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Matty Taylor on his mystery card

Matty Taylor on his mystery card

How often do you see a player booked that is not even on the pitch? Well Matty Taylor managed to achieve this is in 'that match' with Reading last weekend.

There were a few theories on why he was booked, but now Taylor, who actually writes a column for setanta sports - you learn something new everyday! - has revealed all to them: 'I happened to be stood next to the linesman as he gave a throw-in to Reading, even though in my eyes it blatantly came off their player. I was right next to it and from that throw they got the penalty'.

So his booking was as a result of the penalty award, which we all thought, but was because he felt that the penalty came about as a result of a throw-in that should have been ours anyway. If this ever comes up as a trivia quiz, at least now we know the answer!

Actually, thinking back though something more bizarre that I do now remember is seeing Claudio Caniggia being sent off for Argentina in the 2002 world cup - he was on the bench too, but even more bizarrely I do not even think he was in the selected matchday squad?

Reading Taylor's column though I was very impressed with his attitude to not playing.

Too many players only think about themselves, but he understands why he is not playing and knows what he has to do if/when he gets a chance, which is to make the most of it when it does arise, but he does not want this to come at anyone else's misfortune - by them picking up an injury for example.

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Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Saturday October 6 2007
Time: 12:26PM

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i agree - he did not seem too upset at playing on the bench, although i think he will have a chance to show how good he is soon. I dont think he will leave come january, as spurs, the only club he COULD go to, have fallen to pieces. unless, that is, they pick things up, and go unbeaten for the rest of the season.
pompeycarpet
06/10/2007 13:16:00
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Matty knows that his chance will come, and he is one of a number of players who will have to be patient and then seize their chance. Good to see that even on the bench he cares about what happens on the pitch. He would be wasted at Spurs, they are not the force that they thought they would be.
Owenspompey
06/10/2007 17:48:00
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a very under-rated player who has scored some great goals - is he playing tomorrow?
Putney
06/10/2007 19:49:00
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Doubt it. Krancjar is playing so well left hand side that Matty will be on the bench.
eastneydave
06/10/2007 21:16:00
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he will get his chance soon enough - when he does he needs to do exactly what he has said he has to, take his chance...
pompeyrug
07/10/2007 00:31:00
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Niko needs to think about defending as well as attacking to keep Matt out. Good as MT is, if he needs to improve to start, then that is a good sign for Pompey, providing you can them happy. Hard to get onto the bench these days let alone on the pitch. What a lovely problem.
storagematt
07/10/2007 12:06:00
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i think that krunchie has really worked on his defending and showed me how much this has come on last week against reading.
pompeyrug
07/10/2007 22:19:00
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'Good to see that even on the bench he cares about what happens on the pitch' - Good shout Owens and that's exactly the attitude we need from the entire squad - I've no doubt Matty's time will come and when he back in the starting xi he is gonna take some shifting..
Chix
09/10/2007 00:02:00
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