"A Good Start to the Season" - Michael Flynn Reacts as Walsall Begin With a Win "A Good Start to the Season" - Michael Flynn Reacts as Walsall Begin With a Win

"A Good Start to the Season" - Michael Flynn Reacts as Walsall Begin With a Win

The gaffer spoke to the media shortly after full-time.
Walsall boss Michael Flynn has spoken to the local press and praised his side for their clinical display as they thrashed Hartlepool United on the opening day of the season.

Running out comfortable winners by four-goals-to-nil, the Saddlers were simply irresistible on what was an afternoon to forget for the poor Pools as they had no answer for their rampant hosts.

Goals from Brandon Comley and Danny Johnson - the on-loan Mansfield Town man netting a dream debut hat-trick - saw the Saddlers end the opening day at the top of the table heading into next weekend's clash with Newport County.

Flynn, who had added some fifteen players to his squad over the summer, was first asked whether fans can expect a similar performance every week, to which he responded; "You can only dream and hope!"

Moving on to talk more seriously about the match, the gaffer continued; "It’s a good start to the season, and a very, very good performance by the team.

"Danny will get the plaudits for scoring a hat-trick on his debut, we know that, but I was more impressed with the way we went about our work when we were 4-0 up.

"The professionalism, the talking, the demanding nature from the players to do things right was more pleasing for me because that’s when you can switch off and maybe not keep a clean sheet and that would have been a downer because we completely dominated today – it’s three points and that’s it. I’m a manager who tries to put the proof in the pudding from the things I say.

"I told you my team are going to be fit, I told you we are going to press teams, I told you we are going to make it difficult for teams.

"Yes, we are going to lose games, yes, we are going to get outplayed, yes there are going to be teams who come up and make it difficult for us, but you will still see those fundamental philosophies of how I want us to play and the boys have taken it on board to a tee today to be honest.

"There’s a mentality shift around this club – even at 4-0, we were still 1-0 down. That’s the attitude and desire I want from these players and my staff so it was really pleasing."
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