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Back to Old Gold  Full Name:  Gerry W Taylor
Born: 15th August 1947

Full back Gerry Taylor played Junior football in Hull and joined Wolves as a apprentice in June 1963 and turned professional in November 1964. His first of 192 appearances for Wolves was in a goalless draw at Molineux to Ipswich Town on New Year's Eve 1966. He played in another 17 games that season as the club finished runners-up to Coventry City and won promotion from Division Two.
Over the next four seasons of Division one football he found himself in and out of the first team playing reserve to the likes of Joe Wilson and Bobby Thomson, and then to Derek Parkin and Bernard Shaw and it wasn't until towards the end of the 1971/72 season that he established himself on the side and held down a regular place.
A dedicated and loyal club man, Gerry helped Wolves win promotion from Division Two in 1967, carry off the Texaco Cup in 1971 and reach the final of the UEFA Cup twelve months later in which he played in both legs. Gerry was reserve at Wembley for the 1974 League Cup Final v Man City.
He only scored one goal for Wolves, in a 2-1 win at Southampton in March 1972.
He was loaned out to Swindon in October 1975, then retired in 1976 and joined the Staffordshire County Police force, playing for for the Cannock Police football team. He later progressed to the rank of sergeant and was based in Wombourne andKinver.