Vital Football

Latest Swindon Town News

Interview With Vital Walsall

Interview With Vital Walsall

Ian Lowndes of Vital Walsall has kindly taken time to answer some questions prior to the Swindon Town/Walsall match Saturday at the County Ground.

1. How has your season gone so far at the Bescot Stadium?

After a number of seasons of decline under the misguidance of Paul Merson some Saddler fans were predicting another season of struggle. However the arrival of manager Richard Money (Dickie Dosh to the Walsall faithful) raised expectations of at least the play off's. However promotion with three games to go and to be still with a shot of the title on the last day exceeds our wildest dreams.

2. Which Walsall Player should Swindon Fans look out for?

This season has been about a team effort, rather than individual stars. It sounds boring but organisation and team work have been our key. If I was pushed Big Clayton Ince could be a match winner.

3. Who has been your player of the season thus far?

Dean Keates won our Player of the season award, his effort has really helped us over the line. He was pushed close by centre half Scott Dann who has been our find of the year, but good news for you guys is he is out injured.

4. How has our old mate Trevor Benjamin been for you, he was a bit of a donkey here.

His arrival was met with cry's of horror and much laughter from Posh and Boston fans. However he has made a lot of Saddlers fans eat there words. TB's contribution to our promo push has been vital, crucial goals including the promotion clincher at Notts County as well as winning free kicks to get others.......have to admit he still looks like a donkey most of the time though!!!

5. Congratulations on getting promoted, do you think we will follow suit?

If your performance at Bescot is anything to go by I don't see why not. After all you were many peoples favorites. I see the last promotion spot as yours unless you throw it away.

6. What do you know about Swindon Town?

My first visit as a Saddler was in an auto windscreen trophy game which we lost !!! However having worked and lived between Swindon and Oxford, the Robins are no strangers, in fact I once did a bit of work for STFC in Glen Hoddles time........nice bloke.

7. If you could have one Swindon Town player on your side who would it be?

With our injuries in defence (3 centre halfs out possibly 4) I would take any fit centre half at the moment.

8. Which team and which set of fans have impressed you this season?

Believe it or not I do have to admit the Accrington fans have amused me they have more flags per head than any other club....fair play to them but I find that despite calling themselves the ultra's they are not that frightening infact they were quiet nice chaps.

Also Torquay fans were very hospitable on our south coast invasion, I wish them a swift return to league football. As for a team,I have to admit Swindons performance at Bescot was one of the better performances I have seen from a fellow league Two side this year.

9. Where in the table do you see yourself in a year's time in League One?

Perhaps of all the top four teams I feel Walsall were the best prepared team team to get out of league Two, but perhaps the least equiped for league one, we need some serious improvement if we are to be competitive......lets face it our top goal scorer has only 12 goals!!!

10. What are your predictions for Saturday`s sell out at the County Ground?

We are Walsall,the title is within our grasp, so we are bound to mess up. Unless you bottle it big style I can see us losing, our title hopes may well be in the hands of Bristol Rovers.

We would like to Thank Ian for taking time to answer these questions. Please feel free to visit the Walsall site here at Vital Football for the Saddlers take on things leading up to the big match at http://walsall.vitalfootball.co.uk



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Moonraker1969
Date:Wednesday May 2 2007
Time: 5:12PM

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Bellew Lets Rip at Haye

Recent Swindon Town Articles

Who Serves A Suspension This Week - 27/2/17

Here's a list of all the players currently serving, or under a suspension at the beginning of the week that will potentially keep them out of contention...

More Reliable Than A League 1 Octopus? (22/2/17)

Time for the new special computer that crunches the numbers to determine the final League One positions for 2016/17.

Who Serves A Suspension This Week - 22/2/17

Here's a list of all the players currently serving, or under a suspension at the beginning of the week that will potentially keep them out of contention...

Football League - Fixture Day & 2017/18 Key Dates

The Football League have released the key dates for the coming 2017/18 season, and the all important fixtures will be released on Wednesday June 21 at 9am.

Archived Vital Swindon Articles

Vital Swindon articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Swindon
Write For Vital Swindon
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Where do you think Swindon Town will finish in 2016/17?
Suggested By:
Champions3%
Playoffs21%
Mid Table35%
Relegated41%
Don't Know0%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Sheff Utd 34 20 8 6 68 26
2 Scunthorpe 33 17 10 6 61 25
3 Fleetwood 34 17 10 7 61 18
4 Bolton 32 17 7 8 58 17
5 Bradford 34 13 16 5 55 12
6 Southend 34 14 11 9 53 10
7 Millwall 33 14 10 9 52 7
8 Peterborough 34 14 8 12 50 3
9 Oxford 32 14 7 11 49 9
10 Rochdale 32 14 6 12 48 2
11 Bristol Rovers 34 12 11 11 47 -2
12 Walsall 34 11 13 10 46 -3
13 Wimbledon 33 10 13 10 43 1
14 Charlton 33 9 15 9 42 5
15 MK Dons 33 11 9 13 42 1
16 Northampton 34 11 7 16 40 -7
17 Gillingham 34 9 12 13 39 -9
18 Shrewsbury 34 10 8 16 38 -12
19 Bury 34 10 7 17 37 -10
20 Oldham 34 8 12 14 36 -12
21 Port Vale 32 8 10 14 34 -17
22 Swindon 34 8 9 17 33 -16
23 Chesterfield 34 7 7 20 28 -25
24 Coventry 33 5 10 18 25 -23
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Swindon Town Results (view all)

Swindon Town Fixtures (view all)

Feb 28 2017 7:45PM : Gillingham (H)
Sky Bet League One
Mar 4 2017 3:00PM : Chesterfield (H)
Sky Bet League One
Mar 11 2017 3:00PM : Port Vale (a)
Sky Bet League One
Mar 14 2017 7:45PM : Sheffield United (H)
Sky Bet League One
Mar 18 2017 3:00PM : Bradford City (a)
Sky Bet League One
Mar 25 2017 1:30PM : Millwall (H)
Sky Bet League One

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Supremegaz1
Vital Football Comment