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  1. Personally I’d argue that we weren’t really much cop early on. The signs were certainly there early on with the defensive frailties.
  2. It is a dreadful finish but... we have been excellent for the last month or so but this for me is a huge reminder that a lot of these players ain’t good enough. No sentiment shown to any of these players at all and this performance today should ensure it doesn’t happen. Good luck to all those that will be leaving. No hard feelings as such just football and you haven’t been good enough collectively or individually.
  3. Can’t say I will be disappointed and if we get 10k for him then we have done ok. May be a good player but sadly never on the pitch enough. If true wish him all the best for the future except for against us if they get promoted!
  4. I think he is a bit of a Bennett type player. In terms that he keeps knocking about club to club but never really achieving potential. This season has been one of his better ones but the lad is 27 and hasn’t really pulled up any trees. Watched the Morecambe and Southend game and their commentators kept saying “looks like he has his head on tonight” which would suggest he blows hot and cold.
  5. 6 games is admirable. And while I am grateful for the players efforts over the last few month to get us out of a mess we must be ruthless. Sentiment is not afforded in football any more.
  6. Certainly has. Also played 3 different positions now for the cause. If we had 11 smiths we wouldn’t have an issue. Was well below par for first part of the season but who wasn’t. Never one to shy away. 100% with him every game. Sad that he has been singled out by some for stick but the game is about opinions and everyone has the right to one I guess.
  7. Yep now is the time to try and build the buzz for next season. Well done all involved for getting us over the line. We are certainly hard to beat now. Rode our luck a bit today too but the only stat that matters at the end of every day is in our favour again. Credit where it’s due to Morecambe are a decent side so we earned it today with hard graft.
  8. That is an interesting stat hadn’t realised that of gibbons. Manny has performed well recently but for me he goes at the end of the season. 3 seasons and only 52 appearances is woeful. Maybe it’s a case of both parties need a change. I always worry with players like Manny that it’s in his head and he will never get away from it. Let’s not beat around the bush he is playing now because he needs a contract somewhere which I would imagine gives him a bit more mental strength to play through any pain. Rob Taylor is another one more recently that always seemed to do the same.
  9. I’ll concur he definitely said something along those lines. If I’m thought he meant Manny but we do have a few who he could ha e been talking about.
  10. Tbf we have carried to many of those players which in part has been part of our down fall. Manny, Amoo, Cullen and Monty. Arguably 3 first team players on their day or very good cover. Their days are few and far between though. The harsh reality is that we can’t afford any of them. Their inconsistency means that you are always chopping and changing.
  11. Ahh that makes sense. Still a decent player at this level. Seems to have been available most of the season too. Which again has not been true of our fringe players.
  12. Yep, done really well. I did think I’m preseason that they were making some decent signings but never thought they would do as well as they have.the glaringly obvious fact is we have no depth. I mean they have Ben Pringle who would walk into our midfield and he can’t get a game and leitch smith is arguably better than what we have. Their over all squad it’s better than ours.
  13. I would love the vale to smash Exeter tomorrow and tribute it to Lee. Come on vale show one of our own how much we regard them!
  14. Incredibly sad news. Thank you for being part of Port Vale and giving us so many happy memories. Will never forget his marauding runs in the 90th minute as if it was the first minute while the rest of the players would be huffing and puffing. RIP Lee and I hope your family find some comfort in how highly you are thought of not just at vale but across the whole of football.
  15. Shouldn’t be in this division wozza. One of the loyal few for me. Great player for us and goes about his business with no fuss.
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