Fringe Players Will Want To Impress Tomorrow Night

Alan Pardew will make some changes to the Newcastle side for tomorrow night’s Carling Cup tie at Blackburn, but just how many is a good question.

Ryan Taylor’s winning goal at Sunderland in August

Ryan Taylor has been one of the huge surprises this season, and he seems to have nailed down the left-back position on Tyneside, with some solid performances for the Magpies so far this season.

And we expect him to keep his place for the foreseeable future, as he put in another strong performance for Newcastle against Wigan on Saturday,  and he put over the left wing cross in with his left foot, that Marveaux set up for Cabaye’s great winning goal after 81 minutes.

Ryan has also scored two very important goals direct from free kicks this season.

He did it in the second round at Scunthorpe in August, which was the equalizer after 80 minutes and saw Newcastle go on to win that game 2-1 after extra time,  with the winner coming from young Sammy Ameobi.

And then of course he scored the winner at Sunderland after 62 minutes in the previous game at Sunderland, which gave Newcastle a great 1-0 victory against the local enemy.

Ryan Taylor says today that whoever gets to nod tomorrow night will want to impress:

“The lads are chomping at the bit to get a piece of the action because everyone wants to be involved when things are going well,” 

“We all know that whoever plays on Wednesday has to put in a good shift,  because it’s not easy to get into the starting eleven these days due to the quality that’s in there.

“The gaffer might rest a few but whoever plays, I’m sure they’ll want to impress.”

Ryan is a good example of a player whose been on the fringes at Newcastle since he arrived from Wigan in January of 2009, but he has kept his head down, he is a first class professional and has been rewarded with a starting position this season by Alan Pardew.

It’s a good story for Ryan and for Newcatsle.

Comments welcome.

11 comments so far

  • ThaiMag

    Oct 25, 2011 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #1


  • ross armstrong

    Oct 25, 2011 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #2

    is the toon match on the net 2mora night???

  • ross armstrong

    Oct 25, 2011 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #3

    benny , marv , santon , elliott , lovenkrands and gosling all should start tomorrow night , keep cabaye , collo and best in for some spine!!

    my team 2mora

    raylor williamson collo santon
    marveaux cabaye gosling ferguson
    best or lovenkrands

    rest guitierez , obertan , ba , taylor , tiote , simpson and krul

  • ToonDownSouth

    Oct 25, 2011 at 1:56 PM

    Comment #4

    Williamson is out for a month at least still

  • eaststandgeordie1982

    Oct 25, 2011 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #5

    simmo perch colo santon
    marv gosling cabaye fergie

    Subs elliot lover obertan raylor ba sammy vuckic

  • G

    Oct 25, 2011 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #6

    @post 2. .com suggest the match isn’t being televised overseas, so it’s doubtfull. Looks like it’s highlights or nothing if you can’t get to the game.

  • BigKirky

    Oct 25, 2011 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #7

    I think Ryan has steadily improved since playing. Defending and especially attacking.

  • zaktoon_swede

    Oct 25, 2011 at 4:28 PM

    Comment #8


    id go with that! the carling cup is a great oppurtunity to get some playing time for the cab-gosling partnership since theyre the one most likely to play during tiotes absence. thought?

  • zaktoon_swede

    Oct 25, 2011 at 4:28 PM

    Comment #9


  • toonbrother

    Oct 25, 2011 at 7:52 PM

    Comment #10

    Santon….Perch ….COlocinni….Ferguson
    Gosling….Vuckic.. Guthrie….Marveaux
    ………..Ben Arfa…..Ba/LoverLover

  • toonbrother

    Oct 25, 2011 at 7:54 PM

    Comment #11

    @zaktoon_swede Have you actually watched Gosling play centre midfield? His long range passing is atrocious. He is best played on the wings or in the hole


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