Player Review 17/18 After what has been a season to forget, the last 7 days have been quite memorable. With late drama in our final home game against Northampton ensuring George Dobson’s name will go down in Saddlers folklore, the Saddlers needed just one point from the remaining 2 games to ensure survival. A Tuesday night in Bradford, normally something that would be dreaded was … Continue reading 2017/18 Player Ratings!
Walsall have finally parted company with Jon Whitney. Better late than never as they say. There have been a few opportunities throughout this season that I think were an ‘ideal time’ to send Jon on his way and those were missed. But after the PR nightmare of last week and a defeat to Salop on Saturday, the ever-mounting pressure told for the once loved physio … Continue reading On Reflection: Better late than never…
George Dobson returns to the Saddlers from Sparta Rotterdam on a 2 and a half year deal. On a personal level, I think this is a good signing by the Saddlers. Whilst Dobson is not likely to be the player that gives us the attacking penetration and goals we so desperately need to win games, he is a sturdy midfielder who (by the looks of … Continue reading Dobson Returns – Mixed Fan Reaction
Well, that was a surprise. Like many others voiced on social media early Saturday afternoon, I actually thought that starting line up was some sort of joke. With a fair few out with knocks and minor injuries paired with the dropping of in form Kory Roberts, I was almost certain that Whitney had shot himself in the foot once more. But, that 11 put in … Continue reading That Felt Better
So the international break is over and it is time again for league 1 football. As one of those who didn’t travel to Newport (thank god) and also choosing to boycott the Check-a-wank trophy, it seems like an absolute age since I have watched the saddlers. The international break came at the perfect time for Whitney. A chance to stay away from an increasingly angry … Continue reading The Lucky Break
It wasn’t too long ago our opponents fans were crying about what tough men we were. Post Portsmouth I almost believed Whitney when he droned on about the passion, desire and commitment he had instilled in this team, but he clearly can’t muster it from the players anymore…Where has that edge been in the last few weeks? For the first time this season I was … Continue reading Where have the bastards gone?
From feeling like we had been robbed at the death to celebrating a wonder strike- last nights encounter with Charlton was a highly entertaining affair to say the least. The game actually started very poorly for the Saddlers. Fresh off the back of our first away win in 9 months, I was expecting there to be a bit of swagger about the unchanged team, but … Continue reading Agony to Ecstacy