Top of the Class

Okay, one to get you thinking.

With the academy seemingly in disarray, with no players truly making the jump to the first team in a sustained way since Liam Kinsella*, who is the best XI of players who’ve come through Walsall since the millennium?

*The fact that he’s now not too far off earning a testimonial for a decade of first team service is a somewhat terrifying thought given the absence of all who’ve come after him.

And for the pessimists in the group, let’s have your ‘Flattered to deceive’ XI’s, who shone brightly or came with great promise before fizzling out.

Roberts

Henry
Leak
Preston
Westlake

Paterson
Kinsella
Morris

Fryatt
Deeney
Grigg

Keown

Benning
Kory Roberts
Preston
Tank
Westlake

Bates
Perry
Taundry

Bowerman
Candlin

Who would you add in or take away?

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Surely Ian Paul & Don Penn need to be in there

Roberts

Westlake Dann Bennett Henry

Morris Kinsella Bradley Patterson

Fryatt Grigg

I’ve probably forgotten a couple of obvious ones, haven’t included Deeney as he was signed from non league.

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Marsh?

Too old. Since 2000 A.D. is the period.

Surely Dann over Leak

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Manny Smith?

Judge Dredd?

#iamthelawsall

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Always wanted to see a Judge Dredd vs Tank Girl mashup.

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Gilmartin

Henry
Manny Smith
Tank
Westlake

Kinsella
Flanagan
Paterson

Deeney
Grigg
Bowerman

Honerable mentions
L Roberts, K roberts, Benning, Sansara, taundry, bradley, geddes, craddock, perry, bates, Darryl Taylor, Leroy Williams, bakayoko

Did Julian Bennett come through the youth set up?

Yes.