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About Tenement Funster

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  • Birthday 20/03/1982

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    Vale fan since 1998. Business owner www.infinityteamwear.com

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    Stoke-on-Trent

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    Port Vale, F1, Movies, Music

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    Business Owner (Printing, Embroidery, Sports Kits, Workwear)
  1. Has anyone noticed these are now available on Companies House for last season? Thoughts from any accountants?
  2. Spent a few days in Swindon going to and from the game at the weekend. Swindon fans seem to think they have a problem with pacey sides as they have a huge lack of it at the back. Could be good for us with Monty, Worrall and Harness. Perhaps even bringing back Denton.
  3. Well after another visit to the hell hole that is Luton I have to say it's thoroughly depressing. On the most part I won't comment on the ownership of the club because we all know it's a problem but as it stands the on the field issues need sorting quickly. Everyone has been screaming out for 4-4-2 but I can honestly say after only missing one game so far this season it's not working. Last night was a tactical shower of poo. There are some decent players in this squad, you can see from things like their first touch, movement and general on the ball play they are decent. In terms of how we're organised though, our shape and our pattern of play. I'm no professional football manager but have coached a bit over the years, done a few badges and even I can see some glaring issues with the side that Brown doesn't seem able to. Last night we once again had four centre halves across the back. Gunning didn't do too bad and got a couple of crosses in from decent positions as he tends to be able to muscle his way into bits of space. Davis on the other hand could only cross from deep and generally be very predictable as he always searched for Worrall for an out ball. They tried their best but looked like centre backs. Mr Anderson and Smith did well together and were not at fault for either goal, Anderson would probably be my pick for our man of the match as he just won everything in the air, was strong in the tackle, good on the deck and relatively quick for a big man. However what was in front of them was nothing less than a shambles. Centre midfield was once again men against boys. Middleton was just terrible. It's not because he's a particularly bad player in any particular area but he just has no presence in there, due in part to not really having a partner as Whitfield is NOT A CENTRE MIDFIELDER. Ben obviously has talent but is a much more attack minded player than you can afford in a midfield four. It meant we lost the midfield for the entire game only improving slightly when De Freitas was moved inside. Worrall and De Freitas toilet all night to little reward as far to often they gained the ball too deep and were reliant on Barnett a lot for support or a pass, rather than a centre midfielder to help gain yards up the pitch. It was just painful to watch. I won't get onto Stobbs who may be young but for a winger he can't beat his man or cross so...... As for up front anyone could have played there and had more impact than Pope who spent more energy waving his arms around than really digging in and at least trying to make it hard for their centre halves. Yes he had no service but sometimes you've just got to keep plugging away and be awkward and annoying and force a mistake. Barnett did a bit better as his mobility helps but otherwise the front two were anonymous. Turner helped when he came on and Pyke wasn't introduced early enough. It's a disjointed squad, with poor team selections, no confidence, too many injuries (which can't be coincidence)and all in all it's time for Brown to go.
  4. Well after another visit to the hell hole that is Luton I have to say it's thoroughly depressing. On the most part I won't comment on the ownership of the club because we all know it's a problem but as it stands the on the field issues need sorting quickly. Everyone has been screaming out for 4-4-2 but I can honestly say after only missing one game so far this season it's not working. Last night was a tactical shower of poo. There are some decent players in this squad, you can see from things like their first touch, movement and general on the ball play they are decent. In terms of how we're organised though, our shape and our pattern of play. I'm no professional football manager but have coached a bit over the years, done a few badges and even I can see some glaring issues with the side that Brown doesn't seem able to. Last night we once again had four centre halves across the back. Gunning didn't do too bad and got a couple of crosses in from decent positions as he tends to be able to muscle his way into bits of space. Davis on the other hand could only cross from deep and generally be very predictable as he always searched for Worrall for an out ball. They tried their best but looked like centre backs. Mr Anderson and Smith did well together and were not at fault for either goal, Anderson would probably be my pick for our man of the match as he just won everything in the air, was strong in the tackle, good on the deck and relatively quick for a big man. However what was in front of them was nothing less than a shambles. Centre midfield was once again men against boys. Middleton was just terrible. It's not because he's a particularly bad player in any particular area but he just has no presence in there, due in part to not really having a partner as Whitfield is NOT A CENTRE MIDFIELDER. Ben obviously has talent but is a much more attack minded player than you can afford in a midfield four. It meant we lost the midfield for the entire game only improving slightly when De Freitas was moved inside. Worrall and De Freitas toilet all night to little reward as far to often they gained the ball too deep and were reliant on Barnett a lot for support or a pass, rather than a centre midfielder to help gain yards up the pitch. It was just painful to watch. I won't get onto Stobbs who may be young but for a winger he can't beat his man or cross so...... As for up front anyone could have played there and had more impact than Pope who spent more energy waving his arms around than really digging in and at least trying to make it hard for their centre halves. Yes he had no service but sometimes you've just got to keep plugging away and be awkward and annoying and force a mistake. Barnett did a bit better as his mobility helps but otherwise the front two were anonymous. Turner helped when he came on and Pyke wasn't introduced early enough. It's a disjointed squad, with poor team selections, no confidence, too many injuries (which can't be coincidence)and all in all it's time for Brown to go.
  5. Heard him say and wondered what the hell he was on about. It was a red card. Perhaps not the most clean cut one ever as the ref apparently said it was for a two footed challenge, when it wasn't. But it was wreckless, high and studs were up.
  6. ........................Hornby......................... Davis............Smith...........Kay..............Denton Whitfield.......De Freitas.......Tonge............Montano ........................Turner.......................... .........................Pope............................ Really tough to pick a side after that shambles. Whitfield and Turner need to start though. Montano has shown more in pre-season than Harness so I'll go for that. Also I'd start Pope but if he gets starved again bring on Pyke.
  7. That's a big question but going off the West Brom game and last night he deserves a chance to stay in the side and fingers crossed can stay injury free. Could be a very important player if he can.
  8. How harsh are some Vale fans? As I was coming out last night I couldn't believe the whinging. You could arguably say we didn't put out a first choice side and lost 4-1 to a really good championship side. No disgrace in that. Apart from Gunning's stupid error at the end everyone kept their heads, did a job and put in a shift. Turner and Reeves looked a little out of place at times but all the senior pros kept to it and it was a sign of how well we played that they had to bring on two of their top players. Forrester's rating on here shocks me. He was outstanding considering he was playing up top on his own. Held the ball up very well to relieve pressure and tried his best to make things happen.
  9. I'd go with: .....................Lainton................... Davis...........Smith.......Kay.........Gunning Harness...De Freitas..Reeves...Tonge....Turner ......................Pope...................... Perhaps a bit defensive, especially with the back four.
  10. Saturday wasalways going to be a jounrye into the unknown. The side is once again pretty much unrecognisable from the previous season and simply to get an away win, never mind score 3 should be seen as a big positive. Yes the performance was far from great. We looked comfortable when on the front foot but it seems as soon as we went 2-0 up we seemed to change mentality and got quite nervous with misplaced passes and a real struggle to keep the ball. I think had we not had De Freitas on the pitch from then on in we would have struggled as his energy just about kept Crawley from completely bossing the game, especially when Tonge's legs seemed to start to go a bit.Pope became very isolated as the game went on but Brown was always going to not want to throw on another forwars when you've got a lead so it was a tricky game to manage. Overall there is much to improve on as you would expect, particularly in the full back areas as Wilson wasn't protected brilliantly by Harness and he didn't do himself any favours either. Also Gunning looked like a centre half at left back, comfortable with defending but nothing else. Hopefully Denton solves that problem. Lainton - 7 - Pretty solid overall despite a couple of slips. Wilson - 5 - Had real trouble with their number 7, looks a little slow and got to take part of the blame for the goal seeing as it came down his side and he was jogging back. Gunning - 7 - Couldn't ask much more from him considering he is out of position really. Very solid defensively, just not much going forward. Kay - 8 - Pace could be an issue for him but in a game like this he looked dominant. Proper leader too. Smith - 7 - A couple of little errors but nothing too bad. Harness - 7 - Definitely got some talent but a little lightweight. Plenty of potential here though. Montano - 6 - Removed at half time but looked ok. Got a few crosses in and generally kept Crawley on the back foot. De Freitas - 8 - Lots of energy and tried to do the right things with the ball until full time. Pugh - 6 - A little sluggish at times and very guilty of not doing the right thing on the ball at times but worked hard and did a job. Tonge - 8 - Dominant first half with some great set pieces. Tackled hard and used the ball well. Faded though sadly. Pope - 6 - Battled well on his own up front but really that was all he could do in the formation employed. Turner - 7 - Helped with covering Gunning and scored a crucial goal. Looked nervous when he first came on but grew in confidence. Reeves - 7 - A steady sub showing. Added a bit of much needed energy to the midfield. Whitfield - 7 - Gave the Crawley defenders a headache for his late showing. Quick feet and one track minded. Attack.
  11. I basically see him as a Knops replacement. Can play left back if needed and cover at centre half. We still need a designated left back though.
  12. Goodlad vs Spurs Of the last few years I'd actually put Eagles away at Walsall up there. The game that give us hope of staying up and he was a one man army that day, never mind his goal.
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