Ryan Taylor has told the Evening Chronicle today that the spirit of the Newcastle squad is just fine, and the squad are flying.
Ryan Taylor – seems to love life at Newcastle
The 24-year-old Liverpudlian told the Evening Chronicle:
“I’m settling in really well at Newcastle.” “Coming here for me was a change of scenery, a new team and a new town.”
“But I feel I am fitting in well day by day. Everybody is so easy to get on with here and it has been easier than I thought.”
“You read a lot about Newcastle.” ““But to be linked with the club first and then to join them has been brilliant for me.”
“When you come here you don’t know what to expect but everybody has been great and the lads are all fantastic.”
And looking ahead to our next crucial game at Bolton (every game is crucial right now), Taylor is hoping to keep up his record of never being in a Newcastle side that had lost.
While that’s just 3 games, a defeat at Bolton would not be good, and a win would be terrific, because it would put us ahead of Bolton in the league by a point, and we’d also have a slightly better goal difference.
It could well be that two players returning from injury, Oba Martins and Alan Smith, could also play from the start. It would be good to see Smith start, because he must be motivated to do really well, after being out all season through injury.
Alan’s a good player, but he’s hardly shown his best form at Newcastle, in the last 18 months, but maybe that will change under the new management at the club – hope so anyway.
“We’re confident going into it. We are getting numbers back day by day.” “Nobody wants injuries but we have Michael Owen back soon and Danny Guthrie also to come back.”
“The squad are flying at the minute and full of confidence.” “We are three games unbeaten and want to carry on that way.”
There will always be the doom and gloom merchants on Tyneside, and in life generally, who are only happy, when they’re not – and everybody else isn’t either. 😀
But after everything fans have been through this season, there may even be some hope for optimism, because since the new lads came in last month, we have 5 points from 3 games, and that’s not too bad at all when you are fighting relegation.
“It was important to hold on for that point against Everton.” “The lads showed they were all in it together.”
“There is no ‘i’ in team.” “Everybody has a part to play and I will help in anyway that I can.”
Good words from Ryan, who seems to be a great buy for the club, and because of his flexibility in where he can play, and with his his great free kicks, crosses and long throw-ins, this lad will get lots and lots of games for Newcastle in the future.