Steven Taylor has given an interview in the Evening Chronicle this morning, but it seems it took place before last night’s Wigan defeat by Swansea City, which now gives the Magpies a clear road to safety – and hopefully the lads can get there sooner rather than later – and will not screw it up.
Steven Taylor – shown at end of Liverpool disaster
And it seems that if we can beat QPR on Sunday, it’s almost certain we will stay in the Premier League next season, after what will probably turn out to be our second worst season ever in the Premier League.
This is what Steven said:
“I have been here 10 years and that is what you get. “People try to upset us and try to get in among the gaffer and the players. They will find any excuse.”
“They mentioned the French players all last week and the gaffer. “One week you can be getting pats on the back and within one game it can change.”
“It is a bit sad really.”“We can only concentrate on ourselves. In the past two years Wigan seem to do well at this time of the season.”
“However, we cannot rely on what they do.” “We just need to focus on our results.” “If we get three points next week
After only picking up 5 points in our last seven league games, with only three goals scored, and conceding a massive 16, it’s been a nightmare run, and our players have done very little to help themselves.
And in fact we’ve managed to make our goal difference 13 goals worse in those seven games – and that takes some doing – so we haven’t exactly covered ourselves in glory since starting the streak with that 2-1 defeat at Wigan.
We are three points clear of Wigan because of Wigan have not done, rather than what we have done, and are goal differences are exactly the same at -23, which is the worst ever goal difference by a Newcastle side in the Premier League..
We hope that the good (great) result for us last night at the DW Stadium will spur our players on to win in London on Sunday – although we;’e won only one games all season on the road.
One thing is for sure – we mustn’t lose the game on Sunday, because that will leave a chance for Wigan to come back – and also it would make our goal difference worse than that of Wigan.
A win will bring blue skies back to Newcastle, although my brother Rod told me yesterday on the phone, that the weather has been excellent lately in Newcastle.
It’s up to our lads now – they need to play their hearts out at Loftus Road – and let’s hope they can bring back the bacon on Sunday.
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