UK time is: 04:53:17
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Leon Constantine One To Watch

When Vale signed Leon nobody blinked an eyelid but the goals have proved people wrong

Height 6.02
Weight 11.10
Date of birth 24-02-1978
Place of birth Hackney
Position Forward
Nationality England

I for one didn't think the signing of Leon Constantine from Torquay would provide any cause for optimum in the potteries, and a few Torquay fans I know certainly didn't expect anything from the departing striker. However I can't remember who said it but someone once said he would rather have a lucky striker than a good one. Well looking at some of the strikes that have hit the net, Leon certainly has had his slice of luck this season. It must be remembered though that another saying is that you make your own luck and with his powerful running and height that Leon works hard to get into positions to finish of what has been created.

A goal on his debut for Port Vale in the FA Cup against Wrexham set the ball rolling so to speak. Since then the goals have flowed on a fairly regular if intermittent basis with two goals against MK Dons in last week taking his tally to 12 for the season.

His career has been full of disappointments where his promise has not really been fulfilled. and resulted in him been released on free transfers until a loan spell at Torquay produced three league goals in four games, this tipped the scales as Torquay opened the cheque book to attempt to stave off relegation with a75k investment. In the end the gamble failed as only 7 goals in the next 30 league games saw to plummet down the leagues. In stepped Port Vale and the hope he can recapture the form that produced 21 goals in 40 appearances for Southend in the 2003/2004 season.




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: Jorge's Jottings Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday April 13 2006

Time: 12:23PM

Your Comments

Not sure he looks like the answer, and definitely a gamble.
FEn_100
 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Walsall Articles

Smith On Mantom Injury (Thursday November 20 2014)

Bradshaw Doubtful For Fleetwood (Thursday November 20 2014)

Walsall Team To Face Shrewsbury (Tuesday November 18 2014)

Cain Extends Loan Deal (Monday November 17 2014)

Walsall 0-0 Peterborough United (Saturday November 15 2014)

Walsall Team To Face Peterborough (Saturday November 15 2014)

Final League Game Moved (Friday November 14 2014)

Archived Walsall Articles

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

Vital Members League (view all)

1. john baker 1

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Walsall 0 - 0 Bradford
Walsall 3 - 1 Preston
Walsall 0 - 1 Crewe
Scunthorpe 2 - 1 Walsall
Port Vale 1 - 1 Walsall
Oldham 2 - 1 Walsall

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
13. Bradford 17 6 4 7 -1 22
14. Chesterfield 17 5 6 6 -1 21
15. Crawley 17 5 5 7 -10 20
16. Walsall 17 4 7 6 -2 19
17. Doncaster 15 5 3 7 -8 18
18. Colchester 17 4 5 8 -3 17
19. Gillingham 17 4 5 8 -7 17

Breaking League News

Crewe in the capital
Crewe : 21/11/2014 21:38:00
Team News: Bradford City v Gills
Gillingham : 21/11/2014 19:43:00
Team News: U's v Coventry City
Colchester : 21/11/2014 19:12:00
Team News: Bristol City v North End
Preston : 21/11/2014 19:06:00
DRFC Can Rovers dump the dale?
Doncaster : 21/11/2014 19:00:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Who is the best keeper we have had since Jimmy Walker?
Suggested By:  
Clayton Ince 18%
Richard O'Donnell 77%
Other 5%