Gary Mills urges York City players to stick together and sort out ‘mess’

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

YORK City manager Gary Mills has insisted his players can get themselves out of the current “mess” they are in.

The Minstermen conceded four goals for the second successive game at Wycombe on Saturday and have now failed to win a match since their 3-0 home triumph over Burton on New Year’s Day.

Scott Kerr and Jamal Fyfield both conceded penalties at Adams Park to give striker Dean Morgan the chance to fire the hosts into a 2-0 half-time lead.

Further efforts from Joel Grant and Dave Winfield then wrapped up a 4-0 win, following on from the team’s 4-1 mauling at the hands of Morecambe.

After watching his team go a sixth game without a win, a disappointed but defiant Mills added that he remained confident he could emerge from a “testing” time as manager.

He said: “We got off to a terrible start giving two penalties away and we are committing suicide at the moment. We’re giving goals away and don’t look like scoring and, at the end of the day, that’s a recipe for disaster. But we will sort it out because that’s our job. You have to move on and get ready for the next game.

“The game is not all about success and, when things aren’t going right, you have to stand up and be counted. I have to do that as manager and the players need to do their jobs better.

“We know that and there’s no hiding or excuses. We have had two very disappointing weekends, conceding four goals in our last two matches and that’s not good enough.

“We are going through a bad spell but you have to live with that. We’ve worked hard to get where we are and it’s now a time to stick together – that’s very important.

“I believe I have a dressing room of players that will work hard to get us out of this mess and I have to pick the right team. The last two results suggest that maybe I haven’t.

“But players have to take responsibility because I rely on them for my job. I enjoy my job and I don’t pick teams to lose games.

“It’s a testing time and testing for me as manager, but I am going to come through it.”

On the goals his team conceded, Mills reflected: “Scott Kerr gave a goal away and he’s held his hand up. Jamal told me he didn’t pull their man for the second penalty so we will have to see if he was telling the truth by looking at the DVD.

“Dan Parslow got caught out for the third goal and Jack O’Connell got pushed in the back for the fourth, but that didn’t influence the result by any means and I don’t want to nit-pick.”

The City boss dragged off Paddy McLaughlin and Michael Potts at the break in Buckinghamshire and then withdrew fellow midfielder Kerr just past the hour and explained players in that area of the pitch need to be more consistent.

He said: “We can be better in there. Kerry, Pottsy and Paddy have done well together in some games, but you’ve got to be consistent at this level otherwise you get found out. Players who aren’t consistent play at a level lower than the Football League and, at this moment, some of our players’ performances are not consistent enough.”

Mills also expressed his sympathy for City’s 302 supporters at Adams Park, adding: “I’m disappointed for the fans who travelled all that way, but they understand we are visiting teams where it’s not as easy to win games as it might have been last season.”

The Minstermen chief went on to welcome the chance to bounce back with a home match against title-chasing Gillingham tomorrow.

Mills’ side drew 1-1 at the Kent club last month and the City boss said: “I’m glad we’ve got a game tomorrow and, if we play how we did against Gillingham at their place, I am sure we will put things right. We’ve got to think about winning the next game now and not worry because we have lost again.”

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12:13pm Mon 11 Feb 13

Southern Exile says...

Mental preparation has to be right from now on in, stop the in fighting and blame culture and pull together, let's see some leaders both off and on the pitch...
Mental preparation has to be right from now on in, stop the in fighting and blame culture and pull together, let's see some leaders both off and on the pitch... Southern Exile
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12:18pm Mon 11 Feb 13

GetCarlos says...

At least he has acknowleged there is a problem, we have enough time to sort it out and maybe its the end of the promotion honeymoon... there are worse teams than us in the league.

But it is hard to feel comfortable given the style in which we got relegated last time... it all feels a little too familiar.
At least he has acknowleged there is a problem, we have enough time to sort it out and maybe its the end of the promotion honeymoon... there are worse teams than us in the league. But it is hard to feel comfortable given the style in which we got relegated last time... it all feels a little too familiar. GetCarlos
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12:23pm Mon 11 Feb 13

Colin Pratt says...

When will the Mills lovers stop going on about last season? When he gets the team relegated? Mills did a fantastic job last season and we are so grateful to him for that. However league football is way beyond his capabilities as he has proved before with his other attempts at league management. The stubbornness of some supporters "living in the past" is ridiculous as is the Managers inability to take on board his inept and somewhat ludicrous decisions at times. Luckily we have family down in Chalfont St Giles so our weekend trip was not totally wasted. However what I, along with other realistic fans witnessed on Saturday is a York team that will not be good enough to stay in this division with this current Manager - FACT.
When will the Mills lovers stop going on about last season? When he gets the team relegated? Mills did a fantastic job last season and we are so grateful to him for that. However league football is way beyond his capabilities as he has proved before with his other attempts at league management. The stubbornness of some supporters "living in the past" is ridiculous as is the Managers inability to take on board his inept and somewhat ludicrous decisions at times. Luckily we have family down in Chalfont St Giles so our weekend trip was not totally wasted. However what I, along with other realistic fans witnessed on Saturday is a York team that will not be good enough to stay in this division with this current Manager - FACT. Colin Pratt
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12:35pm Mon 11 Feb 13

mark sertori says...

However what I, along with other realistic fans witnessed on Saturday is a York team that will not be good enough to stay in this division with this current Manager - FACT.”

Think you'll find that's opinion, not fact KNOBHEAD! Look it up in the dictionary. We will stay up, consolidate and move forward into next season with some good lessons learnt. So stop villifying a man who saved us from a ninth season in the s**t hole that us the conference!
However what I, along with other realistic fans witnessed on Saturday is a York team that will not be good enough to stay in this division with this current Manager - FACT.” Think you'll find that's opinion, not fact KNOBHEAD! Look it up in the dictionary. We will stay up, consolidate and move forward into next season with some good lessons learnt. So stop villifying a man who saved us from a ninth season in the s**t hole that us the conference! mark sertori
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12:45pm Mon 11 Feb 13

sb72 says...

"However what I, along with other realistic fans witnessed on Saturday is a York team that will not be good enough to stay in this division with this current Manager - FACT."

Judging by Colin's track record of his 'Facts' actually coming true, I would take this as a positive omen !
"However what I, along with other realistic fans witnessed on Saturday is a York team that will not be good enough to stay in this division with this current Manager - FACT." Judging by Colin's track record of his 'Facts' actually coming true, I would take this as a positive omen ! sb72
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12:49pm Mon 11 Feb 13

ADAMCUTHBERT says...

At least GM has acknowledged there's a problem and has put his 'hands up' to mistakes in the latest team selections!

Let's have a positive response from the players tomorrow nite and show some 'fight' for the cause and be proud to be a York City Player! Even a much improved performance would be a step in the 'right direction! A win a bonus!

Because let's face it! Things can't get much worse rite now!

COYR
At least GM has acknowledged there's a problem and has put his 'hands up' to mistakes in the latest team selections! Let's have a positive response from the players tomorrow nite and show some 'fight' for the cause and be proud to be a York City Player! Even a much improved performance would be a step in the 'right direction! A win a bonus! Because let's face it! Things can't get much worse rite now! COYR ADAMCUTHBERT
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12:49pm Mon 11 Feb 13

ADAMCUTHBERT says...

At least GM has acknowledged there's a problem and has put his 'hands up' to mistakes in the latest team selections!

Let's have a positive response from the players tomorrow nite and show some 'fight' for the cause and be proud to be a York City Player! Even a much improved performance would be a step in the 'right direction! A win a bonus!

Because let's face it! Things can't get much worse rite now!

COYR
At least GM has acknowledged there's a problem and has put his 'hands up' to mistakes in the latest team selections! Let's have a positive response from the players tomorrow nite and show some 'fight' for the cause and be proud to be a York City Player! Even a much improved performance would be a step in the 'right direction! A win a bonus! Because let's face it! Things can't get much worse rite now! COYR ADAMCUTHBERT
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12:49pm Mon 11 Feb 13

ADAMCUTHBERT says...

At least GM has acknowledged there's a problem and has put his 'hands up' to mistakes in the latest team selections!

Let's have a positive response from the players tomorrow nite and show some 'fight' for the cause and be proud to be a York City Player! Even a much improved performance would be a step in the 'right direction! A win a bonus!

Because let's face it! Things can't get much worse rite now!

COYR
At least GM has acknowledged there's a problem and has put his 'hands up' to mistakes in the latest team selections! Let's have a positive response from the players tomorrow nite and show some 'fight' for the cause and be proud to be a York City Player! Even a much improved performance would be a step in the 'right direction! A win a bonus! Because let's face it! Things can't get much worse rite now! COYR ADAMCUTHBERT
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12:49pm Mon 11 Feb 13

Tug job says...

mark sertori wrote:
However what I, along with other realistic fans witnessed on Saturday is a York team that will not be good enough to stay in this division with this current Manager - FACT.” Think you'll find that's opinion, not fact KNOBHEAD! Look it up in the dictionary. We will stay up, consolidate and move forward into next season with some good lessons learnt. So stop villifying a man who saved us from a ninth season in the s**t hole that us the conference!
YEs, they are our opinions but there's no need to be abusive and, for once, I actually agree with Colin Pratt - my weekend was saved from being a total disaster by spending it with friends who live in Beaconsfield. I don't mind City being beaten, so much, but the very poor 'performance' was too much to take. I wonder if the team mutinied in response to GM's humiliation of them. I have seen some very poor City teams since I first watched them in the late 60s but I have never before seen a City team that was so obviously going through the motions. My Wycombe-supporting friends commented that the team wasn't trying. We all know City can play great stuff, we all know City have a never say die attitude but both were absent on Saturday. I like GM (a couple of people on here attempt to insult me by calling me a "Gary clapper", but I take this as a compliment!) and think he will turn things around but a repeat of Saturday's performance would be unacceptable. As long as City play well I don't mind the result, but they really do have to put the graft in. COYR
[quote][p][bold]mark sertori[/bold] wrote: However what I, along with other realistic fans witnessed on Saturday is a York team that will not be good enough to stay in this division with this current Manager - FACT.” Think you'll find that's opinion, not fact KNOBHEAD! Look it up in the dictionary. We will stay up, consolidate and move forward into next season with some good lessons learnt. So stop villifying a man who saved us from a ninth season in the s**t hole that us the conference![/p][/quote]YEs, they are our opinions but there's no need to be abusive and, for once, I actually agree with Colin Pratt - my weekend was saved from being a total disaster by spending it with friends who live in Beaconsfield. I don't mind City being beaten, so much, but the very poor 'performance' was too much to take. I wonder if the team mutinied in response to GM's humiliation of them. I have seen some very poor City teams since I first watched them in the late 60s but I have never before seen a City team that was so obviously going through the motions. My Wycombe-supporting friends commented that the team wasn't trying. We all know City can play great stuff, we all know City have a never say die attitude but both were absent on Saturday. I like GM (a couple of people on here attempt to insult me by calling me a "Gary clapper", but I take this as a compliment!) and think he will turn things around but a repeat of Saturday's performance would be unacceptable. As long as City play well I don't mind the result, but they really do have to put the graft in. COYR Tug job
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12:50pm Mon 11 Feb 13

ADAMCUTHBERT says...

Got a bit excited with the 'trigger' button! Shame the strikers aren't at the mo!
Got a bit excited with the 'trigger' button! Shame the strikers aren't at the mo! ADAMCUTHBERT
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12:57pm Mon 11 Feb 13

tomwillo1 says...

We've got a young squad that can only get better, 2 wins and we will be back up there again! Everyones going over the top again, and have short memories after last season. Injuries have played a big part as well, Millsy will get us playing agin! COME ON CITY!
We've got a young squad that can only get better, 2 wins and we will be back up there again! Everyones going over the top again, and have short memories after last season. Injuries have played a big part as well, Millsy will get us playing agin! COME ON CITY! tomwillo1
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12:58pm Mon 11 Feb 13

Southern Exile says...

ADAMCUTHBERT wrote:
Got a bit excited with the 'trigger' button! Shame the strikers aren't at the mo!
Poor Mrs Cuthbert...
[quote][p][bold]ADAMCUTHBERT[/bold] wrote: Got a bit excited with the 'trigger' button! Shame the strikers aren't at the mo![/p][/quote]Poor Mrs Cuthbert... Southern Exile
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1:02pm Mon 11 Feb 13

ADAMCUTHBERT says...

Southern Exile wrote:
ADAMCUTHBERT wrote: Got a bit excited with the 'trigger' button! Shame the strikers aren't at the mo!
Poor Mrs Cuthbert...
LOL It's your Mrs you should be worried about!
[quote][p][bold]Southern Exile[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ADAMCUTHBERT[/bold] wrote: Got a bit excited with the 'trigger' button! Shame the strikers aren't at the mo![/p][/quote]Poor Mrs Cuthbert...[/p][/quote]LOL It's your Mrs you should be worried about! ADAMCUTHBERT
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1:04pm Mon 11 Feb 13

Gladys Cheesepick says...

I also went to the game, and I too was spared a dreadful weekend by staying with some lovely friends of mine at Chesham. I was a bad day and Im glad I left after 59 mins, meant I avoided the traffic and made it to friends home much earler. Im sure we will turn it round in the next few games, you dont become a bad team over a few weeks.
I also went to the game, and I too was spared a dreadful weekend by staying with some lovely friends of mine at Chesham. I was a bad day and Im glad I left after 59 mins, meant I avoided the traffic and made it to friends home much earler. Im sure we will turn it round in the next few games, you dont become a bad team over a few weeks. Gladys Cheesepick
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1:05pm Mon 11 Feb 13

Gladys Cheesepick says...

ADAMCUTHBERT wrote:
Southern Exile wrote:
ADAMCUTHBERT wrote: Got a bit excited with the 'trigger' button! Shame the strikers aren't at the mo!
Poor Mrs Cuthbert...
LOL It's your Mrs you should be worried about!
How rude
[quote][p][bold]ADAMCUTHBERT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Southern Exile[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ADAMCUTHBERT[/bold] wrote: Got a bit excited with the 'trigger' button! Shame the strikers aren't at the mo![/p][/quote]Poor Mrs Cuthbert...[/p][/quote]LOL It's your Mrs you should be worried about![/p][/quote]How rude Gladys Cheesepick
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1:06pm Mon 11 Feb 13

ADAMCUTHBERT says...

No Gladys you become Crap one instead!
No Gladys you become Crap one instead! ADAMCUTHBERT
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1:13pm Mon 11 Feb 13

Southern Exile says...

ADAMCUTHBERT wrote:
Southern Exile wrote:
ADAMCUTHBERT wrote: Got a bit excited with the 'trigger' button! Shame the strikers aren't at the mo!
Poor Mrs Cuthbert...
LOL It's your Mrs you should be worried about!
You're quite right...
[quote][p][bold]ADAMCUTHBERT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Southern Exile[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ADAMCUTHBERT[/bold] wrote: Got a bit excited with the 'trigger' button! Shame the strikers aren't at the mo![/p][/quote]Poor Mrs Cuthbert...[/p][/quote]LOL It's your Mrs you should be worried about![/p][/quote]You're quite right... Southern Exile
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1:17pm Mon 11 Feb 13

dwykes says...

The Wycombe commentators were bemused as to why we don't play 4-4-2 as they thought Walker & Blair would be more effective playing closer to each other.
I didn't think we'd be at risk of going straight back down and i still think (hope?) we will be safe, but the wins have got to start coming, draws won't be good enough...
The Wycombe commentators were bemused as to why we don't play 4-4-2 as they thought Walker & Blair would be more effective playing closer to each other. I didn't think we'd be at risk of going straight back down and i still think (hope?) we will be safe, but the wins have got to start coming, draws won't be good enough... dwykes
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1:21pm Mon 11 Feb 13

Richie H says...

I said at the start of the season that I was more worried about losing Gary Mills than any of our players and still think this is the case! We would be hard pressed to find someone new like him and still believe the players still want to play for him. We're 2 wins away from all the views here changing
I said at the start of the season that I was more worried about losing Gary Mills than any of our players and still think this is the case! We would be hard pressed to find someone new like him and still believe the players still want to play for him. We're 2 wins away from all the views here changing Richie H
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1:27pm Mon 11 Feb 13

GetCarlos says...

An interesting statistic....

Since there has been to Promoted from the conference to the Football League, no team has came straight back down.

Lets not break the trend.
An interesting statistic.... Since there has been to Promoted from the conference to the Football League, no team has came straight back down. Lets not break the trend. GetCarlos
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1:31pm Mon 11 Feb 13

neutral observer 2 says...

Pratt by name .
Pratt by nature.
I travelled further this season than Bucks and saw some right dross.
I didnt come back looking to sack people. If players dont wish to apply themselves correctly , it doesnt matter who's telling them what to do.
If people made as much fuss over sacking bankers for their failures, as they do after a dip in form. The world would be a better place.
Pratt by name . Pratt by nature. I travelled further this season than Bucks and saw some right dross. I didnt come back looking to sack people. If players dont wish to apply themselves correctly , it doesnt matter who's telling them what to do. If people made as much fuss over sacking bankers for their failures, as they do after a dip in form. The world would be a better place. neutral observer 2
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1:32pm Mon 11 Feb 13

Tug job says...

Richie H wrote:
I said at the start of the season that I was more worried about losing Gary Mills than any of our players and still think this is the case! We would be hard pressed to find someone new like him and still believe the players still want to play for him. We're 2 wins away from all the views here changing
With respect - the views of those who attended on Saturday are unanimous - the team didn't look interested and didn't put the effort in. But I do agree that when we start picking up points again, postings on this site will quieten down. When we do well, the posts from many people who seem to revel in defeat are notable by their absence!
[quote][p][bold]Richie H[/bold] wrote: I said at the start of the season that I was more worried about losing Gary Mills than any of our players and still think this is the case! We would be hard pressed to find someone new like him and still believe the players still want to play for him. We're 2 wins away from all the views here changing[/p][/quote]With respect - the views of those who attended on Saturday are unanimous - the team didn't look interested and didn't put the effort in. But I do agree that when we start picking up points again, postings on this site will quieten down. When we do well, the posts from many people who seem to revel in defeat are notable by their absence! Tug job
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1:40pm Mon 11 Feb 13

ADAMCUTHBERT says...

Tug job wrote:
Richie H wrote: I said at the start of the season that I was more worried about losing Gary Mills than any of our players and still think this is the case! We would be hard pressed to find someone new like him and still believe the players still want to play for him. We're 2 wins away from all the views here changing
With respect - the views of those who attended on Saturday are unanimous - the team didn't look interested and didn't put the effort in. But I do agree that when we start picking up points again, postings on this site will quieten down. When we do well, the posts from many people who seem to revel in defeat are notable by their absence!
I was there Saturday and will comment as I see fit' through the good times and bad! That's what been a supporter is all about!
[quote][p][bold]Tug job[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Richie H[/bold] wrote: I said at the start of the season that I was more worried about losing Gary Mills than any of our players and still think this is the case! We would be hard pressed to find someone new like him and still believe the players still want to play for him. We're 2 wins away from all the views here changing[/p][/quote]With respect - the views of those who attended on Saturday are unanimous - the team didn't look interested and didn't put the effort in. But I do agree that when we start picking up points again, postings on this site will quieten down. When we do well, the posts from many people who seem to revel in defeat are notable by their absence![/p][/quote]I was there Saturday and will comment as I see fit' through the good times and bad! That's what been a supporter is all about! ADAMCUTHBERT
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1:59pm Mon 11 Feb 13

redbluelion says...

I didn't think this forum was just for the happy clappers..is it not for anyone then i don't come on when we win because i have nothing to say.but when we are doing badly as of late i like anyone else want my anger and disbelief to be voiced and if you don't like it tough..i don't care go clap in the corner and STFU..
I didn't think this forum was just for the happy clappers..is it not for anyone then i don't come on when we win because i have nothing to say.but when we are doing badly as of late i like anyone else want my anger and disbelief to be voiced and if you don't like it tough..i don't care go clap in the corner and STFU.. redbluelion
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2:05pm Mon 11 Feb 13

mark sertori says...

I merely stated that his statement was not a fact and that all he was trying to do was antagonise people. We are all entitled to an opinion, but nevertheless it is just that, an opinion! No, actually being a supporter is supporting the team. Er being the suffix of support, which last time i checked meant to give encouragment and help when in times of need! I rest my case! Time for your undignified response!
I merely stated that his statement was not a fact and that all he was trying to do was antagonise people. We are all entitled to an opinion, but nevertheless it is just that, an opinion! No, actually being a supporter is supporting the team. Er being the suffix of support, which last time i checked meant to give encouragment and help when in times of need! I rest my case! Time for your undignified response! mark sertori
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2:12pm Mon 11 Feb 13

Tug job says...

ADAMCUTHBERT wrote:
Tug job wrote:
Richie H wrote: I said at the start of the season that I was more worried about losing Gary Mills than any of our players and still think this is the case! We would be hard pressed to find someone new like him and still believe the players still want to play for him. We're 2 wins away from all the views here changing
With respect - the views of those who attended on Saturday are unanimous - the team didn't look interested and didn't put the effort in. But I do agree that when we start picking up points again, postings on this site will quieten down. When we do well, the posts from many people who seem to revel in defeat are notable by their absence!
I was there Saturday and will comment as I see fit' through the good times and bad! That's what been a supporter is all about!
Is anybody saying you shouldn't post as you see fit? I certainly wasn't, I was merely commenting that many people only post on this site when we have a bad result.
[quote][p][bold]ADAMCUTHBERT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tug job[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Richie H[/bold] wrote: I said at the start of the season that I was more worried about losing Gary Mills than any of our players and still think this is the case! We would be hard pressed to find someone new like him and still believe the players still want to play for him. We're 2 wins away from all the views here changing[/p][/quote]With respect - the views of those who attended on Saturday are unanimous - the team didn't look interested and didn't put the effort in. But I do agree that when we start picking up points again, postings on this site will quieten down. When we do well, the posts from many people who seem to revel in defeat are notable by their absence![/p][/quote]I was there Saturday and will comment as I see fit' through the good times and bad! That's what been a supporter is all about![/p][/quote]Is anybody saying you shouldn't post as you see fit? I certainly wasn't, I was merely commenting that many people only post on this site when we have a bad result. Tug job
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2:16pm Mon 11 Feb 13

Southern Exile says...

Interesting debate considering the title of the article ;-)
Interesting debate considering the title of the article ;-) Southern Exile
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2:27pm Mon 11 Feb 13

The_Baron89 says...

redbluelion wrote:
I didn't think this forum was just for the happy clappers..is it not for anyone then i don't come on when we win because i have nothing to say.but when we are doing badly as of late i like anyone else want my anger and disbelief to be voiced and if you don't like it tough..i don't care go clap in the corner and STFU..
How can you STFU if you're clapping in a corner?

Also why are you standing up for your right to an opinion and then being aggressive to those who have just as much right to disagree with it?

Were you even at the game on Saturday or would the care home not let you out unsupervised?
[quote][p][bold]redbluelion[/bold] wrote: I didn't think this forum was just for the happy clappers..is it not for anyone then i don't come on when we win because i have nothing to say.but when we are doing badly as of late i like anyone else want my anger and disbelief to be voiced and if you don't like it tough..i don't care go clap in the corner and STFU..[/p][/quote]How can you STFU if you're clapping in a corner? Also why are you standing up for your right to an opinion and then being aggressive to those who have just as much right to disagree with it? Were you even at the game on Saturday or would the care home not let you out unsupervised? The_Baron89
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2:33pm Mon 11 Feb 13

ADAMCUTHBERT says...

At the end of the day we're all supporters of this great club and we only want to see them do well!

We like the players are only human! We have our own views on things' and yes we all care!
At the end of the day we're all supporters of this great club and we only want to see them do well! We like the players are only human! We have our own views on things' and yes we all care! ADAMCUTHBERT
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3:11pm Mon 11 Feb 13

Gladys Cheesepick says...

ADAMCUTHBERT wrote:
At the end of the day we're all supporters of this great club and we only want to see them do well!

We like the players are only human! We have our own views on things' and yes we all care!
I think your right Adam. However I do think those like Colin Pratt are just plain old trouble makers. It seems Colin is insistent on stirring and despite his intentions I think he might be an rotten egg.
[quote][p][bold]ADAMCUTHBERT[/bold] wrote: At the end of the day we're all supporters of this great club and we only want to see them do well! We like the players are only human! We have our own views on things' and yes we all care![/p][/quote]I think your right Adam. However I do think those like Colin Pratt are just plain old trouble makers. It seems Colin is insistent on stirring and despite his intentions I think he might be an rotten egg. Gladys Cheesepick
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3:36pm Mon 11 Feb 13

carterjason says...

Intresting to see gillingham stayed up north since the bradford game and training at thorp arch. Maybe they think they on holiday and catch them off guard.
Intresting to see gillingham stayed up north since the bradford game and training at thorp arch. Maybe they think they on holiday and catch them off guard. carterjason
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4:04pm Mon 11 Feb 13

cityforthepremier says...

Colin Pratt wrote:
When will the Mills lovers stop going on about last season? When he gets the team relegated? Mills did a fantastic job last season and we are so grateful to him for that. However league football is way beyond his capabilities as he has proved before with his other attempts at league management. The stubbornness of some supporters "living in the past" is ridiculous as is the Managers inability to take on board his inept and somewhat ludicrous decisions at times. Luckily we have family down in Chalfont St Giles so our weekend trip was not totally wasted. However what I, along with other realistic fans witnessed on Saturday is a York team that will not be good enough to stay in this division with this current Manager - FACT.
Why don't you stop moaning & get behind the team, you were one of the first to eat your humble pie when we got promoted, now its time you show your worth & see if you really are a fan, what the lads need is the crowd to lift them not negativity like you colin arnold pratt or the or 20 fans singing in the longhurst, surprise them, give them a positive lift, make some noise & show them that we are behind them which you seem to be all the time! Rant over!
[quote][p][bold]Colin Pratt[/bold] wrote: When will the Mills lovers stop going on about last season? When he gets the team relegated? Mills did a fantastic job last season and we are so grateful to him for that. However league football is way beyond his capabilities as he has proved before with his other attempts at league management. The stubbornness of some supporters "living in the past" is ridiculous as is the Managers inability to take on board his inept and somewhat ludicrous decisions at times. Luckily we have family down in Chalfont St Giles so our weekend trip was not totally wasted. However what I, along with other realistic fans witnessed on Saturday is a York team that will not be good enough to stay in this division with this current Manager - FACT.[/p][/quote]Why don't you stop moaning & get behind the team, you were one of the first to eat your humble pie when we got promoted, now its time you show your worth & see if you really are a fan, what the lads need is the crowd to lift them not negativity like you colin arnold pratt or the or 20 fans singing in the longhurst, surprise them, give them a positive lift, make some noise & show them that we are behind them which you seem to be all the time! Rant over! cityforthepremier
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4:06pm Mon 11 Feb 13

paddymacwakey says...

the mess what mills is talking about,is the loan players he has brought in they are no better than what we have got.in fact they are worse.you need players that are going to bust a gut for this club.when fit we are missing mcurk,if not give allan a chance.get challinor in at right back.if we could only find a goal scorer it would take a bit of pressure off the back four.i see barnet have signed beattie from st johnstone.there is a lot of teams in this league with a worse spending budget than us,but every team we have played have had a good hitman.surely there must be a striker from a championship side who is idling away in the reserves,who we can get on loan.me and my son will be there,as always,shouting them on against gillingham.
the mess what mills is talking about,is the loan players he has brought in they are no better than what we have got.in fact they are worse.you need players that are going to bust a gut for this club.when fit we are missing mcurk,if not give allan a chance.get challinor in at right back.if we could only find a goal scorer it would take a bit of pressure off the back four.i see barnet have signed beattie from st johnstone.there is a lot of teams in this league with a worse spending budget than us,but every team we have played have had a good hitman.surely there must be a striker from a championship side who is idling away in the reserves,who we can get on loan.me and my son will be there,as always,shouting them on against gillingham. paddymacwakey
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4:30pm Mon 11 Feb 13

YorkCityLuke says...

The_Baron89 wrote:
redbluelion wrote:
I didn't think this forum was just for the happy clappers..is it not for anyone then i don't come on when we win because i have nothing to say.but when we are doing badly as of late i like anyone else want my anger and disbelief to be voiced and if you don't like it tough..i don't care go clap in the corner and STFU..
How can you STFU if you're clapping in a corner?

Also why are you standing up for your right to an opinion and then being aggressive to those who have just as much right to disagree with it?

Were you even at the game on Saturday or would the care home not let you out unsupervised?
All good points. Expect a disproportionately aggressive response.
[quote][p][bold]The_Baron89[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]redbluelion[/bold] wrote: I didn't think this forum was just for the happy clappers..is it not for anyone then i don't come on when we win because i have nothing to say.but when we are doing badly as of late i like anyone else want my anger and disbelief to be voiced and if you don't like it tough..i don't care go clap in the corner and STFU..[/p][/quote]How can you STFU if you're clapping in a corner? Also why are you standing up for your right to an opinion and then being aggressive to those who have just as much right to disagree with it? Were you even at the game on Saturday or would the care home not let you out unsupervised?[/p][/quote]All good points. Expect a disproportionately aggressive response. YorkCityLuke
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5:00pm Mon 11 Feb 13

joejamestom says...

I hope that despite the last 2 games we are all commited York supporters, my overall concern is that we got quite lucky in getting back to leage football but did little other than show loyalty to our promotion squad.
I feel that some of GMs ever present players in the squad have sat on their laurels not looking over their shoulders maybe it is time to rest JW use him as a sub for a couple of games to see if his energy levels can be restored & Chris Smith can have a lovely rest too never got his place on merit as a football player for me. If we are a bit goal shy then at least keep a clean sheet & hopefully we will catch other teams on the break as we certainly have players with pace if not ariel ability. Most of us will clap the team off as long as we see a committed group of players earning their rewards for our club. Jamal needs a bit of advice on not encouraging theatrics from forwards & if he cannot absorb it join the bench.
For you Mr Mills cut out the theatrics of having the naughty boys walk to class treat them like men & get a man like performance out of them with a formation to utilise the players that we have & can put the shift in.
Cmon City!!!
I hope that despite the last 2 games we are all commited York supporters, my overall concern is that we got quite lucky in getting back to leage football but did little other than show loyalty to our promotion squad. I feel that some of GMs ever present players in the squad have sat on their laurels not looking over their shoulders maybe it is time to rest JW use him as a sub for a couple of games to see if his energy levels can be restored & Chris Smith can have a lovely rest too never got his place on merit as a football player for me. If we are a bit goal shy then at least keep a clean sheet & hopefully we will catch other teams on the break as we certainly have players with pace if not ariel ability. Most of us will clap the team off as long as we see a committed group of players earning their rewards for our club. Jamal needs a bit of advice on not encouraging theatrics from forwards & if he cannot absorb it join the bench. For you Mr Mills cut out the theatrics of having the naughty boys walk to class treat them like men & get a man like performance out of them with a formation to utilise the players that we have & can put the shift in. Cmon City!!! joejamestom
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5:19pm Mon 11 Feb 13

openallhours says...

joejamestom wrote:
I hope that despite the last 2 games we are all commited York supporters, my overall concern is that we got quite lucky in getting back to leage football but did little other than show loyalty to our promotion squad. I feel that some of GMs ever present players in the squad have sat on their laurels not looking over their shoulders maybe it is time to rest JW use him as a sub for a couple of games to see if his energy levels can be restored & Chris Smith can have a lovely rest too never got his place on merit as a football player for me. If we are a bit goal shy then at least keep a clean sheet & hopefully we will catch other teams on the break as we certainly have players with pace if not ariel ability. Most of us will clap the team off as long as we see a committed group of players earning their rewards for our club. Jamal needs a bit of advice on not encouraging theatrics from forwards & if he cannot absorb it join the bench. For you Mr Mills cut out the theatrics of having the naughty boys walk to class treat them like men & get a man like performance out of them with a formation to utilise the players that we have & can put the shift in. Cmon City!!!
Well said.
[quote][p][bold]joejamestom[/bold] wrote: I hope that despite the last 2 games we are all commited York supporters, my overall concern is that we got quite lucky in getting back to leage football but did little other than show loyalty to our promotion squad. I feel that some of GMs ever present players in the squad have sat on their laurels not looking over their shoulders maybe it is time to rest JW use him as a sub for a couple of games to see if his energy levels can be restored & Chris Smith can have a lovely rest too never got his place on merit as a football player for me. If we are a bit goal shy then at least keep a clean sheet & hopefully we will catch other teams on the break as we certainly have players with pace if not ariel ability. Most of us will clap the team off as long as we see a committed group of players earning their rewards for our club. Jamal needs a bit of advice on not encouraging theatrics from forwards & if he cannot absorb it join the bench. For you Mr Mills cut out the theatrics of having the naughty boys walk to class treat them like men & get a man like performance out of them with a formation to utilise the players that we have & can put the shift in. Cmon City!!![/p][/quote]Well said. openallhours
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6:01pm Mon 11 Feb 13

bartsimmo says...

openallhours wrote:
joejamestom wrote:
I hope that despite the last 2 games we are all commited York supporters, my overall concern is that we got quite lucky in getting back to leage football but did little other than show loyalty to our promotion squad. I feel that some of GMs ever present players in the squad have sat on their laurels not looking over their shoulders maybe it is time to rest JW use him as a sub for a couple of games to see if his energy levels can be restored & Chris Smith can have a lovely rest too never got his place on merit as a football player for me. If we are a bit goal shy then at least keep a clean sheet & hopefully we will catch other teams on the break as we certainly have players with pace if not ariel ability. Most of us will clap the team off as long as we see a committed group of players earning their rewards for our club. Jamal needs a bit of advice on not encouraging theatrics from forwards & if he cannot absorb it join the bench. For you Mr Mills cut out the theatrics of having the naughty boys walk to class treat them like men & get a man like performance out of them with a formation to utilise the players that we have & can put the shift in. Cmon City!!!
Well said.
Hmmmm mind readers! My sentiments exactly, shame we lost Reed though to bang in the goals thanks to Mills love for Walker and 433. At the end of the day Reed may not be the most gifted technically but then again is it any wonder with the lack of game time he gets and he still scores as many as Walker from open play in about a tenth of the games if not less. Simple case we needed goals and as I quote Mills "The reason I left Reedy on for 90 minutes is because he is always capable of a goal" That was after another of his late important goals. More like you didnt know what to do and Reed bailed you out again. Otherwise you would have played him more regular to make that comment a true reflection.
[quote][p][bold]openallhours[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]joejamestom[/bold] wrote: I hope that despite the last 2 games we are all commited York supporters, my overall concern is that we got quite lucky in getting back to leage football but did little other than show loyalty to our promotion squad. I feel that some of GMs ever present players in the squad have sat on their laurels not looking over their shoulders maybe it is time to rest JW use him as a sub for a couple of games to see if his energy levels can be restored & Chris Smith can have a lovely rest too never got his place on merit as a football player for me. If we are a bit goal shy then at least keep a clean sheet & hopefully we will catch other teams on the break as we certainly have players with pace if not ariel ability. Most of us will clap the team off as long as we see a committed group of players earning their rewards for our club. Jamal needs a bit of advice on not encouraging theatrics from forwards & if he cannot absorb it join the bench. For you Mr Mills cut out the theatrics of having the naughty boys walk to class treat them like men & get a man like performance out of them with a formation to utilise the players that we have & can put the shift in. Cmon City!!![/p][/quote]Well said.[/p][/quote]Hmmmm mind readers! My sentiments exactly, shame we lost Reed though to bang in the goals thanks to Mills love for Walker and 433. At the end of the day Reed may not be the most gifted technically but then again is it any wonder with the lack of game time he gets and he still scores as many as Walker from open play in about a tenth of the games if not less. Simple case we needed goals and as I quote Mills "The reason I left Reedy on for 90 minutes is because he is always capable of a goal" That was after another of his late important goals. More like you didnt know what to do and Reed bailed you out again. Otherwise you would have played him more regular to make that comment a true reflection. bartsimmo
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3:28pm Tue 12 Feb 13

YoRkIe59 says...

my biggest concern from comments of saturdays apparant lack of interest from the players is talk of possible rifts or mills losing the respect of some of the players.if that is the mess Mills is refering to its the biggest danger we are facing.The other thing i think we need to snap out of is the oh we wont or can,t go down thinking,ok yes we are some way thankfully off situation we found ourselves in when we last went down to the conference,but i think the truth is memories of that incredible slide and 8 barren years in the conference is whats making people so nervous of our at best stuttering form.we are maybe a long way from being the team we.d like to be right now,but i think(without first hand knowledge this season i must add) if the players are willing to fight weve still got enough quality to keep us up,what scares me more than anything is talk of possible unrest in the dressing room,its desperately important right now that everyone is together.
my biggest concern from comments of saturdays apparant lack of interest from the players is talk of possible rifts or mills losing the respect of some of the players.if that is the mess Mills is refering to its the biggest danger we are facing.The other thing i think we need to snap out of is the oh we wont or can,t go down thinking,ok yes we are some way thankfully off situation we found ourselves in when we last went down to the conference,but i think the truth is memories of that incredible slide and 8 barren years in the conference is whats making people so nervous of our at best stuttering form.we are maybe a long way from being the team we.d like to be right now,but i think(without first hand knowledge this season i must add) if the players are willing to fight weve still got enough quality to keep us up,what scares me more than anything is talk of possible unrest in the dressing room,its desperately important right now that everyone is together. YoRkIe59
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