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{{ safesubst:#invoke:Unsubst||$N=Use dmy dates |date=__DATE__ |$B= }} {{ safesubst:#invoke:Unsubst||$N=Use British English |date=__DATE__ |$B= }} The 1898–99 season was Burslem Port Vale's fifth season of football in the Football League; it followed a two season absence, which the club spent in the Midland Football League.<ref name="Kent">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=book }}</ref> A solid return to the Football League, they finished in mid-table. They had the strongest defence in the division as they conceded less goals than any other team in the division. It was instead a lack of firepower in front of goal that prevented a push for promotion.

Winning their opening six league games, just two points gained from their final five games ensured a top two position was out of their reach. Safety from the lottery of re-election was never in doubt though, as they finished nineteen points above the re-election places. Over the next eight seasons they never bettered their league finish of 1898–99, though they twice equalled it.

File:Billy Heames.JPG
Winger Billy Heames would stay with the Vale for the next five seasons.

1898–99 Burslem Port Vale F.C. season sections
Intro  Overview  Final league table  Results  Player statistics  References  

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{{ safesubst:#invoke:Unsubst||$N=Use dmy dates |date=__DATE__ |$B= }} {{ safesubst:#invoke:Unsubst||$N=Use British English |date=__DATE__ |$B= }} The 1898–99 season was Burslem Port Vale's fifth season of football in the Football League; it followed a two season absence, which the club spent in the Midland Football League.<ref name="Kent">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=book }}</ref> A solid return to the Football League, they finished in mid-table. They had the strongest defence in the division as they conceded less goals than any other team in the division. It was instead a lack of firepower in front of goal that prevented a push for promotion.

Winning their opening six league games, just two points gained from their final five games ensured a top two position was out of their reach. Safety from the lottery of re-election was never in doubt though, as they finished nineteen points above the re-election places. Over the next eight seasons they never bettered their league finish of 1898–99, though they twice equalled it.

File:Billy Heames.JPG
Winger Billy Heames would stay with the Vale for the next five seasons.

1898–99 Burslem Port Vale F.C. season sections
Intro  Overview  Final league table  Results  Player statistics  References  

PREVIOUS: IntroNEXT: Overview
<<>>