Gordon Taylor to leave PFA

This Forum is the main messageboard to discuss all things Claret and Blue and beyond
Post Reply
ClaretTony
Posts: 43435
Joined: Thu Dec 24, 2015 3:07 pm
Been Liked: 20149 times
Has Liked: 3629 times
Location: Burnley
Contact:

Gordon Taylor to leave PFA

Post by ClaretTony » Wed Nov 25, 2020 2:41 pm

Just announced, he's resigning from his role as CEO at the end of the season.

MT03ALG
Posts: 1132
Joined: Sun Jan 24, 2016 10:50 pm
Been Liked: 214 times
Has Liked: 2393 times
Location: COTTON TREE

Re: Gordon Taylor to leave PFA

Post by MT03ALG » Wed Nov 25, 2020 2:43 pm

I thought he had resigned some time ago.....

JohnDearyMe
Posts: 1665
Joined: Fri Jan 29, 2016 2:31 pm
Been Liked: 421 times
Has Liked: 1145 times

Re: Gordon Taylor to leave PFA

Post by JohnDearyMe » Wed Nov 25, 2020 2:44 pm

He's had a good run at the top of the PFA

Woodleyclaret
Posts: 3991
Joined: Fri Jan 22, 2016 4:25 pm
Been Liked: 799 times
Has Liked: 1036 times

Re: Gordon Taylor to leave PFA

Post by Woodleyclaret » Wed Nov 25, 2020 2:45 pm

That parasite has done nothing for players
I assume hes going with a nice fat payoff
He had the opportunity to rid the game of agents the curse of football and tackle racism. He has done neither

ClaretTony
Posts: 43435
Joined: Thu Dec 24, 2015 3:07 pm
Been Liked: 20149 times
Has Liked: 3629 times
Location: Burnley
Contact:

Re: Gordon Taylor to leave PFA

Post by ClaretTony » Wed Nov 25, 2020 2:47 pm

MT03ALG wrote:
Wed Nov 25, 2020 2:43 pm
I thought he had resigned some time ago.....
He agreed to a review initially which has now been completed and has suggested a major overhaul of the PFA. The members have been informed today that Taylor will now stand down at season's end.
This user liked this post: MT03ALG

ClaretTony
Posts: 43435
Joined: Thu Dec 24, 2015 3:07 pm
Been Liked: 20149 times
Has Liked: 3629 times
Location: Burnley
Contact:

Re: Gordon Taylor to leave PFA

Post by ClaretTony » Wed Nov 25, 2020 2:49 pm

Woodleyclaret wrote:
Wed Nov 25, 2020 2:45 pm
That parasite has done nothing for players
I assume hes going with a nice fat payoff
He had the opportunity to rid the game of agents the curse of football and tackle racism. He has done neither
His role is not to rid the game of agents or tackle racism, he's a union leader and his responsibility is for his members. I assume you've not been a footballer so had no direct involvement with the PFA. A lot of players and ex-players I've spoken to have a very different view of Taylor to you.
These 2 users liked this post: MT03ALG Burnley Ace

wilks_bfc
Posts: 6796
Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2016 12:33 pm
Been Liked: 2015 times
Has Liked: 1017 times
Contact:

Re: Gordon Taylor to leave PFA

Post by wilks_bfc » Wed Nov 25, 2020 2:49 pm

The most surprising thing about this announcement is that he’s still there :shock:

Edit: this wasn’t about the job he’s done but duration he has been in it

jojomk1
Posts: 2212
Joined: Mon Feb 01, 2016 11:20 am
Been Liked: 396 times
Has Liked: 241 times

Re: Gordon Taylor to leave PFA

Post by jojomk1 » Wed Nov 25, 2020 2:56 pm

ClaretTony wrote:
Wed Nov 25, 2020 2:49 pm
His role is not to rid the game of agents or tackle racism, he's a union leader and his responsibility is for his members. I assume you've not been a footballer so had no direct involvement with the PFA. A lot of players and ex-players I've spoken to have a very different view of Taylor to you.
So you don't think his role is to include tackling racism ?. You will be in a very small minority who have that view
This user liked this post: Woodleyclaret

ClaretTony
Posts: 43435
Joined: Thu Dec 24, 2015 3:07 pm
Been Liked: 20149 times
Has Liked: 3629 times
Location: Burnley
Contact:

Re: Gordon Taylor to leave PFA

Post by ClaretTony » Wed Nov 25, 2020 2:58 pm

jojomk1 wrote:
Wed Nov 25, 2020 2:56 pm
So you don't think his role is to include tackling racism ?. You will be in a very small minority who have that view
His job is to represent his members which, of course, would include tackling racism. I just find it amusing that people are quick to jump on his back yet so many players and ex-players speak highly of him.
This user liked this post: basil6345789

Dyched
Posts: 5352
Joined: Thu Aug 11, 2016 12:34 am
Been Liked: 1718 times
Has Liked: 432 times

Re: Gordon Taylor to leave PFA

Post by Dyched » Wed Nov 25, 2020 3:15 pm

jojomk1 wrote:
Wed Nov 25, 2020 2:56 pm
So you don't think his role is to include tackling racism ?. You will be in a very small minority who have that view
How is it anybody’s in football responsibility to tackle racism? Football players/managers/coaches/however can raise awareness of it existing, but not tackle it. Racism exists without football. It isn’t footballs responsibility to rid the world of it.

lakedistrictclaret
Posts: 636
Joined: Tue Jan 05, 2016 9:30 am
Been Liked: 206 times
Has Liked: 59 times

Re: Gordon Taylor to leave PFA

Post by lakedistrictclaret » Wed Nov 25, 2020 3:19 pm

A good few years ago I was sitting in that cafe outside Euston station waiting for my train back north, after a midweek away match in London.

I was reading the football section of the paper and a bloke saw this, sat down opposite, and starting talking about the headline( I can't remember what the main story was now).

It was Gordon Taylor. We had a chat about football for at least five minutes.

I take as I find. A pleasant, friendly chap.
Last edited by lakedistrictclaret on Wed Nov 25, 2020 3:25 pm, edited 1 time in total.

SalisburyClaret
Posts: 1906
Joined: Fri Jan 22, 2016 1:32 pm
Been Liked: 582 times
Has Liked: 348 times

Re: Gordon Taylor to leave PFA

Post by SalisburyClaret » Wed Nov 25, 2020 3:20 pm

Union leader or Corporate CEO?

fidelcastro
Posts: 4058
Joined: Sun Feb 28, 2016 8:45 pm
Been Liked: 1286 times
Has Liked: 1284 times

Re: Gordon Taylor to leave PFA

Post by fidelcastro » Wed Nov 25, 2020 3:21 pm

Woodleyclaret wrote:
Wed Nov 25, 2020 2:45 pm
That parasite has done nothing for players
I assume hes going with a nice fat payoff
He had the opportunity to rid the game of agents the curse of football and tackle racism. He has done neither
I read he'd been chairman since 1981. I'm pretty sure that racism in the game has improved since then.

Sure, that's certainly not down to just him, but it's definitely got better during his time.

Silkyskills1
Posts: 3895
Joined: Wed Jan 27, 2016 6:39 pm
Been Liked: 1075 times
Has Liked: 1479 times
Location: Rawtenstall

Re: Gordon Taylor to leave PFA

Post by Silkyskills1 » Wed Nov 25, 2020 3:30 pm

Just thinking the other day about footballers who when wearing a long sleeved shirt always played with them rolled up He was one. Think Harry Burrows, older posters may remember him as a decent left winger, did too. There must be others. No idea what got me thinking this; lockdown probably. ;)

ashtonlongsider
Posts: 1412
Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2016 3:07 pm
Been Liked: 405 times
Has Liked: 130 times

Re: Gordon Taylor to leave PFA

Post by ashtonlongsider » Wed Nov 25, 2020 3:35 pm

I used to see him regularly at Bolton Tech when I attended in the late sixties. A decent winger in his day.

Chester Perry
Posts: 12360
Joined: Thu Jun 02, 2016 11:06 am
Been Liked: 1739 times
Has Liked: 447 times

Re: Gordon Taylor to leave PFA

Post by Chester Perry » Wed Nov 25, 2020 3:41 pm

The bulk of Taylor's salary comes from the PFA Charity - the greatest thing he ever did for the PFA was negotiate the deal where they get 5% of Premier League domestic broadcast income in perpetuity - the review announced 2 years ago was delayed for too long - it looked like that was done to extend his stay at the top, there have been long running complaints from families (going back many years) that both Taylor and the union have not done enough in dementia support

conyoviejo
Posts: 4691
Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2016 12:38 pm
Been Liked: 1932 times
Has Liked: 1176 times
Location: On the high seas chasing Pirates

Re: Gordon Taylor to leave PFA

Post by conyoviejo » Wed Nov 25, 2020 3:51 pm

I'm surprised he can afford to leave after his alledgedly heavy losses with the bookies.. Must have had a big win at last ..good for him..

MrTopTier
Posts: 1903
Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2016 9:20 am
Been Liked: 804 times
Has Liked: 654 times
Location: The Moon, Outer Space.

Re: Gordon Taylor to leave PFA

Post by MrTopTier » Wed Nov 25, 2020 7:26 pm

conyoviejo wrote:
Wed Nov 25, 2020 3:51 pm
I'm surprised he can afford to leave after his alledgedly heavy losses with the bookies.. Must have had a big win at last ..good for him..
£2million a year salary allegedly.

Has had a cushy number for years is an over bloated and overpaid Union official who has done more for himself than the players he pertains to look after. Should have been put out to grass a long time ago and his treatment of those involved in the campaign which links dementia to heading footballs is both disrespectful and downright incompetent.
These 2 users liked this post: conyoviejo Woodleyclaret

IanMcL
Posts: 19651
Joined: Fri Jan 22, 2016 5:27 pm
Been Liked: 4043 times
Has Liked: 4661 times

Re: Gordon Taylor to leave PFA

Post by IanMcL » Wed Nov 25, 2020 7:59 pm

The PFA has huge resources. They should be helping past players, in need, much more than they do.

Bordeauxclaret
Posts: 7048
Joined: Mon Jan 25, 2016 10:36 pm
Been Liked: 2299 times
Has Liked: 1285 times

Re: Gordon Taylor to leave PFA

Post by Bordeauxclaret » Wed Nov 25, 2020 8:13 pm

I always think of this article when it comes to Taylor.

https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/amp.theg ... st-cat-pfa

£50m in the bank and £100k spent to look into a study on dementia for formers players.

The Enclosure
Posts: 3081
Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2016 7:29 am
Been Liked: 798 times
Has Liked: 2725 times
Location: Burnley

Re: Gordon Taylor to leave PFA

Post by The Enclosure » Wed Nov 25, 2020 8:23 pm

I do not think he will be missed by many.

boatshed bill
Posts: 7185
Joined: Thu Jan 21, 2016 10:47 am
Been Liked: 1519 times
Has Liked: 3142 times

Re: Gordon Taylor to leave PFA

Post by boatshed bill » Wed Nov 25, 2020 8:50 pm

"Kinell"!!!

Clarets4me
Posts: 3818
Joined: Thu Jan 28, 2016 9:31 pm
Been Liked: 1834 times
Has Liked: 791 times
Location: Ightenhill,Burnley

Re: Gordon Taylor to leave PFA

Post by Clarets4me » Wed Nov 25, 2020 9:46 pm

Over 20 years ago, the PFA spent nearly £2,000,000 on a LS Lowry painting ..... £100k for a investigation into " industrial injuries " suffered by it's former members ....

Just saying ... :roll:

basil6345789
Posts: 1718
Joined: Fri Jan 22, 2016 10:22 pm
Been Liked: 311 times
Has Liked: 1433 times

Re: Gordon Taylor to leave PFA

Post by basil6345789 » Wed Nov 25, 2020 9:49 pm

Silkyskills1 wrote:
Wed Nov 25, 2020 3:30 pm
Just thinking the other day about footballers who when wearing a long sleeved shirt always played with them rolled up He was one. Think Harry Burrows, older posters may remember him as a decent left winger, did too. There must be others. No idea what got me thinking this; lockdown probably. ;)
Burrows took us apart for Stoke (as did Jackie Sinclair at Leicester) more than once.
Tony Waiters took him to Plymouth and they won the old Third Division.
Gordon Taylor also played for Rovers (and a couple of others) and was a handy winger.
He's been a good union rep, as CT confirms is his raison d'etre. Met him briefly once - very down to earth chap.

Post Reply