We present a selection of press clippings from the 1988-89 Port Vale promotion season charting the success of John Rudge’s side.
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About Robbie Earle
Regarded as one of Port Vale FC’s greatest-ever players, Earle was originally a forward, making his first-team debut in 1982, before being converted into a midfielder by manager John Rudge.
He made over 250 appearances for the club and was present during three of the club’s promotion seasons before he was transferred to top-flight club Wimbledon for a £775,000 fee in 1991.
He went on to represent his country, Jamaica at the World Cup finals in 1998. He was awarded an MBE in 1999.
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Last summer we ran a series of articles asking for your all-time Port Vale XI. Sadly, the announcement of a winning formation was delayed due to the usual Port Vale crisis coming along and dominating matters. So, after a long delay, here are the results of that vote.
Port Vale legend Robbie Earle says the owner of Port Vale must provide “stability and transparency.”
Pictured in action in the early 1990’s are Port Vale central midfielders Robbie Earle and Ray Walker…
Port Vale score against Man Utd in photo from a League Cup clash from 1986
Port Vale legend Robbie Earle says that Norman Smurthwaite is to blame for the club being second from bottom of the Football League.