The situation at Bury is just the latest example of a club descending into chaos as the Football League continues to do nothing.
Category: Football matters
Blog postings about football but not necessarily involving Port Vale FC.
In this fictional account, our correspondent imagines a desperately gloomy situation for our club in a couple of year’s time…
The Football League signs a new TV deal with Sky Television – but it could trigger a revolt amongst clubs.
The controversial regime of the Professional Footballers Association’s CEO Gordon Taylor looks set to be under scrutiny if former Vale player Ben Purkiss has his way.
The Football League AGM will discuss whether to abandon extra-time in the League Cup, the future of matchday programmes and the “ABBA” penalty system.
Football League clubs have voted through proposals to shut the summer transfer window for permanent transfers on Thursday, 9 August at 17:00 BST.
Football League clubs are set to vote on changes to the summer transfer window on Thursday.
Government statistics released within this month show that football related arrests have fallen for the 2016-17 season.
All 72 Football League clubs have agreed to implement three-year bans for supporters found using smoke bombs, flares and fireworks in a bid to “put an end to the dangerous use of pyrotechnics.”
Ipswich Town have won a landmark court case about police costs in a case that could affect all Football League clubs.
Comments by astute Accrington chairman Andy Holt reveal a worrying trend in the distribution of TV money which will widen gaps between the Championship and lower divisions.
The Football League and the Premier League will both be seeking thoughts from their member clubs on whether or not to close the summer transfer window before the season kicks off in the future.
Rob Fielding says a damaging financial gap between Premier League and Football League continues to be ignored by Premier League chiefs.
OVF Editor Rob Fielding bemoans the lack of quality reporting on the BBC Sport website.
Port Vale is just one of many clubs affected by ownership issues over the years, now it appears that the Football League will finally look at rewriting their rules on ownership…
We’d like to alert our readers to an in-depth article with former Vale striker Ernie Moss in the Daily Telegraph.
The underfire CEO of the Football League, Shaun Harvey, has admitted that the changes to the Football League Trophy (aka the checkatrade trophy) could be scrapped at the end of the season.
Football League clubs are fined for playing youngsters while Premier League clubs can play veterans in their “academy” sides. OVF thinks the whole situation is ludicrous…
The news that the Football League has ceased talks about the Whole Game Solution should be greeted with relief by football fans.
It’s fair to say that the revamped Football League Trophy has been very controversial. Here’s how Twitter reacted…
A poll on the OVF website has revealed that 85% of fans who voted will not attend Port Vale’s Football League Trophy game against a Derby County B side.
Details of the schedule for this season’s re-vamped Football League Trophy have been published and greeted with a chorus of disapproval from fans’ groups.
Rob Fielding opposes the recent decision to allow Premier League Academy sides (aka B sides) into the Johnstone’s Paints Trophy.