Jump to content

Match Thread: FAC3 Port Vale v Brentford


Fosse69

Recommended Posts

First half was flat but if we fly out the traps and play like we did 2nd half, we would have been done on the counter and be dead at half-time. We had to sit in and ensure it was tight. We were in the game and, if Politic makes any form of decent contact, would have been 2-2 with 15 minutes to go. 

  • Like 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Advert:


13 minutes ago, philmpv said:
17 minutes ago, Paul6754 said:
What did he do, was anonymous first half I doubt he touched the ball. Second half he put in one poor cross, he had a free header from a good position which he put tamely over the bar and that was about it.  Brentford passed the ball around him, he was chasing shadows all game.

I don't know what you were watching but it wasn't the same game as me mate. Brentford passed the ball around every one of our players today, in the first half, yet you've singled out Garrity? Sorry, not having it. Garrity played nearly as well as he has been all season, against PL opposition IMHO.

So what did he do.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

27 minutes ago, vale victory said:


Doesn’t the gate state tickets sold ???

Even if the scanners turnstiles didn’t work it’s just tickets sold that matters

In league games Vale always quote bums on seats. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted (edited)
3 minutes ago, CAVALIER said:

I'll leave you to watch the highlights guys. We had 10-15 minutes, that's it. I just wanted to go more at them but we didnt. 

They're a Premier League team, Dave. I have no idea what you were expecting. You can't go at them for 90 minutes, otherwise they'd have carved us up on the break even more than they did and it'd be game over at HT. We were a slice of luck away from 2-2 in the 75th minute.

Edited by Joe B
  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Advert:


So what did he do.
Harried, pressed and generally made a nuisance of himself high up the pitch, which allowed to push the rest of the side much further forwards. Also showed some great touches. What did the others (such as Conlon etc) do that made Garrity look, according to you, 'awful again'?
  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

38 minutes ago, Paul6754 said:

Their quality showed all through the game, they'd always got a higher gear to go to.

Their ability to play on the break was impressive although it didn't help with Pett, the supposed defensive midfield player, out of position for their first 3 goals.  Garrity was awful again.

Worrall excellent again, dream debut for Harratt and great goal.

 

“Garrity was awful again.”  It’s the again I find bizarre considering he’s scored four in his last five games before today??

  • Like 7
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Advert:


Imo, today was a "free hit", didn't expect much from the game but was a little disappointed with the first half, as it was obvious that we were being hammered in the midfield,  when we changed to 442, wow what a 20/25 minutes,  proper gave it a go and the 3rd goal gutted us,  hopefully gave the lads some game time

Great atmosphere,  like the old days , love it 

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted (edited)

First half we sat off too much and paid them to much respect and allowed them to dominate the ball. Yes the first goal comes from bad pass and Worrall being out of position, but they’ve broke with pace and waited for a defender to step out and leave space behind which Cass did. My other criticism is Smith, he cannot play left side of a 3 as it kills our momentum when we get the ball and have to move it quickly out to the left, he just can’t do it there and I felt that he made us lose a few opportunities to play it early out to gibbo, the chance had gone and he was closed down . 

Second half we started off pressing higher and gave ourselves a footing in the game, we were much better all over the pitch as we didn’t give them the same time as they had first half. The formation change and forward subs changed the game.   I can understand Amoo and Wilson coming off as they’ve been injured and we needed something different up front. But seeing as we changed to more of a 4 at the back formation I would have left gibbo at left back as he was sound defensively today, Benning IMO cost us the second goal with his positioning and also gave away the peno. Pushing Worrall higher and getting Politic on, coupled with the new forward making a nuisance of himself and pressuring their centre halfs when they had the ball. Add to that the fact that “awful” Garrity was pushing higher  too, winning the ball back, keeping it simple and basically stopping them having it easy when playing out made all the difference. (It just proves that some people judge a player solely by what he does with the ball at his feet creatively and they don’t see the bigger picture if they think Garrity was bad). 

Overall plenty of positives to take from that I felt, mainly from the second half.

Edited by PV1973
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Advert:


Today reminded me of the Brighton cup tie in 13/14. And not just the weather either.

Plenty of endeavour but Brentford just had too much for us. No disgrace in that, all that TV money and their turnover and budget dwarfs ours.

They had extra gears to use, and once they were ahead they were able to use the fact that we were chasing the game against us. One or two minor gripes about the manner in which we got sucker punched though.

A decent workout anyway, we got minutes into players’ legs after a month without a game, and our new striker broke his duck. So there were a couple of positives.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well I thoroughly enjoyed that. Was less frustrated with the first half than most, thought we blatantly set out to be compact and restrict their chances, (which we generally did effectively), stay in the game and then have a real go in the second half, which again we did by hitting them with Politic and Harratt (who looks a boss player). So can't argue with DC's tactics, think it maximised our slim chance to get something out of it.

The first goal was admittedly poor, but I think more down to communication than any individual I'd say; looked like both defenders dropped, and then both went to ball at same time, kind of thing that happens with an unfamiliar back 3. We missed Jones, having Smith instead of a left footer there made a big difference, especially to our build up play.

Thought Cass was generally excellent though, drove us forward and combined brilliantly with the indefatigable Woz all game.

Lots of positives, especially Harratt's goal, and the 10 minutes before and after the goal were fantastic. Thought Garrity drove that, and they really struggled to cope with us running at them, we were getting behind them at will, which considering they're a prem team is a massive testament to the quality we have now.

Good minutes in the legs for everyone, especially Wilson and Amoo who both looked rusty, and if we play like that against anyone in our division we will roll them.

UTV!

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Not sure of anyone else picked up on this but I think Pett was asked to do a man mark job on Bidstrup second half, the blonde lad in the middle wearing 28. He ran the show first half but Pett never let him out of sight 2nd half and he was far less effective.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Reporting Posts and Ignoring Users

    • Admin don't read everything. Don't assume we'll spot rule breaking. Please report posts and we'll act ASAP. If you're logged in use the orange report post button. If you're not logged in, please - Contact us here
    • If you can't get on with another user you can "ignore" them. Follow the link, type in their username and save - Click here
    • Check with admin if you wish to sell/auction any items. We're happy to support good causes but check first - Contact us here
  • Friends of OVF




×
×
  • Create New...