Ryan Taylor Such A Great Example To Other Professionals

We’ve always liked Ryan Taylor, ever  since he joined Newcastle in a makeweight deal when Charles N’Zogbia was signed by Wigan for £6M plus Ryan Taylor in January of 2009.

Ryan Taylor – great example to other professionals

And in his first two and a half seasons at Newcastle through last summer, the former Tranmere Rovers player  had played only 54 times with 6 goals for the Tyneside club, and often talked about wanting to play more games.

We even thought he could want to leave Newcastle,  because he’s one of those honest lads who just wants to play football, and is not content to just sit on the bench every week.

But fast forward to this season and Ryan seems to have rather surprisingly nailed down that left back spot, and he turned in another very strong and brave performance at Stoke in mid-week.

We watched Ryan closely during that game,  and he put in a solid performance, even though he was continually roughed up by the Stoke players in the Newcastle penalty area, but he kept getting up for more.

Ryan has 11 appearances this season for Newcastle with two great goals at Sunderland and Scunthorpe United.

Ryan epitomizes the top class professional in football, and his story is a great example for good players currently on the sidelines at Newcastle.
Keep your head down and work hard,  and you never know what may happen.

His contract runs out a year come next June, but if he keeps up his excellent play in the Newcastle first team this season,  he is very likely to be offered an extension to stay at Newcastle past the summer of 2013.

The 27 year-old  has today talked to the local Newcastle press:

“Now we have given ourselves a platform to build on.” “Come the Manchester games, there is no pressure on us whatsoever.”

“It’s not like we are down there fighting for points.” “We have given ourselves a little cushion for the Manchester games because we knew they were coming up.”

“The games come quick and fast.” “We’re sitting pretty in the league and on a nice number of points. We’re not fighting for those points in a relegation sense,  and there is no pressure on us.”

“We can set ourselves up for the big three.” “The home game against Everton is one we would like to win.” “We didn’t want to go to Stoke and lose.”

“I need no motivation for Everton.” “I was a Red when I spent my days in Liverpool, there’s no motivation needed – I don’t want to see Everton get any points! Especially off us.”

And indeed if Newcastle can win on Saturday in the early kick off game,  they will go 2 points above Manchester United and into second position in the Premier League, at least until the Red Devils beat Sunderland at Old  Trafford later on Saturday.

You talk about flying high, but now Newcastle must continue their good form throughout this season, and who knows where we’ll end up next May?

We could even surprise ourselves big time.

We hope we will surprise ourselves big time. 😀

Comments welcome.

15 comments so far

  • Ollieh51

    Nov 2, 2011 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #1

    Raylor – NEVER scored a tap in for us, all have been from outside of the box and worhty of a spot in goal of the month!

    Greta player to have in the squad and finally being given a chance to show his quality.

  • colwell

    Nov 2, 2011 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #2

    It looks like Everton could well be without Distan and Cahill on saturday, that would be good. Their highest goalscorer is Drenthe with 2 goals and with our defense we should be ok.

    Drenthe could be worth a shot in the summer he`s on free then?

    I reckon HBA should be bought in for this game he`s destroyed them before and will be more confident against them. Then that hopefully will give him the platform to build from.

  • colwell

    Nov 2, 2011 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #3

    May have a problem against Coleman he`s a cracking player.

  • estechco

    Nov 2, 2011 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #4

    Looking at the table and err-ing very much on the pessimistic side, even if we don’t pick up a single point in Nov, I can’t see us dropping out of the top 8 simply because of the gap that has opened up and other games going on within that group.

    Bl**dy Brrrilliant!

  • geordiesteve520

    Nov 2, 2011 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #5

    Coleman is a cracking player going forward so I reckon Jonas will play as he was exceptional on Monday in helping Raylor out.

  • Benton Toon Exile

    Nov 2, 2011 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #6

    Sorry to be a Negga but he looks the worst player in the team to me! positional play, passing, movement???
    Jonas is always covering his back.
    Bring Santon in for me.

  • GeordieToon89

    Nov 2, 2011 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #7

    anyone noticed how good of a job Hoots is doing at bham? Top of their europa league group and 9th in league with 3 games in hand which if they win they would jump upto 2nd 2 points clear and 3 points adrift of 1st also they on an 8 match unbeaten run

  • Toon Tang

    Nov 2, 2011 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #8

    Excellent quote – “I need no motivation for Everton.” “I was a Red when I spent my days in Liverpool, there’s no motivation needed – I don’t want to see Everton get any points! Especially off us.”

    hahaha well said

  • GeordieToon89

    Nov 2, 2011 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #9

    our record is so good for a reason, that reason being weve never changed our defence.. and he shouldnt be dropped untill he really messes up and we get beat and he actually does something to merit being dropped.. im all for Santon playing as i am with Benny and Marveaux but we shouldnt change a winning team

  • Toon Tang

    Nov 2, 2011 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #10

    my sentiments exactly

  • colwell

    Nov 2, 2011 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #11

    The obvious reason Raylor has done quite well is Jonas. I think if Jonas stayed back as much when Enrique was here no one would have ever got past our left side at all. Its amazing how i`m sure i`m not the only one but I can`t wait to see Santon, HBA and Marv playing all the time but atm the 11 we keep playing are doing amazingly.

  • toonashwin

    Nov 2, 2011 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #12

    many of u dont know that cabaye is equally good as right midfeilder
    so i would suggest
    guthrie in place of cabaye and cabaye in place of oberton
    please !!!!!!!!!!!!
    a better nufc

  • cupiddstunt

    Nov 2, 2011 at 4:25 PM

    Comment #13

    Benton Toon Exile @ # 6

    The worst player in the team I will take that as I think he is putting on quite a good show at LB to be honest, which in your reckoning everybody else is doing better.

    GeordieToon89 @ # 7

    Yep have noticed that and if you take into consideration the rebuild he had to do before the start of the season I would say the man has performed minor miracles, he still had players being sold off in the last day of the window.

  • Munster Mag

    Nov 2, 2011 at 4:41 PM

    Comment #14

    Cupid, I’d still take Pardew every day of the week.

  • YankeeToon

    Nov 2, 2011 at 6:16 PM

    Comment #15

    Having the Marv, Santon and Arfa problem isn’t really a problem. If people do consider it a proble it is a good one to have. Good depth the players fighting to keep their startig spot. Gives Pardew great flexibility in the starting line-up, play the best for the game at hand.

    Had a feeling neither Marv or Benny were going to play against the big and tall Stoke looking for set plays, just to small and short to be a part of that game if we were level or ahead on the scoreline.

    Do believe Benny might get the start at Everton this Saturday.


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