Vital Football

Latest Walsall FC News

The Bescot can be our fortress - Mattis

The Bescot can be our fortress - Mattis

Next season's League One sees the Premiership old-boys in a small reunion, with teams like Leeds United, Southampton, Norwich, and Charlton.

Can we shake off the 'Little Walsall' tag and be better than all these teams?

According to Dwayne Mattis....yes!

He told the Birmingham Mail: "All this small club stuff is rubbish. It is 11 versus 11 at the end of the day. The Bescot is a tight stadium and if we can get more people in there and liven it up a bit, teams won`t like going there.

"If we want to do anything next season then we have to make the Banks`s a really hard place to come to."

He sees the reason behind any success next season lies with the club's up-and-coming youngsters, such as Troy Deeney, Alex Nicholls, Richard Taundry, Mark Bradley, and Manny Smith.

He added: "They have played a lot of games and done very well. Troy went on a great goalscoring run. He always works hard.

"Alex has played a lot of games as well and that can only bode well for the club in the future when you have young lads like them who can play 30-40 games a season."

Am interestng summer is ahead for the Saddlers, who will need to add to the squad before any realistic challenge for promotion. We shall see!



For the very latest League One odds

For massive weekly jackpots - Play the Football Pools Online




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

Writer:Rich
Date:Thursday May 21 2009
Time: 11:17AM

Login to post a comment

Recent Walsall Articles

Riley Explains Postponements

It doesn't happen often in the Premier League or Championship thesedays, but League's 1 & 2 still suffer the odd postponement owing to the weather and Mike Riley...

Osbourne Named In EFL Team Of The Weekend

Isaiah Osbourne named in EFL team of the week following superb display against the Blades.

Duo In Team Of The Week

Versatile defender/midfielder and manager named in Football League Paper team of the weekend.

Match Highlights - Walsall 4-1 Sheffield United

All the highlights from the Saddlers emphatic victory over Sheffield United.

Archived Vital Saddlers Articles

Vital Saddlers articles from

Site Journalists

Kev
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Where Will Walsall Finish?
Suggested By:
Automatic Promotion9%
Play Offs21%
Mid Table Medicority49%
Relegation21%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Sheff Utd 27 17 5 5 56 21
2 Scunthorpe 27 16 7 4 55 27
3 Bolton 26 15 5 6 50 16
4 Bradford 27 11 12 4 45 11
5 Rochdale 26 14 3 9 45 9
6 Fleetwood 26 12 7 7 43 10
7 Southend 27 11 9 7 42 5
8 Millwall 26 11 6 9 39 2
9 Bristol Rovers 27 11 6 10 39 -1
10 Peterborough 25 10 8 7 38 8
11 Charlton 26 8 12 6 36 7
12 Wimbledon 26 9 9 8 36 5
13 Oxford 26 9 7 10 34 0
14 Walsall 26 8 10 8 34 -4
15 Port Vale 25 8 7 10 31 -10
16 Northampton 27 8 6 13 30 -7
17 Gillingham 26 8 6 12 30 -9
18 Swindon 27 7 8 12 29 -13
19 MK Dons 25 7 7 11 28 -5
20 Bury 27 7 4 16 25 -12
21 Shrewsbury 27 6 7 14 25 -14
22 Chesterfield 27 7 4 16 25 -17
23 Oldham 25 4 10 11 22 -14
24 Coventry 26 4 9 13 21 -15
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Walsall Results (view all)

Walsall Fixtures (view all)

Jan 21 2017 3:00PM : Bristol Rovers (H)
Sky Bet League One
Jan 28 2017 3:00PM : Bury (a)
Sky Bet League One
Jan 31 2017 7:45PM : Millwall (a)
Sky Bet League One
Feb 4 2017 3:00PM : Northampton Town (H)
Sky Bet League One
Feb 11 2017 3:00PM : Bolton Wanderers (a)
Sky Bet League One
Feb 14 2017 7:45PM : Scunthorpe United (a)
Sky Bet League One
Vital Football Comment