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OVF Archive: the origin of Port Vale's Valiants nickname


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I'm doing some work reviewing the OVF blog (i.e. the articles from the front page). There are over 10,000 articles now so I guess a lot of them may have passed some of you by. I therefore thought it may be a nice idea to pull some features out and highlight them in the forum.

This is the first one...

1. The origins of Port Vale's 'Valiants' nickname

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Nine years ago, back in 2012, I published a post about how the club's nickname came about and how, if the Sentinel newspaper had had its way, the club would have been called the Colliers.

Read that article herehttps://www.onevalefan.co.uk/2012/05/valiants-1876-sorry-43-years-out/

 

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Kind of wish we had stuck with the wanderers idea, The Colliers has a nice ring to it.

I guess it's in keeping with one of the only teams not named after a place, to have a nickname that has nothing to do with the area either .

The Colliers vs The Potters in the Derby?

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