Ryan Taylor Fighting For His Newcastle Future

In early March two years ago, Ryan Taylor signed a two year extension to his contract, that will keep him at Newcastle until the end of June next year – but of course a short five months after he signed that extension, Ryan suffered the first of his two serious ACL knee injuries, when playing against at St. James’ Park on August 30th in the Europa League against Greek side Atromitos.

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Ryan Taylor had great fame at Manchester City – his first game back

And last year in April, when he was well on his way back and training again, he suffered a recurrence of the injury that kept him out until he started to return this season.

Ryan has so far played the full game at Manchester City this season – where he was easily our Man of the Match in the surprise 2-0 win – and then he was brough on as a substitute last Sunday.

At West Brom after 85 minutes the Liverpudlian almost set up young Ayoze Perez with his second goal of the game, with a good right wing cross but England goalkeeper Ben Foster made a very good save to somehow turn the ball over the bar.

If Ryan is to get an extension to his contract and stay on at Newcastle, there is no time to be lost, and the 30 year-old is really motivated to play well for the Magpies.

And that’s what we’ve seen from him in the two first-team appearances he has made this season, and more displays he’s given and surely Newcastle will give him say a two year extension.

If  Newcastle gave out contracts based on emotion or respect for the player – Ryan would already have a new deal.

The 30 year-old is admired by the Newcastle fans, and is a favorite with the playing staff for his courage and guts in fighting his way back from two devastating injuries.

We should remember that its very difficult for players to come back from one ACL knee injury never mind two in succession.

We hope to see Ryan make many more appearances for Newcastle United this season, and get a new deal – sooner rather than later.

And how can we ever forget that great free-kick against Sunderland in August of 2011 – here’s that fabulous goal that won Newcastle that game at the Stadium of Light.

What do you think?

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12 comments so far

  • mag92

    Nov 15, 2014 at 2:56 PM

    Comment #1

    Get on before debater!

  • Reyantoon

    Nov 15, 2014 at 2:57 PM

    Comment #2

    It should have been BRING ON Chelsea!!

  • mag92

    Nov 15, 2014 at 2:58 PM

    Comment #3

    Raylor is much better than Anita and Williamson!

  • optimistic prime

    Nov 15, 2014 at 3:13 PM

    Comment #4


    I’d have Shola as CB over Saylor, Willo I can’t fault he has limited ability but does his best every game. JFA is spot on we’re stuck with them due to Ashley’s transfer windows. Don’t know how good that Douglas lad would have turned out but he’d have to be useless to be worse than Saylor or Willo. I’m not a big fan of Colo either but that’s a different argument but he’s looked a lot better when Dummet played alongside him.

  • welshgeordie9

    Nov 15, 2014 at 3:14 PM

    Comment #5

    i think the way jail keeps going on and on about pardew i think deep down he actually likes him but doesn’t want to say anything, come on jail tell us the truth.

  • welshgeordie9

    Nov 15, 2014 at 3:15 PM

    Comment #6

    Shola over S Taylor.

    Ha ha ha

  • welshgeordie9

    Nov 15, 2014 at 3:16 PM

    Comment #7

    If Taylor played up front he would have scored more goals.

  • optimistic prime

    Nov 15, 2014 at 3:17 PM

    Comment #8

    I like Raylor offers something going foward and in defence, may not be as flash or fast as some but one I’d keep in the squad.

    IMO his time is probably up with us he’s got 3 or 4 years left in him and is only getting older the club will want to move him on.

  • Reyantoon

    Nov 15, 2014 at 3:20 PM

    Comment #9

    I think welsh is right, come on jail,tell us the truth!…

  • mag92

    Nov 15, 2014 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #10

    He’s probably got a pair of the same glasses as pardews!

  • NOVA2967

    Nov 15, 2014 at 6:59 PM

    Comment #11

    RTaylor can start or sub and won’t let you down. Great squad player, a poor mans milner for city but still rare to have that caliber happy to play part time. Give him another 2-3 year deal as I feel he has a long career ahead of him and his mindset will want to play on for a while.

  • Ericles

    Nov 17, 2014 at 7:47 AM

    Comment #12

    A player who should be given a new contract asap. Sadly I think he will be Pardewed and eventually side-lined by the club as a reward for his loyalty and perseverance. It is no good fans waffling on about strength and quality in depth and then accept a no future scenario for Taylor.


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