Posts Tagged "Port Vale"

The Culture Of Mistrust At Port Vale

By on Sep 23, 2011 in English League Football, Latest | 1 comment

This weekend, Port Vale’s board are due to publish answers to 141(141!) questions from fans about a proposed multi-million pound investment by American ‘sports construction’ firm ‘Blue Sky International.’ A full Vale article on this site will follow that publication. But there was a Vale vignette this week, demonstrating the mistrust which pervades the club and...

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Port Vale: A Light At The End Of The Tunnel?

By on Jul 2, 2011 in English League Football, Finance, Latest | 4 comments

Next up in our brief series on summer take-overs, Mark Murphy has an update from Port Vale. Port Vale have a functioning, constitutionally sound, a recently-elected board of directors, a six-figure investment deal (seven-figure, if you include various forms of sponsorship) on the table and a recently-appointed manager who masterminded a strong League Two promotion...

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Port Vale’s Harsh Lesson In Realpolitik

By on Jun 8, 2011 in English League Football, Latest | 2 comments

“Even if the voting is clear on June 1st, Port Vale’s future remains anything but”, was where we left Vale’s ownership soap opera last month. But the voting on June 1st – at an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) of Vale shareholders – was as clear as a very foggy day in Fogsville. And even FIFA’s Sepp Blatter, machinating...

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Football’s Values: Unethical, Dishonourable or Ill-Advised?

By on May 20, 2011 in English League Football, Latest | 8 comments

Currently appearing in the high court are an ex-Pompey director, past owner and recent manager on various charges of tax-evasion. Charged with fraud and unfair trading practices at  court an ex-Cardiff City director and Plymouth chairman, whilst at Wrexham a consortium containing a solicitor debarred on eighteen counts attempts a take over. That’s just so far this...

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A Continuing War Of Words At Port Vale

By on May 16, 2011 in English League Football, Finance, Latest | 5 comments

There’s  no close season in the financial trials and tribulations of modern English football, as Port Vale and Plymouth fans are discovering. June will see, if not the end, then the beginning of the end of the clubs’  respective takeover sagas. There will be new dawns, lessons learned and an outspoken determination not to let “things” happen this way again. And if...

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