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Ritchie Humpreys on Ernie Moss

8 January 2015

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With Ernie Moss Day fast approaching with this Saturday's visit of another of Ernie's former clubs, Port Vale, Ritchie Humphreys talks about what legendary players mean to football clubs.

Humphreys himself is the record appearance maker for Hartlepool United, so is well qualified to speak about what certain players can come to mean to a football club.

he said: "I think its important for current players and supporters of the club to celebrate what Ernie Moss did at this football club.

"Football clubs will always be there, certain players come and go, a year here, a few years there, but someone like Ernie's been affiliated with the club for several years, scored plenty of goals and has a history with the club and its important that we celebrate players like him."

Sheffield-born Humphreys spoke about his own footballing heroes as a youngster and their connections to Ernie.

"When I was young I had heard the name Ernie Moss," recalled Humphreys. "I was a Sheffield United fan growing up and watching Keith Edwards. He was my hero, and a goalscorer like Ernie, fans love to remember goal scorers."

The current Chesterfield players will know of Ernie's achievements at the club, and some may even harbour dreams of working towards what Ernie at the club.

Humphreys said: "Most players at some point in their career will want to be remembered for doing something good at any football club. I had 12 years at Hartlepool, where I hold the record amount of appearances. 

"Ernie at Chesterfield has the record amount of goals here, I think the younger players have a massive amount of respect for players that have gone before them, they respect the contribution that Ernie Moss made for this football club."

"Hopefully we can get a win to celebrate the career of Ernie on Saturday."

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