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 Post subject: Walsall
PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:09 am 
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Disappointed to lose to Coventry, but at the end of the day was the FA Cup.

Away at Walsall is a far bigger game....first league test for DM.

Anyone been to Walsall before ? Will be a new ground for me.

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 Post subject: Re: Walsall
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Would happily take the defeat v cov even if, which is highly likely they get a big draw next round as long as we get three points at Walsall.


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 Post subject: Re: Walsall
PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:30 am 
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Galverion wrote:
Disappointed to lose to Coventry, but at the end of the day was the FA Cup.

Away at Walsall is a far bigger game....first league test for DM.

Anyone been to Walsall before ? Will be a new ground for me.


Nice ground. Shit town. Great supporters bar. Always enjoyed Walsall and this season it is the local game for me.


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 Post subject: Re: Walsall
PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:31 am 
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Russybcool wrote:
Galverion wrote:
Disappointed to lose to Coventry, but at the end of the day was the FA Cup.

Away at Walsall is a far bigger game....first league test for DM.

Anyone been to Walsall before ? Will be a new ground for me.


Nice ground. Shit town. Great supporters bar. Always enjoyed Walsall and this season it is the local game for me.


Likewise. It's a really, really shit place. Only Luton is worse. Maybe parts of London like Harlesden.

I think the ground is shit too to be honest.


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 Post subject: Re: Walsall
PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:47 am 
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Galverion wrote:
Disappointed to lose to Coventry, but at the end of the day was the FA Cup.

Away at Walsall is a far bigger game....first league test for DM.

Anyone been to Walsall before ? Will be a new ground for me.


THE STADIUM
The 11,300 all seater Banks’s Stadium (Sat Nav – WS1 4SA), well it was the last time I looked, as I’m pretty sure its had a few names over the years, and its an 83 mile journey from SMK

We should be in the University of Wolverhampton Stand behind the goal, there are a few pillars to obstruct your view, but the end has a capacity of about 2,000, so that shouldn’t be a problem, and the acoustics are pretty good as well, so we should be able to get the atmos going however many we can encourage to go.

It’s a friendly place, the food is the usual football ground fayre, stewards seem ok, but there was a large police contingent last time we visited, and I would guess there will be again, especially after the Cobblers game.

The highlight for many though is the Saddlers Club by the ground, it’s a bit like a Sports & Social, away fans are welcome in colours, cheapish beer, Real Ale, hot food, Sky TV, and is generally full of Dons fans, admission last season was just £2, under 16’s are free.

Driving up is straight forward, Junction 7 onto the A34 and follow the signs to the Bescot Stadium Blue Zone car park, which is first come first served basis, and is £4.

Its also easy by train, a frequent match day service runs from Birmingham New Street to the Bescot Stadium Station, the journey takes about 20 minutes, and its just a couple of minutes’ walk to the Stadium.

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 Post subject: Re: Walsall
PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:51 am 
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WellDon wrote:
Galverion wrote:
Disappointed to lose to Coventry, but at the end of the day was the FA Cup.

Away at Walsall is a far bigger game....first league test for DM.

Anyone been to Walsall before ? Will be a new ground for me.


THE STADIUM
The 11,300 all seater Banks’s Stadium (Sat Nav – WS1 4SA), well it was the last time I looked, as I’m pretty sure its had a few names over the years, and its an 83 mile journey from SMK

We should be in the University of Wolverhampton Stand behind the goal, there are a few pillars to obstruct your view, but the end has a capacity of about 2,000, so that shouldn’t be a problem, and the acoustics are pretty good as well, so we should be able to get the atmos going however many we can encourage to go.

It’s a friendly place, the food is the usual football ground fayre, stewards seem ok, but there was a large police contingent last time we visited, and I would guess there will be again, especially after the Cobblers game.

The highlight for many though is the Saddlers Club by the ground, it’s a bit like a Sports & Social, away fans are welcome in colours, cheapish beer, Real Ale, hot food, Sky TV, and is generally full of Dons fans, admission last season was just £2, under 16’s are free.

Driving up is straight forward, Junction 7 onto the A34 and follow the signs to the Bescot Stadium Blue Zone car park, which is first come first served basis, and is £4.

Its also easy by train, a frequent match day service runs from Birmingham New Street to the Bescot Stadium Station, the journey takes about 20 minutes, and its just a couple of minutes’ walk to the Stadium.


Cheers WellDon.

I work with a Walsall fan and he also mentioned that Saddlers Club, sounds a good bet.

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 Post subject: Re: Walsall
PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:54 am 
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Galverion wrote:
Disappointed to lose to Coventry, but at the end of the day was the FA Cup.

Away at Walsall is a far bigger game....first league test for DM.

"End of the day was the FA Cup" :?
Not this.

Kempstondons6 wrote:
Would happily take the defeat v cov even if, which is highly likely they get a big draw next round as long as we get three points at Walsall.

:?
Or this.

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Wished we'd beaten Coventry and advanced in the cup. And then got a great chance of getting into the Q/F for the first time in our history or got a much needed big money-spinner.

But this. :D


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 Post subject: Re: Walsall
PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:01 pm 
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Kempstondons6 wrote:
Would happily take the defeat v cov even if, which is highly likely they get a big draw next round as long as we get three points at Walsall.


Not overly bothered we missed out on a trip to Albion it has to be said. Wouldn’t have been worth a tremendous amount of money.


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 Post subject: Re: Walsall
PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:05 pm 
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FilthyDon wrote:
Russybcool wrote:
Galverion wrote:
Disappointed to lose to Coventry, but at the end of the day was the FA Cup.

Away at Walsall is a far bigger game....first league test for DM.

Anyone been to Walsall before ? Will be a new ground for me.


Nice ground. Shit town. Great supporters bar. Always enjoyed Walsall and this season it is the local game for me.


Likewise. It's a really, really shit place. Only Luton is worse. Maybe parts of London like Harlesden.

I think the ground is shit too to be honest.


You've sold it to me. I'm going. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Walsall
PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:13 pm 
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Kempstondons6 wrote:
Kempstondons6 wrote:
Would happily take the defeat v cov even if, which is highly likely they get a big draw next round as long as we get three points at Walsall.


Not overly bothered we missed out on a trip to Albion it has to be said. Wouldn’t have been worth a tremendous amount of money.

Now that I agree with. :)
Glad Coventry got a shit draw. Lessens the blow a bit.
I know a Wigan fan and the main two games he didn't want were Brighton or Southampton away. He's delighted with City at home. Now that I've seen the draw I too might have chosen 3 pts v Walsall ahead of a win v Coventry. But not before the draw, when it could just as easily have been Man City or United that came out.


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