Burton v Walsall – Result

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It looks like I was a bit over ambitious on my match prediction on a 3-1 win to the Saddlers.  The game ended in a 0-0 draw.

Not going to the game was absolute torture for me.  I have only been to one away match this season and usually I am quite happy with waiting for the alerts to come through on my phone.  It was completely different for this match.

The only thing I could do for the duration of the game was switch between refreshing my twitter news feed, to refreshing my BBC sport app, both whilst watching Sky Sports News.

The slightest mention of Walsall’s name, or even when it came up on the Sky Sports News feed to notify of half time my heart skipped a beat.

When the final result of the 0-0 draw came through I breathed a sigh of relief.  Going from the comments on Twitter not many of my fellow supporters are as happy me.

The lack of social media updates from the players also has me questioning what happened.  Usually they are the first to comment on their thoughts moving on to the next game.  But I suppose that’s what happens when it ends in stalemate.

 

Match of the weekend – Burton v Walsall

Walsall v Burton 2(Above image from The Daily Mail – Walsall V Burton 10/10/25)

Ok I may be biased but forget all of the other football fixtures that are taking place this weekend, the one to watch is Burton v Walsall.

Their last meeting saw a 2-0 win for the Saddlers.  The match featured a first professional goal for Liam Kinsella and a last minute penalty for their leading scorer Tom Bradshaw (both pictured above).

Burton are the surprise team of League One.  They currently sit comfortably (ish) at the top of the table with 63 points and 4 points clear of Wigan who are second place.  

Walsall who despite their critics have been in the playoff position

and above for most of the season.  The team along with 1800 of their away fans are all geared up for today’s game.

With the best away form in the league my prediction is a 3-1 Walsall win

 

First Post

This blog is something I have been wanting to start for ages and now here it is.

Football means well pretty much everything to me.  It was a hobby that I came across when I was around 5 years old.  This is the sport of watching the beautiful game, not playing it.  I tried that more than once and have failed epically.

As a supporter of the Saddlers I have been lucky enough to experience some historic matches in the clubs history.  It seems I have supported them in what I would consider a successful era.

Yes there have been lows, quite a lot of them.  But I would not have it any other way.  I am sure in future posts I will talk about them along with highs such as the first ever Wembley visit, and lets not forget Dean Keates goal to secure us the League Two Title.

As you have probably guessed there will be a lot of Saddlers chat on here, but I will be commenting on other stories and events that are happening in the world of football.

I have also set myself the challenge of visiting all the football grounds in the football league.  At the moment I am deciding on the timeframe I want to achieve this by.  I did initially think I could do them all by the end of next season but with going to Walsall games I think I was being a bit over confident.  So the target in achieving this is yet to to be confirmed.  Also I need to get my dad on board, as he is my football buddy and also the main chauffeur when we go to matches.

There are many other things football related I want to write about and tasks I want to set myself.  But for now I think I need to stop before I get too carried away.

So I am pleased to say…. let the football blogging commence.