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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.
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.
Port Vale v Everton matchday programme: we leaf through the pages of a programme from a famous Port Vale game – this copy signed by John Rudge.
In our latest series of clipping from the OVF archives, we look at several matches from the latter part of the 1980’s.