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  1. Agree with this .Hopefully there will be a better ball winner signed and he will be a back up signing.
  2. I completely agree with this. Clarke is being far too negative with the staff. We all agree that the squad is not good enough but are they this poor? His approach is similar to that taken when Clough went into Leeds. I thought his after match interview was awful. This team needs confidence and he is draining it from them. Even better players like Conlon and Rodney are looking poor. I have witnessed his approach to training. He basically shouted do it my way or f off. This approach to is diametrically opposed to that of Carol whose approach is to basically put her arm around people. I can't believe she is happy with his approach. I don't think it helps that many of the players know they won't be here next season. She will regret giving him a three and a half year contract. Personally I think he will be gone by Xmas. Carol has given the responsibility to Flitcroft and she will live to regret that decision. I am in the sixth decade of supporting the Vale but I have never been this concerned about the direction we are heading in. I fear relegation is becoming a reality.
  3. I'm afraid Carol is disappointing at the moment. When she talks about Danny,Frank,and Billy she talks like a supporter. They may have been half decent players but they have no experience whatsoever in management. Indeed Sinclair has been at so many clubs trying to get into management and all have ended in failure. Ok to sack Askey but what was the plan 'B'.Has she spoken to Rudge? What's the point of him being there if under these circumstances she doesn't discuss the way forward. There are many examples of successful business people failing at football. I really hope Carol does not end up falling into that category. Very worrying at the moment.
  4. Whatever anyone thinks about JA can we stop thinking about MA. We should not be even thinking about that possibility. He was disrespectful to the club saying something like 'the only phone call I receive at the Vale is from my wife wondering want I want for my tea.' Also more importantly his last job in the football league was at Tranmere and he took them into the Conference!
  5. Mckirdy is an an individual as opposed to a team player. Askey clearly prefers team players. So as has been stated why did he sign him? Was it because he was available, local and relatively cheap? Not sure, but his signing was always a mystery to me. The fact that he cannot get into a team so bereft of ideas going forward seems to suggest that his signing was a waste of money.
  6. Looks like they don't want him. Not a good sign.
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