A round-up of comments ahead of Port Vale’s game against Crewe on Saturday…
Players and coaching staff
“It’s well known that these games mean a lot. You get local lads that are in it every day, it’s obvious that they want to be successful. It’s a local derby, there will be a little bit of extra atmosphere in the stadium and that makes for a fantastic occasion…”
“There are many factors that affect a game. The pitch size at Vale Park, if one or two have knocks or others are missing through injury. If it is raining or if the sun is out, they are all details that can affect a game. Previous results do not affect the outcome of a game. The two teams are very different now, with different managers and a lot of different players. It’s in the past…”
Crewe manager David Artell
Views from the OVF forum
“With the way they play football and our inability to organise even a friendly game without it impacting the first team I can’t see anything but a Crewe win here…”
“I couldn’t see us getting anything against Chesterfield and didn’t. I can’t see it happening against Crewe either…”
“Anything like the last few performances and we will get stuffed…”
“As to this Saturday’s game, we’ll probably lose because we’re still rebuilding, albeit in a haphazard fashion, and this side hasn’t had time to become a unit – we’re still one or two quality players away from that in any case…”
“Fearing the worst at the moment. Please prove me/us all totally wrong and score a hatful…”
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