With four Premier League Clubs on their doorstep, they may be forgiven for feeling sorry for themselves. However, that’s incorrect 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 group club at the heart of the neighborhood community, they may not be in the Premier League in a divisional sense but, in a number of ways, they are along with their game.
In a 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. On top of that, you will find family tickets offered by £20 and under-8’s go free. Bonus.
The facilities are top drawer too. The bottom has been redeveloped on a number of occasions considering that the club upped sticks from the dilapidated Fellows Park in 1990. New Suites have now been built, meaning fans can grab a mouthful to consume and watch the live Sky Sports match at lunchtime before settling down to view Walsall. There’s banter to be had 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 responsible – 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 in their blood.
Having players by having an affinity to a club makes a difference. Walsall has that too.
It’s nothing like the Premier League at League One level. These players are now human and, shock horror, a lot of them talk with a Black Country or Brummie twang – the only intepretors needed are people who can’t workout what’they dow arf doe sum bostin stuff at the Bonks ‘, dow they? Stay with me if you can…….
To greatly 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 want it).
Walsall Football Club have made usage 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 throughout the week. It’s even a wedding venue, so lots of young lovers have tied the knot at the Banks’s too……
To ensure that protects what continues on Monday-Saturday and you’d imagine the nice folk of Walsall treat Sunday as each day of rest. Wrong. The innovative Saddlers turn the vehicle park in to a Sunday Market which attracts a large number 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.