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  1. No one is perfect, everyone has their faults, Tom's is that occasionally he posts daft, stupid things on twitter. But as far as I know he hasn't killed anyone, left them for dead, been done for drink driving, sped through a housing estate and turned his car over, assaulted anyone, got arrested, raped anyone, slept with someone else's wife, cheated on his wife or any of the other things many of the premiership heroes get found out for. So let's keep his twitter use in perspective. Obviously no one at the club takes his twitter use that seriously or he wouldn't have been a guest at the club. It's just Tom been a bit daft.
  2. True, but when they changed to all red, they still incorporated white trim. Maintaining the red and white tradition. So no matter what the combination or permutation it should still be black and white. If we retain a predominantly all white strip it should be with black trim.
  3. Port Vale colours are black and white, the strip should be black and white. Could you imagine Liverpool fans discussing to change the teams colours.
  4. Although, it was a match we lost, the 1 - 0 FA Cup defeat to West Ham in the early seventies at Vale Park. Although we lost the performance by Vale was incredible. I have never witnessed a physical battle on the pitch like it. The atmosphere in the Bycars that day was something else, what was going on was unreal. After that I would have to go for the FA Cup win over Spurs and the Wembley win over Mansfield. I have to say that for the first half hour that was amongst the best football I have seen Vale play.
  5. Going way back to the seventies, I always rated Keith Leonard from Aston Villa as one of our best loanees. The ball just seemed to stick to his feet. Fans even raised enough to buy him. Unfortunately Villa manager came to watch him when he had his best game for us and scored. They took him back and he ended up playing in the old first division.
  6. I was on about a place to drink for people arriving by train from at Euston, don't see the connection
  7. If you get into London early by train arriving at Euston, why not try Mables Tavern, Mableton Place, just off the Euston Road. It's the North London Valiants pub. Then after a few beers (decent ale as well) a short walk to Euston Square LU Station, then four stops to Wembley Park Stn on the Met line.
  8. I had not thought of this but for anyone driving down this is brilliant option. Is just minutes off the M40. Absolutely no problems parking up on a Saturday. No guarantee, but probably as safe an area you can get to leave your car.
  9. The Chiltern Line, has two routes into London both ending up in Marylebone. One route comes from Birmingham passing through, Princes Risborough and High Wycombe. This route will pass through Wembley Stadium Station. I am not sure if you would have to change. at Risborough or Wycombe to get a train that stops at Wembley Stadium or one of the direct ones from Birmingham may stop you would have to check. The other route starts in Aylesbury but after Amersham, shares the lines with the Metropolitan underground line and they stop at nearly all the same stops, but you have to switch on to the Met line to get off at Wembley Park LU station, where on exiting you walk up Wembley Way. Hope that makes sense
  10. The train Station at Wembley Stadium is only a short walk from the Stadium, just a couple of hundred yards from memory
  11. Instead of going to and changing at Wycombe to get a stop at Wembley Stadium, best way from Aylesbury is Chiltern Line to Chalfont & Latimer, then change to Metropolitan Line, then on to Wembley park. Then you get to walk up Wembley Way to the stadium. Coming back will be really easy as all the queues at Wembley Park will be for the Southbound trains. I'll be getting on at Wendover.
  12. Looking back at the first leg, considering they were at home they weren't anything special or particularly better than us. Our only real failing was a lack of creativity. We were certainly more than up for the game. There is only one goal to make up and we have 90 minutes to do it, with a vociferous home crowd behind us. Mckirdy was and is the only difference between the sides. Which is all the more galling since we let him go. Which at the time I thought was the right decision. I don't think anyone could have predicted how he would have performed this season in a cobbled together side. Oh for an Andy Porter or Tony Lacey in the side to dissuade him from playing well.
  13. As far as I am aware Roberts had his demons which were directly affecting his presence and performance at the club. With regards to Mckirdy, he had obviously caused problems at or managed to pee everyone off at Carlisle. However I am not aware (happy to be corrected) that he caused any off field or dressing room problems at Vale. He was let go simply because he hadn't been able to produce the standard of performances to justify keeping him on. He just didn't seem to fit into the way Vale played. It is annoying though that he performed at Carlisle, failed at Vale, then goes on to perform at Swindon.
  14. They were nothing special today. Yes the probably deserved a one goal lead but that's about it. So my dream for Thursday is Mckirdy scoring a late own goal to send us to Wembley. That would make me so happy [emoji4]
  15. Very true, Mansfield are still in the mix, could do it.
  16. Bristol will beat Scunthorpe easily without Coutts. Should Vale not win both games, could give them an easy third place. Northampton away at Barrow far more difficult match. If you look at it from a pure pragmatic point of view they are in the best position of the three clubs. However I am quietly confident we will do it.[emoji4]
  17. Alternatively, should Exeter lose tonight, then lose to Northampton on Saturday, providing we beat Newport it would still be in our hands when we go to Exeter. So depending on tonight's results we could still be in a good position, whichever way the Northampton/Exeter game goes.
  18. How many tickets do Walsall usually release for away fans
  19. Rob, I only live a few miles down the road from you in Weston Turville, whereabouts was this.
  20. He probably was injured initially. But for the last few weeks has been kept out of the side as Vale were looking to sell him on. Hence lack of updates on the injury. Which is not a criticism of Vale. It would be the common sense thing to do especially as we were looking for a decent fee. Nothing to do with the player not wanting to play or attitude.
  21. Well time will tell who is right and who is wrong. Will happily concede the point if he bombs out. Still a number of clubs considered his first touch, shooting etc good enough to offer a fee and a number of people on here hope we have a sell on clause. Let's see.
  22. In our current system I don't think there is a position that best suits him. Which was a point I was trying to make. Like I also don't really think there is a position that best suits Worrall in our system. My main point was that the contract offer was a bit of a red herring so the management had themselves covered in case it turned out to be a bad move. A sell on clause would be a good idea. We would have been in a strong position to ask for one. Does anyone know if we have. However the formation and style of play is the managers perogative. If it gets us promotion I certainly won't be moaning. I just feel we have lost a potentially very good player. Only time will tell on this one.
  23. With regards to offering Rodney a new contract. Why offer one to a player who cannot get into the first team and has eighteen months left on his current contract. And why would a player with that long left on his contract be interested in discussing one with so long left on his contract. However I do believe he was offered one, albeit a poor one, knowing full well under the circumstances the player would not have been interested at this stage, with so long left on his contract. They wanted him gone, but if after leaving, he becomes very successful then the management have a cast iron excuse saying they had no choice as he wanted to leave and refused a contract. Truth being he was never going to fit into Clarkes style of play, so wanted rid. Playing as a central striker having high balls lumped up to him with his back to goal, was never going to suit him. They know he has potential though so just covered themselves by offering a contract. Clarke may well be right and Rodney may prove to be a bit of a damp squib at Walsall. Only time will tell. If he was as bad as so many say. Why are so many hoping we have a sell on clause.
  24. Although the fans have probably little or no coaching experience a good number have been watching lower league football for near on fifty years. So not exactly inexperienced. They do have some idea.
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