Last summer we ran a series of articles asking for your all-time Port Vale XI. Sadly, the announcement of a winning formation was delayed due to the usual Port Vale crisis coming along and dominating matters. So, after a long delay, here are the results of that vote.
Category: Long Read
A selection of our favourite articles from the OVF archives.
Often controversial and certainly full of incident – here’s our account of the seven years association between Norman Smurthwaite and Port Vale FC.
On Sunday November 11th 2018 the 100th anniversary of the end World War One takes place. Less importantly, Port Vale take on Sunderland. It’s then surely appropriate to celebrate a World War One hero who played for both clubs.
Vale’s current manager had a fearsome reputation as a player but here are some older Vale players who were also terrors on the pitch…
Thanks to research by Phil Jennings, we have some vintage match reports which are mostly from the 1930-31 season.
Robert Firth was the second English manager of Real Madrid and guided them to their second league title. He also played for Port Vale.
In a lengthy eulogy to the late Motorhead frontman Lemmy, Lars Ulrich of Metallica recalls the legendary 1981 gig at Vale Park.
The 1893-1894 season was Port Vale’s second season as a Football League club but it started as one of the most memorable.
We were delighted to be handed this programme during the Vale Vaults exhibition. It marks the visit of Czechoslovakia to Vale Park, the first time a national side had played either of the Potteries sides. The next year, the Czechs reached the 1962 World Cup final.