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The recent losing streak has admittedly been very disappointing, and those teams that do well in the playoffs are quite often those who have had a late surge and kicked on up the table. I think even if we manage a point (or other results go our way) and end up in the playoffs, our form doesn't suggest we'll get much further.

However, if you'd offered me the odds on the final game having a chance to get automatic promotion or a playoff position, I'd have bitten your hand off.

UTV.

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I don't buy into this we have over achieved even if we miss out on the play-offs.  We have been backed heavily with a really competitive budget, might be wrong but reckon top 7, certainly top 10, we then invested in January for the first time since Micky Adams was manager and paid money for the likes of Hall, Charsley and Hussey, not many teams could do things like that.  As I have said before next year will be even harder if we don't succeed and it could be that our budget even if it remains the same as this year might only be a mid table one.

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3 hours ago, Bycarsbill said:

I guess if we're honest with ourselves, most of us i,f at the beginning of the season,we'd been offered the chance to be in one of the potential play-off positions, I think we would have jumped at the offer!

Yea but it’s not the start of the season is it? Irrelevant we’ve <ovf censored> up autos and probably won’t make play offs. Big budget signed loads of players. Should be going up. 

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58 minutes ago, valefan79 said:

I don't buy into this we have over achieved even if we miss out on the play-offs.  We have been backed heavily with a really competitive budget, might be wrong but reckon top 7, certainly top 10, we then invested in January for the first time since Micky Adams was manager and paid money for the likes of Hall, Charsley and Hussey, not many teams could do things like that.  As I have said before next year will be even harder if we don't succeed and it could be that our budget even if it remains the same as this year might only be a mid table one.

Clarke stated himself (it was in a Sentinel article), either early in the season or just before it started, that he expected to be top 7 with the backing provided and squad assembled, and that anything less would be not good enough.

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18 minutes ago, PortVale4Life said:

Yea but it’s not the start of the season is it? Irrelevant we’ve <ovf censored> up autos and probably won’t make play offs. Big budget signed loads of players. Should be going up. 

No such thing as “should be” in football. This season more than any I can remember shows what can go wrong to derail a season. Anything and everything and probably even some new situations have happened to us. Despite the disappointment of the last 3 games, on the whole we’ve done well to get where we are. Hopefully we can keep the play off spot. 

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20 minutes ago, jeffers said:

Joe B, as always your posts are rational and from the heart. Believe me, I and many others are feeling the same pain as you. Fortunately for me, I lived through the Rudgie years so do have distant memories of the good times. In fact, sitting in a guesthouse in Blackpool at the age of 10, watching England win the World Cup, will live with me until I hang up my boots for the last time. Whilst you have not had those good times, you have also not experienced “the massive fall from grace” that we have had in the post Rudgie years. 
I also question what is the greatest hurt - missing promotion after a good season or getting relegated at the end of an awful season. The one thing with true Vale fans is that we will be there next season, no matter how much we are hurting today. Chin up and KTF, with Carol at the helm this may be the beginning of a few years of cheer.

As a matter of interest, the three clubs relegated from the Championship in 1996-97 (our best finish @ 8th) were:-

Grimsby, Oldham, Southend.

Life can be so cruel.

 

Poor old Bury, 17 years in the top flight and 2 FA cup wins.  Football has many ups and downs .

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1 hour ago, valefan79 said:

I don't buy into this we have over achieved even if we miss out on the play-offs.  We have been backed heavily with a really competitive budget, might be wrong but reckon top 7, certainly top 10, we then invested in January for the first time since Micky Adams was manager and paid money for the likes of Hall, Charsley and Hussey, not many teams could do things like that.  As I have said before next year will be even harder if we don't succeed and it could be that our budget even if it remains the same as this year might only be a mid table one.

With the budget and backing from the owners we would have underachieved to miss out on the play-offs. But then we have had a huge injury problem and of course Darrell himself has been on extended bereavement leave. So taking that into account we probably wouldn't have underachieved to miss out on the play-offs, perhaps eighth would be a fair effort in the circumstances (taking the season as a whole rather than from four games ago).

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Over it now life goes on yesterday was poor something gone on at club maybe they can not afford go up and only have a league 2 budget and maybe the players were told they were not getting bonuses for finishing in top 3 .

Who knows whatever it is will come out if we do not get  in play offs .

We need one point or Sutton lose /draw if someone told me that at start of season I'd have thought you were bonkers a whole squad of new players mostly etc so in  light of that and last 3 giveaways other than that a ok season .

What annoyed me the most yesterday and last bank holiday Monday is that as a fan/follower  is that when folk turn up like they have been doing for BR and NC games there hasn't been the kind of performances needed to keep them coming back .

It's all so very disappointing and will hit season ticket sales for sure .

So Exeter last game is not just important on sat for play offs it's important for Vales long term future regarding future support .

We will have one more home game then someday 

Give the fans that at least .

UTV 

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Exeter have been in the play offs three times in the last five seasons and finished 9th in the other two. It doesn’t always go right first time but keep the faith, run the club properly and Exeter have proved it’ll come right in the end. 

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1 hour ago, Breadwinner said:

Over it now life goes on yesterday was poor something gone on at club maybe they can not afford go up and only have a league 2 budget and maybe the players were told they were not getting bonuses for finishing in top 3 .

Who knows whatever it is will come out if we do not get  in play offs .

We need one point or Sutton lose /draw if someone told me that at start of season I'd have thought you were bonkers a whole squad of new players mostly etc so in  light of that and last 3 giveaways other than that a ok season .

What annoyed me the most yesterday and last bank holiday Monday is that as a fan/follower  is that when folk turn up like they have been doing for BR and NC games there hasn't been the kind of performances needed to keep them coming back .

It's all so very disappointing and will hit season ticket sales for sure .

So Exeter last game is not just important on sat for play offs it's important for Vales long term future regarding future support .

We will have one more home game then someday 

Give the fans that at least .

UTV 

Random speculation like that in your first paragraph is not helpful. 

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1 hour ago, Breadwinner said:

Over it now life goes on yesterday was poor something gone on at club maybe they can not afford go up and only have a league 2 budget and maybe the players were told they were not getting bonuses for finishing in top 3 .

What a load of rubbish.

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17 hours ago, Hoppers said:

he has been reading this forum

Yes a am sure all vale fans are 10 hrs older . After yesterday . I am still upset . 

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Just now, Vale at home said:

Yes a am sure all vale fans are 10 hrs older . After yesterday . I am still upset . 

I mean 10 Years .older.  Yesterday . sorry . 

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Carol and Kevin getting <ovf censored> what the <ovf censored> that all about

There was loads of so called fans there yesterday booing constantly moaning then when told shut up they just say I’ve paid my money I can have a say I’ve seen the big daft guy twice this season and both times he was the same complete cock 

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1 hour ago, Breadwinner said:

Over it now life goes on yesterday was poor something gone on at club maybe they can not afford go up and only have a league 2 budget and maybe the players were told they were not getting bonuses for finishing in top 3 .

 

Why say something like this when you dont know? maybe this maybe that

You need to look how much has been invested so far over the last few years to see that of course they can afford to go up,we have money coming into the club,,plus the extra you would get in league one with potential bigger away followings as well and also include not having to pay the scum dog any more money.

There are people behind the scenes who help out with certain things putting investment in,so for me we would have the finances to not be silly but be able to do well in the next league

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4 minutes ago, werstayinup said:

Why say something like this when you dont know? maybe this maybe that

You need to look how much has been invested so far over the last few years to see that of course they can afford to go up,we have money coming into the club,,plus the extra you would get in league one with potential bigger away followings as well and also include not having to pay the scum dog any more money.

There are people behind the scenes who help out with certain things putting investment in,so for me we would have the finances to not be silly but be able to do well in the next league

Well why have the team gone from 7/8 out 10 to 4/5 at best .

Or are they not very good  

I think the owners are great and having pay off blood sucker may have cost us promotion a promotion what was odds on 3 games ago till   the team let there standards slip to Crewe Alex standards etc 

UTV 

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