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  1. Considering the standard of opposition, the replay was probably the best Vale performance I have seen in my near on 60 years of watching Vale. That night, Guppy and Naylor were unplayable. Without exaggeration a Vale four or five goal victory would not have been unkind to Everton. And what sometimes goes unmentioned is that Everton were in fact the cup holders! Super, super performance!
  2. First of all, sincere congratulations to England for the win. But surely we have to be more proactive in the latter stages. With the way the draw had panned out its a relatively simple route to the final. But please actually try to win the game, rather hopeing not to lose in the first instance.
  3. Both goals came from getting the ball in wide positions. So why not try to do it more often?
  4. Good win, but why such a negative approach?
  5. An hour played and three efforts at goal. Southgate needs to be taken into account for his approach.
  6. He's not in the game because Southgate never tries to get the ball to him. What can he do if the ball is constantly passed sideways!
  7. Sweden must be the most boring team in history. They have one "tactic" tonight, which is to get everyman behind the ball and hope. Spain just need to up the pace a little and put Sweden more on the back foot and they will win comfortably. But Sweden, my God! At least have a go for heaven's sake!
  8. For me, it has to be Naylor's 2nd v Sunderland. If you watch the goal, check the sporting mackem behind the goal applauding his strike.
  9. OF, those days I used to have to work on Good Fridays so skipped work to go to the game. At 3-0 up I thought that the rollicking I was going to get at work was well worth it. After 90 mins, I wasn't so sure. Threatened with sack etc etc Thanks again Vale!!
  10. Going through some old stuff and came across this programme. The shivers are still running down my spine 44 years later! This is a topic for only people who were alive when Job was a lad, but how on earth did we lose the tie and ultimately our first "silverware"? Please put away any sharp implements now!
  11. I certainly have one, somewhere? Can't guarantee it's condition as it had a lot of use! Also sure it large size. But If I still have it, you're more than welcome to it! PM me about it.
  12. He must be up there with Eddie's "love" of North East refs in the George Courtenay era then 😩😩😩
  13. As I was taken to the Vale by my father from a very early age, I cannot remember going to my first game. My father died very young so I never thought to ask which game it was. However, my mother said that I first went when I was three or four, so I would have got my first Vale fix in '62 or '63 - ish! So envious of people who know, and remember, their first match!
  14. Although I echo your points, no one admitted to supporting the formation of the Premier League in 1992. But it happened (and was allowed to happen) yet years later the egotistical amongst us claim that it is the best league in the world when previously despising its conception. Anyone who thinks that football and football owners care about its supporters (I will exclude Carol from this comment) really needs to look at themselves in the mirror. Owners at any level have never cared about fans and never will. Divide and conquer, yet again, is the order of the day. And, sadly, will continue to be the case.
  15. Makes you wonder whether Vale bothered at all when signing Oyeleke. And Walsh. And Matthews. And....
  16. Superb performance, even with a depleted team as I remember. The Vale following was unbelievable, as was Van Der Laan's opener! Vale, not only playing at Annfield but actually taking the lead! Despite going 2-1 down I was so proud that we had given Liverpool a scare, but to equalise was out of this world. Outside the ground after the game, Bell scuttled past me clutching a few bottles of champagne (or maybe plonk) with a grin like a Cheshire cat! Happy, happy memories!!!
  17. His wife will be remembered for lots of things. He will be remembered for this ; http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-39806145
  18. But after the game will we be saying "heaven knows I'm miserable now"?
  19. I hope she genuinely has a poor game because, as history on these pages shows, the ref is roundly lambasted irrespective of his performance. At least if she is poor, the ensuing criticism will be justified.
  20. The word maverick could have been invented for Frank. A hugely talented player, he was a joy to watch, even in his early days at Huddersfield. He looked more like a biker than a footballer and his attraction for the opposite sex was well documented. Too many players today are sanitised at an early age to be media friendly. Fans want to relate to their hero's, not hear the now too often well rehearsed soundbites. Fans could relate to Frank. He lived in their world. The real world, unlike today's footballers parallel world. Goodbye Frank and thanks for the sparkling entertainment.
  21. Pre game I just hoped we could give them a game. But after 20 minutes it was game on! That gave the crowd and the team the lift that they needed and Spurs seemed intimidated by the situation and could settle into the game. A young Neil Ruddock had a nightmare of a game nearly scoring an own goal early on, but his goal after 70 odd minutes led to a tense and nervy finale. Never before had I been in such a terrific atmosphere and the Vale Park crowd definately dragged us over the line that day!
  22. I don't get the anti Salford deal. Yes, they spend more than they take in and are bankrolled by a rich owner. Tell me one club who doesn't and isn't.
  23. Looks a difficult day to pick winners with some big fields around this afternoon. Monkfish in the 1.55 looks a good nap, but at 1/3 theres no value. So I'm taking on the favourite in the opener with the Harry Cobden/Paul Nicholls combination of BRAVEMANSGAME at 4/1 and an each way punt on SCEAU ROYAL at 14/1 in the 3.05 hoping that the good to soft conditions are to his advantage. But the Bookie's need a good day after yesterday's mauling.
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