UK time is: 21:08:05
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

RIP Tony Richards

Walsall's second highest ever scorer Tony Richards has died aged 76.

Richards was and still is a Saddlers icon, scoring a total of 185 goals in 334 appearances.

He started his career at Walsall in 1954, after he had served in the army in Egypt. After pleading with then manager Frank Buckley, he was handed a trial, a move that kick started one of the best periods in the club's history.

Richards went on to help the Saddlers win the old Division Three title in 1960.

After suffering a leg injury in 1963, Richards moved onto Port Vale and failed to re-capture the form he showed in a Saddlers shirt.

Recently, he had become a Honary Life President of the club to mark his cult status at Walsall.

Tony will be sadly missed and leaves his mark one of the most successful periods for the club.

RIP Tony


PAY YOUR OWN TRIBUTES ON OUR FORUM Click Here




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:Saturday March 6 2010

Time: 9:28PM

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Walsall Articles

Walsall Team To Face Gillingham (Saturday September 20 2014)

Gillingham v Walsall - Preview (Friday September 19 2014)

The Guest Blog - Season 2, Episode 8 (Thursday September 18 2014)

Smith Cancels Rest Day (Wednesday September 17 2014)

Rochdale 4-0 Walsall - Report (Wednesday September 17 2014)

Walsall Team News In (v Rochdale) (Tuesday September 16 2014)

Rochdale v Walsall - Preview (Tuesday September 16 2014)

An Evening With Gordan Banks (Monday September 15 2014)

Walsall 3-1 Preston North End - Report (Saturday September 13 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 4

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Walsall 1 - 2 Yeovil
Walsall 0 - 0 Colchester
Walsall 0 - 0 Bradford
Walsall 3 - 1 Preston
Scunthorpe 2 - 1 Walsall
Port Vale 1 - 1 Walsall

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
17. Leyton Orient 8 2 4 2 0 10
18. Crawley 9 3 1 5 -8 10
19. Barnsley 8 2 3 3 0 9
20. Walsall 9 1 5 3 -4 8
21. Port Vale 9 2 2 5 -6 8
22. Scunthorpe 9 2 1 6 -12 7
23. Colchester 9 1 3 5 -4 6

Breaking League News

Johnson - The Return Of The Grant
Yeovil : 21/09/2014 19:57:00
Clough Deeply Frustrated
Sheff Utd : 21/09/2014 19:47:00
North End 2-0 Crawley
Preston : 21/09/2014 19:16:00
Gills 0-0 Walsall
Gillingham : 21/09/2014 19:14:00
Colchester 0-0 Bantams
Bradford : 21/09/2014 19:12:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Whose going to win the World Cup?
Suggested By:  
Brazil 8%
Argentina 21%
Spain 9%
Germany 39%
England 14%
Other 9%