To commemorate the sixtieth anniversary of Port Vale’s FA Cup semi-final appearances, here is a documentary video on that legendary Iron Curtain side.
The following is a brief documentary on the 1954 Iron Curtain Port Vale side, which won a record-breaking promotion, defeated Stanley Matthews’ Blackpool in a famous FA Cup giantkilling and reached the FA Cup semi-final only to controversially lose to West Brom.
This is from the “Up the Vale” video kindly supplied to OVF by Stuart Dean.
Click play to watch it. For more on the Iron Curtain side, click on the features below.
Thanks to Stuart Dean, we have a short documentary clip of Port Vale’s 1954 record-breaking side.
Thanks to OVF reader Paul Rafferty, we have an image of Vale’s crucial FA Cup goal against Leyton Orient – the strike that secured Port Vale’s place in the semi-finals.
Exclusive images and contemporary text from the ‘Pride of Port Vale’ booklet. The book celebrated the achievements of the legendary 1954 ‘Iron Curtain’ side. These are the original text and cartoons that appear in the 1954 booklet.