Manorshop owner Kevin Jones says that his own experience of the stadium infrastructure plus using the experience of former director Alan Jones are key to his takeover plans.
Bids for Port Vale FC
The local firm have made a bid to take control of Port Vale FC – should Norman Smurthwaite sell to them?
OVF editor Rob Fielding thinks that owner Norman Smurthwaite should sell the club to Synectics Solutions.
The Sentinel newspaper says that documents forwarded to them show that a Norwegian group are seeking to buy Port Vale FC for £6.5m.
OVF editor Rob Fielding says it is an impossible task for fans to make a decision on whether Norman Smurthwaite should sell the club.
Port Vale US bid: Port Vale chairman Norman Smurthwaite is expected to make a statement on how talks with a US consortium progressed.
The Staffordshire Sentinel reports that Port Vale owner Norman Smurthwaite is to visit the USA for “crucial” takeover talks.
Wildes completes Port Vale takeover: Port Vale’s 252 day spell in administration is finally over after Paul Wildes and business partner Norman Smurthwaite completed their takeover of the club on Tuesday.
Norman Smurthwaite, who along with Paul Wildes is the preferred bidder to take over the club, has told the Sentinel that he expects to complete the takeover of Port Vale ahead of the game with Bristol Rovers.
OVF founder Rob Fielding agrees with an approach of “cautious optimism” for preferred bidder Paul Wildes and comments that even though the Supporters Club and Martin Tideswell have used the same phrase “nevertheless, I still think it’s worth reiterating.”
Administrator Bob Young has told the Sentinel newspaper that the club are in “advanced talks” with “three definite front-runners” bidding to takeover the club. Young also added that he was confident of “a deal progressing within a month.”