Archive for July, 2000

Bennett poised for debut

roger6 @ 11:14 am Wednesday 26 July 2000

New signing Tom Bennett is expected to be given his full debut as Saddlers skipper tonight in the friendly at Raith Rovers. Sir Ray is struggling with his defence, as central defender Tony Barras was injured in the win against Clyde on Monday. Paul Taylor has sent 3 mystery trialists upto Scotland to train with the squad – word from inside Bescot is that they are foreign, and probably all defenders!

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Ricketts off to Bolton

roger6 @ 11:19 am Friday 07 July 2000

The long Michael Ricketts saga has come to an end with the news that he is to sign for Bolton today. Although neither club have revealed the fee, an “inside source” claims it involves an initial payment of £250,000, with a similar amount due after 20 appearances. With any luck the Bescot directors will also have insisted on a sell-on clause as well.

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