::1903–04 Burslem Port Vale F.C. season


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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 1903–04 season was Burslem Port Vale's sixth consecutive season (tenth overall) of football in the Football League.<ref name="Kent">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=book }}</ref> The club went the whole season without recording an away win, part of a club record 29 away games without victory. With the new rule of the direct free kick introduced, Arthur Rowley also wrote himself into the history books by becoming the first player to score from a free kick.<ref name="Kent" />

The first team was firmly established, and the players had been together for some years. The financial crisis that loomed over the club was held at bay by an FA Cup run and by selling a promising young winger.

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Bert Eardley, in his fifth season with the club, was a key first team member.
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Ageing Winger Billy Heames was still a key threat.
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George Price was at the heart of the Vale team, as he remained throughout his career.
Top scorer, and Valeite legend, Adrian Capes.
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Right-back Ernest Mullineux played 40 games for the club in all competitions.
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Half-back Harry Croxton become crucial to the spine of the team.

1903–04 Burslem Port Vale F.C. season sections
Intro  Overview  Final league table  Results  Player statistics  References  

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