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  1. I've shared this on Twitter & got Unofficial Vale & Ale & The Vale Pod to retweet. Thank for setting it up👍🏼
  2. Some player for the Vale & you'll always be fondly remembered as somebody who gave their absolute all every time you played. The money Barnsley paid for you helped keep us afloat at the time & you, of course, inadvertently played a part in the promotion season in 12/13. Unbelievably sad news & such a shock. Thoughts are with your family & friends. RIP Lee. @robf - Not sure how these things work, but is there a way of us fans potentially clubbing together through OneValeFan & raising some funds, however small, to help his young family? I'd like to make a
  3. I've done a bit of research on Rooney & he seems like an impressive chap, especially aged just 31. He's had a few stints at football league clubs in coaching roles, starting out in the Blackburn Academy. He was First Team Coach at Carlisle under Pressley & had a stint coaching at Fleetwood. Most notably bagged the Assistant Managers job at Crawley when they appointed Gabriele Cioffi as Manager a few years ago. He was the guy who took them on the League Cup run where they beat (at the time) Premier League Stoke. Cioffi is now the Assistant Manager at Serie A, Udinese & rec
  4. They made a couple of decent signings just before they played us & Ferguson was one of them. He only came on last 15 minutes or so against us, as he had only just signed for them. He looked good on the ball & scored that peach. He has one hell of a right peg on him. The goal at FG is stunning.
  5. Was a bit of a left-field signing when he joined us but never really got a chance to show us what he had. He went on to Crawley where he did quite well for them & notched a few goals in an average side. Now the stand out player for an albeit very poor Southend side. Came on & scored a cracker against us when we tonked them at Vale Park, & if you haven't seen his goal a couple of games later at Forest Green, then definitely worth a watch... https://www.skysports.com/watch/video/sports/football/12228151/southends-amazing-long-range-strike
  6. Players deserve credit for tonight but special shout out to Darrell Clarke for me. He set us up with a game plan that saw us dominate the majority of the first half. We should've been 2 goals to the good come half time. He then showed real tactical nouse by changing it up when Newport came out all guns blazing & things settled down when we went 442. He then changed it again for the last 5. Took the sting out of the game & shored things up with 5 at the back. Absolutely brilliant in game management from Clarke tonight. Deserves recognition. Brilliant stuff tonight.
  7. Players deserve credit for tonight but special shout out to Darrell Clarke for me. He set us up with a game plan that saw us dominate the majority of the first half. We should've been 2 goals to the good come half time. He then showed real tactical nouse by changing it up when Newport came out all guns blazing & things settled down when we went 442. He then changed it again for the last 5. Took the sting out of the game & shored things up with 5 at the back. Absolutely brilliant in game management from Clarke tonight. Deserves recognition. Brilliant stuff tonight.
  8. Another dash of rotten luck playing these now when they have rediscovered some form. They were in dire straights when the original fixture was postponed. Alas, it's another home game & Cheltenham apart, we've been in every single one of Clarke's games as manager so far. Clear for all to see that scoring goals is a massive issue for us. Whilst it's encouraging that we've started to create some chances, it means very little unless the ball ends up in the back of the net. I feel we need the opening goal on Tuesday night otherwise it could be another long evening for us. A penal
  9. Not read through all the posts but as it's titled "Darrell Clarke", I wanted to post my thoughts. When you come in as a new manager you have to focus on the immediate issues. If you think back to when he joined (less than a month ago) we were shipping goals. He has stemmed the flow of goals we were conceding & you have to say we look better at the back. You're never going to pick up points if you're shipping 2+ goals every game, so I think his initial priority to make us more water tight, was the right one. The problem of course now, is that we cannot score for toffee. Let's brea
  10. I agree that it would take a monumental turnaround from Grimsby to catch us now. The other place however, is most definitely up for grabs. Barrow seem to have hit some form & I can see them pulling themselves clear especially with some of their remaining fixtures. Worth remembering they beat us at our place as well on Boxing Day. I'm personally looking at a couple of sides above us in Colchester & Walsall. I believe they are both right in the mix as well. So one of 4 for me, from ourselves, Southend, Colchester & Walsall. Newport seem to have rediscovered a bit of fo
  11. Agreed. It's a goalkeeping error, I just felt Mills could've done a little more to protect the ball.
  12. Quite astounding how the ball ends up in the back of our net from the images below. It's almost as if he thinks there's a football law prohibiting goalkeepers stepping foot outside their area. Can't help thinking that because of the bouncing ball he has flashbacks to the Walsall error & totally bottles it in case he "air kicks" it again. Either way, terrible goalkeeping. I will also say though, Mills does an absolutely ATROCIOUS job of blocking the runner. He literally allows him to sprint straight past him. Woeful.
  13. Good listen. The raised voices is just passion because you boys care like all true Vale fans care. It's a stressful time to be a Vale fan (when isn't it). Agree we need to focus on ourselves. 15 points now from our previous 23 games. We accumulated more points in our opening 9 matches of the season than we have done in the past 23. An unbelievable stat. Next 4 games are huge with 3 at home & Colchester away. Could define our season. I don't know why & I don't know how, but I fancy us for a couple of sneaky wins. We are terrible but it still feels like one win will change
  14. Conlon has been very poor since Clarke came in. I don't think he's enjoying the more defensive role myself. He was interviewed by the club in the week & they asked him a set of questions. He said he was enjoying playing in that more advanced role earlier in the season & he was looking to add more goals/assists to his name but eluded to the fact things have changed a little now Clarke has come in. I also agree with the post about Rodney playing out on the left. He was terrorising full backs at the start of the season out there. He's able to get a run on them or knock it past t
  15. I can confirm that the guy in the bottom picture took the warm ups today, so maybe some truth in this... Any idea on the bloke in the top picture with Duff? Seems to be an old face according to the Cheltenham Twitter feed...
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