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Ryan Taylor Can Still Do A Job At Newcastle

Ryan Taylor is determined to show Alan Pardew that he can do a good job for Newcastle.

Ryan Taylor – this is the tackle he was sent off for
Against Johan Elmander in recent Bolton game at home

The former Tranmere Rovers and Wigan Athletic player has been out injured with a damaged ankle since last October, and when he came back in late February, he was sent off in this very first game back, against Bolton Wanderers, but is now available again.

He’s only played 67 times for the first team this season with 2 goals and last season he made 36 appearances with 4 goals in the promotion season,  and he has the skills to give Alan Pardew a different option.

And certainly he had a very good game against Bolton, when he took the place of  the injured Joey Barton out on the right wing, and also took all the corners and free kicks.

Ryan also has a good good long throw in – which would have been great if Andy Carroll was still at Newcastle.

It could be that Ryan is one of the players at Newcastle who is fighting for his future at the club, that Pardew keeps talking about, and Taylor seems determined to prove to the new manager, that he has a future on Tyneside.

This is what the 26-year-old Liverpudlian told the local Newcastle press corps today:

“I’m always there and available for the gaffer,” “I know what he means by me being a different option. If he needs me, I’ll be there.” “Like any player, I’m not happy to sit on the bench. I want to show him I can play, and that I can be in that starting XI.”

“It was six weeks, almost to the day I think, since I got sent off.”  “You never hear of a three-game suspension being six weeks. Normally, there’s a midweek game somewhere along the line so you play two in one week.”

“It’s just the way it went for me. I had come back from an injury I couldn’t prevent, and then had a suspension 55 minutes into my comeback game, which wasn’t ideal.”   “Hopefully, now I’ll get a few minutes on the pitch now I’m fully fit and free from suspension.”

We agree with Alan Shearer about Ryan, that he’s not a right back, but that his best position is in midfield and out on the wing, although he a very versatile player, and they are always good to have in any squad.

Ryan signed a four and a half year deal at Newcastle in January of  2009, so his contract runs out in June of 2013.

For the record,  Ryan Taylor has played 62 times for Newcastle with 6 goals, and has a total of 237 first class appearances with 32 goals so far in his career, and 19 of those goals being while he was at Tranmere Rovers for three season before he moved to Wigan in 2005.

We think Ryan is a an excellent squad player,  and can still do a good job at Newcastle, and of course he’s just a first class professional.

Comments welcome.

21 comments so far

  • Lee Dodd

    Apr 16, 2011 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #1

    Sub For the Man Utd Game at Least !!!!!!

  • Harley.

    Apr 16, 2011 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #2

    You really need to stop mentioning Andy Carroll.

  • toonfan09

    Apr 16, 2011 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #3

    i think he shud start on the right and move barton to center with tiote toughen up the midfield playing guthrie in tht game wud be a big mistake

  • toonfan09

    Apr 16, 2011 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #4

    i no this sounds harsh he shud play he only has six games to get himself a move if he wants it he shud play cos this sounds bad but there aint out he can do so he might as well play

  • toonfan09

    Apr 16, 2011 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #5

    lol ths post was meant for the previous story cos they sed ireland might miss the game cos his lass has been in a car accident

  • roshan MAGPIE

    Apr 16, 2011 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #6

    we should play ryan on right wing with barton and Tiote in central midfield cause guthre sucks and guti in left wing

  • 619nufc

    Apr 16, 2011 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #7

    “He’s only played 67 times for the first team this season”

    I think he’s been a bit more than a squad player then!

  • Toonmania

    Apr 16, 2011 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #8

    thanks toonfan09,
    that was me that posted that, i’ve just read it in the paper so i don’t know the full facts but it could mean ireland misses the game

  • GeordieGerman

    Apr 16, 2011 at 1:57 PM

    Comment #10

    Oops silly me. Of course Ireland won’t be playing tomorrow. I meant Tuesday.

  • DerkaSayWhat

    Apr 16, 2011 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #11


  • DerkaSayWhat

    Apr 16, 2011 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #12
  • RedMissionBells

    Apr 16, 2011 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #13

    In my opinion, Ryan Taylor is no more than a squad player at Newcastle United. If we wish to challenge for a european spot and be a top 6 team, we need better quality squad players than Alan Smith, James Perch and Ameobi.

    We should also be thinking of bringing in our youngsters such as Lua Lua, Kadar and Vuckic if they are as good as what we claim them to be.

    With the transfer funds we have, I am really hoping we can ship out Ameobi, Ryan Taylor, Alan Smith, Routledge, Lovenkrands, Kuqi, PERCH and Sol Campbell.

    Make audacious bids for Sakho, Kjaer and Lansbury. We can do with some young quality players.

  • GeordieGerman

    Apr 16, 2011 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #14

    RedMissionBells, Don’t think you will ever see Shola being shipped out. I think he must be something like a club mascot now. In fact I’ve said it before. I think he’d voluntarily run round in a Magpie costume before he’d voluntarily leave.

  • geordie1976

    Apr 16, 2011 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #15

    Give Ryan a chance! His commitment in the tackle is 100% and we may need a dead ball specialist come tuesday evening!!

  • scottoon

    Apr 16, 2011 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #16

    Don’t see Raylor in the starting 11 on Tuesday. Yeah…good dead ball man but he lacks the pace for the task of tracking Nani. Have to have our wide men doing the job in defence if we are to get something out of this one.

    That said, I think we will get something!

  • ytz

    Apr 16, 2011 at 3:22 PM

    Comment #17

    @ scottoon

    Honestly speaking, who do you suggest playing at right wing that has the pace to track Nani? Perhaps Jonas. If you play Jonas on the right, who will track Valancia?

    Not much choice.

  • geordie1976

    Apr 16, 2011 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #18

    ytz – Jonas – at fullback please NOOOO. Rememeber the world cup, he was shocking!

  • Mo Drysdale

    Apr 16, 2011 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #19

    Team for Manure game.





    Bench: Ranger, Airey, Raylor, Saylor, Krul, Ireland & HBA ?


    Apr 16, 2011 at 5:09 PM

    Comment #20

    Team stated above is about right! I,d say!

    Red Mission Bells is correct though! If our youth is as good as everyons says! We should be using some of the youngsters, a lot more!

    You appear to want to ship out most of the team though Red Mission! Whats that all about?

    Enrique appears to be dropped like a brick by everyone? He did play badly again Villa but so did everyone in the team! If you want to de-motivate him any more put him in the stands with the supporters!

  • Troleibusiukas_LTU

    Apr 16, 2011 at 7:01 PM

    Comment #21




    Bench: Richardson, Saylor, Krul, Guthrie, Fergie and Airey or Ranger should go as subs.


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