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5 hours ago, TylerB said:

How do you suddenly go to having us concede 3 goals after two clean sheets in the league?! We're playing Harrogate, not Barca. 😆

Well MrB I was just studying the scores in all leagues, lots of goals. Plus Vale have not had a 4-3 for a while so I plumped for that, I think it will be an open game and if Leeds can score 3 @ Anfield then who knows 😉

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Some absolute tripe posted in here today. Apparently Worrall doesn’t have the pace to play in this system, even though he was player of the year in it last season.    Obviously was a poor game,

What are crewe riding? A fart bubble?

Carls a genius. He says we need to look at playing better than we have today. Amazed JA hasn't called him up for a coaching role.

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Irrespective of who plays in defence or in goal we just need to ride our luck and hope the opposition don’t find the back of the net (like exeter couldn’t at the weekend). We’ve already conceded at Scunthorpe and fleetwood where we were punished so teams will always get a chance in the game,  Harrogate will no doubt create something on Saturday, but I’m confident we’ll have too much for them. 

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2 hours ago, ginginator said:

Well MrB I was just studying the scores in all leagues, lots of goals. Plus Vale have not had a 4-3 for a while so I plumped for that, I think it will be an open game and if Leeds can score 3 @ Anfield then who knows 😉

As the advert says "Do it for Yorkshire" luckily the Tea Bar is shut.

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It is going to be another cracking game on Saturday against a Harrogate side that has plenty of attacking threat. Someone posted a while back that they like to attack down the flanks with their overlapping fullbacks and it seems that the right hand side seems to be their strongest. There's an interesting piece in the report of their last league game against Walsall:

After falling behind early Town began to enjoy the better of the play. The pristine pitch at the Keepmoat Stadium suiting their passing style and the right-sided duo of Ryan Fallowfield and George Thomson imposed themselves on the game.

You can see this in the video highlights of the game against Southend and Walsall, so they're worth a watch.

https://www.skysports.com/football/southend-vs-harrogate-t/430267

https://www.skysports.com/football/harrogate-t-vs-walsall/report/430275

Hopefully, we'll be ready for this and they'll have too much to think about coping with Devante on that right side of theirs.

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If they overlap full backs against our pace and ability on the break Devante will murder them you’d hope with his pace. May make it open as our full backs are being targeted but if they push to far up Rodders should be enjoying the freedom of the flank to get at them.

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This one should be a routine victory if we are expecting to be a top 3 team.

First and foremost though we need to work harder them to earn then right to play.If we play our high tempo game, which we did in a short spell against Crawley, I would expect our quality to shine through.

Assuming Gibbo & Amoo are no where near match fitness

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Mills Legge Smitth Monty

Conlon. Joyce Manny

Wozza Cullen Rodney

 

 

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Match them (or more) for work-rate and we'll win the game, simple as that. They have some useful players, we have lots of them. They'll finish mid-table I think come the end of the season and if we want out of the league we can't be dropping points at home to sides like this. We'll do fine as long as no complacency sets in, and this early on in the season especially, it shouldn't.

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On 23/09/2020 at 15:52, valefan16 said:

If they overlap full backs against our pace and ability on the break Devante will murder them you’d hope with his pace. May make it open as our full backs are being targeted but if they push to far up Rodders should be enjoying the freedom of the flank to get at them.

I reckon this will be the key battle. Fallowfield the right back is excellent going forward but I'd like to see him go one on one against Dave.

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On 22/09/2020 at 23:07, Doha said:

Watched most of the first half of this, which showed that Harrogate are a crisp-passing side who press the opposition very hard when they are not in possession. County failed to match their work rate and paid the price as they were constantly playing catch up. It will need another hard-working performance from the Vale to match this.

Harrogate though are a bit two-dimensional as most of their attacks came down their right flank between Thomson and the overlapping right back Fallowfield (I think). Thomson is also their set-piece specialist and the goal came from one of his free kicks taken from almost on the half-way line. The key to Saturday's game will be to nullify this partnership and put pressure on the right back who is much better going forward than defending. He will certainly find Devante a handful, particularly if he gets too adventurous.

Looks like being a cracking game.

 

 

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2 hours ago, valesince83 said:

 

 


Interesting read on the vale play

 

That would be a totally different analysis of our fullbacks if Gibbo and Monty were starting. 
 

Given that we have a practice game in the week for Amoo and Gibbo I can’t see them being involved in today’s game. 

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