Walsall player 167. Mathieu Manset


Mathieu Manset (born 5 August 1989) is a French footballer who plays as a centre forward, who is currently playing forConsolat Marseille



Manset was born in Metz and started his career in his native France with Le Havre AC. In the 2007–08 season he managed to break into the reserve side, who played in the Championnat de France amateur, the fourth tier of French football. He went on to play eleven league matches and score one goal for the side during the campaign. In the following season, Manset played a further 12 games for Le Havre Réserve but failed get on the scoresheet. His last appearance for Le Havre came in the 2–1 win over Paris Saint-Germain Réserve at the Parc des Princes on 8 May 2009.
Manset was released by Le Havre in the summer of 2009 and was recommended to Football League Two side Hereford United by Guy Ipoua. After a successful trial, he joined Hereford on a free transfer. His debut in English football came in the second round of the Football League Trophy where he featured as a substitute in the last 20 minutes of the game at home to Aldershot Town and scored a late goal to put the Bulls into a 2–1 lead. However, Aldershot quickly equalised and sent the game to a penalty shoot out, which Hereford won 4–3. Manset scored what turned out to be the decisive penalty with a powerful strike into the top left corner of the goal.
In the first round of the FA Cup, in the 2–0 win against Sutton United, Manset put Hereford in the lead after six minutes. However, after half an hour of play he was red carded for violent conduct after he reacted badly to a challenge by Alan Paulton. His first goal in League Two came in the 3–1 away win at Northampton Town on 1 December 2009. In late 2010 Manset enjoyed a run of goalscoring form under new manager Jamie Pitman, and was linked with a number of clubs from the Championship.
Manset signed for Championship team Reading for an undisclosed fee on a two-and-a-half-year contract on 21 January 2011. Manset made his debut for Reading on 22 January 2011, coming on as a substitute just 21 hours after signing for the club. On 1 February 2011, he scored his first goal for Reading after again coming on as a substitute, scoring what had looked to be an injury-time winner in the 2–2 draw at Cardiff City. On 4 February 2011, Manset came off the bench against league leaders Queens Park Rangers. On 19 March 2011, Manset came off the bench against Barnsley to score the winning goal in the 71st minute to keep Reading’s promotion push alive. Manset made his first start against Nottingham Forest on 9 February 2011 in a 4–3 win. On 6 August 2011, Manset came on as a sub for Noel Hunt and scored two goals in three minutes to rescue a 2–2 draw for Reading against Millwall. His first was a 25-yard rocket and his second was a header from Jimmy Kebe’s cross. Manset scored his fifth goal for Reading with a back-heel in the last minute of extra time in a 3–2 win over Bristol City.
In 2011–12 season, Manset made six starts and scored two goals. In the last day of the transfer window, Crawley Town manager Steve Evans revealed that he had tried to sign Manset on a last minute deal only to be rejected. Reading manager Brian McDermott prepared to loan out Manset to afford him regular first-team football. He subsequently signed for Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua on loan until 30 June. He scored his first goal for Shenhua on 27 May 2012 during Shenhua’s 2–1 victory at home against Guizhou Renhe. Manset scored 1 goal in 9 appearances for Shenhua.
On 13 July 2012, Manset moved from Reading to Sion on a 3-year contract for an undisclosed fee. Manset made his debut for Sion coming on as a second half substitute and scoring the only goal from the penalty spot in a 1–0 victory over Servette. On 4 September 2012, Manset was suspended by Sion for 3 weeks after being found in the early hours of the morning in a Lausanne nightclub the day before Sion’s game away to FC Zürich.
He made his first appearance for Sion since this suspension against FC Zürich on 30 September.
On 6 January, Manset announced through Twitter that his contract with Sion was terminated due to “irreconcilable differences”.
Following his departure from Sion he had trials at both Barnsley and Sheffield Wednesday, though neither club followed up on their interest. After another brief trial, he joined Carlisle United on 8 March until the end of the season, although the signing was delayed for two weeks waiting for international clearance. Manset finally made his debut against Yeovil Town on 23 March, coming on as a second half substitute and helping Carlisle earn a 3–3 draw with an injury time assist. He made a further six appearances, all as a substitute, before being released at the end of the season following the expiry of his contract.
Manset signed a one-year deal with Coventry City on 7 August 2013 despite Coventry being under a transfer embargo. Having not played for the first team since October, his contract was terminated by mutual consent in January 2014.
On 7 January 2014, Manset signed a 1,5 year contract with Antwerp. His contract was terminated by mutual consent at the end of the season.
On 26 August 2014, following a successful trial, Manset signed a 1 year contract with Walsall.

Mathieu

Coventry City: Steven Pressley on why Mathieu Manset failed to make his mark with the Sky Blues

The Beast returns with the Saddlers to take on the Sky Blues tomorrow with Pressley telling the 25-year-old to “knuckle down and fulfil his potential”

Mathieu Manset after scoring his last gasp equaliser
Mathieu Manset after scoring his only goal for City

Steven Pressley may be more preoccupied with coaching his players to cope with the Ricoh Arena pitch than the threat of the returning Mathieu Manset with Walsall tomorrow.

The prolific form of Callum Wilson and Leon Clarke meant Coventry City fans never got to see ‘The Beast’ at his best – hardly at all, in fact, as the striker threw an almighty strop that was more Le Sulk than Incredible Hulk.

He just couldn’t get his head around the fact that he wasn’t getting a sniff of a start for the Sky Blues at a time the team boasted the hottest front two in the division.

He did himself no favours with his bleating and was promptly bombed, Pressley was so incensed with his attitude and work ethic in training and the Under-21s that the Sky Blues travelled to Hartlepool without a recognised senior striker in their ranks when his first choice dynamic duo were out, prepared to risk City’s progress in the FA Cup rather than give the Frenchman the opportunity to redeem himself.

Not surprisingly, his contract was terminated by “mutual consent” in January, not for the first time in his career and, as his next move to Royal Antwerp proved, not for the last.As returning players go, the 25-year-old has, perhaps, more reason than most to prove a point.

Mathieu Manset

Mathieu Manset was soon on his bike

So if Pressley was in his opposite number’s shoes tomorrow, would he give Manset licence to wreak revenge.“I went to see them a couple of weeks ago and he was a used sub that day,” said the City boss of the bustling centre-forward who has started just four league games for the Saddlers, going on nine times as a sub and scoring one goal.

“I wouldn’t use him because they have taken ten points from a possible 12 with him out of the team, so I would imagine Dean Smith would go with the players who have served him extremely well of late.”

Pressley revealed: “Mathieu was one of those who didn’t adhere to the standards I expect at this club. That’s not to say I don’t wish him all the best wherever he goes but, certainly here, he didn’t reach the standards.

“He’s a player who now has a history of being at a lot of clubs in a short space of time and he needs to knuckle down and really find his home and fulfil his potential.”

He added: “He’s got great physical attributes and that’s what attracted me to him in the first place but he has got other parts to his game – the work ethic – that he must improve. And he’s still got time to do that.”

The jury is clearly still out at Walsall where many feel it’s a case of one step forward, two steps back.

Smith admitted: “He probably will be frustrated but he was not good enough against Shrewsbury and hence did not play against Fleetwood.

“He lost his shirt and it is up to him now to go and get that shirt back. It is the same for all the other players. That is what this football club is all about. You have to go out and work hard first and foremost and keep the shirt. If you do that you can go home at night and can be pleased with your contribution.

Mathieu Manset still wearing his Sky Blues shirt

Mathieu Manset was pictured still wearing his Sky Blues shirt back in May

”With one of the meanest defences in League One, conceding just five goals at home and 11 away – somewhat balanced by the fact that they’ve only scored 15 – Pressley will be more concerned with how his forwards are going to unlock the door rather than what Manset might or might not do.

Certainly, the stats suggest that if Walsall get their noses in front it’s invariably game over.

Although they took the lead at Oldham last month and ended up losing 2-1, that was the first time they’d lost a league game after taking the initiative in almost two years – the previous time being their 5-1 thumping at the Ricoh in December 2012.

“They have hit a really good vein of form,” said Pressley of the side that have a top-two defence but bottom-four attack.

“They are the first team to beat Fleetwood up there for the last nine months so they’re a good side and a team that don’t concede many goals. They have one of the best defensive records in the league, so it will be a real test

“It’s a derby game and that gives added spice, so it’s a really good game for us and one we’re really looking forward to.”

Mathieu Manset
Personal information
Full name Mathieu Manset
Date of birth 5 August 1989 (age 27)
Place of birth Metz, France
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Consolat Marseille
Youth career
Le Havre
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2009 Le Havre 0 (0)
2009–2011 Hereford United 50 (10)
2011–2012 Reading 28 (5)
2012  Shanghai Shenhua (loan) 9 (1)
2012–2013 FC Sion 5 (1)
2013 Carlisle United 7 (0)
2013–2014 Coventry City 9 (1)
2014 Royal Antwerp 11 (3)
2014–2015 Walsall 19 (0)
2015 Cheltenham Town 12 (0)
2015 Slavia Sofia 9 (1)
2016– Consolat Marseille 0 (0)

EFL Managers for 2016-17


1 Paul Tisdale Exeter City 06/06 League Two
2 Karl Robinson Milton Keynes Dons 05/10 League One
3 Paul Hurst Grimsby Town 03/11 League Two
4 Jim Bentley Morecambe 05/11 League Two
5 Steve Davis Crewe Alexandra 11/11 League Two
6 Gareth Ainsworth Wycombe Wanderers 09/12 League Two
7 Neal Ardley AFC Wimbledon 10/12 League One
8 Mick McCarthy Ipswich Town 11/12 Championship
9 Keith Hill Rochdale 01/13 League One
10 Simon Grayson Preston North End 02/13 Championship
11 Phil Brown Southend United 03/13 League One
12 David Flitcroft Bury 12/13 League One
13 Martin Allen Barnet 03/14 League Two
14 Darrell Clarke Bristol Rovers 03/14 League One
15 Micky Mellon Shrewsbury Town 05/14 League One
16 Michael Appleton Oxford United 07/14 League One
17 John Coleman Accrington Stanley 09/14 League Two
18 Keith Curle Carlisle United 09/14 League Two
19 Gary Rowett Birmingham City 10/14 Championship
20 Adam Murray Mansfield Town 11/14 League Two
21 Chris Hughton Brighton & Hove Albion 12/14 Championship
22 Alex Neil Norwich City 01/15 Championship
23 Justin Edinburgh Gillingham 02/15 League One
24 Tony Mowbray Coventry City 03/15 League One
25 Neil Harris Millwall 03/15 League One
26 Gary Johnson Cheltenham Town 03/15 League Two
27 Gary Caldwell Wigan Athletic 04/15 Championship
28 Paul Cook Portsmouth 05/15 League Two
29 Derek Adams Plymouth Argyle 06/15 League Two
30 Carlos Carvalhal Sheffield Wednesday 06/15 Championship
31 Darren Ferguson Doncaster Rovers 10/15 League Two
32 David Wagner Huddersfield Town 11/15 Championship
33 Shaun Derry Cambridge United 11/15 League Two
34 Dean Smith Brentford 11/15 Championship
35 Darren Way Yeovil Town 12/15 League Two
36 Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink Queens Park Rangers 12/15 Championship
37 Nigel Clough Burton Albion 12/15 Championship
38 Danny Wilson Chesterfield 12/15 League One
39 Slavisa Jokanovic Fulham 12/15 Championship
40 Luke Williams Swindon Town 12/15 League One
41 Nathan Jones Luton Town 01/16 League Two
42 Warren Feeney Newport County 01/16 League Two
43 Darren Sarll Stevenage 02/16 League Two
44 Lee Johnson Bristol City 02/16 Championship
45 Paul Heckingbottom Barnsley 02/16 Championship
46 Craig Hignett Hartlepool United 02/16 League Two
47 Jon Whitney Walsall 03/16 League One
48 Rafael Benitez Newcastle United 03/16 Championship
49 Graham Alexander Scunthorpe United 03/16 League One
50 Andy Hessenthaler Leyton Orient 04/16 League Two
51 Grant McCann Peterborough United 04/16 League One
52 Dermot Drummy Crawley Town 04/16 League Two
53 John McGreal Colchester United 05/16 League Two
54 Chris Wilder Sheffield United 05/16 League One
55 Paul Trollope Cardiff City 05/16 Championship
56 Rob Page Northampton Town 05/16 League One
57 John Sheridan Notts County 05/16 League Two
58 Nigel Pearson Derby County 05/16 Championship
59 Alan Stubbs Rotherham United 06/16 Championship
60 Gary Bowyer Blackpool 06/16 League Two
61 Garry Monk Leeds United 06/16 Championship
62 Owen Coyle Blackburn Rovers 06/16 Championship
63 Roberto Di Matteo Aston Villa 06/16 Championship
64 Russell Slade Charlton Athletic 06/16 League One
65 Phil Parkinson Bolton Wanderers 06/16 League One
66 Jaap Stam Reading 06/16 Championship
67 Stuart McCall Bradford City 06/16 League One
68 Bruno Ribeiro Port Vale 06/16 League One
69 Philippe Montanier Nottingham Forest 06/16 Championship
70 Steve Robinson Oldham Athletic 07/16 League One
71 Walter Zenga Wolverhampton Wanderers 07/16 Championship
72 Uwe Rosler Fleetwood Town 07/16 League One

I apologise for any errors in the above, I don’t thuink there are, but there may be.

Above is the list of managers who will start the 2016-2017 season. HOW MANY WILL STILL HOLD THE JOB COME JANUARY, LET ALONE AT THE END OF THE SEASON?

Walsall player 166. Marcelo dos Santos Cipriano


Marcelo dos Santos Cipriano (born 11 October 1969), simply known as Marcelo, is a Portuguese retired footballer who played as a striker.
He played professionally in Portugal (most notably one season for Benfica), England (appearing for three Football League Championship clubs) and Spain.
Born in Niterói, Rio de Janeiro to Portuguese parents, Marcelo returned to their homeland still in his teens, entering the youth system of Associação Académica de Coimbra, which loaned him to fourth division team Sertanense F.C. in the 1989 summer.
After one season apiece with Académica and C.D. Feirense in the second level, Marcelo made his top flight debuts with Gil Vicente FC, scoring three goals for the Barcelos-based club. His most successful period in his adopted nation would be lived at lowly F.C. Tirsense, which he helped achieve first division promotion in 1994, subsequently netting 17 times in 1994–95 as the northern side achieved a best-ever eight-place in the competition.
Marcelo’s exploits earned him a transfer to national giants S.L. Benfica, finishing his sole season as the Reds’ topscorer in the league behind João Vieira Pinto, but the club did not win any silverware. Subsequently, he played one year in the Spanish second division with Deportivo Alavés, going scoreless in nearly 25 league appearances.
In the following five years, Marcelo played in England, starting in 1997 with Sheffield United, which signed the player for a fee of £400,000.[1] In the FA Cup tournament during his first year, he helped take the team to the semifinals, after scoring against Coventry City at Highfield Road to set up the (eventually victorious) replay.
Birmingham City acquired Marcelo’s services in 1999 for a fee of £500,000. He played on the losing side in the 2001 Football League Cup Final, coming on as a second-half substitute and netting in the penalty shootout. He ended his career in the country at Walsall, for whom he played nine times and scored once, against Burnley.
At nearly 33, Marcelo returned to Portugal and first professional team Académica, amassing a further 30 top division matches in two seasons, after which he retired from the game.

Marcelo
Football career Stats
2003/04 – Academic – 16 games / 4 Goals
2002/03 – Academic – 14 games / 1 goal
2001/02 – Walsall – 9 games / 1 goal
2001/02 – Birmingham – 21 games / 12 Goals
2000/01 – Birmingham – 31 games / 7 Goals
1999/00 – Birmingham – 25 games / 5 Goals
1999/00 – Sheffield – 10 games / 2 Goals
1998/99 – Sheffield – 35 games / 16 Goals
1997/98 – Sheffield – 21 games / 6 Goals
1996/97 – Alavés – 23 games / 0 Goals
1995/96 – SLBenfica – 27 games / 7 Goals
1994/95 – Tirsense – 33 games / 17 Goals
1993/94 – Tirsense – 32 games / 9 Goals
1992/93 – Gil Vicente – 22 games / 3 Goals
1991/92 – Feirense – 31 games / 12 Goals
1990/91 – Academic – 26 games / 4 Goals
1989/90 – Sertanense – Games /? Goals
1988/89 – Academic – 9 games / 1 goal

Walsall player 165. Part 2.


Veteran Whitecap Lyall retires

Vancouver Whitecaps News Release – www.whitecapsfc.com

Monday, November 2, 2009

VANCOUVER, BC — Vancouver Whitecaps FC defender Geordie Lyall announced his retirement from professional soccer.

“It has been a privilege to be a part of the Whitecaps organization for the past 11 years,” said Lyall. “I’ve been very fortunate to have played my career in such an amazing city. The players I played with, the championships we won, and the fans that supported us, will never be forgotten.”

(Josh Devins)

Lyall leaves the professional game after 11 straight seasons with the club, having first seen action with the Blue and White during the 1999 campaign. The speedy fullback is ranked 15th on the Whitecaps all-time appearance list with 193 matches played and 12th all-time in minutes played for the club with 14,969. Born in Toronto, Ontario, the native of Victoria, BC, also scored five goals and added five assists during his Whitecaps career.

The defender won both the 2006 and 2008 United Soccer Leagues First Division (USL-1) championship titles as a member of the Whitecaps, with 2006 proving to be his best season with the club. Lyall’s efforts that year earned him a spot in the USL-1 All-League First Team and a nomination for the league’s Defender of the Year award.

“Geordie was a dedicated member of our club,” said Whitecaps president Bob Lenarduzzi. “As his one big asset was speed, Geordie demonstrated over the years that he had attacking qualities, while also proving to be one of the most difficult defenders for opposition players to beat. On top of that, Geordie is a solid individual that was always a good team player. We’re fortunate that he was with us for 11 seasons and wish him well in his future endeavours.”

Before joining the Whitecaps, Lyall was a standout in Canadian Interuniversity Sport men’s soccer with the University of Victoria Vikes. He also spent part of the 2006-07 English Football League Two season with Walsall FC and had a short spell in professional indoor soccer with former National Professional Soccer League club Edmonton Drillers in 2000-01. In December 2003, Lyall was a member of the Canadian Futsal national team that claimed a bronze medal in a four-nation tournament in Anaheim, California.

 

Geordie Lyall Retires: Another Great Departs

November 2, 2009 at 5:34 am | Posted in Whitecaps Season 2009 | Leave a comment

Another great gone!!!  The turnover at the Whitecaps over the last 12 months has been tough to take, especially when those who have left have been the ones carrying the biggest burden for the Whitecaps for years and years.

When we name the long time players that have left, they really have been the heart and soul of the Whitecaps: Valente, Jordan, Clarke, Kindel.  Lyall was perhaps the longest serving of them all, and not the least important. Geordie was a joy to watch over the years with his fantastic speed and strength.   What made him the complete player was his character, which was impeccable.  He gave his all for the Whitecaps and 86ers jerseys, and never pulled out of a tackle.  When you consider these guys are not paid big amounts of money and are playing for the love of the game, it really is a credit to them that they play so hard.

I missed one of Geordie’s best moments: a goal scored against Romario’s Miami FC back in what was the Quarter Final in 2006.   I was out of town.  An ecstatic Geordie jumped into the spot where I usually stand and nearly knocked my dad over!

Geordie struggled all this year for fitness due to back injuries that have plagued him.   Perhaps the struggle for fitness became too much, or perhaps it was just time to move on.

In any event, words can’t express the gratitude the fans feel for a guy like Geordie.  Geordie was key in bringing us two USL-1 Championships. He was a real fan favourite who enjoyed the respect and admiration of all.  In the years we watched him play I never heard one word of criticism about him from any of my fellow fans.   I certainly never found fault with anything he did.

I hope Geordie comes to future matches so we can see him and thank him in person.  We love you Geordie!   All the best in the future and thanks for the memories.

Walsall player 165.Geordie Lyall


Geordie Lyall (born September 15, 1976 in Toronto, Ontario) is a former Canadian professional soccer player.
He spent virtually his entire career playing for Canadian club Vancouver Whitecaps, with the exception of a brief period in England with lower-league club Walsall.
Lyall played college soccer at the University of Victoria from 1994 to 1998.
Lyall began his professional career with the Vancouver Whitecaps in 1999, and spent the next seven years there, playing 135 games and helping the team to their first USL First Division championship in 2006. He spent a brief spell in England with Walsall, although he never actually made a first team appearance for the Saddlers.
He re-signed with the Whitecaps in June 2007. On 12 October 2008 he helped the Whitecaps capture their second USL First Division Championship beating the Puerto Rico Islanders 2-1 in Vancouver On January 20, 2009 the Whitecaps announced the contract extensions of Lyall for the 2009 season, he subsequently played 7 games (253 minutes) in his final season with the Whitecaps.
Lyall retired from playing professional soccer on October 30, 2009, stating that he will be continuing his career as an educator.
Lyall has represented Canada at international futsal. Lyall is the older brother of Matthew Lyall, lead singer of Canadian indie rock band The Racoons

Geordie

1999–2006 Vancouver Whitecaps 135 (4)
2006–2007 Walsall 0 (0)
2007–2009 Vancouver Whitecaps 26 (0)
TOTAL 161 (4)

Walsall player 164. Kyle Lightbourne


Kyle Lightbourne (born 29 September 1968) is a former Bermudian footballer who played for Scarborough, Walsall,Coventry City, Fulham, Stoke City, Swindon Town, Cardiff City, Macclesfield Town and Hull City.
Lightbourne was born in Hamilton, Bermuda and played for PHC Zebras before moving to England to play forScarborough at the age of 23. He played 21 times for Scarborough before joining Walsall in September 1993. Lightbourne soon struck up a partnership with Kevin Wilson and the pair became prolific goalscorers and earned Walsall some success. He scored nine goals in 41 appearances in 1993–94 before scoring 27 goals in 1994–95 as Walsall gained promotion. He scored 24 goals in 1995–96 and 25 in 1995–96.
This earned him a lucrative move to Premier League side Coventry City for a fee of £500,000. However his chances atHighfield Road were limited and after making only seven appearances plus a loan spell at Fulham he moved to Stoke Cityin February 1998. He didn’t get off to the best of starts with Stoke as he struggled with illness and form as Stoke suffered relegation in 1997–98. He improved marginally in 1998–99 scoring eight goals in 38 matches.[1] In 1999–2000Lightbourne scored 10 goals in 52 appearances as Stoke reached the play-offs where they lost to Gillingham. He played in the 2000 Football League Trophy Final as Stoke beat Bristol City 2–1. In 2000–01 he found his chances of first team football restricted and made 28 appearances scoring five goals as well as spending time out on loan at Swindon Town and Cardiff City.
He was released by Stoke in the summer of 2001 and after an unsuccessful spell in Sweden with IFK Norrköping he played two seasons with Macclesfield Town and had a short loan spell at Hull City before returning to Bermuda.
In 2007, Lightbourne joined Shaun Goater as part of the management team of USL team Bermuda Hogges playing 200 minutes, over 6 games, without scoring.
Lightbourne’s international cricket career was less notable, consisting of 5 ICC Trophy games, during which he took 11 wickets at an average of 16.81.

Kyle

YEARS Team Apps (Gls)
1986–1992 PHC Zebras
1992–1993 Scarborough 19 (3)
1993–1997 Walsall 165 (65)
1997–1998 Coventry City 7 (0)
1998  Fulham (loan) 4 (2)
1998–2001 Stoke City 111 (21)
2001  Swindon Town (loan) 2 (0)
2001 Cardiff City (loan) 3 (0)
2001 IFK Norrköping 0 (0)
2001–2003 Macclesfield Town 73 (15)
2002  Hull City (loan) 4 (0)
2003–2007 PHC Zebras
2007–2009 Bermuda Hogges 12 (0)
2008  PHC Zebras (loan) 1 (1)
NATIONAL TEAM
1989–2004 Bermuda 40 (16)
TEAMS MANAGED Current  manager at Robin Hood.
Bermuda
2007–2009 Bermuda Hogges

FROM THE BERMUDA NEWS

Kyle Lightbourne Joins Walsall Backroom Staff

April 10, 2013

A former star striker with the UK club Walsall, Bermudian Kyle Lightbourne has joined the League One team’s backroom staff for the second time.

Mr. Lightbourne scored 65 goals in 165 appearances for Walsall Football Club during a four-year playing spell at the Bescot Stadium and is regarded as one of the best strikers in the clubs history.

Last season he joined the backroom staff on a temporary basis before leaving to return back to Bermuda.

It is reported at some sports websites that he may become manager Dean Smith’s number two in the coming months.

A one-time PHC Zebras striker, Mr. Lightbourne also played for Premier League side Coventry City and Stoke City during his professional football career in the UK.

He has been associated with the Bermuda Hogges football team since 2007.

Walsall player 163,Bjarnólfur Lárusson


Bjarnólfur Lárusson (born 11 March 1976) is a former Icelandic professional footballer who played as a midfielder for Walsall and Scunthorpe United in the Football League.

Barney

It may be a long shot, but I have put out a request to Barney on his facebook page, so will hope that he gets back in touch. If he does I will update.

Bjarnólfur Lárusson
Personal information
Full name Bjarnólfur Lárusson
Date of birth 11 March 1976 (age 40)
Place of birth Iceland
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994–1997 ÍBV ? (?)
1997–1998 Hibernian 7 (1)
1998–2000 Walsall 59 (3)
2000–2001 Scunthorpe United 33 (4)
2001–2005 ÍBV 63 (12)
2005–2008 KR 43 (2)
2008–2009 ÍBV 6 (0)
Total 211 (22)
National team
1991 Iceland U17 7 (0)
1993–1994 Iceland U19 11 (5)
1996–1997 Iceland U21 10 (3)