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valiant steve

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  1. Great first half, superb goals. Hopefully that will be the first of many for Wilson. We made them look very average. Lloyd looked decent when he came on, quick, hard-working and aggressive. Wish we'd pinged a couple of through balls for him to run on to. He made plenty of runs but got no service. Woz on top form, deserved MOTM. Cracking goal, contender for GotS. UTV!
  2. Looks a bit harsh to me. Daft thing to do but not quite late enough as it was just caught on camera! πŸ˜„ Gives Amoo and Politic a chance to stake their claim ahead of him now. UTV!
  3. What a great result. Home win needed now to create some momentum. UTV!
  4. I think the majority of the signings are improvements on their replacements. In my opinion: Proctor is looking very good, a younger prospect than the aging Pope. Wilson is miles better than Robinson. I've not seen the other forward but I doubt he could be worse than the other bloke we had up front last year. I can't even remember his name now! Pett, Walker and Garrity look better than Joyce, Manny (the most overrated player ever by many) and Burgess. Jones miles better than Fitz. Cass better than the right back from last season. Again, I can't even remember his name. Cov is a very different style of keeper than Scotty Brown. Time will tell on this one. I've not seen enough of the two defenders and the other keeper to make a fair judgement. Benning is the biggest disappointment so far. Hope he turns it around. Left backs always seem to take a while to settle in and become consistent and solid. Hope to see Politic soon.
  5. I don't expect anything other than a heavy defeat on Saturday. Hope they surprise me! UTV!
  6. Amazing for 20 minutes, then utter garbage! Rodney was an embarrassment! Benning was very poor, Martin was very poor, Garitty and Pett were very poor. Wilson didn't do much and even Woz was quiet! Conlon and Proctor were decent. The system, formation and players got more and more confusing and disjointed as the game went on. Very frustrating that we lose at home following a great away win. New manager, new process, new squad, same old Vale.
  7. The squad is looking well-balanced and strong now. I'm impressed and quietly optimistic. UTV!
  8. That's the first of many wins to come now with our new squad. The new era has begun. UTV! Great to see the Wilson Proctor partnership get off to a fantastic start, especially as several on here have been calling for it. Some good results elsewhere too. The sun is shining. It's a Bank Holiday weekend. Vale fans everywhere enjoy your evening! 🍺🍺🍺🍺
  9. Six minutes the Proctor Wilson partnership took to score a goal! Rodders, take note, strikers score more when they work together!
  10. I said it last week, Proctor and Wilson need a run of games together to formulate a decent partnership. I'm glad to see they're together today. Stick with it now, give it time. Plus Amoo, Rodney and Politic triple sub on 65 minutes if we're behind is a pretty pacy and aggressive plan B if plan A doesn't work today.
  11. Should have come to The Vale! We'll swap places with Accy next season. πŸ˜†
  12. I enjoyed that interview. I had to listen to it in about five or six chunks because of the length. Pope the player is, and always will be, a club legend. He is also in the clubs history and no-one can take away his fantastic achievements and all the incredible memories he created for us all. Port Vale Football Club is far bigger than any individual and will go from strength to strength under the current owners. Time for DC, Wilson, Proctor, Pett, etc... to step up and take the team forwards on the pitch and silence any of the doubters. UTV!
  13. Lots of interesting thoughts and opinions today. In my opinion, DC is playing large parts of games with an ineffective formation. He is also not utilising the strengths of certain players by playing them in roles they are not best suited to do. Players that have consistently stood out for the right reasons include Legge, Woz and Jones. Players that have not performed yet are Wilson and Benning. For me, we need to pair Proctor with Wilson up front and give them a run of games together to form a partnership. That gives us Woz, Amoo, Rodney, Politic and the young youth (I can never remember his name!) To fight it out for the wing positions. I'd favour 442. Convolon Cass Smith Martin Jones Woz Pett Walker Rodney Wilson Proctor Obviously Legge when fit (for Martin) When Conlon is back, I think the formation would need to change to accommodate him. With players like Gibbo, Amoo and Politic on the bench there's the scope to put pace and aggression onto the pitch for the last 30 minutes of games.
  14. There's a win coming and plenty more wins to follow. I'm not sure it'll happen in the next two or three games but when we start winning, it'll be like last season. Lots of wins! We are Vale!
  15. I accept Pope's gone. I'm unhappy that he hasn't been replaced with a better player. I'll be delighted if Wilson or Proctor prove me to be wrong.
  16. I think it's pretty obvious that we need to sign a striker of Pope's calibre, a player who takes the chances when they come along!
  17. I'd start 442 for this game: Convolan Cass Smudge Legge Jones Woz Pett Walker Rodders Wilson Proctor That's assuming that Conlon is injured, obviously.
  18. I've been very impressed with the investment off the pitch. If we're going to improve on the pitch, we need just a little bit more investment in a decent striker. With what we currently have, I think Proctor and Wilson need a run of games together to try and form a decent partnership. If this happens, hopefully we can get them both scoring regularly by mid to late September. Rodney needs to be used as a lone striker away from home and a left winger at home. He could be a good impact sub but he's, in my opinion, got no footballing brain at all and is the most frustrating player we've got. Woz is the best player we've got and is consistently on his game. He's had a bit of stick today from some, which I think is unfair after just one game where he looked average.
  19. I know it's very early days but we don't look like we'll score many. Hope the forwards (and midfielders) prove me wrong over the coming months. Jones was my motm today, closely followed by the ever impressive Woz.
  20. It will happen. Saying that, there's a good chance that the next time we play the <ovf censored>, it will be a league game! πŸ‘
  21. I dislike Northampton. I hope we batter them. UTV!
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