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I know this is very early but who should we try to sign to push us on? For me maybe someone like szmodics (sp?) and maybe a non league striker like Rowe from Fylde or McCallum from eastleigh?

 

I'm guessing we'll have a reasonable budget to go at, so I'm hoping we actually sign some in form or established players rather than hopeful punts or past its

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No chance of Szmodics he will likely progress higher with Colchester’s failure to make the top six and will be on a good wage. They pay well due to location plus why would he come Vale over them?

 

Rowe at Fylde is a big money signing, they are the new Fleetwood and pay huge wages and a few clubs have tried and failed to get him, Tranmere I believe we’re told to do one as they wanted over £1 million.

 

I assume our best chance will be players released from other clubs still so it’s seeing what we can deal.

 

I wonder if we will go for Macclesfield Towns Elliott Durrell with him being someone Askey will know and them having financial trouble.

 

Bury may lose players with their trouble so might be a couple of theirs released worth a look at?

 

Boldeweijn at Notts also, always looked good against us and a pacey winger. He will want to stay in the league.

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Need some properly scouted lads.

 

Not some reprobates whose agents have been on the phone to Norm.

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I'm actually quite excited, to see the back of that odious dlckhead Smurthwaite, and to see Askey get a full pre-season with his own players. No more Brown or Aspinball. No more utter, utter dross, signed by an utter, utter rat of a Chairman. 5-6 years of football misery over and done with. It's over, we won, he's going and it didn't take an administration or relegation to non-league to force it through.

 

I'm already really looking forward to next season and who we bring in. Carol has a huge task ahead but I think people will be surprised at how quickly we'll unpeel ourselves from the bottom of the barrel.

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If we could get a released striker like Stevenage did with that Guthrie I'd be a happy man!

 

First and foremost, mobile midfielders are a priority, as are decent full backs

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All depends on who gets released from other teams I guess. But if we were to sign Danny Mayor or Sammy Szmodics I would be absolutely amazed

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I think people need to calm down a little... Carol (fingers crossed) will bring a sensible approach to running the vale, which is exactly what we need.

 

Thinking we have any chance of signing Szmodics or Mayor is unrealistic and a little daft!

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He will be in for a couple of Macc players imo,i do know he likes Wilson and Durrell from there

 

Unless he signed a new deal when they were promoted then Durrell is out of contract

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I think people need to calm down a little... Carol (fingers crossed) will bring a sensible approach to running the vale, which is exactly what we need.

 

Thinking we have any chance of signing Szmodics or Mayor is unrealistic and a little daft!

 

I agree but what they do know is that they will have to pay decent wages(within their means) and not pay Gorms stupid wage policy so I believe we will get decent players and might be surprised with one or two,they wont be stupid but know they have to pay for decent strikers...I doubt they will scrape the bottom of the barrel on manager wages either

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More than anything else we need to sign some players with goals in them. When you look at our list of goalscorers, it's pretty thin once you've got past Tom:

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/teams/port-vale/top-scorers

 

I'm not sure what to expect in terms of funding if Synectics take over, but good strikers don't come cheap and we can't keep taking chances on non-league players to make up our main strike force, untried in the football league. Our problem is competing financially with other clubs, so I just hope that the Shanahans have got a few savings in their piggy bank.

 

To strengthen our midfield I'd go for Elliot Durrell from Macc but he's not a goalscorer (just 4 league goals this season). So we might go as well for Scott Wilson also from Macc who's scored 23 in 60 games, 10 this season at a rate of one every 188 minutes, and was I think signed by Askey.

 

I'd also go for Enzio Boldwijn for right midfield who would give us some pace and trickery as well as a few goals (5 league goals this season).

 

Then, if can really push the boat out I'd go for Kane Hemmings who's scored 105 goals in 255 games, 14 this season at a rate of one every 193 minutes. I doubt he'll fancy playing in non-league so it might be worth an approach. He's got one year left on his contract, so would cost a bob or two.

 

To put those stats into context, Tom has scored 12 league goals this season, one every 265 minutes.

 

We've signed top players before under Rudge in the nineties and wouldn't it be good to see those days back at Vale Park? Never say never!

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I'd like to see us target the better players from smaller clubs that are out of contract.

 

When Smurthwaite clears off, even without any financial boost from Carol, our superior gates should generate more revenue than the likes of Crawley/Stevenage/Cheltenham/Morecambe etc so let's poach their star men.

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I wouldn’t be surprised if we didn’t look at Lee Angol.

 

Askey signed him for the Shrews, he didn’t play after Askey was sacked and was loaned to Lincoln but hasn’t really featured

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I think people need to calm down a little... Carol (fingers crossed) will bring a sensible approach to running the vale, which is exactly what we need.

 

Thinking we have any chance of signing Szmodics or Mayor is unrealistic and a little daft!

Yes we have to build the off field revenue 1st, then hopefully in the future a better class of play on the field, in that order, non of this cra# of speculate to accumulate, let's build from within, keep the faith, keep believing up the Vale

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More than anything else we need to sign some players with goals in them. When you look at our list of goalscorers, it's pretty thin once you've got past Tom:

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/teams/port-vale/top-scorers

 

I'm not sure what to expect in terms of funding if Synectics take over, but good strikers don't come cheap and we can't keep taking chances on non-league players to make up our main strike force, untried in the football league. Our problem is competing financially with other clubs, so I just hope that the Shanahans have got a few savings in their piggy bank.

 

To strengthen our midfield I'd go for Elliot Durrell from Macc but he's not a goalscorer (just 4 league goals this season). So we might go as well for Scott Wilson also from Macc who's scored 23 in 60 games, 10 this season at a rate of one every 188 minutes, and was I think signed by Askey.

 

I'd also go for Enzio Boldwijn for right midfield who would give us some pace and trickery as well as a few goals (5 league goals this season).

 

Then, if can really push the boat out I'd go for Kane Hemmings who's scored 105 goals in 255 games, 14 this season at a rate of one every 193 minutes. I doubt he'll fancy playing in non-league so it might be worth an approach. He's got one year left on his contract, so would cost a bob or two.

 

To put those stats into context, Tom has scored 12 league goals this season, one every 265 minutes.

 

We've signed top players before under Rudge in the nineties and wouldn't it be good to see those days back at Vale Park? Never say never!

 

Those names would certainly be good signings but out of those only Wilson and Durrell would be realistic,we will pay better wages than we do but I don't believe carol will go silly,you only have to look at the teams now struggling to pay players...its certainly going to get interesting

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I wouldn’t be surprised if we didn’t look at Lee Angol.

 

Askey signed him for the Shrews, he didn’t play after Askey was sacked and was loaned to Lincoln but hasn’t really featured

 

Sure I read in The Sentinel that we tried to sign him in January. (possibly on that ridiculous last day of the window after Aspin had gone?)

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