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  • #197603
    adminSST
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    Registered On: December 19, 2013
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    Pre match in here please folks

    #197613
    PaulSanfran49
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    442, attacking formation and shoot on sight.

    #197615
    AwaywegoAwaywego
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    Won’t argue with that Sanfran and will be even better if we get something out of the game.

    #197620
    BigLeftToeBigLeftToe
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    Disregarding fitness/injuries, same starting 11 to keep the shirt. We didn’t do too badly against them at the start of the season so with our squad looking much healthier now than it was back then I’m hoping for a positive result.

    #197621
    WonderGoalsWonderGoals
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    Apart from a question mark over Clarke, it’s as it was against Oldham. 4/4/2, you never know…Loft might ever turn in a dominant, targetman masterclass.

    Is that pushing it too far ?

    #197622
    DarrynStampGoalMachineDarrynStampGoalMachine
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    Yeah Rowe in for Clarke for me as the only change. Get another 70 mins out of Kev and see if we can get something but I wouldn’t be risking Clarke sat/tue after nearly a year out.

    As BLT said the cup loss against them was one of our less disgraceful losses. No reason we shouldn’t get another 3 points.

    #197623
    lesgeolesgeo
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    I think Kev can now be considered fully match fit.
    Clearly wanted to see it to the end on Saturday.

    #197625
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    I think Kev can now be considered fully match fit.
    Clearly wanted to see it to the end on Saturday.

    I would not go that far yet, the body takes time to build up to full strength and it would be easy to push it too hard and see him suffer a muscle injury. I would not want to see him play a full 90 minutes yet, especially on the back of 80+ on Saturday, he’s too important for this team.

    #197626
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    Agree with Ferrite, we don’t need more long term injuries due to “too much too soon”. We have to make use of this inflated squad without weakening the team too much. I don’t think Tues/Sat/Tues/Sat is feasible even for fully fit pro footballers. (Keepers aside maybe) KVV on the bench ready for 20 minutes if we have a chance of getting something from the game and ready to start on Saturday.

    #197629
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    More positive surely to play your best team from the start and try to carry on from Saturday’s match. Subs can be used later depending on the state of the game.

    #197630
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    Wouldn’t disagree with that Heath, aside from the fact that we have to hope the management will listen to the physio team if they flag up concerns over anyone’s fitness.

    #197631
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    It would be better to have Kev start. Coming off the bench on a cold night after being sat down for 65 minutes and no proper warm-up seems more of a recipe for injury.

    #197639
    DarrynStampGoalMachineDarrynStampGoalMachine
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    What was it you said in the Oldham match thread Les? Clearest pen of the season? Might have to revise that one!

    Arguably the most incompetent 45 minutes of refereeing I’ve seen.

    What a strike from Eisa though. Well behind in possession but defended well and limited their chances.

    Refs got it out for Loft. Getting fouled all over, being given nothing but free kicks against when the Vale defenders are flopping about. Literally got thrown to the ground a yard from the ref in his full view and completely ignored.

    #197640
    cliffbyrnesrightpegCliff Byrne’s Right Peg
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    Port vale commentators are adamant Loft is out to hurt someone tonight.

    Not pretty on the eye but effective, don’t think either keeper has made a save !
    More of the same though please.

    #197641
    DarrynStampGoalMachineDarrynStampGoalMachine
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    The vale commentators are buying it same as the ref then. 90% of the time he’s the one being fouled.

    #197642
    BigLeftToeBigLeftToe
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    Apart from the Eisa wonder goal this is pretty horrendous. We can’t put more than one pass together and just hoof it back to Vale at every opportunity.

    #197643
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    And there we have it – Van Veen off with what looks like a muscle injury. The golden goose has been hobbled.

    #197644
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    They’ve been calling him Lowe on loan from Leicester all night also.

    Think he’s had a good game to be fair putting himself about,looks out on his feet now like.

    #197645
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    very odd way to defend hoof it out. Surely we can clear it with a pass to a colleague!? And get up the pitch

    #197646
    IronaweIronawe
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    Not liking these tactics 4-6-0

    #197647
    BigLeftToeBigLeftToe
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    Literally zero outlet, horrendous football. We’ve now got 5 defenders and 5 midfielders on the pitch.

    #197648
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    and now 9-0-1 – if we don’t win sad to say Cox to blame

    #197649
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    Mcatee doesn’t look fit or interested.
    Look lost without KVV.

    The bench is piss poor.
    Can we bring any loan strikers in?? Or any on the scrap heap.

    Onariase is immense

    Get in!!!

    #197651
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    jeez what an awful way to play the game – no need to play that deep. first half was spot on

    #197652
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    Can we bring any loan strikers in?? Or any on the scrap heap.

    How many more do you want? There are three or four not even in the squad tonight!

    #197653
    BigLeftToeBigLeftToe
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    Not complaining with the much needed win, great result. But…that was truly horrendous to watch.

    #197656
    cliffbyrnesrightpegCliff Byrne’s Right Peg
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    Massive win, huge credit to the team for the shift put in tonight.
    Back 4 were outstanding. Mcghaey MOTM.
    Jai Rowe did well considering Vale were relentlessly pinging balls towards the left winger all night- clearly targeting him. Rowe looks a suitable understudy to Clarke.

    A fit Van Veen and we may have shown more attacking intent ( didn’t think he looked fit at all tonight), but for a team shipping 3/4/5 games every week to bring home 6 points and 2 clean sheets since returning, is a fantastic result.

    #197657
    DarrynStampGoalMachineDarrynStampGoalMachine
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    Second half was very tough watching 6-4-0 is no way to hold on to a lead.

    Very worrying about Kev.

    McGahey and Onarise looks superb. Hopefully McGahey is ok.

    #197658
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    Is that what you call them ferrite.

    I’d beg to differ if our next best is mcatee he did nothing when he came on. Turan is garbage.

    So yeah get rid of the chaff that we have.

    #197662
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    In our predicament I’ll take the three points. Back to back away wins – when did that last happen? Or back to back clean sheets for that matter.

    We haven’t got a reputation for seeing out a 1-0, nor have we a reputation for winning games in hand so a couple of positives to take home from Burslem.

    Negatives are the second half tactics and Kev going off injured. Too much too soon. He should have started on the bench tonight.

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