Walsall | Motd Hartlepoolv Saddlers
UK time is: 20:22:29
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Hartlepool vs. Walsall

Victoria Ground

Sat 10th Feb 2007


Motd Hartlepoolv Saddlers

With all league games under threat it is not sure whether walsalls friday excursion up to Hartlepool will be a wasted journey or not. Given the accuracy of the weather forecast though there is every chance the game will be on.
Dickie Dosh and the team will face a warm reception in a cold climate. As the leagues in form team face our table toppers. Hartlepool will be keen to prove there championship creditals and close the gap down to three points. Of course a Walsall win would see a healthy nine point lead over Hartlepool.

Vital Quotes:

As the game builds both teams have been singing a similar tune, 'it's going to be tough' also' nothing will be decided by saturdays result' both statements are true but in terms of confidence for the run in it is a massive game even if you forget about the points.
Michael Dobson has joined in issuing a rallying call for the team too step up there performances as they enter a make or break period. Dean Keates has followed suit whilst Chris Westwood has added his fondness for the monkey hangers but has also stated he would be glad to score the winning goal.

Hartlepool Team News:

After a period of injuries and last weeks suspension of Richie Barker, Hartlepool look to be at full strength. There defence has been as mean as ours with Nelson the main man. Despite the suspensions and injuries Hartlepool have been going strenth to strenght after a shaky start. They are the form team to beat.

Player to watch: Ritche Barker

Signed from Mansfield for 80k, the striker who has 16 goals to his name will work our back four well. We managed to keep hm quiet at the Bescot stadium earlier in the season when he came with Mansfield but with improved service the job might be a little tougher.

Walsall Team News:

Although Alan Picken got another 90 minutes under hos belt in the reserve game at Barnsley, he still needs more matches before been ready. Other centre halfs Ian Roper and Anthony Gerrard should be fit if not Dann will be alongside Chris Westwood with Geordie Lyall making his debut. In midfield all seem to have a clean bill of health if not a good run of form DD could pick from a number of combinations, willCraig Pead get another run at central midfield been the biggest query.
Up front two from Butler, Sam and Cederqvist.

Player to watch: Clayton Ince

If Clayton ever needed to bounce back with a clean sheet this is the one. Last weeks school boy error cost points and whilst nobody can doubt his ability a clean sheet is vital if we are going to take anything out of this game.

Match Facts & Stats

The form book goes out of the window in these types of games, just as well really as we would be second rate also rans as things stand.

Ref Watch:

We always get s**t ref's and saturday we have another who hasn't covered himself in glory when been referee to the saddlers.

Match Prediction:

For the first time in the league this season Walsall go into the game as under dogs, most Saddlers would take the draw now if offered and I am no different.

Next Fixtures:

Friday 16th Feb 2007 sky cameras come to Bescot to watch us play Lincoln another crunch match. How we prepare for that game may well be influenced by saturdays result.

The Journalist

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

Date:Friday February 9 2007

Time: 1:31PM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
I would settle for 0-0
Big No 9
Report Abuse
09/02/2007 14:15:00

you cant swear, the network wont allow it!
Report Abuse
09/02/2007 15:10:00


Have Your Say

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

Recent Walsall Articles

Whitney Revelling In Promotion Push (Thursday April 28 2016)

Walsall - Football League Dates 2016/17 (Wednesday April 27 2016)

2016/17 Football League - Key Dates (Wednesday April 27 2016)

Whitney - This Team Will Never Give Up (Wednesday April 27 2016)

Walsall 2-1 Shrewsbury - Report (Wednesday April 27 2016)

Stats: Walsall v Shrewsbury (Wednesday April 27 2016)

Walsall v Shrewsbury - PREVIEW (Monday April 25 2016)

Bradford (A) - Pub Details (Friday April 22 2016)

Sawyers Only Thinking Of Promotion (Friday April 22 2016)

Archived Walsall Articles

List All Vital Saddlers Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Walsall 2 - 1 Shrewsbury
Bradford 4 - 0 Walsall
Walsall 1 - 1 Swindon
Walsall 1 - 0 Southend
Gillingham 1 - 2 Walsall
Oldham 1 - 0 Walsall

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Wigan 45 24 15 6 40 87
2. Burton 46 25 10 11 20 85
3. Millwall 45 23 9 13 23 78
4. Walsall 44 22 12 10 15 78
5. Bradford 45 22 11 12 13 77
6. Barnsley 45 21 8 16 13 71
7. Scunthorpe 45 20 11 14 11 71

Walsall Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

DRFC Crewe Alexandra v Doncaster Rovers - Highlights
Doncaster : 01/05/2016 19:18:00
Coventry : 01/05/2016 18:30:00
Just 3 Points For Wigan Athletic To Play For (01/05/16)
Wigan : 01/05/2016 17:41:00
Gary Caldwell's Blackpool Reflections
Wigan : 01/05/2016 17:14:01
Vital Posh APRIL Player of the Month (Poll)
Peterborough : 01/05/2016 16:00:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Six Games To Go - Outcome?
Suggested By:  
Automatic 56%
Play Off Victory 7%
Play Off Misery 35%
Miss Out On Top 6 2%