York City sign striker Ben Everson

First published in News York Press: Photograph of the Author by , Sports reporter

STRIKER Ben Everson has passed up an opportunity to play Europa League football to sign for York City.

Middlesbrough-born Everson helped Icelandic top-flight team Breidablik qualify for next season’s UEFA tournament during the Nordic country’s 2012 campaign that ended in September.

The 25-year-old, who plays as an orthodox centre forward, joined Breidablik from second-tier side Tindastoll, having previously played university football in the United States for West Texas A&M University but, according to City boss Gary Mills, he is now determined to be successful in his homeland.

About his first signing in the January transfer window, Mills said: “He’s a good player who has been with us for a month, but we’ve kept things quiet to see how he did.

“He’s got better and better in that time and done very well, so we have taken him until the end of the season and are hoping to get international clearance in time for Saturday’s home game against Aldershot.

“He likes to score goals and has done that wherever he’s been. He works very hard and gets in good areas.

“He’s hungry and has the desire to do well.

“He could have carried on playing in Iceland’s top division and in the Europa League but he wants to make a name for himself over here.”

But the League of Ireland trialists Mills was hoping to run the rule over during a reserve friendly at Sunderland today will not get the chance to impress after the game was frozen off.

On that disappointment, the City chief added: “The game’s off, which is a bit of a blow for us because we’ve had the Irish lads over and it’s possibly been the worst week to do that weather wise because it’s been difficult to train but you can’t dictate nature.

“We’ve organised a game against Scunthorpe for next Tuesday and I’m hoping they can play in that.

“I know all about them anyway but, ideally, you want to look at them in a match situation.”

The match would have also represented a chance for defender Chris Doig and striker Oli Johnson to get game time after recovering from their respective ankle and groin injuries.

Centre-back David McGurk, meanwhile, has not trained since being stretchered off with a neck injury at Cheltenham on Saturday but Mills remains optimistic that he will be fit for the weekend.

The City manager added that there had been no further inquiries about Jamie Reed since his transfer request and also revealed that he has not yet begun talks with any of his players who will be out of contract at the end of the season.

Under the Bosman ruling, any player in that position is now free to talk to other teams about their plans for next season but Mills said: “I’m not looking at that now.

“We’ve got a lot of work to do this season and all our effort has to be focused on getting points in this division to see where that takes us.

“I’m trying to improve the squad with a couple of signings if I can to take us until the end of this season and I have no thoughts on talking about next season.”

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3:50pm Tue 15 Jan 13

redbluelion says...

there we go another player nobody else wants so we sign him...mills what a load of crap..another bench warmer..what happened to ill only sign players that are better then the ones we already have..tell this is a joke..
there we go another player nobody else wants so we sign him...mills what a load of crap..another bench warmer..what happened to ill only sign players that are better then the ones we already have..tell this is a joke.. redbluelion
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3:52pm Tue 15 Jan 13

old_school_minsterman says...

Nothing at all about him on the internet. Hope he is not another Blinkhorne!!
Nothing at all about him on the internet. Hope he is not another Blinkhorne!! old_school_minsterman
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4:00pm Tue 15 Jan 13

Tug job says...

redbluelion wrote:
there we go another player nobody else wants so we sign him...mills what a load of crap..another bench warmer..what happened to ill only sign players that are better then the ones we already have..tell this is a joke..
Don't you think the mature thing would be to make a judgement after you have seen him play?
[quote][p][bold]redbluelion[/bold] wrote: there we go another player nobody else wants so we sign him...mills what a load of crap..another bench warmer..what happened to ill only sign players that are better then the ones we already have..tell this is a joke..[/p][/quote]Don't you think the mature thing would be to make a judgement after you have seen him play? Tug job
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4:07pm Tue 15 Jan 13

RooBeck says...

His National League Futsal background will certainly have made him play the one-two's - pass/move game to a high level, as too the playing conditions in West Texas and the summer league of Iceland, so, should fit in well to GM's style in getting the ball down! So, well and why not?! He's a Boro lad, so reasonably local, so let's give him a chance. The only reservations would be his match fitness and whether or not he can adapt to the heavier pitches at this time of the season. Welcome Ben to York City FC, and let's hope you can help to improve our goals for tally!! COYR.
His National League Futsal background will certainly have made him play the one-two's - pass/move game to a high level, as too the playing conditions in West Texas and the summer league of Iceland, so, should fit in well to GM's style in getting the ball down! So, well and why not?! He's a Boro lad, so reasonably local, so let's give him a chance. The only reservations would be his match fitness and whether or not he can adapt to the heavier pitches at this time of the season. Welcome Ben to York City FC, and let's hope you can help to improve our goals for tally!! COYR. RooBeck
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4:32pm Tue 15 Jan 13

bill bailey says...

I thought it was April the first.i have seen him on youtube,surely to god hes not as good as REED, oh well, proof of the pudding,
I thought it was April the first.i have seen him on youtube,surely to god hes not as good as REED, oh well, proof of the pudding, bill bailey
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4:35pm Tue 15 Jan 13

PhilR@Strike says...

Re: RooBeck,
Suspect having played in Iceland he'll have no problems playing on waterlogged heavier pitches. Mind may insist on a thermal bath and sauna afterwards?
Re: RooBeck, Suspect having played in Iceland he'll have no problems playing on waterlogged heavier pitches. Mind may insist on a thermal bath and sauna afterwards? PhilR@Strike
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4:38pm Tue 15 Jan 13

PhilR@Strike says...

Welcome Ben!
Welcome Ben! PhilR@Strike
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4:39pm Tue 15 Jan 13

RooBeck says...

PhilR@Strike wrote:
Re: RooBeck,
Suspect having played in Iceland he'll have no problems playing on waterlogged heavier pitches. Mind may insist on a thermal bath and sauna afterwards?
Lots of sunshine at the top of the world in the summer months!!!
[quote][p][bold]PhilR@Strike[/bold] wrote: Re: RooBeck, Suspect having played in Iceland he'll have no problems playing on waterlogged heavier pitches. Mind may insist on a thermal bath and sauna afterwards?[/p][/quote]Lots of sunshine at the top of the world in the summer months!!! RooBeck
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4:41pm Tue 15 Jan 13

The_Baron89 says...

He's been here a month so Mills has clearly seen something in him. Signals the end for Jamie Reed but a debut goal from Ben on Saturday wouldn't go amiss.
He's been here a month so Mills has clearly seen something in him. Signals the end for Jamie Reed but a debut goal from Ben on Saturday wouldn't go amiss. The_Baron89
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4:46pm Tue 15 Jan 13

rogue84 says...

jesus, not even kicked a ball and he's getting criticism, the same old rubbish from some people on here when we sign a player.
lets at least reserve judgement till he's started some games and got used to league football.
welcome to York City, give us 100% whenever you wear the shirt and you're half-way there.
jesus, not even kicked a ball and he's getting criticism, the same old rubbish from some people on here when we sign a player. lets at least reserve judgement till he's started some games and got used to league football. welcome to York City, give us 100% whenever you wear the shirt and you're half-way there. rogue84
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4:52pm Tue 15 Jan 13

foreveryork says...

Some York City fans never cease to amaze me (if they ARE City fans).

Welcome to our great Club Ben & good luck - prove the muppets wrong!
Some York City fans never cease to amaze me (if they ARE City fans). Welcome to our great Club Ben & good luck - prove the muppets wrong! foreveryork
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4:53pm Tue 15 Jan 13

YorkCityLuke says...

Why not? Probably cheap, Mills obviously sees something in him, might be a hidden gem. A gamble, but a low-risk one that might pay off big; what's crazy about that?! Until we're rolling in money (i.e. never) we're going to have to find unheard-of players with potential.
Why not? Probably cheap, Mills obviously sees something in him, might be a hidden gem. A gamble, but a low-risk one that might pay off big; what's crazy about that?! Until we're rolling in money (i.e. never) we're going to have to find unheard-of players with potential. YorkCityLuke
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4:54pm Tue 15 Jan 13

lord_love_rocket says...

Looks very similar to reed, anyway gotta give him a chance. By the way, if youve not got a lot of money, do you do you're weekly food shop in harrods? Or even marks and Spencer's? No.... You go to places like aldi, which is what Mills has done, welcome to York ben
Looks very similar to reed, anyway gotta give him a chance. By the way, if youve not got a lot of money, do you do you're weekly food shop in harrods? Or even marks and Spencer's? No.... You go to places like aldi, which is what Mills has done, welcome to York ben lord_love_rocket
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4:56pm Tue 15 Jan 13

OLD - HEAD says...

Well this lad has not played at a very high level of football, so we will just have to wait and see. Now is not the time to pass judgement on him. This will either be a stroke of genius by Gary Mills, or just another duff signing.
Well this lad has not played at a very high level of football, so we will just have to wait and see. Now is not the time to pass judgement on him. This will either be a stroke of genius by Gary Mills, or just another duff signing. OLD - HEAD
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5:03pm Tue 15 Jan 13

paddymacwakey says...

here here rogue84 the doom and gloomers cant wait to pull a player to pieces,before they have even seen him.remember dobie came here,never got fit even,and never kicked a ball.other rubbish been here lately were,ashikodi,swallo
w,henderson,among just a few,and players who are still here,such as bullock,blanchett and johnson.so comment when you have seen the lad play.welcome to york ben.
here here rogue84 the doom and gloomers cant wait to pull a player to pieces,before they have even seen him.remember dobie came here,never got fit even,and never kicked a ball.other rubbish been here lately were,ashikodi,swallo w,henderson,among just a few,and players who are still here,such as bullock,blanchett and johnson.so comment when you have seen the lad play.welcome to york ben. paddymacwakey
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5:03pm Tue 15 Jan 13

lord_love_rocket says...

OLD - HEAD wrote:
Well this lad has not played at a very high level of football, so we will just have to wait and see. Now is not the time to pass judgement on him. This will either be a stroke of genius by Gary Mills, or just another duff signing.
I can't slate anybody before I've seen them play and really hope he turns out ok but I'm not expecting anything to come of this, surely there are numerous premier league young pros looking to get out on loan in the league? (though I hear this new U21 league means the clubs are reluctant to let players out)
[quote][p][bold]OLD - HEAD[/bold] wrote: Well this lad has not played at a very high level of football, so we will just have to wait and see. Now is not the time to pass judgement on him. This will either be a stroke of genius by Gary Mills, or just another duff signing.[/p][/quote]I can't slate anybody before I've seen them play and really hope he turns out ok but I'm not expecting anything to come of this, surely there are numerous premier league young pros looking to get out on loan in the league? (though I hear this new U21 league means the clubs are reluctant to let players out) lord_love_rocket
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5:03pm Tue 15 Jan 13

duffy says...

It's been made very obvious we are skint over the last couple of weeks, we are not going to be signing big name players known at this level so its a case of taking a punt I'm afraid.
It's been made very obvious we are skint over the last couple of weeks, we are not going to be signing big name players known at this level so its a case of taking a punt I'm afraid. duffy
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5:10pm Tue 15 Jan 13

play up city says...

Good luck Ben and welcome to City....And surely you cant slate the man before he's kicked a ball in a city shirt....
Good luck Ben and welcome to City....And surely you cant slate the man before he's kicked a ball in a city shirt.... play up city
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5:14pm Tue 15 Jan 13

king-albert says...

redbluelion wrote:
there we go another player nobody else wants so we sign him...mills what a load of crap..another bench warmer..what happened to ill only sign players that are better then the ones we already have..tell this is a joke..
What a horrible bullying comment
[quote][p][bold]redbluelion[/bold] wrote: there we go another player nobody else wants so we sign him...mills what a load of crap..another bench warmer..what happened to ill only sign players that are better then the ones we already have..tell this is a joke..[/p][/quote]What a horrible bullying comment king-albert
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5:22pm Tue 15 Jan 13

bartsimmo says...

judgement reserved for now but two words for Mills: Brave, Blinkhorn!
judgement reserved for now but two words for Mills: Brave, Blinkhorn! bartsimmo
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6:04pm Tue 15 Jan 13

coin pratts brother says...

Some people on here want to get real,we are lucky to have a good club set up and a dam good manager,and a very good chairman,take a look at the game,its in no end of trouble,who else will bankroll this club.
If i was a new player and had not kicked a ball to be judged yet,i would wonder why i bothered to sign for a club with some so called supporters ready to slag you off before getting a chance.
GET REAL AND START SUPPORTING THE CLUB AND ITS PLAYERS !!!!!!!!
Some people on here want to get real,we are lucky to have a good club set up and a dam good manager,and a very good chairman,take a look at the game,its in no end of trouble,who else will bankroll this club. If i was a new player and had not kicked a ball to be judged yet,i would wonder why i bothered to sign for a club with some so called supporters ready to slag you off before getting a chance. GET REAL AND START SUPPORTING THE CLUB AND ITS PLAYERS !!!!!!!! coin pratts brother
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6:15pm Tue 15 Jan 13

redbluelion says...

king-albert wrote:
redbluelion wrote: there we go another player nobody else wants so we sign him...mills what a load of crap..another bench warmer..what happened to ill only sign players that are better then the ones we already have..tell this is a joke..
What a horrible bullying comment
i fail to see whats bullying in what i said.
[quote][p][bold]king-albert[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]redbluelion[/bold] wrote: there we go another player nobody else wants so we sign him...mills what a load of crap..another bench warmer..what happened to ill only sign players that are better then the ones we already have..tell this is a joke..[/p][/quote]What a horrible bullying comment[/p][/quote]i fail to see whats bullying in what i said. redbluelion
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6:21pm Tue 15 Jan 13

redbluelion says...

Tug job wrote:
redbluelion wrote: there we go another player nobody else wants so we sign him...mills what a load of crap..another bench warmer..what happened to ill only sign players that are better then the ones we already have..tell this is a joke..
Don't you think the mature thing would be to make a judgement after you have seen him play?
ok maybe i was a little bit harsh in what i said..but im sick of seeing players we do have being messed about..we have a decent player in jamie reed..who hasn't been given a decent chance this season to prove his worth..
[quote][p][bold]Tug job[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]redbluelion[/bold] wrote: there we go another player nobody else wants so we sign him...mills what a load of crap..another bench warmer..what happened to ill only sign players that are better then the ones we already have..tell this is a joke..[/p][/quote]Don't you think the mature thing would be to make a judgement after you have seen him play?[/p][/quote]ok maybe i was a little bit harsh in what i said..but im sick of seeing players we do have being messed about..we have a decent player in jamie reed..who hasn't been given a decent chance this season to prove his worth.. redbluelion
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6:34pm Tue 15 Jan 13

bartsimmo says...

here here red blue lion! So futsal is a 5 a side game. Hmmmm fitness for 90 will be a concern.

Mills will only brig in better than what we have? Then why a 5 a side player on short term till end of the season?

Just play Reed and Walker together in a 442 with Blair on the wing Rodman on the other after Aldershot and reap the rewards!
here here red blue lion! So futsal is a 5 a side game. Hmmmm fitness for 90 will be a concern. Mills will only brig in better than what we have? Then why a 5 a side player on short term till end of the season? Just play Reed and Walker together in a 442 with Blair on the wing Rodman on the other after Aldershot and reap the rewards! bartsimmo
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6:35pm Tue 15 Jan 13

KAI 1981 says...

I'm all for backing Jamie reed, he produces the goods and still can't fill a vacant position, then mills signs a unheard off player, hope the gamble pays off!
I'm all for backing Jamie reed, he produces the goods and still can't fill a vacant position, then mills signs a unheard off player, hope the gamble pays off! KAI 1981
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6:40pm Tue 15 Jan 13

uhtred says...

Anyone who is a known talent is going to cost the sort of money we do not have, so we have to take a punt and hopefully come up with a gem from the lesser known footballing areas, just as Kettering did with matt. Give the guy a chance, he is only signed to the end of season so it is not another hendo situation. We do need cover if reed wants away, he will go at the end of the season whatever on a free, so we might as well get some cash now.
Anyone who is a known talent is going to cost the sort of money we do not have, so we have to take a punt and hopefully come up with a gem from the lesser known footballing areas, just as Kettering did with matt. Give the guy a chance, he is only signed to the end of season so it is not another hendo situation. We do need cover if reed wants away, he will go at the end of the season whatever on a free, so we might as well get some cash now. uhtred
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7:01pm Tue 15 Jan 13

uhtred says...

uhtred wrote:
Anyone who is a known talent is going to cost the sort of money we do not have, so we have to take a punt and hopefully come up with a gem from the lesser known footballing areas, just as Kettering did with matt. Give the guy a chance, he is only signed to the end of season so it is not another hendo situation. We do need cover if reed wants away, he will go at the end of the season whatever on a free, so we might as well get some cash now.
...Kidderminster.
[quote][p][bold]uhtred[/bold] wrote: Anyone who is a known talent is going to cost the sort of money we do not have, so we have to take a punt and hopefully come up with a gem from the lesser known footballing areas, just as Kettering did with matt. Give the guy a chance, he is only signed to the end of season so it is not another hendo situation. We do need cover if reed wants away, he will go at the end of the season whatever on a free, so we might as well get some cash now.[/p][/quote]...Kidderminster. uhtred
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7:06pm Tue 15 Jan 13

YO1 says...

I support Gary Mills but there is something odd about turning down the opportunity to sign Brodie and then signing a lad with virtually no experience of league football in this country.

It would have sat more comfortably if Gary just said either we couldn't compete financially or acknowledged he lost out due to indecision.

The reality is that we might need to rake a punt on a few unknowns to turn up a gem. Good luck to the lad and apologies to you if you are reading this. It's just that we have had quite a few very poor signings alongside some very good ones in the past couple of years.
I support Gary Mills but there is something odd about turning down the opportunity to sign Brodie and then signing a lad with virtually no experience of league football in this country. It would have sat more comfortably if Gary just said either we couldn't compete financially or acknowledged he lost out due to indecision. The reality is that we might need to rake a punt on a few unknowns to turn up a gem. Good luck to the lad and apologies to you if you are reading this. It's just that we have had quite a few very poor signings alongside some very good ones in the past couple of years. YO1
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7:11pm Tue 15 Jan 13

brahma says...

bartsimmo wrote:
here here red blue lion! So futsal is a 5 a side game. Hmmmm fitness for 90 will be a concern.

Mills will only brig in better than what we have? Then why a 5 a side player on short term till end of the season?

Just play Reed and Walker together in a 442 with Blair on the wing Rodman on the other after Aldershot and reap the rewards!
He wasn't playing futsal in Iceland though - he was playing in the Europa League qualifiers for a start.
[quote][p][bold]bartsimmo[/bold] wrote: here here red blue lion! So futsal is a 5 a side game. Hmmmm fitness for 90 will be a concern. Mills will only brig in better than what we have? Then why a 5 a side player on short term till end of the season? Just play Reed and Walker together in a 442 with Blair on the wing Rodman on the other after Aldershot and reap the rewards![/p][/quote]He wasn't playing futsal in Iceland though - he was playing in the Europa League qualifiers for a start. brahma
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7:22pm Tue 15 Jan 13

circuitous route dorset says...

I have no idea what this lad's like just like I'd never heard of Lionel Messi ten years ago. Some ridiculous comments from largely illiterate posters. Grow up! And for the post that Reed's a legend (on another thread) - I may have not been a convert - even so I agree he certainly has made a big contribution and will be a talent gone begging, but a legend? Just a silly, silly evaluation. I really think that he has not learnt the professional game -and by that I mean what we all have to do at work - listen to and satisfy the boss even if you think he is an arsenal! Or maybe he always wanted to go home-and that is perfectly understandable in a youngster. Either way, good luck Ben and may you prove to be a legend and good luck Jamie in your desires to be a big fish.
I have no idea what this lad's like just like I'd never heard of Lionel Messi ten years ago. Some ridiculous comments from largely illiterate posters. Grow up! And for the post that Reed's a legend (on another thread) - I may have not been a convert - even so I agree he certainly has made a big contribution and will be a talent gone begging, but a legend? Just a silly, silly evaluation. I really think that he has not learnt the professional game -and by that I mean what we all have to do at work - listen to and satisfy the boss even if you think he is an arsenal! Or maybe he always wanted to go home-and that is perfectly understandable in a youngster. Either way, good luck Ben and may you prove to be a legend and good luck Jamie in your desires to be a big fish. circuitous route dorset
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7:22pm Tue 15 Jan 13

openallhours says...

As other posters have rightly said, he's worth a punt but I can understand the frustrations of some on here. As it's already been pointed out, we're a 4th division club with not very much money. We're going to have to 'find' a gem as opposed to going out and buying one.
As other posters have rightly said, he's worth a punt but I can understand the frustrations of some on here. As it's already been pointed out, we're a 4th division club with not very much money. We're going to have to 'find' a gem as opposed to going out and buying one. openallhours
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7:31pm Tue 15 Jan 13

rupertbehr says...

For God's sake ! ...... Let's all give the lad a chance.
Welcome to York City Ben ....Do us proud son, Millsy's given you the green
light, and that's good enough for me !!!
For God's sake ! ...... Let's all give the lad a chance. Welcome to York City Ben ....Do us proud son, Millsy's given you the green light, and that's good enough for me !!! rupertbehr
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7:38pm Tue 15 Jan 13

THETELLEROFTALES says...

All 'gems' are found by someone at some point. They don't just magic themselves out of thin air.

If there is one thing that lets York City down ... as far as the general public are concerned...it's the idiotic postings on this site.

Lets assume Mr Mills has a lot of contacts in the game...Everson was recommended to Mills...Mills invites him to train with the squad and thinks he is worth a short term contract.
What on earth could possibly be wrong with that?

Maybe a 'gem' waiting to be discovered. I for one certainly hope so.
All 'gems' are found by someone at some point. They don't just magic themselves out of thin air. If there is one thing that lets York City down ... as far as the general public are concerned...it's the idiotic postings on this site. Lets assume Mr Mills has a lot of contacts in the game...Everson was recommended to Mills...Mills invites him to train with the squad and thinks he is worth a short term contract. What on earth could possibly be wrong with that? Maybe a 'gem' waiting to be discovered. I for one certainly hope so. THETELLEROFTALES
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7:44pm Tue 15 Jan 13

Theapplesarecoming says...

Football players are in the public circle like celebs, there is always someone bad mouthing them , it's part of the job aswell as the good times
Football players are in the public circle like celebs, there is always someone bad mouthing them , it's part of the job aswell as the good times Theapplesarecoming
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8:04pm Tue 15 Jan 13

W6yorkie says...

Er, yes, a bit of a strange one, certainly. A gamble, let's be honest. But good luck to him. The likes of Dobie, Henderson and Ashikodi haven't exactly set the world alight.
An old item from borofutsal.com:
Ben Everson has left Middlesbrough and returned to Texas, USA, where he will continue his degree and play in the NCAA Soccer Championship for West Texas University. He made two appearances for Boro, scoring six goals, helping the team to record two wins and go top of the FA Futsal League North.
Everson has often stated that he would rather play futsal than football and is interested in a move to Italy to play alongside former teammate Matthew Wootton and his manager Damon Shaw has no doubt he has the ability to play at the top. "Ben has bags of ability, and with regular futsal training he could become a world class player. If he plays regularly I have no doubt he would be in the England team and could play in the Division de Honor or Serie A.
Er, yes, a bit of a strange one, certainly. A gamble, let's be honest. But good luck to him. The likes of Dobie, Henderson and Ashikodi haven't exactly set the world alight. An old item from borofutsal.com: Ben Everson has left Middlesbrough and returned to Texas, USA, where he will continue his degree and play in the NCAA Soccer Championship for West Texas University. He made two appearances for Boro, scoring six goals, helping the team to record two wins and go top of the FA Futsal League North. Everson has often stated that he would rather play futsal than football and is interested in a move to Italy to play alongside former teammate Matthew Wootton and his manager Damon Shaw has no doubt he has the ability to play at the top. "Ben has bags of ability, and with regular futsal training he could become a world class player. If he plays regularly I have no doubt he would be in the England team and could play in the Division de Honor or Serie A. W6yorkie
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8:09pm Tue 15 Jan 13

eldewsio says...

SIMPLES
Welcome to a great club Ben and all the very best from all the York City fans.
100% commitment, Listen and learn, Passion and Desire. Thats all we ask.
Good Luck mate
SIMPLES Welcome to a great club Ben and all the very best from all the York City fans. 100% commitment, Listen and learn, Passion and Desire. Thats all we ask. Good Luck mate eldewsio
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8:38pm Tue 15 Jan 13

Tug job says...

YO1 wrote:
I support Gary Mills but there is something odd about turning down the opportunity to sign Brodie and then signing a lad with virtually no experience of league football in this country.

It would have sat more comfortably if Gary just said either we couldn't compete financially or acknowledged he lost out due to indecision.

The reality is that we might need to rake a punt on a few unknowns to turn up a gem. Good luck to the lad and apologies to you if you are reading this. It's just that we have had quite a few very poor signings alongside some very good ones in the past couple of years.
Nothing at all odd about Brodie decision: we play a different style, we can't afford his wages and there were off-field problems before he left, all of which caused GM concern. In the event, Brodie chose to sign for someone else, so good luck to him. We didn't get promoted when Brodie played for us and, in all honesty, you can't say he played well in either of the Wembley finals he played in. He had a couple of good seasons for us, which we are all grateful for but has everyone forgotten the abuse and ridicule he was subject to when he first joined us? Let's all give the new man a chance and see how he plays.
[quote][p][bold]YO1[/bold] wrote: I support Gary Mills but there is something odd about turning down the opportunity to sign Brodie and then signing a lad with virtually no experience of league football in this country. It would have sat more comfortably if Gary just said either we couldn't compete financially or acknowledged he lost out due to indecision. The reality is that we might need to rake a punt on a few unknowns to turn up a gem. Good luck to the lad and apologies to you if you are reading this. It's just that we have had quite a few very poor signings alongside some very good ones in the past couple of years.[/p][/quote]Nothing at all odd about Brodie decision: we play a different style, we can't afford his wages and there were off-field problems before he left, all of which caused GM concern. In the event, Brodie chose to sign for someone else, so good luck to him. We didn't get promoted when Brodie played for us and, in all honesty, you can't say he played well in either of the Wembley finals he played in. He had a couple of good seasons for us, which we are all grateful for but has everyone forgotten the abuse and ridicule he was subject to when he first joined us? Let's all give the new man a chance and see how he plays. Tug job
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8:51pm Tue 15 Jan 13

YO1 says...

Tug job wrote:
YO1 wrote:
I support Gary Mills but there is something odd about turning down the opportunity to sign Brodie and then signing a lad with virtually no experience of league football in this country.

It would have sat more comfortably if Gary just said either we couldn't compete financially or acknowledged he lost out due to indecision.

The reality is that we might need to rake a punt on a few unknowns to turn up a gem. Good luck to the lad and apologies to you if you are reading this. It's just that we have had quite a few very poor signings alongside some very good ones in the past couple of years.
Nothing at all odd about Brodie decision: we play a different style, we can't afford his wages and there were off-field problems before he left, all of which caused GM concern. In the event, Brodie chose to sign for someone else, so good luck to him. We didn't get promoted when Brodie played for us and, in all honesty, you can't say he played well in either of the Wembley finals he played in. He had a couple of good seasons for us, which we are all grateful for but has everyone forgotten the abuse and ridicule he was subject to when he first joined us? Let's all give the new man a chance and see how he plays.
Very good point about Brodie being written off by many fans, particularly on this forum, when he started at City.

Have to disagree with your opinion on him not being suited to a return. He was on GM's radar but we missed out to Grimsby who were more decisive.

He's divided opinion on Grimsby fans forum after two matches but that's Brodie. People seem to either love him or hate him. I personally had a lot of time for him and 37 goals in his last season at City were evidence of his ability. It will be a long time before we have anyone that prolific again.
[quote][p][bold]Tug job[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]YO1[/bold] wrote: I support Gary Mills but there is something odd about turning down the opportunity to sign Brodie and then signing a lad with virtually no experience of league football in this country. It would have sat more comfortably if Gary just said either we couldn't compete financially or acknowledged he lost out due to indecision. The reality is that we might need to rake a punt on a few unknowns to turn up a gem. Good luck to the lad and apologies to you if you are reading this. It's just that we have had quite a few very poor signings alongside some very good ones in the past couple of years.[/p][/quote]Nothing at all odd about Brodie decision: we play a different style, we can't afford his wages and there were off-field problems before he left, all of which caused GM concern. In the event, Brodie chose to sign for someone else, so good luck to him. We didn't get promoted when Brodie played for us and, in all honesty, you can't say he played well in either of the Wembley finals he played in. He had a couple of good seasons for us, which we are all grateful for but has everyone forgotten the abuse and ridicule he was subject to when he first joined us? Let's all give the new man a chance and see how he plays.[/p][/quote]Very good point about Brodie being written off by many fans, particularly on this forum, when he started at City. Have to disagree with your opinion on him not being suited to a return. He was on GM's radar but we missed out to Grimsby who were more decisive. He's divided opinion on Grimsby fans forum after two matches but that's Brodie. People seem to either love him or hate him. I personally had a lot of time for him and 37 goals in his last season at City were evidence of his ability. It will be a long time before we have anyone that prolific again. YO1
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8:53pm Tue 15 Jan 13

carterjason says...

Okay so this lad is unknown, be intresting to see though what he is like, and if given start where he will slot into the team.
I agree lets see what he can do.
Okay so this lad is unknown, be intresting to see though what he is like, and if given start where he will slot into the team. I agree lets see what he can do. carterjason
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10:45pm Tue 15 Jan 13

PDH says...

No wonder Reedy has put in a transfer request?
Not getting games and a striker is brought in 3 / 4 weeks ago on trial, hint hint.
Good luck Jamie, join a club that plays 4-4-2 and you will do well.
No wonder Reedy has put in a transfer request? Not getting games and a striker is brought in 3 / 4 weeks ago on trial, hint hint. Good luck Jamie, join a club that plays 4-4-2 and you will do well. PDH
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10:47pm Tue 15 Jan 13

GLUTON INTOLERANT says...

I thought we were getting a big strong centre forward from the tough competitive Icelandic league but he's just a wee lad from Middlesborough . Hopefully the manager knows what he's doing . This isn't the big signing everyone would like but I just hope this guy is playing from the off on Saturday and we're not waiting a few months to see if he cuts the mustard at this level otherwise its just another Blinkhorn situation as previous posters have stated.
I thought we were getting a big strong centre forward from the tough competitive Icelandic league but he's just a wee lad from Middlesborough . Hopefully the manager knows what he's doing . This isn't the big signing everyone would like but I just hope this guy is playing from the off on Saturday and we're not waiting a few months to see if he cuts the mustard at this level otherwise its just another Blinkhorn situation as previous posters have stated. GLUTON INTOLERANT
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11:27pm Tue 15 Jan 13

walwynwasgod says...

Tug Job

I think wages weren't a problem with Brodie's possible return. It's just that Grimsby stepped in first while Mills was pondering over a decision. He was all set to sign if he had been offered terms sooner. However, good luck to the new lad. We shouldn't pass comment until we've seen him.
Tug Job I think wages weren't a problem with Brodie's possible return. It's just that Grimsby stepped in first while Mills was pondering over a decision. He was all set to sign if he had been offered terms sooner. However, good luck to the new lad. We shouldn't pass comment until we've seen him. walwynwasgod
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12:03am Wed 16 Jan 13

GreenshawGrinder says...

Give him a chance, short term signing till the end of the season. Will probably start on the bench on Saturday if the game is on and he is cleared to play. We ain't got pots of money so this is the route we have to go down.
Give him a chance, short term signing till the end of the season. Will probably start on the bench on Saturday if the game is on and he is cleared to play. We ain't got pots of money so this is the route we have to go down. GreenshawGrinder
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3:46am Wed 16 Jan 13

Caliyorkia says...

Let's not carried away here. York City play in the fourth division. This is what Wikipedia says about Breidablik...

"...the team has stabilised itself in recent years as a real challenger in the Icelandic top flight. As current cup holders, Breiðablik competed in a European competition for the first time in 2010, facing Scottish Premier League side Motherwell in the Europa League. They lost the first leg 1–0 in Scotland, and lost by the same scoreline in the return leg..."

So that puts them a bit worse than Motherwell which leaves them a bit better than York City. Also, a US college team is a great place to learn the game; very good coaching physically and mentally.

Give him a chance. He may turn out to be very good by division 4 standards.
Let's not carried away here. York City play in the fourth division. This is what Wikipedia says about Breidablik... "...the team has stabilised itself in recent years as a real challenger in the Icelandic top flight. As current cup holders, Breiðablik competed in a European competition for the first time in 2010, facing Scottish Premier League side Motherwell in the Europa League. They lost the first leg 1–0 in Scotland, and lost by the same scoreline in the return leg..." So that puts them a bit worse than Motherwell which leaves them a bit better than York City. Also, a US college team is a great place to learn the game; very good coaching physically and mentally. Give him a chance. He may turn out to be very good by division 4 standards. Caliyorkia
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4:01am Wed 16 Jan 13

YoRkIe59 says...

Gary Mills like any other manager will stand or fall by the signings he makes,i just think sometimes he does himself no favours by how he words things that end up in the press for example.its crazy for us to think we are going to be able to sign even the bet here.that tho does make me think ok where are we going to get strikers better than Reedy or bringing back Brodie.we have had a fairly long list of front men that just havnt been good enough,so like everyone else i hope this lad is the one weve been needing.If he turns out to not be better than what we currently have i think more than a few people will be reminding G M of what he said regarding only bringing in better than what we have.in the meantime the lad is i York City player and deserves our support like any other.
Gary Mills like any other manager will stand or fall by the signings he makes,i just think sometimes he does himself no favours by how he words things that end up in the press for example.its crazy for us to think we are going to be able to sign even the bet here.that tho does make me think ok where are we going to get strikers better than Reedy or bringing back Brodie.we have had a fairly long list of front men that just havnt been good enough,so like everyone else i hope this lad is the one weve been needing.If he turns out to not be better than what we currently have i think more than a few people will be reminding G M of what he said regarding only bringing in better than what we have.in the meantime the lad is i York City player and deserves our support like any other. YoRkIe59
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7:24am Wed 16 Jan 13

YoRkIe59 says...

ha i think i lost mt thread somewhere in the middle of my attempted post what i meant to say was its not realistic for us even to sign the best the conference can offer i e Jamille Matt for example re his wages and transfer fee.think i wiped some by mistake
ha i think i lost mt thread somewhere in the middle of my attempted post what i meant to say was its not realistic for us even to sign the best the conference can offer i e Jamille Matt for example re his wages and transfer fee.think i wiped some by mistake YoRkIe59
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10:15am Wed 16 Jan 13

Tug job says...

walwynwasgod wrote:
Tug Job I think wages weren't a problem with Brodie's possible return. It's just that Grimsby stepped in first while Mills was pondering over a decision. He was all set to sign if he had been offered terms sooner. However, good luck to the new lad. We shouldn't pass comment until we've seen him.
I'm not sure if it was a case of GM "pondering" the decision or balancing risks before making a decision - he has to do what, in his opinion, is right for the club. From what you say, if GM had been 100% on Brodie, he'd have signed him. Clearly, then, there were other factors to take into account. I had understood that wages were a consideration but am happy to be put right on this. Of course, there is no guarantee that if he had signed Brodie he'd have played him!
[quote][p][bold]walwynwasgod[/bold] wrote: Tug Job I think wages weren't a problem with Brodie's possible return. It's just that Grimsby stepped in first while Mills was pondering over a decision. He was all set to sign if he had been offered terms sooner. However, good luck to the new lad. We shouldn't pass comment until we've seen him.[/p][/quote]I'm not sure if it was a case of GM "pondering" the decision or balancing risks before making a decision - he has to do what, in his opinion, is right for the club. From what you say, if GM had been 100% on Brodie, he'd have signed him. Clearly, then, there were other factors to take into account. I had understood that wages were a consideration but am happy to be put right on this. Of course, there is no guarantee that if he had signed Brodie he'd have played him! Tug job
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12:04pm Wed 16 Jan 13

1968expat says...

rupertbehr wrote:
For God's sake ! ...... Let's all give the lad a chance.
Welcome to York City Ben ....Do us proud son, Millsy's given you the green
light, and that's good enough for me !!!
This is the most sensible post on this subject, has for the rest hmm!
[quote][p][bold]rupertbehr[/bold] wrote: For God's sake ! ...... Let's all give the lad a chance. Welcome to York City Ben ....Do us proud son, Millsy's given you the green light, and that's good enough for me !!![/p][/quote]This is the most sensible post on this subject, has for the rest hmm! 1968expat
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12:07pm Wed 16 Jan 13

1968expat says...

THETELLEROFTALES wrote:
All 'gems' are found by someone at some point. They don't just magic themselves out of thin air.

If there is one thing that lets York City down ... as far as the general public are concerned...it's the idiotic postings on this site.

Lets assume Mr Mills has a lot of contacts in the game...Everson was recommended to Mills...Mills invites him to train with the squad and thinks he is worth a short term contract.
What on earth could possibly be wrong with that?

Maybe a 'gem' waiting to be discovered. I for one certainly hope so.
This is the 2nd best post on this subject, give the lad a chance
[quote][p][bold]THETELLEROFTALES[/bold] wrote: All 'gems' are found by someone at some point. They don't just magic themselves out of thin air. If there is one thing that lets York City down ... as far as the general public are concerned...it's the idiotic postings on this site. Lets assume Mr Mills has a lot of contacts in the game...Everson was recommended to Mills...Mills invites him to train with the squad and thinks he is worth a short term contract. What on earth could possibly be wrong with that? Maybe a 'gem' waiting to be discovered. I for one certainly hope so.[/p][/quote]This is the 2nd best post on this subject, give the lad a chance 1968expat
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12:47pm Wed 16 Jan 13

The_Baron89 says...

Tug job wrote:
walwynwasgod wrote: Tug Job I think wages weren't a problem with Brodie's possible return. It's just that Grimsby stepped in first while Mills was pondering over a decision. He was all set to sign if he had been offered terms sooner. However, good luck to the new lad. We shouldn't pass comment until we've seen him.
I'm not sure if it was a case of GM "pondering" the decision or balancing risks before making a decision - he has to do what, in his opinion, is right for the club. From what you say, if GM had been 100% on Brodie, he'd have signed him. Clearly, then, there were other factors to take into account. I had understood that wages were a consideration but am happy to be put right on this. Of course, there is no guarantee that if he had signed Brodie he'd have played him!
I think the thing with the Brodie non-signing could have been that we all know Mills is a massive fan of Jason Walker so Brodie probably wouldn't be playing that often. I doubt it would take long before there was potential for him to cause disharmony in the dressing room and such like.
[quote][p][bold]Tug job[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]walwynwasgod[/bold] wrote: Tug Job I think wages weren't a problem with Brodie's possible return. It's just that Grimsby stepped in first while Mills was pondering over a decision. He was all set to sign if he had been offered terms sooner. However, good luck to the new lad. We shouldn't pass comment until we've seen him.[/p][/quote]I'm not sure if it was a case of GM "pondering" the decision or balancing risks before making a decision - he has to do what, in his opinion, is right for the club. From what you say, if GM had been 100% on Brodie, he'd have signed him. Clearly, then, there were other factors to take into account. I had understood that wages were a consideration but am happy to be put right on this. Of course, there is no guarantee that if he had signed Brodie he'd have played him![/p][/quote]I think the thing with the Brodie non-signing could have been that we all know Mills is a massive fan of Jason Walker so Brodie probably wouldn't be playing that often. I doubt it would take long before there was potential for him to cause disharmony in the dressing room and such like. The_Baron89
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1:22pm Wed 16 Jan 13

Wilbur says...

redbluelion wrote:
there we go another player nobody else wants so we sign him...mills what a load of crap..another bench warmer..what happened to ill only sign players that are better then the ones we already have..tell this is a joke..
Reading Gary's comments on the player and why he's giving him a chance, highlights why he is a football manager and you, Mr Lion, are a dick.
[quote][p][bold]redbluelion[/bold] wrote: there we go another player nobody else wants so we sign him...mills what a load of crap..another bench warmer..what happened to ill only sign players that are better then the ones we already have..tell this is a joke..[/p][/quote]Reading Gary's comments on the player and why he's giving him a chance, highlights why he is a football manager and you, Mr Lion, are a dick. Wilbur
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2:13pm Wed 16 Jan 13

bill bailey says...

Wilbur wrote:
redbluelion wrote:
there we go another player nobody else wants so we sign him...mills what a load of crap..another bench warmer..what happened to ill only sign players that are better then the ones we already have..tell this is a joke..
Reading Gary's comments on the player and why he's giving him a chance, highlights why he is a football manager and you, Mr Lion, are a dick.
Well Wilber,Thats telling him.but i have to make the point.either Mr Mills is using
kidoligy with young Reed.hoping he will produce the goods over the next couple of weeks to up his value,or this new guy is something special and this leaves Reed still warming the bench.the
trouble with all this is ,if he is the goods
Mr Mills will be doing his agents job and he will off in the summer on "A FAST BOAT TO CHINA"
[quote][p][bold]Wilbur[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]redbluelion[/bold] wrote: there we go another player nobody else wants so we sign him...mills what a load of crap..another bench warmer..what happened to ill only sign players that are better then the ones we already have..tell this is a joke..[/p][/quote]Reading Gary's comments on the player and why he's giving him a chance, highlights why he is a football manager and you, Mr Lion, are a dick.[/p][/quote]Well Wilber,Thats telling him.but i have to make the point.either Mr Mills is using kidoligy with young Reed.hoping he will produce the goods over the next couple of weeks to up his value,or this new guy is something special and this leaves Reed still warming the bench.the trouble with all this is ,if he is the goods Mr Mills will be doing his agents job and he will off in the summer on "A FAST BOAT TO CHINA" bill bailey
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2:31pm Wed 16 Jan 13

The_Baron89 says...

bill bailey wrote:
Wilbur wrote:
redbluelion wrote: there we go another player nobody else wants so we sign him...mills what a load of crap..another bench warmer..what happened to ill only sign players that are better then the ones we already have..tell this is a joke..
Reading Gary's comments on the player and why he's giving him a chance, highlights why he is a football manager and you, Mr Lion, are a dick.
Well Wilber,Thats telling him.but i have to make the point.either Mr Mills is using kidoligy with young Reed.hoping he will produce the goods over the next couple of weeks to up his value,or this new guy is something special and this leaves Reed still warming the bench.the trouble with all this is ,if he is the goods Mr Mills will be doing his agents job and he will off in the summer on "A FAST BOAT TO CHINA"
I think all Mr Mills is doing is getting rid of a decent striker who is unwilling to play 2nd fiddle to Walker any longer and replacing him with a hopefully decent striker who is willing to play 2nd fiddle to Walker until the end of the season at least.
[quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wilbur[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]redbluelion[/bold] wrote: there we go another player nobody else wants so we sign him...mills what a load of crap..another bench warmer..what happened to ill only sign players that are better then the ones we already have..tell this is a joke..[/p][/quote]Reading Gary's comments on the player and why he's giving him a chance, highlights why he is a football manager and you, Mr Lion, are a dick.[/p][/quote]Well Wilber,Thats telling him.but i have to make the point.either Mr Mills is using kidoligy with young Reed.hoping he will produce the goods over the next couple of weeks to up his value,or this new guy is something special and this leaves Reed still warming the bench.the trouble with all this is ,if he is the goods Mr Mills will be doing his agents job and he will off in the summer on "A FAST BOAT TO CHINA"[/p][/quote]I think all Mr Mills is doing is getting rid of a decent striker who is unwilling to play 2nd fiddle to Walker any longer and replacing him with a hopefully decent striker who is willing to play 2nd fiddle to Walker until the end of the season at least. The_Baron89
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2:47pm Wed 16 Jan 13

Tug job says...

The_Baron89 wrote:
bill bailey wrote:
Wilbur wrote:
redbluelion wrote: there we go another player nobody else wants so we sign him...mills what a load of crap..another bench warmer..what happened to ill only sign players that are better then the ones we already have..tell this is a joke..
Reading Gary's comments on the player and why he's giving him a chance, highlights why he is a football manager and you, Mr Lion, are a dick.
Well Wilber,Thats telling him.but i have to make the point.either Mr Mills is using kidoligy with young Reed.hoping he will produce the goods over the next couple of weeks to up his value,or this new guy is something special and this leaves Reed still warming the bench.the trouble with all this is ,if he is the goods Mr Mills will be doing his agents job and he will off in the summer on "A FAST BOAT TO CHINA"
I think all Mr Mills is doing is getting rid of a decent striker who is unwilling to play 2nd fiddle to Walker any longer and replacing him with a hopefully decent striker who is willing to play 2nd fiddle to Walker until the end of the season at least.
I now wonder, given that Ben Everson has been here a month, if Reedy has seen him in training and has realised that he's a better player, or a player better able to fit into the passing/moving ("tippy tappy") style that we play, than JR himself can ever be, hence Jamie Reed putting in the transfer request. This is quite possible.
[quote][p][bold]The_Baron89[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wilbur[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]redbluelion[/bold] wrote: there we go another player nobody else wants so we sign him...mills what a load of crap..another bench warmer..what happened to ill only sign players that are better then the ones we already have..tell this is a joke..[/p][/quote]Reading Gary's comments on the player and why he's giving him a chance, highlights why he is a football manager and you, Mr Lion, are a dick.[/p][/quote]Well Wilber,Thats telling him.but i have to make the point.either Mr Mills is using kidoligy with young Reed.hoping he will produce the goods over the next couple of weeks to up his value,or this new guy is something special and this leaves Reed still warming the bench.the trouble with all this is ,if he is the goods Mr Mills will be doing his agents job and he will off in the summer on "A FAST BOAT TO CHINA"[/p][/quote]I think all Mr Mills is doing is getting rid of a decent striker who is unwilling to play 2nd fiddle to Walker any longer and replacing him with a hopefully decent striker who is willing to play 2nd fiddle to Walker until the end of the season at least.[/p][/quote]I now wonder, given that Ben Everson has been here a month, if Reedy has seen him in training and has realised that he's a better player, or a player better able to fit into the passing/moving ("tippy tappy") style that we play, than JR himself can ever be, hence Jamie Reed putting in the transfer request. This is quite possible. Tug job
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2:49pm Wed 16 Jan 13

bill bailey says...

The_Baron89 wrote:
bill bailey wrote:
Wilbur wrote:
redbluelion wrote: there we go another player nobody else wants so we sign him...mills what a load of crap..another bench warmer..what happened to ill only sign players that are better then the ones we already have..tell this is a joke..
Reading Gary's comments on the player and why he's giving him a chance, highlights why he is a football manager and you, Mr Lion, are a dick.
Well Wilber,Thats telling him.but i have to make the point.either Mr Mills is using kidoligy with young Reed.hoping he will produce the goods over the next couple of weeks to up his value,or this new guy is something special and this leaves Reed still warming the bench.the trouble with all this is ,if he is the goods Mr Mills will be doing his agents job and he will off in the summer on "A FAST BOAT TO CHINA"
I think all Mr Mills is doing is getting rid of a decent striker who is unwilling to play 2nd fiddle to Walker any longer and replacing him with a hopefully decent striker who is willing to play 2nd fiddle to Walker until the end of the season at least.
With respect, in my playing days i have never known anyone who wants to play second fiddle,if you do you have no
ambition ,and shouldnt be there.
[quote][p][bold]The_Baron89[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wilbur[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]redbluelion[/bold] wrote: there we go another player nobody else wants so we sign him...mills what a load of crap..another bench warmer..what happened to ill only sign players that are better then the ones we already have..tell this is a joke..[/p][/quote]Reading Gary's comments on the player and why he's giving him a chance, highlights why he is a football manager and you, Mr Lion, are a dick.[/p][/quote]Well Wilber,Thats telling him.but i have to make the point.either Mr Mills is using kidoligy with young Reed.hoping he will produce the goods over the next couple of weeks to up his value,or this new guy is something special and this leaves Reed still warming the bench.the trouble with all this is ,if he is the goods Mr Mills will be doing his agents job and he will off in the summer on "A FAST BOAT TO CHINA"[/p][/quote]I think all Mr Mills is doing is getting rid of a decent striker who is unwilling to play 2nd fiddle to Walker any longer and replacing him with a hopefully decent striker who is willing to play 2nd fiddle to Walker until the end of the season at least.[/p][/quote]With respect, in my playing days i have never known anyone who wants to play second fiddle,if you do you have no ambition ,and shouldnt be there. bill bailey
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3:07pm Wed 16 Jan 13

The_Baron89 says...

bill bailey wrote:
The_Baron89 wrote:
bill bailey wrote:
Wilbur wrote:
redbluelion wrote: there we go another player nobody else wants so we sign him...mills what a load of crap..another bench warmer..what happened to ill only sign players that are better then the ones we already have..tell this is a joke..
Reading Gary's comments on the player and why he's giving him a chance, highlights why he is a football manager and you, Mr Lion, are a dick.
Well Wilber,Thats telling him.but i have to make the point.either Mr Mills is using kidoligy with young Reed.hoping he will produce the goods over the next couple of weeks to up his value,or this new guy is something special and this leaves Reed still warming the bench.the trouble with all this is ,if he is the goods Mr Mills will be doing his agents job and he will off in the summer on "A FAST BOAT TO CHINA"
I think all Mr Mills is doing is getting rid of a decent striker who is unwilling to play 2nd fiddle to Walker any longer and replacing him with a hopefully decent striker who is willing to play 2nd fiddle to Walker until the end of the season at least.
With respect, in my playing days i have never known anyone who wants to play second fiddle,if you do you have no ambition ,and shouldnt be there.
I don't expect he wants to play 2nd fiddle but I'd be surprised if he supersedes Jason Walker straight away as the main striker. Reed has clearly reached the end of his tether in terms of being willing to warm the bench whereas Everson will still be at the start of his tether, so to speak.
[quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The_Baron89[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wilbur[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]redbluelion[/bold] wrote: there we go another player nobody else wants so we sign him...mills what a load of crap..another bench warmer..what happened to ill only sign players that are better then the ones we already have..tell this is a joke..[/p][/quote]Reading Gary's comments on the player and why he's giving him a chance, highlights why he is a football manager and you, Mr Lion, are a dick.[/p][/quote]Well Wilber,Thats telling him.but i have to make the point.either Mr Mills is using kidoligy with young Reed.hoping he will produce the goods over the next couple of weeks to up his value,or this new guy is something special and this leaves Reed still warming the bench.the trouble with all this is ,if he is the goods Mr Mills will be doing his agents job and he will off in the summer on "A FAST BOAT TO CHINA"[/p][/quote]I think all Mr Mills is doing is getting rid of a decent striker who is unwilling to play 2nd fiddle to Walker any longer and replacing him with a hopefully decent striker who is willing to play 2nd fiddle to Walker until the end of the season at least.[/p][/quote]With respect, in my playing days i have never known anyone who wants to play second fiddle,if you do you have no ambition ,and shouldnt be there.[/p][/quote]I don't expect he wants to play 2nd fiddle but I'd be surprised if he supersedes Jason Walker straight away as the main striker. Reed has clearly reached the end of his tether in terms of being willing to warm the bench whereas Everson will still be at the start of his tether, so to speak. The_Baron89
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3:36pm Wed 16 Jan 13

Yorkie69 says...

Tug job ( great name !) makes some good comments. Brodie was a one season wonder in my eyes and we did very well to cash in when we did. He`s not good enough for Division 2 football ( e.g Crawley, Morecambe) Regarding Ben Everson, at least GM has had a look at him in training therefore knows what he can do. I like many other supporters on here ( note the word supporters !) wish Ben a happy career at BC. I wish Reedy would stay though as he certainly upsets defences when he comes on. I personally would like to see Reed, Walker and Blair up front.
Tug job ( great name !) makes some good comments. Brodie was a one season wonder in my eyes and we did very well to cash in when we did. He`s not good enough for Division 2 football ( e.g Crawley, Morecambe) Regarding Ben Everson, at least GM has had a look at him in training therefore knows what he can do. I like many other supporters on here ( note the word supporters !) wish Ben a happy career at BC. I wish Reedy would stay though as he certainly upsets defences when he comes on. I personally would like to see Reed, Walker and Blair up front. Yorkie69
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3:49pm Wed 16 Jan 13

chalkytalky says...

Hopefully he will be a bit of a gem but I have to be honest and say i'm not convinced.
Mills has signed some horrific players (through form or injury or both):
Blinkhorn, Ashikodi, Dobie, Eugen Bopp, Doig (in my opinion as I dont rate him), Oli Johnson, Danny Blanchett, resigning a past it Bullock being the main ones that spring to mind. They wont have been playing for free either, so when it comes to wages so much budget has been wasted historically.
I'm a big fan of Reedy though but he doesn't want to give him a sniff. Which if you look at his history of excluding players it has proved him to be wrong, McGurk has been top drawer since his recall, Potts has done a good job since coming in too. Perhaps if Reedy had ever had a decent run of games we could have known for sure if he was good enough to play in any formation or not :(
Hopefully he will be a bit of a gem but I have to be honest and say i'm not convinced. Mills has signed some horrific players (through form or injury or both): Blinkhorn, Ashikodi, Dobie, Eugen Bopp, Doig (in my opinion as I dont rate him), Oli Johnson, Danny Blanchett, resigning a past it Bullock being the main ones that spring to mind. They wont have been playing for free either, so when it comes to wages so much budget has been wasted historically. I'm a big fan of Reedy though but he doesn't want to give him a sniff. Which if you look at his history of excluding players it has proved him to be wrong, McGurk has been top drawer since his recall, Potts has done a good job since coming in too. Perhaps if Reedy had ever had a decent run of games we could have known for sure if he was good enough to play in any formation or not :( chalkytalky
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5:03pm Wed 16 Jan 13

Phil, Leeds says...

We'll have to wait and see how he turns out and I'll reserve judgement until then. Unlikely to be Saturday though the way the weather is as the game will almost certainly have to be postponed.
We'll have to wait and see how he turns out and I'll reserve judgement until then. Unlikely to be Saturday though the way the weather is as the game will almost certainly have to be postponed. Phil, Leeds
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5:16pm Wed 16 Jan 13

brahma says...

The lad's goals (seven of them), a good few assists and evidence of his ability to go past players or hold the ball up from his ten games in the Icelandic Div 1, before he moved up to their Premiership with Breidablick. http://www.youtube.c
om/watch?v=GrBxdbK5k
9s
The lad's goals (seven of them), a good few assists and evidence of his ability to go past players or hold the ball up from his ten games in the Icelandic Div 1, before he moved up to their Premiership with Breidablick. http://www.youtube.c om/watch?v=GrBxdbK5k 9s brahma
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5:17pm Wed 16 Jan 13

play up city says...

Phil, Leeds wrote:
We'll have to wait and see how he turns out and I'll reserve judgement until then. Unlikely to be Saturday though the way the weather is as the game will almost certainly have to be postponed.
Well said Phil. Like i say you cant judge the man when he hasnt kicked a ball in anger for city!!! Alos i hope the blooming games on lol!!!
[quote][p][bold]Phil, Leeds[/bold] wrote: We'll have to wait and see how he turns out and I'll reserve judgement until then. Unlikely to be Saturday though the way the weather is as the game will almost certainly have to be postponed.[/p][/quote]Well said Phil. Like i say you cant judge the man when he hasnt kicked a ball in anger for city!!! Alos i hope the blooming games on lol!!! play up city
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6:31pm Wed 16 Jan 13

johnno65 says...

Really wanted to see young Tom Platt play a part in attack after the goals he's scored, guess the young lad might as well go back to Harrogate on loan will have to wait till next season now. young talented york players Mr Mills "use em or lose em"
Really wanted to see young Tom Platt play a part in attack after the goals he's scored, guess the young lad might as well go back to Harrogate on loan will have to wait till next season now. young talented york players Mr Mills "use em or lose em" johnno65
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6:56pm Wed 16 Jan 13

bill bailey says...

johnno65 wrote:
Really wanted to see young Tom Platt play a part in attack after the goals he's scored, guess the young lad might as well go back to Harrogate on loan will have to wait till next season now. young talented york players Mr Mills "use em or lose em"
I must agree 100% ,i have always made this point .this country lets its young home grown lads down,clubs should not lead them on ,if a player has a foreign name they seem to think they are better than a local lad,my old boss
Alec Stock always said.good enough
big enough.good enough old enough,
go out there and show me what your made off.,too many talented young players are messed about and get dishearted,
[quote][p][bold]johnno65[/bold] wrote: Really wanted to see young Tom Platt play a part in attack after the goals he's scored, guess the young lad might as well go back to Harrogate on loan will have to wait till next season now. young talented york players Mr Mills "use em or lose em"[/p][/quote]I must agree 100% ,i have always made this point .this country lets its young home grown lads down,clubs should not lead them on ,if a player has a foreign name they seem to think they are better than a local lad,my old boss Alec Stock always said.good enough big enough.good enough old enough, go out there and show me what your made off.,too many talented young players are messed about and get dishearted, bill bailey
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8:05pm Wed 16 Jan 13

new_fr says...

chalkytalky wrote:
Hopefully he will be a bit of a gem but I have to be honest and say i'm not convinced. Mills has signed some horrific players (through form or injury or both): Blinkhorn, Ashikodi, Dobie, Eugen Bopp, Doig (in my opinion as I dont rate him), Oli Johnson, Danny Blanchett, resigning a past it Bullock being the main ones that spring to mind. They wont have been playing for free either, so when it comes to wages so much budget has been wasted historically. I'm a big fan of Reedy though but he doesn't want to give him a sniff. Which if you look at his history of excluding players it has proved him to be wrong, McGurk has been top drawer since his recall, Potts has done a good job since coming in too. Perhaps if Reedy had ever had a decent run of games we could have known for sure if he was good enough to play in any formation or not :(
Mills never signs good players? What about Jason Walker, Matty Blair and Ashley Chambers, Paddy McLaughlin, Jon Challinor and Lanre Oyebanjo. All in one summer! At our level, every signing is a risk when you’re looking for the next Tony Canham, Andy McMillan, Martyn Woolford or Wayne Hall.
[quote][p][bold]chalkytalky[/bold] wrote: Hopefully he will be a bit of a gem but I have to be honest and say i'm not convinced. Mills has signed some horrific players (through form or injury or both): Blinkhorn, Ashikodi, Dobie, Eugen Bopp, Doig (in my opinion as I dont rate him), Oli Johnson, Danny Blanchett, resigning a past it Bullock being the main ones that spring to mind. They wont have been playing for free either, so when it comes to wages so much budget has been wasted historically. I'm a big fan of Reedy though but he doesn't want to give him a sniff. Which if you look at his history of excluding players it has proved him to be wrong, McGurk has been top drawer since his recall, Potts has done a good job since coming in too. Perhaps if Reedy had ever had a decent run of games we could have known for sure if he was good enough to play in any formation or not :([/p][/quote]Mills never signs good players? What about Jason Walker, Matty Blair and Ashley Chambers, Paddy McLaughlin, Jon Challinor and Lanre Oyebanjo. All in one summer! At our level, every signing is a risk when you’re looking for the next Tony Canham, Andy McMillan, Martyn Woolford or Wayne Hall. new_fr
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9:31pm Wed 16 Jan 13

bill bailey says...

I have mentioned James Keane on here before,he plays for FC,Elfsborg.i see he is at Portsmouth on a months loan (its Swedens close season)
I know the lad pity hes not here,
I have mentioned James Keane on here before,he plays for FC,Elfsborg.i see he is at Portsmouth on a months loan (its Swedens close season) I know the lad pity hes not here, bill bailey
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9:34pm Wed 16 Jan 13

dazthecat says...

brahma wrote:
The lad's goals (seven of them), a good few assists and evidence of his ability to go past players or hold the ball up from his ten games in the Icelandic Div 1, before he moved up to their Premiership with Breidablick. http://www.youtube.c

om/watch?v=GrBxdbK5k

9s
I was just coming on here to post that link. I know it's probably not a great standard in Icelandic league (though I admit a complete ignorance on the subject) but I like the look of what I saw in that video, he looks like exactly what we could do with.

On reedy, he just doesn't fit our system, which is a shame cos I like the guy, but changing a successful system (in my opinion mid table is successful) to accommodate one player isn't a good idea. Everson seems to be a much better fit looking at that video
[quote][p][bold]brahma[/bold] wrote: The lad's goals (seven of them), a good few assists and evidence of his ability to go past players or hold the ball up from his ten games in the Icelandic Div 1, before he moved up to their Premiership with Breidablick. http://www.youtube.c om/watch?v=GrBxdbK5k 9s[/p][/quote]I was just coming on here to post that link. I know it's probably not a great standard in Icelandic league (though I admit a complete ignorance on the subject) but I like the look of what I saw in that video, he looks like exactly what we could do with. On reedy, he just doesn't fit our system, which is a shame cos I like the guy, but changing a successful system (in my opinion mid table is successful) to accommodate one player isn't a good idea. Everson seems to be a much better fit looking at that video dazthecat
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9:49pm Wed 16 Jan 13

YoRkIe59 says...

i disagree regarding Brodie being a one season wonder tho its academic now,but re his time at Crawley in league two there wasnt any time at Crawley in league two he was farmed out to the other money bags loaded with strikers Fleetwood and at Morecambe he had a better strike rate than most of the players constantly touted on here,Brodies not good enough for us Reedys not good enough for us i think we need to get used to the fact Messi isnt gonna be coming here.we arnt exactly overloaded with great forewards even if Everson turns out to be one of our better ones there really ought to be enough scope to give such as Reed more game time.does anybody seriously think johnson is going to kick a ball in anger for us it should be the likes of him we are waving goodbye to not Jamie Reed.
i disagree regarding Brodie being a one season wonder tho its academic now,but re his time at Crawley in league two there wasnt any time at Crawley in league two he was farmed out to the other money bags loaded with strikers Fleetwood and at Morecambe he had a better strike rate than most of the players constantly touted on here,Brodies not good enough for us Reedys not good enough for us i think we need to get used to the fact Messi isnt gonna be coming here.we arnt exactly overloaded with great forewards even if Everson turns out to be one of our better ones there really ought to be enough scope to give such as Reed more game time.does anybody seriously think johnson is going to kick a ball in anger for us it should be the likes of him we are waving goodbye to not Jamie Reed. YoRkIe59
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11:06pm Wed 16 Jan 13

Tug job says...

YoRkIe59 wrote:
i disagree regarding Brodie being a one season wonder tho its academic now,but re his time at Crawley in league two there wasnt any time at Crawley in league two he was farmed out to the other money bags loaded with strikers Fleetwood and at Morecambe he had a better strike rate than most of the players constantly touted on here,Brodies not good enough for us Reedys not good enough for us i think we need to get used to the fact Messi isnt gonna be coming here.we arnt exactly overloaded with great forewards even if Everson turns out to be one of our better ones there really ought to be enough scope to give such as Reed more game time.does anybody seriously think johnson is going to kick a ball in anger for us it should be the likes of him we are waving goodbye to not Jamie Reed.
Richard Brodie signed a 3 year deal with Crawley in 2010. He spent all of last season on loan at Fleetwood. He has spent the first 6 months of this season on loan at Morecambe, scoring 6 goals in 27 appearances, but has been beset by "anger management" issues according to their manager. He has signed a loan deal with Grimsby for the rest of this season. His parent club remains Crawley Town. The former Crawley manager, Steve Evans, has made a number of disparaging comments about RB and has made no effort to take him to Rotherham.
[quote][p][bold]YoRkIe59[/bold] wrote: i disagree regarding Brodie being a one season wonder tho its academic now,but re his time at Crawley in league two there wasnt any time at Crawley in league two he was farmed out to the other money bags loaded with strikers Fleetwood and at Morecambe he had a better strike rate than most of the players constantly touted on here,Brodies not good enough for us Reedys not good enough for us i think we need to get used to the fact Messi isnt gonna be coming here.we arnt exactly overloaded with great forewards even if Everson turns out to be one of our better ones there really ought to be enough scope to give such as Reed more game time.does anybody seriously think johnson is going to kick a ball in anger for us it should be the likes of him we are waving goodbye to not Jamie Reed.[/p][/quote]Richard Brodie signed a 3 year deal with Crawley in 2010. He spent all of last season on loan at Fleetwood. He has spent the first 6 months of this season on loan at Morecambe, scoring 6 goals in 27 appearances, but has been beset by "anger management" issues according to their manager. He has signed a loan deal with Grimsby for the rest of this season. His parent club remains Crawley Town. The former Crawley manager, Steve Evans, has made a number of disparaging comments about RB and has made no effort to take him to Rotherham. Tug job
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3:49am Thu 17 Jan 13

YoRkIe59 says...

heck tug job i think people on here could sometimes do with a bit of anger management ha we,ll agree to differ on Brodie eh.
heck tug job i think people on here could sometimes do with a bit of anger management ha we,ll agree to differ on Brodie eh. YoRkIe59
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8:25am Thu 17 Jan 13

THETELLEROFTALES says...

I find it incredible that some people are critical of Mills for his signings such as Eugen Bopp an Oli Johnson.
Both players suffered injury and it must be very frustrating for them, especially Johnson.
But it doesn't make them bad players.
If a supporter trips and sprains his ankle on the way to the match and has to go home, does that make him a bad supporter?
I find it incredible that some people are critical of Mills for his signings such as Eugen Bopp an Oli Johnson. Both players suffered injury and it must be very frustrating for them, especially Johnson. But it doesn't make them bad players. If a supporter trips and sprains his ankle on the way to the match and has to go home, does that make him a bad supporter? THETELLEROFTALES
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8:59am Thu 17 Jan 13

Tug job says...

THETELLEROFTALES wrote:
I find it incredible that some people are critical of Mills for his signings such as Eugen Bopp an Oli Johnson. Both players suffered injury and it must be very frustrating for them, especially Johnson. But it doesn't make them bad players. If a supporter trips and sprains his ankle on the way to the match and has to go home, does that make him a bad supporter?
Must be very frustrating for GM, too!
[quote][p][bold]THETELLEROFTALES[/bold] wrote: I find it incredible that some people are critical of Mills for his signings such as Eugen Bopp an Oli Johnson. Both players suffered injury and it must be very frustrating for them, especially Johnson. But it doesn't make them bad players. If a supporter trips and sprains his ankle on the way to the match and has to go home, does that make him a bad supporter?[/p][/quote]Must be very frustrating for GM, too! Tug job
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12:19pm Thu 17 Jan 13

chalkytalky says...

new_fr wrote:
chalkytalky wrote: Hopefully he will be a bit of a gem but I have to be honest and say i'm not convinced. Mills has signed some horrific players (through form or injury or both): Blinkhorn, Ashikodi, Dobie, Eugen Bopp, Doig (in my opinion as I dont rate him), Oli Johnson, Danny Blanchett, resigning a past it Bullock being the main ones that spring to mind. They wont have been playing for free either, so when it comes to wages so much budget has been wasted historically. I'm a big fan of Reedy though but he doesn't want to give him a sniff. Which if you look at his history of excluding players it has proved him to be wrong, McGurk has been top drawer since his recall, Potts has done a good job since coming in too. Perhaps if Reedy had ever had a decent run of games we could have known for sure if he was good enough to play in any formation or not :(
Mills never signs good players? What about Jason Walker, Matty Blair and Ashley Chambers, Paddy McLaughlin, Jon Challinor and Lanre Oyebanjo. All in one summer! At our level, every signing is a risk when you’re looking for the next Tony Canham, Andy McMillan, Martyn Woolford or Wayne Hall.
Where did I sau Milles never signs good players?
He signed Reedy who is a good one for starters. So I know he does sign some good gems (although he doesnt fancy him in the team).
Chambers and McLaughlin are good examples as they were 'unknowns', we all knew about Walker, Blair and Lanre from playing against conference teams.
I missed Henderson off my list of bads ones too haha.
What my point was that he has signed some bad (known and unknown) players and i'm not convinced by his record at signing players. If you look at the ratio more than half the players he signs have been duds. Not a great ratio :(
[quote][p][bold]new_fr[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]chalkytalky[/bold] wrote: Hopefully he will be a bit of a gem but I have to be honest and say i'm not convinced. Mills has signed some horrific players (through form or injury or both): Blinkhorn, Ashikodi, Dobie, Eugen Bopp, Doig (in my opinion as I dont rate him), Oli Johnson, Danny Blanchett, resigning a past it Bullock being the main ones that spring to mind. They wont have been playing for free either, so when it comes to wages so much budget has been wasted historically. I'm a big fan of Reedy though but he doesn't want to give him a sniff. Which if you look at his history of excluding players it has proved him to be wrong, McGurk has been top drawer since his recall, Potts has done a good job since coming in too. Perhaps if Reedy had ever had a decent run of games we could have known for sure if he was good enough to play in any formation or not :([/p][/quote]Mills never signs good players? What about Jason Walker, Matty Blair and Ashley Chambers, Paddy McLaughlin, Jon Challinor and Lanre Oyebanjo. All in one summer! At our level, every signing is a risk when you’re looking for the next Tony Canham, Andy McMillan, Martyn Woolford or Wayne Hall.[/p][/quote]Where did I sau Milles never signs good players? He signed Reedy who is a good one for starters. So I know he does sign some good gems (although he doesnt fancy him in the team). Chambers and McLaughlin are good examples as they were 'unknowns', we all knew about Walker, Blair and Lanre from playing against conference teams. I missed Henderson off my list of bads ones too haha. What my point was that he has signed some bad (known and unknown) players and i'm not convinced by his record at signing players. If you look at the ratio more than half the players he signs have been duds. Not a great ratio :( chalkytalky
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2:20pm Fri 18 Jan 13

updarails123 says...

Seen this guy play when i was on holiday in iceland. the ball just stuck to his foot, great player. wish he was at harrogate.
#updarail
Seen this guy play when i was on holiday in iceland. the ball just stuck to his foot, great player. wish he was at harrogate. #updarail updarails123
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