UK time is: 06:59:09
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Walsall 2-2 Yeovil - Report


Lets get one thing straight, the ability to throw away a two goal lead with twelve minutes to go, can only fall at the feet of one person...

We cannot blame the referee, we cannot blame Jeff Bonser, we cannot blame Paul Merson and we cannot blame ITV Digital - Dean Smith is the man that cost us on Saturday.

Like so many times already this season (11, I recall) we have found ourselves squandering our lead which has been a common trait during his tenure as manager...

We made three changes from the side that lost 5-1 to Coventry last weekend. In came Ben Purkiss, Adam Chambers and Paul Downing out went the suspended Andy Butler, Richard Taundry and Nicky Featherstone.

William Grigg wasted the first real chance for us as he squandered a one on one with Marek Stech in the Yeovil goal.

Our first goal came on 13 minutes when BRANDY from far on the right fizzed in a deep cross that alluded everyone and ended up at Paterson's feet, who neatly finished it into the bottom corner.

Our 2nd goal came from more brilliant play from BRANDY who danced passed a couple of Yeovil players before threading through Will Grigg who made up from his first half miss, to score our 2nd.

Less than a minute later and Yeovil were given a lifelife as former Saddler Reuben Reid slotted past an helpless Aaron McCarey...Smith got nervous and made his usual untimely and bizarre substitutions.

Dean Smith doesnt know how to make substitutions, he makes them for the sake of it. Take Saturday for example - Febian Brandy was the best player on the pitch by a country mile, yet our 'manager' decides to take the influential striker off and replace him with leading goalscorer George Bowerman who is out of sorts.

Following Dean Smith's 'materstroke' we found ourselves in a too familiar situation - a last minute goal!

A free kick from James McAllister wasnt cleared and Sam Foley was on hand to snatch a point at the death for the visitors. Yeovil in all honestly didnt deserve anything from the afternoon but Walsall decided to be generous during the season of goodwill.

It is now 16 games without a win!
CURRENT FORM - LLLLDLDDLLLDDDLD
Something has got to change and quickly!






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: Kev Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday December 17 2012

Time: 9:21AM

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Walsall Articles

Walsall 3-0 Doncaster Rovers - Report (Saturday September 27 2014)

Walsall v Doncaster - Preview (Friday September 26 2014)

Injury Update (Thursday September 25 2014)

Bradshaw Eases Injury Crisis (Monday September 22 2014)

Walsall Team To Face Gillingham (Saturday September 20 2014)

Gillingham v Walsall - Preview (Friday September 19 2014)

The Guest Blog - Season 2, Episode 8 (Thursday September 18 2014)

Smith Cancels Rest Day (Wednesday September 17 2014)

Rochdale 4-0 Walsall - Report (Wednesday September 17 2014)

Walsall Team News In (v Rochdale) (Tuesday September 16 2014)

Archived Walsall Articles

List All Vital Saddlers Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Walsall 3 - 0 Doncaster
Walsall 0 - 0 Colchester
Walsall 0 - 0 Bradford
Walsall 3 - 1 Preston
Scunthorpe 2 - 1 Walsall
Port Vale 1 - 1 Walsall

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
14. Gillingham 10 3 3 4 -2 12
15. Coventry 10 3 3 4 -2 12
16. Yeovil 10 3 3 4 -4 12
17. Walsall 10 2 5 3 -1 11
18. Doncaster 9 3 2 4 -5 11
19. Leyton Orient 9 2 4 3 -1 10
20. Colchester 10 2 3 5 -1 9

Breaking League News

CCFC: Good to see 'Reserves' at Home
Coventry : 01/10/2014
Davis vows to fight on
Crewe : 30/09/2014 23:13:00
Crewe crash again
Crewe : 30/09/2014 22:23:00
Notts County : 30/09/2014 22:06:00
Crewe : 30/09/2014 21:36:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Whose going to win the World Cup?
Suggested By:  
Brazil 7%
Argentina 20%
Spain 9%
Germany 39%
England 16%
Other 9%