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    Former Port Vale midfielder George O’Callaghan has spoken about a lack of “guidance” and “bullying” during his seven year stay with the Valiants which began back in the mid-1990s Vale is a vastly different club nowadays from the one O’Callaghan encountered but his interview gives an insight into life as a youth teamer during the mid 1990’s. Speaking to the RTE Soccer Podcast, O’Callaghan said “My family were all hurlers (but) soccer became my first love. Continue reading Former Port Vale midfielder – you could end up locked in a skip for half an hour at onevalefan.co.uk. More
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    Port Vale have revealed there is a clause in defender James Gibbons contract that allows the club the option to extend the full-back’s deal. The right-back’s current deal was set to expire in the summer but Vale will be widely expected to activate the clause as Gibbons has been a key performer for the Valiants this season. The youngster, who progressed through the junior ranks, has been the regular right-back this season and at 21 years of age, the Vale will believe he has plenty of time to develop his game further. Continue reading Major boost as Port Vale defender is set to stay with the club at onevalefan.co.uk. More
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    Port Vale FC have confirmed that young midfielder Scott Burgess has agreed a new two-year contract which will keep him at the club until 2022. Having signed on a one-year deal in the summer, Burgess has forced his way into the starting eleven with a string of strong performances, often in partnership with fellow youngster Jake Taylor. Burgess told the official Port Vale website: “I am enjoying my football. Continue reading Port Vale confirm that midfielder has agreed new contract at onevalefan.co.uk. More
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    Travel back to 1993 and watch a highly entertaining Autoglass Trophy clash between Port Vale and Northampton with cracking goals for both sides on display. This game took place at Vale Park on the 2nd February 1993 and the Vale scorers were Peter Swan, Mark Smith, Paul Kerr and Ray Walker. It was loanee Smith’s only goal for the club. John Rudge’s side would go on to lift the Autoglass Trophy at Wembley later that season. Continue reading Throwback Thursday: watch a video of Port Vale’s 4-2 win over Northampton Town from 1993 at onevalefan.co.uk. More
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    Port Vale’s impressive 3-1 home win over League Two title contenders, Exeter City, has set the play-off race wide open. Vale were supremely clinical in front of goal for a change, giving them the platform to end Exeter’s 11-game unbeaten run and move to within three points of the top seven themselves. Just eight points separate Vale in tenth place and Crewe Alexandra in the third and final automatic promotion spot, and their win over Exeter proves they are capable of mixing it with the best in the division. Continue reading The League Two play-off race looks like being one of the best yet at onevalefan.co.uk. More
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    Here’s our complete run-down of all the Port Vale FC ins and outs at Vale Park during the 2020 transfer window.   Continue reading Read all of Port Vale’s January 2020 Transfer Window business at onevalefan.co.uk. More
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    Watch as goals from Valiants strikers Darren Beckford and Nicky Cross give Port Vale a 2-0 home win over Ossie Ardiles’ Swindon Town side. Played in front of a crowd of 7,393 at Vale Park this game took place on the 18th November 1989. It marked the start of three straight wins for John Rudge’s Vale side as they went on to beat Plymouth Argyle and Bradford City. At the same time, Vale Park opened a new 48 seat dedicated disabled stand at a cost of £100,000. Continue reading Throwback Thursday: Port Vale 2-0 Swindon Town, 1989 at onevalefan.co.uk. More
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    Port Vale manager John Askey has dismissed online rumours that Championship side Birmingham City are interested in Port Vale defender Nathan Smith as “nothing”. Locally-born Smith has been in fine form this season and Internet rumours have linked the Blues with a swoop for the 23 year-old central defender. However, when asked the question in a press conference, Askey told the media: “You have probably been talking to Nathan’s agent! Continue reading Manager dismisses talk of Birmingham City bid for Port Vale defender at onevalefan.co.uk. More
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    Taken by Fred Fielding, here’s Tom Pope’s winning penalty against Stevenage at the weekend. Pope netted his 110th goal for the club in the 1-0 League Two win. This video is from the onevalefan YouTube channel, click here to visit and see a range of classic Port Vale videos. Click play to watch. Continue reading Video: Tom Pope’s penalty seen from the away end at onevalefan.co.uk. More
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    Port Vale are unlikely to be able to sign on loan midfielder Jake Taylor on a permanent basis according to reports. The Stoke Sentinel newspaper reports that Championship side Nottingham Forest have rejected Port Vale’s latest bid for the goalscoring midfielder. Taylor, 21, has been in impressive form since joining the club on the 30th August. As Taylor is out of contract in the summer, Vale were encouraged to make a bid to sign the player on a permanent basis but the newspaper claims that Forest will now be offering the midfielder a new contract towards the end of this season. Continue reading Not for sale – Port Vale are dealt major transfer blow at onevalefan.co.uk. More
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    Veteran striker Tom Pope gave a typically dry interview to the Guardian labelling himself as the “slowest striker in the world” ahead of the team’s game against Manchester City. Pope will get the chance to lead the Vale line against the FA Cup holders on Saturday evening but any nerves have not dampened his sense of humour. Following some tongue in cheek tweets about City defender John Stones, Pope is sure of his reception from the opposition saying: “If the Man City players have had a look at what I’ve said, they’ll probably tell me to bugger off.” Describing his style of play, Pope described himself as a “carthorse” and added: “I know what I am, I’m the slowest footballer in the world.” “I’ll come last in any running race but I also know what my strengths are and, if you play to my strengths, I know I am a handful for anyone.” The gap between the two sides is staggering and former double glazing fitter Pope has a unique take on how he could help the City millionaires adding: “They have all got big houses so if any of them ever need any windows doing, then maybe I’ll give them a call”. Continue reading They’ll probably tell me to bugger off – Tom Pope on the Man City game at onevalefan.co.uk. More
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    Port Vale goalkeeper Scott Brown has given an extensive interview ahead of Port Vale’s FA Cup third round clash with Manchester City. The club’s reigning player of the year joined the Valiants in the summer of 2018 and has been a virtual ever-present since then. Speaking ahead of the FA Cup third round clash with Manchester City, Brown told the Express and Star newspaper: “What we do want is to give a good account of ourselves. Continue reading Goalkeeper Scott Brown on Man City game, reason for Port Vale move and “fantastic” Vale fans at onevalefan.co.uk. More
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    January transfer window: with the window about to open we look at who’s on loan until when and which Port Vale players could see themselves loaned out in the New Year. Still on loan… Kieran Kennedy – on loan to Wrexham until January 4th The defender has expressed an interest in extending his stay and manager John Askey could be tempted to offer an extension or even a permanent deal. Kennedy’s future is likely to hinge on what defenders, if any, John Askey brings in during the transfer window. Continue reading January transfer window: what’s the deal with Port Vale’s loaned out players? at onevalefan.co.uk. More
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    You can watch highlights of Port Vale’s 2-0 home win over Swindon Town on Sunday 29th December. The Valiants stunned the League Two leaders through goals from midfield dup Scott Burgess and Jake Taylor as they recorded an excellent home victory. It was the first win in six games for John Askey’s side and Swindon’s first defeat in the League since October. 5,495 people were in attendance at Vale Park. Continue reading Watch free highlights of Port Vale’s 2-0 win over Swindon Town at onevalefan.co.uk. More
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    Former Port Vale player and agent Phil Sproson has told BBC Radio Stoke that Port Vale have made a permanent offer for loan midfielder Jake Taylor. Taylor has been a resounding success this season and with the 21 year-old out of contract in the summer, the Valiants are keen to retain his services. The signing of Taylor would be a major signal of intent from owners Carol and Kevin Shanahan and would also undoubtedly boost Vale’s hopes of sneaking into the play-off places. Continue reading Phil Sproson confirms Port Vale have made Jake Taylor offer at onevalefan.co.uk. More
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    Port Vale manager John Askey has told the Sentinel newspaper that the club are keen to sign midfielder Jake Taylor on a permanent basis. Askey told the newspaper: “We have shown our interest to Nottingham Forest in trying to take him, so we are just waiting to hear from Forest. “I would try to take him. I think he would be ideal for the football club. He is the right age and he has the chance of progressing if he stays with us. Continue reading A good move for both parties – Port Vale make bid for Nottingham Forest player at onevalefan.co.uk. More
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    Port Vale owner Carol Shanahan has told BBC Radio Stoke that there will be a major development for the unfinished half of the Lorne Street stand during the summer. Shanahan has confirmed that the section will be fully seated in time for Vale’s eye-catching Robbie Williams homecoming concert in the summer. The stand was initially started by former Chairman Bill Bell back in 1998 but to date has never been completed. Continue reading Port Vale’s Lorne Street stand set for major development this summer at onevalefan.co.uk. More
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    Port Vale defeated Cheltenham Town 3-1 thanks to a dramatic Tom Pope hat-trick to set up a potentially lucrative third round FA Cup tie. Here are the views on the Vale fans on the OVF forum. Having Conlon back is a big plus. Loads of energy, committed, great left peg. With Burgess, Taylor, Atkinson, and Conlon competing to partner Joyce (with the slim hope that Manny can sort his hamstring out) central midfield is a real position of strength for us. Continue reading Carol, Kevin, John and Tom have put a smile back on our faces – fan views on Port Vale’s FA Cup win at onevalefan.co.uk. More
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    Striker Tom Pope’s treble in the FA Cup second round game against Cheltenham Town has taken him to 108 Port Vale goals. The forward had replaced Richie Bennett in the Valiant frontline and marked his return in style with a treble effort in the second-half of the game at Whaddon Road. The rapid-fire seven minute hat-trick means Pope matches Martin Foyle as the club’s record post-war goalscorer. It was Pope’s first hat-trick since his prolific 2012-2013 season and takes his goal tally for the season to six. Continue reading Tom Pope up to second in all-time scoring charts after FA Cup treble at onevalefan.co.uk. More
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    The future of Port Vale’s Vale Park stadium looks secure for the long-term after it was declared an “asset of community value status” by Stoke-on-Trent city council. The news was announced at a Supporters Club meeting last nigh after the organisation applied to the council for the status. The application was made back in March 2019 when Norman Smurthwaite was still the owner of the club. The move effectively means that the group must be notified if the ground is put up for sale. Continue reading Port Vale’s stadium secured for the future after special status acquired at onevalefan.co.uk. More
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    Port Vale manager John Askey has praised the supporters as his side continued their fine recent form with a home win over Carlisle United. Vale made it four straight wins in league and cup with a 2-1 home victory on Saturday. Speaking after the match, Askey told the official Port Vale website: “It’s a big turnaround from last year as well, we said at the start of the season that home form is going to be vital. Continue reading “They can sense something is happening” – Port Vale manager says fans are behind team at onevalefan.co.uk. More
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    Thanks to David Graham who kindly sent these vintage programmes to us. We will be featuring them on this website over the coming weeks. David has kindly sent us a selection of Port Vale home and away programmes dating from 1950 to 1964. They include away programmes from Workington, Shrewsbury Town, Norwich City and Crewe Alexandra; a selection of home programmes and the souvenir programme from Port Vale’s game against Czechoslavakia. Continue reading Coming soon on OVF – more vintage programmes at onevalefan.co.uk. More
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    There are highlights of Port Vale’s first round victory over Milton Keynes on the FA’s official YouTube channel. Port Vale pulled off an excellent away win against their League One opponents on Saturday afternoon. Forward David Worrall was the matchwinner with his first-half header. Click play to watch the video. Continue reading Watch highlights as Port Vale beat Milton Keynes in the FA Cup first round at onevalefan.co.uk. More
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    Striker Martin Paterson was always going to be a controversial signing – and true to form, that’s exactly what he turned out to be… About Port Vale Fail 8: Martin Paterson It’s fair to say that a fair number of controversial signings were made by Port Vale manager Bruno Ribeiro during the 2016-17 season. Perhaps the one which riled Vale fans the most was that of striker Martin Paterson. It was unusual signing to say the least. Continue reading Vale Fail 8: Martin Paterson at onevalefan.co.uk. More
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    Stevenage manager Mark Sampson said Port Vale “are a real clever team when they play at home” as he welcomed the 1-1 draw at Vale Park on Saturday. Stevenage did enough to merit a point after a disappointing Vale performance and Sampson told the media: “The character of the team was outstanding. This is a difficult place to come, they are unbeaten at home for a reason. “To concede the first goal, it showed our resilience and character to come back in it. Continue reading Stevenage boss pays tribute to Port Vale after draw at onevalefan.co.uk. More
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    In the second of a series of features where we ask OVF forum users for their views, it’s Biddulph_Vale who offers his insights on the season so far. Thanks to Biddulph_Vale for answering our questions. What are your thoughts on the season so far? Most people will disagree, but I feel slightly underwhelmed by the start. There was such a sense of optimism having finally shaken off Smurf, I’m disappointed we haven’t made more of it, particularly as Askey has put together, to my mind, a really strong squad. Continue reading Port Vale Fan Viewpoint: With a bit of fine tuning we could actually achieve something at onevalefan.co.uk. More
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    Former England International and Port Vale winger Colin Grainger’s forthcoming autobiography includes his thoughts on playing alongside club legend Roy Sproson. Grainger has published his autobiography “The Singing Winger” containing his thoughts on his spells for Port Vale, Sheffield United, Sunderland, Leeds and England, for whom he won seven caps. Grainger’s views on Valiants legend Roy Sproson are illuminating as the former International immediately spots the team’s star man. Continue reading Like a larger-than-life actor who only performed in low-budget dramas: Port Vale team mate on Roy Sproson at onevalefan.co.uk. More
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    Veteran striker Tom Pope says he doesn’t “expect to play every minute” but in his opinion he “knows how to play the lone striker” role better than anyone else. Pope has been in defiant mood since scoring twice against Morecambe, after which the striker tweeted about online detractors who had written him off. Continuing in a similar vein, the Port Vale captain, who has a hundred career Vale goals to his name, told the official Port Vale website that he still has much to offer the side. Continue reading “There’s nobody better who can play on his own upfront” says defiant Tom Pope at onevalefan.co.uk. More
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    Port Vale have confirmed the signing of 29 year-old defender Shaun Brisley. He will replace Connell Rawlinson who left to join Notts County and compete with Leon Legge, Nathan Smith and Kieran Kennedy for a place in the defence. Brisley has signed a one year deal with manager John Askey commenting: “Shaun’s had past experience, he’s played in the Championship, the first division and this level as well. He’s got experience so somebody like Shaun could be ideal for us, because if we brought in another young defender the back four could end up being too young. Continue reading Port Vale sign centre-half Shaun Brisley at onevalefan.co.uk. More
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    Users of the popular OVF app will be pleased to read that the new InVision forum is now working on the app. However, you will need to upgrade to the latest version of the app in order to see the forum. The app is only available to Android users due to excessive developer charges by the Apple store. Android users can upgrade by deleting the current app, searching for “OVF” in the Google Play store and installing the latest version. Continue reading New forum now showing on the OVF app at onevalefan.co.uk. More


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