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We can beat Chelsea at Stamford Bridge but we can't beat Vale at Vale Park.

3-1 Vale.
 

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Having the Pope fit again gives me hope, if we can get the home form back as it was other than the Crewe game I'l be happy.

Bristol Away Tuesday so really need to win this.

2-1 Pope x 2
 

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Lose this and Bristol City on Tuesday and we really will be looking over our shoulders at the relegation zone. We have lost 3 of our last 4 and looked awful in all 4, hopefully our 2 loan signings will freshen things up a bit if Page gives them a chance.
 

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More importantly, what percentage of Bradford's home support will be coming?
 

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Another strange team selection from Page. Another waste of an afternoon
 
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Birchall must have some seriously embarrassing photos of Rob Page

Fuck off to Adams in L2, both of you
 

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We'll be going down with Page. So negative even at home, shocking goal again to concede and the personel he's selected isn't working. Glad I'm not going Bristol it'll be double figures if we play like this at Ashton Gate.

Bradford's playing pure route one football and were just dropping to their style and hoofing it up to Pope who's got no one within 40 yards of him.

Embarassing
 

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We didn't really deserve the point but happily take it. I said when he was given the job that Page would take us down and still think i'm right, he is completely clueless. The reason for today's team selection was they kept our last clean sheet against Rochdale 5 billion years ago so he thought they might be able to do it again.
 

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Another late goal! Good point considering the line up and glad we kept going to the end.

Page is clueless 1 up front against a poor Crewe defence, 1 up front against a poor Peterborough and 1 up front against a Bradford side that he tried to set up to deal with because they had a shock result against Chelsea totally forgetting they are an average League One side and not Champions League material!

At least finally he bowed to pressure after months and played Campion who did very well and scored. Marshall did well but other than that poor performance.

Pleased we scored so late after some of Bradfords timewasting. Referee was clueless and Morais was a disgrace trying to get our lad sent off feigning a facial injury.

If we do play 1 up front we can't play Pope. Crazy decision. We need to stop giving teams first halves it was Bradford should of been 4-4-2 from the start and let them worry about us. Still feels like a loss despite the late drama.
 

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missed the pen as i walked out in disgust when Pope mis-placed a pass for a throw-in, i thought thats it i,ve seen enough drivel i,m a gonner. Never done that even when 4-0 down, I thought we were dire and was sick of hearing ' they beat Chelsea ' they also couldn,t beat Colchester at home last week. I repeat myself after every game i am sick of Page ( Pulis in disguise ) and his negative one up tactics. Bradford were bang average physical niggly team just like their vile twat of a manager however they outplayed us and Neal saved two pearlers in the second half. Don,t fancy more than a point from next 2 games so we drifting to the bottom. Page stop paying too much respect to average teams and bloody well play forwards after all we are at home.
 

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Knowing Page he will set up all out attack at Bristol. Frustrating as we could of won that with the right application from the start but Pope on his own against their monsters at the back!

He has it Willo alone against three defenders against Crwho and had to ditch it at half time and again today. It's constantly giving up half a game each time! The first half against Gillingham and Peterborough was diabolical despite the wins and were leaving ourselves too much to do.
 

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Adams and Page went to the same school of 'pick the strangest starting 11/formation you can think of'.
 

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Parkinson blaming the referee... What a surprise. The glut of free kicks were nothing to do with them hacking us down everytime we tried to push forward!
 

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Said from the start that he's a rubbish manager and he's done nothing to change my opinion since.
 

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Is it me or are Vale fans on here incredibly fickle this season? Seems every time they lose it's doom and gloom, relegation, Page out yet whenever they win they're all popping up in the promotion thread and going on about a play-off push
 

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Is it me or are Vale fans on here incredibly fickle this season? Seems every time they lose it's doom and gloom, relegation, Page out yet whenever they win they're all popping up in the promotion thread and going on about a play-off push
I was literally gonna post the same thing haha... Alternating between the promotion thread, and the relegation one!
 

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We were briefly in the chase but not playing great. Now with a clueless clown picking the team things aren't looking very positive. I mean if your manager plays one up front at home to the side with the worst defence in the division you've got to start asking questions!
 

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I'm pretty confident we will finish above the Vale this season. In fact I said this before we played you the other week.
 

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I'm pretty confident we will finish above the Vale this season. In fact I said this before we played you the other week.

Not fussed if you do as long as we stay up it'll bother Crewe fans more than us.
 
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Playoffs were out of reach from the first kick of the season, defence is no better if not worst than last season. Its just some of the overly excited vale fans that think we're the dogs bollox.
 

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I was literally gonna post the same thing haha... Alternating between the promotion thread, and the relegation one!
Never in a million years have we been a play off chasing team!
 

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We haven't played remotely well in the league since we drew Chelsea in the Cup. It's evidently clear that our FA cup shenanigans are effecting our league form. If we played anywhere near to our capabilities yesterday, we wouldve come away with a very convincing, easy win.

Vale were simply awful - as are the vast majority of teams in L1 this campaign.
 

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Seen the highlights to look at the incidents again. Page felt the second goal shouldn't have stood for a foul but didn't see much in it, Duffy was unlucky not to keep it out.

Campions goal was scrappy, not sure what the celebration was about? Batman it seemed? The cult hero who hadn't made a start lived up to the hype.

The penalty incident was clear enough although we scored and it was pulled back, the keeper can't have any complaints he absolutely cleaned him out. Bradford must have no pace at the back whatsoever to allow a fat Birchall to do them for pace!

Was a real league two level encounter, one real hoofball team in Bradford vs one who couldn't string two pases together. Sure that advert will have the fans running to get season tickets!
 

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Like valefan16 says, a piss poor game mainly played in the air. Would complain about the pitch, but given the state of ours at the moment, I don't think I have the right to!

We should have had the game sewn up at 2-1 though, Stead and Knott missing glorious chances. Would have taken the point before the game, but given the fact we were 2-1 with 30 seconds to go, you've got to be disappointed at that. Failure to see these types of games out will come back to haunt us at the end of the season.
 

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