Barry begs the question as to whether there is anything more to worry about when travelling away with the ‘Lads: hostile pub receptions; putting your life in danger walking on ‘foreign’ turf; being intimidated by the home supporters loaded with bellies full of ale; and so on.
Barry Edge poetry
Barry Edge entertains with his poems reflecting numerous OVF and Port Vale moments.
Work place grievance issues, discrimination and religious intolerance, questions as to whether football is more important than any religion and is the FA Cup another form of reaching Mecca, plus keeping alive the faith of our fathers. Then there’s disappointment.
It’s been suggested by several ovf Forum regulars that Boomer’s story should be archived for future easy reference. Well, it seems our favourite Aussie has researched the various ovf threads about our lovable Staffy Bulldog mascot, as well as checking important details with one of the principle characters as needs arise. The result is this […]
Children ask questions by the dozen and our many answers are usually followed by ‘Why?’ But one young lady, a certain Miss Kristen Treeby – pictured right – is known for asking the most telling questions at the most awkward of times. Such as when she went to help her dad cast his vote in […]
Leigh Briscoe is the granddaughter of one time Valiant player William Briscoe (1898-1994). Her many posts on onevalefan include telling us of her love for her husband and children. She also tells us the ‘Birthday Beemer’ is still costing an arm and leg to keep on the road. But it is her latest post, dated […]
It was a Red Letter Day for one of our very own who stated “I feel that now is the right time to Come Out”. But would our true blue brother feel better for the experience? Would there be a chorus of condemnation and calls of banishment from our midst? Or would it be a […]
Burslem Babe has a windows and shed problem. She is very keen for the ‘Council to install new PVC windows. But she also wants to keep her shed in the back yard. Sadly, the man from the ‘Council isn’t listening saying she has to choose one or the other – that she can’t have both. […]
Dateline 2nd March, 2004 Loftus Road – somewhere down south. Finally we have our culprit. No, it’s not Tin Man, not the players, not the ref, not the respective ‘Club officials, not anybody else except CapnPimp. It’s his fault entirely, and his rotten cigarettes, that we lost to QPR tonight.
Barry is fully aware that thousands of supporters are doing what they can financially to keep Port Vale FC in the safe hands of true blue Valaints. He too is doing everything he can – financially and otherwise – to keep predators and administration away from the hallowed turf of the Hamil.
Exiled Valiant Barry Edge lives in Perth, Western Australia and is a regular columnist for onevalefan. Chris, aka Trent Vale Valiant, decided to share ‘His Terrible Secret’ with onevalefan. For Barry’s part, he decided there was no better way to celebrate his half-century of ovf poems, memoirs and other articles than by converting Chris’ post […]
Exiled Valiant Barry Edge is a regular columnist for onevalefan. In this verse he draws on a message board post from LoveRapt, dated the 3rd December 2002, which shares with onevalefan his experience of the biggest crowd he’s ever seen at Vale Park. LoveRapt also says that by the end of the game some supporters […]
Exiled Valiant Barry Edge lives in Perth, Western Australia and is a regular columnist for onevalefan. In this poem Barry highlights two episodes from Paul T Vale’s post, dated 26th September, regarding the lack of public relations when dealing with some of the staff in the Port Vale shop.