Talk:Matthew Taylor (footballer)

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Family[edit]

Can anyone give documentary evidence or sources on his marital status and number/names of children? There has been a minor edit war on this. Hyperman 42 21:54, 14 December 2006 (UTC)

The latest version of the "Personal life" contained potentially libellous material and has rightly been deleted by another user. Any potentially sensitive comments should always be backed up by documentary evidence and preferably a registered user identity. Hyperman 42 19:11, 20 December 2006 (UTC)

Taylor is married to Hannah. They have one child, Georgia.
Taylor is married to a woman called Emma. They have two children, Jaysen and Gabriella.
Short answer to this; without sourcing, neither is acceptable. All that can currently be confirmed is that he's married: "Taylor said: I was out shopping with my wife on Sunday..." (from Portsmouth News, Pompey Pages [1]). 86.139.226.40 19:23, 28 December 2006 (UTC)

Matt Taylor is married to Hannah and they have two children, a daughter named Georgia and a son named Charlie. (from Times Online, Sport, Bolton Page [2]) —Preceding unsigned comment added by 86.13.23.34 (talk) 13:24, 11 September 2009 (UTC)

WikiProject class rating[edit]

This article was automatically assessed because at least one article was rated and this bot brought all the other ratings up to at least that level. BetacommandBot 23:40, 27 August 2007 (UTC)

notable goals section[edit]

integrating some of the goals into main article as we cannot be listing all his long range goals, Paul Lampard will have lots of long range goals added to his article then. Feel free to integrate any of the more notable goals that I have missed out or revert my version if you feel my view is wrong

Taylor is well known for scoring spectacular goals from long range. His first being a lob from just inside the oppositions half at home to Cambridge United F.C. in a crucial relegation battle for Luton Town FC during 2000/01. In the 2002-3 season, he scored near-identical goals from outside the penalty area with his weaker right foot at promotion rivals Nottingham Forest and Leicester.

His equaliser in the FA Cup tie at Anfield is also fondly remembered by the Pompey fans, although more for the celebration where he ran the length of the pitch to celebrate with the supporters after a forceful right-footed finish at the Kop End. This celebration was repeated when he scored a penalty at Wigan's JJB Stadium, the goal which saved Portsmouth from relegation back to the second tier of English football.

On 29 October 2005, he scored from fully 40 yards at Sunderland's Stadium Of Light, winning the BBC Goal of the Month. Spotting the goalkeeper off his line Taylor hit a dipping left footed half-volley over his head and into the back of the net. Portsmouth had been trailing Sunderland 1-0 in the crucial "6 pointer" but Taylor inspired a second half comeback with two goals and two assists in a 4-1 victory. He proved this goal was not a fluke by scoring a similar, but more difficult technically, 45-yard volley against Everton on December 9 2006 at Fratton Park. Former Pompey captain Paul Merson described it as the greatest goal he had ever seen. It is also recorded as being the longest distance volley ever scored in the Premiership. In Pompey's next match he scored another left-footed dipping volley, this time from the angle of the penalty area, to earn a 2-2 draw against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium. He also scored a 34 yard low drive against Newcastle United F.C. on 14 April 2007. His first-half goal against Manchester United at Fratton Park in April 2007 sent Portsmouth on their way to a memorable 2-1 victory over the Premiership Champions. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Xaiver0510 (talkcontribs) 16:54, 27 October 2007 (UTC)

Transfer speculation[edit]

Matt Taylor keeps being linked to lots of different clubs but until it appears on BBC News or on Portsmouth or the destination club's website, it's not verifiable. I'm not a fan of including every rumour the papers make up each day - the change history is currently full of different users claiming the player for their clubs, which is just noise and not encyclopaedic. Leave it out until he actually signs a contract. Kruador (talk) 14:02, 9 January 2008 (UTC)

Goals[edit]

Sorry, I still cannot see the point of including the first goal of the 2008-09 season. He has been playing since 1999 and if the argument follows we should be putting every seasons first goal in. (Quentin X (talk) 10:50, 6 October 2008 (UTC))