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23 May 2013

Travelling supporters won't spend as much time on the road

June and will want to know who Micky Adams’ side will take on in their opening game.thVale fans will be eagerly awaiting the announcement of next season’s League One fixtures which come out on Wednesday 19

Next up will no doubt be a quick look to see when we take on near neighbours Crewe Alex and then Shrewsbury and of course Wolves.

Finally all eyes will be on the Boxing Day and New Year’s Day fixtures and then to the final day of the season.

to watch the team play away from home. What probably won’t be realised at first is the fact we won’t be travelling anywhere near as far

Last season saw Vale’s travelling supporters amass a total of 6006 miles watching the team’s promotion push – next season they will save considerably not only on time but on travel costs.

Totting up the distances using Google as a measuring tool, next season the total distance covered is expected to be 4780 miles – a saving of 1,226 miles.

At an average speed of 50 mph, that equates to an approximate saving of 24 hours – a whole day extra to do whatever you like!

Who knows what rises in fuel prices are in store over the next twelve months? Whatever they are, you can bet there will be a considerable saving there too.

Last season’s longest round trip was 489 miles from Vale Park to Plymouth Argyle’s Home Park. Next season the furthest we will travel will be the 406 miles to Crawley and back and the same distance to Gillingham and back.

June – the countdown begins here – 27 days to go and counting.thSo, here’s to 19

*Approximate distances taken from Google by entering the post codes of the two grounds and then doubling it.

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