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Ian Taylor Says Thanks

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.'



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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Sunday June 3 2007
Time: 5:31PM

Comments

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A Villa legend in my opinion. Engine like Ian Wirght's!
tarzan
03/06/2007 17:34:00
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I fell out with him in 1999 when all the Villa players came to sign autographs at a Chester match but no matter how many times I shouted him he never came over
Christo
03/06/2007 18:18:00
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Can`t believe how Taylor treated him as she should have had the Villa Park send-off he deserved,he was bought from Sheff.Weds reserved yet transformed us that year and helped us stay up and gave great service,thanks Ian.
ASPINALL
04/06/2007 06:46:00
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I remember his tireless effort every single match i ever saw him play. There aren't too many players i can say that about. He was one of us, and it showed. Thanks Ian.
The Usual Suspect
04/06/2007 11:07:00
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The best player in 10 the last 10 years at Villa Park voted by us fans on SoccerAM 06.
leelindsay
04/06/2007 12:23:00
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Graham Taylor's handling of the Ian Taylor situation was on a par with him hauling off Gary Lineker when the striker stood on the brink of collecting that international goal-scoring record. Both decisions defied logic. I.T. desrved his moment in the Villa Park sun, collecting the applause of the supporters.
glensider
19/06/2007 15:17:00
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There will never be another I.T. 100% Villan thru and thru. Mind you, time moves on, and now theres local boys Luke and Gabby.
glensider
22/09/2007 22:51:00
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