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3 hours ago, philmpv said:

I thought the attendance was a disgrace, personally. Perhaps people were saving their money for Saturday, and/or some had work, but still it was shocking. If nothing else, it does, for me, potentially show the very fickle nature of Vale supporters who pay on the day.

There are quite a number of STs and others who live out of the area, as well as those who cannot make evening games for various reasons. Mid week games are always lower, but it was a surprising drop. 

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RIGHT,,,I'm going to have a right whinge now. I'd gone bed....got up for a pee at 12 midnight, as you do at my age, checked the score....0-0. That's alright then....go back bed. Couldn't go sleep got up and saw Exeter 1-0 and Vale not at the races. Sheeeeite....back to bed, tossing and turning, bloody play offs, who are we kidding blah blah blah.

Get up this morning at 6.00am, 2.00am in Boslem, we've only turned it round 3-1 and you bloody lot are eulogising about the 2nd half performance!!!

Perils of being a Vale fan I suppose.....what a result, made my day at work a bit more bearable now onto Salford......3-1 Salford???? (Joking I am)

Love Vale I do!

 

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I have a season ticket, could have gone out of my way to make it to the game but in the end it was just too much travelling and aggro on a schoolnight . I was still in two minds for most of the day but in the end I let my head rule my heart. 

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Just finished watching the game on iPlayer. Not sure we were quite as bad first half as suggested as we created as many chances as they did. We did struggle to hold onto the ball or play it through their 5 man midfield. Main reason for the change around seemed to be Worrall making it 4 in midfield and Amoo playing quite high. Conlon, Worrall and Burgess, though smaller, were much quicker at getting forward into the space in the old inside forward areas created as Amoo stretched the play. We've struggled when teams have played 352 this season and it was good to see us try something different. We are at our best when we can move the ball quickly because we are pretty mobile in midfield compared to a lot of teams, not so good locked in a midfield battle because we aren't the biggest side in those positions. The tweeks second half allowed us to do that further up the pitch.

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I couldn't go last night as I was working 2pm till 10pm that's part of the reason why I dont have a season ticket as I know I'm going miss 5 or 6 home games due to working then theres always a chance you could miss a couple because of being ill or something else coming up. 

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Anyone know where the fitness coach has gone?

He usually warms up with the subs in coordinated drills, and then sets cones out for the players as they come up after half time, but he's been absent in the last few games.

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9 hours ago, Woakesy said:

Fantastic second half from the lads last night.

I can understand why some players were getting stick at HT. We were awful first half. But we have to remember we’ve only had one summer (where Carol & Kevin had only just taken over the club) since our worst season for a long time.

As a club, we’re on a journey and we’re very much moving in the right direction. 

JA and staff are doing a brilliant job and deserve a lot of credit, as do the players. Yes we have poor games but who doesn’t at this level?

Amoo was unplayable second half & stats wise, must be our biggest contributor for assists + goals.

Also special mention to Tom Conlon who drove us forward with his balls to Amoo and to Brisley who hasn’t played much and must be rusty but gave their dangerous forward line absolutely nothing all night.

Monty continues to confound his critics at left back with another great performance & Wozza having looked off the pace first half, had a great second. 

I hope in future we can have more constructive posts from some. When we’re losing, we don’t suddenly become a bad team and JA a hopeless manager and some would do well to remember that.

Spot on, they bullied us in the 1st half, they have some big units in their squad playing direct football using the ball over the top and obviously works most of the time hence there league position, but second half we turned the tables and beat them at there own game, up the Vale 

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I like Monty, you have no idea what hes going to do next and I think he gives his all at left back. Obviously he still has a lot to learn at full back, he still has a tendency to go steaming in and give away free kicks. I didn’t see the elbow he was booked for last night, but overall another decent performance. 

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14 minutes ago, Joe B said:

Anyone know where the fitness coach has gone?

He usually warms up with the subs in coordinated drills, and then sets cones out for the players as they come up after half time, but he's been absent in the last few games.

I believe he's gone to China.

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Anyone know where the fitness coach has gone?
He usually warms up with the subs in coordinated drills, and then sets cones out for the players as they come up after half time, but he's been absent in the last few games.
Good job he didn't last night otherwise we might have lost

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I thought the attendance was a disgrace, personally. Perhaps people were saving their money for Saturday, and/or some had work, but still it was shocking. If nothing else, it does, for me, potentially show the very fickle nature of Vale supporters who pay on the day.


Thought the same, but I then looked at L1 and in particular championship attendances and some were very poor, so ours didn’t look that bad. Hull just over 10k for example Wycombe 3.6k

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On 29/01/2020 at 08:24, Fosse69 said:

Att 3347, visitors 198

Does anyone know what the 'internet' attendance is? Surely there must be a figure available somewhere. I would be interested to know how many tune into iFollow for Saturday and midweek games.

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23 hours ago, philmpv said:

I thought the attendance was a disgrace, personally. Perhaps people were saving their money for Saturday, and/or some had work, but still it was shocking. If nothing else, it does, for me, potentially show the very fickle nature of Vale supporters who pay on the day.

Interesting comment,  relevant to  season tickets following all the kerfuffle over the Man City game. I have a season ticket, have been times when I was pay on the day. It was freezing at the Vale , just after xmas , mid week game etc... so get the low attendance. That's why season tickets are so important money in the bag, and not dependent on other factors. Tickets for big games is  one of the few perks. Had a season ticket since the 5000 £180 offer, trust me there have been very few big games during those years.

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There must have been around 1,000 season ticket holders who didn't attend on Tuesday.  But the club still had their money so not quite as bad as it seems.

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23 hours ago, philmpv said:

I thought the attendance was a disgrace, personally. Perhaps people were saving their money for Saturday, and/or some had work, but still it was shocking. If nothing else, it does, for me, potentially show the very fickle nature of Vale supporters who pay on the day.

Nobody should feel obligated to attend a football match, regardless of our position, the weather conditions, price, whatever. Criticising our own fanbase is wrong & divisive IMO. For the hardcore lot (& Vale themselves), it should be all about positive reinforcement & promotion, talking our club & the product on offer up, rather than shaming the more casual fans for not attending. Does nothing for us whatsoever. Imagine if the club slated the fans on Facebook after Tuesday night because of how low the attendance was, couldn't see that attracting more?

I have a friend now 100% coming on Saturday due to letting them know how good Tuesday was (or at least 45 mins of it!) & what they missed out on.

Off topic but I find it a similar situation with certain vegans I've come across...in the way that I've always thought they should show people what's on offer more & the positive aspects of changing, rather than just getting aggressive & calling everyone murderers. Not going to win people over with behaviour like that.

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55 minutes ago, Tomo said:

Nobody should feel obligated to attend a football match, regardless of our position, the weather conditions, price, whatever. Criticising our own fanbase is wrong & divisive IMO. For the hardcore lot (& Vale themselves), it should be all about positive reinforcement & promotion, talking our club & the product on offer up, rather than shaming the more casual fans for not attending. Does nothing for us whatsoever. Imagine if the club slated the fans on Facebook after Tuesday night because of how low the attendance was, couldn't see that attracting more?

I have a friend now 100% coming on Saturday due to letting them know how good Tuesday was (or at least 45 mins of it!) & what they missed out on.

Off topic but I find it a similar situation with certain vegans I've come across...in the way that I've always thought they should show people what's on offer more & the positive aspects of changing, rather than just getting aggressive & calling everyone murderers. Not going to win people over with behaviour like that.

I take the same view.

We often criticise 'the missing' fans, and whilst there was a good chunk who chose not to attend on Saturday, I don't think anyone has ever been successfully 'guilted' into attending a football match.

To people not brought up on the Vale, football is an unnecessary luxury in a city and at a time when money isn't flowing through the economy.

The only way to encourage people is winning games at home, having something to fight for, and relentlessly pushing the club in schools and youth organisations, as you're far more likely to convert a youngster who hasn't formed attachment yet, as opposed to an adult who doesn't have the time/energy to get involved with a club.

The baby steps are being made on this front through the Foundation, but if we win on Saturday and sit virtually in the top 7, attendances will rise.

 

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The biggest thing for me from Tuesday was that we didn’t collapse when under prolonged pressure in the first half. We kept battling, despite being second best until half time, and didn’t give up.  In fact Exeter’s tactics after their goal probably helped as it seemed to wind our players, and fans, up.  I was a bit worried at one point that things would boil over and we’d end up having a player sent off.

Their keeper should’ve saved the penalty really.  One of the shorter keepers I’ve seen this season.  He got a fair bit of stick from behind his goal afterwards.  Whether this affected  him I don’t know, but he was partially at fault for at least one of the other goals.

Some have commented that this was the definitive “Game of Two Halves”, but it didn’t come close to the 4-4 v QPR in the 90’s.  At least this was far more exhilarating..  😂

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On 29/01/2020 at 10:38, philmpv said:

I thought the attendance was a disgrace, personally. Perhaps people were saving their money for Saturday, and/or some had work, but still it was shocking. If nothing else, it does, for me, potentially show the very fickle nature of Vale supporters who pay on the day.

Who knows? I thought it showed that many Vale fans are probably not earning enough to go twice in the week, particularly if they have families. I'm sure our new owners are aware of this and will make it as affordable as they can, so perhaps things will improve. Satdee's result can't have helped too much, despite our home record.

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32 minutes ago, CambridgeDon said:

Who knows? I thought it showed that many Vale fans are probably not earning enough to go twice in the week, particularly if they have families. I'm sure our new owners are aware of this and will make it as affordable as they can, so perhaps things will improve. Satdee's result can't have helped too much, despite our home record.

Well we have a director responsible for ticketing now, perhaps a reduction for buying back to back home tickets? 

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