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.
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.
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 […]
1953-54 Port Vale player profiles: images and contemporary text from the ‘Pride of Port Vale’ booklet.
Exiled Valiant Barry Edge lives in Perth, Western Australia and is a regular columnist for onevalefan. Barry begs the question as to what similarities and differences will eventually be drawn in relation to Port Vale’s great start in the 2003/04 campaign vis-à-vis 1953/54.