Hugely controversial former Port Vale CEO Perry Deakin is working as a “consultant” for Bury FC according to a statement by the club.
The statement from Bury FC says “the board would like to make it very clear that Mr Perry Deakin is not a shareholder or director but has been contracted as a commercial consultant to advice the club on sales activity across our commercial operation”
It adds that “We strongly believe that people should only be judged on performance and we ask that judgement is made at the end of the season rather than making comments on non-proven third party statements. The board is disappointed by some of the language being used by ‘fans’” and that “we believe it is only a minority who think this board would do anything to damage the club moving forward”
Ironically, some of the sentiments of the statement echo those of the much-reviled previous board at Vale Park.
Under the chairmanship of Bill Bratt, protesting fans were controversially described as “morons” and despite polls to the contrary, protesters were always said to be in the minority. However, at the end of the controversial MOLD (Miller, Oliver, Lloyd and Deakin) regime, a Supporters Club poll revealed that over 95% of fans wanted the board to step down.
To read more about the previous board (Messrs Miller, Oliver, Lloyd and Deakin) we suggest you read the following features:
- Board misconduct timeline
- Stories tagged with ‘board misconduct’
- Get out of Port Vale website