Late Northampton Town leveller denies York City yet again

York City 1, Northampton Town 1

York City striker Jake Hyde puts Northampton keeper Matt Duke under pressure as Anthony Staker's corner finds its way into the net

Substitute Wes Fletcher goes close to adding a second goal for York City at home to Northampton

York City players celebrate going 1-0 up at home to Northampton from Anthony Straker's corner

There is despair in the York City ranks as a late Northampton goal denies the Minstermen their first win of the campaign

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BAD things come in threes – or so the superstition goes.

It is doubtful York City boss Nigel Worthington pays much attention to omens but his team have now recorded a hat-trick no fan of the Bootham Crescent club desired to see.

For the third successive game, the Minstermen were crippled by a late blow as Marc Richards drove a free-kick from the edge of the box into the net to grab a point for Northampton Town.

Anthony Straker and Jake Hyde will be arguing for weeks about who gave City the lead in the 67th minute. The dubious goals committee will need to get involved.

The former’s corner swerved to the near post and completely befuddled Northampton custodian Matt Duke. Hyde nipped in and acted like he may have got a touch as it careered into the net off the Cobblers keeper’s shin.

The striker took the congratulations from his team-mates but the goal was credited to Straker. Good luck sorting that one out.

In any event, it had looked like giving York their first three point haul but, once again, one would not be enough.

Now they go into tomorrow night’s home match with Cambridge United skittish that misery will befall them yet again.

After Tranmere’s goal in the 94th minute robbed City a week ago, and Doncaster netted in stoppage time in the League Cup in midweek, you would have thought maintaining concentration and discipline would have been key in the players’ minds as the clock ran down.

But, even though John-Joe O’Toole bought the free-kick just outside the area that would bring Northampton’s leveller, there had been signs leading up to the equaliser that nerves were starting to jangle.

Possession was given away cheaply, balls booted back to the opposition, players retreating ever deeper. If you give teams enough space, they will eventually make you pay.

What makes it all the more irritating is that, as they had been in both of their other games this term, York were the better side overall.

Lindon Meikle and Straker were aggressive from the wings, Russell Penn scurried around the park like a one-man tackling machine and Michael Coulson was a continual threat moving from centre-forward into wide positions.

Former Barnet frontman Hyde solved City’s worries up front, recovering from a calf injury to help lead the line with Ryan Jarvis out with ankle ligament damage.

Prenton Park goalscorer Keith Lowe was the only other change in the line-up, linking up again with John McCombe in the heart of the York defence as Dave Winfield dropped back onto the bench.

The visitors could have taken the lead as early as the third minute when Ivan Toney ran on to a ball in plenty of space only to drag wide from 20 yards.

That was a mere speculative effort compared to the chance Meikle had almost immediately afterwards.

Coulson’s ball was perfectly measured and, after shrugging off the challenge of Evan Horwood, he marched into the box only to shoot straight at Duke – the shot at a nice height for the keeper to parry away.

Coulson subsequently had his own shot saved from eight yards and Hyde scuffed a decent opportunity from a Marvin McCoy long throw as City dominated the opening quarter of an hour.

But the Minstermen were gradually pushed back – Jason Mooney getting down quickly to gather Darren Carter’s low shot and McCoy having to be brave to clear off the line from Toney’s swerving ball on the half hour mark.

The Cobblers fashioned a great chance eight minutes after the restart when Harwood’s cross was pin-point for Richards.

The forward got a great connection on it but Lowe managed to get the slightest nick and deflect it behind for a corner.

From there on, it was a one way show and it seemed like York could be the only winners. They pressed, hassled and, in the case of Straker and Coulson in particular, began to really turn the screw.

Meikle managed to spurn another great opportunity, spooning over the bar from the centre of the box after Straker caused carnage with a weaving run into the area.

York soon got the rewards for their dominance, though, and it was the duo of Straker and Hyde who profited. Tom Platt drove to the by-line and his cross was met by Coulson, who couldn’t quite get his shot on target.

Form the subsequent corner, Straker delivered, Hyde got in front of Duke to try to meet it and the ball somehow found its way into the net.

York continued to play with purpose and freedom and they could have doubled their lead with nine minutes remaining as substitute Wes Fletcher found the wrong side of the far post from Coulson’s cross.

City would rue that profligacy as the home side started to drift further backwards. As fourth official Gary Beswick prepared to hold up his stoppage time board, O’Toole conned a free-kick on the edge of the box from Russell Penn.

The York skipper didn’t look like he had made contact but referee Darren Handley had seen enough. He blew for the set-piece and Richards did the rest - leaving City holding their heads in their hands once again.


Match facts

York City 1 (Straker 67), Northampton Town 1 (Richards 90)


York City

Jason Mooney: Once again had little to do but pick the ball out of the net. 6

Marvin McCoy: Long throw is rapidly becoming a potent weapon. 6

Keith Lowe: Slotted straight back in following midweek rest. 7

John McCombe: Assured and confident. You would expect nothing less. 7

Femi Ilesanmi: Links up well with Straker and assured in defence. 6

Lindon Meikle: Looks threatening on the occasions he takes a man on. Missed two glorious chances. 6

Russell Penn: STAR MAN – No ball he won’t chase down, no tackle he won’t make. A terrier. 8

Tom Platt: Not able to be the imposing presence of the first two games. 6

Anthony Straker: Continues to cause opposition full-backs problems with rangy runs. 7

Jake Hyde: Unrealistic to expect too much on debut from a man needing match fitness. 6

Michael Coulson: Cut Northampton open with some wonderful deliveries. Needs more shots on goal. 7

Subs: Wes Fletcher (for Hyde, 70) 6 – positive return. Not used: Daniel Parslow, Luke Summerfield, Lewis Montrose, Dave Winfield, Ben Hirst, Michael Ingham.

Northampton Town

Matt Duke, Daniel Alfei, Darren Carter (Ian Morris, 61), Zander Diamond, Evan Horwood (Kaid Mohamed, 62), Gregor Robertson, Ricky Ravenhill (Lawson D’Ath, 73), John-Joe O’Toole, Lee Collins, Marc Richards, Ivan Toney. Subs not used: Emile Sinclair, Ben Tozer, David Mayo, Jordan Archer.

Star man: Marc Richards – wonderful free-kick brought unlikely equaliser for the Cobblers.

Referee: Darren Handley (Bolton). Rating – inconsistent and fooled for the free-kick that brought Northampton’s equaliser.

Booked: Collins 16, Toney 33, Platt 41, Alfei 47.

Attendance: 3,448 (581 away fans).

Shots on target: City 5, Town 4.

Shots off target: City 5, Town 2.

Corners: City 7, Town 4.

Fouls: City 11, Town 12.

Offsides: City 4, Town 1.

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5:03pm Sat 16 Aug 14

PhilR@Strike says...

What the hell's happening with these late goals?
Got to get this sorted out and quick! :(
What the hell's happening with these late goals? Got to get this sorted out and quick! :( PhilR@Strike
  • Score: 8

5:07pm Sat 16 Aug 14

ycfc333 says...

Absolutely gutted as we should be sitting top with 6 points, however lets chalk this off to a bad week, the positive signs are there and a bit more concentration will get us the points on the board. Lack of goals but our strikers are just coming back so hopeful things should click soon.
Absolutely gutted as we should be sitting top with 6 points, however lets chalk this off to a bad week, the positive signs are there and a bit more concentration will get us the points on the board. Lack of goals but our strikers are just coming back so hopeful things should click soon. ycfc333
  • Score: 21

5:29pm Sat 16 Aug 14

yorkandproud says...

We really should be killing games off, when we are leading going into injury time. Three games in a row is unacceptable . Still not sure about Mooney, but defence looked solid until their goal. Midfield played well, and we looked dangerous on the break, but we had enough chances today to win comfortably. Straker was outstanding for us, and nice to see Wes back in the fray.
The much touted on here , O'toole is a niggley tw*t who would not have fitted in with out great bunch of lads. Glad we gave him a miss. Onward and upwards on Tuesday night.
We really should be killing games off, when we are leading going into injury time. Three games in a row is unacceptable . Still not sure about Mooney, but defence looked solid until their goal. Midfield played well, and we looked dangerous on the break, but we had enough chances today to win comfortably. Straker was outstanding for us, and nice to see Wes back in the fray. The much touted on here , O'toole is a niggley tw*t who would not have fitted in with out great bunch of lads. Glad we gave him a miss. Onward and upwards on Tuesday night. yorkandproud
  • Score: 9

5:35pm Sat 16 Aug 14

dadster says...

Obviously frustrating to concede late again but it was a fair result IMO. I think Northampton will do well this season. As we all know until we start to score more than 1 goal then we are always open to dropping points. Good to see both Hyde and Fletcher back and once they get up to speed we will be fine. It will also allow Coulson to go back wide which is his best position. Miekle did okay but Coulson will provide better creativity in that role.

Would have to see their goal again to see if the wall was at fault but from where I was stood it looked like a great strike so fair play although seemed a soft free kick in the first place.

Overall we're doing ok and if we can pick up 3 points on Tues it will be a decent start.
Obviously frustrating to concede late again but it was a fair result IMO. I think Northampton will do well this season. As we all know until we start to score more than 1 goal then we are always open to dropping points. Good to see both Hyde and Fletcher back and once they get up to speed we will be fine. It will also allow Coulson to go back wide which is his best position. Miekle did okay but Coulson will provide better creativity in that role. Would have to see their goal again to see if the wall was at fault but from where I was stood it looked like a great strike so fair play although seemed a soft free kick in the first place. Overall we're doing ok and if we can pick up 3 points on Tues it will be a decent start. dadster
  • Score: 3

5:40pm Sat 16 Aug 14

PositiveFootball says...

Really impressed with the performance today. If carry on like this we won't be far away at the end of the season. Reckon we're getting our bad luck out of the way at the beginning of the season.
Really impressed with the performance today. If carry on like this we won't be far away at the end of the season. Reckon we're getting our bad luck out of the way at the beginning of the season. PositiveFootball
  • Score: 8

5:50pm Sat 16 Aug 14

joejamestom says...

Leadership for those last few minutes of the game required the likes of Penn, Lowe & McCombe to drive the team to make any bad challenges in safe areas wether O'Toole bought it or not debateable Penn gave him the opportunity other than that one of the captains better games. Still unconvinced on Mooney Ingy should be given the nod to see if he can help influence the Lindsey better distributor of the ball for me & has better agility & given Mooney is not dominating the area its got to be on the table. With our strikers coming back we should improve in front of goal & we are creating from the flanks so positives there & if Platt can get better penetration through midfield we should unsettle a lot of teams. Not by any means a bad result in the context of 6 competitor clubs with no points but its got to improve quickly as we saw last season draws put you in a bad position with few wins. Lets put it right on Tues night.
Leadership for those last few minutes of the game required the likes of Penn, Lowe & McCombe to drive the team to make any bad challenges in safe areas wether O'Toole bought it or not debateable Penn gave him the opportunity other than that one of the captains better games. Still unconvinced on Mooney Ingy should be given the nod to see if he can help influence the Lindsey better distributor of the ball for me & has better agility & given Mooney is not dominating the area its got to be on the table. With our strikers coming back we should improve in front of goal & we are creating from the flanks so positives there & if Platt can get better penetration through midfield we should unsettle a lot of teams. Not by any means a bad result in the context of 6 competitor clubs with no points but its got to improve quickly as we saw last season draws put you in a bad position with few wins. Lets put it right on Tues night. joejamestom
  • Score: 9

6:14pm Sat 16 Aug 14

alimount says...

We are so confident of doing alright this season that we are giving everyone a head start! Stupid late goals.
We are so confident of doing alright this season that we are giving everyone a head start! Stupid late goals. alimount
  • Score: 2

6:20pm Sat 16 Aug 14

FortessBC says...

PhilR@Strike wrote:
What the hell's happening with these late goals?
Got to get this sorted out and quick! :(
There's nothing going on it's just bad luck. If you look at the games played today there were lots of late late goals. It happens tranmere know how it feels now they conceded 2 goals in stoppage time to lose 2-1. What goes around comes around as they say! Not a game I feel we deserved to win as we lacked that killer instinct in front of goal. They were a threat going forward and I felt we marshalled them well. Strikers on the pitch is reassuring we will be fine
[quote][p][bold]PhilR@Strike[/bold] wrote: What the hell's happening with these late goals? Got to get this sorted out and quick! :([/p][/quote]There's nothing going on it's just bad luck. If you look at the games played today there were lots of late late goals. It happens tranmere know how it feels now they conceded 2 goals in stoppage time to lose 2-1. What goes around comes around as they say! Not a game I feel we deserved to win as we lacked that killer instinct in front of goal. They were a threat going forward and I felt we marshalled them well. Strikers on the pitch is reassuring we will be fine FortessBC
  • Score: 1

6:40pm Sat 16 Aug 14

bh12man says...

Everyone is deflated again by the late goal, after another good performance. Even NW sounded down in his interview on the much-improved RY post-match show.

I think we’re playing better than last season, and have individually better players in most areas. Tellingly though, the failure to convert chances creates huge pressure on the team as each game enters its final stages. But we haven’t helped ourselves either, as the ball retention when winding the clock down has been really poor. Sorry to pick out individuals but Platt was guilty at least twice in the last few minutes of hacking the ball clear when he had bags of time. That’s the pressure of not having a 2 goal cushion, as he has been a revelation so far. He’ll learn.

Last season we hung onto a single goal, more often than not, but were finally undone in the playoffs by a lack of goals. I’m convinced that this will resolve itself, once Fletcher and Hyde get to full fitness as the service is there now. Straker, Meikle, and Coulson all had good games today, and I think there’s a good chance that we’ll give someone a pasting in the next few games. It’s good to see Hyde and Fletcher get game time too, so the goals might not be far away.

But.....and it’s a big but, now in tight games we can’t keep the clean sheets to which we relied on last year. It’s been costly, yet I think that back four is as good as last season. The jury is still out on Mooney though. You could make a case that he has been at fault for recent goals, or let down by scrappy defending like at Tranmere, but if we’d taken our chances it wouldn’t have mattered.

It looked a poor goal to concede today though, and I suspect that another one like that will see Ingham reinstated. But he’s a young keeper, and Duke made a bigger error at the other end.

I know it’s early days, but it’s looking an important – and winnable – game on Tuesday. Keep the faith, we have the makings of a good team here.
Everyone is deflated again by the late goal, after another good performance. Even NW sounded down in his interview on the much-improved RY post-match show. I think we’re playing better than last season, and have individually better players in most areas. Tellingly though, the failure to convert chances creates huge pressure on the team as each game enters its final stages. But we haven’t helped ourselves either, as the ball retention when winding the clock down has been really poor. Sorry to pick out individuals but Platt was guilty at least twice in the last few minutes of hacking the ball clear when he had bags of time. That’s the pressure of not having a 2 goal cushion, as he has been a revelation so far. He’ll learn. Last season we hung onto a single goal, more often than not, but were finally undone in the playoffs by a lack of goals. I’m convinced that this will resolve itself, once Fletcher and Hyde get to full fitness as the service is there now. Straker, Meikle, and Coulson all had good games today, and I think there’s a good chance that we’ll give someone a pasting in the next few games. It’s good to see Hyde and Fletcher get game time too, so the goals might not be far away. But.....and it’s a big but, now in tight games we can’t keep the clean sheets to which we relied on last year. It’s been costly, yet I think that back four is as good as last season. The jury is still out on Mooney though. You could make a case that he has been at fault for recent goals, or let down by scrappy defending like at Tranmere, but if we’d taken our chances it wouldn’t have mattered. It looked a poor goal to concede today though, and I suspect that another one like that will see Ingham reinstated. But he’s a young keeper, and Duke made a bigger error at the other end. I know it’s early days, but it’s looking an important – and winnable – game on Tuesday. Keep the faith, we have the makings of a good team here. bh12man
  • Score: 12

7:07pm Sat 16 Aug 14

T.R.M1974 says...

O'Tool was on the floor before Penn went for the ball that led to the free kick for their goal, from where I was couldn't see if Mooney could do anything, but he had that little to do I expect he was stood cold. I'm gonna give him time before I make a judgment on him because we were spoilt last season with Pope and I'm not Ingham's biggest fan. I just wish we could see out a game or score 2, it just seems to be panic stations after 90 mins. It was a welcome sight to see Fletcher back on the park would like to see Summerfield get some game time could do with his experience on holding onto the ball. Roll on Tuesday COYR!
O'Tool was on the floor before Penn went for the ball that led to the free kick for their goal, from where I was couldn't see if Mooney could do anything, but he had that little to do I expect he was stood cold. I'm gonna give him time before I make a judgment on him because we were spoilt last season with Pope and I'm not Ingham's biggest fan. I just wish we could see out a game or score 2, it just seems to be panic stations after 90 mins. It was a welcome sight to see Fletcher back on the park would like to see Summerfield get some game time could do with his experience on holding onto the ball. Roll on Tuesday COYR! T.R.M1974
  • Score: 6

7:48pm Sat 16 Aug 14

wildthing666 says...

With the number of shots York had they should be getting more on target!
With the number of shots York had they should be getting more on target! wildthing666
  • Score: 6

8:32pm Sat 16 Aug 14

pip007 says...

Disappointing but not a crisis. 96% of the season still to go. We are unbeaten and only 4 points off the leaders. In the 2003-04 season we started with WWWW and were top after 4 games and we ended up in the Conference. The late goals are just a quirky glitch. I'd put money on it not happening against Cambridge. If we could only focus on one thing I'd focus on scoring goals. If the lads just aim the ball at the part of the goal that doesn't look like a goalkeeper, I think we're in for a great season.
Disappointing but not a crisis. 96% of the season still to go. We are unbeaten and only 4 points off the leaders. In the 2003-04 season we started with WWWW and were top after 4 games and we ended up in the Conference. The late goals are just a quirky glitch. I'd put money on it not happening against Cambridge. If we could only focus on one thing I'd focus on scoring goals. If the lads just aim the ball at the part of the goal that doesn't look like a goalkeeper, I think we're in for a great season. pip007
  • Score: 11

9:49pm Sat 16 Aug 14

OLD - HEAD says...

The late goals we concede are a problem but not a crisis. City need to turn their share of possesion into goals, to make it impossible for the opposition to get back into the game. In other words kill the other team off. Manchester United spend millions and still they get beat by Swansea. At the other end of the scale Harrogate Town gamble their budget on better players, but only pick up 1 point out of the first 3 games. Now thats what I call a crisis, by comparison, York Citys current position is just a blip.
The late goals we concede are a problem but not a crisis. City need to turn their share of possesion into goals, to make it impossible for the opposition to get back into the game. In other words kill the other team off. Manchester United spend millions and still they get beat by Swansea. At the other end of the scale Harrogate Town gamble their budget on better players, but only pick up 1 point out of the first 3 games. Now thats what I call a crisis, by comparison, York Citys current position is just a blip. OLD - HEAD
  • Score: 4

12:10am Sun 17 Aug 14

Paddycat says...

I wish we'd stop conceding goals so late on. I was so shaken I had to stop for a pint on the way home, was late for my tea and am in now in trouble with the Mrs for blaspheming. Any way…….
I don't want to be but I am concerned about the goalkeeper, there seems to be some hesitation here and there and that's carrying through to the defence. He's a big lad and well capable of commanding his area if necessary, so providing he can get himself sorted there may not be to much to worry about. On a more positive note I'm liking the midfield and the eagerness of Straker and Miekle to take defenders on. Skinning a few defenders is great for the supporters and puts the willys up the opposition, so If they carry on the way they did today I think we can look forward to another enjoyable season. Overall I think we're a better team than last year, will win more than we lose and with some luck and a striker whose boots can point in the right direction then who knows…
I'll be late on Tuesday so save me a place.
I wish we'd stop conceding goals so late on. I was so shaken I had to stop for a pint on the way home, was late for my tea and am in now in trouble with the Mrs for blaspheming. Any way……. I don't want to be but I am concerned about the goalkeeper, there seems to be some hesitation here and there and that's carrying through to the defence. He's a big lad and well capable of commanding his area if necessary, so providing he can get himself sorted there may not be to much to worry about. On a more positive note I'm liking the midfield and the eagerness of Straker and Miekle to take defenders on. Skinning a few defenders is great for the supporters and puts the willys up the opposition, so If they carry on the way they did today I think we can look forward to another enjoyable season. Overall I think we're a better team than last year, will win more than we lose and with some luck and a striker whose boots can point in the right direction then who knows… I'll be late on Tuesday so save me a place. Paddycat
  • Score: 4

5:38am Sun 17 Aug 14

Willieeckerslike says...

Even with Hyde, Fletcher and Summerfield still to achieve match fitness we look a better side IMO than last season. With Josh still to come back into the fold, the likes of Tranmere and Northampton should thank their lucky stars they have played us when they have.

I have no issue with any of the players and I include Mooney who is very inexperienced at League level. He will only improve as will Platt.

I am not worried about the dropped points at the mo, we will amass 75 plus by the seasons end.
Even with Hyde, Fletcher and Summerfield still to achieve match fitness we look a better side IMO than last season. With Josh still to come back into the fold, the likes of Tranmere and Northampton should thank their lucky stars they have played us when they have. I have no issue with any of the players and I include Mooney who is very inexperienced at League level. He will only improve as will Platt. I am not worried about the dropped points at the mo, we will amass 75 plus by the seasons end. Willieeckerslike
  • Score: 7

8:30am Sun 17 Aug 14

bill bailey says...

It's no good being complacent (as some are on here) about conceding late goals and saying it will be alright , we have carried this ailment over from last season its about concentration ,oh I nearly forgot scoring goals as well, two problems that haven't gone away, it seams we score and think Job Done , the last three games it's been there for the taking and we have given it back too them on a plate,
It's no good being complacent (as some are on here) about conceding late goals and saying it will be alright , we have carried this ailment over from last season its about concentration ,oh I nearly forgot scoring goals as well, two problems that haven't gone away, it seams we score and think Job Done , the last three games it's been there for the taking and we have given it back too them on a plate, bill bailey
  • Score: -5

8:40am Sun 17 Aug 14

23rdApril1966 says...

Thought that we again played some good stuff in a hard fought encounter where a draw was probably fair. But as with last Saturday at Tranmere it is hard not to look upon it as two points tossed away when the goal came so late in the game. Meikle upped his game and Straker has good quality. Good to see Hyde back and Fletcher get 20'mins.
A blind man can see that we simply have to convert more chances but I will wager that the other 23 managers will be saying same thing.
Sadly though whilst I suspect any keeper that came in to replace Pope was going to have a similar task to Moyes in replacing Ferguson I am afraid that with the exception of his height I see nothing that tells me he is a better bet than Ingham.....and let me say here and now that I have my concerns with him too. But I still maintain that Mooney could have saved Tranmere's equaliser and having just watched a replay on TV of Northampton's goal then I am sorry to say that that just wasn't good enough....yes it was well hit but the wall was far too easily beaten and was at least a man short or a yard too far across. The fact that Mooney simply never moved just compounded the issue. Was I the only one who felt that if they hit the target they would score?
He looks too leaden to me and whilst his height ought to be a positive it looks anything but right now. Time for a spell on the sidelines maybe?
Thought that we again played some good stuff in a hard fought encounter where a draw was probably fair. But as with last Saturday at Tranmere it is hard not to look upon it as two points tossed away when the goal came so late in the game. Meikle upped his game and Straker has good quality. Good to see Hyde back and Fletcher get 20'mins. A blind man can see that we simply have to convert more chances but I will wager that the other 23 managers will be saying same thing. Sadly though whilst I suspect any keeper that came in to replace Pope was going to have a similar task to Moyes in replacing Ferguson I am afraid that with the exception of his height I see nothing that tells me he is a better bet than Ingham.....and let me say here and now that I have my concerns with him too. But I still maintain that Mooney could have saved Tranmere's equaliser and having just watched a replay on TV of Northampton's goal then I am sorry to say that that just wasn't good enough....yes it was well hit but the wall was far too easily beaten and was at least a man short or a yard too far across. The fact that Mooney simply never moved just compounded the issue. Was I the only one who felt that if they hit the target they would score? He looks too leaden to me and whilst his height ought to be a positive it looks anything but right now. Time for a spell on the sidelines maybe? 23rdApril1966
  • Score: 0

9:46am Sun 17 Aug 14

twang says...

bill bailey wrote:
It's no good being complacent (as some are on here) about conceding late goals and saying it will be alright , we have carried this ailment over from last season its about concentration ,oh I nearly forgot scoring goals as well, two problems that haven't gone away, it seams we score and think Job Done , the last three games it's been there for the taking and we have given it back too them on a plate,
Exactly its all about full concentration for 90+ minutes, We cant score except for set pieces and we will be looking to scrape games one nil again til we can, same as last season & the season before.
The lack of strikers due to long term injury wasnt sorted during closed season we didnt bring that person in, I will wait to see if Hyde is any good.
Mooney has alot to live up to after Pope but at the moment gets 5 out of 10. Distribution is poor, kicks too, deep keeper to keeper putting the oppsition back on the front foot, lack of confidence to come for balls and poor positioning for the Northampton free kick goal work needs to happen quick,
Passing game is good when it happens but the hoof ball is used too often when put under pressure.
All three games should of been finished by minute 60 by a team on top but until we become more ruthless its not going to get any better.
NW loan striker with proven ability please, get the ball on the floor, sorry bring back ingham for a few games (aka Joe Hart last season)
[quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: It's no good being complacent (as some are on here) about conceding late goals and saying it will be alright , we have carried this ailment over from last season its about concentration ,oh I nearly forgot scoring goals as well, two problems that haven't gone away, it seams we score and think Job Done , the last three games it's been there for the taking and we have given it back too them on a plate,[/p][/quote]Exactly its all about full concentration for 90+ minutes, We cant score except for set pieces and we will be looking to scrape games one nil again til we can, same as last season & the season before. The lack of strikers due to long term injury wasnt sorted during closed season we didnt bring that person in, I will wait to see if Hyde is any good. Mooney has alot to live up to after Pope but at the moment gets 5 out of 10. Distribution is poor, kicks too, deep keeper to keeper putting the oppsition back on the front foot, lack of confidence to come for balls and poor positioning for the Northampton free kick goal work needs to happen quick, Passing game is good when it happens but the hoof ball is used too often when put under pressure. All three games should of been finished by minute 60 by a team on top but until we become more ruthless its not going to get any better. NW loan striker with proven ability please, get the ball on the floor, sorry bring back ingham for a few games (aka Joe Hart last season) twang
  • Score: -2

11:01am Sun 17 Aug 14

Sir Alex says...

Mooney hasn't caught a ball over head height yet. He does not command his area and work is required on that part of his game as well as getting down to shots.
Despite the fact we should have won the facts are that our goal was a fluke and theirs a good strike from a free kick. Need to hit the target more
Mooney hasn't caught a ball over head height yet. He does not command his area and work is required on that part of his game as well as getting down to shots. Despite the fact we should have won the facts are that our goal was a fluke and theirs a good strike from a free kick. Need to hit the target more Sir Alex
  • Score: 2

11:09am Sun 17 Aug 14

RooBeck says...

After what was a dullish first-half, our second-half performance was much brighter and livelier and had Lindon Meikle (my MotM) and then Wes Fletcher, have found the back of the net we would have run-out comfortable winners. Sat on a narrow lead or drawing and going into second-period stoppage time, requires some possession football with a higher line and five in mid-field and to keep the opposition chasing it. We have some good ball-players and a very nice playing surface, so why boot the ball aimlessly when we could do much more by way of controlled football. You sit back at the wrong time at your peril and it has cost us dearly in the last three games and we had a leaning towards this last season. NW and staff need to coach it out of them and the players need to be confident enough (they are good enough) to play possession football and stifle the opposition when it's called for. COYR.
After what was a dullish first-half, our second-half performance was much brighter and livelier and had Lindon Meikle (my MotM) and then Wes Fletcher, have found the back of the net we would have run-out comfortable winners. Sat on a narrow lead or drawing and going into second-period stoppage time, requires some possession football with a higher line and five in mid-field and to keep the opposition chasing it. We have some good ball-players and a very nice playing surface, so why boot the ball aimlessly when we could do much more by way of controlled football. You sit back at the wrong time at your peril and it has cost us dearly in the last three games and we had a leaning towards this last season. NW and staff need to coach it out of them and the players need to be confident enough (they are good enough) to play possession football and stifle the opposition when it's called for. COYR. RooBeck
  • Score: 6

11:42am Sun 17 Aug 14

dadster says...

23rdApril1966 wrote:
Thought that we again played some good stuff in a hard fought encounter where a draw was probably fair. But as with last Saturday at Tranmere it is hard not to look upon it as two points tossed away when the goal came so late in the game. Meikle upped his game and Straker has good quality. Good to see Hyde back and Fletcher get 20'mins.
A blind man can see that we simply have to convert more chances but I will wager that the other 23 managers will be saying same thing.
Sadly though whilst I suspect any keeper that came in to replace Pope was going to have a similar task to Moyes in replacing Ferguson I am afraid that with the exception of his height I see nothing that tells me he is a better bet than Ingham.....and let me say here and now that I have my concerns with him too. But I still maintain that Mooney could have saved Tranmere's equaliser and having just watched a replay on TV of Northampton's goal then I am sorry to say that that just wasn't good enough....yes it was well hit but the wall was far too easily beaten and was at least a man short or a yard too far across. The fact that Mooney simply never moved just compounded the issue. Was I the only one who felt that if they hit the target they would score?
He looks too leaden to me and whilst his height ought to be a positive it looks anything but right now. Time for a spell on the sidelines maybe?
I agree with most of your comments and I'm still unsure about Mooney but in fairness he did get down well to save at the feet of their striker when he was through on goal in the 2nd half yesterday. I would still give him time as he's still inexperienced and Ingham is not the answer for me. I would prefer to get someone on loan if Mooney doesn't perform. My main concern is his bulk which doesn't lend itself to great agility and he does need to command his area better but it's still early days and like you say it doesn't help that he's following on from Pope who was the best keeper I've seen at City over many years supporting the club.
[quote][p][bold]23rdApril1966[/bold] wrote: Thought that we again played some good stuff in a hard fought encounter where a draw was probably fair. But as with last Saturday at Tranmere it is hard not to look upon it as two points tossed away when the goal came so late in the game. Meikle upped his game and Straker has good quality. Good to see Hyde back and Fletcher get 20'mins. A blind man can see that we simply have to convert more chances but I will wager that the other 23 managers will be saying same thing. Sadly though whilst I suspect any keeper that came in to replace Pope was going to have a similar task to Moyes in replacing Ferguson I am afraid that with the exception of his height I see nothing that tells me he is a better bet than Ingham.....and let me say here and now that I have my concerns with him too. But I still maintain that Mooney could have saved Tranmere's equaliser and having just watched a replay on TV of Northampton's goal then I am sorry to say that that just wasn't good enough....yes it was well hit but the wall was far too easily beaten and was at least a man short or a yard too far across. The fact that Mooney simply never moved just compounded the issue. Was I the only one who felt that if they hit the target they would score? He looks too leaden to me and whilst his height ought to be a positive it looks anything but right now. Time for a spell on the sidelines maybe?[/p][/quote]I agree with most of your comments and I'm still unsure about Mooney but in fairness he did get down well to save at the feet of their striker when he was through on goal in the 2nd half yesterday. I would still give him time as he's still inexperienced and Ingham is not the answer for me. I would prefer to get someone on loan if Mooney doesn't perform. My main concern is his bulk which doesn't lend itself to great agility and he does need to command his area better but it's still early days and like you say it doesn't help that he's following on from Pope who was the best keeper I've seen at City over many years supporting the club. dadster
  • Score: 4

12:10pm Sun 17 Aug 14

convician says...

mooney is dog turd. no reflexes, terrible positioning for there goal bring back ingham now!!
miekle man of the match for effort
mooney is dog turd. no reflexes, terrible positioning for there goal bring back ingham now!! miekle man of the match for effort convician
  • Score: -17

12:40pm Sun 17 Aug 14

play up city says...

Got to ask ourselves why with a goal up with dying minutes of the game are we still goin 100 mile an hour like it was us chasing the game rather than putting our foot on the ball and going into the corners and taking our time? Three times now its been the same rush and pass like instead of just getting a 1-0 win we gotta beat teams 4 and 5-0.
Oh and terrible positioning for a wall leading to the free kick and goal you could of got the away teams bus through it....
Got to ask ourselves why with a goal up with dying minutes of the game are we still goin 100 mile an hour like it was us chasing the game rather than putting our foot on the ball and going into the corners and taking our time? Three times now its been the same rush and pass like instead of just getting a 1-0 win we gotta beat teams 4 and 5-0. Oh and terrible positioning for a wall leading to the free kick and goal you could of got the away teams bus through it.... play up city
  • Score: 4

12:45pm Sun 17 Aug 14

dazthecat says...

Like plenty others have said I'm not convinced by Mooney yet either. What I would say is I wasn't completely convinced with Pope after his couple of games either, and look how that turned out.

I was hugely encouraged by the rest of the team though. Defence shaky at times but will only get better. Meekly and Straker are exciting and will we still have Carson and Coulson to use there too. And when Hyde and Fletcher are fully fit we will have a very strong strike force. Throw Summerfield into that, who Shrewbury fans and Russell Penn all rate very highly and I think this will be the most exciting team we've seen for a long time. The first week is just a blip.
Like plenty others have said I'm not convinced by Mooney yet either. What I would say is I wasn't completely convinced with Pope after his couple of games either, and look how that turned out. I was hugely encouraged by the rest of the team though. Defence shaky at times but will only get better. Meekly and Straker are exciting and will we still have Carson and Coulson to use there too. And when Hyde and Fletcher are fully fit we will have a very strong strike force. Throw Summerfield into that, who Shrewbury fans and Russell Penn all rate very highly and I think this will be the most exciting team we've seen for a long time. The first week is just a blip. dazthecat
  • Score: 5

12:47pm Sun 17 Aug 14

dazthecat says...

dazthecat wrote:
Like plenty others have said I'm not convinced by Mooney yet either. What I would say is I wasn't completely convinced with Pope after his couple of games either, and look how that turned out.

I was hugely encouraged by the rest of the team though. Defence shaky at times but will only get better. Meekly and Straker are exciting and will we still have Carson and Coulson to use there too. And when Hyde and Fletcher are fully fit we will have a very strong strike force. Throw Summerfield into that, who Shrewbury fans and Russell Penn all rate very highly and I think this will be the most exciting team we've seen for a long time. The first week is just a blip.
*Meikle!! When I typed it this time autocorrect chucked Milked in there
[quote][p][bold]dazthecat[/bold] wrote: Like plenty others have said I'm not convinced by Mooney yet either. What I would say is I wasn't completely convinced with Pope after his couple of games either, and look how that turned out. I was hugely encouraged by the rest of the team though. Defence shaky at times but will only get better. Meekly and Straker are exciting and will we still have Carson and Coulson to use there too. And when Hyde and Fletcher are fully fit we will have a very strong strike force. Throw Summerfield into that, who Shrewbury fans and Russell Penn all rate very highly and I think this will be the most exciting team we've seen for a long time. The first week is just a blip.[/p][/quote]*Meikle!! When I typed it this time autocorrect chucked Milked in there dazthecat
  • Score: 1

2:20pm Sun 17 Aug 14

joejamestom says...

convician wrote:
mooney is dog turd. no reflexes, terrible positioning for there goal bring back ingham now!!
miekle man of the match for effort
That's harsh he looks short of match practice & experience of what players of league quality can do, though the wall was poorly positioned & from the tv angle did not require the ball to be bent around. If we want to win tight games it may be better to have the experience of Ingham between the sticks. Meikle MOTM for me too if not for finishing but a close thing all the wide players had good games. So NW how do you keep your keepers confidence up improve him substantially still win games & keep your other keeper sharp its a squad game isn't it? Hope all the players keep it going not a bad effort on the pitch decent football just stuff to work on Tuesday more than winnable :)
[quote][p][bold]convician[/bold] wrote: mooney is dog turd. no reflexes, terrible positioning for there goal bring back ingham now!! miekle man of the match for effort[/p][/quote]That's harsh he looks short of match practice & experience of what players of league quality can do, though the wall was poorly positioned & from the tv angle did not require the ball to be bent around. If we want to win tight games it may be better to have the experience of Ingham between the sticks. Meikle MOTM for me too if not for finishing but a close thing all the wide players had good games. So NW how do you keep your keepers confidence up improve him substantially still win games & keep your other keeper sharp its a squad game isn't it? Hope all the players keep it going not a bad effort on the pitch decent football just stuff to work on Tuesday more than winnable :) joejamestom
  • Score: 8

5:14pm Sun 17 Aug 14

bill bailey says...

joejamestom wrote:
convician wrote:
mooney is dog turd. no reflexes, terrible positioning for there goal bring back ingham now!!
miekle man of the match for effort
That's harsh he looks short of match practice & experience of what players of league quality can do, though the wall was poorly positioned & from the tv angle did not require the ball to be bent around. If we want to win tight games it may be better to have the experience of Ingham between the sticks. Meikle MOTM for me too if not for finishing but a close thing all the wide players had good games. So NW how do you keep your keepers confidence up improve him substantially still win games & keep your other keeper sharp its a squad game isn't it? Hope all the players keep it going not a bad effort on the pitch decent football just stuff to work on Tuesday more than winnable :)
IT's a keepers job to position the wall . Sir Alex comment earlier was right, also Joejamestom said short of practice, rubbish, If his judgement is wrong then he should be dropped until he sorts it out and replacing him with Ingham is putting us back in the position we were in before Christmas he wasn't good enough then that's why Pope was brought in so nothing will convince me he's any better now, Having a 6ft8in keeper looks impressive on paper but if he's not boss in the area and can't get down quick enough to ground shots he's not my man. and there are many on here who said the same about Ingham last year if they remember.
[quote][p][bold]joejamestom[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]convician[/bold] wrote: mooney is dog turd. no reflexes, terrible positioning for there goal bring back ingham now!! miekle man of the match for effort[/p][/quote]That's harsh he looks short of match practice & experience of what players of league quality can do, though the wall was poorly positioned & from the tv angle did not require the ball to be bent around. If we want to win tight games it may be better to have the experience of Ingham between the sticks. Meikle MOTM for me too if not for finishing but a close thing all the wide players had good games. So NW how do you keep your keepers confidence up improve him substantially still win games & keep your other keeper sharp its a squad game isn't it? Hope all the players keep it going not a bad effort on the pitch decent football just stuff to work on Tuesday more than winnable :)[/p][/quote]IT's a keepers job to position the wall . Sir Alex comment earlier was right, also Joejamestom said short of practice, rubbish, If his judgement is wrong then he should be dropped until he sorts it out and replacing him with Ingham is putting us back in the position we were in before Christmas he wasn't good enough then that's why Pope was brought in so nothing will convince me he's any better now, Having a 6ft8in keeper looks impressive on paper but if he's not boss in the area and can't get down quick enough to ground shots he's not my man. and there are many on here who said the same about Ingham last year if they remember. bill bailey
  • Score: 0

5:32pm Sun 17 Aug 14

nomorenursing says...

I spoke to a Northampton fan after the game, and most of their supporters were of the opinion that their player 'bought' the free kick which lead to their goal. However, watching from my position in the pop stand I saw a huge gap between the wall and the edge of the area with Mooney on the right hand side of the goal, I had turned to my friend to say 'I'm really concerned about.... oh, goal'. To say I was gutted at yet again conceding a late goal is an understatement, especially at the insistence in just hoofing the ball out at virtually every moment after we score. As other posters have stated NW has to stamp this out, and quick, as we are better than that. I also agree that with our strikers com ing back we will give someone a right pasting soon (hopefully Luton ha ha)! Lindon Meikle was MoTM for me for his non-stop chasing and you could see his utter frustration when we conceded late again. Still, can't help but feel positive as the side look far better than last season, and we will get better as time goes on. Watching FL show today, saw that Portsmouth's players are still intent on GBH, as one of the Cambridge players was scythed down and the Pompey player rightly got red for it. Cambridge unlucky not get at least a point. Beware City, Cambridge will be no pushovers on Tuesday, but I still think that we should win comfortably.
I spoke to a Northampton fan after the game, and most of their supporters were of the opinion that their player 'bought' the free kick which lead to their goal. However, watching from my position in the pop stand I saw a huge gap between the wall and the edge of the area with Mooney on the right hand side of the goal, I had turned to my friend to say 'I'm really concerned about.... oh, goal'. To say I was gutted at yet again conceding a late goal is an understatement, especially at the insistence in just hoofing the ball out at virtually every moment after we score. As other posters have stated NW has to stamp this out, and quick, as we are better than that. I also agree that with our strikers com ing back we will give someone a right pasting soon (hopefully Luton ha ha)! Lindon Meikle was MoTM for me for his non-stop chasing and you could see his utter frustration when we conceded late again. Still, can't help but feel positive as the side look far better than last season, and we will get better as time goes on. Watching FL show today, saw that Portsmouth's players are still intent on GBH, as one of the Cambridge players was scythed down and the Pompey player rightly got red for it. Cambridge unlucky not get at least a point. Beware City, Cambridge will be no pushovers on Tuesday, but I still think that we should win comfortably. nomorenursing
  • Score: 4

11:51pm Sun 17 Aug 14

redbluelion says...

sometimes its like ground hog day being a york city fan.. but things will improve with time...fletch being back is the beginning..
sometimes its like ground hog day being a york city fan.. but things will improve with time...fletch being back is the beginning.. redbluelion
  • Score: 2

9:27am Mon 18 Aug 14

Don't beat about the bush says...

Wel here go again "still unbeaten" and we are on a run, but l same old problems (apart from can't defend late on) we don't score enough goals and that is the problem - you will always concede in this league so score more!

Don't come back on an unbeaten drawn run if say 5 games = 5poibts and 0 goal difference - win 4 out of 5 = double the points and a plus goal difference

Below mid table
Wel here go again "still unbeaten" and we are on a run, but l same old problems (apart from can't defend late on) we don't score enough goals and that is the problem - you will always concede in this league so score more! Don't come back on an unbeaten drawn run if say 5 games = 5poibts and 0 goal difference - win 4 out of 5 = double the points and a plus goal difference Below mid table Don't beat about the bush
  • Score: -1

2:49pm Mon 18 Aug 14

bill bailey says...

Anyone heard that Paddy Lenny Leeds keeper is interested in City on a short spell, he's a free agent I hear.
Anyone heard that Paddy Lenny Leeds keeper is interested in City on a short spell, he's a free agent I hear. bill bailey
  • Score: -1

2:50pm Mon 18 Aug 14

bill bailey says...

bill bailey wrote:
Anyone heard that Paddy Lenny Leeds keeper is interested in City on a short spell, he's a free agent I hear.
Sorry its Kenny.
[quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: Anyone heard that Paddy Lenny Leeds keeper is interested in City on a short spell, he's a free agent I hear.[/p][/quote]Sorry its Kenny. bill bailey
  • Score: 0

3:09pm Mon 18 Aug 14

joejamestom says...

bill bailey wrote:
joejamestom wrote:
convician wrote:
mooney is dog turd. no reflexes, terrible positioning for there goal bring back ingham now!!
miekle man of the match for effort
That's harsh he looks short of match practice & experience of what players of league quality can do, though the wall was poorly positioned & from the tv angle did not require the ball to be bent around. If we want to win tight games it may be better to have the experience of Ingham between the sticks. Meikle MOTM for me too if not for finishing but a close thing all the wide players had good games. So NW how do you keep your keepers confidence up improve him substantially still win games & keep your other keeper sharp its a squad game isn't it? Hope all the players keep it going not a bad effort on the pitch decent football just stuff to work on Tuesday more than winnable :)
IT's a keepers job to position the wall . Sir Alex comment earlier was right, also Joejamestom said short of practice, rubbish, If his judgement is wrong then he should be dropped until he sorts it out and replacing him with Ingham is putting us back in the position we were in before Christmas he wasn't good enough then that's why Pope was brought in so nothing will convince me he's any better now, Having a 6ft8in keeper looks impressive on paper but if he's not boss in the area and can't get down quick enough to ground shots he's not my man. and there are many on here who said the same about Ingham last year if they remember.
You never have been one for respecting or appreciating another's point of view or opinion, fortunately NW is a loyal man to his players to a point & his budget for loan players will be spent once he believes the other avenues have been exhausted. Interesting times for the Minstermen.
[quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]joejamestom[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]convician[/bold] wrote: mooney is dog turd. no reflexes, terrible positioning for there goal bring back ingham now!! miekle man of the match for effort[/p][/quote]That's harsh he looks short of match practice & experience of what players of league quality can do, though the wall was poorly positioned & from the tv angle did not require the ball to be bent around. If we want to win tight games it may be better to have the experience of Ingham between the sticks. Meikle MOTM for me too if not for finishing but a close thing all the wide players had good games. So NW how do you keep your keepers confidence up improve him substantially still win games & keep your other keeper sharp its a squad game isn't it? Hope all the players keep it going not a bad effort on the pitch decent football just stuff to work on Tuesday more than winnable :)[/p][/quote]IT's a keepers job to position the wall . Sir Alex comment earlier was right, also Joejamestom said short of practice, rubbish, If his judgement is wrong then he should be dropped until he sorts it out and replacing him with Ingham is putting us back in the position we were in before Christmas he wasn't good enough then that's why Pope was brought in so nothing will convince me he's any better now, Having a 6ft8in keeper looks impressive on paper but if he's not boss in the area and can't get down quick enough to ground shots he's not my man. and there are many on here who said the same about Ingham last year if they remember.[/p][/quote]You never have been one for respecting or appreciating another's point of view or opinion, fortunately NW is a loyal man to his players to a point & his budget for loan players will be spent once he believes the other avenues have been exhausted. Interesting times for the Minstermen. joejamestom
  • Score: 2

3:11pm Mon 18 Aug 14

Fat Harry says...

bill bailey wrote:
bill bailey wrote: Anyone heard that Paddy Lenny Leeds keeper is interested in City on a short spell, he's a free agent I hear.
Sorry its Kenny.
Kenny Lenny? The jokers on here will have a field day.
[quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: Anyone heard that Paddy Lenny Leeds keeper is interested in City on a short spell, he's a free agent I hear.[/p][/quote]Sorry its Kenny.[/p][/quote]Kenny Lenny? The jokers on here will have a field day. Fat Harry
  • Score: 1

3:34pm Mon 18 Aug 14

bill bailey says...

joejamestom wrote:
bill bailey wrote:
joejamestom wrote:
convician wrote:
mooney is dog turd. no reflexes, terrible positioning for there goal bring back ingham now!!
miekle man of the match for effort
That's harsh he looks short of match practice & experience of what players of league quality can do, though the wall was poorly positioned & from the tv angle did not require the ball to be bent around. If we want to win tight games it may be better to have the experience of Ingham between the sticks. Meikle MOTM for me too if not for finishing but a close thing all the wide players had good games. So NW how do you keep your keepers confidence up improve him substantially still win games & keep your other keeper sharp its a squad game isn't it? Hope all the players keep it going not a bad effort on the pitch decent football just stuff to work on Tuesday more than winnable :)
IT's a keepers job to position the wall . Sir Alex comment earlier was right, also Joejamestom said short of practice, rubbish, If his judgement is wrong then he should be dropped until he sorts it out and replacing him with Ingham is putting us back in the position we were in before Christmas he wasn't good enough then that's why Pope was brought in so nothing will convince me he's any better now, Having a 6ft8in keeper looks impressive on paper but if he's not boss in the area and can't get down quick enough to ground shots he's not my man. and there are many on here who said the same about Ingham last year if they remember.
You never have been one for respecting or appreciating another's point of view or opinion, fortunately NW is a loyal man to his players to a point & his budget for loan players will be spent once he believes the other avenues have been exhausted. Interesting times for the Minstermen.
Sorry JJ. I didn't mean you write rubbish I enjoy your posts and respect your comments, Mooney , In my opinion, he has had ample game time to show us what he's made of, and I don't think he's any better than Ingham, and if Ingham wasn't the man last Christmas he's not the man now. Your remarks about NW I said many times on here, but its better to change track at this time of the season than leave it until mid season ,
[quote][p][bold]joejamestom[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]joejamestom[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]convician[/bold] wrote: mooney is dog turd. no reflexes, terrible positioning for there goal bring back ingham now!! miekle man of the match for effort[/p][/quote]That's harsh he looks short of match practice & experience of what players of league quality can do, though the wall was poorly positioned & from the tv angle did not require the ball to be bent around. If we want to win tight games it may be better to have the experience of Ingham between the sticks. Meikle MOTM for me too if not for finishing but a close thing all the wide players had good games. So NW how do you keep your keepers confidence up improve him substantially still win games & keep your other keeper sharp its a squad game isn't it? Hope all the players keep it going not a bad effort on the pitch decent football just stuff to work on Tuesday more than winnable :)[/p][/quote]IT's a keepers job to position the wall . Sir Alex comment earlier was right, also Joejamestom said short of practice, rubbish, If his judgement is wrong then he should be dropped until he sorts it out and replacing him with Ingham is putting us back in the position we were in before Christmas he wasn't good enough then that's why Pope was brought in so nothing will convince me he's any better now, Having a 6ft8in keeper looks impressive on paper but if he's not boss in the area and can't get down quick enough to ground shots he's not my man. and there are many on here who said the same about Ingham last year if they remember.[/p][/quote]You never have been one for respecting or appreciating another's point of view or opinion, fortunately NW is a loyal man to his players to a point & his budget for loan players will be spent once he believes the other avenues have been exhausted. Interesting times for the Minstermen.[/p][/quote]Sorry JJ. I didn't mean you write rubbish I enjoy your posts and respect your comments, Mooney , In my opinion, he has had ample game time to show us what he's made of, and I don't think he's any better than Ingham, and if Ingham wasn't the man last Christmas he's not the man now. Your remarks about NW I said many times on here, but its better to change track at this time of the season than leave it until mid season , bill bailey
  • Score: 2

4:28pm Mon 18 Aug 14

pip007 says...

bill bailey wrote:
bill bailey wrote:
Anyone heard that Paddy Lenny Leeds keeper is interested in City on a short spell, he's a free agent I hear.
Sorry its Kenny.
That's interesting. Good keeper. Is it just that he's interested in City (i.e., would like a job) or are there signs that Nigel is also interested in him? On a related note, I see that Nick Pope came on for Charlton at the weekend. Injury to first keeper. Might be his big chance to cement his place in the Championship. On an unrelated note, I also read that Shaq McDonald signed for Derby County. It'll be interesting to see how his career goes from there. I'm still rather mystified by that whole story.
[quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: Anyone heard that Paddy Lenny Leeds keeper is interested in City on a short spell, he's a free agent I hear.[/p][/quote]Sorry its Kenny.[/p][/quote]That's interesting. Good keeper. Is it just that he's interested in City (i.e., would like a job) or are there signs that Nigel is also interested in him? On a related note, I see that Nick Pope came on for Charlton at the weekend. Injury to first keeper. Might be his big chance to cement his place in the Championship. On an unrelated note, I also read that Shaq McDonald signed for Derby County. It'll be interesting to see how his career goes from there. I'm still rather mystified by that whole story. pip007
  • Score: 1

4:41pm Mon 18 Aug 14

Monks Boss says...

Just heard Interserve have got the contract to build new stadium.Also York council have applied for it to hold 8000.This is all true NO BS.
Just heard Interserve have got the contract to build new stadium.Also York council have applied for it to hold 8000.This is all true NO BS. Monks Boss
  • Score: 7

7:59pm Mon 18 Aug 14

Tug job says...

Monks Boss wrote:
Just heard Interserve have got the contract to build new stadium.Also York council have applied for it to hold 8000.This is all true NO BS.
That's plausible - they did the builds for Swansea and Millwall.
[quote][p][bold]Monks Boss[/bold] wrote: Just heard Interserve have got the contract to build new stadium.Also York council have applied for it to hold 8000.This is all true NO BS.[/p][/quote]That's plausible - they did the builds for Swansea and Millwall. Tug job
  • Score: 0

9:24pm Mon 18 Aug 14

Monks Boss says...

Tug job wrote:
Monks Boss wrote:
Just heard Interserve have got the contract to build new stadium.Also York council have applied for it to hold 8000.This is all true NO BS.
That's plausible - they did the builds for Swansea and Millwall.
Didn't know about there other builds..Well all i can say is watch this space.I hope i don't get egg on my face now,ha!
[quote][p][bold]Tug job[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Monks Boss[/bold] wrote: Just heard Interserve have got the contract to build new stadium.Also York council have applied for it to hold 8000.This is all true NO BS.[/p][/quote]That's plausible - they did the builds for Swansea and Millwall.[/p][/quote]Didn't know about there other builds..Well all i can say is watch this space.I hope i don't get egg on my face now,ha! Monks Boss
  • Score: 0

10:58am Tue 19 Aug 14

bill bailey says...

pip007 wrote:
bill bailey wrote:
bill bailey wrote:
Anyone heard that Paddy Lenny Leeds keeper is interested in City on a short spell, he's a free agent I hear.
Sorry its Kenny.
That's interesting. Good keeper. Is it just that he's interested in City (i.e., would like a job) or are there signs that Nigel is also interested in him? On a related note, I see that Nick Pope came on for Charlton at the weekend. Injury to first keeper. Might be his big chance to cement his place in the Championship. On an unrelated note, I also read that Shaq McDonald signed for Derby County. It'll be interesting to see how his career goes from there. I'm still rather mystified by that whole story.
I wish I hadn't posted what I heard, I have since gone through his history and its not good reading Wine, Women , Booze, and Drugs, a real waster
he's 36 and still a no good nasty piece of work. your right he has been a good keeper,
[quote][p][bold]pip007[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: Anyone heard that Paddy Lenny Leeds keeper is interested in City on a short spell, he's a free agent I hear.[/p][/quote]Sorry its Kenny.[/p][/quote]That's interesting. Good keeper. Is it just that he's interested in City (i.e., would like a job) or are there signs that Nigel is also interested in him? On a related note, I see that Nick Pope came on for Charlton at the weekend. Injury to first keeper. Might be his big chance to cement his place in the Championship. On an unrelated note, I also read that Shaq McDonald signed for Derby County. It'll be interesting to see how his career goes from there. I'm still rather mystified by that whole story.[/p][/quote]I wish I hadn't posted what I heard, I have since gone through his history and its not good reading Wine, Women , Booze, and Drugs, a real waster he's 36 and still a no good nasty piece of work. your right he has been a good keeper, bill bailey
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