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The 1892–93 season was Burslem Port Vale's first season of football in the Football League. The club were founding members of the Football League Second Division, the First Division having been in operation for four seasons prior to 1892–93. A learning curve for the club, it marked the first of four seasons of struggle in what was rapidly becoming the second tier of the strongest league in the world. This learning curve was punctuated by the biggest league defeat in the club's history, a 10–0 humiliation in a snowstorm at home to Sheffield United on 10 December 1892, still a Football League record for a home defeat.<ref name="Kent">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=book }}</ref>

Other than the record defeat (which saw right-half Billy Delves play in goal<ref name="Kent" />), and two away performances where five goals were conceded, the Vale were competitive in most matches, winning three of their games by at least a three goal margin. If not for the capitulation to Sheffield United then the club would have had one of the better defensive records in the league. However a run of one goal scored in five consecutive games highlighted their lack of offensive firepower. This run saw them lose eight of ten games.


1892–93 Burslem Port Vale F.C. season sections
Intro  Winning Football League status  Overview  Final league table  Results  Player statistics  References  

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The 1892–93 season was Burslem Port Vale's first season of football in the Football League. The club were founding members of the Football League Second Division, the First Division having been in operation for four seasons prior to 1892–93. A learning curve for the club, it marked the first of four seasons of struggle in what was rapidly becoming the second tier of the strongest league in the world. This learning curve was punctuated by the biggest league defeat in the club's history, a 10–0 humiliation in a snowstorm at home to Sheffield United on 10 December 1892, still a Football League record for a home defeat.<ref name="Kent">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=book }}</ref>

Other than the record defeat (which saw right-half Billy Delves play in goal<ref name="Kent" />), and two away performances where five goals were conceded, the Vale were competitive in most matches, winning three of their games by at least a three goal margin. If not for the capitulation to Sheffield United then the club would have had one of the better defensive records in the league. However a run of one goal scored in five consecutive games highlighted their lack of offensive firepower. This run saw them lose eight of ten games.


1892–93 Burslem Port Vale F.C. season sections
Intro  Winning Football League status  Overview  Final league table  Results  Player statistics  References  

PREVIOUS: IntroNEXT: Winning Football League status
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