Profiling those Saddlers that came and went in the blink of an eye...AS WE embark upon a year of celebration to mark Walsall FC’s 125th Anniversary, a lot will, quite rightly, be said about the most popular players or those who have made the most appearances for the club over the years.
But what about those players that came and went in the blink of an eye? They may have only appeared on a handful of occasions, but nevertheless, have made a contribution to the history of this great club of ours.
We will be highlighting some of the forgotten Saddlers from the Bescot Years, continuing with a talented midfielder who appeared in the 2002 World Cup Finals...
The second half of the 2007/08 season saw the arrival of midfielder, Alassane N’Dour.
Appearing in the 2002 World Cup Finals for Senegal, he had previously served Saint-Etienne and Troyes AC in the French League as well as having a brief spell with West Bromwich Albion.
He returned to the West Midlands in February 2008 when he was snapped up by The Saddlers in a bid to add some extra quality to the engine room of the side.
Strong and powerful, he made nine appearances for the club, mainly off the substitutes’ bench, and scored once – in a 2-1 home victory over Tranmere Rovers.
He departed the club at the end of that 2007/08 season and headed for Greece with Doxa Dramas, whom he served for a couple of years.