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Match report: Vale v Crewe Alex

Match report: Vale v Crewe Alex Vale’s recent run of results continued with a fourth consecutive defeat in all competitions when they fell to a 30th minute close range header scored by Chris Dagnall. Vale had matched the visitors up to that point, with the goal coming against the run of play, but their task […]

Are Vale ready for the Alex?

Are Vale ready for the Alex? A derby match – or not? That is the question ahead of Saturday’s League Two clash at Vale Park between Port Vale and their South Cheshire neighbours Crewe Alexandra. Hostilities between the two sides resume after a year’ long break – or should that be between the two clubs? […]

Vale v Crewe – is it a true derby?

Vale v Crewe – is it a true derby? We recently asked a selection of die-hard Vale supporters their opinions on things Vale-related.   Jean Jackson, from Oakhill, follows Vale home and away. She has been a programme contributor and proof reader for a number of years and is very knowledgeable about the club. Mark […]

Vale crash to defeat against the Spireites

Vale crash to defeat against the Spireites Two goals in the space of six minutes just before half time saw Vale crash to a third successive defeat, as Chesterfield picked up their first points of the new campaign at the Proact Stadium. Vale were on top for much of the first half but failed to […]

MATCH PREVIEW: Spireites next for the Vale

Spireites next for the Vale Vale make the relatively short trip over the Derbyshire border on Saturday to the Proact Stadium, where they take on Chesterfield, in a match traditionally attracting a large away following. How much the disappointing performance last weekend at home to Wycombe Wanderers has on the Vale following will soon become […]

REPORT: Vale beaten in their opening home fixture

Vale beaten in their opening home fixture All of Vale’s good work in winning their opening game of the season at Crawley the previous week was undone with a disappointing performance and a defeat in their opening home game against Gareth Ainsworth’s Wycombe Wanderers. Conceding two goals in the opening twelve minutes of the game, […]

PREVIEW: A look ahead to the visit of Wycombe Wanderers

A look ahead to the visit of Wycombe Wanderers Vale welcome back one familiar face on Saturday afternoon when Wycombe Wanderers are the visitors to Vale Park for the Valiants’ first home game of the season. Wycombe manager Gareth Ainsworth is understandably still spoken about fondly in and around Burslem when supporters recall his spell […]

What are the Vale fans thinking?

What are the Vale fans thinking? We recently asked a selection of die-hard Vale supporters their opinions on things Vale-related Pete Lawton, from Sneyd Green, is a life-long fan and is a former Commercial Manager at Port Vale, having more than one spell at the club.   Jean Jackson, from Oakhill, follows Vale home and […]

Preview: Vale take on Leeds United at Elland Road

Vale take on Leeds at Elland Road Vale follow up their opening league fixture against Crawley Town with a trip to Elland Road – a return to one of his old clubs for the manager – as Vale face Leeds United in the newly named Carabao Cup. Whilst League Two is of course the club’s […]

Crawley Town v Port Vale – Match Preview

Crawley Town v Port Vale – Match Preview At long last, it is what we have all been waiting for, the new season begins on Saturday and the weeks without ‘proper football’ will finally come to an end. The opening day sees Vale make the long trip to the Checkatrade Stadium in West Sussex, where […]