In our latest Port Vale photographic feature, we take a look at a matchday programme feature on Vale great Roy Sproson.
Our photo essay feature is an article based on a single photo.
This is taken from a page from the Port Vale 1969-1970 promotion special programme.
At the end of the 1969-70 season, the Valiants were celebrating promotion under manager Gordon Lee. The club produced a special promotion programme from which this clipping is taken. If you want to look at the whole promotion special programme, well, we have that too. Take a look at this feature (part one) and this feature (part two) if you want to look at the promotion special programme.
Roy Sproson needs no introduction to Vale fans. The club legend is commemorated by the imposing statue in front of the club entrance and its richly deserved. By the time this programme was created, Sproson was reaching the end of an astonishing Vale career. The 40 year-old had played twenty seasons for the club but his story didn’t end in 1970. Sproson played on for two more seasons before ending his one club playing career with a staggering 842 appearances and 35 goals. He would go on to manage the club for 173 games and would sadly pass away in 1997. For more on the remarkable Sproson family please check out our dedicated section
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