Long Term Casualty Could Return For City Game

When players have serious injuries they tend to get forgotten about, and it’s really hard to come back form a serious injury like an ACL knee injury – but the good news is that Ryan Taylor has been training regularly over the last few weeks and could be ready for our next game at the Etihad Stadium against Manchester City.

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Ryan Taylor after scoring great goal at Sunderland
Can he do it again in a few weeks?

Ryan was injured in the home game against Atromitos in August, and that was the start of a number of injuries to Newcastle players which has wrecked our season because of the squad we started with was far too small and owner Mike Ashley and Managing Director Derek LLambias had admitted that.

And Ashley spent around 18M in January to bring in five excellent French players and we should be fine for next season, and the aim this summer is to bring in three purples – three top first team players.

It will be food to have Ryan back for the last few games of the season, and of course Ryan can get us a goal form a free-kick, and he and Yohan Cabaye are by far our best takers of a free kick just outside the box.

But Ryan will need to fight for a p;lace on the bench, with the standards at the club having been raised in January, with the strengthening of the squad.But it seems Ryan will be ready for the game against Sunderland at St. Jame;s Park on 14th April, and that’s a must win game for us, and maybe Ryan can get sus another goals – like the tremendous free kick he scored with at Sunderland last season. 😀

Haris Vuckic is our other long term casualty, but he is not scheduled to return until mid-May so that’s the season for the young Slovenian, and he will be ready for pre-season.

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50 comments so far

  • Ben3arfa

    Mar 20, 2013 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #1

    I’m a huge Raylor fan, what he lacks in speed and skill he makes up for in heart and passion.

  • Toon-Prodigy

    Mar 20, 2013 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #2

    We may well need him.. Sooner he gets upto speed the better.

    Debuchy, Haidara, now Santon..

    Pig sick of these injuries now, after everything was going OK too!

  • Transfer Sage

    Mar 20, 2013 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #3

    Hopefully he is available if we need to cal on him for the rest of the season. Good pro who can do the basics and take a good set piece.

  • damondavies

    Mar 20, 2013 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #5

    Well at least the injured players have got a bit of extra break from league and europe at the moment. Hopefully santon and debuchey will be ok soon. Apparently Cabaye is also ok at the moment.

  • Pushy Pardew

    Mar 20, 2013 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #6

    Good morning. I posted on your Haidara debate on the last article. Actually supporting DL’s views. Is this a first.

  • Transfer Sage

    Mar 20, 2013 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #7


    DL has made a good point.

    On Ben thatcher…well he was gone for that flying elbow. But it was only last season when wayne rooney stopped his run back, checked behind him, then launched an elbow into the face of a wigan player and the ref said he saw it and did nothing, the FA didn’t deem this to be exceptional circumstances either.

    Not sure why they can’t just follow the example of rugby league…and offence which should have resulted in a red card, which wasn’t given in the game, is pulled up after.

    There aren’t that many, and there would be less if they all got punishment. They don’t need ro review yellow cards and other fouls but serious red card offences for violent conduct must be looked at.

    I just think other teams are suffering as well as us. Wigan’s relegation rivals could go down if this lad helps them get points in the next 2 games he should be banned for and he could even deny millwall a place in the FA cup final if he gets a goal in the semi.

  • ajcrawfs

    Mar 20, 2013 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #8

    santon is out now??

  • Pushy Pardew

    Mar 20, 2013 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #9

    It would make sense for the FA to establish a professional disciplinary panel meeting weekly to rule on ” incidents” and ensure that there is fair play. Haidara and the FA have suffered from this incident. By failing to punish Mcmanaman it has served to highlight the whole incident and make the FA just out of touch with the fans . Even Liverpool fans whilst throwing in Suarez talk thought the FA have much to answer for. There is a strong case for the linesman/ assistant referee to be demoted for a few games. This unfortunately won’t happen either. Just shows common sense is at a premium.

  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Mar 20, 2013 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #10

    What I don’t get is that the FA can recind red cards even if the referee saw it so why cant they do anything against Mcmanaman ? .

  • winnynufc

    Mar 20, 2013 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #11

    Great News!! Taylor may not be a Cabaye but he still has ability, he made the left back position more than his own when he played there. Never lets the team down always gives a 100%. If anyone is on Twitter he loves NUFC & is proud as punch to wear the shirt. Speaks volumes for me. Its also another body with still plenty of games to come! HWTL!

  • santonthenewmaldini

    Mar 20, 2013 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #12

    By the looks our treatment table Raylor could end up playing a lot of games before the end of the season just hope he still has that cultured right foot working perfect who knows we may even score from a corner when hes back!?!?


    Mar 20, 2013 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #13

    raylor = conner kick and free kick, cabaye = free kick

  • Dannyo

    Mar 20, 2013 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #14

    Sorry to throw a rock into your glass windowed dream, but Raylor was far from good in the LB position. Gets passed way more than Santon and has half the pace.
    I think that got pretty evident pretty quick.
    Raylor has an amazing right foot, it should be cast in gold if you ask me, but he doesn’t have anything else than that imo.

  • outsidethebox

    Mar 20, 2013 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #15

    lets hope that some good may come out of bad …rtaylor and santon could forge new left wing partnership with rtaylor taking as santonthenewmaldini said making better dead ball opportunities …could be making of bigi and campbell if called on …the feeling of injustice may spur toon on for remaining games…

  • toonincheek

    Mar 20, 2013 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #16

    Sage –

    That’s an interesting idea – reviewing offences “if they would have resulted in a red card”.

    So, a ‘yellow’ offence and there would be a review to check, but no retrospective action.

    The “red card” basis would be a better definition of the “exceptional circumstances” that is currently the only basis (I think) for reviewing decisions where the “incident” has been seen.

  • Toon-Prodigy

    Mar 20, 2013 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #17

    Do we have any updates on Santon and Debuchy yet? In regards to their injuries?

    I wish we didn’t have Man City in our next game. We are in desperate need of a feel good factor around the place and I can’t see us getting a result here in all honesty. It’s killing me.

  • Pushy Pardew

    Mar 20, 2013 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #18

    I agree. Wholehearted player but lacks pace required at the PL level.
    He would be ideal in American football to be brought on for an offensive play . Wish him well be he can’t be realistically viewed as anything more than a squad player. We have massively upgraded the squad

  • lewytoon

    Mar 20, 2013 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #19

    does anyone know is debuchy has any assists?????

  • Transfer Sage

    Mar 20, 2013 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #20

    big pappa

    Fair enough if they want to follow rules.

    But why have those rules only rescinding a card and not giving one retrospectively, if they are going to interfere they need to interfere properly.

  • Toon-Prodigy

    Mar 20, 2013 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #21

    Lets not be too harsh on Taylor he had a good run at left back and kept Santon out for a while.

    Volley against Everton? Free kick against The Makums.

    He can do an ok job as a squad player. I’v got alot of time for Ryan Taylor. And to be fair, Santon is not the greatest defensively

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Mar 20, 2013 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #22

    Will be good to have him back, particularly if Santon Debuchy and Haidara are all injured.

    On the ridiculous decision from the FA, I understand what there rules state, and going by that they have come to the right (only by the letter of the law) decision.

    However, as everyone and their dog, except Old Man Whelan and the odd blinkered Wigan fan can see it is a clearly horrific tackle, how come the linesman didn’t deem it to be even a foul. Surely the linesman should be punished and made to redo all of his official badges and courses, as he clearly hasn’t got a grasp of the rules of football.

  • Spreadthetoon

    Mar 20, 2013 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #23

    Well done lad for sending the card to Massaido. Let our actions be positive ones to be associated with the club, not impulse urges to go onto twitter making empty threats! HWTLs

  • bollance

    Mar 20, 2013 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #24


    Top and very credible poster, massive well done to you sir.

    I don’t earn £20k+ a week like most of our first team but what is the biggest incentive to play well for most modern day footballers?

    Money (justify wage / new contract / performance bonus)
    International recognition
    Move to bigger team
    Love of the game
    Team mates
    Family (eg tiote giving money to family back home / or pride)

  • Martoon

    Mar 20, 2013 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #25

    Did I see someone say santon is injured??

  • Pushy Pardew

    Mar 20, 2013 at 11:53 AM

    Comment #26

    It’s hard to justify but the FA line is that the asst ref saw the incident and considered it an accident. The FA argument is that games cannot be re run. Clearly the asst ref needs to visit Specsafers. Grounds for him to be demoted for a while.

  • martoon

    Mar 20, 2013 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #27

    Martoon – as I posted earlier – do you not have the wit to think of an original name instead of stealing others?

  • Martoon

    Mar 20, 2013 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #28


  • beefman13

    Mar 20, 2013 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #29

    Team v Man City
    subs, Harper,(Raylor/tav) Jonas, Shola, Gosling, Campbell.

    I would also call Fergie back from Birmingham, great cover at left back if Raylor is not ready,

    On the issue of macmanaman, of course the lad has virtually got away with it, Whelan and Martinez, think they are right in their assessment, we all know that is total bollox. and the FA again do FA.

    Ps, we have a couple of players who have a nasty streak in them with Cabaye and Tiote, they need to calm things on the pitch, I feel Cabaye especially has done maybe half a dozen really bad challenges this season alone.

  • Martoon

    Mar 20, 2013 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #30

    I am the real martoon, why have you decided to use the same name? Very unoriginal .

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Mar 20, 2013 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #31


    I would say most fouls are accidental though, so if the linesman thought that then it is still grounds for a foul, minimum. It brings into question his knowledge of the rules and what is and isn’t deemed foul play. Seems a fair punishment to make him re-qualify, or at least have a refresher course and until that is completed he doesn’t officiate.

  • ichrisho

    Mar 20, 2013 at 12:12 PM

    Comment #32

    Just a small bit of foresight here everyone… be careful what you write on this blog RE: McManaman or the FA as the new press regulations will also be based around personal opinion on blogs and the like… not just FB and Twitter…

  • ichrisho

    Mar 20, 2013 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #33

    plus Yaya Toure might be up for sale in the Summer… Get his Bro in 1st as Defensive cover and maybe we can convince him… Sissoko and Toure in midfield… Sell Tiote to Chelsea and play Cabaye in attcking midfielder role… oh to dream… 🙂

  • hdavid23

    Mar 20, 2013 at 12:20 PM

    Comment #34

    Dear everyone,
    I know it’s a long shot but I’d ask it anyway. I’m a BA Business Management student at two universities, the Anglia Ruskin University and the Budapest Business School in Hungary. I’m in my third year at both institutions and to finish my studies at the BBS I’d need to complete an internship from September 2013 to December 2013. As by that time I’ll have my degree from Anglia Ruskin, I’m looking for either a paid internship or a permanent full-time job starting in September. I’m mostly familiar in the fields of finance and marketing.
    It’s been my dream to move to Newcastle once, but I’m having difficulties finding a company that would hire me. Please, if anyone can help, I’d really appreciate that.
    Thank you.

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Mar 20, 2013 at 12:20 PM

    Comment #35

    Good interview going on on Talk Sport with Sir John Hall now

  • Rotonda heights

    Mar 20, 2013 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #36

    Don’t know how much weight it will carry but good to see Clarke Carlisle at the PFA condemn the foul. With a bit of momentum from many different parties who knows it could be a seminal moment for change.

    Again on the card sage, you’re a top man.

  • bollance

    Mar 20, 2013 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #37

    There is only one person who can tell u if it was an accident or not and so we need to think about the honesty of the player.


    One thing that has stuck in my mind and not sure if it has been mentioned is moments before the injury macmana got past haidara who put a possibly late tackle which is very common when defending crosses. Did anyone see that incident? Not suggesting in any way that gave macmanan any right to potentially end haidara’s career

  • ichrisho

    Mar 20, 2013 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #38

    @bollance – you are right – how come Maccabanthisman hasnt come up with an apology… the guys a thug thats why…

  • Rotonda heights

    Mar 20, 2013 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #39


    Do you think yaya would compromise on his £165k wages a week to come here!!! Nice idea though

  • bollance

    Mar 20, 2013 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #40

    Just remembered, who monitors FA (apart from SAF)? Is it FIFA?


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