Vital Football

Latest Walsall FC News

Tight? Understatement of the year!

Tight? Understatement of the year!

Two of the highest earners released in Ricketts and Hughes and three leaving with Ibhere, Zaaboub and the bargain of the season Anthony Gerrard against none in. Walsall are going to struggle to field a side against Brighton Hove Albion on the 8th of August.

But recruits will be coming soon according to Rhys Weston in the Express and Star - well in the first week of August. The Welsh man reveals that he believes recruits will join late in the summer, why?, so the Chairman doesn't hasn't to pay them during the remained of the summer. Yes incredibly it's true - so if Walsall start off poorly to the season it could be the fact that the players don't know each other's name.

This is another statement that is testament to the lack of ambition and sheer tightness of the Board which will most likely see the side struggle this season and drop another thousand off the attendance.

I know there is a bad economic climate at the moment but Walsall have picked up more than half a million in transfer fees and add on's this summer.

This time last season Jimmy Muddle had brought in Roberts, Mattis, and Zaaboub seemingly instanteously after the contracts expired at former clubs. Bonser even had the daftness to offer a two contract to reliable sick-note Roberts who surprisingly didn't figure in two thirds of the season because of injury.

Poor Chris Hutchings it won't be surprising if the former Wigan gaffer decides to leave before a ball is kicked against Brighton - sorry Jimmy Muddle - no pun intended.



For the very latest League One odds

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

Writer:jclements
Date:Saturday July 4 2009
Time: 9:00PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Walsall Articles

Whitney looking for points

Walsall manager Jon Whitney is looking to build on Saturday's victory against Peterborough.

Morris ready to step up

Walsall's Kieron Morris is hoping to impress after his first start in months against Peterborough United.

Oztumer delighted with home form

Playmaker Oztumer describes the Saddlers' recent home form as 'scary'.

More Reliable Than A League 1 Octopus? (22/2/17)

Time for the new special computer that crunches the numbers to determine the final League One positions for 2016/17.

Archived Vital Saddlers Articles

Vital Saddlers articles from

Site Journalists

TP1992
Editor email
Profile
Kev
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Where Will Walsall Finish?
Suggested By:
Automatic Promotion8%
Play Offs22%
Mid Table Medicority50%
Relegation20%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Sheff Utd 33 19 8 6 65 24
2 Scunthorpe 32 17 9 6 60 25
3 Bolton 31 17 7 7 58 19
4 Fleetwood 33 16 10 7 58 15
5 Southend 33 14 11 8 53 11
6 Bradford 33 12 16 5 52 11
7 Millwall 32 14 9 9 51 7
8 Rochdale 31 14 6 11 48 4
9 Peterborough 33 13 8 12 47 1
10 Oxford 31 13 7 11 46 5
11 Bristol Rovers 33 12 10 11 46 -2
12 Walsall 33 11 13 9 46 -2
13 Charlton 32 9 15 8 42 6
14 Wimbledon 32 9 13 10 40 0
15 Northampton 33 11 7 15 40 -4
16 MK Dons 32 10 9 13 39 0
17 Shrewsbury 33 10 8 15 38 -11
18 Gillingham 33 8 12 13 36 -10
19 Oldham 33 8 11 14 35 -12
20 Bury 33 9 7 17 34 -11
21 Port Vale 31 8 10 13 34 -16
22 Swindon 33 7 9 17 30 -18
23 Chesterfield 33 7 7 19 28 -21
24 Coventry 32 5 10 17 25 -21
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Walsall Results (view all)

Walsall Fixtures (view all)

Feb 25 2017 3:00PM : AFC Wimbledon (a)
Sky Bet League One
Feb 28 2017 7:45PM : Chesterfield (H)
Sky Bet League One
Mar 4 2017 3:00PM : Oldham Athletic (H)
Sky Bet League One
Mar 11 2017 3:00PM : Charlton Athletic (a)
Sky Bet League One
Mar 14 2017 7:45PM : Fleetwood Town (H)
Sky Bet League One
Mar 18 2017 3:00PM : Southend United (a)
Sky Bet League One
The Vital Football Members League