Will Timmy Mallett be at Vale Park to support Maidenhead’s cup bid?

Will Timmy Mallett be at Vale Park to support Maidenhead’s cup bid?

Port Vale fans may not know much about their FA Cup opponents Maidenhead United  – but one of their supporters is more well-known.

The non-league outfit boast TV presenter, broadcaster and artist Timmy Mallett as perhaps the club’s best-known fan. Mallett, famous for the TV show “Wacaday” (and a celebrity who certainly divides opinion) is also known to be a supporter of Oxford United.

I only live three miles from the ground and have been following Maidenhead for a few years. It is a proper football club…

He explained his allegiance to both clubs in 2011 to the Oxford Mail telling them: “I only live three miles from the ground and have been following Maidenhead for a few years. It is a proper football club.

“It’s definitely Oxford first and Maidenhead second but I only live a few miles away from Maidenhead’s ground and I might go there when Oxford are not playing at home, or there is a U’s away game that doesn’t fit in with my schedule.

“I go to more Oxford games than I do Maidenhead games – the last time I was at the Kassam Stadium was for the Port Vale game and I was in a box with Ant McPartland from Ant and Dec and singer Jonathan Wilkes.”

Mallett even sponsors a seat in Maidenhead’s new stand. True to form it reads:

TIMMY MALLETT – MAIDENHEAD UNITED ARE UTTERLY BRILLIANT! – TIMMYMALLETT.CO.UK

So, if you happen to spot a large pink “mallett” in the Hamil End on Sunday, you’ll know who it belongs to…