Archive for October, 1999

Graydon to let Abou go

roger6 @ 6:21 pm Wednesday 27 October 1999

Sir Ray looks likely to let Sami Abou rejoin West Ham when his loan spell finishes after the Stockport game.

With a fully fit strike force of Rammell, Robins, Siggy, new-boy Bica, plus contributions from Ricketts and Brissett, Graydon is more likely to try and bolster his midfield. Rumours circulated last week he was keen on Kevin Richardson, who has just collected his bus pass, whilst Paul Taylor has been on another of his European trips, where a mystery Hungarian has impressed.

The bottom half of the table is so tight a win at Stockport would probably leave us at least 6 from the bottom, whilst a defeat could see us drop one to the foot.


Brissett scores – off the pitch

roger6 @ 6:22 pm Monday 18 October 1999

Saddlers fans reading the News of the World yesterday will have enjoyed more evidence of Jason Brissett’s scoring abilities, this time with “lust hungry” football fan Emma Parris.

As you can see from the following extract, Jason is all class:

“Emma, who works as a rep for a courier firm and lives in Selhurst, Surrey, met Jason in August last year. They slept together on their first date when he walked her home.

“He isn’t very well endowed but he has such a fit body and really knows how to turn a woman on,” she said. “He drove me wild when he kissed my neck and rubbed my thighs. We had sex in every position. He lifted me up and we did it against the wall. His legs are so strong and muscly. Of the three, I feel most for him.”

Flexing the fingers she uses to change gear in her car, she added: “When I drive to work I relive the sex we had the night before.”

One of their wildest sex games, she said, was in a BBC lift. “He rang me drunk from a party at the Beeb and asked me to come down,” she explained. “When I got there I knew what to expect. Whenever we see each other we’ve just got to have sex.

EMMA added: “We went in the toilets but it wasn’t really happening because it was so cramped. We carried it on in the lift.

” I had a short skirt on which I pulled up and he undid his trousers. But we never quite finished because the lift reached the ground floor. I pulled my skirt down quickly as the doors opened.

“On the way home we stopped and had sex in a park. It was about 10.30 and there were still people walking their dogs. He was talking to one of his friends on the phone on the way into the park and he wanted me to talk to this bloke while we were doing it, but I started laughing and couldn’t.

“Another time we drove to Crystal Palace park. He got a rug out of his boot and we sat and drank champagne. Then we had more sex in the grass. We didn’t strip off. I had a dress on and just lifted it up – I had no knickers on. Jason has a thing about me not wearing any knickers. He just pulled his trousers down to his ankles.

“I got on top of him and then he got on top of me – it was totally orgasmic.

“Once we had sex in my bedroom when my friend and his friend were in the sitting room. We tried to fix them up but they were just talking.

“Jason beckoned me into the bedroom and I followed him in. This time I was wearing knickers, well, a G-string really, Anyway, he ripped it off, picked me up and we had sex against the wall. That drives me wild but we had to be a bit quiet, what with them next door.

“Jason also liked to have sex with me in the entrance hall to my flat – or, in fact, on the stairs outside everyone else’s door. I’d have been so embarrassed if any of the neighbours had caught us.

“Once, as he was talking to me on his mobile when he was driving, his phone was going funny and I asked why? Then he told me what he was doing.”

SHE said that Jason’s greatest fantasy was to have her and another girl at the same time. “None of my friends was up for a threesome so I told him we’d go out and find a girl,” she shrugged, “but it never happened.

“I’m still waiting for him to come round with a camcorder. I told him I’d keep the tape but he said no because I’d show it to someone though I know he’d play it to HIS mates.”

Sheffield United 1 Walsall 1

roger6 @ 6:25 pm Thursday 14 October 1999

Darren Wrack’s first half equaliser earned Walsall a 1-1 draw at Bramall Lane, after the Saddlers had gone behind to a early goal by Shaun Murphy.
The Saddlers got off to the worst possible start when former West Brom centre back Murphy converted Martin Smith’s corner with a firm header after just 58 seconds, leaving James Walker with no chance.
However, despite taking such an early initiative, the Blades were unable to score a second and killer goal that would have secured all three points against last season’s Second Division Runners-up.
However, United did their best to seal the win and Martin Smith was unlucky not to score after an excellent double save from the impressive James Walker in the Saddlers goal.
And United’s misery was completed when Darren Wrack rifled in from close range just seven minutes before the interval.
Wrack thundered past the unfortunate Simon Tracey after the hard-working Larusson had played him through with an excellent through ball.
In the second half neither side were able to take the match by the scruff of the neck and the game degenerated somewhat as both teams grew in frustration.
However, Walsall had a chance to nick the points when experienced striker Mark Robins turned and swiveled in the box, only to see his shot rebound off the crossbar.

Walsall 1 Birmingham 0

roger6 @ 6:22 pm Friday 08 October 1999

A fantastic night for all Saddlers fans, a 1-0 home success against high-flying Birmingham played out in front of a packed Bescot and millions across the world watching on satellite TV.

Andy Rammell bundled in the winner 16 minutes from time after Darren Wrack’s cross was knocked against his own bar by Johnson; Matias’s follow-up was then blocked by Poole but the ball fell kindly to Rambo who tapped home from 4 yards.

It was hearts in mouths deep into injury time when Jimmy Walker did brilliantly to tip a fierce shot against the post.

Rambo had earlier failed to take a great chance when clean through, putting the ball wide of the post, but in truth Birmingham can count themselves unlucky, hitting the woodwork twice and Johnson wasting a great chance.

More good news for the Saddlers, who climb off the bottom – Sir Ray and Paul Taylor have pulled off another transfer “swoop” – signing Samba star Marcus Di Guiseppe. Details to follow…

Matias signs

roger6 @ 6:23 pm Thursday 07 October 1999

Sir Ray and Paul Taylor have today claimed another “swoop” – this time signing 25-year-old Spanish winger Pedro Matias on a 3 month contract.

Pedro has recently been released by Tranmere, having played five games for them this season – all defeats. Last year he played 21 games for Macclesfield, scoring 2 goals.

It looks a gamble. He impressed in a reserve game against Rotherham – does that mean he can do it against Ipswich and Charlton?

On another note, Teamtalk are reporting the Saddlers are not in the running to sign Abou on a permanent basis. His price is rumoured to be £250,000, and his current wages are £3,000 a week. I think we know why then…

Saddlers 1 Stockport 2

roger6 @ 6:23 pm Saturday 02 October 1999

It’s a 280-mile round trip from the East End of London to Bescot – and it’s a journey not helped when a traffic jam on the M1 made us 15 minutes late for the game.

First, the bright points: Sam Abou made his debut for the Saddlers and showed some nice touches – he likes it played to feet, and is likely to create goals if we can find someone to stick them away. Apparently he’s on 3 grand a week at West Ham, and under the terms of his loan deal, the Hammers are kindly paying half his wages. Ian Roper again looked composed at the back, and bloody hell, Ricketts scored. Jim Walker looked back to his best, and received the Aldridge Car Auctions (or equivalent) Walsall player of the match award.

But it’s now seven defeats on the spin, and two key moments settled this match. First, after several good chances in an encouraging opening half hour, Walsall fell behind when Gabor Bukran was “adjudged” to have pushed Byrne in the box. Dinning had no trouble putting the penalty away. And then, 12 seconds after Ray sent the team out with their second half instructions, doubtless “keep it tight, and for God sake don’t concede another” – a poor clearance by Chris Marsh (who otherwise made some good runs) fell to Dinning and he fired a low shot past Jim Walker.

Attention now turns to the local derby on Friday, live on Sky, against Birmingham, amidst promises of 6,000 balloons being released before kick-off.

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