Walsall player Bernie Wright 535


Bernard Peter “Bernie” Wright (born 17 September 1952), nicknamed Bernie the Bolt, is an English former footballer. A tough centre-forward, he scored 78 goals in 320 league games in a nine-year career in the Football League.
A youth player at Birmingham City, he joined Walsall in 1971, moving on to Everton later in the year. After one season with the “Toffees” he moved back to Walsall. In 1976 he transferred to Bradford City, winning promotion out of the Fourth Division in 1976–77, before signing for Port Vale two years later for a £9,000 fee. In 1980 he went into non-league football with Kidderminster Harriers, later playing for Trowbridge Town, Cheltenham Town, Worcester City, and Gloucester City.
Birmingham born Wright became a professional at Third Division Walsall under Bill Moore, after leaving Birmingham City in 1971. The next year he was signed by Harry Catterick’s  Everton, after impressing in an FA Cup clash between Everton and Walsall at Goodison Park on 5 February 1972. However he only played eleven First Division games for the club, scoring two goals, before having his contract terminated for ‘serious misconduct’ after a training ground incident.It is said that Bernie, had punched coach Stewart Imlach after he had overlooked Wright for a first team spot. Though he only enjoyed an eleven-month stay with the club, he created an impression on the Everton fans, who remember him for using his head to accidentally break the toe of Sheffield United centre-back Eddie Colquhoun during an attempted diving header.
Wright returned to Walsall in 1973 for a fee of £10,000, and scored 38 goals in 152 league games during his four years at Fellows Park. After struggling in the lower half of the table in 1972–73 and 1973–74 under John Smith and then Ronnie Allen, the “Saddlers” came close to promotion in 1974–75and 1975–76 under Doug Fraser’s stewardship. He joined Bobby Kennedy’s Bradford City in 1976, where he scored 13 goals in 66 league games. Bradford won promotion out of the Fourth Division in 1976–77, but suffered relegation in 1977–78 under John Napier. Wright and Don Hutchins were joint-top scorer in 1977–78 with ten goals.

Bernie
In June 1978, Dennis Butler’s Port Vale paid the “Bantams” £9,000 to secure Wright’s services; Vale had been relegated along with Bradford the previous season. Wright scored on his debut, a 1–1 draw at Chester in a League Cup game on 16 August 1978. Nine days later the tough striker endeared himself to “Valiants” fans when he scored a hat-trick past local rivals Crewe Alexandra at Gresty Road. He finished as top scorer in the 1978–79 season with 15 strikes in 48 games, and was voted Player of the Year for this achievement. He lost his place under caretaker-manager Alan Bloor, though regained it with a brace against Northampton Town. He went on to record 9 goals in 33 games in 1979–80, but fell out with new manager John McGrath, and dropped out of the Football League at the end of the season, joining Kidderminster Harriers of the Southern Football League on a free transfer. He later played for Trowbridge Town, Cheltenham Town, Worcester City and Gloucester City.
Wright later became a forklift truck supervisor and part-time referee in the Central Warwickshire Sunday Leagues.
Personal information
Full name Bernard Peter Wright
Date of birth 17 September 1952 (age 63)
Place of birth Birmingham, England
Playing position Centre-forward
Youth career
Birmingham City
Senior career
Years                      Team                             Apps     (Gls)
1971                        Walsall                               15       (2)
1971–1972             Everton                              11       (2)
1973–1976            Walsall                             152      (38)
1976–1978            Bradford City                   66      (13)
1978–1980            Port Vale                           76      (23)
                                Kidderminster Harriers
                                Trowbridge Town
                                Cheltenham Town
                                Worcester City
                                 Gloucester City
                                                                   Total 320+ (78+)

 

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Walsall player Mark Wright 534.


Mark Anthony Wright (born 24 February 1982 in Wolverhampton) is an English professional footballer, who most recently played for Conference National side Tamworth, where he played as a midfielder.
Wright is a product of Walsall’s youth system, and aside from a short spell at Nuneaton Borough for some first-team experience, he plied his trade steadily at the Bescot Stadium with Walsall for seven years.
His first appearance in a Walsall shirt came as a late substitute in the 1–1 draw at West Ham United in the 2000–01 League Cup second round. Despite a further handful of substitute appearances he did not make the side regularly, and the 2001–02 season saw him spend some time at Nuneaton Borough. Wright was judged ready for stand-in starting action in 2002, and finally cemented his place in the team by the beginning of 2004.
Mark was released by Walsall in May 2007, and subsequently joined Milton Keynes Dons. At Milton Keynes he enjoyed arguably the best season of his career, netting 13 goals from the right wing, many of them crucial. He finished the 2007/08 season as Milton Keynes’ top goalscorer, as the Dons won both the League Two title and the Football League Trophy.
On 19 June 2009, Wright signed a two-year contract at League One rivals Brighton & Hove Albion. After failing to settle in the area, Wright transferred to Bristol Rovers for an undisclosed fee on transfer deadline day, 1 September 2009.
However, he has also struggled to settle with his new club, and as a result, he was transfer-listed at the end of the season.
On 16 July 2010, it was announced he was on loan at Shrewsbury Town. On 23 November 2010 he scored a hat-trick in a 4–0 win for Shrewsbury Town against Hereford United.
In the transfer window of January, Wright Signed for the Shrews for an undisclosed fee, on a deal taking him to the end of the 2012/13 season.
In all, Wright amassed over 80 appearances for Shrewsbury Town, including playing a pivotal part in their promotion back to League One in 2012.
The following season was hampered by injury and Wright was limited to only a handful of appearances after Christmas.
In May 2013, after the expiration of his contract, Wright left Shrewsbury Town.
On 5 September 2013, Mark Wright joined Conference National side Tamworth, the deal was highlighted as a short term deal, as it was deemed that Wright was looking to continue his career in The Football League, but following a difficult summer period failing to find new club, Wright decided to join Tamworth in a bid to get himself back in the shop window.
Following 14 appearances and one goal, Wright left Tamworth on 6 January 2014.

Wright joined Stourbridge in 2015.
Personal information
Full name Mark Anthony Wright
Date of birth 24 February 1982 (age 34)
Place of birth Wolverhampton, England
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Stourbridge
Senior career
Years                       Team                                          Apps      (Gls)
2000–2007            Walsall                                           124      (9)
2001–2002             Nuneaton Borough (loan)            5      (0)
2007–2009            Milton Keynes Dons                    66     (18)
2009                         Brighton & Hove Albion               3      (0)
2009–2011              Bristol Rovers                               24       (0)
2010–2011               Shrewsbury Town (loan)           24      (11)
2011–2013               Shrewsbury Town                        84      (14)
2013–2014               Tamworth                                      14        (1)
2015-                         Stourbridge                                    6        (0)

 

Walsall player 533 Thomas Andrew “Tommy” Wright


Thomas Andrew “Tommy” Wright (born 28 September 1984) is an English footballer who plays as a striker for Southern Premier League side Corby Town, where he is also the club’s manager.
A former England U19 and U20 international, he started his career with Leicester City, helping them into the Premier League in 2002–03. However he failed to hold down a regular first team place, and was loaned out to Brentford and Blackpool, before transferring to Barnsley in 2006. He helped the “Tykes” to promotion out of League One via the play-offs, before he joined Darlington in January 2007 following a short loan spell at League Two champions Walsall. He was sold on to SPL side Aberdeen in August 2008 for a £100,000 fee. He returned to England in January 2010, signing with Grimsby Town, who were soon relegated out of the Football League. He re-joined Darlington, helping the club to lift the FA Trophy in 2011. He then spent a brief time with Kidderminster Harriers and then Luton Town.
Wright was born in Kirby Muxloe, Leicester. He started his career at home town club Leicester City, making his Premier League debut under Dave Bassett on 23 March 2002, in a 2–0 home defeat to Leeds United, after he replaced Stefan Oakeson 86 minutes. The “Foxes” were relegated at the end of the season, and new manager Micky Adams played Wright 13 times in the 2002–03 First Division promotion campaign. He scored his first senior goal on 18 January, in a 3–2 win over Gillingham at Priestfield Stadium; his second goal was the only one of the game against rivals Nottingham Forest at the Walkers Stadium on 8 April. He was offered a new contract at the end of the campaign.
Despite journalist Phil McNulty naming the youngster as ‘one to watch’ at the start of 2003–04 (13 of the 20 he named went on to become full internationals), Wright did not feature for Leicester throughout the campaign. He instead joined Wally Downes’s  Brentford on loan in September 2003, and scored three goals in 25 Second Division games for the “Bees” in 2003–04, with his contribution to the team ended by an ankle injury picked up in April. Leicester were relegated at the end of the season, and Wright played seven Championship and two cup games in the 2004–05 campaign. He joined League One Blackpool on loan at the start of the 2005–06 season, and hit six goals in fifteen games under Colin Hendry and then Simon Grayson.
Wright was signed by Barnsley on 1 January 2006 for a £50,000 fee. Manager Andy Ritchie led the “Tykes” to promotion out of League One via the play-offs in 2005–06, with Wright scoring one goal in 22 appearances. He appeared in the play-off Final victory over Swansea City at the Millennium Stadium after coming on for Marc Richards after 70 minutes. Barnsley’s promotion to the Championship saw Wright figure more from the bench for the Yorkshire side during the 2006–07 season, and in November he was sent out on a two-month loan to League Two side Walsall. Scoring on his debut at the Bescot Stadium, he netted twice in five starts for the “Saddlers”, who went on to top the division under manager Richard Money.
Having failed to agree personal terms with Rotherham United, Wright signed with Dave Penney’s Darlington, also of League Two. He finished the campaign with four goals in 13 appearances for the “Quakers”. He fired Darlington into the play-offs in 2007–08, where they were knocked out by Rochdale at the semi-final stage; Wright finished as the club’s top scorer with thirteen goals. He was nominated for the League Two player of the month award for January after scoring three goals in the space of six games, but lost out to Grimsby Town’s Danny North.
On 8 August 2008, Wright was transferred to Scottish Premier League side Aberdeen, manager Jimmy Calderwood paying a fee of £100,000; the deal had been delayed after Wright suffered a knee injury. Wright caused a stir in his first appearance in an Aberdeen shirt, receiving a yellow card for a reckless challenge, and allegedly attempting to headbutt Motherwell defender Stephen Craigan. He scored his first senior goal for the “Dons” with an effort from the edge of the area in a Scottish Cup Fifth Round tie against East Fife at Pittodrie on 17 February.[] Shortly after, on 3 March, he netted his first SPL goal, a “wonderful” header from the edge of the area for a last minute equaliser in a 1–1 draw with St. Mirren. He finished the 2008–09 campaign with two goals in nineteen games, and Aberdeen finished fourth to secure a place in the UEFA Europa League.
His injury problems continued into the 2009–10 season. By January it became clear that new manager Mark McGhee had little faith in Wright, and he told the striker that he was available for a transfer. Wright attracted interest from League One side Stockport County, but they failed to follow up their initial interest. On 27 January, Wright was released from his contract with Aberdeen, a whole eighteen months before it was due to expire.
On 28 January 2010, Wright signed for Grimsby Town, penning an eighteen-month contract with Neil Woods’ League Two side. Wright struggled to hold a place in the team and finished the season with just one goal in fourteen games. The “Mariners” were relegated from the Football League at the end of the season, and despite initially making public his desire to stay at the club,
on 31 May it was confirmed that Wright had exercised a clause in his Grimsby contract allowing him to leave the club with immediate effect; he re-joined former club Darlington on a two-year deal the following day, the “Quakers” had fallen into the Conference Premier in his absence, and were now led by manager Simon Davey. Davey left the club, and within a few weeks Wright went public with his praise of new boss Mark Cooper. Wright scored five goals in 29 games in 2010–11, and appeared at the FA Trophy finalagainst Mansfield Town at Wembley; though Wright failed to convert a few opportunities, a last minute goal from Chris Senior won the game for the “Quakers” in extra time.
In September 2011, Wright was released from his Darlington contract, and he quickly signed for Conference rivals Kidderminster Harriers on non-contract terms after impressing manager Steve Burr, with the view to earning himself a contract until the end of the season. However he departed the Harriers after making only two appearances for the club.
On 18 October Wright signed with fellow Conference side Luton Town on a three-month deal. He was released by Luton at the expiry of his contract, having scored three goals in six appearances, including one against former club Grimsby. He began training with League Two side Port Vale – managed by his former boss at Leicester, Micky Adams– in January 2012.
On 27 January 2012, Wright signed for Forest Green Rovers. Wright made a goal scoring debut on 18 February 2012 when he scored in a 2–1 win against Gateshead. At the end of the season, having made 7 appearances and scoring 2 goals, Wright was released by Forest Green. On 5 July 2012, Wright was confirmed as a Tamworth player, along with Adam Cunnington and Marcus Kelly.
In June 2013, Wright signed for Conference North side Harrogate Town, becoming the club’s fourth summer signing.
On 9 September 2013 Wright was appointed Player/Joint-Manager of Southern Premier League side Corby Town, taking up the position alongside former Histon coach Andrew Wilson. At the end of the 2014–15 season Wright was appointed as the sole manager by the club’s new owners.
Wright played for the England under-19s at the 2003 UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship in Liechtenstein. He played alongside Stewart Downing in defeats to Austria and the Czech Republic and a 2–0 win over France; the English finished third in the group and were therefore eliminated.
He also represented England under-20s at the 2003 FIFA World Youth Championship in the United Arab Emirates, starting in the defeat to Egypt, and coming on as a substitute in the defeat to Japan and draw with eventual third-place finishers Colombia they finished bottom of their group and were eliminated without scoring a goal.

 

Tommy Wright
Personal information
Full name Thomas Andrew Wright
Date of birth 28 September 1984 (age 31)
Place of birth Kirby Muxloe, England
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Corby Town(player-manager)
Senior career
Years                      Team                                   Apps   (Gls)
2001–2006           Leicester City                       21        (2)
2003–2004           Brentford (loan)                  25        (7)
2005                       Blackpool (loan)                   13        (8)
2006–2007          Barnsley                                  34        (2)
2006–2007          Walsall (loan)                          6         (2)
2007–2008          Darlington                              54        (17)
2008–2010           Aberdeen                                 18         (1)
2010                        Grimsby Town                       14         (1)
2010–2011             Darlington                              22        (4)
2011                        Kidderminster Harriers         2         (0)
2011–2012              Luton Town                              4          (1)
2012                        Forest Green Rovers               7         (2)
2012–2013             Tamworth                                41         (8)
2013                         Harrogate Town                       6         (0)
2013–                       Corby Town                               0         (0)
National team
2003                          England U19                             7        (0)
2003                          England U20                             3        (0)
Teams managed
2013– Corby Town (player-manager)

Walsall player 532.


Sorry another short post, no picture or stats . He is on the list of players who have been on Walsalls books:-

Eric Young
Eric Royston Young (born 26 November 1952 in Stockton-on-Tees) is an English former professional footballer who played in the Football League, as a midfielder for Manchester United, Darlington and Whitby town in non league football.

Walsall player Jimmy Rollo (item)


Item from the Bath Chronicle 05 February 2015.

Club legend Jim Rollo will return to his watching role when Bath City travel to Dover Athletic in the FA Trophy on Saturday – and believes he could see history in the making.

The 38-year-old was given his first league appearance in two seasons when he came off the bench during Tuesday’s 2-1 Vanarama Conference South defeat at Whitehawk for a much-changed City side.

The managerial team of Adie Britton and Lee Howells fielded a host of youth-team players as they sought to ensure their squad was as fresh as possible for this weekend’s quarter-final trip to the Crabble Stadium

But Rollo’s commitment to the City cause meant Britton and Howells were always going to turn to him for the Whitehawk game as well – and the player-coach was more than happy to do his bit.

JimmyRollo

“Adie did ask me if I fancied a game on Tuesday, given that we have a rather important fixture on Saturday, so I was pleased to get on,” said Rollo after extending his record City appearance record to 481 games.

“While the league is important to us, it was impossible for all the squad to play at Eastbourne last weekend, Whitehawk on Tuesday and then Dover, so its good to see that we have a group of young lads who can step in.

“We had a practice match with them last Monday against Forest Green Rovers and three or four of them played well, so they got their chance.

“I have to say it was really cold at Whitehawk and the pitch began to crisp up a little bit. We were surprised the game was on, especially bearing in mind other games around us had all been called off.

“Luckily for me when I came on there was not really a frantic pace to the game. At least I was playing at right-back which I am more familiar with, although I am not sure I would have managed it had we been playing up the slope.

“I did think when we went 2-0 down this could go either way but we struck straight back and probably could have sneaked an equaliser at the end.

“We don’t like losing but maybe it was good to get the game out of the way. It also gave the youngsters a test and hopefully they will get another chance before the end season.

“Now we can look forward to Saturday and the game against Dover. Several of the lads will have had a rest this week but come the weekend we will get them organised and ready for it.

“In the club’s 125-year history it’s only the second time we have been in the quarter-final, so its a really big game and I think all the lads realise how important this is.”

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Walsall Player Jimmy Rollo 530


Jimmy Rollo 530
James Stuart “Jim” Rollo (born 22 May 1976) is an English footballer who plays for Bath City
Born in Wisbech, Rollo began his career at Walsall as a trainee but made just one first-team appearance for the side in the Football League Trophy as a substitute before being released. He instead joined Cardiff City on non-contract terms, making his debut on 31 January 1997 in a 4–1 win over Fulham after returning from a short loan spell at Bath City. In his first Northampton Town.
The following season he scored his first professional goal during his career with a header against Southend United in the League Cup on 12 August 1997. However, in doing so Rollo collided with the post and was taken to hospital after being knocked unconscious. He made just eight more appearances for the side before being allowed to leave at the end of the season following a loan spell in the Welsh Premier League with Ebbw Vale.
He moved to Forest Green Rovers, where he spent one season but struggled to hold down a place in the first team and returned to Bath City for a second spell on loan. After a two-year spell at Clevedon Town, during which the club suffered relegation, he spent one year with Merthyr Tydfil. Despite being offered the captaincy at the Welsh side, he decided to leave and returned to Bath City, this time on a permanent basis, in May 2002. He was awarded the clubs player of the year award in the 2004–05 season and helped gain promotion to the Conference South in 2007 and to the Conference National in 2010.
Rollo stepped up in to a player-coach role at Bath for the 2012–13 season following a management reshuffle at the club. In December 2012, he left Bath after a decade of service and joined Chippenham Town. His time with Chippenham did not work out however and in March 2013 it was announced that Rollo had returned to Bath.

Personal information
Full name James Stuart Rollo
Date of birth 22 May 1976 (age 39)
Place of birth Wisbech, England

Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Defender

Club information
Current team Bath City

Senior career
Years                         Team                            Apps   (Gls)
1995–1996               Walsall                              1       (0)
1996–1998               Cardiff City                     14      (0)
1997                           Bath City (loan)              4      (0)
1998                           Ebbw Vale (loan)            8      (0)
1998–1999                Forest Green Rovers   22      (0)
1999                           Bath City (loan)               4      (0)
1999–2001                Clevedon Town               ?       (?)
2001–2002               Merthyr Tydfil               38      (1)
2002–2012              Bath City                        475      (9)
2012–2013               Chippenham Town          9      (0)
2013–                        Bath City                             2       (0)