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  1. 7 minutes ago, TJHValiant said:

    Really disappointed. I had really enjoyed that match, first time I have been utterly fixed on a game from start to finish for ages. Should have won, but Guthrie missed so many easy ones with Worrall giving him great service. Robinson not much better and as for Rodney, he just doesn’t convince out wide on tonight’s evidence.

    Thats the 1st game since Exeter away I have felt emotionally involved in. Brilliant work rate. More please Darrell.

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  2. 2 minutes ago, TylerB said:

    For a team that hasn't scored in 4 of the last 5 games some people seem incredibly optimistic. We played pretty well tonight until the final bit, but let's not forgot just how truly awful Oldham were.

    Difference is we created chances tonight and didn't get that bit of luck which we desperately need. In those other games we never created anything.

    If we play with that intensity, desire with a bit of creativity we will score. It will only take one goal for it to change and the confidence to come back.

    We have extended the gap from the bottom 2 and we have Wozza and Amoo back from injury.Give them a couple of games to start firing and we will be OK.

    Oldham were awful but you can say the same for at least 15 teams in this league.

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  3. 2 hours ago, 1 said:

    Probably not a popular opinion, but the questions asked during the press conference are absolutely dire. It’s like they’re scared to ask something that the fans want to know for fear of having their head bitten off. They had to build up to tentatively asking whether we’ll have any bloody players back for tomorrow 

    Its always been the case mate although I think Clarke set his stall out within the 1st few calls. The only difference now is you get to watch it for what it is now. I actually quite like it and hope it continues post covid .It gives you a better understanding what is said and in the context rather than Sentinel headline or edited audio on the radio.

  4. Interesting to hear Clarke said he lost his head on Saturday in the dressing room. Another good interview from him. If only we played in the pitch how he talks.

    A must win game tomorrow and I think we WILL FINALLY WIN and the start of the climb away from the bottom two.

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  5. 37 minutes ago, Joe B said:

    Neal is by far the best keeper we had in the 2010s but lost out to Scott Brown in the fan vote because of recency bias. Superb all round keeper, and that's probably why, with him in goal, we won promotion and then finished 9th in League 1

    Neal was excellent during the spell although Alnwick was on another level once he built a bit of confidence.


  6. 45 minutes ago, stupers said:

    Hi mate. I think since Clarke came in things are a lot tighter media wise. We did have a current player lined up, all agreed to come on, and then he broke off contact. We can’t say for sure, but he was very keen so it seemed strange to us unless someone had told him not to do it. I’m not saying the club are wrong to get involved (if they have!) but I think the message out of the club is being controlled differently. You only have to see the Clarke pre match pressers to see that.

    If I was boss I would close ranks and stop everything until the battle is over. At this time they all need to come together (unlike the Brown interview stating the bloody obvious) don't say anything and develop a siege mentality. PVFC v the rest of the world for the next 2 months.


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  7. 4 hours ago, Breadwinner said:

    Strolling around like he was at the beach ,there second goal May is his man and he is behind the goalie when it goes in Smith that is,

    What about Mills standing too far off his man to stop a cross coming in .He does it time and time again each time he's plays which is why we are so vulnerable. It was no coincidence all the attacks came down that side of the pitch.

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  8. 11 hours ago, Bald Eagle said:

    Were  there a lot of games for him to scout at in the mornings?

    Depends where you travel to doesn't it. I know exactly what was happening at the time. One day it will eventually come out.

  9. 12 hours ago, Breadwinner said:

    MY Mark's Brown 4 made a few good saves  but you do not bottle out of kicking the ball away and the second hits him and goes in ,the third goal a lucky goal bouncing shot .

    Mills 4 no confidence on the ball at all and no confidence when it come to defending either 

    Legge 5 thought he was the only one playing at the back at times today 

    Smith 3 lousy over rated and downright awful always miles away from his player Mark's fresh air .

    Crookes 5 improved as game went on .

    Taylor 3 decent effort at goal but was not winning the ball or driving us forwards ,replaced all in all ineffective 

    Joyce 5 another one who's performance improved in last 20 you have to ask what the lousy long ball hoofing created first 77 mins ,nearly scored a equaliser which the goalie did well save .

    Conlon 4 struggling to see what he offers .

    Hurst 4 scored but generally didnt have a good game not involved as game passes him by.

    Guthrie 1 unacceptable terrible performance offered zilch lost the ball was dominated ,crap in a word 

    Rodney 5 ,4 of that mark for last 20 where he played well after moving from being a lousy centre forward to a good go for it Wideman .

    I think you are being very generous with your marks this week.

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  10. 17 hours ago, Badgerspaws said:

    Many would consider the second goal conceded as being unfortunate, and indeed it was. But the cross from the left that lead up to the goal passed no greater than three yards in front of Brown, who never moved a muscle. Two strides and he would have caught it. What do we pay Ronnie Sinclair to do?


    Mistakes happen and I accept the 1st one is calamity by Brown not been decisive although why the hell is Mills not blocking the runner off? These things can happen sadly a few times to Brown this season.

    What really annoyed me the most during the game leading upto the 2 goal was they hoofed the ball upto May.He had 6 yards of space to bring the ball down and play it out to the left. We had 3 <ovf censored> CB's on the pitch marking and they couldn't figure out who was going to mark him!!! 

    The 3rd goal tipped over the edge.How basic was that goal. Midfield where missing in action again. I saw criticism of Smith on that but he was marking the other striker at the back post. Its upto the midfield to follow the runner into the box. The dog had walk out the room.

    I'm still fizzing about that <ovf censored> abysmal performance. That group of players are not fit to wear the shirt.

  11. Just now, darren1810 said:

    I've got huge concern though mate that we are pinning hopes on players who have had long term injury. I know Worrall will of only missed 4 or 5 but he's bound to be thrust in. 

    Although having said that what are our other options ? 

    It is a big danger they break down again like Gibbo. We just just don't have any other options.

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  12. 4 minutes ago, werstayinup said:

    Not painting over massive cracks and a poor 80 minutes today but 2 defensive blunders did us today(Clarke cant really do anything about that). I am just clinging to a bit of hope that getting the 2 goals and potentially getting a win on Tuesday could boost confidence massively especially if Worrall is close to coming back.

    I'm clinging to hope that both Amoo and Wozza will be back in he next couple of weeks for the massive away games at Barrow and Grimsby which will probably decide our fate. I also hope DC has also figured out that Rodney is not a stiker and has to play as a winger rather than a striking role. 


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  13. 7 minutes ago, Sandyford_Lion said:

    We have an awful run of fixtures and perhaps its good to get them out of the way with so many players missing. Once we have a full squad to pick from , that is when we need the 4 wins for safety.

    I agree we that however the problem is we have many players missing since October. 6 months on still waiting.

    We need minimum 5 points from the next 3 home games. Oldham now a must win game.

  14. Don't let 2 late goals paper over what was an absolute disgrace of a performance from the whole team today. I would have every single on of them in training tomorrow and make them watch that again. Then keep running around the Bycars pitch until they drop. 

    Too many of those players are going through the motions and don;t deserve to be a professional footballer.

    There are some the worst players I have ever seen in Vale shirt. Can't wait for the summer they can all <ovf censored> off.


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  15. 1 hour ago, The Kalamazoo Kid said:

    BTW who is this former Vale favourite that you talk about? - Kevin Kent?.......the best thing about him were his initials! 😆

    I quite liked KK on Radio Stoke when he did the commentary although I remember Brian Horton  gave him a bit hard time whenever he tried to question him after a defeat.

  16. 22 hours ago, ELDERBEZZA said:

    Aspin WAS involved in training, as I watched many times.

    I was very well informed by a member of the 1st team set-up he was rarely involved in training.

  17. 22 hours ago, Guitar Ray said:

    I beg to differ slightly regarding Clarke not having a choice at present, whilst I can understand the reasoning for playing 352, which if memory serves isn't what he tried in his first game anyway, I think with the players he has unavailable he may be better off going back to 433.  With Gibbo, Monty, Wozza injured Clarke's currently knackered for wingbacks playing 352.  Mills on the right? Who on the left? Hurst? Fitz?  For my money he's currently got more options playing a back 4.  Also I think Rodney has looked better, more effective, out wide in a front 3 rather than more central in a 2.

    I agree he has more options to play a back 4 player wise but we just conceded too many chances and goals which is why I don't think he has a choice at present. Its a case of keeping the game as tight as possible and try to nick a goal from a set-piece.

    I expect the approach to change after Cheltenham and we see a switch to 4-2-3-1 if Amoo is ready to play. We need to get Rodney outwide on the LW so he can run at players at VP in the open space where he is dangerous. 

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