They say there’s no loyalty in football these days but there’s always exceptions to the rule: Newcastle United’s Steven Taylor is such an exception. Fiercely loyal to the club he grew up dreaming of playing for, Taylor is that rare example of a fan who has made the journey from the stands, into the dressing room and on to the pitch. We caught up with him at Newcastle’s Malmaison Hotel to find out what the future holds for the defender and ask the question everyone wants to know: is he still mates with Andy Carroll?
Topman Generation: So then Steven, would you say how you’re dressed today (Jeans, t-shirt, hoodie) pretty much sums up your style?
Steven Taylor: Yeah, I reckon. It’s pretty much just casual. I mean, I’ll dress a bit smarter if I’m going out on a Saturday night but most of the time you’ll just catch me in a t-shirt and jeans. I love my t-shirts, I buy loads of them. This one (points at his chest) is my favourite at the moment. I’ve been wearing it a lot lately. It’s a D&G one with a picture of Monica Bellucci on it. I don’t know why but it seems to get a bit of attention from women asking who she is. Might be why I wear it so often.
Topman Generation: Is that why you wear it, for the attention?
ST: Haha. No, I’m not flash like that. Peter Lovenkrands wouldn’t wear anything unless it had...
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