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Dean Keates Happy to Begin The Season at Home 

21 Jun

The Saddlers will follow their opening day clash with Derek Adams' Pilgrims with a trip to North Lincolnshire, where they will take on Nick Daws' Scunthorpe United a week later and Keates insisted he is looking forward to the season getting...

Manager Urges Patience as Transfer Targets Continue to Bide Their Time 

21 Jun

Keates has already added former Tranmere Rovers striker Andy Cook, ex-Burnley prospect Josh Ginnelly and former Wrexham goalkeeper Chris Dunn to his squad and is still working hard to secure new signings ahead of the opening day clash with ...

Walsall to Begin the Season at Home to Plymouth Argyle 

21 Jun

This season the Saddlers will face teams such as Barnsley, Burton Albion and Sunderland, who dropped down to League One following their relegation from the Championship, while teams such as Accrington Stanley, Coventry City, Luton Town and ...

Stoke City (H): Tickets Now on Sale 

20 Jun

Saddlers supporters have initially been allocated the newly named HomeServe Stand and Main Stand.

Carabao Cup: Fixture Date & Ticket Prices Confirmed 

20 Jun

The clash will give new arrival Andy Cook a swift opportunity to revisit his old haunt as he'll be returning to the Wirral just a few short weeks after leaving the region in favour of a move to Walsall.

Chris Dunn Backed to Push Liam Roberts For the Starting Spot 

20 Jun

Keates, who is keen to add stability to the squad ahead of the opening game of the season, insisted that Dunn has not been signed to make up the numbers, and expects the stopper, who also played for the likes of Northampton Town, Coventry City...

Banks’s Stadium: Stand Names Confirmed 

19 Jun

Long-serving club sponsors HomeServe have taken over naming rights to the stadium's only two-tiered stand with their name now prominently facing the busiest stretch of the infamous M6 motorway, meaning that the Main Stand, which is still sponsored...

Chief Scout Gary Jenkins Praised as Keates’ Backroom Rebuild Continues 

19 Jun

Jenkins, who worked for the likes of Crewe Alexandra and Blackpool before joining the Saddlers, took up the role after Keates revealed his desire to build a scouting network which will include several of the club's former pro's.

Liam Kinsella Keen to Concentrate on Midfield Role 

19 Jun

22-year-old Kinsella, who made twenty-four first-team appearances last season, is keen to concentrate his efforts on a midfield role after achieving success in that position, even making appearances for the Republic of Ireland.

Chris Dunn: “I’m Really Excited to Get Underway” 

19 Jun

The towering 6’5” London-born stopper, who along with amassing over fifty National League appearances with Wrexham, has played in the EFL for Northampton Town, Coventry City, Yeovil Town and Cambridge United, making over 240 appearances since...

Goalkeeper Chris Dunn Joins on a One-Year Deal 

19 Jun

30-year-old Dunn, who joins the Saddlers on a free transfer following the expiration of his Dragons deal, kept fifteen clean sheets in thirty-five first-team appearances for the Racecourse Ground side last season, helping them set a new club...

Introducing the New HomeServe Stand 

18 Jun

The stand, which was previously known as the Tile Choice Stand and is seen by millions of drivers on the M6 motorway every year, has now been rebranded in the company’s famous red colours and renamed the 'HomeServe Stand'.

EFL: Invited Under-21 Teams Confirmed for 2018/19 Checkatrade Trophy 

18 Jun

The young Gunners will join Under-21 sides from Premier League rivals Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea in next year’s competition, which will continue in its current format with the country’s leading Category One Academies looking...

Pre-Season: Walsall to Host Stoke City Ahead of 2018/19 Campaign 

18 Jun

The Saddlers, who were already scheduled to take on Rushall Olympic, Cheltenham Town, Aston Villa and Ajax, have confirmed that they will play host to recently-relegated Stoke City on Saturday, 14th July, with kick-off scheduled for 3.00pm...

HomeServe Confirm Sponsorship of the Former Gilbert Alsop Stand 

18 Jun

Earlier in June it was confirmed that after seven years of stand sponsorship Tile Choice had opted to switch their attention to the club's LED screens, which are situated on the busiest stretch of the M6, leaving a large sponsorship opportunity...

Walsall Cut Costs With Energy Bill Negotiation 

18 Jun

According to the energy consultancy firm 'Fidelity Energy' they have been able to negotiate the club's current energy deals and were able to cut the bills by a substantial amount, providing a boost to the club's bottom line.

Jack Fitzwater: Former Walsall Loanee Pens New West Brom Deal 

17 Jun

The 20-year-old defender, who netted three goals in fifteen first-team appearances for the Saddlers last season, became a crucial member of the first-team during his six-month stay at Banks's Stadium and was a player Walsall manager Dean Keates...

Walsall Scholar Agrees Leeds United Switch 

16 Jun

Shergill, who was released by recently-relegated West Bromwich Albion at the end of last season, was due to begin a two-year scholarship with the Saddlers at the start of July but will now join the Peacocks after the two clubs agreed terms...

Andy Cook ‘Shocked’ as he Prepares to Make a Swift Return to Tranmere 

15 Jun

27-year-old Cook, who scored twenty-eight goals in forty-five first-team appearances for Rovers last season including bagging a goal during the side's National League Play-Off Final victory over Boreham Wood, will officially join the Saddlers...

Carabao Cup: Round One Draw 

15 Jun

It was confirmed that the Saddlers will be making the trip to the Wirral where they will take on Micky Mellon's recently-promoted Tranmere Rovers at Prenton Park.

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Summer Holiday Camp announced 

12 Jun

The Club is delighted to announce details of a week long football camp on Monday July 30th until Friday August 3rd.

U15s JAguars (18/19 season) looking for players. 

12 Jun

We have anew U15s (18/19 season) – Wyrley Jaguars – who are looking for committed players as they enter the Walsall Junior Youth League.

First Tournament weekend a massive success. 

11 Jun

The first weekend of the club’s annual tournament was a great success!! The ordered warm weather arrived! Matches went completely to schedule with everything cleared away by 5.00 on Sunday afternoon.

Under 13s Phoenix (18/19) looking for players 

4 Jun

Our U13s Phoenix (18/19 season) are looking to add a couple of players to complete their squad.

U12s Wildcats Girls looking for players. 

4 Jun

Wyrley Wildcats U12s moving to U13s We play for Wyrley Juniors (2nd time winners of UK community club of the year.

7 million hits – thank you!! 

28 May

The website has received its 7 millionth hit yesterday – thank you all for your support...

Mens Reserves 18/19 seeking players 

23 May

Our newly created Mens Reserves team is looking for players to join ts ranks – please see the flyer below.

Players wanted for U18s girls 18/19 season 

23 May

COMMITTED PLAYERS WANTED! Wyrley Wanderers U18 Ladies finished 3 RD in the Shropshire/Staffordshire U18 League last season.

Tournament has limited spaces left! 

23 May

The Club’s 21st annual tournament, with 121 teams taking part is almost full! We only have the following spaces left: – June 9th U6s boys – FULL U8s boys – FULL U10s boys – FULL U14s boys – FULL June 10th...

Afternoon Tea Party – 22nd July 

23 May

We have a fundraiser at our Long Lane clubhouse on the afternoon of July 22nd.

Players wanted for new U11s team. 

20 May

The club is creating a new U11s team for next season.

U9s seek manager/coach for 18/19 season. 

20 May

The Club is looking for a keen individual who would like to take on a group of U9s (next season’s age) who have played together for 2 seasons.

Players and teams wanted 

12 May

The club will be creating at least 5 new teams from its Girls Wildcats Centre and Boys Development Centre next season.

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Colron Presentation Evening 2018 At Villa Park 

23 May

Please see managers for tickets- tickets are priced at £8 each - Colron players are already paid for.

Exclusive: Matty Fryatt on goals, glory, Walsall, Merson and the injury that wrecked his career 

16 Feb

After announcing his retirement last week, former Walsall star Matty Fryatt spoke exclusively to Saddlers reporter Michael Beardmore.

Walsall 4 Doncaster Rovers 2 – Saddlers down dire Donny 

13 Feb

Walsall hit the goal trail to move closer to League One safety.

Stoke City and West Bromwich Albion loans impress – in Five Things We Learned from Walsall 1 MK Dons 0 

5 Feb

Loan rangers and substitution scepticism were among the issues to arise as the Saddlers claimed a crucial win to ease their drop fears.

Stoke City loan striker bags vital winner – Walsall 1 MK Dons 0 

3 Feb

New loanee Ngoy helps Walsall edge vital relegation six-pointer.

Arsenal, Stoke City and West Bromwich Albion youngsters join Walsall on deadline day loan deals 

1 Feb

Walsall have put their faith in a young squad to get them out of relegation danger.

Ex-Birmingham City loan player set to join Walsall from Arsenal – reports 

31 Jan

Young centre back returning to fitness...

Blackburn Rovers 3 Walsall 1 – Danny’s double downs Saddlers 

30 Jan

Danny Graham's first-half brace was too much of a mountain for Walsall to climb at impressive Blackburn.

Aston Villa scouting report: The fab four destined for claret and blue stardom 

23 Jan

Aston Villa's young guns dominated West Brom at Walsall's Bescot Stadium last night...

Manager has his say on West Brom’s Glasgow Rangers target 

19 Jan

Teenage striker Tyler Roberts is in demand but Walsall boss says he needs more 'proper' football.

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Rugby »

Walsall United Just Fail to Lift the Cup 

29 Apr

Bridgnorth 2nd XV 22 Walsall United 17...

Walsall Denied Final Game Victory 

22 Apr

Walsall 28 Crew & Nantwich 34...

Woeful Display by Walsall 

16 Apr

Cleobury Mortimer 34 Walsall 30...

League Champions Pushed All the Way 

8 Apr

Walsall 21 Whitchurch 36...

Hard work pays off 

26 Mar

Another testing game shows our U16's growing confidence and team spirit.

An Entertaining Encounter at Delves Road 

25 Mar

Walsall 35 Vesyans 22...

Walsall Fail to Hang on in the Snow 

18 Mar

Walsall 9 Spartans 13...

Late Score Secures Win for Walsall 

11 Mar

Tamworth 28 Walsall 29...

Nico shines for Walsall 

18 Feb

Saltleians 5 Walsall 24...

Disastrous Day for Walsall 

12 Feb

Whitchurch 64 Walsall 0...

Walsall Gain Welcomed Win in the Mud 

4 Feb

Walsall 15 Newcastle 8...

Another Defeat for Walsall 

28 Jan


Walsall Struggle Again 

14 Jan

Walsall 20 Leek 33...

Walsall Disappoint at Kidder 

7 Jan

Kidderminster 21 Walsall 13...

Walsall Shine in the Mud 

18 Dec

Walsall 39 Cleobury Mortimer 0...

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