Penalty king Coulson is setting example at York City

Michael Coulson is mobbed by his team-mates after netting the winner from the penalty spot at Oxford

Michael Coulson is mobbed by his team-mates after netting the winner from the penalty spot at Oxford

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MICHAEL Coulson received the plaudits from York City boss Nigel Worthington after his second penalty in as many games secured a 1-0 win at play-off rivals Oxford.

The Minstermen moved back into Sky Bet League Two’s top-seven places with three games left to play after Coulson converted from the spot on 47 minutes.

His sixth goal of the campaign meant Worthington’s side jumped two points above eighth-placed Oxford, who now travel to a Scunthorpe team needing a win to clinch promotion on Easter Monday while City host Bury.

Coulson had only taken one penalty prior to assuming the responsibility in last weekend’s 1-1 draw at Accrington.

His only previous effort saw him hit the bar in a Capital One Cup shoot-out defeat on his Minstermen debut at Doncaster back in 2012.

But, without his nerve from 12 yards during the last two games, City would now be three points worse off and Worthington praised the ex-Scarborough and Barnsley attacker for taking on spot-kicking duties with Wes Fletcher sidelined and Ryan Jarvis and Ryan Bowman both out of the side at the moment.

The City chief said: “It is credit to him that he has stepped up in the absence of others and slotted the penalties away because that takes character. I never identify penalty takers because it’s a very personal thing.

“I don’t think it’s fair to nominate people when they might not be comfortable doing it. For me, it is up to whoever is on the pitch and is feeling confident to take them.

“We have only missed the one at Mansfield this season, so we have done well in that respect but the other important thing Michael is doing is giving the team fantastic energy and setting a real example of how to work hard for the team.”

City won the penalty when former Premier League striker Dave Kitson was adjudged to have handled the ball deliberately after Russell Penn helped on a Will Hayhurst corner to the near post.

Referee Oliver Langford did not see the infringement but his assistant Jake Hillier signalled the offence and a relieved Worthington said: “It amazed me that the referee didn’t give it because he was stood right next to it and I thought it was handball from 50 yards away but, thankfully, the linesman flagged it.

“The incident itself showed the importance of getting the ball in the box and keeping it in there too.”

Worthington was also impressed with the manner in which his side protected their one-goal lead, having conceded a stoppage-time equaliser against Accrington Stanley six days earlier.

He added: “It was a big game that was hard fought and it’s a terrific win at the business end of the season. Oxford are a good side and they started off very brightly but we withstood that early pressure.

“It is the time of the season when nobody wants to give anything away and, when things are tight, you have to do your jobs until the game gets stretched and then you have to take your chances. There were chances to add to our lead but the important thing again was to keep a clean sheet and we did that.

“They had a go at the end, as you have to do in that situation. But, hopefully, we learned our lesson from last week and managed the game a bit better by doing the right things and slowing play down.”

A total of 781 City supporters made the bank holiday trip to the Kassam Stadium with a grateful Worthington enthusing: “Our fans travelled all the way down on Good Friday, which is not an easy journey to make and we were glad to send them away with smiles on their faces.”

The Minstermen now stand just four-and-a-half hours of football away from claiming a play-off place but, for now, Worthington is focusing simply on producing a better display on Monday than his team’s first-half showing during a 2-1 defeat at Bury back in December.

“With three games to play, we have just got to keep things ticking over because there’s plenty still to play for,” he reasoned. “Bury are first up and the game at their place was one of the few I have bad memories from for the first 45 minutes so I am looking forward to it.”

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9:24pm Fri 18 Apr 14

bill bailey says...

JUST been reading Oxford's report of the game. they were fair in defeat. I do wish we had a goal scorer Penalties welcome as they are, and they are getting us to where we are it feels we are riding our luck, Other clubs now are getting to read our weaknesses no goal scorers up front, putting a player like Puri on for 6 minutes when if starting a match would i'm sure create the goals we are lacking from open play. No one on here can disagree that we have a dismal record over the last ten games of scoring from open play. I would like to see us win every remaining game one nil from penalties and get promoted, but that's asking too much, but
well done veryone, what a great win and what support.
JUST been reading Oxford's report of the game. they were fair in defeat. I do wish we had a goal scorer Penalties welcome as they are, and they are getting us to where we are it feels we are riding our luck, Other clubs now are getting to read our weaknesses no goal scorers up front, putting a player like Puri on for 6 minutes when if starting a match would i'm sure create the goals we are lacking from open play. No one on here can disagree that we have a dismal record over the last ten games of scoring from open play. I would like to see us win every remaining game one nil from penalties and get promoted, but that's asking too much, but well done veryone, what a great win and what support. bill bailey
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9:43pm Fri 18 Apr 14

johnbyrneshair says...

The 6 mins we saw of Puri confirmed too lightweight for this division. Needed to hold onto ball for last few mins but failed to do so. May be a bit harsh but can see why NW doesn't play him.
The 6 mins we saw of Puri confirmed too lightweight for this division. Needed to hold onto ball for last few mins but failed to do so. May be a bit harsh but can see why NW doesn't play him. johnbyrneshair
  • Score: 2

9:56pm Fri 18 Apr 14

pip007 says...

johnbyrneshair wrote:
The 6 mins we saw of Puri confirmed too lightweight for this division. Needed to hold onto ball for last few mins but failed to do so. May be a bit harsh but can see why NW doesn't play him.
Wrong player to bring on in those circumstances. Not fair on the lad. To Bill's point, he's a creative flair player and should be given a starting role (or at least half a match) to see if we can't get a few more goals from open play.
[quote][p][bold]johnbyrneshair[/bold] wrote: The 6 mins we saw of Puri confirmed too lightweight for this division. Needed to hold onto ball for last few mins but failed to do so. May be a bit harsh but can see why NW doesn't play him.[/p][/quote]Wrong player to bring on in those circumstances. Not fair on the lad. To Bill's point, he's a creative flair player and should be given a starting role (or at least half a match) to see if we can't get a few more goals from open play. pip007
  • Score: 3

9:58pm Fri 18 Apr 14

OLD - HEAD says...

Yes credit to Michael Coulson for his penalties in our last two games. The only other time I had seen him take a penalty was at Doncaster, when he ballooned the ball high and almost out of the ground. It would be nice if we could score a few from open play against Bury.
Yes credit to Michael Coulson for his penalties in our last two games. The only other time I had seen him take a penalty was at Doncaster, when he ballooned the ball high and almost out of the ground. It would be nice if we could score a few from open play against Bury. OLD - HEAD
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10:18pm Fri 18 Apr 14

bill bailey says...

johnbyrneshair wrote:
The 6 mins we saw of Puri confirmed too lightweight for this division. Needed to hold onto ball for last few mins but failed to do so. May be a bit harsh but can see why NW doesn't play him.
IF Puri had scored or set one up in those 6 minutes YOU would be saying now why hadn't NW played him from the start. As saying he's lightweight - hes a balanced player he has a lower centre of gravity, How you can judge the lad on 6 minutes play is beyond me. There are plenty of lightweight talented players in the Premier league ,
[quote][p][bold]johnbyrneshair[/bold] wrote: The 6 mins we saw of Puri confirmed too lightweight for this division. Needed to hold onto ball for last few mins but failed to do so. May be a bit harsh but can see why NW doesn't play him.[/p][/quote]IF Puri had scored or set one up in those 6 minutes YOU would be saying now why hadn't NW played him from the start. As saying he's lightweight - hes a balanced player he has a lower centre of gravity, How you can judge the lad on 6 minutes play is beyond me. There are plenty of lightweight talented players in the Premier league , bill bailey
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11:18pm Fri 18 Apr 14

heartbreaker says...

Personally I would look to see Puri and Jarvis play on Monday ahead of Hayhurst / Brobbel and Andrew. People saying NW doesn't rate Puri... he didn't rate Coulson for the first half of the season and look at him now. Don't want to sound over critical after such a good away win but we do need some fresh ideas going forward.
Personally I would look to see Puri and Jarvis play on Monday ahead of Hayhurst / Brobbel and Andrew. People saying NW doesn't rate Puri... he didn't rate Coulson for the first half of the season and look at him now. Don't want to sound over critical after such a good away win but we do need some fresh ideas going forward. heartbreaker
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9:22am Sat 19 Apr 14

born&breed says...

Even the M1 being blocked from 5am in the morning didn't halt 781 great fans making the trip to Oxford - fantastic support for the manager and the team - well done.
Overall performance not outstanding - very workman like - ground out the win. Some good performances out there today - the back four was solid, midfield broke up play many times - glad he took off Reed - booked - the last thing we wanted was a sending off - Andrew worked hard, won a lot of balls played up to him. Constable and Kitson marshalled well Nice to see Puri - Hayhurst had taken a few knocks and his legs were going - previous comments a bit unfair - at one point with seconds to go when we were really under pressure at the back he played a ball deep into the left hand corner of the ground where Oxford had no one covering - relieved the pressure only for the ref to call time - great the points
Even the M1 being blocked from 5am in the morning didn't halt 781 great fans making the trip to Oxford - fantastic support for the manager and the team - well done. Overall performance not outstanding - very workman like - ground out the win. Some good performances out there today - the back four was solid, midfield broke up play many times - glad he took off Reed - booked - the last thing we wanted was a sending off - Andrew worked hard, won a lot of balls played up to him. Constable and Kitson marshalled well Nice to see Puri - Hayhurst had taken a few knocks and his legs were going - previous comments a bit unfair - at one point with seconds to go when we were really under pressure at the back he played a ball deep into the left hand corner of the ground where Oxford had no one covering - relieved the pressure only for the ref to call time - great the points born&breed
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1:31pm Sun 20 Apr 14

the-e-man says...

heartbreaker wrote:
Personally I would look to see Puri and Jarvis play on Monday ahead of Hayhurst / Brobbel and Andrew. People saying NW doesn't rate Puri... he didn't rate Coulson for the first half of the season and look at him now. Don't want to sound over critical after such a good away win but we do need some fresh ideas going forward.
Andrew is a real handful and helps relieve the pressure on the defence. I agree he should be chipping in with his fair share of goals but that is probably why he is only playing Division 2 football. He must look after himself and has kept himself fit as he has easily coped from not having any games under his belt to putting in a good 90 minute shift.
I cann't imagine NW would want to change what is in effect a winning team.
He knows his players and will play the ones he trusts to do the job he asks them to do.
[quote][p][bold]heartbreaker[/bold] wrote: Personally I would look to see Puri and Jarvis play on Monday ahead of Hayhurst / Brobbel and Andrew. People saying NW doesn't rate Puri... he didn't rate Coulson for the first half of the season and look at him now. Don't want to sound over critical after such a good away win but we do need some fresh ideas going forward.[/p][/quote]Andrew is a real handful and helps relieve the pressure on the defence. I agree he should be chipping in with his fair share of goals but that is probably why he is only playing Division 2 football. He must look after himself and has kept himself fit as he has easily coped from not having any games under his belt to putting in a good 90 minute shift. I cann't imagine NW would want to change what is in effect a winning team. He knows his players and will play the ones he trusts to do the job he asks them to do. the-e-man
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2:26pm Sun 20 Apr 14

bill bailey says...

As much as I would like to agree with everything you have written I cant. There is improvement needed , The last 14 games played produced 1 OG
5 Penalties and 11 from open play, and 3 Against., I accept one can juggle the
figures any way you like but they cant disguise the fact that 30% of our goals are from penalties if we hadn't had them we would be 17th in the table. Its just as well our defence has been tight giving little away . We need to add new ideas up front building from the mid-field and creating soring opportunities .we need the creative play of WF, I know I bang on about Puri but he is the one player that could fill the bill.
As much as I would like to agree with everything you have written I cant. There is improvement needed , The last 14 games played produced 1 OG 5 Penalties and 11 from open play, and 3 Against., I accept one can juggle the figures any way you like but they cant disguise the fact that 30% of our goals are from penalties if we hadn't had them we would be 17th in the table. Its just as well our defence has been tight giving little away . We need to add new ideas up front building from the mid-field and creating soring opportunities .we need the creative play of WF, I know I bang on about Puri but he is the one player that could fill the bill. bill bailey
  • Score: 4

3:04pm Sun 20 Apr 14

T.R.M1974 says...

bill bailey wrote:
As much as I would like to agree with everything you have written I cant. There is improvement needed , The last 14 games played produced 1 OG
5 Penalties and 11 from open play, and 3 Against., I accept one can juggle the
figures any way you like but they cant disguise the fact that 30% of our goals are from penalties if we hadn't had them we would be 17th in the table. Its just as well our defence has been tight giving little away . We need to add new ideas up front building from the mid-field and creating soring opportunities .we need the creative play of WF, I know I bang on about Puri but he is the one player that could fill the bill.
If Puri was any good NW would play him its as simple as that, Bill i know you bang on about him but its become a bit of an obsesion.
[quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: As much as I would like to agree with everything you have written I cant. There is improvement needed , The last 14 games played produced 1 OG 5 Penalties and 11 from open play, and 3 Against., I accept one can juggle the figures any way you like but they cant disguise the fact that 30% of our goals are from penalties if we hadn't had them we would be 17th in the table. Its just as well our defence has been tight giving little away . We need to add new ideas up front building from the mid-field and creating soring opportunities .we need the creative play of WF, I know I bang on about Puri but he is the one player that could fill the bill.[/p][/quote]If Puri was any good NW would play him its as simple as that, Bill i know you bang on about him but its become a bit of an obsesion. T.R.M1974
  • Score: 2

5:10pm Sun 20 Apr 14

bill bailey says...

T.R.M1974 wrote:
bill bailey wrote:
As much as I would like to agree with everything you have written I cant. There is improvement needed , The last 14 games played produced 1 OG
5 Penalties and 11 from open play, and 3 Against., I accept one can juggle the
figures any way you like but they cant disguise the fact that 30% of our goals are from penalties if we hadn't had them we would be 17th in the table. Its just as well our defence has been tight giving little away . We need to add new ideas up front building from the mid-field and creating soring opportunities .we need the creative play of WF, I know I bang on about Puri but he is the one player that could fill the bill.
If Puri was any good NW would play him its as simple as that, Bill i know you bang on about him but its become a bit of an obsesion.
Well there are others on here that would like to see him in the starting line up. I take you are happy with the glut of goals we are Not getting. Points yes, goals not from players that need to use some imagination and flair.
[quote][p][bold]T.R.M1974[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: As much as I would like to agree with everything you have written I cant. There is improvement needed , The last 14 games played produced 1 OG 5 Penalties and 11 from open play, and 3 Against., I accept one can juggle the figures any way you like but they cant disguise the fact that 30% of our goals are from penalties if we hadn't had them we would be 17th in the table. Its just as well our defence has been tight giving little away . We need to add new ideas up front building from the mid-field and creating soring opportunities .we need the creative play of WF, I know I bang on about Puri but he is the one player that could fill the bill.[/p][/quote]If Puri was any good NW would play him its as simple as that, Bill i know you bang on about him but its become a bit of an obsesion.[/p][/quote]Well there are others on here that would like to see him in the starting line up. I take you are happy with the glut of goals we are Not getting. Points yes, goals not from players that need to use some imagination and flair. bill bailey
  • Score: -2

6:10pm Sun 20 Apr 14

the-e-man says...

bill bailey wrote:
As much as I would like to agree with everything you have written I cant. There is improvement needed , The last 14 games played produced 1 OG
5 Penalties and 11 from open play, and 3 Against., I accept one can juggle the
figures any way you like but they cant disguise the fact that 30% of our goals are from penalties if we hadn't had them we would be 17th in the table. Its just as well our defence has been tight giving little away . We need to add new ideas up front building from the mid-field and creating soring opportunities .we need the creative play of WF, I know I bang on about Puri but he is the one player that could fill the bill.
I agree with what you say and I can see where you are coming from but NW can only put out the players he has got and I do not see he has any better. In any case NW sees them daily in training and knows them better than enyone else. He tried to go with the players he had until the new year and then he certainly made changes which have had an enormous impact as the match results testify. I reiterate that I cann't see NW changing a winning team. To do so would be dangerous and would certainly attract considerable critisism if, at this late and crucial stage of the season and having got so far, the results went against us.
I reiterate one of my previous postings, lets see how far we can go this season with what we have got. bearing in mind that our present position is considerably better than anyone could have envisaged. Then, in the close season sign a good creative midfielder, sign or replace our loan players and go for it. Of course another consideration will be the budget NW has to work to.
[quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: As much as I would like to agree with everything you have written I cant. There is improvement needed , The last 14 games played produced 1 OG 5 Penalties and 11 from open play, and 3 Against., I accept one can juggle the figures any way you like but they cant disguise the fact that 30% of our goals are from penalties if we hadn't had them we would be 17th in the table. Its just as well our defence has been tight giving little away . We need to add new ideas up front building from the mid-field and creating soring opportunities .we need the creative play of WF, I know I bang on about Puri but he is the one player that could fill the bill.[/p][/quote]I agree with what you say and I can see where you are coming from but NW can only put out the players he has got and I do not see he has any better. In any case NW sees them daily in training and knows them better than enyone else. He tried to go with the players he had until the new year and then he certainly made changes which have had an enormous impact as the match results testify. I reiterate that I cann't see NW changing a winning team. To do so would be dangerous and would certainly attract considerable critisism if, at this late and crucial stage of the season and having got so far, the results went against us. I reiterate one of my previous postings, lets see how far we can go this season with what we have got. bearing in mind that our present position is considerably better than anyone could have envisaged. Then, in the close season sign a good creative midfielder, sign or replace our loan players and go for it. Of course another consideration will be the budget NW has to work to. the-e-man
  • Score: 0

6:51pm Sun 20 Apr 14

bill bailey says...

johnbyrneshair wrote:
The 6 mins we saw of Puri confirmed too lightweight for this division. Needed to hold onto ball for last few mins but failed to do so. May be a bit harsh but can see why NW doesn't play him.
Just to reiterate a lightweight player can do the business , Did you see STIRLING Liverpool, 5ft7in score 2..
[quote][p][bold]johnbyrneshair[/bold] wrote: The 6 mins we saw of Puri confirmed too lightweight for this division. Needed to hold onto ball for last few mins but failed to do so. May be a bit harsh but can see why NW doesn't play him.[/p][/quote]Just to reiterate a lightweight player can do the business , Did you see STIRLING Liverpool, 5ft7in score 2.. bill bailey
  • Score: -1

7:21pm Sun 20 Apr 14

T.R.M1974 says...

bill bailey wrote:
T.R.M1974 wrote:
bill bailey wrote:
As much as I would like to agree with everything you have written I cant. There is improvement needed , The last 14 games played produced 1 OG
5 Penalties and 11 from open play, and 3 Against., I accept one can juggle the
figures any way you like but they cant disguise the fact that 30% of our goals are from penalties if we hadn't had them we would be 17th in the table. Its just as well our defence has been tight giving little away . We need to add new ideas up front building from the mid-field and creating soring opportunities .we need the creative play of WF, I know I bang on about Puri but he is the one player that could fill the bill.
If Puri was any good NW would play him its as simple as that, Bill i know you bang on about him but its become a bit of an obsesion.
Well there are others on here that would like to see him in the starting line up. I take you are happy with the glut of goals we are Not getting. Points yes, goals not from players that need to use some imagination and flair.
I don't care how we get the points loads of goals or not as long as we get them 1 nil is fine by me
[quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]T.R.M1974[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: As much as I would like to agree with everything you have written I cant. There is improvement needed , The last 14 games played produced 1 OG 5 Penalties and 11 from open play, and 3 Against., I accept one can juggle the figures any way you like but they cant disguise the fact that 30% of our goals are from penalties if we hadn't had them we would be 17th in the table. Its just as well our defence has been tight giving little away . We need to add new ideas up front building from the mid-field and creating soring opportunities .we need the creative play of WF, I know I bang on about Puri but he is the one player that could fill the bill.[/p][/quote]If Puri was any good NW would play him its as simple as that, Bill i know you bang on about him but its become a bit of an obsesion.[/p][/quote]Well there are others on here that would like to see him in the starting line up. I take you are happy with the glut of goals we are Not getting. Points yes, goals not from players that need to use some imagination and flair.[/p][/quote]I don't care how we get the points loads of goals or not as long as we get them 1 nil is fine by me T.R.M1974
  • Score: 5

9:41pm Sun 20 Apr 14

bill bailey says...

T.R.M1974 wrote:
bill bailey wrote:
T.R.M1974 wrote:
bill bailey wrote:
As much as I would like to agree with everything you have written I cant. There is improvement needed , The last 14 games played produced 1 OG
5 Penalties and 11 from open play, and 3 Against., I accept one can juggle the
figures any way you like but they cant disguise the fact that 30% of our goals are from penalties if we hadn't had them we would be 17th in the table. Its just as well our defence has been tight giving little away . We need to add new ideas up front building from the mid-field and creating soring opportunities .we need the creative play of WF, I know I bang on about Puri but he is the one player that could fill the bill.
If Puri was any good NW would play him its as simple as that, Bill i know you bang on about him but its become a bit of an obsesion.
Well there are others on here that would like to see him in the starting line up. I take you are happy with the glut of goals we are Not getting. Points yes, goals not from players that need to use some imagination and flair.
I don't care how we get the points loads of goals or not as long as we get them 1 nil is fine by me
Long may you take that view. even when we fail to convert our only chance,
A Penalty.I want to see defenders defend (as ours are doing). And forwards scoring goals which ours are not, So your still happy ???
[quote][p][bold]T.R.M1974[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]T.R.M1974[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: As much as I would like to agree with everything you have written I cant. There is improvement needed , The last 14 games played produced 1 OG 5 Penalties and 11 from open play, and 3 Against., I accept one can juggle the figures any way you like but they cant disguise the fact that 30% of our goals are from penalties if we hadn't had them we would be 17th in the table. Its just as well our defence has been tight giving little away . We need to add new ideas up front building from the mid-field and creating soring opportunities .we need the creative play of WF, I know I bang on about Puri but he is the one player that could fill the bill.[/p][/quote]If Puri was any good NW would play him its as simple as that, Bill i know you bang on about him but its become a bit of an obsesion.[/p][/quote]Well there are others on here that would like to see him in the starting line up. I take you are happy with the glut of goals we are Not getting. Points yes, goals not from players that need to use some imagination and flair.[/p][/quote]I don't care how we get the points loads of goals or not as long as we get them 1 nil is fine by me[/p][/quote]Long may you take that view. even when we fail to convert our only chance, A Penalty.I want to see defenders defend (as ours are doing). And forwards scoring goals which ours are not, So your still happy ??? bill bailey
  • Score: -3

10:32pm Sun 20 Apr 14

T.R.M1974 says...

bill bailey wrote:
T.R.M1974 wrote:
bill bailey wrote:
T.R.M1974 wrote:
bill bailey wrote:
As much as I would like to agree with everything you have written I cant. There is improvement needed , The last 14 games played produced 1 OG
5 Penalties and 11 from open play, and 3 Against., I accept one can juggle the
figures any way you like but they cant disguise the fact that 30% of our goals are from penalties if we hadn't had them we would be 17th in the table. Its just as well our defence has been tight giving little away . We need to add new ideas up front building from the mid-field and creating soring opportunities .we need the creative play of WF, I know I bang on about Puri but he is the one player that could fill the bill.
If Puri was any good NW would play him its as simple as that, Bill i know you bang on about him but its become a bit of an obsesion.
Well there are others on here that would like to see him in the starting line up. I take you are happy with the glut of goals we are Not getting. Points yes, goals not from players that need to use some imagination and flair.
I don't care how we get the points loads of goals or not as long as we get them 1 nil is fine by me
Long may you take that view. even when we fail to convert our only chance,
A Penalty.I want to see defenders defend (as ours are doing). And forwards scoring goals which ours are not, So your still happy ???
The transfer window shut just after our two most effective players going forward got injured. NW has taken a chance on Andrews, Jarvis has been dogged by injuries, Cressie retired Wes injured and Bowman struggled for consistency. Coulo is not a out and out forward the midfield are not chipping in with goals but we are getting results through adversity. It's the business end of the season and we are struggling to score goals but we are still getting the results and the points so I'm not going to be picky. At Christmas I never expected to be where we are Bill, and I don't see Puri as the answer to our problems. So let's just enjoy the ride and see where we end up this season because the foundations of a good team are there and NW can only build on it
[quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]T.R.M1974[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]T.R.M1974[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: As much as I would like to agree with everything you have written I cant. There is improvement needed , The last 14 games played produced 1 OG 5 Penalties and 11 from open play, and 3 Against., I accept one can juggle the figures any way you like but they cant disguise the fact that 30% of our goals are from penalties if we hadn't had them we would be 17th in the table. Its just as well our defence has been tight giving little away . We need to add new ideas up front building from the mid-field and creating soring opportunities .we need the creative play of WF, I know I bang on about Puri but he is the one player that could fill the bill.[/p][/quote]If Puri was any good NW would play him its as simple as that, Bill i know you bang on about him but its become a bit of an obsesion.[/p][/quote]Well there are others on here that would like to see him in the starting line up. I take you are happy with the glut of goals we are Not getting. Points yes, goals not from players that need to use some imagination and flair.[/p][/quote]I don't care how we get the points loads of goals or not as long as we get them 1 nil is fine by me[/p][/quote]Long may you take that view. even when we fail to convert our only chance, A Penalty.I want to see defenders defend (as ours are doing). And forwards scoring goals which ours are not, So your still happy ???[/p][/quote]The transfer window shut just after our two most effective players going forward got injured. NW has taken a chance on Andrews, Jarvis has been dogged by injuries, Cressie retired Wes injured and Bowman struggled for consistency. Coulo is not a out and out forward the midfield are not chipping in with goals but we are getting results through adversity. It's the business end of the season and we are struggling to score goals but we are still getting the results and the points so I'm not going to be picky. At Christmas I never expected to be where we are Bill, and I don't see Puri as the answer to our problems. So let's just enjoy the ride and see where we end up this season because the foundations of a good team are there and NW can only build on it T.R.M1974
  • Score: 9

9:53am Mon 21 Apr 14

Garrowby Turnoff says...

If you want a high scoring team then NW is not your best coach for this type of footy. As I've mentioned several times here his record of goals scored by every team he's coached is very low. His success comes in the attrition of defending solidly and relying on single goal victories. Even Suarez and Rooney would struggle to score for York if they followed the Boss's system of play.

But, this is not a criticism, just an observation on tactics and strategy that has worked wonders at Bootham Crescent since Xmas. We all remember how successful 1-0 Arsenal were! 1-0 York City is no bad title to hold, but 2-0 York City would incur less cardiac damage.
If you want a high scoring team then NW is not your best coach for this type of footy. As I've mentioned several times here his record of goals scored by every team he's coached is very low. His success comes in the attrition of defending solidly and relying on single goal victories. Even Suarez and Rooney would struggle to score for York if they followed the Boss's system of play. But, this is not a criticism, just an observation on tactics and strategy that has worked wonders at Bootham Crescent since Xmas. We all remember how successful 1-0 Arsenal were! 1-0 York City is no bad title to hold, but 2-0 York City would incur less cardiac damage. Garrowby Turnoff
  • Score: 1

10:44am Mon 21 Apr 14

NottsExile says...

Queues for tickets this morning. Can we expect a big crowd? We certainly deserve one, and as Bury will not be easy opposition, we will need every one of our twelfth man!!

Tight but I think we will do it, which will all but ensure an extension to this extraordinary season.

Get the drum banging, the flags waving and the singers in their very best of voices!!
Queues for tickets this morning. Can we expect a big crowd? We certainly deserve one, and as Bury will not be easy opposition, we will need every one of our twelfth man!! Tight but I think we will do it, which will all but ensure an extension to this extraordinary season. Get the drum banging, the flags waving and the singers in their very best of voices!! NottsExile
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