Alan Pardew In Tribute To Ryan Taylor – Players Love Him


Newcastle manager Alan Pardew – who will have gained some converts with his masterful handling of the Newcastle side last night in Manchester for our first win there in 14 years, has come out this morning in praise of Ryan Taylor – who took our Man of the Match award in his first game back after 26 months out with injury.

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Ryan Taylor – emotional return for the Liverpudlian

This is what Alan Pardew said after the match last night:

“He did outstanding.” “Professional footballers sometimes get a bad press for the way they conduct themselves.”   “But you’re talking about a guy whose been injured for two years who has conducted himself in the best possible manner.”

“He has had a smile on his face for two years.” “He has got that reward, I think he has only had a reserve game and a half.”

“But he has come in last night and been outstanding.” “He’s a special player in our group.” “Our players all love him and he got a special round of applause when he came in the dressing room after the game.” “

We all respect him after two years out with those injuries.” “His performance was what he is all about – discipline and quality, which is what he’s like as an individual,”

“You have to remember when you can’t do what you want to do, it’s very frustrating as a professional athlete.” “He’s been restricted to what he does best, so of course he’s going to be emotional.”

“But what a great night for him and us.” “We’re just delighted that we managed to give him a platform.” “He had 10 good players around him and he couldn’t ask for more than that.”

We can imagine how emotional it must have been for Ryan last night, especially after the game, after he must have thought his career could have been over with those two very serious knee injuries.

We don’t know of too many players who have survived two serious ACL injuries.

But the 30 year-old was great last night, and his professional play was exactly what was needed last night.

Well done Ryan Taylor.

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10 comments so far

  • nut meg

    Oct 30, 2014 at 8:55 AM

    Comment #1

    I’m delighted for him……well done bonny lad.

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  • WorJordi

    Oct 30, 2014 at 8:59 AM

    Comment #2

    What a great performance from everyone involved last night.
    That is the best i have seen us play for years, even taking into account the manure result at Old Trafford.
    It appears that the doom and gloom is lifitng. We need to consolidate now and move forward with the confidence staying but not expecting the earth !!!
    We will fall again at some hurdles but hopefully we can continue on this cup run and make our way to a safe place in the premier league while watching our team play like it did last night.
    Well done everyone

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  • stuart no9

    Oct 30, 2014 at 9:01 AM

    Comment #3

    Great to have raylor back . Him and obertan should share the man of match award . As for pardew , still hasn’t won me over . Don’t forget, he has been here 4 years , these performances are very few and far between .
    Last season we started well , beat some good sides then fell apart . He always has a few good games every season before he loses it and I think this season is no different . He has to show consistency year in year out not just the odd game . Pardew should be sacked unless he can produce full time . I still think bottom 3 by new year

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  • Rotonda heights

    Oct 30, 2014 at 9:07 AM

    Comment #4

    Last night was phenomenal but it does get on my t-ts when people like Manxpie act as if we had no right to previously be angry with Pardew after the worst run ever recorded in NUFC history.

    Something has obviously happened, possibly the realisation that finally AP’s job was actually on the line and it’s been an amazing turnaround, which you can only applaud and enjoy enormously.

    But AP’s comment ”I know what I’m doing ” didn’t ring true before, I hope it does now.

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  • beermonkey

    Oct 30, 2014 at 9:10 AM

    Comment #5

    well last nights team should be called the 90 minuters cos its first 90 minutes a pardew team has played well

    most if not all the 90minuters deserve to start against Liverpool

    Liverpool have not hit the heights of last season and on last nights performance we can draw and win that game

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  • anthc

    Oct 30, 2014 at 9:12 AM

    Comment #6

    Ryan taylor deserves all the glory after his misfortunes I only hope we can keep it going. He gave his shirt to a young supporter last night which I bet made the lads day not to mention when he sat in the away end with suppoerters. A great example of a proffesional footballer with his feet firmly on the ground and no inflated ego.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 30, 2014 at 9:13 AM

    Comment #7

    Gutted I never got to see the game last night, looks like we played some good stuff. Saw some comments from that joker Dulcerina last night about the fans being at fault for our shit performances while Pardew has been here, that quite frankly beggars belief, he questions people’s loyalty as fans while trying to retell us we don’t deserve any better than Pardew and mid table.

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  • beermonkey

    Oct 30, 2014 at 9:16 AM

    Comment #8

    Rotonda heights

    I know what I am doing, we find out on sat wont we

    1 good game don’t make up for the utter dross served up just in 2014 let alone whats gone on before

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  • lesh

    Oct 30, 2014 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #9

    Jail for Ashley

    The way Dulcerina goes on makes me wonder whether he/ she’s one Bullshit Bishop’s plants.

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  • The overrated Frenchman

    Oct 30, 2014 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #10

    Pardew out

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