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6 hours ago, Gallifreyan Valiant said:
6 hours ago, werstayinup said:
I think some still see the National league as though it's the city traders...... wow i am just so glad social media wasn't around when we signed Andy Jones from Rhyl or Ian Taylor from Moor Green...... some fans would self combust

League Two and the National league ade not so different now. Most are professional and there is more cash down there.

Watched the N L play offs and there is NO difference in those games / players and the majority of league 2.

Having seen many games on I Follow this time, there really didnt seem anything different at all. We could have been playing any of those teams and any result would have been possible.

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5 hours ago, Walka003 said:

The stuff about not being the only gig in town and budgets all sounds very much like the stuff we heard during Askey's reign when he was bringing in utter rubbish like Whitehead while other teams picked up gems.

Lets have faith in our set up but we still have to wait and see.

Everyone was expecting a ' number one ' goalkeeper. We may have one but will just have to wait and see.

In D.C. we trust !!

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1 hour ago, valiant_593 said:

Not sure how someone who’s never played in the football league is an upgrade on Scott brown.  Brown struggled last year but is still a decent keeper. Honestly I was hoping for someone like brown (when we signed brown) a proven player at this level. 
 

Vigaroux was only at Leyton orient, not sure why that makes him immediately out of our league. 
 

I would agree with visser but he actually looked a decent keeper when he did play, certainly a steady number 2 and we will never know on Scott. Happy with the games stone has played. However the number 1 is a bit of a risk imo in the most important position on the pitch. 

The fact that Scott Brown is 3rd choice at a club that Covolan supposedly turned down suggests to me that he is an upgrade. I could be wrong though? Browny was no where near up to the standards shown in his previous two years. Not only is that a strong opinion, but one which can be backed up by stats. 

Secondly, I really don’t understand this ‘proven player at this level’. The best goalkeeper in League 2 last season was Vaclav Hladky, and he’d never stepped foot in English football before moving to Salford. If you’re good enough, you’re good enough. Simple as. I genuinely believe Covolan will be good enough, and that’s why there was a number of EFL clubs supposedly after him. 

Yes, Vigouroux was only at Leyton Orient and I’m well aware of that. But, as I said, let’s be realistic. He was one of the better goalkeepers in League 2 last season, and there is supposedly a number of League 1 clubs after him. There was zero chance he was signing for us. 

Visser was steady, but he’s 31 and an understudy. It’s makes very little sense having an understudy at that age when you can bring in a younger lad to develop and push on. 

Covolan may seem like a risk, but I’m very confident in Clarke and Flitcroft’s decision. As you said, it’s an important part of the pitch and I’m very sure them pair wouldn’t want to make a t*ts up job of finding their number 1. 

Trust the process. 
 

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4 hours ago, werstayinup said:

Where did the talk of Vigouroux come from,he was never going to be option,i guess he was linked by a dodgy rumour site?

I have just read that Stone's contract actually has the option of another 12 months,so could be classed as a 2yr i guess.

This is not a moan because i think we are doing quite decent business in the market so far,nothing spectacular but decent but what i will say is considering(according to Brown) we have one of the biggest budgets in the league we must have a fair bit left because for me minus Wilson i cant see any of the others busting the bank(we paid a fee for Garrity but that wont be massive),so it might get interesting soon

You are right about the budget and the money possibly spent so far. Still plenty of players to come in !!

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To be clear, I wasn't overly attached to signing Vigouroux, he was more of a symbol of experienced league goal keepers.

My point is that we are very much in the unknown now. They could both be brilliant, they could be hopeless.

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17 minutes ago, Walka003 said:

To be clear, I wasn't overly attached to signing Vigouroux, he was more of a symbol of experienced league goal keepers.

My point is that we are very much in the unknown now. They could both be brilliant, they could be hopeless.

Both are absolutely brilliant. Superb signings by the club.

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Where did the talk of Vigouroux come from,he was never going to be option,i guess he was linked by a dodgy rumour site?
I have just read that Stone's contract actually has the option of another 12 months,so could be classed as a 2yr i guess.
This is not a moan because i think we are doing quite decent business in the market so far,nothing spectacular but decent but what i will say is considering(according to Brown) we have one of the biggest budgets in the league we must have a fair bit left because for me minus Wilson i cant see any of the others busting the bank(we paid a fee for Garrity but that wont be massive),so it might get interesting soon


Didn't someone on here quote Carole as saying "phase one" is now complete, being the first team? If that's the case you'd think that what they see as the big signings have been made

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5 hours ago, Walka003 said:



 

 


Didn't someone on here quote Carole as saying "phase one" is now complete, being the first team? If that's the case you'd think that what they see as the big signings have been made

 

They might have already agreed to come but not been announced yet?

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10 hours ago, TJHValiant said:

It’s actually the sort of stuff Vale managers have been saying since 1876 (or whatever the disputed day on formation). 
 

It does come down to money and yes our budget isn’t fabulous these days but then I don’t remember when it was? 

"The new owners have come in and backed every single manager to the hilt, none more so than this season coming. Everything that managers have asked of Carol, she has said yes. They are going to have one of the biggest budgets in the league next year, on the field and off the field."

- Scott Brown, two weeks ago

https://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/scott-brown-port-vale-exeter-5520669

 

Not sure where the idea that we're little old Port Vale scraping by on a shoestring budget has come from.

I'm sure we could have got Vigoroux if we wanted him. But as Iron Curtain said Flitcroft really doesn't like him so it was never going to happen.

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13 minutes ago, Walka003 said:
22 minutes ago, werstayinup said:
They might have already agreed to come but not been announced yet?

I guess so, I mean that Johnson guy from Hartlepool is yet to be announced. Still, not really a budget breaker.

I dont think any apart from maybe wilson have been budget breakers but is that the way to go or not? I am quite happy to build a squad without breaking the bank for someone,we paid a fee for Garrity but that wont of been a lot tbf.

Could some of the budget be being kept incase we pay off the 3 amigos or pay a fee for another target? maybe even to give a go in January if we are up there

For me i think we will still bring in 2 forwards,competition at LB/RB(maybe one player),a couple of wide players maybe then there will still be a couple of places to spare there but we have to remember that some will be younger lads to try and nurture.

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2 minutes ago, jeffers said:

I see James Clarke (Walsall captain) has joined Newport. Having played under DC at Salisbury, Bristol & Walsall I thought he was nailed on.

What has surprised me so far is that none of the signings(apart from one who i think was at salisbury) have played for DC or DF before

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16 minutes ago, jeffers said:

I see James Clarke (Walsall captain) has joined Newport. Having played under DC at Salisbury, Bristol & Walsall I thought he was nailed on.

Was thinking the same or his age against him but he's the same age as Martin. 

Gordon, McDonald, Clarke and Scarr were all I felt potential signings with the connection. Most managers dip into the well of players they know. 

Maybe it's a good thing who knows that we've swerved that 

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