‘Awesome,’ ‘This is amazing’ – Delighted Port Vale fans react to latest cheeky offer at the expense of faltering Stoke City

Port Vale have announced a new scheme whereby youngsters can swap their Stoke City shirts and tickets for Valiant ones.

Stoke City’s ‘City 7’ initiative offers seven-year-olds in the city a free Potters shirt and ticket for a game at the Bet365 Stadium. The scheme was an undoubted success for the Championship outfit last season with over two hundred schools taking advantage of the offer.

Now Vale is giving young fans a chance to exchange their shirts and tickets with the Valiants.

The two clubs are bitter city rivals and there is little doubt the Vale scheme is a cheeky jibe at the Championship neighbours who have been having a dreadful time under Nathan Jones, their latest defeat to a Danny Cowley inspired Huddersfield Town last night leaving them rock bottom of the table with two points after failing to register a league win so far this season.

Meanwhile, Vale seems like a club on the up after the recent take over by lifelong fans Carol and Kevin Shanahan. They have had a decent start to their League Two campaign, sitting in the relative safety of mid-table after several years of struggle.

Indeed, Carol Shanahan backed up the club announcement on her Twitter account by extending the offer to all children who want to make the swap, reminding fans there are two teams in the city.

The announcement went down well on social media, with plenty of fans delighted at the news. Many supporters complimented the club on an excellent idea while also taking the chance to have a dig at their city neighbours.

Here is a selection of responses to the announcement on Twitter.



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