With Aston Villa, Ian Taylor was a League Cup winner and FA Cup finalists, and he scored against some of the biggest teams in the world, including Liverpool, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur. He also scored against Leeds.
Other clubs he’s played for include Port Vale, Sheffield Wednesday and Derby County, and while at his final club (as a player), Northampton, he helped them gain promotion from League Two – they came second behind the glorious Carlisle United… my home team.
(Incidentally, before Ian arrived for the interview, I mentioned Carlisle United to Steve Jacques - who organised the meetings of that day, at the Belfry golf course - and Steve replied: “Do they have a football team up there?”)
Reinstalled at Villa as Club Ambassador, I can see why they made that choice. Ian is a good, good man and the following is an excerpt from a powerful and emotive interview with him, about his friend, Harry Moseley:
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And please follow Harry Moseley’s Mom, Georgie, on Twitter, at:
If you’d like to make a donation to Harry’s ongoing fundraising efforts, his website is here: