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1 hour ago, Birches Head Fred said:

Not sure but I think I watched a different game than most. Don't understand this idea that it was a poor first half, it was obvious from minute one that the wind was going to be the deciding factor in this game and the winners would be the team that coped with it best.

Their sole tactic was pretty easy to defend I thought and although Brown had a few saves to make, I didn't think he had to do anything more than what you would expect of him. Offensively, yes we struggled but as the away team that was to be expected, especially with the conditions.

At half time I was quietly confident that we would use the wind to our advantage and be more adventurous. Cracking first goal and you have to admire their defender for trying to call offside.

Can't fault any of the players and it was nice to see Guthrie finally score, it matters not what we think or say on here, the manager sees the players in training and picks the team, if he has faith in them I don't understand why we can't.

This is exactly the type of win that makes all the difference if we are looking to get promotion, a hard faught battling performance with some quality thrown in. Each player doing their job and playing for teach other and certainly carrying out the managers plan.

A good £10.00 worth (Thanks Matt), can't pick a man of he match so I will pick a woman, well done ref - 10/10. 

 

 

Same...that is all.

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Horrible, attritional game against a horrible side on a horrible pitch in horrible conditions. Definitely one which we’ve tended to come out the wrong side of in the past.

It was obvious from the start the wind would be a major factor and I think generally we defended ok, Brown providing a really good save from the header and a couple of other decent blocks.

All of which makes it a little strange to read that Vale’s goal was, to quote the BBC report, ‘against the run of play’ when it was clear we would have the advantage second half. 

Our in-game management is so much better. That has to be down to Clarke ‘not caring what we have to do to win matches, just win them’. The excellent Colchester and Crawley commentaries both remarked ‘you know what to expect from a Daryl Clarke side’.  

It’s frustrating that this run has come too late for a playoff push. 

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4 hours ago, Biddulph_PV said:

Our in-game management is so much better. That has to be down to Clarke ‘not caring what we have to do to win matches, just win them’. The excellent Colchester and Crawley commentaries both remarked ‘you know what to expect from a Daryl Clarke side’.  

Really looking forward to Clarke and Flitters assembling a team of absolute wnkers this summer and storming our way out of this embarrassing farmers league.

A horrible team with a consistent identity and a real morale drain to have to play against. I don't mean scumbag Westley style blatant cheating. I hate that, I'd be embarrassed. Just more of the gamesmanship and game management we've seen already. High press aggressive shlthouses getting in peoples faces, winding the clock down with subs and dribbling the ball away a few yards when the opposition have a set piece, it all adds up. VP is already a hostile place to come (particularly for the officials), opposition managers comment on it fairly often, that needs to up a notch courtesy of Darrell Clarke's shīt kickers going in on their opposition early on. 90 minutes of shłthousing our way to 3 points above all else. Letting the oppo winger know with a cheeky dig during a corner that Gibbo's going to snap their ACL with his teeth if they even dare to take him on down the flank. Carol shaking the visiting directors hands while she has one of those electric shock things hidden in her palm, Let's have it. Puddled FC.

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Really looking forward to Clarke and Flitters assembling a team of absolute wnkers this summer and storming our way out of this embarrassing farmers league.
A horrible team with a consistent identity and a real morale drain to have to play against. I don't mean scumbag Westley style blatant cheating. I hate that, I'd be embarrassed. Just more of the gamesmanship and game management we've seen already. High press aggressive shlthouses getting in peoples faces, winding the clock down with subs and dribbling the ball away a few yards when the opposition have a set piece, it all adds up. VP is already a hostile place to come (particularly for the officials), opposition managers comment on it fairly often, that needs to up a notch courtesy of Darrell Clarke's shīt kickers going in on their opposition early on. 90 minutes of shłthousing our way to 3 points above all else. Letting the oppo winger know with a cheeky dig during a corner that Gibbo's going to snap their ACL with his teeth if they even dare to take him on down the flank. Carol shaking the visiting directors hands while she has one of those electric shock things hidden in her palm, Let's have it. Puddled FC.
. One of the best posts I've ever read on here. My coffee gone everywhere

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Who the fck are Wimbledon? I want to see big Kevin S shining a laser pointer in the keepers eyes during corners next season. Right bunch of mad dossers Vale are. Class.

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one two three four
Darrell Clarke
He hates media questions
Darrell Clarke
Being puddleds the intention
Darrell Clarke
He's going bite your fćking nose off
one two three four....

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4 hours ago, Doha said:

Who the fck are Wimbledon? I want to see big Kevin S shining a laser pointer in the keepers eyes during corners next season. Right bunch of mad dossers Vale are. Class.

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one two three four
Darrell Clarke
He hates media questions
Darrell Clarke
Being puddleds the intention
Darrell Clarke
He's going bite your fćking nose off
one two three four....

Have you been drinking? 😂

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7 hours ago, Doha said:

Really looking forward to Clarke and Flitters assembling a team of absolute wnkers this summer and storming our way out of this embarrassing farmers league.

A horrible team with a consistent identity and a real morale drain to have to play against. I don't mean scumbag Westley style blatant cheating. I hate that, I'd be embarrassed. Just more of the gamesmanship and game management we've seen already. High press aggressive shlthouses getting in peoples faces, winding the clock down with subs and dribbling the ball away a few yards when the opposition have a set piece, it all adds up. VP is already a hostile place to come (particularly for the officials), opposition managers comment on it fairly often, that needs to up a notch courtesy of Darrell Clarke's shīt kickers going in on their opposition early on. 90 minutes of shłthousing our way to 3 points above all else. Letting the oppo winger know with a cheeky dig during a corner that Gibbo's going to snap their ACL with his teeth if they even dare to take him on down the flank. Carol shaking the visiting directors hands while she has one of those electric shock things hidden in her palm, Let's have it. Puddled FC.

Trust the Matrix.

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4 hours ago, Sam Kelly's Left Boot said:

Have you been drinking? 😂

That chants going go off at a sold out (away end not home, obviously) Smallsall away if Scunthorpe keep bottling it and they stay up. Even the coppers down the front are going join in.

One two three four Darrell Clarke

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Slightly off-piste, but does anybody know what Harrogate's plans are for when fans are allowed? Can't imagine them using the ground yesterday. Something in my mind makes me think they were going to ground share, but not sure 

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43 minutes ago, Beamish said:

Slightly off-piste, but does anybody know what Harrogate's plans are for when fans are allowed? Can't imagine them using the ground yesterday. Something in my mind makes me think they were going to ground share, but not sure 

It must be league standard, 4000 min,  otherwise not allowed in. They were allowed time to replace their plastic pitch.

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Sorry for late post on my players Mark's from the performance v Harrogate as had covid Jab and taken I'll afterwards well 2 days after with stomach cramps and sickness ,so all I've done is sleep last 30 odd hrs .

Brown 8 had a really good first half made some pivotal saves and generally had nothing do second half  

Smith 8

Brisley 9 my man of the match he was so good in fact he was immense .

Legge 9 along with Brisley both totally superb on the whole 

Montano 8 very good again .

Worrall 8 what a goal worth a 8 on it's own

Oyeleke 7 

Joyce 7 

Conlon 8 

Rodney 6 not at his best on this game only one situation where he shined generally out of all our players the one least involved in the game .

Robinson 8 thought he was terrific again would have had a goal if Rodney pulled it back to him  first half 

Subs 

J Taylor 8 thought he was superb on the whole was getting about the pitch brilliantly thought we improved ten fold when him and Guthrie entered the field .

Guthrie 8 great see the lad net lets hope its the first of many for the Vale a terrific team player 

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Slightly off-piste, but does anybody know what Harrogate's plans are for when fans are allowed? Can't imagine them using the ground yesterday. Something in my mind makes me think they were going to ground share, but not sure 

They played at Doncaster whilst the pitch was laid.

Holds 5000 apparently but only 1000 seated, not sure the laws on it for EFL but usually get a couple of years to sort it

They only averaged 1300 last season

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