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

Best of Vital Network

Recent Walsall Articles

Flanagan hopeful of pre-season return

Promising midfielder Reece Flanagan is aiming for a pre-season return

West Brom and Aston Villa pre-season ticket news

Ticket news for two of the Saddlers fixtures this pre-season.

New EFL Radio Deal Starts 2017/18

The Football League confirmed yesterday that a new three year deal with Talksport and the BBC had been signed to increase radio broadcast coverage from next season.

Makris putting in the graft

Record signing Andreas Makris is ready to knuckle down

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 Medicority50%
Relegation21%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Sheff Utd 46 30 10 6 100 45
P Bolton 46 25 11 10 86 32
3 Scunthorpe 46 24 10 12 82 26
4 Fleetwood 46 23 13 10 82 21
5 Bradford 46 20 19 7 79 19
6 Millwall 46 20 13 13 73 9
7 Southend 46 20 12 14 72 17
8 Oxford 46 20 9 17 69 13
9 Rochdale 46 19 12 15 69 9
10 Bristol Rovers 46 18 12 16 66 -2
11 Peterborough 46 17 11 18 62 0
12 MK Dons 46 16 13 17 61 2
13 Charlton 46 14 18 14 60 7
14 Walsall 46 14 16 16 58 -7
15 Wimbledon 46 13 18 15 57 -3
16 Northampton 46 14 11 21 53 -13
17 Oldham 46 12 17 17 53 -13
18 Shrewsbury 46 13 12 21 51 -17
19 Bury 46 13 11 22 50 -12
20 Gillingham 46 12 14 20 50 -20
R Port Vale 46 12 13 21 49 -25
R Swindon 46 11 11 24 44 -22
R Coventry 46 9 12 25 39 -31
R Chesterfield 46 9 10 27 37 -35
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Walsall Results (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Northants Saddler1
2.telfordsaddler1
3.Dale Derrivale1
Vital Football Comment