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 popular Frenchman...
French front-man, Didier Tholot, had played in the 1996 UEFA Cup Final for Bordeaux before arriving on loan at Bescot Stadium from Swiss side, Sion, along with fellow countryman, Jean-Jacques Eydelie, in March 1998.
Making a goalscoring debut in an excellent 2-1 victory at Champions-elect, Watford, he went on to score four times in 14 League games and became a popular figure amongst the fans.
He returned to Switzerland after what proved to be his one and only taste of English football came to an end and he served the likes of Basel, Young Boys, Vevey and Sion.
His coaching career began during his time as a player at Vevey in 2002 and continued at Sion before he was appointed Head Coach at Libourne Saint-Seurin in 2005.
Moving on to Reims for a brief spell before returning to FC Sion and then taking the reins at LB Chateauroux.