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At Walsall Now
At Walsall Now

Woods Moves On

By: Rob Sedgwick
Date: 23/06/2011

FORMER Grimsby manager Neil Woods has stayed in football, getting the job of Walsall Youth Team coach in his first appointment since being sacked from Blundell Park. Woods, who had a near-twenty year association with the Mariners, was successful at the youth level at Blundell Park before becoming first team manager.

Woods told the West-Midlands based Express and Star "I like to see football played the right way and give the youngsters here thorough preparation and knowledge, so that they can progress into the first-team and stay there.

"I spent nine years in a similar role at Grimsby and during that time we sold over £600,000 worth of talent that had come up through the ranks.

"Outside the Premier League we were the second most successful club in the country in bringing players through from the youth team to first-team."

  • Referees' instructor, writer and broadcaster Dave Young has died this week after a long illness. Dave was a columnist in the Grimsby Telegraph and broadcaster on GTFC games during the Compass FM years.

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