Culled from our media archives, here are a selection of press clippings from Port Vale’s fabulous 1953-54 season…
1953-1954 Port Vale Season
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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. The club’s success was due to a squad of mostly locally born players and a formidable defence known as the Iron Curtain or Steele Curtain in tribute to manager Freddie Steele. Notable players in the team include Roy Sproson, Tommy Cheadle, Ray King, Albert Leake, Dickie Cunliffe, Basil Hayward and Colin Askey.
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Port Vale lost their famous FA Cup semi-final against West Bromwich Albion in 1954 but what if there had been a replay. This unique ticket gives an indication of the plans… and the location may raise a few eyebrows!
Many younger fans never saw the legendary 1953-54 Port Vale side. Geoff Ainsworth did. He watched from the sidelines and here’s his review of the squad from that incredible season.
We take a look at the videos on the onevalefan YouTube channel and this one is all about the legendary 1953-54 season.
March 27th 2016 marks the 62nd anniversary of Port Vale’s FA Cup semi-final game against West Brom.
Port Vale 1954 FA Cup semi-final: we look at the special Sentinel newspaper produced for the biggest game in Port Vale’s history – the FA Cup semi-final against West Bromwich Albion.
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.