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.