We May be Playing 12 Men Next Season – Ryan Taylor

Ryan Taylor was unhappy with the penalty decision that robbed Newcastle of a well earned victory yesterday,and he believes some officials in the Football League will also be out to make a name for themselves at Newcastle’s expense.


Ryan Taylor
– unhappy with penalties yesterday

The former Tranmere Rovers and Wigan Athletic player was penalized for a tug on Chris Conway with five minutes left which resulted in a Dundee United penalty which was easily converted by David Goodwillie.

Newcastle actually conceded two dubious penalty-kicks after Kevin Nolan was said to have handled the ball after 66 minutes, but that effort was brilliantly saved by local goalkeeper, Steve Harper.

Taylor told the Evening Chronicle today:

“I thought it was a good workout, only to be spoiled by one of the worst refs I’ve ever seen.”

“He gave us nothing, but overall, we can take a lot of positives from the game.”

“After we went 1-0 up, he gave the first penalty, which was ridiculous. It wasn’t even a handball.”

“For the second one, he said I had pulled the lad. The lad got the ball, but even if I had pulled him, he was in a great position anyway.”

“He just couldn’t wait to give them something. From start to finish, I thought he was terrible.”

“However, it’s going to be like that for the rest of the season, and sometimes we are going to be playing 12 men.”

“We know, especially away from home, it’s going to be tough, but we’ve got so many different characters in the dressing room, and we all seem to gel as one.”

Ryan, who may well tie down the right back spot if, as now expected, Habib Beye is moved out of Newcastle, feels there is enough team spirit in the Newcastle dressing room see the lads through the season.

Ryan added:

“We’re all enjoying training, and it’s all looking good at the minute.”

“I feel there’s enough energy, character and heart in the dressing room to get us through.”

Ryan hardly settled when he was signed form Wigan at the end of January, but it looks like he will have a chance to stake a claim in the first team in the coming season.

Of course we expect new players to come into the squad, but until we get a new owner and/or a new manager we’re not holding our breath on that one.

Comments welcome.

13 comments so far

  • batty

    Aug 3, 2009 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #1

    ryan so if your playing dusent that make it 10 against 12

  • sirjasontoon

    Aug 3, 2009 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #2

    Well said Batty…Ryan is plop.

  • Doocey

    Aug 3, 2009 at 1:40 PM

    Comment #3

    He’ll be good this season…I hope.

  • sirjasontoon

    Aug 3, 2009 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #4

    Keep on hoping Doocey….I Have sen nothing since he signed for us…I will be very surprised if he becomes a good player this season.

  • sirjasontoon

    Aug 3, 2009 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #5

    @ seen

  • Big Dave

    Aug 3, 2009 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #6

    Well lads same sh1te different day. still no news but then there is allways nextweek lol

  • bozo

    Aug 3, 2009 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #7

    with the way players are leaving with no replacements i thought he meant 12 players in the first team squad.

  • RyanToon

    Aug 3, 2009 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #8

    Well IMO refs were AGAINST US last season with”PENALTIES” giving us, and weve three against us in pre season, refs HATE US FACT

  • punk skunk...

    Aug 3, 2009 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #9

    Yet another ‘skanky’ ref performance!..

    …Who woulda thunk it?..

  • milburn

    Aug 3, 2009 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #10

    Sad week/season but for a good bit of fun visit this link for a good old fashioned punch up


  • komfort

    Aug 3, 2009 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #11

    he’s utter crap…couldn’t give him away.

  • Isaac Hunt

    Aug 3, 2009 at 2:57 PM

    Comment #12

    In fairness, the Comical interviews anybody and whatever they say becomes a story.

  • Nick D

    Aug 3, 2009 at 5:12 PM

    Comment #13

    Poor player trying to deflect blame for his c..p mistakes. It’s a scouse thing!

    Nolan has started talking far too much as well, saying we should strengthen the squad. We could start by dumping him and his 50K a week for yet another aging has been.

    For all the people who say we can’t sell off the likes of Nolan, Butt and Smith cos we need their experience to help the youngsters.

    How is them collectively not having a creative bone amongst them week in week out, ever going to develop and bring on our young players.
    At 17 I would say Vuksic is already better than Nolan, Smith or Butt will ever be.


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