Steven Taylor knows what it’s like being a Newcastle fan, as he grew up in Whitley Bay, and was a ball boy when Kevin Keegan was manager at Newcastle for the first time.
Steven Taylor – no fear for us
Newcastle will face Wigan Athletic tomorrow afternoon, and while they have reached the semi-finals of the FA Cup b y that great win at Everton, they are 3rd bottom of the league and are again fighting against relegation.
The Newcastle fans were at their very best on Thursday night, and not only did they behave themselves, as the club asked them to, but the noise they made was fantastic, and it was a fairy tale ending to the game when Papiss Cisse got the winning goal in the last few seconds of the game.
This is what Steven said in the Evening Chronicle today about the Geordie fans:
“They were so noisy and that’s what we need again.” “We can’t make it too welcoming for opponents at St James’ Park and need them behind us away from home, as they always are.”
“They are right behind us and they can help us against any side.” “We’ll take on anybody – there’s no fear for us.” “We will take on anybody who’s left.”
“I am absolutely delighted for Papiss.” “He fully deserves it. He got the last-minute winner against Stoke – and to do what he did against Anzhi was brilliant.”
The spirit in the Newcastle camp at the moment is sky-high, and has been ever since the five new Frenchmen arrived in January, and what a difference they have made to the side, with every single one of them contributing with some excellent performances.
But the game against Anzhi is over and done with now, and the lads have to show just how professional they are, and give a good performance at the DW Stadium on Sunday.
And we should see Yoan Gouffran, Mathieu Debuchy, Jonas Gutierrez, James Perch and even Shola Ameobi in the starting line-up.
It would be great to get another win tomorrow – just great.
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