With Newcastle going two weeks before their next week there was very little news coming out about Newcastle last week.
Ryan Taylor – important player at Newcastle
You may have noticed that – we did.
But hopefully with the lads all back in training today things will pick up, and Alan Pardew will be preparing the lads for the home game against Wolves on Saturday.
And from the news reports it seems that Steve Bruce is the favorite to take over from the sacked Mick McCarthy as manager at Wolves, although the Wolves fans don’t seem too happy with another Sunderland failed manager, as they put it.
And Steve certainly didn’t have too much success against Newcastle with Sunderland, but with Alan Curbishley dropping out over the weekend, it seems Bruce could be appointed the Wolves manager this week, and his first game will be against his home town club Newcastle.
Newcastle must be in with a very good chance to get the double over Wolves on Saturday, if they can play anywhere near their best.
One of the Newcastle players who will be returning to training today after his ankle injury is Ryan Taylor, and it’s one of the stories of the season that the Liverpudlian has become an important player for Newcastle.
This is what the 27 year-old had to say:
“It’s nice to be missed,” “On a personal note, I feel like this season I’ve been able to get a good run going and that’s what I’ve needed.”
“I’ve needed to try and establish myself, and to do that you need a run in the team. The gaffer has shown a lot of faith in me and when I’ve been playing I’ve tried to repay him with the effort and work I’ve put in for him.”
“I don’t think I’m ever going to shake off that versatility tag,” “I did try! But I don’t think it’s ever going to happen.” “When I’m called upon, I’ll always give everything I’ve got.”
“It’s nice to be in that fairly unique position of being able to play in a lot of different roles.” “Sometimes it works in your favour, sometimes it doesn’t. There’s obviously certain players who can’t play in different positions.”
“Demba Ba is a striker and a striker only, Colo is a centre-half, he’s never going to play on the wing.” “Playing left-back, it sort of helps you as a right midfielder, because you know what a left-back hates so that’s what you try to do.”
“Hopefully, that works in your favor.”
Newcastle have all their players back except Steven Taylor and Sylvain Marveaux, who are both probably out for the season, so Alan Pardew will be able to play a strong side against Wolves, and we need all 3 points on Saturday to keep the side in the top six.
And with Arsenal at Tottenham and Liverpool taking on Cardiff City in the Carling Cup final at Wembley, Newcastle could be up to at least 5th place in the league with a win, which could see us go above Arsenal in the league table.
Howay The Lads!!