Vale and U's in cash pleas to fans

December 10, 2003
Struggling Nationwide League clubs Port Vale and Cambridge United are pleading with their supporters to help them stave off their respective financial troubles.

Vale chairman Bill Bratt fears the Division Two club could go to the wall if fans do not invest £200,000 by the end of December.

Bratt - who last year led a successful takeover of the club by supporters' consortium Valiant 2001 - insists the club's future is in doubt if they are forced to sell a majority shareholding.
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