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36 minutes ago, Vale1995 said:

Mid table league 2 after being heavily backed isnt progress to me, look am not calling for him go as I believe he can turn it around, but another couple of defeats and questions have to be asked. We havent played well in a long time yes weve had injurys but our squad is good enough to cope with them. Wevw gone from looking good for automatic places to outside play offs in the space of a month

The engineered winter break is looking very costly now. Teams who were on our tail got on with it, took full advantage and are now well ahead of us with points in the bag. 

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10 minutes ago, smithie said:

The engineered winter break is looking very costly now. Teams who were on our tail got on with it, took full advantage and are now well ahead of us with points in the bag. 

Why do some people keep making excuses there are 5 teams above us who have played just one more game and that game in some cases was when we played in the fa cup when we play midweek games it’ll be the players look leggy and tired 

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1 hour ago, Vale1995 said:

Mid table league 2 after being heavily backed isnt progress to me, look am not calling for him go as I believe he can turn it around, but another couple of defeats and questions have to be asked.

We’ve had 11 significant injuries over the squad this season. 

How do you think the other clubs in the league would fare if their top forwards all suddenly went missing?

And top CM in Conlon, playing below standard with an injury and then succumbing to it? 

Top winger in Worrall playing through a reported chronic back problem? 

Losing Legge, Wilson, Proctor, Taylor, Hurst, Lloyd and now Gibbo long term? 

Playing a young CM up front because every forward including Amoo and Rodney were injured? 

Losing their spark in Politic unexpectedly?

They’d collapse. 

If we go up this season he’s a miracle worker after all that not least because while the rest bar Lloyd, Politic and Legge will be back eventually I’d be very surprised to see first names on the team sheet Conlon and Gibbo on the pitch again this season with their reported issues. 

 

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7 minutes ago, Doha said:

I’d be very surprised to see first names on the team sheet Conlon and Gibbo on the pitch again this season with their reported issues. 

This is why I've taken a negative turn in the last week or so. It's less to do with results (though they've had an effect), and more to do with long-term losses of our captain and player of the season. I can't imagine any other side in the league would cope. Take Jamille Matt and Nicky Cadden out of FGR; they'd crumble. Spearing and Clarke out of Tranmere. McKirdy and Conroy from Swindon. Goodnight Vienna.

From Walsall onwards this season has been a slowly unfolding disaster and, as you say, will be an absolute miracle from DC if we end up competing for promotion. 

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How can it be plain sailing on sat it just will not be we ain't playing well enough for it be so .

We are back pedalling teams are all going above us and we are in free fall it could easily just run away from us as we are not at the level we need be .

We need players step up now he needs to go with his best 2 up front and stick to them not Harratt and Edmondsen one game and Wilson and Amoo another i really do not see what the  kids who were selected did wrong v Salford not get the nod v L Orient aswell the fact we didn't score first half was a travesty yet v Orient we were as blunt as throughout the game  

Surely on present form he needs go with Harratt and another .

We need to score early and gain  confidence from that if Worrall still out Amoo in his place .

Big game any less than 3 points then we might just be hanging around mid table all the rest of the season .

Personally feel there's lot to play for but need consistently the first half performance v Salford with ball hitting the back of the net not players and the second half v Brentford in Cup where we hammered them at times ,if we can put them performances consistently over 90 mins and the back door 🚪 is closed we can do it but anything less Not a chance .

UTV 

 

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For me Oldham was quite a defining moment ! We should have scored a hat full and won at a canter conceding at the end so so predictable so Vale! I just can't see how we can stay in the play offs unless we get some players back and quick. At the moment we seem to be heading for mid table mediocrity. Quite jealous how Newport and even Sutton keep pinching the points with last minute goals. We really need to step up to try and get some momentum.

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11 hours ago, Doha said:

We’ve had 11 significant injuries over the squad this season. 

How do you think the other clubs in the league would fare if their top forwards all suddenly went missing?

And top CM in Conlon, playing below standard with an injury and then succumbing to it? 

Top winger in Worrall playing through a reported chronic back problem? 

Losing Legge, Wilson, Proctor, Taylor, Hurst, Lloyd and now Gibbo long term? 

Playing a young CM up front because every forward including Amoo and Rodney were injured? 

Losing their spark in Politic unexpectedly?

They’d collapse. 

If we go up this season he’s a miracle worker after all that not least because while the rest bar Lloyd, Politic and Legge will be back eventually I’d be very surprised to see first names on the team sheet Conlon and Gibbo on the pitch again this season with their reported issues. 

 

Add in that Garrity has also stopped scoring!

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The next few games are obviously critical. Put a run together and we are up there challenging and with players coming back could sustain that. But a mixed set of results will cement us in mid table hoping to climb to 7th as the top 3 pull away. I thought we were doing well in the transfer window, but it seems to me Tranmere have significantly strengthened and with Forest Green well ahead the door is closing. Therefore Forest Green home and Tranmere away are critical games to get a result from. I feel we are a bit threadbare. It's not that the players we have aren't committed and good at this level, it's just that the injuries and mix available are restricting our approach to games. Saturday was a cancel the opposition game, which worked, except that we never looked like scoring. We must be able to rack up the type of shooting stats we did against Salford and take the chances. Please shoot. Please pass to the right person in the final third. 

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Season defining week with back to back home games followed by Salford. Big big game Satdee a win is vital to get back on track. Despite all of our troubles we really aren't a million miles away, level heads are needed. A good points return over the next  days and the table will look very very different. Don't forget the majortity of teams fighting out in the top half all have to come to VP!

I expect the team will be selected to win but with an eye on Tuesday night. I think we will go with more attack minded 343. I'd like to see a fast start form us.

Holy

Cass Hall Jones

Garrity Walker Pett Hussey

Wozza Wils Amoo

Subs: Stone, Benning, Harratt, Edmondon, Cooper, Rodney(if fit),Martin

If we are to be successful we need to keep playing Wils and Amoo into form and fitness. Hopefully we can get a couple of goals early doors and manage the squad for FGR when I expect we revert back to 352.

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Season defining week with back to back home games followed by Salford. Big big game Satdee a win is vital to get back on track. Despite all of our troubles we really aren't a million miles away, level heads are needed. A good points return over the next  days and the table will look very very different. Don't forget the majortity of teams fighting out in the top half all have to come to VP!
I expect the team will be selected to win but with an eye on Tuesday night. I think we will go with more attack minded 343. I'd like to see a fast start form us.
Holy
Cass Hall Jones
Garrity Walker Pett Hussey
Wozza Wils Amoo
Subs: Stone, Benning, Harratt, Edmondon, Cooper, Rodney(if fit),Martin
If we are to be successful we need to keep playing Wils and Amoo into form and fitness. Hopefully we can get a couple of goals early doors and manage the squad for FGR when I expect we revert back to 352.
Is Smith suspended or have you binned him off entirely?

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9 minutes ago, philmpv said:

Is Smith suspended or have you binned him off entirely?

Binned him for this match only. I expect lots of possession and the overlapping CB's will be spare players to create the space and find the gaps. I don't think its unfair to say it's not his strong suit!

Bring him straight back in for FGR were we will need his qualities and he would be the 1st name on my team sheet at Salford.

Horses for courses

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34 minutes ago, MBE said:

Season defining week with back to back home games followed by Salford. Big big game Satdee a win is vital to get back on track. Despite all of our troubles we really aren't a million miles away, level heads are needed. A good points return over the next  days and the table will look very very different. Don't forget the majortity of teams fighting out in the top half all have to come to VP!

I expect the team will be selected to win but with an eye on Tuesday night. I think we will go with more attack minded 343. I'd like to see a fast start form us.

Holy

Cass Hall Jones

Garrity Walker Pett Hussey

Wozza Wils Amoo

Subs: Stone, Benning, Harratt, Edmondon, Cooper, Rodney(if fit),Martin

If we are to be successful we need to keep playing Wils and Amoo into form and fitness. Hopefully we can get a couple of goals early doors and manage the squad for FGR when I expect we revert back to 352.

holy moses, 6ft 9" of keeper, hope he can catch a ball! 

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