Vale columnist Martin Tideswell is highly critical of the response of footballing authorities, the local MP and the city council to Vale’s current situation. He feels that these organisations could all intervene to help but they “have all been told what is going on and done nothing. They fiddle and talk in platitudes while Vale Park burns.”
Tideswell comments: “Let’s be clear: If Port Vale does go into administration then it will be because of the incompetence of the current board – nothing else.
Of course, the directors who have lied to, misled and manipulated fans, shareholders and club employees have now gone into hiding.
They refuse to talk to fans or the media and the chief executive is rarely seen at the club anymore because the truth of the board’s ineptitude is there for all to see.
Port Vale FC is a laughing stock and in very serious financial trouble and yet none of the organisations or individuals who could intervene have so far lifted a finger to help its fans.
Stoke-on-Trent North MP and Vale fan Joan Walley, the city council, the Football Association and the Football League have all been told what is going on and done nothing.
They fiddle and talk in platitudes while Vale Park burns.
Thus it is left to the Supporters’ Club and affiliated fans’ groups to rescue Port Vale from the not-so-fab-four.”
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