Tom from the @unofficialvaleTwitter account says that while results have been hard to take, Vale must take advantage of their games in hand…
“Port Vale’s top goalscorer comes off the bench to score against Port Vale” – This tweet from a Bradford fan summed up our luck for me.
Vale played with energy and positivity for one of the first times since Michael Brown took charge…
There were positives and negatives to be taken from the Bradford game. A wonderful tribute to Jake Dean was observed by both sets of fans. Danny Pugh and Chris Eagles had outstanding games for Port Vale and although Callum Guy looked dodgy at right-back for the first 10 minutes, overall it was a brilliant decision to put him there.
Vale played with energy and positivity for one of the first times since Michael Brown took charge but unfortunately the attack was very lacklustre. Anton Forrester had the better game of the two strikers and while JJ’s goal was a great lift it was a very clumsy finish.
Bradford was a tough challenge and for the most part we matched and even bettered them at times, but Lady Luck and Alex Jones came back to haunt us. However, I feel if we play like we did on Saturday we will win more games than we lose.
Ultimately survival is still in our hands thanks to the two games in hand we have over the teams around us. Every game is huge between now and the end of the season.
Looking forward, we have Rochdale next and they are without a win in seven league games, just one less than Vale. I see it as being a fantastic opportunity to get three points away from home especially with Rochdale’s first choice left-back and central midfielder suspended. With tickets being just £1 for all and the game being relatively local, we need to take a black and white army to Spotland.
Come on the Vale. Keep the faith!
You can follow Tom’s views through the @unofficialvale Twitter account