First Team Squad

Player profile and performance records.

Matt Taylor (Midfielder)

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Matt Taylor

Oxford, England
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.

 

Matt Taylor is yet play any matches this season.

Matt Taylor did not play for West Ham during this season.

Matt Taylor did not play for West Ham during this season.

Matt Taylor did not play for West Ham during this season.

Matt Taylor did not play for West Ham during this season.

Matt Taylor did not play for West Ham during this season.

Tottenham Hotspur

2-0: Saturday, 3rd May

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

Tottenham Hotspur

2-0: Saturday, 3rd May

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.

Arsenal

1-3: Tuesday, 15th April

Did not play.

Liverpool

1-2: Sunday, 6th April

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

Sunderland

2-1: Monday, 31st March

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

Hull City

2-1: Wednesday, 26th March

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.

Manchester United

0-2: Saturday, 22nd March

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!).

Everton

0-1: Saturday, 1st March

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.

Southampton

3-1: Saturday, 22nd February

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.

Southampton

3-1: Saturday, 22nd February

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.

Norwich City

2-0: Tuesday, 11th February

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

Aston Villa

2-0: Saturday, 8th February

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

Swansea City

2-0: Saturday, 1st February

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.

Swansea City

2-0: Saturday, 1st February

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.

Cardiff City

2-0: Saturday, 11th January

Has been very good when asked of this season.

Fulham

1-2: Wednesday, 1st January

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.

Tottenham Hotspur

2-1: Wednesday, 18th December

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

Tottenham Hotspur

2-1: Wednesday, 18th December

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.

Sunderland

0-0: Saturday, 14th December

Did not play.

Sunderland

0-0: Saturday, 14th December

Did not play.

Liverpool

1-4: Saturday, 7th December

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

Swansea City

0-0: Sunday, 27th October

Did not play.

Manchester City

1-3: Saturday, 19th October

Did not play.

Hull City

0-1: Saturday, 28th September

Did not play.

Everton

2-3: Saturday, 21st September

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

Everton

2-3: Saturday, 21st September

Came on for Nolan. Apparently.

Southampton

0-0: Saturday, 14th September

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

Cheltenham Town

2-1: Tuesday, 27th August

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

Pacos de Ferreira

2-1: Saturday, 10th August

Comments to follow...

Eintracht Braunschweig

3-0: Saturday, 27th July

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Colchester United

2-1: Tuesday, 16th July

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AFC Bournemouth

2-0: Saturday, 13th July

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Boreham Wood

3-0: Wednesday, 10th July

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Reading

4-2: Sunday, 19th May

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

Everton

0-2: Sunday, 12th May

Did not play.

Newcastle United

0-0: Saturday, 4th May

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

Manchester City

1-2: Saturday, 27th April

Comments to follow...

Wigan Athletic

2-0: Saturday, 20th April

Did not play.

Tottenham Hotspur

2-3: Monday, 25th February

(Replaced Nolan, 35)
If only...

Swansea City

1-0: Saturday, 2nd February

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

Queens Park Rangers

1-1: Saturday, 19th January

Did not play.

Manchester United

2-2: Saturday, 5th January

(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.

Norwich City

2-1: Tuesday, 1st January

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

Everton

1-2: Saturday, 22nd December

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

Chelsea

3-1: Saturday, 1st December

(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.

Sunderland

1-1: Saturday, 22nd September

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

Norwich City

0-0: Saturday, 15th September

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.

Fulham

3-0: Saturday, 1st September

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.

Fulham

3-0: Saturday, 1st September

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.

Swansea City

0-3: Saturday, 25th August

Did not play.

Reading

2-4: Saturday, 31st March

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

Leeds United

1-1: Saturday, 17th March

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

Doncaster Rovers

1-1: Saturday, 10th March

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.

Doncaster Rovers

1-1: Saturday, 10th March

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

Southampton

1-1: Tuesday, 14th February

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.

Aldershot Town

1-2: Wednesday, 24th August

(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.
Matt Taylor did not play for West Ham during this season.

Matt Taylor did not play for West Ham during this season.

Matt Taylor did not play for West Ham during this season.

Matt Taylor did not play for West Ham during this season.

Matt Taylor did not play for West Ham during this season.

Matt Taylor did not play for West Ham during this season.

Matt Taylor did not play for West Ham during this season.

Matt Taylor did not play for West Ham during this season.

Matt Taylor did not play for West Ham during this season.

Matt Taylor did not play for West Ham during this season.

Matt Taylor did not play for West Ham during this season.