All posts tagged with: Milan Lalkovic

Pompey v Barnet: bullish Bees

Martin Allen is known for enforcing long ball football but during Barnet’s 1-1 draw with Colchester last week, he was often heard shouting: “pass it!”, encouraging his players to be cuter in possession. His side may revert to type on Saturday however, as they travel to promotion favourites Portsmouth. Their game plan at Fratton Park will almost certainly be to play… Read more →

Walsall Season Preview: summer rebuild

Walsall always prioritize financial sustainability over short-term results. Based on their steady progress over the last half a decade, it is hard to argue with such a frugal approach. While high gates have allowed fellow play-off competitors Millwall and Bradford to retain the core of their squad, a lack of summer investment has seen Walsall… Read more →

Hecky wins battle of caretaker bosses

It seems unusual for two caretaker managers to go head-to-head in a play-off semi-final, but that was the case for Paul Heckingbottom and Jon Whitney. It was ‘Hecky’s troops that proved victorious after a fluid performance of passing football, thanks to Jason Demetriou’s own goal and Sam Winnall’s second half brace. Walsall lacked intensity. In the first half, Paul… Read more →

Hiwula winner sinks timid Shrimpers

Jordi Hiwula’s dramatic winner breathed life into Walsall’s automatic promotion charge, as Jon Whitney’s side completed a 1-0 win over Southend. The visitors defended from deep for much of the game and stayed level through a combination of resolute defending, poor opposition shooting and a Daniel Bentley masterclass. Their resistance held until the 88th minute when Hiwula’s header… Read more →

Walsall Season Preview

The Football Lab interviewed the appropriately-named Walsall fan Pete Sadler, ahead of the new season. You can follow him on Twitter @Pistol_PeteS9 Walsall ended the 14/15 season in a similar position to where they finished the year before. On league form alone, would you describe the campaign as good, bad or indifferent? On league form… Read more →