York City sign John McGrath on loan as Jamie Reed heads to Cambridge United

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NEW signing John McGrath is poised to go straight into York City’s starting line-up for tonight’s home match with League Two title contenders Gillingham.

Burton midfielder McGrath, who turns 33 next month, has signed on loan with the Minstermen until the end of the season.

But striker Jamie Reed will play no part in the rest of City’s campaign, having agreed loan terms with Blue Square Bet Premier outfit Cambridge United.

McGrath has scored 19 goals for Burton during 236 appearances but has found his first-team opportunities restricted this term after returning in November from nine months on the sidelines with a torn foot ligament.

He has made nine appearances, but only one start, since regaining fitness but has, otherwise, been a mainstay in the Brewers’ engine room for five-and-a-half years.

His last outing came during Saturday’s 2-0 home victory over Rotherham but City boss Gary Mills acted quickly when he learned that the former Aston Villa player had become available.

McGrath played for Tamworth under Mills, having started out at Villa, where he made two Premier League appearances at the age of 20 as a substitute for David Ginola and Paul Merson in respective matches against Liverpool and Bradford.

The Irishman has also plied his trade at Dagenham & Redbridge, Doncaster Rovers, Shrewsbury, Kidderminster Harriers, home-town Limerick and Weymouth in the past.

Former City boss Colin Walker, meanwhile, once tried to sign McGrath before he went on to help Burton win the Conference title in 2008/9, playing 48 games and scoring six goals during that campaign.

On McGrath’s arrival and Reed’s departure, City chief Mills said: “I’ve brought John McGrath in from Burton on loan until the end of the season.

“He’s an experienced League player and has skippered Burton at that level for a couple of seasons. He became available and I decided to go and get him.

“Jamie Reed has also gone to Cambridge until the end of the season. He wanted to leave and that situation has been going on for too long. It’s been rectified now and he won’t take any further part in our season.

City skipper Chris Smith, meanwhile, looks likely to miss this evening’s match with a foot problem.

As David McGurk (hamstring), Chris Doig (ankle) and Lanre Oyebanjo (head) are all currently sidelined, Smith’s absence could mean a rare chance for Dan Parslow in his once favoured position of centre-back.

Mills added: “Chris Smith is very doubtful with a foot injury and, while I’m not 100 per cent sure that he won’t be playing, I’m probably 75 per cent sure. David McGurk is still out as well so our obvious option is to put Dan Parslow back in there.

“That would not be an issue although things are not ideal for us because, at this moment in time, we’ve got Dave McGurk, Chris Doig, Lanre Oyebanjo and probably Chris Smith out injured now, which is a massive blow for us at the back.”

With his side having shipped four goals in each of their last two matches, Mills has also refused to rule out making several changes to his starting line-up.

He said: “You always have to look and see if you think it’s the right time to make changes.

“I have to think about what is the best team to beat Gillingham and, if that means changes, then there will be some because that’s my job.”

Prior to losing 4-0 at Wycombe and 4-1 against Morecambe, however, the Minstermen held Gillingham to a 1-1 draw at Priestfield and even led until the 85th minute so Mills knows his team are capable of bouncing back from their last two results.

“When we played them a couple of weeks ago, we were the better team,” he reasoned.

“We know how they play and will have to handle their direct approach to the game like we did at their place.

“I don’t need to remind the players how well they played against them last time out. We’ve just been going over a few things in training and the most important thing is that we get back to our best.”

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4:56pm Mon 11 Feb 13

redbluelion says...

this proves mills has lost the feeking plot sack him...why on earth another midfield
player FCOFL...its someone who can get us some goals we need...mills is now really starting to PMO...
this proves mills has lost the feeking plot sack him...why on earth another midfield player FCOFL...its someone who can get us some goals we need...mills is now really starting to PMO... redbluelion
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5:03pm Mon 11 Feb 13

duffy says...

He was a quality midfielder at conference level so you never know.
He was a quality midfielder at conference level so you never know. duffy
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5:08pm Mon 11 Feb 13

heartbreaker says...

We definitely do need a new midfielder. We have a lot but they haven't been good enough. Kerr, Challinor, Bullock - experienced but not good enough for this level anymore sadly. McReady, Platt - their time will come. McLaughlin, Potts - believe they will come good but not consistant enough yet. Parslow - not a midfielder.

Left back (vital!), striker, centre back (possibly 2), back up keeper to give Ingham some competion all needed in the summer but for now we just need to fight and survive with what we got unless some quality is available on loan. Hopefully this McGrath is decent...
We definitely do need a new midfielder. We have a lot but they haven't been good enough. Kerr, Challinor, Bullock - experienced but not good enough for this level anymore sadly. McReady, Platt - their time will come. McLaughlin, Potts - believe they will come good but not consistant enough yet. Parslow - not a midfielder. Left back (vital!), striker, centre back (possibly 2), back up keeper to give Ingham some competion all needed in the summer but for now we just need to fight and survive with what we got unless some quality is available on loan. Hopefully this McGrath is decent... heartbreaker
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5:11pm Mon 11 Feb 13

nigthepig says...

Sounds like we are in desperation mode!
Sounds like we are in desperation mode! nigthepig
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5:14pm Mon 11 Feb 13

YCFC am byth says...

McGrath has been a teriffic midfielder for Burton but not played a lot recently. He may be a shrewd signing. Like all things making signings with no budget takes time and is not easy. This deal has been in work for some time. Sad to see Reedy go but he is not league 2 standard and its probably a case of balancing the budget. We definately need a plan B striker however NOW IS THE TIME to get behind the manager and the team irrespective of feelings. We need positive energy and points. No booing tomorrow lets encourage the boys and get 3 points.
McGrath has been a teriffic midfielder for Burton but not played a lot recently. He may be a shrewd signing. Like all things making signings with no budget takes time and is not easy. This deal has been in work for some time. Sad to see Reedy go but he is not league 2 standard and its probably a case of balancing the budget. We definately need a plan B striker however NOW IS THE TIME to get behind the manager and the team irrespective of feelings. We need positive energy and points. No booing tomorrow lets encourage the boys and get 3 points. YCFC am byth
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5:15pm Mon 11 Feb 13

Yorkie69 says...

WE NEED A STRIKER !! Can`t say anymore having witnessed the last two games.
WE NEED A STRIKER !! Can`t say anymore having witnessed the last two games. Yorkie69
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5:16pm Mon 11 Feb 13

Dortmun says...

Cant blame you one bit for getting out Jamie. Did not get on the pitch on sat even during such a dire display by virtually all the players so Mills was never going to play you. Good luck at cambridge.
Cant blame you one bit for getting out Jamie. Did not get on the pitch on sat even during such a dire display by virtually all the players so Mills was never going to play you. Good luck at cambridge. Dortmun
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5:17pm Mon 11 Feb 13

Fergie says...

My oh my Mills loves his midfielders and another small one at that a massive 5ft 9inch. Did ok for Burton a few years ago and we did try to sign him in 2008 I believe. However, where is the big six foot 2 inch powerhouse striker we so desperatley need to bang a few goals in? Jury is out on this signing for me? With Reed now gone, how about a new forward please?
My oh my Mills loves his midfielders and another small one at that a massive 5ft 9inch. Did ok for Burton a few years ago and we did try to sign him in 2008 I believe. However, where is the big six foot 2 inch powerhouse striker we so desperatley need to bang a few goals in? Jury is out on this signing for me? With Reed now gone, how about a new forward please? Fergie
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5:17pm Mon 11 Feb 13

A user says...

Not convinced but time will tell... hopefully a short time!
Welcome to York, John.
I also wish Jamie the very best at Cambridge. Personally, I just don't think he was given a good enough run in the team and was therefore inconsistent with his form.
Not convinced but time will tell... hopefully a short time! Welcome to York, John. I also wish Jamie the very best at Cambridge. Personally, I just don't think he was given a good enough run in the team and was therefore inconsistent with his form. A user
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5:26pm Mon 11 Feb 13

bartsimmo says...

Another league two misfit. He was good and yes we did try to sign him a couple of seasons ago but obviously has proved his unworth in this division with Burton now. His best days behind him, but hopefully he can do a job providing Mills plays him in his position and stops utilising his favourites that just simply are not doing it.
Reed is a big loss. always a loss to lose a goal scorer when your team is not scoring goals! SHOULD HAVE CHANGED THE SYSTEM MILLS TO STEADY THE SHIP AND GET SOME GOALS!!!
Another league two misfit. He was good and yes we did try to sign him a couple of seasons ago but obviously has proved his unworth in this division with Burton now. His best days behind him, but hopefully he can do a job providing Mills plays him in his position and stops utilising his favourites that just simply are not doing it. Reed is a big loss. always a loss to lose a goal scorer when your team is not scoring goals! SHOULD HAVE CHANGED THE SYSTEM MILLS TO STEADY THE SHIP AND GET SOME GOALS!!! bartsimmo
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5:33pm Mon 11 Feb 13

yorkonafork says...

Good signing.

Hope he does well for York.
Good signing. Hope he does well for York. yorkonafork
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5:33pm Mon 11 Feb 13

duffy says...

bartsimmo wrote:
Another league two misfit. He was good and yes we did try to sign him a couple of seasons ago but obviously has proved his unworth in this division with Burton now. His best days behind him, but hopefully he can do a job providing Mills plays him in his position and stops utilising his favourites that just simply are not doing it.
Reed is a big loss. always a loss to lose a goal scorer when your team is not scoring goals! SHOULD HAVE CHANGED THE SYSTEM MILLS TO STEADY THE SHIP AND GET SOME GOALS!!!
But hopefully good enough to just keep us up this season. No one is kidding themself we are pushing for a play off place any longer, its all about survival.
[quote][p][bold]bartsimmo[/bold] wrote: Another league two misfit. He was good and yes we did try to sign him a couple of seasons ago but obviously has proved his unworth in this division with Burton now. His best days behind him, but hopefully he can do a job providing Mills plays him in his position and stops utilising his favourites that just simply are not doing it. Reed is a big loss. always a loss to lose a goal scorer when your team is not scoring goals! SHOULD HAVE CHANGED THE SYSTEM MILLS TO STEADY THE SHIP AND GET SOME GOALS!!![/p][/quote]But hopefully good enough to just keep us up this season. No one is kidding themself we are pushing for a play off place any longer, its all about survival. duffy
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5:37pm Mon 11 Feb 13

redbluelion says...

i can see us getting beat tuesday again whats the chances of our not so star striker scoring ...zillion to flaming one may be worth a flutter...not...
walker should be dropped but no chance of that...mills loves him too much..
i can see us getting beat tuesday again whats the chances of our not so star striker scoring ...zillion to flaming one may be worth a flutter...not... walker should be dropped but no chance of that...mills loves him too much.. redbluelion
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5:38pm Mon 11 Feb 13

OLD - HEAD says...

A bit of a gamble as he has only played in about five league matches due to being injured. He was a regular when fully fit, but he may now be past his best. But like all new signings you have to see them play a few times before passing judgement. I will certainly be keeping an eye on how Jamie Reed does at Cambridge United. It would be ironic if he was to form a prolific goalscoring partnership with Michael Gash.
A bit of a gamble as he has only played in about five league matches due to being injured. He was a regular when fully fit, but he may now be past his best. But like all new signings you have to see them play a few times before passing judgement. I will certainly be keeping an eye on how Jamie Reed does at Cambridge United. It would be ironic if he was to form a prolific goalscoring partnership with Michael Gash. OLD - HEAD
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5:43pm Mon 11 Feb 13

kirbylad says...

Wellcome to York city John Mcgrath had a reputation tough tackling player few years ago so should improve midfield,but our main problems are our strikers not good enough for lge 2 but gary mills insists on the same front 3 so unless he signs a big bustling striker only changes will be 1-0 2-0 defeats rather than 4-0 defeats but still defeats.So come to your senses Mr Mills and make all city fans happy and give us a big striker before its to late.P.s.It will make you a hero again.
Wellcome to York city John Mcgrath had a reputation tough tackling player few years ago so should improve midfield,but our main problems are our strikers not good enough for lge 2 but gary mills insists on the same front 3 so unless he signs a big bustling striker only changes will be 1-0 2-0 defeats rather than 4-0 defeats but still defeats.So come to your senses Mr Mills and make all city fans happy and give us a big striker before its to late.P.s.It will make you a hero again. kirbylad
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5:58pm Mon 11 Feb 13

class of 84 says...

One more bad defeat from the sack, it's that simple gary mills.
One more bad defeat from the sack, it's that simple gary mills. class of 84
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6:18pm Mon 11 Feb 13

YO1 says...

redbluelion wrote:
this proves mills has lost the feeking plot sack him...why on earth another midfield
player FCOFL...its someone who can get us some goals we need...mills is now really starting to PMO...
We need to strengthen midfield so we have brought in a midfielder. It's quite simple really.
[quote][p][bold]redbluelion[/bold] wrote: this proves mills has lost the feeking plot sack him...why on earth another midfield player FCOFL...its someone who can get us some goals we need...mills is now really starting to PMO...[/p][/quote]We need to strengthen midfield so we have brought in a midfielder. It's quite simple really. YO1
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6:19pm Mon 11 Feb 13

YorkCityLuke says...

redbluelion wrote:
this proves mills has lost the feeking plot sack him...why on earth another midfield
player FCOFL...its someone who can get us some goals we need...mills is now really starting to PMO...
So you're totally happy with our midfielders at the moment? It would surprise me if you were happy with anything about YCFC, but even by my 'happy clapper' standards the midfield is weak. Why not actually support the club rather than constantly undermining it? You complain about Mills not doing his job, but as a supporter you're doing a much worse one.
[quote][p][bold]redbluelion[/bold] wrote: this proves mills has lost the feeking plot sack him...why on earth another midfield player FCOFL...its someone who can get us some goals we need...mills is now really starting to PMO...[/p][/quote]So you're totally happy with our midfielders at the moment? It would surprise me if you were happy with anything about YCFC, but even by my 'happy clapper' standards the midfield is weak. Why not actually support the club rather than constantly undermining it? You complain about Mills not doing his job, but as a supporter you're doing a much worse one. YorkCityLuke
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6:33pm Mon 11 Feb 13

YCFC am byth says...

Agreed YorkCityLuke. Midfield needs strengthening, maybe give Kerr rest. Maybe there is a strike in the pipeline as they said they were trying to sin couple of players. KEEP THE FAITH
Agreed YorkCityLuke. Midfield needs strengthening, maybe give Kerr rest. Maybe there is a strike in the pipeline as they said they were trying to sin couple of players. KEEP THE FAITH YCFC am byth
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7:47pm Mon 11 Feb 13

johnboy2882 says...

jamie reed is on loan to cambridgeutd until the end of the season
jamie reed is on loan to cambridgeutd until the end of the season johnboy2882
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8:03pm Mon 11 Feb 13

Jo1971 says...

This is a quality signing and in my opinion will add to an area of midfield where we are struggling. Sadly i believe this is a short term loan and not till the end of the season as stated.
This is a quality signing and in my opinion will add to an area of midfield where we are struggling. Sadly i believe this is a short term loan and not till the end of the season as stated. Jo1971
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8:04pm Mon 11 Feb 13

rupertbehr says...

Thank you Reedy !!!......Good luck son.
Thank you Reedy !!!......Good luck son. rupertbehr
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8:05pm Mon 11 Feb 13

Pitbull Terry says...

Our Midfield is poor at the moment but a greater priority is a 6'3" centre forward who can hold the ball up and bring others into play. Above all else he must have the strength that defenders bounce off him. I don't believe he has to be a prolific scorer because with this type of player up front, everyone would benefit. The team at the moment is far too lightweight.
Our Midfield is poor at the moment but a greater priority is a 6'3" centre forward who can hold the ball up and bring others into play. Above all else he must have the strength that defenders bounce off him. I don't believe he has to be a prolific scorer because with this type of player up front, everyone would benefit. The team at the moment is far too lightweight. Pitbull Terry
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8:21pm Mon 11 Feb 13

Tug job says...

johnboy2882 wrote:
jamie reed is on loan to cambridgeutd until the end of the season
Really? Where did you read that?
[quote][p][bold]johnboy2882[/bold] wrote: jamie reed is on loan to cambridgeutd until the end of the season[/p][/quote]Really? Where did you read that? Tug job
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8:25pm Mon 11 Feb 13

referee 1 says...

a lot of negativity about and constructive opinion i prefer the latter come on all you supporters lets get behind the boys and gary right from the off tomorrow not boo and shout abuse at tthe first error made its all to easy to cheer when we are doing well and walk away whinging when the wheels start to wobbleif your supporters support thats what this great game is about. my observation is that gary maybe put to much pressure on this bunch of players preseason with talk of back to back success without fully knowing their capabilities at this level,yes we know the ones well found out and i think garys been caught out himself he is also learning and yes some of his tatics and decisions have been strange however its all about finishing above 2nd bottom this year lets be honest about it, i remember gateshead at home last year how many of you then thought you would be watching league2 football this year after that footballs a funny game you never know we just might click tomorrow night stranger things have happened come on support the club
a lot of negativity about and constructive opinion i prefer the latter come on all you supporters lets get behind the boys and gary right from the off tomorrow not boo and shout abuse at tthe first error made its all to easy to cheer when we are doing well and walk away whinging when the wheels start to wobbleif your supporters support thats what this great game is about. my observation is that gary maybe put to much pressure on this bunch of players preseason with talk of back to back success without fully knowing their capabilities at this level,yes we know the ones well found out and i think garys been caught out himself he is also learning and yes some of his tatics and decisions have been strange however its all about finishing above 2nd bottom this year lets be honest about it, i remember gateshead at home last year how many of you then thought you would be watching league2 football this year after that footballs a funny game you never know we just might click tomorrow night stranger things have happened come on support the club referee 1
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8:31pm Mon 11 Feb 13

Tug job says...

redbluelion wrote:
this proves mills has lost the feeking plot sack him...why on earth another midfield
player FCOFL...its someone who can get us some goals we need...mills is now really starting to PMO...
It is proof that Mills has acted quickly to try and resolve the problem of our midfield having been outfought and outplayed in the last two games. Sounds reasonable enough to me. You don't know who else the club may be trying to recruit, although if you did you'd doubtless be having a go at them before they'd had a chance to show what they were capable of. Why don't you try supporting the team, for once, instead of always being so hostile? Has GM upset you, personally, in some way?
[quote][p][bold]redbluelion[/bold] wrote: this proves mills has lost the feeking plot sack him...why on earth another midfield player FCOFL...its someone who can get us some goals we need...mills is now really starting to PMO...[/p][/quote]It is proof that Mills has acted quickly to try and resolve the problem of our midfield having been outfought and outplayed in the last two games. Sounds reasonable enough to me. You don't know who else the club may be trying to recruit, although if you did you'd doubtless be having a go at them before they'd had a chance to show what they were capable of. Why don't you try supporting the team, for once, instead of always being so hostile? Has GM upset you, personally, in some way? Tug job
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8:39pm Mon 11 Feb 13

johnno65 says...

Hopefully do a job for us and tighten the midfield call me crazy but i feel Walker could make things happen in a midfield role and let Rodman with McDaid or Everson play up front. McGurk needs to come back in if fit and start with Chambers and McReady. Would like to see Johnson as well, it's not all over yet this is York we never do things the easy way, 3 wins and were back to mid table and hopefully close to safety.
Hopefully do a job for us and tighten the midfield call me crazy but i feel Walker could make things happen in a midfield role and let Rodman with McDaid or Everson play up front. McGurk needs to come back in if fit and start with Chambers and McReady. Would like to see Johnson as well, it's not all over yet this is York we never do things the easy way, 3 wins and were back to mid table and hopefully close to safety. johnno65
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8:40pm Mon 11 Feb 13

tomwillo1 says...

Dissapointed Reedy has gone as I think in a 4-4-2 he is guaranteed goals. Hope he bangs in loads for cambridge and comes back to city next season. McGrath is experienced and will only improve the squad. Sick of people slagging off mills with everything he does now. BACK MILLSY.
Dissapointed Reedy has gone as I think in a 4-4-2 he is guaranteed goals. Hope he bangs in loads for cambridge and comes back to city next season. McGrath is experienced and will only improve the squad. Sick of people slagging off mills with everything he does now. BACK MILLSY. tomwillo1
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8:47pm Mon 11 Feb 13

roobarb85 says...

We've got loads of injury prone and/or unproven at this level and/or never made it at this level smallish midfielders on the books.

Why do we need another?

For those with long memories this reminds me of the finale of Ron Saunders' managerial career at Birmingham. Convinced that combative midfielders were essential, he packed the side with them ending up with Des Bremner (epitome of honest but uninspiring work horse) playing as a lone striker. It's not got that bad at Bootham yet!

But YCFC seems to be going the same way. Still let's shout them on tomorrow night, and hope for an OG, a pen and a few dodgy reffing decisions (we're owed) to see us through.
We've got loads of injury prone and/or unproven at this level and/or never made it at this level smallish midfielders on the books. Why do we need another? For those with long memories this reminds me of the finale of Ron Saunders' managerial career at Birmingham. Convinced that combative midfielders were essential, he packed the side with them ending up with Des Bremner (epitome of honest but uninspiring work horse) playing as a lone striker. It's not got that bad at Bootham yet! But YCFC seems to be going the same way. Still let's shout them on tomorrow night, and hope for an OG, a pen and a few dodgy reffing decisions (we're owed) to see us through. roobarb85
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8:51pm Mon 11 Feb 13

Helliwell's Not a Donkey says...

I hope he drops Scott "I like going round in circles and losing the ball" Kerr, but he won't. I can see Potts making way, hopefully not Paddy. Can we persuade Nigel Pepper out of retirement, he would put the frighteners up anybody trying to get past him. He is the only person I know who has burst a ball with a tackle against Millwall in the early 90's
I hope he drops Scott "I like going round in circles and losing the ball" Kerr, but he won't. I can see Potts making way, hopefully not Paddy. Can we persuade Nigel Pepper out of retirement, he would put the frighteners up anybody trying to get past him. He is the only person I know who has burst a ball with a tackle against Millwall in the early 90's Helliwell's Not a Donkey
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9:17pm Mon 11 Feb 13

Tug job says...

Helliwell's Not a Donkey wrote:
I hope he drops Scott "I like going round in circles and losing the ball" Kerr, but he won't. I can see Potts making way, hopefully not Paddy. Can we persuade Nigel Pepper out of retirement, he would put the frighteners up anybody trying to get past him. He is the only person I know who has burst a ball with a tackle against Millwall in the early 90's
I remember that tackle well - plenty of hot air on here to reflate it, my own posts included!
[quote][p][bold]Helliwell's Not a Donkey[/bold] wrote: I hope he drops Scott "I like going round in circles and losing the ball" Kerr, but he won't. I can see Potts making way, hopefully not Paddy. Can we persuade Nigel Pepper out of retirement, he would put the frighteners up anybody trying to get past him. He is the only person I know who has burst a ball with a tackle against Millwall in the early 90's[/p][/quote]I remember that tackle well - plenty of hot air on here to reflate it, my own posts included! Tug job
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9:20pm Mon 11 Feb 13

referee 1 says...

good luck to reedy but what ever the system i dont think he up to league standard a pro player should be able to read the line better and not get caught offside like he does but he has been a loyal and popular servant to the club.the new midfielder should hopefully give some bite to a midfield that has not given the defence protection it needs at times this season case in point the goal at rochdale when a fullback runs right through from halfway and the third goal on saturday the defence takes quite rightly blame but the midfield should do their jobs and get tackles in
so a experienced old head might be a good call at this level.the comment on jason walker is not so mad that could work has half of the time he plays deep and while its fact he aint going to score many goals at this league he dos graft and can hold the ball up i would like to see him play behind a front two,than a lone striker cause he has no chance the way we play
good luck to reedy but what ever the system i dont think he up to league standard a pro player should be able to read the line better and not get caught offside like he does but he has been a loyal and popular servant to the club.the new midfielder should hopefully give some bite to a midfield that has not given the defence protection it needs at times this season case in point the goal at rochdale when a fullback runs right through from halfway and the third goal on saturday the defence takes quite rightly blame but the midfield should do their jobs and get tackles in so a experienced old head might be a good call at this level.the comment on jason walker is not so mad that could work has half of the time he plays deep and while its fact he aint going to score many goals at this league he dos graft and can hold the ball up i would like to see him play behind a front two,than a lone striker cause he has no chance the way we play referee 1
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9:30pm Mon 11 Feb 13

thirsky says...

It looks like the board are fully behind Mills otherwise they wouldnt let him make any signings at all and limit the choices of any subsequent manager. Lets face it there arnt any 6' + strikers about.
It looks like the board are fully behind Mills otherwise they wouldnt let him make any signings at all and limit the choices of any subsequent manager. Lets face it there arnt any 6' + strikers about. thirsky
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9:54pm Mon 11 Feb 13

Helliwell's Not a Donkey says...

Tug job wrote:
Helliwell's Not a Donkey wrote:
I hope he drops Scott "I like going round in circles and losing the ball" Kerr, but he won't. I can see Potts making way, hopefully not Paddy. Can we persuade Nigel Pepper out of retirement, he would put the frighteners up anybody trying to get past him. He is the only person I know who has burst a ball with a tackle against Millwall in the early 90's
I remember that tackle well - plenty of hot air on here to reflate it, my own posts included!
If I remember rightly I think 2 balls burst that night.
[quote][p][bold]Tug job[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Helliwell's Not a Donkey[/bold] wrote: I hope he drops Scott "I like going round in circles and losing the ball" Kerr, but he won't. I can see Potts making way, hopefully not Paddy. Can we persuade Nigel Pepper out of retirement, he would put the frighteners up anybody trying to get past him. He is the only person I know who has burst a ball with a tackle against Millwall in the early 90's[/p][/quote]I remember that tackle well - plenty of hot air on here to reflate it, my own posts included![/p][/quote]If I remember rightly I think 2 balls burst that night. Helliwell's Not a Donkey
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10:09pm Mon 11 Feb 13

redbluelion says...

Tug job wrote:
redbluelion wrote: this proves mills has lost the feeking plot sack him...why on earth another midfield player FCOFL...its someone who can get us some goals we need...mills is now really starting to PMO...
It is proof that Mills has acted quickly to try and resolve the problem of our midfield having been outfought and outplayed in the last two games. Sounds reasonable enough to me. You don't know who else the club may be trying to recruit, although if you did you'd doubtless be having a go at them before they'd had a chance to show what they were capable of. Why don't you try supporting the team, for once, instead of always being so hostile? Has GM upset you, personally, in some way?
maybe he has.
[quote][p][bold]Tug job[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]redbluelion[/bold] wrote: this proves mills has lost the feeking plot sack him...why on earth another midfield player FCOFL...its someone who can get us some goals we need...mills is now really starting to PMO...[/p][/quote]It is proof that Mills has acted quickly to try and resolve the problem of our midfield having been outfought and outplayed in the last two games. Sounds reasonable enough to me. You don't know who else the club may be trying to recruit, although if you did you'd doubtless be having a go at them before they'd had a chance to show what they were capable of. Why don't you try supporting the team, for once, instead of always being so hostile? Has GM upset you, personally, in some way?[/p][/quote]maybe he has. redbluelion
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10:17pm Mon 11 Feb 13

openallhours says...

Its time for Barry Mills or whatever he calls himself to pack his bags. Wonder how many 'Mills out' banners we'll count tomorrow.
Its time for Barry Mills or whatever he calls himself to pack his bags. Wonder how many 'Mills out' banners we'll count tomorrow. openallhours
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10:25pm Mon 11 Feb 13

TerryYork says...

openallhours wrote:
Its time for Barry Mills or whatever he calls himself to pack his bags. Wonder how many 'Mills out' banners we'll count tomorrow.
None. That's how many.
[quote][p][bold]openallhours[/bold] wrote: Its time for Barry Mills or whatever he calls himself to pack his bags. Wonder how many 'Mills out' banners we'll count tomorrow.[/p][/quote]None. That's how many. TerryYork
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10:40pm Mon 11 Feb 13

openallhours says...

TerryYork wrote:
openallhours wrote:
Its time for Barry Mills or whatever he calls himself to pack his bags. Wonder how many 'Mills out' banners we'll count tomorrow.
None. That's how many.
Barry Clapper are we?
[quote][p][bold]TerryYork[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]openallhours[/bold] wrote: Its time for Barry Mills or whatever he calls himself to pack his bags. Wonder how many 'Mills out' banners we'll count tomorrow.[/p][/quote]None. That's how many.[/p][/quote]Barry Clapper are we? openallhours
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10:48pm Mon 11 Feb 13

andyjon12 says...

I seem to remember, wasn't in McGrath who "crippled" Chris Brass in a match, I think in 1995 at home which effectively ended Brass's meaningful playing career at York City?
I seem to remember, wasn't in McGrath who "crippled" Chris Brass in a match, I think in 1995 at home which effectively ended Brass's meaningful playing career at York City? andyjon12
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10:53pm Mon 11 Feb 13

andyjon12 says...

Sorry I meant 2005 and not 1995!
Sorry I meant 2005 and not 1995! andyjon12
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10:54pm Mon 11 Feb 13

Tug job says...

openallhours wrote:
TerryYork wrote:
openallhours wrote:
Its time for Barry Mills or whatever he calls himself to pack his bags. Wonder how many 'Mills out' banners we'll count tomorrow.
None. That's how many.
Barry Clapper are we?
As opposed to a clap trapper?
[quote][p][bold]openallhours[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TerryYork[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]openallhours[/bold] wrote: Its time for Barry Mills or whatever he calls himself to pack his bags. Wonder how many 'Mills out' banners we'll count tomorrow.[/p][/quote]None. That's how many.[/p][/quote]Barry Clapper are we?[/p][/quote]As opposed to a clap trapper? Tug job
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11:01pm Mon 11 Feb 13

openallhours says...

Tug job wrote:
openallhours wrote:
TerryYork wrote:
openallhours wrote:
Its time for Barry Mills or whatever he calls himself to pack his bags. Wonder how many 'Mills out' banners we'll count tomorrow.
None. That's how many.
Barry Clapper are we?
As opposed to a clap trapper?
Oh hi Tug job. Did you post your analysis of Saturday's game? If you did I must of missed it.
[quote][p][bold]Tug job[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]openallhours[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TerryYork[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]openallhours[/bold] wrote: Its time for Barry Mills or whatever he calls himself to pack his bags. Wonder how many 'Mills out' banners we'll count tomorrow.[/p][/quote]None. That's how many.[/p][/quote]Barry Clapper are we?[/p][/quote]As opposed to a clap trapper?[/p][/quote]Oh hi Tug job. Did you post your analysis of Saturday's game? If you did I must of missed it. openallhours
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11:11pm Mon 11 Feb 13

legend7 says...

TerryYork wrote:
openallhours wrote:
Its time for Barry Mills or whatever he calls himself to pack his bags. Wonder how many 'Mills out' banners we'll count tomorrow.
None. That's how many.
thats a shame, id fill every empty space with them, MILLS' TIME IS UP HE SHOULD BE SACKED NOW he is going to take us down!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]TerryYork[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]openallhours[/bold] wrote: Its time for Barry Mills or whatever he calls himself to pack his bags. Wonder how many 'Mills out' banners we'll count tomorrow.[/p][/quote]None. That's how many.[/p][/quote]thats a shame, id fill every empty space with them, MILLS' TIME IS UP HE SHOULD BE SACKED NOW he is going to take us down!!!!!! legend7
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11:21pm Mon 11 Feb 13

thirsky says...

Looking at the way some of you are continually having a go at each other its hard to believe we are all on the same side.
Looking at the way some of you are continually having a go at each other its hard to believe we are all on the same side. thirsky
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2:35am Tue 12 Feb 13

Head of Bomber Command says...

Good signing IMO. Our midfield has gone AWOL.
Good signing IMO. Our midfield has gone AWOL. Head of Bomber Command
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8:23am Tue 12 Feb 13

RooBeck says...

Looking forward to the game tonight and it is very important the more experiencd players in the team provide the necessary encouragement and drive, should things not be quite going to plan! Heads must not be allowed to drop, so we need to be confident and where we can, take the game to Gillingham and not be afraid at attempts on goal and please, where goalscoring opportunities arise - stick them in! With the right approach and the new man in midfield who might just drive us along, then we can get something from this game. Gillingham had a good visit to Yorkshire on Saturday- let's not give them the idea that it's an easy place to visit!!! COYR.
Looking forward to the game tonight and it is very important the more experiencd players in the team provide the necessary encouragement and drive, should things not be quite going to plan! Heads must not be allowed to drop, so we need to be confident and where we can, take the game to Gillingham and not be afraid at attempts on goal and please, where goalscoring opportunities arise - stick them in! With the right approach and the new man in midfield who might just drive us along, then we can get something from this game. Gillingham had a good visit to Yorkshire on Saturday- let's not give them the idea that it's an easy place to visit!!! COYR. RooBeck
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8:38am Tue 12 Feb 13

big mobe says...

another midfielder?-from the conference? there must be a decent( on loan )striker who needs games somewhere out there.its getting very difficult to make sense of what is happening at Bootham Cres, these days..
another midfielder?-from the conference? there must be a decent( on loan )striker who needs games somewhere out there.its getting very difficult to make sense of what is happening at Bootham Cres, these days.. big mobe
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8:40am Tue 12 Feb 13

YorkCityLuke says...

openallhours wrote:
Its time for Barry Mills or whatever he calls himself to pack his bags. Wonder how many 'Mills out' banners we'll count tomorrow.
Do you have dementia or something? It might explain the unintelligible postings.
[quote][p][bold]openallhours[/bold] wrote: Its time for Barry Mills or whatever he calls himself to pack his bags. Wonder how many 'Mills out' banners we'll count tomorrow.[/p][/quote]Do you have dementia or something? It might explain the unintelligible postings. YorkCityLuke
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8:47am Tue 12 Feb 13

ADAMCUTHBERT says...

I'm quietly confident we'll see a much better performance tonight'

I suspect the players are 'hurting' at the moment and will want to put things rite!
I'm quietly confident we'll see a much better performance tonight' I suspect the players are 'hurting' at the moment and will want to put things rite! ADAMCUTHBERT
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9:24am Tue 12 Feb 13

Tug job says...

openallhours wrote:
Tug job wrote:
openallhours wrote:
TerryYork wrote:
openallhours wrote: Its time for Barry Mills or whatever he calls himself to pack his bags. Wonder how many 'Mills out' banners we'll count tomorrow.
None. That's how many.
Barry Clapper are we?
As opposed to a clap trapper?
Oh hi Tug job. Did you post your analysis of Saturday's game? If you did I must of missed it.
I did on Saturday evening on my PDA and, yes, even I was disappointed by the lack of effort!
[quote][p][bold]openallhours[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tug job[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]openallhours[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TerryYork[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]openallhours[/bold] wrote: Its time for Barry Mills or whatever he calls himself to pack his bags. Wonder how many 'Mills out' banners we'll count tomorrow.[/p][/quote]None. That's how many.[/p][/quote]Barry Clapper are we?[/p][/quote]As opposed to a clap trapper?[/p][/quote]Oh hi Tug job. Did you post your analysis of Saturday's game? If you did I must of missed it.[/p][/quote]I did on Saturday evening on my PDA and, yes, even I was disappointed by the lack of effort! Tug job
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9:25am Tue 12 Feb 13

openallhours says...

YorkCityLuke wrote:
openallhours wrote:
Its time for Barry Mills or whatever he calls himself to pack his bags. Wonder how many 'Mills out' banners we'll count tomorrow.
Do you have dementia or something? It might explain the unintelligible postings.
Who are you?
[quote][p][bold]YorkCityLuke[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]openallhours[/bold] wrote: Its time for Barry Mills or whatever he calls himself to pack his bags. Wonder how many 'Mills out' banners we'll count tomorrow.[/p][/quote]Do you have dementia or something? It might explain the unintelligible postings.[/p][/quote]Who are you? openallhours
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9:28am Tue 12 Feb 13

Tug job says...

big mobe wrote:
another midfielder?-from the conference? there must be a decent( on loan )striker who needs games somewhere out there.its getting very difficult to make sense of what is happening at Bootham Cres, these days..
Burton are battling for an automatic promotion place from Football League 2. There is a rumour going the rounds that a tall, muscular former City striker is about to return on loan until the end of the season.
[quote][p][bold]big mobe[/bold] wrote: another midfielder?-from the conference? there must be a decent( on loan )striker who needs games somewhere out there.its getting very difficult to make sense of what is happening at Bootham Cres, these days..[/p][/quote]Burton are battling for an automatic promotion place from Football League 2. There is a rumour going the rounds that a tall, muscular former City striker is about to return on loan until the end of the season. Tug job
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9:30am Tue 12 Feb 13

Tug job says...

redbluelion wrote:
Tug job wrote:
redbluelion wrote: this proves mills has lost the feeking plot sack him...why on earth another midfield player FCOFL...its someone who can get us some goals we need...mills is now really starting to PMO...
It is proof that Mills has acted quickly to try and resolve the problem of our midfield having been outfought and outplayed in the last two games. Sounds reasonable enough to me. You don't know who else the club may be trying to recruit, although if you did you'd doubtless be having a go at them before they'd had a chance to show what they were capable of. Why don't you try supporting the team, for once, instead of always being so hostile? Has GM upset you, personally, in some way?
maybe he has.
Well if he has, why don't you man up and sort it out with him, rather than carrying out a vendetta against him on this site that bores everbody else.
[quote][p][bold]redbluelion[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tug job[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]redbluelion[/bold] wrote: this proves mills has lost the feeking plot sack him...why on earth another midfield player FCOFL...its someone who can get us some goals we need...mills is now really starting to PMO...[/p][/quote]It is proof that Mills has acted quickly to try and resolve the problem of our midfield having been outfought and outplayed in the last two games. Sounds reasonable enough to me. You don't know who else the club may be trying to recruit, although if you did you'd doubtless be having a go at them before they'd had a chance to show what they were capable of. Why don't you try supporting the team, for once, instead of always being so hostile? Has GM upset you, personally, in some way?[/p][/quote]maybe he has.[/p][/quote]Well if he has, why don't you man up and sort it out with him, rather than carrying out a vendetta against him on this site that bores everbody else. Tug job
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9:33am Tue 12 Feb 13

96tommy says...

Sad to see Reed go, he has provided many memories in his time at the club and I am sure he will be missed by many.

From what I have heard, McGrath is sounding very promising, I forgot about us trying to sign him those few years ago. On a more imprtant matter however, I agree with Adam Cuthbert. I think we will go into the game with a bit of strength and show Gillingham what we are really made of. Yes, they may be a tough game to beat but I am sure any City fan would take a point out of this game, remember, they have been top for a good portion of the season. They played well at Bradford but I am fairly confident about tonights game (well was about the Morecambe game last week as well, I just hope I am correct tonight!)

I believe Mills still has a few games let to prove he is still fit as a manager to continue his job here at York, but if we lose to barnet on Saturday, I can't see it lasting much longer. Personally, I am happy to see him bring in a midfielder. Unfortunately, I couldn't make it to the Wycombe game but having watched the highlights, I am glad I didn't, despite how much I love the wonderful club. It is nice to have Chambers back as over the last few weeks, it has been evident that he has been a much missed member of the team. Our main priority in my eyes is the defence at the minute. I haven't been too impressed with Chris Smith in recent times but I still think he is a ver good player, an a great captain. In front of goal, Jason Walker is un-reliable at time but some of the goals he has scored this season could make the difference to us staying in the league, or dropping back down into the conference.

I hope to see as many City supporters as possible at the game tonight, support is vital at times like this. We are at a pivotal point at the season where we have to get as many points as possible. Their are not mnay points either way of us and a few wins could see us back in a healthy position.
Sad to see Reed go, he has provided many memories in his time at the club and I am sure he will be missed by many. From what I have heard, McGrath is sounding very promising, I forgot about us trying to sign him those few years ago. On a more imprtant matter however, I agree with Adam Cuthbert. I think we will go into the game with a bit of strength and show Gillingham what we are really made of. Yes, they may be a tough game to beat but I am sure any City fan would take a point out of this game, remember, they have been top for a good portion of the season. They played well at Bradford but I am fairly confident about tonights game (well was about the Morecambe game last week as well, I just hope I am correct tonight!) I believe Mills still has a few games let to prove he is still fit as a manager to continue his job here at York, but if we lose to barnet on Saturday, I can't see it lasting much longer. Personally, I am happy to see him bring in a midfielder. Unfortunately, I couldn't make it to the Wycombe game but having watched the highlights, I am glad I didn't, despite how much I love the wonderful club. It is nice to have Chambers back as over the last few weeks, it has been evident that he has been a much missed member of the team. Our main priority in my eyes is the defence at the minute. I haven't been too impressed with Chris Smith in recent times but I still think he is a ver good player, an a great captain. In front of goal, Jason Walker is un-reliable at time but some of the goals he has scored this season could make the difference to us staying in the league, or dropping back down into the conference. I hope to see as many City supporters as possible at the game tonight, support is vital at times like this. We are at a pivotal point at the season where we have to get as many points as possible. Their are not mnay points either way of us and a few wins could see us back in a healthy position. 96tommy
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10:17am Tue 12 Feb 13

MattYcfc says...

Michael Rankine rejoined until on loan until the end of the season!
Michael Rankine rejoined until on loan until the end of the season! MattYcfc
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10:22am Tue 12 Feb 13

tips says...

Hope this is true I know he had a lot of knockers but I always rated him for his strength and effort..Walker would benefit greatly playing alongside him.
Hope this is true I know he had a lot of knockers but I always rated him for his strength and effort..Walker would benefit greatly playing alongside him. tips
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10:27am Tue 12 Feb 13

Fat Harry says...

You need a good midfield if you're going to play Mills' preferred system.

At least part of the problem we've faced is that Walker hasn't been getting the service he needs from midfield, so can understand why Mills would want to boost that area.

However, he's just about run out of options, so if this doesn't work I'll be joining the chorus for a change of formation, but not a change of manager.

I'll be there tonight, shouting as loud as my ageing lungs will allow.

COYR
You need a good midfield if you're going to play Mills' preferred system. At least part of the problem we've faced is that Walker hasn't been getting the service he needs from midfield, so can understand why Mills would want to boost that area. However, he's just about run out of options, so if this doesn't work I'll be joining the chorus for a change of formation, but not a change of manager. I'll be there tonight, shouting as loud as my ageing lungs will allow. COYR Fat Harry
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10:30am Tue 12 Feb 13

billoofyork says...

96tommy wrote:
Sad to see Reed go, he has provided many memories in his time at the club and I am sure he will be missed by many.

From what I have heard, McGrath is sounding very promising, I forgot about us trying to sign him those few years ago. On a more imprtant matter however, I agree with Adam Cuthbert. I think we will go into the game with a bit of strength and show Gillingham what we are really made of. Yes, they may be a tough game to beat but I am sure any City fan would take a point out of this game, remember, they have been top for a good portion of the season. They played well at Bradford but I am fairly confident about tonights game (well was about the Morecambe game last week as well, I just hope I am correct tonight!)

I believe Mills still has a few games let to prove he is still fit as a manager to continue his job here at York, but if we lose to barnet on Saturday, I can't see it lasting much longer. Personally, I am happy to see him bring in a midfielder. Unfortunately, I couldn't make it to the Wycombe game but having watched the highlights, I am glad I didn't, despite how much I love the wonderful club. It is nice to have Chambers back as over the last few weeks, it has been evident that he has been a much missed member of the team. Our main priority in my eyes is the defence at the minute. I haven't been too impressed with Chris Smith in recent times but I still think he is a ver good player, an a great captain. In front of goal, Jason Walker is un-reliable at time but some of the goals he has scored this season could make the difference to us staying in the league, or dropping back down into the conference.

I hope to see as many City supporters as possible at the game tonight, support is vital at times like this. We are at a pivotal point at the season where we have to get as many points as possible. Their are not mnay points either way of us and a few wins could see us back in a healthy position.
'Chris Smith is a very good player and a great captain'.

NO - he has been poor all season and thankfully has picked up a knock so, fingers crossed, will now be finally dropped from the squad.

A good captain encourages and leads by example. If you watch him closely during matches he berates his own players and passes the blame for his own ineptitude on to others around him.

Mills seems to not see his flaws yet many of us do. Hopefully back to the old guard of Parslow and TY at the back tonight with the 2 loanees at full backs.

Also, welcome back Michael Rankine. Won't score many but will hopefully be a handful and create space for the others around him
[quote][p][bold]96tommy[/bold] wrote: Sad to see Reed go, he has provided many memories in his time at the club and I am sure he will be missed by many. From what I have heard, McGrath is sounding very promising, I forgot about us trying to sign him those few years ago. On a more imprtant matter however, I agree with Adam Cuthbert. I think we will go into the game with a bit of strength and show Gillingham what we are really made of. Yes, they may be a tough game to beat but I am sure any City fan would take a point out of this game, remember, they have been top for a good portion of the season. They played well at Bradford but I am fairly confident about tonights game (well was about the Morecambe game last week as well, I just hope I am correct tonight!) I believe Mills still has a few games let to prove he is still fit as a manager to continue his job here at York, but if we lose to barnet on Saturday, I can't see it lasting much longer. Personally, I am happy to see him bring in a midfielder. Unfortunately, I couldn't make it to the Wycombe game but having watched the highlights, I am glad I didn't, despite how much I love the wonderful club. It is nice to have Chambers back as over the last few weeks, it has been evident that he has been a much missed member of the team. Our main priority in my eyes is the defence at the minute. I haven't been too impressed with Chris Smith in recent times but I still think he is a ver good player, an a great captain. In front of goal, Jason Walker is un-reliable at time but some of the goals he has scored this season could make the difference to us staying in the league, or dropping back down into the conference. I hope to see as many City supporters as possible at the game tonight, support is vital at times like this. We are at a pivotal point at the season where we have to get as many points as possible. Their are not mnay points either way of us and a few wins could see us back in a healthy position.[/p][/quote]'Chris Smith is a very good player and a great captain'. NO - he has been poor all season and thankfully has picked up a knock so, fingers crossed, will now be finally dropped from the squad. A good captain encourages and leads by example. If you watch him closely during matches he berates his own players and passes the blame for his own ineptitude on to others around him. Mills seems to not see his flaws yet many of us do. Hopefully back to the old guard of Parslow and TY at the back tonight with the 2 loanees at full backs. Also, welcome back Michael Rankine. Won't score many but will hopefully be a handful and create space for the others around him billoofyork
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2:09pm Tue 12 Feb 13

YoRkIe59 says...

the trouble is fat Harry that its patently obvious in order to get a change in formation we need a change in manager because our current one will not under any circumstances change from his prefered 433,i don,t particularly want mills out after the season he gave us last season his refusal to even try something different seems to be the main reason for people to be starting to lose faith.
the trouble is fat Harry that its patently obvious in order to get a change in formation we need a change in manager because our current one will not under any circumstances change from his prefered 433,i don,t particularly want mills out after the season he gave us last season his refusal to even try something different seems to be the main reason for people to be starting to lose faith. YoRkIe59
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