Squeaky bum time – Can Vale survive?

Squeaky bum time – Can Vale survive?

It looks like it is going to be a nail biting run-in but can Port Vale stay in League One this season?

It has been a few years now since the amazing turn of events for Port Vale where, having been in administration at the start of the season, Tom Pope fired them into League One with a whopping 33 goals.

The last thing fans will want to see now is their side once again relegated to the fourth tier of English football…

Vale were hoping to cement themselves in the league or perhaps even reach the play-offs this season, so the last thing fans will want to see now is their side once again relegated to the fourth tier of English football. But unfortunately for those fans who were hoping for a comfortable run in to the end of the season, it is all looking pretty close at the wrong end of the table.

The good news for Vale fans is that there are quite a few other contenders for the drop. But remember, though, in this league four teams go down so it is even tougher than the leagues above where all the teams strive to be. It is probably fair to say that Yeovil cannot climb out of the hole now so one could speculate that the other three relegation spots will be filled by any of the other teams in the bottom ten. These include Notts County, Leyton Orient and a newly-promoted Scunthorpe, who have two games in hand on the Vale. The specialised betting app from betfair is one of many apps on the market that allow gamblers to speculate on matters of contention such as these and Vale are 5/2 at the time of writing with the bookmaker for relegation.

This year it’s looking like this spot will go to a team with a higher total of points than the average…

The average points total for the last relegation spot in this league is 48 points, which would come as some comfort to Vale fans. But this year it’s looking like this spot will go to a team with a higher total of points than the average.

With some tough games and a couple of relegation six pointers left to play, it’s going to be a nail biting run in.

Come on the Vale!