UK time is: 00:02:44
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

BESCOT BEAT: Saddlers on the way down?

Who would have thought that the Saddlers were struggling for commercial success, especially as the club depends on it. Thank heavens for the football!

Having said that, that isn't doing much good for us either! The stats read that the attendances are taking their toll, without really hitting the bank balance too much but it is noticable. A mere 300,000 down on previous years - it does not make very good reading!

Overall, the income has dropped by 800,000, which is worrying to a certian extent. Amazingly, a cut in wages occurred, slashing 89,000 off last year's budget. Is it any wonder we lack quality in some areas.

All in all, gaps are starting to appear pn the footballing side of the equation, especially with the gates falling and falling. It is only a matter of time before the lack of income takes its toll on the club.

Anyway, I would like to praise the Saddlers for the 1-0 cup success over local rivals Stourbridge, which proved to show we are not afraid of playing the smaller teams and coping with the pressure to beat them. Let's hope the same will happen in the next round where we will face either Brentford or Gateshead.

Lastly, a word on the split between popstar Jamelia and the Saddler's own Darren Byfield. The whole affair led to Darren voicing his discontent on social-networking site Twitter, which says a lot about the relationship in the first place. Let's hope it will not deter anything away from his solid performances with Troy Deeney up-top. Having said that, Sammy Parkin is waiting in the wings!




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: Rich Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday November 12 2009

Time: 9:48PM

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Walsall Articles

Fleetwood 0-1 Walsall - Report (Monday November 24 2014)

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
11. Chesterfield 18 6 6 6 0 24
12. Bradford 18 6 5 7 -1 23
13. Barnsley 17 6 4 7 -1 22
14. Walsall 18 5 7 6 -1 22
15. Port Vale 18 6 4 8 -2 22
16. Doncaster 16 6 3 7 -6 21
17. Crawley 18 5 6 7 -10 21

Breaking League News

Milton Keynes Dons 1-0 Port Vale
Port Vale : 24/11/2014 22:01:00
Sheffield United 1-1 Oldham
Oldham : 24/11/2014 21:44:00
Groves - We Stuck At It
Crawley : 24/11/2014 21:29:00
Crawley 2-2 Scunthorpe United
Crawley : 24/11/2014 21:27:00
Colchester : 24/11/2014 17:34:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Who is the best keeper we have had since Jimmy Walker?
Suggested By:  
Clayton Ince 15%
Richard O'Donnell 75%
Other 10%