York City beaten 2-0 at Plymouth Argyle in npower League Two

GOALS in the last minute of each half saw York City crash 2-0 at Plymouth Argyle in npower League Two.

A Jamal Fyfield own goal on the stroke of half-time put the Minstermen on the back foot at Argyle's Home Park base.

Second-half substitute Chadwick then made sure of the points with a second goal on 90 minutes.

Gary Mills' City side are now 14th in the League Two table, six points off the play-off places and nine clear of the relegation zone.

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5:19pm Sat 8 Dec 12

redbluelion says...

And so starts the slide down the league..why is it one game they play great the next they play so crap..with not a shot on target..
And so starts the slide down the league..why is it one game they play great the next they play so crap..with not a shot on target.. redbluelion
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5:21pm Sat 8 Dec 12

BruceBenton says...

Poor.
Poor. BruceBenton
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5:25pm Sat 8 Dec 12

Burkett swish pack says...

Well it's quite simple.......
There's only one thing for it before we slide back to the "district pub league".
What do we think ?
Anybody know Dennis Smith's mobile number ?
I see Smith scored for the "coin chuckers"
Hey ho here's the local league derby with Harrogate, town or railway ?
And just to finish on......
We're all doomed.
Well it's quite simple....... There's only one thing for it before we slide back to the "district pub league". What do we think ? Anybody know Dennis Smith's mobile number ? I see Smith scored for the "coin chuckers" Hey ho here's the local league derby with Harrogate, town or railway ? And just to finish on...... We're all doomed. Burkett swish pack
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5:31pm Sat 8 Dec 12

redbluelion says...

we need someone who can lift this team now..because i don't think mills has a clue in this league..he can't seem to motovate them..time for a change.
we need someone who can lift this team now..because i don't think mills has a clue in this league..he can't seem to motovate them..time for a change. redbluelion
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5:40pm Sat 8 Dec 12

YorkCityLuke says...

We're mid-table, pull yourselves together, some of you are embarassing. Yes, a very bad performance, but we're a way off a relegation battle yet. I don't know when people started assuming we should automatically be beating any of the teams in this league, but personally I would have taken mid-table at Christmas. Keep it together!
We're mid-table, pull yourselves together, some of you are embarassing. Yes, a very bad performance, but we're a way off a relegation battle yet. I don't know when people started assuming we should automatically be beating any of the teams in this league, but personally I would have taken mid-table at Christmas. Keep it together! YorkCityLuke
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5:42pm Sat 8 Dec 12

PhilR@Strike says...

As always, predictably inconsistent I'm afraid. Can beat a top team one week, then lose against a bottom team the very next game! I could make a mint if I could bring myself to bet against York! :(
As always, predictably inconsistent I'm afraid. Can beat a top team one week, then lose against a bottom team the very next game! I could make a mint if I could bring myself to bet against York! :( PhilR@Strike
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5:43pm Sat 8 Dec 12

headhunter100 says...

Mmmmm no shots on target , makes me smile
Mmmmm no shots on target , makes me smile headhunter100
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5:43pm Sat 8 Dec 12

bartsimmo says...

we will never amount to anything in the league with a team of conference players, whilst decent league players are farmed out on loan, credible goalscorers sat on the bench week after week whilst misfirers still maintain their places, utilising an increasingly unsuccessful formation that the manager is too stubborn to ditch.

If I was Potts I would hope to leave the club along with Reed and go to a team where your services will be idolised on a weekly basis. The two of them only get 60 minute chances to perform after a great performance unlike the managers love children who when dropped are really just so he can rest them but he makes out he is giving the others a chance.

Sorry Mr Mills but your cards could be marked unless you start treating all the players fairly.
we will never amount to anything in the league with a team of conference players, whilst decent league players are farmed out on loan, credible goalscorers sat on the bench week after week whilst misfirers still maintain their places, utilising an increasingly unsuccessful formation that the manager is too stubborn to ditch. If I was Potts I would hope to leave the club along with Reed and go to a team where your services will be idolised on a weekly basis. The two of them only get 60 minute chances to perform after a great performance unlike the managers love children who when dropped are really just so he can rest them but he makes out he is giving the others a chance. Sorry Mr Mills but your cards could be marked unless you start treating all the players fairly. bartsimmo
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5:51pm Sat 8 Dec 12

Ycfc85 says...

Moronic comments. Mills out when we're mid table?! Joke knee jerk reactions
Moronic comments. Mills out when we're mid table?! Joke knee jerk reactions Ycfc85
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5:52pm Sat 8 Dec 12

PhilR@Strike says...

BBC Sport said we had one shot on target? Assuming this was out own goal? Not happy at all!
BBC Sport said we had one shot on target? Assuming this was out own goal? Not happy at all! PhilR@Strike
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6:03pm Sat 8 Dec 12

redbluelion says...

the happy clappers on here will still happy clap us all the way back to the bsbp..time for change and the time is now..sort it out mills or leave..lets have someone who can lift the team when we play badly like today..and in most of the home games we lost..sick of it..
the happy clappers on here will still happy clap us all the way back to the bsbp..time for change and the time is now..sort it out mills or leave..lets have someone who can lift the team when we play badly like today..and in most of the home games we lost..sick of it.. redbluelion
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6:10pm Sat 8 Dec 12

A Bottom says...

Oh dear, Oh dear the trolls are getting worse and worse! What can we do ?? We're doomed.
Oh dear, Oh dear the trolls are getting worse and worse! What can we do ?? We're doomed. A Bottom
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6:19pm Sat 8 Dec 12

A Bottom says...

bartsimmo wrote:
we will never amount to anything in the league with a team of conference players, whilst decent league players are farmed out on loan, credible goalscorers sat on the bench week after week whilst misfirers still maintain their places, utilising an increasingly unsuccessful formation that the manager is too stubborn to ditch.

If I was Potts I would hope to leave the club along with Reed and go to a team where your services will be idolised on a weekly basis. The two of them only get 60 minute chances to perform after a great performance unlike the managers love children who when dropped are really just so he can rest them but he makes out he is giving the others a chance.

Sorry Mr Mills but your cards could be marked unless you start treating all the players fairly.
What a load of Rubbish!!!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]bartsimmo[/bold] wrote: we will never amount to anything in the league with a team of conference players, whilst decent league players are farmed out on loan, credible goalscorers sat on the bench week after week whilst misfirers still maintain their places, utilising an increasingly unsuccessful formation that the manager is too stubborn to ditch. If I was Potts I would hope to leave the club along with Reed and go to a team where your services will be idolised on a weekly basis. The two of them only get 60 minute chances to perform after a great performance unlike the managers love children who when dropped are really just so he can rest them but he makes out he is giving the others a chance. Sorry Mr Mills but your cards could be marked unless you start treating all the players fairly.[/p][/quote]What a load of Rubbish!!!!!!!! A Bottom
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6:22pm Sat 8 Dec 12

bill bailey says...

Rather drastic comments posted.if what some of you say the manager have blue eyed boys ,then that needs addressing by the chairman. its not good for team spirit,a manager should be close to his men to know what makes them tick ,but distance himself from being too cosy with them. some of the comments on here is not good for those who run the club.stop and think before you get overheated,
Rather drastic comments posted.if what some of you say the manager have blue eyed boys ,then that needs addressing by the chairman. its not good for team spirit,a manager should be close to his men to know what makes them tick ,but distance himself from being too cosy with them. some of the comments on here is not good for those who run the club.stop and think before you get overheated, bill bailey
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6:37pm Sat 8 Dec 12

roobarb85 says...

I only listened to the game on the radio, but the comments re Potts and Reed seem difficult to refute.

Evidence, your honour?

Exhibit 1 : inability (yet again) to score against a team that has let in loads (just as with Wimbledon and 10 man Northampton)

Exhibit 2: Player comes into team for first time in the season and scores twice in his first half of play. His reward - carping comments in midweek and hooked off after an hour in the next game.

Exhibit 3 : Player who can consistently score - irrespective of his ungainly style - only gets part games from the bench in a team that's short on goals.

Exhibit 4 : In the meantime, players who've not been able to score regularly for months get consistent starting spots

Ok Mr Mills may be a half way decent boss, and YCFC will probably survive this season, but on the evidence above you have to question his man management and decision making just now.

Any evidence for the defence?
I only listened to the game on the radio, but the comments re Potts and Reed seem difficult to refute. Evidence, your honour? Exhibit 1 : inability (yet again) to score against a team that has let in loads (just as with Wimbledon and 10 man Northampton) Exhibit 2: Player comes into team for first time in the season and scores twice in his first half of play. His reward - carping comments in midweek and hooked off after an hour in the next game. Exhibit 3 : Player who can consistently score - irrespective of his ungainly style - only gets part games from the bench in a team that's short on goals. Exhibit 4 : In the meantime, players who've not been able to score regularly for months get consistent starting spots Ok Mr Mills may be a half way decent boss, and YCFC will probably survive this season, but on the evidence above you have to question his man management and decision making just now. Any evidence for the defence? roobarb85
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6:38pm Sat 8 Dec 12

minstermen says...

mid table is very respectable for a team
that has just come up via the play offs
the january transfer market will will see if
we are to progress this season
i for one would like to push the boat out
and get matt from kidderminster plus
another back up striker ,i think we have enough quality and depth in the rest
of the squad ,oh by the way get the lad
back from harrogate who scored another
2 goals today
mid table is very respectable for a team that has just come up via the play offs the january transfer market will will see if we are to progress this season i for one would like to push the boat out and get matt from kidderminster plus another back up striker ,i think we have enough quality and depth in the rest of the squad ,oh by the way get the lad back from harrogate who scored another 2 goals today minstermen
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6:42pm Sat 8 Dec 12

cityforthepremier says...

Some of the fans were a disgrace today, short memorys, look where the team is in the table, if we had drawn today & last week we would have been 1 point better off, but we won last week & lost this week, so for 1 point lost people are their stood abusing the players & staff from the stands at the final whistle, call yourself fans travelling all that way to do that. Absolute disgrace!
Some of the fans were a disgrace today, short memorys, look where the team is in the table, if we had drawn today & last week we would have been 1 point better off, but we won last week & lost this week, so for 1 point lost people are their stood abusing the players & staff from the stands at the final whistle, call yourself fans travelling all that way to do that. Absolute disgrace! cityforthepremier
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6:51pm Sat 8 Dec 12

A Bottom says...

cityforthepremier wrote:
Some of the fans were a disgrace today, short memorys, look where the team is in the table, if we had drawn today & last week we would have been 1 point better off, but we won last week & lost this week, so for 1 point lost people are their stood abusing the players & staff from the stands at the final whistle, call yourself fans travelling all that way to do that. Absolute disgrace!
Unfortunately the negative grumps make the most noise!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]cityforthepremier[/bold] wrote: Some of the fans were a disgrace today, short memorys, look where the team is in the table, if we had drawn today & last week we would have been 1 point better off, but we won last week & lost this week, so for 1 point lost people are their stood abusing the players & staff from the stands at the final whistle, call yourself fans travelling all that way to do that. Absolute disgrace![/p][/quote]Unfortunately the negative grumps make the most noise!!!!!! A Bottom
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6:54pm Sat 8 Dec 12

long distance depressive says...

Mid table is not a major problem, the inconsistency and poor tactical/substitutio
n decisions are the issue. Going to a near 4-4-2 is OK but only if you keep some midfielders on the field. A couple of players have been charmed by their ability to do sod all yet remain in the team...we know who I mean. C'mon Mr Mills and take a look at the starting line up for Bristol next week. They are poor and suffering from injuries and suspensions so don't screw it up.
Mid table is not a major problem, the inconsistency and poor tactical/substitutio n decisions are the issue. Going to a near 4-4-2 is OK but only if you keep some midfielders on the field. A couple of players have been charmed by their ability to do sod all yet remain in the team...we know who I mean. C'mon Mr Mills and take a look at the starting line up for Bristol next week. They are poor and suffering from injuries and suspensions so don't screw it up. long distance depressive
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7:07pm Sat 8 Dec 12

headhunter100 says...

Also there is a young lad who missed his chance to get in the Youth Team who was an excellent striker, been through the academy and has so much sand an eye for a taget but will lose this skill now, as playing in a lower legue, another one Mr Mills never saw and Mr Torpey knew best !!
Also there is a young lad who missed his chance to get in the Youth Team who was an excellent striker, been through the academy and has so much sand an eye for a taget but will lose this skill now, as playing in a lower legue, another one Mr Mills never saw and Mr Torpey knew best !! headhunter100
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7:12pm Sat 8 Dec 12

cityforthepremier says...

headhunter100 wrote:
Also there is a young lad who missed his chance to get in the Youth Team who was an excellent striker, been through the academy and has so much sand an eye for a taget but will lose this skill now, as playing in a lower legue, another one Mr Mills never saw and Mr Torpey knew best !!
Another bitter person form a player rejected by York City by any chance? Who's the player then?
[quote][p][bold]headhunter100[/bold] wrote: Also there is a young lad who missed his chance to get in the Youth Team who was an excellent striker, been through the academy and has so much sand an eye for a taget but will lose this skill now, as playing in a lower legue, another one Mr Mills never saw and Mr Torpey knew best !![/p][/quote]Another bitter person form a player rejected by York City by any chance? Who's the player then? cityforthepremier
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7:13pm Sat 8 Dec 12

arsene.about.york says...

YorkCityLuke wrote:
We're mid-table, pull yourselves together, some of you are embarassing. Yes, a very bad performance, but we're a way off a relegation battle yet. I don't know when people started assuming we should automatically be beating any of the teams in this league, but personally I would have taken mid-table at Christmas. Keep it together!
It's not christmas yet. We still have home games against struggling ( until they play us ) Bristol Rovers and champions elect Gillingham as well as difficult away trips to Chesterfield and Fleetwood. After that we will probably be facing the second half of the season with a real battle on our hands. OH DEAR
[quote][p][bold]YorkCityLuke[/bold] wrote: We're mid-table, pull yourselves together, some of you are embarassing. Yes, a very bad performance, but we're a way off a relegation battle yet. I don't know when people started assuming we should automatically be beating any of the teams in this league, but personally I would have taken mid-table at Christmas. Keep it together![/p][/quote]It's not christmas yet. We still have home games against struggling ( until they play us ) Bristol Rovers and champions elect Gillingham as well as difficult away trips to Chesterfield and Fleetwood. After that we will probably be facing the second half of the season with a real battle on our hands. OH DEAR arsene.about.york
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7:20pm Sat 8 Dec 12

Fatsober says...

It is all very well saying we're mid-table and we'd have all taken that this time last year, who wouldn't? However some of the performances have been some of the worst I have seen. If we keep that up we wont be mid table for long. The issues/problems need facing up to and sorting out now rather than later when we really are in trouble.

Secondly does anyone get the impression all is not well behind the scenes? I would imagine that this sort of thing will only come out when Gary goes - be it next week or next year - but I just have the feeling that there is perhaps a bit too much of the bad side of Cloughie about him. Both Smith and Bullock on loan (falling out apparently and the latter desperate to stay at Luton), the falling out with Blanchett some issue between him and Swallow last year, Carlisle shown the door even with time left on his contract, and players constantly out of position and clearly not happy. Is it a case of "my way or the highway" and those who don't fall into line are shipped out or just vanish into obscurity. There have been more and more on-pitch spats between players..so something isn't right somewhere.

Old Big Head could get away with that in his early years because he could (usually) back it up and was usually right, but is Mills?
It is all very well saying we're mid-table and we'd have all taken that this time last year, who wouldn't? However some of the performances have been some of the worst I have seen. If we keep that up we wont be mid table for long. The issues/problems need facing up to and sorting out now rather than later when we really are in trouble. Secondly does anyone get the impression all is not well behind the scenes? I would imagine that this sort of thing will only come out when Gary goes - be it next week or next year - but I just have the feeling that there is perhaps a bit too much of the bad side of Cloughie about him. Both Smith and Bullock on loan (falling out apparently and the latter desperate to stay at Luton), the falling out with Blanchett some issue between him and Swallow last year, Carlisle shown the door even with time left on his contract, and players constantly out of position and clearly not happy. Is it a case of "my way or the highway" and those who don't fall into line are shipped out or just vanish into obscurity. There have been more and more on-pitch spats between players..so something isn't right somewhere. Old Big Head could get away with that in his early years because he could (usually) back it up and was usually right, but is Mills? Fatsober
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7:25pm Sat 8 Dec 12

headhunter100 says...

No, not bitter, I do scouting,, been to watch this kid, want to keep following him, lots of potential but not enough training, defenders nightmare
No, not bitter, I do scouting,, been to watch this kid, want to keep following him, lots of potential but not enough training, defenders nightmare headhunter100
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7:37pm Sat 8 Dec 12

cityforthepremier says...

headhunter100 wrote:
No, not bitter, I do scouting,, been to watch this kid, want to keep following him, lots of potential but not enough training, defenders nightmare
Name the player then? I will tell you if he's any good, you. Don't need to be a scout to work that out.
[quote][p][bold]headhunter100[/bold] wrote: No, not bitter, I do scouting,, been to watch this kid, want to keep following him, lots of potential but not enough training, defenders nightmare[/p][/quote]Name the player then? I will tell you if he's any good, you. Don't need to be a scout to work that out. cityforthepremier
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7:46pm Sat 8 Dec 12

pip007 says...

We'll finish mid table. Probably bottom half. That means next year we'll be in League 2. Again. And over the last 8 years we would have given everything to be able to say that.
We'll finish mid table. Probably bottom half. That means next year we'll be in League 2. Again. And over the last 8 years we would have given everything to be able to say that. pip007
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7:48pm Sat 8 Dec 12

pip007 says...

Memo to York Press: Reverse-order the postings. Latest postings should go at the top not at the bottom.
Memo to York Press: Reverse-order the postings. Latest postings should go at the top not at the bottom. pip007
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7:49pm Sat 8 Dec 12

jumbojet says...

Any fan who travels all the way to Plymouth is entitled to make his/her feelings known to the team and the management, particularly after a dismal display, even the Arsenal Manager agrees with that, when his team was recently booed off the pitch. I listened via Radio York, and it sounded awful, with a Plymouth bass drum accompaniment to add to the drudgery. Something needs doing folks, the team is not working together, something is amiss, the happy faces seem to have gone even,no talking, no shouting, needs a meeting, sooner the better.
Any fan who travels all the way to Plymouth is entitled to make his/her feelings known to the team and the management, particularly after a dismal display, even the Arsenal Manager agrees with that, when his team was recently booed off the pitch. I listened via Radio York, and it sounded awful, with a Plymouth bass drum accompaniment to add to the drudgery. Something needs doing folks, the team is not working together, something is amiss, the happy faces seem to have gone even,no talking, no shouting, needs a meeting, sooner the better. jumbojet
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7:54pm Sat 8 Dec 12

OLD - HEAD says...

This result is not suprising really as the current York City team is totally lacking consistency. We seem incapable of stringing two good performances together. In fact to be honest we dont seem to be able to play well in both sessions of any one game. Of course we can play a bit, we saw that at Rochdale (for 45 minutes). So until the team learns to perform consistently well, fans will just have to expect performances like today. For at the end of the season most realistic supporters will just be pleased to see us clear of the bottom two. Not everyone was convinced when Mr Mills talked about back to back promotions.
This result is not suprising really as the current York City team is totally lacking consistency. We seem incapable of stringing two good performances together. In fact to be honest we dont seem to be able to play well in both sessions of any one game. Of course we can play a bit, we saw that at Rochdale (for 45 minutes). So until the team learns to perform consistently well, fans will just have to expect performances like today. For at the end of the season most realistic supporters will just be pleased to see us clear of the bottom two. Not everyone was convinced when Mr Mills talked about back to back promotions. OLD - HEAD
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7:55pm Sat 8 Dec 12

lifelong says...

Yes listening to Barry Parker this afternoon was hard work as City failed to mount many attacks and as for shots on goal well................
.But we are still mid table and I will not join those doom laden supporters who want to see wholesale changes including the removal of Manager Mills. That's just plain stupid. The team is capable of playing well as was seen at Rochdale and OK it was after the Lord Mayors Show today but isn't the team allowed an off day! Hands up those supporters who would have settled for our league position after the Wycombe opening game!!!!
Roll up next week and get behind the team and stop writing rubbish!
Yes listening to Barry Parker this afternoon was hard work as City failed to mount many attacks and as for shots on goal well................ .But we are still mid table and I will not join those doom laden supporters who want to see wholesale changes including the removal of Manager Mills. That's just plain stupid. The team is capable of playing well as was seen at Rochdale and OK it was after the Lord Mayors Show today but isn't the team allowed an off day! Hands up those supporters who would have settled for our league position after the Wycombe opening game!!!! Roll up next week and get behind the team and stop writing rubbish! lifelong
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8:01pm Sat 8 Dec 12

headhunter100 says...

Sorry no, I was just puttingin a comment from another comment re not using decent players , so I got my comment in about how the club works through the ranks . To me you know who I am talking about,now leave it, good outsanding player
Sorry no, I was just puttingin a comment from another comment re not using decent players , so I got my comment in about how the club works through the ranks . To me you know who I am talking about,now leave it, good outsanding player headhunter100
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8:02pm Sat 8 Dec 12

A Bottom says...

jumbojet wrote:
Any fan who travels all the way to Plymouth is entitled to make his/her feelings known to the team and the management, particularly after a dismal display, even the Arsenal Manager agrees with that, when his team was recently booed off the pitch. I listened via Radio York, and it sounded awful, with a Plymouth bass drum accompaniment to add to the drudgery. Something needs doing folks, the team is not working together, something is amiss, the happy faces seem to have gone even,no talking, no shouting, needs a meeting, sooner the better.
Why not apply for the job as manager, no doubt you would do a marvellous job!!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]jumbojet[/bold] wrote: Any fan who travels all the way to Plymouth is entitled to make his/her feelings known to the team and the management, particularly after a dismal display, even the Arsenal Manager agrees with that, when his team was recently booed off the pitch. I listened via Radio York, and it sounded awful, with a Plymouth bass drum accompaniment to add to the drudgery. Something needs doing folks, the team is not working together, something is amiss, the happy faces seem to have gone even,no talking, no shouting, needs a meeting, sooner the better.[/p][/quote]Why not apply for the job as manager, no doubt you would do a marvellous job!!!!!!! A Bottom
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8:26pm Sat 8 Dec 12

BruceBenton says...

In the first few mInutes the argyle players looked nervous and we should have taken the game to them.
Walker was always looking for the foul rather than concentrating on playing the ball.
Once argyle realised we were not playing they did all the chasing and we let them.
Paddy had a shot with his wrong foot that was always going wide and the argyle keeper only had one ball to stop heading for the net from a touch on
In the first few mInutes the argyle players looked nervous and we should have taken the game to them. Walker was always looking for the foul rather than concentrating on playing the ball. Once argyle realised we were not playing they did all the chasing and we let them. Paddy had a shot with his wrong foot that was always going wide and the argyle keeper only had one ball to stop heading for the net from a touch on BruceBenton
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8:31pm Sat 8 Dec 12

duffy says...

Ok my view, we are about where I thought we would be with this squad. Talk of going up again was optimistic at best when you actually looked at the team, we just don't have the turnover to sign the best players at this level. We started today with a total conference first 11 which worried me right from the start, for one reason or another not a single close season signing can make the first team.
We need strengthening right down the spine in January and that's probably going to mean letting the likes of Smith plus one or two others go, Matt won't sign for us with the other interest so I would forget that right now.
I think you would need to be blind to not see things are starting to go slightly backwards at this point but its not the time to panic and get rid of Mills. We stick together, get behind the players, and secure our place in the league for next season and then look at things in the summer. What I will say though is that next summers signings need to be a lot better.
Ok my view, we are about where I thought we would be with this squad. Talk of going up again was optimistic at best when you actually looked at the team, we just don't have the turnover to sign the best players at this level. We started today with a total conference first 11 which worried me right from the start, for one reason or another not a single close season signing can make the first team. We need strengthening right down the spine in January and that's probably going to mean letting the likes of Smith plus one or two others go, Matt won't sign for us with the other interest so I would forget that right now. I think you would need to be blind to not see things are starting to go slightly backwards at this point but its not the time to panic and get rid of Mills. We stick together, get behind the players, and secure our place in the league for next season and then look at things in the summer. What I will say though is that next summers signings need to be a lot better. duffy
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8:34pm Sat 8 Dec 12

jumbojet says...

If you were as good as your namesake, A Bottom, you would be very good, as I remember a 1955 FA Cup semi-final. Ref. me doing a 'marvellous job', I could have gone to Plymouth and lost 2-0, which is as good as Mr Mills did. Maybe a week on the Yorkshire Moors would inject some passion into the team, they need a kick up the 'aspect ratio', or a week in a chocolate factory close to BC, to see how others work for 40 or more hours to put bread on the table.
If you were as good as your namesake, A Bottom, you would be very good, as I remember a 1955 FA Cup semi-final. Ref. me doing a 'marvellous job', I could have gone to Plymouth and lost 2-0, which is as good as Mr Mills did. Maybe a week on the Yorkshire Moors would inject some passion into the team, they need a kick up the 'aspect ratio', or a week in a chocolate factory close to BC, to see how others work for 40 or more hours to put bread on the table. jumbojet
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8:52pm Sat 8 Dec 12

A Bottom says...

jumbojet wrote:
If you were as good as your namesake, A Bottom, you would be very good, as I remember a 1955 FA Cup semi-final. Ref. me doing a 'marvellous job', I could have gone to Plymouth and lost 2-0, which is as good as Mr Mills did. Maybe a week on the Yorkshire Moors would inject some passion into the team, they need a kick up the 'aspect ratio', or a week in a chocolate factory close to BC, to see how others work for 40 or more hours to put bread on the table.
Cheer up for goodness sake!!!!!!!! They don't know they're born nowadays, buy gum, them were the days!!!
[quote][p][bold]jumbojet[/bold] wrote: If you were as good as your namesake, A Bottom, you would be very good, as I remember a 1955 FA Cup semi-final. Ref. me doing a 'marvellous job', I could have gone to Plymouth and lost 2-0, which is as good as Mr Mills did. Maybe a week on the Yorkshire Moors would inject some passion into the team, they need a kick up the 'aspect ratio', or a week in a chocolate factory close to BC, to see how others work for 40 or more hours to put bread on the table.[/p][/quote]Cheer up for goodness sake!!!!!!!! They don't know they're born nowadays, buy gum, them were the days!!! A Bottom
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8:54pm Sat 8 Dec 12

duffy says...

The worry is now that a minority of fans seem to be turning against the team and Mr Mills, can't say I've heard of that away from home before. By all accounts he was again less than happy with this after the game.
The worry is now that a minority of fans seem to be turning against the team and Mr Mills, can't say I've heard of that away from home before. By all accounts he was again less than happy with this after the game. duffy
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9:26pm Sat 8 Dec 12

Edsoni says...

There are two many on here who are either trolls or totally lacking in backbone. First sign of difficulty - let's cut and run and sack the manager. For heaven's sake.
Nobody, least of all Mills, is saying that we don't have improvements to make.
For me I'd rather take the Everton route and create some continuity.
A poor performance yes amongst others. But do you really think it wise to make judgements on the basis of our "esteemed" radio reporter? Last week's penalty a travesty? Not according to Potts.
The lily-livered depressives would have four or five managers a season. If you think that's the way to build a club with the multiple pay-offs and staff turnover -perhaps you should be following Portsmouth or Hearts.
We can do better undoubtedly; but those jumping on the bandwagon and calling for change forget that we are not the richest of clubs but need to build slowly if we are to sustain progress built on proper foundations.
Those longing for lump it forward, lose possession, playground football do not represent my views. Neither do those calling for anything other than positive support of our manager although I do appreciate the constructive criticisms we see from the more thoughtful contributors. Panic? How does that help? Now more than ever we need to live up to the name of supporters.
There are two many on here who are either trolls or totally lacking in backbone. First sign of difficulty - let's cut and run and sack the manager. For heaven's sake. Nobody, least of all Mills, is saying that we don't have improvements to make. For me I'd rather take the Everton route and create some continuity. A poor performance yes amongst others. But do you really think it wise to make judgements on the basis of our "esteemed" radio reporter? Last week's penalty a travesty? Not according to Potts. The lily-livered depressives would have four or five managers a season. If you think that's the way to build a club with the multiple pay-offs and staff turnover -perhaps you should be following Portsmouth or Hearts. We can do better undoubtedly; but those jumping on the bandwagon and calling for change forget that we are not the richest of clubs but need to build slowly if we are to sustain progress built on proper foundations. Those longing for lump it forward, lose possession, playground football do not represent my views. Neither do those calling for anything other than positive support of our manager although I do appreciate the constructive criticisms we see from the more thoughtful contributors. Panic? How does that help? Now more than ever we need to live up to the name of supporters. Edsoni
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9:30pm Sat 8 Dec 12

Edsoni says...

School boy error: scratch two replace with too
School boy error: scratch two replace with too Edsoni
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10:08pm Sat 8 Dec 12

RooBeck says...

Today's performance by City did sound dire and this inconsistency is a worry, especially after what was, in the main, such a polished performance at Rochdale. Even following the highs of Spotland, it was still evident that we need to be targetting a more consistent goalscorer as a priority signing come January, together with another central defender who has more pace, presence, aerial and organisational abilities. If we can get the right ones in, then, we could still challenge for a Top Seven place but otherwise, we will just have to start getting used to today's sort of performances and results and ending up in the bottom half of the division. In the meantime, it's very important to lift our heads (team and supporters), ready for the next two Saturday afternoons and overall, to start addressing our home form. COYR.
Today's performance by City did sound dire and this inconsistency is a worry, especially after what was, in the main, such a polished performance at Rochdale. Even following the highs of Spotland, it was still evident that we need to be targetting a more consistent goalscorer as a priority signing come January, together with another central defender who has more pace, presence, aerial and organisational abilities. If we can get the right ones in, then, we could still challenge for a Top Seven place but otherwise, we will just have to start getting used to today's sort of performances and results and ending up in the bottom half of the division. In the meantime, it's very important to lift our heads (team and supporters), ready for the next two Saturday afternoons and overall, to start addressing our home form. COYR. RooBeck
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10:12pm Sat 8 Dec 12

redbluelion says...

YorkCityLuke wrote:
A Bottom wrote:
redbluelion wrote: the happy clappers on here will still happy clap us all the way back to the bsbp..time for change and the time is now..sort it out mills or leave..lets have someone who can lift the team when we play badly like today..and in most of the home games we lost..sick of it..
Why don't you just go away then?
Seconded.
your so brave luke..how about meeting me and getting lippy..im a york fan have been nearly 38 years..im not going to sit back and be an happy clapper..whilst we slide away down the league.we need change now.if mills can't sort it out then we should get rid and find someone who can..
[quote][p][bold]YorkCityLuke[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]A Bottom[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]redbluelion[/bold] wrote: the happy clappers on here will still happy clap us all the way back to the bsbp..time for change and the time is now..sort it out mills or leave..lets have someone who can lift the team when we play badly like today..and in most of the home games we lost..sick of it..[/p][/quote]Why don't you just go away then?[/p][/quote]Seconded.[/p][/quote]your so brave luke..how about meeting me and getting lippy..im a york fan have been nearly 38 years..im not going to sit back and be an happy clapper..whilst we slide away down the league.we need change now.if mills can't sort it out then we should get rid and find someone who can.. redbluelion
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10:36pm Sat 8 Dec 12

alimount says...

Don't understand why everyone is so disappointed with this season, league football is exactly how I remember it!
Don't understand why everyone is so disappointed with this season, league football is exactly how I remember it! alimount
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11:03pm Sat 8 Dec 12

openallhours says...

Hope the snow that's forecast for later in the week doesn't affect next Saturday's game (and the following one).

One positive from the last 2 games is that we've picked up 3 points - as opposed to drawing them both and only getting 2 points.
Hope the snow that's forecast for later in the week doesn't affect next Saturday's game (and the following one). One positive from the last 2 games is that we've picked up 3 points - as opposed to drawing them both and only getting 2 points. openallhours
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11:42pm Sat 8 Dec 12

A Bottom says...

redbluelion wrote:
YorkCityLuke wrote:
A Bottom wrote:
redbluelion wrote: the happy clappers on here will still happy clap us all the way back to the bsbp..time for change and the time is now..sort it out mills or leave..lets have someone who can lift the team when we play badly like today..and in most of the home games we lost..sick of it..
Why don't you just go away then?
Seconded.
your so brave luke..how about meeting me and getting lippy..im a york fan have been nearly 38 years..im not going to sit back and be an happy clapper..whilst we slide away down the league.we need change now.if mills can't sort it out then we should get rid and find someone who can..
Threats of fisical violence now!!! Grow up you stupid boy!!!! I've been a fan for 40 years!!!!
[quote][p][bold]redbluelion[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]YorkCityLuke[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]A Bottom[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]redbluelion[/bold] wrote: the happy clappers on here will still happy clap us all the way back to the bsbp..time for change and the time is now..sort it out mills or leave..lets have someone who can lift the team when we play badly like today..and in most of the home games we lost..sick of it..[/p][/quote]Why don't you just go away then?[/p][/quote]Seconded.[/p][/quote]your so brave luke..how about meeting me and getting lippy..im a york fan have been nearly 38 years..im not going to sit back and be an happy clapper..whilst we slide away down the league.we need change now.if mills can't sort it out then we should get rid and find someone who can..[/p][/quote]Threats of fisical violence now!!! Grow up you stupid boy!!!! I've been a fan for 40 years!!!! A Bottom
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11:44pm Sat 8 Dec 12

spockboy2 says...

I feel so sorry for the real fans who went down to see this shocking performance.
Trouble is the fans set their sights too high at the start of the season.
Mid table is not too bad but I wonder where any money is coming from next season to improve ?
We should have had a sack full of cash after last seasons success to buy some league players.
Not much coming out of the mcgills camp of late,have they run off with it ?(joke).
I am Keeping the faith for now,but think Mr Mills has a big task with bugger all money.!
I feel so sorry for the real fans who went down to see this shocking performance. Trouble is the fans set their sights too high at the start of the season. Mid table is not too bad but I wonder where any money is coming from next season to improve ? We should have had a sack full of cash after last seasons success to buy some league players. Not much coming out of the mcgills camp of late,have they run off with it ?(joke). I am Keeping the faith for now,but think Mr Mills has a big task with bugger all money.! spockboy2
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12:19am Sun 9 Dec 12

PDH says...

As normal Its a lot more interesting reading the comments when we have lost than won, shows what a load of t--ssers most fans are!!
As normal Its a lot more interesting reading the comments when we have lost than won, shows what a load of t--ssers most fans are!! PDH
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12:45am Sun 9 Dec 12

GreenshawGrinder says...

This can only be described as disappointing, losing to a team that had lost eight of their last nine games.
Someone will sign Jamille Matt from Kidderminster, he scored three today, sadly it will not be us, don't think we could afford him.
Hats off to the supporters who made the trip. They are allowed to voice their opinions!
This can only be described as disappointing, losing to a team that had lost eight of their last nine games. Someone will sign Jamille Matt from Kidderminster, he scored three today, sadly it will not be us, don't think we could afford him. Hats off to the supporters who made the trip. They are allowed to voice their opinions! GreenshawGrinder
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3:23am Sun 9 Dec 12

redblueblur says...

did we lose i take it..never mind always the next game and we can all be happy clappers again..even if we get beat again at home.we could sink faster than the titanic and still yorkcityluke will be clapping away..idiot.
did we lose i take it..never mind always the next game and we can all be happy clappers again..even if we get beat again at home.we could sink faster than the titanic and still yorkcityluke will be clapping away..idiot. redblueblur
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3:32am Sun 9 Dec 12

redblueblur says...

if any off our players get a score of more then 2points on monday in press it will be amazing..after todays performance id give them all a flat score of zero....no way good enough.
if any off our players get a score of more then 2points on monday in press it will be amazing..after todays performance id give them all a flat score of zero....no way good enough. redblueblur
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8:18am Sun 9 Dec 12

joejamestom says...

Sit back & look at the big picture City are an ok team in this league though there are expectations of us being so much better. Attendances at the lower reaches of football mean money & player quality on that basis we are probably around14th in this league instead of top ten conference. This is a transitional year for us, the players that have been promoted with us are in general ok in this league but will start being thinned out come Jan. Mills might not be an experienced league manager but he knows football has passion & vision Jason will keep faith as will most of the silent majority its all part of the show/ journey we are on.
My only great criticism is that we concede relatively soft goals & it should be dawning on our staff why by now so lets go again put this one behind us. Cmon City!!!!
Sit back & look at the big picture City are an ok team in this league though there are expectations of us being so much better. Attendances at the lower reaches of football mean money & player quality on that basis we are probably around14th in this league instead of top ten conference. This is a transitional year for us, the players that have been promoted with us are in general ok in this league but will start being thinned out come Jan. Mills might not be an experienced league manager but he knows football has passion & vision Jason will keep faith as will most of the silent majority its all part of the show/ journey we are on. My only great criticism is that we concede relatively soft goals & it should be dawning on our staff why by now so lets go again put this one behind us. Cmon City!!!! joejamestom
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8:38am Sun 9 Dec 12

YorkCityLuke says...

redblueblur wrote:
did we lose i take it..never mind always the next game and we can all be happy clappers again..even if we get beat again at home.we could sink faster than the titanic and still yorkcityluke will be clapping away..idiot.
Problem is, half our fans (such as yourself) are so spineless that you pretty much drop your guts at the first sign of trouble and call for the managers head. You were probably doing the same thing this time last season. You morons need to re-think what a 'supporter' actually does, because at the moment we're the worst 12th man in football.
[quote][p][bold]redblueblur[/bold] wrote: did we lose i take it..never mind always the next game and we can all be happy clappers again..even if we get beat again at home.we could sink faster than the titanic and still yorkcityluke will be clapping away..idiot.[/p][/quote]Problem is, half our fans (such as yourself) are so spineless that you pretty much drop your guts at the first sign of trouble and call for the managers head. You were probably doing the same thing this time last season. You morons need to re-think what a 'supporter' actually does, because at the moment we're the worst 12th man in football. YorkCityLuke
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8:48am Sun 9 Dec 12

duffy says...

Is there any moderation of this section of the press. I would remove two thirds of the dross posted.
Is there any moderation of this section of the press. I would remove two thirds of the dross posted. duffy
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9:48am Sun 9 Dec 12

henleazeyorkie says...

Back to the matter in hand....

Next weeks game will be a real indicator to me. Bristol Rovers are a team massively short on confidence at the moment and really ought to be there for the taking. Not that City are exactly flying at the mo' and we've tripped up against similar teams recently (including yesterdays relatively short trip for me from Bristol - the less said about that the better) but Rovers are incredibly bad this season and have (at least) been consistent in that respect

Plus I could do without any grief down here if we **** it up
Back to the matter in hand.... Next weeks game will be a real indicator to me. Bristol Rovers are a team massively short on confidence at the moment and really ought to be there for the taking. Not that City are exactly flying at the mo' and we've tripped up against similar teams recently (including yesterdays relatively short trip for me from Bristol - the less said about that the better) but Rovers are incredibly bad this season and have (at least) been consistent in that respect Plus I could do without any grief down here if we **** it up henleazeyorkie
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10:21am Sun 9 Dec 12

roobarb85 says...

This isn't panic at the first sign of trouble - but in any walk of life, if things start going wrong, you check the basics of your operation.

So, is there trouble? Yes.
Why : inability to move on from last season's squad, seeming unhappiness in the ranks, inconsistent performances.

Does the man at the top seem to have his finger on the pulse?

Maybe...but then look at the signings that haven't come off, inability to change systems, irascibility in interviews, and you wonder.

Could a change be better?

Maybe. Both Wimbledon and Fleetwood didn't show any sympathy, and it doesn't seem to have done them much wrong (altho early days yet)

Look - I'd be happy to come on here in a few weeks time after 6 wins on the bounce and say I was wrong. But, if you did want a new face, you'd have to get him in soon to assess the squad and make the most of the Jan window.

Can this team in its current guise get 50 points and stay up?
This isn't panic at the first sign of trouble - but in any walk of life, if things start going wrong, you check the basics of your operation. So, is there trouble? Yes. Why : inability to move on from last season's squad, seeming unhappiness in the ranks, inconsistent performances. Does the man at the top seem to have his finger on the pulse? Maybe...but then look at the signings that haven't come off, inability to change systems, irascibility in interviews, and you wonder. Could a change be better? Maybe. Both Wimbledon and Fleetwood didn't show any sympathy, and it doesn't seem to have done them much wrong (altho early days yet) Look - I'd be happy to come on here in a few weeks time after 6 wins on the bounce and say I was wrong. But, if you did want a new face, you'd have to get him in soon to assess the squad and make the most of the Jan window. Can this team in its current guise get 50 points and stay up? roobarb85
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10:29am Sun 9 Dec 12

ian923 says...

I didn't realise we had so many amateur Managers.! I would be happy with consolidation in this league in the first season but many of our contributors seem to think we should be pushing a promotion place and certainly in the top7. Unrealistic to think about back to back promotion with the size of crowd and resultant resources we have. I wasn't there on Saturday so won't comment but the radio commentary by Barry is slightly biased I would say. We had a bad day! Move on-home game next Saturday which could be a win-get the Crescent filled and make some noise cheering not booing.Get behind the team instead of constant carping by some.Also some of the comments posted on this item should never have been allowed and developed into personal attacks-remember Divided We Fall.
I didn't realise we had so many amateur Managers.! I would be happy with consolidation in this league in the first season but many of our contributors seem to think we should be pushing a promotion place and certainly in the top7. Unrealistic to think about back to back promotion with the size of crowd and resultant resources we have. I wasn't there on Saturday so won't comment but the radio commentary by Barry is slightly biased I would say. We had a bad day! Move on-home game next Saturday which could be a win-get the Crescent filled and make some noise cheering not booing.Get behind the team instead of constant carping by some.Also some of the comments posted on this item should never have been allowed and developed into personal attacks-remember Divided We Fall. ian923
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10:32am Sun 9 Dec 12

rogue84 says...

i agree that next week's game is a massive one, i have a mate who's a big Bristol Rovers fan and he says they are absolutely dreadful at the minute and so low on confidence they just gave up after going a goal down to the Daggers yesterday.
then we welcome the league leaders! i wouldn't be surprised to see us draw nxt weekend, then beat the Gills!
I am starting to agree with many posters on here tho that apart from Oyebanjo (when fit) and Fyfield who's done ok in recent games, we need a big, big shake up in defence.
i agree that next week's game is a massive one, i have a mate who's a big Bristol Rovers fan and he says they are absolutely dreadful at the minute and so low on confidence they just gave up after going a goal down to the Daggers yesterday. then we welcome the league leaders! i wouldn't be surprised to see us draw nxt weekend, then beat the Gills! I am starting to agree with many posters on here tho that apart from Oyebanjo (when fit) and Fyfield who's done ok in recent games, we need a big, big shake up in defence. rogue84
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11:18am Sun 9 Dec 12

nudger says...

A train journey back from Plymouth into the early hours gives plenty of time to reflect on probably the worst display i have seen since the Chris Brass days. No need for the vitriol of other postings but a few observations. At PV we made a big pitch look small with an outstanding display all game, yet at Home Park the distance between our players looked huge. Only Pars and Paddy could come out of it with any credit,and to be fair Jason had no service from those behind him. It wasnt just the lack of goal attempts (One!),but the inability to even get inside their box.I had hoped to read that a virus had swept thro the camp,pre-match, like the All-Blacks last week.Just something to explain this collective lack of will and energy.Plymouth worked very hard and won all second balls but really were not very good and their recent record didnt lie.Some postings last week referenced the Rochdale admiration of City as the best team they have seen this year.Stunned Argyle fans walking away from this game thought we were the worst they had seen at Home Park for a long,long time.Of particular mirth was the continual bickering of our keeper and centre half. That is one pantomime that the Manager needs to visit this christmas.
A train journey back from Plymouth into the early hours gives plenty of time to reflect on probably the worst display i have seen since the Chris Brass days. No need for the vitriol of other postings but a few observations. At PV we made a big pitch look small with an outstanding display all game, yet at Home Park the distance between our players looked huge. Only Pars and Paddy could come out of it with any credit,and to be fair Jason had no service from those behind him. It wasnt just the lack of goal attempts (One!),but the inability to even get inside their box.I had hoped to read that a virus had swept thro the camp,pre-match, like the All-Blacks last week.Just something to explain this collective lack of will and energy.Plymouth worked very hard and won all second balls but really were not very good and their recent record didnt lie.Some postings last week referenced the Rochdale admiration of City as the best team they have seen this year.Stunned Argyle fans walking away from this game thought we were the worst they had seen at Home Park for a long,long time.Of particular mirth was the continual bickering of our keeper and centre half. That is one pantomime that the Manager needs to visit this christmas. nudger
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11:37am Sun 9 Dec 12

OLD - HEAD says...

I am certainly not advocating a change of Manager, that would be a very dangerous thing to do. But we do need a change of direction, before its too late. The key to this seasons performances is the preparation and very poor summer signings made by Gary Mills. The club spent too much time patting everyone on the back after our two Wembley triumphs, and they failed to strengthen the squad in preparation for returning to League 2. Of course we wont sign Jamile Matt or Matt Green, they wont come to us. But we do need to physically toughen up because competing in the Football Legue requires that. One or two nippy little players are OK, but not the seven dwarfs. An old ex-pro once told me that City needed a good old fashioned centre back with a broken nose, who would take no prisoners. I just laughed at the time, but I am now thinking that he could have been right.
I am certainly not advocating a change of Manager, that would be a very dangerous thing to do. But we do need a change of direction, before its too late. The key to this seasons performances is the preparation and very poor summer signings made by Gary Mills. The club spent too much time patting everyone on the back after our two Wembley triumphs, and they failed to strengthen the squad in preparation for returning to League 2. Of course we wont sign Jamile Matt or Matt Green, they wont come to us. But we do need to physically toughen up because competing in the Football Legue requires that. One or two nippy little players are OK, but not the seven dwarfs. An old ex-pro once told me that City needed a good old fashioned centre back with a broken nose, who would take no prisoners. I just laughed at the time, but I am now thinking that he could have been right. OLD - HEAD
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12:24pm Sun 9 Dec 12

skilly says...

Not read any of the posts, just saw the small number ha ha only 73!! Always amazes me how many knee jerk posts appear on here after a defeat. Move on for gods sake
Not read any of the posts, just saw the small number ha ha only 73!! Always amazes me how many knee jerk posts appear on here after a defeat. Move on for gods sake skilly
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12:27pm Sun 9 Dec 12

YCFC115 says...

duffy wrote:
Is there any moderation of this section of the press. I would remove two thirds of the dross posted.
Well said!

Some of these posts are shocking, talk about school playground stuff or what and suppose to be made by elderly adults!

Grow up or don't post on here if you can't have a proper debate or discussion.
[quote][p][bold]duffy[/bold] wrote: Is there any moderation of this section of the press. I would remove two thirds of the dross posted.[/p][/quote]Well said! Some of these posts are shocking, talk about school playground stuff or what and suppose to be made by elderly adults! Grow up or don't post on here if you can't have a proper debate or discussion. YCFC115
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12:31pm Sun 9 Dec 12

lifelong says...

Well done 'York City Luke' on your support from 1936 and being able to handle a PC! I thought that I was the longest fan since my first visit in 1945 when I was first taken to Bootham crescent by a RAF pilot who lodged with us when he was stationed nearby. Memories are still quite vivid especially when we rolled over league leaders Rotherham Utd 6-1 in front of maybe 19000 spectators. Alf Patrick netted 5 and should have had them all but the Captain Jack Pinder elected to take the closing penalty kick with the crowd baying for Alf to step up to the spot!!
Well done 'York City Luke' on your support from 1936 and being able to handle a PC! I thought that I was the longest fan since my first visit in 1945 when I was first taken to Bootham crescent by a RAF pilot who lodged with us when he was stationed nearby. Memories are still quite vivid especially when we rolled over league leaders Rotherham Utd 6-1 in front of maybe 19000 spectators. Alf Patrick netted 5 and should have had them all but the Captain Jack Pinder elected to take the closing penalty kick with the crowd baying for Alf to step up to the spot!! lifelong
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12:33pm Sun 9 Dec 12

YCFC115 says...

OLD - HEAD wrote:
I am certainly not advocating a change of Manager, that would be a very dangerous thing to do. But we do need a change of direction, before its too late. The key to this seasons performances is the preparation and very poor summer signings made by Gary Mills. The club spent too much time patting everyone on the back after our two Wembley triumphs, and they failed to strengthen the squad in preparation for returning to League 2. Of course we wont sign Jamile Matt or Matt Green, they wont come to us. But we do need to physically toughen up because competing in the Football Legue requires that. One or two nippy little players are OK, but not the seven dwarfs. An old ex-pro once told me that City needed a good old fashioned centre back with a broken nose, who would take no prisoners. I just laughed at the time, but I am now thinking that he could have been right.
I agree and thought we had one in Carlisle until he was sent packing because we couldn't tie him down to a descent contract. We desperately need a big hit man up front that can worry the defenders. Would love to see Matt at BC.

Mid table seems to be the best that we can hope for this season.
[quote][p][bold]OLD - HEAD[/bold] wrote: I am certainly not advocating a change of Manager, that would be a very dangerous thing to do. But we do need a change of direction, before its too late. The key to this seasons performances is the preparation and very poor summer signings made by Gary Mills. The club spent too much time patting everyone on the back after our two Wembley triumphs, and they failed to strengthen the squad in preparation for returning to League 2. Of course we wont sign Jamile Matt or Matt Green, they wont come to us. But we do need to physically toughen up because competing in the Football Legue requires that. One or two nippy little players are OK, but not the seven dwarfs. An old ex-pro once told me that City needed a good old fashioned centre back with a broken nose, who would take no prisoners. I just laughed at the time, but I am now thinking that he could have been right.[/p][/quote]I agree and thought we had one in Carlisle until he was sent packing because we couldn't tie him down to a descent contract. We desperately need a big hit man up front that can worry the defenders. Would love to see Matt at BC. Mid table seems to be the best that we can hope for this season. YCFC115
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1:42pm Sun 9 Dec 12

Keith...lad says...

Reality check to York City supporters.At the start of the season there was to much expection.We are doing just fine at the moment.Results have been up and down but so be it.This was to be expected with playing at a higher level.The best thing these moaning supporters can do is get behind the team on saturday .
Reality check to York City supporters.At the start of the season there was to much expection.We are doing just fine at the moment.Results have been up and down but so be it.This was to be expected with playing at a higher level.The best thing these moaning supporters can do is get behind the team on saturday . Keith...lad
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3:43pm Sun 9 Dec 12

uhtred says...

Depressing, not the result as it is only the second defeat away this season and that can't be bad, no its the knee jerk reactions on here in so far as they relate to yeterday's result alone - must put a leonard Cohen CD onto lighten my mood having till now having resisted coming on here knowing exactly what to expect.
Depressing, not the result as it is only the second defeat away this season and that can't be bad, no its the knee jerk reactions on here in so far as they relate to yeterday's result alone - must put a leonard Cohen CD onto lighten my mood having till now having resisted coming on here knowing exactly what to expect. uhtred
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4:53pm Sun 9 Dec 12

BristolRick says...

Very poor display yesterday but why has no-one questioned why York played in blue. I am sure it did not help our passing game - it was certainly confusing to watch at times. Plymouth certainly seemed more up for it than us - I had to check they only had 11 players at times as they seemed to pick up every loose ball.
Only a short journey for me but I shall making the long journey up to York next week. I do not want to return on the train with happy Rovers fans so a big improvement at home please!
Very poor display yesterday but why has no-one questioned why York played in blue. I am sure it did not help our passing game - it was certainly confusing to watch at times. Plymouth certainly seemed more up for it than us - I had to check they only had 11 players at times as they seemed to pick up every loose ball. Only a short journey for me but I shall making the long journey up to York next week. I do not want to return on the train with happy Rovers fans so a big improvement at home please! BristolRick
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4:59pm Sun 9 Dec 12

YorkCityLuke says...

lifelong wrote:
Well done 'York City Luke' on your support from 1936 and being able to handle a PC! I thought that I was the longest fan since my first visit in 1945 when I was first taken to Bootham crescent by a RAF pilot who lodged with us when he was stationed nearby. Memories are still quite vivid especially when we rolled over league leaders Rotherham Utd 6-1 in front of maybe 19000 spectators. Alf Patrick netted 5 and should have had them all but the Captain Jack Pinder elected to take the closing penalty kick with the crowd baying for Alf to step up to the spot!!
I may or may not have been making it up... my Grandfather may well have been going in '36 though!
[quote][p][bold]lifelong[/bold] wrote: Well done 'York City Luke' on your support from 1936 and being able to handle a PC! I thought that I was the longest fan since my first visit in 1945 when I was first taken to Bootham crescent by a RAF pilot who lodged with us when he was stationed nearby. Memories are still quite vivid especially when we rolled over league leaders Rotherham Utd 6-1 in front of maybe 19000 spectators. Alf Patrick netted 5 and should have had them all but the Captain Jack Pinder elected to take the closing penalty kick with the crowd baying for Alf to step up to the spot!![/p][/quote]I may or may not have been making it up... my Grandfather may well have been going in '36 though! YorkCityLuke
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1:10am Mon 10 Dec 12

redbluelion says...

YorkCityLuke wrote:
lifelong wrote: Well done 'York City Luke' on your support from 1936 and being able to handle a PC! I thought that I was the longest fan since my first visit in 1945 when I was first taken to Bootham crescent by a RAF pilot who lodged with us when he was stationed nearby. Memories are still quite vivid especially when we rolled over league leaders Rotherham Utd 6-1 in front of maybe 19000 spectators. Alf Patrick netted 5 and should have had them all but the Captain Jack Pinder elected to take the closing penalty kick with the crowd baying for Alf to step up to the spot!!
I may or may not have been making it up... my Grandfather may well have been going in '36 though!
who cares luke chill out dude...and don't clap too much or you will end up with sore hands..
[quote][p][bold]YorkCityLuke[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lifelong[/bold] wrote: Well done 'York City Luke' on your support from 1936 and being able to handle a PC! I thought that I was the longest fan since my first visit in 1945 when I was first taken to Bootham crescent by a RAF pilot who lodged with us when he was stationed nearby. Memories are still quite vivid especially when we rolled over league leaders Rotherham Utd 6-1 in front of maybe 19000 spectators. Alf Patrick netted 5 and should have had them all but the Captain Jack Pinder elected to take the closing penalty kick with the crowd baying for Alf to step up to the spot!![/p][/quote]I may or may not have been making it up... my Grandfather may well have been going in '36 though![/p][/quote]who cares luke chill out dude...and don't clap too much or you will end up with sore hands.. redbluelion
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10:17am Mon 10 Dec 12

Tug job says...

redbluelion wrote:
And so starts the slide down the league..why is it one game they play great the next they play so crap..with not a shot on target..
Six points off the play offs is hardly sliding down the league. Let's face it, we could be struggling to keep in touch with the automatic promotion place in the BSP like some clubs, couldn't we?
[quote][p][bold]redbluelion[/bold] wrote: And so starts the slide down the league..why is it one game they play great the next they play so crap..with not a shot on target..[/p][/quote]Six points off the play offs is hardly sliding down the league. Let's face it, we could be struggling to keep in touch with the automatic promotion place in the BSP like some clubs, couldn't we? Tug job
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10:26am Mon 10 Dec 12

PhilTopping says...

Long weekend. Long, long drive and then (what felt like) an even longer 90 minutes of football.

Let's not mess around on here. We have massive problems. We're heading for a relegation battle and some of the Plymouth fans I met after the game described City as the worst team they've seen in years.

We didn't create a single chance of worth all game. Lord knows how Flett will score the players as anything more than a 5 for anyone would be mightily generous.

Ingham, OK but he didnt manage his box and the first goal he just watched roll in. 5

Parslow, did just about ok but offered nothing going forward and put relatively few tackles in. 5

Fyfield, awful own goal but did at least attack on a few occasions and looked ok in patches. 5

Smith, dreadful. I feel sorry for him as he's terribly off form and needs dropping. He must know it too. Mistake after mistake all match. Where has the Smith of May 2012 gone ? 2

Doig, just looks unhappy at the moment. He is incredibly slow now and I wonder whether he's carrying an injury. 4

Kerr, along with Smith the worst player on the pitch. Off the pace, rarely tackled, looked disinterested throughout. 50% of what he was last year. 2

Potts, anonymous. Didn't contribute at all and looked a little boy lost. 3

McLaughlin, started well. Then just vanished. Total lack of confidence. 3

Chambers, see Potts. 3

Blair, ran around a lot, but just seemed to lack any confidence and refused to take anybody on. 5

Walker, looked a Conference striker found out. Lots of touches and most went to a green shirt. 3.

Dreadful. £120 of petrol and ticket money down the drain.
Long weekend. Long, long drive and then (what felt like) an even longer 90 minutes of football. Let's not mess around on here. We have massive problems. We're heading for a relegation battle and some of the Plymouth fans I met after the game described City as the worst team they've seen in years. We didn't create a single chance of worth all game. Lord knows how Flett will score the players as anything more than a 5 for anyone would be mightily generous. Ingham, OK but he didnt manage his box and the first goal he just watched roll in. 5 Parslow, did just about ok but offered nothing going forward and put relatively few tackles in. 5 Fyfield, awful own goal but did at least attack on a few occasions and looked ok in patches. 5 Smith, dreadful. I feel sorry for him as he's terribly off form and needs dropping. He must know it too. Mistake after mistake all match. Where has the Smith of May 2012 gone ? 2 Doig, just looks unhappy at the moment. He is incredibly slow now and I wonder whether he's carrying an injury. 4 Kerr, along with Smith the worst player on the pitch. Off the pace, rarely tackled, looked disinterested throughout. 50% of what he was last year. 2 Potts, anonymous. Didn't contribute at all and looked a little boy lost. 3 McLaughlin, started well. Then just vanished. Total lack of confidence. 3 Chambers, see Potts. 3 Blair, ran around a lot, but just seemed to lack any confidence and refused to take anybody on. 5 Walker, looked a Conference striker found out. Lots of touches and most went to a green shirt. 3. Dreadful. £120 of petrol and ticket money down the drain. PhilTopping
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10:39am Mon 10 Dec 12

YO1 says...

There is something very wrong in the camp. Even the loyal lieutenants in the squad seem to have lost their drive.
There is something very wrong in the camp. Even the loyal lieutenants in the squad seem to have lost their drive. YO1
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1:24pm Mon 10 Dec 12

dangermoose says...

Don't worry we can all look forward to seeing Chambers, Parslow and Smith strutting their stuff this Saturday.........AKA The Undroppable Love Children.
The worry after our Summer signings is what rubbish Mills has his sights on in January.............
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Don't worry we can all look forward to seeing Chambers, Parslow and Smith strutting their stuff this Saturday.........AKA The Undroppable Love Children. The worry after our Summer signings is what rubbish Mills has his sights on in January............. .................... .......... dangermoose
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