First of all, I think the club should be congratulated for holding this meeting with supporters tomorrow. It’s not an easy time to be answering questions and Jon Whitney, Stefan Gamble and Dan Mole deserve credit for stepping forward. Last week in this column, I called for the club to communicate better with fans and it’s clear they are trying to do that. The problem is that once again Jeff Bonser won’t be there and he is the man we really want to hear from.
Not only can I see where they are coming from, I agree with them. From top to bottom, things need to be done differently, because at the moment I don’t see any progress being made. Watching Walsall now is liking watching Eastenders and Coronation Street at the same time – there is too much going wrong. And now it’s going to come to a head with fans planning a protest when the Saddlers return to action against Oxford on January 13. Everyone reading this will know the situation with Jon Whitney.
For those of you who read my column every week, you may remember I once said I couldn’t see Walsall winning three league games on the spin, writes Chris Marsh. It was my honest opinion. But I’m absolutely delighted to say they have proven me wrong. After overcoming Fleetwood and AFC Wimbledon, the Saddlers put in one of their best displays of the season to secure a 1-0 victory over Scunthorpe on Saturday. Graham Alexander’s side arrived at the Banks’s Stadium sitting third in League One.
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