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  1. Dissapointing,one of the few players at the club who made a serious difference when he played.Best of luck to him.
    9 points
  2. Dear Manny . Thank you .for all your hard work at Port Vale . You played well. For The Vale . . With Best wishes .for your Future.
    9 points
  3. I kinda want Walsall to pick up some points now because they can’t realistically go down, as if they free fall any more there is no chance Dutton will be there for next season, and he’ll end up at Vale Park. Come on Carol, the no1 signing we can make now is CROSBY
    9 points
  4. Very harsh and, if nothing else, shows the demand for instant success amongst football supporters nowadays. His first season in league football, was the sole shining light when we were playing absolutely awful, much better crossing than amoo and montano, yet written off by some.
    8 points
  5. I think from Manny's perspective this is preferable too. 2 years of security at a commutable club, as opposed to potentially being released and having to up sticks for a 1 year deal somewhere. By all accounts he's reasonably settled round here. I do think this signifies that major change is coming. If Manny wasn't in the plans, then that doesn't bode well for some of the others out of contract, which is good imo.
    8 points
  6. £10,000 is better than £0 as the only reason he'd be going now is the new regime have clearly decided with his injury history he's too risky to be given another deal in the summer. Disappointing in the sense of what could have been.
    8 points
  7. Well that makes up for the one they shouldn't have had at their place.
    8 points
  8. Considering the nature of your text, second coming could be misunderstood!
    8 points
  9. Most important signing we can make in my opinion
    8 points
  10. Manny is a great player when he’s on the pitch, which sadly hasn’t been often enough. 45 starts in three season is a poor record of fitness and if over 21 squad size is to be reduced next season I’m not sure he’s a risk we can take.
    7 points
  11. The last time we did that was 25 years ago in 1996 - the same year Boomer came into our lives, and a lad from Caverswall gave us Onevalefan 🙂
    7 points
  12. This is a massive achievement for the Vale, all the staff who had any involvement and, particularly, Carol and Kevin. So proud of my club for doing this - 300,000 meals is far more than anybody else, I believe? And all with no detriment to the playing squad - despite snide comments to the contrary!!!!! Well done everybody - helping the community AND putting the Club in a great light, after the dismal decade or so we've suffered! Chuffed!!
    6 points
  13. A nice tribute from the Vale players he shared a dressing room with. Some great players and characters, and shows how tight-knit that team was. Dodds' story about Collins before he went to Barnsley is very touching: Also, John McCombe reinforces why he's still my favourite player.
    6 points
  14. IF Chesterfield can keep him fit (huge IF) then they have the best player in the league.
    6 points
  15. I love Manny as a player and a bloke. In an ideal world I'd give him another contract and keep my fingers crossed that he stayed fit. But we have to be realistic. Manny is 28. He made his league debut for Brentford nearly ten years ago. Since then he has started 51 League games and made 14 sub appearances. In total, counting all his games in the National League as well, he has started 127 games with 30 as sub. With reduced squads of over 21s next season I don't think we can afford to take the risk on him. History suggests he will break down again at some point. I'd loved a miracle
    6 points
  16. Hurst has potential Can beat a man, has some pace and can cross with both feet Good that he’s staying in my opinion
    5 points
  17. Exactly Phil Was it not JA credited with getting rid of all the so called alleged bad eggs . Miller, Rawlinson, Hannant, Whitfield maybe others. Having been quoted something like ' I've seen things I've not seen in 30 years of football ' . Again people ' knew ' Hannant was a tool , not done bad since has he ?
    5 points
  18. I'm not personally saying keep him, he's highly unlikely to be offered a deal . It would be unbelievable. But I'll stand by what I'm about to say. From the word go on here people wanted him to fail to prove they were right. Loads weren't even prepared to give him a chance. The moment he put pen to paper there has been an agenda against him and a feeling of folk wanting him to fail.
    5 points
  19. 5 points
  20. Good luck to Manny. Pity it didnt work out at the Vale. When we got him on the pitch, he did well for us.
    5 points
  21. Good luck to Manny with a new two year contract and probably a pay rise as well.In my opinion we always looked a better side when he was in the team but I was always doubtful about his fitness. Good luck at the Spireites Manny and many thanks for your contribution at the Vale.
    5 points
  22. I’ll be incredibly disappointed if this is true. He’s our best midfielder imo and definitely one of the better ones in the league.
    5 points
  23. Though Darrell is doing a great job, it’s not just him and him alone. He NEEDS a good assistant and I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again and I’ll probably post it again tomorrow, if we can’t get Crosby signed up we need someone in his style with his experience because that’s the only obvious catalyst I can see that has meshed so well with DCs general good work.
    5 points
  24. a moving tribute. thanks Howjy04.
    5 points
  25. I’m happy with Hurst re-signing. He’s only played 19 league games let’s not forget so it’s unfair to write him off. Sure he went off the boil his last few games, but in some of his earlier appearances he was one of our best players, and that was the first time he was playing in the league! I think you’ve also got to consider the circumstances he’s been playing under. He was playing in a team dreadfully low on confidence, on a run of 3 wins in 25. Most young players in that scenario aren’t going to set the world on fire, I’m sure it would help him more playing in a team that’s playing bet
    4 points
  26. Credit goes to DC for finding him, finding ways to utilise him, assigning him a role that works within the construct of his team and running the ‘Management department’ in a way that gets the best out of everyone. Well done DC.
    4 points
  27. You can use whatever definition of chances you like. I was agreeing with a poster who said we were unlucky not to win... we dominated them and hit the inside of the post. 3cm to the left and that goes in. We were unlucky.
    4 points
  28. Footbal Agree entirely - Football can be about fine margins - but it wasn't under Askey towards the end, there was only ever one likely outcome with matches and it wasn't a good one for Vale. Mr Clarke got us to a point where we were more competitive and harder to beat very quickly after coming through the door which in itself was impressive given how poor we were, he has then quickly got us to the point where we are in with a chance of winning every game (and are doing at the moment!). Since DC's been here the only game where we truly didn't look like getting anything out of it was Ch
    4 points
  29. I like Manny as a player. I think we all do. He made his league debut 9 years ago. In those 9 years he has a career average of 21 games and 2 goals a season. In his 3 years at Port Vale he has a club average of 21 games and 2 goals a season. Tom Conlon signed for the club at the same time as Manny and has averaged 36 games a season and 4 goals a season. Leon Legge also signed at the same time, he averages 38 games and 3 goals a season. Those stats speak for themselves. Good luck Manny, I am sure he has a nice contract from Chesterfield that will pay him a good sala
    4 points
  30. It’s too early to talk about it lads. I aren’t okay
    4 points
  31. A well deserved reward for some magnificent work and gives us a club to proud of: https://www.onevalefan.co.uk/2021/04/port-vale-community-efforts-recognised-by-football-league-award/ Well done to everyone at the club and Port Vale Foundation!
    4 points
  32. Good move for both parties, wish him all the very best, couple of years security with a good contract, top draw player on his day and a great bloke!
    4 points
  33. You can never miss what you never had. We never had a fit Manny who we could rely on for a good run. Great deal for both parties. Such a shame as potential was there but we cannot carry another Lee, Mathews, Michael Walsh etc.
    4 points
  34. Other players exist bar players who once played for Port Vale, folks.
    4 points
  35. No use being best in the league if your out injured all the time. If we can only have 20 first team players next season our best midfielder needs to play 90%of them.
    4 points
  36. Another thing about Manny is that I always got the feeling that fans rated him a bit more than successive managers did. Not that he's a bad player, far from it, but that he couldn't quite do some of the dirtier centre midfield work as well as some people thought he could. Particularly some of the off the ball stuff and as part of a two. You would imagine we'll be looking for the right type of players to put around Conlon next season.
    4 points
  37. I am glad to be wrong about DC, who could be anything other than happy with the current performances.
    4 points
  38. Anyone who saw the games prior to Crosby coming in could see DC had already turned us around and we were unlucky not to win games against Oldham, Salford etc
    4 points
  39. no, he did'nt want a fuss, the old vets never do, but it gives people wo want to pay their respects, a chance to...
    4 points
  40. I'm all for planning but I don't think we can be so presumptuous about players being good enough for League one Let's face it if they are good enough for League one are players going to join a League 2 club. Let's not get ahead of ourselves and cross that bridge when it happens. I've been going since 1971 and seen maybe 5 promotions . They are earnt not a given. We don't want to get all big headed and entitled. I'm expecting a very good season next season, but we have to take baby steps and not jump the gun we are going to walk it. Only got to look at big heads Salf
    4 points
  41. Yeah they did get a few crosses in. Which is one of the issues with playing wingbacks, it gives the opposition a bit more space to hit behind. But the extra bodies in the middle coped well and really I don’t recall either of our wingbacks getting done one on one. @breadwinner what did Morecambe do in the game to deserve the win more than us or that we mugged them? They created nothing of note. Taking your chances and putting a solid defensive display is equally an important as looking good on the ball. Sometimes you don’t get the whole package in a game.
    4 points
  42. I think nathan smith deserves a lot of credit hes been phenomenal during this run there was a lot of people on here saying they would get rid at the end of the season. When hes perfoming hes the best defender in the league.
    4 points
  43. Sorry I know this is the Morecambe thread but this is hilarious. A Lard manager complaining about long throws !!! What a jerk
    4 points
  44. 4 points
  45. Mathematically safe as it stands
    4 points
  46. Probably still need to wear a mask [emoji40]
    4 points
  47. The Queen and Prince Philip have both done more for this country than some of the people who constantly criticise them!
    4 points
  48. I hope and I sincerely expect that he will be remembered for much more than a few gaffes, hilarious as they often were; Distinguished WWII service, longest serving consort ever and life-long consistent support to HM the Queen. President World Wild Life Fund, The Royal Marines and perhaps most of all, The Duke of Edingburgh's Award Scheme that has done so much for so many young people over generations! RIP HRH Prince Philip.
    4 points
  49. It might be my old eyes but when the ball goes out for a throw in every team seems to throw it back in at least ten yards from where it goes out.If you watch Montano i thought he was running down the wing to cross it still the first goal came from but if you watch any match now and nobody gets pulled up about what on earth is the linesman or ref doing to keep letting this happen.
    4 points


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