BBC Sport
BBC Home
Explore the BBC
| Help

Last Updated: Monday, 22 December, 2003, 16:29 GMT
Vale fans fail to buy club
Port Vale chairman Bill Bratt has confirmed supporters were unable to raise enough cash to buy the Second Division club by Sunday's deadline.

A board meeting on Monday could see the future of the club mapped out - but Bratt admitted the door "is always open" for Vale fans to have their say.

He said: "The fans have come forward with some cash - but it's not enough.

"The situation now is that there's an offer in the pipeline through Charles Machin that we'll be considering.

"The door is always open for the fans, though.

"We've always said it's preferable for the fans to own their own club, to keep it away from any one man who can do what he likes when he has over 50% control."

ALSO IN THIS SECTION Port Vale 2-4 Huddersfield
Bratt steps down as Vale chairman
Green to grasp Vale opportunity
Port Vale agree deals for quartet

E-mail services | Sport on mobiles/PDAs | Headlines for your site


Back to top

Sport Homepage | Football | Cricket | Rugby Union | Rugby League | Tennis | Golf | Motorsport | Boxing | Athletics | Snooker | Horse Racing | Cycling | Disability sport | Olympics 2012 | Sport Relief | Other sport...

BBC Sport Academy >> | BBC News >> | BBC Weather >>
About the BBC | News sources | Privacy & Cookies Policy | Contact us
banner watch listen bbc sport