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Walsall Football Club
Bescot Stadium
Bescot Crescent
Walsall
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Walsall Town were founded in 1877 and their fierce rivals, Walsall Swifts, were formed a tear later in 1878. In the 1887/88 season, they decided to end the rivalry and merged to make Walsall F.C (originally know as the Walsall Town Swifts). They are nicknamed The Saddlers. Walsall did not gain entry to the Football League as founder members but showed their strength that year by beating one of the founders, Burnley, in the new leagues debut season. They also had defender Albert Aldridge capped for England twice that year. They joined the newly formed Football League Second Division in 1892 where they struggled to maintain their status. Walsall failed to gain re-election in 1895 but bounced back into the league the next year. Walsall defeated League Champions Arsenal in the FA Cup in 1933, one of the all time great cup giant killing feats. The team have had a number of good cup runs since then, the most notable being in 1983-84 when the reached the League Cup Semi Final, having already seen off Arsenal at Highbury. They drew 2-2 at Anfield against Liverpool, unfortunately losing the second leg 2-0. Walsall have had a roller coaster ride in the latter half of this century, with financial problems threatening to close the club on some occasions.


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