Ryan Taylor Brace Gives Newcastle U21s The Win

The Newcastle U21 side beat Stoke City 2-1 at the Britannia Stadium tonight in the Barclays Under-21 Premier League, and the game was broadcast live on Sky Sports 2, and it takes the U21s to top of their U21 league..

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Ryan Taylor – two goals for Newcastle tonight

And it was that man Ryan Taylor, still coming back to full fitness,  who scored two goals to give the Magpies the victory.

Ryan was playing for the second time for the U21 side, as he continues his amazing comeback from a double ACL knee injury, which has kept him on the sidelines for more than two years.

The 30 year-old was Man of the Match for Newcastle in the 2-0 Capital One Cup game at Manchester City, in his first game back for the first team, and he also made a substitute appearance on Sunday at West Brom.

And the only player on the score sheet tonight at Stoke was Ryan – because he also scored an own goal for Stoke tonight.

The former Wigan player scored his first goal for Newcastle after 29 minutes from wide on the left, and he scored his second goal with one of his specials from a free kick, before he then conceded an own goal at the other end.

The win puts Newcastle at the top of their U21 Barclays Premier League, and the lads have now moved two points ahead of Arsenal.

And it’s fair to say with his tidy performances and vast experience, and his significant threat from dead ball situations, that Ryan must be knocking on the door for a place in the first team.

Ryan got a good 76 minutes run-out tonight before he was replaced by Olley, and the U21 side, like the first team – are continuing their excellent form of late.

That was Newcastle U21’s sixth win in eight games so far this season.

Newcastle: Alnwick, Barlaser, Gibson, Taylor (Olley, 76), Gillesphey, Satka, Vuckic, Bigirimana, Heardman (Gilliead, 82), Campbell, Roberts.
Subs: Woolston, Longstaff, Ward.

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26 comments so far

  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Nov 13, 2014 at 9:55 PM

    Comment #1

    Ryan Taylor or Jack Colback in the starting line up ? .

  • Ketsbaia9

    Nov 13, 2014 at 10:01 PM

    Comment #2

    Raylor for England. He is our Beckham. Have to start him in the next game. Especially now Obertan and Aarons are out. Raylor and Cabella on the wings.

  • dexter53

    Nov 13, 2014 at 10:03 PM

    Comment #3

    Watched the game and was very impressed. There is a lot of quality there.A bit more luck in front of goal and it could hsve been a cricket score. Ryan in 1st team all day long for me.

  • toonicle

    Nov 13, 2014 at 10:05 PM

    Comment #4

    Would like to see him tried at RW with Sammy on the left for QPR.

  • geordie157

    Nov 13, 2014 at 10:14 PM

    Comment #5

    assured performance by the side, apart from Raylors own goal Stoke rarely looked like scoring.

    Impressed with Roberts, looks like a good prospect, also thought Satka and Gillesphey looked decent, Satka brings the ball out from the back and seems to be like Woodgate style wise.

  • Shaker Shakrah

    Nov 13, 2014 at 10:21 PM

    Comment #6

    What’s going on with Cabella ?
    Really ?
    Another lazy french player ?
    Poor so far this season and i can’t see him fit in the BPL
    any day , weak legs weak body weak shots , WEAK !!!
    Raylor should take his place in the team now
    If Montpellier would take him back in January for the same amount of money the club paid ?
    i would be very happy .

  • jimmysmith

    Nov 13, 2014 at 10:28 PM

    Comment #7

    “Our Beckham”, that’s not a bad analogy, obviously for the dead ball stuff, but also because despite a lack of pace, Raylor appears to have developed a genuine sense of graft, maturity and football intelligence, certainly if his performance against City is any accurate gauge. That display showed a level of gravitas which was wholly unexpected and hugely impressive.

  • lesh

    Nov 13, 2014 at 10:34 PM

    Comment #8


    G’day young sir and no doubt looking forward to another day of communing with nature followed by a little imbibation of the amber nectar.

    Your feats of yesterday must’ve really impressed the young Aussies – a bronzed Adonis, a geordie swimming against Great Whites and with a young female dolphin. You’re a babe magnet and we hope she consented to your riding her! That reminded me of the Amble dolphin, Freddy which was fond of swimmming with a diver. The press got hold of the story but it all worked out well – Freddy and the diver are still together!!

    Poor old Mr Tuff, shivering, hungry while his pal in Oz’s living the life of Riley.

    Spare a thought for him while you bask in the glory of celebrity.

    At least, he’s supporting the Lads when he can get to SJP – standing outside, ticketless but his heart lives those games – bless him.

  • jimmysmith

    Nov 13, 2014 at 10:34 PM

    Comment #9

    Disagree about Cabella. I think he is about to nail down his place. He is starting to recognise what is and isn’t considered a foul in the EPL, and when he should go to ground and when he needs to tough it out, and he’s quick, has great feet and excellent delivery and decent work rate going forward and coming back. Raylor on one side of Sissoko, and Cabella the other, looks a good attacking midfield three to me, with the holding mids behind.

  • welshgeordie9

    Nov 13, 2014 at 10:39 PM

    Comment #10

    Good evening ladies, Welshies in the house, so quiet on here maybe I should do some jokes.

  • welshgeordie9

    Nov 13, 2014 at 10:41 PM

    Comment #11

    Two antennas met on a roof, fell in love and got married. The Ceremony wasn’t much, but the reception was excellent.

    Reception was excellent

    Ha ha ha

  • mecannylad

    Nov 13, 2014 at 10:47 PM

    Comment #12

    Jimmysmith is probably the finest evenhanded barometer of our beloved NUFC this blog offers.
    Every one is entitled to form and voice their own opinions of course; wild or otherwise ….. I just find dear old jimmy’s insight is rather canny and always quietly realistic.
    More power to your elbow Jimmysmith.

  • expatmag

    Nov 13, 2014 at 11:10 PM

    Comment #13


    G’day mate. How are you today?

    Actually, not 10 kms away on the other side of our bay, several great whites were laying into the carcass of a dead 8 metre whale and it was very close to a local surfing spot. Local wildlife and fisheries rangers were out in boats making sure no surfers were in the area.

    These big bastards are protected species here and this year, there have been several swimmers attacked or taken around the coast of Oz. I have seen them up close and they are a fearsome sight.

    On to the subject of Tuff, the poor little love is certainly struggling. His wife keeps him on a very short leash and whilst a nice lass, she certainly has the whip hand in that relationship. With him, it is always, yes dear, whatever you say dear, you are the one and only boss here. I believe that when I come over to blighty in September next year, she has allocated him 30 minutes in their local with me and no more than half a pint of shandy. I havent seen them for 30 odd years so I should be priveledged for the time given…lol

  • expatmag

    Nov 13, 2014 at 11:12 PM

    Comment #14

    Welsh…..they are getting worse mate.

    You would be better off going back to singing in the valleys…..lol

  • expatmag

    Nov 13, 2014 at 11:25 PM

    Comment #15


    I can see that working in a 4231 formation but the key to our recent success has been the ability to counter attack with pace and Raylor doesnt fit into that system. He is better off coming off the bench.

    I would be very reluctant to change the system and shape especially as the current midfield trio have been so outstanding.

    I also want Pardew to continue playing Ameobi. I can see so much potential there and he needs a sustained run of games in the wide left position to earn his new contract and keep his confidence up.

  • welshgeordie9

    Nov 13, 2014 at 11:25 PM

    Comment #16

    Two Eskimos sitting in a kayak were chilly, so they lit a fire in the craft. Unsurprisingly it sank, proving once again that you can’t have your kayak and heat it too.

    Ha ha ha

    I’ll get my coat

  • BeeGuy

    Nov 13, 2014 at 11:47 PM

    Comment #17

    Ap better watch his back, that U-21 coach has taught those kids how to play attacking and positional football. Why don’t we see that from the Fist Team?

  • Blofal

    Nov 14, 2014 at 12:09 AM

    Comment #18

    I have been impressed when Raylor has come on as a sub and used at RM/RW.

    I can see Dummett being moved to CB soon and our two LBs being Santon and Haidara. Santon should be on the wing also though. But then again Santon is a right sided player but prefers to play left which is a pain.

  • Santon03

    Nov 14, 2014 at 3:15 AM

    Comment #19

    I’m very very happy with Raylor. The only position he can fill in is LB right now. He was playing at LB 3 seasons ago before Santon made his debut for us.
    His free kick against sunderland was a beauty.

  • Santon03

    Nov 14, 2014 at 3:21 AM

    Comment #20


    Santon doesn’t mind playing right or left side, he can do both. He was put on the left because he was LWB when Mourinho was Inter manager. Originally he was RW then converted to RWB then LW then LWB due to injury crisis and he did brilliant job for Inter as LWB especially when he was playing against CRonaldo.
    He scored his first ever goal with NUFC as RW, he was started at LB in that game then RB then RW.

  • ilovetoon8788

    Nov 14, 2014 at 5:15 AM

    Comment #22

    Raylor should play in the centre of the midfield spraying passes all over. We don’t need clement Grenier. Raylor is much better..

  • cyprus

    Nov 14, 2014 at 5:43 AM

    Comment #23

    So now we have Raylor we don’t need anybody else? 😉

  • expatmag

    Nov 14, 2014 at 6:58 AM

    Comment #24

    Raylor is a canny lad and useful as a squad player who can fill in a number of positions.

    In reality, if we want to progress, we need younger better and british for a change.

  • Mag52

    Nov 14, 2014 at 7:37 AM

    Comment #25


    You’re right Expat about the British players.
    To be fair, and not to make any sort of a point here, AP has always favoured Brits., but the purchases in recent years have usually been foreigners.
    It’s got to make the manager’s job a bit easier to get across exactly what he wants to get across, if both manager and player speak the same language. In addition to which, I have always felt that there’s a little bit more steel and a less mercenary approach from British players.

  • ballerfan2

    Nov 14, 2014 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #26

    Agree with Dexter. I had to smile reading a Stoke report suggesting they were unlucky not to get something. I thought we played them off the park with high pressing and the quick tempo when attacking. We were very wasteful in front of goal or we would have been out of sight by half time. Great to see Raylor dictating everything and of course his two great goals. Just a pity it has masked the quality efforts of the rest of the team. Plaudits for all of them from me. Incidentally I was very impressed with Alnwick’s distribution and kicking. Krul could learn something from that.


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