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Port Vale were the first side to be without a manager over the festive period following the resignation of Bruno Ribeiro on Boxing Day 2016. Michael Brown took over on a caretaker basis, but was unable to keep the club in League One, however he was then handed the job on a permanent basis.
Established in 1876 in the city of Stoke-on-Trent, Port Vale have always played their football in the lower echelons of the football league and have failed to play top-flight football in their history. However, they gained early success in Division Two, having been a founder member of the league, whilst in the 1950s they managed to get into an FA Cup semi-final.
During the 1980s and 1990s the man at the centre of all things good for Port Vale football club was John Rudge as he managed to keep them in the higher leagues and they finished 8th in the Second Division after a fantastic campaign.
However, in recent times they have struggled to keep up with their neighbours and local rivals Stoke City, and as the Potters have ventured into the Premier League, the Valiants find themselves in League Two.
A mixed set of recent results has seen Port Vale collect wins versus Walsall and AFC Wimbledon while suffering adverse results at Bolton Wanderers, Oxford United, Sheffield United, Chesterfield, Rochdale and Coventry City. Draws against Fleetwood Town and Milton Keynes Dons has seen them show mid-table form at best.
|05 Aug||Crawley Town||14:00||Port Vale|
|12 Aug||Port Vale||14:00||Wycombe Wanderers|
|19 Aug||Chesterfield||14:00||Port Vale|
|26 Aug||Port Vale||14:00||Crewe Alexandra|
|02 Sep||Port Vale||14:00||Notts County|
|09 Sep||Coventry City||14:00||Port Vale|
|05 Aug||@ Crawley Town||14:00|
|12 Aug||vs Wycombe Wanderers||14:00|
|19 Aug||@ Chesterfield||14:00|
|26 Aug||vs Crewe Alexandra||14:00|
|02 Sep||vs Notts County||14:00|
|09 Sep||@ Coventry City||14:00|