Walsall player 346. Stuart Scott Hendrie


Stuart Scott Hendrie (born 1 November 1989) is an English professional footballer who most recently played for Conference National side Tamworth, where he played as a striker.
He previously played for a number of non-League clubs in the Midlands area, and made seven appearances in the Football League for Morecambe. As a youngster, he played in midfield, later developing into a striker. Hendrie joined Aston Villa’s academy at the age of eleven, moving on to Tamworth before joining the youth team at Walsall. According to his brother Lee, he was thin (had no meat on him) as a youngster and was released because he was considered not strong enough. He finished the 2007–08 season with Studley, playing in the Midland Alliance.

Stuart HendriePhoto Tamworth FC
After a trial with Tamworth during the 2008 close season, Hendrie spent short spells with Coleshill Town and Stratford Town before returning to Coleshill in October. He joined Alvechurch, his third Midland Alliance team of the season, in April 2009.
Hendrie moved up to the Southern League Midlands Division with Atherstone Town for the 2009–10 season. He was played in a defensive role during the early part of the season, but manager Dale Belford moved him to attack where he flourished. Belford suggested he had the ability to play at Football League level.
After a two-week trial, Hendrie signed a one-year contract with Football League Two club Morecambe on 4 August 2010, on a free transfer. He made his professional debut on 31 August, as a second-half substitute in a Football League Trophy defeat to Macclesfield Town, and his first appearance in the Football League was on 13 November, in a 2–1 home defeat against Lincoln City, after coming on as an 87th-minute substitute for Paul Mullin.
In March 2011, Hendrie moved on an emergency one-month loan to Tamworth. His time at Tamworth was disrupted by illness, and after returning to Morecambe he made no more first-team appearances and was released at the end of his contract. Hendrie signed for Conference North side Hinckley United in July 2011, He soon joined Mark Kinsella’s Daventry Town on a short-term loan deal, where he teamed up with his brother Lee. He made a goalscoring debut in a 4–3 FA Trophy win over Kidsgrove Athletic, and scored in the game, but made no appearances in the Southern League.[]Hendrie ended the 2011–12 season on loan at Redditch United, again playing alongside his brother. He was released by Hinckley having played eight matches in the Conference North without scoring.
In August 2012, he joined Stourbridge, but returned to Redditch in October. On 18 January 2013, Stuart was confirmed as a Tamworth player, teaming up with his brother Lee Hendrie. Hendrie was born in Solihull, and is the son of Scottish former professional footballer Paul Hendrie, who had moved to England in 1972 to join Birmingham City. He attended Colebourne Primary School in Hodge Hill, Birmingham. He is the younger brother of England international Lee Hendrie and cousin of another Scottish former footballer, John Hendrie.

Youth career
2001–200? Aston Villa
200?–200? Tamworth
200?–2008 Walsall
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008 Studley
2008 Coleshill Town
2008 Stratford Town
2008–2009 Coleshill Town
2009 Alvechurch
2009–2010 Atherstone Town
2010–2011 Morecambe 7 (0)
2011 Tamworth (loan) 4 (0)
2011 Hinckley United 8 (0)
2011–2012 Daventry Town (loan)
2012 Redditch United (loan)
2012 Stourbridge
2012–2013 Redditch United
2013–2014 Tamworth 7 (0)
2013 Corby Town (loan)

Walsall player. 345. Sidney ‘Sid’ Helliwell


Sidney ‘Sid’ Helliwell (30 January 1904 – 1939) was a professional footballer who played for Wycliffe, Sheffield Wednesday,Reading, Tottenham Hotspur, Walsall, Hednesford Town, Halifax Town.
After spells at Wycliffe F.C., Sheffield Wednesday and Reading the centre half joined Tottenham Hotspur. He made his debut for the club against Manchester United on 24 September 1927 featured in nine matches for the Lilywhites in all competitions between 1927–28. Helliwell went on to play for Walsall where he played in 101 matches and scoring on eight occasions, Hednesford Town and finally Halifax Town.

Senior career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
?–? Wycliffe ? (?)
1923 Sheffield Wednesday 0 (0)
1926 Reading 5 (2)
1927–1928 Tottenham Hotspur 9 (0)
1929–1931 Walsall 101 (8)
?–? Hednesford Town ? (?)
1933 Halifax Town 1 (0)

Walsall player 344. Philip Nigel “Phil” Hawker


Philip Nigel “Phil” Hawker (born 7 December 1962) is an English former footballer who played as a defender. He scored 11 goals in 213 appearances in the Football League playing for Birmingham City, Walsall and West Bromwich Albion.
Hawker was born in Solihull. He began his football career as an apprentice with Birmingham City where he turned professional in 1980. He deputised at left-back for Mark Dennis in the latter’s absence, but was allowed to join Walsall in the 1982–83 season. Hawker spent eight seasons with the club, helping them to promotion to the Second Division in 1988. He played one league game on loan for West Bromwich Albion before moving into non-league football with Kidderminster Harriers and then Solihull Borough. He went on to run a car dealership.

Youth career
1978–1980 Birmingham City
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1980–1983 Birmingham City 35 (1)
1982–1990 Walsall 177 (10)
1990 West Bromwich Albion (loan) 1 (0)
1990–1991 Kidderminster Harriers ? (?)
1991–1993 Solihull Borough ? (?)

Walsall player 343. Peter Osborne Hart


Peter Osborne Hart (born 14 August 1957 in Mexborough) is an English former footballer who played mainly as a defender. He made 600 appearances in the Football League playing for Huddersfield Town and Walsall.
Hart holds the record for the youngest debutant for Huddersfield Town, having made his debut aged 16 years and 229 days against Southend United in 1974. He played for Huddersfield in the final of the 1974 FA Youth Cup, and captained the club to the Fourth Division title in 1980. He then moved to Walsall, helped them reach the semi-final of the 1983–84 Football League Cup, and captained the side to promotion to the Second Division via the play-offs in 1988. The final game at Walsall’s Fellows Park ground was Hart’s testimonial match against West Bromwich Albion. After retiring from football he was ordained as a minister of the Church of England and became vicar of St Luke’s church in Cannock.

Youth career
Huddersfield Town
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1974-1980 Huddersfield Town 210 (7)
1980-1990 Walsall 401 (12)
Total 600 (19)

Walsall player 342. Wallace Norman “Wally” Harris


Another of those early days- short blogs.

Wallace Norman “Wally” Harris (22 February 1900 – 7 September 1933) was an English professional footballer. Born in Birmingham, he played as an outside right for Birmingham and Walsall in the Football League during the 1920s. Released by Birmingham due to health problems, he retired not long afterwards and died in a sanatorium in Davos, Switzerland, aged 33.

Senior career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Burton All Saints
1922–1929 Birmingham 89 (12)
1929–1930 Walsall 6 (1)

Walsall player. 341. Gerald William Harris


Gerald William Harris (born 8 October 1935) is an English former professional footballer. He spent the majority of his league career with Wolverhampton Wanderers, winning two league championships and the FA Cup.Harris was signed up by Wolves as an amateur, after an unsuccessful trial at West Bromwich Albion in 1953. He turned pro in January 1954 but spent a few seasons in the reserves before finally making his senior debut on 29 August 1956 in a 5–4 win over Luton Town.
He initially only found himself in the team to cover for the then-injured Bill Shorthouse, but made the position his own. He was a virtual ever-present over the period 1956–1961, which saw the club win two successive league championships – missing out on a third by a single point – and the 1960 FA Cup. He also appeared in every European Cup game in the club’s history.
The emergence of Bobby Thomson in 1962 though, pushed Harris out of the first team and he was again consigned to reserve team football over the next few seasons. He returned to contention in the 1964–65 campaign which ended in relegation. He played just twice more for the club after the drop, before moving to neighbours Walsall in 1966, after a total of 270 appearances for Wolves. However, injury curtailed his career with the Saddlers after just 12 months.

Youth career
Bobbington
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1953–1966 Wolverhampton Wanderers 270 (2)
1966–1968 Walsall 15 (1)
National team
1957–1958 England Under 23 4 (0)