Vital Football

Latest Walsall FC News

The Kevin Broadhurst Question

The Kevin Broadhurst Question

So the question is will KB be given the keys to the budget for next season.

KB be has been honest in his views of the situation and feels that the next manager whoever it is will have a 'wonderful opportunity' and 'a strong possibility of progressing quickly'. He has also stated what his aims would be if he gets the nod, ' the club would look at the budget early, there are maybe 10 or 11 players under contract for next season. But there are also players out of contract and we have to get into the market place. and if there are many left out of the current squad then I will be amazed. You have to look at the whole package. It needs a major re think and drastic action'

There are not many fans who would argue with him, but such action takes money and we all know what Jeff's views on spending are. Also we will not have the same draw for players. Merson for all his faults did have the pulling ability to attract players who wouldn't otherwise consider the saddlers. Also we must not throw the baby out with the bath water. We do have some young players with potential such as Gerrard etc, if they are to leave we must ensure we have sell on clauses incase we suffer events similar to those of Karl Hawley, Andy Bishop just to name two.

So what are KB's plus and minus points.
He knows all about League two, he knows what it takes to get out.He has clear set objectives, He has a high work ethic and is very much a disciplinarian. Things which the club drastically need. He isn't affraid to change things to try and get the best out the circumstances but equally believes in a settled team. He also has gained some respect by talking a good game.

On the negative side some of the blame for relegation lies at his door, although they were not his players and he is not to blame for the lack of fitness etc he inherited. Tactically is he good enough I don't know. Is he any good in the transfer market..I don't know. Will he win over the 73% of fans who have turned against him !!!

On a personal note there is something about KB I like but I doubt my own judgement after been conned by Paul Merson. After two relegations I have also lost faith in JB's ability to make the right choice.

it has been said that this next choice could well be a watershed for the immediate future of the saddlers I pray it turns out to be the right one.


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

Writer:Jorge's Jottings
Date:Sunday April 23 2006
Time: 12:58PM

Comments

0
Many a true word, he was removed from his position on Monday
Big No 9
24/04/2006 11:08:00
0
Indeed. At least the new man can come in and see what he has available and then has all the close season to find players and get the team playing as he wants.
FEn_100
26/04/2006 14:53:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Recent Walsall Articles

Whitney happy with two week break

Walsall manager Jon Whintey is looking for the positives after the Saddlers enforced two week break.

Wembley 2015 - Where are they now?

A look at where the history making starting eleven from the JPT Final against Bristol City, are now.

Walsall v Port Vale rearranged

New date for Staffordshire derby.

EFL Goal Of 2016 Contenders Named

Ten EFL professional footballers find themselves nominated for the treasured Goal Of The Year gong for 2016.

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 Medicority51%
Relegation19%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Sheff Utd 39 23 10 6 79 30
2 Bolton 39 22 9 8 75 28
3 Fleetwood 39 19 12 8 69 19
4 Bradford 39 16 18 5 66 16
5 Scunthorpe 39 18 10 11 64 20
6 Southend 39 17 12 10 63 13
7 Millwall 38 16 12 10 60 8
8 Rochdale 38 16 9 13 57 6
9 Bristol Rovers 40 15 12 13 57 -1
10 Oxford 39 16 8 15 56 5
11 Peterborough 40 15 10 15 55 1
12 Walsall 39 13 14 12 53 -2
13 Wimbledon 39 12 15 12 51 1
14 Northampton 40 14 8 18 50 -6
15 MK Dons 39 12 12 15 48 -1
16 Charlton 39 10 17 12 47 3
17 Bury 40 12 10 18 46 -7
18 Oldham 40 10 15 15 45 -12
19 Gillingham 40 11 12 17 45 -17
20 Shrewsbury 39 11 10 18 43 -14
21 Port Vale 38 10 12 16 42 -17
22 Swindon 40 10 9 21 39 -18
23 Chesterfield 40 8 9 23 33 -28
24 Coventry 40 7 11 22 32 -27
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Walsall Results (view all)

Walsall Fixtures (view all)

Apr 1 2017 3:00PM : Bradford City (a)
Sky Bet League One
Apr 8 2017 3:00PM : Oxford United (H)
Sky Bet League One
Apr 14 2017 3:00PM : Shrewsbury Town (a)
Sky Bet League One
Apr 17 2017 3:00PM : Swindon Town (H)
Sky Bet League One
Apr 22 2017 3:00PM : Coventry City (a)
Sky Bet League One
Apr 25 2017 7:45PM : Port Vale (H)
Sky Bet League One
The Vital Football Members League