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We’re all to blame says Walsall’s Mal Benning 

23 Apr

Mal Benning today said every player must take responsibility for Walsall’s failed play-off bid – and not just the club’s strikers.

Sheffield United ace admits his Blades future is up in the air 

23 Apr

FEBIAN Brandy admits he is unsure about his future at Sheffield United but wants his Bramall Lane status sorted out as soon as possible.


23 Apr

As reported earlier, late on Tuesday evening social media was abuzz with the inspirational story of Burntwood teenager Stephen Sutton , a young man who initially diagnosed with cancer inSeptember2010, but after several years oftreatment,hasbeen...


23 Apr

Late on Tuesday evening social media was abuzz with the inspirational story of Burntwood teenager Stephen Sutton , a young man who has been diagnosed with incurable cancer.

Bescot Blog: Hillsborough tributes put our worries into… 

22 Apr

Since I last wrote, the Saddlers have played nine matches, resulting in two wins, five draws and two defeats.

Saddlers boss: Back to our best against Gillingham but finishing… 

22 Apr

WALSALL'S 1-1 draw with Gillingham took place on Easter Monday but it could well have been Groundhog Day as far as Saddlers boss Dean Smith was concerned.


22 Apr

Following yesterday's Sky Bet League One match between Walsall and Gillingham, here are the highlights...

Smith Reflects On Mondays Draw 

22 Apr

Smith Reflects On Mondays Draw Vitalfootball:Walsall:22/04/2014 10:24:00 Boss at a loss as to how we didnt beat Gillingham...

Walsall 1-1 Gillingham – Report 

22 Apr

Walsall 1-1 Gillingham - Report Vitalfootball:Walsall:22/04/2014 09:46:00 Walsall dominate a game but fail to take all three points - story of our season.

Dean Smith targets new striker for Walsall FC 

22 Apr

Dean Smith today admitted finding a new striker will be a priority for Walsall this summer – after welcoming a £50,000 boost to the Saddlers coffers.

Febian Brandy: Walsall have misfired 

22 Apr

Goalscorer Febian Brandy today admitted Walsall have paid the price for not killing teams off – after admitting yesterday’s draw with Gillingham felt like a defeat.

Title sealed for Wolves, Villa and Albion prepare survival bid and another rebuild at Walsall? 

22 Apr

Listen to the latest Express Star podcast as we review the weekend's action and talking points.

Same old story as Walsall draw with Gillingham – match analysis 

22 Apr

Walsall should know exactly why they haven’t made the play-offs this season – they keep being reminded of it almost every week.


21 Apr

With the 2013/14 Sky Bet League One season drawing to a somewhat disappointing close, we'd like to know what you think Walsall Football Club need in-terms of players to help them rise up the table.

WIN Club Legends Cup Tickets 

21 Apr

WIN Club Legends Cup Tickets Vitalfootball:Walsall:21/04/2014 19:06:00 Family pass to giveaway to see Walsall legends take on the rest of the Midlands...


21 Apr

Following Bank Holiday Monday's Sky Bet League One match between Walsall and visitors Gillingham, Bescot Banter columnist James Rhodes shares his match report; The Saddlers made several changes to the starting line up to the team that played...


21 Apr

Here are the statistics following this afternoon's Sky Bet League One match between Walsall and today's visitors, Gillingham; Walsall 1 Gillingham 1 (Brandy 55' - McDonald 84') (H/T: 0-0) Attendance:3,890 (323 Gillingham) Referee: Darren Sheldrake...

Walsall 1 Gillingham 1 – late equaliser robs Saddlers of win 

21 Apr

Walsall 1 Gillingham 1 Skybet League One Walsall's failure to make their superiority count once again came back to bite them in the backside as a late Gillingham equaliser robbed them of victory.

Walsall Team News In v (Gillingham) 

21 Apr

Walsall Team News In v (Gillingham) Vitalfootball:Walsall:21/04/2014 14:35:00 Benning, Lalkovic and Westcarr return to starting X1...

Walsall v Gillingham – Preview 

21 Apr

Walsall v Gillingham - Preview Vitalfootball:Walsall:21/04/2014 14:29:00 We welcome Gillingham to The Banks's Stadium with neither side with anything to play for other than pride.

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Non-league football »

New Dates for Basic Referees Courses – Book now 

23 Apr

Anyone over the age of 14 can become a referee.

Port Vale Community Trust Wednesday Night Disability Football Drop-In Session 

23 Apr

The Port Vale Community Trust is delighted to reveal a new football session which is aimed at young people and adults who have a disability.


22 Apr

Get your coach seats booked for the Pics' Staffs Senior Cup Final trip to Port Vale FC.

FA Coaching for Girls’ teams 

22 Apr

The Club has organised Staffs FA Tesco Skills coaching for 4 weeks commencing next Tuesday 29th April for it’s Girls Academy, Under 10s and U11s girls’ teams at our Long Lane clubhouse.


22 Apr


Staffs FA Youth Award Module 2 Announced 

22 Apr

Staffordshire FA are delighted to announce an upcoming FA Youth Award Module 2 Course for September 2014.


22 Apr

Supported by Eccleshall Eagles JFC and other Staffordshire Clubs.

Easter goal feast for Rushall as Frickley and Witton are blown… 

22 Apr

RUSHALL OLYMPIC 4 FRICKLEY ATHLETIC 1 Evo-Stik Northern League Premier Division RUSHALL bounced back from back-to-back league defeats in fine style to record a convincing home victory over relegation-threatened Frickley.

Chasetown FC show fighting spirit to earn a point at Romulus 

22 Apr

Lee Smith scores an own goal to put Chasetown level.

Ahmet Bilgimer in fine form as Lichfield City FC scoop four Easter points 

22 Apr

Two games, three days and four goals – not a bad return for Lichfield City FC striker Ahmet Bilgimer.


22 Apr


26/04/14 Black Country Rangers vs Willenhall Town WMRL ko 3pm 

21 Apr

The Lockmens battle with the drop sees them visit BCR - run by controversial Paul Garner - so much at stake for the Lockmen on Saturday.

19/04/14 Willenhall Town 2 – 0 Shifnal Town 

21 Apr

Goals from Alex Carlin and Jamel Fuller in the opening 20 mins, wrapped up the game, and moved the Reds out of the bottom two.

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Other Walsall sport »

Stafford’s Olympic archer Alison Williamson retires 

23 Apr

Stafford's record Olympic archer Alison Williamson today announced her retirement from the sport.

Do you know this Black Country racing dog from days gone by? 

23 Apr

BUGLE reader Mark R.

The Big Interview: Martin Swain speaks to Moeen Ali 

19 Apr

When he stops to think about it for a moment, it occurs to Moeen Ali that failure has been the making of him.

Troubled Jonathan Trott decides to take extended break from cricket 

18 Apr

Jonathan Trott today admitted he needs to take another break from cricket after a recurrence of the anxiety issues that forced him to leave the Ashes series.

Dudley & Cradley HeathFootball League 

18 Apr

Thursday April 10 2014Premier DivisionBush Athletic 7 - 3 Sedgley White LionDivision 1Forest Falcons 0 - 2 Hadcroft RoversJohn Higham Memorial TrophyGroup 1Barley Mow Wanderers 3 - 3 Kewford Eagles SeniorsFriday 11th April 2014 KO 7.30pmDalley...

Tai Woffinden set to play in Jody Craddock’s testimonial game at Molineux 

17 Apr

World Speedway Champion Tai Woffinden is set to swap his racing suit for football boots next month.

Doog’s biggest fan seeks rare programme from Darlaston FA Cup… 

17 Apr

RECENT publicity about the re-emergence of Darlaston Town has reached as far as Liverpool.

Joyce seeks calendar shake-up after more world qualifying woe 

17 Apr

WALSALL snooker star Mark Joyce has called on the game's bosses to take a serious look at the congested calendar after failing to get 'the monkey off his back' at the World Championship qualifiers.

Gethin to defend British title against Mathews at Liverpool… 

15 Apr

MARTIN Gethin's British lightweight title will now be on the line when he faces Derry Mathews at the Liverpool Olympia on Saturday, May 10.

Easter 2014 Closures 

14 Apr

  Updated 14th April 2014 The following Clubs will be closed over the Easter period: Bewdley  will be closed on Saturday 19th April 2014.

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Rugby »

Staffordshire Colts Cup FInal 

17 Apr

Willenhall Colts V Stoke Colts Staffordshire Cup Final 26/4/14 Kick Off 1pm...

Lichfield RUFC development side complete league and cup double 

16 Apr

Having clinched the league title the week before, Lichfield RUFC’s development team just about held on to win their league cup final against Bournville.

Lichfield RUFC prove too tough for struggling Old Laurentian 

16 Apr

Lichfield RUFC showed no mercy at Old Laurentian as they prevented the hosts from securing points they desperately needed to secure their league status.

Four defeats on spin as Walsall end with Berkswell defeat 

15 Apr

WALSALL RFC 20 BERKSWELL AND BALSALL 26 Midlands One West WALSALL'S final league game of the season proved to be another disappointment as they suffered a fourth successive defeat, this time to a Berskwell side who were relegated despite their...

Colts – Colts make the Final of the Staffs Plate 

14 Apr

Wolverhampton 12 Walsall 15...

Under 14\’s – Walsall Under 14′s V Birmingham Solihull 

14 Apr

Walsall Win in the Sunshine...

1st XV – Final Game Defeat for Walsall 

13 Apr

Walsall 20 Berkswell & Balsall 26...

Under 8\’s – Sunday 30th March 2014 – Sutton Coldfield 

10 Apr

One of toughest fixtures this season...

Walsall slip to defeat against motivated Barkers outfit 

8 Apr

BARKERS BUTTS 27 WALSALL 20 Midlands One West WALSALL'S end-of-season slump in form continued as they lost their third successive league game.

Lichfield RUFC’s pace and power too much for Market Bosworth 

8 Apr

Lichfield RUFC’s final home game of the season saw a bumper 500-plus crowd enjoy a 65-19 triumph over Market Bosworth.

Disappointment for Burntwood RUFC in final home game 

8 Apr

Burntwood RUFC’s final home league match of the season went the way of the form book with top of the table Veseyans taking all five points.

1st XV – Walsall Sunk by Counter Attacks 

6 Apr

Barkers Butts 27 Walsall 20...

Under 13\’s – Walsall v Dudley Kingswinford 

6 Apr

A fast start to an enjoyable game.

Lichfield RUFC’s development side closing in on league title 

2 Apr

Lichfield RUFC’s development team took another big step towards clinching their own league title with a fine away win at Malvern.

Lichfield RUFC come out on top in tough battle at Malvern 

2 Apr

Lichfield RUFC secured a 33-12 victory at struggling Malvern despite a strong showing from the home side.

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