Three point plan to push York City forward

York Press: Nigel Worthington Nigel Worthington

TURNING draws into wins is the priority for York City boss Nigel Worthington after a run of six stalemates in eight Sky Bet League Two matches.

After Saturday’s 1-1 draw at Burton Albion, Worthington’s team have gone eight games without a win and tasted victory only once in their last 13 outings.

But with six of those fixtures finishing even, Worthington said: “We’ve had a lot of draws and we’ve got to try to change those into wins.

“Sometimes that is easier said than done, but we’ve just got to keep working hard because our shape is good and the players are carrying out what they are being asked to do.”

Goalkeeper Michael Ingham did not recover from his hip flexor problem in time to feature at Burton, but is hoping to be back in contention against Oxford on Saturday.

Luke O’Neill is also expected to be available after being withdrawn with a minor ankle problem at Burton.

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4:16pm Mon 16 Dec 13

Garrowby Turnoff says...

If you look at his career records, Nigel Worthington's ability to coach football teams into being attacking goal scoring winners is not good. The only season he has coached a side into scoring more goals than conceding was in 2003/4 at Norwich. Every other season at Norwich he was in negative figures, followed by the same at Leicester, and now this season at City.

His overall coaching career record shows a negative goal difference and coupled to that a very low total goal scoring record only resulting in 34% of games won. His 26 match international record resulted in only 29 goals.

If City want a coach who can create an attacking goal scoring style they've got the wrong bloke in NW. As a fire fighting troubleshooter though he's just the chap, as it proved last season.

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If you look at his career records, Nigel Worthington's ability to coach football teams into being attacking goal scoring winners is not good. The only season he has coached a side into scoring more goals than conceding was in 2003/4 at Norwich. Every other season at Norwich he was in negative figures, followed by the same at Leicester, and now this season at City. His overall coaching career record shows a negative goal difference and coupled to that a very low total goal scoring record only resulting in 34% of games won. His 26 match international record resulted in only 29 goals. If City want a coach who can create an attacking goal scoring style they've got the wrong bloke in NW. As a fire fighting troubleshooter though he's just the chap, as it proved last season. My source: http://www.transferm arkt.co.uk/en/nigel- worthington/leistung -saison/trainer_605. html Garrowby Turnoff

4:44pm Mon 16 Dec 13

ian923 says...

We have to score more than the opposition to turn draws into wins so someone please explain why Brobbel who can score AND make chances for others, is on the bench. Banjo, though a good full back is not the same type of player. Play him at full back . I know we can,t play all the loan players but Brobbel is certainly one of the better ones.
We have to score more than the opposition to turn draws into wins so someone please explain why Brobbel who can score AND make chances for others, is on the bench. Banjo, though a good full back is not the same type of player. Play him at full back . I know we can,t play all the loan players but Brobbel is certainly one of the better ones. ian923

5:34pm Mon 16 Dec 13

OLD - HEAD says...

The Managers three point principle is badly needed because drawing too many games often spells disaster. Interesting article in the Football League paper yesterday, regarding which two teams would be relegated from Division 2 to the Conference. The author (a certain Graham Westley, who everyone loves to hate) said that the most difficult jobs to do are at Bristol Rovers, York City, Bury and Accrington. He said that these four clubs are just doing enough to stay afloat, but it will get more difficult for them as the pressure mounts. Paper talk is cheap, I know, but it is most important that we start to get some wins, to give ourselves some breathing space. I agree that Brobbel gives the team a bit of flair, and it is surprising that he is always the loanee to miss out. The loanee situation may get easier in January with one signing permanently, and possibly some returning to their parent clubs. Looking forward to Saturday, but I am expecting another tense game having watched Oxford twice on TV recently.
The Managers three point principle is badly needed because drawing too many games often spells disaster. Interesting article in the Football League paper yesterday, regarding which two teams would be relegated from Division 2 to the Conference. The author (a certain Graham Westley, who everyone loves to hate) said that the most difficult jobs to do are at Bristol Rovers, York City, Bury and Accrington. He said that these four clubs are just doing enough to stay afloat, but it will get more difficult for them as the pressure mounts. Paper talk is cheap, I know, but it is most important that we start to get some wins, to give ourselves some breathing space. I agree that Brobbel gives the team a bit of flair, and it is surprising that he is always the loanee to miss out. The loanee situation may get easier in January with one signing permanently, and possibly some returning to their parent clubs. Looking forward to Saturday, but I am expecting another tense game having watched Oxford twice on TV recently. OLD - HEAD

5:44pm Mon 16 Dec 13

nigthepig says...

I am another one who can't understand the Brobbel situation when we need more attacking flair and hopefully the resulting points this will bring. Quite likely we will lose his services in January to some other team who will be more than grateful to accommodate his immense talent..
I am another one who can't understand the Brobbel situation when we need more attacking flair and hopefully the resulting points this will bring. Quite likely we will lose his services in January to some other team who will be more than grateful to accommodate his immense talent.. nigthepig

8:26pm Mon 16 Dec 13

dadster says...

Whilst I personally would play Brobbel I can understand why NW plays Banjo on the right as he does give better defensive cover whilst obviously not carrying the same threat going forward. Until recently we have been conceding far too many goals so I think this was probably in NWs mind. With the addition of Lowe alongside McGurk giving us more defensive stability I would now go with Brobbel and move O'Neil to left back and Banjo at right back.

I think its also fair to say that our 5 loan players are needed more in defensive and central midfield roles hence why Brobbel has been the one to miss out. Had Ingham not been injured I think Brobbel would have played in recent games.
Whilst I personally would play Brobbel I can understand why NW plays Banjo on the right as he does give better defensive cover whilst obviously not carrying the same threat going forward. Until recently we have been conceding far too many goals so I think this was probably in NWs mind. With the addition of Lowe alongside McGurk giving us more defensive stability I would now go with Brobbel and move O'Neil to left back and Banjo at right back. I think its also fair to say that our 5 loan players are needed more in defensive and central midfield roles hence why Brobbel has been the one to miss out. Had Ingham not been injured I think Brobbel would have played in recent games. dadster

11:37am Tue 17 Dec 13

Peppa07 says...

Brobbel has to play. If anyone needs reminding, look at his technique in scoring twice in the Scunthorpe game. He's the best footballer at the club and it is absurd not to have him in the starting line up. If he's not in the starting line up on Saturday we can expect a dour and possibly miserable afternoon.
Brobbel has to play. If anyone needs reminding, look at his technique in scoring twice in the Scunthorpe game. He's the best footballer at the club and it is absurd not to have him in the starting line up. If he's not in the starting line up on Saturday we can expect a dour and possibly miserable afternoon. Peppa07

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