Bobby-Joe Taylor

Bobby-Joe Tayler

Personal Details

Club:
Dover Athletic FC
Full Name:
Bobby-Joe Taylor
Nationality:
English
Date of Birth:
04-02-1995
Place of birth:
Ashford
Position:
Forward
Shirt number:
3

Career

2012-15
Cambridge United FC
2013 (on loan)
St Neots Town FC
2014 (on loan)
Cambridge Regional College FC
2014 (on loan)
Arlesey Town FC
2015 (on loan)
Bishop’s Stortford FC
2015-17
Maidstone United FC
2017-18
Aldershot Town FC
2018
Bromley FC
2018 (on loan)
Dover Athletic FC
2018-
Dover Athletic FC

Interview

Introduce yourself…

I’m Bobby-Joe Tayler, 24 years of age from Asford in Kent and I play left back for Dover Athletic Football club

How do you prepare for an (important) match? (music, rituals, etc.)

I prepare for a game the same throughout the course of the season I.e. food, sleep etc I’m not a massive ritual person so don’t really have any if I’m honest. I’m a believer in the mind and how you are mentally to how you will perform on the day of a game so I just relax don’t think too much of the game until kick off.

On 16 February 2013, you made your Cambridge debut against Mansfield Town. How important was it for you?

My first professional debut for Cambridge was massive for me personally obviously being at a young age it felt like a big deal for me and my family, it was a short but enjoyable experience and one that I wouldn’t be able to forget.

You were loaned out by Cambridge United FC to other clubs. How did you experience these periods?

The loan experience were perfect for what I need at my age at the time, I think my first loan was when I was 17 so it was just being able to adapt to men’s football so if I had the chance I was going to be ready for the physical side of the game. I enjoyed these experiences and got to meet some great people that taught me good things for when the time was right.

With Cambridge United FC you have played in the Football League Two. How did you experience this competition?

I played most of my first team football at Cambridge united when we were in league two it was only a handful of appearances but very enjoyable and a very good learning curve for me. I was with a group of lads and a manager that had lots of experience, so it was very good to learn from these and see what it was like to play at that level.

You have played more than 70 matches at Maidstone United FC. Was it a difficult choice to take a transfer to Aldershot Town FC?

Maidstone is a football club that I hold very close to me because of the time I had when I was there. Great football club with a great fanbase. Had some great memories with the promotion to the national league, but we all know what football is like and it’s always up and down and changes quickly I had an opportunity to take a different path which was Aldershot and I don’t regret my decision it’s always good to learn from different managers and I enjoyed my time with Aldershot.

You have played football for several clubs. At which club did you learn the most?

I think I am learning the most from my current club at Dover athletic with the management team we have here I’m playing a new position in left back which I have done before but not for this period of time but it’s probably then most enjoyable of my career to date.

You played football in the Southern football League, National League South, National League and League Two. Have you noticed a lot of difference between those competitions?

If I’m being honest, I think the most competitive has two be the national league and league two, but I don’t think there is much of a difference other than players being more clinical in the league above.

What is your best moment in your football career?

My highlight in my career so far would have to be making my full league debut for Cambridge united away to Oxford united or being able to represent my country for England C.

What are your personal goals this season?

My personal goals this season is to try and get through the full season injury free and get as many games as I can under my belt and just stay consistent with my performances and help the team as much as I can.


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