Now every game is a cup final…

Now every game is a cup final…

Tom from the @unofficialvaleTwitter account says that while it’s been a tough few days, fans, players and staff have to work together to keep Vale up.

Things have gone from bad to worse in just a few days at Vale Park as we battle to stay in League One.

Things have gone from bad to worse in just a few days at Vale Park as we battle to stay in League One…

We are now in the bottom four (on goal difference) level on points with Bury and its hard to see where the next win is going to come from. Our next three games are Bradford (H), Rochdale (A) and Southend (A). I’d like to say we will get at least four points out of these games but with our injury and suspension issues it’s going to be tough.

So what are the key issues?

  • We now have one available centre-half, which means our defence for the next two games could be Gibbons, Purkiss, Smith and Kiko, The weakest this season.
  • Tyler Walker will more than likely miss the rest of the season with a knee injury and also we found out “Reggie” (Rigino Cicilia) is also “injured.” However, some sources suggest he and Michael Brown have had words about his future.

So with problems in defence and little attacking threat, are we going to leak goals and score very little?

Michael Brown has hinted at free agent signings. There are a few good names without a club who Brown has worked with in the past, so we could hopefully turn our fortunes around with new faces.

On the subject of Michael Brown, my Twitter accounr @unofficialvale ran a poll which saw 156 votes cast with 78% of those saying he was not the right man for the job. The fans have also agreed that Norman Smurthwaite, who has been unusually quiet, needs to break his silence on issues that the club currently faces, preferably by official channels.

It’s going to be another interesting week at Vale Park and another tough match on Saturday against Bradford. We need the players, fans and backroom staff at Port Vale to work together if we are to stay in the league and although it’s a cliche to say it, every game is a cup final.

You can follow Tom’s views through the @unofficialvale Twitter account

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