Vale can’t underestimate their FA Cup opponents – here is our customary brief guide to the game…
Date: Sunday 8th November
Manager: Rob Page
Last match: 2-0 vs Shrewsbury Town
Recent form: L-D-L-L-W
Manager: Alan Devonshire
Last match: 4-3 vs Basingstoke
Recent form: W-W-W-W-W
Will the Valiants stick or twist? That’s probably the key question for Vale fans. The Valiants brushed aside Shrewsbury Town 2-0 but that was without suspended top-scorer Uche Ikpeazu. So, the main issue is – will Uche return to the team or start on the bench?
Manager Rob Page on the match.
One of the best “opposing views” features so far is with four Maidenhead fans sharing their views ahead of the game.
Any other business…
The Valiants will be trialing three cash turnstiles for the game but fans are reminded it will be the exact amount only (no change)
The two sides have never met before…
A few essential facts about our opponents to impress your mates with…
- Maidenhead’s ground was used for the film “The Card” in 1952 – more details here
- The club are on an impressive six game winning streak
- Manager Alan Devonshire won the FA Cup with West Ham in 1980
- Maidenhead hope to bring up to 300 fans for arguably their biggest game in years