York City draw 0-0 at Fleetwood Town in npower League Two

CENTRE-BACK David McGurk helped York City to a clean sheet on his first appearance in a year as they drew 0-0 at Fleetwood Town.

McGurk started in place of the injured Chris Doig as the Minstermen earned a point from their npower League Two visit to Highbury.

Midfielder Tom Platt, who had been on loan at Harrogate Town, appeared on the City bench after Jonathan Smith sealed a £50,000 switch to Luton Town.

Smith's move to Kenilworth Road - where he made six appearances during a recent loan spell - will go through on Tuesday, January 1, subject to a medical.

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5:31pm Sat 29 Dec 12

Daley Mayall says...

Welcome back, Ty!!
Welcome back, Ty!! Daley Mayall

5:52pm Sat 29 Dec 12

minstermen says...

sunderland or middlesbrough must have
a couple of centre forwards they
would like to lend us till the end of the
season ,think we need a bit more
fire power can also see reed going
out on loan some where in january
sunderland or middlesbrough must have a couple of centre forwards they would like to lend us till the end of the season ,think we need a bit more fire power can also see reed going out on loan some where in january minstermen

5:55pm Sat 29 Dec 12

TheBurton says...

I think Reedy will be going in January, he seems to have fallen out of favour with Millsy.
I think Reedy will be going in January, he seems to have fallen out of favour with Millsy. TheBurton

6:05pm Sat 29 Dec 12

duffy says...

Not a bad point that and it sounds like we could have won it in the end. Hopefully the Smith money is going to go towards a new centre half and striker which should see us safe this season.
Not a bad point that and it sounds like we could have won it in the end. Hopefully the Smith money is going to go towards a new centre half and striker which should see us safe this season. duffy

6:13pm Sat 29 Dec 12

YorkCityLuke says...

As Duffy says, not a bad point at all. Sounds like Walker (and others) were very unlucky not to score - can't complain too much, they hit the target but were beaten by a 'keeper at the top of his game. Great to keep a clean sheet, McGurk and Smith both sound like they had very good games.
As Duffy says, not a bad point at all. Sounds like Walker (and others) were very unlucky not to score - can't complain too much, they hit the target but were beaten by a 'keeper at the top of his game. Great to keep a clean sheet, McGurk and Smith both sound like they had very good games. YorkCityLuke

6:23pm Sat 29 Dec 12

spockboy2 says...

duffy wrote:
Not a bad point that and it sounds like we could have won it in the end. Hopefully the Smith money is going to go towards a new centre half and striker which should see us safe this season.
Or a nice holiday for the mcgills.
Great to see TY back and good riddance to J Smith .
[quote][p][bold]duffy[/bold] wrote: Not a bad point that and it sounds like we could have won it in the end. Hopefully the Smith money is going to go towards a new centre half and striker which should see us safe this season.[/p][/quote]Or a nice holiday for the mcgills. Great to see TY back and good riddance to J Smith . spockboy2

6:31pm Sat 29 Dec 12

cityforthepremier says...

spockboy2 wrote:
duffy wrote:
Not a bad point that and it sounds like we could have won it in the end. Hopefully the Smith money is going to go towards a new centre half and striker which should see us safe this season.
Or a nice holiday for the mcgills.
Great to see TY back and good riddance to J Smith .
Good riddance to J Smith? Behave, if you take time to look at the footage from the early games his winning of second balls & link up play with Coulson was very good, he's clearly good enough to play League 2 football as he showed at Swindon, he wasn't really given a chance & the club have accepted a big offer so I don't blame him to go play regular games else where, he's a winner & wants to play all the time. Good luck to the lad!
[quote][p][bold]spockboy2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]duffy[/bold] wrote: Not a bad point that and it sounds like we could have won it in the end. Hopefully the Smith money is going to go towards a new centre half and striker which should see us safe this season.[/p][/quote]Or a nice holiday for the mcgills. Great to see TY back and good riddance to J Smith .[/p][/quote]Good riddance to J Smith? Behave, if you take time to look at the footage from the early games his winning of second balls & link up play with Coulson was very good, he's clearly good enough to play League 2 football as he showed at Swindon, he wasn't really given a chance & the club have accepted a big offer so I don't blame him to go play regular games else where, he's a winner & wants to play all the time. Good luck to the lad! cityforthepremier

6:36pm Sat 29 Dec 12

duffy says...

spockboy2 wrote:
duffy wrote:
Not a bad point that and it sounds like we could have won it in the end. Hopefully the Smith money is going to go towards a new centre half and striker which should see us safe this season.
Or a nice holiday for the mcgills.
Great to see TY back and good riddance to J Smith .
Lets see if the money is used in January. Plenty of rumours flying about regarding possible targets as usual. I have a feeling we might well benefit from his sale in the long run.
[quote][p][bold]spockboy2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]duffy[/bold] wrote: Not a bad point that and it sounds like we could have won it in the end. Hopefully the Smith money is going to go towards a new centre half and striker which should see us safe this season.[/p][/quote]Or a nice holiday for the mcgills. Great to see TY back and good riddance to J Smith .[/p][/quote]Lets see if the money is used in January. Plenty of rumours flying about regarding possible targets as usual. I have a feeling we might well benefit from his sale in the long run. duffy

6:42pm Sat 29 Dec 12

Minsterred says...

spockboy2 wrote:
duffy wrote:
Not a bad point that and it sounds like we could have won it in the end. Hopefully the Smith money is going to go towards a new centre half and striker which should see us safe this season.
Or a nice holiday for the mcgills.
Great to see TY back and good riddance to J Smith .
Just when I thought the posts on here were beginning to be intelligent again.. "nice holiday for the McGills"?
I dont know the McGills but I do know that they put money into the club from their family business last week to cover wages after the postponed game so that players got their christmas wages and that they headed a queue of ... actually It was just them when they put their own money into City to stop the club folding forever. Like the McGills or not, the club may not be here without them so maybe at least grudging respect is deserved rather than poorly thought inuendo about the incoming transfer fee. I apologise If you were actually joking but sadly I dont think you were. Lets keep the posts to football and not personal attacks on people.
[quote][p][bold]spockboy2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]duffy[/bold] wrote: Not a bad point that and it sounds like we could have won it in the end. Hopefully the Smith money is going to go towards a new centre half and striker which should see us safe this season.[/p][/quote]Or a nice holiday for the mcgills. Great to see TY back and good riddance to J Smith .[/p][/quote]Just when I thought the posts on here were beginning to be intelligent again.. "nice holiday for the McGills"? I dont know the McGills but I do know that they put money into the club from their family business last week to cover wages after the postponed game so that players got their christmas wages and that they headed a queue of ... actually It was just them when they put their own money into City to stop the club folding forever. Like the McGills or not, the club may not be here without them so maybe at least grudging respect is deserved rather than poorly thought inuendo about the incoming transfer fee. I apologise If you were actually joking but sadly I dont think you were. Lets keep the posts to football and not personal attacks on people. Minsterred

6:51pm Sat 29 Dec 12

Minsterred says...

And good result away today, good luck to Smith and lets hope the money goes towards a new striker at least..
And good result away today, good luck to Smith and lets hope the money goes towards a new striker at least.. Minsterred

6:55pm Sat 29 Dec 12

beeryjack5on says...

Minsterred wrote:
spockboy2 wrote:
duffy wrote:
Not a bad point that and it sounds like we could have won it in the end. Hopefully the Smith money is going to go towards a new centre half and striker which should see us safe this season.
Or a nice holiday for the mcgills.
Great to see TY back and good riddance to J Smith .
Just when I thought the posts on here were beginning to be intelligent again.. "nice holiday for the McGills"?
I dont know the McGills but I do know that they put money into the club from their family business last week to cover wages after the postponed game so that players got their christmas wages and that they headed a queue of ... actually It was just them when they put their own money into City to stop the club folding forever. Like the McGills or not, the club may not be here without them so maybe at least grudging respect is deserved rather than poorly thought inuendo about the incoming transfer fee. I apologise If you were actually joking but sadly I dont think you were. Lets keep the posts to football and not personal attacks on people.
Spot on Minsterred. Great to see Ty back, and sounded like he had a goodt game. This could still be a great season...
[quote][p][bold]Minsterred[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]spockboy2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]duffy[/bold] wrote: Not a bad point that and it sounds like we could have won it in the end. Hopefully the Smith money is going to go towards a new centre half and striker which should see us safe this season.[/p][/quote]Or a nice holiday for the mcgills. Great to see TY back and good riddance to J Smith .[/p][/quote]Just when I thought the posts on here were beginning to be intelligent again.. "nice holiday for the McGills"? I dont know the McGills but I do know that they put money into the club from their family business last week to cover wages after the postponed game so that players got their christmas wages and that they headed a queue of ... actually It was just them when they put their own money into City to stop the club folding forever. Like the McGills or not, the club may not be here without them so maybe at least grudging respect is deserved rather than poorly thought inuendo about the incoming transfer fee. I apologise If you were actually joking but sadly I dont think you were. Lets keep the posts to football and not personal attacks on people.[/p][/quote]Spot on Minsterred. Great to see Ty back, and sounded like he had a goodt game. This could still be a great season... beeryjack5on

7:28pm Sat 29 Dec 12

Keith...lad says...

Matt from Kidderminster and Ian Miller from Grimsby.
Matt from Kidderminster and Ian Miller from Grimsby. Keith...lad

7:32pm Sat 29 Dec 12

bill bailey says...

I have only lived in york for 8yrs never seen the club play but funny enough i
followed them from afar,Somerset.I was a pro in the 50s so i know a bit about the game..If it wasent for the McGILLS
you might not be writting your comments here.I would like to wish all of you .and owners .manager ,workers ,and players
a realy happy new year..
I have only lived in york for 8yrs never seen the club play but funny enough i followed them from afar,Somerset.I was a pro in the 50s so i know a bit about the game..If it wasent for the McGILLS you might not be writting your comments here.I would like to wish all of you .and owners .manager ,workers ,and players a realy happy new year.. bill bailey

7:51pm Sat 29 Dec 12

Yorkieroy60 says...

Great to see Dave Mcgurk back playing for City in the Football League, he's been a real trooper for us throughout our Non League days-be good if he can hold his place and get back to full fitness it could be as good as a new signing!-good on ya David!
Great to see Dave Mcgurk back playing for City in the Football League, he's been a real trooper for us throughout our Non League days-be good if he can hold his place and get back to full fitness it could be as good as a new signing!-good on ya David! Yorkieroy60

7:54pm Sat 29 Dec 12

joejamestom says...

I don't know about anyone else but I feel a sense of relief to have TY back in the starting 11 & I just hope Keith the Lad is right. On the subject of the McGills they seem good owners to me, yes its nothing without the fans but as we saw recently we have a few $£!" heads along for the ride so if the McGills make the odd faux pas then I will happily forgive that for the pleasure of having City to support.
Still disappointed from Chesterfield who were nothing special, need to get the consistence of performance especially defending & still hoping a couple of our forwards start hitting the sweet spot, Come on city lets go again!!!
I don't know about anyone else but I feel a sense of relief to have TY back in the starting 11 & I just hope Keith the Lad is right. On the subject of the McGills they seem good owners to me, yes its nothing without the fans but as we saw recently we have a few $£!" heads along for the ride so if the McGills make the odd faux pas then I will happily forgive that for the pleasure of having City to support. Still disappointed from Chesterfield who were nothing special, need to get the consistence of performance especially defending & still hoping a couple of our forwards start hitting the sweet spot, Come on city lets go again!!! joejamestom

7:54pm Sat 29 Dec 12

OLD - HEAD says...

It has not been the right move comng back to York City for Jonathan Smith, so good luck to him at Luton Town. He will fit in better there, and we have got a decent fee for him. I sincerely hope that we use the money well. Todays 0-0 draw at Fleetwood was about the best result that we could have expected. Its another precious point towards safety.
It has not been the right move comng back to York City for Jonathan Smith, so good luck to him at Luton Town. He will fit in better there, and we have got a decent fee for him. I sincerely hope that we use the money well. Todays 0-0 draw at Fleetwood was about the best result that we could have expected. Its another precious point towards safety. OLD - HEAD

8:03pm Sat 29 Dec 12

duffy says...

Keith...lad wrote:
Matt from Kidderminster and Ian Miller from Grimsby.
Lets wait and see, people are pulling names out of hats left right and centre with the transfer window opening up again.
[quote][p][bold]Keith...lad[/bold] wrote: Matt from Kidderminster and Ian Miller from Grimsby.[/p][/quote]Lets wait and see, people are pulling names out of hats left right and centre with the transfer window opening up again. duffy

8:04pm Sat 29 Dec 12

lifelong says...

What a great result for City today. Says it all when their man of the match is the Fleetwood goalkeeper!!
We do have some half wits submitting 'posts' in this column criticising the McGills. When will these individuals realise that this family has saved York City from extinction over many years. So can we some thought before typing senseless comments.
What a great result for City today. Says it all when their man of the match is the Fleetwood goalkeeper!! We do have some half wits submitting 'posts' in this column criticising the McGills. When will these individuals realise that this family has saved York City from extinction over many years. So can we some thought before typing senseless comments. lifelong

8:14pm Sat 29 Dec 12

Keith...lad says...

duffy wrote:
Keith...lad wrote:
Matt from Kidderminster and Ian Miller from Grimsby.
Lets wait and see, people are pulling names out of hats left right and centre with the transfer window opening up again.
Matt is confirmed from a good sauce.handed in transfer request
[quote][p][bold]duffy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Keith...lad[/bold] wrote: Matt from Kidderminster and Ian Miller from Grimsby.[/p][/quote]Lets wait and see, people are pulling names out of hats left right and centre with the transfer window opening up again.[/p][/quote]Matt is confirmed from a good sauce.handed in transfer request Keith...lad

8:24pm Sat 29 Dec 12

kirkbride1979 says...

Great result and great to see TY back playing .. on player we should be looking at they should have played ether league 1 or 2 don't need conference players
Great result and great to see TY back playing .. on player we should be looking at they should have played ether league 1 or 2 don't need conference players kirkbride1979

8:26pm Sat 29 Dec 12

cityforthepremier says...

"Sounds like, sounds like, sounds like, sounds like...". Yawn.
"Sounds like, sounds like, sounds like, sounds like...". Yawn. cityforthepremier

8:45pm Sat 29 Dec 12

duffy says...

Keith...lad wrote:
duffy wrote:
Keith...lad wrote:
Matt from Kidderminster and Ian Miller from Grimsby.
Lets wait and see, people are pulling names out of hats left right and centre with the transfer window opening up again.
Matt is confirmed from a good sauce.handed in transfer request
It's confirmed when its on the OS and not until. Otherwise it's just the usual rumours.
[quote][p][bold]Keith...lad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]duffy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Keith...lad[/bold] wrote: Matt from Kidderminster and Ian Miller from Grimsby.[/p][/quote]Lets wait and see, people are pulling names out of hats left right and centre with the transfer window opening up again.[/p][/quote]Matt is confirmed from a good sauce.handed in transfer request[/p][/quote]It's confirmed when its on the OS and not until. Otherwise it's just the usual rumours. duffy

8:59pm Sat 29 Dec 12

openallhours says...

An excellent point, a clean sheet and a very good way to bounce back from
Boxing day.

Roll on Tuesday!
An excellent point, a clean sheet and a very good way to bounce back from Boxing day. Roll on Tuesday! openallhours

9:01pm Sat 29 Dec 12

Pedro says...

bill bailey wrote:
I have only lived in york for 8yrs never seen the club play but funny enough i
followed them from afar,Somerset.I was a pro in the 50s so i know a bit about the game..If it wasent for the McGILLS
you might not be writting your comments here.I would like to wish all of you .and owners .manager ,workers ,and players
a realy happy new year..
Come home!
[quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: I have only lived in york for 8yrs never seen the club play but funny enough i followed them from afar,Somerset.I was a pro in the 50s so i know a bit about the game..If it wasent for the McGILLS you might not be writting your comments here.I would like to wish all of you .and owners .manager ,workers ,and players a realy happy new year..[/p][/quote]Come home! Pedro

9:19pm Sat 29 Dec 12

tomwillo1 says...

Great performance, we should have won the game. Especially with walkers chance which went wide, pleased we performed for the full 90 and not just 45!! We have got a great deal for J. Smith, was poor at the start of the season then didn't look interested or look like he was putting in 100% when he came back! For the people saying we need a new centre half, i dissagree. Smith was top drawer today and a lot of people quickly forget what hes done for the club, TY was immense. Like he's never been away! Rodman and Blair were very good too! Can't fault anyone today!
Great performance, we should have won the game. Especially with walkers chance which went wide, pleased we performed for the full 90 and not just 45!! We have got a great deal for J. Smith, was poor at the start of the season then didn't look interested or look like he was putting in 100% when he came back! For the people saying we need a new centre half, i dissagree. Smith was top drawer today and a lot of people quickly forget what hes done for the club, TY was immense. Like he's never been away! Rodman and Blair were very good too! Can't fault anyone today! tomwillo1

9:24pm Sat 29 Dec 12

RooBeck says...

The new Fleetwood boss, Graham Alexander, in a post-match interview with BBC Radio Lancashire, admitted that this was a point gained by his team rather than two dropped. He said City were the better side in the first-half and it was about evens in the second and but for the Fleetwood keeper, we would have got the three points! So, a good performance and result! Pleased Dave McGurk turned in a strong performance and if GM gives him his chance of a run in the side, I'm sure he won't let anyone down and will make the most of the opportunity!! Can't wait for Burton and Exeter and let's keep on the front foot now and bag some more points! COYR.
The new Fleetwood boss, Graham Alexander, in a post-match interview with BBC Radio Lancashire, admitted that this was a point gained by his team rather than two dropped. He said City were the better side in the first-half and it was about evens in the second and but for the Fleetwood keeper, we would have got the three points! So, a good performance and result! Pleased Dave McGurk turned in a strong performance and if GM gives him his chance of a run in the side, I'm sure he won't let anyone down and will make the most of the opportunity!! Can't wait for Burton and Exeter and let's keep on the front foot now and bag some more points! COYR. RooBeck

9:34pm Sat 29 Dec 12

spockboy2 says...

beeryjack5on wrote:
Minsterred wrote:
spockboy2 wrote:
duffy wrote:
Not a bad point that and it sounds like we could have won it in the end. Hopefully the Smith money is going to go towards a new centre half and striker which should see us safe this season.
Or a nice holiday for the mcgills.
Great to see TY back and good riddance to J Smith .
Just when I thought the posts on here were beginning to be intelligent again.. "nice holiday for the McGills"?
I dont know the McGills but I do know that they put money into the club from their family business last week to cover wages after the postponed game so that players got their christmas wages and that they headed a queue of ... actually It was just them when they put their own money into City to stop the club folding forever. Like the McGills or not, the club may not be here without them so maybe at least grudging respect is deserved rather than poorly thought inuendo about the incoming transfer fee. I apologise If you were actually joking but sadly I dont think you were. Lets keep the posts to football and not personal attacks on people.
Spot on Minsterred. Great to see Ty back, and sounded like he had a goodt game. This could still be a great season...
We all have different views and if I want to take off my rose tinted specs for a night like most on here wear I will do.
I have a season ticket so I am entitled to question where my money goes each year.
I can't find any rule that says I can't digress from the main headline topic on this forum.
Agree that the mcGills did save our club but how long can they wallow in that glory hiding the fact that little money is spent on players.
Where has the Wembley /promotion cash gone ?
Fair enough its a great business move for them and that's what they are in the game for(oh sorry I know they love the club it was posted in the press a few years back when they were more active).
I understand they are on a very sound investment.
I don't come on here like most of you to kiss butt when we win and doom and gloom when we loose .
I have faith in Mr Mills and his players I don't boo when we loose or moan.
I am a reformed football racist and thug.
I love the club but.....
Sadly I am sceptic about our future when it comes to finance .
[quote][p][bold]beeryjack5on[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Minsterred[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]spockboy2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]duffy[/bold] wrote: Not a bad point that and it sounds like we could have won it in the end. Hopefully the Smith money is going to go towards a new centre half and striker which should see us safe this season.[/p][/quote]Or a nice holiday for the mcgills. Great to see TY back and good riddance to J Smith .[/p][/quote]Just when I thought the posts on here were beginning to be intelligent again.. "nice holiday for the McGills"? I dont know the McGills but I do know that they put money into the club from their family business last week to cover wages after the postponed game so that players got their christmas wages and that they headed a queue of ... actually It was just them when they put their own money into City to stop the club folding forever. Like the McGills or not, the club may not be here without them so maybe at least grudging respect is deserved rather than poorly thought inuendo about the incoming transfer fee. I apologise If you were actually joking but sadly I dont think you were. Lets keep the posts to football and not personal attacks on people.[/p][/quote]Spot on Minsterred. Great to see Ty back, and sounded like he had a goodt game. This could still be a great season...[/p][/quote]We all have different views and if I want to take off my rose tinted specs for a night like most on here wear I will do. I have a season ticket so I am entitled to question where my money goes each year. I can't find any rule that says I can't digress from the main headline topic on this forum. Agree that the mcGills did save our club but how long can they wallow in that glory hiding the fact that little money is spent on players. Where has the Wembley /promotion cash gone ? Fair enough its a great business move for them and that's what they are in the game for(oh sorry I know they love the club it was posted in the press a few years back when they were more active). I understand they are on a very sound investment. I don't come on here like most of you to kiss butt when we win and doom and gloom when we loose . I have faith in Mr Mills and his players I don't boo when we loose or moan. I am a reformed football racist and thug. I love the club but..... Sadly I am sceptic about our future when it comes to finance . spockboy2

9:44pm Sat 29 Dec 12

spockboy2 says...

lifelong wrote:
What a great result for City today. Says it all when their man of the match is the Fleetwood goalkeeper!!
We do have some half wits submitting 'posts' in this column criticising the McGills. When will these individuals realise that this family has saved York City from extinction over many years. So can we some thought before typing senseless comments.
''So can we some thought before typing senseless comments.''

Does this make sense ? halfwit !
[quote][p][bold]lifelong[/bold] wrote: What a great result for City today. Says it all when their man of the match is the Fleetwood goalkeeper!! We do have some half wits submitting 'posts' in this column criticising the McGills. When will these individuals realise that this family has saved York City from extinction over many years. So can we some thought before typing senseless comments.[/p][/quote]''So can we some thought before typing senseless comments.'' Does this make sense ? halfwit ! spockboy2

9:49pm Sat 29 Dec 12

duffy says...

spockboy2 wrote:
beeryjack5on wrote:
Minsterred wrote:
spockboy2 wrote:
duffy wrote:
Not a bad point that and it sounds like we could have won it in the end. Hopefully the Smith money is going to go towards a new centre half and striker which should see us safe this season.
Or a nice holiday for the mcgills.
Great to see TY back and good riddance to J Smith .
Just when I thought the posts on here were beginning to be intelligent again.. "nice holiday for the McGills"?
I dont know the McGills but I do know that they put money into the club from their family business last week to cover wages after the postponed game so that players got their christmas wages and that they headed a queue of ... actually It was just them when they put their own money into City to stop the club folding forever. Like the McGills or not, the club may not be here without them so maybe at least grudging respect is deserved rather than poorly thought inuendo about the incoming transfer fee. I apologise If you were actually joking but sadly I dont think you were. Lets keep the posts to football and not personal attacks on people.
Spot on Minsterred. Great to see Ty back, and sounded like he had a goodt game. This could still be a great season...
We all have different views and if I want to take off my rose tinted specs for a night like most on here wear I will do.
I have a season ticket so I am entitled to question where my money goes each year.
I can't find any rule that says I can't digress from the main headline topic on this forum.
Agree that the mcGills did save our club but how long can they wallow in that glory hiding the fact that little money is spent on players.
Where has the Wembley /promotion cash gone ?
Fair enough its a great business move for them and that's what they are in the game for(oh sorry I know they love the club it was posted in the press a few years back when they were more active).
I understand they are on a very sound investment.
I don't come on here like most of you to kiss butt when we win and doom and gloom when we loose .
I have faith in Mr Mills and his players I don't boo when we loose or moan.
I am a reformed football racist and thug.
I love the club but.....
Sadly I am sceptic about our future when it comes to finance .
Blood hell you certainly don't believe in holding anything back, including your private life.
[quote][p][bold]spockboy2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]beeryjack5on[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Minsterred[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]spockboy2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]duffy[/bold] wrote: Not a bad point that and it sounds like we could have won it in the end. Hopefully the Smith money is going to go towards a new centre half and striker which should see us safe this season.[/p][/quote]Or a nice holiday for the mcgills. Great to see TY back and good riddance to J Smith .[/p][/quote]Just when I thought the posts on here were beginning to be intelligent again.. "nice holiday for the McGills"? I dont know the McGills but I do know that they put money into the club from their family business last week to cover wages after the postponed game so that players got their christmas wages and that they headed a queue of ... actually It was just them when they put their own money into City to stop the club folding forever. Like the McGills or not, the club may not be here without them so maybe at least grudging respect is deserved rather than poorly thought inuendo about the incoming transfer fee. I apologise If you were actually joking but sadly I dont think you were. Lets keep the posts to football and not personal attacks on people.[/p][/quote]Spot on Minsterred. Great to see Ty back, and sounded like he had a goodt game. This could still be a great season...[/p][/quote]We all have different views and if I want to take off my rose tinted specs for a night like most on here wear I will do. I have a season ticket so I am entitled to question where my money goes each year. I can't find any rule that says I can't digress from the main headline topic on this forum. Agree that the mcGills did save our club but how long can they wallow in that glory hiding the fact that little money is spent on players. Where has the Wembley /promotion cash gone ? Fair enough its a great business move for them and that's what they are in the game for(oh sorry I know they love the club it was posted in the press a few years back when they were more active). I understand they are on a very sound investment. I don't come on here like most of you to kiss butt when we win and doom and gloom when we loose . I have faith in Mr Mills and his players I don't boo when we loose or moan. I am a reformed football racist and thug. I love the club but..... Sadly I am sceptic about our future when it comes to finance .[/p][/quote]Blood hell you certainly don't believe in holding anything back, including your private life. duffy

10:00pm Sat 29 Dec 12

redwhiteblue says...

Matts off to the Championship - £250K - bids have made him unsettled
Matts off to the Championship - £250K - bids have made him unsettled redwhiteblue

10:11pm Sat 29 Dec 12

duffy says...

redwhiteblue wrote:
Matts off to the Championship - £250K - bids have made him unsettled
Can't be right as Keith- lad has "Confirmed" he's coming to us.
[quote][p][bold]redwhiteblue[/bold] wrote: Matts off to the Championship - £250K - bids have made him unsettled[/p][/quote]Can't be right as Keith- lad has "Confirmed" he's coming to us. duffy

10:16pm Sat 29 Dec 12

johnno65 says...

Welcome back TY,sorry to see Johnno Smith leave the club, i feel he never really got the chance i would rather keep him and let Bullock go.
Am i the only one who thinks Rodman could be the striker were looking for? Played well again today and just needs a goal or two to get everyone likeing him.
Potts had a good game agian today and diserves his starting place.
Good to see the young talent on the bench, no need to panic buy in January
Welcome back TY,sorry to see Johnno Smith leave the club, i feel he never really got the chance i would rather keep him and let Bullock go. Am i the only one who thinks Rodman could be the striker were looking for? Played well again today and just needs a goal or two to get everyone likeing him. Potts had a good game agian today and diserves his starting place. Good to see the young talent on the bench, no need to panic buy in January johnno65

10:32pm Sat 29 Dec 12

lifelong says...

To 'Spockboy'... your comments invite the obvious reply...let Joe Public make up their own minds as to their view.....my case rests!
To 'Spockboy'... your comments invite the obvious reply...let Joe Public make up their own minds as to their view.....my case rests! lifelong

12:02am Sun 30 Dec 12

thelostshoe1977 says...

not sure what money the mcgills are supposed to be raking in as i cant imagine what the club takes in gates covers the wages. the money from wembley etc will be used to balance the books, and thank goodness that it does. like the mcgills or not but at least they have made sure we still have a club. look at who we have had in the past. not every club can have billionaire arabs at the the helm, lets be thankful for what we do have
not sure what money the mcgills are supposed to be raking in as i cant imagine what the club takes in gates covers the wages. the money from wembley etc will be used to balance the books, and thank goodness that it does. like the mcgills or not but at least they have made sure we still have a club. look at who we have had in the past. not every club can have billionaire arabs at the the helm, lets be thankful for what we do have thelostshoe1977

1:08am Sun 30 Dec 12

Ycfc85 says...

It looks like spockboy had a few pints between posts
It looks like spockboy had a few pints between posts Ycfc85

8:03am Sun 30 Dec 12

rogue84 says...

what a great sight to see McGurk in the starting line-up....and then keeping a clean-sheet. he added an air of calm to the back-line which has been missing at times, and doesn't it seem an age since he actually played!?
after all the years at the club he deserved his game as a league player, but after that performance he deserves plenty more.
what a great sight to see McGurk in the starting line-up....and then keeping a clean-sheet. he added an air of calm to the back-line which has been missing at times, and doesn't it seem an age since he actually played!? after all the years at the club he deserved his game as a league player, but after that performance he deserves plenty more. rogue84

8:28am Sun 30 Dec 12

yorkandproud says...

Lots more ups than downs. What a great year 2012 has been for City. Copyright . Roll on 2013.
Lots more ups than downs. What a great year 2012 has been for City. Copyright . Roll on 2013. yorkandproud

8:51am Sun 30 Dec 12

yorkandproud says...

COYRCopyright
COYRCopyright yorkandproud

10:38am Sun 30 Dec 12

YO1 says...

Hope GM is more thorough in his scouting research in January than in summer.

Any York City fan who had seen J Smith play previously knew the type of player he was. Combative, energetic ball winner. The lads control and passing was never his strong point so I was surprised to see him join.

Doesn't fit with the midfield passing game that City now play. Unfortunately GM found that out after he signed him.

With three full time coaches at the club, I now expect any player we sign should have been watched on numerous occasions. We cannot afford any more mistakes.
Hope GM is more thorough in his scouting research in January than in summer. Any York City fan who had seen J Smith play previously knew the type of player he was. Combative, energetic ball winner. The lads control and passing was never his strong point so I was surprised to see him join. Doesn't fit with the midfield passing game that City now play. Unfortunately GM found that out after he signed him. With three full time coaches at the club, I now expect any player we sign should have been watched on numerous occasions. We cannot afford any more mistakes. YO1

10:58am Sun 30 Dec 12

redwhiteblue says...

Nice to see Des Little being the one of the first people to congratulate TY on his performance - well done David nice to see you back - also managed to get in the League side of the day. Onwards and upwards in 2013
Nice to see Des Little being the one of the first people to congratulate TY on his performance - well done David nice to see you back - also managed to get in the League side of the day. Onwards and upwards in 2013 redwhiteblue

11:36am Sun 30 Dec 12

spockboy2 says...

lifelong wrote:
To 'Spockboy'... your comments invite the obvious reply...let Joe Public make up their own minds as to their view.....my case rests!
Or an honest debate ? .
T hat's why folks post on here is it not ?

@ Ycfc85 Nope just my own honest opinion .

Happy New year
[quote][p][bold]lifelong[/bold] wrote: To 'Spockboy'... your comments invite the obvious reply...let Joe Public make up their own minds as to their view.....my case rests![/p][/quote]Or an honest debate ? . T hat's why folks post on here is it not ? @ Ycfc85 Nope just my own honest opinion . Happy New year spockboy2

1:22pm Sun 30 Dec 12

Phil, Leeds says...

Excellent point for City and defensively much stronger as we defended from the front. Good to see McGurk back and hopefully the Parslow/Smith knockers will go back in their box. Good bit of business getting £50k for Smith especially as it's from Luton's bank account!
Need to spend it on a striker who can score as, clearly, Reedy doesn't fit in Mills' plans and Walker doesn't get nearly enough.
Excellent point for City and defensively much stronger as we defended from the front. Good to see McGurk back and hopefully the Parslow/Smith knockers will go back in their box. Good bit of business getting £50k for Smith especially as it's from Luton's bank account! Need to spend it on a striker who can score as, clearly, Reedy doesn't fit in Mills' plans and Walker doesn't get nearly enough. Phil, Leeds

2:15pm Sun 30 Dec 12

Budgie says...

Great to see Mcgurk back,dont mourn the loss J. Smith, Its been a hell of a good past 12months. Thanks to all at the club. I have and will continue to express my views,like most supporters all I want like any other clubs supporters is the best.Getting back into the fooball league to the expense of Luton certainly made my year.Onwardsand upwards.
Great to see Mcgurk back,dont mourn the loss J. Smith, Its been a hell of a good past 12months. Thanks to all at the club. I have and will continue to express my views,like most supporters all I want like any other clubs supporters is the best.Getting back into the fooball league to the expense of Luton certainly made my year.Onwardsand upwards. Budgie

3:36pm Sun 30 Dec 12

Whitleyred says...

Just finished reading the City Are Back book. An inspirational read & a piece of football history that can never be taken away from our Football Club.

Football supporters don't really do history & nostalgia, as a team and its manager is as only as good as its recent results.

Thumbing through the book there are reasons for optimism & evidence of our achilles heel that were evident right through our glorious final season in the Conference.

Firstly, the commitment to a progressive passing style of football that was often breathtaking to watch.

Secondly, an away record that was infinitely better than our home form (ring any bells?)

Thirdly, the resilience and never say die spirit of a core of players which says everything about the togetherness of the group.

On the down side, there was never a settled back four throughout the whole season & our open style often led to the concession of cheap goals e.g Darlington (Twice), Gateshead.The improved standard of Div 2 will simply not let us get away with it.

Some of GM's acquisitions were questionable and added little to the quality of the squad eg Ashikodi, Brown, Swallow. The same could be said of Bullock, the departed Smith, Blanchett etc etc.

So, as we approach 2013, in a nutshell my new years wishes are pretty simple:

Keep on keeping on with the pass and move philosophy

Acquire new recruits that will actually add to the team e.g wily, physical striker to allow for plan B

A settled defence

Easy this football management lark!!
Just finished reading the City Are Back book. An inspirational read & a piece of football history that can never be taken away from our Football Club. Football supporters don't really do history & nostalgia, as a team and its manager is as only as good as its recent results. Thumbing through the book there are reasons for optimism & evidence of our achilles heel that were evident right through our glorious final season in the Conference. Firstly, the commitment to a progressive passing style of football that was often breathtaking to watch. Secondly, an away record that was infinitely better than our home form (ring any bells?) Thirdly, the resilience and never say die spirit of a core of players which says everything about the togetherness of the group. On the down side, there was never a settled back four throughout the whole season & our open style often led to the concession of cheap goals e.g Darlington (Twice), Gateshead.The improved standard of Div 2 will simply not let us get away with it. Some of GM's acquisitions were questionable and added little to the quality of the squad eg Ashikodi, Brown, Swallow. The same could be said of Bullock, the departed Smith, Blanchett etc etc. So, as we approach 2013, in a nutshell my new years wishes are pretty simple: Keep on keeping on with the pass and move philosophy Acquire new recruits that will actually add to the team e.g wily, physical striker to allow for plan B A settled defence Easy this football management lark!! Whitleyred

5:57pm Sun 30 Dec 12

tallone says...

pleased Mcgurk back best centre half we've had at the club for some years lets hope he stays fit.
as for transfer targets dont know if he's on a season long loan at bristol rovers but liked the look of eaves
pleased Mcgurk back best centre half we've had at the club for some years lets hope he stays fit. as for transfer targets dont know if he's on a season long loan at bristol rovers but liked the look of eaves tallone

6:04pm Sun 30 Dec 12

bill bailey says...

My old boss Alex Stock said to me a
Doctor is a Body Machanic,a football
manager is football machanic.they both got to get the mix right or you dont get better,he should know he was one of the best. Im afraid some of you will still have to take the pain killers.but Mr Mills
will get it right,as some of you say IMWT
My old boss Alex Stock said to me a Doctor is a Body Machanic,a football manager is football machanic.they both got to get the mix right or you dont get better,he should know he was one of the best. Im afraid some of you will still have to take the pain killers.but Mr Mills will get it right,as some of you say IMWT bill bailey

6:36pm Sun 30 Dec 12

HorsesHead says...

To the McGill critics, unless you are a Euro millions Lottery winner, back off. Regular "Press" readers will recall that for the season ending 2010 we lost £275k and in the season ending 2011 we lost well over £500k. These losses have to funded from somewhere and our case it is Rob McGill and his family. They are not Russian "Oiligarchs", just passionate supporters who are putting money into the club, which others seem either unable or unwilling to do. If they walk away, which I sincerely hope they don't, where would that leave us? Douglas Craig eventually walked (and did other things) due to criticism. Let's not see history repeat itself.To the critics either shut up or put your money where your mouth is.
To the McGill critics, unless you are a Euro millions Lottery winner, back off. Regular "Press" readers will recall that for the season ending 2010 we lost £275k and in the season ending 2011 we lost well over £500k. These losses have to funded from somewhere and our case it is Rob McGill and his family. They are not Russian "Oiligarchs", just passionate supporters who are putting money into the club, which others seem either unable or unwilling to do. If they walk away, which I sincerely hope they don't, where would that leave us? Douglas Craig eventually walked (and did other things) due to criticism. Let's not see history repeat itself.To the critics either shut up or put your money where your mouth is. HorsesHead

10:54pm Sun 30 Dec 12

KAI 1981 says...

York are deffo looking at signing a striker, I was getting a taxi back from dropping my car off at leamo rd garage on the 14th, a lady pulled over asking for directions to the ground, she said she was off to see the manager, I replied was it to do with a transfer, she replied she couldnt say, I then asked if she could confirm it was a striker, she said all I can say is they need 1. I swear to god this is the truth.

I hope mills will splash the cash and bring in jamil matt.

Matt tubbs or Andre gray would also be welcome, please make some funds available. Speculate to acumalate.
York are deffo looking at signing a striker, I was getting a taxi back from dropping my car off at leamo rd garage on the 14th, a lady pulled over asking for directions to the ground, she said she was off to see the manager, I replied was it to do with a transfer, she replied she couldnt say, I then asked if she could confirm it was a striker, she said all I can say is they need 1. I swear to god this is the truth. I hope mills will splash the cash and bring in jamil matt. Matt tubbs or Andre gray would also be welcome, please make some funds available. Speculate to acumalate. KAI 1981

11:35pm Sun 30 Dec 12

YCFC115 says...

HorsesHead wrote:
To the McGill critics, unless you are a Euro millions Lottery winner, back off. Regular "Press" readers will recall that for the season ending 2010 we lost £275k and in the season ending 2011 we lost well over £500k. These losses have to funded from somewhere and our case it is Rob McGill and his family. They are not Russian "Oiligarchs", just passionate supporters who are putting money into the club, which others seem either unable or unwilling to do. If they walk away, which I sincerely hope they don't, where would that leave us? Douglas Craig eventually walked (and did other things) due to criticism. Let's not see history repeat itself.To the critics either shut up or put your money where your mouth is.
Its not the McGills money though, its JMPs and is loans offset against the clubs only asset the ground and has a HUGE interest rate attached to it. The passionate supporters of the club put their hard earned cash into saving the club when we needed them most to raise 80k to keep the club alive with the trust. I appreciate that we need someone to bank roll the club until we get the ground sorted out and stop paying the 100K a year to the FL but its not the McGills own money and simple an invest from their family owned company. Some of the losses over the past 8 years are also down to the McGills very bad business decisions for example appointing Brass as the manager and the rest is history.

Its very easy being a passionate supporter when you are playing chairman of a football club with someones elses money!!
[quote][p][bold]HorsesHead[/bold] wrote: To the McGill critics, unless you are a Euro millions Lottery winner, back off. Regular "Press" readers will recall that for the season ending 2010 we lost £275k and in the season ending 2011 we lost well over £500k. These losses have to funded from somewhere and our case it is Rob McGill and his family. They are not Russian "Oiligarchs", just passionate supporters who are putting money into the club, which others seem either unable or unwilling to do. If they walk away, which I sincerely hope they don't, where would that leave us? Douglas Craig eventually walked (and did other things) due to criticism. Let's not see history repeat itself.To the critics either shut up or put your money where your mouth is.[/p][/quote]Its not the McGills money though, its JMPs and is loans offset against the clubs only asset the ground and has a HUGE interest rate attached to it. The passionate supporters of the club put their hard earned cash into saving the club when we needed them most to raise 80k to keep the club alive with the trust. I appreciate that we need someone to bank roll the club until we get the ground sorted out and stop paying the 100K a year to the FL but its not the McGills own money and simple an invest from their family owned company. Some of the losses over the past 8 years are also down to the McGills very bad business decisions for example appointing Brass as the manager and the rest is history. Its very easy being a passionate supporter when you are playing chairman of a football club with someones elses money!! YCFC115

11:25am Mon 31 Dec 12

duffy says...

Keith...lad wrote:
duffy wrote:
Keith...lad wrote:
Matt from Kidderminster and Ian Miller from Grimsby.
Lets wait and see, people are pulling names out of hats left right and centre with the transfer window opening up again.
Matt is confirmed from a good sauce.handed in transfer request
Is he been announced today or tomorrow?
[quote][p][bold]Keith...lad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]duffy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Keith...lad[/bold] wrote: Matt from Kidderminster and Ian Miller from Grimsby.[/p][/quote]Lets wait and see, people are pulling names out of hats left right and centre with the transfer window opening up again.[/p][/quote]Matt is confirmed from a good sauce.handed in transfer request[/p][/quote]Is he been announced today or tomorrow? duffy

11:43am Mon 31 Dec 12

tomwillo1 says...

No proof jamille matt has handed in a transfer request, really hope we beat off competition from rotherham for kearnsy!! Rotherham are tryna sign every player going at the minute!
No proof jamille matt has handed in a transfer request, really hope we beat off competition from rotherham for kearnsy!! Rotherham are tryna sign every player going at the minute! tomwillo1

12:00pm Mon 31 Dec 12

RooBeck says...

If McGurk can return to his previous best and show his full fitness, then, maybe GM can shift his focus to strengthening his attacking options, with whatever money he has available for the January sales!!
If McGurk can return to his previous best and show his full fitness, then, maybe GM can shift his focus to strengthening his attacking options, with whatever money he has available for the January sales!! RooBeck

12:01pm Mon 31 Dec 12

OLD - HEAD says...

duffy wrote:
Keith...lad wrote:
duffy wrote:
Keith...lad wrote: Matt from Kidderminster and Ian Miller from Grimsby.
Lets wait and see, people are pulling names out of hats left right and centre with the transfer window opening up again.
Matt is confirmed from a good sauce.handed in transfer request
Is he been announced today or tomorrow?
Keith is your real name Hans Christian Anderson?. For this is the best fairy tale since the ugly duckling. If City can not afford to sign Kearnsy back on loan, they are highly unikely to splash out a massive fee for a player who is non leagues hottest property at the moment.
[quote][p][bold]duffy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Keith...lad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]duffy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Keith...lad[/bold] wrote: Matt from Kidderminster and Ian Miller from Grimsby.[/p][/quote]Lets wait and see, people are pulling names out of hats left right and centre with the transfer window opening up again.[/p][/quote]Matt is confirmed from a good sauce.handed in transfer request[/p][/quote]Is he been announced today or tomorrow?[/p][/quote]Keith is your real name Hans Christian Anderson?. For this is the best fairy tale since the ugly duckling. If City can not afford to sign Kearnsy back on loan, they are highly unikely to splash out a massive fee for a player who is non leagues hottest property at the moment. OLD - HEAD

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