‘I’d like to see out my career here…’

‘I’d like to see out my career here…’

Martin Tideswell has conducted an indepth interview with Port Vale’s top scorer Tom Pope in the Sentinel newspaper.

I’ve said before I’d like to see out my career here. I’ve probably got four or five good years left and I love the place…

In the feature, Pope talks about a childhood supporting the Vale, how he regained his scoring touch and how he hopes to stay at Vale Park for the remainder of his career.

The article begins: “There is an alleyway behind Buxton Street in Sneyd Green. This is where our story begins…

It’s where Tom Pope, his brother, and his mates would spend hours kicking a ball about like any young lads the length and breadth of the country.

By his own admission, there was nothing at that stage to indicate he would go on to become an icon at the club he has supported since he was a boy – one of only two Vale players since the war to score more than 30 goals in a season.

Read more: http://www.thisisstaffordshire.co.uk/Goal-den-boy-Pope-sees-special-dream-come-true/story-18912926-detail/story.html#ixzz2Sb2wLFuO

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