UK time is: 23:26:50
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Walsall talk about Leeds

A lot of feathers have been ruffled with the going on at Elland Road. Whilst the dust may have started to settle some ill feeling seems to exist from fans of other teams not just a few Saddlers fans.

Well lets put the record straight, caught in the cross fire is the supporters of the Leeds club. Whilst many take the comments as a dig at the club they love and react as if some one had hit there favorite grandmother, the truth is quite different. Talking to many Saddlers fans and I suspect it is also true for many other fans. We have nothing but sympathy for the Leeds faithful, we feel sorry for them. However this feeling of sympathy doesn't extend into the Leeds boardroom.

Whilst the Leeds fans feel the need to remove there shoes in protest, the board room wranglings and tricks have left a bad taste in the mouth of fans of other clubs. Especially those of clubs like Walsall who have took the stance that the club will honour any debt to it's creditors, despite huge losses in the wake of the ITV Digital collapse. Many clubs have sacrifed success on the pitch, and took relegation as a consequence that had to be suffered whilst like ourselves a stable finiancial foundation was built. It is with these clubs that Leeds will find no support for there appeal against the 15 point penalty which many outside of Leeds view as fair.

However with the transfer ban lifted, long three year contracts and undisclosed transfer fees are now been paid. This has cause howls of anger from some fans. I also would not be suprised if some creditors are shaking there head in shock, since I know of more than one which as a company have experienced real financial difficulty due to the Bates rebuying of the club. Whilst this emotional response is understandable, in fact Leeds are doing nothing wrong and we should let them get on with it. If it is mis management, and unwise spending, then they know that the consequences would be,and the situation would be as equally daming to the club.

So I suppose the message is let it go, let Leeds rebuild the way they see fit, let us the smaller clubs enjoy the crowds they will bring to our grounds, and who knows if we take the three points we can enjoy that inner warm feeling. What has gone has gone, lessons have been learnt and it was the rules that were wrong not the club and the fans are as much victims as anyone else.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Join the Vital Fantasy Football League - its Free!

The Journalist

Writer: Jorge's Jottings Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday August 7 2007

Time: 10:19AM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
Perhaps fans should unite against Bates and co in every game Leeds play.
Big No 9
Report Abuse
07/08/2007 10:22:00

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Walsall Articles

Boss Praises Leading Goalscorer (Saturday April 25 2015)

Saddlers Set For Deeney Windfall (Saturday April 25 2015)

Smith On O'Donnell Deal (Saturday April 25 2015)

O'Donnell Decision Made? (Saturday April 25 2015)

Walsall Team News In v Oldham (Saturday April 25 2015)

Minutes Silence This Weekend (Friday April 24 2015)

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)

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Walsall 2 - 0 Oldham
Swindon 3 - 3 Walsall
Crewe 1 - 1 Walsall
Walsall 5 - 0 Crawley
Walsall 1 - 0 Fleetwood
Peterborough 0 - 0 Walsall

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
8. Bradford 45 16 14 15 -1 62
9. Peterborough 45 18 8 19 -3 62
10. Fleetwood 45 16 12 17 -4 60
11. Walsall 45 14 17 14 2 59
12. Gillingham 45 15 14 16 -3 59
13. Barnsley 45 16 11 18 -4 59
14. Doncaster 45 15 13 17 -7 58

Breaking League News

Coventry : 26/04/2015 20:48:01
Swindon Fans To Face Wembley Travel Misery
Swindon : 26/04/2015 18:14:01
Smith Delighted With Win Over Oldham
Walsall : 26/04/2015 14:03:00
Holden - Walsall Are A Good Side, Oldham Were Flat
Walsall : 26/04/2015 13:56:01
Leyton Orient : 26/04/2015 10:28:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

What Position Do We Need To Strengthen In Summer?
Suggested By:  
Full back 1%
Centre back 33%
Central midfield 33%
Winger 0%
Striker 33%