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Carabao Cup: Round Two Ball Numbers and Draw Details Confirmed 

15 Aug 18

The EFL have also confirmed that the draw for the Second Round will take place live on Sky Sports Football on Thursday, 16th August, ahead of Sunderland’s Round One clash against Sheffield Wednesday.


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Carabao Cup: Walsall Ball Number 23 For Thursday’s Round Two Draw 

15 Aug 18

The Saddlers earned a comfortable 3-1 victory over Rovers on Tuesday evening as goals from summer signings Morgan Ferrier, Josh Ginnelly, and Zeli Ismail proved to be more than enough to make Larnell Cole’s second-half strike a simple consolation…


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Walsall’s Development Team Put Five Past Nike Academy 

15 Aug 18

Despite not entering this season’s running of the Central League, Ward’s side won’t be short of match action as, along with various behind closed doors friendlies, they will be taking part in the Walsall, Staffordshire, and Birmingham Senior…


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Dean Keates: “I Think We Could Have Made Things a Bit Easier” 

15 Aug 18

Keates saw his side reach the Second Round for the first time since the 2015/16 campaign with goals fro Morgan Ferrier, Josh Ginnelly, and Zeli Ismail proving enough to make Larnell Cole’s late strike nothing more than a consolation.


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Loan Watch: Rushall Hold Coalville to a Draw With Injury Time Equaliser 

15 Aug 18

19 year-old Slinn, who joined the Saddlers on a free transfer after being released by Port Vale at the end of last season, enjoyed a loan spell with the Pics towards the end of the 2017/18 campaign and will be keen to maximise his playing time…


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Audio: Keates Pleased as Walsall Knock Tranmere Out of the Carabao Cup 

15 Aug 18

Goals from summer signings Morgan Ferrier, Josh Ginnelly, and Zeli Ismail saw Keates’ side secure safe passage to the Second Round.


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Carabao Cup Match Report: Tranmere Rovers 1 Walsall 3 

14 Aug 18

Walsall arrived at this evening’s match in good form having taken four points from a possible six in their opening League One games.


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Cameron Peters Joins Bromsgrove Sporting On Loan 

14 Aug 18

Sporting, who ply their trade in the Evo-Stik Southern Division One Central, have had Cameron on trial for the last few weeks and were keen to sign him to a more long-term deal, with the Hereford-born youngster already hitting the back of the…


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Keates Backs Andy Cook to Take the Game to Tranmere 

14 Aug 18

Cook, who bagged twenty-eight goals for the Super Whites last season, joined the Saddlers on a two-year deal over the summer and has been backed to take on his former side in the same way he does all of his opponents, with Keates insisting …


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Dean Keates: Momentum is Key Heading into Cup Clash 

14 Aug 18

Keates, who has seen his side take four points from a possible six so far this season, insisted that he will send his team out with the same attitude as they have in their league outings, with a desire to dominate proceedings by playing on …


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Zeli Ismail: “It Was a Game We Should Have Won” 

14 Aug 18

Ismail, who bagged his first goal since he made the move back to the Banks’s over the summer as he levelled the scores from the penalty spot, insisted that the Saddlers should have secured the win, especially as they continued to look for openings…


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Micky Mellon Looking Forward to Cup Clash Against the Saddlers 

13 Aug 18

Mellon, who led his side to promotion via the National League Play-Offs last season, will be taking charge of his 99th game as Rovers boss tomorrow evening and insisted that he and his team are looking forward to taking on the Saddlers, with…


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Dean Keates: Walsall Players Should to Be Free to Perform 

13 Aug 18

Walsall have already entered two superb displays so far this campaign, taking all three points at home to Plymouth Argyle, and doing everything they could to win against Scunthorpe United last weekend.


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Loan Watch: Slinn Starts as The Pics Hold Banbury United to a Draw 

13 Aug 18

19 year-old Slinn, who joined the Saddlers on a free transfer after being released by Port Vale at the end of last season, enjoyed a loan spell at Dales Lane towards the end of the 2017/18 campaign and will be keen to maximise his playing time…


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Jack Fitzwater: “Coming to Walsall Was a No-Brainer” 

13 Aug 18

The 20-year-old defender, who made sixteen appearances for the Saddlers after joining halfway through the campaign, is keen to prove his worth in a Walsall shirt before hopefully becoming a permanent fixture for the Baggies.


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Walsall Players React to Saturday’s Draw With Scunthorpe United 

12 Aug 18

Dean Keates’ side were unlucky to leave Glanford Park with just a point as they created chance-after-chance but were only able to score from the spot as Zeli Ismail slotted home from twelve yards, levelling the scores after Lee Novak had put…


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Keates Happy With Walsall’s Performance, But Disappointed By the Result 

12 Aug 18

Keates, who saw the Saddlers fall behind to Lee Novak’s strike early in the second-half, was relieved as his side were able to level the scores shortly after the hour mark but insisted that they should have taken all three points after creating…


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Audio: Keates Encouraged as Walsall and Scunthorpe Share the Spoils 

11 Aug 18

The manager, who saw his side bounce back from Lee Novak’s second-half opener to get back on level terms via Zeli Ismail’s 64th minute penalty, admitted that he was satisfied with the team’s performance but disappointed by the scoreline as …


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Match Report: Scunthorpe United 1 Walsall 1 

11 Aug 18

Both the Saddlers and Iron arrived at this weekend’s match on the back of opening day victories, with the pair registering 2-1 victories over their respective opponents, and were keen to build upon their results as the faced-off at Glanford…


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Youth Alliance: Walsall Take on Wigan Athletic Later This Morning 

11 Aug 18

The young Saddlers opened their 2018/19 campaign with an awayday draw against Fleetwood Town.


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Walsall Supporters Can Enjoy Cut Price Visits to Rushall Olympic 

10 Aug 18

The deal, which will also benefit supporters of Aston Villa, Birmingham City, West Bromwich Albion, and Wolverhampton Wanderers, sees season ticket holders save £2 on matchday admission when they go and watch the Pics play.


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Minutes From August’s Working Party Meeting 

10 Aug 18

The meeting saw several subjects discussed including, amongst others, the Supporters’ Trust, Disabled Supporters’ Association, Dean Keates’ newly established scouting system, the facilities at Banks’s Stadium, and much more.


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Luke Leahy: Walsall Building a Winning Mentality 

10 Aug 18

Leahy, who was able to grab the winning goal after summer signing Andy Cook had levelled the scores on the stroke of half-time, admitted that last season the team would have crumbled under the pressure and may well have gone on to concede an…


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Keates Keen to Build a Winning Mentality 

10 Aug 18

The manager, who saw his side defeat Plymouth Argyle during the opening day of the season, admitted that while it is still early days he is keen to see his side become more competitive, and has sought to turn several aspects of training into…


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Keates Keen to Build Upon Opening Day Win as He Looks Ahead to Iron Clash 

10 Aug 18

The manager, who saw his side win their opening game of the season as they defeated Plymouth Argyle by two-goals-to-one, is keen for his side to build upon that result and work on any negatives before they take on the Iron this weekend.