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Port Vale were the first side to be without a manager over the actual festive period following the resignation of Bruno Ribeiro on Boxing Day. 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 One.
It is now the job of Bruno Ribeiro to try and bring back some glory days to the town of Burslem, The club successfully won promotion up to League One in 2012/13 and will now look to establish themselves in the third-tier, and perhaps even mounting a push for promotion.
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.
|30 Apr||Fleetwood Town||0 - 0||Port Vale|
|25 Apr||Walsall||0 - 1||Port Vale|
|22 Apr||Port Vale||0 - 2||Bolton Wanderers|
|17 Apr||Oxford United||2 - 0||Port Vale|
|14 Apr||Port Vale||0 - 3||Sheffield United|
|08 Apr||Chesterfield||1 - 0||Port Vale|
|30 Apr||@ Fleetwood Town||0 - 0|
|25 Apr||@ Walsall||0 - 1|
|22 Apr||vs Bolton Wanderers||0 - 2|
|17 Apr||@ Oxford United||2 - 0|
|14 Apr||vs Sheffield United||0 - 3|
|08 Apr||@ Chesterfield||1 - 0|