Long-serving Port Vale kitman Stan “Stan the man” Nicholls has passed some more of his anecdotes onto OVF. In his latest anecdotes, Stan recalls the Vale players’ instant respect for John Rudge, an unfortunate car journey and a kick around with a famous fan…
Category: Nostalgia and memoirs
Long-serving Port Vale kitman Stan “Stan the man” Nicholls has passed some more of his anecdotes onto OVF. In this episode – a Christmas gift from a Vale striker, Bernie Slaven’s addiction, a rare mistake, another Peter Swan jape and a lock-in at the hotel…
Long-serving Port Vale kitman Stan “Stan the man” Nicholls has passed some more of his anecdotes onto OVF. In this episode – ‘losing’ the Autoglass Trophy, passport panic, Tony Naylor’s shorts and a load of balls against Man City…
We’re delighted that long-serving Port Vale kitman Stan “Stan the man” Nicholls has agreed that OVF should publish some of his Vale memories in a regular column. In this episode – Swanny and the string, Paul “memory man” Kerr and an incident involving John Rudge and a bowl of salted peanuts…
Barry says he’s been very busy at work since the season kicked off and hasn’t been spending as much time as he’d like on onevalefan, but what time he did spend on the Forums was to look for new themes and material for his next poem. Right on cue Steve Burdekin, aka Birdy, kindly obliged […]
At 1345 hours On Tuesday 11th July in the Great Hall at the University of Birmingham Mark Whitby aka Twitters will make the short walk to the stage where he will receive his due reward – the result of four years hard graft at the Birmingham University. He will then be able to place MEng […]
This is a story of ‘truetrini’, a regular Forum member. Trinidad born Gershwin Stephen (aka truetrini) currently lives and works in Virginia USA and is a mad keen supporter of the Trinidad & Tobago Soca Warriors. Stafford born Chris Birchall plays for Port Vale FC and Trinidad & Tobago. No, it’s not a conundrum because […]
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.
What would you do if you scooped the big lottery? Party for sure. But then what? What would do when the celebrations are well and truly over? Well, there are at least two Valiants who’ve told onevalefan exactly what they would do with some of their new found wealth.
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 […]