Tideswell: it should be business as usual

Tideswell: it should be business as usual

Port Vale columnist Martin Tideswell says the “worst-kept secret at Vale Park since Robin van der Laan’s love of crisps has finally been revealed” but  “let’s stick together, support Norman.”

The cracks have been there for some time and the only reason they weren’t public knowledge before this week is that nobody wanted rock the boat…

Tideswell’s blog begins: “So the worst-kept secret at Vale Park since Robin van der Laan’s love of crisps has finally been revealed.

Paul Wildes has departed Vale Park after just seven months as Chairman.

It is a shame that the partnership which helped to see the Vale to promotion has ended.

However, the cracks have been there for some time and the only reason they weren’t public knowledge before this week is that nobody wanted rock the boat – certainly not while the team was scrapping for automatic promotion.

When Norman Smurthwaite first spoke to me it was a telephone call to my mobile. I remember it vividly: I was at Staffordshire University and the call came out of the blue one morning.

It was last October and during that first conversation he told me that Port Vale had been bought with his money…”

To read the full blog posting click here:

http://martintideswell.com/2013/05/18/good-luck-to-smurf-but-it-should-be-business-as-usual-at-vale-park/

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

eight × = forty