Posts Tagged "Port Vale"

Port Vale And The Battle For Burslem

By on Mar 17, 2011 in English League Football, Finance, Latest | 3 comments

The mornings get warmer and the evenings get longer, but still the main protagonists in Port Vale’s takeover battle argue over how many angels you can fit on the head of a pin. The deadlock is straightforward. Successful local businessman Mo Chaudry wants control. The current board don’t want any individual to have control and especially one, it seems, Chaudry. And...

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Port Vale And Plymouth Argyle: Money Men Updates

By on Feb 12, 2011 in Finance, Latest | 13 comments

For what seems like longer than the three months for which it has actually been happening, fans of Port Vale have been bombarded with promises of multi-million pound investment by ironically-labelled ‘secret millionaire’ Mo Chaudry. His interest in football has been intermittent. He claims to have rediscovered his love for the game in recent years, after falling out...

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2010: A Football Financial Review

By on Jan 1, 2011 in Finance, Latest | 4 comments

You could frame it. If you wanted a short, pithy representation of all that has been wrong with football finance in 2010, you could do no better than quote a Plymouth Argyle fan known as “Sensible Surfer” on the BBC Football website over the Christmas period. “Ridsdale set to take control… good news,” he/she said, a phrase which would sit nicely as an explanation of...

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Time To Change The Guard At Port Vale?

By on Dec 19, 2010 in English League Football, Latest | 24 comments

Sheffield Wednesday supporters will recognise the plot. Against a backdrop of declining fortunes for Port Vale’s team, including getting out of a division of the Football League at the wrong end, their directors said they were embarking on a search for “investment” to stem financial losses, reverse on-field trends and get the club back to its rightful place in...

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Micky Adams – Old School Manager

By on Oct 1, 2009 in English League Football, Latest | 2 comments

There was something pleasingly “old school” about Port Vale manager Micky Adams’ decision to place his entire first team squad – twenty-six players – on the transfer list last weekend. Vale have had a disappointing start to the season and have slid down the League Two table to just above the relegation places and after last...

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