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 […]
Category: Nostalgia and memoirs
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.
Exiled Valiant Barry Edge lives in Australia and is a regular columnist for onevalefan. With season 2001/02 coming to an end Barry shares with ovf his choices for ‘Winners’ on and off the park. This is a fun piece of verse with a touch of respect. My special thanks to all ovf posters. And the […]
This onevalefan poem pays tribute to Paul Humphreys, also known as TallPaul, onevalefan’s mild mannered reporter, and winner of Aussie Rules ‘Shutterbug of the Year’ award, for his many home and away dispatches plus photographs during season 2001/2002.
Exiled Valiant Barry Edge lives in Perth, Western Australia and is a regular columnist for onevalefan. Not so long ago a Stoke City lad and a Port Vale girl went on a date. Suffice it to say they will not be dating again. It seems the lad’s style of courting didn’t impress the Burslem girl, […]
In his post, dated March 17, 2002 Chris, aka Trent Vale Valiant, shares with us his harrowing experience when travelling between Burslem and Crewe. Burslem Babe had revealed to him a dark secret from her past – of gambling and the Grand National. Chris is still traumatised by it all.
Exiled Valiant Barry Edge lives in Perth, Western Australia and is a regular columnist for onevalefan. He has previously illuminated both Sean Ryan’s and Paul T Vale’s stories as to the how, what, where and why they are Valiants. In his latest verse he celebrates David@Preston’s story – our very own ‘adopted son from Dagenham’.
Exiled Valiant Barry Edge lives in Perth, Western Australia and is a regular columnist for onevalefan. For Barry onevalefan is ‘the forum’ for all things Port Vale. But folks, there’s more than just football to read and have your say about – as shown in this latest verse from our resident bard.
Fifty is a milestone celebrated in many ways: a fiftieth wedding anniversary; an innings of fifty runs; fifty first class wickets; fifty career goals; or even collecting your fiftieth Port Vale shirt. And reaching fifty years of age is a major milestone too. In this verse Barry draws on several parts of one ovf thread […]