Clucking bell. Again. Remember that “£8m” investment deal between Port Vale and American synthetic pitch manufacturers Blue Sky International (BS). You do? Well, apparently that puts you one-up on Hank Julicher – who just happens to be BS’s Chief Executive, so really ought to remember, if the deal ever existed in the first place. This week’s Port Vale scandal threatened to be the revelation that chief executive Perry Deakin and chairman Peter Miller had voted for each other in their respective elections to the Vale board, despite not having paid for the shares which carried those voting rights. But this appears to have become a footnote in this chapter of Vale’s history in world record time. The BS investment deal (and never have those initials been more apt) wholly underpinned Vale’s new era. Julicher’s announcement that the deal is dead, and has been for “some time” has, surely, wholly undermined that era. Read More Port Vale: Blue Skies Or Grey Clouds Ahead?