Pardew Defends Ryan Taylor – He’s An Absolute Hero


Ryan Taylor had his worst game for Newcastle since he was taken to the cleaners by Shaun Wright-Phillips at QPR early in the season.

Micah Richards rifles home the second goal for Man City

But Ryan’s overall play since the QPR game has improved dramatically, but on Saturday he was responsible for Manchester City’s two goals in three minutes just before half time, with two uncharacteristic errors.

First of all he gave away the penalty by handling the ball, and Mario Balotelli converted the spot kick so easily, and then he should have done better when he allowed himself to be dispossessed in the penalty area by the rather impressive Micah Richards.

Richards had a good game, and all in one movement he  dispossessed the Newcastle left back and fired the ball into the net past helpless goalkeeper Tim Krul.

Alan Pardew  seems a happy man today, and he says he has no fears about going to Old Trafford on Saturday, and like the good man-manager he undoubtedly is, he has defended Ryan Taylor today:

“I have no fear going to Manchester United after seeing that, “

“We are still in a great position and we will have some key players back in Tiote and Obertan. That will help.”

“Ryan is a hero at our place this year, an absolute hero,’ ‘What happened was unfortunate.”

Pardew  expects the Newcastle side to continue their good form of the first 11 games throughout the season, although a few fans may be wondering if it’s all been a bit of a flash in the pan.

But don’t tell that to Pardew, who will want an instant response from his side at Old Trafford on Saturday, and there’s a chance our boys can even take something out of the game.

It’s an open question as to whether the Newcastle manager will give 20 year-old Davide Santon his first start in the Premier League on Saturday, but we somehow think he will stick with Ryan, at least for the next game and see how he reacts to his adversity.

And Alan Pardew is talking above about the three great goals Ryan Taylor has rifled in for Newcastle this year, and he’s a much improved player, who is playing out of position at left back – that’s all very true.

But Manchester United also have some excellent wingers in Nani, Valencia, Young, Park and Giggs to name a few, so the two Newcastle full-backs will have their work cut out for them at Old Trafford, whoever they are.

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12 comments so far

  • TS -77

    Nov 21, 2011 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #1

    I like Ryan and he has done it good so far. But I would like to see Santon at leftback. Ryan can take the place at right midfield for now..

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  • shearerno9

    Nov 21, 2011 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #2

    I wouldnt drop the lad after one game but to say he hasnt been error prone is wide of the mark, Yes he is playing out of position but if he is keeping a left back out of the team then it cant be used as an excuse….

    I like Raylor but without jonas in the team he would have been ripped apart in many games this year. I can see him going over to the right in january after simpson leaves in the hunt for a better contract, allowing us to buy a left back (hopefully)

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  • roshan MAGPIE

    Nov 21, 2011 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #3

    i think this IS our best starting 11 against manure
    KRUL
    SIMPSON
    SAYLOR
    COLO
    SANTON
    OBERTAN
    TIOTE
    CABAYE
    GUTI
    BEN ARFA
    BA
    SUBS
    ELLIOT
    RAYLOR
    PEARCH
    GUTHRE
    GOSLING
    SHOLA
    BEST

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 21, 2011 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #4

    I think thats the team everybody would pick but we all havent got over thirty years experience of playing and managing at the top level

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  • thebionicMAG

    Nov 21, 2011 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #5

    @4 Yep agreed. Ferguson is a genius and arguably the best manager of the last 20 years or so. Make no mistake he knows our squad as well as Pards so this is going to be tough. However I do think we can beat them and Chelsea.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Nov 21, 2011 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #6

    Defoe left raylor for dead too.

    No one is saying get rid of him, but swith him to the right or use as an impact sub. We are just going to be wasting santon otherwise.

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  • thebionicMAG

    Nov 21, 2011 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #7

    @6 Yep agree here too. Why aren’t we giving Santon the chance he was bought for? From what we have seen, he’s quick, fearless, he doesn’t seem to flap. Totally at ease at LB and must be itching to show his worth. Raylor can cover midfield as well as LB which means he’ll have plenty of chances to play as the season unfolds.
    I know Pards sees him in training day in day out but for me it really is about addressing a simple question. Is Raylor a better LB than Santon? If he is why the hell did we buy Santon in the first place?

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  • dimkinss

    Nov 21, 2011 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #8

    Raylor just had a bad game that’s all. He doesn’t need to be changed yet, except its for a natural left back. Now, I still don’t understand the idea behind starting sammy ameobi! For goodness sake. He played rubbish. HBA should have played on the right, to combine with simmo to put the crosses in! Then shola ameobi would av been with Ba in front. SIMPLE! You should play experienced players in a high profile game like the one with city! I hope simmo stays, he’s been fantastic. Pardews not stupid though, he knows why he’s not playing santon.
    My team against city would av been this
    Krul
    simo,taylor,colo,raylor
    HBA,guth,cabaye,Guti
    Ba,ameobi

    This would av created a lot more chances with us.
    Our problem in that game is that we didn’t create many chances and allowed city to keep coming at us, which led to mistakes.
    THE BEST FORM OF DEFENCE IS ALWAYS TO ATTACK. THAT WOULD HAVE KEPT CITY BUSY.

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  • magpiebop

    Nov 21, 2011 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #9

    4-1-4-1 this could be our best team.

    Krul.
    Tavernier,STaylor,Collocini(c),Santon.
    Tiote.
    SAMeobi,Cabaye,Vuckic,Guttierez.
    Ba.

    Subs from- Elliot, Soderberg, Simpson, RTaylor, Williamson,Folan, Abeid, Guthrie, Gosling, Obertan, Ferguson, Marveaux, Ben Arfa, Best, Ameobi.

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  • joejoe

    Nov 21, 2011 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #10

    Team for me
    Krul
    Homer Simpson
    Taylor
    Colo
    Santon
    Ben Arfa
    Guthrie
    Cabeye
    Jonas
    Ba
    Best

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  • ardenTOON

    Nov 21, 2011 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #11

    None of us know how good Santon is and since Pardew sees him in training everyday I would leave the decision entirely in the hands of the gaffer and i think raylor will retain his place at OT..Moreover it would do a world of good to raylor’s confidence to know the manager backs him and who knows he may score the winner at OT. Man management is supposed to be pardew’s strength

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  • Burni

    Nov 21, 2011 at 1:43 PM

    Comment #12

    Take raylor out and we didn’t beat the mackems….. Also he has defended BRILLIANTLY in some game this seasons. I know we have santon but I haven’t seen anything in him to want him to start if I’m honest.

    I don’t know if people are slightly losing track of reality here. We were against citeh. Even if Taylor hadn’t made those mistakes we probs would have lost…. It’s all good dreaming about what could have bin….. But seriously we ALL knew we were gonna lose and it feels as though people are jumpin on the bandwagon. When in nalmost every game raylor has been fantastic.

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