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Staffordshire Senior Cup: Wolves Sporting 3 Walsall 2 

21 Feb 18

A somewhat young version of Walsall’s Development squad were in action on Wednesday evening as they travelled to Great Wyrley and took on Wolverhampton Sporting in the Quarter-Final of the Staffordshire Senior Cup.


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TEAM NEWS: v Wolverhampton Sporting (A) 

21 Feb 18

Here is the very latest team news for this evening’s Staffordshire FA Senior Cup – Quarter-Final clash between Wolverhampton Sporting and Walsall.


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Walsall in Senior Cup Action This Evening 

21 Feb 18

John Ward’s Walsall Development team are back in action this evening as they travel to Pride Park where they will face Wolverhampton Sporting in the Quarter-Final of this season’s Staffordshire FA Senior Cup.


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Central League: Walsall 0 Bradford City 0 

20 Feb 18

John Ward’s Walsall Development team were back in action on Tuesday afternoon as they played host to Bradford City in their latest Central League (North West) fixture of the season.


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Wigan Athletic (H): Match Postponed 

20 Feb 18

Walsall’s home League One clash with Wigan Athletic, which was due to take place at Banks’s Stadium on Saturday, 17th March, has been postponed due to the Latics’ involvement in the Quarter-Finals of this season’s Emirates FA Cup.


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Julien Ngoy: Walsall Have the Quality to Move Up the Table 

20 Feb 18

Walsall’s on-loan Stoke City forward Julien Ngoy has spoken to the local press and insisted that the Saddlers, who currently sit just five points above the relegation zone, should be fighting for promotion, not worrying about relegation.


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“It’s Unbelievable” – Liam Roberts Delighted to Extend His Saddlers Stay 

20 Feb 18

Following the news that he’d put pen-to-paper on a new long-term deal, Walsall goalkeeper Liam Roberts has spoken to club journalists and welcomed the opportunity to extend his stay with his boyhood club.


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Walsall Goalkeeper Liam Roberts Signs New Long-Term Deal 

20 Feb 18

Walsall FC have confirmed that goalkeeper Liam Roberts has put pen to paper on a new contract which will see him remain at Banks’s Stadium until at least the summer of 2020.


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Central League: Walsall Face Bradford City Later Today 

20 Feb 18

John Ward’s Walsall Development team are back in action later today as they play host to Bradford City in their latest Central League (North West) fixture of the season.


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Saddlers Memories: Walsall Fans Asked to Share Their Stories 

19 Feb 18

Lifelong Walsall supporter Jess Goldby, who is in her final year of study at Liverpool John Moores University, is looking for Saddlers fans to share their memories and anecdotes of the club they love.


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VIDEO: Inside Walsall – v Oxford United (H) 

18 Feb 18

In the latest of Walsall FC’s ‘Behind the Scenes’ videos the club’s media team take us inside the dressing room as the Saddlers prepared for their League One clash with Oxford United.


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AUDIO: Whitney Happy to Secure an Awayday Point 

17 Feb 18

Walsall manager Jon Whitney has spoken to BBC WM Sportfollowing Saturday afternoon’s goalless draw with Gillingham, and admitted that he is happy to have secured an awayday point on what was a difficult playing surface.


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MATCH REPORT: Gillingham 0 Walsall 0 

17 Feb 18

Walsall were back in action on Saturday afternoon as they travelled to Priestfield Stadium where they took on Gillingham in their latest League One fixture of the season.


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Nicky Devlin: Defender Keen to Retain Starting Role 

16 Feb 18

Saddlers right-back Nicky Devlin has spoken ahead of Saturday’s League One clash with Gillingham and discussed his recent spell on the sidelines, admitting that he is pushing to retain his first-team place for the remainder of the season.


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EFL Highlights Show Set to Switch Channels Next Season 

15 Feb 18

The EFL are set to confirm that the Saturday evening highlights shows, currently carried by broadcaster Channel 5, are to be screened on free-to-air digital channel Quest from the beginning of the 2018/19 season, as the league look to boost…


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Joe Edwards: ‘No Time For Complacency With More Crucial Points Up For Grabs’ 

15 Feb 18

Walsall vice-captain Joe Edwards has spoken to the local press following his midweek brace which helped the Saddlers defeat fellow strugglers Doncaster Rovers and continue their unbeaten start to February, and has called upon his teammates …


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TICKETS: v Southend United (A) 

14 Feb 18

Tickets are now on sale for the Saddlers’ Sky Bet League One match against Southend United, which is due to take place at Roots Hall on Saturday, 3rd March, with kick-off scheduled for 3.00pm.


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Staffordshire Senior Cup: Quarter-Final Clash Rearranged 

14 Feb 18

Walsall Football Club have confirmed that their Staffordshire FA Senior Cup – Quarter-Final clash with Wolverhampton Sporting, which was due to take place on Tuesday evening, has been rearranged.


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AUDIO: Whitney Delighted as Walsall Defeat Doncaster 

14 Feb 18

Walsall manager Jon Whitney has spoken to BBC WM Sportfollowing Tuesday evening’s League One victory over Doncaster Rovers, and praised his side for their solid display which saw them score three goals in the first-half, going on to win the…


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MATCH REPORT: Walsall 4 Doncaster Rovers 2 

13 Feb 18

Walsall were back in action on Tuesday evening as they played host to Doncaster Rovers in their latest League One fixture of the season.


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Jon Whitney Looks Ahead to Doncaster Rovers Clash 

13 Feb 18

Walsall manager John Whitney has spoken to club journalists ahead of this evening’s League One clash with Doncaster Rovers and revealed that he has an almost fully fit squad to select from as he looks to guide his team to victory over the visiting…


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Wolverhampton Sporting (A): Match Postponed 

13 Feb 18

This evening’s Staffordshire Senior Cup – Quarter Final clash between Walsall and Wolverhampton Sporting has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch at Wolves’ Pride Park ground.


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Stronger Together: Walsall Launch 2018/19 Early Bird Season Ticket Campaign 

13 Feb 18

Walsall Football Club have confirmed the details of the 2018/19 Early Bird Season Tickets, revealing that prices have been frozen for all supporters.


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Jon Whitney: Manager Issues Rallying Cry Ahead of Doncaster Rovers Clash 

12 Feb 18

Walsall manager Jon Whitney has spoken to the press ahead of Tuesday evening’s League One clash with Doncaster Rovers and called upon Saddlers supporters to get behind his young side as they look to edge further away from the relegation zone…


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Krystian Bielik: Arsenal Defender Keen on Birmingham City Switch 

12 Feb 18

Walsall’s on-loan Arsenal defender Krystian Bielik, who joined the club on Transfer Deadline Day, has spoken to the media and discussed his desire to one day return to former loan club, Birmingham City.


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DUTY CALLS: Callum Cockerill-Mollett Named in Ireland U19s Squad 

11 Feb 18

Walsall left-back Callum Cockerill-Mollett has been named in the Republic of Ireland Under-19s squad for their upcoming double header of friendlies against Romania, which take place in La Manga, Spain on February 13th and 15th.


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LOAN WATCH: Simeon Starts as Grimsby Take on Crawley Town 

11 Feb 18

Walsall striker Simeon Jackson is currently on loan to Sky Bet League Two outfit Grimsby Town after joining the Blundell Park side on Deadline Day.


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AUDIO: Whitney – ‘A Draw is Probably a Fair Result’ 

10 Feb 18

Walsall manager Jon Whitney has spoken to BBC WM Sportfollowing Saturday afternoon’s League One draw with Blackpool, and admitted that despite the draw feeling like a defeat, a point a piece was probably a fair result.


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MATCH REPORT: Blackpool 2 Walsall 2 

10 Feb 18

Jon Whitney’s Walsall were back in action on Saturday afternoon as they travelled North to Bloomfield Road where they took on Blackpool in their latest League One fixture of the season.


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Youth Alliance: Blackpool 1 Walsall 0 

10 Feb 18

Walsall’s Under-18s were back in action on Saturday afternoon as they travelled North to take on Blackpool Under-18s in their latest EFL Youth Alliance fixture of the season.


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Liam Roberts: Walsall Set to Offer ‘Keeper a New Long-Term Deal 

10 Feb 18

Walsall manager Jon Whitney has confirmed that the club have started contract negotiations with current first-choice goalkeeper Liam Roberts, as the Walsall-born stopper continues to impress with his solid performances between the sticks.


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Youth Alliance: Walsall to Face Blackpool Later Today 

10 Feb 18

Walsall’s under-18s are back in action later today as they travel North toMyerscough College and University Centre where they will take on Blackpool under-18s in their latest EFL Youth Alliance (North West) fixture of the season.


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Liam Kinsella: ‘Our Confidence is High Heading into Blackpool Clash’ 

9 Feb 18

Walsall right-back Liam Kinsella has spoken to the press ahead of Saturday’s League One clash with Blackpool, and insisted that he and his teammates are keen to make the most of their upcoming fixtures with teams in similar league positions…


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Dan Vann: Young Defender Joins Stafford Rangers on Loan 

9 Feb 18

Walsall FC have confirmed that young central defender Dan Vann has joined local Evo Stik Northern Premier League side Stafford Rangers, on an initial one-month loan.


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Milan Lalkovic: Walsall Boss Keen to Re-Sign Former Portsmouth Winger 

9 Feb 18

Walsall manager Jon Whitney has spoken to the local press and revealed that he is keeping tabs on former Saddlers winger Milan Lalkovic, as the 25-year-old, who was released by Portsmouth on Transfer Deadline Day, continues to work on his fitness…


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Walsall FC Reveal Plans to Relaunch ‘Saddlers TV’ 

9 Feb 18

Walsall FC have announced plans to relaunch the incredibly popular ‘Saddlers TV’, which used to be broadcast on local channel ‘Made in Birmingham’, with the new show potentially being shown on the club’s YouTube and iFollow services.


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Walsall FC Commits to Enhancing its Communication Channels 

8 Feb 18

Walsall FC has announced plans to enhance its communication channels in a bid to both reconnect with disenchanted supporters and provide avid followers with more up-to-the-minute news from the club.


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News From the Latest Walsall Supporters Working Party Meeting 

8 Feb 18

With thanks to Walsall FC, here are the minutes from the latest supporters working party meeting between club officials and supporters, which was held at Banks’s Stadium on Monday, 5th February 2018.


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Matty Fryatt Announces His Retirement 

8 Feb 18

Former Walsall striker Matty Fryatt has used an interview with The Guardian to announce his retirement from football after failing to overcome an achilles injury which has seen him miss over three seasons of action.


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Whitney Pleased to Begin February With a Win – Challenges Team to Repeat Display 

8 Feb 18

Walsall manager Jon Whitney has spoken ahead of this weekend’s crucial League One clash with Blackpool, and called upon his team to repeat last weekend’s match winning display against MK Dons as they make the trip to Bloomfield Road.


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The Central League: Two Fixtures Rearranged 

6 Feb 18

Walsall FC have confirmed that two of the club’s Central League fixtures, including today’s development squad match against Grimsby Town, have been rearranged.


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Whitney Expects Kieron Morris to Develop into a ‘Special Player’ 

6 Feb 18

Walsall manager Jon Whitney has spoken to the press following Saturday afternoon’s crucial victory over Milton Keynes Dons and praised winger Kieron Morris for his display against the Buckinghamshire side, revealing that he and Kieron met during…


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Jack Fitzwater: Blackpool Clash is ‘Another Six-Pointer’ 

6 Feb 18

Walsall’s on-loan West Brom defender Jack Fitzwater has spoken to the press following his Man of the Match winning debut against Milton Keynes Dons on Saturday afternoon, and swiftly looked ahead to next weekend’s clash with Blackpool, insisting…


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Birmingham Senior Cup: Quarter-Final Date Confirmed 

5 Feb 18

Walsall FC have confirmed that the Saddlers’ Birmingham FA Senior Cup – Quarter-Final clash with Nuneaton Town will take place at Liberty Way on Tuesday, 6th March, with kick-off scheduled for 7.45pm.


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Julien Ngoy: Deadline Day Signing Vows to Remain Among the Goals 

5 Feb 18

Walsall’s on-loan Stoke City forward Julien Ngoy has spoken to the press following his goal-scoring debut, which saw the Saddlers secure three crucial points against fellow strugglers Milton Keynes Dons, and has insisted that it will not be…


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LOAN WATCH: Simeon Scores as Grimsby Town Are Held to a Draw 

4 Feb 18

On of the more surprising stories to emerge from Transfer Deadline Day was departure of Saddlers striker Simeon Jackson, who joined League Two side Grimsby Town on loan for the remainder of the 2017/18 campaign.


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AUDIO: Whitney Pleased as Walsall Secure Three Crucial Points 

3 Feb 18

Walsall manager Jon Whitney has spoken to BBC WM SportfollowingSaturday afternoon’s League One victory over Milton Keynes Dons, and praised his players as they secured three crucial points.


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MATCH REPORT: Walsall 1 Milton Keynes Dons 0 

3 Feb 18

The Saddlers were back in League One action on Saturday afternoon as they played host to Milton Keynes Dons at Banks’s Stadium.


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MK Dons (H): Whitney Looks Ahead to This Afternoon’s Crucial Clash 

3 Feb 18

Walsall manager Jon Whitney has spoken ahead of this afternoon’s League One clash with Milton Keynes Dons, and admitted that the match is a six-pointer as if results don’t go their way the Saddlers could drop into the relegation zone.


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Minutes From Thursday’s Meeting Between Club Officials and Supporters 

2 Feb 18

With thanks to Ian Astbury of the Walsall Football Supporters’ Trust, here are the minutes from the meeting between club officials and supporters, which was held at Banks’s Stadium on Thursday, 1st February 2018.







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