Port Vale columnist Martin Tideswell says that the “men responsible for the current financial meltdown batten down the hatches and show utter contempt for the will of the people they are supposed to serve” and it is “little more than a cynical attempt by the Chief Executive and his fellow directors to paint Vale fans as troublemakers.”
Tideswell comments that: “Port Vale Football Club: The community club. The friendly club. Right?
Maybe there was a time when this was the case but in January 2012 Port Vale FC is a club under lock-down.
It’s football’s equivalent of martial law as the club’s directors hide away from the supporters – escorted to and from their cars by burly bouncers.
Pull up on the car park at your club and security guards on the main entrance will make a note of your registration plate.
What’s more, you won’t get into the club unless you have an appointment. (Of course, getting an appointment with people who are hibernating is nigh on impossible).”
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