M alcolm Dawson writes….our first contributor for the Port Vale “Who Are You” feature was Rob Fielding who runs the onevalefan website.

Appropriately, with the game taking place on the 100th anniversary of The Armistice, he has unearthed the story of a former player of both clubs who lost his life on the Somme in WW1. It is well worth a read and can be found here

Sunderland and Port Vale player, maverick and war hero – the remarkable Leigh Roose story

 

Further use of internet search engines led me to this, published by Roker Report

 

Born in Hetton le Hole, deputy editor Malcolm Dawson's first game at Roker Park was the three all draw with Leicester City at the beginning of the 64-65 season. Having spent more than thirty years living in the East Midlands, he was Chairman and Information Officer of the Heart of England Branch of the Supporters' Association but has now returned to live in County Durham.

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  1. Edward November 12, 2018 at 5:58 am #

    Both articles are very interesting; especially given the date of the game. One cannot help but what if… .

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