Walsall Born Player 70. Harry Smith

Personal information
Full name Harry Smith

Date of birth 1885

Place of birth Cannock, Staffs, England

Date of death Unknown
Playing position Left back

Senior career
Years                                             Team                   Apps       (Gls)
–                                                       Walsall              ?              (?)
1907–1908                                      Stoke                 1              (0)
– Walsall
Harry Smith (1885 – unknown) was a footballer who played in the Football League for Stoke and Walsall.
Smith was born in Cannock and played for Walsall before joining Stoke in 1907. He played in his one and only Football League match on 14 March 1908 at home to West Bromwich Albion in a 1–1 draw. He didn’t play for the club again and re-joined Walsall.

Walsall Born Player 69. Ray Shaw

Personal information
Full name Raymond Shaw
Date of birth 18 May 1913
Place of birth Walsall, England

Date of death August 1980 (aged 67)
Playing position Wing half

Youth career
–                                Walsall

Senior career
Years                              Team               Apps        (Gls)
–                               Streetly Works             ?              (?)
–                               Darlaston                    ?              (?)
1937–1947               Birmingham              12             (0)
Teams managed
1964–1968 Walsall
Raymond “Ray” Shaw (18 May 1913 – August 1980) was an English professional footballer and manager who played in the Football League forBirmingham.
Shaw was born in Walsall, Staffordshire. He began his football career as an amateur with Walsall, and played local football for Streetly Works and for Darlaston, before turning professional with Birmingham in 1937. He made his debut in the First Division on 25 September 1937 as an emergency centre forward in a 2–1 defeat at Preston North End. He played only occasionally over the next two seasons, but was first choice (at his more normal position of left half) at the start of the 1939–40 season which was abandoned on the outbreak of the Second World War. Shaw made 111 appearances for the club in the wartime leagues, and a few more when the Football League resumed in 1946, before retiring as a player to join Birmingham’s coaching staff.
He succeeded Alf Wood as manager of Walsall in October 1964, stabilising the club in mid-table in the Third Division and twice leading them to the Fourth Round of the FA Cup

. After three-and-a-half years in post, he handed over to Dick Graham and took up a coaching position with Leicester City.
Ray Shaw died in August 1980 at the age of 67.

Walsall Born Player 68. Netan Sansara

Personal information
Full name Netan Nico Sansara
Date of birth 3 August 1989 (age 25)
Place of birth Walsall, England

Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Playing position Defender

Club information
Current team Fredrikstad FK
Senior career
Years                                       Team                Apps       (Gls)
2008–2010                                   Walsall            40        (0)
2010                                            Dundee             3         (0)
2010                          AFC Telford United             0          (0)
2010–2011                             Corby Town             22       (2)
2011–2012                               PAEEK                26         (0)
2012–2013                      FC Vestsjælland             14        (0)
2013–2014                  Boston United                  20          (1)
2014-                          Fredrikstad FK                 13            (3)
National team
England U18                    2                  (0)
England U19                    1                  (0)

Netan Nico Sansara (born 3 August 1989) is an English footballer who plays as a defender for Fredrikstad FK.
He has previously played for Walsall, Dundee, AFC Telford United,Corby Town, PAEEK and FC Vestsjælland.
Sansara was born in Walsall. He grew up in the Darlaston area, playing for his local team Darlaston Town. As a child he attended Pinfold Street Primary School and Darlaston Community Science College School, he played for all school football teams. He also represented his county, the Staffordshire district. During his time in theWalsall youth team Sansara completed A levels in Psychology, Physical Education and Biology.
Sansara made his Walsall debut on 9 August 2008 in the Football League One game with Yeovil Town which ended in a 1–1 draw. Having come through the youth ranks at Walsall, he was handed a professional contract at the age of 17, by then Walsall manage Richard Money, after impressing him during youth team and reserve team games. Sansara made his professional debut the following season by newly appointed Walsall manager Jimmy Mullen against Yeovil Town. He said, “I thought he did well. But he’s played well against Aston Villa and Wolves in pre-season, as well as other teams when Boertien wasn’t available. I’ve given him his debut and he’ll look back when he’s 35 and say ‘Jimmy Mullen gave me an opportunity’. He might even thank me one day! But I thought he was excellent – very good.
At the start of the 2009–10 season, Sansara was handed the squad number three, by manager Chris Hutchings. However, during a pre-season friendly in July 2010 against Wolverhampton Wanderers, Sansara’s progress was halted due to an ankle ligament injury sustained in a tackle with Greg Halford. He made a return to action for his first start away at Colchester United in October 2009. The Saddlers lost 2–1.
Sansara went on to make another 19 appearances during the 2009–10 season.
The start of August 2010, saw Sansara make five appearances for Dundee in the Scottish First Division. Following his release by Dundee in October he joined Grimsby Town on trial but failed to earn a deal and joined AFC Telford United on a non-contract basis deal. He left the club without making an appearance and finished the season with Corby Town.
In July 2011, it had been announced that Sansara had signed for Cypriot side PAEEK. It had been revealed that Sansara had also received other offers during the summer but was to have been quoted stating he thought this move was the best for the development of his career.
On 17 September 2011, in the opening game of the season, Sansara made his debut for PAEEK. He completed the full 90 minutes in a 1–0 win over Ethnikos Assia.
In December 2011 it was announced that Sansara was offered a new deal by PAEEK after a string of impressive displays in defence for the Cypriot side.
Sansara helped PAEEK to finish in fourth place. He made 26 appearances out of 27, missing only one game through suspension after picking up five bookings. His performances for PAEEK saw him shortlisted for the Player of the Year award at the inaugural Asian Football Awards, which took place at Wembley Stadium in January 2012. Sansara was offered a new contract in Dec 2011 and was said to be considering his options at the end of the 2011–12 campaign.
In July 2012 it was announced that Sansara had joined Danish First Division club FC Vestsjælland after rejecting a new two-year contract offered by former Cypriot club PAEEK. Sansara signed a one-year deal with the Danish club. On 8 August, Sansara made his FC Vestsjælland debut against Hobro IK, playing the full 90 minutes. The game ended in a 1–1 draw.
In June 2013 Sansara turned down the chance to return to FC Vestsjælland after helping them win promotion to the Danish superliga. In July 2013 Sansara joined Conference North side Boston United.
In July 2014 Sansara again made the move abroad this time to Norwegian first division club Fredrikstad FK. Sansara made his debut in the clubs first game back after the summer break playing the full 90 minutes against Bryne FK.
On 8 September 2014, Sansara signed a new two-year deal with the Norwegian club until 2016. The defender impressed immensely in his first eight games for the club, he scored three times.
Sansara has represented England youth at under-18 and under-19 level, earning three caps. He made his England debut against Holland at Yeovil’s Huish Park. He then went on to earn another two caps at international level for England, once with the under-18’s and his last coming for the under-19’s.
Sansara is of Indian origin. Sansara got his first international call-up for India for a warm-up to a FIFA World Cup qualifier against Qatar.
Sansara worked with the Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) to try to increase the number of British Asians taking up a career in professional football, and has attended meetings with the PFA to achieve this goal.
He is also an ambassador for Kick It Out (Lets Kick Racism Out of Football), when appointed Sansara was quoted “I have been working closely with the Kick It Out campaign for a while now, and I look forward to continuing to assist the work. I hope to act as a role model to the next generation of young British Asian talent.
In January 2012, Sansara was nominated for the Asian player of the year award 2012 at the Asian Football Awards. The event held at Wembley stadium and supported by Kick It Out (Lets Kick Racism Out Of Football) and The Football Association. He was nominated alongside players such as Zesh Rehman and Michael Chopra.
In May 2013 Sansara was crown the British Indian Awards sports personality of the year after a season with Danish team FC Vestsjælland. Sansara beat England cricketers Ravi Bopara and Monty Panesar to the award.

Walsall Player 67. Charles (Charlie) Radford

Personal information
Full name Charles Radford
Date of birth 19 March 1900
Place of birth Walsall, England

Date of death 14 July 1924 (aged 24)
Place of death Wolverhampton, England

Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing position Full-back

Youth career
Walsall Schoolboys
Senior career
Years                                         Team                      Apps              (Gls)
?–1920                                       Walsall
1920–1924                            Manchester United          91              (1)
National team
1914                                   England Schoolboys           2               (0?)

Charles “Charlie” Radford (19 March 1900 – 14 July 1924) was an English footballer who played as a full-back, having been converted from centre-forward early in his career. Born in Walsall, he played for both Walsall and Manchester United. He died in a motorcycle accident in 1924.
Radford began his career as a schoolboy playing as a centre-forward, and was twice capped for the England Schoolboys team in 1914. He began his senior career with Walsall in the Birmingham & District League before signing for Manchester United in May 1920. However, he was unable to break into either the first team or the reserves as a forward, so he was tried out at right-back for much of the 1920–21 Central League season. With the reserves having won the Central League title that year, Radford was given his first-team debut in the final game of the 1920–21 Football League season – a 3–0 win at home to Derby County on 7 May 1921.
Radford became Manchester United’s regular right-back for the 1921–22 season, playing in 26 of their 42 league matches; however, he was unable to prevent them from finishing bottom of the First Division with the worst defensive record in the division. The following season, he missed just eight league matches, and scored his first goal for Manchester United in a 2–1 home win over Blackpool on 7 April 1923. He missed a further 12 matches in 1923–24, including the last eight games of the season, which he missed due to suspension, having been sent off in a match against Nelson in March 1924. He never played for Manchester United again as he was killed in a motorcycle accident in Wolverhampton in July 1924. His last game for the club came in a 1–1 draw away to Hull City on 22 March 1924.

Walsall Born Player 66. Ted Price

Personal information
Full name Edward Price
Date of birth 13 June 1883
Place of birth Walsall, England

Date of death 29 December 1967 (aged 84)
Place of death Isleworth, England

Height 5 ft 9.5 in (1.77 m)
Playing position Goalkeeper

Senior career
Years                                                 Team                                  Apps        (Gls)
                                                        Richmond Villa
                                                Royal Army Medical Corps
1906–1908                              Aldershot Depot
1908–1909                                       Walsall                                    24        (0)
1909–1911                                       Stockport County                      34       (0)
1911–1912                                        Croydon Common                   42       (0)
1912–1920                                         Brentford                              210       (0)
1917–1918                                         Wilkinsons                                (guest)
1920–1921                                     Queens Park Rangers                  7        (0)
Ted Price was an English football goalkeeper who appeared in the Football League for Stockport County and Queens Park Rangers. He made over 200 appearances for Brentford and played for the Southern League representative team.
A goalkeeper, Price began his career at Richmond Villa and played for the Medical Corps and Aldershot Depot representative sides while serving in the British Army. While with Aldershot, he won the 1907 cup for best all-round sportsman at the barracks. He returned to his native West Midlands to join hometown Birmingham & District League side Walsall in October 1908, staying with the club for ten months, making 24 appearances in goal.
Price earned a move to the Football League in August 1909, signing for Division Two side Stockport County. He made just three appearances during the 1909/10 season, but established himself in the first team the following year, making 34 appearances. Price departed the club at the end of the 1910/11 season, having made 37 appearances during his two seasons at Edgeley Park.
Pride moved to London and dropped back into non-league football to sign for Southern League Division Two side Croydon Common in 1911. He represented the team in both the Southern League and the London Combination, making 18 and 24 appearances respectively. Price left the club at the end of the 1911/12 season, having made 46 appearances for the Robins.
Price joined Southern League Division One side Brentford in 1912. He had a poor 1912/13 season, conceding the goals which saw the Bees relegated to Division Two. He was a part of the Brentford side which challenged for promotion in the1913/14 and 1914/15 seasons, before competitive football was suspended in 1915 after the outbreak of the First World War the previous year. Price continued to play for Brentford through the war, appearing in the London Combination and helping the team win the title in the 1918/19 season. He was awarded a testimonial against Millwall in September 1919 and with the resumption of competitive football, Price returned to Southern League action for the 1919/20 season. He departed Griffin Park in the summer of 1920, having made over 200 appearances for Brentford.
During the 1917/18 season, Price joined London Munitions League side Wilkinsons as a guest.
Price returned to league football in 1920, signing for Division Three South side Queens Park Rangers. He made seven appearances during the 1920/21 season and retired from football.
Price played for the Southern League representative side in a match against their Irish League counterparts in November 1919.
Price spent many years in the British Army, spending five years in South Africa with the South Staffordshire Regiment. He served in the Boer War and won the Queen’s South Africa Medal. After suffering an injury, he transferred to the Army Medical Corps. After leaving the army, Price settled in Isleworth.

Walsall Born Player 64. Richard Taundry

Richard Taundry

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Personal information
Full name Richard Daniel Taundry

Date of birth 15 February 1989 (age 25)
Place of birth Walsall, England

Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Defender / Midfielder

Club information
Current team Solihull Moors

Senior career
Years                                                            Team                    Apps             (Gls)
2007–2013                                                 Walsall                     169               (3)
2013                                                         Pelsall Villa                   ?               (2)
2013–2014                                             Worcester City                17              (0)
2014–                                                     Solihull Moors               18               (0)

Richard Daniel Taundry (born 15 February 1989 in Walsall, England) is a professional footballer who currently plays for Conference North side Solihull Moors, where he plays as both a defender and a midfielder. He is perhaps best known for making 192 appearances for Walsall, the club at which he started his career.
Taundry is a versatile player who can play in a number of positions including right back, right midfield and left back. He progressed through the centre of excellence and youth team at Walsall. He played as a full back the majority of the time in his younger days in the youth and reserves, however when he made the step-up to the first team he was played in midfield while also standing in at left-back on a number of occasions.
Taundry failed to break into the first team during Walsall’s title winning 2006–07 season, however he was involved in the youth team’s success, despite suffering injuries which kept him out for the majority of the season. Walsall youth team managed to complete an impressive league and cup double.
Taundry made the break through into Walsall’s first team during the 2007–08 campaign where manager, Richard Money handed him his debut after coming on as a late substitute for Ishmel Demontagnac in the 82nd minute against Luton Townon 17 November 2007. He then went on to make 22 league and cup appearances for the club in a number of positions including left back and central midfield.
During the 2008–09 season, Taundry had a new manager to impress, Jimmy Mullen, who replaced Money, who quit the club towards the end of the 2007–08 campaign.
He was offered a new contract by the club on 10 May 2010. Taundry signed a new one-year contract with Walsall on 6 July 2012.
On 9 May 2013, Taundry was released by Walsall along with George Bowerman, Connor Taylor, Aaron Williams and Jake Jones.
Taundry joined local club Pelsall Villa on 5 August 2013 in a bid to keep fit whilst on the lookout for a new club. He registered as a player, allowing him to play in competitive matches for the Midland Combination Premier Division club. His first appearance came as a second-half substitute in a 3–1 loss to Bolehall Swifts on 7 August. He scored his first goal for Pelsall Villa on 22 August 2013, the winner in a 4–3 victory against Coventry Copsewood. He scored again for the club in a win against Pilkington XXX. In September 2013, following his period at Pelsall Villa, Taundry signed for Conference North side Worcester City, joining up with former Walsall teammate Aaron Williams. He went on to make a total of 26 appearances for Worcester in the 2013–14 season, 17 of which came in the Conference North. He also scored once for the club, in a 4–0 home win overCoventry Sphinx in the FA Cup on 28 September 2013.
After losing his place in the team to recent signing Aaron Brown in a move that saw an upturn in Worcester’s league form, Taundry submitted a transfer request.
Taundry joined Solihull Moors on 7 February 2014.

Walsall Born Player 63.

Joe Pointon
Personal information
Full name Joseph Pointon

Date of birth 1905

Place of birth Leek, Staffordshire, England

Date of death 1939 (aged 33–34)

Place of death Leek, Staffordshire, England

Playing position Forward

Youth career
Leek Wesleyans
Leek National
Senior career
Years                                      Team                Apps             (Gls)
                                         Congleton Town         ?                  ?
                                         Stoke City                    ?                 ?
1923–1926                        Port Vale                  10                (0)
                                         Luton Town                 ?                 ?
                                    Brighton & Hove Albion    ?                 ?
 1928-1930                      Torquay United             ?                 16+
                                         Bristol Rovers              ?                ?
                                                        Total          10+              (0+)

Joseph “Joe” Pointon (1905–1939) was an English footballer who played as a forward.
Pointon played for non-league football for Leek Wesleyans, Leek National, and Congleton Town, before signing with Stoke City. He did not feature for the “Potters” however, and so crossed the Potteries divide to join Port Vale as an amateur in April 1923. He played six consecutive Second Division games during the 1923–24 season, filling in for the regular number 7 Jack Lowe. He played four games during the 1925–26 season, but was released upon its conclusion. He moved on to Luton Town, Brighton & Hove Albion, Torquay United, Bristol Rovers and Walsall. He was Torquay’s top scorer during the 1929–30 Third Division South season, with sixteen goals.

He died young in 1939, in his native Leek.