Ian Taylor Says Thanks
Villa legend Ian Taylor has thanked the Villa fans for his fond farewell.
Hundreds of Villans travelled to Sixfields to see Taylor's last game. The former Villa midfielder told the official site:
'It was great that so many of them came along. It had been arranged beforehand that I would play for an hour and then come off, which is what happened. The crowd gave me a great reception as I left the pitch - and then I noticed the Villa fans were leaving the ground!'
And on his departure when Graham Taylor told him he was no longer in his plans (May 2003 - jeez, time flies) he said:
'I was close to tears when Graham told me. We had played Sunderland at home the week before and I wish he'd said something then because I could have had a decent send-off. As it was, no-one knew until after the game at Leeds.'