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  1. With Joyce out suspended and Conlon injured wouldn't it make sense to play Worrall in the midfield three and then McKirdy can get a game in the front three. Suppose a midfield of Worrall and Burgess either side of Oyeleke and a front three of McKirdy/Cullen/Amoo. Expect Brisley to partner Smith unless Crookes gets a game but Clark/Burgess/Amoo on the right and Montano/Worrall/McKirdy on the left has a lot of pace,energy and quality while after a run of a couple of games Cullen must be getting match fit and sharp. Certainly on paper a McKirdy/Cullen/Amoo front three and a Conlon/
  2. So our four most experienced players have let us down...Pope starts the season suspended...Joyce sent off.....Brown decides to take a free kick from the half way line....Legge gets sent off......and is six minutes of Fergy time the new norm. So having won three on the bounce and cruising to victory at 2 nil up Joyce is sent off but the ten men were 3-2 up on ninety minutes.....the general feeling though was without the sending off we were playing well and it looked a comfortable win....next game away team park the bus and apart from the madness of a goalkeeper stood on the half way line h
  3. All in all a decent work out and performance by the reserves against a top league one outfit at their yard....10 changes and the only continuity Mills the second choice right back. Visser was again very good and should heaven forbid Brown miss a run of games with some niggle no qualms about Visser playing but also both Brisley and especially Crooke who could go on to form a long term partnership with Smith were again excellent. Whitehead got a goal plus more game time and is usefull back up in midfield while both Tricky-Smith and Hurst had good performances but mostly Oyeleke and Mon
  4. Just looking at that first team with the diamond of Joyce infront of the legge and Smith partnership and Brown in goals then the rotation of Cullen and Robinson upfront and thinking that right triangle of Gibbons/Oyeleke/McKirdy and that left triangle of Montano/Conlon/Worrall which is the stronger side? That nominal second eleven with a back four of Mills/Brisley/Crooke/Fitzpatrick and Viser in goals but also a midfield of Burgess/Whitehead/Trickett-Smith but also with the pace of Hurst/Rodney/Amoo and Pope to come on is itself a strong side.
  5. .............................................................................Brown............................................................................ Gibbons...................................Legge............................................Smith.......................................Montano ......................................Oyeleke...........................Joyce................................Conlon................................... .........................McKirdy......................................Cullen/Robinson..............................Worrall..........
  6. So given the McKirdy signing and with a fit Oyeleke how does this look for our strongest starting eleven..... .............................................................................Brown............................................................................ Gibbons...................................Legge............................................Smith.......................................Montano ......................................Oyeleke...........................Joyce................................Conlon................................... .................
  7. Phil B of Bowers Towers any idea when the signing might get announced to the Vale Nation....
  8. Vale1995 you are Harry McKirdy 22 and I claim my £5.
  9. mmmmm....so not McKirdy(23) or Thomas(25) but seemingly some development lad.....then again Rodney and Hurst look good prospects but with Monatano at left back and Amoo injured that only leaves Worrall with experience so thought the signing would be with a view to go straight into the first team as required.
  10. Thinking about the Askey 4/3/3 then while the Brown...Smith/Legge....Joyce....is the foundation and Cullen and Robinson will rotate as striker with Pope now a bit part player the key feature is the left and right triangles.....last season Monty/Conlon/Worrall on the left and Gibbons/Burgess/Amoo on the right.....now we have Mills and Fitzpatrick as full back options and in midfield Oyeleke and Whitehead with say new signing probably Thomas and Rodney who will become a fans favourite and can move central permanent next season when Pope has retired.....it looks such a strong and well balanced sq
  11. Brown Mills/Legge/Smith/Fitzpatrick Burgess/Joyce/Conlon Worrall/Conlon/Rodney Visser/Brisley/Crooke/Whitehead/Oyeleke/Robinson/Montano So disregarding the nine changes last game the same team as the season opener only with Manny and Monty on the bench in place of Tricky-Smith and Hurst......basically rotate Cullen and Robinson with say Cullen starting at home change on the hour and Robinson starting away maybe and we'll see Pope in October.....to think that matchday squad has Gibbons/Amoo/Pope and maybe Thomas to add in and there are going to be some basically first t
  12. So for those "in the know" McKirdy or "Mystery Winger" that is the question ?
  13. So Askey said McKirdy would still be training with us this week and there were a couple of other wingers on the radar also and low and behold another winger in training today....Askey also said he didn't want to waste players time and that a decision would be made this week....so is it between McKirdy and the mystery winger for the final contract of the summer.....must be of a fair decent standard to compete with McKirdy for the job.
  14. Question is if say Askey signed another left back and pushed Montano up to replace Browne then we only have three wingers so if one gets injured....also would Montano start ahead of Amoo with Worral playing on the right....as ever it's Askey's call but with Fitzpatrick and Montano plus Crooke (and Mills) all being able to play left back why sign another and with one injury have no wing cover on the bench....gotta be another specialist winger essentially.
  15. Hopefully a solid two weeks of running and boot camp will see Robinson much fitter and Cullen will be back in training next week and without changing the whole team at half time obviously the likes of Browne and Hurst didn't get a run out....interesting to see Trickett-Smith get game time again and did alright and looks like being part of the squad this season when needed. This season is truncated and there is going to be a lot of midweek games and it really is going to be based on squad strength rather than first 11 and thinking Askey has called it right especially with other teams playe
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