Newcastle Experience And Quality Is Frightening – Ryan Taylor

Ryan Taylor has trained all week with the Newcastle squad, which also has had Martins, Viduka and Smith back after injury, and it appears Ryan has been suitably impressed with the quality of Newcastle’s squad.


The Two Tayls – Steven And Ryan in training this week

The 24-year-old Liverpool-born lad thinks the club’s league position is in no way reflective of the quality inside the Newcastle squad, and we shouldn’t be in the position that they currently find themselves.

How many times have we all heard that, since Bobby Robson was sacked by the club, in the early part of the 2004-2005 season.

But for some reason, since Bobby left, we have never been able to get the best out of our players, and of course injuries, which are always far too many, haven’t helped either.

Ryan told BBC Radio Newcastle today:

“I’ve only been here a few days but the experience and quality is frightening,”

“They shouldn’t be in that position toward the foot of the table.”

Taylor is now one of three Liverpudlians at the club, along with fellow Newcastle new boy Kevin Nolan and tough-tackling former Manchester City midfielder Joey Barton.

Joey of course, broke his right foot and will not be back for a while, but when he does come back it will be great to see how Joey and Kevin play together in central midfield.

Taylor joked today:

“You walk around the place and everybody’s talking Scouse,”

“I knew them all from playing against them, like Joey and Kevin, and it’s good.”

“If you get a couple of Scousers up here then the banter will flow and the place won’t be so quiet,”

One of the things Joe Kinenar likes about our three new signings is they talk a lot, and Joe thinks that will be a good thing for the dressing room, which he’s often said is just too quiet.

Comments welcome.

16 comments so far

  • RyanToon

    Feb 6, 2009 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #1

    shearer4pm, 1st 🙂

  • RyanToon

    Feb 6, 2009 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #2

    look forward to seeing him play for the toon, he WILL score saturday, i know it!

  • newcastle1981

    Feb 6, 2009 at 2:55 PM

    Comment #3

    aye it’s frightening but not like he means. absolutely bricking it about the weekend

  • Kash

    Feb 6, 2009 at 2:56 PM

    Comment #4

    I hope he has first pick of set-pieces as Duff and Geremi are proper sh1t!!!!

  • Turkish Magpie

    Feb 6, 2009 at 4:04 PM

    Comment #5

    Nicky Butt’s got an alright freekick!

  • Doocey

    Feb 6, 2009 at 4:14 PM

    Comment #6

    Yeah, injuries are clearing up, thank God 🙂

  • shearer4pm

    Feb 6, 2009 at 4:38 PM

    Comment #7

    damn u ryan toon *shakes fist* 😛

    they look like brothers, same hair cut lol

  • chuck

    Feb 6, 2009 at 6:51 PM

    Comment #8

    Yeah they frighten me too, the lack of talent since SBR`s day.

  • jimnufc

    Feb 6, 2009 at 7:23 PM

    Comment #9

    c’mon lads think posative three new players and a few back from injuries might start to win games ???????

  • Tom_Toon

    Feb 6, 2009 at 7:54 PM

    Comment #10


  • mattyNUFC

    Feb 6, 2009 at 9:36 PM

    Comment #11

    i sure hope people realize this is barton’s third metatarsal injury since he’s been at the club. people are probably done with this post but i just hope we give joey enough time so this doesn’t become an even more recurring injury. Barton for captain

  • jimiley

    Feb 7, 2009 at 12:27 AM

    Comment #12

    Son why are we so crap then? Maybe Taylor as the new boy is talking b……s.

  • nufctj

    Feb 7, 2009 at 12:41 AM

    Comment #13

    JFK is a muppet.

    MA is a buffoon…

    Wise is the poison dwarf!

  • Tom_Toon

    Feb 7, 2009 at 12:46 AM

    Comment #14


  • ginkoh

    Feb 7, 2009 at 3:15 AM

    Comment #15

    he come with confident, good for him. hope the best luck for us today. God bless.

  • Guinea Mag

    Feb 7, 2009 at 8:16 AM

    Comment #16

    Thought Danny Guthrie was a Scouser also?

    Regardless, I believe Ryan Taylor will make an immediate impact at Newcastle United and hopefully form the backbone of a successful team in the near future.

    Best of luck for today’s game guys……


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