York City extend unbeaten run to a 12th game with away draw at league leaders Rochdale

York City goalkeeper Nick Pope clears on his way to a seventh successive clean sheet

York City midfielder Adam Reed in the thick of the action against Rochdale

Striker Ryan Bowman battles with a Rochdale opponent in York City's 0-0 draw at Spotland

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YORK City kept a seventh successive clean sheet to hold Sky Bet League Two leaders Rochdale to a 0-0 draw at Spotland.

The Minstermen moved to within one more shut-out of a club record in consecutive games, which they will equal if they keep Accrington off the scoresheet at Bootham Crescent next weekend.

City managed just one shot in a low-key first half with Ryan Brobbel driving wide of Josh Lillis' near post from 25 yards after cutting in from the left flank.

Nick Pope, meanwhile, had only one save to make during the opening period, punching away Matt Done's inswinging free kick on the stroke of half-time.

Despite enjoying greater possession prior to the interval, Dale were also largely restricted to dead-ball opportunities with centre-back Oliver Lancashire heading over twice from Ian Henderson deliveries.

The second half continued with chances still at a premium although Pope was called into action again, saving a rising Jamie Allen attempt.

Rochdale then introduced top scorer Scott Hogan from the bench just past the hour and began to apply the pressure.

Soon afterwards, Pope was forced to make good stops to deny Matt Lund and Hogan, who also headed against the outside of an upright late on but was flagged offside.

The Minstermen have now gone a dozen matches since their last defeat.

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5:05pm Sat 5 Apr 14

NottsExile says...

Sounded like a solid, disciplined performance against a good side. Well done to all concerned. I listened to it and through Barry's rambling and gloriously biased commentary it was the first real test of the defence, which coped admirably and shut out a quality attack.

Compared to the run-in of Southend ours looks more straightforward and with preparation and care we will pick up more points than Southend and Oxford.

I will not refer to an extension of the season but the omens are promising.

What a proud time it is for our Club.

Let's have a bumper crowd against banana-skin Accrington.
Sounded like a solid, disciplined performance against a good side. Well done to all concerned. I listened to it and through Barry's rambling and gloriously biased commentary it was the first real test of the defence, which coped admirably and shut out a quality attack. Compared to the run-in of Southend ours looks more straightforward and with preparation and care we will pick up more points than Southend and Oxford. I will not refer to an extension of the season but the omens are promising. What a proud time it is for our Club. Let's have a bumper crowd against banana-skin Accrington. NottsExile
  • Score: 18

5:07pm Sat 5 Apr 14

dadster says...

Massive point and with Oxford and Plymouth losing it's been a good day. Sounded like another strong defensive showing with yet another goalkeeping masterclass from Pope. Keeps us right in the mix but we need to start scoring more goals as we will concede at some stage. Still, it's great to be looking upwards for the Accrington game as this time last year I left that game thinking we were gone.
Massive point and with Oxford and Plymouth losing it's been a good day. Sounded like another strong defensive showing with yet another goalkeeping masterclass from Pope. Keeps us right in the mix but we need to start scoring more goals as we will concede at some stage. Still, it's great to be looking upwards for the Accrington game as this time last year I left that game thinking we were gone. dadster
  • Score: 13

5:10pm Sat 5 Apr 14

ian923 says...

Good away draw against the League leaders and Burton did us a favour v Plymouth and also Fleetwood v Oxford. Shame Southend managed to come back to win from 1-0 down but our result has put us back in a play off place.
As Notts exile says the omens are good.
Good away draw against the League leaders and Burton did us a favour v Plymouth and also Fleetwood v Oxford. Shame Southend managed to come back to win from 1-0 down but our result has put us back in a play off place. As Notts exile says the omens are good. ian923
  • Score: 2

5:35pm Sat 5 Apr 14

poppyroad says...

that is a tremendous result
and well done Tom Allan
though I hope Davies is back
cos we don't have any other obvious candidates to cover for the fullbacks
that is a tremendous result and well done Tom Allan though I hope Davies is back cos we don't have any other obvious candidates to cover for the fullbacks poppyroad
  • Score: 10

7:25pm Sat 5 Apr 14

OLD - HEAD says...

Just returned from Rochdale, this was a tremendous point against a very good team. Rochdale dominated the play from start to finish, but City showed great courage when put under severe pressure. Nick Pope was outstanding, but we have come to expect this kind of performance from him. Well done to Tom Allan who turned in a decent performance at left back. We never seriously looked like scoring, but our defence did the business once again, so onwards and upwards we go.
Just returned from Rochdale, this was a tremendous point against a very good team. Rochdale dominated the play from start to finish, but City showed great courage when put under severe pressure. Nick Pope was outstanding, but we have come to expect this kind of performance from him. Well done to Tom Allan who turned in a decent performance at left back. We never seriously looked like scoring, but our defence did the business once again, so onwards and upwards we go. OLD - HEAD
  • Score: 14

7:39pm Sat 5 Apr 14

Tug job says...

If Dave Flett could be bothered to refer to "York City - A Complete Record", on Page 372 he would find the results of the 1973/4 promotion season that shows we went 11 consecutive league games without conceding a goal. In the process we equalled the Football League record that had been set by Millwall.

A good point today, shame we didn't offer more going forwards - by all accounts, this was a Foylesque display - grim but effective. Perhaps we should start with Ryan Jarvis up from against Accrington? Another 8 points should see us in the play offs! COYR
If Dave Flett could be bothered to refer to "York City - A Complete Record", on Page 372 he would find the results of the 1973/4 promotion season that shows we went 11 consecutive league games without conceding a goal. In the process we equalled the Football League record that had been set by Millwall. A good point today, shame we didn't offer more going forwards - by all accounts, this was a Foylesque display - grim but effective. Perhaps we should start with Ryan Jarvis up from against Accrington? Another 8 points should see us in the play offs! COYR Tug job
  • Score: 3

7:41pm Sat 5 Apr 14

NottsExile says...

I thought I would like to have a look at how other rival clubs are feeling The Oxford Mail news website makes interesting reading. The fans are not happy Easter bunnies and they are very pessimistic.

Here is one comment;
'What a load of ****! Look at the teams we have to play in the coming weeks?
We won't win again this season!'

That is one of the more polite posts and they are bewildered by the choice of the new manager and his team selection.
Long may it continue!!!

Come on the Mighty City
I thought I would like to have a look at how other rival clubs are feeling The Oxford Mail news website makes interesting reading. The fans are not happy Easter bunnies and they are very pessimistic. Here is one comment; 'What a load of ****! Look at the teams we have to play in the coming weeks? We won't win again this season!' That is one of the more polite posts and they are bewildered by the choice of the new manager and his team selection. Long may it continue!!! Come on the Mighty City NottsExile
  • Score: 1

8:00pm Sat 5 Apr 14

T.R.M1974 says...

Great point, great support, great day out! COYR!
Great point, great support, great day out! COYR! T.R.M1974
  • Score: 4

8:34pm Sat 5 Apr 14

Peppa07 says...

Old Head is spot on. Pope outstanding - a masterclass indeed. Tom Allen did really well, though I was a bit worried at half time as all Dale's threat came down that side. But NW seems to have helped at half time and second half we were better. All round it was great defensive display. I'm not sure where the goals are going to come from but they'll come against weaker sides than Rochdale (i.e. all of the remaining 5). Moving Coulson as suggested by Tug Job might not be the best idea - he's our best forward by a long chalk. He was excellent again today. Some of others' wing delivery needs improving, including free kicks!! But I'm confident about the end of the season, we're doing great and the support today was FANTASTIC. Great credit to the fans.
Old Head is spot on. Pope outstanding - a masterclass indeed. Tom Allen did really well, though I was a bit worried at half time as all Dale's threat came down that side. But NW seems to have helped at half time and second half we were better. All round it was great defensive display. I'm not sure where the goals are going to come from but they'll come against weaker sides than Rochdale (i.e. all of the remaining 5). Moving Coulson as suggested by Tug Job might not be the best idea - he's our best forward by a long chalk. He was excellent again today. Some of others' wing delivery needs improving, including free kicks!! But I'm confident about the end of the season, we're doing great and the support today was FANTASTIC. Great credit to the fans. Peppa07
  • Score: 4

8:39pm Sat 5 Apr 14

Southern Exile says...

How many City were there?
How many City were there? Southern Exile
  • Score: 0

8:39pm Sat 5 Apr 14

SelseyBill says...

A good result against a good team wil be goor confidence and I would love to be at Wembley for the playoffs again. As I have said for most of the season we do need to score. Right now I am so happy keep up the great effort.
A good result against a good team wil be goor confidence and I would love to be at Wembley for the playoffs again. As I have said for most of the season we do need to score. Right now I am so happy keep up the great effort. SelseyBill
  • Score: 3

8:41pm Sat 5 Apr 14

23rdApril1966 says...

Well that was a backs to the wall performance if ever there was one.
Rochdale started the game ever so impressively and looked exactly what you would expect from a top of the table outfit. For all that they created very few clear cut chances, more than City mind!
The central defenders were once again magnets for the ball. Allan started shakily but at least improved as the game went on but let's be fair he is no left back so can't be critical.
Pope was again ridiculously good - kicking apart. I suspect we will be hearing a lot of him in the future at levels far higher than we can aspire to. Which City fan wouldn't give him a 5 year contract right now?
We clearly have a real chance of the play offs now with the next four games including three at home against mid table sides with little to play for and a free falling Oxford. As I posted earlier lets not die not knowing, let's go for it and if we fail so be it. To do that we need to find an attacking threat. Sorry but we need to hold the ball up far more than we do and win second ball in midfield better. So for me it would be Andrew up front with Bowman playing off him Coulson out wide for Hayhurst and Montrose in for Brobbel with Reed pushed wide.
All that said getting a result at the league leaders without three of the most influential players in Fletcher, Carson and Davies seems barely believable so credit all round.
A word for the support, not sure how many travelled but what fantastic backing. Let's hope that the regulars are joined by the Wembley brigade for the final 5 matches.
Final word re the lucky maroon jumper....not even it had the power to topple Rochdale......but 6 wins and a draw means that it will still be heading to the Kassam on Good Friday.
Well that was a backs to the wall performance if ever there was one. Rochdale started the game ever so impressively and looked exactly what you would expect from a top of the table outfit. For all that they created very few clear cut chances, more than City mind! The central defenders were once again magnets for the ball. Allan started shakily but at least improved as the game went on but let's be fair he is no left back so can't be critical. Pope was again ridiculously good - kicking apart. I suspect we will be hearing a lot of him in the future at levels far higher than we can aspire to. Which City fan wouldn't give him a 5 year contract right now? We clearly have a real chance of the play offs now with the next four games including three at home against mid table sides with little to play for and a free falling Oxford. As I posted earlier lets not die not knowing, let's go for it and if we fail so be it. To do that we need to find an attacking threat. Sorry but we need to hold the ball up far more than we do and win second ball in midfield better. So for me it would be Andrew up front with Bowman playing off him Coulson out wide for Hayhurst and Montrose in for Brobbel with Reed pushed wide. All that said getting a result at the league leaders without three of the most influential players in Fletcher, Carson and Davies seems barely believable so credit all round. A word for the support, not sure how many travelled but what fantastic backing. Let's hope that the regulars are joined by the Wembley brigade for the final 5 matches. Final word re the lucky maroon jumper....not even it had the power to topple Rochdale......but 6 wins and a draw means that it will still be heading to the Kassam on Good Friday. 23rdApril1966
  • Score: 3

9:00pm Sat 5 Apr 14

heartbreaker says...

Southern Exile wrote:
How many City were there?
944
[quote][p][bold]Southern Exile[/bold] wrote: How many City were there?[/p][/quote]944 heartbreaker
  • Score: 7

9:45pm Sat 5 Apr 14

Peppa07 says...

23rdApril1966 wrote:
Well that was a backs to the wall performance if ever there was one.
Rochdale started the game ever so impressively and looked exactly what you would expect from a top of the table outfit. For all that they created very few clear cut chances, more than City mind!
The central defenders were once again magnets for the ball. Allan started shakily but at least improved as the game went on but let's be fair he is no left back so can't be critical.
Pope was again ridiculously good - kicking apart. I suspect we will be hearing a lot of him in the future at levels far higher than we can aspire to. Which City fan wouldn't give him a 5 year contract right now?
We clearly have a real chance of the play offs now with the next four games including three at home against mid table sides with little to play for and a free falling Oxford. As I posted earlier lets not die not knowing, let's go for it and if we fail so be it. To do that we need to find an attacking threat. Sorry but we need to hold the ball up far more than we do and win second ball in midfield better. So for me it would be Andrew up front with Bowman playing off him Coulson out wide for Hayhurst and Montrose in for Brobbel with Reed pushed wide.
All that said getting a result at the league leaders without three of the most influential players in Fletcher, Carson and Davies seems barely believable so credit all round.
A word for the support, not sure how many travelled but what fantastic backing. Let's hope that the regulars are joined by the Wembley brigade for the final 5 matches.
Final word re the lucky maroon jumper....not even it had the power to topple Rochdale......but 6 wins and a draw means that it will still be heading to the Kassam on Good Friday.
Great post until you start talking about changing the team!!!! Andrew has done nothing to suggest he's the answer to our lack of goals, Bowman likewise but he did play well today, and worked hard. To suggest pushing Coulson out wide instead of leaving him where he presents a goal threat doesn't make sense - he's far and away our best forward. The suggestion to replace Brobbel with Montrose is crazy! I've yet to see any evidence to support Montrose being even on the bench let alone first choice over a creative player who will score given the chance!!!!
Ah well, these are just opinions. Weakest forward is Hayhurst because his delivery of free kicks and crosses is way over hit (three or four times today) but that can be corrected. With the injuries situation there's no obvious replacement so I wouldn't push changes on a team that's doing so well.
[quote][p][bold]23rdApril1966[/bold] wrote: Well that was a backs to the wall performance if ever there was one. Rochdale started the game ever so impressively and looked exactly what you would expect from a top of the table outfit. For all that they created very few clear cut chances, more than City mind! The central defenders were once again magnets for the ball. Allan started shakily but at least improved as the game went on but let's be fair he is no left back so can't be critical. Pope was again ridiculously good - kicking apart. I suspect we will be hearing a lot of him in the future at levels far higher than we can aspire to. Which City fan wouldn't give him a 5 year contract right now? We clearly have a real chance of the play offs now with the next four games including three at home against mid table sides with little to play for and a free falling Oxford. As I posted earlier lets not die not knowing, let's go for it and if we fail so be it. To do that we need to find an attacking threat. Sorry but we need to hold the ball up far more than we do and win second ball in midfield better. So for me it would be Andrew up front with Bowman playing off him Coulson out wide for Hayhurst and Montrose in for Brobbel with Reed pushed wide. All that said getting a result at the league leaders without three of the most influential players in Fletcher, Carson and Davies seems barely believable so credit all round. A word for the support, not sure how many travelled but what fantastic backing. Let's hope that the regulars are joined by the Wembley brigade for the final 5 matches. Final word re the lucky maroon jumper....not even it had the power to topple Rochdale......but 6 wins and a draw means that it will still be heading to the Kassam on Good Friday.[/p][/quote]Great post until you start talking about changing the team!!!! Andrew has done nothing to suggest he's the answer to our lack of goals, Bowman likewise but he did play well today, and worked hard. To suggest pushing Coulson out wide instead of leaving him where he presents a goal threat doesn't make sense - he's far and away our best forward. The suggestion to replace Brobbel with Montrose is crazy! I've yet to see any evidence to support Montrose being even on the bench let alone first choice over a creative player who will score given the chance!!!! Ah well, these are just opinions. Weakest forward is Hayhurst because his delivery of free kicks and crosses is way over hit (three or four times today) but that can be corrected. With the injuries situation there's no obvious replacement so I wouldn't push changes on a team that's doing so well. Peppa07
  • Score: 4

10:02pm Sat 5 Apr 14

23rdApril1966 says...

Peppa07 wrote:
23rdApril1966 wrote:
Well that was a backs to the wall performance if ever there was one.
Rochdale started the game ever so impressively and looked exactly what you would expect from a top of the table outfit. For all that they created very few clear cut chances, more than City mind!
The central defenders were once again magnets for the ball. Allan started shakily but at least improved as the game went on but let's be fair he is no left back so can't be critical.
Pope was again ridiculously good - kicking apart. I suspect we will be hearing a lot of him in the future at levels far higher than we can aspire to. Which City fan wouldn't give him a 5 year contract right now?
We clearly have a real chance of the play offs now with the next four games including three at home against mid table sides with little to play for and a free falling Oxford. As I posted earlier lets not die not knowing, let's go for it and if we fail so be it. To do that we need to find an attacking threat. Sorry but we need to hold the ball up far more than we do and win second ball in midfield better. So for me it would be Andrew up front with Bowman playing off him Coulson out wide for Hayhurst and Montrose in for Brobbel with Reed pushed wide.
All that said getting a result at the league leaders without three of the most influential players in Fletcher, Carson and Davies seems barely believable so credit all round.
A word for the support, not sure how many travelled but what fantastic backing. Let's hope that the regulars are joined by the Wembley brigade for the final 5 matches.
Final word re the lucky maroon jumper....not even it had the power to topple Rochdale......but 6 wins and a draw means that it will still be heading to the Kassam on Good Friday.
Great post until you start talking about changing the team!!!! Andrew has done nothing to suggest he's the answer to our lack of goals, Bowman likewise but he did play well today, and worked hard. To suggest pushing Coulson out wide instead of leaving him where he presents a goal threat doesn't make sense - he's far and away our best forward. The suggestion to replace Brobbel with Montrose is crazy! I've yet to see any evidence to support Montrose being even on the bench let alone first choice over a creative player who will score given the chance!!!!
Ah well, these are just opinions. Weakest forward is Hayhurst because his delivery of free kicks and crosses is way over hit (three or four times today) but that can be corrected. With the injuries situation there's no obvious replacement so I wouldn't push changes on a team that's doing so well.
Game of opinions. We don't look a threat anywhere near often enough. Fletcher is a huge miss. Bowman is not a hold up man, nor is Coulson. Andrew in his 3 cameo performances looks as though he gives that option.
Brobbel did nothing today, Hayhurst was poor. My rationale with Montrose is to get more support in the middle alongside Penn.
Nothing to lose IMHO but on balance I don't think we get enough from the wingers to compensate the challenge it gives us in midfield.
Play offs would be nothing but a bonus for me, I would have settled for 60 points after 46 games.
But to get over the line we need to score goals and we aren't doing that right now, perhaps no surprise with Fletcher and Carson out, so something needs to change.....especiall
y at home where we have 3 very winnable games.
[quote][p][bold]Peppa07[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]23rdApril1966[/bold] wrote: Well that was a backs to the wall performance if ever there was one. Rochdale started the game ever so impressively and looked exactly what you would expect from a top of the table outfit. For all that they created very few clear cut chances, more than City mind! The central defenders were once again magnets for the ball. Allan started shakily but at least improved as the game went on but let's be fair he is no left back so can't be critical. Pope was again ridiculously good - kicking apart. I suspect we will be hearing a lot of him in the future at levels far higher than we can aspire to. Which City fan wouldn't give him a 5 year contract right now? We clearly have a real chance of the play offs now with the next four games including three at home against mid table sides with little to play for and a free falling Oxford. As I posted earlier lets not die not knowing, let's go for it and if we fail so be it. To do that we need to find an attacking threat. Sorry but we need to hold the ball up far more than we do and win second ball in midfield better. So for me it would be Andrew up front with Bowman playing off him Coulson out wide for Hayhurst and Montrose in for Brobbel with Reed pushed wide. All that said getting a result at the league leaders without three of the most influential players in Fletcher, Carson and Davies seems barely believable so credit all round. A word for the support, not sure how many travelled but what fantastic backing. Let's hope that the regulars are joined by the Wembley brigade for the final 5 matches. Final word re the lucky maroon jumper....not even it had the power to topple Rochdale......but 6 wins and a draw means that it will still be heading to the Kassam on Good Friday.[/p][/quote]Great post until you start talking about changing the team!!!! Andrew has done nothing to suggest he's the answer to our lack of goals, Bowman likewise but he did play well today, and worked hard. To suggest pushing Coulson out wide instead of leaving him where he presents a goal threat doesn't make sense - he's far and away our best forward. The suggestion to replace Brobbel with Montrose is crazy! I've yet to see any evidence to support Montrose being even on the bench let alone first choice over a creative player who will score given the chance!!!! Ah well, these are just opinions. Weakest forward is Hayhurst because his delivery of free kicks and crosses is way over hit (three or four times today) but that can be corrected. With the injuries situation there's no obvious replacement so I wouldn't push changes on a team that's doing so well.[/p][/quote]Game of opinions. We don't look a threat anywhere near often enough. Fletcher is a huge miss. Bowman is not a hold up man, nor is Coulson. Andrew in his 3 cameo performances looks as though he gives that option. Brobbel did nothing today, Hayhurst was poor. My rationale with Montrose is to get more support in the middle alongside Penn. Nothing to lose IMHO but on balance I don't think we get enough from the wingers to compensate the challenge it gives us in midfield. Play offs would be nothing but a bonus for me, I would have settled for 60 points after 46 games. But to get over the line we need to score goals and we aren't doing that right now, perhaps no surprise with Fletcher and Carson out, so something needs to change.....especiall y at home where we have 3 very winnable games. 23rdApril1966
  • Score: 4

10:23pm Sat 5 Apr 14

A Bottom says...

3 world class saves and fantastic defending, the goals will come!!!!
In Nigel we trust!!!
Great day out!!
3 world class saves and fantastic defending, the goals will come!!!! In Nigel we trust!!! Great day out!! A Bottom
  • Score: 5

10:28pm Sat 5 Apr 14

bill bailey says...

I heard the match on the radio as always we should have had" two penalties" not apparent reading comments on here, It was a massive point today well done to the defence , again, If we do get in the play offs , and I think we will. no goal draws wont be any good, looking at the BBC result ratings on the game 3 shots 0 on target. Goals should be coming from the guys that are there who's job it is, I see it as a weakness in our set up and puts pressure on our defence. that over the last 5 games have had few breathers.
Andrew is a good target man but little is happening that creates chances, we need a couple around the twenty yard mark that will take control and have a go , Don't shoot Don't score,
I heard the match on the radio as always we should have had" two penalties" not apparent reading comments on here, It was a massive point today well done to the defence , again, If we do get in the play offs , and I think we will. no goal draws wont be any good, looking at the BBC result ratings on the game 3 shots 0 on target. Goals should be coming from the guys that are there who's job it is, I see it as a weakness in our set up and puts pressure on our defence. that over the last 5 games have had few breathers. Andrew is a good target man but little is happening that creates chances, we need a couple around the twenty yard mark that will take control and have a go , Don't shoot Don't score, bill bailey
  • Score: 1

10:44pm Sat 5 Apr 14

Stuart Martel says...

Tug job wrote:
If Dave Flett could be bothered to refer to "York City - A Complete Record", on Page 372 he would find the results of the 1973/4 promotion season that shows we went 11 consecutive league games without conceding a goal. In the process we equalled the Football League record that had been set by Millwall.

A good point today, shame we didn't offer more going forwards - by all accounts, this was a Foylesque display - grim but effective. Perhaps we should start with Ryan Jarvis up from against Accrington? Another 8 points should see us in the play offs! COYR
As mentioned in The Press last Saturday, the record refers to games in all competitions.
The 1973/4 team conceded goals in cup matches during their run of 11 consecutive league clean sheets.
Stuart Martel, sports editor
[quote][p][bold]Tug job[/bold] wrote: If Dave Flett could be bothered to refer to "York City - A Complete Record", on Page 372 he would find the results of the 1973/4 promotion season that shows we went 11 consecutive league games without conceding a goal. In the process we equalled the Football League record that had been set by Millwall. A good point today, shame we didn't offer more going forwards - by all accounts, this was a Foylesque display - grim but effective. Perhaps we should start with Ryan Jarvis up from against Accrington? Another 8 points should see us in the play offs! COYR[/p][/quote]As mentioned in The Press last Saturday, the record refers to games in all competitions. The 1973/4 team conceded goals in cup matches during their run of 11 consecutive league clean sheets. Stuart Martel, sports editor Stuart Martel
  • Score: 13

1:14pm Sun 6 Apr 14

duffy says...

We all know the main question from here on in, can we score enough goals. Defence is as good as anything in the league and its then a case of creativity from midfield and what we have left in attack. For me it's time to replace a central striker for Jarvis, he does at least score the odd goal, and then do we give Puri a shot ?
We all know the main question from here on in, can we score enough goals. Defence is as good as anything in the league and its then a case of creativity from midfield and what we have left in attack. For me it's time to replace a central striker for Jarvis, he does at least score the odd goal, and then do we give Puri a shot ? duffy
  • Score: 1

1:28pm Sun 6 Apr 14

Southern Exile says...

heartbreaker wrote:
Southern Exile wrote:
How many City were there?
944
How many does the away end at Oxford hold? Hope they don't make it all ticket...
[quote][p][bold]heartbreaker[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Southern Exile[/bold] wrote: How many City were there?[/p][/quote]944[/p][/quote]How many does the away end at Oxford hold? Hope they don't make it all ticket... Southern Exile
  • Score: 0

1:45pm Sun 6 Apr 14

Phil, Leeds says...

Tug job wrote:
If Dave Flett could be bothered to refer to "York City - A Complete Record", on Page 372 he would find the results of the 1973/4 promotion season that shows we went 11 consecutive league games without conceding a goal. In the process we equalled the Football League record that had been set by Millwall.

A good point today, shame we didn't offer more going forwards - by all accounts, this was a Foylesque display - grim but effective. Perhaps we should start with Ryan Jarvis up from against Accrington? Another 8 points should see us in the play offs! COYR
Yes, glad somebody else realised we had done it, was beginning to think I'd dreamt it! Graeme Crawford the keeper during that run.
Great point yesterday shows we need to fear no team on the run to Wembley!
Andrew again looked decent when coming on and might be worth playing him from the start. Pleased for Tom Allan, took his chance well.
[quote][p][bold]Tug job[/bold] wrote: If Dave Flett could be bothered to refer to "York City - A Complete Record", on Page 372 he would find the results of the 1973/4 promotion season that shows we went 11 consecutive league games without conceding a goal. In the process we equalled the Football League record that had been set by Millwall. A good point today, shame we didn't offer more going forwards - by all accounts, this was a Foylesque display - grim but effective. Perhaps we should start with Ryan Jarvis up from against Accrington? Another 8 points should see us in the play offs! COYR[/p][/quote]Yes, glad somebody else realised we had done it, was beginning to think I'd dreamt it! Graeme Crawford the keeper during that run. Great point yesterday shows we need to fear no team on the run to Wembley! Andrew again looked decent when coming on and might be worth playing him from the start. Pleased for Tom Allan, took his chance well. Phil, Leeds
  • Score: 1

2:30pm Sun 6 Apr 14

Tug job says...

Stuart Martel wrote:
Tug job wrote:
If Dave Flett could be bothered to refer to "York City - A Complete Record", on Page 372 he would find the results of the 1973/4 promotion season that shows we went 11 consecutive league games without conceding a goal. In the process we equalled the Football League record that had been set by Millwall.

A good point today, shame we didn't offer more going forwards - by all accounts, this was a Foylesque display - grim but effective. Perhaps we should start with Ryan Jarvis up from against Accrington? Another 8 points should see us in the play offs! COYR
As mentioned in The Press last Saturday, the record refers to games in all competitions.
The 1973/4 team conceded goals in cup matches during their run of 11 consecutive league clean sheets.
Stuart Martel, sports editor
Good morning, Stuart, thanks for getting back to me - I now understand the confusion - i was present at a fair number of those matches in '73/74. Hope to be coming over for Easter to take in the Oxford and Bury games, it will be good to see how we've progressed since the turn of the year. If we can beat Accrington next week and Oxford on Good Friday we will have one foot in the play offs which will be a phenomenal achievement - but well done to all at the club, regardless of results hereon in. COYR
[quote][p][bold]Stuart Martel[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tug job[/bold] wrote: If Dave Flett could be bothered to refer to "York City - A Complete Record", on Page 372 he would find the results of the 1973/4 promotion season that shows we went 11 consecutive league games without conceding a goal. In the process we equalled the Football League record that had been set by Millwall. A good point today, shame we didn't offer more going forwards - by all accounts, this was a Foylesque display - grim but effective. Perhaps we should start with Ryan Jarvis up from against Accrington? Another 8 points should see us in the play offs! COYR[/p][/quote]As mentioned in The Press last Saturday, the record refers to games in all competitions. The 1973/4 team conceded goals in cup matches during their run of 11 consecutive league clean sheets. Stuart Martel, sports editor[/p][/quote]Good morning, Stuart, thanks for getting back to me - I now understand the confusion - i was present at a fair number of those matches in '73/74. Hope to be coming over for Easter to take in the Oxford and Bury games, it will be good to see how we've progressed since the turn of the year. If we can beat Accrington next week and Oxford on Good Friday we will have one foot in the play offs which will be a phenomenal achievement - but well done to all at the club, regardless of results hereon in. COYR Tug job
  • Score: 3

2:36pm Sun 6 Apr 14

Village Red says...

bill bailey wrote:
I heard the match on the radio as always we should have had" two penaltiesAs for the 2 penalty decisions, the foul on Coulson looked a good case for one but Bowmans was a dive and a very poor one at that. But the most important thing is that was a massive point against a very good side. We really do have a solid defensive unit which is something we haven't had in a very long time, but the need is there to find a goal or two from somewhere and Coulson apart i'm not sure who else looks like solving that problem.
[quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: I heard the match on the radio as always we should have had" two penaltiesAs for the 2 penalty decisions, the foul on Coulson looked a good case for one but Bowmans was a dive and a very poor one at that. But the most important thing is that was a massive point against a very good side. We really do have a solid defensive unit which is something we haven't had in a very long time, but the need is there to find a goal or two from somewhere and Coulson apart i'm not sure who else looks like solving that problem. Village Red
  • Score: 3

3:11pm Sun 6 Apr 14

pip007 says...

Southern Exile wrote:
heartbreaker wrote:
Southern Exile wrote:
How many City were there?
944
How many does the away end at Oxford hold? Hope they don't make it all ticket...
2,879 at one end. 0 at the other end.
[quote][p][bold]Southern Exile[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]heartbreaker[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Southern Exile[/bold] wrote: How many City were there?[/p][/quote]944[/p][/quote]How many does the away end at Oxford hold? Hope they don't make it all ticket...[/p][/quote]2,879 at one end. 0 at the other end. pip007
  • Score: 4

4:27pm Sun 6 Apr 14

bill bailey says...

Village Red wrote:
bill bailey wrote:
I heard the match on the radio as always we should have had" two penaltiesAs for the 2 penalty decisions, the foul on Coulson looked a good case for one but Bowmans was a dive and a very poor one at that. But the most important thing is that was a massive point against a very good side. We really do have a solid defensive unit which is something we haven't had in a very long time, but the need is there to find a goal or two from somewhere and Coulson apart i'm not sure who else looks like solving that problem.Thank you VR, for your explanation on the penalties , they appear to be a couple of washer women most of the time on the radio.
I know I keep on and as is usual here will be others who has other opinions but I still think PURI could do what other players seem to lack ,doing the unexpected, dragging defenders out of their comfort zone's , there's nothing wrong in having players laying balls off with head from crosses it look's good but its not producing the end result. NW said he wanted BROBBLE to be involved defending as well as being a link man fine but if the players up front are not keeping the ball and its keeps coming back into our area he becomes an extra defender when he should be part of the attack. I haven't seen anything about BOWMAN or JARVIS that gives me the impression they are going to be our goal scoring saviours.
[quote][p][bold]Village Red[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: I heard the match on the radio as always we should have had" two penaltiesAs for the 2 penalty decisions, the foul on Coulson looked a good case for one but Bowmans was a dive and a very poor one at that. But the most important thing is that was a massive point against a very good side. We really do have a solid defensive unit which is something we haven't had in a very long time, but the need is there to find a goal or two from somewhere and Coulson apart i'm not sure who else looks like solving that problem.[/p][/quote]Thank you VR, for your explanation on the penalties , they appear to be a couple of washer women most of the time on the radio. I know I keep on and as is usual here will be others who has other opinions but I still think PURI could do what other players seem to lack ,doing the unexpected, dragging defenders out of their comfort zone's , there's nothing wrong in having players laying balls off with head from crosses it look's good but its not producing the end result. NW said he wanted BROBBLE to be involved defending as well as being a link man fine but if the players up front are not keeping the ball and its keeps coming back into our area he becomes an extra defender when he should be part of the attack. I haven't seen anything about BOWMAN or JARVIS that gives me the impression they are going to be our goal scoring saviours. bill bailey
  • Score: 0

7:52pm Sun 6 Apr 14

Southern Exile says...

pip007 wrote:
Southern Exile wrote:
heartbreaker wrote:
Southern Exile wrote:
How many City were there?
944
How many does the away end at Oxford hold? Hope they don't make it all ticket...
2,879 at one end. 0 at the other end.
Lol... The away "side" then.... Really, it holds that many?
[quote][p][bold]pip007[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Southern Exile[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]heartbreaker[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Southern Exile[/bold] wrote: How many City were there?[/p][/quote]944[/p][/quote]How many does the away end at Oxford hold? Hope they don't make it all ticket...[/p][/quote]2,879 at one end. 0 at the other end.[/p][/quote]Lol... The away "side" then.... Really, it holds that many? Southern Exile
  • Score: 0

10:18pm Sun 6 Apr 14

pip007 says...

Southern Exile wrote:
pip007 wrote:
Southern Exile wrote:
heartbreaker wrote:
Southern Exile wrote:
How many City were there?
944
How many does the away end at Oxford hold? Hope they don't make it all ticket...
2,879 at one end. 0 at the other end.
Lol... The away "side" then.... Really, it holds that many?
Sorry, I thought you were asking how many the stand holds. I'm not sure how away supporters are allocated. Last time I watched Oxford was at the Manor Ground.
[quote][p][bold]Southern Exile[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pip007[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Southern Exile[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]heartbreaker[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Southern Exile[/bold] wrote: How many City were there?[/p][/quote]944[/p][/quote]How many does the away end at Oxford hold? Hope they don't make it all ticket...[/p][/quote]2,879 at one end. 0 at the other end.[/p][/quote]Lol... The away "side" then.... Really, it holds that many?[/p][/quote]Sorry, I thought you were asking how many the stand holds. I'm not sure how away supporters are allocated. Last time I watched Oxford was at the Manor Ground. pip007
  • Score: 0

10:27pm Sun 6 Apr 14

longtime fan says...

Looking at our remaining fixtures provided the defence holds and we start scoring goals again, there is no reason why we should not qualify for the play offs before our final fixture at Scunthorpe. That would be some achievement.
I would take the odd goal against provided we score 2.
Looking at our remaining fixtures provided the defence holds and we start scoring goals again, there is no reason why we should not qualify for the play offs before our final fixture at Scunthorpe. That would be some achievement. I would take the odd goal against provided we score 2. longtime fan
  • Score: 0

10:38am Mon 7 Apr 14

RooBeck says...

This was a point gained against a well organised, quick-thinking, good passing and threatening Rochdale side who must have every chance of winning the League 2 championship. But once again, our keeper, Back Four and defensive mid-field play, kept the hosts out and limited them to a few half chances. For the second week running, Pope was my MotM and for such a young lad, he gave a very polished performance and was closely followed by Lowe. Brobbel and Hayhurst were out-muscled by The Dale defence and they need to improve their passing and final delivery into the opposition box. Thought both Andrews and Jarvis, for the short time they were on, did well and NW might have to think about Saturday's selections and possibly see Andrews as more of an aerial target-man and able to get at the opposition defenders a bit more and allow Michael Coulson to feed off him? As good as our defence is, we can't hope to qualify and then win the play-off's by drawing games, so now is the time to make the very best of the attacking players we have and be more on the front-foot for the final five games. Finally, the City following was terrific and was our 12th man!! COYR.
This was a point gained against a well organised, quick-thinking, good passing and threatening Rochdale side who must have every chance of winning the League 2 championship. But once again, our keeper, Back Four and defensive mid-field play, kept the hosts out and limited them to a few half chances. For the second week running, Pope was my MotM and for such a young lad, he gave a very polished performance and was closely followed by Lowe. Brobbel and Hayhurst were out-muscled by The Dale defence and they need to improve their passing and final delivery into the opposition box. Thought both Andrews and Jarvis, for the short time they were on, did well and NW might have to think about Saturday's selections and possibly see Andrews as more of an aerial target-man and able to get at the opposition defenders a bit more and allow Michael Coulson to feed off him? As good as our defence is, we can't hope to qualify and then win the play-off's by drawing games, so now is the time to make the very best of the attacking players we have and be more on the front-foot for the final five games. Finally, the City following was terrific and was our 12th man!! COYR. RooBeck
  • Score: 7

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