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Southport FC Former Players Association (Port Online)

Member of the Southport FC Former Players Association
Full Name: Alan Taylor
Normal Position: Goalkeeper
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 14st
Born: 17/05/1943 (Thornton, near Blackpool)

Alan Taylor

Alan Taylor only kept goal once during his school career operating mainly at full back. The change came when he joined Blackpool Rangers at 15.

He was unfortunate to be at Blackpool at the same time as Southport born Tony Waiters, the England international. After operating as understudy his breakthrough came in 1967 when Waiters retired. He replaced Kevin Thomas after only three games and held his place while the ‘seasiders’ finished third in the second division. He played 73 consecutive League games for Blackpool until the arrival of Harry Thompson from Burnley consigned him to the reserves.

After loan spells with Oldham Athletic (2 games) and Stockport County (2 games) he re-joined Jimmy Meadows at Southport. He possessed a good temperament and played 34 games in 1971-72. The following campaign he shared the goalkeeping duties with Peter Gregson to gain a 4th division championship medal, but as player of the year in 1973-74 he missed only one game to take his League career aggregate to 203. He later played junior football in Blackpool for a number of years.

After retirement he was a Sunday School teacher and ran a church youth club in Blackpool where he worked as a postman.

 

Career: Blackpool Rangers, c.1959; Blackpool, amr 1962, pro 9 Oct 1963; Oldham Athletic (loan), 17 Dec 1969; Stockport County (loan), 6 Aug 1970; Southport, 15 July 1971; Blackpool Rangers, 1974-76; Wren Rovers, 1979; Blackpool Mechanics, 1980-81



Season Date From To Value
1971/1972 12/07/1971 BLACKPOOL Southport
1973/1974 01/05/1974 Southport UNATTACHED Free Transfer



Statistics include the following competitions
Cambrian Cup, Conference League Cup, English Jubilee Fund, FA Cup , FA Trophy , Football League Cup, Lancashire Floodlit Trophy, Lancashire Junior Cup, Lancashire League Medal Competition, Lancashire Senior Cup, League, Liverpool Challenge Cup, Liverpool Senior Cup, Northern Premier League Cup, Northern Premier League Shield, PLAY OFFS , President's Cup, President's Inter League, Third Division (North) Cup, Welsh Cup,

Season Apps Subs Goals
1971/1972 3700
1972/1973 2500
1973/1974 4800
Total 110 0 0


Games where player was named on the team sheet

Date Competition Venue Opponents Score
27/04/1974 LeagueA HUDDERSFIELD TOWN 1 - 3
19/04/1974 LeagueH YORK CITY 1 - 1
15/04/1974 LeagueH OLDHAM ATHLETIC 0 - 2
13/04/1974 LeagueA TRANMERE ROVERS 1 - 3
12/04/1974 LeagueA OLDHAM ATHLETIC 0 - 6
08/04/1974 LeagueH BLACKBURN ROVERS 2 - 2
05/04/1974 LeagueH BRISTOL ROVERS 1 - 0
01/04/1974 LeagueH HALIFAX TOWN 1 - 1
30/03/1974 LeagueA HEREFORD UNITED 0 - 3
27/03/1974 LeagueA WATFORD 0 - 4
23/03/1974 LeagueH SHREWSBURY TOWN 1 - 0
17/03/1974 LeagueA WALSALL 0 - 2
10/03/1974 LeagueH ROCHDALE 0 - 0
09/03/1974 LeagueH CHESTERFIELD 1 - 1
02/03/1974 LeagueA PORT VALE 1 - 2
24/02/1974 LeagueH BOURNEMOUTH 1 - 0
16/02/1974 LeagueA GRIMSBY TOWN 1 - 2
03/02/1974 LeagueA BLACKBURN ROVERS 1 - 2
27/01/1974 LeagueA HALIFAX TOWN 1 - 1
19/01/1974 LeagueH CAMBRIDGE UNITED 0 - 0
12/01/1974 LeagueA PLYMOUTH ARGYLE 1 - 4
05/01/1974 LeagueH WATFORD 1 - 1
01/01/1974 LeagueA ALDERSHOT 0 - 4
29/12/1973 LeagueH WREXHAM 0 - 2
26/12/1973 LeagueH PORT VALE 0 - 1
22/12/1973 LeagueA CHARLTON ATHLETIC 1 - 0
08/12/1973 LeagueA YORK CITY 0 - 4
01/12/1973 LeagueH HUDDERSFIELD TOWN 0 - 0
24/11/1973 FA Cup / 1A ROTHERHAM UNITED 1 - 2
13/11/1973 LeagueA BRISTOL ROVERS 1 - 3
10/11/1973 LeagueA SHREWSBURY TOWN 0 - 2
02/11/1973 LeagueH HEREFORD UNITED 1 - 1
27/10/1973 LeagueA CHESTERFIELD 2 - 4
24/10/1973 LeagueA BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION 0 - 4
19/10/1973 LeagueH WALSALL 1 - 1
12/10/1973 LeagueH GRIMSBY TOWN 0 - 1
06/10/1973 LeagueA BOURNEMOUTH 0 - 2
01/10/1973 LeagueH SOUTHEND UNITED 0 - 0
29/09/1973 LeagueH CHARLTON ATHLETIC 1 - 2
22/09/1973 LeagueA ROCHDALE 2 - 2
17/09/1973 LeagueA SOUTHEND UNITED 1 - 0
15/09/1973 LeagueH PLYMOUTH ARGYLE 1 - 1
10/09/1973 LeagueH BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION 1 - 1
08/09/1973 LeagueA WREXHAM 2 - 3
05/09/1973 Football League Cup / 1RA BLACKBURN ROVERS 1 - 3
01/09/1973 LeagueH ALDERSHOT 3 - 0
29/08/1973 Football League Cup / 1H BLACKBURN ROVERS 1 - 1
25/08/1973 LeagueA CAMBRIDGE UNITED 0 - 2
02/05/1973 Liverpool Senior CupH TRANMERE ROVERS 0 - 1
28/04/1973 LeagueA BRADFORD CITY 2 - 0
23/04/1973 LeagueH HARTLEPOOL 1 - 1
21/04/1973 LeagueA GILLINGHAM 0 - 2
18/04/1973 LeagueA CREWE ALEXANDRA 2 - 0
14/04/1973 LeagueH LINCOLN CITY 1 - 0
07/04/1973 LeagueA WORKINGTON 0 - 2
30/03/1973 LeagueH STOCKPORT COUNTY 1 - 0
21/03/1973 LeagueA LINCOLN CITY 1 - 3
16/03/1973 LeagueH READING 4 - 1
10/03/1973 LeagueA CAMBRIDGE UNITED 2 - 2
06/03/1973 LeagueH GILLINGHAM 0 - 0
02/03/1973 LeagueH MANSFIELD TOWN 3 - 1
20/01/1973 LeagueH ALDERSHOT 3 - 1
06/01/1973 LeagueA DARLINGTON 7 - 0
30/12/1972 LeagueH PETERBOROUGH UNITED 2 - 1
26/12/1972 LeagueA HEREFORD UNITED 2 - 2
22/12/1972 LeagueH CREWE ALEXANDRA 2 - 0
15/12/1972 LeagueA NORTHAMPTON TOWN 1 - 0
01/12/1972 LeagueH WORKINGTON 2 - 1
24/11/1972 LeagueA STOCKPORT COUNTY 0 - 2
24/10/1972 LeagueA NEWPORT COUNTY 1 - 3
26/08/1972 LeagueH DARLINGTON 2 - 1
19/08/1972 LeagueA PETERBOROUGH UNITED 1 - 0
16/08/1972 Football League Cup / 1H WALSALL 4 - 1
10/04/1972 LeagueA HARTLEPOOL 0 - 1
08/04/1972 LeagueA BURY 1 - 2
03/04/1972 LeagueH SOUTHEND UNITED 0 - 1
01/04/1972 LeagueH STOCKPORT COUNTY 1 - 0
31/03/1972 LeagueA WORKINGTON 0 - 0
24/03/1972 LeagueA NEWPORT COUNTY 2 - 2
18/03/1972 LeagueH GILLINGHAM 1 - 0
14/03/1972 LeagueA SCUNTHORPE UNITED 0 - 1
19/02/1972 LeagueA DONCASTER ROVERS 1 - 2
12/02/1972 LeagueH GRIMSBY TOWN 1 - 0
05/02/1972 LeagueH BURY 0 - 1
29/01/1972 LeagueA CHESTER (1885) 1 - 1
22/01/1972 LeagueH ALDERSHOT 0 - 0
15/01/1972 LeagueH SCUNTHORPE UNITED 1 - 1
08/01/1972 LeagueA CAMBRIDGE UNITED 0 - 0
01/01/1972 LeagueH BARROW 1 - 0
27/11/1971 LeagueA PETERBOROUGH UNITED 0 - 2
20/11/1971 FA Cup / 1H WORKINGTON 1 - 3
12/11/1971 LeagueH LINCOLN CITY 1 - 1
06/11/1971 LeagueA CREWE ALEXANDRA 1 - 2
30/10/1971 LeagueH DONCASTER ROVERS 3 - 0
23/10/1971 LeagueA GRIMSBY TOWN 1 - 0
18/10/1971 LeagueH CHESTER (1885) 4 - 3
16/10/1971 LeagueA EXETER CITY 3 - 1
08/10/1971 LeagueH BRENTFORD 0 - 0
01/10/1971 LeagueA SOUTHEND UNITED 1 - 2
29/09/1971 LeagueA ALDERSHOT 1 - 1
24/09/1971 LeagueH WORKINGTON 2 - 2
18/09/1971 LeagueA BARROW 2 - 0
10/09/1971 LeagueH NEWPORT COUNTY 4 - 2
08/09/1971 Football League Cup / 2H STOKE CITY 1 - 2
03/09/1971 LeagueA COLCHESTER UNITED 0 - 1
30/08/1971 LeagueH NORTHAMPTON TOWN 4 - 0
27/08/1971 LeagueH CAMBRIDGE UNITED 4 - 1
21/08/1971 LeagueA GILLINGHAM 1 - 2
18/08/1971 Football League Cup / 1A CREWE ALEXANDRA 1 - 0
14/08/1971 LeagueH EXETER CITY 4 - 0