March 27th 2016 marks the 62nd anniversary of Port Vale’s FA Cup semi-final game against West Brom.
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The 1953-1954 Port Vale season was one of the most memorable in the club’s history as the Valiants won promotion, set several club records and reached the semi-final of the FA Cup.
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OVF editor Rob Fielding hopes that Port Vale Football Club will continue to treat past players with respect and dignity. Rob Fielding writes… One of the more pleasing aspects of the joint-tenure of Paul Wildes and Norman Smurthwaite was the publication of a document which set out their vision or philosophy for the club. What […]
Thanks to Stuart Dean, we have a short documentary clip of Port Vale’s 1954 record-breaking side.
Wednesday 20th February 2013 is the 59th anniversary of one of Vale Park’s finest games of all time. Freddie Steele’s Iron Curtain side stunned FA Cup holders Blackpool (boasting Stanley Matthews and six other internationals) in a famous FA Cup giantkilling.
Thanks to OVF reader Paul Rafferty, we have an image of Vale’s crucial FA Cup goal against Leyton Orient – the strike that secured Port Vale’s place in the semi-finals.
Barry says that this day in history remains indelible on his psyche for several reasons. He says it was a time in his youth when human endurance seemed to ignore the logic of gravity and sensibility and where, as we were later informed by Captain Kirk in StarTrek, they were prepared to go where no […]
Exclusive images and contemporary text from the ‘Pride of Port Vale’ booklet. The book celebrated the achievements of the legendary 1954 ‘Iron Curtain’ side. These are the original text and cartoons that appear in the 1954 booklet.