2021 marks 100 continuous years of Walsall being a League club, just worth pointing out.
I was under the impression from reading the title of the thread that this was something to do with how long it will be before we buy a player and not loan one…silly me .
But we were founder members of Division 2 in 1892???
Amended my statement, for the pedants out there
I don’t think factual accuracy is being pedantic …
It should also be pointed out that 3 times since then we actually finished in what today would be an automatic relegation spot in the bottom division (or, if you really want pedancy, one of the 2 bottom division as it was regionalised - and we managed it in both!), but were fortunately spared this by the old re-election system.
What I’m saying is, as unpalatabile as our current situation might be, this is not really something new in our history.
But yes, 100 years of continuously being a Football League club should be celebrated as an achievement as there are plenty who can’t say that - including a few of our old rivals over the years who are now languishing in non-league (if they still exist at all).
Lost our League status for 20 years and then returned in 1921.