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  1. John Stevens
    12th June 2024 @ 11:55 am

    Please don’t go down the loan market again, We’ve seen what happened last season, national league here we come,

  2. RON
    12th June 2024 @ 12:33 pm

    Can’t believe we are going for loan players at the start of the close season didn’t they learn last season you get a loan premier lge player they do well and then get recalled then you are back to square one does this mean we have no money to sign players on permanent contracts is it me or is this a bit worrying

  3. Steve
    12th June 2024 @ 12:56 pm

    We don’t need loans we need players

  4. Rob Fielding
    12th June 2024 @ 2:50 pm

    Hi commenters, with respect this is a rumour so there is no guarantee that this move will happen or that this is the route the club is taking. I report rumours because I think they are newsworthy but by definition they are gossip and hearsay, not factual events.


  5. Ian Buckley
    12th June 2024 @ 3:17 pm

    Whether it’s rumour or not the message is still there. Loan players are not what we need. How come other clubs are reported to be signing players and we’re not? Hope this isn’t pointing to a repeat of last season!

  6. Vivien
    12th June 2024 @ 4:22 pm

    we don’t need loan players, this is not the way to go. Fans will not be happy

  7. Anthony Johnson
    12th June 2024 @ 6:02 pm

    Loan players can work well if only 1 or2 at most. Another Olly Arblaster would be good. But surely it’s normal to sign permanent players at this time and loans normally just before the start of the season, when you know what you still need. We started well, signing Curtis, but then things seemed to stop. I know we need to be patient,as there can be nothing for quite a while and then everything falls into place. But it’s hard to be patient and to trust management and recruitment after the recent transfer debacle.

  8. David Berry
    12th June 2024 @ 6:10 pm

    Relying on 12 month loan deals last season cost us our L1 status, as they were recalled by their parent clubs.Steer clear or National League beckons!!

  9. Julie Banks
    12th June 2024 @ 6:26 pm

    Can we concentrate on getting players Instead of a new strip. I fir one would not spend the best part of £50 on a new shirt to watch sub standard football. Getvthe players then think about strip. Or even lower Gate prices to get people back in. It’s a lot if money to watch league 2 football.
    It’s strength on the pitch we need to drive fans hopes up.

  10. Steve cawley
    12th June 2024 @ 7:10 pm

    Loan again natural.. wasn’t that a Gilbert o sullivan song from the 70s

  11. Ken Grocott
    12th June 2024 @ 7:42 pm

    I mean he might turn out to be a worldbeater for six months, but….

    I think the only way we should even countenance loans like this from now on is if they are for the whole season – and since that can hardly ever be guaranteed, I wouldn’t go down that route. To have to reconfigure our midfield again in January half the way through the season as we did last year doesn’t bear thinking about. And what if he proves to be from the Weir end of the loan spectrum rather than the Arblaster one?

    We need some seasoned permanent signings who have been there and done it to help us get out of league 2 upwards, not untried lads with promise who might be injured 3 games in and go back to their club. Once bitten and all that…. We have been told the budget will be a good one for this division – so let’s get some exciting players who are ours, not another Premier league loanee. Have we learned nothing?!

    But thanks for putting it on as something to read Rob! I come on here at the end of every day hoping we’ve signed another Curtis equivalent or two – I shall remain patient for those marquee signings.

  12. Ken from North Wales
    12th June 2024 @ 7:51 pm

    All the remarks are very valid. We need players on no more than 2 year contracts and of a decent level. Injury prone players are not an option.

  13. Malcolm Marcisz
    12th June 2024 @ 8:09 pm

    Nothing wrong with loan players if it’s for all season with no call back clauses.But shouldn’t we be buying players doesn’t look good.

  14. Ken from North Wales
    12th June 2024 @ 9:37 pm

    Is that all that Port Vale think about is loan players. We have got some promising academy lads so give them a chance. The problem is the injury prone guys on 2year contracts.

  15. Philip Bradshaw
    12th June 2024 @ 11:10 pm

    Don’t need loan players?. How many points do you think we would have had without Arblaster and Devine last season.

  16. David Shaw
    13th June 2024 @ 12:49 pm

    People need to chill. The window hasn’t even opened yet!

  17. Philip Greer
    13th June 2024 @ 1:02 pm

    Nooo, nooo. Nooooo, not loan deals again ? Have you not learned anything? It’s not the way to put a sticking plaster on we need a long term plan where players will pledge their future on staying at vale and make the deals attractive enough for them to do that. What loyalty does a loan player have ? He won’t be there a few months later.

    I said I wouldn’t renew my season ticket after that crap last year and getting relegated but I have renewed as Flitcroft was got rid of, but if we go down that loan road again then I’m gone for definite as this would show me that they have clearly learned nothing.

  18. Ian bowcock
    13th June 2024 @ 2:12 pm

    I don’t think we will get the same quality of loanees as last season last time we were inleague 2 we could only get championship players also iam waiting for deadline day when James Wilson signs a short term contract because we haven’t been able to sign a striker again

  19. Ian Mountford
    14th June 2024 @ 11:49 pm

    We have the same budget as last season I believe, and seen as hardly anyone has moved on one would presume most of the budget is being used up on the existing squad.

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