York City boss hails 'exceptional' Easter as Minstermen look to secure play-off place

York Press: GOAL.York City's Keith Lowe (2nd left) celebrates his goal with his team mates  during the match at Bootham Cresent. Picture : Garry Atkinson (5562137) GOAL.York City's Keith Lowe (2nd left) celebrates his goal with his team mates during the match at Bootham Cresent. Picture : Garry Atkinson (5562137)

YORK City manager Nigel Worthington hailed an "exceptional" Easter after his team moved to within one win of securing a Sky Bet League Two play-off place.

Keith Lowe's fifth-minute goal - his first for the Minstermen - secured a 1-0 home victory over Bury just three days after the same scoreline wrapped up maximum points at Good Friday hosts Oxford.

That six-point haul means seventh-placed City have moved five clear of Oxford, who are the only club who can now deny them a top-seven place.

While the Minstermen were beating Bury, Oxford lost 1-0 at title hopefuls Scunthorpe and must now win both their remaining fixtures against relegation-threatened pair Accrington and Northampton to keep alive their hopes of reaching the play-offs.

Even that will be insufficient, however, if Worthington's team beat either Newport at home on Saturday or Scunthorpe at Glanford Park on the final day of the regular campaign.

Two draws would also be enough from those games for the Minstermen, who are currently unbeaten in 15 fixtures.

On his team's bank holiday exertions, a proud Worthington said: "Playing two important games in the space of four days is not only difficult physically, it can drain you emotionally as well, but the lads have done exceptionally well over Easter and have been worthy of the results."

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Worthington has admitted it would be preferable to resolve matters prior to visiting a Scunthorpe side undefeated in 28 matches since mid-November and possibly needing a result to clinch the title, but he has warned his players not to take anything for granted against a Newport team free of relegation worries and out of the play-off picture, adding: "You want everything put to bed before the last game if you can, but the game of football is never straightforward.

"It throws up so many different scenarios and you have got to approach every match in the right way with the same endeavour and energy. We will certainly need to compete against Newport because they are strong and physical and we will need to match that."

Just as at Oxford, City's goal stemmed from a flatly-taken Will Hayhurst corner with Lowe sweeping the ball in from seven yards and Worthington pointed out that it was another reward for the players' efforts on the training ground.

"It was a great corner from Will and it was deliberate," the City chief insisted. "We fizz the ball in with pace and Keith was there to stick it in.

"It's all down to practice and people remembering how to do their jobs. Set-pieces are important situations and you have to try and make things happen from them."

At the other end of the pitch, City kept their ninth clean sheet in ten matches with Worthington quick to praise the whole squad for their contribution to that impressive statistic.

He reasoned: "Clean sheets start from the front, just as when you get a win that starts from the back. At this stage of the season, nothing is about individuals.

"It's all about the squad and Ryan Bowman summed that up when he came on at the end and closed the ball down twice to stop then getting out form the back.

"That took the pressure off us in stoppage time and they are important moments in managing the game through to the end."

Worthington sprung a surprise in his starting line-up when Lewis Montrose was recalled in midfield at the expense of Adam Reed, who went on to enter the action on the left wing at the start of the second half in place of Hayhurst.

Explaining those decisions, Worthington revealed: "I felt, with the physicality of the game, Lewis' height and no-nonsense presence would be a help to us and I thought he had a super game breaking things up and passing the ball well.

"Adam Reed got on at half-time because I felt we just needed a bit more energy down that side and he did a tidy job for us there."

Worthington also applauded the efforts of striker Calvin Andrew who, having not played a game for three months when he joined the Minstermen four weeks ago, completed a whole match three days after only being taken off after 89 minutes at Oxford.

"Calvin has been a big plus for us in both boxes," Worthington said. "When we lost Wes Fletcher to injury, it was a case of seeing what was around and he has answered all the questions in the last couple of weeks.

"I took him to one side after the Oxford match and told him I would give him 70 minutes and then take him off against Bury to be fair to him. But he played the whole game and I just told him I forgot to look at my watch.

"I am sure he will excuse me because he put in a good shift up there, as did Michael Coulson with his never-say-die attitude and that's what it takes to get you somewhere - whether that's into the play-offs, into the play-off final or promotion. I am just pleased for the owners and supporters that we are giving them something to enjoy."

The game was watched by 5,225 fans - City's biggest gate of the season.

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12:54pm Tue 22 Apr 14

Dave Ruddock says...

Just like to say on Easter Monday early evening was caught up in the football Supporters (More Like an invading hoard of rebels. with Police shepherds all over Botham and into petergate area, Question is "Who is York looking after on football events, Visitors or Crowd Control. Do York City Fussball Club pay for the police (therefore cost of tickets) and no exit control on so called Supporters (Booz Drinking, anti social mob) Just Woundered..
Just like to say on Easter Monday early evening was caught up in the football Supporters (More Like an invading hoard of rebels. with Police shepherds all over Botham and into petergate area, Question is "Who is York looking after on football events, Visitors or Crowd Control. Do York City Fussball Club pay for the police (therefore cost of tickets) and no exit control on so called Supporters (Booz Drinking, anti social mob) Just Woundered.. Dave Ruddock
  • Score: -72

12:56pm Tue 22 Apr 14

tips says...

Let us hope for another bumper crowd on Saturday and cheer the lads to victory and secure our place in the play offs.
Then on to Scunny to complete the double and prepare for another tilt at Wembley
Whatever happens it has been a remarkable season , one of two halves .It's never a dull moment following City COYR!!!!!
Let us hope for another bumper crowd on Saturday and cheer the lads to victory and secure our place in the play offs. Then on to Scunny to complete the double and prepare for another tilt at Wembley Whatever happens it has been a remarkable season , one of two halves .It's never a dull moment following City COYR!!!!! tips
  • Score: 19

1:10pm Tue 22 Apr 14

Southern Exile says...

Dave Ruddock wrote:
Just like to say on Easter Monday early evening was caught up in the football Supporters (More Like an invading hoard of rebels. with Police shepherds all over Botham and into petergate area, Question is "Who is York looking after on football events, Visitors or Crowd Control. Do York City Fussball Club pay for the police (therefore cost of tickets) and no exit control on so called Supporters (Booz Drinking, anti social mob) Just Woundered..
A wind up merchant who doesn't make sense and can't spell, wonderful...
[quote][p][bold]Dave Ruddock[/bold] wrote: Just like to say on Easter Monday early evening was caught up in the football Supporters (More Like an invading hoard of rebels. with Police shepherds all over Botham and into petergate area, Question is "Who is York looking after on football events, Visitors or Crowd Control. Do York City Fussball Club pay for the police (therefore cost of tickets) and no exit control on so called Supporters (Booz Drinking, anti social mob) Just Woundered..[/p][/quote]A wind up merchant who doesn't make sense and can't spell, wonderful... Southern Exile
  • Score: 25

1:14pm Tue 22 Apr 14

NottsExile says...

Dave Ruddock wrote:
Just like to say on Easter Monday early evening was caught up in the football Supporters (More Like an invading hoard of rebels. with Police shepherds all over Botham and into petergate area, Question is "Who is York looking after on football events, Visitors or Crowd Control. Do York City Fussball Club pay for the police (therefore cost of tickets) and no exit control on so called Supporters (Booz Drinking, anti social mob) Just Woundered..
Given the attitude of the Bury supporters after a hard defeat I suspect they were disgruntled and took out their frustration on our fair city. I am old enough to remember their actions after our first leg at Gigg Lane in the play-semi final when we eventually won promotion on our first trip to Wembley. Unrest has no place in football but it does happen I am afraid.

I hope another huge turnout is there on Saturday, and speaking of crowd control I do hope we do not see the farcical ranks of stewards and the boys in blue who try to surround the fans at the end of the game!!

Let us cheer and shout the boys into the play-offs - let's keep dreaming of another trip to Wembley - after all we've been there more than most teams in England and it IS a couple of years since our last visit
[quote][p][bold]Dave Ruddock[/bold] wrote: Just like to say on Easter Monday early evening was caught up in the football Supporters (More Like an invading hoard of rebels. with Police shepherds all over Botham and into petergate area, Question is "Who is York looking after on football events, Visitors or Crowd Control. Do York City Fussball Club pay for the police (therefore cost of tickets) and no exit control on so called Supporters (Booz Drinking, anti social mob) Just Woundered..[/p][/quote]Given the attitude of the Bury supporters after a hard defeat I suspect they were disgruntled and took out their frustration on our fair city. I am old enough to remember their actions after our first leg at Gigg Lane in the play-semi final when we eventually won promotion on our first trip to Wembley. Unrest has no place in football but it does happen I am afraid. I hope another huge turnout is there on Saturday, and speaking of crowd control I do hope we do not see the farcical ranks of stewards and the boys in blue who try to surround the fans at the end of the game!! Let us cheer and shout the boys into the play-offs - let's keep dreaming of another trip to Wembley - after all we've been there more than most teams in England and it IS a couple of years since our last visit NottsExile
  • Score: 11

1:36pm Tue 22 Apr 14

yorkandproud says...

Dave Ruddock wrote:
Just like to say on Easter Monday early evening was caught up in the football Supporters (More Like an invading hoard of rebels. with Police shepherds all over Botham and into petergate area, Question is "Who is York looking after on football events, Visitors or Crowd Control. Do York City Fussball Club pay for the police (therefore cost of tickets) and no exit control on so called Supporters (Booz Drinking, anti social mob) Just Woundered..
Just like to say Dave. I too was in Bootham and Petergate after the game on Monday, and after deciphering your post, I think you are exaggerating somewhat. Yes, the Bury fans were being escorted back to the Station, but were for the most part acting in a reasonable manner. I don't think there were any arrests etc, and the whole crowd were gone is a few minutes. Back to school for you Dave, if this is your best effort.
[quote][p][bold]Dave Ruddock[/bold] wrote: Just like to say on Easter Monday early evening was caught up in the football Supporters (More Like an invading hoard of rebels. with Police shepherds all over Botham and into petergate area, Question is "Who is York looking after on football events, Visitors or Crowd Control. Do York City Fussball Club pay for the police (therefore cost of tickets) and no exit control on so called Supporters (Booz Drinking, anti social mob) Just Woundered..[/p][/quote]Just like to say Dave. I too was in Bootham and Petergate after the game on Monday, and after deciphering your post, I think you are exaggerating somewhat. Yes, the Bury fans were being escorted back to the Station, but were for the most part acting in a reasonable manner. I don't think there were any arrests etc, and the whole crowd were gone is a few minutes. Back to school for you Dave, if this is your best effort. yorkandproud
  • Score: 22

1:47pm Tue 22 Apr 14

Fat Harry says...

Dave Ruddock wrote:
Just like to say on Easter Monday early evening was caught up in the football Supporters (More Like an invading hoard of rebels. with Police shepherds all over Botham and into petergate area, Question is "Who is York looking after on football events, Visitors or Crowd Control. Do York City Fussball Club pay for the police (therefore cost of tickets) and no exit control on so called Supporters (Booz Drinking, anti social mob) Just Woundered..
I blame the council.
[quote][p][bold]Dave Ruddock[/bold] wrote: Just like to say on Easter Monday early evening was caught up in the football Supporters (More Like an invading hoard of rebels. with Police shepherds all over Botham and into petergate area, Question is "Who is York looking after on football events, Visitors or Crowd Control. Do York City Fussball Club pay for the police (therefore cost of tickets) and no exit control on so called Supporters (Booz Drinking, anti social mob) Just Woundered..[/p][/quote]I blame the council. Fat Harry
  • Score: 5

2:03pm Tue 22 Apr 14

Realistic ycfc says...

Fat Harry wrote:
Dave Ruddock wrote:
Just like to say on Easter Monday early evening was caught up in the football Supporters (More Like an invading hoard of rebels. with Police shepherds all over Botham and into petergate area, Question is "Who is York looking after on football events, Visitors or Crowd Control. Do York City Fussball Club pay for the police (therefore cost of tickets) and no exit control on so called Supporters (Booz Drinking, anti social mob) Just Woundered..
I blame the council.
me too. maybe the council need to look at ways for visiting supporters to divert a different route to the station, how about they shut clifton bridge between the hours of 5-7 on match days to allow this? could then bring them down leaman road (again shutting the road to vehicles) and up over the footbridge, i suggest they put signs and cctv in place and fine anybody who doesnt obey this???!!!
[quote][p][bold]Fat Harry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dave Ruddock[/bold] wrote: Just like to say on Easter Monday early evening was caught up in the football Supporters (More Like an invading hoard of rebels. with Police shepherds all over Botham and into petergate area, Question is "Who is York looking after on football events, Visitors or Crowd Control. Do York City Fussball Club pay for the police (therefore cost of tickets) and no exit control on so called Supporters (Booz Drinking, anti social mob) Just Woundered..[/p][/quote]I blame the council.[/p][/quote]me too. maybe the council need to look at ways for visiting supporters to divert a different route to the station, how about they shut clifton bridge between the hours of 5-7 on match days to allow this? could then bring them down leaman road (again shutting the road to vehicles) and up over the footbridge, i suggest they put signs and cctv in place and fine anybody who doesnt obey this???!!! Realistic ycfc
  • Score: 7

2:05pm Tue 22 Apr 14

YorkCityLuke says...

Dave Ruddock wrote:
Just like to say on Easter Monday early evening was caught up in the football Supporters (More Like an invading hoard of rebels. with Police shepherds all over Botham and into petergate area, Question is "Who is York looking after on football events, Visitors or Crowd Control. Do York City Fussball Club pay for the police (therefore cost of tickets) and no exit control on so called Supporters (Booz Drinking, anti social mob) Just Woundered..
I believe the club pay for at least some of the policing costs (and also pay taxes, which go towards general policing costs anyway), as well as hiring matchday security for the ground itself. Heaven forbid York attracts 1000 extra out-of-town visitors for a weekend of spending money. Quit your whining and "woundering".
[quote][p][bold]Dave Ruddock[/bold] wrote: Just like to say on Easter Monday early evening was caught up in the football Supporters (More Like an invading hoard of rebels. with Police shepherds all over Botham and into petergate area, Question is "Who is York looking after on football events, Visitors or Crowd Control. Do York City Fussball Club pay for the police (therefore cost of tickets) and no exit control on so called Supporters (Booz Drinking, anti social mob) Just Woundered..[/p][/quote]I believe the club pay for at least some of the policing costs (and also pay taxes, which go towards general policing costs anyway), as well as hiring matchday security for the ground itself. Heaven forbid York attracts 1000 extra out-of-town visitors for a weekend of spending money. Quit your whining and "woundering". YorkCityLuke
  • Score: 16

2:07pm Tue 22 Apr 14

yorkonafork says...

Dave Ruddock wrote:
Just like to say on Easter Monday early evening was caught up in the football Supporters (More Like an invading hoard of rebels. with Police shepherds all over Botham and into petergate area, Question is "Who is York looking after on football events, Visitors or Crowd Control. Do York City Fussball Club pay for the police (therefore cost of tickets) and no exit control on so called Supporters (Booz Drinking, anti social mob) Just Woundered..
'Just like to say'

...in your own time mate. All went a bit downhill after the first few words. I think I've decrypted what you tried to type and I'm of the opinion it was supposed to say 'well done to York City on a fantastic Easter weekend, a shining beacon to our City.'

Thank you for your support :)
[quote][p][bold]Dave Ruddock[/bold] wrote: Just like to say on Easter Monday early evening was caught up in the football Supporters (More Like an invading hoard of rebels. with Police shepherds all over Botham and into petergate area, Question is "Who is York looking after on football events, Visitors or Crowd Control. Do York City Fussball Club pay for the police (therefore cost of tickets) and no exit control on so called Supporters (Booz Drinking, anti social mob) Just Woundered..[/p][/quote]'Just like to say' ...in your own time mate. All went a bit downhill after the first few words. I think I've decrypted what you tried to type and I'm of the opinion it was supposed to say 'well done to York City on a fantastic Easter weekend, a shining beacon to our City.' Thank you for your support :) yorkonafork
  • Score: 24

3:06pm Tue 22 Apr 14

The Legend Of Keith says...

Dave Ruddock wrote:
Just like to say on Easter Monday early evening was caught up in the football Supporters (More Like an invading hoard of rebels. with Police shepherds all over Botham and into petergate area, Question is "Who is York looking after on football events, Visitors or Crowd Control. Do York City Fussball Club pay for the police (therefore cost of tickets) and no exit control on so called Supporters (Booz Drinking, anti social mob) Just Woundered..
"Just like to say...", and then going on to say nothing of value, truth or merit. Bravo.
[quote][p][bold]Dave Ruddock[/bold] wrote: Just like to say on Easter Monday early evening was caught up in the football Supporters (More Like an invading hoard of rebels. with Police shepherds all over Botham and into petergate area, Question is "Who is York looking after on football events, Visitors or Crowd Control. Do York City Fussball Club pay for the police (therefore cost of tickets) and no exit control on so called Supporters (Booz Drinking, anti social mob) Just Woundered..[/p][/quote]"Just like to say...", and then going on to say nothing of value, truth or merit. Bravo. The Legend Of Keith
  • Score: 4

4:27pm Tue 22 Apr 14

23rdApril1966 says...

Dave Ruddock wrote:
Just like to say on Easter Monday early evening was caught up in the football Supporters (More Like an invading hoard of rebels. with Police shepherds all over Botham and into petergate area, Question is "Who is York looking after on football events, Visitors or Crowd Control. Do York City Fussball Club pay for the police (therefore cost of tickets) and no exit control on so called Supporters (Booz Drinking, anti social mob) Just Woundered..
Seems as though you had quite a night out then? Hic.....Hic...
[quote][p][bold]Dave Ruddock[/bold] wrote: Just like to say on Easter Monday early evening was caught up in the football Supporters (More Like an invading hoard of rebels. with Police shepherds all over Botham and into petergate area, Question is "Who is York looking after on football events, Visitors or Crowd Control. Do York City Fussball Club pay for the police (therefore cost of tickets) and no exit control on so called Supporters (Booz Drinking, anti social mob) Just Woundered..[/p][/quote]Seems as though you had quite a night out then? Hic.....Hic... 23rdApril1966
  • Score: 6

4:37pm Tue 22 Apr 14

bill bailey says...

Drink up lads lets have another Monday..Don't get many teetotal joke's on here
Drink up lads lets have another Monday..Don't get many teetotal joke's on here bill bailey
  • Score: -5

5:12pm Tue 22 Apr 14

arsene.about.york says...

Dave Ruddock wrote:
Just like to say on Easter Monday early evening was caught up in the football Supporters (More Like an invading hoard of rebels. with Police shepherds all over Botham and into petergate area, Question is "Who is York looking after on football events, Visitors or Crowd Control. Do York City Fussball Club pay for the police (therefore cost of tickets) and no exit control on so called Supporters (Booz Drinking, anti social mob) Just Woundered..
Do you venture into town on a Saturday after a race meeting ? I suppose you think that York Racecourse pays for all the police to deal with those hoards or is it just football supporters you have a problem with ?
[quote][p][bold]Dave Ruddock[/bold] wrote: Just like to say on Easter Monday early evening was caught up in the football Supporters (More Like an invading hoard of rebels. with Police shepherds all over Botham and into petergate area, Question is "Who is York looking after on football events, Visitors or Crowd Control. Do York City Fussball Club pay for the police (therefore cost of tickets) and no exit control on so called Supporters (Booz Drinking, anti social mob) Just Woundered..[/p][/quote]Do you venture into town on a Saturday after a race meeting ? I suppose you think that York Racecourse pays for all the police to deal with those hoards or is it just football supporters you have a problem with ? arsene.about.york
  • Score: 21

5:39pm Tue 22 Apr 14

North Lincs Minsterman says...

Dave Ruddock wrote:
Just like to say on Easter Monday early evening was caught up in the football Supporters (More Like an invading hoard of rebels. with Police shepherds all over Botham and into petergate area, Question is "Who is York looking after on football events, Visitors or Crowd Control. Do York City Fussball Club pay for the police (therefore cost of tickets) and no exit control on so called Supporters (Booz Drinking, anti social mob) Just Woundered..
Make sure you're not in the city when we get back from Wembley (again)!

COYR
[quote][p][bold]Dave Ruddock[/bold] wrote: Just like to say on Easter Monday early evening was caught up in the football Supporters (More Like an invading hoard of rebels. with Police shepherds all over Botham and into petergate area, Question is "Who is York looking after on football events, Visitors or Crowd Control. Do York City Fussball Club pay for the police (therefore cost of tickets) and no exit control on so called Supporters (Booz Drinking, anti social mob) Just Woundered..[/p][/quote]Make sure you're not in the city when we get back from Wembley (again)! COYR North Lincs Minsterman
  • Score: 7

5:43pm Tue 22 Apr 14

Edsoni says...

NottsExile wrote:
Dave Ruddock wrote: Just like to say on Easter Monday early evening was caught up in the football Supporters (More Like an invading hoard of rebels. with Police shepherds all over Botham and into petergate area, Question is "Who is York looking after on football events, Visitors or Crowd Control. Do York City Fussball Club pay for the police (therefore cost of tickets) and no exit control on so called Supporters (Booz Drinking, anti social mob) Just Woundered..
Given the attitude of the Bury supporters after a hard defeat I suspect they were disgruntled and took out their frustration on our fair city. I am old enough to remember their actions after our first leg at Gigg Lane in the play-semi final when we eventually won promotion on our first trip to Wembley. Unrest has no place in football but it does happen I am afraid. I hope another huge turnout is there on Saturday, and speaking of crowd control I do hope we do not see the farcical ranks of stewards and the boys in blue who try to surround the fans at the end of the game!! Let us cheer and shout the boys into the play-offs - let's keep dreaming of another trip to Wembley - after all we've been there more than most teams in England and it IS a couple of years since our last visit
Normally I would agree with a sensible celebration and appreciation at the end of the season.
Except it isn't the end of the season so I hope commonsense prevails and we don't have any unsightly and potentially unsafe actions at the final whistle.
Please don't encourage a mass charge onto the pitch.

On a related note the Newport supporters were very gracious and friendly after we beat them in the Trophy final so I hope they receive a warm welcome and appreciation. It is a long way to travel for a meaningless match.
Any that make the trip are true supporters.

I'm forever grateful that we have many that fall into the same category and the noise away and latterly also at home has been superb in support of our battling team.
On Saturday it was just like an away match - and that is meant as a huge compliment!
[quote][p][bold]NottsExile[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dave Ruddock[/bold] wrote: Just like to say on Easter Monday early evening was caught up in the football Supporters (More Like an invading hoard of rebels. with Police shepherds all over Botham and into petergate area, Question is "Who is York looking after on football events, Visitors or Crowd Control. Do York City Fussball Club pay for the police (therefore cost of tickets) and no exit control on so called Supporters (Booz Drinking, anti social mob) Just Woundered..[/p][/quote]Given the attitude of the Bury supporters after a hard defeat I suspect they were disgruntled and took out their frustration on our fair city. I am old enough to remember their actions after our first leg at Gigg Lane in the play-semi final when we eventually won promotion on our first trip to Wembley. Unrest has no place in football but it does happen I am afraid. I hope another huge turnout is there on Saturday, and speaking of crowd control I do hope we do not see the farcical ranks of stewards and the boys in blue who try to surround the fans at the end of the game!! Let us cheer and shout the boys into the play-offs - let's keep dreaming of another trip to Wembley - after all we've been there more than most teams in England and it IS a couple of years since our last visit[/p][/quote]Normally I would agree with a sensible celebration and appreciation at the end of the season. Except it isn't the end of the season so I hope commonsense prevails and we don't have any unsightly and potentially unsafe actions at the final whistle. Please don't encourage a mass charge onto the pitch. On a related note the Newport supporters were very gracious and friendly after we beat them in the Trophy final so I hope they receive a warm welcome and appreciation. It is a long way to travel for a meaningless match. Any that make the trip are true supporters. I'm forever grateful that we have many that fall into the same category and the noise away and latterly also at home has been superb in support of our battling team. On Saturday it was just like an away match - and that is meant as a huge compliment! Edsoni
  • Score: 17

6:36pm Tue 22 Apr 14

uhtred says...

To solve the goal drought up front I would like to see Jarvis alongside Andrew, he seems an eye for goal in the penalty box. Also he has more chance of winning headers than Coulson who could be better employed coming in from the wing to support the front 2. This would mean of course dropping either Brobbell or Hayhurst, but they are interchangeable and both could be given match time via substitution. Otherwise as per Monday with either Montrose or Reed in midfield alongside Penn, no real preference.
To solve the goal drought up front I would like to see Jarvis alongside Andrew, he seems an eye for goal in the penalty box. Also he has more chance of winning headers than Coulson who could be better employed coming in from the wing to support the front 2. This would mean of course dropping either Brobbell or Hayhurst, but they are interchangeable and both could be given match time via substitution. Otherwise as per Monday with either Montrose or Reed in midfield alongside Penn, no real preference. uhtred
  • Score: 8

6:44pm Tue 22 Apr 14

Maltkiln says...

uhtred wrote:
To solve the goal drought up front I would like to see Jarvis alongside Andrew, he seems an eye for goal in the penalty box. Also he has more chance of winning headers than Coulson who could be better employed coming in from the wing to support the front 2. This would mean of course dropping either Brobbell or Hayhurst, but they are interchangeable and both could be given match time via substitution. Otherwise as per Monday with either Montrose or Reed in midfield alongside Penn, no real preference.
Whataver happened to "If it ain't bust ..... don't fix it !" ? ..... Coulson has been a revelation up front, why should he make way to fit someone else in ? We are winning games .... why change it ?? Some people baffle me !!
[quote][p][bold]uhtred[/bold] wrote: To solve the goal drought up front I would like to see Jarvis alongside Andrew, he seems an eye for goal in the penalty box. Also he has more chance of winning headers than Coulson who could be better employed coming in from the wing to support the front 2. This would mean of course dropping either Brobbell or Hayhurst, but they are interchangeable and both could be given match time via substitution. Otherwise as per Monday with either Montrose or Reed in midfield alongside Penn, no real preference.[/p][/quote]Whataver happened to "If it ain't bust ..... don't fix it !" ? ..... Coulson has been a revelation up front, why should he make way to fit someone else in ? We are winning games .... why change it ?? Some people baffle me !! Maltkiln
  • Score: 1

7:22pm Tue 22 Apr 14

PhilR@Strike says...

Edsoni wrote:
NottsExile wrote:
Dave Ruddock wrote: Just like to say on Easter Monday early evening was caught up in the football Supporters (More Like an invading hoard of rebels. with Police shepherds all over Botham and into petergate area, Question is "Who is York looking after on football events, Visitors or Crowd Control. Do York City Fussball Club pay for the police (therefore cost of tickets) and no exit control on so called Supporters (Booz Drinking, anti social mob) Just Woundered..
Given the attitude of the Bury supporters after a hard defeat I suspect they were disgruntled and took out their frustration on our fair city. I am old enough to remember their actions after our first leg at Gigg Lane in the play-semi final when we eventually won promotion on our first trip to Wembley. Unrest has no place in football but it does happen I am afraid. I hope another huge turnout is there on Saturday, and speaking of crowd control I do hope we do not see the farcical ranks of stewards and the boys in blue who try to surround the fans at the end of the game!! Let us cheer and shout the boys into the play-offs - let's keep dreaming of another trip to Wembley - after all we've been there more than most teams in England and it IS a couple of years since our last visit
Normally I would agree with a sensible celebration and appreciation at the end of the season.
Except it isn't the end of the season so I hope commonsense prevails and we don't have any unsightly and potentially unsafe actions at the final whistle.
Please don't encourage a mass charge onto the pitch.

On a related note the Newport supporters were very gracious and friendly after we beat them in the Trophy final so I hope they receive a warm welcome and appreciation. It is a long way to travel for a meaningless match.
Any that make the trip are true supporters.

I'm forever grateful that we have many that fall into the same category and the noise away and latterly also at home has been superb in support of our battling team.
On Saturday it was just like an away match - and that is meant as a huge compliment!
Total agree Edsoni, Newport supporters we a cracking group, both before and after the match. I shared a pint or few with a whole crowd of them in the local hotel at Wembley and a friendlier more down to earth set of fans you couldn't hope to meet. Similar to York supporter. Agree that we should give them a warm welcome! :)
Hope we win again mind.
[quote][p][bold]Edsoni[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]NottsExile[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dave Ruddock[/bold] wrote: Just like to say on Easter Monday early evening was caught up in the football Supporters (More Like an invading hoard of rebels. with Police shepherds all over Botham and into petergate area, Question is "Who is York looking after on football events, Visitors or Crowd Control. Do York City Fussball Club pay for the police (therefore cost of tickets) and no exit control on so called Supporters (Booz Drinking, anti social mob) Just Woundered..[/p][/quote]Given the attitude of the Bury supporters after a hard defeat I suspect they were disgruntled and took out their frustration on our fair city. I am old enough to remember their actions after our first leg at Gigg Lane in the play-semi final when we eventually won promotion on our first trip to Wembley. Unrest has no place in football but it does happen I am afraid. I hope another huge turnout is there on Saturday, and speaking of crowd control I do hope we do not see the farcical ranks of stewards and the boys in blue who try to surround the fans at the end of the game!! Let us cheer and shout the boys into the play-offs - let's keep dreaming of another trip to Wembley - after all we've been there more than most teams in England and it IS a couple of years since our last visit[/p][/quote]Normally I would agree with a sensible celebration and appreciation at the end of the season. Except it isn't the end of the season so I hope commonsense prevails and we don't have any unsightly and potentially unsafe actions at the final whistle. Please don't encourage a mass charge onto the pitch. On a related note the Newport supporters were very gracious and friendly after we beat them in the Trophy final so I hope they receive a warm welcome and appreciation. It is a long way to travel for a meaningless match. Any that make the trip are true supporters. I'm forever grateful that we have many that fall into the same category and the noise away and latterly also at home has been superb in support of our battling team. On Saturday it was just like an away match - and that is meant as a huge compliment![/p][/quote]Total agree Edsoni, Newport supporters we a cracking group, both before and after the match. I shared a pint or few with a whole crowd of them in the local hotel at Wembley and a friendlier more down to earth set of fans you couldn't hope to meet. Similar to York supporter. Agree that we should give them a warm welcome! :) Hope we win again mind. PhilR@Strike
  • Score: 12

9:31pm Tue 22 Apr 14

YorkCityLuke says...

PhilR@Strike wrote:
Edsoni wrote:
NottsExile wrote:
Dave Ruddock wrote: Just like to say on Easter Monday early evening was caught up in the football Supporters (More Like an invading hoard of rebels. with Police shepherds all over Botham and into petergate area, Question is "Who is York looking after on football events, Visitors or Crowd Control. Do York City Fussball Club pay for the police (therefore cost of tickets) and no exit control on so called Supporters (Booz Drinking, anti social mob) Just Woundered..
Given the attitude of the Bury supporters after a hard defeat I suspect they were disgruntled and took out their frustration on our fair city. I am old enough to remember their actions after our first leg at Gigg Lane in the play-semi final when we eventually won promotion on our first trip to Wembley. Unrest has no place in football but it does happen I am afraid. I hope another huge turnout is there on Saturday, and speaking of crowd control I do hope we do not see the farcical ranks of stewards and the boys in blue who try to surround the fans at the end of the game!! Let us cheer and shout the boys into the play-offs - let's keep dreaming of another trip to Wembley - after all we've been there more than most teams in England and it IS a couple of years since our last visit
Normally I would agree with a sensible celebration and appreciation at the end of the season.
Except it isn't the end of the season so I hope commonsense prevails and we don't have any unsightly and potentially unsafe actions at the final whistle.
Please don't encourage a mass charge onto the pitch.

On a related note the Newport supporters were very gracious and friendly after we beat them in the Trophy final so I hope they receive a warm welcome and appreciation. It is a long way to travel for a meaningless match.
Any that make the trip are true supporters.

I'm forever grateful that we have many that fall into the same category and the noise away and latterly also at home has been superb in support of our battling team.
On Saturday it was just like an away match - and that is meant as a huge compliment!
Total agree Edsoni, Newport supporters we a cracking group, both before and after the match. I shared a pint or few with a whole crowd of them in the local hotel at Wembley and a friendlier more down to earth set of fans you couldn't hope to meet. Similar to York supporter. Agree that we should give them a warm welcome! :)
Hope we win again mind.
Agree with that, the ones I met were all friendly and ready to have a laugh after the game - although they did seem to think our first goal was offside. I'm pretty sure that Matty Blair goal was onside... less sure about his next one!
[quote][p][bold]PhilR@Strike[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Edsoni[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]NottsExile[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dave Ruddock[/bold] wrote: Just like to say on Easter Monday early evening was caught up in the football Supporters (More Like an invading hoard of rebels. with Police shepherds all over Botham and into petergate area, Question is "Who is York looking after on football events, Visitors or Crowd Control. Do York City Fussball Club pay for the police (therefore cost of tickets) and no exit control on so called Supporters (Booz Drinking, anti social mob) Just Woundered..[/p][/quote]Given the attitude of the Bury supporters after a hard defeat I suspect they were disgruntled and took out their frustration on our fair city. I am old enough to remember their actions after our first leg at Gigg Lane in the play-semi final when we eventually won promotion on our first trip to Wembley. Unrest has no place in football but it does happen I am afraid. I hope another huge turnout is there on Saturday, and speaking of crowd control I do hope we do not see the farcical ranks of stewards and the boys in blue who try to surround the fans at the end of the game!! Let us cheer and shout the boys into the play-offs - let's keep dreaming of another trip to Wembley - after all we've been there more than most teams in England and it IS a couple of years since our last visit[/p][/quote]Normally I would agree with a sensible celebration and appreciation at the end of the season. Except it isn't the end of the season so I hope commonsense prevails and we don't have any unsightly and potentially unsafe actions at the final whistle. Please don't encourage a mass charge onto the pitch. On a related note the Newport supporters were very gracious and friendly after we beat them in the Trophy final so I hope they receive a warm welcome and appreciation. It is a long way to travel for a meaningless match. Any that make the trip are true supporters. I'm forever grateful that we have many that fall into the same category and the noise away and latterly also at home has been superb in support of our battling team. On Saturday it was just like an away match - and that is meant as a huge compliment![/p][/quote]Total agree Edsoni, Newport supporters we a cracking group, both before and after the match. I shared a pint or few with a whole crowd of them in the local hotel at Wembley and a friendlier more down to earth set of fans you couldn't hope to meet. Similar to York supporter. Agree that we should give them a warm welcome! :) Hope we win again mind.[/p][/quote]Agree with that, the ones I met were all friendly and ready to have a laugh after the game - although they did seem to think our first goal was offside. I'm pretty sure that Matty Blair goal was onside... less sure about his next one! YorkCityLuke
  • Score: 6

12:21am Wed 23 Apr 14

Peppa07 says...

Yes - Newport fans were great at Wembley. And their club has come back from the dead. We should give them a great welcome on Saturday whatever the result. But we'll win of course!
Yes - Newport fans were great at Wembley. And their club has come back from the dead. We should give them a great welcome on Saturday whatever the result. But we'll win of course! Peppa07
  • Score: 11

7:31am Wed 23 Apr 14

NottsExile says...

Peppa07 wrote:
Yes - Newport fans were great at Wembley. And their club has come back from the dead. We should give them a great welcome on Saturday whatever the result. But we'll win of course!
I agree. They were friendly before the game and gracious in defeat afterwards and, as with City, there were lots of families at the game.

A win for City on Saturday, but a warm welcome for their fans will be well in order.

Come on City!!
[quote][p][bold]Peppa07[/bold] wrote: Yes - Newport fans were great at Wembley. And their club has come back from the dead. We should give them a great welcome on Saturday whatever the result. But we'll win of course![/p][/quote]I agree. They were friendly before the game and gracious in defeat afterwards and, as with City, there were lots of families at the game. A win for City on Saturday, but a warm welcome for their fans will be well in order. Come on City!! NottsExile
  • Score: 10

9:21am Wed 23 Apr 14

born&breed says...

uhtred wrote:
To solve the goal drought up front I would like to see Jarvis alongside Andrew, he seems an eye for goal in the penalty box. Also he has more chance of winning headers than Coulson who could be better employed coming in from the wing to support the front 2. This would mean of course dropping either Brobbell or Hayhurst, but they are interchangeable and both could be given match time via substitution. Otherwise as per Monday with either Montrose or Reed in midfield alongside Penn, no real preference.
I tend to agree - Andrew needs support, I would play Bowman or Jarvis - in previous games Bowman tends to get in to space - Jarvis tends to run onto through balls. We need a poacher to pick up the pieces in and around the box. I know Bowman hasn't scored a hat full but the lad came from Conference football and is still learning - we should go with him, we may need him in the play-offs. As stated - we don't want to score in the first leg and then defending a single goal in the second leg. Coulson gets my call, whether it's Hayhurst or Brobbel who drop to the bench I'm not really bothered. This is all speculation - Nigel will make the final selection and I'm behind him what ever he does.
[quote][p][bold]uhtred[/bold] wrote: To solve the goal drought up front I would like to see Jarvis alongside Andrew, he seems an eye for goal in the penalty box. Also he has more chance of winning headers than Coulson who could be better employed coming in from the wing to support the front 2. This would mean of course dropping either Brobbell or Hayhurst, but they are interchangeable and both could be given match time via substitution. Otherwise as per Monday with either Montrose or Reed in midfield alongside Penn, no real preference.[/p][/quote]I tend to agree - Andrew needs support, I would play Bowman or Jarvis - in previous games Bowman tends to get in to space - Jarvis tends to run onto through balls. We need a poacher to pick up the pieces in and around the box. I know Bowman hasn't scored a hat full but the lad came from Conference football and is still learning - we should go with him, we may need him in the play-offs. As stated - we don't want to score in the first leg and then defending a single goal in the second leg. Coulson gets my call, whether it's Hayhurst or Brobbel who drop to the bench I'm not really bothered. This is all speculation - Nigel will make the final selection and I'm behind him what ever he does. born&breed
  • Score: 5

10:02am Wed 23 Apr 14

oscarz says...

ZIGAZAGA ZIGAZAGA YORK CITY"" FOR SOME OF OUR OLDER READERS!!! COME ON YOU Reds!!
ZIGAZAGA ZIGAZAGA YORK CITY"" FOR SOME OF OUR OLDER READERS!!! COME ON YOU Reds!! oscarz
  • Score: 6

11:45am Wed 23 Apr 14

FortessBC says...

tips wrote:
Let us hope for another bumper crowd on Saturday and cheer the lads to victory and secure our place in the play offs.
Then on to Scunny to complete the double and prepare for another tilt at Wembley
Whatever happens it has been a remarkable season , one of two halves .It's never a dull moment following City COYR!!!!!
Just got my ticket for Scunny. 900 sold already. Going to be a brilliant atmosphere on the last day. Lets hope we go there with a play-off place secured already. I fancy Accrington to do us a favour anyway at Oxford on saturday, all the pressure will be on Oxford to win at home. Whatever happens its great to be on an upward curve. COYR
[quote][p][bold]tips[/bold] wrote: Let us hope for another bumper crowd on Saturday and cheer the lads to victory and secure our place in the play offs. Then on to Scunny to complete the double and prepare for another tilt at Wembley Whatever happens it has been a remarkable season , one of two halves .It's never a dull moment following City COYR!!!!![/p][/quote]Just got my ticket for Scunny. 900 sold already. Going to be a brilliant atmosphere on the last day. Lets hope we go there with a play-off place secured already. I fancy Accrington to do us a favour anyway at Oxford on saturday, all the pressure will be on Oxford to win at home. Whatever happens its great to be on an upward curve. COYR FortessBC
  • Score: 4

3:35pm Wed 23 Apr 14

uhtred says...

Maltkiln wrote:
uhtred wrote:
To solve the goal drought up front I would like to see Jarvis alongside Andrew, he seems an eye for goal in the penalty box. Also he has more chance of winning headers than Coulson who could be better employed coming in from the wing to support the front 2. This would mean of course dropping either Brobbell or Hayhurst, but they are interchangeable and both could be given match time via substitution. Otherwise as per Monday with either Montrose or Reed in midfield alongside Penn, no real preference.
Whataver happened to "If it ain't bust ..... don't fix it !" ? ..... Coulson has been a revelation up front, why should he make way to fit someone else in ? We are winning games .... why change it ?? Some people baffle me !!
Because we are not winning convincingly and scoring 1 goal from a set piece always leaves us open to an equaliser or worse, a la Accrington.. We have drawn many matches this season we could have won with more comfortable leads.
No matter how well you are doing you should always look to improve. Some people baffle me if they think otherwise .
[quote][p][bold]Maltkiln[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]uhtred[/bold] wrote: To solve the goal drought up front I would like to see Jarvis alongside Andrew, he seems an eye for goal in the penalty box. Also he has more chance of winning headers than Coulson who could be better employed coming in from the wing to support the front 2. This would mean of course dropping either Brobbell or Hayhurst, but they are interchangeable and both could be given match time via substitution. Otherwise as per Monday with either Montrose or Reed in midfield alongside Penn, no real preference.[/p][/quote]Whataver happened to "If it ain't bust ..... don't fix it !" ? ..... Coulson has been a revelation up front, why should he make way to fit someone else in ? We are winning games .... why change it ?? Some people baffle me !![/p][/quote]Because we are not winning convincingly and scoring 1 goal from a set piece always leaves us open to an equaliser or worse, a la Accrington.. We have drawn many matches this season we could have won with more comfortable leads. No matter how well you are doing you should always look to improve. Some people baffle me if they think otherwise . uhtred
  • Score: 2

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