Ryan Taylor has already booked his place in the annals of Newcastle United, because of his fabulous goal from a free kick that gave Newcastle their 1-0 win over Sunderland at the Stadium of Light on August 2oth.
Ryan Taylor - after scoring winning goal last August
Ryan has spoken on the Newcastle United web-site today, and he’s likely to keep his place on the right wing on Sunday, because of his ability to cross the ball well, and also of course for being able to take those great free kicks, along with French International Yohan Cabaye.
Ryan has been a stunning success this season for Newcastle, and it says a lot about his character that he’s fought so well to become a regular in the Newcastle side this season, and he’s made 27 appearances and scored three great goals so far this season.
This is what Ryan had to say about the upcoming derby game on Sunday:
“It’s a one-off game and if we can get six points off Sunderland then it would be fantastic,” “We’ve got to knuckle down this week. Training has got to be spot on, because you can’t switch on and off.”
“You can’t expect to train badly all week and then turn up on Sunday and beat Sunderland.” “They are a tough team, so training has to be spot on and if it is then I know that come Sunday it will all fall into place.”
“If we can beat them then we open that gap up between us and the teams below a little bit more.” ”We are a few points ahead of Liverpool and it’s looking okay at the minute, but if we can beat Sunderland then, who knows?”
“We can go on to bigger and better things.” “Europe is in our sights now.” “We had a bit of time to ourselves to have a bit of a rest and get ourselves together, but it was nice to come back training,”
“Training has been quite good and the lads seem like they are right at it because they know how much this weekend means, and we’ve got to get things right.”
“Yes, it was disappointing to lose a two-goal lead against Wolves, but at the end of the day we didn’t lose a football match and there were positives to take out of it into Sunderland.”
“It’s always tough to put together any sort of unbeaten run in the Premier League, but we have got a good one at home and we take it into the biggest game of the season for us so far.”
“We want to keep that run going, keep our stadium a tough place to come and that will be no different on Sunday.”
One worry we have about the game on Sunday is that even if Newcastle go ahead in the game, like say 2-0, there’s no guarantee we will be able to hold onto that lead.
That’s unless our defense and team play a lot better than we did in that second half last Saturday against Wolves.
But enough of the gloom – here’s a look at Ryan’s great goal last August, and maybe he can serve up another one on Sunday to make it four great goals this season?
We hope so.