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OVF feature: Send in your memories of – Port Vale 2-1 Spurs, 1988


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OVF is revamping its coverage of classic Port Vale games and we want to add the views from supporters who were there during famous Port Vale matches. We’ve all seen plenty of videos, press reports and images but many of those reports miss what it was like to be in the crowd that day? OVF […]

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Hi,

I'm looking to get the thoughts of fans present at famous games to add to OVF's coverage. I think it's good to capture those unique moments and perspectives on the big games.

So, if you have a memory of the Spurs game, either comment on the article or post a reply to this thread if it is easier.

By posting a reply here you agree that your comments may be used in a future OVF feature.

Thanks!

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I remember being in the Vice Presidents Lounge when the Spurs players arrived. At the time my wife and I were talking to ex chairman Don Ratcliffe and his wife Brenda. Terry Venables walked passed wearing a big coat and as we watched them Brenda said we would win the match as Venables' coat belt was twisted and that was a sign of bad luck for him. Only superstition? who knows but it convinced Brenda.

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Rob, not a good memory, but I was in the Railway Paddock and at the end of the game we had to leave through the Bycars End, due to the Spurs fans in the Hamil End throwing bricks down at the Vale fans in the Railway Paddock

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Me and my brother got chased around Burslem after the match, a mini bus full of spurs fans parked up by Swan Bank chapel and ran after us. We ran and went in the snooker Hall on Waterloo Road and hid in the toilets for about an hour until we thought it was safe to venture out.

Good old days Hahaha

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Lost my voice cheering them on in the Railway Paddock during the last ten minutes, it  did not return until Monday morning.  That game was a big turning point for the club, would welcome another boost next season.

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Pre game I just hoped we could give them a game. But after 20 minutes it was game on! 

That gave the crowd and the team the lift that they needed and Spurs seemed intimidated by the situation and could settle into the game. 

A young Neil Ruddock had a nightmare of a game nearly scoring an own goal early on, but his goal after 70 odd minutes led to a tense and nervy finale. 

Never before had I been in such a terrific atmosphere and the Vale Park crowd definately dragged us over the line that day! 

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