Clipping Heroes #9: New signings

In our latest collection of clippings from the archives, we take a look at new signings for the club…


In 1983 we announced these names. Arguably only Eamonn O’Keefe had any impact as Vale were relegated.


This signing (in 1967) was much more successful.


Gerry Keenan joined in 1978.


In the 1998-99 season Vale added Paul Beesley, loanee Andy Clarke and Frenchman Stephane Pounewatchy.


This clipping is from 1967. Sadly, Dave McClelland only played a handful of games for Vale.


Jack Wilkinson signed in 1957 and made 80 appearances for Vale.


Bill Spurdle signed in 1956.

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Manager Norman Low (left) was hospitalised when striker Ralph Hunt (right) signed. Hunt turned up for his first game on a motorbike ten minutes before kick-off but only played 14 times before leaving the club.

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