The 1954 side pictured at home…

The 1954 side pictured at home…

Taken from a Sentinel FA Cup semi-final special on display at the Vale Vaults exhibition, here are some unique period portraits of the legendary Freddie Steele side pictured at home.

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stan-turner

roy-sproson

reg-potts

ray-king

ken-griffiths

dickie-cunliffe

albert-mullard

basil-hayward

colin-askey

derek-tomkinson

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Inspiration for the salute to Port Vale?

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It’s interesting that the “Salute to Port Vale” piece which appeared in national magazine Football Monthly appears to have been inspired by this piece. If you look at the feature you will notice that the captions bear an uncanny resemblance to those in the Sentinel report (although they appear to have attributed some to the wrong players!)

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