FA Cup R3 (Port Vale (A)) - Sat 8th Jan 3pm (Extra Time Then Pens)

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Got my tickets yesterday, looks like we've nearly sold the first allocation.
Should be plenty who take up the offer of Pay on the Day.
Get on board, the start of 3 great away games!!
 

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Still not received my ticket... fingers crossed. Do we know for certain if we can pay on the day?
 

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Still not received my ticket... fingers crossed. Do we know for certain if we can pay on the day?
Speak to the club and they can sort out a reprint to pick up there
 

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We've been taking 3,000 to all our away games.
I've looked at your Forum, the comments are amusing.
Some Vale fans compare us to to you, just because we were sh!t for 50 years,
we still have the biggest catchment area in London, our away support is big
compared to our home attendances. If we had drawn any Prem Club in the cup when we were
in League 2, we would've sold out within hours, whether it was West Brom or Watford. We will have
a proper hardcore support on Saturday, we will be there!!
3000 to all away games? You brought 2000 to Stoke and took less than that to Brighton recently.

As for selling out when you were a l2 side you're living in could cuckoo land. You are a premiership side on merit but not an attractive proposition to many. If we had drawn a bigger premiership side we'd have sold out like we always did in the past and a sellout to us is 20,000 with a full away end.

Vale Season ticket holders have until today to reserve their seats and many of us have waited to make sure its on after a month of postonements.

I'm not comparing us to you now, but it isn't that long ago we outnumbered you at the LDV final and were better supported in the league. If you are coming up tomorrow enjoy your day.
 

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Well done.
1) Stoke was an early-round cup game
2) Brighton was 8pm on Boxing Day with no trains, planes or automobiles
3) it's "fewer" not "less"
And? The point is you don't take 3000 to all away games as quoted and you won't tomorrow if you still haven't sold your first allocation of 1000 tickets.

Fewer or less, both mean the same and both are correct English.
 

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And? The point is you don't take 3000 to all away games as quoted and you won't tomorrow if you still haven't sold your first allocation of 1000 tickets.

Fewer or less, both mean the same and both are correct English.
1. Congratulations that you've found the exception that proves the rule
2. It may mean the same to you, but we have higher standards in London. Hence why it's the capital city. Also here's the Cambridge English Dictionary with some help to educate yourself Less or fewer ?
 

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1. Congratulations that you've found the exception that proves the rule
2. It may mean the same to you, but we have higher standards in London. Hence why it's the capital city.
1. And you are proving why most northerners can't stand cocky cockneys.
2. It means the same to everybody me old cocksparrer. Higher standards treacle?
 

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3000 to all away games? You brought 2000 to Stoke and took less than that to Brighton recently.

As for selling out when you were a l2 side you're living in could cuckoo land. You are a premiership side on merit but not an attractive proposition to many. If we had drawn a bigger premiership side we'd have sold out like we always did in the past and a sellout to us is 20,000 with a full away end.

I'm not comparing us to you now, but it isn't that long ago we outnumbered you at the LDV final and were better supported in the league. If you are coming up tomorrow enjoy your day.
Brighton was at 8pm on Boxing Day with no trains running at a ground deliberately designed to be very difficult to get to other than by public transport. Half of Brighton’s own fans decided to stay at home and watch on telly. 2000 for a midweek cup game was a decent away turnout when Stoke themselves had shut one of their stands. But it’s true Vale isn’t the biggest draw just as we aren’t for you.
 

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Brighton was at 8pm on Boxing Day with no trains running at a ground deliberately designed to be very difficult to get to other than by public transport. Half of Brighton’s own fans decided to stay at home and watch on telly. 2000 for a midweek cup game was a decent away turnout when Stoke themselves had shut one of their stands. But it’s true Vale isn’t the biggest draw just as we aren’t for you.
I didn't say 2000 to Stoke was poor, it was a cracking turnout for a midweek game. I also understand the logistical problems for the Brighton game.

But the boast was you have taken 3000 everywhere when you clearly haven't.

I also fully understand we wont be attractive opposition for you when compared to who you are playing every week.

Enjoy your day if you are traveling up tomorrow.
 

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I didn't say 2000 to Stoke was poor, it was a cracking turnout for a midweek game. I also understand the logistical problems for the Brighton game.

But the boast was you have taken 3000 everywhere when you clearly haven't.

I also fully understand we wont be attractive opposition for you when compared to who you are playing every week.

Enjoy your day if you are traveling up tomorrow.
You can have Palace and Leeds too

We're just a lying bunch of chirpy cheeky Cockney mudlarks who luv the Queen Muvva
 

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Brighton was at 8pm on Boxing Day with no trains running at a ground deliberately designed to be very difficult to get to other than by public transport. Half of Brighton’s own fans decided to stay at home and watch on telly. 2000 for a midweek cup game was a decent away turnout when Stoke themselves had shut one of their stands. But it’s true Vale isn’t the biggest draw just as we aren’t for you.
we took 1444 to Stoke and even if we take 1000 tomorrow it will still be more than we have ever taken there in the League.

Lets not turn into Forest fans .

Keep it real Bees.
 

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we took 1444 to Stoke and even if we take 1000 tomorrow it will still be more than we have ever taken there in the League.

Lets not turn into Forest fans .

Keep it real Bees.
Truth - this is not a dick waving contest we are better than that
 

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we took 1444 to Stoke and even if we take 1000 tomorrow it will still be more than we have ever taken there in the League.

Lets not turn into Forest fans .

Keep it real Bees.
We'll be taking 1,500*

*some may be TAP buyers only as £16 for 50 TAPs is...value.
 

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we took 1444 to Stoke and even if we take 1000 tomorrow it will still be more than we have ever taken there in the League.

Lets not turn into Forest fans .

Keep it real Bees.
The reality is that we have quite a large number of fans who have moved away from the area, due to the high cost of living around London and also because of the lack of any success/ambition for 60 odd years. So they become less regular, but still support the club. This is why we tend to get good numbers for big games.
 
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Surprised to see Steve Mildenhall on the bench for Swindon and even more surprised he’s only 43 as it seems forever ago that he played against us and was quite a senior player then. Also subject of one of the best impromptu Bees chants -“You’re just an airbase in Suffolk”.
 

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Remember going to Vale a couple of times in the early 2000's, both 1-0 defeats and Stuart Nelson making an absolute clanger (big surprise, right?) in one of them.

Also remember a travesty of a penalty being given to PV when one of their forwards smashed the ball at our defenders arm from half a yard away, think it was live on Sky.

Which makes me nervous about this afternoon....
 
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Remember going to Vale a couple of times in the early 2000's, both 1-0 defeats and Stuart Nelson making an absolute clanger (big surprise, right?) in one of them.

Also remember a travesty of a penalty being given to PV when one of their forwards smashed the ball at our defenders arm from half a yard away, think it was live on Sky.

Which makes me nervous about this afternoon....
That was Glenn Poole at Notts County I think.
 

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First time in Stoke - any good pub recommendations? What's the best way to get to the ground from the station?
 

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Remember going to Vale a couple of times in the early 2000's, both 1-0 defeats and Stuart Nelson making an absolute clanger (big surprise, right?) in one of them.

Also remember a travesty of a penalty being given to PV when one of their forwards smashed the ball at our defenders arm from half a yard away, think it was live on Sky.

Which makes me nervous about this afternoon....
The game I think you refer to re Stuart Nelson howler was also on TV I think.
I recall so many Port Vale defeats in the 80s and 90s. The year they got promoted from the 3rd tier they played us off the park at GP in the early days of Dave Webb. The awful John Cornwall made his debut that day along with another ex Southend player - someone correct me or confirm but it might have been Steve Tillson
 

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On my front porch with a Latte waiting on Taxi, his boy Ollie and Emmerdales favourite son Mark Burridge
to turn up for a jolly boys outing to Port Vale.

Full English at Warwick Services around 10.30ish

Whats not to love.
Well jeal
 

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1. And you are proving why most northerners can't stand cocky cockneys.
2. It means the same to everybody me old cocksparrer. Higher standards treacle?
🥱

Lean your London geography Stokie ;)
 

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…………yep………….on our way………….
On the coach now.
I think the last time I went like this was the LDV Final in Cardiff, against.......
Port Vale.
Oh sh*t, we lost that.
 

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First time in Stoke - any good pub recommendations? What's the best way to get to the ground from the station?
Either a taxi or get the number 25 bus from the station to Hanley 15 mins, then bus number 3 from stand J to Burslem 15 mins.
 

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Just getting to set off from Lincolnshire, cannot wait for this one! Love the FA Cup.

Looking forward to getting there and trying out some local oatcakes and seeing fellow Bees! You Reds
 

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Not gonna be there unfortunately. Would’ve loved it. Surprised it’s not televised.

Normally the BBC loves to showcase an elite premiership side against a lowly underdog 😂
 
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