Vital Football

Latest Walsall FC News

Walsall youth signing

Walsall youth signing

An article picked up from thisis devon site reports Walsall have signed a goalkeeping prospect, who towers at 6ft 2in and he is only 16!!!

So welcome to Bescot James Wannell

Yesterday was the most exciting day in the life of James Wannell so far when the 16-year old goalkeeper from Newton Abbot joined Coca Cola League Two high fliers Walsall on a two year football scholarship.

Already a towering 6ft 2in in height, the former Teign School student has been snapped up at the Bescot Stadium having been scouted by Nottingham Forest and spending a week undergoing trials at the City Ground.

He also had 18 months with the Exeter City School of Excellence and, before that, with the Torquay United School of Excellence until it closed some two and a half years ago for cost saving reasons.

'James has always been a goalkeeper - since the age of five - and should sprout another couple of inches before he stops growing,' said his proud mum, Suzanne.

'Before Torquay United, he played youth football for Newton Town, and is now thrilled to have this opportunity after Nottingham Forest got in touch with Walsall.

'They (Forest) weren't in a position to offer him a place, but Walsall had room and he signed forms after travelling to Walsall with his dad (Glenn) yesterday.'

Professional clubs outside of the West Country were alerted to James's potential when repeatedly starred last season for Devon on the way to beating Lancashire in the final of the English Schools' FA Under-16 Cup at Ewood Park, the home of Premiership club Blackburn Rovers.


Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Jorge's Jottings
Date:Tuesday August 22 2006
Time: 4:19PM

Best of Vital Network

Comments

0
It was nice to see Forest tip us off about this lad, time will tell if he makes it plenty of good young good keepers don't
Big No 9
24/08/2006 12:31:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Walsall Articles

Walsall 1-4 Scunthorpe - Highlights

Highlights of last nights woeful defeat to Scunthorpe.

Under Fire Whitney Blasts 'Woeful' Walsall

Whitney cancels day off today as punishment and admits he could be out of a job soon if things don't change.

Walsall 1-4 Scunthorpe - REPORT

Walsall capitulate once more under Jon Whitney and drop to within just one point of the relegation zone.

Etheridge Named In Sun Team Of The Week

Walsall 'keeper named in The Sun League 1 team of the weekend.

Archived Vital Saddlers Articles

Vital Saddlers articles from

Site Journalists

Kev
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Where Will Walsall Finish?
Suggested By:
Automatic Promotion11%
Play Offs24%
Mid Table Medicority40%
Relegation25%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Scunthorpe 10 6 3 1 21 14
2 Bury 10 6 2 2 20 8
3 Bradford 10 4 6 0 18 5
4 Northampton 10 4 5 1 17 7
5 Port Vale 10 5 2 3 17 3
6 Sheff Utd 10 5 2 3 17 0
7 Bolton 10 4 4 2 16 2
8 Gillingham 10 4 3 3 15 -2
9 Peterborough 10 3 4 3 13 4
10 Bristol Rovers 10 3 4 3 13 -1
11 Chesterfield 10 3 3 4 12 1
12 Charlton 10 2 6 2 12 1
13 Fleetwood 10 3 3 4 12 0
14 MK Dons 10 3 3 4 12 -1
15 Rochdale 10 3 3 4 12 -1
16 Oxford 10 3 3 4 12 -1
17 Millwall 10 3 3 4 12 -3
18 Swindon 10 3 2 5 11 -4
19 Southend 10 3 2 5 11 -8
20 Walsall 10 2 4 4 10 -5
21 Wimbledon 9 2 3 4 9 -3
22 Shrewsbury 10 2 3 5 9 -5
23 Oldham 10 1 6 3 9 -5
24 Coventry 9 0 5 4 5 -6
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Walsall Results (view all)

Walsall Fixtures (view all)

Oct 1 2016 3:00PM : Millwall (H)
Sky Bet League One
Oct 8 2016 3:00PM : Sheffield United (a)
Sky Bet League One
Oct 15 2016 3:00PM : Shrewsbury Town (H)
Sky Bet League One
Oct 18 2016 7:45PM : Gillingham (a)
Sky Bet League One
Oct 22 2016 3:00PM : Swindon Town (a)
Sky Bet League One
Oct 29 2016 3:00PM : Coventry City (H)
Sky Bet League One