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Port Vale - Norman Smurthwaite

Postby Tippy Tappy Football » Mon Jan 28, 2019 1:45 pm

What a bizarre weekend for owners of clubs who are bottom or near the bottom of League 2. Port Vale Chairman, Norman Smurthwaite, was hit by a car in Burslem on Friday evening. The fans were planning a protest on Saturday but postponed it until the next home game.

https://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/sport/f ... em-2472450

https://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/sport/f ... rt-2472548
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Re: Port Vale - Norman Smurthwaite

Postby Wilfred » Mon Jan 28, 2019 2:36 pm

Tippy Tappy Football wrote:What a bizarre weekend for owners of clubs who are bottom or near the bottom of League 2. Port Vale Chairman, Norman Smurthwaite, was hit by a car in Burslem on Friday evening. The fans were planning a protest on Saturday but postponed it until the next home game.

https://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/sport/f ... em-2472450

https://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/sport/f ... rt-2472548

Glad that Mr Smurthwaite is recovering.

But the name Norman Smurthwaite reminded me so much of the "Golden Gordon" episode of Michael Palin's "Ripping Yarns".
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Re: Port Vale - Norman Smurthwaite

Postby Sneag » Mon Jan 28, 2019 5:25 pm

Wilfred wrote:
Tippy Tappy Football wrote:What a bizarre weekend for owners of clubs who are bottom or near the bottom of League 2. Port Vale Chairman, Norman Smurthwaite, was hit by a car in Burslem on Friday evening. The fans were planning a protest on Saturday but postponed it until the next home game.

https://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/sport/f ... em-2472450

https://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/sport/f ... rt-2472548

Glad that Mr Smurthwaite is recovering.

But the name Norman Smurthwaite reminded me so much of the "Golden Gordon" episode of Michael Palin's "Ripping Yarns".


Norman Smurthwaite, bald as an egg he were, but could score wi an 'edder frum thotty yards easy.
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Re: Port Vale - Norman Smurthwaite

Postby Wilfred » Mon Jan 28, 2019 5:28 pm

Sneag wrote:
Wilfred wrote:
Tippy Tappy Football wrote:What a bizarre weekend for owners of clubs who are bottom or near the bottom of League 2. Port Vale Chairman, Norman Smurthwaite, was hit by a car in Burslem on Friday evening. The fans were planning a protest on Saturday but postponed it until the next home game.

https://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/sport/f ... em-2472450

https://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/sport/f ... rt-2472548

Glad that Mr Smurthwaite is recovering.

But the name Norman Smurthwaite reminded me so much of the "Golden Gordon" episode of Michael Palin's "Ripping Yarns".


Norman Smurthwaite, bald as an egg he were, but could score wi an 'edder frum thotty yards easy.

:lol:
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Re: Port Vale - Norman Smurthwaite

Postby SidneyOttewell » Mon Jan 28, 2019 6:08 pm

Sneag wrote:
Wilfred wrote:
Tippy Tappy Football wrote:What a bizarre weekend for owners of clubs who are bottom or near the bottom of League 2. Port Vale Chairman, Norman Smurthwaite, was hit by a car in Burslem on Friday evening. The fans were planning a protest on Saturday but postponed it until the next home game.

https://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/sport/f ... em-2472450

https://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/sport/f ... rt-2472548

Glad that Mr Smurthwaite is recovering.

But the name Norman Smurthwaite reminded me so much of the "Golden Gordon" episode of Michael Palin's "Ripping Yarns".


Norman Smurthwaite, bald as an egg he were, but could score wi an 'edder frum thotty yards easy.


As could 'Baldy' Davitt! What a front two they were! :)
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Re: Port Vale - Norman Smurthwaite

Postby I am Spartacus » Mon Jan 28, 2019 7:27 pm

Tippy Tappy Football wrote:What a bizarre weekend for owners of clubs who are bottom or near the bottom of League 2. Port Vale Chairman, Norman Smurthwaite, was hit by a car in Burslem on Friday evening. The fans were planning a protest on Saturday but postponed it until the next home game.

https://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/sport/f ... em-2472450

https://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/sport/f ... rt-2472548


Jolly decent people these Port Vale fans. Nice to know they have given him a Sporting chance of being well before they abuse him.
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Re: Port Vale - Norman Smurthwaite

Postby Mr Grimsdale » Mon Jan 28, 2019 7:55 pm

Wilfred wrote:
Tippy Tappy Football wrote:What a bizarre weekend for owners of clubs who are bottom or near the bottom of League 2. Port Vale Chairman, Norman Smurthwaite, was hit by a car in Burslem on Friday evening. The fans were planning a protest on Saturday but postponed it until the next home game.

https://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/sport/f ... em-2472450

https://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/sport/f ... rt-2472548

Glad that Mr Smurthwaite is recovering.

But the name Norman Smurthwaite reminded me so much of the "Golden Gordon" episode of Michael Palin's "Ripping Yarns


'Haggerty A, Haggerty R, ............

"Evening Gordon,

A yup Brian,

"How's the wife?"

Oh not so bad , far tings stopped....
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Re: Port Vale - Norman Smurthwaite

Postby Empty FC » Wed Jan 30, 2019 3:52 pm

Mr Grimsdale wrote:
Wilfred wrote:
Tippy Tappy Football wrote:What a bizarre weekend for owners of clubs who are bottom or near the bottom of League 2. Port Vale Chairman, Norman Smurthwaite, was hit by a car in Burslem on Friday evening. The fans were planning a protest on Saturday but postponed it until the next home game.

https://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/sport/f ... em-2472450

https://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/sport/f ... rt-2472548

Glad that Mr Smurthwaite is recovering.

But the name Norman Smurthwaite reminded me so much of the "Golden Gordon" episode of Michael Palin's "Ripping Yarns


'Haggerty A, Haggerty R, ............

"Evening Gordon,

A yup Brian,

"How's the wife?"

Oh not so bad , far tings stopped....


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"He's got another name".

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Re: Port Vale - Norman Smurthwaite

Postby x-type » Wed Jan 30, 2019 3:58 pm

Manager:- Neil Aspin resigned,statement on their official site
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Re: Port Vale - Norman Smurthwaite

Postby ParisStag » Wed Jan 30, 2019 3:58 pm

Don't blame their fans for protesting. I've met him. He didn't come across as a very nice bloke and didn't have many nice things to say about Port Vale or their fans.
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Re: Port Vale - Norman Smurthwaite

Postby Tippy Tappy Football » Tue Feb 05, 2019 12:07 pm

I see Port Vale have appointed John Askey as their new manager. They could end up saving County.

D3D4 keep mentioning that some of the Shrewsbury players did not think his training methods were up to scratch.

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