Coventry v Port Vale thoughts: Vale should play two upfront

Coventry v Port Vale thoughts: Vale should play two upfront

A round-up of comments ahead of Port Vale’s game against Coventry on Saturday…

Players and coaching staff

“This will be a tough one, no question. We will set out our game plan and we will certainly be on the front foot. We have a good group and I think the fans can certainly see the players are working hard and that needs to continue…”

Michael Brown


Views from the OVF forum

“I think he’ll go one upfront with support from midfielders, much like yesterday but with less ‘impact’ if that’s possible…”


“We have to go two up top. He won’t but we have to…”


“Another defeat and dead bottom of the Football League by 5pm next Saturday is my prediction…”

Cheltenham Valiant

“Brown will start with one up front and after we are three down change to two up for the last 15 minutes, then say the team played well, but we were unlucky. Sorry but cant see a win for us. Please Vale prove me wrong…”


“How about playing players in their right positions? He plays four centre halves [but] I’m sure if your full backs get forwards you create more as they overlap… It makes no sense to me and if anything it doesn’t allow the team to flow as what I saw yesterday was static full backs who didn’t join in…”

Vale fan in Alsager

“This has to be Browny’s last chance saloon; he saw how positive two up front was in the second half of the Crewe game, even with 10 men, but didn’t learn any of the positives by making wholesale changes yet again including bizarrely claiming to have played 4-4-3 yesterday when it was obviously 4-5-1. Another defeat has to be the last for the current team management as Brown will have had 30 games and have lost 18 of them…”


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

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