Walsall player 188.William Clark “Willie” Davie


William Clark “Willie” Davie (7 January 1925 – 1996) was a Scottish professional footballer, who played for a number of Scottish (St Mirraen)and English( Luton,Huddersfield and Walsall) football clubs during the 1940s and 1950s.

He may have played for other teams, but I do not know!.

SENIOR CAREER
YEARS Team Apps (Gls)
1947-1950 St. Mirren 50 (4)
1950-1951 Luton Town 42 (11)
1951-1957 Huddersfield Town 113 (16)
1957-1958 Walsall 7 (0)

Walsall player 187. Colin Cramb


Colin Cramb (born 23 June 1974 in Lanark) is a Scottish former professional footballer and coach who played as aforward from 1991 and 2009.
He notably played for Hamilton Academical, Doncaster Rovers, Bristol City and Stirling Albion. Cramb also had spells with Southampton, Falkirk, Hearts, Walsall, Crewe Alexandra, Notts County, Bury, Fortuna Sittard, Shrewsbury Town, Grimsby Town, Stenhousemuir and East Stirlingshire. Cramb is the only player to have played in all four divisions in both England and Scotland.

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Cramb began his career as a junior with Hamilton Academical, playing 53 times before a transfer to Southampton in June 1993 for a fee of £60,000. He made one Premiership appearance at The Dell, against Everton as a substitute, but enjoyed a good season in the reserves before joining Falkirk in August 1994 for a fee of £50,000.
He moved to Heart of Midlothian in March 1995, Hearts paying £45,000 for Cramb plus Maurice Johnston going in the opposite direction. He played six times for Hearts before a £25,000 move to Doncaster Rovers where he became a regular goalscorer, scoring 25 times in just 62 games to earn a £125,000 move to Bristol City in August 1997. He was a regular in his first season at Ashton Gate when he helped the club gain promotion to the first division (now known as the Championship), but was out of favour in the 1998–99 season due to the form of Ade Akinbiyi andSøren Andersen. In February 1999, Cramb spent a month on loan with Walsall and moved to Crewe Alexandra in August 1999 for a fee of £250,000.
Cramb had loan spells with Notts County (September 2000) and Bury (February–May 2001) before leaving Crewe on a Bosman to join Dutch premier side Fortuna Sittard in June 2001. He played well in the Netherlands but sustained a cruciate ligament injury in March 2002. The club were later relegated and at the start of the following season they hit financial problems and were forced to release players. Cramb returned to Scotland to recover and regain his fitness, training with Hamilton Academical and featuring in reserve games as a trialist forLivingston and St. Johnstone.
In January 2003, Cramb returned to England, joining Bury until the end of the season. In July 2003 Cramb signed for Shrewsbury Town, scoring 12 times in 35 games before joining Grimsby Town in September 2004. He struggled to establish himself at Blundell Park and returned to his first club, Hamilton Academical in January 2005. He is the only Hamilton player to have scored in the first team at old Douglas Park and New Douglas Park.
In June 2005 he joined Stenhousemuir, scoring 16 times in just 27 league games as Stenhousemuir battled, unsuccessfully, to gain promotion from the Scottish Third Division. He left Stenhousemuir in July 2006 to join Stirling Albion, his 15th professional football club. Cramb was released at the end of the 2007–08 season, after which he signed for East Stirlingshire. Cramb left East Stirlingshire at the end of season 2008–09 and retired from pro football at 35. In season 2009–10 he turned out in frequent charity matches for the Hearts veterans and charity XI alongside players like Gary Mackay, John Robertson and Jose Quitongo. He has also turned out for his local amateur side on occasion.
Cramb currently resides in Bristol, and after completing his coaching badges he is now a registered football coach.

SENIOR CAREER
YEARS Team Apps (Gls)
1991–1993 Hamilton Academical 48 (10)
1993–1994 Southampton 1 (0)
1994–1995 Falkirk 8 (1)
1995 Heart of Midlothian 6 (1)
1995–1997 Doncaster Rovers 62 (25)
1997–1999 Bristol City 54 (10)
1999  Walsall (loan) 4 (4)
1999–2001 Crewe Alexandra 50 (10)
2000  Notts County (loan) 3 (0)
2001  Bury (loan) 15 (5)
2001–2003 Fortuna Sittard 23 (5)
2003  Bury (loan) 19 (3)
2003–2004 Shrewsbury Town 37 (12)
2004–2005 Grimsby Town 11 (2)
2005 Hamilton Academical 9 (2)
2005–2006 Stenhousemuir 27 (16)
2006–2008 Stirling Albion 53 (18)
2008–2009 East Stirlingshire 20 (9)
TOTAL 447 (124)

Walsall player 186. Steve Corica


Stephen Christopher Corica born 24 March 1973 in Innisfail, Australia) is a former Australian football (soccer) player and coach of Sydney’s National Youth League side. A technically gifted and skillful player playing primarily as an attacking midfielder, he is very versatile, able to play both centrally or out wide, or even pushed up as a second striker. He announced his retirement from professional football on 16 February 2010 due to injury.

Corica started playing football in his home town of Innisfail, in Far North Queensland and joining the elite player program at the Australian Institute of Sport in 1990.] On completion of the scholarship he signed with Marconi-Fairfield in the now defunct National Soccer League. In his first NSL season he made just three starts, but developed to a regular selection in following years. In 1992/93 he helped Marconi to a grand final win and was named Under 21 Player of the Year. The next two years were less successful for the Marconi and in 1995, Corica sought a career move to Europe.
Corica signed with Leicester City in the English First Division. He debuted for the club on 12 August 1995 and scored in a 2–1 win. Adding to his tally was harder to come by for following games, and in February, Corica and fellow Australian Zeljko Kalac were signed by their former Leicester manager Mark McGhee forWolverhampton Wanderers in a joint £1.75 million deal (the component for Corica was £1.1m). Kalac was unable to gain a work permit for Wolves and returned to Australia, but Corica remained. In four-and-a-half seasons at Wolves, Corica made over 100 appearances, although hampered by a series of knee injuries.
Corica left Wolves in 2000, moving to Japan with J. League Division 1 side Sanfrecce Hiroshima for two season, then returning to England at Walsall. In September 2004, unable to work his way into the first team, Walsall agreed to release him.
He finally decided to return home to Australia after spending 10 years abroad, joining new A-League club Sydney FC. It was a shaky start to the new competition for Corica, sent off in Sydney’s third A-League match against Newcastle for a dangerous foul. After serving a one match suspension, he repaid the club scoring just five minutes in against Queensland Roar, and following up with a second goal later in the match. Corica retained a place in the side for much of the year as Sydney progressed to the Grand Final. A set-up from Dwight Yorke in the second half, gave Corica the only goal in Sydney FC’s 1–0 victory over the Central Coast Mariners to help the team win the inaugural A-League Championship.
He remained with the club in 2006/07 and played a key role in Sydney’s 2007 Asian Champions League campaign, scoring four goals in six matches. He is still at Sydney for the 2007/08 season. On 1 April 2008 he signed a 1 year contract to remain at Sydney, and given his age is possible he will retire afterward. Corica had a great start to the 2008–09 A-League Season after scoring a double in the Round 2 match against Central Coast Mariners.
He became Sydney’s highest goalscorer after overtaking Sasho Petrovski’s former record of 14, with a Penalty in Sydney’s 5–2 thrashing of Perth Glory. He became Sydney’s 3rd player to reach 100 professional games for the club, with their 2–1 loss to Perth Glory on 19 November 2008 at Members Equity Stadium. On 11 February 2010 he announced his retirement at the end of the season.[]
On the final day of the regular season in the 2009/10 season against Melbourne Victory, Corica limped off in the 20th minute due to hamstring problems. Sydney went on to win the game 2–0 and claimed the Premiership. After later examination of his injury, it was discovered that he had torn his hamstring muscle and required surgery thus ending his season. He then announced his full retirement from professional football.
Corica has represented Australia at all youth (U17, U20, U23) and at national team level, the first Australian to achieve the feat.
He represented Australia at the FIFA U-17 World Championship in Scotland in 1989. Although his team finished last in a very tough group, he did have his moments, such as scoring against Brazil in a 3–1 loss. In 1991, he was selected for the FIFA World Youth Championship in Portugal, where Australia performed remarkably well and reached the semi finals before losing to the hosts. He then went on to play in two Olympic Games football tournament, the first being the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona, where Australia made another impressive run to the semi finals, this time falling to Poland at the pemultimate stage. Four years later, he was part of the 1996 Olympics team in Atlanta. He was part of a generation of Australian players (including Paul Okon, Ned Zelic, Mark Bosnich and Zeljko Kalac) dubbed the “Golden Generation”.
On 16 April 1993 Corica was given his full national team debut by Eddie Thomson (former national coach) against Kuwait in a friendly match in Singapore. He then went on to play for the national team, earning over 40 caps (some in non-‘A’ internationals) and scoring 6 goals including appearances at the 1997 and 2001 Confederations Cups. After a five year absence from the national team, he appeared in an Asia Cup qualifier against Kuwait on 16 August 2006 as one of eight Sydney FC players called up to the national team.
Corica took over as coach for the Sydney FC National Youth League team from the 2010–11 season.
It was announced in July 2011, that Corica would become one of two Assistant Coaches to Manager Vitezslav Lavicka, along with Ian Crook, who was the assistant coach at Sydney FC, under Pierre Littbarski during Sydney FC’s Inaugural season, in which they won the 05-06 Championship.
In 2012, Corica acted as caretaker coach of Sydney FC, after the resignation of Ian Crook and until the hiring of replacement Frank Farina.

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YOUTH CAREER
Innisfail United
1990 AIS
SENIOR CAREER
YEARS Team Apps (Gls)
1990–1995 Marconi Stallions 103 (14)
1995–1996 Leicester City 16 (2)
1996–2000 Wolverhampton Wanderers 100 (5)
2000–2001 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 43 (14)
2002–2004 Walsall 73 (9)
2005–2010 Sydney FC 106 (23)
TOTAL 441 (67)
NATIONAL TEAM
1989 Australia U-17 2 (1)
1990–1991 Australia U-20 6 (0)
1992–1996 Australia U-23 7 (0)
1993–2006 Australia 32 (5)
TEAMS MANAGED
2010– Sydney FC (Youth)
2011– Sydney FC (Asst.)
2012 Sydney FC (Caretaker)
 Steve Corica update.

In the 2013/2014 season Corica became Head Coach of the Sydney FC National Youth League once again guiding them to the Championship in a stellar season. He continued in this role in 2014/2015 but towards the end of the NYL season in which Sydney FC finished fourth he was drafted into the role of Assistant Coach to Graham Arnold with the Sky Blues A-League team where they finished runners up in the Premiership and Grand Final. The 2015/2016 A-league season sees Corica continue as the Assistant Coach to Arnie on a full-time basis.

 

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Walsall player 185. David Coupland


David Copeland (born 2 April 1875 in Ayr–died 1931) was a professional footballer who played for Ayr Parkhouse, Walsall Town Swifts, Bedminster, Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea and Glossop North End.
Copeland a forward played for his local team Ayr Parkhouse before joining Walsall Town Swifts in 1893 where he featured in 76 matches and scoring on 19 occasions. After playing for Bedminster, Copeland joined Tottenham Hotspur where he was a member of the 1901 FA Cup winning side. He moved on to Chelsea in 1905 and featured in 26 matches and finding the net nine times. Copeland ended his career at Glossop North End where he made a further two appearances.

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SENIOR CAREER
YEARS Team Apps (Gls)
?–? Ayr Parkhouse ? (?)
1893–1897 Walsall Town Swifts 76 (19)
?–? Bedminster ? (?)
?–? Tottenham Hotspur ? (?)
1905–1906 Chelsea 26 (9)
1907–? Glossop North End 2 (0)

Walsall player 184. John Alexander Christie


• John Alexander Christie (26 September 1929 – 9 March 2014) was a football goalkeeper who played for Southampton F.C. for most of the 1950s.

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A product of the Scottish Highland Football League, Christie was born in Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire, and played as an amateur with Auchenblae and then transferred to the senior ranks with Highland Football League club Inverness Thistle. He left Inverness Thistle in May 1949 to join Ayr United in the Scottish Football League.
He came to the notice of Southampton’s manager Sid Cann whilst doing his National Service at Farnborough and in January 1951 he signed him for Southampton.
He made his debut for the “Saints” at Swansea Town on 3 February 1951 replacing first choice keeper Hugh Kelly. In1950–51 Southampton had problems with the goalkeeping position and in all used four different custodians (the others were Eddie Thomas and Len Stansbridge). He spent most of his time at The Dell jostling for the No. 1 shirt with Fred Kiernan until 1956, when Christie established himself as the first choice ‘keeper. In 1956–57 he played in all but the last two games of the season as Saints had the best defence in the Third Division South, but were unable to secure promotion, finishing in fourth place in the table.
He started the following season as first choice ‘keeper before losing his place to Brian Stevens after a 4-0 defeat at Port Vale on 16 September. Stevens retained the No. 1 shirt for ten games before Christie regained it, keeping it for the rest of the season. He continued into the following season until after a run of 50 league and cup games a knee injury forced him to give way to 19-year-old Tony Godfrey, who had come up through the ranks from the youth team. Although Christie regained the shirt in March for a further seven games, he made his final appearance for the Saints on 11 April 1959, away to Tranmere Rovers. After making 217 appearances for Southampton in just over 8 years, he moved to Walsall in June 1959.
At Walsall, he won a Football League Fourth Division championship medal in 1960 and the following season he was part of the team that gained a successive promotion to the Second Division.
In August 1962, he left Walsall and then had spells at Burton Albion and Rugby Town before retiring.
After retirement from football in 1964, he was a sales representative for Columbus Dixon industrial cleaners for 27 years, and then site supervisor at Henry Beaufort School in Winchester.
He died on 9 March 2014, aged 84.

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YOUTH CAREER
1947–1948 Auchenblae
SENIOR CAREER
YEARS Team Apps (Gls)
1948–1949 Inverness Thistle
1949–1951 Ayr United 19
1951–1959 Southampton 217
1959–1962 Walsall 102
1962–1963 Burton Albion  ?
1963–1964 Rugby Town  ?
TOTAL 338 (0)

Walsall player 183. Maurice Joseph John “Joe” Connor


Maurice Joseph John “Joe” Connor[ (26 September 1877 – 1934) was an Irish footballer who played as an inside right at both professional and international levels.
Maurice Joseph John Connor was born on 26 September 1877 in Philipstown, Ireland.
Connor played professionally in The Football League for West Bromwich Albion, Walsall, Bristol City, Woolwich Arsenal and Blackpool. Connor also played in the Southern League for Brentford, New Brompton, and Fulham, and in the Lancashire Combination for Colne. Connor also played in Scotland for Dundee Fereday and Gordon Highlanders and in Wales for Treharris Athletic.
Connor played at international level for Ireland, and participated at the 1903 British Home Championship.

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SENIOR CAREER
YEARS Team Apps (Gls)
Dundee Fereday ? (?)
Gordon Highlanders ? (?)
1898–1899 West Bromwich Albion 10 (0)
1899–1901 Walsall 48 (14)
1901–1902 Bristol City 25 (8)
1902 Woolwich Arsenal 14 (2)
1902–1903 Brentford 11 (3)
1903–1904 New Brompton 4 (0)
1904–1905 Fulham 11 (1)
1905 Colne ? (?)
1905 Blackpool 0 (0)
Treharris Athletic ? (?)
TOTAL 124 (28)
NATIONAL TEAM
1903–1904 Ireland 3 (1)

Walsall player 182. Alex Christie


• Alexander Gray “Alex” Christie (27 June 1896 – 22 May 1981) was a Scottish professional footballer who played as a half back for various clubs in the 1920s, spending most of his career in the Football League Third Division North with Rochdale.
• Christie was born in Glasgow and, after serving in the Royal Navy, started his football career with Hamilton Academicals. In 1919, he moved to England to join Reading, then playing in the Southern League, and remained with them for their first season in the Football League.
• In June 1921, he moved to Walsall for a season, before moving to the south coast to join Southampton of the Football League Second Division in May 1922. At The Dell, he was used mainly as cover for Bert Shelley and Alec Campbell. Described as “coolness personified”, he made his debut at right half in place of Campbell in a 2–1 victory at Manchester United on 3 March 1923, with Shelley moving to centre half. Christie retained his place for the next two matches before he was dropped in favour of Ted Hough. Although Christie made two further appearances in April, he spent the 1923–24 season on the retained list without any further first-team appearances.
• In July 1923, he was transferred to Norwich City where he spent a season in which he made five appearances, before moving on to Rochdale.
• At the Spotland Stadium, he became an established first-team player and over four years with Rochdale he made 137 league appearances.
• He wound up his career with a season at Exeter City before dropping down to non-league football with Aldershot.

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YOUTH CAREER
Royal Navy Barracks
SENIOR CAREER
YEARS Team Apps (Gls)
Hamilton Academicals
1919–1921 Reading 31 (1)
1921–1922 Walsall 30 (1)
1922–1924 Southampton 5 (0)
1924–1928 Rochdale 137 (5)
1928–1929 Exeter City 4 (0)
1929–19?? Aldershot