Although it may not an official one, as I don't think the official club site is any bother to make any decent appreciation to what the lads been doing on the field. But, scoring against mackem, is the highest achievement that every Toon players can get.
That may sound funny but it's more than just a local derby in North East, it's about all your pride, and scoring against them will make you an instant hero in the eyes of Toon Army for the rest of your life.
What Taylor did last Saturday is even more special, he did it just one day after his 27th birthday on August 19, in his first ever appearance in Wear-Tyne derby since joining Newcastle in 2009. And to added more special on it, Ryan and his partner Kimberley is also expecting their first child near this week.
“It was nice and what a birthday present the goal was.” Ryan said as quoted from Telegraph, “That one was for the little bump in Kimberley’s belly. I’m going to dedicate it to the baby.”
“In addition to his goal, Ryan did ever so well and he deserves all the plaudits.” Alan Pardew said in a part of Wear-Tyne victory celebrations, “He’s (Ryan) a proud Geordie, and he was like a little boy in the dressing room afterwards.”
From the latest news, Newcastle is willing to make another steps to bring in the £6 million-rated defender, PSV Eindhoven left-back Erik Pieters, and Pardew is keen to add the 23 year-old to his squad just before Newcastle's home game against Fulham next Sunday.
If we finally get the new left back player, that would certainly makes Taylor’s chance in Newcastle's first team appear numbered. But, no matter how much longer his career is with the mighty magpies, Ryan Taylor has proven to be one of the adopted Geordie, and I personally congratulates him for his great achievement last Saturday.