Match preview: York City v Morecambe

York Press: Michael Coulson seeks win patrol Michael Coulson seeks win patrol

MICHAEL Coulson is setting his sights on back-to-back wins to kick off 2014 despite the club ending this year without a victory in 11 matches.

The former Barnsley and Scarborough winger reckons the club’s fans deserve to witness their team take maximum points from this week’s home matches against Morecambe tomorrow and Dagenham on Saturday.

Impressive away followings of 717 and 925 travelled to the Minstermen’s respective festive fixtures at fellow Sky Bet League Two strugglers Accrington and Bury, where just one point was garnered from a possible six.

Coulson now feels that such “superb” support can assist the team in their efforts to get the New Year off to a winning start.

He said: “The support was superb at Bury. The fans got right behind us all game and made some noise.

“It definitely helps the team on the pitch when you hear the fans behind you.

“We have got two massive home games now and, as lads, we owe the fans a good performance so we need to make sure we lift ourselves.

“We are all looking at getting six points and, if the fans can get behind us and give us that extra boost we need, that will help us to get those wins. We have played both teams already this season.

“They were both tough games and these matches won’t be easy but we have been a bit unlucky with some of the draws over the last few weeks.

“We should have won some so, hopefully, we can get that next win and kick on.” The Minstermen fought out a goal-less draw with Morecambe last month and went down 2-0 at Dagenham in August.

Coulson believes the key to positive results during the return fixtures will be making a better start to the matches than the team managed at Bury, where the hosts netted after just 38 seconds and doubled their advantage on 18 minutes.

He added: “We were all really disappointed with the performance in the first half on Sunday.

“We didn’t get started and conceded a really early goal, which wasn’t what we had planned for.

“We gave ourselves a hard time and, at 2-0 down, we produced a spirited second half but, obviously, we had a mountain to climb and, unfortunately, we did not get the goals we needed.”


Match facts

Morecambe have only lost once in five previous league visits to Bootham Crescent, including a Conference promotion semi-final encounter in 2006/7.

City’s solitary success was in 2004/5 when Andy Bishop netted the only goal of the game from the penalty spot.

The following season the fixture was drawn 1-1 and in 2006/7 the Shrimps won here 3-2 and drew 0-0 in the play-off first leg match.

Last term, the clubs met for the first time in the Football League and Morecambe won at York 4-1.

Jason Walker scored from a penalty and the line up on February 2, 2013, was: Ingham, Obeng, Smith, O’Connell, Parslow, Potts (McDaid), Kerr, McLaughlin (Fyfield), Blair, Walker, Rodman (McReady).

It happened on January 1

1954: Dave Dunmore (2) and Campbell Burgess scored in a 3-1 win at Darlington in Division Three North.

1955: City won 2-1 away to Northern Section leaders Scunthorpe United with Norman Wilkinson and Billy Fenton on the scoresheet. The attendance at the Old Show Ground was 10,593.

1983: A 5-2 home win over Darlington in the Fourth Division with Denis Smith (2), Viv Busby and John Byrne (2) on target, watched by 3,679.

1987: Third Division (League One) leaders Middlesbrough were defeated 3-1 at Bootham Crescent in front of 8,611. The scorers were Martin Butler and Keith Walwyn (2).

2007: City won 3-1 at Morecambe in the Conference with goals from Clayton Donaldson, Craig Farrell and Steve Bowey.

2008: A 4-3 win at Droylsden thanks to Manny Panther, Craig Farrell and a couple of stoppage time goals netted by substitute Richard Brodie.

2011: Jonathan Smith, Neil Barrett and Leon Constantine were the marksmen in a 3-0 victory at Gateshead.

2013: City beat Burton Albion 3-0 at Bootham Crescent in League Two watched by 3,863 with Jason Walker (pen), Paddy McLaughlin and Matty Blair on the scoresheet.

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11:17am Tue 31 Dec 13

redbluelion says...

Yeah and i just saw a Flying snowman go by my window..im running out of all faith with this team and the manager.....Rant over.
Yeah and i just saw a Flying snowman go by my window..im running out of all faith with this team and the manager.....Rant over. redbluelion

11:23am Tue 31 Dec 13

23rdApril1966 says...

redbluelion wrote:
Yeah and i just saw a Flying snowman go by my window..im running out of all faith with this team and the manager.....Rant over.
Can we get him signed on loan?
[quote][p][bold]redbluelion[/bold] wrote: Yeah and i just saw a Flying snowman go by my window..im running out of all faith with this team and the manager.....Rant over.[/p][/quote]Can we get him signed on loan? 23rdApril1966

12:03pm Tue 31 Dec 13

ian923 says...

I too am looking for a positive start to both home games and we must start with an ATTACKING line up instead of the defensive set ups we have had previously at home. I am pleased for Michael Coulson getting back in the squad and he should be starting tomorrow. I have a feeling Ingham may be back due to McCary,s error on Sunday.Bowman and Fletcher must start up front .We are on relegation points and only one place above on goal difference. IT IS TIME TO BE POSITIVE AND TAKE THE GAME TO THE OPPOSITION WITH A BRIGHT AND LIVELY START.I will be in the Longhurst hoping for exactly that. Come on City!
I too am looking for a positive start to both home games and we must start with an ATTACKING line up instead of the defensive set ups we have had previously at home. I am pleased for Michael Coulson getting back in the squad and he should be starting tomorrow. I have a feeling Ingham may be back due to McCary,s error on Sunday.Bowman and Fletcher must start up front .We are on relegation points and only one place above on goal difference. IT IS TIME TO BE POSITIVE AND TAKE THE GAME TO THE OPPOSITION WITH A BRIGHT AND LIVELY START.I will be in the Longhurst hoping for exactly that. Come on City! ian923

12:23pm Tue 31 Dec 13

referee 1 says...

ian923 wrote:
I too am looking for a positive start to both home games and we must start with an ATTACKING line up instead of the defensive set ups we have had previously at home. I am pleased for Michael Coulson getting back in the squad and he should be starting tomorrow. I have a feeling Ingham may be back due to McCary,s error on Sunday.Bowman and Fletcher must start up front .We are on relegation points and only one place above on goal difference. IT IS TIME TO BE POSITIVE AND TAKE THE GAME TO THE OPPOSITION WITH A BRIGHT AND LIVELY START.I will be in the Longhurst hoping for exactly that. Come on City!
Your comments Ian923 are exactly what I echo,i got feeling Ingham will be back McCareys confidence look shattered at end Bury game ,I do not know if any other fellow fans feel when McCarey under pressure he seems to not look so confident, Coulson deserves on recent cameo performances to start,and Fletch and Bowman look good combination on the day. All I will add Ian is if Morecambe get early goal I hope fans are not so negative and get behind the lads because I would if was Morecambe look for early goal knowing Yorks confidence is low so I expect them to really have a go from the off likewise we need to be switched on 15 minutes before k/o. Come on City,whether you are for NW or not lets give the boys a lift and rally behind them from the start to the end.
[quote][p][bold]ian923[/bold] wrote: I too am looking for a positive start to both home games and we must start with an ATTACKING line up instead of the defensive set ups we have had previously at home. I am pleased for Michael Coulson getting back in the squad and he should be starting tomorrow. I have a feeling Ingham may be back due to McCary,s error on Sunday.Bowman and Fletcher must start up front .We are on relegation points and only one place above on goal difference. IT IS TIME TO BE POSITIVE AND TAKE THE GAME TO THE OPPOSITION WITH A BRIGHT AND LIVELY START.I will be in the Longhurst hoping for exactly that. Come on City![/p][/quote]Your comments Ian923 are exactly what I echo,i got feeling Ingham will be back McCareys confidence look shattered at end Bury game ,I do not know if any other fellow fans feel when McCarey under pressure he seems to not look so confident, Coulson deserves on recent cameo performances to start,and Fletch and Bowman look good combination on the day. All I will add Ian is if Morecambe get early goal I hope fans are not so negative and get behind the lads because I would if was Morecambe look for early goal knowing Yorks confidence is low so I expect them to really have a go from the off likewise we need to be switched on 15 minutes before k/o. Come on City,whether you are for NW or not lets give the boys a lift and rally behind them from the start to the end. referee 1

12:30pm Tue 31 Dec 13

YorkCityLuke says...

Surely NWs last game if we lose - but let's hope he turns it round and keeps the Press website quiet tomorrow night. He still has a chance to prove his mettle, as do the players.
Surely NWs last game if we lose - but let's hope he turns it round and keeps the Press website quiet tomorrow night. He still has a chance to prove his mettle, as do the players. YorkCityLuke

1:18pm Tue 31 Dec 13

bill bailey says...

YorkCityLuke wrote:
Surely NWs last game if we lose - but let's hope he turns it round and keeps the Press website quiet tomorrow night. He still has a chance to prove his mettle, as do the players.
I agree, I still believe NW can turn it around ,but no manager can unless the sweat blood. PURI must start ,and as I have said before give him the freedom of the park to do what he is best at running at a defence . he knows where the goal is give him the responsibility of breaking up their defence .
[quote][p][bold]YorkCityLuke[/bold] wrote: Surely NWs last game if we lose - but let's hope he turns it round and keeps the Press website quiet tomorrow night. He still has a chance to prove his mettle, as do the players.[/p][/quote]I agree, I still believe NW can turn it around ,but no manager can unless the sweat blood. PURI must start ,and as I have said before give him the freedom of the park to do what he is best at running at a defence . he knows where the goal is give him the responsibility of breaking up their defence . bill bailey

1:26pm Tue 31 Dec 13

Anysport says...

YorkCityLuke wrote:
Surely NWs last game if we lose - but let's hope he turns it round and keeps the Press website quiet tomorrow night. He still has a chance to prove his mettle, as do the players.
Dilemma!!! - really want the team to win the next two matches - but not if it keeps the "Dinosaur" in charge. 95% of the time his tactics are wrong at kick off and he does nothing to improve this during the game; then comes out with the most pathetic platitudes at the end of the game.

Davies should have been replaced by Jamal long ago - he is now being targeted by all the teams we are playing against. Does nothing going forward and is a weak link in the defence. Goes without saying that Brobbel should be in front of Jamal.

Oyebanjo is a really good right back but should not be played in midfield - he is just not creative enough to be there. Need to use one of the attacking wide options: Carson; Coulson; Puri; Chambers

His long ball philosophy... just rubbish if all you do is give it away!

If you look back at what he said in the summer while building "his" team you just would not trust him to do any better in the January window.
[quote][p][bold]YorkCityLuke[/bold] wrote: Surely NWs last game if we lose - but let's hope he turns it round and keeps the Press website quiet tomorrow night. He still has a chance to prove his mettle, as do the players.[/p][/quote]Dilemma!!! - really want the team to win the next two matches - but not if it keeps the "Dinosaur" in charge. 95% of the time his tactics are wrong at kick off and he does nothing to improve this during the game; then comes out with the most pathetic platitudes at the end of the game. Davies should have been replaced by Jamal long ago - he is now being targeted by all the teams we are playing against. Does nothing going forward and is a weak link in the defence. Goes without saying that Brobbel should be in front of Jamal. Oyebanjo is a really good right back but should not be played in midfield - he is just not creative enough to be there. Need to use one of the attacking wide options: Carson; Coulson; Puri; Chambers His long ball philosophy... just rubbish if all you do is give it away! If you look back at what he said in the summer while building "his" team you just would not trust him to do any better in the January window. Anysport

1:55pm Tue 31 Dec 13

carterjason says...

Jamal , banjo and coulson all York players and should be playing against morecombe, and playing in their correct positions.

Anything less than 3pts and Worthington should be shown the door.
Sometimes all it takes is a new man coming in and with the same players as the previous manager the results suddenly pick up just look at Derby. Greg Abbott former Carlisle manager currently coach at notts county did good job for several seasons on shoestring budget, knows the lower leagues and what it tales to be successful, just one of many not managing at the moment.
Jamal , banjo and coulson all York players and should be playing against morecombe, and playing in their correct positions. Anything less than 3pts and Worthington should be shown the door. Sometimes all it takes is a new man coming in and with the same players as the previous manager the results suddenly pick up just look at Derby. Greg Abbott former Carlisle manager currently coach at notts county did good job for several seasons on shoestring budget, knows the lower leagues and what it tales to be successful, just one of many not managing at the moment. carterjason

2:28pm Tue 31 Dec 13

bill bailey says...

carterjason wrote:
Jamal , banjo and coulson all York players and should be playing against morecombe, and playing in their correct positions.

Anything less than 3pts and Worthington should be shown the door.
Sometimes all it takes is a new man coming in and with the same players as the previous manager the results suddenly pick up just look at Derby. Greg Abbott former Carlisle manager currently coach at notts county did good job for several seasons on shoestring budget, knows the lower leagues and what it tales to be successful, just one of many not managing at the moment.
Your last sentence sums up you comment the reason there are many out there is because they have done the rounds and they are not good enough.
[quote][p][bold]carterjason[/bold] wrote: Jamal , banjo and coulson all York players and should be playing against morecombe, and playing in their correct positions. Anything less than 3pts and Worthington should be shown the door. Sometimes all it takes is a new man coming in and with the same players as the previous manager the results suddenly pick up just look at Derby. Greg Abbott former Carlisle manager currently coach at notts county did good job for several seasons on shoestring budget, knows the lower leagues and what it tales to be successful, just one of many not managing at the moment.[/p][/quote]Your last sentence sums up you comment the reason there are many out there is because they have done the rounds and they are not good enough. bill bailey

3:12pm Tue 31 Dec 13

CHEEZY PUFFS says...

bill bailey wrote:
carterjason wrote: Jamal , banjo and coulson all York players and should be playing against morecombe, and playing in their correct positions. Anything less than 3pts and Worthington should be shown the door. Sometimes all it takes is a new man coming in and with the same players as the previous manager the results suddenly pick up just look at Derby. Greg Abbott former Carlisle manager currently coach at notts county did good job for several seasons on shoestring budget, knows the lower leagues and what it tales to be successful, just one of many not managing at the moment.
Your last sentence sums up you comment the reason there are many out there is because they have done the rounds and they are not good enough.
We all know you pride yourself on being far more realistic than some who post on here myself icluded, so Bill please tell us...
Will York beat Morecambe?
A simple yes or no will suffice.
[quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]carterjason[/bold] wrote: Jamal , banjo and coulson all York players and should be playing against morecombe, and playing in their correct positions. Anything less than 3pts and Worthington should be shown the door. Sometimes all it takes is a new man coming in and with the same players as the previous manager the results suddenly pick up just look at Derby. Greg Abbott former Carlisle manager currently coach at notts county did good job for several seasons on shoestring budget, knows the lower leagues and what it tales to be successful, just one of many not managing at the moment.[/p][/quote]Your last sentence sums up you comment the reason there are many out there is because they have done the rounds and they are not good enough.[/p][/quote]We all know you pride yourself on being far more realistic than some who post on here myself icluded, so Bill please tell us... Will York beat Morecambe? A simple yes or no will suffice. CHEEZY PUFFS

3:22pm Tue 31 Dec 13

bill bailey says...

CHEEZY PUFFS wrote:
bill bailey wrote:
carterjason wrote: Jamal , banjo and coulson all York players and should be playing against morecombe, and playing in their correct positions. Anything less than 3pts and Worthington should be shown the door. Sometimes all it takes is a new man coming in and with the same players as the previous manager the results suddenly pick up just look at Derby. Greg Abbott former Carlisle manager currently coach at notts county did good job for several seasons on shoestring budget, knows the lower leagues and what it tales to be successful, just one of many not managing at the moment.
Your last sentence sums up you comment the reason there are many out there is because they have done the rounds and they are not good enough.
We all know you pride yourself on being far more realistic than some who post on here myself icluded, so Bill please tell us...
Will York beat Morecambe?
A simple yes or no will suffice.
OF COURSE THEY WILL ....CHEEZY ... how could you ever think otherwise.
They better or you will never take me seriously again,
HAVE A GREAT 2014 MY FRIEND
[quote][p][bold]CHEEZY PUFFS[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]carterjason[/bold] wrote: Jamal , banjo and coulson all York players and should be playing against morecombe, and playing in their correct positions. Anything less than 3pts and Worthington should be shown the door. Sometimes all it takes is a new man coming in and with the same players as the previous manager the results suddenly pick up just look at Derby. Greg Abbott former Carlisle manager currently coach at notts county did good job for several seasons on shoestring budget, knows the lower leagues and what it tales to be successful, just one of many not managing at the moment.[/p][/quote]Your last sentence sums up you comment the reason there are many out there is because they have done the rounds and they are not good enough.[/p][/quote]We all know you pride yourself on being far more realistic than some who post on here myself icluded, so Bill please tell us... Will York beat Morecambe? A simple yes or no will suffice.[/p][/quote]OF COURSE THEY WILL ....CHEEZY ... how could you ever think otherwise. They better or you will never take me seriously again, HAVE A GREAT 2014 MY FRIEND bill bailey

3:54pm Tue 31 Dec 13

CHEEZY PUFFS says...

bill bailey wrote:
CHEEZY PUFFS wrote:
bill bailey wrote:
carterjason wrote: Jamal , banjo and coulson all York players and should be playing against morecombe, and playing in their correct positions. Anything less than 3pts and Worthington should be shown the door. Sometimes all it takes is a new man coming in and with the same players as the previous manager the results suddenly pick up just look at Derby. Greg Abbott former Carlisle manager currently coach at notts county did good job for several seasons on shoestring budget, knows the lower leagues and what it tales to be successful, just one of many not managing at the moment.
Your last sentence sums up you comment the reason there are many out there is because they have done the rounds and they are not good enough.
We all know you pride yourself on being far more realistic than some who post on here myself icluded, so Bill please tell us... Will York beat Morecambe? A simple yes or no will suffice.
OF COURSE THEY WILL ....CHEEZY ... how could you ever think otherwise. They better or you will never take me seriously again, HAVE A GREAT 2014 MY FRIEND
A positive response.

If they don't it's Wothington out as far as I am concerned...either that or a significant investment in the team by the owner.

If York go a goal down I honestly believe the crowd will turn.

We can't continue like this any longer.

Its always 'jam tomorrow ' as far as the Board are concerned.

All the best for 2014.
[quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CHEEZY PUFFS[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]carterjason[/bold] wrote: Jamal , banjo and coulson all York players and should be playing against morecombe, and playing in their correct positions. Anything less than 3pts and Worthington should be shown the door. Sometimes all it takes is a new man coming in and with the same players as the previous manager the results suddenly pick up just look at Derby. Greg Abbott former Carlisle manager currently coach at notts county did good job for several seasons on shoestring budget, knows the lower leagues and what it tales to be successful, just one of many not managing at the moment.[/p][/quote]Your last sentence sums up you comment the reason there are many out there is because they have done the rounds and they are not good enough.[/p][/quote]We all know you pride yourself on being far more realistic than some who post on here myself icluded, so Bill please tell us... Will York beat Morecambe? A simple yes or no will suffice.[/p][/quote]OF COURSE THEY WILL ....CHEEZY ... how could you ever think otherwise. They better or you will never take me seriously again, HAVE A GREAT 2014 MY FRIEND[/p][/quote]A positive response. If they don't it's Wothington out as far as I am concerned...either that or a significant investment in the team by the owner. If York go a goal down I honestly believe the crowd will turn. We can't continue like this any longer. Its always 'jam tomorrow ' as far as the Board are concerned. All the best for 2014. CHEEZY PUFFS

3:56pm Tue 31 Dec 13

johnbyrneshair says...

carterjason wrote:
Jamal , banjo and coulson all York players and should be playing against morecombe, and playing in their correct positions.

Anything less than 3pts and Worthington should be shown the door.
Sometimes all it takes is a new man coming in and with the same players as the previous manager the results suddenly pick up just look at Derby. Greg Abbott former Carlisle manager currently coach at notts county did good job for several seasons on shoestring budget, knows the lower leagues and what it tales to be successful, just one of many not managing at the moment.
Agree with carterjason - Davies, Montrose and/or Whitehouse out, Brobbel, Banjo and Jamal all playing. Maybe give Puri chance in midfield to give some creativity. Montrose and Whitehouse stoppers but then just hoof ball upfield in hope. 4 points out of next 6 minimum for NW redemption.
[quote][p][bold]carterjason[/bold] wrote: Jamal , banjo and coulson all York players and should be playing against morecombe, and playing in their correct positions. Anything less than 3pts and Worthington should be shown the door. Sometimes all it takes is a new man coming in and with the same players as the previous manager the results suddenly pick up just look at Derby. Greg Abbott former Carlisle manager currently coach at notts county did good job for several seasons on shoestring budget, knows the lower leagues and what it tales to be successful, just one of many not managing at the moment.[/p][/quote]Agree with carterjason - Davies, Montrose and/or Whitehouse out, Brobbel, Banjo and Jamal all playing. Maybe give Puri chance in midfield to give some creativity. Montrose and Whitehouse stoppers but then just hoof ball upfield in hope. 4 points out of next 6 minimum for NW redemption. johnbyrneshair

4:35pm Tue 31 Dec 13

referee 1 says...

bill bailey wrote:
carterjason wrote:
Jamal , banjo and coulson all York players and should be playing against morecombe, and playing in their correct positions.

Anything less than 3pts and Worthington should be shown the door.
Sometimes all it takes is a new man coming in and with the same players as the previous manager the results suddenly pick up just look at Derby. Greg Abbott former Carlisle manager currently coach at notts county did good job for several seasons on shoestring budget, knows the lower leagues and what it tales to be successful, just one of many not managing at the moment.
Your last sentence sums up you comment the reason there are many out there is because they have done the rounds and they are not good enough.
Well Bill think Carterjason has valid points, you could argue that Worthington had been out of the loop to the appointment,never worked on low budget or this quality of players.He may be a nice individual but nice dos not win football games at this level in my opinion. If a vacancy arises then only managers (ex) out of work for whatever reason will apply,Brian Laws,Greg Abbott may feel unlucky to loose their jobs with better track record than NW. At the end of the day we all have city at heart and opinions will vary .
[quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]carterjason[/bold] wrote: Jamal , banjo and coulson all York players and should be playing against morecombe, and playing in their correct positions. Anything less than 3pts and Worthington should be shown the door. Sometimes all it takes is a new man coming in and with the same players as the previous manager the results suddenly pick up just look at Derby. Greg Abbott former Carlisle manager currently coach at notts county did good job for several seasons on shoestring budget, knows the lower leagues and what it tales to be successful, just one of many not managing at the moment.[/p][/quote]Your last sentence sums up you comment the reason there are many out there is because they have done the rounds and they are not good enough.[/p][/quote]Well Bill think Carterjason has valid points, you could argue that Worthington had been out of the loop to the appointment,never worked on low budget or this quality of players.He may be a nice individual but nice dos not win football games at this level in my opinion. If a vacancy arises then only managers (ex) out of work for whatever reason will apply,Brian Laws,Greg Abbott may feel unlucky to loose their jobs with better track record than NW. At the end of the day we all have city at heart and opinions will vary . referee 1

5:03pm Tue 31 Dec 13

OLD - HEAD says...

To be honest I think that its time to start cutting down on the loanees, and start playing our own players. After watching McCarey fumble that simple header at Bury I would replace him with Ingham as my number one change. My (4-3-3) team would be 1 - Ingham 2-ONeill 3-Fyfield 4- McGurk 5- Lowe 6- Brobbel 7- Oyebanjo 8- Carson 9- Jarvis 10- Fletcher 11- Coulson. Absolutely nothing less than six points is acceptable from our next two home games. The fans are fast running out of patience with negative play, its time for some action.
To be honest I think that its time to start cutting down on the loanees, and start playing our own players. After watching McCarey fumble that simple header at Bury I would replace him with Ingham as my number one change. My (4-3-3) team would be 1 - Ingham 2-ONeill 3-Fyfield 4- McGurk 5- Lowe 6- Brobbel 7- Oyebanjo 8- Carson 9- Jarvis 10- Fletcher 11- Coulson. Absolutely nothing less than six points is acceptable from our next two home games. The fans are fast running out of patience with negative play, its time for some action. OLD - HEAD

5:04pm Tue 31 Dec 13

Peppa07 says...

Jamal, Banjo and Coulson should all start, and Brobbel. I think Ingham will be back too but I wish I felt inspired by that!
Jamal, Banjo and Coulson should all start, and Brobbel. I think Ingham will be back too but I wish I felt inspired by that! Peppa07

5:11pm Tue 31 Dec 13

bill bailey says...

HI THERE REFEREE 1.. It's all about opinion .Just an example take STEVE
McClaren. at ManU Fergie got the credit Steve did most of the work got no praise,then the press got on his back and killed him off via an umbrella. when he took over the National side then we all know what he did in Holland , took the wrong advice and went to Germany.Now we can see what he is doing at DERBY , I dont care what people think of my opinion I have been there and I know the game , I believe NW is the right man for CITY,too many on here have got the shakes. I'm not stupid enough to say its not critical Looking at the table it is, but the squad is a strong one for league 2, I don't want to change the manager if the Board took the advice of some on here there would be a new one every week.
What is wanted now is less negative talk and more supportive remarks
At the end of the day it's your club do you want to kill it or cure it.
HI THERE REFEREE 1.. It's all about opinion .Just an example take STEVE McClaren. at ManU Fergie got the credit Steve did most of the work got no praise,then the press got on his back and killed him off via an umbrella. when he took over the National side then we all know what he did in Holland , took the wrong advice and went to Germany.Now we can see what he is doing at DERBY , I dont care what people think of my opinion I have been there and I know the game , I believe NW is the right man for CITY,too many on here have got the shakes. I'm not stupid enough to say its not critical Looking at the table it is, but the squad is a strong one for league 2, I don't want to change the manager if the Board took the advice of some on here there would be a new one every week. What is wanted now is less negative talk and more supportive remarks At the end of the day it's your club do you want to kill it or cure it. bill bailey

6:39pm Tue 31 Dec 13

goreds says...

Time for Worthington to make a few changes...Davies, McCarey, Montrose and Whitehouse out...their performances against Accrigton and Bury were no way good enough. Lets go for a win...

Ingham
O'Neil McGurk Lowe Fyfield
Banjo Carson Platt Brobbel/Coulson
Fletcher Jarvis
Time for Worthington to make a few changes...Davies, McCarey, Montrose and Whitehouse out...their performances against Accrigton and Bury were no way good enough. Lets go for a win... Ingham O'Neil McGurk Lowe Fyfield Banjo Carson Platt Brobbel/Coulson Fletcher Jarvis goreds

7:49pm Tue 31 Dec 13

Edsoni says...

An interesting set of opinions.
People calling for Fyfield obviously forget his poor performances (one of Mills' last home games springs to mind) and focus on the better (if less frequent). Davies has been targetted all season and had a pretty decent November but poor Christmas. Others call for Puri on very limited positive evidence. Yet others call for contracted rather than loan players but most contracts end in the Summer anyway.
I generally like to see a settled team but the evidence in the last two matches indicates that our manager has not worked hard enough on formation and playing pattern to create the instinctive passing that pulls teams apart; or at least improves ball retention.
Hoofball still isn't working.
So where does that leave my views? - frankly torn - I had expected the balance of the season to be looking positive after the festive period but the atrocious displays mean that "neutral" will be an improvement.
I'm not sure of the exact timing ramifications of all the loans and signing window and am wary of those who may not be at the club next week not wanting to get injured.
So, on balance, my team for this week.
Ingham
Oyebanjo McGurk Lowe Davies
Carson O'Neil Montrose Brobbel
Jarvis Fletcher

I think I'm well within the loan rules if Whitehouse is rested from the squad. I think like Davies he was improving but has also had a poor week. O'Neil in central midfield for his last week because he can tackle and even at fullback has been able to twist away when in possession. I also think he reads the game and can pass early to the wings.
Coulson and (yes) Puri on the bench with McCreary, Bowman and Fyfield if Tom Allen is not ready.
We are in a 5/6 week period of very winnable matches - unfortunately the first two have been awful missed opportunities. We were in a much better position 12 months ago - we cannot afford to waste the upcoming run of games. (And I'm not even asking for anything resembling "entertainment"!)
An interesting set of opinions. People calling for Fyfield obviously forget his poor performances (one of Mills' last home games springs to mind) and focus on the better (if less frequent). Davies has been targetted all season and had a pretty decent November but poor Christmas. Others call for Puri on very limited positive evidence. Yet others call for contracted rather than loan players but most contracts end in the Summer anyway. I generally like to see a settled team but the evidence in the last two matches indicates that our manager has not worked hard enough on formation and playing pattern to create the instinctive passing that pulls teams apart; or at least improves ball retention. Hoofball still isn't working. So where does that leave my views? - frankly torn - I had expected the balance of the season to be looking positive after the festive period but the atrocious displays mean that "neutral" will be an improvement. I'm not sure of the exact timing ramifications of all the loans and signing window and am wary of those who may not be at the club next week not wanting to get injured. So, on balance, my team for this week. Ingham Oyebanjo McGurk Lowe Davies Carson O'Neil Montrose Brobbel Jarvis Fletcher I think I'm well within the loan rules if Whitehouse is rested from the squad. I think like Davies he was improving but has also had a poor week. O'Neil in central midfield for his last week because he can tackle and even at fullback has been able to twist away when in possession. I also think he reads the game and can pass early to the wings. Coulson and (yes) Puri on the bench with McCreary, Bowman and Fyfield if Tom Allen is not ready. We are in a 5/6 week period of very winnable matches - unfortunately the first two have been awful missed opportunities. We were in a much better position 12 months ago - we cannot afford to waste the upcoming run of games. (And I'm not even asking for anything resembling "entertainment"!) Edsoni

8:09pm Tue 31 Dec 13

referee 1 says...

bill bailey wrote:
HI THERE REFEREE 1.. It's all about opinion .Just an example take STEVE
McClaren. at ManU Fergie got the credit Steve did most of the work got no praise,then the press got on his back and killed him off via an umbrella. when he took over the National side then we all know what he did in Holland , took the wrong advice and went to Germany.Now we can see what he is doing at DERBY , I dont care what people think of my opinion I have been there and I know the game , I believe NW is the right man for CITY,too many on here have got the shakes. I'm not stupid enough to say its not critical Looking at the table it is, but the squad is a strong one for league 2, I don't want to change the manager if the Board took the advice of some on here there would be a new one every week.
What is wanted now is less negative talk and more supportive remarks
At the end of the day it's your club do you want to kill it or cure it.
Hi There Bill Bailey nice to have debate with you but by your response you seem quite a aggressive person who wants his opinion to be the only one right. Every supporter in the land know the game like the players understand the rules, and guess what Bill been there and got the medals to prove it on both sides of the game so I think im a position to make comment. A lot of fans on this site care about this club,and likewise facts do not change about the style of play and lack of progression under NW,not all the fans can be wrong and its now become has you state critical. Like you Bill we want the club to progress and anybody expecting us to be challenging for a top 7 finish in the first two or three seasons were hopefull at least,i have seen the odd sign of improvement im sure we can all say that at times but its not consistent,injuries etc do take their toll however a good experienced manager what NW is supposed to be should have enough about him to deal with it. Just for the record I have not got the shakes,i think the term concern is a better quote for myself and 99.9% of the supporters. Nice Chatting to you BILL. Happy New Year.
[quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: HI THERE REFEREE 1.. It's all about opinion .Just an example take STEVE McClaren. at ManU Fergie got the credit Steve did most of the work got no praise,then the press got on his back and killed him off via an umbrella. when he took over the National side then we all know what he did in Holland , took the wrong advice and went to Germany.Now we can see what he is doing at DERBY , I dont care what people think of my opinion I have been there and I know the game , I believe NW is the right man for CITY,too many on here have got the shakes. I'm not stupid enough to say its not critical Looking at the table it is, but the squad is a strong one for league 2, I don't want to change the manager if the Board took the advice of some on here there would be a new one every week. What is wanted now is less negative talk and more supportive remarks At the end of the day it's your club do you want to kill it or cure it.[/p][/quote]Hi There Bill Bailey nice to have debate with you but by your response you seem quite a aggressive person who wants his opinion to be the only one right. Every supporter in the land know the game like the players understand the rules, and guess what Bill been there and got the medals to prove it on both sides of the game so I think im a position to make comment. A lot of fans on this site care about this club,and likewise facts do not change about the style of play and lack of progression under NW,not all the fans can be wrong and its now become has you state critical. Like you Bill we want the club to progress and anybody expecting us to be challenging for a top 7 finish in the first two or three seasons were hopefull at least,i have seen the odd sign of improvement im sure we can all say that at times but its not consistent,injuries etc do take their toll however a good experienced manager what NW is supposed to be should have enough about him to deal with it. Just for the record I have not got the shakes,i think the term concern is a better quote for myself and 99.9% of the supporters. Nice Chatting to you BILL. Happy New Year. referee 1

8:23pm Tue 31 Dec 13

carterjason says...

referee 1 wrote:
bill bailey wrote:
HI THERE REFEREE 1.. It's all about opinion .Just an example take STEVE
McClaren. at ManU Fergie got the credit Steve did most of the work got no praise,then the press got on his back and killed him off via an umbrella. when he took over the National side then we all know what he did in Holland , took the wrong advice and went to Germany.Now we can see what he is doing at DERBY , I dont care what people think of my opinion I have been there and I know the game , I believe NW is the right man for CITY,too many on here have got the shakes. I'm not stupid enough to say its not critical Looking at the table it is, but the squad is a strong one for league 2, I don't want to change the manager if the Board took the advice of some on here there would be a new one every week.
What is wanted now is less negative talk and more supportive remarks
At the end of the day it's your club do you want to kill it or cure it.
Hi There Bill Bailey nice to have debate with you but by your response you seem quite a aggressive person who wants his opinion to be the only one right. Every supporter in the land know the game like the players understand the rules, and guess what Bill been there and got the medals to prove it on both sides of the game so I think im a position to make comment. A lot of fans on this site care about this club,and likewise facts do not change about the style of play and lack of progression under NW,not all the fans can be wrong and its now become has you state critical. Like you Bill we want the club to progress and anybody expecting us to be challenging for a top 7 finish in the first two or three seasons were hopefull at least,i have seen the odd sign of improvement im sure we can all say that at times but its not consistent,injuries etc do take their toll however a good experienced manager what NW is supposed to be should have enough about him to deal with it. Just for the record I have not got the shakes,i think the term concern is a better quote for myself and 99.9% of the supporters. Nice Chatting to you BILL. Happy New Year.
yeah we all york city supporters , none of us enjoy seeing the team at the foot of the table. lets hope for better times ahead .
[quote][p][bold]referee 1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: HI THERE REFEREE 1.. It's all about opinion .Just an example take STEVE McClaren. at ManU Fergie got the credit Steve did most of the work got no praise,then the press got on his back and killed him off via an umbrella. when he took over the National side then we all know what he did in Holland , took the wrong advice and went to Germany.Now we can see what he is doing at DERBY , I dont care what people think of my opinion I have been there and I know the game , I believe NW is the right man for CITY,too many on here have got the shakes. I'm not stupid enough to say its not critical Looking at the table it is, but the squad is a strong one for league 2, I don't want to change the manager if the Board took the advice of some on here there would be a new one every week. What is wanted now is less negative talk and more supportive remarks At the end of the day it's your club do you want to kill it or cure it.[/p][/quote]Hi There Bill Bailey nice to have debate with you but by your response you seem quite a aggressive person who wants his opinion to be the only one right. Every supporter in the land know the game like the players understand the rules, and guess what Bill been there and got the medals to prove it on both sides of the game so I think im a position to make comment. A lot of fans on this site care about this club,and likewise facts do not change about the style of play and lack of progression under NW,not all the fans can be wrong and its now become has you state critical. Like you Bill we want the club to progress and anybody expecting us to be challenging for a top 7 finish in the first two or three seasons were hopefull at least,i have seen the odd sign of improvement im sure we can all say that at times but its not consistent,injuries etc do take their toll however a good experienced manager what NW is supposed to be should have enough about him to deal with it. Just for the record I have not got the shakes,i think the term concern is a better quote for myself and 99.9% of the supporters. Nice Chatting to you BILL. Happy New Year.[/p][/quote]yeah we all york city supporters , none of us enjoy seeing the team at the foot of the table. lets hope for better times ahead . carterjason

8:52pm Tue 31 Dec 13

Anysport says...

Edsoni wrote:
An interesting set of opinions.
People calling for Fyfield obviously forget his poor performances (one of Mills' last home games springs to mind) and focus on the better (if less frequent). Davies has been targetted all season and had a pretty decent November but poor Christmas. Others call for Puri on very limited positive evidence. Yet others call for contracted rather than loan players but most contracts end in the Summer anyway.
I generally like to see a settled team but the evidence in the last two matches indicates that our manager has not worked hard enough on formation and playing pattern to create the instinctive passing that pulls teams apart; or at least improves ball retention.
Hoofball still isn't working.
So where does that leave my views? - frankly torn - I had expected the balance of the season to be looking positive after the festive period but the atrocious displays mean that "neutral" will be an improvement.
I'm not sure of the exact timing ramifications of all the loans and signing window and am wary of those who may not be at the club next week not wanting to get injured.
So, on balance, my team for this week.
Ingham
Oyebanjo McGurk Lowe Davies
Carson O'Neil Montrose Brobbel
Jarvis Fletcher

I think I'm well within the loan rules if Whitehouse is rested from the squad. I think like Davies he was improving but has also had a poor week. O'Neil in central midfield for his last week because he can tackle and even at fullback has been able to twist away when in possession. I also think he reads the game and can pass early to the wings.
Coulson and (yes) Puri on the bench with McCreary, Bowman and Fyfield if Tom Allen is not ready.
We are in a 5/6 week period of very winnable matches - unfortunately the first two have been awful missed opportunities. We were in a much better position 12 months ago - we cannot afford to waste the upcoming run of games. (And I'm not even asking for anything resembling "entertainment"!)
I think Fyfield has only been used twice this season in cup matches and was the outstanding MOM on both occasions. Davies was okay in his 1st month but has been average or worse since.

But agree that as the only team without a win in the last 8 games - 3 points is a must.
[quote][p][bold]Edsoni[/bold] wrote: An interesting set of opinions. People calling for Fyfield obviously forget his poor performances (one of Mills' last home games springs to mind) and focus on the better (if less frequent). Davies has been targetted all season and had a pretty decent November but poor Christmas. Others call for Puri on very limited positive evidence. Yet others call for contracted rather than loan players but most contracts end in the Summer anyway. I generally like to see a settled team but the evidence in the last two matches indicates that our manager has not worked hard enough on formation and playing pattern to create the instinctive passing that pulls teams apart; or at least improves ball retention. Hoofball still isn't working. So where does that leave my views? - frankly torn - I had expected the balance of the season to be looking positive after the festive period but the atrocious displays mean that "neutral" will be an improvement. I'm not sure of the exact timing ramifications of all the loans and signing window and am wary of those who may not be at the club next week not wanting to get injured. So, on balance, my team for this week. Ingham Oyebanjo McGurk Lowe Davies Carson O'Neil Montrose Brobbel Jarvis Fletcher I think I'm well within the loan rules if Whitehouse is rested from the squad. I think like Davies he was improving but has also had a poor week. O'Neil in central midfield for his last week because he can tackle and even at fullback has been able to twist away when in possession. I also think he reads the game and can pass early to the wings. Coulson and (yes) Puri on the bench with McCreary, Bowman and Fyfield if Tom Allen is not ready. We are in a 5/6 week period of very winnable matches - unfortunately the first two have been awful missed opportunities. We were in a much better position 12 months ago - we cannot afford to waste the upcoming run of games. (And I'm not even asking for anything resembling "entertainment"!)[/p][/quote]I think Fyfield has only been used twice this season in cup matches and was the outstanding MOM on both occasions. Davies was okay in his 1st month but has been average or worse since. But agree that as the only team without a win in the last 8 games - 3 points is a must. Anysport

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