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19 September 2020 fixtures

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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.
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.
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.
 

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Most amused by Mansfield’s tactics of taking the ball into the corner flag with 10 minutes to go. Pathetic stuff.

Still, it was a truly dreadful second half display from Orient and we probably deserved to lose. Controlled the first half without creating much, but went to pieces after the break. Both goals were absolute defensive horror shows and should have gifted a dismal hoof-and-win-the-second-ball Mansfield side three points. Bloody lovely equaliser in stoppage time, mind.

Tough run of fixtures coming up (trips to Walsall, Barrow & Tranmere, plus Cheltenham and Exeter in E10), so I’m pleased with our unbeaten start. Only playing Bolton out of the relegation candidates.
 

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I’ll be worried if we ever see that tactic again so early.

A good team would get a third goal and kill the game.

It's a shame that we only have two points to show for all the positives in the first two games. We haven't shown many frills but our shape, fitness and workrate looks much better than last season.
 

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Our defeat to you last weekend does not seem as bad now after today.

I had you down as strugglers this season.

We seem to be very well drilled and recruitment so far seems to be spot on.

Hoolahan will get the plaudits but I can see why Forest Green fans spoke highly of Paul Digby. He does the ugly stuff and is all over the park. Exactly what we’ve been missing for 2-3 years.

Ironside and Mullin aren’t the most dynamic front two but they are a handful.
 

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At least we've got no Salford fans gloating on here! Three lucky penalties' and a breakaway (with an easily conned young/new ref) saw us lose to a team I just can't stand. Manager in the 4th officials ear all game like last season again, players also trying to influence the game; shithousery all round really.

Plus we weren't strong or good enough to countered them.

Sour Grapes?
 

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Vale fans becoming the new Bolton fans
Believe you me I'm not in that category.
Optimistic yes but certainly not getting carried away here.
We have looked decent since the New year , horror show at Morecambe and our annual knobbing at Swindon but other than that we have been in very good form and more importantly the team is basically the same apart from one or two
Definitely optimistic but you can put that daft ship in the docks because stuff like that tends to bite you on the arse
 

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At least we've got no Salford fans gloating on here! Three lucky penalties' and a breakaway (with an easily conned young/new ref) saw us lose to a team I just can't stand. Manager in the 4th officials ear all game like last season again, players also trying to influence the game; shithousery all round really.

Plus we weren't strong or good enough to countered them.

Sour Grapes?

I never liked Alexander at the Scunts. Hopefully they fail this season, but alas with the kind of money they are throwing around it’s only a matter of time before they go up the league(s).

I am sure their few hundred fans can’t wait to start playing the real big boys.
 

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Good result although we weren’t great. Change of style for us passing out from the back will take a while to get used to, both sides fucked this up leading directly to 2 of the goals. Once we went 2-1 up we saw the game out well with no dramas. Barrow had a decent 20 mins or so in 1st half but were poor 2nd half chasing the game.
 

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Why do Port Vale have so many arrogant fans? I know not all on here are so I’m not tarring you all with that brush. But there’s some that are insufferable, after 2 games, or even 1 game last week. Waving their cocks around and mocking others who’d had a less fortunate start to the season. Dread to think what it will be like if we get to 10 or 20 games in and they are still top 3.
 
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Believe you me I'm not in that category.
Optimistic yes but certainly not getting carried away here.
We have looked decent since the New year , horror show at Morecambe and our annual knobbing at Swindon but other than that we have been in very good form and more importantly the team is basically the same apart from one or two
Definitely optimistic but you can put that daft ship in the docks because stuff like that tends to bite you on the arse
They will never be either Bolton or Stoke...They suffer little man syndrome.
Never liked going away at vale they all want to fight you, but thats ten against one or two.....Awful fans
 

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Why do Port Vale have so many arrogant fans? I know not all on here are so I’m not tarring you all with that brush. But there’s some that are insufferable, after 2 games, or even 1 game last week. Waving their cocks around and mocking others who’d had a less fortunate start to the season. Dread to think what it will be like if we get to 10 or 20 games in and that are still top 3.

I know and it's so embarrassing. :lol:

Port Vale are probably THE most bog standard and forgettable club of the lower leagues.
 

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I know and it's so embarrassing. :lol:

Port Vale are probably THE most bog standard and forgettable club of the lower leagues.
Not really. They are a proper league club, not like some others. Just seem to have a lot of arrogance amongst a portion of their fans.
 

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Good result although we weren’t great. Change of style for us passing out from the back will take a while to get used to, both sides fucked this up leading directly to 2 of the goals. Once we went 2-1 up we saw the game out well with no dramas. Barrow had a decent 20 mins or so in 1st half but were poor 2nd half chasing the game.

That was the problem - we didn't do any chasing.
 

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Not really. They are a proper league club, not like some others. Just seem to have a lot of arrogance amongst a portion of their fans.

Yeah I suppose having barely any success for 20+ years would probably do that to some, but for them to claim they'll 'piss the league' after just winning the first two games is so egotistical.

It's been so so long for them since the last time, they're obviously having great trouble holding it in.
 

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Yeah I suppose having barely any success for 20+ years would probably do that to some, but for them to claim they'll 'piss the league' after just winning the first two games is so egotistical.

It's been so so long for them since the last time, they're obviously having great trouble holding it in.
They finished last season on strong form and have added a lot of quality in the transfer window so I guess they've good reason to be optimistic.
 

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When Carlisle were in the Conference you lot expected to piss it and thought you shouldn't be having to play against tinpot pub teams like us. Think most fans act arrogant from time to time.

Vale will be right up there, be surprised if they aren't top 3 minimum.
 

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When Carlisle were in the Conference you lot expected to piss it and thought you shouldn't be having to play against tinpot pub teams like us.
No we didn't... though we still don't think we should have to play tinpot pub teams like you the regular wins have softened the blow.
 

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They finished last season on strong form and have added a lot of quality in the transfer window so I guess they've good reason to be optimistic.

No problem with optimism, or pessimism. But the downright arrogance of a select few is different level. Like last weekend, Valiant Virgin or what ever you call him laughing at me because my team had lost 3-0 and telling me to enjoy relegation while Vale are guaranteed top 6 and anyone who says otherwise is a retard, all over a pre season league table prediction. Just an arrogant tit.
 
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No we didn't... though we still don't think we should have to play tinpot pub teams like you the regular wins have softened the blow.

When you won 3-0 at The (old) Lawn your fans reckoned you were going straight back up and you'd never play us again.
 

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Are Tranmere going to be this season's Mansfield? A team that make all the right noises in the summer, some eyecatching signings and fancied to go up, and then totally fail to gel under a rookie manager and spend the season bumming around the bottom third.

There is of course still plenty to suggest that Mansfield could be this season's Mansfield.
 

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When you won 3-0 at The (old) Lawn your fans reckoned you were going straight back up and you'd never play us again.
This was long before we had forums like this, or even our own forum though. The only people who posted on forums like 606 and footymad were three or four gobby shites from each club.

That said, you lot beating us at Brunton Park that season (and to be fair this was the old, just happy to avoid relegation to the dog and duck leagues incarnation of FGR) was a low point of my supporting career.
 

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I never liked Alexander at the Scunts. Hopefully they fail this season, but alas with the kind of money they are throwing around it’s only a matter of time before they go up the league(s).

I am sure their few hundred fans can’t wait to start playing the real big boys.
Sadly you are right, they sign a certain type of mercenary who doesn't care how they win a game, as long as they get their money. No matter where they are in the league, next transfer window they'll buy more of the same, it's only a matter of time before they go up.
 

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'The only people who posted on forums were three or four gobby shites from each club'

Not much has changed there then.....
 

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I like to think I'm balanced others may disagree.
I get what people are saying about arrogance and as I said it comes back to spank you on the arse. We have reason for optimism not arrogance. Nothing is won or lost after 2 bloody games.
Remember pissing myself at Sheff United about 4 years ago think they lost their first 3 under Wilder and were bottom of the table.

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No we'll never be a Bolton or a Stoke , Vale and Bolton has gone off for 40 years back to the 70's . All the knuckle draggers turn up and it's a guaranteed ruck. Not sure about the 10 onto 2 analogy when a lad I know had his cheek ripped open by a Bolton lad with a blade in 1988 .

Back to proper things, we have been given an opportunity with 4 of the first 6 at home to get a good start. Winning away at Exeter is a bonus , maybe years of a lunatic owner and the strange events that went on under him have sent us giddy now that we appear to be a stable club at last but nobody will piss this League.
 

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They will never be either Bolton or Stoke...They suffer little man syndrome.
Never liked going away at vale they all want to fight you, but thats ten against one or two.....Awful fans
Vale and Stoke, something they put in the water there? Very aggressive fans and have been for years, loads of overtime for the local police force every game. Strangely away from football Stokie's are usually OK.
 

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