Ian Roper

Date of birth20 June 1977
Place of birthNuneaton
NationalityEnglish
Weight84 kg
Height1.91 m
PositionDefender/Centre back

Although Ian began the 2000-01 campaign as Andy Tillson's partner in the heart of the Walsall defence, he was soon replaced by Tony Barras and was subsequently in and out of the side.

However, he was still a vital member of the Saddlers' promotion squad and always gave 100 per cent when called upon.

A central defender who is effective in the air and firm in the tackle, he was placed on the transfer list during the summer.

Ian signed a new three-year contract with Walsall in May 2004 that was extended to June 2008 in May 2007.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Walsall 15 May 1995 30 Jun 2008
Luton Town 08 Aug 2008 30 Jun 2009
Kettering Town 30 Jul 2009

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1998-99 Walsall League Cup
1
1999-00 Walsall League Cup 2
2000-01 Walsall LDV Vans Trophy
2
2000-01 Walsall League Cup 1
1
2000-01 Walsall League Division 2 20
5
2001-02 Walsall FA Cup 1
1
2001-02 Walsall League Cup 1
1
2001-02 Walsall League Division 1 24
3
3
1
2002-03 Walsall FA Cup 3
1
1
2002-03 Walsall League Cup 3
2002-03 Walsall League Division 1 39
1
10
2003-04 Walsall FA Cup 1
2003-04 Walsall League Cup 1
2003-04 Walsall League Division 1 33
7
2004-05 Walsall LDV Vans Trophy 1
2004-05 Walsall League One 25
1
2
2
2005-06 Walsall FA Cup 4
1
2005-06 Walsall LDV Vans Trophy 2
2005-06 Walsall League One 24
1
7
1
2006-07 Walsall FA Cup 2
2006-07 Walsall Johnstones Paint Trophy 1
1
2006-07 Walsall League Cup 2
2006-07 Walsall League Two 27
4
4
2007-08 Walsall FA Cup 1
1
2007-08 Walsall Johnstones Paint Trophy 1
2007-08 Walsall League One 19
1
5
1
2008-09 Luton Town FA Cup 2
1
2008-09 Luton Town Johnstones Paint Trophy 3
2008-09 Luton Town League Two 18
1
3
5
2009-10 Kettering Town FA Cup 3
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
26 Aug 1998 Queens Park Rangers v Walsall L 3-1
Agg: 3-1
League Cup 1st round 2nd leg
14 Sep 1999 Sunderland v Walsall L 3-2 League Cup 2nd round 1st leg
21 Sep 1999 Walsall v Sunderland L 0-5
Agg: 2-8
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
12 Aug 2000 Rotherham United v Walsall W 2-3 League Division 2
19 Aug 2000 Walsall v Oldham Athletic W 3-2 League Division 2
22 Aug 2000 Walsall v Kidderminster Harriers D 1-1 League Cup 1st round 1st leg
26 Aug 2000 Swindon Town v Walsall W 1-4 League Division 2
29 Aug 2000 Walsall v Oxford United W 3-2 League Division 2
12 Sep 2000 Luton Town v Walsall D 0-0 League Division 2
27 Sep 2000 West Ham United v Walsall D 1-1
Agg: 2-1
League Cup 2nd round 2nd leg
06 Oct 2000 Colchester United v Walsall W 0-2 League Division 2
21 Oct 2000 Wycombe Wanderers v Walsall L 3-1 League Division 2
25 Nov 2000 Walsall v Northampton Town W 3-0 League Division 2
26 Dec 2000 Swansea City v Walsall L 3-1 League Division 2
13 Jan 2001 Oxford United v Walsall L 2-1 League Division 2
20 Jan 2001 Walsall v Swansea City W 5-1 League Division 2
23 Jan 2001 Walsall v Rotherham United D 1-1 League Division 2
27 Jan 2001 Cambridge United v Walsall W 0-1 League Division 2
30 Jan 2001 Walsall v Wigan Athletic W 2-1 LDV Vans Trophy 2nd round - northern section
07 Feb 2001 Stoke City v Walsall L 4-0 LDV Vans Trophy Quarter-final - northern section
10 Feb 2001 Walsall v Bury L 1-2 League Division 2
17 Feb 2001 AFC Bournemouth v Walsall D 2-2 League Division 2
20 Feb 2001 Walsall v Luton Town W 3-1 League Division 2
24 Feb 2001 Walsall v Wrexham L 2-3 League Division 2
06 Mar 2001 Bristol City v Walsall W 1-3 League Division 2
10 Mar 2001 Walsall v Colchester United L 0-1 League Division 2
14 Apr 2001 Stoke City v Walsall D 0-0 League Division 2
17 Apr 2001 Walsall v Brentford W 3-2 League Division 2
21 Apr 2001 Reading v Walsall D 2-2 League Division 2
24 Apr 2001 Peterborough United v Walsall L 2-0 League Division 2
03 May 2001 Port Vale v Walsall W 0-2 League Division 2
05 May 2001 Northampton Town v Walsall W 0-3 League Division 2
21 Aug 2001 Exeter City v Walsall W 0-1 League Cup Preliminary round 1st leg
11 Sep 2001 Bolton Wanderers v Walsall L 4-3 League Cup 2nd round
15 Sep 2001 Burnley v Walsall L 5-2 League Division 1
20 Oct 2001 Sheffield Wednesday v Walsall L 2-1 League Division 1
23 Oct 2001 Walsall v Rotherham United W 3-2 League Division 1
27 Oct 2001 Gillingham v Walsall L 2-0 League Division 1
11 Nov 2001 Walsall v Nottingham Forest W 2-0 League Division 1
20 Nov 2001 Wimbledon v Walsall D 2-2 League Division 1
24 Nov 2001 Walsall v Sheffield United L 1-2 League Division 1
01 Dec 2001 Rotherham United v Walsall L 2-0 League Division 1
15 Dec 2001 Walsall v Grimsby Town W 4-0 League Division 1
22 Dec 2001 Birmingham City v Walsall L 1-0 League Division 1
26 Dec 2001 Walsall v Crewe Alexandra W 2-1 League Division 1
29 Dec 2001 Walsall v Watford L 0-3 League Division 1
08 Jan 2002 Walsall v Bradford City W 2-0 FA Cup 3rd round
12 Jan 2002 Walsall v Preston North End L 1-2 League Division 1
20 Jan 2002 West Bromwich Albion v Walsall L 1-0 League Division 1
16 Feb 2002 Walsall v Fulham L 1-2 FA Cup 5th round
19 Feb 2002 Coventry City v Walsall L 2-1 League Division 1
23 Feb 2002 Walsall v Manchester City D 0-0 League Division 1
26 Feb 2002 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Walsall L 3-0 League Division 1
02 Mar 2002 Portsmouth v Walsall D 1-1 League Division 1
05 Mar 2002 Walsall v Burnley W 1-0 League Division 1
09 Mar 2002 Grimsby Town v Walsall D 2-2 League Division 1
16 Mar 2002 Walsall v Barnsley W 2-1 League Division 1
23 Mar 2002 Crystal Palace v Walsall L 2-0 League Division 1
30 Mar 2002 Walsall v Gillingham D 1-1 League Division 1
01 Apr 2002 Nottingham Forest v Walsall W 2-3 League Division 1
06 Apr 2002 Walsall v Stockport County W 1-0 League Division 1
13 Apr 2002 Sheffield United v Walsall W 0-1 League Division 1
21 Apr 2002 Walsall v Bradford City D 2-2 League Division 1
10 Aug 2002 Walsall v Ipswich Town L 0-2 League Division 1
14 Aug 2002 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Walsall L 3-1 League Division 1
17 Aug 2002 Sheffield United v Walsall D 1-1 League Division 1
24 Aug 2002 Walsall v Nottingham Forest W 2-1 League Division 1
26 Aug 2002 Brighton and Hove Albion v Walsall W 0-2 League Division 1
31 Aug 2002 Walsall v Reading L 0-2 League Division 1
07 Sep 2002 Watford v Walsall L 2-0 League Division 1
10 Sep 2002 Walsall v Shrewsbury Town W 1-0 League Cup Preliminary round 1st leg
17 Sep 2002 Walsall v Rotherham United L 3-4 League Division 1
21 Sep 2002 Millwall v Walsall W 0-3 League Division 1
28 Sep 2002 Walsall v Sheffield Wednesday W 1-0 League Division 1
02 Oct 2002 Nottingham Forest v Walsall W 1-2 League Cup 2nd round
05 Oct 2002 Derby County v Walsall D 2-2 League Division 1
12 Oct 2002 Burnley v Walsall L 2-1 League Division 1
19 Oct 2002 Walsall v Preston North End D 3-3 League Division 1
26 Oct 2002 Coventry City v Walsall D 0-0 League Division 1
29 Oct 2002 Walsall v Crystal Palace L 3-4 League Division 1
02 Nov 2002 Walsall v Stoke City W 4-2 League Division 1
06 Nov 2002 Blackburn Rovers v Walsall L 2-2 (4-5) League Cup 3rd round
09 Nov 2002 Leicester City v Walsall L 2-0 League Division 1
23 Nov 2002 Walsall v Gillingham W 1-0 League Division 1
30 Nov 2002 Portsmouth v Walsall L 3-2 League Division 1
07 Dec 2002 Walsall v Grimsby Town W 3-1 League Division 1
14 Dec 2002 Walsall v Wimbledon W 2-0 League Division 1
21 Dec 2002 Norwich City v Walsall L 2-1 League Division 1
26 Dec 2002 Walsall v Sheffield United L 0-1 League Division 1
28 Dec 2002 Ipswich Town v Walsall L 3-2 League Division 1
01 Jan 2003 Nottingham Forest v Walsall D 1-1 League Division 1
04 Jan 2003 Walsall v Reading D 0-0 FA Cup 3rd round
11 Jan 2003 Walsall v Wolverhampton Wanderers L 0-1 League Division 1
14 Jan 2003 Reading v Walsall W 1-1 (4-1) FA Cup 3rd round replay
25 Jan 2003 Walsall v Wimbledon W 1-0 FA Cup 4th round
01 Feb 2003 Walsall v Brighton and Hove Albion W 1-0 League Division 1
15 Feb 2003 Sheffield United v Walsall L 2-0 FA Cup 5th round
22 Feb 2003 Walsall v Watford W 2-0 League Division 1
26 Feb 2003 Stoke City v Walsall L 1-0 League Division 1
01 Mar 2003 Bradford City v Walsall W 1-2 League Division 1
04 Mar 2003 Rotherham United v Walsall D 0-0 League Division 1
08 Mar 2003 Walsall v Millwall L 1-2 League Division 1
22 Mar 2003 Crystal Palace v Walsall L 2-0 League Division 1
05 Apr 2003 Walsall v Portsmouth L 1-2 League Division 1
12 Apr 2003 Gillingham v Walsall W 0-1 League Division 1
15 Apr 2003 Walsall v Coventry City D 0-0 League Division 1
19 Apr 2003 Walsall v Norwich City D 0-0 League Division 1
21 Apr 2003 Grimsby Town v Walsall W 0-1 League Division 1
26 Apr 2003 Walsall v Derby County W 3-2 League Division 1
04 May 2003 Sheffield Wednesday v Walsall L 2-1 League Division 1
09 Aug 2003 Walsall v West Bromwich Albion W 4-1 League Division 1
12 Aug 2003 Walsall v Carlisle United W 2-1 League Cup Preliminary round 1st leg
16 Aug 2003 Coventry City v Walsall D 0-0 League Division 1
23 Aug 2003 Walsall v Stoke City D 1-1 League Division 1
25 Aug 2003 Crewe Alexandra v Walsall L 1-0 League Division 1
30 Aug 2003 Walsall v Cardiff City D 1-1 League Division 1
13 Sep 2003 Walsall v Derby County L 0-1 League Division 1
16 Sep 2003 Ipswich Town v Walsall L 2-1 League Division 1
21 Oct 2003 Reading v Walsall W 0-1 League Division 1
25 Oct 2003 Walsall v Wigan Athletic W 2-0 League Division 1
01 Nov 2003 Walsall v Norwich City L 1-3 League Division 1
04 Nov 2003 Walsall v Nottingham Forest W 4-1 League Division 1
22 Nov 2003 Walsall v Crystal Palace D 0-0 League Division 1
29 Nov 2003 Rotherham United v Walsall L 2-0 League Division 1
06 Dec 2003 Walsall v Bradford City W 1-0 League Division 1
09 Dec 2003 Sheffield United v Walsall L 2-0 League Division 1
13 Dec 2003 Wimbledon v Walsall W 0-1 League Division 1
20 Dec 2003 Walsall v West Ham United D 1-1 League Division 1
26 Dec 2003 Cardiff City v Walsall W 0-1 League Division 1
28 Dec 2003 Walsall v Reading D 1-1 League Division 1
03 Jan 2004 Millwall v Walsall L 2-1 FA Cup 3rd round
09 Jan 2004 West Bromwich Albion v Walsall L 2-0 League Division 1
17 Jan 2004 Walsall v Coventry City L 1-6 League Division 1
07 Feb 2004 Walsall v Crewe Alexandra D 1-1 League Division 1
14 Feb 2004 Nottingham Forest v Walsall D 3-3 League Division 1
06 Mar 2004 West Ham United v Walsall D 0-0 League Division 1
13 Mar 2004 Walsall v Wimbledon W 1-0 League Division 1
16 Mar 2004 Walsall v Ipswich Town L 1-3 League Division 1
20 Mar 2004 Preston North End v Walsall W 1-2 League Division 1
27 Mar 2004 Walsall v Millwall D 1-1 League Division 1
03 Apr 2004 Derby County v Walsall W 0-1 League Division 1
10 Apr 2004 Walsall v Burnley L 0-1 League Division 1
24 Apr 2004 Walsall v Sheffield United L 0-1 League Division 1
01 May 2004 Crystal Palace v Walsall L 1-0 League Division 1
09 May 2004 Walsall v Rotherham United W 3-2 League Division 1
07 Aug 2004 Walsall v Port Vale W 3-2 League One
14 Aug 2004 Oldham Athletic v Walsall L 5-3 League One
21 Aug 2004 Walsall v Barnsley D 2-2 League One
28 Aug 2004 Torquay United v Walsall D 0-0 League One
18 Sep 2004 Chesterfield v Walsall L 1-0 League One
25 Sep 2004 Walsall v Brentford L 0-1 League One
28 Sep 2004 Walsall v Rushden and Diamonds W 1-0 LDV Vans Trophy 1st round - southern section
02 Oct 2004 Huddersfield Town v Walsall L 3-1 League One
20 Nov 2004 Walsall v Peterborough United W 2-1 League One
27 Nov 2004 Stockport County v Walsall W 0-1 League One
07 Dec 2004 Walsall v Hartlepool United W 2-1 League One
11 Dec 2004 Bradford City v Walsall D 1-1 League One
11 Feb 2005 Bristol City v Walsall W 0-1 League One
19 Feb 2005 Walsall v Milton Keynes Dons D 0-0 League One
22 Feb 2005 Luton Town v Walsall L 1-0 League One
26 Feb 2005 Walsall v Bradford City D 1-1 League One
05 Mar 2005 Blackpool v Walsall L 2-0 League One
12 Mar 2005 Walsall v AFC Bournemouth L 1-2 League One
19 Mar 2005 Port Vale v Walsall L 2-0 League One
26 Mar 2005 Walsall v Oldham Athletic L 0-1 League One
28 Mar 2005 Barnsley v Walsall L 3-2 League One
02 Apr 2005 Walsall v Torquay United D 1-1 League One
09 Apr 2005 Swindon Town v Walsall W 1-2 League One
16 Apr 2005 Peterborough United v Walsall W 0-2 League One
23 Apr 2005 Walsall v Hull City W 3-0 League One
30 Apr 2005 Hartlepool United v Walsall W 1-3 League One
07 May 2005 Walsall v Stockport County W 3-0 League One
29 Aug 2005 AFC Bournemouth v Walsall D 0-0 League One
22 Oct 2005 Walsall v Doncaster Rovers W 1-0 League One
29 Oct 2005 Barnsley v Walsall L 2-1 League One
04 Nov 2005 Merthyr Tydfil v Walsall W 1-2 FA Cup Preliminary round 1st leg
12 Nov 2005 Walsall v Gillingham W 2-0 League One
19 Nov 2005 Milton Keynes Dons v Walsall L 2-1 League One
22 Nov 2005 Walsall v AFC Bournemouth W 1-0 LDV Vans Trophy 2nd round - southern section
26 Nov 2005 Walsall v Rotherham United W 3-1 League One
03 Dec 2005 Walsall v Yeovil Town W 2-0 FA Cup 2nd round
06 Dec 2005 Oldham Athletic v Walsall L 2-1 League One
10 Dec 2005 Nottingham Forest v Walsall D 1-1 League One
17 Dec 2005 Walsall v Hartlepool United W 1-0 League One
20 Dec 2005 Walsall v Wycombe Wanderers W 3-2 LDV Vans Trophy Quarter-final - southern section
26 Dec 2005 Walsall v Tranmere Rovers D 0-0 League One
28 Dec 2005 Bradford City v Walsall L 2-0 League One
31 Dec 2005 Walsall v Blackpool W 2-0 League One
07 Jan 2006 Barnsley v Walsall D 1-1 FA Cup 3rd round
14 Jan 2006 Walsall v Colchester United L 0-2 League One
17 Jan 2006 Walsall v Barnsley W 2-0 FA Cup 3rd round replay
11 Feb 2006 Walsall v Scunthorpe United D 2-2 League One
14 Feb 2006 Colchester United v Walsall D 0-0 League One
18 Feb 2006 Walsall v Oldham Athletic L 0-2 League One
25 Feb 2006 Southend United v Walsall D 0-0 League One
17 Mar 2006 Tranmere Rovers v Walsall W 1-2 League One
21 Mar 2006 Walsall v Yeovil Town L 0-2 League One
25 Mar 2006 Walsall v Bradford City D 2-2 League One
01 Apr 2006 Blackpool v Walsall L 2-0 League One
08 Apr 2006 Walsall v Bristol City L 0-3 League One
11 Apr 2006 Walsall v AFC Bournemouth L 0-1 League One
29 Apr 2006 Gillingham v Walsall W 0-1 League One
06 May 2006 Walsall v Barnsley L 1-2 League One
08 Aug 2006 Walsall v Stockport County W 2-0 League Two
12 Aug 2006 Walsall v Hartlepool United W 2-0 League Two
19 Aug 2006 Lincoln City v Walsall D 2-2 League Two
22 Aug 2006 Plymouth Argyle v Walsall W 0-1 League Cup Preliminary round 1st leg
26 Aug 2006 Walsall v Darlington W 1-0 League Two
02 Sep 2006 Barnet v Walsall D 1-1 League Two
09 Sep 2006 Grimsby Town v Walsall L 2-1 League Two
12 Sep 2006 Walsall v Peterborough United W 5-0 League Two
16 Sep 2006 Walsall v Macclesfield Town W 2-0 League Two
19 Sep 2006 Walsall v Bolton Wanderers L 1-3 League Cup 2nd round
23 Sep 2006 Bristol Rovers v Walsall W 1-2 League Two
30 Sep 2006 Walsall v Mansfield Town W 4-0 League Two
06 Oct 2006 Chester City v Walsall D 0-0 League Two
17 Oct 2006 Walsall v Swansea City L 1-1 (3-4) Johnstone's Paint Trophy 1st round - southern section
21 Oct 2006 Accrington Stanley v Walsall W 1-2 League Two
28 Oct 2006 Walsall v Milton Keynes Dons D 0-0 League Two
04 Nov 2006 Walsall v Torquay United W 1-0 League Two
13 Nov 2006 Macclesfield Town v Walsall D 0-0 FA Cup Preliminary round 1st leg
18 Nov 2006 Hereford United v Walsall W 0-1 League Two
21 Nov 2006 Walsall v Macclesfield Town L 0-1 FA Cup 1st round replay
25 Nov 2006 Walsall v Notts County W 2-1 League Two
05 Dec 2006 Bury v Walsall W 1-2 League Two
09 Dec 2006 Walsall v Swindon Town L 0-2 League Two
16 Dec 2006 Wrexham v Walsall D 1-1 League Two
26 Dec 2006 Walsall v Shrewsbury Town W 1-0 League Two
30 Dec 2006 Walsall v Bristol Rovers D 2-2 League Two
01 Jan 2007 Peterborough United v Walsall W 0-2 League Two
15 Jan 2007 Walsall v Grimsby Town W 2-0 League Two
20 Jan 2007 Mansfield Town v Walsall L 2-1 League Two
27 Jan 2007 Walsall v Boston United D 1-1 League Two
16 Feb 2007 Walsall v Lincoln City L 1-2 League Two
20 Feb 2007 Stockport County v Walsall L 1-0 League Two
18 Aug 2007 Leyton Orient v Walsall L 1-0 League One
25 Aug 2007 Walsall v Swansea City L 1-3 League One
04 Sep 2007 AFC Bournemouth v Walsall L 2-0 Johnstones Paint Trophy 1st round - southern section
08 Sep 2007 Walsall v Port Vale D 0-0 League One
15 Sep 2007 Millwall v Walsall W 1-2 League One
22 Sep 2007 Walsall v Oldham Athletic L 0-3 League One
05 Jan 2008 Walsall v Millwall D 0-0 FA Cup 3rd round
26 Jan 2008 Walsall v Gillingham W 2-1 League One
02 Feb 2008 Carlisle United v Walsall L 2-1 League One
09 Feb 2008 Walsall v Yeovil Town W 2-0 League One
12 Feb 2008 Swansea City v Walsall L 1-0 League One
23 Feb 2008 Swindon Town v Walsall W 0-3 League One
01 Mar 2008 Luton Town v Walsall W 0-1 League One
08 Mar 2008 Walsall v Northampton Town L 0-2 League One
11 Mar 2008 Walsall v Brighton and Hove Albion L 1-2 League One
15 Mar 2008 Nottingham Forest v Walsall D 1-1 League One
22 Mar 2008 Leeds United v Walsall L 2-0 League One
24 Mar 2008 Walsall v Crewe Alexandra D 1-1 League One
29 Mar 2008 Southend United v Walsall L 1-0 League One
05 Apr 2008 Walsall v Tranmere Rovers W 2-1 League One
12 Apr 2008 Cheltenham Town v Walsall W 1-2 League One


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.