Steven Taylor has come out today and urged Newcastle fans to cheer them on at SAt. James’ Park on Sunday – in what is turning out to be a vital game for Newcastle, and we have to start picking up some wins, if we are to maintain our Premier League status.
Steven Taylor – plea to fans
Local lad Steven was one of the players who played in the second last game of our relegation season against Fulham at home in May of 2009, and we went down 1-0 – after beating Middlesbrough 3-1 at home on the previous Monday, and that win looked like it could have saved Newcastle.
But it was not to be, and in our final game at Villa Park the next Sunday, we also went down 1-0 and went down one league in England too.
Steven Taylor, Steve Harper, Shola Ameobi. Jonas Gutierrez, Fabricio Coloccini and Ryan Taylor are the players left at Newcastle who were in the squad for that game, which was as follows:
Newcastle: Steve Harper, David Edgar, Damien Duff, Fabricio Coloccini, Steven Taylor, Nicky Butt (c), Kevin Nolan, Danny Guthrie, Jonas Gutierrez, Oba Martins, Mark Viduka
Subs: Tim Krul, Ryan Taylor, Shola Ameobi, Michael Owen, Alan Smith, Jose Enrique, Jonas Gutierrez
Steven Taylor had this to say on the Newcastle web-site today:
“That game’s in the past now,” “It’s a new team with new players and for us it’s all about what we do as a team. We just need to make sure we perform.” “The players are going to go into the Fulham game with massive belief and confidence.’
‘It’s going to be a difficult game but we believe in ourselves.” “I think every game from now until the end of the season is going to be important. We have to win games, it’s as simple as that.”
“You want three points on the board as players – and we can get them.” “The next few games are vital for this football club,” “But as long as we stick together, we won’t go far wrong.
“We’ll need energy, loads of that, and to be powerful and we’ve got to keep pushing and pressing them.” “And we’re going to need our home crowd behind us every single game now – lively, loud and horrible for the other team.
“The atmosphere against Anzhi Makhachkala last month was the best I’ve heard in a long time. We need that and we’ll need the fans behind us.” “Even if we go a goal behind we need them to keep going and going and going because playing in front of them can really benefit us.”
Newcastle must pick up the points to survive at home – since we have won only one away game in the league all season.
If you can attend the game on Sunday against Fulham but haven’t yet got a ticket – you can get one here.
Howay The Lads!!
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