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ON THIS DAY IN 2015: WALSALL AT WEMBLEY

22 March 2016

A year ago today...

Today marks the one-year anniversary of when Walsall played at Wembley Stadium for the first time in the club’s history.

Nearly 30,000 Saddlers supporters descended on the capital to see us end our 127-year wait to play at the home of English football.

And although we didn’t perform on the day – losing 2-0 to Bristol City in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy final – it was an occasion that will never be forgotten.


Below we look back on an historic day…

We're here... Walsall FC are at Wembley... Enjoy it! pic.twitter.com/riaMk0QYxj

— Walsall FC Official (@WFCOfficial) March 22, 2015

Bigger than El Clasico? Over 70,000 are watching Bristol City v Walsall at Wembley today: pic.twitter.com/iUQj4Ej0yFhttp://t.co/jO5dYJVkT2

— IAmSlaveMachineUsa (@SlaveMachineUsa) March 23, 2015

Walsall arriving at Wembley pic.twitter.com/txXPtU8hqq

— Ian Abrahams (Moose) (@BroadcastMoose) March 22, 2015

#wembley wembley Walsall Ay We.... pic.twitter.com/bE1Rm0vZDw

— James Merrick (@Jmerrick76) March 22, 2015

Walsall at Wembley against Bristol City today #WFC#SADDLERSpic.twitter.com/Sh6ml0rohn

— FootballAwaydays (@Awaydays23) March 22, 2015

Despite the result, fans still enjoyed their day out at the national stadium...

Walsall were well beaten yesterday. But I got to see Walsall play at Wembley in front of over 72k people. So happy! pic.twitter.com/ikamQH6fxW

— Stephen Marsh (@puddletown_tom) March 23, 2015

We had an amazing time at Wembley on Sunday with @WFCOfficial. Shame they lost but they put up a good fight #Walsallpic.twitter.com/FDKEpJZtzo

— Guardian Support (@Guardian_Info) March 23, 2015

Mixed emotions looking back. Gutted about the outcome but tremendously proud to have been part of the 1st team to take walsall to wembley.

— Andy taylor (@andy_taylor_3) March 23, 2015

Gutted about the result. But I'm honoured to be part of the first Walsall team to get to wembley. Hope fans enjoyed it as much as possible.

— Richard O'Donnell (@RichODonnell23) March 22, 2015

Shame about the performance but dream come true seeing Walsall play at Wembley #walsallfc#JPTFinalpic.twitter.com/RZddv03XpB

— Michael Hughes (@MikeyWalsallFC) March 22, 2015

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