Port Vale FC

An opportunity went for a Burton when Vale rejected Hasselbaink

Any other type of port, left undisturbed in the dark for the past 40 years, would represent the most extravagant of Christmas presents. If its present owner is not careful, however, Port Vale Football Club may end up fetching only a bin-end price. For he has been making it sound as though there could be some pretty ghastly hangover issues.

Bobby Thomson: Cultured and intelligent left-back for England and

By common consent, Ray Wilson is England's most accomplished left-back of the last half-century. But there was a time, a couple of seasons before he cemented his lasting pre-eminence through his peerless displays for the 1966 World Cup-winning team, that Wilson looked to have a serious rival for his place in Alf Ramsey's yet-to-be-settled combination.

Jeffers transfer-listed over Vale 'headbutt'

Sheffield Wednesday have handed Francis Jeffers a maximum club fine and placed him on the transfer list following his dismissal in the Carling Cup second-round defeat to Port Vale. Jeffers was shown a straight red card in the 37th minute for appearing to headbutt and punch Vale captain Tommy Fraser.