Match report: York City 4, Bristol Rovers 1

York City's two-goal ace Ashley Chambers completes the four-goal rout

Ut’s all go in the Pirates’ six-yard box at a York City corner

York City celebrations: Jason Walker

York City celebrations: Walker, Chambers and Paddy McLaughlin

York City celebrations: Matty Blair, McLaughlin, Walker and Jamal Fyfield

York City celebrations: Blair and Chambers

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YORK City romped to their biggest Football League win since 1995 after beating beleaguered Bristol Rovers 4-1.

A total of 438 games have passed, either side of the club’s eight-year Conference hiatus, since the Minstermen enjoyed a larger margin of victory against any of the country’s top 92 teams in a League fixture.

That occasion saw a City side, with Paul Baker (2), Steve Bushell, Jon McCarthy and Graeme Murty on target, deliver a 5-0 bashing of Blackpool.

More than 17 years on, Gary Mills’ team displayed a level of potency and dominance that was missing during the nine seasons prior to their descent into non-League football back in 2004.

In fact, during that last League Two campaign, Chris Brass’ team failed to score more than two goals in a single League and cup encounter.

Ashley Chambers might have just bettered that on his own against Rovers had he been credited with his team’s first goal when Garry Kenneth headed his curling, on-target cross past helpless goalkeeper Sam Walker.

That was debatable but what could not be denied was how ludicrous visiting manager Mark McGhee’s pre-match observation that City were not blessed with a huge amount of pace appeared at the final whistle.

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Making a mockery of that statement, Chambers left the Rovers defence trailing in his wake time after time with Matty Blair no slouch either, of course, on the opposite flank.

Had it been graded, such sloppy homework would have merited an ‘E-’ at best for McGhee and the Pirates’ board were far from impressed either, sacking the former Reading, Leicester and Wolves chief within an hour of the final whistle.

The opposition might have been in disarray – the defeat was Rovers’ sixth in succession on the road – but the Minstermen, nevertheless, showed character to record only a third home win themselves in 14 fixtures.

Applauded throughout by Mills for playing the patient passing game he preaches, City took 13 minutes to create their first opening but that chance finished in the back of the net, as did the next three.

Mills has often lamented his team’s profligacy this term but he could have no complaints on Saturday as every one of the hosts’ first four attempts on Walker’s goal rippled the net within the opening 34 minutes.

At the other end of the pitch, the heart of City’s defence still looked a little susceptible to pace and you now have to trawl back through the record books to January 2005 to uncover the last time the club went longer than the current sequence of nine matches without a clean sheet.

Indeed, Rovers might have taken advantage of a defensive lapse as early as the 12th minute when Michael Potts’ firm pass was miscontrolled by Chris Smith and Fabian Broghammer hared away from the City captain. But the German winger’s low 12-yard shot was directed straight at Michael Ingham.

Just moments later, the hosts forged ahead when Chambers darted down the left flank before cut -ting back on to his right foot. His dangerous inswinging centre brushed off Kenneth’s head and left Walker grasping at thin air.

That goal was the first in a frantic three minutes with on-loan Bolton striker Tom Eaves turning away from a ponderous Chris Doig moments later and, as Jamal Fyfield was unable to make a covering challenge, drove inside an exposed Ingham’s left-hand upright from the edge of the penalty box.

Seconds after the restart, though, Blair was sprinting past defenders on the right flank before firing an inviting cross into the six-yard box that saw a perfectly-timed stooping header from Chambers leave Walker helpless.

As City ran riot, Blair was then inches away from applying a finishing touch after Fyfield’s low centre had travelled across the face of Rovers’ goal.

Mills’ team did not have to wait much longer, however, for a terrific third goal.

A crisp move finished with Chambers back-heeling into Paddy McLaughlin’s direction and the former Newcastle United reserve then lifted the ball towards Walker who, having burst into the penalty box through the left channel, beat his Rovers’ namesake with a perfectly-controlled volley into the harassed ’keeper’s bottom left-hand corner.

City survived another scare on 27 minutes when Potts lost possession in his own half and Broghammer’s shot deflected off Chris Smith before looping narrowly off target with Ingham beaten.

But Chambers ended the game as a contest when he left Matt Lund for dead and burst through the left channel to collect McLaughlin’s through ball. His delightfully deft finish again saw an advancing Walker comprehensively beaten.

During the six minutes of first-half stoppage time, necessary after a winded McLaughlin was stretchered off with an oxygen mask strapped to his face, Ingham was called into action to tip over Joe Anyinsah’s drive and Potts also cleared a Tom Parkes header off the line following Broghammer’s corner.

Only a last-gasp interception by Michael Smith, though, prevented Chambers claiming a definite hat-trick early in the second half after Scott Kerr’s through ball.

Chambers also fired a 25-yard volley down Walker’s throat before exiting the action to avoid aggravating a minor groin niggle.

By that time, teenager Tom Allan had come on for his full debut with Doig also nursing an injury.

The York-born defender did little wrong but could only look on as Chris Smith thrust his hand in the air to appeal for offside, only for Eaves to charge clear on goal.

Eaves went on to round Ingham but could only find the side-netting with Smith racing back to cover the near post.

On 64 minutes, Parkes headed over from a Jim Paterson cross before City substitute Jonathan Smith had two great opportunities to mark his return from a loan spell at Luton with a goal.

His first effort from Potts’ floated free-kick into the penalty box was blocked by a visiting defender. The second saw Smith drag wastefully wide from 15 yards after Fyfield’s cross had been cleared.

In between, Ingham again proved a stubborn last line of defence for the Minstermen, saving from Smith after he had escaped Alex Rodman to charge on to Seanan Clucas’ forward pass.

City now prepare for this weekend’s home contest with leaders Gilligham looking up the table rather than downwards.

Had Mills’ side lost on Saturday, then they would have been positioned just one point closer to the play-off places than they were to the relegation zone.

Instead, the Minstermen go into the mouth-watering match four points adrift of the top seven and 12 clear of the bottom two.


Match facts

York City 4 (Kenneth og 14 Chambers 16, 33 Walker 19), Bristol Rovers 1 (Eaves 15)

York City

Michael Ingham 8
Made himself a difficult man to beat during a succession of one-on-one chances for the visitors.

Dan Parslow 8
Stuck to his task well against a quick adversary in Broghammer.

Chris Smith 6
Given some nervous moments by the Bristol forwards and lucky not to be punished by a goal.

Chris Doig 6
Culpable for the first goal and fitness question marks remains following his second-half withdrawal.

Jamal Fyfield 8
Always dangerous when raiding down the left flank and also ready to cover at the back when needed.

Scott Kerr 9
Pulled the strings in his midfield anchorman role and rarely wasted a pass.

Michael Potts 7
Took on board Mills’ second-ball complaint from the previous week and was a willing competitor for possession.

Paddy McLaughlin 8
Two sublime assists for the last two goals before departing the action following a brave midfield challenge.

Matty Blair 7
Excellent cross from the right for City’s second goal and, although odd pass went astray, was typically full of running.

Jason Walker 8
Expert finish for City’s third goal and swapped position with his fellow forwards to aid the team when necessary.

Ashley Chambers 9
STAR MAN – terrorised the visitors with his purposeful bursts of pace and finished in devastating fashion.

Subs: Jonathan Smith 7 – energetic (for McLaughlin 45), Tom Allan 7 – disciplined (for Doig, 57), Alex Rodman 6 – quiet (for Chambers, 65). Subs not used: Paul Musselwhite, David McGurk, Jamie Reed, Lee Bullock.


Bristol Rovers

Sam Walker, Danny Woodards (Michael Smith, 46), Guy Branston (Eliot Richards, 89), Garry Kenneth, Jim Paterson, David Clarkson, Matt Lund (Seanan Clucas, 46), Tom Parkes, Fabian Broghammer, Tom Eaves, Joe Anyisah. Subs not used: Oliver Norburn, Ellis Harrison, Conor Gough, Derek Riordan.

Star man: Broghammer – quick and showed intuition to seize possession.


Referee: Paul Tierney (Blackburn).

Rating: 8/10 – sensible approach, decisive and appeared to communicate well with the players.

Booked: None. Sent off: None.

Attendance: 3,109 (282 from Rovers).

Shots on target: City 7, Rovers 5.

Shots off target: City 2, Rovers 5.

Corners: City 4, Rovers 5.

Fouls conceded: City 6, Rovers 11.

Offsides: City 3, Rovers 0.

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10:37am Mon 17 Dec 12

old_school_minsterman says...

Good win against a poor Rovers team. Job well done.

On another note, it looks like it could be the end for McGurk. If the club's most consistant defender over the last few years isn't required to come on instead of a weak young kid there must be something wrong. No doubt Mr Mills will say it was a tactical decision, replacing a left sided centre back with another. However, is it more likely to be the fact that he did not want McGurk to come on, have a good game and give him a selction problem?
Good win against a poor Rovers team. Job well done. On another note, it looks like it could be the end for McGurk. If the club's most consistant defender over the last few years isn't required to come on instead of a weak young kid there must be something wrong. No doubt Mr Mills will say it was a tactical decision, replacing a left sided centre back with another. However, is it more likely to be the fact that he did not want McGurk to come on, have a good game and give him a selction problem? old_school_minsterman
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10:55am Mon 17 Dec 12

YorkCityLuke says...

Would pretty much agree with the player scores, 6's are probably generous for our very shaky looking centre-backs though. Ingham might have even got a higher mark, he made some top class saves.
Would pretty much agree with the player scores, 6's are probably generous for our very shaky looking centre-backs though. Ingham might have even got a higher mark, he made some top class saves. YorkCityLuke
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11:14am Mon 17 Dec 12

RooBeck says...

Ashley Chambers, did very well and deserved a MotM award but I would have given it jointly with Michael Ingham, who definately prevented an average Rovers team from scoring more than once and whose performance throughout, was very good. Central defenders, need to look at the match DVD and tighten-up/sharpen-u
p for the Gillingham visit but overall, this was an encouraging display by City and stopped the 'rot' at home! Hope that GM hasn't pencilled Dave McGurk in for a January loan spell/departure to the Conferece, because we could definately do with his defensive abilities and experience at the Back, esp. with four tough games in ten days coming-up!! COYR.
Ashley Chambers, did very well and deserved a MotM award but I would have given it jointly with Michael Ingham, who definately prevented an average Rovers team from scoring more than once and whose performance throughout, was very good. Central defenders, need to look at the match DVD and tighten-up/sharpen-u p for the Gillingham visit but overall, this was an encouraging display by City and stopped the 'rot' at home! Hope that GM hasn't pencilled Dave McGurk in for a January loan spell/departure to the Conferece, because we could definately do with his defensive abilities and experience at the Back, esp. with four tough games in ten days coming-up!! COYR. RooBeck
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11:21am Mon 17 Dec 12

long distance depressive says...

Credit where credit is due, a good result (against a poor team) and nice to see the ball in the net 4 times...onwards and upwards.
Credit where credit is due, a good result (against a poor team) and nice to see the ball in the net 4 times...onwards and upwards. long distance depressive
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11:48am Mon 17 Dec 12

redwhiteblue says...

Have you thought - Doig's ankle injury could keep him out Saturday - in steps Dave McGurk - as Allen will be used as cover GM need to blood him - we were 4-1 up - he may have to throw him on against Gillingham without any experience in the league. Could have been a good move by GM. Can't see Dave going out on loan in January unless we sign someone.
Have you thought - Doig's ankle injury could keep him out Saturday - in steps Dave McGurk - as Allen will be used as cover GM need to blood him - we were 4-1 up - he may have to throw him on against Gillingham without any experience in the league. Could have been a good move by GM. Can't see Dave going out on loan in January unless we sign someone. redwhiteblue
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12:11pm Mon 17 Dec 12

minstermonster says...

On my latest trip to York, I was entertained by some slick passing, excellent ball retention, and clinical finishing.
I thought everybody in the team was fantastic, but for me I thought the star man was Scott Kerr, who completely ran the midfield, and always saw a telling pass.
The guy eaves up front for Bristol Rovers ( Eaves ) looked a good player, and I think would be a fantastic front partner for JW, who I think would relish the opportunity of playing off a big front man, who is not just a target man, but as we saw can finish very well, and also had good movement.
A big test next week as Gillingham come to town, will be different class to a very poor Bristol Rovers, but I dont think we will hold any fears if we can play the way we did on Saturday.
Saw Gillingham beat Bristol City earlier in the year in the 1st round of the cup, and they did look a good side.
Im sure GM wont need to pump the boys up,as Im sure confidence should be high after such a comprehensive win, which could have been more if Jonathan Smith could have taken his chances.

Come On York
On my latest trip to York, I was entertained by some slick passing, excellent ball retention, and clinical finishing. I thought everybody in the team was fantastic, but for me I thought the star man was Scott Kerr, who completely ran the midfield, and always saw a telling pass. The guy eaves up front for Bristol Rovers ( Eaves ) looked a good player, and I think would be a fantastic front partner for JW, who I think would relish the opportunity of playing off a big front man, who is not just a target man, but as we saw can finish very well, and also had good movement. A big test next week as Gillingham come to town, will be different class to a very poor Bristol Rovers, but I dont think we will hold any fears if we can play the way we did on Saturday. Saw Gillingham beat Bristol City earlier in the year in the 1st round of the cup, and they did look a good side. Im sure GM wont need to pump the boys up,as Im sure confidence should be high after such a comprehensive win, which could have been more if Jonathan Smith could have taken his chances. Come On York minstermonster
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12:11pm Mon 17 Dec 12

openallhours says...

A very good and much needed home win. Nice to see Potts in the side and the overall shape of the team looked great in the first half. We normally raise our game for the better sides so the Gillingham match could be a cracker. Delighted for Jason as his efforts deserve rewards.
A very good and much needed home win. Nice to see Potts in the side and the overall shape of the team looked great in the first half. We normally raise our game for the better sides so the Gillingham match could be a cracker. Delighted for Jason as his efforts deserve rewards. openallhours
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1:34pm Mon 17 Dec 12

TimYCFC says...

old_school_minsterma
n
wrote:
Good win against a poor Rovers team. Job well done.

On another note, it looks like it could be the end for McGurk. If the club's most consistant defender over the last few years isn't required to come on instead of a weak young kid there must be something wrong. No doubt Mr Mills will say it was a tactical decision, replacing a left sided centre back with another. However, is it more likely to be the fact that he did not want McGurk to come on, have a good game and give him a selction problem?
I dont think that's the case at all. 4-1 up and cruising is the perfect opportunity to give the kid his debut and by all accounts he looked a decent player. Nobody questions it when Fergie bloods youngsters in their easy home games.
[quote][p][bold]old_school_minsterma n[/bold] wrote: Good win against a poor Rovers team. Job well done. On another note, it looks like it could be the end for McGurk. If the club's most consistant defender over the last few years isn't required to come on instead of a weak young kid there must be something wrong. No doubt Mr Mills will say it was a tactical decision, replacing a left sided centre back with another. However, is it more likely to be the fact that he did not want McGurk to come on, have a good game and give him a selction problem?[/p][/quote]I dont think that's the case at all. 4-1 up and cruising is the perfect opportunity to give the kid his debut and by all accounts he looked a decent player. Nobody questions it when Fergie bloods youngsters in their easy home games. TimYCFC
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1:34pm Mon 17 Dec 12

TimYCFC says...

old_school_minsterma
n
wrote:
Good win against a poor Rovers team. Job well done.

On another note, it looks like it could be the end for McGurk. If the club's most consistant defender over the last few years isn't required to come on instead of a weak young kid there must be something wrong. No doubt Mr Mills will say it was a tactical decision, replacing a left sided centre back with another. However, is it more likely to be the fact that he did not want McGurk to come on, have a good game and give him a selction problem?
I dont think that's the case at all. 4-1 up and cruising is the perfect opportunity to give the kid his debut and by all accounts he looked a decent player. Nobody questions it when Fergie bloods youngsters in their easy home games.
[quote][p][bold]old_school_minsterma n[/bold] wrote: Good win against a poor Rovers team. Job well done. On another note, it looks like it could be the end for McGurk. If the club's most consistant defender over the last few years isn't required to come on instead of a weak young kid there must be something wrong. No doubt Mr Mills will say it was a tactical decision, replacing a left sided centre back with another. However, is it more likely to be the fact that he did not want McGurk to come on, have a good game and give him a selction problem?[/p][/quote]I dont think that's the case at all. 4-1 up and cruising is the perfect opportunity to give the kid his debut and by all accounts he looked a decent player. Nobody questions it when Fergie bloods youngsters in their easy home games. TimYCFC
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1:40pm Mon 17 Dec 12

TimYCFC says...

Also, where are all the York fans on here this week ?! When we lose there are hundreds of people piping up and complaining but when we get a really good win it's silent. Can people literally not stand to be positive about the club ?!

I seem to say this week after week on here but get behind your club everyone !!
Also, where are all the York fans on here this week ?! When we lose there are hundreds of people piping up and complaining but when we get a really good win it's silent. Can people literally not stand to be positive about the club ?! I seem to say this week after week on here but get behind your club everyone !! TimYCFC
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1:43pm Mon 17 Dec 12

OLD - HEAD says...

A very welcome three points against a poor team who played with no heart. But Gillingham will be a totally different proposition on Saturday. If we give them the same number of goal chances that we gave Bristol Rovers, then they will punish us. Disappointed that GM didnt give Dave McGurk a run out when we had the game sewn up. Young Tom Allan has plenty of time on his side, but poor old Dave McGurk looks like he is being phased out by the Manager. Its no use saying that a guy needs match practice, and then make it worse by keeping him on the bench. As someone has already posted, I also expect Dave to be sent out on loan soon.
A very welcome three points against a poor team who played with no heart. But Gillingham will be a totally different proposition on Saturday. If we give them the same number of goal chances that we gave Bristol Rovers, then they will punish us. Disappointed that GM didnt give Dave McGurk a run out when we had the game sewn up. Young Tom Allan has plenty of time on his side, but poor old Dave McGurk looks like he is being phased out by the Manager. Its no use saying that a guy needs match practice, and then make it worse by keeping him on the bench. As someone has already posted, I also expect Dave to be sent out on loan soon. OLD - HEAD
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1:51pm Mon 17 Dec 12

Tug job says...

Just a thought - perhaps it's not a case of TY being "phased out", rather that GM believes the club now has better players on its books. A fair number of posters on here have criticised GM for some of the "sentimental" extensions he offered members of last year's squad in the summer. A football team is constantly evolving and developing. If it is GM's judgement that TY no longer has a role in the squad, so be it.
Just a thought - perhaps it's not a case of TY being "phased out", rather that GM believes the club now has better players on its books. A fair number of posters on here have criticised GM for some of the "sentimental" extensions he offered members of last year's squad in the summer. A football team is constantly evolving and developing. If it is GM's judgement that TY no longer has a role in the squad, so be it. Tug job
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2:06pm Mon 17 Dec 12

redbluelion says...

im a happy clapper like the rest of you this week...nothing to moan about..well maybe the cost of the pie..well done city more the same next week..
im a happy clapper like the rest of you this week...nothing to moan about..well maybe the cost of the pie..well done city more the same next week.. redbluelion
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2:15pm Mon 17 Dec 12

old_school_minsterman says...

TimYCFC wrote:
old_school_minsterma n wrote: Good win against a poor Rovers team. Job well done. On another note, it looks like it could be the end for McGurk. If the club's most consistant defender over the last few years isn't required to come on instead of a weak young kid there must be something wrong. No doubt Mr Mills will say it was a tactical decision, replacing a left sided centre back with another. However, is it more likely to be the fact that he did not want McGurk to come on, have a good game and give him a selction problem?
I dont think that's the case at all. 4-1 up and cruising is the perfect opportunity to give the kid his debut and by all accounts he looked a decent player. Nobody questions it when Fergie bloods youngsters in their easy home games.
So you didnt even go to the game!?

Hows the armchair!?!
[quote][p][bold]TimYCFC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]old_school_minsterma n[/bold] wrote: Good win against a poor Rovers team. Job well done. On another note, it looks like it could be the end for McGurk. If the club's most consistant defender over the last few years isn't required to come on instead of a weak young kid there must be something wrong. No doubt Mr Mills will say it was a tactical decision, replacing a left sided centre back with another. However, is it more likely to be the fact that he did not want McGurk to come on, have a good game and give him a selction problem?[/p][/quote]I dont think that's the case at all. 4-1 up and cruising is the perfect opportunity to give the kid his debut and by all accounts he looked a decent player. Nobody questions it when Fergie bloods youngsters in their easy home games.[/p][/quote]So you didnt even go to the game!? Hows the armchair!?! old_school_minsterman
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2:38pm Mon 17 Dec 12

TimYCFC says...

old_school_minsterma
n
wrote:
TimYCFC wrote:
old_school_minsterma n wrote: Good win against a poor Rovers team. Job well done. On another note, it looks like it could be the end for McGurk. If the club's most consistant defender over the last few years isn't required to come on instead of a weak young kid there must be something wrong. No doubt Mr Mills will say it was a tactical decision, replacing a left sided centre back with another. However, is it more likely to be the fact that he did not want McGurk to come on, have a good game and give him a selction problem?
I dont think that's the case at all. 4-1 up and cruising is the perfect opportunity to give the kid his debut and by all accounts he looked a decent player. Nobody questions it when Fergie bloods youngsters in their easy home games.
So you didnt even go to the game!?

Hows the armchair!?!
I live in London, it would be physically impossible for me to get up to every game. I don't really see why that's relevant anyway though ? I can see the idiocy in your comment (as did 'redwhiteblue') whether I was at the match or not.
[quote][p][bold]old_school_minsterma n[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TimYCFC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]old_school_minsterma n[/bold] wrote: Good win against a poor Rovers team. Job well done. On another note, it looks like it could be the end for McGurk. If the club's most consistant defender over the last few years isn't required to come on instead of a weak young kid there must be something wrong. No doubt Mr Mills will say it was a tactical decision, replacing a left sided centre back with another. However, is it more likely to be the fact that he did not want McGurk to come on, have a good game and give him a selction problem?[/p][/quote]I dont think that's the case at all. 4-1 up and cruising is the perfect opportunity to give the kid his debut and by all accounts he looked a decent player. Nobody questions it when Fergie bloods youngsters in their easy home games.[/p][/quote]So you didnt even go to the game!? Hows the armchair!?![/p][/quote]I live in London, it would be physically impossible for me to get up to every game. I don't really see why that's relevant anyway though ? I can see the idiocy in your comment (as did 'redwhiteblue') whether I was at the match or not. TimYCFC
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3:11pm Mon 17 Dec 12

bill bailey says...

Re the gasheads,poor they might have been ,but you eat whats on the plate in
front of you,sometimes these teams can fight back and bite your bumb.just one thought goal difference may be a factor come the end of the season and
city hasent broke even yet,when you are a superier side keep scoring .
Re the gasheads,poor they might have been ,but you eat whats on the plate in front of you,sometimes these teams can fight back and bite your bumb.just one thought goal difference may be a factor come the end of the season and city hasent broke even yet,when you are a superier side keep scoring . bill bailey
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4:58pm Mon 17 Dec 12

ian923 says...

Well done Ash Chambers-deserved MOM award and the applause when he came off. Hope that filled his confidence level as he has had some stick lately both from the crowd and some postings on here.Walker deserved a goal and a good one it was.The defence has to improve for Saturday though.
Well done Ash Chambers-deserved MOM award and the applause when he came off. Hope that filled his confidence level as he has had some stick lately both from the crowd and some postings on here.Walker deserved a goal and a good one it was.The defence has to improve for Saturday though. ian923
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4:59pm Mon 17 Dec 12

duffy says...

TimYCFC wrote:
Also, where are all the York fans on here this week ?! When we lose there are hundreds of people piping up and complaining but when we get a really good win it's silent. Can people literally not stand to be positive about the club ?!

I seem to say this week after week on here but get behind your club everyone !!
I'm not sure posters constantly repeating the fact there are less posts after a win is going to change anything. Just the way it is.
[quote][p][bold]TimYCFC[/bold] wrote: Also, where are all the York fans on here this week ?! When we lose there are hundreds of people piping up and complaining but when we get a really good win it's silent. Can people literally not stand to be positive about the club ?! I seem to say this week after week on here but get behind your club everyone !![/p][/quote]I'm not sure posters constantly repeating the fact there are less posts after a win is going to change anything. Just the way it is. duffy
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5:22pm Mon 17 Dec 12

openallhours says...

duffy wrote:
TimYCFC wrote: Also, where are all the York fans on here this week ?! When we lose there are hundreds of people piping up and complaining but when we get a really good win it's silent. Can people literally not stand to be positive about the club ?! I seem to say this week after week on here but get behind your club everyone !!
I'm not sure posters constantly repeating the fact there are less posts after a win is going to change anything. Just the way it is.
Quite simple really - if we play well and win then a lot less people feel the need to post.

However, if we play badly and lose (or draw) like we have been then more people will pass comment.

It's not rocket science.
[quote][p][bold]duffy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TimYCFC[/bold] wrote: Also, where are all the York fans on here this week ?! When we lose there are hundreds of people piping up and complaining but when we get a really good win it's silent. Can people literally not stand to be positive about the club ?! I seem to say this week after week on here but get behind your club everyone !![/p][/quote]I'm not sure posters constantly repeating the fact there are less posts after a win is going to change anything. Just the way it is.[/p][/quote]Quite simple really - if we play well and win then a lot less people feel the need to post. However, if we play badly and lose (or draw) like we have been then more people will pass comment. It's not rocket science. openallhours
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10:10pm Mon 17 Dec 12

garnham says...

Never been impressed with Potts but after Saturday I hope he can make it with a long run in the team.
Credit goes to Gary for showing faith in a number of players that are begining to show us they have a future in league football.
The promotion of the young un's to the first team squad is long over due. remember how bare this policy was under Billy Mac ?
I think we all will look back at this 4 - 1 win & say that was the start of what our new life in the football league.
Just need certain home fans to step up to league standard. I know it's been a long time & there may not be many who can recall that 12th man effect.

THE TIME IS NOW TO SING & CHEER ON THE TEAM

MAKE IT A HAPPY XMAS FOR YCFC
Never been impressed with Potts but after Saturday I hope he can make it with a long run in the team. Credit goes to Gary for showing faith in a number of players that are begining to show us they have a future in league football. The promotion of the young un's to the first team squad is long over due. remember how bare this policy was under Billy Mac ? I think we all will look back at this 4 - 1 win & say that was the start of what our new life in the football league. Just need certain home fans to step up to league standard. I know it's been a long time & there may not be many who can recall that 12th man effect. THE TIME IS NOW TO SING & CHEER ON THE TEAM MAKE IT A HAPPY XMAS FOR YCFC garnham
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11:42pm Mon 17 Dec 12

jumbojet says...

The game could have been lost in the second half, 5-4 to Bristol would not have surprised anyone. Ingham saved the day, whilst the rest of the team simply switched off. 45 minutes of nervous tension, not good to watch, and will result in a total drubbing if repeated on Saturday.
The game could have been lost in the second half, 5-4 to Bristol would not have surprised anyone. Ingham saved the day, whilst the rest of the team simply switched off. 45 minutes of nervous tension, not good to watch, and will result in a total drubbing if repeated on Saturday. jumbojet
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11:22am Tue 18 Dec 12

YorkCityLuke says...

jumbojet wrote:
The game could have been lost in the second half, 5-4 to Bristol would not have surprised anyone. Ingham saved the day, whilst the rest of the team simply switched off. 45 minutes of nervous tension, not good to watch, and will result in a total drubbing if repeated on Saturday.
Yeah, when you only put 4 past an opponant in the first half you always run the risk of losing 5-4. Seriously though, on what planet could we have lost that in the second half!? Ok, Bristol came close on a couple of occasions (making the imaginary score 4-3 to York still), but it's goals that count. If half chances and near misses counted for anything, we'd be top of the league by now.
[quote][p][bold]jumbojet[/bold] wrote: The game could have been lost in the second half, 5-4 to Bristol would not have surprised anyone. Ingham saved the day, whilst the rest of the team simply switched off. 45 minutes of nervous tension, not good to watch, and will result in a total drubbing if repeated on Saturday.[/p][/quote]Yeah, when you only put 4 past an opponant in the first half you always run the risk of losing 5-4. Seriously though, on what planet could we have lost that in the second half!? Ok, Bristol came close on a couple of occasions (making the imaginary score 4-3 to York still), but it's goals that count. If half chances and near misses counted for anything, we'd be top of the league by now. YorkCityLuke
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9:21am Wed 19 Dec 12

Tug job says...

jumbojet wrote:
The game could have been lost in the second half, 5-4 to Bristol would not have surprised anyone. Ingham saved the day, whilst the rest of the team simply switched off. 45 minutes of nervous tension, not good to watch, and will result in a total drubbing if repeated on Saturday.
But then JW and J Smith squandered three good chances between them, didn't they, in the second half, so that would have ended up 7-5. If nobody made any errors at all, every game would end 0-0. Honestly, get a grip!
[quote][p][bold]jumbojet[/bold] wrote: The game could have been lost in the second half, 5-4 to Bristol would not have surprised anyone. Ingham saved the day, whilst the rest of the team simply switched off. 45 minutes of nervous tension, not good to watch, and will result in a total drubbing if repeated on Saturday.[/p][/quote]But then JW and J Smith squandered three good chances between them, didn't they, in the second half, so that would have ended up 7-5. If nobody made any errors at all, every game would end 0-0. Honestly, get a grip! Tug job
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