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Match Thread: Exeter City v Port Vale


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5 hours ago, valefan79 said:

No chance of this team been played for me but this is how I would go assuming Hall back fit.

   Lucas

Worrall Gibbo Smith Hall Benning

  Charsley Garritty Pett

  Proctor Wilson

Stone looks so nervous to me, I know Covolan will never be picked again but for me still the best keeper at the club and in the most important game, you have to have your best players, I honestly don't think he would do anything stupid in a game that matters,if he did no team in the professional game will come in for him.  I would bring Gibbo as the right sided centre half of a 3, he's played that position before and looked comfortable for me, you can play Gibbo there as Exeter not a big side and more of a footballing team than long balls.  Smith back in the middle where you don't have to bring the ball out and start attacks and hopefully Hall will be back.

I think stone was very worrying at Hartlepool but I could not understand how or why he didn’t punch tye ball on Monday but his head has gone: I hope Hall is back, play him down the left put eEdmonson on the right and get Harratt up front  with Proctor and Wilson in a withdrawn role and push Garrity further forward and play Taylor, Charley and Pett in midfield and Worrall on the bench

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Regardless of formation I want to see a bit more of an aggressive attitude from the players. The moment that whistle goes target one of their key players such as Jay or Nombe and go in hard on him and let them know we are there. We came across far too passive first half yesterday in general and sometimes doing something like that gets the competitive juices flowing and can build momentum from there.

I think AC can help things from his perspective by reacting to the flow of the game better than he did with his subs yesterday also. Failing all that see if Bernie Slaven fancies dusting off his old boots to score another one in front of that away end like in 93.

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8 hours ago, smada said:

No need to play any strikers on Saturday, just 8 defenders and 3 goalies should do the trick emoji6.png

play holy at c forward! eh?😊

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2 hours ago, Raveninblack said:

I think stone was very worrying at Hartlepool but I could not understand how or why he didn’t punch tye ball on Monday but his head has gone: I hope Hall is back, play him down the left put eEdmonson on the right and get Harratt up front  with Proctor and Wilson in a withdrawn role and push Garrity further forward and play Taylor, Charley and Pett in midfield and Worrall on the bench

So just one central defender against the league leaders?

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14 minutes ago, fred binneys head said:

I'm really sorry you guys have messed up the autos (I know there's still a chance, but I can't see you bettering Bristol Rovers' result) as I like Vale and wanted you to come up automatically with us so that next Saturday would be a party in all 4 sides of the ground. I'm now in the position that, although I now want you to come up through the play offs, I obviously want us to win on Saturday as that will confirm us as champions. But that might keep you down if Sutton can win at Harrogate and Swindon get a point at Walsall. What a crap situation for you guys after such a good season, I can understand the frustration on this forum.

Reasons to be cheerful:

  • Walsall are quite good at beating teams at the Bescot that need to get a result to go up (too soon?)
  • Harrogate just battered FGR away from home, they could easily get a point or three against Sutton
  • Sutton just got totally battered at home by nothing-to-play-for Bradford
  • Newport lost a load of games on the spin, fans furious, manager disappointed and then played brilliantly at your place - why can't you do the same at Exeter?
  • Newport physically dominated you all over the park and the referee was extremely lenient - we don't play like them, we're more likely to play football and you might exploit the space we leave as we attack
  • I know we were pragmatic against you at VP and ground out a result a few weeks back, but we had key players out injured, a young lad making his debut in midfield, a key defender fell ill on the day, etc so we had to battle for a point - on Saturday we'll be going for it

Saying that, I hope we beat you because we're then champions. Hopefully Sutton get whacked at Harrogate and you can relax and focus on the playoffs. You're all angry now but once the season ends and you're in the playoffs, the passion will come back very quickly.

Good luck lads and lasses, apart from Saturday of course.

incidently who’s Fred Binney? Just curious.

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1 hour ago, Guppys left peg said:

Regardless of formation I want to see a bit more of an aggressive attitude from the players. The moment that whistle goes target one of their key players such as Jay or Nombe and go in hard on him and let them know we are there. We came across far too passive first half yesterday in general and sometimes doing something like that gets the competitive juices flowing and can build momentum from there.

I think AC can help things from his perspective by reacting to the flow of the game better than he did with his subs yesterday also. Failing all that see if Bernie Slaven fancies dusting off his old boots to score another one in front of that away end like in 93.

100% correct, we’re not even going down fighting.  It’s a whimper.  At 1-0 down if someone puts in a hard challenge it lifts the crowd.  A bit of pushing and shoving, the same.  If said player gets booked, so what, it’s no different than taking one for the team. Considering what’s at stake we’re far too passive.  It hasn’t got to be minute one but at 1-0 down after 45 minutes we’d barely laid a glove on Newport, in fact they’d dominated us physically.  We were more aggressive second half, and far more successful, until their second killed us.

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23 minutes ago, fred binneys head said:

I'm really sorry you guys have messed up the autos (I know there's still a chance, but I can't see you bettering Bristol Rovers' result) as I like Vale and wanted you to come up automatically with us so that next Saturday would be a party in all 4 sides of the ground. I'm now in the position that, although I now want you to come up through the play offs, I obviously want us to win on Saturday as that will confirm us as champions. But that might keep you down if Sutton can win at Harrogate and Swindon get a point at Walsall. What a crap situation for you guys after such a good season, I can understand the frustration on this forum.

Reasons to be cheerful:

  • Walsall are quite good at beating teams at the Bescot that need to get a result to go up (too soon?)
  • Harrogate just battered FGR away from home, they could easily get a point or three against Sutton
  • Sutton just got totally battered at home by nothing-to-play-for Bradford
  • Newport lost a load of games on the spin, fans furious, manager disappointed and then played brilliantly at your place - why can't you do the same at Exeter?
  • Newport physically dominated you all over the park and the referee was extremely lenient - we don't play like them, we're more likely to play football and you might exploit the space we leave as we attack
  • I know we were pragmatic against you at VP and ground out a result a few weeks back, but we had key players out injured, a young lad making his debut in midfield, a key defender fell ill on the day, etc so we had to battle for a point - on Saturday we'll be going for it

Saying that, I hope we beat you because we're then champions. Hopefully Sutton get whacked at Harrogate and you can relax and focus on the playoffs. You're all angry now but once the season ends and you're in the playoffs, the passion will come back very quickly.

Good luck lads and lasses, apart from Saturday of course.

Like for the majority of football fans anger is part of the deal that goes with following your club, and Vale supporters are no different.  The owner, the manager, the players, the opposition, the ref, the pitch, the turnstiles, the PA system, ……………(enter your own pet  hate).  Given time we all calm down and get over it.  Hopefully we’ll be a lot calmer come the final whistle at the end of our next fixture. 

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32 minutes ago, fred binneys head said:

I'm really sorry you guys have messed up the autos (I know there's still a chance, but I can't see you bettering Bristol Rovers' result) as I like Vale and wanted you to come up automatically with us so that next Saturday would be a party in all 4 sides of the ground. I'm now in the position that, although I now want you to come up through the play offs, I obviously want us to win on Saturday as that will confirm us as champions. But that might keep you down if Sutton can win at Harrogate and Swindon get a point at Walsall. What a crap situation for you guys after such a good season, I can understand the frustration on this forum.

Reasons to be cheerful:

  • Walsall are quite good at beating teams at the Bescot that need to get a result to go up (too soon?)
  • Harrogate just battered FGR away from home, they could easily get a point or three against Sutton
  • Sutton just got totally battered at home by nothing-to-play-for Bradford
  • Newport lost a load of games on the spin, fans furious, manager disappointed and then played brilliantly at your place - why can't you do the same at Exeter?
  • Newport physically dominated you all over the park and the referee was extremely lenient - we don't play like them, we're more likely to play football and you might exploit the space we leave as we attack
  • I know we were pragmatic against you at VP and ground out a result a few weeks back, but we had key players out injured, a young lad making his debut in midfield, a key defender fell ill on the day, etc so we had to battle for a point - on Saturday we'll be going for it

Saying that, I hope we beat you because we're then champions. Hopefully Sutton get whacked at Harrogate and you can relax and focus on the playoffs. You're all angry now but once the season ends and you're in the playoffs, the passion will come back very quickly.

Good luck lads and lasses, apart from Saturday of course.

Thanks for that. I hope you clinch Champions. Would be surprised if we make the playoffs, would be more surprised if we win through 

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58 minutes ago, mr.hobblesworth said:

So just one central defender against the league leaders?

No Hall Connor, Smith and Martin with Gibbons left back, Edmonson right wing back, Worrall, who is clearly struggling with his right hip(a bio mechanical hip rotation ( something I know a lot about through my professional work) Garrity, Pett, Charsley or even Taylor in midfield, Harrett supporting Proctor up front with Wilson in the space behind them and Amoo, on the bench perhaps with Hussey or one other but preferably not Jones who is often too risky(?) 

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38 minutes ago, Conrad said:
55 minutes ago, fred binneys head said:

 

incidently who’s Fred Binney? Just curious.

Quality Exeter striker from the 70s, cloughie signed him for Brighton and he knew a good player, his strike rate was fantastic.
 

He had a funny head though I thought: bowl haircut, big moustache, smiley face. 

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The way things have gone for us this season I think Exeter could put eleven shirts on a washing line and beat us. If we get in the playoffs then it will be a bit of extra cash and a load of dissapointed fans when we inevitably lose 

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1 hour ago, fred binneys head said:

I'm really sorry you guys have messed up the autos (I know there's still a chance, but I can't see you bettering Bristol Rovers' result) as I like Vale and wanted you to come up automatically with us so that next Saturday would be a party in all 4 sides of the ground. I'm now in the position that, although I now want you to come up through the play offs, I obviously want us to win on Saturday as that will confirm us as champions. But that might keep you down if Sutton can win at Harrogate and Swindon get a point at Walsall. What a crap situation for you guys after such a good season, I can understand the frustration on this forum.

Reasons to be cheerful:

  • Walsall are quite good at beating teams at the Bescot that need to get a result to go up (too soon?)
  • Harrogate just battered FGR away from home, they could easily get a point or three against Sutton
  • Sutton just got totally battered at home by nothing-to-play-for Bradford
  • Newport lost a load of games on the spin, fans furious, manager disappointed and then played brilliantly at your place - why can't you do the same at Exeter?
  • Newport physically dominated you all over the park and the referee was extremely lenient - we don't play like them, we're more likely to play football and you might exploit the space we leave as we attack
  • I know we were pragmatic against you at VP and ground out a result a few weeks back, but we had key players out injured, a young lad making his debut in midfield, a key defender fell ill on the day, etc so we had to battle for a point - on Saturday we'll be going for it

Saying that, I hope we beat you because we're then champions. Hopefully Sutton get whacked at Harrogate and you can relax and focus on the playoffs. You're all angry now but once the season ends and you're in the playoffs, the passion will come back very quickly.

Good luck lads and lasses, apart from Saturday of course.

I suppose if word gets round if Mansfield can get a couple of goals up early on FGR then I would feel no shame in us both spending the remainder of the game doing keepie-uppies amongst each other in the centre circle. Everyone’s a winner then.

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5 minutes ago, Guppys left peg said:

I suppose if word gets round if Mansfield can get a couple of goals up early on FGR then I would feel no shame in us both spending the remainder of the game doing keepie-uppies amongst each other in the centre circle. Everyone’s a winner then.

It'd be brilliant for Mansfield to win, Sutton to win to leave us and Exeter to knock the ball about the centre circle for 45 minutes and finally get those carrot crunching bastards back for 2004

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53 minutes ago, Santa said:

Who was that Exeter player who looked like Wolf from Gladiators? Scored against us in the Autoglass. 

Danny Bailey, I was in the away end that night, what a strike and what a bundle. Still haven’t forgiven you for beating us over the two legs and stopping us from getting to Wembley (we were one of the 8 clubs who never went to the old Wembley). 

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39 minutes ago, Mellor! said:

It'd be brilliant for Mansfield to win, Sutton to win to leave us and Exeter to knock the ball about the centre circle for 45 minutes and finally get those carrot crunching bastards back for 2004

Nothing wrong with crunching carrots, mate.

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