York City striker's penalty 'courage'

York City striker Ryan Bowman celebrates with team-mates Will Hayhurst, left, and Adam Reed, right, after giving his side the lead from the penalty spot against Mansfield Town at Field Mill in Sky Bet League Two. Picture: Gordon Clayton

York City striker Ryan Bowman celebrates with team-mates Will Hayhurst, left, and Adam Reed, right, after giving his side the lead from the penalty spot against Mansfield Town at Field Mill in Sky Bet League Two. Picture: Gordon Clayton

First published in Sport York Press: Photograph of the Author by , Sports reporter

RYAN Bowman’s “courage” was heralded by York City manager Nigel Worthington after he ended a nine-game run without a goal from the penalty spot at Mansfield Town.

The 22-year-old striker’s 32nd minute spot kick proved the only goal of the Sky Bet League Two game as the Minstermen racked up a third consecutive win despite sub Wes Fletcher seeing a second penalty saved in stoppage time.

Bowman’s match-winning night will have also proven a timely fillip after he shot wide of an open goal at AFC Wimbledon on Saturday.

The City chief said: “It took courage for Bowey to take the penalty and he slotted it away well, so that’s all credit to him.

“It gave him a goal and that will give him some confidence, not that I thought he was short of that anyway.”

Bowman converted from 12 yards after Josh Carson tumbled over a John Dempster challenge with referee Darren Drysdale’s decision incensing the home crowd and players, who accused the City winger of simulation.

But the Minstermen chief preferred to concentrate on Carson’s positive charge into the box that led to the game’s pivotal moment.

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“With energy and guile, you can go a long way and Josh gives us that week in, week out,” Worthington pointed out. “He helps take the team up the pitch.”

The City boss went on to hail another excellent rearguard battle from his players, adding: “I am delighted with the three points. We dealt with their long balls and, if you compete with Mansfield, then you have a chance of winning.

“We stood up to them as a team and as individuals and got our just rewards although it was disappointing that Wes couldn’t kill the game off with a second penalty.”

Seventh-placed Southend drew 2-2 at Scunthorpe, meaning City are now only two points off the play-offs.

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5:43pm Wed 12 Mar 14

goreds says...

Is this the strangest season in City's history.
Two or three weeks ago we were relegation candidates and now we are we one of the playoff favourites.
If the season had startd in 2014 we would be top of the league.
What are the chances of City playing Leeds (points deducted ?) in the league next season. Beat them and I 'd die happy !
Is this the strangest season in City's history. Two or three weeks ago we were relegation candidates and now we are we one of the playoff favourites. If the season had startd in 2014 we would be top of the league. What are the chances of City playing Leeds (points deducted ?) in the league next season. Beat them and I 'd die happy ! goreds
  • Score: 16

9:40pm Wed 12 Mar 14

bill bailey says...

I don't agree with NW about Bowman courage , I wouldn't let him prove himself by taking a penalty when it was that important , he needs to prove himself by scoring in open play. thats what he's there to do. one might say it's a confidence boost but I don't see it that way , Converting a penalty in my book cant make up for some ordinary performances .But if this is the boy's turning point i'll eat these words.
I don't agree with NW about Bowman courage , I wouldn't let him prove himself by taking a penalty when it was that important , he needs to prove himself by scoring in open play. thats what he's there to do. one might say it's a confidence boost but I don't see it that way , Converting a penalty in my book cant make up for some ordinary performances .But if this is the boy's turning point i'll eat these words. bill bailey
  • Score: -32

10:11pm Wed 12 Mar 14

Tamworth 2 return says...

bill bailey wrote:
I don't agree with NW about Bowman courage , I wouldn't let him prove himself by taking a penalty when it was that important , he needs to prove himself by scoring in open play. thats what he's there to do. one might say it's a confidence boost but I don't see it that way , Converting a penalty in my book cant make up for some ordinary performances .But if this is the boy's turning point i'll eat these words.
The guy works his socks off, pretty sure you must have seen that in training too on your many visits to the training ground.

Also, well done to him for keeping his cool and staying out of trouble of late

Think your next visit to Wiggy Road may be not to the training ground but to YDH with a severe case of peptic stricture as you try to digest those words
[quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: I don't agree with NW about Bowman courage , I wouldn't let him prove himself by taking a penalty when it was that important , he needs to prove himself by scoring in open play. thats what he's there to do. one might say it's a confidence boost but I don't see it that way , Converting a penalty in my book cant make up for some ordinary performances .But if this is the boy's turning point i'll eat these words.[/p][/quote]The guy works his socks off, pretty sure you must have seen that in training too on your many visits to the training ground. Also, well done to him for keeping his cool and staying out of trouble of late Think your next visit to Wiggy Road may be not to the training ground but to YDH with a severe case of peptic stricture as you try to digest those words Tamworth 2 return
  • Score: 11

1:07am Thu 13 Mar 14

yorkshirecalling says...

bill bailey wrote:
I don't agree with NW about Bowman courage , I wouldn't let him prove himself by taking a penalty when it was that important , he needs to prove himself by scoring in open play. thats what he's there to do. one might say it's a confidence boost but I don't see it that way , Converting a penalty in my book cant make up for some ordinary performances .But if this is the boy's turning point i'll eat these words.
When will you praise him? When you've driven a talented 22 year old into the ground and can say "That lad had some promise". Get real man!
Were you at the game on Saturday? He missed his chance, one we'd fancy to put away ourselves and he'd bury every time on the training pitch. But what did he do after it? He continued to run the channels and go for the flick ons! He's 22 and shows great promise.
We're York City, not Man Utd. We have Ryan Bowman, not Danny Welbeck. He's a Martin Foyle trained striker and let me tell you this, he shows a lot more guile than Brodie did at his age. Give him time and remember his age, the guy is doing really well. Our main strikers are Fletcher and Jarvis, Bowman is excelling as an understudy. Give our young striker the support he needs, and deserves in his first season in League Football, he's doing great.

P.s. You're supposed to be a supporter, supporting the players and the team. You're a negative ****. You think the players don't read this? Ryan Bowman is such a good player compared to what we've had. Maybe with the fans inside he'd smash those easy chances in.
Good work Ryan hitting than penalty in so cleanly, it's what you do!
[quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: I don't agree with NW about Bowman courage , I wouldn't let him prove himself by taking a penalty when it was that important , he needs to prove himself by scoring in open play. thats what he's there to do. one might say it's a confidence boost but I don't see it that way , Converting a penalty in my book cant make up for some ordinary performances .But if this is the boy's turning point i'll eat these words.[/p][/quote]When will you praise him? When you've driven a talented 22 year old into the ground and can say "That lad had some promise". Get real man! Were you at the game on Saturday? He missed his chance, one we'd fancy to put away ourselves and he'd bury every time on the training pitch. But what did he do after it? He continued to run the channels and go for the flick ons! He's 22 and shows great promise. We're York City, not Man Utd. We have Ryan Bowman, not Danny Welbeck. He's a Martin Foyle trained striker and let me tell you this, he shows a lot more guile than Brodie did at his age. Give him time and remember his age, the guy is doing really well. Our main strikers are Fletcher and Jarvis, Bowman is excelling as an understudy. Give our young striker the support he needs, and deserves in his first season in League Football, he's doing great. P.s. You're supposed to be a supporter, supporting the players and the team. You're a negative ****. You think the players don't read this? Ryan Bowman is such a good player compared to what we've had. Maybe with the fans inside he'd smash those easy chances in. Good work Ryan hitting than penalty in so cleanly, it's what you do! yorkshirecalling
  • Score: 32

8:27am Thu 13 Mar 14

bill bailey says...

yorkshirecalling wrote:
bill bailey wrote:
I don't agree with NW about Bowman courage , I wouldn't let him prove himself by taking a penalty when it was that important , he needs to prove himself by scoring in open play. thats what he's there to do. one might say it's a confidence boost but I don't see it that way , Converting a penalty in my book cant make up for some ordinary performances .But if this is the boy's turning point i'll eat these words.
When will you praise him? When you've driven a talented 22 year old into the ground and can say "That lad had some promise". Get real man!
Were you at the game on Saturday? He missed his chance, one we'd fancy to put away ourselves and he'd bury every time on the training pitch. But what did he do after it? He continued to run the channels and go for the flick ons! He's 22 and shows great promise.
We're York City, not Man Utd. We have Ryan Bowman, not Danny Welbeck. He's a Martin Foyle trained striker and let me tell you this, he shows a lot more guile than Brodie did at his age. Give him time and remember his age, the guy is doing really well. Our main strikers are Fletcher and Jarvis, Bowman is excelling as an understudy. Give our young striker the support he needs, and deserves in his first season in League Football, he's doing great.

P.s. You're supposed to be a supporter, supporting the players and the team. You're a negative ****. You think the players don't read this? Ryan Bowman is such a good player compared to what we've had. Maybe with the fans inside he'd smash those easy chances in.
Good work Ryan hitting than penalty in so cleanly, it's what you do!
Well you got that off your chest in no uncertain terms, My record on here in support of players , Manager , Club, Stands up to the closest scrutiny and crude remarks should be left in the pub you use with your mates, Therefore replying too your juvenile outburst is best left to others, for or against.
[quote][p][bold]yorkshirecalling[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: I don't agree with NW about Bowman courage , I wouldn't let him prove himself by taking a penalty when it was that important , he needs to prove himself by scoring in open play. thats what he's there to do. one might say it's a confidence boost but I don't see it that way , Converting a penalty in my book cant make up for some ordinary performances .But if this is the boy's turning point i'll eat these words.[/p][/quote]When will you praise him? When you've driven a talented 22 year old into the ground and can say "That lad had some promise". Get real man! Were you at the game on Saturday? He missed his chance, one we'd fancy to put away ourselves and he'd bury every time on the training pitch. But what did he do after it? He continued to run the channels and go for the flick ons! He's 22 and shows great promise. We're York City, not Man Utd. We have Ryan Bowman, not Danny Welbeck. He's a Martin Foyle trained striker and let me tell you this, he shows a lot more guile than Brodie did at his age. Give him time and remember his age, the guy is doing really well. Our main strikers are Fletcher and Jarvis, Bowman is excelling as an understudy. Give our young striker the support he needs, and deserves in his first season in League Football, he's doing great. P.s. You're supposed to be a supporter, supporting the players and the team. You're a negative ****. You think the players don't read this? Ryan Bowman is such a good player compared to what we've had. Maybe with the fans inside he'd smash those easy chances in. Good work Ryan hitting than penalty in so cleanly, it's what you do![/p][/quote]Well you got that off your chest in no uncertain terms, My record on here in support of players , Manager , Club, Stands up to the closest scrutiny and crude remarks should be left in the pub you use with your mates, Therefore replying too your juvenile outburst is best left to others, for or against. bill bailey
  • Score: -19

9:00am Thu 13 Mar 14

born&breed says...

Taken time out before posting to reflect on the performance, the hostile and intimidating atmosphere and the three well deserved points. Not since our visits to Luton have I seen such hostility from a section of fans. I must praise the referee and his assistants for staying cool when Mansfield player were losing theirs. For a referee to have players verbally attacking him, and in his face, I thought he handle the situation very well. He could have easily sent off two or three from Mansfield.
The penalty - good decision from where I was sat - took Carson out. The referee took time and pointed to the spot. Bowman incident - I was sat in line with the incident, Dempster headed the back of Bowman's head - hence his bloodied nose - there was no elbow. Yes they had a call for a penalty but was it ball to hand, not hand to ball?
For most the game following our penalty/Bowman incident, they tried to get Bowman sent off. Rhead spent his time pushing, pulling in challenges. He showed how sporting he was when Pope threw the ball into touch when a Mansfield player required treatment, only put the ball deeper in our half to pin us back, instead of returning it to the keeper. Mansfield are a very physical and intimidating side, love to bully the opposition - as they did in the Conference last year - we held our nerve, didn't react therefore credit to Nigel and the team. The three points were deserved, and will aid our push for survival and a possible play off place.
Taken time out before posting to reflect on the performance, the hostile and intimidating atmosphere and the three well deserved points. Not since our visits to Luton have I seen such hostility from a section of fans. I must praise the referee and his assistants for staying cool when Mansfield player were losing theirs. For a referee to have players verbally attacking him, and in his face, I thought he handle the situation very well. He could have easily sent off two or three from Mansfield. The penalty - good decision from where I was sat - took Carson out. The referee took time and pointed to the spot. Bowman incident - I was sat in line with the incident, Dempster headed the back of Bowman's head - hence his bloodied nose - there was no elbow. Yes they had a call for a penalty but was it ball to hand, not hand to ball? For most the game following our penalty/Bowman incident, they tried to get Bowman sent off. Rhead spent his time pushing, pulling in challenges. He showed how sporting he was when Pope threw the ball into touch when a Mansfield player required treatment, only put the ball deeper in our half to pin us back, instead of returning it to the keeper. Mansfield are a very physical and intimidating side, love to bully the opposition - as they did in the Conference last year - we held our nerve, didn't react therefore credit to Nigel and the team. The three points were deserved, and will aid our push for survival and a possible play off place. born&breed
  • Score: 17

9:03am Thu 13 Mar 14

dbrs88 says...

born&breed wrote:
Taken time out before posting to reflect on the performance, the hostile and intimidating atmosphere and the three well deserved points. Not since our visits to Luton have I seen such hostility from a section of fans. I must praise the referee and his assistants for staying cool when Mansfield player were losing theirs. For a referee to have players verbally attacking him, and in his face, I thought he handle the situation very well. He could have easily sent off two or three from Mansfield.
The penalty - good decision from where I was sat - took Carson out. The referee took time and pointed to the spot. Bowman incident - I was sat in line with the incident, Dempster headed the back of Bowman's head - hence his bloodied nose - there was no elbow. Yes they had a call for a penalty but was it ball to hand, not hand to ball?
For most the game following our penalty/Bowman incident, they tried to get Bowman sent off. Rhead spent his time pushing, pulling in challenges. He showed how sporting he was when Pope threw the ball into touch when a Mansfield player required treatment, only put the ball deeper in our half to pin us back, instead of returning it to the keeper. Mansfield are a very physical and intimidating side, love to bully the opposition - as they did in the Conference last year - we held our nerve, didn't react therefore credit to Nigel and the team. The three points were deserved, and will aid our push for survival and a possible play off place.
Couldnt of put it better myself..
[quote][p][bold]born&breed[/bold] wrote: Taken time out before posting to reflect on the performance, the hostile and intimidating atmosphere and the three well deserved points. Not since our visits to Luton have I seen such hostility from a section of fans. I must praise the referee and his assistants for staying cool when Mansfield player were losing theirs. For a referee to have players verbally attacking him, and in his face, I thought he handle the situation very well. He could have easily sent off two or three from Mansfield. The penalty - good decision from where I was sat - took Carson out. The referee took time and pointed to the spot. Bowman incident - I was sat in line with the incident, Dempster headed the back of Bowman's head - hence his bloodied nose - there was no elbow. Yes they had a call for a penalty but was it ball to hand, not hand to ball? For most the game following our penalty/Bowman incident, they tried to get Bowman sent off. Rhead spent his time pushing, pulling in challenges. He showed how sporting he was when Pope threw the ball into touch when a Mansfield player required treatment, only put the ball deeper in our half to pin us back, instead of returning it to the keeper. Mansfield are a very physical and intimidating side, love to bully the opposition - as they did in the Conference last year - we held our nerve, didn't react therefore credit to Nigel and the team. The three points were deserved, and will aid our push for survival and a possible play off place.[/p][/quote]Couldnt of put it better myself.. dbrs88
  • Score: 4

9:24am Thu 13 Mar 14

bill bailey says...

yorkshirecalling wrote:
bill bailey wrote:
I don't agree with NW about Bowman courage , I wouldn't let him prove himself by taking a penalty when it was that important , he needs to prove himself by scoring in open play. thats what he's there to do. one might say it's a confidence boost but I don't see it that way , Converting a penalty in my book cant make up for some ordinary performances .But if this is the boy's turning point i'll eat these words.
When will you praise him? When you've driven a talented 22 year old into the ground and can say "That lad had some promise". Get real man!
Were you at the game on Saturday? He missed his chance, one we'd fancy to put away ourselves and he'd bury every time on the training pitch. But what did he do after it? He continued to run the channels and go for the flick ons! He's 22 and shows great promise.
We're York City, not Man Utd. We have Ryan Bowman, not Danny Welbeck. He's a Martin Foyle trained striker and let me tell you this, he shows a lot more guile than Brodie did at his age. Give him time and remember his age, the guy is doing really well. Our main strikers are Fletcher and Jarvis, Bowman is excelling as an understudy. Give our young striker the support he needs, and deserves in his first season in League Football, he's doing great.

P.s. You're supposed to be a supporter, supporting the players and the team. You're a negative ****. You think the players don't read this? Ryan Bowman is such a good player compared to what we've had. Maybe with the fans inside he'd smash those easy chances in.
Good work Ryan hitting than penalty in so cleanly, it's what you do!
Just to put my previous comment into context, I am not suggesting Bowman is not a good prospect im not , Let me quote you some remarks made on here on March 1st.That yorkshirecalling failed to comment on ,
Dadster,,,Time for Bowman Reed Carson to have a rest.
Ian923,,,,,Bowman didn't need a shower he didn't break sweat.
BH 12,,,,,,Bowman looked a shadow of the player he appeared weeks ago.
Duffy,,,,,,,Bowman realy struggles to hold the ball up and is going backwards.
Not my words theirs, What I was saying that one penalty scored in 9 games from your main striker in my book is below par, But if Yorkshirecalling is happy with that fine, it's only my opinion.
[quote][p][bold]yorkshirecalling[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: I don't agree with NW about Bowman courage , I wouldn't let him prove himself by taking a penalty when it was that important , he needs to prove himself by scoring in open play. thats what he's there to do. one might say it's a confidence boost but I don't see it that way , Converting a penalty in my book cant make up for some ordinary performances .But if this is the boy's turning point i'll eat these words.[/p][/quote]When will you praise him? When you've driven a talented 22 year old into the ground and can say "That lad had some promise". Get real man! Were you at the game on Saturday? He missed his chance, one we'd fancy to put away ourselves and he'd bury every time on the training pitch. But what did he do after it? He continued to run the channels and go for the flick ons! He's 22 and shows great promise. We're York City, not Man Utd. We have Ryan Bowman, not Danny Welbeck. He's a Martin Foyle trained striker and let me tell you this, he shows a lot more guile than Brodie did at his age. Give him time and remember his age, the guy is doing really well. Our main strikers are Fletcher and Jarvis, Bowman is excelling as an understudy. Give our young striker the support he needs, and deserves in his first season in League Football, he's doing great. P.s. You're supposed to be a supporter, supporting the players and the team. You're a negative ****. You think the players don't read this? Ryan Bowman is such a good player compared to what we've had. Maybe with the fans inside he'd smash those easy chances in. Good work Ryan hitting than penalty in so cleanly, it's what you do![/p][/quote]Just to put my previous comment into context, I am not suggesting Bowman is not a good prospect im not , Let me quote you some remarks made on here on March 1st.That yorkshirecalling failed to comment on , Dadster,,,Time for Bowman Reed Carson to have a rest. Ian923,,,,,Bowman didn't need a shower he didn't break sweat. BH 12,,,,,,Bowman looked a shadow of the player he appeared weeks ago. Duffy,,,,,,,Bowman realy struggles to hold the ball up and is going backwards. Not my words theirs, What I was saying that one penalty scored in 9 games from your main striker in my book is below par, But if Yorkshirecalling is happy with that fine, it's only my opinion. bill bailey
  • Score: -9

10:40am Thu 13 Mar 14

yorkshirecalling says...

bill bailey wrote:
yorkshirecalling wrote:
bill bailey wrote: I don't agree with NW about Bowman courage , I wouldn't let him prove himself by taking a penalty when it was that important , he needs to prove himself by scoring in open play. thats what he's there to do. one might say it's a confidence boost but I don't see it that way , Converting a penalty in my book cant make up for some ordinary performances .But if this is the boy's turning point i'll eat these words.
When will you praise him? When you've driven a talented 22 year old into the ground and can say "That lad had some promise". Get real man! Were you at the game on Saturday? He missed his chance, one we'd fancy to put away ourselves and he'd bury every time on the training pitch. But what did he do after it? He continued to run the channels and go for the flick ons! He's 22 and shows great promise. We're York City, not Man Utd. We have Ryan Bowman, not Danny Welbeck. He's a Martin Foyle trained striker and let me tell you this, he shows a lot more guile than Brodie did at his age. Give him time and remember his age, the guy is doing really well. Our main strikers are Fletcher and Jarvis, Bowman is excelling as an understudy. Give our young striker the support he needs, and deserves in his first season in League Football, he's doing great. P.s. You're supposed to be a supporter, supporting the players and the team. You're a negative ****. You think the players don't read this? Ryan Bowman is such a good player compared to what we've had. Maybe with the fans inside he'd smash those easy chances in. Good work Ryan hitting than penalty in so cleanly, it's what you do!
Just to put my previous comment into context, I am not suggesting Bowman is not a good prospect im not , Let me quote you some remarks made on here on March 1st.That yorkshirecalling failed to comment on , Dadster,,,Time for Bowman Reed Carson to have a rest. Ian923,,,,,Bowman didn't need a shower he didn't break sweat. BH 12,,,,,,Bowman looked a shadow of the player he appeared weeks ago. Duffy,,,,,,,Bowman realy struggles to hold the ball up and is going backwards. Not my words theirs, What I was saying that one penalty scored in 9 games from your main striker in my book is below par, But if Yorkshirecalling is happy with that fine, it's only my opinion.
Strangely enough that 4 * word wasn't what I wrote! I don't like that word myself and wouldn't use it. My word had 5 letters and was
considerably less offensive but it was automatically censored into a worse looking ****. For that I can only apologise - sorry.
[quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]yorkshirecalling[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: I don't agree with NW about Bowman courage , I wouldn't let him prove himself by taking a penalty when it was that important , he needs to prove himself by scoring in open play. thats what he's there to do. one might say it's a confidence boost but I don't see it that way , Converting a penalty in my book cant make up for some ordinary performances .But if this is the boy's turning point i'll eat these words.[/p][/quote]When will you praise him? When you've driven a talented 22 year old into the ground and can say "That lad had some promise". Get real man! Were you at the game on Saturday? He missed his chance, one we'd fancy to put away ourselves and he'd bury every time on the training pitch. But what did he do after it? He continued to run the channels and go for the flick ons! He's 22 and shows great promise. We're York City, not Man Utd. We have Ryan Bowman, not Danny Welbeck. He's a Martin Foyle trained striker and let me tell you this, he shows a lot more guile than Brodie did at his age. Give him time and remember his age, the guy is doing really well. Our main strikers are Fletcher and Jarvis, Bowman is excelling as an understudy. Give our young striker the support he needs, and deserves in his first season in League Football, he's doing great. P.s. You're supposed to be a supporter, supporting the players and the team. You're a negative ****. You think the players don't read this? Ryan Bowman is such a good player compared to what we've had. Maybe with the fans inside he'd smash those easy chances in. Good work Ryan hitting than penalty in so cleanly, it's what you do![/p][/quote]Just to put my previous comment into context, I am not suggesting Bowman is not a good prospect im not , Let me quote you some remarks made on here on March 1st.That yorkshirecalling failed to comment on , Dadster,,,Time for Bowman Reed Carson to have a rest. Ian923,,,,,Bowman didn't need a shower he didn't break sweat. BH 12,,,,,,Bowman looked a shadow of the player he appeared weeks ago. Duffy,,,,,,,Bowman realy struggles to hold the ball up and is going backwards. Not my words theirs, What I was saying that one penalty scored in 9 games from your main striker in my book is below par, But if Yorkshirecalling is happy with that fine, it's only my opinion.[/p][/quote]Strangely enough that 4 * word wasn't what I wrote! I don't like that word myself and wouldn't use it. My word had 5 letters and was considerably less offensive but it was automatically censored into a worse looking ****. For that I can only apologise - sorry. yorkshirecalling
  • Score: 2

11:32am Thu 13 Mar 14

ian923 says...

I am a City till I die supporter but can,t believe it takes courage to take a penalty by a full time professional footballer especially a striker. I,m sure most supporters would be happy to take a penalty for City. It is just the Managers way to encourage and motivate his players by supporting them. It would be interesting to know if anyone was designated before kick off to take the penalties if Fletch couldn't, Was anyone else queuing up to take it? Bowman took it coolly and scored so well done Ryan and hope it increases your confidence. After the first few months of the season I am a bit surprised we stand 9th just a couple of points off the play offs but The back 5 have played really well together since January and stopped us leaking goals which is one of the main reason we are there and long may it continue. Roll on Saturday!
I am a City till I die supporter but can,t believe it takes courage to take a penalty by a full time professional footballer especially a striker. I,m sure most supporters would be happy to take a penalty for City. It is just the Managers way to encourage and motivate his players by supporting them. It would be interesting to know if anyone was designated before kick off to take the penalties if Fletch couldn't, Was anyone else queuing up to take it? Bowman took it coolly and scored so well done Ryan and hope it increases your confidence. After the first few months of the season I am a bit surprised we stand 9th just a couple of points off the play offs but The back 5 have played really well together since January and stopped us leaking goals which is one of the main reason we are there and long may it continue. Roll on Saturday! ian923
  • Score: 1

11:37am Thu 13 Mar 14

RooBeck says...

If we are to consolidate our current position and make a push for that 7th place, then we need Bowman, Coulson, Fletcher and Jarvis all fully fit and on song, up to the 3rd May! Ryan Bowman, in line with all of the City team, played very well on Tuesday night and I'm sure the goals will come soon for him, as he appears to be a confident, capable lad! If I was NW, I would begin with the same starting XI as Tuesday for the Wycombe game and give Ryan Bowman and Michael Coulson the striking roles and avoid tinkering with this winning side! Wes Fletcher and Ryan Jarvis, will certainly have their parts to play and will get their opportunities in our attacking formations/options between now and the visit to Glanford Park. COYR.
If we are to consolidate our current position and make a push for that 7th place, then we need Bowman, Coulson, Fletcher and Jarvis all fully fit and on song, up to the 3rd May! Ryan Bowman, in line with all of the City team, played very well on Tuesday night and I'm sure the goals will come soon for him, as he appears to be a confident, capable lad! If I was NW, I would begin with the same starting XI as Tuesday for the Wycombe game and give Ryan Bowman and Michael Coulson the striking roles and avoid tinkering with this winning side! Wes Fletcher and Ryan Jarvis, will certainly have their parts to play and will get their opportunities in our attacking formations/options between now and the visit to Glanford Park. COYR. RooBeck
  • Score: 2

1:20pm Thu 13 Mar 14

Edsoni says...

It is getting a little repetitive the number of times Bill criticises Nigel Worthington. Barely a couple of days passes without a criticism of his approach to Puri. Now he is again having a pop at Nigel for letting Ryan Bowman take a penalty. Who should have taken it I wonder?

Even when we seem to have a promise of being spared yet more words of wisdom; our hopes are dashed -
BB: "Therefore replying too your juvenile outburst is best left to others, for or against."
but no - not only does he come back but tries to hide behind other people's comments; comments which do not relate to his criticism of a manager trying to give confidence to one of his strikers.
It is a strange sort of experience that says "I wouldn't let him prove himself by taking a penalty..."

In my view the calm penalty shows that we have a prospect to be nurtured but the evidence from several games is that we have a player still developing. His hold up play is not yet close to the level of Fletcher or either Jarvis or Coulson but he is an integral part of the squad and should be supported. I also think his workrate is variable match to match but has improved over the season. Having a pop at a manager trying to develop one of our own is ... unusual.

The atmosphere on Tuesday appeared to be more hostile than the play-offs but having said that, I was much calmer about the risk of conceding as the game reached the latter stages.
I'm hoping the growing confidence allows more than 30 minutes of football expression on Saturday but 3 points is the priority.
It is getting a little repetitive the number of times Bill criticises Nigel Worthington. Barely a couple of days passes without a criticism of his approach to Puri. Now he is again having a pop at Nigel for letting Ryan Bowman take a penalty. Who should have taken it I wonder? Even when we seem to have a promise of being spared yet more words of wisdom; our hopes are dashed - BB: "Therefore replying too your juvenile outburst is best left to others, for or against." but no - not only does he come back but tries to hide behind other people's comments; comments which do not relate to his criticism of a manager trying to give confidence to one of his strikers. It is a strange sort of experience that says "I wouldn't let him prove himself by taking a penalty..." In my view the calm penalty shows that we have a prospect to be nurtured but the evidence from several games is that we have a player still developing. His hold up play is not yet close to the level of Fletcher or either Jarvis or Coulson but he is an integral part of the squad and should be supported. I also think his workrate is variable match to match but has improved over the season. Having a pop at a manager trying to develop one of our own is ... unusual. The atmosphere on Tuesday appeared to be more hostile than the play-offs but having said that, I was much calmer about the risk of conceding as the game reached the latter stages. I'm hoping the growing confidence allows more than 30 minutes of football expression on Saturday but 3 points is the priority. Edsoni
  • Score: 7

1:22pm Thu 13 Mar 14

Jono1966 says...

RooBeck wrote:
If we are to consolidate our current position and make a push for that 7th place, then we need Bowman, Coulson, Fletcher and Jarvis all fully fit and on song, up to the 3rd May! Ryan Bowman, in line with all of the City team, played very well on Tuesday night and I'm sure the goals will come soon for him, as he appears to be a confident, capable lad! If I was NW, I would begin with the same starting XI as Tuesday for the Wycombe game and give Ryan Bowman and Michael Coulson the striking roles and avoid tinkering with this winning side! Wes Fletcher and Ryan Jarvis, will certainly have their parts to play and will get their opportunities in our attacking formations/options between now and the visit to Glanford Park. COYR.
I think we need to keep our fingers crossed that our back 5 stay injury free as I am not sure if we have the cover at right or left back. Tuesday's game was not one for the purists (physical war of attrition for the full 90 minutes) with not many flowing passing moves to savour, but hey- ho we will take 'One Nil to the Minstermen' all the way to the final day of the season methinks! COYR
[quote][p][bold]RooBeck[/bold] wrote: If we are to consolidate our current position and make a push for that 7th place, then we need Bowman, Coulson, Fletcher and Jarvis all fully fit and on song, up to the 3rd May! Ryan Bowman, in line with all of the City team, played very well on Tuesday night and I'm sure the goals will come soon for him, as he appears to be a confident, capable lad! If I was NW, I would begin with the same starting XI as Tuesday for the Wycombe game and give Ryan Bowman and Michael Coulson the striking roles and avoid tinkering with this winning side! Wes Fletcher and Ryan Jarvis, will certainly have their parts to play and will get their opportunities in our attacking formations/options between now and the visit to Glanford Park. COYR.[/p][/quote]I think we need to keep our fingers crossed that our back 5 stay injury free as I am not sure if we have the cover at right or left back. Tuesday's game was not one for the purists (physical war of attrition for the full 90 minutes) with not many flowing passing moves to savour, but hey- ho we will take 'One Nil to the Minstermen' all the way to the final day of the season methinks! COYR Jono1966
  • Score: 1

1:52pm Thu 13 Mar 14

bill bailey says...

Edsoni wrote:
It is getting a little repetitive the number of times Bill criticises Nigel Worthington. Barely a couple of days passes without a criticism of his approach to Puri. Now he is again having a pop at Nigel for letting Ryan Bowman take a penalty. Who should have taken it I wonder?

Even when we seem to have a promise of being spared yet more words of wisdom; our hopes are dashed -
BB: "Therefore replying too your juvenile outburst is best left to others, for or against."
but no - not only does he come back but tries to hide behind other people's comments; comments which do not relate to his criticism of a manager trying to give confidence to one of his strikers.
It is a strange sort of experience that says "I wouldn't let him prove himself by taking a penalty..."

In my view the calm penalty shows that we have a prospect to be nurtured but the evidence from several games is that we have a player still developing. His hold up play is not yet close to the level of Fletcher or either Jarvis or Coulson but he is an integral part of the squad and should be supported. I also think his workrate is variable match to match but has improved over the season. Having a pop at a manager trying to develop one of our own is ... unusual.

The atmosphere on Tuesday appeared to be more hostile than the play-offs but having said that, I was much calmer about the risk of conceding as the game reached the latter stages.
I'm hoping the growing confidence allows more than 30 minutes of football expression on Saturday but 3 points is the priority.
First you stated more than once i'm a NW plant at the club now you are saying I'm his critic every other day. , you are a mixed up somebody. "Developing one of our own" what's that all about ? if your saying Puri is not one of ours, that seems to be what your implying , That is racist remark and may come back to haunt you. In any case I have marked YOUR CARD as far as your future comments are concerned,
[quote][p][bold]Edsoni[/bold] wrote: It is getting a little repetitive the number of times Bill criticises Nigel Worthington. Barely a couple of days passes without a criticism of his approach to Puri. Now he is again having a pop at Nigel for letting Ryan Bowman take a penalty. Who should have taken it I wonder? Even when we seem to have a promise of being spared yet more words of wisdom; our hopes are dashed - BB: "Therefore replying too your juvenile outburst is best left to others, for or against." but no - not only does he come back but tries to hide behind other people's comments; comments which do not relate to his criticism of a manager trying to give confidence to one of his strikers. It is a strange sort of experience that says "I wouldn't let him prove himself by taking a penalty..." In my view the calm penalty shows that we have a prospect to be nurtured but the evidence from several games is that we have a player still developing. His hold up play is not yet close to the level of Fletcher or either Jarvis or Coulson but he is an integral part of the squad and should be supported. I also think his workrate is variable match to match but has improved over the season. Having a pop at a manager trying to develop one of our own is ... unusual. The atmosphere on Tuesday appeared to be more hostile than the play-offs but having said that, I was much calmer about the risk of conceding as the game reached the latter stages. I'm hoping the growing confidence allows more than 30 minutes of football expression on Saturday but 3 points is the priority.[/p][/quote]First you stated more than once i'm a NW plant at the club now you are saying I'm his critic every other day. , you are a mixed up somebody. "Developing one of our own" what's that all about ? if your saying Puri is not one of ours, that seems to be what your implying , That is racist remark and may come back to haunt you. In any case I have marked YOUR CARD as far as your future comments are concerned, bill bailey
  • Score: -10

2:16pm Thu 13 Mar 14

T.R.M1974 says...

bill bailey wrote:
Edsoni wrote:
It is getting a little repetitive the number of times Bill criticises Nigel Worthington. Barely a couple of days passes without a criticism of his approach to Puri. Now he is again having a pop at Nigel for letting Ryan Bowman take a penalty. Who should have taken it I wonder?

Even when we seem to have a promise of being spared yet more words of wisdom; our hopes are dashed -
BB: "Therefore replying too your juvenile outburst is best left to others, for or against."
but no - not only does he come back but tries to hide behind other people's comments; comments which do not relate to his criticism of a manager trying to give confidence to one of his strikers.
It is a strange sort of experience that says "I wouldn't let him prove himself by taking a penalty..."

In my view the calm penalty shows that we have a prospect to be nurtured but the evidence from several games is that we have a player still developing. His hold up play is not yet close to the level of Fletcher or either Jarvis or Coulson but he is an integral part of the squad and should be supported. I also think his workrate is variable match to match but has improved over the season. Having a pop at a manager trying to develop one of our own is ... unusual.

The atmosphere on Tuesday appeared to be more hostile than the play-offs but having said that, I was much calmer about the risk of conceding as the game reached the latter stages.
I'm hoping the growing confidence allows more than 30 minutes of football expression on Saturday but 3 points is the priority.
First you stated more than once i'm a NW plant at the club now you are saying I'm his critic every other day. , you are a mixed up somebody. "Developing one of our own" what's that all about ? if your saying Puri is not one of ours, that seems to be what your implying , That is racist remark and may come back to haunt you. In any case I have marked YOUR CARD as far as your future comments are concerned,
Bill i thought you were the lady who brought NW his tea and buscuits! Calm down dear
[quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Edsoni[/bold] wrote: It is getting a little repetitive the number of times Bill criticises Nigel Worthington. Barely a couple of days passes without a criticism of his approach to Puri. Now he is again having a pop at Nigel for letting Ryan Bowman take a penalty. Who should have taken it I wonder? Even when we seem to have a promise of being spared yet more words of wisdom; our hopes are dashed - BB: "Therefore replying too your juvenile outburst is best left to others, for or against." but no - not only does he come back but tries to hide behind other people's comments; comments which do not relate to his criticism of a manager trying to give confidence to one of his strikers. It is a strange sort of experience that says "I wouldn't let him prove himself by taking a penalty..." In my view the calm penalty shows that we have a prospect to be nurtured but the evidence from several games is that we have a player still developing. His hold up play is not yet close to the level of Fletcher or either Jarvis or Coulson but he is an integral part of the squad and should be supported. I also think his workrate is variable match to match but has improved over the season. Having a pop at a manager trying to develop one of our own is ... unusual. The atmosphere on Tuesday appeared to be more hostile than the play-offs but having said that, I was much calmer about the risk of conceding as the game reached the latter stages. I'm hoping the growing confidence allows more than 30 minutes of football expression on Saturday but 3 points is the priority.[/p][/quote]First you stated more than once i'm a NW plant at the club now you are saying I'm his critic every other day. , you are a mixed up somebody. "Developing one of our own" what's that all about ? if your saying Puri is not one of ours, that seems to be what your implying , That is racist remark and may come back to haunt you. In any case I have marked YOUR CARD as far as your future comments are concerned,[/p][/quote]Bill i thought you were the lady who brought NW his tea and buscuits! Calm down dear T.R.M1974
  • Score: 12

2:24pm Thu 13 Mar 14

bill bailey says...

T.R.M1974 wrote:
bill bailey wrote:
Edsoni wrote:
It is getting a little repetitive the number of times Bill criticises Nigel Worthington. Barely a couple of days passes without a criticism of his approach to Puri. Now he is again having a pop at Nigel for letting Ryan Bowman take a penalty. Who should have taken it I wonder?

Even when we seem to have a promise of being spared yet more words of wisdom; our hopes are dashed -
BB: "Therefore replying too your juvenile outburst is best left to others, for or against."
but no - not only does he come back but tries to hide behind other people's comments; comments which do not relate to his criticism of a manager trying to give confidence to one of his strikers.
It is a strange sort of experience that says "I wouldn't let him prove himself by taking a penalty..."

In my view the calm penalty shows that we have a prospect to be nurtured but the evidence from several games is that we have a player still developing. His hold up play is not yet close to the level of Fletcher or either Jarvis or Coulson but he is an integral part of the squad and should be supported. I also think his workrate is variable match to match but has improved over the season. Having a pop at a manager trying to develop one of our own is ... unusual.

The atmosphere on Tuesday appeared to be more hostile than the play-offs but having said that, I was much calmer about the risk of conceding as the game reached the latter stages.
I'm hoping the growing confidence allows more than 30 minutes of football expression on Saturday but 3 points is the priority.
First you stated more than once i'm a NW plant at the club now you are saying I'm his critic every other day. , you are a mixed up somebody. "Developing one of our own" what's that all about ? if your saying Puri is not one of ours, that seems to be what your implying , That is racist remark and may come back to haunt you. In any case I have marked YOUR CARD as far as your future comments are concerned,
Bill i thought you were the lady who brought NW his tea and buscuits! Calm down dear
No TRM, I'm the one that dunks the biscuit in the tea.
[quote][p][bold]T.R.M1974[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Edsoni[/bold] wrote: It is getting a little repetitive the number of times Bill criticises Nigel Worthington. Barely a couple of days passes without a criticism of his approach to Puri. Now he is again having a pop at Nigel for letting Ryan Bowman take a penalty. Who should have taken it I wonder? Even when we seem to have a promise of being spared yet more words of wisdom; our hopes are dashed - BB: "Therefore replying too your juvenile outburst is best left to others, for or against." but no - not only does he come back but tries to hide behind other people's comments; comments which do not relate to his criticism of a manager trying to give confidence to one of his strikers. It is a strange sort of experience that says "I wouldn't let him prove himself by taking a penalty..." In my view the calm penalty shows that we have a prospect to be nurtured but the evidence from several games is that we have a player still developing. His hold up play is not yet close to the level of Fletcher or either Jarvis or Coulson but he is an integral part of the squad and should be supported. I also think his workrate is variable match to match but has improved over the season. Having a pop at a manager trying to develop one of our own is ... unusual. The atmosphere on Tuesday appeared to be more hostile than the play-offs but having said that, I was much calmer about the risk of conceding as the game reached the latter stages. I'm hoping the growing confidence allows more than 30 minutes of football expression on Saturday but 3 points is the priority.[/p][/quote]First you stated more than once i'm a NW plant at the club now you are saying I'm his critic every other day. , you are a mixed up somebody. "Developing one of our own" what's that all about ? if your saying Puri is not one of ours, that seems to be what your implying , That is racist remark and may come back to haunt you. In any case I have marked YOUR CARD as far as your future comments are concerned,[/p][/quote]Bill i thought you were the lady who brought NW his tea and buscuits! Calm down dear[/p][/quote]No TRM, I'm the one that dunks the biscuit in the tea. bill bailey
  • Score: -6

2:43pm Thu 13 Mar 14

pip007 says...

We play better when we wear white shorts. Discuss.
We play better when we wear white shorts. Discuss. pip007
  • Score: 6

2:57pm Thu 13 Mar 14

Mad for Minstermen says...

bill bailey wrote:
T.R.M1974 wrote:
bill bailey wrote:
Edsoni wrote:
It is getting a little repetitive the number of times Bill criticises Nigel Worthington. Barely a couple of days passes without a criticism of his approach to Puri. Now he is again having a pop at Nigel for letting Ryan Bowman take a penalty. Who should have taken it I wonder?

Even when we seem to have a promise of being spared yet more words of wisdom; our hopes are dashed -
BB: "Therefore replying too your juvenile outburst is best left to others, for or against."
but no - not only does he come back but tries to hide behind other people's comments; comments which do not relate to his criticism of a manager trying to give confidence to one of his strikers.
It is a strange sort of experience that says "I wouldn't let him prove himself by taking a penalty..."

In my view the calm penalty shows that we have a prospect to be nurtured but the evidence from several games is that we have a player still developing. His hold up play is not yet close to the level of Fletcher or either Jarvis or Coulson but he is an integral part of the squad and should be supported. I also think his workrate is variable match to match but has improved over the season. Having a pop at a manager trying to develop one of our own is ... unusual.

The atmosphere on Tuesday appeared to be more hostile than the play-offs but having said that, I was much calmer about the risk of conceding as the game reached the latter stages.
I'm hoping the growing confidence allows more than 30 minutes of football expression on Saturday but 3 points is the priority.
First you stated more than once i'm a NW plant at the club now you are saying I'm his critic every other day. , you are a mixed up somebody. "Developing one of our own" what's that all about ? if your saying Puri is not one of ours, that seems to be what your implying , That is racist remark and may come back to haunt you. In any case I have marked YOUR CARD as far as your future comments are concerned,
Bill i thought you were the lady who brought NW his tea and buscuits! Calm down dear
No TRM, I'm the one that dunks the biscuit in the tea.
Bill, have you seen the league table recently......you are top for the most minus, negatives against your name! Keep it up and you will enter the hall of the infamous. Funny how when you get flustered your diction becomes accurate and readable.
[quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]T.R.M1974[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Edsoni[/bold] wrote: It is getting a little repetitive the number of times Bill criticises Nigel Worthington. Barely a couple of days passes without a criticism of his approach to Puri. Now he is again having a pop at Nigel for letting Ryan Bowman take a penalty. Who should have taken it I wonder? Even when we seem to have a promise of being spared yet more words of wisdom; our hopes are dashed - BB: "Therefore replying too your juvenile outburst is best left to others, for or against." but no - not only does he come back but tries to hide behind other people's comments; comments which do not relate to his criticism of a manager trying to give confidence to one of his strikers. It is a strange sort of experience that says "I wouldn't let him prove himself by taking a penalty..." In my view the calm penalty shows that we have a prospect to be nurtured but the evidence from several games is that we have a player still developing. His hold up play is not yet close to the level of Fletcher or either Jarvis or Coulson but he is an integral part of the squad and should be supported. I also think his workrate is variable match to match but has improved over the season. Having a pop at a manager trying to develop one of our own is ... unusual. The atmosphere on Tuesday appeared to be more hostile than the play-offs but having said that, I was much calmer about the risk of conceding as the game reached the latter stages. I'm hoping the growing confidence allows more than 30 minutes of football expression on Saturday but 3 points is the priority.[/p][/quote]First you stated more than once i'm a NW plant at the club now you are saying I'm his critic every other day. , you are a mixed up somebody. "Developing one of our own" what's that all about ? if your saying Puri is not one of ours, that seems to be what your implying , That is racist remark and may come back to haunt you. In any case I have marked YOUR CARD as far as your future comments are concerned,[/p][/quote]Bill i thought you were the lady who brought NW his tea and buscuits! Calm down dear[/p][/quote]No TRM, I'm the one that dunks the biscuit in the tea.[/p][/quote]Bill, have you seen the league table recently......you are top for the most minus, negatives against your name! Keep it up and you will enter the hall of the infamous. Funny how when you get flustered your diction becomes accurate and readable. Mad for Minstermen
  • Score: 2

3:04pm Thu 13 Mar 14

dadster says...

Seeing as one of my previous comments has been quoted in this comments section by Bill Bailey let me reiterate my opinion on the subject of Ryan Bowman.

I think he's got real potential to develop into an excellent player for us and I even went on record earlier in the season as stating that I thought he would be our top scorer this season. Obviously that would seem unlikely now, but not impossible, due to his recent barren run but nevertheless I still believe he will deliver for us longer term.

I stated that I thought he should be given a rest after the Exeter game as he looked short on confidence. Hopefully the penalty will kick start a goal spree and give him the shot in the arm he needed.

I also went on record back in the autumn as saying I thought we looked a top 10 side going forward but a bottom 2 side defensively. We have clearly addressed the defensive side and I still believe we have enough quality going forward to obtain a top 10 position and possibly a play of place although I sill think that might be a bridge too far this season.
Seeing as one of my previous comments has been quoted in this comments section by Bill Bailey let me reiterate my opinion on the subject of Ryan Bowman. I think he's got real potential to develop into an excellent player for us and I even went on record earlier in the season as stating that I thought he would be our top scorer this season. Obviously that would seem unlikely now, but not impossible, due to his recent barren run but nevertheless I still believe he will deliver for us longer term. I stated that I thought he should be given a rest after the Exeter game as he looked short on confidence. Hopefully the penalty will kick start a goal spree and give him the shot in the arm he needed. I also went on record back in the autumn as saying I thought we looked a top 10 side going forward but a bottom 2 side defensively. We have clearly addressed the defensive side and I still believe we have enough quality going forward to obtain a top 10 position and possibly a play of place although I sill think that might be a bridge too far this season. dadster
  • Score: 4

3:47pm Thu 13 Mar 14

RooBeck says...

Jono1966 wrote:
RooBeck wrote:
If we are to consolidate our current position and make a push for that 7th place, then we need Bowman, Coulson, Fletcher and Jarvis all fully fit and on song, up to the 3rd May! Ryan Bowman, in line with all of the City team, played very well on Tuesday night and I'm sure the goals will come soon for him, as he appears to be a confident, capable lad! If I was NW, I would begin with the same starting XI as Tuesday for the Wycombe game and give Ryan Bowman and Michael Coulson the striking roles and avoid tinkering with this winning side! Wes Fletcher and Ryan Jarvis, will certainly have their parts to play and will get their opportunities in our attacking formations/options between now and the visit to Glanford Park. COYR.
I think we need to keep our fingers crossed that our back 5 stay injury free as I am not sure if we have the cover at right or left back. Tuesday's game was not one for the purists (physical war of attrition for the full 90 minutes) with not many flowing passing moves to savour, but hey- ho we will take 'One Nil to the Minstermen' all the way to the final day of the season methinks! COYR
Good point! But, NW must have looked at and considered this and have a plan just in case, seen as we don't have Danny P available to us to fill-in! Perhaps, a loan cover? The momentum is starting to go our way and what a time of the season to come good! Was it about this time of the promotion season in 2012, that we started to consolidate our play-off place in the BSBP when we finished in 4th.?! I know we finished strongly, as we also did last April but for different reasons. Can we make it three strong finishes in a row?! COYR.
[quote][p][bold]Jono1966[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RooBeck[/bold] wrote: If we are to consolidate our current position and make a push for that 7th place, then we need Bowman, Coulson, Fletcher and Jarvis all fully fit and on song, up to the 3rd May! Ryan Bowman, in line with all of the City team, played very well on Tuesday night and I'm sure the goals will come soon for him, as he appears to be a confident, capable lad! If I was NW, I would begin with the same starting XI as Tuesday for the Wycombe game and give Ryan Bowman and Michael Coulson the striking roles and avoid tinkering with this winning side! Wes Fletcher and Ryan Jarvis, will certainly have their parts to play and will get their opportunities in our attacking formations/options between now and the visit to Glanford Park. COYR.[/p][/quote]I think we need to keep our fingers crossed that our back 5 stay injury free as I am not sure if we have the cover at right or left back. Tuesday's game was not one for the purists (physical war of attrition for the full 90 minutes) with not many flowing passing moves to savour, but hey- ho we will take 'One Nil to the Minstermen' all the way to the final day of the season methinks! COYR[/p][/quote]Good point! But, NW must have looked at and considered this and have a plan just in case, seen as we don't have Danny P available to us to fill-in! Perhaps, a loan cover? The momentum is starting to go our way and what a time of the season to come good! Was it about this time of the promotion season in 2012, that we started to consolidate our play-off place in the BSBP when we finished in 4th.?! I know we finished strongly, as we also did last April but for different reasons. Can we make it three strong finishes in a row?! COYR. RooBeck
  • Score: 0

4:03pm Thu 13 Mar 14

Budgie says...

Bowman showed guts to score that penalty, proved decisive,there endeth my scribe.
Bowman showed guts to score that penalty, proved decisive,there endeth my scribe. Budgie
  • Score: 3

4:11pm Thu 13 Mar 14

bill bailey says...

dadster wrote:
Seeing as one of my previous comments has been quoted in this comments section by Bill Bailey let me reiterate my opinion on the subject of Ryan Bowman.

I think he's got real potential to develop into an excellent player for us and I even went on record earlier in the season as stating that I thought he would be our top scorer this season. Obviously that would seem unlikely now, but not impossible, due to his recent barren run but nevertheless I still believe he will deliver for us longer term.

I stated that I thought he should be given a rest after the Exeter game as he looked short on confidence. Hopefully the penalty will kick start a goal spree and give him the shot in the arm he needed.

I also went on record back in the autumn as saying I thought we looked a top 10 side going forward but a bottom 2 side defensively. We have clearly addressed the defensive side and I still believe we have enough quality going forward to obtain a top 10 position and possibly a play of place although I sill think that might be a bridge too far this season.
Dadster..Thank you for putting the record straight ,,
Your above comment has clearly expressed the teams ability this season, I dont wish to knock players when they are having a lean spell. I have in the past seen his potential long term , If you have a player that you expect to score 20 goals a season that's what you want him to do, If he is being used to lay off to others 12 yards out he cant do both. I played against Jimmy Greaves
I said to him when he scored from 5yds Your Only a Poacher,he laughed and said, the rest do the donkey work I pop them in.
That's what I mean you got to make up your mind what a players job is in a team ,its no good having these wonderful 442,334.242, if the players don't know what job their supposed to do.
[quote][p][bold]dadster[/bold] wrote: Seeing as one of my previous comments has been quoted in this comments section by Bill Bailey let me reiterate my opinion on the subject of Ryan Bowman. I think he's got real potential to develop into an excellent player for us and I even went on record earlier in the season as stating that I thought he would be our top scorer this season. Obviously that would seem unlikely now, but not impossible, due to his recent barren run but nevertheless I still believe he will deliver for us longer term. I stated that I thought he should be given a rest after the Exeter game as he looked short on confidence. Hopefully the penalty will kick start a goal spree and give him the shot in the arm he needed. I also went on record back in the autumn as saying I thought we looked a top 10 side going forward but a bottom 2 side defensively. We have clearly addressed the defensive side and I still believe we have enough quality going forward to obtain a top 10 position and possibly a play of place although I sill think that might be a bridge too far this season.[/p][/quote]Dadster..Thank you for putting the record straight ,, Your above comment has clearly expressed the teams ability this season, I dont wish to knock players when they are having a lean spell. I have in the past seen his potential long term , If you have a player that you expect to score 20 goals a season that's what you want him to do, If he is being used to lay off to others 12 yards out he cant do both. I played against Jimmy Greaves I said to him when he scored from 5yds Your Only a Poacher,he laughed and said, the rest do the donkey work I pop them in. That's what I mean you got to make up your mind what a players job is in a team ,its no good having these wonderful 442,334.242, if the players don't know what job their supposed to do. bill bailey
  • Score: 2

4:40pm Thu 13 Mar 14

RooBeck says...

pip007 wrote:
We play better when we wear white shorts. Discuss.
Stats. show that Man United and Newcastle United do too and in one other piece of football trivia, some research was done a few seasons back that highlighted that teams who wear white stockings also do better!! So, red shirts, white shorts and white socks for us till the end of the season!! COYR.
[quote][p][bold]pip007[/bold] wrote: We play better when we wear white shorts. Discuss.[/p][/quote]Stats. show that Man United and Newcastle United do too and in one other piece of football trivia, some research was done a few seasons back that highlighted that teams who wear white stockings also do better!! So, red shirts, white shorts and white socks for us till the end of the season!! COYR. RooBeck
  • Score: 2

5:34pm Thu 13 Mar 14

pip007 says...

RooBeck wrote:
pip007 wrote:
We play better when we wear white shorts. Discuss.
Stats. show that Man United and Newcastle United do too and in one other piece of football trivia, some research was done a few seasons back that highlighted that teams who wear white stockings also do better!! So, red shirts, white shorts and white socks for us till the end of the season!! COYR.
Sorted!
[quote][p][bold]RooBeck[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pip007[/bold] wrote: We play better when we wear white shorts. Discuss.[/p][/quote]Stats. show that Man United and Newcastle United do too and in one other piece of football trivia, some research was done a few seasons back that highlighted that teams who wear white stockings also do better!! So, red shirts, white shorts and white socks for us till the end of the season!! COYR.[/p][/quote]Sorted! pip007
  • Score: 2

6:00pm Thu 13 Mar 14

Edsoni says...

Hello Bill:

"First you stated more than once i'm a NW plant at the club" = incorrect.
"Developing one of our own" > "That is racist remark" = incorrect.
( if you are one for looking back over quotes I'm sure you will see that I use the expression to mean someone who is part of our club.) There was no reference to anyone other than Bowman.

"if your saying Puri is not one of ours," = incorrect; where do I say that?

"That is racist "= once again you are making close to libellous comments.

"now you are saying I'm his critic every other day." = joke

" I have marked YOUR CARD as far as your future comments are concerned"
= priceless!

BB card = ??
Hello Bill: "First you stated more than once i'm a NW plant at the club" = incorrect. "Developing one of our own" > "That is racist remark" = incorrect. ( if you are one for looking back over quotes I'm sure you will see that I use the expression to mean someone who is part of our club.) There was no reference to anyone other than Bowman. "if your saying Puri is not one of ours," = incorrect; where do I say that? "That is racist "= once again you are making close to libellous comments. "now you are saying I'm his critic every other day." = joke " I have marked YOUR CARD as far as your future comments are concerned" = priceless! BB card = ?? Edsoni
  • Score: 3

6:51pm Thu 13 Mar 14

openallhours says...

bill bailey wrote:
I don't agree with NW about Bowman courage , I wouldn't let him prove himself by taking a penalty when it was that important , he needs to prove himself by scoring in open play. thats what he's there to do. one might say it's a confidence boost but I don't see it that way , Converting a penalty in my book cant make up for some ordinary performances .But if this is the boy's turning point i'll eat these words.
Disagree... Bowman needed a goal and he got one, and this will probably be the turning point of his season (and credit to Nigel for backing him). Whether a goal comes from a set piece or open play, they all count and the scorer will feel the same regardless. Another very positive sign that we're in for a good finish to the campaign.
[quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: I don't agree with NW about Bowman courage , I wouldn't let him prove himself by taking a penalty when it was that important , he needs to prove himself by scoring in open play. thats what he's there to do. one might say it's a confidence boost but I don't see it that way , Converting a penalty in my book cant make up for some ordinary performances .But if this is the boy's turning point i'll eat these words.[/p][/quote]Disagree... Bowman needed a goal and he got one, and this will probably be the turning point of his season (and credit to Nigel for backing him). Whether a goal comes from a set piece or open play, they all count and the scorer will feel the same regardless. Another very positive sign that we're in for a good finish to the campaign. openallhours
  • Score: 5

7:39pm Thu 13 Mar 14

23rdApril1966 says...

pip007 wrote:
RooBeck wrote:
pip007 wrote:
We play better when we wear white shorts. Discuss.
Stats. show that Man United and Newcastle United do too and in one other piece of football trivia, some research was done a few seasons back that highlighted that teams who wear white stockings also do better!! So, red shirts, white shorts and white socks for us till the end of the season!! COYR.
Sorted!
You're all forgetting my lucky Xmas maroon jumper
Northampton, Fleetwood, Plymouth, Wimbledon, Mansfield.
One miss away from home - Hartlepool.
And there's all you experts thinking that the change in form is down to Pope, Lowe, McCombe and Penn!
[quote][p][bold]pip007[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RooBeck[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pip007[/bold] wrote: We play better when we wear white shorts. Discuss.[/p][/quote]Stats. show that Man United and Newcastle United do too and in one other piece of football trivia, some research was done a few seasons back that highlighted that teams who wear white stockings also do better!! So, red shirts, white shorts and white socks for us till the end of the season!! COYR.[/p][/quote]Sorted![/p][/quote]You're all forgetting my lucky Xmas maroon jumper Northampton, Fleetwood, Plymouth, Wimbledon, Mansfield. One miss away from home - Hartlepool. And there's all you experts thinking that the change in form is down to Pope, Lowe, McCombe and Penn! 23rdApril1966
  • Score: 3

10:05pm Thu 13 Mar 14

pip007 says...

23rdApril1966 wrote:
pip007 wrote:
RooBeck wrote:
pip007 wrote:
We play better when we wear white shorts. Discuss.
Stats. show that Man United and Newcastle United do too and in one other piece of football trivia, some research was done a few seasons back that highlighted that teams who wear white stockings also do better!! So, red shirts, white shorts and white socks for us till the end of the season!! COYR.
Sorted!
You're all forgetting my lucky Xmas maroon jumper
Northampton, Fleetwood, Plymouth, Wimbledon, Mansfield.
One miss away from home - Hartlepool.
And there's all you experts thinking that the change in form is down to Pope, Lowe, McCombe and Penn!
There's no question about it, your jumper is our secret weapon. Does it only work for away games?
[quote][p][bold]23rdApril1966[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pip007[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RooBeck[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pip007[/bold] wrote: We play better when we wear white shorts. Discuss.[/p][/quote]Stats. show that Man United and Newcastle United do too and in one other piece of football trivia, some research was done a few seasons back that highlighted that teams who wear white stockings also do better!! So, red shirts, white shorts and white socks for us till the end of the season!! COYR.[/p][/quote]Sorted![/p][/quote]You're all forgetting my lucky Xmas maroon jumper Northampton, Fleetwood, Plymouth, Wimbledon, Mansfield. One miss away from home - Hartlepool. And there's all you experts thinking that the change in form is down to Pope, Lowe, McCombe and Penn![/p][/quote]There's no question about it, your jumper is our secret weapon. Does it only work for away games? pip007
  • Score: 0

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