It seems remarkable that after assembling such a large squad, Vale will be short of personnel in key areas on Sunday.
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OVF research shows that Port Vale’s FA Cup record on Sundays is appalling – with the club last winning a game twenty eight years ago.
Port Vale have been drawn at home against Hartlepool United in the second round of the FA Cup.
OVF editor Rob Fielding wonders if the FA Cup game against Stevenage is the time for Vale to rely on proven experience over potential.
Plenty of interesting moments in this clip – Vale fans in the Hamil End, a cup giantkilling and a deserved red card for future Vale captain Tommy Widdringngton.
Reports in national newspapers on Tuesday suggest that the Premier League are attempting to change the FA Cup competition. They must be stopped.