Ryder reveals his plans

Potential Port Vale owner Keith Ryder spend Wednesday outlining his plans for the club to both fans and the media as the preferred bidder embarked on a PR campaign to get backing for his bid to buy the club.

Ryder will become the club’s new owner if his £1.4m bid to buy Vale out of administration is voted through by creditors and he is then approved by the Football League.

According to various reports, Ryder says that:

  • He was impressed with the club when he visited in the past
  • Good communication with fans is key
  • Season ticket are “decent value” but matchday pricing will be reviewed
  • He has discussed a number of possible initiatives with the Supporters Club
  • He is hoping he can bring “a bit of sunshine” after recent “dark times”
  • Manager Micky Adams is “definitely” in his plans
  • He has had initial discussions with Micky Adams to prepare new player contracts if bid is approved
  • He’s using his own money to buy the club
  • He will be targeting promotion next season and the playing budget will be increased
  • He would welcome investment from other interested parties such as Mo Chaudry
  • There will be no move away from Vale Park

There is a five minute interview with Ryder available on 6 Towns Radio here:

  • http://6towns.co.uk/news/2012/04/exclusive-keith-ryder-talks-6-towns-radio-about-his-bid-port-vale
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