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  1. No, not from the tele . It just showed his antics more clearly on ESPN than it would on iFollow. He has history , or hadn’t you noticed. So let him know all you want. He may be sitting on your lap if Connor Hall gets near him Thursday. You two can have a nice chat.
  2. From what I saw of him yesterday , I don’t think he has grown up at all, and I don’t think he ever will. He did score twice , to be fair , but his whole approach is very childish.For example, Frank Worthington was a real character in a decade of many, but McKirdy will never be a man like him. Too many demons there , I’d say.
  3. We’re 2-1 down , and somewhat fortunate to be in that position . Swindon had two golden chances to put it to bed . I thought that Vale were holding their own 1st half up to the goal. Then , up steps McKirdy to stir things up. Why wasn’t there a man on each post for that corner? Vale were coping well though, but if that ball that flew across the 6 yard area had been poked in, that might have been it. But it wasn’t and despite their 2nd , which was lucky enough, after an excellent save by Stone, Vale reacted very well . In the end , we were unlucky ourselves. I thought Proctor’s shot from outside the area was going into the top right corner, but it was left to Wilson to give us all hope and confidence for Thursday. It will have to be much better though. An early goal and they might crumble, but they’re a good side , and we’ll definitely have to be at it. No excuses.
  4. I’d take 1-1 all day. Garrity 76th min. Safe travels Vale fans, and roar on the Vale. Getting emotional. Off to bed. UTV
  5. I agree. Both are cut from the same cloth. Brown is as good as Barton for going in studs ups , and has had several fights in his time at Celtic. Imagine those two in the tunnel ? Well worth £20.
  6. That’s right, and you have some memory. That was a great night at strikes, and I was very very drunk. I’m sure that club is long gone now. Thanks
  7. Put the scoreboard in the Family Stand area, and make it bigger.
  8. He played at the Houston Rodeo in March . His wife sang with him . Brilliant show.
  9. The new Arcade Fire album. WE. Very good.
  10. I went to his house in 1972 for that Blackburn match, but I stayed with the Bennetts. It was a long time till I saw the next match in 1977 v Burnley in the cup. I was going to London to try to get work. Stayed in the George on the Friday and a bnb after the match . What a day that was. When Vale scored the winner through Derek Brownbill , I think, , I lost my wallet on the Lorne St. terrace, and a few mins later , a man tapped me on the shoulder and handed it to me. I wasn’t able to go to the 5th Round at Villa Park, and London eat me alive , returning to Ireland 3 months later. One Vale fan told me that I could apply for work at Wedgewood, but I didn’t do it.
  11. I can’t speak highly enough of the Bennetts They were a lovely couple who treated me so well . If I remember right, there was only one coach going to Aldershot. There will be a few more going to Swindon next week. It’s only the Vale for me , TMB. Thanks very much .
  12. I hitched a lift from Thurles, County Tipperary to Dublin in November 1973. I’d been following the Vale for 5 years at that time , and had been writing to a Mr.&Mrs. Bennett, who lived in Sneyd Green, and were running the Supporters Club . Got the ferry to Holyhead, train to Crewe, and on to Longton. Walked from Longton to Sneyd Green, before miraculously finding the Bennetts walking out their front door to get the coach to Aldershot. They were shocked and delighted to see me, as I hadn’t told them. Vale drew 0-0, and on the following Monday I went to Vale Park to see them play Blackburn Rovers. I had met a chap whose name was Paul , and he lived in the first semi detached house past the Hamil end , overlooking the ground. He brought me over to the Railway entrance and handed me a load of Golden Goal tickets and off I went selling them . How I found myself on the cinder track in front of the Railway Paddock , is beyond me, but a policeman soon put me right, and into the Paddock I went. Vale lost 2-1 , Woodward scored a piledriver from 20 yards, and I was in a daze . I couldn’t believe what was happening. It was the best football experience of my life , hands down. Sorry to go on, but do any of you remember the Bennetts?They were lovely people, and they treated me like a son. I was 18. In fact , everyone was so kind. Would anyone know who Paul was? Slim chance , I suppose. But Vale Park , the lights , Woodward’s goal. It was magic . UTV
  13. I would never admire anything that FC Franchise does.
  14. Well done fred. Congratulations on your promotion. All the best for next season.
  15. The players can have a good rest now after a terrific performance today. Get ready for Swindon , wind up McKirdy down there , red card , off to Wembley. Easy eh? UTV
  16. Whew!! That was a long 90 mins. Magnificent Vale. Well done lads. Super Vale Away !!!
  17. Smart move . Enjoy the bike ride with your better half, and hopefully you’ll be looking forward to an extended season for the Vale when you get back. UTV
  18. It’s going to be 22C at kickoff time, so a fairly toasty afternoon in store for both sides, considering the English weather. Who will handle it better? Meanwhile, it’s going to be 35C here in Houston. Very hot for this time of year. It’s all relative . Up the Vale !!
  19. I like that idea . Perhaps you could mention it to Carol. I can just picture that , and it would have a great atmosphere, not to mention the financial possibilities it would bring.
  20. I think we’ve had our chance to go up, falling at the last hurdle with the three losses. You can’t do that and expect promotion. Exeter are a very good side , and by 5pm on Saturday , will be crowned champions. Swindon will do what we couldn’t, and handily beat Walsall. Sutton , Northampton and Bristol Rovers, who will hammer Scunthorpe, will all win . Then we go again , as Rob Jones used to say , in poxy L2 next season . That’s the reality. Of course , football isn’t built on reality, but whether through players being burnt out, injuries , Covid, or tactical changes , the fans will be left with “ the hope that kills you” feeling throughout the summer, and it’s Crawley /Barrow/ away again on a freezing cold Tuesday night in January. For a team that lost once in 19 games, what the hell happened?
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