A peek at previous Port Vale pre-seasons

We take a trawl through our archives and put together some images of past Port Vale pre-seasons.

We are not sure who took all these photos but we know that photographers included Gerard Austin and Paul Humphreys.


New signing Andreas Lipa in the summer of 2003
New signing Andreas Lipa in the summer of 2003
Mark Boyd, Dean Delany and Ian Armstrong in 2003
Mark Boyd, Dean Delany and Ian Armstrong in 2003
Marc Bridge-Wilkinson in the summer of 2003
Marc Bridge-Wilkinson in the summer of 2003
Louis Dodds in action against Tacoma Tide in 2012
Louis Dodds in action against Tacoma Tide in 2011
A very young Chris Birchall in friendly action
A very young Chris Birchall in friendly action
Jon McCarthy in a pre-season friendly after his return to Port Vale in 2002
Jon McCarthy in a pre-season friendly after his return to Port Vale in 2002
Rae Ingram in action in a friendly against Macclesfield in 2001
Rae Ingram in action in a friendly against Macclesfield in 2001
Micky Adams' squad warms up during a summer tour of Ireland
Micky Adams’ squad warms up during a summer tour of Ireland
Action from the same tour of Ireland
Action from the same tour of Ireland – Jennison Myrie-Williams and Kingsley James
George O'Callaghan in action against Witton Albion
George O’Callaghan in action against Witton Albion
Danny Glover in action against Newcastle Town
Danny Glover in action against Newcastle Town
Brett Angell in action against Newcastle Town
Brett Angell in action against Newcastle Town
Tom Pope in action against Nantwich Town 2012
Tom Pope in action against Nantwich Town 2012
Ryan Burge in action against Nantwich Town 2012
Ryan Burge in action against Nantwich Town 2012
Jennison Myrie-Williams in action against Nantwich Town 2012
Jennison Myrie-Williams in action against Nantwich Town 2012
Port Vale players come out for a friendly at Telford
Port Vale players come out for a friendly at Telford
Another view of the action at Telford
Another view of the action at Telford
A young Nathan Smith in action at Rocester in 2012
A young Nathan Smith in action at Rocester in 2012
Mark Marshall powers down the line against Norton in 2014
Mark Marshall powers down the line against Norton in 2014
Ben Purkiss takes a throw against Newcastle Town in 2015
Ben Purkiss takes a throw against Newcastle Town in 2015
John McCombe towers over Chris Shuker during pre-season training in 2012
John McCombe towers over Chris Shuker during pre-season training in 2012
Jak Alnwick, Omar Haughton and Ryan Boot against Newcastle Town 2016
Jak Alnwick, Omar Haughton and Ryan Boot against Newcastle Town 2016