Walsall Player 174. David Bevan

David Bevan (born June 24, 1989) is an Irish footballer who plays for Rushden & Dimonds as a goalkeeper. He began his career with Aston Villa in the Premier League, but left for League One side Walsall without making a first-team appearance at Villa Park. After a single season at Walsall, he dropped to non-league football. Bevan has also represented the Republic of Ireland at various youth levels.
Born in Cork, Ireland, Bevan joined English football at the start of the 2004–2005 season when he joined Aston Villa’s academy from the Irish club College Corinthians. He joined up with Hull City on loan for part of the 2006–07 season, making a few youth team appearances for the club. After returning to Villa, Bevan found first and reserve team chances limited and was sent out on an initial month’s loan to Conference North side Tamworth, on September 23, 2008 to gain some experience.
Bevan made his debut for the Lambs on September 27, 2008 in the FA Cup 2nd Qualifying Round tie away at Worcester City, which ended in a 1–0 away win at St. George’s Lane. The loan was eventually extended for an extra month. He made twelve first team appearances in all competitions during his loan spell, this included getting a red card in the FA Cup tie with Barrow. His final appearance for Tamworth came in the league in the 1–2 defeat to Alfreton Town at The Lamb Ground on December 9.
At the start of the 2009–10 season he was sent out on loan again this time to Conference North side Ilkeston Town. His debut came on August 8 in the league away at Droylsden, where the Robins lost 2–0 at the Butcher’s Arms Ground. His final appearance for Ilkeston came in the league tie with Corby Town on August 19, which ended 2–2 at Rockingham Triangle.
His final loan spell away from Villa Park came when he joined Conference North side Solihull Moors on a month’s loan on December 4, 2009. He made his debut for the Moors against Southport in a 3–0 away defeat at Haig Avenue.
His stay at Villa came to an end in the summer of 2010 when his contract expired and he was released. He was offered a contract by League One side Walsall, and completed the deal on July 14, 2010. He was persuaded to sign from the recently departed Saddler and Republic of Ireland U19 team mate and goalkeeper Rene Gilmartin. He made his debut for the Saddlers on 8 January 2011 in the league clash away at Tranmere Rovers, which ended in a 3–3 draw at Prenton Park. Over the course of the remainder of the season, Bevan made three more appearances for Walsall, but in spite of the fact that he had overtaken rival Jonny Brain in the goalkeeping pecking order, he was released at the end of the campaign by Saddlers manager Dean Smith.
Following his release from Walsall, Bevan joined up with Daventry Town, managed by former Aston Villa player Mark Kinsella. He remained there for three months, covering for regular Daventry goalkeeper Joe Mellings who was out with an injury. He moved on to Evesham United in November 2011, playing three games in total for the club. He soon moved on to play for Hinckley United, joining up with former Aston Villa team-mate Calum Flanagan. He moved on once again in December, signing with Sutton Coldfield Town of the Northern Premier League Division One South on loan. He was dual-registered, allowing him to play for both Sutton Coldfield Town and Hinckley United. In January 2012, Bevan signed for Rugby Town. He made 55 league appearances for Rugby before moving on to Boldmere St. Michaels ahead of the 2013–14 season. He then signed for Rushden and Diamonds for 2014-15 season. No further deatils.

Davidbevan WFC

Boldmere St. Michaels
College Corinthians
2004–2008 Aston Villa
2006  Hull City (loan)
YEARS Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2010 Aston Villa 0 (0)
2008  Tamworth (loan) 7 (0)
2009  Ilkeston Town (loan) 4 (0)
2009  Bedworth United (loan) 8 (0)
2009–2010  Solihull Moors (loan) 2 (0)
2010–2011 Walsall 4 (0)
2011 Daventry Town 12 (0)
2011 Evesham United 3 (0)
2011–2012 Hinckley United 2 (0)
2011–2012  Sutton Coldfield Town (loan) ? (?)
2012–2013 Rugby Town 57 (0)


Boldmere St. Michaels

Rushden & Diamonds






Walsall player 445. Ernest Henry ‘Ernie’ Newman

Ernest Henry ‘Ernie’ Newman (27 December 1887–?) was an English professional footballer who played for Walsall, Stockport County and Tottenham Hotspur.
Newman began his football career at Walsall. In 1909 he joined Stockport County where he featured in 19 matches and scored five goals. The inside forward went on to play for Tottenham Hotspur. Between 1909–13 Newman made 32 appearances and scored seven goals in all competitions for the White Hart Lane club before ending his playing career.
Senior career
Years                     Team                                       Apps (Gls)
?–?                        Walsall                                         ?    (?)
1909                      Stockport County                       19     (5)
1909–1913            Tottenham Hotspur                     32     (7)

Walsall player 443. Danny Naisbitt

Daniel James Naisbitt (born 21 November 1978) is an English football goalkeeper.
Born in Bishop Auckland, Naisbitt began his career as a trainee with Middlesbrough, before joining Walsall and turning professional in 1997, but failed to make the Walsall first team and moved to Barnet in 1999. He had a loan spell with Carlisle United in August 2002 and was released by Barnet in September 2003.

He joined Harlow Town, joining Brentford on non-contract forms as cover for Paul Smith in November 2003. Later the same month he joined Cambridge City. In June 2004 Naisbitt joined AFC Wimbledon, leaving to rejoin Cambridge City in October 2005. He left to join Histon in May 2007, making his competitive debut on 20 September 2007, in a televised game against Oxford United. In 2007 for Histon he kept 3 clean sheets and conceded 27 goals in 19 games, but despite that he kept his place over Marc Osborn in goal.
In March 2010, Naisbitt joined League One Brighton & Hove Albion, on loan until the end of the 2009–10 season. On the season’s conclusion he signed for Histon’s near neighbours Cambridge United. Naisbitt left Cambridge United on 15 May 2012 after the two parties failed to agree a new deal.
In August 2012, he signed for Conference National side Braintree Town, in 2013 he joined Harlow Town. Current wherabouts are not known!
Youth career
?–1997 Middlesbrough

Senior career
Years                               Team                                   Apps (Gls)
1997–1999                       Walsall                                     0    (0)
1999–2003                        Barnet                                    64    (0)
2002                                  Carlisle United (loan)               1    (0)
2003                                  Harlow Town                             0    (0)
2003                                  Brentford                                   0    (0)
2003                                  Cambridge City                         ?     (0)
2003–2004                        Dagenham & Redbridge            7     (0)
2004–2005                        AFC Wimbledon                       25    (0)
2005                                   Lewes (loan)                              6     (0)
2005–2007                         Cambridge City                        68    (0)
2007–2010                         Histon                                     106     (0)
2010                              Brighton & Hove Albion (loan)         0      (0)
2010–2012                         Cambridge United                    59      (0)
2012–2013                          Braintree Town                         24     (0)
2013                                    Harlow Town

Walsall player 442. Bill Myerscough

Bill Myerscough (22 June 1930 in Bolton – 16 March 1977) was an English professional footballer who played in The Football League for six clubs. He was in the Aston Villa side that won the 1957 FA Cup Final.
An Inside forward, Myerscough began his professional career at the relatively late age of 24 when he joined Walsall from Ashfield in time for the 1954–55 season. He spent a season with the Saddlers before joining Football League First Division side Aston Villa, where he went on to make 64 league appearances over the next four years.
The highlight though came in the 1957 FA Cup Final, when Villa denied Manchester United a First Division and FA Cup double with a 2–1 victory. Unfortunately the following season ended in relegation and Myerscough spent a season with Rotherham United before joining Coventry City in July 1960.

In March 1962, Myerscough joined Chester, who were destined to finish bottom of the Fourth Division. Myerscough made his debut alongside fellow new signing Ron Hewitt in a 5–1 defeat at York City on 3 March 1962 and ended the season with three goals from 13 games. He featured in half the league games the following season and then moved to Wrexham in exchange for Stan Bennion and George Evans. After a season with Wrexham, Myerscough ended his professional career and joined non-league side Macclesfield Town. He died in 1977.
Senior career
Years                           Team                             Apps (Gls)
19??–1954                   Ashfield

1954–1955                   Walsall                             26    (6)
1955–1959                   Aston Villa                        64   (15)
1959–1960                   Rotherham United            38   (11)
1960–1962                   Coventry City                    58    (16)
1962–1963                   Chester                             36    (10)
1963–1964                    Wrexham                         35      (5)
1964–1967                    Macclesfield Town            71     (48)

No Posts till next week.Got to go somewhere.

No posts today or tomorrow. as getting ready for the big day. Sandwiches and drinks, Shirts, scarfs Lapel Badge, Flags etc. Win or lose, it doen’t really matter (Yes it does!) as long as our first visit to the Hallowed turf, is a good day all round. Taxi to Brownhills, in the morning, to catch the coach at The Hussey Arms (to meet up with the rest of the family) and off we go to Wembley. Never been to London, never needed to, before. Got to take some selfies and other pictures (if possible) and just enjoy the day. A little worried about what the view will be like, as we are on the corner flag area,but it will be better than not being there. So in memeory of our Dad and the good old Fan club that used to be in Brownhills. the shout will be. ‘ CUM ON ME BABBIS’

Walsall player 111. Thomas Patrick Muldoon

Thomas Patrick Muldoon (born 14 February 1901 in Athlone) was an Irish footballer who played for, among others, Athlone Town and Aston Villa. As an international he also played for the Irish Free State and represented them at the 1924 Olympics Games. Muldoon initially attended Deer Park National School in Athlone before completing his education, between 1912 and 1914, at St. Mary’s Intermediate School. During the First World War he joined the Prince of Wales’s Leinster Regimentand subsequently served in British India.
After the War, Muldoon began playing football for Athlone Town. In 1924 he helped them win the FAI Cup, beatingBohemians and Shelbourne in early rounds, before defeating Fordsons in final. Together with Dinny Hannon, Frank Ghent, Paddy Reilly and John Joe Dykes, Muldoon was one of five Athlone Town players subsequently included in theIrish Free State squad for the 1924 Olympics Games.
In October 1924 Muldoon signed for Aston Villa and went on to make 34 first team appearances during his three-year stay. In September 1927 he moved to Tottenham Hotspur but failed to make the first XI. In July 1929 he returned to the Midlands where he played over 50 league games for Walsall.
Between 1924 and 1927 Muldoon made 5 appearances for the Irish Free State. As a member of the squad that competed at the 1924 Olympics Games, he made his debut for the Free State against Bulgaria in their first ever senior international on 28 May. At the same tournament he also played against the Netherlands on 2 June. [3]Then on the following day, Muldoon played against Estonia in a friendly. On 14 June 1924 he played in another friendly against the United States in a 3-1 win at Dalymount Park. His last international appearance was in the 2-1 defeat to Italy B on 23 April 1927. Together with Mick O’Brien, Harry Duggan and Joe Kendrick, he became one of the first four English League based players to play for the Irish Free State. . Muldoon was injured during the game and finished it as a limping passenger.

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Senior career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1919-1924 Athlone Town
1924-1927 Aston Villa
1927-1929 Tottenham Hotspur 0 (0)
1929-1931 Walsal 60  (0)
National team
1924-1927 Irish Free State 5 (0)