Walsall player 495. William Arthur “Billy” Poole

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


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