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 84. Andy Bishop

Personal information
Full name Andrew Jamie Bishop
Date of birth 19 October 1982 (age 34)
Place of birth Cannock, England

Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Striker

Club information
Current team Wrexham

Number 9
Youth career
?–2002                           Walsall

Senior career
Years                             Team                                                  Apps        (Gls)
2002–2004               Walsall                                                        0            (0)
2002–2003               Kidderminster Harriers (loan)           29           (5)
2003                           Kidderminster Harriers (loan)             11           (2)
2003–2004                Rochdale (loan)                                       10           (1)
2004                            Yeovil Town (loan)                                  5            (2)
2004–2006                York City                                                   78          (33)
2006–2013                 Bury                                                          236          (69)
                                     Wrexham (loan)                                        4            (2)
2013–  2015                Wrexham                                                   45            (8)

2015                                Southport                                                    23            (3)
National team
2004–2006                England C                                                     4            (2)


2016                              Southport


Andrew Jamie “Andy” Bishop (born 19 October 1982) is an English professional footballer who plays for Wrexham as a striker.
Bishop started his career in the youth team at Walsall, taking 2 loan spells with Kidderminster Harriers (29 games plus11games), Rochdale (10games) and Yeovil Town (5games). He was released by Walsall in 2004 and he joined York City where he stayed for two seasons before signing for Bury.
Born in Cannock, Staffordshire, Bishop started his career at Walsall’s youth system as a trainee, signing a professional contract on 9 August 2002. He joined Kidderminster Harriers on a one-month loan on 18 November 2002. Kidderminster extended this loan in December 2002. He joined Kidderminster for a second spell, joining on loan at the start of the 2003–04 season. His loan at Kidderminster was extended for a second month in September 2003. He was signed by Rochdale on a one-month loan on 20 November 2003. This loan was extended for a second month in December 2003. He returned to Walsall in January 2004, after Rochdale opted not to extend his loan. He joined Yeovil Town on a one-month loan on 5 February 2004. Yeovil decided not to sign Bishop on a permanent deal, because of niggling injury problems. Bishop was signed by Conference National team York City in July 2004 after rejecting a new deal at Walsall. He was named the Conference National Player of the Month for February 2006. He scored 22 goals for York in the Conference National during the 2005–06 season, which made him the division’s top scorer. Bishop was signed by Bury on a free transfer on 8 May 2006, signing a two-year contract. He marked his first season back in the Football League by scoring 21 goals in all competitions, becoming the first Bury player to score 20 or more goals in a season for 13 seasons. He signed a new deal with Bury, which would expire in June 2010, in September 2007. Bury offered Bishop a new contract in January 2009, but he rejected it to weigh up his options. However, he eventually signed a new two-and-a-half-year contract, which contracted him at the club until June 2012. Bishop missed a majority of the 2009–10 season due to two surgeries, and returned to full fitness only in February 2010. Grimsby Town made an enquiry for Bishop in May 2010, following their relegation to the Conference Premier. On 30 November 2011, Bishop signed a contract extension with Bury until the end of the 2013–14 season. On 31 August 2012, Bishop signed for Conference Premier club Wrexham on loan until 2 January 2013. He made his debut in Wrexham’s 0–0 draw away to Luton Town on 15 September 2012, before scoring his first goal the following week in a 2–2 home draw with Dartford. He was recalled by Bury on 4 October 2012, after making four appearances and scoring two goals. His return to the team came after starting in a 1–1 extra time draw with Rochdale in the Football League Trophy second round, which Bury won 5–4 in a penalty shoot-out. Bishop joined Conference Premier side Wrexham permanently on a two-year contract on 9 July 2013. Bishop made his debut in his second spell in a 2–1 home win against Welling United, before scoring his first goal on 14 September 2013 in a 2–0 home win against Luton. Bishop achieved his first hat-trick for Wrexham in November 2013, as they came from behind to beat Gateshead 3–2

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After leaving Wrexham, Andy joined Southport as a player where hwe played 23 games and scored 3 goals. He became manager of the Yellow in 2016.

Walsall player 36. Henry Beck

Henry Alfred Beck
Date of birth 21 February 1901
Place of birth Walsall Wood, England

Date of death 1979
Playing position Centre half, Right half, Left half

Senior career
Years                      Team                  Apps  (Gls)
Rushall                    ? (?)
1921                        Walsall                     3 (1)
Darlaston                  ? (?)
Cannock Town         ? (?)
Burton Town            ? (?)
1921-1927            Walsall                     40 (0)
Stafford Rangers       ? (?)
1928                       Barrow                      29 (0)
1929-1932            York City                119 (12)
1932-1933            Wrexham                 30 (2)
–                            Glentoran                  ? (?)
–                            Dudley Town             ? (?

Henry Alfred “Harry” Beck, also known as Harold Beck, (21 February 1901 in Walsall Wood, England – 1979) was an English footballer.Information  is very scarce…..


Walsall player 15 Paul Jones

Personal information
Full name Paul Anthony Jones
Date of birth 9 September 1965 (age 49)
Place of birth Walsall, England

Playing position Midfielder

Youth career
1981–1983 Walsall

Senior career
Years                   Team                                                 Apps (Gls)
1983–1989         Walsall                                                  143 (15)
1989 →                Wrexham (loan)                                    5 (0)
1989–1991          Wolverhampton Wanderers            14 (0)
1991–1992           Kettering Town

1992                     Stafford Rangers

Paul Anthony Jones(born 9 September 1965) is an English former footballer who played as a midfielder in the Football League for Walsall and Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Jones joined Walsall in 1981 as an apprentice, before signing professional forms on September 9th 1983. his Birthday! He had already made his debut for the Saddlers before becoming a pro, by the end of th1985-86 season Paul had become a regular name on the team sheet. This was the season that they achieved promotion via the play offs. Towards the end of the 1987-88 season, he missed playing in another play off due to a bad injury, he recovered to play 16 games the next season (88-89) he also went on loan to Wrexham. He played 143 games in the league for the club before leaving in November 1989 to join Second Divsion side Wolverhampton Wanderers. Graham Turner paid £15,000 for his services, but he only played 15 games for them and after. falling out with the manager before being released in 1991, after which he entered non-league football, initially with Kettering Town. He then went on to play for Stafford Rangers in March 1991.