York City's Ryan Brobbel put on goal standard

Ryan Brobbel has been instructed to go net-busting in the play-offs by City boss Nigel Worthington

Ryan Brobbel has been instructed to go net-busting in the play-offs by City boss Nigel Worthington

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YORK City flank man Ryan Brobbel has been told to come flying out of the traps during the Sky Bet League Two play-offs.

The on-loan Middlesbrough winger scored his first goal since September when he fired in a spectacular first-half, stoppage-time goal during Saturday’s 2-2 draw at Scunthorpe.

City chief Nigel Worthington felt that Brobbel’s fourth goal of the campaign proved the catalyst for a positive second-half display from the Northern Ireland under-21 international but now wants him to start the two play-off semi-final legs against Fleetwood in equally purposeful fashion, beginning with Saturday night's home tie.

On Brobbel’s goal and second-half display at Glanford Park, Worthington said: “He is capable of that and I’ve been asking for more of that from him.

“I am on his case all the time to get into games earlier. He got into Saturday’s match a minute before half-time and scored a fantastic goal.

“His energy levels in the second half were then huge and he was a threat and a real problem for them. We need to get that from the start because, if he does that, he will be a hell of a lot better player.”

Worthington, meanwhile, is backing Calvin Andrew to get back on the scoresheet this season after he claimed City’s second goal that was awarded to Will Hayhurst by the Press Association on the day.

The 6ft 2in striker, without a goal in 16 matches prior to the Scunthorpe trip, stuck his boot out to help divert Hayhurst’s low drilled shot past home keeper Sam Slocombe with Worthington adding: “He has done a lot of donkey work for us.

“That’s important whether it was his goal or not on Saturday and I still believe he can get more goals before the end of the season.”

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6:21pm Tue 6 May 14

Justin7 says...

Should be an amazing atmosphere on Saturday! Apparently we've nearly sold out the home sections. Fleetwood have sold 219 tickets LOL. What a terrible punching above their weight club.
Should be an amazing atmosphere on Saturday! Apparently we've nearly sold out the home sections. Fleetwood have sold 219 tickets LOL. What a terrible punching above their weight club. Justin7
  • Score: -5

6:54pm Tue 6 May 14

Tug job says...

Justin7 wrote:
Should be an amazing atmosphere on Saturday! Apparently we've nearly sold out the home sections. Fleetwood have sold 219 tickets LOL. What a terrible punching above their weight club.
As we proved in both the FA Trophy and the BSP Play Off finals, the size of a team's support is no guarantee of success, there's no need to mock them about it - don't forget, Fleetwood is only around one tenth the size of York.

Let's do our talking where it matters - on the pitch - as long as City win, I couldn't care less whether the opponents have 300 or 30,000 fans present. I believe we are capable of beating Fleetwood over two legs. There'll be four City fans cheering them on from Chicago on Saturday evening. COYR
[quote][p][bold]Justin7[/bold] wrote: Should be an amazing atmosphere on Saturday! Apparently we've nearly sold out the home sections. Fleetwood have sold 219 tickets LOL. What a terrible punching above their weight club.[/p][/quote]As we proved in both the FA Trophy and the BSP Play Off finals, the size of a team's support is no guarantee of success, there's no need to mock them about it - don't forget, Fleetwood is only around one tenth the size of York. Let's do our talking where it matters - on the pitch - as long as City win, I couldn't care less whether the opponents have 300 or 30,000 fans present. I believe we are capable of beating Fleetwood over two legs. There'll be four City fans cheering them on from Chicago on Saturday evening. COYR Tug job
  • Score: 26

7:45pm Tue 6 May 14

NottsExile says...

In games like this it is important to apply extreme pressure on the opposition from the first whistle, something for which Mr Worthington will have prepared the players. That pressure will involve shooting on sight, and given the statistics from last Saturday we did just that, scoring a couple of beauties and winning a squillion corners against a panicking defence in the process.
We know the defence is sound and we know the forwards can score, so with the midfield playing their part, the next two games will show that we can achieve what we all thought was impossible at the start of 2014.
Fleetwood are slight favourites but that all goes out of the window, so let's all make the difference and do what we did too Scunthorpe.
I know Russ Wilcox - I taught him at junior school, and speaking to him on Sunday he was SO impressed with our team - the best he has seen this season - and even more impressed with our support and gave them the credit for our wonderful response.
Come on City
In games like this it is important to apply extreme pressure on the opposition from the first whistle, something for which Mr Worthington will have prepared the players. That pressure will involve shooting on sight, and given the statistics from last Saturday we did just that, scoring a couple of beauties and winning a squillion corners against a panicking defence in the process. We know the defence is sound and we know the forwards can score, so with the midfield playing their part, the next two games will show that we can achieve what we all thought was impossible at the start of 2014. Fleetwood are slight favourites but that all goes out of the window, so let's all make the difference and do what we did too Scunthorpe. I know Russ Wilcox - I taught him at junior school, and speaking to him on Sunday he was SO impressed with our team - the best he has seen this season - and even more impressed with our support and gave them the credit for our wonderful response. Come on City NottsExile
  • Score: 19

10:24am Wed 7 May 14

The Legend Of Keith says...

Justin7 wrote:
Should be an amazing atmosphere on Saturday! Apparently we've nearly sold out the home sections. Fleetwood have sold 219 tickets LOL. What a terrible punching above their weight club.
The fact Fleetwood have only sold 219 tickets is neither here nor there in terms of their credibility as a club. If that's all they can sell then fair play to the 219 that travel but I hope they have a thoroughly miserable evening and a safe trip home.

The point to consider is, if they only sell a fraction of the allocation given to them (10% at the mo), then surely they should have had the decency to advise York they wouldn't sell anywhere near their allocation. This way we could have reallocated the entire Pop stand to York and assigned seating to Fleetwood in the Main Stand. Or at least opened the closed Pop Stand section to York supporters. There are going to be a good number of home fans missing out when Fleetwood (predicatably) leave great swathes of empty areas.
[quote][p][bold]Justin7[/bold] wrote: Should be an amazing atmosphere on Saturday! Apparently we've nearly sold out the home sections. Fleetwood have sold 219 tickets LOL. What a terrible punching above their weight club.[/p][/quote]The fact Fleetwood have only sold 219 tickets is neither here nor there in terms of their credibility as a club. If that's all they can sell then fair play to the 219 that travel but I hope they have a thoroughly miserable evening and a safe trip home. The point to consider is, if they only sell a fraction of the allocation given to them (10% at the mo), then surely they should have had the decency to advise York they wouldn't sell anywhere near their allocation. This way we could have reallocated the entire Pop stand to York and assigned seating to Fleetwood in the Main Stand. Or at least opened the closed Pop Stand section to York supporters. There are going to be a good number of home fans missing out when Fleetwood (predicatably) leave great swathes of empty areas. The Legend Of Keith
  • Score: 8

10:52am Wed 7 May 14

Dr Brian says...

The Legend Of Keith wrote:
Justin7 wrote:
Should be an amazing atmosphere on Saturday! Apparently we've nearly sold out the home sections. Fleetwood have sold 219 tickets LOL. What a terrible punching above their weight club.
The fact Fleetwood have only sold 219 tickets is neither here nor there in terms of their credibility as a club. If that's all they can sell then fair play to the 219 that travel but I hope they have a thoroughly miserable evening and a safe trip home.

The point to consider is, if they only sell a fraction of the allocation given to them (10% at the mo), then surely they should have had the decency to advise York they wouldn't sell anywhere near their allocation. This way we could have reallocated the entire Pop stand to York and assigned seating to Fleetwood in the Main Stand. Or at least opened the closed Pop Stand section to York supporters. There are going to be a good number of home fans missing out when Fleetwood (predicatably) leave great swathes of empty areas.
I don't think the club are allowed to deviate their crowd safety certificate to allocate "away" areas to home fans so financially for York City let us hope Fleetwood sell a lot more tickets.

Cue the moans though from people claiming they never miss a game but could not get a ticket.
[quote][p][bold]The Legend Of Keith[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Justin7[/bold] wrote: Should be an amazing atmosphere on Saturday! Apparently we've nearly sold out the home sections. Fleetwood have sold 219 tickets LOL. What a terrible punching above their weight club.[/p][/quote]The fact Fleetwood have only sold 219 tickets is neither here nor there in terms of their credibility as a club. If that's all they can sell then fair play to the 219 that travel but I hope they have a thoroughly miserable evening and a safe trip home. The point to consider is, if they only sell a fraction of the allocation given to them (10% at the mo), then surely they should have had the decency to advise York they wouldn't sell anywhere near their allocation. This way we could have reallocated the entire Pop stand to York and assigned seating to Fleetwood in the Main Stand. Or at least opened the closed Pop Stand section to York supporters. There are going to be a good number of home fans missing out when Fleetwood (predicatably) leave great swathes of empty areas.[/p][/quote]I don't think the club are allowed to deviate their crowd safety certificate to allocate "away" areas to home fans so financially for York City let us hope Fleetwood sell a lot more tickets. Cue the moans though from people claiming they never miss a game but could not get a ticket. Dr Brian
  • Score: 3

11:46am Wed 7 May 14

The Legend Of Keith says...

Dr Brian wrote:
The Legend Of Keith wrote:
Justin7 wrote:
Should be an amazing atmosphere on Saturday! Apparently we've nearly sold out the home sections. Fleetwood have sold 219 tickets LOL. What a terrible punching above their weight club.
The fact Fleetwood have only sold 219 tickets is neither here nor there in terms of their credibility as a club. If that's all they can sell then fair play to the 219 that travel but I hope they have a thoroughly miserable evening and a safe trip home.

The point to consider is, if they only sell a fraction of the allocation given to them (10% at the mo), then surely they should have had the decency to advise York they wouldn't sell anywhere near their allocation. This way we could have reallocated the entire Pop stand to York and assigned seating to Fleetwood in the Main Stand. Or at least opened the closed Pop Stand section to York supporters. There are going to be a good number of home fans missing out when Fleetwood (predicatably) leave great swathes of empty areas.
I don't think the club are allowed to deviate their crowd safety certificate to allocate "away" areas to home fans so financially for York City let us hope Fleetwood sell a lot more tickets.

Cue the moans though from people claiming they never miss a game but could not get a ticket.
This goes to show that a new stadium for York will bring benefits as long as the stadium is flexible enough to reallocate seating easily. Doncaster's ground is a good example of this.
[quote][p][bold]Dr Brian[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Legend Of Keith[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Justin7[/bold] wrote: Should be an amazing atmosphere on Saturday! Apparently we've nearly sold out the home sections. Fleetwood have sold 219 tickets LOL. What a terrible punching above their weight club.[/p][/quote]The fact Fleetwood have only sold 219 tickets is neither here nor there in terms of their credibility as a club. If that's all they can sell then fair play to the 219 that travel but I hope they have a thoroughly miserable evening and a safe trip home. The point to consider is, if they only sell a fraction of the allocation given to them (10% at the mo), then surely they should have had the decency to advise York they wouldn't sell anywhere near their allocation. This way we could have reallocated the entire Pop stand to York and assigned seating to Fleetwood in the Main Stand. Or at least opened the closed Pop Stand section to York supporters. There are going to be a good number of home fans missing out when Fleetwood (predicatably) leave great swathes of empty areas.[/p][/quote]I don't think the club are allowed to deviate their crowd safety certificate to allocate "away" areas to home fans so financially for York City let us hope Fleetwood sell a lot more tickets. Cue the moans though from people claiming they never miss a game but could not get a ticket.[/p][/quote]This goes to show that a new stadium for York will bring benefits as long as the stadium is flexible enough to reallocate seating easily. Doncaster's ground is a good example of this. The Legend Of Keith
  • Score: 7

12:48pm Wed 7 May 14

pip007 says...

Tug job wrote:
Justin7 wrote:
Should be an amazing atmosphere on Saturday! Apparently we've nearly sold out the home sections. Fleetwood have sold 219 tickets LOL. What a terrible punching above their weight club.
As we proved in both the FA Trophy and the BSP Play Off finals, the size of a team's support is no guarantee of success, there's no need to mock them about it - don't forget, Fleetwood is only around one tenth the size of York.

Let's do our talking where it matters - on the pitch - as long as City win, I couldn't care less whether the opponents have 300 or 30,000 fans present. I believe we are capable of beating Fleetwood over two legs. There'll be four City fans cheering them on from Chicago on Saturday evening. COYR
Five.
[quote][p][bold]Tug job[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Justin7[/bold] wrote: Should be an amazing atmosphere on Saturday! Apparently we've nearly sold out the home sections. Fleetwood have sold 219 tickets LOL. What a terrible punching above their weight club.[/p][/quote]As we proved in both the FA Trophy and the BSP Play Off finals, the size of a team's support is no guarantee of success, there's no need to mock them about it - don't forget, Fleetwood is only around one tenth the size of York. Let's do our talking where it matters - on the pitch - as long as City win, I couldn't care less whether the opponents have 300 or 30,000 fans present. I believe we are capable of beating Fleetwood over two legs. There'll be four City fans cheering them on from Chicago on Saturday evening. COYR[/p][/quote]Five. pip007
  • Score: 3

5:57pm Wed 7 May 14

OLD - HEAD says...

I agree that it doesnt matter how many fans Fleetwood bring to Bootham Crescent. Fleetwood are a small club with a money-bags Chairman, who has bank-rolled the club. Fleetwood have (with his money) assembled one of the strongest squads in the lower leagues. But lets hope that it is the club with the biggest heart that goes through, not the one with the biggest bank balance.
I agree that it doesnt matter how many fans Fleetwood bring to Bootham Crescent. Fleetwood are a small club with a money-bags Chairman, who has bank-rolled the club. Fleetwood have (with his money) assembled one of the strongest squads in the lower leagues. But lets hope that it is the club with the biggest heart that goes through, not the one with the biggest bank balance. OLD - HEAD
  • Score: 6

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