Walsall player 151. Simeon Alexander Jackson


Simeon Alexander Jackson (born 28 March 1987) is a Canadian international soccer player who plays for Walsall in the English Football League One. He has spent the majority of his career playing in England, relocating from Mississauga, Ontario, to South London as a teenager to pursue his interest in soccer. Following a rejection by Gillingham after a trial, he played semi-professionally before making his name with Rushden & Diamonds of the Football Conference. His goal scoring feats for the club earned him a move to Gillingham, then of Football League Two, in 2008. He scored the winning goal for the club in the 2009 Football League Two play-off Final at Wembley Stadium.

In 2010 Jackson was transferred to Norwich City, then of the Football League Championship, and scored the goal that clinched Norwich’s promotion to the Premier League the following year. He fell out of favour at the club during the 2012–13season, however, and opted to join German club Eintracht Braunschweig who were newly promoted to the Bundesliga. Desiring regular playing time, his contract with the German club was mutually terminated in January 2014 and he returned to England.

Jackson has played for the Canadian national team since 2009. During qualification for the 2014 FIFA World Cup he scored a hat-trick against Saint Lucia.

Jackson was born in Kingston, Jamaica. At the age of three, he moved with his parents to MississaugaOntario. Jackson played for his local team in Canada, Sunoco FC. He was invited to have trials with Gillingham, but was rejected by the club. At the age of 15, he moved to England and lived with his grandmother in CroydonSouth London While playing for Dulwich Hamlet, Jackson worked at McDonald’s to sustain his move to England.

He joined Rushden & Diamonds in 2004 and was the club’s top scorer in the 2006–07 season, scoring 20 goals. The next season he was top scorer for the Diamonds in the league, scoring 16 goals, despite leaving for Gillingham in January. He was joint eighth top scorer in the league that season. In 2005, he had trials with Manchester United and Manchester City. Jackson went on a one-month loan to Raunds Town in December 2005. When he left the Diamonds he had established himself as the club’s eighth highest goalscorer, scoring 43 goals in just over 100 games in all competitions.

In January 2008, he signed with Gillingham, a club he had a trial with as a youth player, for a transfer fee of £150,000 on a three-and-a-half-year contract. He made his debut against Cheltenham Town on 2 February 2008.

On 4 January 2009, Jackson scored an equalizing goal for Gillingham in their 2–1 FA Cup Third Round defeat by Aston Villa. He scored both goals as Gillingham beat Rochdalein the 2008–09 play-off semi final, and the 90th-minute winner in the 1–0 win against Shrewsbury Town in the final, as Gillingham returned to League One one year after relegation. Jackson signed for Norwich on 15 July 2010, signing a two-year contract with the club, with the option for another year, in a deal which saw striker Cody McDonald move to Gillingham on loan. He was given the number 10 jersey upon his arrival at the club. He made his debut for the club in a 3–2 home loss to Watford on 6 August 2010. He scored his first goal for the club against Swansea City on 21 August. Manager Paul Lambert has been using Jackson as an impact substitute due to the form and partnership of Grant Holt and Chris Martin. Jackson was given a start against Bristol City, and scored a brace, with a goal in each half at Ashton Gate. Jackson started the next four games again, in favour of Martin.[13] He scored his fourth goal of the season in the 1–0 win over Middlesbrough on 23 October. After a few months of mostly coming in as a substitute again, on 2 April 2011, Jackson scored his first hat-trick for Norwich, coming on as a substitute and scoring three times in the last twenty minutes of the match against Scunthorpe United at Carrow Road. He went on to score the goal that clinched Norwich’s promotion to the Premier League, a late winner against Portsmouth.

Jackson made his Premier League debut on 21 August 2011, as a second-half substitute for Chris Martin in the second game of the season against Stoke City, the game finished with a Kenwyne Jones stoppage time header which resulted in a 1–1 home draw for Norwich. Following his Premier League debut, Jackson began to struggle finding minutes in the team, he did not play a minute of football in the league until 1 October as a second half sub against Manchester United. Jackson made his first start in the Premier League on 26 November in a 2–1 victory over Queens Park Rangers, this was the first time a Canadian international had started in the Premier League since David Edgar on 24 May 2009 with Burnley. Jackson scored his first Premier League goal on 20 December against Wolverhampton Wanderers when he converted a Steve Morison cross one minute after being subbed on. Jackson came on as a second half sub against Fulham on 31 December and scored the game tying goal in second half injury time to earn a 1–1 home draw. In the fourth round of the FA Cup in late January Norwich was drawn against West Bromwich Albion, Jackson came off the bench in the 65th minute with the game being tied at 1–1 and scored the winning goal in the 85th to take the Canaries into the fifth round. After failing to make an appearance for almost a month Jackson returned to the starting line up in a 3–3 away draw on 5 May against Arsenal. The following week, Jackson was given the start again in the final game of the season against Aston Villa, the game ended in a 2–0 home victory with Jackson and Grant Holt as the scorers. Jackson finished the 2011–12 campaign for Norwich having made 22 appearances, starting in 10 of those. He scored three goals and registered two assists, with 34 shots on goal in his debut Premier League season. The club took up the option to extend Jackson’s contract for another year in June 2012, along with David Fox and Elliott Ward. On 25 August 2012 he scored his first goal of the new season in a 1–1 draw at home to Queens Park Rangers. At the end of the season, Jackson was released by Norwich, having struggled to find minutes during his second year in the top flight. On 10 July 2013, Jackson signed for German Bundesliga side Eintracht Braunschweig on a two-year contract. Jackson was previously linked with a move to Championship side Bournemouth. After just nine appearances during the first half of the season, Jackson and Eintracht Braunschweig mutually agreed to terminate his contract on 31 January 2014.

On 1 February 2014, a day after his Eintracht Braunschweig contract was terminated, Jackson agreed to join Championship side Millwall on a deal until the end of the season. He made his debut against Brighton & Hove Albion on 1 March 2014. Jackson scored his first goal on 25 March in a 3–2 home defeat to Birmingham City.

On 18 August 2014, Jackson signed for League One team Coventry City on a one-year contract. On 13 September Jackson scored his first goal for the club and the game-winning goal in a 2–1 victory over Yeovil Town.

After leaving Coventry at the end of the 2014–15 season, Jackson went on trial at fellow League One side Barnsley. On 3 September 2015, he signed a short-term contract that would keep him at the club until 3 January 2016.

Following a successful trial, Jackson signed a short-term deal with Blackburn Rovers on 15 January 2016 to last until the end of the 2015–16 season. He scored his first goal for Blackburn in a 2–1 defeat to Leeds United on 12 March 2016

On 18th July 2016 Simeon signed a two year contract at 1st Division Walsall, When asked why he came to Walsall he said ‘The Boss, told me what they were doing here and what he wanted from me. I was sold’

 

Simeon Jackson
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Simeon Jackson in Gillingham colours
Personal information
Full name Simeon Alexander Jackson
Date of birth 28 March 1987 (age 29)
Place of birth Kingston, Jamaica
Height 172 cm (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Walsall
Number 9
Youth career
Sunoco FC
ASPIRE Academy
Dulwich Hamlet
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2008 Rushden & Diamonds 88 (40)
2005 Raunds Town (loan)
2008–2010 Gillingham 104 (38)
2010–2013 Norwich City 73 (17)
2013–2014 Eintracht Braunschweig 9 (0)
2014 Millwall 14 (2)
2014–2015 Coventry City 28 (3)
2015–2016 Barnsley 9 (0)
2016 Blackburn Rovers 17 (2)
2016– Walsall 0 (0)
National team
2006–2008 Canada U20 7 (0)
2009– Canada 47 (6)

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 71. Sammy Smith


Sam Smith
Personal information
Full name Samuel James Smith
Date of birth 7 September 1909
Place of birth Pelsall, England

Date of death November 1994 (aged 85)
Place of death England

Playing position Centre forward

Senior career
Years                                        Team                 Apps              (Gls)
–                                        Walsall LMS                   ?                  (?)
1930–1934                         Birmingham                 31                (13)
1934–1935                         Chelsea                         0                  (0)
1935–1936                          Norwich                        1                  (0)
1936                                    Walsall                       14                  (4)
1936–19xx                          Stourbridge                   ?                 (?)

Samuel James “Sam” Smith (7 September 1909 – November 1994) was an English footballer who played as a centre forward. He scored 17 goals in 46 appearances in the Football League playing for Birmingham, Norwich andWalsall.
Smith was born in Pelsall, then in Staffordshire. He played for Walsall LMSbefore joining Birmingham in 1930. He scored twice on his debut against local rivals Aston Villa, and finished the 1931–32 season with ten goals from 15 league games, but the following season Bob Gregg regained his place alongside Joe Bradford in attack Under George Liddell, who took over from Leslie Knighton as manager, Smith played rarely, and in 1934 he followed Knighton to Chelsea. He failed to make the first team at Chelsea, and a year later moved on to Norwich City, but six months produced only one league appearance, so he returned to the Midlands with Walsall in January 1936. At the end of that season he moved into non-league football with Stourbridge

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.

Walsall player 20. Ken Hill


Ken Hill
Born Walsall 28th April 1938
Junior football
North Walsall Boys
North Walsall Schools
Bescot United
Walsall FC 1956-1963
Norwich City 1963-1966 50games 0 goals
Walsall FC 1966- 141games 1goal
Ken Hill was born in Walsall in 1938, He spent almost all of his life in and around the North Walsall area (Leamore-Bloxwich) I used to know where he lived as around ten or twelve years ago, I spent a time in Walsall Manor Hospital with his brother, who told me a lot about Ken which I have forgotten. At The time Ken was ill himself! Back to his career.
He started his football career by playing for the North Walsall Boys and North Walsall Schools football teams. He left school and joined the railways, and someone from Walsall spotted him playing for Bescot United fc and he was invited to join. He signed on at Walsall in November 1956 but had to wait for his debut until February 1959, when he played against Hartlepool United. This was the first of a total of 141 games played and 1 goal scored (against Stoke in 1962)
He moved to Norwich in 1963 for the sum of £17,000 and he was to return to the Saddlers in 1966 where I believe he finished his career.
Ken Hill was a hard working player and never gave an opponent any room to manoeuvre.
No picture available, and I cannot find anything about what he did after leaving Walsall.