It has been confirmed this afternoon that 81-year old Bill Bell – the former Chairman of Port Vale FC – has died. He was chairman of the club between 1987 and 2002.
The Port Vale squad will be wearing black arm bands for the home fixture against Morecambe this Saturday, when the club will also be holding a minute’s applause.
Burton Albion 2 - 1 Torquay
Chesterfield 3 - 0 Northampton
Gillingham 1 - 2 Port Vale
Port Vale has signed Lee Hughes until the end of the season. He joins the club after leaving Notts County, and will play this Saturday against Gillingham.
He says he is excited to join a club steeped in football history, and is looking forward to helping them push for promotion.
Speaking to ITV Central earlier this year, Paul spoke of how excited he is about the club.
“I would like to thank the Port Vale supporters, once again, for their ongoing patience and support. It has been a long process but we are delighted to have finally taken over the Club and look forward to a long and successful association."
“As I have previously stated, our intention is to develop the club both on and off the field. On the pitch we’re continuing to support Micky and the squad as they push for promotion. Off the pitch we have made some key appointments to ensure the immediate and ongoing success of the Club."
Paul Wildes, CEO and Founder of the Alchemy Investment Group and Norman Smurthwaite have today finalised the takeover of Port Vale Football Club with administrators Begbies Traynor.
The deal, which follows full approval from the Football League is worth £1.25m and means that Port Vale will now come out of administration, eight months after entering it in March 2012.
Northampton 2- 0 Port Vale
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Port Vale FC administrators announced the club’s preferred bidder as Alchemy Investment Group today.
The group is fronted by Paul Wildes and his business associate Norman Smurthwaite.
In a press conference this afternoon, the new owners expressed their hopes that the club will make its way to the championship.
Manager Micky Adams was told that he will have money to strengthen the squad and scouting network if he needs it.
The deal is worth £1.25 million and could be approved by the Football League by end of October.
Port Vale Football Club are today expected to announce their preferred bidder.Read the full story ›
Port Vale's administrators are set to name Wirral-based businessman Paul Wildes as the new owner tomorrow.Read the full story ›