UK time is: 00:22:39
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Andy Oakes Swansea bound!!!

Well after turning down a contract offer at Bescot (much to the relief of some saddlers) Andy Oakes appears to be chasing the extra money he was after in Swansea. It was mentioned today that the ex Derby stopper has gone on trial at the Welsh club.

Andy was a goal keeper who was certainly an improvement on the previous keepers, namely Paston and Mckinney, but failed when the pressure was on. Errors at important times spoilt the relationship between keeper and fans, and much was written at the time about the er how can I put it...frank exchange of views swopped with the saddler fans at Stoke. However matters didn't improve with some fans nick naming him Andy Jokes!! At times when the confidence had drained away he looked like a rabbit scared in the headlights of an oncoming Volvo.

Despite this Andy was also capable of pulling off a number of class saves, to show his true potential. If Swansea can rebuild his shattered confidence they will have a good keeper at this level.




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: Jorge's Jottings Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday July 11 2006

Time: 4:30PM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
well, id stay at walsall, swansea aren't getting much, he's crap and should be in a lower league. do any saddlers agree?
wallis
Report Abuse
11/07/2006 16:52:00

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Walsall Articles

Smith Tried To Get Bonser To Attend (Thursday January 29 2015)

Smith Wants Wembley Double (Thursday January 29 2015)

Taylor 'We Want To Win It' (Wednesday January 28 2015)

Stats: Walsall v Preston (Wednesday January 28 2015)

O'Kelly 'Finest Moment In Football' (Wednesday January 28 2015)

Bradshaw 'It's Still A Bit Surreal' (Wednesday January 28 2015)

Gamble On Wembley (Wednesday January 28 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)

1. loular28Ss 1

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Colchester 0 - 2 Walsall
Walsall 1 - 4 Scunthorpe
Walsall 0 - 2 Coventry
MK Dons 0 - 3 Walsall
Walsall 1 - 4 Swindon
Sheff Utd 1 - 1 Walsall

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
12. Notts County 25 9 7 9 -1 34
13. Oldham 25 8 10 7 -3 34
14. Doncaster 24 9 7 8 -3 34
15. Walsall 26 8 9 9 -2 33
16. Gillingham 27 8 7 12 -8 31
17. Scunthorpe 24 8 6 10 -7 30
18. Coventry 27 7 9 11 -10 30

Breaking League News

Little Drama As Bristol City Reach Wembley
Bristol City : 29/01/2015 23:33:00
Swindon Town Reject 1.9m Luongo Bid
Swindon : 29/01/2015 22:50:00
DRFC Chesterfield v Doncaster Rovers Team News
Doncaster : 29/01/2015 21:49:00
Bristol City : 29/01/2015 21:43:00
Walsall Will Face Bristol City In JPT Final
Walsall : 29/01/2015 21:31:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Who is the best keeper we have had since Jimmy Walker?
Suggested By:  
Clayton Ince 18%
Richard O'Donnell 63%
Other 19%