Praise For Newcastle Manager From Returning Veteran

Ryan Taylor has made a great comeback so far this season, after returning from a double ACL knee injury that kept him on the sidelines for over two years, and Ryan has talked today about wanting to reach a Cup Final with Newcastle.

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Ryan Taylor – would love to reach a Cup Final with Newcastle

Ryan has also offered up some praise for manager Alan Pardew, for his determination in turning the season around, after just a terrible start to the season.

This is what Ryan has said today:

“We would love a cup final this year.” “I have been saying it for a few years.” “I’d love to go to Wembley with this football club.”

“The manager’s shown great determination to turn things round.” “That’s what he’s done, he didn’t ask us to change anything.” “We won one game and we just realised we could win more.”

“It’s just about confidence.” “If you go in that dressing room now and you’ve won games the difference is unbelievable.”

“The youngsters are quite raw.” “They have never been in the Premier League before.” “They are coming in with confidence and not only that, they are coming in with energy.”

“The way we are setting up is a big part of how we are winning games.” 

Newcastle have done so well over the last five or six games, but we have been hit by recent injuries to Fab Coloccini, Mehdi Abeid and Rolando Aarons – so we’re not quite sure how that may affect Newcastle’s performances over the next three games or so.

But if we can keep playing with the energy and passion the lads have shown recently, then anything is possible on Tyneside.

And that includes getting to Wembley for a Cup Final.

If we can do that it will be the first time since 1999 when we were beaten 2-0 in the FA Cup Final by Manchester United, after losing by the same score in the previous year’s FA Cup Final to Arsenal

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31 comments so far

  • mag92

    Nov 19, 2014 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #1

    If Saylor is injured for Saturday play, Raylor, janmaat, Dummett, Haidarra and leave Williamson the leap on the bench!

  • expatmag

    Nov 19, 2014 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #2

    Well, our poor bloody youngsters are dropping like flies at the moment, like the others. We will have to resort to playing the under 18s soon…. lol

  • mag92

    Nov 19, 2014 at 12:14 PM

    Comment #3

    Santon and Tiote can’t be far off returning to the squad!

  • John Tudor

    Nov 19, 2014 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #4

    tools oot

  • GeordieGerman

    Nov 19, 2014 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #5

    From last thread. I’ll be surprised to see Rolando Aarons here longer than January.

  • dazzler

    Nov 19, 2014 at 12:24 PM

    Comment #6

    The fact that there have been so many surprising performances from so many players, not just the youngins is a nice feeling to have as a toon supporter. Obertan stepping up, Sissoko finding form. The togetherness and work ethic is plain for all to see, they all want the same thing and are working as a unit which I can’t remember a time we have played that way since Pardew took over.

  • Reyantoon

    Nov 19, 2014 at 12:27 PM

    Comment #7

    As far as I know,Aarons signed 3yr contract last season.I don’t think he’ll leave,but If he leaves, esp to a bigger club with this age,he may not progress as expected & may not get consistent games!

    I watched France’s friendly game wz Sweden last night.Sissoko played the last 25min and had a good game & finished unscratched.Sockss started to become the other recent key player for nu.His current form encourage people to say newcastle are nothing without him atm.He started to play as pure attacking MFR for the national team as well,dribble
    and burst, sometimes playing one-two and burst dfdrs…just like he started to play 4 NU.
    Looks like we don’t need a playmaker
    afterall… !
    Gignac looked good as well even though he didn’t find the net.He currently is in best form of his life.Has good movement upfront and mobile consistently.So will be good buy if we go after him as he is available in a cut-price deal.He just turned 29 I think, Cisse is 29 as well.So offloading cisse and bringing in Gignac may make sensible move IMPO..


  • 70TWO

    Nov 19, 2014 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #8

    “Row row Rolando
    white paint on his boots.
    When he see a chance at goal
    he always aims and shoots”

    “Row row Rolando
    running up the wing.
    If you see a winning goal
    don’t forget to sing.”

    “Row row Rolando
    we want to see him score.
    If Ashley gets an offer
    he will show him the door.”

  • dazzler

    Nov 19, 2014 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #9


    Aarons could do well to look at someone like Bale. Stick it out at a club willing to give you opportunities to play and progress, master your craft and then get your dream move whilst financially benefiting the club that has stood by you.

  • 70TWO

    Nov 19, 2014 at 12:37 PM

    Comment #10

    “…he will be out the door.”

    is probably better!

  • optimistic prime

    Nov 19, 2014 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #11

    Sell him, sell them all

    Sell sell sell

  • 70TWO

    Nov 19, 2014 at 12:45 PM

    Comment #12

    Team for QPR:

    Ameobi – Perez – Cabella
    Colback – Sissoko – Raylor
    Haidara – Dummett – Willo – Janmaat

    Subs Gouffran, Arma, Anita

  • ilovetoon8788

    Nov 19, 2014 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #13

    Rolondo Aarons is consistently injured. Reminds me of a certain Kieron Dyer… i’d sell him to City or Liverpool for 10 million and he can occupy the physio room there instead.

  • mag92

    Nov 19, 2014 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #14

    10 million for a 3 match sub, flog him!

  • optimistic prime

    Nov 19, 2014 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #15

    Send him to Rangers on loan

  • Reyantoon

    Nov 19, 2014 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #16

    ilovetoon8788… !

  • Mister Tuff

    Nov 19, 2014 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #17

    Ed. Please stop mentioning our players -as the speculation you create will cause them to get ideas above their station and turn their heads – it will create further speculation in the national press. You need to stop this mullarkey.
    Haha – I hear you saying -but that is what football is all about -speculation and opinion about players .-not good enough I’m afraid.
    Haha — I now hear you saying – but your posts only reflect what is in the national press and you reflect the stories of the day— not good enough I’m afraid.
    Haha …. in respect of young Aarons – I now hear you saying – well it was the club who originally started raising his profile in an article by Beardsley more than 6 months ago……. not good enough I’m afraid.
    You really need to stop your machiavellian scheming you bad man (for effect I’ll add ffs).

  • optimistic prime

    Nov 19, 2014 at 1:36 PM

    Comment #18


    Sorry but I wouldn’t sell a proven 29yr old Cisse to buy a unproven 29yr old gigniac, makes no sense!

    To all the people talking about selling Aaron’s

    Genius, while where at it let’s sell Sammy Perez Hyiadra and anyone else who offered a bit of hope on the pitch.

    Infact let’s sell Robertson Giliead Bigirimana in fact let’s just sell the under 21s and under 17s

    Someone ring Ashley quick, he doesn’t need to be so generous and spend money building training facilities for the kids, plus he’ll get cash by flogging everyone! Win win.

  • manxpie

    Nov 19, 2014 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #19

    Aarons had got 18 months left so will prob offer him a contract in the summer after hes proved himself maybe the new year ti measure tho
    He doesn’t seem the kind of lad that’s totally money driven so I hope he gets that hell have alto more chance of improving here for a couple of seasons

    Plus just read Saylor might be back for qpr game so that’s a bonus

  • Reyantoon

    Nov 19, 2014 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #20

    optimistic prime
    It’s hard to say cisse is a proven skr while Gignac is not.Gignac scored more than 15 goals last season, he has 10 so far this season in just 12 games.Cisse looked a proven goal scorer in his 1st season, just like when he was in Germany. But start to struggle since then,last season he has 4 or 5 I think, while Gignac has 16.So the stats clearly show Gignac is much better.
    In the meantime, Gignac’s hold up play, flexibility and dribbling is better than cisse.

  • AncientC

    Nov 19, 2014 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #21

    I would not blame Aarons’ for moving if Arsenal came in.

    Pardew does not have a good record with flair players, add to that how left-wingers get treated under Pardew… the pattern isn’t very good.

    I am sure Pardew is a great guy in the dressing room etc, but when it comes to Rolando’s career, Arsenal is the place to be developed.

    I cannot imagine that Pardew playing Aarons through risk of injury will work in our favour either… this is Aarons career path, and he will not want his career put at risk before he has made enough money to retire.

  • mindshaft

    Nov 19, 2014 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #22

    Agree with Cisse – looked a world beater when he first arrived and anything he hit seemed to hit the back of the net but has since struggled massively – reminds me of Jelavic when he first went to Everton and was seen by some as the bargain of the year – next season he was poor and then sold to Hull where he has carried on struggling – think we should look at getting someone in although Gignac does not fit the Ashley profile so doubt it’s him

  • optimistic prime

    Nov 19, 2014 at 2:53 PM

    Comment #23

    Whether you rate one over the other it still makes no sense when you need a striker to then sell one to bring one in.

    Cisses form last two years has been down to, I’m sure you can all work that out.
    He’ll do way better the way we’ve been playing recently as he’s proven so far when un injured.

  • Reyantoon

    Nov 19, 2014 at 3:02 PM

    Comment #24

    optimistic prime
    I don’t want to go at u deep but I am sure
    MINDSHAFT can explain it to you further..

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Nov 19, 2014 at 3:27 PM

    Comment #25

    I’d agree with Optimistic, what is the point if changing one striker for another. We need to strengthen not side step. No guarantees that Gignac would do well here either. He has had 2 seasons in his career where he has managed 15+ goals, he should get a third this year, but based on the difference in league quality, chances are he would struggle for double figures in the Prem. Would much prefer us to look elsewhere.

    A far poorer record than Gomis who we passed on in the end, so I doubt we would be interested.

  • lesh

    Nov 19, 2014 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #26


    Oh, so your song change is better?


  • mag92

    Nov 19, 2014 at 3:41 PM

    Comment #27

    Cisse has a 2.7 games to goals ratio, Gingac, has a 2.6 games to goals ratio and Doumbia has a 1.6 games to goals ratio! Buy Doumbia!

  • mag92

    Nov 19, 2014 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #28

    There’s a caveat emptor, Balottelli for Milan, had a 1.7 games to goals ratio!

  • mag92

    Nov 19, 2014 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #29

    Loic Remy had a 1.9 games to goals ratio, for Newcastle United!

  • Thump

    Nov 19, 2014 at 3:56 PM

    Comment #30

    We’re already on the “Aarons is off” rumours, are we? Wouldn’t surprise me if he was. Fatman has probably already noticed that he seems a bit injury prone (couldn’t have anything to do with his training regime set up by a certain somebody, could it?) so he might very well cash in on him.

    Worst thing? I don’t even care any more. If he goes, he goes. Youngsters aren’t there to benefit the first team, they’re there to benefit the bottom line.

  • Mister Tuff

    Nov 19, 2014 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #31

    70TWO — please stop your musical contributions about young Aarons. This has the obvious danger -that your little ditty could catch on, and be sung by fans/bloggers/the public -thus alerting other clubs and the press to his existence. This will cause the lad to have his head turned and get noticed by other clubs. Then both he and his agent will get ideas above their station. Or indeed it could lead them to ask for another tenner a week in pay.
    Stop your mischief – you rascal.


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