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Let's face it, DC reckoned we'd start slow, basically not win. Wonder how the players felt hearing that. Hardly Mr Motivator is he.
Behave. He didn't do too badly with the worst Vale side in living memory and in free fall last season did he?

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12 minutes ago, CAVALIER said:

Let's face it, DC reckoned we'd start slow, basically not win. Wonder how the players felt hearing that. Hardly Mr Motivator is he.

Honestly for a grown man to actually believe that baffles me. 

Yeah sure… DC said in an interview that his teams hadn’t started well historically (probably because he like a rebuild) and the professional footballers who play for us thought “oh man, we are rubbish” and then were so despondent it caused us to lose. 

Seriously? 

I have an idea… I’m going to become a manager and at each press conference I will say “my teams always win [insert situation]”… then, bosh, they would go out and win.

Wonder where I will keep my champions league trophy?

We have lost the opening game.

So far we have had people say we should never play the formation that got us a near on record breaking run of wins last year.

Someone suggested the whole recruitment is wrong.

And now more than one grown man has suggested one sentence caused the players to lose all confidence.

Tonight was a test of people’s rational thought… mixed bag of performances so far! 

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10 minutes ago, Rory said:
25 minutes ago, valiant_593 said:
Been saying it all pre season. I get gibbo is injured. We’ve signed cass, play either him or smith there and let Worrall stay up top where he hurts teams at this level. 

Play Worrall where? He'd have to bin this daft system.

That’s exactly what he should do. 433 or 4231 for me 

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2 minutes ago, Iron Curtain said:

Honestly for a grown man to actually believe that baffles me. 

Yeah sure… DC said in an interview that his teams hadn’t started well historically (probably because he like a rebuild) and the professional footballers who play for us thought “oh man, we are rubbish” and then were so despondent it caused us to lose. 

Seriously? 

I have an idea… I’m going to become a manager and at each press conference I will say “my teams always win [insert situation]”… then, bosh, they would go out and win.

Wonder where I will keep my champions league trophy?

We have lost the opening game.

So far we have had people say we should never play the formation that got us a near on record breaking run of wins last year.

Someone suggested the whole recruitment is wrong.

And now more than one grown man has suggested one sentence caused the players to lose all confidence.

Tonight was a test of people’s rational thought… mixed bag of performances so far! 

Exactly this, I think i need a time out from this site its so frustrating to read, yes be frustrated with the result yes say we were poor today because we were but to question the managers ability to motivate, the managers recruitment and the formation we play after one game is delusional. Its going to take time and patience and there is going to be some below average perfomances whilst we are building and learning to play with eachother. But just give them a bloody chance 

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1 hour ago, werstayinup said:

As someone put on FB we have gone 16yrs not losing on the opening day and on the whole have then had poor seasons........so what i am saying is we will be in the top 3 at christmas after losing that record now 🙂 feel free to return to this post around then to thank me

Thanking you in advance! Not sure wheether it will happen - but I'd rather back an optimist than a miserable nihilist!

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Had we kept 11 men on the pitch I think we would have taken a point today, and then everyone is saying it's a solid performance and result for the first game, away from home against a fancied side. One positive is that we were still solid despite being a man down and Stone only had a couple of decent saves to make.

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Just back home from Northampton. Its a day where i would ordinarily have a lot to say, but for now let us put it into perspective. For those not privileged to experience todays game it was for myself a honour to witness the return of football live after the horrendous months of pain and anguish. Inquest for another day and the belief that there is plenty of success ahead with Daryl Clarkes Side.

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Vale have a tough 5-6 game start so need to get some cohesion into the team asap.

Midfield was found wanting today, too many aimless balls in the air, Wilson seems to prefer the ball into his feet.

Northampton had done their homework and exploited the 3-5-2 when ever they could, Worrall will be burnt out by October playing that system, what a waste to play him at RWB.

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9 minutes ago, Paul6754 said:

Vale have a tough 5-6 game start so need to get some cohesion into the team asap.

Midfield was found wanting today, too many aimless balls in the air, Wilson seems to prefer the ball into his feet.

Northampton had done their homework and exploited the 3-5-2 when ever they could, Worrall will be burnt out by October playing that system, what a waste to play him at RWB.

But then won’t we moaning we are only playing one striker? 

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Just now, Boslem's Brazil said:

But then won’t we moaning we are only playing one striker? 

Personally I would play a front 3. Rodney on the left, Wilson up top and Worrall on the right. I think that’s more attacking that a front two of Wilson and Rodney. I just want to see Worrall up top again. 

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2 hours ago, Breadwinner said:

I'm reading all sorts on the Vale sites ,lack of effort is coming up in a lot  of people's comments if so they haven't played in front of a crowd for a long time surely the extra energy they get from the crowd (away following )yet I'm hearing that players were  jogging about if true I'm disgusted  .

Goalkeeper sent off and a very poor goal conceded have to see but heard it was pathetic .

First game not to fussed to be honest but if you have paid your hard earned and seen players strolling about then that does not bode well at all .

Like I say I'm just going on comments I ain't seen anything of the game so very disappointed here this 

 

Whoever told you all that rubbish either hasn't been to the game or, like a lot of lads in the away end, spent his time watching the home fans rather than the game.  There was no lack of effort from the players at all.

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5 minutes ago, Jacko51 said:

Whoever told you all that rubbish either hasn't been to the game or, like a lot of lads in the away end, spent his time watching the home fans rather than the game.  There was no lack of effort from the players at all.

Agree. Poor performance but it wasn’t due to lack of effort. Just weren’t very good on the day 

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Just back home from Northampton. Its a day where i would ordinarily have a lot to say, but for now let us put it into perspective. For those not privileged to experience todays game it was for myself a honour to witness the return of football live after the horrendous months of pain and anguish. Inquest for another day and the belief that there is plenty of success ahead with Daryl Clarkes Side.
Quite agree. We're back and that should be the biggest topic. Great day, great atmosphere between both sets of fans. As Clarke states it's a marathon not a sprint. UTV

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Worrall will be burnt out or injured playing in that system by October. And before that he’ll put in about 5 crosses and score no goals. Why tie the hands of one of the most consistent performers and high-quality talents we have available? In a front 3 he’d get 10+ and just as many assists. Smith was one of our best players playing RB / RWB under Darrell last season? Makes no sense, will never make any sense.

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