Port Vale is just one of many clubs affected by ownership issues over the years, now it appears that the Football League will finally look at rewriting their rules on ownership…
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Columnist Malcolm Hirst thinks that publishing the club accounts would earn owner Norman Smurthwaite more respect from Vale fans.
Vale fan Malcolm Hirst welcomes an apology from Norman Smurthwaite but wants him to write off the loans, put a reasonable price on the club and open a dialogue with Synectics.
Port Vale fan Malcolm Hirst has some forthright views on what actions owner Norman Smurthwaite should take.
Long-standing Port Vale fan Malcolm Hirst thinks recent events show that it’s time for Norman Smurthwaite to sell the club at a realistic price.
Opinion by Malcolm Hirst. Recent games have shown Vale to be a “chalk and cheese” team and it’s vital Vale approach the game against Bristol Rovers in the right manner.
We’d like to alert our readers to an in-depth article with former Vale striker Ernie Moss in the Daily Telegraph.
The underfire CEO of the Football League, Shaun Harvey, has admitted that the changes to the Football League Trophy (aka the checkatrade trophy) could be scrapped at the end of the season.
Football League clubs are fined for playing youngsters while Premier League clubs can play veterans in their “academy” sides. OVF thinks the whole situation is ludicrous…
The news that the Football League has ceased talks about the Whole Game Solution should be greeted with relief by football fans.
It’s fair to say that the revamped Football League Trophy has been very controversial. Here’s how Twitter reacted…
A poll on the OVF website has revealed that 85% of fans who voted will not attend Port Vale’s Football League Trophy game against a Derby County B side.
Details of the schedule for this season’s re-vamped Football League Trophy have been published and greeted with a chorus of disapproval from fans’ groups.
Guest columnist Martyn Cooke thinks that the club’s continental gamble “could be a potential masterstroke – or a disaster.”
Rob Fielding opposes the recent decision to allow Premier League Academy sides (aka B sides) into the Johnstone’s Paints Trophy.