Jump to content

Leaderboard

Popular Content

Showing content with the highest reputation since 16/12/21 in all areas

  1. Couldn't disagree with this more.... This opinion is everything that's wrong with football. Come into the club, clear out the deadwood, completely revolutionise the football department., set it up for long term sustainable success for the first time in years..... and call it a failure if you don't get promotion at the very first time of asking. If it was that easy, everyone would do it because the payoff would make it worth the money. A very very bad take on the situation.
    20 points
  2. I really don’t understand negativity around ANY of our players today.To a man they all worked their knackers of. We had Amoo and Wilson both coming back from a long spell out, both blowing after 25 mins, especially Amoo who chased down passes at the back. Yes some of our lads could have played with a bit more composure on the ball, including fans favourites but to single out players today is ridiculous. Give them a break! All we can ever ask in a game like that is maximum effort which they all gave today. Judge them over this crucial period in the league when it really matters v Swindon, Salford & FGR
    18 points
  3. I think it's shocking that our owners are allowing all these transfers to happen. Poor old Rampant has only just started to recognise the players who signed in the summer and now they are lumbering him with more. You do realise his head will fall off now Just no thought for fans what so ever.
    16 points
  4. I've just seen James Wilson walking off Bycars training pitch, so looks like he's back on the grass as Darrell says - now that's a positive 😊
    16 points
  5. The problem is that with around 20% of the adult population not vaccinated this is what is spreading the current wave. On last night's news, it is heartbreaking and for me, really annoying to see ITU doctors being interviewed and stating that nearly all their patients are unvaccinated! I fully recognise the right to freedom of choice, but in this case someone's choice is another person's illness--is that completely fair?
    16 points
  6. Can we just stick to transfer gossip and rumours on this thread please and not whether our current manager is any good or ex managers and McKirdy's performance for another team...many thanks
    15 points
  7. Treating players as a commodity: Adams - put the whole lot up for sale (the very definition of the word) Askey - ruined Tom Popes life by treating him so badly according to Tom Askey - binned of Ben Whitfield, who had the flair we apparently are desperate for, because he couldn’t control him Askey - Deregistered McKirdy for the same reason DC - built the BEST dressing room a number of the players have been involved in. As for what I would rather watch… a well organised team with a win ratio of nearly 50% rather than a team at the bottom of the league that nearly got relegated 3 times with Monty making a flair run once every 9 games. UTV
    15 points
  8. Your Mrs can't be too happy about that: "I can't believe you're choosing some 33 year old Hussey over me..."
    14 points
  9. Sorry but this is nonsense. Failed by not finishing top 3? Clarke has worked wonders so far, taking us from relegation battlers to pushing for automatic promotion in 12 months, conducting a full squad overhaul, changing the playing philosophy and dressing room mantra to turn is into an all round more professional outfit. Yes he has had the backing of the board but given what he started with it has been a phenomenal transformation and this doesnt give him anywhere near the credit he should get. Progress was the aim at the start of the season, given how difficult it is to turn a club around in a short space of time we have certainly made that already. Lets not get ahead of ourselves, I really hope that we finish top 3 - I think if we don't get promoted next season we can then start to talk about DC's performance in more negative terms. Since the 16 March we have won 57% of our matches and had a positive result in 75%.
    13 points
  10. Again, just because he as a different opinion than yourself.. This pandemic has done strange things to a lot of people, potentially Leon included. I know it has to me at times. Unfortunately strangest of all, it's created this idea that you can judge a person's entire character by their stance on a single issue and question their right to free speech. It's as if, like Brexit, there are two kinds of people: good and bad. I was lucky enough to meet Leon a few times, so I'll base my opinion of him on that. As supporters we should base our opinion of him on the difference he made to the football club, which was considerable. That some are disrespecting him now shows the weakness we all know runs through our fanbase.
    13 points
  11. Can admin ban this Stoke fan please. Getting boring now.
    13 points
  12. Legge has a right to his opinion, but as others have said at the very least he is being insensitive, at the most he’s spreading dangerous misinformation. I’m vaccinated and boosted, but if I wasn’t I wouldn’t be giving my opinion or broadcasting it openly because I’d know it directly contradicts what pioneering and experienced medical specialists are saying about it.
    13 points
  13. I always see the person before the player when they leave and I sympathise with Scott. Not given a squad number at the beginning of the season, came back into the fold because of injuries and from what I can gather his exclusion was nothing to do with his attitude. Good luck to him, I hope he finds a club he can play every week for but it never looked good for him from the start when Askey brought him in and talked about sending him out on loan to non-league as he couldn't fit him into his team. 49 appearances though, more than I thought he had for some reason.
    12 points
  14. Evatt when asked on Politic earlier today: “No, we’ll not be recalling Dennis. We have other targets, we have other forward options and we offered Dennis a contract, he didn’t sign the contract so we’ve drawn a line under that one and we’ll move on.”
    12 points
  15. Christ I've seen it all now. People glad to see the back of Leon because he has a different opinion to other people. What next, a witch hunt against someone because they like pineapple on pizza?! Or their music taste? Give it a rest. He's been a great servant. Gave his all through some really difficult times. Never shirked responsibility and was a real warrior for us. Really did wear that badge with 100% pride. I wish him all the best and will remember his time here as a great success.
    12 points
  16. It is absolutely wonderful to watch garrity when he gets the wind in his sails as he did in the second half. He is an absolute gem and doesn't get anywhere near the praise that he should
    11 points
  17. Yeah im disappointed a side in league 2 that hasn’t played for a month couldnt dominate a premiership side in 12th for 90 minutes….
    11 points
  18. A big thank you and good luck to big Leon. Great player for us during some dark and some not so dark times. Forget the social media nonsense, he was a player who never shirked, lead by example and really can be said to have “left it all out on the pitch”, and that’s all that really matters.
    10 points
  19. These people think they can just stroll up to the ground at five to three and watch the game.
    10 points
  20. ...so...to the game. And, let's be honest - if anyone tells you there is no difference between being "fit" and being "match fit" - they need to see a replay of our first half! The very definition of needing match fitness! James Wilson was, understandably, knackered halfway through first half - <ovf censored> to the morons who were, apparently, hyper-critical of him I doubt whether he was due to playas long as he did? But he got game time which we needed for the League! None of our players looked "at it" in 1st half - not keen on Smithy on the L/H side; I thought Garrity was fairly anonymous, and too many players gave the ball away too cheaply! But, even at one down, I expected us to get back into the game...and at 2 - 0 down it gave us the kick up the jacksy we needed. It would have been justice for us to get the equaliser, and, if we had, I think we might have gone on to win? They certainly didn't handle us well in the half-hour we dominated, and I think we might have panicked them a little - but they're a good side, and a Team / Club we would do well to emulate as their rise has been built on solid foundations, sensible transfer policies and hard work combined with not a little flair! I like them, and was pleased to hear a couple of Brentford fans praising us to Vale fans in the street! So, so pleased for the new guy - and how delighted was he in his radio interview? Utterly chuffed and buzzing, and it was pleasing our professionalism swayed him to join us - I think he will contribute quite a bit before the end of the season - he won a lot in the air and took his goal well! Woz was (woz) outstanding in the 2nd half; Garrity had a much better second half and I thought Aiden Stone made some great saves. Not a disaster this, at all - and a very good workout for our assault on the League, where results have gone for us, pretty much. We need to regain the momentum we had before we lost the couple of games where the team was, basically, dragging itself through games, and we needed to get fresh bodies in, and others back to fitness. The future's bright - there are no Brentfords in our League, and we've beaten most of the teams around us. If the players want it - we will achieve it! Thanks for indulging me - UTV!!!
    10 points
  21. Kian Harratt signed for us yesterday and scored as a sub on his debut 🙂
    10 points
  22. It's staggering how a few rumours can lead to a "crisis" on this thread. There's an unsubstantiated rumour that Gibbo has rejected a contract despite a Sentinel interview in which he doesn't say anything of the sort. So why are people thinking a rumour (which could be made of thin air) is more likely than an on the record chat with a journalist? This is what Gibbo said to the Sentinel: Yesterday: He said there are no developments about his contract situation, adding: “Nothing yet. I am still in the same position as I said last time I was asked. What was the position last time he was asked? According to the Sentinel in October it was that he hadn't had any contract talks with the manager. Conclusion: Pretty difficult to reject a contract without being offered one in the first place, I reckon. Then it gets sillier in that a player who plays in a similar position is linked to Vale with no evidence simply because his club have brought in a younger player in his position. As an unsubstantiated rumour is clearly a done deal, it obviously means Gibbo is leaving, despite again there being zero evidence of any offers from other clubs and that this player is replacing him despite again there being zero evidence of the player wanting to move to Vale. Amazing! If we look at the few facts we have... Gibbo said yesterday there have been no discussions about contracts. If so, there is no way he has rejected a contract because one hasn't been offered yet. There is also no reported interest from any other clubs in Gibbo. Furthermore, there is no indication from Cheltenham that their recent signing means Chris Hussey is on the way out, and even if he was there is no indication that Vale Park would be his chosen destination.
    10 points
  23. I signed him on Football Manager and he cost me promotion after missing a penalty in the play off final. He's crap. Send him back.
    10 points
  24. I’m more encouraged by Northampton conceding 5.
    10 points
  25. Slightly different tack I know but just seen this and it made me chuckle.....just like standing on the Railway Paddock in the past.....😂
    10 points
  26. Just in case he wonders how this all pans out look no further than Tom Pope. But hey intelligence and footballers rarely go together.
    10 points
  27. I know it would never happen and I’ll probably get shot down, out of the midfield 3 If one were to be dropped I would chose Conlon. I don’t think he’s been at it for quite some time and never seems to perform in difficult games. Pett has been really consistent and Garrity for me has been one of our best players and offers a goal threat. Now we have Hussey, he will take the set pieces, I’m not saying to drop Conlon but if I had to chose of the 3 it would be him (would never happen before everyone kicks off especially as he’s captain)
    9 points
  28. My lasting memory of Scott Burgess may be somewhat rose tinted but it’s of the period in time when we were playing some scintillating football with him and Taylor combining beautifully. The rest of it has been erased from my memory. All the best to the guy.
    9 points
  29. Well we used to have a Tartt and now we have a Hussey 😂
    9 points
  30. A consistent CB who was one of our best players in a dark time. Some magnificent individual performances stand out. However, at 36 and likely on a reasonable wage, I can see why the club has made this decision. All the best to Leon.
    9 points
  31. All the very best for the future Leggey, you've been a fantastic servant to Vale and always given 100%. I guess time will tell if this is a wise move. If Hall is a Rolls Royce then happy days!
    9 points
  32. Like this signing, let's back the lad & build up his confidence. He's 20 years old, has played for his country at Youth level & has been loaned out at League 1 level, so could be seen as something of a coup for us to get him. Good luck Ryan, we will back you all the way lad👍🏼
    9 points
  33. Good luck Ryan.... I will only pass judgement when R Zebra and ValePopey have given this move the nod.
    9 points
  34. Let's talk about Sam Morsy shall we? I continue to find your attitude towards the manager to be a bit odd if I'm honest and just wonder what you'll be saying, or not, when we get promoted under DC.
    9 points
  35. Ah well. A very merry Christmas then to all Valiants worldwide, the players, management, staff and all involved with our great Club. Keep safe and well. See you all next year.👍⚽️
    9 points
  36. This will be a tough game if we've still got no proper strikers when it's played. People should be given the freedom to choose how to live their lives. I fully respect the decision of those that don't want vaccines, those that want to isolate themselves to protect themselves or their loved ones for whatever reasons. I'm completely against any more lockdowns. I want to get on with living life to the full and I think the vast majority of people feel the same. I had my jabs knowing that they will protect me from the worst that Covid could do. I've since had Covid and I was poorly for five days but nothing serious. I weighed up the risks associated with the jabs against the risks of Covid with no vaccine and made my decision. Every individual should have the right to choose, which at the moment they have. Lockdown restrictions are a draconian infringement of our human rights. I understand why lockdowns happened before vaccines had been developed but now, with every adult in the country having been offered vaccines, there should be no more lockdowns. Hope the game is played on Boxing Day. 🤞
    9 points
  37. I do wish, a very Happy Christmas To all Vale fans . Health and Happiness In 2022 . It would be Brilliant for Port Vale to get Promotion this season . And make all the vale fans so very Happy . Come on the vale .
    9 points
  38. Watched the sending off again on the highlights. What’s so annoying is, if Covolan just catches it, McKirdy gets booked at least, potentially sent off. He was very late and was going to just intentionally clatter Covolan. Instead Covolan boots him and we get the opposite result.
    8 points
  39. I’d forgotten you were actually allowed to strengthen your squad during the window!
    8 points
  40. Have to be honest,at this moment in time i am getting more aroused by the matrix than the Mrs
    8 points
  41. Apparently it's Kevin's birthday today? Happy Birthday Kevin, have a tipple for me.🍷
    8 points
  42. “Garrity was awful again.” It’s the again I find bizarre considering he’s scored four in his last five games before today??
    8 points
  43. Hi this is Ann here, replying on behalf of Aussie Rules ( my darling husband Barry) Thank you all for the really lovely messages which I have read to Barry, he is humbled by your very kind and generous thoughts. Now please don't send him any more or I will have to deal with his big head. LOL Joking of course, he is the last person to be big headed, you all know him from his many posts and contributions, being the "wife" I can joke in this way. Barry is like his late Mum i.e. problems are an opportunity to look for solutions and I can tell you he is looking at ways of coming back to OVF and his Port Vale family. I am not familiar with forums, this is the first time that I am chatting to you all, of course Barry is at my shoulder telling me what to say but I rarely take any notice of him. "G" He has suggested that I tell you a little about myself, well lets have a little think, I was born in London and at the outbreak of the war my parents moved us to Bognor Regis of course I tell Barry on a regular basis that I am from the South and he is from the North. OK, ok before you all yell at me I know that Stoke on Trent is not North but I love to stir him up. LOL I came to Oz as a little girl in 1951, my first impressions were just amazing, remember that there was still some rationing around that time, I had never seen cream, watermelons and lollies (sweets) When we landed in Fremantle my parents took me for a wander around and we went into a store called Coles which still exists today. Before me was a counter of lollies never had I seen so many in my life. I could not make up my mind which ones to choose, so the very kind lady behind the counter gave me one of everything. I thought I was in heaven. We lived in several States before my parents settled in West Oz. I love to knit and sew but my biggest joy is my embroidery machine, once I used to embroiderer by hand not any more, I now crochet and embroider on a machine, I still find it amazing that a machine can do such beautiful work, my favorite is FSL ( free standing lace). I am known to my girl friends as the lace Queen. Before I bore you all to death I should also mention that I have since 2013 run a sewing group from our home, reason for this was our machines became very large and heavy, many of us could not pick them up and go to our sewing groups. We meet once a month and put the world to right and talk embroidery to our hearts content. Once again thank you all for your kind sentiments and like wise we wish you all the very best for 2022 Ann
    8 points
  44. We probably did the same against Salford or Exeter. We were all for getting our games postponed to help with getting players back from injury. We can’t have it both ways I guess.
    8 points
  45. I wouldn't bother starting a thread until an hour before kick off !!
    8 points
  46. I was at the Newcastle game last night and the bloke who sits in front of us, knowing our connection with Vale, told us that our captain was a mad man with all the stuff he was putting on Twitter about vaccinations. I told him Leon wasn’t our captain any more but it was interesting that his comments were being seen by fans of other clubs and reflecting badly on us.
    8 points
  47. Absolutely zero chance of me staying away. Whilst respectful and understanding of those who stay away I'll be there The show must go on To be fair I usually have 3 rows to myself anyway in the Bycars .
    8 points


×
×
  • Create New...