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Newcastle Midfielder In Second Successful Comeback Game

Newcastle’s 30 year-old utility player Ryan Taylor played in a behind the scenes friendly against Burnley yesterday at the Benton Training Center, in his comeback from a double ACL knee injury, and he came through the game successfully.

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Ryan Taylor congratulates Adam Armstrong yesterday

Newcastle won the game 4-1 with two goals from Adam Armstrong, and one each from Facundu Ferreyra and Callum Roberts.

Utility man Ryan played at right back and he got in a  good 70 minutes stint before being replaced by young Jamie Sterry, and Argentine striker Facundu Ferreyra played the whole game, so we hope he’s coming into some fitness and a bit of form also.

This was Ryan’s second comeback game after he was initially injured against Atromitos back in August two years ago, and then in April of last year – during his first comeback attempt – the knee was injured again.

And Taylor came close to scoring from a free kick when his curling effort on goal as well saved by the goalkeeper.

After the game Ryan tweeted this on his Twitter account:

“Delighted to have played my 2nd game earlier, another 75 mins closer to full fitness. Some great goals from @AdamArma9 @Calroberts”

It was good to see young Adam Armstrong also in the goals again, and we hope to see this lad in the first team getting some regular playing time shortly.

This is good news, and we hope that Ryan can start pushing for the first team squad in the next few weeks, but he will not be rushed back.

Newcastle United (4-2-3-1): Jak Alnwick; Ryan Taylor (Jamie Sterry 70), Remie Streete, Lubo Satka, Massadio Haidara; Gael Bigirimana, Mehdi Abeid; Callum Roberts, Adam Armstrong, Haris Vuckic; Facundo Ferreyra
Subs not used: Paul Woolston, Kevin Mbabu, Dan Barlaser, Alex Gilliead, Tom Heardman

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14 comments so far

  • Thump

    Oct 8, 2014 at 8:10 AM

    Comment #1

    Good, we’ll need him for when Janmaat inevitably gets injured.

  • cyprus

    Oct 8, 2014 at 8:11 AM

    Comment #2

    Not sure a decent tram should be a priority Ed 😉

    But, Beardo seems to be doing ok lately with those ‘fringe’ players. Seeing that line up, I’d give Haidara, Abeid, Vuckic, Arm and Chucky a run out with the team. Definitely put them on the bench and if we end up losing, again, he at least has something to throw on.

    If we don’t beat (not draw) Leicester then MA MUST make his move. Surely it is clear to him by now that, the stability sought by those long term contracts ain’t working with the current personnel.

    The nasty thing about stability, btw, is that if everyone else is changing and developing, then you end up a laggard. You are nice and stable, you haven’t moved, but your Swanseas, Southamptons, even Hulls, have

  • Ibizatoon

    Oct 8, 2014 at 8:16 AM

    Comment #3

    Thump…Isn’t he already? Pretty sure I read he’s withdrawn from the Dutch squad…not sure with what / how long he’ll be out for though.

  • firebug666

    Oct 8, 2014 at 8:21 AM

    Comment #4


    It’s a hamstring injury picked up versus Swans.

  • midweek weekend

    Oct 8, 2014 at 8:21 AM

    Comment #5

    Mike Ashley trying to oust the rangers chief executive full story on bbc sport, looks like he will be taking them over surely means he will sell us, light at the end of the tunnel maybe

  • Ibizatoon

    Oct 8, 2014 at 8:24 AM

    Comment #7

    firebug…Cheers. Any idea how long he’s supposed to be out?

    Cyrpus…Wasn’t it the under 21’s who were relegated last season?

    I’m not sure Ashley must or will do anything tbh. What difference does one game make to him? I did start to think there was some mileage in this dead man walking scenario, but the longer it’s gone on, the less likely it seems that anything will change.

  • Charlietoon

    Oct 8, 2014 at 8:25 AM

    Comment #8

    Our striking options are odd.

    We have Cisse who had a shocking season but all of a sudden is very much in form. As the only one showing form he needs to be leading the line but who is best to support him?

    We’ll we bought Riviere for a reason so I think it should be him but that would require Pards playing two up front which he wont do which is shit because if he did we could be giving 10 or 20 mins to AA and Perez as fresh, motivated young legs to come on and do a job if needed.

  • firebug666

    Oct 8, 2014 at 8:26 AM

    Comment #9

    Facundo Ferreyra Scores In Behind Closed Doors Match

    A behind closed doors friendly saw goals from Adam Armstrong (2), Callum Roberts and the elusive Facundo Ferreyra beat a Burnley eleven by four goals to one.

    The practice match also saw Ryan Taylor play his second comeback match, lasting seventy minutes.

    The first goal saw Taylor instantly involved, putting in a cross after fifteen minutes for Ferryra to open the scoring.

    The returning full-back almost then scored but saw his free-kick well saved, before Adam Armstrong took over as the dominant figure in the match and struck a post, before then making it 2-0 with an assist from Callum Roberts on 34 minutes.

    It was then three around five minutes before half-time when this time Ferreyra laid the ball off to Armstrong who finished well.

    Roberts made it four just after half-time before Burnley quickly scored a consolation.

    The strong United line-up closed out the match but failed to add despite their dominance.

    Newcastle 4 Burnley 1

    Newcastle: Alnwick, Ryan Taylor (Sterry 70), Satka, Streete, Haidara, Aneid, Bigirimana, Roberts, Armstrong, Vuckic, Ferreyra

  • Santon03

    Oct 8, 2014 at 8:28 AM

    Comment #10

    I would love to see Raylor plays again.
    I want to see Raylor, Satka, Abeid, Ferreyra.
    Satka and Ferreyra haven’t played yet with the first team.

    Ferreyra, Cabella, and Perez as subs. If Santon and DeJong fit then they’re in for Collback and Haidara.

    Everytime I see Pogba, I remember Sammy. Same build same style of playing.


    Oct 8, 2014 at 8:29 AM

    Comment #11

    looks like ashley wants his friends in rangers

  • firebug666

    Oct 8, 2014 at 8:30 AM

    Comment #12


    He is a doubt for the next game mate but my make it. The report I read said he had strained his hamstring and the was withdrawn from the Dutch squad as a precaution.

  • Ibizatoon

    Oct 8, 2014 at 8:35 AM

    Comment #13

    Charlie…It’s almost funny how before we couldn’t get Pardew away from a 4-4-2 and now we can’t get him back to it.

    Stubborn so and so.

    Firebug….Thanks for the info.

  • Lost Plot

    Oct 8, 2014 at 12:46 PM

    Comment #14

    Ashley won’t leave Newcastle .. Regardless of his Rangers interests .. He couldn’t take control of it whilst Scotland may have become an independent nation.

    To build an empire of sporting stadiums (look at the Glazers) hard lined, ruthless Ming styled business men at the top of their own game.

    All we can hope Ash will do is start letting the management have Players that really are top of their game without us worrying about their price!

    Will it appen?


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