Vale fans reaction: superb second-half but anger at “consistently” fouling Gills

Vale fans reaction: superb second-half but anger at “consistently” fouling Gills

Here’s a selection of Port Vale views from our dedicated matchday thread…


Vale put on a second-half show

“Amazing second half, best I’ve seen in a very long time! I actually thought Cicila was great today. He changed the game and actually looked a very decent player…”

valiant_593

“Second-half I don’t know how their goal remained intact, so many times we had clearances off the line, hit the post and their goalie made three or four world class saves…”

onestepatatime

“The second half was really enjoyable ,every player giving it there all and more, two well taken goals, great saves, goal line clearances, superb substitutions which completely changed the game, it was wave after wave of Vale peppering their goal…”

Vale fan in Alsager

“That last 20 mins was awesome…”

Beza

“Cracking second-half which, I have to admit, I didn’t see coming at the end of the 1st half. That’s not to say we were bad, we played some neat stuff at times. Second half we really stepped it up and their goal lead a charmed life…”

Biddulph_PV

“Our second-half display was superb for the full 45 minutes. We played with width, desire and a tempo that we hadn’t had in the first half…”

TheSage

“A tremendous second half performance but why can’t we start like that?”

Little Al


Player positives

“Defence is excellent those two centre backs both brilliant, Knops is also an extremely solid player at this level. Thought Thomas was outstanding all game as was grant. Jones is just brilliant in front of goal…”

valiant_593

“Smith was very good saved a certain goal for them at 1-0. My man of the Match was Grant his second-half display was phenomenal…”

Vale fan in Alsager

“Smith is Premier League bound in my eyes,this lad has all the attributes of Glover,Walsh (when Walsh was fit) the hunger and desire to win a header in both boxes like Swan. Thomas caused loads of problems for the Gills defence from the first minute when they reverted to kicking chunks out of him…”

Beza

“Thomas was superb today, Jones a natural goal scorer, the back four immense, Cicilia looking good and Grant simply sublime…”

Class personified

“Smith and Streete were both excellent. How does Smith win so many high balls? Grant was excellent (overall), and Jones played well in the second half when he was more central…”

TheSage

“I know Nathan Smith is getting a lot of headlines at the moment and rightly so, but Remie Streete has been a rock beside him and deserves just as much praise…”

Jacko51

“I thought Nathan Smith and Remie Streete were equally the men of the match, strong and steady at the back and threatening up front…”

mbycars


Rough house tactics?

“A special mention to the referee whose first-half performance went beyond incompetent. Totally oblivious to their rugby-style tackling first half and I counted three ‘last warnings’ for their No 6 which inevitably lead to his substitution at half time when he should have been already off…”

Biddulph_PV

“They tried to take chunks out of him [Thomas] every time he had the ball…”

onestepatatime

“Gillingham… consistently fouled us without the ref doing enough about it…”

Rudge’s Flat Cap

“I saw Gillingham allowed to get away with systematic fouling to break up play and stop individual players and particularly Jerome Thomas. They were trying to injure him…”

Warren

“I’ve just seen a picture of Thomas’s leg after the match. What a mess! Gashed and bruised. When are decent players who have skill and speed going to be protected from persistent foul play? Today’s referee should hang his head in shame…”

Rudgiesflatcap

“They were fortunate that they didn’t have anyone red carded – and possibly two. A stronger ref would have sent off one of them before half-time…”

TheSage

“[Justin] Endinburgh is typical of his kind – Evans et al – who come out and make pathetic excuses for a cynical approach and it is never their fault it is always the fault of someone else…”

Bert Llewellyn

“I thought the referee was naive and failed to spot that Gillingham were targeting Thomas from the kick off, and would have a go (foul, kick) at anyone who appeared to be a threat…”

Little Al

“Gills are a horrible dirty side who just wanted to kick lumps out of us…”

Guppy4England


Final word…

“‘Appy all over, baby… I’m ‘appy all over!”

onestepatatime


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