Nickname: The Saddlers
Year formed: 1888
Ground: The Banks' Stadium, Bescot Crescent, Walsall, WS1 4SA
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2008/09 average: 4,571
For visitors: 2,000 in the Homeserve Stand
- 1 Norwich City transfer rumour: Boro full-back on the radar
- 2 City forward closing in on Huddersfield loan move
- 3 'We’ll both push each other for that shirt' - City ace's Aarons battle
- 4 Former City skipper a frontrunner for Swansea job
- 5 'They want the best for me' - Youngster's debt to City for loan chance
- 6 Is it much ado about nothing for worried Norwich fans?
- 7 HAVE YOUR SAY: Where will Norwich City finish in the Premier League next season?
- 8 Former Norwich City chief set for Hibs
- 9 'A great guy' - Tributes to much-loved City fan who travelled home and away
- 10 Hibs role too good to turn down for ex-City chief
Position last season: 13th in League One
Manager: Chris Hutchings (January 2009)
Player to watch - Stephen Hughes: The former Arsenal and Everton midfielder was once hailed as an England international during his formative days with Arsene Wenger at Highbury. But things never quite came off for the elegant left-footer and now 32-years-old, he finds himself as one of the leaders at the Bescot Stadium. Hughes still poses a big threat from dead-ball situations.
Record transfer fee paid: �175,000 (Alan Buckley, Birmingham, 1979)
Record transfer fee received: �600,000 (David Kelly, West Ham, 1988)
Ticket office: 0871 663 0111/0222
Official website: www.walsallfc.co.uk
Distance: 165 miles
Journey time: 3 hrs, 1 min
For directions to the ground go to www.pinkun.com/content/pinkun/norwich-city/away-guide/Map.aspx
Pub: Rivalling Colchester for the most inconveniently situated ground award, the best bet for a pre-match pint might be The Saddlers Club, next to the ground, which welcomes away fans but for a small entrance fee.
Last league meeting: Norwich City 0, Walsall 0 (5 September, 2009): Norwich City's hopes of a third successive League One victory under new manager Paul Lambert were dashed by determined Walsall in an uninspiring goalless draw at Carrow Road. The Canaries thought they had bagged three points when defender Michael Nelson headed home from Paul McVeigh's corner after 62 minutes, but referee Russell Booth appeared to spot an infringement and disallowed the effort. It was a frustrating afternoon for City, who had been hoping to chalk up three league wins in a row for the first time in more than 18 months but seldom got out of second gear.
City connection: A regular in the Norwich attack, Keith Bertschin joined the Saddlers in 1988.