Tuesday, 30 November 2010
206 Jamie Taylor
Position : Forward ( also played in midfield )
Played : 1993-94 to 1996-97
Appearances : 36
Goals : 4
Jamie was on the YTS scheme debuting at 16 as a sub at home to Gillingham in December 1993 to the usual, and by now, irksome fanfare of bullshit from the boss. At just 5'6 and under 10 stone Jamie had his work cut out to make it in professional football and it never quite worked out.
He made 10 appearances in his first season all but one as a substitute and scored his first League goal in the 6-2 rout of Northampton on New Year's Day 1994. The following season he made one less appearance , didn't score and didn't start a game until the last day of the season when he had the pleasure of featuring in an embarassing 5-0 drubbing at Fulham. Things looked more promising the following year when he got the nod to start against Hartlepool as a lesson to Paul Williams after the York debacle. Jamie took the opportunity and scored a hat-trick through being the first to react to things in the box. However we had already just signed a more experienced goal poacher in Paul Moulden and Jamie was back on the bench for the next game. Later in the season injuries meant he was brought back in as a midfielder but that was hopeless. He didn't have the physique to win challenges and didn't have the vision to compensate. He had a contract for the following season but Graham Barrow had already said we were too lightweight under Docherty and he wrote him off at first glance giving him just one more substitute appearance to complete his League career.
Jamie went to Altrincham and played in midfield there for two seasons. He was last heard of at Ramsbottom in 2007