The media in Trinidad and Tobago reports that a company with former Port Vale directors Perry Deakin and Peter Miller on its board is under investigation for “misrepresented” scholarship money.
Miller and Deakin earned infamy in Burslem for their tenure in charge of the club with neither paying the money due for their shareholdings in the club. The Port Vale Supporters Club and former administrators Begsbies-Traynor are still continuing to pursue the pair for the nil-paid shares money. Read more on this in the panel at the end of our article.
Now, the Trinidad and Tobago Express reports that Bad Wolf (company number 679163) a company that has been registered in Kildare, Ireland has Perry Deakin listed as managing director while directors are Sarah Deakin and Peter Miller.
The Trinidad and Tobago Express claims:
A months-long investigation has revealed that Bad Wolf Sports, misrepresented international contracts and partnerships it claimed to have obtained over time to bolster its chances of in securing scholarship money from the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) for young T&T nationals.
Miller has operated in Trinidad & Tobago before. He is a former marketing director at the T&T Football Association as well as former CEO of the Football Company of T&T.
The newspaper continues:
The proposed partnership saw the TTPS authorising a wire transfer of £20,000 to Bad Wolf Sports. Bad Wolf claimed it was in a partnership with UK-based private school Moreland… When the cash was wired from the TTPS account, no structure was in place for the Scholarship programme.
When Miller and Deakin left Vale Park, the onevalefan website vowed to continue to highlight their activities, no matter how much time has passed since they left the club. In light of this news, the onevalefan website has contacted both the Port Vale Supporters Club and Begsbies-Traynor with a link to the newspaper report, the journalist’s contact details and a link to the Bad Wolf Sports company information on the Irish Companies register website. This site hopes the information will help them in their continued efforts to make Deakin and Miller pay for their Port Vale shares.
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.