View Full Version : Matt Taylor

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

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

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?

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

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

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.

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!!

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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)

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)

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.

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.

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

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

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

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...

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.

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

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!

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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...?

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.

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 ;-)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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!

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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