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8 August 2014

Ten Walsall facts ahead of the game

10 WALSALLFACTS

1: FOUNDED:1888

 2: NICKNAME:The Saddlers

3: HOME GROUND: Banks’s Stadium 

4: CAPACITY: 10,989 

5: MANAGER: Dean Smith 

6: ONE TO WATCH: Adam Chambers 

7: MOST APPEARANCES:Jimmy Walker (534) 1993-04, 2010–12

 8: LAST MATCH PLAYED:Walsall 0 Colchester United 1

9: FORM (LAST 6):Won 0 Drawn 2 Lost 4


10: *DID YOU KNOW?:  Two of the leading clubs in Walsall in the 1880s were Walsall Swifts (formed 1877) and Walsall Town (formed 1879). The Swifts were winners of the Birmingham Senior Cup in 1881, while the Town reached the 4th round (5th round modern equivalent) of the FA Cup in 1883. These clubs amalgamated as Walsall Town Swifts in 1888, becoming simply Walsall in 1895.

 

 

Source: Sky Sports Football Year Book*