Bullock and Reed on their way out of York City?

Jamie Reed

Lee Bullock

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JAMIE Reed and Lee Bullock are still expected to leave York City before the end of the season.

The pair were both made available for transfer at their own request prior to last week’s deadline for permanent moves.

But the transfer window closed without either player leaving Bootham Crescent.

Reed was subsequently an unused substitute during Saturday’s 4-1 home defeat to Morecambe while Bullock failed to make the matchday squad of 18 and City boss Gary Mills has revealed that both players could now depart during the loan window, which reopens tomorrow.

“Nothing has changed on that front,” Mills said on the situations of Reed and Bullock.

“Both players have expressed that they want to get out and play games and are expressing that all the time.

“That’s a difficult situation for a manager when that’s the case. I could stop them going anywhere but I want total commitment to York City.

“I think that’s important in the remaining months of this season and we need it from everybody. Speaking from experience, if players want to go then it’s maybe for the best that they do.”

City currently have 26 professionals on their books, although Ashley Chambers, Michael Coulson, Lanre Oyebanjo and Chris Doig remain sidelined by injury, with Mills adding that he could bolster his ranks further in the loan market.

He said: “When the window opens for loans, I will look at the situation and, if I feel I need to bring somebody in to strengthen us, I will do.

“We have to start picking up results and, hopefully, that will start at Wycombe on Saturday.”

One possible target is 20-year-old Newcastle midfielder Michael Richardson who is currently being monitored by the Minstermen.

Richardson spent a month on loan at Leyton Orient last season and could join City on a similar basis. “He’s someone we’ve been looking at and have shown a bit of interest in but I don’t know whether it will happen,” Mills confirmed.

York Minstermen will host a general knowledge quiz tomorrow in the Pitchside Bar at 8.30pm. Entry costs £1 per person with a maximum of five people in a team.

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12:48pm Wed 6 Feb 13

Mad for Minstermen says...

With mills preference to play players out of position how about shoving Ingham up front for last half hour, stick Walker in goal...for his height! Take Smith off 10 mins from match end to start emptying the bins and shove a programme seller on in midfield for last 5 minutes, job solved Millsy! Just give me a call, I could be your next assistant manager....just don't steal my ideas !!
With mills preference to play players out of position how about shoving Ingham up front for last half hour, stick Walker in goal...for his height! Take Smith off 10 mins from match end to start emptying the bins and shove a programme seller on in midfield for last 5 minutes, job solved Millsy! Just give me a call, I could be your next assistant manager....just don't steal my ideas !! Mad for Minstermen
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1:12pm Wed 6 Feb 13

class of 84 says...

Well i'm going to give mr mills some solid advice, 4-3-3 doesn't work in this league, you need to be more direct. 4-4-2. get mcgurk back in central defence play another striker alongside walker, reed or whoever have mcready and blair wide plus 2 central midfielders. leave things as they are and york will get relegated, it's slipping away fast.
Well i'm going to give mr mills some solid advice, 4-3-3 doesn't work in this league, you need to be more direct. 4-4-2. get mcgurk back in central defence play another striker alongside walker, reed or whoever have mcready and blair wide plus 2 central midfielders. leave things as they are and york will get relegated, it's slipping away fast. class of 84
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1:53pm Wed 6 Feb 13

paddymacwakey says...

agree with everything class of 84 has posted.and mr mills its no good looking at midfielders when loan market opens.as i keep saying,over and over again,its a hitman we require,somebody who can score goals.mills said he wouldnt bring anybody in if they were not as good as what we have got.he brought in everson,who featured briefly as a sub,then never even made the squad against morecambe.couldnt tell yet about mcdaid,and since rodman got a contract while end of season,seems to be going backwards.hope these signings dont turn out like henderson,ashikodi and blinkhorn.please gary change the system at home,and get some firepower in and lets be more positive.it would help a great deal if blair and mclaughlin got there scoring boots on.i never thought we would miss chambers and coulson as much as this.
agree with everything class of 84 has posted.and mr mills its no good looking at midfielders when loan market opens.as i keep saying,over and over again,its a hitman we require,somebody who can score goals.mills said he wouldnt bring anybody in if they were not as good as what we have got.he brought in everson,who featured briefly as a sub,then never even made the squad against morecambe.couldnt tell yet about mcdaid,and since rodman got a contract while end of season,seems to be going backwards.hope these signings dont turn out like henderson,ashikodi and blinkhorn.please gary change the system at home,and get some firepower in and lets be more positive.it would help a great deal if blair and mclaughlin got there scoring boots on.i never thought we would miss chambers and coulson as much as this. paddymacwakey
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1:53pm Wed 6 Feb 13

paddymacwakey says...

agree with everything class of 84 has posted.and mr mills its no good looking at midfielders when loan market opens.as i keep saying,over and over again,its a hitman we require,somebody who can score goals.mills said he wouldnt bring anybody in if they were not as good as what we have got.he brought in everson,who featured briefly as a sub,then never even made the squad against morecambe.couldnt tell yet about mcdaid,and since rodman got a contract while end of season,seems to be going backwards.hope these signings dont turn out like henderson,ashikodi and blinkhorn.please gary change the system at home,and get some firepower in and lets be more positive.it would help a great deal if blair and mclaughlin got there scoring boots on.i never thought we would miss chambers and coulson as much as this.
agree with everything class of 84 has posted.and mr mills its no good looking at midfielders when loan market opens.as i keep saying,over and over again,its a hitman we require,somebody who can score goals.mills said he wouldnt bring anybody in if they were not as good as what we have got.he brought in everson,who featured briefly as a sub,then never even made the squad against morecambe.couldnt tell yet about mcdaid,and since rodman got a contract while end of season,seems to be going backwards.hope these signings dont turn out like henderson,ashikodi and blinkhorn.please gary change the system at home,and get some firepower in and lets be more positive.it would help a great deal if blair and mclaughlin got there scoring boots on.i never thought we would miss chambers and coulson as much as this. paddymacwakey
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1:59pm Wed 6 Feb 13

1968expat says...

I feel that Reid is not that different from Keith Walwyn, some people will probably think I have gone crazy, but everyone has got their own opinions. Walwyn never had a great first touch. But boy could he finish. I think same applies to Reid. If he goes then he has my very best wishes. But I fear Mr, Mills has made a another very grave mistake.
I feel that Reid is not that different from Keith Walwyn, some people will probably think I have gone crazy, but everyone has got their own opinions. Walwyn never had a great first touch. But boy could he finish. I think same applies to Reid. If he goes then he has my very best wishes. But I fear Mr, Mills has made a another very grave mistake. 1968expat
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2:22pm Wed 6 Feb 13

Head of Bomber Command says...

1968expat wrote:
I feel that Reid is not that different from Keith Walwyn, some people will probably think I have gone crazy, but everyone has got their own opinions. Walwyn never had a great first touch. But boy could he finish. I think same applies to Reid. If he goes then he has my very best wishes. But I fear Mr, Mills has made a another very grave mistake.
Yes I agree you have gone crazy expat on the comparison between the two. Can't mention Reedy in the sae breath as Big Keith.

But I do agree the lad know's where the back of the onion bag is.
[quote][p][bold]1968expat[/bold] wrote: I feel that Reid is not that different from Keith Walwyn, some people will probably think I have gone crazy, but everyone has got their own opinions. Walwyn never had a great first touch. But boy could he finish. I think same applies to Reid. If he goes then he has my very best wishes. But I fear Mr, Mills has made a another very grave mistake.[/p][/quote]Yes I agree you have gone crazy expat on the comparison between the two. Can't mention Reedy in the sae breath as Big Keith. But I do agree the lad know's where the back of the onion bag is. Head of Bomber Command
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2:29pm Wed 6 Feb 13

OLD - HEAD says...

It is not really a lack of commitment by Reed and Bullock, because Mr Mills has no intention of playing them in his team. Nobody can blame them for wanting to play football, thats what they get paid for. I have no doubt that both of these players will do a good job for some other club. Mr Mills will have his own ideas what is needed to save York City from relegation. And I wouldnt expect him to take any notice what the fans think.
It is not really a lack of commitment by Reed and Bullock, because Mr Mills has no intention of playing them in his team. Nobody can blame them for wanting to play football, thats what they get paid for. I have no doubt that both of these players will do a good job for some other club. Mr Mills will have his own ideas what is needed to save York City from relegation. And I wouldnt expect him to take any notice what the fans think. OLD - HEAD
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2:33pm Wed 6 Feb 13

redbluelion says...

Disgrace the way mills has treated reed i remember when he signed him and he said how great he was and he was a player mills had his eye for a while..so he brings him to york..reeds scores plenty of goals the following season he is dropped to the bench..for no other reason then walker coming to york..what is it with him and jason walker..hows a player on his form even get in the side..i say it again Gary Mills should be sacked..and all you walker lover can do one before you start..hes meant to be a center forward..on his form this season hes the worst we ever had..is he related to terry eccles by any chance..non league player at best.mills you don't have a clue go now...
Disgrace the way mills has treated reed i remember when he signed him and he said how great he was and he was a player mills had his eye for a while..so he brings him to york..reeds scores plenty of goals the following season he is dropped to the bench..for no other reason then walker coming to york..what is it with him and jason walker..hows a player on his form even get in the side..i say it again Gary Mills should be sacked..and all you walker lover can do one before you start..hes meant to be a center forward..on his form this season hes the worst we ever had..is he related to terry eccles by any chance..non league player at best.mills you don't have a clue go now... redbluelion
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2:47pm Wed 6 Feb 13

AndyK says...

The Jamie Reed scenario is one which has concerned and frustrated me greatly for a longtime now.

Like many other York City supporters, I remain completely perplexed by the manager's unwillingness not to give the lad a chance this season. Its no good picking him for one game and then dropping him for next if he doesn't score. He needs 10 games and then we could judge how good he is. For me he's still the best striker and goal poacher we have.

Overall, I am extremely disappointed by Gary Mill's approach and yes arrogance about his team selections. Playing players out of position and not giving others a chance and then bringing in players with less ability than those we have. We have had and still have a few players not suited to this level of football. We all know who they are.

In conclusion, I am not enjoying going to watch York City right now. Not because of our poor home form, but because of the manager's self centered attitude. The supporters are not stupid and can see when things need changing to 4.4.2 or plan B. You are driving me away Mr Mills, but I remain hopeful that we can stay in Div 2.
The Jamie Reed scenario is one which has concerned and frustrated me greatly for a longtime now. Like many other York City supporters, I remain completely perplexed by the manager's unwillingness not to give the lad a chance this season. Its no good picking him for one game and then dropping him for next if he doesn't score. He needs 10 games and then we could judge how good he is. For me he's still the best striker and goal poacher we have. Overall, I am extremely disappointed by Gary Mill's approach and yes arrogance about his team selections. Playing players out of position and not giving others a chance and then bringing in players with less ability than those we have. We have had and still have a few players not suited to this level of football. We all know who they are. In conclusion, I am not enjoying going to watch York City right now. Not because of our poor home form, but because of the manager's self centered attitude. The supporters are not stupid and can see when things need changing to 4.4.2 or plan B. You are driving me away Mr Mills, but I remain hopeful that we can stay in Div 2. AndyK
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3:29pm Wed 6 Feb 13

speaks99 says...

4-3-3 works, but not with our current crop of uninjured players. We need two fullbacks prepared to support, plus a bit of pace on the wings. You'll notice the times that 4-3-3 fails are the same times the two wide mid players are being hemmed back. I think the loss of Coulson and Chambers have been the undoing of us this season. Add to that a failure to find a decent left bakc, plus refusing/unable to play Banjo in the right compromises the whole strategy.
Reed. Well, I don't get the love in with him to be completely honest. He is constantly being caught offside, doesn't have the skill to bring others into play and cant really play the single striker role. If we changed our system he may work, but why would we change our whole system to accomodate one player, whom clearly the manager doesn't really rate??
4-3-3 works, but not with our current crop of uninjured players. We need two fullbacks prepared to support, plus a bit of pace on the wings. You'll notice the times that 4-3-3 fails are the same times the two wide mid players are being hemmed back. I think the loss of Coulson and Chambers have been the undoing of us this season. Add to that a failure to find a decent left bakc, plus refusing/unable to play Banjo in the right compromises the whole strategy. Reed. Well, I don't get the love in with him to be completely honest. He is constantly being caught offside, doesn't have the skill to bring others into play and cant really play the single striker role. If we changed our system he may work, but why would we change our whole system to accomodate one player, whom clearly the manager doesn't really rate?? speaks99
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3:44pm Wed 6 Feb 13

yorko66 says...

speaks99 wrote:
4-3-3 works, but not with our current crop of uninjured players. We need two fullbacks prepared to support, plus a bit of pace on the wings. You'll notice the times that 4-3-3 fails are the same times the two wide mid players are being hemmed back. I think the loss of Coulson and Chambers have been the undoing of us this season. Add to that a failure to find a decent left bakc, plus refusing/unable to play Banjo in the right compromises the whole strategy.
Reed. Well, I don't get the love in with him to be completely honest. He is constantly being caught offside, doesn't have the skill to bring others into play and cant really play the single striker role. If we changed our system he may work, but why would we change our whole system to accomodate one player, whom clearly the manager doesn't really rate??
No one is asking millsy to change the whole set up to accomodate reedy. Anyone would do at the moment. I think its a case of just trying something different. that has not been tried this season . here is a quote from the commitments. Its back to basics cause theres F*** all else. Its what we need to do.keep the faith
[quote][p][bold]speaks99[/bold] wrote: 4-3-3 works, but not with our current crop of uninjured players. We need two fullbacks prepared to support, plus a bit of pace on the wings. You'll notice the times that 4-3-3 fails are the same times the two wide mid players are being hemmed back. I think the loss of Coulson and Chambers have been the undoing of us this season. Add to that a failure to find a decent left bakc, plus refusing/unable to play Banjo in the right compromises the whole strategy. Reed. Well, I don't get the love in with him to be completely honest. He is constantly being caught offside, doesn't have the skill to bring others into play and cant really play the single striker role. If we changed our system he may work, but why would we change our whole system to accomodate one player, whom clearly the manager doesn't really rate??[/p][/quote]No one is asking millsy to change the whole set up to accomodate reedy. Anyone would do at the moment. I think its a case of just trying something different. that has not been tried this season . here is a quote from the commitments. Its back to basics cause theres F*** all else. Its what we need to do.keep the faith yorko66
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3:48pm Wed 6 Feb 13

Budgie says...

Come on Reed aint good enough,Ingham is a liability,Rodman,Pot
ts and Bullock certainly need to be on ther way,have you noted Bristol Rovers who not too long ago were isolated at the bottom of the league are now one place behind City,I fear we are in freefall.
Come on Reed aint good enough,Ingham is a liability,Rodman,Pot ts and Bullock certainly need to be on ther way,have you noted Bristol Rovers who not too long ago were isolated at the bottom of the league are now one place behind City,I fear we are in freefall. Budgie
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3:54pm Wed 6 Feb 13

YorkCityLuke says...

speaks99 wrote:
4-3-3 works, but not with our current crop of uninjured players. We need two fullbacks prepared to support, plus a bit of pace on the wings. You'll notice the times that 4-3-3 fails are the same times the two wide mid players are being hemmed back. I think the loss of Coulson and Chambers have been the undoing of us this season. Add to that a failure to find a decent left bakc, plus refusing/unable to play Banjo in the right compromises the whole strategy.
Reed. Well, I don't get the love in with him to be completely honest. He is constantly being caught offside, doesn't have the skill to bring others into play and cant really play the single striker role. If we changed our system he may work, but why would we change our whole system to accomodate one player, whom clearly the manager doesn't really rate??
Pretty much agree with that. 4-4-2 should be a viable fall-back option for us, not the first choice. I can't understand why anyone would be calling for a return to 4-4-2 after we've seen how successful 4-3-3 can be. It's not like a change of formation would be some miracle solution to our problems - I have a strong hunch that a number of the less successful teams in this league play 4-4-2, and it seems to be doing them little good.
[quote][p][bold]speaks99[/bold] wrote: 4-3-3 works, but not with our current crop of uninjured players. We need two fullbacks prepared to support, plus a bit of pace on the wings. You'll notice the times that 4-3-3 fails are the same times the two wide mid players are being hemmed back. I think the loss of Coulson and Chambers have been the undoing of us this season. Add to that a failure to find a decent left bakc, plus refusing/unable to play Banjo in the right compromises the whole strategy. Reed. Well, I don't get the love in with him to be completely honest. He is constantly being caught offside, doesn't have the skill to bring others into play and cant really play the single striker role. If we changed our system he may work, but why would we change our whole system to accomodate one player, whom clearly the manager doesn't really rate??[/p][/quote]Pretty much agree with that. 4-4-2 should be a viable fall-back option for us, not the first choice. I can't understand why anyone would be calling for a return to 4-4-2 after we've seen how successful 4-3-3 can be. It's not like a change of formation would be some miracle solution to our problems - I have a strong hunch that a number of the less successful teams in this league play 4-4-2, and it seems to be doing them little good. YorkCityLuke
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4:01pm Wed 6 Feb 13

Phil, Leeds says...

Well, if he did bring in players to strengthen us that would be good instead of his usual mid season practice of bringing in players that don't strengthen us and indeed make us more beatable!
Well, if he did bring in players to strengthen us that would be good instead of his usual mid season practice of bringing in players that don't strengthen us and indeed make us more beatable! Phil, Leeds
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4:05pm Wed 6 Feb 13

Phil, Leeds says...

redbluelion wrote:
Disgrace the way mills has treated reed i remember when he signed him and he said how great he was and he was a player mills had his eye for a while..so he brings him to york..reeds scores plenty of goals the following season he is dropped to the bench..for no other reason then walker coming to york..what is it with him and jason walker..hows a player on his form even get in the side..i say it again Gary Mills should be sacked..and all you walker lover can do one before you start..hes meant to be a center forward..on his form this season hes the worst we ever had..is he related to terry eccles by any chance..non league player at best.mills you don't have a clue go now...
Yeah, Walker's a non league player but having paid £60k for him Gary's going to play him come what may. It's strange how managers often have a blind spot about particular players but basing the whole game plan around Walker is proving a huge mistake.
[quote][p][bold]redbluelion[/bold] wrote: Disgrace the way mills has treated reed i remember when he signed him and he said how great he was and he was a player mills had his eye for a while..so he brings him to york..reeds scores plenty of goals the following season he is dropped to the bench..for no other reason then walker coming to york..what is it with him and jason walker..hows a player on his form even get in the side..i say it again Gary Mills should be sacked..and all you walker lover can do one before you start..hes meant to be a center forward..on his form this season hes the worst we ever had..is he related to terry eccles by any chance..non league player at best.mills you don't have a clue go now...[/p][/quote]Yeah, Walker's a non league player but having paid £60k for him Gary's going to play him come what may. It's strange how managers often have a blind spot about particular players but basing the whole game plan around Walker is proving a huge mistake. Phil, Leeds
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4:08pm Wed 6 Feb 13

Phil, Leeds says...

speaks99 wrote:
4-3-3 works, but not with our current crop of uninjured players. We need two fullbacks prepared to support, plus a bit of pace on the wings. You'll notice the times that 4-3-3 fails are the same times the two wide mid players are being hemmed back. I think the loss of Coulson and Chambers have been the undoing of us this season. Add to that a failure to find a decent left bakc, plus refusing/unable to play Banjo in the right compromises the whole strategy.
Reed. Well, I don't get the love in with him to be completely honest. He is constantly being caught offside, doesn't have the skill to bring others into play and cant really play the single striker role. If we changed our system he may work, but why would we change our whole system to accomodate one player, whom clearly the manager doesn't really rate??
But the whole system is already built around 1 player - Walker - and that's the problem!
[quote][p][bold]speaks99[/bold] wrote: 4-3-3 works, but not with our current crop of uninjured players. We need two fullbacks prepared to support, plus a bit of pace on the wings. You'll notice the times that 4-3-3 fails are the same times the two wide mid players are being hemmed back. I think the loss of Coulson and Chambers have been the undoing of us this season. Add to that a failure to find a decent left bakc, plus refusing/unable to play Banjo in the right compromises the whole strategy. Reed. Well, I don't get the love in with him to be completely honest. He is constantly being caught offside, doesn't have the skill to bring others into play and cant really play the single striker role. If we changed our system he may work, but why would we change our whole system to accomodate one player, whom clearly the manager doesn't really rate??[/p][/quote]But the whole system is already built around 1 player - Walker - and that's the problem! Phil, Leeds
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4:08pm Wed 6 Feb 13

YorkCityLuke says...

Budgie wrote:
Come on Reed aint good enough,Ingham is a liability,Rodman,Pot

ts and Bullock certainly need to be on ther way,have you noted Bristol Rovers who not too long ago were isolated at the bottom of the league are now one place behind City,I fear we are in freefall.
We've fallen 3 places in the last 10 games. Hardly 'freefall' is it? Plus, Accrington and Plymouth are both in worst form and a lower position than us - not to mention Torquay who are on the same points as us, but with worse form. Also worth considering that 8 points still seperate us from the drop zone, and that the teams currently in the relegation zone are going through a fairly average patch of form (i.e., they're not catching up very quickly at all). Sorry to ruin your pessimism with solid facts, but the situation really isn't that dire, and we have no rational reason to think it will get much worse.
[quote][p][bold]Budgie[/bold] wrote: Come on Reed aint good enough,Ingham is a liability,Rodman,Pot ts and Bullock certainly need to be on ther way,have you noted Bristol Rovers who not too long ago were isolated at the bottom of the league are now one place behind City,I fear we are in freefall.[/p][/quote]We've fallen 3 places in the last 10 games. Hardly 'freefall' is it? Plus, Accrington and Plymouth are both in worst form and a lower position than us - not to mention Torquay who are on the same points as us, but with worse form. Also worth considering that 8 points still seperate us from the drop zone, and that the teams currently in the relegation zone are going through a fairly average patch of form (i.e., they're not catching up very quickly at all). Sorry to ruin your pessimism with solid facts, but the situation really isn't that dire, and we have no rational reason to think it will get much worse. YorkCityLuke
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5:03pm Wed 6 Feb 13

duffy says...

1968expat wrote:
I feel that Reid is not that different from Keith Walwyn, some people will probably think I have gone crazy, but everyone has got their own opinions. Walwyn never had a great first touch. But boy could he finish. I think same applies to Reid. If he goes then he has my very best wishes. But I fear Mr, Mills has made a another very grave mistake.
You have gone crazy. Big Keith always gave 100%, was fantastic in the air and had pace to burn. He would terrorise defenders and had the strength of a bull. He also had a way better first touch, could hold the ball up far better and was a fantastic club and team player.
Please never, ever mention the two players in the same posting again or in sending for a straight jacket for you. 😳
[quote][p][bold]1968expat[/bold] wrote: I feel that Reid is not that different from Keith Walwyn, some people will probably think I have gone crazy, but everyone has got their own opinions. Walwyn never had a great first touch. But boy could he finish. I think same applies to Reid. If he goes then he has my very best wishes. But I fear Mr, Mills has made a another very grave mistake.[/p][/quote]You have gone crazy. Big Keith always gave 100%, was fantastic in the air and had pace to burn. He would terrorise defenders and had the strength of a bull. He also had a way better first touch, could hold the ball up far better and was a fantastic club and team player. Please never, ever mention the two players in the same posting again or in sending for a straight jacket for you. 😳 duffy
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5:05pm Wed 6 Feb 13

Yorkie41 says...

Is this the start off the sinking ship, I have seen it all over the last 70 odd years.
Is this the start off the sinking ship, I have seen it all over the last 70 odd years. Yorkie41
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5:13pm Wed 6 Feb 13

bartsimmo says...

AndyK wrote:
The Jamie Reed scenario is one which has concerned and frustrated me greatly for a longtime now.

Like many other York City supporters, I remain completely perplexed by the manager's unwillingness not to give the lad a chance this season. Its no good picking him for one game and then dropping him for next if he doesn't score. He needs 10 games and then we could judge how good he is. For me he's still the best striker and goal poacher we have.

Overall, I am extremely disappointed by Gary Mill's approach and yes arrogance about his team selections. Playing players out of position and not giving others a chance and then bringing in players with less ability than those we have. We have had and still have a few players not suited to this level of football. We all know who they are.

In conclusion, I am not enjoying going to watch York City right now. Not because of our poor home form, but because of the manager's self centered attitude. The supporters are not stupid and can see when things need changing to 4.4.2 or plan B. You are driving me away Mr Mills, but I remain hopeful that we can stay in Div 2.
Here here Andy K!

The whole Reed thing is totally frustrating. We need goals and Walker is not getting them from open play. Maybe Walker would even become more effective with a team mate alongside him. Walker can hold the ball up and Reed can poke it in, maybe they can even swap roles too. But we will never know under Mills because as he says he knows what it takes to get us out of this division if not this year then maybe next. (I think he meas just lose and draw so you get relegated, these comments at Christmas must have surely just have been to justify honouring the remainder of his contract!)
I know Reed will do well wherever he goes if he is given a couple of games to find any kind of form (rather than one match and if you dont score by 60 minutes in the next game you will be subbed even though your team mate who is supposed to score goals and doesnt stays on the pitch full time (Because Mills secretly loves him!)
[quote][p][bold]AndyK[/bold] wrote: The Jamie Reed scenario is one which has concerned and frustrated me greatly for a longtime now. Like many other York City supporters, I remain completely perplexed by the manager's unwillingness not to give the lad a chance this season. Its no good picking him for one game and then dropping him for next if he doesn't score. He needs 10 games and then we could judge how good he is. For me he's still the best striker and goal poacher we have. Overall, I am extremely disappointed by Gary Mill's approach and yes arrogance about his team selections. Playing players out of position and not giving others a chance and then bringing in players with less ability than those we have. We have had and still have a few players not suited to this level of football. We all know who they are. In conclusion, I am not enjoying going to watch York City right now. Not because of our poor home form, but because of the manager's self centered attitude. The supporters are not stupid and can see when things need changing to 4.4.2 or plan B. You are driving me away Mr Mills, but I remain hopeful that we can stay in Div 2.[/p][/quote]Here here Andy K! The whole Reed thing is totally frustrating. We need goals and Walker is not getting them from open play. Maybe Walker would even become more effective with a team mate alongside him. Walker can hold the ball up and Reed can poke it in, maybe they can even swap roles too. But we will never know under Mills because as he says he knows what it takes to get us out of this division if not this year then maybe next. (I think he meas just lose and draw so you get relegated, these comments at Christmas must have surely just have been to justify honouring the remainder of his contract!) I know Reed will do well wherever he goes if he is given a couple of games to find any kind of form (rather than one match and if you dont score by 60 minutes in the next game you will be subbed even though your team mate who is supposed to score goals and doesnt stays on the pitch full time (Because Mills secretly loves him!) bartsimmo
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5:15pm Wed 6 Feb 13

bartsimmo says...

speaks99 wrote:
4-3-3 works, but not with our current crop of uninjured players. We need two fullbacks prepared to support, plus a bit of pace on the wings. You'll notice the times that 4-3-3 fails are the same times the two wide mid players are being hemmed back. I think the loss of Coulson and Chambers have been the undoing of us this season. Add to that a failure to find a decent left bakc, plus refusing/unable to play Banjo in the right compromises the whole strategy.
Reed. Well, I don't get the love in with him to be completely honest. He is constantly being caught offside, doesn't have the skill to bring others into play and cant really play the single striker role. If we changed our system he may work, but why would we change our whole system to accomodate one player, whom clearly the manager doesn't really rate??
We changed our whole system last season to suit Walker up front. So why not change the system to fit in a natural born goalscorer because Walker although tries hard every week has not got it at this level on his own!
[quote][p][bold]speaks99[/bold] wrote: 4-3-3 works, but not with our current crop of uninjured players. We need two fullbacks prepared to support, plus a bit of pace on the wings. You'll notice the times that 4-3-3 fails are the same times the two wide mid players are being hemmed back. I think the loss of Coulson and Chambers have been the undoing of us this season. Add to that a failure to find a decent left bakc, plus refusing/unable to play Banjo in the right compromises the whole strategy. Reed. Well, I don't get the love in with him to be completely honest. He is constantly being caught offside, doesn't have the skill to bring others into play and cant really play the single striker role. If we changed our system he may work, but why would we change our whole system to accomodate one player, whom clearly the manager doesn't really rate??[/p][/quote]We changed our whole system last season to suit Walker up front. So why not change the system to fit in a natural born goalscorer because Walker although tries hard every week has not got it at this level on his own! bartsimmo
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5:25pm Wed 6 Feb 13

bartsimmo says...

Budgie wrote:
Come on Reed aint good enough,Ingham is a liability,Rodman,Pot

ts and Bullock certainly need to be on ther way,have you noted Bristol Rovers who not too long ago were isolated at the bottom of the league are now one place behind City,I fear we are in freefall.
Reed ain't good enough are you for real?

You only have to look at his minutes to goals ratio and he is far better than any of our strikers.
Ingham hardly liability with only a few mistakes with a dire other ten players in front of him. How many spectacles has he performed this season? I do however agree he needs serious competition for his place.

Rodman granted, Bullock (Jury's out he hasnt had enough first team game time to try an prove himself)

Potts however has been a revelation since being allowed to play. He should have been in the team a lot sooner than before now and all the fans new that. He had never done anything wrong and is one person who can put splitting balls through however if Mills would get off his high stubborn horse and extend the same courtesy's to some of the other players in the team, we might get somewhere.

I also think Kerr needs a rest now and again and smith is th biggest weakest link the majority of the time. Get McGurk and Parslow back together for a few games and reap the rewards!
[quote][p][bold]Budgie[/bold] wrote: Come on Reed aint good enough,Ingham is a liability,Rodman,Pot ts and Bullock certainly need to be on ther way,have you noted Bristol Rovers who not too long ago were isolated at the bottom of the league are now one place behind City,I fear we are in freefall.[/p][/quote]Reed ain't good enough are you for real? You only have to look at his minutes to goals ratio and he is far better than any of our strikers. Ingham hardly liability with only a few mistakes with a dire other ten players in front of him. How many spectacles has he performed this season? I do however agree he needs serious competition for his place. Rodman granted, Bullock (Jury's out he hasnt had enough first team game time to try an prove himself) Potts however has been a revelation since being allowed to play. He should have been in the team a lot sooner than before now and all the fans new that. He had never done anything wrong and is one person who can put splitting balls through however if Mills would get off his high stubborn horse and extend the same courtesy's to some of the other players in the team, we might get somewhere. I also think Kerr needs a rest now and again and smith is th biggest weakest link the majority of the time. Get McGurk and Parslow back together for a few games and reap the rewards! bartsimmo
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5:45pm Wed 6 Feb 13

goreds says...

i don't think we will go down, but if we don't start taking our chances it will be a close thing.
In practically every game we have had enough chances to have won and having drawn 13 we chould have been in a better position.
Kerr ,Ingham and Walker IMO have performed well.
IMO if Millsy stays we should be ok.
If he goes then we are ******.
i don't think we will go down, but if we don't start taking our chances it will be a close thing. In practically every game we have had enough chances to have won and having drawn 13 we chould have been in a better position. Kerr ,Ingham and Walker IMO have performed well. IMO if Millsy stays we should be ok. If he goes then we are ******. goreds
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6:24pm Wed 6 Feb 13

openallhours says...

Most of the posts here pretty much sum up why people are growing tired of Mills (me included).

He's wasted a lot of our budget on players who aren't fit to wear the shirt, or are not being given the opportunity to. He also insists on a home strategy that is unreliable but the 'Gary Clappers' still won't have a bad word said.

Personally, I think the next 3 games will be a good indicator of how we'll finish the season.
Most of the posts here pretty much sum up why people are growing tired of Mills (me included). He's wasted a lot of our budget on players who aren't fit to wear the shirt, or are not being given the opportunity to. He also insists on a home strategy that is unreliable but the 'Gary Clappers' still won't have a bad word said. Personally, I think the next 3 games will be a good indicator of how we'll finish the season. openallhours
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6:47pm Wed 6 Feb 13

therealbroardsword says...

Isn't walker our top scorer !
Isn't walker our top scorer ! therealbroardsword
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6:54pm Wed 6 Feb 13

roobarb85 says...

So we're after another busy little midfielder.are we?...how many is that we have or have had on the books this season?

So we need strengthening in the chance-creating dept rather than the chance-taking dept?

Funny how people see things differently.
So we're after another busy little midfielder.are we?...how many is that we have or have had on the books this season? So we need strengthening in the chance-creating dept rather than the chance-taking dept? Funny how people see things differently. roobarb85
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7:00pm Wed 6 Feb 13

York Manor says...

bartsimmo wrote:
Budgie wrote:
Come on Reed aint good enough,Ingham is a liability,Rodman,Pot


ts and Bullock certainly need to be on ther way,have you noted Bristol Rovers who not too long ago were isolated at the bottom of the league are now one place behind City,I fear we are in freefall.
Reed ain't good enough are you for real?

You only have to look at his minutes to goals ratio and he is far better than any of our strikers.
Ingham hardly liability with only a few mistakes with a dire other ten players in front of him. How many spectacles has he performed this season? I do however agree he needs serious competition for his place.

Rodman granted, Bullock (Jury's out he hasnt had enough first team game time to try an prove himself)

Potts however has been a revelation since being allowed to play. He should have been in the team a lot sooner than before now and all the fans new that. He had never done anything wrong and is one person who can put splitting balls through however if Mills would get off his high stubborn horse and extend the same courtesy's to some of the other players in the team, we might get somewhere.

I also think Kerr needs a rest now and again and smith is th biggest weakest link the majority of the time. Get McGurk and Parslow back together for a few games and reap the rewards!
I agree with all of budgies comments apart from the opinion about Reed. Inghams is dire, and at very least needs competition, Potts runs around in circles and usually passes back or sideways, Kerr is starting to do the same, bullock hasn't performed full stop. Reedy should be given a chance at least the finishing should prove!!! It's a case of a manager with few ideas and nowhere to turn. We need to win but I can't see us doing that
[quote][p][bold]bartsimmo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Budgie[/bold] wrote: Come on Reed aint good enough,Ingham is a liability,Rodman,Pot ts and Bullock certainly need to be on ther way,have you noted Bristol Rovers who not too long ago were isolated at the bottom of the league are now one place behind City,I fear we are in freefall.[/p][/quote]Reed ain't good enough are you for real? You only have to look at his minutes to goals ratio and he is far better than any of our strikers. Ingham hardly liability with only a few mistakes with a dire other ten players in front of him. How many spectacles has he performed this season? I do however agree he needs serious competition for his place. Rodman granted, Bullock (Jury's out he hasnt had enough first team game time to try an prove himself) Potts however has been a revelation since being allowed to play. He should have been in the team a lot sooner than before now and all the fans new that. He had never done anything wrong and is one person who can put splitting balls through however if Mills would get off his high stubborn horse and extend the same courtesy's to some of the other players in the team, we might get somewhere. I also think Kerr needs a rest now and again and smith is th biggest weakest link the majority of the time. Get McGurk and Parslow back together for a few games and reap the rewards![/p][/quote]I agree with all of budgies comments apart from the opinion about Reed. Inghams is dire, and at very least needs competition, Potts runs around in circles and usually passes back or sideways, Kerr is starting to do the same, bullock hasn't performed full stop. Reedy should be given a chance at least the finishing should prove!!! It's a case of a manager with few ideas and nowhere to turn. We need to win but I can't see us doing that York Manor
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7:30pm Wed 6 Feb 13

Phil, Leeds says...

therealbroardsword wrote:
Isn't walker our top scorer !
Yes but only cos Chambers has missed a lot of games. Walker has 9 goals from more than 30 games in all, 3 of them from the penalty spot so 6 goals from open play that equates to about 9 over a 46 game league season. Is that good enough for your supposed main striker? Reed has a far superior goals per minutes on the pitch ratio and so does Chambers.
[quote][p][bold]therealbroardsword[/bold] wrote: Isn't walker our top scorer ![/p][/quote]Yes but only cos Chambers has missed a lot of games. Walker has 9 goals from more than 30 games in all, 3 of them from the penalty spot so 6 goals from open play that equates to about 9 over a 46 game league season. Is that good enough for your supposed main striker? Reed has a far superior goals per minutes on the pitch ratio and so does Chambers. Phil, Leeds
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7:37pm Wed 6 Feb 13

therealbroardsword says...

Reed was tried against aldershot .sorry but didn't take his chance
Reed was tried against aldershot .sorry but didn't take his chance therealbroardsword
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8:08pm Wed 6 Feb 13

tomwillo1 says...

EVERYONE NEEDS TO SHUT UP AND SUPPORT OUR BRILLIANT TEAM. THE GLORY SUPPORTERS WHO ARE SLAGGING US OFF ON HERE WONT HAVE WATCHED A GAME AT CITY IN NON LEAGUE SO THEY CAN JOG ON. JUST SUPPORT THE LADS AND STOP TALKING BALLS. SEE YOU PROPER FANS AT WYCOMBE.
EVERYONE NEEDS TO SHUT UP AND SUPPORT OUR BRILLIANT TEAM. THE GLORY SUPPORTERS WHO ARE SLAGGING US OFF ON HERE WONT HAVE WATCHED A GAME AT CITY IN NON LEAGUE SO THEY CAN JOG ON. JUST SUPPORT THE LADS AND STOP TALKING BALLS. SEE YOU PROPER FANS AT WYCOMBE. tomwillo1
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8:11pm Wed 6 Feb 13

duffy says...

tomwillo1 wrote:
EVERYONE NEEDS TO SHUT UP AND SUPPORT OUR BRILLIANT TEAM. THE GLORY SUPPORTERS WHO ARE SLAGGING US OFF ON HERE WONT HAVE WATCHED A GAME AT CITY IN NON LEAGUE SO THEY CAN JOG ON. JUST SUPPORT THE LADS AND STOP TALKING BALLS. SEE YOU PROPER FANS AT WYCOMBE.
CAPS LOCK OFF
[quote][p][bold]tomwillo1[/bold] wrote: EVERYONE NEEDS TO SHUT UP AND SUPPORT OUR BRILLIANT TEAM. THE GLORY SUPPORTERS WHO ARE SLAGGING US OFF ON HERE WONT HAVE WATCHED A GAME AT CITY IN NON LEAGUE SO THEY CAN JOG ON. JUST SUPPORT THE LADS AND STOP TALKING BALLS. SEE YOU PROPER FANS AT WYCOMBE.[/p][/quote]CAPS LOCK OFF duffy
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8:22pm Wed 6 Feb 13

ADAMCUTHBERT says...

tomwillo1 wrote:
EVERYONE NEEDS TO SHUT UP AND SUPPORT OUR BRILLIANT TEAM. THE GLORY SUPPORTERS WHO ARE SLAGGING US OFF ON HERE WONT HAVE WATCHED A GAME AT CITY IN NON LEAGUE SO THEY CAN JOG ON. JUST SUPPORT THE LADS AND STOP TALKING BALLS. SEE YOU PROPER FANS AT WYCOMBE.
The way we're going we'll be watching them in non league again sooner than we'd like to think!

So get your head out of your @#$+!

COYR
[quote][p][bold]tomwillo1[/bold] wrote: EVERYONE NEEDS TO SHUT UP AND SUPPORT OUR BRILLIANT TEAM. THE GLORY SUPPORTERS WHO ARE SLAGGING US OFF ON HERE WONT HAVE WATCHED A GAME AT CITY IN NON LEAGUE SO THEY CAN JOG ON. JUST SUPPORT THE LADS AND STOP TALKING BALLS. SEE YOU PROPER FANS AT WYCOMBE.[/p][/quote]The way we're going we'll be watching them in non league again sooner than we'd like to think! So get your head out of your @#$+! COYR ADAMCUTHBERT
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9:04pm Wed 6 Feb 13

bill bailey says...

My old manager Alec Stock always said ,give me a 6ft4in goalkeeper.centre half ,and centre foreward,two wingers.from 4ft to 6ft.ill train monkeys to fill the other positions.
Thats what is called getting the base right.he wasent a bad manager was he.?
My old manager Alec Stock always said ,give me a 6ft4in goalkeeper.centre half ,and centre foreward,two wingers.from 4ft to 6ft.ill train monkeys to fill the other positions. Thats what is called getting the base right.he wasent a bad manager was he.? bill bailey
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9:25pm Wed 6 Feb 13

openallhours says...

tomwillo1 wrote:
EVERYONE NEEDS TO SHUT UP AND SUPPORT OUR BRILLIANT TEAM. THE GLORY SUPPORTERS WHO ARE SLAGGING US OFF ON HERE WONT HAVE WATCHED A GAME AT CITY IN NON LEAGUE SO THEY CAN JOG ON. JUST SUPPORT THE LADS AND STOP TALKING BALLS. SEE YOU PROPER FANS AT WYCOMBE.
To quote the famous Duffy;

'Oh dear, 1 out of 10'.
[quote][p][bold]tomwillo1[/bold] wrote: EVERYONE NEEDS TO SHUT UP AND SUPPORT OUR BRILLIANT TEAM. THE GLORY SUPPORTERS WHO ARE SLAGGING US OFF ON HERE WONT HAVE WATCHED A GAME AT CITY IN NON LEAGUE SO THEY CAN JOG ON. JUST SUPPORT THE LADS AND STOP TALKING BALLS. SEE YOU PROPER FANS AT WYCOMBE.[/p][/quote]To quote the famous Duffy; 'Oh dear, 1 out of 10'. openallhours
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9:32pm Wed 6 Feb 13

garnham says...

Agree with tomwillo1

Reid is not up to it, awful player. Can't agree with what has been posted on this subject. We have no money to buy in a quality player in any position.

Don't believe the moaning minnies on here. Just support the lads to the hilt then I know they will deliver.

If you can't stand the heat don't bother us proper supporters who are City thru & thru
Agree with tomwillo1 Reid is not up to it, awful player. Can't agree with what has been posted on this subject. We have no money to buy in a quality player in any position. Don't believe the moaning minnies on here. Just support the lads to the hilt then I know they will deliver. If you can't stand the heat don't bother us proper supporters who are City thru & thru garnham
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9:33pm Wed 6 Feb 13

YorkCityLuke says...

tomwillo1 wrote:
EVERYONE NEEDS TO SHUT UP AND SUPPORT OUR BRILLIANT TEAM. THE GLORY SUPPORTERS WHO ARE SLAGGING US OFF ON HERE WONT HAVE WATCHED A GAME AT CITY IN NON LEAGUE SO THEY CAN JOG ON. JUST SUPPORT THE LADS AND STOP TALKING BALLS. SEE YOU PROPER FANS AT WYCOMBE.
Agree with the sentiment, but no need to shout!
[quote][p][bold]tomwillo1[/bold] wrote: EVERYONE NEEDS TO SHUT UP AND SUPPORT OUR BRILLIANT TEAM. THE GLORY SUPPORTERS WHO ARE SLAGGING US OFF ON HERE WONT HAVE WATCHED A GAME AT CITY IN NON LEAGUE SO THEY CAN JOG ON. JUST SUPPORT THE LADS AND STOP TALKING BALLS. SEE YOU PROPER FANS AT WYCOMBE.[/p][/quote]Agree with the sentiment, but no need to shout! YorkCityLuke
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9:34pm Wed 6 Feb 13

YO1 says...

Reedy has started a game at least three times this season has been poor. It's not that he's a bad player, basically he isn't match fit both physically or in confidence. That comes from playing games and as we don't have a reserve team, it's going to be a problem for any player. Look at TY, plays a few games then injured again.
Reedy has started a game at least three times this season has been poor. It's not that he's a bad player, basically he isn't match fit both physically or in confidence. That comes from playing games and as we don't have a reserve team, it's going to be a problem for any player. Look at TY, plays a few games then injured again. YO1
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9:57pm Wed 6 Feb 13

uhtred says...

After c150 posts this is all getting very boring with the same arguments over and over again. Roll on Saturday for new subject matter to arrive!
After c150 posts this is all getting very boring with the same arguments over and over again. Roll on Saturday for new subject matter to arrive! uhtred
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9:58pm Wed 6 Feb 13

tomwillo1 says...

Caps lock is off now. Just sick of the jumped up 'so called' fans that just enjoy slagging us off in any shape or form. Get behind the lads and our top manager and we won't go down. Continue to slag them off and boo and that's when things go the other way!
Caps lock is off now. Just sick of the jumped up 'so called' fans that just enjoy slagging us off in any shape or form. Get behind the lads and our top manager and we won't go down. Continue to slag them off and boo and that's when things go the other way! tomwillo1
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10:28pm Wed 6 Feb 13

skilly says...

tomwillo1 wrote:
Caps lock is off now. Just sick of the jumped up 'so called' fans that just enjoy slagging us off in any shape or form. Get behind the lads and our top manager and we won't go down. Continue to slag them off and boo and that's when things go the other way!
I agree fully with this. Watched the Gillingham v Wycombe game and its probably summed up league 2. Nothing to choose between the teams and at times both sides look ordinary. Wycombe won due to a quality finish and there must be dozens of games like this in league 2. We are not a bad side and need to get behind the team. Nothing to fear against any team in this league. We have the quality but need to take our chances. COYR
[quote][p][bold]tomwillo1[/bold] wrote: Caps lock is off now. Just sick of the jumped up 'so called' fans that just enjoy slagging us off in any shape or form. Get behind the lads and our top manager and we won't go down. Continue to slag them off and boo and that's when things go the other way![/p][/quote]I agree fully with this. Watched the Gillingham v Wycombe game and its probably summed up league 2. Nothing to choose between the teams and at times both sides look ordinary. Wycombe won due to a quality finish and there must be dozens of games like this in league 2. We are not a bad side and need to get behind the team. Nothing to fear against any team in this league. We have the quality but need to take our chances. COYR skilly
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10:57pm Wed 6 Feb 13

openallhours says...

garnham wrote:
Agree with tomwillo1

Reid is not up to it, awful player. Can't agree with what has been posted on this subject. We have no money to buy in a quality player in any position.

Don't believe the moaning minnies on here. Just support the lads to the hilt then I know they will deliver.

If you can't stand the heat don't bother us proper supporters who are City thru & thru
We have no money coz Mills has blown most of it on players who can't get in the side or have already been released (not to mention employing defensive Des).

We also have no money coz a lot of fans have been put off by our home form.

Being out of all of the cup competitions early on didn't help either.

But I, along with many others will still be supporting (and paying to watch) York long after Mills and co have gone.
[quote][p][bold]garnham[/bold] wrote: Agree with tomwillo1 Reid is not up to it, awful player. Can't agree with what has been posted on this subject. We have no money to buy in a quality player in any position. Don't believe the moaning minnies on here. Just support the lads to the hilt then I know they will deliver. If you can't stand the heat don't bother us proper supporters who are City thru & thru[/p][/quote]We have no money coz Mills has blown most of it on players who can't get in the side or have already been released (not to mention employing defensive Des). We also have no money coz a lot of fans have been put off by our home form. Being out of all of the cup competitions early on didn't help either. But I, along with many others will still be supporting (and paying to watch) York long after Mills and co have gone. openallhours
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12:06am Thu 7 Feb 13

jumbojet says...

Tomwillo1 quote 'everyone needs to shutup and support our BRILLIANT team'. I have read some rubbish on this forum, but, in capitals or not, that about sums up the knowledge of the average York City supporter. Ifyou are going to watch this rubbish that the City team are playing, and going to Wycombe, you must have a very sad life, you will have more fun walking the bar walls. The team, and particularly the Manager, are hopeless, I just cannot imagine what they do at training, they have no idea, they lack purpose,team spirit, just big kicks from a goalkeeper, 90% of the time giving the ball to the opposite side, and the 10% played by City, side to side, before an inaccurate pass does the same thing. It is total rubbish, village league stuff.
Tomwillo1 quote 'everyone needs to shutup and support our BRILLIANT team'. I have read some rubbish on this forum, but, in capitals or not, that about sums up the knowledge of the average York City supporter. Ifyou are going to watch this rubbish that the City team are playing, and going to Wycombe, you must have a very sad life, you will have more fun walking the bar walls. The team, and particularly the Manager, are hopeless, I just cannot imagine what they do at training, they have no idea, they lack purpose,team spirit, just big kicks from a goalkeeper, 90% of the time giving the ball to the opposite side, and the 10% played by City, side to side, before an inaccurate pass does the same thing. It is total rubbish, village league stuff. jumbojet
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12:20am Thu 7 Feb 13

Tug job says...

1968expat wrote:
I feel that Reid is not that different from Keith Walwyn, some people will probably think I have gone crazy, but everyone has got their own opinions. Walwyn never had a great first touch. But boy could he finish. I think same applies to Reid. If he goes then he has my very best wishes. But I fear Mr, Mills has made a another very grave mistake.
Do you genuinely believe this or have you just posted to try and be controversial? Keith Walwyn had it all - touch, pace, strength, heading, ability to take players on and beat them. Jamie Reed is a reasoable finisher but has none of the other attributes, he wasn't even much good against Northallerton. I also wonder why so many posters are unable to spell Jamie's surname correctly, despite this being included in the headline. I know some immature people will resort to calling me a 'Keith Clapper', but Keith Walwyn really was a very good player; Jamie Reed isn't which is why he is still on our books.
[quote][p][bold]1968expat[/bold] wrote: I feel that Reid is not that different from Keith Walwyn, some people will probably think I have gone crazy, but everyone has got their own opinions. Walwyn never had a great first touch. But boy could he finish. I think same applies to Reid. If he goes then he has my very best wishes. But I fear Mr, Mills has made a another very grave mistake.[/p][/quote]Do you genuinely believe this or have you just posted to try and be controversial? Keith Walwyn had it all - touch, pace, strength, heading, ability to take players on and beat them. Jamie Reed is a reasoable finisher but has none of the other attributes, he wasn't even much good against Northallerton. I also wonder why so many posters are unable to spell Jamie's surname correctly, despite this being included in the headline. I know some immature people will resort to calling me a 'Keith Clapper', but Keith Walwyn really was a very good player; Jamie Reed isn't which is why he is still on our books. Tug job
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10:31am Thu 7 Feb 13

Tug job says...

openallhours wrote:
garnham wrote: Agree with tomwillo1 Reid is not up to it, awful player. Can't agree with what has been posted on this subject. We have no money to buy in a quality player in any position. Don't believe the moaning minnies on here. Just support the lads to the hilt then I know they will deliver. If you can't stand the heat don't bother us proper supporters who are City thru & thru
We have no money coz Mills has blown most of it on players who can't get in the side or have already been released (not to mention employing defensive Des). We also have no money coz a lot of fans have been put off by our home form. Being out of all of the cup competitions early on didn't help either. But I, along with many others will still be supporting (and paying to watch) York long after Mills and co have gone.
This is an odd post. All the players in the squad, whether they are in the side or not (for whatever reason, including injuries) , have to be paid and this is true for every club. Players who are on loan elsewhere will have some of their wages paid by that club (this will vary according to the load agreement). Players we have on load from other clubs will have some of their wages paid by us. Again, this is standard practice. Average home gates are up by around 750 on last season and we have a couple of games coming up against sides who will bring large followings. It is true that better cup runs would have generated more income but we beat Rotherham away and how many people realistically believed we would beat Coventry. We were a shade unlucky against Doncaster as many posters on here recognised. We were beaten by Wimbledon in a replay - the first round draw was a poor display (although if we'd taken our chances in the first half we'd have been well ahead), but we played very well and were unlucky in the replay. We have generally played reasonably well against much better oppostion than last season. Occasionally, we have sparkled. On a few occasions we have struggled. In other words, we are a typical League Two club. A look at the table will show you how tight this division is.
[quote][p][bold]openallhours[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]garnham[/bold] wrote: Agree with tomwillo1 Reid is not up to it, awful player. Can't agree with what has been posted on this subject. We have no money to buy in a quality player in any position. Don't believe the moaning minnies on here. Just support the lads to the hilt then I know they will deliver. If you can't stand the heat don't bother us proper supporters who are City thru & thru[/p][/quote]We have no money coz Mills has blown most of it on players who can't get in the side or have already been released (not to mention employing defensive Des). We also have no money coz a lot of fans have been put off by our home form. Being out of all of the cup competitions early on didn't help either. But I, along with many others will still be supporting (and paying to watch) York long after Mills and co have gone.[/p][/quote]This is an odd post. All the players in the squad, whether they are in the side or not (for whatever reason, including injuries) , have to be paid and this is true for every club. Players who are on loan elsewhere will have some of their wages paid by that club (this will vary according to the load agreement). Players we have on load from other clubs will have some of their wages paid by us. Again, this is standard practice. Average home gates are up by around 750 on last season and we have a couple of games coming up against sides who will bring large followings. It is true that better cup runs would have generated more income but we beat Rotherham away and how many people realistically believed we would beat Coventry. We were a shade unlucky against Doncaster as many posters on here recognised. We were beaten by Wimbledon in a replay - the first round draw was a poor display (although if we'd taken our chances in the first half we'd have been well ahead), but we played very well and were unlucky in the replay. We have generally played reasonably well against much better oppostion than last season. Occasionally, we have sparkled. On a few occasions we have struggled. In other words, we are a typical League Two club. A look at the table will show you how tight this division is. Tug job
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10:34am Thu 7 Feb 13

yorko66 says...

I named My cat Keith Walwyn. He is and always will be my favourtite city player and it was a privelidge to be able to watch him when he was at york
I named My cat Keith Walwyn. He is and always will be my favourtite city player and it was a privelidge to be able to watch him when he was at york yorko66
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10:36am Thu 7 Feb 13

chalkytalky says...

I always liked Michael Gash and some people slagged him. He is now doing just fine after a run of games for CUFC. 11 goals this term so far.
Reedy needs the same, an opportunity. As some people said, a game or two isnt enough. If he had had a 5-10 game run of starts and not done it I could understand people saying he isnt good enough, but he has shown in fleeting appearances he can score goals (which is what we need). I like Walker and he is probably the most fouled player in the division, but he can't do it every game on his own (hold up the ball and try bring others into play). Shame Reedy is going, I am in fear for our season at the moment, hope we turn it around and do wish we would try something other than 433 at home as teams just sit back and wait for us so it doesnt work unlike away games.
I always liked Michael Gash and some people slagged him. He is now doing just fine after a run of games for CUFC. 11 goals this term so far. Reedy needs the same, an opportunity. As some people said, a game or two isnt enough. If he had had a 5-10 game run of starts and not done it I could understand people saying he isnt good enough, but he has shown in fleeting appearances he can score goals (which is what we need). I like Walker and he is probably the most fouled player in the division, but he can't do it every game on his own (hold up the ball and try bring others into play). Shame Reedy is going, I am in fear for our season at the moment, hope we turn it around and do wish we would try something other than 433 at home as teams just sit back and wait for us so it doesnt work unlike away games. chalkytalky
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10:46am Thu 7 Feb 13

redwhiteblue says...

Reed is fit to clean Keith boots - final Keith's was a gentle giant - he had skill, pace, heading ability, held the ball up well, beat defenders and able to score with both feet. Mr Reed I'm sorry you are not from the same mould. Before anyone starts, he's not a Barnes either. Seen almost every Reed performance, never impressed with his attitude when given a chance.
Reed is fit to clean Keith boots - final Keith's was a gentle giant - he had skill, pace, heading ability, held the ball up well, beat defenders and able to score with both feet. Mr Reed I'm sorry you are not from the same mould. Before anyone starts, he's not a Barnes either. Seen almost every Reed performance, never impressed with his attitude when given a chance. redwhiteblue
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1:32pm Thu 7 Feb 13

erniet says...

As a southern exile will be making one of my rare visits to a City game at Wycombe on Saturday (sorry for my sad life jumbojet). I only wish I hadn't read the comments section before Saturday's game as I'm now feeling suicidal. If there's a bridge in Wycombe I may have to be led away from the edge! Seriously, I know it's worrying and all that but the league is tight and City aren't too far off. From what I've seen, Chambers and Coulson are big misses but what can you do?
As a southern exile will be making one of my rare visits to a City game at Wycombe on Saturday (sorry for my sad life jumbojet). I only wish I hadn't read the comments section before Saturday's game as I'm now feeling suicidal. If there's a bridge in Wycombe I may have to be led away from the edge! Seriously, I know it's worrying and all that but the league is tight and City aren't too far off. From what I've seen, Chambers and Coulson are big misses but what can you do? erniet
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6:09pm Thu 7 Feb 13

tomwillo1 says...

jumbojet wrote:
Tomwillo1 quote 'everyone needs to shutup and support our BRILLIANT team'. I have read some rubbish on this forum, but, in capitals or not, that about sums up the knowledge of the average York City supporter. Ifyou are going to watch this rubbish that the City team are playing, and going to Wycombe, you must have a very sad life, you will have more fun walking the bar walls. The team, and particularly the Manager, are hopeless, I just cannot imagine what they do at training, they have no idea, they lack purpose,team spirit, just big kicks from a goalkeeper, 90% of the time giving the ball to the opposite side, and the 10% played by City, side to side, before an inaccurate pass does the same thing. It is total rubbish, village league stuff.
If im that sad, why are you commenting on a team that you call hopeless. You obviously have nothing good to do with your pathetic life. Obviously a leeds fan.
[quote][p][bold]jumbojet[/bold] wrote: Tomwillo1 quote 'everyone needs to shutup and support our BRILLIANT team'. I have read some rubbish on this forum, but, in capitals or not, that about sums up the knowledge of the average York City supporter. Ifyou are going to watch this rubbish that the City team are playing, and going to Wycombe, you must have a very sad life, you will have more fun walking the bar walls. The team, and particularly the Manager, are hopeless, I just cannot imagine what they do at training, they have no idea, they lack purpose,team spirit, just big kicks from a goalkeeper, 90% of the time giving the ball to the opposite side, and the 10% played by City, side to side, before an inaccurate pass does the same thing. It is total rubbish, village league stuff.[/p][/quote]If im that sad, why are you commenting on a team that you call hopeless. You obviously have nothing good to do with your pathetic life. Obviously a leeds fan. tomwillo1
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6:41pm Thu 7 Feb 13

duffy says...

John McGrath looks to be signing for us in the February loan window from Burton.
John McGrath looks to be signing for us in the February loan window from Burton. duffy
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7:10pm Thu 7 Feb 13

Yorkie41 says...

Wow another Irishman, ha ha we will be playing in an Irish league soon.
Wow another Irishman, ha ha we will be playing in an Irish league soon. Yorkie41
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8:27pm Thu 7 Feb 13

Dortmun says...

duffy wrote:
John McGrath looks to be signing for us in the February loan window from Burton.
Fantastic, another midfield player that cant get a game at his own club
[quote][p][bold]duffy[/bold] wrote: John McGrath looks to be signing for us in the February loan window from Burton.[/p][/quote]Fantastic, another midfield player that cant get a game at his own club Dortmun
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8:49pm Thu 7 Feb 13

henleazeyorkie says...

As an aside to all the recent tittle-tattle, I've just checked out a Big Match Revisited currently available on Virgin Media catch up which features the Forest / City Cup Tie from Jan '79, which I was at and haven't seen highlights of probably since then

Even though we went down 3-1 to an excellent side, Larry lloyd, John McGovern, Martin O'Neill scoring, it's well worth the watch for

- unbelievable snow covered pitch (would never be played now)
- standard blizzard issue red lines / orange ball
- Roy Kay refusing to make anything approaching a tackle (as per)
- David Pugh's tache
- Barry Wellings consolation goal, replete with Maurice Gibb hair style (or lack of)
- Brian Moore constantly referring to "little York City"

Ruddy Marvellous!!!!
As an aside to all the recent tittle-tattle, I've just checked out a Big Match Revisited currently available on Virgin Media catch up which features the Forest / City Cup Tie from Jan '79, which I was at and haven't seen highlights of probably since then Even though we went down 3-1 to an excellent side, Larry lloyd, John McGovern, Martin O'Neill scoring, it's well worth the watch for - unbelievable snow covered pitch (would never be played now) - standard blizzard issue red lines / orange ball - Roy Kay refusing to make anything approaching a tackle (as per) - David Pugh's tache - Barry Wellings consolation goal, replete with Maurice Gibb hair style (or lack of) - Brian Moore constantly referring to "little York City" Ruddy Marvellous!!!! henleazeyorkie
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12:40am Fri 8 Feb 13

GreenshawGrinder says...

John McGrath, 5.10 tall and weighs 10 stone 4lbs, another lightweight. Should add a bit of beef in midfield. Not!
John McGrath, 5.10 tall and weighs 10 stone 4lbs, another lightweight. Should add a bit of beef in midfield. Not! GreenshawGrinder
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7:45am Fri 8 Feb 13

duffy says...

GreenshawGrinder wrote:
John McGrath, 5.10 tall and weighs 10 stone 4lbs, another lightweight. Should add a bit of beef in midfield. Not!
McGrath was very highly rated in his conference days and thought by many the best midfielder in the division.
[quote][p][bold]GreenshawGrinder[/bold] wrote: John McGrath, 5.10 tall and weighs 10 stone 4lbs, another lightweight. Should add a bit of beef in midfield. Not![/p][/quote]McGrath was very highly rated in his conference days and thought by many the best midfielder in the division. duffy
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