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 […]
Category: Nostalgia and memoirs
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 […]
Exiled Valiant Barry Edge lives in Perth, Western Australia. Last February certain message board banter between Port Vale and Stoke City rivals almost reached fever pitch. Our neighbours are in Division One now and Barry says, in a perverse sort of way of course, that he misses the banter between some of our absent Stokie […]
Barry tells us he fell over laughing when he first read Scarthy’s report card following that March day out in Crewe. Further, that it prompted him to think along the lines of ‘nudge, nudge, wink, wink, say no more, y’know what I mean, y’know what I mean, hey, hey, what, what?’ For Barry it was […]
Barry picks-up on two ovf Forum posts, dated 12/01 & 13/01/2003, in which a young o’Treason shares with ovf his days as a smart dresser, Chawners in Hanley, the physical attributes of the Bycars loo, the old Vale Park scoreboard, and of conning his then not so keen on football girlfriend to go to Vale […]