7 Comments

  1. PjW
    20th December 2020 @ 9:16 am

    Shrewsbury had a reason, and we had to see why.

  2. Keith Dawson
    20th December 2020 @ 1:59 pm

    Absolutely shocking defending, that’s all that can be said after what was a poor all round team performance.at Walsall. Let’s be honest Vale could have been 2 nil down before we woke up and scored 2 well taken goals. After half time it was a horror show, defenders all over the place, their substitutes running us ragged and scoring goals for fun. Even when we went ahead to make it 3-2 we never looked in control, some of the Vale players need to ask themselves if they are in the right profession. Let’s see what Boxing Day brings !!!

  3. Ian Clarke
    20th December 2020 @ 4:24 pm

    All of us have had bad days and made mistakes at work. Footballers are no different. Leon Legge and Nathan Smith have done very well for Port Vale but footballers are under public scrutiny and have to come to terms with criticism and being dropped from the team. Very unusual however for a manager to publicly imply who the guilty parties were. The big picture is that Nathan has a great future in front of him while Leon has done well to play 2 games a week at the of 35. Successful teams tend to pick themselves. When Vale were promoted from this league in 1970 the back line was Ball Boulton Wilson King Sproson Green for pretty much all of the season. This season not withstanding injuries none of us know what Vales best team is. All 4 strikers have been used. Which one is first choice? The next 3 games are against sides below us and a decent haul of points will be needed to dampen supporters frustration.

  4. Darryl
    21st December 2020 @ 12:08 pm

    Need to play Brisley and Crookes at center back and give Visser a run in goal. For me Scott Brown is letting in too many goals he should be saving on top of our bad defending. Maybe we should change to
    3-5-2 formation with wingbacks.

  5. Phil Yeomans
    21st December 2020 @ 4:40 pm

    The defensive performances have been there to see for the last half dozen games we need to replace both current full backs bring back Clarke and Crookes and replace Smith at centre half. Adopt a 4-4-2 formation and not get overun in midfield and retain Pope up front. Changes long overdue and squad players must be thinking what do they need to do to get an opportunity.

  6. Syd Lawton
    22nd December 2020 @ 4:18 pm

    Going in to 2nd min of added on time Vale 4-0 up and we manage get a credible draw… Oh for the days of Ken Hancock, John Nicholson & Sir Roy Sproson!!! Come on Vale|

  7. Geoff
    25th December 2020 @ 6:24 pm

    Im pretty sure that after last season Vale hoped to get another year from Leon, he is probably the best centre back header winner of the ball in our division but unfortunately is now being let down with his lack of pace .This means that Smith is being pushed and pulled out of position to cover him, this then has the knock on that someone then has to cover for Smith and so on .The result being players know where they are supposed to be but because of the above they too are being pulled out of position. This you can get away with occasionaly but when this happens often players are almost covering mistakes before they happen with the obvious results we see.
    It takes a lot out of any team when they are without three or four first choice players as we have but playing two games a week this is something most teams will suffer at some stage or other. If we can have a little more luck with injuries then i believe we will turn this run around, although i believe mid table is probably our finishing position.

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