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Dean Keates ‘Pleased to a Point’ After Reaching Six-Months at the Helm 

20 Sep 18

The manager, who saw his side suffer their first league defeat of the season against Doncaster Rovers last weekend, replaced Jon Whitney on 16th March and has undertaken almost a complete overhaul of the first-team squad and backroom team.


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Dean Keates Among August’s Manager of the Month Nominees 

5 Sep 18

Keates, who returned to the club last season – replacing then-boss Jon Whitney – saw his side collect thirteen of a possible fifteen points over the month as they registered an opening-day victory over Plymouth Argyle and a draw at Scunthorpe…


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Osbourne Happy to be Back at the Bescot 

9 Aug 18

30-year-old, Birmingham-born Osbourne, who is a product of Aston Villa’s youth system, returns to the club just over a year after refusing to play under then-manager Jon Whitney, after a falling out between the pair.


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Isaiah Osbourne: Midfielder Returns to Walsall on a One-Year Deal 

9 Aug 18

30-year-old, Birmingham-born Osbourne, who is a product of Aston Villa’s youth system, returns to the club just over a year after refusing to play under then-manager Jon Whitney, after a falling out between the pair.


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Josh Ginnelly Wanted Walsall Return After Brief Chat With ‘Honest’ Dean Keates 

5 Jul 18

The 21-year-old, who enjoyed a fourteen appearance – six-month loan spell under previous manager Jon Whitney during the 2016/17 campaign, admitted that Dean Keates’ honesty and desire really sold him on a return to the club.


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Pre-Season: Keates Keen to Get Away 

18 May 18

Under former manager Jon Whitney the Saddlers squad visited Cassius Camps and took part in three gruelling days of team building and problem solving, and whilst Dean doesn’t want to make a return visit he is keen to take his side away.


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Ian Sharps Departs 

9 May 18

37-year-old Sharps, a former central defender who clocked up over 550 appearances during an eighteen-year professional career, arrived under then-manager Jon Whitney after leaving Chester FC and formed part of the somewhat threadbare backroom…


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Dean Keates: ‘Cobblers Clash is the Biggest in a Couple of Years’ 

26 Apr 18

The manager, who has been able to improve the performance of the defence since he replaced Jon Whitney at the helm, admitted that the club’s league position is a little better following Oldham Athletic and Rochdale’s respective midweek results…


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Current Squad. 30-33-34=37-38-Mr Mystery. 

19 Apr 18

All of the above were entered into the squad by Jon Whitney, but I cannot find any information on them I would appreciate it.


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Dean Keates Pleased With Walsall’s Disciplined Defence 

14 Apr 18

39-year-old Keates, who was appointed following the dismissal of Jon Whitney, has seen his side conceded just two goals in three games and keep an all-too-rare clean sheet along the way.


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Dean Keates: “We Need Everyone to Get Behind Us” 

5 Apr 18

Keates, who will be taking charge of his second game as Walsall boss as they take on the struggling Shakers, channeled his inner Jon Whitney and asked everyone to ‘pull together’ as the team look to secure a place in the 2018/19 running of …


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AUDIO: Dean Keates – “I’ll Represent the Club as I Did as a Player” 

19 Mar 18

Newly appointed Walsall manager Dean Keates, who returned to the club last Friday following the departure of former manager Jon Whitney, has spoken to BBC WM Sportand admitted that it’s ‘amazing’ to be back home, but insisted that the hard …


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AUDIO: Stefan Gamble Welcomes Dean Keates Back to the Club 

19 Mar 18

Walsall Chief-Executive Stefan Gamble has spoken to BBC WM Sport following the recent sacking of Jon Whitney and subsequent appointment of club legend Dean Keates, paying tribute to Jon before discussing his hopes for what Dean will bring to…


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Former Boss Second Favourite For Stevenage Job 

18 Mar 18

Former Boss Second Favourite For Stevenage Job Vitalfootball:Walsall:18/03/2018 13:17:00 Jon Whitney installed as second favourite for Stevenage managers job…


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Dean Keates Set to be Unveiled as Walsall’s New Manager? 

15 Mar 18

Breaking media reports suggest that Walsall Football Club are preparing to unveil former Saddlers midfielder Dean Keates as their new first-team manager less than a week after former gaffer Jon Whitney was dismissed.


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Next Walsall Manager: Thursday Evening’s Odds 

15 Mar 18

EFL sponsor Sky Bet have updated their odds on who they think will be the man to replace recently sacked Walsall manager Jon Whitney.


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Dean Keates Now Favourite For Vacant Walsall Manager’s Job 

15 Mar 18

EFL sponsor Sky Bet have updated their odds on who they think will be the man to replace recently sacked Walsall manager Jon Whitney, and have revealed that Wrexham boss Dean Keates is now the outright favourite.


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Next Walsall Manager: Wednesday’s Updated Odds 

14 Mar 18

Following Monday afternoon’s news that Walsall had parted ways with manager Jon Whitney, ‘The Sack Race’ have released the latest odds on who the bookmakers believe will be the next to take the Banks’s Stadium hot seat.


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Stefan Gamble: Walsall Won’t Rush into Next Appointment 

14 Mar 18

Walsall chief-executive Stefan Gamble has spoken to the press following Monday’s sacking of Jon Whitney and insisted that the club will not rush into an appointment, revealing that they know which type of manager they are looking for.


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Edwards Has Successful Operation And Wishes Jon Good Luck 

13 Mar 18

Edwards Has Successful Operation And Wishes Jon Good Luck Vitalfootball:Walsall:13/03/2018 19:49:00 Vice captain updates us on his current injury and wishes outgoing boss Jon Whitney the best of luck for the future.


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Dean Keates: “I’ve Had no Contact From Walsall and Don’t Expect to” 

13 Mar 18

Former Walsall midfielder Dean Keates has reportedly dismissed the rumours linking him with the newly vacant Walsall manager’s job despite being among the favourites to land the role following Monday afternoon’s sacking of Jon Whitney.


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Dan Mole Asks For Patience as the Search For a New Manager Begins 

13 Mar 18

Walsall Secretary and Director Daniel Mole has taken to social media for the first time since the club parted ways with First-Team manager Jon Whitney and has urged supporters to ‘bear with us’ as the club begin the recruitment process.


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Next Walsall Manager: Tuesday Afternoon’s Odds 

13 Mar 18

Following Monday afternoon’s news that Walsall had parted ways with manager Jon Whitney, ‘The Sack Race’ have released the latest odds on who the bookmakers believe will be the next to take the Banks’s Stadium hot seat.


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Next Walsall Manager: The Latest Odds 

12 Mar 18

Following the news that Walsall Football Club had parted ways with manager Jon Whitney, EFL sponsor Sky Bet have released the latest odds on who will be the next to take the Banks’s Stadium hot seat.


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Jon Whitney Sacked As Walsall Manager 

12 Mar 18

Jon Whitney Sacked As Walsall Manager Vitalfootball:Walsall:12/03/2018 18:08:00 Jon Whitney removed as Walsall manager with immediate effect…


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Walsall Sack Jon Whitney 

12 Mar 18

Walsall Football Club have today confirmed that they have parted company with under-fire first-team manager Jon Whitney following the Saddlers’ disappointing string of results which has seen them lose four of their last five league outings…


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Jon Whitney: “Something Isn’t Working. We Need to Find More Fight” 

12 Mar 18

Walsall manager Jon Whitney has spoken following his side’s disappointing defeat to title-chasing Shrewsbury Town, and admitted that ‘something isn’t working’ as his side continue to offer very little in the way of momentum.


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AUDIO: Whitney – ‘A Difficult One to Take’ 

10 Mar 18

Underfire Walsall manager Jon Whitney has spoken to BBC WM Sportfollowing Saturday afternoon’s disappointing defeat to title-chasing Shrewsbury Town, and admitted that the result, which saw the Shrews secure their first league victory over …


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Jon Whitney: Manager Vows to Prove His Doubters Wrong 

9 Mar 18

Underfire Walsall manager Jon Whitney has spoken to the local press ahead of this weekend’s League One clash with title-chasing Shrewsbury Town, and vowed to keep fighting – insisting he is determined to prove the doubters wrong.


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Jon Whitney: ‘We’ll be Ready for Battle on Saturday Afternoon’ 

8 Mar 18

Walsall boss Jon Whitney has spoken to the press following his side’s midweek defeat to then bottom-of-the-table Rochdale and insisted that the Saddlers will be ready to take on title-chasing Shrewsbury Town.


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AUDIO: Whitney – “A Game Too Far” 

6 Mar 18

Walsall manager Jon Whitney has spoken to BBC WM Sportfollowing Tuesday evening’s disappointing defeat to Rochdale, which saw the relegation-threatened side win by three-goals-to-nil, and admitted that the game was probably one too many for…


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Rochdale (H): Jon Whitney Expecting a Tough Test 

6 Mar 18

Jon Whitney has spoken to club journalists ahead of this evening’s League One clash with relegation-threatened Rochdale, and insisted that the Dale, who have several games in hand over their nearest rivals, will pose a threat as they look to…


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Jon Whitney Pleased With Walsall’s Backline as Southend Are Shut Out 

5 Mar 18

Walsall manager Jon Whitney has spoken to the press following Saturday’s three-nil victory over Southend United, and has praised the Saddlers’ backline as they stood firm to deny their in-form opponents, securing an all-too rare clean sheet…


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Joe Edwards: Injured Midfielder ‘Still Has a Big Role to Play’ 

4 Mar 18

Walsall manager Jon Whitney has spoken about the recent ACL injury which ruled Saddlers vice-captain Joe Edwards out for the remainder of the season, and insisted that the former Yeovil Town and Colchester United man will comeback fitter and…


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AUDIO: Whitney ‘Really Pleased’ as Walsall Ease to Victory 

3 Mar 18

Walsall manager Jon Whitney has spoken to BBC WM Sportfollowing Saturday afternoon’s League One victory over Southend United, and has offered special praise for hat-trick hero Erhun Oztumer before discussing the Saddlers’ overall performance…


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Jon Whitney: Walsall Have an Opportunity to Make a Statement 

2 Mar 18

Walsall manager Jon Whitney has called upon his squad to make the most of their remaining twelve league games, starting with Saturday’s clash with Chris Powell’s in-form Southend United.


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Joe Edwards: Walsall Vice-Captain Out For the Rest of the Season 

27 Feb 18

Walsall manager Jon Whitney has spoken to the press following his side’s disappointing League One defeat to Peterborough United and confirmed that Saddlers vice-captain Joe Edwards has suffered a season ending injury.


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AUDIO: Whitney Disappointed as Walsall Slip to Awayday Defeat 

27 Feb 18

Walsall manager Jon Whitney has spoken to BBC WM Sportfollowing Tuesday evening’s 2-1 defeat to Peterborough United and admitted that some individual errors cost his side as they end February with two defeats on the bounce.


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Jon Whitney: Let’s Build Upon Saturday’s Second-Half Display 

27 Feb 18

Walsall manager Jon Whitney has spoken ahead of this evening’s League One clash with managerless Peterborough United, and called upon his side to replicate their second-half showing against league leaders Blackburn Rovers as they look to take…


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Peterborough United: Jon Whitney Named Among Potential Managerial Candidates 

26 Feb 18

Walsall manager Jon Whitney has been listed among the potential candidates for the newly vacant managerial position at the Saddlers’ League One rivals Peterborough United, with the 47-year-old named alongside Steve Evans, Uwe Rosler, Mark Warburton…


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Jack Fitzwater: Whitney Keen to Retain on-Loan West Brom Defender 

26 Feb 18

Walsall manager Jon Whitney has spoken to the press following Saturday’s defeat to League One leaders Blackburn Rovers and discussed the future of on-loan West Brom defender Jack Fitzwater, revealing that he is keen to retain his services next…


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AUDIO: Whitney – ‘Walsall Deserved a Point From the Game’ 

24 Feb 18

Walsall manager Jon Whitney has spoken to BBC WM Sportfollowing Saturday afternoon’s 2-1 defeat to League One leaders Blackburn Rovers and insisted that his side deserved to take a point from the game.


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Krystian Bielik: On-Loan Arsenal Defender Suffers Injury Setback 

23 Feb 18

Walsall manager Jon Whitney has spoken to club journalists ahead of Saturday’s clash with League One leaders Blackburn Rovers, and offered an update on the injury status of on-loan Arsenal defender Krystian Bielik, who is yet to make an appearance…


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Whitney Wants Walsall to Add Goals From All Positions 

23 Feb 18

Walsall manager Jon Whitney has spoken ahead of this weekend’s clash with League One leaders Blackburn Rovers, and called upon his team to ‘score from the back’ as they look to move further away from the relegation zone.


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Jon Whitney: Walsall ‘Looking Forward’ to Clash With League Leaders 

23 Feb 18

Walsall manager Jon Whitney has spoken ahead of Saturday’s clash with League One leaders Blackburn Rovers, and insisted that he and his team are relishing the task in hand and are looking to continue their recent spell of good form.


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AUDIO: Whitney Happy to Secure an Awayday Point 

17 Feb 18

Walsall manager Jon Whitney has spoken to BBC WM Sportfollowing Saturday afternoon’s goalless draw with Gillingham, and admitted that he is happy to have secured an awayday point on what was a difficult playing surface.


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AUDIO: Whitney Delighted as Walsall Defeat Doncaster 

14 Feb 18

Walsall manager Jon Whitney has spoken to BBC WM Sportfollowing Tuesday evening’s League One victory over Doncaster Rovers, and praised his side for their solid display which saw them score three goals in the first-half, going on to win the…


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Jon Whitney Looks Ahead to Doncaster Rovers Clash 

13 Feb 18

Walsall manager John Whitney has spoken to club journalists ahead of this evening’s League One clash with Doncaster Rovers and revealed that he has an almost fully fit squad to select from as he looks to guide his team to victory over the visiting…


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Jon Whitney: Manager Issues Rallying Cry Ahead of Doncaster Rovers Clash 

12 Feb 18

Walsall manager Jon Whitney has spoken to the press ahead of Tuesday evening’s League One clash with Doncaster Rovers and called upon Saddlers supporters to get behind his young side as they look to edge further away from the relegation zone…


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AUDIO: Whitney – ‘A Draw is Probably a Fair Result’ 

10 Feb 18

Walsall manager Jon Whitney has spoken to BBC WM Sportfollowing Saturday afternoon’s League One draw with Blackpool, and admitted that despite the draw feeling like a defeat, a point a piece was probably a fair result.







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