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We Can't Even Score Against Grimsby

For the third consecutive home game we have failed to score. Today it was against Non-league Grimsby in the FA Cup. If we can suspend reality for a moment let's consider the positives; we kept a clean sheet and we are still in the Cup... Port Vale 0-0 Grimsby Town Despite a late rally this was as dismal as anything we've seen this season. We failed to produce a shot on target during the first ....

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Reality Bites For Vale

After the near hysteria that followed our 3-0 cake walk over a desperately poor Northampton Town - Fans and the Club alike seemingly feeling that we had become a Barcelona-esque force to be reckoned with - we were given a huge reality check yesterday with this clinical thumping from Morecambe. Port Vale 0-4 Morecambe This was painful viewing. Morecambe tore us apart with relative ....

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Vale Shine Under The Lights

It was all to easy last night for Vale as they cruised to victory against a Northampton team shorn of their pie master extrordinaire Akinfenwa, and seemingly shorn of any appetite to compete in a game of football. Vale won 3-0 without ever having to move out of first gear. Thats how feeble our visitors were. Port Vale 3-0 Northampton Town Vale lined up with Tomlinson in goal, Kozluk and ....

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Rico Rues Red

It's never straight forward with The Vale, is it? Club Captain Marc Richards managed to get himself sent off five minutes into the 2nd half of our 2-0 victory at Plymouth Argyle after a penalty area grappling match. Rico seems to have spent all night tweeting his innocence, but ultimately if you get involved then you are forcing the ref to make a decision. Plymouth Argyle 0-2 Port ....

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Garish Pink, Vale Socks And The Art Of Defending

What has gone wrong? How has a defensive unit, celebrated this time last year for its masterful dominance over our opponents, become so vulnerable, so disorganised? The 'Iron Curtain II' is now a wide open door, devoid of leadership and responsibility, breached at will. The alarming slide of our defensive prowess was there for all to see in the first six minutes at Vale Park yesterday, our ....

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Rigg Sparkles In Demolition Of Stanley

Sean Rigg grabbed himself another brace as Vale took Accrington Stanley to task at Vale Park this afternoon. Port Vale 4-1 Accrington Stanley At times today, when we kept the ball on the floor, we were fantastic. Mesmeric. Barcelona-esque. Seriously we were that good - particularly in the opening 45 minutes when we ripped Accrington apart in taking a 4-0 lead into the break. The ....

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Burton 1 -1 Port Vale

Doug Loft scored his second of the season to secure a point for Vale at The Pirelli Stadium tonight. Do we consider this a  point earned or two points dropped? Certainly we had the chances to win, Striker Tom Pope guilty of wasting some gilt-edged chances, but if we are going to concede sloppy goals, as we did tonight - and as we did against Crawley and Huddersfield - then we will ....

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Valiants Sting The Bees

Vale came away from Underhill today with a fantastic 3-1 victory, a Man-Of-The-Match performance - and wonderful opening goal - from Sean Rigg, and a clear demonstration of the tactical nouse of Micky Adams. A good, good day on the pitch. Barnet 1-3 Port Vale Manager Micky Adams changed the formation for todays game, reverting to the 3-5-2 (or 5-3-2 if thats how you want to view it) 'wing back' ....

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No Heroics From Vale

Vale couldn't reproduce the Carling Cup heroics that we have seen in recent seasons - Sheff Wed, Sheff Utd, QPR - and were comfortably beaten 4-2 by Huddersfield Town in the 1st round tonight at Vale Park watched by a crowd of just over 3,000. Vale lined up with Chris Martin in goal, Yates, Boom Boom, Collins and Mike Green in defence, Ryan Burge made his debut in midfield alongside Loft, ....

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Dodds Proves A Point

Super Louis Dodds provided a fitting climax to yesterdays encounter with nouveau rich Division 4 new boys Crawley Town with an equaliser deep into stoppage time. And it was nothing less than we deserved. In truth we weren't great for much of the game, but when we did play 'proper' football - quick passes to feet, plenty of movement, all orchestrated by the magnificent Doug Loft - we caused ....

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Port Vale 1-3 Macclesfield

The Valiants crashed out of the FA Cup after being beaten 3-1 by Macclesfield. Francis Green opened the scoring after nine minutes when he wacked the ball in from Martin Gritton’s header. Louis Dodds got the Valiants back into it with a seventy-one minute equaliser following Danny Glover’s cross. Unfortunately Luke Prosser made the wrong decision and tried a backpass which did not ....

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Port Vale 0-0 Barnet

A nil nil bore draw was all the Valiants could manage in their midweek match against Barnet. An uneventful first half, where only the B’s John O’Flynn got anywhere near the goal with a slightly high effort and Vale’s Marc Richards forced a save from Rob Beckwith. Barnet started better in the second half but neither keeper was really tested and Lee Collins headed over the bar as ....

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Wycombe 4-2 Port Vale

Vale gave top of the table Wycombe a really good game but suffered a 4-2 defeat to the Chairboys this weekend. Both teams conceded, and scored, penalties in a real battle of a game that began and ended with goals from Wycombe's Matt Harrold. Harrold converted a penalty after twenty-three minutes when Angelo Balanta was brought down in the area and Chris Zebroski made it two on the stroke of half ....

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Port Vale 0-3 Brentford

The Valiants lost a man and all three points as the Bees swarmed Vale Park this weekend.Ross Davidson was sent off for a dangerous challenge on Karleigh Osbourne on thirty-seven minutes and it signalled Vale's downfall.Osbourne scored to add insult to injury on the stroke of half time, banging in Glenn Poole's corner.The Valiants battled to regain a surer footing in the game in response to jeers ....

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Port Vale 2-1 Morecambe

Port Vale ran out 2-1 winners against Morecambe at home at the weekend to pull themselves away from danger and closer to the top seven. All three goals came in the final ten minutes of a match that looked set to end in a goalless stalemate. Luke Rodgers got the opener on 80 minutes slotting the ball home after a mistake in the Morecambe defence. The visistors were level a minute later when Jim ....

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Chester 1-2 Port Vale

Port Vale continued their good form and fortune after their shock win over Shrewsbury with a narrow victory over Chester.Marc Richards put the visitors ahead on just eleven minutes after a nice pass from Ross Davidson found the striker in space.Chester tried to equalise and were unlucky not to do so when Ryan Lowe's effort struck the post but Simon Richman made sure of the victory with a ....

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Shrewsbury 1-2 Port Vale

The Valiants brought Shrewsbury Town crashing down to earth with a 2-1 home defeat. The Shrews were full of confidence going into the match after their mid-week 7-0 demolition of fellow promotion contenders Wycombe Wanderers. But the visitors took the lead after 19 minutes through a Louis Dodds goal and it seemed like it would be enough for Vale until Michael Symes 89th minute equalisier. Paul ....

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Gillingham 1-0 Port Vale

Gillingham were gifted a home win over Port Vale through a John McCombe own goal.Gillingham's John Nutter sent his free-kick sailing into the Vale box wherein an indecisive McCombe headed into his own net in the thirty fourth minute.The Gills tried to capitalise on their unexpected advantage but Simeon Jackson put one shot over the bar shortly after the interval and struck the post with an last ....

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Port Vale 1-4 Macclesfield

Three late goals cost Port Vale a win and cost manager Lee Sinnott his job as they were beaten 4-1 by Macclesfield at home. A fifteen minute spell in which Macclesfield bamboozled the Valiant’s defence and scored three goals put the final nails in Sinnott’s coffin as disgusted fans chanted against him. Macclesfield had taken the lead in the 36th minute via Terry Dunfield’s ....

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Darlington 2-1 Port Vale

Port Vale came close to beating Darlington on their home turf but the north east club came from behind to snatch the winner. The Valiants broke the deadlock after twenty seven minutes, when Luke Rodgers curled a free-kick into the corner of the net.Less than ten minutes later however the Quakers equalised through a free-kick of their own, franz Burgmeier did the honours, scoring from a tight ....

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Dagenham 1-1 Port Vale

Ten-man Port Vale managed to battle there way to a 1-1 draw away to Dagenham & Redbridge. Paul Benson gave the Daggers the lead in the fifth minute when he struck from close range. Just two minutes later Marc Richards made it all square when he tucked away Simon Richman's cross. Dagenham came close to winning the match on two occasions through Benson when he saw his shot hit the bar before ....

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Vale Of Misery

Accrington Stanley showed who they are being beating Port Vale 2-0 this weekend.Vale went behind after just three minutes, through an Ian Craney curling free-kick, and lost their grip on the game.The Valiants tried to get them themselves back in to the game but Louis Dodds and Marc Richards both missed the target.Accrington sealed the win on 89 minutes with a chip from Mullin.Port Vale: Anyon, ....

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Sheffield United 3-1 Port Vale

The Blades came through their Carling Cup tie comfortably beating Port Vale 3-1 last night.Lee Hendrie reminded everyone who he was and how good he can be, by finishing cooly on 41 minutes.Vale fought valiantly and equalised ten minutes after the break, through Luke Rodger's industry.But Vale lacked the killer instinct, prefering to try to defend and keep posession, a plan which unfortunately did ....

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Sinnott: 'we're Going All Out'

Lee Sinnott pledged his side will go all out in their final four games after their 3-2 win away at promotion-chasing Brighton. Two first-half goals from Marc Richards and a magnificent late strike by Danny Whitaker gave struggling Vale their third successive win for the first time this season and Sinnott is determined his team will battle to the last. The victory takes them off the bottom of League One for the first time since Christmas Day and Sinnott said: "We created excellent ....

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Vale Claim Rare Victory

David Howland scored with the last kick of the game to give bottom side Port Vale a rare victory as they claimed a 2-1 win over Leyton Orient. Adam Boyd's 26th-minute penalty had given the visitors the lead but Marc Richards (75) equalised and Howland stole the points in the third minute of injury time. Discuss the Port Vale match in our forum. It's quick and easy to register ....

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