Match report: York City 3, Burton Albion 0

Jason Walker slots home his penalty

Paddy McLaughlin clips in his goal

Paddy McLaughlin celebrates with the Shippo

Jamal Fyfield powers a header towards goal

Matty Blair goes close with an acrobatic leap

Michael Potts evades a Burton challenge

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HAVING just bid farewell to one of the most cherished years in the club’s history, York City kicked off 2013 with a highly-promising 3-0 victory over Burton Albion.

Not since 1983, when Renee and Renato were topping the charts with “Save Your Love”, have the Minstermen enjoyed a bigger margin of victory at Bootham Crescent on New Year’s Day.

Darlington were despatched 5-2 back then as Denis Smith began to sow the seeds for a record-breaking tilt at the old Fourth Division title.

Gary Mills’ Wembley double last year, bringing with it an end to eight years in the non-League wilderness, might be considered just as momentous but the current City chief is determined 2012 will not prove the pinnacle of his period in charge of the Minstermen.

The difference between victory and defeat yesterday was vast against a Burton team that occupied the final play-off position prior to kick-off.

A home loss would have seen City slip 11 points behind the Brewers but the win moved them within five points of Gary Rowett’s men with a game in hand.

Following on from the encouraging 0-0 draw at fellow promotion hopefuls Fleetwood, it is clear the Minstermen still have plenty to play for during the New Year.

Many of the ingredients that contributed to City’s unprecedented success in 2012 were in evidence against the Brewers, namely Matty Blair’s indefatigable energy, Jason Walker’s exemplary technique, Scott Kerr’s midfield cajoling, Dan Parslow’s reliable consistency, Chris Smith’s commanding presence and Michael Ingham’s confidence between the sticks.

Perhaps just as significant, though, was the display of a player who only managed to feature in the first and final matches of last year.

David McGurk’s return after almost a full 12 months on the sidelines has led to back-to-back clean sheets, following on from an uncertain period of ten matches without a shut-out.

The long-serving City centre-back has hardly put a foot wrong, or indeed missed a header, since his belated recall to the team and, while Fleetwood packed little punch at the weekend, Burton’s front two of Billy Kee and Calvin Zola are a real handful.

Along with Smith rediscovering his early-season form, McGurk’s displays in the last two matches, along with those of full-backs Parslow and Jamal Fyfield, have heralded a defensive assuredness that bodes well for the second half of the campaign.

If yesterday’s marksmen Walker, Paddy McLaughlin and Blair can continue providing the attacking ammunition, with on-loan Aldershot attacker Alex Rodman improving, Jamie Reed still contributing from the bench and top scorer Ashley Chambers, Oli Johnson and John McReady all due to return at some stage, then the team’s potential further up the pitch looks promising too.

Following on from the 4-1 triumph over Bristol Rovers in their last outing, the Minstermen were positive from the first whistle against a dangerous and powerful Burton team.

On six minutes, McLaughlin saw a six-yard shot cleared off the line by Marcus Holness after Blair had headed down Walker’s corner to the far post.

At the other end, Kee called Igham into action at his near post before City forged ahead in the 13th minute.

A purposeful run by Rodman carried him into the penalty box where his progress was halted by an inadvisable tackle from behind by Anthony O’Connor.

The Brewers right-back did get a touch on the ball, as later confirmed by Rodman, but he gave referee Scott Duncan a decision to make and it fell in favour of the home team.

Walker then did the rest, blasting his spot-kick straight into the roof of the net as visiting ’keeper Dean Lyness dived to his right.

Moments later, Ingham pushed a low Jack Dyer drive from the edge of the box around his right-hand upright but it was City who doubled their advantage on 36 minutes.

Walker’s wickedly-delivered corner from the left could only be clawed out from under his own crossbar by Lyness, who was helpless as McLaughlin pounced to force the ball over the line from three yards.

On 40 minutes, Parslow thumped a 25-yard drive wide while, in first-half stoppage time, Ingham tipped over Kee’s header and Michael Potts blocked an Aaron Webster back-heeled effort on the goal-line.

At the start of the second period, Kerr saw a 20-yard attempt take two deflections before finishing wide of Lyness’ goal and Potts fired narrowly over from a similar distance following good work by Blair and Reed.

For Burton, substitute Cleveland Taylor and Kee both missed the target with headers while Fyfield was fortunate to escape an early shower on 66 minutes for the second of two apparently intentional trips after Kerr played him into trouble – the first had earlier resulted in a caution.

Skipper Smith then came to his side’s rescue, kicking away Kee’s volley off the line before getting his head to Holness’ follow-up effort from the same position.

Blair, though, continued to cause problems for the Burton back-four on the counter-attack and he fired across the face of goal from a narrow angle after bursting on to Potts’ pass through the right channel.

On 81 minutes, another explosive turn of pace saw the City winger put the outcome beyond doubt when he charged at the visitors’ goal from inside his own half after exchanging passes with Rodman.

Having carried the ball 50 yards, Blair then beat Lyness – perhaps a little too easily – with a low edge-of-the-box drive inside the former Kidderminster ’keeper’s left-hand post.


Match facts

York City 3 (Walker pen 13, McLaughlin 36, Blair 81), Burton Albion 0

York City

Michael Ingham 8
Handled well and, while rarely stretched fully, he made several saves.

Dan Parslow 8
Solid and yet another left-winger in Maghoma was substituted after failing to get the better of the Welshman.

Chris Smith 9
STAR MAN – Led by example with a strong captain’s display, encapsulated by two excellent goal-line clearances.

David McGurk 9
Won the majority of his battles in the air and on the deck against troublesome pair Zola and Kee.

Jamal Fyfield 8
Rarely troubled down his flank although lucky not to see red after two deliberate trips, the first of which did result in a caution.

Scott Kerr 8
Rallied the team from the middle of the park and picked up endless stray balls thanks to his positional nous.

Michael Potts 8
Eager, effective and unlucky not to get on the scoresheet with a thumping edge-of-box effort.

Paddy McLaughlin 8
Showed great desire to force the ball over the line for City’s second goal and competed well.

Matty Blair 9
Uncatchable and indefatigable as demonstrated by his lung-busting run for a terrific third goal.

Jason Walker 8
Replaced at half-time because he was feeling weak but his performance before the break was anything but.

Alex Rodman 8
Elusive when he ran at the Burton defence and his positive charge into the penalty box set the ball rolling.

Subs: Jamie Reed 8 confident (for Walker, 46). Lee Bullock (for Kerr, 86), Lanre Oyebanjo (for Potts, 88).

Not used: Paul Musselwhite, Tom Platt, Jon Challinor, Tom Allan.

Burton Albion
Dean Lyness, Anthony O'Connor (Cleveland Taylor, 53), Marcus Holness, Aaron Webster, Damien McCrory, Jack Dyer, Robbie Weir (John McGrath, 85), Lee Bell, Jacques Maghoma (Jimmy Phillips, 85), Calvin Zola, Billy Kee.

Subs not used: Ross Atkins, Chris Palmer, Matt Paterson.

Star man: Kee – tricky customer who required close attention.

Referee: Scott Duncan (Newcastle).

Rating: 6/10 – Burton might feel aggrieved by penalty decision and failure to book Fyfield twice.

Booked: O’Connor 13, Fyfield 51, Maghoma 65, Bell 67, Webster 82.

Attendance: 3,863 (251 from Burton).

Shots on target: City 6, Burton 8.

Shots off target: City 7, Burton 4.

Corners: City 5, Burton 8.

Fouls conceded: City 12, Burton 12.

Offsides: City 1, Burton 5.

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11:15am Wed 2 Jan 13

Fat Harry says...

Good solid performance from City - strong in every area that we've been lacking in recent weeks.

Disagree slightly with Dave Flett about the referee, who I though had a good game.

The penalty looked nailed-on to me, but I do have to admit it looked less so when I saw a TV replay.

What did please me was his clampdown on the way the Burton players feigned injury in the opening minutes, presumably in the hope of getting City players booked and sent off.

Good to see that on this occasion at least, the cheats did not prosper.
Good solid performance from City - strong in every area that we've been lacking in recent weeks. Disagree slightly with Dave Flett about the referee, who I though had a good game. The penalty looked nailed-on to me, but I do have to admit it looked less so when I saw a TV replay. What did please me was his clampdown on the way the Burton players feigned injury in the opening minutes, presumably in the hope of getting City players booked and sent off. Good to see that on this occasion at least, the cheats did not prosper. Fat Harry
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11:32am Wed 2 Jan 13

Even AndyD says...

Excellent report that, Dave.
Excellent report that, Dave. Even AndyD
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11:46am Wed 2 Jan 13

RooBeck says...

Burton were second best to a very capable City team, mixing and varying their tactics and positional play in forward areas that had the opposition guessing and wondering! At the back, we looked strong and held our shape and were first to the ball. The midfield was similarly impressive. On occasions, we pushed too many defenders up for set-pieces and on one counter-attack, Fyfield was caught out trying to regain his position but overall, he does very well with his link-up play down the left and is exciting and good to watch. It would be great to think we could now display some consistency (esp. at home) and get another three points and a clean-sheet on Saturday afternoon and make it three on the bounce at BC!! COYR.
Burton were second best to a very capable City team, mixing and varying their tactics and positional play in forward areas that had the opposition guessing and wondering! At the back, we looked strong and held our shape and were first to the ball. The midfield was similarly impressive. On occasions, we pushed too many defenders up for set-pieces and on one counter-attack, Fyfield was caught out trying to regain his position but overall, he does very well with his link-up play down the left and is exciting and good to watch. It would be great to think we could now display some consistency (esp. at home) and get another three points and a clean-sheet on Saturday afternoon and make it three on the bounce at BC!! COYR. RooBeck
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12:12pm Wed 2 Jan 13

ian923 says...

Good all round performance-Pottsy showed why we don't need J. Smith who can't have much ambition to go to Luton who could remain in the Conference for years yet.Isn't it time to take Pottsy off the transfer list and boost his confidence even more.Great to see Dave McGurk turn in another good performance and Smithy was excellent. Ash is going to have a job to get back in at this rate. Looking forward to Saturday. Come on City!
Good all round performance-Pottsy showed why we don't need J. Smith who can't have much ambition to go to Luton who could remain in the Conference for years yet.Isn't it time to take Pottsy off the transfer list and boost his confidence even more.Great to see Dave McGurk turn in another good performance and Smithy was excellent. Ash is going to have a job to get back in at this rate. Looking forward to Saturday. Come on City! ian923
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3:18pm Wed 2 Jan 13

SamYCFC says...

Oh my god! you didnt give Parslow 'star man'! is that the first time?
Oh my god! you didnt give Parslow 'star man'! is that the first time? SamYCFC
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4:05pm Wed 2 Jan 13

YorkCityLuke says...

SamYCFC wrote:
Oh my god! you didnt give Parslow 'star man'! is that the first time?
We get a good win, a solid team performance, and that is the ONLY thing you can think of to comment on?!
[quote][p][bold]SamYCFC[/bold] wrote: Oh my god! you didnt give Parslow 'star man'! is that the first time?[/p][/quote]We get a good win, a solid team performance, and that is the ONLY thing you can think of to comment on?! YorkCityLuke
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4:21pm Wed 2 Jan 13

minstermen says...

Brodie any body ?
Brodie any body ? minstermen
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4:33pm Wed 2 Jan 13

Al-YCFC says...

minstermen wrote:
Brodie any body ?
In my opinion Brodie is a good conference player, I don't think he has what it takes to succeed in the league yet. However if Mills fancies him I'd love to be proven wrong!!!! I hear he is currently out of favor at Morecambe.
[quote][p][bold]minstermen[/bold] wrote: Brodie any body ?[/p][/quote]In my opinion Brodie is a good conference player, I don't think he has what it takes to succeed in the league yet. However if Mills fancies him I'd love to be proven wrong!!!! I hear he is currently out of favor at Morecambe. Al-YCFC
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4:45pm Wed 2 Jan 13

duffy says...

Al-YCFC wrote:
minstermen wrote:
Brodie any body ?
In my opinion Brodie is a good conference player, I don't think he has what it takes to succeed in the league yet. However if Mills fancies him I'd love to be proven wrong!!!! I hear he is currently out of favor at Morecambe.
I think Brodie lived for a very long time on one good season with us, he never did have the best technique just had a purple spell. Has he really done anything since ?
If he can't get a game at Morcambe why would he here.
[quote][p][bold]Al-YCFC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]minstermen[/bold] wrote: Brodie any body ?[/p][/quote]In my opinion Brodie is a good conference player, I don't think he has what it takes to succeed in the league yet. However if Mills fancies him I'd love to be proven wrong!!!! I hear he is currently out of favor at Morecambe.[/p][/quote]I think Brodie lived for a very long time on one good season with us, he never did have the best technique just had a purple spell. Has he really done anything since ? If he can't get a game at Morcambe why would he here. duffy
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5:33pm Wed 2 Jan 13

ian923 says...

Brodie lacks discipline and wouldn't last 5 minutes with Gary Mills.I also think he's not good enough for this League-he can't get a game at Morecambe -enough said.
Brodie lacks discipline and wouldn't last 5 minutes with Gary Mills.I also think he's not good enough for this League-he can't get a game at Morecambe -enough said. ian923
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5:38pm Wed 2 Jan 13

joejamestom says...

Personally I thought Brodie rescued a very bad season for us & was bought up by Creepies so no one else in the Conference could have his goals, he would make a decent plan B for the current squad if Reedy was no longer with us. Still think we are a CB short though with TY & Parslow in the defence my confidence is rising along with our clean sheet tally, if we are keeping Smith in the squad I can only see a stand by role for Doig it was a great tonic for the home fans to see a couple of good performances recently Rodman had his best game to date & we didn't sit too deep waiting to get a nervous last ten minutes of hanging in.
Anyone got any news on Kiddys Matt? he would be a great addition in our squad. Come on City!!!
Personally I thought Brodie rescued a very bad season for us & was bought up by Creepies so no one else in the Conference could have his goals, he would make a decent plan B for the current squad if Reedy was no longer with us. Still think we are a CB short though with TY & Parslow in the defence my confidence is rising along with our clean sheet tally, if we are keeping Smith in the squad I can only see a stand by role for Doig it was a great tonic for the home fans to see a couple of good performances recently Rodman had his best game to date & we didn't sit too deep waiting to get a nervous last ten minutes of hanging in. Anyone got any news on Kiddys Matt? he would be a great addition in our squad. Come on City!!! joejamestom
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6:43pm Wed 2 Jan 13

minstermen says...

Kiddys matt has signen an extention to his contract so he wont be going nowhere
Kiddys matt has signen an extention to his contract so he wont be going nowhere minstermen
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7:53pm Wed 2 Jan 13

walwynwasgod says...

Brodie has been playing regularly for Morecambe recently. The only reason he has left is because they cannot afford to keep him. Certain City supporters gave him stick when he left the club. I know the lad and he loved his time at York. He regrets leaving but the club needed the cash windfall at the time. Since then he's had 2 Conference winners medals and his disciplinary record has improved this year.
Brodie has been playing regularly for Morecambe recently. The only reason he has left is because they cannot afford to keep him. Certain City supporters gave him stick when he left the club. I know the lad and he loved his time at York. He regrets leaving but the club needed the cash windfall at the time. Since then he's had 2 Conference winners medals and his disciplinary record has improved this year. walwynwasgod
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1:45am Thu 3 Jan 13

YoRkIe59 says...

personally id be willing to give Brodie another go,i agree with the comment regards Crawley signing him first and foremost to stop him scoring for anyone else,i also think it its a fair point asking is he a conference or could he make it as a league player.given our limited budjet id say hed be worth a try and yes he did love his time at city,that and the fact that i dont think he really wanted to go,at least not down there might mean he,d come back,on the negatave side theres been plenty of bad blood between him and city fans since.
personally id be willing to give Brodie another go,i agree with the comment regards Crawley signing him first and foremost to stop him scoring for anyone else,i also think it its a fair point asking is he a conference or could he make it as a league player.given our limited budjet id say hed be worth a try and yes he did love his time at city,that and the fact that i dont think he really wanted to go,at least not down there might mean he,d come back,on the negatave side theres been plenty of bad blood between him and city fans since. YoRkIe59
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7:23am Thu 3 Jan 13

brahma says...

minstermen wrote:
Brodie any body ?
I'd much sooner see us exploring the possibilities of getting the Bolton giant Tom Eaves in, who was on loan at Bristol Rovers until a few days ago, but has now returned to Bolton.
[quote][p][bold]minstermen[/bold] wrote: Brodie any body ?[/p][/quote]I'd much sooner see us exploring the possibilities of getting the Bolton giant Tom Eaves in, who was on loan at Bristol Rovers until a few days ago, but has now returned to Bolton. brahma
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8:06am Thu 3 Jan 13

rogue84 says...

i'd rather have Eaves, who scored a good goal against us the other week. I have nothing against Brodie, but i'm not too bothered about taking him back again. he's had his time with us, did well and we all moved on...surely teams like Hull, Boro, Sunderland, Leeds, Sheff Wed etc have a few young strikers that we could give a chance to?
i'd rather have Eaves, who scored a good goal against us the other week. I have nothing against Brodie, but i'm not too bothered about taking him back again. he's had his time with us, did well and we all moved on...surely teams like Hull, Boro, Sunderland, Leeds, Sheff Wed etc have a few young strikers that we could give a chance to? rogue84
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8:09am Thu 3 Jan 13

duffy says...

YoRkIe59 wrote:
personally id be willing to give Brodie another go,i agree with the comment regards Crawley signing him first and foremost to stop him scoring for anyone else,i also think it its a fair point asking is he a conference or could he make it as a league player.given our limited budjet id say hed be worth a try and yes he did love his time at city,that and the fact that i dont think he really wanted to go,at least not down there might mean he,d come back,on the negatave side theres been plenty of bad blood between him and city fans since.
But what has he done since leaving us ? He has also been on big wages which is why Morcambe can't afford to keep him.
[quote][p][bold]YoRkIe59[/bold] wrote: personally id be willing to give Brodie another go,i agree with the comment regards Crawley signing him first and foremost to stop him scoring for anyone else,i also think it its a fair point asking is he a conference or could he make it as a league player.given our limited budjet id say hed be worth a try and yes he did love his time at city,that and the fact that i dont think he really wanted to go,at least not down there might mean he,d come back,on the negatave side theres been plenty of bad blood between him and city fans since.[/p][/quote]But what has he done since leaving us ? He has also been on big wages which is why Morcambe can't afford to keep him. duffy
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10:08am Thu 3 Jan 13

oldmanvecrayke says...

rogue84 wrote:
i'd rather have Eaves, who scored a good goal against us the other week. I have nothing against Brodie, but i'm not too bothered about taking him back again. he's had his time with us, did well and we all moved on...surely teams like Hull, Boro, Sunderland, Leeds, Sheff Wed etc have a few young strikers that we could give a chance to?
I agree , his time has been and gone with us. Lets have a look at some of these young lads playing at big clubs that aren't quite making it there. Maybe the offer of first team football and good competetive football could encourage them to come here and re ignite their careers. also anybody heard about Kearns ?? Somebody said he was off to Rotherham, but I haven't read anything yet.
[quote][p][bold]rogue84[/bold] wrote: i'd rather have Eaves, who scored a good goal against us the other week. I have nothing against Brodie, but i'm not too bothered about taking him back again. he's had his time with us, did well and we all moved on...surely teams like Hull, Boro, Sunderland, Leeds, Sheff Wed etc have a few young strikers that we could give a chance to?[/p][/quote]I agree , his time has been and gone with us. Lets have a look at some of these young lads playing at big clubs that aren't quite making it there. Maybe the offer of first team football and good competetive football could encourage them to come here and re ignite their careers. also anybody heard about Kearns ?? Somebody said he was off to Rotherham, but I haven't read anything yet. oldmanvecrayke
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10:08am Thu 3 Jan 13

Southern Exile says...

No to Brodie we can do a lot better than that... he wouldn't suit our style of play now anyway...
No to Brodie we can do a lot better than that... he wouldn't suit our style of play now anyway... Southern Exile
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3:23pm Thu 3 Jan 13

YoRkIe59 says...

i dont really think hes had that much chance since leaving us Duffy in fairness either at Crawley or for very long at Fleetwood as Morcambes mamager has said was coming good after a slow start.ok he would be a gamble to prove his self at league 2 but so would anyone and a bit more realistic financial option than names continually mentioned on here like Matt values at maybe 250 thou etc weve got to face facts sadly we arnt going to capture players like that. i think the fact that he can and has played on the left of a front three for us could be usefull.
i dont really think hes had that much chance since leaving us Duffy in fairness either at Crawley or for very long at Fleetwood as Morcambes mamager has said was coming good after a slow start.ok he would be a gamble to prove his self at league 2 but so would anyone and a bit more realistic financial option than names continually mentioned on here like Matt values at maybe 250 thou etc weve got to face facts sadly we arnt going to capture players like that. i think the fact that he can and has played on the left of a front three for us could be usefull. YoRkIe59
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6:48pm Thu 3 Jan 13

duffy says...

oldmanvecrayke wrote:
rogue84 wrote:
i'd rather have Eaves, who scored a good goal against us the other week. I have nothing against Brodie, but i'm not too bothered about taking him back again. he's had his time with us, did well and we all moved on...surely teams like Hull, Boro, Sunderland, Leeds, Sheff Wed etc have a few young strikers that we could give a chance to?
I agree , his time has been and gone with us. Lets have a look at some of these young lads playing at big clubs that aren't quite making it there. Maybe the offer of first team football and good competetive football could encourage them to come here and re ignite their careers. also anybody heard about Kearns ?? Somebody said he was off to Rotherham, but I haven't read anything yet.
That's the way I would go.
[quote][p][bold]oldmanvecrayke[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rogue84[/bold] wrote: i'd rather have Eaves, who scored a good goal against us the other week. I have nothing against Brodie, but i'm not too bothered about taking him back again. he's had his time with us, did well and we all moved on...surely teams like Hull, Boro, Sunderland, Leeds, Sheff Wed etc have a few young strikers that we could give a chance to?[/p][/quote]I agree , his time has been and gone with us. Lets have a look at some of these young lads playing at big clubs that aren't quite making it there. Maybe the offer of first team football and good competetive football could encourage them to come here and re ignite their careers. also anybody heard about Kearns ?? Somebody said he was off to Rotherham, but I haven't read anything yet.[/p][/quote]That's the way I would go. duffy
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7:01pm Thu 3 Jan 13

duffy says...

YoRkIe59 wrote:
i dont really think hes had that much chance since leaving us Duffy in fairness either at Crawley or for very long at Fleetwood as Morcambes mamager has said was coming good after a slow start.ok he would be a gamble to prove his self at league 2 but so would anyone and a bit more realistic financial option than names continually mentioned on here like Matt values at maybe 250 thou etc weve got to face facts sadly we arnt going to capture players like that. i think the fact that he can and has played on the left of a front three for us could be usefull.
Honestly I think you're maybe been a bit generous to him. Even looking at the feedback from Morcambe fans they complain he can't trap a ball and falls over to much, that's pretty much what was said of him even when he was with us. I honestly think Mills could do better for the money.
[quote][p][bold]YoRkIe59[/bold] wrote: i dont really think hes had that much chance since leaving us Duffy in fairness either at Crawley or for very long at Fleetwood as Morcambes mamager has said was coming good after a slow start.ok he would be a gamble to prove his self at league 2 but so would anyone and a bit more realistic financial option than names continually mentioned on here like Matt values at maybe 250 thou etc weve got to face facts sadly we arnt going to capture players like that. i think the fact that he can and has played on the left of a front three for us could be usefull.[/p][/quote]Honestly I think you're maybe been a bit generous to him. Even looking at the feedback from Morcambe fans they complain he can't trap a ball and falls over to much, that's pretty much what was said of him even when he was with us. I honestly think Mills could do better for the money. duffy
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7:27pm Thu 3 Jan 13

duffy says...

oldmanvecrayke wrote:
rogue84 wrote:
i'd rather have Eaves, who scored a good goal against us the other week. I have nothing against Brodie, but i'm not too bothered about taking him back again. he's had his time with us, did well and we all moved on...surely teams like Hull, Boro, Sunderland, Leeds, Sheff Wed etc have a few young strikers that we could give a chance to?
I agree , his time has been and gone with us. Lets have a look at some of these young lads playing at big clubs that aren't quite making it there. Maybe the offer of first team football and good competetive football could encourage them to come here and re ignite their careers. also anybody heard about Kearns ?? Somebody said he was off to Rotherham, but I haven't read anything yet.
Expected to sign for Rotherham by the weekend.
[quote][p][bold]oldmanvecrayke[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rogue84[/bold] wrote: i'd rather have Eaves, who scored a good goal against us the other week. I have nothing against Brodie, but i'm not too bothered about taking him back again. he's had his time with us, did well and we all moved on...surely teams like Hull, Boro, Sunderland, Leeds, Sheff Wed etc have a few young strikers that we could give a chance to?[/p][/quote]I agree , his time has been and gone with us. Lets have a look at some of these young lads playing at big clubs that aren't quite making it there. Maybe the offer of first team football and good competetive football could encourage them to come here and re ignite their careers. also anybody heard about Kearns ?? Somebody said he was off to Rotherham, but I haven't read anything yet.[/p][/quote]Expected to sign for Rotherham by the weekend. duffy
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10:00pm Thu 3 Jan 13

walwynwasgod says...

Duffy

I would be prepared to "gamble" on Brodie as I believe Chambers may be out for a while. I would like to think the crowd would get off his back. As I've said previously he didn't want to leave initially and got us in some much needed cash. He needs stability in his career and a spell with us could be what he needs. Think a few people have short memories and his goals that year got us to Wembley without much support.
Duffy I would be prepared to "gamble" on Brodie as I believe Chambers may be out for a while. I would like to think the crowd would get off his back. As I've said previously he didn't want to leave initially and got us in some much needed cash. He needs stability in his career and a spell with us could be what he needs. Think a few people have short memories and his goals that year got us to Wembley without much support. walwynwasgod
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7:46pm Fri 4 Jan 13

GrimsbyMariner says...

Brodie signed for us today (4 Jan) to the end of the season. (Sorry Rotherham). Mixed reviews from our fans. We wanted to get Ross Hannah from Bradford. In summary, he is a proven NL striker but has not established himself at Div 2 level.
Brodie signed for us today (4 Jan) to the end of the season. (Sorry Rotherham). Mixed reviews from our fans. We wanted to get Ross Hannah from Bradford. In summary, he is a proven NL striker but has not established himself at Div 2 level. GrimsbyMariner
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10:23pm Fri 4 Jan 13

walwynwasgod says...

Grimsby Mariner

Brodie is an honest lad. I've been speaking to him today. He will be out to impress and is looking for a Hat Trick of Conference titles. Did well for City and hope he does well.
Grimsby Mariner Brodie is an honest lad. I've been speaking to him today. He will be out to impress and is looking for a Hat Trick of Conference titles. Did well for City and hope he does well. walwynwasgod
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10:31am Sat 5 Jan 13

GrimsbyMariner says...

Thanks for the positive endorsement "Keith". As a Town fan living in York for 30 years I remember Keith W. A good test for Brodie is that our rivals are annoyed, including good old Luton.

If we win today we go 3 points clear at the top. Trying to follow City up without the hassle of the play-offs. I miss our local derbies, even if you always win.
Thanks for the positive endorsement "Keith". As a Town fan living in York for 30 years I remember Keith W. A good test for Brodie is that our rivals are annoyed, including good old Luton. If we win today we go 3 points clear at the top. Trying to follow City up without the hassle of the play-offs. I miss our local derbies, even if you always win. GrimsbyMariner
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10:45am Sat 5 Jan 13

tips says...

Hope the Mariners get promoted had one of my best ever away days out there a few years ago met City and Mariners legend John Stone that day.
Hope the Mariners get promoted had one of my best ever away days out there a few years ago met City and Mariners legend John Stone that day. tips
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