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1 hour ago, Warren said:

They lost to Tranmere. My Tranmere friends are hopeful of sneaking up on auto promotion after a slow start to the season. Note Cambridge have Tranmere's ex striker scoring for them and Tranmere let him go because of Vaughan. Much travelled but mainly at higher levels.

They dont have to sneak.

They are a good team and will finish in the top three.

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Hi all, Can I please make a couple of comments: 1. Please KEEP ON TOPIC. This is about a football match. I am now going to plough through and remove all posts not to do with the game (happy

Nice to see you are starting early Should we play poorly or lose then no doubt we will hear a lot from you today again..... play well or win we will see you Tuesday. For goodness sake Askey

Pope back by the end of March, apparently he’s running now which is a bonus, he couldn’t run before his injury.😃

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2 minutes ago, Aguar61 said:

Hi Pete,

Pete,I just feel were coming out of the mire that was Smirfs legacy and the detritus of browns stay. Many of the wins we had last season could have been so easily not,I never felt that Askey had a real plan. I think Clarke is a guy with a strong idea of what will work. I hope he is right

 

I think, certainly in my case a part of you expects things to go wrong being a Vale supporter, certainly since the Rudge era. But yes, we came good again for a season with Horton, same for a couple with Micky, we should have backed Page. Since then we have been lucky to retain league status, this no exception.

 

We do have stability off the field (I hope the finances stack up?), endorsed by the appointments of Flitcroft and Clarke. Massive risk appointing the 'dynamic duo' by Carol.  I just don't think we have enough goals to survive, may be a formation change, bit of luck, Rodney excels, Pope comes back, Amoo starts to play and Worrall gets a few then who knows.

Stick a tenner on a win at Salford amd a brace for 'Delboy'!!

Heart 2-0 Vale

Head 3-0 Salford

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2 minutes ago, pete vale said:

I think, certainly in my case a part of you expects things to go wrong being a Vale supporter, certainly since the Rudge era. But yes, we came good again for a season with Horton, same for a couple with Micky, we should have backed Page. Since then we have been lucky to retain league status, this no exception.

 

We do have stability off the field (I hope the finances stack up?), endorsed by the appointments of Flitcroft and Clarke. Massive risk appointing the 'dynamic duo' by Carol.  I just don't think we have enough goals to survive, may be a formation change, bit of luck, Rodney excels, Pope comes back, Amoo starts to play and Worrall gets a few then who knows.

Stick a tenner on a win at Salford amd a brace for 'Delboy'!!

Heart 2-0 Vale

Head 3-0 Salford

We don't have the kind of players we need right now but I think that we are heading towards where we should be with the new appointments. We both want the same thing I think,but we have to have patience.

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2 minutes ago, Aguar61 said:

We don't have the kind of players we need right now but I think that we are heading towards where we should be with the new appointments. We both want the same thing I think,but we have to have patience.

I'm paient after 40 odd years. Losing league status would be devastating. looking at the form tables, ours is rubbish but barrow, Grimsby and Colchester are worse. Odds suggest 20th/ 21st place, this lack of goals, particularly when defending and playing OK, worries me, it did early season with Askey.

Football is a 'funny old game' as Greavsie used to say. Win at salford and we get another breather. get battered in the next x2 games, and...

It's Vale... "It is what it is" as many say... Who did the recruitment, was it John Askey or Arthur Askey?!!!

 

 

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22 minutes ago, Aguar61 said:

Hi Pete,

Pete,I just feel were coming out of the mire that was Smirfs legacy and the detritus of browns stay. Many of the wins we had last season could have been so easily not,I never felt that Askey had a real plan. I think Clarke is a guy with a strong idea of what will work. I hope he is right

 

Guess your interpretation of mire is the possibility of being related to the conference !!!!! Well I’m sure DC will have a plan of how to get us out of the conference. Ps as a matter of interest how many teams have bounced back to division 4 at the first attempt after relegation? 

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2 minutes ago, pete vale said:

I'm paient after 40 odd years. Losing league status would be devastating. looking at the form tables, ours is rubbish but barrow, Grimsby and Colchester are worse. Odds suggest 20th/ 21st place, this lack of goals, particularly when defending and playing OK, worries me, it did early season with Askey.

Football is a 'funny old game' as Greavsie used to say. Win at salford and we get another breather. get battered in the next x2 games, and...

It's Vale... "It is what it is" as many say... Who did the recruitment, was it John Askey or Arthur Askey?!!!

 

 

I recognise that we are fellow sufferers . It's a badge we wear with pride but with more hope than surety. I'm also a socialist so lost causes are my thing,cheers Amigo.

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Just now, Aguar61 said:

I recognise that we are fellow sufferers . It's a badge we wear with pride but with more hope than surety. I'm also a socialist so lost causes are my thing,cheers Amigo.

😀Go steady, you never know "everything good comes, to he, who waits" or so they say... Suffering is an integral part of the job description for a Vale fan....

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13 minutes ago, Nofinikea said:

So its all based on what you believe?

I do hope the irony isn't lost on you that I posted a fact and you have taken against it with a "belief" of what me stating those facts implies...

I can't wait for you to try and shut somebody down on a political thread because they aren't posting facts.

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Yeah yeah I totally believe you just posted that stat because you love numbers and thought the rest of us couldn’t do the maths. Definitely. For sure. No other explanation.
 

No other motive al all. Definitely. For real.

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Well we’ve tried different combinations up front and I have to say that none of them have been successful. The player who is going to save our season and assure our football league status AGAIN will be Tom Pope. I just hope he’s fit and raring to go. If this does happen then we’ll need to give TP a new twelve month contract because we’ve failed to find a replacement even though we’ve  known for a couple of years that his career was coming to an end.

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Our fixtures seem pretty typical. If we don't win games we will be relegated. We need to get some points from the next two games and then average more than a point a game. In the key games against teams near the bottom we must not lose and winning will make a big difference. We can't hope that Pope coming back will make the difference. Nor anyone else really. It starts with what we have at Salford. At the end of the day, none of these teams are particularly good, the gap to be bridged isn't huge. But we have to start scoring. 

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2 minutes ago, Warren said:

Our fixtures seem pretty typical. If we don't win games we will be relegated. We need to get some points from the next two games and then average more than a point a game. In the key games against teams near the bottom we must not lose and winning will make a big difference. We can't hope that Pope coming back will make the difference. Nor anyone else really. It starts with what we have at Salford. At the end of the day, none of these teams are particularly good, the gap to be bridged isn't huge. But we have to start scoring. 

Hopefully Rodney will have a point to prove Tuesday, lets start there....

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16 minutes ago, rider1308 said:

Ps as a matter of interest how many teams have bounced back to division 4 at the first attempt after relegation? 

Bristol Rovers, 2015, under Darrell Clarke were the last one to do it.

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8 minutes ago, Nofinikea said:

Are you ok?

Question is are you? 

You seem deeply affected by Askey leaving... like really upset.

I see the latest manifestation of that is questions around who signed the players ... I assume to try and deflect criticism away from John?

I haven’t seen anyone be this affected by a manager sacking before. You seem incapable of letting it go. 

It’s ok to be sad about it. Just don’t let it affect you life too much.

You thought that “Are you ok” line was going to go better didn’t you? 😂

 

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27 minutes ago, pete vale said:

I'm paient after 40 odd years. Losing league status would be devastating. looking at the form tables, ours is rubbish but barrow, Grimsby and Colchester are worse. Odds suggest 20th/ 21st place, this lack of goals, particularly when defending and playing OK, worries me, it did early season with Askey.

Football is a 'funny old game' as Greavsie used to say. Win at salford and we get another breather. get battered in the next x2 games, and...

It's Vale... "It is what it is" as many say... Who did the recruitment, was it John Askey or Arthur Askey?!!!

 

 

Don’t think Arthur Askey would have been so stupid and a lot of the muppets on here wouldn’t have any idea who Arthur Askey is !!!! 

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1 minute ago, Nofinikea said:

Yeh you really turned that around on me didn't you.  I wish I was as clever as you.

I would suggest not focusing on intelligence... it’s really not important. Work on letting things go and moving on.

Start with accepting that although Askey did a good job in his first season, his one dimensional tactics got found out, his recruitment was poor and he couldn’t motivate his players meaning he had to go.

Will do you the world of good.

 

 

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