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Port Vale: Norman’s Conquest

Port Vale: Norman’s Conquest

After Port Vale’s FA Cup third round replay triumph over Plymouth Argyle, Mark Murphy thought it would be opportune to revisit the two clubs’ financial fortunes since they emerged from administration and ownership crises. And what a tangled web they both have woven....

A Warning Message To Bury FC From Port Vale

The last few years have been difficult ones for the clubs that live on the periphery of the city of Manchester and in the shadow of the two giant clubs that dominate its football culture. Stockport County have dropped from the second tier of English football to the...

Port Vales Latest Bidder Shows His Hand

The emergence of Altrincham-based businessman Paul Wildes and his Leicestershire business associate Norman Smurthwaite as the latest “preferred” bidder(s) for Port Vale triggered a wave of hope across Burslem. Some of it was live on telly too, as Vale gave Oxford...

Port Vale: Reserving The Right To Criticise

The benefits of hindsight are many. And reviewing the fretful close season that Port Vale fans have just endured, I am glad that I “knew the result” of the negotiations on Lancashire businessman Keith Ryder’s putative club takeover. Otherwise I would have feared for...