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  1. What a disappointing thing to read from a fellow vale fan.
    23 points
  2. This shows you what a fickle world football is. At half time on 14th November Askey was a good manager. Seven weeks later he’s gone. Very sad. Thanks for all your efforts John and Dave. They were appreciated in some quarters.
    22 points
  3. I'm not happy that he's supposedly lost his job. Unlike Scumthwaite, it's difficult to celebrate someone getting the boot when they're actually an affable and nice bloke. I feel really harsh for saying it but unfortunately I just didn't think he was up to it and his limitations could no longer be covered up. No plan B, one dimensional tactics, inability to react or change a game are all criticisms that we have all been frustrated by since he started. It's unpleasant but what can you do. I can imagine Carol is actually quite upset. I have never felt sorry for a departing Va
    20 points
  4. Message / request to Martin Tideswell. Can we please have a bit more general communication around what’s happening at the club. And I don’t mean the manager situation... I’m talking just general things Port Vale. I had no idea that Richard Duffy was back working at the vale until it was on Radio Stoke today. We have heard nothing from Billy Paynter since his return, an interview would be fascinating. I would love to know his thoughts on his career and what he brings. What’s his official role, he was on the bench today I think... what’s his role in this interim period. How
    19 points
  5. If you don't want to play for the club, leave. If you need faith in your manager to be able to succesfully pass a ball 2 yards, you're in the wrong profession. If you have lost faith in your manager, at the very least do the jobs that you are being paid very well to do to the best of your abilities. If you are deliberately causing trouble behind the scenes, hang your head in shame. If you want a new contract, either here or elsewhere, play for it. If you have a problem with your manager, have the decency to air it.
    19 points
  6. Days like today are why I hate football sometimes. I’m not sure why people are rejoicing. Yes I wanted a change, but this is a genuinely sad day for the club and a very decent guy who obviously thinks a lot of the place has lost his job. I hope the players sit up and take note. Thanks John for keeping us in the League, Crewe away, Man City away and the subsequent run and Bolton (when was the last time we scored 6 away?).
    17 points
  7. That's enough for me want someone different. Sick of these players getting everything they want. They decided they didnt want the last man, so downed tools. Get someone in from the outside and if they dont like it, they can <ovf censored> off.
    16 points
  8. Very telling words I'd really really really love to know why there was neither a minutes silence or a minute applause for the very sad loss of one of our own Charlie and a superb player from our hey day in Johnny Jeffers This needs to be pointed out to whoever that it is totally unacceptable and I'm maybe too strong here , but downright disrespectful. The no crowd has no bearing on it. Rest in peace 2 great blokes and shame on no respect being shown at 3-00pm
    15 points
  9. I'll make some fairly controversial comments here. We're being let down by the entire club, at present. There is a complete abandonment of anyone to take a decision and sort this chaos out. We're meandering, with the club in shambles. Leaks all over the show. Players disinterested, making uncharacteristic mistakes, and looking like a group of strangers. A managerial team of rookies, supplemented by two lads who a few weeks ago were running drills with the U14s. It's non-league. I'm afraid Carol is not covering herself in glory here. I am a massive fan of her, but she's not handling
    15 points
  10. I think this is a mistake. Carol has more than earned the right to make calls as she sees them, and I'm right behind whoever she chooses as a successor. However, I think JA was capable of turning it around. He got us playing decent football at times and would have taken us up last year if Covid hadn't come along. With the window approaching, I think he knows better than anyone what needs to change in terms of personnel - will a new manager have the same understanding? Ultimately, recruitment has cost John his job, but his ability to improve players like Joyce, Wozza and Gibbo will stand us in
    15 points
  11. I'd like to say thanks to John for all his hard work, for coming in and turning the team around and for the highs we felt during his tenure. Sadly results dictate that things couldn't carry on the way they have been more recently and change was inevitable. Edit: mention also to Dave Kevan. Thanks for your efforts and best of luck in the future.
    15 points
  12. Ok apologies for suggesting you anti Askey posters would be gutted tonight. I accept we are all Vale with different views but some of the comments on here pillorying Carol for not sacking him were absolutely disgusting attacks on what she has achieved after saving the club in the first place. Yes the last 6 weeks have been awful results wise but so many games went against us in injury time. Two when we had battled with ten men. Ok there weren't 5 first team missing in all those games but injuries to key players have had an affect. Regarding the 'poor' signings in Summer. Well if I remember
    15 points
  13. I’m puzzled as to why all of a sudden the inadequacies of the manager have now become an all-out assault on the owners.
    15 points
  14. This signing is a prime example of how a club can benefit from respected owners. Players can now see that they will be looked after properly which was not the case under our previous owner. Not only have the Shanahans saved the club, they have restored its reputation in the football world.
    14 points
  15. I wouldn't overly get carried away as this is our worst team for as long as I can remember. You really didn't have to play well to beat us though and I think you have far more tougher challenges to come. Holloway has shafted our club from top to bottom dont go anywhere near him. He was the biggest con artist to ever cross our paths. He is just a showman and mad one at that. Good luck for the rest of the season.
    14 points
  16. Absolutely disgusted with some players involvement in this. Whilst they remain comfortable on their cushy contracts with no chance of being sacked JA, who gave them the benefit of the doubt when he arrived and kept faith in most this season, without which most would probably be without a club, has his livelihood stripped away. Good luck JA, and thanks. Shame on the majority of our players, particularly the senior ones
    14 points
  17. I wrote this one off last week as I expected not a lot from this game so to go a goal down and show some character In keeping them out and going on to score a late equaliser shows some grit and determination in the team under Pugh. We’re far from a finished side and a bit off in terms of a play offs side for me, but for the little time Pughs been in control we’ve got four points and put some work in and got the results. Guthrie will improve us no end up top and we know what Taylor adds in goals and energy. experienced managers may work or may not it really is as simple as that. What
    13 points
  18. Worrall creates all 3 goals. Get him off, should be scoring.
    13 points
  19. Sorry mate but I can’t believe what you’re saying. You say you’re right every single time, well in my opinion you are absolutely wrong in your view of today’s game. Our defence today was ten times better than against Mansfield. With Conlon and Taylor the midfield was more mobile and when Rodney went out wide he got us the point. It wasn’t a brilliant performance, it was a hard working team performance against a team who were top of the live table during the afternoon on their own ground. What the hell are you expecting when our best provider and one of our best strikers weren’t even on the pit
    12 points
  20. Shout out too to Adam Yates. Excellent, sensible summary on the game throughout. Well done lads. We can do it when we apply ourselves.
    12 points
  21. To the players. I have watched the excellent training sessions on many occasions and the input from John Askey,Dave Kevan and John Rudge has been second to none.Whatever has happened on the pitch afterwards is a mystery to me.The games Ive watched have been dross and bear NO comparison to the training input.I'm convinced certain players have stirred up a hornets nest at the Vale.The reason certain players haven't been involved is because they don't make the effort in training.Lets hope for a strict new manager who can kick these individuals up the backside or out of the club.Thank you, the AS
    12 points
  22. I feel for Askey. He came across as a gentleman who wanted the best for Port Vale and always conducted himself with integrity. As others have said, he saved us 18 months ago, gave us that great day out at City and but for Covid might well have got us in the play-offs. I'll happily shake his hand in thanks and gratitude and I'm very sorry it hasn't worked out. That said, managers live and die by results and we've seen a number of abysmal displays of late. A very embarrassing Cup defeat, several home games that have been akin to watching paint dry, and a recent run if 6/36 points is clearly
    12 points
  23. I’ve tried to calm down but I can’t, I’m so livid still. I can take losing, I’m a Vale fan so it happens fairly regularly, if we play well but are beaten by the better team, give it all but have an off day I can accept that. I can’t accept yesterday as I couldn’t Boxing Day. I don’t know if any players read this forum but if you do how dare you! How dare you wear that crest on your chest and not put the effort it! This is a working class club and the bare minimum we expect if you to go out there and try and win the game, give it your all regardless of if it’s good enough or not to win on t
    12 points
  24. Welcome Kurtis! You are the right kind of player we need just give your all for the badge and you won't go wrong here. We have fantastic owners and in the main a great group of fans .
    11 points
  25. Tom Pope is not bigger than the club. An excellent servant without doubt, but not bigger than the club. No one is.
    11 points
  26. The problem with football fans is they are fickle. An loss to a smaller club or a bad run of form and they call for the manager and say things like the dressing room has been lost with no evidence. Most football fans do it because they love their club but sometimes its rash. This was Askeys first bad patch and I think he would have turned it around. Either way there is never going to be any stability if we keep calling for a manager to go if they lose form. With every new manager comes an overhaul of players that can never settle down. How many clubs can say they are doing well that change the
    11 points
  27. Marian Humphreys is the finance director, a role she has at Synectics and one needed in any business. Ian Lewis is one of the main IT blokes at Synectics - much needed at a football club these days. Richard Wood has been involved in tracking fraud in his role at Synectics - probably useful for keeping an eye on our former owner! I think Robb Moorhouse is involved in sales and marketing. This is not just about running a football club, it's about running a successful business in the world of football. I'm not actually sure what the point of the original post was.
    11 points
  28. Seriously now, why have Sinclair and Pugh been given a chance? What qualifications, experience etc etc etc have they got to warrant this opportunity? I was all for sacking Askey, his time was clearly up. However, if you are going to sack him don’t come out with rubbish like we are in no rush to look for a new manager. Nothing has changed. We are still crap and are no sooner down the line in appointing a new manager. We had one win against a terrible Grimsby side and suddenly Carol and Pope are on the radio singing Pugh’s praises and acting as if everything is rosey. We’ve also heard it al
    10 points
  29. We've been watching this exact same crap for the last 6+ years. I'm sick of it.
    10 points
  30. Hurst is not the problem and massively unfair to single him out
    10 points
  31. Just out of interest are you ever happy where Vale are concerned? I dont think anyone said we were like Real Madrid or anything yesterday but after how we have played in the last 6 games it was an improvement and i for one am happy with that
    10 points
  32. If they give it to Sinclair I’m not going on Saturday!
    10 points
  33. Typical OVF meltdown today. We’ve only lost one game in 2021.
    10 points
  34. Facebook gimps. Leave her alone.
    10 points
  35. So who else are we going to blame next? It was Askey's fault. It's Carol's fault. It's Pugh's fault. It's Carol's lad's fault? Now it's Colin Garlick's fault??? Bloody hell this is crazy.
    9 points
  36. Here is the issue. £1m loss due to the pandemic. I accept that. I can accept what she said in the RS interview about the ramifications of it. I don't accept the excuse that a new manager would disrupt the dressing room. Carol, there's nothing to disrupt, maybe if we were 10+ points clear at the top. I can accept why she would feel she's forced to stick with Pugh. We all know she's already put in a genuinely outrageous amount of money. The grade 1 clowns attacking her on facebook, and occasionally on here, are extremely out of order to the point of delusion. Who do yo
    9 points
  37. As above. Confirmed today that Pugh is self isolating after positive covid test. Guessing that means Sinclair will take over the next couple of games? Unlucky for Pugh given a decent enough start. Hope he recovers well
    9 points
  38. Terrific signing. Just what we want.Young striker with pace. Looks good in the air. Scores goals with both feet. Been around a couple of seasons, so knows what to expect.To me there is more optimism with this signing than with Taylor. We now have Rodney, Taylor and Guthrie, all the same mould of player andjust what we needed 6 months ago. Need to get behind them now. Hope there is a good option to make the deal permanent if successful for the next 3 months. Why cant everyone leave well alone and make comments when we have seen him play for the Vale. Why cant we just get beh
    9 points
  39. Just checked and it's a 6pm kick off this one. So don't get caught out.
    9 points
  40. OH NO....why have we signed him???? What a waste of money!!!! How many goals are we guaranteed he'll score? How much is he getting paid? Does he like Danny Pugh? Can't believe it.......................... Oh sorry......just pressed the fast forward button!! Welcome back Jake, a great signing who will hopefully go onto greater things either here or at a higher level. Shades of a Ray Walker signing for me......here's hoping! UTV
    9 points
  41. When you have been around a bit and seen work places for a few years you will understand just how easily one piece of rotten fruit can turn the whole bowl. Especially if that piece of fruit gets to an already disgruntled, respected figure first. You see, when you try to belittle this in the way you have done here, it only highlights your own lack of worldliness. Now you will start crying about me picking on your chosen profession again but the truth is, you have never left the classroom. You went to school, higher education and then back to school again and it shows in the way you post
    9 points
  42. If we all stop bickering ladies and gents and breathe a sigh of relief tonight. Whether you like or dislike Askey, Pope or Worrall etc we have got a monkey of our back. We were in freefall and I was desperately concerned that we may be within touching distance of the bottom 2 this evening. Let's hope that we can stop looking at Southend Grimsby and Stevenage results and steady the ship towards calmer waters We aren't suddenly world beaters and they are pretty shocking at the moment, but as we have a poor recent record against them it's a great win Let's savour a r
    9 points
  43. We're a much more attractive proposition to an out of work manager than we have been in years. Proper owner who cannot be accused of failing to back her manager/players. Infrastructure being set up on the youth academy side. A squad that has a number of good players that, up until this implosion, looked like playoff candidates. They can walk in, mid-window, with no pressure bar to keep us away from danger and really assess the squad. They'll need to sign some younger players and make far better use of Carol's money than their predecessor, but the foundations are in place for someone
    9 points
  44. Feel for him the lads should hang their heads in shame and that should not be forgotten. Let’s hope though we can get out this mess and get a decent appointment
    9 points
  45. As often happens when your opinion is questioned - you're missing the point! As I said, it wasn't only you with the name-calling...there was the fairly unnecessary slagging off of a Radio Sjoke phone-in caller, just because she was of the optimistic persuasion. It isn't me needs to chill - I'm not the one slagging people off, questioning the judgment of the owners or needing to know the behind-the-scenes goings-on of someone else's business! All I'm asking...in my "big rant" is that you respect...or, rather, stop disrespecting other people because they have a different point of view to yoursel
    9 points
  46. And the award for <ovf censored> of the day goes to.... Some things are bigger than football. This is much bigger and much more important and a brilliant initiative from the club that we should be proud of
    9 points
  47. Absolutely shocking comment. Hope you don't get so desperate that you need to call upon this worthwhile cause.
    9 points
  48. 9 points
  49. The most insipid and spineless performance in years. Askey called his team out last week and they didn't bother today. He's finished. He put out a non-league looking side who played exactly like that - non-league, without the determination and fight. Scott Quigley has ran us ragged. We are in real danger of getting sucked into things at the bottom. Southend have turned things around, new manager for Barrow, Grimsby, Bradford. It's 1 win in 12 folks. It's not defensible anymore. People have the right to want him to stay but I think you're kidding yourselves. This is so, so, so po
    9 points
  50. Whilst all possibly correct, the players should at least try when on the pitch. Some of the lack of effort, folding at the first sign of pressure, and lack of resilience in trying to get back into the game, was very disheartening as a fan.
    8 points


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