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Match Thread: Port Vale v Mansfield Town


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15 hours ago, manc_vale said:

Wow, this promotion race is getting very tight. 9 clubs all fighting for 2 automatic and 4 play off spots..

What a season...

I'm calling it now - FGR are very catchable too though they probably have enough already for top 3. They fall off a cliff every year. It's 10 teams that could all finish anywhere in the top 10.

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Just one on Jamie Proctor - In the 14 games he has started for us this season, we have scored 30 goals (av. more than 2 per game) and overall this season he has the highest goals / assists ratio (per 90 mins) of the whole squad. His G/A ratio is actually fourth highest in the league.

Dom Telford outright first place, then Mckirdy / Stevens / Proctor closely matched - Appiah / Matt some way behind.

We need him to stay fit!!!!

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31 minutes ago, valeitup said:

I'm calling it now - FGR are very catchable too though they probably have enough already for top 3. They fall off a cliff every year. It's 10 teams that could all finish anywhere in the top 10.

I would agree with that. 

This time of year pressure can start to get you and start seeing strange results. For teams who have been up there all season the nerves can get to you as you have so much to loose and everything becomes a bit safe and more difficult to get a win as you don’t want to loose.

I think we went through that and had our watershed moment at Colchester. Crosby alluded to it, I suspect there have been a few home truths in the squad and we have looked so much better for it past 2 games. It remains to be seen the approach we take away from home, but there is certainly a mentality change from keep it tight and nick a goal to let’s go and win the game.

Long may it continue.

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1 hour ago, cactuselves said:

Just one on Jamie Proctor - In the 14 games he has started for us this season, we have scored 30 goals (av. more than 2 per game) and overall this season he has the highest goals / assists ratio (per 90 mins) of the whole squad. His G/A ratio is actually fourth highest in the league.

Dom Telford outright first place, then Mckirdy / Stevens / Proctor closely matched - Appiah / Matt some way behind.

We need him to stay fit!!!!

He's only started 14?

 

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Just seen Harratt‘s interview what a character he is. So enthusiastic, shows the team spirit there is. I was very down after the Colchester game as I think others were as well, but this is going to go right down to the wire. Keep our key men fit and it’s going to be close. Take a point at the weekend 

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5 hours ago, onestepatatime said:

I was going to reply to you before the match but I would now ask why oh why did you even suggest Garrity to be replaced?  IMO that is utter insanity mate. Ben is and has been a massive shining light in our season. The bloke has got a Rolls Royce engine, can score goals and harries the hell out of opponents. He is first name on the team sheet for me and we build the squad around him. I would guess that all teams playing against him hate him as they cant work out where he will pop up next.  Get a grip!

To be fair I didn't advocate dropping Garrity. What I did say was that if a more defensive team was to be played either Garrity or Charsley would miss out to play Walker. Also would the drop off be that great? as they both bring the same energy and commitment, the only thing missing from Charsley is goals, which he nearly put right last night.

When we did have to counteract Mansfield's change that is what happened Charsley was withdrawn. I never questioned any of the points that you raised in your post and it is pretty nailed on  that Garrity will be player of the season.

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43 minutes ago, jasmart02 said:

To be fair I didn't advocate dropping Garrity. What I did say was that if a more defensive team was to be played either Garrity or Charsley would miss out to play Walker. Also would the drop off be that great? as they both bring the same energy and commitment, the only thing missing from Charsley is goals, which he nearly put right last night.

When we did have to counteract Mansfield's change that is what happened Charsley was withdrawn. I never questioned any of the points that you raised in your post and it is pretty nailed on  that Garrity will be player of the season.

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Disappointed in the attendance not the Mansfield end (947 excellent fans who got behind there team ).

So a big must win game only 4276 home fans bothered turn up (great they were though first half must be when I move to other end that we go quieter and at times second half the quietness around the ground didn't I feel help the team but they came alive when we attacked with intent ).

So how do we attract more folk to the ground  

I think we have a team worthy  of watching but it's no good if we are to move forwards we need more coming through the gates .

So should we trial for one game only a different price get in .

You could have it run from Mon to Fri then it goes back to normal price on sat then you can see whether it was worth doing or not .

Kevin and Carol and everyone connected with Vale deserve more folk in the ground .

Spread the word get the supporters /followers  in who claim they support the team but never go.

Vale are rising like a phoenix 

UTV 

 

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7 hours ago, Rocky said:

 


Great result, a potential banana skin game after their loss to Tranmere, Martin recovered well after getting tangled up for their goal (Pett's misplaced pass did him over), Smudge had his head on everything high or low , Garritty is a man running around full of confidence, Wilson's goal was fortunate in that the goalkeeper had spaghetti arms but it was a great run with 2 defenders chasing him down and I think we've struggled at times for someone to just have a go at goal and it shows it can pay off. 

I looked at his effort that was given offside, it was the right decision, he tried to get back onside but couldn't quite time it.

Stone has really taken the opportunity to be first choice goalkeeper, that finger tip save onto the crossbar from Smudge in the 85th minute was huge. You can't really see it on the highlights but from the Paddock he gets enough on it.

Interesting to see the Vale player's reaction to Harratt's second goal, they went straight over to Procter who put the ball back across goal to Harratt and made a huge fuss of him. A popular player amongst the team and his contributions like that will do him the world of good.

Special mentions go to Sir Mal Benning and the ballboy in front of the Paddock. I think he started against Mansfield at their ground in the reverse fixture and didn't really do a great deal, came on for Hussey who was poor, he showed desire to get forward, to move the ball about. I think with Benning, there is a great player there, Mansfield fans hold him in high regard, and maybe when he's been given the chance before he's tried too hard to impress and it can sometimes have the opposite effect. I really hope fans will get off his back now as he could be needed with Hussey out of form and Gibbo injured.

The ballboy dropping the ball at 2-1 in front of us at the paddock is the kind of behaviour I'm all for, an absolute sensational bit of sh*thousery.

Saw the ball boy incident as it was directly in front of us. Someone sitting behind me said that one the stewards had had a word with him afterwards. Can anyone confirm this.

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18 minutes ago, Playa Amodores said:

Saw the ball boy incident as it was directly in front of us. Someone sitting behind me said that one the stewards had had a word with him afterwards. Can anyone confirm this.

 

You must sit near me, I suppose if anyone in the paddock is on here we are going to be pretty close to each other. The kids a great character, every game he's good for a laugh.

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32 minutes ago, Breadwinner said:

Disappointed in the attendance not the Mansfield end (947 excellent fans who got behind there team ).

So a big must win game only 4276 home fans bothered turn up (great they were though first half must be when I move to other end that we go quieter and at times second half the quietness around the ground didn't I feel help the team but they came alive when we attacked with intent ).

So how do we attract more folk to the ground  

I think we have a team worthy  of watching but it's no good if we are to move forwards we need more coming through the gates .

So should we trial for one game only a different price get in .

You could have it run from Mon to Fri then it goes back to normal price on sat then you can see whether it was worth doing or not .

Kevin and Carol and everyone connected with Vale deserve more folk in the ground .

Spread the word get the supporters /followers  in who claim they support the team but never go.

Vale are rising like a phoenix 

UTV 

 

I think they look at your predicted starting XI and decide not to bother. 😇

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Saw the ball boy incident as it was directly in front of us. Someone sitting behind me said that one the stewards had had a word with him afterwards. Can anyone confirm this.
Defo did. He got the chant usually reserved for the referee for his efforts on his walk back
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45 minutes ago, Rocky said:

 

You must sit near me, I suppose if anyone in the paddock is on here we are going to be pretty close to each other. The kids a great character, every game he's good for a laugh.

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Yep, I do sit close to your good self

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41 minutes ago, philmpv said:

Defo did. He got the chant usually reserved for the referee for his efforts on his walk back emoji38.png

I do hope the lad is still there next match after his lecture from chairman Mau. He seemed very subdued afterwards and didn’t celebrate the win with his mates. Some people need to lighten up, don’t see players getting penalised for being S###houses.

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2 minutes ago, jeffers said:

I do hope the lad is still there next match after his lecture from chairman Mau. He seemed very subdued afterwards and didn’t celebrate the win with his mates. Some people need to lighten up, don’t see players getting penalised for being S###houses.

Exactly 

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