Calvin climbs heights at York City

York City's Calvin Andrew gets a hug from Manager Nigel Worthington at the end of the match at Bootham Crescent.

York City's Calvin Andrew gets a hug from Manager Nigel Worthington at the end of the match at Bootham Crescent.

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YORK City boss Nigel Worthington has applauded the double impact of striker Calvin Andrew.

Having not played a game for three months when he joined the Minstermen four weeks ago, the front-man completed a whole match at home to Bury a mere three days after only being taken off after 89 minutes at Oxford.

Hailed the City chief after the 1-0 win over Bury, which was watched by 5,225 fans - City’s biggest gate of the season: “Calvin has been a big plus for us in both boxes.

“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."

Worthington was certain Andrew would not complain.

He added: "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.”

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1:21pm Thu 24 Apr 14

North Lincs Minsterman says...

Found the post below earlier today on a Transfer Rumours website and dated 26.04.14:

"York have approached Yeovil striker Reuben Reid in a bid to sign the striker for the 2014/15 season. Reid, who is currently on loan at Plymouth, is out of contract at Yeovil in the summer.
Work to make Nick Pope's loan spell from Charlton a full transfer is expected to begin as soon as possible whilst one player, thought to be a wide midfielder, has already agreed to sign for the Minstermen in the summer."

Can anyone confirm/deny/comment
? Whatever, it sounds like the club isn't letting the grass grow under ts feet! And is looking to strengthen for whatever lies in store next season.
Found the post below earlier today on a Transfer Rumours website and dated 26.04.14: "York have approached Yeovil striker Reuben Reid in a bid to sign the striker for the 2014/15 season. Reid, who is currently on loan at Plymouth, is out of contract at Yeovil in the summer. Work to make Nick Pope's loan spell from Charlton a full transfer is expected to begin as soon as possible whilst one player, thought to be a wide midfielder, has already agreed to sign for the Minstermen in the summer." Can anyone confirm/deny/comment ? Whatever, it sounds like the club isn't letting the grass grow under ts feet! And is looking to strengthen for whatever lies in store next season. North Lincs Minsterman
  • Score: 3

1:30pm Thu 24 Apr 14

chuckabuttie says...

North Lincs Minsterman wrote:
Found the post below earlier today on a Transfer Rumours website and dated 26.04.14:

"York have approached Yeovil striker Reuben Reid in a bid to sign the striker for the 2014/15 season. Reid, who is currently on loan at Plymouth, is out of contract at Yeovil in the summer.
Work to make Nick Pope's loan spell from Charlton a full transfer is expected to begin as soon as possible whilst one player, thought to be a wide midfielder, has already agreed to sign for the Minstermen in the summer."

Can anyone confirm/deny/comment

? Whatever, it sounds like the club isn't letting the grass grow under ts feet! And is looking to strengthen for whatever lies in store next season.
The Nick Pope element of this post is, frankly, the rumour I'd like to see come to fruition the most.
[quote][p][bold]North Lincs Minsterman[/bold] wrote: Found the post below earlier today on a Transfer Rumours website and dated 26.04.14: "York have approached Yeovil striker Reuben Reid in a bid to sign the striker for the 2014/15 season. Reid, who is currently on loan at Plymouth, is out of contract at Yeovil in the summer. Work to make Nick Pope's loan spell from Charlton a full transfer is expected to begin as soon as possible whilst one player, thought to be a wide midfielder, has already agreed to sign for the Minstermen in the summer." Can anyone confirm/deny/comment ? Whatever, it sounds like the club isn't letting the grass grow under ts feet! And is looking to strengthen for whatever lies in store next season.[/p][/quote]The Nick Pope element of this post is, frankly, the rumour I'd like to see come to fruition the most. chuckabuttie
  • Score: 2

2:02pm Thu 24 Apr 14

PhilTopping says...

This "story" has just been taken directly from Barry Parker's post match interview from Monday. What a cheek!! Please bring us some proper "news".
This "story" has just been taken directly from Barry Parker's post match interview from Monday. What a cheek!! Please bring us some proper "news". PhilTopping
  • Score: 2

4:19pm Thu 24 Apr 14

bill bailey says...

North Lincs Minsterman wrote:
Found the post below earlier today on a Transfer Rumours website and dated 26.04.14:

"York have approached Yeovil striker Reuben Reid in a bid to sign the striker for the 2014/15 season. Reid, who is currently on loan at Plymouth, is out of contract at Yeovil in the summer.
Work to make Nick Pope's loan spell from Charlton a full transfer is expected to begin as soon as possible whilst one player, thought to be a wide midfielder, has already agreed to sign for the Minstermen in the summer."

Can anyone confirm/deny/comment

? Whatever, it sounds like the club isn't letting the grass grow under ts feet! And is looking to strengthen for whatever lies in store next season.
Well I haven't heard the story, but all I can say is he must have reformed since he was at Plymouth with OLLY . City cant be that desperate . he's a hit the town lad. Pass on this one.
[quote][p][bold]North Lincs Minsterman[/bold] wrote: Found the post below earlier today on a Transfer Rumours website and dated 26.04.14: "York have approached Yeovil striker Reuben Reid in a bid to sign the striker for the 2014/15 season. Reid, who is currently on loan at Plymouth, is out of contract at Yeovil in the summer. Work to make Nick Pope's loan spell from Charlton a full transfer is expected to begin as soon as possible whilst one player, thought to be a wide midfielder, has already agreed to sign for the Minstermen in the summer." Can anyone confirm/deny/comment ? Whatever, it sounds like the club isn't letting the grass grow under ts feet! And is looking to strengthen for whatever lies in store next season.[/p][/quote]Well I haven't heard the story, but all I can say is he must have reformed since he was at Plymouth with OLLY . City cant be that desperate . he's a hit the town lad. Pass on this one. bill bailey
  • Score: 1

4:27pm Thu 24 Apr 14

OLD - HEAD says...

Calvin Andrew has done a tremendous job as a replacement for the injured Wes Fletcher. There is only one thing missing from his game - "goals". But as he is now clearly ahead of Bowman and Jarvis in the pecking order, then lets hope that he will find the net soon.
Calvin Andrew has done a tremendous job as a replacement for the injured Wes Fletcher. There is only one thing missing from his game - "goals". But as he is now clearly ahead of Bowman and Jarvis in the pecking order, then lets hope that he will find the net soon. OLD - HEAD
  • Score: 8

4:53pm Thu 24 Apr 14

yorkandproud says...

Calvin has come in and done a good job, but like Old Head says, he needs a goal. Jarvis and Bowman look a bit out of form to me , but when we get in play offs they will surely all raise their games. On the other subject raised. Rueben Reid has had more clubs than Jack Nicklaus, and most of them on loan. Can't see him being on NW shopping list.
Calvin has come in and done a good job, but like Old Head says, he needs a goal. Jarvis and Bowman look a bit out of form to me , but when we get in play offs they will surely all raise their games. On the other subject raised. Rueben Reid has had more clubs than Jack Nicklaus, and most of them on loan. Can't see him being on NW shopping list. yorkandproud
  • Score: 1

7:32pm Thu 24 Apr 14

SbragiaIsOurHero says...

Regarding old-head's comment on Andrews' lack of goals: to be fair, he had a top corner rasping shot in both the Oxford and Bury games, both of which required excellent saves from their respective 'keepers. The goals will come, but even if they don't, his general play is good to very good, and will hopefully continue to be a useful member of our squad.
Regarding old-head's comment on Andrews' lack of goals: to be fair, he had a top corner rasping shot in both the Oxford and Bury games, both of which required excellent saves from their respective 'keepers. The goals will come, but even if they don't, his general play is good to very good, and will hopefully continue to be a useful member of our squad. SbragiaIsOurHero
  • Score: 3

8:00pm Thu 24 Apr 14

North Lincs Minsterman says...

Calvin was not match fit when he first came into the side. He is getting there and with a bit of luck should be peaking for the play-offs.

Thought his effort against Bury was going into the top corner - I was certainly out of my seat ready to celebrate! A very good save from a very experienced keeper.
Calvin was not match fit when he first came into the side. He is getting there and with a bit of luck should be peaking for the play-offs. Thought his effort against Bury was going into the top corner - I was certainly out of my seat ready to celebrate! A very good save from a very experienced keeper. North Lincs Minsterman
  • Score: 2

9:27pm Thu 24 Apr 14

nudger says...

Amazing to think that none of our starting line-up for the Oxford game at the Kassam started the game against Newport at Rodney Parade. Brobbel came on in the second half and Montrose played but even Davies and Banjo were missing.
That was a game that should never have gone ahead with standing water on the pitch at the start, making defending a lottery as our guys found out when the ball plugged for their first goal. Our away support has been absolutely brilliant all season , but never better than the hardy souls who stood in the uncovered section that day, many in replica short sleeve shirts, in downpours of biblical proportions. Respect!!
Amazing to think that none of our starting line-up for the Oxford game at the Kassam started the game against Newport at Rodney Parade. Brobbel came on in the second half and Montrose played but even Davies and Banjo were missing. That was a game that should never have gone ahead with standing water on the pitch at the start, making defending a lottery as our guys found out when the ball plugged for their first goal. Our away support has been absolutely brilliant all season , but never better than the hardy souls who stood in the uncovered section that day, many in replica short sleeve shirts, in downpours of biblical proportions. Respect!! nudger
  • Score: 3

10:37am Fri 25 Apr 14

born&breed says...

When we lost both Wes Fletcher and Josh Carson things didn't look good - to get a replacement stricker was always going to be difficult at that time of the season - they are difficult to recruit unless you have a million or so. In Calvin Andrew, Nigel secured a very honest and professional guy - he's prepared to work for the team and just does what he is asked to do. He is certainly a handful for any defence, something I believe we have lacked for a few seasons. Agree, he doesn't look a prolific scorer of goals but his will help others. His shot on Monday from 30 yards plus - on target, would have beaten a few keepers - Jensen is an excellent/experience
d keeper, a good shot stopper, who produced a fine save. If it had beaten Jensen it would be amongst the goals of the season. I still believe Calvin has more to offer - the next five games (yes - we go to Wembley) could see he becoming a cult hero. 2-0 tomorrow.
When we lost both Wes Fletcher and Josh Carson things didn't look good - to get a replacement stricker was always going to be difficult at that time of the season - they are difficult to recruit unless you have a million or so. In Calvin Andrew, Nigel secured a very honest and professional guy - he's prepared to work for the team and just does what he is asked to do. He is certainly a handful for any defence, something I believe we have lacked for a few seasons. Agree, he doesn't look a prolific scorer of goals but his will help others. His shot on Monday from 30 yards plus - on target, would have beaten a few keepers - Jensen is an excellent/experience d keeper, a good shot stopper, who produced a fine save. If it had beaten Jensen it would be amongst the goals of the season. I still believe Calvin has more to offer - the next five games (yes - we go to Wembley) could see he becoming a cult hero. 2-0 tomorrow. born&breed
  • Score: 5

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