York City's Dan Parslow shines in new role at left-back

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UTILITY man Dan Parslow was praised for an “outstanding” performance at left-back in York City’s 1-1 draw with Gillingham at Priestfield.

Parslow, used at centre-back, right-back and in a midfield holding role by manager Gary Mills, lined up on the left side of defence in place of Jamal Fyfield, who picked up an ankle injury in training.

The City boss chose to select Parslow for the role and give left-footed on-loan teenage Blackburn defender Jack O’Connell his debut in the centre of defence alongside captain Chris Smith.

On that decision, Mills added: “Dan Parslow was outstanding at left-back.

“I played him there because he’s Dan Parslow and I know what I will get from him. His left foot is all right as well and he’s got that bit of pace.

“I played left-back despite being right-footed and liked it. It can help you read the game better.

“I could have put Jack there, but he wants to be a centre-half. He did well next to Smudge and it’s not easy because he’s not had a lot of time with us.”

With Parslow shifting flanks, Lanre Oyebanjo was recalled at right-back but his afternoon ended prematurely on 81 minutes due to him feeling the effects of an earlier aerial collision with Charlie Lee.

The Gills midfielder went off the pitch twice for treatment but carried on until the final whistle with home manager Martin Allen having made all three of his substitutions after 55 minutes.

A concerned Mills said: “It was a great header from Banj.

“He was brave to go for it but it was a nasty, nasty clash of heads.

“He was bleeding out of his ear and did not know what day it was but it shows his commitment and he was excellent coming back in at right-back. I just hope both players will be okay now.”

Mills went on to pay tribute to the 258 City supporters who cheered on the team, saying: “Our fans were superb again because it’s a long way to travel. Hopefully the performance and, maybe, the result helped them have a good journey back.”

Physio Jeff Miller did not make the 240-mile trip to Kent, however, due to illness with Tom Robinson, who normally takes care of the club’s academy players, filling in.

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11:48am Mon 28 Jan 13

billoofyork says...

get well soon jeff miller
get well soon jeff miller billoofyork
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1:04pm Mon 28 Jan 13

SamYCFC says...

i dont understand why daniel parslow HAS to be accommodated.

I speak for 90% of city fans when i say Parslow and Smith are not good enough for the first team.
i dont understand why daniel parslow HAS to be accommodated. I speak for 90% of city fans when i say Parslow and Smith are not good enough for the first team. SamYCFC
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1:34pm Mon 28 Jan 13

YoRkIe59 says...

id love to know where and how you came by that stat sam so called ycfc
id love to know where and how you came by that stat sam so called ycfc YoRkIe59
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3:50pm Mon 28 Jan 13

The_Baron89 says...

SamYCFC wrote:
i dont understand why daniel parslow HAS to be accommodated. I speak for 90% of city fans when i say Parslow and Smith are not good enough for the first team.
No you don't. And even if you did; you're wrong.x
[quote][p][bold]SamYCFC[/bold] wrote: i dont understand why daniel parslow HAS to be accommodated. I speak for 90% of city fans when i say Parslow and Smith are not good enough for the first team.[/p][/quote]No you don't. And even if you did; you're wrong.x The_Baron89
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3:55pm Mon 28 Jan 13

Dortmun says...

The_Baron89 wrote:
SamYCFC wrote:
i dont understand why daniel parslow HAS to be accommodated. I speak for 90% of city fans when i say Parslow and Smith are not good enough for the first team.
No you don't. And even if you did; you're wrong.x
And I second that.
I cannot believe the stick Parslow gets on here from some so called supporters.
[quote][p][bold]The_Baron89[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SamYCFC[/bold] wrote: i dont understand why daniel parslow HAS to be accommodated. I speak for 90% of city fans when i say Parslow and Smith are not good enough for the first team.[/p][/quote]No you don't. And even if you did; you're wrong.x[/p][/quote]And I second that. I cannot believe the stick Parslow gets on here from some so called supporters. Dortmun
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5:43pm Mon 28 Jan 13

duffy says...

If we want to move forward we need two dedicated full backs and strong centre halves the way every good York City team in history has from the team of the 70s that made league two as it was, to the Smith team of the 80s, to the Ward team of the 90s. Sorry if that upsets some posters but for me that's just the way it is.
If we want to move forward we need two dedicated full backs and strong centre halves the way every good York City team in history has from the team of the 70s that made league two as it was, to the Smith team of the 80s, to the Ward team of the 90s. Sorry if that upsets some posters but for me that's just the way it is. duffy
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6:08pm Mon 28 Jan 13

Dortmun says...

duffy wrote:
If we want to move forward we need two dedicated full backs and strong centre halves the way every good York City team in history has from the team of the 70s that made league two as it was, to the Smith team of the 80s, to the Ward team of the 90s. Sorry if that upsets some posters but for me that's just the way it is.
Don't think many would disagree with that duffy, but at the moment we have no money to buy any better than we have already got and so should be happy with where we are. Holding our own back in the football league.
[quote][p][bold]duffy[/bold] wrote: If we want to move forward we need two dedicated full backs and strong centre halves the way every good York City team in history has from the team of the 70s that made league two as it was, to the Smith team of the 80s, to the Ward team of the 90s. Sorry if that upsets some posters but for me that's just the way it is.[/p][/quote]Don't think many would disagree with that duffy, but at the moment we have no money to buy any better than we have already got and so should be happy with where we are. Holding our own back in the football league. Dortmun
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6:23pm Mon 28 Jan 13

Baggy Y Fronts says...

"Cos he is Dan Parslow and he plays where he wants"

Wether you like him or not, every team needs a player like Pars, 100% YC who will do a job wherever he plays
"Cos he is Dan Parslow and he plays where he wants" Wether you like him or not, every team needs a player like Pars, 100% YC who will do a job wherever he plays Baggy Y Fronts
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6:43pm Mon 28 Jan 13

duffy says...

Baggy Y Fronts wrote:
"Cos he is Dan Parslow and he plays where he wants"

Wether you like him or not, every team needs a player like Pars, 100% YC who will do a job wherever he plays
Utility.
[quote][p][bold]Baggy Y Fronts[/bold] wrote: "Cos he is Dan Parslow and he plays where he wants" Wether you like him or not, every team needs a player like Pars, 100% YC who will do a job wherever he plays[/p][/quote]Utility. duffy
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9:17pm Mon 28 Jan 13

MUDAHIM says...

We wouldn't be in the League without Danny. He was immense against Mansfield and Luton in the play offs.

He's not the most talented footballer but gives 100% and repels the opposition - something we lack when he doesn't play. A team needs everything not just pretty footballers and he fits the bill. Add to this he's 100% YCFC and a proper pro. Also with our lack of cash we need some players who can cover a number of positions.

Who would you have played at left back on Saturday and who would you bring in for nothing who would be better?
We wouldn't be in the League without Danny. He was immense against Mansfield and Luton in the play offs. He's not the most talented footballer but gives 100% and repels the opposition - something we lack when he doesn't play. A team needs everything not just pretty footballers and he fits the bill. Add to this he's 100% YCFC and a proper pro. Also with our lack of cash we need some players who can cover a number of positions. Who would you have played at left back on Saturday and who would you bring in for nothing who would be better? MUDAHIM
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9:44pm Mon 28 Jan 13

garnham says...

Agree with all these posts re Danny Parslow as 100 % YCFC. LIke all the squad he has a below par game now & then.
I reckon the Parslow loyalty is rubbing off on most of the squad.
I'm convinced the 'conference' players the management have shown loyalty to over the last 12 months will pay off when we review the season come end of May.

They more than any out of work league player will have the motivation to become labelled a very good league player for an above average league team.

I believe we are a short way from seeing this in the scoreline. It will come sooner if we support them through the confidence gap that appears so wide with all the doubting tomas's at BC

C'mon City
Agree with all these posts re Danny Parslow as 100 % YCFC. LIke all the squad he has a below par game now & then. I reckon the Parslow loyalty is rubbing off on most of the squad. I'm convinced the 'conference' players the management have shown loyalty to over the last 12 months will pay off when we review the season come end of May. They more than any out of work league player will have the motivation to become labelled a very good league player for an above average league team. I believe we are a short way from seeing this in the scoreline. It will come sooner if we support them through the confidence gap that appears so wide with all the doubting tomas's at BC C'mon City garnham
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9:46pm Mon 28 Jan 13

duffy says...

MUDAHIM wrote:
We wouldn't be in the League without Danny. He was immense against Mansfield and Luton in the play offs.

He's not the most talented footballer but gives 100% and repels the opposition - something we lack when he doesn't play. A team needs everything not just pretty footballers and he fits the bill. Add to this he's 100% YCFC and a proper pro. Also with our lack of cash we need some players who can cover a number of positions.

Who would you have played at left back on Saturday and who would you bring in for nothing who would be better?
I actually agree with most of that. However my point still stands regarding all our best teams having dedicated players, playing in their correct positions. He is valuable as a stand in when injuries give us problems and frankly I don't have any problems with the guy just as long as he only plays the stand in roles. I would bring in an actual left back as I'm sure Mills will, probably Jarvis given whats been said lately.
[quote][p][bold]MUDAHIM[/bold] wrote: We wouldn't be in the League without Danny. He was immense against Mansfield and Luton in the play offs. He's not the most talented footballer but gives 100% and repels the opposition - something we lack when he doesn't play. A team needs everything not just pretty footballers and he fits the bill. Add to this he's 100% YCFC and a proper pro. Also with our lack of cash we need some players who can cover a number of positions. Who would you have played at left back on Saturday and who would you bring in for nothing who would be better?[/p][/quote]I actually agree with most of that. However my point still stands regarding all our best teams having dedicated players, playing in their correct positions. He is valuable as a stand in when injuries give us problems and frankly I don't have any problems with the guy just as long as he only plays the stand in roles. I would bring in an actual left back as I'm sure Mills will, probably Jarvis given whats been said lately. duffy
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11:32pm Mon 28 Jan 13

duffy says...

Institute_FC defender Dean Jarvis will travel back to #YorkCity tomorrow, possible move may happen before Thursday's deadline
Institute_FC defender Dean Jarvis will travel back to #YorkCity tomorrow, possible move may happen before Thursday's deadline duffy
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5:50am Tue 29 Jan 13

YoRkIe59 says...

well the concensus there dosnt seem to show 90 percent not thinking Danny p shouldnt be anywhere near the team.Duffys point is completely fair and relevant,that is a world away from being a so called city supporter and insisting on bad mouthing a guy that always gives everything for the club no matter what job he,s asked to do.
well the concensus there dosnt seem to show 90 percent not thinking Danny p shouldnt be anywhere near the team.Duffys point is completely fair and relevant,that is a world away from being a so called city supporter and insisting on bad mouthing a guy that always gives everything for the club no matter what job he,s asked to do. YoRkIe59
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