Vital Football

Latest Walsall FC News

Walsall leaking players: I'm off! - Zaab

Walsall leaking players: I'm off! - Zaab

As if things couldn`t get any worse....they did!

Sofienne Zaaboub has become the latest player to leave the Saddlers first team, after he rejected the offer of a new contract because it didn`t offer him "stability."

The 26-year-old revealed that he felt the situation had not changed from this time last year, where he had been released from Swindon. He felt that if he signed another one-year contract, if was not offering him any guarantee over his future.

He told the Express and Star: "I have no stability and this is what I need - my life is not changing.

"If I am signing a year`s contract every year, then I can wait a few more months.

"I know I can play at a higher level so I am going to try, I can wait for better opportunities."

CH`s reaction about his and Chris Palmer`s decisions to leave the club was that of a man under pressure.

Speaking about Chris Palmer, Hutch told the Express and Star: "The way that he (Chris Palmer) has handled the situation is very disappointing.

"We verbally agreed a deal with the lad and it was just a case of waiting for him to sign on the dotted line.

"He started pre-season training with us on Thursday and indicated that he just wanted his agent to go over the contract, before he signed it.

"He then failed to report to training on Monday without informing anyone.

"We later found out that he had signed for another club."

He then reacted to Zaaboub leaving the club - he added: "I received a phone call late on Wednesday from Sofiene, informing me that another club wanted to take him on a three-day trial.

"He was told that if he did not report for training as agreed his contract offer would be taken away, as I only want people here who are committed to the club."

This has left us with a squad of 16 players, with six of them youngsters, which is not even enough to name a starting XI and seven subs for the first day of the season.

Is this a club in crisis?






For the very latest League One odds

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

Writer:Rich
Date:Tuesday July 7 2009
Time: 6:26PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Walsall Articles

More Reliable Than A League 1 Octopus? (24/4/17)

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

Coventry City v Walsall

Walsall's wait for an away win in 2017 will now roll on into the 2017/18 season after an uninspiring defeat against already relegated Coventry City.

A George Thomas strike on 39 minutes settl

PFA League One Team Of The Year 2017

This week the Professional Footballers Association announced their League One Team of the Year for the season of 2016/17.

League One 2016/17 Golden Boot Battle (21/4/17)

With most playing 44 League One games in the 2016/17 season, this year could still see a few players break the 20 goal mark.

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 Offs21%
Mid Table Medicority52%
Relegation19%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Sheff Utd 45 29 10 6 97 44
2 Bolton 45 24 11 10 83 29
3 Fleetwood 45 23 12 10 81 21
4 Scunthorpe 45 23 10 12 79 24
5 Bradford 45 20 18 7 78 19
6 Millwall 45 19 13 13 70 8
7 Southend 45 19 12 14 69 16
8 Rochdale 45 19 11 15 68 9
9 Oxford 45 19 9 17 66 11
10 Bristol Rovers 45 18 12 15 66 -1
11 Peterborough 45 17 11 17 62 3
12 MK Dons 45 15 13 17 58 -1
13 Walsall 44 14 16 14 58 -3
14 Charlton 45 13 18 14 57 4
15 Wimbledon 45 13 17 15 56 -3
16 Northampton 45 14 10 21 52 -13
17 Oldham 45 12 16 17 52 -13
18 Shrewsbury 45 13 12 20 51 -15
19 Bury 45 13 11 21 50 -11
20 Gillingham 45 12 13 20 49 -20
21 Port Vale 44 11 12 21 45 -26
R Swindon 45 11 11 23 44 -19
R Coventry 45 9 12 24 39 -29
R Chesterfield 45 9 10 26 37 -34
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Walsall Results (view all)

Walsall Fixtures (view all)

Apr 25 2017 7:45PM : Port Vale (H)
Sky Bet League One
Apr 30 2017 12:00PM : Milton Keynes Dons (H)
Sky Bet League One
The Vital Football Members League