Chesterfield 2-0 Port Vale reaction: an abject performance say Vale fans

Chesterfield 2-0 Port Vale reaction: an abject performance say Vale fans

A round-up of comments following Port Vale’s disappointing away defeat to Chesterfield on Saturday…

Players and coaching staff

“Yes we were all disappointed to lose a game, we get that. That is Chesterfield’s first win and they will have been disappointed with where they have been. We have both got new teams and are trying to get our right formations and systems. If we can add to that and get some of our injured boys back, hopefully we can get a settled team.”

Michael Brown


Views from the OVF forum

“Another abject performance against a poor Chesterfield side. For 20 minutes we played ok without ever really threatening a goal. After Chesterfield scored, heads just dropped and we were a shambles…”

Bucknall Rob

“Dreadful game between two poor sides. We looked OK for the first 20 minutes in terms of possession and had lots of corners and several set pieces but, other than Smith, looked unlikely to score… The midfield is shocking but I don’t know if it’s the personnel or the lack of any clear formation or tactics that is the problem. I suspect it’s a bit of both. We are desperate to replace Grant but we haven’t. As usual, we’ve gone for quantity of poor players over quality, just as we have with Anwicks numerous replacements…”

valiant steve

“The first goal was frightening as we simply had no midfield at all. Why was Turner playing on the wing? Pope won everything in the air but nobody around to feed off him. Enough said about Wilson. Impressed with Whitfield and thought Tonge on the ball was composed and is better than Pugh.”

Class personified

“I’m beginning to think we haven’t learned anything from last season. Again it appears we’ve gone for quantity rather than quality with our budget. Again we have no presence in the central midfield area, no one who can control a game or drive us forward.”


“Chesterfield have won only three of their last 22 league games. That’s how bad they are. Two of those three wins have been against the Vale. That’s how bad we are.”


You can have your views on the game on the forum thread here


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