Alan Taylor

Full Name: Alan Taylor
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: 1972/1973 [Back to Player Stats]
The player made an appearance in the following games:
Date Home Club Away Club Score Goals Competition Round
16/08/1972 Southport Walsall 4 - 1 0 Football League Cup 1 16/08/1972
19/08/1972 Peterborough United Southport 0 - 1 0 Football League D4 19/08/1972
26/08/1972 Southport Darlington 2 - 1 0 Football League D4 26/08/1972
24/10/1972 Newport County Southport 3 - 1 0 Football League D4 24/10/1972
24/11/1972 Stockport County Southport 2 - 0 0 Football League D4 24/11/1972
01/12/1972 Southport Workington 2 - 1 0 Football League D4 01/12/1972
15/12/1972 Northampton Town Southport 0 - 1 0 Football League D4 15/12/1972
22/12/1972 Southport Crewe Alexandra 2 - 0 0 Football League D4 22/12/1972
26/12/1972 Hereford United Southport 2 - 2 0 Football League D4 26/12/1972
30/12/1972 Southport Peterborough United 2 - 1 0 Football League D4 30/12/1972
06/01/1973 Darlington Southport 0 - 7 0 Football League D4 06/01/1973
20/01/1973 Southport Aldershot 3 - 1 0 Football League D4 20/01/1973
02/03/1973 Southport Mansfield Town 3 - 1 0 Football League D4 02/03/1973
06/03/1973 Southport Gillingham 0 - 0 0 Football League D4 06/03/1973
10/03/1973 Cambridge United Southport 2 - 2 0 Football League D4 10/03/1973
16/03/1973 Southport Reading 4 - 1 0 Football League D4 16/03/1973
21/03/1973 Lincoln City Southport 3 - 1 0 Football League D4 21/03/1973
30/03/1973 Southport Stockport County 1 - 0 0 Football League D4 30/03/1973
07/04/1973 Workington Southport 2 - 0 0 Football League D4 07/04/1973
14/04/1973 Southport Lincoln City 1 - 0 0 Football League D4 14/04/1973
18/04/1973 Crewe Alexandra Southport 0 - 2 0 Football League D4 18/04/1973
21/04/1973 Gillingham Southport 2 - 0 0 Football League D4 21/04/1973
23/04/1973 Southport Hartlepool 1 - 1 0 Football League D4 23/04/1973
28/04/1973 Bradford City Southport 0 - 2 0 Football League D4 28/04/1973
02/05/1973 Southport Tranmere Rovers 0 - 1 0 Liverpool Senior Cup 02/05/1973