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The French Connection

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  1. Seems to me that both Proctor and Wilson have been in and out of teams for quite some time, which can't be good for confidence or match fitness. Wilson had only started 66 games before joining us, which probably equates to about 8 games a season. So, to be playing regularly, scoring a few and the team doing well, one suspects they will thrive and only get better as the season goes on.
  2. I am reminded of a quote from Gordon Strachan when managing Coventry City. He was talking about Darren Huckerby. He said "Darren is a scorer of great goals. I want him to be a great scorer of goals".
  3. I missed what Pope said about Clarke. Can someone explain, ta.
  4. And somewhat strange given there's talk of a Testimonial!
  5. Certainly the first, and arguably the second as well.
  6. From seeing the goals from Saturday, we clearly missed Legge. All 3 goals were very poor to concede. I think Stone also deserves to play.
  7. And Vale have played Leeds in the third tier, not so long ago.
  8. I didn't get that impression. There are clearly people commenting on here who have taken against DC, and their comments reflect that. I'm not interested in liking or disliking him, what matters is results and performances. IMO they have not been what we hoped for yet, but it is still far too early to judge, moan or carp on about people. Give the bloke a break and some support.
  9. There's still time for things to happen, and things may well be happening that we are unaware of. It may be that Theo et al are close to finding a club. Maybe DC has several options in mind, but is hoping one of them will leave freeing up more budget to sign a better player. And so on. We need to be patient and keep the faith (or say a prayer or two๐Ÿ˜‡).
  10. The Vale bench Stone, Martin, Benning, Garrity, Amoo, Politic, Proctor.
  11. The Vale team Covolan; Smith, Legge, Jones; Cass, Pett, Walker, Jones; Rodney, Wilson, Worrall.
  12. I think Baggers is on holiday again๐Ÿ˜•๐Ÿ˜Ž
  13. Strikers are always the hardest player to find, and sometimes you just have to be patient... or very lucky and drop on.
  14. Disappointing result. Just watched the highlights and there were a couple of chances that should have been buried. If one had gone in it would probably have lifted the side and removed the anxiety. On a positive note, I thought the new strip looked great! ๐Ÿ˜
  15. Just spotted this, apologies if it's already been spotted. Covolan was targeted by Northampton: https://www.northamptonchron.co.uk/sport/football/cobblers-targeted-port-vale-goalkeeper-covolan-prior-to-red-card-3338799
  16. Well, Swindon have had him on trial for a number of weeks before offering him a contract. They say they've been very impressed with his attitude, so maybe the penny has finally dropped. If it has (still a big if) they could have a decent player on their hands.
  17. I'm with Dr Delgado here. As an example, look at Harrison at Leeds. His first season he was distinctly average and unable to get much game time. When he did play Leeds fans constantly slated him as not good enough. In season 3 he scored 11 and registered 14 assists. A top player, who has been given the time and coaching to develop. Who's to say Hurst might not do something similar?
  18. I noticed Baggley in the Sentinel stated Vale will sign another striker in August. Not 'hope to' or 'would like to', sounded pretty definite to me.
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