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…
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OVF founder Rob Fielding offers his own opinion on all things Port Vale.
Rob Fielding says a statement about youth development from the Football League is hypocritical…
OVF editor Rob Fielding wonders if Vale should now try and tie Nathan Smith’s defensive partner Remie Streete to a new deal?
OVF editor Rob Fielding was disturbed to read reports of highly offensive behaviour by a group of Port Vale “fans” – here’s his response.
OVF editor says that despite many doubters, including himself, Norman Smurthwaite increasingly looks to have got the key decisions right in recent months.
There’s only a matter of days left for the August transfer window yet Rob Fielding predicts it could be a busy period for the Valiants.
Rob Fielding expands on his article from earlier this week to argue that putting star youngsters on contracts fits with the current club approach of developing and selling on emerging talent.
OVF editor Rob Fielding says – whisper it quietly – but Vale have a method to the footballing side and it’s one that could be a successful one.
OVF editor Rob Fielding thinks the club should look at securing the long-term futures of four key players now and not wait till the summer.
Here are all (OK most of) the key events from the summer in one single (and rather long) diary entry…
OVF editor Rob Fielding think an experienced spine to the Vale team may help the newcomers during a long League One season.
It seems that only in the world of Port Vale can the press be banned from a press conference and Rob Fielding strongly disagrees with the decision…
It’s been a dramatic and controversial summer and it seems there is more to come… Rob Fielding offers his opinion on Vale’s off-season business.
Rob Fielding argues that in the case of the next Vale manager, the bookies odds mean very little.
Rob Fielding says the club deserve some praise for their video update with the Chairman.
Rob Fielding hopes that the delay to appoint a new manager is for a good reason as the club face losing out on targets.
OVF editor Rob Fielding thinks that in the light of a news blackout there is still one feelgood news item that the club could release.
Site editor Rob Fielding says a change of attitude is needed by Port Vale as the club enters a low ebb.
Rob Fielding says the Vale coaching staff were right to develop an on-field identity and it’s time for the rest of the club to follow suit.
Rob Fielding argues that Rob Page has shown enough nous and potential to be given the benefit of the doubt after the retained list was announced.
Rob Fielding is left bemused by the “media ban” over coverage of the club’s fans forum.
Rob Fielding argues that Rob Page’s steady approach to player development is the right way to develop talent.