UK time is: 05:15:29
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Bescot Beat: Walsall spend money on agents?

In the news this week, stories appeared about how the 72 FL clubs spent a total of 8.8m on agent fees during the course of the 2008/09 season. That's a lot of wonga!

Apparently, we spent a small total of 29,340 on agents and if you ask me, it was quite a waste of money! Although, it does show what kind of a world we have to compete in when clubs like Derby County in the Championship spent a little less than 1.5m on agents fees (not that it got them far).

I would suggest the reason for the Saddlers dishing out the pennies would be because former Director of Football Paul Taylor returned as a football consultant to assist Jimmy Muddle with transfers. Hmmmmm...

On to things current, and after witnessing the Saddlers defeat at Charlton over the weekend, it seems to me that things are nearly there but not quite.

I was impressed with Matty Richards in midfield, as he seems to give us that creative option. However, the more and more goals are conceeded, the more I start to worry about the first-team credentials of Manny Smith.

He was at fault for Jermaine Beckford's winner for Leeds against us last week and the lack of closing down and marking in the box just seems to suggest that Hughes and Smith as a partnership just simply does not work!

Another thing that is starting to concern me is the lack of goals being scored. Our last two goals came from the spot and Troy Deeney seems to be struggling with the expectant pressure of scoring 15-20 goals this season.

I have been impressed with the impact of Sam Parkin, as he puts in his shift everygame and he now looks to be our only chance of getting goals this season.

Gills at home to come next and a return for ex-Saddler Chris Palmer....should be interesting!




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



*Try Vital Mobile FOR FREE for the latest news, scores, fixtures and so much more*

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

The Journalist

Writer: Rich Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday August 24 2009

Time: 12:14PM

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Walsall Articles

Smith's High Praise For Grimes (Friday July 25 2014)

Ashley Grimes Signs! (Friday July 25 2014)

Ashley Grimes Set To Sign? (Thursday July 24 2014)

Liam Roberts Returns (Tuesday July 22 2014)

Walsall FC Sierra Leone Thank Jorge (Wednesday July 16 2014)

Jorge Leitao's Amazing Gesture (Tuesday July 15 2014)

Archived Walsall Articles

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

League Results (view all)

Latest Results

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
19. Rochdale 0 0 0 0 0 0
20. Scunthorpe 0 0 0 0 0 0
21. Sheff Utd 0 0 0 0 0 0
22. Swindon 0 0 0 0 0 0
23. Walsall 0 0 0 0 0 0
24. Yeovil 0 0 0 0 0 0

Breaking League News

Busy week ahead for Rovers in transfer market
Doncaster : 27/07/2014 20:59:00
DRFC Coppinger could stay at Doncaster
Doncaster : 27/07/2014 20:40:00
DRFC Husband set to join Middlesbrough
Doncaster : 27/07/2014 20:33:00
Josh Lelan Loan Could Be Longer Term
Swindon : 27/07/2014 20:18:00
DRFC Rovers draw with Sheffield Wednesday
Doncaster : 27/07/2014 20:15:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Whose going to win the World Cup?
Suggested By:  
Brazil 8%
Argentina 36%
Spain 8%
Germany 12%
England 20%
Other 16%