York City draw fifth successive league game after 0-0 stalemate against Wycombe

Michael Coulson heads into a Wycombe ambush

Lindon Meikle takes on the Wycombe defence

York City central defensive kingpin Keith Lowe hammers the ball goalwards but to no avail

City striker Jake Hyde searches for the ball in a close-up challenge

Femi Ilesanmi throws his weight into getting York forward again

Anthony Straker on red alert

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YORK City’s unusual start to the season is beginning to draw attention from Football League record compilers.

Saturday’s 0-0 stalemate with Wycombe means City have now shared the spoils in each of their first five league fixtures and that is just one match short of equalling the longest sequence at the beginning of any single campaign during the competition’s 126-year history.

That benchmark is shared by the 1973/74 Stockport side and Leicester City’s class of ’76/77 but the Minstermen’s current run is sufficiently abnormal to have been matched just seven times since the League’s formation in 1888.

Furthermore, Sheffield United were the last team to open up with a quintet of draws back in 2001, meaning City are only the second club to do so this millennium.

For anybody looking for reasons as to why Nigel Worthington’s men have emulated the Blades, then the lack of a cutting edge has to be high on the list of possible explanations.

The Minstermen have managed 75 shots this term, compared to 40 from their opponents, creating the greater number of chances in all six of their league and cup fixtures so far.

During their latest outing, the hosts had 17 goal attempts versus Wycombe’s six but, in a pattern familiar to City fans for many months, never looked like converting that territorial superiority into a proportional number of goals.

Worthington’s team have only managed to score more than a single goal twice in their last 17 competitive matches.

In fact, during 22 of their 30 fixtures since the start of 2014, City have only scored one goal or less.

Worthington has cited poor decision making as a factor behind his side’s lack of potency and that was evident on Saturday when, sometimes, an extra touch and, on other occasions, a rushed finish saw a host of promising openings bear no fruit.

In attack, Michael Coulson has now failed to net in his last nine matches and only managed to score once from open play in 16 outings.

For all his qualities, a question mark remains over Coulson’s ability to contribute the bread-and-butter goals that characterise any successful centre forward.

Most of his good work continues to take place outside the 18-yard box and a move back to the flanks might be imminent, unless he can prove capable of running in behind defences to take one-on-one opportunities and of getting on the end of crosses, rather than delivering them.

Jake Hyde – his striking partner for the last four fixtures – has more of a goalscoring pedigree but, having netted twice in his first couple of City appearances, he has now laboured and been replaced by 16-year-old rookie Ben Hirst in back-to-back matches.

With City handicapped by their profligacy, there remains an enormous emphasis on the defence’s ability to keep a clean sheet, which was the cornerstone of last term’s play-off push.

John McCombe’s recall assisted on that front as the Minstermen managed their first shut-out of the new campaign although, despite Wycombe’s limited sights of the home goal, visiting strikers Steven Craig and Paul Hayes had excellent second-half chances to claim maximum points.

Earlier, in the third minute, Hayes tried his luck with Wanderers’ only first-half shot – an audacious 35-yard effort that sailed over Michael Ingham’s crossbar.

At the other end, McCombe prodded wide from a Femi Ilesanmi cross and tested his hamstrings, but not Wycombe keeper Matt Ingram, with an improvised overhead kick.

Luke Summerfield’s low 25-yard drive was also gathered by Ingram, while, from further out, Lindon Meikle hit the roof of the David Longhurst Stand and Marvin McCoy fired wide.

Just before the break, Anthony Straker then missed the target twice – lifting a 12-yard, first-time attempt over from Summerfield’s well-driven corner and curling wide after terrorising unconvincing Wycombe left-back Joe Jacobson with a positive raid from the right.

After the break, Coulson bent a 15-yard effort wide before an Ilesanmi mistake on 55 minutes led to the Buckinghamshire side’s best chance of the afternoon.

The City left back gave the ball away to Paris Cowan-Hall, whose right-wing cross picked out Craig eight yards from goal but the 33-year-old Scotsman’s low shot was parried to safety by Ingham.

Moments later, the Minstermen squandered their easiest opening of the match when Ingram could only palm out Coulson’s free kick but Hyde, following up, poked the ball wide from four yards.

Coulson also flashed a chance wide of Ingram’s left-hand near post from an acute angle, while Keith Lowe’s downward header and another Summerfield long-range drive forced further saves.

But it was ex-Championship forward Hayes who should have settled matters on 82 minutes.

His ten-yard shot, though, lacked both power and direction as Ingham kept it out with his trailing left leg.

Match facts

York City

Ingham 7 – proved equal to Wycombe’s best two chances but kicking could have been better 

McCoy 7 – solid throughout against his old club and willing to join in attacks when possible

Lowe 7 – cleared his lines when necessary and looked more confident after a couple of uncertain displays

STAR MAN McCombe 8 – displayed strong positional sense to snuff out several Wycombe attacks on the floor and in the air 

Ilesanmi 7 – almost made a costly error but determined, even if his left-wing raids were not helped by the heavily-sanded pitch

Meikle 6 – could have threatened unconvincing left-back Jacobson more and his only shot hit the roof of the David Longhurst Stand

Penn 7 – patrolled the midfield with intent and proved a combative adversary for the visitors

Summerfield 7 – tested Ingram with a couple of firm long-range drives and involved throughout

Straker 7 – looked to be getting into the groove towards the end of the first half but substituted after a quiet 20 minutes following the restart

Hyde 6 – needed to be sharper when the ball fell to him in front of goal just before the hour and later replaced for fourth game in a row

Coulson 6 – full of endeavour but nearest he came to a goal was from a free kick

Subs: Wes Fletcher 7 – lively (for Straker, 65), Ben Hirst (for Hyde, 75).

Subs not used: Jason Mooney, Daniel Parslow, Ryan Jarvis, Lewis Montrose, Dave Winfield.

Wycombe: Matt Ingram, Sido Jombati, Alfie Mawson, Aaron Pierre, Joe Jacobson, Paris Cowan-Hall (Max Kretzschmar,80), Sam Wood, Peter Murphy, Danny Rowe, Paul Hayes (Matt McClure, 83), Steven Craig (Aaron Holloway, 75). Subs not used: Stuart Lewis, Matt Bloomfield, Barry Richardson, Nicky Walker.

Wycombe star man: Mawson – gave an assured display at the back

Booked: Wood 56, Jacobson 60, Pierre 86.

Attendance: 3,209 (229 from Wycombe)

Referee: Chris Kavanagh (Ashton-under-Lyne) rating: 5/10 – never looked wise to visitors’ time-wasting 

Shots on target: City 6, Wycombe 2 
Shots off target: City 11, Wycombe 4 
Corners: City 9, Wycombe 3 
Fouls conceded: City 15, Wycombe 13 
Offsides: City 3, Wycombe 4

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5:11pm Sat 30 Aug 14

yorknomadssociety says...

Absolute rubbish.
Absolute rubbish. yorknomadssociety
  • Score: -18

5:21pm Sat 30 Aug 14

SelseyBill says...

Seems like we were here last year, do we have this many games to waste. What happened to we won!t need the play offs. On this form we will be out of the league. 18 shots and no goals does not give a good feeling. Clean sheet is a positive but you have to score to win. what next!!!
Seems like we were here last year, do we have this many games to waste. What happened to we won!t need the play offs. On this form we will be out of the league. 18 shots and no goals does not give a good feeling. Clean sheet is a positive but you have to score to win. what next!!! SelseyBill
  • Score: -23

5:23pm Sat 30 Aug 14

SelseyBill says...

Lousy result AGAIN
Lousy result AGAIN SelseyBill
  • Score: -20

5:28pm Sat 30 Aug 14

YorkCityLuke says...

Wycombe were so very poor, but in a sense they 'won' the game because they wanted a draw and got one. I don't know what we were playing for - we had plenty of possession and even a fair few forays into their box, but only timid shots or slow crosses which were easily cut out to show for our efforts. I think (hope!) this squad has the potential to be a decent League 2 outfit but something is wrong at the moment.
Wycombe were so very poor, but in a sense they 'won' the game because they wanted a draw and got one. I don't know what we were playing for - we had plenty of possession and even a fair few forays into their box, but only timid shots or slow crosses which were easily cut out to show for our efforts. I think (hope!) this squad has the potential to be a decent League 2 outfit but something is wrong at the moment. YorkCityLuke
  • Score: 19

5:32pm Sat 30 Aug 14

yorkandproud says...

yorknomadssociety wrote:
Absolute rubbish.
I'll try to be a bit more constructive. Unlike previous drawn games this season, where we played quite well and conceded goals late on, we were no firing at all today. Lots of misplaced passes, and many aimless hoofs downfield. We had in Meikle, the most dangerous player on the ball, and with a bit of luck we might have had a first half goal. Early days still, so let's not get too downbeat. COYR.
[quote][p][bold]yorknomadssociety[/bold] wrote: Absolute rubbish.[/p][/quote]I'll try to be a bit more constructive. Unlike previous drawn games this season, where we played quite well and conceded goals late on, we were no firing at all today. Lots of misplaced passes, and many aimless hoofs downfield. We had in Meikle, the most dangerous player on the ball, and with a bit of luck we might have had a first half goal. Early days still, so let's not get too downbeat. COYR. yorkandproud
  • Score: 9

5:33pm Sat 30 Aug 14

bill bailey says...

YORK CITY ,,,,23 Shots----6 on goal. I REST THE CASE I HAVE BEEN MAKING
OVER THE LAST FIVE GAME.
YORK CITY ,,,,23 Shots----6 on goal. I REST THE CASE I HAVE BEEN MAKING OVER THE LAST FIVE GAME. bill bailey
  • Score: -31

5:34pm Sat 30 Aug 14

bill bailey says...

yorkandproud wrote:
yorknomadssociety wrote:
Absolute rubbish.
I'll try to be a bit more constructive. Unlike previous drawn games this season, where we played quite well and conceded goals late on, we were no firing at all today. Lots of misplaced passes, and many aimless hoofs downfield. We had in Meikle, the most dangerous player on the ball, and with a bit of luck we might have had a first half goal. Early days still, so let's not get too downbeat. COYR.
YOUR EASY TO PLEASE.
[quote][p][bold]yorkandproud[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]yorknomadssociety[/bold] wrote: Absolute rubbish.[/p][/quote]I'll try to be a bit more constructive. Unlike previous drawn games this season, where we played quite well and conceded goals late on, we were no firing at all today. Lots of misplaced passes, and many aimless hoofs downfield. We had in Meikle, the most dangerous player on the ball, and with a bit of luck we might have had a first half goal. Early days still, so let's not get too downbeat. COYR.[/p][/quote]YOUR EASY TO PLEASE. bill bailey
  • Score: -25

5:43pm Sat 30 Aug 14

PositiveFootball says...

bill bailey wrote:
YORK CITY ,,,,23 Shots----6 on goal. I REST THE CASE I HAVE BEEN MAKING
OVER THE LAST FIVE GAME.
Stop shouting!
[quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: YORK CITY ,,,,23 Shots----6 on goal. I REST THE CASE I HAVE BEEN MAKING OVER THE LAST FIVE GAME.[/p][/quote]Stop shouting! PositiveFootball
  • Score: 28

5:45pm Sat 30 Aug 14

dadster says...

bill bailey wrote:
YORK CITY ,,,,23 Shots----6 on goal. I REST THE CASE I HAVE BEEN MAKING
OVER THE LAST FIVE GAME.
With the greatest of respect it's easy to state the obvious but it would be useful and more constructive to hear your thoughts on the game today in general assuming you were there and not just quoting from the BBC website which is notoriously incorrect for stats.
[quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: YORK CITY ,,,,23 Shots----6 on goal. I REST THE CASE I HAVE BEEN MAKING OVER THE LAST FIVE GAME.[/p][/quote]With the greatest of respect it's easy to state the obvious but it would be useful and more constructive to hear your thoughts on the game today in general assuming you were there and not just quoting from the BBC website which is notoriously incorrect for stats. dadster
  • Score: 28

5:50pm Sat 30 Aug 14

PositiveFootball says...

Wycombe came for the point and continually wasted time. That combined with a pitch that had too much sand on it and a blustery wind made it a very poor spectacle. On the positive side we are one of four teams unbeaten in this league.
Wycombe came for the point and continually wasted time. That combined with a pitch that had too much sand on it and a blustery wind made it a very poor spectacle. On the positive side we are one of four teams unbeaten in this league. PositiveFootball
  • Score: 13

5:56pm Sat 30 Aug 14

beckylaner says...

Poor from both sides. City desperately need a striker. No real sense that City were looking to impose. Very disappointing. When did City score more than two goals in a game?
Poor from both sides. City desperately need a striker. No real sense that City were looking to impose. Very disappointing. When did City score more than two goals in a game? beckylaner
  • Score: 7

5:58pm Sat 30 Aug 14

dadster says...

As someone who was there today it was a poor game and it highlighted to me just how important Fletcher is to us at the moment as he seems to be the only one who has the fluid movement and goal threat that we need even with his cameo appearances. Hyde needs to improve but in fairness the service from both flanks was poor today both from the wingers and full backs. I would start Fletcher on Tuesday as we need him back ASAP. Was also impressed with young Hirst when he came on so would give him a start also on Tuesday. He at least looked quick and lively and prepared to run in behind and stretch their defence who had had a fairly comfortable afternoon.

Despite our territorial advantage Wycombe had the best 2 chances and should have scored although credit to Ingham for his saves. However, his kicking is still a liability and at times today there was panic stations in our own box and what seemed a lack of communication between keeper and centre backs. This needs sorting quickly otherwise with the lack of goals we are going to be punished.

We are still unbeaten but the longer we go without a win the more difficult it gets and confidence ebbs away. 2 tough away games in the league to come so it's not going to get any easier. Today was a chance missed against a side that was content to play for a draw.
As someone who was there today it was a poor game and it highlighted to me just how important Fletcher is to us at the moment as he seems to be the only one who has the fluid movement and goal threat that we need even with his cameo appearances. Hyde needs to improve but in fairness the service from both flanks was poor today both from the wingers and full backs. I would start Fletcher on Tuesday as we need him back ASAP. Was also impressed with young Hirst when he came on so would give him a start also on Tuesday. He at least looked quick and lively and prepared to run in behind and stretch their defence who had had a fairly comfortable afternoon. Despite our territorial advantage Wycombe had the best 2 chances and should have scored although credit to Ingham for his saves. However, his kicking is still a liability and at times today there was panic stations in our own box and what seemed a lack of communication between keeper and centre backs. This needs sorting quickly otherwise with the lack of goals we are going to be punished. We are still unbeaten but the longer we go without a win the more difficult it gets and confidence ebbs away. 2 tough away games in the league to come so it's not going to get any easier. Today was a chance missed against a side that was content to play for a draw. dadster
  • Score: 16

6:00pm Sat 30 Aug 14

TheBurton says...

Thought overall we should have won the game. We played some good football without really putting their keeper under pressure. I'd take 5 points from 5 games rather than 0 from 5 any day. Still unbeaten in the league since Feb though!
Thought overall we should have won the game. We played some good football without really putting their keeper under pressure. I'd take 5 points from 5 games rather than 0 from 5 any day. Still unbeaten in the league since Feb though! TheBurton
  • Score: 5

6:06pm Sat 30 Aug 14

livewithit says...

1st visit to BC for years and could be a while till I go again. Too many basic errors. Some players looking like they are not concentrating on game at times .W came for draw and could have won it. Come on City that was dire at times today. Fletcher will improve things ( I hope) but need some of the forwards to put in a performance. Not worth the £19 i spent !
1st visit to BC for years and could be a while till I go again. Too many basic errors. Some players looking like they are not concentrating on game at times .W came for draw and could have won it. Come on City that was dire at times today. Fletcher will improve things ( I hope) but need some of the forwards to put in a performance. Not worth the £19 i spent ! livewithit
  • Score: -1

6:12pm Sat 30 Aug 14

FortessBC says...

We will be fine. Pitch and wind ruined it as a spectacle. Wycombe set up to frustrate and get a point but again we pressed more and with more quality in that final third we could have won. 2 best chances fell to them so we could have lost. Clean sheet is good lets hit that net and get our season going
We will be fine. Pitch and wind ruined it as a spectacle. Wycombe set up to frustrate and get a point but again we pressed more and with more quality in that final third we could have won. 2 best chances fell to them so we could have lost. Clean sheet is good lets hit that net and get our season going FortessBC
  • Score: 1

6:20pm Sat 30 Aug 14

beeryjack5on says...

Football at most professional levels is a constantly changing scenario and it will be no different in league 2 this season. It would be very ambitious to consider automatic promotion anything like a given and it will take time to see where we are in this league. Personally I am quite hopeful that we will have a good season, but as with the last two challenges (avoiding relegation and the fantastic run in to last seasons play offs,) the team is taking time to settle. In those last two campaigns NW did not make any hasty decisions and stuck to his own plans, but achieved much in 12-13 in keeping us in the league and very nearly achieved promotion earlier this year. Now is not the time to bicker and criticise, lets see where we are after 5 or 6 more games, with hopefully a number of fit strikers competing for places. COYR
Football at most professional levels is a constantly changing scenario and it will be no different in league 2 this season. It would be very ambitious to consider automatic promotion anything like a given and it will take time to see where we are in this league. Personally I am quite hopeful that we will have a good season, but as with the last two challenges (avoiding relegation and the fantastic run in to last seasons play offs,) the team is taking time to settle. In those last two campaigns NW did not make any hasty decisions and stuck to his own plans, but achieved much in 12-13 in keeping us in the league and very nearly achieved promotion earlier this year. Now is not the time to bicker and criticise, lets see where we are after 5 or 6 more games, with hopefully a number of fit strikers competing for places. COYR beeryjack5on
  • Score: 3

6:22pm Sat 30 Aug 14

Monks Boss says...

It must be sole destroying for NW alot of hard work behind closed doors is not paying dividends.What is missing? Creativity down the wings and decent crosses?A leader on the pitch?A proven 20 goals a season striker who has one chance all game AND scores?Brodie is wasting his time at Southport why not get him back..just a thought.BTW Ingham..well done today.
It must be sole destroying for NW alot of hard work behind closed doors is not paying dividends.What is missing? Creativity down the wings and decent crosses?A leader on the pitch?A proven 20 goals a season striker who has one chance all game AND scores?Brodie is wasting his time at Southport why not get him back..just a thought.BTW Ingham..well done today. Monks Boss
  • Score: 3

6:25pm Sat 30 Aug 14

livewithit says...

It's OK marking my comments down as - but I am only being honest. If you want to increase attendance that is not the way yo do it. As I said that was my first visit today for a few years and I am not paying to see hoofball and basic mistakes. Some players looked sharper in the warm up !
I went to the game with an open mind - followed city since 1970's but was disappointed today
It's OK marking my comments down as - but I am only being honest. If you want to increase attendance that is not the way yo do it. As I said that was my first visit today for a few years and I am not paying to see hoofball and basic mistakes. Some players looked sharper in the warm up ! I went to the game with an open mind - followed city since 1970's but was disappointed today livewithit
  • Score: -4

6:26pm Sat 30 Aug 14

nigthepig says...

Try and get Daniel Johnson on loan from Cardiff. He knows where the net is.
Try and get Daniel Johnson on loan from Cardiff. He knows where the net is. nigthepig
  • Score: -4

6:42pm Sat 30 Aug 14

yorkandproud says...

livewithit wrote:
It's OK marking my comments down as - but I am only being honest. If you want to increase attendance that is not the way yo do it. As I said that was my first visit today for a few years and I am not paying to see hoofball and basic mistakes. Some players looked sharper in the warm up !
I went to the game with an open mind - followed city since 1970's but was disappointed today
Of course the club want to increase attendances, but we aren't going to do that with people who say they have " followed city since the 70s" , yet it is your first visit to Bootham Crescent for years. Not only that, you don't have one positive word to say about the team you say you support. Then you get stroppy when forum members mark your comments down. See you in a few years then mate, and don't get lost finding our new ground, when you come to boost attendances in 20 years time.
[quote][p][bold]livewithit[/bold] wrote: It's OK marking my comments down as - but I am only being honest. If you want to increase attendance that is not the way yo do it. As I said that was my first visit today for a few years and I am not paying to see hoofball and basic mistakes. Some players looked sharper in the warm up ! I went to the game with an open mind - followed city since 1970's but was disappointed today[/p][/quote]Of course the club want to increase attendances, but we aren't going to do that with people who say they have " followed city since the 70s" , yet it is your first visit to Bootham Crescent for years. Not only that, you don't have one positive word to say about the team you say you support. Then you get stroppy when forum members mark your comments down. See you in a few years then mate, and don't get lost finding our new ground, when you come to boost attendances in 20 years time. yorkandproud
  • Score: 19

6:46pm Sat 30 Aug 14

duffy says...

livewithit wrote:
It's OK marking my comments down as - but I am only being honest. If you want to increase attendance that is not the way yo do it. As I said that was my first visit today for a few years and I am not paying to see hoofball and basic mistakes. Some players looked sharper in the warm up !
I went to the game with an open mind - followed city since 1970's but was disappointed today
To be fair it was a crap game but then again if you have not attended for years you were hardly going to suddenly support the team week in week out based on anything that was produced today.
[quote][p][bold]livewithit[/bold] wrote: It's OK marking my comments down as - but I am only being honest. If you want to increase attendance that is not the way yo do it. As I said that was my first visit today for a few years and I am not paying to see hoofball and basic mistakes. Some players looked sharper in the warm up ! I went to the game with an open mind - followed city since 1970's but was disappointed today[/p][/quote]To be fair it was a crap game but then again if you have not attended for years you were hardly going to suddenly support the team week in week out based on anything that was produced today. duffy
  • Score: 16

6:51pm Sat 30 Aug 14

RooBeck says...

Thought that as an entertainment spectacle, to-day's game was very much below average and we have to improve on this. Wycombe Wanderers were a negative team and set-up for the draw. As a team, we are still gelling but there is not too much wrong with the make-up or tactics but we are weak in the opposition box both in movement, creating and then getting in good attempts on goal. Michael Coulson is not at his best playing as a central attacking pairing and we should now go with Wes Fletcher and Jake Hyde up front. This is then a problem for NW because Lindon Meikle is making the wide right position his and improving with every game, so what to do with Coulson? But we have to start knocking in some chances, starting at Oakwell on Tuesday night and so surely time for a fresh look at our attacking options. Thought Michael Ingham looked slightly lacking in enthusiasm, confidence and mobility and though a supporter of his for the keepers position and despite his two saves(both which should have been goals and were poor efforts by Wycombe from easy positions), I wasn't convinced with his performance and he needs to up his game, starting with better communication with his defenders at set-pieces and generally, been more vocal and positive in claiming the ball in the 6-10 yard area of his box. COYR.
Thought that as an entertainment spectacle, to-day's game was very much below average and we have to improve on this. Wycombe Wanderers were a negative team and set-up for the draw. As a team, we are still gelling but there is not too much wrong with the make-up or tactics but we are weak in the opposition box both in movement, creating and then getting in good attempts on goal. Michael Coulson is not at his best playing as a central attacking pairing and we should now go with Wes Fletcher and Jake Hyde up front. This is then a problem for NW because Lindon Meikle is making the wide right position his and improving with every game, so what to do with Coulson? But we have to start knocking in some chances, starting at Oakwell on Tuesday night and so surely time for a fresh look at our attacking options. Thought Michael Ingham looked slightly lacking in enthusiasm, confidence and mobility and though a supporter of his for the keepers position and despite his two saves(both which should have been goals and were poor efforts by Wycombe from easy positions), I wasn't convinced with his performance and he needs to up his game, starting with better communication with his defenders at set-pieces and generally, been more vocal and positive in claiming the ball in the 6-10 yard area of his box. COYR. RooBeck
  • Score: 18

6:55pm Sat 30 Aug 14

minstermen says...

we are playing the style of football where we need a large centre forward
no point kicking the ball up when we dont have the type of player
to flick the ball on hope we dont regret letting bowman leave
we are playing the style of football where we need a large centre forward no point kicking the ball up when we dont have the type of player to flick the ball on hope we dont regret letting bowman leave minstermen
  • Score: 3

7:05pm Sat 30 Aug 14

Paddycat says...

Well I had to come straight home and have a stiff drink after that (actually I didn't think the game was that bad but it's a good excuse for the Mrs). Apparently we're a cert to be in the Championship when our state of the art new stadium opens, so why worry.
Vain attempts at humour aside, I do have faith in NW and am sure he knows where the weaknesses are just as much as we do. So maybe we ought to give him time to work on them in training first, perhaps it needs 10 games before we can get a true picture?
Anyway unfortunately I'm going to miss the Luton and Southend games because the Mrs is dragging me off to Oz for a few weeks, I said I'd rather stay here but you know what they're like.
We'll be top by Christmas. I like a laugh.
Well I had to come straight home and have a stiff drink after that (actually I didn't think the game was that bad but it's a good excuse for the Mrs). Apparently we're a cert to be in the Championship when our state of the art new stadium opens, so why worry. Vain attempts at humour aside, I do have faith in NW and am sure he knows where the weaknesses are just as much as we do. So maybe we ought to give him time to work on them in training first, perhaps it needs 10 games before we can get a true picture? Anyway unfortunately I'm going to miss the Luton and Southend games because the Mrs is dragging me off to Oz for a few weeks, I said I'd rather stay here but you know what they're like. We'll be top by Christmas. I like a laugh. Paddycat
  • Score: 2

7:14pm Sat 30 Aug 14

Anysport says...

Concur with the view that Coulson in the middle is just not working out for the team - he has not developed a good enough understanding with Hyde and just does not work hard enough when he doesn't have the ball. We may be creating a number of chances but they are all of pretty poor quality.
Concur with the view that Coulson in the middle is just not working out for the team - he has not developed a good enough understanding with Hyde and just does not work hard enough when he doesn't have the ball. We may be creating a number of chances but they are all of pretty poor quality. Anysport
  • Score: 2

7:23pm Sat 30 Aug 14

T.R.M1974 says...

What a crap game, Wycombe just reminded me of Stevenage a few years ago
What a crap game, Wycombe just reminded me of Stevenage a few years ago T.R.M1974
  • Score: 10

7:24pm Sat 30 Aug 14

OLD - HEAD says...

To be fair I have enjoyed watching City this season, but this afternoons game was very poor quality football. One of the teams (Wycombe) seemed hell bent on wasting time right from the start, they just came to Bootham Crescent intent on not getting beat. Yet they squandered the two best chances created all afternoon. The other team (City) just didnt have the know-how to break Wycombe down. The final result was about right, as neither team possessed enough quality to go on and win the game. Nigel Worthington said that City played much better than they did last week at Exeter. If that is true Nigel, then thank God that I missed that one. Fletcher was the only ray of light for me, he looked much sharper in his brief appearance than all the other forwards. Five draws from five matches is not a disaster, but we must start turning these draws into victories before we are cast adrift from the leading group. Some comments I heard on the car radio seemed to blame the sandy pitch. But that is no excuse for todays poor quality game. Could it be that our expectation are too high after reaching the play-offs last season, only time will tell.
To be fair I have enjoyed watching City this season, but this afternoons game was very poor quality football. One of the teams (Wycombe) seemed hell bent on wasting time right from the start, they just came to Bootham Crescent intent on not getting beat. Yet they squandered the two best chances created all afternoon. The other team (City) just didnt have the know-how to break Wycombe down. The final result was about right, as neither team possessed enough quality to go on and win the game. Nigel Worthington said that City played much better than they did last week at Exeter. If that is true Nigel, then thank God that I missed that one. Fletcher was the only ray of light for me, he looked much sharper in his brief appearance than all the other forwards. Five draws from five matches is not a disaster, but we must start turning these draws into victories before we are cast adrift from the leading group. Some comments I heard on the car radio seemed to blame the sandy pitch. But that is no excuse for todays poor quality game. Could it be that our expectation are too high after reaching the play-offs last season, only time will tell. OLD - HEAD
  • Score: 20

7:40pm Sat 30 Aug 14

Fergie says...

From what weve seen so far, we are hard to beat but we badly need some more quality up front to play alongside Fletcher. Coulson did well last season but doesnt have that yard of pace and physical presence. Hyde apart from a couple of tap ins not the answer. Although Calvin Andrew didnt score many the last ten games of last season he gave us an bit of height and physical threat up front that we lacked today. Would have been useful as a second half sub at least. Miekle Straker both full backs and Summerfield good signings but just lacking a quality striker to get up the league.
From what weve seen so far, we are hard to beat but we badly need some more quality up front to play alongside Fletcher. Coulson did well last season but doesnt have that yard of pace and physical presence. Hyde apart from a couple of tap ins not the answer. Although Calvin Andrew didnt score many the last ten games of last season he gave us an bit of height and physical threat up front that we lacked today. Would have been useful as a second half sub at least. Miekle Straker both full backs and Summerfield good signings but just lacking a quality striker to get up the league. Fergie
  • Score: 10

8:08pm Sat 30 Aug 14

bill bailey says...

dadster wrote:
bill bailey wrote:
YORK CITY ,,,,23 Shots----6 on goal. I REST THE CASE I HAVE BEEN MAKING
OVER THE LAST FIVE GAME.
With the greatest of respect it's easy to state the obvious but it would be useful and more constructive to hear your thoughts on the game today in general assuming you were there and not just quoting from the BBC website which is notoriously incorrect for stats.
I saw the BBC site when I came back are you saying they were so far out that it was wrong. Don't matter how you wrap a parcel up if there's little inside it's no good saying there is. If we do use the BBC site and they are 10% out the team have had 53 shots and 14 on the target now you tell me how many goals have been scored excluding penalties ? FACTS are different to opinions, If your happy with the performance fine, you tell me what you would do to improve our performance if your not.
[quote][p][bold]dadster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: YORK CITY ,,,,23 Shots----6 on goal. I REST THE CASE I HAVE BEEN MAKING OVER THE LAST FIVE GAME.[/p][/quote]With the greatest of respect it's easy to state the obvious but it would be useful and more constructive to hear your thoughts on the game today in general assuming you were there and not just quoting from the BBC website which is notoriously incorrect for stats.[/p][/quote]I saw the BBC site when I came back are you saying they were so far out that it was wrong. Don't matter how you wrap a parcel up if there's little inside it's no good saying there is. If we do use the BBC site and they are 10% out the team have had 53 shots and 14 on the target now you tell me how many goals have been scored excluding penalties ? FACTS are different to opinions, If your happy with the performance fine, you tell me what you would do to improve our performance if your not. bill bailey
  • Score: -10

8:26pm Sat 30 Aug 14

magnard says...

Anysport wrote:
Concur with the view that Coulson in the middle is just not working out for the team - he has not developed a good enough understanding with Hyde and just does not work hard enough when he doesn't have the ball. We may be creating a number of chances but they are all of pretty poor quality.
Coulson rarely gives a poor performance and today was no exception. Hyde looked lost today, constantly drifting carelessly into offside positions. It's not Coulson's fault that Hyde isn't scoring and Coulson has a great understanding with Fletcher. Once Wes is fully fit we'll see some goals but I'm not sure Hyde has a place at the club. I hope he proves me wrong.
[quote][p][bold]Anysport[/bold] wrote: Concur with the view that Coulson in the middle is just not working out for the team - he has not developed a good enough understanding with Hyde and just does not work hard enough when he doesn't have the ball. We may be creating a number of chances but they are all of pretty poor quality.[/p][/quote]Coulson rarely gives a poor performance and today was no exception. Hyde looked lost today, constantly drifting carelessly into offside positions. It's not Coulson's fault that Hyde isn't scoring and Coulson has a great understanding with Fletcher. Once Wes is fully fit we'll see some goals but I'm not sure Hyde has a place at the club. I hope he proves me wrong. magnard
  • Score: 5

9:01pm Sat 30 Aug 14

chuckabuttie says...

Disappointed again after Exeter last week. Lots of huffing and puffing and good intentions. Hyde doesn't really look the part yet I'm afraid and at this rate we'll end up with an ordinary outcome to an ordinary season. It's obvious we need a goalscorer. Simple. Cue - give them a chance, only 5 games in blah blah. Sorry if that doesn't go down well but for once, the report came up with the same word I came away with.........toothle
ss.
Disappointed again after Exeter last week. Lots of huffing and puffing and good intentions. Hyde doesn't really look the part yet I'm afraid and at this rate we'll end up with an ordinary outcome to an ordinary season. It's obvious we need a goalscorer. Simple. Cue - give them a chance, only 5 games in blah blah. Sorry if that doesn't go down well but for once, the report came up with the same word I came away with.........toothle ss. chuckabuttie
  • Score: 4

9:24pm Sat 30 Aug 14

pip007 says...

Hold your nerve lads. Last season at this time our record was 4 points from 5 games (WLDLL) and our next 3 were LLD. Then in November last year we went on a run of DDLDDDDD. So, frustrating thought it might be, we’ve started better this season, and we still have Fletcher and Carson to get back to full form. Not a lot of point banging on about needing a new striker and/or a new keeper because a) you're just stating the obvious, and b) Nigel said he isn’t bringing anyone else in before the end of the transfer window.
Hold your nerve lads. Last season at this time our record was 4 points from 5 games (WLDLL) and our next 3 were LLD. Then in November last year we went on a run of DDLDDDDD. So, frustrating thought it might be, we’ve started better this season, and we still have Fletcher and Carson to get back to full form. Not a lot of point banging on about needing a new striker and/or a new keeper because a) you're just stating the obvious, and b) Nigel said he isn’t bringing anyone else in before the end of the transfer window. pip007
  • Score: 22

9:47pm Sat 30 Aug 14

chuckabuttie says...

Good point Pip as long as this season goes in the same direction as last. We've a decent side - dont get me wrong, but whichever way you dress it up we need a goalscorer, because I dont think we'll repeat the tremendous run of last season without a 20 goal man. Now. That goalscorer may be one of the existing squad waiting to fire up or - someone else. Who knows - but we sure need him..I'll spend the next 3 months from afar so I sincerely hopr that you all get better fare than today
Good point Pip as long as this season goes in the same direction as last. We've a decent side - dont get me wrong, but whichever way you dress it up we need a goalscorer, because I dont think we'll repeat the tremendous run of last season without a 20 goal man. Now. That goalscorer may be one of the existing squad waiting to fire up or - someone else. Who knows - but we sure need him..I'll spend the next 3 months from afar so I sincerely hopr that you all get better fare than today chuckabuttie
  • Score: 2

10:15pm Sat 30 Aug 14

bill bailey says...

chuckabuttie wrote:
Good point Pip as long as this season goes in the same direction as last. We've a decent side - dont get me wrong, but whichever way you dress it up we need a goalscorer, because I dont think we'll repeat the tremendous run of last season without a 20 goal man. Now. That goalscorer may be one of the existing squad waiting to fire up or - someone else. Who knows - but we sure need him..I'll spend the next 3 months from afar so I sincerely hopr that you all get better fare than today
A very restrained and sensible post, afraid i'm a little less diplomatic than you , but being in the game over 60 yrs I have run out of excuses for players that are not doing what they are paid to do, Wycombe came here and played on our weaknesses goal shy forwards, we could play them again tomorrow and it would be the same result, both wingers were ineffective , our front men were static , not doing anything to draw their defenders out of their comfort zone, and haven't seen that much from them over the 4 matches ( Never went to Exeter) that they have the cunning streak to do it. I hope your right about a 20 goal player I have to say it's not apparent at the present time,
[quote][p][bold]chuckabuttie[/bold] wrote: Good point Pip as long as this season goes in the same direction as last. We've a decent side - dont get me wrong, but whichever way you dress it up we need a goalscorer, because I dont think we'll repeat the tremendous run of last season without a 20 goal man. Now. That goalscorer may be one of the existing squad waiting to fire up or - someone else. Who knows - but we sure need him..I'll spend the next 3 months from afar so I sincerely hopr that you all get better fare than today[/p][/quote]A very restrained and sensible post, afraid i'm a little less diplomatic than you , but being in the game over 60 yrs I have run out of excuses for players that are not doing what they are paid to do, Wycombe came here and played on our weaknesses goal shy forwards, we could play them again tomorrow and it would be the same result, both wingers were ineffective , our front men were static , not doing anything to draw their defenders out of their comfort zone, and haven't seen that much from them over the 4 matches ( Never went to Exeter) that they have the cunning streak to do it. I hope your right about a 20 goal player I have to say it's not apparent at the present time, bill bailey
  • Score: -12

10:18pm Sat 30 Aug 14

longtime fan says...

My first visit this season. So so game but York look a potentially good outfit.
My first visit this season. So so game but York look a potentially good outfit. longtime fan
  • Score: 7

10:45pm Sat 30 Aug 14

openallhours says...

YorkCityLuke wrote:
Wycombe were so very poor, but in a sense they 'won' the game because they wanted a draw and got one. I don't know what we were playing for - we had plenty of possession and even a fair few forays into their box, but only timid shots or slow crosses which were easily cut out to show for our efforts. I think (hope!) this squad has the potential to be a decent League 2 outfit but something is wrong at the moment.
You should enter the Edinburgh comedy festival (or any other comedy competition) with quotes like 'they won the game'. It's 4th division football pal, and knowing your ability of misguided and inaccurate posts on here, you are the true 'winner'. I suspect that it won't be too long before you're calling for Worthington to be 'sacked' again, and to 'bring Mills back coz he's brilliant' etc etc... Do us all a favour, stick to following a premier league team behind your half a shandy in t' Terrace (like a few others on here) and leave us proper fans to follow our local team.
[quote][p][bold]YorkCityLuke[/bold] wrote: Wycombe were so very poor, but in a sense they 'won' the game because they wanted a draw and got one. I don't know what we were playing for - we had plenty of possession and even a fair few forays into their box, but only timid shots or slow crosses which were easily cut out to show for our efforts. I think (hope!) this squad has the potential to be a decent League 2 outfit but something is wrong at the moment.[/p][/quote]You should enter the Edinburgh comedy festival (or any other comedy competition) with quotes like 'they won the game'. It's 4th division football pal, and knowing your ability of misguided and inaccurate posts on here, you are the true 'winner'. I suspect that it won't be too long before you're calling for Worthington to be 'sacked' again, and to 'bring Mills back coz he's brilliant' etc etc... Do us all a favour, stick to following a premier league team behind your half a shandy in t' Terrace (like a few others on here) and leave us proper fans to follow our local team. openallhours
  • Score: -21

12:58am Sun 31 Aug 14

dadster says...

bill bailey wrote:
dadster wrote:
bill bailey wrote:
YORK CITY ,,,,23 Shots----6 on goal. I REST THE CASE I HAVE BEEN MAKING
OVER THE LAST FIVE GAME.
With the greatest of respect it's easy to state the obvious but it would be useful and more constructive to hear your thoughts on the game today in general assuming you were there and not just quoting from the BBC website which is notoriously incorrect for stats.
I saw the BBC site when I came back are you saying they were so far out that it was wrong. Don't matter how you wrap a parcel up if there's little inside it's no good saying there is. If we do use the BBC site and they are 10% out the team have had 53 shots and 14 on the target now you tell me how many goals have been scored excluding penalties ? FACTS are different to opinions, If your happy with the performance fine, you tell me what you would do to improve our performance if your not.
So if you were at the game then I would be interested to hear your thoughts on the overall City performance. You quote a lot of generic info that anyone could spout but nothing specific to todays game. Let's face it you weren't there. In which case your opinions are unfounded and based purely on second hand info.
[quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dadster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: YORK CITY ,,,,23 Shots----6 on goal. I REST THE CASE I HAVE BEEN MAKING OVER THE LAST FIVE GAME.[/p][/quote]With the greatest of respect it's easy to state the obvious but it would be useful and more constructive to hear your thoughts on the game today in general assuming you were there and not just quoting from the BBC website which is notoriously incorrect for stats.[/p][/quote]I saw the BBC site when I came back are you saying they were so far out that it was wrong. Don't matter how you wrap a parcel up if there's little inside it's no good saying there is. If we do use the BBC site and they are 10% out the team have had 53 shots and 14 on the target now you tell me how many goals have been scored excluding penalties ? FACTS are different to opinions, If your happy with the performance fine, you tell me what you would do to improve our performance if your not.[/p][/quote]So if you were at the game then I would be interested to hear your thoughts on the overall City performance. You quote a lot of generic info that anyone could spout but nothing specific to todays game. Let's face it you weren't there. In which case your opinions are unfounded and based purely on second hand info. dadster
  • Score: 4

1:27am Sun 31 Aug 14

jumbojet says...

So what is going on with the pitch?? it was in super condition, beautiful, and now 'they' have thrown tons of sand all over it.
Why have you done that Mr Groundsman?, it's August, lovely weather for grass growing and putting some nutrients on, you have previously been a 'top man' at the job, but the pitch today was a total mess, along with the quality of football.
So what is going on with the pitch?? it was in super condition, beautiful, and now 'they' have thrown tons of sand all over it. Why have you done that Mr Groundsman?, it's August, lovely weather for grass growing and putting some nutrients on, you have previously been a 'top man' at the job, but the pitch today was a total mess, along with the quality of football. jumbojet
  • Score: 6

1:52am Sun 31 Aug 14

PositiveFootball says...

Why was there so much sand on the pitch? Any chance of the Evening Press finding out?
Why was there so much sand on the pitch? Any chance of the Evening Press finding out? PositiveFootball
  • Score: 3

8:59am Sun 31 Aug 14

PositiveFootball says...

PositiveFootball wrote:
Why was there so much sand on the pitch? Any chance of the Evening Press finding out?
Question answered in the other report.
[quote][p][bold]PositiveFootball[/bold] wrote: Why was there so much sand on the pitch? Any chance of the Evening Press finding out?[/p][/quote]Question answered in the other report. PositiveFootball
  • Score: 0

9:11am Sun 31 Aug 14

poppyroad says...

glass half full - unbeaten in a regular league match since Feb!
as someone else says on this site : let's judge after 10 games
by which time hopefully all our strikers are match fit.
Coulson has already partnered four different players in six matches.
and we have two wingers - with Carson to return - who appear to be a step up from last year's play off team.
glass half full - unbeaten in a regular league match since Feb! as someone else says on this site : let's judge after 10 games by which time hopefully all our strikers are match fit. Coulson has already partnered four different players in six matches. and we have two wingers - with Carson to return - who appear to be a step up from last year's play off team. poppyroad
  • Score: 1

9:16am Sun 31 Aug 14

ian923 says...

Wes Fletcher was like a breath of fresh air when he came on and he looked fully fit. Hope he starts next game. He IS the striker we need and Carson would come in handy too. Meikle was the only player who stood out for City and that was in patches. The ref never grasped that from the start Wycombe were time wasting and stealing many yards on throw ins and free kicks. Someone must have mentioned it to him at half time as he pulled us up twice for advancing throws and a free kick. The Wycombe keeper was lucky not to get a yellow for his antics in the first half. Overall, not entertaining but G M would describe it as a "massive" point!
Wes Fletcher was like a breath of fresh air when he came on and he looked fully fit. Hope he starts next game. He IS the striker we need and Carson would come in handy too. Meikle was the only player who stood out for City and that was in patches. The ref never grasped that from the start Wycombe were time wasting and stealing many yards on throw ins and free kicks. Someone must have mentioned it to him at half time as he pulled us up twice for advancing throws and a free kick. The Wycombe keeper was lucky not to get a yellow for his antics in the first half. Overall, not entertaining but G M would describe it as a "massive" point! ian923
  • Score: 2

9:21am Sun 31 Aug 14

bill bailey says...

dadster wrote:
bill bailey wrote:
dadster wrote:
bill bailey wrote:
YORK CITY ,,,,23 Shots----6 on goal. I REST THE CASE I HAVE BEEN MAKING
OVER THE LAST FIVE GAME.
With the greatest of respect it's easy to state the obvious but it would be useful and more constructive to hear your thoughts on the game today in general assuming you were there and not just quoting from the BBC website which is notoriously incorrect for stats.
I saw the BBC site when I came back are you saying they were so far out that it was wrong. Don't matter how you wrap a parcel up if there's little inside it's no good saying there is. If we do use the BBC site and they are 10% out the team have had 53 shots and 14 on the target now you tell me how many goals have been scored excluding penalties ? FACTS are different to opinions, If your happy with the performance fine, you tell me what you would do to improve our performance if your not.
So if you were at the game then I would be interested to hear your thoughts on the overall City performance. You quote a lot of generic info that anyone could spout but nothing specific to todays game. Let's face it you weren't there. In which case your opinions are unfounded and based purely on second hand info.
You don't look at the technical aspects during the game because you haven't got deep rooted knowledge, movement off the ball is as important as when you have it, look closely at Hyde rarely getting into dangerous positions Ingham not using balls twice yesterday kicked the ball out of play when a short rolled ball was called for Look closely at NW's body language on the touch line he is starting to look more frustrated , You have your rose coloured specs on or your head has been in the sand that was on the pitch yesterday
[quote][p][bold]dadster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dadster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: YORK CITY ,,,,23 Shots----6 on goal. I REST THE CASE I HAVE BEEN MAKING OVER THE LAST FIVE GAME.[/p][/quote]With the greatest of respect it's easy to state the obvious but it would be useful and more constructive to hear your thoughts on the game today in general assuming you were there and not just quoting from the BBC website which is notoriously incorrect for stats.[/p][/quote]I saw the BBC site when I came back are you saying they were so far out that it was wrong. Don't matter how you wrap a parcel up if there's little inside it's no good saying there is. If we do use the BBC site and they are 10% out the team have had 53 shots and 14 on the target now you tell me how many goals have been scored excluding penalties ? FACTS are different to opinions, If your happy with the performance fine, you tell me what you would do to improve our performance if your not.[/p][/quote]So if you were at the game then I would be interested to hear your thoughts on the overall City performance. You quote a lot of generic info that anyone could spout but nothing specific to todays game. Let's face it you weren't there. In which case your opinions are unfounded and based purely on second hand info.[/p][/quote]You don't look at the technical aspects during the game because you haven't got deep rooted knowledge, movement off the ball is as important as when you have it, look closely at Hyde rarely getting into dangerous positions Ingham not using balls twice yesterday kicked the ball out of play when a short rolled ball was called for Look closely at NW's body language on the touch line he is starting to look more frustrated , You have your rose coloured specs on or your head has been in the sand that was on the pitch yesterday bill bailey
  • Score: -6

9:29am Sun 31 Aug 14

Don't beat about the bush says...

So - I will repat what I have been saying - going on an unbeaten drawn run is no good - 5 unbeaten = 5 points, 3 wins = 9 points.

Scoring goals is they key - and the key for York is that they are not good enough to win games
So - I will repat what I have been saying - going on an unbeaten drawn run is no good - 5 unbeaten = 5 points, 3 wins = 9 points. Scoring goals is they key - and the key for York is that they are not good enough to win games Don't beat about the bush
  • Score: 0

9:31am Sun 31 Aug 14

big boy york says...

whats needed is a big centre forward for the others to feed off but one who also knows where the net is ala walwyn/byrne
whats needed is a big centre forward for the others to feed off but one who also knows where the net is ala walwyn/byrne big boy york
  • Score: 1

10:00am Sun 31 Aug 14

dadster says...

bill bailey wrote:
dadster wrote:
bill bailey wrote:
dadster wrote:
bill bailey wrote:
YORK CITY ,,,,23 Shots----6 on goal. I REST THE CASE I HAVE BEEN MAKING
OVER THE LAST FIVE GAME.
With the greatest of respect it's easy to state the obvious but it would be useful and more constructive to hear your thoughts on the game today in general assuming you were there and not just quoting from the BBC website which is notoriously incorrect for stats.
I saw the BBC site when I came back are you saying they were so far out that it was wrong. Don't matter how you wrap a parcel up if there's little inside it's no good saying there is. If we do use the BBC site and they are 10% out the team have had 53 shots and 14 on the target now you tell me how many goals have been scored excluding penalties ? FACTS are different to opinions, If your happy with the performance fine, you tell me what you would do to improve our performance if your not.
So if you were at the game then I would be interested to hear your thoughts on the overall City performance. You quote a lot of generic info that anyone could spout but nothing specific to todays game. Let's face it you weren't there. In which case your opinions are unfounded and based purely on second hand info.
You don't look at the technical aspects during the game because you haven't got deep rooted knowledge, movement off the ball is as important as when you have it, look closely at Hyde rarely getting into dangerous positions Ingham not using balls twice yesterday kicked the ball out of play when a short rolled ball was called for Look closely at NW's body language on the touch line he is starting to look more frustrated , You have your rose coloured specs on or your head has been in the sand that was on the pitch yesterday
What on earth are you talking about!

Firstly you don't know anything about my knowledge of football and secondly you regurgitate info from other posts to try to appear as though you were at the game. I referred to both Hyde and Ingham in my earlier post, others have commented on the sand and NW refers to frustration in his post match comments.
[quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dadster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dadster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: YORK CITY ,,,,23 Shots----6 on goal. I REST THE CASE I HAVE BEEN MAKING OVER THE LAST FIVE GAME.[/p][/quote]With the greatest of respect it's easy to state the obvious but it would be useful and more constructive to hear your thoughts on the game today in general assuming you were there and not just quoting from the BBC website which is notoriously incorrect for stats.[/p][/quote]I saw the BBC site when I came back are you saying they were so far out that it was wrong. Don't matter how you wrap a parcel up if there's little inside it's no good saying there is. If we do use the BBC site and they are 10% out the team have had 53 shots and 14 on the target now you tell me how many goals have been scored excluding penalties ? FACTS are different to opinions, If your happy with the performance fine, you tell me what you would do to improve our performance if your not.[/p][/quote]So if you were at the game then I would be interested to hear your thoughts on the overall City performance. You quote a lot of generic info that anyone could spout but nothing specific to todays game. Let's face it you weren't there. In which case your opinions are unfounded and based purely on second hand info.[/p][/quote]You don't look at the technical aspects during the game because you haven't got deep rooted knowledge, movement off the ball is as important as when you have it, look closely at Hyde rarely getting into dangerous positions Ingham not using balls twice yesterday kicked the ball out of play when a short rolled ball was called for Look closely at NW's body language on the touch line he is starting to look more frustrated , You have your rose coloured specs on or your head has been in the sand that was on the pitch yesterday[/p][/quote]What on earth are you talking about! Firstly you don't know anything about my knowledge of football and secondly you regurgitate info from other posts to try to appear as though you were at the game. I referred to both Hyde and Ingham in my earlier post, others have commented on the sand and NW refers to frustration in his post match comments. dadster
  • Score: 3

10:19am Sun 31 Aug 14

T.R.M1974 says...

bill bailey wrote:
chuckabuttie wrote:
Good point Pip as long as this season goes in the same direction as last. We've a decent side - dont get me wrong, but whichever way you dress it up we need a goalscorer, because I dont think we'll repeat the tremendous run of last season without a 20 goal man. Now. That goalscorer may be one of the existing squad waiting to fire up or - someone else. Who knows - but we sure need him..I'll spend the next 3 months from afar so I sincerely hopr that you all get better fare than today
A very restrained and sensible post, afraid i'm a little less diplomatic than you , but being in the game over 60 yrs I have run out of excuses for players that are not doing what they are paid to do, Wycombe came here and played on our weaknesses goal shy forwards, we could play them again tomorrow and it would be the same result, both wingers were ineffective , our front men were static , not doing anything to draw their defenders out of their comfort zone, and haven't seen that much from them over the 4 matches ( Never went to Exeter) that they have the cunning streak to do it. I hope your right about a 20 goal player I have to say it's not apparent at the present time,
Both wingers ineffective? Yet one got man of the match after a industrious second half? I think the whole team is just bottling it in the final third when it comes to shooting and its just a confidence thing which will come good
[quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]chuckabuttie[/bold] wrote: Good point Pip as long as this season goes in the same direction as last. We've a decent side - dont get me wrong, but whichever way you dress it up we need a goalscorer, because I dont think we'll repeat the tremendous run of last season without a 20 goal man. Now. That goalscorer may be one of the existing squad waiting to fire up or - someone else. Who knows - but we sure need him..I'll spend the next 3 months from afar so I sincerely hopr that you all get better fare than today[/p][/quote]A very restrained and sensible post, afraid i'm a little less diplomatic than you , but being in the game over 60 yrs I have run out of excuses for players that are not doing what they are paid to do, Wycombe came here and played on our weaknesses goal shy forwards, we could play them again tomorrow and it would be the same result, both wingers were ineffective , our front men were static , not doing anything to draw their defenders out of their comfort zone, and haven't seen that much from them over the 4 matches ( Never went to Exeter) that they have the cunning streak to do it. I hope your right about a 20 goal player I have to say it's not apparent at the present time,[/p][/quote]Both wingers ineffective? Yet one got man of the match after a industrious second half? I think the whole team is just bottling it in the final third when it comes to shooting and its just a confidence thing which will come good T.R.M1974
  • Score: 9

10:53am Sun 31 Aug 14

bill bailey says...

dadster wrote:
bill bailey wrote:
dadster wrote:
bill bailey wrote:
dadster wrote:
bill bailey wrote:
YORK CITY ,,,,23 Shots----6 on goal. I REST THE CASE I HAVE BEEN MAKING
OVER THE LAST FIVE GAME.
With the greatest of respect it's easy to state the obvious but it would be useful and more constructive to hear your thoughts on the game today in general assuming you were there and not just quoting from the BBC website which is notoriously incorrect for stats.
I saw the BBC site when I came back are you saying they were so far out that it was wrong. Don't matter how you wrap a parcel up if there's little inside it's no good saying there is. If we do use the BBC site and they are 10% out the team have had 53 shots and 14 on the target now you tell me how many goals have been scored excluding penalties ? FACTS are different to opinions, If your happy with the performance fine, you tell me what you would do to improve our performance if your not.
So if you were at the game then I would be interested to hear your thoughts on the overall City performance. You quote a lot of generic info that anyone could spout but nothing specific to todays game. Let's face it you weren't there. In which case your opinions are unfounded and based purely on second hand info.
You don't look at the technical aspects during the game because you haven't got deep rooted knowledge, movement off the ball is as important as when you have it, look closely at Hyde rarely getting into dangerous positions Ingham not using balls twice yesterday kicked the ball out of play when a short rolled ball was called for Look closely at NW's body language on the touch line he is starting to look more frustrated , You have your rose coloured specs on or your head has been in the sand that was on the pitch yesterday
What on earth are you talking about!

Firstly you don't know anything about my knowledge of football and secondly you regurgitate info from other posts to try to appear as though you were at the game. I referred to both Hyde and Ingham in my earlier post, others have commented on the sand and NW refers to frustration in his post match comments.
If you with your great knowledge will kindly read DUFFY's post at 6.46 yesterday you might like to ask him to explain what he means ! Duffy is a guy who's comments I respect , I know what he means , most of the time I find its a waste of my time reading yours but there again if your knowledge is limited and you get enjoyment contradicting every thing I say then carry on, you have a good day
[quote][p][bold]dadster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dadster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dadster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: YORK CITY ,,,,23 Shots----6 on goal. I REST THE CASE I HAVE BEEN MAKING OVER THE LAST FIVE GAME.[/p][/quote]With the greatest of respect it's easy to state the obvious but it would be useful and more constructive to hear your thoughts on the game today in general assuming you were there and not just quoting from the BBC website which is notoriously incorrect for stats.[/p][/quote]I saw the BBC site when I came back are you saying they were so far out that it was wrong. Don't matter how you wrap a parcel up if there's little inside it's no good saying there is. If we do use the BBC site and they are 10% out the team have had 53 shots and 14 on the target now you tell me how many goals have been scored excluding penalties ? FACTS are different to opinions, If your happy with the performance fine, you tell me what you would do to improve our performance if your not.[/p][/quote]So if you were at the game then I would be interested to hear your thoughts on the overall City performance. You quote a lot of generic info that anyone could spout but nothing specific to todays game. Let's face it you weren't there. In which case your opinions are unfounded and based purely on second hand info.[/p][/quote]You don't look at the technical aspects during the game because you haven't got deep rooted knowledge, movement off the ball is as important as when you have it, look closely at Hyde rarely getting into dangerous positions Ingham not using balls twice yesterday kicked the ball out of play when a short rolled ball was called for Look closely at NW's body language on the touch line he is starting to look more frustrated , You have your rose coloured specs on or your head has been in the sand that was on the pitch yesterday[/p][/quote]What on earth are you talking about! Firstly you don't know anything about my knowledge of football and secondly you regurgitate info from other posts to try to appear as though you were at the game. I referred to both Hyde and Ingham in my earlier post, others have commented on the sand and NW refers to frustration in his post match comments.[/p][/quote]If you with your great knowledge will kindly read DUFFY's post at 6.46 yesterday you might like to ask him to explain what he means ! Duffy is a guy who's comments I respect , I know what he means , most of the time I find its a waste of my time reading yours but there again if your knowledge is limited and you get enjoyment contradicting every thing I say then carry on, you have a good day bill bailey
  • Score: -11

11:16am Sun 31 Aug 14

23rdApril1966 says...

Didn't go to Exeter but have seen the other 5 matches and yesterday mirrored those that I had seen in that City could make a case for winning but equally the opposition had good chances as well that could have seen City end up pointless.
Yesterday was the poorest match of the season that I had seen and certainly wasn't helped by the sanding of the pitch - if that's what sharing with YCK requires then that's one negative for sure.
Goalkeeper apart I think that we look to have a stronger squad in terms of quality but for some reason it just isn't quite jelling just yet. Lack of goals is evident for all to see so surely NW must start Fletcher with Hyde on Tuesday. Personally I would move Coulson out wide right and omit Meikle. I think Coulson is more effective out wide anyway. Some will say hard on Meikle but for me he isn't trying to get to the byline enough and I think that is needed from a wideman. Yesterday's berating in the first half by the manager seemed to liven him up but I was still surprised to hear him named MOM.
Penn and Summerfield look plenty good enough for this level with Platt and Montrose perhaps not sufficiently good enough back up.
I do worry at the back. For me both full backs look good signings but I am worried about the centre - cue outrage responses no doubt - but each game I think we have looked less than assured in the centre of the back four. Personally I think that McCombe's lack of pace is being found out. This allied to jitteriness among the back four about either keeper is resulting in less than convincing defensive displays. Make no mistake despite City's dominance yesterday the best two chances fell to Wycombe and Ingham made the best two saves of the match. And that's Ingham's issue, he is and always has been a good shot stopper but he does not kick well and he does not have the natural ability to come for the ball, nor does Mooney from what we saw and so sadly it looks to me that they are both trying to be 'Pope-like' and it isn't going to happen.
Maybe a Lowe / Parslow combination at Barnsley would be worth trying?
In summary a frustrating start where an inability to stick the plentiful chances away is causing the spotlight to fall on the back 5 as if we concede then we don't look like scoring more than one and so a point is the most that we can expect. As with other such spells of drawn games these things eventually sort themselves out so not too down hearted just yet but this does need fixing ASAP before we find ourselves playing too much catch up because our fickle fan base will soon see us lose 500 from the attendance which in turn limits the investment that can be made in players ...looking forward to my first City visit to Oakwell regardless!
Didn't go to Exeter but have seen the other 5 matches and yesterday mirrored those that I had seen in that City could make a case for winning but equally the opposition had good chances as well that could have seen City end up pointless. Yesterday was the poorest match of the season that I had seen and certainly wasn't helped by the sanding of the pitch - if that's what sharing with YCK requires then that's one negative for sure. Goalkeeper apart I think that we look to have a stronger squad in terms of quality but for some reason it just isn't quite jelling just yet. Lack of goals is evident for all to see so surely NW must start Fletcher with Hyde on Tuesday. Personally I would move Coulson out wide right and omit Meikle. I think Coulson is more effective out wide anyway. Some will say hard on Meikle but for me he isn't trying to get to the byline enough and I think that is needed from a wideman. Yesterday's berating in the first half by the manager seemed to liven him up but I was still surprised to hear him named MOM. Penn and Summerfield look plenty good enough for this level with Platt and Montrose perhaps not sufficiently good enough back up. I do worry at the back. For me both full backs look good signings but I am worried about the centre - cue outrage responses no doubt - but each game I think we have looked less than assured in the centre of the back four. Personally I think that McCombe's lack of pace is being found out. This allied to jitteriness among the back four about either keeper is resulting in less than convincing defensive displays. Make no mistake despite City's dominance yesterday the best two chances fell to Wycombe and Ingham made the best two saves of the match. And that's Ingham's issue, he is and always has been a good shot stopper but he does not kick well and he does not have the natural ability to come for the ball, nor does Mooney from what we saw and so sadly it looks to me that they are both trying to be 'Pope-like' and it isn't going to happen. Maybe a Lowe / Parslow combination at Barnsley would be worth trying? In summary a frustrating start where an inability to stick the plentiful chances away is causing the spotlight to fall on the back 5 as if we concede then we don't look like scoring more than one and so a point is the most that we can expect. As with other such spells of drawn games these things eventually sort themselves out so not too down hearted just yet but this does need fixing ASAP before we find ourselves playing too much catch up because our fickle fan base will soon see us lose 500 from the attendance which in turn limits the investment that can be made in players ...looking forward to my first City visit to Oakwell regardless! 23rdApril1966
  • Score: 4

11:32am Sun 31 Aug 14

windowlicker says...

Imagine having to sit down to watch it!
Imagine having to sit down to watch it! windowlicker
  • Score: -1

11:46am Sun 31 Aug 14

dadster says...

bill bailey wrote:
dadster wrote:
bill bailey wrote:
dadster wrote:
bill bailey wrote:
dadster wrote:
bill bailey wrote:
YORK CITY ,,,,23 Shots----6 on goal. I REST THE CASE I HAVE BEEN MAKING
OVER THE LAST FIVE GAME.
With the greatest of respect it's easy to state the obvious but it would be useful and more constructive to hear your thoughts on the game today in general assuming you were there and not just quoting from the BBC website which is notoriously incorrect for stats.
I saw the BBC site when I came back are you saying they were so far out that it was wrong. Don't matter how you wrap a parcel up if there's little inside it's no good saying there is. If we do use the BBC site and they are 10% out the team have had 53 shots and 14 on the target now you tell me how many goals have been scored excluding penalties ? FACTS are different to opinions, If your happy with the performance fine, you tell me what you would do to improve our performance if your not.
So if you were at the game then I would be interested to hear your thoughts on the overall City performance. You quote a lot of generic info that anyone could spout but nothing specific to todays game. Let's face it you weren't there. In which case your opinions are unfounded and based purely on second hand info.
You don't look at the technical aspects during the game because you haven't got deep rooted knowledge, movement off the ball is as important as when you have it, look closely at Hyde rarely getting into dangerous positions Ingham not using balls twice yesterday kicked the ball out of play when a short rolled ball was called for Look closely at NW's body language on the touch line he is starting to look more frustrated , You have your rose coloured specs on or your head has been in the sand that was on the pitch yesterday
What on earth are you talking about!

Firstly you don't know anything about my knowledge of football and secondly you regurgitate info from other posts to try to appear as though you were at the game. I referred to both Hyde and Ingham in my earlier post, others have commented on the sand and NW refers to frustration in his post match comments.
If you with your great knowledge will kindly read DUFFY's post at 6.46 yesterday you might like to ask him to explain what he means ! Duffy is a guy who's comments I respect , I know what he means , most of the time I find its a waste of my time reading yours but there again if your knowledge is limited and you get enjoyment contradicting every thing I say then carry on, you have a good day
Why would I need Duffy to explain his post stating it was a crap game!!! He's right. It was. The difference between yours and duffy's posts is I know Duffy attends the games whereas it's clear you don't. I don't normally comment on your posts as most of the time they are complete nonsense.
[quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dadster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dadster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dadster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: YORK CITY ,,,,23 Shots----6 on goal. I REST THE CASE I HAVE BEEN MAKING OVER THE LAST FIVE GAME.[/p][/quote]With the greatest of respect it's easy to state the obvious but it would be useful and more constructive to hear your thoughts on the game today in general assuming you were there and not just quoting from the BBC website which is notoriously incorrect for stats.[/p][/quote]I saw the BBC site when I came back are you saying they were so far out that it was wrong. Don't matter how you wrap a parcel up if there's little inside it's no good saying there is. If we do use the BBC site and they are 10% out the team have had 53 shots and 14 on the target now you tell me how many goals have been scored excluding penalties ? FACTS are different to opinions, If your happy with the performance fine, you tell me what you would do to improve our performance if your not.[/p][/quote]So if you were at the game then I would be interested to hear your thoughts on the overall City performance. You quote a lot of generic info that anyone could spout but nothing specific to todays game. Let's face it you weren't there. In which case your opinions are unfounded and based purely on second hand info.[/p][/quote]You don't look at the technical aspects during the game because you haven't got deep rooted knowledge, movement off the ball is as important as when you have it, look closely at Hyde rarely getting into dangerous positions Ingham not using balls twice yesterday kicked the ball out of play when a short rolled ball was called for Look closely at NW's body language on the touch line he is starting to look more frustrated , You have your rose coloured specs on or your head has been in the sand that was on the pitch yesterday[/p][/quote]What on earth are you talking about! Firstly you don't know anything about my knowledge of football and secondly you regurgitate info from other posts to try to appear as though you were at the game. I referred to both Hyde and Ingham in my earlier post, others have commented on the sand and NW refers to frustration in his post match comments.[/p][/quote]If you with your great knowledge will kindly read DUFFY's post at 6.46 yesterday you might like to ask him to explain what he means ! Duffy is a guy who's comments I respect , I know what he means , most of the time I find its a waste of my time reading yours but there again if your knowledge is limited and you get enjoyment contradicting every thing I say then carry on, you have a good day[/p][/quote]Why would I need Duffy to explain his post stating it was a crap game!!! He's right. It was. The difference between yours and duffy's posts is I know Duffy attends the games whereas it's clear you don't. I don't normally comment on your posts as most of the time they are complete nonsense. dadster
  • Score: 7

1:05pm Sun 31 Aug 14

DavidBu says...

I wasn't at the game so I can't comment on the specifics, why we are not winning (though we are not losing, which is good,) who is responsible for our present situation, etc.; there are plenty of remarks about this on site already. But It looks like our opponents are now starting to get as adept at getting draws as we are and there is no shame in that.
We have now gone five games and remain unbeaten.
Before the points system changed, that would have been quite acceptable and that gets me thinking about whether 3 points for a win is really that good for the game, a game in which a draw is as possible as winning and losing and is often the right result. I appreciate that the 3 points win was introduced to promote attacking play, etc., but I'm not sure that that is the right logic to apply. If a side is dull and defensive-minded the crowd of supporters will vote with its feet and the old Leeds United type style of defensive rough housing would not succeed with the directives Refs. are given now.
Forgive me if this is seen as an over-expansion of the current debate.

As things now stand, if this string of draws is broken with a win, everything will seem to be set up nicely, but, if not, it might look dire. Tht is just as true now, after five draws, as it was last week after four. On such delicate issues do football fortunes hinge.

My first look at this new side will be at Stevenage. I hope it is the first YC win which rewards this long awaited day out.
I wasn't at the game so I can't comment on the specifics, why we are not winning (though we are not losing, which is good,) who is responsible for our present situation, etc.; there are plenty of remarks about this on site already. But It looks like our opponents are now starting to get as adept at getting draws as we are and there is no shame in that. We have now gone five games and remain unbeaten. Before the points system changed, that would have been quite acceptable and that gets me thinking about whether 3 points for a win is really that good for the game, a game in which a draw is as possible as winning and losing and is often the right result. I appreciate that the 3 points win was introduced to promote attacking play, etc., but I'm not sure that that is the right logic to apply. If a side is dull and defensive-minded the crowd of supporters will vote with its feet and the old Leeds United type style of defensive rough housing would not succeed with the directives Refs. are given now. Forgive me if this is seen as an over-expansion of the current debate. As things now stand, if this string of draws is broken with a win, everything will seem to be set up nicely, but, if not, it might look dire. Tht is just as true now, after five draws, as it was last week after four. On such delicate issues do football fortunes hinge. My first look at this new side will be at Stevenage. I hope it is the first YC win which rewards this long awaited day out. DavidBu
  • Score: 4

1:34pm Sun 31 Aug 14

bill bailey says...

dadster wrote:
bill bailey wrote:
dadster wrote:
bill bailey wrote:
dadster wrote:
bill bailey wrote:
dadster wrote:
bill bailey wrote:
YORK CITY ,,,,23 Shots----6 on goal. I REST THE CASE I HAVE BEEN MAKING
OVER THE LAST FIVE GAME.
With the greatest of respect it's easy to state the obvious but it would be useful and more constructive to hear your thoughts on the game today in general assuming you were there and not just quoting from the BBC website which is notoriously incorrect for stats.
I saw the BBC site when I came back are you saying they were so far out that it was wrong. Don't matter how you wrap a parcel up if there's little inside it's no good saying there is. If we do use the BBC site and they are 10% out the team have had 53 shots and 14 on the target now you tell me how many goals have been scored excluding penalties ? FACTS are different to opinions, If your happy with the performance fine, you tell me what you would do to improve our performance if your not.
So if you were at the game then I would be interested to hear your thoughts on the overall City performance. You quote a lot of generic info that anyone could spout but nothing specific to todays game. Let's face it you weren't there. In which case your opinions are unfounded and based purely on second hand info.
You don't look at the technical aspects during the game because you haven't got deep rooted knowledge, movement off the ball is as important as when you have it, look closely at Hyde rarely getting into dangerous positions Ingham not using balls twice yesterday kicked the ball out of play when a short rolled ball was called for Look closely at NW's body language on the touch line he is starting to look more frustrated , You have your rose coloured specs on or your head has been in the sand that was on the pitch yesterday
What on earth are you talking about!

Firstly you don't know anything about my knowledge of football and secondly you regurgitate info from other posts to try to appear as though you were at the game. I referred to both Hyde and Ingham in my earlier post, others have commented on the sand and NW refers to frustration in his post match comments.
If you with your great knowledge will kindly read DUFFY's post at 6.46 yesterday you might like to ask him to explain what he means ! Duffy is a guy who's comments I respect , I know what he means , most of the time I find its a waste of my time reading yours but there again if your knowledge is limited and you get enjoyment contradicting every thing I say then carry on, you have a good day
Why would I need Duffy to explain his post stating it was a crap game!!! He's right. It was. The difference between yours and duffy's posts is I know Duffy attends the games whereas it's clear you don't. I don't normally comment on your posts as most of the time they are complete nonsense.
I saw the game pal but with a different pair of eyes than you , I can see you have an inferiority complex , that's why you cant compete with anyone who see's the game differently to you. that is why i'll let you have the last word,
[quote][p][bold]dadster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dadster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dadster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dadster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: YORK CITY ,,,,23 Shots----6 on goal. I REST THE CASE I HAVE BEEN MAKING OVER THE LAST FIVE GAME.[/p][/quote]With the greatest of respect it's easy to state the obvious but it would be useful and more constructive to hear your thoughts on the game today in general assuming you were there and not just quoting from the BBC website which is notoriously incorrect for stats.[/p][/quote]I saw the BBC site when I came back are you saying they were so far out that it was wrong. Don't matter how you wrap a parcel up if there's little inside it's no good saying there is. If we do use the BBC site and they are 10% out the team have had 53 shots and 14 on the target now you tell me how many goals have been scored excluding penalties ? FACTS are different to opinions, If your happy with the performance fine, you tell me what you would do to improve our performance if your not.[/p][/quote]So if you were at the game then I would be interested to hear your thoughts on the overall City performance. You quote a lot of generic info that anyone could spout but nothing specific to todays game. Let's face it you weren't there. In which case your opinions are unfounded and based purely on second hand info.[/p][/quote]You don't look at the technical aspects during the game because you haven't got deep rooted knowledge, movement off the ball is as important as when you have it, look closely at Hyde rarely getting into dangerous positions Ingham not using balls twice yesterday kicked the ball out of play when a short rolled ball was called for Look closely at NW's body language on the touch line he is starting to look more frustrated , You have your rose coloured specs on or your head has been in the sand that was on the pitch yesterday[/p][/quote]What on earth are you talking about! Firstly you don't know anything about my knowledge of football and secondly you regurgitate info from other posts to try to appear as though you were at the game. I referred to both Hyde and Ingham in my earlier post, others have commented on the sand and NW refers to frustration in his post match comments.[/p][/quote]If you with your great knowledge will kindly read DUFFY's post at 6.46 yesterday you might like to ask him to explain what he means ! Duffy is a guy who's comments I respect , I know what he means , most of the time I find its a waste of my time reading yours but there again if your knowledge is limited and you get enjoyment contradicting every thing I say then carry on, you have a good day[/p][/quote]Why would I need Duffy to explain his post stating it was a crap game!!! He's right. It was. The difference between yours and duffy's posts is I know Duffy attends the games whereas it's clear you don't. I don't normally comment on your posts as most of the time they are complete nonsense.[/p][/quote]I saw the game pal but with a different pair of eyes than you , I can see you have an inferiority complex , that's why you cant compete with anyone who see's the game differently to you. that is why i'll let you have the last word, bill bailey
  • Score: -14

2:43pm Sun 31 Aug 14

FortessBC says...

Diego Costa on loan anyone?
Diego Costa on loan anyone? FortessBC
  • Score: -1

4:05pm Sun 31 Aug 14

SelseyBill says...

None of these rants tell me anything new. I have supported city since I was a young lad when Bottom, Wilkinson and Forgan were playing. I live far from York these days I wear my city training jacket with pride and want them to do well. City results mean more to me than any big spending remixer team. You can mark me down as much as you like but if you want to do well winning is the only way. To WIN you need to score goals no matter what. These last two seasons it has not happened and waiting for an injured player to recover is NOT THE ANSWER. Come on city let's win the next five.
None of these rants tell me anything new. I have supported city since I was a young lad when Bottom, Wilkinson and Forgan were playing. I live far from York these days I wear my city training jacket with pride and want them to do well. City results mean more to me than any big spending remixer team. You can mark me down as much as you like but if you want to do well winning is the only way. To WIN you need to score goals no matter what. These last two seasons it has not happened and waiting for an injured player to recover is NOT THE ANSWER. Come on city let's win the next five. SelseyBill
  • Score: 9

4:07pm Sun 31 Aug 14

SelseyBill says...

SelseyBill wrote:
None of these rants tell me anything new. I have supported city since I was a young lad when Bottom, Wilkinson and Forgan were playing. I live far from York these days I wear my city training jacket with pride and want them to do well. City results mean more to me than any big spending remixer team. You can mark me down as much as you like but if you want to do well winning is the only way. To WIN you need to score goals no matter what. These last two seasons it has not happened and waiting for an injured player to recover is NOT THE ANSWER. Come on city let's win the next five.
Premier team
[quote][p][bold]SelseyBill[/bold] wrote: None of these rants tell me anything new. I have supported city since I was a young lad when Bottom, Wilkinson and Forgan were playing. I live far from York these days I wear my city training jacket with pride and want them to do well. City results mean more to me than any big spending remixer team. You can mark me down as much as you like but if you want to do well winning is the only way. To WIN you need to score goals no matter what. These last two seasons it has not happened and waiting for an injured player to recover is NOT THE ANSWER. Come on city let's win the next five.[/p][/quote]Premier team SelseyBill
  • Score: 3

6:01pm Sun 31 Aug 14

bill bailey says...

SelseyBill wrote:
None of these rants tell me anything new. I have supported city since I was a young lad when Bottom, Wilkinson and Forgan were playing. I live far from York these days I wear my city training jacket with pride and want them to do well. City results mean more to me than any big spending remixer team. You can mark me down as much as you like but if you want to do well winning is the only way. To WIN you need to score goals no matter what. These last two seasons it has not happened and waiting for an injured player to recover is NOT THE ANSWER. Come on city let's win the next five.
I wont mark you down SB, i'll chuck my hat in the ring with yours.
[quote][p][bold]SelseyBill[/bold] wrote: None of these rants tell me anything new. I have supported city since I was a young lad when Bottom, Wilkinson and Forgan were playing. I live far from York these days I wear my city training jacket with pride and want them to do well. City results mean more to me than any big spending remixer team. You can mark me down as much as you like but if you want to do well winning is the only way. To WIN you need to score goals no matter what. These last two seasons it has not happened and waiting for an injured player to recover is NOT THE ANSWER. Come on city let's win the next five.[/p][/quote]I wont mark you down SB, i'll chuck my hat in the ring with yours. bill bailey
  • Score: -14

6:25pm Sun 31 Aug 14

Yorkie41 says...

bill bailey wrote:
SelseyBill wrote:
None of these rants tell me anything new. I have supported city since I was a young lad when Bottom, Wilkinson and Forgan were playing. I live far from York these days I wear my city training jacket with pride and want them to do well. City results mean more to me than any big spending remixer team. You can mark me down as much as you like but if you want to do well winning is the only way. To WIN you need to score goals no matter what. These last two seasons it has not happened and waiting for an injured player to recover is NOT THE ANSWER. Come on city let's win the next five.
I wont mark you down SB, i'll chuck my hat in the ring with yours.
Spoken like a gent Bill.
[quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SelseyBill[/bold] wrote: None of these rants tell me anything new. I have supported city since I was a young lad when Bottom, Wilkinson and Forgan were playing. I live far from York these days I wear my city training jacket with pride and want them to do well. City results mean more to me than any big spending remixer team. You can mark me down as much as you like but if you want to do well winning is the only way. To WIN you need to score goals no matter what. These last two seasons it has not happened and waiting for an injured player to recover is NOT THE ANSWER. Come on city let's win the next five.[/p][/quote]I wont mark you down SB, i'll chuck my hat in the ring with yours.[/p][/quote]Spoken like a gent Bill. Yorkie41
  • Score: -11

2:02pm Mon 1 Sep 14

dadster says...

I may be wrong but wasn't Hyde flagged offside anyway when he missed the rebound to Coulson's free-kick so it wouldn't have counted, Having said that he still should have scored. It's also time Coulson is restored to the wide right position and get Fletcher back in from the start. Tomorrow's game at Barnsley is the perfect opportunity to give players like Fletcher, Hirst, Montrose and Parslow some game time as it's no more than a glorified friendly in a competition very few care about until the very latter stages. With our small squad I'm not sure we need a good run in this competition other then to give fringe players game time.
I may be wrong but wasn't Hyde flagged offside anyway when he missed the rebound to Coulson's free-kick so it wouldn't have counted, Having said that he still should have scored. It's also time Coulson is restored to the wide right position and get Fletcher back in from the start. Tomorrow's game at Barnsley is the perfect opportunity to give players like Fletcher, Hirst, Montrose and Parslow some game time as it's no more than a glorified friendly in a competition very few care about until the very latter stages. With our small squad I'm not sure we need a good run in this competition other then to give fringe players game time. dadster
  • Score: 3

2:30pm Mon 1 Sep 14

nomorenursing says...

I was at the game on Saturday, standing on't Shippo right behind the goal, and I have to say like one or two have already stated, that Ingham was very lucky not to have seen his net bulge behind him on both those ocassions when Wycombe slung the ball in to the box as the indecision was as plain as day to me and many others around me. The looks on McCombes and Lowe's faces spoke volumes as Ingham retreated to his goal line and then only at the last moment appeared to realise that he was 'last man standing' and had to make a last ditch save to save his embarassment. Yet again there was no communication from Ingham to his back line, and he was ineffective in his positional sense at set pieces. A better team is gonna crucify us soon if we don't sharpen up. What is the so-called goal-keeping coach doing to rectify the matter. Right, that's Ingham. What about the rest of them? Hyde: Not moving or looking like a striker at all, spent half the time wandering aimlessly about gesticulating at team mates pointlessly. (Fletcher did more in his usual cameo than Hyde did for the entire time he was on the beach... sorry, pitch)? Half expected Coulson to be subbed as he was woeful with his shooting (for Pete's sake, let someone else have a go with free kicks), even though his work rate was good his end product is becoming frustratingly familiar. Meikle: Very poor 1st half, much better in 2nd, not half as wasteful. However, does NW constantly need to remind him that he has got the talent to get behind defenders at half time. Needs to get in the box and have the confidence to get a shot away (like Carson), rather than pass to a team mate all the time. I would personally drop Coulson to the bench and stick with Meikle. Straker: Didn't look too confident on Saturday, hence being subbed, with Meikle switching to cover on that flank it upset the balance for a while and was maybe why Meikle was all over the place. I am not going to go through everybody, as I just wanted to put my own thoughts forward on one or two players. The feeling I still had when walking away from BC on Sat was sheer frustration. One goal, just one goal would have settled it and everybody would be happy. But no, Wycombe came to spoil (and did). The referee was weak and did nothing about the blatant time-wasting. The pitch was awful (just a load of grown men running around kicking sand in each others faces all afternoon). And please Nigel, try and get the team to slow down a touch and think a little, as they all seem to be racing around and not getting anywhere fast. Midfield still not commanding enough or dictating play (Montrose alonside Penn maybe). The team is trying to work hard, that is obvious to most supporters, but we need to steady up and have the confidence to play the ball more to feet (like we did at Tranmere), and take the ball into the oppositions box rather than continually hitting long crosses for non-existent strikers to head. I think NW should experiment a little at Barnsley tomorrow, rest a few, as we haven't anything to lose. COYR.
I was at the game on Saturday, standing on't Shippo right behind the goal, and I have to say like one or two have already stated, that Ingham was very lucky not to have seen his net bulge behind him on both those ocassions when Wycombe slung the ball in to the box as the indecision was as plain as day to me and many others around me. The looks on McCombes and Lowe's faces spoke volumes as Ingham retreated to his goal line and then only at the last moment appeared to realise that he was 'last man standing' and had to make a last ditch save to save his embarassment. Yet again there was no communication from Ingham to his back line, and he was ineffective in his positional sense at set pieces. A better team is gonna crucify us soon if we don't sharpen up. What is the so-called goal-keeping coach doing to rectify the matter. Right, that's Ingham. What about the rest of them? Hyde: Not moving or looking like a striker at all, spent half the time wandering aimlessly about gesticulating at team mates pointlessly. (Fletcher did more in his usual cameo than Hyde did for the entire time he was on the beach... sorry, pitch)? Half expected Coulson to be subbed as he was woeful with his shooting (for Pete's sake, let someone else have a go with free kicks), even though his work rate was good his end product is becoming frustratingly familiar. Meikle: Very poor 1st half, much better in 2nd, not half as wasteful. However, does NW constantly need to remind him that he has got the talent to get behind defenders at half time. Needs to get in the box and have the confidence to get a shot away (like Carson), rather than pass to a team mate all the time. I would personally drop Coulson to the bench and stick with Meikle. Straker: Didn't look too confident on Saturday, hence being subbed, with Meikle switching to cover on that flank it upset the balance for a while and was maybe why Meikle was all over the place. I am not going to go through everybody, as I just wanted to put my own thoughts forward on one or two players. The feeling I still had when walking away from BC on Sat was sheer frustration. One goal, just one goal would have settled it and everybody would be happy. But no, Wycombe came to spoil (and did). The referee was weak and did nothing about the blatant time-wasting. The pitch was awful (just a load of grown men running around kicking sand in each others faces all afternoon). And please Nigel, try and get the team to slow down a touch and think a little, as they all seem to be racing around and not getting anywhere fast. Midfield still not commanding enough or dictating play (Montrose alonside Penn maybe). The team is trying to work hard, that is obvious to most supporters, but we need to steady up and have the confidence to play the ball more to feet (like we did at Tranmere), and take the ball into the oppositions box rather than continually hitting long crosses for non-existent strikers to head. I think NW should experiment a little at Barnsley tomorrow, rest a few, as we haven't anything to lose. COYR. nomorenursing
  • Score: 6

2:36pm Mon 1 Sep 14

Yorkie41 says...

Yorkie41 wrote:
bill bailey wrote:
SelseyBill wrote:
None of these rants tell me anything new. I have supported city since I was a young lad when Bottom, Wilkinson and Forgan were playing. I live far from York these days I wear my city training jacket with pride and want them to do well. City results mean more to me than any big spending remixer team. You can mark me down as much as you like but if you want to do well winning is the only way. To WIN you need to score goals no matter what. These last two seasons it has not happened and waiting for an injured player to recover is NOT THE ANSWER. Come on city let's win the next five.
I wont mark you down SB, i'll chuck my hat in the ring with yours.
Spoken like a gent Bill.
Some people on this comment page need to get a life people like Bill and myself are old men and are fully aware of the ups and downs City has had over the last sixty years. but still support York City FC.
[quote][p][bold]Yorkie41[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SelseyBill[/bold] wrote: None of these rants tell me anything new. I have supported city since I was a young lad when Bottom, Wilkinson and Forgan were playing. I live far from York these days I wear my city training jacket with pride and want them to do well. City results mean more to me than any big spending remixer team. You can mark me down as much as you like but if you want to do well winning is the only way. To WIN you need to score goals no matter what. These last two seasons it has not happened and waiting for an injured player to recover is NOT THE ANSWER. Come on city let's win the next five.[/p][/quote]I wont mark you down SB, i'll chuck my hat in the ring with yours.[/p][/quote]Spoken like a gent Bill.[/p][/quote]Some people on this comment page need to get a life people like Bill and myself are old men and are fully aware of the ups and downs City has had over the last sixty years. but still support York City FC. Yorkie41
  • Score: 4

4:21pm Mon 1 Sep 14

bill bailey says...

nomorenursing wrote:
I was at the game on Saturday, standing on't Shippo right behind the goal, and I have to say like one or two have already stated, that Ingham was very lucky not to have seen his net bulge behind him on both those ocassions when Wycombe slung the ball in to the box as the indecision was as plain as day to me and many others around me. The looks on McCombes and Lowe's faces spoke volumes as Ingham retreated to his goal line and then only at the last moment appeared to realise that he was 'last man standing' and had to make a last ditch save to save his embarassment. Yet again there was no communication from Ingham to his back line, and he was ineffective in his positional sense at set pieces. A better team is gonna crucify us soon if we don't sharpen up. What is the so-called goal-keeping coach doing to rectify the matter. Right, that's Ingham. What about the rest of them? Hyde: Not moving or looking like a striker at all, spent half the time wandering aimlessly about gesticulating at team mates pointlessly. (Fletcher did more in his usual cameo than Hyde did for the entire time he was on the beach... sorry, pitch)? Half expected Coulson to be subbed as he was woeful with his shooting (for Pete's sake, let someone else have a go with free kicks), even though his work rate was good his end product is becoming frustratingly familiar. Meikle: Very poor 1st half, much better in 2nd, not half as wasteful. However, does NW constantly need to remind him that he has got the talent to get behind defenders at half time. Needs to get in the box and have the confidence to get a shot away (like Carson), rather than pass to a team mate all the time. I would personally drop Coulson to the bench and stick with Meikle. Straker: Didn't look too confident on Saturday, hence being subbed, with Meikle switching to cover on that flank it upset the balance for a while and was maybe why Meikle was all over the place. I am not going to go through everybody, as I just wanted to put my own thoughts forward on one or two players. The feeling I still had when walking away from BC on Sat was sheer frustration. One goal, just one goal would have settled it and everybody would be happy. But no, Wycombe came to spoil (and did). The referee was weak and did nothing about the blatant time-wasting. The pitch was awful (just a load of grown men running around kicking sand in each others faces all afternoon). And please Nigel, try and get the team to slow down a touch and think a little, as they all seem to be racing around and not getting anywhere fast. Midfield still not commanding enough or dictating play (Montrose alonside Penn maybe). The team is trying to work hard, that is obvious to most supporters, but we need to steady up and have the confidence to play the ball more to feet (like we did at Tranmere), and take the ball into the oppositions box rather than continually hitting long crosses for non-existent strikers to head. I think NW should experiment a little at Barnsley tomorrow, rest a few, as we haven't anything to lose. COYR.
According to Dadster I don't go to the games I just feed off others on here. But you my friend have just put together a first class post and I hope others read it very carefully because it sums up the problems exactly , If I might just add if people on here read my comments over the last three weeks ,it would support exactly what you have written , Strikers snatching at balls, Hyde not getting himself into space, the two wide lads not drawing defenders , no one taking responsibility in mid field, goalkeeper not using the ball when he has time, Hey I don't expect perfection , I cant say they lack effort, but they are running around but getting no where , I want someone or two in the middle third to put his foot on the ball and take control . I see frustration at the back and you put your finger why there is, And there is no one on here can
say differently, and that includes you DADSTER, and you show a little respect for others who have the same right to their opinions as you.
[quote][p][bold]nomorenursing[/bold] wrote: I was at the game on Saturday, standing on't Shippo right behind the goal, and I have to say like one or two have already stated, that Ingham was very lucky not to have seen his net bulge behind him on both those ocassions when Wycombe slung the ball in to the box as the indecision was as plain as day to me and many others around me. The looks on McCombes and Lowe's faces spoke volumes as Ingham retreated to his goal line and then only at the last moment appeared to realise that he was 'last man standing' and had to make a last ditch save to save his embarassment. Yet again there was no communication from Ingham to his back line, and he was ineffective in his positional sense at set pieces. A better team is gonna crucify us soon if we don't sharpen up. What is the so-called goal-keeping coach doing to rectify the matter. Right, that's Ingham. What about the rest of them? Hyde: Not moving or looking like a striker at all, spent half the time wandering aimlessly about gesticulating at team mates pointlessly. (Fletcher did more in his usual cameo than Hyde did for the entire time he was on the beach... sorry, pitch)? Half expected Coulson to be subbed as he was woeful with his shooting (for Pete's sake, let someone else have a go with free kicks), even though his work rate was good his end product is becoming frustratingly familiar. Meikle: Very poor 1st half, much better in 2nd, not half as wasteful. However, does NW constantly need to remind him that he has got the talent to get behind defenders at half time. Needs to get in the box and have the confidence to get a shot away (like Carson), rather than pass to a team mate all the time. I would personally drop Coulson to the bench and stick with Meikle. Straker: Didn't look too confident on Saturday, hence being subbed, with Meikle switching to cover on that flank it upset the balance for a while and was maybe why Meikle was all over the place. I am not going to go through everybody, as I just wanted to put my own thoughts forward on one or two players. The feeling I still had when walking away from BC on Sat was sheer frustration. One goal, just one goal would have settled it and everybody would be happy. But no, Wycombe came to spoil (and did). The referee was weak and did nothing about the blatant time-wasting. The pitch was awful (just a load of grown men running around kicking sand in each others faces all afternoon). And please Nigel, try and get the team to slow down a touch and think a little, as they all seem to be racing around and not getting anywhere fast. Midfield still not commanding enough or dictating play (Montrose alonside Penn maybe). The team is trying to work hard, that is obvious to most supporters, but we need to steady up and have the confidence to play the ball more to feet (like we did at Tranmere), and take the ball into the oppositions box rather than continually hitting long crosses for non-existent strikers to head. I think NW should experiment a little at Barnsley tomorrow, rest a few, as we haven't anything to lose. COYR.[/p][/quote]According to Dadster I don't go to the games I just feed off others on here. But you my friend have just put together a first class post and I hope others read it very carefully because it sums up the problems exactly , If I might just add if people on here read my comments over the last three weeks ,it would support exactly what you have written , Strikers snatching at balls, Hyde not getting himself into space, the two wide lads not drawing defenders , no one taking responsibility in mid field, goalkeeper not using the ball when he has time, Hey I don't expect perfection , I cant say they lack effort, but they are running around but getting no where , I want someone or two in the middle third to put his foot on the ball and take control . I see frustration at the back and you put your finger why there is, And there is no one on here can say differently, and that includes you DADSTER, and you show a little respect for others who have the same right to their opinions as you. bill bailey
  • Score: 0

4:46pm Mon 1 Sep 14

dadster says...

bill bailey wrote:
nomorenursing wrote:
I was at the game on Saturday, standing on't Shippo right behind the goal, and I have to say like one or two have already stated, that Ingham was very lucky not to have seen his net bulge behind him on both those ocassions when Wycombe slung the ball in to the box as the indecision was as plain as day to me and many others around me. The looks on McCombes and Lowe's faces spoke volumes as Ingham retreated to his goal line and then only at the last moment appeared to realise that he was 'last man standing' and had to make a last ditch save to save his embarassment. Yet again there was no communication from Ingham to his back line, and he was ineffective in his positional sense at set pieces. A better team is gonna crucify us soon if we don't sharpen up. What is the so-called goal-keeping coach doing to rectify the matter. Right, that's Ingham. What about the rest of them? Hyde: Not moving or looking like a striker at all, spent half the time wandering aimlessly about gesticulating at team mates pointlessly. (Fletcher did more in his usual cameo than Hyde did for the entire time he was on the beach... sorry, pitch)? Half expected Coulson to be subbed as he was woeful with his shooting (for Pete's sake, let someone else have a go with free kicks), even though his work rate was good his end product is becoming frustratingly familiar. Meikle: Very poor 1st half, much better in 2nd, not half as wasteful. However, does NW constantly need to remind him that he has got the talent to get behind defenders at half time. Needs to get in the box and have the confidence to get a shot away (like Carson), rather than pass to a team mate all the time. I would personally drop Coulson to the bench and stick with Meikle. Straker: Didn't look too confident on Saturday, hence being subbed, with Meikle switching to cover on that flank it upset the balance for a while and was maybe why Meikle was all over the place. I am not going to go through everybody, as I just wanted to put my own thoughts forward on one or two players. The feeling I still had when walking away from BC on Sat was sheer frustration. One goal, just one goal would have settled it and everybody would be happy. But no, Wycombe came to spoil (and did). The referee was weak and did nothing about the blatant time-wasting. The pitch was awful (just a load of grown men running around kicking sand in each others faces all afternoon). And please Nigel, try and get the team to slow down a touch and think a little, as they all seem to be racing around and not getting anywhere fast. Midfield still not commanding enough or dictating play (Montrose alonside Penn maybe). The team is trying to work hard, that is obvious to most supporters, but we need to steady up and have the confidence to play the ball more to feet (like we did at Tranmere), and take the ball into the oppositions box rather than continually hitting long crosses for non-existent strikers to head. I think NW should experiment a little at Barnsley tomorrow, rest a few, as we haven't anything to lose. COYR.
According to Dadster I don't go to the games I just feed off others on here. But you my friend have just put together a first class post and I hope others read it very carefully because it sums up the problems exactly , If I might just add if people on here read my comments over the last three weeks ,it would support exactly what you have written , Strikers snatching at balls, Hyde not getting himself into space, the two wide lads not drawing defenders , no one taking responsibility in mid field, goalkeeper not using the ball when he has time, Hey I don't expect perfection , I cant say they lack effort, but they are running around but getting no where , I want someone or two in the middle third to put his foot on the ball and take control . I see frustration at the back and you put your finger why there is, And there is no one on here can
say differently, and that includes you DADSTER, and you show a little respect for others who have the same right to their opinions as you.
This is the last time I will comment on one of your nonsensical postings but just to put the record straight I have the utmost respect for other peoples opinions and comments when they are based on attending at least some City games and/or who have a real emotional attachment to the clubs fortunes. I don't always agree with them and likewise I don't expect others to always agree with me.

Once again you've provided no evidence whatsoever that you have ever attended any City game this season or any other season for that matter hence why your comments are often unfounded.

You are entitled to your opinion on here like anyone else but please don't talk to me about showing respect, questioning my knowledge of football or asking me to question other peoples postings like you have in the last couple of days.

I'm sure you will wish to have the last word as you always do.
[quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nomorenursing[/bold] wrote: I was at the game on Saturday, standing on't Shippo right behind the goal, and I have to say like one or two have already stated, that Ingham was very lucky not to have seen his net bulge behind him on both those ocassions when Wycombe slung the ball in to the box as the indecision was as plain as day to me and many others around me. The looks on McCombes and Lowe's faces spoke volumes as Ingham retreated to his goal line and then only at the last moment appeared to realise that he was 'last man standing' and had to make a last ditch save to save his embarassment. Yet again there was no communication from Ingham to his back line, and he was ineffective in his positional sense at set pieces. A better team is gonna crucify us soon if we don't sharpen up. What is the so-called goal-keeping coach doing to rectify the matter. Right, that's Ingham. What about the rest of them? Hyde: Not moving or looking like a striker at all, spent half the time wandering aimlessly about gesticulating at team mates pointlessly. (Fletcher did more in his usual cameo than Hyde did for the entire time he was on the beach... sorry, pitch)? Half expected Coulson to be subbed as he was woeful with his shooting (for Pete's sake, let someone else have a go with free kicks), even though his work rate was good his end product is becoming frustratingly familiar. Meikle: Very poor 1st half, much better in 2nd, not half as wasteful. However, does NW constantly need to remind him that he has got the talent to get behind defenders at half time. Needs to get in the box and have the confidence to get a shot away (like Carson), rather than pass to a team mate all the time. I would personally drop Coulson to the bench and stick with Meikle. Straker: Didn't look too confident on Saturday, hence being subbed, with Meikle switching to cover on that flank it upset the balance for a while and was maybe why Meikle was all over the place. I am not going to go through everybody, as I just wanted to put my own thoughts forward on one or two players. The feeling I still had when walking away from BC on Sat was sheer frustration. One goal, just one goal would have settled it and everybody would be happy. But no, Wycombe came to spoil (and did). The referee was weak and did nothing about the blatant time-wasting. The pitch was awful (just a load of grown men running around kicking sand in each others faces all afternoon). And please Nigel, try and get the team to slow down a touch and think a little, as they all seem to be racing around and not getting anywhere fast. Midfield still not commanding enough or dictating play (Montrose alonside Penn maybe). The team is trying to work hard, that is obvious to most supporters, but we need to steady up and have the confidence to play the ball more to feet (like we did at Tranmere), and take the ball into the oppositions box rather than continually hitting long crosses for non-existent strikers to head. I think NW should experiment a little at Barnsley tomorrow, rest a few, as we haven't anything to lose. COYR.[/p][/quote]According to Dadster I don't go to the games I just feed off others on here. But you my friend have just put together a first class post and I hope others read it very carefully because it sums up the problems exactly , If I might just add if people on here read my comments over the last three weeks ,it would support exactly what you have written , Strikers snatching at balls, Hyde not getting himself into space, the two wide lads not drawing defenders , no one taking responsibility in mid field, goalkeeper not using the ball when he has time, Hey I don't expect perfection , I cant say they lack effort, but they are running around but getting no where , I want someone or two in the middle third to put his foot on the ball and take control . I see frustration at the back and you put your finger why there is, And there is no one on here can say differently, and that includes you DADSTER, and you show a little respect for others who have the same right to their opinions as you.[/p][/quote]This is the last time I will comment on one of your nonsensical postings but just to put the record straight I have the utmost respect for other peoples opinions and comments when they are based on attending at least some City games and/or who have a real emotional attachment to the clubs fortunes. I don't always agree with them and likewise I don't expect others to always agree with me. Once again you've provided no evidence whatsoever that you have ever attended any City game this season or any other season for that matter hence why your comments are often unfounded. You are entitled to your opinion on here like anyone else but please don't talk to me about showing respect, questioning my knowledge of football or asking me to question other peoples postings like you have in the last couple of days. I'm sure you will wish to have the last word as you always do. dadster
  • Score: 6

5:32pm Mon 1 Sep 14

North Lincs Minsterman says...

For heaven's sake can we PLEASE end the constant personal bickering between certain individuals? I have no knowledge of your backgrounds or experiences etc. but surely we are all in the same boat, wanting a successful York City FC. On that note, we have what we have and we are fortunate to have a well-respected, competent and knowledgeable manager with important contacts one woould presume. We also seem to be in the hands of a caring and competent board who have made things happen for us.

As for Saturday, it was a frustrating game. Wycombe's time-wasting tactics and City's lack of quality in the box were the main reasons for this. Some day soon it is going to click and we are going to give someone a real pasting - remember Scunthorpe last season? Hope it might be Luton!!!!
For heaven's sake can we PLEASE end the constant personal bickering between certain individuals? I have no knowledge of your backgrounds or experiences etc. but surely we are all in the same boat, wanting a successful York City FC. On that note, we have what we have and we are fortunate to have a well-respected, competent and knowledgeable manager with important contacts one woould presume. We also seem to be in the hands of a caring and competent board who have made things happen for us. As for Saturday, it was a frustrating game. Wycombe's time-wasting tactics and City's lack of quality in the box were the main reasons for this. Some day soon it is going to click and we are going to give someone a real pasting - remember Scunthorpe last season? Hope it might be Luton!!!! North Lincs Minsterman
  • Score: 5
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