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This thread might be worth creating now that the VoL manager has resigned.

MANAGER DEPARTURE After six years at the club, manager Chris Anderson has stepped down. We would like to thank him for his efforts and wish him well for the future.

 

All chat, insight etc.

 

I understand he couldn't get players in.  The ones he did get it weren't considered good enough.  Then players left, wanted to leave or refused to play.

 

Crazy money being spent which concerned some of the committee.  And he kept playing himself which didn't go down well.

 

Did he fall, or was he pushed?

 

 

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Always a shame when a manager has to move on after several years regardless of the reasons.

Can't help thinking there will be others moving on too as there are real challenges coming from below and teams will be desperate to avoid relegation plus those with promotional ambition keen to get up before the league gets stronger.

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In comparison to other LL teams would they have a budget that should enable them to be further up the league?

Crazy money bit is the interesting snippet. If true, the committee would definitely have a right to question whether it had been spent wisely.
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'Crazy money' is presumably relative - I would have assumed that VoL had the lowest, or near enough lowest budget in the league - combined with geographical difficulties in getting players made it nearly impossible for them to compete the last few seasons, but were still overspending based on the results and performances. 

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21 minutes ago, AlansHotBath said:

'Crazy money' is presumably relative - I would have assumed that VoL had the lowest, or near enough lowest budget in the league - combined with geographical difficulties in getting players made it nearly impossible for them to compete the last few seasons, but were still overspending based on the results and performances. 

Spot on with this. Crazy money vs lower end EOS team perhaps but not in LL terms.

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They only need to be better than Edinburgh Uni over 34 games if an HL club isn't promoted with an LL catchment Club 42 club relegated, so it isn't mission impossible for them. The problem they have is that this looks like a season where the top of the HL could be significantly stronger than the top of the LL. Have a sneaking suspicion that Club 42 is going to be Edinburgh City on the back of a squad revamp and stadium move gone wrong. Time will tell obviously.

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Another heavy defeat for Vale last night - 7-1 loss to East Kilbride.

Their Twitter account was fairly active until the manager and his brother departed, so it suggests one of them was responsible for the feed...perhaps they're refusing to share the account details and password?

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9 hours ago, fanfromafar said:

A real shame to see what was such a great club struggling. I think it is going to be an extremely long season ahead for the vale.

Them and a few others are out of  their depth in the Lowland league and until they change the one relegation spot these results will continue making level 5 of Scottish football a laughing stock

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1 hour ago, Slabs said:

Them and a few others are out of  their depth in the Lowland league and until they change the one relegation spot these results will continue making level 5 of Scottish football a laughing stock

To be fair, the pyramid has brought more than one league like that.

When VOL get relegated, I suspect they’ll have another relegation next season.

Hopefully some pressure is exerted to get at least two relegation places from lowland league from next season.

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