York City hoping Wes Fletcher injury clears up for Stevenage trip

York City striker Wes Fletcher

York City striker Wes Fletcher

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YORK City are hoping striker Wes Fletcher will be fit for the weekend after picking up a hamstring injury during the 2-0 Johnstone’s Paint Trophy defeat at Barnsley.

Second-half goals by on-loan Manchester City striker Devante Cole and Kane Hemmings clinched a first-round victory for the hosts after Fletcher had been withdrawn at the interval.

The Minstermen’s top scorer, making his first start since mid-February following his medial ligament injury, was replaced by Jake Hyde with manager Nigel Worthington keen to avoid more serious damage by keeping Fletcher on after the restart.

It is hoped that intervention will mean Fletcher can be involved in Saturday’s SkyBet League Two match at Stevenage.

Said Worthington: “Hopefully, Wes might be all right for Saturday because losing him (against Barnsley) probably affected us a bit.

“He holds the ball up for us and he shows the importance of keeping it up there when he plays.

“He’s strong, backs into defenders and, if he gets a half chance, he will have a pop at goal and that’s what we need at the moment.

“He had a tight hamstring, though, so there was no way I was going to risk him being out for a few weeks by keeping him on.”

Defeat left City still searching for their first victory seven fixtures into the new season, but Worthington was pleased by his side’s display against their higher-division opponents, who were plying their trade in the Championship last term.

He added: “We should have dealt with their first goal better but it was a good strike for their second.

“Otherwise, I thought our energy, commitment and quality, at times, was excellent.

“The way we knocked the ball about and took Barnsley on was very, very good.”

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10:31pm Tue 2 Sep 14

redbluelion says...

We need strikers who can score goals,we won't be any good until we get some. lack of goals is letting the team and supporters down. this should have been sorted in the summer.time to act now and bring in someone on loan.
We need strikers who can score goals,we won't be any good until we get some. lack of goals is letting the team and supporters down. this should have been sorted in the summer.time to act now and bring in someone on loan. redbluelion
  • Score: 11

11:06pm Tue 2 Sep 14

haveapasty says...

picking up a hamstring? where did he find it?
picking up a hamstring? where did he find it? haveapasty
  • Score: 8

8:51am Wed 3 Sep 14

poppyroad says...

Fletcher was impressive in a v.good first half team performance - & we were not the same when he went off. The game passed Hyde by. In the first half Fletcher & Coulson’s movement & control brought everyone into the game & they also played a full part in pressing a struggling Barnsley back. Seven first half corners – excellent; no saves required of their keeper – worrying.
In the second half Barnsley upped their pace and began to play – their 8 was a class act. I thought they began to out muscle us. The game stretched - & we had chances. Hirst is v.promising but v.young. I hope that miss does not set him back. Meikle & Straker had some v. good moments – both worry defenders when they choose to bring the ball inside, not just getting behind the defender for the pull back. The Barnsley first goal was a lesson to them in where the back post is when you cross.
Who was supposed to come out and shut down their midfielder for their second goal? I suspect Montrose, who just isn’t good enough.
The team that played the first half are good enough
– if they can get a fit Fletcher on the park.
I’ll be at Stevenage , hoping to see it click.
Fletcher was impressive in a v.good first half team performance - & we were not the same when he went off. The game passed Hyde by. In the first half Fletcher & Coulson’s movement & control brought everyone into the game & they also played a full part in pressing a struggling Barnsley back. Seven first half corners – excellent; no saves required of their keeper – worrying. In the second half Barnsley upped their pace and began to play – their 8 was a class act. I thought they began to out muscle us. The game stretched - & we had chances. Hirst is v.promising but v.young. I hope that miss does not set him back. Meikle & Straker had some v. good moments – both worry defenders when they choose to bring the ball inside, not just getting behind the defender for the pull back. The Barnsley first goal was a lesson to them in where the back post is when you cross. Who was supposed to come out and shut down their midfielder for their second goal? I suspect Montrose, who just isn’t good enough. The team that played the first half are good enough – if they can get a fit Fletcher on the park. I’ll be at Stevenage , hoping to see it click. poppyroad
  • Score: 9

3:52pm Wed 3 Sep 14

born&breed says...

poppyroad wrote:
Fletcher was impressive in a v.good first half team performance - & we were not the same when he went off. The game passed Hyde by. In the first half Fletcher & Coulson’s movement & control brought everyone into the game & they also played a full part in pressing a struggling Barnsley back. Seven first half corners – excellent; no saves required of their keeper – worrying.
In the second half Barnsley upped their pace and began to play – their 8 was a class act. I thought they began to out muscle us. The game stretched - & we had chances. Hirst is v.promising but v.young. I hope that miss does not set him back. Meikle & Straker had some v. good moments – both worry defenders when they choose to bring the ball inside, not just getting behind the defender for the pull back. The Barnsley first goal was a lesson to them in where the back post is when you cross.
Who was supposed to come out and shut down their midfielder for their second goal? I suspect Montrose, who just isn’t good enough.
The team that played the first half are good enough
– if they can get a fit Fletcher on the park.
I’ll be at Stevenage , hoping to see it click.
Well reported - agree with most of the content.
When Fletcher was replaced we never seemed to get involved again up front - balls were played up but never held up or laid off - we looked toothless with both Hyde & Hurst. Coulson for me gave 100% but you can not do it alone. We must start with Coulson and Fletcher - sorry to say it, but Bowman showed more commitment. Midfield overall were good, I know we made change - mainly thinking ahead to Saturday - I thought the shot from Montrose sum up his game (can you call it a shot?) almost hit the underside of the stand roof near the corner flag. Meikle & Stracker frustrate me - they attack well, reasonable crosses - but each equipt with tame shots - Meikle for me beats his man, cuts inside and passes square - usually to their defender, or behind our front line - why doesn't he drive on and belt it. With his pace going into the box will cause problems to a retreating defender - but no, the silly square pass. Their midfield showed our midfield how to shoot - hit the target and you always have a chance. Shots no better than a backpass are not going to beat the keeper. As someone said - to pick up a striker in the Brodie or Paul Barnes you have to be lucky - good striker are in demand and are likely to be playing at a higher level - we've got to find a gem from somewhere - it's not through the lack of try we find ourselves in this position. Hanson at Bradford - plucked from no where - we need the same luck. Last night we were the better side, even Barnsley agreed we should have been out of sight by half-time Hey - it will soon be Saturday and we will all go full of optimism.
[quote][p][bold]poppyroad[/bold] wrote: Fletcher was impressive in a v.good first half team performance - & we were not the same when he went off. The game passed Hyde by. In the first half Fletcher & Coulson’s movement & control brought everyone into the game & they also played a full part in pressing a struggling Barnsley back. Seven first half corners – excellent; no saves required of their keeper – worrying. In the second half Barnsley upped their pace and began to play – their 8 was a class act. I thought they began to out muscle us. The game stretched - & we had chances. Hirst is v.promising but v.young. I hope that miss does not set him back. Meikle & Straker had some v. good moments – both worry defenders when they choose to bring the ball inside, not just getting behind the defender for the pull back. The Barnsley first goal was a lesson to them in where the back post is when you cross. Who was supposed to come out and shut down their midfielder for their second goal? I suspect Montrose, who just isn’t good enough. The team that played the first half are good enough – if they can get a fit Fletcher on the park. I’ll be at Stevenage , hoping to see it click.[/p][/quote]Well reported - agree with most of the content. When Fletcher was replaced we never seemed to get involved again up front - balls were played up but never held up or laid off - we looked toothless with both Hyde & Hurst. Coulson for me gave 100% but you can not do it alone. We must start with Coulson and Fletcher - sorry to say it, but Bowman showed more commitment. Midfield overall were good, I know we made change - mainly thinking ahead to Saturday - I thought the shot from Montrose sum up his game (can you call it a shot?) almost hit the underside of the stand roof near the corner flag. Meikle & Stracker frustrate me - they attack well, reasonable crosses - but each equipt with tame shots - Meikle for me beats his man, cuts inside and passes square - usually to their defender, or behind our front line - why doesn't he drive on and belt it. With his pace going into the box will cause problems to a retreating defender - but no, the silly square pass. Their midfield showed our midfield how to shoot - hit the target and you always have a chance. Shots no better than a backpass are not going to beat the keeper. As someone said - to pick up a striker in the Brodie or Paul Barnes you have to be lucky - good striker are in demand and are likely to be playing at a higher level - we've got to find a gem from somewhere - it's not through the lack of try we find ourselves in this position. Hanson at Bradford - plucked from no where - we need the same luck. Last night we were the better side, even Barnsley agreed we should have been out of sight by half-time Hey - it will soon be Saturday and we will all go full of optimism. born&breed
  • Score: 4

4:00pm Wed 3 Sep 14

Fat Harry says...

"Seven first half corners – excellent; no saves required of their keeper – worrying."

Thanks Poppyroad: our season so far summarised in one compact sentence.
"Seven first half corners – excellent; no saves required of their keeper – worrying." Thanks Poppyroad: our season so far summarised in one compact sentence. Fat Harry
  • Score: 4

4:48pm Wed 3 Sep 14

redbluelion says...

the way to win football matches,first you must score more goals than the other team your playing. 2nd concede less goals than the other team. my message for mr worthington.. now get it sorted. not good enough.
the way to win football matches,first you must score more goals than the other team your playing. 2nd concede less goals than the other team. my message for mr worthington.. now get it sorted. not good enough. redbluelion
  • Score: -9

5:08pm Wed 3 Sep 14

Monks Boss says...

You would think Steve Torpey would advise NW that something is not quite right in terms of finding the back of the net.NW is obviously defensive minded hence we don't get beaten.But everyone is loosing patience we need to ditch Hyde and get someone who knows how to score at this level.Oh, what does it say when we let decent strikers leave ie Shaquille McDonald ,who is now at Derby?(A diamond in the rough NW said).hmmm why show him the door?
You would think Steve Torpey would advise NW that something is not quite right in terms of finding the back of the net.NW is obviously defensive minded hence we don't get beaten.But everyone is loosing patience we need to ditch Hyde and get someone who knows how to score at this level.Oh, what does it say when we let decent strikers leave ie Shaquille McDonald ,who is now at Derby?(A diamond in the rough NW said).hmmm why show him the door? Monks Boss
  • Score: -9

5:32pm Wed 3 Sep 14

dbrs88 says...

Monks Boss wrote:
You would think Steve Torpey would advise NW that something is not quite right in terms of finding the back of the net.NW is obviously defensive minded hence we don't get beaten.But everyone is loosing patience we need to ditch Hyde and get someone who knows how to score at this level.Oh, what does it say when we let decent strikers leave ie Shaquille McDonald ,who is now at Derby?(A diamond in the rough NW said).hmmm why show him the door?
Hyde scored 14 in 40 league 2 games when Barnet got relegated in 20 and has already proven he's a great poacher.. Strikers thrive on confidence... so get behind them not knock them!

Also you have no idea what goes on behind closed doors.. in any case MacDonald signed for derby but plays for the development squad and no where near the first team... we dont have enough financial clout to be gambling on someone who is not quite the finished article yet.

We've started this season like we did last year.. 90% there, just missing the odd bit of luck. After 5 games and a practically new squad we are making good progress, Keep the faith, tbh another solid mid table finish suits me fine.. need to be in the football league for our stadium move... we a very much a work in progress team.
[quote][p][bold]Monks Boss[/bold] wrote: You would think Steve Torpey would advise NW that something is not quite right in terms of finding the back of the net.NW is obviously defensive minded hence we don't get beaten.But everyone is loosing patience we need to ditch Hyde and get someone who knows how to score at this level.Oh, what does it say when we let decent strikers leave ie Shaquille McDonald ,who is now at Derby?(A diamond in the rough NW said).hmmm why show him the door?[/p][/quote]Hyde scored 14 in 40 league 2 games when Barnet got relegated in 20 and has already proven he's a great poacher.. Strikers thrive on confidence... so get behind them not knock them! Also you have no idea what goes on behind closed doors.. in any case MacDonald signed for derby but plays for the development squad and no where near the first team... we dont have enough financial clout to be gambling on someone who is not quite the finished article yet. We've started this season like we did last year.. 90% there, just missing the odd bit of luck. After 5 games and a practically new squad we are making good progress, Keep the faith, tbh another solid mid table finish suits me fine.. need to be in the football league for our stadium move... we a very much a work in progress team. dbrs88
  • Score: 13

5:33pm Wed 3 Sep 14

dbrs88 says...

Also hope Wes is back up and running for the weekend, we good really do with him.
Also hope Wes is back up and running for the weekend, we good really do with him. dbrs88
  • Score: 0

5:33pm Wed 3 Sep 14

dbrs88 says...

Also hope Wes is back up and running for the weekend, we good really do with him.
Also hope Wes is back up and running for the weekend, we good really do with him. dbrs88
  • Score: 0

5:40pm Wed 3 Sep 14

bill bailey says...

There is a rumour going around LIVERPOOL will be loaning out a 20 yr old
forward SAMED YESIL . I wonder !!
There is a rumour going around LIVERPOOL will be loaning out a 20 yr old forward SAMED YESIL . I wonder !! bill bailey
  • Score: -1

5:42pm Wed 3 Sep 14

Monks Boss says...

dbrs88 wrote:
Monks Boss wrote:
You would think Steve Torpey would advise NW that something is not quite right in terms of finding the back of the net.NW is obviously defensive minded hence we don't get beaten.But everyone is loosing patience we need to ditch Hyde and get someone who knows how to score at this level.Oh, what does it say when we let decent strikers leave ie Shaquille McDonald ,who is now at Derby?(A diamond in the rough NW said).hmmm why show him the door?
Hyde scored 14 in 40 league 2 games when Barnet got relegated in 20 and has already proven he's a great poacher.. Strikers thrive on confidence... so get behind them not knock them!

Also you have no idea what goes on behind closed doors.. in any case MacDonald signed for derby but plays for the development squad and no where near the first team... we dont have enough financial clout to be gambling on someone who is not quite the finished article yet.

We've started this season like we did last year.. 90% there, just missing the odd bit of luck. After 5 games and a practically new squad we are making good progress, Keep the faith, tbh another solid mid table finish suits me fine.. need to be in the football league for our stadium move... we a very much a work in progress team.
You've got your head up your bottom if you think we could reach midtable with the current forwards.Lets put it this way Calvin Andrews and Bowman are better than Hyde am i right?Lets hope Hyde scores 14 when we get relegated then.
[quote][p][bold]dbrs88[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Monks Boss[/bold] wrote: You would think Steve Torpey would advise NW that something is not quite right in terms of finding the back of the net.NW is obviously defensive minded hence we don't get beaten.But everyone is loosing patience we need to ditch Hyde and get someone who knows how to score at this level.Oh, what does it say when we let decent strikers leave ie Shaquille McDonald ,who is now at Derby?(A diamond in the rough NW said).hmmm why show him the door?[/p][/quote]Hyde scored 14 in 40 league 2 games when Barnet got relegated in 20 and has already proven he's a great poacher.. Strikers thrive on confidence... so get behind them not knock them! Also you have no idea what goes on behind closed doors.. in any case MacDonald signed for derby but plays for the development squad and no where near the first team... we dont have enough financial clout to be gambling on someone who is not quite the finished article yet. We've started this season like we did last year.. 90% there, just missing the odd bit of luck. After 5 games and a practically new squad we are making good progress, Keep the faith, tbh another solid mid table finish suits me fine.. need to be in the football league for our stadium move... we a very much a work in progress team.[/p][/quote]You've got your head up your bottom if you think we could reach midtable with the current forwards.Lets put it this way Calvin Andrews and Bowman are better than Hyde am i right?Lets hope Hyde scores 14 when we get relegated then. Monks Boss
  • Score: -18

5:47pm Wed 3 Sep 14

Monks Boss says...

Also why couldn't MacDonald be developed at our club instead of Derby?A current player told me "he is lightning quick and knows where the goal is".I rest my case your honour.
Also why couldn't MacDonald be developed at our club instead of Derby?A current player told me "he is lightning quick and knows where the goal is".I rest my case your honour. Monks Boss
  • Score: -12

6:01pm Wed 3 Sep 14

pip007 says...

Monks Boss wrote:
Also why couldn't MacDonald be developed at our club instead of Derby?A current player told me "he is lightning quick and knows where the goal is".I rest my case your honour.
Agreed. The MacDonald case is a total mystery. He (and also Calvin Andrew in a different way) may have given us something different. Even if the lad was a bit unpredictable he might have been a distracting handful for the opposition defence and kept them busy while our other forwards bag a goal or two. My concern is that Fletcher, Hyde and Jarvis seem cast from the same mould and subbing one for the other doesn't seem to change anything. For what it's worth, I didn't think Bowman was any better than these three.
[quote][p][bold]Monks Boss[/bold] wrote: Also why couldn't MacDonald be developed at our club instead of Derby?A current player told me "he is lightning quick and knows where the goal is".I rest my case your honour.[/p][/quote]Agreed. The MacDonald case is a total mystery. He (and also Calvin Andrew in a different way) may have given us something different. Even if the lad was a bit unpredictable he might have been a distracting handful for the opposition defence and kept them busy while our other forwards bag a goal or two. My concern is that Fletcher, Hyde and Jarvis seem cast from the same mould and subbing one for the other doesn't seem to change anything. For what it's worth, I didn't think Bowman was any better than these three. pip007
  • Score: 0

6:06pm Wed 3 Sep 14

pip007 says...

bill bailey wrote:
There is a rumour going around LIVERPOOL will be loaning out a 20 yr old
forward SAMED YESIL . I wonder !!
Do we have 'connections' with Liverpool (or any other top clubs)? When Nigel was first appointed there were those (I was one) who hoped he could exploit his network of connections with top clubs. I remember a few years ago we had an arrangement with Sunderland and we got some great players from them (Michael Proctor scored a few). It would be great if we could get a loan striker from a prem or championship level club.
[quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: There is a rumour going around LIVERPOOL will be loaning out a 20 yr old forward SAMED YESIL . I wonder !![/p][/quote]Do we have 'connections' with Liverpool (or any other top clubs)? When Nigel was first appointed there were those (I was one) who hoped he could exploit his network of connections with top clubs. I remember a few years ago we had an arrangement with Sunderland and we got some great players from them (Michael Proctor scored a few). It would be great if we could get a loan striker from a prem or championship level club. pip007
  • Score: 5

6:23pm Wed 3 Sep 14

bill bailey says...

pip007 wrote:
bill bailey wrote:
There is a rumour going around LIVERPOOL will be loaning out a 20 yr old
forward SAMED YESIL . I wonder !!
Do we have 'connections' with Liverpool (or any other top clubs)? When Nigel was first appointed there were those (I was one) who hoped he could exploit his network of connections with top clubs. I remember a few years ago we had an arrangement with Sunderland and we got some great players from them (Michael Proctor scored a few). It would be great if we could get a loan striker from a prem or championship level club.
When I got the message,( but to be fair no mention he was coming here ) bells rang, NW and RODGERS are related,
[quote][p][bold]pip007[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: There is a rumour going around LIVERPOOL will be loaning out a 20 yr old forward SAMED YESIL . I wonder !![/p][/quote]Do we have 'connections' with Liverpool (or any other top clubs)? When Nigel was first appointed there were those (I was one) who hoped he could exploit his network of connections with top clubs. I remember a few years ago we had an arrangement with Sunderland and we got some great players from them (Michael Proctor scored a few). It would be great if we could get a loan striker from a prem or championship level club.[/p][/quote]When I got the message,( but to be fair no mention he was coming here ) bells rang, NW and RODGERS are related, bill bailey
  • Score: 1

6:31pm Wed 3 Sep 14

pip007 says...

bill bailey wrote:
pip007 wrote:
bill bailey wrote:
There is a rumour going around LIVERPOOL will be loaning out a 20 yr old
forward SAMED YESIL . I wonder !!
Do we have 'connections' with Liverpool (or any other top clubs)? When Nigel was first appointed there were those (I was one) who hoped he could exploit his network of connections with top clubs. I remember a few years ago we had an arrangement with Sunderland and we got some great players from them (Michael Proctor scored a few). It would be great if we could get a loan striker from a prem or championship level club.
When I got the message,( but to be fair no mention he was coming here ) bells rang, NW and RODGERS are related,
Nice one! I'd forgotten that they were cousins. That's a 'connection' Nigel should definitely exploit!
[quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pip007[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: There is a rumour going around LIVERPOOL will be loaning out a 20 yr old forward SAMED YESIL . I wonder !![/p][/quote]Do we have 'connections' with Liverpool (or any other top clubs)? When Nigel was first appointed there were those (I was one) who hoped he could exploit his network of connections with top clubs. I remember a few years ago we had an arrangement with Sunderland and we got some great players from them (Michael Proctor scored a few). It would be great if we could get a loan striker from a prem or championship level club.[/p][/quote]When I got the message,( but to be fair no mention he was coming here ) bells rang, NW and RODGERS are related,[/p][/quote]Nice one! I'd forgotten that they were cousins. That's a 'connection' Nigel should definitely exploit! pip007
  • Score: 8

9:14pm Wed 3 Sep 14

yorkandproud says...

Monks Boss wrote:
Also why couldn't MacDonald be developed at our club instead of Derby?A current player told me "he is lightning quick and knows where the goal is".I rest my case your honour.
"Knows where the goal is". He has yet to make an appearance in the football league. Is this the type of player you would expect to come in and score goals. By the way , you are talking about relegation in your previous post. We've played 5 matches in the league, and haven't lost yet, let's give the season a chance to get started .
[quote][p][bold]Monks Boss[/bold] wrote: Also why couldn't MacDonald be developed at our club instead of Derby?A current player told me "he is lightning quick and knows where the goal is".I rest my case your honour.[/p][/quote]"Knows where the goal is". He has yet to make an appearance in the football league. Is this the type of player you would expect to come in and score goals. By the way , you are talking about relegation in your previous post. We've played 5 matches in the league, and haven't lost yet, let's give the season a chance to get started . yorkandproud
  • Score: 17

10:09pm Wed 3 Sep 14

bill bailey says...

I Have just spent the last 2 hours watching the CREAM of English Football or should I say THE WHEY of ENGLISH FOOTBALL. This country in football terms is the richest in the world and this is the best we can muster, if I had paid £50 to watch this then the FA should return it , but I didn't and thank god for that,
I Have just spent the last 2 hours watching the CREAM of English Football or should I say THE WHEY of ENGLISH FOOTBALL. This country in football terms is the richest in the world and this is the best we can muster, if I had paid £50 to watch this then the FA should return it , but I didn't and thank god for that, bill bailey
  • Score: 7

5:22am Thu 4 Sep 14

we can do it says...

I firmly believe we are on the threshold of something good. This team just needs a win from anywhere. A deflected goal. A flukey own goal. Then we will see a different team. Good times are just around the corner. Keep the faith. COYR
I firmly believe we are on the threshold of something good. This team just needs a win from anywhere. A deflected goal. A flukey own goal. Then we will see a different team. Good times are just around the corner. Keep the faith. COYR we can do it
  • Score: 9

8:12am Thu 4 Sep 14

NottsExile says...

we can do it wrote:
I firmly believe we are on the threshold of something good. This team just needs a win from anywhere. A deflected goal. A flukey own goal. Then we will see a different team. Good times are just around the corner. Keep the faith. COYR
I agree. Things can turn round in the strangest way. A striker can become prolific once that first goal goes in, no matter at what level they are playing. In the first couple of games we were conceding late goals in drawing. That has now stopped, as happened last season, so, with that lucky break, someone is in for a right pasting. Naturally we hope it happens in the next game, but let's all stay behind the team.
On a different note, the England team is, thanks to the vanities of the Premier League, a third-rate outfit. This is not because the players are not there but because the lunatics who believe that if a player is foreign then they are better than an English one, thus forming a glass ceiling for our home-grown players whilst overseas players are afforded the chance to develop in our system.
Personally I would love to see match day squads being limited to 50% overseas players so as to provide a chance for potential England players, but the wealthy owners and avaricious Premier League bosses (TV income) will never let this happen.
That is why I am totally committed to our proud club who have great principles. Come on You Reds!!
[quote][p][bold]we can do it[/bold] wrote: I firmly believe we are on the threshold of something good. This team just needs a win from anywhere. A deflected goal. A flukey own goal. Then we will see a different team. Good times are just around the corner. Keep the faith. COYR[/p][/quote]I agree. Things can turn round in the strangest way. A striker can become prolific once that first goal goes in, no matter at what level they are playing. In the first couple of games we were conceding late goals in drawing. That has now stopped, as happened last season, so, with that lucky break, someone is in for a right pasting. Naturally we hope it happens in the next game, but let's all stay behind the team. On a different note, the England team is, thanks to the vanities of the Premier League, a third-rate outfit. This is not because the players are not there but because the lunatics who believe that if a player is foreign then they are better than an English one, thus forming a glass ceiling for our home-grown players whilst overseas players are afforded the chance to develop in our system. Personally I would love to see match day squads being limited to 50% overseas players so as to provide a chance for potential England players, but the wealthy owners and avaricious Premier League bosses (TV income) will never let this happen. That is why I am totally committed to our proud club who have great principles. Come on You Reds!! NottsExile
  • Score: 6

9:01am Thu 4 Sep 14

bill bailey says...

Just reading the Press,,, Knights In Peril. a Maggie Thatcher saying comes to mind " WHERE THERE DISCORD LET THERE BE HARMONY"
Just reading the Press,,, Knights In Peril. a Maggie Thatcher saying comes to mind " WHERE THERE DISCORD LET THERE BE HARMONY" bill bailey
  • Score: -5

9:24am Thu 4 Sep 14

dbrs88 says...

Monks Boss wrote:
dbrs88 wrote:
Monks Boss wrote:
You would think Steve Torpey would advise NW that something is not quite right in terms of finding the back of the net.NW is obviously defensive minded hence we don't get beaten.But everyone is loosing patience we need to ditch Hyde and get someone who knows how to score at this level.Oh, what does it say when we let decent strikers leave ie Shaquille McDonald ,who is now at Derby?(A diamond in the rough NW said).hmmm why show him the door?
Hyde scored 14 in 40 league 2 games when Barnet got relegated in 20 and has already proven he's a great poacher.. Strikers thrive on confidence... so get behind them not knock them!

Also you have no idea what goes on behind closed doors.. in any case MacDonald signed for derby but plays for the development squad and no where near the first team... we dont have enough financial clout to be gambling on someone who is not quite the finished article yet.

We've started this season like we did last year.. 90% there, just missing the odd bit of luck. After 5 games and a practically new squad we are making good progress, Keep the faith, tbh another solid mid table finish suits me fine.. need to be in the football league for our stadium move... we a very much a work in progress team.
You've got your head up your bottom if you think we could reach midtable with the current forwards.Lets put it this way Calvin Andrews and Bowman are better than Hyde am i right?Lets hope Hyde scores 14 when we get relegated then.
Calvin wont score 10 goals this season, no disrespect but he aint a goal scorer, plus we'd be inclined to go route one like last season which nearly everyone moaned at last season.. Tbh id have liked to of kept bowman as another squad player but clearly he wanted/ needed first team games.

"You've got your head up your bottom if you think we could reach midtable with the current forwards" - we are only 5 games in and already you are righting us off. the lads need the support not constantly bashing on here. do us a favour and stay away from BC until we start picking up points, I have a feeling we are gunna hit a purple patch very soon. Then maybe you can come back on here and start declaring that this is the best strike force we've had in years...

football's so fickle
[quote][p][bold]Monks Boss[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dbrs88[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Monks Boss[/bold] wrote: You would think Steve Torpey would advise NW that something is not quite right in terms of finding the back of the net.NW is obviously defensive minded hence we don't get beaten.But everyone is loosing patience we need to ditch Hyde and get someone who knows how to score at this level.Oh, what does it say when we let decent strikers leave ie Shaquille McDonald ,who is now at Derby?(A diamond in the rough NW said).hmmm why show him the door?[/p][/quote]Hyde scored 14 in 40 league 2 games when Barnet got relegated in 20 and has already proven he's a great poacher.. Strikers thrive on confidence... so get behind them not knock them! Also you have no idea what goes on behind closed doors.. in any case MacDonald signed for derby but plays for the development squad and no where near the first team... we dont have enough financial clout to be gambling on someone who is not quite the finished article yet. We've started this season like we did last year.. 90% there, just missing the odd bit of luck. After 5 games and a practically new squad we are making good progress, Keep the faith, tbh another solid mid table finish suits me fine.. need to be in the football league for our stadium move... we a very much a work in progress team.[/p][/quote]You've got your head up your bottom if you think we could reach midtable with the current forwards.Lets put it this way Calvin Andrews and Bowman are better than Hyde am i right?Lets hope Hyde scores 14 when we get relegated then.[/p][/quote]Calvin wont score 10 goals this season, no disrespect but he aint a goal scorer, plus we'd be inclined to go route one like last season which nearly everyone moaned at last season.. Tbh id have liked to of kept bowman as another squad player but clearly he wanted/ needed first team games. "You've got your head up your bottom if you think we could reach midtable with the current forwards" - we are only 5 games in and already you are righting us off. the lads need the support not constantly bashing on here. do us a favour and stay away from BC until we start picking up points, I have a feeling we are gunna hit a purple patch very soon. Then maybe you can come back on here and start declaring that this is the best strike force we've had in years... football's so fickle dbrs88
  • Score: 5

9:32am Thu 4 Sep 14

dbrs88 says...

Monks Boss wrote:
Also why couldn't MacDonald be developed at our club instead of Derby?A current player told me "he is lightning quick and knows where the goal is".I rest my case your honour.
Im not denying he isnt a good player but we dont have enough money to keep him on the books if hes not consistent enough or physical enough to regularly play in league two. Hes hardly gunna develop in our reserves.. derby have more money, more coaches and get more reserve game time
[quote][p][bold]Monks Boss[/bold] wrote: Also why couldn't MacDonald be developed at our club instead of Derby?A current player told me "he is lightning quick and knows where the goal is".I rest my case your honour.[/p][/quote]Im not denying he isnt a good player but we dont have enough money to keep him on the books if hes not consistent enough or physical enough to regularly play in league two. Hes hardly gunna develop in our reserves.. derby have more money, more coaches and get more reserve game time dbrs88
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