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I too shall be old fashioned and wait to see him play, I may even push it a tad further and not expect him to score 6 on his debut. The main reason for my patience is the fact I am not a football manager, never have been never will be and to be honest I can’t even play the game that well, I never even had a trial or had my budding career cut short in a sentinel cup fixture.

welcome to the Vale do your best every game you play and that will do for me.

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3 minutes ago, tisdeano said:


Exactly

Agree. It’s going to be a rotation of Proctor, Wilson and Rodney in the main, with Amoo and this lad to provide backup. I know we haven’t been prolific so far, but I’m confident there is goals in our 3 main strikers.
 

I’ve got a weird feeling that Proctor is going to score 20+ this season. By his own admissions he has had a difficult 4 years with injuries. Also, you don’t get a move to a Championship team by being an average league 2 player. He looks fit and hungry from what I’ve seen. I’m backing him to be the surprise package.  

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1 hour ago, valiant_593 said:

Good luck to him. As above it does seem an odd signing and I’m not sure who / if he will replace on the bench? 

DC has already admitted that he has lost out on other potential targets, then bigs up the fact he needs specific criteria for a striker. He then signs a relative unknown with no scoring record.

Other than praising his work rate I’m really not sure what he will bring to the squad. I genuinely thought that he was going to try and get someone more physical upfront. I’m sure DC will dress this up as a great signing, which he may be, but he is similar to what we already have isn’t he?

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7 minutes ago, Boslem's Brazil said:

Agree. It’s going to be a rotation of Proctor, Wilson and Rodney in the main, with Amoo and this lad to provide backup. I know we haven’t been prolific so far, but I’m confident there is goals in our 3 main strikers.
 

I’ve got a weird feeling that Proctor is going to score 20+ this season. By his own admissions he has had a difficult 4 years with injuries. Also, you don’t get a move to a Championship team by being an average league 2 player. He looks fit and hungry from what I’ve seen. I’m backing him to be the surprise package.  

I think Proctor is our best hope as he is the most likely who looks like scoring.

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2 minutes ago, WilliamBriscoe said:

DC has already admitted that he has lost out on other potential targets, then bigs up the fact he needs specific criteria for a striker. He then signs a relative unknown with no scoring record.

Other than praising his work rate I’m really not sure what he will bring to the squad. I genuinely thought that he was going to try and get someone more physical upfront. I’m sure DC will dress this up as a great signing, which he may be, but he is similar to what we already have isn’t he?

So if we signed a ‘name’ striker, who is going to be fourth choice out of Proctor, Wilson or Rodney? It was never going to happen. 

I believe Wilson will start to score goals. Let’s wait and see. 

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I’m sure DC will dress this up as a great signing, which he may be, but he is similar to what we already have isn’t he?


How is he?

Proctor - Big strong target man
Wilson - pacy and technically gifted
Rodney - very pacy and rangy
Lloyd - Pressing and grafting forward

Looks to me to be completely different to what we have

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I don’t know what some people expected. We already have 3 decent strikers at this level, the 4th was needed just as another option and as cover. Whoever we got in was gonna be a young chancer. And I don’t see why someone who’s played league games for Cheltenham at our level already is automatically worse than someone out of the Man U academy. Just because a player is in a premier league’s youth system doesn’t mean they’re any good - we’ve seen some right crap on loan from them before.

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3 minutes ago, Powerline said:

I don’t know what some people expected. We already have 3 decent strikers at this level, the 4th was needed just as another option and as cover. Whoever we got in was gonna be a young chancer. And I don’t see why someone who’s played league games for Cheltenham at our level already is automatically worse than someone out of the Man U academy. Just because a player is in a premier league’s youth system doesn’t mean they’re any good - we’ve seen some right crap on loan from them before.

Agendas know no logic 

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26 minutes ago, WilliamBriscoe said:

DC has already admitted that he has lost out on other potential targets, then bigs up the fact he needs specific criteria for a striker. He then signs a relative unknown with no scoring record.

Other than praising his work rate I’m really not sure what he will bring to the squad. I genuinely thought that he was going to try and get someone more physical upfront. I’m sure DC will dress this up as a great signing, which he may be, but he is similar to what we already have isn’t he?

Who would you have signed instead?

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Still baffled how Cheltenham managed to win the league without anyone getting into double figures in the league. George Lloyd must have offered something worth having if he featured 40 times for them.

If he's seen as fourth choice here when he's just played 40 games for the league champions then we must be pretty confident in what we already have.

Hopefully he'll play against Bolton tomorrow, have a good game and stake a claim for a first team place, though Proctor and Wilson must be pretty confident of starting on Saturday.

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I can see both sides of this coin to be honest. He's a coming in to be our fourth choice striker, he's young, out of contract so probably eager to impress and learn from older pros. In that sense what does his goalscoring record matter, it only matters what he does for Vale, and if he gets a run of games in a month or twos time and hits the ground running, we will all be saying what a great coup this was.

On the other hand, DC has already said he's missed a couple of his first choice signings, and this strikes as a rushed "anyone will do" sort of signing. Seems hard to believe that is the case given "the process" but the manager has openly admitted this guy wasn't top of his list so where on that list is he. As someone said above, if we want a player with good energy who's gonna run around a lot, we should be using Eden Bailey and saving the cash.

Wish you all the best George, come and prove the doubters wrong.

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On the face of it I was a little bit surprised with the Lloyd singing however thinking about our squad Proctor and Wilson are clearly a promising partnerships so why would you want to break that up?With Rodney and Amoo waiting in the wings to attack with pace and power that doesn't leave much scope for a 5th striker. Reading descriptions of the player sounds like he is the type to run his <ovf censored> off and chase everything down to put defenders under pressure. How can you not get behind a player like that? Generally these type of strikers don't score many goals but do tend to create chances indirectly (not credited with the final pass) by winning the ball high up the pitch so for me the stats are not really interesting, other than the number of appearance made by a 21 year old which is very impressive.

It's going to be interesting to see what Lloyd can bring to the table  and how DC will use him.

 

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7 minutes ago, Walka003 said:

I can see both sides of this coin to be honest. He's a coming in to be our fourth choice striker, he's young, out of contract so probably eager to impress and learn from older pros. In that sense what does his goalscoring record matter, it only matters what he does for Vale, and if he gets a run of games in a month or twos time and hits the ground running, we will all be saying what a great coup this was.

On the other hand, DC has already said he's missed a couple of his first choice signings, and this strikes as a rushed "anyone will do" sort of signing. Seems hard to believe that is the case given "the process" but the manager has openly admitted this guy wasn't top of his list so where on that list is he. As someone said above, if we want a player with good energy who's gonna run around a lot, we should be using Eden Bailey and saving the cash.

Wish you all the best George, come and prove the doubters wrong.

My guess is that one of the players missed out on will be Scrimshaw (the lad that’s loves scoring against us).

He has gone to Scunthorpe who will potentially have been able to offer him and his parent club Bournmouth more of a guarantee of starting games.

We were after a 4th choice striker that offers us something different. Looks to me like that’s what we have got.

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9 minutes ago, Walka003 said:

As someone said above, if we want a player with good energy who's gonna run around a lot, we should be using Eden Bailey and saving the cash.

Eden Bailey is nowhere near ready physically to compete at L2 football and a would harm his development doing it now.

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40 minutes ago, philmpv said:


So what will Lloyd add? That is a genuine question. That’s all I would like to know as I think all our strikers work hard with or without the ball, as proved by Proctor and Wilson at the weekend.

 


How is he?

Proctor - Big strong target man
Wilson - pacy and technically gifted
Rodney - very pacy and rangy
Lloyd - Pressing and grafting forward

Looks to me to be completely different to what we have

 

 

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