Blackpool (H) 1st Sept, 3pm


#201

Always the victim, aren’t you? Who started it?


#202

Got excited by our start, but in a “It’s coming home” vein (ie. It’s so much better than expected, but it’s going to level out sooner rather than later). As such, I’m not in the least bit disheartened by yesterday’s result/performance.

September 1st is over & we’re still unbeaten. Every single one of us, without exception, would
have snatched your entire arm off, if offered that on August 1st.

If you aren’t calm already… calm down.


#203

The staff in the TO were having to manually enter 16 digit debit/credit card details into their point of sale ‘system’. Do that 700 times and you have a queue. Needs sorting.


#204

The expected goals stats have come up with
Walsall 0.2 xG Blackpool 1.5 xG.

0.2 xG is the lowest in the whole EFL this weekend. How very dare they!


#205

Glad to see the positivity of our match day threads are still as strong as ever and the bickering has subsided!

No wonder no new fans ever want to get involved on here…

Unbeaten and clean sheet, very very optimistic. Think Barnsley will be a big test for us, if we get through that confidence will rocket.

Looking forward to seeing Ronan get involved as heard very big things.

UTS

MS


#206

Yeah queue was ridiculous. Was going to sit upstairs but couldn’t be bothered waiting so just went to the cash turnstile.

Surely an obvious thing is to direct the away fans to the away end where that programme shop is and just have someone handing out tickets if they’re collecting. Otherwise they just pay cash like in the home end.

So one more window would be open for home fans. I also don’t understand why if fans want to buy future tickets for aways and whatever else where they can’t just do that after the game.


#207

I have to admit to a mia culpa moment here. I feel I am, in some way, responsible for the teams slightly muted performance yesterday - Sorry.
There was I, on Friday night, bigging up the team to number one son.
“You wouldn’t recognise them”, I said, “we’ve actually got wingers”, I said. “Sounds good, get me a ticket then”, he replied. (I had to pay for it, but that’s kids for you).
So, we rocked up on Saturday, full of enthusiasm (and some beer).
“Ferrier is brilliant”, I said, “he will put one on the M6 but the next will bost the net”, I said. Number one son smiled in anticipation.
Kick off, and when we did get forward, Ferrier duly obliged. “Well that was the M6 one”, said number one son, “Just you wait” I said.
We waited - and waited…
I’m not letting number one son come again…


#208

In every decent season we’ve ever had there have always been plenty of games like yesterday. The key to keeping a decent season ticking along is to get something from these games, and we managed that. Looking at some of the comments on here I fear for some when we do eventually lose a game, which could well be next week when we come up against possibly the best team in the league (certainly the best striker), on their own patch, a ground where we have rarely succeeded. However, I’m really looking forward to it, and would much rather be going there in the capacity of top six rivals than whipping boys. As was mentioned above its September and we are unbeaten in 6 league games…just to put that into perspective for anyone with suicidal tendencies…

At this level (third tier) or above this is our longest unbeaten start to a season since 1965/6 when we also managed 6 games unbeaten, making this season’s unbeaten start the joint best ever at this level.

The only other times in the entire history of Walsall FC when we have gone the first 6 league games of the season unbeaten were under Dickie Dosh also 6 games 2006, and under Buckley 13 games 1979. Both of those seasons were of course in the fourth tier. So basically, if we avoid defeat next week it will be the longest ever unbeaten start to a season at this level.

I hope someone tells the players!


#209

Definitely moving in the right direction for me physical sides like gillingham and Blackpool would have left with 6 points last year and we got 4 points and only 1goal against. As long as I can see progress I’m happy with that because you never know where it could lead to.


#210

In the circumstances outlined by the ones lucky enough to attend, this should be seen as a good result and the magnificent start to the season is brilliant :joy:. Of course we’ll lose eventually (maybe sooner rather than later) and that will certainly be an acid test for this rather thin squad - and, it would appear, for some fans too :roll_eyes:. An informant at the game (who attends quite regularly and, unlike me, knows a bit about footy at this level) opined that it was a case of (mainly) physical, wily old pros with an effective plan against our relatively young and inexperienced team still feeling their way. It sounds plausible to me but, in any case, if you’d suggested in July that we might be in the playoff places come September, I’d have questioned your sanity (but not your optimism). I’m just enjoying the season enormously so far (Macca blip notwithstanding).
UTS! :smiley:


#211

Eventually scrolled through all the posts by some idiot moaning about an attendance figure being wrong and got to the more meaningful opinions, agree with a lot but don’t think Blackpool were better than us.

Was your typical nil nil, nobody deserved to win. Don’t think we were bad, but we weren’t good. I couldn’t have picked a MOTM if I had to, all were a 5 out of 10.

Keates doesn’t like to make excuses but I do think they are knackered. Eight games in the first 31 days of the season will take it out of everyone.

Blackpool look a decent side too, easy to see how they’ve only conceded one league goal after their only defeat in their 2nd game. Since then they’ve kept goals out and nicked one or two the other end so for us to keep them out too deserves a bit more credit than it’s getting.


#212

Agree that was an excellent performance yesterday.A good side manages to chisel a point when the football doesn’t flow.On a hot day against a very decent side we showed loads of effort and guts.Some people expect us to play amazing football every game and that just ain’t gonna happen


#213

Had an off day and gained a point, still unbeaten with what many believe to be one of the lowest budgets in the league. Onwards and upwards, let’s take it to Barnsley. Majority would have expected us to be lower half of the table after 6 games.


#214

Wrote and read plenty of ■■■■ on this site in the past but a full blown argument over what was a genuine mistake about the attendance takes the biscuit.

Absolutely pathetic.


#215

The ‘goal’ is here:


#216

Only one person was worried about the attendance figure.Everyone else was defending Welsh against this clown’s stupid accusations.


#217

Started what ?
The bloke got it completely wrong and i pointed it out that he had done so, your mate Saddlesore started with the personal abuse (which i thought the Admins had tried to put a stop to).
If you are going to set yourself up as some kind of master analyst then get your facts straight !
Victim ? not me mate, never have played that card.


#218

No argument from me, i was simply pointing out the fact that he made 2 announcements and both were wrong, someone somewhere relies on his updates but god only knows who !


#219

Perhaps it would be a better idea if you were to make some slightly more interesting comments, say the game, the players, the result, the ghost goal, the attendance figure, the clubs brilliant start to the season, Cookies tired legs…anything, other than this rather worrying, but slightly embarrassing and annoying pre-occupation with one poster who dared to make a few, almost negative comments earlier in the thread. Look down further, you will find that it’s not just me, I am utterly thrilled at our great start to the season, long may it continue, it’s fabulous to see us playing great, entertaining, attacking football and I have in my first try on UTS, made many such similar positive comments this season, and will continue to do so, if I may be so bold, with your kind permission…


#220

“I hope Welsh is not in charge of the turnout and final result of any future possible vote :rofl:
Is he related to Ms Abbott by any chance ?”

:confused: