Friendly Draw With Vale
4th August 2010
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Walsall drew their fourth and final friendly at Port Vale  in a fairly low key game and the main talking points were would it be Troy Deeney's last game in a Walsall |Shirt? If he goes will Chris Hutchings be allowed into the transfer market? Has Alex Nicholls turned the corner with two goals in many games?

As ever supporting Walsall FC there are always more questions than answers. It seems that Troy Deeney will be on his way. Following four reported bids from Championship side club Watford the player has now put in a transfer request. Walsall have said all along they don't want to sell the player, Watford seem dead keen and keep upping the bids and the player himself understandably wants to play at a higher level.

If Alex Nicholls keeps knocking the goals in he will no doubt get an extended run and  hec ould be the answer. He took his goal well in last Saturday's 1-1 draw and it was interesting to see new boy Ryan Mc Givern, signed on a year's loan from Manchester City. The left back will do well for the Saddlers I feel and could well be a very good signing for the new season.

There's always hope amongst the Walsal fans that it could be their season. Its going to be difficult with the likes of Southampton, Charlton and Sheffield Wednesday in League One but don't rule outa play off position. We start all over again on Saturday when MK Dons come to town.

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