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.


Walsall player 336 Paul Anthony Hall

Paul Anthony Hall (born 3 July 1972 in Manchester, England), is a retired English-born Jamaican international footballer. He is currently a coach at Conference National side Tamworth, during his career, Hall was a striker who could also play on the right wing.
Hall began his career as an apprentice at Torquay United, turning professional on 9 July 1990, although he had already made his league debut the previous season. He helped the Gulls to promotion via the play-offs, primarily playing as a winger, and made a total of 93 league appearances, before a £70,000 transfer to Portsmouth on 25 March 1993.
Hall was to spend five happy seasons with the Fratton Park outfit, and after some impressive displays Hall gained a call up to the Jamaica national football team to participate at the 1998 FIFA World Cup.
After some impressive performances at the World Cup, Hall moved to Coventry City for a fee of £300,000. Within four months at Coventry he had been told by manager Gordon Strachan that he did not fit into his plans, but Hall chose to stay and fight for a place, turning down a move to Port Vale in late November 1998. On 18 February 1999, he joined Bury on loan, but again returned to Highfield Road to fight for a first team place. The following season chances were even sparser, with loan moves to Sheffield United on 17 December 1999 (scoring once against Grimsby Town), and to West Bromwich Albion on 10 February 2000, neither of which resulted in permanent deals. He scored once during his spell at Coventry against Southend United in the League Cup.
On 17 March 2000, Hall left Highfield Road, joining Walsall on loan until the end of the season, and in the summer joined the Saddlers permanently on a free transfer. He helped the club to gain promotion to the Football League First Division via the play-offs, but found himself out of manager Ray Graydon’s plans for the 2001–02 campaign. Port Vale attempted to take him loan on 20 September, but were told by Walsall that only a permanent deal would suffice. The following week, he was offered a trial at Queens Park Rangers, but again returned to Walsall. On 10 October 2001, he finally left the Bescot Stadium, joining league newcomers Rushden & Diamonds on a free transfer, playing alongside fellow former Torquay forwards Scott Partridge and Duane Darby. Hall spent three seasons with Rushden & Diamonds, making 112 appearances and scoring 26 goals. In the Third Division play-off final, Hall scored a superb solo goal straight from kick off after Cheltenham scored. When financial problems forced Rushden to offload several players, he signed for Tranmere Rovers where he played 55 times and scored 13 goals.
For the 2005–06 season Hall signed on a free for Chesterfield, for whom he was the top scorer with 15 goals in 47 league and cup starts. On 4 June 2007, Hall returned to his former club Walsall. He scored once in his second spell at the club; a last minute winner against Hartlepool United.
On 11 January 2008, Hall and fellow Saddlers team mate, Danny Sonner both joined League Two strugglers Wrexham, however Hall’s deal was only a loan deal. Hall scored his first goal for Wrexham on 9 March which was the opening goal in a 2-0 win at local rivals Chester City. Unfortunately for Hall he suffered an injury, and returned to Walsall. In July 2008, Hall signed for Conference South club Newport County under manager Dean Holdsworth. Hall’s contract with Newport was cancelled in October 2008 by mutual consent. He joined Stratford Town of the Midland Football Alliance in November 2008.
In July 2010, Hall was named youth team coach at Mansfield Town, but left the club just two months later when financial trouble forced the club to shut down their youth team. He subsequently joined Spalding United as a player, and made his debut for the Tulips on 2 October 2010 in a 3-0 defeat. Hall returned to Mansfield on 19 November 2010 when he was hired as Duncan Russell’s assistant manager. On 30 March 2011, Hall was registered as a player to help ease the injury crisis at Mansfield Town, after the club could only name three healthy substitutes in the match against Crawley Town the day before. Hall left his assistant manager role on 7 June 2011.

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Although born and raised in England, Paul Hall was eligible to play for Jamaica because of family connections. He made his international debut for the “Reggae Boyz” in 1997, and helped Jamaica qualify for the 1998 World Cup. He subsequently started all three games in the World Cup. In total, he played 41 games and scored 15 goals for Jamaica.
Paul Hall currently holds a UEFA ‘A’ coaching license. In 2009 Hall coached at Soleil College. In November 2010, he was named assistant manager at English Conference side Mansfield Town.
Hall joined up with Marcus Law at Conference National side Tamworth, and is helping with coaching the team, Hall lives local to the Tamworth area, and will pass on his experience to a young squad.
With Walsall he was a, Football League Second Division play-off winner: 2001

Senior career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1990–1993 Torquay United 93 (1)
1993–1998 Portsmouth 188 (37)
1998–2000 Coventry City 10 (0)
1999 Bury (loan) 7 (0)
1999–2000 Sheffield United (loan) 4 (1)
2000 West Bromwich Albion (loan) 4 (0)
2000 Walsall (loan) 2 (1)
2000–2001 Walsall 49 (9)
2001–2004 Rushden & Diamonds 112 (26)
2004–2005 Tranmere Rovers 55 (13)
2005–2007 Chesterfield 91 (20)
2007–2008 Walsall 19 (1)
2008 Wrexham (loan) 11 (1)
2008 Newport County 13 (0)
2008–2010 Stratford Town 9 (0)
2010 Spalding United ? (?)
2011 Mansfield Town 2 (0)
Total 669 (109)
National team
1997–2002 Jamaica 41 (15)