York City winger Ashley Chambers signs for Cambridge United

York City winger Ashley Chambers signs for Cambridge United

York City winger Ashley Chambers signs for Cambridge United

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YORK CITY winger Ashley Chambers has joined Conference side Cambridge United.

The 23-year-old, who has been on the periphery of the first team at Bootham Crescent in recent weeks, signed a deal at the Abbey Stadium that will keep him there until the end of the season, with the option of a further 12 months.

Chambers successfully passed a medical yesterday and will be in contention for Cambridge's FA Trophy game against Luton on Saturday.

He made 140 appearances for York, scoring 23 goals, after joining the Minstermen on loan from Leicester City in November 2010.

He joined City permanently the following summer and will always have legendary status at the club after scoring York's equaliser in the play-off final against Luton at Wembley in May 2012.

A City spokesman said: "We would like to sincerely thank Ashley for his huge contribution to the club, and everyone at York City would like to wish him all the best for the future at his new club Cambridge United as they battle for the Conference title and promotion back to the Football League.

Cambridge United's director of Football, Jez George, told the club's official website: “We are delighted to have signed a player of Ashley’s pedigree and quality.  We have worked really hard to make this happen once we knew that York City were willing to allow him to leave on a free transfer. 

"He will be an exciting player for our fans to watch and a really good addition to our squad for the second half of the season and hopefully beyond.”

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9:30am Thu 9 Jan 14

quakerwood says...

Good luck Ashley and thank you for your goals at crutial times. Scoring for your new club against Luton will be the 'icing on the cake' !
Good luck Ashley and thank you for your goals at crutial times. Scoring for your new club against Luton will be the 'icing on the cake' ! quakerwood
  • Score: 36

9:33am Thu 9 Jan 14

YCFC am byth says...

Good luck Ashley! Thankyou for your contribution to Ciy! Your equaliser against Luton at Wembely will always be cherished and you will be very welcome back at York anytime. I hope you get selected for Cambridge against Luton on saturday and score a hat trick!

Although sad, this move will allow Ash to get first team football as we contine to strengthen. Best wishes!
Good luck Ashley! Thankyou for your contribution to Ciy! Your equaliser against Luton at Wembely will always be cherished and you will be very welcome back at York anytime. I hope you get selected for Cambridge against Luton on saturday and score a hat trick! Although sad, this move will allow Ash to get first team football as we contine to strengthen. Best wishes! YCFC am byth
  • Score: 30

9:44am Thu 9 Jan 14

YCFC115 says...

All the very best Ash and stick one past the hatters on Saturday for us.
All the very best Ash and stick one past the hatters on Saturday for us. YCFC115
  • Score: 25

9:55am Thu 9 Jan 14

andy jamo says...

good luck ash, but dont forget to tell your new mates its the fa trophy on sat.not a league game. top notch as usual, the press team.
good luck ash, but dont forget to tell your new mates its the fa trophy on sat.not a league game. top notch as usual, the press team. andy jamo
  • Score: 6

9:55am Thu 9 Jan 14

dbrs88 says...

Good luck Ash thought you were unluck to lose your place earlier in the season. all the best at Cambridge

Would imagine that means we are looking to bring in another winger.. otherwise we've only got 3 recognised wide men, Carson, Coulson, Puri. Unless MacDonald cane play out there and i guess Oyebanjo or Jarvis can operator on the right too, although we'd need a replacement at right back.. either way we'll bring in a least 1 if not 2 more players.
Good luck Ash thought you were unluck to lose your place earlier in the season. all the best at Cambridge Would imagine that means we are looking to bring in another winger.. otherwise we've only got 3 recognised wide men, Carson, Coulson, Puri. Unless MacDonald cane play out there and i guess Oyebanjo or Jarvis can operator on the right too, although we'd need a replacement at right back.. either way we'll bring in a least 1 if not 2 more players. dbrs88
  • Score: 1

10:06am Thu 9 Jan 14

referee 1 says...

Good Luck Ash new challenge for you and hope you succesfull at a nice club in Cambridge. Thanks for memories.
Good Luck Ash new challenge for you and hope you succesfull at a nice club in Cambridge. Thanks for memories. referee 1
  • Score: 9

10:06am Thu 9 Jan 14

haxbyreds says...

Good luck ash top player and guy,sad you have gone because on your day you are unplayable against,always will be grateful to you for your massive part in getting us out of non league,do use one for favour win the league for Cambridge and keep that Luton scum in non league,here a glass to your winner against Luton again,ps you always score against them
Good luck ash top player and guy,sad you have gone because on your day you are unplayable against,always will be grateful to you for your massive part in getting us out of non league,do use one for favour win the league for Cambridge and keep that Luton scum in non league,here a glass to your winner against Luton again,ps you always score against them haxbyreds
  • Score: 15

10:29am Thu 9 Jan 14

tips says...

Good luck to the lad , on his day a real handful .Thanks for your contribution in getting City back in the league and I hope you can do the same for Cambridge.
Good luck to the lad , on his day a real handful .Thanks for your contribution in getting City back in the league and I hope you can do the same for Cambridge. tips
  • Score: 14

10:43am Thu 9 Jan 14

PhilR@Strike says...

God Bless and thanks for all the memories Ash.
Will always be a welcome in York for you, hopefully nexy year.
(no scoring against us mind :)
All the very best at Cambridge Utd.
God Bless and thanks for all the memories Ash. Will always be a welcome in York for you, hopefully nexy year. (no scoring against us mind :) All the very best at Cambridge Utd. PhilR@Strike
  • Score: 9

11:24am Thu 9 Jan 14

uhtred says...

Still think he will eventually realise his potential and become a consistently very good player, and at L2 or even L1. With maturity he will get over the confidence issue. When on form he was excellent for City.
Still think he will eventually realise his potential and become a consistently very good player, and at L2 or even L1. With maturity he will get over the confidence issue. When on form he was excellent for City. uhtred
  • Score: 7

11:33am Thu 9 Jan 14

PositiveFootball says...

Will seem strange not having Ashley around - part of the York City fabric. Huge impact over the last few seasons and has become one of the City legends. He has been one a the few players that get supporters in the main stand of their bums with his exciting runs. He ranks amongst the best wing players we've had such as Archie Taylor, (take 'em on)-Tony Canham, Jon McCarthy et al. Difficult to understand why he went on a free transfer.

The very best of luck Ashley. Luton will be gutted to see you again!
Will seem strange not having Ashley around - part of the York City fabric. Huge impact over the last few seasons and has become one of the City legends. He has been one a the few players that get supporters in the main stand of their bums with his exciting runs. He ranks amongst the best wing players we've had such as Archie Taylor, (take 'em on)-Tony Canham, Jon McCarthy et al. Difficult to understand why he went on a free transfer. The very best of luck Ashley. Luton will be gutted to see you again! PositiveFootball
  • Score: -10

11:48am Thu 9 Jan 14

Fat Harry says...

Sorry to see him go, but I guess it's an inevitable part of the re-building process.

Glad he's gone to a decent club, though, and look forward to locking horns with them and him back in the League next season.
Sorry to see him go, but I guess it's an inevitable part of the re-building process. Glad he's gone to a decent club, though, and look forward to locking horns with them and him back in the League next season. Fat Harry
  • Score: 7

12:03pm Thu 9 Jan 14

openallhours says...

Whilst it's clear he has talent and on his day he's great to watch, he was never my cup of tea. That said, I'll always be grateful for his contribution in making us a league club again, and wish him all the best for the future.
Whilst it's clear he has talent and on his day he's great to watch, he was never my cup of tea. That said, I'll always be grateful for his contribution in making us a league club again, and wish him all the best for the future. openallhours
  • Score: 4

12:07pm Thu 9 Jan 14

maybejustmaybe says...

Good luck Chambo. Thanks for the memories that will love long into the future.
Good luck Chambo. Thanks for the memories that will love long into the future. maybejustmaybe
  • Score: 1

12:08pm Thu 9 Jan 14

Yorkieroy60 says...

Well done Ash that's a good move for you good club excellent supporters all the best hope to see you at the Crescent next season with your new club in League 2-good luck!
Well done Ash that's a good move for you good club excellent supporters all the best hope to see you at the Crescent next season with your new club in League 2-good luck! Yorkieroy60
  • Score: 8

12:13pm Thu 9 Jan 14

kirkbride1979 says...

Good luck to Ashley chambers at Cambridge. See that Rene Howe has left Burton
Good luck to Ashley chambers at Cambridge. See that Rene Howe has left Burton kirkbride1979
  • Score: 0

12:14pm Thu 9 Jan 14

rawcliffeyorkieboy says...

Good luck to Ash at Cambridge, both him and Blair played a huge role in getting us out of the conference but just don't perform consistently at league level. If Coulson can stay fit I believe him and Carson are all round better players that Chambers and Blair. Re PositiveFootball I would never put Chambers in the same league as Canham, Mcarthy and the likes. I would rate many more higher than Chambers even the likes of Paul Stepehson.
Good luck to Ash at Cambridge, both him and Blair played a huge role in getting us out of the conference but just don't perform consistently at league level. If Coulson can stay fit I believe him and Carson are all round better players that Chambers and Blair. Re PositiveFootball I would never put Chambers in the same league as Canham, Mcarthy and the likes. I would rate many more higher than Chambers even the likes of Paul Stepehson. rawcliffeyorkieboy
  • Score: 12

12:41pm Thu 9 Jan 14

Southern Exile says...

Good luck Ashley eternally grateful for "that" Wembley experience!!
Good luck Ashley eternally grateful for "that" Wembley experience!! Southern Exile
  • Score: 14

12:46pm Thu 9 Jan 14

alimount says...

PositiveFootball wrote:
Will seem strange not having Ashley around - part of the York City fabric. Huge impact over the last few seasons and has become one of the City legends. He has been one a the few players that get supporters in the main stand of their bums with his exciting runs. He ranks amongst the best wing players we've had such as Archie Taylor, (take 'em on)-Tony Canham, Jon McCarthy et al. Difficult to understand why he went on a free transfer.

The very best of luck Ashley. Luton will be gutted to see you again!
I wouldn't put him up with Jon Mc or Tony Canham, they were consistently quality.
On his day he was excellent, mainly the 'big games' but he didn't perform in the 'ordinary games' often enough.
Best of luck to him but it's not a surprise he has moved on.
I'm sure a run of games will get him back on track.
[quote][p][bold]PositiveFootball[/bold] wrote: Will seem strange not having Ashley around - part of the York City fabric. Huge impact over the last few seasons and has become one of the City legends. He has been one a the few players that get supporters in the main stand of their bums with his exciting runs. He ranks amongst the best wing players we've had such as Archie Taylor, (take 'em on)-Tony Canham, Jon McCarthy et al. Difficult to understand why he went on a free transfer. The very best of luck Ashley. Luton will be gutted to see you again![/p][/quote]I wouldn't put him up with Jon Mc or Tony Canham, they were consistently quality. On his day he was excellent, mainly the 'big games' but he didn't perform in the 'ordinary games' often enough. Best of luck to him but it's not a surprise he has moved on. I'm sure a run of games will get him back on track. alimount
  • Score: 8

1:28pm Thu 9 Jan 14

referee 1 says...

rawcliffeyorkieboy wrote:
Good luck to Ash at Cambridge, both him and Blair played a huge role in getting us out of the conference but just don't perform consistently at league level. If Coulson can stay fit I believe him and Carson are all round better players that Chambers and Blair. Re PositiveFootball I would never put Chambers in the same league as Canham, Mcarthy and the likes. I would rate many more higher than Chambers even the likes of Paul Stepehson.
See we have a childish ,unmature Hatters so called football fan having a rant,i think he actually has not got over it,despite. that he states to have done so. 2.1 I THINK IT WAS ANY BODY REMIND ME.
Yes we are a small club and always have been and always will be,thats what makes our supporters so special to the club,our supporters do not start fights and throw missiles when they loose a football game,our football club don't think they have a divine right to win everygame or keep throwing money at it we have not got. Our club is respected throughout the football community ,not sure his is? In short Losers,Undignified,T
iresome,Undiscipline
d,Non League. Luton.
[quote][p][bold]rawcliffeyorkieboy[/bold] wrote: Good luck to Ash at Cambridge, both him and Blair played a huge role in getting us out of the conference but just don't perform consistently at league level. If Coulson can stay fit I believe him and Carson are all round better players that Chambers and Blair. Re PositiveFootball I would never put Chambers in the same league as Canham, Mcarthy and the likes. I would rate many more higher than Chambers even the likes of Paul Stepehson.[/p][/quote]See we have a childish ,unmature Hatters so called football fan having a rant,i think he actually has not got over it,despite. that he states to have done so. 2.1 I THINK IT WAS ANY BODY REMIND ME. Yes we are a small club and always have been and always will be,thats what makes our supporters so special to the club,our supporters do not start fights and throw missiles when they loose a football game,our football club don't think they have a divine right to win everygame or keep throwing money at it we have not got. Our club is respected throughout the football community ,not sure his is? In short Losers,Undignified,T iresome,Undiscipline d,Non League. Luton. referee 1
  • Score: -6

2:11pm Thu 9 Jan 14

Robert Davro says...

I hope Luton do come up next season, wouldn't mind a few extra £'s. And 6 points.
I hope Luton do come up next season, wouldn't mind a few extra £'s. And 6 points. Robert Davro
  • Score: 1

2:16pm Thu 9 Jan 14

haxbyreds says...

Makes me laugh have a Luton clown in here when it's about an ex player,must be worried because he knows how good he played every game against them and has signed for main rivals for the league,for me Cambridge pulling a player like chambers in is a massive coup,just for the record did that massive non league club take 93 to GRIMSBY
Makes me laugh have a Luton clown in here when it's about an ex player,must be worried because he knows how good he played every game against them and has signed for main rivals for the league,for me Cambridge pulling a player like chambers in is a massive coup,just for the record did that massive non league club take 93 to GRIMSBY haxbyreds
  • Score: 1

2:22pm Thu 9 Jan 14

wildthing666 says...

Should have asked a fee for him.
Should have asked a fee for him. wildthing666
  • Score: 1

3:06pm Thu 9 Jan 14

OLD - HEAD says...

Good Luck to Ashley Chambers at Cambridge Utd, on his day he can be a real asset to any club. The two games I most remember Ashley for are the second leg FA Trophy Semi-Final at Luton, where he came on as a second half substitute and ripped Lutons defence apart. And of course the play-off Final at Wembley, also against Luton, when he scored a fabulous equalising goal, which set up that memorable victory. Thanks for those memories Ashley and Good Luck!.
Good Luck to Ashley Chambers at Cambridge Utd, on his day he can be a real asset to any club. The two games I most remember Ashley for are the second leg FA Trophy Semi-Final at Luton, where he came on as a second half substitute and ripped Lutons defence apart. And of course the play-off Final at Wembley, also against Luton, when he scored a fabulous equalising goal, which set up that memorable victory. Thanks for those memories Ashley and Good Luck!. OLD - HEAD
  • Score: 7

3:10pm Thu 9 Jan 14

rogue84 says...

Lets not get too emotional, Chambers was instrumental in our return to the football league but as a footballer he just isn't good enough at this level. When you watch the touch, distribution and speed of thought of Coulson, Bowman, Fletcher & Carson compared to Ash....they are on a different level.

However....the moment he pulled back his right foot and the ball smashed into the back of the net at Wembley...for me, is one of the greatest of my football-supporting life. We thought that it was going to be Oxford-Part 2 when that early goal from Gray went in, but as soon as we equalised i think many of us knew we could do it. An absolutely top class finish at the home of football - for that, my best wishes go with him and he's welcome back at BC anytime.
Lets not get too emotional, Chambers was instrumental in our return to the football league but as a footballer he just isn't good enough at this level. When you watch the touch, distribution and speed of thought of Coulson, Bowman, Fletcher & Carson compared to Ash....they are on a different level. However....the moment he pulled back his right foot and the ball smashed into the back of the net at Wembley...for me, is one of the greatest of my football-supporting life. We thought that it was going to be Oxford-Part 2 when that early goal from Gray went in, but as soon as we equalised i think many of us knew we could do it. An absolutely top class finish at the home of football - for that, my best wishes go with him and he's welcome back at BC anytime. rogue84
  • Score: 12

3:35pm Thu 9 Jan 14

Yorkie69 says...

As others have said, he will be remembered for his cracking goal against Luton Town when we beat them at Wembley to get back to the league ( yes, I am rubbing it in !! )

Chambers reminds a bit of Theo Walcott; lots of pace and intent but then gives the ball away or loses possession Walcott is getting much better and I hope he recovers from injury quickly. Chambers is only young and has much more in him. I think the wide pitch at Cambridge will suit him ! Good luck Ashley.
As others have said, he will be remembered for his cracking goal against Luton Town when we beat them at Wembley to get back to the league ( yes, I am rubbing it in !! ) Chambers reminds a bit of Theo Walcott; lots of pace and intent but then gives the ball away or loses possession Walcott is getting much better and I hope he recovers from injury quickly. Chambers is only young and has much more in him. I think the wide pitch at Cambridge will suit him ! Good luck Ashley. Yorkie69
  • Score: 6

4:07pm Thu 9 Jan 14

joejamestom says...

Best wishes just sorry you were not able to show your full potential this season an imortant player fashioned in the GM mould, just not direct & phsical enough in this league, surprised he did not go to Gateshead.

For the record I would be quite happy if our friends at Luton stayed in the conference, until the culture of not being able to cope with losing the odd game changes it will always be an away trip to avoid.
Best wishes just sorry you were not able to show your full potential this season an imortant player fashioned in the GM mould, just not direct & phsical enough in this league, surprised he did not go to Gateshead. For the record I would be quite happy if our friends at Luton stayed in the conference, until the culture of not being able to cope with losing the odd game changes it will always be an away trip to avoid. joejamestom
  • Score: 1

5:19pm Thu 9 Jan 14

Edsoni says...

Some great goals - Wembley and the sublime finish at Valley Parade readily spring to mind - but in addition a very high number of assists. He also worked hard to help his full back.
Therefore, although a little surprising, I think the club has played fair by him in allowing a free.
I'm certainly not alone in saying he leaves with my best wishes and gratitude for his important role in our recent history.

The structure of the squad is changing quite dramatically with all the comings and goings - and I'm expecting there's more to come.
One thing's for sure; the second half of the season needs to continue to be better than the first.
Some great goals - Wembley and the sublime finish at Valley Parade readily spring to mind - but in addition a very high number of assists. He also worked hard to help his full back. Therefore, although a little surprising, I think the club has played fair by him in allowing a free. I'm certainly not alone in saying he leaves with my best wishes and gratitude for his important role in our recent history. The structure of the squad is changing quite dramatically with all the comings and goings - and I'm expecting there's more to come. One thing's for sure; the second half of the season needs to continue to be better than the first. Edsoni
  • Score: 4

5:56pm Thu 9 Jan 14

duffy says...

PositiveFootball wrote:
Will seem strange not having Ashley around - part of the York City fabric. Huge impact over the last few seasons and has become one of the City legends. He has been one a the few players that get supporters in the main stand of their bums with his exciting runs. He ranks amongst the best wing players we've had such as Archie Taylor, (take 'em on)-Tony Canham, Jon McCarthy et al. Difficult to understand why he went on a free transfer.

The very best of luck Ashley. Luton will be gutted to see you again!
Sorry but he was not in the same class as the likes of McCarthy, Canham, Staniforth. A match winner on his day but only at none league level.
[quote][p][bold]PositiveFootball[/bold] wrote: Will seem strange not having Ashley around - part of the York City fabric. Huge impact over the last few seasons and has become one of the City legends. He has been one a the few players that get supporters in the main stand of their bums with his exciting runs. He ranks amongst the best wing players we've had such as Archie Taylor, (take 'em on)-Tony Canham, Jon McCarthy et al. Difficult to understand why he went on a free transfer. The very best of luck Ashley. Luton will be gutted to see you again![/p][/quote]Sorry but he was not in the same class as the likes of McCarthy, Canham, Staniforth. A match winner on his day but only at none league level. duffy
  • Score: 4

7:31pm Thu 9 Jan 14

referee 1 says...

duffy wrote:
PositiveFootball wrote:
Will seem strange not having Ashley around - part of the York City fabric. Huge impact over the last few seasons and has become one of the City legends. He has been one a the few players that get supporters in the main stand of their bums with his exciting runs. He ranks amongst the best wing players we've had such as Archie Taylor, (take 'em on)-Tony Canham, Jon McCarthy et al. Difficult to understand why he went on a free transfer.

The very best of luck Ashley. Luton will be gutted to see you again!
Sorry but he was not in the same class as the likes of McCarthy, Canham, Staniforth. A match winner on his day but only at none league level.
Agree with comment,he will always be remembered fondly by our loyal fanbase and good luck to him in the future,but never a football league player or in the class of players mentioned in various comments.Will do great job in non league for any club.
[quote][p][bold]duffy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]PositiveFootball[/bold] wrote: Will seem strange not having Ashley around - part of the York City fabric. Huge impact over the last few seasons and has become one of the City legends. He has been one a the few players that get supporters in the main stand of their bums with his exciting runs. He ranks amongst the best wing players we've had such as Archie Taylor, (take 'em on)-Tony Canham, Jon McCarthy et al. Difficult to understand why he went on a free transfer. The very best of luck Ashley. Luton will be gutted to see you again![/p][/quote]Sorry but he was not in the same class as the likes of McCarthy, Canham, Staniforth. A match winner on his day but only at none league level.[/p][/quote]Agree with comment,he will always be remembered fondly by our loyal fanbase and good luck to him in the future,but never a football league player or in the class of players mentioned in various comments.Will do great job in non league for any club. referee 1
  • Score: 0

7:55pm Thu 9 Jan 14

bill bailey says...

Everything that needs to be said has been good luck to the lad who knows what the future will be for him? one thing for curtain he'll make a living out of the game.
Just a " Well done" to Bristol Rovers beating Crawley last night have happy memories of playing at their old Ground Eastville.and in particular a good friend of mine Geoff Bradfield over 450 games and 250 goals played once for England, What memories playing with the heavy leather ball on a rainy day.
They were always in the shadow of the city but good club to visit.Speedway and Dog racing now those were the days.
Everything that needs to be said has been good luck to the lad who knows what the future will be for him? one thing for curtain he'll make a living out of the game. Just a " Well done" to Bristol Rovers beating Crawley last night have happy memories of playing at their old Ground Eastville.and in particular a good friend of mine Geoff Bradfield over 450 games and 250 goals played once for England, What memories playing with the heavy leather ball on a rainy day. They were always in the shadow of the city but good club to visit.Speedway and Dog racing now those were the days. bill bailey
  • Score: -10

8:02pm Thu 9 Jan 14

23rdApril1966 says...

referee 1 wrote:
rawcliffeyorkieboy wrote:
Good luck to Ash at Cambridge, both him and Blair played a huge role in getting us out of the conference but just don't perform consistently at league level. If Coulson can stay fit I believe him and Carson are all round better players that Chambers and Blair. Re PositiveFootball I would never put Chambers in the same league as Canham, Mcarthy and the likes. I would rate many more higher than Chambers even the likes of Paul Stepehson.
See we have a childish ,unmature Hatters so called football fan having a rant,i think he actually has not got over it,despite. that he states to have done so. 2.1 I THINK IT WAS ANY BODY REMIND ME.
Yes we are a small club and always have been and always will be,thats what makes our supporters so special to the club,our supporters do not start fights and throw missiles when they loose a football game,our football club don't think they have a divine right to win everygame or keep throwing money at it we have not got. Our club is respected throughout the football community ,not sure his is? In short Losers,Undignified,T

iresome,Undiscipline

d,Non League. Luton.
Always more frustrating when those who do have ability fail to display it other than in ten minute spells half a dozen times a season.
Ash is firmly in that category. You knew within ten minutes if he was going to have a good day, never can a player have been so in need of an early confidence boost in order to perform.
Wish him well and still think he could develop on and have a good career from the game. The goal at at Wembley v LTFC, the two assists v Newport will linger long in the memory!
Friend of mine commented today re some of the class of 2011/12.......Kerr and Paddy Mac at Grimsby, Walker unemployed, Reid Chester reserves, Blair warming bench at Fleetwood. Add to that from previous seasons that Brodie has failed to impress at Crawley, Fleetwood, Morecambe, Grimsby,Gateshead, Hereford and Southport then maybe we are all guilty of over hyping what we had. Much as I admired Mills style of play isn't it the case that it was really only truly attractive around Sept and Oct 2011 around the time we ripped Kettering apart in 20 mins of Samba football.....strings being pulled by Boucaud at the time....maybe he was the one we should mourn but few do? Thank God for that purple patch in April / May 2012 after we had finished about 20 points below Wrexham in second place!,
Regardless we are 100% in 2014 so all is well with the world...and have a new set of heroes in Penn, Reed , Lowe and McDonald.......plus ca change.
Cobblers beware the boys are coming to get you....
[quote][p][bold]referee 1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rawcliffeyorkieboy[/bold] wrote: Good luck to Ash at Cambridge, both him and Blair played a huge role in getting us out of the conference but just don't perform consistently at league level. If Coulson can stay fit I believe him and Carson are all round better players that Chambers and Blair. Re PositiveFootball I would never put Chambers in the same league as Canham, Mcarthy and the likes. I would rate many more higher than Chambers even the likes of Paul Stepehson.[/p][/quote]See we have a childish ,unmature Hatters so called football fan having a rant,i think he actually has not got over it,despite. that he states to have done so. 2.1 I THINK IT WAS ANY BODY REMIND ME. Yes we are a small club and always have been and always will be,thats what makes our supporters so special to the club,our supporters do not start fights and throw missiles when they loose a football game,our football club don't think they have a divine right to win everygame or keep throwing money at it we have not got. Our club is respected throughout the football community ,not sure his is? In short Losers,Undignified,T iresome,Undiscipline d,Non League. Luton.[/p][/quote]Always more frustrating when those who do have ability fail to display it other than in ten minute spells half a dozen times a season. Ash is firmly in that category. You knew within ten minutes if he was going to have a good day, never can a player have been so in need of an early confidence boost in order to perform. Wish him well and still think he could develop on and have a good career from the game. The goal at at Wembley v LTFC, the two assists v Newport will linger long in the memory! Friend of mine commented today re some of the class of 2011/12.......Kerr and Paddy Mac at Grimsby, Walker unemployed, Reid Chester reserves, Blair warming bench at Fleetwood. Add to that from previous seasons that Brodie has failed to impress at Crawley, Fleetwood, Morecambe, Grimsby,Gateshead, Hereford and Southport then maybe we are all guilty of over hyping what we had. Much as I admired Mills style of play isn't it the case that it was really only truly attractive around Sept and Oct 2011 around the time we ripped Kettering apart in 20 mins of Samba football.....strings being pulled by Boucaud at the time....maybe he was the one we should mourn but few do? Thank God for that purple patch in April / May 2012 after we had finished about 20 points below Wrexham in second place!, Regardless we are 100% in 2014 so all is well with the world...and have a new set of heroes in Penn, Reed , Lowe and McDonald.......plus ca change. Cobblers beware the boys are coming to get you.... 23rdApril1966
  • Score: 10

8:36pm Thu 9 Jan 14

nudger says...

Seem to remember Ashley first making his mark, and scoring, in the 4 nil win at Rushden, alongside loanee Robbie Weir? His assists in the two goals against Newport at Wembley,as well as the Luton strike will stay long in the memory. Lets hope he gets Cambridge over the line,with Grimsby nicking the play-offs.
Off at a tangent now,but it should help us that the win at Crawley,gives Rovers a tie at St.Andrews,next Wednesday, just before their visit to BC. Hope the weather does not intervene.
Seem to remember Ashley first making his mark, and scoring, in the 4 nil win at Rushden, alongside loanee Robbie Weir? His assists in the two goals against Newport at Wembley,as well as the Luton strike will stay long in the memory. Lets hope he gets Cambridge over the line,with Grimsby nicking the play-offs. Off at a tangent now,but it should help us that the win at Crawley,gives Rovers a tie at St.Andrews,next Wednesday, just before their visit to BC. Hope the weather does not intervene. nudger
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8:36pm Thu 9 Jan 14

Anysport says...

Formation; Tactics & Opposition all have an impact on any players performance and putting Ash up front while playing hoof ball is not clever!

As others have said, when his confidence was high and used in the right way he gave us some thing to really shout about. Better to remember that than some of the small minded trivia.

Good bloke on & off the pitch, hope things go well for him at Cambridge (OK - and adds to the MISERY of Luton)
Formation; Tactics & Opposition all have an impact on any players performance and putting Ash up front while playing hoof ball is not clever! As others have said, when his confidence was high and used in the right way he gave us some thing to really shout about. Better to remember that than some of the small minded trivia. Good bloke on & off the pitch, hope things go well for him at Cambridge (OK - and adds to the MISERY of Luton) Anysport
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8:57pm Thu 9 Jan 14

bill bailey says...

Anysport wrote:
Formation; Tactics & Opposition all have an impact on any players performance and putting Ash up front while playing hoof ball is not clever!

As others have said, when his confidence was high and used in the right way he gave us some thing to really shout about. Better to remember that than some of the small minded trivia.

Good bloke on & off the pitch, hope things go well for him at Cambridge (OK - and adds to the MISERY of Luton)
WELL SAID. trying to play to a system that some players cant ,looks impressive to some folk when the coach on the bench has a clip board and pen
and a manual by his side.some players know what they need to do without some clown shouting their heads off and getting on certain players backs.
Sure you have to go out with a plan but only one players feel comfortable with and can play too.
[quote][p][bold]Anysport[/bold] wrote: Formation; Tactics & Opposition all have an impact on any players performance and putting Ash up front while playing hoof ball is not clever! As others have said, when his confidence was high and used in the right way he gave us some thing to really shout about. Better to remember that than some of the small minded trivia. Good bloke on & off the pitch, hope things go well for him at Cambridge (OK - and adds to the MISERY of Luton)[/p][/quote]WELL SAID. trying to play to a system that some players cant ,looks impressive to some folk when the coach on the bench has a clip board and pen and a manual by his side.some players know what they need to do without some clown shouting their heads off and getting on certain players backs. Sure you have to go out with a plan but only one players feel comfortable with and can play too. bill bailey
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10:00pm Thu 9 Jan 14

RickyC says...

Good luck Ash, you were a cracking player for us. Scored some crucial goals at crucial times. Never forget how you ran rings around the Bolton defence when we played them in the cup a couple of years ago!! All the best at CUFC, you'll always be welcome back to BC.
Good luck Ash, you were a cracking player for us. Scored some crucial goals at crucial times. Never forget how you ran rings around the Bolton defence when we played them in the cup a couple of years ago!! All the best at CUFC, you'll always be welcome back to BC. RickyC
  • Score: 1

11:28pm Thu 9 Jan 14

chuckabuttie says...

bill bailey wrote:
Everything that needs to be said has been good luck to the lad who knows what the future will be for him? one thing for curtain he'll make a living out of the game.
Just a " Well done" to Bristol Rovers beating Crawley last night have happy memories of playing at their old Ground Eastville.and in particular a good friend of mine Geoff Bradfield over 450 games and 250 goals played once for England, What memories playing with the heavy leather ball on a rainy day.
They were always in the shadow of the city but good club to visit.Speedway and Dog racing now those were the days.
Surely Geoff Bradford wasnt it Bill?
[quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: Everything that needs to be said has been good luck to the lad who knows what the future will be for him? one thing for curtain he'll make a living out of the game. Just a " Well done" to Bristol Rovers beating Crawley last night have happy memories of playing at their old Ground Eastville.and in particular a good friend of mine Geoff Bradfield over 450 games and 250 goals played once for England, What memories playing with the heavy leather ball on a rainy day. They were always in the shadow of the city but good club to visit.Speedway and Dog racing now those were the days.[/p][/quote]Surely Geoff Bradford wasnt it Bill? chuckabuttie
  • Score: 6

2:07pm Sat 11 Jan 14

bill bailey says...

chuckabuttie wrote:
bill bailey wrote:
Everything that needs to be said has been good luck to the lad who knows what the future will be for him? one thing for curtain he'll make a living out of the game.
Just a " Well done" to Bristol Rovers beating Crawley last night have happy memories of playing at their old Ground Eastville.and in particular a good friend of mine Geoff Bradfield over 450 games and 250 goals played once for England, What memories playing with the heavy leather ball on a rainy day.
They were always in the shadow of the city but good club to visit.Speedway and Dog racing now those were the days.
Surely Geoff Bradford wasnt it Bill?
Sorry yes ,just noticed.
[quote][p][bold]chuckabuttie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: Everything that needs to be said has been good luck to the lad who knows what the future will be for him? one thing for curtain he'll make a living out of the game. Just a " Well done" to Bristol Rovers beating Crawley last night have happy memories of playing at their old Ground Eastville.and in particular a good friend of mine Geoff Bradfield over 450 games and 250 goals played once for England, What memories playing with the heavy leather ball on a rainy day. They were always in the shadow of the city but good club to visit.Speedway and Dog racing now those were the days.[/p][/quote]Surely Geoff Bradford wasnt it Bill?[/p][/quote]Sorry yes ,just noticed. bill bailey
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