It’s the traditional summer opener and a chance for fans to see a host of new Vale signings…
Venue: The M Club stadium
Date: 9th July, kick-off 2:30pm
Prices: £6 and £4 (ground admission) £8 and £6 (stand admission)
Well, where to start with the Valiants? There could be a number of new faces in line to make their first appearances in front of Valiant supporters. Summer signings over the summer include Paulo Tavares, Kiko, Kjell Knops, Calvin Mac-Intosch, Quentin Pereira and Anthony de Freitas but perhaps most eyes will be on strike duo Rigino Cicilia (above) and Carlos Saleiro.
According to an article on the official website, Vale appear to have no injuries worries so if you’re going to the match you’re sure to see a few new faces.
If you are struggling to remember who is who, why not take a look at our handy guide to Vale’s summer transfer business…
Last time we met…
Port Vale won the corresponding fixture 3-0 last season thanks to goals from Colin Daniel, Michael Brown and Achille Campion (pictured above).
What’s social media got to say about it?
— Port Vale FC (@OfficialPVFC) July 6, 2016
— Newcastle Town FC (@NewcastleTownFC) June 20, 2016
- It will be an interesting game for Omar Haughton (above left) who spent a spell on loan with Newcastle last season. Haughton was originally released before the Valiants had a re-think and offered him a new contract.
- Vale legend Robin van der Laan is currently Director of Football at Newcastle Town
- Another Vale legend, Ray Walker, managed the side in 1997
A little bit of history…
Newcastle Town was formed as a Sunday league club in 1964. The club as it is now emerged in 1986 following the merger of Parkway Clayton and Newcastle Town.