I guess we have to accept that some Port Vale fans will never be happy.
It wasn’t so long ago that the vast majority of supporters were united behind the common goal of removing the parasitic board of directors.
Now they’ve gone and the club is in administration I would have thought that everyone would realise there is still a need for us all to be pulling in the same direction.
However, there is unquestionably a minority of fans for whom moaning and whining has become a way of life.
You see, I found Wednesday night’s fans’ forum with the administrators quite useful.
We were back at Vale Park where supporters should be meeting and having an open discussion about the future of our club. Lest we forget, we simply couldn’t have done this six weeks ago.
We found out bits ‘n bobs of information we didn’t know before – although surely no-one in their right mind thought the three mystery bidders would be unveiled.
However, those with an agenda other than simply putting Port Vale first were out in force.
Those pushing for Mo Chaudry to be the next owner of Port Vale seem appalled that any other bids are even being considered.
Some can’t understand why other potential bidders would want their identities to remain a secret.
I can. It’s common sense.
Unless they feel you have something to gain by revealing their name then why on earth would any individual or company out themselves at this stage?
Unless they are named as the preferred bidder there’s simply nothing in it for them – apart from aggravation and vilification by a small minority for whom it seems to be ‘Mo at any cost’.
I am not for or against any bid. Ultimately it’s not a decision for ordinary fans like me and we will have to back whoever comes in.
What’s more, if you’re a Vale supporter who has lambasted the previous regime for ignoring offers to buy the club you can’t now start castigating the administrators for considering all legitimate offers.
There was also anger at the fans’ forum over the £1 increase on match day admissions.
Let’s be honest and say that £22.50 is an awful lot of money to pay to watch League Two football. Truth be told, what is served up sometimes is worth a tenner at most.
However, the commercial reality is that Port Vale is a business struggling to balance its books – particularly with such poor crowds at present – and if a new owner thinks admission prices are too steep then they can always be changed.
Right now Port Vale needs every fan to stop moaning, set aside personal agendas and get behind the team and the club as a whole.
We’re not safe yet and, at this stage, surely nothing else matters.
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