Striker Reflects On His Time With The Seasiders
Scott Taylor proved to be a real success at Bloomfield Road, scoring over 60 times in tangerine after signing from Stockport County on a free transfer in 2002. Here he reflects on his time with the club.
What can you remember about your debut?
My first start was back at the old Bloomfield Road when I came on loan from Bolton Wanderers, and if I remember rightly I think I scored, which settled me in well.
What would you say your favourite goal for the club was?
There's a few to be fair, but two stick out in my mind. One I scored in the LDV Vans Trophy final at the Millennium Stadium, with the Blackpool fans behind, which was amazing. The other was away at Hull City, it came over my right shoulder, I span and volleyed it back across goal into the opposite top corner with my left foot.
If you could re-live one game from your career in tangerine, which one would you choose?
I think it would have to be the LDV Vans Trophy final at the Millennium Stadium. It was a fantastic day and experience in front of a big crowd, so to win and score was just the icing on the cake. The whole week building up to it was class, we stayed away in a hotel for four days and they are memories to cherish.
In terms of dressing room banter, which was the best prank you witnessed?
There were plenty of jokers around, but not many pranks played to be honest
On reflection, what achievements are you most proud of ?
Winning the LDV Vans Trophy twice with Blackpool. Also being selected for the PFA Team of the Year while at Blackpool, it was a fantastic accolade being chosen by all your piers in the division. Then also finishing top goalscorer in all competitions while at Bloomfield Road.
Best player you played with...
There were a few at Blackpool to be fair, but I would say Richie Wellens, Martin Bullock and John Murphy, the three of them were the main suppliers for all my goals.
I would have to say John O'Kane. When we played five-a-side he would stay at the back leaning against the post of the goals and only came into the action when we had to defend.
I'd have to say Simon Grayson probably. He didn't get all the limelight, but always gave you a seven out of ten display, and was very professional.
There was two of them. Tommy Jaszczun and Neil Mackenzie were a nightmare together when we had team nights out, but they were both hilarious and always had the boys in stitches.
Who did you see as most likely to become a successful manager in the future?
I'm going to say Micky Mellon. He is a great lad, very head strong and is currently doing a fantastic job at Shrewsbury.