The free-kick that Ryan Taylor put in to win the game at Sunderland last season, has put him in the annals of Geordie folklore, and that goal will never be forgotten by Newcastle fans.
Ryan Taylor – after scoring phenomenal goal at Sunderland last season
But unfortunately Ryan is out for the season with his serious ACL injury that he picked up against Atromitos at St. James’ Park in late August, but he will be traveling with the lads tomorrow on the team coach for this most important game.
Ryan had this to say on the Newcastle web-site:
“You’d love to see someone who’s in the same boots as I was score the winner.” “There’s a couple of lads – I won’t name them or put pressure on them, but I’d love to see one or two of the boys score the winner and make themselves a hero too.”
“As soon as I got injured, I spoke with the gaffer and pin-pointed a few games to go to – the European away trips as well as this one on Sunday.” “So I’ll be lucky enough to go with the boys on the coach and feel the atmosphere.” “And hopefully it’ll be just as memorable as last year but without playing.”
“I suppose the pressure’s off when you go away from home because obviously we’re the away team.” “When I say the pressure’s off, obviously there’s still a lot of pressure to go and not lose these games but all the pressure’s on them.” “And I’m sure with all the firepower we’ve got, we can go there and get something whether it be one or even three points.”
“All the lads seem to be buzzing this week. The international lads have came back and obviously I’m not watching them train but from what’s going on, training’s good.” “Everyone wants to play but there’s going to be a few disappointed faces. But the lads will pick those people up and you never know – someone could come off the bench and score the winner.”
“It’s a funny old game but everyone’s looking forward to it just as much as me.”
We have to hope we’ll see another hero tomorrow, who can score the winning goal for Newcastle – maybe Yohan Cabaye?
Who do you think it could be?
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