Small Town Dreams

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Small Town Dreams Become A Nightmare On Walsall Street

It’s been a while since my last entry into the diary of my hometown club, Walsall. Basically, I had two reasons for the dithering. First, the club still had the ailing Chris Hutchings at the helm, and having said my piece on that, I didn’t want to become a broken record.  Second, the club had … Continue reading »

Small Town Dreams: Poor Man’s Glazers & A New Spiderman?

When last we left my Saddlers, Walsall’s manager Chris Hutchings was in a deep hole. With the club at rock bottom of the League One table (we’re talking Chilean miners here) and struggling to a 1-1 draw against Conference side Fleetwood Town, it seemed as if Hutchings would surely get the sack sooner rather than later. … Continue reading »

Small Town Dreams: Every Silver Lining Has A Dark Cloud

Fleetwood Town 1-1 Walsall FC United of Manchester, Dover Athletic… Fleetwood Town? The non-league side may yet add their name to this year’s list of FA Cup giant-killers, as they more than held their own against a Walsall side (well, they’re giants to me) who, as in Championship days of yore, were kept in the … Continue reading »

Small Town Dreams

As someone raised in the ‘concrete jungle’ of Walsall, people often ask me why I choose to support my local team, instead of the bright lights of a Manchester United, a Chelsea, or even an Aston Villa. This came to the fore a couple of years ago during my year abroad of university, when I … Continue reading »

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