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  1. 8 minutes ago, SuperHuman said:

    Interesting to see a completely different view point from the older generation. 

    I can’t understand how Chester, Wrexham and Shrewsbury could ever be more of a rival to us than Stoke?


    All the teams listed by Fred, we played every year.

    We took thousands away to them every year.

    As for stoke we may have gone  30 years and were lucjy to get two friendlies i think against them.

    Could also add to Fred,s list Bury and Stockport, almost every year we played these teams.

    Walsall were the most hated of all teams

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  2. 26 minutes ago, 1 said:

    Monty a candidate for MOTM after weeks out with a hamstring injury. Full 90 mins of grit, well done son.

    Different team with Monty. He helps drive the team forward and is capable of passing the ball.

    Mills did his bit too going forward. He had a decent game.

    Legge and Smith won their battles.

    Joyce never seen, so again he had a good game. Dont need to see him but he is always there.

    Conlon great first half. Thought he took a breather second half for 20 mins but he is a ' footballer '

    Sorry but Robinson looks poor. Always a yard off the pace, as if he doesnt want to be involved. He has to play him again on Saturday to try and build team confidence but not for me.

    Rodney got the lucky scrappy goal. Yes about time. Not the best game from him though.

    Excellent performance overall. Newport a decent team but some horrible players. Glad they lost.

    Another win now a.s.a.p. would be brill

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  3. 1 hour ago, blackdog said:

    I don't think we are bigger than those clubs or Notts County.

    Wrexham,Stockport,Chesterfield,Notts County....

    My 50 years have seen us compete with all the above and have regular battles almost yearly. We are all in the same bracket for clubs,support,teams etc and they are all our level competition

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  4. 5 hours ago, Jacko51 said:

    What we think on here and what actually happens are two totally different things.  Everyone thought we would get hammered when we went to Bolton but look what happened.  What I find annoying is when folk on here predict we will lose - like they did against Bolton yesterday - yet go barmy when it happens and can't understand why we did exactly what they expected us to do.

    I think we'll beat Newport.  They struggled to beat us down there even when we went down to 10 men.  They won at Morecambe yesterday but only after the home team had gone down to 10 men after half an hour.  We are due a flukey goal and an away sending off.  You heard it here first!

    Lets hope we have lots of luck.

    We are due some.

  5. 5 hours ago, Jacko51 said:

    But that's my point, we didn't expect to beat Bolton - who on here predicted we would?  You didn't for a start.

    We lost. Prediction was correct.

    There were many that predicted a win against Oldham. We lost prediction waswrong.

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  6. 7 hours ago, Jacko51 said:

    The four we have lost were against 3 of the top six and Salford. We lost by one goal in each case. We’re not getting walloped  like we were against an out of form Mansfield. In their 7 games Barrow have played one of the top six - Bolton - which they lost.

    And our next game is against another top six team.

    How many people on here predicted anything but a loss yesterday?  How many thought we would stop Doyle having a kick?  How many thought they would win with a fluke - one of only two shots they had on target?

    We need a win without any shadow of a doubt but we also need a little good fortune - a miss kick going in like their goal yesterday would be a nice start!

    Do agree to some extent but as you quote their manager previously i will add that the pitch and the weather had more to do with stopping Bolton than we did.

    Wish Conlon had sliced his shot, it may have gone in. We lost to a fluke goal and we are desperate for some luck.

    You do agree that luck does play a big part in the final position a team finishes in

  7. 22 hours ago, Jacko51 said:

    No, he said it was their best win of the season. 

    Best win of the season because .....

    Terrible pitch, terrible weather, scrappy opposition that fights.

    Wish we were more than that and dont rely on the pitch and weather to help us get a point.

    We need to be a lot more than that to save us

  8. 59 minutes ago, valefan79 said:

    Sorry but I think we are miles off being an upper half of the table side.  Regardless of what league we are in, this squad needs completely ripping up and starting again.  I won't be sorry to see any of these go.  of that team that that started today, we have a keeper whose better days are behind him, 2 full back who aren't good enough, the other 2 full back are injury prone, Legge again past it, Smith has had an awful season.  Midfield of Joyce, again this needs to be his last season (past it), Conlon, awful recently but probably keep, Hurst, sorry but I don't see anything in him, Worrall decent enough and then up front whoever we pick none of whom are good enough.

    Have to agree with this post. We will end up keeping players that are not really up to it but hopefully, with far better players around them, will perform better than this season.

  9. 2 hours ago, Houston Valiant said:

    As Phil Bowers said during the match, something happened in October. The team was playing very well under Askey , and then all of a sudden it’s not? It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to work that out. Player revolt is what it was . It’s all coming back to bite them now. I don’t buy the bad recruitment line. All water under the bridge now , but if we go down, and it looks likely , it’s down to a group of players who are lazy , greedy and self- important . Disgraceful. 

    I agree with you BUT we need those lazy,greedy,self-important players to save us.

    Then we can call them a disgrace and kick them out.

    Dont think the two go together.

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  10. 2 hours ago, darren1810 said:

    Feels strange saying this but.... Cambridge and Bolton actually aren't very good are they or both had real off days. Not sure what that makes us . 

    Dont go off one game. Look at league positions.

    Even playing badly they beat us. Thats why we are bottom. I couldnt care less who good other teams are or are not. We cannot beat them and we are not as good as them

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  11. 2 hours ago, Wrex said:

    Bit harsh. Back in November people were talking about how the club have to try and hold off any six figure offers for him in January, talk of getting millions for him in the future.

    I thought they were on cloud cuckoo land personally but he did show raw ability at the start of the season

    They were on cloud cuckoo land. You were right

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  12. 2 hours ago, PVFC764 said:

    Most of the Vale players must realise they will be gone come next season. 

    So you would think they would try to show what they can do to get new contracts at the next club that want to take a risk on them but I guess they aren't bothered to do that either.


    Not clever enough to think that but you are right they know they will be gone.

  13. 2 hours ago, 1 said:

    I would seriously stick Amoo and Worrall up front. I can’t see anyone else even shooting at goal and all the out and out strikers have shown time and again they are not up to it.

    You must be joking.

    Did you see Amoo shoot today ? 

    If we depend on Amoo for goals, we are doomed.

  14. 2 hours ago, TylerB said:


    Rodney should change career and become a sprinter. If he's a footballer then I'm Gandhi reborn.

    Dont worry if you get stick for this comment.

    I agree with you if no one else does.

    Dont even think he would make a good sprinter. You have to put effort into that.

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  15. 2 hours ago, mikey said:

    The only positive is we didnt get battered as some forecast. We have to stop giving soft goals away. Thats another weekend ruined.

    Bolton were nothing special, but didnt have to do much to grab the points - so frustrating.

    Bolton had an off day but even then their subs were able to change the game for them. What do our subs do for us.

  16. 1 hour ago, Joe B said:

    Messy and desperate. 3 points from 21 and only scoring in 2 out of 7 games (1 of those was garbage time with the game gone).

    Didn't seem any plan towards the end of the game. We never once looked like scoring and as soon as we switched off and conceded, it was game over. Lobbed loads of players on and none of them seemed to know what position they were playing. Crookes goes down and it all becomes a tad farcical.

    The fact that Robinson received an hour is criminal. He is utterly, utterly abysmal in every single respect. I reckon 80% of this forum contribute more than he did today.

    The worst Vale side of my lifetime, fairly comfortably. 

    Thought the ref was alright and Bowers claiming 'he's played his part!' distracts from a Port Vale side who were bereft of everything you need to win a game. 

    Do we stay up? I don't know, anymore. It hit me as their goal went in that there wasn't a prayer of us replying, and that's worried me. 

    Robinson should never play again but i dont believe Cullen will offer anymore either. They play as if they have been told they will be gone.

    Amoo is another who is completely short of ideas. He does not look a footballer.

    Hurst is only young i keep hearing. He may only be young but he offers nothing. He tires completely after half time. Made no attempt to keep up with his man who crossed for their goal.

    Rodney. Oh no. Someone chose to show a picture of a donkey after the Oldham game. I think the same picture needs to come out again for our leading striker. When you need a performance, he is useless.

    Worral up against a full back today and hardly had a kick. Wondered wether it would have been better to not play him and save him for Tuesday. Hopefully slightly more chance then.

    Manny looks a stone overweight. He has come on twice, only for 15 mins or so but again does not look like a footballer.

    Only hope is that Pope plays seven games. He will be slated for three of them but HE WILL SCORE or set up a goal or two and gain us points in two or three games. Monty might chip in with one or two also.

    I honestly dont fancy our chances to stay up. We are a terrible team. Clarke is not to blame. Not sure what else he can do.

  17. 1 hour ago, SuperHuman said:

    We can all blame the players and Askey but Clarke has done absolutely nothing to change our fortunes. It’s pointless looking more solid when you’re still losing games.

    We have played 4 2 4

    Two up top and two out wide. Clarke hasnt played to defend at all costs.

    Problem is we are awful

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  18. 2 hours ago, Joe B said:

    Up in Carol's office, and will be on public display when fans are back.

    Mike will be keeping an eye on any potential conmen/frauds at the club.

    30 sq m and on top of the Bycars. Thats where it belongs.

    Look good as a badge on a hoodie too.

    A LEGEND is Mike.

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