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…
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?
Apology not accepted Jon. (I’ve waited 24 hours before writing this to try and calm down…it hasn’t worked). The Saddlers come away having lost to soon-to-be 4th tier Coventry City in one of the worst (if not THE worst) performances of the season. After the boys drew with Charlton and then lost to Fleetwood in the space of a week last month the season was … Continue reading SORRY’S NOT GOOD ENOUGH
The reds left it late but finally we taste victory again. Though we scored in the 85th minute we could have easily been ahead after just 25 seconds. A cross from the left hand side evaded everyone and fell kindly to McCarthy at the back stick who’s driven shot rebounded off the far post only to see Osbourne’s follow up struck straight down the keepers throat. … Continue reading Leaving it Late
It’s finally over! The international break has finished and we can start looking forward to domestic football once more. Last week I wrote BUSY MONTH AHEAD -PART 1 on the first three games of April, so today I will be focusing on the final four games of next month. My views and opinions will no doubt change by the time Swindon come into town on … Continue reading BUSY MONTH AHEAD – PART 2
Seven games are all that remain now for the Saddlers. An accumulation of some very exciting games in April will see the Saddlers take on three local sides, including away days at Shrewsbury and Coventry. With nothing to play for next month I am going to try and take an optimistic look at April and not let the frustration of another mid-table finish get the … Continue reading Busy Month Ahead -Part 1