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  1. #21
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    Quote Originally Posted by StagManStan View Post
    We've got infrastructure; our own ground and a brand new training facility. We also have a planning application for a hotel and a new stand waiting to be submitted. We also have good business leaders in the club who drive revenue from several streams that keeps our club going. We also have a growing fan base and a philosophy of continued improvement.

    I have watched this board for a while without commenting andI hope it gets sorted for you, but you are miles off being as stable as we are.
    'kin hell StagManStan, talk about stating the obvious!!

    We are well and truly fcuked.

    You on the other hand have another chance at promotion this season, under a currently stable owner and a competent setup. Whereas we have an outgoing nut-job / egomaniac, with the promise of the scum of the earth e.g Smurthwaite and the convicted criminal Alex May, sniffing around for the main chance, if or when the mysterious Danish consortium don't make it and we go into administration.

    Bit of a no-brainer for which club is in the better position, wouldn't you say?


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    Quote Originally Posted by pravda_plc View Post
    'kin hell StagManStan, talk about stating the obvious!!

    We are well and truly fcuked.

    You on the other hand have another chance at promotion this season, under a currently stable owner and a competent setup. Whereas we have an outgoing nut-job / egomaniac, with the promise of the scum of the earth e.g Smurthwaite and the convicted criminal Alex May, sniffing around for the main chance, if or when the mysterious Danish consortium don't make it and we go into administration.

    Bit of a no-brainer for which club is in the better position, wouldn't you say?

    Exactly. Pretty much any fan of any club could say "you are miles off being as stable as we are", because at the moment we are about as unstable as it gets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elite_Pie View Post
    Exactly. Pretty much any fan of any club could say "you are miles off being as stable as we are", because at the moment we are about as unstable as it gets.
    It's even open to debate whether someone as dire as Smurthwaite would be a bad move.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elite_Pie View Post
    Exactly. Pretty much any fan of any club could say "you are miles off being as stable as we are", because at the moment we are about as unstable as it gets.
    Its really hitting home now how bad things have got.....we wish we were mansfield

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    Quote Originally Posted by bridpie78 View Post
    Its really hitting home now how bad things have got.....we wish we were mansfield
    As long as we don't have to live there. Or even go there.

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    I really donít think Leigh Curtis has any more of a clue what is going on than the rest of us but I suppose he has to tell us something because he has a job to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elite_Pie View Post
    It's even open to debate whether someone as dire as Smurthwaite would be a bad move.
    Smurf exists, has run a club of our size for a few years and may be wiser for the experience. I'd take the devil I know over two of our three options . The Danes may be great , might not be but administration and liquidation are awful options and Smurf would at least drag us through this season and probably leave us in better shape for next.

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    Quote Originally Posted by optipez View Post
    Smurf exists, has run a club of our size for a few years and may be wiser for the experience. I'd take the devil I know over two of our three options . The Danes may be great , might not be but administration and liquidation are awful options and Smurf would at least drag us through this season and probably leave us in better shape for next.
    As a Valiant who has just been through his reign Iím pretty stunned by the hope some County fans are putting on Smurf.

    He took us out of administration as we flew through a promotion then made error after error after error eventually almost losing us our league status, devastating our fan base and rotting out our club.

    Luckily we had the owners of the successful business next door that desperate to save the club they love that they threw loads of money to get him gone (rumours around £4-5 million)

    You only have to look at the revolution this summer with the atmosphere amongst fans, little things theyíve done to make us seem and feel professional again.

    I love the Vale but myself along with much of the fan base was driven to constant worry about the future, the threat of genuinely losing the club we love and well have a read of our supporters club campaign which tells a lot of the story...

    https://www.valeforsale.co.uk/the-norman-mysteries.php

    As a club very similar to ours in size, even down to hating a cross city rival in red and white and trying to make a go of it against the adversity of being the smaller relative in a small two club city I hope you get sorted and return to the EFL with a decent owner. We had a very lucky escape... fingers crossed this time next year you have the positive feeling we are now about our future after years of darkness and despair.

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    I read loads of Vale fans despairing posts last season on the message boards and I have no doubt Smurthwaite isn't great, indeed was really poor for you but we're in a mightily deep hole where liquidation looks quite likely.
    Smurf always payed everyone and sold a functioning club on, that would be real progress right now and I'd snap your hand off for that kind of certainty and a guarantee of starting the season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by optipez View Post
    I read loads of Vale fans despairing posts last season on the message boards and I have no doubt Smurthwaite isn't great, indeed was really poor for you but we're in a mightily deep hole where liquidation looks quite likely.
    Smurf always payed everyone and sold a functioning club on, that would be real progress right now and I'd snap your hand off for that kind of certainty and a guarantee of starting the season.
    You should read the link that the vale fan posted,

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    Quote Originally Posted by bridpie78 View Post
    Its really hitting home now how bad things have got.....we wish we were mansfield
    No we don't. I don't wish we were any other club. I just want us to a) exist, and b) have a chance to long term stability on and off the field.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pravda_plc View Post
    'kin hell StagManStan, talk about stating the obvious!!

    We are well and truly fcuked.

    You on the other hand have another chance at promotion this season, under a currently stable owner and a competent setup. Whereas we have an outgoing nut-job / egomaniac, with the promise of the scum of the earth e.g Smurthwaite and the convicted criminal Alex May, sniffing around for the main chance, if or when the mysterious Danish consortium don't make it and we go into administration.

    Bit of a no-brainer for which club is in the better position, wouldn't you say?

    I think he was replying to a previous post saying people, including stags fans, aren't ecstatic about the Radford's leadership, which was clearly a bizarre thing to say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slack_pie View Post
    I think he was replying to a previous post saying people, including stags fans, aren't ecstatic about the Radford's leadership, which was clearly a bizarre thing to say.
    Iím sure I read somewhere, I thought it was on here, that the Mansfield fans were blaming the Radfords for missing out on promotion last season. Seems I dreamt it, or something, sorry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LaxtonLad View Post
    I’m sure I read somewhere, I thought it was on here, that the Mansfield fans were blaming the Radfords for missing out on promotion last season. Seems I dreamt it, or something, sorry.
    Maybe they were. Can't remember. Generally though, I think they are pretty happy with their owners.
    Last edited by slack_pie; 13-07-2019 at 07:20 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Valefan16 View Post
    He took us out of administration as we flew through a promotion then made error after error after error eventually almost losing us our league status.
    As bad as that sounds, it's still better than what happened to us.

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    I've contributed on the OneValeFan messageboard many times over the years, (different username of course). I can say that Smurthwaite is almost 100% detested by their fanbase for his chronic mismanagement of the club, in every respect, over a long period of time.

    Going into administration would mean a points deduction which I believe would give us very little chance of avoiding relegation to National North i.e. tier 6. For those who think the rag, tag and bobtail remnants of last years all-losing squad will finish "mid to lower table" think again. Our current squad is not fit for purpose. Our pre-season preparation was appalling last year and is pretty much non-existant this year. The National League is not a kind environment for crisis clubs like NCFC as we shall soon experience first hand - that is of course assuming we are in existence after Hardy has finally left the building.

    Going into administration will then bring in the parasitic shysters, like Smurthwaite and the convicted criminal May. These men should never pass the fit and proper persons test and should have no place in football club ownership again.

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