Vital Football

Latest Port Vale News

Former Chairman Bell Passes Away

Former Chairman Bell Passes Away

Former Vale Chairman Bill Bell has sadly passed away at the age of 81. Bell was chairman of the Vale for 15 years between 1987 and 2002. Although seen as a controversial figure by many supporters, the club enjoyed its most successful period under the stewardship of himself and manager John Rudge. Promotions, the club`s first Wembley visits and the gradual development of Vale Park were all overseen by Bell. The dismissal of Rudge in 1999, the collapse of ITV digital, the introduction of the Bosman ruling all led to the club`s slide into administration and signalled the demise of Bell`s regime.

Chairman Paul Wildes has confirmed that flags at Vale Park will be lowered to half-mast and there will be a minute`s silence before Saturday`s game with Morecambe.

Our condolences go out to the Bell family and friends.



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Tom
Date:Tuesday February 12 2013
Time: 4:50PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Port Vale Articles

Riley Explains Postponements

It doesn't happen often in the Premier League or Championship thesedays, but League's 1 & 2 still suffer the odd postponement owing to the weather and Mike Riley...

All Time Leading Goalscorers - 31 To 50 (12/1/17)

With Manchester United's Wayne Rooney equalling Sir Bobby Charlton's goal return of 249 in the weekend's FA Cup third round tie against Reading, here's a list...

FA Cup Ball Numbers Known (7/1/17)

With FA Cup third round ties taking place this weekend, the ball numbers for the fourth round draw of the competition have now been allocated.

2016/17 FA Cup 4th Round Draw Next Monday

The fourth round draw for the 2016/17 FA Cup will take place on Monday evening.

Archived Vital Vale Articles

Vital Vale articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Vale
Write For Vital Vale
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Port Vale v Colchester
Suggested By:
Port Vale win78%
Colchester win18%
Draw4%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Sheff Utd 27 17 5 5 56 21
2 Scunthorpe 27 16 7 4 55 27
3 Bolton 26 15 5 6 50 16
4 Bradford 27 11 12 4 45 11
5 Rochdale 26 14 3 9 45 9
6 Fleetwood 26 12 7 7 43 10
7 Southend 27 11 9 7 42 5
8 Millwall 26 11 6 9 39 2
9 Bristol Rovers 27 11 6 10 39 -1
10 Peterborough 25 10 8 7 38 8
11 Charlton 26 8 12 6 36 7
12 Wimbledon 26 9 9 8 36 5
13 Oxford 26 9 7 10 34 0
14 Walsall 26 8 10 8 34 -4
15 Port Vale 25 8 7 10 31 -10
16 Northampton 27 8 6 13 30 -7
17 Gillingham 26 8 6 12 30 -9
18 Swindon 27 7 8 12 29 -13
19 MK Dons 25 7 7 11 28 -5
20 Bury 27 7 4 16 25 -12
21 Shrewsbury 27 6 7 14 25 -14
22 Chesterfield 27 7 4 16 25 -17
23 Oldham 25 4 10 11 22 -14
24 Coventry 26 4 9 13 21 -15
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Port Vale Results (view all)

Port Vale Fixtures (view all)

Jan 20 2017 7:45PM : Bury (H)
Sky Bet League One
Jan 28 2017 3:00PM : Scunthorpe United (a)
Sky Bet League One
Feb 4 2017 3:00PM : Peterborough United (H)
Sky Bet League One
Feb 11 2017 3:00PM : Gillingham (a)
Sky Bet League One
Feb 14 2017 7:45PM : Millwall (a)
Sky Bet League One
Feb 18 2017 3:00PM : Bristol Rovers (H)
Sky Bet League One
Write for Vital Football