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Their current crop of Academy kids would have to be a lot better than the ones who got schooled in the Checkatrade before we entertain the idea of signing any of them.

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I can definitely see the logic, but for the reasons above it's probably a non-starter.

Definitely sensible to stay relatively local for loan signings though - obviously we have a good existing relationship with Forest, and Derby U23s are up with the best in the country (finished 6th in Prem 2, 2pts behind Spurs in 3rd), so definitely should be looking at them. Villa won the youth cup, with West Brom getting to the semis, plus Brum have had some good youngsters through in recent years and tend to bring them through quicker (so could be players on the fringes of their squad, rather than U23). Then for Academy cast-offs it's always also worth keeping an eye on the Manchester clubs; obviously Scott didn't work out, but worth persisting with as a policy for bringing in young 'uns as back-up or development squad.

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Paul Maguire disliked us and John Rudge.  He told me we were the only club he played for where his own fans booed him 
I didn't boo him. I make a point of not booing any player, and certainly none in a Vale shirt. However, in spite of his relative success at Vale and very decent goal return, I never really rated him. I always got the impression that he was going through the motions a bit.

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6 minutes ago, MiketheValiant said:
1 hour ago, WV said:
Paul Maguire disliked us and John Rudge.  He told me we were the only club he played for where his own fans booed him 

I didn't boo him. I make a point of not booing any player, and certainly none in a Vale shirt. However, in spite of his relative success at Vale and very decent goal return, I never really rated him. I always got the impression that he was going through the motions a bit.

but he could take a mean corner!

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https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brian_Bithell

Well done to anyone who remembered Brian Bithell. Far as I can tell the only player ever to join Port Vale on loan from Stoke City.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Harrison_(footballer)

Mark Harrison went the other way on loan because Stoke needed a goalkeeper for a youth tournament.

RIP the Stoke - Vale loan era: 1977-1981

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1 hour ago, Wrex said:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brian_Bithell

Well done to anyone who remembered Brian Bithell. Far as I can tell the only player ever to join Port Vale on loan from Stoke City.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Harrison_(footballer)

Mark Harrison went the other way on loan because Stoke needed a goalkeeper for a youth tournament.

RIP the Stoke - Vale loan era: 1977-1981

One hell of a spot! 

Paul Maguire signed from the US.

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59 minutes ago, JRC said:

One hell of a spot! 

Paul Maguire signed from the US.

Stoke to America to Burslem. Will Ryan Shawcross make the same journey?

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3 minutes ago, aspin for england said:

Didn’t we have John Lumsden ,and I think John Ruggiero on loan from Stoke 70s/80s ?

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Lumsdon

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Ruggiero

Well done yeah, Lumsdon is another one in 1978. Doesn't look like Ruggiero did.

Stoke played at Vale Park when the Victoria Ground was damaged in a storm in 1976. Looks like club relations were unusually close for a few years following that.

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1 hour ago, Brown Edge Normski said:

I think Tony Lacey joined us on loan initially before making a permanent move,

Looks like you're correct. Was that just to get around transfer window rules?

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