Walsall player 127. Chris Westwood


 

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Personal information
Full name Christopher John Westwood
Date of birth 13 February 1977 (age 39)
Place of birth Dudley, England

Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Defender

Club information
Current team Unknown

Number 4
Senior career
Years               TEAM                                                  Apps      (Gls)
1995–1998         Wolverhampton Wanderers          4        (1)
1998–1999         Reading                                                0        (0)
1999–2005        Hartlepool United                          251        (7)
2005–2007       Walsall                                                 69        (5)
2007–2009       Peterborough United                       53        (0)
2009   Loan       Cheltenham Town                             9        (2)
2009–2011        Wycombe Wanderers                      55        (3)
2011–2013         Wrexham                                            50        (2)
2013–2014         Alfreton Town                                   21         (2)
2014 -2015        Hednesford Town                              18         (1)

2015 ?                   Halesowen Town                                   6        (0)

Christopher John “Chris” Westwood (born 13 February 1977) is an English footballer who plays as a defender for Conference North side Hednesford Town.
Westwood began his career at Wolverhampton Wanderers, where he scored once against Portsmouth.
Westwood moved to Reading in 1998 but. First team chances at both clubs were limited and in his one season with the Berkshire club he didn’t make a senior league appearance.
Westwood moved at the beginning of the 1999–2000 season to Hartlepool United. Westwood was named in the PFA Division Three team of the year for the 2002–03 season, as Hartlepool won promotion to Division Two. Over the course of six seasons at Victoria Park, Westwood made 294 appearances in all competitions, scoring nine goals.
He left Hartlepool at the end of the 2004–05 season after rejecting the offer of a new contract, instead opting to join Walsall on 1 July 2005. Westwood’s final appearance for Hartlepool was the 2004–05 Football League One play-off final. It did not end well for Westwood as he was sent off as his side went on to lose 4–2 to Sheffield Wednesday. Westwood helped Walsall to promotion in the 2006–07 season, and was named in the PFA League Two Team of the Year.
Westwood was signed by Peterborough United from Walsall (along with Dean Keates) on a three-year deal on 14 May 2007, and aided in the team’s back-to-back promotions to League One and the Championship.
On 6 January 2009, Westwood moved on an initial one-month loan to Cheltenham Town, which was later extended for a further month. Following Peterborough’s promotion to the Championship, Westwood was placed on the transfer list.
On 9 July 2009, Westwood signed a two-year contract with League One side Wycombe Wanderers after his contract with Peterborough was cancelled.
Westwood left Wycombe in June 2011 after rejecting their offer of a new contract and signed for Wrexham (where he teamed up again with Dean Keates) on a two-year deal. Westwood scored his first goal for Wrexham in a 2–2 draw against Grimsby Town. In March 2013 Westwood made his first appearance at Wembley Stadium in the FA Trophy Final which he won with Wrexham, beating Grimsby Town on penalties after the match ended 1–1, Westwood successfully converted a penalty in the shoot out. On 21 April Westwood was awarded the Wrexham FC player of the year award for the 2012/2013 season.
On 13 May 2013, it was confirmed that Westwood would not be offered a new contract for the 2013–14 season.
Westwood join fellow Conference National side Alfreton Town on 5 July 2013, signing a one-year contract. He made his debut on the opening day of the season in a 1–0 defeat away to Dartford.
Westwood joined Hednesford Town in September 2014, making his debut against Stockport County FC on 6 September.

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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 100. Josh Craddock


Saddler
Personal information
Full name Joshua Glynn Craddock

Date of birth 5 March 1991 (age 25)
Place of birth Wolverhampton, England

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

Club information
Current team Rushall Olympic

Youth career
?–2008 Walsall

Senior career
Years                      Team                       Apps              (Gls)
2008–2009               Walsall                         3                (0)

 2009                       Cradley Town                 ?                  ?

2009                        Halesowen Town          12                (1)
2010                        Hednesford Town            3                (0)
2010–2012               Stourbridge
2012-                       Rushall Olympic
Craddock started his senior career in the Football League for Walsall. He made his debut on 3 May 2008 as a substitute in the Football League One clash with Hartlepool United which finished as a 2–2 draw.
In August 2009, Walsall confirmed that Craddock had chosen to leave professional football and go to study at University full-time. The club retain his registration. After leaving Walsall, Craddock spent time with Halesowen Town before joining Hednesford Town in February 2010. He joined in August 2010 to Non League side Stourbridge F.C.] and in July 2012 to Rushall Olympic.

Following report from Pics on his signing…………..

Josh CRADDOCK – Midfielder. Highly rated, tough tackling midfield enforcer who possesses a formidable engine, he signed during summer 2012 after ending the previous campaign with Stourbridge. Began his career by coming through the ranks with Walsall as a front runner to complete a two-year Apprenticeship at the Banks’s Stadium, culminating in him netting 12 goals in just 16 starts as the Youth Team scooped the Youth Alliance North-West Conference Championship in 2007-08. May 2008 saw him awarded a professional deal after also making his Saddler’s debut just prior to the end of the campaign as a substitute in the Football League One clash with Hartlepool United. During 2008-09 he featured extensively for the Reserve’s, but appeared only twice more as a substitute for the First Team. During summer 2009 Walsall confirmed he had chosen to leave professional football in order to pursue a University education. After linking up with local side Cradley Town for a short spell at the start of the 2009-10 campaign, he later signed for Halesowen Town, before eventually transferring to Hednesford Town in February 2010 – where he helped the Pitmen reach the semi-final of the Southern League Premier Division play-offs. During summer 2010 he moved on to Stourbridge and last season he was an integral part of the Glassboys side who reached the Second Round of the FA Cup – disposing of League Two Plymouth Argyle in a first-round replay, before eventually losing out to League One Stevenage. DoB: 5 March 1991 (Aged 21).

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 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.