Author Archive: John Baines
Sports writer and a wonderful lover.
Port Vale have offered new deals to 16 of 20 players out of contract this summer.
Rob Taylor, Anthony Griffith, John McCombe, Louis Dodds, Marc Richards, Tom Pope, Stuart Tomlinson, Lewis Haldane, Sean Rigg, Ben Williamson, Kingsley James, Clayton McDonald, Chris Shuker, Sam Johnson, Ryan Lloyd and Joe Davis have all been offered terms to extend their stay at Vale Park.
After tying up a year long contract extension for Rory Delap, Stoke City boss Tony Pulis said he was looking to make ‘one or two’ changes to the Potters squad during pre-season.
Speaking to StaffsLive ahead of a trip to relegation-threatened Queens Park Rangers, Pulis said he is also trying to agree a new deal for German defender Robert Huth and that he hopes to see some new faces arrive at the Britannia Stadium over the summer.
Stoke City legend Nigel Gleghorn has backed Roy Hodgson for the England job.
Hodgson is set to be unveiled as the full-time successor to Fabio Capello after meeting with Football Association officials at Wembley yesterday (April 30).
Port Vale midfielder Rob Taylor says the club are confident of going on a ”big run” as the Valiants eye up the final League Two play-off place.
Micky Adams’ side are just two points off seventh spot as they prepare for a trip to Bradford on Tuesday night (February 14).
Stoke City boss Tony Pulis is against a winter break in top flight football – despite his team facing a 60-game season.
The Potters have already clocked up 27 games this season across three different competitions and have six matches in the next 21 days over the hectic festive schedule.