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Football League Paper | James Wilson Named in the Team of the Day 

21 Aug

Walsall's on-loan Sheffield United defender James WIlson has been named in the Football League Paper's League One 'Team of the Day' following his superb display during Saturday afternoon's League One draw with Portsmouth.

Whitney Welcomes Mitchel Candlin’s Pro Deal 

21 Aug

Walsall manager Jon Whitney has spoken to club journalists following the news that young striker Mitchel Candlin had put pen-to-paper on a three-year professional contract, which will see him remain with the club until the summer of 2020.

Mitchel Candlin Signs First Professional Contract 

21 Aug

Walsall Football Club have confirmed that young striker Mitchel Candlin has penned his first professional contract, which will see him remain with the club until the summer of 2020.

Portsmouth v Walsall | Five things you may have missed 

20 Aug

Portsmouth v Walsall | Five things you may have missed Vitalfootball:Walsall:20/08/2017 21:28:00 An alternative look at Saturday's game...

Whitney Would Welcome Transfer Window Changes 

20 Aug

Walsall manager Jon Whitney has spoken to the local press and discussed the recent speculation surrounding a potential change to the Summer Transfer Window, which could see it close before the start of next season.

LOAN WATCH | Leamington 2 Stockport County 3 

20 Aug

Walsall midfielder Milan Butterfield is currently on loan to Vanarama National League North side Leamington.

AUDIO | Whitney – “I’m Disappointed Not to Win” 

19 Aug

Jon Whitney spoke to BBC WM Sportfollowing Saturday afternoon's League One draw with Portsmouth, and admitted that he was disappointed that his side didn't leave the match with all three points.

MATCH REPORT | Portsmouth 1 Walsall 1 

19 Aug

Walsall were back in action on Saturday afternoon as they took on last season's League Two champions Portsmouth at Fratton Park.

Whitney Still Keen to Add to His Squad 

19 Aug

Saddlers boss Jon Whitney has spoken to the local press ahead of Saturday afternoon's League One clash with Portsmouth, and has confirmed that he is looking to add 'one or two' more players to his squad, with particular attention being focused...

Walsall Face Port Vale Later This Morning 

19 Aug

Graham Biggs' Walsall Under 18s are back in Youth Alliance action later today as they make the short trip North to take on Port Vale Under-18s.

Whitney Looking Forward to Pompey Clash 

18 Aug

Walsall manager Jon Whitney has spoken to club journalists ahead of Saturday's League One clash with Portsmouth, and discussed his belief that the famous Fratton Park atmosphere could inspire his players to secure all three points.

Nicky Devlin Looking Forward to Fratton Park Trip 

18 Aug

Summer signing Nicky Devlin has spoken to club journalists ahead of Saturday's League One clash with Portsmouth and discussed his excitement at the prospect of playing in front of a bumper Fratton Park crowd.

Preston Departs as Contract Negotiations Come to an End 

17 Aug

Walsall Football Club have this afternoon confirmed that central defender Matt Preston, who was out of contract at the end of last season, has left the club after rejecting a new two-year deal over the summer.

Matt Preston to leave Walsall FC 

17 Aug

YOUNG defender Matt Preston has left Walsall FC after the club could not agree a new contract.

Team Player | Oztumer Hasn’t Set Goalscoring Target 

17 Aug

Walsall forward Erhun Oztumer has spoken to the press ahead of Saturday afternoon's League One clash with Portsmouth, and has revealed that despite hitting fifteen goals last season, he has not set a target for the current campaign.

TICKETS | v Rotherham United (A) 

17 Aug

Walsall Football Club have confirmed that tickets are now on sale for the Saddlers' League One match against Rotherham United,which will take place at the New York Stadium on Tuesday, 12th September, with kick-off scheduled for 7.45pm.

Former Nottingham Forest and Leicester City striker needs time… 

17 Aug

IT'S not just the backs of his ankles that have been Matty Fryatt's Achilles heel the last two years it's been other managers pushing him too hard, believes Walsall boss Jon Whitney.

West Bromwich Albion FC defender delighted with winning start… 

17 Aug

SHAUN Donnellan insists his early impressions of Walsall indicate they will be battling at the top end of League One, not the bottom.

Sheffield United FC’s slow start is an inspiration to playmaker 

17 Aug

'DON'T write us off' is Erhun Oztumer's early-season message insisting the Saddlers are good enough to build on last Saturday's first win of the campaign and mount a promotion push.

Fryatt Continues to Work on His Fitness as Whitney Considers Contract Offer 

16 Aug

As he and his team continue to prepare for next weekend's League One clash with Portsmouth, Walsall manager Jon Whitney has spoken to the local press and offered an update on the status of striker Matty Fryatt, who has been training with the...

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Run your team with the Manager app 

18 Aug

With the Manager app from Pitchero, you can manage admin effortlessly and run your team on the move.

Fixture is fundraiser for brave boy 

18 Aug

Rushall Olympic are looking forward to welcoming local hero and quadruple amputee Tommy Brown to their EVO-STIK League clash with Stalybridge Celtic on Saturday.


18 Aug

The 2018 academic year will see the introduction of Staffordshire University’s new Football Coaching and Performance Degree.

Wednesday’s South Division review 

17 Aug

Lincoln United were looking to build on last Saturday’s impressive win at Chasetown when they entertained EVO-STIK League South newcomers Peterborough Sports at Ashby Avenue on Wednesday night, writes Pitchero's Steve Whitney.


17 Aug

As a new introduction for the 2017/18 season, Staffordshire FA will be running a mid-week FA Level 1 Coaching Course in Hednesford.

U13s Wanderers seeking players 

16 Aug

Our U13s Wanderers are looking for boys in next school Year 8 to complete their squad.


15 Aug

We can all help children enjoy football more by creating the right environment.

Did debutants set new records? 

12 Aug

Chasetown's fans are wondering whether they've set new league and club records after fielding almost an entire team of debutants on the opening day of the 2017-18 EVO-STIK League season.

10th 100 Club member – Security Services!! 

11 Aug

The 10th member of our 100 Club is Security Services, who protect our own Long Lane ground.

Sponsors in seventh heaven 

11 Aug

Sponsors Crown Highways are in seventh heaven after renewing their partnership with EVO-STIK League Chasetown.

Pelsall Villa v Redditch Borough 12th August 2017 

11 Aug

Saturday 12th August KO 3pm Walsall Wood F.


9 Aug

England Women will play the first of two key World Cup qualifiers in Walsall in November.


9 Aug

The Football Association has today announced its intention to bid to host the 2021 UEFA European Women's Championship.

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Darlaston outclass competition to continue winning start to… 

16 Aug

Darlaston Town 4St Martins 2FOR the second successive league game a home crowd exceeding 100 witnessed Darlaston make it six points from two games with a comfortable win against Oswestry-based St Martins FC.

Darlaston shrug off pressure for first win 

9 Aug

Darlaston Town 1Old Wulfrunians 0THE football season got under way at the Paycare Ground with Darlaston picking up all three points in a tight affair against an excellent Old Wulfs side.

Baptism of fire for Willenhall youngsters in season opener 

9 Aug

Willenhall Town 0Allscott 5POSSIBLY the youngest Willenhall Town side in history were punished for individual errors in a game that didn't reflect the score line.

Firs finish off Town’s winning streak 

2 Aug

DARLASTON TOWN 2SMITHSWOOD FIRS 6A STUNNING four-goal salvo in the second half saw Midland League Smithswood Firs bring Darlaston's 6 game winning streak to an end at The Paycare Ground.

Darlaston dominate high-flying Coton 

26 Jul

DARLASTON TOWN 3COTON GREEN 1ON A pristine playing surface at The Paycare Ground a crowd of 100 witnessed Darlaston extend their pre-season winning sequence to five games against last season's Birnmingham County FA Vase finalists Coton Green...

Three in a row for new-look Darlaston 

19 Jul

WARSTONES 1DARLASTON TOWN 4IN FRONT of a strong travelling contingent of fans who made the trip to Penkridge, Darlaston made it three consecutive pre-season friendly wins on the road as they prepare ready for League action on Saturday 5 August...

New-look Darlaston ready for action 

12 Jul

IT'S FULL steam ahead at Darlaston Town as they prepare for the start of the new football season.

GB European Youth Olympics call for Walsall swimmer Alicia 

6 Jul

TEENAGE Pelsall swimmer Alicia Dingle makes her Great Britain debut at the European Youth Olympics later this month and hopes it's the first step towards the grandest stage of all.

Lyrics inspired by Wolves’ 1893 FA Cup final win over Everton 

30 Jun

FOLLOWING our story on the grave of Wolves FA Cup winner George Kinsey in Bugle 1288, Maureen Hunt of Fordhouses has passed on to us a verse that was written in celebration of that triumph in 1893, the first time that the club won the famous...

All Teams Renamed For 2017/18 Season 

28 Jun

All teams have been renamed ready for the new season.

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12 Feb

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Leek Prevail in Crucial Clash 

12 Feb

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5 Feb

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