The Port Vale Supporters Club have issued a statement which contradicts press reports of a personal donation to the club’s academy by former chairman Bill Bratt.
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About Bill Bratt
The Port Vale supporter was a key figure in the Valiant 2001 group which took over ownership of Port Vale FC in 2003. Bratt was named chairman and was in that role from 2003 to 2011.
He was awarded an MBE in 2009 and was a key figure of the sponsorship of the club by Harlequin Properties. However, after the club’s relegation in 2007, the rejection of a takeover bid by Mo Chaudry, a series of fans protests against the board and an acrimonious EGM he resigned as chairman in July 2011.
A report says that former Port Vale sponsors Harlequin Property has applied for its sales arm to go into administration. The company has taken more than £300m in deposits from at least 6,000 investors for off-plan luxury holiday accommodation across the Caribbean since 2006. However, it has so far built just around 300 of the thousands […]
Following Director Mike Lloyd’s claim that the board were only partially to blame for the club’s finances and that fans’ protests and historic debt also contributed, CEO Perry Deakin has now claimed that former Chairman Bill Bratt is also to blame. Deakin is the second member of the board to have expressed sorrow over the […]
Port Vale are being sued by current shirt sponsors Harlequin Properties, the Staffordshire Sentinel has revealed. The news of the legal move is another highly damaging and embarrassing episode for the club’s underfire board. Harlequin is suing Vale for breach of contract for failure to repay the loan and said it has refused the chance […]
In his latest column, OVF founder Rob Fielding says the last twelve months have included some of the club’s darkest moments and have truly been an annus horriblis. But Fielding hopes that with a united fanbase and a renewed determination to remove the board, 2012 will finally herald a brighter era for the club.
In his latest “One Vale View” column, Rob Fielding says former Chairman Bill Bratt is wrong if he thinks simply resigning as Port Vale Chairman will “unite” the fans. Fielding argues that merely changing titles from Chairman to Director will not appease the pro-change movement who want all three Directors to leave the boardroom.
In Rob Fielding’s latest opinion piece “One Vale View” the OVF founder responds to recent comments from Chairman Bill Bratt in the Sentinel newspaper. In the Sentinel newspaper, Chairman Bill Bratt conceded that potential sponsors Ameriturf Global Systems have yet to provide proof of funding. Bratt told the newspaper: “Let’s not forget this is a […]
Rob Fielding welcomes the post-EGM statement from the board in which they accept an “appetite for change” but he wants more than mere words – the board now have to deliver. I welcome the post-EGM statement from the board in which they accept an “appetite for change” but speaking personally, I’m not happy with mere […]