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About Valiant 2001
Valiant 2001 was a group of Port Vale supporters who launched a bid to take over Port Vale FC when it went into administration in 2002.
The group took over as owners in 2003. They were responsible for appointing Micky Adams as manager and chairman Bill Bratt was awarded an MBE but the group was also mired in controversy after the disastrous appointment of Jim Gannon as manager and rejecting a takeover bids from Mo Chaudry and Mike Newton.
The relationship between Valiant 2001 and the fans had soured to the point that the EGM in 2011 saw the board narrowly survive a vote of no confidence.
At least 500 disillusioned Port Vale fans marched through Burslem before Vale’s match against Crawley Town on Saturday. Waving placards and calling for the resignations of the Port Vale board, supporters walked from St John’s Square along Moorland Road and Hamil Road to Vale Park. Chief inspector Dave Bird, who was match-day police commander at […]
Influential fans group North London Valiants have rejected the offer of a place on the Port Vale board calling the offer “disingenuous”.
In a stormy EGM, Port Vale shareholders have cast a vote of no confidence in the current board and voted out two directors.
Port Vale have announced a black and gold protest group to urge the Valiant 2001 board to sell the club. The campagin, similar to that of the Glaziers Out at Manchester United, has a black and gold scarf which symbolises fans’ disappointment with the controlling board as they look to stop investment coming in from local […]
A group of potential investors from the USA have criticised the Port Vale board. A spokesperson told the Sentinel newspaper: “The deal is completely dead because the directors don’t want to sell the club. “They’re quite happy enjoying the accolades of being chairman or directors, but do they want to sell the club or not? […]
Bill Bratt says that fan protests last weekend have made the Vale board “stronger” and determined to show the fans their worth. Talking to the Sentinel Bratt said: “Because we’re getting this aggravation, it is making the board stronger. “At the end of the day, we want to show the fans that we want to […]
Further supporter protests are planned ahead of the Accrington Stanley match as Vale fans continue to vent their fury at Dean Glover and the Vale board. The game against Luton was marked by two protests and details of the Accrington protest can be found on the OVF forum.
Mounting dissatisfaction with the manager and board members resulted in protests before and after Vale’s awful home defeat to Luton. A peaceful protest against the manager, the set-up of the current board took place before the game. Following Vale’s dreadful defeat, a number of supporters gathered outside the official entrance after the match to demand […]
A protest against the running of Port Vale FC, organised by concerned fans, through onevalefan.co.uk, took place at Vale Park on Saturday. The protest was against the appointment of current manager Dean Glover, the current board, seen by many to be split and dominated by two board members and by concerns of the direction the […]
Press reports have suggested that former Walsall Chairman Mike Lloyd could be joining the Port Vale board. The music and events promoter, Who used to run the “Mike Lloyd Music” chain of stores in the Staffordshire area has reportedly already invested in the club. Lloyd left the Walsall board three months ago and has attended […]
Port Vale have confirmed that popstar Robbie Williams has bought an unspecified stake in the football club. The announcement appeared on the club’s official website on Monday although there is no information on the amount invested. No one shareholder can own more than 25% of the shares available in the club so Williams’ stake is […]
Vale’s back-to-back home wins have been overshadowed by an article in the Staffordshire Sentinel newspaper that claims that controversial Director Charles Machin has not ruled out legal action against the Directors who approved the Peter Jackson bid.
“We now have a solid foundation on which to build for the future and achieve our aim in progressing Port Vale both on and off the field…”
The Staffordshire Sentinel reports in an exclusive that Vale investor Peter Jackson helped Valiant 2001 in their efforts to purchase the club after according to Jackson: “Charles Machin announced he wouldn’t sign guarantees for the deferred consideration of £250,000.”
Port Vale’s board of directors today voted to accept an investment from a consortium led by life-long supporter Peter Jackson.