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Match Thread: Port Vale v Leyton Orient


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30 minutes ago, MBE said:

Wow. They have played Newport,Bradford,Carlisle,Exeter & Salford all teams expected to be in and around top 7 -  hardly do-nothing also rans after 9 games. 

If we had them fixtures we would say what start to the season.

Exeter and Salford yes. I'm not sure the other 3 are. 

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13 hours ago, Doha said:

That could be us at VP in the last two pictures. I really wish the minority elements at VP who are waiting for him to slip up out of a personal dislike/infatuation with the last manager let it go and start getting behind him and Flitcroft. That 8/9 game winning run at the end of last season could be the long overdue beginning of a steep, tall peak.  

Since Crosby came in, we've won 12 of 22. 12 W, 5 D, 5 L. 41 points. 12 clean sheets. 23 scored. 13 conceded. 

If you're keen to keep your feet on the on the ground, DO NOT extrapolate that into a 46 game season. It is deeply, deeply disconcerting for folks like us who are used to disappointment. 

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1 minute ago, Joe B said:

Since Crosby came in, we've won 12 of 22. 12 W, 5 D, 5 L. 41 points. 12 clean sheets. 23 scored. 13 conceded. 

If you're keen to keep your feet on the on the ground, DO NOT extrapolate that into a 46 game season. It is deeply, deeply disconcerting for folks like us who are used to disappointment. 

I guess we should just ride the wave. For the record, I have never met John Askey or even spoken to him. I don't personally dislike DC, I haven't met him either. I think signing Crosby was inspired. We are where we are I guess. 

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the squad is good enough to get promoted, but only keeping injuries down to an absolute minimum. When Legge went down we were at sea and dropped needless points. When Conlon was out we were virtually devoid of attacking threat at times, despite being ok at the back. Walker will play a key role in future games and he needs fitness and game time to play the role required. We haven't actually needed Rodney over the last few, but if any of the core 3 strikers got injured that would really upset the momentum. Shelter Gibbo obvs.

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I think we can feel positive but with the niggles of last seasons let down to keep us grounded.

Recent couple of games the positives have been that we do look to have more quality than opponents, even if it’s a tight or scrappy game take Harrogate for example we just looked to have that extra quality rather than just hard working.

It bodes well.

This is a big game, win this one and we are in the top 3, no reason we can’t win, we’ve beaten the current leaders and are the only side to beat the third placed also.

If we can get past this one with a win, we then head into some nicer looking fixtures on paper (then the real test of us begins with our usual record against poorer sides!)

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11 hours ago, valefan16 said:

I think we can feel positive but with the niggles of last seasons let down to keep us grounded.

Recent couple of games the positives have been that we do look to have more quality than opponents, even if it’s a tight or scrappy game take Harrogate for example we just looked to have that extra quality rather than just hard working.

It bodes well.

This is a big game, win this one and we are in the top 3, no reason we can’t win, we’ve beaten the current leaders and are the only side to beat the third placed also.

If we can get past this one with a win, we then head into some nicer looking fixtures on paper (then the real test of us begins with our usual record against poorer sides!)

The problem with “poor” sides is that they tend to park the bus. Until we have a method to combat that we will struggle. I have confidence that when the time comes AC/DC will show what they are made of. We have a good balanced side with players that have the pace to get in behind.

Keep the faith.

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31 minutes ago, jeffers said:

The problem with “poor” sides is that they tend to park the bus. Until we have a method to combat that we will struggle. I have confidence that when the time comes AC/DC will show what they are made of. We have a good balanced side with players that have the pace to get in behind.

Keep the faith.

We always struggled against poor sides under Askey because 433 counter attack doesnt work against poor sides.

As you say, our side is more balanced now and DC has far more flexibility in his plans so hopefully we can find the one to break down the bus parking teams 

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No fanzone this coming Sat .

Hope the players have had a good week of preparation for the game .

Should be a big test for us but one we should be up for the  challenge .

I'd like see Amoo and Politic at some point in the game 

Leyton Orient are up there and rightly so let's hope our crowd are bang up for it from minute one to 96 let's  push and be the 12th man women and children and lets hopefully be entertained and get a positive performance put in firstly then result after .

UTV 

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Last time their was hype at home we <ovf censored> the bed against a solid but not scary Rochdale side. Let’s not let that happen again because I think this team confident vs this team without confidence will be night and day. Keep up the momentum. And play Politic. And protect Gibbo. And find Cass’s best and permanent position. 

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Last time their was hype at home we the bed against a solid but not scary Rochdale side. Let’s not let that happen again because I think this team confident vs this team without confidence will be night and day. Keep up the momentum. And play Politic. And protect Gibbo. And find Cass’s best and permanent position. 
Out of interest, who are you dropping for Politic, as in the current system that would have to be either Worrall or Gibbons? If youre saying Gibbons, that would mean him playing out of position at LWB? Or are you saying we should change the system to accommodate him. Don't get the love in for him personally. He may be superb, he may be crap, we won't know until we've seen him for a few games, but it seems the word of Bolton fans is enough? Have we learnt nothing from Benning and Garrity?

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