Pardew U-Turn After Transfer Failure

19 August 2011 10:42
When Alan Pardew said last week: "Ryan Taylor played well against Arsenal but I hope he ISN'T playing against Sunderland" . and many Toon fans felt it was an 'unfortunate' term of phrase. OK, I'msure he hoped to have signed a full-back in time for the Mackem game . but he could have choosen his words better. How do you think Taylor felt after that? No new signings and now Pardew has indicated Ryan Taylor is in the box-seat to start the Wear-Tyne derby. Alan Pardew: "Ryan could start. "We have to be diligent when it comes to bringing a left-back in. "Clubs know we are in for a left-back."