Walsall player 126. Phil Parkes


Personal information
Full name Philip Benjamin Neil Frederick Parkes
Date of birth 8 August 1950 (age 66)
Place of birth Sedgley, England

Playing position Goalkeeper

Senior career
Years               Team                                   Apps  (Gls)
1968–1970         Walsall                                  52     (0)
1970–1979         Queens Park Rangers       406     (0)
1979–1990         West Ham United                 344     (0)

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1990–1991         Ipswich Town                          3     (0)
National team
1974                 England U21                            1      (0)
1978                 England                                   1      (0)

Philip Benjamin Neil Frederick “Phil” Parkes (born 8 August 1950, Sedgley, Staffordshire, England) is a former football goalkeeper.
He was a pupil at Dormston School from September 1961 to December 1965.
Beginning his football career at Walsall, turning professional in 1968, he made nearly 100 appearances in the Black Countrybefore moving to London, signing for Queens Park Rangers for £15,000 in June 1970. His QPR debut was on Saturday 22 August 1970 in a 3–1 defeat at home to Leicester City.
Parkes was part of the QPR team that reached the last eight of the FA Cup in 1974 and were League runners-up to Liverpool in 1976. Many observers consider that side, managed by Dave Sexton, the finest team never to have won the League. His club career at QPR spanned 344 league appearances (406 in all competitions). He gained his only England cap during this period, against Portugal in 1974.
Parkes was sold to West Ham United in 1979 for £565,000, a world record for a goalkeeper at the time. It is reported that Sexton, who by then was manager of Manchester United, put in six bids for the player but saw them all turned down. It was only the half million pound bid from West Ham United that QPR chairman Jim Gregory could not resist. Upon John Lyall’s signing of Parkes it was thought that he was a huge risk due to the severity of the condition of his knees but his signing was to pay off as Parkes was to remain first choice keeper for the next ten years. Despite this longevity, however, he only ever gained one piece of silverware, when West Ham beat Arsenal 1–0 to win the 1980 FA Cup Final.
Parkes appeared as himself in Thunderbolt and Smokey! in the boys strip Eagle in 1982, giving a coaching session to a schoolboy striker who was having to play in goal in a cup semi-final due to the regular keeper being injured.
Although Parkes collected just one major trophy during his long playing career, his time at Upton Park saw him come close to picking up honours more than once later on in the 1980s. He was on the losing side in the 1981 Football League Cup Final against Liverpool, the same year that he collected a Second Division title medal as the Hammers returned to the First Division after three years away. In 1983–84, the Hammers were in the title race mid season but fell away to finish ninth. They re-emerged as title challengers in 1985–86 and were in the hunt for the title right up to the end of April, finally finishing third. He also helped them reach the League Cup semi-finals in 1988–89, but it was a disappointing season for the Hammers who were then relegated to the Second Division. Parkes had sat out much of the season despite new signing Allen McKnight making many mistakes before Parkes was finally reinstated as first choice. Parkes finished his West Ham career having played exactly the same number of league games for them as he had for QPR – 344.
In 1990, he left the Hammers on a free transfer after 11 years and linked up with John Lyall who had returned to management at Ipswich Town. He played three league games in 1990–91 and moved into coaching.
In 2003, an official West Ham United members poll for the greatest West Ham XI named him as the team’s goalkeeper, beating Ludek Miklosko to that position. He is considered by QPR supporters to be one of the three best goalkeepers in the club’s history, the others being Reg Allen and David Seaman.
Parkes had great ability, and was unfortunate to only ever win one England cap. He would have won a second soon after his first as, during a game against Wales in 1976, the manager Don Revie said Parkes would play the second-half, but at half-time with the score still at 0–0 Revie decided to keep Ray Clemence on. After the game Parkes went home and said to his wife he would never make himself available for England again.


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 92. Charlie Aston

Personal information
Full name Charles Lane Aston
Date of birth 1875
Place of birth Bilston, England

Date of death 9 January 1931
Place of death Leytonstone, England

Playing position Full back

Youth career
Bilston United
Senior career
Years                          Team                                 Apps     (Gls)
1895–1898                   Walsall                                66         (1)
1898–1901                   Aston Villa                           13+        ?
1901–1902                  Queens Park Rangers            ?           ?
1902–1903                  Burton United                         ?           ?
1903–1904                  Gresley Rovers                       ?           ?
1904–1905                  Burton United                         ?           ?
1905–1908                  Watford                               127          (1)

Born in Bilston, Staffordshire, Aston started his career at local club Bilston United. He joined Walsall  ( 14 games, then 25 games 1 goal and in his last season 27 games) as a professional in December 1895, getting his first experience of playing in the Football League before joining  First Division side Aston Villa in 1898. During his first full season at the club, Aston played 13 games as Villa won the league. Villa retained their title in 1899–1900.
Aston left Villa in 1901. After one-season spells at Queens Park Rangers, Burton United, Gresley Rovers and Burton United again, Aston joined Watford in 1905. He played 51 games as Watford won the United League but finished 14th in the Southern League. The following season, Watford improved to finish 9th in the Southern League, and Aston scored his only goal for the club in a 2–0 win over Portsmouth on 22 September 1906 at Cassio Road. After playing in all 41 of Watford’s fixtures in 1907–08, Aston left to club to join Leyton, with whom he finished his career. He died in Leytonstone on 9 January 1931.

Walsall player 66.Ted Price

Full name Edward Price
Date of birth 13 June 1883
Place of birth Walsall, England

Date of death 29 December 1967 (aged 84)
Place of death Isleworth, England

Height 5 ft 9.5 in (1.77 m)
Playing position Goalkeeper

Senior career
Years                                                 Team                                  Apps        (Gls)
                                                        Richmond Villa
                                                Royal Army Medical Corps
1906–1908                              Aldershot Depot
1908–1909                                       Walsall                                    24        (0)
1909–1911                                       Stockport County                   34        (0)
1911–1912                                        Croydon Common                 42       (0)
1912–1920                                         Brentford                              210       (0)
1917–1918                                         Wilkinsons                                (guest)
1920–1921                                     Queens Park Rangers                 7        (0)
Ted Price was an English football goalkeeper who appeared in the Football League for Stockport County and Queens Park Rangers. He made over 200 appearances for Brentford and played for the Southern League representative team.
A goalkeeper, Price began his career at Richmond Villa and played for the Medical Corps and Aldershot Depot representative sides while serving in the British Army. While with Aldershot, he won the 1907 cup for best all-round sportsman at the barracks. He returned to his native West Midlands to join hometown Birmingham & District League side Walsall in October 1908, staying with the club for ten months, making 24 appearances in goal.
Price earned a move to the Football League in August 1909, signing for Division Two side Stockport County. He made just three appearances during the 1909/10 season, but established himself in the first team the following year, making 34 appearances. Price departed the club at the end of the 1910/11 season, having made 37 appearances during his two seasons at Edgeley Park.
Pride moved to London and dropped back into non-league football to sign for Southern League Division Two side Croydon Common in 1911. He represented the team in both the Southern League and the London Combination, making 18 and 24 appearances respectively. Price left the club at the end of the 1911/12 season, having made 46 appearances for the Robins.
Price joined Southern League Division One side Brentford in 1912. He had a poor 1912/13 season, conceding the goals which saw the Bees relegated to Division Two. He was a part of the Brentford side which challenged for promotion in the1913/14 and 1914/15 seasons, before competitive football was suspended in 1915 after the outbreak of the First World War the previous year. Price continued to play for Brentford through the war, appearing in the London Combination and helping the team win the title in the 1918/19 season. He was awarded a testimonial against Millwall in September 1919 and with the resumption of competitive football, Price returned to Southern League action for the 1919/20 season. He departed Griffin Park in the summer of 1920, having made over 200 appearances for Brentford.
During the 1917/18 season, Price joined London Munitions League side Wilkinsons as a guest.
Price returned to league football in 1920, signing for Division Three South side Queens Park Rangers. He made seven appearances during the 1920/21 season and retired from football.
Price played for the Southern League representative side in a match against their Irish League counterparts in November 1919.
Price spent many years in the British Army, spending five years in South Africa with the South Staffordshire Regiment. He served in the Boer War and won the Queen’s South Africa Medal. After suffering an injury, he transferred to the Army Medical Corps. After leaving the army, Price settled in Isleworth.