Rob Fielding thinks that the recent statement about John Rudge becoming the club president is very welcome news. Rob Fielding writes… Over the years I have heard several conversations among Port Vale supporters about how to properly celebrate legendary manager John Rudge. His unceremonious sacking by then chairman Bill Bell prompted the “flat cap” march […]
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About John Rudge
John Rudge has been rightly accorded legendary status due to his achievements during a long spell as Port Vale manager.
Rudge was appointed manager in 1983 after a brief spell as caretaker. He was in charge for sixteen years during which time he took the club to three promotions and won the Autoglass Trophy final at Wembley stadium.
His spell in charge was notable for his ability to bring in talented players on the cheap and sell them for large profits, the footballing style of his sides and a number of cup giantkilling acts including wins over Tottenham Hotspur, Everton, Southampton and Derby County.
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.
Rob Fielding says the club should learn a lesson by perusing the longest serving managers list.
Port Vale football advisor John Rudge and retired full-back Adam Yates will be answering questions at the latest Supporters Club meeting.
Port Vale legend John Rudge has backed manager Neil Aspin and says he has the ability to bring in non-league talent but the priority right now is to stay in League Two.
Columnist Malcolm Hirst says that following the appointment of Neil Aspin and John Rudge Port Vale now need to build for the future.
The Railway Paddock welcome the return of John Rudge as Football Advisor before the home game against Grimsby Town in October 2017.
Club legend John Rudge says he is “looking forward” to his new role at Port Vale and that he hopes to bring further success to the club.
OVF editor Rob Fielding praises the joint appointment of John Rudge and Neil Aspin.
The newly dubbed Port Vale “dream team” of John Rudge of Neil Aspin have been talking to the media after they were unveiled as the club’s new management team.
Port Vale FC are expected to announce the appointments of fan favourites Neil Aspin and John Rudge on Wednesday.
Port Vale legend John Rudge has led the messages of support ahead of Vale’s crucial game against Fleetwood on Sunday.
Port Vale tried five other strikers before opting to sign Ron Futcher. This is the story of those failed transfer deals…
After the signing of Kjell Knop, We look back at Vale’s Dutch signings over the years and how John Rudge once turned down Jaap Stam.
In our latest edition of the weekly digest, there’s a bid to destroy the Champions League, a look at Macclesfield Town, another goal for Nathan Smith and a quiz about JJ Hooper…
Yes it really is eighteen years ago since that night of “biscuit tins”, Wayne Corden, Allen Tankard, penalty shootouts and cup drama.
In the latest “nearly men” episode, we examine how Port Vale almost signed two Manchester United players.
In our latest series of clipping from the OVF archives, we look at several matches from the latter part of the 1980’s.