Walsall player 118. Dean Coleman


Kiddi Dean
Personal information
Full name Dean Samuel Coleman

Date of birth 18 September 1985 (age 31)
Place of birth Dudley, England

Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Playing position Goalkeeper

Club information
Current team  ? unknown.

Number 1
Youth career
–2004 Walsall

Senior career
Years                          Team                                        Apps      (Gls)
2004–2006                Walsall                                       2           (0)
2005–2006    Loan    Halesowen Town                  53           (0)
2006                              Bromsgrove Rovers              4            (0)
2006–2007                 Willenhall Town                      0           (0)
2007–2010                  Kidderminster Harriers      36           (0)
2010–                            Halesowen Town                   12           (0)
2013–                             Stourbridge                              0           (0)

Dean Samuel Coleman (born 18 September 1985) is an English footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Stourbridge.
Born in Dudley, West Midlands, Coleman came up through the youth system at Football League club Walsall, playing in two first team games during the 2004–05 season and spending the 2005–06 season on loan at Halesowen Town, before being released by the club in May 2006.
He played for Bromsgrove Rovers during the 2006–07 season.
Also during the 2006–07 season he played for Willenhall Town. Helping Willenhall to the Southern Football League Division One Midlands play-off Final in May 2007.
Coleman joined Conference National club Kidderminster Harriers in July 2007. He was used as a back-up to the club’s other goalkeepers Scott Bevan and Chris Mackenzie during the 2007–08 season and signed a new one-year contract in May 2008.
In the 2010–11 season Coleman joined Halesowen Town in a part exchange deal with Kidderminster Harriers and has become a regular starter for the Yeltz, Starting every game so far. Dean left Halesowen but since rejoined in December 2012. then joined Stourbridge, but as of now I cannot find that he has played any games.

Maybe if Dean reads this he may wish to add to the blog detyails via comments, or maybe a team mate or friend may do it so that we can have an up to date blog.

Walsall player 74. Robert Mark Taylor


 Robert Mark Taylor
Date of birth 22 February 1966 (age 50)
Place of birth Walsall, England

Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Midfielder

Senior career
Years                                             Team                       Apps          (Gls)
1984–1989                                 Walsall                        113             (4)
1989–1991                                 Sheffield Wednesday      9             (0)
1991 →                  (loan)            Shrewsbury Town          19             (2)
1991–1998                                 Shrewsbury Town         249           (13)
1998–2000                                 Hereford United             76             (3)
2000–2001                                 Nuneaton Borough        20             (0)
2001–2002                                 Halesowen Town           45             (2)
2002–2006                                 Redditch United              ?               ?
2006–2008                                 Bromsgrove Rovers        29             (0)
2008                                           Rugby Town                    4              (0)

Robert Mark Taylor (born 22 February 1966 in Walsall), known as Mark Taylor, is an English former professional footballer who played as a midfielder in the Football League for Walsall where he made 113 appearances scoring 4 goals. At Sheffield he played 9 times and scored no goals and at Shrewsbury Town where he made 19 appearances on loan prior to signing where he made another 249 and scored 13 goals plus 2 when on loan. He then moved into the non-league  for clubs including Hereford United, Nuneaton Borough, Halesowen Town,] Redditch United, Bromsgrove Rovers and Rugby Town, prior to retirement.

Walsall player 54 Neil Davis


Neil Davis
Personal information
Full name Neil Davis
Date of birth 15 August 1973 (age 43)
Place of birth Bloxwich, England

Playing position Striker

Club information
Current team Coleshill Town

Senior career
Years                                             Team                          Apps             (Gls)
1990–1991                     Redditch United                              ?               (?)
1991–1998                     Aston Villa                                      2                (0)
1996–1997                     Tranmere Rovers (loan)                 13               (0)
1997                               Wycombe Wanderers (loan)             0               (0)
1998                               Walsall                                            1                (0)
1998–2002                     Hednesford Town                           58              (34)
2002–2003                     Newport Count                               43              (13)
2003–                             Bromsgrove Rovers                          ?             (?)
2010–                            Coleshill Town                                  ?                (?)
                                                                                 Total 117+             (47+)

Neil Davis (born 15 August 1973 in Bloxwich, England) a professional footballer who started his career with Redditch United. He was seen by Aston Villa and moved there, but during 7 years at the club he only managed 2 games for them. He went out on loah to Tranmere Rovers in the 1996/97 season playing 13 games. He returned back to Aston Villa and he went on loan to Walsall where he played once. Upon his release from Villa, he signed for Hednesford Town where he played 58 games scoring some 34 goals. He then joined Newport County and played 43 games scoring 13 times before drifting back to play for first Bromsgrove Rovers and then Coleshill Town in the Midland Football Alliance, where he plays as a striker.

Walsall player 43 Brian Taylor


Brian (Joseph) Taylor

Date of birth 24 March 1937 (age 78)    Died June 10th 2015
Place of birth Walsall, England
Playing position Winger

Youth career
1952–1954 Walsall

Senior career
    Years                                             Team                             Apps
1954–1958                                     Walsall                               77
1958–1961                                     Birmingham City                54
1961–1963                                     Rotherham United              42
1963–1965                                     Shrewsbury Town              73
1965–1967                                     Port Vale                            46
1967–1968                                     Barnsley                             24
1968–1970                        Kidderminster Harriers

1970–19??                            Bromsgrove Rovers

                                                  Welshpool Town

                                                 Oswestry Town

                                                  Darlaston

Taylor started his career as an amateur with Walsall, and turned professional in September 1954. He made more than 70 appearances for the “Saddlers” in the Third Division South. Frank Buckley failed to keep Walsall out of the re-election zone in the 1954–55 season, and the Fellows Park outfit continued to struggle in the lower half of the table in 1955–56 and 1956–57 under the stewardship of John Love. Despite the introduction of new boss Bill Moore, a 20th place finish in 1957–58 left the club to become founder members of the Fourth Division.
He moved to First Division club Birmingham City in June 1958 in exchange for £10,000 and the inside-forward Jimmy Cochrane. Manager Arthur Turner described him as a “wonderful prospect”. He scored six goals from 30 appearances in the 1958–59 season. Each of the six was the last goal of its match: his first top-flight goal, “tearing through straight from the second-half kick-off”, helped earn his club a draw at Portsmouth, the other five all came in comfortable wins. Having come into the first team early in the 1959–60 season when Gordon Astall was injured in the home defeat of Newcastle United, Taylor suffered double vision in the reverse fixture a week later and was out for a month. He was selected regularly during October by manager Pat Beasley until a broken leg, sustained in the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup semi-final win over R.U. Saint-Gilloise in mid-November, kept him out for a year. Though he returned to the first team, the injury had robbed him of much of his pace. He scored on his return, against Manchester United, and made 24 appearances during the remainder of the season, sharing the outside-left position with Billy Rudd: Taylor was preferred on a heavy pitch.
After the removal of the maximum wage in 1961, Taylor was unable to agree terms for the coming season, so Birmingham circulated other clubs inviting offers for him. By mid-September, it became clear that the remaining few contract “rebels”, Taylor included, would get no help from the League in settling their disputes with their clubs, and the Professional Footballers’ Association advised them to submit transfer requests. Taylor played four first-team matches during September, then signed for Rotherham United on 13 October for a £10,000 fee.
Rotherham were competing in the Second Division under the stewardship of Tom Johnston. Taylor quickly became an established member of the team at Millmoor with his “good crossing ability”, making a total of 26 appearances in the 1961–62 season. In the following season he was in and out of the team under new boss Danny Williams, but still managed another 20 appearances for the “Millers”.
He moved to Shrewsbury Town for the 1963–64 season. Arthur Rowley’s “Shrews” posted 11th and 16th place finishes in the Third Division in 1963–64 and 1964–65. Taylor played 73 league games in his two seasons at the Gay Meadow.
Taylor was sold to Jackie Mudie’s Port Vale for £3,000 in July 1965.] He scored three goals in 42 appearances in the 1965–66 campaign, but made just 11 appearances at Vale Park in the 1966–67 season. He was given a free transfer to Fourth Division rivals Barnsley in May 1967.
Taylor played 24 games, and helped Johnny Steele’s “Tykes” to win promotion with a second place finish in 1967–68, five points behind champions Luton Town. Despite this success, he left Oakwell and entered non-league football with Kidderminster Harriers (West Midlands (Regional) League), Bromsgrove Rovers, Welshpool Town, Oswestry Town and Darlaston.

Brian passed away June 10th 2015.

Walsall player 25 Martyn O’Conner


Walsall Born Walsall Player 25 Martyn O’conner
Posted on October 12, 2014
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Martyn O’Connor
Personal information
Full name Martyn O’Connor
Date of birth 10 December 1967 (age 48)
Place of birth Walsall, England

Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing position Midfielder

Youth career
1991–1992 Bromsgrove Rovers

Senior career
Years Team Apps
1992–1994 Crystal Palace 4
1993 Walsall (loan) 10
1994–1996 Walsall 94
1996 Peterborough United 18
1996–2002 Birmingham City 186
2002–2003 Walsall 48
2003–2005 Shrewsbury Town 56
2005–2006 Kidderminster Harriers 12
Total 428
National team
2000 Cayman Islands 2 (requires verification)
Teams managed
2009–2011 Walsall (assistant manager)
Martyn started his career at Bromsgrove Rovers in the early 1990s before moving to Crystal Palace. He then spent the first of three spells at Walsall, joining on loan in March 1993 before signing permanently the following year. His most prominent role at the Saddlers was winning promotion to Division Two in 1995.
He then joined Peterborough United along with Scottie Houghton,(Peterborogh, seem to have a habit of taking two of our players as later they took Westwood and Keates) but he didn’t complete a season with them, before they sold him, to Birmingham City, whom O’Connor represented in the 2001 Football League Cup Final against Liverpool, which Birmingham lost in a penalty shootout.
Martyn re-joined Walsall in 2002, but when his contract was not renewed, at the end of the 2002–03 season. He then signed for Shrewsbury Town in July 2003, playing around 50 games for the Shrews, before ending his playing career with Kidderminster Harriers playing a round a dozen games.
On 20 January 2009, he was named assistant manager to Chris Hutchings at Walsall, but the pair were sacked on 3 January 2011 after a series of poor results left Walsall bottom of Football League One. He was always positive in his play as well as being hard working! Another player that the fans took to their hearts!
O’Connor was called up to the Cayman Islands national football team in 2000, but FIFA soon ruled that he could not play for them. The Cayman Islands had been attempting to exploit their status as a British Overseas Territory by picking British passport holders who would not ordinarily be eligible to play for them. However his record shows that he played 2 games for them (Is this true or not?)
For some strange reason i can find games played but cannot find a record of goals scored! Maybe someone can help!!