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PRE-MATCH CHAT - EXETER

5 October 2012

A look ahead to Saturday's game at St. James Park

Vale travel down to Devon early this afternoon ahead of their latest ‘top of the table’ clash, this time against third placed Exeter City and they can expect a taste of Brazil at St. James Park.

There will be no sign ofEdison Arantes do Nascimento, orPelé, as he is better known, nor will the Vale players meet any other of Brazil’s World Cup winning stars.

Exeter have decided that they will hold a theme day for the match on Saturday, the theme being Brazil and the PA will blast out Brazilian music to get everybody in the mood.

Fans are encouraged to wear their Braziliancoloursas photos taken on matchday will be sent back to Brazil and pupils of the Devon Brazilian Soccer School will be doing a skills demonstration on the pitch before the game.

Micky and the boys will be hoping the link with the South American country ends there. They will have enough problems coping with the prolific Jamie Cureton.

Like our own Tom Pope, Cureton has netted nine goals for the Grecians so far this season and is certainly ‘one to watch’.

An experienced and much-travelled striker, Cureton still has plenty to offer and Vale will need to keep him quiet in the box if they are to come away with a positive result.

With four away wins on the bounce, Vale will go into the game believing they can win the game and that is certainly boss Micky Adams’ aim.

He is under no illusions, however, and realises his players will need to learn lessons from Tuesday’s disappointing draw against Dagenham & Redbridge.

Exeter bounced back from back to back defeats with a 2-1 away win at Barnet – no prizes for guessing the scorer of the two goals, but just in case you are unaware, it was Cureton.

Paul Tisdale’s men are certainly not invincible on home soil, having already been beaten twice at St. James Park this season.

Morecambe took maximum points on the opening day of the League Two season and more recently, Bristol Rovers recording a 2-1 win.

Hopefully Vale will be able to continue their away form of late and replicate the experiences against the likes of Fleetwood and Bradford City.


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