Yes it is hard to not get carried away. I think the only reason I don’t want to get carried away is because I don’t want to be considered the same as our moronic neighbour fans who think they’re now world beaters because they’ve won two preseason friendlies and a Mickey Mouse cup tie against wolves.3 sides up next tipped to struggle/mid table (we know what that usually means!) but if we can perform as we have done we can hopefully get a good start.
It’s hard not to get carried away, the performances, results and positive vibes around the club under Carol etc. It’s chalk and cheese to what we’ve suffered the majority of the 21st century! Vale do have a habit of letting us down but does feel different maybe this time.
Conlon is a big plus. Started just before lockdown and into this season he has been outstanding, that free kick today and then the pass for Dave to run onto, Manny back to his best too. Askey has had recruitment spot on.
All this and McKirdy, Amoo, Gibbons, Pope still to come into the picture shortly.
Rodney is an interesting one too, most raised an eyebrow when we gave him a three year deal, a reject from Salford it seemed but he looks a real rough diamond, took the goal well, set up one last week and can’t be many faster in the league if any.
Sort his decision making (had a couple of chances to square it on the break for 2-0 first half for instance) and he could be a top prospect.
Rodney has a lot of potential, really pleased that it was him that bagged a goal today. If he can gain some confidence in front of goal and the coaching staff can make him more intelligent with his decision making I think he has the raw potential to play in a higher league. Conlons freekick was outstanding, but the work ethic to win the ball back for the second goal was equally as good. I’m only 24 so I haven’t been lucky enough to experience Vale in what we would call our better days but I was able to witness our promotion season and in comparison to the squad of that era I think we are far more dangerous now. I’m happy that the lads have got a full week off before the next match against Harrogate. I just hope fans won’t be kept from going the matches because if this season is a good one they deserve to be there after what’s happened over the last few years.