This photo shows Robin van der Laan in the very early stages of his Port Vale career.
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Tough tackling midfielder Robin van der Laan was Port Vale’s first continental signing. A huge success, he was eventually sold to Derby County.
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Time at club: 1991-1995 Appearances: 210 Goals: 26 Robin van der Laan player profile: The club’s first foreign signing, Robin van der Laan proved to be a massive success at Port Vale after his move from Dutch football. Van der Laan was signed by John Rudge for £80,000 in 1991. Originally a striker, he was […]
Here are two more Port Vale clips from our OVF YouTube video channel – one from the late 1950’s and the other from the mid-1990’s Clip One This shows a match from the late 1950’s, possibly 1960’s. This clip has no sound. We’re not sure of the opposition (we don’t think it’s West Brom as […]
Highlights of a superb Port Vale win during the 1992-1993 season. Ray Walker pulls the strings in midfield as Ian Taylor and John Jeffers score two quality goals. Even defender Peter Swan gets on the scoresheet with some nifty footwork while a vintage Robin van der Laan long-range finish wraps up the scoring. The match […]
Long-serving Port Vale kitman Stan “Stan the man” Nicholls has passed some more of his anecdotes onto OVF. In his latest anecdotes, Stan recalls an unfortunate clash at Wembley stadium, life away from football and how he got revenge after yet another Peter Swan prank…