James Chambers: Statistics haven't done Walsall justice

James Chambers today claimed the statistics have not done Walsall justice this season.

Right, James Chambers of Walsall FC
James Chambers, right,

The Saddlers end a hugely frustrating campaign today when they host Colchester United.

After spending the first two-thirds of the season battling for the play-offs, they now find themselves fighting to maintain a top-half finish.

A return of just 49 goals from 45 games has been seen as a major cause, but Chambers believes the Saddlers have been better than the numbers suggest.

“Sometimes you look at stats and sometimes they don’t do you justice,” he said.

“In 90 per cent of games I would say we have performed well but we have not always come away with the result we deserved.

“That is football and the table does not lie, although we feel we should be further up it.”

Chambers, out of contract this summer, is one of several players who will sit down with manager Dean Smith this week to discuss his future.

“I’m enjoying it here,” he said. “I’m happy but nothing has been sorted as yet.”

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Comments for: "James Chambers: Statistics haven't done Walsall justice"


the league don't lie.terrible second half the season with just 2 wins from 17 games.only one man to blame for not bringing no one in


You forgot to mention LACK OF GOALS J James.


Good clear out top to bottom, start a fresh. Look what you can achieve being a mediocre manager when you have good cash to spend on your team ie them lot down the road!!


Setting a new all-time club record for the lowest amount of home league goals scored in a single season will hang over this squad until we have a season of scoring even fewer, which might be next time out unless something changes drastically.