30 Apr 2013
Cheap shirts deal for Pompey fans
Portsmouth fans and staff have signed a £10,000 deal with new replica kit partner Sondico. The cheque – which will be used to purchase 10 community shares – was the first instalment of revenue from the ‘In Pompey We Trust’ commemorative t-shirt
16 Dec 2012
Vale Park home for Sky Blues?
Port Vale's ground is the latest alternative home to emerge for Coventry City should they leave the Ricoh Arena. Vale Park is 70 miles from Coventry, although accessible via the M6. Vale chief executive Norman Smurthwaite was born
21 Nov 2012
Port Vale out of administration
Port Vale have exited administration after the £1.25m takeover by Paul Wildes and his business partner was completed. The historic club entered administration in March with debts of £2.69m and required help from Stoke City Council to
16 Oct 2012
Sleeping giant or dysfunctional club?
Port Vale fans deserve some luck and they may have got it in the shape of Alchemy Investment Group, named today as the preferred bidder to take the Burslem club out of adminstration
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30 Sep 2012
Port Vale sale in October?
The administrator of Port Vale, Bob Young of Begbies Traynor, is hopeful that a deal that can take the club out of administration will be agreed in October. Three contenders have emerged to buy the club with others in the wings.
05 Apr 2012
Surprise purchaser of Port Vale
Lancashire businessman Keith Ryder has been named as the surprise preferred choice to take Port Vale out of administration.
Ryder, who has worked in the financial services and property development industries
30 Mar 2012
At least three bidders for Vale
Three bids have already been made for Port Vale FC and more might well come in. At present neither former director Mo Chaudry or local firm International Piping Products have made a bid.
Joint administrator Bob Young told fans at an
14 Mar 2012
Significant interest in Port Vale
There has been significant interest in taking Port Vale out of administration. Staffordshire-based firm International Piping Products have confirmed that they have had initial talks with administrators Begbies Taylor. Local
07 Mar 2012
Port Vale to enter administration
As anticipated Port Vale are to enter administration following a court application by Stoke-on-Trent City Council. The club has an outstanding loan with the council and have not kept up with repayments. There are also other creditors
01 Mar 2012
Winding up petition at Port Vale
Port Vale have been served with a winding up petition by Revenue and Customs over an unpaid tax bill. The club failed to pay players' wages for February.
Vale last went into administration in 2002. In 2008 singer Robbie Williams