Walsall player 56 Reg Foulkes


Reg Foulkes
Personal information
Full name Reg Foulkes
Date of birth
Place of birth
Playing position Defender
Senior career
Years                                          Team                                           Apps            (Gls)
1938                                           Walsall
1945-1950                                  Walsall                                           175            (6)
1950-1956                               Norwich City                                       238          (13)
1956=1957                              Wisbech                                                ?              ?
1957                                        Kings Lynn                                            ?              ?
                                                Ceyms

                                                                                     Total             413           (19)
Reginald “Reg” Foulkes (born 23 February 1923) is a former footballer and a member of the Norwich City Hall of Fame.
He first won fame as a member of the England Schoolboy team of 1937, at the age of 14, he had a trial with Manchester United and then Birmingham City before joining the groundstaff at Fellows Park in 1938. He became a professional during the war. He was a fine Center Half, some said that he was cool and calculated and had ice in his veins. He was also a very good team and club captain. He made his full debut for the Saddlers in 1945 against Norwich City and went on to play 175 games and score 6 goals for us (he did make guest appearances for both Walsall and Birmingham during the war but they don’t count in records)
He was transferred to Norwich in May 1950 where he played for 6 seasons playing 238 times and scoring 8 goals, many of his games were as captain of Norwich.
Foulkes made 238 appearances for Norwich as a centre-half between 1950 and 1956, scoring eight times. Leading them for three good seasons when they finished high in the league.
When he left Norwich he joined Wisbech Town as player manager, he then moved to Kings Lynn before finishing his career as a permit player with Ceyms FC.
I have feeling that Reg came from Shropshire, somewhere, but I am not sure, so I weill put him in here being that the research is done on his career and that he gave us 5 years service.

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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.