With four Premier League Clubs on their doorstep, they could be forgiven for feeling sorry for themselves. However, that’s not the case at the Banks’s Stadium, home of Walsall FC.
Walsall, nicknamed The Saddlers, have been with us for a terrible long time – 1888 in fact.
A household club at the heart of the area community, they may possibly not be in the Premier League in a divisional sense but, in a host of ways, they’re together with their game.
In an age where costs are freezing regular football fans out from the game, Walsall supporters can pop down the Banks’s and watch live football for as low as £14 for adults and £8 for juniors. On top of that, you can find family tickets offered at £20 and under-8’s go free. Bonus.
The facilities are top drawer too. The ground has been redeveloped on several occasions since the club upped sticks from the dilapidated Fellows Park in 1990. New Suites have already been built, meaning fans can grab a bite to consume and watch the live Sky Sports match at lunchtime before settling down to watch Walsall. There’s banter to be enjoyed as fans of all ages, shapes and sizes come together for a pre-match chat.
On the field, things are going well too.
They finished tenth in League One last season and both men in charge – Chris Hutchings (boss) and Martin O’Connor (assistant) both used to play for the club ดูบอลสด. Actually they both captained Walsall before hanging up their boots, meaning they have the club inside their blood.
Having players by having an affinity to a team makes a difference. Walsall has that too.
It’s in contrast to the Premier League at League One level. These players are now actually human and, shock horror, lots of them speak with a Black Country or Brummie twang – the sole intepretors needed are those who can’t work out what’they dow arf doe sum bostin stuff at the Bonks ‘, dow they? Stick with me in the event that you can…….
To help support fortunes on the field, Walsall have needed to be innovative off it. They do some really nutrients at the Banks’s Stadium (there’s your translation if you need it).
Walsall Football Club have made utilization of their location alongside the M6 by installing giant advertising signs that attract some big players, who advertise their goods to all or any those commuters who travel up and down the motorway – trust in me, there’s lots of them. The Suites which are good for a footie fan on matchday are hired out to businesses as conference rooms throughout the week. It’s even a marriage venue, so a lot of young lovers have tied the knot at the Banks’s too……
To ensure that manages what continues on Monday-Saturday and you’d imagine the nice folk of Walsall treat Sunday as a day of rest. Wrong. The innovative Saddlers turn the car park into a Sunday Market which attracts 1000s of people every week. Good thinking.
So, with all that going on, you will see why Walsall are proud of what they’ve achieved and how they’re going about ensuring a straight prouder future.