Vital Football

Latest Walsall FC News

Flo Cuvelier..That Boy Is Special

Flo Cuvelier..That Boy Is Special


On 27th January 2012 Walsall signed a young Belgian from near neighbours Stoke City.

Given our past record with loan signings, many were cynical to see another young player join on loan when experience was needed...However fast-forward one year and the young Belgian, Flo Cuvelier became a fans favourite at Walsall FC

Flo made his professional debut for Walsall on 31st January 2012. He was a 2nd half substitute against Notts County, which we lost 1-0.

He scored his first professional goal against Oldham Athletic in a 2-1 defeat at Boundary Park at the end of January 2012.

After impressing Dean Smith in the inital first month, we extended Flo's loan until the end of the 2011-12 season. In the 18 matches he played for us, he scored four crucial goals to ensure our League 1 safety.

Partly because of his great form with us, Stoke offered him a new two year contract in May....Most Walsall fans expected Flo to sign on loan for a Championship club in the close season but somehow we managed to persuade the magician back in July on a 6 month loan deal.

Again this season Flo has been monumental in all the good that has happened at Walsall. He scored 2 goals in 15 games this term not to mention his assists!

His first goal this season came against his old club Portsmouth on the 15th September, we won 2-1. Then he followed up with his thunderbolt against Crewe in October.

During Saturday's game with Stevenage, Flo aggravated his hamstring that will see him sidelined for the remainder of his loan deal...such a sad ending to his second loan spell with us.

Will he return? Who knows but one thing is for certain, at a time when morale was low at the Saddlers, this little magician managed to raise spirits and inject some much needed quality into our squad.

Many have said that we aren't the same team when Flo isn't playing, results prove this. It's just a shame that it ended prematurely.

From everyone at Vital Walsall we want to wish Flo a full and speedy recovery and if he doesn't return back to The Banks's as a Walsall player we would like to thank him for all he has done and wish him the best of luck for the future with both Stoke and Belgium.



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

Writer:Kev
Date:Thursday January 3 2013
Time: 12:07AM

Login to post a comment

Recent Walsall Articles

Coventry City v Walsall

Walsall's wait for an away win in 2017 will now roll on into the 2017/18 season after an uninspiring defeat against already relegated Coventry City.

A George Thomas strike on 39 minutes settl

PFA League One Team Of The Year 2017

This week the Professional Footballers Association announced their League One Team of the Year for the season of 2016/17.

League One 2016/17 Golden Boot Battle (21/4/17)

With most playing 44 League One games in the 2016/17 season, this year could still see a few players break the 20 goal mark.

The Bradshaw problem

A look at the difficulty we've had trying to replace our leading marksman from the past two seasons.

Archived Vital Saddlers Articles

Vital Saddlers articles from

Site Journalists

TP1992
Editor email
Profile
Kev
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Where Will Walsall Finish?
Suggested By:
Automatic Promotion8%
Play Offs21%
Mid Table Medicority52%
Relegation19%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Sheff Utd 45 29 10 6 97 44
2 Bolton 45 24 11 10 83 29
3 Fleetwood 45 23 12 10 81 21
4 Scunthorpe 45 23 10 12 79 24
5 Bradford 45 20 18 7 78 19
6 Millwall 45 19 13 13 70 8
7 Southend 45 19 12 14 69 16
8 Rochdale 45 19 11 15 68 9
9 Oxford 45 19 9 17 66 11
10 Bristol Rovers 45 18 12 15 66 -1
11 Peterborough 45 17 11 17 62 3
12 MK Dons 45 15 13 17 58 -1
13 Walsall 44 14 16 14 58 -3
14 Charlton 45 13 18 14 57 4
15 Wimbledon 45 13 17 15 56 -3
16 Northampton 45 14 10 21 52 -13
17 Oldham 45 12 16 17 52 -13
18 Shrewsbury 45 13 12 20 51 -15
19 Bury 45 13 11 21 50 -11
20 Gillingham 45 12 13 20 49 -20
21 Port Vale 44 11 12 21 45 -26
R Swindon 45 11 11 23 44 -19
R Coventry 45 9 12 24 39 -29
R Chesterfield 45 9 10 26 37 -34
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Walsall Results (view all)

Walsall Fixtures (view all)

Apr 25 2017 7:45PM : Port Vale (H)
Sky Bet League One
Apr 30 2017 12:00PM : Milton Keynes Dons (H)
Sky Bet League One
Vital Football Comment