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.

Walsall player 55 Mel Eves


Mel Eves
Personal information
Full name Melvyn James Eves
Date of birth 10 September 1956 (age 60)
Place of birth Darlaston, England

Playing position Attacker
Senior career
Years                                             Team                                  Apps              (Gls)
1975–1984                             Wolverhampton Wanderers        180                (44)
1984                                        Huddersfield Town (loan)             7                  (4)
1984–1986                               Sheffield United                           26                (10)
1986–1988                                Gillingham                                     27                  (9)
1988 →                                      Mansfield Town (loan)               3                   (0)
1988–1989                                Walsall                                             0                   (0)
1988–1989                                King’s Lynn (loan)                        ?                    (2)
1989                                         Cheltenham Town (loan)                1                   (0)
1989                                         Willenhall Town                                2                    (0)
1989–1990                              Telford United                                  21                    (3)

                                                               Total                 
National team      1978            England B                                   3                    (1)
Melvyn James “Mel” Eves (born September 10, 1956 in Darlaston) is a former English professional footballer who had a long career playing as a striker and left sided attacker, mostly known for his time with Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Eves was educated at Wolverhampton Grammar School from 1968 to 1975 when he represented England as a Schoolboy International before joining Wolves. He eventually made his debut on 26 November 1977 againstIpswich Town at Molineux in the First Division.
His first goal was at Chelsea in 1978, followed by the winner againstManchester United in the following game and a goal in victory over Aston Villa afterwards. Such a run saw him earn a spot in the England B’s summer tour of 1978, managed by Sir Bobby Robson, where he made three appearances and scored one goal (in a record 8-0 success over Singapore’s full team).
Eves played in Wolves’ 1980 League Cup final triumph over then-European Cup holders Nottingham Forest at Wembley.
He was top goalscorer in 1981/82 (seven goals) as Wolves slumped out of the top flight, but his 18 league goal haul the following year, not only earned him the top goalscorer award again, but saw the team immediately return to Division One.
Financial problems then struck Wolves and saw many players, including Eves, leave after relegation. After a period of time training at Manchester City, recovering from a ruptured Achilles tendon sustained in his last game for Wolves in May 1984, Eves was signed by Sheffield United in December 1984. Here, he played until May 1986 and was also voted ‘Player of the Year’ by fans.
Eves then moved to Gillingham and played two further seasons in the third tier. He retired through injury in May 1989 after a six-month spell at Walsall, aged 32.
Upon leaving the game, Eves became an independent financial advisor (IFA), often dealing with advising young footballers. He became a licensed FA agent in the mid-1990s and became more involved with the agency work, although also running an IFA business. In the 2000s, though, he has focused more on his agency commitments, representing players such as Enzo Maresca, Benito Carbone, Fabrizio Ravanelli, Robert Earnshaw and Gareth McAuley. He now heads up Eleven Sports Management and has working alongside him ex-professional footballers John Williams, Carl Hutchings, Ben Abbey and Chris Marsh.
Eves also had a short stint as manager of part-time non-league Willenhall Town from March 2006 until November 2007 when he resigned through work commitments.Hewon the Birmingham Senior Cup for the first time in the 125 year history of the competition and reached the play-off final in the 2006-07 season eventually losing out in extra time to Bromsgrove Rovers.

Walsall player 41. Lee Sinnott


Born Aldridge12 July 1965 (50) (or Pelsall) depending which source you believe
Team Games Goals
Rushall Olympic
1982-83 Walsall 40 2
1983-87 Watford 95 2
1987-91 Bradford City 213 6
1991-93 Crystal Palace 55 0
1993-94 Bradford City 34 1
1994-97 Huddersfield 87 1
1997-99 Oldham Athletic 31 0
1998 Loan Bradford City 7 0
1999-2000 Scunthorpe 22 0
1985 England U21 1 0
Teams Managed
2003-07 Farsley Celtic
2007-08 Port Vale
2009 Bradford Park Avenue
2011= Altrincham
Lee came to Walsall as a youngster, from Rushall Olympic in November 1981, he played in Walsall Youth team . 1982 brought his debut for The Saddlers first team. He was able to play full back centre back or sweeper. He won Youth caps for England and gained one cap for England under 21’s. Walsall sold Lee to Watford for £100,000 in September 1983 and he went on to play against Everton in the 1984 F.A Cup final . He was sold to Bradford City for £130,000 in 1987, his next move was to Crystal Palace for £300,000 in 1991, he then went back to Bradford. When Sinnott returned to Valley Parade over the summer of 1993, Bradford were still in the third tier of the English league. He played in most of their first-team games that season, but the “Bantams” missed out on the play-offs and manager Frank Stapleton was sacked. Sinnott followed his manager out of the exit door and signed for local rivals Huddersfield Town. He was made captain of Neil Warnock’s team, and guided them to the Second Division play-off victory in his first season. He spent two more seasons in West Yorkshire before crossing the Pennines and signing for Oldham Athletic, who had just been relegated to the Second Division.
Sinnott played 31 games over two seasons at Boundary Park, but Oldham struggled in a division that they had been expected to win promotion from, and in Sinnott’s second season they narrowly avoided relegation to the Third Division
The 1998–99 campaign proved to be Lee Sinnott’s final season as a Football League player. Upon its conclusion he moved to Scarborough, who had just been relegated to the Football Conference, and played 22 games in one season for a side who finished fourth in the country’s highest non-league division. He then retired from playing after a career spanning almost 20 years.
When he finished playing he moved into management and was still manager at Altrincham at the start of the season.

We’re Back Where We Belong Says Altrincham Manager Lee Sinnott

SPORT - Skrill North Promotion Final - Altrincham v Guiseley AFCHAVING restored a traditional Non-League name back to the top tier, Altrincham boss Lee Sinnott immediately set to work to make sure they stay there.

Alty returned to the Conference Premier three years after relegation.

They’ve come close, with two play-off appearances in the last two seasons, but they finally got back among the big boys last weekend.

That was thanks to Greg Wilkinson’s extra-time winner at the death to help the Robins past Guiseley 2-1.

And while Sinnott enjoyed the occasion, the former Farsley Celtic and Port Vale manager knows he can’t afford to waste any time getting ready for the big kick-off in August.

“Planning has started already,” Sinnott said. “I’ve had a meeting with the chairman to formulate our plans.

“There are some longer journeys and bigger commitments needed from the players. But they can class themselves as Conference Premier players now. That’s a big fillip for them and it’s a box ticked after the disappointment of last year and losing in the play-offs.

Altrincham are back in the Conference Premier

“They’ve broken through the glass ceiling and shown they can come through the tough mental, and not just physical, encounters.

“I felt the desire to go again very early. If you look at our first 12 games we started very strongly. I’d expect the same again now because of the excitement of playing against quite a few ex-League teams.

“It’s a big challenge for them but I’m sure they are looking forward to it immensely.”

Alty’s biggest crowd in 32 years witnessed the play-off glory with 4,632 packing into their Moss Lane home.

Sinnott, who described the support as jaw-dropping, admitted that super-sub Wilkinson had been sent on with the scores locked at 1-1 and the dreaded penalty shoot-out in mind.

Instead he was calmness personified from 18 yards instead of 12, stroking the ball home from the edge of the box to send their support barmy.

And the incredible scenes left Sinnott shocked for 48 hours after the game.

“You’re numb, especially in the circumstances that it did happen,” said Sinnott. “We were putting Greg on with the intention of taking a penalty – within 22 seconds he writes himself into folklore. It worked out perfectly.

“When the dust settles after 48 hours you do think it’s nice to put them back where they were.

“When a club gets relegated there is doom and gloom, of course there is. You look at the playing side of it; some didn’t want to step down to the Conference North, some stayed and you need to bring other bodies in as well so it was a big change.

“The idea was to get the team pointed in right direction and then make progress from there. From an OK first season finishing eighth, the last two seasons have been testament to that progress.

“You can wave a magic wand – look at Liam Watson at Telford. He’s done a tremendous job and they’ve gone straight back up. In the Conference North where only one team goes up automatically and another in the play-offs, it can be achieved but it’s not a given that’s for sure.

“We’ve made progress and the majority of the squad are a good age so we’re looking to push on next season.”

With part-timers FC Halifax finishing in this season’s Skrill Premier top five and the likes of Braintree, Alfreton, Woking and Nuneaton all having good campaigns, Altrincham know they’re not taking on a mission impossible taking on so many ex-League heavyweights.

“Non-League has changed dramatically over the last ten or more years, with so many ex-League clubs being in the Conference at one stage or another,” he said.

“Altrincham has been a very big name traditionally in Non-League football and that’s the most pleasing aspect of getting them back.”