This Saturday brings up 364 days of not watching Walsall FC live
After our FIRST CLEAN SHEET in 21 GAMES(!!) we head to The Abbey Stadium this weekend to face Cambridge United who are currently 2nd in League Two and chasing automatic promotion.
The U’s have 55 points from 33 games so far this season and are on course for a good season if things continue the way they have been for them.
Paul Mullin is their main threat, with the striker having bagged 22 goals in 33 games giving him a ratio of 0.71 goals per 90 minutes which also sees him top the League Two goalscoring charts as it stands. Joe Ironside is the other Cambridge player to feature in the Top 10 of that chart (with 11 goals from 31 matches), so safe to say they will need to be watched closely.
On top of those hot-shots, the evergreen Wes Hoolahan is there and seems to be doing very well. If only we could sign players of that quality…wait, isn’t that what Danny Guthrie was supposed to be?
Moving on, The U’s last six games have yielded just 7 points from 15 which is a bit of a blip from them, one of their two wins occuring against I only get out of bed to win Darrell Clarke’s Port Fail
Their results in those last six games have been:
9th Feb - Salford City (a) - Lost 4-1
13th Feb - Southend United (h) - Drew 0-0
20th Feb - Mansfield Town (a) - Won 3-0
23rd Feb - Cheltenham Town (h) - Lost 1-0
27th Feb - Port Vale (a) - Won 1-0
2nd Mar - Scunthorpe United (h) - Lost 1-0
As for Walsall, after being treated to yet more formations and random starters against Exeter on Tuesday night, only Brian Dutton (and possibly God) knows what we are going to see as our starting XI on Saturday. I wonder if any of you can get it spot on?
“Definitely not one you’d want to pay money for if you want to see free-flowing attacking football, but if you want to pay your £10 on iFollow to see real men going out on the pitch and rolling their sleeves up and giving everything for the badge - we had that in abundance. Brian Dutton following Tuesday night. I for one am extremely glad I’m working Saturday afternoon so I won’t have to pay my £10 for a change. I also found this a Jon Whitney-esque quote. Odd.
Finally, any links between the squads let us know, off the top of my head in recent times some players that have played for both clubs include Martin Butler, Jabo Ibehre, and Trevor Benjamin.
For anybody that watched on Tuesday, are you going to be watching again or are you not bothering? Discuss.
- Cambridge Utd Win
- Goalless Draw
- Score Draw
- Walsall Win