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<ovf censored> opening fixture and a tough month in general. If we can be top half + come the beginning of October we’ll be a slow climber. Just hope the players don’t lose belief or motivation during that time!

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2 hours 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

Yes, but next week dunner put a bet on Vale to win 😂

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23 minutes ago, 1 said:

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.

Anyone have any idea how many goals or assists he got from RWB last season? 

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Jones - MOTM and we will benefit from those throws over the season
Pett - really liked some of his touches and worked nonstop - reminded me a little of the bogeyman (blast from the past)
Rodney - run his socks off and got battered from pillar to post
Proctor - like the look of him - be interesting when playing in a full 11, which brings us to:
Covolan -  - we love a psychopath
Wilson - mmmmmmmmm 
everyone else - cant really remember much of note 


About right that although I would add that Smith and Worrall had solid games.

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Just caught the highlights on Sky...

Terrible goal to concede, got to win the first header, then they get the bit of luck when it drops to their man a few yards out.

The Wilson "miss"... 99 times out of a 100 that hits his shin & ends up in the net, so unlucky. Surely we had our fair share of bad luck last season & we're due a bit this year! I don't blame him for that, it was drilled in at him & he's been unlucky there.

Poor result. We go again.

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31 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.

No one told me that I just read all other people's comments on Wonder of Port Vale ,not many positive ones is there but lets face they have only had two attempts on target and ones gone in  and we have allegedly missed a sitter  from close in .

First game means nothing  so not bothered lets see how they do when I'm in the ground with me booming voice constantly urging them on ,I haven't watched one second of today's game ,glad I didn't. 

WORRALL is not a defender 

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23 minutes ago, Breadwinner said:

No one told me that I just read all other people's comments on Wonder of Port Vale ,not many positive ones is there but lets face they have only had two attempts on target and ones gone in  and we have allegedly missed a sitter  from close in .

First game means nothing  so not bothered lets see how they do when I'm in the ground with me booming voice constantly urging them on ,I haven't watched one second of today's game ,glad I didn't. 

WORRALL is not a defender 

There’s your first mistake, listening to the stuff on those vale Facebook pages, they are a cesspit of negativity and abuse when we lose. 

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What we all know and have known for years is that we need a regular scoring forward. Ok Rodney is favourite but Clarke wants 2 front runners and those in our squad will not prove to be consistent scorers. Goals are needed to cement Vale's undoubted solid midfield squad. Today was frustrating. A draw would have been ok. Even with 10 players we we were not outplayed or out fought. The team will gel in time. I also echo what the majority have said in that Wozza has to play on the wing. We lost but I could not accept what some were mouthing off at the end in that they will not attend away games again and the manager is crap! It was the first match ffs. Back the Club, like Carol is and we will get it right. This division is wide open.

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By playing Worrall at RWB you are sacrificing his game for the sake of the team. It was OK in the short term last season but you need a system that plays to your strengths, and Worrall is one of our key creative and attacking players.

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2 hours ago, Rory said:
2 hours 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 is the problem. I dont see our midfield three AND Worrall in the same team. D C will not change the midfield three for a few games yet i dont think

 Not enough exciting play created and plenty of goals need to come from the two up front.

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By playing Worrall at RWB you are sacrificing his game for the sake of the team. It was OK in the short term last season but you need a system that plays to your strengths, and Worrall is one of our key creative and attacking players.
Spot on. It seems to me to be a reactive outlook when, with the players we've now got, surely we should be looking at a proactive approach. Smacks of Aspin all over again, set up not to lose then, invariably, lose. When you set up defensively, if you concede first, generally you have to then adopt a whole new approach mid game, whereas it should be much easier to react to a setback when youre already set up to take the front foot.
That said, DC obviously knows a lot more than me about all things football!
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The problem with Covolan coming so far out is that if he doesn’t get some distance on his clearance, or find a Vale player with a pass, he’s always going to struggle to get back between the sticks.  As it was, a bad touch, he’s lost the ball and bingo.  It’s one thing sweeping up but another thing altogether over committing.

Stone looked fine in the friendlies and for me he’s a far steadier option.

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6 minutes ago, Sandyford_Lion said:

That is the problem. I dont see our midfield three AND Worrall in the same team. D C will not change the midfield three for a few games yet i dont think

 Not enough exciting play created and plenty of goals need to come from the two up front.

I think he fits into a 433

                     Stone

Cass       Smith   Martin   Benning

       Conlon  Walker    Pett

Worrall         Wilson       Rodney 

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4 minutes ago, Guitar Ray said:

The problem with Covolan coming so far out is that if he doesn’t get some distance on his clearance, or find a Vale player with a pass, he’s always going to struggle to get back between the sticks.  As it was, a bad touch, he’s lost the ball and bingo.  It’s one thing sweeping up but another thing altogether over committing.

Stone looked fine in the friendlies and for me he’s a far steadier option.

Hes not had the greatest start to his vale career but im not writing him off just yet everyone makes mistakes and unfortunately as a goalkeeper mistakes are highlighted more because they normally result in a goal/penalty or something like today and him being sent off. It's unfortunate to happen in his first game but hopefully he bounces back from it and shows us that he is more than capable at this level. Yes he's probably cost us any chance of getting something today but theres a lot of games for him to make it up

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1 minute ago, Vale1995 said:

Hes not had the greatest start to his vale career but im not writing him off just yet everyone makes mistakes and unfortunately as a goalkeeper mistakes are highlighted more because they normally result in a goal/penalty or something like today and him being sent off. It's unfortunate to happen in his first game but hopefully he bounces back from it and shows us that he is more than capable at this level. Yes he's probably cost us any chance of getting something today but theres a lot of games for him to make it up

Massively frustrating as I was singing his praises first half for his ability to sweep up, claims crosses and set up attacks. Big learning curve, bit I’m backing him to bounce back. 

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1 minute ago, Boslem&#x27;s Brazil said:

Massively frustrating as I was singing his praises first half for his ability to sweep up, claims crosses and set up attacks. Big learning curve, bit I’m backing him to bounce back. 

Your praises may still be justified, hes made one mistake i wont be judging him before ive seen more of him

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