Reading the thread about Duncan Edwards and why he never played for the Wolves or the Albion, led me to think of how many players played for Dudley, Brierley Hill, South East Staffs, Wolverhampton, West Bromwich Schools et al but were never signed by local clubs. Bolton as mentioned in the Duncan thread had a particularly strong presence in area, I can think of 3 names straight of the top of my head, Jack Westwood, Dennis Stevens and "Big" Sam. It would be interesting how many we can think of, or is the Blackcountry not that much of a "hotbed" of football. Wolves spotted a Uncle of mine, he was an England Schoolboy international, but it transpired that he couldn't get on with Cullis, end of story. One really obscure one Steve James, Manchester United.