Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Port Vale are poor

Port Vale have announced that they are unable to pay their players this week, adding to growing concerns that they are almost definitely going into administration now-ish.

The financially doomed League Two side told their players after their 1-1 draw against Crewe on Tuesday that they wouldn't be getting paid anytime soon, which is a really good way to get them motivated and push for that play-off spot they need.  If they manage to get through the rest of this season they can always buy players in the summer and make a push for League One... oh snap!  There's no money, son.  And also the club is banned from signing any players.  Defender Gareth Owen said:
"We had no idea at all [that we would not be paid] which is the most frustrating aspect for the lads and has made them very angry.
"I've been speaking to the PFA [Professional Footballers' Association] to see what they can do but that will take time. So we'll have to survive for the next couple of months without any income at all."
I think it's time for this team to start thinking outside the box and come up with some innovative ways to raise money.  Like making a porno or tax fraud.  I'm full of ideas.