Walsall player 107. Peter Eastoe



Personal information
Full name Peter Robert Eastoe
Date of birth 2 August 1953 (age 63)
Place of birth Dordon, Tamworth, England

Playing position Striker

Senior career
Years                  Team                                               Apps    (Gls)
1971–1973            Wolverhampton Wanderers      6          (0)
1973–1974  Loan  Swindon Town                             11         (7)
1974–1976            Swindon Town                              80        (36)
1976–1979            Queens Park Rangers                  72        (15)
1979–1982            Everton                                            95        (26)
1982–1985            West Bromwich Albion               31         (8)
1983          Loan   Leicester City                                     5         (1)
1983          Loan   Huddersfield Town                         10        (0)
1984          Loan   Walsall                                                 6         (1)
1984          Loan   Leicester City                                     6         (1)
1985          LOAN   Wolverhampton Wanderers        8         (0)
1985–1987            S.C. Farense                                     20         (1)
–                          Atherstone United                              ?          (?)
Peter Robert Eastoe (born 2 August 1953 in Dordon, Tamworth) is an English former footballer.
Eastoe signed schoolboy forms with Wolverhampton Wanderers in the late 1960s. Unable to break into the Wolves first team, the former English youth international joined Swindon Town in March 1974 for a club record fee of £88,000 – after a successful loan spell which saw him average a goal every other game, including a brace on his debut.
Though Eastoe’s goals were not enough to maintain their Division Two status, in Division Three he notched 31 goals as Swindon challenged for promotion, elevating Eastoe to hero status at the County Ground. The club ultimately fell short of promotion but Eastoe’s goals had alerted the attention of the bigger clubs.
The striker was signed by Queens Park Rangers in March 1976 for £100,000 (with Don Rogers returning to Swindon as part of the deal). He did not play in the remainder of that season, which saw QPR go close to winning the league championship, but found himself in the team over the next three seasons.
He was transferred to Everton in March 1979 – shortly before Rangers dropped out of Division One – in a straight swop for Mickey Walsh. After three full seasons at Goodison Park, he joined West Bromwich Albion in August 1982, where he had a full season in 1982-83.
Following this campaign, he was out of the club’s plans and spent periods on loan at Leicester City, Huddersfield Town, Walsall and Wolves, respectively. During the twilight of his career he played in the Portuguese league at S.C. Farense and returned to England with non-league Atherstone United.
His short managerial career included spells with Nuneaton Borough and Alvechurch but he now works as a lorry driver and lives with his family in Stourbridge.

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Walsall player 72. Roger Smith


Roger Smith
Personal information
Full name Roger William Smith
Date of birth 19 February 1945 (age 71)
Place of birth Tamworth, England

Playing position Right-winger

Senior career
Years                                               Team                         Apps            (Gls)
1962–1965                                     Walsall                         53               (2)
1965–1966                                     Port Vale                      30               (6)
1966–1967                                     Walsall                           9               (0)
                                                      Nuneaton Borough
                                                      Atherstone Town
                                                                            Total       92+             (8+)
Teams managed
1986–1987                                    Tamworth
Roger William Smith (born 19 February 1945) is an English formerfootballer and football manager. A right-winger, he played 92 league games in a five-year career in the Football League with Walsall andPort Vale. He then went to play non-league football for Nuneaton Borough and Atherstone Town, before briefly taking the management reigns at Tamworth between April 1986 and February 1987.
Smith began his career with Walsall. Bill Moore’s “Saddlers” were relegated out of the Second Division in 1962–63, and struggled to avoid the relegation zone of the Third Division in 1963–64 and 1964–65. He scored twice in 53 appearances for the Fellows Park side. He dropped down to the Fourth Division when he joined Port Vale in July 1965. He was a first team regular at Vale Park throughout the 1965–66 season until he suffered an ankle injury in March 1966. He was released by manager Jackie Mudie in July 1966, having scored six goals in 33 league and cup games for the “Valiants”, and immediately returned to former club to Walsall. Under the stewardship of Ray Shaw, the club posted a 12th place finish in the Third Division in 1966–67. He then left the club for a second time, and later he played for non-league sides Nuneaton Borough and Atherstone Town.
He served West Midlands (Regional) League club Tamworth as manager between April 1986 and February 1987.