Time at club: 2007-2012 Appearances: 202 Goals: 75 Comments: The prolific forward was signed on a free transfer from Barnsley in 2006. He struggled with injuries during his first season and the side was relegated. He refused a £100,000 bid from Cheltenham for him (a result of a relegation release clause) to stay with the […]
Marc Richards has told the Sentinel that it “will be very difficult to say goodbye, and it brings a lump to my throat to even think about it” as he says his farewells to Port Vale FC and joins League Two rivals Chesterfield.
Influential Port Vale columnist Martin Tideswell says that “disappointing as this news is, the departure of two of Vale’s better players is not, as some would have you believe, the end of the world.”
OVF editor Rob Fielding says that it’s OK to be upset when key players leave the club, but he’s also happy to wait and see who replaces them before pushing the panic button. Fielding argues that extreme views about the departures are wrong and he urges a common-sense approach to the departures.
Reports in the Sheffield Star newspaper claim that Port Vale striker Marc Richards is one of two high-priority targets for the club. The Star claims that Richards is in talks with the Spireites and that the signing could be announced this week.
Port Vale’s leading scorer Marc Richards had admitted there has been “loads” of interest in his services and that he will “assess” his options with his agent next week.
OVF founder Rob Fielding says he’s “staggered” by some recent supporters’ comments about top scorer Marc Richards and says “keeping the services of a proven goalscorer should be the manager’s top summer priority.”
An article in the Northampton Chronicle and Echo newspaper claims that Northampton Town are “refusing to be drawn on rumours linking them with a move for former Sixfields favourite Marc Richards.” However, as OVF reports, the piece containing little evidence of this “refusal” and is full of glaring errors.