Rob Fielding thinks that the recent statement about John Rudge becoming the club president is very welcome news. Rob Fielding writes… Over the years I have heard several conversations among Port Vale supporters about how to properly celebrate legendary manager John Rudge. His unceremonious sacking by then chairman Bill Bell prompted the “flat cap” march […]
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OVF founder Rob Fielding offers his own opinion on all things Port Vale.
Rob Fielding says it’s a long shot but will a recent signing be a canny piece of business by the club?
Rob Fielding says fans should be applauding not criticising the clubs attempts to promote diversity at Vale Park.
OVF founder and editor Rob Fielding utterly condemns Norman Smurthwaite’s intentions to put the club into administration if an acceptable bid does not come forward.
Rob Fielding hails the thousands appealing for change at the club but says this could be a long-term protest campaign.
OVF founder Rob Fielding says that the the club needs to be sold to a new owner and for that reason he is backing the Black and Gold protests.
After Charlton Athletic fans successfully get their Valley ground re-listed as a community asset, Rob Fielding thinks it’s something for Port Vale supporter groups to consider.
OVF Editor Rob Fielding says it’s vital that the club gets its next managerial appointment right.
Vale may have to pay over the odds to bring in proven quality and avoid the failures of the last two windows.
OVF editor Rob Fielding applauds the views of prominent Stoke City supporter Malcolm Clarke on Tuesday’s Checkatrade incidents.
Is the much maligned Checkatrade Trophy helping Neil Aspin’s side this season?
Football League chief executive Shaun Harvey says that Football League clubs receive up to 80% of the revenue from live streaming of games and the League is keen to ensure live attendances are not affected.
Rob Fielding ponders how Port Vale can keep the forward momentum after ending their away hoodoo at the Alexandra stadium.
One of the changes made by manager Neil Aspin on Saturday was the lack of veteran faces in the Vale squad says Rob Fielding.
The OVF editor thinks it is too much to expect every “chancer” to fire this season.
Rob Fielding says the club should learn a lesson by perusing the longest serving managers list.
Rob Fielding says that one conclusion that many fans will draw from the Q&A meeting with Norman Smurthwaite on Thursday is that the club’s finances just don’t seem to add up.
Rob Fielding says the club need to either produce a long-term, coherent vision or sell to new owners who can deliver that vision.
Rob Fielding says that the Jordan Hugill fee justifies the creation of a development squad and that fans and owner should now show some patience with the club’s focus on developing non-league talent.
Rob Fielding says that a second successive appalling transfer window could send the club spiralling into danger.
OVF editor Rob Fielding says some fans have unrealistic expectations of the Port Vale manager.
Rob Fielding would like to praise some unsung members of the Port Vale FC’s backroom team.
Rob Fielding thinks Neil Aspin deserves to be backed and reports of calls for his head are frankly, ridiculous.
OVF editor Rob Fielding is delighted to see a Vale squad which now contains a spine of locally developed talent.
Rob Fielding says it’s going to be tough to turn fortunes around with the squad that Vale possess and an inability to change it until January.
OVF editor Rob Fielding praises the joint appointment of John Rudge and Neil Aspin.
OVF editor Rob Fielding believes it is vital an experienced manager takes charge of the club.