UK time is: 06:31:55
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

One to Watch: Jonathan Walters

We take a closer look at a player who might give City's defence headaches at Carrow Road on Sunday, Jonathan Walters.

Name: Jonathan Walters
Born: 20th September 1983 (Merseyside, England)
Height: 6ft (183cms)

Walters began his career with Blackburn Rovers but moved to Bolton in 2001 without making a first team appearance at Ewood Park.

In three years at the Reebok Stadium he only made four appearances but spent time on loan at Hull, Crewe and Barnsley before signing for the Tigers permanently in 2004.

Another loan spell followed in February 2005, this time at Scunthorpe, and after a year in Wrexham signed for Chester in 2006 and it was there that his career finally started to move in the right direction.

An impressive first half of the season and FA Cup performance against Ipswich caught the attention of the Tractor Boys and he signed for Town for an initial 150,000 in mid-January 2007.

He quickly became a first team regular at Portman Road and was named Player of the Year and Player's Player of the Year award in 2007/08.

He was named captain in August 2009 and a year later won a move to the Premier League when he joined Stoke for an initial 2.75m fee on 18th October.

Walters made his Stoke debut three days later and scored his first goal for the Potters in October against Blackburn.He scored twice in the FA Cup Semi-Final demolition of Bolton at Wembley, and was rewarded for a fine first season at the Britannia Stadium by signing a new contract today.

Speaking to Stoke's official site, boss Tony Pulis commented:

'Jon's rise to prominence is an inspiration to others. He has had to battle his way back up from the lower leagues through hard work and dedication.

'We took him on because we thought he could do a good job for us, but he has actually done fantastically well and he has now got his just rewards.

'I am sure there are other players out there who could follow his example and make an impact in the Premier League if they are given the chance.'


We want to know what YOU think. Have your say by leaving a comment below, or click here to discuss this article in the forum.

You can also share your thoughts via Facebook (Facebook.com/VitalNorwich) or Twitter @VitalNorwich.


Join The Vital Debate




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Dill Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday August 19 2011

Time: 9:06PM

Your Comments

hes good but not that good you need to take out delap.
oldtimeyid
hes good but not that good you need to take out delap.
oldtimeyid
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Norwich City Articles

Carlo Nash Back In Court (Tuesday September 16 2014)

The Brentford Preview (Tuesday September 16 2014)

Marshall Rues Collapse (Monday September 15 2014)

Adams: I Had To Get Angry (Monday September 15 2014)

Cardiff 2 - 4 Norwich City (Saturday September 13 2014)

The Cardiff Preview (Friday September 12 2014)

Adams Has No Injury Worries (Thursday September 11 2014)

Surman Buzzing To Be Back (Wednesday September 10 2014)

Kei Kamara Talks About Ebola Outbreak (Tuesday September 9 2014)

Snodgrass Sickened By Injury (Tuesday September 9 2014)

Archived Norwich City Articles

List All Vital Norwich Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. yellow belly 229
2. DRAYTON GREEN 217
3. sminky 104
4. northern yellow 103
5. Rex 87
6. screaming canary 81
7. suffolkcanary 71
8. FCBEARS 46
9. Clwyd 44
10. Beast of Penwith 34

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Brentford 0 - 3 Norwich
Wolves 1 - 0 Norwich
Norwich 1 - 1 Bournemouth
Norwich 3 - 0 Watford
Norwich 3 - 1 Blackburn
Ipswich 0 - 1 Norwich

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Norwich 7 5 1 1 +10 16
2. Watford 7 5 0 2 +7 15
3. Forest 6 4 2 0 +8 14
4. Wolves 7 4 2 1 +4 14
5. Charlton 7 3 4 0 +3 13
6. Reading 7 4 1 2 +1 13
7. Sheff Wed 7 3 3 1 +3 12

Breaking League News

Another fine point for Wolves
Wolves : 17/09/2014 00:19:00
Reading 3 - 2 Millwall
Reading : 17/09/2014 00:17:00
Forest v Fulham Vital Preview
Forest : 17/09/2014 00:15:00
Honours Even At The Valley
Wolves : 17/09/2014 00:01:00
Birmingham 0-2 Wednesday
Sheff Wed : 16/09/2014 23:55:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

How Did You Rate The Transfer Window For City?
Suggested By:  Tuckster
Great 82%
Rubbish 13%
Average 5%