WALSALL WEMBLEY WALKER IS ALMOST THERE...
IF ANYONE deserves to put their feet up this afternoon and enjoy the final, it’s Walsall fan Graeme Brookes.
The 31-year-old set out on his 140-mile charity walk from Walsall more than a week ago and is set to arrive at Wembley at 1pm today.
When The Football League Paper caught up with him on Friday afternoon, the Saddlers fan had already walked 112 miles, leaving him just 28 to go.
“It’s been long and tiring, but it’s not been as horrendously difficult as I thought it was going to be,” he said.
Graeme is honouring the memory of his late grandfather Ronald, who didn’t allow being deaf and blind to put him off following his favourite team. However, he never got the chance to see the Saddlers play at Wembley.
A Walsall victory today would put the icing on the cake for long-distance walker, Graeme.
“I’m a Walsall fan, so I’m a realist, but when we play the big teams we do well and there is a possibility of a win,” he said.
He’s raising money for the Walsall Society for the Blind and has already had pledges of £4,500 towards his target of £5,000. For more info, see walsalltowembley.com or @walsall2wembley on twitter.
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