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Not at all, but unlike you I don't go overboard for a decent performance. Based on today, I presume the likes of yourself will be championing a new 2 year deal for him? He was ok today, granted, but where have you been for the past 6-7 of his games where he's been gash?

It causes you physical pain to praise TP, doesn't it?

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I wouldn't overly get carried away as this is our worst team for as long as I can remember. You really didn't have to play well to beat us though and I think you have far more tougher challenges to co

Worrall creates all 3 goals. Get him off, should be scoring.

Shout out too to Adam Yates. Excellent, sensible summary on the game throughout. Well done lads. We can do it when we apply ourselves.

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6 minutes ago, Bycarsbill said:

Back to within 6points of play-off place, but played more games than most. 

Calm down, they are probably the worst side we have played. We did well and got the job done, we’ve got a huge test up next let’s see how we do in that. We’re miles off the play offs 

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1 minute ago, MBE said:

Feels great to have 3 points and clean sheet but steady on with the p words.... It's a start.

Agreed--I'm not getting carried away--only 8 points separates us from bottom two and, as I said, we've now played more games than most.  However, points in the bag are always nice to have.

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Delighted with the win. Crucial for us and badly needed.

All the players seemed to buy into Pugh's management style and put in a big shift. Good to see. Well done one and all.

I still think we need a defender and a midfield destroyer. We really shouldn't be conceding possession to poor teams like that on our home patch.

But after the past few weeks that was a great and important victory. By three clear goals too! We haven't done that very often.

Delighted for Pugh and everyone at the Club. It was badly needed.

Pope and Rodney will cause teams problems. Good to see Worrall and Conlon back. And even the subs put in some hard running. It was good to see.

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5 minutes ago, blackdog said:

So Paul Hurst is appointed manager of Grimsby, a manager a lot of us would not have been disappointed had he come here, he's lost his first two games, just shows how difficult it is to choose a manager.

Beggars can’t be choosers when you are as low in division 2. 

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1 minute ago, philmpv said:

Not at all, but unlike you I don't go overboard for a decent performance. Based on today, I presume the likes of yourself will be championing a new 2 year deal for him? He was ok today, granted, but where have you been for the past 6-7 of his games where he's been gash?

 

Meow!

" He was ok today, granted. "

Scored the first, would have gotten the 3rd had the defender not turned it in. 

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I will wait for saturdays team news with great interest.

I was impressed how Pugh handled the subs and formation changes today.

Im never normally a fan of 442 but it worked a charm and games against teams in 23rd at home are exactly when it should be deployed... get into them! A fully fit manny in place of Joyce and that looks lovely as an attacking side.

I wouldn’t however play it away at FGR.

Will Danny show us he is a 442 man, or will he adapt and go 4231 or 433 next Saturday. If he does, I would be happy!

Well done today Danny... Brilliant!

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7 minutes ago, valiant_593 said:

I don’t think pope should be praised. I find it quite shameful how players can put no effort in for weeks and as soon as a manager goes they all of a sudden put some effort in.

To single out Pope is harsh. You could say the say thing about a lot of them lads out there today.

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Enjoyed that ok second half we seem to sit on it but closed the gaps and worked our socks off ,and apart from a deflected shot and someone hammering the ball wide when he should  have scored we saw the game out well .

Didnt see the first goal as  was coming back from a walk at Trentham gardens but second goal was a beautiful goal great header and the third a brilliant ball in from top man Worrall .

Popes a asset in a two ain't he thought he was magnificent but I do not want single players out as every player put a shift in so well done all 

Good start for DP and lots of positives 

 

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I'm no big fan of current Pope but thought he was excellent today. Held the ball up superbly, sent the ball back for the first, played through Worrall for the second, and was lurking for the third and would have converted if Waterfall hadn't done so. Seemed to enjoy having Rodney flying about, causing mayhem for all.

Their centre halves are no farmers - Waterfall was part of Cowley's Lincoln side, and Pollock will be bought by a club higher up fairly soon, having attracted Premier League interest. 

 

 

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Just now, Bycarsbill said:

I was just posing the question.  Have a sneaking suspicion that Carol may give them a few matches trial--much easier and quicker than recruiting.  If I'm correct, let's hope it's successful! 

It would be a good option for Carol and the board and agree it would be good to see Vale promote from within the Club, but just waiting to see over a couple of games if this is the answer.    

Adam Yate's said earlier they have not looked at CV's yet as they have been supporting Pugh, so sounds like they are taking their time with this decision, but it gives the two of them a good chance to say - we are here and we are doing the bizz.

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2 minutes ago, Doha said:

Meow!

" He was ok today, granted. "

Scored the first, would have gotten the 3rd had the defender not turned it in. 

Also played Worrall through for the 2nd, I think.

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2 minutes ago, philpvfc said:

Beggars can’t be choosers when you are as low in division 2. 

You say that but we have a raft of CVs... from which we literally get to choose who we prefer 😋

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5 minutes ago, Bycarsbill said:

Back to within 6points of play-off place, but played more games than most. 

Thanks Bycarsbill. For the last few weeks I've been anxiously looking at the other end of the table. Well done Vale. I'm happy and cheery. In an hour or so I'll be happy and beery. 

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Meow!
" He was ok today, granted. "
Scored the first, would have gotten the 3rd had the defender not turned it in. 
You will do anything to give pope a goal won't you?! Clearly not pope's goal, nor was it going in
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Well done, Vale - great three points, just what the doctor ordered. Excellent change when Burgess came on for Rodney, keeping the midfield tight as Grimsby tried to get back in the game - and keeping us moving forward as that great pass to Worrall showed for his third assist.

Different kettle of fish next Saturday at FGR. They are currently fourth - largely by virtue of their away record which is the third best in L2. At home they have the eighth best record: W5 D4 L2 F14 A10, so not as daunting as you might think. Let's see how Pugh & Co set us up after today's solid win. Every chance for an upset. 

In the meantime, it's Sunderland on Tuesday with, I guess, a different starting eleven. It would be good to see RCG get a run out after Monty's defensive display today, though I am a big fan of Monty's. 

Nothing like a Vale win on a Satdee followed by a few snifters! 

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If all players give that kind of effort and commitment every week then we will  not be far off. Yes they were poor but very happy with three points and the players attitude. This is the minimum standard we want every week. So pleased for our owners and fans.

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