Ryan Taylor And Simpson In Line For Right Back On Saturday


Newcastle may well have a new player at right back on Saturday, when we play at bottom-placed West Ham United.

Ryan Taylor – may get a run-out on Saturday

The Newcastle boss is said to be considering a recall for Ryan Taylor or Danny Simpson in the right back position, after James Perch had his worst game in Newcastle colors on Saturday, when he just couldn’t contain former winger Charles N’Zogbia.

James is playing at the highest level he has ever played at, and Chris is hoping he can indeed raise his game to become a Premier League player.

And that could still be true, since he’s a decent player and seems a good lad with a strong character, but he cannot really expect to be starting every league game.

And after his poor performance against Wigan we have to think either Ryan Taylor or Danny Simpson will get the nod at West Ham.

This is what Chris said today about Perch:

“He is a good enough character. I have to look at it over a period of time and so far he has been very stable,”

“He is still getting used to this division, I can guarantee he will work as hard as anyone to keep a level of performance. Certainly I could hear the fans’ frustration.”

“I think there was general frustration because we were in a position they didn’t want us to be in.” “Some of it is understandable. They see us at home in a game we should expect to be winning, so that is understandable.”

Ryan Taylor has been in good form this season but has only appeared in one league game this season, and we really think Ryan’s best position is up front on one of the wings.

Danny Simpson will play for the Reserves this afternoon against Bolton at Benton, and Chris will be there to look him over, and it could be that another good performance by Danny in that game,  would get him the start on Saturday.

We think Danny Simpson is just about ready to show us what he can do on Saturday in London.

Comments welcome.



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14 comments so far

  • Sav

    Oct 19, 2010 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #1

    Calderwood to snatch Perch for Hibs….?

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  • BeeGuy

    Oct 19, 2010 at 12:17 PM

    Comment #2

    If Perch has been starting in front of Raylor, then he earned it. If Perch is better than every other RB, then maybe going 3-4-3 or 3-5-2 is the way ahead. After all, the NUFC back three after Perch was off had no trouble with Wigan. In fact, the NUFC back three are exceptionally good defenders and make Perch look worse than he is. That said, if Perch would confine himself, or be confined, from making deep runs, he would be in better position to do the defending he is paid to perform.

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  • SpartanChris

    Oct 19, 2010 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #3

    Perch had a mare but this was because Guthrie was not tracking back and adding any kind of cover on the right wing.

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  • J88

    Oct 19, 2010 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #4

    Perch has potential but currently not on form and not premier league level, he does however have natural speed and strength on which to build, enrique struggled when he first arrived look at the bull now
    Not good enough yet though,
    get raylor on! dead ball magician and can get a goal from nothing he does need to decide whether he is a rm or a rb though and refine the position. He can cross brilliantly which surely needs to be used as we play big cf’s. He should have been started rm on sunday rather than guthrie who is a cm
    The start of the season we were all saying, staying up is the main thing, now because of a couple of good performances we all have our hopes sky high in the top 6.
    Calm it down support hughton, Ashley may be a total C unit for the sign disgrace, but he is finacially stabilising the club and promoting young talent, we have a big stadium with loyal fans so when the revenue based spending comes in well be laughing

    The future’s bright, the future’s black and white

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  • G

    Oct 19, 2010 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #5

    I have defended Perch, but unfortunately every game he plays mean the oposition have more time to expoit his weaknesses. The sooner Danny Simpson is back, the hapier I would be. I know Danny is another player who the fans love to give a hard time, but he is still our best RB, and he still has age on his side too.

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  • Moreno

    Oct 19, 2010 at 12:55 PM

    Comment #6

    BeeGuy // Oct 19, 2010 at 12:17 PM

    If Perch has been starting in front of Raylor, then he earned it. If Perch is better than every other RB, then maybe going 3-4-3 or 3-5-2 is the way ahead

    And drop Jose Enrique, arguably our best player?

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  • ronaldeano

    Oct 19, 2010 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #7

    Perch = a fish out of water…

    Ryan Taylor should be starting, even in front of Simpson

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  • balubas1

    Oct 19, 2010 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #8

    3@ SpartanChris:

    Interesting point mate.. Guthrie was not up for the Wigan game. And our right side was WEAK. Both Perch and Guthrie failed to impress anyone that game. IMO Guthrie should not play any other position that CM, and the competition is too hard there atm. Our right side MUST consist of Routledge and Raylor/Simpson.

    Our left side defensively is SOLID with Enrique and Jonas always going up and down the line. They are good offensively also, but I miss some support from central midfield when they go forward. They were facing 5 Wigan players alone most of the game. Only Jonas’s trickyness gave us a few bright moments on the left side in the Wigan match.

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  • jckie15

    Oct 19, 2010 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #9

    Why on earth on we sticking with Chris Hughton, yes he plied his trade well in the championship but looks out of his depth in the premier league. we should pull out all the stops and get Martin O’neill. He’s a free agent and has the background to turn newcastle around. He’s proven to do it with other clubs. We have dropped 9 points at home to teams we needed the points against, we now have to pick them up against the bigger teams. this wil lnot happen playing how we did on saturday! Poor display!

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Oct 19, 2010 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #10

    Taylor CANNOT DEFEND!

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  • ytz

    Oct 19, 2010 at 3:00 PM

    Comment #11

    Doubt Chris will change the right back position to other players at the moment.

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  • Rowan Milsted

    Oct 19, 2010 at 9:55 PM

    Comment #12

    jckie15 not being harsh but 1) Don’t you learn from past mistakes? The grass is not always greener amd you can’t sack a manager every two months! And 2) There is an article all about CH and the managerial position and this isn’t it.

    I’m a big fan of both R Taylor and Simpson. I’m not anti-Perch but why he has been starting every game is beyond me. It was decent of CH not to drop him after the mistake against Stoke but in all honesty he has struggled somewhat in every game I’ve seen this season. This isn’t to say he’s a bad player- he has good qualities and is potentailly a good enough RB, but he’s not ready to play week in week out at this level yet, and it shows.

    I suppose the R Taylor/Simpson decision will be based largely on how well the latter performs for the reserves. If he looks fit enough I suspect that CH will give him the nod. I have a feeling that CH isn’t the biggest Raylor fan in the world, which is a shame. I don’t think he gets enough games and I want to see more of him. He’s a decent (though not outstanding) defender, he has PL experience, he can cross and pass well and we have the added bonus of his free kicks. Is it just me or have about 98% of our free kicks so far this season been a complete load of pony? Also he could work well up the right wing with Routledge in a similar way that Enrique and Guitierrez do up the left, overlapping, tracking back and putting some balls into the box for Wor Carrol and co. Maybe we’ll see Simpson at right back and Raylor right wing after Guthrie’s lacklustre performance last saturday.
    Whoever CH goes for, Perch has to drop to the bench or maybe even the reserves… for now.

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  • gorskino10

    Oct 19, 2010 at 10:47 PM

    Comment #13

    Is it just me or we need a winger that CROSSES more, Guti doesnt do that too much he prefers direct running and cuting inside by then he shoots or loses the ball and on the right Routledge has struggled to do anything and usually cuts the ball back so we are getting in no crosses, tell Guti to cross more and play Ameobi and Carrol upfront in a 4-4-2, then i know its bold but bring back Kazenga and play him on the right, he ALWAYS looks to cross or find him man or men in the box, or play Ranger on right and then DEFO drop Perch but Chris wont do that he doesnt have the balls for it tbh he will stick by his man once again!

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  • Brutooon

    Oct 20, 2010 at 1:36 AM

    Comment #14

    Simpson play RB for the champion of championship

    perch play for nottingham

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