Ryan Taylor Will Not Start Tomorrow – But …


Ryan Taylor ran the show last night for the  Magpies, and he scored another terrific goal direct from a free kick just before half time, and he was also solid at left back, and the former Wigan man is certainly pushing Davide Santon for that starting left-back position, which Ryan held for the first part of last season.

Ryan Taylor being congratulated after scoring great goal

Along with James Perch, Ryan has improved dramatically over the last year, and deserved the contract extension he was handed by the gaffer earlier this year.

Ryan had a very good game last night and was our Man of the Match with 35% of the vote, with 18 year-old Gael Bifirimana second on 22% with another impressive performance in defensive midfield, and the impressive Vurnon Anita in third place with 20% of the vote, playing in the attacking central midfield position.

It’s good that Ryan is giving Alan Pardew selection problems, and the boss seemed pleased with the overall performance last night, and said the obvious about Ryan pushing for a first team starting spot:

“I genuinely think Ryan is pushing for a place.” “He has good players in front of him, but we will see.”

“He came off at Cardiff but I could have taken anybody off.”  “He did not look comfortable in midifield in Wales, but here he was in his right position.”

“He was outstanding. He hit a goal you knew was going in as soon as he stepped up.”  “I  am satisfied, yes. I thought we were excellent tonight.”

“Our pre-season prep, you could argue, served us well because they let us have possession for long periods of the game.”  “We moved the ball and made them work hard and took the sting out of the game a bit.”

“In the second period I was a little bit disappointed we did not get the win.” I thought there were good opportunities, but overall, I was very, very pleased with the performance.”

“Yes, it was a big test for the youngsters.” “The opposition have good players and caused problems.”  “The younger players struggled to adjust at first, but overall when I look back on the team I have to say everybody gave their maximum.

“I was very pleased with the performances of everybody.”

Ryan will not start tomorrow at Stamford Bridge, simply because he played the full game last night,  but his performance last night puts pressure on young Davide Santon to perform tomorrow, otherwise Ryan could be starting at left back a week on Sunday, when the lads take on Aston Villa, in a game we can win.

And that’s exactly what Alan Pardew and the coaches want to see this season, more competition for places, and Ryan gives so much to the team in terms of free kicks, corners and even long throw-ins, that he must have a decent claim to a starting spot in the side.

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166 comments so far

  • robcstar

    Aug 24, 2012 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #1

    Moussa Konate gone to FC Krasnodar

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Aug 24, 2012 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #2

    He’s a great squad player, but doesn’t dislodge any of our normal starting 11 under normal circumstances imo.

    Our freekick supremo 🙂

    Talking of freekicks, isn’t Cabaye supposed to be pretty good? Didn’t really see much of it tbh, have I missed any?

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  • HBA Blood Twister

    Aug 24, 2012 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #3

    @ Ibiza

    United.

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Aug 24, 2012 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #4

    Ibiza

    Blackburn in the Carling Cup, Manchester United at home. Those are the only ones he’s scored – but to be fair, he hasn’t taken many!

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  • Super Magpie

    Aug 24, 2012 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #5

    TDS
    That’s why I said European history. 😀

    Ibiza
    Yes, but our 2nd eleven will need strengthing. We need some creativity in there which is why we didn’t win yesterday. We had lots of the ball, but didn’t make that many chances.

    We also need defenders. 😉

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  • Ben-Arfa11

    Aug 24, 2012 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #6

    Provisional squad: Krul, Elliot, Harper, Santon, R. Taylor, Tavernier, Coloccini, Perch, Williamson, S. Taylor, Simpson, Cabaye, Gutierrez, Obertan, Marveaux, Gosling, Anita, Bigirimana, Amalfitano, Cisse, Ba, Campbell.

    does that mean tiote isnt going to play saturday 🙁 🙁

    huge blow if thats the case i thought he would be playing

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  • Toon Tang

    Aug 24, 2012 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #7

    hba blood twister – wash ya mouth out son. are you referring to Manchester @post 3 ?

    first rule of the post club is to not call manure ‘united’ . ahhhhh there’s only one united and that is us

    rant over hahaha

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  • IPToon

    Aug 24, 2012 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #8

    Raylor had a very good game, but it must be said we were up against a side that had no attacking threat down their right hand side at all.

    Raylor looks suspect defending every time he plays in the premier league, the other night he didnt need to do any of that so he just had a free opportunity to show what he was good at.

    Santon will be up against a Hazard, Sturridge, Ramirez etc so to even compare performances with Raylors the other night would be silly as we all saw what happened when Raylor was up against Sturridge last year.

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  • Beattie25

    Aug 24, 2012 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #9

    Oh god.

    Tiote not in the squad?

    Please enter doom and gloom after the beep

    BEEP

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Aug 24, 2012 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #10

    Raylor should start in front of Simpson. Santon shouldn’t even worry about losing his place at the moment. Why play a right-back at left-back? Why would Raylor replace Santon? Surely it should be a like for like replacement???

    We’ve missed out on Marvin Martin, Vertonghen, Giroud, Konate and Cissokho. It’s been a very poor summer for us.

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  • Robbo8

    Aug 24, 2012 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #11

    I think Ryan Taylor played great last night, and I would definitely have him in my starting line up, replacing Danny Simpson. As I feel Danny doesn’t deserve to be in a starting XI like ours at the minute, considering his situation, as well as myself not really rating him.

    On the transfer front, I think we would be silly not to go in for Adam Johnson, and let him join the scum! Does anybody else agree!?

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  • Super Magpie

    Aug 24, 2012 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #12

    Kets

    I’m sure Raylor V Hazard will go well for us.
    We haven’t missed out on any except cissokho ( who has been awful) because the prices payed for them were too much for us.

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Aug 24, 2012 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #13

    HBA…We are United 🙂

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Aug 24, 2012 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #14

    Super…Agreed. They are the areas we need to improve and over time, we will 🙂

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  • robcstar

    Aug 24, 2012 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #15

    I think Moussa Konate will be a miss at 2million euros! Seemed our price range?

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  • Sazzer

    Aug 24, 2012 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #16

    Looks like Sunderland switch shirt sponsor from Invest in Africa to Spend in England.

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Aug 24, 2012 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #17

    Ben-Arfa11

    Where did you get that from? 😮

    Ketsbaia9

    I’m actually starting to consider the idea that there’s 2 or 3 Ketsbaia9’s on this blog. You contradict yourself from one post to the next, and appear to suffer drastic mood and attitude swings.

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  • spitfire_

    Aug 24, 2012 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #18

    Ketsbaia9, I know that you are the cretin of this forum and only a troll but I kindly ask you to shut your… fingers… Like a broken record didn’t stop for once whole summer… it’s time for you to rest! STOP writing the same sh!t every day for thousands times… Just take a rest from this forum… rest in peace if you want… I don’t give a fcuk. Damn that was nice.

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Aug 24, 2012 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #19

    Ian Toon

    I may have read it wrong, but did you say you thought Bigirimana was one of our worst players last night?

    I’ve got to disagree if so mate. Even for an 18 year, I thought he did his job very well.

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  • Super Magpie

    Aug 24, 2012 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #20

    I’ve just read the sky sports preview for our game and it says we’ve scored in the 90th minute in our last 3 visits there as well.

    Cisse’s Wonder Goal
    Saylor’s Header
    Shola’s Header

    Are we due another stoppage time winner/equaliser?

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  • Ben-Arfa11

    Aug 24, 2012 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #21

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2192922/Chelsea-v-NEWCASTLE-Fabricio-Coloccini-Demba-Ba-face-late-test.html

    shows the squad at the bottom

    no ameobi as expected but also no tiote

    tiote is crucial espcially away from home

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Aug 24, 2012 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #22

    spitfire

    Not sure how much you follow what goes on on here, but Kets actually got banned from a different forum for ‘continually spamming the exact same posts on every single thread’ 😐

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  • hatem786

    Aug 24, 2012 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #23

    reports in french media newcastle have bid 8£ for debuchy

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Aug 24, 2012 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #24

    Exactly. Raylor would be much better defensively than Simpson. We would cut out the errors if Raylor started. If he doesn’t then I’m afraid it’s a managerial error on Pardew’s part.

    Hazard is going to make Simpson look like a pub player tomorrow. We’ll probably play well, but it’ll be mistakes that cost us. Hopefully this will be Simpson’s final appearance.

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Aug 24, 2012 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #25

    I’m aware that there is around 3 different Ketsbaia9’s.

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  • hatem786

    Aug 24, 2012 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #26

    reports in french media newcastle have bid 8£ for debuchy today

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  • Super Magpie

    Aug 24, 2012 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #27

    It’s all a smokescreen. Pardews lying to us all again!

    Ibiza
    We will, but then there’ll be another position which we need to strengthen which we don’t need to now. 😀

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Aug 24, 2012 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #28

    Dear Lord, Please grant me the patience to cope.

    That is all.

    Ibizatoon.

    P.S. Thanks for the AC, it’s working a treat 😉

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  • ToonDownSouth

    Aug 24, 2012 at 2:43 PM

    Comment #29

    Ben-Arfa

    Uh oh. I have to agree there – if so, big problems. Especially given that Anita played 90 minutes last night.

    I’m fairly sure that article is nonsense though, seeing as they also say

    “Pardew is hoping both will be fit after training in London on Friday evening, although Cheick Tiote (calf) and Shola Ameobi (hamstring) remain doubts”

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Aug 24, 2012 at 2:43 PM

    Comment #30

    Super…It’s a bit like whack a mole…..holes keep appearing all over the place. Screw it…

    Mike, spend the money now or we’re doomed!

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  • Ben-Arfa11

    Aug 24, 2012 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #31

    http://www.football411.com/story/0,22162,14287_8014717,00.html

    however this article confirms there sidelined

    hope its not true either but usually if players are doubts like colo and ba they get included in the provesional squad which they have done so even tho there is doubts over them but tiote aint in atall

    which is a huge blow

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  • Super Magpie

    Aug 24, 2012 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #32

    Kets

    Yes, Raylor will be fantastic against hazard and will not put a foot wrong. 😀 😀 😀

    Hatem
    £8!!!!! No wonder we couldn’t agree a fee before. 😀
    Obviously we offered them a free steak bake and a chocolate doughnut to go with it. Try to sweeten the deal.

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Aug 24, 2012 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #33

    There’s proof of Ashleys method. He’s worn them down to the price of 2 happy meals.

    Ahsley! Ashley! Ashley!

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  • FAU

    Aug 24, 2012 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #34

    yesterday obertan is not good enough(just speedy), sriously 2 years ago i thought he was a good buy for us, but he doesnt improve much, I reckon amalfitano shud be second choice for our right. HALA NUFC!

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  • Ben-Arfa11

    Aug 24, 2012 at 2:48 PM

    Comment #35

    maybe its another mind game ploy by pardew tho ha

    as i expected colo to play last week and not ben-arfa and ben-arfa played and colo didnt

    i think our manager likes to lie alot 😛

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  • Super Magpie

    Aug 24, 2012 at 2:49 PM

    Comment #36

    Ibiza

    That’s the spirit!
    Don’t forget that Willo and Simmo are incapable and are championship quality who should be playing for the likes of Watford. 😀

    In all seriousness, I’d be satisfied if we brought in another first team player and didn’t lose anyone. Anything more and I’d be over the moon.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Aug 24, 2012 at 2:49 PM

    Comment #37

    Ibiza
    Good sir you seem to be loosing the plot my good man!!

    TDS
    Bigi was an absolute monster for us last night along with anita, but bigi got my vote for MOTM and feel alot better about the season knowing we have players like bigi who looks like he can step up if tiote is injured/suspended or is of at the ACN

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  • Ibizatoon - Back by popular demand

    Aug 24, 2012 at 2:49 PM

    Comment #38

    I don’t really rate Raylor in general. I’d rather Perch, more to the point, I’d rather Simpson.

    Raylor works hard and his freekicks are great (most of the time), but doesn’t offer loads else imo. Although he did an ok job at LB whilst we eased Santon in.

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  • spitfire_

    Aug 24, 2012 at 2:51 PM

    Comment #39

    @ToonDownSouth

    I’m here from time to time but his posts are always the same… it’s just so boring and so stupid… why he didn’t take one ban here?

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Aug 24, 2012 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #40

    Super
    Dont even mention wilo m simmo, they cost us champions league dont you know!

    Kets
    The only place theres 3 of you is in ketsbia land!

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