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AUDIO | Whitney Proud as Walsall Secure Three Crucial Points 

22 Nov 17

Walsall manager Jon Whitney has spoken to BBC WM Sportfollowing Tuesday evening’s League One victory over Fleetwood Town, which saw the Saddlers score two late goals to secure three much-needed points, and has praised his side for bouncing …


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MATCH REPORT | Walsall 4 Fleetwood Town 2 

21 Nov 17

With little time to dwell on last weekend’s defeat to Gillingham, the Saddlers were back in action on Tuesday evening as they welcomed Fleetwood Town to Banks’s Stadium.


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Whitney – “We Have a Real Chance to Push on Against Fleetwood” 

21 Nov 17

Walsall manager Jon Whitney is confident that his team can bounce back from Saturday’s disappointing defeat to Gillingham as they welcome Fleetwood Town to Banks’s Stadium later this evening.


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Whitney Backs Walsall to Bounce Back Against Fleetwood Town 

20 Nov 17

Walsall manager Jon Whitney has spoken ahead of Tuesday evening’s crucial League One clash with Fleetwood Town, and backed his side to bounce back from Saturday’s disappointing defeat to Gillingham as they welcome the Cod Army to Banks’s Stadium…


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Loan Watch | Rushall’s Run Comes to an End as Workington Leave it Late 

19 Nov 17

Walsall midfielders Jordon Sangha and Kacy Milan Butterfield are currently on-loan to localEvo-Stik Premier League sideRushall Olympic.


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AUDIO | Whitney Disappointed With Result, But Encouraged By Performance 

18 Nov 17

Walsall manager Jon Whitney has spoken to BBC WMfollowing Saturday afternoon’s League One defeat to Gillingham, and insisted that whilst the result is disappointing, the overall performance was an encouraging one.


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MATCH REPORT | Walsall 0 Gillingham 1 

18 Nov 17

The Saddlers returned to league action on Saturday afternoon as they welcomed Gillingham to Banks’s Stadium.


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Kieron Morris – “We Need to Win These Two Home Games” 

18 Nov 17

As Walsall get set to return to action this weekend, winger Kieron Morris has spoken to the local press and admitted that the Saddlers need to win their next two home games, including this afternoon’s League One clash with Gillingham, if they…


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Youth Alliance | Walsall Face Accrington Stanley Later This Morning 

18 Nov 17

Walsall’s Under-18s are back in action this weekend as they take on Accrington Stanley in their latest Youth Alliance (North West) fixture of the season.


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Walsall v Gillingham to Be First School Partners Game of the Season 

17 Nov 17

Walsall’s Community Programme has confirmed that Saturday’s League One clash between the Saddlers and Gillingham will be the first School Partners game of the season, with over 1,000 extra supporters set to fill theSt Francis Group Community…


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Jon Whitney Offers Injury Update Ahead of Gillingham Clash 

17 Nov 17

Walsall manager Jon Whitney has spoken to club journalists ahead of this weekend’s League One clash with Gillingham and offered a brief update on the injury status of a trio of first-teamers.


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Kinsella at Home in the Right-Back Role 

17 Nov 17

Walsall right-back Liam Kinsella, who has been enjoying a spell in the Saddlers starting XI, has spoken to the local press and discussed how much he is enjoying his new role, before discussing the importance of being able to adapt.


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AUDIO | Whitney – We’ve Made the Most of the International Break 

16 Nov 17

Walsall manager Jon Whitney has spoken to BBC WM Sportahead of Saturday afternoon’s League One clash with Gillingham, and discussed how he and his side have made the best of their recent international break, insisting they’re ready to hit the…


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Walsall Sit Mid-Table in BBC’s Annual Price of Football Study 

16 Nov 17

The BBC’s annual ‘Price of Football’ study, which has gathered information from 232 clubs across England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales and Europe, has been released, and it reveals that Walsall supporterscontinue to pay some of the lowest…


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Leahy Looking For Maximum Points as Walsall Return to Action 

16 Nov 17

Walsall left-back Luke Leahy has spoken to club journalists ahead of this weekend’s League One clash with Gillingham, and insisted that the Saddlers will be ready to return to action following an extended game-free spell due to international…


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Price of Football | Average Cost of League One Season Ticket Falls Year-on-Year 

16 Nov 17

According to the BBC’sPrice of Football study, which asked 232 clubs across England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales and Europe to submit information, the average cost of a season ticket for supporters of teams in Sky Bet League One has gone…


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Walsall Through to Round Three With Shoot-Out Victory Over Hanley Town 

15 Nov 17

John Ward’s Walsall Development side were back in action on Wednesday evening as they travelled to Potteries Park and took on Hanley Town in Round Two of this season’s Staffordshire Senior Cup.


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Walsall in Cup Action Later This Evening 

15 Nov 17

John Ward’s Walsall Development side are in Staffordshire Senior Cup action later this evening as they visit Hanley Town in the Second Round of this season’s competition.


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Matty Fryatt Continues to Work Towards a Return to Football 

15 Nov 17

Walsall manager Jon Whitney has spoken to the press and offered a brief update on the status of striker Matty Fryatt, who has been training at the Saddlers’ Essington Training Ground in a bid to regain fitness and get his career back on track…


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Half Season Tickets Now on Sale 

15 Nov 17

Saddlers fans can now purchase Half Season Tickets for the remainder of 2017/18 campaign.


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Loan Watch | The Pics Continue Their Fine Run of Form 

15 Nov 17

Young Walsall midfielders Jordon Sangha and Kacy Milan Butterfield are currently on-loan to localEvo-Stik Premier League side, Rushall Olympic.


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Central League Cup | Rotherham United 2 Walsall 0 

14 Nov 17

John Ward’s Walsall Development were back in action on Tuesday afternoon as they travelled North to face Rotherham United for the latest Central League Cup – Northern Group 3 fixture of the season.


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Central League Cup | Walsall Face Rotherham United Later Today 

14 Nov 17

Walsall’s Development side are back in action later today as they travel North to face Rotherham United reserves in the latest Central League Cup – Northern Group 3 fixture of the season.


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Joe Edwards – Walsall Have to Be More Consistent 

13 Nov 17

As he and his teammates prepare for Saturday’s League One clash with Gillingham, Walsall vice captain Joe Edwards has spoken to the local press and admitted that the Saddlers have to be more consistent if they are to move away from the lower…


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Edwards – ‘It’s Down to the Players to Turn Things Around’ 

12 Nov 17

Walsall vice-captain Joe Edwards has spoken to the local press and backed manager Jon Whitney, before calling upon his teammates to up their game in support of the under-fire gaffer.


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Loan Watch | Stalybridge Celtic 3 Rushall Olympic 2 

12 Nov 17

Young Walsall midfielders Jordon Sangha and Kacy Milan Butterfield are currently on-loan to localEvo-Stik Premier League side, Rushall Olympic.


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Whitney – “The Players Need Fight to Get into the Team” 

11 Nov 17

Walsall manager Jon Whitney has spoken to the Express Starand discussed how, following over a week without a competitive game, he will be heading into the Saddlers’ next two fixtures – League One clashes with Gillingham and Fleetwood Town,…


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Youth Alliance | Walsall 1 Fleetwood Town 0 

11 Nov 17

Graham Biggs’ Walsall Under-18s returned to Youth Alliance (North West) action on Saturday afternoon as they played host to Fleetwood Town at Ray Hall Lane.


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YOUTH ALLIANCE | Walsall Face Fleetwood Town Later Today 

11 Nov 17

Graham Biggs’s Walsall Under-18s return to action on Saturday afternoon as they play host to Fleetwood Town in their latest Youth Alliance (North West) fixture of the season.


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Checkatrade Trophy | Walsall to Face Bury in the Second Round 

10 Nov 17

The draw for the Second Round of the ever-controversial Checkatrade Trophy has taken place at Wembley Stadium, and sees the Saddlers, who finished top of Northern Group E following Tuesday evening’s victory over Shrewsbury Town, drawn at home…


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Save 20% on Matchday Prices With Walsall’s Latest Link Up Offer 

10 Nov 17

Saddlers supporters can save 20% on matchday prices with the club’s match ticket link-up offer which is available for the upcoming home games against Gillingham and Fleetwood Town!
Walsall play host to the Gills on Saturday, 18th November, …


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Checkatrade Trophy | Second Round Draw to Take Place Later Today 

10 Nov 17

The draw for the Second Round of this season’s Checkatrade Trophy will take place at Wembley Stadium later this evening, and will see Jon Whitney’s Saddlers play host to one of four potential opponents.


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Whitney’s Walsall to Work ‘Bloody Hard’ During International Break 

10 Nov 17

Underfire Walsall boss Jon Whitney has spoken to the local press and revealed that his team will not be having a weekend off – despite being without a first-team fixture due to international call-ups.


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Whitney ‘Hurt’ By Fan Criticism 

9 Nov 17

Walsall manager Jon Whitney has spoken to the local press and admitted that he is hurt by some of the criticism he has received from an ever-increasing section of Saddlers fans.


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Blackburn Rovers (A) – New Date Confirmed 

9 Nov 17

A new date for the Saddlers’ League One clash with Blackburn Rovers, which was originally scheduled to take place at Ewood Park this weekend, has now been confirmed.


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Arsenal and Wolves Linked With Walsall Loan Star Tyler Roberts 

8 Nov 17

Wolverhampton Wanderers and Premier League giants Arsenal are the latest clubs to be linked with a move for Walsall’s on-loan West Brom striker Tyler Roberts, as the Wales Under-21s international continues to impress during his brief spell …


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Walsall to Face Hanley Town in the Staffordshire Senior Cup 

8 Nov 17

It has now been confirmed that John Ward’s Walsall Development side will visit Hanley Town in the Second Round of this season’s Staffordshire Senior Cup.


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Oztumer Among October’s Player of the Month Nominees 

8 Nov 17

Walsall top-scorer Erhun Oztumer has been named among the nominees for the Sky Bet League One Player of the Month Award for October.


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Checkatrade Trophy | Shrewsbury Town 0 Walsall 1 

7 Nov 17

Jon Whitney’s Walsall were back in action on Tuesday evening as they made the short trip to Montgomery Waters Meadow to take on Shrewsbury Town in the third and final group game of this season’s Checkatrade Trophy competition.


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Walsall Duo Selected For International Duty 

7 Nov 17

Walsall’s Liam Kinsella and on-loan West Bromwich Albion defender Shaun Donnellan have been named in the Republic of Ireland Under-21s squad for the upcoming UEFA 2019 Under-21 European Championships qualifying match against Norway, which is…


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Chambers – “All the Lads Are Playing For the Manager” 

6 Nov 17

Walsall captain Adam Chambers has spoken to the local press following Saturday evening’s Emirates FA Cup – First Round defeat to Newport County and insisted that he and the rest of the Saddlers squad are still playing for manager Jon Whitney…


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Walsall Duo Start as Rushall Secure Three Valuable Points 

5 Nov 17

Young Walsall midfielders Jordon Sangha and Kacy Milan Butterfield are currently on-loan to localEvo-Stik Premier League side, Rushall Olympic.


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AUDIO | Whitney Frustrated as Walsall Crash Out of the FA Cup 

4 Nov 17

Walsall manager Jon Whitney has spoken to BBC WMfollowing his side’s Emirates FA Cup – First Round defeat to Newport County, and admitted that he is frustrated as his side exited the tournament at the first time of asking.


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MATCH REPORT | Newport County 2 Walsall 1 

4 Nov 17

Walsall travelled across the Welsh border to take on Newport County in the First Round of this season’s Emirates FA Cup.


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Walsall Swoop For Stratford Town Prospect 

4 Nov 17

According to reports on the Stratford-upon-Avon Herald website, Walsall have signed Stratford Town starlet Dylan Parker on a six-month deal following a successful trial.


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TEAM NEWS | Agyei, Cuvelier & Wilson to Miss Out – But Baggies Duo Can Play 

4 Nov 17

Walsall will be without on-loan Burnley forward Dan Agyei for Saturday evening’s Emirates FA Cup – First Round clash with Newport County as his parent club haven’t given permission for the 20-year-old to become cup tied.


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Horace Brisbourne 

3 Nov 17

We are saddened to learn of the passing of Saddlers stalwart, Horace Brisbourne, who worked at the club for forty years.


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Whitney – Walsall Must Thrive on FA Cup Pressure 

3 Nov 17

Walsall manager Jon Whitney has spoken to club journalists ahead of Saturday’s Emirates FA Cup – First Round clash with Newport County, and admitted that his side are expected to get a result, but may have to ‘battle for every inch of the pitch…


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Leahy Excited as He Prepares to Make FA Cup Debut 

3 Nov 17

Walsall left-back Luke Leahy has spoken to club journalists ahead of Saturday evening’s Emirates FA Cup – First Round clash with Newport County, and discussed his excitement as he prepares to play in the world famous tournament for the very…


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Whitney – Walsall Must Learn From Last Season’s Cup Capitulation 

2 Nov 17

Walsall manager Jon Whitney has spoken ahead of this weekend’s Emirates FA Cup – First Round clash with Newport County, and has looked back at last season’s First Round defeat to Macclesfield Town, admitting that there are lessons to be learned…







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