We had taken 3 points from 18 before he took charge after the Wigan game and, in my opinion, looked like sure fire relegation fodder.
To Shrops point: the Wigan game was on 21 March 9 days after Whitney was sacked and five days after Keates was appointed on 16 March. All the previews and reports of that match describe as Keates first match in charge, his first team selection and so. But by coincidence as things stand today 328 days after Keates became Walsall manager we have taken just 3 points from 18 and are looking like sure fire relegation fodder. This 3 points from 18 is worse than any spell of six matches under Jon Whitney.
If you want to assess Whitney you should do so by looking at his whole time in charge, not just the last few games. His record overall is better than Keates’ so far.
As I have said earlier in the thread I still support Keates and would not want him to be sacked, booed or ridiculed, just as I did not want Whitney to be sacked, booed or ridiculed when he was.