York City to work on finishing after St Johnstone stalemate

York City boss Nigel Worthington

York City boss Nigel Worthington

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YORK City boss Nigel Worthington wants his players to brush up on their finishing after drawing 0-0 at pre-season hosts St Johnstone.

The Minstermen dominated in Perth but failed to get on the scoresheet with Worthington feeling strikers Michael Coulson and Jake Hyde should have both got a goal apiece.

City will now focus on shooting practice prior to Wednesday's home friendly against beaten FA Cup finalists Hull with Worthington saying: "There was a lot of good football played and the only thing you could fault really was the finishing.

"We had two clear-cut chances that fell to Couls and Jake and they should have been goals but we will keep working on those little things to make sure we get the ball in the net when it drops to us. But, as an exercise, the game was excellent."

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6:44pm Sat 19 Jul 14

bill bailey says...

UM..... I think I have read similar reports last season. goal shy, missed chances,, should have put easy chances away,, With respect NW "Focus on shooting practice "Shooting is a natural part of a forwards job" they should do that as a natural instinct , seems to me a bit late for seasoned pros to learn that. but I guess everyone is on a learning curve.
UM..... I think I have read similar reports last season. goal shy, missed chances,, should have put easy chances away,, With respect NW "Focus on shooting practice "Shooting is a natural part of a forwards job" they should do that as a natural instinct , seems to me a bit late for seasoned pros to learn that. but I guess everyone is on a learning curve. bill bailey
  • Score: -30

6:45am Sun 20 Jul 14

Lambi-63 says...

bill bailey wrote:
UM..... I think I have read similar reports last season. goal shy, missed chances,, should have put easy chances away,, With respect NW "Focus on shooting practice "Shooting is a natural part of a forwards job" they should do that as a natural instinct , seems to me a bit late for seasoned pros to learn that. but I guess everyone is on a learning curve.
Not sure I totally agree Bill. In my view, practice makes perfect. Just look at the German's and penalties! All sorts comes into play when trying to score such as being in the right position, having back up in the right place in case of rebounds or clearances as well as the obvious, shooting on target and to avoid the keeper. Might well come naturally to most but does no harm whatsoever to focus on this key aspect of the game with a view to improving shots to goal ratio.
[quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: UM..... I think I have read similar reports last season. goal shy, missed chances,, should have put easy chances away,, With respect NW "Focus on shooting practice "Shooting is a natural part of a forwards job" they should do that as a natural instinct , seems to me a bit late for seasoned pros to learn that. but I guess everyone is on a learning curve.[/p][/quote]Not sure I totally agree Bill. In my view, practice makes perfect. Just look at the German's and penalties! All sorts comes into play when trying to score such as being in the right position, having back up in the right place in case of rebounds or clearances as well as the obvious, shooting on target and to avoid the keeper. Might well come naturally to most but does no harm whatsoever to focus on this key aspect of the game with a view to improving shots to goal ratio. Lambi-63
  • Score: 8

8:15am Sun 20 Jul 14

bill bailey says...

Lambi-63 wrote:
bill bailey wrote:
UM..... I think I have read similar reports last season. goal shy, missed chances,, should have put easy chances away,, With respect NW "Focus on shooting practice "Shooting is a natural part of a forwards job" they should do that as a natural instinct , seems to me a bit late for seasoned pros to learn that. but I guess everyone is on a learning curve.
Not sure I totally agree Bill. In my view, practice makes perfect. Just look at the German's and penalties! All sorts comes into play when trying to score such as being in the right position, having back up in the right place in case of rebounds or clearances as well as the obvious, shooting on target and to avoid the keeper. Might well come naturally to most but does no harm whatsoever to focus on this key aspect of the game with a view to improving shots to goal ratio.
I cant argue with what you say ( 17 have disagreed with my comment but didn't give their reason) My point is you cant put into a player natural ability and talent if its not already there I accept your point on penalties but some goalkeepers have their strong side, left footed penalty takers are read more easily by the keeper than right footed takers therefore coaches should know that.
Shooting practice on the training ground is miles away from that in a game,
Being in the right place at the right time is an art in itself Jimmy Greaves
comes to mind 95% of his goals were scored from 12yds or less, some guys are like snooker players able to work out two or three moves ahead it might only come off a couple of times in a game but that's enough if it results in goals, There has become too much playing too a manual and not
giving certain players the right to roam. I'm not saying practice is not valuable of course it is but some players have it others don't. if they don't have the ability and instinct nobody can put it there,
[quote][p][bold]Lambi-63[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: UM..... I think I have read similar reports last season. goal shy, missed chances,, should have put easy chances away,, With respect NW "Focus on shooting practice "Shooting is a natural part of a forwards job" they should do that as a natural instinct , seems to me a bit late for seasoned pros to learn that. but I guess everyone is on a learning curve.[/p][/quote]Not sure I totally agree Bill. In my view, practice makes perfect. Just look at the German's and penalties! All sorts comes into play when trying to score such as being in the right position, having back up in the right place in case of rebounds or clearances as well as the obvious, shooting on target and to avoid the keeper. Might well come naturally to most but does no harm whatsoever to focus on this key aspect of the game with a view to improving shots to goal ratio.[/p][/quote]I cant argue with what you say ( 17 have disagreed with my comment but didn't give their reason) My point is you cant put into a player natural ability and talent if its not already there I accept your point on penalties but some goalkeepers have their strong side, left footed penalty takers are read more easily by the keeper than right footed takers therefore coaches should know that. Shooting practice on the training ground is miles away from that in a game, Being in the right place at the right time is an art in itself Jimmy Greaves comes to mind 95% of his goals were scored from 12yds or less, some guys are like snooker players able to work out two or three moves ahead it might only come off a couple of times in a game but that's enough if it results in goals, There has become too much playing too a manual and not giving certain players the right to roam. I'm not saying practice is not valuable of course it is but some players have it others don't. if they don't have the ability and instinct nobody can put it there, bill bailey
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8:50am Sun 20 Jul 14

THETELLEROFTALES says...

What's that old saying...'Practice makes perfect.'

Nothing wrong with strikers practicing their shooting, heading etc.

Sometimes I think we ask too much of Div 2 strikers. Yes I know they are 'professionals' but it is strikers who command the biggest transfer fee's and football clubs all over the world cast their scouting net far and wide to try and find potential talent.

York City are near the bottom of the feeding chain in this respect so we can expect a few misses and 'should have scored' now and again. If York are lucky enough to find a striker that can score 20 - 25 goals a season then we have a great chance of making the play-offs. But luck does play a part, and in my opinion Nigel Worthington has already shown thet he has more of an eye for a half-decent striker.

As an aside...a friend of mine who supports Leeds Utd said only yesterday that he and a growing number of Leeds fans he knows would have Worthington as a manager tomorrow...food for thought!
So lets all enjoy the pre-season and look forward with some optimism to the next campaign.
What's that old saying...'Practice makes perfect.' Nothing wrong with strikers practicing their shooting, heading etc. Sometimes I think we ask too much of Div 2 strikers. Yes I know they are 'professionals' but it is strikers who command the biggest transfer fee's and football clubs all over the world cast their scouting net far and wide [across the entire globe] to try and find potential talent. York City are near the bottom of the feeding chain in this respect so we can expect a few misses and 'should have scored' now and again. If York are lucky enough to find a striker that can score 20 - 25 goals a season then we have a great chance of making the play-offs. But luck does play a part, and in my opinion Nigel Worthington has already shown thet he [unlike Gary Mills for example] has more of an eye for a half-decent striker. As an aside...a friend of mine who supports Leeds Utd said only yesterday that he and a growing number of Leeds fans he knows would have Worthington as a manager tomorrow...food for thought! So lets all enjoy the pre-season and look forward with some optimism to the next campaign. THETELLEROFTALES
  • Score: 13

10:11am Sun 20 Jul 14

rogue84 says...

the difference from last season was that we were creating bags of chances yesterday. some games last year we were lucky to get 1 or 2. Nige is right, Coulo and Hyde should have buried at least one each, but their work-rate was excellent and along with Straker we looked real dangerous upfront and passed the ball around nicely. Hyde looks the real deal for me, very confident player and covers a lot of ground.
jury is out on McCoy at right back though. out of position a few times and seemed to lack concentration occasionally.
the difference from last season was that we were creating bags of chances yesterday. some games last year we were lucky to get 1 or 2. Nige is right, Coulo and Hyde should have buried at least one each, but their work-rate was excellent and along with Straker we looked real dangerous upfront and passed the ball around nicely. Hyde looks the real deal for me, very confident player and covers a lot of ground. jury is out on McCoy at right back though. out of position a few times and seemed to lack concentration occasionally. rogue84
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10:45am Sun 20 Jul 14

bill bailey says...

THETELLEROFTALES wrote:
What's that old saying...'Practice makes perfect.'

Nothing wrong with strikers practicing their shooting, heading etc.

Sometimes I think we ask too much of Div 2 strikers. Yes I know they are 'professionals' but it is strikers who command the biggest transfer fee's and football clubs all over the world cast their scouting net far and wide to try and find potential talent.

York City are near the bottom of the feeding chain in this respect so we can expect a few misses and 'should have scored' now and again. If York are lucky enough to find a striker that can score 20 - 25 goals a season then we have a great chance of making the play-offs. But luck does play a part, and in my opinion Nigel Worthington has already shown thet he has more of an eye for a half-decent striker.

As an aside...a friend of mine who supports Leeds Utd said only yesterday that he and a growing number of Leeds fans he knows would have Worthington as a manager tomorrow...food for thought!
So lets all enjoy the pre-season and look forward with some optimism to the next campaign.
Much of what you say may be right, But there is a greater expectation at the club now NW has changed attitudes brought in players that have produced performances since Christmas that supporters hadn't seen for a few years the basis of the team have two more years on their contract,
there are players that have the yet to show what they can do, one would have expected them to have beaten St Johntone Saturday with ease, but as I said in my first comment our performance was a re-run of a few games last season. If the club are to progress to the next level , and we all hope they will, I don't think we are at the bottom of the food chain as you put it. we are no different than the others , no club can have all the good guys, there are plenty of reasons why players don't sign for a club and its not always about money. As for Leeds supporters
wanting NW he wouldn't go there in a million years. He wouldn't stoop to a shifty owner like they got. A friend of mine who was interviewed for the England job "before McClaren got it" 2 months ago but he said I drunk a cup tea and got out the door quick. I'm afraid the club is not a club many would go too, its been 30 yrs of doom there and they are still looking down the tunnel but cant see any light.
[quote][p][bold]THETELLEROFTALES[/bold] wrote: What's that old saying...'Practice makes perfect.' Nothing wrong with strikers practicing their shooting, heading etc. Sometimes I think we ask too much of Div 2 strikers. Yes I know they are 'professionals' but it is strikers who command the biggest transfer fee's and football clubs all over the world cast their scouting net far and wide [across the entire globe] to try and find potential talent. York City are near the bottom of the feeding chain in this respect so we can expect a few misses and 'should have scored' now and again. If York are lucky enough to find a striker that can score 20 - 25 goals a season then we have a great chance of making the play-offs. But luck does play a part, and in my opinion Nigel Worthington has already shown thet he [unlike Gary Mills for example] has more of an eye for a half-decent striker. As an aside...a friend of mine who supports Leeds Utd said only yesterday that he and a growing number of Leeds fans he knows would have Worthington as a manager tomorrow...food for thought! So lets all enjoy the pre-season and look forward with some optimism to the next campaign.[/p][/quote]Much of what you say may be right, But there is a greater expectation at the club now NW has changed attitudes brought in players that have produced performances since Christmas that supporters hadn't seen for a few years the basis of the team have two more years on their contract, there are players that have the yet to show what they can do, one would have expected them to have beaten St Johntone Saturday with ease, but as I said in my first comment our performance was a re-run of a few games last season. If the club are to progress to the next level , and we all hope they will, I don't think we are at the bottom of the food chain as you put it. we are no different than the others , no club can have all the good guys, there are plenty of reasons why players don't sign for a club and its not always about money. As for Leeds supporters wanting NW he wouldn't go there in a million years. He wouldn't stoop to a shifty owner like they got. A friend of mine who was interviewed for the England job "before McClaren got it" 2 months ago but he said I drunk a cup tea and got out the door quick. I'm afraid the club is not a club many would go too, its been 30 yrs of doom there and they are still looking down the tunnel but cant see any light. bill bailey
  • Score: -15

3:27pm Sun 20 Jul 14

born&breed says...

Dominated the game from the kick-off to the final whistle - created many chances - on a good day we would have been come away with a three or four nil win - but hey - they did defend well and we would have been pleased with that had the boot been on the other foot. We all know you can't read much into 'pre-season' but it gives you a feel of what we are likely to see this season from the squad. Mooney - had to question him for the goal against Sheffield Wednesday - but against Raith & St Johnstone looked good - with Ingham being injured he's getting good time on the pitch. McCoy & Ilesanmi - impressed in all games (happy with both) McCombe, Lowe, Winfield - perm any two from the three, my heart is go with Lowe and McCombe. Straker - impressed with his work effort (happy with him) Meikle - still finding his feet in the side - to me he's a bit like Hayhurst - will bed in a do the job. (work needed) Penn, Summerfield, Montrose - again perm any two from the three - Summerfield was great against Raith, but missed out yesterday, Montrose two good sifts against Raith and St Johnstone - looks eager, could get a surprize call. Coulson (happy to write his name down on the team sheet first) Hyde - must start, great yesterday, their players sat behind said he's a menace and wished he was playing for them - will score goals, guaranteed (Fletcher/Hyde good pairing) Jarvis & Platt good fringe players - finally Cameron Murray - good effort second half yesterday, brilliant run, jinxed his way into the box beating three men. Could be useful from the bench. Summing up - I think we still need a couple of players, if not for the side but to fill the bench until Parslow, Fletcher and Carson return - full back position could be covered by Platt or Parslow. We need another front player then we'll be sorted. Great to see the support from City - certainly out shouting the home fans - credit to all those who travelled.
Dominated the game from the kick-off to the final whistle - created many chances - on a good day we would have been come away with a three or four nil win - but hey - they did defend well and we would have been pleased with that had the boot been on the other foot. We all know you can't read much into 'pre-season' but it gives you a feel of what we are likely to see this season from the squad. Mooney - had to question him for the goal against Sheffield Wednesday - but against Raith & St Johnstone looked good - with Ingham being injured he's getting good time on the pitch. McCoy & Ilesanmi - impressed in all games (happy with both) McCombe, Lowe, Winfield - perm any two from the three, my heart is go with Lowe and McCombe. Straker - impressed with his work effort (happy with him) Meikle - still finding his feet in the side - to me he's a bit like Hayhurst - will bed in a do the job. (work needed) Penn, Summerfield, Montrose - again perm any two from the three - Summerfield was great against Raith, but missed out yesterday, Montrose two good sifts against Raith and St Johnstone - looks eager, could get a surprize call. Coulson (happy to write his name down on the team sheet first) Hyde - must start, great yesterday, their players sat behind said he's a menace and wished he was playing for them - will score goals, guaranteed (Fletcher/Hyde good pairing) Jarvis & Platt good fringe players - finally Cameron Murray - good effort second half yesterday, brilliant run, jinxed his way into the box beating three men. Could be useful from the bench. Summing up - I think we still need a couple of players, if not for the side but to fill the bench until Parslow, Fletcher and Carson return - full back position could be covered by Platt or Parslow. We need another front player then we'll be sorted. Great to see the support from City - certainly out shouting the home fans - credit to all those who travelled. born&breed
  • Score: 18

6:45pm Sun 20 Jul 14

CHEEZY PUFFS says...

bill bailey wrote:
THETELLEROFTALES wrote: What's that old saying...'Practice makes perfect.' Nothing wrong with strikers practicing their shooting, heading etc. Sometimes I think we ask too much of Div 2 strikers. Yes I know they are 'professionals' but it is strikers who command the biggest transfer fee's and football clubs all over the world cast their scouting net far and wide to try and find potential talent. York City are near the bottom of the feeding chain in this respect so we can expect a few misses and 'should have scored' now and again. If York are lucky enough to find a striker that can score 20 - 25 goals a season then we have a great chance of making the play-offs. But luck does play a part, and in my opinion Nigel Worthington has already shown thet he has more of an eye for a half-decent striker. As an aside...a friend of mine who supports Leeds Utd said only yesterday that he and a growing number of Leeds fans he knows would have Worthington as a manager tomorrow...food for thought! So lets all enjoy the pre-season and look forward with some optimism to the next campaign.
Much of what you say may be right, But there is a greater expectation at the club now NW has changed attitudes brought in players that have produced performances since Christmas that supporters hadn't seen for a few years the basis of the team have two more years on their contract, there are players that have the yet to show what they can do, one would have expected them to have beaten St Johntone Saturday with ease, but as I said in my first comment our performance was a re-run of a few games last season. If the club are to progress to the next level , and we all hope they will, I don't think we are at the bottom of the food chain as you put it. we are no different than the others , no club can have all the good guys, there are plenty of reasons why players don't sign for a club and its not always about money. As for Leeds supporters wanting NW he wouldn't go there in a million years. He wouldn't stoop to a shifty owner like they got. A friend of mine who was interviewed for the England job "before McClaren got it" 2 months ago but he said I drunk a cup tea and got out the door quick. I'm afraid the club is not a club many would go too, its been 30 yrs of doom there and they are still looking down the tunnel but cant see any light.
Never wanting to name drop or try and impress readers but a friend of mine recently had a pre-interview for the Brazil job. She drank her coffee and got out the door as fast as she could.

Not wanting to give the impression I'm well connected and know all there is to know about football you understand, just thought it was worth mentioning.
[quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]THETELLEROFTALES[/bold] wrote: What's that old saying...'Practice makes perfect.' Nothing wrong with strikers practicing their shooting, heading etc. Sometimes I think we ask too much of Div 2 strikers. Yes I know they are 'professionals' but it is strikers who command the biggest transfer fee's and football clubs all over the world cast their scouting net far and wide [across the entire globe] to try and find potential talent. York City are near the bottom of the feeding chain in this respect so we can expect a few misses and 'should have scored' now and again. If York are lucky enough to find a striker that can score 20 - 25 goals a season then we have a great chance of making the play-offs. But luck does play a part, and in my opinion Nigel Worthington has already shown thet he [unlike Gary Mills for example] has more of an eye for a half-decent striker. As an aside...a friend of mine who supports Leeds Utd said only yesterday that he and a growing number of Leeds fans he knows would have Worthington as a manager tomorrow...food for thought! So lets all enjoy the pre-season and look forward with some optimism to the next campaign.[/p][/quote]Much of what you say may be right, But there is a greater expectation at the club now NW has changed attitudes brought in players that have produced performances since Christmas that supporters hadn't seen for a few years the basis of the team have two more years on their contract, there are players that have the yet to show what they can do, one would have expected them to have beaten St Johntone Saturday with ease, but as I said in my first comment our performance was a re-run of a few games last season. If the club are to progress to the next level , and we all hope they will, I don't think we are at the bottom of the food chain as you put it. we are no different than the others , no club can have all the good guys, there are plenty of reasons why players don't sign for a club and its not always about money. As for Leeds supporters wanting NW he wouldn't go there in a million years. He wouldn't stoop to a shifty owner like they got. A friend of mine who was interviewed for the England job "before McClaren got it" 2 months ago but he said I drunk a cup tea and got out the door quick. I'm afraid the club is not a club many would go too, its been 30 yrs of doom there and they are still looking down the tunnel but cant see any light.[/p][/quote]Never wanting to name drop or try and impress readers but a friend of mine recently had a pre-interview for the Brazil job. She drank her coffee and got out the door as fast as she could. Not wanting to give the impression I'm well connected and know all there is to know about football you understand, just thought it was worth mentioning. CHEEZY PUFFS
  • Score: 3

6:59pm Sun 20 Jul 14

bill bailey says...

CHEEZY PUFFS wrote:
bill bailey wrote:
THETELLEROFTALES wrote: What's that old saying...'Practice makes perfect.' Nothing wrong with strikers practicing their shooting, heading etc. Sometimes I think we ask too much of Div 2 strikers. Yes I know they are 'professionals' but it is strikers who command the biggest transfer fee's and football clubs all over the world cast their scouting net far and wide to try and find potential talent. York City are near the bottom of the feeding chain in this respect so we can expect a few misses and 'should have scored' now and again. If York are lucky enough to find a striker that can score 20 - 25 goals a season then we have a great chance of making the play-offs. But luck does play a part, and in my opinion Nigel Worthington has already shown thet he has more of an eye for a half-decent striker. As an aside...a friend of mine who supports Leeds Utd said only yesterday that he and a growing number of Leeds fans he knows would have Worthington as a manager tomorrow...food for thought! So lets all enjoy the pre-season and look forward with some optimism to the next campaign.
Much of what you say may be right, But there is a greater expectation at the club now NW has changed attitudes brought in players that have produced performances since Christmas that supporters hadn't seen for a few years the basis of the team have two more years on their contract, there are players that have the yet to show what they can do, one would have expected them to have beaten St Johntone Saturday with ease, but as I said in my first comment our performance was a re-run of a few games last season. If the club are to progress to the next level , and we all hope they will, I don't think we are at the bottom of the food chain as you put it. we are no different than the others , no club can have all the good guys, there are plenty of reasons why players don't sign for a club and its not always about money. As for Leeds supporters wanting NW he wouldn't go there in a million years. He wouldn't stoop to a shifty owner like they got. A friend of mine who was interviewed for the England job "before McClaren got it" 2 months ago but he said I drunk a cup tea and got out the door quick. I'm afraid the club is not a club many would go too, its been 30 yrs of doom there and they are still looking down the tunnel but cant see any light.
Never wanting to name drop or try and impress readers but a friend of mine recently had a pre-interview for the Brazil job. She drank her coffee and got out the door as fast as she could.

Not wanting to give the impression I'm well connected and know all there is to know about football you understand, just thought it was worth mentioning.
10 out 10 for your lady that drank Brazil coffee. You have connections with coffee drinkers , I have in them in other just as important fields,
[quote][p][bold]CHEEZY PUFFS[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]THETELLEROFTALES[/bold] wrote: What's that old saying...'Practice makes perfect.' Nothing wrong with strikers practicing their shooting, heading etc. Sometimes I think we ask too much of Div 2 strikers. Yes I know they are 'professionals' but it is strikers who command the biggest transfer fee's and football clubs all over the world cast their scouting net far and wide [across the entire globe] to try and find potential talent. York City are near the bottom of the feeding chain in this respect so we can expect a few misses and 'should have scored' now and again. If York are lucky enough to find a striker that can score 20 - 25 goals a season then we have a great chance of making the play-offs. But luck does play a part, and in my opinion Nigel Worthington has already shown thet he [unlike Gary Mills for example] has more of an eye for a half-decent striker. As an aside...a friend of mine who supports Leeds Utd said only yesterday that he and a growing number of Leeds fans he knows would have Worthington as a manager tomorrow...food for thought! So lets all enjoy the pre-season and look forward with some optimism to the next campaign.[/p][/quote]Much of what you say may be right, But there is a greater expectation at the club now NW has changed attitudes brought in players that have produced performances since Christmas that supporters hadn't seen for a few years the basis of the team have two more years on their contract, there are players that have the yet to show what they can do, one would have expected them to have beaten St Johntone Saturday with ease, but as I said in my first comment our performance was a re-run of a few games last season. If the club are to progress to the next level , and we all hope they will, I don't think we are at the bottom of the food chain as you put it. we are no different than the others , no club can have all the good guys, there are plenty of reasons why players don't sign for a club and its not always about money. As for Leeds supporters wanting NW he wouldn't go there in a million years. He wouldn't stoop to a shifty owner like they got. A friend of mine who was interviewed for the England job "before McClaren got it" 2 months ago but he said I drunk a cup tea and got out the door quick. I'm afraid the club is not a club many would go too, its been 30 yrs of doom there and they are still looking down the tunnel but cant see any light.[/p][/quote]Never wanting to name drop or try and impress readers but a friend of mine recently had a pre-interview for the Brazil job. She drank her coffee and got out the door as fast as she could. Not wanting to give the impression I'm well connected and know all there is to know about football you understand, just thought it was worth mentioning.[/p][/quote]10 out 10 for your lady that drank Brazil coffee. You have connections with coffee drinkers , I have in them in other just as important fields, bill bailey
  • Score: -13

8:18pm Sun 20 Jul 14

Yorkie41 says...

bill bailey wrote:
CHEEZY PUFFS wrote:
bill bailey wrote:
THETELLEROFTALES wrote: What's that old saying...'Practice makes perfect.' Nothing wrong with strikers practicing their shooting, heading etc. Sometimes I think we ask too much of Div 2 strikers. Yes I know they are 'professionals' but it is strikers who command the biggest transfer fee's and football clubs all over the world cast their scouting net far and wide to try and find potential talent. York City are near the bottom of the feeding chain in this respect so we can expect a few misses and 'should have scored' now and again. If York are lucky enough to find a striker that can score 20 - 25 goals a season then we have a great chance of making the play-offs. But luck does play a part, and in my opinion Nigel Worthington has already shown thet he has more of an eye for a half-decent striker. As an aside...a friend of mine who supports Leeds Utd said only yesterday that he and a growing number of Leeds fans he knows would have Worthington as a manager tomorrow...food for thought! So lets all enjoy the pre-season and look forward with some optimism to the next campaign.
Much of what you say may be right, But there is a greater expectation at the club now NW has changed attitudes brought in players that have produced performances since Christmas that supporters hadn't seen for a few years the basis of the team have two more years on their contract, there are players that have the yet to show what they can do, one would have expected them to have beaten St Johntone Saturday with ease, but as I said in my first comment our performance was a re-run of a few games last season. If the club are to progress to the next level , and we all hope they will, I don't think we are at the bottom of the food chain as you put it. we are no different than the others , no club can have all the good guys, there are plenty of reasons why players don't sign for a club and its not always about money. As for Leeds supporters wanting NW he wouldn't go there in a million years. He wouldn't stoop to a shifty owner like they got. A friend of mine who was interviewed for the England job "before McClaren got it" 2 months ago but he said I drunk a cup tea and got out the door quick. I'm afraid the club is not a club many would go too, its been 30 yrs of doom there and they are still looking down the tunnel but cant see any light.
Never wanting to name drop or try and impress readers but a friend of mine recently had a pre-interview for the Brazil job. She drank her coffee and got out the door as fast as she could.

Not wanting to give the impression I'm well connected and know all there is to know about football you understand, just thought it was worth mentioning.
10 out 10 for your lady that drank Brazil coffee. You have connections with coffee drinkers , I have in them in other just as important fields,
There is no place like the moment when the teller speaks his tail.
[quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CHEEZY PUFFS[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]THETELLEROFTALES[/bold] wrote: What's that old saying...'Practice makes perfect.' Nothing wrong with strikers practicing their shooting, heading etc. Sometimes I think we ask too much of Div 2 strikers. Yes I know they are 'professionals' but it is strikers who command the biggest transfer fee's and football clubs all over the world cast their scouting net far and wide [across the entire globe] to try and find potential talent. York City are near the bottom of the feeding chain in this respect so we can expect a few misses and 'should have scored' now and again. If York are lucky enough to find a striker that can score 20 - 25 goals a season then we have a great chance of making the play-offs. But luck does play a part, and in my opinion Nigel Worthington has already shown thet he [unlike Gary Mills for example] has more of an eye for a half-decent striker. As an aside...a friend of mine who supports Leeds Utd said only yesterday that he and a growing number of Leeds fans he knows would have Worthington as a manager tomorrow...food for thought! So lets all enjoy the pre-season and look forward with some optimism to the next campaign.[/p][/quote]Much of what you say may be right, But there is a greater expectation at the club now NW has changed attitudes brought in players that have produced performances since Christmas that supporters hadn't seen for a few years the basis of the team have two more years on their contract, there are players that have the yet to show what they can do, one would have expected them to have beaten St Johntone Saturday with ease, but as I said in my first comment our performance was a re-run of a few games last season. If the club are to progress to the next level , and we all hope they will, I don't think we are at the bottom of the food chain as you put it. we are no different than the others , no club can have all the good guys, there are plenty of reasons why players don't sign for a club and its not always about money. As for Leeds supporters wanting NW he wouldn't go there in a million years. He wouldn't stoop to a shifty owner like they got. A friend of mine who was interviewed for the England job "before McClaren got it" 2 months ago but he said I drunk a cup tea and got out the door quick. I'm afraid the club is not a club many would go too, its been 30 yrs of doom there and they are still looking down the tunnel but cant see any light.[/p][/quote]Never wanting to name drop or try and impress readers but a friend of mine recently had a pre-interview for the Brazil job. She drank her coffee and got out the door as fast as she could. Not wanting to give the impression I'm well connected and know all there is to know about football you understand, just thought it was worth mentioning.[/p][/quote]10 out 10 for your lady that drank Brazil coffee. You have connections with coffee drinkers , I have in them in other just as important fields,[/p][/quote]There is no place like the moment when the teller speaks his tail. Yorkie41
  • Score: -4

8:21pm Sun 20 Jul 14

Yorkie41 says...

Yorkie41 wrote:
bill bailey wrote:
CHEEZY PUFFS wrote:
bill bailey wrote:
THETELLEROFTALES wrote: What's that old saying...'Practice makes perfect.' Nothing wrong with strikers practicing their shooting, heading etc. Sometimes I think we ask too much of Div 2 strikers. Yes I know they are 'professionals' but it is strikers who command the biggest transfer fee's and football clubs all over the world cast their scouting net far and wide to try and find potential talent. York City are near the bottom of the feeding chain in this respect so we can expect a few misses and 'should have scored' now and again. If York are lucky enough to find a striker that can score 20 - 25 goals a season then we have a great chance of making the play-offs. But luck does play a part, and in my opinion Nigel Worthington has already shown thet he has more of an eye for a half-decent striker. As an aside...a friend of mine who supports Leeds Utd said only yesterday that he and a growing number of Leeds fans he knows would have Worthington as a manager tomorrow...food for thought! So lets all enjoy the pre-season and look forward with some optimism to the next campaign.
Much of what you say may be right, But there is a greater expectation at the club now NW has changed attitudes brought in players that have produced performances since Christmas that supporters hadn't seen for a few years the basis of the team have two more years on their contract, there are players that have the yet to show what they can do, one would have expected them to have beaten St Johntone Saturday with ease, but as I said in my first comment our performance was a re-run of a few games last season. If the club are to progress to the next level , and we all hope they will, I don't think we are at the bottom of the food chain as you put it. we are no different than the others , no club can have all the good guys, there are plenty of reasons why players don't sign for a club and its not always about money. As for Leeds supporters wanting NW he wouldn't go there in a million years. He wouldn't stoop to a shifty owner like they got. A friend of mine who was interviewed for the England job "before McClaren got it" 2 months ago but he said I drunk a cup tea and got out the door quick. I'm afraid the club is not a club many would go too, its been 30 yrs of doom there and they are still looking down the tunnel but cant see any light.
Never wanting to name drop or try and impress readers but a friend of mine recently had a pre-interview for the Brazil job. She drank her coffee and got out the door as fast as she could.

Not wanting to give the impression I'm well connected and know all there is to know about football you understand, just thought it was worth mentioning.
10 out 10 for your lady that drank Brazil coffee. You have connections with coffee drinkers , I have in them in other just as important fields,
There is no place like the moment when the teller speaks his tail.
There is no place like the moment when the teller speaks his tails.
[quote][p][bold]Yorkie41[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CHEEZY PUFFS[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]THETELLEROFTALES[/bold] wrote: What's that old saying...'Practice makes perfect.' Nothing wrong with strikers practicing their shooting, heading etc. Sometimes I think we ask too much of Div 2 strikers. Yes I know they are 'professionals' but it is strikers who command the biggest transfer fee's and football clubs all over the world cast their scouting net far and wide [across the entire globe] to try and find potential talent. York City are near the bottom of the feeding chain in this respect so we can expect a few misses and 'should have scored' now and again. If York are lucky enough to find a striker that can score 20 - 25 goals a season then we have a great chance of making the play-offs. But luck does play a part, and in my opinion Nigel Worthington has already shown thet he [unlike Gary Mills for example] has more of an eye for a half-decent striker. As an aside...a friend of mine who supports Leeds Utd said only yesterday that he and a growing number of Leeds fans he knows would have Worthington as a manager tomorrow...food for thought! So lets all enjoy the pre-season and look forward with some optimism to the next campaign.[/p][/quote]Much of what you say may be right, But there is a greater expectation at the club now NW has changed attitudes brought in players that have produced performances since Christmas that supporters hadn't seen for a few years the basis of the team have two more years on their contract, there are players that have the yet to show what they can do, one would have expected them to have beaten St Johntone Saturday with ease, but as I said in my first comment our performance was a re-run of a few games last season. If the club are to progress to the next level , and we all hope they will, I don't think we are at the bottom of the food chain as you put it. we are no different than the others , no club can have all the good guys, there are plenty of reasons why players don't sign for a club and its not always about money. As for Leeds supporters wanting NW he wouldn't go there in a million years. He wouldn't stoop to a shifty owner like they got. A friend of mine who was interviewed for the England job "before McClaren got it" 2 months ago but he said I drunk a cup tea and got out the door quick. I'm afraid the club is not a club many would go too, its been 30 yrs of doom there and they are still looking down the tunnel but cant see any light.[/p][/quote]Never wanting to name drop or try and impress readers but a friend of mine recently had a pre-interview for the Brazil job. She drank her coffee and got out the door as fast as she could. Not wanting to give the impression I'm well connected and know all there is to know about football you understand, just thought it was worth mentioning.[/p][/quote]10 out 10 for your lady that drank Brazil coffee. You have connections with coffee drinkers , I have in them in other just as important fields,[/p][/quote]There is no place like the moment when the teller speaks his tail.[/p][/quote]There is no place like the moment when the teller speaks his tails. Yorkie41
  • Score: -1

8:44pm Sun 20 Jul 14

Killieboy says...

Living in scotland I don't get to see city as much as I'd like but really enjoyed my trip to Perth yesterday to see a city team unlucky not to win. Can anyone fill me in with lyrics to an amusing chant relating to Russell Penn that I heard. He's not a biro he's not a felt tip etc. thanks in advance.
And to the comic genius who had my wife in stitches with the cry 'praise The Lord it's a miracle' when a St J player made a quick recovery after being awarded a free kick thank you. She can't stand football but that made her day.
Living in scotland I don't get to see city as much as I'd like but really enjoyed my trip to Perth yesterday to see a city team unlucky not to win. Can anyone fill me in with lyrics to an amusing chant relating to Russell Penn that I heard. He's not a biro he's not a felt tip etc. thanks in advance. And to the comic genius who had my wife in stitches with the cry 'praise The Lord it's a miracle' when a St J player made a quick recovery after being awarded a free kick thank you. She can't stand football but that made her day. Killieboy
  • Score: 5

1:20pm Mon 21 Jul 14

Maltkiln says...

I'm now getting seriously worried about the coming season ..... do we really have to endure Bill Bailey's egostistical, point-scoring comments for another season ? Can't we let him go on a free transfer somewhere ?
I'm now getting seriously worried about the coming season ..... do we really have to endure Bill Bailey's egostistical, point-scoring comments for another season ? Can't we let him go on a free transfer somewhere ? Maltkiln
  • Score: 16

2:23pm Mon 21 Jul 14

bill bailey says...

Maltkiln wrote:
I'm now getting seriously worried about the coming season ..... do we really have to endure Bill Bailey's egostistical, point-scoring comments for another season ? Can't we let him go on a free transfer somewhere ?
You don't have to get seriously worried about the coming season sonny it will carry on in the same old way , I will still be giving you and others news ,views , and professional opinions, therefore you will have to grin and bare it, Its tough at the top if you ever get there you'll know what I mean. now go back to sleep.
[quote][p][bold]Maltkiln[/bold] wrote: I'm now getting seriously worried about the coming season ..... do we really have to endure Bill Bailey's egostistical, point-scoring comments for another season ? Can't we let him go on a free transfer somewhere ?[/p][/quote]You don't have to get seriously worried about the coming season sonny it will carry on in the same old way , I will still be giving you and others news ,views , and professional opinions, therefore you will have to grin and bare it, Its tough at the top if you ever get there you'll know what I mean. now go back to sleep. bill bailey
  • Score: -13

2:48pm Mon 21 Jul 14

Maltkiln says...

bill bailey wrote:
Maltkiln wrote:
I'm now getting seriously worried about the coming season ..... do we really have to endure Bill Bailey's egostistical, point-scoring comments for another season ? Can't we let him go on a free transfer somewhere ?
You don't have to get seriously worried about the coming season sonny it will carry on in the same old way , I will still be giving you and others news ,views , and professional opinions, therefore you will have to grin and bare it, Its tough at the top if you ever get there you'll know what I mean. now go back to sleep.
I think most people would say that your news, views and professional opinions would be more than welcome in the coming season (providing you learn to use the spellchecker) ....... IF you keep your comments to those of your own, without the need for pointless rambling anecdotes, name-checking and putting opinions of other people down with your 'holier-than-thou' attitude, which subsequently cause needless arguments. Its not what you say that upsets people Bill ... its how you say it ?! Regards, Sonny.
[quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Maltkiln[/bold] wrote: I'm now getting seriously worried about the coming season ..... do we really have to endure Bill Bailey's egostistical, point-scoring comments for another season ? Can't we let him go on a free transfer somewhere ?[/p][/quote]You don't have to get seriously worried about the coming season sonny it will carry on in the same old way , I will still be giving you and others news ,views , and professional opinions, therefore you will have to grin and bare it, Its tough at the top if you ever get there you'll know what I mean. now go back to sleep.[/p][/quote]I think most people would say that your news, views and professional opinions would be more than welcome in the coming season (providing you learn to use the spellchecker) ....... IF you keep your comments to those of your own, without the need for pointless rambling anecdotes, name-checking and putting opinions of other people down with your 'holier-than-thou' attitude, which subsequently cause needless arguments. Its not what you say that upsets people Bill ... its how you say it ?! Regards, Sonny. Maltkiln
  • Score: 8

2:54pm Mon 21 Jul 14

Maltkiln says...

And no .... I will not be replying again to this thread (as I know you will insist on having the last word) ... I have said what I wanted to say.
And no .... I will not be replying again to this thread (as I know you will insist on having the last word) ... I have said what I wanted to say. Maltkiln
  • Score: 13

3:08pm Mon 21 Jul 14

bill bailey says...

Maltkiln wrote:
bill bailey wrote:
Maltkiln wrote:
I'm now getting seriously worried about the coming season ..... do we really have to endure Bill Bailey's egostistical, point-scoring comments for another season ? Can't we let him go on a free transfer somewhere ?
You don't have to get seriously worried about the coming season sonny it will carry on in the same old way , I will still be giving you and others news ,views , and professional opinions, therefore you will have to grin and bare it, Its tough at the top if you ever get there you'll know what I mean. now go back to sleep.
I think most people would say that your news, views and professional opinions would be more than welcome in the coming season (providing you learn to use the spellchecker) ....... IF you keep your comments to those of your own, without the need for pointless rambling anecdotes, name-checking and putting opinions of other people down with your 'holier-than-thou' attitude, which subsequently cause needless arguments. Its not what you say that upsets people Bill ... its how you say it ?! Regards, Sonny.
I will take your advice on board thank you for that , its never to late to learn , on a point of order, Spellchecker ! Where can I buy one ? at the poundshop ?
[quote][p][bold]Maltkiln[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Maltkiln[/bold] wrote: I'm now getting seriously worried about the coming season ..... do we really have to endure Bill Bailey's egostistical, point-scoring comments for another season ? Can't we let him go on a free transfer somewhere ?[/p][/quote]You don't have to get seriously worried about the coming season sonny it will carry on in the same old way , I will still be giving you and others news ,views , and professional opinions, therefore you will have to grin and bare it, Its tough at the top if you ever get there you'll know what I mean. now go back to sleep.[/p][/quote]I think most people would say that your news, views and professional opinions would be more than welcome in the coming season (providing you learn to use the spellchecker) ....... IF you keep your comments to those of your own, without the need for pointless rambling anecdotes, name-checking and putting opinions of other people down with your 'holier-than-thou' attitude, which subsequently cause needless arguments. Its not what you say that upsets people Bill ... its how you say it ?! Regards, Sonny.[/p][/quote]I will take your advice on board thank you for that , its never to late to learn , on a point of order, Spellchecker ! Where can I buy one ? at the poundshop ? bill bailey
  • Score: -9

3:57pm Mon 21 Jul 14

Yorkie41 says...

bill bailey wrote:
Maltkiln wrote:
bill bailey wrote:
Maltkiln wrote:
I'm now getting seriously worried about the coming season ..... do we really have to endure Bill Bailey's egostistical, point-scoring comments for another season ? Can't we let him go on a free transfer somewhere ?
You don't have to get seriously worried about the coming season sonny it will carry on in the same old way , I will still be giving you and others news ,views , and professional opinions, therefore you will have to grin and bare it, Its tough at the top if you ever get there you'll know what I mean. now go back to sleep.
I think most people would say that your news, views and professional opinions would be more than welcome in the coming season (providing you learn to use the spellchecker) ....... IF you keep your comments to those of your own, without the need for pointless rambling anecdotes, name-checking and putting opinions of other people down with your 'holier-than-thou' attitude, which subsequently cause needless arguments. Its not what you say that upsets people Bill ... its how you say it ?! Regards, Sonny.
I will take your advice on board thank you for that , its never to late to learn , on a point of order, Spellchecker ! Where can I buy one ? at the poundshop ?
Bill you will find it on the next counter to where the elbow Greece is sold.ha ha.
[quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Maltkiln[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Maltkiln[/bold] wrote: I'm now getting seriously worried about the coming season ..... do we really have to endure Bill Bailey's egostistical, point-scoring comments for another season ? Can't we let him go on a free transfer somewhere ?[/p][/quote]You don't have to get seriously worried about the coming season sonny it will carry on in the same old way , I will still be giving you and others news ,views , and professional opinions, therefore you will have to grin and bare it, Its tough at the top if you ever get there you'll know what I mean. now go back to sleep.[/p][/quote]I think most people would say that your news, views and professional opinions would be more than welcome in the coming season (providing you learn to use the spellchecker) ....... IF you keep your comments to those of your own, without the need for pointless rambling anecdotes, name-checking and putting opinions of other people down with your 'holier-than-thou' attitude, which subsequently cause needless arguments. Its not what you say that upsets people Bill ... its how you say it ?! Regards, Sonny.[/p][/quote]I will take your advice on board thank you for that , its never to late to learn , on a point of order, Spellchecker ! Where can I buy one ? at the poundshop ?[/p][/quote]Bill you will find it on the next counter to where the elbow Greece is sold.ha ha. Yorkie41
  • Score: 0

4:16pm Mon 21 Jul 14

bill bailey says...

Yorkie41 wrote:
bill bailey wrote:
Maltkiln wrote:
bill bailey wrote:
Maltkiln wrote:
I'm now getting seriously worried about the coming season ..... do we really have to endure Bill Bailey's egostistical, point-scoring comments for another season ? Can't we let him go on a free transfer somewhere ?
You don't have to get seriously worried about the coming season sonny it will carry on in the same old way , I will still be giving you and others news ,views , and professional opinions, therefore you will have to grin and bare it, Its tough at the top if you ever get there you'll know what I mean. now go back to sleep.
I think most people would say that your news, views and professional opinions would be more than welcome in the coming season (providing you learn to use the spellchecker) ....... IF you keep your comments to those of your own, without the need for pointless rambling anecdotes, name-checking and putting opinions of other people down with your 'holier-than-thou' attitude, which subsequently cause needless arguments. Its not what you say that upsets people Bill ... its how you say it ?! Regards, Sonny.
I will take your advice on board thank you for that , its never to late to learn , on a point of order, Spellchecker ! Where can I buy one ? at the poundshop ?
Bill you will find it on the next counter to where the elbow Greece is sold.ha ha.
Thanks Yorkie. It just go's to show, If you don't ask you wont know, By the way Yorkie will the elbow grease be alright for the lawnmower ? Jezzus this is getting me confused, Just another question, do the sell long weights and treble sided pieces of carbon paper there as well ??
[quote][p][bold]Yorkie41[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Maltkiln[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Maltkiln[/bold] wrote: I'm now getting seriously worried about the coming season ..... do we really have to endure Bill Bailey's egostistical, point-scoring comments for another season ? Can't we let him go on a free transfer somewhere ?[/p][/quote]You don't have to get seriously worried about the coming season sonny it will carry on in the same old way , I will still be giving you and others news ,views , and professional opinions, therefore you will have to grin and bare it, Its tough at the top if you ever get there you'll know what I mean. now go back to sleep.[/p][/quote]I think most people would say that your news, views and professional opinions would be more than welcome in the coming season (providing you learn to use the spellchecker) ....... IF you keep your comments to those of your own, without the need for pointless rambling anecdotes, name-checking and putting opinions of other people down with your 'holier-than-thou' attitude, which subsequently cause needless arguments. Its not what you say that upsets people Bill ... its how you say it ?! Regards, Sonny.[/p][/quote]I will take your advice on board thank you for that , its never to late to learn , on a point of order, Spellchecker ! Where can I buy one ? at the poundshop ?[/p][/quote]Bill you will find it on the next counter to where the elbow Greece is sold.ha ha.[/p][/quote]Thanks Yorkie. It just go's to show, If you don't ask you wont know, By the way Yorkie will the elbow grease be alright for the lawnmower ? Jezzus this is getting me confused, Just another question, do the sell long weights and treble sided pieces of carbon paper there as well ?? bill bailey
  • Score: -11

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