News today in the Chronicle that Coloccini may miss the game at WBA today, and if that happens it could mean positional moves for our two Tayls.
Ryan Taylor – I’ll play anywhere for Newcastle United
If Fabricio misses his first game of the season, Joe will probably switch Steven Taylor to center-back and bring in Ryan Taylor at right back, which is after all Ryan’s preferred position.
This is another reason Ryan will get lots of games at Newcastle because he can play on the flanks – either defending or going forward – and on either side.
Ryan has probably been interviewed more than most new players at the club, but his positive interviews have helped lift the mood of the Newcastle supporters, as the club is getting criticized by Shay and the little French trouble-maker.
But only Shay’s comments are really being listened to, because we know Charles is off in his own little world.
Ryan has told the Evening Chronicle he doesn’t mind where he plays for Newcastle United:
“I don’t care where I play.” “I’ve got my own preferred position which is right-back.”
“But if you get that shirt, then you must give 100% wherever you are told to play.”
“If the gaffer wants me to play a different role I’ll be happy to do that. I just want to play and pull on a shirt.”
“As soon as I heard Newcastle were interested, I wanted to make the move. It all happened in such a short space of time.”
“There were no second thoughts – it was just a case of ‘I’d love to go and play for a club like this’.”
And wherever Ryan plays this afternoon, look for the first free-kick outside the penalty box, and Newcastle fans will expect Ryan to be given his first chance, to put that ball right into the back of the net.
The former Tranmere Rovers player continued:
“I’d like to think I’ll take some free-kicks for Newcastle.” “I want to take them, but there are good players here who will fancy them as well.”
“Obviously, with my history against this club, they realize what I can do.”
“They were all special goals for me, but my favourite would be the first one, which was my first Premier League goal.”
“That meant a lot. Every one of them has just been as nice, but the first one meant that little bit more as it was my first.”
“It was a 1-0 win and, despite everything that happened against Newcastle, it would have to be that one.”
“You go into every game thinking if you get a free-kick, you could score.” “With me, it just always seemed to be the same team all the time.”
“I think I need to redeem myself after scoring four against Newcastle.”
“It will be nice to get that first one.” “And if it was from a set play it would be nice to show the fans that I can do it for them as well.”
We can only imagine what the interview will be like after today’s game if he manages to score the winner.
Howay The Lads!!