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40 minutes ago, Jacko51 said:

It will be interesting to see what Clarke does on Tuesday.  Does he play Covolan or does he pick Stone and add at least an extra match to Covolan's ban??

The goalkeeper picks himself for this one now.  It’ll be interesting to see what DC does with the team as a whole.  There’s a good argument for giving the same players another chance to gel, equally, certainly after today’s performance, there’s a case for tweaking it a bit, if only to give other players a run out.  Clarke may just change it for tactical reasons, as we know.

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As a few people have already posted, I didn't think we were that bad yesterday. We weren't great either.
Overall I thought it was a poor game of football.
Clarke did try to warn us that his team's start slowly.

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12 hours 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.

I do think that will be one thing we do get under DC a team where on the day whatever the result the majority will give 100% effort,only my opinion of course

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11 hours ago, Santa said:

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.

I think long term he will earmark Gibbo or Cass for that role BUT then if he plays the same system where will wozza go,maybe when a new winger comes in it will give him chance to play 4-4-2 at times.

I would still like to see us give the Rudge 4-5-1 system a go which he played away from home during good seasons,make our pitch bigger and go 4-4-2 at home?

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11 hours ago, valiant_593 said:

I think he fits into a 433

                     Stone

Cass       Smith   Martin   Benning

       Conlon  Walker    Pett

Worrall         Wilson       Rodney 

Isn't that the system though the majority were moaning about last season? i dont mind it if we use it as an attacking format

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Good following, weather stayed dry, deffo sending off (just seen it on tv) Wilson miss was crazy from 3 yards out, don't see where we will score enough goals, just seen the 3 clubs who took over 1000 fans away all lost..Typical.

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Speaking of giving it time, it did make me laugh when the anti Flitcroft abuse started in certain quarters in the stand when they scored. 22 minutes into a new season. Never change Vale fans. 

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Just seen the highlights. Radio made Covolans sending off seem a lot worse than it was. Their guy knew exactly what he wanted to do. Think Covolan pulled at a loose thread on his shirt didn't he, and he went down as though Mr T had given him a roundhouse to the back. Covolan will learn from that.

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I think long term he will earmark Gibbo or Cass for that role BUT then if he plays the same system where will wozza go,maybe when a new winger comes in it will give him chance to play 4-4-2 at times.
I would still like to see us give the Rudge 4-5-1 system a go which he played away from home during good seasons,make our pitch bigger and go 4-4-2 at home?
If he's determined to use 3 at the back AND play Worrall, surely it has to be 343, with Worrall playing in the front 3?
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For Tranmere I'd consider looking at 433, becoming 451 defensively when required and Benning overlapping down the left with Rodney

Benning
Smith
Martin
Cass

Conlon
Walker
Pett

Rodney L
Worrall R 
Wilson/Proctor depending on Tuesday

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