Writer: Robyn Richards
Date:Monday October 4 2010
After a disastrous start to the season, with manager Chris Hutchings under extreme pressure to quit from supporters, both he and Chief Executive Stefan Gamble have spoken out on the situation.
Stefan Gamble has expressed his disappointment and has promised to throw some cash into the ring 'to freshen things up' that could come before the weekends clash against Exeter.
He told the official site:
Obviously we are all extremely disappointed with our start to the season...we know that the results simply haven't been good enough but we are all working hard behind the scenes to turn things around'
'Funds are available to bring in a couple of new faces in order to freshen things up and we hope to have (them) on board before Saturday's fixture against Exeter City.' He added
Meanwhile, Hutchings has said that he is not going to step down as boss and will attempt to tackle their problems. He told the Express and Star: '"I will not shy away from it. I will meet it head on. The players have to do that and take responsibility as well as myself and that`s what we`ll be doing this week and trying to put it right on Saturday.'
He passed some of the blame onto the players, adding: 'Being bottom makes you even more determined and the lads have got to take that on board as well. It`s not about me, it`s about them in that dressing room.'
Hutchings targeted the use of money available for defender with more experience. He concluded: "You would like more experience and it`s something we`re going to have to look at."
These statements are nothing new, Walsall are at an all time low, attendence at games if awful and who can blame them, as is the atmosphere. Walsall are pretty much a laughing stock to the 6 teams who have defeated us since two magnificent wins against Plymouth Argyle and Brentford, which seem like a lifetime ago. Hutchings seems to have switched off and completely avoiding the situation for what it is, as well as shying away from any responsibility. Our run of defeats are terrible and the light at the end of tunnel seems to be getting smaller and smaller with every minute of football played. All we need is 2 or 3 wins or even draws to get some stay away supporters back on side. I just don't see where they are going to come from. Gamble promises new blood, but there have been so many new faces this season, it is hard to see why these would make a definite difference. Also, our defence is actually improving, but it's the strikers who are becoming more woeful with every game. Hutchings may not get sacked, but then why do any managers get sacked? Something has to give somewhere.
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Date:Monday October 4 2010
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