Ultimate Port Vale XI: the right-back

We’re asking Port Vale fans to select their finest-ever Valiants line-up and now it’s time to vote for the greatest right-back.

1. Rules and notes

  • There will be a dedicated forum discussion thread for each position (a link is below).
  • The forum discussion thread will have a poll attached containing the list of our shortlisted players. This makes it fair (one user one vote) and stops any outside influences (Stoke fans, we’re looking at you!) from trying to influence the poll as only registered forum users can vote
  • OVF will provide a shortlist of players that we think are suitable candidates.  However, if we have missed a candidate out and you make a compelling case for their inclusion we will add them to the poll.
  • A player will appear in their most common position (e.g. Neil Aspin played right-back but is more familiar as a centre-half; Robbie Earle played as a striker but is best-known as a midfielder)
  • The formation for the best-ever XI is a classic 4-4-2 formation
  • A player must have played 50 first-team games for the Valiants to qualify

2. The OVF Shortlist

Stan Turner: The right-back  in the famed 1953-54 side, locally-born Stan played for Vale for eight years making 227 appearances. He won promotion in 1954 and played in an FA Cup semi-final.

Simon Mills: One of the most cultured right-backs in the club’s history, Simon also added an attacking dimension with his corner-kicks starting the famous MBE routine.

Clinton Boulton: A youth team graduate, Clinton is the youngest goalscorer in the club’s history and made 244 appearances.

Alan Webb: A bargain free transfer signing, Webb’s favoured position was right-back but he played all across the back four during a eight year stay with the club.

Andy Hill: An experienced figure who joined Vale from Man City, Hill played right-back during some of John Rudge’s more memorable games as manager.

Colin Tartt: A barn-storming full-back who enjoyed two spells with the club and was a fans’ favourite.

3. Time to place your vote

To place your vote you need to be a registered user of our forum and go to this forum thread

Voting closes in a month’s time.

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