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Lawyer Charles Machin joined the Port Vale board in 2000 and soon courted controversy by asking manager Brian Horton to fill in a questionnaire on each player every fortnight. The PFA labelled it as “belligerent.” Machin quit later that year and was a key figure behind the Valiant 2001 fans group. However was voted off the Valiant 2001 board in 2004 after a disagreement about welcoming investment from Italian football agent Gianni Paladini.
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Vale’s back-to-back home wins have been overshadowed by an article in the Staffordshire Sentinel newspaper that claims that controversial Director Charles Machin has not ruled out legal action against the Directors who approved the Peter Jackson bid.
“We now have a solid foundation on which to build for the future and achieve our aim in progressing Port Vale both on and off the field…”
The Staffordshire Sentinel reports in an exclusive that Vale investor Peter Jackson helped Valiant 2001 in their efforts to purchase the club after according to Jackson: “Charles Machin announced he wouldn’t sign guarantees for the deferred consideration of £250,000.”
It could be interpreted as a real crisis, scare-mongering, publicity seeking or just an attempt to force through the Paladini deal – but Vice Chairman Charles Machin has told local radio that Vale could cease to exist if a contract is not agreed with the Italian football agent.