UK time is: 10:37:24
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Walsall's strike options

On tuesday we tried Hector Sam and Tony Bedeau up front as a pairing. In my opinion it didn't really work. Having said that I feel you have to remember that Swansea's defence is stronger than most we will meet in league two and also Tony Bedeau has missed a lot of pre season and was out with an injury before hand so he is lacking games and sharpness.

We also tried Darren Wrack just behind Sam an option which I feel will have many a league defence in problems however Darren isn't ready yet. Ishmel whilst doing a good job verses Port Vale where his pace unsettles defenders, positionally he is out of his depth through the centre.(perhaps in time this will happen though). Start of the season third choice James Constable seems to have lost his way some what. After pushing for a starting spot then having a couple of injuries he just doesn't seem up to it. Also I feel his confidence is at a low level following a penalty miss in the reserves and another in tuesday nights shoot out.

So where does that leave us, it leaves us hoping that broken leg victim Alex Nicholls will return and fulfill the potential he showed in his apearances last season. The danager is that whilst he has been out his status has been blown out of proportion. Many fans seem to have forgot that he is still a young proffessional still learning his trade. Whilst I hope like a lot of Saddlers fans he will be another 15 -20 goal striker especially as his rare pace will have the ability to unsettle most defences, but can we depend on that unknown factor. We have between now and January to find out.

So in short in the short term we could be in a mess if we lose Martin Butler through injury or suspension. The options are either not working or unproven. The only solution could be to bring another PROVEN striker into Bescot. Whilst Dickie tried and failed just before deadline day perhaps we need to re investigate this option for January. Message to Paul Taylor..another Roger Boli please !!




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:Thursday October 19 2006

Time: 11:16AM

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Walsall Articles

Fans Turn Up The Heat On Smith (Wednesday October 22 2014)

Crawley 1-0 Walsall - Report (Wednesday October 22 2014)

Crawley v Walsall - Preview (Tuesday October 21 2014)

Keeping Butler Was Too Expensive (Tuesday October 21 2014)

Butler Returns To Sheffield United (Monday October 20 2014)

Michael Cain Signs On Loan (Monday October 20 2014)

The Guest Blog - Season 2, Episode 10 (Sunday October 19 2014)

Walsall 0-1 Crewe Alexandra (Saturday October 18 2014)

Walsall Team To Face Crewe (Saturday October 18 2014)

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. john baker 6

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Walsall 0 - 0 Bradford
Walsall 3 - 1 Preston
Walsall 0 - 1 Crewe
Scunthorpe 2 - 1 Walsall
Port Vale 1 - 1 Walsall
Oldham 2 - 1 Walsall

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
18. Port Vale 14 3 4 7 -6 13
19. Gillingham 14 3 4 7 -7 13
20. Coventry 14 3 4 7 -8 13
21. Yeovil 14 3 4 7 -11 13
22. Crewe 14 4 1 9 -18 13
23. Walsall 14 2 6 6 -4 12
24. Scunthorpe 14 3 3 8 -11 12

Breaking League News

O's Continue Fine Form On The Road
Leyton Orient : 22/10/2014 10:00:00
Cod Army Report: MK Dons 2 Fleetwood 1
Fleetwood : 22/10/2014 09:38:00
Fans Turn Up The Heat On Smith
Walsall : 22/10/2014 08:55:00
Crawley 1-0 Walsall - Report
Walsall : 22/10/2014 08:38:00
Crewe continue their rise
Crewe : 22/10/2014 00:01:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Who is the best keeper we have had since Jimmy Walker?
Suggested By:  
Clayton Ince 20%
Richard O'Donnell 80%
Other 0%