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Leap of Faith

Each season brings with it an extra day in four as Leap Year comes into play. And it is an occasion when we have traditionally done well.

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Bert Middlemiss

February 29 is a rare enough date anyway as it only arrives on a four yearly cycle. But we have played games on that day in the past – and have only lost one in five.

The first in our recorded history was in 1896 when we beat Burslem Port Vale – Port Vale’s preferred name between 1884-1909 – at Northumberland Park. We won that friendly match 4-0.



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