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Barrow (1) v (2) Port Vale - Saturday 2nd April 2022- FL2

Aaaaaaaaand breathe . Lovely day in the coast so very nearly ruined ⚫️⚪️.

First half much a muchness Brad Walker hits the post and they score a goal which from our point of view was avoidable. We weren’t terrible first half, we weren’t great but another gear was needed to see off a hard working side.

Vale stepped it up second half but missed 2/3 great opportunities and you think it’s one of those days. “ you have to find a way to win “ and vale did.

Great break away and Charsley delivers a great cross to find the in form Procter who made no mistake A point? Yeh I’d take that then 90 mins is up, we are done, ‍♂️ but one last attack sees Wilson pull it back and ends up somehow at Aarron Martins boot : CUE absolute scenes in the away end.

Magnificent from Vale in the last 20 mins Sometimes you have to win ugly … and we did brilliant to see Carol on with the squad at the end On to Salford Tuesday Yes another big game. Pack it out valiants E i E i E i O ⚪️⚫️ MOM David Worrall

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April 2022

Barrow (1) v (2) Port Vale - Saturday 2nd April 2022- FL2

Barrow (1) v (2) Port Vale - Saturday 2nd April 2022- FL2

Aaaaaaaaand breathe. Lovely day in the coast so very nearly ruined ⚫️⚪️.

First half much a muchness Brad Walker hits the post and they score a goal which from our point of view was avoidable. We weren’t terrible first half, we weren’t great but another gear was needed to see off a hard working side.

Vale stepped it up second half but missed 2/3 great opportunities and you think it’s one of those days. “ you have to find a way to win “ and vale did.

Great break away and Charsley delivers a great cross to find the in form Procter who made no mistake A point ? Yeh I’d take that then 90 mins is up ,we are done , ‍♂️ but one last attack sees Wilson pull it back and ends up somehow at Aarron Martins boot : CUE absolute scenes in the away end.

Magnificent from Vale in the last 20 mins Sometimes you have to win ugly … and we did brilliant to see Carol on with the squad at the end On to Salford Tuesday Yes another big game. Pack it out valiants E i E i E i O ⚪️⚫️ MOM David Worrall

March 2022

Port Vale (2) v (0) Sutton United - Saturday 26th March 2022- FL2

Port Vale (2) v (0) Sutton United - Saturday 26th March 2022- FL2

Suns out , perfect day for football only vale could mess this up .

Not a chance straight at it from start ,  Connor Hall, Charlsey Wilson Mal Benning all at the top of their game.

Such a competent professional performance Wilson strike settles the nerves then Jamie Procter take a bow. What a strike. Game over.

Some of the football second half was superb to witness. Hopefully use this free week to rest up and get ready for Barrow.

Wherever you go vale we will follow ⚫️⚪️. MOM Jamie Procter outstanding centre forward display topped off with a superb strike Upto 4th . ⚫️⚪️ KTF. Enjoy your week valiants

Bradford City (1) v (2) Port Vale - Saturday 19th March 2022- FL2

Bradford City (1) v (2) Port Vale - Saturday 19th March 2022- FL2

Aaaand breathe .

Treated to a top drawer away performance today Solid from the start , dominated , always looking to get forward Jamie Procter holding the ball up , perhaps could have had a goal , James Wilson superb and a big shout for Mel Benning stepped in at LWB and was faultless.

Was always going get a little nervy but we held out and got the job done in style Connor Hall MOM for me never put a foot wrong.

Thanks to all who travelled on Ye Olde Crown buses , had a great time round halifax and for those who chipped in for the stop at Halifax. Legends Thanks to Kevan Potts and Tom Amos for running coaches 2 and 3. ⚫️⚪️SVA

Port Vale (3) v (1) Mansfield Town - Tuesday 15th March 2022- FL2

Port Vale (3) v (1) Mansfield Town - Tuesday 15th March 2022- FL2

Good game to watch both sides going for it.

Just pleased Aarron martin didn’t haul down Rhys Oates or it’s game over.

Wilson strike was a great equaliser but having just seen it their keeper won’t be happy He went down in instalments.

Second half we started bright then they had a good ten minute spell where Aiden stone was at his best .

Vale got back into it and Kian Harrat showed great poachers instinct for goals as he slotted in two late strikes.

I thought all the players put an almighty shift in with most players easily 8/10 Stone was excellent again as was Connor hall but I going for Nathan Smith MOM. He loves a battle and was superb especially when Mansfield began to get on top.

See you all Saturday at Bradford ⚫️⚪️ SVA KTF

Colchester United (1) v (0) Port Vale - Saturday 5th March 2022- FL2

Colchester United (1) v (0) Port Vale - Saturday 5th March 2022- FL2

Four hundred mile round trip with some of the most hardcore vale supporters I’ve ever seen and I feel absolutely gutted for every single one of them

That was simply “ outrageously bad “ as a performance Dis interested disjointed no urgency. Never been one to call out players on here and never will but some have to take a long hard look at themselves Their goal is schoolboy stuff.

We all know what happened I can normally put a positive spin on things but that was atrocious I have my own views on formations and personnel playing but we looked absolutely lost. Who’s got the reigns is it, Crosby or Murray, because it looked like no one knew what was expected of us.

Long trip back. I’m not going again …… well not till Saturday anyway. ⚫️⚪️. You have to laugh or you’d cry. ‍♂️ Aaron martin MOM for me ⚪️

Harrogate Town (1) v (1) Port Vale - Saturday 1st March 2022- FL2

Harrogate Town (1) v (1) Port Vale - Saturday 1st March 2022- FL2

Thought in the end it was a decent point. Harrogate are where they are on merit We’ve no divine right to just rock up and turn them over.

Looked better when Charsley and Wozza came on Great to see Edmonson notch again, so I was told as I couldn’t see it

Perhaps could of nicked it near the end with Cooper and Wilson.

They are a hard-working side. Seen a few over reactions but we are all entitled to a point of view. Must say it’s a poor ground with poor visibility in any of the ends. Great turn out from Ye Olde Crown bus yet again, full and even managed a pint in the poshest Wetherspoons ever .

Thanks for supporting the coaches as ever, especially mid-week . Anyway, onto Colchester Saturday ⚫️⚪️SVA

February 2022

Port Vale (2) v (0) Stevenage - Saturday 26th February 2022- FL2

Port Vale (2) v (0) Stevenage - Saturday 26th February 2022- FL2

What did I think? Not a classic but 2 up after 12 mins.

The games done. Could we have turned the screw? Yeh probably but the game turned into a mess, scrappy, and the outcome? Still the same 3 points if it were 1-0.Gutted for Dave Worrall, looked a nasty one.

Their following tells you why we have to get out of this league (74).

I saw a few knee jerk posts after conceding late on against Rochdale I was gutted but it’s football.

We’ve won today and things seem that bit brighter.

On to Tuesday at Harrogate and Saturday at Colchester. Our season is not defined by any one result.

It’s the buisness end and with our support anything is possible. See you at Harrogate ⚫️⚪️⚽️

Rochdale (1) v (1) Port Vale - Tuesday 22nd February 2022- FL2

Rochdale (1) v (1) Port Vale - Tuesday 22nd February 2022- FL2

Feel a bit gutted but we’ve got to see that game out.

Connor Hall and Pett were outstanding What a following to on a Tuesday night 740

Thought the ref was probably the best we’ve had this season too.

Also want to say thanks to everyone who travelled on the bus from Ye Olde Crown. Thanks for the support Another coach full. Absolute legends the lot of you ⚫️⚪️.

Keep them peeled for Harrogate . Don’t get too down a lot of the top sides still to come to Vale On to Saturday ⚫️⚪️ KTF

Tranmere Rovers (1) v (1) Port Vale - Saturday 19th February 2022- FL2

Tranmere Rovers (1) v (1) Port Vale - Saturday 19th February 2022- FL2

What a day Had some lovely conversations today with people that really appreciate these buses. Well , I really appreciate the support you’ve shown from day 1. I’ll always do my best for all of you as Charlie did These buses are not possible without Robert Machin Kevan Potts Tom Amos Matt Jackson Richard Whitehead

To be honest I thought we’d lost but I’ve been thru a few emotions today with the Vale showing their solidarity to the Gaffer. They never ever give up and to see those scenes in the 94th minute was worth everything to me.

Singing to Carol at the end and to see the whole squad at the end line up must spell out to all who travelled, we are in this together. ⚫️⚪️

Andy Crosby and the staff have done Darrell proud. Not the greatest of games but it’s never done till it’s done. My heart goes out to Darrell Clarke and family . On to Tuesday ⚫️⚪️

Port Vale (0) v (0) Northampton Town - Saturday 12th February 2022- FL2

Port Vale (0) v (0) Northampton Town - Saturday 12th February 2022- FL2

Just a game where each side equalled each other. No drama. Both sides huffed and puffed but never delivered KO blow.

They will be happier with the point, but thought we edged it.

I’ve seen some comments on here about wether it should of been red Said player should of been booked for throwing Smith on to the track next foul hacked pett down on to goal.

Absolute bollocks who say he shouldn’t have gone Been there , played it. Should of gone. Would we have capitalised we will never know.

Anyway on to tranmere KTF SVA⚫️⚪️

Carlisle United (1) v (3) Port Vale - Tuesday 8th February 2022- FL2

Carlisle United (1) v (3) Port Vale - Tuesday 8th February 2022- FL2

240 made the trip , most a near 300 mile round trip .

James Wilson was fantastic all night and really deserved his goal. But Darrel Clarke pulled a master stroke playing Brad Walker as centre half / sweeper.

An absolute outstanding game Some of our football was top drawer.

Fully deserved victory Great team performance ⚫️⚪️. On to Saturday, it should be a cracker KTF

Port Vale (1) v (1) Forest Green Rovers - Tuesday 1st February 2022 - FL2

Port Vale (1) v (1) Forest Green Rovers - Tuesday 1st February 2022 - FL2

#pvfc huge effort tonight by Vale. Perhaps should of seen it out.

They didn’t like it up them 154 from FGR is embarrassing and my word what was wrong with that ref ⚫️⚪️

on to Salford #KTF #SVA

January 2022

Port Vale (1) v (0) Scunthorpe United – Saturday 29th January 2022 - FL2

Port Vale (1) v (0) Scunthorpe United – Saturday 29th January 2022 - FL2

Been keeping Burslems economy ticking over , wasn’t pretty , not a great watch , but an important 3 points , makes last weeks point seem really good now.

Thought James Wilson was getting back to somewhere near where he was. He was my MOM Edmonson had a superb cameo. He’s a unit with pace.

I’ve a feeling it will be busy Monday in transfer market.

Great turnout today in awful conditions Let’s just hang in there Next two games are massive ⚫️⚪️.

Leyton Orient (0) v (0) Port Vale - Saturday 22nd January 2022 - FL2

Leyton Orient (0) v (0) Port Vale - Saturday 22nd January 2022 - FL2

fans booing at a point. It was a game between two sides that didn’t want to lose.

We are on a sticky wicket Clarke got It spot on arrest the slide.

Surely you’ve got to see the positives Connor Hall , Tom pett Aiden stone did what he had to do ( very little )

Gutted for Gibbo but Cass came on and was excellent.

Take a step back. We are doing the best we can. We get there together as one. ⚫️⚪️.

Thanks to all on the bus today from Ye Olde Crown over £100 raised for PORT VALE fantastic effort again KTF ⚫️⚪️

Port Vale (0) v (1) Salford City – Tuesday 18th January 2022 - FL2
Port Vale (1) v (3) Swindon Town – Saturday 15th January 2022 - FL2
Port Vale (1) v (4) Brentford - Saturday 8th January 2022, FA Cup 3

Port Vale (1) v (4) Brentford - Saturday 8th January 2022, FA Cup 3

We are up against a premiership side Port vale haven’t played for close on a month.

We have gone toe to toe with them and we’ve matched them They were clinical , it’s that simple. But all over the pitch the effort , commitment and guts were there to see.

Our goal was sublime , Dennis thru a shimmy or two then crossed to harrat who put his head where few would put their feet What a header. I’m showing my age but Ernie Moss would have been proud of that.

What a turn out by Port Vale fans it’s a different gravy. Then I looked at the away end Absolutely woeful Barrow made more noise.

You know what I want Port Vale to progress and I believe we will When we score away it’s old school limbs. I had to be dragged off the floor at Sutton Stick with the valiants. This is our year See you next week ⚫️

December 2021

Newport County (2) v (1) Port Vale - Saturday 11th December 2021 - FL2

Newport County (2) v (1) Port Vale - Saturday 11th December 2021 - FL2

No complaints about the match Newport were far better than us on the day Plainly obvious that we have no recognised strikers.

Stick with them valiants January is round the corner. Most would have snapped you’re hand off to be third at this point They deserved it end of.

To brick the bus on the way home ? Thought all that had left us years ago. Piss poor Minority ruin it for all Thanks to all who travelled today on the crown coaches. Fantastic support yet again. KTF

Bristol Rovers (1) v (2) Port Vale - Tuesday 7th December 2021 - FL2

A massive 3 points for vale I don’t care how they did it or how we won it.

There’s loads of ways to win football matches and tonight we’ve come to a tough place and done it.

Ben Garrity was absolutely brilliant as was the ref

That first half on the terracing was horrific , rain , sleet gale force winds ☔️

To all those that travelled i long trip back Was it worth it ? You bet it was. On to Newport , I’m taking my boots ⚫️⚪️ SVA KTF

Burton Albion (1) v (2) Port Vale - Saturday 4th December 2021, FA Cup 2

Haven’t got the memory no more x

when they scored I wasn’t worried I knew we would create.

Heard some real negativity about Devante Rodney today well maybe he’s this maybe he’s that but that spin on the defender was class , leaves Polotic with a run in goal.

Denis Polotic is quality Both finishes are top drawer, make no mistake about it.

Super support today, I was in the seats and it was great to see ‘ limbs “ in the away end when those 2 goals went in.

A fantastic 3 coaches today, brilliant support you were the twelfth man You got them over the line.

Fingers crossed for a “ plum draw” We keep plugging away ⚫️⚪️⚫️⚪️⚫️⚪️ see you at Bristol Tuesday KTF

November 2021

Port Vale (2) v (0) Hartlepool United - Saturday 27th November 2021 - FL2

Horrible conditions . At least the players got warm running around . We didn’t

We’ve got some injuries but those who’ve stepped up Amoo, Rodney, Garrity, Gibbo outstanding again .

Win as a team, lose as a team Let’s not pick holes in individuals games. ⚪️⚫️

We are all in this together No one goes out to play badly.

Second half the crowd were brilliant Bin lucky enough to see a few promotions even then we had some poor , nervous , matches and it’s the crowd that drives the players on.

Stick with them DC is doing an incredible job as are the back room staff. We will get there sooner or later and your support is vital ⚫️⚪️. See you at Rotherham

Rotherham United (1) v (1) Port Vale - Tuesday 20th November 2021 - Papa John's Trophy

Fully deserved equaliser by David Amoo, in fact could and should of won it in normal time .

A great second half from vale Still creating plenty of chances.

First trip to the New York stadium and it is very impressive Fingers crossed Polotic is ok for Saturday

To the 148 who made the trip On to Burton Saturday ⚫️⚪️ KTF

Port Vale (0) v (1) Walsall - Tuesday 23rd November 2021 - FL2
Oldham Athletic (3) v (2) Port Vale - Saturday 20th November 2021 - FL2

Just got home. Disappointed but not downhearted It’s football you win some you lose some.

Everyone that travelled on the buses from Ye Olde Crown absolutely top class lads and women and young kids Absolutely superb the lot of you

Massive thanks to my wife Sharon Dixon Kev Amos Kevan Potts Ciga Roberts Diane Taylor and all the drivers from Stanton’s and a massive thanks to Terry Boden roofing who gave £40 to go in the pot.

Couldn’t do it without you all £240 raised today. We’ve lost a game of football , that’s all , it’s how we react. Get yourselves down the vale Tuesday Magnificent support today. ⚫️⚪️.

Port Vale (1) v (1) Bradford City - Saturday 13th November 2021 - FL2
Port Vale (5) v (0) Liverpool U21 - Tuesday 9th November 2021 - Papa John's Trophy
Port Vale (5) v (1) Accrington Stanley - 6th November 2021, FA CUP 1

October 2021

Crawley Town (1) v (4) Port Vale - 30th October 2021, FL2

Crawley Town (1) v (4) Port Vale - 30th October 2021, FL2

Sending off? No doubt full elbow in smudges boat race Mr kettle and liner bang on the money.

We started well anyway then went on to have a few chances but Morris in goal was playing well Gibbons , Wilson Polotic all perhaps should have done better Thrm breakaway goal and it was a good goal finished with a good header. Rumblings in the away end suggested we may be on the end of a poor result.

KTF Clarke nails the subs and the game changes Slow passing first half turned into movement off the ball and zipping it everywhere  Porthill Pirlo gets us back in it with a sublime free kick after a crude foul on Lloyd.

That was all we needed. The gears had changed. Pett superbly guided an 18 yard strike beyond all and sparked scenes in the away end Amoo was having a lot of the ball out wide and beat his man to drill in for an OG Game over.

Vale then slowly dismantled Crawley and when Amoo was sent clear he cooly rounded the keeper and slotted home. Jake Taylor was outstanding and bossed the middle and gave us the energy however I’m going Tom Pett MoM  did the dirty work well and a great goal.

A great second half in which Clarke should take the plaudits. Long trip home but it’s bouncing on the coach ⚫️⚪️ on to the cup see you at the park Saturday.

Port Vale (3) V (0) Colchester United - 23rd October 2021, FL2

Must admit I looked at Colchester’s squad and wondered why they are down there but barring a ten-minute spell straight after the restart it’s plainly obvious they are a poor outfit with Tom Eastman and their Number 4 aiding vale as often as they could.

Luke Hannant was all over the shop trying to stop Gibbo and the impressive Polotic.

Vale started well and Gibbo tried a shot early on but sailed wide however he got put in again and expertly used the defender to bend a shot round him and into the bottom corner.

Then it was Wilson’s turn as he swiveled from 10 yards out to turn it into the far corner. Shots by Polotic and Wilson were both parried. Colchester’s only chance came from a free header which was steered wide.

The visitors came out and threatened for a ten-minute spell but vale regained control and added a third through Martin who ghosted in to touch home from 8 yards.

Goals could and should have been added by Cass and Amoo but both put wide when well placed.

A really good performance that well and truly put the dismal display at Mansfield to bed.

Great headache for Clarke to have with Polotic now pushing to start and subs Taylor and Martin did themselves no harm either Everyone was 8/10 with Polotic being a 9 for me. But MOM was Gibbo who was outstanding and playing out of position 9.5 /10.

Get the contract out Carol. He’s everything a Vale fan wants. Pride passion and undoubtedly could play higher let’s hope it’s with us Don’t forget the Port Vale Supporters Club Meeting 7 pm Thursday See you at Crawley Saturday. Ps. Don’t mention the “P” word ⚫️⚪️

Mansfield Town (1) v (1) Port Vale - 19th October 2021, FL2

Mansfield Town (1) v (1) Port Vale - 19th October 2021, FL2

I came expecting a decent showing against a side really out of form, but what I got was a dominant Mansfield side chucking ball after ball into our box.

To be fair we dealt with almost everything and we were playing on the break but with Lloyd buzzing around and causing chaos whenever he got it.

That’s where the free kick came from as Lloyd tried to weave his way thru but felled by a cumbersome challenge.

Step forward Captain Tom Conlon who delivered a super free kick in front of the travelling vale fans. A great goal.

Can we see the half out ? No. Aaron martin clipped heels with a forward and a penalty was given. The lad Covalon has had some stick but pulled off a wonderful save to his right.

Second half more of the same. Mansfield straight at us giving us zero time and the inevitable happened as Lapsie found himself free and cooly slotted home.

Not one to sugar coat things but it was only a matter of time before they got a winner.

We invited pressure on ourselves all the time with slack passing and back to front too often as it kept coming back.

Conlon hit the bar from another free kick But that was as good as it got.

In the end a point was a good result because they will be gutted they haven’t won.

Sign of a good side picking up points when we are not at our best ? I think we were poor and got away with it.

A mention of a fantastic 733 following , Absolutely brilliant on an awful night weather wise.

I’m going Lucas Covalon as MOM One mad moment but undoubtedly saved us ⚫️⚪️ see you at the park Saturday.

Port Vale (3) v (1) Barrow - 16th October 2021, FL2

Port Vale (3) v (1) Barrow - 16th October 2021, FL2

Thought today we were so sluggish first half it was like we were trying run in treacle.

They were poor to although a great strike from banks probably embarrassed Covalon.

We were awful first half but Clarke stepped up and made game changing subs. Polotic was superb with his movement and found himself one on one and the quality was there, dinked it past the keeper and finished from a tight angle.

We are back in it then Worrall gets behind the left back and drills in a cross neatly finished by OG.

Vale are now on top and a vicious shot by Benning strikes the upright and then cooly strikes it into far corner. A great goal.

We weren’t at the races first half But what a second half Stepped up a gear and in the end it was comfortable.

I sponsored the game today and chose james Wilson He was immense particularly second half as a sole striker He’s a great footballer some of his work off the ball goes unnoticed but let’s appreciate what’s going on. We are a force People are looking at, it’s a momentum thing ⚫️⚪️

If ever you think of sponsoring a game I’d say do it This is a Port Vale like no other Absolute class off the pitch but now we are getting close on the pitch ⚫️⚪️ see you all at Mansfield Tuesday ⚫️⚪️

Sutton United (4) v (3) Port Vale - 9th October 2021, FL2

Sutton United (4) v (3) Port Vale - 9th October 2021, FL2

What a game again. I don’t think my ticker can take much more .

Really difficult to describe any goal apart from Procters which really was a brilliant move involving Conlon and Gibbo. Smiths goal was a decent goal too. But as I say we were rammed in behind that goal.

Great atmosphere tho It was absolute bedlam behind that goal. It was like being cooked alive it was that uncomfortable .

Fair play to Sutton they came out second half and got in our faces Really poor goals for us to concede tho.

Thought we’d done enough when captain Tom made it 3-2. But really that’s why everyone loves football.

They’ve done exactly what we did to Orient and it really was sickener but we’re still in 4th scoring goals just got be tighter at the back.

Vale support was superb again. Always said it was going be a rough ride at times. It’s now how we react We’ve lost a game of football but nothing is won in October. ‍♂️⚫️⚪️ KTF. Gibbo MOM for me

Port Vale (1) v (0) Rochdale - 5th October 2021, Papa John's Trophy

Port Vale (1) v (0) Rochdale - 5th October 2021, Papa John's Trophy

1700 hardy souls out there tonight with 52 from Rochdale.
It was a truly atrocious night but a game which was entertaining but both sides were poor in the final third.
Great to see Gibbo skippering the side.

Rochdale came close first with a shot that struck the post and the rebound was skied.
Vale then played some decent stuff with Amoo and Hurst both sending over great crosses but no one there to add the final touch.
Polotic was also great running at players with purpose.

Vale ended the half on top but made a couple of changes at HT with Cass and Ellis Jones from the youth side making his debut and the latter nearly scored, but a decent one handed save by Dales keeper kept it 0-0.
As the half wore on an Amoo shot was high and wide when well placed and then sent a great cross in for Benning who had an open goal but failed to connect.

Dale we’re always in it on the break and Stone made a smart stop off a one on one.
Amos then struck a post for vale and with it heading for penalties Cass sent over a quality cross and Lloyd stuck out a leg to divert the ball in in the 91 st minute, a goal worth £10,000 to the club and with Liverpool B to come hopefully we can progress to the knockout stages

I don’t like the comp as it is but it’s money in the bank.

Some real positive performances tonight. Ryan Johnson had a solid game and Jake Taylor showing more glimpses of the Taylor we know.
David Amoo was excellent but I’m going for Alex Hurst MOM. Never stopped all night and put some great balls into the box.

On to Sutton Saturday see you all down there ⚫️⚪️ SVA KTF

Port Vale (3) v (2) Leyton Orient - 2nd October 2021, FL2

Port Vale (3) v (2) Leyton Orient - 2nd October 2021, FL2

What a game!

Vale were excellent in the opening 45 in which they largely dominated.

Great football and when Garrity broke free he rode a challenge and slipped in gibbons who checked back, picked out a dream of a cross for Procter who calmly headed back against goal and Wilson duly planted a header home.

Vale came again and again but great delivery’s were wasted by Procter. The visitors were poor but I thought Vale were excellent.

Second half was a different story. I thought Vale got bullied and Smith and the No 7 caused us big problems.

They got a bit of luck with the equaliser but it was a decent strike to put them 2-1 to the good.

I honestly thought we were done. But I thought Clarke had pulled a master stroke introducing Amoo.

His pace and directness had there No 5 I’m all sorts of trouble and got himself into great positions although he nearly took the scoreboard down with one effort. 

However the ball got played into Worrall who slipped in Amoo who pulled it back to Polotic who lashed home from 12 yards.

I’d have taken a point then and the antics of there keeper were really winding the paddock up but wow, the ball again was fed in on the right and was pulled back for Procter (my MOM) who leathered it to the top corner to spark scenes of absolute bedlam.

Lucas Covolan then dribbled the ball for 30seconds, tremendous , Vale park was buzzing, this side didn’t give in when I had.

It won’t always go our way but it was an incredible game I went through every emotion and Burslem was bouncing after.

We are building something good, be part of it. .

Tin pot Tuesday but on to Sutton Saturday. We are right behind you Vale. Let’s see where we can go ⚪️

September 2021

Scunthorpe United (0) v (1) Port Vale - 25th September 2021, FL2

Scunthorpe United (0) v (1) Port Vale - 25th September 2021, FL2

Forgot me glazes again.

Great team performance and some of the football was top drawer.

Maybe should have been out of sight first half but great take and strike from Garrity.

Felt we always needed a second and a great save by covalon and a clearance off the line by skipper Conlon made it closer than it should have been. Wilson and Procter could have sealed it.

Covalon is now the king of “shithousery“. 3 points and on we go. We are on a bit of a run.

Get yourselves down the park for a top of the table clash Saturday . Fantastic following yet again.

Nathan Smith MOM absolutely outstanding ⚫️⚪️ KTF SVA You cheeky cheeky whites

Port Vale (2) v (0) Harrogate Town - 18th September 2021, FL2

Port Vale (2) v (0) Harrogate Town - 18th September 2021, FL2

I didn’t have my glasses today left them in the “cropper bag “.
Vale started well against a Harrogate side intent on spoiling the match at any opportunity. Bookings were handed out to a few of towns players early on and an attack from vale looked to have petered out until the ball fell for David Worrall who hit a “thunder bastard “ into the net. What a goal.
Straight after Worrall was foiled by a save from towns keeper.
Worrall had the left back on toast and he was booked for an agricultural challenge on vales no 7. He was promptly subbed and when town threatened a late challenge on covalon saw a second booking and they were down to ten men.
Second half and it was over as a contest as Wilson found himself a yard and curled a sublime shot past the keeper.
Fair play to Harrogate who never gave up and missed a sitter late on. Vale could have added a third but Procter denied by a great save.
MOM David Worrall. Outstanding from start to finish. Up to 7th. and on to Scunthorpe.
See you all next week ⚫️⚪️ SVA KTF

Swindon Town (1) v (2) Port Vale - 11th September 2021, FL2

Swindon Town (1) v (2) Port Vale - 11th September 2021, FL2

We never beat swindon

Superb start from vale absolute bossing it Would I have picked that side ? Not a chance.

Vale had a couple of great chances thru Rodney who hit the keeper when through Swindon good in possession but no threat apart from big bloke up front

After 15 mins of Nobel being injured vale took the lead. Smart ball out to Worrall who crossed for Garrity to slam home a memorable volley at the end where vale were (decent following by the way)

A mixup between Jones and Covalon almost cost us but we survived. Swindon crowd not happy but at least Noble was up and able.

Great first half. Brilliant start by Swindon second half and deservedly level after a ball inside Benning was cut across and man mountain no 9 finished easily.

A poor start but gradually we clawed our way back into the game Worrall going close with a volley. Apologies for our second their keeper made a super save off ????* (the ball actually came off the Post following a great effort from Gibbo), but the ball fell to Garrity who smashed home from 20 yds to send the away end mental.

It killed the game and only vale could mess this up and they did try by trying to play out from the back but we saw it out in the end.

Pheeeeeeewww what a game Conlon absolutely brilliant but Garrity MOM Two superb strikes and fit to win any game. * see quest

Port Vale (2) v (3) Rochdale - 4th September 2021, FL2

Port Vale (2) v (3) Rochdale - 4th September 2021, FL2

The memorial service was very poignant. So shocked at just how many fellow valiants we’ve lost The list just kept going .

Vale started brilliantly and perhaps should have been 2 up in 10 minutes Worrall and smith kept getting in behind their left backfire and again. Smith produced a brilliant cross for Procter to head home in some style.

 

We were ready to go for them but someone put the handbrake on and Rochdale came into the game and equalised with a great header from their number 9 who I have to say ran our back line ragged all game.Not even a goalkick straight in the mush could stop him.

 

Fair play to Rochdale think they played some great stuff but we never laid a glove on their number 7 or 9. Both having the freedom of vale park to do as they wish.

 

Yet another ball in early second half and we are two one down again a good header, a good cross but no one close to them Vale dragged themselves back in it as Conlon shaped to shoot but played in Procter who jinked his way past one before hammering home.

 

I’d have taken a “ Desmond” but Rochdale again breeched our defence as a through ball cut us open again. Vale were done. They looked tired and leg weary.

 

Never come on here to be anything but honest and I think Rochdale were ruthless in their finishing and good for the three points. I think if big Leon was on their number 9 gets taken out of it He bullied our back line

 

Not too many pluses for me apart from maybe Conlon or Procter. Back to the drawing board I think MOM Jamie Procter led the line brilliantly and took his two goals well. ⚪️⚫️.

 

See you at Swindon ( never a happy hunting ground )

August 2021

Bolton Wanderers (3) v (2) Port Vale - 31st August 2021, Papa John's Trophy

Bolton Wanderers (3) v (2) Port Vale - 31st August 2021, Papa John's Trophy

Two sides playing some great football Bolton had a chance early on but was easily snuffed out by Smith.

For vale Amoo went close. A very even game but a mistake by Johnson let the right winger go free he squared for Doyle to tuck away.

Vale responded well tho and levelled when a great move across the area was played out to Cass who pulled it back for Conlon to tuck away.

Soon after it was 2-1 to vale as Amoo struck a fierce drive after some great football that went straight through Gilks. Vale nearly made it three only to be denied again by Gilks who parried another effort by Amoo.

Second half vale started well and should have made it three after Rodney found himself homing down on goal from the right but chose to shoot instead of squaring for the on rushing Conlon.

Hard to see Bolton’s second as a cross from the left was met by a Bolton player who made no mistake to head past Stone.

Their third was caused by a slip from Worrall which left their player a run at goal and a shot which hit a post ended up in the goal.

A few changes for vale which I feel tipped the game in their balance A final shot in the dying moments from Benning which was blocked on the line somehow.

A thoroughly enjoyable game in which Vale played some great football Great to see Gibbo back and Tom Conlon.
Decent following from vale too. Going for Tom Pett MOM. Covered every blade of grass.

On to Rochdale Saturday hoping to build on our win at FGR See you all at the park ⚫️⚪️KTF

Forest Green Rovers (0) v (2) Port Vale - 28th August 2021, FL2

Forest Green Rovers (0) v (2) Port Vale - 28th August 2021, FL2

Started confidently and pushed up the pitch brilliantly. Back 3/5 bossed it Garrity as an extra midfielder superb.

Was at the other end of the ground but Procters double quick strike was superb and vale continued to dominate. Walker and Arron Martin both mopping up anything that came their way.

Second half I thought it would be backs to the wall, far from it, vale came out and sucked the life out of FGR. Garrity going close after cutting in from the left and a stone wall penalty for handball later on.

As away performances go it was perfection. We were that comfortable . Not FGR being poor , they simply had no answer

Sorry to all the supporters at the end that saw too much flesh. Away win = tops off Just stay with it ,I’m not getting carried away , but that’s a performance to be dam proud of Everyone 9/10. Procter 9.5/10 Set up a fantastic away day ⚪️⚫️KTF SVA

Stevenage (1) V (1) Port Vale - 21st August 2021, FL2

STEVENAGE (1) V (1) PORT VALE - 21ST AUGUST 2021, FL2

Try to be as positive as I can.

Please don’t ask me who or who shouldn’t play Under this management team I have no idea

is it a bad thing ? Keeps everyone on their toes.

Now normally there may be a bit more detail but that 1st half was awful. We took the lead It’s a positive, we scored it’s a positive, but the rest …. Get in the bin. Awful Nobody took responsibility.

Moving swiftly on 2nd half much much better Cass Jones were excellent and Garrity ( I’ve been a big critic of him ) He changed the game.

Little bit more luck and we’d be on our way home with the points Covalon was excellent 2nd half after let’s say a jittery1st half.

We can’t go on being the hard luck story though Two teams going at it but if only we had a natural poacher we’d be up there. Not a moan just a fact.

Dan Jones MOM by a mile.

Anyway a great following from vale , now going through monsoon weather on way back. Massive thanks to right hand man Robert Machin keeping the troops in order.

On to the meat dodgers next week KTF ⚫️⚪️ trust the process.

Port Vale (0) v (0) Carlisle United - 17th August 2021, FL2

Port Vale (0) v (0) Carlisle United - 17th August 2021, FL2

Decent half of football with both sides going for it but Vale had by far the better opportunities in particular a slide rule pass from Brad Walker set Worrall free but he hesitated and the chance was gone.

Worrall then delivered a sublime cross but nobody was there as it flashed across the area. Next up Nathan smith acrobatically hit the bar. Inbetween Carlisle had a few efforts but never really troubled Covalon.

Legge again excelling and dominant in the air. Late on a shot was cleared off the line by Carlisle.

Second half was very scrappy from both sides even the referee lost the plot and was being hood winked by some poor play acting and time wasting. Worrall was always a threat though and Devante Rodney should have done better as he danced through Carlisle’s defence but he never pulled the trigger when well placed.

It was down to Amoo who had replaced  Benning who cut in from the left and unleashed a thunderbastard of a shot from 20 yards which was fumbled by the keeper on to the post.

That was about as good as it got Another hugely frustrating night in which we created plenty but again no one applied the finishing touch.

Decent attendance as well at nearly 5,000 and I’m hoping some of the boos at the end were those of frustration , as the performance didn’t warrant a chorus of boos sponsors MOM was Devante Rodney but I’m going for David Worrall who again was excellent  ⚫️⚪️. See you all at Stevenage KTF

Port Vale (0) v (0) Tranmere Rovers - 14th August 2021, FL2

Port Vale (0) v (0) Tranmere Rovers - 17th August 2021, FL2

Absolutely cracking atmosphere. Two clubs tipped to be there or there abouts, but both clubs lacking that final third killer blow. If you didn’t go you missed a great game, two teams going toe to toe.

Vale by far the better team for most of the game. Wilson was superb first half, he just needs a tap in and I think we will be away. Rodney also at a different level too, pace, power but just not turned into goals. Tranmere relied on the big lad up front and between smith and legge they stopped him and limited Rovers to very little.

My only qualm was everything vale hit was straight at their keeper. Great crowd too, swelled by rovers following.

All in all a great game end to end.

I’m going for 2 MOM legge and smith both did the horrible side of the game to perfection. Stick with the valiants It’s coming. My opinions only. See you Tuesday. KTF ⚫️⚪️

Port Vale (1) v (2) Sunderland - 10th August 2021, 1st Round Carabao Cup

Port Vale (1) v (2) Sunderland - 10th August 2021, 1st Round Carabao Cup

Another game in the league cup another exit in the 1st round, however we went down fighting and that’ll do for me against a “tidy “ Sunderland side.

A very even game in the first half hour in which vale worked a couple of half chances which fell to Wilson, one over the bar and a drilled effort which went for a throw.

However the Mackems broke and Walker got the wrong side of his man and a cool finish across Stone for a one nil lead.

Near half time a raking ball from jones to Worrall found the winger who knocked it past his defender who clearly handled it but not seen by the ref and the keeper saved comfortably.

Second half and Sunderland came out quick and a slide rule pass to put in there forward from midfield was superbly sniffed out by Aiden Stone, or so we thought To the disbelief of most players the ref gave a spot kick. O’Brien cooly slotted home.

Game over I thought but the last 20/25 mins Vale battered Sunderland From 3/5/2 we went to 4/4/2 with Lewis Cass and David amoo coming on it was one way traffic. Worrall suddenly given licence to forget his defensive duties and the excellent cass tearing up the right side and it was Worrall (I think) who got behind the right back and fired over a cross which bounced awkwardly to Procter who pirouetted on goal line and tucked home.

David amoo also outstanding from the minute he came was tearing up the left. Some of the play was superb and only a fingertip save from a Procter header kept rampant vale at bay.

All in all a decent display but Clarke will be given food for thought with that last 25 mins or so for Saturday. Pett was sponsors man of the match but I’m going for David Worrall who gave Sunderland a nightmare in the second half after vale went 4/4/2.

Great to see Eden Bailey get some minutes to. You may wonder why I haven’t mentioned the officials , needless to say they were astonishingly poor but I’d payed to watch the football, not them . On we go to Saturday. Players that came on will definitely give Clarke a headache as to which personal he picks. UTV. KTF ⚫️⚪️

Northampton Town (1) v (0) Port Vale (1) - 7th August 2021, FL2

Northampton Town (1) vs (0) Port Vale - 7th August 2021 - FL2

And breathe . Unfortunately, the record goes but we really shot ourselves in the foot Vale started really well and dominated the opening 20 mins with neat and tidy football and Rodney getting in good areas but really failing to capitalise on our good play

Then all of a sudden we are one down and I know DC will be furious at the defending in which smith was mauled but the ball fell 7 yards out for the easiest of tap ins No side created a real clear cut opportunity until Rodney turned his marker and flashed the ball across the area for already a contender for miss of the season by James Wilson.

Second half was a tedious watch after Covalon was red-carded for a real clumsy trip after failing to look like Edison (Man City) and losing control of the ball. Vale worked hard with ten and limited Town to few chances although Aiden Stone pulled off a terrific save high to his left.

We threatened a few times and it seemed it was who could hack Rodney down the most as his pace was causing problems. Don’t be too disappointed Vales fitness was superb and they never stopped. I’m expecting Covalon to cut a lonely figure on the trip back He will be massively disappointed with his performance but we move on to our favourite competition Tuesday (not) against Sunderland which will throw up another test.

I’m going Devante Rodney MOM Never stopped trying and his pace caused problems all afternoon. A fantastic following of over 1100. Just wasn’t our day.

KTF ⚫️⚪️