Port Vale chairman Norman Smurthwaite says that the club has banned the local newspaper, the Sentinel, after they failed to apologise for posting a “complete lie” on Facebook.
EXCLUSIVE: OVF’s Rob Fielding was contacted by Port Vale chairman Norman Smurthwaite who wanted to offer his version of claims by the Sentinel that the club banned the newspaper simply because it had the “temerity to ask the club (and chairman) about the delay in the arrival of limited edition third change shirts.”
This is an article that appeared in the October 29th edition of the Staffordshire Sentinel and is OVF’s response to a dispute between the newspaper and the club:
Chairman Paul Wildes says that midfielder Ryan Burge still has a future at Vale Park despite the 24 year-old facing internal disciplinary action. Burge was heavily criticised by manager Micky Adams for being late for a team meal and the midfielder got into even more hot water with a string of tweets apparently contradicting the […]
Administrator Bob Young has told the Sentinel that it is time for potential owner Keith Ryder to “put up or shut up” and that “I am treating what he says with a fair bit of scepticism.” Young’s remarks will only heighten fans’ fears that the Ryder deal is on the brink of collapse.
The Sentinel newspaper claims that Keith Ryder’s takeover of Port Vale FC moved another step closer after the potential owner and the city council reached agreement over the so-called “Vale Park covenant” According to the newspaper, the delay in Ryder’s takeover was due to a dispute over the wording of an agreement regarding what future commercial development […]