Manager Gary Mills backs York City to end their winless run

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YORK City manager Gary Mills is backing his team to end their ten-game winless run after a 94th-minute equaliser denied them a first victory since New Year’s Day at Rotherham United.

Daniel Nardiello’s injury-time strike cancelled out Matty Blair’s earlier second-half effort to leave the Minstermen just four points above the npower League Two relegation zone.

But Mills is confident that his team will pull clear of the bottom two if they reproduce the form they showed at the Millers’ New York Stadium tonight.

The City boss said: “We all want that win but it wasn’t to be.

“It’s a hard one to take but, if we keep performing like that, it’s got to come.

“Football is about winning and we haven’t won enough but I don’t want anybody to be down.

“We’ve got to take a lot of heart from tonight’s performance.

“We’ve not had it easy over the last ten games but we will keep believing in how we play, which I think is the right way.

“I know if we play like we did against Rotherham that we will get the points to make sure we are playing in this division next season.”

On his team’s performance, Mills added: “We worked hard at Oxford and I felt we surpassed that tonight.

“Our shape, quality and discipline was excellent.

“You wondered with the run we are on whether what happened might happen when the board went up with five minutes and there were a few things we could have done better for their goal but it’s another draw away from home and, maybe, we would have taken that before the game but I thought we were different class to Rotherham.

“We were playing against a team that bang it forward and you have to deal with the second balls and the back four were outstanding in that respect.”

Blair was also on the scoresheet for the first time since New Year’s Day and Mills has been pleased with his return to an attacking midfield role, saying: “That position suits him with his energy.

“He got in on two occasions and we could have picked out some of his other runs as well.”

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11:17pm Tue 26 Feb 13

Dave 77 says...

We are as many points from mid table as we are from the drop zone. Previous seasons's tables suggest 50 points will be enough.

Torquay haven't entered to drop zone yet buy have now lost 6 on the bounce it's just unfortunate Wimbledon and Aldershot have started picking up points or we would probably be almost safe.

Penny for your thoughts Mr Chaiman because while Mill's position is debatable, what isn't debatable is that we need at least 14-15 new players in the summer to replace our non league one's who have tried and failed this season.
We are as many points from mid table as we are from the drop zone. Previous seasons's tables suggest 50 points will be enough. Torquay haven't entered to drop zone yet buy have now lost 6 on the bounce it's just unfortunate Wimbledon and Aldershot have started picking up points or we would probably be almost safe. Penny for your thoughts Mr Chaiman because while Mill's position is debatable, what isn't debatable is that we need at least 14-15 new players in the summer to replace our non league one's who have tried and failed this season. Dave 77
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11:21pm Tue 26 Feb 13

TOMCODYYCFC2469 says...

Great performance tonight very unlucky
not to win, Gary has them playing well again the wins will come give Gary a break it would be a big mistake to sack him keep the faith.
Great performance tonight very unlucky not to win, Gary has them playing well again the wins will come give Gary a break it would be a big mistake to sack him keep the faith. TOMCODYYCFC2469
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11:56pm Tue 26 Feb 13

OB-1 says...

TOMCODYYCFC2469 wrote:
Great performance tonight very unlucky
not to win, Gary has them playing well again the wins will come give Gary a break it would be a big mistake to sack him keep the faith.
Great performances don't give you "(3!) Massive Points" at the end of the day.

Have to agree with Dave 77 .............. major surgery is needed in the summer, and some brutal choices to make (not least in the Striker position)
[quote][p][bold]TOMCODYYCFC2469[/bold] wrote: Great performance tonight very unlucky not to win, Gary has them playing well again the wins will come give Gary a break it would be a big mistake to sack him keep the faith.[/p][/quote]Great performances don't give you "(3!) Massive Points" at the end of the day. Have to agree with Dave 77 .............. major surgery is needed in the summer, and some brutal choices to make (not least in the Striker position) OB-1
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12:13am Wed 27 Feb 13

Old_Man says...

Brutal choices? What, like actually having a striker?
Brutal choices? What, like actually having a striker? Old_Man
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12:25am Wed 27 Feb 13

twang says...

Old_Man wrote:
Brutal choices? What, like actually having a striker?
We have a striker but only used in the 90 th minute. Which changes a win as he didnt have time to get himself moving. Another 2 points lost by debatable substitution too late
It beggars belief
[quote][p][bold]Old_Man[/bold] wrote: Brutal choices? What, like actually having a striker?[/p][/quote]We have a striker but only used in the 90 th minute. Which changes a win as he didnt have time to get himself moving. Another 2 points lost by debatable substitution too late It beggars belief twang
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1:02am Wed 27 Feb 13

YoRkIe59 says...

why on earth admit we need the size and strength of someone like Rankine, bring him in on loan then add him to the now endless list of loan and other signings to be left at best on the bench or not even in the 18.As for the wins will come ok Gary but when and how,yet another game of being far the better side without actually winning it because weve nothing up front,
why on earth admit we need the size and strength of someone like Rankine, bring him in on loan then add him to the now endless list of loan and other signings to be left at best on the bench or not even in the 18.As for the wins will come ok Gary but when and how,yet another game of being far the better side without actually winning it because weve nothing up front, YoRkIe59
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1:03am Wed 27 Feb 13

YorkCityLuke says...

Unlucky tonight, but encouraging too. We're finally getting good shots in on target, even scoring from open play. Defense were solid and mills set up a good formation/ tactics. Not exactly happy, but a good game and valuable point.
Unlucky tonight, but encouraging too. We're finally getting good shots in on target, even scoring from open play. Defense were solid and mills set up a good formation/ tactics. Not exactly happy, but a good game and valuable point. YorkCityLuke
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7:16am Wed 27 Feb 13

uhtred says...

twang wrote:
Old_Man wrote: Brutal choices? What, like actually having a striker?
We have a striker but only used in the 90 th minute. Which changes a win as he didnt have time to get himself moving. Another 2 points lost by debatable substitution too late It beggars belief
If you think Rankine is a striker you have not seen him play on a regular basis. How many goals has he got in the last 3 seasons other than penalties - not many; something like 7 in his full season with City. Lacks ball control also and thus loses posession when used as a lone front man.

Nvertheless his value is in putting himself about and creating havoc for others to feed off, but only when he is in the mood for it. Could not get a regular game for Aldershot and Grimsby did not keep him on loan for long.

Not saying he will not be useful in the run in because of his attributes, albeit limited, but permanent signing as a striker no way!
[quote][p][bold]twang[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Old_Man[/bold] wrote: Brutal choices? What, like actually having a striker?[/p][/quote]We have a striker but only used in the 90 th minute. Which changes a win as he didnt have time to get himself moving. Another 2 points lost by debatable substitution too late It beggars belief[/p][/quote]If you think Rankine is a striker you have not seen him play on a regular basis. How many goals has he got in the last 3 seasons other than penalties - not many; something like 7 in his full season with City. Lacks ball control also and thus loses posession when used as a lone front man. Nvertheless his value is in putting himself about and creating havoc for others to feed off, but only when he is in the mood for it. Could not get a regular game for Aldershot and Grimsby did not keep him on loan for long. Not saying he will not be useful in the run in because of his attributes, albeit limited, but permanent signing as a striker no way! uhtred
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7:18am Wed 27 Feb 13

redbluelion says...

we are in a dog fight now.we can't afford to lose again now.
we are in a dog fight now.we can't afford to lose again now. redbluelion
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7:58am Wed 27 Feb 13

YorkCityLuke says...

redbluelion wrote:
we are in a dog fight now.we can't afford to lose again now.
We need 10 points from 11 games. If we lose on Saturday, it's not the end of the world - just adds extra pressure. I think (hope even) that we're heading for another draw against Bradford, but with any luck we can then get a couple of wins against the teams around us to pull us out of this mire.
[quote][p][bold]redbluelion[/bold] wrote: we are in a dog fight now.we can't afford to lose again now.[/p][/quote]We need 10 points from 11 games. If we lose on Saturday, it's not the end of the world - just adds extra pressure. I think (hope even) that we're heading for another draw against Bradford, but with any luck we can then get a couple of wins against the teams around us to pull us out of this mire. YorkCityLuke
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8:59am Wed 27 Feb 13

rogue84 says...

as i posted on the other article regarding this game, ranking wasn't needed. walker had an excellent game, if anything bringing ranks on was our undoing as he didn't track his man down the left hand side and the rotherham player was able to play an easy ball across the box.
as i posted on the other article regarding this game, ranking wasn't needed. walker had an excellent game, if anything bringing ranks on was our undoing as he didn't track his man down the left hand side and the rotherham player was able to play an easy ball across the box. rogue84
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9:16am Wed 27 Feb 13

Sir Alex says...

Not a bad result but we need 2 wins and 4 draws from 11 games. Looking at the fixtures that should not be a problem - but you just never know with City!
Good luck on Saturday lads. I'll be back supporting you so make it a good one please!!
C'mon City!!
Not a bad result but we need 2 wins and 4 draws from 11 games. Looking at the fixtures that should not be a problem - but you just never know with City! Good luck on Saturday lads. I'll be back supporting you so make it a good one please!! C'mon City!! Sir Alex
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9:20am Wed 27 Feb 13

Budgie says...

Other clubs below us are winning games,only 4 points rom the drop zone, get ready you ardent away supporters Alfreton etc await you. Manager clue less.
Other clubs below us are winning games,only 4 points rom the drop zone, get ready you ardent away supporters Alfreton etc await you. Manager clue less. Budgie
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10:09am Wed 27 Feb 13

old_school_minsterman says...

Its all very well deserving to win and playing well, but this means nothing if we keep coming away without the 3 points!

A prime example is when we played Fleetwood at home. We had created about 10 chances by half time, not taken any and ended up getting beat. When we are on top in matches we need to score. We dont look like doing this with Walker up front on his own, however well he plays.
Its all very well deserving to win and playing well, but this means nothing if we keep coming away without the 3 points! A prime example is when we played Fleetwood at home. We had created about 10 chances by half time, not taken any and ended up getting beat. When we are on top in matches we need to score. We dont look like doing this with Walker up front on his own, however well he plays. old_school_minsterman
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10:19am Wed 27 Feb 13

rogue84 says...

old_school_minsterma
n I see your point, but surely we have to start somewhere. compare this performance to the trip to wycombe, which is by far the worst performance from a york side in about 4 years. last night we dominated from start to finish and but for a superb save by warrington that he tipped onto the bar from walker, and his save from blair, we'd have been out of sight.
for the first time in ages we were creating clear-cut chances and if you do create chances like that, the goals will come. most positive thing about the game last night was that all 3 front-men looked sharp and worked well together and all of them had chances.
lets hope that a jaded and disappointed bradford team struggle on our heavy pitch on saturday and we can nick a victory.
old_school_minsterma n I see your point, but surely we have to start somewhere. compare this performance to the trip to wycombe, which is by far the worst performance from a york side in about 4 years. last night we dominated from start to finish and but for a superb save by warrington that he tipped onto the bar from walker, and his save from blair, we'd have been out of sight. for the first time in ages we were creating clear-cut chances and if you do create chances like that, the goals will come. most positive thing about the game last night was that all 3 front-men looked sharp and worked well together and all of them had chances. lets hope that a jaded and disappointed bradford team struggle on our heavy pitch on saturday and we can nick a victory. rogue84
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10:57am Wed 27 Feb 13

old_school_minsterman says...

rogue84 wrote:
old_school_minsterma n I see your point, but surely we have to start somewhere. compare this performance to the trip to wycombe, which is by far the worst performance from a york side in about 4 years. last night we dominated from start to finish and but for a superb save by warrington that he tipped onto the bar from walker, and his save from blair, we'd have been out of sight. for the first time in ages we were creating clear-cut chances and if you do create chances like that, the goals will come. most positive thing about the game last night was that all 3 front-men looked sharp and worked well together and all of them had chances. lets hope that a jaded and disappointed bradford team struggle on our heavy pitch on saturday and we can nick a victory.
It is just very frustrating having watched York all season dominate games, create a few chances and come away with a point..or nothing at all!

We have been absolutely toothless up front all season. I was a huge Mills fan, and still am. But last season the formation worked because the front 3 were all good enough to score goals and the midfield 3 also chipped in. This season has been a different kettle of fish and Paddy, Blair etc have found it much harder to score the same volume of goals meaning once the forwards stop contributing, we lose matches.

In my opinion, 2 up top is a must. Only my opinion though and I respect all other views!
[quote][p][bold]rogue84[/bold] wrote: old_school_minsterma n I see your point, but surely we have to start somewhere. compare this performance to the trip to wycombe, which is by far the worst performance from a york side in about 4 years. last night we dominated from start to finish and but for a superb save by warrington that he tipped onto the bar from walker, and his save from blair, we'd have been out of sight. for the first time in ages we were creating clear-cut chances and if you do create chances like that, the goals will come. most positive thing about the game last night was that all 3 front-men looked sharp and worked well together and all of them had chances. lets hope that a jaded and disappointed bradford team struggle on our heavy pitch on saturday and we can nick a victory.[/p][/quote]It is just very frustrating having watched York all season dominate games, create a few chances and come away with a point..or nothing at all! We have been absolutely toothless up front all season. I was a huge Mills fan, and still am. But last season the formation worked because the front 3 were all good enough to score goals and the midfield 3 also chipped in. This season has been a different kettle of fish and Paddy, Blair etc have found it much harder to score the same volume of goals meaning once the forwards stop contributing, we lose matches. In my opinion, 2 up top is a must. Only my opinion though and I respect all other views! old_school_minsterman
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11:14am Wed 27 Feb 13

RooBeck says...

Very disappointing to lose two points right at "the death" but it sounded from the commentary that we were outstanding, on a good passing surface and pitch. A great team performance which makes a mockery of our current league position. Hope Bradford can get a win tonight and do us a favour by keeping Dagenham in the "looking over your shoulder" category but then to come to BC on Saturday a bit leggy and jaded, in what will then be their third game in six days. Important, that we set the tempo against the Bantams and now that GM will not go with a 4-4-2 line-up, then Rankine as a central striker may cause them more problems with his presence, esp. from set-pieces but we need Blair (from attacking midfield position), and Chambers and Rodman(wide men), to get in behind them and get some balls into the box and then, as many into the danger area as we can to make the most of these. It will mean a fully fired-up 90 minute commitment from all the team but a 4-3-3 with Jason Walker as the main central target, might not be the most incisive formation against a big team and on a pitch that is tight and bobbly, not always conducive to the passing game and which we seem to have an ongoing difficulty with winning matches on. COYR.
Very disappointing to lose two points right at "the death" but it sounded from the commentary that we were outstanding, on a good passing surface and pitch. A great team performance which makes a mockery of our current league position. Hope Bradford can get a win tonight and do us a favour by keeping Dagenham in the "looking over your shoulder" category but then to come to BC on Saturday a bit leggy and jaded, in what will then be their third game in six days. Important, that we set the tempo against the Bantams and now that GM will not go with a 4-4-2 line-up, then Rankine as a central striker may cause them more problems with his presence, esp. from set-pieces but we need Blair (from attacking midfield position), and Chambers and Rodman(wide men), to get in behind them and get some balls into the box and then, as many into the danger area as we can to make the most of these. It will mean a fully fired-up 90 minute commitment from all the team but a 4-3-3 with Jason Walker as the main central target, might not be the most incisive formation against a big team and on a pitch that is tight and bobbly, not always conducive to the passing game and which we seem to have an ongoing difficulty with winning matches on. COYR. RooBeck
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11:55am Wed 27 Feb 13

YorkCity4Ever says...

At 1-0, with a few minutes to go, why go defensive and play 4-6-0 with Rankine in midfield. Always going to concede when you do that. We should have been pushing for a second goal, but Mills is always happy with a draw.

Up until about 80 minutes, I thought it ws a really good perforance, and we looked like the better side.
At 1-0, with a few minutes to go, why go defensive and play 4-6-0 with Rankine in midfield. Always going to concede when you do that. We should have been pushing for a second goal, but Mills is always happy with a draw. Up until about 80 minutes, I thought it ws a really good perforance, and we looked like the better side. YorkCity4Ever
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12:33pm Wed 27 Feb 13

YorkCityLuke says...

old_school_minsterma
n
wrote:
rogue84 wrote:
old_school_minsterma n I see your point, but surely we have to start somewhere. compare this performance to the trip to wycombe, which is by far the worst performance from a york side in about 4 years. last night we dominated from start to finish and but for a superb save by warrington that he tipped onto the bar from walker, and his save from blair, we'd have been out of sight. for the first time in ages we were creating clear-cut chances and if you do create chances like that, the goals will come. most positive thing about the game last night was that all 3 front-men looked sharp and worked well together and all of them had chances. lets hope that a jaded and disappointed bradford team struggle on our heavy pitch on saturday and we can nick a victory.
It is just very frustrating having watched York all season dominate games, create a few chances and come away with a point..or nothing at all!

We have been absolutely toothless up front all season. I was a huge Mills fan, and still am. But last season the formation worked because the front 3 were all good enough to score goals and the midfield 3 also chipped in. This season has been a different kettle of fish and Paddy, Blair etc have found it much harder to score the same volume of goals meaning once the forwards stop contributing, we lose matches.

In my opinion, 2 up top is a must. Only my opinion though and I respect all other views!
I agree, we have been toothless up front for too long - but last night (I hope you'd agree) showed definite improvements in that regard. Not only did we finally score from open play, we created good chances and got in some decent shots on target. Not perfect by any means, but a significant improvement.
[quote][p][bold]old_school_minsterma n[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rogue84[/bold] wrote: old_school_minsterma n I see your point, but surely we have to start somewhere. compare this performance to the trip to wycombe, which is by far the worst performance from a york side in about 4 years. last night we dominated from start to finish and but for a superb save by warrington that he tipped onto the bar from walker, and his save from blair, we'd have been out of sight. for the first time in ages we were creating clear-cut chances and if you do create chances like that, the goals will come. most positive thing about the game last night was that all 3 front-men looked sharp and worked well together and all of them had chances. lets hope that a jaded and disappointed bradford team struggle on our heavy pitch on saturday and we can nick a victory.[/p][/quote]It is just very frustrating having watched York all season dominate games, create a few chances and come away with a point..or nothing at all! We have been absolutely toothless up front all season. I was a huge Mills fan, and still am. But last season the formation worked because the front 3 were all good enough to score goals and the midfield 3 also chipped in. This season has been a different kettle of fish and Paddy, Blair etc have found it much harder to score the same volume of goals meaning once the forwards stop contributing, we lose matches. In my opinion, 2 up top is a must. Only my opinion though and I respect all other views![/p][/quote]I agree, we have been toothless up front for too long - but last night (I hope you'd agree) showed definite improvements in that regard. Not only did we finally score from open play, we created good chances and got in some decent shots on target. Not perfect by any means, but a significant improvement. YorkCityLuke
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1:46pm Wed 27 Feb 13

van the man says...

twang wrote:
Old_Man wrote:
Brutal choices? What, like actually having a striker?
We have a striker but only used in the 90 th minute. Which changes a win as he didnt have time to get himself moving. Another 2 points lost by debatable substitution too late
It beggars belief
What short memorys some of you have, the abuse Rankine got for his bad attitude, and being crap in general from fans was constant before he left, i also recall him shouting abuse at York fans after a penalty miss at Kettering, He was even about to climb into our end and chin one fan before he was dragged away, that was the begining of the the end for me, and it should have stayed that way,think there may be some desperate straw clutching going on here if you think hes going to save us.
[quote][p][bold]twang[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Old_Man[/bold] wrote: Brutal choices? What, like actually having a striker?[/p][/quote]We have a striker but only used in the 90 th minute. Which changes a win as he didnt have time to get himself moving. Another 2 points lost by debatable substitution too late It beggars belief[/p][/quote]What short memorys some of you have, the abuse Rankine got for his bad attitude, and being crap in general from fans was constant before he left, i also recall him shouting abuse at York fans after a penalty miss at Kettering, He was even about to climb into our end and chin one fan before he was dragged away, that was the begining of the the end for me, and it should have stayed that way,think there may be some desperate straw clutching going on here if you think hes going to save us. van the man
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1:47pm Wed 27 Feb 13

twang says...

uhtred wrote:
twang wrote:
Old_Man wrote: Brutal choices? What, like actually having a striker?
We have a striker but only used in the 90 th minute. Which changes a win as he didnt have time to get himself moving. Another 2 points lost by debatable substitution too late It beggars belief
If you think Rankine is a striker you have not seen him play on a regular basis. How many goals has he got in the last 3 seasons other than penalties - not many; something like 7 in his full season with City. Lacks ball control also and thus loses posession when used as a lone front man. Nvertheless his value is in putting himself about and creating havoc for others to feed off, but only when he is in the mood for it. Could not get a regular game for Aldershot and Grimsby did not keep him on loan for long. Not saying he will not be useful in the run in because of his attributes, albeit limited, but permanent signing as a striker no way!
Ranks has more chance of scoring than Walker
Walkers holding role leaves him running round in circles and getting the odd shot in, have you seen how many walker has scored this season ?, take away penalties and your about where Ranks is on goals scored, at least ranks has some weight and is able to fend off defenders which walker cant, Walker looses the ball as regularly as Ranks.
yet another bring him in and dont play him situation with GM, another waste of money if not being used, if we didnt need him in the 1st place why bring him in.
Also dont work on past figures or sucess, if we did that, Blair would of scored 15 by now, walker would of been on 15 we would be firmly in the play off places, and GM would be managing England
Just get real for gods sake
[quote][p][bold]uhtred[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]twang[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Old_Man[/bold] wrote: Brutal choices? What, like actually having a striker?[/p][/quote]We have a striker but only used in the 90 th minute. Which changes a win as he didnt have time to get himself moving. Another 2 points lost by debatable substitution too late It beggars belief[/p][/quote]If you think Rankine is a striker you have not seen him play on a regular basis. How many goals has he got in the last 3 seasons other than penalties - not many; something like 7 in his full season with City. Lacks ball control also and thus loses posession when used as a lone front man. Nvertheless his value is in putting himself about and creating havoc for others to feed off, but only when he is in the mood for it. Could not get a regular game for Aldershot and Grimsby did not keep him on loan for long. Not saying he will not be useful in the run in because of his attributes, albeit limited, but permanent signing as a striker no way![/p][/quote]Ranks has more chance of scoring than Walker Walkers holding role leaves him running round in circles and getting the odd shot in, have you seen how many walker has scored this season ?, take away penalties and your about where Ranks is on goals scored, at least ranks has some weight and is able to fend off defenders which walker cant, Walker looses the ball as regularly as Ranks. yet another bring him in and dont play him situation with GM, another waste of money if not being used, if we didnt need him in the 1st place why bring him in. Also dont work on past figures or sucess, if we did that, Blair would of scored 15 by now, walker would of been on 15 we would be firmly in the play off places, and GM would be managing England Just get real for gods sake twang
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1:53pm Wed 27 Feb 13

twang says...

GM Said

Blair was also on the scoresheet for the first time since New Year’s Day and Mills has been pleased with his return to an attacking midfield role, saying: “That position suits him with his energy.

“He got in on two occasions and we could have picked out some of his other runs as well.”

So why has it taken 35 games to work this out
GM Said Blair was also on the scoresheet for the first time since New Year’s Day and Mills has been pleased with his return to an attacking midfield role, saying: “That position suits him with his energy. “He got in on two occasions and we could have picked out some of his other runs as well.” So why has it taken 35 games to work this out twang
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3:33pm Wed 27 Feb 13

rupertbehr says...

YorkCity4Ever wrote:
At 1-0, with a few minutes to go, why go defensive and play 4-6-0 with Rankine in midfield. Always going to concede when you do that. We should have been pushing for a second goal, but Mills is always happy with a draw.

Up until about 80 minutes, I thought it ws a really good perforance, and we looked like the better side.
Agreed !
We've done it before .....
No doubt we'll do it again, let's just hope it's not on Saturday.
But credit where credits due, City were magnificent last night.
To see the weight being lifted off Matty's shoulders when he celebrated
His goal in front of us, (after being thwarted by AW on his first one on one) was on it's own worth the £20 entrance fee.
One final note. .......My first ever visit to the NYS - Fantastic !!!
City bigwigs take note.
[quote][p][bold]YorkCity4Ever[/bold] wrote: At 1-0, with a few minutes to go, why go defensive and play 4-6-0 with Rankine in midfield. Always going to concede when you do that. We should have been pushing for a second goal, but Mills is always happy with a draw. Up until about 80 minutes, I thought it ws a really good perforance, and we looked like the better side.[/p][/quote]Agreed ! We've done it before ..... No doubt we'll do it again, let's just hope it's not on Saturday. But credit where credits due, City were magnificent last night. To see the weight being lifted off Matty's shoulders when he celebrated His goal in front of us, (after being thwarted by AW on his first one on one) was on it's own worth the £20 entrance fee. One final note. .......My first ever visit to the NYS - Fantastic !!! City bigwigs take note. rupertbehr
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5:48pm Wed 27 Feb 13

OLD - HEAD says...

Actually it was Rankine who was outpaced by the Rotherham sub who crossed the ball for their equaliser. But he had only been on the field a few seconds. Agree about the Stadium, it is brilliant. Except for the exit procedure, a quarter mile stroll to where we parked the car was trebled because City fans were only allowed to leave the ground in a clockwise direction. God knows how long it took to clear the cars, as none were allowed to leave until all the walking spectators had gone. There is no point having a circular road/path around this magnificent stadium if it is not all going to be useable.
Actually it was Rankine who was outpaced by the Rotherham sub who crossed the ball for their equaliser. But he had only been on the field a few seconds. Agree about the Stadium, it is brilliant. Except for the exit procedure, a quarter mile stroll to where we parked the car was trebled because City fans were only allowed to leave the ground in a clockwise direction. God knows how long it took to clear the cars, as none were allowed to leave until all the walking spectators had gone. There is no point having a circular road/path around this magnificent stadium if it is not all going to be useable. OLD - HEAD
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7:12pm Wed 27 Feb 13

neutral observer 2 says...

van the man wrote:
twang wrote:
Old_Man wrote:
Brutal choices? What, like actually having a striker?
We have a striker but only used in the 90 th minute. Which changes a win as he didnt have time to get himself moving. Another 2 points lost by debatable substitution too late
It beggars belief
What short memorys some of you have, the abuse Rankine got for his bad attitude, and being crap in general from fans was constant before he left, i also recall him shouting abuse at York fans after a penalty miss at Kettering, He was even about to climb into our end and chin one fan before he was dragged away, that was the begining of the the end for me, and it should have stayed that way,think there may be some desperate straw clutching going on here if you think hes going to save us.
But that fan deserves it.
[quote][p][bold]van the man[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]twang[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Old_Man[/bold] wrote: Brutal choices? What, like actually having a striker?[/p][/quote]We have a striker but only used in the 90 th minute. Which changes a win as he didnt have time to get himself moving. Another 2 points lost by debatable substitution too late It beggars belief[/p][/quote]What short memorys some of you have, the abuse Rankine got for his bad attitude, and being crap in general from fans was constant before he left, i also recall him shouting abuse at York fans after a penalty miss at Kettering, He was even about to climb into our end and chin one fan before he was dragged away, that was the begining of the the end for me, and it should have stayed that way,think there may be some desperate straw clutching going on here if you think hes going to save us.[/p][/quote]But that fan deserves it. neutral observer 2
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8:23pm Wed 27 Feb 13

van the man says...

neutral observer 2 wrote:
van the man wrote:
twang wrote:
Old_Man wrote:
Brutal choices? What, like actually having a striker?
We have a striker but only used in the 90 th minute. Which changes a win as he didnt have time to get himself moving. Another 2 points lost by debatable substitution too late
It beggars belief
What short memorys some of you have, the abuse Rankine got for his bad attitude, and being crap in general from fans was constant before he left, i also recall him shouting abuse at York fans after a penalty miss at Kettering, He was even about to climb into our end and chin one fan before he was dragged away, that was the begining of the the end for me, and it should have stayed that way,think there may be some desperate straw clutching going on here if you think hes going to save us.
But that fan deserves it.
Maybe so, but i think most still were in agreement he was awfull, had a bad attitude, and were glad we got shut.
[quote][p][bold]neutral observer 2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]van the man[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]twang[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Old_Man[/bold] wrote: Brutal choices? What, like actually having a striker?[/p][/quote]We have a striker but only used in the 90 th minute. Which changes a win as he didnt have time to get himself moving. Another 2 points lost by debatable substitution too late It beggars belief[/p][/quote]What short memorys some of you have, the abuse Rankine got for his bad attitude, and being crap in general from fans was constant before he left, i also recall him shouting abuse at York fans after a penalty miss at Kettering, He was even about to climb into our end and chin one fan before he was dragged away, that was the begining of the the end for me, and it should have stayed that way,think there may be some desperate straw clutching going on here if you think hes going to save us.[/p][/quote]But that fan deserves it.[/p][/quote]Maybe so, but i think most still were in agreement he was awfull, had a bad attitude, and were glad we got shut. van the man
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