Photo Essay: the ultimate Port Vale midfield pairing?

Pictured in action in the early 1990’s are Port Vale central midfielders Robbie Earle and Ray Walker…

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This photograph shows central midfield pairing Ray Walker (left) and Robbie Earle (right). The duo are regarded by many as the ultimate Port Vale midfield pairing. Walker was an elegant playmaker and free-kick expert while Earle was an energetic box-to-box midfielder. Between them the duo made just under a thousand appearances and won promotion three times (Earle) and twice (Walker).

 

 

 

 

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