Clipping Heroes #13: Vale Cover Stars

A selection of programme front cover images from over the decades form the latest of our Clipping Heroes series.

What is clipping heroes? Simply it’s a collection of images from our Archives that form a theme.


The moment when Port Vale celebrate promotion in the game against Stockport County is captured in this programme from 1983.

Veteran striker Ron Futcher captured in 1989.

Ray Walker in characteristic pose.

A very early photo of Robin van der Laan.

Gary Pollard and Terry Armstrong welcome new signing Martin Henderson in 1983.


Mark Chamberlain receivesĀ a Match Weekly award from manager John McGrath.

Andy Jones photographed after he scored four goals in the 4-0 win over Aldershot. Jones had scored five against Newport County in his previous home match so this made it nine goals in two games for the Welsh wizard.


Jon McCarthy in action against Leeds United.

New signing Darren Beckford is welcomed by Andy Porter, Alan Webb, Gary Hamson, Paul Smith, Richard O’Kelly and manager John Rudge.