Walsall player 128. Alf Wheeler


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Personal information
Full name Alfred James Wheeler
Date of birth April qtr. 1910
Place of birth Bilston, England

Date of death Not known
Playing position Inside-forward / centre-forward

Senior career
Years                     Team                                 Apps    (Gls)
1931–1932              Walsall                                  11      (3)
1932                         Mossley                                  ?       ?
1932–1933              Brentford                               1      (0)
1933–1934              Northampton Town            5      (1)
1934–1935              Southampton                      11      (6)
1935                         Barnsley                                 0       (0)
1935–1936              Norwich City                         0       (0)
1936                          Gillingham                            8       (3)

Alfred James “Alf” Wheeler (born 1910) was an English professional footballer who played as a forward for various clubs inthe Football League in the 1930s.
Wheeler was born in Bilston, near Wolverhampton and started his professional career with Walsall in the Football League Third Division North, for whom he scored three goals in eleven league appearances. After a spell in the Cheshire County League with Mossley, Wheeler joined Brentford, before joining Northampton Town for the 1933–34 season, in which he made five appearances, scoring once.
In July 1934, he joined Southampton of the Second Division, making his debut playing at inside-left at home to Port Vale on 27 August. He was in and out of the side for most of the season, with Arthur Holt the preferred inside-left. In November 1934, Wheeler played three matches at centre-forward in place of Norman Cole, scoring an “outstanding” hat-trick in the first 27 minutes of a 4–1 victory over Bradford City. A lack of consistency led to him being dropped in favour of new signing, Walter Pollard, and Wheeler was transfer listed at the end of the season.
In August 1935, he joined Barnsley for a fee of £100, and in October he moved on to Norwich City, but he never played first-team football for either club. In the summer of 1936, he joined his final league club, Gillingham, making a further eight league appearances, scoring three goals.

Walsall player 122. Chris Marsh


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Personal information
Full name Christopher Marsh
Date of birth 14 January 1970 (age 46)
Place of birth Dudley, England

Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Defender
Senior career
Years                    Team                                          Apps      (Gls)
1988–2001           Walsall                                        450+      (23)
2001                    Wycombe Wanderers                  12          (0)
2001–2003            Northampton Town                  41         (0)
                                                     Total                       503+       (23)

Christopher “Chris” Marsh (born 14 January 1970) was a British footballer who is best remembered for his time with Walsall football club, for whom he made over 470 appearances in all competitions.
Marsh, who grew up in Sedgley was a pupil at Queen Victoria Primary School and then Dormston School, began his footballing career as a trainee with Walsall in 1986, joining the club on leaving school, and went on to make over 450 appearances in thirteen seasons, helping the club to promotion in 1995 and 1999. He played primarily as a fullback but played in virtually every position on the field. In January 2001, feeling that he had gone stale, he requested a transfer and joined Wycombe Wanderers in March 2001 for a transfer fee of £30,000. Walsall fans were most dissapointed when he left, as he was reverred by them!

Unfortunately for Chris  the spell at Wycombe came to an end after only six months , he joined Northampton Town for a fee of £10,000 on a two-year contract, saying, “It has been a strange experience for me. I went to Wycombe last March but they have changed their system and I have been a victim of that. Lawrie Sanchez said he wanted me to stay but [Northampton manager] Kevin Wilson was a big factor in my decision.” He made 43 appearances for Northampton in two seasons that were interrupted by an Achilles problem that ruled him out for over three months in 2002. After Northampton were relegated at the end of the 2002–03 season, he was released by the club and retired from the game. Chris has had spells in Australia and America coaching various teams and is now back in UK. Now a coach at Daventry FC. Captained, managed and ran Walsall All Stars team for a long time, and may still, I am Not sure!