Influential Port Vale columnist Martin Tideswell says that as long as Keith Ryder is straight with Port Vale fans, he can expect their support, but “he treats the fans with contempt or tries to pull the wool over their eyes then he will face an almighty rebellion.”
Tideswell adds: “Mr Ryder has to realise that, while all fans are very grateful for his potential investment, he is walking into no-man’s land where a fragile cease-fire is just about holding.
“Where Port Vale is concerned, the trust of the cynical and battle-weary supporters has to be earned.
“This makes next Wednesday’s initial meeting with fans vital for Mr Ryder.”
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