OVF editor Rob Fielding says that while in the short-term a new manager is required, the bigger problem remains the ownership and direction of the club.
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OVF founder Rob Fielding offers his own opinion on all things Port Vale.
OVF editor Rob Fielding reflects on the club’s lowest position for 36 years and thinks the long-suffering fans deserve better.
OVF editor Rob Fielding wonders if Michael Brown’s Port Vale squad strikes the right balance particularly upfront.
Yes, it’s only four games into the season but the Vale’s awful run of form is giving much cause for concern argues Rob Fielding.
Despite a busy summer, the Port Vale squad this season looks to be an unbalanced one, Rob Fielding argues.
OVF editor Rob Fielding says that while this has been a terrible week on the pitch, off-pitch matters such as the sale of the club should still remain the top priority
OVF editor Rob Fielding points out that several of the new signings have something in common that could benefit the Valiants.
OVF editor Rob Fielding is bemused by some complaints about the club’s lack of new arrivals.
The OVF editor is encouraged by the progress made by CEO Colin Garlick but he still believes the long-term goal should still be new ownership.
OVF editor Rob Fielding thinks that owner Norman Smurthwaite should sell the club to Synectics Solutions.
OVF editor Rob Fielding thinks the most crucial decision that could be made this summer concerns selling the club to new owners.
It’s fair to say that Port Vale FC is not a happy place at the moment. The defeat to Chesterfield leaves Vale with a mounting task to stay up. So what has gone wrong at Vale Park?
The BBC Radio Stoke summariser pulled no punches in his reappearance on the station and this Vale fan agrees with his sentiments about the selling price and declining attendances.
Rob Fielding hopes that the club isn’t sold to a hedge fund and he believes there are options that will allow the owner to sell the club to the right people.
OVF editor Rob Fielding says it is an impossible task for fans to make a decision on whether Norman Smurthwaite should sell the club.
It’s difficult to judge whether Vale’s moves in the transfer window will help or hinder the club.
Rob Fielding says that mistakes in managerial appointments and supporter apathy show why the club really needs a proper CEO who can plan for the long-term development of the club.
OVF editor Rob Fielding says that uncertainty over the manager’s position could damage the club’s chances on the pitch.
Rob Fielding says that it was right for Bruno Ribeiro to leave the club but the Valiants now face a crucial period where they need to sort things out both on and off the pitch.
Port Vale invited eleven children from families seeking asylum to watch the game against Northampton Town.
OVF editor Rob Fielding says that keeping faith with Bruno Ribeiro may just help bring about a youthful and talented squad for future seasons.
At the risk of repeating himself, OVF editor Rob Fielding urges the club to discuss a new contract with star defender Remie Streete.
OVF editor Rob Fielding ponders what he believes are nine key issues affecting the club at this time…
OVF editor Rob Fielding says it’s easy to dismiss Rigino Cicilia’s skills but fans should remember he has had one full league game for the club and is still learning.
Trusting in youngsters could see a big money sale plus the possibility of more to come says OVF editor Rob Fielding.
OVF editor Rob Fielding wonders if the FA Cup game against Stevenage is the time for Vale to rely on proven experience over potential.
OVF editor Rob Fielding wonders if a clutch of experienced signings is a sign of a new direction for the club. And it’s no bad thing, he argues…