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Port Vale Chairman Puts Club Up For Sale

Wed 9th Dec 2015 | Clubs Ownership

Port Vale Chairman, Norman Smurthwaite has expressed his intention to sell the club.

Confirming the news on BBC Radio Stoke, Smurthwaite said that he is putting the club up for sale after the side’s 2-0 defeat at Exeter had left him "humiliated, ashamed and embarrassed".

"Officially from today [Monday], the club is up for sale," he said.

Smurthwaite added: "I just feel I've let the club down because I've tried to do everything myself, which meant cutting costs to put every available penny onto the pitch. 

"Clearly that must be wrong because yesterday, if the players had put the same amount of effort into playing as I do to finding the way to pay them every month, we'd have knocked that club for six.

"Having three years of nurturing this, I'm not going to take the first guy that's got the cheque. They've got to tick a lot of boxes for me."

Image: Action Images / Jason Cairnduff

Posted by: Aaron Gourley

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