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pete vale

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  1. A decent man and manager at lower league level. I wish him well. I bet he has a few tales to tell towards the end of his Vale residency. We have moved on, John will too, however, in my opinion, he made a key contribution in what was a period of darkness at Vale. I wonder to this day how we managed to avoid losing league status. Hopefully, those days are gone.
  2. Cass, Jones and Proctor are massive leg-ups to this Vale side. All superb today.
  3. Agree Conrad. The lad did not put a foot out of place nor pass. Was still running on late into the game. One of the best performances I've seen by a young man in a Vale shirt. Get him signed asap.
  4. We looked solid today. Sign Cass he's class, cultured and assured performance from him. Jones too was immense. Need to perhaps be alittle more dynamic in attack, we do lack pace also but I'm sure Clarke will eventually play Amoo and/ or Politic to supplement Wozza's industry and desire. Keep it quiet but we may just be getting there.
  5. I guess the jury is out on Clarke and the new team. I've only seen 2 games Tranmere and Rochdale. In both we had spells and looked great but seemed to lack ideas and yesterday in particular basic defending and closing down players. Could and should have been 2 up, which is worrying in itself. Stand out players from my first game were Legge, Worrall, Smith and Jones. Yesterday proctor, Worrall and Conlon. We lack a playmaker and are too dependent on Conlon. Proctor was great yesterday. Wilson has a lot to do imo. Football is a relatively simple game, it is players that win games aided by tactics. over complicating things and trying to be 'clever' rarely works at this level. Why no Amoo, Politic, we had no left sided threat virtually all game? The bottom line is that there has been major change and investment in both the playing and backroom staff. Expectations are high and should be. It is time to step up I'm afraid. I'll reserve judgement.....for now.
  6. It's all very disappointing tbh I'll reserve judgement for a few weeks. Lots of hype about.
  7. Didn't need to count them individually you get a 'feel' for attendences after 40 years. However, there were parts of the game where I couldhave done chief!
  8. Thought it was an awful situation, something that could have been managed a hell off a lot better given the climate or at any time tbh. Clowns on Radio Stoke saying stop moaning! Ridiculous situation that should have been managed from 2.15pm onwards. No or little stewarding of crowd, no tannoy announcement or anyone addressing the crowd. If people don't flag up this kind of situation how can things improve and be acted upon. I have actually seen £21 K in Vale park, although the gate was listed at £14K! Not moaning merely giving out facts as I'm sure are well and truly documented for action for the future.
  9. RIP Big Ernie. Happy memories of him and Bob newton firing Vale to promotion.
  10. Super article. I wish them well and will look out for results. Two shining light owners with sentiment in a world of greed and selfishness.
  11. Has this fella signed as back-up Striker?😀 Sounds a superb signing.
  12. Enoch Ando was a brilliant little player. You could see that someone was going to hurt him, he needed protection from the referee's. I believe a move to Spurs was on the horizon. Just shows how cruel the game can be.
  13. Totally agree that both Burgess and Taylor were superb last term, a real bonus. What on earth has happened to the pair of them?The amount of quality work (and running) they did was epitomised at the Etihad, I do hope Clarke has a keeper in mind? brown in my opinion would have done a job, perhaps bring in a younger guy to share the workload?
  14. They used to say that Pele used to turn up even for the "openining of an envelope" same can be said of Jonny Wilkes! However the boy could play....
  15. Some served us well particularly Brown and Joyce. Monty can play but has fitness issues. Pope a Vale legend. I wish them well. I have a soft spot for Adam Crookes, the lad has ability.
  16. sad as it is, I do hope so
  17. I never doubted that. pope has managed local sides, is involved in the media, he may have decided to do his coaching badges, he may just want to leave the game behind altogether. I personally don't think he will and know he is "Vale" and always will be, so am I. People seem quick to dismiss people like Tom, he may be finished as a player, he may not, truth is we don't know and don't see the goings on within the club. He did have issues with Askey, and... Whatever the future holds for Tom, I wish him well.
  18. I know, I'm a sentimental fool but in all honesty blokes like Tom will be "Vale" long after "Dazzler" has gone. I'd love a one year deal for him, reduced terms but get him on the staff. Another league 2 or national League team will offer him something for sure though. Here's to the future - I said that last year!!! Like I keep saying:- It's VALE - expect the unexpected!! UTV
  19. Well said, agree. Lost a lot of fitness and sharpness, could put the grat in for another "Go" maybe one season. He will know himself. Love to see him back at Vale. Remember he has been there much longer and witnessed many more highs and lows than our new gaffer and stood the test of time. deserves reward and recognition for his efforts big-time. "Feed the Pope and he WILL score""!!!
  20. If he achieves a fifth of John Rudge he will have been a success. Micky Adams also left a legacy. I hope he does become the best ever Vale manager!!! He certainly talks a good game in that respect!! UTV
  21. We'd have been in non league 5 years ago without Tom!!
  22. Regardless, have people got short memories with Tom? Been head and shoulders our best player for 9 years. Clarke should treat him with the respect he deserves even if letting him go. Tom will tell him anyway. Great interview from 'dazzler' perhaps his anger got the better of him as some things could and should stay behind closed doors. Remember in football "You are only as good as your last game" Time will tell.....It's VALE - expect the unexpected!!
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