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Seeing as we're so utterly crap at the moment, through no fault of the current manager, I thought it might be worth doing a thread won't include many, if any, of the current bunch of let downs. People here will be of all ages so teams have the potential to vary a lot. I started watching Vale in the late 90's. Off the top of my head I'd pick the below. It's not necessarily the 11 best players in each position, but will also include one or two personal favorites.

 

GK - Mark Goodlad

RB - George Abbey

CB - Neil Aspin

CB - Michael Walsh

LB - Allen Tankard

LW - Steve Guppy

CM - Micky Cummins

CM - Marc Bridge-Wilkinson

RW - Gareth Ainsworth

ST - Stephen McPhee

ST - Marc Richards

 

Safe to say that side would wallop our present day team.

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I saw all the home games during the 1953/54 season and must agree with your assertion that it is the best Vale 11 that I have seen by some distance. The best 2 goal keepers, again by some distanc

Mehmet  Mills Geohagen Slater Jules Mbamba Whitehead Fraser  Barnett Perry Robinson     

My goodness, you have put a great amount of detail into that post. It’s fascinating to read, especially since you saw all those home games. That must have been really something to watch. Huge crowds ,

No Robbie Earle, Goober, Simon Simon, Beckford, Foyle, Ray Walker, van der Laan, Glover, Sproson, Tommy Mac, Beamish, Cullerton, Andy Jones, Gnomey, Ian Taylor, Gardner? Probably before your time. How we dream of players like that in these depressing days.

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1 minute ago, Nofinikea said:

Musslewhite

Si Mills

Phil Sproson

Dean Glover

Darren Hughes

John Jeffers

Robbie Earl

Ray Walker

Steve Guppy

Darren Beckford

Martin Foyle

That's a side!

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Admins - can this thread be deleted before someone picks Adam Yates as the best ever Vale right-back........after the last year, haven't we all suffered enough to be subjected to that?! 🤣

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19 minutes ago, TylerB said:

 

Seeing as we're so utterly crap at the moment, through no fault of the current manager, I thought it might be worth doing a thread won't include many, if any, of the current bunch of let downs. People here will be of all ages so teams have the potential to vary a lot. I started watching Vale in the late 90's. Off the top of my head I'd pick the below. It's not necessarily the 11 best players in each position, but will also include one or two personal favorites.

 

GK - Mark Goodlad

RB - George Abbey

CB - Neil Aspin

CB - Michael Walsh

LB - Allen Tankard

LW - Steve Guppy

CM - Micky Cummins

CM - Marc Bridge-Wilkinson

RW - Gareth Ainsworth

ST - Stephen McPhee

ST - Marc Richards

 

Safe to say that side would wallop our present day team.

Would wallop many teams Tyler that...

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Goodlad 

Hill Glover Walsh Tankard 

Ainsworth Earle Walker Guppy 

Beckford Foyle 

Clearly nearly all are from our Championship days. 

Andy Hill a really unassuming player, quality at RB or CH .

 

 

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Paul Musslewhite  

Simon mills

Dean glover

Neil aspin

Darren hughes  

Jon mccarthy 

Ray walker

Robbie earle

Steve guppy

Andy jones 

Tin foyle 

subs: Jim Arnold, Phil sproson, Ian Taylor, Gareth ainsworth, Tony naylor, 

 

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Mark Goodlad

Andy Hill 

Neil Aspin

Dean Glover

Allen Tankard

Gareth Ainsworth

Ian Taylor

Robin Van Der Laan

Steve Guppy

Tony Naylor

Martin Foyle

Couldn't include Beckford or Earle as I only started going Vale right at the end of the season before they left so only saw them a couple of times. 

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6 minutes ago, Andyregs said:

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Total class. Both. The amount of racist abuse they had to put up with upset me as a young boy. Russ Bromage did a job when switched to FB. 

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M.Goodlad

S.Mills  P.Swan  D.Glover  D.Hughes

S.Guppy  I.Taylor   R.VDL   J.McCarthy

T. Naylor  M.Foyle

subs: 

M.Grew, R.Earle, I.Bogie, G.Ainsworth, L. Mills, A. Gardner.

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The wife’s being going to watch Vale regularly over the last couple of seasons. Here is her ‘best 11’ in her ‘lifetime as a Vale fan’. She’s going 442. Brace yourselves:

Brown

Gibbo

Legge

Smith

Monty

Taylor

Conlon

Wozza

Amoo

Pope

Cullen

 

 

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3 minutes ago, Diego Maradona said:

The wife’s being going to watch Vale regularly over the last couple of seasons. Here is her ‘best 11’ in her ‘lifetime as a Vale fan’. She’s going 442. Brace yourselves:

Brown

Gibbo

Legge

Smith

Monty

Taylor

Conlon

Wozza

Amoo

Pope

Cullen

 

 

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Brings a bit of tear to the eye really, how have we fallen so far? I'd be 50/50 Pope, Beckford.  My wife's pick is

Grew

Mills Aspo Glover Tankard (?)

JJ Goober Earle Guppy

Leon Sodje

 

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