Salop return to the Bescot for the 4th time in 3 seasons so our informative piece telling you of all the things to do at Walsall should be pointless but we’re still going to do it for those who might be breaking their Walsall virginity.
When the draw was made for the first round of the FA Cup many Salop fans instantly screamed 2 words, the second being “off, but then it started to sink in that this has to be one of our best chances to beat the travellers from down the road.
Form is irrelevant when it comes to cup games especially when the game is between 2 teams in 2 different leagues. But when you look at the start Walsall have made it does make for decent reading from a Salopian point of view. They are sitting 16th in League One and have only won 4 all season, 2 of which are in the last 2 games.
Believe it or not we are about to tell you that TOM BRADSHAW is the player to watch for Walsall – yes the Tom Bradshaw who couldn’t hit a cows arse with a banjo at times for Salop. Tom has made a very impressive start to his career at Bescot scoring 7 goals so far.
Ticket for the trip to Walsall are selling really well with the club stating over 800 had been sold by the start of play on Thursday morning. If you haven’t got yours we really do suggest to get it sorted as the club are still not sure if tickets will be available to buy on the day. (See tweet below)
For those who still haven’t got their tickets then what is stopping you? Prices are below!
Concessions (U18’s/over 60’s) £10
Family Ticket (adult and child) £20
Bescot Stadium (Banks Stadium)
Otherwise known as the biscuit tin is a pretty shoddy excuse of a modern football stadia. You have pillars blocking your view wherever you sit, you have no leg room if you want to take a seat and the atmosphere created from the home supporters is non existent. The only good thing about the away end is the low roof allowing away fans to make a good amount of noise no matter how many go.
Salop fans will be situated in the KIA stand which can host up to 2000 away fans so we expect a announcement stating that there will be limited amounts of tickets available on the day but don’t take our word for it.
There is a train station just a stones throw away from the away end so it does make getting to Walsall on the train so much easier. We suggest Salop fans get the 10:33 train to Birmingham New Street and have a few drinks in Birmingham before catching the 1:27 to Bescot which takes about 20 minutes going past Villa Park.
We have been warned that there will be large amounts of Cardiff City supporters on the trains from Shrewsbury heading towards Birmingham due to their team playing away at Birmingham City so some trains may be busier than expected.
We cannot give a good indication of the first train to go back towards New Street but Walsall do usually announce the times during the game so keep your ears open if you do come of the train.
Simple as that anything can happen in the cup so we will let Micky Mellons men write another bit of history this season by become the first team to win at Walsall since 1993! All we can say is get behind the lads and lets make this one of the best away days of the season #Salop