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Do you have a wheelbarrow? – Port Vale needs you

Port Vale Football Club is on a mission to recruit volunteers who can help clear snow from its pitch in time for Saturday's game against Aldershot Town.

Head Groundsman Steve Speed, is hoping volunteers will step forward today and tomorrow with wheelbarrows and friends who can spare time to help rid the pitch of snow.

Anybody who may be able to spare some time is being asked to report to Main Reception or the Railway Stand and ask for Steve Speed, who despite his name, can't remove snow from the ground on his own.


Port Vale signs Lee Hughes

Lee Hughes Credit: Simon Cooper/PA Archive/Press Association Images

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.

Paul Wildes announced as new Port Vale owner

Paul Wildes, new Port Vale Football Club owner Credit: ITV Central

“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


Port Vale takeover complete

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.

Championship hopes for new owners

Port Vale FC Credit: Port Vale FC

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.

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