William Arthur “Billy” Poole (1902 – 1964) was an English footballer who played in the Football League for Coventry City,Merthyr Town, Walsall, Watford and Stoke.
Poole was born in West Bromwich and played non-league football with Kidderminster Harriers before joining Merthyr Town in 1921. He played 11 times before the Welsh side before earning a move to Stoke in April 1922. He played in the remaining six matches of the 1921–22 season as Stoke gained promotion to the First Division, but Poole only managed the same amount of matches the following season and left for Watford. He spent two seasons with the “Hornets” before spending a short spell at a number of teams which included, Coventry City, Kidderminster Harriers, Yeovil & Petters United, a return to Merthyr Town, Wellington Town, Stourbridge, Walsall and Dudley Town.
Club Season League Apps Goals
Merthyr Town 1921–22 Third Division South 11 1
Stoke 1921–22 Second Division 6 0
Stoke 1922–23 First Division 6 0
Watford 1923–24 Third Division South 28 7
Watford 1924–25 Third Division South 15 2
Coventry City 1925–26 Third Division North 17 6
Merthyr Town 1928–29 Third Division South 2 0
Walsall 1931–32 Third Division North 2 0
Career Total 87 16