'Ey up duck, we’re off the Vale on Saturday. Or something like that.
We take a trip back into the 1970’s when we visit Burslem on Saturday, loads of terraced houses and smog from all the factories are the backdrop to a local derby against Port Vale.
News from the Vale camp in the relatively short time since we’ve played them is as follows:
- Harry McKirdy and Theo Robinson transfer listed for being bad influences
- John Askey sacked as manager
- Danny Pugh as caretaker manager
- Danny Pugh will be missing on Saturday as he is isolation from Covid-19. Port Vale will be led by Frank Sinclair and Billy Paynter
Players to have played for both clubs (in more recent times) include:
Port Vale last six games:
26th Dec - Barrow (H) - Lost 2-0
29th Dec - Bradford City (A) - Drew 0-0
2nd Jan - Mansfield Town (A) - Lost 4-0
9th Jan - Grimsby Town (H) - Won 3-0
12th Jan - Sunderland (A) (FLT3) - Lost 2-0
16th Jan - Forest Green Rovers (A) - Drew 1-1
I’ll leave predictions to you all as to the starting line up, but I think we should stick with largely the same starting XI as the last two games, with Cameron Norman coming in to replace White.
Hoping for another entertaining game full of goals like the last one, with a Saddlers win once again. How about you?
- Port Vale Win
- Goalless Draw
- Score Draw
- Walsall Win