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Unlikely Lads - Premier League

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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) RIP ??.1981
Cardiff City, Mansfield Town, Gateshead, Wigan Athletic.

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

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

Ted Ward: (Whitehaven, 16.06.1896) RIP ??.1971
Crystal Palace, Nelson, Darlington, Ashington, Workington, West Stanley, Blyth Spartans player, then PT, then T.

George Watkin: (Chopwell, 14.04.1944) RIP 07.2018
Kings Lynn, Cambridge City, 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.

Kelland Watts:
(Alnwick, 03.11.1999) see Premier League list.

Ken Waugh:
(Newcastle, 06.08.1933) RIP 06.2001
Hartlepools United, living in Australia. 

Charlie Wayman: (Bishop Auckland, 16.05.1922) RIP 02.2006
Southampton, Preston North End, Middlesbrough, Darlington ,living in Bishop Auckland.

Samuel Weaver: (Pilsley, 08.02.1909) RIP 04.1985
Chelsea, Derby County (war), Leeds United (war), Stockport County, Leeds United M, Millwall M, Mansfield Town M/C.

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), Newcastle Blue Star YC.

Joe White: (Carlisle, 01.10.2002) see Premier League list.

Len White:
(Skellow, Yorkshire 23.03.1930) RIP 06.1994
Huddersfield Town, Stockport County, Altrincham.

Bob Whitehead: (Ashington, 22.09.1936) RIP 03.2019
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), retired, Landlord @ Cricketers Arms, Sheffield, Landlord @ Butchers Arms, Thurnscoe, working on a building site, Nottingham, working at Drax Power Station.

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

Jetro Willems: (Rotterdam, Netherlands, 30.03.1994) see Premier League list.

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

Joe Willock: (London, 20.08.1999) see Premier League list.

Tom Wills: (Newton-on-Ayr, Scotland 15.10.1877) RIP 02.1912
Carlisle United, Crystal Palace, Carlisle United, Ayr (Scotland), Rangers (South Africa).

Callum Wilson: (Coventry, 27.02.1992) see Premier League list.

Carl Wilson: (Lanchester, Durham 08.05.1940) RIP 01.2019
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 (Scotland), Aberdeen (Scotland), Motherwell (Scotland), Dundee (Scotland), Falkirk (Scotland), Elgin City (Scotland), publican in Aberdeen.

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

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

William "Billy" Wilson:
(Peebles, Scotland, 16.03.1943)
Telecoms business owner, Scotland.

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).

Chris Wood: (Auckland, New Zealand, 09.12.1991 see Premier League List.

Edmund Eli Wood: (Stirchley, 10.02.1903) RIP 06.1986
Wellington Town, Runcorn, Rhyl (Wales), fireman in Northampton

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

Freddie Woodman: (Croydon, 04.03.1997) see Premier League list.

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.

Arnold Woollard: (Bermuda, 24.08.1930) RIP 10.2023
Bournemouth, Northampton Town, living in Bermuda.

Billy Wright: (Blackpool, 04.03.1931) RIP 04.2020
Plymouth Argyle, Hull City, Millwall, Tonbridge, Bexley United.

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

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

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, unattached.


Mohamed Waddani: (POB tbc, DOB  tbc)
CP (junior)

Andy Walker:
Leigh RMI, joined police force.

Kashka Walker: (Kingston, Jamaica, 10.11.1978)
Colchester United (trial), Stevenage Borough, Oshawa Flames (Canada), Toronto Lynx (Canada), Swindon Town (trial), Metro Lions (Canada), Hamilton Thunder (Canada), Toronto Lynx (Canada).

Oliver Walters: (Alnwick, 16.05.2000)
Hebburn Town.

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.

Dan Ward: (South Shields 30.09.1997)
Middlesbrough, Spennymoor Town, St. Patrick's Athletic (Ireland), Gateshead, Oldham Athletic, South Shields.

Paul Watson: (Glasgow, Scotland, 29.10.1968)
Waikato United (New Zealand), North Shields, AS Hemptinne (Belgium), East Stirling, Shettleston, St.Roch’s, Ferryhill, South Shields, Crook Town PC, Esh Winning PC, recruitment consultant in Edinburgh.

Logan Watts: (POB tbc/22.01.2007)
CP (junior)

Kevin Wealleans: (POB tbc/DOB tbc)
Morpeth Town, North Seaton Elephant.

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)

Isaac Westendorf: (Bremen, Germany, 18.02.2001)
Larne (Northern Ireland), Ballymena United (Northern Ireland) (loan)

Ernest Whittle: (Stanley, 25.11.1925) RIP ??.1998.
Lincoln City, West Stanley, Workington, Chesterfield, Bradford PA, Scarborough.

Charlie Wiggett: (Reading, 02.11.2002)
Sligo Rovers (Ireland)

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

James Will: tbc

Joe Willetts: (Shotton, 12.07.1924) RIP ??.1980
Hartlepools United, Horden Colliery Welfare.

Callum Williams:
(Bishop Auckland, 04.02.1997)
see Premier League list (extras)

Danny Williams:
(Worksop 17.10.1991)

Adam Wilson: (Ashington, 10.04.2000)
Blyth Spartans (training), TNS (Wales), Bradford City.

Ken Wilson: tbc (left winger from Newburn FC, in reserves March 1962)
Whitley Bay

Neil Wilson: tbc

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

Neil Winskill: 
Newcastle City Council Football Development Scheme, West Allotment Celtic AM, NUFC AC.

Ray Wood: (Hebburn, 11.06.1931) RIP 07.2002
Darlington, Manchester United, Huddersfield, Bradford City, Toronto (Canada), Barnsley.

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

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.

Charles Woollett: (Murton, 25.11.1920) RIP 07.2011
Bradford City, York City, Murton Colliery.

Paul Woolston: (North Shields, 14.08.1998) 
Gateshead (loan), CP, Darlington (loan), CP, Blyth Spartans (loan), CP, South Shields (loan), CP, Cardiff City (trial), CP, West Ham (trial), Manchester United, retired, Hartlepool United GC.

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, tbc.


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, unattached.

Simon Weatherstone: (Reading, 26.01.1980)
As a player: Oxford United, Boston United, Yeovil Town, Hornchurch, Stevenage Borough, Weymouth, Crawley Town, Eastbourne Borough.
As a coach: Burnley C, Bournemouth C, NUFC AM.

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

Andy Woodman: (Camberwell, 11.08.1971)
Crystal Palace GC, Whitehawk M, Arsenal YC, Bromley M.


Scott Wara:
(Lautoka, Fiji, 21.01.1999)
Stoke City, Leek Town (loan), Wrexham (trial), NUFC (U23 trial October 2020), Leek Town, Finn Harps (Ireland).

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

Victor Wittam: (Wakefield, DOB tbc)
NUFC trial (November 1923) Bury

Brandon Williams: tbc


If no letter, then player or:

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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