Will new owners propel Port Vale towards a more successful 2019-2020 season?
How did the Valiants finish the season?
With Port Vale finishing fifth from the bottom of the table in league Two and fighting relegation for the third successive season, the club had been looking rather deflated and lethergic. With Neil Aspin also resigning after 15 months in charge as of January 2019 and being replaced by new manager John Askey, Port Vale ended last season with deflated fans and real fears about the future of the club. However, in recent weeks there has been a dramatic reversal of fortunes, renewed hopes and the emergence of new Port Vale heroes.
Who could be the new ‘heroes’ of Port Vale?
Replacing the previous owner Norman Smurthwaite, new club owners Carol and Kevin Shanahan have stepped up to the pitch to hopefully promise a brighter future for the club. Carol and Kevin Shanahan have said that they will make no promises, however, they have said that the Valiants will get better year upon year, hopefully bringing those promotion hopes closer for next season.
Being hardcore Port Vale supporters themselves, Carol Shanahan said what we all wanted to hear. In a recent interview with StokeOnTrentLive, Carol mentioned that “it has been a tough few years being a Vale fan – I know, I have been to all the matches myself – but it will change from today.” So what exactly does this mean for the club?
With John Askey renewing his contract as club manager and looking to rebuild the squad over the summer, hopefully Askey can not only first of all once again steer them clear away from relegation like last season, but also push them towards the top end of the table and maybe even towards that promotion in which all fans have been hoping towards for the past few years.
How betting sites see Port Vale’s chances
With ambitious hopes for the club, as there rightly should be, and if all goes to plan and both Askey and the Shanahans deliver on their promises it shouldn’t be long until we see betting odds rocket through the roof for the future success of the Valiants. So, what betting offers should you be looking for?
Relegation betting may prove a popular choice for Port Vale supporters, betting on their rivals to bite the bullet and for once have the odds favour them. If Askey has done it before then surely this time they can go above and beyond. When the season kicks into swing and if the team is looking as fresh as Vale Park’s pitch we can expect a popular bet to be top three or top six finishers in the League to be of particular interest, especially if we’re taking the new owner’s previously mentioned statements to heart.
Current form for Port Vale’s club can be seen here, whilst we can expect sites such as Ladbrokes, SkyBet and Coral to rightly come on board with the future success of the club in due time.