He Is The Forgotten Man At Newcastle

Ryan Taylor must be one of the unluckiest players in England, after picking up a serious ACL knee injury in August of last year, as he was getting ready for a return to the first team, the terrible news broke that Ryan had suffered yet another ACL injury. 🙁

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Ryan Taylor after scoring against Sunderland in August two years ago
What a goal!

This time Ryan went to the world’s expert on knee injuries – Dr. Richard Steadman – whose Steadman Clinic is located in Vail, Colorado, because ACL I njuries happen a lot  with skiers, and Dr. Steadman has performed surgery on former Magpie strikers Michael Owen and Alan Shearer in the past.

Ryan flew to Colorado on 16th May and was then operated on and then stayed on at the Vail clinic after the operation,  to ensure everything was in good shape.

It’s very difficult to come back from one serious injury, never mind two in a row, so we want to let Ryan know the Newcastle fans are right behind him.

You can let Ryan know you support him via his Twitter account – and Ryan is active on that as he prepares for the long, long road back to playing again in the Newcastle first team.

There;s nothing we’d like better than when Ryan Taylor comes on that field again wearing the new strip.

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Ryan Taylor in training last April with James Perch

This is what Ryan tweeted just a couple of days ago:

New 13/14 season kit, gutted that I probably won’t get to wear it, my time will come again #BeStrong…

Ryan is a terrific guy, and not too bad a player either – let him know you support him through what will be some very difficult months ahead.


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31 comments so far

  • FatmanJoe

    Sep 7, 2013 at 12:25 AM

    Comment #1

    Ryan Taylor was included in our 25 man squad. It just shows how thin our homegrown squad is if he’s not going to play at all this season.

    We really missed an opportunity to buy British this window. How many windows are there when young British players go for cheap?! Waste.

  • JP...from The Rock

    Sep 7, 2013 at 12:50 AM

    Comment #2

    Poor lad, terrible luck on injuries, not bad a player either. What’s also happened to Haidara? Haven’t heard a peep from him all summer. When both a fit we seem to have some depth in defense with, Raylor, Haidara, Santon, Debuchy, Saylor, M’biwa, Willo, Tavernier and Colo.

  • MacToon

    Sep 7, 2013 at 1:25 AM

    Comment #3

    Hopefully there’ll be some interesting news just around the corner. Been reading Neil Cameron’s articles in the Chronicle this week, not just the 10 questions to Ashley article on Wednesday which pr guru Lee Marshall tried to answer at the FansUTD meeting that very same night, but he genuinely seems to be putting the readers first for a change and not the club. Makes a refreshing change.

    I hope it’s the start of a new dawn for us and the Chronicle because I certainly think it’s Time for Change at St James’ Park.

    We know this club’s potential and it is not being realised with this current owner. I’m proud of the North East and of NUFC, an owner of our club should take advantage of this like Sir John did and make us competitive again. Maybe we won’t win anything in my lifetime again but I’d really like to see us go out there each and every year and give it a damn good go.

  • toonincheek

    Sep 7, 2013 at 1:28 AM

    Comment #4

    Injury in August 2012
    Visit Dr. Steadman for operation May 2013.

    What’s going on?

  • Toon Tang

    Sep 7, 2013 at 1:31 AM

    Comment #5

    hes like 2 or 3 new signings

  • jimmysmith

    Sep 7, 2013 at 4:25 AM

    Comment #6

    Wasn’t a regular at Wigan, shouldn’t ever be a regular at Newcastle and in a strange way his injuries have lengthened his Newcastle career. If fit he would have been moved on by now to a club that needs him more than we do, having said that, a fit Ryan Taylor is a more than useful player to have in the squad and does love being at Newcastle, even if I’m never thrilled about seeing him in the starting 11. Much like Gos, in that respect, another decent pro, who would have more to offer another club.

  • gonufc (Release the Hatem Bomb)

    Sep 7, 2013 at 5:19 AM

    Comment #7

    His knees are like 5 new signings.

    Hopefully we can get them ‘over the line’….

    About that phrase, does Pardew not even realise how much he is made fun of for using so often? He must now have a clue as he continues to use it every transfer window .

    Shows how repetitive our poor transfer windows are!!

    If he knew we did our business in January then why say a few weeks ago that we need players in?!?


  • Klatoon

    Sep 7, 2013 at 5:28 AM

    Comment #8

    Dont think we’ll see him play for us again, he’l recover, get loaned to the champo, shine, get his team promoted, turn the move permanent and score crackers AGAINST us all over again!

  • theartfuldodger

    Sep 7, 2013 at 6:01 AM

    Comment #9

    I like Ryan Taylor. He can score from free kicks at will and get us points. Also he is a good crosser. If we move ben arfa left , ryan could get a game on right wing.
    He was responsible for the excellent start when we finished 5th.
    He has quality even though he may not be a flashy dribbling kind of player.

  • cyprus

    Sep 7, 2013 at 7:29 AM

    Comment #10

    If Ryan Taylor hadn’t got injured, HBA would still be on the bench, that’s football for you.

    Don’t jump on that, I know it’s not true 🙂

    Hope he gets better soon, but jimmysmith nailed it. Nice lad. Nice goal.

  • catchy in norway

    Sep 7, 2013 at 7:31 AM

    Comment #11

    he is the best st our club for set pieces, but over looked because he is not french, 🙂
    a good right winger can be one of 2 things ,
    1 have lots of speed , get into the box and create things
    2 find half a yard and get the ball into a danger area, and he can do this

    if he had both he would be classed ad world class,

    becks made a fortune from from being pretty and being able to cross, cos he is a shit footballer,

  • cyprus

    Sep 7, 2013 at 7:31 AM

    Comment #12

    What’s happened to Haidara? He should be getting a game or two.

  • cyprus

    Sep 7, 2013 at 7:35 AM

    Comment #13

    Catchy, you forget, we don’t do set pieces, those are for wimps. We want real goals only.

  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Sep 7, 2013 at 8:04 AM

    Comment #14

    You know this is not American Football where you sub a player when you have a setpiece or a penalty!

    …so cannot really see the point in Raylor. When he leaves he’ll join the likes of Perch and Simmo in the Championship because that’s his level.

    Great lad though! But this is a football club not a charity event 😉

  • thai-mag

    Sep 7, 2013 at 8:08 AM

    Comment #15

    haidara has knee injury with no return date

  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Sep 7, 2013 at 8:10 AM

    Comment #16

    Don’t know what happened to Haidara, but Alfi has been sent back to France Ligue 2!

    Never really understood that transfer in the first place or why he wasn’t sent out on loan to a Championship team to see if he could cut the mustard!

  • magpie6699

    Sep 7, 2013 at 8:17 AM

    Comment #17

    Wish it was Joe kinnear who was the forgotten man at Newcastle!

  • catchy in norway

    Sep 7, 2013 at 8:18 AM

    Comment #18


    we dont do football any more toooo

  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 7, 2013 at 8:26 AM

    Comment #19

    Somebody said the other day that Kinnery is here because is contract is still on going from his heart attack, so rather than pay him up, he has him pretending to work for his money.

  • niafron

    Sep 7, 2013 at 8:43 AM

    Comment #20

    Bonjour messieurs!

    Another saturday at work…

    And a very dispointing evening yesterday for the french national team.

  • Toon-Prodigy

    Sep 7, 2013 at 8:47 AM

    Comment #21

    Apparantly are transfer business was finished 48 hrs previous to the monday deadline..



  • Toon-Prodigy

    Sep 7, 2013 at 8:52 AM

    Comment #22

    Now Pardew – who did successfully keep Yohan Cabaye after Arsenal did not increase their initial £10m bid – is considering the free agent market to strength his squad before January’s transfer window.

    Former Chelsea defender Khalid Boulahrouz and ex-Juventus striker Vincenzo Iaquinta are among a long list of players – although very few have top-flight experience – of players still looking for clubs.

    Kinnear still has a list of players to work to, having had discussions with Pardew and chief scout Graham Carr.

    And it has emerged Heerenveen’s Alfred Finnbogason is one on the radar, even though Gomis is likely to figure prominently again once the January transfer window opens on January 1.

    Finnbogason attracted plenty of interest from the Premier League following 24 goals in 28 games for the Dutch club last season, including Sunderland, Aston Villa and Everton.

    The 24-year-old has remained with Heerenveen after the transfer window but Newcastle are keen to keep tabs on his development in the build up to the new year.

  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Sep 7, 2013 at 8:52 AM

    Comment #23

    Morning niafron!

    …are they working you hard on a Saturday? Luckyly for me Saturday is not a working day here in Denmark unless you are a Doctor os something 🙂

    …Denmark were crap as well last night, but we won 2-1 at Malta.

  • Toon-Prodigy

    Sep 7, 2013 at 8:53 AM

    Comment #24

    Free agent market!!!!!!!!!


  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Sep 7, 2013 at 8:55 AM

    Comment #25

    Prodigy…I thought the three stooges have said out team is good enough and the players available for cheap money were not better than what we already got? 😉

  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Sep 7, 2013 at 8:56 AM

    Comment #26


  • Toon-Prodigy

    Sep 7, 2013 at 8:58 AM

    Comment #27


    I can just about imagine Joe and Mike drooling over the long list of free transfers owa a load of pints. Mortal!

  • Our Toon

    Sep 7, 2013 at 9:03 AM

    Comment #28

    fatman joe

    although Taylor is included in the 25 man squad with no chance of playing this season it is not to make up the numbers as we have 9 home grown players in our squad of 25, we could have easily submitted a team of 24 with 7 hg players, what I don’t understand is why we have included him in the squad though, probably pardews way of showing the board that we don’t have enough players and should have bought at least 1 more!!

  • ToonDarnSarf

    Sep 7, 2013 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #30

    I hope people consider two possible results from a boycott or refusal to but merchandise etc.
    1 – MA digs his heels in further and won’t spend anything on transfers for the next 3 years
    2 – MA digs his heels in and just accepts it will take longer to pay off his loan and sell the club

    People have to realise NEWCASTLE UNITED IS NOT MIKE ASHLEY. Hurting our beloved club just hurts our club. If the club gets half a million less revenue because of boycotts then that won’t hurt MA one bit because it’s NEWCASTLE UNITED’S MONEY!

    My suggestion is a protest; not to demand Ashley out but to demand ambition at the club and good communication.

  • YankToon10

    Sep 7, 2013 at 12:10 PM

    Comment #31

    It seems as though footballers in Europe have more trouble coming back from ACL injuries than american football players. I think it may have to do with the experience in dealing with this type of injury, the rehab after surgery is most important. I tore my ACL playing football in high school and was able to return the following season and went on to play on scholarship at a major University. They should consult with professional American football teams to learn about the rehab process used here.


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