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3 minutes ago, valeparklife said:

I wonder if we could make a move for Will Mannion as the backup GK?

22 year old GK recently released from Hull. When they were in the Premier League, Hull paid £100,000 for him from Wimbledon when he was 18.

He's spent the last two seasons on loan with Kidderminster and Aldershot, where he made a total of 33 appearances. He's also been capped twice by England U-19.

I'd like someone young with this kind of pedigree to learn and eventually take over from Brown.

The problem with 22 year old keepers as back ups is they need game time to develop. Not sure a couple of years on the bench will really move him forward. 

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Nothing wrong with getting just a little carried away at the moment,  as long as we all remember that it's The Vale we're talking about. But then again this is the New Vale and it feels amazing,  even

I honestly despair with some Vale fans... Is it bred into our DNA that we have to seek out negativity???? As I'm typing this, we've have just launched the nicest football strip I can remember, desig

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The problem with 22 year old keepers as back ups is they need game time to develop. Not sure a couple of years on the bench will really move him forward. 
Maybe so, but Mark Goodlad was backup to Musslewhite in his first season with us, only playing 1 game.

Then once Mussy left he stepped up and became number 1.

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1 hour ago, Joe B said:

Mates with Legge from Cambridge, despite him being ex-Macc he's never played for Askey. Might just be a mates thing, might not.

Of a good age and looked decent against us last year. Would question where he'd play tbh.

I thought he was decent against us last season. Certainly looked a threat with powerful running with the ball. Decision making just let him down a little but thats why he was a L2 player. Would be a good squad player for us in our system. Could play in any position across the front 3 and I would imagine a relatively cheap wages.

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1 hour ago, dishydave said:

We may need another midfielder Manny is injured again

Feels like something that needs a bit of clarification... dropping that bombshell and walking away knowing they’re will be a load of concern is a bit ... errr... mean?

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He limped off training Tuesday and wasn't training Wednesday. I don't know if its serious but it's never a good sign when a player has had long term injuries like he has

Where've you heard this?
If true, it's absolutely gutting for him.

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i believe there’s a little bit of a shake up within the coaching department in the academy this year. David Worrall and Leon Legge will be coaching in the youth teams apparently. great news for our young crop of players to be working with such experienced players 

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12 hours ago, valiantastic said:

i believe there’s a little bit of a shake up within the coaching department in the academy this year. David Worrall and Leon Legge will be coaching in the youth teams apparently. great news for our young crop of players to be working with such experienced players 

Vale offer an education programme for the players now to prepare for when they finish playing. I believe they are working toward their coaching qualifications. There are an unbelievable number of academies around the world where parents pay for coaching for their children. I think they are working towards their qualifications. Its probably attractive for some players as part of the offer we make. I think most of the players are working towards some for of qualification.

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33 minutes ago, JRC said:

Vale offer an education programme for the players now to prepare for when they finish playing. I believe they are working toward their coaching qualifications. There are an unbelievable number of academies around the world where parents pay for coaching for their children. I think they are working towards their qualifications. Its probably attractive for some players as part of the offer we make. I think most of the players are working towards some for of qualification.

That's a brilliant idea. Especially with SGP just down the road for FA facilities for badges and exams and stuff. Great work Vale.

Every bugger has an academy these days. Shuker, Tonge, Joycey immediately come to mind. 

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