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  1. I'm of the opinion to let them get on with it because I simply don't care. Lower league football won't collapse because the so called big six are gone because they didn't give a stuff about the lower leagues in the first place. And all this football should band together rubbish. Where was the outcry when Bury went bust or numerous clubs went into administration? You didn't hear Gary Neville rant about the death of a club where his father was a legend. The likes of Sky and UEFA are only kicking off because the money isn't going to them.
    3 points
  2. I think they have done all they could afford to do without putting the club at risk financially. If they were refunding people for the product on offer not being value for money then I want my last 5 years season ticket money back because it wasn't even value for the money when we were there watching it. I think we all knew that this years purchase was more of a donation to keep the club alive. We practically begged her to buy the club the least we can do in my eyes is not begrudge her the £60 extra we ended up paying.
    3 points
  3. At the end of the day, if you are born Vale you are Vale. All this that and the other about but I also support blah blah. No. Sorry, That makes you an observer. Not a Vale fan. Fine. It's in the blood. Not a lifestyle choice. It is no problem. But for me, I'll be checking in from NL for the team news tomorrow, watching the game, shouting at the laptop. Sad, yep. But it is called being a Vale fan. It is my culture, my heritage, what I do Saturday. Sad, yes of course. But I have zero plan to change it. I love supporting the Vale! My club, my town. Nothing else matters. Even i
    3 points
  4. If I can give you all an update. A thank you firstly to both Jacko and Doha who have contacted Colin Garlick and Mark Porter respectively. That's been a big help. I spoke with Mark and he himself was going to contact the club and help out . I have then received a call from Adam Yates and Colin on speaker phone where they both spoke. Yatesy is along with other ex players like Marc Richards trying to coordinate things with Lee's ex clubs so there will be one pot instead of various different collections. Yatesy is contacting me again in the next couple of weeks and then I
    3 points
  5. What is the cost including staff hours of designing banners, scarves packing and distributing 4000 loyalty boxes and handing out expired season tickets? 5% of 4000 season tickets at £300 is £60000 a year or 1 players wages (£300000 spread out over 5 years) which could also be offset by an increase in the price, and would in effect be less due to juniors and seniors paying less for their tickets. All 4000 could have asked for a refund but instead want to leave their money invested into the club, most have probably given the club even more money in away match passes would giving them £
    2 points
  6. In your head. I’m sorry but this is making a mountain of a molehill and you being offended by it is on you.
    2 points
  7. Football= hypocrisy no more so than at the top whom govern it, they are concerned about losing power and money& wouldn't kick clubs out as their power n main income stream would be gone .. Football needs a new hierarchy the FA, the old gentlemans club is past its sell by date , this may not be the right route but if it affects change this could be an opening for the fans to have a voice especially as this bridges many tribal/rivalry colours-, maybe just maybe a positive out of this negativity - but the powers need to listen and then act otherwise just shuffling the deck chairs on the
    1 point
  8. It's important to remember that this is driven by the owners of the clubs involved. Booting them out of the league will have an impact on the "legacy" fans more than anyone, and they haven't asked for this. This is the problem, it is always the fans that get penalised because of the actions of the ar$eholes running the clubs, be it Bury or Liverpool.
    1 point
  9. The best case scenario is they are only using it as bargaining chip to make sure the current world of football is skewed even more in their favour. The fact it's gone as far as it has... the fact they have been releasing staff whilst working through the mega deal proposal, the fact they don't give a damn about their "legacy" fans (what a disgusting phrase), the fact one of the chairman openly said "Making money is our priority and fans a secondary".... they have tarnished the game. I would boot them out of the league anyway... wont happen, but I would.
    1 point
  10. This point exactly^^^ Those who didn't get their season tickets refunded are 100% loyal Port Vale supporters, and calling them such is absolutely correct in my opinion and the Club have chosen an absolutely appropriate word, lets celebrate those loyal supporters and what they did with Carol and the club. It doesn't in any way mean that those of us who didn't leave the money in are not loyal.
    1 point
  11. No one said they are the “loyal ones”... she said they were loyal. Which is right. Either way... not much to do about it now and maybe just come at it with an open heart and take it in the context it was intended.
    1 point
  12. How about a simple "thank you"? That's easy to understand, and is in no way as loaded a word as 'loyal'. It's what they mean, but word so very very poorly. I know it's my own choice to take offence by that word, and I also know that because I'm offended, it doesn't mean I'm right. It doesn't make me feel any less of the club, make me want to travel over any less or stop me from buying a ST next season. It just gave me a lump in my throat, because the word is so strong. Think about it; 'loyal', that is to me, a very very important word as a supporter. And to not be deemed as loyal, got
    1 point
  13. Mr Danish there is no doubt about your loyalty and commitment to the club you get on a plane to come watch matches and spend a hell of a lot of money with the online shop. But you are focusing on the word and not the sentence its was addressed to fans who kept their money in the club which is season ticket holders. Carol has repeatedly praised the loyalty of fans like yourself buying shirts and other products including match passes for ifollow. The next time you are over and at Vale park I will meet up with you and I will give you my scarf because I know your loyal you know your loyal and the
    1 point
  14. With that track record lets hope he never gets to be mange us
    1 point
  15. it's bloody cold at the vale in the winter get thee scarf round thee neck 😄
    1 point
  16. There are a few advantages, but not many
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  17. As I pointed out to another poster, a club of our size simply can’t afford to offer a bigger discount. Say we offered 10% off next years season ticket. That would mean the club loses over 100k in potential revenue if everyone was to renew their season ticket. That is a huge loss of potential earnings that we cannot afford.
    1 point
  18. Good post. Some people for whatever reason might be reluctant to go back. Personally I can't wait but others might feel nervous or have health issues. With regards to the away days, you can't beat that buzz of say a Walsall sell out or Crewe etc but say it's a Crawley on a Tuesday night I'd more than likely purchase the game. Pros and cons whichever way you look at it. For example someone might bring 38 on a cold Tuesday night but 200 might pay on ifollow. You still can't beat actually being there and the worrying thing is that Saturday Tuesday has now become a ritual I
    1 point
  19. I think they could have done something like 5-10% off your season ticket if you renew for the next 5 years. This would have spread the cost and rewarded fans for loyalty. In 5 years time you would have been reminded that the club were grateful for the gift we in effect have given them to help something we love survive. This way I feel like I am receiving a scarf that I don't really want. It will go to the back of my cupboard and stay there until it gets thrown out and pollutes the environment. I bought my ticket at the start of February before there was really any indication of the p
    1 point
  20. Personally I don't think there will be enough names on it to call it a list we need to start from scratch and with 16 players out of contract now is the perfect time to do it.
    1 point
  21. Yeah well done with trying not make this thread about u pair 👍
    1 point
  22. I think he mightl transfer list Robinson along with Whitehead and I wouldn't be surprised to see only Rodney left out of the forwards
    1 point
  23. 1 point
  24. After the tragic death of Lee I've set up a just giving page to try and raise £1000 for his family from the Port Vale family. It has really hit me for personal reasons as well. Won't bring Lee back, no money in the world can replace a husband, father and son . It's difficult times for us all but even a pound is brilliant. If you don't mind spreading the word to your Vale friends and I can either liaise with Rob on here or contact Carol to see about getting the money to Lee's wife and children. Rest in peace Lee and the picture on the just giving page reminds me of a brilliant
    1 point
  25. Can't really agree with this. I have been a Vale fan man and boy traveling as far North as Newcastle and as far south as Southampton (and a good few places in between) to watch the team play. I plan my trips back to the UK to try and maximise the number of games that I can attend. I also have an affinity with Leicester, on the basis that I lived there for 10 years (I could see Filbert Street from my bedroom window). They do not stir the same passion as the Vale but I enjoy watching their games, more than other Premier games, because I have a connection with the city. I also s
    1 point
  26. As mentioned by someone earlier... amazing offers for the Junior Valiants! Fans of the future! Brilliant!
    1 point
  27. I don't want the club to lose money. I replied to a post that made it sound like Carol would be standing at the door, giving away 4000 10 pund notes, out of her own pocket. I just tried to say, that of course she's not! if you ie. buy a shirt, and use your voucher for that, the club will still make a profit from that transaction. Nothing wrong with that AT ALL, but the club is not turning in to an ATM, that's all I'm saying.
    1 point
  28. It REALLY is 10 quid though! If a shirt costs £40 and you use your voucher and get it for £30 that REALLY is a £10 saving. The fact that it may have cost the club less than half of that is irrelevant. When we went through the first wave of games being cancelled, a friend of mine had a season ticket for Sunderland. Sunderland were due to play at Blackpool, but it was cancelled. Sunderland refused to refund any money "because it wasn't their fault"...and the rail company refused to refund the extortionate ticket cost, because she could still travel - even though the purpose for the travel h
    1 point
  29. Why though? There was no promise of anything if you left your money in. I don’t understand why people expect something when they can get their money back if they want and the club is a million quid down.
    1 point
  30. How’s it arrogant? Small reward for people who kept their money in the club with a scarf. Postcard signed by the owner which is the owner giving a personal touch to show their appreciation. And a chance to have a VIP match experience. Really don’t understand your problem tbh.
    1 point
  31. That’s a different point and one of personal opinion. Im happy... Season ticket locked in for me. £10 off one of the new shirts. For me the feeling of helping Carol and the club through this tough time was enough of a ‘bonus’. I didn’t expect anything... the fact that Carol has done something is more than enough.
    1 point
  32. I lost interest in high level football a long long time ago. This is just another step towards it becoming a circus. Makes me glad on most champions' league nights I'm watching Vale away to Scunthorpe or something. With no VAR. Real football for real fans. Not just a show for people sat around the TV in parts of the world where football has no place in the culture.
    1 point
  33. I'm a ten matcher myself,great what Carol his doing for season ticket holders ,I was always brought up something is better that nothing and whatever you get be thankful for . I am not deserving of anything nor do I want anything . Supporting a football club is money you hand over to them ,there are no guarantees what you going watch is remotely good but that's not the reason folk go ,folk go as i always have to get behind the team and no amount of money beats a tremendous atmosphere with the away end filling up etc and a few pre match beverages in and around the town and that feelin
    1 point
  34. Don’t get why some are complaining on twitter and the like. Can get your money back if you want. I for one decided to leave my money in the club because I’m fortunate enough to afford to be able to and don’t want my club going bust. I didn’t expect anything from the club in return. As others have noted, the club is over a million down as Carol has stated. What do people expect to be given? I’ll happily take a tenner off my season ticket and an exclusive scarf.
    1 point
  35. You can take it off the price of your season ticket. and if it is off an item in the shop, unless the vale are running a leading stock management system the product will have been made and paid for... And will be a sunk cost. Rev will be down £10
    1 point
  36. I was pleasantly surprised to hear that our owners are recognising the ST holders who have backed them. I'll be looking forward to collecting my scarf and 21-22 season ticket in a few weeks.
    1 point
  37. I “lost” a great deal less money on my ST this year than the V2001 mob robbed from me in shares.
    1 point
  38. Carol didn’t have to do anything... it’s a gesture of thanks and I’m for one am very grateful! I will be renewing as always! UTV
    1 point
  39. In difficult times for supporters and owners consider what Smurthwaite would have offered, bankruptcy and no club, at the end of the day Carol didn't have to do anything. Damned if she does and damned if she doesn't.
    1 point
  40. Why have you got to spend more money on what she has offered. You can use your voucher to get £10 off your season ticket, the woman has done her best for the club and supporters.
    1 point
  41. The offers for U12's are incredible in case nobody noticed. That's what you call investing in the future.
    1 point
  42. What ever the situation I will renew my season ticket ! I am 100% behind our owners and will give them all the support I can. We are so lucky to have fantastic people at the helm. I am sure the good times are going to return and I want to be there to see it!
    1 point
  43. Even more of a weapon are people that get so emotional and butt hurt about someone supporting clubs not even in the same league as Port Vale and feeling like they're some sort of judge and executioner. The fact you admit you're actually sickened, despite the other things going on in the world right now, I can only think you don't have much if anything in life beyond Port Vale football club.
    1 point
  44. I think it's a nice gesture they could have offered nothing
    1 point
  45. You know she had to put in another seven figure sum out of her own pocket this season right? Do you think she can carry on subsiding COVID losses forever? Businesses need revenue.
    1 point
  46. It seems a nice gesture. That’s all it is. I don’t know what people were expecting? There are thousands of season ticket holders, any big, grand return would probably cost the club more money, when the whole point of keeping the season tickets was to help the club!
    1 point
  47. Forget discounts, get your cash out. I understand money is tight, but the money I've saved on not buying beer /food etc in the ground this season has paid for my ST for next season.
    1 point
  48. Brisley should stay based on every time he's had an extended run in the side he's been great. It might be tough with Legge but if there's a way to let him go end of the season it makes the most sense. We have no idea what kind of deal has been made there. I'd keep brown but yeah, try the new keeper for the last 4 games see if he should be kept on. Its harsh but I'd let Guthrie go. He's done well when he's played but I think we can do better.
    1 point
  49. I just haven't seen that Joyce this season. He looks slow, cumbersome and error prone. He's been a good servant for us but I think he needs replacing this summer.
    1 point


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