With four Premier League Clubs on the doorstep, they could 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 existed for an awful long time – 1888 in fact.
A family club at the heart of the area community, they may possibly not be in the Premier League in a divisional sense but, in a bunch of ways, they are on top of 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 low as £14 for adults and £8 for juniors. Better still, there are family tickets offered at £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 already been built, meaning fans can grab a mouthful to eat and watch the live Sky Sports match at lunchtime before settling down to view Walsall. There’s banter to be enjoyed as fans of most ages, shapes and sizes come together for a pre-match chat.
On the field, things are getting well too.
They finished tenth in League One last season and the 2 men in charge – 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 in their blood.
Having players by having an affinity to a club makes a difference. Walsall has that too.
It’s not like the Premier League at League One level. These players are in fact human and, shock horror, plenty of them speak with a Black Country or Brummie twang – the sole intepretors needed are those that can’t workout what’they dow arf doe sum bostin stuff at the Bonks ‘, dow they? Stick to me in the event that you can…….
To greatly help support fortunes on the field, Walsall have must be innovative off it. They do some really good things 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 those commuters who travel up and down the motorway – trust me, there’s plenty 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 marriage venue, so plenty of young lovers have tied the knot at the Banks’s too……
To ensure that manages 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 thousands of people every week. Good thinking.
So, with all that going on, you can see why Walsall are pleased with what they’ve achieved and how they’re going about ensuring a level prouder future.