Taylor: No flipping celebration

Lyle Taylor will not perform a "pancake-flipping" celebration should he score for Falkirk in the Scottish Cup semi-final against Hibernian.

Last Updated: 12/04/13 at 16:03 Post Comment

Lyle Taylor: Looking for a cup win

Lyle Taylor: Looking for a cup win

Lyle Taylor will not perform a "pancake-flipping" celebration should he score for Falkirk in the Scottish Cup semi-final against Hibernian.

The former Bournemouth striker, 23, has been a revelation since joining the First Division Bairns last summer, notching 27 goals in 37 appearances.

However, despite making quite an impact at grounds up and down Scotland more people will have seen him in his other role as a model, in television adverts for sports companies along with superstars such as Cristiano Ronaldo, Ronaldinho, Didier Drogba and Frank Lampard, which elicits a well-practised response from the Londoner: "I was in a position to do the adverts, things fell into place and it was good money."

However, Taylor's 15-year-old brother has been urging him to put on a show of his own in front of tens of thousands of fans at Hampden and in living rooms throughout the land, to no avail.

"I have my little brother constantly in my ear telling me to do this and to do that," the former Millwall youngster said.

"He has been asking me to do stupid things.

"On Shrove Tuesday we were flipping pancakes in my flat. My step-mum couldn't do it so I said 'give it here, I'll do it' and flipped it and then ran round the room celebrating.

"And he said to me if you score then you have to flip a pancake but I said, 'Joey I'm doing that, I will look like an idiot.'

"So no pancakes for me this week."

Taylor, whose hero remains former Arsenal striker Thierry Henry, heaped praise on his team-mates for their help this season, saying "without them you may as well be a mannequin standing up front on your own."

However, he admits to having a striker's greed in front of goal.

"I am not afraid to miss," he said.

"In training especially, when I don't pass the ball, people will say you are a greedy this and a greedy that.

"But every centre forward who scores goals has a certain level of greed.

"Let's face it, I am not going to go one on one with the goalie and see someone next to me and think 'I better pass this'.

"If I can see the goal and an opportunity for me to score, then I am going to try to score.

"That's true of every centre forward."


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