Our favourite OVF features from 2016

Our favourite OVF features from 2016

Continuing our end of year review, here are a selection of our favourite historical features from the last twelve months. We hope you enjoy…


firth-madridPort Vale player and Real Madrid manager – the Robert Firth story

“Robert Firth was the second English manager of Real Madrid and guided them to their second league title. He also played for Port Vale…”

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January 2016


stamp-580A hand drawn Port Vale stamp from 1970

“Take a look at this hand-drawn Port Vale stamp which was produced by a national newspaper over 45 years ago…”

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January 2016


1926-teamVale’s amazing 1926 run – 8 games, 7 wins, 23 goals for, 4 goals against

“Wilf Kirkham had netted twelve times including a hat-trick against Stoke…”

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November 2016


nearly-men-futcherNearly men 7-12: the rocky transfer route to Ron Futcher…

“Port Vale tried five other strikers before opting to sign Ron Futcher. This is the story of those failed transfer deals…”

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October 2016


bela-guttmanAppoint a foreign coach? Amazingly Vale tried this before in 1962…

“If you think this summer’s move for Bruno Ribeiro is radical, how about when Vale tried to sign the “Jose Mourinho” of the day in 1962?”

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June 2016


corner-standThe quiet centurion of Vale Park…

“Nestling quietly in the corner of the Vale Park stadium is an often overlooked but unique slice of club history…”

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March 2016


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