Former Star Has Heard Some Great Things – This Is The Only Way To Go With Benitez In Charge

33-year-old Ryan Taylor is still playing football, and at the moment he’s with Port Vale.

Ryan was very well liked at Newcastle, and he will always be remembered for that fabulous goal he scored direct from a free kick in August 2011 at the Stadium of Light.

That gave Newcastle a famous 1-0 win when we went the first 11 games without defeat before we finally lost at Manchester City 3-1.

Newcastle finally ended up 5th in the Premier League the following May.

Ryan Taylor – thanks for the memory

Ryan thinks there’s only one way to go for Newcastle with the great Rafa Benitez at the helm and that’s up.

Here’s some of what he said on nufcTV:

“If Rafa’s happy and he stays, there’s only one way the club’s going,” “I’ve heard some great things about him on the training pitch, how hard he works, behind the scenes.”

“You keep Rafa and you’re only going in one direction. “When you look at the club as a whole, they’ve got everything.”

“They just need to believe in themselves a little bit more. “Okay, it wasn’t a great transfer window but the squad is good enough to compete in the Premier League, as we’ve already seen.”

“And if they can stay in the top half this season, and keep Rafa, I’m sure they can only push on from there.”

“Hopefully they get a few more signings next season and push the club on even further. As a Newcastle fan and ex-player, that’s what you want to see.”

“I know we did manage fifth but the club as a whole has got the potential to reach the same again, if not better.”

Taylor made 106 total appearances for Newcastle with 10 goals form his time at Newcastle from January 2009 when he signed on from Wigan to the summer two years ago.

Ryan also showed he;s a battler as he recovered from two successive ACL knee injuries and he is still playing – that shows real courage and guts right there from Ryan.

Here’s that brilliant free-kick of his against Sunderland – a great memory.

Comments welcome.

13 comments so far

  • Jib

    Oct 5, 2017 at 8:00 AM

    Comment #1

    Her assets management company has so far made over £2 billion in commissions
    which puts it on a par with Ashley.
    Their wealth is in Nelson Eddies whereas Ashley’s is wallpaper (allegedly)

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Oct 5, 2017 at 8:04 AM

    Comment #2

    Cyprus…I really don’t want to be owned by a unethical foreign entity…

    Can you tell a PL club owned by one of these foreign entities you want to emulate?

  • Reilly

    Oct 5, 2017 at 8:11 AM

    Comment #3

    “Cyprus…I really don’t want to be owned by a unethical foreign entity…”

    So your happy being owned by a British one jasper

  • Mag52

    Oct 5, 2017 at 8:14 AM

    Comment #4


    So you’d prefer an unethical English entity ?

  • lochinvar

    Oct 5, 2017 at 8:17 AM

    Comment #5

    Jib from previous post
    I thought that the Council owned the land on which SJP sits but not the Stadium ?

    Which I guess means that new owners of NUFC don’t have to deal with assorted owners of the land making a deal to buy the club more attractive.

    The downside being that if the Council want to sell up to build an extension to the Science Park then we’re deep in do do as that scenario plays into the hands of a new stadium being build next door on the land the Freeman of the City previously indicated might be possible. A look at how Arsenal, Spurs and Man City have evolved their stadiums would be a concern, especially as Mrs. Staveley has history with Middle East money and Man City’s new era.

  • Tenbytoon

    Oct 5, 2017 at 8:20 AM

    Comment #6

    Anyone who takes the club off the pieman is welcomed with open arms by me, and the majority of the investment will be foreign but she will be primarily the owner and she’s from here, we all have the right to get excited by this after the c**p and decete we’ve had over the last 10 years, just don’t get why people are being negative about this, if even a little bit of this is true we should be getting excited

  • Mindshaft

    Oct 5, 2017 at 8:24 AM

    Comment #7

    Another false dawn , trouble us that we are now going to get a million blog posts all saying the same thing , a bit like Andy Carroll on his way back or one if the other players ed kept posting about coming

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Oct 5, 2017 at 8:26 AM

    Comment #8

    Mag52…the point was I really didn’t want an unethical owner…

    …it’s just that it’s only foreign owners we are linked to…

  • Jib

    Oct 5, 2017 at 8:31 AM

    Comment #9

    I meant the land

  • Mag52

    Oct 5, 2017 at 8:34 AM

    Comment #10


    Haven’t we had one for the last ten years or so ?

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Oct 5, 2017 at 8:37 AM

    Comment #11

    I don’t really like Ashley as a football owner, but in what way is he unethical?

  • giimps

    Oct 5, 2017 at 8:47 AM

    Comment #12

    If they screw this up , we could be lumbered with Cashley for another 10 year.
    Are we better off with Cashley…………no, can our club flourish under a regime where football is always second fiddle to advertising his brand…….no.
    We need to be able to wipe our own noses but also be able to generate income from every available revenue stream which has been neglected/moved out of the clubs business model.
    If we do get another owner, hopefully they see the potential to grow the club, with the right people in charge and the right investment we can be dining at the top table of football once again, under Cashley though…….it’s going to be a case of rinse and repeat ad nauseam.
    This season will tell us many things ladies and gentlemen , it could be the beginnings of something great …..or stuck in the cycle of being an advertising whoreding to SD…….HOPEFULLY the former…….

  • count

    Oct 5, 2017 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #13

    If you think there is no difference between the Saudis or Bahrainis and Mike Ashley then you are ignorant as sin and need to shut your mouths. Embarrassing yourselves big time.


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