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Where Are They Now? - W
 
Whatever happened to ? ...the unlikely lads
 

Unlikely Lads - Premier League

First team:

Chris Waddle:
(Heworth, 14.12.1960) Tottenham Hotspur, Marseille (France), Sheffield Wednesday, Falkirk, Bradford City, Sunderland, Burnley, Torquay United, Sheffield Wednesday C, Worksop Town, Glapwell Town, Gateshead (guest), BBC Pundit / Teversal C.

Henry Williamson "Harry" Wake (Seaton Delaval, 21.01.1901) Cardiff City, Mansfield Town, Gateshead, Wigan Athletic, RIP 1981.

Andy Walker:
(Glasgow, 06.04.1965) Celtic, Bolton, Celtic, Sheffield United, Hibernian, Raith Rovers, Ayr United, Carlisle, Patrick Thistle, Isernia (Italy), Kilwinning Rangers, Alloa, newspaper columnist, TV presenter (STV).

Len Walker: (Darlington, 04.03.1944) Aldershot, Darlington, Spennymoor United, Darlington C, Darlington M,  Fulham AM, Fulham YC, Everton S.

Nigel Walker: (Gateshead, 07.04.1959) San Diego Sockers (USA), Crewe Alexandra, Sunderland, Blackpool (loan), Chester City, Hartlepool United, Blyth Spartans, 
Mathematics teacher, St.Bedes', Lanchester, RIP 02.2014.

Tommy Walker: (Lanchester, 14.11.1923) Oldham Athletic, Chesterfield, living in Middleton Manchester, RIP 06.2005.

George Watkin: (Chopwell, 14.04.1944) Kings Lynn, Chesterfield, Gateshead.

John Watson:
(South Shields, 14.04.1974) Scunthorpe United, Gateshead, USA club tbc, Gateshead, Durham, Caretaker M, Durham City, Bedlington Terriers.

Steve Watson: (North Shields, 01.04.1974) see Premier League list.


Ken Waugh:
(Newcastle, 06.08.1933) Hartlepools United, living in Australia, RIP June 2001

Charlie Wayman: (Bishop Auckland, 16.05.1922) Southampton, Preston North End, Middlesbrough, Darlington ,living in Bishop Auckland, RIP 2006.

Samuel Weaver: (Pilsley, 08.02.1909) Chelsea, Derby County (war), Leeds United (war), Stockport County, Leeds United M, Millwall M, Mansfield Town M/C, RIP April 1985.

Kenny Wharton: (Blakelaw, 28.11.1960) Carlisle United, West Bromwich Albion, Bradford City, Berwick Rangers, Winnipeg Fury (Canada), Gateshead tbc, Whitley Bay, Middlesbrough YC, NUFC YC, Halifax City C (Canada).

Len White: (Skellow, Yorkshire 23.03.1930) Huddersfield Town, Stockport County, Altrincham, RIP 1994.

Bob Whitehead: (Ashington, 22,.09.1936) Cambridge City, Darlington, living in Northumberland.

Billy Whitehurst: (Thurnscoe, 10.06.1959), Oxford United, Reading, Sunderland, Hull City, Sheffield United, Stoke City (loan), Doncaster Rovers, Crewe Alexandra, Hatfield Main, Kettering Town, Goole Town, Stafford Rangers, Mossley, South China (Hong Kong), Glentoran (Northern Ireland), Frickley Athletic (P then M), Landlord @ Cricketers Arms, Sheffield, Landlord @ Butchers Arms, Thurnscoe, working on a building site, Nottingham.

Georginio Wijnaldum: (Rotterdam, Netherlands, 11.11.1990) see Premier League list.

Mike Williamson: (Stoke, 08.11.1983) see Premier League list.

Billy Wilson: (  )

Carl Wilson: (Lanchester, Durham 08.05.1940) Gateshead, Doncaster, Millwall, Sparta Rotterdam (Netherlands), living in Consett.

John Thomas "Jack" Wilson (Leadgate 08.03.1897) Leadgate Park PM, Durham City, Stockport County, Manchester United, Bristol City.

Jimmy Wilson: (Newmains, Scotland, 20.04.1942), Morton, Aberdeen, Motherwell, Dundee, Falkirk, Elgin City, publican in Aberdeen.

Joseph Wilson: (Wylam, 23.03.1909) Brighton & Hove Albion, RIP 1984.

Terry Wilson: (Broxburn, Scotland 08.02.1959) Nottingham Forest. Dundee, Dunfermline, Whitburn.

Graham "Tot" Winstanley: (Croxdale, 20.01.1948) Carlisle United, Brighton & Hove Albion, Carlisle United, Penrith, living in Carlisle.

Chris Withe: (Liverpool, 25.09.1962), Bradford City, Notts County, Bury, Chester City (loan), Mansfield Town, Shrewsbury Town, Boston United. Window cleaner in Nottingham.

Peter Withe:
(Liverpool, 30.08.1951) Aston Villa, Sheffield United, Birmingham City (loan) Huddersfield Town, Aston Villa C, Wimbledon M, Indonesia C, Thailand S, Woodley Sports M (renamed to Stockport Sports), commentator for BBC Radio West Midlands, PTT Rayong M (Thailand), Nakhon Pathom United M (Thailand).

Ed Wood: (Stairley, Warwickshire, 10.02.1903) 

Jimmy Woodburn:
(Rutherglen, Scotland, 29.01.1917) Aberdeen (war guest), Hibernian (war guest), Gateshead, Consett, RIP 1978.

Charlie Woods:
(Whitehaven, 18.03.1941) Bournemouth, Crystal Palace, Ipswich Town, Watford, Colchester United, Blackburn Rovers C, Ipswich Town S, AM etc, Spurs S, NUFC S, Republic of Ireland S, Ipswich S.

Harold Woods: (St.Helens, 12.03.1890) Arsenal, Luton Town, North Shields.

Wilson Wood: (Whitburn, Scotland, 25.01.1943) Rangers, Dundee United, Hearts, Raith Rovers.

Arnold Woollard: (Bermuda, 24.08.1930) Bournemouth, Northampton Town, living in Bermuda.

Billy Wright: (Blackpool, 04.03.1931) Plymouth Argyle, Millwall, Tonbridge.

Brian Wright: (Sunderland, 19.09.1939) Peterborough United, Scarborough, living on Wearside.

Duggie Wright: (Southend, 29.04.1917) Lincoln City, Blyth Spartans (player, trainer, manager, secretary) RIP Bedlington, 28.12 1992.

Tommy Wright: (Belfast, Northern Ireland, 29.08.1963) see Premier League list.

Jeff Wrightson:
(Newcastle, 18.05.1968) Preston North End, Darlington (trial), Blackpool (trial) Gateshead, Yeovil Town, Spennymoor United, Blyth Spartans, Walker Central, AM Gateshead.

Reserve/Junior:

Andy Walker: Leigh RMI, joined police force.

Kashka Walker: Colchester United (trial), Stevenage Borough, Oshawa Flames (Canada), Toronto Lynx (Canada), Swindon Town (trial), Metro Lions (Canada), Hamilton Thunder (Canada), Toronto Lynx (Canada). (10.11.78)

Gary Walton: RIP 2000

Marc Walton: Carlisle (trial), Plymouth Argyle (trial), Doncaster Rovers (trial), Torquay United (short term deal), Newcastle Blue Star, Newcastle Benfield, Prudhoe Town, West Allotment Celtic, Cambridge United (trial), Newcastle Blue Star, Ryton, Blyth Spartans, Durham City, Morpeth Town, West Allotment Celtic, Consett, Ashington, West Allotment Celtic, Bedlington Terriers.

Neal Walton: Heaton Stannington, Durham City, Whitley Bay, Middlesex Wanderers, Durham City, Spennymoor United, Brandon United M, Esh Winning M, Taxi driver, living on Stanley Hill Top, Durham.

Scott Walton: Newcastle Blue Star tbc

Jack Wanless: mackems, Stocksfield, Wark.

Steven Warwick:
Morpeth Town, University of Tulsa, USA aka The Golden Hurricane,
receptionist. Ernst & Young, Newcastle.

Paul Watson: (Glasgow, 29.10.1968) Waikato United (New Zealand), North Shields, AS Hemptinne (Belgium), East Stirling, Shettleston, St.Roch’s, Ferryhill, South Shields, Crook Town (P/C), Esh Winning (P/C), recruitment consultant in Edinburgh.
 
Ben Webster:
(Alnwick, 28.03.1986) Cardiff City (trial), Carlisle United (trial), Crewe Alexandra (trial), Rochester Rhinos (USA) (trial), Vasteras SK (Sweden),  St.Johnstone (trial), Newcastle Blue Star, Berwick Rangers (trial), Alnwick Town, MyPA47 (Finland), Charleroi (Belgium), Rajpracha (Thailand)

Keith Webster: (Stockton, 06.11.1945) Darlington.

Kevin Wealleans: Morpeth Town, North Seaton Elephant.

Ernest Whittle: (Stanley, 25.11.25) Lincoln City, West Stanley, Workington, Chesterfield, Bradford PA, Scarborough, RIP 1998.

Robert Wild: (came from Barton United in Oxford) Oxford United tbc, QPR.

James Will: tbc

Joe Willetts: (Shotton, 12.07.24) Hartlepools United, Horden Colliery Welfare, RIP 1980.

Danny Williams:
(Worksop 17.10.1991) tbc.

Neil Wilson: tbc 

Ken Wimshurst:
(South Shields, 23.03.1938) Gateshead, Wolves, Southampton, Bristol City, Bristol City C, Dundee C, Southampton S.

Neil Winksill:
Newcastle City Council Football Development Scheme, West Allotment Celtic AM. 

Ray Wood: (Hebburn, 11.06.1931) Darlington, Manchester United, Huddersfield, Bradford City, Toronto (Canada), Barnsley.

Chris Woodcock: (Halifax, date tbc) Woking, Oxford University (Mathematics and Computer sciences Degree) / Oxford University FC, MSc Molecular Biology at Imperial College London, investment analyst, researcher into emerging technologies.

Freddie Woodman: (Croydon, 04.03.1997) Hartlepool United (loan)

Charles Woollett: (Murton, 25.11.1920) Bradford City, York City, Murton Colliery.

Paul Woolston: (North Shields, 14.08.1998) CP, Gateshead (loan), CP, Darlington (loan)

Peter Wright: (Preston, 15.08.1982)
Halifax Town, Burscough, Southport, Northwich Victoria, Altrincham, Bamber Bridge, Chorley, Fleetwood Town, Mossley, Kendal Town,  Ribbleton Rangers (reportedly banned from football sine die in December 2007 after striking a referee in a five a side tournament staged in Preston - reduced to two years on appeal), Bamber Bridge, Kendal Town, Bamber Bridge, Ashton United, Kendal Town, Leek Town, Nantwich Town, Nelson

Kieran Wrightson: (Newcastle 02.05.1991) Gateshead (trial), Blyth Spartans (trial), Durham City (trial)
, West Allotment Celtic, Team Northumbria, Whickham, North Shields, Jarrow Roofing.

Coaching/Management:

Mick Wadsworth: (Barnsley 03.11.1950) Southampton C, Oldham Athletic M, Huddersfield Town M, DR Congo C, Beira Mar (Portugal) C, Shrewsbury, Director of Club Development, Gretna M, Chester City M, Hartlepool United C, Celtic Nation C, Sheffield FC M, Sheffield United YC.

Dave Watson: (Liverpool, 20.11.1961) NUFC YC, NUFC C, NUFC YC

Steve Wicks: (Reading, 03.10.1956) Cing (Malaysia)

Andy Woodman: (Camberwell, 11.08.1971) Crystal Palace, Whitehawk M

Trialist:

Adam Wheeler:
(Sheffield, 29.11.1977) Manchester United, NUFC, Doncaster Rovers, Gainsborough Trinity, Hong Kong Rangers, Stocksbridge Park Steels, Baldock Town, Aylesbury United (in two spells), Berkhamstead Town. 

Brandon Williams: tbc

Key:

If no letter, then player or:

C=
Coach, M=Manager, AC= Assistant Coach AM = Assistant Manager, D=Director, JM=Joint Manager MD=Managing Director, RC= Reserve Coach, AD = Academy Director, AAD = Academy Asst. Director  S=Scout

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