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  • Birthday 28/12/1958

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    Born in Stoke on Trent and lived in Newcastle, Trent Vale and Trentham before moving with my family to the Wirral in 1987. First watched Port Vale in 1977.

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    Greasby, Wirral

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    Football! Mindfulness, Buddhism, Kindness

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    Audit, EU, Forensic Accountancy, Fraud Management, Risk

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  1. I didn't go to the game and followed it on my Sky App. So I guess I shouldn't comment really. I know the manager is using sports science and performance analysis, but without all that I was alarmed at taking off the two strikers. With the players brought on that is trying to play on the break without an experienced target man plus the loss of defensive capability in the air. I don't want to criticise its my opinion and maybe my choices would not have worked out either. But surely the road to success is clean sheets and winning 1-0 or 2-0. So there is a problem with the team defending if we keep getting high scoring games where who wins is a lottery. There is agreement this is the strongest League 2 possibly ever. So we have to be efficient and not throw games away.
  2. Politic has come to play and develop with the aim of proving he can play for Bolton possibly back at Championship level. So he has to leave and go somewhere else possibly now. Port Vale shouldn't harm his career by keeping him for the couple of occasions he might get on the pitch and be useful.
  3. Really great pictures. Lots of memories.
  4. And so, if its in our legs, its time to push and break away from the peloton. We can likely share the workload to stay ahead with Forest Green Rovers. Need to avoid a flat tyre or chain coming off this weekend anyway.
  5. Here's my fantasy. We are playing Man United in the third round of the FA Cup. It's the 75th minute and we score a break away goal. Ole responds to being behind - and likely getting sacked next day - by bringing on Ronaldo. And Radio Joke, unable to see the game and waffling on about Spurs in the 1980's miss it. But we hang on and win 1-0 anyway.
  6. If going by train there is replacement bus service between Doncaster and Scunthorpe.
  7. A very good performance handling a well coached physical team well in hot conditions. We look a good side but caveat this is very strong League 2 for whatever reason. So we need to be.
  8. I don't live local and so I don't really know who does what. But the editor controlling commentary who went away from the kick off at Harrogate last season for some stupid commentary elsewhere ruined an historic moment for me with the first female referee. All credibility lost. But coming back to games at Vale Park, the commentary position is about the worst place to be in the stadium. They are faced with driving a car with steamed up windows at night on an unlit road. Pretty hopeless situation, and of course the club are partly to blame for that, maybe wholly to blame.
  9. Come back and score some goals.
  10. Who was he referring to? Do we know? I don't think that anybody who has played notable minutes aside from Covolan has been unfairly and persistently targeted for OTT criticism. Rodney was dire against Rochdale and hasn't been great in most games. Benning has been poor. Both should rightly expect to be criticised. But scapegoats? I honestly don't think either can say that they have been unfairly treated? When I criticised Rodney after Rochdale I described specifically what he failed at. And I felt others did as well. But Rodney is far from a hopeless case, I think he has improved with coaching. With Benning I haven't seen him play enough except to make general criticism of the type the manager made himself after the Rochdale game in describing the defending as shocking.
  11. Excellent result and now need to consolidate by beating Harrogate. I was sort of alarmed when I saw the team sheet thinking that the defence was vulnerable in the air. But they got the job done and actually the defence if you take the back five can play decent football as a unit when in possession. Especially when the goalie joins in. I would like to see them do that in this game because I thought we failed to exploit the forward marking our goalie when kicking v Rochdale. Aside from knocking him out of course!
  12. Time for our man Proctor to overtake Armstrong in a 2-0 win. League Two Top Scorers - BBC Sport WWW.BBC.CO.UK
  13. One in six of the population over 80 have dementia. I get the football issue, but it is also a natural way to die when you get old. I say this from the perspective of a working for a major pension scheme where the contact centre has to be trained and aware of this issue in particular because the members of the scheme are vulnerable. Anyway, back to Mueller and he left a great legacy.
  14. The first 20 minutes v Rochdale showed we can play at a higher level than League 2 going forward. But then when things are going less well, the defensive side must be there to soak up pressure. And it wasn't. I don't think Rochdale had many chances, but they took them a mix of good build up play and crossing but our defending was woeful and in my opinion Brown would have stopped one, maybe two of their goals. So we have a keeper issue as well. He needs to be an actually good keeper as well as good with distribution. So the improvement for Swindon is obvious. But we are in big trouble if Martin isn't good in the air and he was lamentable against Rochdale. I expect Smith to get beaten in the air quite a lot but he offers other defensive aspects which make it tolerable. But Martin is replacing Legge as the main dude heading stuff out and he absolutely must be dominant over the centre forward and in front of goal.
  15. I have only seen him live in one game, so you are right. I felt yesterday we were dominated in the air and I was looking to him to be the guy who headed everything away. So I feel disappointed he didn't or someone didn't. The best defensive header of the game was Worrall at the back stick and I think he was limping by then.
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