Walsall player 180. Eddie Cameron.


• Edward S. “Eddie” Cameron (1895 – after 1933) was a Scottish professional footballer who made 139 appearances in the Football League playing for Birmingham, Walsall, Nelson and Exeter City. He played as a forward.
Cameron was born in Glasgow. He began his football career with Clydebank for moving to England to sign for Birmingham in July 1921. Cameron, described as “a burly Scot … never a great goal scorer, but a player who ’employed direct methods’”, made his debut in the First Division on 29 August 1921 in a 2–1 win away at Chelsea. He played five more times, scoring once, but was allowed to leave for Walsall at the end of the 1921–22 season. He played regularly for the club for a little less than two years, then moved up to Nelson of the Second Division in March 1922. Unable to prevent their relegation that season, he contributed to their immediate promotion back to the Second Division in 1924–25.
• In 1926 he joined Stafford Rangers, where his prolific goalscoring helped them to the championship of the Birmingham & District League in the 1926–27 season, and helped him earn a return to the Football League with Exeter City. He scored nine goals from 24 Third Division South games – completing his set of all four Football League divisions played in – before an unsuccessful trial at former club Nelson preceded a return to Stafford Rangers and a runners-up medal in the 1929–30 season. He then won his second Birmingham & District League title, this time with Cradley Heath, and scored goals for Hednesford Town, before finishing off his career with yet another return to Stafford Rangers.

 

SENIOR CAREER
YEARS Team Apps (Gls)
1919–1921 Clydebank ? (?)
1921–1922 Birmingham 6 (1)
1922–1924 Walsall 63 (4)
1924–1925 Nelson 46 (10)
1925–1928 Stafford Rangers ? (?)
1928–1929 Exeter City 24 (9)
1929 Nelson 0 (0)
1929–1931 Stafford Rangers ? (?)
1931–1933 Cradley Heath ? (?)
1933–1934 Hednesford Town ? (?)
1934–193X Stafford Rangers ? (?)

Walsall player 166. Marcelo dos Santos Cipriano


Marcelo dos Santos Cipriano (born 11 October 1969), simply known as Marcelo, is a Portuguese retired footballer who played as a striker.
He played professionally in Portugal (most notably one season for Benfica), England (appearing for three Football League Championship clubs) and Spain.
Born in Niterói, Rio de Janeiro to Portuguese parents, Marcelo returned to their homeland still in his teens, entering the youth system of Associação Académica de Coimbra, which loaned him to fourth division team Sertanense F.C. in the 1989 summer.
After one season apiece with Académica and C.D. Feirense in the second level, Marcelo made his top flight debuts with Gil Vicente FC, scoring three goals for the Barcelos-based club. His most successful period in his adopted nation would be lived at lowly F.C. Tirsense, which he helped achieve first division promotion in 1994, subsequently netting 17 times in 1994–95 as the northern side achieved a best-ever eight-place in the competition.
Marcelo’s exploits earned him a transfer to national giants S.L. Benfica, finishing his sole season as the Reds’ topscorer in the league behind João Vieira Pinto, but the club did not win any silverware. Subsequently, he played one year in the Spanish second division with Deportivo Alavés, going scoreless in nearly 25 league appearances.
In the following five years, Marcelo played in England, starting in 1997 with Sheffield United, which signed the player for a fee of £400,000.[1] In the FA Cup tournament during his first year, he helped take the team to the semifinals, after scoring against Coventry City at Highfield Road to set up the (eventually victorious) replay.
Birmingham City acquired Marcelo’s services in 1999 for a fee of £500,000. He played on the losing side in the 2001 Football League Cup Final, coming on as a second-half substitute and netting in the penalty shootout. He ended his career in the country at Walsall, for whom he played nine times and scored once, against Burnley.
At nearly 33, Marcelo returned to Portugal and first professional team Académica, amassing a further 30 top division matches in two seasons, after which he retired from the game.

Marcelo
Football career Stats
2003/04 – Academic – 16 games / 4 Goals
2002/03 – Academic – 14 games / 1 goal
2001/02 – Walsall – 9 games / 1 goal
2001/02 – Birmingham – 21 games / 12 Goals
2000/01 – Birmingham – 31 games / 7 Goals
1999/00 – Birmingham – 25 games / 5 Goals
1999/00 – Sheffield – 10 games / 2 Goals
1998/99 – Sheffield – 35 games / 16 Goals
1997/98 – Sheffield – 21 games / 6 Goals
1996/97 – Alavés – 23 games / 0 Goals
1995/96 – SLBenfica – 27 games / 7 Goals
1994/95 – Tirsense – 33 games / 17 Goals
1993/94 – Tirsense – 32 games / 9 Goals
1992/93 – Gil Vicente – 22 games / 3 Goals
1991/92 – Feirense – 31 games / 12 Goals
1990/91 – Academic – 26 games / 4 Goals
1989/90 – Sertanense – Games /? Goals
1988/89 – Academic – 9 games / 1 goal

Walsall player 121. Alec Jackson


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Personal information
Full name Alec Jackson
Date of birth 29 May 1937 (age 79)
Place of birth Tipton, England

Playing position Winger / Inside-forward

Senior career
Years                            Team                                    Apps       (Gls)
1954–1964              West Bromwich Albion           192        (50)
1964–1967              Birmingham City                        78        (11)
1967–1968              Walsall                                           38         (7)
Alec Jackson (born 29 May 1937) is an English former footballer who played as a winger or inside-forward. During his professional career he represented West Bromwich Albion, Birmingham City and Walsall.
Jackson was born in Tipton, Staffordshire. He joined West Bromwich Albion as an amateur in May 1954 and turned professional in September of the same year. He became the youngest player to score a league goal for the club when he scored on his debut against Charlton Athletic in November 1954. He would spent another decade at Albion, who were a First Division side but didn’t win any trophies while he was playing for them; they had just won the FA Cup when he made his debut.
He scored 52 goals in 208 appearances for Albion before moving to Birmingham City in 1964. He was in the Birmingham team that suffered relegation from the old First Division in 1965 and stayed at the club for two more seasons.
In 1967 he signed for Walsall where he spent one season.
He later dropped down into non-league football, playing for Nuneaton Borough, Kidderminster Harriers, Warley, Oldbury Town, Warley Borough, Darlaston, Blakenhall, Lower Gornal, Rushall Olympic and Bush Rangers.
After his professional football career was over Alec went on to work on the track, making cars at the Austin works in Longbridge, Birmingham

Update from David Evans. With Rhanks.

Pleasure. Just been reading your Alec Jackson blog and I thought the info the net gave you wasnt quite right. I checked our apps and results and you may have to edit the part where he joined us.
Here is what I found…Alec joined Walsall in February 1967 and scored 5 goals in 17 outings. In 67-8 he scored twice in 19 Third Division games. He scored the winner in the FA Cup replay at Crystal Palace to set up a mouth watering tie against Liverpool in Round 4 and in the FL Cup scored against West Ham in Walsall’s 5-1 defeat up against Bobby Moore, Martin Peters and Geoff Hurst.

Walsall player 98. Peter Bullock


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Personal information
Full name Peter Leonard Bullock
Date of birth 17 November 1941 (age 74)
Place of birth Stoke-on-Trent, England

Playing position Inside forward

Youth career
1957–1958 Stoke City

Senior career
Years                       Team                            Apps       (Gls)
1958–1962                Stoke City                       44          (13)
1962–1965                Birmingham City             27          (3)
1965                         Southend United            12           (2)
1965–1968                Colchester United           95          (33)
1968                         Exeter City                     14            (2)
1968                         Stafford Rangers            ?             (?)
1968–1969                Walsall                           l7             (0)
                                                  Total          199+           (53+)
Peter Leonard Bullock (born 17 November 1941) is an English former footballer who played as an inside forward. He scored 53 goals in 199 appearances in the Football League playing for Stoke City, Birmingham City, Southend United, Colchester United, Exeter City and Walsall.
Bullock was born in Stoke-on-Trent and began his career with Stoke City. He made his debut for Stoke in a 4–1 defeat away at Swansea Town on 19 April 1958 at the age of 16 years and 163 days becoming the club’s youngest player, he also scored Stoke’s goal thus becoming youngest goalscorer. He scored five goals in 13 appearances in 1958–59 but injury kept him out of the entire 1959–60 season. He returned to the side in 1960–61 under new manager Tony Waddington playing in 19 matches scoring five goals. He scored five goals again in 1961–62 and was sold to First Division Birmingham City for a fee of £10,000. He was never able to live up to his potential at Birmingham and after making 28 appearances in four years he left for Southend United.
Bullock didn’t stay long at Roots Hall quickly moving to local rivals Colchester United with whom he helped gain promotion from the Fourth Division in 1965–66. He scored 15 goals in 1966–67 as the “U’s” finished in 13th position, but relegation was suffered in 1967–68 and Bullock joined Exeter City in August 1968. He spent just three months at Exeter before returning to Staffordshire and played for non-league Stafford Rangers. He made a short return to professional football playing seven matches for Walsall before retiring.
Bullock comes from a footballing family. His elder brother Brian was an amateur with West Bromwich Albion and Stoke City, and younger brother Mickey had a long playing career before going into management. His son Simon played for Halifax Town while Mickey Bullock was manager there

Walsall player 88. Harry Bates


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Personal information
Full name Harry J. Bates
Date of birth July 1890
Place of birth Sutton Coldfield, England

Date of death Not known
Place of death Birmingham, England

Playing position Outside right

Senior career
Years                                 Team                      Apps             (Gls)
–                                    Ravensmoor                  ?                  (?)
–                                    Coventry City                 ?                  (?)
1911–1913                      Birmingham                                       (0)
1913–19xx                      Walsall                         ?                   (?)

Here is a player where there should be information available, however I cannot find out how many games he played for Walsall let alone anyone else.

Harry J. Bates (July 1890 – after 1912) was an English footballer who played in the Football League for Birmingham.
Bates was born in Sutton Coldfield, Warwickshire. An outside right who never turned professional, he played football for Ravensmoor and for Coventry City before joining Birmingham in 1912. He made his debut in the Second Division on 27 January 1912, in a 2–0 home win against Stockport County, and played once more that season and once in 1912–13, but failed to impress, and moved on to Walsall in the 1913 close season. Bates died in Birmingham

Walsall Player 80. Peter Till


Full name Peter Till
Date of birth 7 September 1985 (age 29)
Place of birth Walsall, England

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

Club information
Current team Halesowen Town

Youth career
?–2004 Birmingham City

Senior career
Years                                          Team                      Apps       (Gls)
2004–2007                           Birmingham City         0          (0)
2005–2006  (loan)            Scunthorpe United     10         (0)
2006 (loan)                           Boston United            16          (1)
2006 (loan)                           Leyton Orient              4          (0)
2006–2007 (loan)                Grimsby Town             7          (0)
2007–2009                           Grimsby Town            65          (4)
2009 (loan)                           Chesterfield                16          (0)
2009–2010                            Walsall                       28          (0)
2010–2011                             York City                    41          (4)
2011–2012                             Fleetwood Town        18          (1)
2012–2013                            Tamworth                    31          (1)
2013–2014                            Solihull Moors             18           (2)
2014                                       Leamington                 12           (0)
2014–                                   Halesowen Town          5            (0)

Peter Till (born 7 September 1985) is an English semi-professional footballer who plays for Halesowen Town as a winger.
Till started his career with the Birmingham City youth system before making his first team debut in 2005. He was loaned to Scunthorpe United, Boston United, Leyton Orient and Grimsby Town, whom he joined permanently in 2007. Till made an appearance at Wembley Stadium in the 2008 Football League Trophy Final and was loaned to Chesterfield in 2009. He was released after making over 80 appearances for Grimsby and subsequently joined hometown club Walsall. Being released after one season with the club, he joined York City of the Conference Premier in 2010. Till signed for Fleetwood Town a year later and won the Conference Premier title in his one season with the club.

Peter with Troy Deeney at Walsall

Born in Walsall, West Midlands, Till came through the Birmingham City youth system after joining the club as a schoolboy and he signed a two-year professional contract in July 2005. He was included in the matchday first team squad on a few occasions during the 2004–05 season, with Academy manager Stewart Hall commenting “When he has trained and worked with the first team he has looked very good and he has had an excellent season in the reserves and looked a real threat”. He made his debut as an 85th minute substitute in a 2–0 victory over League One team Scunthorpe United in the League Cup on 20 September 2005. Till was loaned to Scunthorpe United for a month on 5 October 2005 after being brought to their attention in the game weeks earlier, with manager Brian Laws commenting “I’ve watched him twice more since our game and I’ve liked what I’ve seen”. His debut came two days later in a 2–0 victory over Tranmere Rovers The loan deal was extended until January 2006 after Till impressed Laws. He returned to Birmingham on 9 January 2006, having made only 10 appearances for Scunthorpe due to injury and illness.
Till was loaned out again on 13 January 2006, joining League Two team Boston United He made his debut a day later in a 1–0 victory at Chester City and his only goal came in a 3–1 victory over Bury on 21 January 2006. On 31 January 2006, the loan was extended until the end of the 2005–06 season and he finished his spell at the club with 16 appearances and one goal. Till joined League One team Leyton Orient on a one-month loan on 6 October 2006. His debut came the following day, making the starting line-up in a 0–0 draw with Chesterfield and he picked up an injury on his final appearance, a 3–1 defeat to Bristol City in the Football League Trophy on 1 November 2006. Orient opted not to extend Till’s loan and his period at the club ended on 4 November 2006 with five appearances to his name.
Having failed to establish himself at Birmingham, Till joined Grimsby Town of League Two on an initial one-month loan on 23 November 2006. Tony Butcher of Cod Almighty described him as an “instant hit with wonderful wingery” on his debut in a 2–0 victory over Accrington Stanley on 25 November 2006. After impressing manager Alan Buckley during his loan at Blundell Park, Grimsby agreed a deal with Birmingham and offered Till a permanent contract. He eventually joined Grimsby on a two-and-a-half-year contract on 5 January 2007, having already made seven appearances for the team during the 2006–07 season. His first appearance following his permanent transfer was a 2–0 defeat to Chester on 9 January 2007. Till received the firstyellow card of his career in a 1–0 defeat to Swindon Town on 17 March 2007 and he finished the season with 22 appearances.
His first appearance of the 2007–08 season came in a 1–1 draw with Notts County on 11 August 2007 and his first goal came in a 4–1 victory over Huddersfield Town in the Football League Trophy on 4 September 2007. He played six games and scored two goals in Grimsby’s Football League Trophy run in the 2007–08 season, which saw Grimsby reach the final. Till started the game as Grimsby were beaten 2–0 by Milton Keynes Dons (MK Dons) at Wembley Stadium on 30 March 2008. He finished the season with 44 appearances and four goals
Till started the 2008–09 season by playing in a 0–0 draw with Rochdale on 9 August 2008 and he scored in the local derby against League Two rivals Lincoln City at Sincil Bank in a 1–1 draw on 30 August Till joined fellow League Two team Chesterfield on a one-month loan on 15 January 2009, having made 21 appearances and scored two goals for Grimsby up to that point during the season. He made his debut in a 3–1 victory at Chester on 17 January 2009 and in February the loan was extended until the end of the season after impressing manager Lee Richardson. Grimsby released him on 30 April 2009 and in retrospect he commented “It has been a wake-up call if I am honest. I have realised that I can’t coast if I want to get to where I want to be. I have to give 110 per cent every day, not just in games”. Till finished the loan at Chesterfield with 16 appearances.
Till signed for League One side Walsall on a free transfer on a one-year contract on 23 July 2009 following a successful trial with the club. He commented “To be at my hometown club gives me an extra incentive to do well”. His debut came in a 1–0 victory at Brighton & Hove Albion on 8 August 2009, in which he was substituted in the 88th minute. Till suffered a hamstring injury in September 2009, which allowed midfielder Mark Bradley to get a run in the team. After returning to fitness he made his comeback as a 74th minute substitute in a 1–0 defeat at MK Dons on 10 October 2009 and started on his next appearance, which was a 2–1 defeat at Colchester United on 24 October. He picked up a minor injury in a 1–1 draw with Charlton Athleticon 2 February 2010 and he was able to feature in the next game, a 0–0 draw with Bristol Rovers. During Walsall’s 2–1 victory at Leeds United on 16 February 2010 he picked up a hamstring injury and he returned to the team after entering a 2–0 defeat at Leyton Orient on 13 March as a 77th minute substitute. He finished an injury-hit 2009–10 season with 30 appearances for Walsall before the club released him on 10 May 2010.
Till signed a one-year contract with Conference Premier club York City on 29 June 2010 and following the move he said “I spoke to a number of clubs but this felt right. The gaffer made me feel really wanted so that was a key decision in coming”. He made his debut in the opening game of the 2010–11 season as a 38th minute substitute for Levi Mackin in a 2–1 defeat to Kidderminster Harriers on 14 August 2010. His first goal for York came in his next appearance after he scored the equaliser in a 2–2 draw at Bath City on 21 August 2010 after entering the game as a 74th minute substitute. Till made his first start in a 3–0 victory against Altrincham on 28 August 2010 and he was substituted in the 82nd minute. He scored his first home goal with the opener as York beat Rushden & Diamonds 2–0 on 4 September 2010. He finished the season with 45 appearances and four goals.

Peter at Solihull Boro

Till agreed on 25 May 2011 to sign for Conference Premier rivals Fleetwood Town on a two-year contract after the expiration of his York contract. Due to a knee injury,[ he had to wait until 12 November 2011 to make his Fleetwood debut, when he entered their 2–0 FA Cup first round victory over League One team Wycombe Wanderers as a substitute in stoppage time. Till finished the season with 22 appearances and one goal as Fleetwood won the Conference Premier title and thus promotion to League Two, before being released by the club after having his contract cancelled by mutual consent on 3 July 2012.
Till signed for Conference Premier side Tamworth on 19 July 2012.

He made a scoring debut for Tamworth in the opening game of the 2012–13 season with the first goal of a 3–2 victory away at Hyde on 11 August 2012. He finished the season with 34 appearances and one goal.
Till signed for Solihull Moors of the Conference North on 6 June 2013.
He signed for Solihull’s Conference North rivals Leamington on 22 January 2014.
Till joined newly promoted Northern Premier League Premier Division club Halesowen Town on 12 June 2014.

Peter at Tamworth

Till plays as winger on the left or right sides and his play has been described as “tricky”. He has described himself as an old-fashioned winger, saying “I am very quick, very fit. I like to get at the full-back – an old-fashioned winger type, if you like. I like to cause the full-back problems and get my crosses in and link up with our full-back as well”. Walsall manager Chris Hutchings described him as “an attacking wide-man with pace who is not afraid to take people on” in 2009. Till is also able to play as a striker
His father Peter, Sr. is a former professional boxer.

Walsall player 71. Sammy Smith


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Personal information
Full name Samuel James Smith
Date of birth 7 September 1909
Place of birth Pelsall, England

Date of death November 1994 (aged 85)
Place of death England

Playing position Centre forward

Senior career
Years                                        Team                 Apps              (Gls)
–                                        Walsall LMS                   ?                  (?)
1930–1934                         Birmingham                 31                (13)
1934–1935                         Chelsea                         0                  (0)
1935–1936                          Norwich                        1                  (0)
1936                                    Walsall                       14                  (4)
1936–19xx                          Stourbridge                   ?                 (?)

Samuel James “Sam” Smith (7 September 1909 – November 1994) was an English footballer who played as a centre forward. He scored 17 goals in 46 appearances in the Football League playing for Birmingham, Norwich andWalsall.
Smith was born in Pelsall, then in Staffordshire. He played for Walsall LMSbefore joining Birmingham in 1930. He scored twice on his debut against local rivals Aston Villa, and finished the 1931–32 season with ten goals from 15 league games, but the following season Bob Gregg regained his place alongside Joe Bradford in attack Under George Liddell, who took over from Leslie Knighton as manager, Smith played rarely, and in 1934 he followed Knighton to Chelsea. He failed to make the first team at Chelsea, and a year later moved on to Norwich City, but six months produced only one league appearance, so he returned to the Midlands with Walsall in January 1936. At the end of that season he moved into non-league football with Stourbridge