Port Vale: Fans' views
WHERE has the free-flowing football gone? Where has the side who teams struggled to defend against gone?
It seems that last week's loss at Sheffield United took more out of the players than it should have.
They didn't seen seemed interested against Chesterfield, there was a lack of ideas and we were generally poor, playing hopeful punts and flick-ons, with a lack of a Plan B.
Do we look like promotion contenders? Not on this showing.
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Micky Adams's substitutions were baffling to say the least. Why swap around three or four positions when the straight swaps of Williamson for the ineffective Andrew and Shuker for James would have been enough? And why wasn't Morsy even on the bench?
Credit where it's due to Chesterfield. They did their homework and got a confident (if pretty straight forward) victory, but we need to take a long, hard look at ourselves as that was not good enough.
ANDREW BLAKEMORE, Baddeley Green
WHAT do we do when the wingers aren't producing the goods?
That has been the case recently and Micky Adams has to find the answer.
This was a victory for past Vale against present Vale with the likes of Togwell, O'Shea, Whitaker and, of course, Richards back at Vale Park.
Richards may not have scored, but he had a huge influence.
Going out of two cup competitions in four days seemed to be seen as a blessing by the management, but losing can become a habit.
Let's hope we shake this one off quickly.
ROB RHEAD, May Bank
IT was a very poor performance from start to finish, with Tom Pope having one of our very few chances on goal.
We couldn't pass the ball or keep possession and the players just didn't seem to work hard enough.
The wingers were poor again and our midfield was over-run by a very good, fast-paced side.
Chesterfield moved the ball around quickly and with precision – just what Vale should be doing.
But with a performance like that, we'll be lucky to make the play-offs, let alone win promotion.
KEV WALSHAW, Cobridge