Jump to content

  • OVF player sponsorship 2022

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

2022-23 fixtures


robf
 Share

Recommended Posts

Advert:


  • 2 weeks later...
Advert:


27 minutes ago, leedsvaliant said:

I suppose that's not too bad if people are making a weekend of it but not ideal if you're coming back the same night!

Sent from my SM-A920F using onevalefan mobile app
 

I suspect this is because of the risk of England playing on the Saturday afternoon if they come second in their qualifying group. Better to make the change now rather than risk having to do it a week before. 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

Assuming the reasoning behind  this game being re arranged is the England match (cant see any other reason).Then how many other games have been re arranged?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted (edited)
47 minutes ago, melv said:

Assuming the reasoning behind  this game being re arranged is the England match (cant see any other reason).Then how many other games have been re arranged?

I'd imagine that most games in the bottom 2 divisions scheduled for Sat 3rd Dec at 3pm will get re-arranged. Not many will want to risk a reduced attendance in the event of a clash with an England World Cup knockout game (which won't be known until just 4 days beforehand).

And its far from certain that England will top the group - there's an argument that its the better path for England to finish 2nd (which would see them play on Sat at 3pm).

Edited by The Kalamazoo Kid

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Advert:


Incidentally, this will still clash with World Cup fixtures on the Friday night - Brazil v Cameroon and Serbia v Switzerland both k-o at 7pm. (unlikely to affect attendance though, apart from anyone with a Brazilian fetish!)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You can't pick and choose in a World Cup if you want to come first or second. 

England will win their group and Plymouth will regret the decision knocking 3000 plus off the gate and maybe 500 Vale will now be 150 maximum. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

9 minutes ago, darren1810 said:

You can't pick and choose in a World Cup if you want to come first or second.

They did in 2018. Won first 2 group games to qualify then played reserves for the last one as weren't desperate to win the group.

It may well be the same again this time IF we're already qualified after 2 games (though the pride factor v Wales in the last game may influence it).

Anyway, there'll doubtless be media speculation and debate come the time as to whether England should finish 1st or 2nd for a supposed easier route.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted (edited)
11 hours ago, darren1810 said:

Abysmal decision. 

England 4/11 to win the group. Hot favourites. 

A joke of a call by Plymouth. 

Not really, we have only topped the first group twice since 1970. Having seen how we struggled in many games in the recent Euro's and more recent games as well I can't see us winning the group with Wales and the USA raising their game against us.

 

Edited by MelbourneValiant
grammar
  • Confused 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

15 hours ago, darren1810 said:

Abysmal decision. 

England 4/11 to win the group. Hot favourites. 

A joke of a call by Plymouth. 

We will draw 2 of our matches at least unless Southgate changes his tactics 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Advert:


Posted (edited)
3 hours ago, MelbourneValiant said:

Not really, we have only topped the first group twice since 1970. Having seen how we struggled in many games in the recent Euro's and more recent games as well I can't see us winning the group with Wales and the USA raising their game against us.

 

You do realise it's the mighty Iran, America and Wales ? 

Anyway i digress, thanks Plymouth for ruining my weekend as i am unable to get the Friday off work all because ' something might or might not happen ' . 

Edited by darren1810

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted (edited)

If I’m honest I’ve never really got the club versus country debate from a fan’s perspective.  I may be going against the grain but given the choice of watching my club over country I’d always go for club especially if it’s just watching the international game on TV.  Do clubs really think they’d lose more fans for the league game to watching the national team on TV compared to moving the fixture to a week night?

Any Iranian internationals spotted training with the Vale this week? Though guess if the game were postponed to later in the season because of players being on international duty, that probably wouldn’t be any better - a Friday night game perhaps more ‘convenient’ for travelling fans than a Tuesday - might only need one day off work if you don’t work on a Saturday etc…..

Edited by Trumpingtonvale

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.

 Share

  • 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...