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Ron C

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  1. By the same token, don't write the team off after 6 games Did you? I don't think I did. Don't count your chickens and don't get carried away with hyperbole like other teams will be more concerned with us because that is just silly talk.
  2. Exactly the points I'm trying to make. We might yet turn out well.....but let's not get above ourselves.....yet.
  3. More mindful of us? Don't be silly. Everyone loves a 'homer' but we need to be sensible. We are not a great team, as things stand, and we could yet again find ourselves fighting for our lives.
  4. I think this game is set up perfectly for us. They'll come at us with high expectations and play right into our stubborn path. Proverbial 'Banana Skin'. Bring it on. Play without fear and without the expectation of a big home crowd to keep happy.
  5. You think he's been honest? It's a funny world where someone can blatantly make a statement counter to facts and it be deemed honest. Remarkable but I hold people to a higher standard. If they fail it then I can ignore almost everything they say. He's full of BS. Bottom line is that we are close to being decent. We are also close to being awful. I'm content with mid-table as I understand where who we are but I'm not content will idiotic spin. The problem, for me, is that good teams find a way of winning when in the race. If they don't get that habit then we may end up struggling.
  6. You are right, his interviews are not as important as results. The culture of a club, however, feeds off its leaders. I am not impressed with him.
  7. He wasn't my choice either. I think Carol has been duped and is paying a very expensive price for this organisational set-up. That has to be balanced somewhere. What do I know? Tbf, Carol is no idiot in business. I hope her sense is better than mine here, too.
  8. We all get things wrong. Winning cures all evils. Anyone who doesn't want us to win isn't really a Vale fan, as far as I'm concerned. When we aren't winning, it irritates me even more.
  9. I don't think anyone could seriously be wanting them sacked, as we stand. My issue is that DC has come out with some astonishing rubbish, blaming everyone else but himself. I found his excuses last year laughable and fit only for children or people who have never really been involved with football. This season, he has spoken more. I see through his rubbish. It irritates me that others drink it up. All managers/coaches spin to some extent. His is classless and shameless blame shifting.
  10. You'd know Tone. You would know better than anyone.
  11. They speak right to you. Lap it up and enjoy it,
  12. An excellent comment. I always enjoy your thoughts, you're always level-headed and fair. I'm always a little harsh when we lose or appear to struggle. Like everything, winning cures all!
  13. If you look at what I've said, I can't stand his BS and I've not believed a word of it since he arrived. I don't want him sacked. I want him to succeed!!!! I'd just like him to have some class and not treat us like idiots.
  14. I agree. To barrack our own players/staff so early on is pretty despicable. I don't care who it is, if they are trying, then get behind them. Even DC, who I am thoroughly unimpressed with, I do not and will never barrack at a match. Hopefully, he'll work out well for us. He now has no excuses left to give. He has had time. He has had immense flexibility with the squad. It is his time to shine. Let's hope he does.
  15. Fair comment Wrex. If we accept that starting slowly is good enough then he can only be applauded. We couldn't get much worse. not a single win in 4. I would suggest that we will be around this position all season unless something changes drastically. Would we still be happy?
  16. Right, let's see what DC has to say. He always has some BS to spill out for us about how he knows what he is doing. Remember that our squad was too good to be in the position it was. Then it was awful and had had awful recruitment. Then it was the fitness, even though he'd had them for a month to make them that fit during a season. Then he was able to tell us that we would have a slow start to the season. He's full of it. At some stage, we will cotton on to his rubbish.
  17. Pope was a cracking player, Not for the last few seasons. Sadly, he became a waste of resources. Thankfully, we've moved on. Let's get back to talking about who can't score for us at the moment.
  18. This could be what really kicks our season off. Goals will make all the difference to confidence.
  19. You are quite correct, Cavalier. We have known all pre-season that we are probably going to find goals hard to come by. Proven players who score and create goals cost a fortune. We have to consider markets where the players are less well known and take a gamble. That is why I worry whether Wilson is going to pan out; he hasn't ever been under the radar. I assume DC & DF had their targets lined up and knew what they were/are doing. I don't, by the way, but you have to have hope and give them the benefit of the doubt, at present. When all said and done, we are only 1 game into the season and a lot can happen.
  20. Our deficiencies are clear. We've known for a few weeks. The window hasn't closed yet. Perhaps players will become available in the coming days. Fingers crossed. I'm not too disappointed by a 1-0 defeat against a decent side. We need to find goals or else morale drops and it becomes a habit. We're one game in so plenty of time.
  21. Great analysis Joe. You are correct. We're always great. I hadn't realised just how great we always are. Luckily, I have you to remind me that we are right to expect promotion every year.
  22. It's a time for optimism. I've been around long enough to know it's not that easy, though. I don't get carried away with highs nor the lows. Too many lows over my years!
  23. I like your enthusiasm. I'll delay my guarantees for a short time. I am not seeing us scoring much atm. I think we are solid and should be no pushovers but I'm not convinced promotion is looming. Mid-table is still better than most seasons in recent years.
  24. Genuinely excited for the coming season. DC must be counting his lucky stars at how he has been given such an opportunity to mold his own squad. Some solid additions who should be steady. My main concern is that we are lacking a cutting edge but that may well change before kick off. Hard working teams that can't score can give up and lose their way. Hard working teams with a cutting edge can do very well. We're part way there.
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