Bratt demands 'sea change' at Vale
The Valiants' woeful season has been well documented, with the club currently languishing in 19th place after harbouring high hopes at the start of the campaign of being in the promotion shake-up. If matters have been unsteady on the pitch, then they have been more than unstable off it, with a change of manager, financial concerns, protests from the club's supporters and a general sense of pessimism around Vale Park. Season ticket sales for 2009/10 have been slow to date, but with possible investment from Harlequin Property on the horizon, there could soon be reason for optimism in ST6. Bratt said in The Sentinel: "In my view, changes are essential, both on the board and on the field of play. Whether that be players and management, I think we need a sea change. Everyone knows how difficult it has been this year with a board of nine people." He added: "I apologise to the fans because we haven't achieved what we set out to. The club's facilities have improved, but you can't lose sight of the fact we are a football team and, more than anything else, should perform on the pitch. It is a massive relief to get the season over after the dismal campaign we have had."
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