Port Vale

Port Vale round-up: Eagles overcomes personal tragedy; Kiko confident of survival; Former striker not set to feature; Crowd disorder statement.

Chris Eagles has revealed that he is happy to back playing football again after overcoming a personal tragedy and is confident that Port Vale have the quality within the current squad to climb out of the relegation zone. The 31-year-old began his career at Manchester United and has previously played in the Premier League with Burnley and Bolton Wanderers. However, after …

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Port Vale round-up: Brown says “it’s not rocket science”; Captain speaks out; loan round-up

Port Vale caretaker manager Michael Brown has admitted that the club’s current struggles in League One are “not rocket science”. The 40-year-old has been in temporary charge of The Valiants since the departure of Bruno Ribiero in December and has been handed the challenge of steering the club away from the relegation zone. Brown admitted that the summer recruitment policy …

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Port Vale: Fourth signing confirmed; goalkeeper could leave; midfielder’s future uncertain

Port Vale have signed young defender Scott Tanser from Rochdale on a short-term deal until the end of the season. The 22-year-old, who plays predominantly as a left-back, is the fourth new addition at Vale Park during the January transfer window as caretaker manager Michael Brown continues to re-shuffled his playing squad. BBC Sport reveals that Tanser has previously been …

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Who is Birmingham’s Alex Jones, Port Vale’s on-loan hotshot?

Port Vale have undoubtedly been the surprise package in League One so far this season with their victory on Sunday afternoon against MK Dons lifting them up to fourth place in the table. This summer saw a complete overhaul of the club with the appointment of little known Portuguese manager Bruno Ribiero and the addition of fourteen new signings during …

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Who is Nathan Smith, Port Vale’s young defensive protégé?

Port Vale are a football club that has undergone a complete overhaul over the summer months, with a managerial change and a new-look first team squad. However, despite the changes both on and off the pitch, it is a young central defender who has progressed from the clubs academy that is making a real impact at Vale Park. The summer …

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Exclusive: Port Vale's JJ Hooper talks goals, Non-League experiences and this season's aspirations

There are various stories in the football world of diamonds in the rough. Sporting fairytales of forwards who have risen from the depths of the semi-professional divisions to excel in the Football League and beyond. These stories are synonymous with the likes of Charlie Austin and of course England international Jamie Vardy, now a Premier League champion. But another who …

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Have Port Vale made the right choice by appointing Bruno Ribeiro?

After a month of speculation, uncertainty and excitement at potential managerial appointments, it was “The Recommended One” now revealed to be José Mourinho’s close friend Bruno Ribeiro, who was given Norman Smurthwaite’s blessing to become the new manager of Port Vale. He has signed a three-year contract, and was officially unveiled at a press conference on Monday 20th July. He is joined at the club …

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The top five contenders for the Port Vale managerial role

With news coming out of the Daily Mail that José Mourinho had somehow taken an interest in the managerial appointment at a third tier English club and put forward a recommended candidate, any Port Vale fan, myself included, could be forgiven for thinking that this was some glorified wind-up attempt.   As surprising as it turned out, the rumours were indeed …

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