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  1. I tend to agree with a lot of these comments. He is a clever player with a very good first touch and an awareness of space. The issue at the moment is that he struggles to complete 90 minutes and seems to have lost some of his pace (which was electric in his younger days). He does work hard for the team and it's nice to see both players and fans supporting him to the hilt so hopefully a long run of games will help him improve his fitness. The partnership between him and Proctor is developing nicely.
  2. That's saddened me. Greaves was one of the greatest goalscorers I've had the privilege of watching live. Spurs fans will be heartbroken. One of England's greats and a nice fella to boot. He'd been unwell for some time but it's still a shock. I doubt I'll see a better English striker in my lifetime. A truly brilliant player who came alive in the box, was two footed, and electric over a few yards. Wonderful memories. RIP Jimmy.
  3. All good stuff and nice publicity for us, thanks to the kindness of Master Shanahan. Thanks for posting.
  4. My memory isn't what it should be but I have warm memories of Boulton and Wilson as our full back pairing in the late sixties. I'm sure Ron Wilson scored a goal from about 40 yards in one game but maybe my memory ia adding a few yards with every passing year! Great times with the 69-70 Promotioon team, of which Ron was a major part, alongside Clinton, Johnny King and Roy Sproson in the back four that year that went 19 games unbeaten at the start of the season. Nice to see Ron looking so well. A combative and hard working left back. Always gave us 100%. A fans' favourite.
  5. Blmey O'Reilly. I must have a memory like a sieve. A shameful 2/10.
  6. He's given us good, solid service since he's been here and always did his best for the Club. Seldom injured, he was a reliable and valued pro. Thank you for your efforts that were appreciated by all the fans. Good luck in the future. Nice words - which you don't often hear when a player departs.
  7. Many of our friends on here have said it all above, Barry. I hope you manage to cope with this problem and that you can continue with your love affair with Port Vale from afar. Your contribution to this site is enormous, via the generosity of your competitions, poems, posts and anecdotes. Thank you for everything you do and try and keep your optimism and sunny outlook in these difficult moments. Up the Vale.
  8. Sadly, you are right. Another hugely talented and entertaining player unfortunately passes away. What a goal that was (above). A great player to watch and a real crowd pleaser. A lovely man too and always had time for the fans. I was so pleased when he finally got his England debut and who knows what might have happened if he hadn't failed a medical at Liverpool. RIP Frank.
  9. In most cases like that moneybags owners eventually become bored/withdraw their funds/sadly pass on and then the walls come tumbling down. But it's great for fans while it happens. More crucial than signing a "big" name player would be to invest/build an academy/training ground along the same lines as Crewe. It was the best investment they have made and unlike an odd individual player remains in place for years ahead, benefitting the Club long after the owner has gone.
  10. Another one bites the dust. Those of us lucky enough to watch football in the sixties and seventies will recall Lorimer and his fiercesome cannonball shooting. My word, he could hit a ball like a rocket. Few have ever matched that. Charlton perhaps. Very sad news.
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