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  1. Quite like the kit actually, really good atmosphere round the ground today too. Looking forward to see what they do with the away kit now.
  2. Definitely agree that we need more league one experience, for me that’s in key areas like up front, midfield and in goal. Don’t agree with Cass being a step up on Gibbo at all, at best he’s a makeshift right back and he’s certainly no wing back long term. RCB is his best position I think.
  3. Agree with this, Cass isn’t a right back or a wing back IMO. We need cover / competition for Worrall.
  4. I think I’ll reserve judgement Funso when I see him play, everyone lost their heads last year when Garrity signed and look how that turned out listening to opposition fans on a forum. There’s always a lot of negatives when someone leaves. On paper seems like the kind of experience we need though.
  5. So we got Worrall as first choice RWB with the back up of the new lad and Cass then.
  6. I just can’t see us being so top heavy in midfield. If we look at our formations last year we only usually played with 3 central midfielders with 2 wingbacks outside those. That’s 4 of them missing out. Whether the Taylor rumours are true or not I think at this stage of his career he needs to be playing regularly. We all know he won’t once Conlon is fit. Is Charsley good enough to make the step up? Personally I wasn’t that impressed with him last season. Great workrate but lacked that little bit of composure and quality.
  7. Nobodody needs too I think someone will, his signing leaves us with seven central midfielders. I predicted that we’d see some of the currently under contract players going. I think that’s still the case.
  8. Got my hopes up for a right back. Wonder who’s leaving out of the current midfielders then?
  9. Some very good points made in that chat on the latest news. Quite well balanced. I did think that might have been a bit of a safe and boring guest, actually turned out to be an interesting chat with Dan. Good stuff throughout.
  10. Are we? Conlon isn’t fit yet. So we have Garrity, Taylor, Walker and Pett to start the seasonn with. I think we may need another body, no point signing this lad if he’s still out injured.
  11. If there is any truth in the Cadden rumour he played on the left for FGR, would that mean we are looking to offload Hussey? I think your argument is flawed. You should be comparing it to the players that were brought in to play wing back that he was keeping out the side. I think you’d be very surprised what he was on. I have no reason to disbelieve the person that told me that he was on hundreds rather than the thousands of those comparable players (Benning and Hussey). Benning played just slightly more games, but in my eyes I think it’s fair to say both those players offered less to the side in terms of their contributions over the games they played. I also think you’ve got a very short memory with the amount of assists and goals he was involved in over the course of the season. I wouldn’t have thought that and the effect he had on the side was in doubt? Whilst he may not have been binned off as such, the very strong rumours swirling around from people within that our offer was so low it effectively ensured he was forced out no matter how much the manager may have wanted to keep him. Shame really, but the king is dead long live the king and hopefully we have someone lined up because we need backup/competition for Worrall on that side.
  12. That’s the perfect case in point. Everyone is high on the euphoria of the Swindon game using the Hamil and then the Wembley promotion.
  13. I wonder how we are going to be affected by last seasons restrictions on attendances? If we get the balance right we can potentially maximise both ends of the ground during the season, switching between bigger away following in the Hamil and then using it to tempt more homes fans into that end for other fixtures.
  14. True, but it’s ok to not agree with every decision and just “trust the process” (fkn hate that phrase - popeys fault that). Even if that decision to sign an injured player is just a rumour and hasn’t happened yet 😀 It’s actually true what he said, watch the footage back and you clearly see Stone apologise to the team saying it was him. He shouted for it, that’s why the ball got left. You’re actually clutching at straws really, losing a man at a corner for a goal in one game and there’s actually nowt else other than that to say why he was a rubbish defender. Yet again another case of a player leaves and so he must have been rubbish in some way. We need a group hug.
  15. Time will tell, not every decision made is right, but he’s going to be taking up a valuable squad place and with conlon probably not making the start of the season too then that’s more pressure on the midfield. As things stand right now we are going into the preseason with a squad built for league two. So I think it’s a fair concern that we’ve rumoured to be adding a player who’s not played for a whole season. I think we need to sprinkle a little more league one experience on the squad with a couple of name signings. I had a forward, keeper, midfielder and a right back in my head. Not sure why you keep mentioning a player not moving to the championship as a negative against his quality. Every Vale fan knows how good he was for us and everyone knows you would have been well chuffed had he signed an extension, just like we all would have been. I think you’re lashing out in that upset angry love kind of way 😀 Maybe he has all the trust in the world in his hamstrings, but took a stand for himself (didn’t want to leave by all accounts) and so has moved to them to be able to move forward in his career (if that makes sense). No idea about the personal life digs though, that’s a bit stalky that.
  16. WTF we’re signing a player who hasn’t played for a year? That’s a massive gamble. edit: just seen unofficial Vale have posted about It on Twitter too.
  17. I don’t believe for one minute that he went in there demanding to made the top earner. Agreed on Cass he isn’t a fullback or a wingback IMO. He should be RCB with Worrall in front or another RWB. Cass can cover there if needed but not a long term thing. Cass had a lot of defensive shortcomings last year and I think he’s being put on a pedestal over Gibbo is purely because he’s gone. But the comparison between the 2 just isn’t there. Totally different players. Also had Gibbo signed we would have been doing cartwheels not moaning about him. Just usual fan behaviour when a player leaves.
  18. I think you answered your own questions. He was good for us and you know he was. I’m guessing you also think that he was better than hussey and Benning too over last season as well. I never thought he was championship good though. Bristol must think he’s worth the gamble whilst I’m genuinely surprised that we didn’t. There’s no shame in going to another league one club though is there, just because it’s not championship club or a Sheffield Wednesday doesn’t indicate his quality. I’m sure Bristol Rovers will have just as much of a go at next season as we will. It’s a whole other debate as to whether they are a bigger club than us or not currently. Now we need to go out and prove the decision right with a player of better quality who will give us 40 games a season.
  19. Stats can be interpreted anyway to suit any point. 31 games last season vs 12 the season before shows a different trend. Reading Yatesy column the other day he was mentioning the turned ankle he got last season, no player could ever prepare themselves for that type of injury could they. If he had been out with the same hamstring injury as the season before that was pretty much written off then of course it points to that injury being an ongoing issue. I’m not saying he should be a massive earner either, I would be surprised if he thought that too, but he was worth his weight in the squad and proved it a lot over the course of the games he played in last season.
  20. That’s the type of player we need as a wing back.
  21. I think you’re wrong. Across all competitions, just doubled checked it too in Wikipedia. 31 last season and 12 the season before. Fully fit mal Benning played 36 last season and Chris hussey got in 19. I’m as gutted as anyone that gibbo went but I’m not rose tinted enough to try and dumb down his impact last season just because he’s gone. I’ll die on the hill that he was better than both those 2 who came in last season, he was mainly first choice over them and had more of an impact than both of them over the course of the season. 31 games this season vs 12 the season before to me indicates a player improving his injury record and going the right way over the previous season when he got the bad injury. We’ll never know now, well I suppose we will by what he does for Bristol next season, but we move on anyway.
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