Gavin Drake

Journalist

The week that Walsall beat England

Well, not quite! But I was slightly amused yesterday, when it dawned on me that in the space of seven days I was on the pitch at Wembley addressing more than 72,000 football fans for a Saddlers match on the Sunday; and then the following Saturday…

Que Sera Sera – Are Walsall going to Wembley?

Is this the year? Can we start to believe? Will the Saddlers make their first-ever visit to Wembley in the club’s 126-year-history? This morning, the draw has been made for the Area Finals of the Johnstone Paint Trophy; and it has been good for Walsall:…

Panini FIFA World Cup Sticker Swaps

Are you collecting the Panini FIFA World Cup stickers? My son is, and has a number of swaps to pass on and is in need of just 16 to complete his album. The stickers he needs are: 00, 14, 34, 62 172, 174 339 401, 454, 462 527,…

Manager of the Season Awards (alternative list)

We’re coming to the tail-end of the English football season and, for many, it’s all over bar the shouting. Promotion and relegation positions are being confirmed; as are play-off positions. So the question turns to who will win Manager of the Season award. Here’s my…

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