Ryan Taylor is having his time in the sun, after that wonderful goal he scored after 62 minutes that won the game at Sunderland on Saturday.
Krul – with super hero Taylor after the game
Krul wasn’t too shabby either!
It was an unexpected win, especially after Newcastle struggled so much in the first half, but we were just delighted that a top professional like Ryan is getting the plaudits he thoroughly deserves.
When was the last time you heard him moan about anything? In IBM parlance, he’s what we would call a low maintenance employee, and Alan Pardew has certainly been singing his praises since Saturday’s game.
This is what Pardew said about the player, whose best position is probably out on the right wing:
“Ryan has come into the side and was brilliant last week.” “He was brilliant again at Sunderland and got the goal to cap it all off.”
“He took the plaudits and he deserves them.” “You get different characters in the game. Ryan is not one who gets too fiery and it helped us.”
“He was very calm, he is a cool footballer and that helps us on days like Saturday.” “We now have the chance to be top of the league after three games if we can win our match against Fulham.”
“Now that would be something and that is what we will be aiming to do.”
And Ryan’s goal was not dissimilar to the goal he scored against Ipswich on September 26th, 2009, after the Bobby Robson memorial service held in Durham Cathedral the previous Monday with 1500 invited guests including the Newcastle team.
Ryan scored the third goal in the first half from a free kick out on the left and also 20 yards out, and three first half goals came in a time-frame of just 5 minutes, and the lads were brilliant that day and 3-0 up at half time.
They eventually won the game 4-0 with a terrific overall display, and were obviously inspired by the memory of Sir Bobby, the former Ipswich, Newcastle and England manager, who was loved throughout the world of football.
And Alan Pardew, in the same interview today, gave even m,ore praise to the traveling Newcastle fans:
“They were brilliant. They were last year and we let them down in the same fixture. They went home disappointed because of a late goal, which we were unlucky to concede.”
“They had to hang around at the end and we conceded the goal. They had to hang around again – but they were much, much happier.”
Newcastle fans tend to complain about Newcastle a lot, and most of it is even justified, but the lads produced the goods on Saturday afternoon, there’s no doubt about that, and they certainly got the job done.
Let’s give the lads the credit they deserve and a big Well done!
Now the question is whether Derek LLambias and Mike Ashley get the job done in the last 9 days of this transfer window for the Newcastle club.
We have to hope so.