Ryan Taylor – Newcastle Squad Just As Good As Evertons

Ryan Taylor started his career with Merseyside’s other club, Tranmere Rovers, whom he joined 6 years ago when he was just 18 years old.


Ryan Taylor – in action at WBA

Ryan went on to play for Tranmere 98 times with 14 goals, before moving to Wigan Athletic in 2005.

Ryan is from the red half of Liverpool and he is naturally looking forward to a win over the Blues on Sunday afternoon, as he told the Evening Chronicle today:

“I’m from the red half of Liverpool.” “I’ll make sure we get a win there!” “My family’s a mixture, really.”

“Obviously, if you’re from Newcastle, you support Newcastle, and if you’re from Sunderland, you support them.” “It doesn’t really work like that when you’re in one city with two clubs.”

“Sometimes on derby day, when you’re watching at home, you’ll be with your mother, who’s a blue, and your father, who’s a red.”

“There are never any bad feelings, but with me being a red, personally I don’t mind seeing Everton lose!”

“We have just as good a squad here (as Everton), if not better.” “The quality here is different class.” “They’re all proven international players.”

“We’ve obviously got to look at the likes of Aston Villa and Everton.” “We want to be where they are, and it’s a case of hard work, and togetherness, starting on Sunday.”

Everton have lost just once in their last 13 games in both league and cup, and that was against Manchester United at Old Trafford.

So what does that tell us?

They are obviously due another defeat fairly soon, and we might as well take them out of their misery on Sunday afternoon.   😀

We’ll  be looking for the lads to show us some top form, as well as a never-say-die spirit, because we need the points desperately.

Add to that the fact the lads will want to win this game, so that Joe Kinnear has a good first day out of the hospital, and we may just be able to do it.

Howay The Lads!!

Comments welcome.

58 comments so far

  • Monster

    Feb 19, 2009 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #1

    Hand Baaaaaaaaaaaall!!!!!!!!!

  • xfer

    Feb 19, 2009 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #2

    When he said there are proven players in the squad, he meant the squad is old.

  • Toon_Factor

    Feb 19, 2009 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #3

    We have a good squad of players but our team doesnt work together. First of all everton have got a better defence than us, 2. They have wingers who get a lot of assists and goals (Arteta, Pienarr) 3. They have a good defensive mid (Fellaini) and a good attacking mid (cahill) which we havnt got, there team is balanced unlike ours

  • beyethegreat

    Feb 19, 2009 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #4

    their squad is better than ours

  • dougnufc

    Feb 19, 2009 at 2:05 PM

    Comment #5

    We have a really talented squad, but just that most of them are past it.

    Imagine this:

    Young Owen
    Young Viduka
    Young Smith
    Young Butt

  • club insider

    Feb 19, 2009 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #6

    We will win on Sunday ! 3 – 1

    Taylor (S)

  • club insider

    Feb 19, 2009 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #7

    where is everyone today ?

  • messi_is_king

    Feb 19, 2009 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #8

    everton played without strikers for lot of the season! so we cant blamr things on injuries, our 11 that we put out shud be doin better

    everton really good at the minute, i can’t see us winning especially with chris hoghton in charge

  • Pons Aelius

    Feb 19, 2009 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #9

    Their 4 best players are Arteta, Cahill, Jagielka and Lescott. Pienarr isn’t far behind either.

    If Everton can get Jo firing on all cylinders alongside Saha they could be a real threat.

  • Doocey

    Feb 19, 2009 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #10

    Everton will a real big threat.

    Whether Martins can break through Jagielka and Lescott…..Of course he can 😀

  • Pons Aelius

    Feb 19, 2009 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #11

    We’ve needed Martins back so badly!

    I can’t wait for our forward line to have some pace again 😀


    Feb 19, 2009 at 2:56 PM

    Comment #12

    Everton weak links- Tim Howard and Hibbert – attack down our left and plenty of shots and crosses. If we follow my simple plan we might get a draw. They will score. Lots.

  • Tony

    Feb 19, 2009 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #13

    hibbert is banned

  • Bosck

    Feb 19, 2009 at 3:16 PM

    Comment #14

    hibbert and cahill are definately missing and maybe fellaini too.

  • Pienaar and Saha need fitness tests too so they might not be playing either.

  • Rodzilla

    Feb 19, 2009 at 3:28 PM

    Comment #16

    I reckon Fellaini will be back, unfortunately.

    ….so RT is a red? GET IN!

    Nolan and Guthrie are also Liverpool supporters!


  • workyticket

    Feb 19, 2009 at 3:30 PM

    Comment #17

    Our squad could definitely be as good as Everton’s, but our next signings should be Sherlock Holmes and Poirot. Maybe they can find out why half of them are always knacked in the physio room!

  • MDS

    Feb 19, 2009 at 3:30 PM

    Comment #19

    Hull’s in trouble. Too bade for Bullard but it certainly doesn’t hurt us…


  • Toon Graeme

    Feb 19, 2009 at 3:41 PM

    Comment #20

    Mark Lawro on BBC has predicted a 1-1 scoreline for us. Thats fair this week.

    On another topic he also notes Liverpool to beat Man City 3 – 0. Wonder how Shay reacts if they do!!

  • Well-well-well

    Feb 19, 2009 at 3:45 PM

    Comment #21

    I allways stay positive ahead of home games, and especially with oba back. But I’m really concerned with our defence. Before we at least had shay’s great reflexes to save us.
    Wasn’t one of the pros about r. taylor that he could play right back aswell? anyone seen him in that position?

    all i demand is a clean sheet for once

  • workyticket

    Feb 19, 2009 at 3:47 PM

    Comment #22

    MDS // Feb 19, 2009 at 3:30 PM

    “Hull’s in trouble. Too bade for Bullard but it certainly doesn’t hurt us…”

    Scott Parker certainly won’t be on Bullard’s Christmas card list.

  • club insider

    Feb 19, 2009 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #23

    Who gives a sh*t about hull ? Hope that mackem tosser Brown takes them down !!!

  • Rodzilla

    Feb 19, 2009 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #24

    Lawro is a Newcastle-hating tool. Yep, I would love it, love it if we finished above Man City this season. It’s certainly doable. Although I wouldn’t wish any misfortune on young Shay for his long-serving loyalty I would find it most difficult hiding any smugness.

  • club insider

    Feb 19, 2009 at 3:51 PM

    Comment #25


    Good call I hate Lawrenson with a passion !!! Saggy faced toss pot !

  • Rodzilla

    Feb 19, 2009 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #26

    club insider // Feb 19, 2009 at 3:49 PM 22

    ….I think that was MDS’s point mate.

  • Rodzilla

    Feb 19, 2009 at 3:53 PM

    Comment #27

    club insider // Feb 19, 2009 at 3:51 PM 24

    …indeed the man is a slapped @rse

  • Piers

    Feb 19, 2009 at 3:53 PM

    Comment #28

    Looks like we are battling Arsenal for Sahko:


  • club insider

    Feb 19, 2009 at 3:53 PM

    Comment #29

    yeah sorry MDS,

    Good call 😉

  • MDS

    Feb 19, 2009 at 3:55 PM

    Comment #30

    @club insider.

    I give a sh*t about Hull. We’re 2 points behind them in the standings.

  • Alex

    Feb 19, 2009 at 3:57 PM

    Comment #31

    it would brilliant if we were to finish above Citeh & Tottenham . The 2 biggest spenders in the last year . That would be funny

  • Toon Graeme

    Feb 19, 2009 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #32

    I only follow whats happening to hull to make sure they loose and drop below we.

    Then again its Hull Tottenham so what do you go for – the spuds win or Hull. I would say Hull as they are ahead of we anyway and if we grab 3 points (touch wood and stroke rabbits foot) we will still be in the same position.

    I do so hope that Arsenal will wipe the board of the mackems and Arshavin rips them apart.

  • Ross

    Feb 19, 2009 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #33

    we’re not battling for sakho. All that article says is that we were linked with him. Which we were, by the press.
    If he’s coming to the prem, he’ll go to arsenal i imagine. Unless another top four club/ man c (depending on his ambitions) come in for him.

  • club insider

    Feb 19, 2009 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #35


    No offence mate ! Hull had a purple patch earlier in the season lets just watch them drop by us as they continue their freefall down the table. We will get our revenge on 14th March in the sixpointer at their place !!!

    Keep the faith !

  • Piers

    Feb 19, 2009 at 4:03 PM

    Comment #36

    Ross – No one has any clue whether or not we are linked with any player. What you just said was pure speculation.

  • club insider

    Feb 19, 2009 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #37


    An interesting article indeed ! Come on Nolan and Taylor !!!!

  • Partizan

    Feb 19, 2009 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #38

    sorry….its actually same as this thread…..havent read it before posting 🙂

  • Ross

    Feb 19, 2009 at 4:07 PM

    Comment #39

    Piers-hence i made sure i said something along the lines of “i imagine”, showing that it was merely an opinion. The article you posted is pure speculation, as far as Arsenal are concerned. All it said regarding us is that we were linked with him in the past-which we were, but only by papers.
    Kinnear was never quiet about the players we were looking at.

  • Rodzilla

    Feb 19, 2009 at 4:13 PM

    Comment #40

    Alex // Feb 19, 2009 at 3:57 PM 30

    ..yeah mate, finishing above Citeh and Spuds would be cool. I know it’s highly unlikely now, but to watch a post-Palacios Wigan side hit self-destruct and slide below us would be truly glorious. Insomnia’s dreamworld – shattered!

    (see what I did there?) 😉


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