Vital Football

Latest Walsall FC News

125th Anniversary Match Update

125th Anniversary Match Update


Walsall Football Club celebrate our 125th year as a football club and tomorrows game with Aston Villa is one for celebration as we play host to the side we first met as an established football league club back in 1888.

At 6.30pm - former Walsall manager Ray Graydon and Saddlers legend, Mick Kearns will unveil a commemorative plaque to mark our 125th anniversary.

At 7pm - Ray Graydon will attend the Bescot Bar to speak to supporters and reminisce of our great achievements under his stewardship.

Also tomorrow night we welcome three managers that achieved promotion with the Saddlers - Tommy Coakley, Chris Nicholl and Ray Graydon.

We also welcome back former players; Albert McPherson, Jimmy McMorran, Jimmy McEwan Stan Jones, Mick Evans, Ken Hodgkisson, George Meek, Keith Ball, Andy Reece, Jack Bridgett, George Dean, Alan Roper, Alec Jackson, Ian Roper and Kenny Mower.

In addition to former managers and players, we remember the Saddlers who are sadly no longer with us and welcome special guests - Robin Alsop (the son of one of our greatest-ever players) Gilbert Alsop, Joan Richards is the widow of Saddlers` legend, Tony Richards and Annie Allman is the widow of one of the most prolific writers and historians of Walsall FC, Geoff Allman.

All the guests mentioned above will be unveiled to the crowd at half time to give both Walsall and Aston Villa fans the chance to show their appreciation to past legends of both clubs.

Tickets for this match are still on sale and admission is £12 (adults) and £6 (concessions) for all areas of the stadium.



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Kev
Date:Tuesday July 30 2013
Time: 9:50PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Walsall Articles

Whitney looking for points

Walsall manager Jon Whitney is looking to build on Saturday's victory against Peterborough.

Morris ready to step up

Walsall's Kieron Morris is hoping to impress after his first start in months against Peterborough United.

Oztumer delighted with home form

Playmaker Oztumer describes the Saddlers' recent home form as 'scary'.

More Reliable Than A League 1 Octopus? (22/2/17)

Time for the new special computer that crunches the numbers to determine the final League One positions for 2016/17.

Archived Vital Saddlers Articles

Vital Saddlers articles from

Site Journalists

TP1992
Editor email
Profile
Kev
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Where Will Walsall Finish?
Suggested By:
Automatic Promotion8%
Play Offs22%
Mid Table Medicority50%
Relegation20%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Sheff Utd 33 19 8 6 65 24
2 Scunthorpe 32 17 9 6 60 25
3 Bolton 31 17 7 7 58 19
4 Fleetwood 33 16 10 7 58 15
5 Southend 33 14 11 8 53 11
6 Bradford 33 12 16 5 52 11
7 Millwall 32 14 9 9 51 7
8 Rochdale 31 14 6 11 48 4
9 Peterborough 33 13 8 12 47 1
10 Oxford 31 13 7 11 46 5
11 Bristol Rovers 33 12 10 11 46 -2
12 Walsall 33 11 13 9 46 -2
13 Charlton 32 9 15 8 42 6
14 Wimbledon 32 9 13 10 40 0
15 Northampton 33 11 7 15 40 -4
16 MK Dons 32 10 9 13 39 0
17 Shrewsbury 33 10 8 15 38 -11
18 Gillingham 33 8 12 13 36 -10
19 Oldham 33 8 11 14 35 -12
20 Bury 33 9 7 17 34 -11
21 Port Vale 31 8 10 13 34 -16
22 Swindon 33 7 9 17 30 -18
23 Chesterfield 33 7 7 19 28 -21
24 Coventry 32 5 10 17 25 -21
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Walsall Results (view all)

Walsall Fixtures (view all)

Feb 25 2017 3:00PM : AFC Wimbledon (a)
Sky Bet League One
Feb 28 2017 7:45PM : Chesterfield (H)
Sky Bet League One
Mar 4 2017 3:00PM : Oldham Athletic (H)
Sky Bet League One
Mar 11 2017 3:00PM : Charlton Athletic (a)
Sky Bet League One
Mar 14 2017 7:45PM : Fleetwood Town (H)
Sky Bet League One
Mar 18 2017 3:00PM : Southend United (a)
Sky Bet League One
Vital Football Comment