1. Paul Cooper
    26th November 2018 @ 6:31 am

    This competition is an insult to lower league teams.

  2. Peter Smith
    28th November 2018 @ 4:01 pm

    Firstly, I want to make it clear that my own opinion is that the new format of the Checkatrade Trophy is flawed, insulting to lower league clubs and has all but ruined a decent and useful competition that has seen Vale have two glorious moments in finals at Wembley and Cardiff.

    To add to the woes, drawing the junior side of our neighbours has only made things worse, and is not something I would have chosen. It is part of the price of entering the thing in the first place though.

    Having said that, it is clearly up each individual how much attention and credence they wish to give the game, I can fully understand some will boycott it entirely and maybe not even listen to the radio commentary.

    Others may watch it on ifollow, possibly incurring the displeasure of a local commentator, but some will wish to attend the match, and if they do so, I hope they enjoy a Vale win and progression in the trophy.

    It is bad enough having to face the prospect of losing face by being outnumbered in support and possibly losing the tie, but let’s not break ranks and give the opposition fans the pleasure of seeing in-fighting between those who want to be involved and those who don’t.

    Life deals you certain hands – and Vale and its loyal supporters like the 100-odd who were heroic enough to go to Yeovil and were rewarded well – are big enough to deal with this situation of a ‘plastic derby’ that really shouldn’t be bothering us too much.

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