Ambitious York City chairman Jason McGill delighted to be quick off mark in transfer dealings

Chairman Jason McGill, right, with York City manager Nigel Worthington

Chairman Jason McGill, right, with York City manager Nigel Worthington

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YORK CITY’S swift transfer work is about putting down a “marker” for the club’s ambitions next season, said chairman Jason McGill.

Bootham Crescent has been a hive of activity since the end of the League Two season last month with McGill, and manager Nigel Worthington, striking deals to bring goalkeeper Jason Mooney and left-back Femi Ilesanmi to the club.

Forward Michael Coulson signed a new two-year deal and the Minstermen also announced they had agreed personal terms over a three-year deal with 23-year-old Barnet striker Jake Hyde.

A Football League tribunal will determine a compensation package between City and Conference Premier side Barnet as the player is under the age of 24 and McGill said the aim was to ensure York pushed on following a campaign which saw them compete in the League Two play-offs.

“We’ve brought in a goalkeeper, realising that to have that presence behind the back four adds value to the team,” said McGill of City’s transfer dealings.

“We have brought in Femi at left-back and a lot of our players are pleased they won’t be playing against him next season.

“We are talking to another player at the moment and we have signalled our intent to bring Jake Hyde into the club. We want to kick on from what we achieved last season and it is important to plant down the marker for our ambitions for the coming season.”

On Hyde, McGill added: “He has been on the radar for the last 18 months. We tried to do a deal with Barnet at the start of last season, after their relegation to the Conference, but they exercised a clause in his contract to keep him there for another year.

“He has been offered a new deal but felt he needed to move on to further his football career. He showed an interest in us early on, we kept tabs on him, and he felt he was wanted at York.

“It has been brilliant to strike a deal he is happy with.”

McGill said, subject to to the deal going through, he was looking forward to seeing Hyde link up with York top scorer Wes Fletcher next season.

“I was interested that he scored goals in the Football League in a team that were relegated,” he said.

“When he played against York City, I remember that he finished clinically (as Barnet won 2-1 in February 2013). He is robust and he will work hard and train hard.

“Wes is back in pre-season and it will be an interesting two up front with Ryan Bowman knocking on the door and Michael Coulson - whether he operates as a striker or out wide.

“It all adds another dimension and brings significant competition.”

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7:54pm Mon 2 Jun 14

North Lincs Minsterman says...

Interesting to hear that another player is "being talked to". Hopefully it is a midfielder to profit from the hard work of Penn and the defenders and who has the ability to make a telling pass.

On the other hand I'd be pleased if it turned out to be Lanre!

Congratulations to the club management for getting the business done early; delay could have meant missing out on deals.
Interesting to hear that another player is "being talked to". Hopefully it is a midfielder to profit from the hard work of Penn and the defenders and who has the ability to make a telling pass. On the other hand I'd be pleased if it turned out to be Lanre! Congratulations to the club management for getting the business done early; delay could have meant missing out on deals. North Lincs Minsterman
  • Score: 16

8:29pm Mon 2 Jun 14

andy fowler says...

Impressive, better than I ever thought would happen.
Impressive, better than I ever thought would happen. andy fowler
  • Score: 6

9:32pm Mon 2 Jun 14

duffy says...

Odds on to be a central midfielder.
Odds on to be a central midfielder. duffy
  • Score: 4

9:54pm Mon 2 Jun 14

dbrs88 says...

I think we are definitely missing a wide player too, only got coulson and carson, unless he plans on playing jarv out wide...
I think we are definitely missing a wide player too, only got coulson and carson, unless he plans on playing jarv out wide... dbrs88
  • Score: 5

8:18am Tue 3 Jun 14

the-e-man says...

North Lincs Minsterman wrote:
Interesting to hear that another player is "being talked to". Hopefully it is a midfielder to profit from the hard work of Penn and the defenders and who has the ability to make a telling pass.

On the other hand I'd be pleased if it turned out to be Lanre!

Congratulations to the club management for getting the business done early; delay could have meant missing out on deals.
Completely agree - Penn is a very effective force in midfield and we need a skillful midfield player alongside him to make good use of the ball.
Providing Lanre resigns and Fletcher and Bowman recover to their previous form then I cannot see what more can or should be done (taking into account our limited budget).
[quote][p][bold]North Lincs Minsterman[/bold] wrote: Interesting to hear that another player is "being talked to". Hopefully it is a midfielder to profit from the hard work of Penn and the defenders and who has the ability to make a telling pass. On the other hand I'd be pleased if it turned out to be Lanre! Congratulations to the club management for getting the business done early; delay could have meant missing out on deals.[/p][/quote]Completely agree - Penn is a very effective force in midfield and we need a skillful midfield player alongside him to make good use of the ball. Providing Lanre resigns and Fletcher and Bowman recover to their previous form then I cannot see what more can or should be done (taking into account our limited budget). the-e-man
  • Score: 2

9:05am Tue 3 Jun 14

yorko66 says...

If we need a creative midfielder Jon Joe O'toole has left Bristol Rovers creative and was their top goal scorer from midfield. Anyone got any suggestios on possible targets. I think we need a centre half as we have minimum cover there.
If we need a creative midfielder Jon Joe O'toole has left Bristol Rovers creative and was their top goal scorer from midfield. Anyone got any suggestios on possible targets. I think we need a centre half as we have minimum cover there. yorko66
  • Score: 4

9:19am Tue 3 Jun 14

born&breed says...

We need to sign the right players for York City - we need players who are committed to the Club, players with the same ambition, drive, passion and desire as the Chairman, Nigel and the majority of fans.
The Club is now on a sound footing, (thank you, to the Clubs Board) Nigel working within the budgets set, attracting the right players for York City - the commitment of Penn, Lowe, McCombe etc shows their desire to play for the Club.
Our fans throw names in to the hat - JJ O'Toole from Bristol R - good player without doubt, but 'wants to stay around Bristol area' - well to me that's Cheltenham or Newport - if he wants to stay in the league - or Forest Green in the Conference. Penn and Lowe upped sticks and headed for York, signing two year contracts - that's commitment to our Club. For those who attended the Awards Dinner you could see how close the squad were - this needs to continue into next season and we'll be pushing for promotion. Let's get behind the Club and show our support with our feet, get down to Bootham Crescent - this could be the start of something big.
We need to sign the right players for York City - we need players who are committed to the Club, players with the same ambition, drive, passion and desire as the Chairman, Nigel and the majority of fans. The Club is now on a sound footing, (thank you, to the Clubs Board) Nigel working within the budgets set, attracting the right players for York City - the commitment of Penn, Lowe, McCombe etc shows their desire to play for the Club. Our fans throw names in to the hat - JJ O'Toole from Bristol R - good player without doubt, but 'wants to stay around Bristol area' - well to me that's Cheltenham or Newport - if he wants to stay in the league - or Forest Green in the Conference. Penn and Lowe upped sticks and headed for York, signing two year contracts - that's commitment to our Club. For those who attended the Awards Dinner you could see how close the squad were - this needs to continue into next season and we'll be pushing for promotion. Let's get behind the Club and show our support with our feet, get down to Bootham Crescent - this could be the start of something big. born&breed
  • Score: 16

9:57am Tue 3 Jun 14

FortessBC says...

You have to admire the way Nigel & Jason have gone about their business already. Whilst alot of players are enjoying their holidays in the sun the club has set about identifying targets and attempting to get players in quickly. Some will obviously take their time and mull over their options and contract offers (like Banjo). For some it will be a big decision whether to upsticks and move to a new club and new part of the country. All i can say is that the offer of a contract at YCFC and the beautiful city we live in how can anyone refuse! Lets hope whoever NIgel brings in they settle and give us a great 2014/15 season. COYR
You have to admire the way Nigel & Jason have gone about their business already. Whilst alot of players are enjoying their holidays in the sun the club has set about identifying targets and attempting to get players in quickly. Some will obviously take their time and mull over their options and contract offers (like Banjo). For some it will be a big decision whether to upsticks and move to a new club and new part of the country. All i can say is that the offer of a contract at YCFC and the beautiful city we live in how can anyone refuse! Lets hope whoever NIgel brings in they settle and give us a great 2014/15 season. COYR FortessBC
  • Score: 5

10:06am Tue 3 Jun 14

Dr Brian says...

Good signings so far. Looking forward to the new season - Last season we over achieved - Now with (on paper at least) we have a stronger team, perhaps we will go one better than reaching the play offs? We may even go upwards without a Wembley appearance. City worth a flutter for promotion anyone think?. Perhaps I should put some of my pension on the prospect?
Good signings so far. Looking forward to the new season - Last season we over achieved - Now with (on paper at least) we have a stronger team, perhaps we will go one better than reaching the play offs? We may even go upwards without a Wembley appearance. City worth a flutter for promotion anyone think?. Perhaps I should put some of my pension on the prospect? Dr Brian
  • Score: 4

10:22am Tue 3 Jun 14

dbrs88 says...

yorko66 wrote:
If we need a creative midfielder Jon Joe O'toole has left Bristol Rovers creative and was their top goal scorer from midfield. Anyone got any suggestios on possible targets. I think we need a centre half as we have minimum cover there.
I like the look of Clucas at Mansfield. 23yrs old, 6ft 2 and proven he can score goals, was the difference between the side last time he played a BC, can play wide or centrally.
[quote][p][bold]yorko66[/bold] wrote: If we need a creative midfielder Jon Joe O'toole has left Bristol Rovers creative and was their top goal scorer from midfield. Anyone got any suggestios on possible targets. I think we need a centre half as we have minimum cover there.[/p][/quote]I like the look of Clucas at Mansfield. 23yrs old, 6ft 2 and proven he can score goals, was the difference between the side last time he played a BC, can play wide or centrally. dbrs88
  • Score: -2

10:48am Tue 3 Jun 14

bill bailey says...

born&breed wrote:
We need to sign the right players for York City - we need players who are committed to the Club, players with the same ambition, drive, passion and desire as the Chairman, Nigel and the majority of fans.
The Club is now on a sound footing, (thank you, to the Clubs Board) Nigel working within the budgets set, attracting the right players for York City - the commitment of Penn, Lowe, McCombe etc shows their desire to play for the Club.
Our fans throw names in to the hat - JJ O'Toole from Bristol R - good player without doubt, but 'wants to stay around Bristol area' - well to me that's Cheltenham or Newport - if he wants to stay in the league - or Forest Green in the Conference. Penn and Lowe upped sticks and headed for York, signing two year contracts - that's commitment to our Club. For those who attended the Awards Dinner you could see how close the squad were - this needs to continue into next season and we'll be pushing for promotion. Let's get behind the Club and show our support with our feet, get down to Bootham Crescent - this could be the start of something big.
Yep you summed it up pretty well ,I thing there will be one ore two with a year left on their contract either loaned out or sitting it out on the subs bench. we cant rely on penalties to give us points, Positivity by the front men . make defences scatter , last season our attacking force were not frightening defences , it wasn't a case of being sure of their place in the team,it was rather a case of substandard performances. NW has six weeks to assess his A team
providing we get no injuries in preseason matches and those injured players come back fit, then the team picks itself . Providing Banjo signs.
[quote][p][bold]born&breed[/bold] wrote: We need to sign the right players for York City - we need players who are committed to the Club, players with the same ambition, drive, passion and desire as the Chairman, Nigel and the majority of fans. The Club is now on a sound footing, (thank you, to the Clubs Board) Nigel working within the budgets set, attracting the right players for York City - the commitment of Penn, Lowe, McCombe etc shows their desire to play for the Club. Our fans throw names in to the hat - JJ O'Toole from Bristol R - good player without doubt, but 'wants to stay around Bristol area' - well to me that's Cheltenham or Newport - if he wants to stay in the league - or Forest Green in the Conference. Penn and Lowe upped sticks and headed for York, signing two year contracts - that's commitment to our Club. For those who attended the Awards Dinner you could see how close the squad were - this needs to continue into next season and we'll be pushing for promotion. Let's get behind the Club and show our support with our feet, get down to Bootham Crescent - this could be the start of something big.[/p][/quote]Yep you summed it up pretty well ,I thing there will be one ore two with a year left on their contract either loaned out or sitting it out on the subs bench. we cant rely on penalties to give us points, Positivity by the front men . make defences scatter , last season our attacking force were not frightening defences , it wasn't a case of being sure of their place in the team,it was rather a case of substandard performances. NW has six weeks to assess his A team providing we get no injuries in preseason matches and those injured players come back fit, then the team picks itself . Providing Banjo signs. bill bailey
  • Score: 2

11:13am Tue 3 Jun 14

The Legend Of Keith says...

The winger from Walsall, Featherstone (?), was suggested as a target a month or so ago.

There will be a couple more signings yet. CM is definitely on our radar but I wouldn't welcome O'Toole at the club. Another winger and a young prospect may be in the offing too.

Banjo would still represent a brilliant signing if we retain him. Funny happenings at Crawley with 4 rejecting contract offers so maybe the money has finally dried up there.
The winger from Walsall, Featherstone (?), was suggested as a target a month or so ago. There will be a couple more signings yet. CM is definitely on our radar but I wouldn't welcome O'Toole at the club. Another winger and a young prospect may be in the offing too. Banjo would still represent a brilliant signing if we retain him. Funny happenings at Crawley with 4 rejecting contract offers so maybe the money has finally dried up there. The Legend Of Keith
  • Score: 0

11:20am Tue 3 Jun 14

FortessBC says...

bill bailey wrote:
born&breed wrote:
We need to sign the right players for York City - we need players who are committed to the Club, players with the same ambition, drive, passion and desire as the Chairman, Nigel and the majority of fans.
The Club is now on a sound footing, (thank you, to the Clubs Board) Nigel working within the budgets set, attracting the right players for York City - the commitment of Penn, Lowe, McCombe etc shows their desire to play for the Club.
Our fans throw names in to the hat - JJ O'Toole from Bristol R - good player without doubt, but 'wants to stay around Bristol area' - well to me that's Cheltenham or Newport - if he wants to stay in the league - or Forest Green in the Conference. Penn and Lowe upped sticks and headed for York, signing two year contracts - that's commitment to our Club. For those who attended the Awards Dinner you could see how close the squad were - this needs to continue into next season and we'll be pushing for promotion. Let's get behind the Club and show our support with our feet, get down to Bootham Crescent - this could be the start of something big.
Yep you summed it up pretty well ,I thing there will be one ore two with a year left on their contract either loaned out or sitting it out on the subs bench. we cant rely on penalties to give us points, Positivity by the front men . make defences scatter , last season our attacking force were not frightening defences , it wasn't a case of being sure of their place in the team,it was rather a case of substandard performances. NW has six weeks to assess his A team
providing we get no injuries in preseason matches and those injured players come back fit, then the team picks itself . Providing Banjo signs.
Sorry Bill cant agree team picks its self just yet. Lots of possibilities for Nigel to mull over. Josh Carson won't be available well into next season and Wes may need match preactice before being fully fit. But I'm sure Nigel will have assessed all his players new and old by August. Already excited about the new season
[quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]born&breed[/bold] wrote: We need to sign the right players for York City - we need players who are committed to the Club, players with the same ambition, drive, passion and desire as the Chairman, Nigel and the majority of fans. The Club is now on a sound footing, (thank you, to the Clubs Board) Nigel working within the budgets set, attracting the right players for York City - the commitment of Penn, Lowe, McCombe etc shows their desire to play for the Club. Our fans throw names in to the hat - JJ O'Toole from Bristol R - good player without doubt, but 'wants to stay around Bristol area' - well to me that's Cheltenham or Newport - if he wants to stay in the league - or Forest Green in the Conference. Penn and Lowe upped sticks and headed for York, signing two year contracts - that's commitment to our Club. For those who attended the Awards Dinner you could see how close the squad were - this needs to continue into next season and we'll be pushing for promotion. Let's get behind the Club and show our support with our feet, get down to Bootham Crescent - this could be the start of something big.[/p][/quote]Yep you summed it up pretty well ,I thing there will be one ore two with a year left on their contract either loaned out or sitting it out on the subs bench. we cant rely on penalties to give us points, Positivity by the front men . make defences scatter , last season our attacking force were not frightening defences , it wasn't a case of being sure of their place in the team,it was rather a case of substandard performances. NW has six weeks to assess his A team providing we get no injuries in preseason matches and those injured players come back fit, then the team picks itself . Providing Banjo signs.[/p][/quote]Sorry Bill cant agree team picks its self just yet. Lots of possibilities for Nigel to mull over. Josh Carson won't be available well into next season and Wes may need match preactice before being fully fit. But I'm sure Nigel will have assessed all his players new and old by August. Already excited about the new season FortessBC
  • Score: 0

11:51am Tue 3 Jun 14

Fat Harry says...

Dr Brian wrote:
Good signings so far. Looking forward to the new season - Last season we over achieved - Now with (on paper at least) we have a stronger team, perhaps we will go one better than reaching the play offs? We may even go upwards without a Wembley appearance. City worth a flutter for promotion anyone think?. Perhaps I should put some of my pension on the prospect?
Dont tell Fat Harriet, but I've made a small investment.

At 22-1, I dont actually expect to win, but it'll add a certain excitement to prodeedings until going up as champions becomes mathematically impossible.

Mind you, the fact that Luton are favourites suggests that their fans are chucking all their dosh at the bookies rather than opposition players which has to be a step forward I suppose. However it demonstrates as graphically as my flutter, that a fool and his money are soon parted.
[quote][p][bold]Dr Brian[/bold] wrote: Good signings so far. Looking forward to the new season - Last season we over achieved - Now with (on paper at least) we have a stronger team, perhaps we will go one better than reaching the play offs? We may even go upwards without a Wembley appearance. City worth a flutter for promotion anyone think?. Perhaps I should put some of my pension on the prospect?[/p][/quote]Dont tell Fat Harriet, but I've made a small investment. At 22-1, I dont actually expect to win, but it'll add a certain excitement to prodeedings until going up as champions becomes mathematically impossible. Mind you, the fact that Luton are favourites suggests that their fans are chucking all their dosh at the bookies rather than opposition players which has to be a step forward I suppose. However it demonstrates as graphically as my flutter, that a fool and his money are soon parted. Fat Harry
  • Score: 2

11:59am Tue 3 Jun 14

bill bailey says...

The Legend Of Keith wrote:
The winger from Walsall, Featherstone (?), was suggested as a target a month or so ago.

There will be a couple more signings yet. CM is definitely on our radar but I wouldn't welcome O'Toole at the club. Another winger and a young prospect may be in the offing too.

Banjo would still represent a brilliant signing if we retain him. Funny happenings at Crawley with 4 rejecting contract offers so maybe the money has finally dried up there.
Agree about Crawley, they could be another Rushdon & Diamonds. No history attached to either of those clubs just people who think chucking money at the club on an ego trip,
[quote][p][bold]The Legend Of Keith[/bold] wrote: The winger from Walsall, Featherstone (?), was suggested as a target a month or so ago. There will be a couple more signings yet. CM is definitely on our radar but I wouldn't welcome O'Toole at the club. Another winger and a young prospect may be in the offing too. Banjo would still represent a brilliant signing if we retain him. Funny happenings at Crawley with 4 rejecting contract offers so maybe the money has finally dried up there.[/p][/quote]Agree about Crawley, they could be another Rushdon & Diamonds. No history attached to either of those clubs just people who think chucking money at the club on an ego trip, bill bailey
  • Score: 2

1:30pm Tue 3 Jun 14

Don't beat about the bush says...

Wot about Jonathan greening - released by forest and lives local
Wot about Jonathan greening - released by forest and lives local Don't beat about the bush
  • Score: -1

4:52pm Tue 3 Jun 14

bill bailey says...

Don't beat about the bush wrote:
Wot about Jonathan greening - released by forest and lives local
I think he's half a match player now, 35 now nothing in it for the club, cant be sentimental .
[quote][p][bold]Don't beat about the bush[/bold] wrote: Wot about Jonathan greening - released by forest and lives local[/p][/quote]I think he's half a match player now, 35 now nothing in it for the club, cant be sentimental . bill bailey
  • Score: 2

5:38pm Tue 3 Jun 14

YoRkIe59 says...

Greening is still quality though even if it was only a season,weve a pretty young squad on the whole which is no bad thing but the odd vastly experienced player like Greening could be just what we need,like i say even a one year contract.i see parkins been released by Fleetwood too,,plenty suggesting him a short while ago,do we want Fleetwoods cast offs ? or could we make use of him,would have the bonus of being able to play up front or centre of defense even if hes back to his once porky self.
Greening is still quality though even if it was only a season,weve a pretty young squad on the whole which is no bad thing but the odd vastly experienced player like Greening could be just what we need,like i say even a one year contract.i see parkins been released by Fleetwood too,,plenty suggesting him a short while ago,do we want Fleetwoods cast offs ? or could we make use of him,would have the bonus of being able to play up front or centre of defense even if hes back to his once porky self. YoRkIe59
  • Score: 1

5:45pm Tue 3 Jun 14

Tamworth 2 return says...

Don't beat about the bush wrote:
Wot about Jonathan greening - released by forest and lives local
Quote from the man himself "It is my intention to continue playing for at least another season as I feel fit and capable of making a positive contribution to a team"
[quote][p][bold]Don't beat about the bush[/bold] wrote: Wot about Jonathan greening - released by forest and lives local[/p][/quote]Quote from the man himself "It is my intention to continue playing for at least another season as I feel fit and capable of making a positive contribution to a team" Tamworth 2 return
  • Score: 3

6:20pm Tue 3 Jun 14

OLD - HEAD says...

Centre Back - Attacking Midfielder - Wide Player and another Full Back (if Banjo leaves). That would probably just about complete our squad (barring any loan players). The Jake Hyde transfer is still on ice of course, both of the clubs will have vastly different valuations in mind. It is far too early to predict which teams will challenge for promotion next season, as it looks like being a much tougher Division Two than it was last season.
Centre Back - Attacking Midfielder - Wide Player and another Full Back (if Banjo leaves). That would probably just about complete our squad (barring any loan players). The Jake Hyde transfer is still on ice of course, both of the clubs will have vastly different valuations in mind. It is far too early to predict which teams will challenge for promotion next season, as it looks like being a much tougher Division Two than it was last season. OLD - HEAD
  • Score: 3

8:23am Wed 4 Jun 14

YoRkIe59 says...

i agree with your thoughts pretty much on the players we still need old head,who will cover left fullback as things stand i wonder.i think we really need a couple of decent young lads in there even as possibilitys,maybe a young left back as cover if have too small a squad we are going to be back into the loan market at a very early stage again.not that i have a problem with a couple of loan players,certainly not if they were of the quality we saw the back end of last season maybe a season long loan or two.interesting quote from Jonno Greening too.
i agree with your thoughts pretty much on the players we still need old head,who will cover left fullback as things stand i wonder.i think we really need a couple of decent young lads in there even as possibilitys,maybe a young left back as cover if have too small a squad we are going to be back into the loan market at a very early stage again.not that i have a problem with a couple of loan players,certainly not if they were of the quality we saw the back end of last season maybe a season long loan or two.interesting quote from Jonno Greening too. YoRkIe59
  • Score: 0

9:06am Wed 4 Jun 14

FortessBC says...

YoRkIe59 wrote:
i agree with your thoughts pretty much on the players we still need old head,who will cover left fullback as things stand i wonder.i think we really need a couple of decent young lads in there even as possibilitys,maybe a young left back as cover if have too small a squad we are going to be back into the loan market at a very early stage again.not that i have a problem with a couple of loan players,certainly not if they were of the quality we saw the back end of last season maybe a season long loan or two.interesting quote from Jonno Greening too.
Don't forget Dan Parslow. He is more than capable of playing anywhere across the back line
[quote][p][bold]YoRkIe59[/bold] wrote: i agree with your thoughts pretty much on the players we still need old head,who will cover left fullback as things stand i wonder.i think we really need a couple of decent young lads in there even as possibilitys,maybe a young left back as cover if have too small a squad we are going to be back into the loan market at a very early stage again.not that i have a problem with a couple of loan players,certainly not if they were of the quality we saw the back end of last season maybe a season long loan or two.interesting quote from Jonno Greening too.[/p][/quote]Don't forget Dan Parslow. He is more than capable of playing anywhere across the back line FortessBC
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9:19am Wed 4 Jun 14

tips says...

FortessBC wrote:
YoRkIe59 wrote:
i agree with your thoughts pretty much on the players we still need old head,who will cover left fullback as things stand i wonder.i think we really need a couple of decent young lads in there even as possibilitys,maybe a young left back as cover if have too small a squad we are going to be back into the loan market at a very early stage again.not that i have a problem with a couple of loan players,certainly not if they were of the quality we saw the back end of last season maybe a season long loan or two.interesting quote from Jonno Greening too.
Don't forget Dan Parslow. He is more than capable of playing anywhere across the back line
Agree with FortressBC Dan Parslow will provide cover for full back and centre half .He always gives his all for the team and will be an important member of the squad.
If Jonno Greening is fit enough he would be worth a year's contract to use his skill guile and experience to quide us to the next level.
Whether it is Greening or someone else a creative midfielder is I think top of our shopping list.
[quote][p][bold]FortessBC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]YoRkIe59[/bold] wrote: i agree with your thoughts pretty much on the players we still need old head,who will cover left fullback as things stand i wonder.i think we really need a couple of decent young lads in there even as possibilitys,maybe a young left back as cover if have too small a squad we are going to be back into the loan market at a very early stage again.not that i have a problem with a couple of loan players,certainly not if they were of the quality we saw the back end of last season maybe a season long loan or two.interesting quote from Jonno Greening too.[/p][/quote]Don't forget Dan Parslow. He is more than capable of playing anywhere across the back line[/p][/quote]Agree with FortressBC Dan Parslow will provide cover for full back and centre half .He always gives his all for the team and will be an important member of the squad. If Jonno Greening is fit enough he would be worth a year's contract to use his skill guile and experience to quide us to the next level. Whether it is Greening or someone else a creative midfielder is I think top of our shopping list. tips
  • Score: 3

9:37am Wed 4 Jun 14

T.R.M1974 says...

tips wrote:
FortessBC wrote:
YoRkIe59 wrote:
i agree with your thoughts pretty much on the players we still need old head,who will cover left fullback as things stand i wonder.i think we really need a couple of decent young lads in there even as possibilitys,maybe a young left back as cover if have too small a squad we are going to be back into the loan market at a very early stage again.not that i have a problem with a couple of loan players,certainly not if they were of the quality we saw the back end of last season maybe a season long loan or two.interesting quote from Jonno Greening too.
Don't forget Dan Parslow. He is more than capable of playing anywhere across the back line
Agree with FortressBC Dan Parslow will provide cover for full back and centre half .He always gives his all for the team and will be an important member of the squad.
If Jonno Greening is fit enough he would be worth a year's contract to use his skill guile and experience to quide us to the next level.
Whether it is Greening or someone else a creative midfielder is I think top of our shopping list.
Sorry to say lads but Danny is not league standard, the difference between him and our 2 current center backs are massive, when he comes back i can see him been loaned out for the rest of his contract.
[quote][p][bold]tips[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]FortessBC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]YoRkIe59[/bold] wrote: i agree with your thoughts pretty much on the players we still need old head,who will cover left fullback as things stand i wonder.i think we really need a couple of decent young lads in there even as possibilitys,maybe a young left back as cover if have too small a squad we are going to be back into the loan market at a very early stage again.not that i have a problem with a couple of loan players,certainly not if they were of the quality we saw the back end of last season maybe a season long loan or two.interesting quote from Jonno Greening too.[/p][/quote]Don't forget Dan Parslow. He is more than capable of playing anywhere across the back line[/p][/quote]Agree with FortressBC Dan Parslow will provide cover for full back and centre half .He always gives his all for the team and will be an important member of the squad. If Jonno Greening is fit enough he would be worth a year's contract to use his skill guile and experience to quide us to the next level. Whether it is Greening or someone else a creative midfielder is I think top of our shopping list.[/p][/quote]Sorry to say lads but Danny is not league standard, the difference between him and our 2 current center backs are massive, when he comes back i can see him been loaned out for the rest of his contract. T.R.M1974
  • Score: -3

10:33am Wed 4 Jun 14

FortessBC says...

T.R.M1974 wrote:
tips wrote:
FortessBC wrote:
YoRkIe59 wrote:
i agree with your thoughts pretty much on the players we still need old head,who will cover left fullback as things stand i wonder.i think we really need a couple of decent young lads in there even as possibilitys,maybe a young left back as cover if have too small a squad we are going to be back into the loan market at a very early stage again.not that i have a problem with a couple of loan players,certainly not if they were of the quality we saw the back end of last season maybe a season long loan or two.interesting quote from Jonno Greening too.
Don't forget Dan Parslow. He is more than capable of playing anywhere across the back line
Agree with FortressBC Dan Parslow will provide cover for full back and centre half .He always gives his all for the team and will be an important member of the squad.
If Jonno Greening is fit enough he would be worth a year's contract to use his skill guile and experience to quide us to the next level.
Whether it is Greening or someone else a creative midfielder is I think top of our shopping list.
Sorry to say lads but Danny is not league standard, the difference between him and our 2 current center backs are massive, when he comes back i can see him been loaned out for the rest of his contract.
IMO Danny is league standard and will provide essential cover. I doubt he would want to go out on loan, Dan is York City through and through. We are bound to pick up injuries so he will be a pivotal squad member.
[quote][p][bold]T.R.M1974[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tips[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]FortessBC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]YoRkIe59[/bold] wrote: i agree with your thoughts pretty much on the players we still need old head,who will cover left fullback as things stand i wonder.i think we really need a couple of decent young lads in there even as possibilitys,maybe a young left back as cover if have too small a squad we are going to be back into the loan market at a very early stage again.not that i have a problem with a couple of loan players,certainly not if they were of the quality we saw the back end of last season maybe a season long loan or two.interesting quote from Jonno Greening too.[/p][/quote]Don't forget Dan Parslow. He is more than capable of playing anywhere across the back line[/p][/quote]Agree with FortressBC Dan Parslow will provide cover for full back and centre half .He always gives his all for the team and will be an important member of the squad. If Jonno Greening is fit enough he would be worth a year's contract to use his skill guile and experience to quide us to the next level. Whether it is Greening or someone else a creative midfielder is I think top of our shopping list.[/p][/quote]Sorry to say lads but Danny is not league standard, the difference between him and our 2 current center backs are massive, when he comes back i can see him been loaned out for the rest of his contract.[/p][/quote]IMO Danny is league standard and will provide essential cover. I doubt he would want to go out on loan, Dan is York City through and through. We are bound to pick up injuries so he will be a pivotal squad member. FortessBC
  • Score: 2

10:42am Wed 4 Jun 14

YorkCityLuke says...

T.R.M1974 wrote:
tips wrote:
FortessBC wrote:
YoRkIe59 wrote:
i agree with your thoughts pretty much on the players we still need old head,who will cover left fullback as things stand i wonder.i think we really need a couple of decent young lads in there even as possibilitys,maybe a young left back as cover if have too small a squad we are going to be back into the loan market at a very early stage again.not that i have a problem with a couple of loan players,certainly not if they were of the quality we saw the back end of last season maybe a season long loan or two.interesting quote from Jonno Greening too.
Don't forget Dan Parslow. He is more than capable of playing anywhere across the back line
Agree with FortressBC Dan Parslow will provide cover for full back and centre half .He always gives his all for the team and will be an important member of the squad.
If Jonno Greening is fit enough he would be worth a year's contract to use his skill guile and experience to quide us to the next level.
Whether it is Greening or someone else a creative midfielder is I think top of our shopping list.
Sorry to say lads but Danny is not league standard, the difference between him and our 2 current center backs are massive, when he comes back i can see him been loaned out for the rest of his contract.
Can't agree with that. Danny Parslow is a great servant to the club and a solid, dependable player - remember that he was dropped due to injury rather than lack of quality.
[quote][p][bold]T.R.M1974[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tips[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]FortessBC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]YoRkIe59[/bold] wrote: i agree with your thoughts pretty much on the players we still need old head,who will cover left fullback as things stand i wonder.i think we really need a couple of decent young lads in there even as possibilitys,maybe a young left back as cover if have too small a squad we are going to be back into the loan market at a very early stage again.not that i have a problem with a couple of loan players,certainly not if they were of the quality we saw the back end of last season maybe a season long loan or two.interesting quote from Jonno Greening too.[/p][/quote]Don't forget Dan Parslow. He is more than capable of playing anywhere across the back line[/p][/quote]Agree with FortressBC Dan Parslow will provide cover for full back and centre half .He always gives his all for the team and will be an important member of the squad. If Jonno Greening is fit enough he would be worth a year's contract to use his skill guile and experience to quide us to the next level. Whether it is Greening or someone else a creative midfielder is I think top of our shopping list.[/p][/quote]Sorry to say lads but Danny is not league standard, the difference between him and our 2 current center backs are massive, when he comes back i can see him been loaned out for the rest of his contract.[/p][/quote]Can't agree with that. Danny Parslow is a great servant to the club and a solid, dependable player - remember that he was dropped due to injury rather than lack of quality. YorkCityLuke
  • Score: 7

12:47pm Wed 4 Jun 14

Edsoni says...

T.R.M1974 wrote:
tips wrote:
FortessBC wrote:
YoRkIe59 wrote: i agree with your thoughts pretty much on the players we still need old head,who will cover left fullback as things stand i wonder.i think we really need a couple of decent young lads in there even as possibilitys,maybe a young left back as cover if have too small a squad we are going to be back into the loan market at a very early stage again.not that i have a problem with a couple of loan players,certainly not if they were of the quality we saw the back end of last season maybe a season long loan or two.interesting quote from Jonno Greening too.
Don't forget Dan Parslow. He is more than capable of playing anywhere across the back line
Agree with FortressBC Dan Parslow will provide cover for full back and centre half .He always gives his all for the team and will be an important member of the squad. If Jonno Greening is fit enough he would be worth a year's contract to use his skill guile and experience to quide us to the next level. Whether it is Greening or someone else a creative midfielder is I think top of our shopping list.
Sorry to say lads but Danny is not league standard, the difference between him and our 2 current center backs are massive, when he comes back i can see him been loaned out for the rest of his contract.
I agree he wouldn't be first choice centre half if the current two don't lose form or fitness.
However when he was in the team we were doing alright -just outside the play offs.
After he was injured what happened?

He reads the game well and is a versatile intelligent footballer who was granted an extended contract for good reason.
[quote][p][bold]T.R.M1974[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tips[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]FortessBC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]YoRkIe59[/bold] wrote: i agree with your thoughts pretty much on the players we still need old head,who will cover left fullback as things stand i wonder.i think we really need a couple of decent young lads in there even as possibilitys,maybe a young left back as cover if have too small a squad we are going to be back into the loan market at a very early stage again.not that i have a problem with a couple of loan players,certainly not if they were of the quality we saw the back end of last season maybe a season long loan or two.interesting quote from Jonno Greening too.[/p][/quote]Don't forget Dan Parslow. He is more than capable of playing anywhere across the back line[/p][/quote]Agree with FortressBC Dan Parslow will provide cover for full back and centre half .He always gives his all for the team and will be an important member of the squad. If Jonno Greening is fit enough he would be worth a year's contract to use his skill guile and experience to quide us to the next level. Whether it is Greening or someone else a creative midfielder is I think top of our shopping list.[/p][/quote]Sorry to say lads but Danny is not league standard, the difference between him and our 2 current center backs are massive, when he comes back i can see him been loaned out for the rest of his contract.[/p][/quote]I agree he wouldn't be first choice centre half if the current two don't lose form or fitness. However when he was in the team we were doing alright -just outside the play offs. After he was injured what happened? He reads the game well and is a versatile intelligent footballer who was granted an extended contract for good reason. Edsoni
  • Score: 3

12:57pm Wed 4 Jun 14

YoRkIe59 says...

i certainly dont think Danny P should be discarded or even for that matter loaned out,as someone said hes out because he picked up a bad injury,his form was exellent at the time he was injured (even tho some on here hate to give the lad any credit no matter how well he plays).he can and will provide us with adequate if not maybe outstanding cover at right back and yes i know he,s played at left back and wherever he,s put he,ll give it his best,i just dont think he,s up to left back at this level.
i certainly dont think Danny P should be discarded or even for that matter loaned out,as someone said hes out because he picked up a bad injury,his form was exellent at the time he was injured (even tho some on here hate to give the lad any credit no matter how well he plays).he can and will provide us with adequate if not maybe outstanding cover at right back and yes i know he,s played at left back and wherever he,s put he,ll give it his best,i just dont think he,s up to left back at this level. YoRkIe59
  • Score: 3

1:05pm Wed 4 Jun 14

dbrs88 says...

Danny P is a class act and someone we definitely need at the club, more than capable of playing regularly along a solid CB and gives 110%, his main weakness is his distribution, which is hardly a strong point for either mccombe or lowe IMO.

That said Lowe and Mccombe would be my starting pair.
Danny P is a class act and someone we definitely need at the club, more than capable of playing regularly along a solid CB and gives 110%, his main weakness is his distribution, which is hardly a strong point for either mccombe or lowe IMO. That said Lowe and Mccombe would be my starting pair. dbrs88
  • Score: 2

1:43pm Wed 4 Jun 14

dadster says...

dbrs88 wrote:
Danny P is a class act and someone we definitely need at the club, more than capable of playing regularly along a solid CB and gives 110%, his main weakness is his distribution, which is hardly a strong point for either mccombe or lowe IMO.

That said Lowe and Mccombe would be my starting pair.
If you mean "class act" as in quality of his ability as a player - he's not, simple as that. He's been a great servant to the club during our Conference years and I agree he always gives 100% but he has limited ability at L2 level. He's a useful squad player for us due to his versatility but that's as far as it goes IMO.

We've moved on from our Conference years thankfully and to ensure we continue to progress we need better quality players. Sadly I don't think that includes Parslow as a first team regular.

I honestly believe sentiment clouds peoples judgment too often.
[quote][p][bold]dbrs88[/bold] wrote: Danny P is a class act and someone we definitely need at the club, more than capable of playing regularly along a solid CB and gives 110%, his main weakness is his distribution, which is hardly a strong point for either mccombe or lowe IMO. That said Lowe and Mccombe would be my starting pair.[/p][/quote]If you mean "class act" as in quality of his ability as a player - he's not, simple as that. He's been a great servant to the club during our Conference years and I agree he always gives 100% but he has limited ability at L2 level. He's a useful squad player for us due to his versatility but that's as far as it goes IMO. We've moved on from our Conference years thankfully and to ensure we continue to progress we need better quality players. Sadly I don't think that includes Parslow as a first team regular. I honestly believe sentiment clouds peoples judgment too often. dadster
  • Score: 4

2:11pm Wed 4 Jun 14

T.R.M1974 says...

dadster wrote:
dbrs88 wrote:
Danny P is a class act and someone we definitely need at the club, more than capable of playing regularly along a solid CB and gives 110%, his main weakness is his distribution, which is hardly a strong point for either mccombe or lowe IMO.

That said Lowe and Mccombe would be my starting pair.
If you mean "class act" as in quality of his ability as a player - he's not, simple as that. He's been a great servant to the club during our Conference years and I agree he always gives 100% but he has limited ability at L2 level. He's a useful squad player for us due to his versatility but that's as far as it goes IMO.

We've moved on from our Conference years thankfully and to ensure we continue to progress we need better quality players. Sadly I don't think that includes Parslow as a first team regular.

I honestly believe sentiment clouds peoples judgment too often.
Could not of put it any better myself, and also i mentioned him being out on loan, i cant see him shifting Keff or John so i thought NW could send him out to get fit and play some football
[quote][p][bold]dadster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dbrs88[/bold] wrote: Danny P is a class act and someone we definitely need at the club, more than capable of playing regularly along a solid CB and gives 110%, his main weakness is his distribution, which is hardly a strong point for either mccombe or lowe IMO. That said Lowe and Mccombe would be my starting pair.[/p][/quote]If you mean "class act" as in quality of his ability as a player - he's not, simple as that. He's been a great servant to the club during our Conference years and I agree he always gives 100% but he has limited ability at L2 level. He's a useful squad player for us due to his versatility but that's as far as it goes IMO. We've moved on from our Conference years thankfully and to ensure we continue to progress we need better quality players. Sadly I don't think that includes Parslow as a first team regular. I honestly believe sentiment clouds peoples judgment too often.[/p][/quote]Could not of put it any better myself, and also i mentioned him being out on loan, i cant see him shifting Keff or John so i thought NW could send him out to get fit and play some football T.R.M1974
  • Score: 1

4:55pm Wed 4 Jun 14

Richard of York says...

“We’ve brought in a goalkeeper, realising that to have that presence behind the back four adds value to the team.”

Wise words Jason - having someone in goal is a good idea :-)
“We’ve brought in a goalkeeper, realising that to have that presence behind the back four adds value to the team.” Wise words Jason - having someone in goal is a good idea :-) Richard of York
  • Score: 4

6:35pm Wed 4 Jun 14

Yorkie41 says...

Sad news Larne gone to Crawley.
Sad news Larne gone to Crawley. Yorkie41
  • Score: 0

11:53am Thu 5 Jun 14

YorkCityLuke says...

dadster wrote:
dbrs88 wrote:
Danny P is a class act and someone we definitely need at the club, more than capable of playing regularly along a solid CB and gives 110%, his main weakness is his distribution, which is hardly a strong point for either mccombe or lowe IMO.

That said Lowe and Mccombe would be my starting pair.
If you mean "class act" as in quality of his ability as a player - he's not, simple as that. He's been a great servant to the club during our Conference years and I agree he always gives 100% but he has limited ability at L2 level. He's a useful squad player for us due to his versatility but that's as far as it goes IMO.

We've moved on from our Conference years thankfully and to ensure we continue to progress we need better quality players. Sadly I don't think that includes Parslow as a first team regular.

I honestly believe sentiment clouds peoples judgment too often.
Respectfully, I think in some cases sentiment works against a player - it seems like (to some people anyway) that players like Parslow and Ingham are underrated because they are associated with the Conference era. From what I've seen of Parslow against league opposition, he's good enough. Just my opinion though.
[quote][p][bold]dadster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dbrs88[/bold] wrote: Danny P is a class act and someone we definitely need at the club, more than capable of playing regularly along a solid CB and gives 110%, his main weakness is his distribution, which is hardly a strong point for either mccombe or lowe IMO. That said Lowe and Mccombe would be my starting pair.[/p][/quote]If you mean "class act" as in quality of his ability as a player - he's not, simple as that. He's been a great servant to the club during our Conference years and I agree he always gives 100% but he has limited ability at L2 level. He's a useful squad player for us due to his versatility but that's as far as it goes IMO. We've moved on from our Conference years thankfully and to ensure we continue to progress we need better quality players. Sadly I don't think that includes Parslow as a first team regular. I honestly believe sentiment clouds peoples judgment too often.[/p][/quote]Respectfully, I think in some cases sentiment works against a player - it seems like (to some people anyway) that players like Parslow and Ingham are underrated because they are associated with the Conference era. From what I've seen of Parslow against league opposition, he's good enough. Just my opinion though. YorkCityLuke
  • Score: 2

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