Gary Mills looks to strengthen York City team

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GARY MILLS confirmed he will be looking to strengthen his York City team in the New Year – but admitted some members of his squad may need to move on if he is to get his targets.

Depending on how the Minstermen fare over the Christmas period, the opening of the January transfer window could be a key time in the club’s bid to reach the end of season play-offs.

Mills has his eyes on certain players but, given the cash constraints he must operate under, he said he would have to “wheel and deal” if he was to achieve his ambitions.

“My budget situation is there would have to be a couple going out again to get the right one or two in,” he said. “That’s where we are at York City. It’s not just a situation where I can go and pick three or four players because the money is there to do it. It’s not.

“I have to wheel and deal – as in getting players out on loan or moving on permanently.

“Yes, I would like to make a couple of changes. Yes, I would like to strengthen us. In finding those couple of players, there are players on the radar that we talk about and we watch.

“If I can bring them in, they will improve us. So we just have to see whether that is possible.”

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4:11pm Sat 22 Dec 12

bill bailey says...

Forget all this rubbish ..4,4.2 and the like,If the present day formations are
doing the trick how come England have
not won a thing since 1966 ? everbody
play these boring stereotype rubbish.
GM. you have the players to revert back
to .goalkeeper.two full backs then right half centre half,left half.and five forwards.give it a go.
Forget all this rubbish ..4,4.2 and the like,If the present day formations are doing the trick how come England have not won a thing since 1966 ? everbody play these boring stereotype rubbish. GM. you have the players to revert back to .goalkeeper.two full backs then right half centre half,left half.and five forwards.give it a go. bill bailey

7:13pm Sat 22 Dec 12

minstermen says...

get the big centre forward in that's
on loan from bolton who scored the
goal for bristol rovers
get the big centre forward in that's on loan from bolton who scored the goal for bristol rovers minstermen

9:28pm Sat 22 Dec 12

paddymacwakey says...

got to strengthen in january,need 2 or 3 new players,just get rid of the dead wood,in blanchett,bullock and johnson.
got to strengthen in january,need 2 or 3 new players,just get rid of the dead wood,in blanchett,bullock and johnson. paddymacwakey

10:17pm Sat 22 Dec 12

arsene.about.york says...

minstermen wrote:
get the big centre forward in that's
on loan from bolton who scored the
goal for bristol rovers
Absolutely spot on. Now that lad knows where the net is and he knows how to hit it. Someone like that would be a huge asset to this team, a physical presence in the opposition penalty area, winning balls for Walker/Blair /Chambers/Rodman to feed on.
[quote][p][bold]minstermen[/bold] wrote: get the big centre forward in that's on loan from bolton who scored the goal for bristol rovers[/p][/quote]Absolutely spot on. Now that lad knows where the net is and he knows how to hit it. Someone like that would be a huge asset to this team, a physical presence in the opposition penalty area, winning balls for Walker/Blair /Chambers/Rodman to feed on. arsene.about.york

1:56am Sun 23 Dec 12

YCFC115 says...

All i want for Christmas is to see Jamille Matt playing in a City shirt.
All i want for Christmas is to see Jamille Matt playing in a City shirt. YCFC115

9:33am Sun 23 Dec 12

duffy says...

YCFC115 wrote:
All i want for Christmas is to see Jamille Matt playing in a City shirt.
Never, ever going to happen. I would imagine we could see J Smith make a permanent move to Luton, Bullock to Gateshead, Blanchett out on loan to a club along with McGurk and maybe Reed. Hopefully that's going to free up enough to bring in a centre half and another forward.
[quote][p][bold]YCFC115[/bold] wrote: All i want for Christmas is to see Jamille Matt playing in a City shirt.[/p][/quote]Never, ever going to happen. I would imagine we could see J Smith make a permanent move to Luton, Bullock to Gateshead, Blanchett out on loan to a club along with McGurk and maybe Reed. Hopefully that's going to free up enough to bring in a centre half and another forward. duffy

9:42am Sun 23 Dec 12

YCFC115 says...

duffy wrote:
YCFC115 wrote: All i want for Christmas is to see Jamille Matt playing in a City shirt.
Never, ever going to happen. I would imagine we could see J Smith make a permanent move to Luton, Bullock to Gateshead, Blanchett out on loan to a club along with McGurk and maybe Reed. Hopefully that's going to free up enough to bring in a centre half and another forward.
Why are you so confident that it wont happen? The only sticking point must be how much Kidderminster are willing to accept for him. Agreed that will be a touch more than 2 months ago now that they are on such a good run, but surely a club in finance difficulties cant turned down an half decent offer from a football league club. Maybe we could offer Reed in return that would be ideal for both clubs. Possible?
[quote][p][bold]duffy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]YCFC115[/bold] wrote: All i want for Christmas is to see Jamille Matt playing in a City shirt.[/p][/quote]Never, ever going to happen. I would imagine we could see J Smith make a permanent move to Luton, Bullock to Gateshead, Blanchett out on loan to a club along with McGurk and maybe Reed. Hopefully that's going to free up enough to bring in a centre half and another forward.[/p][/quote]Why are you so confident that it wont happen? The only sticking point must be how much Kidderminster are willing to accept for him. Agreed that will be a touch more than 2 months ago now that they are on such a good run, but surely a club in finance difficulties cant turned down an half decent offer from a football league club. Maybe we could offer Reed in return that would be ideal for both clubs. Possible? YCFC115

9:51am Sun 23 Dec 12

duffy says...

YCFC115 wrote:
duffy wrote:
YCFC115 wrote: All i want for Christmas is to see Jamille Matt playing in a City shirt.
Never, ever going to happen. I would imagine we could see J Smith make a permanent move to Luton, Bullock to Gateshead, Blanchett out on loan to a club along with McGurk and maybe Reed. Hopefully that's going to free up enough to bring in a centre half and another forward.
Why are you so confident that it wont happen? The only sticking point must be how much Kidderminster are willing to accept for him. Agreed that will be a touch more than 2 months ago now that they are on such a good run, but surely a club in finance difficulties cant turned down an half decent offer from a football league club. Maybe we could offer Reed in return that would be ideal for both clubs. Possible?
There are Championship clubs interested in him.
[quote][p][bold]YCFC115[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]duffy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]YCFC115[/bold] wrote: All i want for Christmas is to see Jamille Matt playing in a City shirt.[/p][/quote]Never, ever going to happen. I would imagine we could see J Smith make a permanent move to Luton, Bullock to Gateshead, Blanchett out on loan to a club along with McGurk and maybe Reed. Hopefully that's going to free up enough to bring in a centre half and another forward.[/p][/quote]Why are you so confident that it wont happen? The only sticking point must be how much Kidderminster are willing to accept for him. Agreed that will be a touch more than 2 months ago now that they are on such a good run, but surely a club in finance difficulties cant turned down an half decent offer from a football league club. Maybe we could offer Reed in return that would be ideal for both clubs. Possible?[/p][/quote]There are Championship clubs interested in him. duffy

11:50am Sun 23 Dec 12

YCFC115 says...

duffy wrote:
YCFC115 wrote:
duffy wrote:
YCFC115 wrote: All i want for Christmas is to see Jamille Matt playing in a City shirt.
Never, ever going to happen. I would imagine we could see J Smith make a permanent move to Luton, Bullock to Gateshead, Blanchett out on loan to a club along with McGurk and maybe Reed. Hopefully that's going to free up enough to bring in a centre half and another forward.
Why are you so confident that it wont happen? The only sticking point must be how much Kidderminster are willing to accept for him. Agreed that will be a touch more than 2 months ago now that they are on such a good run, but surely a club in finance difficulties cant turned down an half decent offer from a football league club. Maybe we could offer Reed in return that would be ideal for both clubs. Possible?
There are Championship clubs interested in him.
That's a big step up and gamble on behalf of any championship side.
[quote][p][bold]duffy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]YCFC115[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]duffy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]YCFC115[/bold] wrote: All i want for Christmas is to see Jamille Matt playing in a City shirt.[/p][/quote]Never, ever going to happen. I would imagine we could see J Smith make a permanent move to Luton, Bullock to Gateshead, Blanchett out on loan to a club along with McGurk and maybe Reed. Hopefully that's going to free up enough to bring in a centre half and another forward.[/p][/quote]Why are you so confident that it wont happen? The only sticking point must be how much Kidderminster are willing to accept for him. Agreed that will be a touch more than 2 months ago now that they are on such a good run, but surely a club in finance difficulties cant turned down an half decent offer from a football league club. Maybe we could offer Reed in return that would be ideal for both clubs. Possible?[/p][/quote]There are Championship clubs interested in him.[/p][/quote]That's a big step up and gamble on behalf of any championship side. YCFC115

1:10pm Sun 23 Dec 12

duffy says...

YCFC115 wrote:
duffy wrote:
YCFC115 wrote:
duffy wrote:
YCFC115 wrote: All i want for Christmas is to see Jamille Matt playing in a City shirt.
Never, ever going to happen. I would imagine we could see J Smith make a permanent move to Luton, Bullock to Gateshead, Blanchett out on loan to a club along with McGurk and maybe Reed. Hopefully that's going to free up enough to bring in a centre half and another forward.
Why are you so confident that it wont happen? The only sticking point must be how much Kidderminster are willing to accept for him. Agreed that will be a touch more than 2 months ago now that they are on such a good run, but surely a club in finance difficulties cant turned down an half decent offer from a football league club. Maybe we could offer Reed in return that would be ideal for both clubs. Possible?
There are Championship clubs interested in him.
That's a big step up and gamble on behalf of any championship side.
It is but if he has a chance to play at that level on probably triple the wages we could pay who is he going to decide to join, us or them ?
[quote][p][bold]YCFC115[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]duffy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]YCFC115[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]duffy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]YCFC115[/bold] wrote: All i want for Christmas is to see Jamille Matt playing in a City shirt.[/p][/quote]Never, ever going to happen. I would imagine we could see J Smith make a permanent move to Luton, Bullock to Gateshead, Blanchett out on loan to a club along with McGurk and maybe Reed. Hopefully that's going to free up enough to bring in a centre half and another forward.[/p][/quote]Why are you so confident that it wont happen? The only sticking point must be how much Kidderminster are willing to accept for him. Agreed that will be a touch more than 2 months ago now that they are on such a good run, but surely a club in finance difficulties cant turned down an half decent offer from a football league club. Maybe we could offer Reed in return that would be ideal for both clubs. Possible?[/p][/quote]There are Championship clubs interested in him.[/p][/quote]That's a big step up and gamble on behalf of any championship side.[/p][/quote]It is but if he has a chance to play at that level on probably triple the wages we could pay who is he going to decide to join, us or them ? duffy

3:04pm Sun 23 Dec 12

tomwillo1 says...

We could do with a centre forward and a left back, Fyfield has done a good job but rate him more as a centre half. Also would like to see Blanchett maybe before we did sign a left back. Players going out will be J. Smith to Luton: uninterested and obviously wanted to stay there. Bullock: surplus to requirements and don't rate him. Also wouldn't be surprised to see Pottsy or Challinor go. Think he could get Kearns back as well, he likes signing midfielders!
We could do with a centre forward and a left back, Fyfield has done a good job but rate him more as a centre half. Also would like to see Blanchett maybe before we did sign a left back. Players going out will be J. Smith to Luton: uninterested and obviously wanted to stay there. Bullock: surplus to requirements and don't rate him. Also wouldn't be surprised to see Pottsy or Challinor go. Think he could get Kearns back as well, he likes signing midfielders! tomwillo1

4:42pm Sun 23 Dec 12

OLD - HEAD says...

Three players needed - Central defender, midfielder and a big target man up front. No way will we get Jamile Matt, he is going to be clearly out of our league. Blanchett, J.Smith, McGurk and Bullock likely to be moving on.
Three players needed - Central defender, midfielder and a big target man up front. No way will we get Jamile Matt, he is going to be clearly out of our league. Blanchett, J.Smith, McGurk and Bullock likely to be moving on. OLD - HEAD

6:05pm Sun 23 Dec 12

goreds says...

If its a Christmas wish list then its Jamille Matt for me - though we'd need a yuletide miracle for it to come true.
If its a Christmas wish list then its Jamille Matt for me - though we'd need a yuletide miracle for it to come true. goreds

6:47pm Sun 23 Dec 12

YorkCityLuke says...

Not sure where we should be strengthening really - central defense would be the obvious one, but we have McGurk and Allan waiting in the wings, both of whom could be the solution to our current problems. Rushing into new signings has rarely worked out for us.

Not even really convinced we need a new striker, a 'target man' type wouldn't suit the way we play. A fast paced, quick footed proven center forward would be good though.
Not sure where we should be strengthening really - central defense would be the obvious one, but we have McGurk and Allan waiting in the wings, both of whom could be the solution to our current problems. Rushing into new signings has rarely worked out for us. Not even really convinced we need a new striker, a 'target man' type wouldn't suit the way we play. A fast paced, quick footed proven center forward would be good though. YorkCityLuke

7:38am Mon 24 Dec 12

roobarb85 says...

Looking forward to more wise signings in the 'window'.
Mind you can't see how we're going to improve on the powerhouse midfield of Smith, Bullock and Bopp, and who is going to force their way into our prolific front line ahead of Johnson, Dobie and Rodman?
I know it's tough Gary, but I'm sure you can find suitable candidates!!
Looking forward to more wise signings in the 'window'. Mind you can't see how we're going to improve on the powerhouse midfield of Smith, Bullock and Bopp, and who is going to force their way into our prolific front line ahead of Johnson, Dobie and Rodman? I know it's tough Gary, but I'm sure you can find suitable candidates!! roobarb85

10:53am Mon 24 Dec 12

arsene.about.york says...

roobarb85 wrote:
Looking forward to more wise signings in the 'window'.
Mind you can't see how we're going to improve on the powerhouse midfield of Smith, Bullock and Bopp, and who is going to force their way into our prolific front line ahead of Johnson, Dobie and Rodman?
I know it's tough Gary, but I'm sure you can find suitable candidates!!
If we could get Ashikodi and Henderson back it would keep those three on their toes.
[quote][p][bold]roobarb85[/bold] wrote: Looking forward to more wise signings in the 'window'. Mind you can't see how we're going to improve on the powerhouse midfield of Smith, Bullock and Bopp, and who is going to force their way into our prolific front line ahead of Johnson, Dobie and Rodman? I know it's tough Gary, but I'm sure you can find suitable candidates!![/p][/quote]If we could get Ashikodi and Henderson back it would keep those three on their toes. arsene.about.york

2:01pm Mon 24 Dec 12

bartsimmo says...

it would be like a new signing all together if he played Reedy more in his central role. Poor lad comes on scores a goal then the next game gets subbed67 minutes into a full start despite Mills saying the previous game i left him on for 90 minutes because he is always capable of a goal.

Walker 19 crap games might get dropped Reed doesnt score after 67 minutes subed and dropped Never mind fairness this is ludicrous management!
it would be like a new signing all together if he played Reedy more in his central role. Poor lad comes on scores a goal then the next game gets subbed67 minutes into a full start despite Mills saying the previous game i left him on for 90 minutes because he is always capable of a goal. Walker 19 crap games might get dropped Reed doesnt score after 67 minutes subed and dropped Never mind fairness this is ludicrous management! bartsimmo

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