Pardew Orchestrates Newcastle Fans – Ryan Taylor A Lovely Lad

The Newcastle fans were out in force on Saturday afternoon as over 50,600 turned out at St.James’ Park to witness the win against Everton.

Alan Pardew – looking exasperated during Saturday’s game

Alan Pardew seems like he just cannot believe his luck to not only be the Newcastle manager, but to laso have the side in the highest position they’ve held in the Premier League  since the heady days of the great Bobby Robson.

You have to remember that after having some managerial success at West Ham United, Alan was sacked by both Charlton Athletic and Southampton, so to have Newcastle where they are now in the Premier League is a little more than remarkable.

Alan was savvy enough to try to orchestrate the crowd during some dodgy moments on Saturday, when he seemed to be completely engaged in the tough game that Everton gave the Magpies:

“The atmosphere during a couple of periods of that game was brilliant,”

“You ain’t going to get that anywhere else. When there seemed a bit of anxiety in the ground, which was understandable as we were slashing a couple of clearances.”

“It does affect players but I managed to calm the fans down, to get them all singing, all cheering again.”  “Staying unbeaten is a great achievement but it’s happened because everybody working here believes in each other,”

“All my players, all my staff at the training ground trust each other. That belief is brilliant; we’re very proud.”

Most Newcastle fans have been waiting for the bubble to burst,  and maybe that will com e up in the next game at Manchester City, against the side that looks the very best at the moment in the Premier League,  and are still 5 points clear of second placed Manchester  United.

The suspicion is that such nirvana cannot endure, especially with games against Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea impending, but the manager was not minded to spoil the mood.

Taylor, having surprised even his manager by impressing out of position at left-back this season, is emblematic of Newcastle’s unlikely rise to third in the table.

“Someone as good as José Enrique is very difficult to replace,” “We searched high and low for a new left?back and, to be honest, although we know Davide Santon is going to be a very, very good player we didn’t really find what we were looking for.”

“Davide was bought to play left-back but Ryan has kicked on. He’s improved his defending and we now know there’s not many better full-backs. He’s a lovely lad too, very low maintenance.”

It’s a remarkable story for Ryan Taylor, who is in the team on merit and has buckled down so well to make the left back spot his own.

And that goal he scored, which was his 3rd this season for Newcastle and his 9th goals for Newcastle since he signed from Wigan in January, 2009, was another thunderbolt, and a good enough goal to win any game.

Ryan dedicated the special goal to a special boy, his six week old son Henry, but no news on what the baby thought of the goal, as he was there at the match with his mother Kim, the beautiful young wife of the Liverpudlian.

If Ryan keeps up the form he has shown so far this season, Newcastle will need to offer him an extension to his contract which runs out in the summer of 2013.

Comments welcome.

21 comments so far


    Nov 7, 2011 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #1

    Most improved player,who needs enrique eh,lets hope we finish above the merseyside scum to top it all off


    Nov 7, 2011 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #2

    All about Ryan Taylor, I think its fantastic that he’s improved game by game, for me he’s LB for us now till season ends..

  • TS -77

    Nov 7, 2011 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #3


    Seen it over and over again – Ryan, wrap the right foot in cotton until next game.

  • TS -77

    Nov 7, 2011 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #4

    Read in a Swedish newspaper that Andres Villas-Boas are interested in Sammy Ameobi !

    And QPR wants Anelka..

  • Stuart

    Nov 7, 2011 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #5

    Yeah TS-77, that was in the People in England yesterday aswell, hope its not true, can’t see sammy leaving anyway even if it is true though.

  • Toon_Tom

    Nov 7, 2011 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #6

    Raylor has done brilliantly and i have been surprised with Simpson for the past couple of weeks too. Put in another good performance this weekend. Santon may have to wait for his chance!

  • LewSpi

    Nov 7, 2011 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #7

    What’s up with the quote regarding Santon then? “We didn’t really find what we were looking for.” Has e not o a future with us, or is he going to be used right back?

  • TS -77

    Nov 7, 2011 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #8

    And no Taylor in the Englandsquad. Maybe its the mask… otherwise I feel sorry for the lad, he has been outstanding in defence this season.

    But its a plus for us, always a risk of getting a injuried player in return..

  • Super Simmo Strikes Again

    Nov 7, 2011 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #9

    Cheeky bid for Agbonlahor in Jan?

    He is still only 25

  • Toon_Tom

    Nov 7, 2011 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #10

    Id swap Samyobi for Sturridge!

  • Dannyo

    Nov 7, 2011 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #11

    Raylor has had his shockers, but been ever improving since the QPR game. Wasn’t at his best against Wigan, but fortunatley id didn’t cost us. But yes, he is improving and has won us 2 games in addition to that. Only way for Santon to play is if either fullbacks get injured. But i’ll live with that.

  • geordiefinn

    Nov 7, 2011 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #12

    So happy for Ryan. Some fans even were ready to sell him last summer, but now he his doing so great job as leftback. I’m afraid that he will never get enough respect from the media because he is right-footed leftback, even though he has been one of our best players this season.

  • Dannyo

    Nov 7, 2011 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #13

    I think what he means is that they didn’t get the specialist LB they wanted, and thats true, considering he’s rightfooted. But it’s great that he can cover either side imo, and pards has also said yesterday that he’ll lift the side once he starts playing.

  • ilovetoon8788

    Nov 7, 2011 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #14

    I just saw the replay of the Raylor’s goal at Everton. That guy sure has some brilliant technique in his right-foot. Some of his long range piledrivers are a joy to behold.

    Jose Enrique was never going to score goals like that. We have a goal-scoring left-back in Raylor!

  • ToonDownSouth

    Nov 7, 2011 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #15

    With regards to comments about the ‘southern press’, for every stupid, poorly thought out negative piece, there’s about ten pieces absolutely full of praise.

    Some fans need to lose the persecution complex.

  • TS -77

    Nov 7, 2011 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #16

    Just watched the goal again… *Goosebumps*

  • Stuart

    Nov 7, 2011 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #17

    You would say that TDS, you’re down south =P


    Nov 7, 2011 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #18

    I’ve seen nothing but positive things from the press, well apart from the off lawro “lucky” lol….

  • toonincheek

    Nov 7, 2011 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #19

    What did Ryan’s baby think of his goal?
    Bet he pooped in his nappy!

  • Brutooon

    Nov 7, 2011 at 12:47 PM

    Comment #20

    Compare Raylor goals over shot ratio (include no of games) is 10 times better than Shola Ameobi ratio

  • AndyMac

    Nov 7, 2011 at 10:25 PM

    Comment #21

    “Alan was savvy enough to try to orchestrate the crowd during some dodgy moments on Saturday, when he seemed to be completely engaged in the tough game that Everton gave the Magpies”

    Ah well if only your “precious” boss hadnt disbanded Level 7 you could have relied on the crowd to generate the noise !!!!


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