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Graham Newton

We are saddened to learn of the passing of former Walsall forward Graham Newton, who has died at the age of 76.
Born in Bilston on Tuesday, 22nd December 1942, Graham Wilfred Newton scored twelve goals in thirty-four appearances for the Saddlers between 1962 and 1964, even playing on with a broken ankle in the ill-fated Division Two match against Charlton Athletic in 1963.

Over a fifteen year career Graham also played for the likes of played for Wolverhampton Wanderers, Blackpool, Walsall, Coventry City, Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic, the Atlanta Chiefs, Port Vale, Reading, Hednesford Town, Worcester City, and Stourbridge, winning the North American Soccer League with the Atlanta Chiefs in 1968.

Graham also went on to manage Willenhall Town and Stourbridge before becoming captain of Patshull Park, his local golf club. A tireless fundraiser for the Teenage Cancer Trust, ‘Newty’ was a regular attendee at Former Players’ Day and attended a Walsall game just three weeks ago.

We would like to join the club in offering our sincere condolences to Graham's family and friends during this sad time.
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