Updated: York City sign striker Calvin Andrew

York Press: York City have signed former Luton and Mansfield striker Calvin Andrew, pictured right York City have signed former Luton and Mansfield striker Calvin Andrew, pictured right

CALVIN ANDREW is expected to make his York City debut from the bench in tonight’s home match with bottom-of-the-table Torquay.

The 27-year-old forward has joined the Minstermen until the end of the season, having spent the first six months of the campaign with Mansfield before becoming a free agent in January.

Andrew has not played any competitive football since and will be eased into action, therefore, by City chief Nigel Worthington, who has also challenged the 6ft 2in target man to bag himself a permanent move to Bootham Crescent in the summer.

Luton-born Andrew has previously played in the Championship for his home-town club, Crystal Palace and Millwall.

His goalscoring record might be underwhelming - Andrew has only managed to net once in each of the last four seasons and has a career tally of 17 from 222 professional outings - but he caught Worthington’s eye when he helped the Stags secure a 2-1 win in North Yorkshire back in September with the City chief adding: “He’s not played a lot of football over the last six weeks but he’s a good pro who looks after himself.

“He will probably be getting 15 or 20 minutes off the bench for the next couple of weeks and we will take it from there. We are giving him a platform to perform and sell himself to York City and, if that does not happen, then he could sell himself to another football club.

“He’s a big unit and a strong boy who can get hold of the ball and work defences. He works very hard and has the same ethos we have in the group. He’s also capable of scoring a goal although he probably would have liked to have scored more goals than he has done.”

The Minstermen are still waiting for scan results to confirm that top scorer Wes Fletcher and Northern Ireland international winger Josh Carson both suffered medial ligament damage during Saturday’s 1-0 win at Portsmouth but the likelihood remains that the pair will be sidelined for the rest of the campaign.

With Andrew recruited to fill Fletcher’s recent role as an impact substitute, Worthington has also called upon Carson’s replacement to compensate fully for his loss.

Worthington looks likely to choose between Ryan Jarvis and Sander Puri for wing duty against Torquay and he said: “Josh gives you bags of energy going forward and defensively and, whoever picks up that mantle and steps into the breach, has to carry that on because they can’t be playing catch-up now.

“Wes has had an unfortunate time with injuries but, when he’s on the pitch either from the start or as a substitute, he’s always liable to score or create a goal. We have brought Calvin in and he was a real handful when we played Mansfield so, hopefully, he can be a handful for us.

“When you lose a player such as Wes, it’s important to keep some strength on the bench so, if you need to make a change, you have that experience and quality to step in.”

Worthington has not ruled out making further additions to his squad, before Thursday’s deadline for loans.

Torquay will arrive at Bootham Crescent six points from safety and having lost seven of their last ten games.

Midfielder Joss Labadie, meanwhile, is serving a ten-game ban for biting Chesterfield’s Ollie Banks and on-loan Brighton striker Shamir Goodwin will also be suspended after his red card during Saturday’s 1-0 home defeat to Newport.

Manager Chris Hargreaves could, as a result, recall five-goal, top scorer Jordan Chappell, even though he has not netted in19 matches since October, while winger Courtney Cameron remains doubtful with a hamstring strain.

But Worthington has warned his team not to take tonight’s visitors lightly.

He said: “Labadie is a big player for them and so is Goodwin but, if we think we are in for an easy night, they will take the three points because they are fighting for their lives. We know what happened with ourselves last season.”

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12:27pm Mon 24 Mar 14

You're Fired says...

Remember him playing for Mansfield down here earlier in the season. Was a handful that day and so I was surprised to see him released. However 1 goal in 16 isn't a great return for a striker so maybe that decision was justified. Welcome to the promotion hunt Calvin.
Remember him playing for Mansfield down here earlier in the season. Was a handful that day and so I was surprised to see him released. However 1 goal in 16 isn't a great return for a striker so maybe that decision was justified. Welcome to the promotion hunt Calvin. You're Fired
  • Score: 9

12:34pm Mon 24 Mar 14

johnno65 says...

Just checked Wikipedia not really a goal machine, looks big and strong but would stike with Coulson, Bowman and Jarvis if fit, and i might as well beat everyone else wheres Sharif McDonald if that is his name its been so long im not sure how to spell it.
Just checked Wikipedia not really a goal machine, looks big and strong but would stike with Coulson, Bowman and Jarvis if fit, and i might as well beat everyone else wheres Sharif McDonald if that is his name its been so long im not sure how to spell it. johnno65
  • Score: 2

12:39pm Mon 24 Mar 14

robiniorocks says...

Hopefully he will follow in the footsteps of John McCombe and be an istant star! Mansfailed have mismanaged some great players so lets show them how to get it right!!!

NW's track record has been pretty good so far and its good to see us wasting no time!

Tomorrow night will be not be easy against Torquay who will be fighting for their lives! Lets get behind them and bag the 3 points and keep the run going!!
Hopefully he will follow in the footsteps of John McCombe and be an istant star! Mansfailed have mismanaged some great players so lets show them how to get it right!!! NW's track record has been pretty good so far and its good to see us wasting no time! Tomorrow night will be not be easy against Torquay who will be fighting for their lives! Lets get behind them and bag the 3 points and keep the run going!! robiniorocks
  • Score: 11

2:01pm Mon 24 Mar 14

PhilR@Strike says...

Welcome Calvin.
Here’s hoping it's "Onwards and Upwards" for both you and the Team.
All the very best wishes, for your time at York City.
Never know, may be a permanent move if you do well?
Welcome Calvin. Here’s hoping it's "Onwards and Upwards" for both you and the Team. All the very best wishes, for your time at York City. Never know, may be a permanent move if you do well? PhilR@Strike
  • Score: 7

3:56pm Mon 24 Mar 14

pip007 says...

Looks like he might be a handful for defenders. Hope he knows where the back of the net is. By the way (going out on a limb here) ex-Worthington and ex-Norwich protege David Bentley is a free agent. I wonder if he fancies stretching his legs a bit?
Looks like he might be a handful for defenders. Hope he knows where the back of the net is. By the way (going out on a limb here) ex-Worthington and ex-Norwich protege David Bentley is a free agent. I wonder if he fancies stretching his legs a bit? pip007
  • Score: 5

3:59pm Mon 24 Mar 14

pip007 says...

johnno65 wrote:
Just checked Wikipedia not really a goal machine, looks big and strong but would stike with Coulson, Bowman and Jarvis if fit, and i might as well beat everyone else wheres Sharif McDonald if that is his name its been so long im not sure how to spell it.
I'd be surprised if there are any 20-plus 'goal machines' available at this time of the season. Maybe in the summer we can strengthen up front. I like Bowman for his work rate alone, but I'm not blown away by either of the Ryan's as goal scorers. (Shaquille, by the way).
[quote][p][bold]johnno65[/bold] wrote: Just checked Wikipedia not really a goal machine, looks big and strong but would stike with Coulson, Bowman and Jarvis if fit, and i might as well beat everyone else wheres Sharif McDonald if that is his name its been so long im not sure how to spell it.[/p][/quote]I'd be surprised if there are any 20-plus 'goal machines' available at this time of the season. Maybe in the summer we can strengthen up front. I like Bowman for his work rate alone, but I'm not blown away by either of the Ryan's as goal scorers. (Shaquille, by the way). pip007
  • Score: 1

4:17pm Mon 24 Mar 14

OLD - HEAD says...

He is clearly just a stop-gap signing to see us through until the end of the season. He does seem to have a fair bit of experience though, so if he is fit, he could be a useful signing. As he is a free-agent, there will be no complications as to how many loan signings we could play.
He is clearly just a stop-gap signing to see us through until the end of the season. He does seem to have a fair bit of experience though, so if he is fit, he could be a useful signing. As he is a free-agent, there will be no complications as to how many loan signings we could play. OLD - HEAD
  • Score: 5

4:47pm Mon 24 Mar 14

dadster says...

For me this is a win-win scenario for both the club and the player. We get an experienced league player with a point to prove and if it doesn't work out then he moves on at the end of the season.

IMO we are now in bonus territory having completed our mission for this season which was mid-table security with a view to progress towards a shot at the play-offs next season. Obviously I would be delighted if we were to get into the play-offs and even get promoted but whatever happens in the remaining games it's been a good season for us and we can look forward with real optimism which certainly wasn't the case this time last year.

I just hope we use these remaining games to play with a sense of freedom and attacking intent which gives us all some entertaining football to finish the season with. The first half against Wycombe is the type of football we want to see more often.
For me this is a win-win scenario for both the club and the player. We get an experienced league player with a point to prove and if it doesn't work out then he moves on at the end of the season. IMO we are now in bonus territory having completed our mission for this season which was mid-table security with a view to progress towards a shot at the play-offs next season. Obviously I would be delighted if we were to get into the play-offs and even get promoted but whatever happens in the remaining games it's been a good season for us and we can look forward with real optimism which certainly wasn't the case this time last year. I just hope we use these remaining games to play with a sense of freedom and attacking intent which gives us all some entertaining football to finish the season with. The first half against Wycombe is the type of football we want to see more often. dadster
  • Score: 34

4:47pm Mon 24 Mar 14

T.R.M1974 says...

Took our defense apart earlier in the season won everything in the air, welcome to York Calvin
Took our defense apart earlier in the season won everything in the air, welcome to York Calvin T.R.M1974
  • Score: 9

5:16pm Mon 24 Mar 14

duffy says...

13 goals in 10 seasons, now that's some record. I'm guessing more a back up, squad player.
13 goals in 10 seasons, now that's some record. I'm guessing more a back up, squad player. duffy
  • Score: 0

6:15pm Mon 24 Mar 14

RickyC says...

Not a bad shout from the manager. I think he deserves credit for the speed at which he's acted. He's seen the problem with Fletcher and swiftly sorted it. The player hasn't got a great scoring record I know, but neither did Rankine until he came to us. Should provide good cover until Fletcher comes back.
Not a bad shout from the manager. I think he deserves credit for the speed at which he's acted. He's seen the problem with Fletcher and swiftly sorted it. The player hasn't got a great scoring record I know, but neither did Rankine until he came to us. Should provide good cover until Fletcher comes back. RickyC
  • Score: 2

6:28pm Mon 24 Mar 14

Garrowby Turnoff says...

Let's hope the ex-Mansfield player is as good a signing as Mansfield's Ken Wagstaff was for Hull City in '64!
Let's hope the ex-Mansfield player is as good a signing as Mansfield's Ken Wagstaff was for Hull City in '64! Garrowby Turnoff
  • Score: 4

7:10pm Mon 24 Mar 14

uhtred says...

RickyC wrote:
Not a bad shout from the manager. I think he deserves credit for the speed at which he's acted. He's seen the problem with Fletcher and swiftly sorted it. The player hasn't got a great scoring record I know, but neither did Rankine until he came to us. Should provide good cover until Fletcher comes back.
Rankin's did not have a goal scoring record with us either! 7 goals in open play rest from pens.
[quote][p][bold]RickyC[/bold] wrote: Not a bad shout from the manager. I think he deserves credit for the speed at which he's acted. He's seen the problem with Fletcher and swiftly sorted it. The player hasn't got a great scoring record I know, but neither did Rankine until he came to us. Should provide good cover until Fletcher comes back.[/p][/quote]Rankin's did not have a goal scoring record with us either! 7 goals in open play rest from pens. uhtred
  • Score: 1

8:37pm Mon 24 Mar 14

Bernard111 says...

Does anyone know why Shaquille McDonald isn't playing ? surely he could be given a run against Torquay tomorrow ?
Does anyone know why Shaquille McDonald isn't playing ? surely he could be given a run against Torquay tomorrow ? Bernard111
  • Score: -3

8:48pm Mon 24 Mar 14

23rdApril1966 says...

At BC earlier in the season I compared his performance with what we saw from Matt in that Kidderminster night match in Conference, he absolutely dominated us. So to see some of the stats above is a real eye opener. But by God he was good that night. Fingers crossed!
At BC earlier in the season I compared his performance with what we saw from Matt in that Kidderminster night match in Conference, he absolutely dominated us. So to see some of the stats above is a real eye opener. But by God he was good that night. Fingers crossed! 23rdApril1966
  • Score: 2

9:40pm Mon 24 Mar 14

pip007 says...

You can see some of his goals on Youtube. Pretty spectacular. He's going to be useful at corners. Leaps like a salmon!
You can see some of his goals on Youtube. Pretty spectacular. He's going to be useful at corners. Leaps like a salmon! pip007
  • Score: 4

10:17pm Mon 24 Mar 14

bill bailey says...

Good result for us tonight Southend beating Oxford 3-0.
Good result for us tonight Southend beating Oxford 3-0. bill bailey
  • Score: -1

11:32pm Mon 24 Mar 14

jumbojet says...

bill bailey wrote:
Good result for us tonight Southend beating Oxford 3-0.
Why is that a good result Bill? a draw would have been a good result, +3 goals to Southend with play-offs decided on goal difference!!! think about it Billy.
[quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: Good result for us tonight Southend beating Oxford 3-0.[/p][/quote]Why is that a good result Bill? a draw would have been a good result, +3 goals to Southend with play-offs decided on goal difference!!! think about it Billy. jumbojet
  • Score: 5

11:39pm Mon 24 Mar 14

Tamworth 2 return says...

bill bailey wrote:
Good result for us tonight Southend beating Oxford 3-0.
Yes a win tomorrow would put us in a great position, breathing down their necks. Long long way to go though especially now we have potentially lost Fletch & Carson.

So Bill, who do you fancy to start out wide Coulo or your favourite Puri. Personally would like to see Coulson carry on up front and see what Puri can do
[quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: Good result for us tonight Southend beating Oxford 3-0.[/p][/quote]Yes a win tomorrow would put us in a great position, breathing down their necks. Long long way to go though especially now we have potentially lost Fletch & Carson. So Bill, who do you fancy to start out wide Coulo or your favourite Puri. Personally would like to see Coulson carry on up front and see what Puri can do Tamworth 2 return
  • Score: 3

7:18am Tue 25 Mar 14

anth!! says...

bill bailey wrote:
Good result for us tonight Southend beating Oxford 3-0.
No it wasnt, they have gone above us in the league.
[quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: Good result for us tonight Southend beating Oxford 3-0.[/p][/quote]No it wasnt, they have gone above us in the league. anth!!
  • Score: 1

7:45am Tue 25 Mar 14

duffy says...

After a draw a win for Southend was fine. We go above them again with a win and only a point off Oxford.
It's looking like four teams with two places up for grabs, although you can also make an argument for both Fleetwood and Burton been catchable.
We keep winning we're in the play offs regardless.
After a draw a win for Southend was fine. We go above them again with a win and only a point off Oxford. It's looking like four teams with two places up for grabs, although you can also make an argument for both Fleetwood and Burton been catchable. We keep winning we're in the play offs regardless. duffy
  • Score: 10

7:55am Tue 25 Mar 14

bill bailey says...

anth!! wrote:
bill bailey wrote:
Good result for us tonight Southend beating Oxford 3-0.
No it wasnt, they have gone above us in the league.
I can see maths is not your strongest subject. WIN tonight go above Southend
and then a point behind Oxford . we keep doing the business Oxford cant afford to loose the next game or we go 6th. OH yes it was a good result.
[quote][p][bold]anth!![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: Good result for us tonight Southend beating Oxford 3-0.[/p][/quote]No it wasnt, they have gone above us in the league.[/p][/quote]I can see maths is not your strongest subject. WIN tonight go above Southend and then a point behind Oxford . we keep doing the business Oxford cant afford to loose the next game or we go 6th. OH yes it was a good result. bill bailey
  • Score: 4

8:12am Tue 25 Mar 14

bill bailey says...

Tamworth 2 return wrote:
bill bailey wrote:
Good result for us tonight Southend beating Oxford 3-0.
Yes a win tomorrow would put us in a great position, breathing down their necks. Long long way to go though especially now we have potentially lost Fletch & Carson.

So Bill, who do you fancy to start out wide Coulo or your favourite Puri. Personally would like to see Coulson carry on up front and see what Puri can do
Well whoever he picks its got to be someone who can score from 6 yds or score. from anywhere simple chances have got to be put away, NWs words not mine. we are now at the point where goal difference could be the deciding factor with the new signing who has not played for 8 weeks and no goal scoring record, and our target who has scored two penalties in 14 game or so in my book I don't feel too confident , Calvin might play havoc with defences but we need a goal scorer and I cant see too many options , therefore this is the match to give Sander a run out. That's the way I see it T2, what do you think ?
[quote][p][bold]Tamworth 2 return[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: Good result for us tonight Southend beating Oxford 3-0.[/p][/quote]Yes a win tomorrow would put us in a great position, breathing down their necks. Long long way to go though especially now we have potentially lost Fletch & Carson. So Bill, who do you fancy to start out wide Coulo or your favourite Puri. Personally would like to see Coulson carry on up front and see what Puri can do[/p][/quote]Well whoever he picks its got to be someone who can score from 6 yds or score. from anywhere simple chances have got to be put away, NWs words not mine. we are now at the point where goal difference could be the deciding factor with the new signing who has not played for 8 weeks and no goal scoring record, and our target who has scored two penalties in 14 game or so in my book I don't feel too confident , Calvin might play havoc with defences but we need a goal scorer and I cant see too many options , therefore this is the match to give Sander a run out. That's the way I see it T2, what do you think ? bill bailey
  • Score: 1

8:41am Tue 25 Mar 14

dangermoose says...

Can't see Puri featuring other than from the bench. Jarvis will come in and either play wide or central. Don't see any other changes unless Banjo does not recover from his knock.
Can't see Puri featuring other than from the bench. Jarvis will come in and either play wide or central. Don't see any other changes unless Banjo does not recover from his knock. dangermoose
  • Score: 0

9:09am Tue 25 Mar 14

Southern Exile says...

bill bailey wrote:
anth!! wrote:
bill bailey wrote:
Good result for us tonight Southend beating Oxford 3-0.
No it wasnt, they have gone above us in the league.
I can see maths is not your strongest subject. WIN tonight go above Southend
and then a point behind Oxford . we keep doing the business Oxford cant afford to loose the next game or we go 6th. OH yes it was a good result.
Yes it was a good result, makes it 2 playoff spaces from 4 teams rather than 1 from 3... draw might have been fractionally better but debateable...
[quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]anth!![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: Good result for us tonight Southend beating Oxford 3-0.[/p][/quote]No it wasnt, they have gone above us in the league.[/p][/quote]I can see maths is not your strongest subject. WIN tonight go above Southend and then a point behind Oxford . we keep doing the business Oxford cant afford to loose the next game or we go 6th. OH yes it was a good result.[/p][/quote]Yes it was a good result, makes it 2 playoff spaces from 4 teams rather than 1 from 3... draw might have been fractionally better but debateable... Southern Exile
  • Score: 1

9:18am Tue 25 Mar 14

bill bailey says...

GREAT NEWS. the FA has just announced that the FA Cup matches starting 14/15 season G3 surfaces can be used ,this is the way forward after seeing them used for matches in England, Maidstone United have been the driving force in the lower divisions to get them used and well done to them , perhaps the surface in the new stadium should be laid it is he future there is no question Rugby Union is played on it, if both clubs agree we can have a consistent surface not maybe a plough field to play on. minimum maintenance
Look up the Maidstone fc web site you can learn a lot about it, also The English league Consultation on Artificial surfaces. site.
GREAT NEWS. the FA has just announced that the FA Cup matches starting 14/15 season G3 surfaces can be used ,this is the way forward after seeing them used for matches in England, Maidstone United have been the driving force in the lower divisions to get them used and well done to them , perhaps the surface in the new stadium should be laid it is he future there is no question Rugby Union is played on it, if both clubs agree we can have a consistent surface not maybe a plough field to play on. minimum maintenance Look up the Maidstone fc web site you can learn a lot about it, also The English league Consultation on Artificial surfaces. site. bill bailey
  • Score: -3

9:53am Tue 25 Mar 14

anth!! says...

bill bailey wrote:
anth!! wrote:
bill bailey wrote:
Good result for us tonight Southend beating Oxford 3-0.
No it wasnt, they have gone above us in the league.
I can see maths is not your strongest subject. WIN tonight go above Southend
and then a point behind Oxford . we keep doing the business Oxford cant afford to loose the next game or we go 6th. OH yes it was a good result.
Nothing wrong with my maths at all, or aye & Southend did their goal difference a bit of good aswell.
[quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]anth!![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: Good result for us tonight Southend beating Oxford 3-0.[/p][/quote]No it wasnt, they have gone above us in the league.[/p][/quote]I can see maths is not your strongest subject. WIN tonight go above Southend and then a point behind Oxford . we keep doing the business Oxford cant afford to loose the next game or we go 6th. OH yes it was a good result.[/p][/quote]Nothing wrong with my maths at all, or aye & Southend did their goal difference a bit of good aswell. anth!!
  • Score: 1

10:24am Tue 25 Mar 14

Peppa07 says...

bill bailey wrote:
GREAT NEWS. the FA has just announced that the FA Cup matches starting 14/15 season G3 surfaces can be used ,this is the way forward after seeing them used for matches in England, Maidstone United have been the driving force in the lower divisions to get them used and well done to them , perhaps the surface in the new stadium should be laid it is he future there is no question Rugby Union is played on it, if both clubs agree we can have a consistent surface not maybe a plough field to play on. minimum maintenance
Look up the Maidstone fc web site you can learn a lot about it, also The English league Consultation on Artificial surfaces. site.
How can this be 'great news'??? I've always been worried about the 'new stadium' - designs for which haven't even surfaced yet. Most new stadiums are ghastly, soulless, and lacking atmosphere. With some imagination there's a slim hope we could get a nice one but we just don't know! Now Bill wants us to have a plastic pitch as well! Maybe the technology has moved on but for me football should be played on grass, and in the winter there's some mud around the goalmouths. Actually BC has an excellent pitch - not a single postponement all year and a pretty good surface. I don't want a plastic stadium or a plastic pitch.
[quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: GREAT NEWS. the FA has just announced that the FA Cup matches starting 14/15 season G3 surfaces can be used ,this is the way forward after seeing them used for matches in England, Maidstone United have been the driving force in the lower divisions to get them used and well done to them , perhaps the surface in the new stadium should be laid it is he future there is no question Rugby Union is played on it, if both clubs agree we can have a consistent surface not maybe a plough field to play on. minimum maintenance Look up the Maidstone fc web site you can learn a lot about it, also The English league Consultation on Artificial surfaces. site.[/p][/quote]How can this be 'great news'??? I've always been worried about the 'new stadium' - designs for which haven't even surfaced yet. Most new stadiums are ghastly, soulless, and lacking atmosphere. With some imagination there's a slim hope we could get a nice one but we just don't know! Now Bill wants us to have a plastic pitch as well! Maybe the technology has moved on but for me football should be played on grass, and in the winter there's some mud around the goalmouths. Actually BC has an excellent pitch - not a single postponement all year and a pretty good surface. I don't want a plastic stadium or a plastic pitch. Peppa07
  • Score: 8

10:32am Tue 25 Mar 14

duffy says...

Jarvis will come in.
Jarvis will come in. duffy
  • Score: 1

10:40am Tue 25 Mar 14

Peppa07 says...

duffy wrote:
Jarvis will come in.
Yes, of course he will. And that's the best choice - minimum changes to a winning team. Coulson in the middle....looking forward to tonight. Can everyone bring someone who has been to hardly any games all year? Let's get a decent attendance in spite of only 150 odd visiting fans.
[quote][p][bold]duffy[/bold] wrote: Jarvis will come in.[/p][/quote]Yes, of course he will. And that's the best choice - minimum changes to a winning team. Coulson in the middle....looking forward to tonight. Can everyone bring someone who has been to hardly any games all year? Let's get a decent attendance in spite of only 150 odd visiting fans. Peppa07
  • Score: 5

11:20am Tue 25 Mar 14

Southern Exile says...

Personally I would go with Puri out wide and keep Coulson in the middle, Jarvis and Andrew (who has obviously been brought in to motivate Bowman) on the bench...
Personally I would go with Puri out wide and keep Coulson in the middle, Jarvis and Andrew (who has obviously been brought in to motivate Bowman) on the bench... Southern Exile
  • Score: 3

11:34am Tue 25 Mar 14

Mike the fish says...

Southern Exile wrote:
Personally I would go with Puri out wide and keep Coulson in the middle, Jarvis and Andrew (who has obviously been brought in to motivate Bowman) on the bench...
I agree with you on this - keep Jarvis on the bench as a possible replacement for the strikers. That said, I am sure Duffy is right in his comment that Jarvis will replace Carson as the only change.

Looking forward to tonight; won't be easy as Torquay will be up for the fight.
[quote][p][bold]Southern Exile[/bold] wrote: Personally I would go with Puri out wide and keep Coulson in the middle, Jarvis and Andrew (who has obviously been brought in to motivate Bowman) on the bench...[/p][/quote]I agree with you on this - keep Jarvis on the bench as a possible replacement for the strikers. That said, I am sure Duffy is right in his comment that Jarvis will replace Carson as the only change. Looking forward to tonight; won't be easy as Torquay will be up for the fight. Mike the fish
  • Score: 2

2:15pm Tue 25 Mar 14

PMarsham says...

Bernard111 wrote:
Does anyone know why Shaquille McDonald isn't playing ? surely he could be given a run against Torquay tomorrow ?
Is McDonald still at the club? Why no mention of him in the Press, surely they should be finding out what has happened to him given the current injury situation amongst the forwards
[quote][p][bold]Bernard111[/bold] wrote: Does anyone know why Shaquille McDonald isn't playing ? surely he could be given a run against Torquay tomorrow ?[/p][/quote]Is McDonald still at the club? Why no mention of him in the Press, surely they should be finding out what has happened to him given the current injury situation amongst the forwards PMarsham
  • Score: -1

2:59pm Tue 25 Mar 14

duffy says...

PMarsham wrote:
Bernard111 wrote:
Does anyone know why Shaquille McDonald isn't playing ? surely he could be given a run against Torquay tomorrow ?
Is McDonald still at the club? Why no mention of him in the Press, surely they should be finding out what has happened to him given the current injury situation amongst the forwards
Still at the club but less than impressive in training by all accounts.
[quote][p][bold]PMarsham[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bernard111[/bold] wrote: Does anyone know why Shaquille McDonald isn't playing ? surely he could be given a run against Torquay tomorrow ?[/p][/quote]Is McDonald still at the club? Why no mention of him in the Press, surely they should be finding out what has happened to him given the current injury situation amongst the forwards[/p][/quote]Still at the club but less than impressive in training by all accounts. duffy
  • Score: 0

6:04pm Tue 25 Mar 14

cambersdad says...

whoever plays please can we have a win because it's my birthday thank you
whoever plays please can we have a win because it's my birthday thank you cambersdad
  • Score: 2

6:13pm Tue 25 Mar 14

bill bailey says...

Peppa07 wrote:
bill bailey wrote:
GREAT NEWS. the FA has just announced that the FA Cup matches starting 14/15 season G3 surfaces can be used ,this is the way forward after seeing them used for matches in England, Maidstone United have been the driving force in the lower divisions to get them used and well done to them , perhaps the surface in the new stadium should be laid it is he future there is no question Rugby Union is played on it, if both clubs agree we can have a consistent surface not maybe a plough field to play on. minimum maintenance
Look up the Maidstone fc web site you can learn a lot about it, also The English league Consultation on Artificial surfaces. site.
How can this be 'great news'??? I've always been worried about the 'new stadium' - designs for which haven't even surfaced yet. Most new stadiums are ghastly, soulless, and lacking atmosphere. With some imagination there's a slim hope we could get a nice one but we just don't know! Now Bill wants us to have a plastic pitch as well! Maybe the technology has moved on but for me football should be played on grass, and in the winter there's some mud around the goalmouths. Actually BC has an excellent pitch - not a single postponement all year and a pretty good surface. I don't want a plastic stadium or a plastic pitch.
You mightn't want it but heres a 78yr old guy that says its the way forward for many of the clubs in Britain, and football in general, Its not what you want its what is best game , you need to read more and take your blinkers off and be more open minded, The game is changing fast at all levels, Kit,Balls, Clubs
have to cut costs, and if weather like we have had this last few months causing games to be postponed with no income coming in they could find themselves in financial trouble, and York could easily be one of them, Broaden your view Peppa .
[quote][p][bold]Peppa07[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: GREAT NEWS. the FA has just announced that the FA Cup matches starting 14/15 season G3 surfaces can be used ,this is the way forward after seeing them used for matches in England, Maidstone United have been the driving force in the lower divisions to get them used and well done to them , perhaps the surface in the new stadium should be laid it is he future there is no question Rugby Union is played on it, if both clubs agree we can have a consistent surface not maybe a plough field to play on. minimum maintenance Look up the Maidstone fc web site you can learn a lot about it, also The English league Consultation on Artificial surfaces. site.[/p][/quote]How can this be 'great news'??? I've always been worried about the 'new stadium' - designs for which haven't even surfaced yet. Most new stadiums are ghastly, soulless, and lacking atmosphere. With some imagination there's a slim hope we could get a nice one but we just don't know! Now Bill wants us to have a plastic pitch as well! Maybe the technology has moved on but for me football should be played on grass, and in the winter there's some mud around the goalmouths. Actually BC has an excellent pitch - not a single postponement all year and a pretty good surface. I don't want a plastic stadium or a plastic pitch.[/p][/quote]You mightn't want it but heres a 78yr old guy that says its the way forward for many of the clubs in Britain, and football in general, Its not what you want its what is best game , you need to read more and take your blinkers off and be more open minded, The game is changing fast at all levels, Kit,Balls, Clubs have to cut costs, and if weather like we have had this last few months causing games to be postponed with no income coming in they could find themselves in financial trouble, and York could easily be one of them, Broaden your view Peppa . bill bailey
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6:15pm Tue 25 Mar 14

bill bailey says...

Peppa07 wrote:
bill bailey wrote:
GREAT NEWS. the FA has just announced that the FA Cup matches starting 14/15 season G3 surfaces can be used ,this is the way forward after seeing them used for matches in England, Maidstone United have been the driving force in the lower divisions to get them used and well done to them , perhaps the surface in the new stadium should be laid it is he future there is no question Rugby Union is played on it, if both clubs agree we can have a consistent surface not maybe a plough field to play on. minimum maintenance
Look up the Maidstone fc web site you can learn a lot about it, also The English league Consultation on Artificial surfaces. site.
How can this be 'great news'??? I've always been worried about the 'new stadium' - designs for which haven't even surfaced yet. Most new stadiums are ghastly, soulless, and lacking atmosphere. With some imagination there's a slim hope we could get a nice one but we just don't know! Now Bill wants us to have a plastic pitch as well! Maybe the technology has moved on but for me football should be played on grass, and in the winter there's some mud around the goalmouths. Actually BC has an excellent pitch - not a single postponement all year and a pretty good surface. I don't want a plastic stadium or a plastic pitch.
You mightn't want it but heres a 78yr old guy that says its the way forward for many of the clubs in Britain, and football in general, Its not what you want its what is best game , you need to read more and take your blinkers off and be more open minded, The game is changing fast at all levels, Kit,Balls, Clubs
have to cut costs, and if weather like we have had this last few months causing games to be postponed with no income coming in they could find themselves in financial trouble, and York could easily be one of them, Broaden your view Peppa .
[quote][p][bold]Peppa07[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: GREAT NEWS. the FA has just announced that the FA Cup matches starting 14/15 season G3 surfaces can be used ,this is the way forward after seeing them used for matches in England, Maidstone United have been the driving force in the lower divisions to get them used and well done to them , perhaps the surface in the new stadium should be laid it is he future there is no question Rugby Union is played on it, if both clubs agree we can have a consistent surface not maybe a plough field to play on. minimum maintenance Look up the Maidstone fc web site you can learn a lot about it, also The English league Consultation on Artificial surfaces. site.[/p][/quote]How can this be 'great news'??? I've always been worried about the 'new stadium' - designs for which haven't even surfaced yet. Most new stadiums are ghastly, soulless, and lacking atmosphere. With some imagination there's a slim hope we could get a nice one but we just don't know! Now Bill wants us to have a plastic pitch as well! Maybe the technology has moved on but for me football should be played on grass, and in the winter there's some mud around the goalmouths. Actually BC has an excellent pitch - not a single postponement all year and a pretty good surface. I don't want a plastic stadium or a plastic pitch.[/p][/quote]You mightn't want it but heres a 78yr old guy that says its the way forward for many of the clubs in Britain, and football in general, Its not what you want its what is best game , you need to read more and take your blinkers off and be more open minded, The game is changing fast at all levels, Kit,Balls, Clubs have to cut costs, and if weather like we have had this last few months causing games to be postponed with no income coming in they could find themselves in financial trouble, and York could easily be one of them, Broaden your view Peppa . bill bailey
  • Score: -1

9:37am Wed 26 Mar 14

Peppa07 says...

bill bailey wrote:
Peppa07 wrote:
bill bailey wrote:
GREAT NEWS. the FA has just announced that the FA Cup matches starting 14/15 season G3 surfaces can be used ,this is the way forward after seeing them used for matches in England, Maidstone United have been the driving force in the lower divisions to get them used and well done to them , perhaps the surface in the new stadium should be laid it is he future there is no question Rugby Union is played on it, if both clubs agree we can have a consistent surface not maybe a plough field to play on. minimum maintenance
Look up the Maidstone fc web site you can learn a lot about it, also The English league Consultation on Artificial surfaces. site.
How can this be 'great news'??? I've always been worried about the 'new stadium' - designs for which haven't even surfaced yet. Most new stadiums are ghastly, soulless, and lacking atmosphere. With some imagination there's a slim hope we could get a nice one but we just don't know! Now Bill wants us to have a plastic pitch as well! Maybe the technology has moved on but for me football should be played on grass, and in the winter there's some mud around the goalmouths. Actually BC has an excellent pitch - not a single postponement all year and a pretty good surface. I don't want a plastic stadium or a plastic pitch.
You mightn't want it but heres a 78yr old guy that says its the way forward for many of the clubs in Britain, and football in general, Its not what you want its what is best game , you need to read more and take your blinkers off and be more open minded, The game is changing fast at all levels, Kit,Balls, Clubs
have to cut costs, and if weather like we have had this last few months causing games to be postponed with no income coming in they could find themselves in financial trouble, and York could easily be one of them, Broaden your view Peppa .
There are some things we should stand up against. Gangsters taking over football clubs, tax exiled asset strippers destroying my hometown club (CCFC), name changes (Hull Tigers, anyone?), kit changes (Bluebirds playing in red, who likes that?), and plastic pitches. If we agree to changes like this we may as well widen the goals to make 0-0 less likely and abolish offside because some people have trouble understanding it...call me a traditionalist if you like but some things should remain beyond reach....yes clubs suffer from postponements. There should be a collective pot raised from the supranormal incomes of top clubs to help the likes of Newport, Bury and us if needs be. But we can't expect any such thing from the toothless suits in the Football League. But goodness me I hear they've just had someone FAIL the 'fit and proper person' test!! Amazing! A convicted fraudster has been denied control of Leeds! Wow...too late to save the likes of Coventry, Birmingham and others....
[quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Peppa07[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: GREAT NEWS. the FA has just announced that the FA Cup matches starting 14/15 season G3 surfaces can be used ,this is the way forward after seeing them used for matches in England, Maidstone United have been the driving force in the lower divisions to get them used and well done to them , perhaps the surface in the new stadium should be laid it is he future there is no question Rugby Union is played on it, if both clubs agree we can have a consistent surface not maybe a plough field to play on. minimum maintenance Look up the Maidstone fc web site you can learn a lot about it, also The English league Consultation on Artificial surfaces. site.[/p][/quote]How can this be 'great news'??? I've always been worried about the 'new stadium' - designs for which haven't even surfaced yet. Most new stadiums are ghastly, soulless, and lacking atmosphere. With some imagination there's a slim hope we could get a nice one but we just don't know! Now Bill wants us to have a plastic pitch as well! Maybe the technology has moved on but for me football should be played on grass, and in the winter there's some mud around the goalmouths. Actually BC has an excellent pitch - not a single postponement all year and a pretty good surface. I don't want a plastic stadium or a plastic pitch.[/p][/quote]You mightn't want it but heres a 78yr old guy that says its the way forward for many of the clubs in Britain, and football in general, Its not what you want its what is best game , you need to read more and take your blinkers off and be more open minded, The game is changing fast at all levels, Kit,Balls, Clubs have to cut costs, and if weather like we have had this last few months causing games to be postponed with no income coming in they could find themselves in financial trouble, and York could easily be one of them, Broaden your view Peppa .[/p][/quote]There are some things we should stand up against. Gangsters taking over football clubs, tax exiled asset strippers destroying my hometown club (CCFC), name changes (Hull Tigers, anyone?), kit changes (Bluebirds playing in red, who likes that?), and plastic pitches. If we agree to changes like this we may as well widen the goals to make 0-0 less likely and abolish offside because some people have trouble understanding it...call me a traditionalist if you like but some things should remain beyond reach....yes clubs suffer from postponements. There should be a collective pot raised from the supranormal incomes of top clubs to help the likes of Newport, Bury and us if needs be. But we can't expect any such thing from the toothless suits in the Football League. But goodness me I hear they've just had someone FAIL the 'fit and proper person' test!! Amazing! A convicted fraudster has been denied control of Leeds! Wow...too late to save the likes of Coventry, Birmingham and others.... Peppa07
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