Ryan Wants Win – Likely Magpies Team For WBA

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
Nolan Carroll
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Kevin will play his withdrawn forward role on Saturday, and at some point we expect 18 year-old striker Nile Ranger to make his debut.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.

Comments welcome.

170 comments so far

  • Gordo

    Aug 6, 2009 at 6:48 PM

    Comment #1

    Looks a decent team ED hope they can get us the 3 points 🙂

  • doofa the loofa

    Aug 6, 2009 at 6:51 PM

    Comment #2

    thats good news…. someone please explain to our mate ryan what a win means as i don’t think he really knows. tell him which is our goal and which is theirs maybe cos i have no idea which way he’s heading for half the time.

  • Darling27

    Aug 6, 2009 at 6:56 PM

    Comment #3

    Beye off to Hull City. Fee has been agreed.

  • bowdeni

    Aug 6, 2009 at 6:56 PM

    Comment #4

    We’ve agreed a price with Hull for Beye. Looks like he is on his way. Feel sorry for the dude he is going to that club.

  • Tom Mo.

    Aug 6, 2009 at 7:03 PM

    Comment #5

    whered you find that news??

  • bowdeni

    Aug 6, 2009 at 7:04 PM

    Comment #6

    It’s on SSN.

  • Toonmania

    Aug 6, 2009 at 7:05 PM

    Comment #7

    beye is a nice chap, but we have to be real and his wages are way too much for the championship, also he has said he wants to leave so bye beye, just don’t take any sh*t from your new manager as he is known for his temper

  • RyanToon

    Aug 6, 2009 at 7:07 PM

    Comment #8

    it get worse lads 🙁

  • trofmok

    Aug 6, 2009 at 7:11 PM

    Comment #9

    we’re going to hell in a handcart !!!!!

  • jonny

    Aug 6, 2009 at 7:16 PM

    Comment #10

    well my two favourite players from last season are going to my two most despised premiership clubs aside from sunderland. still at least if we get promoted well definitly pass hull on their way down…

  • Ross

    Aug 6, 2009 at 7:17 PM

    Comment #11

    Beye and Bassong were two we always knew would most probably be out the door. I dont want to see either leave but end of the day like its already been said both are too expensive for us in the CCC. Beye seemed to have lost the plot within the past few weeks aswell. He didnt look at all happy and has said he wants to go along with Bassong. I’ve always had the view of if they dont want to be here, they wont give 110%, which we need next season. Let them go sadly.

    I just feel sorry for him that Hull is his destination. He’ll have played for 3 clubs in 3 seasons come next summer because they’ll be down here with us end of this season like.

    As for the starting 11 on saturday like, really hope Nolan gets stuck in the center of midfield with Barton and isnt played upfront. I’d like to see

    Harper, R Taylor, Kadar, S Taylor, Enrique, Barton, Smith, Duff, Kazenga, Carroll, Ranger.

    I think however, we will see the team you’ve posted Ed.

  • Waldo P. Barnstormer

    Aug 6, 2009 at 7:17 PM

    Comment #12

    Poor Beye I live in Hull and I’d prefer to be in Newcastle playing League 2 than playing for Hull.

  • budmon

    Aug 6, 2009 at 7:18 PM

    Comment #13
  • Ross

    Aug 6, 2009 at 7:18 PM

    Comment #14

    And obviously, we’ll see smith playing because he’s captain so my comment about Nolan being moved back to CM.

  • ginkoh

    Aug 6, 2009 at 7:19 PM

    Comment #15

    Hull city !? Habib what are you thinking ? Maybe he will face the relegation again next season.

  • Ross

    Aug 6, 2009 at 7:21 PM

    Comment #16

    Christ, i was meant to say

    And obviously, we’ll see smith playing because he’s captain so my comment about Nolan being moved back to CM is clearly rubbish.

    ..much like my ability to use a computer today, it seems. Got there in the end.

  • Steve_48

    Aug 6, 2009 at 7:26 PM

    Comment #17

    What Ameobi injured? Surely not, must be a misprint, he’s never injured, sorry sarcy overload

  • Toon Graeme

    Aug 6, 2009 at 7:27 PM

    Comment #18

    I have always loved Beye.

    I knew in the back of the mind that he would be off but the reality of the situation is now setting in.

    That Oba, Bassong and Beye off. Thats two out of the defense.

    Yes we have Tamas and I wish him the best of luck in the first team but I have severe concerns with Ryan Taylor at right back.

    Today has been ridiculous with speculation and counter speculation and denial and sales.

    We need a f*****g manager
    We need new players re replace the one’s that have gone (inc out of contract)

    What the hell is going on at NUFC?????

    HOnestly I thought we would be no where near as the state of shite that we are in now with 24hrs til the start of the championship.

    I am so looking forward to getting on that bus and getting to the Hawthorns!

    I havent said this for so long but:

    Howay the lads!!!!!

  • jettson1971

    Aug 6, 2009 at 7:29 PM

    Comment #19

    well who gets the funds? howe can an asset worth £100m and then loses assets to the value of £21m in the 3 players we have lost still be worth £100m? surely the value o the club muist have come down? and on wages that must be another £130k a week saved or thereabouts! all good news except they were all star players! we have lost the pace up front and now pace at the back, we in desperate need of a fast forward, remember cole when he signed for KK, thats what we need to find now, but who?

  • Toon Graeme

    Aug 6, 2009 at 7:33 PM

    Comment #20

    Least with Beye being a high earner that him off the wage bill.

    How Stardust – whack us some figures up marra?!

  • tinytoon

    Aug 6, 2009 at 7:34 PM

    Comment #21

    Does anyone know a way to watch the games in the US? PLEASE HELP!

  • Tel

    Aug 6, 2009 at 7:35 PM

    Comment #22

    Jettson1971, perhaps it is prospective owners who have agreed to sale of players, maybe they bid for example 75mil and the remainder is to be made up from sales. Just speculation on my behalf and I havent read it, seen it or heard it elsewhere, so no rumour mongering please.

  • stk85

    Aug 6, 2009 at 7:38 PM

    Comment #23

    that team on paper is good, but do know what wouldve guaranteed us a result on saturday with that team?

    if shearer had been given the summer to work with them and make us a team, not some hap hazard half preparations which will no doubt serve as the main reason once the excuses start flowiung come october

    this club is dying and its taking my love for the game and this city with it

  • Tel

    Aug 6, 2009 at 7:39 PM

    Comment #24

    Despite the poor state of the club I am getting desperate for Saturday to come, what is it with me and misery and eternal hope. I always build myself up then get dropped from a great height without a ‘chute, but this year will be different. Hopefully.

  • Rangerman

    Aug 6, 2009 at 7:39 PM

    Comment #25

    well who gets the funds? howe can an asset worth £100m and then loses assets to the value of £21m in the 3 players we have lost still be worth £100m? surely the value o the club muist have come down?


    The money will just go into the clubs account, whether it will be in a lump sum or in installments.

    Harris said as much about the Martins deal when he was on the radio.

  • dougnufc

    Aug 6, 2009 at 7:40 PM

    Comment #26


  • Rangerman

    Aug 6, 2009 at 7:40 PM

    Comment #27

    I think a draw would be a good result in Saturday.

  • Ross

    Aug 6, 2009 at 7:44 PM

    Comment #28

    Rangerman-i think everyone would accept it to be honest. I’ve gone from loving the fact that WBA was our opener, to dreading it. Obviously deep down im excited for the start of the new season regardless like, but im really nervous about it at the same time like.
    They’ve made signings and will be well up for it. We’re just losing players i’d have preferred to see play on saturday even if they left the following monday, not good times for us lot like.

  • Toon Graeme

    Aug 6, 2009 at 7:44 PM

    Comment #29

    Im gonna tip Smith, Barton and Shola to shine in Championship and Taylor & Kadar to form a solid partnership at centre back.

  • coxonfamily

    Aug 6, 2009 at 7:45 PM

    Comment #30

    i think beye will turn hull down and hold out for villa

  • Rodzilla

    Aug 6, 2009 at 7:46 PM

    Comment #31

    …well Ryan Taylor better get his defending boots on as our now-first and only choice right back. Come to think of it, we also only have one left back and pretty much two centre backs. I sincerely hope something is coming back our way through the revolving door – and not a sh1t storm.

    We’ll be playing a back 4 of S Taylor, Kadar, Nolan and Duff before we know it. Talk about a paper-thin squad – I’d say we’re currently about 20GSM.

  • Rangerman

    Aug 6, 2009 at 7:48 PM

    Comment #32

    The thing is Ross West Brom are likely to be rivals for promotion next season, so a decent result there would get one of our toughest away games out of the way early.

  • Rodzilla

    Aug 6, 2009 at 7:49 PM

    Comment #33

    coxonfamily, I suppose the clubs have agreed a fee but it’s down to Beye’s terms. He’ll probably want 48 million pounds per week and blow Hull’s budget out of the water.

  • Stuart79

    Aug 6, 2009 at 7:52 PM

    Comment #34

    Rangerman // Aug 6, 2009 at 7:48 PM

    The thing is Ross West Brom are likely to be rivals for promotion next season, so a decent result there would get one of our toughest away games out of the way early.

    Are you thinkin were going to be challanging for promotion like?

    Can I get the number of your doctor? I want them pills!

  • Lew Davies

    Aug 6, 2009 at 7:54 PM

    Comment #35

    NO a win would be a good result, a draw will be acceptable though.
    Think colon will start alongside S Tayls. not TK. I’d start him on the bench though.

    Gettin excited now.


  • hitman

    Aug 6, 2009 at 7:55 PM

    Comment #36

    you wipe your feet on the way oot of hull,beye might find a nice pad on one of the 2 biggest council estates in europe.

  • Geordie Jayne

    Aug 6, 2009 at 7:59 PM

    Comment #37

    Malcolm McDonald has just said on radio that the story about Barry moat buying Newcastle is NOT GOING TO HAPPEN.

    He is friends with Moat and said that he has spoke to him

  • TonyGreenSupreme

    Aug 6, 2009 at 8:00 PM

    Comment #38

    Ryan Taylor ranks as one of the worst NUFC players that I have seen in the past 36yrs……..
    And believe me I have seen some bad un’s.

  • toonoholic

    Aug 6, 2009 at 8:03 PM

    Comment #39

    i read the headlines and i thought RYANTOON wanted a win.

    then it struck me there is a certain ryan taylor, however there is only one real taylor and that is STEVIEE.

    we shld make a cheeky bid for matthew taylor
    and matt taylor and make a little taylor army out there

  • Rodzilla

    Aug 6, 2009 at 8:08 PM

    Comment #40

    …thie thing is lads, just going back to my ‘paper-thin’ comment @29, all of us are aware of how physical the CCC is, and also the fact that we are gona be a HUGE scalp for every other team. When you couple these facts together with the other trouble-doubler of us having a squad that can’t cope with injuries OR SUSPENSIONS when we have a team full of hot-heads in Smith, Barton, Nolan, Guthrie, Butt and Steven Taylor it doesn’t look too good.

    …anyway, despite our current plight I’m well looking forward to it all kicking off (hopefully only in the footballing sense), and hope to fk there is already a cohesive plan in place!

    Howay the Lads!!!!!

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