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Issue #19: Two Arrivals & One Departure in WS1

The Club has confirmed the arrival of a defender and a striker, whilst a forward has also departed after agreeing terms with a new club.


Issue #18: A Change in Ownership!

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#17: Released & Retained

Along with the departures from WS1, on-loan Leicester City winger Tyrese Shade confirmed he will be leaving the Foxes in the summer.


Issue #16: Michael Flynn Appointed

The club has appointed Michael Flynn as new Head Coach.


Issue #15: Matt Taylor SACKED!

After suffering their seventh defeat in as many games, the club has parted ways with Head Coach Matthew Taylor, with chairman Leigh Pomlett also confirming who will take charge in the short-term.


Issue #14: News From the Fans Forum & FA Cup Draws

We now know who the Super Saddlers will be facing in the Second Round of the Emirates FA Cup.Matthew Taylor’s side secured a spot in Monday evening’s draw by defeating National League strugglers King’s Lynn Town by a goal to nil on Saturday afternoon, as Bren…


Issue #13: Walsall Win!

It has finally happened!The Saddlers secured their first win of the season as they defeated visitors Stevenage by a goal-to-nil on Saturday afternoon.Striking with just five minutes on the clock, summer signing Conor Wilkinson helped his team take maximum poi…


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Issue #11: More New Arrivals in WS1

The club has confirmed their sixth and seventh signing of the summer as Matthew Taylor's first-team squad continues to take shape.


Issue #10: Brendan Arrives at the Banks's

The club have confirmed their fifth signing of the summer as Harrogate Town winger Brendan Kiernan has agreed terms on a two-year deal.


Issue #9: Busy at the Banks's

Friday was a busy day at Banks's Stadium as the club confirmed a new arrival, the extension of a defender's deal, and the scheduling of two pre-season friendlies.


Issue #8: Monthé is a Saddler!

The Saddlers have secured their third signing of the summer as Tranmere Rovers defender Manny Monthé has agreed terms on a two-year deal with the club.


Issue #7: Joss Joins!

The Saddlers announced their second signing of the summer at the weekend as Newport County captain Joss Labadie agreed terms on a two-year deal at Banks's Stadium.


Issue #6: Wilkinson Signs!

The Saddlers have confirmed their first signing of the summer!Here we confirm the news of his impending switch to WS1, before getting quotes from head coach Matty Taylor and Conor himself.We also pay a visit to Walsall vlogger Seb Taylor to see what he makes …


Issue #5: A New Man Takes Charge

The Saddlers have confirmed that Tottenham Hotspur Under-18s coach Matthew Taylor will become the club's new Head Coach.The experienced 39-year-old is tasked with rebuilding the squad following last season's worst-ever finish and will be joined in the dugout …


Issue #4: Dutton Departs

Walsall FC have confirmed that Head Coach Brian Dutton has left the club with immediate effect.The club ended the 2020/21 League Two campaign in 19th position, something which Chairman Leigh Pomlett deemed 'unacceptable.


Issue #3: The Search Begins (Again)

Walsall chairman Leigh Pomlett has announced plans to appoint a Director of Football to support Head Coach Brian Dutton, who is still in search of his first win since replacing Darrell Clarke in the hot seat.


Issue #2: Clarke Quits! Walsall's Search For a New Manager Begins

Darrell Departs! Walsall FC have confirmed the departure of manager Darrell Clarke, who has opted to join near-rivals Port Vale.


Issue #1 - A Busy Transfer Deadline Day

It was a busy Transfer Deadline Day in WS1 with a trio of departures and duo of arrivals.Manager Darrell Clarke was able to add a left-sided defender and another attacker in the wake of the departures of defender Zak Jules and top-scorer Elijah Adebayo.Midfie…