Hugely controversial former Port Vale CEO Perry Deakin is working as a “consultant” for Bury FC according to a statement by the club. The statement from Bury FC says “the board would like to make it very clear that Mr Perry Deakin is not a shareholder or director but has been contracted as a commercial […]
Starve ‘Em Out
We welcome a new blogger to OVF with Malcolm Hirst kindly agreeing to provide us with his Port Vale thoughts and observations. In his first column, Malcolm reflects on his decision to try and bring about change and the challenge of taking on the Port Vale board.
Mike Lloyd has become the first Port Vale board member to talk to the press following the news that the club is set for administration. In an interview with BBC Radio Stoke’s John Acres, Lloyd says he is “desperately sorry about the club’s financial position” but unsurprisingly adds that “I don’t think the current situation […]
Opponents Accrington Stanley FC have told OVF that there will be pay-on-the-day turnstiles available for Port Vale supporters on Saturday and that the club have also asked the Port Vale board of directors to stay away from the ground. Accrington host Vale on Saturday and a bumper away gate is expected as Valiants fans show […]
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.
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.”
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 […]
In his latest column, OVF founder Rob Fielding comments that “supporters seeking change should be wary of the boardroom silence.” To find out why he is urging caution, read the rest of his latest “One Vale View” column.
OVF founder Rob Fielding says in his latest column, that while he’s delighted at the Sentinel’s investigations into Port Vale FC, the local radio station is lagging behind. According to Rob, Radio Stoke is “an organisation which is meant to provide value for its licence payers, but which seemingly cannot or will not ask the […]
In his latest “One Vale View” column, Rob Fielding reacts to the statements from Black and Gold and North London Valiants who have called an end to their protests. Rob says he “applauds the efforts of both groups” and their bravery in taking a stand against an unpopular board of directors.
In his latest “One Vale View” column, Rob Fielding says the board’s cut-price ticket offer and offers to talk to fans shows that SEO is working and the board are desperate for the campaign to stop. I am not surprised by Perry Deakin’s decision to offer cut-price tickets to the Crawley game. The CEO has […]
In Rob Fielding’s latest “One Vale View” column, he applauds one Vale fan’s brave decision to give up his season ticket, despite his sixty five years of support of the Valiants. It just so happens, that the Vale fan in question is his father and the man to whom the OVF website is dedicated…
Port Vale columnist Martin Tideswell says that the “men responsible for the current financial meltdown batten down the hatches and show utter contempt for the will of the people they are supposed to serve” and it is “little more than a cynical attempt by the Chief Executive and his fellow directors to paint Vale fans […]