Vale 1-1 Yeovil reaction: Aspin and fans both think it was a terrible performance

Fans agree with the manager that this was an awful performance at home…

Match summary

Port Vale scraped a draw thanks to a late penalty after visitors Yeovil dominated proceedings at Vale Park.

Players and management

“It was a terrible performance and I’m grateful to get a point because we didn’t deserve it. We will take that as the only positive from the game. We were second best and we must be better than we were today…”

Vale manager Neil Aspin

“We didn’t really get going, they didn’t help with the way they killed the game – they got their goal, they looked good – miles better than us…”

Vale striker Tom Pope

“I want the players to be proud because to come away from home and pick up a point is good. We knew they wanted to get one over on us and beat us but they couldn’t do that. My players had to stand up to the physical battle and they did. We played some fantastic football and it should have been five or six. The first half was probably the best away that I’ve witnessed…”

Yeovil manager Darren Way

Views from the OVF forum

“It’s a puzzle to me that this was more or less the same team that dismantled Luton yet looked so abysmal yesterday, with zero chances created and no goal threat at all…”


“Collectively it was a poor day and I think we started off on the wrong foot with that initial team selection…”


“True we were awful but if we can turn out a dire performance like that and still get a point , then there is hope…”


“No bones about it we were dire yesterday. The blame, for me, has to lie with the players. This was essentially the same team and setup that tore apart Luton…”


“If that is the level of performance is continued we will be relegated ,make no bones about it. Freezing cold in the stands and nothing on the pitch to warm you up. Yeovil man for man were better than us all over the pitch…”

Vale fan in Alsager

“Not much I can offer that hasn’t been said. Truly awful…”


“Aspin has done well since his arrival but yesterday was a real cause for concern. We created nothing for 95 minutes and didn’t deserve anything from the game…”

Blue Devil

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