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Match Thread: Mansfield Town v Port Vale


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Watching it was completely annoyed more than any other game this season I've watched them .
Here are my marks .
COVALAN 8 saved pen did nowt wrong our best player in my opinion
Smith 5 looked out of sorts most of night .
Martin 5 did some good things I thought but also did some bad things .
Benning 3 a cone be more useful did he think he was still playing for Mansfield because he showed no desire take them on when we had the ball and was generally miles away from there player when he was crossing .
Jones 5 poor distribution tonight
Worrall 5 headless chicken no real attacking threat at all .
Conlon 6 great goal and another great free kick however spent most of the night chasing shadows .He gets a 6 for his goal and that's it .
Pett 5 chasing shadows
Garrity 5 chasing shadows
LLoyd 5 never held the ball up but was on the end of through ball to win free kick works his socks off ill give him that .
Wilson 5
Subs Gibbons 7 he livened us up a bit .
Politic 6 at least he got us in there half
Rodney 6 thought he did OK but we never played at all all night .
733 Vale fans there and they play like that.
AWFUL.
man of the match the travelling fans
I went and I thought the vale fans were crap. Sang for about 5 minutes. Out classes by Mansfields fans and they are off the back of not winning in God knows how long.

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31 minutes ago, valiant_593 said:

Big issue is Rodney at the moment as well. He looks completely disinterested, awful last night again when he came on. Has to be amoo for me over Rodney now. 

He clearly isn't fit, his pace seems to be gone at the moment. He is the one I thought would benefit most from fans being back getting us off our seat when he bursts forward and getting him going but hasn't happened at all.

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30 minutes ago, Joe B said:

We played 433 second half (Politic, Rodney, Worrall front three) and were much, much worse. 

We weren't great with a 352 but we looked a bit better. 

Politic came on and did very little, which was disappointing. It was an off-night but 352 has served us relatively well.

I didn’t think we changed formation until Gibbo came on and Benning went off. 

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3 minutes ago, PV1973 said:

I didn’t think we changed formation until Gibbo came on and Benning went off. 

I thought second half, after the subs (57th min), we were:

Smith Martin Jones Benning

Garrity Pett Conlon

Worrall Rodney Politic

 

Politic was definitely wide left and not playing centrally, which would imply a front three, and Worrall seemed to be much higher up the pitch, with Smith further out to the right of defence.

Then, Gibbons came on, and the back 4 shifted to: Gibbons, Smith, Martin, Jones.

 

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45 minutes ago, Joe B said:

I think we're far enough into the season to surmise that Benning isn't the player we thought we were signing. It's a disappointment but with Jones, Gibbons, and Amos, LB/LWB isn't an area of concern.

because Jones has such a high ceiling and is already showing he can be fantastic for us, having Benning as his back up is fine. we all expected a player of league 1 ilk, but he's much better than what most of the sides in this league will have as options if their first choice LWB goes down.

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50 minutes ago, Joe B said:

We played 433 second half (Politic, Rodney, Worrall front three) and were much, much worse. 

We weren't great with a 352 but we looked a bit better. 

Politic came on and did very little, which was disappointing. It was an off-night but 352 has served us relatively well.

Doesn't matter what formation you play if your midfield isn't in the game at all. We could have had Salah, Mane and Jota up top last night and it probably wouldn't have made the difference it should. We lack a proper ball winner in midfield at times for me, especially away from home when you're likely to have less of the ball.

But nobody can argue that playing this wing-back formation is wasting Worrall, one of our best players. Doesn't help either when Benning has been pretty crap whenever he has started on the other side. He was poor last night at both ends of the pitch and may as well have had a Mansfield shirt on once again.

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20 minutes ago, valefan16 said:

He clearly isn't fit, his pace seems to be gone at the moment. He is the one I thought would benefit most from fans being back getting us off our seat when he bursts forward and getting him going but hasn't happened at all.

since he got covid he seems to have lost power and stamina, which is a concern. maybe he's just feeling his heel injury.

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1 minute ago, Beech said:

Doesn't matter what formation you play if your midfield isn't in the game at all. We could have had Salah, Mane and Jota up top last night and it probably wouldn't have made the difference it should. We lack a proper ball winner in midfield at times for me, especially away from home when you're likely to have less of the ball.

But nobody can argue that playing this wing-back formation is wasting Worrall, one of our best players. Doesn't help either when Benning has been pretty crap whenever he has started on the other side.

we have no defensive midfielders apart from Walker, who is going to be in and out like Manny. I suppose DC classes Pett as an all-rounder but like you said I think the midfield 3 have very similar attributes.

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A couple of other posters have mentioned it as well but I really don’t like our time wasting tactics. 
I think it’s unnecessary and the type of thing that in the past we have criticised certain other sides for.

ok when under pressure take a few seconds to take the he heat down a bit but the time we take over throw ins an goal kicks sometimes is ridiculous. 
 

i know  it’s supposedly the ‘professional’ way but personally I find it embarrassing if that’s the way we have to be to win or draw a game. 
 

refs get wise to it and just add on additional time at the end so you end up playing 6 minutes more when you are most tired. 

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Just now, osprey said:

A couple of other posters have mentioned it as well but I really don’t like our time wasting tactics. 
I think it’s unnecessary and the type of thing that in the past we have criticised certain other sides for.

ok when under pressure take a few seconds to take the he heat down a bit but the time we take over throw ins an goal kicks sometimes is ridiculous. 
 

i know  it’s supposedly the ‘professional’ way but personally I find it embarrassing if that’s the way we have to be to win or draw a game. 
 

refs get wise to it and just add on additional time at the end so you end up playing 6 minutes more when you are most tired. 

I want to see Cov swapping his laces over for every goal kick from 60 mins onwards. assuming we're winning.

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