Match report: Northampton 0, York City 2 - Sky Bet League Two

York Press: Ryan Bowman is mobbed after giving York City a 68th-minute lead at Northampton Town on Saturday Ryan Bowman is mobbed after giving York City a 68th-minute lead at Northampton Town on Saturday

TWO goals in two minutes meant York City recorded a trio of victories for the first time in nine months.

Not since the fabulous late run in April that saved the Minstermen from League Two relegation have Nigel Worthington’s men managed to grab a maximum point haul from three successive fixtures.

Ironically, that sequence last year began at Northampton and it was back at Sixfields on Saturday where York recorded only their second away win of this campaign.

It was well deserved too. They soaked up pressure early in both halves before gradually getting more adventurous – taking the lead in the 68th minute with an instinctive goal from Ryan Bowman, a looping back header from Josh Carson’s cross which dipped into the net.

Wes Fletcher’s penalty, barely 120 seconds later, after Kevin Amankwaah chopped down Michael Coulson in the box, put the sheen on a clinical away display.

It might have been different had former York winger Matty Blair, making his debut with the Cobblers on loan from Fleetwood, made more of a glorious chance at the far post ten minutes into the second half.

One of the few crosses an otherwise immaculate Michael Ingham missed, Hallam Hope’s centre from the right hand side fell to a waiting Blair at the back post.

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But the Wembley hero in both York’s FA Trophy and play-off final wins in 2012, with an open goal at his mercy, couldn’t direct his header on target.

Russell Penn came straight into the starting 11 following his move from Cheltenham, while fellow recruit Adam Reed was among the substitutes.

Nip and tuck early on, the home side soon started to assert themselves and, on 18 minutes, Ishmel Demontagnac’s mazy run saw him cut inside Carson and strike a low shot towards Ingham’s right corner. City’s custodian was equal to it.

Coulson similarly left a Northampton defender dumped on his backside in the Cobblers’ box only for his shot to be blocked and, midway through the first period, Matt Duke got down well to tip behind a low Carson free-kick that was arrowing into his bottom right corner from about 20 yards.

But the most nervous moment in a first half largely bereft of incident came at the Minstermen end when David McGurk found himself facing two-against-one after Keith Lowe’s attempted pass was intercepted.

The veteran City defender took one for the team, though, flattening Hope and receiving a yellow card for the foul.

The home side came out the stronger again after the interval – McGurk dealing confidently with two dangerous crosses and Hope crashing a shot into the side netting.

Those chances paled, though, compared to Blair’s miss. The winger would later say he didn’t believe Ingham would miss the cross and, caught off guard, he was slightly behind the arc of the ball when it arrived.

He would still have expected to head it goalwards – instead only managing to put it back across the area where it was easily cleared.

It may have been the jolt City needed. Ben Tozer soon had to produce a fantastic clearing header, on 65 minutes, after Carson’s delicious cross from the right looked pinpoint for the waiting Fletcher.

And, a couple of minutes later, the Minstermen were in front.

Coulson started the move, rattling down the left wing before finding Montrose in the centre of the pitch.

The midfielder engaged in some patient passing with Carlson and Lanre Oyebanjo and, with Northampton unwilling to close, Carson hit a measured cross into the 16-yard box.

Bowman met it strongly and his back header looped up and over Duke and into the net – a clever finish.

Before the home side had time to draw breath, they were two goals down. Bowman headed into the centre of the area from a throw in and Amankwaah lunged at Coulson, sending him sprawling in the penalty area. Referee Graham Scott pointed straight at the spot.

Duke guessed the right way, but Fletcher’s penalty was exquisite – smacked high and away from the Northampton ’keeper into the right side of the net.

That extinguished any hopes the Cobblers had of getting a result and allowed an increasingly impressive City to soak up some token pressure while looking like they could hit their opponents at will on the counter.

Now, who’s next?


Match facts

Northampton 0, York City 2 (Bowman 68;  Fletcher 70 (pen))


York City

Michael Ingham 7
Missed the cross that let in Blair but, otherwise, handling and kicking was almost immaculate.

Lanre Oyebanjo 7
Shackled Northampton’s attempts at wide play and tried to get forward when possible.

Keith Lowe 8
Almost caught out on a couple of occasions but no nonsense style and strong tackling were essential in this win.

David McGurk 9
Took a booking for the team and his timing, particularly in the air, was impeccable.

Ben Davies 8
Tested by Blair and proved up to the challenge.

Josh Carson 7
Visibly frustrated in the first half but showed composure to find the cross for Bowman’s opener.

Lewis Montrose 7
Took a back seat to a marauding Penn in the early stages but grew in authority as the match went on.

Russell Penn 9
Star man – a dream debut. Snapped into tackles, linked play well and made his presence felt all over the pitch.

Michael Coulson 8
Assisted Davies with Blair, defensively sound, and delivered a couple of wicked set-pieces in the first half. Won the penalty.

Ryan Bowman 8
Fought for scraps throughout and supplied instinctive finish for the crucial first goal.

Wes Fletcher 8
Always an outlet for a quick ball, took his penalty exceptionally well.

Subs: Ryan Jarvis (for Fletcher, 87), Tom Platt (for Jarvis, 90). Not used: Jamal Fyfield, Shaquille McDonald, Tom Allan, Chris Dickinson, Adam Reed.


Northampton

Matt Duke, Kevin Amankwaah (Matty Harriott, 75), Lee Collins, Ben Tozer, Sean McGinty, Matty Blair, Gary Deegan, Darren Carter, Ishmel Demontagnac (Danny Emerton, 62), Antonio German, Hallam Hope (David Moyo, 70). Subs not used: Dean Snedker, JJ Hooper, Paul Reid, Ivan Toney.

Star man: German – quick feet and physical presence. A handful.


Referee: Graham Scott (Oxfordshire).

Rating: 6/10 – got the penalty decision spot on but awarded some curious fouls.

Booked: McGurk 32, Oyebanjo 84, Tozer 90.

Sent off: None.

Attendance: 4,448 (464 from York).

Shots on target: Northampton 3, City 5.

Shots off target: Northampton 5, City 1.

Corners: Northampton 3, City 1.

Fouls conceded: Northampton 14, City 6.

Offsides: Northampton 2, City 2.

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5:26pm Sat 11 Jan 14

TheBurton says...

It's amazing that such a turn around in results in 3 games has taken us from 22nd to 14th. Win another 2 and we are talking about knocking on the door of the play-offs. Crazy League! Well done to the lads though for turning it around though!
It's amazing that such a turn around in results in 3 games has taken us from 22nd to 14th. Win another 2 and we are talking about knocking on the door of the play-offs. Crazy League! Well done to the lads though for turning it around though! TheBurton
  • Score: 20

5:27pm Sat 11 Jan 14

YorkCityLuke says...

Sounded like a professional, hard-working performance which NW planned well for and the players executed to a high standard. Penn sounds to have sorted at least some of the midfield issues we've had, lets hope he becomes an integral part of the team. Extremely happy with how we've turned it round and happy to have been wrong about NW.

I am starting to get slightly nervous about Bill Baileys precognition - if I remember right, he's correctly preditcted the last 3 results, including scorelines. Hope you put an accumulator on it, you can buy us a new stadium.
Sounded like a professional, hard-working performance which NW planned well for and the players executed to a high standard. Penn sounds to have sorted at least some of the midfield issues we've had, lets hope he becomes an integral part of the team. Extremely happy with how we've turned it round and happy to have been wrong about NW. I am starting to get slightly nervous about Bill Baileys precognition - if I remember right, he's correctly preditcted the last 3 results, including scorelines. Hope you put an accumulator on it, you can buy us a new stadium. YorkCityLuke
  • Score: 13

5:32pm Sat 11 Jan 14

bill bailey says...

WELL DONE CITY. THAT IS ALL THOSE AT THE CLUB.
Ceezy Puffs second leg of my prediction up only want a 4-2 win next week that will mean a bit for the back pocket.
Keep the faith chaps 8 points off the play offs.we can do it this team is as good as any in the league don't take my word for it , its there for all to see.
WELL DONE CITY. THAT IS ALL THOSE AT THE CLUB. Ceezy Puffs second leg of my prediction up only want a 4-2 win next week that will mean a bit for the back pocket. Keep the faith chaps 8 points off the play offs.we can do it this team is as good as any in the league don't take my word for it , its there for all to see. bill bailey
  • Score: 14

5:40pm Sat 11 Jan 14

alimount says...

Worthington out crew gone quiet recently.
Worthington out crew gone quiet recently. alimount
  • Score: 33

5:42pm Sat 11 Jan 14

bill bailey says...

YorkCityLuke wrote:
Sounded like a professional, hard-working performance which NW planned well for and the players executed to a high standard. Penn sounds to have sorted at least some of the midfield issues we've had, lets hope he becomes an integral part of the team. Extremely happy with how we've turned it round and happy to have been wrong about NW.

I am starting to get slightly nervous about Bill Baileys precognition - if I remember right, he's correctly preditcted the last 3 results, including scorelines. Hope you put an accumulator on it, you can buy us a new stadium.
IF we beat Rovers 4-2 YCL it means loads of money its pretty good so far..The wifes happy . and if we beat ROVERS next week 4-2 it'll be serious notes i'm telling you.wish me luck my friend.
[quote][p][bold]YorkCityLuke[/bold] wrote: Sounded like a professional, hard-working performance which NW planned well for and the players executed to a high standard. Penn sounds to have sorted at least some of the midfield issues we've had, lets hope he becomes an integral part of the team. Extremely happy with how we've turned it round and happy to have been wrong about NW. I am starting to get slightly nervous about Bill Baileys precognition - if I remember right, he's correctly preditcted the last 3 results, including scorelines. Hope you put an accumulator on it, you can buy us a new stadium.[/p][/quote]IF we beat Rovers 4-2 YCL it means loads of money its pretty good so far..The wifes happy . and if we beat ROVERS next week 4-2 it'll be serious notes i'm telling you.wish me luck my friend. bill bailey
  • Score: 5

5:44pm Sat 11 Jan 14

PositiveFootball says...

Turning out to be a big month for the City. Credit to BB for his predictions not been BS. What's the betting for maximum points in January?
Turning out to be a big month for the City. Credit to BB for his predictions not been BS. What's the betting for maximum points in January? PositiveFootball
  • Score: 4

5:49pm Sat 11 Jan 14

Lineker's Lad says...

How nice to be able to start looking up the division rather than down. Well done all!
How nice to be able to start looking up the division rather than down. Well done all! Lineker's Lad
  • Score: 6

5:50pm Sat 11 Jan 14

Punk_Ian says...

bill bailey wrote:
YorkCityLuke wrote:
Sounded like a professional, hard-working performance which NW planned well for and the players executed to a high standard. Penn sounds to have sorted at least some of the midfield issues we've had, lets hope he becomes an integral part of the team. Extremely happy with how we've turned it round and happy to have been wrong about NW.

I am starting to get slightly nervous about Bill Baileys precognition - if I remember right, he's correctly preditcted the last 3 results, including scorelines. Hope you put an accumulator on it, you can buy us a new stadium.
IF we beat Rovers 4-2 YCL it means loads of money its pretty good so far..The wifes happy . and if we beat ROVERS next week 4-2 it'll be serious notes i'm telling you.wish me luck my friend.
Bill if it's 4-2 next week please remember I drink Guinness mate
[quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]YorkCityLuke[/bold] wrote: Sounded like a professional, hard-working performance which NW planned well for and the players executed to a high standard. Penn sounds to have sorted at least some of the midfield issues we've had, lets hope he becomes an integral part of the team. Extremely happy with how we've turned it round and happy to have been wrong about NW. I am starting to get slightly nervous about Bill Baileys precognition - if I remember right, he's correctly preditcted the last 3 results, including scorelines. Hope you put an accumulator on it, you can buy us a new stadium.[/p][/quote]IF we beat Rovers 4-2 YCL it means loads of money its pretty good so far..The wifes happy . and if we beat ROVERS next week 4-2 it'll be serious notes i'm telling you.wish me luck my friend.[/p][/quote]Bill if it's 4-2 next week please remember I drink Guinness mate Punk_Ian
  • Score: 2

5:55pm Sat 11 Jan 14

limbert says...

Scoring goals and not conceding, all in the same game now. It's been one or the other mostly so far this season so now the points are coming and up the table we go.
Scoring goals and not conceding, all in the same game now. It's been one or the other mostly so far this season so now the points are coming and up the table we go. limbert
  • Score: 3

5:58pm Sat 11 Jan 14

Southern Exile says...

Eeeeiii, eeeiii, eeeeiio!
Eeeeiii, eeeiii, eeeeiio! Southern Exile
  • Score: 1

5:59pm Sat 11 Jan 14

referee 1 says...

Well done City we looking more like league club ,solid performance,goal difference zero and 3more pts. Always a team finds form and some falter this time of year Dagenham,Wimbledon the latter I suggest, and we are with this settled squad going to move well up,perfect Saturday.And to make things even better Ash scores equaliser against Luton isn't life great.
Well done City we looking more like league club ,solid performance,goal difference zero and 3more pts. Always a team finds form and some falter this time of year Dagenham,Wimbledon the latter I suggest, and we are with this settled squad going to move well up,perfect Saturday.And to make things even better Ash scores equaliser against Luton isn't life great. referee 1
  • Score: 10

6:06pm Sat 11 Jan 14

kirkbride1979 says...

Great result today yes we are only 8 points off the play-offs but the team's above us have games in hand think we should look at were Morecambe and Dagenham and Redbridge are in the league relevant to were we are
Great result today yes we are only 8 points off the play-offs but the team's above us have games in hand think we should look at were Morecambe and Dagenham and Redbridge are in the league relevant to were we are kirkbride1979
  • Score: 2

6:35pm Sat 11 Jan 14

Tug job says...

kirkbride1979 wrote:
Great result today yes we are only 8 points off the play-offs but the team's above us have games in hand think we should look at were Morecambe and Dagenham and Redbridge are in the league relevant to were we are
Dagenham are 3 points ahead of us having played the same number of games. Morecambe are 6 points ahead of us having played one game more.

Great result today has helped to thaw me out. Same again next week. COYR
[quote][p][bold]kirkbride1979[/bold] wrote: Great result today yes we are only 8 points off the play-offs but the team's above us have games in hand think we should look at were Morecambe and Dagenham and Redbridge are in the league relevant to were we are[/p][/quote]Dagenham are 3 points ahead of us having played the same number of games. Morecambe are 6 points ahead of us having played one game more. Great result today has helped to thaw me out. Same again next week. COYR Tug job
  • Score: 3

6:40pm Sat 11 Jan 14

ian923 says...

A great win with repeat of last years score there. A win next week must see NW and Fletch in for monthly awards. Not sure if that,s good though, sometimes it,s a curse! Gotta hope Ryan Jarvis,s injury is not serious but at least we have shaq in reserve. What is really good. Is the defence and Michael Ingham kept a clean sheet. Hopefully next Saturday we will have a +
Goal difference.
A great win with repeat of last years score there. A win next week must see NW and Fletch in for monthly awards. Not sure if that,s good though, sometimes it,s a curse! Gotta hope Ryan Jarvis,s injury is not serious but at least we have shaq in reserve. What is really good. Is the defence and Michael Ingham kept a clean sheet. Hopefully next Saturday we will have a + Goal difference. ian923
  • Score: 4

6:42pm Sat 11 Jan 14

bierhoff says...

Outstanding run of form for York now, it is a complete vindication of NW's management, his signings have made such a difference. Lowe, Montrose, Carson, Fletcher, Bowman and Jarvis have improved us no-end from the team he inherited. I'm confident Penn and Reed will also be an improvement on what we had before.

Still a long way to go in a tough league but with the squad NW has assembled I think relative safety will be secured, if the boys gel and maintain their confidence a solid mid-table is well within their grasp, hats off to Nigel!
Outstanding run of form for York now, it is a complete vindication of NW's management, his signings have made such a difference. Lowe, Montrose, Carson, Fletcher, Bowman and Jarvis have improved us no-end from the team he inherited. I'm confident Penn and Reed will also be an improvement on what we had before. Still a long way to go in a tough league but with the squad NW has assembled I think relative safety will be secured, if the boys gel and maintain their confidence a solid mid-table is well within their grasp, hats off to Nigel! bierhoff
  • Score: 13

6:46pm Sat 11 Jan 14

oscarz says...

Well done City great 3 points!
Well done City great 3 points! oscarz
  • Score: 5

6:46pm Sat 11 Jan 14

duffy says...

Big result that, it's gone very quickly from pressure on Worthington to us looking very comfortable.
Big result that, it's gone very quickly from pressure on Worthington to us looking very comfortable. duffy
  • Score: 5

7:02pm Sat 11 Jan 14

The Special One says...

Has red and blue been hacked again ?
Has red and blue been hacked again ? The Special One
  • Score: 1

7:07pm Sat 11 Jan 14

rockley214 says...

Remember what NW and JM said, this is all about patient building and improvement. Absolute vindication of the management of this club. They deserve our full backing
Remember what NW and JM said, this is all about patient building and improvement. Absolute vindication of the management of this club. They deserve our full backing rockley214
  • Score: 27

7:13pm Sat 11 Jan 14

duffy says...

The Special One wrote:
Has red and blue been hacked again ?
Looks like it sadly.
[quote][p][bold]The Special One[/bold] wrote: Has red and blue been hacked again ?[/p][/quote]Looks like it sadly. duffy
  • Score: 0

7:35pm Sat 11 Jan 14

referee 1 says...

bierhoff wrote:
Outstanding run of form for York now, it is a complete vindication of NW's management, his signings have made such a difference. Lowe, Montrose, Carson, Fletcher, Bowman and Jarvis have improved us no-end from the team he inherited. I'm confident Penn and Reed will also be an improvement on what we had before.

Still a long way to go in a tough league but with the squad NW has assembled I think relative safety will be secured, if the boys gel and maintain their confidence a solid mid-table is well within their grasp, hats off to Nigel!
Agree with comments lets build on the development of this squad and if what seems to be that NW and Board have patiently waited for targets in this window and signed quickly mid table seems a realistic target ,then lets push on next season with a strong settled team of football league players. I feel a majority of us may have got carried away in the moment thinking back to back success was going to happen but the club had to make change from non / to football league with the finances at hand, and has been proved many of the lads who got us back sadly were not up to this level therefore the reconstruction job which NW has had to undertake. I think many of us at times have questioned his methods over the past months ,and while a few wins does not make a summer the future looks more healthy.Credit were its due to the players ,staff and NW.
[quote][p][bold]bierhoff[/bold] wrote: Outstanding run of form for York now, it is a complete vindication of NW's management, his signings have made such a difference. Lowe, Montrose, Carson, Fletcher, Bowman and Jarvis have improved us no-end from the team he inherited. I'm confident Penn and Reed will also be an improvement on what we had before. Still a long way to go in a tough league but with the squad NW has assembled I think relative safety will be secured, if the boys gel and maintain their confidence a solid mid-table is well within their grasp, hats off to Nigel![/p][/quote]Agree with comments lets build on the development of this squad and if what seems to be that NW and Board have patiently waited for targets in this window and signed quickly mid table seems a realistic target ,then lets push on next season with a strong settled team of football league players. I feel a majority of us may have got carried away in the moment thinking back to back success was going to happen but the club had to make change from non / to football league with the finances at hand, and has been proved many of the lads who got us back sadly were not up to this level therefore the reconstruction job which NW has had to undertake. I think many of us at times have questioned his methods over the past months ,and while a few wins does not make a summer the future looks more healthy.Credit were its due to the players ,staff and NW. referee 1
  • Score: 7

7:38pm Sat 11 Jan 14

bill bailey says...

Punk_Ian wrote:
bill bailey wrote:
YorkCityLuke wrote:
Sounded like a professional, hard-working performance which NW planned well for and the players executed to a high standard. Penn sounds to have sorted at least some of the midfield issues we've had, lets hope he becomes an integral part of the team. Extremely happy with how we've turned it round and happy to have been wrong about NW.

I am starting to get slightly nervous about Bill Baileys precognition - if I remember right, he's correctly preditcted the last 3 results, including scorelines. Hope you put an accumulator on it, you can buy us a new stadium.
IF we beat Rovers 4-2 YCL it means loads of money its pretty good so far..The wifes happy . and if we beat ROVERS next week 4-2 it'll be serious notes i'm telling you.wish me luck my friend.
Bill if it's 4-2 next week please remember I drink Guinness mate
NO begging letters , i'm as tight as a vicars collar.
[quote][p][bold]Punk_Ian[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]YorkCityLuke[/bold] wrote: Sounded like a professional, hard-working performance which NW planned well for and the players executed to a high standard. Penn sounds to have sorted at least some of the midfield issues we've had, lets hope he becomes an integral part of the team. Extremely happy with how we've turned it round and happy to have been wrong about NW. I am starting to get slightly nervous about Bill Baileys precognition - if I remember right, he's correctly preditcted the last 3 results, including scorelines. Hope you put an accumulator on it, you can buy us a new stadium.[/p][/quote]IF we beat Rovers 4-2 YCL it means loads of money its pretty good so far..The wifes happy . and if we beat ROVERS next week 4-2 it'll be serious notes i'm telling you.wish me luck my friend.[/p][/quote]Bill if it's 4-2 next week please remember I drink Guinness mate[/p][/quote]NO begging letters , i'm as tight as a vicars collar. bill bailey
  • Score: 1

7:48pm Sat 11 Jan 14

openallhours says...

bill bailey wrote:
WELL DONE CITY. THAT IS ALL THOSE AT THE CLUB.
Ceezy Puffs second leg of my prediction up only want a 4-2 win next week that will mean a bit for the back pocket.
Keep the faith chaps 8 points off the play offs.we can do it this team is as good as any in the league don't take my word for it , its there for all to see.
Well done Bill. On the 29th of December I predicted at least 3 straight wins (and got a nearly 20 thumbs down score) - unfortunately, I didn't place a bet but I sincerely hope you collect your winnings after next Saturday.
[quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: WELL DONE CITY. THAT IS ALL THOSE AT THE CLUB. Ceezy Puffs second leg of my prediction up only want a 4-2 win next week that will mean a bit for the back pocket. Keep the faith chaps 8 points off the play offs.we can do it this team is as good as any in the league don't take my word for it , its there for all to see.[/p][/quote]Well done Bill. On the 29th of December I predicted at least 3 straight wins (and got a nearly 20 thumbs down score) - unfortunately, I didn't place a bet but I sincerely hope you collect your winnings after next Saturday. openallhours
  • Score: 4

7:57pm Sat 11 Jan 14

Proudyorkshireman says...

Another positive is that the Grimsby manager (in his post match cnference) has stated that they are interested in signing Jamal Fyfield
Another positive is that the Grimsby manager (in his post match cnference) has stated that they are interested in signing Jamal Fyfield Proudyorkshireman
  • Score: 8

7:58pm Sat 11 Jan 14

beeryjack5on says...

referee 1 wrote:
bierhoff wrote:
Outstanding run of form for York now, it is a complete vindication of NW's management, his signings have made such a difference. Lowe, Montrose, Carson, Fletcher, Bowman and Jarvis have improved us no-end from the team he inherited. I'm confident Penn and Reed will also be an improvement on what we had before.

Still a long way to go in a tough league but with the squad NW has assembled I think relative safety will be secured, if the boys gel and maintain their confidence a solid mid-table is well within their grasp, hats off to Nigel!
Agree with comments lets build on the development of this squad and if what seems to be that NW and Board have patiently waited for targets in this window and signed quickly mid table seems a realistic target ,then lets push on next season with a strong settled team of football league players. I feel a majority of us may have got carried away in the moment thinking back to back success was going to happen but the club had to make change from non / to football league with the finances at hand, and has been proved many of the lads who got us back sadly were not up to this level therefore the reconstruction job which NW has had to undertake. I think many of us at times have questioned his methods over the past months ,and while a few wins does not make a summer the future looks more healthy.Credit were its due to the players ,staff and NW.
And the board...
[quote][p][bold]referee 1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bierhoff[/bold] wrote: Outstanding run of form for York now, it is a complete vindication of NW's management, his signings have made such a difference. Lowe, Montrose, Carson, Fletcher, Bowman and Jarvis have improved us no-end from the team he inherited. I'm confident Penn and Reed will also be an improvement on what we had before. Still a long way to go in a tough league but with the squad NW has assembled I think relative safety will be secured, if the boys gel and maintain their confidence a solid mid-table is well within their grasp, hats off to Nigel![/p][/quote]Agree with comments lets build on the development of this squad and if what seems to be that NW and Board have patiently waited for targets in this window and signed quickly mid table seems a realistic target ,then lets push on next season with a strong settled team of football league players. I feel a majority of us may have got carried away in the moment thinking back to back success was going to happen but the club had to make change from non / to football league with the finances at hand, and has been proved many of the lads who got us back sadly were not up to this level therefore the reconstruction job which NW has had to undertake. I think many of us at times have questioned his methods over the past months ,and while a few wins does not make a summer the future looks more healthy.Credit were its due to the players ,staff and NW.[/p][/quote]And the board... beeryjack5on
  • Score: 7

8:13pm Sat 11 Jan 14

erniet says...

Just got back from the game - another excellent away following by the way. It's interesting from the perspective of someone like me who only gets to see occasional games (usually aways). The additions of Penn and Lowe have complemented what I felt was already a promising squad. Like everyone else I was frustrated by the results which didn't match the ability of the squad. However, now I think we have a good balance. If you try to look at it from just our own point of view, not comparing with other clubs because I don't know enough about their squads, we now have a solid look. The defence is miles better, with Davies and Banjo getting good help from their wide men (Coulson outstanding today). The strikers may not be wonder players but they work hard and can find the goal. And in midfield we now have two players who can get their foot in as well as excellent wide men. By League 2 standards, where you need a solid no-frills approach, we are much more competitive that we were around February last year when other teams had sussed out our system and found it easy to counter. I wouldn't get carried away (we weren't great today just solid and hardworking) but no reason why we can't get into the top half if they keep doing their jobs.
Just got back from the game - another excellent away following by the way. It's interesting from the perspective of someone like me who only gets to see occasional games (usually aways). The additions of Penn and Lowe have complemented what I felt was already a promising squad. Like everyone else I was frustrated by the results which didn't match the ability of the squad. However, now I think we have a good balance. If you try to look at it from just our own point of view, not comparing with other clubs because I don't know enough about their squads, we now have a solid look. The defence is miles better, with Davies and Banjo getting good help from their wide men (Coulson outstanding today). The strikers may not be wonder players but they work hard and can find the goal. And in midfield we now have two players who can get their foot in as well as excellent wide men. By League 2 standards, where you need a solid no-frills approach, we are much more competitive that we were around February last year when other teams had sussed out our system and found it easy to counter. I wouldn't get carried away (we weren't great today just solid and hardworking) but no reason why we can't get into the top half if they keep doing their jobs. erniet
  • Score: 20

8:16pm Sat 11 Jan 14

Yorkieroy60 says...

Got to give Mr. Worthington credit for keeping his nerve through the winless run and just keeping his head down and working hard and making sure the players do the same plus all the work done behind the scenes with the comings and goings at the club. I think we will have a more settled team as the season enters its final phase what with most of the loan players going back to their respective clubs and the signing of the new players it is now beginning to pay dividends there's a lot of plusses at the moment not least the fact that Dave Mcgurk and Michael Coulson are getting a run of games injury free (touch wood!) and then there's the form of the strikers Jarvis Fletcher and Bowman-I liked Bowman even before he scored for us he just looks mean and hungry-not a bad way to be for a striker!-plus the midfield will be stronger with the likes of Russell Penn and Adam Reed involved and a clean sheet kept by the defence today. It's all good!-Cracking result well done City!
Got to give Mr. Worthington credit for keeping his nerve through the winless run and just keeping his head down and working hard and making sure the players do the same plus all the work done behind the scenes with the comings and goings at the club. I think we will have a more settled team as the season enters its final phase what with most of the loan players going back to their respective clubs and the signing of the new players it is now beginning to pay dividends there's a lot of plusses at the moment not least the fact that Dave Mcgurk and Michael Coulson are getting a run of games injury free (touch wood!) and then there's the form of the strikers Jarvis Fletcher and Bowman-I liked Bowman even before he scored for us he just looks mean and hungry-not a bad way to be for a striker!-plus the midfield will be stronger with the likes of Russell Penn and Adam Reed involved and a clean sheet kept by the defence today. It's all good!-Cracking result well done City! Yorkieroy60
  • Score: 5

8:20pm Sat 11 Jan 14

bill bailey says...

openallhours wrote:
bill bailey wrote:
WELL DONE CITY. THAT IS ALL THOSE AT THE CLUB.
Ceezy Puffs second leg of my prediction up only want a 4-2 win next week that will mean a bit for the back pocket.
Keep the faith chaps 8 points off the play offs.we can do it this team is as good as any in the league don't take my word for it , its there for all to see.
Well done Bill. On the 29th of December I predicted at least 3 straight wins (and got a nearly 20 thumbs down score) - unfortunately, I didn't place a bet but I sincerely hope you collect your winnings after next Saturday.
Don't whinge OAHs I have had so many thumbs down I feel I have been depressed. ye but you never got the scores right. get a crystal ball like mine..
[quote][p][bold]openallhours[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: WELL DONE CITY. THAT IS ALL THOSE AT THE CLUB. Ceezy Puffs second leg of my prediction up only want a 4-2 win next week that will mean a bit for the back pocket. Keep the faith chaps 8 points off the play offs.we can do it this team is as good as any in the league don't take my word for it , its there for all to see.[/p][/quote]Well done Bill. On the 29th of December I predicted at least 3 straight wins (and got a nearly 20 thumbs down score) - unfortunately, I didn't place a bet but I sincerely hope you collect your winnings after next Saturday.[/p][/quote]Don't whinge OAHs I have had so many thumbs down I feel I have been depressed. ye but you never got the scores right. get a crystal ball like mine.. bill bailey
  • Score: -15

8:29pm Sat 11 Jan 14

haxbyreds says...

Fantastic result but let's not carried away,when get to 50 points that's when I start looking upwards
Fantastic result but let's not carried away,when get to 50 points that's when I start looking upwards haxbyreds
  • Score: 11

8:31pm Sat 11 Jan 14

chuckabuttie says...

Great result which will only be equaled if my beloved Chargers win in Denver tomorrow
Great result which will only be equaled if my beloved Chargers win in Denver tomorrow chuckabuttie
  • Score: -7

8:37pm Sat 11 Jan 14

23rdApril1966 says...

Just back from match. First half was a real non event, second half for first 20 mins we were second best and had Blair scored as he really should have then it may well have been a different story. But he didn't and following two goals in two minutes City really did see out the game comfortably so credit where due.
The back four were very solid and whilst I have been concerned with Davies all season today , with great support from Coulson, he easily kept Blair quiet.
Lowe's ability in the air has really helped and TY despite a first half booking and an opponent in their number 25 who was a real handful had a very good game.
In midfield on the evidence of his debut then City may just have found the experienced old head that we have lacked in midfield over a season and a half. Penn could be just what we lacked.
Overall though my MOM was Coulson who worked tirelessly from start to end.
Ironically I felt that Carson, Bowman and Fletcher were all off the pace for 65 minutes and then within two minutes two of them had scored and all was well with the world. Can't be bad when despite quiet games by last two game standards that the two strikers score.
One other thing that was evident was that when defending our box time and again the ball broke our way. Is that just luck turning or is it that we had better players than the Cobblers?
Not sure but who cares - we are 14th and on leaving Gigg Lane I for one didn't see us winning the next three games. Happy days so let's enjoy the week and look forward to two more very winnable matches. NW, clear a space on your mantelpiece for the Mgr of Month award!
Just back from match. First half was a real non event, second half for first 20 mins we were second best and had Blair scored as he really should have then it may well have been a different story. But he didn't and following two goals in two minutes City really did see out the game comfortably so credit where due. The back four were very solid and whilst I have been concerned with Davies all season today , with great support from Coulson, he easily kept Blair quiet. Lowe's ability in the air has really helped and TY despite a first half booking and an opponent in their number 25 who was a real handful had a very good game. In midfield on the evidence of his debut then City may just have found the experienced old head that we have lacked in midfield over a season and a half. Penn could be just what we lacked. Overall though my MOM was Coulson who worked tirelessly from start to end. Ironically I felt that Carson, Bowman and Fletcher were all off the pace for 65 minutes and then within two minutes two of them had scored and all was well with the world. Can't be bad when despite quiet games by last two game standards that the two strikers score. One other thing that was evident was that when defending our box time and again the ball broke our way. Is that just luck turning or is it that we had better players than the Cobblers? Not sure but who cares - we are 14th and on leaving Gigg Lane I for one didn't see us winning the next three games. Happy days so let's enjoy the week and look forward to two more very winnable matches. NW, clear a space on your mantelpiece for the Mgr of Month award! 23rdApril1966
  • Score: 14

8:40pm Sat 11 Jan 14

johnbyrneshair says...

Good second half again today after a shaky first. Penn looks a good addition to midfield. Coulson again outstanding with his work rate. Shaq McDonald on subs bench - smaller than Potts! Must have something about him though if given four year deal at previous club. Squad looks strong now. Blair got good reaction from City fans and repaid us by doing not much all game. Good luck to him now though and to Chambers too who made a good start today. Can see good run continuing now we are getting a bit of luck.
Good second half again today after a shaky first. Penn looks a good addition to midfield. Coulson again outstanding with his work rate. Shaq McDonald on subs bench - smaller than Potts! Must have something about him though if given four year deal at previous club. Squad looks strong now. Blair got good reaction from City fans and repaid us by doing not much all game. Good luck to him now though and to Chambers too who made a good start today. Can see good run continuing now we are getting a bit of luck. johnbyrneshair
  • Score: 4

10:24pm Sat 11 Jan 14

OLD - HEAD says...

I didnt think that it was a great game, but it certainly was a great result. Despite all the optomistic posts, my personal target is to see City get enough points to guarantee our Football League status next season. Once we have got enough points, then I will breath a huge sigh of relief. Todays result went a long way towards achieving that target.
I didnt think that it was a great game, but it certainly was a great result. Despite all the optomistic posts, my personal target is to see City get enough points to guarantee our Football League status next season. Once we have got enough points, then I will breath a huge sigh of relief. Todays result went a long way towards achieving that target. OLD - HEAD
  • Score: 8

10:37pm Sat 11 Jan 14

Garrowby Turnoff says...

Great win!
Great win! Garrowby Turnoff
  • Score: 2

10:54pm Sat 11 Jan 14

duffy says...

OLD - HEAD wrote:
I didnt think that it was a great game, but it certainly was a great result. Despite all the optomistic posts, my personal target is to see City get enough points to guarantee our Football League status next season. Once we have got enough points, then I will breath a huge sigh of relief. Todays result went a long way towards achieving that target.
It's amazing on here how the tone goes from Worthington out to talk of the play offs in three games. As above its about solidifying ourselves and moving forward from there. We were never a million miles from a half decent team when not winning and probably no better than that now just because we have three wins in a row now. The good thing is the pressure has now been removed from both Worthington and the players. We move on cautiously from here in my view.
[quote][p][bold]OLD - HEAD[/bold] wrote: I didnt think that it was a great game, but it certainly was a great result. Despite all the optomistic posts, my personal target is to see City get enough points to guarantee our Football League status next season. Once we have got enough points, then I will breath a huge sigh of relief. Todays result went a long way towards achieving that target.[/p][/quote]It's amazing on here how the tone goes from Worthington out to talk of the play offs in three games. As above its about solidifying ourselves and moving forward from there. We were never a million miles from a half decent team when not winning and probably no better than that now just because we have three wins in a row now. The good thing is the pressure has now been removed from both Worthington and the players. We move on cautiously from here in my view. duffy
  • Score: 14

12:15am Sun 12 Jan 14

jumbojet says...

Coulson has ran, and ran, and ran, a superb example of courage and conviction for a footballer who has had previous serious injuries.
The 'man of the match' in the last three games, the difference between drawing and winning, and prior to that sat on the bench, . Just what are Mr Worthingtons tests and standards for a three o'clock start in the York City team? for most of the games to date he has got it wrong.
Coulson has ran, and ran, and ran, a superb example of courage and conviction for a footballer who has had previous serious injuries. The 'man of the match' in the last three games, the difference between drawing and winning, and prior to that sat on the bench, [with Puri]. Just what are Mr Worthingtons tests and standards for a three o'clock start in the York City team? for most of the games to date he has got it wrong. jumbojet
  • Score: -26

1:01am Sun 12 Jan 14

Mickey T says...

Another three valuable points towards safety. Well one the lads.
Another three valuable points towards safety. Well one the lads. Mickey T
  • Score: 3

1:25am Sun 12 Jan 14

PositiveFootball says...

To cap it all Chambers scored Cambridges second goal against Luton to come back fro 2-0 down!
To cap it all Chambers scored Cambridges second goal against Luton to come back fro 2-0 down! PositiveFootball
  • Score: 2

7:27am Sun 12 Jan 14

RickyC says...

Another fantastic win, but let's not get carried away. Lose next week, other results go against us and we're right back in it again. The goal is still 55 points, let's just aim to get to that margin as quickly as possible, then see where we are. But well done City!!
Another fantastic win, but let's not get carried away. Lose next week, other results go against us and we're right back in it again. The goal is still 55 points, let's just aim to get to that margin as quickly as possible, then see where we are. But well done City!! RickyC
  • Score: 2

7:52am Sun 12 Jan 14

Realistic ycfc says...

PositiveFootball wrote:
To cap it all Chambers scored Cambridges second goal against Luton to come back fro 2-0 down!
Why mention this? Chambers has now moved on and we wish him well and who cares about luton, they are a none league club with no irrelevance, some york fans are weird, should concentrate on the fact we have just picked up another 3 points
[quote][p][bold]PositiveFootball[/bold] wrote: To cap it all Chambers scored Cambridges second goal against Luton to come back fro 2-0 down![/p][/quote]Why mention this? Chambers has now moved on and we wish him well and who cares about luton, they are a none league club with no irrelevance, some york fans are weird, should concentrate on the fact we have just picked up another 3 points Realistic ycfc
  • Score: -15

8:25am Sun 12 Jan 14

PhilR@Strike says...

Realistic ycfc wrote:
PositiveFootball wrote:
To cap it all Chambers scored Cambridges second goal against Luton to come back fro 2-0 down!
Why mention this? Chambers has now moved on and we wish him well and who cares about luton, they are a none league club with no irrelevance, some york fans are weird, should concentrate on the fact we have just picked up another 3 points
Cos we have History with the Coin Chuckers!
Always good news to hear them stumble! :)
[quote][p][bold]Realistic ycfc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]PositiveFootball[/bold] wrote: To cap it all Chambers scored Cambridges second goal against Luton to come back fro 2-0 down![/p][/quote]Why mention this? Chambers has now moved on and we wish him well and who cares about luton, they are a none league club with no irrelevance, some york fans are weird, should concentrate on the fact we have just picked up another 3 points[/p][/quote]Cos we have History with the Coin Chuckers! Always good news to hear them stumble! :) PhilR@Strike
  • Score: 18

9:26am Sun 12 Jan 14

dadster says...

Another great result and a relief to get an away win at last but I agree with those showing caution. We are moving forward and hopefully we can continue to secure a safe mid table position which for me would represent a successful season for us as we continue to establish ourselves.

Sounded a solid if unspectacular performance but that's exactly what we need right now and with the recent additions in midfield I think we will continue to improve.

One last thing I wish people would stop this obsession with Luton in various postings. Let's just concentrate on what we do. Our history with Luton is exactly that: history.
Another great result and a relief to get an away win at last but I agree with those showing caution. We are moving forward and hopefully we can continue to secure a safe mid table position which for me would represent a successful season for us as we continue to establish ourselves. Sounded a solid if unspectacular performance but that's exactly what we need right now and with the recent additions in midfield I think we will continue to improve. One last thing I wish people would stop this obsession with Luton in various postings. Let's just concentrate on what we do. Our history with Luton is exactly that: history. dadster
  • Score: 3

10:03am Sun 12 Jan 14

PositiveFootball says...

Realistic ycfc wrote:
PositiveFootball wrote:
To cap it all Chambers scored Cambridges second goal against Luton to come back fro 2-0 down!
Why mention this? Chambers has now moved on and we wish him well and who cares about luton, they are a none league club with no irrelevance, some york fans are weird, should concentrate on the fact we have just picked up another 3 points
"they are a none league club with no irrelevance"
Double negative - so you agree that it is relevant?
Admittedly though, I am quite weird!
[quote][p][bold]Realistic ycfc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]PositiveFootball[/bold] wrote: To cap it all Chambers scored Cambridges second goal against Luton to come back fro 2-0 down![/p][/quote]Why mention this? Chambers has now moved on and we wish him well and who cares about luton, they are a none league club with no irrelevance, some york fans are weird, should concentrate on the fact we have just picked up another 3 points[/p][/quote]"they are a none league club with no irrelevance" Double negative - so you agree that it is relevant? Admittedly though, I am quite weird! PositiveFootball
  • Score: 5

10:58am Sun 12 Jan 14

Budgie says...

Solid victory, the player I admire most is Coulson to fight his way back into the team after such horrific injuries is a credit to the man.
Solid victory, the player I admire most is Coulson to fight his way back into the team after such horrific injuries is a credit to the man. Budgie
  • Score: 19

2:00pm Sun 12 Jan 14

DavidBu says...

23rdApril1966 wrote:
Just back from match. First half was a real non event, second half for first 20 mins we were second best and had Blair scored as he really should have then it may well have been a different story. But he didn't and following two goals in two minutes City really did see out the game comfortably so credit where due.
The back four were very solid and whilst I have been concerned with Davies all season today , with great support from Coulson, he easily kept Blair quiet.
Lowe's ability in the air has really helped and TY despite a first half booking and an opponent in their number 25 who was a real handful had a very good game.
In midfield on the evidence of his debut then City may just have found the experienced old head that we have lacked in midfield over a season and a half. Penn could be just what we lacked.
Overall though my MOM was Coulson who worked tirelessly from start to end.
Ironically I felt that Carson, Bowman and Fletcher were all off the pace for 65 minutes and then within two minutes two of them had scored and all was well with the world. Can't be bad when despite quiet games by last two game standards that the two strikers score.
One other thing that was evident was that when defending our box time and again the ball broke our way. Is that just luck turning or is it that we had better players than the Cobblers?
Not sure but who cares - we are 14th and on leaving Gigg Lane I for one didn't see us winning the next three games. Happy days so let's enjoy the week and look forward to two more very winnable matches. NW, clear a space on your mantelpiece for the Mgr of Month award!
This was the first post I came to, where the author had, like us, been at the game. He is right, York were second best (and by quite a margin) until, out of the blue, the first goal came. Before that, City drifted in midfield, looked short of any flair and creation and gradually lost the ability to keep possession, so that by the 60 minute mark Northampton were starting to run riot. It seemed to us that it was only because of their own inability to carve paths through the penalty area that we were able to take advantage of a couple of real breaks and come out on top. We were lucky not to be two down at half time and if that had been to case and had N' hampton's final plays been more confidently executed after the break,the final score could have been an embarrassment .I put it like this to add a little balance to the other comments and to express a large note of caution.
Overall, obviously, a great, if fortunate, result and 3 out of 3 is never bad.
[quote][p][bold]23rdApril1966[/bold] wrote: Just back from match. First half was a real non event, second half for first 20 mins we were second best and had Blair scored as he really should have then it may well have been a different story. But he didn't and following two goals in two minutes City really did see out the game comfortably so credit where due. The back four were very solid and whilst I have been concerned with Davies all season today , with great support from Coulson, he easily kept Blair quiet. Lowe's ability in the air has really helped and TY despite a first half booking and an opponent in their number 25 who was a real handful had a very good game. In midfield on the evidence of his debut then City may just have found the experienced old head that we have lacked in midfield over a season and a half. Penn could be just what we lacked. Overall though my MOM was Coulson who worked tirelessly from start to end. Ironically I felt that Carson, Bowman and Fletcher were all off the pace for 65 minutes and then within two minutes two of them had scored and all was well with the world. Can't be bad when despite quiet games by last two game standards that the two strikers score. One other thing that was evident was that when defending our box time and again the ball broke our way. Is that just luck turning or is it that we had better players than the Cobblers? Not sure but who cares - we are 14th and on leaving Gigg Lane I for one didn't see us winning the next three games. Happy days so let's enjoy the week and look forward to two more very winnable matches. NW, clear a space on your mantelpiece for the Mgr of Month award![/p][/quote]This was the first post I came to, where the author had, like us, been at the game. He is right, York were second best (and by quite a margin) until, out of the blue, the first goal came. Before that, City drifted in midfield, looked short of any flair and creation and gradually lost the ability to keep possession, so that by the 60 minute mark Northampton were starting to run riot. It seemed to us that it was only because of their own inability to carve paths through the penalty area that we were able to take advantage of a couple of real breaks and come out on top. We were lucky not to be two down at half time and if that had been to case and had N' hampton's final plays been more confidently executed after the break,the final score could have been an embarrassment .I put it like this to add a little balance to the other comments and to express a large note of caution. Overall, obviously, a great, if fortunate, result and 3 out of 3 is never bad. DavidBu
  • Score: 6

2:28pm Sun 12 Jan 14

bill bailey says...

jumbojet wrote:
Coulson has ran, and ran, and ran, a superb example of courage and conviction for a footballer who has had previous serious injuries.
The 'man of the match' in the last three games, the difference between drawing and winning, and prior to that sat on the bench, . Just what are Mr Worthingtons tests and standards for a three o'clock start in the York City team? for most of the games to date he has got it wrong.
What are you talking about jumbojet, I don't get it. Coulson I agree has done well . but I dont get , tests standards , 3 o'clock starts. and as for NW getting it wrong . he has made the best of what he's had . given all the chance to show their worth, he's now getting the players that will keep us in the league .it shows by the last three signings having 21/2 contracts.,
[quote][p][bold]jumbojet[/bold] wrote: Coulson has ran, and ran, and ran, a superb example of courage and conviction for a footballer who has had previous serious injuries. The 'man of the match' in the last three games, the difference between drawing and winning, and prior to that sat on the bench, [with Puri]. Just what are Mr Worthingtons tests and standards for a three o'clock start in the York City team? for most of the games to date he has got it wrong.[/p][/quote]What are you talking about jumbojet, I don't get it. Coulson I agree has done well . but I dont get , tests standards , 3 o'clock starts. and as for NW getting it wrong . he has made the best of what he's had . given all the chance to show their worth, he's now getting the players that will keep us in the league .it shows by the last three signings having 21/2 contracts., bill bailey
  • Score: 6

2:45pm Sun 12 Jan 14

rockley214 says...

jumbojet wrote:
Coulson has ran, and ran, and ran, a superb example of courage and conviction for a footballer who has had previous serious injuries.
The 'man of the match' in the last three games, the difference between drawing and winning, and prior to that sat on the bench, . Just what are Mr Worthingtons tests and standards for a three o'clock start in the York City team? for most of the games to date he has got it wrong.
What utter rubbish. Have you actually been to any games?
[quote][p][bold]jumbojet[/bold] wrote: Coulson has ran, and ran, and ran, a superb example of courage and conviction for a footballer who has had previous serious injuries. The 'man of the match' in the last three games, the difference between drawing and winning, and prior to that sat on the bench, [with Puri]. Just what are Mr Worthingtons tests and standards for a three o'clock start in the York City team? for most of the games to date he has got it wrong.[/p][/quote]What utter rubbish. Have you actually been to any games? rockley214
  • Score: 6

5:08pm Sun 12 Jan 14

yorkandproud says...

Coulson is doing ok IMO, but not the best player in recent games. Are you his dad jumbo jet ?
Coulson is doing ok IMO, but not the best player in recent games. Are you his dad jumbo jet ? yorkandproud
  • Score: 0

5:26pm Sun 12 Jan 14

Yorkie41 says...

bill bailey wrote:
WELL DONE CITY. THAT IS ALL THOSE AT THE CLUB.
Ceezy Puffs second leg of my prediction up only want a 4-2 win next week that will mean a bit for the back pocket.
Keep the faith chaps 8 points off the play offs.we can do it this team is as good as any in the league don't take my word for it , its there for all to see.
Keep predicting the scores in City's favor Bill.Just loving it.
[quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: WELL DONE CITY. THAT IS ALL THOSE AT THE CLUB. Ceezy Puffs second leg of my prediction up only want a 4-2 win next week that will mean a bit for the back pocket. Keep the faith chaps 8 points off the play offs.we can do it this team is as good as any in the league don't take my word for it , its there for all to see.[/p][/quote]Keep predicting the scores in City's favor Bill.Just loving it. Yorkie41
  • Score: 0

9:35pm Sun 12 Jan 14

duffy says...

YorkCity1990 wrote:
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Red and blue is working again.
[quote][p][bold]YorkCity1990[/bold] wrote: www.ycfconline.clanz .co[/p][/quote]Red and blue is working again. duffy
  • Score: 0

10:23pm Sun 12 Jan 14

Anysport says...

TheBurton wrote:
It's amazing that such a turn around in results in 3 games has taken us from 22nd to 14th. Win another 2 and we are talking about knocking on the door of the play-offs. Crazy League! Well done to the lads though for turning it around though!
Really good to clock up some 3 pointers, but with others around us with games in hand 14th is a bit false. Wimbledon; Hartlepool; Wycombe & Bristol Rovers could all step ahead of us if they win their games in hand.

The stats suggest that Bristol are not doing well away from home so hopefully 4 in a row this weekend.
[quote][p][bold]TheBurton[/bold] wrote: It's amazing that such a turn around in results in 3 games has taken us from 22nd to 14th. Win another 2 and we are talking about knocking on the door of the play-offs. Crazy League! Well done to the lads though for turning it around though![/p][/quote]Really good to clock up some 3 pointers, but with others around us with games in hand 14th is a bit false. Wimbledon; Hartlepool; Wycombe & Bristol Rovers could all step ahead of us if they win their games in hand. The stats suggest that Bristol are not doing well away from home so hopefully 4 in a row this weekend. Anysport
  • Score: 0

10:50pm Sun 12 Jan 14

dbrs88 says...

PhilR@Strike wrote:
Realistic ycfc wrote:
PositiveFootball wrote:
To cap it all Chambers scored Cambridges second goal against Luton to come back fro 2-0 down!
Why mention this? Chambers has now moved on and we wish him well and who cares about luton, they are a none league club with no irrelevance, some york fans are weird, should concentrate on the fact we have just picked up another 3 points
Cos we have History with the Coin Chuckers!
Always good news to hear them stumble! :)
On the subject of coin chuckers at least 2 were thrown an the injured Jarvis as he hobbled around the pitch at the full time whistle. West stand Northampton fans should be ashamed....
[quote][p][bold]PhilR@Strike[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Realistic ycfc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]PositiveFootball[/bold] wrote: To cap it all Chambers scored Cambridges second goal against Luton to come back fro 2-0 down![/p][/quote]Why mention this? Chambers has now moved on and we wish him well and who cares about luton, they are a none league club with no irrelevance, some york fans are weird, should concentrate on the fact we have just picked up another 3 points[/p][/quote]Cos we have History with the Coin Chuckers! Always good news to hear them stumble! :)[/p][/quote]On the subject of coin chuckers at least 2 were thrown an the injured Jarvis as he hobbled around the pitch at the full time whistle. West stand Northampton fans should be ashamed.... dbrs88
  • Score: 0

11:40pm Sun 12 Jan 14

Peppa07 says...

As a couple of others have pointed out the constant harping on about Luton on these boards is tedious. Get over it, we should move on and concentrate on what goes on at our club, not the behaviour of idiots three years ago at another club.
As a couple of others have pointed out the constant harping on about Luton on these boards is tedious. Get over it, we should move on and concentrate on what goes on at our club, not the behaviour of idiots three years ago at another club. Peppa07
  • Score: -1

1:11am Mon 13 Jan 14

jumbojet says...

yorkandproud wrote:
Coulson is doing ok IMO, but not the best player in recent games. Are you his dad jumbo jet ?
Not his Dad, but know a good footballer when I see one, and after his pointless time on the bench has played the last three recent games, with three wins, and nine points, not bad for a supposed permanent substitute.
[quote][p][bold]yorkandproud[/bold] wrote: Coulson is doing ok IMO, but not the best player in recent games. Are you his dad jumbo jet ?[/p][/quote]Not his Dad, but know a good footballer when I see one, and after his pointless time on the bench has played the last three recent games, with three wins, and nine points, not bad for a supposed permanent substitute. jumbojet
  • Score: 3

4:19pm Mon 13 Jan 14

uhtred says...

jumbojet wrote:
yorkandproud wrote:
Coulson is doing ok IMO, but not the best player in recent games. Are you his dad jumbo jet ?
Not his Dad, but know a good footballer when I see one, and after his pointless time on the bench has played the last three recent games, with three wins, and nine points, not bad for a supposed permanent substitute.
I agree, in terms of creativity he was the best player in the team on Saturday. When he puts his mind to it, as he has in the last couple of matches, he is a class above; just needs to produce more of the same on a consistent basis.
[quote][p][bold]jumbojet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]yorkandproud[/bold] wrote: Coulson is doing ok IMO, but not the best player in recent games. Are you his dad jumbo jet ?[/p][/quote]Not his Dad, but know a good footballer when I see one, and after his pointless time on the bench has played the last three recent games, with three wins, and nine points, not bad for a supposed permanent substitute.[/p][/quote]I agree, in terms of creativity he was the best player in the team on Saturday. When he puts his mind to it, as he has in the last couple of matches, he is a class above; just needs to produce more of the same on a consistent basis. uhtred
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4:28pm Mon 13 Jan 14

uhtred says...

DavidBu wrote:
23rdApril1966 wrote:
Just back from match. First half was a real non event, second half for first 20 mins we were second best and had Blair scored as he really should have then it may well have been a different story. But he didn't and following two goals in two minutes City really did see out the game comfortably so credit where due.
The back four were very solid and whilst I have been concerned with Davies all season today , with great support from Coulson, he easily kept Blair quiet.
Lowe's ability in the air has really helped and TY despite a first half booking and an opponent in their number 25 who was a real handful had a very good game.
In midfield on the evidence of his debut then City may just have found the experienced old head that we have lacked in midfield over a season and a half. Penn could be just what we lacked.
Overall though my MOM was Coulson who worked tirelessly from start to end.
Ironically I felt that Carson, Bowman and Fletcher were all off the pace for 65 minutes and then within two minutes two of them had scored and all was well with the world. Can't be bad when despite quiet games by last two game standards that the two strikers score.
One other thing that was evident was that when defending our box time and again the ball broke our way. Is that just luck turning or is it that we had better players than the Cobblers?
Not sure but who cares - we are 14th and on leaving Gigg Lane I for one didn't see us winning the next three games. Happy days so let's enjoy the week and look forward to two more very winnable matches. NW, clear a space on your mantelpiece for the Mgr of Month award!
This was the first post I came to, where the author had, like us, been at the game. He is right, York were second best (and by quite a margin) until, out of the blue, the first goal came. Before that, City drifted in midfield, looked short of any flair and creation and gradually lost the ability to keep possession, so that by the 60 minute mark Northampton were starting to run riot. It seemed to us that it was only because of their own inability to carve paths through the penalty area that we were able to take advantage of a couple of real breaks and come out on top. We were lucky not to be two down at half time and if that had been to case and had N' hampton's final plays been more confidently executed after the break,the final score could have been an embarrassment .I put it like this to add a little balance to the other comments and to express a large note of caution.
Overall, obviously, a great, if fortunate, result and 3 out of 3 is never bad.
Don't agree, the match was pretty even until we scored. It was a scrappy first half, but both teams were equally guilty in that respect. Northampton did start the better in the second half, but that was no more than a 10 minute spell. I guess you were one of the 2 guys behind me who constantly sought fault in our players rather than getting behind them.
[quote][p][bold]DavidBu[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]23rdApril1966[/bold] wrote: Just back from match. First half was a real non event, second half for first 20 mins we were second best and had Blair scored as he really should have then it may well have been a different story. But he didn't and following two goals in two minutes City really did see out the game comfortably so credit where due. The back four were very solid and whilst I have been concerned with Davies all season today , with great support from Coulson, he easily kept Blair quiet. Lowe's ability in the air has really helped and TY despite a first half booking and an opponent in their number 25 who was a real handful had a very good game. In midfield on the evidence of his debut then City may just have found the experienced old head that we have lacked in midfield over a season and a half. Penn could be just what we lacked. Overall though my MOM was Coulson who worked tirelessly from start to end. Ironically I felt that Carson, Bowman and Fletcher were all off the pace for 65 minutes and then within two minutes two of them had scored and all was well with the world. Can't be bad when despite quiet games by last two game standards that the two strikers score. One other thing that was evident was that when defending our box time and again the ball broke our way. Is that just luck turning or is it that we had better players than the Cobblers? Not sure but who cares - we are 14th and on leaving Gigg Lane I for one didn't see us winning the next three games. Happy days so let's enjoy the week and look forward to two more very winnable matches. NW, clear a space on your mantelpiece for the Mgr of Month award![/p][/quote]This was the first post I came to, where the author had, like us, been at the game. He is right, York were second best (and by quite a margin) until, out of the blue, the first goal came. Before that, City drifted in midfield, looked short of any flair and creation and gradually lost the ability to keep possession, so that by the 60 minute mark Northampton were starting to run riot. It seemed to us that it was only because of their own inability to carve paths through the penalty area that we were able to take advantage of a couple of real breaks and come out on top. We were lucky not to be two down at half time and if that had been to case and had N' hampton's final plays been more confidently executed after the break,the final score could have been an embarrassment .I put it like this to add a little balance to the other comments and to express a large note of caution. Overall, obviously, a great, if fortunate, result and 3 out of 3 is never bad.[/p][/quote]Don't agree, the match was pretty even until we scored. It was a scrappy first half, but both teams were equally guilty in that respect. Northampton did start the better in the second half, but that was no more than a 10 minute spell. I guess you were one of the 2 guys behind me who constantly sought fault in our players rather than getting behind them. uhtred
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7:26pm Mon 13 Jan 14

23rdApril1966 says...

uhtred wrote:
DavidBu wrote:
23rdApril1966 wrote:
Just back from match. First half was a real non event, second half for first 20 mins we were second best and had Blair scored as he really should have then it may well have been a different story. But he didn't and following two goals in two minutes City really did see out the game comfortably so credit where due.
The back four were very solid and whilst I have been concerned with Davies all season today , with great support from Coulson, he easily kept Blair quiet.
Lowe's ability in the air has really helped and TY despite a first half booking and an opponent in their number 25 who was a real handful had a very good game.
In midfield on the evidence of his debut then City may just have found the experienced old head that we have lacked in midfield over a season and a half. Penn could be just what we lacked.
Overall though my MOM was Coulson who worked tirelessly from start to end.
Ironically I felt that Carson, Bowman and Fletcher were all off the pace for 65 minutes and then within two minutes two of them had scored and all was well with the world. Can't be bad when despite quiet games by last two game standards that the two strikers score.
One other thing that was evident was that when defending our box time and again the ball broke our way. Is that just luck turning or is it that we had better players than the Cobblers?
Not sure but who cares - we are 14th and on leaving Gigg Lane I for one didn't see us winning the next three games. Happy days so let's enjoy the week and look forward to two more very winnable matches. NW, clear a space on your mantelpiece for the Mgr of Month award!
This was the first post I came to, where the author had, like us, been at the game. He is right, York were second best (and by quite a margin) until, out of the blue, the first goal came. Before that, City drifted in midfield, looked short of any flair and creation and gradually lost the ability to keep possession, so that by the 60 minute mark Northampton were starting to run riot. It seemed to us that it was only because of their own inability to carve paths through the penalty area that we were able to take advantage of a couple of real breaks and come out on top. We were lucky not to be two down at half time and if that had been to case and had N' hampton's final plays been more confidently executed after the break,the final score could have been an embarrassment .I put it like this to add a little balance to the other comments and to express a large note of caution.
Overall, obviously, a great, if fortunate, result and 3 out of 3 is never bad.
Don't agree, the match was pretty even until we scored. It was a scrappy first half, but both teams were equally guilty in that respect. Northampton did start the better in the second half, but that was no more than a 10 minute spell. I guess you were one of the 2 guys behind me who constantly sought fault in our players rather than getting behind them.
Nope. But I also tell it as I see it and I stand by fact that in second half we were well and truly second best until we scored. Thereafter City closed out the game with ease. That's the way I saw it anyway. To be honest you seem to be saying same as me except you say 10 mins and I say 20 mins.
[quote][p][bold]uhtred[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DavidBu[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]23rdApril1966[/bold] wrote: Just back from match. First half was a real non event, second half for first 20 mins we were second best and had Blair scored as he really should have then it may well have been a different story. But he didn't and following two goals in two minutes City really did see out the game comfortably so credit where due. The back four were very solid and whilst I have been concerned with Davies all season today , with great support from Coulson, he easily kept Blair quiet. Lowe's ability in the air has really helped and TY despite a first half booking and an opponent in their number 25 who was a real handful had a very good game. In midfield on the evidence of his debut then City may just have found the experienced old head that we have lacked in midfield over a season and a half. Penn could be just what we lacked. Overall though my MOM was Coulson who worked tirelessly from start to end. Ironically I felt that Carson, Bowman and Fletcher were all off the pace for 65 minutes and then within two minutes two of them had scored and all was well with the world. Can't be bad when despite quiet games by last two game standards that the two strikers score. One other thing that was evident was that when defending our box time and again the ball broke our way. Is that just luck turning or is it that we had better players than the Cobblers? Not sure but who cares - we are 14th and on leaving Gigg Lane I for one didn't see us winning the next three games. Happy days so let's enjoy the week and look forward to two more very winnable matches. NW, clear a space on your mantelpiece for the Mgr of Month award![/p][/quote]This was the first post I came to, where the author had, like us, been at the game. He is right, York were second best (and by quite a margin) until, out of the blue, the first goal came. Before that, City drifted in midfield, looked short of any flair and creation and gradually lost the ability to keep possession, so that by the 60 minute mark Northampton were starting to run riot. It seemed to us that it was only because of their own inability to carve paths through the penalty area that we were able to take advantage of a couple of real breaks and come out on top. We were lucky not to be two down at half time and if that had been to case and had N' hampton's final plays been more confidently executed after the break,the final score could have been an embarrassment .I put it like this to add a little balance to the other comments and to express a large note of caution. Overall, obviously, a great, if fortunate, result and 3 out of 3 is never bad.[/p][/quote]Don't agree, the match was pretty even until we scored. It was a scrappy first half, but both teams were equally guilty in that respect. Northampton did start the better in the second half, but that was no more than a 10 minute spell. I guess you were one of the 2 guys behind me who constantly sought fault in our players rather than getting behind them.[/p][/quote]Nope. But I also tell it as I see it and I stand by fact that in second half we were well and truly second best until we scored. Thereafter City closed out the game with ease. That's the way I saw it anyway. To be honest you seem to be saying same as me except you say 10 mins and I say 20 mins. 23rdApril1966
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