One is a very well-known name to Vale fans and the other is somewhat surprising – we reveal more two Port Vale transfer near-misses.
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Striker Darren Beckford is rightly regarded as a Port Vale legend after a prolific spell with the club. Beckford joined initially on loan in 1986 before fans helped to fund a permanent transfer in 1987. It proved to be money well spent as Beckford netted 82 goals before a near £1m move to Norwich City in 1991.
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This photo shows legendary England goalkeeper Peter Shilton clearing the ball from Port Vale striker Darren Beckford.
In our latest series of clipping from the OVF archives, we look at several matches from the latter part of the 1980’s.
Time at club: 1987-1991 Appearances: 215 Goals: 91 Darren Beckford player profile: A prolific goalscorer, Darren Beckford initially joined the Valiants in 1987. After a spell on loan, he joined for a fee of £15,000 with half the money provided by bucket collections among Port Vale fans. It proved to be money well spent. In […]
We take a look back to 1989 and a crucial play-off semi-final second-leg encounter with Preston North End. Vale had drawn the first-leg 1-1 in a game somewhat overshadowed by a fire under the wooden away end. But they clinched a place in the final with a 3-1 win thanks to another hat-trick by striker […]
For this Video Vault feature, we take a trip back to 1988 and a special weekend for Port Vale fans when the Valiants managed to string together two high-scoring wins in the space of just three days. They started with a 6-1 demolition of Cardiff City on Saturday September the 17th, 1988 – a game […]