York City lose 2-1 at home to Exeter City

First published in Sport

TWO slip-ups cost York City dearly as they went down 2-1 at home to Exeter City in npower League Two.

The Minstermen, seeking a third successive home victory, made a lively start at Bootham Crescent and carved out a series of early openings.

However, the Grecians forged ahead with a breakaway goal after the hosts lost possession on halfway in the 14th minute. Following some desperate lunges from York defenders, home forward Alex Rodman put through his own net trying to scramble the ball clear.

The lead lasted only five minutes as midfielder Michael Potts stabbed the ball past former York loan 'keeper Artur Krysiak following a good Minstermen move.

The visitors made the better start to the second half and regained the lead eight minutes in when Scott Kerr's pass across the back put Jamal Fyfield under pressure, allowing Exeter to create an opening for Jimmy Keohane to score.

The defeat means York slip a place to 15th in the npower League Two table ahead of next Saturday's trip to Cheltenham Town.

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5:43pm Sat 5 Jan 13

YorkCityLuke says...

Disappointing, but no real shame in that defeat. Evenly matched in the first half, they shaded the second and we ran out of momentum, probably a fair scoreline. Certainly no shame in Rodmans o.g., he did well to get that far back in defense and get his foot to the ball, just a very unlucky (not to mention spectacular) finish.
Disappointing, but no real shame in that defeat. Evenly matched in the first half, they shaded the second and we ran out of momentum, probably a fair scoreline. Certainly no shame in Rodmans o.g., he did well to get that far back in defense and get his foot to the ball, just a very unlucky (not to mention spectacular) finish. YorkCityLuke
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5:53pm Sat 5 Jan 13

TheBurton says...

A decent game which in fairness, we deserved a draw from. One of those days at the office. Unlucky from Rodman who did very well to get back just unlucky to put it in the net. Wont hold it against Kerr for giving the ball away as he is usually solid in the middle. As for Fyfield, never been a fan of him and still arent. Fair enough hes young and time to learn but made a couple of clumsy mistakes today, one costing us a goal. We are missing Meredith in that position and feel a decent left back is needed in the transfer window.
A decent game which in fairness, we deserved a draw from. One of those days at the office. Unlucky from Rodman who did very well to get back just unlucky to put it in the net. Wont hold it against Kerr for giving the ball away as he is usually solid in the middle. As for Fyfield, never been a fan of him and still arent. Fair enough hes young and time to learn but made a couple of clumsy mistakes today, one costing us a goal. We are missing Meredith in that position and feel a decent left back is needed in the transfer window. TheBurton
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5:58pm Sat 5 Jan 13

Theapplesarecoming says...

Unlucky to loose and feel sorry for rodman and his own goal
Unlucky to loose and feel sorry for rodman and his own goal Theapplesarecoming
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6:02pm Sat 5 Jan 13

RooBeck says...

Exeter shaded it and just about deserved the win but we certainly helped them, with two pieces of poor defending. Ran out of steam from their second goal onwards and we are back to the concerns over whether or not we can battle and keep momentum for the full 90 minutes, esp. in the middle of the park and our front line. Let's hope Cheltenham are leggy next Saturday after their FACup tie with Everton on Monday and not fired-up if they do a Luton and Macclesfield!!! COYR.
Exeter shaded it and just about deserved the win but we certainly helped them, with two pieces of poor defending. Ran out of steam from their second goal onwards and we are back to the concerns over whether or not we can battle and keep momentum for the full 90 minutes, esp. in the middle of the park and our front line. Let's hope Cheltenham are leggy next Saturday after their FACup tie with Everton on Monday and not fired-up if they do a Luton and Macclesfield!!! COYR. RooBeck
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6:18pm Sat 5 Jan 13

duffy says...

A game that totally summed up our season. One good half, one poor half, fragile defending, missed chances, strange substitutions. McGurk showed how poor everyone else was in defence and should be partnered with someone decent and we desperately need a quality striker to put those chances in the net. Potts again had a very decent game alongside Paddy in the first half. As I say nothing new learned. We strengthen now if we want a punt at top seven or don't and stick around lower mid table.
A game that totally summed up our season. One good half, one poor half, fragile defending, missed chances, strange substitutions. McGurk showed how poor everyone else was in defence and should be partnered with someone decent and we desperately need a quality striker to put those chances in the net. Potts again had a very decent game alongside Paddy in the first half. As I say nothing new learned. We strengthen now if we want a punt at top seven or don't and stick around lower mid table. duffy
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6:34pm Sat 5 Jan 13

Minsterred says...

We were by far better team first half, created chances (plenty of corners too) played some good football as well as harrying Exeter when they were on the ball, not giving them chance to play so I was feeling positive for the 2nd half. Paddy, Potts and Blair stood out for me.

Second half I thought we were fairly average and looked like we had run out of steam and ideas of how to score.
I dont like to single anyout out for a bad game but to me Fyfield looked at best, off the pace and at worst a liability on a couple of occasions during the game so I was relieved when he was taken off. Perhaps he is ill or carrying a knock but he looked knackered to me.
Anyway we move on, in my mind this season was always going to be tough and we are about where I thought we would be. Still look forward to each game! Lets win our next one!
We were by far better team first half, created chances (plenty of corners too) played some good football as well as harrying Exeter when they were on the ball, not giving them chance to play so I was feeling positive for the 2nd half. Paddy, Potts and Blair stood out for me. Second half I thought we were fairly average and looked like we had run out of steam and ideas of how to score. I dont like to single anyout out for a bad game but to me Fyfield looked at best, off the pace and at worst a liability on a couple of occasions during the game so I was relieved when he was taken off. Perhaps he is ill or carrying a knock but he looked knackered to me. Anyway we move on, in my mind this season was always going to be tough and we are about where I thought we would be. Still look forward to each game! Lets win our next one! Minsterred
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6:37pm Sat 5 Jan 13

joejamestom says...

Cannot agree with Luke about being evenly matched in the first half we were by far the better side by some margin only the score was even. They committed a fair number of cynical fouls to avoid being opened up & just the lack of a lucky/in form striker prevented us being ahead by some margin. Listened to Matty Blairs interview after the game what a decent lad he seems. Good news was we kept at it all game just far too much header ping pong & not running against their defence with the ball at feet enough still the team got applauded by a great many fans. TY had a great game again & it was good to see the confidence GM has in Tom Allen even if he could have done a little better to keep the ball alive rather than conceding time consuming throw ins. Best not mention Capt Smith emergency striker?in case the censors get on their high horses.
Wrong result but entertaining all the same, what we watch football for drama, effort and some really good stuff for large parts of the game from city. Just reset for the next one keep plugging away. Any signing rumours as we have vacancies?
Cannot agree with Luke about being evenly matched in the first half we were by far the better side by some margin only the score was even. They committed a fair number of cynical fouls to avoid being opened up & just the lack of a lucky/in form striker prevented us being ahead by some margin. Listened to Matty Blairs interview after the game what a decent lad he seems. Good news was we kept at it all game just far too much header ping pong & not running against their defence with the ball at feet enough still the team got applauded by a great many fans. TY had a great game again & it was good to see the confidence GM has in Tom Allen even if he could have done a little better to keep the ball alive rather than conceding time consuming throw ins. Best not mention Capt Smith emergency striker?in case the censors get on their high horses. Wrong result but entertaining all the same, what we watch football for drama, effort and some really good stuff for large parts of the game from city. Just reset for the next one keep plugging away. Any signing rumours as we have vacancies? joejamestom
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6:49pm Sat 5 Jan 13

dazthecat says...

TheBurton wrote:
A decent game which in fairness, we deserved a draw from. One of those days at the office. Unlucky from Rodman who did very well to get back just unlucky to put it in the net. Wont hold it against Kerr for giving the ball away as he is usually solid in the middle. As for Fyfield, never been a fan of him and still arent. Fair enough hes young and time to learn but made a couple of clumsy mistakes today, one costing us a goal. We are missing Meredith in that position and feel a decent left back is needed in the transfer window.
I don tunderstand people blaming Fyfield for their winner. Yes he could have done better, but the fault lies with Kerr for me. You simply don't play balls across your own area when you are under pressure, simple as that. Would be interesting to see who people would be blaming if it was the other way round.

Great first half performance but as usual when the opposition starts pressing us the team get nervous, then the crowd get nervous and stop offering any encouragement. Really disappointing and just reinforces the fact we need something different up front. Good to hear mills was at least thinking about Brodie, it at least shows he's thinking along the right lines
[quote][p][bold]TheBurton[/bold] wrote: A decent game which in fairness, we deserved a draw from. One of those days at the office. Unlucky from Rodman who did very well to get back just unlucky to put it in the net. Wont hold it against Kerr for giving the ball away as he is usually solid in the middle. As for Fyfield, never been a fan of him and still arent. Fair enough hes young and time to learn but made a couple of clumsy mistakes today, one costing us a goal. We are missing Meredith in that position and feel a decent left back is needed in the transfer window.[/p][/quote]I don tunderstand people blaming Fyfield for their winner. Yes he could have done better, but the fault lies with Kerr for me. You simply don't play balls across your own area when you are under pressure, simple as that. Would be interesting to see who people would be blaming if it was the other way round. Great first half performance but as usual when the opposition starts pressing us the team get nervous, then the crowd get nervous and stop offering any encouragement. Really disappointing and just reinforces the fact we need something different up front. Good to hear mills was at least thinking about Brodie, it at least shows he's thinking along the right lines dazthecat
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6:56pm Sat 5 Jan 13

YorkCityLuke says...

I thought Kerr was at fault for the second goal too, he was a little off form. Potts was outstanding throughout though.
I thought Kerr was at fault for the second goal too, he was a little off form. Potts was outstanding throughout though. YorkCityLuke
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7:06pm Sat 5 Jan 13

duffy says...

dazthecat wrote:
TheBurton wrote:
A decent game which in fairness, we deserved a draw from. One of those days at the office. Unlucky from Rodman who did very well to get back just unlucky to put it in the net. Wont hold it against Kerr for giving the ball away as he is usually solid in the middle. As for Fyfield, never been a fan of him and still arent. Fair enough hes young and time to learn but made a couple of clumsy mistakes today, one costing us a goal. We are missing Meredith in that position and feel a decent left back is needed in the transfer window.
I don tunderstand people blaming Fyfield for their winner. Yes he could have done better, but the fault lies with Kerr for me. You simply don't play balls across your own area when you are under pressure, simple as that. Would be interesting to see who people would be blaming if it was the other way round.

Great first half performance but as usual when the opposition starts pressing us the team get nervous, then the crowd get nervous and stop offering any encouragement. Really disappointing and just reinforces the fact we need something different up front. Good to hear mills was at least thinking about Brodie, it at least shows he's thinking along the right lines
I thought Fyfield had a bit of a mare of a game overall. Having said that I would be laying the blame for the second at Kerr's door.
[quote][p][bold]dazthecat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TheBurton[/bold] wrote: A decent game which in fairness, we deserved a draw from. One of those days at the office. Unlucky from Rodman who did very well to get back just unlucky to put it in the net. Wont hold it against Kerr for giving the ball away as he is usually solid in the middle. As for Fyfield, never been a fan of him and still arent. Fair enough hes young and time to learn but made a couple of clumsy mistakes today, one costing us a goal. We are missing Meredith in that position and feel a decent left back is needed in the transfer window.[/p][/quote]I don tunderstand people blaming Fyfield for their winner. Yes he could have done better, but the fault lies with Kerr for me. You simply don't play balls across your own area when you are under pressure, simple as that. Would be interesting to see who people would be blaming if it was the other way round. Great first half performance but as usual when the opposition starts pressing us the team get nervous, then the crowd get nervous and stop offering any encouragement. Really disappointing and just reinforces the fact we need something different up front. Good to hear mills was at least thinking about Brodie, it at least shows he's thinking along the right lines[/p][/quote]I thought Fyfield had a bit of a mare of a game overall. Having said that I would be laying the blame for the second at Kerr's door. duffy
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7:28pm Sat 5 Jan 13

TheBurton says...

duffy wrote:
dazthecat wrote:
TheBurton wrote:
A decent game which in fairness, we deserved a draw from. One of those days at the office. Unlucky from Rodman who did very well to get back just unlucky to put it in the net. Wont hold it against Kerr for giving the ball away as he is usually solid in the middle. As for Fyfield, never been a fan of him and still arent. Fair enough hes young and time to learn but made a couple of clumsy mistakes today, one costing us a goal. We are missing Meredith in that position and feel a decent left back is needed in the transfer window.
I don tunderstand people blaming Fyfield for their winner. Yes he could have done better, but the fault lies with Kerr for me. You simply don't play balls across your own area when you are under pressure, simple as that. Would be interesting to see who people would be blaming if it was the other way round.

Great first half performance but as usual when the opposition starts pressing us the team get nervous, then the crowd get nervous and stop offering any encouragement. Really disappointing and just reinforces the fact we need something different up front. Good to hear mills was at least thinking about Brodie, it at least shows he's thinking along the right lines
I thought Fyfield had a bit of a mare of a game overall. Having said that I would be laying the blame for the second at Kerr's door.
Fyfield should have easily cleared the ball and let it bounce and bounce. fair enough kerr didnt play a fantastic ball but it was no where near the area, its was 3/4 of the way into our half.
I just dont think hes brilliant at left back. could have easily been sent off last week and this week he had a bad game. lets hope he proves me wrong next time he plays.
[quote][p][bold]duffy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dazthecat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TheBurton[/bold] wrote: A decent game which in fairness, we deserved a draw from. One of those days at the office. Unlucky from Rodman who did very well to get back just unlucky to put it in the net. Wont hold it against Kerr for giving the ball away as he is usually solid in the middle. As for Fyfield, never been a fan of him and still arent. Fair enough hes young and time to learn but made a couple of clumsy mistakes today, one costing us a goal. We are missing Meredith in that position and feel a decent left back is needed in the transfer window.[/p][/quote]I don tunderstand people blaming Fyfield for their winner. Yes he could have done better, but the fault lies with Kerr for me. You simply don't play balls across your own area when you are under pressure, simple as that. Would be interesting to see who people would be blaming if it was the other way round. Great first half performance but as usual when the opposition starts pressing us the team get nervous, then the crowd get nervous and stop offering any encouragement. Really disappointing and just reinforces the fact we need something different up front. Good to hear mills was at least thinking about Brodie, it at least shows he's thinking along the right lines[/p][/quote]I thought Fyfield had a bit of a mare of a game overall. Having said that I would be laying the blame for the second at Kerr's door.[/p][/quote]Fyfield should have easily cleared the ball and let it bounce and bounce. fair enough kerr didnt play a fantastic ball but it was no where near the area, its was 3/4 of the way into our half. I just dont think hes brilliant at left back. could have easily been sent off last week and this week he had a bad game. lets hope he proves me wrong next time he plays. TheBurton
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7:49pm Sat 5 Jan 13

AB- says...

Two evenly matched sides in1st half but afraid to say this defeat is down to GMs lack of nous, 2nd half it was obvious that Exeter wer doubling up on Jamal, Mills made no tactical switch to provide cover, Kerr's pass was a shocker, why sub a left back with a right back ?? Mills I fear panicked at this stage, only 2 weeks ago he made excuses about bringing Allen on in place of McGurk as too many right footers, then he moves a right back to striker and brings on a left footer at left back. Mill has reached his pinnacle
Two evenly matched sides in1st half but afraid to say this defeat is down to GMs lack of nous, 2nd half it was obvious that Exeter wer doubling up on Jamal, Mills made no tactical switch to provide cover, Kerr's pass was a shocker, why sub a left back with a right back ?? Mills I fear panicked at this stage, only 2 weeks ago he made excuses about bringing Allen on in place of McGurk as too many right footers, then he moves a right back to striker and brings on a left footer at left back. Mill has reached his pinnacle AB-
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7:59pm Sat 5 Jan 13

Even AndyD says...

Draw would have been fair, but their defense made no mistakes, ours did.
Draw would have been fair, but their defense made no mistakes, ours did. Even AndyD
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8:37pm Sat 5 Jan 13

bill bailey says...

i hope to see them one day,but i must say most of the remarks are decent and
fair.thats one thing i find up here people
see both sides and are not afraid to say their piece.not like those down south where i lived for 67yrs.
i hope to see them one day,but i must say most of the remarks are decent and fair.thats one thing i find up here people see both sides and are not afraid to say their piece.not like those down south where i lived for 67yrs. bill bailey
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9:36pm Sat 5 Jan 13

openallhours says...

Looking at the positives, we've won 2 of the last 3 home games and scored 8 goals in the process.

Let's hope that we have a good transfer window to help us achieve a good end to the season.
Looking at the positives, we've won 2 of the last 3 home games and scored 8 goals in the process. Let's hope that we have a good transfer window to help us achieve a good end to the season. openallhours
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10:02pm Sat 5 Jan 13

OLD - HEAD says...

The first half we were easily the better team and Exeter were fortunate to go in for half time at 1-1. But they soon got the measure of us, and Exeter were by far the better team in the second half. Our neat little triangle passing game got us nowhere, and as soon as we lost posession, it was obvious that they were going to punish us. I looked over at the City management team when Exeter scored their second goal, they were furious with Jamile Fyfield, and he was hauled off minutes later. I heard Gary Mills post match interview, while driving home, he said that we were unlucky to end up with nothing, but I think that we got what we deserved. A game of football lasts for at least 90 minutes, but once again City have only put in half a shift. Gary Mills did say that Alex Rodman was staying until the end of the season, I hope that he is not going to be our only signing.
The first half we were easily the better team and Exeter were fortunate to go in for half time at 1-1. But they soon got the measure of us, and Exeter were by far the better team in the second half. Our neat little triangle passing game got us nowhere, and as soon as we lost posession, it was obvious that they were going to punish us. I looked over at the City management team when Exeter scored their second goal, they were furious with Jamile Fyfield, and he was hauled off minutes later. I heard Gary Mills post match interview, while driving home, he said that we were unlucky to end up with nothing, but I think that we got what we deserved. A game of football lasts for at least 90 minutes, but once again City have only put in half a shift. Gary Mills did say that Alex Rodman was staying until the end of the season, I hope that he is not going to be our only signing. OLD - HEAD
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10:49pm Sat 5 Jan 13

thirsky says...

Do we want attractive tippy tappy football and a fight for survival or play like successful teams who defend and rely on teams making inevitable mistakes like we make week after week.
Why did our wingers switch places at half time when we were doing much better first half as it was.
Do we want attractive tippy tappy football and a fight for survival or play like successful teams who defend and rely on teams making inevitable mistakes like we make week after week. Why did our wingers switch places at half time when we were doing much better first half as it was. thirsky
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11:20pm Sat 5 Jan 13

uhtred says...

Both goals were down to Kerr giving away possession , a big fan of his but not his best game.
Both goals were down to Kerr giving away possession , a big fan of his but not his best game. uhtred
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1:01am Sun 6 Jan 13

skilly says...

OLD - HEAD wrote:
The first half we were easily the better team and Exeter were fortunate to go in for half time at 1-1. But they soon got the measure of us, and Exeter were by far the better team in the second half. Our neat little triangle passing game got us nowhere, and as soon as we lost posession, it was obvious that they were going to punish us. I looked over at the City management team when Exeter scored their second goal, they were furious with Jamile Fyfield, and he was hauled off minutes later. I heard Gary Mills post match interview, while driving home, he said that we were unlucky to end up with nothing, but I think that we got what we deserved. A game of football lasts for at least 90 minutes, but once again City have only put in half a shift. Gary Mills did say that Alex Rodman was staying until the end of the season, I hope that he is not going to be our only signing.
How can you say we got what we deserved. We deserved a point at least. We dominated play in the first half and whilst we were less effective in the 2nd half we could have scored when Blair was through with just goalie to beat but he sliced it wide. They were a decent side but we made mistakes for both their goals. Defence were solid except for a below par Fyfield and TY was very good. Signs in last 3 home games are much better and we move on with optimism COYR
[quote][p][bold]OLD - HEAD[/bold] wrote: The first half we were easily the better team and Exeter were fortunate to go in for half time at 1-1. But they soon got the measure of us, and Exeter were by far the better team in the second half. Our neat little triangle passing game got us nowhere, and as soon as we lost posession, it was obvious that they were going to punish us. I looked over at the City management team when Exeter scored their second goal, they were furious with Jamile Fyfield, and he was hauled off minutes later. I heard Gary Mills post match interview, while driving home, he said that we were unlucky to end up with nothing, but I think that we got what we deserved. A game of football lasts for at least 90 minutes, but once again City have only put in half a shift. Gary Mills did say that Alex Rodman was staying until the end of the season, I hope that he is not going to be our only signing.[/p][/quote]How can you say we got what we deserved. We deserved a point at least. We dominated play in the first half and whilst we were less effective in the 2nd half we could have scored when Blair was through with just goalie to beat but he sliced it wide. They were a decent side but we made mistakes for both their goals. Defence were solid except for a below par Fyfield and TY was very good. Signs in last 3 home games are much better and we move on with optimism COYR skilly
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1:04am Sun 6 Jan 13

GreenshawGrinder says...

I watched the same game as OLD-HEAD. First half we were OK, second half we just gave the ball away too much. Fyfield was not to blame for the second goal, it was the poor ball from Kerr that put him in trouble. Another home defeat, slightly worrying.
I watched the same game as OLD-HEAD. First half we were OK, second half we just gave the ball away too much. Fyfield was not to blame for the second goal, it was the poor ball from Kerr that put him in trouble. Another home defeat, slightly worrying. GreenshawGrinder
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10:27am Sun 6 Jan 13

Phil, Leeds says...

GreenshawGrinder wrote:
I watched the same game as OLD-HEAD. First half we were OK, second half we just gave the ball away too much. Fyfield was not to blame for the second goal, it was the poor ball from Kerr that put him in trouble. Another home defeat, slightly worrying.
Kerr was fully entitled to play that ball to his left back and Fyfield should have dealt with it. If you're saying he shouldn't have played it because his left back is a liability that's a different matter. Unfortunately Fyfield is not resolute enough as a defender but the guy Mills brought in to replace Meredith isn't good enough either.
And why wait until 5 minutes from time to bring on Reedy when Walker was contributing virtually nothing for the whole second half.
[quote][p][bold]GreenshawGrinder[/bold] wrote: I watched the same game as OLD-HEAD. First half we were OK, second half we just gave the ball away too much. Fyfield was not to blame for the second goal, it was the poor ball from Kerr that put him in trouble. Another home defeat, slightly worrying.[/p][/quote]Kerr was fully entitled to play that ball to his left back and Fyfield should have dealt with it. If you're saying he shouldn't have played it because his left back is a liability that's a different matter. Unfortunately Fyfield is not resolute enough as a defender but the guy Mills brought in to replace Meredith isn't good enough either. And why wait until 5 minutes from time to bring on Reedy when Walker was contributing virtually nothing for the whole second half. Phil, Leeds
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10:30am Sun 6 Jan 13

YorkCityLuke says...

Phil, Leeds wrote:
GreenshawGrinder wrote:
I watched the same game as OLD-HEAD. First half we were OK, second half we just gave the ball away too much. Fyfield was not to blame for the second goal, it was the poor ball from Kerr that put him in trouble. Another home defeat, slightly worrying.
Kerr was fully entitled to play that ball to his left back and Fyfield should have dealt with it. If you're saying he shouldn't have played it because his left back is a liability that's a different matter. Unfortunately Fyfield is not resolute enough as a defender but the guy Mills brought in to replace Meredith isn't good enough either.
And why wait until 5 minutes from time to bring on Reedy when Walker was contributing virtually nothing for the whole second half.
Nothing wrong with playing it to Fyfield, but the ball was high and overly hit, so he couldn't control it properly.
[quote][p][bold]Phil, Leeds[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]GreenshawGrinder[/bold] wrote: I watched the same game as OLD-HEAD. First half we were OK, second half we just gave the ball away too much. Fyfield was not to blame for the second goal, it was the poor ball from Kerr that put him in trouble. Another home defeat, slightly worrying.[/p][/quote]Kerr was fully entitled to play that ball to his left back and Fyfield should have dealt with it. If you're saying he shouldn't have played it because his left back is a liability that's a different matter. Unfortunately Fyfield is not resolute enough as a defender but the guy Mills brought in to replace Meredith isn't good enough either. And why wait until 5 minutes from time to bring on Reedy when Walker was contributing virtually nothing for the whole second half.[/p][/quote]Nothing wrong with playing it to Fyfield, but the ball was high and overly hit, so he couldn't control it properly. YorkCityLuke
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11:04am Sun 6 Jan 13

Some old bloke says...

I think some credit should be given to Exeter. They were the first team for ages to out-play us at our own game - excellent passing, control and movement (allied to excellent tactics from their manager). Even so, City could still have got something from the game if we hadn't gifted them two goals.

Rodman's was a fluke which came because he was desperate to get back and help the defence. If he hadn't stuck his foot out their striker would probably have scored anyway.

Their second came from Fyfield's decision to try and beat his man rather than boot it upfield - he had plenty of time to clear it, in my opinion. He seemed to go to pieces after that and was quickly substituted.

I don't think we should be too upset at the result. As the manager says, it's a learning experience and City are a great team to watch.
I think some credit should be given to Exeter. They were the first team for ages to out-play us at our own game - excellent passing, control and movement (allied to excellent tactics from their manager). Even so, City could still have got something from the game if we hadn't gifted them two goals. Rodman's was a fluke which came because he was desperate to get back and help the defence. If he hadn't stuck his foot out their striker would probably have scored anyway. Their second came from Fyfield's decision to try and beat his man rather than boot it upfield - he had plenty of time to clear it, in my opinion. He seemed to go to pieces after that and was quickly substituted. I don't think we should be too upset at the result. As the manager says, it's a learning experience and City are a great team to watch. Some old bloke
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11:12am Sun 6 Jan 13

THETELLEROFTALES says...

The Exeter game is history. It's done so lets all move on.
With Smith, Henderson and Carlisle off the wage bill I think all York City supporters are about to find out the limit of the clubs ambition, in this transfer window.
The Exeter game is history. It's done so lets all move on. With Smith, Henderson and Carlisle off the wage bill I think all York City supporters are about to find out the limit of the clubs ambition, in this transfer window. THETELLEROFTALES
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1:00pm Sun 6 Jan 13

Mickey T says...

There are quite a few sides who seem to be evenly matched in the 2nd Div. We are not far off being a side capable of staying in the top seven. I am happy with what has gone on so far this season, but do not hold my breath on seeing many if any new signings of note to take us to the next level coming in to the club during January.

We play some lovely stuff that at times does not get the reward it deserves. First half at Chesterfield and the game at Fleetwood being two examples.

It's evolution not revolution and I look fwd to seeing the players we need coming in during the summer to give us a real chance of a play-off or a promotion place without falling just that bit short as we are at the moment.
There are quite a few sides who seem to be evenly matched in the 2nd Div. We are not far off being a side capable of staying in the top seven. I am happy with what has gone on so far this season, but do not hold my breath on seeing many if any new signings of note to take us to the next level coming in to the club during January. We play some lovely stuff that at times does not get the reward it deserves. First half at Chesterfield and the game at Fleetwood being two examples. It's evolution not revolution and I look fwd to seeing the players we need coming in during the summer to give us a real chance of a play-off or a promotion place without falling just that bit short as we are at the moment. Mickey T
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1:02pm Sun 6 Jan 13

Mickey T says...

PS.

We have a very good manager IMO. One who I will be for ever grateful to along with Darren Gee for getting us out of the Conference League.
PS. We have a very good manager IMO. One who I will be for ever grateful to along with Darren Gee for getting us out of the Conference League. Mickey T
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1:24pm Sun 6 Jan 13

Budgie says...

I played a reasonable standard of football I was told never, never, pass across field if your near or in your penalty area. Some body tell Kerr.Good entetaining game yes Fyfield had a mare but didnt Walker have a worse one.
I played a reasonable standard of football I was told never, never, pass across field if your near or in your penalty area. Some body tell Kerr.Good entetaining game yes Fyfield had a mare but didnt Walker have a worse one. Budgie
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3:04pm Sun 6 Jan 13

dazthecat says...

Budgie wrote:
I played a reasonable standard of football I was told never, never, pass across field if your near or in your penalty area. Some body tell Kerr.Good entetaining game yes Fyfield had a mare but didnt Walker have a worse one.
I thought walker was excellent in the first half, but noticed just after he'd taken a free kick towards the end of the half that he was hunched over and seemed to be struggling with fitness. Not surprisingly if the stories about him being ill are correct. So I don't really think his second half no show is much of a surprise.

On Fyfield, as someone me mentioned above Exeter targeted him in the second half and doubled up on him every time our centre backs or midfield had it, yet we still continued giving him hospital balls and no protection from midfield. He had the hardest job on the field in the second half so little wonder he appeared to struggle
[quote][p][bold]Budgie[/bold] wrote: I played a reasonable standard of football I was told never, never, pass across field if your near or in your penalty area. Some body tell Kerr.Good entetaining game yes Fyfield had a mare but didnt Walker have a worse one.[/p][/quote]I thought walker was excellent in the first half, but noticed just after he'd taken a free kick towards the end of the half that he was hunched over and seemed to be struggling with fitness. Not surprisingly if the stories about him being ill are correct. So I don't really think his second half no show is much of a surprise. On Fyfield, as someone me mentioned above Exeter targeted him in the second half and doubled up on him every time our centre backs or midfield had it, yet we still continued giving him hospital balls and no protection from midfield. He had the hardest job on the field in the second half so little wonder he appeared to struggle dazthecat
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4:05pm Sun 6 Jan 13

OLD - HEAD says...

Jason Walker didnt really get much change out of the Exeter defenders. His main contribution was the excellent corners that he took. To be perfectly honest I was surprised that Jamie Reed wasnt brought on earlier. The number one priority in the transfer window should be a centre forward who can give us another option. But I heard GM say on the radio that his personal priority is another wide player.
Jason Walker didnt really get much change out of the Exeter defenders. His main contribution was the excellent corners that he took. To be perfectly honest I was surprised that Jamie Reed wasnt brought on earlier. The number one priority in the transfer window should be a centre forward who can give us another option. But I heard GM say on the radio that his personal priority is another wide player. OLD - HEAD
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4:45pm Sun 6 Jan 13

paddymacwakey says...

york were and still are a good conference side,in the football league.we have played 22 of the 23 teams,and just gillingham to play,and not one team as stood out against us.exeter were a medocre team,and if we had more fire power up front,and on the bench,we would be top 7 now at least.all we need as i keep saying,is get rid of some more dead wood,in blanchett,bullock and johnson,and get 2 or 3 quality players in,especcialy a hit man.a special mention on paddy,who worked is socks off,and the once forgotten man pottsy.
york were and still are a good conference side,in the football league.we have played 22 of the 23 teams,and just gillingham to play,and not one team as stood out against us.exeter were a medocre team,and if we had more fire power up front,and on the bench,we would be top 7 now at least.all we need as i keep saying,is get rid of some more dead wood,in blanchett,bullock and johnson,and get 2 or 3 quality players in,especcialy a hit man.a special mention on paddy,who worked is socks off,and the once forgotten man pottsy. paddymacwakey
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4:46pm Sun 6 Jan 13

paddymacwakey says...

york were and still are a good conference side,in the football league.we have played 22 of the 23 teams,and just gillingham to play,and not one team as stood out against us.exeter were a medocre team,and if we had more fire power up front,and on the bench,we would be top 7 now at least.all we need as i keep saying,is get rid of some more dead wood,in blanchett,bullock and johnson,and get 2 or 3 quality players in,especcialy a hit man.a special mention on paddy,who worked is socks off,and the once forgotten man pottsy.
york were and still are a good conference side,in the football league.we have played 22 of the 23 teams,and just gillingham to play,and not one team as stood out against us.exeter were a medocre team,and if we had more fire power up front,and on the bench,we would be top 7 now at least.all we need as i keep saying,is get rid of some more dead wood,in blanchett,bullock and johnson,and get 2 or 3 quality players in,especcialy a hit man.a special mention on paddy,who worked is socks off,and the once forgotten man pottsy. paddymacwakey
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6:53pm Sun 6 Jan 13

johnno65 says...

Just wish GM would sometimes realise when Walker is struggling or not quite fit/well enough and give Reedy a chance, we all no he will get stuck in and get us a goal, cant see much happening in the Jan window, still got Ash and McCreary to come back plus give the young uns a chance the lad who went to Harrogate Platt? sounds ready and could do a job for us.
I agree with other posters, get rid of the deadwood and lets work with whats left plus Reece, Platt and Allen and perhaps the odd loan signing and lets give it a go.
Just wish GM would sometimes realise when Walker is struggling or not quite fit/well enough and give Reedy a chance, we all no he will get stuck in and get us a goal, cant see much happening in the Jan window, still got Ash and McCreary to come back plus give the young uns a chance the lad who went to Harrogate Platt? sounds ready and could do a job for us. I agree with other posters, get rid of the deadwood and lets work with whats left plus Reece, Platt and Allen and perhaps the odd loan signing and lets give it a go. johnno65
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6:59pm Sun 6 Jan 13

Helliwell's Not a Donkey says...

In my opinion Kerr has been struggling of late. To many times he gets the ball and instead of going forward he turns and goes sideways or backwards putting us into trouble. His ball to Fyfield was appalling, it was behind Fyfeild and there was a man pressuring him. I may have upset Kerr lovers now! Apart from that we was excellent 1st half, Paddy and Potts running at their defence frightened them. 2nd half enough said.
In my opinion Kerr has been struggling of late. To many times he gets the ball and instead of going forward he turns and goes sideways or backwards putting us into trouble. His ball to Fyfield was appalling, it was behind Fyfeild and there was a man pressuring him. I may have upset Kerr lovers now! Apart from that we was excellent 1st half, Paddy and Potts running at their defence frightened them. 2nd half enough said. Helliwell's Not a Donkey
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8:03pm Sun 6 Jan 13

it must be Gary Ford says...

In my opinion I think an area where we suffers is at full back... Fyfeild and Danny P are a couple of the biggest hearted players on our books but without being natural left/right backs often fail to provide the neccesary overlapping options when going forward and occasionally struggle to help our centre backs when defending... losing Meredith was a bigger blow than anticipated and playing Oyebanjo out of position has yet to work for me. However, I will always back GM's judgement over mine and remain delighted to hear our name being read out in the Division Two results. My current concern is the impending vacancy at Doncaster once Dean Saunders departs for Wolves.... I fear that Millsy will be on their radar this week!
In my opinion I think an area where we suffers is at full back... Fyfeild and Danny P are a couple of the biggest hearted players on our books but without being natural left/right backs often fail to provide the neccesary overlapping options when going forward and occasionally struggle to help our centre backs when defending... losing Meredith was a bigger blow than anticipated and playing Oyebanjo out of position has yet to work for me. However, I will always back GM's judgement over mine and remain delighted to hear our name being read out in the Division Two results. My current concern is the impending vacancy at Doncaster once Dean Saunders departs for Wolves.... I fear that Millsy will be on their radar this week! it must be Gary Ford
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8:15pm Sun 6 Jan 13

duffy says...

it must be Gary Ford wrote:
In my opinion I think an area where we suffers is at full back... Fyfeild and Danny P are a couple of the biggest hearted players on our books but without being natural left/right backs often fail to provide the neccesary overlapping options when going forward and occasionally struggle to help our centre backs when defending... losing Meredith was a bigger blow than anticipated and playing Oyebanjo out of position has yet to work for me. However, I will always back GM's judgement over mine and remain delighted to hear our name being read out in the Division Two results. My current concern is the impending vacancy at Doncaster once Dean Saunders departs for Wolves.... I fear that Millsy will be on their radar this week!
Mills is not going to interest Doncaster. He simply does not have a record at league level and is now 50 years old.
[quote][p][bold]it must be Gary Ford[/bold] wrote: In my opinion I think an area where we suffers is at full back... Fyfeild and Danny P are a couple of the biggest hearted players on our books but without being natural left/right backs often fail to provide the neccesary overlapping options when going forward and occasionally struggle to help our centre backs when defending... losing Meredith was a bigger blow than anticipated and playing Oyebanjo out of position has yet to work for me. However, I will always back GM's judgement over mine and remain delighted to hear our name being read out in the Division Two results. My current concern is the impending vacancy at Doncaster once Dean Saunders departs for Wolves.... I fear that Millsy will be on their radar this week![/p][/quote]Mills is not going to interest Doncaster. He simply does not have a record at league level and is now 50 years old. duffy
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8:27pm Sun 6 Jan 13

Lycett says...

"Mills is not going to interest Doncaster. He simply does not have a record at league level and is now 50 years old."

Whilst I do agree that Mills will not be high on Donny's list, if at all, their current manager, Saunders, was 47 and had not managed a single game in the League when they appointed him - what's more, they were in a higher division than they currently are today.
"Mills is not going to interest Doncaster. He simply does not have a record at league level and is now 50 years old." Whilst I do agree that Mills will not be high on Donny's list, if at all, their current manager, Saunders, was 47 and had not managed a single game in the League when they appointed him - what's more, they were in a higher division than they currently are today. Lycett
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8:52pm Sun 6 Jan 13

duffy says...

Lycett wrote:
"Mills is not going to interest Doncaster. He simply does not have a record at league level and is now 50 years old."

Whilst I do agree that Mills will not be high on Donny's list, if at all, their current manager, Saunders, was 47 and had not managed a single game in the League when they appointed him - what's more, they were in a higher division than they currently are today.
Saunders already had links with Donny by all accounts. What does Mills have at this point that would attract him to Donny over other candidates ?
There are plenty of managers out of work with better league records.
[quote][p][bold]Lycett[/bold] wrote: "Mills is not going to interest Doncaster. He simply does not have a record at league level and is now 50 years old." Whilst I do agree that Mills will not be high on Donny's list, if at all, their current manager, Saunders, was 47 and had not managed a single game in the League when they appointed him - what's more, they were in a higher division than they currently are today.[/p][/quote]Saunders already had links with Donny by all accounts. What does Mills have at this point that would attract him to Donny over other candidates ? There are plenty of managers out of work with better league records. duffy
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9:09pm Sun 6 Jan 13

Lycett says...

As above, I agree with you. It was just that if age and League experience were the only considerations both for and against a manager, then Doncaster had previously shown that they they were not overly concerned about those factors, for the right man.

I think this exchange should be put down to extreme pedantry on my part, and for that I apologise!
As above, I agree with you. It was just that if age and League experience were the only considerations both for and against a manager, then Doncaster had previously shown that they they were not overly concerned about those factors, for the right man. I think this exchange should be put down to extreme pedantry on my part, and for that I apologise! Lycett
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2:50am Mon 7 Jan 13

YoRkIe59 says...

well having read all the above comments,how refreshing it is to see constructive realistic observations without the usual witch hunt against any particular player or sniping and back biting at each other nothing really to ad to the above excellent contributions.
well having read all the above comments,how refreshing it is to see constructive realistic observations without the usual witch hunt against any particular player or sniping and back biting at each other nothing really to ad to the above excellent contributions. YoRkIe59
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8:34am Mon 7 Jan 13

YorkCity4Ever says...

2-1 down at home, chasing the game, not long to go, let's get Allen on for Walker!!!

Anyway.. First half I thought we were really good, couldn't see anything other than a home win.

Second half we just didn't seem up for it, Walker was particularly poor.

Positives, I thought Potts and McLaughlin were both excellent.

It's a defeat where we should have picked up at least a point, but nothing to panc about as we look a decent League 2 side, I can see a good run of form coming soon.
2-1 down at home, chasing the game, not long to go, let's get Allen on for Walker!!! Anyway.. First half I thought we were really good, couldn't see anything other than a home win. Second half we just didn't seem up for it, Walker was particularly poor. Positives, I thought Potts and McLaughlin were both excellent. It's a defeat where we should have picked up at least a point, but nothing to panc about as we look a decent League 2 side, I can see a good run of form coming soon. YorkCity4Ever
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10:11am Mon 7 Jan 13

Theapplesarecoming says...

Interesting post on Exeter forums:

"Evidently york have only won 4 at home. Can you imagine following a team that does that?"
Interesting post on Exeter forums: "Evidently york have only won 4 at home. Can you imagine following a team that does that?" Theapplesarecoming
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1:14pm Mon 7 Jan 13

TimYCFC says...

It was my first home game for a couple of months as I live in London now and I couldn't believe what I was watching in the second half.

First half we were excellent and deserved to be leading at half time but after the break I don't know what was going on. Can home game regulars please tell me if this ridiculous habit of trying to ping every 2nd pass 40 yards that crept in in the second half is a regular thing or this was just a one off ?

Either way, we have to improve. We looked toothless all game long and need a new front man urgently.
It was my first home game for a couple of months as I live in London now and I couldn't believe what I was watching in the second half. First half we were excellent and deserved to be leading at half time but after the break I don't know what was going on. Can home game regulars please tell me if this ridiculous habit of trying to ping every 2nd pass 40 yards that crept in in the second half is a regular thing or this was just a one off ? Either way, we have to improve. We looked toothless all game long and need a new front man urgently. TimYCFC
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2:05pm Mon 7 Jan 13

Robert Davro says...

dazthecat wrote:
TheBurton wrote: A decent game which in fairness, we deserved a draw from. One of those days at the office. Unlucky from Rodman who did very well to get back just unlucky to put it in the net. Wont hold it against Kerr for giving the ball away as he is usually solid in the middle. As for Fyfield, never been a fan of him and still arent. Fair enough hes young and time to learn but made a couple of clumsy mistakes today, one costing us a goal. We are missing Meredith in that position and feel a decent left back is needed in the transfer window.
I don tunderstand people blaming Fyfield for their winner. Yes he could have done better, but the fault lies with Kerr for me. You simply don't play balls across your own area when you are under pressure, simple as that. Would be interesting to see who people would be blaming if it was the other way round. Great first half performance but as usual when the opposition starts pressing us the team get nervous, then the crowd get nervous and stop offering any encouragement. Really disappointing and just reinforces the fact we need something different up front. Good to hear mills was at least thinking about Brodie, it at least shows he's thinking along the right lines
Agree with the blaming of Kerr for playing that ball. You can't play those types of balls in that position. He had a poor second half.
[quote][p][bold]dazthecat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TheBurton[/bold] wrote: A decent game which in fairness, we deserved a draw from. One of those days at the office. Unlucky from Rodman who did very well to get back just unlucky to put it in the net. Wont hold it against Kerr for giving the ball away as he is usually solid in the middle. As for Fyfield, never been a fan of him and still arent. Fair enough hes young and time to learn but made a couple of clumsy mistakes today, one costing us a goal. We are missing Meredith in that position and feel a decent left back is needed in the transfer window.[/p][/quote]I don tunderstand people blaming Fyfield for their winner. Yes he could have done better, but the fault lies with Kerr for me. You simply don't play balls across your own area when you are under pressure, simple as that. Would be interesting to see who people would be blaming if it was the other way round. Great first half performance but as usual when the opposition starts pressing us the team get nervous, then the crowd get nervous and stop offering any encouragement. Really disappointing and just reinforces the fact we need something different up front. Good to hear mills was at least thinking about Brodie, it at least shows he's thinking along the right lines[/p][/quote]Agree with the blaming of Kerr for playing that ball. You can't play those types of balls in that position. He had a poor second half. Robert Davro
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