A useful goalkeeper, Allan Taylor who was brought in for a month's trial and stayed with the club for nearly eight years.
Allan started playing for North Shields, but moved to Newcastle United in 1925, although he only made one appearance for the Magpies. The goalie moved on to play regular football at South Shields and Allan played 34 league matches and five cup games in three years there.
Came to Tottenham on 12th August 1929 for a week's trial and on the last day of the month played his first game in our colours in a 9-0 Combination win over Coventry City, with the same result in his second Combination game v Southampton on 2nd September.
Taylor signed for Tottenham on 10th September 1929, but didn't get a game in the first team until 10th October 1931 against Burnley and he became destined to be a very capable under-study for series of keepers at the club only getting a decent run in the side between 1935 and 1937. Went on to play 60 league games and ten in the FA Cup during eight years with Spurs, which included 210 appearances in the Reserves or A teams.
On leaving Tottenham, Allan played 27 times for Hartlepools United in the 1937-38 season.
Away from football, Taylor was also a useful tennis player.
Allan Taylor died at Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear on 11th April 1981.