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Matthew 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

Matthew Taylor is yet to play this season.

 

2012/13 Match Notes & Ratings

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.

1-0 v Aston Villa (h) 18th August 2012
by Gordon Thrower

A quiet game – enlivened by some set piece deliveries.

 

2011/12 Match Notes & Ratings

2-1 v Blackpool (n) 19th May 2012
by Gordon Thrower

Looked a lot better going forward than he did defensively. Played an important part in the opening goal.

3-0 v Cardiff City (h) 7th May 2012
by Gordon Thrower

The fact that he’s keeping Linda out of a starting spot in the team at left back should give you a clue as to the level of performance we’re getting out of this player.

2-0 v Cardiff City (a) 3rd May 2012
by Staff Writer

A throughly professional performance at both full back in left midfield. Some of his deliveries frm the flank were a joy to witness.

2-1 v Hull City (h) 28th April 2012
by Gordon Thrower

Effectively acted as an extra midfielder given that he had little to do defensively. Put quite a few dangerous balls into the box.

6-0 v Brighton & Hove Albion (h) 14th April 2012
by Gordon Thrower

The lack of anything resembling a threat from the opposition meant he had free rein to join the attack, something he did to great effect.

1-1 v Watford (h) 7th March 2012
by Daniel Prescott

An excellent opening 20 minutes in which he hit the bar and supplied two deadly crosses. However his recent injury appeared to affect him after the break as he was mostly anonymous before being replaced.

1-2 v Burnley (h) 3rd December 2011
by East Stand Martin

Still the player most likely to make something happen; it was no coincidence that the game change course following his substitution.

3-1 v Derby County (h) 26th November 2011
by Gordon Thrower

(Replaced Faubert, 82) A couple of nice touches, his appearance was more important from a “getting a few minutes run out” point of view, especially with so many fixtures coming up in such a short space of time.

4-0 v Blackpool (h) 15th October 2011
by Gordon Thrower

Like Nolan, he was quietly effective. It was his clever header forward into space that set up Baldock’s first and his fine through ball to McCartney that led to the fourth. Was hobbling towards the end – hopefully it’s nothing too serious.

1-0 v Peterborough (h) 24th September 2011
by Staff Writer

Some decent crosses but there was rarely anyone in the box at the time to get on the end of them. Once again he went missing for large stages.

4-3 v Portsmouth (h) 10th September 2011
by Gordon Thrower

Always a threat from dead balls, well-taken (albeit deflected) free-kick and it was his cross that led to the fourth (or fifth if you were operating the video scoreboard.

4-1 v Nottingham Forest (a) 28th August 2011
by Staff Writer

The delivery from dead-ball situations is second to none. However he often goes through large parts of a game anonymously. Not that this should be a surprise, for Portsmouth and Bolton fans have been saying the same thing for a number of years. The mark recognises his vital involvement in three goals.

2-2 v Leeds United (h) 21st August 2011
by Gordon Thrower

His dead ball delivery caused problems but I’d like to have seen more from him in open play.

4-0 v Watford (a) 16th August 2011
by Brian Evans

A very busy game, but without too much input. Guilty of some poor distribution, but linked up well with Ilunga down the left. His left foot will be a major asset for us this season, as he showed with a great delivery from a corner for our first goal. His threat was nullified somewhat by the rapid pace of their right back Doyley, so Taylor had no chance of beating his man one-on-one.

1-0 v Doncaster Rovers (a) 13th August 2011
by Gordon Thrower

A few good touches but not nearly as influential as in the first match.

1-0 v Doncaster Rovers (a) 13th August 2011
by East Stand Martin

Although there was no lack of effort there was a distinct lack of quality this week.

0-1 v Cardiff City (h) 7th August 2011
by Gordon Thrower

Sometimes the sponsors select a man of the match in such a manner as to suggest that the corporate hospitality has been enjoyed in amounts that preclude rational decision-making. This was not one of those occasions, Decent Debut and was unlucky not to open his account.

 

2010/11 Match Notes & Ratings

Matthew Taylor is yet to play this season.

 

2009/10 Match Notes & Ratings

Matthew Taylor is yet to play this season.

 

2008/09 Match Notes & Ratings

Matthew Taylor has no entries for this season.

 

2007/08 Match Notes & Ratings

Matthew Taylor has no entries for this season.

 

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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