Digest: Standing up to the idiots, goodbye to Ken and Bert…

Digest: Standing up to the idiots, goodbye to Ken and Bert…

In this digest we take a look at what has happened on the OVF website over the past seven days…

Match action


Alex Jones made the headlines during Vale’s game against Peterborough as he netted a memorable double. You can rate the Vale players here.

Tweet of the week

Thread of the week…

Mr Hobblesworth’s “Open Letter” thread was by far and away the stand-out thread of the week. Not only did it bring a disturbing incident to a wider audience but the poster himself earned praise for standing up to the fans.


Open letter to some of the Vale fans at Bury today… When you saw that young Asian lad on the tram and decided to make comments about him having a bomb strapped to him or having guns in his pocket, did you think you were being really funny or clever? When I challenged you, you were quite cowardly and started claiming that you were talking about me. That was a bit pathetic, wasn’t it? And when the old man with you started talking about me being part of the PC brigade, did he understand how horrible it was to target a kid who was just on his way in to Manchester on a Saturday afternoon?

Link to the thread

Transfer news…


There were temporary moves out of the clubs for two youngsters as Dan Turner joined Kidsgrove on loan and Ryan Boot joined Worcester City on loan. Both enjoyed good debuts with Turner scoring twice and Boot playing in a 3-0 win.

Talking points…


The trouble at Bury prompted two pieces of editorial. Firstly, Barry Edge’s poem “You’re an absolute disgrace” pulled no punches while editor Rob Fielding said a minority of idiots are tarnishing the club’s name with their actions.

In memoriam…

Sadly we lost two former Valiants this week…


We lost two former Valiants this week as Bert Llewellyn (above) and Ken Higgs sadly passed away. Our thoughts are with their friends and families. RIP forever Valiant.

This week in Port Vale history…

Notable Port Vale events from this week’s dates…


5th September: Dutch midfielder Robin van der Laan is born (1968)

6th September: Ronnie Allen and Morris Jones both score hat-tricks in an astonishing 6-4 win over Aldershot (1947)

7th September: Wilf Kirkham (above) scores a hat-trick as Port Vale beat Stoke City 3-0 (1925)

8th September: John Nicholson makes a club record 208th consecutive appearance (1965)

9th September: Wallace Campbell scores four times as Port Vale beat Walsall Swifts 5-0 (1893)

10th September: Bill Bratt resigns as the club’s CEO but remains as Chairman (2010)

11th September: Port Vale pay a club record £500,000 for Lincoln City winger Gareth Ainsworth (1997)

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