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Dean Keates Frustrated as Potential Signings Choose to Go Elsewhere 

2 Aug

The manager, who was chatting to the press as the Saddlers took part in their regular pre-season Open Training Session, admitted that it has been a frustrating summer as he has struggled to recruit a central defender leaving his with just one...

Dean Keates Welcomes Joe Slinn to the Club 

1 Aug

19-year-old, Stoke-on-Trent born Slinn, will spend the entire 2018/19 campaign on loan to local Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Central side Rushall Olympic as Keates seeks to secure some much-needed first-team football for his latest summer...

Joe Slinn: “I Am Delighted to Be Here” 

1 Aug

19-year-old Slinn, who will spend the season on loan with local side Rushall Olympic - a team which he is familiar with thanks to a spell towards the end of last season - praised manager Dean Keates before discussing what he will be getting...

Goalkeeper Joe Slinn Joins on a One-Year Deal 

1 Aug

19-year-old, Stoke-on-Trent born Slinn is a product of the Port Vale youth system and rose through the ranks to sign his first professional contract in February 2017.

Keates Understands Fans’ Frustration as He Prepares to Explore the Loan Market 

1 Aug

Keates, who has already added Andy Cook, Chris Dunn, Josh Ginnelly, and Zeli Ismail to his squad, is keen to add at least two central defenders along with a midfielder and a striker to his side, and continues to work long hours in pursuit of...

Referees Given More Power to Punish Badly-Behaved Managers 

31 Jul

From the beginning of the 2018/19 campaign yellow and red cards will be shown to managers as part of a major shakeup to improve touchline behaviour.

Walsall 1 Burnley 4: Kouhyar Grabs a Consolation in Behind Closed Doors Clash 

31 Jul

The Saddlers named a young side to take on the Clarets and used the match as an opportunity to blood some of their players as they prepare for the upcoming EFL Youth Alliance campaign, which begins with an away trip to Fleetwood Town.

Plymouth Argyle Given More Tickets as Over 1,800 Fans Are Set to Make the Trip 

31 Jul

Argyle had already sold over 1,400 tickets for the match before the Saddlers agreed to further extend their allocation, meaning that away fans will now sit in both the University of Wolverhampton (Away) Stand and much of the St.

Walsall’s Development Side in Action This Afternoon 

31 Jul

The Clarets, who are in Lilleshall for a pre-season training camp, will also be facing the Saddlers' local rivals Wolverhampton Wanderers on later this weekn as they prepare for their upcoming campaign.

Jon Guthrie Happy to Wait For New Defensive Partner 

31 Jul

26-year-old Guthrie, who played every minute of first-team football after joining the club from Crewe Alexandra at the start of last season, isn't concerned about the lack of defensive signings and is confident that whoever does join the squad...

Cardiff City Linked With Watford Striker Troy Deeney 

31 Jul

30-year-old, Birmingham-born Deeney is no stranger to transfer speculation - having been linked with a variety of clubs over recent years - and is understood to be keen to remain with Watford and fight for his place in Javi Gracia's starting...

Plymouth Argyle Close to Selling Out Their Increased Ticket Allocation 

30 Jul

Plymouth are also hopeful of securing more tickets with the first match of the season set to attract a bumper away following as we return to club football following a summer which saw England reach the Semi-Finals of the FIFA World Cup, for...

Keates Set to Explore the Loan Market as Season Opener Edges Ever Closer 

30 Jul

Keates, who currently has just one fit central defender to select from, is said to be keen to add two defenders, a midfielder, and a striker to his side before the Transfer Window closes, but is struggling to get players over the line with ...

Injury Update: Ginnelly Returns as Dunn Misses Out 

30 Jul

The manager, who had seen his side secure victory over their hosts thanks to goals from Nicky Devlin and Andy Cook, admitted that he'd protected Ginnelly over the last few weeks and also confirmed that Chris Dunn missed out after developing...

Walsall Linked With Manchester United Defender Regan Poole 

30 Jul

Cardiff-born Poole is a product of the Cardiff City and Newport County youth systems and, after breaking through to the Exiles first-team during the 2014/15 campaign, went on to join the Red Devils in September 2015.

Dean Keates: “I Think We Deserved the Win” 

30 Jul

Keates, who saw his side struggle during the opening stages of the game before growing into the contest and eventually going on to deserve the win, admitted that he know the match would be a test but was happy as they rounded off their pre-...

Match Report: Cheltenham Town 1 Walsall 2 

28 Jul

Dean Keates' Saddlers arrive at this match on the back of their recent victory over Ajax Amsterdam, a result which saw summer signing Andy Cook grab a goal in either half to secure a famous victory at Banks's Stadium.

Dean Keates to Make Final Decision on Trialist Duo Next Week 

28 Jul

The manager, who, despite releasing all other trialists in the aftermath of the team's famous victory over Ajax has allowed the duo to remain with the squad for the last week, is expected to offer the duo contracts as he desperately needs to...

Tickets: v Cheltenham Town (A) – Pay on the Gate 

27 Jul

The match, which will be the Saddlers' final pre-season clash ahead of the upcoming League One campaign, rounds of a schedule which has seen Dean Keates' side take on the likes of Rushall Olympic, Stoke City, Aston Villa, and Ajax Amsterdam...

Liam Roberts Itching to Get the Season Underway 

27 Jul

Walsall-born Roberts, who forced his way into the starting line-up last season after ousting then first choice Mark Gillespie, insisted that both he and Dunn are working hard to get the nod for the season-opening clash with Plymouth Argyle...

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Girl footballers wanted. 

31 Jul

The Club is looking for enthusiastic girls to complete squads at the following age groups: – U10s – school Years 4 and 5 U12s – school Years 6 and 7 U13s – school Years 7 and 8 U14s – school Years 8 and 9 U15s...

Managers for U7s and U8s boys wanted. 

29 Jul

We have had so much demand for players joining new teams that we are looking for enthusiastic individuals who would like to manage more new teams at the following age groups: – Under 7s boys Under 8s boys The club will provide coaching...

Welcome new players, parents and managers. 

16 Jul

A huge welcome to our new teams.

Wildcats on show!! 

13 Jul

Pictured below 21 of our 25 Wildcats who attend our Tuesday Centre at Long Lane each week.

U11s Allstars after players 

13 Jul

Our U11s Allstars (18/19 season) are looking for players.

World Cup at the clubhouse 

7 Jul

It’s comi….

2018/19 Affiliation numbers. 

27 Jun

Mens Section  – U-STA1771 Boys Section – U-STA1772 Ladies Section ­ U-STA1774 Girls Section –  U-STA1773...

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...

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All Teams Renamed For 2018/19 Season 

Colron FC 8 Jul

All teams have been renamed ready for the new season.

Colron Presentation Evening 2018 At Villa Park 

Colron FC 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...

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Rugby »

Exciting times ahead for the Senior section in 2018/19 

Willenhall RFC 18 Jul


Meet the new Seniors headcoach 

Willenhall RFC 7 Jul

Old boy returns.

Walsall United Just Fail to Lift the Cup 

Walsall RFC 29 Apr

Bridgnorth 2nd XV 22 Walsall United 17...

Walsall Denied Final Game Victory 

Walsall RFC 22 Apr

Walsall 28 Crew & Nantwich 34...

Woeful Display by Walsall 

Walsall RFC 16 Apr

Cleobury Mortimer 34 Walsall 30...

League Champions Pushed All the Way 

Walsall RFC 8 Apr

Walsall 21 Whitchurch 36...

Hard work pays off 

Walsall RFC 26 Mar

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

An Entertaining Encounter at Delves Road 

Walsall RFC 25 Mar

Walsall 35 Vesyans 22...

Walsall Fail to Hang on in the Snow 

Walsall RFC 18 Mar

Walsall 9 Spartans 13...

Late Score Secures Win for Walsall 

Walsall RFC 11 Mar

Tamworth 28 Walsall 29...

Nico shines for Walsall 

Walsall RFC 18 Feb

Saltleians 5 Walsall 24...

Disastrous Day for Walsall 

Walsall RFC 12 Feb

Whitchurch 64 Walsall 0...

Walsall Gain Welcomed Win in the Mud 

Walsall RFC 4 Feb

Walsall 15 Newcastle 8...

Another Defeat for Walsall 

Walsall RFC 28 Jan


Walsall Struggle Again 

Walsall RFC 14 Jan

Walsall 20 Leek 33...

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