Just seeing the highlights this week. Colchester derided on here a few weeks back as a terrible league 2 team beating Spurs on penalties. Rochdale having the time of their lives at Old Trafford. Burton who got to semi finals last season warming up again by beating Bournemouth (reserves). Add in Newport last season and Oxford beating a pretty strong West Ham team 3-0 tonight and these are all comparable sized clubs to Walsall. We’ll gloss over Grimsby!
When we talk about ways to increase the fanbase and market the club properly to the uninterested population of Walsall well to me an exciting cup run is the best thing to do.
When you look at 2015 you had the run in the JPT, a rare glamour cup tie at home to Chelsea and also a run to 4th round of FA cup for first time in nearly 15 years although in true Walsall cup draw style just pulled out a couple of non prem teams that was only noteworthy for Dean Smith reunion.
Anyway that helped feelgood factor around the club and we got the best league season since the Graydon era.
In last few years seems lack of desire from even within the club to do anything in either cup (will obviously let them off with what the checkatrade has become). All of it just to concentrate on pretty poor league seasons.Hopefully this attitude will change in time under Pomlett.