Club Profile


A club that has rarely even sniffed the second tier, Walsall is a friendly and casual day out, if not the most exciting.

LOCATION: Walsall is in the West Midlands, about 30 minutes from Birmingham by train.

CONTACT:, 01922651414, #Saddlers

NICKNAMES: The Saddlers, because the town was once famous for making saddles


Here’s a funny stat that probably tells you a lot about Walsall Football Club and their place in the English game: At several points in its history, the Football League has reorganized itself and added new tiers; thus has Walsall managed to be founder members of the second, third and fourth tiers of the game! During the 1980s, when two different…


Technically, any game between Wolverhampton, West Bromwich Albion and Walsall is a Black Country Derby, but Walsall have played in just 30 of those, and none since 2014. More in their league and neighborhood are Port Vale, Shrewsbury Town and Coventry

Women's Team

Walsall Women are in the West Midlands Regional Women’s Football League at tier 6. Check the club’s website for fixture


The teams come out to “Fanfare for the Common Man,” which honestly seems a bit


Bescot Stadium, officially known as Banks’s because a local brewery sponsors it, is largely a generic League Two stadium: three sides have supporting pillars in front of about 15 rows of plastic seats. But the fourth side, the Homeserve End behind a goal, is a big, modern, two-tiered thing that looks completely out of place. The away fans will be…

Going to a Game at Walsall

GETTING THERE: As stated above, it’s just a few not-so-scenic minutes’ walk from the Bescot Stadium train station, which is reached by West Midlands Trains from Birmingham New Street. It’s a 30-minute trip. PUBS: The Saddlers Club at the ground seems to have closed during the pandemic; perhaps it will be back soon. Otherwise, there’s really…

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