Two Minute Guide: Port Vale v Crewe

Two Minute Guide: Port Vale v Crewe

We preview the action ahead of Port Vale’s game against Crewe Alexandra on Saturday afternoon…
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Port Vale

Manager: Rob Page

Last match: 2-4 vs Chesterfield
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Crewe

Manager: Steve Davis

Last match: 0-3 vs Peterborough

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* Oldest result on left
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Team news

 

Manager Rob Page may make changes after he described the team’s defending against Chesterfield as “comical” The Valiants also hope to have midfielder Michael O’Connor fit and in contention for the game.


Pre-match thoughts

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 “For us it’s about stopping this rot and we hope we can do that by picking up three points against Crewe on Saturday…”

Port Vale’s Louis Dodds


Last time we met

It ended goalless in the first game of this season.


Overall record

  • Vale wins: 33
  • Crewe wins: 19
  • Draws: 22

Video vault

Here’s a thumping Port Vale win from back in the 1995-96 season:


Played for both

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Well, there’s going to be a few of those… Port Vale boast former Alex players AJ Leitch-Smith, Anthony Grant, Michael O’Connor, Byron Moore and (youth teamer) Adam Yates. Vale’s Colin Daniel, currently on loan at Mansfield Town, is also a former Crewe man.


Trivia

 

Vale have an awful recent home record against the Alex. It’s three games since Vale’s last home win which came back in 2010. The Valiants had Anthony Griffith sent-off that day but won 2-1 thanks to goals from Louis Dodds and Marc Richards.

More trivia

  • The clubs first met competitively way back in 1892
  • That first game ended in a comprehensive 4-1 win for Vale
  • However, Crewe bounced back winning the return game 5-0


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