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Wolves
A Wolverhampton Slant On South African Duo 

19 Aug 18

And ‘Lovely’ Billy Caused A Blush Des Horne in his Wolves hey-day.


Saddlers
Loan Watch: A Clean Sheet For Slinn as Peters Grabs a Goal 

19 Aug 18

Stopper Slinn, who joined the Saddlers on a free transfer over the summer, is on a season-long loan with local Evo-Stik Southern Premier Central side Rushall Olympic, whilst striker Peters, an academy product, is enjoying an initial three-month…


Saddlers
Dean Keates Pleased as Walsall Overcome ‘Tough’ Gills Test 

19 Aug 18

The manager, who saw his side secure victory with goals from summer signings Morgan Ferrier and Isaiah Osbourne, was delighted with the desire his team displayed as they took the game to their previously undefeated opponents and looked to have…


Saddlers
Audio: Keates Happy as Walsall Continue Their Superb Start to the Season 

18 Aug 18

The Saddlers continued their undefeated start to the season as they defeated Gillingham by two-goals-to-one at Banks’s Stadium.


Saddlers
Match Report: Walsall 2 Gillingham 1 

18 Aug 18

Both Walsall and Gillingham arrived at this weekend’s clash undefeared in the league so far this season, and were keen to keep their run going as they faced-off at the Saddlers’ Banks’s Stadium.


Sky Blues
Bakayoko pen enough for Coventry 

18 Aug 18

Coventry edged out ten-man Plymouth 1-0 to claim their first League One win of the season.


Wolves
Leicester City 2 Wolves 0 

18 Aug 18

Report to follow.


News
Coventry City v Plymouth Argyle 

18 Aug 18

Live coverage of Saturday’s League One game between Coventry City and Plymouth Argyle.


Saddlers
Josh Ginnelly is Delighted With Walsall’s Open Style of Play 

17 Aug 18

Ginnelly, who returned to the club on a permanent basis following a fourteen game loan spell at the start of the 2016/17 campaign, insisted that the gaffer’s desire to play attacking football has helped him, fellow winger Zeli Ismail, and strikers…


Saddlers
Dean Keates Planning to Add Another Central Defender to His Squad 

17 Aug 18

The gaffer, who has seen his side remain undefeated in the league and also progress to the second stage of the Carabao Cup, admitted that his central duo have been superb but he is still keen to boost his options with plenty of the season remaining…


Sky Blues
Coventry v Plymouth preview 

17 Aug 18

New signing Luke Thomas could be involved for Coventry against Sky Bet League One opponents Plymouth at the Ricoh Arena.


Wolves
A Love That Knows No Boundaries 

16 Aug 18

Fan’s Heartfelt Chronicle On The Highs And Lows Lawrence Kilkenny as he appears on the Justgiving page he set up to help Parkinson’s.


Saddlers
Carabao Cup: Round Two Draw 

16 Aug 18

Dean Keates’ Saddlers have been rewarded for their Round One victory over Tranmere Rovers by being drawn against last season’s National League Champions, Macclesfield Town, with the match set to take place at Banks’s Stadium during the week…


Saddlers
Carabao Cup: Walsall to Play Macclesfield Town in Round Two 

16 Aug 18

Dean Keates’ side, who easily defeated League Two outfit Tranmere Rovers by three-goals-to-one on Tuesday evening, have reached the second stage of the competition for the first time since the 2015/16 campaign, during which they welcomed Premier…


Saddlers
Dean Keates Pleased With Walsall’s Rebuilt Attacking Line 

16 Aug 18

Keates, who recruited Andy Cook, Morgan Ferrier, and Josh Gordon over the summer, admits that it is still early days but is happy with what he has seen from his new front-line, especially with the partnership between Cook and Ferrier alreadybeginning…


Saddlers
The Trust: Fans v Legends Match Details Confirmed 

16 Aug 18

The match is scheduled to kick-off 2.00pm and will see twenty-two Saddlers fans fans take on a Walsall FC Legends and Guests side, in what has become the Supporters’ Trust’s largest fundraising event of the year.


Sky Blues
Episode 191 – Footballing Aesthetes and Anabolic Juggernauts 

15 Aug 18

The Sky Blues bored people against Wimbledon.


Saddlers
Carabao Cup: Round Two Ball Numbers and Draw Details Confirmed 

15 Aug 18

The EFL have also confirmed that the draw for the Second Round will take place live on Sky Sports Football on Thursday, 16th August, ahead of Sunderland’s Round One clash against Sheffield Wednesday.


Saddlers
Carabao Cup: Walsall Ball Number 23 For Thursday’s Round Two Draw 

15 Aug 18

The Saddlers earned a comfortable 3-1 victory over Rovers on Tuesday evening as goals from summer signings Morgan Ferrier, Josh Ginnelly, and Zeli Ismail proved to be more than enough to make Larnell Cole’s second-half strike a simple consolation…


Wolves
Leicester City Vs Wolves Preview 

15 Aug 18

There were two major positives from the Everton game.


Saddlers
Walsall’s Development Team Put Five Past Nike Academy 

15 Aug 18

Despite not entering this season’s running of the Central League, Ward’s side won’t be short of match action as, along with various behind closed doors friendlies, they will be taking part in the Walsall, Staffordshire, and Birmingham Senior…


Saddlers
Dean Keates: “I Think We Could Have Made Things a Bit Easier” 

15 Aug 18

Keates saw his side reach the Second Round for the first time since the 2015/16 campaign with goals fro Morgan Ferrier, Josh Ginnelly, and Zeli Ismail proving enough to make Larnell Cole’s late strike nothing more than a consolation.


Saddlers
Loan Watch: Rushall Hold Coalville to a Draw With Injury Time Equaliser 

15 Aug 18

19 year-old Slinn, who joined the Saddlers on a free transfer after being released by Port Vale at the end of last season, enjoyed a loan spell with the Pics towards the end of the 2017/18 campaign and will be keen to maximise his playing time…


Saddlers
Audio: Keates Pleased as Walsall Knock Tranmere Out of the Carabao Cup 

15 Aug 18

Goals from summer signings Morgan Ferrier, Josh Ginnelly, and Zeli Ismail saw Keates’ side secure safe passage to the Second Round.


Saddlers
Carabao Cup Match Report: Tranmere Rovers 1 Walsall 3 

14 Aug 18

Walsall arrived at this evening’s match in good form having taken four points from a possible six in their opening League One games.


Sky Blues
Browne, Whyte send Oxford through 

14 Aug 18

Marcus Browne and Gavin Whyte struck either side of half-time as Oxford beat Coventry 2-0 to reach the Carabao Cup second round.


Saddlers
Cameron Peters Joins Bromsgrove Sporting On Loan 

14 Aug 18

Sporting, who ply their trade in the Evo-Stik Southern Division One Central, have had Cameron on trial for the last few weeks and were keen to sign him to a more long-term deal, with the Hereford-born youngster already hitting the back of the…


Saddlers
Keates Backs Andy Cook to Take the Game to Tranmere 

14 Aug 18

Cook, who bagged twenty-eight goals for the Super Whites last season, joined the Saddlers on a two-year deal over the summer and has been backed to take on his former side in the same way he does all of his opponents, with Keates insisting …


Saddlers
Dean Keates: Momentum is Key Heading into Cup Clash 

14 Aug 18

Keates, who has seen his side take four points from a possible six so far this season, insisted that he will send his team out with the same attitude as they have in their league outings, with a desire to dominate proceedings by playing on …


Saddlers
Zeli Ismail: “It Was a Game We Should Have Won” 

14 Aug 18

Ismail, who bagged his first goal since he made the move back to the Banks’s over the summer as he levelled the scores from the penalty spot, insisted that the Saddlers should have secured the win, especially as they continued to look for openings…


Wolves
Woodfield On Saudi Experience 

13 Aug 18

McGarry, Allen Also Took Trail To Desert Riches ‘Duggie’ Woodfield (right) with West Midlander Pat Wright in their time together in the Middle East.


Saddlers
Micky Mellon Looking Forward to Cup Clash Against the Saddlers 

13 Aug 18

Mellon, who led his side to promotion via the National League Play-Offs last season, will be taking charge of his 99th game as Rovers boss tomorrow evening and insisted that he and his team are looking forward to taking on the Saddlers, with…


Sky Blues
Carabao Cup: What to look out for 

13 Aug 18

The 2018/19 Carabao Cup gets underway on Tuesday evening and, from rule changes to historic clashes, there is plenty to look out for.


Saddlers
Dean Keates: Walsall Players Should to Be Free to Perform 

13 Aug 18

Walsall have already entered two superb displays so far this campaign, taking all three points at home to Plymouth Argyle, and doing everything they could to win against Scunthorpe United last weekend.


Saddlers
Loan Watch: Slinn Starts as The Pics Hold Banbury United to a Draw 

13 Aug 18

19 year-old Slinn, who joined the Saddlers on a free transfer after being released by Port Vale at the end of last season, enjoyed a loan spell at Dales Lane towards the end of the 2017/18 campaign and will be keen to maximise his playing time…


Rugby
Championship relegation odds: Birmingham City, Bolton and Barnsley in shoot-out 

13 Aug 18

The latest odds of sides in the Championship being relegated to League One…


Saddlers
Jack Fitzwater: “Coming to Walsall Was a No-Brainer” 

13 Aug 18

The 20-year-old defender, who made sixteen appearances for the Saddlers after joining halfway through the campaign, is keen to prove his worth in a Walsall shirt before hopefully becoming a permanent fixture for the Baggies.


Sky Blues
Jim’s column 11.8.2018 

13 Aug 18

A major milestone is looming in Coventry City’s history as the appearance of the 1000th player to wear the club’s shirt approaches.


Saddlers
Walsall Players React to Saturday’s Draw With Scunthorpe United 

12 Aug 18

Dean Keates’ side were unlucky to leave Glanford Park with just a point as they created chance-after-chance but were only able to score from the spot as Zeli Ismail slotted home from twelve yards, levelling the scores after Lee Novak had put…


Saddlers
Keates Happy With Walsall’s Performance, But Disappointed By the Result 

12 Aug 18

Keates, who saw the Saddlers fall behind to Lee Novak’s strike early in the second-half, was relieved as his side were able to level the scores shortly after the hour mark but insisted that they should have taken all three points after creating…


Wolves
Wolves 2 Everton 2 

11 Aug 18

The poll Article to follow.


Saddlers
Audio: Keates Encouraged as Walsall and Scunthorpe Share the Spoils 

11 Aug 18

The manager, who saw his side bounce back from Lee Novak’s second-half opener to get back on level terms via Zeli Ismail’s 64th minute penalty, admitted that he was satisfied with the team’s performance but disappointed by the scoreline as …


Saddlers
Match Report: Scunthorpe United 1 Walsall 1 

11 Aug 18

Both the Saddlers and Iron arrived at this weekend’s match on the back of opening day victories, with the pair registering 2-1 victories over their respective opponents, and were keen to build upon their results as the faced-off at Glanford…


Sport
Lichfield City FC bounce back from midweek defeat by beating Littleton 

11 Aug 18

Lichfield City FC came from behind to secure a second win in three Midland Football League Division One games.


Sky Blues
Goalless at Kingsmeadow 

11 Aug 18

Coventry battled to their first point back in Sky Bet League One after a goalless draw with AFC Wimbledon at Kingsmeadow.


News
AFC Wimbledon v Coventry City 

11 Aug 18

Live coverage of Saturday’s League One game between AFC Wimbledon and Coventry City.


Saddlers
Youth Alliance: Walsall Take on Wigan Athletic Later This Morning 

11 Aug 18

The young Saddlers opened their 2018/19 campaign with an awayday draw against Fleetwood Town.


Saddlers
Walsall Supporters Can Enjoy Cut Price Visits to Rushall Olympic 

10 Aug 18

The deal, which will also benefit supporters of Aston Villa, Birmingham City, West Bromwich Albion, and Wolverhampton Wanderers, sees season ticket holders save £2 on matchday admission when they go and watch the Pics play.


Saddlers
Minutes From August’s Working Party Meeting 

10 Aug 18

The meeting saw several subjects discussed including, amongst others, the Supporters’ Trust, Disabled Supporters’ Association, Dean Keates’ newly established scouting system, the facilities at Banks’s Stadium, and much more.


Wolves
Whoosh! The Curtain Goes Up 

10 Aug 18

Recollections Of Opening Days In History Anticipation and excitement are at fever pitch as Wolves prepare to return to the Premier League stage tomorrow.







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