Ryan Taylor Signs New Deal At Newcastle – I’m Over The Moon

Since Alan Pardew arrived on Tyneside a short 15 months ago, Ryan Taylor has become a successful player at Newcastle.

Ryan Taylor – on Tyneside until the summer of 2015

And the 27-year-old will now be staying on Tyneside until the summer of 2015, as he signed a two year extension to his current deal today.

Ryan signed from Wigan Athletic as a make-weight in the deal that took Charles N’Zogbia to Wigan for £6M plus Ryan.

And that deal now looks to be an excellent one for Newcastle,  with Charles N’Zogbia now struggling to make the first team at 6th bottom placed Aston Villa, while Newcastle are riding high in 6th position.

The Liverpudlian has played a big part in getting Newcastle so high up in the Premier League this season, and in 28 appearances for the Magpies this term he has scored 3 great goals.

Ryan of course can play in many different positions and while he started the season at left back he has recently been out on the right wing and he can also play in central midfield, on either wing and in either full-back position.

And there’s a rumor he’s not bad goalie either. 😀

A delighted Ryan Taylor had this to say on the Newcastle web-site today:

“I’m over the moon. It’s been a quiet one to get done and didn’t take long,” “I stated not so long ago that I would love to stay here, and that has always been the case. Playing every week helps, and having a good manager has been a massive plus for me as well.

“When the gaffer came in first of all I was injured, so I’ve had to prove myself to him. But this season has been great for me on a personal note, and to have played every Premier League game bar two or three then it’s been a great season.”

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew deserves credit for bringing the best out of the versatile player since the Londoner arrived on Tyneside, and Alan had this to say on the signing:

 “I am delighted to secure a contract extension for Ryan. He has been outstanding for me this season wherever I have asked him to play.”

“Ryan is a fantastic player who is firmly in the hearts of our fans, not only for his derby winner against Sunderland but also because of some excellent performances in the Newcastle shirt.”

“On the back of agreeing new deals last week with Tim Krul and Fabricio Coloccini, this gives us a huge boost going into the final 11 games, and hopefully Ryan can help us make this a truly memorable season.”

We had written a piece this morning saying that Newcastle should sign the two Dannnys – Simpson and Guthrie – but Ryan Taylor now becomes the third player in five days to sign on at Newcastle, joining captain Coloccini and goalkeeper Tim Krul, as Alan points out above.

This is good news and I just watched Ryan’s interview on nufcTV – anybody who has a subscription watch the interview – Ryan comes over as such a great lad.

Comments welcome.

20 comments so far

  • markmac

    Mar 8, 2012 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #1

    good, he’s a good lad, not a messi but even if he doesnt start every week hes very useful as a squad player as he’s so versatile, good news lately on contract front keep it coming HWTL

  • Pardew's fist pump

    Mar 8, 2012 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #2

    Next up Guthrie. Happy to say ta-ra to Simpson.

  • New kingdom United

    Mar 8, 2012 at 1:13 PM

    Comment #3

    Brilliant stuff, hope he makes the England squad. Things are looking bright for next season top 6 here we come.

  • Colo-Sus

    Mar 8, 2012 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #4

    Newcastles Phil Neville

  • Griff-toon

    Mar 8, 2012 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #5

    Reading between the lines hes going to the moon in the summer

  • SwedishMagpie

    Mar 8, 2012 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #6

    Good news 🙂

  • Colo-Sus

    Mar 8, 2012 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #7

    Reading between the lines this is a smoke screen for his summer move to Barcelona. We get Xavi plus £5mil

  • cestriasteve

    Mar 8, 2012 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #8

    Personally I;m not a big fan of Ryan Taylor, however whenever we played him at FB we did OK despite loosing the effectiveness of Jonas as an attacking winger, but there is no denying our defense didnt leek goals as much as the current formation. On sunday again not a good position in Midfield.

  • tomtoon7

    Mar 8, 2012 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #9

    Beat me 2it poster*5* nice one! Taylors had a v good season 4 us,happy 4him.HWTL

  • check the toastie

    Mar 8, 2012 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #10

    He is a gud lad, and gives 100%, however hopefully over the next couple of years our squads quality will improve and he will find himself struggling for games.

    Should not have started a fair few games in front of Santon and is now starting in front of Benny, but thats not the lads fault its Pardews, so gud luck to him, should play instead of simpson for me. I hope he doesnt get the nod next year over some of our talented youngsters however experience says he will, lacks energy for me.

  • Griff-toon

    Mar 8, 2012 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #11

    Very good player for us. This year he has been consistent and always gives 100%.

    Also believe we should give him a go at right back to see how the team would balance.

  • NewcastleMole

    Mar 8, 2012 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #12

    Good squad player.

    Don’t rate him personally as i find what he offers to be limited. Don’t know how he got the label of a set piece specialist. His corners have been shocking.

  • planbillytedbob

    Mar 8, 2012 at 1:43 PM

    Comment #13

    great lad a family man and a good squad player. im happy to see we are sorting contracts out. gives me a lot of faith in the board. guthrie Simpson and ba for new contracts next please

  • lewytoon

    Mar 8, 2012 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #14

    id sell simpson and buy a new left back

  • Ketsbaia9

    Mar 8, 2012 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #15

    He’s a role model for any young footballer. Fantastic player. Having his best season for us. Contender for player of the season along with Ba, Krul and Coloccini. I’d put Santon in there too but he hasn’t played enough.

  • geoff777

    Mar 8, 2012 at 2:54 PM

    Comment #16

    Handy player to have. Always gives 100%.

    Having a great season.
    Nice one Ryan!!!!

  • Crawfordladd17

    Mar 8, 2012 at 4:23 PM

    Comment #17

    give Guthrie and Simpson another deal till 2016, Ba till 2017.
    Keep them all. Bring in Henderson for £500k or so from Portsmouth. Pieters for £3m,M’Bwia for £5m Douglaus on a free. Drethne on a bosman aswell from Real Madrid, and Rodiquez from Burnley for £3m. Which is £10.5m

  • max

    Mar 8, 2012 at 4:23 PM

    Comment #18


  • Best9

    Mar 8, 2012 at 5:12 PM

    Comment #19

    geeed up 🙂

  • matias

    Mar 8, 2012 at 8:23 PM

    Comment #20

    Cant`t say I´d be happy for Ryan keeping Hatem, Davide or even Danny out of the starting eleven. If he feels good about being a squad player that`s fine. I´m very afraid HBA will be either on the bench or subbed after 45 min come Monday. Giving HBA time is the chance to get us to Europe next season.


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