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CLEAN SHAVEN VALE FACE THE BLADES

5 November 2012

But for now moustaches are the order of the day

December (provisional date), the Vale players currently growing a moustache for ‘Movember’ will be clean shaven again.stBy the time Vale face Sheffield United in the second round of the FA Cup on Saturday 1

But the last time Vale beat the aptly named Blades in the competition, a moustache was considered pretty much the ‘norm’.

Several players and a couple of the staff are starting to show signs of a ‘Mo’ above their top lip, some which are more noticeable than others, and it is all in a good cause.

.www.movember.com/team/553629Movember is all about men growing facial hair to support an organisation raising awareness of problems in men’s health, and you are invited to donate to the Port Vale effort, simply by going to

For the record, non-league Vale beat Sheffield United 2-1 in an FA Cup replay back in February 1898 after holding the Blades to a 1-1 draw away from home three days earlier.

The two teams have only met once in the world’s biggest domestic Cup competition since then, when United beat Vale 2-1 at Vale Park back in March 1963.


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