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28 February 2014

A fan's view of things Port Vale

The amount of expectation has gone totally crazy in football these days. Look at Fulham at the bottom of the Premier League, sack one manager and then sack another a few weeks later because they aren’t instantly winning!

The average term for a manager in the Football League is now less than two years.

after all) there are rumblings amongst some fans about whether wholesale changes should be made.thIn a way it has crept into Vale world. A few weeks ago we were near a play-off place and the fanfare was for Micky Adams to be given a new contract and all his players be signed up. Now that we have slipped a bit (we are still 10

it is doom, gloom and woe in some quarters - utterly ridiculous!th and have fallen to 10th Burslem would be bouncing, but because we had the temerity to be 7th for the first half of the season and then risen to 10thIf we had been 16

I have never thought that we are good enough for the play-offs this season, and I dare say hand on heart the vast majority of fans think likewise and would be pleased just to stay up. Because we have done better than expected so far, the expectation (there’s that word again) amongst some fans is that we should make the play-offs.

If we finish in the top half it will be a damn good season. There are bound to be highs and lows along the way, but our highest placing for ten years isn’t something to moan too much about.

 

Phil Sherwin


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