York City chief’s appeal for a fresh outbreak of ‘positivity’

York City boss Gary Mills

York City boss Gary Mills

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

YORK City manager Gary Mills has admitted that he will crack open the champagne if his team finish the season 17th in the League Two standings.

A run of eight matches without a win has seen the gap between the Minstermen and the bottom two narrow to six points ahead of tomorrow’s trip to Oxford United.

But the former Tamworth and Notts County chief has called for positivity at Bootham Crescent as his team attempt to halt the recent slide.

Mills also denied that he was going through his “toughest time” as a manager.

“I’ve had tougher times and I don’t see sitting 17th in League Two as a tough time after being here two-and-a-half years,” he reasoned. “I’m smiling, we are smiling.

“We’ve had a good week on the training ground and, if we are still sitting in the position we are at the end of the season, I will have a glass of champagne and celebrate us being in League Two next season because that’s massive for this club. It was always going to be difficult and a learning curve this season.

“Just because it hasn’t gone our way over the last few weeks that doesn’t make us a poor side or a bad club. It doesn’t mean we are going to end up in the gutter either.“You have to be positive. It all boils down to whether your glass is half full or half empty.

“Mine’s half full. If other people’s are half empty then they can get on with their lives and I will get on with mine.”

Mills also reiterated his belief that everybody associated at the club needs to “stick together” and added that the players’ self-belief was no cause for concern, saying: “Confidence is fine.

“We’re in a situation where we haven’t won for a few games but we’ve been there before. I’ve been there before and we’ve got to stick together as a football club.

“I’m a football manager and maybe 95 per cent of managers would say that they have gone through a period where the results have not been coming for them. We’ve deserved some wins in this eight-game run but we haven’t got them for whatever reasons.

“We haven’t had any lady luck and haven’t been taking chances but it’s not all been doom and gloom. Last week’s performance wasn’t what we wanted, but I don’t think Barnet were any better than us and we helped them put the ball in our net twice.”

On what was required to get his team back on the winning trail, Mills said: “We’ve just got to keep working hard, put in a good performance and keep believing in our ability to get a result.

“I can’t do anything other than motivate my team to play to the best of their ability. It’s as simple as that.”

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12:02pm Fri 22 Feb 13

Realistic ycfc says...

Arrogant get, what happened to our 2nd promotion in consecutive years gary? As to the bit about not been able yo to anything else, how about changing the formation for a start and also put players in their natural positions and drop those out of form
Arrogant get, what happened to our 2nd promotion in consecutive years gary? As to the bit about not been able yo to anything else, how about changing the formation for a start and also put players in their natural positions and drop those out of form Realistic ycfc
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12:03pm Fri 22 Feb 13

OLD - HEAD says...

Reading beween the lines this is not the usual type of statement from the Manager. "I cant do anything other than motivate my team to play to the best of their ability - Its as simple as that" - this is not what we have come to expect from Millsy. "If we are in the same position at the end of the season, I will have a glass of champagne" - Whatever happened to "Back to back promotions" and "We are capable of going all the way to Wembley". The signs are all there that Gary has taken a reality check. I am not one of the people hoping that he loses his job, because if he does, then my team are in worse trouble than they already are now. We face three very difficult games, and we certainly wont win them all. But we need to come out of these games with at least three points. Even that will not see us climb to safety. Good luck to Gary and the team.
Reading beween the lines this is not the usual type of statement from the Manager. "I cant do anything other than motivate my team to play to the best of their ability - Its as simple as that" - this is not what we have come to expect from Millsy. "If we are in the same position at the end of the season, I will have a glass of champagne" - Whatever happened to "Back to back promotions" and "We are capable of going all the way to Wembley". The signs are all there that Gary has taken a reality check. I am not one of the people hoping that he loses his job, because if he does, then my team are in worse trouble than they already are now. We face three very difficult games, and we certainly wont win them all. But we need to come out of these games with at least three points. Even that will not see us climb to safety. Good luck to Gary and the team. OLD - HEAD
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12:06pm Fri 22 Feb 13

producefm says...

I am going to Oxford to give my support to the club I love, the players and the manager. If we win fantastic, I would be happy with a point, and if we lose then its not the end of the world. York City will still be in its best position in the best part of 10 years. Throughout our history York City have had more lean times than times of plenty, but when we do have the good days they tend to be very special. Gary Mills has given us some great days in his time at the club and I hope that he will give us many more to come. At the moment things are not going well, but we have had these sort of runs before and we will have them again. Being a supporter Of York City is not all about winning and losing, Its about supporting a club that represents the great city of York and the great county of North Yorkshire , its about having good days out and having a laugh with your friends, its about meeting other York supporters who if it was not for football you would never have crossed their paths. Look what being a City supporter really means to you, get behind everyone and everything that stands for York City FC.
I am going to Oxford to give my support to the club I love, the players and the manager. If we win fantastic, I would be happy with a point, and if we lose then its not the end of the world. York City will still be in its best position in the best part of 10 years. Throughout our history York City have had more lean times than times of plenty, but when we do have the good days they tend to be very special. Gary Mills has given us some great days in his time at the club and I hope that he will give us many more to come. At the moment things are not going well, but we have had these sort of runs before and we will have them again. Being a supporter Of York City is not all about winning and losing, Its about supporting a club that represents the great city of York and the great county of North Yorkshire , its about having good days out and having a laugh with your friends, its about meeting other York supporters who if it was not for football you would never have crossed their paths. Look what being a City supporter really means to you, get behind everyone and everything that stands for York City FC. producefm
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12:07pm Fri 22 Feb 13

James1992 says...

The negativity is not going to help so we need to get behind the team.

Whatever people think, when it comes to match day just be vocal, booing will help no one.
The negativity is not going to help so we need to get behind the team. Whatever people think, when it comes to match day just be vocal, booing will help no one. James1992
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12:14pm Fri 22 Feb 13

Al-YCFC says...

producefm wrote:
I am going to Oxford to give my support to the club I love, the players and the manager. If we win fantastic, I would be happy with a point, and if we lose then its not the end of the world. York City will still be in its best position in the best part of 10 years. Throughout our history York City have had more lean times than times of plenty, but when we do have the good days they tend to be very special. Gary Mills has given us some great days in his time at the club and I hope that he will give us many more to come. At the moment things are not going well, but we have had these sort of runs before and we will have them again. Being a supporter Of York City is not all about winning and losing, Its about supporting a club that represents the great city of York and the great county of North Yorkshire , its about having good days out and having a laugh with your friends, its about meeting other York supporters who if it was not for football you would never have crossed their paths. Look what being a City supporter really means to you, get behind everyone and everything that stands for York City FC.
Hear Hear, I agree with every word.
[quote][p][bold]producefm[/bold] wrote: I am going to Oxford to give my support to the club I love, the players and the manager. If we win fantastic, I would be happy with a point, and if we lose then its not the end of the world. York City will still be in its best position in the best part of 10 years. Throughout our history York City have had more lean times than times of plenty, but when we do have the good days they tend to be very special. Gary Mills has given us some great days in his time at the club and I hope that he will give us many more to come. At the moment things are not going well, but we have had these sort of runs before and we will have them again. Being a supporter Of York City is not all about winning and losing, Its about supporting a club that represents the great city of York and the great county of North Yorkshire , its about having good days out and having a laugh with your friends, its about meeting other York supporters who if it was not for football you would never have crossed their paths. Look what being a City supporter really means to you, get behind everyone and everything that stands for York City FC.[/p][/quote]Hear Hear, I agree with every word. Al-YCFC
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12:21pm Fri 22 Feb 13

Head of Bomber Command says...

Good last few post's guy's.

I don't just support the team and Manage as they all come and go in time, I also support the Club first and formost.
Good luck to Gary and the lads on Saturday and from me 'win or lose' there will be no boos.
Good last few post's guy's. I don't just support the team and Manage as they all come and go in time, I also support the Club first and formost. Good luck to Gary and the lads on Saturday and from me 'win or lose' there will be no boos. Head of Bomber Command
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12:55pm Fri 22 Feb 13

Tug job says...

producefm wrote:
I am going to Oxford to give my support to the club I love, the players and the manager. If we win fantastic, I would be happy with a point, and if we lose then its not the end of the world. York City will still be in its best position in the best part of 10 years. Throughout our history York City have had more lean times than times of plenty, but when we do have the good days they tend to be very special. Gary Mills has given us some great days in his time at the club and I hope that he will give us many more to come. At the moment things are not going well, but we have had these sort of runs before and we will have them again. Being a supporter Of York City is not all about winning and losing, Its about supporting a club that represents the great city of York and the great county of North Yorkshire , its about having good days out and having a laugh with your friends, its about meeting other York supporters who if it was not for football you would never have crossed their paths. Look what being a City supporter really means to you, get behind everyone and everything that stands for York City FC.
Good post, spot on. As long as they put the effort in and work had, that's fine by me. I don't want to see another disinterested performance. COYR
[quote][p][bold]producefm[/bold] wrote: I am going to Oxford to give my support to the club I love, the players and the manager. If we win fantastic, I would be happy with a point, and if we lose then its not the end of the world. York City will still be in its best position in the best part of 10 years. Throughout our history York City have had more lean times than times of plenty, but when we do have the good days they tend to be very special. Gary Mills has given us some great days in his time at the club and I hope that he will give us many more to come. At the moment things are not going well, but we have had these sort of runs before and we will have them again. Being a supporter Of York City is not all about winning and losing, Its about supporting a club that represents the great city of York and the great county of North Yorkshire , its about having good days out and having a laugh with your friends, its about meeting other York supporters who if it was not for football you would never have crossed their paths. Look what being a City supporter really means to you, get behind everyone and everything that stands for York City FC.[/p][/quote]Good post, spot on. As long as they put the effort in and work had, that's fine by me. I don't want to see another disinterested performance. COYR Tug job
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1:16pm Fri 22 Feb 13

uhtred says...

Tug job wrote:
producefm wrote:
I am going to Oxford to give my support to the club I love, the players and the manager. If we win fantastic, I would be happy with a point, and if we lose then its not the end of the world. York City will still be in its best position in the best part of 10 years. Throughout our history York City have had more lean times than times of plenty, but when we do have the good days they tend to be very special. Gary Mills has given us some great days in his time at the club and I hope that he will give us many more to come. At the moment things are not going well, but we have had these sort of runs before and we will have them again. Being a supporter Of York City is not all about winning and losing, Its about supporting a club that represents the great city of York and the great county of North Yorkshire , its about having good days out and having a laugh with your friends, its about meeting other York supporters who if it was not for football you would never have crossed their paths. Look what being a City supporter really means to you, get behind everyone and everything that stands for York City FC.
Good post, spot on. As long as they put the effort in and work had, that's fine by me. I don't want to see another disinterested performance. COYR
Totally agree. Well said.
[quote][p][bold]Tug job[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]producefm[/bold] wrote: I am going to Oxford to give my support to the club I love, the players and the manager. If we win fantastic, I would be happy with a point, and if we lose then its not the end of the world. York City will still be in its best position in the best part of 10 years. Throughout our history York City have had more lean times than times of plenty, but when we do have the good days they tend to be very special. Gary Mills has given us some great days in his time at the club and I hope that he will give us many more to come. At the moment things are not going well, but we have had these sort of runs before and we will have them again. Being a supporter Of York City is not all about winning and losing, Its about supporting a club that represents the great city of York and the great county of North Yorkshire , its about having good days out and having a laugh with your friends, its about meeting other York supporters who if it was not for football you would never have crossed their paths. Look what being a City supporter really means to you, get behind everyone and everything that stands for York City FC.[/p][/quote]Good post, spot on. As long as they put the effort in and work had, that's fine by me. I don't want to see another disinterested performance. COYR[/p][/quote]Totally agree. Well said. uhtred
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1:20pm Fri 22 Feb 13

van the man says...

producefm wrote:
I am going to Oxford to give my support to the club I love, the players and the manager. If we win fantastic, I would be happy with a point, and if we lose then its not the end of the world. York City will still be in its best position in the best part of 10 years. Throughout our history York City have had more lean times than times of plenty, but when we do have the good days they tend to be very special. Gary Mills has given us some great days in his time at the club and I hope that he will give us many more to come. At the moment things are not going well, but we have had these sort of runs before and we will have them again. Being a supporter Of York City is not all about winning and losing, Its about supporting a club that represents the great city of York and the great county of North Yorkshire , its about having good days out and having a laugh with your friends, its about meeting other York supporters who if it was not for football you would never have crossed their paths. Look what being a City supporter really means to you, get behind everyone and everything that stands for York City FC.
To me seams to me you enjoy the crack more than the football thease days, although i conceed its not a good idea to watch this team sober at the moment. In what other walk of life can you try and justify to yourself, nevermind the mrs, spending such an amount of hard erned cash on such a crap product.
[quote][p][bold]producefm[/bold] wrote: I am going to Oxford to give my support to the club I love, the players and the manager. If we win fantastic, I would be happy with a point, and if we lose then its not the end of the world. York City will still be in its best position in the best part of 10 years. Throughout our history York City have had more lean times than times of plenty, but when we do have the good days they tend to be very special. Gary Mills has given us some great days in his time at the club and I hope that he will give us many more to come. At the moment things are not going well, but we have had these sort of runs before and we will have them again. Being a supporter Of York City is not all about winning and losing, Its about supporting a club that represents the great city of York and the great county of North Yorkshire , its about having good days out and having a laugh with your friends, its about meeting other York supporters who if it was not for football you would never have crossed their paths. Look what being a City supporter really means to you, get behind everyone and everything that stands for York City FC.[/p][/quote]To me seams to me you enjoy the crack more than the football thease days, although i conceed its not a good idea to watch this team sober at the moment. In what other walk of life can you try and justify to yourself, nevermind the mrs, spending such an amount of hard erned cash on such a crap product. van the man
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1:20pm Fri 22 Feb 13

billoofyork says...

some very constructive posts for once. we have to keep believing.

i'm not one to blame lady luck though. i think you create your own luck. we would have won more pens if we spent longer in opposition boxes for example. we would also score more if our strikers could hit the target! even in the warm up they endanger the longhurst!

i sincerely hope smith is dropped tomorrow but i would be surprised if he is as GM rarely drops his golden boy so i just hope the rest of the defence are solid and we have some imagination in the midfield. we also need to push higher up than against barnet to help out Rankine.

gary is right though. regardless of what has been said in the past 17th would be a great success and something we would all take right now
some very constructive posts for once. we have to keep believing. i'm not one to blame lady luck though. i think you create your own luck. we would have won more pens if we spent longer in opposition boxes for example. we would also score more if our strikers could hit the target! even in the warm up they endanger the longhurst! i sincerely hope smith is dropped tomorrow but i would be surprised if he is as GM rarely drops his golden boy so i just hope the rest of the defence are solid and we have some imagination in the midfield. we also need to push higher up than against barnet to help out Rankine. gary is right though. regardless of what has been said in the past 17th would be a great success and something we would all take right now billoofyork
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1:30pm Fri 22 Feb 13

van the man says...

Head of Bomber Command wrote:
Good last few post's guy's.

I don't just support the team and Manage as they all come and go in time, I also support the Club first and formost.
Good luck to Gary and the lads on Saturday and from me 'win or lose' there will be no boos.
Yeah OK, lets all just be the band that keeps on playing, as the good ship mills goes down.
[quote][p][bold]Head of Bomber Command[/bold] wrote: Good last few post's guy's. I don't just support the team and Manage as they all come and go in time, I also support the Club first and formost. Good luck to Gary and the lads on Saturday and from me 'win or lose' there will be no boos.[/p][/quote]Yeah OK, lets all just be the band that keeps on playing, as the good ship mills goes down. van the man
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1:31pm Fri 22 Feb 13

van the man says...

Head of Bomber Command wrote:
Good last few post's guy's.

I don't just support the team and Manage as they all come and go in time, I also support the Club first and formost.
Good luck to Gary and the lads on Saturday and from me 'win or lose' there will be no boos.
Yeah OK, lets all just be the band that keeps on playing, as the good ship mills goes down.
[quote][p][bold]Head of Bomber Command[/bold] wrote: Good last few post's guy's. I don't just support the team and Manage as they all come and go in time, I also support the Club first and formost. Good luck to Gary and the lads on Saturday and from me 'win or lose' there will be no boos.[/p][/quote]Yeah OK, lets all just be the band that keeps on playing, as the good ship mills goes down. van the man
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1:34pm Fri 22 Feb 13

billoofyork says...

'van the man'; none of us have a crystal ball and can see what is to come but some of us do not want the club to kick the man out who brought us back from the dead at the first sign of trouble. until the new year we had competed well. if we lose the next 3 and play badly then there may be reason for change but until then let's support the team and the club and keep the negative vibes away
'van the man'; none of us have a crystal ball and can see what is to come but some of us do not want the club to kick the man out who brought us back from the dead at the first sign of trouble. until the new year we had competed well. if we lose the next 3 and play badly then there may be reason for change but until then let's support the team and the club and keep the negative vibes away billoofyork
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1:35pm Fri 22 Feb 13

tongey says...

i agree with a lot of the coments i know we havent done too well lately but i think gary mills is a gd manger and we have turned a corner and starting with tom we usealy play better away from home so that been said two away games next shound get something then hopefuly push on from there gd luck gary and city for tom and the rest of the season
i agree with a lot of the coments i know we havent done too well lately but i think gary mills is a gd manger and we have turned a corner and starting with tom we usealy play better away from home so that been said two away games next shound get something then hopefuly push on from there gd luck gary and city for tom and the rest of the season tongey
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1:40pm Fri 22 Feb 13

YCFC am byth says...

Great comments and general appreciation that we NEED to stick together to give ourselves te best chance. Consolidation this year is the goal and Gary's comments suggest that despite his arrogance and pig headedness he also now has taken a reality pill and learnt a lot. As posted above we have had many high's with Gary and I'm sure this season has been a big learning curve for all including the playrs our devoted fans. I'll be there tomorrow and it will be another stern test. Win draw or loose I'm sure the boys will give it 100% and with positive support and loud singing maybe we can edge a good result. COYR. IMWT
Great comments and general appreciation that we NEED to stick together to give ourselves te best chance. Consolidation this year is the goal and Gary's comments suggest that despite his arrogance and pig headedness he also now has taken a reality pill and learnt a lot. As posted above we have had many high's with Gary and I'm sure this season has been a big learning curve for all including the playrs our devoted fans. I'll be there tomorrow and it will be another stern test. Win draw or loose I'm sure the boys will give it 100% and with positive support and loud singing maybe we can edge a good result. COYR. IMWT YCFC am byth
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1:50pm Fri 22 Feb 13

Head of Bomber Command says...

van the man wrote:
Head of Bomber Command wrote:
Good last few post's guy's.

I don't just support the team and Manage as they all come and go in time, I also support the Club first and formost.
Good luck to Gary and the lads on Saturday and from me 'win or lose' there will be no boos.
Yeah OK, lets all just be the band that keeps on playing, as the good ship mills goes down.
My opinion is the good ship 'Mills' will not go down. We will see who of the two of us is correct come 4.55pm on the last Saturday of the season.

We are not one of the two worst teams in the division IMO.
[quote][p][bold]van the man[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Head of Bomber Command[/bold] wrote: Good last few post's guy's. I don't just support the team and Manage as they all come and go in time, I also support the Club first and formost. Good luck to Gary and the lads on Saturday and from me 'win or lose' there will be no boos.[/p][/quote]Yeah OK, lets all just be the band that keeps on playing, as the good ship mills goes down.[/p][/quote]My opinion is the good ship 'Mills' will not go down. We will see who of the two of us is correct come 4.55pm on the last Saturday of the season. We are not one of the two worst teams in the division IMO. Head of Bomber Command
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2:05pm Fri 22 Feb 13

Realistic ycfc says...

Would love to see tomorrow a flat back four of obeng, parslow, o connel and fyfield, four across the middle with Blair and chambers on wings with McGrath and mccready in the middle with ranks and walker up top
Would love to see tomorrow a flat back four of obeng, parslow, o connel and fyfield, four across the middle with Blair and chambers on wings with McGrath and mccready in the middle with ranks and walker up top Realistic ycfc
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2:20pm Fri 22 Feb 13

YorkCityLuke says...

Realistic ycfc wrote:
Would love to see tomorrow a flat back four of obeng, parslow, o connel and fyfield, four across the middle with Blair and chambers on wings with McGrath and mccready in the middle with ranks and walker up top
I would love to see that too. But whatever he does, Mills gets my support as long as he stays our manager. I would have changed a lot of our formations/ team selections last season too, but he knew best then - hopefully he knows best now too.
[quote][p][bold]Realistic ycfc[/bold] wrote: Would love to see tomorrow a flat back four of obeng, parslow, o connel and fyfield, four across the middle with Blair and chambers on wings with McGrath and mccready in the middle with ranks and walker up top[/p][/quote]I would love to see that too. But whatever he does, Mills gets my support as long as he stays our manager. I would have changed a lot of our formations/ team selections last season too, but he knew best then - hopefully he knows best now too. YorkCityLuke
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2:32pm Fri 22 Feb 13

big mobe says...

producefm talks the most sense I have reard on here in along while. He knows what it is like to be a city supporter.
producefm talks the most sense I have reard on here in along while. He knows what it is like to be a city supporter. big mobe
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2:33pm Fri 22 Feb 13

big mobe says...

sorry meant "heard".
sorry meant "heard". big mobe
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2:33pm Fri 22 Feb 13

van the man says...

Head of Bomber Command wrote:
van the man wrote:
Head of Bomber Command wrote:
Good last few post's guy's.

I don't just support the team and Manage as they all come and go in time, I also support the Club first and formost.
Good luck to Gary and the lads on Saturday and from me 'win or lose' there will be no boos.
Yeah OK, lets all just be the band that keeps on playing, as the good ship mills goes down.
My opinion is the good ship 'Mills' will not go down. We will see who of the two of us is correct come 4.55pm on the last Saturday of the season.

We are not one of the two worst teams in the division IMO.
Your right, we are not one of worst teams, at the moment, but some of the fans seem to have more faith in mills and his system than the players do, we are in freefall,heads have gone down big time, and mills is not a great man manager to say the least, when the going gets tough.
[quote][p][bold]Head of Bomber Command[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]van the man[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Head of Bomber Command[/bold] wrote: Good last few post's guy's. I don't just support the team and Manage as they all come and go in time, I also support the Club first and formost. Good luck to Gary and the lads on Saturday and from me 'win or lose' there will be no boos.[/p][/quote]Yeah OK, lets all just be the band that keeps on playing, as the good ship mills goes down.[/p][/quote]My opinion is the good ship 'Mills' will not go down. We will see who of the two of us is correct come 4.55pm on the last Saturday of the season. We are not one of the two worst teams in the division IMO.[/p][/quote]Your right, we are not one of worst teams, at the moment, but some of the fans seem to have more faith in mills and his system than the players do, we are in freefall,heads have gone down big time, and mills is not a great man manager to say the least, when the going gets tough. van the man
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2:48pm Fri 22 Feb 13

sam the keeper says...

Nice to read some positives post. This season was always going to be tough, for me its all about survival and making sure that we are still in the Football league next season.

I really hope that everbody at Oxford tomorrow will get behind the manager and the team and give them our full support.
Nice to read some positives post. This season was always going to be tough, for me its all about survival and making sure that we are still in the Football league next season. I really hope that everbody at Oxford tomorrow will get behind the manager and the team and give them our full support. sam the keeper
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2:59pm Fri 22 Feb 13

van the man says...

Realistic ycfc wrote:
Would love to see tomorrow a flat back four of obeng, parslow, o connel and fyfield, four across the middle with Blair and chambers on wings with McGrath and mccready in the middle with ranks and walker up top
Are you talking 4-4-2, only if the board change the manager overnight, how would he look if he changed it, and we had a convincing win, sorry, no chance
[quote][p][bold]Realistic ycfc[/bold] wrote: Would love to see tomorrow a flat back four of obeng, parslow, o connel and fyfield, four across the middle with Blair and chambers on wings with McGrath and mccready in the middle with ranks and walker up top[/p][/quote]Are you talking 4-4-2, only if the board change the manager overnight, how would he look if he changed it, and we had a convincing win, sorry, no chance van the man
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3:10pm Fri 22 Feb 13

DavidBu says...

York folk have always been prone to negativity and grumbles; I know, I'm one myself. Maybe its because we belong to such a fine City that we set such high standard for ourselves and others too.
In all the circumstances, therefore, it is extremely heartening to see that the positives are definately in the majority today. Long may it continue.
As I said the other day: GM has to keep the channels of communication wide open and we all have to stick together.
York folk have always been prone to negativity and grumbles; I know, I'm one myself. Maybe its because we belong to such a fine City that we set such high standard for ourselves and others too. In all the circumstances, therefore, it is extremely heartening to see that the positives are definately in the majority today. Long may it continue. As I said the other day: GM has to keep the channels of communication wide open and we all have to stick together. DavidBu
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3:13pm Fri 22 Feb 13

neutral observer 2 says...

Sacking managers brings a dead cat bounce in results.
We have a much better squad than last in the league.
Couple more wins and we are through the gate.
I do hope all the plankton moaning are going to Oxford to cheer the lads on.
Over 30 years ive seen some right plop. Much more than the last 8 games.
Sacking managers brings a dead cat bounce in results. We have a much better squad than last in the league. Couple more wins and we are through the gate. I do hope all the plankton moaning are going to Oxford to cheer the lads on. Over 30 years ive seen some right plop. Much more than the last 8 games. neutral observer 2
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3:31pm Fri 22 Feb 13

openallhours says...

The bloke is unbelievable! Any York fan without brain damge would concede that we've been very poor at home and to sit and watch players played out of position with poor tactics week in week out is becoming most annoying. Factor in Mills' bad attitude it's a recipe for disaster. Don't worry Gary, my support is always there for the team (it was before you came and still will be long after you've jogged on). But as for you......
The bloke is unbelievable! Any York fan without brain damge would concede that we've been very poor at home and to sit and watch players played out of position with poor tactics week in week out is becoming most annoying. Factor in Mills' bad attitude it's a recipe for disaster. Don't worry Gary, my support is always there for the team (it was before you came and still will be long after you've jogged on). But as for you...... openallhours
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4:09pm Fri 22 Feb 13

YorkCityLuke says...

openallhours wrote:
The bloke is unbelievable! Any York fan without brain damge would concede that we've been very poor at home and to sit and watch players played out of position with poor tactics week in week out is becoming most annoying. Factor in Mills' bad attitude it's a recipe for disaster. Don't worry Gary, my support is always there for the team (it was before you came and still will be long after you've jogged on). But as for you......
You say you support the team, but you've always disliked Mills - I remember your criticisms vividly from last year. How can you support the team, but not support the manager who has done more for this team than anyone else for decades? If you think Mills should go, fine, that's your opinion. But we owe him (and the team, of which he is currently a part) our full support until he's no longer our manager.
[quote][p][bold]openallhours[/bold] wrote: The bloke is unbelievable! Any York fan without brain damge would concede that we've been very poor at home and to sit and watch players played out of position with poor tactics week in week out is becoming most annoying. Factor in Mills' bad attitude it's a recipe for disaster. Don't worry Gary, my support is always there for the team (it was before you came and still will be long after you've jogged on). But as for you......[/p][/quote]You say you support the team, but you've always disliked Mills - I remember your criticisms vividly from last year. How can you support the team, but not support the manager who has done more for this team than anyone else for decades? If you think Mills should go, fine, that's your opinion. But we owe him (and the team, of which he is currently a part) our full support until he's no longer our manager. YorkCityLuke
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4:24pm Fri 22 Feb 13

RooBeck says...

Let's hope that Gary and the squad are totally at one because nothing less will do to see us to safety and if there have been splits - if - then they need to have been aired and healed and starting to-morrow at 3pm the team need to start playing positive, assured football and to show 100% effort and commitment to the cause. Hopefully then, we will be back on the right tracks but as for formations and personnel - that is up to the manager and he will stand or fall on his decisions. For me, the right balance of experience, younger players and true grafters is the right combo, together with someone who can find the back of the net! Oxford, Rotherham and Bradford will be tough games but if we can avoid defeat to-morrow, then all connected with the club - players ad fans alike - must surely then be able to get really fired-up for the two consecutive Yorkshire derbies, with a couple of great encounters in prospect!! Finally, good luck and best wishes to The Bantams for Sunday afternoon - enjoy your Big Day out at Wembley but remember that you will be in a real match next Saturday afternoon!! COYR.
Let's hope that Gary and the squad are totally at one because nothing less will do to see us to safety and if there have been splits - if - then they need to have been aired and healed and starting to-morrow at 3pm the team need to start playing positive, assured football and to show 100% effort and commitment to the cause. Hopefully then, we will be back on the right tracks but as for formations and personnel - that is up to the manager and he will stand or fall on his decisions. For me, the right balance of experience, younger players and true grafters is the right combo, together with someone who can find the back of the net! Oxford, Rotherham and Bradford will be tough games but if we can avoid defeat to-morrow, then all connected with the club - players ad fans alike - must surely then be able to get really fired-up for the two consecutive Yorkshire derbies, with a couple of great encounters in prospect!! Finally, good luck and best wishes to The Bantams for Sunday afternoon - enjoy your Big Day out at Wembley but remember that you will be in a real match next Saturday afternoon!! COYR. RooBeck
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4:50pm Fri 22 Feb 13

minstermonster says...

producefm wrote:
I am going to Oxford to give my support to the club I love, the players and the manager. If we win fantastic, I would be happy with a point, and if we lose then its not the end of the world. York City will still be in its best position in the best part of 10 years. Throughout our history York City have had more lean times than times of plenty, but when we do have the good days they tend to be very special. Gary Mills has given us some great days in his time at the club and I hope that he will give us many more to come. At the moment things are not going well, but we have had these sort of runs before and we will have them again. Being a supporter Of York City is not all about winning and losing, Its about supporting a club that represents the great city of York and the great county of North Yorkshire , its about having good days out and having a laugh with your friends, its about meeting other York supporters who if it was not for football you would never have crossed their paths. Look what being a City supporter really means to you, get behind everyone and everything that stands for York City FC.
Heart warming comments from what would seem a genuine supporter.

Come On York
[quote][p][bold]producefm[/bold] wrote: I am going to Oxford to give my support to the club I love, the players and the manager. If we win fantastic, I would be happy with a point, and if we lose then its not the end of the world. York City will still be in its best position in the best part of 10 years. Throughout our history York City have had more lean times than times of plenty, but when we do have the good days they tend to be very special. Gary Mills has given us some great days in his time at the club and I hope that he will give us many more to come. At the moment things are not going well, but we have had these sort of runs before and we will have them again. Being a supporter Of York City is not all about winning and losing, Its about supporting a club that represents the great city of York and the great county of North Yorkshire , its about having good days out and having a laugh with your friends, its about meeting other York supporters who if it was not for football you would never have crossed their paths. Look what being a City supporter really means to you, get behind everyone and everything that stands for York City FC.[/p][/quote]Heart warming comments from what would seem a genuine supporter. Come On York minstermonster
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5:09pm Fri 22 Feb 13

roobarb85 says...

Of course you turn up - of course you cheer the team on - of course this is the best it's been for years.

But that still doesn't stop the fact that it's hugely frustrating to watch players out of form continually be selected, players being consistently played out of position, lightweights signed and then discarded and increasingly dire home games.

If Mr Mills can't see that - and be seen to be trying to do something about that (e.g. 442/giving Potts and Reed (when here) more of a chance/ not subbing your best forward) - then I think people have every right to have a constructive go.
Of course you turn up - of course you cheer the team on - of course this is the best it's been for years. But that still doesn't stop the fact that it's hugely frustrating to watch players out of form continually be selected, players being consistently played out of position, lightweights signed and then discarded and increasingly dire home games. If Mr Mills can't see that - and be seen to be trying to do something about that (e.g. 442/giving Potts and Reed (when here) more of a chance/ not subbing your best forward) - then I think people have every right to have a constructive go. roobarb85
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5:19pm Fri 22 Feb 13

rogue84 says...

superb 'producefm', a real comment that means a lot to many.
these spirit we had at this club when we were on the verge of liquidation seems to have been forgotten by many. we very nearly didn't have YCFC, and I for one would rather go and watch them back in the conference than not have a football club at all. but we aren't, we are back in league 2, and we have a great chance of staying up, despite this poor form. plenty of noise will be provided by me tomorrow afternoon...and i hope my fellow brothers and sisters will join me. boo-boys, stay at home.
superb 'producefm', a real comment that means a lot to many. these spirit we had at this club when we were on the verge of liquidation seems to have been forgotten by many. we very nearly didn't have YCFC, and I for one would rather go and watch them back in the conference than not have a football club at all. but we aren't, we are back in league 2, and we have a great chance of staying up, despite this poor form. plenty of noise will be provided by me tomorrow afternoon...and i hope my fellow brothers and sisters will join me. boo-boys, stay at home. rogue84
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5:19pm Fri 22 Feb 13

arsene.about.york says...

Ok then Mr Mills let's see some positivity. Let's see your team, the one that you have recruited and the one that you set up to play give us something to be positive about. Let's see some City attacks that actually threaten the opposition goal instead of ending in a whimper outside the penalty area. Let's see the ball played into the penalty area and some City players actually look interested in chasing it and let's have something which has been sadly lacking under your system EXCITEMENT. When you give us something be positive about we will respond in spades.
Ok then Mr Mills let's see some positivity. Let's see your team, the one that you have recruited and the one that you set up to play give us something to be positive about. Let's see some City attacks that actually threaten the opposition goal instead of ending in a whimper outside the penalty area. Let's see the ball played into the penalty area and some City players actually look interested in chasing it and let's have something which has been sadly lacking under your system EXCITEMENT. When you give us something be positive about we will respond in spades. arsene.about.york
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5:58pm Fri 22 Feb 13

redbluelion says...

id love to think positive but i can only see negatives when ever we play a game at the moment..im going, but think it will be one way traffic and an odd york chance walker misses from a couple of yards..whilst at the other end smith makes yet another blunder that gifts oxford a goal,and then the floodgates open..and ill be on here saturday night to say i told you so.....SACK MILLS NOW..
id love to think positive but i can only see negatives when ever we play a game at the moment..im going, but think it will be one way traffic and an odd york chance walker misses from a couple of yards..whilst at the other end smith makes yet another blunder that gifts oxford a goal,and then the floodgates open..and ill be on here saturday night to say i told you so.....SACK MILLS NOW.. redbluelion
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6:04pm Fri 22 Feb 13

YorkCityLuke says...

redbluelion wrote:
id love to think positive but i can only see negatives when ever we play a game at the moment..im going, but think it will be one way traffic and an odd york chance walker misses from a couple of yards..whilst at the other end smith makes yet another blunder that gifts oxford a goal,and then the floodgates open..and ill be on here saturday night to say i told you so.....SACK MILLS NOW..
You would clearly rather we lose so that you can smugly say 'I told you so', than us win and you having to swallow your words. Not what a decent fan would do.
[quote][p][bold]redbluelion[/bold] wrote: id love to think positive but i can only see negatives when ever we play a game at the moment..im going, but think it will be one way traffic and an odd york chance walker misses from a couple of yards..whilst at the other end smith makes yet another blunder that gifts oxford a goal,and then the floodgates open..and ill be on here saturday night to say i told you so.....SACK MILLS NOW..[/p][/quote]You would clearly rather we lose so that you can smugly say 'I told you so', than us win and you having to swallow your words. Not what a decent fan would do. YorkCityLuke
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6:14pm Fri 22 Feb 13

Mad for Minstermen says...

Of course everyone wants York to win whoever is at the helm, good luck to all involved, especially the fans travelling. However the posts will go ballistic should the reds get nothing from the trip.
Of course everyone wants York to win whoever is at the helm, good luck to all involved, especially the fans travelling. However the posts will go ballistic should the reds get nothing from the trip. Mad for Minstermen
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6:15pm Fri 22 Feb 13

brahma says...

redbluelion wrote:
id love to think positive but i can only see negatives when ever we play a game at the moment..im going, but think it will be one way traffic and an odd york chance walker misses from a couple of yards..whilst at the other end smith makes yet another blunder that gifts oxford a goal,and then the floodgates open..and ill be on here saturday night to say i told you so.....SACK MILLS NOW..
Even if it wasn't too late for a new manager to make a difference, we couldn't afford to sack Mills. We'd have to pay up his contract to it's full term and we'd have to pay whoever replaced him too. It would cripple us financially.
[quote][p][bold]redbluelion[/bold] wrote: id love to think positive but i can only see negatives when ever we play a game at the moment..im going, but think it will be one way traffic and an odd york chance walker misses from a couple of yards..whilst at the other end smith makes yet another blunder that gifts oxford a goal,and then the floodgates open..and ill be on here saturday night to say i told you so.....SACK MILLS NOW..[/p][/quote]Even if it wasn't too late for a new manager to make a difference, we couldn't afford to sack Mills. We'd have to pay up his contract to it's full term and we'd have to pay whoever replaced him too. It would cripple us financially. brahma
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6:17pm Fri 22 Feb 13

redbluelion says...

YorkCityLuke wrote:
redbluelion wrote: id love to think positive but i can only see negatives when ever we play a game at the moment..im going, but think it will be one way traffic and an odd york chance walker misses from a couple of yards..whilst at the other end smith makes yet another blunder that gifts oxford a goal,and then the floodgates open..and ill be on here saturday night to say i told you so.....SACK MILLS NOW..
You would clearly rather we lose so that you can smugly say 'I told you so', than us win and you having to swallow your words. Not what a decent fan would do.
i didn't say i want us to lose luke,but i live in the real world.i can see us getting beat because theres not much chance of us winning..at least im going luke to try and help lift them.how about you..are you going.
[quote][p][bold]YorkCityLuke[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]redbluelion[/bold] wrote: id love to think positive but i can only see negatives when ever we play a game at the moment..im going, but think it will be one way traffic and an odd york chance walker misses from a couple of yards..whilst at the other end smith makes yet another blunder that gifts oxford a goal,and then the floodgates open..and ill be on here saturday night to say i told you so.....SACK MILLS NOW..[/p][/quote]You would clearly rather we lose so that you can smugly say 'I told you so', than us win and you having to swallow your words. Not what a decent fan would do.[/p][/quote]i didn't say i want us to lose luke,but i live in the real world.i can see us getting beat because theres not much chance of us winning..at least im going luke to try and help lift them.how about you..are you going. redbluelion
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6:21pm Fri 22 Feb 13

YorkCityLuke says...

redbluelion wrote:
YorkCityLuke wrote:
redbluelion wrote: id love to think positive but i can only see negatives when ever we play a game at the moment..im going, but think it will be one way traffic and an odd york chance walker misses from a couple of yards..whilst at the other end smith makes yet another blunder that gifts oxford a goal,and then the floodgates open..and ill be on here saturday night to say i told you so.....SACK MILLS NOW..
You would clearly rather we lose so that you can smugly say 'I told you so', than us win and you having to swallow your words. Not what a decent fan would do.
i didn't say i want us to lose luke,but i live in the real world.i can see us getting beat because theres not much chance of us winning..at least im going luke to try and help lift them.how about you..are you going.
Please. Anyone can say they're off to Oxford, no way of proving it really is there? All we can deduce for sure is that I show support on this forum, and you rarely do.
[quote][p][bold]redbluelion[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]YorkCityLuke[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]redbluelion[/bold] wrote: id love to think positive but i can only see negatives when ever we play a game at the moment..im going, but think it will be one way traffic and an odd york chance walker misses from a couple of yards..whilst at the other end smith makes yet another blunder that gifts oxford a goal,and then the floodgates open..and ill be on here saturday night to say i told you so.....SACK MILLS NOW..[/p][/quote]You would clearly rather we lose so that you can smugly say 'I told you so', than us win and you having to swallow your words. Not what a decent fan would do.[/p][/quote]i didn't say i want us to lose luke,but i live in the real world.i can see us getting beat because theres not much chance of us winning..at least im going luke to try and help lift them.how about you..are you going.[/p][/quote]Please. Anyone can say they're off to Oxford, no way of proving it really is there? All we can deduce for sure is that I show support on this forum, and you rarely do. YorkCityLuke
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6:27pm Fri 22 Feb 13

goreds says...

Realistic ycfc wrote:
Arrogant get, what happened to our 2nd promotion in consecutive years gary? As to the bit about not been able yo to anything else, how about changing the formation for a start and also put players in their natural positions and drop those out of form
Realistically is there any chance you could switch your allegiance to leeds ?
Arrogant get ?
You're not fit to lick his boots.

Millsy - lead on and ignore the 'empty vessels ' that make the most noise.
Watching City since since '65 .
The 'modern' fans seem to act like spoilt babies.
[quote][p][bold]Realistic ycfc[/bold] wrote: Arrogant get, what happened to our 2nd promotion in consecutive years gary? As to the bit about not been able yo to anything else, how about changing the formation for a start and also put players in their natural positions and drop those out of form[/p][/quote]Realistically is there any chance you could switch your allegiance to leeds ? Arrogant get ? You're not fit to lick his boots. Millsy - lead on and ignore the 'empty vessels ' that make the most noise. Watching City since since '65 . The 'modern' fans seem to act like spoilt babies. goreds
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6:32pm Fri 22 Feb 13

redbluelion says...

brahma wrote:
redbluelion wrote: id love to think positive but i can only see negatives when ever we play a game at the moment..im going, but think it will be one way traffic and an odd york chance walker misses from a couple of yards..whilst at the other end smith makes yet another blunder that gifts oxford a goal,and then the floodgates open..and ill be on here saturday night to say i told you so.....SACK MILLS NOW..
Even if it wasn't too late for a new manager to make a difference, we couldn't afford to sack Mills. We'd have to pay up his contract to it's full term and we'd have to pay whoever replaced him too. It would cripple us financially.
i can't believe we still give our managers such long-term contracts,we should learn from this in the future and only give a year by year contract.then its not such a problem getting rid of them is it.
[quote][p][bold]brahma[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]redbluelion[/bold] wrote: id love to think positive but i can only see negatives when ever we play a game at the moment..im going, but think it will be one way traffic and an odd york chance walker misses from a couple of yards..whilst at the other end smith makes yet another blunder that gifts oxford a goal,and then the floodgates open..and ill be on here saturday night to say i told you so.....SACK MILLS NOW..[/p][/quote]Even if it wasn't too late for a new manager to make a difference, we couldn't afford to sack Mills. We'd have to pay up his contract to it's full term and we'd have to pay whoever replaced him too. It would cripple us financially.[/p][/quote]i can't believe we still give our managers such long-term contracts,we should learn from this in the future and only give a year by year contract.then its not such a problem getting rid of them is it. redbluelion
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6:41pm Fri 22 Feb 13

long distance depressive says...

will be more than happyif we are still in Div 2 at the end of the season. For Mills to say he can only motivate the players though is a tad odd. No changing the game with a PlanB when the motivation is being beaten by a superor tactical plan? 3 points tomorrow wouldbe very welcome but a point will be a step in the right direction and turn the tide.
will be more than happyif we are still in Div 2 at the end of the season. For Mills to say he can only motivate the players though is a tad odd. No changing the game with a PlanB when the motivation is being beaten by a superor tactical plan? 3 points tomorrow wouldbe very welcome but a point will be a step in the right direction and turn the tide. long distance depressive
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6:42pm Fri 22 Feb 13

Keith...lad says...

I think that is great statement by Gary Mills.Start a fresh tomorrow at Oxford and as supporters back the management and players and shout loud and proud to be the twelve man as we help City get as many points as possible between now and the season.
I think that is great statement by Gary Mills.Start a fresh tomorrow at Oxford and as supporters back the management and players and shout loud and proud to be the twelve man as we help City get as many points as possible between now and the season. Keith...lad
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7:48pm Fri 22 Feb 13

carterjason says...

I like a lot of supporters want mills to succeed, but this faith and belief only lasts so long. Getting hard to see what he can do with the players available for selection and refusal to change formation.
I hope the team go out their give it 100% for the whole match thats all we ask, we can get a result out of this match.
I like a lot of supporters want mills to succeed, but this faith and belief only lasts so long. Getting hard to see what he can do with the players available for selection and refusal to change formation. I hope the team go out their give it 100% for the whole match thats all we ask, we can get a result out of this match. carterjason
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7:58pm Fri 22 Feb 13

York Pom says...

Goodbye Gary Mills
Goodbye Gary Mills York Pom
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8:11pm Fri 22 Feb 13

johnno65 says...

Everson to Gateshead, Moncur was on the bench for Darlington this week on loan there till the end of season, should help both players.
Walker, McReady, Paddy and Rodman to start tomorrow, rested and ready to go.
Everson to Gateshead, Moncur was on the bench for Darlington this week on loan there till the end of season, should help both players. Walker, McReady, Paddy and Rodman to start tomorrow, rested and ready to go. johnno65
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8:17pm Fri 22 Feb 13

Tug job says...

roobarb85 wrote:
Of course you turn up - of course you cheer the team on - of course this is the best it's been for years.

But that still doesn't stop the fact that it's hugely frustrating to watch players out of form continually be selected, players being consistently played out of position, lightweights signed and then discarded and increasingly dire home games.

If Mr Mills can't see that - and be seen to be trying to do something about that (e.g. 442/giving Potts and Reed (when here) more of a chance/ not subbing your best forward) - then I think people have every right to have a constructive go.
I seem to remember we played 4-4-2 when we got relegated to the Conference. Either system can work well, but clearly the key is to have flexibility to respond to changing circumstances. Despite being a "happy clapper" and proud of it, I would agree that the absence of any alternative has made us one dimensional. However, I still believe that Gary Mills is the man to take the club forwards. COYR
[quote][p][bold]roobarb85[/bold] wrote: Of course you turn up - of course you cheer the team on - of course this is the best it's been for years. But that still doesn't stop the fact that it's hugely frustrating to watch players out of form continually be selected, players being consistently played out of position, lightweights signed and then discarded and increasingly dire home games. If Mr Mills can't see that - and be seen to be trying to do something about that (e.g. 442/giving Potts and Reed (when here) more of a chance/ not subbing your best forward) - then I think people have every right to have a constructive go.[/p][/quote]I seem to remember we played 4-4-2 when we got relegated to the Conference. Either system can work well, but clearly the key is to have flexibility to respond to changing circumstances. Despite being a "happy clapper" and proud of it, I would agree that the absence of any alternative has made us one dimensional. However, I still believe that Gary Mills is the man to take the club forwards. COYR Tug job
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9:15pm Fri 22 Feb 13

openallhours says...

Tug job wrote:
roobarb85 wrote:
Of course you turn up - of course you cheer the team on - of course this is the best it's been for years.

But that still doesn't stop the fact that it's hugely frustrating to watch players out of form continually be selected, players being consistently played out of position, lightweights signed and then discarded and increasingly dire home games.

If Mr Mills can't see that - and be seen to be trying to do something about that (e.g. 442/giving Potts and Reed (when here) more of a chance/ not subbing your best forward) - then I think people have every right to have a constructive go.
I seem to remember we played 4-4-2 when we got relegated to the Conference. Either system can work well, but clearly the key is to have flexibility to respond to changing circumstances. Despite being a "happy clapper" and proud of it, I would agree that the absence of any alternative has made us one dimensional. However, I still believe that Gary Mills is the man to take the club forwards. COYR
roobarb85 - excellent post that pretty much sums up the failings of Mills.

Tug job - a loony (read the posts).

I just hope that Tug job isn't driving to Oxford tomorrow as it'll clearly be a danger to other motorists.
[quote][p][bold]Tug job[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]roobarb85[/bold] wrote: Of course you turn up - of course you cheer the team on - of course this is the best it's been for years. But that still doesn't stop the fact that it's hugely frustrating to watch players out of form continually be selected, players being consistently played out of position, lightweights signed and then discarded and increasingly dire home games. If Mr Mills can't see that - and be seen to be trying to do something about that (e.g. 442/giving Potts and Reed (when here) more of a chance/ not subbing your best forward) - then I think people have every right to have a constructive go.[/p][/quote]I seem to remember we played 4-4-2 when we got relegated to the Conference. Either system can work well, but clearly the key is to have flexibility to respond to changing circumstances. Despite being a "happy clapper" and proud of it, I would agree that the absence of any alternative has made us one dimensional. However, I still believe that Gary Mills is the man to take the club forwards. COYR[/p][/quote]roobarb85 - excellent post that pretty much sums up the failings of Mills. Tug job - a loony (read the posts). I just hope that Tug job isn't driving to Oxford tomorrow as it'll clearly be a danger to other motorists. openallhours
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9:34pm Fri 22 Feb 13

YO1 says...

Sensible words by Mills. The "Nappy Cr@ppers" on here need reminding where we were when Mills took over and where we are now two snd half years later.

Some of the best football seen in decades, promotion, two wembley victories and Trophy winners. Not a bad record that.

Leaders unite and remain strong in a crisis. Weak people panic and and behave like headless chickens looking for the nearest exit. Bullies just blame others and scapegoat.

I'm really looking forward to the day we maintain league status and the Nappy Cr@pppers get a timely reminder of their vindictive abandonment of the players and management of this wonderful club.

Stuff it down their throats for the rest of the season lads!
Sensible words by Mills. The "Nappy Cr@ppers" on here need reminding where we were when Mills took over and where we are now two snd half years later. Some of the best football seen in decades, promotion, two wembley victories and Trophy winners. Not a bad record that. Leaders unite and remain strong in a crisis. Weak people panic and and behave like headless chickens looking for the nearest exit. Bullies just blame others and scapegoat. I'm really looking forward to the day we maintain league status and the Nappy Cr@pppers get a timely reminder of their vindictive abandonment of the players and management of this wonderful club. Stuff it down their throats for the rest of the season lads! YO1
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9:45pm Fri 22 Feb 13

thirsky says...

Doom, gloom and despondency starts at 5.00 pm Saturdays. It builds up to a crisis after a few more days then confidence grows again in the build up to the next match. Some positive comments tonight to prove the point. Let all concerned keep it that way, that is the players, management and most of all us the supporters. York City supporters are not alone in either their praise or condemnation of their soccer team, these reactions are universal amongst all fans.
Doom, gloom and despondency starts at 5.00 pm Saturdays. It builds up to a crisis after a few more days then confidence grows again in the build up to the next match. Some positive comments tonight to prove the point. Let all concerned keep it that way, that is the players, management and most of all us the supporters. York City supporters are not alone in either their praise or condemnation of their soccer team, these reactions are universal amongst all fans. thirsky
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9:54pm Fri 22 Feb 13

tips says...

Well said YO1 Mills has made mistakes and not always made the best of buys but where we were when he came and where we are now is progress indeed.
Yes we are in a bit of trouble at the moment but a massive effort from all concerned can get us through this season
Come on the Reds
Well said YO1 Mills has made mistakes and not always made the best of buys but where we were when he came and where we are now is progress indeed. Yes we are in a bit of trouble at the moment but a massive effort from all concerned can get us through this season Come on the Reds tips
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10:12pm Fri 22 Feb 13

BorderReiver says...

Well said "YO1". Now is the time to get behind the team AND the manager. The job is to stay in Div.2 and then progress. Let's look forward to a good old Yorkshire derby and a full house at BC next week. There is no place for the naysayers - if you're not with us, go and support Leeds ! COYR !
Well said "YO1". Now is the time to get behind the team AND the manager. The job is to stay in Div.2 and then progress. Let's look forward to a good old Yorkshire derby and a full house at BC next week. There is no place for the naysayers - if you're not with us, go and support Leeds ! COYR ! BorderReiver
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10:33pm Fri 22 Feb 13

pip007 says...

Before the season started the bookies had us in 14th place. I think that's where we'll finish the season.
Before the season started the bookies had us in 14th place. I think that's where we'll finish the season. pip007
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10:58pm Fri 22 Feb 13

openallhours says...

YO1 wrote:
Sensible words by Mills. The "Nappy Cr@ppers" on here need reminding where we were when Mills took over and where we are now two snd half years later.

Some of the best football seen in decades, promotion, two wembley victories and Trophy winners. Not a bad record that.

Leaders unite and remain strong in a crisis. Weak people panic and and behave like headless chickens looking for the nearest exit. Bullies just blame others and scapegoat.

I'm really looking forward to the day we maintain league status and the Nappy Cr@pppers get a timely reminder of their vindictive abandonment of the players and management of this wonderful club.

Stuff it down their throats for the rest of the season lads!
Your attitude of 'where we were before Mills got here' simply makes Mills believe he's even more untouchable. He came to a club that had already been to Wembly twice and he inherited a side that most Conference managers could only dream of. To think that Mills will 'crack open the champagne' should we finish 17th is an even bigger joke than 'the man' himself. Just picture it, Mills and the chuckle brothers sat around giving self congratulations for a lowly finish - absolute disgrace!
[quote][p][bold]YO1[/bold] wrote: Sensible words by Mills. The "Nappy Cr@ppers" on here need reminding where we were when Mills took over and where we are now two snd half years later. Some of the best football seen in decades, promotion, two wembley victories and Trophy winners. Not a bad record that. Leaders unite and remain strong in a crisis. Weak people panic and and behave like headless chickens looking for the nearest exit. Bullies just blame others and scapegoat. I'm really looking forward to the day we maintain league status and the Nappy Cr@pppers get a timely reminder of their vindictive abandonment of the players and management of this wonderful club. Stuff it down their throats for the rest of the season lads![/p][/quote]Your attitude of 'where we were before Mills got here' simply makes Mills believe he's even more untouchable. He came to a club that had already been to Wembly twice and he inherited a side that most Conference managers could only dream of. To think that Mills will 'crack open the champagne' should we finish 17th is an even bigger joke than 'the man' himself. Just picture it, Mills and the chuckle brothers sat around giving self congratulations for a lowly finish - absolute disgrace! openallhours
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11:19pm Fri 22 Feb 13

YorkCityLuke says...

openallhours wrote:
YO1 wrote:
Sensible words by Mills. The "Nappy Cr@ppers" on here need reminding where we were when Mills took over and where we are now two snd half years later.

Some of the best football seen in decades, promotion, two wembley victories and Trophy winners. Not a bad record that.

Leaders unite and remain strong in a crisis. Weak people panic and and behave like headless chickens looking for the nearest exit. Bullies just blame others and scapegoat.

I'm really looking forward to the day we maintain league status and the Nappy Cr@pppers get a timely reminder of their vindictive abandonment of the players and management of this wonderful club.

Stuff it down their throats for the rest of the season lads!
Your attitude of 'where we were before Mills got here' simply makes Mills believe he's even more untouchable. He came to a club that had already been to Wembly twice and he inherited a side that most Conference managers could only dream of. To think that Mills will 'crack open the champagne' should we finish 17th is an even bigger joke than 'the man' himself. Just picture it, Mills and the chuckle brothers sat around giving self congratulations for a lowly finish - absolute disgrace!
So you won't be happy with surviving then? You think we should have been up there challenging for automatic promotion?
[quote][p][bold]openallhours[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]YO1[/bold] wrote: Sensible words by Mills. The "Nappy Cr@ppers" on here need reminding where we were when Mills took over and where we are now two snd half years later. Some of the best football seen in decades, promotion, two wembley victories and Trophy winners. Not a bad record that. Leaders unite and remain strong in a crisis. Weak people panic and and behave like headless chickens looking for the nearest exit. Bullies just blame others and scapegoat. I'm really looking forward to the day we maintain league status and the Nappy Cr@pppers get a timely reminder of their vindictive abandonment of the players and management of this wonderful club. Stuff it down their throats for the rest of the season lads![/p][/quote]Your attitude of 'where we were before Mills got here' simply makes Mills believe he's even more untouchable. He came to a club that had already been to Wembly twice and he inherited a side that most Conference managers could only dream of. To think that Mills will 'crack open the champagne' should we finish 17th is an even bigger joke than 'the man' himself. Just picture it, Mills and the chuckle brothers sat around giving self congratulations for a lowly finish - absolute disgrace![/p][/quote]So you won't be happy with surviving then? You think we should have been up there challenging for automatic promotion? YorkCityLuke
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11:26pm Fri 22 Feb 13

YO1 says...

openallhours wrote:
YO1 wrote:
Sensible words by Mills. The "Nappy Cr@ppers" on here need reminding where we were when Mills took over and where we are now two snd half years later.

Some of the best football seen in decades, promotion, two wembley victories and Trophy winners. Not a bad record that.

Leaders unite and remain strong in a crisis. Weak people panic and and behave like headless chickens looking for the nearest exit. Bullies just blame others and scapegoat.

I'm really looking forward to the day we maintain league status and the Nappy Cr@pppers get a timely reminder of their vindictive abandonment of the players and management of this wonderful club.

Stuff it down their throats for the rest of the season lads!
Your attitude of 'where we were before Mills got here' simply makes Mills believe he's even more untouchable. He came to a club that had already been to Wembly twice and he inherited a side that most Conference managers could only dream of. To think that Mills will 'crack open the champagne' should we finish 17th is an even bigger joke than 'the man' himself. Just picture it, Mills and the chuckle brothers sat around giving self congratulations for a lowly finish - absolute disgrace!
Ha ha right on cue! Just picture it, you and your chuckle brother Nappy Cr@ppers cracking open the champagne in self congratulation if we get relegated. Bursting at the seams to tell everyone how right you were.
[quote][p][bold]openallhours[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]YO1[/bold] wrote: Sensible words by Mills. The "Nappy Cr@ppers" on here need reminding where we were when Mills took over and where we are now two snd half years later. Some of the best football seen in decades, promotion, two wembley victories and Trophy winners. Not a bad record that. Leaders unite and remain strong in a crisis. Weak people panic and and behave like headless chickens looking for the nearest exit. Bullies just blame others and scapegoat. I'm really looking forward to the day we maintain league status and the Nappy Cr@pppers get a timely reminder of their vindictive abandonment of the players and management of this wonderful club. Stuff it down their throats for the rest of the season lads![/p][/quote]Your attitude of 'where we were before Mills got here' simply makes Mills believe he's even more untouchable. He came to a club that had already been to Wembly twice and he inherited a side that most Conference managers could only dream of. To think that Mills will 'crack open the champagne' should we finish 17th is an even bigger joke than 'the man' himself. Just picture it, Mills and the chuckle brothers sat around giving self congratulations for a lowly finish - absolute disgrace![/p][/quote]Ha ha right on cue! Just picture it, you and your chuckle brother Nappy Cr@ppers cracking open the champagne in self congratulation if we get relegated. Bursting at the seams to tell everyone how right you were. YO1
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11:42pm Fri 22 Feb 13

YO1 says...

openallhours wrote:
YO1 wrote:
Sensible words by Mills. The "Nappy Cr@ppers" on here need reminding where we were when Mills took over and where we are now two snd half years later.

Some of the best football seen in decades, promotion, two wembley victories and Trophy winners. Not a bad record that.

Leaders unite and remain strong in a crisis. Weak people panic and and behave like headless chickens looking for the nearest exit. Bullies just blame others and scapegoat.

I'm really looking forward to the day we maintain league status and the Nappy Cr@pppers get a timely reminder of their vindictive abandonment of the players and management of this wonderful club.

Stuff it down their throats for the rest of the season lads!
Your attitude of 'where we were before Mills got here' simply makes Mills believe he's even more untouchable. He came to a club that had already been to Wembly twice and he inherited a side that most Conference managers could only dream of. To think that Mills will 'crack open the champagne' should we finish 17th is an even bigger joke than 'the man' himself. Just picture it, Mills and the chuckle brothers sat around giving self congratulations for a lowly finish - absolute disgrace!
Oh and by the way, we had lost both Wembley visits prior to Mills arriving, had lost the only player capable of scoring and were in the lower half of the table. Not exactly inheriting a side to dream of is it!

Anyway don't let facts get in the way of your prejudice. Nothing personal, I'm actually beginning to warm to you. You're quite funny.
[quote][p][bold]openallhours[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]YO1[/bold] wrote: Sensible words by Mills. The "Nappy Cr@ppers" on here need reminding where we were when Mills took over and where we are now two snd half years later. Some of the best football seen in decades, promotion, two wembley victories and Trophy winners. Not a bad record that. Leaders unite and remain strong in a crisis. Weak people panic and and behave like headless chickens looking for the nearest exit. Bullies just blame others and scapegoat. I'm really looking forward to the day we maintain league status and the Nappy Cr@pppers get a timely reminder of their vindictive abandonment of the players and management of this wonderful club. Stuff it down their throats for the rest of the season lads![/p][/quote]Your attitude of 'where we were before Mills got here' simply makes Mills believe he's even more untouchable. He came to a club that had already been to Wembly twice and he inherited a side that most Conference managers could only dream of. To think that Mills will 'crack open the champagne' should we finish 17th is an even bigger joke than 'the man' himself. Just picture it, Mills and the chuckle brothers sat around giving self congratulations for a lowly finish - absolute disgrace![/p][/quote]Oh and by the way, we had lost both Wembley visits prior to Mills arriving, had lost the only player capable of scoring and were in the lower half of the table. Not exactly inheriting a side to dream of is it! Anyway don't let facts get in the way of your prejudice. Nothing personal, I'm actually beginning to warm to you. You're quite funny. YO1
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12:41am Sat 23 Feb 13

Mattyd says...

All valid points, however the main issue for me with Mills stating that he will ' crack open the champagne if we finish 17' is simply the FACT he felt we had a good chance of promotion at the start of the season, so he hasnt managed his own, the boards or the fans expectations for the season, hence we all (well most) feel let down and even Mills himself must be thinking ' why oh why, did I even tinker with the idea of promotion'

Too be honest I would and still will be very happy with scraping past the post above the drop zone, to accomplish this we must start with a win on Saturday and get the 1 good thing from this season rocking again OUR AWAY FORM, because lets be honest unless Mills changes to 442 at home I really cant see our home form changing.
All valid points, however the main issue for me with Mills stating that he will ' crack open the champagne if we finish 17' is simply the FACT he felt we had a good chance of promotion at the start of the season, so he hasnt managed his own, the boards or the fans expectations for the season, hence we all (well most) feel let down and even Mills himself must be thinking ' why oh why, did I even tinker with the idea of promotion' Too be honest I would and still will be very happy with scraping past the post above the drop zone, to accomplish this we must start with a win on Saturday and get the 1 good thing from this season rocking again OUR AWAY FORM, because lets be honest unless Mills changes to 442 at home I really cant see our home form changing. Mattyd
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1:28am Sat 23 Feb 13

jumbojet says...

How many of you have been watching the total crap that York City have been involved with over the past months, total rubbish, the management should refund our entrance fee. Mr Mills is NOT up to the job and the players are not fit to be called professionals, we are on a slippery slope and maybe Blue Square will be better to watch.
How many of you have been watching the total crap that York City have been involved with over the past months, total rubbish, the management should refund our entrance fee. Mr Mills is NOT up to the job and the players are not fit to be called professionals, we are on a slippery slope and maybe Blue Square will be better to watch. jumbojet
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3:53am Sat 23 Feb 13

1968expat says...

producefm wrote:
I am going to Oxford to give my support to the club I love, the players and the manager. If we win fantastic, I would be happy with a point, and if we lose then its not the end of the world. York City will still be in its best position in the best part of 10 years. Throughout our history York City have had more lean times than times of plenty, but when we do have the good days they tend to be very special. Gary Mills has given us some great days in his time at the club and I hope that he will give us many more to come. At the moment things are not going well, but we have had these sort of runs before and we will have them again. Being a supporter Of York City is not all about winning and losing, Its about supporting a club that represents the great city of York and the great county of North Yorkshire , its about having good days out and having a laugh with your friends, its about meeting other York supporters who if it was not for football you would never have crossed their paths. Look what being a City supporter really means to you, get behind everyone and everything that stands for York City FC.
This the best comment on this site for a very long time. I have supported York City for 45 years, I no longer live in England but the city of York and York City Football Club will and always will be close to my heart. Last May came over for the 2 Wembley appearences, what memories! nobody can take them away from me. York City till I die.
[quote][p][bold]producefm[/bold] wrote: I am going to Oxford to give my support to the club I love, the players and the manager. If we win fantastic, I would be happy with a point, and if we lose then its not the end of the world. York City will still be in its best position in the best part of 10 years. Throughout our history York City have had more lean times than times of plenty, but when we do have the good days they tend to be very special. Gary Mills has given us some great days in his time at the club and I hope that he will give us many more to come. At the moment things are not going well, but we have had these sort of runs before and we will have them again. Being a supporter Of York City is not all about winning and losing, Its about supporting a club that represents the great city of York and the great county of North Yorkshire , its about having good days out and having a laugh with your friends, its about meeting other York supporters who if it was not for football you would never have crossed their paths. Look what being a City supporter really means to you, get behind everyone and everything that stands for York City FC.[/p][/quote]This the best comment on this site for a very long time. I have supported York City for 45 years, I no longer live in England but the city of York and York City Football Club will and always will be close to my heart. Last May came over for the 2 Wembley appearences, what memories! nobody can take them away from me. York City till I die. 1968expat
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6:54am Sat 23 Feb 13

openallhours says...

YorkCityLuke wrote:
openallhours wrote:
YO1 wrote:
Sensible words by Mills. The "Nappy Cr@ppers" on here need reminding where we were when Mills took over and where we are now two snd half years later.

Some of the best football seen in decades, promotion, two wembley victories and Trophy winners. Not a bad record that.

Leaders unite and remain strong in a crisis. Weak people panic and and behave like headless chickens looking for the nearest exit. Bullies just blame others and scapegoat.

I'm really looking forward to the day we maintain league status and the Nappy Cr@pppers get a timely reminder of their vindictive abandonment of the players and management of this wonderful club.

Stuff it down their throats for the rest of the season lads!
Your attitude of 'where we were before Mills got here' simply makes Mills believe he's even more untouchable. He came to a club that had already been to Wembly twice and he inherited a side that most Conference managers could only dream of. To think that Mills will 'crack open the champagne' should we finish 17th is an even bigger joke than 'the man' himself. Just picture it, Mills and the chuckle brothers sat around giving self congratulations for a lowly finish - absolute disgrace!
So you won't be happy with surviving then? You think we should have been up there challenging for automatic promotion?
I'd be absolutely delighted with survival and no, I didn't expect us to be challenging for promotion. I personally have been disappointed with our poor home form and the manner in which we've lost a lot of games. I also believe that Mills could handle his PR better, that's all. Should we go down, I will not be posting 'I told you so' because I have never stated that we will go down, only that there's a real danger if things aren't improved. I respect what Mills has done for York, but I can't fully respect how he's run the team this season.
[quote][p][bold]YorkCityLuke[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]openallhours[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]YO1[/bold] wrote: Sensible words by Mills. The "Nappy Cr@ppers" on here need reminding where we were when Mills took over and where we are now two snd half years later. Some of the best football seen in decades, promotion, two wembley victories and Trophy winners. Not a bad record that. Leaders unite and remain strong in a crisis. Weak people panic and and behave like headless chickens looking for the nearest exit. Bullies just blame others and scapegoat. I'm really looking forward to the day we maintain league status and the Nappy Cr@pppers get a timely reminder of their vindictive abandonment of the players and management of this wonderful club. Stuff it down their throats for the rest of the season lads![/p][/quote]Your attitude of 'where we were before Mills got here' simply makes Mills believe he's even more untouchable. He came to a club that had already been to Wembly twice and he inherited a side that most Conference managers could only dream of. To think that Mills will 'crack open the champagne' should we finish 17th is an even bigger joke than 'the man' himself. Just picture it, Mills and the chuckle brothers sat around giving self congratulations for a lowly finish - absolute disgrace![/p][/quote]So you won't be happy with surviving then? You think we should have been up there challenging for automatic promotion?[/p][/quote]I'd be absolutely delighted with survival and no, I didn't expect us to be challenging for promotion. I personally have been disappointed with our poor home form and the manner in which we've lost a lot of games. I also believe that Mills could handle his PR better, that's all. Should we go down, I will not be posting 'I told you so' because I have never stated that we will go down, only that there's a real danger if things aren't improved. I respect what Mills has done for York, but I can't fully respect how he's run the team this season. openallhours
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7:06am Sat 23 Feb 13

openallhours says...

1968expat wrote:
producefm wrote:
I am going to Oxford to give my support to the club I love, the players and the manager. If we win fantastic, I would be happy with a point, and if we lose then its not the end of the world. York City will still be in its best position in the best part of 10 years. Throughout our history York City have had more lean times than times of plenty, but when we do have the good days they tend to be very special. Gary Mills has given us some great days in his time at the club and I hope that he will give us many more to come. At the moment things are not going well, but we have had these sort of runs before and we will have them again. Being a supporter Of York City is not all about winning and losing, Its about supporting a club that represents the great city of York and the great county of North Yorkshire , its about having good days out and having a laugh with your friends, its about meeting other York supporters who if it was not for football you would never have crossed their paths. Look what being a City supporter really means to you, get behind everyone and everything that stands for York City FC.
This the best comment on this site for a very long time. I have supported York City for 45 years, I no longer live in England but the city of York and York City Football Club will and always will be close to my heart. Last May came over for the 2 Wembley appearences, what memories! nobody can take them away from me. York City till I die.
There should be a rule for posting on here: only fans who go to games can comment.

Whilst I'm delighted that you have your happy Wembley memories (as do I), you haven't seen the rubbish that paying fans have frequently witnessed this season.

It's the here and now that matters and as for 'happy memories' - read the posts from all of the fans who go to the matches.
[quote][p][bold]1968expat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]producefm[/bold] wrote: I am going to Oxford to give my support to the club I love, the players and the manager. If we win fantastic, I would be happy with a point, and if we lose then its not the end of the world. York City will still be in its best position in the best part of 10 years. Throughout our history York City have had more lean times than times of plenty, but when we do have the good days they tend to be very special. Gary Mills has given us some great days in his time at the club and I hope that he will give us many more to come. At the moment things are not going well, but we have had these sort of runs before and we will have them again. Being a supporter Of York City is not all about winning and losing, Its about supporting a club that represents the great city of York and the great county of North Yorkshire , its about having good days out and having a laugh with your friends, its about meeting other York supporters who if it was not for football you would never have crossed their paths. Look what being a City supporter really means to you, get behind everyone and everything that stands for York City FC.[/p][/quote]This the best comment on this site for a very long time. I have supported York City for 45 years, I no longer live in England but the city of York and York City Football Club will and always will be close to my heart. Last May came over for the 2 Wembley appearences, what memories! nobody can take them away from me. York City till I die.[/p][/quote]There should be a rule for posting on here: only fans who go to games can comment. Whilst I'm delighted that you have your happy Wembley memories (as do I), you haven't seen the rubbish that paying fans have frequently witnessed this season. It's the here and now that matters and as for 'happy memories' - read the posts from all of the fans who go to the matches. openallhours
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7:52am Sat 23 Feb 13

neutral observer 2 says...

These comment pages are just full of whinging nobodies who need to get a life.
Like Mr Mills is taking notes from the largest plankton on here and is really going to listen to someone who thinks he's Frank Lampard in the sunday morning league.
No money , no ground , who wants to play for that ?
Money talks with professional footballers.
There are plenty out there who work for rail track etc. I wouldnt pay in washers and dont have to face such direct ****.
These comment pages are just full of whinging nobodies who need to get a life. Like Mr Mills is taking notes from the largest plankton on here and is really going to listen to someone who thinks he's Frank Lampard in the sunday morning league. No money , no ground , who wants to play for that ? Money talks with professional footballers. There are plenty out there who work for rail track etc. I wouldnt pay in washers and dont have to face such direct ****. neutral observer 2
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8:21am Sat 23 Feb 13

1968expat says...

openallhours wrote:
1968expat wrote:
producefm wrote: I am going to Oxford to give my support to the club I love, the players and the manager. If we win fantastic, I would be happy with a point, and if we lose then its not the end of the world. York City will still be in its best position in the best part of 10 years. Throughout our history York City have had more lean times than times of plenty, but when we do have the good days they tend to be very special. Gary Mills has given us some great days in his time at the club and I hope that he will give us many more to come. At the moment things are not going well, but we have had these sort of runs before and we will have them again. Being a supporter Of York City is not all about winning and losing, Its about supporting a club that represents the great city of York and the great county of North Yorkshire , its about having good days out and having a laugh with your friends, its about meeting other York supporters who if it was not for football you would never have crossed their paths. Look what being a City supporter really means to you, get behind everyone and everything that stands for York City FC.
This the best comment on this site for a very long time. I have supported York City for 45 years, I no longer live in England but the city of York and York City Football Club will and always will be close to my heart. Last May came over for the 2 Wembley appearences, what memories! nobody can take them away from me. York City till I die.
There should be a rule for posting on here: only fans who go to games can comment. Whilst I'm delighted that you have your happy Wembley memories (as do I), you haven't seen the rubbish that paying fans have frequently witnessed this season. It's the here and now that matters and as for 'happy memories' - read the posts from all of the fans who go to the matches.
I can assure you I have seen more rubbish than good football at Bootham Crescent in 45 years many of which I was a season ticket holder, for many years they had to re apply to actually stay in the league. So I think I am pretty qualified to add my comments.
[quote][p][bold]openallhours[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]1968expat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]producefm[/bold] wrote: I am going to Oxford to give my support to the club I love, the players and the manager. If we win fantastic, I would be happy with a point, and if we lose then its not the end of the world. York City will still be in its best position in the best part of 10 years. Throughout our history York City have had more lean times than times of plenty, but when we do have the good days they tend to be very special. Gary Mills has given us some great days in his time at the club and I hope that he will give us many more to come. At the moment things are not going well, but we have had these sort of runs before and we will have them again. Being a supporter Of York City is not all about winning and losing, Its about supporting a club that represents the great city of York and the great county of North Yorkshire , its about having good days out and having a laugh with your friends, its about meeting other York supporters who if it was not for football you would never have crossed their paths. Look what being a City supporter really means to you, get behind everyone and everything that stands for York City FC.[/p][/quote]This the best comment on this site for a very long time. I have supported York City for 45 years, I no longer live in England but the city of York and York City Football Club will and always will be close to my heart. Last May came over for the 2 Wembley appearences, what memories! nobody can take them away from me. York City till I die.[/p][/quote]There should be a rule for posting on here: only fans who go to games can comment. Whilst I'm delighted that you have your happy Wembley memories (as do I), you haven't seen the rubbish that paying fans have frequently witnessed this season. It's the here and now that matters and as for 'happy memories' - read the posts from all of the fans who go to the matches.[/p][/quote]I can assure you I have seen more rubbish than good football at Bootham Crescent in 45 years many of which I was a season ticket holder, for many years they had to re apply to actually stay in the league. So I think I am pretty qualified to add my comments. 1968expat
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8:43am Sat 23 Feb 13

openallhours says...

neutral observer 2 wrote:
These comment pages are just full of whinging nobodies who need to get a life.
Like Mr Mills is taking notes from the largest plankton on here and is really going to listen to someone who thinks he's Frank Lampard in the sunday morning league.
No money , no ground , who wants to play for that ?
Money talks with professional footballers.
There are plenty out there who work for rail track etc. I wouldnt pay in washers and dont have to face such direct ****.
Oh dear, 1 out of 10. Your knowledge of the game is about as comprehensive as Des Lytlle's defensive coaching skills. And by the way - Mills, his side-kicks and the players, all make a good living by being employed by York City FC.
[quote][p][bold]neutral observer 2[/bold] wrote: These comment pages are just full of whinging nobodies who need to get a life. Like Mr Mills is taking notes from the largest plankton on here and is really going to listen to someone who thinks he's Frank Lampard in the sunday morning league. No money , no ground , who wants to play for that ? Money talks with professional footballers. There are plenty out there who work for rail track etc. I wouldnt pay in washers and dont have to face such direct ****.[/p][/quote]Oh dear, 1 out of 10. Your knowledge of the game is about as comprehensive as Des Lytlle's defensive coaching skills. And by the way - Mills, his side-kicks and the players, all make a good living by being employed by York City FC. openallhours
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8:44am Sat 23 Feb 13

redwhiteblue says...

producefm - speaks for the majority not the minority of supporters, well said pal - like you I'll be at Oxford supporting the team, manager and all those behind our great club. Bringing home the points, giving 100% is all we ask. For all those travelling lets get behing the team from the off - I'm sure you will.
producefm - speaks for the majority not the minority of supporters, well said pal - like you I'll be at Oxford supporting the team, manager and all those behind our great club. Bringing home the points, giving 100% is all we ask. For all those travelling lets get behing the team from the off - I'm sure you will. redwhiteblue
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9:18am Sat 23 Feb 13

YO1 says...

Travelling away with City, I've seen good and occasionally outstanding performances this season.

However, if I was a supporter who only watched City every fortnight at home, I can certainly understand the impression that we are dire under GM.

I really hope we can turn it around as I feel it would be too late in the season for a new manager to have any real impact.

Good luck today lads. If you don't succeed, at least be willing to die trying.
Travelling away with City, I've seen good and occasionally outstanding performances this season. However, if I was a supporter who only watched City every fortnight at home, I can certainly understand the impression that we are dire under GM. I really hope we can turn it around as I feel it would be too late in the season for a new manager to have any real impact. Good luck today lads. If you don't succeed, at least be willing to die trying. YO1
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10:49am Sat 23 Feb 13

Budgie says...

Oxford 4 City 0, Off on my holidays whe I return bottom 3 I fear.
Oxford 4 City 0, Off on my holidays whe I return bottom 3 I fear. Budgie
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11:13am Sat 23 Feb 13

Head of Bomber Command says...

Budgie wrote:
Oxford 4 City 0, Off on my holidays whe I return bottom 3 I fear.
Keep the faith. I am confident we will get a result today.
[quote][p][bold]Budgie[/bold] wrote: Oxford 4 City 0, Off on my holidays whe I return bottom 3 I fear.[/p][/quote]Keep the faith. I am confident we will get a result today. Head of Bomber Command
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11:59am Sat 23 Feb 13

duffy says...

A massive good luck to the team today. A win would make a huge difference to the feel good factor within the club and fanbase.
A massive good luck to the team today. A win would make a huge difference to the feel good factor within the club and fanbase. duffy
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1:52pm Sat 23 Feb 13

van the man says...

Head of Bomber Command wrote:
Budgie wrote:
Oxford 4 City 0, Off on my holidays whe I return bottom 3 I fear.
Keep the faith. I am confident we will get a result today.
Better get some sort of result today or Mills will be toast by Monday, I think if he gets one of his so called big points today, it could be the biggest of management his career.
[quote][p][bold]Head of Bomber Command[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Budgie[/bold] wrote: Oxford 4 City 0, Off on my holidays whe I return bottom 3 I fear.[/p][/quote]Keep the faith. I am confident we will get a result today.[/p][/quote]Better get some sort of result today or Mills will be toast by Monday, I think if he gets one of his so called big points today, it could be the biggest of management his career. van the man
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2:04pm Sat 23 Feb 13

beeryjack5on says...

duffy wrote:
A massive good luck to the team today. A win would make a huge difference to the feel good factor within the club and fanbase.
Nice sentiment duffy, this will be a tough test today but not the end... yet... A win would be collossal, but equally a draw or even a loss with all involved having competed and demonstrated total commitment to the cause would not be the end of the season.. but that effort and desire must be shown now. You mention luck, and you know the proverbial 'the harder I tried the luckier I got' quote? Well - maybe that's just where we are. Difficult when it's not running for you, but if you stop chasing it doesn't have a chance to run. Come on City!
[quote][p][bold]duffy[/bold] wrote: A massive good luck to the team today. A win would make a huge difference to the feel good factor within the club and fanbase.[/p][/quote]Nice sentiment duffy, this will be a tough test today but not the end... yet... A win would be collossal, but equally a draw or even a loss with all involved having competed and demonstrated total commitment to the cause would not be the end of the season.. but that effort and desire must be shown now. You mention luck, and you know the proverbial 'the harder I tried the luckier I got' quote? Well - maybe that's just where we are. Difficult when it's not running for you, but if you stop chasing it doesn't have a chance to run. Come on City! beeryjack5on
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3:08pm Sat 23 Feb 13

neutral observer 2 says...

openallhours wrote:
neutral observer 2 wrote:
These comment pages are just full of whinging nobodies who need to get a life.
Like Mr Mills is taking notes from the largest plankton on here and is really going to listen to someone who thinks he's Frank Lampard in the sunday morning league.
No money , no ground , who wants to play for that ?
Money talks with professional footballers.
There are plenty out there who work for rail track etc. I wouldnt pay in washers and dont have to face such direct ****.
Oh dear, 1 out of 10. Your knowledge of the game is about as comprehensive as Des Lytlle's defensive coaching skills. And by the way - Mills, his side-kicks and the players, all make a good living by being employed by York City FC.
Really ?
Safe journey home.
[quote][p][bold]openallhours[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]neutral observer 2[/bold] wrote: These comment pages are just full of whinging nobodies who need to get a life. Like Mr Mills is taking notes from the largest plankton on here and is really going to listen to someone who thinks he's Frank Lampard in the sunday morning league. No money , no ground , who wants to play for that ? Money talks with professional footballers. There are plenty out there who work for rail track etc. I wouldnt pay in washers and dont have to face such direct ****.[/p][/quote]Oh dear, 1 out of 10. Your knowledge of the game is about as comprehensive as Des Lytlle's defensive coaching skills. And by the way - Mills, his side-kicks and the players, all make a good living by being employed by York City FC.[/p][/quote]Really ? Safe journey home. neutral observer 2
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5:01pm Sat 23 Feb 13

van the man says...

van the man wrote:
Head of Bomber Command wrote:
Budgie wrote:
Oxford 4 City 0, Off on my holidays whe I return bottom 3 I fear.
Keep the faith. I am confident we will get a result today.
Better get some sort of result today or Mills will be toast by Monday, I think if he gets one of his so called big points today, it could be the biggest of management his career.
And there you go.
[quote][p][bold]van the man[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Head of Bomber Command[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Budgie[/bold] wrote: Oxford 4 City 0, Off on my holidays whe I return bottom 3 I fear.[/p][/quote]Keep the faith. I am confident we will get a result today.[/p][/quote]Better get some sort of result today or Mills will be toast by Monday, I think if he gets one of his so called big points today, it could be the biggest of management his career.[/p][/quote]And there you go. van the man
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5:19pm Sat 23 Feb 13

PhilR@Strike says...

Very good effort from every player in the team today and can't fault them for it! We packed the midfield, came for a draw and put in loads of effort to get the point. Mind if Oxford had scored, that would have been it!!! To be fair Oxford didn't look like scoring and we were no where near dangerous enough up front to even look like scoring? Mind two shot on goal for the whole game is what we expect from York at the mo? Survival first I guess?
Very good effort from every player in the team today and can't fault them for it! We packed the midfield, came for a draw and put in loads of effort to get the point. Mind if Oxford had scored, that would have been it!!! To be fair Oxford didn't look like scoring and we were no where near dangerous enough up front to even look like scoring? Mind two shot on goal for the whole game is what we expect from York at the mo? Survival first I guess? PhilR@Strike
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6:21pm Sat 23 Feb 13

redbluelion says...

i don't think a poin't is any good this late in the season we need all 3pts..im not happy at all...we need wins to be safe not single point's.it was a game we could and should have won..walker again missing a chance as well as blair..whats going on.
i don't think a poin't is any good this late in the season we need all 3pts..im not happy at all...we need wins to be safe not single point's.it was a game we could and should have won..walker again missing a chance as well as blair..whats going on. redbluelion
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6:24pm Sat 23 Feb 13

YorkCityLuke says...

Lukewarm result - not losing and keeping a clean sheet are both big positives, but not scoring (and not really making many chances) is a negative. I feel like Mills had set up for a draw, and got what he was after. That's fair enough, we certainly needed to avoid being beaten. But I would have rather seen Ranks on from the start to try to nick something off a corner.
Lukewarm result - not losing and keeping a clean sheet are both big positives, but not scoring (and not really making many chances) is a negative. I feel like Mills had set up for a draw, and got what he was after. That's fair enough, we certainly needed to avoid being beaten. But I would have rather seen Ranks on from the start to try to nick something off a corner. YorkCityLuke
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6:35pm Sat 23 Feb 13

redbluelion says...

YorkCityLuke wrote:
Lukewarm result - not losing and keeping a clean sheet are both big positives, but not scoring (and not really making many chances) is a negative. I feel like Mills had set up for a draw, and got what he was after. That's fair enough, we certainly needed to avoid being beaten. But I would have rather seen Ranks on from the start to try to nick something off a corner.
yes your right luke lets be thankful for the point its better than getting beat again .. i think if rankine had been on for at least the second have we would have won.instead mills leaves him on bench until added time.way too late.
[quote][p][bold]YorkCityLuke[/bold] wrote: Lukewarm result - not losing and keeping a clean sheet are both big positives, but not scoring (and not really making many chances) is a negative. I feel like Mills had set up for a draw, and got what he was after. That's fair enough, we certainly needed to avoid being beaten. But I would have rather seen Ranks on from the start to try to nick something off a corner.[/p][/quote]yes your right luke lets be thankful for the point its better than getting beat again .. i think if rankine had been on for at least the second have we would have won.instead mills leaves him on bench until added time.way too late. redbluelion
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6:37pm Sat 23 Feb 13

redbluelion says...

redbluelion wrote:
YorkCityLuke wrote: Lukewarm result - not losing and keeping a clean sheet are both big positives, but not scoring (and not really making many chances) is a negative. I feel like Mills had set up for a draw, and got what he was after. That's fair enough, we certainly needed to avoid being beaten. But I would have rather seen Ranks on from the start to try to nick something off a corner.
yes your right luke lets be thankful for the point its better than getting beat again .. i think if rankine had been on for at least the second have we would have won.instead mills leaves him on bench until added time.way too late.
half..
[quote][p][bold]redbluelion[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]YorkCityLuke[/bold] wrote: Lukewarm result - not losing and keeping a clean sheet are both big positives, but not scoring (and not really making many chances) is a negative. I feel like Mills had set up for a draw, and got what he was after. That's fair enough, we certainly needed to avoid being beaten. But I would have rather seen Ranks on from the start to try to nick something off a corner.[/p][/quote]yes your right luke lets be thankful for the point its better than getting beat again .. i think if rankine had been on for at least the second have we would have won.instead mills leaves him on bench until added time.way too late.[/p][/quote]half.. redbluelion
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6:39pm Sat 23 Feb 13

openallhours says...

More points dropped and at this rate poor Gary won't be able to have his glass of champagne (but I'm sure he will anyway coz he's the main man). Teams beneath us keep picking up points whilst we continue to lose and draw. Worrying times
More points dropped and at this rate poor Gary won't be able to have his glass of champagne (but I'm sure he will anyway coz he's the main man). Teams beneath us keep picking up points whilst we continue to lose and draw. Worrying times openallhours
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7:14pm Sat 23 Feb 13

RooBeck says...

Sounded like defences were on top throughout and that goalscoring chances were at a premium! A point is not at all bad and a clean-sheet (two in the last three games) must spread confidence throughout the side. Goalscoring remains a worry and we are still not getting the right combo of front men, but lets be confident that we can very soon turn this particular corner and that the forwards come good together for the remaining twelve matches. Two good Yorkshire derbies now in a week and having seen our performances against both these teams earlier in the season, see no reason why we can't pick-up points from them again. COYR!!
Sounded like defences were on top throughout and that goalscoring chances were at a premium! A point is not at all bad and a clean-sheet (two in the last three games) must spread confidence throughout the side. Goalscoring remains a worry and we are still not getting the right combo of front men, but lets be confident that we can very soon turn this particular corner and that the forwards come good together for the remaining twelve matches. Two good Yorkshire derbies now in a week and having seen our performances against both these teams earlier in the season, see no reason why we can't pick-up points from them again. COYR!! RooBeck
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7:59pm Sat 23 Feb 13

thirsky says...

When our best results are away from home and we havnt won away this year, it doesnt promise much. Suppose Rankine has had his chance so hes on the bench until loaned or subloaned out.
When our best results are away from home and we havnt won away this year, it doesnt promise much. Suppose Rankine has had his chance so hes on the bench until loaned or subloaned out. thirsky
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8:02pm Sat 23 Feb 13

Yorkieroy60 says...

Listened to BP on Radio York -City seemed quite comfortable for the most part never appeared to be under any sustained pressure we just never had much of a goal threat thats all-credit to the 300+ supporters that made the journey down there really made themselves heard-you don't fancy going to Bootham Crescent sometime do you you lot?-be nice to have some atmosphere at the home games!
Listened to BP on Radio York -City seemed quite comfortable for the most part never appeared to be under any sustained pressure we just never had much of a goal threat thats all-credit to the 300+ supporters that made the journey down there really made themselves heard-you don't fancy going to Bootham Crescent sometime do you you lot?-be nice to have some atmosphere at the home games! Yorkieroy60
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8:02pm Sat 23 Feb 13

yorkiemike says...

I suppose if we hadn`t been in the position we are then we would have been happy with a point before the game.There`s nothing wrong with our away form compared to others, we have to turm it round at home PDQ.
I don`t know the thinking in having Rankine on the bench,was he not fit or what?GM was singing his praises against Gillingham and he wasn`t the worst against Barnet.
Definitely a nervy run in for us but I think we`ll just about stay up.
I suppose if we hadn`t been in the position we are then we would have been happy with a point before the game.There`s nothing wrong with our away form compared to others, we have to turm it round at home PDQ. I don`t know the thinking in having Rankine on the bench,was he not fit or what?GM was singing his praises against Gillingham and he wasn`t the worst against Barnet. Definitely a nervy run in for us but I think we`ll just about stay up. yorkiemike
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9:47pm Sat 23 Feb 13

neutral observer 2 says...

i wasnt expecting 4 points from Oxford this season.
i wasnt expecting 4 points from Oxford this season. neutral observer 2
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10:10pm Sat 23 Feb 13

Peppa07 says...

I too would like to know why Rankine wasn't on from the start. He played well against Gillingham, and did okay against Barnet (no support though). What's the point of him benchwarming for 90 minutes given that no-one can score right now? Leave him on to cause havoc at corners and something could fall for us...four points from the next two games would steady the ship.
I too would like to know why Rankine wasn't on from the start. He played well against Gillingham, and did okay against Barnet (no support though). What's the point of him benchwarming for 90 minutes given that no-one can score right now? Leave him on to cause havoc at corners and something could fall for us...four points from the next two games would steady the ship. Peppa07
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10:20pm Sat 23 Feb 13

openallhours says...

neutral observer 2 wrote:
i wasnt expecting 4 points from Oxford this season.
An excellent post. We can all sleep better knowing that we've taken 4 points from Oxford.

CRETIN!
[quote][p][bold]neutral observer 2[/bold] wrote: i wasnt expecting 4 points from Oxford this season.[/p][/quote]An excellent post. We can all sleep better knowing that we've taken 4 points from Oxford. CRETIN! openallhours
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10:45pm Sat 23 Feb 13

nicko75 says...

Balanced review having been at the game: POSITIVE - A deserved clean sheet; good to have Banjo back; generally decent effort & comittment levels from most. NEGATIVE - Oxford really are crap and their form is as bad as ours so let's not kid ourselves; We have now gone 7 games without scoring a 'proper' goal from open play and on this evidence I can see why - zero goal threat, don't think we created 1 real chance; strange tactics again (ie. settling for a point when Oxford were there for the taking and 3 is what we needed). So 1 point better than none and some improvement on the horror show I saw at Wycombe but I'm not convinced yet. The 5 games remaining against teams below us will seal our destiny.
Balanced review having been at the game: POSITIVE - A deserved clean sheet; good to have Banjo back; generally decent effort & comittment levels from most. NEGATIVE - Oxford really are crap and their form is as bad as ours so let's not kid ourselves; We have now gone 7 games without scoring a 'proper' goal from open play and on this evidence I can see why - zero goal threat, don't think we created 1 real chance; strange tactics again (ie. settling for a point when Oxford were there for the taking and 3 is what we needed). So 1 point better than none and some improvement on the horror show I saw at Wycombe but I'm not convinced yet. The 5 games remaining against teams below us will seal our destiny. nicko75
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10:49pm Sat 23 Feb 13

nicko75 says...

Ps. Of the 300+ supporters that 'travelled down', remember that 100+ of them 'came up' from London!... Normally get 100-200 extra at the games in the south east...
Ps. Of the 300+ supporters that 'travelled down', remember that 100+ of them 'came up' from London!... Normally get 100-200 extra at the games in the south east... nicko75
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11:48pm Sat 23 Feb 13

neutral observer 2 says...

openallhours wrote:
neutral observer 2 wrote:
i wasnt expecting 4 points from Oxford this season.
An excellent post. We can all sleep better knowing that we've taken 4 points from Oxford.

CRETIN!
Wind your neck in and trot off to whinge to someone who cares.
4 points from Oxford is a good 4 points. If you ever pay attention or actually attend any games, you would know we were very lucky to get 3 points at home.
So instead of trapping off like a knob, try thinking of something positive.
Face it. Your never going to be a professional footballer nor a manager. Toodle pip.
[quote][p][bold]openallhours[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]neutral observer 2[/bold] wrote: i wasnt expecting 4 points from Oxford this season.[/p][/quote]An excellent post. We can all sleep better knowing that we've taken 4 points from Oxford. CRETIN![/p][/quote]Wind your neck in and trot off to whinge to someone who cares. 4 points from Oxford is a good 4 points. If you ever pay attention or actually attend any games, you would know we were very lucky to get 3 points at home. So instead of trapping off like a knob, try thinking of something positive. Face it. Your never going to be a professional footballer nor a manager. Toodle pip. neutral observer 2
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12:02am Sun 24 Feb 13

duffy says...

neutral observer 2 wrote:
openallhours wrote:
neutral observer 2 wrote:
i wasnt expecting 4 points from Oxford this season.
An excellent post. We can all sleep better knowing that we've taken 4 points from Oxford.

CRETIN!
Wind your neck in and trot off to whinge to someone who cares.
4 points from Oxford is a good 4 points. If you ever pay attention or actually attend any games, you would know we were very lucky to get 3 points at home.
So instead of trapping off like a knob, try thinking of something positive.
Face it. Your never going to be a professional footballer nor a manager. Toodle pip.
Calm down fellas.
[quote][p][bold]neutral observer 2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]openallhours[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]neutral observer 2[/bold] wrote: i wasnt expecting 4 points from Oxford this season.[/p][/quote]An excellent post. We can all sleep better knowing that we've taken 4 points from Oxford. CRETIN![/p][/quote]Wind your neck in and trot off to whinge to someone who cares. 4 points from Oxford is a good 4 points. If you ever pay attention or actually attend any games, you would know we were very lucky to get 3 points at home. So instead of trapping off like a knob, try thinking of something positive. Face it. Your never going to be a professional footballer nor a manager. Toodle pip.[/p][/quote]Calm down fellas. duffy
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12:08am Sun 24 Feb 13

neutral observer 2 says...

duffy wrote:
neutral observer 2 wrote:
openallhours wrote:
neutral observer 2 wrote:
i wasnt expecting 4 points from Oxford this season.
An excellent post. We can all sleep better knowing that we've taken 4 points from Oxford.

CRETIN!
Wind your neck in and trot off to whinge to someone who cares.
4 points from Oxford is a good 4 points. If you ever pay attention or actually attend any games, you would know we were very lucky to get 3 points at home.
So instead of trapping off like a knob, try thinking of something positive.
Face it. Your never going to be a professional footballer nor a manager. Toodle pip.
Calm down fellas.
Sorry !?
I was making a very valid positive point.
Your neb isnt required.
[quote][p][bold]duffy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]neutral observer 2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]openallhours[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]neutral observer 2[/bold] wrote: i wasnt expecting 4 points from Oxford this season.[/p][/quote]An excellent post. We can all sleep better knowing that we've taken 4 points from Oxford. CRETIN![/p][/quote]Wind your neck in and trot off to whinge to someone who cares. 4 points from Oxford is a good 4 points. If you ever pay attention or actually attend any games, you would know we were very lucky to get 3 points at home. So instead of trapping off like a knob, try thinking of something positive. Face it. Your never going to be a professional footballer nor a manager. Toodle pip.[/p][/quote]Calm down fellas.[/p][/quote]Sorry !? I was making a very valid positive point. Your neb isnt required. neutral observer 2
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12:23am Sun 24 Feb 13

pip007 says...

Here's a fact. I mean an actual fact not just the word 'Fact' stuck at the end of some wild assertion. Gary Mills has the second highest win rate (43.3%) of any York City manager ever, coming second only to Denis Smith (46.5%). Even Tom Johnson who got us into Div 2 only had a 35.9% win rate. Something to think about when you're demanding that Mills should lose his job.
Here's a fact. I mean an actual fact not just the word 'Fact' stuck at the end of some wild assertion. Gary Mills has the second highest win rate (43.3%) of any York City manager ever, coming second only to Denis Smith (46.5%). Even Tom Johnson who got us into Div 2 only had a 35.9% win rate. Something to think about when you're demanding that Mills should lose his job. pip007
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12:30am Sun 24 Feb 13

pip007 says...

In case openallhours was wondering ... the word cretin is an 18th century derivation of the Latin word crestin or Christian, and means 'human being'. Still, I don't expect he is wondering. That would require having at least two brain cells to rub together.
In case openallhours was wondering ... the word cretin is an 18th century derivation of the Latin word crestin or Christian, and means 'human being'. Still, I don't expect he is wondering. That would require having at least two brain cells to rub together. pip007
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1:47am Sun 24 Feb 13

openallhours says...

pip007 wrote:
Here's a fact. I mean an actual fact not just the word 'Fact' stuck at the end of some wild assertion. Gary Mills has the second highest win rate (43.3%) of any York City manager ever, coming second only to Denis Smith (46.5%). Even Tom Johnson who got us into Div 2 only had a 35.9% win rate. Something to think about when you're demanding that Mills should lose his job.
The word 'cretin' also describes somebody of limited mental ability (an idiot). Quite appropriate for you as well as your 'win rate' argument isn't valid. To compare win ratios is an insult to a proper manager like Dennis Smith. When Smithy was in charge we were beating Arsenal and very nearly Liverpool (twice). We were a solid League club, where as many of the Mills' games were non-league opposition. Add all of the Trophy games to Mills' record and that bumps up his win ratio even further.

Dennis Smith = Legend

Champagne Gary = Leg end

You = Cretin
[quote][p][bold]pip007[/bold] wrote: Here's a fact. I mean an actual fact not just the word 'Fact' stuck at the end of some wild assertion. Gary Mills has the second highest win rate (43.3%) of any York City manager ever, coming second only to Denis Smith (46.5%). Even Tom Johnson who got us into Div 2 only had a 35.9% win rate. Something to think about when you're demanding that Mills should lose his job.[/p][/quote]The word 'cretin' also describes somebody of limited mental ability (an idiot). Quite appropriate for you as well as your 'win rate' argument isn't valid. To compare win ratios is an insult to a proper manager like Dennis Smith. When Smithy was in charge we were beating Arsenal and very nearly Liverpool (twice). We were a solid League club, where as many of the Mills' games were non-league opposition. Add all of the Trophy games to Mills' record and that bumps up his win ratio even further. Dennis Smith = Legend Champagne Gary = Leg end You = Cretin openallhours
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7:20am Sun 24 Feb 13

YO1 says...

Oxford fans view on their forum, shocking game between two very poor teams playing on a terrible pitch. Seems Michael Ingham stood his ground putting up with stick from their fans.

Defence looks stronger with Banjo and Parslow back in. Difficult to play our passing game on that pitch but the team scrapped and did the ugly stuff well enough.

Disappointing up front again, hard to see us scoring at the moment.
Oxford fans view on their forum, shocking game between two very poor teams playing on a terrible pitch. Seems Michael Ingham stood his ground putting up with stick from their fans. Defence looks stronger with Banjo and Parslow back in. Difficult to play our passing game on that pitch but the team scrapped and did the ugly stuff well enough. Disappointing up front again, hard to see us scoring at the moment. YO1
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10:23am Sun 24 Feb 13

brahma says...

Consider: City and Accrington both have five of their remaining games against teams in the bottom 3rd of the table.

We have Wimbledon, Torquay and Bristol away followed by Plymouth and Accrington here. Accrington have games against Torquay, Barnet, Wimbledon and Bristol as well as the game against us.

In addition, Plymouth, Barnet, Aldershot and Bristol also have to play Wimbledon. Torquay have Barnet and Bristol, and Plymouth and Barnet have each other.

Not all these teams can win all their remaining six pointer games. A win for one = a defeat for another. So City's fate is still firmly in City's hands and probably will be for a few weeks yet. Nil desperandum.
Consider: City and Accrington both have five of their remaining games against teams in the bottom 3rd of the table. We have Wimbledon, Torquay and Bristol away followed by Plymouth and Accrington here. Accrington have games against Torquay, Barnet, Wimbledon and Bristol as well as the game against us. In addition, Plymouth, Barnet, Aldershot and Bristol also have to play Wimbledon. Torquay have Barnet and Bristol, and Plymouth and Barnet have each other. Not all these teams can win all their remaining six pointer games. A win for one = a defeat for another. So City's fate is still firmly in City's hands and probably will be for a few weeks yet. Nil desperandum. brahma
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10:36am Sun 24 Feb 13

redwhiteblue says...

For one who was at the game - great to see the 300+ City supporters backing the team, the manager - the team produced a workman like performance and deserved the the point. Ingham had one save to make, looked like Tonto at the end but commanded his box well - the back four - solid commanding gave nothing away - O'Connell my MOTM. Midfield in control, the only downside is lack of confidence in Blair and Chambers, but still were better than theirs - Walker worked well after his shift on the bench, I would have introduced Rankine around the 65th minute, we just needed a change up front. Our problem stems from the our goal scorers from last season are not producing - Blair, Chambers, Paddy and Walker. Oxford fans thought we were the better side - they haven't won at home since September. Timmy Mallett - yes thee Timmy Mallett - without his mallett thought they were rubbish, yet again. To sum their day up they thought the Military Wives were their MOTM. Onwards to Rotherham.
For one who was at the game - great to see the 300+ City supporters backing the team, the manager - the team produced a workman like performance and deserved the the point. Ingham had one save to make, looked like Tonto at the end but commanded his box well - the back four - solid commanding gave nothing away - O'Connell my MOTM. Midfield in control, the only downside is lack of confidence in Blair and Chambers, but still were better than theirs - Walker worked well after his shift on the bench, I would have introduced Rankine around the 65th minute, we just needed a change up front. Our problem stems from the our goal scorers from last season are not producing - Blair, Chambers, Paddy and Walker. Oxford fans thought we were the better side - they haven't won at home since September. Timmy Mallett - yes thee Timmy Mallett - without his mallett thought they were rubbish, yet again. To sum their day up they thought the Military Wives were their MOTM. Onwards to Rotherham. redwhiteblue
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11:50am Sun 24 Feb 13

YorkCityLuke says...

openallhours wrote:
pip007 wrote:
Here's a fact. I mean an actual fact not just the word 'Fact' stuck at the end of some wild assertion. Gary Mills has the second highest win rate (43.3%) of any York City manager ever, coming second only to Denis Smith (46.5%). Even Tom Johnson who got us into Div 2 only had a 35.9% win rate. Something to think about when you're demanding that Mills should lose his job.
The word 'cretin' also describes somebody of limited mental ability (an idiot). Quite appropriate for you as well as your 'win rate' argument isn't valid. To compare win ratios is an insult to a proper manager like Dennis Smith. When Smithy was in charge we were beating Arsenal and very nearly Liverpool (twice). We were a solid League club, where as many of the Mills' games were non-league opposition. Add all of the Trophy games to Mills' record and that bumps up his win ratio even further.

Dennis Smith = Legend

Champagne Gary = Leg end

You = Cretin
Win rate is a fair way to measure success. Mills has been beating the teams in front of him just as Denis Smith did. What more can he do? Also., what kind of an insult is 'leg end'?! Makes no sense., could you explain it?
[quote][p][bold]openallhours[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pip007[/bold] wrote: Here's a fact. I mean an actual fact not just the word 'Fact' stuck at the end of some wild assertion. Gary Mills has the second highest win rate (43.3%) of any York City manager ever, coming second only to Denis Smith (46.5%). Even Tom Johnson who got us into Div 2 only had a 35.9% win rate. Something to think about when you're demanding that Mills should lose his job.[/p][/quote]The word 'cretin' also describes somebody of limited mental ability (an idiot). Quite appropriate for you as well as your 'win rate' argument isn't valid. To compare win ratios is an insult to a proper manager like Dennis Smith. When Smithy was in charge we were beating Arsenal and very nearly Liverpool (twice). We were a solid League club, where as many of the Mills' games were non-league opposition. Add all of the Trophy games to Mills' record and that bumps up his win ratio even further. Dennis Smith = Legend Champagne Gary = Leg end You = Cretin[/p][/quote]Win rate is a fair way to measure success. Mills has been beating the teams in front of him just as Denis Smith did. What more can he do? Also., what kind of an insult is 'leg end'?! Makes no sense., could you explain it? YorkCityLuke
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12:25pm Sun 24 Feb 13

neutral observer 2 says...

openallhours wrote:
pip007 wrote:
Here's a fact. I mean an actual fact not just the word 'Fact' stuck at the end of some wild assertion. Gary Mills has the second highest win rate (43.3%) of any York City manager ever, coming second only to Denis Smith (46.5%). Even Tom Johnson who got us into Div 2 only had a 35.9% win rate. Something to think about when you're demanding that Mills should lose his job.
The word 'cretin' also describes somebody of limited mental ability (an idiot). Quite appropriate for you as well as your 'win rate' argument isn't valid. To compare win ratios is an insult to a proper manager like Dennis Smith. When Smithy was in charge we were beating Arsenal and very nearly Liverpool (twice). We were a solid League club, where as many of the Mills' games were non-league opposition. Add all of the Trophy games to Mills' record and that bumps up his win ratio even further.

Dennis Smith = Legend

Champagne Gary = Leg end

You = Cretin
Clearly understands nothing about what the actual Dennis Smith legacy was.
No squad worth 2p and all very old.
Hence the reason for a number of years after, in the doldrums.
I suspect your a moron who thinks banging a drum makes an atmosphere encouraging attendance.
How was your trip to Oxford ?
[quote][p][bold]openallhours[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pip007[/bold] wrote: Here's a fact. I mean an actual fact not just the word 'Fact' stuck at the end of some wild assertion. Gary Mills has the second highest win rate (43.3%) of any York City manager ever, coming second only to Denis Smith (46.5%). Even Tom Johnson who got us into Div 2 only had a 35.9% win rate. Something to think about when you're demanding that Mills should lose his job.[/p][/quote]The word 'cretin' also describes somebody of limited mental ability (an idiot). Quite appropriate for you as well as your 'win rate' argument isn't valid. To compare win ratios is an insult to a proper manager like Dennis Smith. When Smithy was in charge we were beating Arsenal and very nearly Liverpool (twice). We were a solid League club, where as many of the Mills' games were non-league opposition. Add all of the Trophy games to Mills' record and that bumps up his win ratio even further. Dennis Smith = Legend Champagne Gary = Leg end You = Cretin[/p][/quote]Clearly understands nothing about what the actual Dennis Smith legacy was. No squad worth 2p and all very old. Hence the reason for a number of years after, in the doldrums. I suspect your a moron who thinks banging a drum makes an atmosphere encouraging attendance. How was your trip to Oxford ? neutral observer 2
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1:07pm Sun 24 Feb 13

Mickey T says...

van the man wrote:
van the man wrote:
Head of Bomber Command wrote:
Budgie wrote:
Oxford 4 City 0, Off on my holidays whe I return bottom 3 I fear.
Keep the faith. I am confident we will get a result today.
Better get some sort of result today or Mills will be toast by Monday, I think if he gets one of his so called big points today, it could be the biggest of management his career.
And there you go.
Well I can think of 83 bigger points. The one's we go last season. Plus two even bigger results from the play-offs, of which we needed to win to enable us to play Oxford in the League yesterday.
[quote][p][bold]van the man[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]van the man[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Head of Bomber Command[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Budgie[/bold] wrote: Oxford 4 City 0, Off on my holidays whe I return bottom 3 I fear.[/p][/quote]Keep the faith. I am confident we will get a result today.[/p][/quote]Better get some sort of result today or Mills will be toast by Monday, I think if he gets one of his so called big points today, it could be the biggest of management his career.[/p][/quote]And there you go.[/p][/quote]Well I can think of 83 bigger points. The one's we go last season. Plus two even bigger results from the play-offs, of which we needed to win to enable us to play Oxford in the League yesterday. Mickey T
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1:31pm Sun 24 Feb 13

YoRkIe59 says...

ordinarily you,d be happy with a point away at Oxford but as has been mentioned when our home form is so poor we need to be winning away cos we arn,t at home.On a different note when i was in the uk i rarely missed a home game and got to as many away games as finances and family would allow having followed city for 40 odd years,i respectfully suggest openallhours that i think its not unreasonable someone living abroad as i am now has a right to comment one way or another on the fortunes of what is still my football club.o.k sure i can,t comment on the games as you can but it dosn,t make me any the less a city fan,when i,m briefly back in the country soon ill be getting to as many games as myself and my boy can i just desperately hope its not to see us go down again,
ordinarily you,d be happy with a point away at Oxford but as has been mentioned when our home form is so poor we need to be winning away cos we arn,t at home.On a different note when i was in the uk i rarely missed a home game and got to as many away games as finances and family would allow having followed city for 40 odd years,i respectfully suggest openallhours that i think its not unreasonable someone living abroad as i am now has a right to comment one way or another on the fortunes of what is still my football club.o.k sure i can,t comment on the games as you can but it dosn,t make me any the less a city fan,when i,m briefly back in the country soon ill be getting to as many games as myself and my boy can i just desperately hope its not to see us go down again, YoRkIe59
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2:28pm Sun 24 Feb 13

Phil, Leeds says...

pip007 wrote:
Here's a fact. I mean an actual fact not just the word 'Fact' stuck at the end of some wild assertion. Gary Mills has the second highest win rate (43.3%) of any York City manager ever, coming second only to Denis Smith (46.5%). Even Tom Johnson who got us into Div 2 only had a 35.9% win rate. Something to think about when you're demanding that Mills should lose his job.
Yeah but Mills has managed us mostly in the Conference so comparison is hardly like with like. But you demonstrated nicely how you can use statistics to show what you want in a better light.
[quote][p][bold]pip007[/bold] wrote: Here's a fact. I mean an actual fact not just the word 'Fact' stuck at the end of some wild assertion. Gary Mills has the second highest win rate (43.3%) of any York City manager ever, coming second only to Denis Smith (46.5%). Even Tom Johnson who got us into Div 2 only had a 35.9% win rate. Something to think about when you're demanding that Mills should lose his job.[/p][/quote]Yeah but Mills has managed us mostly in the Conference so comparison is hardly like with like. But you demonstrated nicely how you can use statistics to show what you want in a better light. Phil, Leeds
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2:37pm Sun 24 Feb 13

matthewnotmatt87 says...

Why does the comments section always turn into petty insults and people turning on one and other?

I mean why do we need to be having a discussion about the origins of the word cretin?

It is possible to have a debate without being rude, abusive, or a p***ing competition of who knows most/been to the most matches.

For some its time to act your age not the number on the back of your shirt.
Why does the comments section always turn into petty insults and people turning on one and other? I mean why do we need to be having a discussion about the origins of the word cretin? It is possible to have a debate without being rude, abusive, or a p***ing competition of who knows most/been to the most matches. For some its time to act your age not the number on the back of your shirt. matthewnotmatt87
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2:57pm Sun 24 Feb 13

YorkCityLuke says...

Phil, Leeds wrote:
pip007 wrote:
Here's a fact. I mean an actual fact not just the word 'Fact' stuck at the end of some wild assertion. Gary Mills has the second highest win rate (43.3%) of any York City manager ever, coming second only to Denis Smith (46.5%). Even Tom Johnson who got us into Div 2 only had a 35.9% win rate. Something to think about when you're demanding that Mills should lose his job.
Yeah but Mills has managed us mostly in the Conference so comparison is hardly like with like. But you demonstrated nicely how you can use statistics to show what you want in a better light.
True, but we were playing in the Conference - he can only beat what's put in front of him. He also had lower attendances (and therefore, less money/ability to attract players to the club) than Smith. You can't compare like with like, as you say. But you also can't argue that his win-percentage is extremely good.
[quote][p][bold]Phil, Leeds[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pip007[/bold] wrote: Here's a fact. I mean an actual fact not just the word 'Fact' stuck at the end of some wild assertion. Gary Mills has the second highest win rate (43.3%) of any York City manager ever, coming second only to Denis Smith (46.5%). Even Tom Johnson who got us into Div 2 only had a 35.9% win rate. Something to think about when you're demanding that Mills should lose his job.[/p][/quote]Yeah but Mills has managed us mostly in the Conference so comparison is hardly like with like. But you demonstrated nicely how you can use statistics to show what you want in a better light.[/p][/quote]True, but we were playing in the Conference - he can only beat what's put in front of him. He also had lower attendances (and therefore, less money/ability to attract players to the club) than Smith. You can't compare like with like, as you say. But you also can't argue that his win-percentage is extremely good. YorkCityLuke
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4:33pm Sun 24 Feb 13

neutral observer 2 says...

Win at home draw away or win away draw at home = promotion usually.
We've got 4 points from Oxford.
Hopefully Bradford will be a bit jaded. So another 4 points ?
Another 8 points for City and we are safe for another season
Win at home draw away or win away draw at home = promotion usually. We've got 4 points from Oxford. Hopefully Bradford will be a bit jaded. So another 4 points ? Another 8 points for City and we are safe for another season neutral observer 2
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6:12pm Sun 24 Feb 13

openallhours says...

neutral observer 2 wrote:
Win at home draw away or win away draw at home = promotion usually.
We've got 4 points from Oxford.
Hopefully Bradford will be a bit jaded. So another 4 points ?
Another 8 points for City and we are safe for another season
You really are an absolute clown.

Lol
[quote][p][bold]neutral observer 2[/bold] wrote: Win at home draw away or win away draw at home = promotion usually. We've got 4 points from Oxford. Hopefully Bradford will be a bit jaded. So another 4 points ? Another 8 points for City and we are safe for another season[/p][/quote]You really are an absolute clown. Lol openallhours
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6:36pm Sun 24 Feb 13

YorkCityLuke says...

Too bad for Bradford, was hoping they could cause an upset. Maybe benefits us though, they'll be pretty demoralised by the result. Also, how many games does their keeper get suspended for with a straight red?
Too bad for Bradford, was hoping they could cause an upset. Maybe benefits us though, they'll be pretty demoralised by the result. Also, how many games does their keeper get suspended for with a straight red? YorkCityLuke
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6:38pm Sun 24 Feb 13

boothamboy says...

I don't get to as many games as I used to, but from reading the comments on here, it seems that Gary Mills is struggling to cope with life in Div 2. His signings haven't worked in the main, and his eye for a striker appears to be lacking. Hopefully, we've gathered enough points to stay up this year.
I don't get to as many games as I used to, but from reading the comments on here, it seems that Gary Mills is struggling to cope with life in Div 2. His signings haven't worked in the main, and his eye for a striker appears to be lacking. Hopefully, we've gathered enough points to stay up this year. boothamboy
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7:32pm Sun 24 Feb 13

York Pom says...

I guess Gary is sipping Moet wow! a draw at Oxford.
I guess Gary is sipping Moet wow! a draw at Oxford. York Pom
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8:22pm Sun 24 Feb 13

Phil, Leeds says...

It's another decent away point but our away form is strong. It's the home form that needs turning round and that means doing something different at Bootham Crescent not the same stuff that's largely failed. Millsy couldn't stand to leave out his darling boy for another game though could he? Walker in for Rankine - you're having a laugh. And of course he missed his usual decent chance to win the game. How many's that now?
It's another decent away point but our away form is strong. It's the home form that needs turning round and that means doing something different at Bootham Crescent not the same stuff that's largely failed. Millsy couldn't stand to leave out his darling boy for another game though could he? Walker in for Rankine - you're having a laugh. And of course he missed his usual decent chance to win the game. How many's that now? Phil, Leeds
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8:25pm Sun 24 Feb 13

openallhours says...

neutral observer 2 wrote:
openallhours wrote:
pip007 wrote:
Here's a fact. I mean an actual fact not just the word 'Fact' stuck at the end of some wild assertion. Gary Mills has the second highest win rate (43.3%) of any York City manager ever, coming second only to Denis Smith (46.5%). Even Tom Johnson who got us into Div 2 only had a 35.9% win rate. Something to think about when you're demanding that Mills should lose his job.
The word 'cretin' also describes somebody of limited mental ability (an idiot). Quite appropriate for you as well as your 'win rate' argument isn't valid. To compare win ratios is an insult to a proper manager like Dennis Smith. When Smithy was in charge we were beating Arsenal and very nearly Liverpool (twice). We were a solid League club, where as many of the Mills' games were non-league opposition. Add all of the Trophy games to Mills' record and that bumps up his win ratio even further.

Dennis Smith = Legend

Champagne Gary = Leg end

You = Cretin
Clearly understands nothing about what the actual Dennis Smith legacy was.
No squad worth 2p and all very old.
Hence the reason for a number of years after, in the doldrums.
I suspect your a moron who thinks banging a drum makes an atmosphere encouraging attendance.
How was your trip to Oxford ?
Didn't go to Oxford as I had to work but thanks for asking. Ask any York fan about the legacy left by Dennis Smith and I'll bet every single response would differ greatly to your assessment. I've never banged a drum at a football match but if you bring a mate I'll happily bang yer heads together (it would probably improve your mental health and I wouldn't charge you for it either).
[quote][p][bold]neutral observer 2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]openallhours[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pip007[/bold] wrote: Here's a fact. I mean an actual fact not just the word 'Fact' stuck at the end of some wild assertion. Gary Mills has the second highest win rate (43.3%) of any York City manager ever, coming second only to Denis Smith (46.5%). Even Tom Johnson who got us into Div 2 only had a 35.9% win rate. Something to think about when you're demanding that Mills should lose his job.[/p][/quote]The word 'cretin' also describes somebody of limited mental ability (an idiot). Quite appropriate for you as well as your 'win rate' argument isn't valid. To compare win ratios is an insult to a proper manager like Dennis Smith. When Smithy was in charge we were beating Arsenal and very nearly Liverpool (twice). We were a solid League club, where as many of the Mills' games were non-league opposition. Add all of the Trophy games to Mills' record and that bumps up his win ratio even further. Dennis Smith = Legend Champagne Gary = Leg end You = Cretin[/p][/quote]Clearly understands nothing about what the actual Dennis Smith legacy was. No squad worth 2p and all very old. Hence the reason for a number of years after, in the doldrums. I suspect your a moron who thinks banging a drum makes an atmosphere encouraging attendance. How was your trip to Oxford ?[/p][/quote]Didn't go to Oxford as I had to work but thanks for asking. Ask any York fan about the legacy left by Dennis Smith and I'll bet every single response would differ greatly to your assessment. I've never banged a drum at a football match but if you bring a mate I'll happily bang yer heads together (it would probably improve your mental health and I wouldn't charge you for it either). openallhours
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8:49pm Sun 24 Feb 13

boothamboy says...

openallhours wrote:
neutral observer 2 wrote:
openallhours wrote:
pip007 wrote:
Here's a fact. I mean an actual fact not just the word 'Fact' stuck at the end of some wild assertion. Gary Mills has the second highest win rate (43.3%) of any York City manager ever, coming second only to Denis Smith (46.5%). Even Tom Johnson who got us into Div 2 only had a 35.9% win rate. Something to think about when you're demanding that Mills should lose his job.
The word 'cretin' also describes somebody of limited mental ability (an idiot). Quite appropriate for you as well as your 'win rate' argument isn't valid. To compare win ratios is an insult to a proper manager like Dennis Smith. When Smithy was in charge we were beating Arsenal and very nearly Liverpool (twice). We were a solid League club, where as many of the Mills' games were non-league opposition. Add all of the Trophy games to Mills' record and that bumps up his win ratio even further.

Dennis Smith = Legend

Champagne Gary = Leg end

You = Cretin
Clearly understands nothing about what the actual Dennis Smith legacy was.
No squad worth 2p and all very old.
Hence the reason for a number of years after, in the doldrums.
I suspect your a moron who thinks banging a drum makes an atmosphere encouraging attendance.
How was your trip to Oxford ?
Didn't go to Oxford as I had to work but thanks for asking. Ask any York fan about the legacy left by Dennis Smith and I'll bet every single response would differ greatly to your assessment. I've never banged a drum at a football match but if you bring a mate I'll happily bang yer heads together (it would probably improve your mental health and I wouldn't charge you for it either).
As an avid reader of the comments section, but rare poster, I'm amazed at the vitriol of some of the posters on here. There are some who talk sense (Duffy, Old Head and HOBC), but the majority seem to have their own agendas and lack rationale for their views. Sometimes, it pays to listen to both sides and not be so rigid in your views.
[quote][p][bold]openallhours[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]neutral observer 2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]openallhours[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pip007[/bold] wrote: Here's a fact. I mean an actual fact not just the word 'Fact' stuck at the end of some wild assertion. Gary Mills has the second highest win rate (43.3%) of any York City manager ever, coming second only to Denis Smith (46.5%). Even Tom Johnson who got us into Div 2 only had a 35.9% win rate. Something to think about when you're demanding that Mills should lose his job.[/p][/quote]The word 'cretin' also describes somebody of limited mental ability (an idiot). Quite appropriate for you as well as your 'win rate' argument isn't valid. To compare win ratios is an insult to a proper manager like Dennis Smith. When Smithy was in charge we were beating Arsenal and very nearly Liverpool (twice). We were a solid League club, where as many of the Mills' games were non-league opposition. Add all of the Trophy games to Mills' record and that bumps up his win ratio even further. Dennis Smith = Legend Champagne Gary = Leg end You = Cretin[/p][/quote]Clearly understands nothing about what the actual Dennis Smith legacy was. No squad worth 2p and all very old. Hence the reason for a number of years after, in the doldrums. I suspect your a moron who thinks banging a drum makes an atmosphere encouraging attendance. How was your trip to Oxford ?[/p][/quote]Didn't go to Oxford as I had to work but thanks for asking. Ask any York fan about the legacy left by Dennis Smith and I'll bet every single response would differ greatly to your assessment. I've never banged a drum at a football match but if you bring a mate I'll happily bang yer heads together (it would probably improve your mental health and I wouldn't charge you for it either).[/p][/quote]As an avid reader of the comments section, but rare poster, I'm amazed at the vitriol of some of the posters on here. There are some who talk sense (Duffy, Old Head and HOBC), but the majority seem to have their own agendas and lack rationale for their views. Sometimes, it pays to listen to both sides and not be so rigid in your views. boothamboy
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9:03pm Sun 24 Feb 13

y-front says...

matthewnotmatt87 wrote:
Why does the comments section always turn into petty insults and people turning on one and other?

I mean why do we need to be having a discussion about the origins of the word cretin?

It is possible to have a debate without being rude, abusive, or a p***ing competition of who knows most/been to the most matches.

For some its time to act your age not the number on the back of your shirt.
Don't think anyone was listening, but well said anyway.
[quote][p][bold]matthewnotmatt87[/bold] wrote: Why does the comments section always turn into petty insults and people turning on one and other? I mean why do we need to be having a discussion about the origins of the word cretin? It is possible to have a debate without being rude, abusive, or a p***ing competition of who knows most/been to the most matches. For some its time to act your age not the number on the back of your shirt.[/p][/quote]Don't think anyone was listening, but well said anyway. y-front
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8:08am Mon 25 Feb 13

neutral observer 2 says...

openallhours wrote:
neutral observer 2 wrote:
openallhours wrote:
pip007 wrote:
Here's a fact. I mean an actual fact not just the word 'Fact' stuck at the end of some wild assertion. Gary Mills has the second highest win rate (43.3%) of any York City manager ever, coming second only to Denis Smith (46.5%). Even Tom Johnson who got us into Div 2 only had a 35.9% win rate. Something to think about when you're demanding that Mills should lose his job.
The word 'cretin' also describes somebody of limited mental ability (an idiot). Quite appropriate for you as well as your 'win rate' argument isn't valid. To compare win ratios is an insult to a proper manager like Dennis Smith. When Smithy was in charge we were beating Arsenal and very nearly Liverpool (twice). We were a solid League club, where as many of the Mills' games were non-league opposition. Add all of the Trophy games to Mills' record and that bumps up his win ratio even further.

Dennis Smith = Legend

Champagne Gary = Leg end

You = Cretin
Clearly understands nothing about what the actual Dennis Smith legacy was.
No squad worth 2p and all very old.
Hence the reason for a number of years after, in the doldrums.
I suspect your a moron who thinks banging a drum makes an atmosphere encouraging attendance.
How was your trip to Oxford ?
Didn't go to Oxford as I had to work but thanks for asking. Ask any York fan about the legacy left by Dennis Smith and I'll bet every single response would differ greatly to your assessment. I've never banged a drum at a football match but if you bring a mate I'll happily bang yer heads together (it would probably improve your mental health and I wouldn't charge you for it either).
So , not so dedicated then.
Thought as much.
Instead of portraying yourself as no.1 hardman and no.1 super city supporter you may like to be a bit more considerate of other people. As i suspect you couldnt hit water from leaping off a diving board.
[quote][p][bold]openallhours[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]neutral observer 2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]openallhours[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pip007[/bold] wrote: Here's a fact. I mean an actual fact not just the word 'Fact' stuck at the end of some wild assertion. Gary Mills has the second highest win rate (43.3%) of any York City manager ever, coming second only to Denis Smith (46.5%). Even Tom Johnson who got us into Div 2 only had a 35.9% win rate. Something to think about when you're demanding that Mills should lose his job.[/p][/quote]The word 'cretin' also describes somebody of limited mental ability (an idiot). Quite appropriate for you as well as your 'win rate' argument isn't valid. To compare win ratios is an insult to a proper manager like Dennis Smith. When Smithy was in charge we were beating Arsenal and very nearly Liverpool (twice). We were a solid League club, where as many of the Mills' games were non-league opposition. Add all of the Trophy games to Mills' record and that bumps up his win ratio even further. Dennis Smith = Legend Champagne Gary = Leg end You = Cretin[/p][/quote]Clearly understands nothing about what the actual Dennis Smith legacy was. No squad worth 2p and all very old. Hence the reason for a number of years after, in the doldrums. I suspect your a moron who thinks banging a drum makes an atmosphere encouraging attendance. How was your trip to Oxford ?[/p][/quote]Didn't go to Oxford as I had to work but thanks for asking. Ask any York fan about the legacy left by Dennis Smith and I'll bet every single response would differ greatly to your assessment. I've never banged a drum at a football match but if you bring a mate I'll happily bang yer heads together (it would probably improve your mental health and I wouldn't charge you for it either).[/p][/quote]So , not so dedicated then. Thought as much. Instead of portraying yourself as no.1 hardman and no.1 super city supporter you may like to be a bit more considerate of other people. As i suspect you couldnt hit water from leaping off a diving board. neutral observer 2
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8:10am Mon 25 Feb 13

neutral observer 2 says...

So , not so dedicated then.
Thought as much.
Instead of portraying yourself as no.1 hardman and no.1 super city supporter you may like to be a bit more considerate of other people. As i suspect you couldnt hit water from leaping off a diving board.
So , not so dedicated then. Thought as much. Instead of portraying yourself as no.1 hardman and no.1 super city supporter you may like to be a bit more considerate of other people. As i suspect you couldnt hit water from leaping off a diving board. neutral observer 2
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11:56am Mon 25 Feb 13

PhilR@Strike says...

Missed opportunity imo.
Oxford were forced to play with an overweight reserve goal keep between the sticks and not sure he's even played this season?
We only managed one header on target, directed straight at him.
Even Oxford Fans reckoned we out played them.
The writing was on the wall when we saw Rankin wasn’t playing.
Missed opportunity imo. Oxford were forced to play with an overweight reserve goal keep between the sticks and not sure he's even played this season? We only managed one header on target, directed straight at him. Even Oxford Fans reckoned we out played them. The writing was on the wall when we saw Rankin wasn’t playing. PhilR@Strike
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