UK time is: 02:05:58
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

One Former Boss To Leave/Another To Follow?

Two former Vale managers who enjoyed contrasting fortunes in Burslem have been in the news this week. Legendary former Vale boss John Rudge is set to end his 14 year stay at Stoke City at the end of the season after the Potters announced an overhaul of their scouting network. Rudge has declared an interest to stay in football, so a potential return to the club he served with such distinction will remain an interesting, if unlikely, possibility.

Meanwhile, Jim Gannon, who will go down in the annals of Vale history for rather different reason owing to his disastrous, short stay in the Potteries, has also been in the news. Now back at Stockport County, the combustible Irishman has had a spectacular public fallout with Chairman Lord Snape. In response to criticism from Gannon at cuts to his playing budget, which have resulted in the Hatters struggling at the wrong end of the Conference table, Snape stated that he was 'fed up of watching part-time teams beat County`. Speaking to the Manchester Evening News, the County chairman declared, "Changes are going to be made unless things improve. Jim Gannon`s pretty good at telling me how this club should be run. Well I`m going to tell him that I`m not impressed by the way the team is being run.

"If we lose a couple of our next games, we`re in a relegation battle with a much bigger budget than most of the teams down there with us, which quite frankly is not good enough."

One thing for certain is that things are rarely dull where Gannon is concerned…




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Tom  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday December 21 2012

Time: 6:54PM

Your Comments

In Gannon we trust. Snape out! That would be 80% of County fans views I would suggest. Trouble at mill but without Jim at EP Stockport County will most likely drop down yet another league. Sad times indeed.
cropped
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Port Vale Articles

Final Day Fixtures Set (Tuesday November 18 2014)

Deen-Conteh's Vale Signing Confirmed (Monday November 17 2014)

Port Vale 1-0 Rochdale (Sunday November 16 2014)

Page Hails Vale's Work Ethic (Saturday November 15 2014)

Stats: Port Vale v Rochdale (Saturday November 15 2014)

Team News: Port Vale v Rochdale (Friday November 14 2014)

Streete Returns To Toon (Wednesday November 12 2014)

Vale Trial Winger And Defender (Tuesday November 11 2014)

Archived Port Vale Articles

List All Vital Vale Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
9. Oldham 17 6 8 3 5 26
10. Fleetwood 17 7 4 6 3 25
11. Barnsley 16 6 4 6 0 22
12. Port Vale 17 6 4 7 -1 22
13. Bradford 17 6 4 7 -1 22
14. Chesterfield 17 5 6 6 -1 21
15. Crawley 17 5 5 7 -10 20

Breaking League News

Johnson - Take The Game To Sheffield United
» Oldham : 20/11/2014 20:26:00
DRFC Rochdale v Doncaster - Simpson in charge
» Doncaster : 20/11/2014 20:26:00
DRFC Rochdale v Doncaster Rovers Team News
» Doncaster : 20/11/2014 20:23:00
Alexander On Home Comforts
» Fleetwood : 20/11/2014 19:15:00
Ryan Harley Joins Exeter City
» Swindon : 20/11/2014 17:43:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Rochdale MotM
Suggested By:  Site Staff
Neal 0%
Yates 0%
Robertson 0%
Veseli 0%
Dickinson 0%
Daniel 0%
O'Connor 0%
Marshall 0%
Brown 100%
Lines 0%
N'Guessan 0%
Sub:-Birchall 0%
Sub:-Williamson 0%