Archive for May, 2000

Viveash disgrace

roger6 @ 11:20 am Monday 08 May 2000

Long serving defender Adrian Viveash today announced he is quitting the club in the summer after the board refused to offer him any improvement on his existing contract.

Viveash, one of the most popular and respected players ever to don a Saddlers shirt, was dismayed not to be offered an improved contract earlier in the season. His current deal expires in June, and today he broke his silence, expressing frustration the board had not offered him a better deal when other players “had been sorted out”.

Coming just 24 hours after the club were sentenced to second division football next season, the Viveash news is a bitter blow for supporters, and question marks now once again turn to the Walsall board. We await with interest the view from the official Website, no doubt due soon.


Ipswich sees destiny confirmed

roger6 @ 11:21 am Sunday 07 May 2000

The Saddlers were finally condemned to an immediate return to Division 2 in a 2-0 defeat at Ipswich where in truth we could have been beaten by many more. Only one real chance in the game – Paul Hall blasting over, whereas Ipswich, particularly in the first half, should have scored a hatful.

Feel free to express your view on the message board. This site will be undergoing a “modernisation” in the close season, with hopefully some short-term signings, a couple of loan deals, and some experience brought into, to enable it to start the 2000-2001 season in fine style.

On behalf of the unofficial Walsall website congratulations to Sir Ray and the lads for a great fight to stay in this division, and here’s hoping next season we can get straight back.

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