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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.
Here’s an interview with John Rudge by the Independent’s Phil Shaw ahead of Port Vale’s game with Arsenal in 1998.
Port Vale Supporters Club: John Rudge statue plans, Lorne St stand appeal restarted and Tom Pope testimonial
The Port Vale Supporters Club have made a series of announcements about initiatives for the football club including plans for a statue for club legend John Rudge.
It was a night of celebrations for Port Vale FC as they won three EFL awards on Thursday evening.
Legendary Port Vale manager John Rudge has been celebrated in the EFL Awards ceremony.
We present a selection of press clippings from the 1988-89 Port Vale promotion season charting the success of John Rudge’s side.
With thanks to Port Vale supporter Ken Grocott, we have three national press previews of Port Vale’s FA Cup tie against Tottenham Hotspur in 1988.
Legendary manager John Rudge is rightly regarded as the club’s finest manager – and here are five examples of veteran players he successfully signed.
Legendary manager John Rudge is rightly regarded as the club’s finest manager – and here are five examples of how he successfully converted players from one position to another…
John Rudge quiz: test your knowledge and see how you get on with our latest quiz – ten questions on signings by legendary manager John Rudge.
Huddersfield Town v Port Vale 1998: watch our premiere of the “as live” game as John Rudge’s Port Vale travel to Huddersfield Town looking for a win to stay up….
We managed to catch up with fans favourite Andy Hill to chat about his time at Port Vale. He chats about how he signed for Vale, the impact of John Rudge and recalls some of his favourite matches.
As part of our series of showing the whole 90 minutes of vintage Port Vale games, we will be showing the 1990 FA Cup replay with Derby County as live on Monday evening…
The best John Rudge signings are subject of plenty of debate – here is our selection which we think demonstrate the genius of the legendary Port Vale manager.
WATCH: As the first of our “as live” screenings of classic Port Vale games, we take a trip back to 1993 and the Autoglass Trophy final clash with Stockport County at Wembley stadium.
He’s a Port Vale legend – so here’s what the great and the good have to say with our favourite John Rudge quotes…
A look back at a still memorable FA Cup game for Port Vale.
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 […]
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.