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7 minutes ago, NellyTheValiant said:

It's more positive and balanced than the majority of the sites. I had to leave a couple of the FB sites for example, now they are something special.

I agree.

There are better, more considered, responses on here, which do stand out.

 

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Quite impressed with his hold up strength on that little video. It looks like there is an almighty scramble for strikers going on so although not DC’s first choice, hopefully he adds to our match day options. If we can stay defensively solid those striking combinations can be developed from a good base. Good luck George and welcome to the Vale.

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I can understand initial disappointment at the fact he hasn't got much experience, but we were looking for a lad to support Wilson, Rodney, and Proctor, who also offers something we don't currently have and won't have high wage/playing time demands.

He seems to have played that exact role in the majority of the title-winners games last season. He actually appears to have started 15+ games last year so they obviously rate him as they were in the midst of a title challenge, starting 7 of their first 8 and then got a nasty head injury, and was in and out subsequently.

The hope is that he can bring whatever he offered to Cheltenham last season and improve his end product. A Ben Williamson-type role, with 7-8 goals and being utilised in late games, would be very useful.

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(I moan as much as anyone, but this pre-emptive, predictive moaning is making me cross. Let stuff happen, and if it's bad, give those responsible justified hellfire. Stop with this Nostradamus nonsense). 

Clip below reminds me very strongly of a poster on here, as well as about 87% of the 'Wonder of Port Vale'.

 

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Clarke spoke on Sky Sports - hoping to move three out and looking for a fill in for Leon, but he said he might have to go to the out of contract market if nothing happens today.

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17 minutes ago, efsb said:

Clarke spoke on Sky Sports - hoping to move three out and looking for a fill in for Leon, but he said he might have to go to the out of contract market if nothing happens today.

I'm surprised he hasn't scoured this forum or the Wonder of You group. He will find plenty of people that insinuate they could do a better job on the pitch.

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10 minutes ago, Rocky said:

I'm surprised he hasn't scoured this forum or the Wonder of You group. He will find plenty of people that insinuate they could do a better job on the pitch.

                    You would think so

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1 hour ago, mbycars said:

Whats the difference in paying him off or paying him to the end of the season. Either way we are still paying him.

err? we get rid!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!🤥

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1 hour ago, mbycars said:

Whats the difference in paying him off or paying him to the end of the season. Either way we are still paying him.

Paying him to the end of the season would incur NI and other expenses,  whereas doing a deal now would be less.

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On the outgoing players, it's all gone quiet on the Colchester Utd front. However, Hartlepool say they want two strikers and have made approaches for two players. There's nothing to suggest it's Robinson and I suspect his wages may be too much for them but it's a club looking for a striker on deadline day....

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Even if we end up paying 75% of Theo and Whitehead's wages, we'd still be saving 25% compared to them rotting with the youth team here. I feel sorry for Burgess, he's done well at times and is young. Whitehead and Theo need to be gort rid of though.

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4 hours ago, TJHValiant said:

Nobody else will be offering him a wage anywhere near what we did, especially if it’s 2k a week like a previous poster said. 
 

He will sit that out. 

You have absolutely no idea what other clubs will / won't / can't do! But - until the transfer deadline ends...TONIGHT...we live in hope!

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15 minutes ago, LancyTony said:

You have absolutely no idea what other clubs will / won't / can't do! But - until the transfer deadline ends...TONIGHT...we live in hope!

If you were the Vale manager, and you were looking at signing a player from another club (say Hartlepool for example) that had been told he had no future with the club, was training with the youth team and hadn't been given a squad number this season, with no interest from other clubs and you knew he was on £2k a week, and it was transfer deadline day today, what would you do?

A) Offer the player the full £2k because you're so desperate to sign him

or

B) Offer a pittance (perhaps £100 a week) and let the other team make up the rest because you know that otherwise they'll be stuck with paying the full amount?

and why would you do anything other than choose B?

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16 hours ago, Paul6754 said:

Good luck to the lad, hope he does really well in a Vale shirt.

However, given his track record of scoring goals it's highly unlikely he will be a player that makes the difference and gets Vale into the play-offs.

Won't need to if we continue defending how we have done in these first 5 games.

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I've been thinking about it during a walk just and it's pissed me off. 

Slagging the kid off on social media is one thing done up and down the country at every club, but to tag him in the posts so he gets notifications and sees what Vale "fans" are saying about him personally before he's even made a sub appearance is beyond me. That'll really endear him to the club and motivate him. <ovf censored> off down Stoke you big dossers. 

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