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Showing posts with label Match Reaction. Show all posts
Martin O'Connor: "There Was Nothing, It Was a Non-Performance"

Martin O'Connor: "There Was Nothing, It Was a Non-Performance"

O'Connor, who is the main man at Banks's Stadium following last weekend's less-than surprising sacking of club legend Dean Keates, was unable to hide his disappointment as the Saddlers failed to make much of an impact upon relegation rivals Accrington Stanley, in a display which the 51-year-old labelled a 'non-performance'.

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Dean Keates: "We Have to Dust Ourselves Down & Regroup"

Dean Keates: "We Have to Dust Ourselves Down & Regroup"

Dean, who was speaking just a few minutes after his side conceded a ninety-second minute goal during their televised clash with title-chasing Barnsley, believes that his side could well have won the match by two or three goals but once again were the masters of their own downfall as thee Tykes strengthened their place in the race to secure a spot in the Championship.

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Audio: Keates Disappointed as Walsall Slip to Defeat

Audio: Keates Disappointed as Walsall Slip to Defeat

Keates, who watched as Jon Guthrie bagged two second-half goals to take his side close to stealing a point from the travelling promotion chasing Pompey, praised the Saddlers for their work-rate but admitted that they ultimately fell to defeat due to individual errors.

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Dean Keates: 'We're Moving in the Right Direction'

Dean Keates: 'We're Moving in the Right Direction'

Keates, who saw goals from Morgan Ferrier and Dan Scarr secure an unexpected win over Joey Barton's side, admitted that he was delighted to see his players responded to his half-time message and go on to stretch their unbeaten run to three games and give themselves some much-needed breathing room over their relegation rivals.

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Dean Keates to Take a Closer Look at Cook's Red Card

Dean Keates to Take a Closer Look at Cook's Red Card

Summer signing Cook, who has bagged sixteen goals in his first season in the EFL, was given a straight red card by referee Brett Huxtable with just six-minutes on the clock following a mid-air collision with Nathaniel Knight-Percival, the two players competing to win a header.

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Dean Keates: "They Gave Absolutely Everything"

Dean Keates: "They Gave Absolutely Everything"

The Saddlers, who had lost each of their previous five league outings, went into the match in desperate need of both a positive result and improved performance following a spell of dismal form, which had seen manager Keates come under increasing pressure.

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Dean Keates Vows to Fight on as Walsall Boss

Dean Keates Vows to Fight on as Walsall Boss

Keates has seen his side slip from the upper echelons of the League One table to sit just two points above the relegation zone, admitted that Saturday's defeat to the Sky Blues, which saw former Saddlers strikers Amadou Bakayoko and Jordy Hiwula bag two of City's three goals, was simply not good enough and called for his team to step up to the challenge ahead of them.

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