We’ve hand-picked a selection of opinion pieces from OVF editor Rob Fielding plus a poem and memoir from OVF favourite Barry Edge.
All Vale fans know this already… but Rob Fielding ponders another crucial week for Port Vale FC. And Fielding repeats his appeal for the club’s administrators to help calm anxious fans and keep them updated as events unfold.
Rob Fielding says that while he appreciates the Supporters Club’s call not to “panic” he still feels that eight weeks without an official club statement on the prospect of leaving administration is not acceptable.
OVF founder Rob Fielding says that following the recent comments from the Football League, he thinks “it’s high time the administrators justified their large fees and issued a statement”…
OVF founder Rob Fielding responds to recent criticism of online forums from Port Vale manager Micky Adams. Fielding says Adams not only got his facts wrong, but he is asking the impossible in demanding rumours to stop.
OVF founder Rob Fielding says he’s “staggered” by some recent supporters’ comments about top scorer Marc Richards and says “keeping the services of a proven goalscorer should be the manager’s top summer priority.”
In his latest blog posting, OVF founder Rob Fielding says he hopes that the club’s preferred bidder, Keith Ryder, will make off-pitch finances a priority. Rob argues that increased financial income will benefit both the local community and Micky Adams’s transfer budget, to boot…
In his latest opinion piece, OVF founder Rob Fielding says that he feels that the players and managers need a reality check after their recent comments criticising the club’s administrators. Rob adds that although it’s harsh, his first priority is the survival of his football club, not the sensitivities of players and coaching staff.
In his latest “One Vale View” column, Rob Fielding writes that an OVF poll showing over 95% of fans have no faith in the current board is a “damning assessment of the current board. Fielding argues that “it looks like another huge wedge has been driven between the board and fans” and that “the board […]
In his latest “One Vale View” column, Rob Fielding comments on Gary Roberts’ suspension and hopes that with help, the midfielder can conquer his demons and give himself a better life both on and off the pitch. Rob doesn’t expect everyone to agree with him and reminds OVF viewers that these are his own, personal […]
In his latest “One Vale View” column, Rob Fielding looks at the latest official statement by the club, which contains Port Vale’s response to the allegations by Nantwich Town. Town have accused Vale of cancelling a pre-season friendly and not paying a bill for their use of the club’s training facilities.
In his latest “One Vale View” column, Rob Fielding says it is a damning indictment of the board that the completion of the vital revenue-generating Robbie Williams restaurant suite is now more than four years late. In this column, Rob explains how an influential football reports backs up his view that off-field development is vital […]
In Rob Fielding’s latest opinion piece “One Vale View” the OVF founder responds to recent comments from Chairman Bill Bratt about Tricell in the Sentinel newspaper.
Board’s proposal crudely contradicts a democratic vote by shareholders argues Rob Fielding. Pecksniffian is an unusual word I like to occasionally use. It comes from Dickens’ novel Martin Chuzzlewit and relates to the character Sam Pecksniff. Based on the character’s traits, it is used to describe those who claim to be acting with the moral […]