Ryan Taylor – I Now Have A Future At Newcastle United


We’ve always liked Ryan Taylor, ever since he arrived on Tyneside.

Ryan Taylor – after scoring great goal at Sunderland

And the one thing we’ve liked about the Liverpudlian is that he’s just a first rate professional, who trains hard every day, and the only doubt we had before this season, is whether he would want to stay at Newcastle, where he wasn’t getting too many games.

Ryan wants to play, and before this Newcastle, he had appeared only 54 times with 6 goals after being on Tyneside  for 30 months, since joining from today opposition, Wigan Athletic.

But this season he has played 9 times at left back and scored two great great goals from free kicks at  Sunderland and Scunthorpe, amd those were two games Newcastle went on to win.

Ryan has talked to the local press today:

“I have a big future here.”  “You are at your happiest when you are playing and I am no different to any other player.”

“I am enjoying this season as much as any season I have ever played.”  “I am playing and enjoying it.”

“I am playing in what was an unfamiliar position to start with.”  “I have become used to that position.”  

“As each game comes along I am learning more and as the games go along you grow in confidence.”

“I am getting there with the whole left-sided part of it.”  “Hopefully, I can keep my form the way it is going, the defense stays tight and I keep playing for a while yet.”

“You think that way, you think things are not going the way you want them to go.”  “There are a lot of players who are in my old shoes right now.

“There a few players knocking on the gaffer’s door saying ‘I want to play’. “It is tough when a team are doing well and I am fortunate to be playing as part of that team.”

“In the past when things have not gone well I have tried to get my career back on track by speaking with managers.”  “I have never been in and been told ‘yes you can go.’”

“I have always been shown the door and told ‘no’ or been refused the chance to go out on loan or leave.”  “Now, though, I know I have a future here.”

We’ve also noticed recently that when Ryan moves up the left wing, he tries to play the ball with his left foot, as if to try to get used to the position.

And it’s interesting that when Davide Santon is looking at starting for Newcastle, there are a number of  us suggesting he could  come in for Danny Simpson and not Ryan, which says something of  Taylor’s  current form.

Ryan Taylor has always had a great right foot, as we see with those free kicks of his, and he has 8 goals so far for Newcastle.

In his overall career at Tranmere Rovers, Wigan Athletic and Newcastle United,  Taylor has made 248 appearances with an impressive 34 goals.

And toay Alan Pardew has talked about Ryan, and how he is a good advertisement for fringe players at Newcastle:

“He is a great advertisement for a player who was not in the first-choice XI getting in there and staying there. For all our young players here, it is great news for them.”

Ryan’s four and a half year deal on Tyneside runs out in the summer of 2013, and there’s a decent chance he will get an extension to that deal, especially if he can keep his first team starting position this season.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



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57 comments so far

  • AMEOBI

    Oct 22, 2011 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #1

    Well skysports, predicts newcastle will win all 4 of them! What’s happened lol

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  • AMEOBI

    Oct 22, 2011 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #2

    I hope he has his future with us, would prefer him RB and Santon LB

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  • eaststandgeordie1982

    Oct 22, 2011 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #3

    Gutted im not going now got the sh1ts well pi55ed off

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  • ToonLegend

    Oct 22, 2011 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #4

    He is the kind of player we need to get his contract extended can play multiple positions works hard can score free kicks and doesn’t seem to complain when not starting

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  • LEROI

    Oct 22, 2011 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #5

    Raylor is gr8 squad player and he’s scored a couple of his top quality free kicks already this season, he’ll play wherever he’s needed and he doesn’t whinge when he doesn’t get 2 start. His wages aren’t to much either. I would definitely keep him for a few yrs yet.

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  • shearerno9

    Oct 22, 2011 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #6

    Reminds me very much of Aaron Hughes when he was here, not really the best player in the world but adequate in alot of positions which is what a team needs, just look at john o shea when he was at united…. played everywhere, not really outstanding as a player but decent enough to go into any position – if we are to be successful we need a few of these players that can come in and do a job anywhere for when the big hitters are out

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  • Dannyo

    Oct 22, 2011 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #7

    Amazing Raylor, so humble in this interview, impossible not to like the fella, a true teamplayer. Gotta admire him. He wants to keep his spot now for his life, he knows Santon and possible others later on in the season thats pushing him. He doesn’t dare say that he’ll even keep the spot.
    Very commendable of Raylor to be so realistic about it.
    Hope we can keep him for a long time, terrific squad player.

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  • AP's Black & White Army

    Oct 22, 2011 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #8

    Krul, Simpson, Coloccini ©, S.Taylor, R. Taylor, Obertan, Cabaye, Tiote, Jonas, Best, Ba.

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  • Dannyo

    Oct 22, 2011 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #9

    Unchanged lineup

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  • AP's Black & White Army

    Oct 22, 2011 at 1:52 PM

    Comment #10

    Yup….

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  • Dannyo

    Oct 22, 2011 at 1:52 PM

    Comment #11

    Must be getting historical soon this.

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  • Dannyo

    Oct 22, 2011 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #12

    Predicting bench:
    Marveux, Santon, HBA, Shola, Perch, Harper, Sammy

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  • AP's Black & White Army

    Oct 22, 2011 at 1:56 PM

    Comment #13

    Somebody is saying Smith is on the bench! Please no.

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  • Dannyo

    Oct 22, 2011 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #14

    Ye, Smith and Perch…

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  • AMEOBI

    Oct 22, 2011 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #15

    Let’s go out and smash fk outta these, wonder how many fans they have 😛

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  • Dannyo

    Oct 22, 2011 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #16

    subs: Harper, Santon, Perch, Smith, Ben Arfa, Marveaux, Shola Ameobi

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  • AP's Black & White Army

    Oct 22, 2011 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #17

    Perch I can stomach, clean slate for him this season, Smith however, I’ve seen better amateur players, heck I were one!

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  • Dannyo

    Oct 22, 2011 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #18

    Swap Smith and Sammy and my lineup was right…
    But Smith ahead of Gosling, Vuckic, Sammy, Guthrie, Abeid…. That makes my head spin.
    I don’t like it Pardew, really dont. Should let Smith rot, he’s away next summer, develop the youth.

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  • AP's Black & White Army

    Oct 22, 2011 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #19

    My spidey senses are tingling. Jonas to score again!

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  • Davies

    Oct 22, 2011 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #20

    Can’t see Raylor holding onto his spot for the whole season, but I’ll be glad to keep him here whatever happens. He and Guthrie come in for a bit of flack now and then, but they are of a higher quality than I would have expected to have on the bench. When the stars in waiting take their places on a more permanent basis, there will be members of this unbeaten team being used as subs, but fighting tooth and nail to get back into the starting XI. This bodes well.

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  • Kris

    Oct 22, 2011 at 2:05 PM

    Comment #21

    Think its smart to start the same team as we have done this season. But Smith on the bench??? Thats just wrong, he dont deserves it, but ok, it could be worser:D

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  • AP's Black & White Army

    Oct 22, 2011 at 2:05 PM

    Comment #22

    Exactly, Dannyo. A tad disheartening for those lads.

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  • Davies

    Oct 22, 2011 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #23

    My usual site doesn’t have any links up for the game. Anyone got a reliable source?

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  • AMEOBI

    Oct 22, 2011 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #24

    Scott Sinclair, class player.. Anyone else watching the match

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  • AP's Black & White Army

    Oct 22, 2011 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #25
  • Davies

    Oct 22, 2011 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #26

    Aye Dannyo. Grateful to Smudge for his efforts (apart from when they’ve cost us), but he should have been moved on in the summer.

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  • Kris

    Oct 22, 2011 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #27

    yeah im watching the match. I think Joe Allen is a great player with a big future. Just 21.

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  • Davies

    Oct 22, 2011 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #28

    Cheers AP’s. You da man.

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  • Dannyo

    Oct 22, 2011 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #29

    @Ameobi
    I’m watching mate, Swansea are playing very nice football, with a bit more techincal skill and pace, they can be a force in the league. Atm tho, they are playing some nice passing football.
    Dyer doing quite well too.

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  • Offkey

    Oct 22, 2011 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #30

    its as if Swansea are playing at home…….dominating wolves…..seem a decent outfit, I know you shouldn’t write off wolves but it looks like they will really struggle.

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  • Dannyo

    Oct 22, 2011 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #31

    Best we can hope for is Santon, Marveux and HBA getting subbed on. Unfortunatly, Shola is likely to feature, Pards always swaps one or two strikers, and little chance for Santon replacing someone at the back 4.

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  • Kris

    Oct 22, 2011 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #32

    Have the Wigan team come out yet?

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  • joppadoni

    Oct 22, 2011 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #33

    i fancy obertan to do something today… i think he might very well shine 😀

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  • kevymartins

    Oct 22, 2011 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #34

    C’MON THE FCUK THE TOON

    Demba Ba to score first second third 😀

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  • AMEOBI

    Oct 22, 2011 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #35

    Wow allen only 21? Big future.
    Love the pace on wings reminds me newcastle 😉
    Hope Swansea stay up, would be nice.
    Micky sacked this week/next? Yes for me

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  • Offkey

    Oct 22, 2011 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #36

    With you on that call Joppa – hopeful of a performance from him today especially after the AP interview.

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  • AP's Black & White Army

    Oct 22, 2011 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #37

    #wigan #nufc Al Habsi, Boyce, Caldwell, Alcaraz, Figueroa, Diame, Watson, Jones,Moses, Rodallega, Crusat.

    Moses and Rodallega are their biggest threats. I’ve never heard of crusty?

    That defence is atrocious.

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  • geoff777

    Oct 22, 2011 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #38

    How does Smith make the bench.

    He’s a liability.
    Where’s Guthrie & Gosling? Abeid … anyone but Smith.

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  • shearermania

    Oct 22, 2011 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #39

    reason smith is on bench is cause he can/could be used as a striker….ppardew always has 2 strikers on bench…but yes hes rubbissh. smith that is

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  • kevymartins

    Oct 22, 2011 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #40

    were lucky mccarthy aint on hes a brill we player

    Demba set his targets at around 15 goals this season could easy hit 20-25

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