Add a player to this squad


#41

Using only players I have seen:

Walker

Marsh (really struggled with this one)
Dann
Viveash
Leahy

Merson
O’Connor ©
Samways
Matias

Leitao
Rammell

Subs: Etheridge Roper Keates Fryatt Butler Peron Bradshaw

… I’m joking of course. Aranalde left back.


#42

Matt, or Tony ??? :face_with_raised_eyebrow:


#43

Tbh matt Richards probably the best free kick taker ive seen at the club!


#44

Matt Richards. Took so much stick from people for no reason. Decent player. Remember him being quality in his trial game vs WBA. Scored a beauty if I remember correctly.


#45

Matt of course…not! Tony Richards - Walsall legend.


#46

Mmmm

Andy Butler at the back

Jeff Peron in the middle

Rambo up front - him and Cookie would scare the crap out of any defence


#47

Chuck George Kirby in as well and the bloody pigeons would leave town.


#48

Yes, Kenny Mower is a legend. Henry and Padula are better technically but Mower did the business over a number of seasons, not just one. And the 1983/84 side played some of the best football I’ve ever seen from a Saddlers team,


#49

Did you ever see Shakey? What a left foot.


#50

Before my time i believe. Saw wrack score a couple but Richards was most consistent


#51

There were some great players that era .


#52

Colin Harrison (he’s one of our own!)


#53

Maybe put Taundz in - it would at least divert attention from our current full-backs regarding crapness.


#54

It strikes me that what they need is a leader at the back - someone to bang heads together and organise things. We have had defenders who had fantastic ability (Dann), or workman-like reliability (Roper), or toughness (Barass) etc. but what’s needed is a hard as nails leader. In all the years I’ve been following them, I’d say there were three individuals who I’d want in that defence; Grahame Forbes, Adrian Viveash, or Andy Butler. Forbes was an out and out hard as nails old fashioned defender - and terrifying to boot, if I was playing alongside him, shear fear would make me give 100% every game! Viveash was tough, but also had a great team ethos - I’d feel like he’d have my back whatever I was up against. And Butler was just a natural leader who gave 100% commitment and wore his heart on his sleeve - remember him celebrating with us when we avoided relegation on the last day of the season away at Southampton.


#55

If we looked back at some of the real class acts that put on a Walsall shirt over the years …

if only you could put them altogether in the same team all at once i’m sure we could of beat anyone in any division


#56

being greedy Graeme Forbes would be another for me hard as nails that bloke.


#58

All these great defenders mentioned so far
(it’s clearly on people’s minds)

But I would kill for Tony Barras and Richard Green at the back now.
And remember, they often didn’t get in the first XI.


#59

Reading this has just reminded me of that - what a bloke and what a day


#60

One of my top ’ shiver up the spine’ moments as a Walsall fan. I still get one every time I think about Dean Keates’ equaliser against Swindon, or coming out of Wembley tube station and seeing all the Saddlers fans on Wembley way.


#61

Julian Joachim - he was brilliant when with us even if he left under a cloud