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Tributes paid to 'Stan the super fan' who devoted his life to following Walsall FC

Tributes have been paid to Walsall FC 'super fan' Stan Blandford who has died at the age of 73.

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Stan Blandford being presented with a shirt in 1999 to mark attending 1,000 games by then Walsall boss Ray Graydon

The club announced his death in a twitter post earlier on Wednesday.

The veteran of nearly 3,000 Saddlers games and long time Walsall Council worker Mr Blandford, who was living in Delves Court nursing home, still attended some home fixtures though didn't travel away.

Walsall goalkeepers Jackson Smith (L) and Owen Evans (R) with Stan Blandford last month. Stan has passed away, aged 73.

Recently he was visited by Walsall goalkeepers Jackson Smith and Owen Evans where he talked about some of his experiences watching the team.