Vale to play on Ernie Moss day

Vale to play on Ernie Moss day

Port Vale’s January opponents Chesterfield have announced that their game with the Valiants will be an “Ernie Moss” day in tribute to the striker who is suffering from illness.

The game takes place on Saturday January 10th

Moss played upfront for both clubs and the 65 year-old has been diagnosed with Pick’s Disease, a rare form of dementia.

Fans of both sides will have their chance to pay tribute to Moss on January 10th.

More details will be announced close to the event.

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Moss at Vale Park

The then 32 year-old striker joined the Valiants in June 1981 from Chesterfield. The Vale paid £12,000 for Moss and after 17 goals in his first season, he was named as the club’s player of the season.

He then played a key role for the majority of 1982-83 promotion season, partnering prolific Bob Newton until he was sold to Lincoln City in March for £1,500. After leaving Vale, he continued to play for another 20 years, eventually retiring in 1992.

Moss made 74 Vale appearances, scoring 23 goals.


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