13th September 2021 is the tenth anniversary of the infamous “Blue Sky” investment into the football club. We remember those controversial events…
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About Peter Miller
When Peter Miller was ousted as chairman by fellow board members at the end of 2011 he had presided over one of the most controversial spells in the club’s history.
Miller and fellow board members Glenn Oliver, Perry Deakin and Mike Lloyd led the football club into administration after a number of controversial decisions notably Deakin and Miller’s ascent to the board despite not paying for their shares (the so-called “nil-paid shares” affair), failed financial link-ups with two US companies Ameriturf and Blue Sky International, a secret remortgaging of Vale Park which broke the terms of the club’s loan agreement with Stoke-on-Trent council and being sued by former club sponsors Harlequin Properties.
On 9th March 2012, the club entered administration for the second tie in its history after HMRC issued a winding-up petition.
To date, Deakin and Miller have failed to pay for any of the shares they “purchased” in Port Vale football club.
The media in Trinidad and Tobago reports that a company with former Port Vale directors Perry Deakin and Peter Miller on its board is under investigation for “misrepresented” scholarship money.
The Inside World Football website claims that former Port Vale chairman Peter Miller was handed a $600,000 (Trinidad dollars) contract for a marketing role which is “yet to deliver a paying sponsor partner.”
In their latest update to shareholders, administrators of the former Port Vale regime, Begsbie Traynor, say they are approaching new solicitors to discuss action against Perry Deakin and Peter Miller.
As the Sentinel reports that money may never be recovered from Peter Miller and Perry Deakin at least we can remind the online world what they did while at Vale Park…
Begbies-Traynor, formally the club’s administrators, have been appointed liquidators after the Valiant 2001 company was wound-up and have pledged to seek to obtain payment from former directors over the nil-paid shares controversy.
Radio Stoke’s Matt Sandoz claims that Port Vale’s administrators could be taking legal action against members of the club’s discredited former board over the “nil-paid” shares fiasco.
Port Vale CEO Perry Deakin has told the Sentinel that the board got “carried away” with the Blue Sky deal, that he “was never going to own” his £100,000 share allocation and that the exposure of the nil-paid shares fiasco was “awful.”
The Sentinel newspaper claims that former Chairman Peter Miller resigned over the weekend. The move leaves the board below the legal number required to operate the business and has prompted the remaining directors to hold an emergency meeting with the Supporters Club, who are seeking to remove them.
Local media BBC Radio Stoke and the Sentinel newspaper are reporting that former Chairman Peter Miller has resigned from the Port Vale board. Miller has been a hugely unpopular figure at Vale Park since he secured his directorship on nil-paid shares and promises of investment from Blue Sky.
Port Vale sued by shirt sponsors: club 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.
The Chairman of the Port Vale Supporters Club has hit out at the board’s plans to allow owners of nil-paid shares to vote in shareholder meetings. Chairman Pete Williams told the Sentinel newspaper: “I don’t feel that morally the club should use them. This would just create more bad feeling between the board and the […]
Director Mike Lloyd has controversially claimed that Peter Miller and Perry Deakin can use their nil-paid shares to vote at next month’s extraordinary general meeting. Miller and Deakin claimed that they had bought blocks of shares in the club worth £250,000 and £100,000 respectively when they sought election to the club’s board, but it later […]
The Sentinel newspaper reports that the discredited Port Vale FC board have failed to make January’s scheduled payment on the club’s £2.5m loan from Stoke-on-Trent city council. The club missed a deadline of January 31st to make the payment of just under £20,000, while December’s payment was met on the 30th January, almost a month […]