Match report: AFC Wimbledon 0, York City 1 - Sky Bet League Two

York Press: York City forward Michael Coulson heads in the winning goal at AFC Wimbledon York City forward Michael Coulson heads in the winning goal at AFC Wimbledon

HE might have been pipped to February’s Sky Bet League Two Manager of the Month award but York City chief Nigel Worthington is unarguably the division’s best boss so far in 2014.

Saturday’s 1-0 win at AFC Wimbledon – a team who had enjoyed four straight triumphs over the Minstermen prior to this latest meeting – means Worthington’s side have now racked up more league victories – seven – than any of their rivals since the last strains of Auld Lang Syne rang out.

A tally of 24 points, meanwhile, represents the most collected in the Football League’s basement tier during the new year – Fleetwood have won 22 – and a record of only seven goals conceded is also the best among City’s equals.

All impressive statistics that have propelled Worthington’s team from a place above the relegation zone on goal difference at the end of 2013 to a position only four points adrift of the play-off spots with 11 games left to play.

Worthington currently prefers to publicly down play the team’s hopes of gatecrashing the end-of-season promotion shoot-out but, with seventh-placed Southend, who have won just two of their 12 fixtures in 2014, still the side the chasing pack are looking to hunt down, that gap suddenly looks far from insurmountable.

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If City can continue to defend with the same resilience, determination and focus that was in evidence at Kingsmeadow and has been for most matches since Keith Lowe’s arrival in mid-November, then the prospect of a top-seven tilt certainly should not be discounted.

The efforts of Lowe, ably assisted by fellow back-four members John McCombe, Lanre Oyebanjo and Ben Davies, ensured that on-loan Charlton shot-stopper Nick Pope did not have a single save to make throughout the 90 minutes against a Wombles team that had plundered 12 goals in their last four meetings with the Minstermen.

Combative midfield performances from Russell Penn and Adam Reed also offered no small help in that respect, along with lung-busting shifts up and down both flanks by Josh Carson and Will Hayhurst.

In the final third of the pitch, Ryan Bowman continues to struggle having now gone nine games without a goal after squandering a second-half shoe-in for miss of the season, but Michael Coulson’s renaissance as a centre forward has given City an extra attacking dimension.

For the second successive weekend, Coulson was the team’s match winner, heading in the only goal of the game on 41 minutes and he proved a constant menace for the hosts with his excellent retention of possession and positive play.

Inspired by the lively former Barnsley forward, City started brightly and Bowman glanced an early header narrowly wide from Hayhurst’s left-wing cross.

Wimbledon only managed their first effort of the game on 23 minutes when right-back Barry Fuller’s curling deflected 20-yard attempt bounced wide. Striker Danny Hylton also had two presentable chances, heading wide from a Tom Richards corner and firing across the face of goal with a swift shot on the turn.

But Coulson always looked the game’s most likely marksman.

On 26 minutes, he had called home shot-stopper Ross Worner into action at his near post from a narrow angle following Reed’s quickly-taken corner.

The former Scarborough and Grimsby attacker then drove into the Dons’ penalty box before unleashing a rising strike that Worner did well to push over his crossbar, only for referee Carl Boyeson to baffle everybody by awarding a goal kick.

But Coulson would not be denied when Oyebanjo’s perfectly-arched cross from the right picked him out eight yards from goal and he headed inside Worner’s right-hand upright.

City’s goalscorer continued to be involved in all of the visitors’ most threatening second-half moments, feeding an overlapping Davies on 51 minutes to cross for Carson, who dragged his shot wide.

After Coulson had been thwarted by Worner, Carson’s follow up effort was then deflected wide with loud appeals for handball ignored by Boyeson.

Shortly afterwards, on 67 minutes, came the moment that Bowman would be best advised not to dwell on.

Worner completely missed his kick from a Will Antwi back pass and Coulson pounced, squaring to Bowman, who somehow shot wide of an open goal from six yards.

It would not prove costly, however, with the Wombles only mustering three goal attempts during the second period – Darren Jones and Hylton both heading wide from set-pieces and Aaron Morris firing out of the ground from 30 yards.

Coulson could have also claimed a second of the afternoon when he stumbled in front of goal after Bowman and Hayhurst had combined down the left channel.

It had been a highly promising afternoon for Worthington’s team, however, with a glance at the substitutes’ bench also providing plenty of cause for optimism during the remainder of the season.

Sat alongside this season’s two top scorers (Wes Fletcher and Ryan Jarvis) were two full internationals (Michael Ingham and Sander Puri), a two-time Press Player of the Year (David McGurk) and a two-time League Two promotion winner (Lewis Montrose).


York City

AFC Wimbledon 0, York City 1 (Coulson 41)

Nick Pope 7
Kept his concentration on an afternoon when he was a virtual spectator for long periods.

Lanre Oyebanjo 8
Delivered a superb cross for the only goal and got in countless blocks for his team.

Keith Lowe 8
Always in the right position to sweep up and clear the danger with another no-nonsense performance.

John McCombe 8
Stood tall in the face of Wimbledon’s aerial onslaught and won his physical contests.

Ben Davies 8
Looked confident during his forward forages and snuffed out most attacks down his flank.

Josh Carson 8
Worked tirelessly up and down the right wing and got in some good goalscoring positions.

Russell Penn 8
Refused to be intimidated and anchored the midfield with discipline and sound positional sense.

Adam Reed 7
Displayed good anticipation and speed on the ground to make several timely interceptions.

Will Hayhurst 7
Showed a willingness to drive the team forward and always positive when he received the ball.

Ryan Bowman 6
Finding the going tough, as highlighted by his horror miss, but did not let frustration get the better of him.

Michael Coulson 9
STAR MAN – lively from first whistle and caused Wimbledon a multitude of problems with his impressive ball control.

Subs: Wes Fletcher (for Hayhurst, 80), Lewis Montrose (for Reed, 85), Tom Platt (for Carson, 90). Not used: David McGurk, Michael Ingham, Sander Puri, Ryan Jarvis.


AFC Wimbledon

Ross Worner, Barry Fuller, Aaron Morris, Darren Jones, Will Antwi, Tom Richards (Chris Arthur, 61), Michael Collins, Sammy Moore, Luke Moore (Peter Sweeney, 60), Danny Hylton, Charlie Sheringham (Jack Midson, 60). Subs not used: Ashley Bayes, Alan Bennett, George Francomb, Harry Pell.

Star man: Richards – provided a willing outlet on the left.


Referee: Carl Boyeson (East Yorkshire).

Rating: 5/10 – made some puzzling oversights.

Booked: Michael Collins 46, Will Antwi 52.

Sent off: None.

Attendance: 4,182 (568 from City).

Shots on target: Wimbledon 0, City 5.

Shots off target: Wimbledon 7, City 8.

Corners: Wimbledon 6, City 4.

Fouls conceded: Wimbledon 11, City 9.

Offsides: Wimbledon 1, City 0.

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5:00pm Sat 8 Mar 14

Southern Exile says...

Ahem... 4 pts off the playoffs, don't tell anyone...
Ahem... 4 pts off the playoffs, don't tell anyone... Southern Exile
  • Score: 13

5:00pm Sat 8 Mar 14

ADAMCUTHBERT says...

Get in! Another good win! Is it too early to sense Wembley on the horizon once again?

COYR!
Get in! Another good win! Is it too early to sense Wembley on the horizon once again? COYR! ADAMCUTHBERT
  • Score: 0

5:01pm Sat 8 Mar 14

Swede Minsterman says...

I wonder... Where´s the doomsday preppers saying NW wasent cut out for this division. ;)
I wonder... Where´s the doomsday preppers saying NW wasent cut out for this division. ;) Swede Minsterman
  • Score: 5

5:04pm Sat 8 Mar 14

Boyer for England says...

ADAMCUTHBERT wrote:
Get in! Another good win! Is it too early to sense Wembley on the horizon once again?

COYR!
7th place is up for grabs. We have a real chance if we stay injury free.
[quote][p][bold]ADAMCUTHBERT[/bold] wrote: Get in! Another good win! Is it too early to sense Wembley on the horizon once again? COYR![/p][/quote]7th place is up for grabs. We have a real chance if we stay injury free. Boyer for England
  • Score: 4

5:11pm Sat 8 Mar 14

bill bailey says...

Shots 18 to 8 , 4 On target to 0,, No cards. won 1--0 , good afternoon, no knockers please . just pat on the backs. As I said at the turn of the year top eight finish, nearly there, the whole staff at the club know how positive we supporters are their response is there today with a great performance.
Shots 18 to 8 , 4 On target to 0,, No cards. won 1--0 , good afternoon, no knockers please . just pat on the backs. As I said at the turn of the year top eight finish, nearly there, the whole staff at the club know how positive we supporters are their response is there today with a great performance. bill bailey
  • Score: 8

5:11pm Sat 8 Mar 14

The Junkyard Angel says...

Good result boys, keep it going !!
Good result boys, keep it going !! The Junkyard Angel
  • Score: 6

5:12pm Sat 8 Mar 14

york fan 13 says...

Fantastic result today and results went with us as well with Plymouth and Southend both lost, shame bowman missed the sitter but the 3 points came and a well deserved result
COYR
Fantastic result today and results went with us as well with Plymouth and Southend both lost, shame bowman missed the sitter but the 3 points came and a well deserved result COYR york fan 13
  • Score: 2

5:24pm Sat 8 Mar 14

OLD - HEAD says...

Great win at a very difficult ground where wins are hard to come by. We have just got to take every game as it comes, then see where that takes us.
Great win at a very difficult ground where wins are hard to come by. We have just got to take every game as it comes, then see where that takes us. OLD - HEAD
  • Score: 14

5:25pm Sat 8 Mar 14

A user says...

Blimey, this is starting to go rather better than I expected! Splendid :)
Blimey, this is starting to go rather better than I expected! Splendid :) A user
  • Score: 4

5:33pm Sat 8 Mar 14

pip007 says...

Hitting form just at the right time. And built on a rock solid defence. Brilliant.
Hitting form just at the right time. And built on a rock solid defence. Brilliant. pip007
  • Score: 8

5:42pm Sat 8 Mar 14

duffy says...

Fantastic result today given they had won the last four against us. Keeping level headed and taking each game as it comes is important and let's see if it's possible.
Fantastic result today given they had won the last four against us. Keeping level headed and taking each game as it comes is important and let's see if it's possible. duffy
  • Score: 4

5:48pm Sat 8 Mar 14

Daley Mayall says...

OLD - HEAD wrote:
Great win at a very difficult ground where wins are hard to come by. We have just got to take every game as it comes, then see where that takes us.
You are Nigel Worthington and I claim my £5 reward...
[quote][p][bold]OLD - HEAD[/bold] wrote: Great win at a very difficult ground where wins are hard to come by. We have just got to take every game as it comes, then see where that takes us.[/p][/quote]You are Nigel Worthington and I claim my £5 reward... Daley Mayall
  • Score: 9

5:52pm Sat 8 Mar 14

alimount says...

So do we not want that 'clueless Worthington' out now?
Keep the clean sheets going and mid table or better is a certainty.
So do we not want that 'clueless Worthington' out now? Keep the clean sheets going and mid table or better is a certainty. alimount
  • Score: 5

6:50pm Sat 8 Mar 14

T.R.M1974 says...

Great turn around since the new year, great result today. NW and the players have been questioned several times this season but are now coming good, so credit is due. This is a team NW has built and he seems to be reaping the rewards fair play to the man i had my doubts but like i've said before one game at a time and just roll with it, happy days COYR!
Great turn around since the new year, great result today. NW and the players have been questioned several times this season but are now coming good, so credit is due. This is a team NW has built and he seems to be reaping the rewards fair play to the man i had my doubts but like i've said before one game at a time and just roll with it, happy days COYR! T.R.M1974
  • Score: 8

6:50pm Sat 8 Mar 14

SelseyBill says...

The defence are playing well. The goals are coming and we are winning games. Some one please tell me about the game. Maybe I will get to the Portsmouth game. Come city keep the results.
The defence are playing well. The goals are coming and we are winning games. Some one please tell me about the game. Maybe I will get to the Portsmouth game. Come city keep the results. SelseyBill
  • Score: 1

6:52pm Sat 8 Mar 14

SelseyBill says...

SelseyBill wrote:
The defence are playing well. The goals are coming and we are winning games. Some one please tell me about the game. Maybe I will get to the Portsmouth game. Come city keep the results.
Going our way.
[quote][p][bold]SelseyBill[/bold] wrote: The defence are playing well. The goals are coming and we are winning games. Some one please tell me about the game. Maybe I will get to the Portsmouth game. Come city keep the results.[/p][/quote]Going our way. SelseyBill
  • Score: 2

6:53pm Sat 8 Mar 14

ian923 says...

Excellent win giants a difficult side. We were on top all game and we have to reproduce such performances at home. Nice to see Wes back from the bench in 2nd half and Coulo strikes again.
Excellent win giants a difficult side. We were on top all game and we have to reproduce such performances at home. Nice to see Wes back from the bench in 2nd half and Coulo strikes again. ian923
  • Score: 1

7:39pm Sat 8 Mar 14

driffyorkie says...

Defence look solid and we are the form team in the league. Win at mansfield on tuesday and where likely to be a 1 point off the play offs as soutend are at scunny. Happy days!!

E I E I E I O...............
Defence look solid and we are the form team in the league. Win at mansfield on tuesday and where likely to be a 1 point off the play offs as soutend are at scunny. Happy days!! E I E I E I O............... driffyorkie
  • Score: 0

7:59pm Sat 8 Mar 14

Budgie says...

We are watching the team that NW built, bringing in seasoned players and a spot of youth has transformed the results.
We are watching the team that NW built, bringing in seasoned players and a spot of youth has transformed the results. Budgie
  • Score: 3

8:09pm Sat 8 Mar 14

goreds says...

worthy has constructed a side capable of gatecrashing the playoffs (7th place), 4 clean sheets in last 6 is the key to it, lowe and mccombe seem to be the best centre half pairing in the league at the moment. coulo also chipping with goals at the right time. if we get fletch and jarvo back involved and banging in the goals itll be a very interesting run-in for the right reasons this year
worthy has constructed a side capable of gatecrashing the playoffs (7th place), 4 clean sheets in last 6 is the key to it, lowe and mccombe seem to be the best centre half pairing in the league at the moment. coulo also chipping with goals at the right time. if we get fletch and jarvo back involved and banging in the goals itll be a very interesting run-in for the right reasons this year goreds
  • Score: 4

9:30pm Sat 8 Mar 14

chuckabuttie says...

Great stuff. Enjoyed that and Coulson was tops. Defensively I can't remember us being better for years and Lowe / McCombe are tres impressive. Here for the Mansfield and Wycombe games before heading back the states. A week or so back I said I'd go back happy with 46 points. Now being greedy and wanf to go home with 50 under the belt. Also looking to find an excuse and cash to get over for the Bury / Newport games but need to persuade Mrs Buttie first

COYR
Great stuff. Enjoyed that and Coulson was tops. Defensively I can't remember us being better for years and Lowe / McCombe are tres impressive. Here for the Mansfield and Wycombe games before heading back the states. A week or so back I said I'd go back happy with 46 points. Now being greedy and wanf to go home with 50 under the belt. Also looking to find an excuse and cash to get over for the Bury / Newport games but need to persuade Mrs Buttie first COYR chuckabuttie
  • Score: 1

9:32pm Sat 8 Mar 14

23rdApril1966 says...

Just back from match. A real physical battle, I'd say as physical a battle as we've seen this season. Reminded me of trips to Histon.
Credit to the entire side they really did put in a shift. Again the central defenders were superb and as with Fleetwood second half against the gale I just don't think previous central defensive pairings would have secured this result.
Second half looked a good penalty shout based on player appeals. The miss by Bowman was a howler of epic proportions real time so hope it is shown tonight on FL Show.
Coulson also missed a great chance so could have been a wide margin.
There was a brief interview with their manager on Radio BBC London...in summary he said Wimbledon were outfought, outplayed and outmuscled for 90 minutes and got exactly what they deserved. Sweet.
And as for the lucky maroon jumper well it is now worn 4 away won 4 away as the Wombles are added to the Cobblers, Codheads and Pilgrims. Just put it in linen basket ahead of The Stags on Tuesday.
Another day when the away following - 568 today - see better fare than the home faithful.....a good day to be a City fan.
Just back from match. A real physical battle, I'd say as physical a battle as we've seen this season. Reminded me of trips to Histon. Credit to the entire side they really did put in a shift. Again the central defenders were superb and as with Fleetwood second half against the gale I just don't think previous central defensive pairings would have secured this result. Second half looked a good penalty shout based on player appeals. The miss by Bowman was a howler of epic proportions real time so hope it is shown tonight on FL Show. Coulson also missed a great chance so could have been a wide margin. There was a brief interview with their manager on Radio BBC London...in summary he said Wimbledon were outfought, outplayed and outmuscled for 90 minutes and got exactly what they deserved. Sweet. And as for the lucky maroon jumper well it is now worn 4 away won 4 away as the Wombles are added to the Cobblers, Codheads and Pilgrims. Just put it in linen basket ahead of The Stags on Tuesday. Another day when the away following - 568 today - see better fare than the home faithful.....a good day to be a City fan. 23rdApril1966
  • Score: 15

9:37pm Sat 8 Mar 14

OLD - HEAD says...

Daley Mayall wrote:
OLD - HEAD wrote: Great win at a very difficult ground where wins are hard to come by. We have just got to take every game as it comes, then see where that takes us.
You are Nigel Worthington and I claim my £5 reward...
"Dam" - I have been rumbled!
[quote][p][bold]Daley Mayall[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OLD - HEAD[/bold] wrote: Great win at a very difficult ground where wins are hard to come by. We have just got to take every game as it comes, then see where that takes us.[/p][/quote]You are Nigel Worthington and I claim my £5 reward...[/p][/quote]"Dam" - I have been rumbled! OLD - HEAD
  • Score: 5

10:01pm Sat 8 Mar 14

erniet says...

Great performance. Top class defending especially the CBs. Should have finished it off during a very good spell in the second half when we played some good stuff. Bowman's miss probably the worst I've seen in pro football, a real youtube moment! Hayhurst had his best game for us. What a daft league this is when the 22nd team are 10 pts from the playoffs at such a late stage!
Great performance. Top class defending especially the CBs. Should have finished it off during a very good spell in the second half when we played some good stuff. Bowman's miss probably the worst I've seen in pro football, a real youtube moment! Hayhurst had his best game for us. What a daft league this is when the 22nd team are 10 pts from the playoffs at such a late stage! erniet
  • Score: 0

11:05pm Sat 8 Mar 14

openallhours says...

Budgie wrote:
We are watching the team that NW built, bringing in seasoned players and a spot of youth has transformed the results.
Well said Budgie. All down to NW, and just to think that quite a few on here wanted him sacked only a few weeks ago. Still a very tight league, but the signs are there for a strong finish.
[quote][p][bold]Budgie[/bold] wrote: We are watching the team that NW built, bringing in seasoned players and a spot of youth has transformed the results.[/p][/quote]Well said Budgie. All down to NW, and just to think that quite a few on here wanted him sacked only a few weeks ago. Still a very tight league, but the signs are there for a strong finish. openallhours
  • Score: 1

11:50pm Sat 8 Mar 14

TheBurton says...

It's great to see now that we can take the lead and look like scoring more while defending solidly. This could not be said same time last year. I mean no disrespect to any of the defense last year, but Worthington has brought in some great players at the back where we looked leaky. Great stuff.
It's great to see now that we can take the lead and look like scoring more while defending solidly. This could not be said same time last year. I mean no disrespect to any of the defense last year, but Worthington has brought in some great players at the back where we looked leaky. Great stuff. TheBurton
  • Score: 2

12:51am Sun 9 Mar 14

PositiveFootball says...

lots of wise comments after the event but no one has the balls to pin their opinions to the mast re the last post about our points total at the end of the season. I've celebrated the City win - I am little ****, goodnight my friends.
lots of wise comments after the event but no one has the balls to pin their opinions to the mast re the last post about our points total at the end of the season. I've celebrated the City win - I am little ****, goodnight my friends. PositiveFootball
  • Score: -1

4:34am Sun 9 Mar 14

haveapasty says...

Any Saturday afternoon where the four teams directly above you lose their matches and you win can only be considered a good weekend, no matter the margin or the appalling nature of bowmans miss. However, he did leap for every ball and make his presence felt. With about two moths left of the season, let's be optimistic, let's be bold for once, and let's believe that we can very realistically reach these play offs, especially playing 17th, 18th, 19th and 24th in our next games! As the chant would almost say, Nigel worthington could maybe take us up! Believe york fans, this is a good time to be a minsterman.
Any Saturday afternoon where the four teams directly above you lose their matches and you win can only be considered a good weekend, no matter the margin or the appalling nature of bowmans miss. However, he did leap for every ball and make his presence felt. With about two moths left of the season, let's be optimistic, let's be bold for once, and let's believe that we can very realistically reach these play offs, especially playing 17th, 18th, 19th and 24th in our next games! As the chant would almost say, Nigel worthington could maybe take us up! Believe york fans, this is a good time to be a minsterman. haveapasty
  • Score: 1

6:56am Sun 9 Mar 14

Mickey T says...

The 2nd Div is very very competitive. It is the only division out of the four that no side can average 2pts a game at the top end. I for one do not go with the idea we can reach the play-offs because we are playing teams below us in the next four games. Scunthorpe, Newport, Hartlepool, Chesterfield, Plymouth, Southend and Rochdale maybe all thought the same on Saturday, until 4.55pm.
Excellent result yesterday with another hard game coming up on Tuesday that will go along way to telling us IF the play-offs are a reality or not. Just goes to show what you can acheive with dominant ball winners at centre half and a commanding keeper. One game at a time, confidence is a big thing, and we should have that in abundance.
The 2nd Div is very very competitive. It is the only division out of the four that no side can average 2pts a game at the top end. I for one do not go with the idea we can reach the play-offs because we are playing teams below us in the next four games. Scunthorpe, Newport, Hartlepool, Chesterfield, Plymouth, Southend and Rochdale maybe all thought the same on Saturday, until 4.55pm. Excellent result yesterday with another hard game coming up on Tuesday that will go along way to telling us IF the play-offs are a reality or not. Just goes to show what you can acheive with dominant ball winners at centre half and a commanding keeper. One game at a time, confidence is a big thing, and we should have that in abundance. Mickey T
  • Score: 7

8:56am Sun 9 Mar 14

23rdApril1966 says...

Thought it looked a miss of epic proportions at the time. Just seen the FL Highlights. It sure was. Saving one for Tuesday hopefully!
Thought it looked a miss of epic proportions at the time. Just seen the FL Highlights. It sure was. Saving one for Tuesday hopefully! 23rdApril1966
  • Score: 0

9:01am Sun 9 Mar 14

bill bailey says...

I sit here and reflect on a lot of comments made about NW over the last few months, " Kick him out " " Kick out the Chairman" "Kick out the tea lady" Now it seems the knockers have gone to Church recently and asked to be foregiven
just shows what a bit of FAITH can do..Make no mistake this was a bit result.
I sit here and reflect on a lot of comments made about NW over the last few months, " Kick him out " " Kick out the Chairman" "Kick out the tea lady" Now it seems the knockers have gone to Church recently and asked to be foregiven just shows what a bit of FAITH can do..Make no mistake this was a bit result. bill bailey
  • Score: 0

9:06am Sun 9 Mar 14

T.R.M1974 says...

bill bailey wrote:
I sit here and reflect on a lot of comments made about NW over the last few months, " Kick him out " " Kick out the Chairman" "Kick out the tea lady" Now it seems the knockers have gone to Church recently and asked to be foregiven
just shows what a bit of FAITH can do..Make no mistake this was a bit result.
Bill we are from Yorkshire its in our DNA to have a moan and be pessimistic bring on Mansfield COYR!
[quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: I sit here and reflect on a lot of comments made about NW over the last few months, " Kick him out " " Kick out the Chairman" "Kick out the tea lady" Now it seems the knockers have gone to Church recently and asked to be foregiven just shows what a bit of FAITH can do..Make no mistake this was a bit result.[/p][/quote]Bill we are from Yorkshire its in our DNA to have a moan and be pessimistic bring on Mansfield COYR! T.R.M1974
  • Score: 11

9:08am Sun 9 Mar 14

dadster says...

Mickey T wrote:
The 2nd Div is very very competitive. It is the only division out of the four that no side can average 2pts a game at the top end. I for one do not go with the idea we can reach the play-offs because we are playing teams below us in the next four games. Scunthorpe, Newport, Hartlepool, Chesterfield, Plymouth, Southend and Rochdale maybe all thought the same on Saturday, until 4.55pm.
Excellent result yesterday with another hard game coming up on Tuesday that will go along way to telling us IF the play-offs are a reality or not. Just goes to show what you can acheive with dominant ball winners at centre half and a commanding keeper. One game at a time, confidence is a big thing, and we should have that in abundance.
Fully agree with this post about how tight this league is.

Another great result yesterday and again we look defensively very good. It would be great if we could get Pope signed next season even if its on loan as he is the best keeper we've had for ages and along with Lowe and McCombe has made a massive difference. The spine of the team currently looks very solid.

Regards the play offs, yes it should be the aim but for me its about continuing to build for a tilt at them next season.
[quote][p][bold]Mickey T[/bold] wrote: The 2nd Div is very very competitive. It is the only division out of the four that no side can average 2pts a game at the top end. I for one do not go with the idea we can reach the play-offs because we are playing teams below us in the next four games. Scunthorpe, Newport, Hartlepool, Chesterfield, Plymouth, Southend and Rochdale maybe all thought the same on Saturday, until 4.55pm. Excellent result yesterday with another hard game coming up on Tuesday that will go along way to telling us IF the play-offs are a reality or not. Just goes to show what you can acheive with dominant ball winners at centre half and a commanding keeper. One game at a time, confidence is a big thing, and we should have that in abundance.[/p][/quote]Fully agree with this post about how tight this league is. Another great result yesterday and again we look defensively very good. It would be great if we could get Pope signed next season even if its on loan as he is the best keeper we've had for ages and along with Lowe and McCombe has made a massive difference. The spine of the team currently looks very solid. Regards the play offs, yes it should be the aim but for me its about continuing to build for a tilt at them next season. dadster
  • Score: 8

9:35am Sun 9 Mar 14

born&breed says...

Good honest performance from a well drilled side - Lowe and McCombe solid, unruffled - hard to pick a man of the match overall, but Coulson never stopped running. Nice to see Wes back - bit worried when he chased a ball with five minutes to go - started off five yards behind the defender - finished up five yards ahead and winning a corner - fully committed and hopefully fully fit. When you get three point away, like the trip to Plymouth, on the return the mile just fly past. Bring on the Stags
Good honest performance from a well drilled side - Lowe and McCombe solid, unruffled - hard to pick a man of the match overall, but Coulson never stopped running. Nice to see Wes back - bit worried when he chased a ball with five minutes to go - started off five yards behind the defender - finished up five yards ahead and winning a corner - fully committed and hopefully fully fit. When you get three point away, like the trip to Plymouth, on the return the mile just fly past. Bring on the Stags born&breed
  • Score: 2

11:01am Sun 9 Mar 14

bill bailey says...

T.R.M1974 wrote:
bill bailey wrote:
I sit here and reflect on a lot of comments made about NW over the last few months, " Kick him out " " Kick out the Chairman" "Kick out the tea lady" Now it seems the knockers have gone to Church recently and asked to be foregiven
just shows what a bit of FAITH can do..Make no mistake this was a bit result.
Bill we are from Yorkshire its in our DNA to have a moan and be pessimistic bring on Mansfield COYR!
Sorry about that T,R,M, I'm just learning about Yorkshiremen. I thought we were all the same, how long have i got to live here before I qualify ?
lol.
[quote][p][bold]T.R.M1974[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: I sit here and reflect on a lot of comments made about NW over the last few months, " Kick him out " " Kick out the Chairman" "Kick out the tea lady" Now it seems the knockers have gone to Church recently and asked to be foregiven just shows what a bit of FAITH can do..Make no mistake this was a bit result.[/p][/quote]Bill we are from Yorkshire its in our DNA to have a moan and be pessimistic bring on Mansfield COYR![/p][/quote]Sorry about that T,R,M, I'm just learning about Yorkshiremen. I thought we were all the same, how long have i got to live here before I qualify ? lol. bill bailey
  • Score: -3

11:05am Sun 9 Mar 14

beeryjack5on says...

T.R.M1974 wrote:
bill bailey wrote:
I sit here and reflect on a lot of comments made about NW over the last few months, " Kick him out " " Kick out the Chairman" "Kick out the tea lady" Now it seems the knockers have gone to Church recently and asked to be foregiven
just shows what a bit of FAITH can do..Make no mistake this was a bit result.
Bill we are from Yorkshire its in our DNA to have a moan and be pessimistic bring on Mansfield COYR!
Yes - but bless him for his unswerving loyalty....
[quote][p][bold]T.R.M1974[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: I sit here and reflect on a lot of comments made about NW over the last few months, " Kick him out " " Kick out the Chairman" "Kick out the tea lady" Now it seems the knockers have gone to Church recently and asked to be foregiven just shows what a bit of FAITH can do..Make no mistake this was a bit result.[/p][/quote]Bill we are from Yorkshire its in our DNA to have a moan and be pessimistic bring on Mansfield COYR![/p][/quote]Yes - but bless him for his unswerving loyalty.... beeryjack5on
  • Score: -1

11:22am Sun 9 Mar 14

Yorkie41 says...

bill bailey wrote:
T.R.M1974 wrote:
bill bailey wrote:
I sit here and reflect on a lot of comments made about NW over the last few months, " Kick him out " " Kick out the Chairman" "Kick out the tea lady" Now it seems the knockers have gone to Church recently and asked to be foregiven
just shows what a bit of FAITH can do..Make no mistake this was a bit result.
Bill we are from Yorkshire its in our DNA to have a moan and be pessimistic bring on Mansfield COYR!
Sorry about that T,R,M, I'm just learning about Yorkshiremen. I thought we were all the same, how long have i got to live here before I qualify ?
lol.
Your to old Bill. ha ha
[quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]T.R.M1974[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: I sit here and reflect on a lot of comments made about NW over the last few months, " Kick him out " " Kick out the Chairman" "Kick out the tea lady" Now it seems the knockers have gone to Church recently and asked to be foregiven just shows what a bit of FAITH can do..Make no mistake this was a bit result.[/p][/quote]Bill we are from Yorkshire its in our DNA to have a moan and be pessimistic bring on Mansfield COYR![/p][/quote]Sorry about that T,R,M, I'm just learning about Yorkshiremen. I thought we were all the same, how long have i got to live here before I qualify ? lol.[/p][/quote]Your to old Bill. ha ha Yorkie41
  • Score: -1

11:32am Sun 9 Mar 14

RooBeck says...

Great win and three points and at this time of the season it's about results and we are getting the right ones and also playing well! So, plenty for all connected to the club to be up-beat about as we enter the last eleven games. Ryan Bowman's miss was a howler but would start him at the One Call on Tuesday, as he will be fired-up and wanting to atone and will also give us some aerial/physical presence against another no-nonsense team. COYR.
Great win and three points and at this time of the season it's about results and we are getting the right ones and also playing well! So, plenty for all connected to the club to be up-beat about as we enter the last eleven games. Ryan Bowman's miss was a howler but would start him at the One Call on Tuesday, as he will be fired-up and wanting to atone and will also give us some aerial/physical presence against another no-nonsense team. COYR. RooBeck
  • Score: 1

11:46am Sun 9 Mar 14

23rdApril1966 says...

bill bailey wrote:
I sit here and reflect on a lot of comments made about NW over the last few months, " Kick him out " " Kick out the Chairman" "Kick out the tea lady" Now it seems the knockers have gone to Church recently and asked to be foregiven
just shows what a bit of FAITH can do..Make no mistake this was a bit result.
Bill, my recollection is that most observers have questioned NW's tactics rather than call for his head. Particularly in home games. What cannot be doubted is that he had a good January transfer window adding age, experience and guile which was lacking. All posters on this site will likely be posting long after NW's departure and all are entitled to their views. Equally so it is a fact that all sites such as this will attract a number of wind up merchants who should be ignored. Such is the reality of an Internet Age.
Today though with 46pts from 35 games seemed an impossible ask as we exited Gigg Lane on 29th December.
Whilst of course I'd love it - really love it - if we made the Play Offs, the pragmatist in me tells me that I don't think we are ready either on the pitch or off it just yet. Time will tell and isn't that the beauty of the game?
[quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: I sit here and reflect on a lot of comments made about NW over the last few months, " Kick him out " " Kick out the Chairman" "Kick out the tea lady" Now it seems the knockers have gone to Church recently and asked to be foregiven just shows what a bit of FAITH can do..Make no mistake this was a bit result.[/p][/quote]Bill, my recollection is that most observers have questioned NW's tactics rather than call for his head. Particularly in home games. What cannot be doubted is that he had a good January transfer window adding age, experience and guile which was lacking. All posters on this site will likely be posting long after NW's departure and all are entitled to their views. Equally so it is a fact that all sites such as this will attract a number of wind up merchants who should be ignored. Such is the reality of an Internet Age. Today though with 46pts from 35 games seemed an impossible ask as we exited Gigg Lane on 29th December. Whilst of course I'd love it - really love it - if we made the Play Offs, the pragmatist in me tells me that I don't think we are ready either on the pitch or off it just yet. Time will tell and isn't that the beauty of the game? 23rdApril1966
  • Score: 14

11:47am Sun 9 Mar 14

PositiveFootball says...

bill bailey wrote:
T.R.M1974 wrote:
bill bailey wrote:
I sit here and reflect on a lot of comments made about NW over the last few months, " Kick him out " " Kick out the Chairman" "Kick out the tea lady" Now it seems the knockers have gone to Church recently and asked to be foregiven
just shows what a bit of FAITH can do..Make no mistake this was a bit result.
Bill we are from Yorkshire its in our DNA to have a moan and be pessimistic bring on Mansfield COYR!
Sorry about that T,R,M, I'm just learning about Yorkshiremen. I thought we were all the same, how long have i got to live here before I qualify ?
lol.
Repeat the following three times BB ‘Hear all, see all, say now't, tak' all, keep all, gie now't, and if tha ever does ow't for now't do it for thysen.’

BTW with your amazing powers of prediction - can you let us know how many points City will finish the season with?
[quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]T.R.M1974[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: I sit here and reflect on a lot of comments made about NW over the last few months, " Kick him out " " Kick out the Chairman" "Kick out the tea lady" Now it seems the knockers have gone to Church recently and asked to be foregiven just shows what a bit of FAITH can do..Make no mistake this was a bit result.[/p][/quote]Bill we are from Yorkshire its in our DNA to have a moan and be pessimistic bring on Mansfield COYR![/p][/quote]Sorry about that T,R,M, I'm just learning about Yorkshiremen. I thought we were all the same, how long have i got to live here before I qualify ? lol.[/p][/quote]Repeat the following three times BB ‘Hear all, see all, say now't, tak' all, keep all, gie now't, and if tha ever does ow't for now't do it for thysen.’ BTW with your amazing powers of prediction - can you let us know how many points City will finish the season with? PositiveFootball
  • Score: 0

11:59am Sun 9 Mar 14

lifelong says...

Nobody mentions the most sensational result of the day.....who was the best team to visit Bootham Crescent this season and bring on all the knockers...me included.....none other than Chesterfield!! Accrington Stanley who are miles behind City were three up at half time!!
Well played York again in defeating a team who have been our bogey team on the last 5 visits!
I only listened to BP and for once he got it right with York dominating the game and fully justifying the three points. But why does NW make it such a nerve jangling final 15 minutes by bringing on defensive subs and thinking that one goal is going to see us home.
With another away game on Tuesday we must be in credit for home fixtures as City enter the final phase. Recent years show that York are constantly in with a shout of going down or in the play offs!! Never a dull moment at Bootham Crescent!
Nobody mentions the most sensational result of the day.....who was the best team to visit Bootham Crescent this season and bring on all the knockers...me included.....none other than Chesterfield!! Accrington Stanley who are miles behind City were three up at half time!! Well played York again in defeating a team who have been our bogey team on the last 5 visits! I only listened to BP and for once he got it right with York dominating the game and fully justifying the three points. But why does NW make it such a nerve jangling final 15 minutes by bringing on defensive subs and thinking that one goal is going to see us home. With another away game on Tuesday we must be in credit for home fixtures as City enter the final phase. Recent years show that York are constantly in with a shout of going down or in the play offs!! Never a dull moment at Bootham Crescent! lifelong
  • Score: 1

1:24pm Sun 9 Mar 14

bill bailey says...

23rdApril1966 wrote:
bill bailey wrote:
I sit here and reflect on a lot of comments made about NW over the last few months, " Kick him out " " Kick out the Chairman" "Kick out the tea lady" Now it seems the knockers have gone to Church recently and asked to be foregiven
just shows what a bit of FAITH can do..Make no mistake this was a bit result.
Bill, my recollection is that most observers have questioned NW's tactics rather than call for his head. Particularly in home games. What cannot be doubted is that he had a good January transfer window adding age, experience and guile which was lacking. All posters on this site will likely be posting long after NW's departure and all are entitled to their views. Equally so it is a fact that all sites such as this will attract a number of wind up merchants who should be ignored. Such is the reality of an Internet Age.
Today though with 46pts from 35 games seemed an impossible ask as we exited Gigg Lane on 29th December.
Whilst of course I'd love it - really love it - if we made the Play Offs, the pragmatist in me tells me that I don't think we are ready either on the pitch or off it just yet. Time will tell and isn't that the beauty of the game?
April..One couldn't argue with what you say, Likewise the pragmatist in me says, if we take that view we will never be ready.
My old boss always said "If your good enough your old enough" like water you'll find your level, I truly believe this team is 3 players short of the step up,
and finding them is not that hard , Yes, money will always be the defining factor, This last 3 games has been the eye open , and players are maturing
if we are fortunate to go up I cant see a problem, I only hope we don't loose NW, The manager and Board have confidence in each other , NW is not a b+++ Sh ++++ who diving in and out of clubs , I really believe this club is one of the best presented clubs in the country and stepping up a league possess no problems in the administration or getting the players needed.
[quote][p][bold]23rdApril1966[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: I sit here and reflect on a lot of comments made about NW over the last few months, " Kick him out " " Kick out the Chairman" "Kick out the tea lady" Now it seems the knockers have gone to Church recently and asked to be foregiven just shows what a bit of FAITH can do..Make no mistake this was a bit result.[/p][/quote]Bill, my recollection is that most observers have questioned NW's tactics rather than call for his head. Particularly in home games. What cannot be doubted is that he had a good January transfer window adding age, experience and guile which was lacking. All posters on this site will likely be posting long after NW's departure and all are entitled to their views. Equally so it is a fact that all sites such as this will attract a number of wind up merchants who should be ignored. Such is the reality of an Internet Age. Today though with 46pts from 35 games seemed an impossible ask as we exited Gigg Lane on 29th December. Whilst of course I'd love it - really love it - if we made the Play Offs, the pragmatist in me tells me that I don't think we are ready either on the pitch or off it just yet. Time will tell and isn't that the beauty of the game?[/p][/quote]April..One couldn't argue with what you say, Likewise the pragmatist in me says, if we take that view we will never be ready. My old boss always said "If your good enough your old enough" like water you'll find your level, I truly believe this team is 3 players short of the step up, and finding them is not that hard , Yes, money will always be the defining factor, This last 3 games has been the eye open , and players are maturing if we are fortunate to go up I cant see a problem, I only hope we don't loose NW, The manager and Board have confidence in each other , NW is not a b+++ Sh ++++ who diving in and out of clubs , I really believe this club is one of the best presented clubs in the country and stepping up a league possess no problems in the administration or getting the players needed. bill bailey
  • Score: -2

1:33pm Sun 9 Mar 14

beeryjack5on says...

bill bailey wrote:
23rdApril1966 wrote:
bill bailey wrote:
I sit here and reflect on a lot of comments made about NW over the last few months, " Kick him out " " Kick out the Chairman" "Kick out the tea lady" Now it seems the knockers have gone to Church recently and asked to be foregiven
just shows what a bit of FAITH can do..Make no mistake this was a bit result.
Bill, my recollection is that most observers have questioned NW's tactics rather than call for his head. Particularly in home games. What cannot be doubted is that he had a good January transfer window adding age, experience and guile which was lacking. All posters on this site will likely be posting long after NW's departure and all are entitled to their views. Equally so it is a fact that all sites such as this will attract a number of wind up merchants who should be ignored. Such is the reality of an Internet Age.
Today though with 46pts from 35 games seemed an impossible ask as we exited Gigg Lane on 29th December.
Whilst of course I'd love it - really love it - if we made the Play Offs, the pragmatist in me tells me that I don't think we are ready either on the pitch or off it just yet. Time will tell and isn't that the beauty of the game?
April..One couldn't argue with what you say, Likewise the pragmatist in me says, if we take that view we will never be ready.
My old boss always said "If your good enough your old enough" like water you'll find your level, I truly believe this team is 3 players short of the step up,
and finding them is not that hard , Yes, money will always be the defining factor, This last 3 games has been the eye open , and players are maturing
if we are fortunate to go up I cant see a problem, I only hope we don't loose NW, The manager and Board have confidence in each other , NW is not a b+++ Sh ++++ who diving in and out of clubs , I really believe this club is one of the best presented clubs in the country and stepping up a league possess no problems in the administration or getting the players needed.
Great comment. Just shows how the board and manager have gelled. Fantastic result, great that Coulson is getting some success, what a great team this must be to play in. The play offs are all about timing, which might just be on our side at the mo...
[quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]23rdApril1966[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: I sit here and reflect on a lot of comments made about NW over the last few months, " Kick him out " " Kick out the Chairman" "Kick out the tea lady" Now it seems the knockers have gone to Church recently and asked to be foregiven just shows what a bit of FAITH can do..Make no mistake this was a bit result.[/p][/quote]Bill, my recollection is that most observers have questioned NW's tactics rather than call for his head. Particularly in home games. What cannot be doubted is that he had a good January transfer window adding age, experience and guile which was lacking. All posters on this site will likely be posting long after NW's departure and all are entitled to their views. Equally so it is a fact that all sites such as this will attract a number of wind up merchants who should be ignored. Such is the reality of an Internet Age. Today though with 46pts from 35 games seemed an impossible ask as we exited Gigg Lane on 29th December. Whilst of course I'd love it - really love it - if we made the Play Offs, the pragmatist in me tells me that I don't think we are ready either on the pitch or off it just yet. Time will tell and isn't that the beauty of the game?[/p][/quote]April..One couldn't argue with what you say, Likewise the pragmatist in me says, if we take that view we will never be ready. My old boss always said "If your good enough your old enough" like water you'll find your level, I truly believe this team is 3 players short of the step up, and finding them is not that hard , Yes, money will always be the defining factor, This last 3 games has been the eye open , and players are maturing if we are fortunate to go up I cant see a problem, I only hope we don't loose NW, The manager and Board have confidence in each other , NW is not a b+++ Sh ++++ who diving in and out of clubs , I really believe this club is one of the best presented clubs in the country and stepping up a league possess no problems in the administration or getting the players needed.[/p][/quote]Great comment. Just shows how the board and manager have gelled. Fantastic result, great that Coulson is getting some success, what a great team this must be to play in. The play offs are all about timing, which might just be on our side at the mo... beeryjack5on
  • Score: 0

2:08pm Sun 9 Mar 14

DavidBu says...

chuckabuttie wrote:
Great stuff. Enjoyed that and Coulson was tops. Defensively I can't remember us being better for years and Lowe / McCombe are tres impressive. Here for the Mansfield and Wycombe games before heading back the states. A week or so back I said I'd go back happy with 46 points. Now being greedy and wanf to go home with 50 under the belt. Also looking to find an excuse and cash to get over for the Bury / Newport games but need to persuade Mrs Buttie first

COYR
We seem to be able to attract 3000 at home and yet have a massive worldwide fanbase! There's that chap in Dubai and I've just got back from Delhi; we now seem to have a UK/USA commuter fan.
We are a select band, but we all know a Club worthy to follow.
Proud to be York
[quote][p][bold]chuckabuttie[/bold] wrote: Great stuff. Enjoyed that and Coulson was tops. Defensively I can't remember us being better for years and Lowe / McCombe are tres impressive. Here for the Mansfield and Wycombe games before heading back the states. A week or so back I said I'd go back happy with 46 points. Now being greedy and wanf to go home with 50 under the belt. Also looking to find an excuse and cash to get over for the Bury / Newport games but need to persuade Mrs Buttie first COYR[/p][/quote]We seem to be able to attract 3000 at home and yet have a massive worldwide fanbase! There's that chap in Dubai and I've just got back from Delhi; we now seem to have a UK/USA commuter fan. We are a select band, but we all know a Club worthy to follow. Proud to be York DavidBu
  • Score: 6

2:16pm Sun 9 Mar 14

Justin7 says...

Everyone to Mansfield!
Everyone to Mansfield! Justin7
  • Score: 2

3:40pm Sun 9 Mar 14

No.4-IanHolmes says...

DavidBu wrote:
chuckabuttie wrote:
Great stuff. Enjoyed that and Coulson was tops. Defensively I can't remember us being better for years and Lowe / McCombe are tres impressive. Here for the Mansfield and Wycombe games before heading back the states. A week or so back I said I'd go back happy with 46 points. Now being greedy and wanf to go home with 50 under the belt. Also looking to find an excuse and cash to get over for the Bury / Newport games but need to persuade Mrs Buttie first

COYR
We seem to be able to attract 3000 at home and yet have a massive worldwide fanbase! There's that chap in Dubai and I've just got back from Delhi; we now seem to have a UK/USA commuter fan.
We are a select band, but we all know a Club worthy to follow.
Proud to be York
And there's also a guy who now lives in Oz and has just nipped back (again) for a couple of weeks so he can take in some games.
[quote][p][bold]DavidBu[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]chuckabuttie[/bold] wrote: Great stuff. Enjoyed that and Coulson was tops. Defensively I can't remember us being better for years and Lowe / McCombe are tres impressive. Here for the Mansfield and Wycombe games before heading back the states. A week or so back I said I'd go back happy with 46 points. Now being greedy and wanf to go home with 50 under the belt. Also looking to find an excuse and cash to get over for the Bury / Newport games but need to persuade Mrs Buttie first COYR[/p][/quote]We seem to be able to attract 3000 at home and yet have a massive worldwide fanbase! There's that chap in Dubai and I've just got back from Delhi; we now seem to have a UK/USA commuter fan. We are a select band, but we all know a Club worthy to follow. Proud to be York[/p][/quote]And there's also a guy who now lives in Oz and has just nipped back (again) for a couple of weeks so he can take in some games. No.4-IanHolmes
  • Score: 1

4:17pm Sun 9 Mar 14

bill bailey says...

Since I moved from Somerset (10yrs ago)there are at leased two car loads go and watch them when they play down that way, My son and his mates are Bristol City fans but went to our match yesterday, he said its the second best match he has seen this season. there will be a coach load coming up for a weekend with their wives an come to a match in APRIL, He said they played great football and should have had at leased 3 goals Banjo and Lowe were the pick but they all put in a good shift.
Since I moved from Somerset (10yrs ago)there are at leased two car loads go and watch them when they play down that way, My son and his mates are Bristol City fans but went to our match yesterday, he said its the second best match he has seen this season. there will be a coach load coming up for a weekend with their wives an come to a match in APRIL, He said they played great football and should have had at leased 3 goals Banjo and Lowe were the pick but they all put in a good shift. bill bailey
  • Score: 1

4:39pm Sun 9 Mar 14

OLD - HEAD says...

Classic radio commentary from Barry Parker as usual. Comments like "One team is going to win this", "Platt is coming on for Reed" (Chris Jones said "Actually Barry, its Montrose who is coming on") and finally a wonderful description of "Bubbles" rising up and out of the football ground.
Classic radio commentary from Barry Parker as usual. Comments like "One team is going to win this", "Platt is coming on for Reed" (Chris Jones said "Actually Barry, its Montrose who is coming on") and finally a wonderful description of "Bubbles" rising up and out of the football ground. OLD - HEAD
  • Score: 1

6:47pm Sun 9 Mar 14

pip007 says...

DavidBu wrote:
chuckabuttie wrote:
Great stuff. Enjoyed that and Coulson was tops. Defensively I can't remember us being better for years and Lowe / McCombe are tres impressive. Here for the Mansfield and Wycombe games before heading back the states. A week or so back I said I'd go back happy with 46 points. Now being greedy and wanf to go home with 50 under the belt. Also looking to find an excuse and cash to get over for the Bury / Newport games but need to persuade Mrs Buttie first

COYR
We seem to be able to attract 3000 at home and yet have a massive worldwide fanbase! There's that chap in Dubai and I've just got back from Delhi; we now seem to have a UK/USA commuter fan.
We are a select band, but we all know a Club worthy to follow.
Proud to be York
Add Chicago. COYR
[quote][p][bold]DavidBu[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]chuckabuttie[/bold] wrote: Great stuff. Enjoyed that and Coulson was tops. Defensively I can't remember us being better for years and Lowe / McCombe are tres impressive. Here for the Mansfield and Wycombe games before heading back the states. A week or so back I said I'd go back happy with 46 points. Now being greedy and wanf to go home with 50 under the belt. Also looking to find an excuse and cash to get over for the Bury / Newport games but need to persuade Mrs Buttie first COYR[/p][/quote]We seem to be able to attract 3000 at home and yet have a massive worldwide fanbase! There's that chap in Dubai and I've just got back from Delhi; we now seem to have a UK/USA commuter fan. We are a select band, but we all know a Club worthy to follow. Proud to be York[/p][/quote]Add Chicago. COYR pip007
  • Score: 1

7:37pm Sun 9 Mar 14

Jono1966 says...

Very enjoyable trip to Wimbledon and a great team performance and fully deserved 3 points. Something has changed as I was comfortable in the last 5 minutes that we would not concede. Our centre backs just got their heads and feet to everything - great stuff, resolute and determined. Strong work ethic all over the pitch with chances being created that if taken would have made this a fair reflection of our superiority. With Wes coming back and healthy competition from the bench this result can only give us confidence that we have turned a corner. Let's keep going in this direction and we will soon have no worries about the bottom two and can then see where we can go. Looking forward to another good following on Tuesday - great support yesterday.
Very enjoyable trip to Wimbledon and a great team performance and fully deserved 3 points. Something has changed as I was comfortable in the last 5 minutes that we would not concede. Our centre backs just got their heads and feet to everything - great stuff, resolute and determined. Strong work ethic all over the pitch with chances being created that if taken would have made this a fair reflection of our superiority. With Wes coming back and healthy competition from the bench this result can only give us confidence that we have turned a corner. Let's keep going in this direction and we will soon have no worries about the bottom two and can then see where we can go. Looking forward to another good following on Tuesday - great support yesterday. Jono1966
  • Score: 6

7:49pm Sun 9 Mar 14

yorknomadssociety says...

Any update on our allocation for Mansfield and how many we have sold so far?
Any update on our allocation for Mansfield and how many we have sold so far? yorknomadssociety
  • Score: 0

8:22pm Sun 9 Mar 14

Realistic ycfc says...

OLD - HEAD wrote:
Classic radio commentary from Barry Parker as usual. Comments like "One team is going to win this", "Platt is coming on for Reed" (Chris Jones said "Actually Barry, its Montrose who is coming on") and finally a wonderful description of "Bubbles" rising up and out of the football ground.
The mans an idiot, quite possibly the worst commentator on radio, he clearly has no idea about football, would love radio york to drop the coverage of Harrogate town I honestly do not think anyone gives a f##k, everytime I turn the radio on that simon weaver is on
[quote][p][bold]OLD - HEAD[/bold] wrote: Classic radio commentary from Barry Parker as usual. Comments like "One team is going to win this", "Platt is coming on for Reed" (Chris Jones said "Actually Barry, its Montrose who is coming on") and finally a wonderful description of "Bubbles" rising up and out of the football ground.[/p][/quote]The mans an idiot, quite possibly the worst commentator on radio, he clearly has no idea about football, would love radio york to drop the coverage of Harrogate town I honestly do not think anyone gives a f##k, everytime I turn the radio on that simon weaver is on Realistic ycfc
  • Score: -15

8:28pm Sun 9 Mar 14

Realistic ycfc says...

On another note that was another good performance, Lowe and mccombe are probably the most solid pairing we have had in my 25 years of watching city, would love nigel to give puri a good go though, maybe rest Carson and start him
On another note that was another good performance, Lowe and mccombe are probably the most solid pairing we have had in my 25 years of watching city, would love nigel to give puri a good go though, maybe rest Carson and start him Realistic ycfc
  • Score: -1

6:38am Mon 10 Mar 14

y-front says...

Yup, top result, really good performance. Just wanted to say a big well done to the City supporters. There in numbers, lots of noise from start to finish. Excellent away support.
Yup, top result, really good performance. Just wanted to say a big well done to the City supporters. There in numbers, lots of noise from start to finish. Excellent away support. y-front
  • Score: 5

7:05am Mon 10 Mar 14

YoRkIe59 says...

hey dont forget the philippines branch of the city faithfull,my son and had the great treat of managing to see the last six games of last season,helped hugely by failing to see a city defeat and securing safety in the process.the away games at Northampton and Dagenham being really special trips,it kills though seeing so few games and following from afar.
hey dont forget the philippines branch of the city faithfull,my son and had the great treat of managing to see the last six games of last season,helped hugely by failing to see a city defeat and securing safety in the process.the away games at Northampton and Dagenham being really special trips,it kills though seeing so few games and following from afar. YoRkIe59
  • Score: 4

7:59am Mon 10 Mar 14

Tug job says...

pip007 wrote:
DavidBu wrote:
chuckabuttie wrote: Great stuff. Enjoyed that and Coulson was tops. Defensively I can't remember us being better for years and Lowe / McCombe are tres impressive. Here for the Mansfield and Wycombe games before heading back the states. A week or so back I said I'd go back happy with 46 points. Now being greedy and wanf to go home with 50 under the belt. Also looking to find an excuse and cash to get over for the Bury / Newport games but need to persuade Mrs Buttie first COYR
We seem to be able to attract 3000 at home and yet have a massive worldwide fanbase! There's that chap in Dubai and I've just got back from Delhi; we now seem to have a UK/USA commuter fan. We are a select band, but we all know a Club worthy to follow. Proud to be York
Add Chicago. COYR
Yes - I'm here - just got back home (it's 2 am, here) from working the weekend away over the Canadian border. Absolutely delighted with the result at a ground we usually struggle at. Hope we can follow this up with another good performance tomorrow night - I recall the Stags owners made sme very derogatory comments about us last season and how we would be the first promoted team ever to go straight back down to the Conference - it would be nice to make them choke on their words. Dare we dream? COYR
[quote][p][bold]pip007[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DavidBu[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]chuckabuttie[/bold] wrote: Great stuff. Enjoyed that and Coulson was tops. Defensively I can't remember us being better for years and Lowe / McCombe are tres impressive. Here for the Mansfield and Wycombe games before heading back the states. A week or so back I said I'd go back happy with 46 points. Now being greedy and wanf to go home with 50 under the belt. Also looking to find an excuse and cash to get over for the Bury / Newport games but need to persuade Mrs Buttie first COYR[/p][/quote]We seem to be able to attract 3000 at home and yet have a massive worldwide fanbase! There's that chap in Dubai and I've just got back from Delhi; we now seem to have a UK/USA commuter fan. We are a select band, but we all know a Club worthy to follow. Proud to be York[/p][/quote]Add Chicago. COYR[/p][/quote]Yes - I'm here - just got back home (it's 2 am, here) from working the weekend away over the Canadian border. Absolutely delighted with the result at a ground we usually struggle at. Hope we can follow this up with another good performance tomorrow night - I recall the Stags owners made sme very derogatory comments about us last season and how we would be the first promoted team ever to go straight back down to the Conference - it would be nice to make them choke on their words. Dare we dream? COYR Tug job
  • Score: 4

8:46am Mon 10 Mar 14

Badger43 says...

Rightly after another great performance all the talk is around the improvement in the back 4, but I do think the major change from the start of the season has been the introduction of Penn in the midfield as we were lacking someone that could put in tackle. When McGurk and Lowe were playing together the improvement had started. The other noticable difference has been the quality of the players on the bench on Saturday
Rightly after another great performance all the talk is around the improvement in the back 4, but I do think the major change from the start of the season has been the introduction of Penn in the midfield as we were lacking someone that could put in tackle. When McGurk and Lowe were playing together the improvement had started. The other noticable difference has been the quality of the players on the bench on Saturday Badger43
  • Score: 4

10:41am Mon 10 Mar 14

Yorkieroy60 says...

Realistic ycfc wrote:
OLD - HEAD wrote:
Classic radio commentary from Barry Parker as usual. Comments like "One team is going to win this", "Platt is coming on for Reed" (Chris Jones said "Actually Barry, its Montrose who is coming on") and finally a wonderful description of "Bubbles" rising up and out of the football ground.
The mans an idiot, quite possibly the worst commentator on radio, he clearly has no idea about football, would love radio york to drop the coverage of Harrogate town I honestly do not think anyone gives a f##k, everytime I turn the radio on that simon weaver is on
Barry Parker is fab who would you rather have commentating?-somebo
dy neutral like John Motson no thanks!-give me Barry Parker and Chris Jones every time people with their heart in the Club!
[quote][p][bold]Realistic ycfc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OLD - HEAD[/bold] wrote: Classic radio commentary from Barry Parker as usual. Comments like "One team is going to win this", "Platt is coming on for Reed" (Chris Jones said "Actually Barry, its Montrose who is coming on") and finally a wonderful description of "Bubbles" rising up and out of the football ground.[/p][/quote]The mans an idiot, quite possibly the worst commentator on radio, he clearly has no idea about football, would love radio york to drop the coverage of Harrogate town I honestly do not think anyone gives a f##k, everytime I turn the radio on that simon weaver is on[/p][/quote]Barry Parker is fab who would you rather have commentating?-somebo dy neutral like John Motson no thanks!-give me Barry Parker and Chris Jones every time people with their heart in the Club! Yorkieroy60
  • Score: 17

12:51pm Mon 10 Mar 14

Truropete says...

Yorkieroy60 wrote:
Realistic ycfc wrote:
OLD - HEAD wrote:
Classic radio commentary from Barry Parker as usual. Comments like "One team is going to win this", "Platt is coming on for Reed" (Chris Jones said "Actually Barry, its Montrose who is coming on") and finally a wonderful description of "Bubbles" rising up and out of the football ground.
The mans an idiot, quite possibly the worst commentator on radio, he clearly has no idea about football, would love radio york to drop the coverage of Harrogate town I honestly do not think anyone gives a f##k, everytime I turn the radio on that simon weaver is on
Barry Parker is fab who would you rather have commentating?-somebo

dy neutral like John Motson no thanks!-give me Barry Parker and Chris Jones every time people with their heart in the Club!
Totally agree with Yorkieroy60 about Barry Parker. Half the time he's telling us about the sparrows or the corrugated roof but maybe that's because he always gets put into positions where he can't see the pitch and hasn't the b+++s to complain. Having said that his pictorial descriptions are far better than his pathetic attempts to commentate. i've often heard him say " They've scored !" but actually tell us which team he's talking about. Having also said that he once endeared himself to me ( very temporarily ) when he anguished "What do City have to do to score a sodding goal?" Suggestion - when he's getting really irritating listen to the other team's commentary if you're on the internet.
Cannot however express my relief and pleasure that things are beginning to work and as soon as we start scoring properly then ,well, who knows. On the Bowman miss, I recall standing behind the goal at the Shippo end and seeing Alf Patrick miss an open goal from inside the middle of the 6 yard box with the goalie stranded somewhere and the ball actually stationary! Bless him! UP THE CITY AS EVER.
[quote][p][bold]Yorkieroy60[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Realistic ycfc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OLD - HEAD[/bold] wrote: Classic radio commentary from Barry Parker as usual. Comments like "One team is going to win this", "Platt is coming on for Reed" (Chris Jones said "Actually Barry, its Montrose who is coming on") and finally a wonderful description of "Bubbles" rising up and out of the football ground.[/p][/quote]The mans an idiot, quite possibly the worst commentator on radio, he clearly has no idea about football, would love radio york to drop the coverage of Harrogate town I honestly do not think anyone gives a f##k, everytime I turn the radio on that simon weaver is on[/p][/quote]Barry Parker is fab who would you rather have commentating?-somebo dy neutral like John Motson no thanks!-give me Barry Parker and Chris Jones every time people with their heart in the Club![/p][/quote]Totally agree with Yorkieroy60 about Barry Parker. Half the time he's telling us about the sparrows or the corrugated roof but maybe that's because he always gets put into positions where he can't see the pitch and hasn't the b+++s to complain. Having said that his pictorial descriptions are far better than his pathetic attempts to commentate. i've often heard him say " They've scored !" but actually tell us which team he's talking about. Having also said that he once endeared himself to me ( very temporarily ) when he anguished "What do City have to do to score a sodding goal?" Suggestion - when he's getting really irritating listen to the other team's commentary if you're on the internet. Cannot however express my relief and pleasure that things are beginning to work and as soon as we start scoring properly then ,well, who knows. On the Bowman miss, I recall standing behind the goal at the Shippo end and seeing Alf Patrick miss an open goal from inside the middle of the 6 yard box with the goalie stranded somewhere and the ball actually stationary! Bless him! UP THE CITY AS EVER. Truropete
  • Score: 1

4:27pm Mon 10 Mar 14

RooBeck says...

OLD - HEAD wrote:
Classic radio commentary from Barry Parker as usual. Comments like "One team is going to win this", "Platt is coming on for Reed" (Chris Jones said "Actually Barry, its Montrose who is coming on") and finally a wonderful description of "Bubbles" rising up and out of the football ground.
He was also on about some sewerage works but he certainly can't have had us in mind when referring to them!!! He mentioned the bubbles as a form of wind direction and how it would be advantageous to the side with the bubbles blowing their way and of course, the connection with The Hammers - predictable!!! I liked Geoff Boycott's reference to rising up and out of a ground when he once commentated on the radio - "It's out" and everyone thought the England batsman was about to be caught, but then after a bit of a pause he finished it off by saying, - "It's out of the ground!!!" Sixes all round! Though they can be a bit lugubrious at times, I think that overall, Chris and Barry do a great job and come across as real City fans!
[quote][p][bold]OLD - HEAD[/bold] wrote: Classic radio commentary from Barry Parker as usual. Comments like "One team is going to win this", "Platt is coming on for Reed" (Chris Jones said "Actually Barry, its Montrose who is coming on") and finally a wonderful description of "Bubbles" rising up and out of the football ground.[/p][/quote]He was also on about some sewerage works but he certainly can't have had us in mind when referring to them!!! He mentioned the bubbles as a form of wind direction and how it would be advantageous to the side with the bubbles blowing their way and of course, the connection with The Hammers - predictable!!! I liked Geoff Boycott's reference to rising up and out of a ground when he once commentated on the radio - "It's out" and everyone thought the England batsman was about to be caught, but then after a bit of a pause he finished it off by saying, - "It's out of the ground!!!" Sixes all round! Though they can be a bit lugubrious at times, I think that overall, Chris and Barry do a great job and come across as real City fans! RooBeck
  • Score: 2

8:54pm Mon 10 Mar 14

No.4-IanHolmes says...

Badger43 wrote:
Rightly after another great performance all the talk is around the improvement in the back 4, but I do think the major change from the start of the season has been the introduction of Penn in the midfield as we were lacking someone that could put in tackle. When McGurk and Lowe were playing together the improvement had started. The other noticable difference has been the quality of the players on the bench on Saturday
I agree. Penn is the first 'proper' captain we've had for a long time and he always puts a good shift in. A much under-rated player and came in for some rough treatment on Saturday.
[quote][p][bold]Badger43[/bold] wrote: Rightly after another great performance all the talk is around the improvement in the back 4, but I do think the major change from the start of the season has been the introduction of Penn in the midfield as we were lacking someone that could put in tackle. When McGurk and Lowe were playing together the improvement had started. The other noticable difference has been the quality of the players on the bench on Saturday[/p][/quote]I agree. Penn is the first 'proper' captain we've had for a long time and he always puts a good shift in. A much under-rated player and came in for some rough treatment on Saturday. No.4-IanHolmes
  • Score: 2

10:23pm Mon 10 Mar 14

PositiveFootball says...

Coulson on fire at the moment . Last week on Late Kick off his amazingly skilful turn to make space in a crowded area to score his goal was compared to Johan Cruyff. Listening to the Wimbledon commentary on Saturday they compared one of his runs to George Best! Praise indeed!

Dare we think about the playoffs? I reckon we can make 61 points - the lowest amount of points for a seventh place finish is 66 points 2005/6. Such a tight league this year that this might just do it - never a dull moment with City!
Coulson on fire at the moment . Last week on Late Kick off his amazingly skilful turn to make space in a crowded area to score his goal was compared to Johan Cruyff. Listening to the Wimbledon commentary on Saturday they compared one of his runs to George Best! Praise indeed! Dare we think about the playoffs? I reckon we can make 61 points - the lowest amount of points for a seventh place finish is 66 points 2005/6. Such a tight league this year that this might just do it - never a dull moment with City! PositiveFootball
  • Score: 0

1:02pm Tue 11 Mar 14

DavidBu says...

Tug job wrote:
pip007 wrote:
DavidBu wrote:
chuckabuttie wrote: Great stuff. Enjoyed that and Coulson was tops. Defensively I can't remember us being better for years and Lowe / McCombe are tres impressive. Here for the Mansfield and Wycombe games before heading back the states. A week or so back I said I'd go back happy with 46 points. Now being greedy and wanf to go home with 50 under the belt. Also looking to find an excuse and cash to get over for the Bury / Newport games but need to persuade Mrs Buttie first COYR
We seem to be able to attract 3000 at home and yet have a massive worldwide fanbase! There's that chap in Dubai and I've just got back from Delhi; we now seem to have a UK/USA commuter fan. We are a select band, but we all know a Club worthy to follow. Proud to be York
Add Chicago. COYR
Yes - I'm here - just got back home (it's 2 am, here) from working the weekend away over the Canadian border. Absolutely delighted with the result at a ground we usually struggle at. Hope we can follow this up with another good performance tomorrow night - I recall the Stags owners made sme very derogatory comments about us last season and how we would be the first promoted team ever to go straight back down to the Conference - it would be nice to make them choke on their words. Dare we dream? COYR
Hello.

I went to the 2nd leg play off semi at Mansfield. It was a sell out behind the goal so I sat in the mainstand with the home fans, managing to keep (fairly) quiet until the goal in the second period of extra time when I went crazy, briefly.
Even in the mainstand they seemed a fairly menacing lot, but their support and disappointment in the end was clear. That match was a fabulous game of football, because the running and total commitment by 22 players for 120 mins was nothing short of inspirational.
[quote][p][bold]Tug job[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pip007[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DavidBu[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]chuckabuttie[/bold] wrote: Great stuff. Enjoyed that and Coulson was tops. Defensively I can't remember us being better for years and Lowe / McCombe are tres impressive. Here for the Mansfield and Wycombe games before heading back the states. A week or so back I said I'd go back happy with 46 points. Now being greedy and wanf to go home with 50 under the belt. Also looking to find an excuse and cash to get over for the Bury / Newport games but need to persuade Mrs Buttie first COYR[/p][/quote]We seem to be able to attract 3000 at home and yet have a massive worldwide fanbase! There's that chap in Dubai and I've just got back from Delhi; we now seem to have a UK/USA commuter fan. We are a select band, but we all know a Club worthy to follow. Proud to be York[/p][/quote]Add Chicago. COYR[/p][/quote]Yes - I'm here - just got back home (it's 2 am, here) from working the weekend away over the Canadian border. Absolutely delighted with the result at a ground we usually struggle at. Hope we can follow this up with another good performance tomorrow night - I recall the Stags owners made sme very derogatory comments about us last season and how we would be the first promoted team ever to go straight back down to the Conference - it would be nice to make them choke on their words. Dare we dream? COYR[/p][/quote]Hello. I went to the 2nd leg play off semi at Mansfield. It was a sell out behind the goal so I sat in the mainstand with the home fans, managing to keep (fairly) quiet until the goal in the second period of extra time when I went crazy, briefly. Even in the mainstand they seemed a fairly menacing lot, but their support and disappointment in the end was clear. That match was a fabulous game of football, because the running and total commitment by 22 players for 120 mins was nothing short of inspirational. DavidBu
  • Score: 0

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