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Yep for me, it was Conlon who looks to get bottled up the most. Then to a lesser extent Worrall and Pett. I wouldn't include Garrity in that conversation. For me, you can get round the opposition zeroing in on specific players by the others stepping up and using the space they've been afforded. It's happened in some games, and then not in others. 

You make a good point about the wingbacks. I've said before that if you don't get those two attacking early they easily get pushed back in to more of a full back role and we lose some attacking edge. It's incredibly important that the wingbacks set their stall out early in the games.

Does anyone else have anything to add on the thought that teams are now more wise to how we want to play, and how they stop us from playing? I'll pick the best stuff up for tomorrow's pod.

 

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20 hours ago, stupers said:

Yep for me, it was Conlon who looks to get bottled up the most. Then to a lesser extent Worrall and Pett. I wouldn't include Garrity in that conversation. For me, you can get round the opposition zeroing in on specific players by the others stepping up and using the space they've been afforded. It's happened in some games, and then not in others. 

You make a good point about the wingbacks. I've said before that if you don't get those two attacking early they easily get pushed back in to more of a full back role and we lose some attacking edge. It's incredibly important that the wingbacks set their stall out early in the games.

Does anyone else have anything to add on the thought that teams are now more wise to how we want to play, and how they stop us from playing? I'll pick the best stuff up for tomorrow's pod.

 

The past few games I've seen teams pressing us a lot more. This seems to stifle us going forward, not because we're unconfident on the ball when being pressed, but because the players in our system (our wing backs) who would be able to exploit the space that is created by the opposition pressing, are the ones being pressed.

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Colchester Preview!

We're joined by friend of the show Andy (aka Santa on OVF) to look back at the week just gone. We discuss if we've been found out a little bit and need to change things up and whether Rodney deserves to go straight back in with Proctor likely out for a while. We then look at the Colchester game. It looks like a great game to get back on track for Vale, with Colchester languishing in 19th position. What do you think?

Available on Apple, Google and Spotify podcasts. And here! https://aleandthevale.podbean.com

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Colchester Review!

A review of an excellent performance at home to Colchester. Goals from Gibbons, Wilson and Martin keep the good form going! Talking points about pace, Smith and Gibbo as well as 3 different picks for Man of the Match. A happy place to be after a great game!

Available on Apple, Google and Spotify podcasts. And here! https://aleandthevale.podbean.com

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On 24/10/2021 at 02:50, PV1973 said:

Enjoyed the preview with @Santa it’s good to have a different viewpoint every so often. The discussion point of bringing Rodney in was right on the money too, I thought he had a good game. 

Yep I thought he was great. Good to see so many things we discuss coming in to games!

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Crawley Away!

We look at a couple of things in more detail that we've discussed in recent weeks. Tom Conlon and switching from 3 to 4 at the back the main topics. We go through the Supporters Club meeting and then discuss the Crawley game. Plenty of discussion on the ref unfortunately. Crawley have only won 1 of their last 5, but had a rough run of games against decent teams. Can we add to their misery, and will Clarkey switch it up again? Let us know!

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3 hours ago, stupers said:

Crawley Away!

We look at a couple of things in more detail that we've discussed in recent weeks. Tom Conlon and switching from 3 to 4 at the back the main topics. We go through the Supporters Club meeting and then discuss the Crawley game. Plenty of discussion on the ref unfortunately. Crawley have only won 1 of their last 5, but had a rough run of games against decent teams. Can we add to their misery, and will Clarkey switch it up again? Let us know!

Available on Apple, Google and Spotify podcasts. And here! https://aleandthevale.podbean.com

Unfortunately I think the ref will have a pivotal impact on the game. If I were their manager I'd be telling them to go down at every opportunity, especially in the peno box, because he's bound to be giving them the benefit of the doubt (which is putting it mildly). On a normal day, I'd say we'd be odds on favourites but with Kettle in charge anything could happen. My guess is we're in for a difficult afternoon.

Why on earth is this bloke still reffing?

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3 hours ago, CambridgeDon said:

Unfortunately I think the ref will have a pivotal impact on the game. If I were their manager I'd be telling them to go down at every opportunity, especially in the peno box, because he's bound to be giving them the benefit of the doubt (which is putting it mildly). On a normal day, I'd say we'd be odds on favourites but with Kettle in charge anything could happen. My guess is we're in for a difficult afternoon.

Why on earth is this bloke still reffing?

We’ve got no idea unfortunately. 500+ games in the Football League is astounding. He would make a mess of a kids 7-a-side game. 

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5 hours ago, PVFC_4_EVA said:

Just listening to the podcast now.
Talking of left footed players, can people remember Paul Edwards? I can’t think of a more one footed player.

Yep me neither. You win the comp!(no prize 😂)

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On 22/10/2021 at 18:41, stupers said:

Colchester Preview!

We're joined by friend of the show Andy (aka Santa on OVF) to look back at the week just gone. We discuss if we've been found out a little bit and need to change things up and whether Rodney deserves to go straight back in with Proctor likely out for a while. We then look at the Colchester game. It looks like a great game to get back on track for Vale, with Colchester languishing in 19th position. What do you think?

Available on Apple, Google and Spotify podcasts. And here! https://aleandthevale.podbean.com

I don't read what's on here very often - fortunately! Some people are going to have to eat a lot of stupid words at the end of the season!

I'm surprised that "...we've been found out a little bit..."? Not sure how, when most posters can't decide what formation we'll be playing even after the team is announced? Nor when we've scored 14 goals in 6 games, with 4 wins and a draw - I'm not seeing the "...being found out..." bit? Admittedly, Mansfield outplayed us but they're a decent team, with a good manager and in a false position - maybe they should have been given more credit for their performance? And, yes - we imploded against Sutton (the only loss in 6)...but we also suffered some appalling luck against a team that's pretty much matching us in terms of current form, and that away from home and a little more concentration / good luck would have seen at least a point?   

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Miles off it with tom conlon comment about his left foot. Id probably suggest that right footed players use there right foot to play the ball for 95% if not higher of there touches during the game however not noticed as most are right footed. As a defender you are always told to show the player on there weak side no matter what footed they are. Teams are set up to keep tom conlon quiet in games no matter what foot he is because he is a key player for us. This would be the case if he was right footed. Not sure what the aim is for trying to highlight negatives in one of our star players is in the view of your podcast. 

also there are several world class players who are left footed and are known for being one footed players ie the greatest of all time messi, shaqiri, mahrez to name a few. So to suggest this would limit conlons progression in the football league again is a load of nonsense 

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Viz the left foot, you're right it's a really interesting talking point.

There have been many players over the years who have played at the highest level who only used their "Right foot to stand on".  Two spring straight to mind, Alec Lindsay the Liverpool left back and Wim Van Hanegem of Feyenoord and the great Dutch team of 1974. I always remember these two as both had a left foot that could make the ball talk but hardly used their right foot.

Also Vale had a left back named John Ritchie (Not the Stokie one) and from what I remember John was predominately left footed, he was sold to Preston NE in the 60's.

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Crawley review!

Vale get the win and a big win at that. Not the finest performance, but 80 minutes against 10 men and Vale's quality showed through in the end. We go through the game, Jonny's match ratings and wonder why John Yems is commenting on things he hasn't seen! Let us know what you think!

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