Vital Football

Latest Walsall FC News

Saddlers host the Bulls

Saddlers host the Bulls

After a fantastic weekend at Torquay many of the 1000 plus fans will be heading back to the Midlands tonight or tomorrow morning in time for the 3pm kick off against Graham Turners Hereford.

Due to the closeness of the two games news is a bit on the short side. But some sorces say that Hector Sam, Kevin Cooper and Kevin Harper will face late tests after missing saturdays win. The defence just didn't look solid with a Gerrard Westwood partnership, so will DD start with Manny Smith, as DD says Picken needs another reserve game before he is ready, or does he just throw him in at the deep end. The absence of Dann and Roper is proving a bit of a problem.

Up front Butler and Trevor Benjamin look likely to get the nod, although Troy Denny will be on the bench if Hector Sam fails to make it.

Whilst a lot of press reports are saying it will be an unchanged team, I think DD will freshen it up.

As for Hereford, according to some reports they gave Swindon a hard game on Saturday and were unfortunate not to come away with all three points, although both teams cancelled each other out in the first half. Having had just lost four in a row Hereford reverted to a 4-4-2 against Swindon and it worked well for them. It could be more of the same for Hereford.

Goals seem to be the recent problem so they seem certain to score one or two at Bescot then, Herefords last goals came at Hartlepool who struggled to get all three points against the Bulls, eventually running out 3-2 winners.

Latest Results
Hereford 0 - 0 Swindon
Hereford 0 - 0 MK Dons
Accrington 2 - 0 Hereford
Darlington 1 - 0 Hereford
Hereford 0 - 1 Grimsby
Hartlepool 3 - 2 Hereford

The fact Herefords last win was nine games ago when they shocked Lincoln 4-1 at sincil bank, gives us hope of getting the three points, the problem is Easter is famous for throwing up shock results, just ask any MK Don fan.

As for predictions it is the wrong time of year to have any certainity, however we have a good record against Hereford so a draw is possible but i will go for a home win.
Now if only Accrington can pull off a draw at Hartlepool and we could go into the last four games in top spot!!!
If we could win and Shrewsbury can beat MK Dons at home....promotion at Notts County next saturday, oh I wish it was so easy there will be more twists and turns before the fat lady sings, nothing is certain yet, lose the next five and we have blown it.



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

Writer:Jorge's Jottings
Date:Sunday April 8 2007
Time: 4:58PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Walsall Articles

Over 1600 Sold For Burton (A)

Around 200 remain on sale with general sale just days away....

Demetriou Compares Walsall To Leicester

Demetriou feels Walsall's togetherness matches that of Leicester City and can see why both sides are punching above their weight this season.

O'Driscoll Looking For Different Combinations

O'Driscoll feels there are different qualities to build a successful side which the media and supporters don't often see.

Etheridge Fit For Crewe

Walsall Number 1 Neil Etheridge has shaken off his injury and is ready for return at Crewe

Archived Vital Saddlers Articles

Vital Saddlers articles from

Site Journalists

Kev
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

20 Games To Go - Where Will We Finish?
Suggested By:
Champions32%
Runners Up42%
Play Off Winners5%
Play Off Losers7%
Outside Top 614%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Burton 29 19 3 7 60 16
2 Walsall 29 16 8 5 56 17
3 Wigan 30 15 10 5 55 21
4 Gillingham 30 16 7 7 55 19
5 Coventry 30 13 10 7 49 16
6 Millwall 29 14 5 10 47 9
7 Southend 29 13 8 8 47 6
8 Peterborough 29 13 5 11 44 13
9 Port Vale 31 12 8 11 44 -1
10 Barnsley 29 13 3 13 42 6
11 Sheff Utd 29 11 9 9 42 4
12 Bradford 28 11 8 9 41 -3
13 Scunthorpe 28 11 5 12 38 -4
14 Rochdale 28 10 7 11 37 -2
15 Bury 28 10 7 11 37 -7
16 Doncaster 29 9 9 11 36 -4
17 Swindon 30 10 6 14 36 -5
18 Blackpool 29 9 6 14 33 -7
19 Chesterfield 29 9 3 17 30 -11
20 Shrewsbury 30 8 6 16 30 -15
21 Fleetwood 28 7 8 13 29 -3
22 Crewe 29 6 8 15 26 -20
23 Oldham 27 4 12 11 24 -13
24 Colchester 29 5 7 17 22 -32
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Walsall Fixtures (view all)

Feb 13 2016 3:00PM : Crewe Alexandra (a)
Sky Bet League One
Feb 20 2016 3:00PM : Wigan Athletic (H)
Sky Bet League One
Feb 27 2016 3:00PM : Burton Albion (a)
Sky Bet League One
Mar 1 2016 7:45PM : Scunthorpe United (H)
Sky Bet League One
Mar 5 2016 3:00PM : Barnsley (H)
Sky Bet League One
Mar 12 2016 3:00PM : Chesterfield (a)
Sky Bet League One

Recent Walsall Results (view all)