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  1. There’s no doubt that the sending off killed the game for us, but we were not at the races today. What’s happened to our pressing game, why are we sitting back allowing teams to pass the ball around for fun. What’s happened to our midfield being the best in the league, we give the ball away far too often. Understand DC’s frustration with Covolan but time and again it’s all about changing the game in the second half, never heard DC admit he got it wrong first half. If we want promotion we need to be positive not defensive. If we keep the ball the opposition can’t hurt us, back to basics. 
    My worry is we were slow to start the season, we can’t afford to be slow with this “re-start”. We need to be positive and take the game to the opposition. One bright light on the horizon is Kian Harratt, seems to be a genuine goal scorer if we can get the service to him.

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  2. 2 hours ago, Bycarsbill said:

    The problem is that with around 20% of the adult population not vaccinated this is what is spreading the current wave.  On last night's news, it is heartbreaking and for me, really annoying to see ITU doctors being interviewed and stating that nearly all their patients are unvaccinated!  I fully recognise the right to freedom of choice, but in this case someone's choice is another person's illness--is that completely fair?

    Spot on. Whilst I am fully vaccinated I also appreciate that we live in a free society and I must respect why some people refuse to be vaccinated. However, as Bill states it is these people that are at risk to themselves and everyone that they come into contact with.

    I also have a friend whose 29 year old daughter has been diagnosed with a possible blood clot in her leg; she can’t get into hospital due to the lack of beds. How many beds are being taken up due to other peoples selfishness. Please, please think about the big picture before you decide not to be vaccinated.

    Somewhat ironic writing on this site when a fair proportion are unvaccinated footballers. Sorry for going off-topic.

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  3. 2 hours ago, Clayts said:

    Most of those games I can understand, Swindon-City defo, plus always a good chance of an upset if Champ team at home v Prem, and will be an audience for Forest given their history, Millwall v Palace could be a bit tasty too.

    Man U-Villa and WHam-Leeds tho? They sound good games on paper, but they won't be as bothered about this as they are the two league games every year between the same teams, and so you'll basically just get a reserve match. Surely Chelsea-Chesterfield should have been chosen before those, or Kiddy-Reading, even if our game wasn't?

    Oh well, more chance of a decent crowd if not on TV I guess.

    You can watch premier v premier every weekend, if I was a Chesterfield fan I would be well upset. What has happened to the glory of the FA cup, premier clubs have no interest in it and hardly need the TV money.


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  4. 19 hours ago, Santa said:

    Evatt says Politic isn’t being recalled but he also says Bolton are the best team in their league. I’m minded to think Politic is more likely to be recalled now because I’m not convinced their manager knows what day it is.

    Second best team behind Stockport…..🏆

  5. 2 minutes ago, werstayinup said:

    For what its worth I was told by someone in football(league and no not sunday league) that Tshimanga is a natural scorer and in his opinion would certainly score his fair share in league 2 which is why i kept on about him in the summer but he is another who went for the wonga i think as several league clubs were very interested in him and still are


    Nice to have a civil Friday afternoon discussion without having your head bitten off.

  6. Because of his height we expect Martin to dominate but I don’t think that is his style. Whereas although Smithy hasn’t got the height advantage, he is the Bob Hazell / Peter Swann type who wants to dominate & intimidate the opposition. If we need a general on the battlefield then Smithy is your man. Same goes for Legge but I don’t think he is anywhere near back to full fitness.

  7. The wheels have not nor will not fall off. Our basic game is good, the football we play is good. We have lost our two best strikers and the back up is not clinical enough. Same would happen with any other side in our league. Beginning of the season Legge & Smithy were immense, again back up is suspect. Let’s get to Xmas in contention then the real work starts, as the old saying goes it is a marathon not a sprint. We need to cut out the schoolboy errors and hope our injuries clear for post Xmas run in. Thanks to the feel good factor that Carol has created, it shouldn’t be difficult recruiting in the January window.

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  8. 14 minutes ago, PVFC764 said:

    The defensive errors are normally glossed over as we managed to score a goal more.  Today it did not happen.

    Yes, Kevin Keegan’s school of football, we’ll score more than them. Without Wilson & Proctor, we maybe should have been more conservative with a 4-4-2. Don’t defend the cross, stop it at source.

  9. 15 minutes ago, Beech said:


    It's the type of defeat that can completely knock a team off the rails. Let's see how we do in a few days time. Win and this can soon be forgotten to an extent. Drop points and suddenly it's typical Port Vale territory all over again...

    With Wilson (or Proctor) out there today we win this game, 100%.

    Why? Is he good at defending free kicks?

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