The only team Newcastle did the double over last season in the Premier League was WBA, who we meet now in the first game of the Championship this Saturday.
Ryan Taylor – wants all 3 points Saturday
And Ryan Taylor sees no reason why they can’t copy the success we had at the Hawthorns last season.
If Habib Beye moves to Aston Villa soon, as expected, then Ryan Taylor has a good chance to make the right back spot his own this coming season, and also settle into one position in the side.
Taylor made his Newcastle debut in the match at The Hawthorns in February, when the lads had that great 3-2 win, but both teams were relegated in May.
Ryan told the club’s official website today:
“Obviously that was a great start for me and at the time it was a massive result.” “We all know what happened after that, however, and it was devastating not to stay in the Premier League.”
“But that has gone, we can only affect what is in front of us and that is a season in the Championship where we have the chance to get back in the top division.”
“That starts with West Brom on Saturday. It’ll be tough because they’re a good side with a lot of players who have been in this division.”
“But we beat them at their place in February with a lot of the lads who will be playing this weekend and we’d love a repeat.”
We’d like to think the playing staff, largely the same as last year, will go out and prove to the Newcastle fans they can get the job done this season, and make up for the terrors of last season.
It will be important to get off to a good start, but things have hardly been good in the pre-season, with still no new permanent manager in sight.
We think the team will be very similar to last Sunday’s side that Chris played at Dundee United.
This is the team we think Chris will field on Saturday, which has a late 5:30 pm kick-off time, and is being broadcast on TV:
Taylor R Taylor S Kadar Enrique
Duff Barton Smith (c) Gutierrez
Subs: Krul Geremi LuaLua Tozer Vuckic Ranger Donaldson
We still have a number of players out injured including Beye, Butt, Ameobi, Xisco, Coloccini and Guthrie, and we expect Bassong not to be with us come Saturday.
That’s a good side, but we need some additional striking power up front, so we can then play Nolan in midfield, where he belongs.
Kevin will play his withdrawn forward role on Saturday, and at some point we expect 18 year-old striker Nile Ranger to make his debut.
Let’s know what team you would like to field for Saturday’s game.