THE FINAL GAME OF A DISMAL, DISMAL LEAGUE TWO SEASON. FINALLY!! And hopefully the last time we see Brian / Briab / Brain Dutton in the dugout as our leader.
A pointless game to end the season as both Carlisle United and The Saddlers have absolutely nothing to play for at all. Good for fancy dress only, and you can’t even do that this season.
Form doesn’t particularly matter, but Carlisle’s last six games have been:
13th April - Newport County (a) - Drew 0-0
17th April - Port Vale (h) - Drew 0-0
20th April - Bolton Wanderers (a) - Lost 1-0
24th April - Harrogate Town (h) - Drew 1-1
27th April - Cheltenham Town (a) - Drew 1-1
1st May - Leyton Orient (a) - Won 3-2
The Cumbrians are 10th in League Two with 65 points from 45 games and look highly likely to finish the season in that position whatever the result here.
By contrast, The Saddlers can finish as high as 17th or as low as 21st.
If @TheBostedSlab can be arsed, he can put a list of players that have played for both clubs up, two more recent that people should remember are strikers Karl Hawley and Matty Fryatt. I should also give a shout out to our former favourite Zigor Aranalde
I don’t expect much interest in this game but please answer the following if you can find it within your weary Walsall FC souls…
- Are you going to be watching? If so, where? If not, what are you doing instead?
- What are your honest thoughts on the whole season from a Walsall Football Club perspective?
- Are you looking forward to getting back into the ground?
- What is your favourite sport-related film, and why?
Finally, it’s been a pleasure to write the previews for the games since @Welsh_Saddler had to take a step back for personal reasons (Peter if you’re reading this, I hope you’re well and I’m sure you’re in a lot of our thoughts still), and if he wants to come back to them next season then he is more than welcome. If not, you’re stuck with me, sorry!
We used to be 90 minutes from Europe in terms of European competition, now some of us are one more 90 minutes away from Europe in terms of a holiday (hopefully, Covid restrictions pending).
A sad, sad season draws to a close, let us banish it from our memories with a much better season next season. Fingers crossed. Over and Out comrades
- Carlisle United Win
- Walsall Win