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Matt Taylor

Squad Number: 14
Position: Midfielder
Born: 27th Nov 1981 (Oxford, England)
Signed: 23rd Jul 2011 (£2,200,000)
Contract: 3 years
Previous Club: Bolton Wanderers

KUMB Awards: None.

The third of Sam Allardyce's 2011/12 pre-season signings, Taylor arrived at the club with plenty of experience under his belt.

Prior to joining West Ham, he had made more than 100 appearances for all three of his major career clubs - Luton (1999-2002), Portsmouth (2002-2008) and Bolton (2008-2011).

A left-sided midfielder by trade, Taylor can also operate at left-back.

 

2013/14 Match Notes & Ratings

2-0 v Aston Villa (a) 8th February 2014
by Raedwulf

The same terrier-like performance we've seen in the last couple of games, albeit still without adding much threat going forwards.

1-4 v Liverpool (a) 7th December 2013
by Staff Writer

Ran around a bit, waved his arms a lot. Little time to do owt else.

1-2 v Liverpool (h) 6th April 2014
by Raedwulf

One of the 6+ players today. Often out-classed against the better sides, but not today. Put a real good shift in.

2-0 v Tottenham Hotspur (h) 3rd May 2014
by Raedwulf

A wonderful week for Mattie. His daughter is much better, he is restored to the CM berth where he has shown his best form this season, he puts in his usual tigerish display. Almost capped it with a goal, too; denied by a terrific Lloris save.

2-0 v Tottenham Hotspur (h) 3rd May 2014
by Gordon Thrower

Keept Paulinho so quiet I had to check the team sheet to see if he was actually playing.

2-1 v Sunderland (a) 31st March 2014
by Raedwulf

Typical hard-working game, so back to his usual self after a poor game against Hull.

2-1 v Cheltenham Town (h) 27th August 2013
by Gordon Thrower

One first half free-kick apart he disappointed. Often got into decent positions only to give the ball away cheaply.

2-1 v Hull City (h) 26th March 2014
by Raedwulf

He normally can't cut the mustard against the better teams, but Hull ought to be meat and drink to him. Apart from one good shot at the start and one awful one near the end when he should have laid the ball across, went almost entirely missing. His worst game for some time.

0-2 v Manchester United (h) 22nd March 2014
by Raedwulf

Worked really hard in the first half, scrapped for everything, but he's a class below what is required against a team at the top end of the Premier League (and there's no shame in that, might I add!).

3-1 v Southampton (h) 22nd February 2014
by Raedwulf

As above; nothing to get excited about, good or bad. They both worked hard, didn't create / cause a lot at either end. Solid, unassuming sort of game.

3-1 v Southampton (h) 22nd February 2014
by Gordon Thrower

Got through a prodigious amount of work alongside Noble. It was a toss-up between Linda and Taylor for MOTM. Taylor gets it for me. Just.

2-3 v Everton (h) 21st September 2013
by Gordon Thrower

Came on for Nolan. Apparently.

2-3 v Everton (h) 21st September 2013
by Trevor Twohig

Off the pace, Doesn’t cut it at this level.

0-1 v Everton (a) 1st March 2014
by Raedwulf

The pick of the midfield. Tremendous work rate yet again, valiantly threw himself in the way of things as per usual, particularly on one shot on 34 minutes.

1-2 v Fulham (a) 1st January 2014
by Gordon Thrower

Most of what they produced in the first half came down his side. Improved when moved forward after Noble's injury but not by much.

2-0 v Swansea City (h) 1st February 2014
by Raedwulf

Rapidly changing my (not-unflattering) opinion of him, and he's making a centre-mid berth his own. The never-say-die attitude makes up for the lesser creativity he brings.

2-0 v Swansea City (h) 1st February 2014
by Gordon Thrower

Not a player that you'd be usually be looking to for inspiration but in this match and in the match at Chelsea the sheer amount of hard work that he got through merits comment. What we need at the moment.

2-1 v Tottenham Hotspur (a) 18th December 2013
by Staff Writer

Culpable for allowing Defoe to squeeze past him for the Spurs goal but made up for it with an assist for Jarvis' equaliser. Also forced a good save late on.

2-1 v Tottenham Hotspur (a) 18th December 2013
by Trevor Twohig

Really stuck his hand up today - key role in the equalising goal.

0-0 v Southampton (h) 14th September 2013
by Trevor Twohig

Slaughtered by the home fans for his ex-Pompey links but little involvement in the final few minutes.

2-0 v Cardiff City (a) 11th January 2014
by Trevor Twohig

Has been very good when asked of this season.

2-0 v Norwich City (h) 11th February 2014
by Raedwulf

Worked as you would expect, but less effective at breaking up the opposing midfield than he has been in the last couple of games.

 

2012/13 Match Notes & Ratings

4-2 v Reading (h) 19th May 2013
by Gordon Thrower

(Replaced Joey O'Brien, 86)
Not much sticks in the mind for his cameo at the end.

0-0 v Newcastle United (h) 4th May 2013
by Gordon Thrower

I’d forgotten that he had come on at all, to be honest.

1-2 v Manchester City (a) 27th April 2013
by Staff Writer

Comments to follow...

2-2 v Manchester United (h) 17th April 2013
by Gordon Thrower

(Replaced Nolan, 82)
You could have been a hero, Matt. Oh dear.

1-1 v Southampton (a) 13th April 2013
by Staff Writer

Comments to follow...

2-3 v Tottenham Hotspur (h) 25th February 2013
by Gordon Thrower

(Replaced Nolan, 35)
If only...

1-0 v Swansea City (h) 2nd February 2013
by Gordon Thrower

Looked uncomfortable when Hernandez ran at him and went to ground once or twice too much.

2-2 v Manchester United (h) 5th January 2013
by Gordon Thrower

(Replaced J.Cole, 78)
Most notable contribution was getting something on Collison’s knock-down that nearly led to Cole putting the game beyond reach.

2-1 v Norwich City (h) 1st January 2013
by Gordon Thrower

Some fine deliveries – not least from corners, some of which caused panic in the visiting defence.

1-2 v Everton (h) 22nd December 2012
by Gordon Thrower

Solid without being eye-catching – got a bit overrun when we went down to ten men.

3-1 v Chelsea (h) 1st December 2012
by Gordon Thrower

(Replaced Tomkins, 45)
The width he brought to the right hand side caused Chelsea problems and meant they had to think about us rather than vice versa.

1-3 v Arsenal (h) 6th October 2012
by Gordon Thrower

(Replaced Diame, 82)
They got their third just after he came on so he was on a hiding to nothing really.

1-1 v Sunderland (h) 22nd September 2012
by Gordon Thrower

A few good crosses and some good combinations on the left with O’Brien, countered by a tendency to drift out of the game.

0-0 v Norwich City (a) 15th September 2012
by Robert Watson

Very quiet throughout the game. He tried to set Cole off a couple of times but the passes were short. Could’ve scored early doors but missed the target from fairly close range.

3-0 v Fulham (h) 1st September 2012
by Stuart Jones

The best thing you can say about his performance today is that we didn't miss our new £11million signing, his namesake Mr Jarvis. His goal was brilliantly taken, hit into the ground exactly as the 'textbooks' will tell you.

3-0 v Fulham (h) 1st September 2012
by Gordon Thrower

A lot of hard work didn’t catch the eye from Taylor. His well-taken goal obviously did. His corner for Reid’s goal was spot on as well.

 

2011/12 Match Notes & Ratings

2-4 v Reading (h) 31st March 2012
by Gordon Thrower

Some decent corners but was denied the chance to supply chances to Baldock by his being replaced by Baldock.

1-1 v Leeds United (a) 17th March 2012
by James May

Worked well from a defensive point of view but struggled to have impact going forward. Put in a couple of inviting crosses.

1-1 v Doncaster Rovers (h) 10th March 2012
by Gordon Thrower

The enforced playing of McCartney on the right meant a full-back slot for Taylor until his belated push into midfield. This was something of a waste.

1-1 v Doncaster Rovers (h) 10th March 2012
by Daniel Prescott

It was no surprise that he was unaffected, considering he was yet another player played out of position. Could have won it with the last kick of the game

1-1 v Southampton (h) 14th February 2012
by James May

Looked comfortable and a good attacking option for the 18 minutes he was on the pitch. Needless sending off especially after we had just won a penalty. Yes Sharp went down easily, but Taylor shouldn’t have given the ref an option to pull the red card out.

2-1 v Millwall (h) 4th February 2012
by Gordon Thrower

(Replaced Cole, 89)
A couple of nice touches. Daft haircut though.

2-1 v Millwall (h) 4th February 2012
by James May

(Replaced Cole, 89)
Had one chance but after a couple of step overs screwed his shot wide. Looks a big presence up top. Bad hair day.

1-2 v Aldershot Town (h) 24th August 2011
by Staff Writer

(Replaced Barrera, 53) Barring an excellent debut much of what Taylor has produced since has been ordinary. Tonight was no different as he failed to make an impact.

 

2010/11 Match Notes & Ratings

Matt Taylor is yet to play this season.

 

2009/10 Match Notes & Ratings

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2008/09 Match Notes & Ratings

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2007/08 Match Notes & Ratings

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2006/07 Match Notes & Ratings

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2005/06 Match Notes & Ratings

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2004/05 Match Notes & Ratings

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