Supporters Club call for police talks

Supporters Club call for police talks

Supporters Club chair Ally Simcock has told the Sentinel that she wants talks between the club and the police following trouble after Vale’s home game with Wolves.

I want to sit down with the police and the club to look at where we go from here…

Following the match, police made 23 arrests and while the Supporters Club are not condoning trouble makers, there was some criticism of the police’s decision to allow Wolves’ 4,400 travelling supporters to leave at the same time as the home fans.

Simcock told the Sentinel: “I am not defending the actions of those who were involved in the trouble but the situation wasn’t helped by two sets of fans being pushed together.

“I want to sit down with the police and the club to look at where we go from here.”

Earlier this week, the club confirmed that the costs of policing the Wolves game would be double that of the previous home fixtures at Vale Park. While part of that would be due to the higher attendance (a fifteen year high of 12,601 watched the game), incidents during the Bradford and Oldham games would not have helped Vale’s bid to reduce the costs.

Hopefully, sensible talks between the police, Supporters Club and the club can help iron out any issues with the policing at Vale Park and in addition to reducing future costs perhaps stop incidents such as those at Wolves happening again.

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