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  1. Im sure the club are working on it. Sometimes these things take time. If it takes to beyond the weekend to get the deal right, that's how long it will take. I dont think it is our management's style to rush a decision and possibly get it wrong.
  2. If the players identified are not within our budget, and others would not improve the quality of the squad, in my view, the management is right to wait.
  3. Isnt it normally free to get in? That's what I've heard from 365 employees!
  4. Recruitment is tough, especially when your standards are high. My take is that we have a solid group (largely thanks to the last two windows), and we are now looking to bring in people who will strengthen the group, without breaking the wage structure. Those two aims mean you will sometimes get knocked back. I’m hoping, and expecting that there will be players coming in to cover the exposed areas of the squad over the next week, but I’d rather wait for the right deal than dive in for the wrong one.
  5. I'm sorry Taylor has gone, but not devastated. From the player's point of view, it seems a weird move, but I'm sure he's getting the best possible advice from his people
  6. Sorry Rob this belongs on the Bobby Madden thread
  7. Refs who are already on the up, such as Jarrod Gillett and Madley, tend to manage games in a completely different way from the run of the mill league 2 guys. A lot of the ones I’ve seen in league 2 tend to concentrate on the wrong things (throws from the right place, wanting to stop the game all the time,) generally wanting to impose themselves, but not really knowing how to. The need to impose themselves includes taking every decision themselves, and not using the liners as assistant refs. They seem to ref for the assessor, rather than just concentrate on letting the players play. Maybe it’s down to the way they are managed…
  8. Winning one nil at Wolves in about 1995. Guppy wasting time at the end with a bit of fun by the corner flag. However, this last few months has provided the biggest concentration of great Vale days that I can remember.
  9. Academies are a lot of nonsense. Kids should be playing with their mates. The cream will rise to the top anyway. Discuss
  10. Brian


    Yes. Absolutely. I've been coming to the Vale 'only' since 1989, so I've seen some good times and some tough times, but I've never felt so proud of my club as I was today. Thank you Carol and Kevin and everyone who has worked so hard to make today happen.
  11. In January, our owners found £50,000 to buy Connor Hall. Now they are going to be fined, probably a similar amount, because some fans chose to goad opposition fans, rather than just enjoying the moment. makes you think. Or if it doesn’t, it should
  12. In an ideal world, nobody would ‘give a rats ass’. However, we are not in an ideal world, and Jake has shown a lot of courage. It would be nice if we all acknowledged that, and wish him well.
  13. for what its worth, I thought Charsley was absolutely immense today. £50k well spent
  14. Porter, Joyce, Pett, Pilkington (George). All players that make those around them look better. Also, one from the current squad, who is a bit of an unsung hero is Ryan Edmondson. Every time he has come on, he's done a job, and he's very rarely been allowed to play in his best position. Good attitude!
  15. Steady Carol. Dont want to go 'full Delia' yet
  16. dont know why anyone posts during the game!
  17. No, cos it is still effective. Vale had to be right on it today to stop them
  18. There is always the 10 match deal
  19. Still great value, and cant imagine this increase putting any current ST holders off. Would like to see more done to encourage the occasional visitor. There must be a lot of football fans in the Potteries questioning their options at the moment!!
  20. Carl from RS was right. We’ve caught Sutton
  21. Best away days 1. Maine Road (Kinkladze/Porter) 2. Molineux 3. Galpharm/John Smiths - 2 matches: last day survival and the Dodds/Richards game 4. Vicky Ground - Van Der Laan and an unnamed player mooning out of the Away dressing room window 5. Cheltenham. Great real ale and food pub, Pope’s hat trick and that 3rd round draw Worst has to be the Day of the Poncho at Gillingham
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