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Taylor Hopeful Of Run In Team

Stuart Taylor is hoping he will be keeping the goalie shirt for our next match after putting in a decent performance against Liverpool.

He was also full or praise for Curtis Davies who he believes was pivotal in us gaining a point against the Scousers.

Describing the onloan defender as somebody who has a 'never say die' attitude, Taylor was pleased with the match and the point.

Speaking to IC Brum after the match he said:

'The lads showed great character in the second half and, defensively, I thought Curtis Davies was magnificent.

'He headed everything and blocked shots all over the place.'

Taylor is hoping he did enough to keep Carson out of the team when we play Blackburn this Saturday, but has admitted O'Neill always plays his cards close to his chest and rarely lets on who will be in the team from one match to the next.

'We keep picking up points all the time. We need to keep plugging away. If we can nick points at Anfield, that's a good thing.

'Overall, we were disappointed to come in with a draw.

'We did brilliantly to get back into the game after going behind and we really thought we could win it going into the last few minutes.

'Crouchy nicked a goal at the end but it's good to get a point at Anfield in the cold light of day.

'The manager was delighted and that's good enough for us.

'We had done well to dig in and get ahead and we were gutted not to pick up maximum points.

'It was nice to have a game at Anfield.

'I haven't had that many chances to play but with Scott coming here on loan from Liverpool it meant I got the opportunity.

'I knew either myself or Thomas Sorensen would be playing in the game and we both had to prepare well.

'We only find out the team when we get into the dressing room before each match.

'The manager keeps things close to his chest. I was half expecting to play and knew I had to perform well on the day.'

I think few fans would disagree that Taylor was unfortunate to be dropped when Carson signed, so if given a run in the team I can't imagine many complaining.




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Writer: Mike Field Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday January 24 2008

Time: 11:09AM

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He won't get a run as Carson is clearly Martin O'Neill first choice.
still skeggy
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24/01/2008 11:13:00

He commands his box far better than Carson (Experience). At this moment in time I would say on his performances - He has not put a foot wrong!
KSarge1
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24/01/2008 11:49:00

As we all know MON has 11 players that are guaranteed a place every week as long as they are fit - Carson, Mellberg, Bouma, Davies, Laursen, Young, Petrov, NRC, Barry, Carew, Gabby. Take a look at Maloney he does well then is on the bench again the next week. Good Luck Taylor, cant see it happening though.
young_jonah
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24/01/2008 13:13:00

I think that Stuart Taylor provides adequate back up, nothing more. I'll be very surprised if Scotty Carson doesn't start on Saturday, he's not let us down yet, and hopefully still remains our long term goalkeeping future despite all of the uncertainty surrounding Rafa and Liverpool.
glensider
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24/01/2008 14:20:00

good to see a player wanting to have a decent run show form and you will mate
ozanne park rangers
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24/01/2008 18:02:00

I feel sorry for the guy but he isn't a number 1 goalkeeper. I felt he could of done much more with Crouch's effort than he did, I mean there were 2 occasions that me and our kid watched Liverpool run at goal and though ''where the fck is Taylor going is he going!! As he shot to one side or the other leaving a massive area to the other side of him. Is Carson the finished product?? I think not yet but give him a year or two and some decent support coaching and he will be as good as any.
spit-fire
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24/01/2008 20:19:00

 

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