Surely Vale knew that with Mansfield only being 50 miles away there would be a good away following?). I left the ground at 14.55 and was back at  Longport Station at 15.15. Again it has a number of supporting pillars (although fewer in number than the Railway Stand), plus it has windshields to either side. We went to the social club right next to the ground. It is the local outlet for the nearby Titanic Brewery and is listed in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide. [44] However, Horton left in February 2004, unwilling to accept the financial cutbacks imposed by the new board, and was replaced by former player Martin Foyle. PT Vale recorded production of 18,701 metric tons of nickel in matte, and nickel matte deliveries of 19,887 metric tons equal to sales of US$185.7 million in 2Q20. Not encountered that before! Perhaps someone could email me at [email protected] and confirm? Renewable energy The existence of our three hydropower plants reduces the consumption of energy sourced from fossil fuels. If you have a beer on the "concourse" at the back of the Railway Stand you find yourself outside on the top of an embankment. 7. We provide career opportunities in a challenging, dynamic work environment. [87] The children's illustrator and author Bob Wilson, is also a fan. Between 1958 and 1963 the club adopted various gold and black designs, before once again returning to the black and white theme. Inside it looked alright viewing from the Railway Stand. It was a poor game though, reflecting both sides league position. I loved the old photos all around the club. There were several knocks picked up by Swindon players as a result, which the Vale fans regarded as timewasting. Normally it does admit away fans but at a cost of £2 per person, although Over 60's and Under 18's are admitted free. It was interesting to note that the seats in the stand on the opposite side to us, were faded and discoloured. From Longport, it's a bit of a trek and not signposted at all so make sure you've got Google Maps handy. [2] However, documented evidence of football from that era is extremely scarce and research by historian Jeff Kent indicated that it was probably formed in 1879 as an offshoot of Porthill Victoria F.C. Getting from the ground: Getting away was easy. [70] Outside the ground is a statue to Roy Sproson, who played 842 competitive games for the club. The home fans generally quiet, stewards low key and friendly, pies seemed very popular with a varied choice at £2.50. There were no traffic or delays on the way. I really enjoyed my visit to Port Vale and would suggest going to any away fan whose team is playing them this season. They have never played top-flight football, and hold the records for the most seasons in the English Football League (109) and in the second tier (41) without reaching the first tier. [90], The record for the most appearances for Port Vale is held by Roy Sproson, who played 842 matches in all competitions. United scored after two minutes and won the game easily. It also is partly covered to the rear and has some supporting pillars to either side. [13] They spent 13 seasons in the Second Division either side of a two-season return to the Midland League (1896–97 and 1897–98). It is a fair-sized stand that is covered to the rear. This stand is of a good size having a capacity of around 5,000. We parked up and visited The Vale Social. Before the game: There wasn't a great deal of time so I had a snack in a local cafe and then strolled up to Vale Park to take some pictures and have a quick look at the club shop. We arrived a couple of hours prior to kick off, so we first bought our tickets from the very friendly staff in the ticket booth. Parking fee was £5. Bought a ticket at the ticket office next to the away end. Which I believe is the Supporters Club. After becoming one of the more prominent football clubs in Staffordshire, Burslem Port Vale were invited to become founder members of the Football League Second Division in 1892. The lady at the counter said she would get us some for half time. [60], Around November 1920, club chairman Frank Huntbach came up with the nickname of "the Valiants".