Match report: York City 1, Bury 0

York City’s Adam Reed tries an overhead kick against Bury

Will Hayhurst gives chase

Russell Penn shoots

John McCombe celebrates Keith Lowe’s winner

York City’s Adam Reed launches into a tackle against Bury

Minstermen striker Calvin Andrew battles for the ball

First published in Sport York Press: Photograph of the Author by , Sports reporter

YORK City kept their 21st clean sheet of the season to set a new club record and move to within one win of snaring a play-off place.

Never in the club’s 92-year history has a side managed more shut-outs during a league programme of fixtures following yesterday’s 1-0 home win over Bury.

What also sets Nigel Worthington’s players apart from the previous joint-record holders - Denis Smith’s 1983/84 champions and the 1994 and 2007 play-off semi-final sides managed respectively by Alan Little and Billy McEwan - is this term’s team struggled desperately to keep opposing teams at bay during the first three-and-a-half months of the season.

A run of only three clean sheets in the opening 21 games consequently prompted Worthington to take action and the results have been little short of phenomenal.

Incredibly, since Keith Lowe and John McCombe have been paired together in the centre of defence, on-loan Charlton shot-stopper Nick Pope has not conceded a single goal from open play during 15 undefeated matches and more than 23 hours of football.

Furthermore, City have only shipped three times in that time - twice from corners and once from a free kick.

Against Bury, there was almost an inevitability about what followed once Lowe had also made his presence felt at the other end of the pitch with his first goal for the club on five minutes.

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City are, simply, not the side you want to concede an early goal against in their current guise and, even though the hosts did not muster a single goal attempt in the final 35 minutes, Bury could not conjure a way back into the game and keep alive their faint hopes of a top-seven finish.

Worthington, rightly, credited the whole team afterwards for contributing to a defensive masterclass.

Indeed, when Pope was not clutching balls out of the air from corners in his customary manner, attacking targetman Calvin Andrew was leaping highest to head them away from inside his own six-yard box.

Fellow striker Michael Coulson, meanwhile, worked manfully to chase down the ball and a recalled Lewis Montrose lined up alongside skipper Russell Penn to shut down space in midfield.

Ever-reliable full-backs Lanre Oyebanjo and Ben Davies also snuffed out any threat on the flanks and, when Will Hayhurst was struggling a little to hold his own against Bury’s brute force further up the wing, Worthington showed no hesitation in replacing him with the more combative Adam Reed at the interval.

At one point, Bury even had four centre fowards on the pitch - with substitutes Danny Rose and Clive Platt joining Hallam Hope and Daniel Nardiello - as their attempts to breach City’s back line grew increasingly desperate.

After a seemingly-frustrated Nardiello was then sent off on 81 minutes for a second bookable offence on Davies, Bury still pressed for an equaliser and centre-back Nathan Cameron was thrown upfield as an emergency striker but City still held firm.

Earlier, Lowe made the decisive breakthrough when he swept Hayhurst’s lowly-driven corner kick into Brian Jensen’s bottom righthand corner from seven yards.

On 13 minutes, Andrew also went close to opening his City account but his spectacular 30-yard drive produced a flying save from Jensen.

At the other end, McCombe then kicked a goalbound Hallam Hope effort off the line after the on-loan Manchester City striker had rounded Pope, having burst through on goal following weak play from Hayhurst on the halfway line.

Pablo Mills was also allowed to travel upfield before picking out Hope’s run through the right channel but, with Pope rushing out to meet him, the 20-year-old forward hooked his shot wide.

In between, Andrew had dragged another opportunity across the face of goal for City after Pope’s long forward punt.

Seconds into the restart, Pope dived low to his left to push away Danny Mayor’s well-struck, 25-yard drive.

But McCombe might have doubled the Minstermen’s advantage on 51 minutes when the ball fell to his feet at the back post from Ryan Brobbel’s corner but he lifted his shot over from seven yards.

Moments later, McCombe did have the ball in the net but he was flagged offside, having found an empty goal after Andrew had outjumped Jensen to flick on Davies’ free kick into the penalty box.

Tom Soares blazed over the visitors’ best chance of the afternoon on 58 minutes after being given a clear sight of Pope’s goal from eight yards.

Following an ambitious overhead kick that bounced wide from Reed on the hour mark, City were then pinned back in their own half for long periods.

The visitors were still limited to hopeful attempts, however, before Nardiello’s dismissal for clattering into Davies heralded one final push for a point.

On 85 minutes, Chris Hussey’s curling free kick was pushed out by Pope and Hope went on to head into the City keeper’s hands.

Hussey also forced another save from a free kick and Rose had three late opportunities.

The on-loan Barnsley forward shot across the face of goal from 15 yards, called Pope into action at his near post and, then, in the sixth minute of stoppage time volleyed wide of the 22-year-old shot-stopper’s near post.

Seconds later, City’s supporters were bouncing along to “Rocking All Over The World” and, without a loss now since the end of January, their team needs only to maintain that status quo to claim that topseven finish.


Match facts

York City 1 (Lowe 5), Bury 0

York City

Nick Pope: stayed focused until the final whistle to safeguard another clean sheet 7 

Lanre Oyebanjo: kept things simple at the back and reserved in his attacking inclinations 8

Ben Davies: STAR MAN - rarely beaten making countless tackles, blocks and interceptions 8

Keith Lowe: neat finish for his first City goal and scrapped for everything at the back 8

John McCombe: a real immoveable object, particularly in the first half. 8

Ryan Brobbel: made a couple of promising runs but dispossessed a little easily on occasions 7

Russell Penn: hustled and bustled from the first whistle and never shirked a single challenge 8

Lewis Montrose: stretched out a long leg to nick possession and stayed disciplined 8

Will Hayhurst: out-muscled in spells but continues to provide quality dead-ball deliveries 7

Michael Coulson: harried and chased all afternoon as he fed off scraps of service 7

Calvin Andrew: won his headers at both ends of the pitch, most notably in own six-yard box 8

Subs: Adam Reed 7 – committed (for Hayhurst, 46), Ryan Bowman (for Coulson, 90). 

Subs not used: Michael Ingham, Ryan Jarvis, Tom Allan, David McGurk, Tom Platt.


Bury

Brian Jensen, Craig Jones, Pablo Mills (Nathan Cameron, 90), Jim McNulty, Chris Hussey, Danny Mayor, Chris Sedgwick (Danny Rose, 59), Andrew Tutte (Clive Platt, 74), Tom Soares, Hallam Hope, Daniel Nardiello. Subs not used: Andrew Procter, Tommy Miller, Reice Charles-Cook, Temitope Obadeyi.

Star man: McNulty – composed at the back Booked: Andrew 41, Mills 63, Nardiello 72, McCombe 89.


Sent off: Nardiello 81.

Attendance: 5,225 (976 from Bury)

Referee: Geoff Eltringham (Sunderland) rating: 6/10 – made some oversights

Shots on target: City 2, Bury 7

Shots off target: City 5, Bury 6

Corners: City 5, Bury 9

Fouls conceded: City 16, Bury 11

Offsides: City 3, Bury 2

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5:07pm Mon 21 Apr 14

chuckabuttie says...

Good crowd. Looks like a nervy ending over there. Well done City. Two bites of the cherry now to make sure of the Play Offs
Good crowd. Looks like a nervy ending over there. Well done City. Two bites of the cherry now to make sure of the Play Offs chuckabuttie
  • Score: 7

5:13pm Mon 21 Apr 14

NottsExile says...

I think we will now achieve the play-off spot now. Southend at Scunthorpe next Saturday will be interesting with the hosts needing to win to ensure promotion. I really think we can achieve sixth place, although Scunny will be still smarting after the result at City.
We should fear no team. It seemed {from Uncle Barry] that Bury were dangerous but unable to apply the final finish. Therefore, any of the three immediately above us are certainly beatable.

Let us dream!!!!

Can't wait for the final home game
I think we will now achieve the play-off spot now. Southend at Scunthorpe next Saturday will be interesting with the hosts needing to win to ensure promotion. I really think we can achieve sixth place, although Scunny will be still smarting after the result at City. We should fear no team. It seemed {from Uncle Barry] that Bury were dangerous but unable to apply the final finish. Therefore, any of the three immediately above us are certainly beatable. Let us dream!!!! Can't wait for the final home game NottsExile
  • Score: 8

5:18pm Mon 21 Apr 14

poppyroad says...

May the unbeaten grind continue for five more matches!
what an amazing job by N.W.
On loan keeper, full back & two wingers,
& five men signed during the season
who were warming the benches of other League Two teams
Only Oyebanjo left from Wembley two years ago
- ad for me he's the barometer of our attacking prowess.
When Banjo gets on the overlap we have teams on the back foot.
From what I saw against Accrington - and from today's match stats -
that's not the case
- but who cares with this tremendous desire and will power
and application that's put this amazing run together
May the unbeaten grind continue for five more matches! what an amazing job by N.W. On loan keeper, full back & two wingers, & five men signed during the season who were warming the benches of other League Two teams Only Oyebanjo left from Wembley two years ago - ad for me he's the barometer of our attacking prowess. When Banjo gets on the overlap we have teams on the back foot. From what I saw against Accrington - and from today's match stats - that's not the case - but who cares with this tremendous desire and will power and application that's put this amazing run together poppyroad
  • Score: 0

5:27pm Mon 21 Apr 14

joejamestom says...

Very intense game with what appeared to me to be a very biased referee from where we sat, despite this a very hard working City held on to the lead though we sat back on occasion with no one up front inviting pressure still the table does not lie we look likely to have an extended season & who would have thought that back before Christmas. Well done incredible game to come on Saturday.
Very intense game with what appeared to me to be a very biased referee from where we sat, despite this a very hard working City held on to the lead though we sat back on occasion with no one up front inviting pressure still the table does not lie we look likely to have an extended season & who would have thought that back before Christmas. Well done incredible game to come on Saturday. joejamestom
  • Score: 5

5:36pm Mon 21 Apr 14

chuckabuttie says...

NottsExile wrote:
I think we will now achieve the play-off spot now. Southend at Scunthorpe next Saturday will be interesting with the hosts needing to win to ensure promotion. I really think we can achieve sixth place, although Scunny will be still smarting after the result at City.
We should fear no team. It seemed {from Uncle Barry] that Bury were dangerous but unable to apply the final finish. Therefore, any of the three immediately above us are certainly beatable.

Let us dream!!!!

Can't wait for the final home game
Southend at Fleetwood, Scunny at Exeter next wk
[quote][p][bold]NottsExile[/bold] wrote: I think we will now achieve the play-off spot now. Southend at Scunthorpe next Saturday will be interesting with the hosts needing to win to ensure promotion. I really think we can achieve sixth place, although Scunny will be still smarting after the result at City. We should fear no team. It seemed {from Uncle Barry] that Bury were dangerous but unable to apply the final finish. Therefore, any of the three immediately above us are certainly beatable. Let us dream!!!! Can't wait for the final home game[/p][/quote]Southend at Fleetwood, Scunny at Exeter next wk chuckabuttie
  • Score: 1

5:41pm Mon 21 Apr 14

NottsExile says...

chuckabuttie wrote:
NottsExile wrote:
I think we will now achieve the play-off spot now. Southend at Scunthorpe next Saturday will be interesting with the hosts needing to win to ensure promotion. I really think we can achieve sixth place, although Scunny will be still smarting after the result at City.
We should fear no team. It seemed {from Uncle Barry] that Bury were dangerous but unable to apply the final finish. Therefore, any of the three immediately above us are certainly beatable.

Let us dream!!!!

Can't wait for the final home game
Southend at Fleetwood, Scunny at Exeter next wk
It's a combination of age and hyperexcitement - thanks for the correction. It's still a stiff run in for them, so let's relax, get a reasonably comfortable 2-0 or so win, and let others slip up.
I'm going for a lie down
[quote][p][bold]chuckabuttie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]NottsExile[/bold] wrote: I think we will now achieve the play-off spot now. Southend at Scunthorpe next Saturday will be interesting with the hosts needing to win to ensure promotion. I really think we can achieve sixth place, although Scunny will be still smarting after the result at City. We should fear no team. It seemed {from Uncle Barry] that Bury were dangerous but unable to apply the final finish. Therefore, any of the three immediately above us are certainly beatable. Let us dream!!!! Can't wait for the final home game[/p][/quote]Southend at Fleetwood, Scunny at Exeter next wk[/p][/quote]It's a combination of age and hyperexcitement - thanks for the correction. It's still a stiff run in for them, so let's relax, get a reasonably comfortable 2-0 or so win, and let others slip up. I'm going for a lie down NottsExile
  • Score: 2

5:44pm Mon 21 Apr 14

ian923 says...

Excellent result-well played lads. Calvin winning headers but we couldn't,t profit from them. Thought we gave Bury too much space in second half but the result was all important. Ben Davies had another good game and took some stick from Bury players. Good crowd-onwards and upwards. Can,t see Oxford catching us now so look forward to the play offs where we stand a good chance. Still missing Fletcher though.
Excellent result-well played lads. Calvin winning headers but we couldn't,t profit from them. Thought we gave Bury too much space in second half but the result was all important. Ben Davies had another good game and took some stick from Bury players. Good crowd-onwards and upwards. Can,t see Oxford catching us now so look forward to the play offs where we stand a good chance. Still missing Fletcher though. ian923
  • Score: 4

5:45pm Mon 21 Apr 14

dadster says...

We are the epitome of a side that knows how to win ugly. Today was another classic example. The test for us will be when we concede the first goal in a game to see whether we can react.

It's looking like we will make the play offs which would be a magnificent achievement but I still think our lack of goals which ultimately mean we miss out on promotion which would be no shame as we have massively overachieved already this season.

Thought Bury were one of the best sides I've seen at BC this season and were a real test of our superb defence and they were unlucky to lose IMO.

One final point, full credit to Andrew who put in a monumental shift both in attack and defence and fully deserved his MOM.
We are the epitome of a side that knows how to win ugly. Today was another classic example. The test for us will be when we concede the first goal in a game to see whether we can react. It's looking like we will make the play offs which would be a magnificent achievement but I still think our lack of goals which ultimately mean we miss out on promotion which would be no shame as we have massively overachieved already this season. Thought Bury were one of the best sides I've seen at BC this season and were a real test of our superb defence and they were unlucky to lose IMO. One final point, full credit to Andrew who put in a monumental shift both in attack and defence and fully deserved his MOM. dadster
  • Score: 35

5:49pm Mon 21 Apr 14

circuitous route dorset says...

There is no such thing as an ugly win. It's a win. Get in
There is no such thing as an ugly win. It's a win. Get in circuitous route dorset
  • Score: 4

5:51pm Mon 21 Apr 14

yorkandproud says...

Well done again today lads. Calvin Andrew has been a shrewd signing, since injuries to Wes and Josh. He wins just about everything in the air, and is a real handful. Almost got his first goal for the club with a great shot, equally well saved. Coulson ran himself into the ground too. Sadly Hayhurst looks out of form, and nearly cost us a goal , giving the ball away needlessly more than once. Nice to see Montrose back in the starting line up too. He breaks things up. Well onwards to Saturday. Don't forget folks, tickets limited for last game at Scunny. I've got mine. Might buy some more and do some touting at Scunthorpe. COYR.
Well done again today lads. Calvin Andrew has been a shrewd signing, since injuries to Wes and Josh. He wins just about everything in the air, and is a real handful. Almost got his first goal for the club with a great shot, equally well saved. Coulson ran himself into the ground too. Sadly Hayhurst looks out of form, and nearly cost us a goal , giving the ball away needlessly more than once. Nice to see Montrose back in the starting line up too. He breaks things up. Well onwards to Saturday. Don't forget folks, tickets limited for last game at Scunny. I've got mine. Might buy some more and do some touting at Scunthorpe. COYR. yorkandproud
  • Score: 2

5:54pm Mon 21 Apr 14

OLD - HEAD says...

I would advise anyone thinking of going to our final two league matches to cut their fingernails, to avoid biting them off. For it is a nervious experience watching York City these days. We only know one way of playing, we pinch a goal then pull down the shutters and let the opposition comes at us. Even with ten men Bury dominated play as we failed to capitalise on our numerical advantage. The back four and goalkeeper were solid as usual, the midfield battled hard to support the defence, with Penn leading by example. Calvin Andrew fought like a trooper up front, but we couldnt retain the ball long enough to relieve the pressure on our defence. A little disappointed that Brobbel and Hayhurst (before he was replaced) were unable to provide us with an outlet on the flanks. Great result though! - Onwards and upwards!
I would advise anyone thinking of going to our final two league matches to cut their fingernails, to avoid biting them off. For it is a nervious experience watching York City these days. We only know one way of playing, we pinch a goal then pull down the shutters and let the opposition comes at us. Even with ten men Bury dominated play as we failed to capitalise on our numerical advantage. The back four and goalkeeper were solid as usual, the midfield battled hard to support the defence, with Penn leading by example. Calvin Andrew fought like a trooper up front, but we couldnt retain the ball long enough to relieve the pressure on our defence. A little disappointed that Brobbel and Hayhurst (before he was replaced) were unable to provide us with an outlet on the flanks. Great result though! - Onwards and upwards! OLD - HEAD
  • Score: 10

6:24pm Mon 21 Apr 14

A Bottom says...

The lucky vacuum flasks worked again!!!!! Great defensive display!!!!
Wemberley! Wemberley!
The lucky vacuum flasks worked again!!!!! Great defensive display!!!! Wemberley! Wemberley! A Bottom
  • Score: 3

6:26pm Mon 21 Apr 14

johnbyrneshair says...

McGurk tweeted that is retiring at end of season. A fantastic servant to the club. I will never forget that tackle at Luton....
McGurk tweeted that is retiring at end of season. A fantastic servant to the club. I will never forget that tackle at Luton.... johnbyrneshair
  • Score: 38

6:37pm Mon 21 Apr 14

T.R.M1974 says...

Great backs to the wall performance, crap ref, was big johns goal offside? Looked ok to me
Great backs to the wall performance, crap ref, was big johns goal offside? Looked ok to me T.R.M1974
  • Score: 9

7:08pm Mon 21 Apr 14

Carl-schumacher says...

Fantastic run of games for York. What an amazing job nigel Worthington has done. Two more games to go with a great chance of getting in the play offs. Huge credit to keith Lowe for a great goal and another great performance. The city of york needs to get behind the team more than ever. #dreamingofwembley
Fantastic run of games for York. What an amazing job nigel Worthington has done. Two more games to go with a great chance of getting in the play offs. Huge credit to keith Lowe for a great goal and another great performance. The city of york needs to get behind the team more than ever. #dreamingofwembley Carl-schumacher
  • Score: 10

7:40pm Mon 21 Apr 14

bh12man says...

After the Stanley game I wrote that our attritional style should serve us well in the run in, and so it continues to prove. It sure ain’t pretty, at times it’s downright ugly, but the ends continue to justify the means.

Easter has brought another two goals to gain the maximum points. We are now five points clear of Oxford, and one win away from securing the play-offs. Maybe even no wins if Accrington do us an overdue favour next week.

The goals against record almost beggars belief - only three goals conceded in fifteen games, and twelve clean sheets. That is staggering at any level of football, and whilst Bury might well feel hard done by, it’s no fluke. There is an old adage that says ‘the harder you work, the luckier you become’, and the back five were outstanding today.

I still get hugely frustrated about the tactics mind, as demonstrated in the last 15 minutes today when we hoofed instead of trying to keep possession against 10 men.

As for the team selection, it was puzzling that Puri disappeared from the 18 after a reasonable cameo against Oxford. Montrose did well and added more bite to the midfield from the outset, but Reed was a tad unlucky to be left out after an improved showing alongside Penn at Oxford. I think that we’ve got far better squad options than the persisting with the two current wide men. NW replaced Hayhurst at half time (how could he not?), and Brobbel still flatters to deceive for me. But what do I know? The table doesn’t lie after 44 games, and the turnaround has been remarkable. To manage is about making the best use of your available resources, and NW has found an approach that undeniably works with the squad he has. Well done to everyone, because hard work underpins everything.

It’s a strange league, topsy turvy, and today was the first time in weeks that the results generally followed the respective positions of each team. We are a match for any side in contention for the play offs, there’s little to choose in terms of the records. Expect more tight and nervy games, whether it be two, four, or (fingers crossed) five fixtures left!

I can’t help thinking that we can’t keep winning 1-0..........but I’m sure I thought that weeks ago!

Newport will be no pushovers, they’ve become more solid in recent weeks, but surely another big home crowd will see us secure that final last win. Then, we can dream.

COYR
After the Stanley game I wrote that our attritional style should serve us well in the run in, and so it continues to prove. It sure ain’t pretty, at times it’s downright ugly, but the ends continue to justify the means. Easter has brought another two goals to gain the maximum points. We are now five points clear of Oxford, and one win away from securing the play-offs. Maybe even no wins if Accrington do us an overdue favour next week. The goals against record almost beggars belief - only three goals conceded in fifteen games, and twelve clean sheets. That is staggering at any level of football, and whilst Bury might well feel hard done by, it’s no fluke. There is an old adage that says ‘the harder you work, the luckier you become’, and the back five were outstanding today. I still get hugely frustrated about the tactics mind, as demonstrated in the last 15 minutes today when we hoofed instead of trying to keep possession against 10 men. As for the team selection, it was puzzling that Puri disappeared from the 18 after a reasonable cameo against Oxford. Montrose did well and added more bite to the midfield from the outset, but Reed was a tad unlucky to be left out after an improved showing alongside Penn at Oxford. I think that we’ve got far better squad options than the persisting with the two current wide men. NW replaced Hayhurst at half time (how could he not?), and Brobbel still flatters to deceive for me. But what do I know? The table doesn’t lie after 44 games, and the turnaround has been remarkable. To manage is about making the best use of your available resources, and NW has found an approach that undeniably works with the squad he has. Well done to everyone, because hard work underpins everything. It’s a strange league, topsy turvy, and today was the first time in weeks that the results generally followed the respective positions of each team. We are a match for any side in contention for the play offs, there’s little to choose in terms of the records. Expect more tight and nervy games, whether it be two, four, or (fingers crossed) five fixtures left! I can’t help thinking that we can’t keep winning 1-0..........but I’m sure I thought that weeks ago! Newport will be no pushovers, they’ve become more solid in recent weeks, but surely another big home crowd will see us secure that final last win. Then, we can dream. COYR bh12man
  • Score: 13

7:47pm Mon 21 Apr 14

pip007 says...

Population of Burnley 87,000. Population of York 197,800. And Nigel Worthington knows how to get a team into the premier league. Nothing's impossible.
Population of Burnley 87,000. Population of York 197,800. And Nigel Worthington knows how to get a team into the premier league. Nothing's impossible. pip007
  • Score: 16

8:07pm Mon 21 Apr 14

Lambi-63 says...

Realistically, we only need a draw to make the play offs!
Realistically, we only need a draw to make the play offs! Lambi-63
  • Score: 8

8:14pm Mon 21 Apr 14

Prob says...

Lambi-63 wrote:
Realistically, we only need a draw to make the play offs!
Not quite. If we get a draw, and Oxford win both matches, unless every game is 1-0 then we'll likely get nudged out on goal difference. Oxford's last two are very winnable despite their form so I think a win would be nicer than a last-day panic.
[quote][p][bold]Lambi-63[/bold] wrote: Realistically, we only need a draw to make the play offs![/p][/quote]Not quite. If we get a draw, and Oxford win both matches, unless every game is 1-0 then we'll likely get nudged out on goal difference. Oxford's last two are very winnable despite their form so I think a win would be nicer than a last-day panic. Prob
  • Score: 9

8:28pm Mon 21 Apr 14

bill bailey says...

bh12man put together a sensible copy. I'll refrain from his bit about Puri, 3 shots on target in 96 minutes , pip you draw an equation of population between the clubs I don't know how many of the Bury team on the the pitch were from the town, but there were non in our side that played was from York interesting it is population counts for little , I think i'll go to the Doctors and get some white pills to put under the tongue for he Newport game. We will pull it off , Puri will be in, we'll win 3-1. Already sorted out the London trip. you'll see me i'll be sporting a Red shirt with a bold head, Have a good week pal.
bh12man put together a sensible copy. I'll refrain from his bit about Puri, 3 shots on target in 96 minutes , pip you draw an equation of population between the clubs I don't know how many of the Bury team on the the pitch were from the town, but there were non in our side that played was from York interesting it is population counts for little , I think i'll go to the Doctors and get some white pills to put under the tongue for he Newport game. We will pull it off , Puri will be in, we'll win 3-1. Already sorted out the London trip. you'll see me i'll be sporting a Red shirt with a bold head, Have a good week pal. bill bailey
  • Score: -19

8:58pm Mon 21 Apr 14

23rdApril1966 says...

A Bottom wrote:
The lucky vacuum flasks worked again!!!!! Great defensive display!!!!
Wemberley! Wemberley!
So your flasks at home, my jumper away and we are quids in. Let's hope we need to put some serious thought into good luck omens for Wemberley!!
[quote][p][bold]A Bottom[/bold] wrote: The lucky vacuum flasks worked again!!!!! Great defensive display!!!! Wemberley! Wemberley![/p][/quote]So your flasks at home, my jumper away and we are quids in. Let's hope we need to put some serious thought into good luck omens for Wemberley!! 23rdApril1966
  • Score: 2

9:18pm Mon 21 Apr 14

23rdApril1966 says...

Well attritional doesn't even come close to describing that one.
A 15 game unbeaten run in which we have taken 35 points, conceding just 3 goals is incredible. But in that spell we have netted just 17 times.
And so today showed exactly why. Don't get me wrong as before the game I had a real feeling that we would be turned over and I would have gladly settled for a point. But boy they are really putting to the test that old adage that 'I'd take a scruffy 1-0 win every game'.
Effort wise today ten out of ten.....but entertainment? Not many!
Congrats again to the back five, also to Montrose and Penn. Montrose did provide the additional support to Penn that had been lacking. Andrew pit in a tireless shift as did Coulson.
But the two wide players had shockers sorry to say. Hayhurst simply had to be subbed at HT, not to have done so would have been cruel. In fact it looked as though he may well have 'had the tug' well before HT as his confidence had clearly gone. For me we get equally little from Brobbel, certainly not enough to compensate for his lack of defensive bite.
So with luck Reed will continue in one of the wide positions on Saturday. I would pick either Puri for Brobbel as well or play Coulson out wide and bring one of Jarvis or Bowman to partner Andrew up front.
Cue people responding that Coulson is better up front but I don't think that to be the case and also think that he is as much a goal threat from out wide as up front.
Where was Puri today? Injured? If not how come he gets a five minute cameo on GF and then cannot make the squad today?
A final plea - please let Pope play the ball out to the fullbacks. Today's second half he had 3 options.....kick into touch, kick so long that it reached the Bury keeper, or kick it to Andrew for him to flick onto their keeper. That was tactically brainless and unneccesary. Even with a man advantage we did the same....we proved at Plymouth how to play against 10 men and it was through playing from the back.
Two games to go, maybe four, maybe five. Would I take five more raggy arsed one nils? Too right I would. But sooner our later we are going to need to score more and to do so will need more finesse. The players have it in them, let's show it on the pitch these remaking games of the season.
Well attritional doesn't even come close to describing that one. A 15 game unbeaten run in which we have taken 35 points, conceding just 3 goals is incredible. But in that spell we have netted just 17 times. And so today showed exactly why. Don't get me wrong as before the game I had a real feeling that we would be turned over and I would have gladly settled for a point. But boy they are really putting to the test that old adage that 'I'd take a scruffy 1-0 win every game'. Effort wise today ten out of ten.....but entertainment? Not many! Congrats again to the back five, also to Montrose and Penn. Montrose did provide the additional support to Penn that had been lacking. Andrew pit in a tireless shift as did Coulson. But the two wide players had shockers sorry to say. Hayhurst simply had to be subbed at HT, not to have done so would have been cruel. In fact it looked as though he may well have 'had the tug' well before HT as his confidence had clearly gone. For me we get equally little from Brobbel, certainly not enough to compensate for his lack of defensive bite. So with luck Reed will continue in one of the wide positions on Saturday. I would pick either Puri for Brobbel as well or play Coulson out wide and bring one of Jarvis or Bowman to partner Andrew up front. Cue people responding that Coulson is better up front but I don't think that to be the case and also think that he is as much a goal threat from out wide as up front. Where was Puri today? Injured? If not how come he gets a five minute cameo on GF and then cannot make the squad today? A final plea - please let Pope play the ball out to the fullbacks. Today's second half he had 3 options.....kick into touch, kick so long that it reached the Bury keeper, or kick it to Andrew for him to flick onto their keeper. That was tactically brainless and unneccesary. Even with a man advantage we did the same....we proved at Plymouth how to play against 10 men and it was through playing from the back. Two games to go, maybe four, maybe five. Would I take five more raggy arsed one nils? Too right I would. But sooner our later we are going to need to score more and to do so will need more finesse. The players have it in them, let's show it on the pitch these remaking games of the season. 23rdApril1966
  • Score: 17

9:34pm Mon 21 Apr 14

openallhours says...

Thank goodness we won today - a fair few posters on here were wanting Worthington sacked when we lost at their place in December. We sorely miss Carson and Fletcher, and Adam Reed looks nothing like the player he was last season. Russell Penn is not good enough for us in my opinion, but it was good to see Montrose back in the side as we've missed a midfielder of his stature. Pope was as reliable as ever, and despite yet another unconvincing home performance, the 3 points are all that matters.
Thank goodness we won today - a fair few posters on here were wanting Worthington sacked when we lost at their place in December. We sorely miss Carson and Fletcher, and Adam Reed looks nothing like the player he was last season. Russell Penn is not good enough for us in my opinion, but it was good to see Montrose back in the side as we've missed a midfielder of his stature. Pope was as reliable as ever, and despite yet another unconvincing home performance, the 3 points are all that matters. openallhours
  • Score: -58

9:44pm Mon 21 Apr 14

againstthecuts says...

Will worthington put a weak side out if we win next game and save players for playoffs I wonder?
Will worthington put a weak side out if we win next game and save players for playoffs I wonder? againstthecuts
  • Score: 1

9:47pm Mon 21 Apr 14

T.R.M1974 says...

openallhours wrote:
Thank goodness we won today - a fair few posters on here were wanting Worthington sacked when we lost at their place in December. We sorely miss Carson and Fletcher, and Adam Reed looks nothing like the player he was last season. Russell Penn is not good enough for us in my opinion, but it was good to see Montrose back in the side as we've missed a midfielder of his stature. Pope was as reliable as ever, and despite yet another unconvincing home performance, the 3 points are all that matters.
Funny how people see the game differently, i thought Russ Penn made some cracking last ditch tackles.
[quote][p][bold]openallhours[/bold] wrote: Thank goodness we won today - a fair few posters on here were wanting Worthington sacked when we lost at their place in December. We sorely miss Carson and Fletcher, and Adam Reed looks nothing like the player he was last season. Russell Penn is not good enough for us in my opinion, but it was good to see Montrose back in the side as we've missed a midfielder of his stature. Pope was as reliable as ever, and despite yet another unconvincing home performance, the 3 points are all that matters.[/p][/quote]Funny how people see the game differently, i thought Russ Penn made some cracking last ditch tackles. T.R.M1974
  • Score: 41

10:40pm Mon 21 Apr 14

dadster says...

T.R.M1974 wrote:
openallhours wrote:
Thank goodness we won today - a fair few posters on here were wanting Worthington sacked when we lost at their place in December. We sorely miss Carson and Fletcher, and Adam Reed looks nothing like the player he was last season. Russell Penn is not good enough for us in my opinion, but it was good to see Montrose back in the side as we've missed a midfielder of his stature. Pope was as reliable as ever, and despite yet another unconvincing home performance, the 3 points are all that matters.
Funny how people see the game differently, i thought Russ Penn made some cracking last ditch tackles.
Spot on about Penn. He was excellent again today breaking up attacks in a defensive midfield role and he is one of the main reasons why we have done so well since January. A real driving force and someone with the experience and knowledge of football at this level we desperately needed. If people expect him to be creative then he's not that type of player and neither will he score too many but he's crucial to us at present for the tactics NW is employing which are clearly working.
[quote][p][bold]T.R.M1974[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]openallhours[/bold] wrote: Thank goodness we won today - a fair few posters on here were wanting Worthington sacked when we lost at their place in December. We sorely miss Carson and Fletcher, and Adam Reed looks nothing like the player he was last season. Russell Penn is not good enough for us in my opinion, but it was good to see Montrose back in the side as we've missed a midfielder of his stature. Pope was as reliable as ever, and despite yet another unconvincing home performance, the 3 points are all that matters.[/p][/quote]Funny how people see the game differently, i thought Russ Penn made some cracking last ditch tackles.[/p][/quote]Spot on about Penn. He was excellent again today breaking up attacks in a defensive midfield role and he is one of the main reasons why we have done so well since January. A real driving force and someone with the experience and knowledge of football at this level we desperately needed. If people expect him to be creative then he's not that type of player and neither will he score too many but he's crucial to us at present for the tactics NW is employing which are clearly working. dadster
  • Score: 32

11:02pm Mon 21 Apr 14

sixtyfourfive says...

openallhours wrote:
Thank goodness we won today - a fair few posters on here were wanting Worthington sacked when we lost at their place in December. We sorely miss Carson and Fletcher, and Adam Reed looks nothing like the player he was last season. Russell Penn is not good enough for us in my opinion, but it was good to see Montrose back in the side as we've missed a midfielder of his stature. Pope was as reliable as ever, and despite yet another unconvincing home performance, the 3 points are all that matters.
Russell Penn has been immense since joining us and is along with Pope and the 2 centre backs the main driver behind our surge up the table. What planet are you on!!??
[quote][p][bold]openallhours[/bold] wrote: Thank goodness we won today - a fair few posters on here were wanting Worthington sacked when we lost at their place in December. We sorely miss Carson and Fletcher, and Adam Reed looks nothing like the player he was last season. Russell Penn is not good enough for us in my opinion, but it was good to see Montrose back in the side as we've missed a midfielder of his stature. Pope was as reliable as ever, and despite yet another unconvincing home performance, the 3 points are all that matters.[/p][/quote]Russell Penn has been immense since joining us and is along with Pope and the 2 centre backs the main driver behind our surge up the table. What planet are you on!!?? sixtyfourfive
  • Score: 41

11:31pm Mon 21 Apr 14

dazthecat says...

openallhours wrote:
Thank goodness we won today - a fair few posters on here were wanting Worthington sacked when we lost at their place in December. We sorely miss Carson and Fletcher, and Adam Reed looks nothing like the player he was last season. Russell Penn is not good enough for us in my opinion, but it was good to see Montrose back in the side as we've missed a midfielder of his stature. Pope was as reliable as ever, and despite yet another unconvincing home performance, the 3 points are all that matters.
Are you kidding me? Penn was superb today, as he has been the last month or so. No doubt you'll be straight in with the i told you so's when he eventually has a bad game though
[quote][p][bold]openallhours[/bold] wrote: Thank goodness we won today - a fair few posters on here were wanting Worthington sacked when we lost at their place in December. We sorely miss Carson and Fletcher, and Adam Reed looks nothing like the player he was last season. Russell Penn is not good enough for us in my opinion, but it was good to see Montrose back in the side as we've missed a midfielder of his stature. Pope was as reliable as ever, and despite yet another unconvincing home performance, the 3 points are all that matters.[/p][/quote]Are you kidding me? Penn was superb today, as he has been the last month or so. No doubt you'll be straight in with the i told you so's when he eventually has a bad game though dazthecat
  • Score: 29

11:33pm Mon 21 Apr 14

No.4-IanHolmes says...

openallhours wrote:
Thank goodness we won today - a fair few posters on here were wanting Worthington sacked when we lost at their place in December. We sorely miss Carson and Fletcher, and Adam Reed looks nothing like the player he was last season. Russell Penn is not good enough for us in my opinion, but it was good to see Montrose back in the side as we've missed a midfielder of his stature. Pope was as reliable as ever, and despite yet another unconvincing home performance, the 3 points are all that matters.
Do you actually go to the games? Penn has been one of the main reasons for the turn around in our fortunes since the start of the new year.
[quote][p][bold]openallhours[/bold] wrote: Thank goodness we won today - a fair few posters on here were wanting Worthington sacked when we lost at their place in December. We sorely miss Carson and Fletcher, and Adam Reed looks nothing like the player he was last season. Russell Penn is not good enough for us in my opinion, but it was good to see Montrose back in the side as we've missed a midfielder of his stature. Pope was as reliable as ever, and despite yet another unconvincing home performance, the 3 points are all that matters.[/p][/quote]Do you actually go to the games? Penn has been one of the main reasons for the turn around in our fortunes since the start of the new year. No.4-IanHolmes
  • Score: 27

11:56pm Mon 21 Apr 14

Peppa07 says...

OpenALL hOURS laughable criticism of Penn. As others have said he's been absolutely key to the turnaround. He was immense today and he'll be hurting all over from the physical impact of today's game. I thought Montrose also did well today but it was a heroic all round team performance to grind out another win. Yes, it's not pretty but losing your two top scorers with a dozen games left isn't ideal. The manager and the squad have coped admirably.
No-one will be looking forward to playing us that's for sure. The 3 goals against in 15 games says it all. I am sure the players will be spending a lot of time practising penalties from now on until May 26th!! Anything could happen....
OpenALL hOURS laughable criticism of Penn. As others have said he's been absolutely key to the turnaround. He was immense today and he'll be hurting all over from the physical impact of today's game. I thought Montrose also did well today but it was a heroic all round team performance to grind out another win. Yes, it's not pretty but losing your two top scorers with a dozen games left isn't ideal. The manager and the squad have coped admirably. No-one will be looking forward to playing us that's for sure. The 3 goals against in 15 games says it all. I am sure the players will be spending a lot of time practising penalties from now on until May 26th!! Anything could happen.... Peppa07
  • Score: 16

12:42am Tue 22 Apr 14

pip007 says...

I'll take 1-0 wins all day long, but just out of interest anyone know when was the last time we came from behind to win a match? I have a crap memory, have we done it this season?
I'll take 1-0 wins all day long, but just out of interest anyone know when was the last time we came from behind to win a match? I have a crap memory, have we done it this season? pip007
  • Score: 1

12:51am Tue 22 Apr 14

pip007 says...

pip007 wrote:
I'll take 1-0 wins all day long, but just out of interest anyone know when was the last time we came from behind to win a match? I have a crap memory, have we done it this season?
Partly answering my own question. Not come from behind to win this season. Not sure when last time was.
[quote][p][bold]pip007[/bold] wrote: I'll take 1-0 wins all day long, but just out of interest anyone know when was the last time we came from behind to win a match? I have a crap memory, have we done it this season?[/p][/quote]Partly answering my own question. Not come from behind to win this season. Not sure when last time was. pip007
  • Score: 1

8:49am Tue 22 Apr 14

Proudyorkshireman says...

pip007 wrote:
pip007 wrote:
I'll take 1-0 wins all day long, but just out of interest anyone know when was the last time we came from behind to win a match? I have a crap memory, have we done it this season?
Partly answering my own question. Not come from behind to win this season. Not sure when last time was.
I think it was the playoff final v luton!
[quote][p][bold]pip007[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pip007[/bold] wrote: I'll take 1-0 wins all day long, but just out of interest anyone know when was the last time we came from behind to win a match? I have a crap memory, have we done it this season?[/p][/quote]Partly answering my own question. Not come from behind to win this season. Not sure when last time was.[/p][/quote]I think it was the playoff final v luton! Proudyorkshireman
  • Score: 3

9:03am Tue 22 Apr 14

Yorkie41 says...

Moyes has officially been sacked he never stood a chance.
Moyes has officially been sacked he never stood a chance. Yorkie41
  • Score: -1

9:12am Tue 22 Apr 14

born&breed says...

Do some people ever come to a game or do they just sit at home posting on here and winding people up with stupid comments?
How can you anyone be question Nigel and the team - the performances since the turn of the year have been unquestionable - Nigel stated what he wanted in January, the board backed his judgements - the side now has a spine which is the main reason for the success - Pope, McCombe, Lowe, Penn and Reed great signings and I believe one of the main reasons for the success we've had. As a squad they have been fantastic - I say squad because players such as Andrew, Bowman, Platt, Allen and Montrose have played in part in the run we have put together - any of these players would hold down a place in the side - excellent for the Club. As the sign in the Longhurst states - 'Fight and Passion' - we have both. In Nigel we trust - to all those who called for his head, please crawl away back under your stone.
Do some people ever come to a game or do they just sit at home posting on here and winding people up with stupid comments? How can you anyone be question Nigel and the team - the performances since the turn of the year have been unquestionable - Nigel stated what he wanted in January, the board backed his judgements - the side now has a spine which is the main reason for the success - Pope, McCombe, Lowe, Penn and Reed great signings and I believe one of the main reasons for the success we've had. As a squad they have been fantastic - I say squad because players such as Andrew, Bowman, Platt, Allen and Montrose have played in part in the run we have put together - any of these players would hold down a place in the side - excellent for the Club. As the sign in the Longhurst states - 'Fight and Passion' - we have both. In Nigel we trust - to all those who called for his head, please crawl away back under your stone. born&breed
  • Score: 7

9:14am Tue 22 Apr 14

NottsExile says...

Yorkie41 wrote:
Moyes has officially been sacked he never stood a chance.
I agree. I have never been a fan of that team but I really think that the previous manager saw the writing on the wall as far as the ageing squad was concerned and he got out before the same fate befell him as has now happened to Moyes.
A very shrewd and clever move by Ferguson so as to avoid the tag of ultimate failure, but the seeds had already been sown.

I really am pleased to support a club like ours because we graft and work hard to achieve. Buying success is glamorous and exciting but honest, old-fashioned husbandry of a club brings more of a genuine sense of pleasure and achievement when it goes well.

I wonder how many Premier League players sign autographs and chat with supporters on match day?

Give me York City ANY DAY OF THE WEEK. It makes me truly proud.
[quote][p][bold]Yorkie41[/bold] wrote: Moyes has officially been sacked he never stood a chance.[/p][/quote]I agree. I have never been a fan of that team but I really think that the previous manager saw the writing on the wall as far as the ageing squad was concerned and he got out before the same fate befell him as has now happened to Moyes. A very shrewd and clever move by Ferguson so as to avoid the tag of ultimate failure, but the seeds had already been sown. I really am pleased to support a club like ours because we graft and work hard to achieve. Buying success is glamorous and exciting but honest, old-fashioned husbandry of a club brings more of a genuine sense of pleasure and achievement when it goes well. I wonder how many Premier League players sign autographs and chat with supporters on match day? Give me York City ANY DAY OF THE WEEK. It makes me truly proud. NottsExile
  • Score: 18

10:22am Tue 22 Apr 14

FortessBC says...

born&breed wrote:
Do some people ever come to a game or do they just sit at home posting on here and winding people up with stupid comments?
How can you anyone be question Nigel and the team - the performances since the turn of the year have been unquestionable - Nigel stated what he wanted in January, the board backed his judgements - the side now has a spine which is the main reason for the success - Pope, McCombe, Lowe, Penn and Reed great signings and I believe one of the main reasons for the success we've had. As a squad they have been fantastic - I say squad because players such as Andrew, Bowman, Platt, Allen and Montrose have played in part in the run we have put together - any of these players would hold down a place in the side - excellent for the Club. As the sign in the Longhurst states - 'Fight and Passion' - we have both. In Nigel we trust - to all those who called for his head, please crawl away back under your stone.
Well said. Agree totally with your comments. Here's some interesting stats.
After 22 games W4 D10 L8 goals against 29 Points 22
After 44 games W17 D16 L11 goals against 39 Points 67
I think that says it all, what a transformation, only 10 goals conceded in 22 games. NW has galvanised this squad and the team ethic is clear to see on the pitch. Happy days
[quote][p][bold]born&breed[/bold] wrote: Do some people ever come to a game or do they just sit at home posting on here and winding people up with stupid comments? How can you anyone be question Nigel and the team - the performances since the turn of the year have been unquestionable - Nigel stated what he wanted in January, the board backed his judgements - the side now has a spine which is the main reason for the success - Pope, McCombe, Lowe, Penn and Reed great signings and I believe one of the main reasons for the success we've had. As a squad they have been fantastic - I say squad because players such as Andrew, Bowman, Platt, Allen and Montrose have played in part in the run we have put together - any of these players would hold down a place in the side - excellent for the Club. As the sign in the Longhurst states - 'Fight and Passion' - we have both. In Nigel we trust - to all those who called for his head, please crawl away back under your stone.[/p][/quote]Well said. Agree totally with your comments. Here's some interesting stats. After 22 games W4 D10 L8 goals against 29 Points 22 After 44 games W17 D16 L11 goals against 39 Points 67 I think that says it all, what a transformation, only 10 goals conceded in 22 games. NW has galvanised this squad and the team ethic is clear to see on the pitch. Happy days FortessBC
  • Score: 6

10:39am Tue 22 Apr 14

nomorenursing says...

I did query the MotM award as did quite a few around me at the time. However, CA was flat out on his back at the final whistle and epitomised the fighting spirit and sheer determination of the team. Anyone of the outfield players could have got the nod for me, even though I was screaming for them to play the ball to feet instead of hoofing to a Bury player. As others have already stated here, I think Bury were much better at building play up and were a tad unlucky to have lost... but hey! That's football folks. I have also thought that Hayhurst has looked out of sorts recently and without Carson and Fletcher we don't have that extra outlet at the moment. I'm sure NW will tweak the side for the last two league games before our final push in the play-offs.
I did query the MotM award as did quite a few around me at the time. However, CA was flat out on his back at the final whistle and epitomised the fighting spirit and sheer determination of the team. Anyone of the outfield players could have got the nod for me, even though I was screaming for them to play the ball to feet instead of hoofing to a Bury player. As others have already stated here, I think Bury were much better at building play up and were a tad unlucky to have lost... but hey! That's football folks. I have also thought that Hayhurst has looked out of sorts recently and without Carson and Fletcher we don't have that extra outlet at the moment. I'm sure NW will tweak the side for the last two league games before our final push in the play-offs. nomorenursing
  • Score: 1

10:40am Tue 22 Apr 14

the-e-man says...

yorkandproud wrote:
Well done again today lads. Calvin Andrew has been a shrewd signing, since injuries to Wes and Josh. He wins just about everything in the air, and is a real handful. Almost got his first goal for the club with a great shot, equally well saved. Coulson ran himself into the ground too. Sadly Hayhurst looks out of form, and nearly cost us a goal , giving the ball away needlessly more than once. Nice to see Montrose back in the starting line up too. He breaks things up. Well onwards to Saturday. Don't forget folks, tickets limited for last game at Scunny. I've got mine. Might buy some more and do some touting at Scunthorpe. COYR.
Could not agree more. Andrew was as you say (and as I have previuously said) a real handful. At times Rochdale put two men on him , one to block him and the other to try and head the ball. It is just a shame he does not score more goals but I suppose if he did he would not be playing League 2 football. He does need more support particularly from midfield. Coulson put in another good shift with 101% endeavour but Penn and Montrose did not appear to want to get too far forward. Neither of them appeared to want to get in front of either Coulson or Andrew to take advantage of Andrew's superiority in the air. However, I suppose that is NW's game plan and he more or less says so. Keep it tight, keep men behind the ball , do not concede a goal and take the odd chance that is bound to come along.
I do not see how NW can be critisised seeing how far he has taken the club but I just hope that in the close season he signs a good skillful player who can pull the strings in midfield . Having said that I have no critisism of either Penn or Montrose who were superb in doing the job NW asked of them.
[quote][p][bold]yorkandproud[/bold] wrote: Well done again today lads. Calvin Andrew has been a shrewd signing, since injuries to Wes and Josh. He wins just about everything in the air, and is a real handful. Almost got his first goal for the club with a great shot, equally well saved. Coulson ran himself into the ground too. Sadly Hayhurst looks out of form, and nearly cost us a goal , giving the ball away needlessly more than once. Nice to see Montrose back in the starting line up too. He breaks things up. Well onwards to Saturday. Don't forget folks, tickets limited for last game at Scunny. I've got mine. Might buy some more and do some touting at Scunthorpe. COYR.[/p][/quote]Could not agree more. Andrew was as you say (and as I have previuously said) a real handful. At times Rochdale put two men on him , one to block him and the other to try and head the ball. It is just a shame he does not score more goals but I suppose if he did he would not be playing League 2 football. He does need more support particularly from midfield. Coulson put in another good shift with 101% endeavour but Penn and Montrose did not appear to want to get too far forward. Neither of them appeared to want to get in front of either Coulson or Andrew to take advantage of Andrew's superiority in the air. However, I suppose that is NW's game plan and he more or less says so. Keep it tight, keep men behind the ball , do not concede a goal and take the odd chance that is bound to come along. I do not see how NW can be critisised seeing how far he has taken the club but I just hope that in the close season he signs a good skillful player who can pull the strings in midfield . Having said that I have no critisism of either Penn or Montrose who were superb in doing the job NW asked of them. the-e-man
  • Score: 4

11:25am Tue 22 Apr 14

ringroad says...

joejamestom wrote:
Very intense game with what appeared to me to be a very biased referee from where we sat, despite this a very hard working City held on to the lead though we sat back on occasion with no one up front inviting pressure still the table does not lie we look likely to have an extended season & who would have thought that back before Christmas. Well done incredible game to come on Saturday.
As a neutral watching the game I thought the referee was good and impartial, he made, as they do some mistakes but it went both ways.
[quote][p][bold]joejamestom[/bold] wrote: Very intense game with what appeared to me to be a very biased referee from where we sat, despite this a very hard working City held on to the lead though we sat back on occasion with no one up front inviting pressure still the table does not lie we look likely to have an extended season & who would have thought that back before Christmas. Well done incredible game to come on Saturday.[/p][/quote]As a neutral watching the game I thought the referee was good and impartial, he made, as they do some mistakes but it went both ways. ringroad
  • Score: 0

11:28am Tue 22 Apr 14

Southern Exile says...

ringroad wrote:
joejamestom wrote:
Very intense game with what appeared to me to be a very biased referee from where we sat, despite this a very hard working City held on to the lead though we sat back on occasion with no one up front inviting pressure still the table does not lie we look likely to have an extended season & who would have thought that back before Christmas. Well done incredible game to come on Saturday.
As a neutral watching the game I thought the referee was good and impartial, he made, as they do some mistakes but it went both ways.
No, he was useless, just not biased thankfully, he was far too easily influences by crowd and players, he missed tonnes of decisions...
[quote][p][bold]ringroad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]joejamestom[/bold] wrote: Very intense game with what appeared to me to be a very biased referee from where we sat, despite this a very hard working City held on to the lead though we sat back on occasion with no one up front inviting pressure still the table does not lie we look likely to have an extended season & who would have thought that back before Christmas. Well done incredible game to come on Saturday.[/p][/quote]As a neutral watching the game I thought the referee was good and impartial, he made, as they do some mistakes but it went both ways.[/p][/quote]No, he was useless, just not biased thankfully, he was far too easily influences by crowd and players, he missed tonnes of decisions... Southern Exile
  • Score: 4

11:30am Tue 22 Apr 14

Southern Exile says...

Southern Exile wrote:
ringroad wrote:
joejamestom wrote:
Very intense game with what appeared to me to be a very biased referee from where we sat, despite this a very hard working City held on to the lead though we sat back on occasion with no one up front inviting pressure still the table does not lie we look likely to have an extended season & who would have thought that back before Christmas. Well done incredible game to come on Saturday.
As a neutral watching the game I thought the referee was good and impartial, he made, as they do some mistakes but it went both ways.
No, he was useless, just not biased thankfully, he was far too easily influences by crowd and players, he missed tonnes of decisions...
Oooops... I was referring to Oxford...
[quote][p][bold]Southern Exile[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ringroad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]joejamestom[/bold] wrote: Very intense game with what appeared to me to be a very biased referee from where we sat, despite this a very hard working City held on to the lead though we sat back on occasion with no one up front inviting pressure still the table does not lie we look likely to have an extended season & who would have thought that back before Christmas. Well done incredible game to come on Saturday.[/p][/quote]As a neutral watching the game I thought the referee was good and impartial, he made, as they do some mistakes but it went both ways.[/p][/quote]No, he was useless, just not biased thankfully, he was far too easily influences by crowd and players, he missed tonnes of decisions...[/p][/quote]Oooops... I was referring to Oxford... Southern Exile
  • Score: 0

12:00pm Tue 22 Apr 14

DavidBu says...

FortessBC wrote:
born&breed wrote:
Do some people ever come to a game or do they just sit at home posting on here and winding people up with stupid comments?
How can you anyone be question Nigel and the team - the performances since the turn of the year have been unquestionable - Nigel stated what he wanted in January, the board backed his judgements - the side now has a spine which is the main reason for the success - Pope, McCombe, Lowe, Penn and Reed great signings and I believe one of the main reasons for the success we've had. As a squad they have been fantastic - I say squad because players such as Andrew, Bowman, Platt, Allen and Montrose have played in part in the run we have put together - any of these players would hold down a place in the side - excellent for the Club. As the sign in the Longhurst states - 'Fight and Passion' - we have both. In Nigel we trust - to all those who called for his head, please crawl away back under your stone.
Well said. Agree totally with your comments. Here's some interesting stats.
After 22 games W4 D10 L8 goals against 29 Points 22
After 44 games W17 D16 L11 goals against 39 Points 67
I think that says it all, what a transformation, only 10 goals conceded in 22 games. NW has galvanised this squad and the team ethic is clear to see on the pitch. Happy days
That's it, precisely. Since the turn of the year we have collected points at a rate equating with around 100 points for the whole season, a division - topping tally. That is a never to be repeated sort of performance and I never stop telling that to anyone and everyone I meet in the street.
Generally, I don't see how we are goling to miss the playoffs cut after the Bury result. Never mind two goals, it's conceivable that we could get there with just one goal from these final three games. We now have the arm-chewing (never mind the fingers) prospect of us going ahead 5 mins into the first leg and then defending for 175 mins. over two legs!
[quote][p][bold]FortessBC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]born&breed[/bold] wrote: Do some people ever come to a game or do they just sit at home posting on here and winding people up with stupid comments? How can you anyone be question Nigel and the team - the performances since the turn of the year have been unquestionable - Nigel stated what he wanted in January, the board backed his judgements - the side now has a spine which is the main reason for the success - Pope, McCombe, Lowe, Penn and Reed great signings and I believe one of the main reasons for the success we've had. As a squad they have been fantastic - I say squad because players such as Andrew, Bowman, Platt, Allen and Montrose have played in part in the run we have put together - any of these players would hold down a place in the side - excellent for the Club. As the sign in the Longhurst states - 'Fight and Passion' - we have both. In Nigel we trust - to all those who called for his head, please crawl away back under your stone.[/p][/quote]Well said. Agree totally with your comments. Here's some interesting stats. After 22 games W4 D10 L8 goals against 29 Points 22 After 44 games W17 D16 L11 goals against 39 Points 67 I think that says it all, what a transformation, only 10 goals conceded in 22 games. NW has galvanised this squad and the team ethic is clear to see on the pitch. Happy days[/p][/quote]That's it, precisely. Since the turn of the year we have collected points at a rate equating with around 100 points for the whole season, a division - topping tally. That is a never to be repeated sort of performance and I never stop telling that to anyone and everyone I meet in the street. Generally, I don't see how we are goling to miss the playoffs cut after the Bury result. Never mind two goals, it's conceivable that we could get there with just one goal from these final three games. We now have the arm-chewing (never mind the fingers) prospect of us going ahead 5 mins into the first leg and then defending for 175 mins. over two legs! DavidBu
  • Score: 7

12:16pm Tue 22 Apr 14

The Legend Of Keith says...

An excellent bank holiday return for York and a great effort from the players, the back room staff and all the supports.

Yet again, we enter the climax of the season with our fate in our own hands, but this year it is for all the right reasons. Looking at the remaining league fixtures I cannot see us missing out on a play-off spot, but, it is extremely important that we keep our fine run going in the final two games. This is not the time to get sloppy or lose focus and I am sure NW won't let that happen.

As for the play-off's, every York fan knows what a roller coaster it is. Where-as in the conference we always felt the "need" to go up as we all believed we are a league club, there is less pressure here (of sorts) as if we do go up, it'll just be serving to prove what a wonderful league club we really are!

COYR.
An excellent bank holiday return for York and a great effort from the players, the back room staff and all the supports. Yet again, we enter the climax of the season with our fate in our own hands, but this year it is for all the right reasons. Looking at the remaining league fixtures I cannot see us missing out on a play-off spot, but, it is extremely important that we keep our fine run going in the final two games. This is not the time to get sloppy or lose focus and I am sure NW won't let that happen. As for the play-off's, every York fan knows what a roller coaster it is. Where-as in the conference we always felt the "need" to go up as we all believed we are a league club, there is less pressure here (of sorts) as if we do go up, it'll just be serving to prove what a wonderful league club we really are! COYR. The Legend Of Keith
  • Score: 6

12:19pm Tue 22 Apr 14

A Bottom says...

openallhours wrote:
Thank goodness we won today - a fair few posters on here were wanting Worthington sacked when we lost at their place in December. We sorely miss Carson and Fletcher, and Adam Reed looks nothing like the player he was last season. Russell Penn is not good enough for us in my opinion, but it was good to see Montrose back in the side as we've missed a midfielder of his stature. Pope was as reliable as ever, and despite yet another unconvincing home performance, the 3 points are all that matters.
What a cheerful chappie you are Arkwright.
Lighten up for goodness sake.
WE are on our way to Wemberley!!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]openallhours[/bold] wrote: Thank goodness we won today - a fair few posters on here were wanting Worthington sacked when we lost at their place in December. We sorely miss Carson and Fletcher, and Adam Reed looks nothing like the player he was last season. Russell Penn is not good enough for us in my opinion, but it was good to see Montrose back in the side as we've missed a midfielder of his stature. Pope was as reliable as ever, and despite yet another unconvincing home performance, the 3 points are all that matters.[/p][/quote]What a cheerful chappie you are Arkwright. Lighten up for goodness sake. WE are on our way to Wemberley!!!!!!! A Bottom
  • Score: 8

12:28pm Tue 22 Apr 14

YorkCityLuke says...

I'm glad the Press report gave Ben Davies their MotM - I would have done too, and probably would have done the same for the Oxford game. Unquestionably the most improved member of our squad in my opinion.
I'm glad the Press report gave Ben Davies their MotM - I would have done too, and probably would have done the same for the Oxford game. Unquestionably the most improved member of our squad in my opinion. YorkCityLuke
  • Score: 13

3:09pm Tue 22 Apr 14

North Lincs Minsterman says...

For one of the few times in my life I was wanting Scumthorpe to win on Saturday. Now we are on course to be the team to end their unbeaten run on May 3rd.

Russ Penn is not a pretty player. Not one to be spraying incisive passes around the park but that's not what NW got him to do. Hewas my MOM against Bury - he was a constant menace to their forward movement, holding up play, winning the ball, nagging. Also he makes Montrose a better player; Monty was being expected to do too much early in the season and wasn't ready for the responsibility.

When will City give us a game during which we can relax in the knowledge that it's safely won? Wembley? We can dream - sometimes they come true!
For one of the few times in my life I was wanting Scumthorpe to win on Saturday. Now we are on course to be the team to end their unbeaten run on May 3rd. Russ Penn is not a pretty player. Not one to be spraying incisive passes around the park but that's not what NW got him to do. Hewas my MOM against Bury - he was a constant menace to their forward movement, holding up play, winning the ball, nagging. Also he makes Montrose a better player; Monty was being expected to do too much early in the season and wasn't ready for the responsibility. When will City give us a game during which we can relax in the knowledge that it's safely won? Wembley? We can dream - sometimes they come true! North Lincs Minsterman
  • Score: 2

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