Match report: Burton Albion 1, York City 1 - Sky Bet League Two

York Press: York City man of the match Lanre Oyebanjo beats Burton Albion’s Damien McCrory to the ball in the 1-1 Sky Bet League Two draw at the Pirelli Stadium. Picture: Gordon Clayton York City man of the match Lanre Oyebanjo beats Burton Albion’s Damien McCrory to the ball in the 1-1 Sky Bet League Two draw at the Pirelli Stadium. Picture: Gordon Clayton

IT might be the season of good will, but York City must stop presenting opposition teams with goals so soon after finding the net themselves.

Ideally, before the Christmas decorations come down.

Billy Kee’s point-earning equaliser, scored swiftly after his Burton team-mate Shane Cansdell-Sherriff had headed through his own goal, represented the seventh time Nigel Worthington’s men have conceded within eight minutes of hitting the target this term.

Those goals have gone in two, three (twice), four, six, seven and eight minutes after the City efforts and have contributed significantly to the 14 points the team have now surrendered from winning positions – the gap that still separates Saturday’s combatants in the League Two standings after a closely-contested encounter.

Worthington’s pre-match assertion that there was very little difference between his 20th-placed side and their promotion-chasing hosts was, therefore, borne out somewhat, but that will be of scant consolation if the discrepancy between points gained and performance levels does not correct itself soon.

An inability to convert draws into victories spelled trouble for Gary Mills’ team last term and, with this season’s side having shared the spoils now in six of the last eight games without a win, addressing that record will be high on Worthington’s Yuletide wish list, along with a greater resolve to hold on to leads longer by eliminating those swift equalisers.

Of course, taking a share of the spoils at a Burton team, who had started the afternoon one point behind leaders Oxford and having won four of their last five home games, was still a creditable result.

But, with the division so evenly-matched, City must try to press home any advantages they gain in matches regardless of the opposition. The visitors started positively at the Pirelli Stadium with Lanre Oyebanjo heading into home ’keeper Dean Lyness’ hands after three minutes from Luke O’Neill’s cross.

Oyebanjo then raided down the right, helping create an edge-of-the-box chance that saw Lewis Montrose drive a deflected effort over Lyness’ bar.

Former City midfielder Robbie Weir had a great chance to open the scoring for the hosts, however, on 14 minutes when he left Montrose trailing in his wake with a rapid burst through the middle of the pitch that was picked out by Kee.

With only Aaron McCarey to beat, though, Weir sidefooted straight at the on-loan Wolves ’keeper from 12 yards.

Wes Fletcher was causing problems for the Brewers at the other end and hooked one chance over the bar from an unfavourable angle and then fired too high again from 25 yards after holding the ball up well and evading two home challenges.

Burton, however, grew stronger as half-time approached with Alex MacDonald blasting a 30-yard free-kick wide and McCarey parrying a long-distance attempt from home skipper Lee Bell before City summer target Rene Howe squandered the best chance of the half.

MacDonald showed O’Neill a clean pair of heels down the left flank before crossing to Howe in the six-yard box but, somehow, with the net at his mercy, the ex-Torquay target man sidefooted wide.

On the stroke of half-time, Chris Hussey also scuffed off target from a promising position.

The interval, therefore, was greeted with a fair amount of relief by City fans, whose team came out for the second period revitalised.

A left-wing cross from Elliott Whitehouse bounced dangerously in front of Lyness but the Burton shot-stopper managed to scramble the ball away to safety.

Whitehouse’s header also cleared the crossbar following a Josh Carson centre from the right.

Northern Ireland international Carson had changed flanks following Michael Coulson’s 57th-minute introduction and the City substitute was to make an immediate impact after Howe had shrugged off the attentions of David McGurk and Keith Lowe only to fire across the face of the visitors’ goal.

Swinging in an excellent ball from the left, Coulson lured Lyness off his line and, under pressure from Ryan Jarvis, on-loan Preston centre-back Cansdell-Sherriff headed into an unguarded net.

Carson fired wide from 20 yards shortly afterwards before Burton drew level with their next attack of the game. The competitive Kee won an aerial contest with Lowe and then squeezed a 12-yard shot inside McCarey’s right-hand upright.

Weir then charged unopposed on to a MacDonald corner to the far post but his downward hearer bounced up off the turf and over McCarey’s bar.

The Minstermen responded with a couple of tame Fletcher attempts and an Oyebanjo drive that flashed over, but it was Lowe who came closest to regaining the lead on 83 minutes.

His goal-bound header, after Whitehouse had won another aerial battle in the penalty box, was cleared by Weir.

The visitors also went on to survive a late scare when McCarey punched away an Ian Sharps header and substitute Jimmy Phillips shot wide from the rebound.


Match facts

Burton Albion 1 (Kee 72), York City 1 (Cansdell-Sherriff og 64)

Aaron McCarey 6
Burton’s goal that squeezed inside his right-hand post proved a big blemish on his afternoon.

Luke O’Neill 7
Given a couple of defensive problems but put in some good crosses before exiting the action early in the second half.

Keith Lowe 7
Barely put a foot or head wrong until the eager Kee escaped his attentions for Burton’s equaliser.

David McGurk 7
Enjoyed a good physical contest with the strapping Howe and, while he lost the odd battle, coped well in general.

Ben Davies 8
Snuffed out pretty much everything down his flank and competed well against both of the home side’s wide men.

Lanre Oyebanjo 8
STAR MAN – made a purposeful start on the right wing and completed some timely interventions when restored to full-back.

Lewis Montrose 6
Won some important tackles in front of the back four but distribution let him down on occasions.

Elliott Whitehouse 7
A little hurried and lacked composure at times but combative and determined to win every ball.

Josh Carson 8
Worked hard down both flanks and sent in several inviting crosses with both feet that deserved a finishing touch.

Ryan Jarvis 6
Showed a couple of good touches but found it hard to shake off Burton centre-backs Cansdell-Sherriff and Sharps.

Wes Fletcher 7
Started very brightly and caused Burton problems with his ability to retain possession in final third but quiet after interval.

Subs: Michael Coulson 7 – positive (for O’Neill, 57). Subs not used: Craig Clay, Sander Puri, Chris Dickinson, Cameron Murray, Ashley Chambers, Tom Platt.

Burton Albion

Dean Lyness, Phil Edwards, Ian Sharps, Shane Cansdell-Sherriff, Damien McCrory, Alex MacDonald (Jimmy Phillips, 83), Robbie Weir, Lee Bell, Chris Hussey (Matty Palmer, 67), Rene Howe, Billy Kee. Subs not used: Benjamin Siegrist, Zander Diamond, Dominic Knowles, Marcus Holness, Michael Symes.

Star man: Sharps – gave no quarter in an uncompromising display.

Referee: Graham Horwood (Bedfordshire).

Rating: 8/10 – called most things right and was decisive.

Booked: David McGurk 35, Alex MacDonald 81.

Sent off: None.

Attendance: 2,344.

Shots on target: Burton 8, City 4.

Shots off target: Burton 6, City 7.

Corners: Burton 3, City 6.

Fouls conceded: Burton 10, City 13.

Offsides: Burton 4, City 1.

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5:18pm Sat 14 Dec 13

Garrowby Turnoff says...

Why do I have to have the Arsene Wenger video playing whilst trying to read the report. It should be selective, not compulsory.

Anyway well played City!
Why do I have to have the Arsene Wenger video playing whilst trying to read the report. It should be selective, not compulsory. Anyway well played City! Garrowby Turnoff

5:19pm Sat 14 Dec 13

minstermen says...

Would have taken that before the game , think its time to give coulson a run out in the first team could save us some money come january
Would have taken that before the game , think its time to give coulson a run out in the first team could save us some money come january minstermen

5:23pm Sat 14 Dec 13

dadster says...

Another example of the fine lines between top and bottom in this league. Its frustrating that we can't seem to hang on to leads and get some scrappy 1-0 wins as we desperately need to turn some of these draws into wins. The table is so tight and the xmas and new year period is going to be crucial if we are to pull away from the relegation places.
Another example of the fine lines between top and bottom in this league. Its frustrating that we can't seem to hang on to leads and get some scrappy 1-0 wins as we desperately need to turn some of these draws into wins. The table is so tight and the xmas and new year period is going to be crucial if we are to pull away from the relegation places. dadster

5:37pm Sat 14 Dec 13

OLD - HEAD says...

Obviously a point away from home at Burton, has to be a good point. Just as obvious is our desperate need to pick up the maximum three points. But if we can follow up this draw by beating Oxford next week, then everyone will be happy.
Obviously a point away from home at Burton, has to be a good point. Just as obvious is our desperate need to pick up the maximum three points. But if we can follow up this draw by beating Oxford next week, then everyone will be happy. OLD - HEAD

6:22pm Sat 14 Dec 13

YorkCityLuke says...

OLD - HEAD wrote:
Obviously a point away from home at Burton, has to be a good point. Just as obvious is our desperate need to pick up the maximum three points. But if we can follow up this draw by beating Oxford next week, then everyone will be happy.
My thoughts exactly. On its own, a very good point away from home: if we don't start winning at home we'll be in trouble regardless of good away performances. But at least we're not losing and conceding a lot of goals, there's plenty of reason for some festive optimism!
[quote][p][bold]OLD - HEAD[/bold] wrote: Obviously a point away from home at Burton, has to be a good point. Just as obvious is our desperate need to pick up the maximum three points. But if we can follow up this draw by beating Oxford next week, then everyone will be happy.[/p][/quote]My thoughts exactly. On its own, a very good point away from home: if we don't start winning at home we'll be in trouble regardless of good away performances. But at least we're not losing and conceding a lot of goals, there's plenty of reason for some festive optimism! YorkCityLuke

6:27pm Sat 14 Dec 13

bill bailey says...

I think bloggers are waiting until there are more comments on here before they knit pick. As Dadster said fine line between teams in this league. It's a dam good point today,well done to the team .
I think bloggers are waiting until there are more comments on here before they knit pick. As Dadster said fine line between teams in this league. It's a dam good point today,well done to the team . bill bailey

6:36pm Sat 14 Dec 13

Killieboy says...

A good point but I fear we will lose Ryan brobbel in January as he's not playing regularly. Not good for him Middlesbrough or us. He'll likely end up at Hartlepool and come back and haunt us. Adam reed would be welcome back in my eyes if he's as good as he was last season but permanently please not another loan!!
A good point but I fear we will lose Ryan brobbel in January as he's not playing regularly. Not good for him Middlesbrough or us. He'll likely end up at Hartlepool and come back and haunt us. Adam reed would be welcome back in my eyes if he's as good as he was last season but permanently please not another loan!! Killieboy

6:39pm Sat 14 Dec 13

uhtred says...

Much as last eason good form on the road, disappointing at home. However the team now much more settled without internationals causing chaos in team selection, thus high hopes for next saturday.
In January loanees returning to parent clubs could be another haiatus though
Much as last eason good form on the road, disappointing at home. However the team now much more settled without internationals causing chaos in team selection, thus high hopes for next saturday. In January loanees returning to parent clubs could be another haiatus though uhtred

7:55pm Sat 14 Dec 13

ian923 says...

Shame we couldn't,t convert a 1-0 lead into a 3 point win but I,m sure NW would have settled for a point before kick off. Coulson deserves a start next game and he can also be a goal threat as well as a provider. I just watched Hull v Stoke on TV which lacked both skill and flair with constant back passing and no attempts to beat opposition players. Both teams were clearly too scared to lose .Div. 2 is much more exciting(usually) and is the reason I am a season ticket holder in the Longhurst and a supporter since 1977. The seasons in the Conference were grim except our last one but we are now 20 games in and only 2 points off a relegation place. We have to start winning our home games at least because it,s vital we stay in this League.
Shame we couldn't,t convert a 1-0 lead into a 3 point win but I,m sure NW would have settled for a point before kick off. Coulson deserves a start next game and he can also be a goal threat as well as a provider. I just watched Hull v Stoke on TV which lacked both skill and flair with constant back passing and no attempts to beat opposition players. Both teams were clearly too scared to lose .Div. 2 is much more exciting(usually) and is the reason I am a season ticket holder in the Longhurst and a supporter since 1977. The seasons in the Conference were grim except our last one but we are now 20 games in and only 2 points off a relegation place. We have to start winning our home games at least because it,s vital we stay in this League. ian923

8:05pm Sat 14 Dec 13

johnbyrneshair says...

A scrappy game because of the high winds swirling around the Pirelli Stadium. McGurk given a had time, especially after an early booking. Great support again from the City fans. Coulson looked lively when he came on - great cross for our goal. A well deserved draw. We have shown we can live with the top teams. Just have to start beating the bottom half teams.
A scrappy game because of the high winds swirling around the Pirelli Stadium. McGurk given a had time, especially after an early booking. Great support again from the City fans. Coulson looked lively when he came on - great cross for our goal. A well deserved draw. We have shown we can live with the top teams. Just have to start beating the bottom half teams. johnbyrneshair

8:23pm Sat 14 Dec 13

DavidBu says...

YorkCityLuke wrote:
OLD - HEAD wrote:
Obviously a point away from home at Burton, has to be a good point. Just as obvious is our desperate need to pick up the maximum three points. But if we can follow up this draw by beating Oxford next week, then everyone will be happy.
My thoughts exactly. On its own, a very good point away from home: if we don't start winning at home we'll be in trouble regardless of good away performances. But at least we're not losing and conceding a lot of goals, there's plenty of reason for some festive optimism!
Absolutely. And am greatly looking forward to the game at Northampton in January, the next one I'll be close enough to get to. I just hope that by then we''ll have managed a win or two and will still have a squad something like the one we have now.
[quote][p][bold]YorkCityLuke[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OLD - HEAD[/bold] wrote: Obviously a point away from home at Burton, has to be a good point. Just as obvious is our desperate need to pick up the maximum three points. But if we can follow up this draw by beating Oxford next week, then everyone will be happy.[/p][/quote]My thoughts exactly. On its own, a very good point away from home: if we don't start winning at home we'll be in trouble regardless of good away performances. But at least we're not losing and conceding a lot of goals, there's plenty of reason for some festive optimism![/p][/quote]Absolutely. And am greatly looking forward to the game at Northampton in January, the next one I'll be close enough to get to. I just hope that by then we''ll have managed a win or two and will still have a squad something like the one we have now. DavidBu

10:11pm Sat 14 Dec 13

Tug job says...

Excellent performance today, thought Montrose was going to bag the winner in the 89th minute. I see censhorship is alive and well in the UK in 2013 - Red and Blue taken offline and earlier comments about this removed from the YP site.
Excellent performance today, thought Montrose was going to bag the winner in the 89th minute. I see censhorship is alive and well in the UK in 2013 - Red and Blue taken offline and earlier comments about this removed from the YP site. Tug job

7:03am Sun 15 Dec 13

rogue84 says...

a good result, just one of those annoying things where we keep a clean-sheet and fail to score, then when we do finally score, we concede!

lets hope the players give us a christmas cracker on saturday and let's see of the league leaders. McGurk's played against Constable enough times to keep him quiet.
a good result, just one of those annoying things where we keep a clean-sheet and fail to score, then when we do finally score, we concede! lets hope the players give us a christmas cracker on saturday and let's see of the league leaders. McGurk's played against Constable enough times to keep him quiet. rogue84

11:53am Sun 15 Dec 13

nudger says...

Excellent point against a very good side. Burton were strong at the back,inventive in midfield and powerful up front . McGurk will seldom have a physically tougher game than this but did very well considering his early booking. Can see why Reed is struggling to break into this team. Howe's 'sitter' looked more like a fine save by our keeper,who just got enough hand to deflect it away for what should have been a corner,
Both sides did very well to play any decent football in really difficult conditions, with such strong gusts that walking to the station was a battle. Another bright cameo from Coulson as well.
Excellent point against a very good side. Burton were strong at the back,inventive in midfield and powerful up front . McGurk will seldom have a physically tougher game than this but did very well considering his early booking. Can see why Reed is struggling to break into this team. Howe's 'sitter' looked more like a fine save by our keeper,who just got enough hand to deflect it away for what should have been a corner, Both sides did very well to play any decent football in really difficult conditions, with such strong gusts that walking to the station was a battle. Another bright cameo from Coulson as well. nudger

1:41pm Sun 15 Dec 13

YorkCity1990 says...

Let's all celebrate a point, for **** sake, there is no wonder we are where we are when people are celebrating a point against Burton who we were in the conference with. Another **** result.
Let's all celebrate a point, for **** sake, there is no wonder we are where we are when people are celebrating a point against Burton who we were in the conference with. Another **** result. YorkCity1990

2:29pm Sun 15 Dec 13

duffy says...

YorkCity1990 wrote:
Let's all celebrate a point, for **** sake, there is no wonder we are where we are when people are celebrating a point against Burton who we were in the conference with. Another **** result.
A point away from home against one of the promotion favourites. Taken in isolation I'm struggling to see how anyone could see this as anything other than a good result and decent performance?
Following on from the Rochdale game it's another example of the small gap between many teams in the division. Get Reed back and sort some permanent defenders out and we're not far off.
[quote][p][bold]YorkCity1990[/bold] wrote: Let's all celebrate a point, for **** sake, there is no wonder we are where we are when people are celebrating a point against Burton who we were in the conference with. Another **** result.[/p][/quote]A point away from home against one of the promotion favourites. Taken in isolation I'm struggling to see how anyone could see this as anything other than a good result and decent performance? Following on from the Rochdale game it's another example of the small gap between many teams in the division. Get Reed back and sort some permanent defenders out and we're not far off. duffy

2:32pm Sun 15 Dec 13

duffy says...

Tug job wrote:
Excellent performance today, thought Montrose was going to bag the winner in the 89th minute. I see censhorship is alive and well in the UK in 2013 - Red and Blue taken offline and earlier comments about this removed from the YP site.
I think red and blue was hacked again.
[quote][p][bold]Tug job[/bold] wrote: Excellent performance today, thought Montrose was going to bag the winner in the 89th minute. I see censhorship is alive and well in the UK in 2013 - Red and Blue taken offline and earlier comments about this removed from the YP site.[/p][/quote]I think red and blue was hacked again. duffy

2:33pm Sun 15 Dec 13

duffy says...

Tug job wrote:
Excellent performance today, thought Montrose was going to bag the winner in the 89th minute. I see censhorship is alive and well in the UK in 2013 - Red and Blue taken offline and earlier comments about this removed from the YP site.
I think red and blue was hacked again.
[quote][p][bold]Tug job[/bold] wrote: Excellent performance today, thought Montrose was going to bag the winner in the 89th minute. I see censhorship is alive and well in the UK in 2013 - Red and Blue taken offline and earlier comments about this removed from the YP site.[/p][/quote]I think red and blue was hacked again. duffy

2:38pm Sun 15 Dec 13

cambersdad says...

nudger wrote:
Excellent point against a very good side. Burton were strong at the back,inventive in midfield and powerful up front . McGurk will seldom have a physically tougher game than this but did very well considering his early booking. Can see why Reed is struggling to break into this team. Howe's 'sitter' looked more like a fine save by our keeper,who just got enough hand to deflect it away for what should have been a corner, Both sides did very well to play any decent football in really difficult conditions, with such strong gusts that walking to the station was a battle. Another bright cameo from Coulson as well.
don't know where you watched the game from nudger but we were behind the goal and am certain howe missed the ball completely, thought coulson did very well when he came on and his cross in for the goal was superb, carson also had a great game and put in some fantastic corners any of which could of been guided in, if fortune had been on our side i think one goal bound effort was cleared off the line. thought all the lads put in a good shift and you could not doubt their commitment. the conditions were terrible and it was never going to be a pretty game so it was a bit of a mystery why we didn't try and play the ball on the ground more because it was quite clear after the first few minutes that any high ball was just going to swirl around and end up anywhere.still not convinced about montrose another very modest display and really think that position needs addressing in the new year (along with the left back ) but he maybe isn't helped by the fact we play very constricted football with no width and none of the midfield really have an outlet when they get the ball. still it's one more point and a good effort by the lads who all worked hard and deserved something out of the game
[quote][p][bold]nudger[/bold] wrote: Excellent point against a very good side. Burton were strong at the back,inventive in midfield and powerful up front . McGurk will seldom have a physically tougher game than this but did very well considering his early booking. Can see why Reed is struggling to break into this team. Howe's 'sitter' looked more like a fine save by our keeper,who just got enough hand to deflect it away for what should have been a corner, Both sides did very well to play any decent football in really difficult conditions, with such strong gusts that walking to the station was a battle. Another bright cameo from Coulson as well.[/p][/quote]don't know where you watched the game from nudger but we were behind the goal and am certain howe missed the ball completely, thought coulson did very well when he came on and his cross in for the goal was superb, carson also had a great game and put in some fantastic corners any of which could of been guided in, if fortune had been on our side i think one goal bound effort was cleared off the line. thought all the lads put in a good shift and you could not doubt their commitment. the conditions were terrible and it was never going to be a pretty game so it was a bit of a mystery why we didn't try and play the ball on the ground more because it was quite clear after the first few minutes that any high ball was just going to swirl around and end up anywhere.still not convinced about montrose another very modest display and really think that position needs addressing in the new year (along with the left back ) but he maybe isn't helped by the fact we play very constricted football with no width and none of the midfield really have an outlet when they get the ball. still it's one more point and a good effort by the lads who all worked hard and deserved something out of the game cambersdad

5:38pm Sun 15 Dec 13

York Fan says...

Yes Carson always puts a good shift in and his corners are well taken just no one there to finish them off, pity!!! Must get a win at home on Saturday to get a buzz going with the team and the fans for the Boxing Day match. Well done guys on a point away, well deserved. Carson my MOM.
Yes Carson always puts a good shift in and his corners are well taken just no one there to finish them off, pity!!! Must get a win at home on Saturday to get a buzz going with the team and the fans for the Boxing Day match. Well done guys on a point away, well deserved. Carson my MOM. York Fan

6:00pm Sun 15 Dec 13

joejamestom says...

If we had picked up the odd 3 points recently then I would agree that it was a good point, however the average of a point per game worries me despite some decent performances we were in danger of going away with no points.
NW should have a Xmas shopping list done by now & I suspect at least 2 or 3 signings as we are just not there yet though 6 points would do us a power of good in a tight division LB CM & CB please then we could ensure Brobbell is in the matchday squad.
If we had picked up the odd 3 points recently then I would agree that it was a good point, however the average of a point per game worries me despite some decent performances we were in danger of going away with no points. NW should have a Xmas shopping list done by now & I suspect at least 2 or 3 signings as we are just not there yet though 6 points would do us a power of good in a tight division LB CM & CB please then we could ensure Brobbell is in the matchday squad. joejamestom

6:37pm Sun 15 Dec 13

Young York says...

Its ok NW playing 5 defensive type loans and we do look more solid, but for me Brobbel has to play, we haven't won a game since 29th October! And that was Scunthorpe when Brobbel score 2 ad teed one up! Turning into draw specialists but we need a bit more creativity. Think he will go back to M'Boro in January or go to a rival onloan, We need to keep him and play him!!!!
Its ok NW playing 5 defensive type loans and we do look more solid, but for me Brobbel has to play, we haven't won a game since 29th October! And that was Scunthorpe when Brobbel score 2 ad teed one up! Turning into draw specialists but we need a bit more creativity. Think he will go back to M'Boro in January or go to a rival onloan, We need to keep him and play him!!!! Young York

10:37pm Sun 15 Dec 13

paddymacwakey says...

as I keep saying,you have to have a settled side to be consistent in this league or any league.what with injuries,internation
al call ups,players cup tied,and suspensions,bowman especially missing 7 games,our luck as got to change sometime.lets get one thing straight,we give far too much respect to teams that are no better than us.we have played 20 of the 23 teams up to date,and only from changing tactics at half time,we took a battering at chesterfield,but still got a 2 2 draw.worthington has set up defensively a few times at home.when we had brobbel,carson,bowma
n and fletcher,we blew teams like Portsmouth and Scunthorpe away.we have got to start on Saturday against oxford and every home game,attack minded,and although bowman misses out with his last game through suspension,it has got to include brobbel.nice to see Coulson showing his desire and determination for the club.like one or two posters on here said,it is vital in January to get a permanent left back,centre half and creative midfielder,and get rid of a bit of dead wood.i know we have some good loan signings,but you lose them in January and we are back to square one,so if possible all I want for xmas is at least 3 permanent signings please.
as I keep saying,you have to have a settled side to be consistent in this league or any league.what with injuries,internation al call ups,players cup tied,and suspensions,bowman especially missing 7 games,our luck as got to change sometime.lets get one thing straight,we give far too much respect to teams that are no better than us.we have played 20 of the 23 teams up to date,and only from changing tactics at half time,we took a battering at chesterfield,but still got a 2 2 draw.worthington has set up defensively a few times at home.when we had brobbel,carson,bowma n and fletcher,we blew teams like Portsmouth and Scunthorpe away.we have got to start on Saturday against oxford and every home game,attack minded,and although bowman misses out with his last game through suspension,it has got to include brobbel.nice to see Coulson showing his desire and determination for the club.like one or two posters on here said,it is vital in January to get a permanent left back,centre half and creative midfielder,and get rid of a bit of dead wood.i know we have some good loan signings,but you lose them in January and we are back to square one,so if possible all I want for xmas is at least 3 permanent signings please. paddymacwakey

11:07pm Sun 15 Dec 13

Peppa07 says...

Looking forward to Oxford game but if NW sets us up for a point and leaves Brobbel out I'll suffer the pain along with 3,000 others. Brobbel is the best footballer at the club and he can't even make the squad on matchdays!!! What's that all about?
Looking forward to Oxford game but if NW sets us up for a point and leaves Brobbel out I'll suffer the pain along with 3,000 others. Brobbel is the best footballer at the club and he can't even make the squad on matchdays!!! What's that all about? Peppa07

2:13pm Mon 16 Dec 13

cambersdad says...

although davies played well on saturday i still think it could pay to give fyfield a run in the side (did nothing wrong on his last start against bristol ) and free up a place for brobbel who in my opinion would give us a better chance of a win,
although davies played well on saturday i still think it could pay to give fyfield a run in the side (did nothing wrong on his last start against bristol ) and free up a place for brobbel who in my opinion would give us a better chance of a win, cambersdad

2:40pm Mon 16 Dec 13

tips says...

cambersdad wrote:
although davies played well on saturday i still think it could pay to give fyfield a run in the side (did nothing wrong on his last start against bristol ) and free up a place for brobbel who in my opinion would give us a better chance of a win,
Completely agree we must attack Oxford with everything we have and Brobbel needs to be given a chance.If we don't play him we will lose him for sure and he is a real class act.
No defeat on the road for Oxford so time for City to dent that record and get moving up the table.
[quote][p][bold]cambersdad[/bold] wrote: although davies played well on saturday i still think it could pay to give fyfield a run in the side (did nothing wrong on his last start against bristol ) and free up a place for brobbel who in my opinion would give us a better chance of a win,[/p][/quote]Completely agree we must attack Oxford with everything we have and Brobbel needs to be given a chance.If we don't play him we will lose him for sure and he is a real class act. No defeat on the road for Oxford so time for City to dent that record and get moving up the table. tips

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