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  1. Assuming Proctor is out and Cass back, I would try and get on the front foot from the start which we never did last night and go 4-3-3. Lucas Gibbons Cass Smith Jones Pett Conlon Garrity Worrall Wilson Politic Would love to see Gibbons and Worrall combining down the right to great effect like we have seen before. I know we are sitting pretty but for me Worrall is wasted at wing back and needs to be played in his most effective position. If Walker is fit be tempted to make a change in the midfield and possibly bring him in for Garrity, just feel last 3 games the midfield has slightly struggled and might be worth changing up.
  2. Don't agree, Worrall has played so many games for us down the left and maybe not as good as he is down the right, still managed to assist a large number of goals for us. I remember the season that was cut short he ended up playing a large number down the left with Amoo on the right. I would have thought a tricky player like Politic can play anywhere across the forward line, for me he has to start and if Proctor is injured, a 3 of Worrall, Wilson and Politic is as good as anything in this league.
  3. I'd be disappointed if we did not take 700+ for this game. We are top 4, even with traffic, probably only an hour and half, A50 never as bad as having go down or up the M6 for a game. As Vale fans, we would be calling a team in top 4 small if they brought a following to a game at Vale even for a night match. We not had an away game since the opening day of the season when travelled in big numbers so hoping we can do this, if Grimsby can take 1000 to Altrincham on a night match and the same to Woking on a Saturday sure we can do similar. Hoping on Saturday morning I can get my ticket so not having pay the extra money on the day, maybe we should start asking for extra tickets for the away games as all the initial allocations seem to have been sold out this season and people then having pay extra on the day does not seem right.
  4. With Mark Cooper in charge I expect them to be more of a footballing team and to try and pass out from the back and this will suit us. We seem to be better against these sides rather than the more direct sides, however looking at possession stats from this season, both us and Barrow in the bottom 7 for average possession.
  5. I don't think Clarke will change the formation and he's probably right with sitting 4th in the table but would like to see a 4-3-3 formation for this game, I just want to see Worrall doing what he does best in this division and that is wide right or left in a 3 up top and not having to worry about the defensive responsibilties. I also really would like us to give Politic a run out and not 15 mins at the end of the game and for me he it needs a switch of formation to accommodate him. My team would be Covolan Gibbons Cass Smith Jones Pett Garrity Conlon Worrall Proctor Politic Let us have another fast start but try and maintain it in the second, felt we started great in the majority of the games but seem to sit back in the second period and invite pressure on ourselves. An important game as while sitting pretty where we are only 3 points above 14th and it would look an average start. Not sure what to expect from Barrow but maybe with Mark Cooper he will be similar to as he was with Forest Green and like to play out from the back and if so I expect us to win the game by 2 goals.
  6. I agree with the last bit about the subs costing us the game, Proctor surely had to stay on, I could not believe it when I saw his number up. After a great cameo last week and good performance in midweek I thought Politic should have come on. As good as Legge has been for us, there is no way I would find room in the team for us now when he does come back, who out of Smith, Cass and Jones would you drop, Cass and Jones have been great additions and make us far better to watch than with Legge just launching it long. We might concede a few more but I feel we are going to end up outscoring the opposition more often than not.
  7. Completely agree, so many Liverpool supporters who live in our area, can easily get 200+ of their supporters through the gate if promoted well enough, any extra finances will go down well and might not seem much but always helpful.
  8. Over 180 Liverpool fans at Bolton last night, nearly 4 times more than Rochdale brought to Vale.
  9. Enjoyed the game, some decent performances out there and while it might not matter to some, that goal was worth £10,000 and hopefully another win at home to Liverpool, this could pay for a new signing in January. I presume if Rochdale won at home to Bolton and we beat Liverpool, it will come down to goal difference so a big win might be needed in the next game as Liverpool lost both games heavily.
  10. We said exactly the same thing in there on Saturday, great work been done by Carol with improvements all over on and off the pitch but this is something that needs to be sorted urgently. I don't know what the costs are to sort but really needs addressing.
  11. Harry Smith nearly caused a riot a few weeks back when Orient played Bradord and flicked a lighter in front of the Bradford fans when celebrating a goal, seems to be a complete idiot. I thought for the first 45 minutes we were excellent, completely on top should have been at least 3, what a signing Garrity has been, doubted why we had signed but happy to be proved wrong, he is quality. Only negative is we seem to be starting the second half slowly in games after been in front and could end up costing us. After they scored I thought we got on top again and if anyone was going to score it was us so was gutted when they got their second. Great fighting spirit to recover from conceding so late and 2 fantastic finishes to win us the game, biggest mental at a game for years. We finally have players to come off the bench who can change the game for us and will prove crucial over the season.
  12. My opinion as well, I know a number of teams do it but doesn't make it right and spoils the game. Lots of people will come on here moaning about teams wasting time in games to come and shouting all kinds of abuse when we do it. It worked on Saturday as they were on top at the time but supporters should think before booing next time opposition does it we are just as guilty. Anyway looking forward to Orient on Saturday, finally started looking forward to going again.
  13. Agree he took some stick maybe undeserved but Vale fans will put up with a lot but if you put the effort in, our fans tend to stay with them. He just looks completely off the pace, uninterested and sadly for me there was a lack of effort there and looks like he has put some weight on from last season. At times today reminded of a quicker JJ Hooper. I thought Clarke got his decisions completely wrong today, big fan of the manager but dropping Walker was a mistake and then unless we had injuries, there should have been 1 change at half time. WIth 30 minutes plus to play, to make all 3 changes left us up against it. We had a few knocks and could not bring anyone else on. I would like to have seen Politic come on, speaking to a few Bolton fans on Tuesday night, they were raving about him and said too good for our league, I know he's trying to be careful after a long injury but feel the time has come for him to have some minutes. Early days but we really need to get that first home win to keep the crowd coming along, great gate today, but fans want to see winning football matches and 4 matches (1 in cup) and still no wins. I am keeping the faith but Swindon and Harrogate next up does not get any easier.
  14. Underwhelmed by the signing but then again same where I saw that we signed Garrity. For me I expected a young player from a Premier League team or Championship, not 4th choice forward from Cheltenham. For me there is so much talent at Under 23 level in the Premier League that we as a club never seem to go for. I guess that is where we are at currently that we are signing reserves from a club like Cheltenham. Anyway good luck to the lad and happy to be proved wrong and hope to see him get some minutes tomorrow night.
  15. Just seen the highlights and I didnt realise that Rodney took the ball cleanly and it was a good challenge and not even a free kick. I think I might need a trip to Specsavers as I thought at the time it was a poor challenge but their players got him booked but overall I thought he was one of the better referees.
  16. Lots of changes for this whilst still been able to keep a strong starting 11. For me something like this; Stone Gibbons Cass Smith Johnson Benning Conlon Taylor (if fit) Garrity Rodney Bailey 8 changes from Saturday, Smith is one of those players that could play 3 times a week no problem throughout the season and also always seems to play in this competition as well. Benning has been in and out so another start would not do him any harm to try and get up to full match fitness, looked good yesterday I thought. Garrity looks like he could run all day, great fitness levels shown. I wanted to get Amoo into the team but playing with 3 or 5 at the back find it hard to see how he breaks in unless Clarke sees him going up top.
  17. Afternoon started off badly after stewards refusing us access to go in their supporters club. I have been in there a few times before, always seemed friendly and no problem and with no other pubs nearby, it meant a trip to the local convenience store to grab a couple of cans, first time resulted in having to do this since Canvey Island. Today was a thoroughtly professional performance and throughout the team there was no weak link at all. I could make a case for anyone getting man of the match but special mention to Garrity and Proctor who were superb. I have to admit I was underwhelmed when hearing of Garrity's signing but happy to be proved wrong, he was excellent and what energy levels he has. Proctor led the line superbly and him and Wilson proved what a good partnership they can be. Myself I still would like to see that further forward brought in despite today's result, I still feel you need 4 recognised forwards incase of injuries and then having Bailey as back up.
  18. Still keeping the faith and maintain that we have better players all over the pitch but the first 45 minutes today was really awful. For me that looked like 5-3-2 formation, with Worrall looking like he was playing in the midfield 3 until the second half. Not seen a replay of the goal but the wall didn't look right and 5 minutes later the same happened again and we got away with it, surely the keeper should be positioning them better, maybe I'm being harsh on him. Second half much better but still lacking that bit of quality. I don't buy that we had a really tough stuff as made out, Carlisle and Stevenage are 2 bang average mid-table sides, they will not be challenging at the end of the season and Northampton and Tranmere beaten at home. I agree very early days but for me these next 3 games are tougher than the 3 games we just had.
  19. I have to say that if everyone was fit, I go along with Breadwinner team. We have a slight problem although looking decent at the back, this 5 at the back is not working for us and is restricting us going the other way. With all the signings in the summer of centre backs, we now have 6 with Legge, Smith, Johnson, Martin, Jones and Cass, I know Cass and Jones can play full back but their main positions are in the middle. For me this was 1 centre half too many and will mean that Clarke will stick with this 5 at the back for as long as possible. I genuinely believe that we have far better players than last year all over the pitch and for me we are a striker away from having a challenging team. The team reminds me of the LDV season when we struggled up until Christmas and then when Brooker came we went on that great run.
  20. Covolan Cass Smith Martin Benning Pett Walker Conlon Worrall Proctor Rodney
  21. Just wondered where further forward in our current formation he could play, he is currently the wing back which involves him having to do the defensive work as well as providing the attacking play down the right. For me Worrall is a winger in a 4 or the wide player in a front 3. He has played a couple of games in central midfield but don't think that is his position so whilst playing this 352 or 532 whatever it is , where he is now is the only position I see him playing. I completely agree he has to be played further forward but think this will have to be a change of shape by the manager and not sure he will do it yet.
  22. Completely agree, last night was shocking and the ref had a word with their keeper and he then proceeded to take even longer and no booking for him. Like you say we do it as well, Brown was a master at it but it is ruining the game. The one that gets to me is when a keeper makes a simple catch and collapses to the floor when a goal up with a few minutes to go. They know that refs will not add this time on at the end. Does the 6 second rule exist anymore?
  23. I thought she was dreadful, struggled to keep up with play, a number of offsides in the first half she got wrong. In the second half, a couple of occasions she was waiting for the ref make the decision rather than flag herself. I don't like to have a go at officials but all 3 were awful tonight. Tonight for me proved that we are far better with 4 at the back and Worrall has to play further forward, we looked really dangerous once the subs were made and thought we deserved a penalty shoot out.
  24. Can't believe we got people already wanting Legge back in the side, he's 36 and we have moved on, yes he will do a job if needs be with injuries and suspensions but we have to look to the future. For me we have 3 decent centre backs in Martin, Johnson and Smith, good potential in Cass and Legge is 5th choice now. I think we have far more worries than the defence and that is a lack of creativity, I hope I am wrong and very early but don't see this side creating enough.
  25. There is no way that is a foul by their player, if that is a foul you might as well give up challenging for a ball and there would be 60+ fouls in every game.
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