The Black and Gold until it’s sold website, seen some seasons ago has been relaunched after supporter protests against current owner Norman Smurthwaite.
The match against Morecambe saw a number of Port Vale fans protesting against the owner before kick-off. The protest was organised by the official Port Vale Supporters Club after a vote of no confidence in the owner.
The opening statement on the revamped website says:
It is with a heavy heart that we at Black and Gold Towers see the need to go public again with our concerns about the situation in which Port Vale Football Club finds itself under its current owner.
We are no longer shareholders in the business as we were under the previous regime so we do not have a direct financial investment in the business. That does not mean, however, that our emotional investment in the club is any less intense. Nor does it mean that we have no interest in the manner in which the club is being run. To any fan with eyes to see it looks like Mr Norman Smurthwaite is running the club into the ground and we ask why.
The website can be found through this URL –