After the turmoil of the last few days, Vale fans could be forgiven for wanting to take a break from the ups and downs of football.
But on the pitch, the players and team now need you more than ever.
The removal of Jim Gannon has at least allowed fans’ protests to focus on the real problem at Vale Park – namely the board.
So, it’s time to put aside the protests for ninety minutes and back Messrs Grew, Horsfield, Roberts, Collins, Dodds, Griffith and the rest.
Then you can give the board what they deserve after the game…
Rob Fielding has been a Port Vale fan for thirty years. He founded the award-winning onevalefan.co.uk website in 1996. These are his personal views and he welcomes your comments on them.