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Right, for those who havn't seen my newcomer thread, Im a Vale fan.


I have had a look round the forums for a thread on this, but it would seem that you lot are not as excited about this as me :)


Port Vale - Coca-cola league 1. Finished mid-table this season. We play at Vale Park, which has a 20,000 capacity. Our most famous fans are Robbie Williams, and Phil Taylor.

The last time we meet was in the FA Cup, And man utd were lambasted for fielding a 'weakend' side out against the vale. If i recall the stats correctly, it was Beckhams Man Utd Debut, as was it Paul Scholes' and Gary Neville made his second start for you.

It is only a pre season friendly, but we havn't had a big team down vale since we had liverpool a few years ago.


Just coming on here to say, try and make it down, it isn't a great distance manchester > stoke on trent.
Ticket prices are £10 adults, £5 concessions, so we are expecting a big crowd, which may possibly turn out to be the biggest crowd that we will have all season. Tragic - I know.


Anyway, What sort of team d'you reckon man utd will bring. I know it wont be many of the stars, but i would love to see a few of em.
 

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Listen its Port Vale not Corinthians or Boca Jrns or Barcelona ect! Port Vale, that team that Robbie Williams is a fan of, that team that in comparison to Inter Milan who we play at a later date look like scrap metal. No offence, but come on, we had bigger fish to fry and boy we've fried before! A certain AS Roma!
 

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they will probs play like nani, hargreaves, anderson, kuszak, tevez, eagles yeh u get the drift, i like port vale i play with them in fifa sometimes coz i saw them play tottenham in the carling last year
 

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i reckon there will be 5 or 6 well known players - including the new signings playing.

Hope its a good game for you Don!
 

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Anderson's God said:
Listen its Port Vale not Corinthians or Boca Jrns or Barcelona ect! Port Vale, that team that Robbie Williams is a fan of, that team that in comparison to Inter Milan who we play at a later date look like scrap metal. No offence, but come on, we had bigger fish to fry and boy we've fried before! A certain AS Roma!
Show some respect mate, he hardly came here to give it the big 'un eh?

Anyway Don, the game is 2 days after the Asia tour so those who've missed all of that or some games could appear.

Those include Owen Hargreaves, Nani, possibly Anderson, Rossi, Pique etc.

There should be at least 3 or 4 first teamers, maybe more.
 

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How come everyone was expecting the new signings to play and some first teamers when they are all in China gettin ready for Fridays game ?

I would have been mighty impressed if Nani had flown back from China and played against Port Vale then flew all the way back again !!!

And Dom - nice of you to come here and say hi - we all welcome people from other teams if they want to be nice and chat with us.

And you won too !!!!

Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr !!!!
 

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Does anyone have a link to the match report for the Port Vale game?

I can't even find it on manutd.com!
 

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mufc-l8on said:
i think it will be: manutd 4-1 port vale
goalscorers:
nani, rooney (2), eagles!
c'mon you redss!

The match was last night - we lost 3-2. That's why I'm asking for the match report...
 

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VALE v MAN UTD
Posted on: Wed 25 Jul 2007

A bumper crowd saw Vale take on a young Manchester United outfit at ValePark in the first of three pre-season games to be played at home before the big kick off.


All five goals were scored within the first half hour of the game, but the visitors played some neat stuff at times, with Gueseppi Rossi in particular catching the eye.


The kick off was delayed for ten minutes due to crowd congestion outside, but it was worth the wait as the home side stormed into a 3-0 lead in the opening 16 minutes.


Former United trainee Danny Whitaker struck in the 2nd minute, lifting the ball over Ron-Robert Zieler in the United goal in style from 20 yards.


The in-form Luke Rodgers hit an unstoppable shot inside the 'keeper's right hand post to double the advantage after 14 minutes and the visitors almost hit back immediately.


Joe Anyon made a terrific save at the feet of the impressive Frazier Campbell, before Miles cleared the loose ball and Vale went straight on the attack.


There may have been no sign of Cristiano Ronaldo at ValePark, but the step-over was there in the shape of Shane Tudor, who advanced on the United goal showing all the tricks before firing past Zieler for Vale's third goal.


Rossi showed his class when he ran at the Vale defence and slotted the ball into the corner of the net to make the scoreline more respectable from the visitors' point of view on 20 minutes.


Then the same player clipped the ball through intelligently to send Campbell clear and the striker took on the ball before calmly firing past Anyon.


Martin Foyle made several changes during the second half, with trialists Gareth Evans, Marco Adaggio and Callum Willock all making an appearance.



Port Vale: Joe Anyon, Justin Miller, Mark McGregor, George Pilkington, Colin Miles, Danny Whitaker, Paul Harsley, Shane Tudor, Paul Edwards, Akpo Sodje, Luke Rodgers. Subs: Chris Martin, Jason Talbot, Robin Hulbert, Keith Lowe, Joe Cardle, Charlie O'Loughlin, Marco Adaggio, Callum Willock, Gareth Evans.


Manchester United: Ron-Robert Zieler, Richard Eckersley, Adam Eckersley, Michael Lea, Ryan Shawcross, Richard Jones, Kieran Lee, Sam Hewson, Frazier Campbell, Guiseppi Rossi, Michael Barnes. Subs: Gary Woods, Jimmy Derbyshire, Oli Norwood, Danny Srinkwater, Corry Evans, Sean Evans, JamesChester, Craig Cathcart.

Attendance: 7, 103 including 1, 364 visitors

http://www.port-vale.premiumtv.co.uk/page/NewsDetail/0,,10381~1079035,00.html
 

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Thanks United Red - much appreciated.

Sounds like an exciting first 20 minutes for the crowd! Great to hear that Rossi played well - I'm hoping he can make an impact on the 1st team this season.

There's a lot of good young players in that United reserves team. Friendlies against league opposition will only help their development - especially playing away from home in front of a decent crowd.
 

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yeah thanks for that mate. been looking for a while. the game was basically a friendly for the reserves. and is it just me or are rossi and campbell a killer combination?

=)
 
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