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  1. Over the years I've watched Vale (60 and counting) we've had some crooks own our club. In Arthur McPherson we genuinely had a crook as he received a suspended prison sentence for handlng stolen goods. 

    All I've ever wanted is someone to run the club properly. I don't seek success, although that would be nice, just some one who has the club at heart and not their arse pocket. 

    Finally, we have that. 

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  2. 14 minutes ago, Bycarsbill said:

    Sums up a few of the many things 'swirling around' during the Bill Bratt era. Not one of the best periods in PV's long history!

    Worryingly though, probably better than the one that followed. 

  3. The way this last week has gone and the crap I (and no doubt all of us) have received from the poorer half of the city, I wonder how much you all hate the Prize Bully's. 

    I hate them that much that I would stop putting gravy on my chips. 

    Over to you. 

  4. On 28/03/2022 at 13:44, TJHValiant said:

    A sort of hollow achievement. Would rather we were not spending so many years beating non clubs in league 2. One reason we have done it and others have not is because apart from Bradford, no other club with a stronger league history has sunk so low for so long. Except maybe the ex league clubs like Notts County that fell out of the league..

    Blackpool, Reading, Barnsley, Huddersfield, Brentford? 

  5. Only just seen about Gordon's passing. 

    In '72, as a 13 yr old me and my dad went to Fellows Park to witness our annual 2-0 defeat there. 

    My dad died inside the ground during the game. (just before Horton missed that penalty!) 

    About a week or so later, there was a knock on the door. My mother opened the door and standing there was Gordon Lee! 

    I was in awe! He was ushered into the parlour (only usually used on Sunday's!) and the three of us talked. 

    Gordon Lee saved my life! 

    For him to seek me and my mother out in these terrible circumstances tells you what a man he was. 

    I will never forget you Gordon. 

    Thank you. 


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  6. As it's FA Cup weekend, this clipping I've come across on another site from 28/1/56 makes interesting reading to say the least!

    22,000 at Bootham must have been interesting! 



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  7. Not posted on here for a while, so only just read about the terribly sad news of Tony's passing.

    Although a year or two younger than myself, Tony's formative years as a Vale fan would have been nothing but witnessing dismal performances. 

    But did that stop him loving the Vale? Not on your nelly! 

    That's what makes football fans special. It's irrelevant who you follow.

    It's not the winning, it's the fact that it's YOUR club and that stays with you for ever where ever you are. And Vale will be with Tony forever. 

    Rest in peace Tony. You will be missed by all the Vale Family. 





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  8. 4 hours ago, robf said:

    You may have seen I'm revamping the "classic games" pages on OVF. I am collecting all the articles on the games into one, central landing page.

    The next game to get an improved landing page will be the win over Everton in 1996.

    To complete the page, I want to create an article with fans' memories of that win (and the first leg too if you want)

    If you were there and you want to share your recollections please reply in this thread

    (Note: by replying you agree to your comments being featured in a future OVF article)


    Considering the standard of opposition, the replay was probably the best Vale performance I have seen in my near on 60 years of watching Vale. 

    That night, Guppy and Naylor were unplayable. Without exaggeration a Vale four or five goal victory would not have been unkind to Everton. 

    And what sometimes goes unmentioned is that Everton were in fact the cup holders! 

    Super, super performance! 

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  9. First of all, sincere congratulations to England for the win. 

    But surely we have to be more proactive in the latter stages. With the way the draw had panned out its a relatively simple route to the final. 

    But please actually try to win the game, rather hopeing not to lose in the first instance. 

  10. 26 minutes ago, tommytunstall said:

    Harry Kane is a luxury we cannot afford, hope I am wrong but again he is not in the game

    He's not in the game because Southgate never tries to get the ball to him. What can he do if the ball is constantly passed sideways! 

  11. Sweden must be the most boring team in history. 

    They have one "tactic" tonight, which is to get everyman behind the ball and hope. 

    Spain just need to up the pace a little and put Sweden more on the back foot and they will win comfortably. 

    But Sweden, my God! At least have a go for heaven's sake! 

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  12. 12 hours ago, Old fort said:

    For me it has to be Good Friday (not) 1979 when we were 3 nil up at Wigan with less than 20 minutes to go.  Final score,  Wigan 5 Port Vale 3  Shocker!

    OF, those days I used to have to work on Good Fridays so skipped work to go to the game. 

    At 3-0 up I thought that the rollicking I was going to get at work was well worth it. 

    After 90 mins, I wasn't so sure. Threatened with sack etc etc Thanks again Vale!! 

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  13. Going through some old stuff and came across this programme. The shivers are still running down my spine 44 years later! 

    This is a topic for only people who were alive when Job was a lad, but how on earth did we lose the tie and ultimately our first "silverware"? 

    Please put away any sharp implements now! 



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  14. 4 hours ago, Jacko51 said:

    I showed this to Eddie and the first thing he said was, “Keith Walker referee - horrible bald headed guy - useless”!!!  

     He must be up there with Eddie's "love" of North East refs in the George Courtenay era then 😩😩😩 

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