Not one of those players could get in a Sunday team..... Couldn't pick one out who was any good.
Here we go let's have a moan for moaning's sake but unfortunately,for you, you have revealed how you lack knowledge about the system. It is extremely unlikely that more than one or two of lSt night's team will make it into the first team on a regular basis. This is the U21s squad not a reserve team, losing to Vale wasn't a disgrace or an embarrassment it was literally boys versus men, so get over it.
Are some posters forgetting that the vale team has years of experience between them? Players like pope are decent low level players that have been around the block. They were just too clever, too seasoned and at this moment too good. The young lads showed glimpses of decent football. The major let down was the goalkeeper, absolutely appalling. But the others will gain valuable experience from that.
It should at least give the "lets give youth a chance, they can't be any worse" crowd a wake up call. Vale are no great shakes - but experience means a lot at the professional level. Put an inexperienced team out in the Championship and the outcome would be horrible.