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  1. Lazy or a necessity due to lack of infastructre and scouting network at the club. I know what the club's answer is. Signings where <ovf censored> in the main. I don't think anyone could make a reasonable counter argument on that but I think Askeys signing reflect the resources available at the club from a scouting point of view. Thats why we have been limited to Notts Forest (thanks to Sproey) and players Askley know from Macc or Shrewsbury. Aspin rarely was involved in training, he was out scouting players himself so was always away watching games which is why we fell apart w
  2. To be fair to Amoo his games record played last season was decent - only struggled this year.Why?? Thats what the new management team are trying to work out. He's not really a perennial crock like Manny.
  3. How long did it take you to put your make up on?
  4. It only needs one fluky goal of someones arse to win and change to transform the confidence of the team. It think its noticeable the defence have looked a lot more confident in the last few games which is a good place to start. Clarke just needs to tweak it a little bit to make us more dynamic.
  5. Trouble is we have been on a terrible losing run conceding goals for fun playing that way. I don't think he has a choice at present other than 352 however until the midfield 3 are prepared to put the foot on the ball and pass then we are pissing in the wind.
  6. It was very poor defending for the goal. I don' think we would have conceded that goal if we where still playing 352 but switched to 451 following Gibbo injury. Just illustrates why we need 3 CB's to be solid. Rodney is never a striker in million years. LW for me. Give him room to receive the ball too feet and push it past the defender and run to cause problems.
  7. The ref wasn't great but even with VAR that is never a penalty. The player turned his back with his arm behind him and it him and was struck from 3 yards away.What is he supposed to do?
  8. To be fair to Crookes I'm sure he wasn't the only one.
  9. And that is the issue - he's still learning how to play and is nowhere ready for this level of football yet we are leaning on him to try and create for us. Shows how desperate times are.
  10. Huff and powder puff.... relying on Hurst to create chances showing again he's not good enough for this level. Formation changed 4 times during the game mainly due to injuries to Monty and Gibbo but never looked like we would create anything in open play. Nobody taking the responsibility to get the foot on the ball to try and create something. Very poor with the ball again. Desperately missing Worrall & Amoo creativity and good decision making. Only positive Theo looked hungry to do well... can't think of anything else. We need our luck to change with injuries.
  11. Posters showing their age in this thread😀
  12. After much deliberation and breaks my heart to leave some out here we go... GK Grew RB Aspin CB Glover CB Sproson LB Tankard LW Guppy CM Walker CM Earle RW Ainsworth CF Naylor CF Beckford Subs GK Alnwick, S Mills, I Taylor, Hazel,Pope(1st time), Foyle, I love committed players which is why Aspin, Sproson and Ainsworth are in the eleven as a balance to the silky skills of Glover, Walker and Guppy. Very difficult to pick the strikers with no place for Jones (1st stint), Futcher (loved him) or L Mills. Gutted can't find a place for Darren Hughes in defence, Bogie,Van Der Laan
  13. I don't think fans hounded out Askey, they never attended any games unless you think he was trowling social media searching for fans feedback? No we where hurtling towards the bottom end of the division under Askey,the players had stopped giving effort and he knew his time was up which is why he was extremely emotional after the game at Mansfield. Who could blame him. His players had badly let him down after he had been very loyal to them in the summer? The clown we are led by now, own the evidence of 3 games so far, with players who had downed tools under Askey has got them giving m
  14. We will only know that after the season has finished.
  15. Its all about the confidence. The contrast between the two teams you can sum up with our efforts on goal and the goal they scored. Most of our efforts where blocked because we want to take 2 or 3 touches before we feel like we can have a crack.There lad just ran on to the ball and smashed it. The situation towards the end of the game where Burgess has it on the edge of the area, takes too many touches before a really soft pass to left to Taylor who then never looked like he really wanted to shoot either really sums up where we are as a team at present.
  16. Tough take that one. I thought we deserved a point and the better team in the 2nd half. Played some nice passes and link up play in the 1st half with Conlon,Taylor,Burgess but lacking that final pass or decisiveness from the front players to score. Guthrie has to score that chance or even square it to Rodney. I really don't understand why we still played 352 with Hurst and LWB. The lad is struggling to know how to play LM/LW as it is. We have too many of him in our squad, players who are just not good enough for this level. If we are that solid between now and the end of the se
  17. We will see how good of a coach Clarke is. 😀
  18. I've got a really good feeling about today's match. I reckon Clarke will get his first win against the league leaders. I'm going for 2-1.
  19. MBE

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    Thats the most depressing thing I have ever seen on here. Lets hope we just pay him off and cut our loses on him.
  20. MBE

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    I think a lot will depend on the formation Clarke will want to play going forward. I suspect from playing Walsall his favoured system is 4-2-3-1 but will want to be able to change things around to 4-5-1 and 4-4-2. He has to find a way we take advantage of the unique size of the pitch in this league at VP but also adaptable for the Sunday parks like Newport and Morecambe. Clarke's already indicated he wants versatility from his players which probably rules a few players out. I think with the investment we have made in Taylor and Rodney I personally would like him find a system to play
  21. You're right he's OK at tackling on the odd occasion he gets close enough to his player. The problem is he can't pass, lacks concentration and his positional sense to read the game is no better than schoolboy football. Other than that he would be a perfect backup for Joyce.
  22. We have been shipping/gifting goals for fun with one of the worst defences in the league this year, if not one of the worst Vale defence for a generation. What do you really expect the manager to do? We need to be defensive and nick a goal here and there to win a couple of games to secure safety before a major summer rebuild.
  23. If you recall earlier in the season Askey said Mills could play there🤣
  24. You're right you do sound bitter. Are you really suggesting Walsall wanted to sack him but couldn't afford to pay him off? Our team has look more organised in two games than we have already this season since Clarke has been in charge. I'm unconcerned about signings, Clarke won't be doing them its the DOF. His job at PVFC is to coach the team to win football matches. His record suggests he can do that. Time well tell but it doesn't half create a great rivalry between us. Bring on next season when fans are allowed back and it will be a great atmosphere. Good luck for the rest of the se
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