Port Vale v Exeter City. FA Cup first round. Matchday thread.

geoffwp

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Still can’t decide which I prefer, I think Jevani’s just about…

... but I don’t think GC quite shares the same gung-ho attitude of his predecessor.
Gung-ho? The manager you loved so much? Max I've seen smoke on a breezy day change direction less than your opinion at times.😲
 

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Still can’t decide which I prefer, I think Jevani’s just about…

I really hope GC can find room to keep playing him although I suspect he might well be benched in at least one of the next 2 against tough oppo (not what I’d do but just based on his approach so far). Obviously this was a cup game so we could go more attacking but I don’t think GC quite shares the same gung-ho attitude of his predecessor.
For all our lack of numbers at the back we now have a lot of players in form in midfield and up front so the new manager will have some tricky selections decisions to make.
 

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Just seen the footage of Darrell Clarke‘s 2 yards out of play comment
on Jay Stansfield setting up our first goal.
What is he talking about never out of play.
I think he's suggesting that Caprice's 50 yard ball curves out of play somewhere near the half way line before curving back in again.

He was also saying that Jay Stansfield was offside when Caprice struck the pass.

I think he's wrong on both counts.
 

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Just seen the footage of Darrell Clarke‘s 2 yards out of play comment
on Jay Stansfield setting up our first goal.
What is he talking about never out of play.
2 claims made by them

One that the ball went out of play.
If it did it would have been whilst airborne and then swinging back to bounce inwards on contact - hard to judge from the TV angle.
If certainly doesn't go out at ground level.

The second that it was offside.
They might have a point there but no definitive answer from the highlights as the camera pans.
Ironically, it's because the lino is looking up checking the flight of the ball that he isn't checking Stanno's position a few yards inside their half.

Still, Stanno had to slip 2 defenders and then take the third out of the equation when setting up Jevani.
 
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