8 Comments

  1. geoff ainsworth
    29th November 2020 @ 11:51 am

    I agree with nearly all that Rob has said. i e we still have a problem re the left back position which John cured last season by putting either Monty there or Brisely and our defence was more watertight for it for the rest of last season. He has again tried the same player at left back that he started with last season and the defence started to creak again. I again have questions re Joyce’s defending when for their first goal he was marking their scorer just outside our penalty area and he just stood still and watched him run into our penalty area & stood and watched him head it in. Schoolboy defending for their 2nd goal leads of muddleheaded panicking and for their 3rd goal again nobody thinking quickly enough to clear the danger and as Rob says of the summer signings there are only 2 (3 including the reserve goalie) that are worth keeping.

  2. Reggie
    29th November 2020 @ 6:15 pm

    Watched for the last 4 weeks a season ticket holder not good enough at the min too many silly mistakes we lost 1 at home all last season

  3. R walters.
    29th November 2020 @ 7:22 pm

    442? At home got to be .

  4. Phil Yeomans
    29th November 2020 @ 7:43 pm

    I also agree with Rob’s comments the new signings have not improved the starting 11 Pope may well be regarded as the veteran but he is miles ahead of others and should start, the 4-3-3 is being dealt with by very mediocre opposition when Gibbons is available he should come in with Clarke switched to left back. Adopt a 4-4-2 formation so we can have two up top to give the opposing centre backs something to think about. Finally time spent on the training ground working on the positional play of the back four particularly Smith dropping off Legge and the need to concentrate for 90mins (or maybe 96)

  5. David Barratt
    30th November 2020 @ 11:46 am

    This Orient supporter says that we were lucky. You were VERY unlucky. It will get better for you I am sure.

  6. David Gater
    30th November 2020 @ 11:47 am

    The Vale’s current poor run started with the FA Cup loss to non-league King’s Lynn and this may well have had a sub conscious negative effect on player confidence. The back room staff should consider how to get the squad to put this behind them. On paper it’s a good squad and one win and a draw will get them moving again in the right direction. The manager has done very well upto this point, and even the most illustrious teams/managers get these bad runs from time to time. The club should give him the chance to bring it all round. This current run will end – the Vale often seem to play better against the higher placed teams.

  7. Howard Dexter
    30th November 2020 @ 5:07 pm

    Think I’d go with 3 centre backs with Monty & Clarke wing backs. Got try something to stop the goals against! H.

  8. Pete Morgan
    30th November 2020 @ 8:47 pm

    I agree with Rob’s general argument but why not move Smith to right back, switch Clarke to left back with Brisley or Crooks alongside Legge in the back four? Midfield of Worralll, Oyeleke, Joyce, Conlon and Montano with Pope upfront it would need Worrall and Montano to get forward to support Pope but Cullen, Rodney or Robinson could come on to relieve Pope. Askey has done a good job until the last couple of weeks and deserves more time to turn things around.

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