Port Vale have announced their current board structure which includes a vice chair and a chief operating officer. The days of male-dominated boardrooms seems to be firmly in the past at Vale Park with four females present within the eight person board.
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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…
In his latest column, Rob Fielding says that “Monday night’s performance did much to quell any doubts about how Norman Smurthwaite will fare” and “the early signs are promising…”
Former chairman Paul Wildes said it was “very hard” to leave Vale Park but he thinks the club has a “fantastic” future ahead of it under sole owner Norman Smurthwaite.
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.”
Accrington Stanley stadium manager Mark Turner has phoned OVF to thank Port Vale fans for their good behaviour during Saturday’s 2-2 draw. Turner called to let OVF know that the Vale fans had been “well-behaved” and he was delighted that Accrington’s commemoration of their explulsion from the league had not been tarnished.
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.
A meeting of the Port Vale Supporters Club on Sunday saw the group launch a hardship fund to help Port Vale’s fight for survival. Chairman Pete Williams said: “The fund is to help the club with any running costs they may need, such as travel expenses, or for employees who need immediate financial assistance.
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.
In his latest column, OVF founder Rob Fielding says that fans should be reassured that the board simply cannot win when pitched against 97% of the fanbase. Rob adds that: “I want to try and emphasise to all supporters that united, we cannot lose…”
Former director Paul Humphreys urged fans to back the Supporters Club proposed interim board during a well attended meeting at Smallthorne Victory WMC. Humphreys is one of six candidates proposed as a replacement interim board. The Supporters Club hope the interim board will be voted in by shareholders at the forthcoming EGM.
The Supporters Club have issued a statement following Tuesday’s open meeting. Chairman Pete Williams also reassures all fans that: “irrespective of what happens in the coming weeks, the Supporters’ Club is committed to removing Messrs Lloyd, Deakin, Oliver and Miller.”