With four Premier League Clubs on the doorstep, they are often forgiven for feeling sorry for themselves. However, that’s false at the Banks’s Stadium, home of Walsall FC.
Walsall, nicknamed The Saddlers, have been with us for an awful number of years – 1888 in fact.
A family club at the heart of the neighborhood community, they may not be in the Premier League in a divisional sense but, in a bunch of ways, they’re on top of 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 little as £14 for adults and £8 for juniors. Better yet, 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 because the club upped sticks from the dilapidated Fellows Park in 1990. New Suites have already been built, meaning fans can grab a bite to eat and watch the live Sky Sports match at lunchtime before settling down to view Walsall. There’s banter available as fans of most ages, shapes and sizes get together for a pre-match chat.
On the field, things are getting well too.
They finished tenth in League One last season and both men in control – Chris Hutchings (boss) and Martin O’Connor (assistant) both used to play for the club ดูบอลสด. In fact they both captained Walsall before hanging up their boots, meaning they have the club within their blood.
Having players having an affinity to a team makes a difference. Walsall has that too.
It’s nothing like the Premier League at League One level. These players are now actually human and, shock horror, plenty of them consult 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 to me if you can…….
To simply help support fortunes on the field, Walsall have had 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 – believe me, there’s lots of them. The Suites which are great for a footie fan on matchday are hired out to businesses as conference rooms through the week. It’s even a marriage venue, so lots of young lovers have tied the knot at the Banks’s too……
In order that protects what continues Monday-Saturday and you’d imagine the good folk of Walsall treat Sunday as per day of rest. Wrong. The innovative Saddlers turn the automobile park right into a Sunday Market which attracts tens and thousands 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.