Ryan Taylor Still A Valuable Member Of The Newcastle Squad


Ryan Taylor may not be the best player at Newcastle, but his honest play,  endeavour and experience will be a huge help to Newcastle’s survival next season, when Newcastle are back with the big boys.

Ryan Taylor with Danny Guthrie and Championship Trophy

Newcastle manager Chris Hughton told the Evening Chronicle today:

“Ryan will get his fair share of chances. He missed out a bit in the second half of the season when Wayne Routledge came in.”

“And he didn’t get the amount of games he probably wanted to get.” “When a team is winning it’s hard to make changes every time you pick the side.”

Taylor had a very decent season and still played 31 times in the Championship campaign and 36 times total appearances,  scoring four goals and he had five assists, so he did his part for the Newcastle club.

Ryan will never make the headlines for any world-class play, but he is the type of honest player  that every club needs in their squad to be successful.

We think he will get plenty of games for Newcastle next season, either at fullback or on either wing, and he was a very good buy from Wigan 16 months ago, since we got £6M and Ryan for Charles N’Zogbia.

As we said he was a good buy.

Ryan wanted more playing time last season, but that’s not always possible with an in-form playing squad, which Newcastle had last season.

But Chris Hughton has today revealed how highly he rates the 25 year-old  Liverpudlian as he talked about the former 4 times capped England Under-21 player:

“He’s a good player and has plenty of Premier League experience to boot.”“When he looks back on last season he played his part and in a big amount of the games.”

“It’s not just about the starting XI, it’s a squad game and everybody knows they can’t play every game.”

Ryan Taylor is an excellent squad player for Newcastle, and we’re very pleased he’s at the Newcastle club.

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6 comments so far

  • wickywoowoo

    May 22, 2010 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #1

    Ryan Taylor never gets any respect and when he does something that helps win a match, he never gets any credit. I can’t blame him if he tries to get out to another club but I am a fan and want him to stay.

    We should keep him if only for the fact he will always score against us.

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  • jesus was a geordie

    May 22, 2010 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #2

    I know a fair few of you here are calling for players with Premier League experience…I think Ryan Taylor is the prime example of why I want more unknown talents to come in.

    He’s alright, he can play a steady game, come in and do a job…But is he going to add a new dimension to the team, is he going to frighten opposition defences…no!

    I think at the minute we have a good mix of steady experience and foreign flair, but I wouldn’t mind a bit more of both!

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  • Thump

    May 22, 2010 at 4:55 PM

    Comment #3

    Well done to Blackpool. Very good game!

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  • G

    May 22, 2010 at 6:47 PM

    Comment #4

    Earlier on in the season just gone, RTaylor was the only person capable of throwing a cross in from the flanks. He has been a valuable member of the squad, and long may it continue.

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  • Charlietoon

    May 22, 2010 at 11:18 PM

    Comment #5

    I think he is a great impact sub once the others teams legs are tired but he does not wear them out himself. Roughtledge though seems to be very good at wearing them out and its no wonder he has come on a few times and either scored or assisted

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  • Sav

    May 23, 2010 at 12:57 AM

    Comment #6

    Is Hughton one of those blokes with a garage full of jam-jars with bent nails and odd bit of wood that ‘might come in handy one day’?
    He needs to have a good clear out and weed out the ones we need from the ones we don’t. Best, R.Taylor, Shola and perhaps a few ‘heartbeats of the changing room’ who will be found out back in the Prem.
    Keegan was ruthless and showed loyalty only to next week’s team, not last week’s. You have to be like that as a manager.
    Does CH have what it takers?

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