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Celebrate Ernie Moss Day At Chesterfield This Weekend

6 January 2015

Fans Can Pay Tribute To Former Striker At The Proact

Port Vale and Chesterfield fans will celebrate ‘Ernie Moss Day’ at the Proact Stadium this Saturday.


Moss played for both sides during his career and is the Spireites’ all-time top scorer having netted a total of 191 goals for the club.

He joined Vale in 1981 and was a favourite among the club's supporters, winning player of the year for the 1981/82 season.


The 65-year-old, who is currently suffering from Pick’s Disease, a form of dementia, will attend the game along with family members and former teammates.


He will be introduced to the crowd at half time, giving supporters the chance to pay tribute to him.


Chesterfield will be selling a number of specially produced items to mark the occasion, including a limited edition badge and a unique ale called ‘Ernie 8’.


A minimum donation of £3 will be requested per badge and the money raised will be given to a dementia charity.

Chesterfield chief executive Chris Turner told the Spireites' official website: "Everyone at the club was saddened to hear about Ernie's condition and we wanted to show our support for him and his family while raising money for an appropriate cause in the process.

"We felt it was appropriate to stage the day when we faced Port Vale as he is also highly regarded there. He is one of the most popular players in the history of the club and his goalscoring exploits will never be forgotten."

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