We’ve moved onto the bench players for our Ultimate Port Vale XI vote. We already have a winner as the starting keeper but who should be his back-up?
We’ve already asked for you to vote for your top Vale goalkeeper and MARK GOODLAD was the winner. But who from our shortlist should be his deputy on the bench?
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 must have played 50 first-team games for the Valiants to qualify
2. The OVF Shortlist
Ray King: The goalkeeper in the famed 1953-54 side, he was capped by England “B” and kept 29 cleansheets during the “Steele Curtain” season.
Ken Hancock: Hancock made over 200 appearances between 1958 and 1962 and later went on to play in the top-flight for Ipswich Town and Tottenham Hotspur.
Mark Grew: A long-serving figure both on and off the pitch, Grew is one of only a handful of players to be named Player of the Year twice. He also helped the club to promotion in 1989.
Paul Musselwhite: The regular keeper during much of John Rudge’s reign, Mussy was not only the club’s most-expensive goalkeeping signing, but he also holds the club record goalkeeping appearances as well as promotion and Autoglass Trophy final medals.
Chris Neal: Undoubtedly the best goalkeeper since Mark Goodlad, Neal has been a model of consistency since signing in 2012. A key member of the 2012-13 promotion side.
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 fortnight’s time.