Walsall player 138. Bertrand Bossu


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Bertrand Bossu (born 14 October 1980) is a French footballer who plays as a goalkeeper who played for Isthmian League Division One North club Harlow Town.
Born in Calais, Pas-de-Calais, Bossu started out as a boy at small French amateur club US Blériot-Plage, before joining Calais RUFC. When he was 16 he moved to RC Lens but never managed to play for the professional team there as he was confined to the third and fourth teams.
Bossu joined Barnet in March 2000. He made his debut and subsequently only first team appearance for Barnet on 17 May 2000 in the second leg of the play-off semi-final. Barnet were trailing 2–0 (4–1 on aggregate) away to Peterborough United when Bossu replaced the injured Lee Harrison in the Barnet goal. He conceded one more goal, giving David Farrell his hat-trick and confirming Peterborough’s place in the final.
He joined Conference side Hayes on loan in December 2000. His one-man heroics in the 1–0 win away to Boston United on 2 December ended a run of seven consecutive defeats. However, in the process Bossu broke a finger and returned to Barnet to recuperate.
He joined Rushden & Diamonds on loan in March 2001, but failed to make a first team appearance for them and was released by Barnet at the end of the season. He rejoined Hayes in August 2001, but lost his place as Hayes were relegated from the Conference. Although he began the following season as second-choice, he regained his place in the side and went on to win the Hayes Supporters’ Player of the Year Award in 2003. In the midst of this he had also become the first Hayes goalkeeper to score a goal, with a last-minute header in the game away to St Albans City.
Bossu joined Gillingham in September 2003 and made his debut later that month away to Walsall. He played just five more times that season, including the victory at home toPremier League side Charlton Athletic in the FA Cup.
In August 2004 he joined Torquay United on a three-month loan deal playing in the first two games of the season away to Bristol City and at home to Hull City the same month. However, he was sent back to Gillingham by Torquay with a knee injury, prompting a row over who should pay his wages. He joined Oldham Athletic in late October 2004, but failed to make their first team.
He was released by Gillingham at the end of the 2004–05 season, joining Darlington in August 2005. The same month he joined Accrington Stanley on loan, playing one Conference National game away to Cambridge United before returning to Darlington where he played 10 times before being released at the end of the season. He then joined Walsall in September 2006, but was released in May 2008.
After being released by Walsall, Bossu then went on trial with Scottish Premier League side Aberdeen. After impressing goalkeeping coach Jim Leighton, he was offered a contract with the Scottish club. Bossu left Aberdeen in August 2009 after only three appearances for the club.
He signed for Crewe Alexandra on a two-month contract on 28 October following a successful trial. However, he left six days later after asking for his contract to be cancelled.

Bertrand Bossu
Personal information
Full name Bertrand Bossu
Date of birth 14 October 1980 (age 35
Place of birth Calais, France
Height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Gravelines
Youth career
1989–1997 Calais RUFC
1997–1999 RC Lens
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2000 RC Lens 0 (0)
2000–2001 Barnet 1 (0)
2000 Hayes (loan) 1 (0)
2001  Rushden & Diamonds (loan) 0 (0)
2001–2003 Hayes 60 (1)
2003–2005 Gillingham 4 (0)
2004 Torquay United (loan) 2 (0)
2004  Oldham Athletic (loan) 0 (0)
2005–2006 Darlington 9 (0)
2005  Accrington Stanley (loan) 1 (0)
2006–2008 Walsall 1 (0)
2008–2009 Aberdeen 1 (0)
2009 Crewe Alexandra 0 (0)
2011–2013 Harlow Town 22 (0)
2013–2015 Calais RUFC 0 (0)
2015– Gravelines 0 (0)
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Walsall player 108. Ashley Hemmings


Personal information
Full name Ashley Josiah Hemmings
Date of birth 3 March 1991 (age 25)
Place of birth Wolverhampton, England

Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Playing position Forward / Winger

Club information
Current team Mansfield

Number 23
Youth career
?–2009 Wolverhampton Wanderers

Senior career
Years                              Team                                               Apps   (Gls)
2009–2012                    Wolverhampton Wanderers        2        (0)
2009            Loan           Cheltenham Town                          1        (0)
2010–2011   Loan          Torquay United                               9        (0)
2011–2012   Loan           Plymouth Argyle                           23      (2)
2012–2014                       Walsall                                              43      (3)
2014            Loan             Burton Albion                                   2      (0)
2014–                                Dagenham & Redbridge                14      (1)

2016                                    Mansfield                                           0           (0)
National team
2007                                  England U17                                    1       (0)
Ashley Josiah Hemmings (born 3 March 1991) is an English footballer who plays for Mansfield Town as either a striker or winger. He began his career with Wolverhampton Wanderers before being released by them in 2012, by then having also had loan spells at Cheltenham Town, Torquay United and Plymouth Argyle. Hemmings is a product of Wolverhampton Wanderers’ academy, having been with the club since age nine, and has represented England at youth level.He signed a professional contract age 17 in February 2009 and soon went on loan for a month to gain first team experience at League One side Cheltenham Town, where he made his senior debut against Millwall. He made his Wolves debut as a substitute against Barnsley on 25 April 2009 in which the club clinched the Championship title; he also featured as a substitute against Doncaster Rovers a week later on the final day of the season.
To gain further first team experience, he went on a month’s loan to League Two side Torquay United in October 2010 making his debut on 23 October, as a substitute, in a 1–1 draw at Gillingham. In the second round of a FA Cup, Hemmings provided a winning goal for Billy Kee as Torquay beat Walsall 1–0. However, after making nine league appearance, Hemmings loan spell at Torquay United had ended, despite having it extended until the end of the season.
In November 2011, he moved on loan to League Two side Plymouth Argyle until January 2012. He scored his first senior goal on his debut for the Pilgrims against Northampton Town; then scored his second goal, which turns out to be a winner and provided a double assist in a 3–2 win over Bristol Rovers. His loan spell was then extended to run until the end of the season.
His contract at Wolves expired in June 2012 and was not renewed. After being released by Plymouth, Hemmings was linked a return to Plymouth on a permanent basis, but manager Carl Fletcher decided against signing Hemmings.
A free agent, Hemmings signed for League One side Walsall in a two-year deal. Hemmings scored on his Walsall debut against Brentford with an 18-yard drive into the bottom corner of the goal in the first round of the League Cup and made his league debut in an opening game of the season; as Walsall lost 3–0 against Doncaster Rovers. On 17 November 2012, Hemmings scored his first league goal in a 2–2 draw against Crawley Town.
On 27 March 2014, Hemmings joined League Two side Burton Albion on loan until 24 April 2014. Because the Brewers reached the play-offs Hemmings extended his loan until the end of the 2013–14 season. He was released by Walsall in May 2014.
In July 2014, he signed for League Two side Dagenham & Redbridge on a one-year contract after training with the club during pre-season.

He joined Mansfiwld in 2016.

Walsall player 63. Joe Pointon


Joe Pointon
Personal information
Full name Joseph Pointon

Date of birth 1905

Place of birth Leek, Staffordshire, England

Date of death 1939 (aged 33–34)

Place of death Leek, Staffordshire, England

Playing position Forward

Youth career
Leek Wesleyans
Leek National
Senior career
Years                                      Team                Apps             (Gls)
                                         Congleton Town         ?                  ?
                                         Stoke City                    ?                 ?
1923–1926                        Port Vale                  10                (0)
                                         Luton Town                 ?                 ?
                                    Brighton & Hove Albion    ?                 ?
 1928-1930                      Torquay United             ?                 16+
                                         Bristol Rovers              ?                ?
                                        Walsall
                                                        Total          10+              (0+)

Joseph “Joe” Pointon (1905–1939) was an English footballer who played as a forward.
Pointon played for non-league football for Leek Wesleyans, Leek National, and Congleton Town, before signing with Stoke City. He did not feature for the “Potters” however, and so crossed the Potteries divide to join Port Vale as an amateur in April 1923. He played six consecutive Second Division games during the 1923–24 season, filling in for the regular number 7 Jack Lowe. He played four games during the 1925–26 season, but was released upon its conclusion. He moved on to Luton Town, Brighton & Hove Albion, Torquay United, Bristol Rovers and Walsall. He was Torquay’s top scorer during the 1929–30 Third Division South season, with sixteen goals.

He died young in 1939, in his native Leek.

Walsall player 37. Karl Hawley.


Personal information
Full name Karl Leon Hawley
Date of birth 6 December 1981 (age 34)
Place of birth Walsall, England

Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Playing position Striker

Club information
Current team StourBridge

Karl H

Number 23
Senior career*
Years                                 Team                            Apps                     (Gls)
2000–2004             Walsall                                         1                      (0)
2002–2003             Raith Rovers (loan)               17                       (7)
2003                          Hereford United (loan)           6                       (1)
2003                          Raith Rovers (loan)                  9                        (2)
2004                          Hednesford Town                     1                        (0)
2004–2007              Carlisle United                      118                       (47)
2007–2009              Preston North End                 30                       (3)
2008                         Northampton Town (loan)     11                       (2)
2009                           Colchester United (loan)         4                        (0)
2009–2012               Notts County                             81                        (5)
2012                           Crawley Town (loan)               4                         (0)
2012–2013                Scunthorpe United                 39                        (11)
2013–2014                Torquay United                       25                         (3)
2014– 2015                Alfreton Town                         33                        (10)

2015                              Stourbridge                        46                     (24)
National team
2004–2005                    England C                          2
Born in Walsall, West Midlands, Hawley started his career for his hometown team Walsall but only played one league game. While at the Bescot Stadium he also spent loan spells at Raith Rovers and Hereford United, where he scored once against Burton Albion.
After his release by Walsall in 2004, Hawley joined Southern Football League side Hednesford Town, but only made one start for the Pitmen, playing in a league game against Hinckley United. He was again released towards the end of the 2003–04 season. Hawley joined Conference team Carlisle United in the summer of 2004 and played a part in their return to the Football League. He was the League Two top scorer in the 2005–06 season, forming a successful partnership with Michael Bridges as Carlisle achieved a second successive promotion to League One. Hawley was voted League Two Fans’ Player of the Year and was part of the League Two Team of the Year. In May 2007, Hawley was offered an improved contract by Carlisle manager Neil McDonald, but Hawley rejected the offer and left the club on 11 May 2007. In three seasons for Carlisle United he was the club’s top scorer.
He signed for Championship side Preston North End on 14 June 2007, on a three-year contract. After making 26 appearance and 3 goals in League and 2 in FA Cup at his first season for Preston, Hawley suffered poor forms for Preston in his second season and got less playing time under manager Alan Irvine. Also during his time at Preston, Hawley also struggled to replicate the goal scoring form he showed at Carlisle and joined Northampton Town for a one months loan where he made 11 appearance and scoring two. Afterwards, Hawley returned to the club despite Northampton Town was keen to extend his contract. Afterwards his loan finish with Northampton, Hawley returns to Preston and as made just five substitute appearances in the League and 2 starts in League Cup and eventually Hawley join Colchester United on month loan deal along with Neal Trotman and made 4 appearance.
He signed for League Two side Notts County on 3 August 2009, on a three-year contract for an undisclosed fee to revive his career. In his first season for Preston, Hawley made total of 38 appearance(31 in League, 6 in FA Cup, 1 in League Cup and 1 in Football League Trophy) and scoring 4 (3 in league and 1 in FA Cup). Under manager of Cotterill, Short, Paul Ince and Martin Allen, Hawley fell out with favour due to that he has struggled to make an impact for Notts County and his poor performance struck again. In May 2012 he was released by Notts County, along with 12 other players.
On 31 January 2012 Hawley signed, on loan until the end of season, for Crawley Town. However, Hawley made four appearance and return to Notts County, with another disappointing loan spell.
Having been released, Hawley went on a trial at Doncaster Rovers. On 7 September 2012, he signed a short term deal with League 1 side Scunthorpe United. At Scunthorpe United, Hawley made an impressive display at the club, with five goals in seventeen appearance. In January, Hawley signed a new contract, with the club until the end of the season as his old deal expires in January.
On July 1 2013 Hawley signed a two-year deal with Torquay United scoring 3 goals in 30 appearances. However on 29th August 2014 Karl and the club agreed to terminate his contract by mutual consent. On 5 September 2014 Hawley signed a one-year deal with Conference Premier Alfreton Town.When this contract finished Karl signed for Stourbridge