UK time is: 17:22:51
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Ex Seagull Richards revels in return

Matthew Richards has paid homage to Brighton for giving him the chance to play regular football, after falling out of favour at Ipswich Town.

The 25 year old enjoyed much success at Ipswich Town, including being the youngest to play in the UEFA Cup Match,against Anvir Beggen in 2002. He then spent time in the left back position under Joe Royle, helping the team make the playoffs in the 2003/2004 and 2004/2005 seasons. However,
when Jim Magilton took over as manager, he fell out of favour and was sidelined for much of his remaining time there,playing only in the reserves.

Brighton came calling in 2007 and gave him the opportunity to play every every week again, what every footballer wants to do.

He told the Express and Star: 'They got me playing again every single week and that`s what you enjoy most. You don`t enjoy sitting on the bench and playing gets your confidence going.'

The midfielder added he really enjoyed his time with the club saying 'I made some good friends and really enjoyed how they tried to play football. They tried to get it down and play and that`s what I prefer to do. I`ve got nothing but good memories but a lot has changed.'

Though he spent some great times at the Withdean, he will not be holding back when it comes to scoring for Walsall.

He concluded: 'I scored against them last year which was nice but I`ll score against anyone - it doesn`t matter to me. It`s going to be a tough game but we went down there last year and put in a great performance.'

Walsall then came calling after 3 stints at Brighton and he signed for them in August 2009. He has then secured his place in midfield and we look ahead to many more games involving the Essex born lad.










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: Robyn Richards  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday August 28 2010

Time: 11:32AM

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Walsall Articles

Walsall Team To Face Leyton Orient (Saturday February 28 2015)

Bradshaw To Return Tomorrow (Friday February 27 2015)

Rico Henry To Be Sidelined For Season? (Friday February 27 2015)

25,000 Tickets Now Sold For JPT Final (Friday February 27 2015)

Walsall v Leyton Orient - Preview (Friday February 27 2015)

Wembley Sales Now Over 24,000! (Thursday February 26 2015)

Match Officials v Leyton Orient (Thursday February 26 2015)

JPT Final - Travel Information (Thursday February 26 2015)

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)

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Preston 1 - 0 Walsall
Bradford 1 - 1 Walsall
Walsall 0 - 1 Port Vale
Walsall 3 - 2 Rochdale
Doncaster 0 - 2 Walsall
Walsall 1 - 1 Gillingham

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
12. Scunthorpe 31 12 6 13 -3 42
13. Port Vale 32 12 6 14 -4 42
14. Rochdale 30 12 5 13 10 41
15. Walsall 32 10 11 11 -1 41
16. Peterborough 32 12 5 15 -5 41
17. Barnsley 32 12 5 15 -6 41
18. Crewe 32 11 5 16 -23 38

Breaking League News

Barnsley : 28/02/2015 17:15:00
Fleetwood : 28/02/2015 17:06:00
Rochdale : 28/02/2015 16:56:00
Coventry : 28/02/2015 16:55:00
Half Time: Doncaster Rovers 1-0 Colchester
Doncaster : 28/02/2015 15:46:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

JPT Final - Whose Going To Win?
Suggested By:  Andy
Walsall! (Stupid Question) 50%
Bristol City 50%