I’ll be there… no matter who is in charge

Well it seems our season will be going into extra time after all.
Sadly, I’m talking about off-the-field shenanigans rather than the play-offs.
Last week’s 7-2 drubbing of Morecambe cannot be viewed as anything other than a glimpse of what might have been.
There is no satisfaction to be gleaned from thrashing a team the week after you limply surrender any chance of promotion.
Against Morecambe there was no pressure whatsoever and suddenly we found our shooting boots.
That tells me a great deal about the character of this bunch of players because they couldn’t do it when it mattered.
All of which, barring an avalanche of goals in several games tomorrow, will leave a team that was second top at Christmas outside the play-offs zone.
The forthcoming EGM will be a pivotal moment in the club’s history and I’m only disappointed that it has been arranged at such an inconvenient time.
I am one of the lucky ones who will be able to attend. But there will be many more who have to travel some distance or who are unable to attend a daytime meeting and thus will have to rely on proxy votes.
The EGM should have been called for an evening and certainly not on a week when the kids are off school.
Try as I might I just can’t read the runes and predict what will happen with regard to the current board and whether or not they will be able to retain power.
However, they cannot in all good conscience ignore the 1,000 or so people who took part in last week’s march. After all, they can’t all be crackpots, troublemakers and people with an axe to grind.
At present we are managerless at a time when we should have the pre-season already planned and should be looking to strengthen the squad.
We are also facing a very lean summer as many fans have pledged not to renew their season tickets while the current board remains in charge.
How damaging the Starve ’Em Out campaign will actually be remains to be seen and it is pointless hypothesising at this stage as much will change in the coming weeks.
I suspect the appointment of a new manager with a decent pedigree would tempt some fans to renew their season tickets.
Others will get to the end of July and not want to miss out on seeing their team play at home every other Saturday.
I’ll be there because Port Vale remains my club – irrespective of who is in charge.


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