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

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

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Adams Turns Professional

Recent Walsall Articles

O'Connell In Team Of The Week (24/1/17)

Walsall are represented in the latest Football League team of the week that has been selected after this week's action.

Walsall 3-1 Bristol Rovers - Highlights

Match highlights of Saturdays victory over Bristol Rovers

Walsall 3-1 Bristol Rovers - Report

Saddlers record their second win on the bounce - for first time since October.

More Reliable Than A League 1 Octopus? (20/1/17)

A new season and finally a new special computer crunching the numbers to determine the final League One positions for 2016/17.

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 Promotion9%
Play Offs21%
Mid Table Medicority49%
Relegation21%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Sheff Utd 28 17 6 5 57 21
2 Scunthorpe 27 16 7 4 55 27
3 Bolton 26 15 5 6 50 16
4 Fleetwood 27 13 7 7 46 11
5 Bradford 28 11 13 4 46 11
6 Rochdale 27 14 3 10 45 5
7 Southend 27 11 9 7 42 5
8 Peterborough 26 11 8 7 41 9
9 Millwall 27 11 7 9 40 2
10 Bristol Rovers 28 11 6 11 39 -3
11 Wimbledon 27 9 10 8 37 5
12 Oxford 27 10 7 10 37 4
13 Walsall 27 9 10 8 37 -2
14 Charlton 26 8 12 6 36 7
15 Port Vale 26 8 8 10 32 -10
16 MK Dons 26 8 7 11 31 -3
17 Gillingham 27 8 7 12 31 -9
18 Northampton 28 8 6 14 30 -9
19 Swindon 28 7 8 13 29 -14
20 Shrewsbury 28 7 7 14 28 -13
21 Bury 28 7 5 16 26 -12
22 Chesterfield 28 7 5 16 26 -17
23 Oldham 26 4 10 12 22 -15
24 Coventry 27 4 9 14 21 -16
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Walsall Results (view all)

Walsall Fixtures (view all)

Jan 28 2017 3:00PM : Bury (a)
Sky Bet League One
Jan 31 2017 7:45PM : Millwall (a)
Sky Bet League One
Feb 4 2017 3:00PM : Northampton Town (H)
Sky Bet League One
Feb 11 2017 3:00PM : Bolton Wanderers (a)
Sky Bet League One
Feb 14 2017 7:45PM : Scunthorpe United (a)
Sky Bet League One
Feb 18 2017 3:00PM : Peterborough United (H)
Sky Bet League One
The Vital Football Members League