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Match Thread: Port Vale v Rochdale


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No need for 2 subs at half time. 1-1 at half time was not disastrous and we had enough time to win the game. I don’t get the want to change things all the time. 4-4-2 with Rodney at left midfield is never going to work. The madness at the start of the second half didn’t need to happen. 

Also, I don’t get the reluctance to play wingers. Why can’t Amoo or Politic get a game?

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51 minutes ago, Pops said:

Recruitment is shocking!

 Benning Martin OMG.

Benning an absolute legend at Mansfield with clubs in the higher division after him. Martin a virtual ever present in a Scottish Premier side last season after he signed and excellent last week at FGR. Both had poor games today - I take it you never had a poor game Ray?

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Amazing for 20 minutes, then utter garbage! 

Rodney was an embarrassment! Benning was very poor, Martin was very poor, Garitty and Pett were very poor. Wilson didn't do much and even Woz was quiet! 

Conlon and Proctor were decent. 

The system, formation and players got more and more confusing and disjointed as the game went on. 

Very frustrating that we lose at home following a great away win. New manager, new process, new squad, same old Vale. 

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Whilst I acknowledge he hasn't scored and that's his job I've got to admit I'm sick of Wilson being hauled off game after game. 

He put twice the effort in that Rodney did. I can't believe how awful Rodney was today a truly woeful 45 . 

Proctor and Conlon for me the only two stand outs 

On today's naughty step 

Pett, anonymous

Rodney, disinterested

Martin, cumbersome

Cass, colour blind 

Oh well I'll be at Swindon hoping for what seems like our first win since the 90's ? 

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I'm really pissed off with that result today. Why are we constantly playing not too loose?

Great start, we should be 2 or 3 up within the next 15 mins looked good but one the goal goes in we looked really larthegic. We looked completely off the pace with no idea how to manage the game, constantly giving the ball away.

What really annoyed me is iin the 2nd half we went 442 put them under pressure scored a goal and immediately the manager changed it back to <ovf censored> 352 and we lost all energy and impetus again. From that point only ever going to be one team winning it.

Very poor defending for the 3 goals but I'm sorry that defeat is on the manager tonight for handing momentum. back to Rochdale with poor subs and tactics.

AND when is Rodney going to <ovf censored> learn how to play football.??

 

 

 

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Wilson is getting a much harder time on here than anyone else, which I think is unfair. It's no coincidence that all of Proctors league goals have come when he's played alongside Wilson. Wilsons runs, touches and pressing occupy the oppo defence a lot more than Rodney has

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Lovely tributes pre-game and found myself emotional when opening the programme to see Old Sage's face.

Clarke seems intent on his teams starting at great pace for 20 minutes and then, as its unsustainable, taking the foot off the gas. Happened the last two games. Last week we got 2 and defended superbly, this week we got 1 and defended poorly.

Benning is a real disappointment, and Martin failed to get hold of Beesley all day in a dire performance. The switch to 442 allowed their 18 to pick the ball and cause havoc. Wilson looks more forlorn by the game.

We've gone from defensively solid with no goals to goals and leaky defense. Proctor looks superb but the balance needs to be struck. Very disappointing with 5500 home fans in. 

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1 hour ago, Beech said:

 

Early days but I don't think Benning is the answer at left-back. Decent enough going forward but he hasn't got a clue when it comes to the other end of the pitch. The better teams in the league will have a field day against him.

We’re not playing Benning at left back, he’s playing more midfield. He would do at left back as he can play the way that he’s facing instead of having to turn. He did get caught in possession today in the second half because Rodney was not making any runs for him

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4 minutes ago, Pops said:

You happy?

you believing the spin?

stooping low with your reply Jean.

What was low about it Ray?  Players have poor games. All I was asking was if you had ever had one. Criticising the whole recruitment on the basis of one game was, in my opinion, over the top and unnecessary. 

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It seems like too often our back three are stretched and have to go and close down the player on the ball (causing a chain reaction of passing on their player to somebody else and so on) and that’s how somebody gives their man the slip and scores against us  

Thats what happened on Tuesday and it looked like what happened today when Benning slipped for their first.

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