Vale for sale 2015
OVF editor Rob Fielding believes it would be a huge risk to sell the football club and not the Vale Park stadium.
Norman Smurthwaite has told BBC Radio Stoke that he has entered an exclusivity deal with a potential purchaser of the club.
Rob Fielding outlines his own personal wishlist of items that should be high on the agenda of any future Port Vale owner.
BBC Radio Stoke reports that Port Vale owner Norman Smurthwaite says a sale of the club could be completed by as early as February.
The Sentinel claims that an American consortium is among three “serious” contenders to purchase the club.
Port Vale owner Norman Smurthwaite has told the Sentinel that he is in talks with four potential buyers of the club.
The official Port Vale Supporters Club claim that a North East based businessman has expressed an interest in buying the club.
Influential football blog Two Hundred Percent has written a stinging editorial about recent events at Vale Park.
Leading football anti-racism organisation Kick It Out say that recent comments by Norman Smurthwaite were “outrageous” and a “sad day” for Port Vale.
In a wide-ranging statement on the official Port Vale website, Norman Smurthwaite has apologised for any offence caused by his comments on racism and violence and withdrawn from social media.
Port Vale Supporters Club will be holding a committee meeting to decide on the “best course of action” after describing themselves as “very disappointed” with recent events.
Chairman Norman Smurthwaite says players need to convince fans and show that they are “punching above their weight.”
Norman Smurthwaite says that he would be expecting around £4m for Port Vale FC but he would be prepared to sell the club for a smaller amount and renting the Vale Park stadium to the new owners.
After a 72 hour period of incredible drama, OVF editor Rob Fielding believes most fans will want an end to the soap opera.
Port Vale owner Norman Smurthwaite says his comments to a group on a supporters coach were misinterpreted and he is not poised to sack manager Rob Page.