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Ryan Taylor – Accidental Hero?

12 years ago

I had an interesting conversation with my seven year old son and his friends the other day, which doesn’t happen very often!

Anyway, I was asking them about the previous match (they are all black and whiters!) and then posed the question – who are your favourite players?

With kids I automatically expected that Demba Ba would be popular with his goals and somebody like Tiote for his ‘enthusiastic’ tackling.

Players like Ba and Tiote were mentioned but several of them came up with an unexpected choice, step forward Ryan Taylor!

When questioned, it wasn’t just the cracking goals he’s scored, they also claimed that they thought he was a canny player as well.

I’ve never been one to follow the crowd and now when I look back maybe I had some off the wall choices as heroes.

We can all pick the Alan Shearers and Kevin Keegans but I always had a soft spot for Warren Barton and Pancrate!

Would anybody else like to confess?


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