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2 hours ago, Jacko51 said:

With respect mate, that’s a ludicrous comparison. 

 

you might think so but after watching Roy play for most of the years he was at the vale and watching smith play most of his matches there is no comparison the facts are there are quite a few better central defenders who over the years have been better than smith who have played for the vale.I wish him well and hope that he does help the vale get up the leagues by the way jean who would you compare him with.

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Unfortunately never saw the great Sproson play but did see Aspin and Glover not to forget Walshy and of course Pilkington but all of these were in their prime and only arrived at the club having come of age as it were  whereas Smith has just turned 24 and a centre back hits their prime at around 27/28/29......height wise none of Aspin/Glover/Walsh/Pilkington were over six foot and none were particularly pacey but each read the game well which comes with age and experience but mostly all fought like tigers for everything and personally it will interesting to see where Smith has developed to over the next couple of seasons...future captain.

While Smith will learn a lot off Legge and Brisley and perhaps Hartley if signed in the long run Askey will do well to find a long term centre back partner for Smith...is Crookes a left back or centre back....but if Clark returns on loan and eventually signs then Gibbons/Smith/Crookes/Clark with Burgess and Conlon and perhaps Taylor in midfield then Browne new signing Rodney and Hurst upfront shows genuine building blocks of a future team under Askey.

 

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5 hours ago, hamilboy said:

Sorry to burst this bubble but people who saw Roy Sproson play cannot even compere Smith with him it would be like compering Bobby Moore with Exodus Geoghan. Remember last season when Brisley kept him out of his position he is not as special as some people think he is to the vale so please do not go overboard about  Smithy.

 

 

 

I dont think it was a comparison as a player, just as  a comparison of possible number of games played for the Vale to earn a statue. . When Liverpool start watching Smith as a potential player then is the time to think about it as a player.

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4 hours ago, hamilboy said:

 

you might think so but after watching Roy play for most of the years he was at the vale and watching smith play most of his matches there is no comparison the facts are there are quite a few better central defenders who over the years have been better than smith who have played for the vale.I wish him well and hope that he does help the vale get up the leagues by the way jean who would you compare him with.

Roy Sproson was not Bobby Moore and Nathan Smith is not Exodus Geohagan.  That's all I was saying.

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