Recommended read: a heartbreaking encounter with Ernie Moss

Recommended read: a heartbreaking encounter with Ernie Moss

We’d like to alert our readers to an in-depth article with former Vale striker Ernie Moss in the Daily Telegraph.

Titled “Football’s dementia crisis: A heartbreaking encounter with legendary Ernie Moss” it explains how the former striker has been affected by his rare form of dementia.

The article begins:

It did not take long in the company of Dave, a Chesterfield taxi driver, to fully appreciate that we were visiting local royalty. “What brings you here then? Ernie Moss!? Wow. Our greatest player. Record goalscorer. Played 850 professional games. A hero.” Such adulation also remains evident whenever Moss attends a home game. “It takes 15 minutes to get from the car into the ground with people wanting pictures and autographs,” says Sarah, the youngest of his two daughters.

Now 67, Moss has barely aged outwardly since he retired in 1992 and remains instantly recognisable to any self-respecting Spireite. Appearances, though, could hardly be more deceptive…

Read the full article here

Many thanks to ollyandpatch for sending OVF the link to the story.

mossErnie Moss at Vale Park…

Signed: June 1981 from Chesterfield for £12,000

Sold: March 1983 to Lincoln City for £1,500

Appearances: 84

Goals: 24

Honours: Player of the year 1982, Promotion 1983

Trivia: Moss totalled 850 appearances including over 500 for Chesterfield with whom he had three spells. He scored 284 goals over a 19 year playing career.

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