Jump to content

  • OVF player sponsorship 2022

    £10 to enter. More details and a link to donate can be found here

Match Thread: Colchester United v Port Vale


Recommended Posts

5 minutes ago, Iron Curtain said:

This also doesn’t fix EITHER of the 2 problems you quoted which led to me asking the questions.

1. Too many injuries

2. Poor January.

Whats your solution to those?

Don’t sign players with questionable injury records and think a bit better about what type of players we need in January. Not rocket science. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Advert:


Don’t sign players with questionable injury records and think a bit better about what type of players we need in January. Not rocket science. 
So you won't want Gibbons being offered a new contract this season?
  • Haha 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted (edited)
12 hours ago, Biddulph_PV said:

Don’t sign players with questionable injury records and think a bit better about what type of players we need in January. Not rocket science. 

So as an owner you now recommend Carol get involved in signing players as well as telling the management team how to play?

And stop any contract offer that may be offered to Gibbo.

Gotcha

Edited by Iron Curtain
  • Like 1
  • Thanks 1
  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

1 minute ago, philmpv said:
2 minutes ago, Biddulph_PV said:
Don’t sign players with questionable injury records and think a bit better about what type of players we need in January. Not rocket science. 

So you won't want Gibbons being offered a new contract this season?

He can be Lionel Messi but if he’s on the treatment table more than he’s on the football pitch then he ain’t much good to us is he?? 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Advert:


He can be Lionel Messi but if he’s on the treatment table more than he’s on the football pitch then he ain’t much good to us is he?? 
Wow. Can you apply for the managers job next time it comes up. It's all so simple when you explain it. Win all 46? No problem
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

9 minutes ago, Davo666 said:
1 hour ago, vale@rocks said:
This has been coming, lack of goals, how can anyone be surprised. Two youngsters signed in the window, surpless goalkeepers, two poor further signings of Cooper and Charsley and other players not replaced. It isn't just Conlon missing or Gibbons injuries we just don't look good enough. Where was Amoo? Played to their level today and deserved absolutely nothing.

To right vale@rocks but you have to trust the process !!.....Was that a practice game I watched today ??....Utter garbage too many players stealing a wage ATM!!

That was as bad today as it was when Askey had lost the dressing room no fight no passion no quality players going through the motions hardly breaking sweat absolute garbage can’t wait for Saturday and Crawley should be a cracker Zzzzzzzzz

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

8 minutes ago, jeffers said:

Since our dizzy heights of second we lost both strikers, our midfield general, our best attacking full back and now the boss himself. You cannot legislate for such appalling bad luck, nor replace four quality players with someone else’s squad players. The momentum was taken out of our play and we have failed to reignite. Add to this losing  Politic’s game changing appearances, we are at best a mid table team. Mathematically we may still be able to have a chance of the play-offs but we are not the same team that got us where we are.

This. Add the long covid break too that seemed to halt our momentum as well. There’s no way you can predict that Conlon would do his Achilles or that Gibbo would get that freak injury at Harrogate. Both contenders for player of the season IMO. But what those 2 injuries have shown is that we dont have the same quality replacements to come in and do what they do. Throw in the fact that the influence of the manager has been lost too and it’s no wonder we’re struggling. But the only people who can get us back on track are the other 20+ players in the squad. They have to step up now and hide behind the excuse of missing our 2 best players and the manager as we enter the last quarter of the season. 

Not so long ago I’m sure our January window was being hailed as good business. A few iffy performances later and it’s being looked at  as a bad one. 
 

Also interesting to see the calls for a replacement (or temporary) manager to come in. This is a delicate situation and one we’ve never faced before, I’m not sure what we should do. I think that morally I’m on the side of keeping it as it is and seeing where the gaffers feelings lie come the end of the season. 

  • Like 8
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

1 minute ago, Iron Curtain said:

So as an owner you now recommend Carol get involved in signing players as well as telling the management team how to play?

And stop any contact offer that may be offered to Gibbo.

Gotcha

See response below. To be honest, I don’t even know why I’m debating with you. We clearly so things differently. You are happy to accept mediocrity this season because ‘the garden is rosy’ off the pitch and success is bound to come. I get it. And I accept you are more patient than me. To be honest, as I’ve put elsewhere, I am a bit frustrated at repeating the same mistakes game after game, season after season and I felt we’d got the building blocks in place to have a proper go at this year. But the last dozen or so games (and yes, O know about off the field stuff etc) we have not have a go. We have basically been boring and defensive and yes, that does rankle with me.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Advert:


3 minutes ago, philmpv said:
7 minutes ago, Biddulph_PV said:
He can be Lionel Messi but if he’s on the treatment table more than he’s on the football pitch then he ain’t much good to us is he?? 

Wow. Can you apply for the managers job next time it comes up. It's all so simple when you explain it. Win all 46? No problem

Brilliant response. Not.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

One of the worst matches of football I have seen in a long time. We have hit another new low. Not only was it freezing, the atmosphere was like a funeral with Colchester barely having 2k of fans, with Vale doing nothing to encourage our lot. Grey, damp and miserable. 
 

First half we did absolutely nothing and I mean nothing. Numerous tedious midfield tussles ending with numerous throws and stoppages from a petty ref. Only point of note was a terrible strike from Hussey which went over by miles. 
 

2nd half was looking as bad with Wilson thankfully being subbed as he didn’t look bothered all game. It was a terrible spectacle for fans as Colchester were as bad, but got a goal after Holy allowed them to hold him back without him making a fuss until the goal went in. 
 

Overall forget the playoffs, even if by some miracle we got to them, we won’t win them and added to that if we got to League 1 this side or any of the players currently in it would see a season of depressing struggle. 
 

You can’t scapegoat individuals anymore. Everyone was collectively dreadful today. Like the last days of Askey or even Aspin. 

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

2 minutes ago, PV1973 said:

This. Add the long covid break too that seemed to halt our momentum as well. There’s no way you can predict that Conlon would do his Achilles or that Gibbo would get that freak injury at Harrogate. Both contenders for player of the season IMO. But what those 2 injuries have shown is that we dont have the same quality replacements to come in and do what they do. Throw in the fact that the influence of the manager has been lost too and it’s no wonder we’re struggling. But the only people who can get us back on track are the other 20+ players in the squad. They have to step up now and hide behind the excuse of missing our 2 best players and the manager as we enter the last quarter of the season. 

Not so long ago I’m sure our January window was being hailed as good business. A few iffy performances later and it’s being looked at  as a bad one. 
 

Also interesting to see the calls for a replacement (or temporary) manager to come in. This is a delicate situation and one we’ve never faced before, I’m not sure what we should do. I think that morally I’m on the side of keeping it as it is and seeing where the gaffers feelings lie come the end of the season. 

Well said............

  • Like 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted (edited)

Disappointed to lose the game there's no way we deserved lose but we managed too .

Lacking a bit of quality only played well when Proctor come on Wilson a passenger 

Charsley showed good energy credit to Colchester never really tried win the game but somehow did .

Worrall and Hussey for me never tried beat there man we were too negative we had enough of the ball but weren't sharp enough do anything with it .

Lacked tempo it's football I could only see one winner and that was us so disappointed that we lost didn't think we deserved too though the goal was a terrible one concede I think the goalkeeper got to be at fault for that and the player who's man it was who let there defender head it in .

A very poor goal giveaway .

Edited by Breadwinner
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

10 minutes ago, philmpv said:
11 minutes ago, Biddulph_PV said:
Don’t sign players with questionable injury records and think a bit better about what type of players we need in January. Not rocket science. 

So you won't want Gibbons being offered a new contract this season?

Sorry to answer someone else’s question but 100% I’d offer him a new deal. I trust what the club put out about the work he does behind the scenes and how his hamstring from last season isn’t an issue (I believe it was the other one he tweaked slightly in January). I also recognise that the injury he got the other night is something that can happen at any time in a game and is just unlucky. Crosby has said tonight that his studs got caught in the turf as he went over, no player can prepare for that happening. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Advert:


4 minutes ago, Biddulph_PV said:

See response below. To be honest, I don’t even know why I’m debating with you. We clearly so things differently. You are happy to accept mediocrity this season because ‘the garden is rosy’ off the pitch and success is bound to come. I get it. And I accept you are more patient than me. To be honest, as I’ve put elsewhere, I am a bit frustrated at repeating the same mistakes game after game, season after season and I felt we’d got the building blocks in place to have a proper go at this year. But the last dozen or so games (and yes, O know about off the field stuff etc) we have not have a go. We have basically been boring and defensive and yes, that does rankle with me.

Read PV1973's post above, it might just put things in perspective for you.

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

1 hour ago, Paul6754 said:

It isn't just Conlon BB it's Jake Taylor also, John Askey would most likely have got Vale into the play-offs in 2019/20 with a midfield of Taylor/Juke Joyce/Conlon or Burgess. Cruel to be robbed of both Conlon and Tyalor at the same time.

Yep, can't disagree, these things happen. 

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...