Weekly Digest: “Low-maintenance” Smith is praised again

In our latest edition of the weekly digest, Vale loanee Nathan Smith earns high praise once again, test your knowledge of Theo Robinson and read the tweet of the week.

Torquay continue to sing Smith’s praises

  • “The most low-maintenance player”
  • “He lives right, he eats right and he trains like he plays”

Torquay manager Kevin Nicholson has sung the praises of Port Vale loanee Nathan Smith for the second time this season. Talking to the Torquay Herald and Express, the Gulls manager said: “Nathan is the most low-maintenance player I’ve got, and I’ve been so impressed with him since I took over,”

“He lives right, he eats right and he trains like he plays. I think I’ve pulled him once, and that was to say ‘Well Done’ – he just grunted and carried on.

“He’s a great guy, and you forget how young he is.”

Tweet of the day

Loanee Matt Kennedy is obviously happy to stay with Vale:


Evergreen Brown in the Independent


Michael Brown’s 39th birthday celebration (hiring an ice cream van for his colleagues) caught the eye earlier this year.

Here’s an interview in the Independent published shortly after his birthday celebration, it begins…

It happened 20 seasons ago but Michael Brown does not need reminding of the details. It was his league debut for Manchester City against Queen’s Park Rangers and it ended abruptly with a red card. “Extremely unlucky” is how he remembers that sending-off within 12 minutes of his arrival as an 18-year-old substitute. “Alan Ball put me on and I pulled Andy Impey’s shirt and the referee thought I was the last man but the video showed Alan Kernaghan was covering anyway.”

Read the full article

Quiz – Theo Robinson

How well do you know the recent Vale signing? Test your knowledge with our quick quiz:

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Video Vault

Ahead of the midweek clash against Oldham, we have not one but two videos from our OVF YouTube channel:

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