Walsall player 440. Colin James Robert “Jimmy” Murray


Colin James Robert “Jimmy” Murray (11 October 1935 – 27 September 2008) was an English footballer, who spent the majority of his league career with Wolverhampton Wanderers. Murray was signed up by Wolves as a youngster and turned professional in November 1953. He spent a few seasons in the reserves before he finally made his league debut on 12 November 1955 in a 2–0 win over Charlton Athletic.
He quickly established himself within the team that season, scoring 11 goals, and remained a prolific scorer for the club over the following seasons. In 1957/58, he was the leading goalscorer as the club captured the league title, which they retained the next season. Murray also won an FA Cup winners medal in 1960, as he played in the 3–0final win over Blackburn Rovers.
• His time at Molineux also saw him appearing in European games, and scoring against the likes of Barcelona. He finally left for Manchester City for £27,000 in November 1963 after scoring a total of 199 goals in 273 senior games, ending as leading goalscorer in three seasons.
• At Maine Road, the striker was part of the side that won promotion back to the top flight in 1965/66, before ending his league career at Third Division Walsall. He finished his playing days with two seasons at non-league Telford United, where he reached two successive FA Trophy finals (one victoriously).
• After ending his playing career, Murray ran a greengrocers in Tamworth and later worked for a contract car company. He died in Lichfield, where he had resided, on 27 September 2008 from prostate cancer, aged 72.

Senior career
Years                            Team                                          Apps   (Gls)
1955–1963                 Wolverhampton Wanderers           273  (199)
1963–1967                  Manchester City                               70  (43)
1967–1969                  Walsall                                             57  (13)
1969–1971                 Telford United                                    39  (19)
National team
1958–1959                  England under-23                               2   (2)

Walsall player 439. Derek Mountfield


Derek Mountfield (born 2 November 1962) is an English former footballer who played as a centre-back.
His time at top-flight clubs Everton and subsequently Aston Villa were where he gained most fame, as Everton enjoyed successful periods at this time. Aston Villa pushed for honours during the early 1990s.
After turning professional, Liverpool-born Mountfield spent a season-and-a-half at local club Tranmere Rovers before moving across the Mersey to play for Everton. He signed for £30,000 prior to the 1982–83 season.
A fast and strong defender, Mountfield was a composed footballer who could make important contributions at both ends of the pitch.
At Everton he formed a defensive partnership with fellow defender Kevin Ratcliffe and the club leapt to FA Cup glory in 1984 against Watford, followed by League Championship glory in 1984–85. Everton also reached the FA Cup final that season, and won the European Cup Winners Cup in Rotterdam. He also won another League Championship winners medal in 1987. In league matches, he scored an average of one goal every 5.6 matches – an incredible average for a defender. In one season he scored 14 goals in all competitions.
However, his first team chances became limited at Everton following the arrival of Dave Watson in August 1986, and injuries didn’t help his chances of first team football either.
After appearing in just nine out of 40 First Division games for Everton in 1987–88, a £400,000 fee took him to newly promoted Aston Villa in June 1988. He was a regular in the Villa defence for the next three years, helping secure their First Division survival in 1988–89. In 1989–90, it looked as though Mountfield would add another league title medal to the two he won with Everton, as Villa topped the First Division on several occasions, but eventually they finished second behind champions Liverpool.
However, the appointment of Ron Atkinson as Villa manager in June 1991 signalled a new era at Villa Park, and Mountfield was not part of Atkinson’s plans as he bought Shaun Teale to partner Paul McGrath in the centre of defence, and Mountfield made just two more appearances for Villa before joining Wolverhampton Wanderers in November 1991.

Derek Mountfield, Wolverhampton Wanderers

Derek Mountfield, Wolverhampton Wanderers

He stayed for three-and-a-half years, playing 80 league games, but after 1994 his career was spent outside the top two tiers of English football. He first spent a season withCarlisle United, helping them win promotion to Division Two as Division Three champions, before a brief spell at Northampton Town.
He then began a spell as player, coach and captain of West Midlands side, Walsall. Indeed, such was the measure of respect he was held in by many at the club, he was one of the favourites to replace Jan Sorensen as manager in the summer of 1998. However, the job went to former Aston Villa winger Ray Graydon, and Mountfield left the club to pursue his managerial ambitions.
His final club as a player was Scarborough, and he played six Division Three games for them late in the 1998–99 season, but was unable to prevent their relegation from the Football League. Mountfield was selected to participate in the 1984 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship. He made his début at Bramall Lane in the second leg of the final versus Spain which England won 2–0. England beat Spain 3–0 on aggregate. It was the only England U21 cap that Mountfield received.
He represented England at ‘B’ level later in his career.
In 2000, League of Ireland team Cork City appointed former Shelbourne boss Colin Murphy (footballer) as successor to local legend Dave Barry. Colin Murphy stayed for one Super Cup game before departing to Leicester City. In the lurch, facing a UEFA Cup tie in Lausanne, the club brought in Mountfield. Mountfield had a turbulent ride in his first managerial appointment, the team lacking consistency, goals and luck. After relative success in preceding seasons crowds again dwindled as the team struggled and the increasingly unpopular Mountfield was sacked in January, after just six months in charge and a 4–0 defeat at home to St Patrick’s Athletic. Liam Murphy took over and the team embarked on a 13-game unbeaten run that brought an Intertoto ticket and a tenth Munster Cup success. Mountfield is today remembered by some in Cork as a manager who was out of his depth and by others as a good manager who perhaps was ahead of his time – Cork City had not yet become a fully professional side and rumours abounded of Mountfield’s unpopularity with some of the older semi-pros in the squad. Cork would finally make the leap to professionalism in a few years, attaining the League title in 2005, with Mountfield’s first signing, goalkeeper Mick Devine an integral part of the side’s great defence which earned them the title.
Senior career
Years                     Team                             Apps (Gls)
1980–1982             Tranmere Rovers             26 (1)
1982–1988              Everton                          106 (19)
1988–1991              Aston Villa                        90 (9)
1991–1994               Wolves                            83 (4)
1994–1995               Carlisle United                 31 (3)
1995                         Northampton Town            4 (0)
1995–1998               Walsall                             99 (2)
1999                         Scarborough                      6 (0)
National team

1984                          England U21[1]                  1 (0)
Teams managed
1999                          Scarborough

2000–2001                 Cork City F.C.

Walsall player 438 Graham Moseley


Graham Moseley (born 16 November 1953 in Manchester) is a retired English professional footballer who played in the 1983 FA Cup Final with Brighton & Hove Albion. Beginning as an apprentice at Blackburn Rovers, Moseley also played for Derby County, Aston Villa, Walsall, Brighton & Hove Albion and Cardiff City

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Moseley A goalkeeper who sold caravans and owned properties in Brighton. He is a delivery driver for the post office in Chepstow. (unless someone out there knows if he’s changed that)

Youth career
Blackburn Rovers

Senior career
Years                          Team                                Apps          (Gls)
1971–1972                  Blackburn Rovers                  0            (0)
1972–1977                  Derby County                       32            (0)

1974                            Aston Villa (loan)                    3             (0)
1977                             Walsall (loan)                        3              (0)
1977–1986            Brighton & Hove Albion             189              (0)
1986–1988                    Cardiff City                          38               (0)
From Match Weekly in 1981/82:
Graham Moseley has emerged from a ‘nightmare’ six months under Alan Mullery to reclaim his place as Brighton’s number one goalkeeper.
Graham looked set to leave the Goldstone Ground after being dropped from the team last season and publicly blamed by manager Mullery for Brighton’s poor League position. He was banished to the reserves and replaced by £150,000 Fulham reserve Perry Digweed.
“Last season was a nightmare for me. I fully expected to leave Brighton because I saw no future for me there. It hurt the way Alan treated me – I felt it was very unfair. He never gave me a chance. There was no way I could play for him again so I put in a transfer request and was set to go. I wouldn’t have minded being dropped if he had told me first. Instead he blasted me in the press. He even stopped my first team bonus money and made me stay at home when the squad went on an end of season tour. Confidence was at a very low ebb but Alan never made any effort to comfort me. Playing in the reserves was like being unemployed. All I could do was play well and hope that someone would buy me.
When Alan Mullery resigned as Brighton boss in the summer of 1981, Mike Bailey’s arrival gave Moseley a second chance:
“I went to see Mike as soon as he arrived because I was still on the transfer list. He told me that all slates were clean and that I’d get a chance to prove myself. There’s a new confidence in the side this season and that’s been reflected in our start to the campaign. Mike has brought in some very good players and competition for places is fiercer than it’s ever been before. We’ve got to establish ourselves in the First Division and I think we’re capable of finishing in the top half of the table. On a personal note, it’s tremendous to be playing for a manager who’s willing to help me. Mike Bailey has given back my will to play.”
By the end of the season, Moseley had re-established himself at the club, playing 30 League games with Brighton in 13th spot in Division One, their highest ever finish.

Walsall player 437 Kieron Morris


Kieron Morris (born 3 June 1994) is an English footballer who plays for Walsall.
Morris was born in Hereford and grew up in Leominster, Herefordshire. Part of the Hereford United Centre of Excellence, he played youth football for local club Leominster Minors before being spotted by Manchester United’s scouting network. Morris trialled with Manchester United frequently over a few years, but a contract offer never materialised. He eventually began his career with Walsall and made his professional debut on 28 August 2013 in a 3–1 defeat against Stoke City in the Football League Cup.

Walsall E & S

Walsall E & S

During the 2012–13 season Morris spent time on loan at Conference North club Worcester City, making eight appearances and scoring one goal, and the following season he had a loan spell at Leamington, where he played four league games. In January 2014 Morris, along with fellow Walsall youth prospects Matt Preston and Danny Griffiths joined up with Icelandic side ÍBV—managed by former Walsall player Sigurður Ragnar Eyjólfsson—on trial. All three played in a 2–1 loss against Stjarnan in a pre-season tournament, but were not taken on by ÍBV and subsequently returned to Walsall.
Morris joined Wrexham on loan until the end of the season on 30 January 2015. During his loan spell with the Red Dragons, he was impressive as he scored a brace in Wrexham’s FA Trophy Semi Final 2nd leg victory over Torquay United on 28 February 2015 as well as the winning goal in the cross border derby against Chester on 7 March 2015.

Youth career
Leominster Minors
Hereford United

Manchester United

Walsall

Senior career
Years                              Team                                      Apps (Gls)
2013–                              Walsall                                   14        (1)
2013                                Worcester City (loan)              8        (1)
2013–2014                      Leamington (loan)                    4        (0)
2015                                Wrexham (loan)                       9        (2)

Walsall player 436. Geoffrey “Geoff” Morris


Geoffrey “Geoff” Morris (8 February 1949 – 16 February 2015) was an English footballer who played for Walsall, Shrewsbury Town, Bangor City, Port Vale, Kidderminster Harriers, and Brisbane Lions (Australia). A winger, he scored 58 goals in 305 league games in an 11-year career in the Football League. He won promotion out of the Fourth Division with Shrewsbury Town in 1974–75.
Born at Great Barr, West Bromwich, Morris began his career in 1964 at Walsall, who finished ninth in the Third Division in 1965–66 under the stewardship of Ray Shaw. He became the youngest player in the club’s history when he made his debut against Peterborough United in September 1965 aged 16 years and 218 days. The “Saddlers” then finished 12th in 1966–67 and seventh in 1967–68. New boss Bill Moore took the club to 13th in 1968–69, 12th in 1969–70, 20th in 1970–71, and ninth in 1971–72. Morris left the club after a 17th-place finish in 1972–73. He scored 35 goals in 177 league games at Fellows Park.
He moved on to Maurice Evans’s Shrewsbury Town, who were relegated into the Fourth Division in 1973–74. The “Shrews” then won immediate promotion with a second-place finish in 1974–75 under the stewardship of rookie manager Alan Durban. He scored nine goals in 75 league games at Gay Meadow.
He spent time in the Northern Premier League with Bangor City, before he was signed by Port Vale manager Roy Sproson for a £200 fee in August 1975. He was unable to make an impact for the “Valiants” in the 1975–76 season, making 15 Third Division and two FA Cup appearances, scoring one goal in a 1–1 draw with Brighton & Hove Albion at Vale Park on 6 September.
He was given a free transfer in May 1976 and moved on to Kidderminster Harriers. He helped Harriers to an eighth-place finish in Division One North of the Southern League in 1976–77.
He left Aggborough and moved to Australia to score 13 goals in 38 National Soccer League games for Brisbane Lions in 1977 and 1978.
Morris died on 16 February 2015 at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital after a short illness, aged 66. His funeral took place at Shrewsbury Crematorium on 5 March.

Personal information
Full name Geoffrey Morris
Date of birth 8 February 1949
Place of birth West Bromwich, England
Date of death 16 February 2015 (aged 66)
Playing position Left-Winger
Youth career
1964–1965 Walsall
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1965–1973 Walsall 177 (35)
1973–1975 Shrewsbury Town 75 (9)
1975 Bangor City
1975–1976 Port Vale 15 (1)
1976–1977 Kidderminster Harriers
1977–1978 Brisbane Lions 38 (13)
Total 305+ (58+)