Port Vale owner Norman Smurthwaite says he has contacted Stoke City FC about the estimated £100,000 damage to the away stand but has yet to receive a definite answer back.
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About Norman Smurthwaite
The English businessman became owner of Port Vale Football Club in November 2012. He qualified as an engineer and built a successful business career and property portfolio before retiring at the age of 50.
He was part of the investment group, led by Paul Wildes, that took Port Vale out of administration in November 2012.
Following Wildes’ departure, he took over as chairman of Port Vale in 2013. He resigned as chairman following relegation back to League Two in 2016–17 before returning to the role in 2018.
The Sentinel newspaper reports that Port Vale owner Norman Smurthwaite estimates damage caused by Stoke City fans could cost as much as £100,000 to repair.
Port Vale have decided not to open the Railway stand to away supporters for the controversial Checkatrade Trophy clash against Stoke City U21 side.
Port Vale owner Norman Smurthwaite says one move is “over the line” with another player in negotiations.
Port Vale owner Norman Smurthwaite says talks with a potential buyer of the club have broken down.
Port Vale owner Norman Smurthwaite says his bid to buy Nuneaton’s stadium doesn’t affect the Valiants.
A report in the Coventry Telegraph says that Port Vale owner Norman Smurthwaite is trying to buy Nuneaton Town FC’s ground.
After the Port Vale owner said 5% of fans wanted him “gone” we’re asking you to vote on that very matter.
Owner Norman Smurthwaite has told BBC Radio Stoke that he will enter talks with a potential buyer of the club.
In answer to a direct question from OVF editor Rob Fielding, Norman Smurthwaite says he will not discuss what price he wants for the football club.
In a response to an opinion piece on OVF, owner Norman Smurthwaite has given an update on ground developments.
In a response to an opinion piece on OVF, owner Norman Smurthwaite has replied to some of the questions raised.
Rob Fielding says that one conclusion that many fans will draw from the Q&A meeting with Norman Smurthwaite on Thursday is that the club’s finances just don’t seem to add up.
During a highly charged Q&A session with supporters, owner Norman Smurthwaite claimed that Port Vale was losing up to £160,000 per month and would need £820,000 to stay afloat until the start of next season.
Former manager Micky Adams has urged owner Norman Smurthwaite to sell the football club.
Columnist Malcolm Hirst says that the club’s Football League future could be in serious doubt and that one person will be to blame if it does go down…
The Port Vale Supporters Club have announced that Port Vale owner Norman Smurthwaite will attend a fans forum in March.
Rob Fielding says the club need to either produce a long-term, coherent vision or sell to new owners who can deliver that vision.
Columnist Malcolm Hirst says that the Hugill money should be split between investment in the squad and paying off directors’ loans.
Columnist Malcolm Hirst says that following the appointment of Neil Aspin and John Rudge Port Vale now need to build for the future.
Former Port Vale manager Michael Brown has spoken to the BBC following his exit from the club.
In the summer, owner Norman Smurthwaite indicated he would be taking a backseat and leave CEO Colin Garlick and chairman Tony Fradley in charge of running the club. That decision now appears to have been reversed.