York City's Michael Ingham welcomes competition for goalkeeping spot

York Press: York City goalkeeper Michael Ingham York City goalkeeper Michael Ingham

MICHAEL Ingham will welcome competition for his place as York City boss Nigel Worthington looks to recruit another goalkeeper prior to Saturday’s trip to Northampton.

Former Northern Ireland international Ingham is currently the only senior shot-stopper on the Bootham Crescent books after loan pair Aaron McCarey and Nick Pope were recalled by Wolves and Charlton respectively.

Pope might be an option for Worthington again, however, with Ben Hamer having recovered from injury at the Valley and Ingham insists he does not mind contesting his position with whoever is brought in by the Minstermen.

He said: “I’ve got the jersey and gloves now.

“The gaffer will be bringing somebody in as competition but I am not the type who spits out his dummy and gets angry with stuff like that.

“I haven’t been in the gaffer’s office all season. He wants people who want to play and he wants healthy competition for the football team.

“At the end of the day, it’s not all about me – it’s about the club. But I am happy here and I don’t want to go anywhere.

“I am out of contract in the summer but that will take care of itself and I want to fight for my place.”

Ingham’s recent eight-game absence due to injury represented his longest lay-off during six seasons as City’s first choice goalkeeper.

He has now made 303 appearances for the Minstermen with only 1955 FA Cup semi-final legend Tommy Forgan having played more times in goal for the club and Ingham believes he has actually benefited from his enforced rest, saying: “It probably did me the world of good.

“I was a bit mentally tired and I have had problems off the field that built up so I probably needed a little break to refresh myself. Now I am settled with a girl from York and couldn’t be happier off the pitch.”

On the performances of Pope and McCarey prior to his recall against Morecambe on New Year’s Day, Ingham added: “I did not really get to work with or see Nick because the games he played in were away from home but the lads told me he was different class. Aaron didn’t do anything wrong either other than the little mistake at Bury.”

Ingham is also now hoping his hip and thigh problems are behind him after returning to action a little ahead of schedule.

“I was a bit surprised to play on New Year’s Day because I thought I was about another week away but you have to take your opportunity when it comes,” he added. “I am back in now and, hopefully, I can get a run in the team.

“The injury felt a little bit worse on Saturday than it did after the Morecambe game. It’s a little nerve problem in what is called the tailor’s muscle.

“I had never heard of it but it was stiffening up when I was kicking and I couldn’t kick a ball for seven or eight weeks. I know people start looking at your age, but my injury record speaks for itself.

“I don’t get injured much and I am hoping this is just a freak one that I am getting over now.”

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1:23pm Wed 8 Jan 14

brahma says...

Tailor's muscle = sartorius from Latin sartor for tailor. It runs from the outside of the pelvis, above the hip, to the inside of the shin just below the knee and is instrumental in crossing the legs. Tailors traditionally sat cross-legged to sew, hence the association, but goal-keepers don't usually employ this position in their kicking actions. This may account for those clearances which go out of play half-way inside our own half.
Tailor's muscle = sartorius from Latin sartor for tailor. It runs from the outside of the pelvis, above the hip, to the inside of the shin just below the knee and is instrumental in crossing the legs. Tailors traditionally sat cross-legged to sew, hence the association, but goal-keepers don't usually employ this position in their kicking actions. This may account for those clearances which go out of play half-way inside our own half. brahma

1:29pm Wed 8 Jan 14

YorkCityLuke says...

brahma wrote:
Tailor's muscle = sartorius from Latin sartor for tailor. It runs from the outside of the pelvis, above the hip, to the inside of the shin just below the knee and is instrumental in crossing the legs. Tailors traditionally sat cross-legged to sew, hence the association, but goal-keepers don't usually employ this position in their kicking actions. This may account for those clearances which go out of play half-way inside our own half.
Very interesting info brahma. Think you might be generous with your reasoning for the wayward kicking though. Thankfully he's an excellent shot-stopper to make up for it.
[quote][p][bold]brahma[/bold] wrote: Tailor's muscle = sartorius from Latin sartor for tailor. It runs from the outside of the pelvis, above the hip, to the inside of the shin just below the knee and is instrumental in crossing the legs. Tailors traditionally sat cross-legged to sew, hence the association, but goal-keepers don't usually employ this position in their kicking actions. This may account for those clearances which go out of play half-way inside our own half.[/p][/quote]Very interesting info brahma. Think you might be generous with your reasoning for the wayward kicking though. Thankfully he's an excellent shot-stopper to make up for it. YorkCityLuke

1:34pm Wed 8 Jan 14

YorkCityLuke says...

Sorry to follow up my own post straight away...

I understand that the rules of the game state that it is NOT compulsary for the goalkeeper to take goal kicks. If he's having muscle problems, why not get a defender to take the kicks? I guess there would be a risk of not being able to catch the opposing team offside if they immediately field the ball back and counter-attack, although the defender should be able to leg it up the field pretty fast (?). Just a thought if the injury plays up and we have noone on the bench to take over.
Sorry to follow up my own post straight away... I understand that the rules of the game state that it is NOT compulsary for the goalkeeper to take goal kicks. If he's having muscle problems, why not get a defender to take the kicks? I guess there would be a risk of not being able to catch the opposing team offside if they immediately field the ball back and counter-attack, although the defender should be able to leg it up the field pretty fast (?). Just a thought if the injury plays up and we have noone on the bench to take over. YorkCityLuke

2:00pm Wed 8 Jan 14

Main_Stand says...

YorkCityLuke wrote:
Sorry to follow up my own post straight away... I understand that the rules of the game state that it is NOT compulsary for the goalkeeper to take goal kicks. If he's having muscle problems, why not get a defender to take the kicks? I guess there would be a risk of not being able to catch the opposing team offside if they immediately field the ball back and counter-attack, although the defender should be able to leg it up the field pretty fast (?). Just a thought if the injury plays up and we have noone on the bench to take over.
In the good old days before substitutes that was exactly what happened. Usually one of the full backs got the kicking duties.
[quote][p][bold]YorkCityLuke[/bold] wrote: Sorry to follow up my own post straight away... I understand that the rules of the game state that it is NOT compulsary for the goalkeeper to take goal kicks. If he's having muscle problems, why not get a defender to take the kicks? I guess there would be a risk of not being able to catch the opposing team offside if they immediately field the ball back and counter-attack, although the defender should be able to leg it up the field pretty fast (?). Just a thought if the injury plays up and we have noone on the bench to take over.[/p][/quote]In the good old days before substitutes that was exactly what happened. Usually one of the full backs got the kicking duties. Main_Stand

5:17pm Wed 8 Jan 14

nudger says...

Great attitude to the club shown here and remarkably candid as well.However, a bit alarming that the injury was more sore after Saturday's game than after Michael's heroics against Morecambe.
A few day's ago the Press reported that Pope was not coming back yet this article seems to leave the door ajar. Any ideas as to possible cover for Saturday. I wonder if Charlton have asked that their man plays,rather than benchwarming,or has the takeover there frozen loans and transfers?
Great attitude to the club shown here and remarkably candid as well.However, a bit alarming that the injury was more sore after Saturday's game than after Michael's heroics against Morecambe. A few day's ago the Press reported that Pope was not coming back yet this article seems to leave the door ajar. Any ideas as to possible cover for Saturday. I wonder if Charlton have asked that their man plays,rather than benchwarming,or has the takeover there frozen loans and transfers? nudger

5:19pm Wed 8 Jan 14

goreds says...

At goal kicks the 2 teams congregate at the half way line, usually at the right hand side of the pitch (goalie's view). There is hardly a couple of yards between each player.
If a defender took the kick it would certainly put an end to this ritual !
At goal kicks the 2 teams congregate at the half way line, usually at the right hand side of the pitch (goalie's view). There is hardly a couple of yards between each player. If a defender took the kick it would certainly put an end to this ritual ! goreds

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