Steven Taylor has a good chance to start for Newcastle tomorrow night at Crystal Palace in the Capital One Cup, and show that he can still do a job for Newcastle this season.
Steven Taylor at Gillingham in previous round
Newcastle’s strange decision to let Yanga-Mbiwa go out on loan on the last day of the window to Roma has made us short of an experienced central defender, and we only have three for the season, which seems just a little ridiculous.
Newcastle have yet to win the in the Premier League this season, although we had a decent enough 1-0 win at Gillingham in the previous round of the League Cup, currently being sponsored by Capital One.
Steven says that he wants to see a win tomorrow night in London:
“You would like to think a win would give us a real boost,” “It didn’t happen after Gillingham but I would like to think that if we win on Wednesday we can build on this.”
“Selhurst Park will be a difficult place to go, it’s a tight pitch and they will make the game very difficult, as they did up here a few weeks ago.”
“They have good players who can cause some problems and are a very hard-working side. We will have to match that first and foremost, and then hopefully our quality shines through after.”
“It will be completely different. Playing in the Premier League and the Capital One Cup are completely different scenarios.” “The main thing is you have to turn up.”
“What I’ve learnt over the years of playing in this competition, is that you have to put your foot in and have a good level of commitment.”
“If you don’t, you lose the game – it’s as simple as that.” And while the Barclays Premier League is United’s bread and butter, ” “We want to do well in it, of course we do,”
“The Premier League is the most important thing for us, of course it is, but everyone would like to do well in a cup as well, and why not this one?”
“We will go out there on Wednesday, try to win the game and hopefully end up in the next round.”
Even Steve manages to get in the statement that the the Premier League is the most important thing for us, so he’s even been indoctrinated, but being a local lad Steven would like nothing better than Newcastle having a decent cup run this season.
We last won a local trophy in England back in 1955 when we took Manchester City apart 3-1 in the final with goals from Jackie Milburn, Bobby Mitchell and George Hannah, and that was 31 years before Steven was even born.
But looking on the bright side – maybe we can win tomorrow night even though two in three fans think we will lose the game.
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