The Guardian: Half-term report

The Guardian: Half-term report

OVF was kindly asked to contribute to the Guardian’s “Football League Blog’s League Two half-term report” (sorry, that’s a real mouthful) and as expected our review was mostly concerned with matters off rather than on the pitch.

How’s it going? It’s been a worrying season for Vale, as on-field matters have been well and truly overshadowed by yet more off-pitch controversy this time involving the club’s CEO and chairman. What sort of issues? Promissory notes for shares (that’s buying lots of shares through IOUs to me and you), threats of lawsuits, broken promises, failed investment and excessive salaries. Most Vale fans are rallying behind the supporters’ club who are committed to removing the pair from the club. For Vale’s sake, I hope it’s sooner rather than later …

Who’s been the star? Vale have been a study in inconsistency this season, but striker Tom Pope had won most fans over with some hardworking performances. Off the pitch, my sincere thanks to the supporters’ club and the Sentinel for revealing Vale’s off-pitch goings-on.

Biggest disappointment? Yes, it’s the same old theme … but most Vale fans are bitterly disappointed with the current board and would like to see the back of them as soon as possible.

Rob Fielding, One Vale Fan


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