Time at club: 1919-1924 Appearances: 161 Goals: 0 Comments: A long-serving Scottish defender who joined from Glasgow Rangers along with William Aitken and £3,000. He was a regular for five seasons and for a period joined his brother Bob Pursell in the Vale side. More on this player: Hundreds ofRead More →

Time at club: 1939-1949 Appearances: 39 Goals: 0 Comments: Bob was the nephew of another Bob Pursell who played for the Vale in the 1920’s. A full-back, he signed from Wolves in 1939 but his time at the club was interrupted by the outbreak of WW2. In 1945-46 he was aRead More →

Time at club: 1920-1922 Appearances: 66 Goals: 0 Comments: A Scottish defender who had been playing for Liverpool before he linked up with his brother Peter at Port Vale. The brothers formed part of a formidable defence which included a seven game run of not conceding a goal in 1922. The brothersRead More →

He had an extraordinary footballing career, he helped set a club record that still stands and all the while, he was featured on a cigarette card on Rob Fielding’s wall.Read More →