Well done to Rob and whoever else got this journalist’s attention, but unfortunately it reads very much in favour of the club and the status quo. The club will just keep churning out the financial results and bat these criticisms away.
The message from the club is the same old saviour narrative that it’s always been. The implication is always that without Bonser there would be nothing but chaos.
The fact that Gamble justifies the rent situation by saying we are better off than Coventry is almost insulting. Does he really think we should consider being in a better positon than the biggest basket case in the Football League to be some sort of achievement?
I’ve always thought that if the best you can say about something is that an alternative could be worse you are on shaky ground. That’s been the mantra at Walsall FC for a long time now. We could have been Luton or Rotherham then, we could be Coventry now. So stop your moaning and pay into my pension.
The problem is these journalists just don’t understand what it’s like to be a fan of a “well-run” club like ours. No one falls in love with their club because they run at a profit every season. I wish I’d thought of it ahead of the fans focus meeting, but I’d love to challenge Gamble to give us one genuine reason why Walsall supporters should be excited for the future. I’d love to hear what he comes up with; because I sure as hell can’t think of anything - if we’re really lucky we might accidently appoint a manager who turns out to be quite good again like we did with Smith?
We pour our heart, soul, and money, into this club, all in the knowledge that it is quite content to go nowhere as long as a few wealthy individuals still get their pension fund topped up. These journalists will never appreciate how frustrating that is.