Matchday guide to: Port Vale
Inspired by the two-minute guides at OneValeFan.co.uk, here’s the latest of our brief previews of Swindon Town games for the 2015/16 season:
18th August 2015, 19.45pm k/o, County Ground
‘B Grade’ Game
Side Stands/Town End
U11 with Junior Red* – FREE / FREE
U11 – £2 / £2
U17 – £8 / £8
17-19 – £12 / £12
Student***/O65 – £18 / £14
Adult – £23 / £18
- Last Match: vs Bury 2-2 (L1)
- Recent League Form: W-D
- Last Match: vs Port Vale 1-1 (L1)
- Recent League Form: D-D
Last Time We Met:
14th March 2015 – Port Vale 0 Swindon Town 1 (R.Rossi-Branco 8′)
19th April 2008 – Swindon Town 6 (L.Peacock 16′, C.Easton 21′, J.Smith 33′, A.McNamee 45′, M.Timlin 45′, B.Joyce 90′) Port Vale 0
A result that ensured Town would be under no threat of relegation from League One, as Town stormed to inflict a heavy defeat on already relegated Port Vale.
Opposition Pre-Match Quote:
Veteran Vale midfielder Michael Brown looks forward to Tuesday’s game:
“We know it will be a tough game, last year they did fantastically well. They’ve had a lot of player changes so it will be interesting to know how that will affect them, whether they still play the same way.
“It’s quite unique how they actually wanted to play out from the back and full credit to them.
It was a really tough game there and we did alright in spells but maybe we could have been a bit braver last year so hopefully tomorrow we can do that.”
There have only been three transfers between the clubs. The last transfer with defender, Tim Parkin, leaving the County Ground on a free transfer in December 1989 after losing his place to Jon Gittens.
Nathan Byrne is 2/1 as ‘Anytime Goalscorer’ with Betfair.
Port Vale Facts:
Essential facts about our opponents to impress your mates with…
- Vale changed their name from ‘Burslem Port Vale’ to simply ‘Port Vale’ in 1907, after they resigned from the Football League.
- Port Vale appeared in the last final of the Anglo Italian Cup, first won by Swindon Town. The Valiants were beaten 5-2 by Genoa at Wembley in March 1996.
- Vale Park is the third highest ground above sea level in the Football League.
*To qualify for a FREE Under 11s ticket, children need to join the Junior Red scheme for a one-off payment of £30. Proof of age will be required at the time of purchase. Under 11s must be accompanied by a full paying Adult. There is a maximum of two free tickets per full paying Adult. Junior Red tickets must be purchased through STFC either in store or by ringing 0871 876 1993 and selecting option 2.
**Please note Juniors must be accompanied by an Adult in the FastPlant Town End.
*** Student tickets must be purchased before matchday