York City striker Jamie Reed up for sale

York City striker Jamie Reed

York City striker Jamie Reed

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JAMIE Reed has been told he can leave York City during the transfer window if the club receive the right offer for his services.

The 25-year-old forward has informed manager Gary Mills he is unhappy with his limited chances in City’s starting line-up and that he would like to try his luck elsewhere.

Blue Square Bet Premier promotion contenders Grimsby and Wrexham have expressed an interest in Reed, who has netted 25 times in 81 outings for City including 45 from the bench.

But no club has yet matched Mills’ modest asking price and, if they don’t, Reed could remain a Minsterman until the end of the season and would be considered for selection for every game between now and then.

Reed is expected to be named on the bench for tomorrow’s League Two clash at Cheltenham, with Mills saying: “There have been a couple of clubs inquiring about him and he’s expressed to me that he’s not happy and would like to go and play football somewhere else now.

"I’ve told him that he can go if the right offer comes in for him. We would not be looking for fortunes but we would want some money for him.

“I’d like to make it clear though that there’s no animosity or problem between me and Reedy. He’s just not played as much as he would have liked to but, while he might move on tomorrow, he might also play every game for us between now until the end of the season. Who knows with football?

“It might have been a frustrating time for him but, if he does go, he has still played a major part in the success of this football club over the last two years.”

Despite City being short on attacking numbers currently with Ashley Chambers, Michael Coulson and Oli Johnson all sidelined, John McReady on his way back from a dislocated shoulder and Alex Rodman also unable to play in the home match with parent club Aldershot a week tomorrow, Mills would not stand in Reed’s way if a club matches his valuation before he is able to find a replacement for the former Wrexham forward.

“In an ideal world, you would want to replace him before he goes but, if somebody came in with an offer we could not turn down, then we would have to go on without him,” the City boss explained.

Mills also conceded that a major factor in Reed’s lack of starts at Bootham Crescent has been due to the manager’s preference for a 4-3-3 formation.

The City boss added: “I think he would be better in a 4-4-2 and some people might say ‘Well, why did you bring him here then?’ The answer to that question is because he’s a scorer and he has learned a lot about the system since being here and, if he does move on, somebody will be getting a better player than he was when he first came here.

“If I was still at a club looking to get out of the Conference I would definitely be interested in him.”

Mills plans to run the rule over four trialists from the League of Ireland with the quartet set to feature in a friendly fixture at Sunderland next Wednesday.

One is a defender with the other three attackers and Mills added: “I’ve done my homework on them and feel they might bring something positive and, hopefully, could be exactly what I’m looking for.”

McReady, meanwhile, could be pressed into bench duty at Cheltenham after his two-goal return to action in Tuesday’s 3-0 North Riding Senior Cup victory over Northallerton.

Few others enhanced their claims for selection, however, according to Mills in a match that also featured senior professionals Reed, Lanre Oyebanjo, Jon Challinor and Lee Bullock.

The Minstermen chief added: “It was a very poor game. Sometimes those games might be hard for players to get up for but the chance was there for players to catch my eye.

“I was pleased for John McReady after he got two goals in his first game back. I would like to send him out on loan to get a month’s worth of games but, with the players we have got out, he might need to be on the bench tomorrow even though he’s only 50 per cent fit.”

Mills watched tomorrow’s opponents bow out 5-1 to Everton in the FA Cup on Monday night.

The tie left the City boss undaunted at the final whistle but also confirmed what he believes to be Cheltenham’s strengths.

He said: “To be honest, it was a poor cup tie after Everton went 2-0 up in 20 minutes but I still saw enough to show how dangerous Cheltenham are from set-pieces, including the long throw to the far post. We will need to be switched on in that respect but their overall game meant I felt positive about going there at the end of the Everton match.”

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6:31pm Thu 10 Jan 13

duffy says...

Lets be honest we can't mess him about for ever. Good luck to him on his move, whoever it is.
Lets be honest we can't mess him about for ever. Good luck to him on his move, whoever it is. duffy
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6:37pm Thu 10 Jan 13

circuitous route dorset says...

Well I hope we have a guaranteed high quality replacement in the bag then. Rodman has joined but he is NOT the answer. I have admittedy never been sure about Reed, mainly because it is clear the management don't either, but we cannot surely be keen to let him go without a real quality replacement.
Well I hope we have a guaranteed high quality replacement in the bag then. Rodman has joined but he is NOT the answer. I have admittedy never been sure about Reed, mainly because it is clear the management don't either, but we cannot surely be keen to let him go without a real quality replacement. circuitous route dorset
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6:41pm Thu 10 Jan 13

daveymcgurk says...

reedy is one of the best poachers to play for york since the likes of paul barnes,andy bishop etc.
if mr mills played to our strenghths 442
then im more than sure we wouldnt be so desperate for a hitman!
like ive said before ive felt sorry for reedy getting messed about because he doesnt fall into mills`s plans,
where ever reedy ends up im 110% that he will bag 20+ goals without trying!
all the best jamie please show mr mills he was wrong to let you go!.
reedy is one of the best poachers to play for york since the likes of paul barnes,andy bishop etc. if mr mills played to our strenghths 442 then im more than sure we wouldnt be so desperate for a hitman! like ive said before ive felt sorry for reedy getting messed about because he doesnt fall into mills`s plans, where ever reedy ends up im 110% that he will bag 20+ goals without trying! all the best jamie please show mr mills he was wrong to let you go!. daveymcgurk
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6:46pm Thu 10 Jan 13

foreveryork says...

Agree 100% davey, the lad will come back to haunt us!
Agree 100% davey, the lad will come back to haunt us! foreveryork
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6:47pm Thu 10 Jan 13

duffy says...

daveymcgurk wrote:
reedy is one of the best poachers to play for york since the likes of paul barnes,andy bishop etc.
if mr mills played to our strenghths 442
then im more than sure we wouldnt be so desperate for a hitman!
like ive said before ive felt sorry for reedy getting messed about because he doesnt fall into mills`s plans,
where ever reedy ends up im 110% that he will bag 20+ goals without trying!
all the best jamie please show mr mills he was wrong to let you go!.
Yep, we will let him go to a conference club for 15k and he will score 25 goals a season for them.
[quote][p][bold]daveymcgurk[/bold] wrote: reedy is one of the best poachers to play for york since the likes of paul barnes,andy bishop etc. if mr mills played to our strenghths 442 then im more than sure we wouldnt be so desperate for a hitman! like ive said before ive felt sorry for reedy getting messed about because he doesnt fall into mills`s plans, where ever reedy ends up im 110% that he will bag 20+ goals without trying! all the best jamie please show mr mills he was wrong to let you go!.[/p][/quote]Yep, we will let him go to a conference club for 15k and he will score 25 goals a season for them. duffy
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6:52pm Thu 10 Jan 13

daveymcgurk says...

grimsby were interested before they signed ross hannah.
my gut feeling is a return to wrexham where in my opinion he is the final piece of the jigsaw!
anyone know if we have any sell on clauses for wooly and boucaud?
grimsby were interested before they signed ross hannah. my gut feeling is a return to wrexham where in my opinion he is the final piece of the jigsaw! anyone know if we have any sell on clauses for wooly and boucaud? daveymcgurk
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7:09pm Thu 10 Jan 13

Yorkess says...

I hope to god Gary has as good a replacement in mind as this is a joke. If we played 442 then he would of banged in 20+ goals this season. Good luck to him, hope he proves Gary wrong, I'll be sad to see him go myself. Easily the best finisher we've got at the club. It's a disgrace the way we've treated him. Many times we've been crying out for a goal threat and he's been left on the bench. Not Mills' finest hour imo.
I hope to god Gary has as good a replacement in mind as this is a joke. If we played 442 then he would of banged in 20+ goals this season. Good luck to him, hope he proves Gary wrong, I'll be sad to see him go myself. Easily the best finisher we've got at the club. It's a disgrace the way we've treated him. Many times we've been crying out for a goal threat and he's been left on the bench. Not Mills' finest hour imo. Yorkess
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7:12pm Thu 10 Jan 13

duffy says...

daveymcgurk wrote:
grimsby were interested before they signed ross hannah.
my gut feeling is a return to wrexham where in my opinion he is the final piece of the jigsaw!
anyone know if we have any sell on clauses for wooly and boucaud?
Wrexham fans are stating he is joining them for 5k. Not sure just how accurate that is.
[quote][p][bold]daveymcgurk[/bold] wrote: grimsby were interested before they signed ross hannah. my gut feeling is a return to wrexham where in my opinion he is the final piece of the jigsaw! anyone know if we have any sell on clauses for wooly and boucaud?[/p][/quote]Wrexham fans are stating he is joining them for 5k. Not sure just how accurate that is. duffy
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7:19pm Thu 10 Jan 13

daveymcgurk says...

on various forums that wrexham are close to signing reedy.
any strong rumours on who these trialists are?
on various forums that wrexham are close to signing reedy. any strong rumours on who these trialists are? daveymcgurk
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7:21pm Thu 10 Jan 13

daveymcgurk says...

still cant believe matt signing for the crawley wannabe`s
still cant believe matt signing for the crawley wannabe`s daveymcgurk
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7:22pm Thu 10 Jan 13

paddymacwakey says...

like all the posters on here,good luck jamie if you go.you deserve to be playing every week.if he goes that will leave no recognised striker on the bench.please mr mills hurry up,and get rid of the deadwood in,johnson,blanchett and bullock.wish i could sign for york and get a wage every week for not playing.if reedy goes in january,get rid of these 3 as well.a lot of people keep saying we are skint,how come when we havn,t spent anything.
like all the posters on here,good luck jamie if you go.you deserve to be playing every week.if he goes that will leave no recognised striker on the bench.please mr mills hurry up,and get rid of the deadwood in,johnson,blanchett and bullock.wish i could sign for york and get a wage every week for not playing.if reedy goes in january,get rid of these 3 as well.a lot of people keep saying we are skint,how come when we havn,t spent anything. paddymacwakey
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7:24pm Thu 10 Jan 13

daveymcgurk says...

just hope we dont end up with a hitman like colin walker signed!!
just hope we dont end up with a hitman like colin walker signed!! daveymcgurk
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7:27pm Thu 10 Jan 13

TerryYork says...

We're short of strikers and we'd sooner bring on a defender when losing at home than Reed.

What has he done to upset Mills so much?

We won't win games with Jason Walker left on his own up front.
We're short of strikers and we'd sooner bring on a defender when losing at home than Reed. What has he done to upset Mills so much? We won't win games with Jason Walker left on his own up front. TerryYork
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7:49pm Thu 10 Jan 13

dangermoose says...

We paid £35k for him, surely we can expect a little more than £5k???

Bizarre situation Reedy's, adored by many of the fans, the only natural poacher on our books, but the manager who paid money for him rarely gives him a chance!

There are double standards from Mr Mills, ordinary players Smith, Parslow, Walker, Kerr even Chambers can turn in very mediocre performances regularly but never suffer the treatment Reed suffers. One average game and he is out.

Good luck Reedy you will bag a load somewhere, shame it's not at York though.

Any replacement better be good, and we will need one, what concerns me is Mills's transfer record over the last 12 months is pretty appalling.

I read on the BBC website we are looking at some trialists next week........heavens above, more players nobody else wants?
We paid £35k for him, surely we can expect a little more than £5k??? Bizarre situation Reedy's, adored by many of the fans, the only natural poacher on our books, but the manager who paid money for him rarely gives him a chance! There are double standards from Mr Mills, ordinary players Smith, Parslow, Walker, Kerr even Chambers can turn in very mediocre performances regularly but never suffer the treatment Reed suffers. One average game and he is out. Good luck Reedy you will bag a load somewhere, shame it's not at York though. Any replacement better be good, and we will need one, what concerns me is Mills's transfer record over the last 12 months is pretty appalling. I read on the BBC website we are looking at some trialists next week........heavens above, more players nobody else wants? dangermoose
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8:23pm Thu 10 Jan 13

EcclesMustScore says...

For the past year and a half I've been scratching my head and wondering what it is that others see in Jamie Reed that i have missed. In that time I've not seen anything from him that would mean he merits a place in the starting line up. When he has been given opportunies he has contributed little. I agree that off loading a striker at a time when we are particularly short in that department is concerning, however, my feeling is that, whether he starts or comes off the bench, Jamie Reed offers us little.
For the past year and a half I've been scratching my head and wondering what it is that others see in Jamie Reed that i have missed. In that time I've not seen anything from him that would mean he merits a place in the starting line up. When he has been given opportunies he has contributed little. I agree that off loading a striker at a time when we are particularly short in that department is concerning, however, my feeling is that, whether he starts or comes off the bench, Jamie Reed offers us little. EcclesMustScore
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8:28pm Thu 10 Jan 13

duffy says...

I just hope Mr Mills has another striker lined up because it leaves us even weaker up front and we had few options already. And I don't mean a January of bringing in another Ashikodi as we did in desperation last season.
I just hope Mr Mills has another striker lined up because it leaves us even weaker up front and we had few options already. And I don't mean a January of bringing in another Ashikodi as we did in desperation last season. duffy
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8:32pm Thu 10 Jan 13

yorko66 says...

Never given more than 2 games in a row walker can go ages without scoring never dropped. Its another Mcewan stockdale situation Darlington profited big style from that. I see Jamal Matt is signing for Fleetwood in the morning. I hope that shipping everyone out doesnt create p
roblems. We hardly score goals now letting one of our 2 proper strikers go seems a bit suicidal i hope we dont implode. keep the faith
Never given more than 2 games in a row walker can go ages without scoring never dropped. Its another Mcewan stockdale situation Darlington profited big style from that. I see Jamal Matt is signing for Fleetwood in the morning. I hope that shipping everyone out doesnt create p roblems. We hardly score goals now letting one of our 2 proper strikers go seems a bit suicidal i hope we dont implode. keep the faith yorko66
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8:36pm Thu 10 Jan 13

OLD - HEAD says...

Like many City fans I will be sorry to see Jamie Reed leave the club. There are a few other players that I would rather see leave than Jamie. Unfortunatly he never really seems to play well when selected in the starting line-up, he is much more effective as a impact sub. I have no doubt that if he goes to a club where the Manager has a bit of patience with him, he will become a prolific goalscorer. But surely we should get another striker in before we let Reedy go.
Like many City fans I will be sorry to see Jamie Reed leave the club. There are a few other players that I would rather see leave than Jamie. Unfortunatly he never really seems to play well when selected in the starting line-up, he is much more effective as a impact sub. I have no doubt that if he goes to a club where the Manager has a bit of patience with him, he will become a prolific goalscorer. But surely we should get another striker in before we let Reedy go. OLD - HEAD
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8:51pm Thu 10 Jan 13

van the man says...

EcclesMustScore wrote:
For the past year and a half I've been scratching my head and wondering what it is that others see in Jamie Reed that i have missed. In that time I've not seen anything from him that would mean he merits a place in the starting line up. When he has been given opportunies he has contributed little. I agree that off loading a striker at a time when we are particularly short in that department is concerning, however, my feeling is that, whether he starts or comes off the bench, Jamie Reed offers us little.
Didn"t go to Port Vale then?
[quote][p][bold]EcclesMustScore[/bold] wrote: For the past year and a half I've been scratching my head and wondering what it is that others see in Jamie Reed that i have missed. In that time I've not seen anything from him that would mean he merits a place in the starting line up. When he has been given opportunies he has contributed little. I agree that off loading a striker at a time when we are particularly short in that department is concerning, however, my feeling is that, whether he starts or comes off the bench, Jamie Reed offers us little.[/p][/quote]Didn"t go to Port Vale then? van the man
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8:57pm Thu 10 Jan 13

YorkCityLuke says...

That's too bad, he's a very popular player. Players come and go though, best of luck to him whatever happens.
That's too bad, he's a very popular player. Players come and go though, best of luck to him whatever happens. YorkCityLuke
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9:23pm Thu 10 Jan 13

johnno65 says...

Rumours are were looking at Andy Bishop?
Brilliant for York 1st time round but has we can see minstermen returning is not the answer and not really making the team stronger.
Rumours are were looking at Andy Bishop? Brilliant for York 1st time round but has we can see minstermen returning is not the answer and not really making the team stronger. johnno65
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9:25pm Thu 10 Jan 13

van the man says...

TerryYork wrote:
We're short of strikers and we'd sooner bring on a defender when losing at home than Reed.

What has he done to upset Mills so much?

We won't win games with Jason Walker left on his own up front.
I dont class Walker as a striker, his scoring record this season is really poor, if Reed would have played the amount of games Walker has, he would be one of the top scorers in this league by now, Mills is a tactical retard,with a massive ego, who"s got lucky up to now, there"s only one way we are going with his odd decisions, and its certainly not up.
[quote][p][bold]TerryYork[/bold] wrote: We're short of strikers and we'd sooner bring on a defender when losing at home than Reed. What has he done to upset Mills so much? We won't win games with Jason Walker left on his own up front.[/p][/quote]I dont class Walker as a striker, his scoring record this season is really poor, if Reed would have played the amount of games Walker has, he would be one of the top scorers in this league by now, Mills is a tactical retard,with a massive ego, who"s got lucky up to now, there"s only one way we are going with his odd decisions, and its certainly not up. van the man
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9:26pm Thu 10 Jan 13

Tinpot says...

It was a big leap up to conference football for the lad but he's well out of his depth in the league.
It was a big leap up to conference football for the lad but he's well out of his depth in the league. Tinpot
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9:27pm Thu 10 Jan 13

Yorkess says...

Andy Bishop 7yrs ago yes, not now. His knees are shot and it's that going back for old players thing. It never seems to work. There's a Twitter thing about bringing Mokè back as he's been released but that's not the answer either and I suspect he's burnt his bridges anyway.
Andy Bishop 7yrs ago yes, not now. His knees are shot and it's that going back for old players thing. It never seems to work. There's a Twitter thing about bringing Mokè back as he's been released but that's not the answer either and I suspect he's burnt his bridges anyway. Yorkess
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9:34pm Thu 10 Jan 13

johnno65 says...

We should recieve somethin from the sale of Boucard but not Woolford.
O to have Clayton Donaldson back he scores for fun every week.
We should recieve somethin from the sale of Boucard but not Woolford. O to have Clayton Donaldson back he scores for fun every week. johnno65
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9:54pm Thu 10 Jan 13

it must be Gary Ford says...

Good luck Jamie...one of the clubs greatest "triers" for years... 100% behind Millys but where is our plan b? Are we already looking to 2013/14 season? Lets face it, its only seven and a half months away!!!
Good luck Jamie...one of the clubs greatest "triers" for years... 100% behind Millys but where is our plan b? Are we already looking to 2013/14 season? Lets face it, its only seven and a half months away!!! it must be Gary Ford
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10:15pm Thu 10 Jan 13

YorkCityLuke says...

van the man wrote:
TerryYork wrote:
We're short of strikers and we'd sooner bring on a defender when losing at home than Reed.

What has he done to upset Mills so much?

We won't win games with Jason Walker left on his own up front.
I dont class Walker as a striker, his scoring record this season is really poor, if Reed would have played the amount of games Walker has, he would be one of the top scorers in this league by now, Mills is a tactical retard,with a massive ego, who"s got lucky up to now, there"s only one way we are going with his odd decisions, and its certainly not up.
That is the thickest opinion ever posted on the Press. Jog on.
[quote][p][bold]van the man[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TerryYork[/bold] wrote: We're short of strikers and we'd sooner bring on a defender when losing at home than Reed. What has he done to upset Mills so much? We won't win games with Jason Walker left on his own up front.[/p][/quote]I dont class Walker as a striker, his scoring record this season is really poor, if Reed would have played the amount of games Walker has, he would be one of the top scorers in this league by now, Mills is a tactical retard,with a massive ego, who"s got lucky up to now, there"s only one way we are going with his odd decisions, and its certainly not up.[/p][/quote]That is the thickest opinion ever posted on the Press. Jog on. YorkCityLuke
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10:41pm Thu 10 Jan 13

lord_love_rocket says...

EcclesMustScore wrote:
For the past year and a half I've been scratching my head and wondering what it is that others see in Jamie Reed that i have missed. In that time I've not seen anything from him that would mean he merits a place in the starting line up. When he has been given opportunies he has contributed little. I agree that off loading a striker at a time when we are particularly short in that department is concerning, however, my feeling is that, whether he starts or comes off the bench, Jamie Reed offers us little.
Agree 100%
[quote][p][bold]EcclesMustScore[/bold] wrote: For the past year and a half I've been scratching my head and wondering what it is that others see in Jamie Reed that i have missed. In that time I've not seen anything from him that would mean he merits a place in the starting line up. When he has been given opportunies he has contributed little. I agree that off loading a striker at a time when we are particularly short in that department is concerning, however, my feeling is that, whether he starts or comes off the bench, Jamie Reed offers us little.[/p][/quote]Agree 100% lord_love_rocket
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10:45pm Thu 10 Jan 13

YorkCityLuke says...

lord_love_rocket wrote:
YorkCityLuke wrote:
van the man wrote:
TerryYork wrote:
We're short of strikers and we'd sooner bring on a defender when losing at home than Reed.

What has he done to upset Mills so much?

We won't win games with Jason Walker left on his own up front.
I dont class Walker as a striker, his scoring record this season is really poor, if Reed would have played the amount of games Walker has, he would be one of the top scorers in this league by now, Mills is a tactical retard,with a massive ego, who"s got lucky up to now, there"s only one way we are going with his odd decisions, and its certainly not up.
That is the thickest opinion ever posted on the Press. Jog on.
Shut up Luke you stupid little geek
I'd rather not you sad freak. Mills is the best manager we've had for years, and cretins like you will drive him away. If only we could rid our club of you and your ilk, everyone would have a better time. Have fun secretly supporting Leeds and posting under different usernames (yes, it's that obvious), moron.
[quote][p][bold]lord_love_rocket[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]YorkCityLuke[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]van the man[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TerryYork[/bold] wrote: We're short of strikers and we'd sooner bring on a defender when losing at home than Reed. What has he done to upset Mills so much? We won't win games with Jason Walker left on his own up front.[/p][/quote]I dont class Walker as a striker, his scoring record this season is really poor, if Reed would have played the amount of games Walker has, he would be one of the top scorers in this league by now, Mills is a tactical retard,with a massive ego, who"s got lucky up to now, there"s only one way we are going with his odd decisions, and its certainly not up.[/p][/quote]That is the thickest opinion ever posted on the Press. Jog on.[/p][/quote]Shut up Luke you stupid little geek[/p][/quote]I'd rather not you sad freak. Mills is the best manager we've had for years, and cretins like you will drive him away. If only we could rid our club of you and your ilk, everyone would have a better time. Have fun secretly supporting Leeds and posting under different usernames (yes, it's that obvious), moron. YorkCityLuke
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10:54pm Thu 10 Jan 13

lord_love_rocket says...

YorkCityLuke wrote:
lord_love_rocket wrote:
YorkCityLuke wrote:
van the man wrote:
TerryYork wrote:
We're short of strikers and we'd sooner bring on a defender when losing at home than Reed.

What has he done to upset Mills so much?

We won't win games with Jason Walker left on his own up front.
I dont class Walker as a striker, his scoring record this season is really poor, if Reed would have played the amount of games Walker has, he would be one of the top scorers in this league by now, Mills is a tactical retard,with a massive ego, who"s got lucky up to now, there"s only one way we are going with his odd decisions, and its certainly not up.
That is the thickest opinion ever posted on the Press. Jog on.
Shut up Luke you stupid little geek
I'd rather not you sad freak. Mills is the best manager we've had for years, and cretins like you will drive him away. If only we could rid our club of you and your ilk, everyone would have a better time. Have fun secretly supporting Leeds and posting under different usernames (yes, it's that obvious), moron.
Hard man eh!!
[quote][p][bold]YorkCityLuke[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lord_love_rocket[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]YorkCityLuke[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]van the man[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TerryYork[/bold] wrote: We're short of strikers and we'd sooner bring on a defender when losing at home than Reed. What has he done to upset Mills so much? We won't win games with Jason Walker left on his own up front.[/p][/quote]I dont class Walker as a striker, his scoring record this season is really poor, if Reed would have played the amount of games Walker has, he would be one of the top scorers in this league by now, Mills is a tactical retard,with a massive ego, who"s got lucky up to now, there"s only one way we are going with his odd decisions, and its certainly not up.[/p][/quote]That is the thickest opinion ever posted on the Press. Jog on.[/p][/quote]Shut up Luke you stupid little geek[/p][/quote]I'd rather not you sad freak. Mills is the best manager we've had for years, and cretins like you will drive him away. If only we could rid our club of you and your ilk, everyone would have a better time. Have fun secretly supporting Leeds and posting under different usernames (yes, it's that obvious), moron.[/p][/quote]Hard man eh!! lord_love_rocket
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10:57pm Thu 10 Jan 13

Edsoni says...

EcclesMustScore wrote:
For the past year and a half I've been scratching my head and wondering what it is that others see in Jamie Reed that i have missed. In that time I've not seen anything from him that would mean he merits a place in the starting line up. When he has been given opportunies he has contributed little. I agree that off loading a striker at a time when we are particularly short in that department is concerning, however, my feeling is that, whether he starts or comes off the bench, Jamie Reed offers us little.
Tend to agree. His skills don't fit our successful system and he's not good enough to justify building a new team around.
If we're playing lump ball into the box he is as likely as most to get a shot on target which is why he has tended to do well as an impact sub.
Elsewhere his movement and hold up play doesn't suit our fluid style in the higher league.
I wouldn't force him out but agree he deserves a chance to ply his trade where he'll get more game time.
He leaves with the best wishes of many including me but it isn't the same as losing Paul Barnes or Andy Bishop.
We've made him into a full time professional footballer, so whatever, he's benefitted from his time with us. As have we.
Good Luck to the lad.
[quote][p][bold]EcclesMustScore[/bold] wrote: For the past year and a half I've been scratching my head and wondering what it is that others see in Jamie Reed that i have missed. In that time I've not seen anything from him that would mean he merits a place in the starting line up. When he has been given opportunies he has contributed little. I agree that off loading a striker at a time when we are particularly short in that department is concerning, however, my feeling is that, whether he starts or comes off the bench, Jamie Reed offers us little.[/p][/quote]Tend to agree. His skills don't fit our successful system and he's not good enough to justify building a new team around. If we're playing lump ball into the box he is as likely as most to get a shot on target which is why he has tended to do well as an impact sub. Elsewhere his movement and hold up play doesn't suit our fluid style in the higher league. I wouldn't force him out but agree he deserves a chance to ply his trade where he'll get more game time. He leaves with the best wishes of many including me but it isn't the same as losing Paul Barnes or Andy Bishop. We've made him into a full time professional footballer, so whatever, he's benefitted from his time with us. As have we. Good Luck to the lad. Edsoni
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11:12pm Thu 10 Jan 13

Yorkalltheway1 says...

He's certainly going to be tested mills as I don't think he's brought in one good player since we came back into the league. I think he's a good manager but he's still learning a lot about league football. He read knew the conference well enough to get us owt! But will he learn the League enough in time to get us places!
He's certainly going to be tested mills as I don't think he's brought in one good player since we came back into the league. I think he's a good manager but he's still learning a lot about league football. He read knew the conference well enough to get us owt! But will he learn the League enough in time to get us places! Yorkalltheway1
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11:13pm Thu 10 Jan 13

openallhours says...

Reed, as with other current players, seems to polarise opinion. I personally have always liked him so if he does leave I'll be sorry to see him go (and his goals).
Reed, as with other current players, seems to polarise opinion. I personally have always liked him so if he does leave I'll be sorry to see him go (and his goals). openallhours
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11:34pm Thu 10 Jan 13

RooBeck says...

Thanks Jamie, for your winning penalty against Luton in the FATSF1 last March and the climb along the crossbar at Wembley when we beat them again!! Comes over as a great lad and a real trier but perhaps not quite equipped to take on League 2 defences, though it would have been nice to assess his form over say a five match consecutive run. It hasn't happened for him at City, possibly due to tactics, but very good luck to him and hope he does well at his next club.
Thanks Jamie, for your winning penalty against Luton in the FATSF1 last March and the climb along the crossbar at Wembley when we beat them again!! Comes over as a great lad and a real trier but perhaps not quite equipped to take on League 2 defences, though it would have been nice to assess his form over say a five match consecutive run. It hasn't happened for him at City, possibly due to tactics, but very good luck to him and hope he does well at his next club. RooBeck
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11:58pm Thu 10 Jan 13

GreenshawGrinder says...

I always liked him but thought he lacked a yard of pace when playing out wide. Good in the box and a great goal poacher, will do a good job for another team but probably in the Conference.
I always liked him but thought he lacked a yard of pace when playing out wide. Good in the box and a great goal poacher, will do a good job for another team but probably in the Conference. GreenshawGrinder
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12:11am Fri 11 Jan 13

dweezil says...

Always rated him, and i for one thing this is a wrong move fr the club. All the best to wherever he ends up.
Always rated him, and i for one thing this is a wrong move fr the club. All the best to wherever he ends up. dweezil
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8:12am Fri 11 Jan 13

YorkCity4Ever says...

lord_love_rocket wrote:
EcclesMustScore wrote: For the past year and a half I've been scratching my head and wondering what it is that others see in Jamie Reed that i have missed. In that time I've not seen anything from him that would mean he merits a place in the starting line up. When he has been given opportunies he has contributed little. I agree that off loading a striker at a time when we are particularly short in that department is concerning, however, my feeling is that, whether he starts or comes off the bench, Jamie Reed offers us little.
Agree 100%
Also agree 100%. He's not good enough for League 2, but if he gets fit and plays regularly for a Conference club he will get goals. Good luck to him.
[quote][p][bold]lord_love_rocket[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]EcclesMustScore[/bold] wrote: For the past year and a half I've been scratching my head and wondering what it is that others see in Jamie Reed that i have missed. In that time I've not seen anything from him that would mean he merits a place in the starting line up. When he has been given opportunies he has contributed little. I agree that off loading a striker at a time when we are particularly short in that department is concerning, however, my feeling is that, whether he starts or comes off the bench, Jamie Reed offers us little.[/p][/quote]Agree 100%[/p][/quote]Also agree 100%. He's not good enough for League 2, but if he gets fit and plays regularly for a Conference club he will get goals. Good luck to him. YorkCity4Ever
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8:50am Fri 11 Jan 13

nomadic85 says...

EcclesMustScore wrote:
For the past year and a half I've been scratching my head and wondering what it is that others see in Jamie Reed that i have missed. In that time I've not seen anything from him that would mean he merits a place in the starting line up. When he has been given opportunies he has contributed little. I agree that off loading a striker at a time when we are particularly short in that department is concerning, however, my feeling is that, whether he starts or comes off the bench, Jamie Reed offers us little.
Reedy has the best scoring record of the current squad by an absolute country mile. Compared with Walker he get more goals per mins on the pitch and more assists per mins on the pitch. They're the facts. Your opinion is your opinion, but its easy to prove wrong. He's not as technically good as Walker, nowhere near in fact when you watch them, but he has an unteachable talent to be in the right place at the right time. Walker doesn't. If we could merge the two we'd have one hell of a player
[quote][p][bold]EcclesMustScore[/bold] wrote: For the past year and a half I've been scratching my head and wondering what it is that others see in Jamie Reed that i have missed. In that time I've not seen anything from him that would mean he merits a place in the starting line up. When he has been given opportunies he has contributed little. I agree that off loading a striker at a time when we are particularly short in that department is concerning, however, my feeling is that, whether he starts or comes off the bench, Jamie Reed offers us little.[/p][/quote]Reedy has the best scoring record of the current squad by an absolute country mile. Compared with Walker he get more goals per mins on the pitch and more assists per mins on the pitch. They're the facts. Your opinion is your opinion, but its easy to prove wrong. He's not as technically good as Walker, nowhere near in fact when you watch them, but he has an unteachable talent to be in the right place at the right time. Walker doesn't. If we could merge the two we'd have one hell of a player nomadic85
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9:25am Fri 11 Jan 13

Phil, Leeds says...

He's never been given a chance in League 2 because he doesn't fit in to Mills' formation and Walker will always play ahead of him regardless. He's the sort of striker Mills doesn't go for i.e. a prolific natural instinctive goalscorer. Good luck Jamie wherever you go, playing in a 442 you'll bang in a goal every 2 games.
Let's keep Jamie and sell on Walker who's a decent Conference player but not up to League 2.
He's never been given a chance in League 2 because he doesn't fit in to Mills' formation and Walker will always play ahead of him regardless. He's the sort of striker Mills doesn't go for i.e. a prolific natural instinctive goalscorer. Good luck Jamie wherever you go, playing in a 442 you'll bang in a goal every 2 games. Let's keep Jamie and sell on Walker who's a decent Conference player but not up to League 2. Phil, Leeds
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9:33am Fri 11 Jan 13

lord_love_rocket says...

Phil, Leeds wrote:
He's never been given a chance in League 2 because he doesn't fit in to Mills' formation and Walker will always play ahead of him regardless. He's the sort of striker Mills doesn't go for i.e. a prolific natural instinctive goalscorer. Good luck Jamie wherever you go, playing in a 442 you'll bang in a goal every 2 games.
Let's keep Jamie and sell on Walker who's a decent Conference player but not up to League 2.
Phil, respect your opinion but I think you're wrong, Reedy is a million miles off being anywhere near Walker, but it's all opinions. Rees just doesn't have the Physicality's for a start, good luck to him though
[quote][p][bold]Phil, Leeds[/bold] wrote: He's never been given a chance in League 2 because he doesn't fit in to Mills' formation and Walker will always play ahead of him regardless. He's the sort of striker Mills doesn't go for i.e. a prolific natural instinctive goalscorer. Good luck Jamie wherever you go, playing in a 442 you'll bang in a goal every 2 games. Let's keep Jamie and sell on Walker who's a decent Conference player but not up to League 2.[/p][/quote]Phil, respect your opinion but I think you're wrong, Reedy is a million miles off being anywhere near Walker, but it's all opinions. Rees just doesn't have the Physicality's for a start, good luck to him though lord_love_rocket
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10:11am Fri 11 Jan 13

old_school_minsterman says...

Good luck to Reedy. He looks lively when played in a 442 but he is just not fit enough to last a full 90 minutes as a lone striker. He doesnt have the pace to trouble defenders but is a poacher who can nab a goal when it is needed.

A club in BSP will deffo get the best out of him when played in the correct formation.
Good luck to Reedy. He looks lively when played in a 442 but he is just not fit enough to last a full 90 minutes as a lone striker. He doesnt have the pace to trouble defenders but is a poacher who can nab a goal when it is needed. A club in BSP will deffo get the best out of him when played in the correct formation. old_school_minsterman
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10:16am Fri 11 Jan 13

Theapplesarecoming says...

Takes a strong manager ( the kind we need) to make a desition when people are disagreeing with you

If reed was good enough to play full time for york don't you think with the pressure people put on mills to play him he would have been on the pitch more often ?

Even if mills makes the perfect choice of team we will still loose and win

He can't win either way sometimes but he has the strength to do what he thinks is right and he's done good so far ,

Everyone has an opinion and some think they know best , they may be right but football is mainly a game of chance

Just look at the recent giant beatings by a league 2 side against premier league , we were better against Bradford than av was! It's not just about what players you have

It's about the tactics and if they fit in and how motivated they are for the team , mills is in the best position to make the choices on players

I'm looking forward to some good signings with all the sales of players going on !
Takes a strong manager ( the kind we need) to make a desition when people are disagreeing with you If reed was good enough to play full time for york don't you think with the pressure people put on mills to play him he would have been on the pitch more often ? Even if mills makes the perfect choice of team we will still loose and win He can't win either way sometimes but he has the strength to do what he thinks is right and he's done good so far , Everyone has an opinion and some think they know best , they may be right but football is mainly a game of chance Just look at the recent giant beatings by a league 2 side against premier league , we were better against Bradford than av was! It's not just about what players you have It's about the tactics and if they fit in and how motivated they are for the team , mills is in the best position to make the choices on players I'm looking forward to some good signings with all the sales of players going on ! Theapplesarecoming
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10:16am Fri 11 Jan 13

lord_love_rocket says...

But why isn't he fit enough? He could look to lose weight, improve his pace and stamina, he obviously doesn't look after himself in the correct way, he's only 25 it shouldn't take that much effort
But why isn't he fit enough? He could look to lose weight, improve his pace and stamina, he obviously doesn't look after himself in the correct way, he's only 25 it shouldn't take that much effort lord_love_rocket
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10:59am Fri 11 Jan 13

redwhiteblue says...

Agree with the sale - Reed when given the chance offers very little. The manager sees him in training, in games behind closed doors and has to base his team selection on what he sees. From the team selections his observations and Reeds efforts it's not what is required to gain selection. Watched the game against Northallerton - Reed had one shot from 35 yards, very little effort or contribution from the stricker - certainly not enough to warrant a start on Saturday. If he's the same in training you can see why he's not selected. If he had bagged a couple of goals, stood out, a memorable performance I'd be the first to say well done, worth a shot on Saturday. Reece Kelly showed his sharpness and had people in the stand talking about a possible start in the first team. Mr Reed I wish you all the very best for the future but you need to get fit and give 100% effort to the cause.
Agree with the sale - Reed when given the chance offers very little. The manager sees him in training, in games behind closed doors and has to base his team selection on what he sees. From the team selections his observations and Reeds efforts it's not what is required to gain selection. Watched the game against Northallerton - Reed had one shot from 35 yards, very little effort or contribution from the stricker - certainly not enough to warrant a start on Saturday. If he's the same in training you can see why he's not selected. If he had bagged a couple of goals, stood out, a memorable performance I'd be the first to say well done, worth a shot on Saturday. Reece Kelly showed his sharpness and had people in the stand talking about a possible start in the first team. Mr Reed I wish you all the very best for the future but you need to get fit and give 100% effort to the cause. redwhiteblue
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11:01am Fri 11 Jan 13

nomadic85 says...

lord_love_rocket wrote:
But why isn't he fit enough? He could look to lose weight, improve his pace and stamina, he obviously doesn't look after himself in the correct way, he's only 25 it shouldn't take that much effort
he is fit enough, you just dont get that match fitness/sharpness without playing matches. He ran his arse off for 90 minutes at Port Vale and rescued a point for us with an assist and a goal both late on. He's also a Personal Trainer I believe so there's nothing wrong with his fitness. When the players at roko he is one of not many that is working out and not sat drinking coffee!
[quote][p][bold]lord_love_rocket[/bold] wrote: But why isn't he fit enough? He could look to lose weight, improve his pace and stamina, he obviously doesn't look after himself in the correct way, he's only 25 it shouldn't take that much effort[/p][/quote]he is fit enough, you just dont get that match fitness/sharpness without playing matches. He ran his arse off for 90 minutes at Port Vale and rescued a point for us with an assist and a goal both late on. He's also a Personal Trainer I believe so there's nothing wrong with his fitness. When the players at roko he is one of not many that is working out and not sat drinking coffee! nomadic85
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11:07am Fri 11 Jan 13

lord_love_rocket says...

nomadic85 wrote:
lord_love_rocket wrote:
But why isn't he fit enough? He could look to lose weight, improve his pace and stamina, he obviously doesn't look after himself in the correct way, he's only 25 it shouldn't take that much effort
he is fit enough, you just dont get that match fitness/sharpness without playing matches. He ran his arse off for 90 minutes at Port Vale and rescued a point for us with an assist and a goal both late on. He's also a Personal Trainer I believe so there's nothing wrong with his fitness. When the players at roko he is one of not many that is working out and not sat drinking coffee!
I'm sure he's in there lifting weights etc, but running and more running is what that boy needs, and to pay attention to his diet, I can tell he doesnt eat well just by looking at him
[quote][p][bold]nomadic85[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lord_love_rocket[/bold] wrote: But why isn't he fit enough? He could look to lose weight, improve his pace and stamina, he obviously doesn't look after himself in the correct way, he's only 25 it shouldn't take that much effort[/p][/quote]he is fit enough, you just dont get that match fitness/sharpness without playing matches. He ran his arse off for 90 minutes at Port Vale and rescued a point for us with an assist and a goal both late on. He's also a Personal Trainer I believe so there's nothing wrong with his fitness. When the players at roko he is one of not many that is working out and not sat drinking coffee![/p][/quote]I'm sure he's in there lifting weights etc, but running and more running is what that boy needs, and to pay attention to his diet, I can tell he doesnt eat well just by looking at him lord_love_rocket
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11:17am Fri 11 Jan 13

YCFC115 says...

redwhiteblue wrote:
Agree with the sale - Reed when given the chance offers very little. The manager sees him in training, in games behind closed doors and has to base his team selection on what he sees. From the team selections his observations and Reeds efforts it's not what is required to gain selection. Watched the game against Northallerton - Reed had one shot from 35 yards, very little effort or contribution from the stricker - certainly not enough to warrant a start on Saturday. If he's the same in training you can see why he's not selected. If he had bagged a couple of goals, stood out, a memorable performance I'd be the first to say well done, worth a shot on Saturday. Reece Kelly showed his sharpness and had people in the stand talking about a possible start in the first team. Mr Reed I wish you all the very best for the future but you need to get fit and give 100% effort to the cause.
Very accurate assessment. I've said for a long time Reed is not a footballer especially at this level. A teenagers favourite, all muscle, he might of made it 30 years ago but not now, the game has moved on. Grab any offer we can I say.
[quote][p][bold]redwhiteblue[/bold] wrote: Agree with the sale - Reed when given the chance offers very little. The manager sees him in training, in games behind closed doors and has to base his team selection on what he sees. From the team selections his observations and Reeds efforts it's not what is required to gain selection. Watched the game against Northallerton - Reed had one shot from 35 yards, very little effort or contribution from the stricker - certainly not enough to warrant a start on Saturday. If he's the same in training you can see why he's not selected. If he had bagged a couple of goals, stood out, a memorable performance I'd be the first to say well done, worth a shot on Saturday. Reece Kelly showed his sharpness and had people in the stand talking about a possible start in the first team. Mr Reed I wish you all the very best for the future but you need to get fit and give 100% effort to the cause.[/p][/quote]Very accurate assessment. I've said for a long time Reed is not a footballer especially at this level. A teenagers favourite, all muscle, he might of made it 30 years ago but not now, the game has moved on. Grab any offer we can I say. YCFC115
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11:19am Fri 11 Jan 13

YCFC115 says...

nomadic85 wrote:
lord_love_rocket wrote:
But why isn't he fit enough? He could look to lose weight, improve his pace and stamina, he obviously doesn't look after himself in the correct way, he's only 25 it shouldn't take that much effort
he is fit enough, you just dont get that match fitness/sharpness without playing matches. He ran his arse off for 90 minutes at Port Vale and rescued a point for us with an assist and a goal both late on. He's also a Personal Trainer I believe so there's nothing wrong with his fitness. When the players at roko he is one of not many that is working out and not sat drinking coffee!
Probably because he's too busy looking in the mirror at himself lifting some weights.
[quote][p][bold]nomadic85[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lord_love_rocket[/bold] wrote: But why isn't he fit enough? He could look to lose weight, improve his pace and stamina, he obviously doesn't look after himself in the correct way, he's only 25 it shouldn't take that much effort[/p][/quote]he is fit enough, you just dont get that match fitness/sharpness without playing matches. He ran his arse off for 90 minutes at Port Vale and rescued a point for us with an assist and a goal both late on. He's also a Personal Trainer I believe so there's nothing wrong with his fitness. When the players at roko he is one of not many that is working out and not sat drinking coffee![/p][/quote]Probably because he's too busy looking in the mirror at himself lifting some weights. YCFC115
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11:35am Fri 11 Jan 13

Yorkess says...

lord_love_rocket wrote:
nomadic85 wrote:
lord_love_rocket wrote:
But why isn't he fit enough? He could look to lose weight, improve his pace and stamina, he obviously doesn't look after himself in the correct way, he's only 25 it shouldn't take that much effort
he is fit enough, you just dont get that match fitness/sharpness without playing matches. He ran his arse off for 90 minutes at Port Vale and rescued a point for us with an assist and a goal both late on. He's also a Personal Trainer I believe so there's nothing wrong with his fitness. When the players at roko he is one of not many that is working out and not sat drinking coffee!
I'm sure he's in there lifting weights etc, but running and more running is what that boy needs, and to pay attention to his diet, I can tell he doesnt eat well just by looking at him
Do you live in his house or something? The most ridiculous comment ever! The guy is fit, he needs to be match fit, sharpness etc only comes from playing more than 1 half of a game once in a blue moon.

He is a far better finisher than Walker ever will be, a natural goslscorer who I'd rather see playing down the middle than Walker any day. Walker is lazy. Get one good half out of him then he starts sticking his backside out instead of jumping for balls etc.

He would make it in Lg 2 given half the chance. You never forget how to score goals. A proper goslscorer can do that at any level. The simple fact is Mills bought him despite knowing how he plays and how Mills wants to play and he's messed Reed about since. He will come back and punish us.
[quote][p][bold]lord_love_rocket[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nomadic85[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lord_love_rocket[/bold] wrote: But why isn't he fit enough? He could look to lose weight, improve his pace and stamina, he obviously doesn't look after himself in the correct way, he's only 25 it shouldn't take that much effort[/p][/quote]he is fit enough, you just dont get that match fitness/sharpness without playing matches. He ran his arse off for 90 minutes at Port Vale and rescued a point for us with an assist and a goal both late on. He's also a Personal Trainer I believe so there's nothing wrong with his fitness. When the players at roko he is one of not many that is working out and not sat drinking coffee![/p][/quote]I'm sure he's in there lifting weights etc, but running and more running is what that boy needs, and to pay attention to his diet, I can tell he doesnt eat well just by looking at him[/p][/quote]Do you live in his house or something? The most ridiculous comment ever! The guy is fit, he needs to be match fit, sharpness etc only comes from playing more than 1 half of a game once in a blue moon. He is a far better finisher than Walker ever will be, a natural goslscorer who I'd rather see playing down the middle than Walker any day. Walker is lazy. Get one good half out of him then he starts sticking his backside out instead of jumping for balls etc. He would make it in Lg 2 given half the chance. You never forget how to score goals. A proper goslscorer can do that at any level. The simple fact is Mills bought him despite knowing how he plays and how Mills wants to play and he's messed Reed about since. He will come back and punish us. Yorkess
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11:43am Fri 11 Jan 13

lord_love_rocket says...

Yorkess wrote:
lord_love_rocket wrote:
nomadic85 wrote:
lord_love_rocket wrote:
But why isn't he fit enough? He could look to lose weight, improve his pace and stamina, he obviously doesn't look after himself in the correct way, he's only 25 it shouldn't take that much effort
he is fit enough, you just dont get that match fitness/sharpness without playing matches. He ran his arse off for 90 minutes at Port Vale and rescued a point for us with an assist and a goal both late on. He's also a Personal Trainer I believe so there's nothing wrong with his fitness. When the players at roko he is one of not many that is working out and not sat drinking coffee!
I'm sure he's in there lifting weights etc, but running and more running is what that boy needs, and to pay attention to his diet, I can tell he doesnt eat well just by looking at him
Do you live in his house or something? The most ridiculous comment ever! The guy is fit, he needs to be match fit, sharpness etc only comes from playing more than 1 half of a game once in a blue moon.

He is a far better finisher than Walker ever will be, a natural goslscorer who I'd rather see playing down the middle than Walker any day. Walker is lazy. Get one good half out of him then he starts sticking his backside out instead of jumping for balls etc.

He would make it in Lg 2 given half the chance. You never forget how to score goals. A proper goslscorer can do that at any level. The simple fact is Mills bought him despite knowing how he plays and how Mills wants to play and he's messed Reed about since. He will come back and punish us.
Hi Jamie
[quote][p][bold]Yorkess[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lord_love_rocket[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nomadic85[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lord_love_rocket[/bold] wrote: But why isn't he fit enough? He could look to lose weight, improve his pace and stamina, he obviously doesn't look after himself in the correct way, he's only 25 it shouldn't take that much effort[/p][/quote]he is fit enough, you just dont get that match fitness/sharpness without playing matches. He ran his arse off for 90 minutes at Port Vale and rescued a point for us with an assist and a goal both late on. He's also a Personal Trainer I believe so there's nothing wrong with his fitness. When the players at roko he is one of not many that is working out and not sat drinking coffee![/p][/quote]I'm sure he's in there lifting weights etc, but running and more running is what that boy needs, and to pay attention to his diet, I can tell he doesnt eat well just by looking at him[/p][/quote]Do you live in his house or something? The most ridiculous comment ever! The guy is fit, he needs to be match fit, sharpness etc only comes from playing more than 1 half of a game once in a blue moon. He is a far better finisher than Walker ever will be, a natural goslscorer who I'd rather see playing down the middle than Walker any day. Walker is lazy. Get one good half out of him then he starts sticking his backside out instead of jumping for balls etc. He would make it in Lg 2 given half the chance. You never forget how to score goals. A proper goslscorer can do that at any level. The simple fact is Mills bought him despite knowing how he plays and how Mills wants to play and he's messed Reed about since. He will come back and punish us.[/p][/quote]Hi Jamie lord_love_rocket
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11:43am Fri 11 Jan 13

The_Baron89 says...

Good luck to Reedy. I thought he had a really bright future with city ahead of him when he first joined and started scoring straight away.

Really hope we don't sell him before we have someone else lined up though. That would be folly.
Good luck to Reedy. I thought he had a really bright future with city ahead of him when he first joined and started scoring straight away. Really hope we don't sell him before we have someone else lined up though. That would be folly. The_Baron89
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11:50am Fri 11 Jan 13

Yorkess says...

lord_love_rocket wrote:
Yorkess wrote:
lord_love_rocket wrote:
nomadic85 wrote:
lord_love_rocket wrote:
But why isn't he fit enough? He could look to lose weight, improve his pace and stamina, he obviously doesn't look after himself in the correct way, he's only 25 it shouldn't take that much effort
he is fit enough, you just dont get that match fitness/sharpness without playing matches. He ran his arse off for 90 minutes at Port Vale and rescued a point for us with an assist and a goal both late on. He's also a Personal Trainer I believe so there's nothing wrong with his fitness. When the players at roko he is one of not many that is working out and not sat drinking coffee!
I'm sure he's in there lifting weights etc, but running and more running is what that boy needs, and to pay attention to his diet, I can tell he doesnt eat well just by looking at him
Do you live in his house or something? The most ridiculous comment ever! The guy is fit, he needs to be match fit, sharpness etc only comes from playing more than 1 half of a game once in a blue moon.

He is a far better finisher than Walker ever will be, a natural goslscorer who I'd rather see playing down the middle than Walker any day. Walker is lazy. Get one good half out of him then he starts sticking his backside out instead of jumping for balls etc.

He would make it in Lg 2 given half the chance. You never forget how to score goals. A proper goslscorer can do that at any level. The simple fact is Mills bought him despite knowing how he plays and how Mills wants to play and he's messed Reed about since. He will come back and punish us.
Hi Jamie
I'm not a man so therefore not Jamie Reed.
[quote][p][bold]lord_love_rocket[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Yorkess[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lord_love_rocket[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nomadic85[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lord_love_rocket[/bold] wrote: But why isn't he fit enough? He could look to lose weight, improve his pace and stamina, he obviously doesn't look after himself in the correct way, he's only 25 it shouldn't take that much effort[/p][/quote]he is fit enough, you just dont get that match fitness/sharpness without playing matches. He ran his arse off for 90 minutes at Port Vale and rescued a point for us with an assist and a goal both late on. He's also a Personal Trainer I believe so there's nothing wrong with his fitness. When the players at roko he is one of not many that is working out and not sat drinking coffee![/p][/quote]I'm sure he's in there lifting weights etc, but running and more running is what that boy needs, and to pay attention to his diet, I can tell he doesnt eat well just by looking at him[/p][/quote]Do you live in his house or something? The most ridiculous comment ever! The guy is fit, he needs to be match fit, sharpness etc only comes from playing more than 1 half of a game once in a blue moon. He is a far better finisher than Walker ever will be, a natural goslscorer who I'd rather see playing down the middle than Walker any day. Walker is lazy. Get one good half out of him then he starts sticking his backside out instead of jumping for balls etc. He would make it in Lg 2 given half the chance. You never forget how to score goals. A proper goslscorer can do that at any level. The simple fact is Mills bought him despite knowing how he plays and how Mills wants to play and he's messed Reed about since. He will come back and punish us.[/p][/quote]Hi Jamie[/p][/quote]I'm not a man so therefore not Jamie Reed. Yorkess
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12:02pm Fri 11 Jan 13

lord_love_rocket says...

That explains a lot love
That explains a lot love lord_love_rocket
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12:07pm Fri 11 Jan 13

Yorkess says...

Oh look casual sexism at its finest. I'm sure you'll trot out next that Women have no place in football or know nothing about the game. Go on, we are all waiting.
Oh look casual sexism at its finest. I'm sure you'll trot out next that Women have no place in football or know nothing about the game. Go on, we are all waiting. Yorkess
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12:25pm Fri 11 Jan 13

YorkCityLuke says...

Yorkess wrote:
Oh look casual sexism at its finest. I'm sure you'll trot out next that Women have no place in football or know nothing about the game. Go on, we are all waiting.
The guy calls himself 'lord love rocket' (a clear attempt at over-compensation...
) and knows nothing at all about football - try not to worry about the moronic things he says.
[quote][p][bold]Yorkess[/bold] wrote: Oh look casual sexism at its finest. I'm sure you'll trot out next that Women have no place in football or know nothing about the game. Go on, we are all waiting.[/p][/quote]The guy calls himself 'lord love rocket' (a clear attempt at over-compensation... ) and knows nothing at all about football - try not to worry about the moronic things he says. YorkCityLuke
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12:32pm Fri 11 Jan 13

Yorkieroy60 says...

Don't blame Jamie Reed for wanting to leave City he has been much under used & badly utilised in his time at the Club-if he doesn't play in the way that the manager wants him to what does that say about the coaching he has received since he's been at the Club? he's been with us long enough to be schooled in whatever manner is deemed neccessary & in any case many a time we've been in situations where pretty formations should go out of the window and we need guess what?- a GOAL-the last home game against Exeter being a prime example when we were chasing the game for the last half hour & the one man who could plunder us a goal in that situation a certain Jamie Reed was given the last 5 minutes of the game to do so & of course we ran out of time & lost the game.
I wish him all the best if he does go but think that he ought to be sold for the right money £20k minimum-& at the right club that will turn out to be a bargain.
Don't blame Jamie Reed for wanting to leave City he has been much under used & badly utilised in his time at the Club-if he doesn't play in the way that the manager wants him to what does that say about the coaching he has received since he's been at the Club? he's been with us long enough to be schooled in whatever manner is deemed neccessary & in any case many a time we've been in situations where pretty formations should go out of the window and we need guess what?- a GOAL-the last home game against Exeter being a prime example when we were chasing the game for the last half hour & the one man who could plunder us a goal in that situation a certain Jamie Reed was given the last 5 minutes of the game to do so & of course we ran out of time & lost the game. I wish him all the best if he does go but think that he ought to be sold for the right money £20k minimum-& at the right club that will turn out to be a bargain. Yorkieroy60
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12:33pm Fri 11 Jan 13

lord_love_rocket says...

YorkCityLuke wrote:
Yorkess wrote:
Oh look casual sexism at its finest. I'm sure you'll trot out next that Women have no place in football or know nothing about the game. Go on, we are all waiting.
The guy calls himself 'lord love rocket' (a clear attempt at over-compensation...

) and knows nothing at all about football - try not to worry about the moronic things he says.
Lunch time at school is it Luke?
[quote][p][bold]YorkCityLuke[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Yorkess[/bold] wrote: Oh look casual sexism at its finest. I'm sure you'll trot out next that Women have no place in football or know nothing about the game. Go on, we are all waiting.[/p][/quote]The guy calls himself 'lord love rocket' (a clear attempt at over-compensation... ) and knows nothing at all about football - try not to worry about the moronic things he says.[/p][/quote]Lunch time at school is it Luke? lord_love_rocket
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12:57pm Fri 11 Jan 13

Tug job says...

lord_love_rocket wrote:
YorkCityLuke wrote:
Yorkess wrote: Oh look casual sexism at its finest. I'm sure you'll trot out next that Women have no place in football or know nothing about the game. Go on, we are all waiting.
The guy calls himself 'lord love rocket' (a clear attempt at over-compensation... ) and knows nothing at all about football - try not to worry about the moronic things he says.
Lunch time at school is it Luke?
Whatever happend to meeting up the back of the Shippo bank at half two before the next home match? That's how we used to settle scores in the 70s and 80s!
[quote][p][bold]lord_love_rocket[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]YorkCityLuke[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Yorkess[/bold] wrote: Oh look casual sexism at its finest. I'm sure you'll trot out next that Women have no place in football or know nothing about the game. Go on, we are all waiting.[/p][/quote]The guy calls himself 'lord love rocket' (a clear attempt at over-compensation... ) and knows nothing at all about football - try not to worry about the moronic things he says.[/p][/quote]Lunch time at school is it Luke?[/p][/quote]Whatever happend to meeting up the back of the Shippo bank at half two before the next home match? That's how we used to settle scores in the 70s and 80s! Tug job
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1:02pm Fri 11 Jan 13

upthecity says...

reedy is the only player city fans chant for, he is a legend. powerful centre forward who isn't scared of having a pop on goal and has a decent strike rate (goals to minutes on the pitch must be impressive). mills has never fancied him for some reason. i can see reedy doing what chris beardsley did, drop down for a small transfer fee bang a few goals in then before you know it he is playing at a higher level than york!
reedy is the only player city fans chant for, he is a legend. powerful centre forward who isn't scared of having a pop on goal and has a decent strike rate (goals to minutes on the pitch must be impressive). mills has never fancied him for some reason. i can see reedy doing what chris beardsley did, drop down for a small transfer fee bang a few goals in then before you know it he is playing at a higher level than york! upthecity
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1:02pm Fri 11 Jan 13

lord_love_rocket says...

That's right Tug but Luke is only about 14
That's right Tug but Luke is only about 14 lord_love_rocket
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1:32pm Fri 11 Jan 13

TimYCFC says...

Usually a strong Mills supporter but he has got this one all wrong. He has misjudged fan opinion and is picking a system over personnel yet again - very frustrating.

As we've heard this week, we are on a tight budget and cannot afford to have players being sold at a loss not because they're not good enough, but because they don't fit into Mills' 4-3-3 which is exactly what is happening here.

I don't think Reedy was ever a world beater but he can always nick a goal and when your main problem is not taking your chances as ours has been this season, why on earth would you want to let a guy like him go ? He could have been our plan b and got us out of jail a number of times this season.
Usually a strong Mills supporter but he has got this one all wrong. He has misjudged fan opinion and is picking a system over personnel yet again - very frustrating. As we've heard this week, we are on a tight budget and cannot afford to have players being sold at a loss not because they're not good enough, but because they don't fit into Mills' 4-3-3 which is exactly what is happening here. I don't think Reedy was ever a world beater but he can always nick a goal and when your main problem is not taking your chances as ours has been this season, why on earth would you want to let a guy like him go ? He could have been our plan b and got us out of jail a number of times this season. TimYCFC
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1:36pm Fri 11 Jan 13

Tug job says...

lord_love_rocket wrote:
That's right Tug but Luke is only about 14
Golden days, eh? Got and inflicted many a black eye and a thick ear, sometimes from the bobbies on duty who took a practical approach to proceedings - let us sort it out between ourselves. Wouldn't happen now, we'd be whisked off to court!
[quote][p][bold]lord_love_rocket[/bold] wrote: That's right Tug but Luke is only about 14[/p][/quote]Golden days, eh? Got and inflicted many a black eye and a thick ear, sometimes from the bobbies on duty who took a practical approach to proceedings - let us sort it out between ourselves. Wouldn't happen now, we'd be whisked off to court! Tug job
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1:50pm Fri 11 Jan 13

lord_love_rocket says...

Good kicking from a copper didn't do me any harm when I was younger
Good kicking from a copper didn't do me any harm when I was younger lord_love_rocket
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1:58pm Fri 11 Jan 13

Robert Davro says...

Yorkalltheway1 wrote:
He's certainly going to be tested mills as I don't think he's brought in one good player since we came back into the league. I think he's a good manager but he's still learning a lot about league football. He read knew the conference well enough to get us owt! But will he learn the League enough in time to get us places!
So you don't rate Coulson then?
[quote][p][bold]Yorkalltheway1[/bold] wrote: He's certainly going to be tested mills as I don't think he's brought in one good player since we came back into the league. I think he's a good manager but he's still learning a lot about league football. He read knew the conference well enough to get us owt! But will he learn the League enough in time to get us places![/p][/quote]So you don't rate Coulson then? Robert Davro
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2:10pm Fri 11 Jan 13

daveymcgurk says...

hearing on various forums that two of the trialists are damien reeves and duncan watmore!
due to play in the game vs sunderland next week.
hearing on various forums that two of the trialists are damien reeves and duncan watmore! due to play in the game vs sunderland next week. daveymcgurk
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2:46pm Fri 11 Jan 13

YoRkIe59 says...

i find it a bit baffling sometimes reading on here about different players that arnt good enough to make it with us or good enough for league 2.someone was touting a striker on here who might be worth a punt whos scoring record was one goal about every five games.And yet it appears in mr Mills and quite a few of the fans view Jamie Reed 25 goals from 81 with 45 coming off the bench isnt good enough.Richard Brodie scoring about a goal every 4 games after a shaky start at morcambe isnt good enough for us or Mr Mills.so i too am anxious to see which goalscoring machine we are going to pick up for nothing presumidly making 5,000 if Reedy goes for that much.We constantly here cries for the likes of Matt the hottest property in the conference or pre season the return of Parkin or Cresswell even Matt Tubbs.we are not going to get players like that because we can neither afford the transfer fees or the wages.personally i think Brodie would have done a job for us and still think given a proper chance Jamie Reed could but if neither of em are deemed good enough by G.M come on Gary lets he who youve got lined up that is.i very much doubt anyone is under any illusions that G.M is the best manager weve had in years but on that one issue id have to say i disagree with him.
i find it a bit baffling sometimes reading on here about different players that arnt good enough to make it with us or good enough for league 2.someone was touting a striker on here who might be worth a punt whos scoring record was one goal about every five games.And yet it appears in mr Mills and quite a few of the fans view Jamie Reed 25 goals from 81 with 45 coming off the bench isnt good enough.Richard Brodie scoring about a goal every 4 games after a shaky start at morcambe isnt good enough for us or Mr Mills.so i too am anxious to see which goalscoring machine we are going to pick up for nothing presumidly making 5,000 if Reedy goes for that much.We constantly here cries for the likes of Matt the hottest property in the conference or pre season the return of Parkin or Cresswell even Matt Tubbs.we are not going to get players like that because we can neither afford the transfer fees or the wages.personally i think Brodie would have done a job for us and still think given a proper chance Jamie Reed could but if neither of em are deemed good enough by G.M come on Gary lets he who youve got lined up that is.i very much doubt anyone is under any illusions that G.M is the best manager weve had in years but on that one issue id have to say i disagree with him. YoRkIe59
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3:04pm Fri 11 Jan 13

Tug job says...

The problem with Brodie isn't just that he's not good enough at this level (I acknoweldge the jury is split on this one -I'm one of those who don't think he is but I am aware a fair number of people think he is), nor is it just about being able to afford his wages (which is why Crawley have been so desparate to farm him out), but there were also allegations that he behaved inappropriately with some of the backroom staff. Taken together, he'd be too much of a liability. The only opinion that matters is GM's and he didn't feel inclined to go for Brodie when he had the chance, which must tell you something. I'm still not sure about Reedy - he likes the club and ooves the fans, there's no doubt about that, but he doesn't seem able to adapt his game or take the opportunities that are given to him.
The problem with Brodie isn't just that he's not good enough at this level (I acknoweldge the jury is split on this one -I'm one of those who don't think he is but I am aware a fair number of people think he is), nor is it just about being able to afford his wages (which is why Crawley have been so desparate to farm him out), but there were also allegations that he behaved inappropriately with some of the backroom staff. Taken together, he'd be too much of a liability. The only opinion that matters is GM's and he didn't feel inclined to go for Brodie when he had the chance, which must tell you something. I'm still not sure about Reedy - he likes the club and ooves the fans, there's no doubt about that, but he doesn't seem able to adapt his game or take the opportunities that are given to him. Tug job
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3:15pm Fri 11 Jan 13

Yorkalltheway1 says...

Coulson maybe good but he's injuried! Has been all his life! Done the same with every club! Good signing but it's like signing dyer or joe cole good players but only get about 10 games out of them by time yano it there have beens!
Coulson maybe good but he's injuried! Has been all his life! Done the same with every club! Good signing but it's like signing dyer or joe cole good players but only get about 10 games out of them by time yano it there have beens! Yorkalltheway1
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3:16pm Fri 11 Jan 13

tomwillo1 says...

If we played 4-4-2 then Reedy wouldn't be leaving, he'd have got 15+ goals easy last season but 4-3-3 is our best formation so don't think he plays any where near as well as Walker in a 4-3-3. We are looking for a player who can play wide or up front, i heard rumours millsy is giving theo walcott a trial! Wish reedy all the best, fans favourite. Hope he goes to wrexham if hes gonna go!
If we played 4-4-2 then Reedy wouldn't be leaving, he'd have got 15+ goals easy last season but 4-3-3 is our best formation so don't think he plays any where near as well as Walker in a 4-3-3. We are looking for a player who can play wide or up front, i heard rumours millsy is giving theo walcott a trial! Wish reedy all the best, fans favourite. Hope he goes to wrexham if hes gonna go! tomwillo1
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3:18pm Fri 11 Jan 13

bartsimmo says...

DISGRACE!!!!

Cnt blame jamie at all for wanting out. He is majorly underused and not given a decent deserved run when other strikers are not scoring week after week yes Jason you know I am talking about you mostly!

Mills hasnt the wide players but has two fit (ish) strikers in Reed and Walker so 442 is the obvious way ahead especially as no consistency has ever been found this season with 433.
with his 433 he needs 5 or 6 attacking players. 442 needs two strikers one of which when played always knows where the goal is so what shall we do.... oh yes let the only real constant goal threat we have to go.

Good luck Jamie you deserve a team tht will regularly play them where you can reward them week in week out. I for one hoped you would stay but can totally understand why you want to go!

I hope you get a league two teamand score week in and week out! As long as you dont relegate us because i feel we are going to start sliping that way with Mills at the helm.

Further more if the club wants to save money get rid of Lyttle as he is supposed to be a xdefensicve coach and our defence has been shocking this season. Oh yes and that was Mills not wanting to play an unfit McGurk despite playing an unfit Kerr!
DISGRACE!!!! Cnt blame jamie at all for wanting out. He is majorly underused and not given a decent deserved run when other strikers are not scoring week after week yes Jason you know I am talking about you mostly! Mills hasnt the wide players but has two fit (ish) strikers in Reed and Walker so 442 is the obvious way ahead especially as no consistency has ever been found this season with 433. with his 433 he needs 5 or 6 attacking players. 442 needs two strikers one of which when played always knows where the goal is so what shall we do.... oh yes let the only real constant goal threat we have to go. Good luck Jamie you deserve a team tht will regularly play them where you can reward them week in week out. I for one hoped you would stay but can totally understand why you want to go! I hope you get a league two teamand score week in and week out! As long as you dont relegate us because i feel we are going to start sliping that way with Mills at the helm. Further more if the club wants to save money get rid of Lyttle as he is supposed to be a xdefensicve coach and our defence has been shocking this season. Oh yes and that was Mills not wanting to play an unfit McGurk despite playing an unfit Kerr! bartsimmo
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3:49pm Fri 11 Jan 13

MouseHouse says...

Millwall are in for Watmore.
Millwall are in for Watmore. MouseHouse
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3:53pm Fri 11 Jan 13

lord_love_rocket says...

bartsimmo wrote:
DISGRACE!!!!

Cnt blame jamie at all for wanting out. He is majorly underused and not given a decent deserved run when other strikers are not scoring week after week yes Jason you know I am talking about you mostly!

Mills hasnt the wide players but has two fit (ish) strikers in Reed and Walker so 442 is the obvious way ahead especially as no consistency has ever been found this season with 433.
with his 433 he needs 5 or 6 attacking players. 442 needs two strikers one of which when played always knows where the goal is so what shall we do.... oh yes let the only real constant goal threat we have to go.

Good luck Jamie you deserve a team tht will regularly play them where you can reward them week in week out. I for one hoped you would stay but can totally understand why you want to go!

I hope you get a league two teamand score week in and week out! As long as you dont relegate us because i feel we are going to start sliping that way with Mills at the helm.

Further more if the club wants to save money get rid of Lyttle as he is supposed to be a xdefensicve coach and our defence has been shocking this season. Oh yes and that was Mills not wanting to play an unfit McGurk despite playing an unfit Kerr!
Ever played number 9 on your own in a 4-5-1??? Try it
[quote][p][bold]bartsimmo[/bold] wrote: DISGRACE!!!! Cnt blame jamie at all for wanting out. He is majorly underused and not given a decent deserved run when other strikers are not scoring week after week yes Jason you know I am talking about you mostly! Mills hasnt the wide players but has two fit (ish) strikers in Reed and Walker so 442 is the obvious way ahead especially as no consistency has ever been found this season with 433. with his 433 he needs 5 or 6 attacking players. 442 needs two strikers one of which when played always knows where the goal is so what shall we do.... oh yes let the only real constant goal threat we have to go. Good luck Jamie you deserve a team tht will regularly play them where you can reward them week in week out. I for one hoped you would stay but can totally understand why you want to go! I hope you get a league two teamand score week in and week out! As long as you dont relegate us because i feel we are going to start sliping that way with Mills at the helm. Further more if the club wants to save money get rid of Lyttle as he is supposed to be a xdefensicve coach and our defence has been shocking this season. Oh yes and that was Mills not wanting to play an unfit McGurk despite playing an unfit Kerr![/p][/quote]Ever played number 9 on your own in a 4-5-1??? Try it lord_love_rocket
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3:56pm Fri 11 Jan 13

brahma says...

daveymcgurk wrote:
hearing on various forums that two of the trialists are damien reeves and duncan watmore!
due to play in the game vs sunderland next week.
That would be a suprise for two reasons if no other. 1) they're both contracted to Altrincham until the summer, so they'd cost us. 2) I cannot see us bringing in players that are currently playing p/t two divs below us.
[quote][p][bold]daveymcgurk[/bold] wrote: hearing on various forums that two of the trialists are damien reeves and duncan watmore! due to play in the game vs sunderland next week.[/p][/quote]That would be a suprise for two reasons if no other. 1) they're both contracted to Altrincham until the summer, so they'd cost us. 2) I cannot see us bringing in players that are currently playing p/t two divs below us. brahma
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4:00pm Fri 11 Jan 13

ian923 says...

I'm suprised it has took Jamie this long to ask to move because the way he has been treated is terrible. The lad had barely had a chance to prove his worth since he came and never really had an extended run in the team.I think we paid £35000 for him and he has got to be a better player now than he was then, being a full time pro footballer in regular training.To sell for £5000 will be disgraceful. If he goes and Walker or Rodman gets injured we'll have a problem. I'd much rather see Blanchett and Bullock and Johnson go before him.
I'm suprised it has took Jamie this long to ask to move because the way he has been treated is terrible. The lad had barely had a chance to prove his worth since he came and never really had an extended run in the team.I think we paid £35000 for him and he has got to be a better player now than he was then, being a full time pro footballer in regular training.To sell for £5000 will be disgraceful. If he goes and Walker or Rodman gets injured we'll have a problem. I'd much rather see Blanchett and Bullock and Johnson go before him. ian923
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4:05pm Fri 11 Jan 13

brahma says...

MouseHouse wrote:
Millwall are in for Watmore.
No they're not. They just signed Woolford.
[quote][p][bold]MouseHouse[/bold] wrote: Millwall are in for Watmore.[/p][/quote]No they're not. They just signed Woolford. brahma
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4:26pm Fri 11 Jan 13

OLD - HEAD says...

daveymcgurk wrote:
hearing on various forums that two of the trialists are damien reeves and duncan watmore! due to play in the game vs sunderland next week.
I heard on RadioYork that City were giving trials to two Irish League strikers against Sunderland. So dont build your hopes up too much.
[quote][p][bold]daveymcgurk[/bold] wrote: hearing on various forums that two of the trialists are damien reeves and duncan watmore! due to play in the game vs sunderland next week.[/p][/quote]I heard on RadioYork that City were giving trials to two Irish League strikers against Sunderland. So dont build your hopes up too much. OLD - HEAD
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4:33pm Fri 11 Jan 13

Phil, Leeds says...

brahma wrote:
daveymcgurk wrote:
hearing on various forums that two of the trialists are damien reeves and duncan watmore!
due to play in the game vs sunderland next week.
That would be a suprise for two reasons if no other. 1) they're both contracted to Altrincham until the summer, so they'd cost us. 2) I cannot see us bringing in players that are currently playing p/t two divs below us.
Don't know about Whatmore but Reeves best days are way back in the past. What's the betting that whoever we get will be less of a goal threat than Jamie Reed?
Agree with others that it's time to off load some of the dead wood but who's gonna want them so we're stuck until their contracts are up which in turn limits who we can bring in. At least McReady's nearly ready to come in and he's got quality. Also, Kelly, Platt and Allan are all promising youngsters for the future.
[quote][p][bold]brahma[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]daveymcgurk[/bold] wrote: hearing on various forums that two of the trialists are damien reeves and duncan watmore! due to play in the game vs sunderland next week.[/p][/quote]That would be a suprise for two reasons if no other. 1) they're both contracted to Altrincham until the summer, so they'd cost us. 2) I cannot see us bringing in players that are currently playing p/t two divs below us.[/p][/quote]Don't know about Whatmore but Reeves best days are way back in the past. What's the betting that whoever we get will be less of a goal threat than Jamie Reed? Agree with others that it's time to off load some of the dead wood but who's gonna want them so we're stuck until their contracts are up which in turn limits who we can bring in. At least McReady's nearly ready to come in and he's got quality. Also, Kelly, Platt and Allan are all promising youngsters for the future. Phil, Leeds
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5:13pm Fri 11 Jan 13

sixtyfourfive says...

Phil, Leeds wrote:
brahma wrote:
daveymcgurk wrote:
hearing on various forums that two of the trialists are damien reeves and duncan watmore!
due to play in the game vs sunderland next week.
That would be a suprise for two reasons if no other. 1) they're both contracted to Altrincham until the summer, so they'd cost us. 2) I cannot see us bringing in players that are currently playing p/t two divs below us.
Don't know about Whatmore but Reeves best days are way back in the past. What's the betting that whoever we get will be less of a goal threat than Jamie Reed?
Agree with others that it's time to off load some of the dead wood but who's gonna want them so we're stuck until their contracts are up which in turn limits who we can bring in. At least McReady's nearly ready to come in and he's got quality. Also, Kelly, Platt and Allan are all promising youngsters for the future.
Reeves is only just 27 and scored a hatful of goas last season - has been on the radar of some biggish clubs over the last year - why then are "his best days way back in the past"?
[quote][p][bold]Phil, Leeds[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]brahma[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]daveymcgurk[/bold] wrote: hearing on various forums that two of the trialists are damien reeves and duncan watmore! due to play in the game vs sunderland next week.[/p][/quote]That would be a suprise for two reasons if no other. 1) they're both contracted to Altrincham until the summer, so they'd cost us. 2) I cannot see us bringing in players that are currently playing p/t two divs below us.[/p][/quote]Don't know about Whatmore but Reeves best days are way back in the past. What's the betting that whoever we get will be less of a goal threat than Jamie Reed? Agree with others that it's time to off load some of the dead wood but who's gonna want them so we're stuck until their contracts are up which in turn limits who we can bring in. At least McReady's nearly ready to come in and he's got quality. Also, Kelly, Platt and Allan are all promising youngsters for the future.[/p][/quote]Reeves is only just 27 and scored a hatful of goas last season - has been on the radar of some biggish clubs over the last year - why then are "his best days way back in the past"? sixtyfourfive
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5:24pm Fri 11 Jan 13

yorkonafork says...

bartsimmo wrote:
DISGRACE!!!!

Cnt blame jamie at all for wanting out. He is majorly underused and not given a decent deserved run when other strikers are not scoring week after week yes Jason you know I am talking about you mostly!

Mills hasnt the wide players but has two fit (ish) strikers in Reed and Walker so 442 is the obvious way ahead especially as no consistency has ever been found this season with 433.
with his 433 he needs 5 or 6 attacking players. 442 needs two strikers one of which when played always knows where the goal is so what shall we do.... oh yes let the only real constant goal threat we have to go.

Good luck Jamie you deserve a team tht will regularly play them where you can reward them week in week out. I for one hoped you would stay but can totally understand why you want to go!

I hope you get a league two teamand score week in and week out! As long as you dont relegate us because i feel we are going to start sliping that way with Mills at the helm.

Further more if the club wants to save money get rid of Lyttle as he is supposed to be a xdefensicve coach and our defence has been shocking this season. Oh yes and that was Mills not wanting to play an unfit McGurk despite playing an unfit Kerr!
Des Lyttle wasn't employed as our defensive coach.

But nevermind....
[quote][p][bold]bartsimmo[/bold] wrote: DISGRACE!!!! Cnt blame jamie at all for wanting out. He is majorly underused and not given a decent deserved run when other strikers are not scoring week after week yes Jason you know I am talking about you mostly! Mills hasnt the wide players but has two fit (ish) strikers in Reed and Walker so 442 is the obvious way ahead especially as no consistency has ever been found this season with 433. with his 433 he needs 5 or 6 attacking players. 442 needs two strikers one of which when played always knows where the goal is so what shall we do.... oh yes let the only real constant goal threat we have to go. Good luck Jamie you deserve a team tht will regularly play them where you can reward them week in week out. I for one hoped you would stay but can totally understand why you want to go! I hope you get a league two teamand score week in and week out! As long as you dont relegate us because i feel we are going to start sliping that way with Mills at the helm. Further more if the club wants to save money get rid of Lyttle as he is supposed to be a xdefensicve coach and our defence has been shocking this season. Oh yes and that was Mills not wanting to play an unfit McGurk despite playing an unfit Kerr![/p][/quote]Des Lyttle wasn't employed as our defensive coach. But nevermind.... yorkonafork
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5:51pm Fri 11 Jan 13

MouseHouse says...

brahma wrote:
MouseHouse wrote:
Millwall are in for Watmore.
No they're not. They just signed Woolford.
one doesn't exclude the other.
[quote][p][bold]brahma[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MouseHouse[/bold] wrote: Millwall are in for Watmore.[/p][/quote]No they're not. They just signed Woolford.[/p][/quote]one doesn't exclude the other. MouseHouse
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6:08pm Fri 11 Jan 13

van the man says...

YorkCityLuke wrote:
van the man wrote:
TerryYork wrote:
We're short of strikers and we'd sooner bring on a defender when losing at home than Reed.

What has he done to upset Mills so much?

We won't win games with Jason Walker left on his own up front.
I dont class Walker as a striker, his scoring record this season is really poor, if Reed would have played the amount of games Walker has, he would be one of the top scorers in this league by now, Mills is a tactical retard,with a massive ego, who"s got lucky up to now, there"s only one way we are going with his odd decisions, and its certainly not up.
That is the thickest opinion ever posted on the Press. Jog on.
If only you knew !! lol
[quote][p][bold]YorkCityLuke[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]van the man[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TerryYork[/bold] wrote: We're short of strikers and we'd sooner bring on a defender when losing at home than Reed. What has he done to upset Mills so much? We won't win games with Jason Walker left on his own up front.[/p][/quote]I dont class Walker as a striker, his scoring record this season is really poor, if Reed would have played the amount of games Walker has, he would be one of the top scorers in this league by now, Mills is a tactical retard,with a massive ego, who"s got lucky up to now, there"s only one way we are going with his odd decisions, and its certainly not up.[/p][/quote]That is the thickest opinion ever posted on the Press. Jog on.[/p][/quote]If only you knew !! lol van the man
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6:23pm Fri 11 Jan 13

THETELLEROFTALES says...

This news has certainly received an amazing response.

Reeds stats speak for themselves.

He is a goal poacher and certainly not what you might call a team player.

Goal poachers are PRICELESS at any level of football.

You don't get points for great saves or fluid passing movement, you get points for sticking the ball in the back of the net and guess what?

That's what Reed does.

Mills biggest mistake so far. Which doesnt make him a bad manager, just human like the rest of us!.
This news has certainly received an amazing response. Reeds stats speak for themselves. He is a goal poacher and certainly not what you might call a team player. Goal poachers are PRICELESS at any level of football. [aka Liverpool and Rush.] You don't get points for great saves or fluid passing movement, you get points for sticking the ball in the back of the net and guess what? That's what Reed does. Mills biggest mistake so far. Which doesnt make him a bad manager, just human like the rest of us!. THETELLEROFTALES
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7:05pm Fri 11 Jan 13

van the man says...

THETELLEROFTALES wrote:
This news has certainly received an amazing response.

Reeds stats speak for themselves.

He is a goal poacher and certainly not what you might call a team player.

Goal poachers are PRICELESS at any level of football.

You don't get points for great saves or fluid passing movement, you get points for sticking the ball in the back of the net and guess what?

That's what Reed does.

Mills biggest mistake so far. Which doesnt make him a bad manager, just human like the rest of us!.
For me Mills has been making lots of big mistakes, After all we have been drawing and losing matches at home we should have won because we are set up like the away team, the manager was a defender so his teams are set up not to conceed hence 4-5-1 at home, and so many so called big points.
[quote][p][bold]THETELLEROFTALES[/bold] wrote: This news has certainly received an amazing response. Reeds stats speak for themselves. He is a goal poacher and certainly not what you might call a team player. Goal poachers are PRICELESS at any level of football. [aka Liverpool and Rush.] You don't get points for great saves or fluid passing movement, you get points for sticking the ball in the back of the net and guess what? That's what Reed does. Mills biggest mistake so far. Which doesnt make him a bad manager, just human like the rest of us!.[/p][/quote]For me Mills has been making lots of big mistakes, After all we have been drawing and losing matches at home we should have won because we are set up like the away team, the manager was a defender so his teams are set up not to conceed hence 4-5-1 at home, and so many so called big points. van the man
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7:54pm Fri 11 Jan 13

bill bailey says...

THETELLEROFTALES wrote:
This news has certainly received an amazing response.

Reeds stats speak for themselves.

He is a goal poacher and certainly not what you might call a team player.

Goal poachers are PRICELESS at any level of football.

You don't get points for great saves or fluid passing movement, you get points for sticking the ball in the back of the net and guess what?

That's what Reed does.

Mills biggest mistake so far. Which doesnt make him a bad manager, just human like the rest of us!.
I have read with interest trying to make sence of what you all have written.I must say you have swept the cobwebs
away.I remember Jimmy Greaves one
of the best poachers of all time.we all have failings thank god we are only talking about football.as i sit here i keep thinking bring back the old line ups .
2.3.5 .The two wingers were worth their
weight in gold.if you got those you want a tall guy to nod them home.the game has become to complicated.its a simple
game made difficult by sterotype coaches.one they get a badge they turn talented players in has beens,Its the new year sales,it is well to remember if those out there wanting a club ,then maybe they are no better than the ones you got.
[quote][p][bold]THETELLEROFTALES[/bold] wrote: This news has certainly received an amazing response. Reeds stats speak for themselves. He is a goal poacher and certainly not what you might call a team player. Goal poachers are PRICELESS at any level of football. [aka Liverpool and Rush.] You don't get points for great saves or fluid passing movement, you get points for sticking the ball in the back of the net and guess what? That's what Reed does. Mills biggest mistake so far. Which doesnt make him a bad manager, just human like the rest of us!.[/p][/quote]I have read with interest trying to make sence of what you all have written.I must say you have swept the cobwebs away.I remember Jimmy Greaves one of the best poachers of all time.we all have failings thank god we are only talking about football.as i sit here i keep thinking bring back the old line ups . 2.3.5 .The two wingers were worth their weight in gold.if you got those you want a tall guy to nod them home.the game has become to complicated.its a simple game made difficult by sterotype coaches.one they get a badge they turn talented players in has beens,Its the new year sales,it is well to remember if those out there wanting a club ,then maybe they are no better than the ones you got. bill bailey
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8:30pm Fri 11 Jan 13

THETELLEROFTALES says...

Ihav to agree Bill Bailey, though you are shoing you age a it.
Yes, Jimm Greaves was a great poacher, Alan Clarke at Leeds, Francis Lee at Man City and Ian Rush at Liverpool were all up there with the best of them.

One thing they all had in common...they did bugger all in a match except score goals...

Reed is in that mould...and as I have said, players like this are PRICELESS.

York should appreciate what they have, don't be critical because of his seeming lack of effort to link with the team or 'bring others into play' just appreciate the art of goal poacher.
It may be old fashioned but it wins prizes.
Ihav to agree Bill Bailey, though you are shoing you age a it. Yes, Jimm Greaves was a great poacher, Alan Clarke at Leeds, Francis Lee at Man City and Ian Rush at Liverpool were all up there with the best of them. One thing they all had in common...they did bugger all in a match except score goals... Reed is in that mould...and as I have said, players like this are PRICELESS. York should appreciate what they have, don't be critical because of his seeming lack of effort to link with the team or 'bring others into play' just appreciate the art of goal poacher. It may be old fashioned but it wins prizes. THETELLEROFTALES
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9:38pm Fri 11 Jan 13

bill bailey says...

THETELLEROFTALES wrote:
Ihav to agree Bill Bailey, though you are shoing you age a it.
Yes, Jimm Greaves was a great poacher, Alan Clarke at Leeds, Francis Lee at Man City and Ian Rush at Liverpool were all up there with the best of them.

One thing they all had in common...they did bugger all in a match except score goals...

Reed is in that mould...and as I have said, players like this are PRICELESS.

York should appreciate what they have, don't be critical because of his seeming lack of effort to link with the team or 'bring others into play' just appreciate the art of goal poacher.
It may be old fashioned but it wins prizes.
Just before i put my night cap on my old boss the late great Alec Stock said
Greaves could poach a pheasant out of a butchers shop.sleep well.
[quote][p][bold]THETELLEROFTALES[/bold] wrote: Ihav to agree Bill Bailey, though you are shoing you age a it. Yes, Jimm Greaves was a great poacher, Alan Clarke at Leeds, Francis Lee at Man City and Ian Rush at Liverpool were all up there with the best of them. One thing they all had in common...they did bugger all in a match except score goals... Reed is in that mould...and as I have said, players like this are PRICELESS. York should appreciate what they have, don't be critical because of his seeming lack of effort to link with the team or 'bring others into play' just appreciate the art of goal poacher. It may be old fashioned but it wins prizes.[/p][/quote]Just before i put my night cap on my old boss the late great Alec Stock said Greaves could poach a pheasant out of a butchers shop.sleep well. bill bailey
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12:23pm Sat 12 Jan 13

billoofyork says...

this one really has polarised opinion. personally think reed at times can offer us something different off the bench but he has little pace and doesn't hold the ball up well enough to suit the GM system. alongside a bigger striker than walker he could be effective. sadly either though lack of opportunities or simply ability he has never convinced me he is the answer.
that said, if we have no replacement then a dangerous decision to let him go.
either way wish him well in what comes next
this one really has polarised opinion. personally think reed at times can offer us something different off the bench but he has little pace and doesn't hold the ball up well enough to suit the GM system. alongside a bigger striker than walker he could be effective. sadly either though lack of opportunities or simply ability he has never convinced me he is the answer. that said, if we have no replacement then a dangerous decision to let him go. either way wish him well in what comes next billoofyork
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1:18pm Sat 12 Jan 13

Daley Mayall says...

Quite strange why Jamie was still not getting his games - despite our poor scoring record, and yet when he did get a run in the team (albeit briefly), he scored. A natural poacher who knows where the goal is. Gonna be hard replacing like-for-like, Mr Mills!

Yet another decision I'm scratching my head about.
Quite strange why Jamie was still not getting his games - despite our poor scoring record, and yet when he did get a run in the team (albeit briefly), he scored. A natural poacher who knows where the goal is. Gonna be hard replacing like-for-like, Mr Mills! Yet another decision I'm scratching my head about. Daley Mayall
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11:07am Sun 13 Jan 13

Budgie says...

Reeds on his way,not good enough,never will be,bye bye
Reeds on his way,not good enough,never will be,bye bye Budgie
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12:59pm Sun 13 Jan 13

play up city says...

We could do with keeping Reedy at least till we get sorted with a settled side but if he does good luck to him where ever he goes.....Cheers reedy
We could do with keeping Reedy at least till we get sorted with a settled side but if he does good luck to him where ever he goes.....Cheers reedy play up city
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