Two minute guide to: Port Vale vs Stoke City

Two minute guide to: Port Vale vs Stoke City

Here’s our brief guide to this weekend’s special charity Potteries Derby game between Port Vale and Stoke City.

Port Vale

Manager for this game:

“Sir” John Rudge

Notable team members:

Tony Naylor, Peter Swan, Neil Aspin, Robin Van der Laan, Ian Bogie, Steve Guppy and Jon McCarthy

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Stoke City

Manager for this game: 

Denis Smith

Notable team members:

Mike Pejic, Micky Thomas, Wayne Biggins, Dave Regis (mind the puddles) and Ade Akinbiyi


Tony Naylor: organiser of the game

What’s it all about

The match has been organised by Vale legend Tony Naylor to raise money for Alzheimer’s charity Approach. It’s a cause close to his heart because his dad, Joe, is in the early stages of the condition. It’s a great effort by Naylor and Port Vale FC (for allowing the game to take place at the stadium) plus all the former players and celebrities deserve much credit for their efforts.

Want to watch it?

The game will take place on Sunday May 18th at 3pm at Vale Park. Fans can pay on the day. Admission is £10 for adults and £5 concessions.


Micky Cummins: scored Vale’s last goal against Stoke City

When was the Potteries derby last played?

The last “proper” match took place back in 2002 with the Valiants winning 1-0 at the Britannia stadium thanks to a Micky Cummins goal.


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Marc Bridge-Wilkinson: played in four games of Vale’s unbeaten run

And what’s the head-to-head record like?

Very nice for the Vale, thank you. The Valiants are unbeaten in the last six competitive games against Stoke – a record that stretches back to 1998. The overall record is:

  • Vale wins: 15
  • Stoke wins: 19
  • Draws: 17

Any notable games?

Well, it wouldn’t be a Vale-Stoke preview without mention of this particular match. Take it away Dave Regis


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The Chamberlain brothers: played for both sides

Played or managed both clubs?

The list is rather long… there’s John Rudge, Micky Adams, Freddie Steele, Jackie Mudie, Sir Stanley Matthews, Gareth Owen, Carl Dickinson, Ron Wilson, Ian Brightwell, Wilf Kirkham, Mark Chamberlain, Neville Chamberlain, Mark Harrison, Tony Lacey, Peter Ford, Barry Siddall and Florent Cuvelier to name just a few…


Go on, give us another video clip

Oh alright then, here’s Vale knocking Stoke out of another cup…

Want to watch it?

The game will take place on Sunday May 18th at 3pm at Vale Park. Fans can pay on the day. Admission is £10 for adults and £5 concessions.

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