Getting to know our Irish cousins

After Drogheda United voted Trivela in as the new owners, we had to get the lowdown on our Irish cousins.

We spoke with season ticket holder Dave to find out about the club, why they need investment, and more about Irish football. Dave was also strongly in favour of Trivela buying Drogheda, and he explains why.

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Good stuff, keep it up.

Tell Harley to try Murphy’s Stout. It’s like Guinness but… better!


Benjamin Button lol priceless, absolutely priceless.
I really enjoyed listening to this particular podcast because David was so passionate and positive about his club.
It would be great to get him over to some Walsall games and hear his views.

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Benjamin Button LOL

Plus “Some Spoofer”

Great pod

Don’t know him, but seems a bit wet behind the ears on some things.

You’d swear the whole town had zero doubt about Trivela.

At the public meeting, there was a lot more scepticism about the whole thing than I originally thought. But at the end of the day, loads I spoke to voted Trivela in as they were prepared to clear the debt but still had genuine scepticism about them. No other option really.

I’m prepared to wait and see now. I still can’t put my finger on the whole thing. Maybe they are genuinely wealthy Christian lads that just want to do the right thing. It sounds batsh!y crazy to me but who knows. Hopefully it’s the case.

One thing I do agree with him is that I’m impressed they’re not just throwing money at the first team. Investing in the infrastructure, youth, etc will be much more beneficial long term.

Keeping an open mind - just going to enjoy the ride now!


We’re 18 months in, and haven’t got a clue what they’re about either :joy:


It’s incremental. Like the frog in the sauscepan of water gradually getting hotter, you’ll never notice. :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:


Got a question for you if you don’t mind.

I understand the proper pronunciation of Drogheda is something like “drawda”. So is the nickname Drogs pronounced “draws”?

No, the nickname is pronounced drogs

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Still have my doubts about them myself also 18 months in.

Thought it was pronounced more like Dro (like the dro in drop)-hed-a, the g being silent?

The town name is pronounced drawda

The drog part of drogs is pronounced “drog” as in the drog part of drogba

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We are pronounced “Worsul”


Thought it was Warsaw?

More like Eyesore :sweat_smile:

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I was half tempted to question the logic of the nickname, but then I wondered how many of us have actually set foot in a saddlery…!

Not many in today’s generation mate but plenty in the past .one Walsalll company D. Mason’s alone supplied the British army in 1900 in world war 1 with 100,000 saddles alone .the whole town of saddle makers, of which was the biggest in the word was commissioned by the war office to supply the army .


On my dads side of the family quite a few worked in the leather trade. My dad as a saddler for a few years before working on the railway for 40+ years and retiring recently. My Nan worked at Strand leather goods for most of her working life and then volunteered as a guide at the Leather Museum when she retired. My auntie also worked at Strand for a period of time. And my uncle who’s been a regular at Walsall since the 70’s and a season ticket holder has been a saddler since leaving school and still is now 40+ years later.


My Nan (My Dad’s Mom) worked as a bridle stitcher in Walsall from when she left school until well into her 70s until her hands couldn’t do it any more. She sadly passed away last year at 92 years of age. An incredibly strong woman.

Several of her sisters also worked in the leather trade most of their lives.


A few years ago on a visit to Walsall to see my late mom I suggested a visit to the Leather Museum. She had never been so was keen to go. When we got there she said: “I worked here during the war” and by the end of our tour she had given the museum staff loads of information about the factory and the work she had done there. Must admit I got quite emotional!