League Two Rovers v Exiles

Match result

  • Tranmere

    Votes: 6 75.0%
  • Draw

    Votes: 2 25.0%
  • Newport

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    8
  • Poll closed .

Boz

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Iain Hume
I make Port Vale 25 to our 22, not including youth/first year pros. If distributed evenly, that's an extra option in defence, midfield and attack.

In terms of budget, Rides was one of our better paid players if that leaked wages table was correct and his deal at Bradford was reportedly an improvement.. If the bulk of their first teamers are on similar wages they won't be on a similar budget. Threlkeld came from Salford, who don't pay peanuts, while the likes of Canavan, Cooke and Evans have pedigrees at a higher level and won't come have cheap.
 
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Jason Koumas / John Morrissey
I make Port Vale 25 to our 22, not including youth/first year pros. If distributed evenly, that's an extra option in defence, midfield and attack.

In terms of budget, Rides was one of our better paid players if that leaked wages table was correct and his deal at Bradford was reportedly an improvement.. If the bulk of their first teamers are on similar wages they won't be on a similar budget. Threlkeld came from Salford, who don't pay peanuts, while the likes of Canavan, Cooke and Evans have pedigrees at a higher level and won't come have cheap.
Several of our players did not come cheap and have pedigrees at a higher level, and I still don't see Bradford's squad as having as many obviously high wage players as Salford's or Mansfield's. Ridehalgh was our second choice left back, so we obviously were not going to match Bradford's offer - he is first choice for them.

I think Vale's quality is lower across the board than ours, and our budget is not fully spent yet.

I think the 'leaked' wages information is a load of flannel, but if it is accurate we are one of the three or four highest payers in the division, which corroborates my original point.
 
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