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 around for a horrible long time – 1888 in fact.
A family group club at the heart of the neighborhood community, they may possibly not be in the Premier League in a divisional sense but, in a host of ways, they are on top of their game.
Within an age where prices are freezing regular football fans out of the game, Walsall supporters can pop down the Banks’s and watch live football for less than £14 for adults and £8 for juniors. On top of that, there are family tickets offered by £20 and under-8’s go free. Bonus.
The facilities are top drawer too. The bottom has been redeveloped on several occasions because the club upped sticks from the dilapidated Fellows Park in 1990. New Suites have now been built, meaning fans can grab a bite to eat and watch the live Sky Sports match at lunchtime before settling down to watch Walsall. There’s banter to be enjoyed as fans of 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 the 2 men responsible – 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 with 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 human and, shock horror, lots of them talk to a Black Country or Brummie twang – the sole intepretors needed are people who can’t work out what’they dow arf doe sum bostin stuff at the Bonks ‘, dow they? Stay with me in the event that 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 need 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 – trust in 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 plenty of young lovers have tied the knot at the Banks’s too……
To ensure that takes care of what continues Monday-Saturday and you’d imagine the great folk of Walsall treat Sunday as per day of rest. Wrong. The innovative Saddlers turn the vehicle park right into 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 happy with what they’ve achieved and how they’re going about ensuring an even prouder future.