Late goal robs York City of winning League Two start

Late goal robs York City of winning League Two start

Keith Lowe heads York City into the lead at Tranmere Rovers

York City centre-back Keith Lowe celebrates his goal at Tranmere

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YORK CITY were robbed of an opening day League Two victory at Tranmere Rovers after conceding an equaliser in stoppage time.

Keith Lowe's bullet header on 67 minutes looked to have secured three points for the Minstermen but James Rowe's snapshot, with time running out, secured a late, late goal for the Merseysiders and a 1-1 draw.

Lowe struck from a Lindon Meikle corner kick and almost extended the lead in copycat fashion, only for Owain Fon Williams to deny him.

But Tranmere created chances of their own and, despite only having ten men on the pitch for the last seven minutes, after skipper Marcus Holness was forced off through injury, pushed hard for a leveller.

And they got it when, after the ball bounced around the outside of the area, James Rowe struck a fierce drive that goalkeeper Jason Mooney could only deflect into the corner of the net.

It was unfortunate on York, who had nullified Rovers early on and created several chances to extend their lead after they went in front.

Ben Hirst and Michael Coulson could both have got on the scoresheet and the Minstermen should remain positive about their performance - despite the late calamity.

Roared on by more than 800 travelling fans, they looked solid at the back - Lowe and partner John McCombe picking up where they left off last season - and they threatened on both flanks through Meikle and Anthony Straker.

They had chances to kill the game right at the death and it was their inability to do that which ultimately cost them a three point haul.

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7:44pm Sat 9 Aug 14

Yorkie41 says...

Has the away kit changed colours already, My understanding was that the kit was all blue away and red and white at home.
Has the away kit changed colours already, My understanding was that the kit was all blue away and red and white at home. Yorkie41
  • Score: -20

7:46pm Sat 9 Aug 14

poppyroad says...

listened on the radio. well done the 800+ who went.
wait to read what they thought of the game.
From the radio this sounded like a game where already, if we miss out on promotion/ a play off place, NW will go back to for 2 points tossed away. Tranmere may have "pressed" - but we'd put on two midfielders to shut down a game where the home fans were booing their ten men.
I'm sure, whatever he says to the media, NW will be furious at the ending after the quality of performance of a team lacking both Hyde & Fletcher.
listened on the radio. well done the 800+ who went. wait to read what they thought of the game. From the radio this sounded like a game where already, if we miss out on promotion/ a play off place, NW will go back to for 2 points tossed away. Tranmere may have "pressed" - but we'd put on two midfielders to shut down a game where the home fans were booing their ten men. I'm sure, whatever he says to the media, NW will be furious at the ending after the quality of performance of a team lacking both Hyde & Fletcher. poppyroad
  • Score: 5

8:18pm Sat 9 Aug 14

Punk_Ian says...

Yorkie41 wrote:
Has the away kit changed colours already, My understanding was that the kit was all blue away and red and white at home.
The away kit is blue and white so I'd assume that there was to much white on it which made it clash with Tranmeres kit.
[quote][p][bold]Yorkie41[/bold] wrote: Has the away kit changed colours already, My understanding was that the kit was all blue away and red and white at home.[/p][/quote]The away kit is blue and white so I'd assume that there was to much white on it which made it clash with Tranmeres kit. Punk_Ian
  • Score: 7

8:32pm Sat 9 Aug 14

OLD - HEAD says...

Setting off for Birkenhead this morning, I would have happily settled for a 1-1 draw. But as I was leaving Prenton Park after the match had finished - "I was absolutely gutted and disappointed that we had thrown away our chance of three points". Tranmere were there for the taking today, but we allowed a team with ten men (they had used all their subs) to salvage a point at the death. Some plus points today in the way that we pressurised the home team, some minus points in our careless defending in giving them the ball back with sloppy passes. Coulson looked the pick of our attacking players, it was a blow when he left the field, although he did seem to be injured. Jarvis was getting nowhere up front and he was replaced by young Ben Hurst. Ironically Ben was presented with a golden opportunity minutes after coming on, but sadly he couldnt take his chance. If he had, then the points were surely Citys. City will be a much better team with Coulson out wide and Fletcher and Hyde in the middle. Nearly four hours later I still feel extremely disappointed that we only came away from Prenton Park with one point.
Setting off for Birkenhead this morning, I would have happily settled for a 1-1 draw. But as I was leaving Prenton Park after the match had finished - "I was absolutely gutted and disappointed that we had thrown away our chance of three points". Tranmere were there for the taking today, but we allowed a team with ten men (they had used all their subs) to salvage a point at the death. Some plus points today in the way that we pressurised the home team, some minus points in our careless defending in giving them the ball back with sloppy passes. Coulson looked the pick of our attacking players, it was a blow when he left the field, although he did seem to be injured. Jarvis was getting nowhere up front and he was replaced by young Ben Hurst. Ironically Ben was presented with a golden opportunity minutes after coming on, but sadly he couldnt take his chance. If he had, then the points were surely Citys. City will be a much better team with Coulson out wide and Fletcher and Hyde in the middle. Nearly four hours later I still feel extremely disappointed that we only came away from Prenton Park with one point. OLD - HEAD
  • Score: 25

8:49pm Sat 9 Aug 14

pip007 says...

Yorkie41 wrote:
Has the away kit changed colours already, My understanding was that the kit was all blue away and red and white at home.
Breaking the #1 rule of football: Never hire a colour-blind kit man.
[quote][p][bold]Yorkie41[/bold] wrote: Has the away kit changed colours already, My understanding was that the kit was all blue away and red and white at home.[/p][/quote]Breaking the #1 rule of football: Never hire a colour-blind kit man. pip007
  • Score: 2

8:52pm Sat 9 Aug 14

pip007 says...

OLD - HEAD wrote:
Setting off for Birkenhead this morning, I would have happily settled for a 1-1 draw. But as I was leaving Prenton Park after the match had finished - "I was absolutely gutted and disappointed that we had thrown away our chance of three points". Tranmere were there for the taking today, but we allowed a team with ten men (they had used all their subs) to salvage a point at the death. Some plus points today in the way that we pressurised the home team, some minus points in our careless defending in giving them the ball back with sloppy passes. Coulson looked the pick of our attacking players, it was a blow when he left the field, although he did seem to be injured. Jarvis was getting nowhere up front and he was replaced by young Ben Hurst. Ironically Ben was presented with a golden opportunity minutes after coming on, but sadly he couldnt take his chance. If he had, then the points were surely Citys. City will be a much better team with Coulson out wide and Fletcher and Hyde in the middle. Nearly four hours later I still feel extremely disappointed that we only came away from Prenton Park with one point.
I know what you mean. So just imagine the scoring had been the other way round. Tranmere score first and then we take a point in the last minute. We'd be elated. Same result.
[quote][p][bold]OLD - HEAD[/bold] wrote: Setting off for Birkenhead this morning, I would have happily settled for a 1-1 draw. But as I was leaving Prenton Park after the match had finished - "I was absolutely gutted and disappointed that we had thrown away our chance of three points". Tranmere were there for the taking today, but we allowed a team with ten men (they had used all their subs) to salvage a point at the death. Some plus points today in the way that we pressurised the home team, some minus points in our careless defending in giving them the ball back with sloppy passes. Coulson looked the pick of our attacking players, it was a blow when he left the field, although he did seem to be injured. Jarvis was getting nowhere up front and he was replaced by young Ben Hurst. Ironically Ben was presented with a golden opportunity minutes after coming on, but sadly he couldnt take his chance. If he had, then the points were surely Citys. City will be a much better team with Coulson out wide and Fletcher and Hyde in the middle. Nearly four hours later I still feel extremely disappointed that we only came away from Prenton Park with one point.[/p][/quote]I know what you mean. So just imagine the scoring had been the other way round. Tranmere score first and then we take a point in the last minute. We'd be elated. Same result. pip007
  • Score: 4

8:52pm Sat 9 Aug 14

23rdApril1966 says...

OLD - HEAD wrote:
Setting off for Birkenhead this morning, I would have happily settled for a 1-1 draw. But as I was leaving Prenton Park after the match had finished - "I was absolutely gutted and disappointed that we had thrown away our chance of three points". Tranmere were there for the taking today, but we allowed a team with ten men (they had used all their subs) to salvage a point at the death. Some plus points today in the way that we pressurised the home team, some minus points in our careless defending in giving them the ball back with sloppy passes. Coulson looked the pick of our attacking players, it was a blow when he left the field, although he did seem to be injured. Jarvis was getting nowhere up front and he was replaced by young Ben Hurst. Ironically Ben was presented with a golden opportunity minutes after coming on, but sadly he couldnt take his chance. If he had, then the points were surely Citys. City will be a much better team with Coulson out wide and Fletcher and Hyde in the middle. Nearly four hours later I still feel extremely disappointed that we only came away from Prenton Park with one point.
100% agreement from me OH. Our naïvety in injury time was incredible, poor passes from Summerfield and Ilesnami seemed to start the rot. Quite incredibly about 3 minutes into injury time keeper Mooney having come to the edge of his box to claim the ball hoofed it upfield and attempted to score having spotted their keeper off his line! Bear in mind we were a goal up and playing 10 men.
I will wait to see the equaliser on TV but seem to recall Montrose losing possession carelessly near edge of our box then a long range scuff shot. My friend believes it took a deflection, I felt the keeper could have done better.
Regardless it was definitely two points tossed away against a team who were there for the taking. Like OH I was gutted leaving Birkenhead, it felt like a defeat.
[quote][p][bold]OLD - HEAD[/bold] wrote: Setting off for Birkenhead this morning, I would have happily settled for a 1-1 draw. But as I was leaving Prenton Park after the match had finished - "I was absolutely gutted and disappointed that we had thrown away our chance of three points". Tranmere were there for the taking today, but we allowed a team with ten men (they had used all their subs) to salvage a point at the death. Some plus points today in the way that we pressurised the home team, some minus points in our careless defending in giving them the ball back with sloppy passes. Coulson looked the pick of our attacking players, it was a blow when he left the field, although he did seem to be injured. Jarvis was getting nowhere up front and he was replaced by young Ben Hurst. Ironically Ben was presented with a golden opportunity minutes after coming on, but sadly he couldnt take his chance. If he had, then the points were surely Citys. City will be a much better team with Coulson out wide and Fletcher and Hyde in the middle. Nearly four hours later I still feel extremely disappointed that we only came away from Prenton Park with one point.[/p][/quote]100% agreement from me OH. Our naïvety in injury time was incredible, poor passes from Summerfield and Ilesnami seemed to start the rot. Quite incredibly about 3 minutes into injury time keeper Mooney having come to the edge of his box to claim the ball hoofed it upfield and attempted to score having spotted their keeper off his line! Bear in mind we were a goal up and playing 10 men. I will wait to see the equaliser on TV but seem to recall Montrose losing possession carelessly near edge of our box then a long range scuff shot. My friend believes it took a deflection, I felt the keeper could have done better. Regardless it was definitely two points tossed away against a team who were there for the taking. Like OH I was gutted leaving Birkenhead, it felt like a defeat. 23rdApril1966
  • Score: 5

11:33pm Sat 9 Aug 14

Paddycat says...

How great it is to go to an away game believing we're going to win. Great atmosphere, good natured banter and the better team. Unfortunately we didn't win today and yes it's two points dropped, but it is the first game, teams finding their feet (literally) etc so I'd say overall a positive start. Think we might need to start scoring more and hopefully the goal keeping won't be a problem. If we can sort those two positions out we're laughing as they say, but then again isn't every team saying that? But of course, well done to everyone today and I shall now toast you all with the Mrs and a glass or three of wine.
How great it is to go to an away game believing we're going to win. Great atmosphere, good natured banter and the better team. Unfortunately we didn't win today and yes it's two points dropped, but it is the first game, teams finding their feet (literally) etc so I'd say overall a positive start. Think we might need to start scoring more and hopefully the goal keeping won't be a problem. If we can sort those two positions out we're laughing as they say, but then again isn't every team saying that? But of course, well done to everyone today and I shall now toast you all with the Mrs and a glass or three of wine. Paddycat
  • Score: 14

9:44am Sun 10 Aug 14

23rdApril1966 says...

23rdApril1966 wrote:
OLD - HEAD wrote:
Setting off for Birkenhead this morning, I would have happily settled for a 1-1 draw. But as I was leaving Prenton Park after the match had finished - "I was absolutely gutted and disappointed that we had thrown away our chance of three points". Tranmere were there for the taking today, but we allowed a team with ten men (they had used all their subs) to salvage a point at the death. Some plus points today in the way that we pressurised the home team, some minus points in our careless defending in giving them the ball back with sloppy passes. Coulson looked the pick of our attacking players, it was a blow when he left the field, although he did seem to be injured. Jarvis was getting nowhere up front and he was replaced by young Ben Hurst. Ironically Ben was presented with a golden opportunity minutes after coming on, but sadly he couldnt take his chance. If he had, then the points were surely Citys. City will be a much better team with Coulson out wide and Fletcher and Hyde in the middle. Nearly four hours later I still feel extremely disappointed that we only came away from Prenton Park with one point.
100% agreement from me OH. Our naïvety in injury time was incredible, poor passes from Summerfield and Ilesnami seemed to start the rot. Quite incredibly about 3 minutes into injury time keeper Mooney having come to the edge of his box to claim the ball hoofed it upfield and attempted to score having spotted their keeper off his line! Bear in mind we were a goal up and playing 10 men.
I will wait to see the equaliser on TV but seem to recall Montrose losing possession carelessly near edge of our box then a long range scuff shot. My friend believes it took a deflection, I felt the keeper could have done better.
Regardless it was definitely two points tossed away against a team who were there for the taking. Like OH I was gutted leaving Birkenhead, it felt like a defeat.
Well having seen their equaliser on TV it just confirmed what a scruffy goal it was to concede. Could keeper have done better? Think so personally though shot should never have been allowed in first place. Really naive injury time performance.
Would like to call out Tom Platt who has still to convince me but I thought he had his best ever performance in a City shirt yesterday, he actually looked as though he felt he belonged on that stage. Bodes well.
What was wrong with Hyde.
[quote][p][bold]23rdApril1966[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OLD - HEAD[/bold] wrote: Setting off for Birkenhead this morning, I would have happily settled for a 1-1 draw. But as I was leaving Prenton Park after the match had finished - "I was absolutely gutted and disappointed that we had thrown away our chance of three points". Tranmere were there for the taking today, but we allowed a team with ten men (they had used all their subs) to salvage a point at the death. Some plus points today in the way that we pressurised the home team, some minus points in our careless defending in giving them the ball back with sloppy passes. Coulson looked the pick of our attacking players, it was a blow when he left the field, although he did seem to be injured. Jarvis was getting nowhere up front and he was replaced by young Ben Hurst. Ironically Ben was presented with a golden opportunity minutes after coming on, but sadly he couldnt take his chance. If he had, then the points were surely Citys. City will be a much better team with Coulson out wide and Fletcher and Hyde in the middle. Nearly four hours later I still feel extremely disappointed that we only came away from Prenton Park with one point.[/p][/quote]100% agreement from me OH. Our naïvety in injury time was incredible, poor passes from Summerfield and Ilesnami seemed to start the rot. Quite incredibly about 3 minutes into injury time keeper Mooney having come to the edge of his box to claim the ball hoofed it upfield and attempted to score having spotted their keeper off his line! Bear in mind we were a goal up and playing 10 men. I will wait to see the equaliser on TV but seem to recall Montrose losing possession carelessly near edge of our box then a long range scuff shot. My friend believes it took a deflection, I felt the keeper could have done better. Regardless it was definitely two points tossed away against a team who were there for the taking. Like OH I was gutted leaving Birkenhead, it felt like a defeat.[/p][/quote]Well having seen their equaliser on TV it just confirmed what a scruffy goal it was to concede. Could keeper have done better? Think so personally though shot should never have been allowed in first place. Really naive injury time performance. Would like to call out Tom Platt who has still to convince me but I thought he had his best ever performance in a City shirt yesterday, he actually looked as though he felt he belonged on that stage. Bodes well. What was wrong with Hyde. 23rdApril1966
  • Score: 1

9:55am Sun 10 Aug 14

NottsExile says...

Note to Huddersfield Town - keep away from our manager!
Note to Huddersfield Town - keep away from our manager! NottsExile
  • Score: 8

10:20am Sun 10 Aug 14

chuckabuttie says...

Just what I was thinking. Surely not though
Just what I was thinking. Surely not though chuckabuttie
  • Score: 2

10:39am Sun 10 Aug 14

NottsExile says...

chuckabuttie wrote:
Just what I was thinking. Surely not though
Having just set up a club to make a real challenge for promotion it would be illogical to leave. I think we have a man of principle who places great emphasis on 'doing the right thing', so I am sure he will practise this.
[quote][p][bold]chuckabuttie[/bold] wrote: Just what I was thinking. Surely not though[/p][/quote]Having just set up a club to make a real challenge for promotion it would be illogical to leave. I think we have a man of principle who places great emphasis on 'doing the right thing', so I am sure he will practise this. NottsExile
  • Score: 2

10:54am Sun 10 Aug 14

Sir Alex says...

Should have won. Lost our shape when Stalker went off - if he wasn't injured the it was a poor decision. Formation for last 5 mins - I really don't know if NW or the players knew what it was with 4 central midfielders and a kid up on his own.
Mooney caught only one centre all game - late on- and then proceeded to kick it straight away to their keeper. Should've held on to it and kept possession.
Good performance though, and when Hyde/Fletch come back we will be a very good team. Would have taken a draw at half time.
Jury out on Mooney - MI in for Tuesday.
Should have won. Lost our shape when Stalker went off - if he wasn't injured the it was a poor decision. Formation for last 5 mins - I really don't know if NW or the players knew what it was with 4 central midfielders and a kid up on his own. Mooney caught only one centre all game - late on- and then proceeded to kick it straight away to their keeper. Should've held on to it and kept possession. Good performance though, and when Hyde/Fletch come back we will be a very good team. Would have taken a draw at half time. Jury out on Mooney - MI in for Tuesday. Sir Alex
  • Score: 3

11:19am Sun 10 Aug 14

yorkiemike says...

Yes gutted when I came away at giving away a last minute goal.We paid the penalty for "fannying" around with the ball in stoppage time and all credit to Tranmere for scoring with ten men.
Having said that we were the better team by far and had several good chances so I was encouraged by the overall display.For me Penn and Coulson had excellent games.Young Platt put himself around and I would stick with him for a few more games.Could Mooney have saved that goal?I think possibly yes but they should never got near our goal with a man short.
Optimistic for the season on this display
Fantastic support from our fans who kept up a nonstop barrage of noise throughout the match.Well done to everyone.
Yes gutted when I came away at giving away a last minute goal.We paid the penalty for "fannying" around with the ball in stoppage time and all credit to Tranmere for scoring with ten men. Having said that we were the better team by far and had several good chances so I was encouraged by the overall display.For me Penn and Coulson had excellent games.Young Platt put himself around and I would stick with him for a few more games.Could Mooney have saved that goal?I think possibly yes but they should never got near our goal with a man short. Optimistic for the season on this display Fantastic support from our fans who kept up a nonstop barrage of noise throughout the match.Well done to everyone. yorkiemike
  • Score: 4

11:30am Sun 10 Aug 14

joejamestom says...

In the build up to their scrappy goal it looks as though one of their players controlled the ball with his left arm however not an excuse that should stand. We should have one seen the game out professionally in posession but hopefully a lesson learned or two put the game to bed against a 10 man Tranmere, we will have better days. What did people think of the commentary minus Barry?
In the build up to their scrappy goal it looks as though one of their players controlled the ball with his left arm however not an excuse that should stand. We should have one seen the game out professionally in posession but hopefully a lesson learned or two put the game to bed against a 10 man Tranmere, we will have better days. What did people think of the commentary minus Barry? joejamestom
  • Score: 1

11:49am Sun 10 Aug 14

PhilR@Strike says...

joejamestom wrote:
In the build up to their scrappy goal it looks as though one of their players controlled the ball with his left arm however not an excuse that should stand. We should have one seen the game out professionally in posession but hopefully a lesson learned or two put the game to bed against a 10 man Tranmere, we will have better days. What did people think of the commentary minus Barry?
Agree Joe,
saw the equaliser on TV and was a clear handball by the Tranmere player. Deliberately moved his arm across and controlled the Ball. Hate it when Refs don't apply the law , when he had a clear view of the incident :(
[quote][p][bold]joejamestom[/bold] wrote: In the build up to their scrappy goal it looks as though one of their players controlled the ball with his left arm however not an excuse that should stand. We should have one seen the game out professionally in posession but hopefully a lesson learned or two put the game to bed against a 10 man Tranmere, we will have better days. What did people think of the commentary minus Barry?[/p][/quote]Agree Joe, saw the equaliser on TV and was a clear handball by the Tranmere player. Deliberately moved his arm across and controlled the Ball. Hate it when Refs don't apply the law , when he had a clear view of the incident :( PhilR@Strike
  • Score: 2

11:50am Sun 10 Aug 14

born&breed says...

pip007 wrote:
Yorkie41 wrote:
Has the away kit changed colours already, My understanding was that the kit was all blue away and red and white at home.
Breaking the #1 rule of football: Never hire a colour-blind kit man.
As their home kit is all white - we couldn't wear our blue kit - therefore had to revert to our red shirts - no white short either therefore used our blue away short - understand we are gettting red short in case it happens again - official
[quote][p][bold]pip007[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Yorkie41[/bold] wrote: Has the away kit changed colours already, My understanding was that the kit was all blue away and red and white at home.[/p][/quote]Breaking the #1 rule of football: Never hire a colour-blind kit man.[/p][/quote]As their home kit is all white - we couldn't wear our blue kit - therefore had to revert to our red shirts - no white short either therefore used our blue away short - understand we are gettting red short in case it happens again - official born&breed
  • Score: 2

12:17pm Sun 10 Aug 14

bill bailey says...

NottsExile wrote:
Note to Huddersfield Town - keep away from our manager!
There's nothing at Huddersfield that would be to NW's advantage ,Money ? But the Board will equal what they would offer, NW will take us up this season , he knows there is plenty going for him at City,
and he's a LOYAL man and principled ,
[quote][p][bold]NottsExile[/bold] wrote: Note to Huddersfield Town - keep away from our manager![/p][/quote]There's nothing at Huddersfield that would be to NW's advantage ,Money ? But the Board will equal what they would offer, NW will take us up this season , he knows there is plenty going for him at City, and he's a LOYAL man and principled , bill bailey
  • Score: -2

12:51pm Sun 10 Aug 14

arsene.about.york says...

joejamestom wrote:
In the build up to their scrappy goal it looks as though one of their players controlled the ball with his left arm however not an excuse that should stand. We should have one seen the game out professionally in posession but hopefully a lesson learned or two put the game to bed against a 10 man Tranmere, we will have better days. What did people think of the commentary minus Barry?
Have I missed something, where is Barry Parker ?
[quote][p][bold]joejamestom[/bold] wrote: In the build up to their scrappy goal it looks as though one of their players controlled the ball with his left arm however not an excuse that should stand. We should have one seen the game out professionally in posession but hopefully a lesson learned or two put the game to bed against a 10 man Tranmere, we will have better days. What did people think of the commentary minus Barry?[/p][/quote]Have I missed something, where is Barry Parker ? arsene.about.york
  • Score: -1

1:52pm Sun 10 Aug 14

big boy york says...

bring back barry parker pronto, radio york tried a new commentator a couple of years ago & soon went back to the tried n tested, thought new bloke was very boring & time to give chris jones his p45
bring back barry parker pronto, radio york tried a new commentator a couple of years ago & soon went back to the tried n tested, thought new bloke was very boring & time to give chris jones his p45 big boy york
  • Score: -5

2:17pm Sun 10 Aug 14

Don't beat about the bush says...

Not a good omen - the stats show that every team who has been promoted or in the play offs have beaten a team on the opening day who were relegated the previous year
Not a good omen - the stats show that every team who has been promoted or in the play offs have beaten a team on the opening day who were relegated the previous year Don't beat about the bush
  • Score: -16

2:36pm Sun 10 Aug 14

paddymacwakey says...

cant believe there are so few comments on here.is it because we didn't lose.?
cant believe there are so few comments on here.is it because we didn't lose.? paddymacwakey
  • Score: 5

2:39pm Sun 10 Aug 14

Don't beat about the bush says...

I guess a draw is neither good nor bad - they are just disappointing and after all the hype of the end of season and signings we still just don't know

Personally I think we could be in a for a struggle as I can't see ups scoring many goals - plenty of boring drawls and "unbeaten" runs - wins are what get you promoted
I guess a draw is neither good nor bad - they are just disappointing and after all the hype of the end of season and signings we still just don't know Personally I think we could be in a for a struggle as I can't see ups scoring many goals - plenty of boring drawls and "unbeaten" runs - wins are what get you promoted Don't beat about the bush
  • Score: -13

4:07pm Sun 10 Aug 14

23rdApril1966 says...

big boy york wrote:
bring back barry parker pronto, radio york tried a new commentator a couple of years ago & soon went back to the tried n tested, thought new bloke was very boring & time to give chris jones his p45
You are kidding right?
[quote][p][bold]big boy york[/bold] wrote: bring back barry parker pronto, radio york tried a new commentator a couple of years ago & soon went back to the tried n tested, thought new bloke was very boring & time to give chris jones his p45[/p][/quote]You are kidding right? 23rdApril1966
  • Score: 5

4:59pm Sun 10 Aug 14

nomorenursing says...

Great day out at Tranmere yesterday, cracking noise from the City fans. Just a shame that we didn't get the win, always a 'sickener' when the opposition score at the death like that and was gutted when walking out of Prenton Park. In the cold light of day (and sober), City only have themselves to blame for being naive defensively and I'm sure NW will have been seething after the game. Early days though, and I agree that with Fletcher and Hyde in the team with Coulson out wide we will be even better than yesterday. Our pressing was good and I think Tranmere were surprised how good we were keeping the ball and passing so well, especially in the first half. However, with the exception of Coulson (and Meikle in the second half), City appeared to be reluctant to actually take the ball into the box at times and preferred to hit balls in from distance, which Jarvis never got close to (not his fault), Jarvis is more of a poacher really so yesterdays game wasn't tactically ideal for him (I know that some were far from happy with his performance at the match yesterday, but as my mate said.."everyone's entitled to their own opinion" and nearly lost the plot with some City fans who vehemently diagreed with him. Otherwise I think most of the supporters who went yesterday would be fairly pleased with the overall performance and this season should see the team being more consistent. On Platt, I think the lad looks different class to last season and should be given a run in the side to build his confidence. I have seen far worse players wearing City colours in the past and we should nurture the likes of home -grown talent. It could be profitable for City in the future. Now looking forward to Tuesdays game against Donny, which will be a tougher task than Tranmere judging by the result that they had yesterday so should be another measure of City's credentials.
Great day out at Tranmere yesterday, cracking noise from the City fans. Just a shame that we didn't get the win, always a 'sickener' when the opposition score at the death like that and was gutted when walking out of Prenton Park. In the cold light of day (and sober), City only have themselves to blame for being naive defensively and I'm sure NW will have been seething after the game. Early days though, and I agree that with Fletcher and Hyde in the team with Coulson out wide we will be even better than yesterday. Our pressing was good and I think Tranmere were surprised how good we were keeping the ball and passing so well, especially in the first half. However, with the exception of Coulson (and Meikle in the second half), City appeared to be reluctant to actually take the ball into the box at times and preferred to hit balls in from distance, which Jarvis never got close to (not his fault), Jarvis is more of a poacher really so yesterdays game wasn't tactically ideal for him (I know that some were far from happy with his performance at the match yesterday, but as my mate said.."everyone's entitled to their own opinion" and nearly lost the plot with some City fans who vehemently diagreed with him. Otherwise I think most of the supporters who went yesterday would be fairly pleased with the overall performance and this season should see the team being more consistent. On Platt, I think the lad looks different class to last season and should be given a run in the side to build his confidence. I have seen far worse players wearing City colours in the past and we should nurture the likes of home -grown talent. It could be profitable for City in the future. Now looking forward to Tuesdays game against Donny, which will be a tougher task than Tranmere judging by the result that they had yesterday so should be another measure of City's credentials. nomorenursing
  • Score: 11

7:36pm Sun 10 Aug 14

Budgie says...

Leave Barry Parker in exile.
Leave Barry Parker in exile. Budgie
  • Score: -3

7:46pm Sun 10 Aug 14

the-e-man says...

I cannot understand anybody who inputs a negative post. Positive all the way. Good result and performance and will only get better. To be disappointed with only a draw at Tranmere must be good.
With regard the looming vacancy at Huddersfield, As I have said before, I only hope NW can take us up before he decides he can take the club as far as possible and he moves on. He is not the type of person to "tread water".
I cannot understand anybody who inputs a negative post. Positive all the way. Good result and performance and will only get better. To be disappointed with only a draw at Tranmere must be good. With regard the looming vacancy at Huddersfield, As I have said before, I only hope NW can take us up before he decides he can take the club as far as possible and he moves on. He is not the type of person to "tread water". the-e-man
  • Score: 4

7:59pm Sun 10 Aug 14

play up city says...

After a break down on the motorway 10 miles out of Liverpool, we managed a few drinks before KO....
Times we looked slick, other times we just a lacked that cutting edge to the game but did all right and didn't give them many chances. Second half came out same thing but they started to get into it a bit to much for my liking later on, until Keefs header. Then we could of got a couple more before Tranmeres equalizer A disaster defending and we looked like we had won and was waiting for the final whistle. there was positives. Points a point I suppose.
PLAY UP CITY
After a break down on the motorway 10 miles out of Liverpool, we managed a few drinks before KO.... Times we looked slick, other times we just a lacked that cutting edge to the game but did all right and didn't give them many chances. Second half came out same thing but they started to get into it a bit to much for my liking later on, until Keefs header. Then we could of got a couple more before Tranmeres equalizer A disaster defending and we looked like we had won and was waiting for the final whistle. there was positives. Points a point I suppose. PLAY UP CITY play up city
  • Score: 1

10:23pm Sun 10 Aug 14

Edsoni says...

In warm conditions , a very well organised, hard working display. Mooney only made one save that I can recall and that speaks volumes for our performance. Hopefully the aberrations that led to their equaliser are now out of the system.
For me an encouraging start given the number of new faces. After just one game I'm not going to go overboard by naming anyone to be scapegoated. Although one or two players will think that they could have done better, on the whole a solid performance with good energy levels.
What seems to be apparent from this evidence, is that we can expect a similar team pattern to last season. Platt looks to have developed well and hopefully over his second season hiccough. Coulson with Fletcher will provide a strong mobile front line and the addition of Hyde should give defenders something to worry about through the middle. We don't really play a formation that plays to the strengths of Jarvis but (like Coulson) he worked his socks off.
Meikle, in particular in the second half, showed for a lot of possession. I'd love him to get an early season goal as I think he could be a real handful with the confidence boost that will give. Encouraging on the other flank how we were getting early crosses into the box (even if the rangefinder needs a bit of fine tuning)
Everyone was prepared to get stuck in with strong tackles so it was even more disappointing that we missed the opportunity on several occasions to clear in the closing seconds. Game management 90% right - unfortunately in added time Tranmere had the quality to take advantage when really we should have been capable of closing out against 10.
Nevertheless a positive beginning to bring back to The Crescent and once more brilliant support which continued throughout (and even after the late bodyblow.)
In warm conditions , a very well organised, hard working display. Mooney only made one save that I can recall and that speaks volumes for our performance. Hopefully the aberrations that led to their equaliser are now out of the system. For me an encouraging start given the number of new faces. After just one game I'm not going to go overboard by naming anyone to be scapegoated. Although one or two players will think that they could have done better, on the whole a solid performance with good energy levels. What seems to be apparent from this evidence, is that we can expect a similar team pattern to last season. Platt looks to have developed well and hopefully over his second season hiccough. Coulson with Fletcher will provide a strong mobile front line and the addition of Hyde should give defenders something to worry about through the middle. We don't really play a formation that plays to the strengths of Jarvis but (like Coulson) he worked his socks off. Meikle, in particular in the second half, showed for a lot of possession. I'd love him to get an early season goal as I think he could be a real handful with the confidence boost that will give. Encouraging on the other flank how we were getting early crosses into the box (even if the rangefinder needs a bit of fine tuning) Everyone was prepared to get stuck in with strong tackles so it was even more disappointing that we missed the opportunity on several occasions to clear in the closing seconds. Game management 90% right - unfortunately in added time Tranmere had the quality to take advantage when really we should have been capable of closing out against 10. Nevertheless a positive beginning to bring back to The Crescent and once more brilliant support which continued throughout (and even after the late bodyblow.) Edsoni
  • Score: 12

10:27pm Sun 10 Aug 14

Edsoni says...

Budgie wrote:
Leave Barry Parker in exile.
Obviously cannot comment about the merits of the new guy but 100% agree with this post.
[quote][p][bold]Budgie[/bold] wrote: Leave Barry Parker in exile.[/p][/quote]Obviously cannot comment about the merits of the new guy but 100% agree with this post. Edsoni
  • Score: -2

7:04am Mon 11 Aug 14

anth!! says...

bill bailey wrote:
NottsExile wrote:
Note to Huddersfield Town - keep away from our manager!
There's nothing at Huddersfield that would be to NW's advantage ,Money ? But the Board will equal what they would offer, NW will take us up this season , he knows there is plenty going for him at City,
and he's a LOYAL man and principled ,
Money talks.
[quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]NottsExile[/bold] wrote: Note to Huddersfield Town - keep away from our manager![/p][/quote]There's nothing at Huddersfield that would be to NW's advantage ,Money ? But the Board will equal what they would offer, NW will take us up this season , he knows there is plenty going for him at City, and he's a LOYAL man and principled ,[/p][/quote]Money talks. anth!!
  • Score: -3

8:41am Mon 11 Aug 14

bill bailey says...

anth!! wrote:
bill bailey wrote:
NottsExile wrote:
Note to Huddersfield Town - keep away from our manager!
There's nothing at Huddersfield that would be to NW's advantage ,Money ? But the Board will equal what they would offer, NW will take us up this season , he knows there is plenty going for him at City,
and he's a LOYAL man and principled ,
Money talks.
Not always. win promotion this year and if an opportunity comes to manage at a higher level he can then pick and choose, NW is a manager with a brain its not the club its the owners that count, would he go to Leeds ? not in a million years.
[quote][p][bold]anth!![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]NottsExile[/bold] wrote: Note to Huddersfield Town - keep away from our manager![/p][/quote]There's nothing at Huddersfield that would be to NW's advantage ,Money ? But the Board will equal what they would offer, NW will take us up this season , he knows there is plenty going for him at City, and he's a LOYAL man and principled ,[/p][/quote]Money talks.[/p][/quote]Not always. win promotion this year and if an opportunity comes to manage at a higher level he can then pick and choose, NW is a manager with a brain its not the club its the owners that count, would he go to Leeds ? not in a million years. bill bailey
  • Score: 2

9:54am Mon 11 Aug 14

Fat Harry says...

joejamestom wrote:
In the build up to their scrappy goal it looks as though one of their players controlled the ball with his left arm however not an excuse that should stand. We should have one seen the game out professionally in posession but hopefully a lesson learned or two put the game to bed against a 10 man Tranmere, we will have better days. What did people think of the commentary minus Barry?
The commentary was OK, though would have been better without the Leeds and Middlesbrough updates. If I wanted to know how Leeds were doing, I'd tune into Radio Leeds.

Not over-impressed with the general format of the programme though - the background noise (to be expected in a stadium on matchday) made a lot of what the new presenter was saying a bit difficult to hear sometimes. I'll give it a few weeks before making a final judgement, but my initial thought is I prefer Sharon Shortle presenting it from the studio.

Glad Chris Jones seems to have survived the coup.
[quote][p][bold]joejamestom[/bold] wrote: In the build up to their scrappy goal it looks as though one of their players controlled the ball with his left arm however not an excuse that should stand. We should have one seen the game out professionally in posession but hopefully a lesson learned or two put the game to bed against a 10 man Tranmere, we will have better days. What did people think of the commentary minus Barry?[/p][/quote]The commentary was OK, though would have been better without the Leeds and Middlesbrough updates. If I wanted to know how Leeds were doing, I'd tune into Radio Leeds. Not over-impressed with the general format of the programme though - the background noise (to be expected in a stadium on matchday) made a lot of what the new presenter was saying a bit difficult to hear sometimes. I'll give it a few weeks before making a final judgement, but my initial thought is I prefer Sharon Shortle presenting it from the studio. Glad Chris Jones seems to have survived the coup. Fat Harry
  • Score: 7

10:36am Mon 11 Aug 14

The Legend Of Keith says...

A reasonable start and shows that the level of expectation is a step higher than last season. Would have taken a draw at the start so positive that the result has a sense of disappointment.

3 home games on the bounce to see how the team will line up at home. A good chance to lay down credentials to make BC a hard place for teams to come to.
A reasonable start and shows that the level of expectation is a step higher than last season. Would have taken a draw at the start so positive that the result has a sense of disappointment. 3 home games on the bounce to see how the team will line up at home. A good chance to lay down credentials to make BC a hard place for teams to come to. The Legend Of Keith
  • Score: 3

12:22pm Mon 11 Aug 14

FortessBC says...

A promising start at Tranmere and pleased with the shape and pressing we did. A bit more quality in the final third will surely reap rewards in future games. Looking forward to the next 3 games, should give us an idea of how well this new look squad has gelled. great away support again on saturday. Should be a good crowd tomorrow night COYR
A promising start at Tranmere and pleased with the shape and pressing we did. A bit more quality in the final third will surely reap rewards in future games. Looking forward to the next 3 games, should give us an idea of how well this new look squad has gelled. great away support again on saturday. Should be a good crowd tomorrow night COYR FortessBC
  • Score: 0

2:31pm Mon 11 Aug 14

PositiveFootball says...

Great start - exciting times!
Great start - exciting times! PositiveFootball
  • Score: 2

3:30pm Mon 11 Aug 14

york central says...

Sir Alex wrote:
Should have won. Lost our shape when Stalker went off - if he wasn't injured the it was a poor decision. Formation for last 5 mins - I really don't know if NW or the players knew what it was with 4 central midfielders and a kid up on his own.
Mooney caught only one centre all game - late on- and then proceeded to kick it straight away to their keeper. Should've held on to it and kept possession.
Good performance though, and when Hyde/Fletch come back we will be a very good team. Would have taken a draw at half time.
Jury out on Mooney - MI in for Tuesday.
Stalker was the worst player on the pitch for City.
I'll give him more than one game to prove me wrong. But he couldn't get past anyone, any decent crossed ball came from the left back, not to clever for a winger.
After being told our left back was far better than our right back, I saw the exact opposite.

It's 4th Division football. I've been watch it for 30 odd years, I know what to expect.
If Ingham regains his place after one game, I won't bother attending again this season.
Mooney was no worse than what Ingham offers. In all honesty should be viewed as reserve keeper, he wouldn't have done any better.
[quote][p][bold]Sir Alex[/bold] wrote: Should have won. Lost our shape when Stalker went off - if he wasn't injured the it was a poor decision. Formation for last 5 mins - I really don't know if NW or the players knew what it was with 4 central midfielders and a kid up on his own. Mooney caught only one centre all game - late on- and then proceeded to kick it straight away to their keeper. Should've held on to it and kept possession. Good performance though, and when Hyde/Fletch come back we will be a very good team. Would have taken a draw at half time. Jury out on Mooney - MI in for Tuesday.[/p][/quote]Stalker was the worst player on the pitch for City. I'll give him more than one game to prove me wrong. But he couldn't get past anyone, any decent crossed ball came from the left back, not to clever for a winger. After being told our left back was far better than our right back, I saw the exact opposite. It's 4th Division football. I've been watch it for 30 odd years, I know what to expect. If Ingham regains his place after one game, I won't bother attending again this season. Mooney was no worse than what Ingham offers. In all honesty should be viewed as reserve keeper, he wouldn't have done any better. york central
  • Score: -7

9:14pm Mon 11 Aug 14

crowborough dave says...

Fat Harry wrote:
joejamestom wrote:
In the build up to their scrappy goal it looks as though one of their players controlled the ball with his left arm however not an excuse that should stand. We should have one seen the game out professionally in posession but hopefully a lesson learned or two put the game to bed against a 10 man Tranmere, we will have better days. What did people think of the commentary minus Barry?
The commentary was OK, though would have been better without the Leeds and Middlesbrough updates. If I wanted to know how Leeds were doing, I'd tune into Radio Leeds.

Not over-impressed with the general format of the programme though - the background noise (to be expected in a stadium on matchday) made a lot of what the new presenter was saying a bit difficult to hear sometimes. I'll give it a few weeks before making a final judgement, but my initial thought is I prefer Sharon Shortle presenting it from the studio.

Glad Chris Jones seems to have survived the coup.
Sharon Shortle now on Radio Humberside, must admin I prefer Barry Parker's enthusiastic approach rather than the very dour current commentator.
[quote][p][bold]Fat Harry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]joejamestom[/bold] wrote: In the build up to their scrappy goal it looks as though one of their players controlled the ball with his left arm however not an excuse that should stand. We should have one seen the game out professionally in posession but hopefully a lesson learned or two put the game to bed against a 10 man Tranmere, we will have better days. What did people think of the commentary minus Barry?[/p][/quote]The commentary was OK, though would have been better without the Leeds and Middlesbrough updates. If I wanted to know how Leeds were doing, I'd tune into Radio Leeds. Not over-impressed with the general format of the programme though - the background noise (to be expected in a stadium on matchday) made a lot of what the new presenter was saying a bit difficult to hear sometimes. I'll give it a few weeks before making a final judgement, but my initial thought is I prefer Sharon Shortle presenting it from the studio. Glad Chris Jones seems to have survived the coup.[/p][/quote]Sharon Shortle now on Radio Humberside, must admin I prefer Barry Parker's enthusiastic approach rather than the very dour current commentator. crowborough dave
  • Score: 2

6:15pm Sat 16 Aug 14

FortessBC says...

york central wrote:
Sir Alex wrote:
Should have won. Lost our shape when Stalker went off - if he wasn't injured the it was a poor decision. Formation for last 5 mins - I really don't know if NW or the players knew what it was with 4 central midfielders and a kid up on his own.
Mooney caught only one centre all game - late on- and then proceeded to kick it straight away to their keeper. Should've held on to it and kept possession.
Good performance though, and when Hyde/Fletch come back we will be a very good team. Would have taken a draw at half time.
Jury out on Mooney - MI in for Tuesday.
Stalker was the worst player on the pitch for City.
I'll give him more than one game to prove me wrong. But he couldn't get past anyone, any decent crossed ball came from the left back, not to clever for a winger.
After being told our left back was far better than our right back, I saw the exact opposite.

It's 4th Division football. I've been watch it for 30 odd years, I know what to expect.
If Ingham regains his place after one game, I won't bother attending again this season.
Mooney was no worse than what Ingham offers. In all honesty should be viewed as reserve keeper, he wouldn't have done any better.
Is stalker a new signing? I like the look of Straker though!
[quote][p][bold]york central[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sir Alex[/bold] wrote: Should have won. Lost our shape when Stalker went off - if he wasn't injured the it was a poor decision. Formation for last 5 mins - I really don't know if NW or the players knew what it was with 4 central midfielders and a kid up on his own. Mooney caught only one centre all game - late on- and then proceeded to kick it straight away to their keeper. Should've held on to it and kept possession. Good performance though, and when Hyde/Fletch come back we will be a very good team. Would have taken a draw at half time. Jury out on Mooney - MI in for Tuesday.[/p][/quote]Stalker was the worst player on the pitch for City. I'll give him more than one game to prove me wrong. But he couldn't get past anyone, any decent crossed ball came from the left back, not to clever for a winger. After being told our left back was far better than our right back, I saw the exact opposite. It's 4th Division football. I've been watch it for 30 odd years, I know what to expect. If Ingham regains his place after one game, I won't bother attending again this season. Mooney was no worse than what Ingham offers. In all honesty should be viewed as reserve keeper, he wouldn't have done any better.[/p][/quote]Is stalker a new signing? I like the look of Straker though! FortessBC
  • Score: 0

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