All posts tagged with: Romaine Sawyers

Walsall Season Preview: reliance on youth

Look at previous League One tables and last season’s 14th place finish looks in line with Walsall’s previous form. Speak to a lot of Saddlers fans however and there is some disgruntlement at the failure to build on the promotion push of 15/16. Did results flatter performances last year? Were expectations raised? And is the current regime… Read more →

Bees control West London derby

While QPR have been in England’s top two divisions for the last 12 years, their West London neighbours Brentford have historically been in the lower reaches of the Football League. A combination of the former’s recent decline due to overspending and the latter’s impressive progress means, for the first time in a while, the Bees… Read more →

Brentford Season Preview: Judge is key

There are three things we can expect to see at Griffin Park season: high-scoring games, talented youngsters and tidy football. What is less clear is whether those things will bring success. Brentford might be one of the better teams to watch in the Championship, but given the more bullish approach of last season’s promoted teams, does that necessarily give them an… 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 →