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  1. Some absolute tripe posted in here today. Apparently Worrall doesn’t have the pace to play in this system, even though he was player of the year in it last season. Obviously was a poor game, but give credit to Harrogate they were a very tough team to play against. Was quality that let us down today rather than effort, the effort was still there from everyone. Yes Worrall had a poor game, but I think people are going OTT. He still covered every blade of grass, still involved in a lot of the play, didn’t go hiding. Just didn’t come off for him today with some mis-hit passes,
    6 points
  2. Carls a genius. He says we need to look at playing better than we have today. Amazed JA hasn't called him up for a coaching role.
    6 points
  3. What are crewe riding? A fart bubble?
    6 points
  4. After our first relatively poor performance of the season this thread is just 4 short of the entire Exeter thread already! Shows that people post just to moan much of the time
    5 points
  5. Hi, Just been on to my host support and it turns out there was some targeting of OVF this morning. There were scripts slowing down the server hence why the site was not available for a while. It's not quite a denial of service attack - more like people trying to get in to my server to do bad things (and luckily they didn't get in) - but it is causing high load and the site to crash. So, please bear with me this morning. I have a *thrilling* few hours, securing the site, changing passwords and the likes to ensure OVF is secure. As a result there may be the odd glitch and OVF may reco
    5 points
  6. If the season finishes now then surely we will be promoted in second place?
    5 points
  7. VFIDG, formerly VFIA, is my favourite ovf nutter of all time.
    5 points
  8. Banana skin in the making this one Tough game , they are very physical and will be hard to beat We need to be at our best next week to get 3 points
    5 points
  9. He does deserve his own thread. A massive character both on and off the pitch. I was only thinking today about how good he's been. Obviously there were some fabulous figures under Rudge but in the post-Rudge era I would say Leon would definitely get into my all-time starting XI. I would only add one thing though - for me the promotion winning spine is Brown, Smith, Legge and Joyce. I think Luke has also been massively influential this season. It's also worth repeating for those berating Robinson that Legge and Joyce took a season to settle in. Joyce, for instance, was really of
    4 points
  10. He had no choice . Really can't believe some are advocating for pope to be put straight back in after being out for 6 games. The striker isn't the issue. It's the service. I have no doubt that we could have had Messi, pope or salah up top yesterday and none would have scored or indeed made any effective contribution with the insistence of brown and the full backs of simply lumping aimless balls as high as the stand. Cullen has more than proven that if, given the service, he will score, at a much higher ratio than pope. It's the distribution that JA needs to sort out with the players not the st
    4 points
  11. What I thought. I thought Vale played better football but harrogate were more physical. Let us hope that Manny can keep fit, class there.
    4 points
  12. First half was poor, second half much better. But to say the performance was unacceptable is an absolute load of nonsense.
    4 points
  13. Frustrating game but props to Harrogate for making it difficult. Ugly and physical side but it does the job. That ref was ridiculous though, every time a Harrogate player went down the ref blew his whistle. League 2 standard refereeing is still really poor. That should have been a red for the Smith foul in my opinion. Still that's three clean sheets now which shows how solid we are at the back. Legge MOTM today for me , won practically everything. With Pope , Amoo and Gibbons close to being back Hopefully we can really push on and keep the momentum going.
    4 points
  14. Amongst all the plaudits being given out, quite rightly, the one player who just keeps doing it for me and must be an absolute nightmare to play against is Smudge. He is horrible, in a brilliant way for Vale......not flash and can make mistakes but if I was a forward I wouldn't want him behind me, going through, up or over me. He's tugging shirts, nibbling ankles, little pushes and pulls .....doing all the dirty work that goes unnoticed in keeping 2 clean sheets. He doesn't complain or fall over when he gets it and I wouldn't want to give him a little dig first because it is coming back in spa
    4 points
  15. We look a “tougher” team this season and have battled hard in all our games so far. That toughness and a bit of extra quality is what won us the game yesterday. Conlon is very competitive and looks stronger this season. We already knew he had the ability but I thought he looks more controlled in his aggression so far. In Manny we have the extra power in the middle of the park that we probably lacked last season. Rodney gives us a great option up front. We still also have the solidity in defence from last season. It’ll be interesting to see how significant a result it was yesterda
    4 points
  16. Received yesterday from our fantastic owners. To say I am choked surprised and absolutely delighted is an understatement I feel so proud to be a Valiant not only have Carol and Kevin given us credibility but a fantastic caring community club . I cannot thank them enough for what they have done for our club. UTV
    3 points
  17. Second in the table, clean sheet . I’m happy.
    3 points
  18. Have we lost ? It was poor yes , but they were spoilers . I think people think we are going to fly this league , your mistaken
    3 points
  19. Yet to concede a league goal after 3 games--I'll take that anytime!
    3 points
  20. Got to say it was a fair result. We weren’t great but they worked really hard to close us down and kept it up for 75mins. No one wins em all. I would have taken 7/9 three weeks ago.
    3 points
  21. He's right about passing and decision making. The amount of loose panicked balls being turned over was pathetic. Askey got it wrong in the first half.
    3 points
  22. Gritty performance against a team that resembled the old Wimbledon from years ago.That tackle on Smith was shocking.
    3 points
  23. There are a few anomalies and I wonder if the government is treating all clubs in the same way ie. if the bigger teams with huge attendances are not allowed to play then no one plays. It doesn't seem right to me. Even if we take an example say of half our ticket holders attending every other game ie. 2,000 in a 20,000 seater stadium, or 10% capacity. I'm sure with careful planning that could be achieved as safely as walking round a shopping centre, spending an hour inside a big supermarket, several hours in a pub or on a plane. I'm not minimising the risks and the problems but a lot
    3 points
  24. Following Carol's "message to supporters" I thought it would be nice to respond with a "message from supporters" showing our support to everyone at the club. To do this I have posted this article and you can add your comment on it - https://www.onevalefan.co.uk/2020/09/fans-send-your-message-of-support-to-everyone-at-port-vale/ If we can’t be there in person to cheer them on let’s cheer them up with a message instead. *** NOTE *** Please comment on the ARTICLE rather than on this forum thread as it will be easier for me to collate and print the comments from the article
    3 points
  25. Thing is we’re not talking millions for league 2 clubs, the wage spurs are paying Bale per week would be enough to tide a L2 club over for most of the season.
    3 points
  26. I feel for you my friend. Very frustrating. A minority of the public are letting everyone else down and behaving in a selfish, immoral way. It's annoying because even if you get 90% playing ball and doing their utmost it only takes one isolated twerp of a super spreader to start the ball rolling. But I just don't know how you get to grips with these mavericks. That said, with the best will in the world, this thing will jump from person to person if it gets the slightest chance. However, let's be frank, the government has hardly covered itself in glory has it? I still think we locked
    3 points
  27. Very grim. I can't see any fans in the ground before New Year and that is looking unlikely - it could be a whole season behind closed doors at this rate. I think the only thing that will stop some clubs going to the wall will be if the EFL can persuade the PL to stump up some of their millions to help.
    3 points
  28. We have one of the best centre half pairings in the league, there’s no chance of Smith being moved from a centre half unless absolutely necessary. Of course there’s no guarantee we’ll keep a clean sheet every week because teams will always get a chance in any game. But If anything I’d be putting Gibbo in for Mills if he’s fit. I just think that Gibbo offers more going forward and defensively. But I’d have no complaints if they kept the same side for the Harrogate game.
    3 points
  29. What is really exciting is the fact that we have not yet hit top gear. Players are fitting in perfectly and we still have plenty of room for improvement, yet we have kept 2 clean sheets and achieved maximum points. Early days I know, but what a tremendous amount of pleasure and belief the new owners/manager/staff and squad have given us in a short space of time. It is absolutely brilliant being a Valiant now and we are all chomping at the bit to get out there to support our heroes. This is surely our year? A year to commence the super revival of our great Club. VTID.
    3 points
  30. Brown. Two stunning saves at crucial times. 9 Mills. Steady. 7 Fitz. Steady. 7 Legge. Imperious in the air. A couple of weird moments on the floor. Dominant. 9 Smith. Good first half. Struggled when Bowman came to his side. Something that is likely to happen regularly. 7 Manny. Quick and positive. 8 Conlon. Supreme goal. Lovely assist. Hard working. Strong. Kept possession. 8 Rodders. Boy, what a prospect. Big, strong, fast. Seems to have a good temperament. Did well again today. Took his goal well. 8 Cullen. Isolated. Tough game. 7 Worrall. Their commentary team kept talking
    3 points
  31. The Conlon free kick was sublime, Beckham like almost. Think he scored one that’s been forgotten in the horrors of the 6-2 against Lincoln so has it in his locker. He has been a revelation not just this season but was right before lockdown and covered the Taylor loss very well. Manny was like a new signing and should he stay fit has a big part to play, to see him in a good Vale team rather than standing out in a poor one a couple of seasons back will be interesting. Rodney was exciting again, frustrating at times when late first half a couple of times failed to square it for a better chance
    3 points
  32. Think of our good play last year, it consisted of us getting fullbacks in support of the attack and seeing either one of them or the wingers getting round the outside. We haven’t seen much of that this season because of the type of players mills and Fitzpatrick are. I don’t go with the theory that both of them are sound defensively and that that’s the reason why we’ve kept 3 clean sheets. Yes we’ve kept those clean sheets but that doesn't mean we haven’t given the opposition chances because we have. Next week Monty could come in for Fitzpatrick or on the other side Gibbo could play for mills a
    2 points
  33. I'm afraid it's a fact. To simplify it so that you can understand it better - Murdering 12 people as Fred West did is in a completely different category and far more serious than taking a pick-n-mix sweet from Asda. That's a fact. Not an interpretation. The problem Johnson faces is the Irish border. You need to tell us where you want it to go. I note you haven't said anything about that. He - and the rest of his extreme right wing fruitcakes in the ERG - have suddenly realised that what they agreed to and signed up to and sold to the electorate as an oven ready deal isn't real
    2 points
  34. 2 points
  35. First time I’ve used iFollow, just clicked on the match icon and it worked perfectly, no freezing or owt like that, only thing kept getting the numbers ui -7 flashing up on the screen but this didn’t impact on my viewing. This also was on an iPad.
    2 points
  36. One or two players were not up to their usual standard but we didn't capitulate to a very big strong side. We won't win them all but i still say we won't lose many.
    2 points
  37. Horses for courses and today some of the horses were missing. We will play and beat easier sides than Harrogate. They are awkward and did their homework on us. Thought too many long balls lofted in hope rather than belief. Roll on next week.
    2 points
  38. At least Manny lasted 90 mins, clean sheet and we did improve after the break.
    2 points
  39. Better second half but they were a difficult side to play against. Big, rough and limited football. Wozza has probably his worst game for us.
    2 points
  40. Where’s the over reaction? People are commenting on the game... really poor so far. Not turned up.
    2 points
  41. B teams and league 3 you mean ?
    2 points
  42. I am in awe of what the club are trying to achieve in such trying circumstances. I really do hope there comes a day when we can pack the ground and show our appreciation for what has been done. UTV
    2 points
  43. Vale visit on the 6th Oct, pity we cannot come out with a few choice chants
    2 points
  44. Ignore the the post you’ve quoted he has a personal issue with Smith over Smith being a stoke fan as a youngster.
    2 points
  45. SFBT "From what I've seen so far, I think Pope will be first choice centre forward, and probably score double figures, maybe even 20." Really? I'm thinking he'll be on the bench for much of the season.
    2 points
  46. The Express is a populist, fictional rag that makes things up. If we run out of toilet paper again..... The EU has never said it will starve people in NI so stop pretending that it did because the Express says so. The Agreement isn't identical to the Act. That's why 99% of legal experts, including the last Lord Chief Justice, the Law Society, The Bar Council, and the last 3 Attorney Generals have have all condemned the government for this appalling refusal to accept the rule of law. But hey let's ignore what they all say and side with the Express! We know that the UK is a sov
    2 points
  47. I know it’s very early days, but if that midfield 3 of Conlon, manny and Joyce all stay fit - we will go up. Excellent start so far from them.
    2 points
  48. Just hope this good start can go and repeat the start we had in 69/70 - magic times then, and looks like magic times again
    2 points


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