Following Saturday’s 4-1 defeat to Doncaster the Saddlers fans remained upbeat via our Twitter page and began directing their frustrations towards referee Anthony Coggins.
Coggins had an absolute mare of a game in which he failed to control the game, missed out on crucial incidents and seemed to book Walsall players like it was going out of fashion.
Here are a few tweets from Saddlers fans following that defeat (note we struggled to find enough tweets without any swear words!)
Antony Coggins is the worse referee I have seen! @EFL your referees are ruining the game! We've had 2 bad referees the last 2 home games! @WFCOfficial @VitalWalsall #Saddlers #DeanoShouldveKnockedHimOut
— Dave Thomas (@dptomo) September 15, 2018
@VitalWalsall Anthony Coggin was todays referee, absolutely absymal. More like Anthony Noggin.
— Pete????♂️ (@pierresaddler) September 15, 2018
Yep, we couldn't challenge in the end cos the ref kept blowing his whistle, normally incorrectly
— (((StarrFaithful))) (@StarrOutlook) September 15, 2018
Deserved to lose that simple balls through made our defence look stupid! But 4-1 was in the refs hands he was dreadful worse officiating I've ever seen at walsall! That's including trevor Kettle!
Oh well we had to lose sometime!
Up the Saddlers!
— Chris Steele (@Chriswfcsteele) September 15, 2018
Can you ban him (Antony Coggins) miss next match. He is USELESS!!! Worse Referee far miles.
Well done Doncaster grab 3 points.
— Andrew Cooper (@mranimalia) September 15, 2018
A few have questioned the substitute of Connor Ronan whilst asking why some players started when not clearly fit.
I said it as soon as Osbourne went off, missed his experience & Ronan is a young a lad wasnt the best for him against a dirty side like Doncaster
— Saddlersgirl (@Saddlersgirl1) September 15, 2018
Fair play to @drfc_official deserved it from start to finish. Why Keates is playing @osbourne_isaiah and @andy9cook when there clearly not fit is a joke. @VitalWalsall @VitalWalsall @WalsallWebFans #WALDON
— Martin Duckhouse (@MartinDuckhouse) September 15, 2018
James feels it was just an all round bad day and that the Saddlers will respond.
@VitalWalsall pretty confident will bounce back was just one of those games
— James Lake (@JamesLake_95) September 15, 2018
Danny discussed that spat between Leahy and Ferrier
i love Ferrier but yesterday was a disgrace. Keates should of dragged him as soon as that happened. Sends the wrong message!
— Danny Campbell (@DannyCampbell02) September 16, 2018
Daz rightfully questions the process before a home game with only one turnstile open just as the game kicks off.
— Darren Fellows (@dazfellows) September 15, 2018
It was good to see our young Saddler was allowed into the Banks’s Stadium with his flag after being refused at Barnsley for not having a fire certificate!
— Nick Pritchard (@singingshiver) September 15, 2018