It’s come to OVF’s attention of a potential issue with the Linked In profile of a certain Perry Deakin, the club’s former CEO.
Deakin has a profile available on Linked In, a social network designed to be used by business professionals.
We have included a screengrab of that profile but, wait, isn’t there something missing?
It appears that Perry has removed his employment history at Port Vale FC (which, according to our sources, was previously shown on his Linked In profile). Perhaps Mr Deakin may need reminding of the terms and conditions of the Linked In agreement which includes this line:
You agree that you will: Provide accurate information to us and keep it updated
Perhaps Perry needs to add the Port Vale section back onto his profile? Not only would it satisfy the terms and conditions of Linked In, but surely he doesn’t want people to think he is deliberately obscuring his connection with the darkest moment in Port Vale’s recent history?
MOLD - the board which nearly killed Port Vale
Peter Miller, Glenn Oliver, Mike Lloyd and Perry Deakin (the first letter of their surnames spelling “MOLD”) led the football club into administration after a number of highly controversial decisions notably Deakin and Miller’s ascent to the board despite not paying for their shares (the so-called “nil-paid shares” affair), failed financial link-ups with two US companies Ameriturf and Blue Sky International (their £8m deal was described as “pure fantasy” by the firm’s CEO), a secret remortgaging of Vale Park which broke the terms of the club’s loan agreement with Stoke-on-Trent council and being sued by former club sponsors Harlequin Properties.
On 9th March 2012, the club entered administration for the second tie in its history after HMRC issued a winding-up petition.
To date, Deakin and Miller have failed to pay for any of the shares they “purchased” in Port Vale football club. The Port Vale Supporters club are continuing legal efforts to reclaim the money from the pair and reimburse many Port Vale fans who, as shareholders, lost money when the pair illegally joined the Port Vale board and mismanaged the club.