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Coupled with paying a fee this is definitely a left field signing. Seems Blackpool did a job on us when they found out we were interested. If we hadn't have found out we'd have probably got him for nothing.

Clearly not rated by Oldham fans, who are generally quite knowledgeable.  Interviews well and seems excited to join.

Some players do need a season to find their feet in league football. Quigley clearly benefited more than us from his time at the club. He also moved around a few midfield positions last season. Not sure if Oldham played 2 or 3 in the middle. It may be he is really an old fasioned inside forward and could be a find as a number 8. 2 year contract shows our management have faith in him. Biggest worry for me are the comments about his poor touch, positive is he seems to be very mobile; which you need on Vale Park.

I have a feeling this is a signing we will either look back on as absolute genius or folly in 12 months time. 

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As a side note, the Seasiders seem to have a bit of a meme with him. We simply must take up the mantle. From now on, he must be referred to as 'The Goat', 'World Class', and a 'Real Baller'. Cheers. 

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I don't think you can say Quigley benefited from us. Simple fact is that he was given more of a chance elsewhere and improved massively for it. We have rarely given any player, particularly a striker, time to bed in and improve over the past 4 years, Rodney being the exception

Coupled with paying a fee this is definitely a left field signing. Seems Blackpool did a job on us when they found out we were interested. If we hadn't have found out we'd have probably got him for nothing.
Clearly not rated by Oldham fans, who are generally quite knowledgeable.  Interviews well and seems excited to join.
Some players do need a season to find their feet in league football. Quigley clearly benefited more than us from his time at the club. He also moved around a few midfield positions last season. Not sure if Oldham played 2 or 3 in the middle. It may be he is really an old fasioned inside forward and could be a find as a number 8. 2 year contract shows our management have faith in him. Biggest worry for me are the comments about his poor touch, positive is he seems to be very mobile; which you need on Vale Park.
I have a feeling this is a signing we will either look back on as absolute genius or folly in 12 months time. 


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15 minutes ago, JRC said:

 

Clearly not rated by Oldham fans, who are generally quite knowledgeable.

 

Are they really? More so than any other fans?  I’ll reserve judgement til I’ve seen him play myself rather than trust fans moaning on social media or Internet forums. 
 

Imagine if we sold Tom Conlon or Nathan Smith and opposition fans came on here to get a straw poll of 2 of our best players. It would be the same, fans moaning and criticising, that’s the nature of the internet isn’t it. 

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No idea if he’s any good or will be any good so I’ll judge him when I see him play. 

Obviously he’s not a proven player or an ‘exciting’ signing. The Oldham fans’ comments are a little concerning. However, let’s be honest, we are not going to sign 15 proven players.

I’m sure there will be more exciting signings coming through the door. 

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3 minutes ago, PV1973 said:

Are they really? More so than any other fans?  I’ll reserve judgement til I’ve seen him play myself rather than trust fans moaning on social media or Internet forums. 
 

Imagine if we sold Tom Conlon or Nathan Smith and opposition fans came on here to get a straw poll of 2 of our best players. It would be the same, fans moaning and criticising, that’s the nature of the internet isn’t it. 

If you did a search for either player on here most comments on those 2 players would be positive.  Every player will have some fans who don't rate them. The comments on the Oldham website are quite universally negative. So while it is the nature of the internet for people to comment; there is a difference in the 2 scenarios.

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31 minutes ago, Joe B said:

Oldham are absolute pony regardless. Carried by a player called 'Bahamboula'. Give over. Non-serious entity and tinpot affair. Dismiss their opinions and move forward. 

What's wrong with being called Bahamboula?

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12 minutes ago, PV1973 said:

Imagine if we sold Tom Conlon or Nathan Smith and opposition fans came on here to get a straw poll of 2 of our best players.

Yeh they'd be in tears reading Breadwinner

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The only thing with the Oldham comments is they aren't sour grapes, they are comments during the season itself not ones made today. 

It's a leftfield signing for sure but we'll judge him ourselves not based on their comments. 

Didn't play either game against us . 

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I guess if your modus operandi is to get an experienced Director of Football + a manager to do the recruitment the way to compete is going to be by getting value for money out of players who are operating a bit below the radar and inevitably not the obvious candidates from wikipedia searches or fans’ forums. As such I expect people to be underwhelmed right through to August. I won’t be  concerned until December if we aren’t seeing a shape and a team that’s greater than the sum of its parts.

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55 minutes ago, valeparklife said:

Interesting to hear Garrity's interview where he said DC and DF "showed him a presentation" of where we want to go as a club.

It's almost like we're a professional football club again!

Or maybe they just dusted off Gannon’s??

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15 minutes ago, Valiant62 said:

I guess if your modus operandi is to get an experienced Director of Football + a manager to do the recruitment the way to compete is going to be by getting value for money out of players who are operating a bit below the radar and inevitably not the obvious candidates from wikipedia searches or fans’ forums. As such I expect people to be underwhelmed right through to August. I won’t be  concerned until December if we aren’t seeing a shape and a team that’s greater than the sum of its parts.

Yeah totally agree... they are clearly also focused on players that could be improved and sold on. 

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49 minutes ago, SuperHuman said:

No idea if he’s any good or will be any good so I’ll judge him when I see him play. 

Obviously he’s not a proven player or an ‘exciting’ signing. The Oldham fans’ comments are a little concerning. However, let’s be honest, we are not going to sign 15 proven players.

I’m sure there will be more exciting signings coming through the door. 

Very much in favour  of lets see him play. Only a few players get universal praise , most divide opinion. I suppose concern is when players dont divide opinion and that  opinion is all negative.  Guthrie being a recent example and that didnt end well.

But hey lets give the guy a chance.

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47 minutes ago, darren1810 said:

The only thing with the Oldham comments is they aren't sour grapes, they are comments during the season itself not ones made today. 

It's a leftfield signing for sure but we'll judge him ourselves not based on their comments. 

Didn't play either game against us . 

If you read the quotes it's the same 3 or 4 Oldham fans commenting off the back of the same game. I don't get it! He's playing at league 2 level, you aren't gonna have fans raving about you every game. Clearly had a poor game & they vented on Twitter.

Means sod all.

Just trust the process & let's back the kid. He could be a good player for us.

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Sounds as if this lad has loads of potential. He's had a meteoric rise and was playing Sunday league football two years ago when he was signed by Warrington and scored a load of goals from midfield. Then he was snapped up by Blackpool and they clearly  liked what they saw when he was on loan at Oldham because they extended his contract.

And who cares what the Oldham fans think? The lad is new to the EFL and I'd take DC and DF's judgement over theirs any day of the week. The lad is still learning his trade and we should give him a chance. No risk, no reward.

Welcome to Vale Park, yewth. 

 

 

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21 hours ago, MBE said:

fit the criteria of age, experience and future potential - players on an upward curve.

Carole made it very clear she would like Vale to be seen as a place for players to come and develop using Rodders and Taylor as examples.

21 hours ago, MBE said:

we have a proper process in place to ensure we get the right players.We certainly won't be signing any has beens on 2 year contracts like previous management teams. I have COMPLETE faith and trust in DF and DC to get it right, even if there maybe some perceived left field or 'lazy' signings.

21 hours ago, MBE said:

This is the issue with statistics out of context.

Welcome to PVFC Ben Garrity 

 

 

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