LiveYork City v Fleetwood Town - live play-off semi-final first leg match blog

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9:35pm

That's it. It's full time. York City 0, Fleetwood Town 1.

9:33pm

There will be three minutes of additional time. John McCombe has just blocked a shot over the bar. The sponsor's man of the match has gone to Lanre Oyebanjo.

9:29pm

Just under five minutes remaining. York 0, Fleetwood 1.

9:27pm

Fleetwood's first change. David Ball is off, Stewart Murdoch is on.

9:26pm

How big a chance will that be? Coulson slipped and Morris played in Hume only for him to slot the ball wide of the post. It should have been 2-0.

9:24pm

Following a bizarre set of deflections off Fleetwood defenders, York have a corner.

9:22pm

Ten minutes remaining.

9:21pm

It's a dangerous free kick, but Hayhurst loops it over the bar.

9:20pm

He follows that up by getting booked for a crunching tackle on Oyebanjo on the right wing.

9:19pm

Josh Morris's snapshot from just outside the area is well dealt with by Pope moving down to his right.

9:17pm

15 minutes remaining in the first leg at Bootham Crescent. City trail 1-0.

9:15pm

9:14pm

Driven cross by Hayhurst is just flicked over by Coulson. They are getting closer. Can they convert?

9:11pm

Tonight's attendance 5,124 (252 from Fleetwood).

9:10pm

Oyebanjo cross finds Reed. He can't get a shot off and the ball falls to Coulson, who fires it wide from 12 yards.

9:09pm

This is better from York, who just need to remember not to panic. They are behind but we will only be half way through this clash at the end of this game.

9:08pm

Coulson cross is sidefooted towards goal by Bowman - he didn't really connect - and is saved by Maxwell.

9:07pm

Delivery is City's biggest problem at the moment. Hayhurst had two chances to get a decent ball into the box there and didn't take either of them.

9:04pm

Blair rampant down the right again but, this time, he flashes his shot wide of the post. That's a big let off for City. He should really have hit the target.

9:03pm

City need to up the tempo here and, just after the hour mark, Nigel Worthington makes his first change. Ryan Bowman comes on for Ryan Brobbel.

8:55pm

City are rocking a bit at the moment. Iain Hume's ball is almost capitalised on by Ball, who puts his poked effort just wide of the post.

8:53pm

Ball puts the ball across goal and Blair is waiting at the far post to bundle it home past Pope. A body blow for York.

8:52pm

Matty Blair has scored for Fleetwood.

8:51pm

So close for City! Andrew flick on sets Coulson away and he cuts in from the left and drills a shot just narrowly wide of the far post.

8:50pm

Much more urgency from York in just the opening two minutes and that has got the crowd going. Will it continue?

8:48pm

We are back under way at Bootham Crescent.

8:48pm

The players are out for the second half. York will be attacking the Shippo.

8:33pm

Well, a tense game but not much to speak of in terms of goalmouth action. I'm pretty sure City boss Nigel Worthington will be happy with that. His team have been tight and compact.

Fleetwood grew into the game the more the half went on but they didn't really threaten City in any real way while, at the other end, Fleetwood keeper Chris Maxwell has yet to make a save.

8:32pm

Half-time here at Bootham Crescent. York City 0, Fleetwood 0.

8:30pm

We are going to have just a minute of additional time at the end of the first half.

8:27pm

Speaking of agricultural, we've had our first yellow of the game - Steven Schumacher shown the card after sending Oyebanjo crashing to the ground.

8:25pm

8:25pm

Fleetwood are just starting to get into their stride here.

8:22pm

Blair finally gets past Davies, cutting in from the right but his attempted pass goes harmlessly behind Pope's goal.

8:22pm

I feel your pain.

8:22pm

8:21pm

Nick Pope was alert there. David Ball's shot flashed across goal, cannoned straight into John McCombe and flew goalwards.

The on-loan keeper did well and the deflection went straight into his hands.

8:19pm

It's not third time lucky, though, for York as Adam Reed's delivery is cleared at the near post.

8:18pm

You know what I am going to say, don't you?...

8:17pm

And another one...

8:17pm

Corner to City.

8:16pm

Don't want to jinx the lad, but Ben Davies has had a great half hour - marshalling and tackling. It's still 0-0 otherwise here at Bootham Crescent.

8:11pm

Mazy run from the right by Oyebenjo. He gets into a central position but then blazes his shot out of the ground.

8:10pm

Blair just skips past Will Hayhurst but once again finds his match in Ben Davies. This is a key match-up, I feel.

8:08pm

This game is set to really take off. As you would expect, especially given York City's defensive efforts this year, it's tight.

8:05pm

The corner is dealt with.

8:04pm

Corner again to Fleetwood. Antoni Sarcevic let fly from about 25 yards and Pope parried it behind.

8:03pm

Easily claimed by Nick Pope. Imnpressive goalkeeping. At the other end, Coulson had a chance to run towards the Fleetwood box but hopelessly over-ran the ball.

8:02pm

Corner to Fleetwood.

8:00pm

First shot of the game on 15 minutes. Ryan Brobbel skews a ball across to Calvin Andrew about 12 yards out and he side foots it towards goal but it is blocked.

7:59pm

7:56pm

Nice bit of work from Michael Coulson, twisting and turning on the left side of the box before sticking up a cross to the far post. It is dealt with by Mark Roberts.

11 minutes in, 0-0 and no chances of any kind yet.

7:55pm

7:54pm

7:54pm

Deep cross from the right by Matty Blair is expertly fielded in the six yard box by Lanre Oyebanjo. That's the first time Fleetwood have had a really dangerous position.

7:51pm

7:51pm

7:51pm

Five minutes gone, it's 0-0 and it's a pretty even start for both teams.

7:49pm

Keith Lowe sold Nick Pope a little short there with a backpass. But the City keeper is composed, dips a shoulder and rifles it to safety.

7:47pm

First time Ben Davies meets Matty Blair this evening - and it's Davies who is victorious in the opening challenge.

7:45pm

The play-off semi-final first leg is under way. At last!

7:43pm

7:43pm

7:43pm

The two teams are out on the pitch - welcomed by a huge roar from the Longhurst stand.

7:37pm

A lot of time has been spent putting displays and banners together for this match. Kudos to the guys who did this. It's pretty impressive.
 

7:36pm

7:36pm

7:34pm

The David Longhurst Stand is absolutely bouncing now...

7:30pm

Fifteen minutes to kick-off. I promise it's going to happen this time. Cross my heart.

7:30pm

7:25pm

7:22pm

It'll be really interesting to see how fast Fleetwood start this match. It may only be a couple of hours drive from Lancashire but I'd imagine a lot of nervous energy was spent with everything that happened on Saturday night.

Remember it was only 15 minutes before kick-off that the game was initially delayed before it was eventually postponed - and then they had to make that journey back, only to do a repeat trip this afternoon.

York's players will have got a good night's rest. Nigel Worthington won the battle of rescheduling.

Fleetwood were very keen that his match was played tomorrow. Let's see how it all pans out.

7:19pm

7:19pm

7:15pm

7:09pm

7:05pm

Unsurprisingly, there are no changes for either side - in the starting 11 or on the bench.

That means it will be two wingers for York City with Will Hayhurst looking to continue where he left off against Scunthorpe United as a second half substitute.

Weather-wise, the rain is still trickling down but, overall, it's looking a lot brighter than it did on Saturday night.

7:01pm

6:51pm

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6:50pm

Good evening everyone from Bootham Crescent and take two of York City's League Two play-off semi-final first leg clash with Fleetwood Town.

You'll not be surprised to learn it's raining again here at the ground - but the two goalmouths are covered and the game doesn't look in any danger at the moment.

It should be a very intriguing clash with Fleetwood making the trip to York for the second time in 48 hours and Nigel Worthington's men looking to build on a 17-match unbeaten run which has taken them all the way to the brink of Wembley?

So can they take a big step towards the Arch with victory tonight? Stay with me throughout the evening as we find out.

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8:26pm Mon 12 May 14

goatman says...

GOOD LUCK YORK!!!
GOOD LUCK YORK!!! goatman
  • Score: 0

10:02pm Mon 12 May 14

big boy york says...

think better team on night won, city only started playing when bowman came on, thought andrews was immense at times up front , gotta admit i used to think football had backs,midfield n fowards where was our midfield tonight, all still to play for gotta change tactics for friday
think better team on night won, city only started playing when bowman came on, thought andrews was immense at times up front , gotta admit i used to think football had backs,midfield n fowards where was our midfield tonight, all still to play for gotta change tactics for friday big boy york
  • Score: 8

10:11pm Mon 12 May 14

ian923 says...

Didn't,t play too well tonight and we gave them too much room. Must get tighter on them on Friday and practice crosses which apart from Banjo, were pretty poor. We never took advantage of set pieces and spurned 2 good chances. BUT 90 minutes to go on Friday and hopefully we will play better then, keep a clean sheet and get at least 2 goals. We can still do this-come on City! Only one goal down though it should have been two- bad miss by Hume. Take heart from this. They got one scrappy goal otherwise not much of a threat. We WILL win this.
Didn't,t play too well tonight and we gave them too much room. Must get tighter on them on Friday and practice crosses which apart from Banjo, were pretty poor. We never took advantage of set pieces and spurned 2 good chances. BUT 90 minutes to go on Friday and hopefully we will play better then, keep a clean sheet and get at least 2 goals. We can still do this-come on City! Only one goal down though it should have been two- bad miss by Hume. Take heart from this. They got one scrappy goal otherwise not much of a threat. We WILL win this. ian923
  • Score: 6

11:31pm Mon 12 May 14

pip007 says...

Well, there goes the unbeaten run. Tactics for Friday? I thing an all out cavalry charge might be in order. Come on City, stop playing as though you've got something to lose. You've had a great season ... just go out and give it all you've got.
Well, there goes the unbeaten run. Tactics for Friday? I thing an all out cavalry charge might be in order. Come on City, stop playing as though you've got something to lose. You've had a great season ... just go out and give it all you've got. pip007
  • Score: 16

11:33pm Mon 12 May 14

pip007 says...

Mr Worthington, two shopping list items for next season: 1. Striker. 2. See number 1.
Mr Worthington, two shopping list items for next season: 1. Striker. 2. See number 1. pip007
  • Score: 7

11:34pm Mon 12 May 14

pip007 says...

ian923 wrote:
Didn't,t play too well tonight and we gave them too much room. Must get tighter on them on Friday and practice crosses which apart from Banjo, were pretty poor. We never took advantage of set pieces and spurned 2 good chances. BUT 90 minutes to go on Friday and hopefully we will play better then, keep a clean sheet and get at least 2 goals. We can still do this-come on City! Only one goal down though it should have been two- bad miss by Hume. Take heart from this. They got one scrappy goal otherwise not much of a threat. We WILL win this.
And practice penalties.
[quote][p][bold]ian923[/bold] wrote: Didn't,t play too well tonight and we gave them too much room. Must get tighter on them on Friday and practice crosses which apart from Banjo, were pretty poor. We never took advantage of set pieces and spurned 2 good chances. BUT 90 minutes to go on Friday and hopefully we will play better then, keep a clean sheet and get at least 2 goals. We can still do this-come on City! Only one goal down though it should have been two- bad miss by Hume. Take heart from this. They got one scrappy goal otherwise not much of a threat. We WILL win this.[/p][/quote]And practice penalties. pip007
  • Score: 8

11:56pm Mon 12 May 14

whaticeberg says...

IF NW starts with the same lineup it will be curtains I'm afraid.got to be a Jarvis Bowman Coulson bonanza with the class act of Oyebanjo in a central midfield role...........Goalf
est s..t or bust!
IF NW starts with the same lineup it will be curtains I'm afraid.got to be a Jarvis Bowman Coulson bonanza with the class act of Oyebanjo in a central midfield role...........Goalf est s..t or bust! whaticeberg
  • Score: 1

12:11am Tue 13 May 14

joejamestom says...

pip007 wrote:
Mr Worthington, two shopping list items for next season: 1. Striker. 2. See number 1.
Don't forget LB 2 wingers & more influential midfield work to do on Friday C'mon City!!
[quote][p][bold]pip007[/bold] wrote: Mr Worthington, two shopping list items for next season: 1. Striker. 2. See number 1.[/p][/quote]Don't forget LB 2 wingers & more influential midfield work to do on Friday C'mon City!! joejamestom
  • Score: 1

8:12am Tue 13 May 14

Alibor says...

Great to be able to watch City from Scotland. I thought that Fleetwood were the better team last night but we can still go through if we score 2 goals in return match. We were outplayed in midfield and they kept ball on ground. Their big defenders snuffed out aerial route but were slow on the turn - we need to exploit this on Friday. Mainly we need to get more players midfield. Whatever happens, it has been a very good season! Good luck on Friday!
Great to be able to watch City from Scotland. I thought that Fleetwood were the better team last night but we can still go through if we score 2 goals in return match. We were outplayed in midfield and they kept ball on ground. Their big defenders snuffed out aerial route but were slow on the turn - we need to exploit this on Friday. Mainly we need to get more players midfield. Whatever happens, it has been a very good season! Good luck on Friday! Alibor
  • Score: 15

9:41am Tue 13 May 14

The Legend Of Keith says...

A fair result and the better team won. There was nothing in it in the first half, but 15 mins of pressure from Fleetwood at the start of the second half was the difference.

The area where I thought York were most disappointing was when putting corners and freekicks into the box. Hayhurst did well defensively but his set piece taking was well below par last night.

The most crucial moment of the game? Quite possibly Hume's miss. This keeps us in the tie.

All to play for in the second leg. We can still do this. We still believe.
A fair result and the better team won. There was nothing in it in the first half, but 15 mins of pressure from Fleetwood at the start of the second half was the difference. The area where I thought York were most disappointing was when putting corners and freekicks into the box. Hayhurst did well defensively but his set piece taking was well below par last night. The most crucial moment of the game? Quite possibly Hume's miss. This keeps us in the tie. All to play for in the second leg. We can still do this. We still believe. The Legend Of Keith
  • Score: 9

9:58am Tue 13 May 14

againstthecuts says...

York played too much of the long ball which mostly ended up back with the fleetwood team also need to keep Blair wrapped up.Banjo was fantastic
York played too much of the long ball which mostly ended up back with the fleetwood team also need to keep Blair wrapped up.Banjo was fantastic againstthecuts
  • Score: 12

10:19am Tue 13 May 14

purelobo says...

i m sure there must have been a good reason but why was the original game being played on saturday night.was it for tv or was there another reason.it just seems totally lacking in consideration for supporters otherwise.
i m sure there must have been a good reason but why was the original game being played on saturday night.was it for tv or was there another reason.it just seems totally lacking in consideration for supporters otherwise. purelobo
  • Score: -1

10:21am Tue 13 May 14

RooBeck says...

A bit like the league match against us in October, as once again Fleetwood were strong at the back and dealt comfortably with our long ball - Calvin Andrew flick-ons - and their pace and movement from midfield to attack was again, very good. The script was written for Matty Blair to score but it was a great move by Fleetwood and he didn't over celebrate - still a City hero! On the plus side, we were once again strong at the back, but outpaced in the middle and though we had perhaps three goal-scoring opportunities in the second-half, we did not have the speed or variation of tactics up front to worry their big defenders and like October, I can't remember their keeper having to make a serious save! Onwards to Friday and certainly all is not lost, but we now of course have to come out of the traps fairly quickly and so we may have to re-think how we try and open up their defence and somehow, stamp more authority in midfield where their player who sits just behind the front two (Sarcavic), was running the match. Finally, great City support and Oyebanjo was head and shoulders our best player and rightly voted MotM! COYR.
A bit like the league match against us in October, as once again Fleetwood were strong at the back and dealt comfortably with our long ball - Calvin Andrew flick-ons - and their pace and movement from midfield to attack was again, very good. The script was written for Matty Blair to score but it was a great move by Fleetwood and he didn't over celebrate - still a City hero! On the plus side, we were once again strong at the back, but outpaced in the middle and though we had perhaps three goal-scoring opportunities in the second-half, we did not have the speed or variation of tactics up front to worry their big defenders and like October, I can't remember their keeper having to make a serious save! Onwards to Friday and certainly all is not lost, but we now of course have to come out of the traps fairly quickly and so we may have to re-think how we try and open up their defence and somehow, stamp more authority in midfield where their player who sits just behind the front two (Sarcavic), was running the match. Finally, great City support and Oyebanjo was head and shoulders our best player and rightly voted MotM! COYR. RooBeck
  • Score: 3

10:45am Tue 13 May 14

bill bailey says...

9 shots 1 on target, that has been our problem all season. players not giving themselves space and time to balance their body. if your going to have a target man like Andrew you don't need another two or three six footers around him, you need shorter players that have a centre of gravity lower too the ground they are more balanced and can ghost into space they are quicker off the mark. (Why do you think Lambert is going to the World cup? hes got 3 goal scorers under 5f10 to pick up the pieces ), Nobody is finishing off Andrews knock downs ,
9 shots 1 on target, that has been our problem all season. players not giving themselves space and time to balance their body. if your going to have a target man like Andrew you don't need another two or three six footers around him, you need shorter players that have a centre of gravity lower too the ground they are more balanced and can ghost into space they are quicker off the mark. (Why do you think Lambert is going to the World cup? hes got 3 goal scorers under 5f10 to pick up the pieces ), Nobody is finishing off Andrews knock downs , bill bailey
  • Score: 6

11:23am Tue 13 May 14

YorkCityLuke says...

We didn't play well, but we still didn't ever look like getting thrashed - if anything, that makes the game more disappointing as I think that 'on form' York City (who emerged after going a goal down...) would have beaten Fleetwood. Thankfully it's only half time and all to play for. Sitting back and playing long, high clearences is no longer an option, so Friday's match should be a good one!

On a tactical note, I'd echo what people have been saying about Oyebanjo: for me, the man of the match (although Davies also played well). You only have to compare Banjo's marauding runs down the right (which gained a lot of ground, unsettled defenders, and created some of our best chances) with the standard hoof upfield (which lost possession and gained us very little throughout the game) to see how we should approach Friday's game.
We didn't play well, but we still didn't ever look like getting thrashed - if anything, that makes the game more disappointing as I think that 'on form' York City (who emerged after going a goal down...) would have beaten Fleetwood. Thankfully it's only half time and all to play for. Sitting back and playing long, high clearences is no longer an option, so Friday's match should be a good one! On a tactical note, I'd echo what people have been saying about Oyebanjo: for me, the man of the match (although Davies also played well). You only have to compare Banjo's marauding runs down the right (which gained a lot of ground, unsettled defenders, and created some of our best chances) with the standard hoof upfield (which lost possession and gained us very little throughout the game) to see how we should approach Friday's game. YorkCityLuke
  • Score: 12

11:33am Tue 13 May 14

Boyer for England says...

Maybe best to start with Andrew and Bowman. I don't suppose we could then start with Brobbel but he could be useful from the bench we know he can shoot.
Maybe best to start with Andrew and Bowman. I don't suppose we could then start with Brobbel but he could be useful from the bench we know he can shoot. Boyer for England
  • Score: 1

12:04pm Tue 13 May 14

chuckabuttie says...

It's only Half Time. I've no doubt we'll have the superior support on Friday and if we actually use midfield and get behind their good but ponderous back four, it can be done. Bowman must start. The one thing missing last night for 60 mins was a goalscoring threat
It's only Half Time. I've no doubt we'll have the superior support on Friday and if we actually use midfield and get behind their good but ponderous back four, it can be done. Bowman must start. The one thing missing last night for 60 mins was a goalscoring threat chuckabuttie
  • Score: -1

12:28pm Tue 13 May 14

Boyer for England says...

chuckabuttie wrote:
It's only Half Time. I've no doubt we'll have the superior support on Friday and if we actually use midfield and get behind their good but ponderous back four, it can be done. Bowman must start. The one thing missing last night for 60 mins was a goalscoring threat
Should be like a home game. I read 252 from Fleetwood last night.
[quote][p][bold]chuckabuttie[/bold] wrote: It's only Half Time. I've no doubt we'll have the superior support on Friday and if we actually use midfield and get behind their good but ponderous back four, it can be done. Bowman must start. The one thing missing last night for 60 mins was a goalscoring threat[/p][/quote]Should be like a home game. I read 252 from Fleetwood last night. Boyer for England
  • Score: -1

12:30pm Tue 13 May 14

Lambi-63 says...

On a plus note, thought the home support was absolutely tremendous last night. I don't think I've ever witnessed such volume at a City match, apart from the music that preceded the main event! The Longhurst never stopped singing, the seats contributed with their clapping and encouragement whenever we got a corner and the flags and banners were amazing. Well done one and all. More of the same on Friday!!!
On a plus note, thought the home support was absolutely tremendous last night. I don't think I've ever witnessed such volume at a City match, apart from the music that preceded the main event! The Longhurst never stopped singing, the seats contributed with their clapping and encouragement whenever we got a corner and the flags and banners were amazing. Well done one and all. More of the same on Friday!!! Lambi-63
  • Score: 5

12:39pm Tue 13 May 14

Tamworth 2 return says...

bill bailey wrote:
9 shots 1 on target, that has been our problem all season. players not giving themselves space and time to balance their body. if your going to have a target man like Andrew you don't need another two or three six footers around him, you need shorter players that have a centre of gravity lower too the ground they are more balanced and can ghost into space they are quicker off the mark. (Why do you think Lambert is going to the World cup? hes got 3 goal scorers under 5f10 to pick up the pieces ), Nobody is finishing off Andrews knock downs ,
Absolutely agree Bill, can't understand why Puri hasn't been considered in that role or perhaps Shaq Mac !!!

How are they looking in training ??
[quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: 9 shots 1 on target, that has been our problem all season. players not giving themselves space and time to balance their body. if your going to have a target man like Andrew you don't need another two or three six footers around him, you need shorter players that have a centre of gravity lower too the ground they are more balanced and can ghost into space they are quicker off the mark. (Why do you think Lambert is going to the World cup? hes got 3 goal scorers under 5f10 to pick up the pieces ), Nobody is finishing off Andrews knock downs ,[/p][/quote]Absolutely agree Bill, can't understand why Puri hasn't been considered in that role or perhaps Shaq Mac !!! How are they looking in training ?? Tamworth 2 return
  • Score: 2

12:47pm Tue 13 May 14

Boyer for England says...

Lambi-63 wrote:
On a plus note, thought the home support was absolutely tremendous last night. I don't think I've ever witnessed such volume at a City match, apart from the music that preceded the main event! The Longhurst never stopped singing, the seats contributed with their clapping and encouragement whenever we got a corner and the flags and banners were amazing. Well done one and all. More of the same on Friday!!!
Daily Express " York will be hoping 2000 fans roar them on to victory at Fleetwood on Friday " Sounds like we are taking over the whole ground. LOL
[quote][p][bold]Lambi-63[/bold] wrote: On a plus note, thought the home support was absolutely tremendous last night. I don't think I've ever witnessed such volume at a City match, apart from the music that preceded the main event! The Longhurst never stopped singing, the seats contributed with their clapping and encouragement whenever we got a corner and the flags and banners were amazing. Well done one and all. More of the same on Friday!!![/p][/quote]Daily Express " York will be hoping 2000 fans roar them on to victory at Fleetwood on Friday " Sounds like we are taking over the whole ground. LOL Boyer for England
  • Score: 1

12:57pm Tue 13 May 14

Gary_Mills_Haircut says...

ian923 wrote:
Didn't,t play too well tonight and we gave them too much room. Must get tighter on them on Friday and practice crosses which apart from Banjo, were pretty poor. We never took advantage of set pieces and spurned 2 good chances. BUT 90 minutes to go on Friday and hopefully we will play better then, keep a clean sheet and get at least 2 goals. We can still do this-come on City! Only one goal down though it should have been two- bad miss by Hume. Take heart from this. They got one scrappy goal otherwise not much of a threat. We WILL win this.
Strictly speaking, we only need to score once on Friday and can still progress!
[quote][p][bold]ian923[/bold] wrote: Didn't,t play too well tonight and we gave them too much room. Must get tighter on them on Friday and practice crosses which apart from Banjo, were pretty poor. We never took advantage of set pieces and spurned 2 good chances. BUT 90 minutes to go on Friday and hopefully we will play better then, keep a clean sheet and get at least 2 goals. We can still do this-come on City! Only one goal down though it should have been two- bad miss by Hume. Take heart from this. They got one scrappy goal otherwise not much of a threat. We WILL win this.[/p][/quote]Strictly speaking, we only need to score once on Friday and can still progress! Gary_Mills_Haircut
  • Score: 0

1:51pm Tue 13 May 14

OLD - HEAD says...

NW must freshen the team up on Friday night. I dont see him changing the defence but Montrose may well replace Reed in midfield. Brobbel is a luxury that we can not afford to play. So putting Coulson back out wide and either Jarvis or Bowman partnering Andrews up front could be an option. I actually prefer Jarvis, but he seems to be well out of favour with NW right now. This could be our final game of the season,so lets give it all we have got.
NW must freshen the team up on Friday night. I dont see him changing the defence but Montrose may well replace Reed in midfield. Brobbel is a luxury that we can not afford to play. So putting Coulson back out wide and either Jarvis or Bowman partnering Andrews up front could be an option. I actually prefer Jarvis, but he seems to be well out of favour with NW right now. This could be our final game of the season,so lets give it all we have got. OLD - HEAD
  • Score: 3

2:09pm Tue 13 May 14

MUDAHIM says...

Get Coulson taking the dead ball situtions. He's quality and should be taking corners, free kicks etc and delivering them into the box for Lowe, McCoombe, Andrew & Bowman to head home, sorry starting to dream again......
Get Coulson taking the dead ball situtions. He's quality and should be taking corners, free kicks etc and delivering them into the box for Lowe, McCoombe, Andrew & Bowman to head home, sorry starting to dream again...... MUDAHIM
  • Score: 2

3:09pm Tue 13 May 14

Phil, Leeds says...

chuckabuttie wrote:
It's only Half Time. I've no doubt we'll have the superior support on Friday and if we actually use midfield and get behind their good but ponderous back four, it can be done. Bowman must start. The one thing missing last night for 60 mins was a goalscoring threat
Well there's no point playing Bowman then. Yet another glorious chance missed by him to add to the many this season. Jarvis should be ahead of Bowman in the pecking order as he's an instinctive striker who gets in the right places and scores the tap ins. If we want to convert some of the chances we do create then we need someone like Jarvis to get on the end of them. Brobbel was ineffective and I'd start on Friday with Coulson wide and Jarvis up with Andrew. The game passed Reed by in the first half last night and he needs to up his performance as well.
[quote][p][bold]chuckabuttie[/bold] wrote: It's only Half Time. I've no doubt we'll have the superior support on Friday and if we actually use midfield and get behind their good but ponderous back four, it can be done. Bowman must start. The one thing missing last night for 60 mins was a goalscoring threat[/p][/quote]Well there's no point playing Bowman then. Yet another glorious chance missed by him to add to the many this season. Jarvis should be ahead of Bowman in the pecking order as he's an instinctive striker who gets in the right places and scores the tap ins. If we want to convert some of the chances we do create then we need someone like Jarvis to get on the end of them. Brobbel was ineffective and I'd start on Friday with Coulson wide and Jarvis up with Andrew. The game passed Reed by in the first half last night and he needs to up his performance as well. Phil, Leeds
  • Score: 6

3:23pm Tue 13 May 14

T.R.M1974 says...

bill bailey wrote:
9 shots 1 on target, that has been our problem all season. players not giving themselves space and time to balance their body. if your going to have a target man like Andrew you don't need another two or three six footers around him, you need shorter players that have a centre of gravity lower too the ground they are more balanced and can ghost into space they are quicker off the mark. (Why do you think Lambert is going to the World cup? hes got 3 goal scorers under 5f10 to pick up the pieces ), Nobody is finishing off Andrews knock downs ,
It's quite simple Coulo and Calvin don't play as a pair up front for all his skill Coulo does not get on much of Calvins flick ons and so center halves mop up and were under pressure again would give Jarvis a chance with Coulo on the right Bowman proved again he can't be put the ball away from 6 yards roll on Friday I hope we turn it around
[quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: 9 shots 1 on target, that has been our problem all season. players not giving themselves space and time to balance their body. if your going to have a target man like Andrew you don't need another two or three six footers around him, you need shorter players that have a centre of gravity lower too the ground they are more balanced and can ghost into space they are quicker off the mark. (Why do you think Lambert is going to the World cup? hes got 3 goal scorers under 5f10 to pick up the pieces ), Nobody is finishing off Andrews knock downs ,[/p][/quote]It's quite simple Coulo and Calvin don't play as a pair up front for all his skill Coulo does not get on much of Calvins flick ons and so center halves mop up and were under pressure again would give Jarvis a chance with Coulo on the right Bowman proved again he can't be put the ball away from 6 yards roll on Friday I hope we turn it around T.R.M1974
  • Score: 4

3:23pm Tue 13 May 14

T.R.M1974 says...

bill bailey wrote:
9 shots 1 on target, that has been our problem all season. players not giving themselves space and time to balance their body. if your going to have a target man like Andrew you don't need another two or three six footers around him, you need shorter players that have a centre of gravity lower too the ground they are more balanced and can ghost into space they are quicker off the mark. (Why do you think Lambert is going to the World cup? hes got 3 goal scorers under 5f10 to pick up the pieces ), Nobody is finishing off Andrews knock downs ,
It's quite simple Coulo and Calvin don't play as a pair up front for all his skill Coulo does not get on much of Calvins flick ons and so center halves mop up and were under pressure again would give Jarvis a chance with Coulo on the right Bowman proved again he can't be put the ball away from 6 yards roll on Friday I hope we turn it around
[quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: 9 shots 1 on target, that has been our problem all season. players not giving themselves space and time to balance their body. if your going to have a target man like Andrew you don't need another two or three six footers around him, you need shorter players that have a centre of gravity lower too the ground they are more balanced and can ghost into space they are quicker off the mark. (Why do you think Lambert is going to the World cup? hes got 3 goal scorers under 5f10 to pick up the pieces ), Nobody is finishing off Andrews knock downs ,[/p][/quote]It's quite simple Coulo and Calvin don't play as a pair up front for all his skill Coulo does not get on much of Calvins flick ons and so center halves mop up and were under pressure again would give Jarvis a chance with Coulo on the right Bowman proved again he can't be put the ball away from 6 yards roll on Friday I hope we turn it around T.R.M1974
  • Score: 1

4:08pm Tue 13 May 14

DavidBu says...

goatman wrote:
GOOD LUCK YORK!!!
Absolutely, but not just luck.
For long stretches we played last night as though we were trying to avoid the drop, not as a team with that record and the chance of a Wembley return. If experience tells you that a boot up field will result in much regained possession, then fair enough, but York just can't win it back. Those 50:50, balls become 70:30, or worse.
I hope that my idea that a one goal deficit might be almost as good as a one goal lead at this stage bears fruit. We now simply have to attack and if we get that goal back quickly, then Fleetwood are going to be deflated, at least for a while. With a goal lead, we could well have fallen back from the off and paid the price.
Whatever the outcome on Friday, we go down fighting and attacking hard right to the wire and at the end we're going to give our team the standing ovation they deserve, right?
[quote][p][bold]goatman[/bold] wrote: GOOD LUCK YORK!!![/p][/quote]Absolutely, but not just luck. For long stretches we played last night as though we were trying to avoid the drop, not as a team with that record and the chance of a Wembley return. If experience tells you that a boot up field will result in much regained possession, then fair enough, but York just can't win it back. Those 50:50, balls become 70:30, or worse. I hope that my idea that a one goal deficit might be almost as good as a one goal lead at this stage bears fruit. We now simply have to attack and if we get that goal back quickly, then Fleetwood are going to be deflated, at least for a while. With a goal lead, we could well have fallen back from the off and paid the price. Whatever the outcome on Friday, we go down fighting and attacking hard right to the wire and at the end we're going to give our team the standing ovation they deserve, right? DavidBu
  • Score: 2

4:10pm Tue 13 May 14

bill bailey says...

Tamworth 2 return wrote:
bill bailey wrote:
9 shots 1 on target, that has been our problem all season. players not giving themselves space and time to balance their body. if your going to have a target man like Andrew you don't need another two or three six footers around him, you need shorter players that have a centre of gravity lower too the ground they are more balanced and can ghost into space they are quicker off the mark. (Why do you think Lambert is going to the World cup? hes got 3 goal scorers under 5f10 to pick up the pieces ), Nobody is finishing off Andrews knock downs ,
Absolutely agree Bill, can't understand why Puri hasn't been considered in that role or perhaps Shaq Mac !!!

How are they looking in training ??
I don't think Puri is training think he's in Estonia with their squad, haven't seen Shaq Mac, but I haven't been there for a few days. anyway it seems NW is picking his bench and using the same 2 or 3 He cant trust Montrose Allen and Platt are not in favour he's ringing the changes with the others to keep them happy. I guess NW will see this period out then he will honour the4 contracted players, don't think we will keep the loan players Charltons present keeper is wanted by Leicester , unless we come up with the money Nick Pope will be going back , it would be a shame it would mess up our defence, there is talk from down south two strikers are heading north one was transferred last season for a million.Bristol City have one or two spares
so my Son tells me hes close the head coach. Millwall are clearing out one or two so the assistant manager tells me they came from the north and wants to play there , but there will be plenty free agents come June , a lot rests on weather we win promotion, there are some I know who would come if we did, but they would drop one division but not two.
[quote][p][bold]Tamworth 2 return[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: 9 shots 1 on target, that has been our problem all season. players not giving themselves space and time to balance their body. if your going to have a target man like Andrew you don't need another two or three six footers around him, you need shorter players that have a centre of gravity lower too the ground they are more balanced and can ghost into space they are quicker off the mark. (Why do you think Lambert is going to the World cup? hes got 3 goal scorers under 5f10 to pick up the pieces ), Nobody is finishing off Andrews knock downs ,[/p][/quote]Absolutely agree Bill, can't understand why Puri hasn't been considered in that role or perhaps Shaq Mac !!! How are they looking in training ??[/p][/quote]I don't think Puri is training think he's in Estonia with their squad, haven't seen Shaq Mac, but I haven't been there for a few days. anyway it seems NW is picking his bench and using the same 2 or 3 He cant trust Montrose Allen and Platt are not in favour he's ringing the changes with the others to keep them happy. I guess NW will see this period out then he will honour the4 contracted players, don't think we will keep the loan players Charltons present keeper is wanted by Leicester , unless we come up with the money Nick Pope will be going back , it would be a shame it would mess up our defence, there is talk from down south two strikers are heading north one was transferred last season for a million.Bristol City have one or two spares so my Son tells me hes close the head coach. Millwall are clearing out one or two so the assistant manager tells me they came from the north and wants to play there , but there will be plenty free agents come June , a lot rests on weather we win promotion, there are some I know who would come if we did, but they would drop one division but not two. bill bailey
  • Score: 1

4:17pm Tue 13 May 14

paintitred says...

For me its still in our grasp,
We were always going have to score a goal at fleetwood,
Nothing has changed there.
The 1st goal is of course Key.
When we get it then its all square and our away form is top notch.
Fleetwood are under alot more presure than York , they know we are going to be flying at them.
Could we see a suprise call up for Puri..
we do need to shake it up ,do something Fleetwood are not expecting,

i think like some of you , the 1-0 defeat means we are not just going to sit back and try and defend we have to come out flying

more of the same forn the last 2 second halfs will have Fleetwood well and truly rattled.

we can do this
For me its still in our grasp, We were always going have to score a goal at fleetwood, Nothing has changed there. The 1st goal is of course Key. When we get it then its all square and our away form is top notch. Fleetwood are under alot more presure than York , they know we are going to be flying at them. Could we see a suprise call up for Puri.. we do need to shake it up ,do something Fleetwood are not expecting, i think like some of you , the 1-0 defeat means we are not just going to sit back and try and defend we have to come out flying more of the same forn the last 2 second halfs will have Fleetwood well and truly rattled. we can do this paintitred
  • Score: 7

4:19pm Tue 13 May 14

T.R.M1974 says...

bill bailey wrote:
Tamworth 2 return wrote:
bill bailey wrote:
9 shots 1 on target, that has been our problem all season. players not giving themselves space and time to balance their body. if your going to have a target man like Andrew you don't need another two or three six footers around him, you need shorter players that have a centre of gravity lower too the ground they are more balanced and can ghost into space they are quicker off the mark. (Why do you think Lambert is going to the World cup? hes got 3 goal scorers under 5f10 to pick up the pieces ), Nobody is finishing off Andrews knock downs ,
Absolutely agree Bill, can't understand why Puri hasn't been considered in that role or perhaps Shaq Mac !!!

How are they looking in training ??
I don't think Puri is training think he's in Estonia with their squad, haven't seen Shaq Mac, but I haven't been there for a few days. anyway it seems NW is picking his bench and using the same 2 or 3 He cant trust Montrose Allen and Platt are not in favour he's ringing the changes with the others to keep them happy. I guess NW will see this period out then he will honour the4 contracted players, don't think we will keep the loan players Charltons present keeper is wanted by Leicester , unless we come up with the money Nick Pope will be going back , it would be a shame it would mess up our defence, there is talk from down south two strikers are heading north one was transferred last season for a million.Bristol City have one or two spares
so my Son tells me hes close the head coach. Millwall are clearing out one or two so the assistant manager tells me they came from the north and wants to play there , but there will be plenty free agents come June , a lot rests on weather we win promotion, there are some I know who would come if we did, but they would drop one division but not two.
Thought that was a wined up question about MacDonald and Puri?
[quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tamworth 2 return[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: 9 shots 1 on target, that has been our problem all season. players not giving themselves space and time to balance their body. if your going to have a target man like Andrew you don't need another two or three six footers around him, you need shorter players that have a centre of gravity lower too the ground they are more balanced and can ghost into space they are quicker off the mark. (Why do you think Lambert is going to the World cup? hes got 3 goal scorers under 5f10 to pick up the pieces ), Nobody is finishing off Andrews knock downs ,[/p][/quote]Absolutely agree Bill, can't understand why Puri hasn't been considered in that role or perhaps Shaq Mac !!! How are they looking in training ??[/p][/quote]I don't think Puri is training think he's in Estonia with their squad, haven't seen Shaq Mac, but I haven't been there for a few days. anyway it seems NW is picking his bench and using the same 2 or 3 He cant trust Montrose Allen and Platt are not in favour he's ringing the changes with the others to keep them happy. I guess NW will see this period out then he will honour the4 contracted players, don't think we will keep the loan players Charltons present keeper is wanted by Leicester , unless we come up with the money Nick Pope will be going back , it would be a shame it would mess up our defence, there is talk from down south two strikers are heading north one was transferred last season for a million.Bristol City have one or two spares so my Son tells me hes close the head coach. Millwall are clearing out one or two so the assistant manager tells me they came from the north and wants to play there , but there will be plenty free agents come June , a lot rests on weather we win promotion, there are some I know who would come if we did, but they would drop one division but not two.[/p][/quote]Thought that was a wined up question about MacDonald and Puri? T.R.M1974
  • Score: 1

4:25pm Tue 13 May 14

paintitred says...

T.R.M1974 wrote:
bill bailey wrote:
Tamworth 2 return wrote:
bill bailey wrote:
9 shots 1 on target, that has been our problem all season. players not giving themselves space and time to balance their body. if your going to have a target man like Andrew you don't need another two or three six footers around him, you need shorter players that have a centre of gravity lower too the ground they are more balanced and can ghost into space they are quicker off the mark. (Why do you think Lambert is going to the World cup? hes got 3 goal scorers under 5f10 to pick up the pieces ), Nobody is finishing off Andrews knock downs ,
Absolutely agree Bill, can't understand why Puri hasn't been considered in that role or perhaps Shaq Mac !!!

How are they looking in training ??
I don't think Puri is training think he's in Estonia with their squad, haven't seen Shaq Mac, but I haven't been there for a few days. anyway it seems NW is picking his bench and using the same 2 or 3 He cant trust Montrose Allen and Platt are not in favour he's ringing the changes with the others to keep them happy. I guess NW will see this period out then he will honour the4 contracted players, don't think we will keep the loan players Charltons present keeper is wanted by Leicester , unless we come up with the money Nick Pope will be going back , it would be a shame it would mess up our defence, there is talk from down south two strikers are heading north one was transferred last season for a million.Bristol City have one or two spares
so my Son tells me hes close the head coach. Millwall are clearing out one or two so the assistant manager tells me they came from the north and wants to play there , but there will be plenty free agents come June , a lot rests on weather we win promotion, there are some I know who would come if we did, but they would drop one division but not two.
Thought that was a wined up question about MacDonald and Puri?
estonia dont play until 26th may next .
would the squad be together 13 days before the game.
i stand to be corrceted but thats the next fixture on the tin ter net
[quote][p][bold]T.R.M1974[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tamworth 2 return[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: 9 shots 1 on target, that has been our problem all season. players not giving themselves space and time to balance their body. if your going to have a target man like Andrew you don't need another two or three six footers around him, you need shorter players that have a centre of gravity lower too the ground they are more balanced and can ghost into space they are quicker off the mark. (Why do you think Lambert is going to the World cup? hes got 3 goal scorers under 5f10 to pick up the pieces ), Nobody is finishing off Andrews knock downs ,[/p][/quote]Absolutely agree Bill, can't understand why Puri hasn't been considered in that role or perhaps Shaq Mac !!! How are they looking in training ??[/p][/quote]I don't think Puri is training think he's in Estonia with their squad, haven't seen Shaq Mac, but I haven't been there for a few days. anyway it seems NW is picking his bench and using the same 2 or 3 He cant trust Montrose Allen and Platt are not in favour he's ringing the changes with the others to keep them happy. I guess NW will see this period out then he will honour the4 contracted players, don't think we will keep the loan players Charltons present keeper is wanted by Leicester , unless we come up with the money Nick Pope will be going back , it would be a shame it would mess up our defence, there is talk from down south two strikers are heading north one was transferred last season for a million.Bristol City have one or two spares so my Son tells me hes close the head coach. Millwall are clearing out one or two so the assistant manager tells me they came from the north and wants to play there , but there will be plenty free agents come June , a lot rests on weather we win promotion, there are some I know who would come if we did, but they would drop one division but not two.[/p][/quote]Thought that was a wined up question about MacDonald and Puri?[/p][/quote]estonia dont play until 26th may next . would the squad be together 13 days before the game. i stand to be corrceted but thats the next fixture on the tin ter net paintitred
  • Score: 1

4:38pm Tue 13 May 14

T.R.M1974 says...

paintitred wrote:
T.R.M1974 wrote:
bill bailey wrote:
Tamworth 2 return wrote:
bill bailey wrote:
9 shots 1 on target, that has been our problem all season. players not giving themselves space and time to balance their body. if your going to have a target man like Andrew you don't need another two or three six footers around him, you need shorter players that have a centre of gravity lower too the ground they are more balanced and can ghost into space they are quicker off the mark. (Why do you think Lambert is going to the World cup? hes got 3 goal scorers under 5f10 to pick up the pieces ), Nobody is finishing off Andrews knock downs ,
Absolutely agree Bill, can't understand why Puri hasn't been considered in that role or perhaps Shaq Mac !!!

How are they looking in training ??
I don't think Puri is training think he's in Estonia with their squad, haven't seen Shaq Mac, but I haven't been there for a few days. anyway it seems NW is picking his bench and using the same 2 or 3 He cant trust Montrose Allen and Platt are not in favour he's ringing the changes with the others to keep them happy. I guess NW will see this period out then he will honour the4 contracted players, don't think we will keep the loan players Charltons present keeper is wanted by Leicester , unless we come up with the money Nick Pope will be going back , it would be a shame it would mess up our defence, there is talk from down south two strikers are heading north one was transferred last season for a million.Bristol City have one or two spares
so my Son tells me hes close the head coach. Millwall are clearing out one or two so the assistant manager tells me they came from the north and wants to play there , but there will be plenty free agents come June , a lot rests on weather we win promotion, there are some I know who would come if we did, but they would drop one division but not two.
Thought that was a wined up question about MacDonald and Puri?
estonia dont play until 26th may next .
would the squad be together 13 days before the game.
i stand to be corrceted but thats the next fixture on the tin ter net
Puri was sat near me Saturday unless he left Sunday or Monday but who would pick someone for a national team who does not play anyhow?
[quote][p][bold]paintitred[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]T.R.M1974[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tamworth 2 return[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: 9 shots 1 on target, that has been our problem all season. players not giving themselves space and time to balance their body. if your going to have a target man like Andrew you don't need another two or three six footers around him, you need shorter players that have a centre of gravity lower too the ground they are more balanced and can ghost into space they are quicker off the mark. (Why do you think Lambert is going to the World cup? hes got 3 goal scorers under 5f10 to pick up the pieces ), Nobody is finishing off Andrews knock downs ,[/p][/quote]Absolutely agree Bill, can't understand why Puri hasn't been considered in that role or perhaps Shaq Mac !!! How are they looking in training ??[/p][/quote]I don't think Puri is training think he's in Estonia with their squad, haven't seen Shaq Mac, but I haven't been there for a few days. anyway it seems NW is picking his bench and using the same 2 or 3 He cant trust Montrose Allen and Platt are not in favour he's ringing the changes with the others to keep them happy. I guess NW will see this period out then he will honour the4 contracted players, don't think we will keep the loan players Charltons present keeper is wanted by Leicester , unless we come up with the money Nick Pope will be going back , it would be a shame it would mess up our defence, there is talk from down south two strikers are heading north one was transferred last season for a million.Bristol City have one or two spares so my Son tells me hes close the head coach. Millwall are clearing out one or two so the assistant manager tells me they came from the north and wants to play there , but there will be plenty free agents come June , a lot rests on weather we win promotion, there are some I know who would come if we did, but they would drop one division but not two.[/p][/quote]Thought that was a wined up question about MacDonald and Puri?[/p][/quote]estonia dont play until 26th may next . would the squad be together 13 days before the game. i stand to be corrceted but thats the next fixture on the tin ter net[/p][/quote]Puri was sat near me Saturday unless he left Sunday or Monday but who would pick someone for a national team who does not play anyhow? T.R.M1974
  • Score: 1

5:21pm Tue 13 May 14

bill bailey says...

T.R.M1974 wrote:
paintitred wrote:
T.R.M1974 wrote:
bill bailey wrote:
Tamworth 2 return wrote:
bill bailey wrote:
9 shots 1 on target, that has been our problem all season. players not giving themselves space and time to balance their body. if your going to have a target man like Andrew you don't need another two or three six footers around him, you need shorter players that have a centre of gravity lower too the ground they are more balanced and can ghost into space they are quicker off the mark. (Why do you think Lambert is going to the World cup? hes got 3 goal scorers under 5f10 to pick up the pieces ), Nobody is finishing off Andrews knock downs ,
Absolutely agree Bill, can't understand why Puri hasn't been considered in that role or perhaps Shaq Mac !!!

How are they looking in training ??
I don't think Puri is training think he's in Estonia with their squad, haven't seen Shaq Mac, but I haven't been there for a few days. anyway it seems NW is picking his bench and using the same 2 or 3 He cant trust Montrose Allen and Platt are not in favour he's ringing the changes with the others to keep them happy. I guess NW will see this period out then he will honour the4 contracted players, don't think we will keep the loan players Charltons present keeper is wanted by Leicester , unless we come up with the money Nick Pope will be going back , it would be a shame it would mess up our defence, there is talk from down south two strikers are heading north one was transferred last season for a million.Bristol City have one or two spares
so my Son tells me hes close the head coach. Millwall are clearing out one or two so the assistant manager tells me they came from the north and wants to play there , but there will be plenty free agents come June , a lot rests on weather we win promotion, there are some I know who would come if we did, but they would drop one division but not two.
Thought that was a wined up question about MacDonald and Puri?
estonia dont play until 26th may next .
would the squad be together 13 days before the game.
i stand to be corrceted but thats the next fixture on the tin ter net
Puri was sat near me Saturday unless he left Sunday or Monday but who would pick someone for a national team who does not play anyhow?
I'M just saying what I see , what I hear, what i'm told, What I see is maybe what you see therefore its opinion, what I hear and told are from people in the game who I trust , but this is a funny game and players are in the main interested in money something that changes their mind along with their agent.
[quote][p][bold]T.R.M1974[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]paintitred[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]T.R.M1974[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tamworth 2 return[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: 9 shots 1 on target, that has been our problem all season. players not giving themselves space and time to balance their body. if your going to have a target man like Andrew you don't need another two or three six footers around him, you need shorter players that have a centre of gravity lower too the ground they are more balanced and can ghost into space they are quicker off the mark. (Why do you think Lambert is going to the World cup? hes got 3 goal scorers under 5f10 to pick up the pieces ), Nobody is finishing off Andrews knock downs ,[/p][/quote]Absolutely agree Bill, can't understand why Puri hasn't been considered in that role or perhaps Shaq Mac !!! How are they looking in training ??[/p][/quote]I don't think Puri is training think he's in Estonia with their squad, haven't seen Shaq Mac, but I haven't been there for a few days. anyway it seems NW is picking his bench and using the same 2 or 3 He cant trust Montrose Allen and Platt are not in favour he's ringing the changes with the others to keep them happy. I guess NW will see this period out then he will honour the4 contracted players, don't think we will keep the loan players Charltons present keeper is wanted by Leicester , unless we come up with the money Nick Pope will be going back , it would be a shame it would mess up our defence, there is talk from down south two strikers are heading north one was transferred last season for a million.Bristol City have one or two spares so my Son tells me hes close the head coach. Millwall are clearing out one or two so the assistant manager tells me they came from the north and wants to play there , but there will be plenty free agents come June , a lot rests on weather we win promotion, there are some I know who would come if we did, but they would drop one division but not two.[/p][/quote]Thought that was a wined up question about MacDonald and Puri?[/p][/quote]estonia dont play until 26th may next . would the squad be together 13 days before the game. i stand to be corrceted but thats the next fixture on the tin ter net[/p][/quote]Puri was sat near me Saturday unless he left Sunday or Monday but who would pick someone for a national team who does not play anyhow?[/p][/quote]I'M just saying what I see , what I hear, what i'm told, What I see is maybe what you see therefore its opinion, what I hear and told are from people in the game who I trust , but this is a funny game and players are in the main interested in money something that changes their mind along with their agent. bill bailey
  • Score: -4

6:02pm Tue 13 May 14

Peppa07 says...

Hoofball has always been the dangerous default under NW. He's worked wonders, made us a very good defensive side, but we lack threat. At this stage the one thing that's certain is that long balls aimed at Andrew will NOT produce us goals. Oyebanjo and Coulson show us the way to play, running at the defence. Reed and Brobbel were very poor so selection should ask questions about their readiness to up their game, and maybe Hayhurst who only got going in the last half hour. We cannot afford any passengers on Friday, let alone three.
And yes, leave all free kicks anywhere near the box to Coulson, the most skillful player in the side. By no means out of this - and how much we need to defeat these chequebook Charlies with no fans! COYR!
Hoofball has always been the dangerous default under NW. He's worked wonders, made us a very good defensive side, but we lack threat. At this stage the one thing that's certain is that long balls aimed at Andrew will NOT produce us goals. Oyebanjo and Coulson show us the way to play, running at the defence. Reed and Brobbel were very poor so selection should ask questions about their readiness to up their game, and maybe Hayhurst who only got going in the last half hour. We cannot afford any passengers on Friday, let alone three. And yes, leave all free kicks anywhere near the box to Coulson, the most skillful player in the side. By no means out of this - and how much we need to defeat these chequebook Charlies with no fans! COYR! Peppa07
  • Score: 10

6:02pm Tue 13 May 14

Edsoni says...

OLD - HEAD wrote:
NW must freshen the team up on Friday night. I dont see him changing the defence but Montrose may well replace Reed in midfield. Brobbel is a luxury that we can not afford to play. So putting Coulson back out wide and either Jarvis or Bowman partnering Andrews up front could be an option. I actually prefer Jarvis, but he seems to be well out of favour with NW right now. This could be our final game of the season,so lets give it all we have got.
Tend to agree with this assessment. Brobbel just didn't get started last night and Banjo had the confidence to maraud because he had the intelligent Coulson on his side who was ready to cover but also positioned for any scuffed clearances. With Coulson out wide I would also prefer Jarvis to Bowman although he hasn't had much game time recently.
I actually thought Hayhurst had another half decent outing and was often trying to create by taking his man on in the second half. From the quick corner he almost had an assist as Coulson near post flick wasn't that far away. He seemed to cover twice as much ground as Brobbel.
We're still in the tie and don't need to be too open too early on Friday. They were good on the break and I'm sure will start Friday like the second half last night - we need to be still in it as we pass the hour mark and even if we nick an equaliser before then we musn't go kamikaze. We know what we're good at - even though it would make a better spectacle - we don't have to change our approach too early from the successful 17 games.
With their pace and movement up front we need to first nullify the Cod midfield otherwise it could be all over by half time.
Nevertheless will be travelling on Friday with hope not trepidation.
The support was again amazing - my ears are just recovering - more of the same on Friday please!
[quote][p][bold]OLD - HEAD[/bold] wrote: NW must freshen the team up on Friday night. I dont see him changing the defence but Montrose may well replace Reed in midfield. Brobbel is a luxury that we can not afford to play. So putting Coulson back out wide and either Jarvis or Bowman partnering Andrews up front could be an option. I actually prefer Jarvis, but he seems to be well out of favour with NW right now. This could be our final game of the season,so lets give it all we have got.[/p][/quote]Tend to agree with this assessment. Brobbel just didn't get started last night and Banjo had the confidence to maraud because he had the intelligent Coulson on his side who was ready to cover but also positioned for any scuffed clearances. With Coulson out wide I would also prefer Jarvis to Bowman although he hasn't had much game time recently. I actually thought Hayhurst had another half decent outing and was often trying to create by taking his man on in the second half. From the quick corner he almost had an assist as Coulson near post flick wasn't that far away. He seemed to cover twice as much ground as Brobbel. We're still in the tie and don't need to be too open too early on Friday. They were good on the break and I'm sure will start Friday like the second half last night - we need to be still in it as we pass the hour mark and even if we nick an equaliser before then we musn't go kamikaze. We know what we're good at - even though it would make a better spectacle - we don't have to change our approach too early from the successful 17 games. With their pace and movement up front we need to first nullify the Cod midfield otherwise it could be all over by half time. Nevertheless will be travelling on Friday with hope not trepidation. The support was again amazing - my ears are just recovering - more of the same on Friday please! Edsoni
  • Score: 2

8:43pm Tue 13 May 14

23rdApril1966 says...

Back 5 picks itself.
Penn was the only one of the midfield 4 that put in a shift.
Andrew worked hard but lacks a goal threat.
Coulson worked hard but yet again for me produced his best when out wide for Brobbel with 25mins to go.
So for me it has to be Coulson wide right, Penn, Montrose (not long term answer but Penn has to have more support else will be overrun again) and Hayhurst out wide left with strict instruction that his dead ball has to be better.
Up front it has to be Andrew alongside one of Bowman or Jarvis, neither of whom are the long term answer.
Whilst I have to record that we have been without Fletcher and Carson for the last two crucial months I cannot change my mind that we're just not ready for promotion yet.
That is not to say I won't be there praying for a win, it's just realism.
There will be work to do aplenty in the Summer as we will lose Pope and Davies, perhaps Banjo too?
Could easily be back to square one in some respects.
But did I ever mention the luck away maroon jumper? Seen 9, Won 7, Drawn 2. All nicely washed and ready for the trip.
Regardless of everything else 71 points is way way more than we could have expected so let's make sure their achievements are fully recognised at half past nine on Friday regardless of win or lose.
Back 5 picks itself. Penn was the only one of the midfield 4 that put in a shift. Andrew worked hard but lacks a goal threat. Coulson worked hard but yet again for me produced his best when out wide for Brobbel with 25mins to go. So for me it has to be Coulson wide right, Penn, Montrose (not long term answer but Penn has to have more support else will be overrun again) and Hayhurst out wide left with strict instruction that his dead ball has to be better. Up front it has to be Andrew alongside one of Bowman or Jarvis, neither of whom are the long term answer. Whilst I have to record that we have been without Fletcher and Carson for the last two crucial months I cannot change my mind that we're just not ready for promotion yet. That is not to say I won't be there praying for a win, it's just realism. There will be work to do aplenty in the Summer as we will lose Pope and Davies, perhaps Banjo too? Could easily be back to square one in some respects. But did I ever mention the luck away maroon jumper? Seen 9, Won 7, Drawn 2. All nicely washed and ready for the trip. Regardless of everything else 71 points is way way more than we could have expected so let's make sure their achievements are fully recognised at half past nine on Friday regardless of win or lose. 23rdApril1966
  • Score: 11

9:04am Wed 14 May 14

andy fowler says...

bill bailey wrote:
9 shots 1 on target, that has been our problem all season. players not giving themselves space and time to balance their body. if your going to have a target man like Andrew you don't need another two or three six footers around him, you need shorter players that have a centre of gravity lower too the ground they are more balanced and can ghost into space they are quicker off the mark. (Why do you think Lambert is going to the World cup? hes got 3 goal scorers under 5f10 to pick up the pieces ), Nobody is finishing off Andrews knock downs ,
Luton have that problem yes Bill, You should know as a season ticket holder there.
[quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: 9 shots 1 on target, that has been our problem all season. players not giving themselves space and time to balance their body. if your going to have a target man like Andrew you don't need another two or three six footers around him, you need shorter players that have a centre of gravity lower too the ground they are more balanced and can ghost into space they are quicker off the mark. (Why do you think Lambert is going to the World cup? hes got 3 goal scorers under 5f10 to pick up the pieces ), Nobody is finishing off Andrews knock downs ,[/p][/quote]Luton have that problem yes Bill, You should know as a season ticket holder there. andy fowler
  • Score: -2

10:30am Wed 14 May 14

Tug job says...

To put the Fleetwood "support" into perspective, I see from Red and Blue that Guisely took almost 1,000 fans to ther semi-final second leg at Altrincham, despite beein 1-2 down from the home leg.
To put the Fleetwood "support" into perspective, I see from Red and Blue that Guisely took almost 1,000 fans to ther semi-final second leg at Altrincham, despite beein 1-2 down from the home leg. Tug job
  • Score: 0

10:55am Wed 14 May 14

joejamestom says...

andy fowler wrote:
bill bailey wrote:
9 shots 1 on target, that has been our problem all season. players not giving themselves space and time to balance their body. if your going to have a target man like Andrew you don't need another two or three six footers around him, you need shorter players that have a centre of gravity lower too the ground they are more balanced and can ghost into space they are quicker off the mark. (Why do you think Lambert is going to the World cup? hes got 3 goal scorers under 5f10 to pick up the pieces ), Nobody is finishing off Andrews knock downs ,
Luton have that problem yes Bill, You should know as a season ticket holder there.
You are spot on Andy what a %ool.
[quote][p][bold]andy fowler[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: 9 shots 1 on target, that has been our problem all season. players not giving themselves space and time to balance their body. if your going to have a target man like Andrew you don't need another two or three six footers around him, you need shorter players that have a centre of gravity lower too the ground they are more balanced and can ghost into space they are quicker off the mark. (Why do you think Lambert is going to the World cup? hes got 3 goal scorers under 5f10 to pick up the pieces ), Nobody is finishing off Andrews knock downs ,[/p][/quote]Luton have that problem yes Bill, You should know as a season ticket holder there.[/p][/quote]You are spot on Andy what a %ool. joejamestom
  • Score: -2

2:59pm Wed 14 May 14

bill bailey says...

joejamestom wrote:
andy fowler wrote:
bill bailey wrote:
9 shots 1 on target, that has been our problem all season. players not giving themselves space and time to balance their body. if your going to have a target man like Andrew you don't need another two or three six footers around him, you need shorter players that have a centre of gravity lower too the ground they are more balanced and can ghost into space they are quicker off the mark. (Why do you think Lambert is going to the World cup? hes got 3 goal scorers under 5f10 to pick up the pieces ), Nobody is finishing off Andrews knock downs ,
Luton have that problem yes Bill, You should know as a season ticket holder there.
You are spot on Andy what a %ool.
You two deserve each other, you both leave yourselves open to ridicule . but idiots are like that ,
[quote][p][bold]joejamestom[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]andy fowler[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: 9 shots 1 on target, that has been our problem all season. players not giving themselves space and time to balance their body. if your going to have a target man like Andrew you don't need another two or three six footers around him, you need shorter players that have a centre of gravity lower too the ground they are more balanced and can ghost into space they are quicker off the mark. (Why do you think Lambert is going to the World cup? hes got 3 goal scorers under 5f10 to pick up the pieces ), Nobody is finishing off Andrews knock downs ,[/p][/quote]Luton have that problem yes Bill, You should know as a season ticket holder there.[/p][/quote]You are spot on Andy what a %ool.[/p][/quote]You two deserve each other, you both leave yourselves open to ridicule . but idiots are like that , bill bailey
  • Score: 1

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