Well done Ryan Taylor!

Ryan's stunner at Sunderland.
Well what a great result it was for the Toon. Once again we have come out on top in the Wear-Tyne derby and taken all three points with the bragging rights to boot!

A player who has really impressed me this week, and in the last match against Arsenal to be fair, has to be Ryan Taylor. He has managed to score his first Premier League goal in a black and white shirt with a trademark free kick that many will remember him scoring against us. There has been many times when he has been criticised by the fans for the way that he has played, but I think he due for some credit after the way he has stepped in when needed.

Last week many were surprised with the news that Raylor was set to start at left-back. However news came through that James Perch had become injured during the warm up and that allowed Taylor to slot into an unfamiliar position. In a way I was pleased that Perch wasn’t starting at left-back as I thought he would be a liability.

Although the Liverpool born player is more accustomed to plyying his trade at right-back or right-midfield he put a very good shift in against Arsenal. He got close to his attacker so that they wouldn’t be able to get past him and managed to block the ball when a cross came in. I thought he played very well considering that he doesn’t naturally play there.

Yesterday was another example of why I thought Ryan Taylor played really well, he again managed to block the ball when a cross came in and at times in our own box he booted the ball out of there so that the team would be able to regroup. The other thing that has helped over the last couple of games is the fact that JonasGutierrez has been working his socks off in order to help his team-mate out. Having his team-mate come back and help him out is a huge benefit as it doesn’t leave him too exposed.

What can I say about that free kick? What a way to get your first goal for the Toon in a Derby match. It was struck expertly by Raylor and it flew into the back of the net to give us the advantage. Words can’t sum up how delighted I was when that goal went in. The goal swung the pendulum in our favour and it allowed us to come out in top in the 144th Wear-Tyne Derby.

Of course many will not be happy with Wor Ryan playing at left-back but he has shown in the last two games that he is capable of putting in a shift for us. I would still like the club to bring in a left-back so that we do have someone who can naturally play there but I would have no worries with Raylor playing there for a few more games.

Speaking after the match Alan Pardew commented on the free kick magician: “That right foot of his is a fantastic weapon. We are playing him at left-back and we are looking to bring in another, but he will have to be a good one to take Ryan out of the team.”

It is clear that Pardew is full of praise for the Liverpudlian and rightly so as he produced the goods that sealed a victory for the Toon. What a way to win the game and Ryan Taylor has shown the Newcastle faithful that he can play at left-back and produce wonder moments to help our beloved side beat the Mackems.

And on that note I’ll leave you with this…

59 thoughts on “Well done Ryan Taylor!

  1. Anyone speak French?

    http://videos.tf1.fr/telefoot/interview-mercato-maiga-veut-rejoindre-newcastle-6649900.html?utm_source=Eurosport&utm_medium=twitter
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    Also, it seems as though Maiga is still on strike, despite being included in the squad for today’s game.

    “Modibo Maïga fait encore faux bond. Après avoir refusé de jouer le week-end dernier contre Caen, l’attaquant malien, désireux de rejoindre Newcastle, a été réintégré au groupe vendredi pour le déplacement à Nancy. Mais se plaignant du genou, l’ancien Manceau n’avait pas accompagné ses coéquipiers lors de la mise au vert. Mécha Bazdarevic ne peut finalement pas compter sur son avant-centre, ce qui fait encore le bonheur de Sloan Privat. Anin est également forfait au milieu. Du côté lorrain, la recrue Moukandjo est titulaire d’entrée. ”

    “Modibo Maiga still lurch. After refusing to play last weekend against Caen striker from Mali, eager to join Newcastle, was reinstated to the group Friday for the trip to Nancy. But complaining about the knee, the former Manceau had not accompanied his teammates when the going green. Mecha Bazdarevic can not ultimately rely on his center forward, which is still the happiness of Sloan Privat. Anin also pass in the middle. Lorraine’s side, rookie Moukandjo holds entry.”

    Also, Lyon fan on Cissokho.

    “Every game, he puts the team in trouble by his defensive absences
    We can say what you want from him but he has no understanding of the game and absolutely no sense of placement.

    What are two flaws fatal to his position.”

    …Glad it’s not just me being picky then.

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  2. Fair play Raylor. Done well in the last two games. Still think he is parp though, but if he carries on proving me wrong I’ll be over the moon 🙂

    As I said yesterday though, don’t underestimate just how much Jonas helps.

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  3. precision perfect! not many defenders could score like that. perhaps his lack of defensive duties would be made up when he’s attacking. It’s pretty obvious he has a sweet right foot.

    Who knows, in time, if he worked on his defensive play we might have a cracking player on our hands. Look what happened to Gareth Bale. Not comparing but he’s still young(ish), no reason he still can’t learn.

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  4. 😆 just been talkin to a mackem and he says we were lucky and ryan taylors freekick was a cross 😆 😆 😆 😆 they just cant except defeat , dirty ba****ds 😆 , he also said that cattermole wasnt a dirty player he was just misunderstood 😆 😆 😆 there fans are a joke

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  5. toonsy
    August 21, 2011 at 16:22

    Fair play Raylor. Done well in the last two games. Still think he is parp though,

    i will never in my life call ryan taylor again even if he has a stinker , hes a pure legend after yesterday

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  6. @toonsy

    Excellent point about Jonas. I think he’s massively underestimated in our team. His ethos is excellent, matched with passion. If he had of been sold I think we would of struggled on that side.

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  7. Don’t mind him as a midfielder where his mistakes don’t cost as much, but credit to him he has played fairly well.

    I’m impressed he pulled that free-kick out of the bag especially when joey and cabaye are there.

    Honestly, I would be happier if we had enough players so he didn’t have to start/play 😉

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  8. after a summer of rebuilding steve bruce was asked how far he is from a good side, he said about 13 miles

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  9. @Army69

    not sure m8, I thought it was when it happened. but after watching it numerous times 😆 Im convinced it was a strike at goal. 60/40 that it was a shot..

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  10. im sure ryan taylor will say it was a shot 😆 , hes got such a freekick on him hes very handy to have in the team!! i honestly think hes doing a great job 4 us!! he was skinned a few times against arsenal but nothing happend from it!! the way i look at it is if enrique was playing would he of scored a goal like that?? NOPE

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  11. @Army69

    very true m8, but perhaps Jose wouldnt of been skinned v Arse tho 😆 it could of been costly.

    Enrique looked awesome yesterday, stong as an ox with pace. Their other fullback Kelly looked a great player too.

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  12. Dan @2 look at my avatar, it’s the winning goal. It has been since the pictures went up on the net. Look at my posts over the weekend, I was just about the only person who was saying we were going to win. Look at my posts afterwards, get the picture yet?

    If I was anymore positive I’d be electrically charged.

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  13. Arsenal may have skinned him but never threatened, Yesterday just capped a couple of decent games for him but I like others would prefer a proper leftback.
    Rightback or right midfield would be his preferred position and he may just get his chance now if Simmo gets injured/suspended.
    The fact he has done so well means we can call on him for backup for either fullback position and have confidence he will do a job.
    Hats off to Timmy too, 2 clean sheets in 2 important games, Harps may have done the same but it will help Tims confidence and knowing he has 4 good defenders in front of him and 2 good defensive midfielders means he should have less to do.
    A striker is a must, 1 goal from 2 games is poor, but 4 points from the 1 goal is excellent.
    A quick minded striker will fit right into our system and get us more goals.
    HWTL

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  14. So our “dreadful” performance showed us with MORE shots on target than Sunderland, 3 clear-cut scoring chances (The goal, the handball and Gosling’s) and 51% of possession. Yes, they had some dangerous moments but couldn’t put the final pass in – but did anyone really think we would dominate this match? After all they were at home, had a good pre-season, lots of new players and had just drawn away to the mighty Liverpool. Whereas we had a makeshift left back, a disjointed pre-season and our potential star (HBA) injured. Bearing in mind all the issues, it was a gritty performance – and if we can win playing badly with a team yet to gel – sign of a good team??
    This was their best chance for a long time to hammer us – and they choked it!

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  15. My point of post 1 was that Ryan Taylor is not suddenly a top player because he scored against the tramps. Yes it was a top goal, yes it was doubly so because it was against the apes, but I’m not going to start saying he’s the next big thing just yet.
    If he does become a superstar then great, because it means we have another good player at NUFC to go with Tiote, making it two decent players at the club. 😆

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  16. no way can the toon go without a proper left back till january and only have young shane ferguson as cover bit worrying when pardew states it will take a good player to take the position off raylor

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  17. Wonder who we’ll play against Scunny, chance to put Vuckic and a few others in. They are a decent side though and will be up for another NUFC cup upset so hope we aren’t just playing reserves. Has to be a game for Marveux and Abeid to get some action.

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  18. We defo need a LB, Striker and a fit Ben Arfa then we can surprise all the pundits who said we would struggle this season. Still on a high from yesterday’s result, Ryan Taylor has done a decent job when required but is definitely not the answer for LB longterm.

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  19. @ 40
    cant stand peeps who come on to just slag off other posters.
    Why not add a constructive comment.
    Perhaps it is YOU who is the “boring fart”.
    😈

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  20. BB

    I just hope Fulham at home isn’t a massive come down. Should be a game where anything less than 3 points is disappointing IMO.

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  21. last year the same…dont expect 2 much lads…blackburn then fulham at home got 1 point..when it would have pushed us high up the league…and then got in a bit of trouble..

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  22. agreed DJG. especially with them getting stuffed away at wolves today.
    Gotta take advantage against these teams at home.
    I hope to see improvement every game, in fitness passing and shooting etc.

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  23. DJG .. love the positivity + have to say my heart agress .. however, Fulham have a good manager / always tough to beat and have been playing competitively for a couple weeks .. not going to be easy – but if we fight like we did yd and remain solid .. then its on!

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  24. TOONPIPES

    Aye suppose so mate, I know they arn’t the away draw specialists for nothing. But if we played like that every game I think a team like that would be just stunned. Probably depends on who is rested for Scunny also.

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  25. BB … ustand + think everyone feels like that quite a bit .. however, altho Micky has been quite positive about beating the mackems considering the amount of negativity generated on here, perhaps he could have added some positive comment to go with, what is after all, a reasonable comment that we all probably agree with . . dont you think?

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  26. I was at the Fulham game last time and they were spoiling for a draw. Hopefully these new midfield players can make us more of a threat to teams that come to spoil.

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  27. DJG, i reckon they fancy their chances for the carling cup .. other teams mebs wont take as seriously .. so we might go after it .. having said that, number one priority financially, and considering our squad a little thin in place (not midfield), cant see them risking too much as good performance in the Premier League much more important

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  28. DJG – yeah good point .. when looked at the bench against the mackems, was pretty good .. can being on Ba / Gosling / Marveaux / Vukic .. so plenty to wind up the pressure with … BELTINGGIGNGIGININGI

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  29. Fulham should be a decent game, it’s a one were in the past we would expect to get 3 points. We look well organised in defence at the minute so the players PR-Dew is saying he is after will hopefully be brought in early this week? Keeping the feel good factor and giving us all a lift.

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  30. Micky (1)
    What a boring fart you are . Nuf sed. +40,000 supporters saw the hand-ball. How come the two people who were supposed to see it missed it. Now you may think that I am a tad cynical as per, but perhaps it was something to do with the fact that it was Joey’s header. This bloke is supposed to be our best ref…..?

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  31. Micky
    Sorry if yr offended buddy but isn’t this known as an open forum.? just having my say like everyone else.

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  32. ” who else thinks it was a cross, I initally thought it was, but looks better if he meant it.?”

    Good!
    I was watching it in the Vault, and I was 100% sure it was a cross when I first saw it.
    Didn’t want to say anything before cos I would just get the usual menagerie of spackas saying I was just being negative.
    The other thing which made me think it was a cross was that he took another one a little bit later where he definitely clearly had a shot and it was shite – about 4 foot over and straight at the keeper anyway! Lol.

    Still as long as it goes in it counts, but yes, I think it was 90% cross and 10% shot.

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