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  1. On Monday evening we will be showing the entire 90 minutes of Port Vale’s FA Cup replay against Everton which took place in 1996. About the game Thanks to goals from Martin Foyle and Ian Bogie, John Rudge’s Port Vale side had managed a highly creditable 2-2 away draw at Goodison Park. It meant the then FA Cup Holders would travel to Burslem for an FA Cup fourth round replay which would take place on Valentine’s Day 1996. Continue reading Watch Port Vale’s 1996 FA Cup replay against Everton in full on Monday evening at onevalefan.co.uk. More
  2. The Football League have sent a letter to Port Vale FC and other League clubs saying that the season could be completed behind closed doors in just 56 days during the summer. The worldwide pandemic has caused the indefinite suspension of League Two and all other UK football competitions. The League have now sent a letter outlining their aim of restarting the season in June and completing the outstanding 113 fixtures, including play-offs, across 56 days. Continue reading Football League: season could be completed behind closed doors in 56 days at onevalefan.co.uk. More
  3. There's links to it on the OVF homepage and forum index: https://www.gofundme.com/f/port-vale-stand-together It looks to have a few more donations since the news of the seats going in and is closing in on 10k. So, it's 10% of the way there... Like Conrad, I suspect if/when the season resumes a few bucket collections etc will boost it a bit more..
  4. We take a look at the videos on the onevalefan YouTube channel and this brief clip shows a Vale striker scoring on International duty… Scroll down to watch the video. This is taken from the onevalefan YouTube channel – click here to view more vintage Vale videos. Continue reading Vale video rewind: striker Andy Jones scores on his Wales debut at onevalefan.co.uk. More
  5. Good news folks... the file has converted really well so the Everton game is all ready for Monday evening. Again it's not HD standard but it's slightly better quality than the Autoglass final. It will be on at 7.30pm on Monday
  6. Here's a photo I thought I'd never see - https://www.port-vale.co.uk/news/2020/april/lorne-street-stand-update/ After 22 years, I think it's a stunning statement of intent from Carol and Kevin. Let's hope that after all the pandemic madness goes away, the Go Fund Me can raise the funds for the concourse and we'll have a fully operational main stand.
  7. Port Vale FC have announced the long-awaited news that the Lorne Street stand is now fully seated. It has taken 22 years since building work started on the stand but the Vale Park stadium will finally look complete. A club statement said: Vale Park is set to look ‘complete’ following the installation of seats in the Lorne Street Stand. The stand was built twenty years ago, but has stood empty ever since – until now. Continue reading The long, long wait is over – the Lorne St stand is fully seated at onevalefan.co.uk. More
  8. I don't think any were world beaters but I think it's a bit harsh to say "awful". After all, Griffith and Taylor were plucked from non-league obscurity and did OK enough. Admittedly there were a couple of hopeless signings but everyone (even the great JR) has a couple of ropey signings in them. When you add in loanees he brought in such as Lee Collins, Mark Laird, Krystian Pearce I think Sinnott's signings were OK. Not great but not "awful" in my opinion. I certainly think they were better signings than Glover (Dave Brammer, Scott Brown, Neal MacKenzie, Adnam Ahmed, Paul Marshall, Kevin Gall (!!!)... surely only Gareth Owen can be classed as a decent one) For me the problem was his tactics and the balance of the team. As you highlighted his striking options were appalling and I think that was the reason he went down - but strikers are expensive. I think he tried to get a few on the cheap and none did the business for him. I'm not trying to sugarcoat Sinnott's spell. It was pretty disastrous and he was rightly dismissed (whether Glover was the answer is a moot point) but I do think his signings were about the only good thing he brought - after all four of them - Griff, Taylor, McCombe and Dodds - made over 900 appearances combined for the club. If you count Collins (who Sinnott brought in on loan) that's five players who were regular squad players over the next few years that Sinnott was responsible for bringing in.
  9. Port Vale FC have confirmed that the Robbie Williams “homecoming” concert due to take place this summer has been cancelled. A statement said: Robbie Williams’ homecoming concert at Port Vale has been postponed until summer 2021 due to the ongoing coronavirus situation. The charity concert was originally scheduled for June 20, however, it has been postponed in advance due to uncertainty over when Government-imposed restrictions will be lifted in relation to the coronavirus pandemic. Continue reading Port Vale confirm that Robbie Williams homecoming concert has been postponed at onevalefan.co.uk. More
  10. It looks like Bob Delgado is pretty cert to top the vote but as there's two places up for grabs I'm still keen for any more nominations too. I think we've got Delgado, Gary Pollard, Chris Slater, Richard Walker on the vote shortlist already. Anyone else want to propose some names? We've had McGivern, Robertson, Bowles, Higgins, Howe, MacIntosch all mentioned once - to get on the vote I need at least two users to mention them so anyone want to second any of those names?
  11. Hi Jean, thanks and I do agree with you. The media is always guilty of stereotyping. For every idiot self-centred footballer there's a decent bloke who wants to help. For every idiot like the Weatherspoons bloke or Sport Direct owner, there's rich business people doing the right thing. I think you're right in that focusing on a group, in this case all footballers, is both stereotyping and lazy. It would be better to focus on individuals - selfish idiots like Kyle Walker or Jack Grealish who flouted the ban - or right now Holland and Barrett who are basically forcing their staff to risk their lives for profit ( https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-52206835 ).
  12. OK, so we’ve given one away in the top image, but can you name all of manager Lee Sinnott’s permanent signings for Port Vale? Take our quiz… Scroll down to take the quiz… Play the quiz Continue reading Quiz: can you name all of Lee Sinnott’s Port Vale signings? at onevalefan.co.uk. More
  13. Here's another quiz to keep you occupied: https://www.onevalefan.co.uk/2020/04/quiz-lee-sinnott-signings/ A few things: 1. It's only permanent signings (it's actually surprising to me just what quality he brought in and yet the team was still dire under him) 2. So no loan signings (which in themselves were pretty impressive - Krystian Pearce, Lee Collins, Mark Laird...) how did his side do so bad? 3. I reckon most are very gettable but there's definitely one or two pretty obscure ones which may flummox you
  14. I do actually have some brief 90 second clips of some of those games. I think 90 seconds is about all we could endure! Some of these tapes are my own. The one I actually videoed myself in the hope it would be a fond memento in years to come was the game against WBA at Wembley. There's a dusty tape with the whole 90 mins on it. Rest assured that one will NEVER air...
  15. It's a pity it had to be cut down due to time constraint (i.e. it took an age to upload to YouTube so I cut it down a bit) because the actual video tape had a host of interviews and clips of the previous games on it. You could have enjoyed even more of the 1st Team TV team! They seemed to be really enjoying themselves by the end of it...
  16. Fifa, football’s world governing organisation have announced a series of moves in light of the global pandemic including the extension of players’ contracts. The pandemic has seen the UK football season suspended and it is unclear when it will resume. However, it is now accepted by most people that the initial hope of completing the 2019-20 season by 30 June will not happen. After agreement was reached with major stakeholders about the way forward, new proposals have been approved by Fifa’s Bureau of Council. Continue reading Fifa announces extension of player contracts until end of season at onevalefan.co.uk. More
  17. I've not had a pop at footballers. I've taken a pop at football owners, Gordon Taylor and the PFA in my posts on this thread but there are undoubtedly many other individuals who could do a lot more too.
  18. Details of the next live showing here - https://www.onevalefan.co.uk/forum/topic/42994-mondays-live-vintage-vale-match-is/?do=getLastComment
  19. I will do and I am so grateful he was before my time. My first match was in 1980 but the first season I remember properly was 1982-3 some time after he'd left.
  20. Thanks. That's a good call. I genuinely can't say yes or no as I don't know if it's in my collection. The video capture software doesn't show a preview so I have to copy the tape "blind" and then check to see what's on it and if it's all OK. So at the moment I'm restricting myself to clearly labelled tapes before taking a plunge into the ones recorded off the telly where there may be a copy of Huddersfield. That probably explains why the first two games have/will be the official PVFC videos for the Autoglass and for Everton - in both cases I had a decent idea what was being converted. Nevertheless, copying them to digital can mean committing to 2/3 hours of copying only to find the quality's awful. Luckily, I have a fair amount of time on my hands right now...
  21. I remember Pollard being rubbish and Richard Walker is a fair shout.
  22. I am pleased to announce that airing at 7.30pm on Monday evening will be: The 1996 FA Cup replay against Everton This will be the complete 90 minutes with commentary. Note: there is no particular order to the classic games I am selecting. Some of the VHS tapes are in too poor quality so it's very much which ones copy across to digital the best which I then select. I have an idea of which ones I'd like to do next but it really depends on what condition the tapes are on. Nevertheless, I hope that the terrific performance against Everton will be a popular one with you all. As I mentioned, these showings are being done for free - I hope they make the stay indoors more bearable. If you want to show your appreciation give those NHS workers in your area an extra cheer on Thursday evening or make a donation to an NHS charity - there are key workers who are doing heroic work and deserve our sincere thanks. More details on how to watch this game will appear on OVF and social media closer the time.
  23. As we continue the Worst Vale XI vote, we move onto centre-backs. There's two positions to fill in the side so get those nominations in. I must admit I am struggling to think of any stand-out terrible ones. I can think of plenty of poor or disappointing ones but none which stand out. Perhaps you guys can help me out with some suggestions? One note: I would expect someone to mention Exodus Geoghaghan at some point but I believe he was mainly deployed as a defensive midfielder by Jim Gannon so I would expect him to feature in the central midfield spots rather than central defence.
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