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LancasterClaret
03-07-2014, 10:49 AM
Signing today according to Twitter

pearcey
03-07-2014, 10:53 AM
Interesting. The whingers could be out in force though.

jedi_master
03-07-2014, 10:54 AM
Would be an interesting signing.

Versatile, very, very experienced in that league, how old, about 32-33?

Is this from a good source Lancaster?

Walton
03-07-2014, 10:55 AM
Didn't he almost sign a few years ago?

jedi_master
03-07-2014, 10:55 AM
Think Stan wanted him when he first left Luton for Pompey.

LancasterClaret
03-07-2014, 10:55 AM
Depends whether you count Twitter as a good source!

He's 32, and I don't remember him doing a right lot at West Ham for a while now.

Versatile though, and I guess thats what we are looking for.

ClaretTony2014
03-07-2014, 10:57 AM
I don't know his source but I'd say it's a good one. Something will happen in next two hours for certain whilst I'm not in front of my computer.

Bloody diabetic clinics!!

daveisaclaret
03-07-2014, 10:57 AM
Experienced and versatile, also getting on and you'd imagine expensive. Not really convinced by this at all.

braindead
03-07-2014, 10:57 AM
Played 20 games in the PL for them last year.

Always rated him, got a great left peg as well.

the_quoon
03-07-2014, 10:59 AM
not sure he'd be expensive.

got a lot of experience at this level with teams who have been battling to stay up, which is a good thing for us.

ClaretTony2014
03-07-2014, 10:59 AM
He scored a hell of a lot of fantasy points for me one season when he was at Portsmouth. They had him as a defender but 'Arry played him in midfield and he kept scoring goals.

notnowbernard
03-07-2014, 11:03 AM
Didn't he score for Bolton a'Turf in Coyles last home league game? Good strike from a free kick if I remember right

daveisaclaret
03-07-2014, 11:13 AM
"not sure he'd be expensive."

His career path's gone Portsmouth - Bolton - West Ham, he'll either be taking a massive massive pay cut or he'll be expensive

claretmax94
03-07-2014, 11:14 AM
Think we need an experienced premier league utility player ie Taylor, Reid or Baird. I'd be happiest with Taylor to be honest.

jedi_master
03-07-2014, 11:14 AM
He fit's into our system, so I can see this being true.

By that, I mean he is a player who plays 'on the wing', but can play narrower and also tracks back/has defensive abilities.

SD certainly prefers that in a winger (Kightly/Arfield) for the system we play.

Rick_Muller
03-07-2014, 11:18 AM
SkySports... - view external link (http://www1.skysports.com/football/news/12040/9370120/transfer-news-burnley-set-to-sign-free-agent-matt-taylor)

billyhamilton82
03-07-2014, 11:19 AM
Great signing :

He brings vast amounts of experience, left sided player who can cover as left wing back, left midfield and left wing and also quality in deadball situations (as we all know)

the_quoon
03-07-2014, 11:20 AM
"His career path's gone Portsmouth - Bolton - West Ham, he'll either be taking a massive massive pay cut or he'll be expensive"

absolutely but i'd expect the former. mainly because i doubt we'd offer him loads but also because i'd have thought it unlikely he'd have many other offers at this level.

royboyclaret
03-07-2014, 11:21 AM
A wand of a left foot, remember the free-kick he scored for Bolton against us at TM a couple of seasons ago, will be a decent squad filler.

CasaDeClaret
03-07-2014, 11:21 AM
''He is now set to become Burnley's third signing of the summer following their promotion to the Premier League, with deals having already been concluded for Michael Kightly and Michael Gilks.''

XD Sky Sports eh

Selby_Claret
03-07-2014, 11:22 AM
BFC = 1 premier league season in last 12 years

Matty Taylor = 11 premier league seasons in last 12 years

If the wages fit he seems like exactly the type of (lower risk) player we should be going for to supplement the squad - and for me there's no contest in a Taylor v Stanislas argument

thewellernut70
03-07-2014, 11:22 AM
He has full sleeve tattoos so he should fit in quite well ;D

CasaDeClaret
03-07-2014, 11:23 AM
"His career path's gone Portsmouth - Bolton - West Ham, he'll either be taking a massive massive pay cut or he'll be expensive"

He could be, but he's a free agent and I don't imagine many other offers coming in from other clubs...

jedi_master
03-07-2014, 11:27 AM
The more I think about it, the happier I am. A vast improvement upon Stan and Treacy, which is what we all want to see.

So he is 32 - and what? He's certainly not injury prone, he has played the majority of games in each of the last 10-15 seasons at wherever he has been playing.

Good competition between Kights, Arf and Taylor. Wallace as backup if we suffer injuries. Decent.

thewellernut70
03-07-2014, 11:27 AM
Are we in for Matt Killgallon or Matt Upson by any chance,so we can have three welcome Matts in 24 hours :D

burnley007
03-07-2014, 11:51 AM
As with almost all SD signings, this is utterly underwhelming.

Also, it is probably an excellent, astute signing, that will enhance our squad, without any disruption to team harmony.
So, it's, (probably), well done Mr Dyche, again!
:-)

claretspice
03-07-2014, 11:55 AM
On paper, an excellent and astute signing.

Player with a cracking left foot, can play left back, left side midfield and central midfield so gives us lots of strength in depth, and adds a bit of Premier League experience - in short, its the sort of player we failed to bring in last time around.

Slightly surprised he's in our wage bracket as he was reportedly let go by West Ham because he wouldn't agree to a 15k a week basic (according to a quick look at a WHU fan site - may not be accurate admittedly), but that's not for us to worry about.

In many respects, a similar sort of signing to David Jones last summer.

head_chef
03-07-2014, 12:29 PM
I think SD will play him at left back...so a very good signing

NickBFC
03-07-2014, 12:35 PM
Decent signing IMO, very experienced as has been said and offers us something a bit different to what we already have.

mgill87
03-07-2014, 12:41 PM
We lacked Premier League experience when we last visited the top flight. He has that in spades so I'd be happy enough with this one.

year_of_the_fox
03-07-2014, 12:54 PM
I totally agree, we did lack experience last time round and i think its well documented.

The way things are we should have a healthy balance of youth and experience!

Plus the fact if Taylor signs that 2 free agents already!

Much better players signing that last time out.. Only Fletcher was the best quality signing last time round IMO.

Selby_Claret
03-07-2014, 01:02 PM
Also means quality cover at LB which means potentially Ben Mee could be used at CH on occasions...or permanently...?

ClaretTony2014
03-07-2014, 01:02 PM
What a good day this is. Just got a 100 per cent all clear at my diabetic clinic and am on my way home to read that the reaction to a potential signing is good.

BabylonClaret
03-07-2014, 01:19 PM
Would be a good signing - better than Baird staying I think and I would have been happy to keep Baird.

Hmmm, the omens are good if this comes off - last season weren't our first newcomers a free agent goalkeeper (also met with "meh" here) followed by a free agent midfielder?

Crikey! Champs League here we come ;-)

Czech_Claret
03-07-2014, 01:24 PM
Good signing this.

CasaDeClaret
03-07-2014, 01:37 PM
Great news Tony! hopefully some more good news to come with regards to a signing.
Exciting times :D

mkmel
03-07-2014, 01:49 PM
What's with all the positivity I thought that I had logged onto ClaretsMad :D

Notrigsbyscat
03-07-2014, 01:52 PM
remember going to a Pompey game about 9 years ago when they got up to the PL, and he ran the show from midfield and scored an amazing goal from a freekick

Good signing for me, more for midfield than LB, and out of contract too

Jamb0MackemClaret
03-07-2014, 01:58 PM
"Depends whether you count Twitter as a good source!"

Twitter isn't itself a source. That's like saying 'according to the internet'...

Anyway - not 100% convinced Taylor is better than what we have in any of the positions he plays, but his versatility would certainly be handy.

And he can't make our set pieces any worse. If you can get some cheap goals from good set pieces, that goes a long way.

Matt Riley
03-07-2014, 02:02 PM
u got the article ready tony

tyrone
03-07-2014, 04:01 PM
Set pieces will be *****, and our deliveries have not been good enough, he is a set piece master! Good news

BereavementDividend
03-07-2014, 04:03 PM
Can i just ask why we're jumping on this like it's a done deal? Where are we getting official information from? Twitter? From who? By all accounts Bryson was signing for us, now he isn't... so... what's the excitement about?

hello_dave
03-07-2014, 04:34 PM
Matt Taylor just tweeted:

"Delighted to sign for Barnsley - want to get to work right away to get us back into the Championship."


A bad day just gets worse!

BereavementDividend
03-07-2014, 04:38 PM
He hasn't though has he

hello_dave
03-07-2014, 04:39 PM
no, he hasn't!

Akinbadbye_20
03-07-2014, 05:09 PM
'If the wages fit he seems like exactly the type of (lower risk) player we should be going for to supplement the squad - and for me there's no contest in a Taylor v Stanislas argument'

Me neither - Stanislas

Rowls
03-07-2014, 05:15 PM
edit - deleted

turfytopper
03-07-2014, 05:31 PM
Great news if true...absolutely delighted that CT has the all clear!!!!

Oh and I reckon Matty Taylor signing would be pretty good too.

ClaretTony2014
03-07-2014, 05:48 PM
It was this morning when I first heard about the possibility of getting Taylor and it didn't grab me at all initially.

I was sat in the doc's waiting room when I saw this thread started by Lancaster and by then I had warmed to the idea. Maybe this is just the sort of signing we'd have been better making last time and I think, if it is all completed, he'll prove to be a very astute signing.

turfytopper
03-07-2014, 06:50 PM
He was the difference between them and us when we played them in the Premiership...
I remember a number of comments that day with that opinion.

claretchrish
03-07-2014, 06:57 PM
Congratulations CT

ashikodi
04-07-2014, 07:04 PM
Hello all, West Ham fan in peace here, thought I'd give you an in depth and honest view on Matt Taylor the footballer.



He is SHlT.



Thanks for reading.

mgill87
04-07-2014, 07:07 PM
"Hello all, West Ham fan in peace here, thought I'd give you an in depth and honest view on Matt Taylor the footballer.



He is SHlT.



Thanks for reading."

Why is he ****? Could you elaborate? It seems the vast majority of West Ham fans would actually disagree with you. General consensus is that he's a decent, hard-working player.

BereavementDividend
04-07-2014, 07:11 PM
How ****? If he's only a bit **** he'll be ok.

If he's very **** though then I'll be worried.

claret78
04-07-2014, 07:20 PM
I think the general consensus with West Ham was he was hard working but not Premier League standard. A journeyman at the end of his career who was two or three years past his best. A squad player at best.

However these are West Ham fans we are talking about. Delusions of Grandeur is the phrase. I think they actually did better when Taylor was in the side at the end of the season.

With all these signings we are going to have to see how Dyche gets on with them pre season. He is the Horse Whisperer after all.

blyclaret
04-07-2014, 07:24 PM
Ashikodi maybe he was ****e cos he was playin for west ham... Let's face it with long ball Sam as manager there wouldn be much for a midfielder to do but watch the ball go over their heads ... Wooooosh