Martin Foyle was full of praise for the 2004 Isle of Man tournament, despite his side’s disappointing performances and the Vale boss would like to see his side return to the island next season.
Foyle: Praise for pre-season tournament
The tournament was beneficial for Vale’s finances as team travelling and accomodation costs are met by the tournament organisers.
Foyle also believes the tournament is good for team bonding, telling the Staffordshire Sentinel: We have had a thoroughly good week. I have been here as a player with Port Vale twice and with Oxford twice and I will be one to encourage us to come back next year.”
Vale’s Isle of Man Results 2004:
Port Vale 0-1 Wrexham
Port Vale 2-2 Bristol Rovers*
Port Vale 5-1 IOM Select XI
* Vale lost 5-6 on penalties to Bristol Rovers