Midfielder Andre Boucaud misses York City’s Imps win as Mills weighs up bid

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YORK City manager Gary Mills has revealed he is ready to make a “big decision” regarding midfielder Andre Boucaud’s future at the club.

Blue Square Bet Premier title contenders Fleetwood have made a bid for the talented Trinidad & Tobago international’s services that Mills has admitted is under consideration.

Boucaud watched from the stands as City won 2-0 at Lincoln on Saturday with Mills explaining that the former Kettering play-maker had been feeling “under the weather”.

But the coming days look likely to determine whether Boucaud has played his last match for the Minstermen.

City boss Mills said: “It’s the transfer window and there will be some movement because it’s all about us getting where I want us to be and me making the right decisions.

“I get paid for that and I won’t relax because we won three points on Saturday as it’s important we kick on.

“There has been an offer from Fleetwood for Andre and, when you have an offer, you have to look at it and make decisions. Anybody who supports York will have seen what he’s done for us this season. He’s been a big part of what we’ve achieved.

“But, as a manager, along with Darron (Gee) my assistant, I have to make big decisions. We saw a good performance against Lincoln from Scott Brown, who got in some good positions and was unlucky not to score. He’s played a lot of league games and knows what it’s all about.

“Ultimately, I will do what I think is right for my, your and our football club and will live and die by my decisions. My title is manager and I want people to let me do that. I won’t listen to or be swayed by others and I’ll succeed or fail on that basis.”

Mills will also attempt to resurrect a deal for Bristol Rovers winger Ben Swallow this week, having failed to reach an agreement with the Pirates prior to the Lincoln game.

“I’m still trying to bring in Ben Swallow because, like Danny Pilkington, he’s another who can use his left foot to provide great deliveries.”

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12:09pm Mon 9 Jan 12

Head of Bomber Command says...

I will miss Andre Boucaud if he should go. To me it looks like Mills has made his mind up and Andre will be talking over personal terms.

He will not be swayed will he, what guy I have a lot of time for Gary.
I will miss Andre Boucaud if he should go. To me it looks like Mills has made his mind up and Andre will be talking over personal terms. He will not be swayed will he, what guy I have a lot of time for Gary. Head of Bomber Command
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12:13pm Mon 9 Jan 12

duffy says...

Head of Bomber Command wrote:
I will miss Andre Boucaud if he should go. To me it looks like Mills has made his mind up and Andre will be talking over personal terms.

He will not be swayed will he, what guy I have a lot of time for Gary.
Sort of think the same way, reading between the lines I think Mills thinks he can strengthen the team by using the Boucade money
[quote][p][bold]Head of Bomber Command[/bold] wrote: I will miss Andre Boucaud if he should go. To me it looks like Mills has made his mind up and Andre will be talking over personal terms. He will not be swayed will he, what guy I have a lot of time for Gary.[/p][/quote]Sort of think the same way, reading between the lines I think Mills thinks he can strengthen the team by using the Boucade money duffy
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12:23pm Mon 9 Jan 12

Fergie says...

Good decision to cash in on Boucoud. Has become somewhat of a luxury player recently. Would be far more concerned if it were Kerr or Mclaughlin that were off to Fleetwood. Mills knows what her doing but Ithink we need another striker at the club. Not heard any more on the Barnes-Homer rumour?
Good decision to cash in on Boucoud. Has become somewhat of a luxury player recently. Would be far more concerned if it were Kerr or Mclaughlin that were off to Fleetwood. Mills knows what her doing but Ithink we need another striker at the club. Not heard any more on the Barnes-Homer rumour? Fergie
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12:26pm Mon 9 Jan 12

Sir Alex says...

That ball to Challinor in the lead up to Walker's wondergoal probably swayed it.
Lets hope that one Swallow will this time result in a great summer of celebration for ycfc fans!!
That ball to Challinor in the lead up to Walker's wondergoal probably swayed it. Lets hope that one Swallow will this time result in a great summer of celebration for ycfc fans!! Sir Alex
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12:30pm Mon 9 Jan 12

class of 84 says...

looks to me like he's allready signed his replacement, brown.
looks to me like he's allready signed his replacement, brown. class of 84
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12:57pm Mon 9 Jan 12

OLD - HEAD says...

As the offer from Fleetwood has been released to the Press, I think it looks to be almost a done deal. Andre Boucaud will probably relish joining the favourites to win the title. I dont think we are looking at a massive fee here, but its up to City to get the best deal they can. As I have said previously, although Andre has all the skill in the world, he is often too negative and he doesnt put enough full shifts in for my liking. But obviously other fans will have different views, that is their right.
As the offer from Fleetwood has been released to the Press, I think it looks to be almost a done deal. Andre Boucaud will probably relish joining the favourites to win the title. I dont think we are looking at a massive fee here, but its up to City to get the best deal they can. As I have said previously, although Andre has all the skill in the world, he is often too negative and he doesnt put enough full shifts in for my liking. But obviously other fans will have different views, that is their right. OLD - HEAD
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12:58pm Mon 9 Jan 12

YorkCity4Life says...

Believe me guys if Mills was to sell Boucaud it would be a massive mistake. He is a gem and we can't be selling our better players to league rivals. You've all seen him play, he is the key to our great passing football. If we were to lose him i would be looking at no less than 300,000 for him. I would sign another striker with a proven goal scoring record (Shaw) and another CM who can chip in with the odd goal.
Believe me guys if Mills was to sell Boucaud it would be a massive mistake. He is a gem and we can't be selling our better players to league rivals. You've all seen him play, he is the key to our great passing football. If we were to lose him i would be looking at no less than 300,000 for him. I would sign another striker with a proven goal scoring record (Shaw) and another CM who can chip in with the odd goal. YorkCity4Life
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1:53pm Mon 9 Jan 12

joejamestom says...

If GM gets in as good or better than Boucs then I have no problem footballers are journeymen & will go follow the money(Fletwood Crawley), GM is our expert in the Football industry and we hope that he will do a deal of benefit to Boucs & York City.
If he goes best of luck to him, was Brodie worth what we got for him? I thought Woolford was. Reading earlier someone wished for a Dudgeon type CB please no! City needs footballers to make it tick a couple with a bit more physical presence would be good, but I suspect you virtually have to grow your own as they are sought after.
Come on City!!
If GM gets in as good or better than Boucs then I have no problem footballers are journeymen & will go follow the money(Fletwood Crawley), GM is our expert in the Football industry and we hope that he will do a deal of benefit to Boucs & York City. If he goes best of luck to him, was Brodie worth what we got for him? I thought Woolford was. Reading earlier someone wished for a Dudgeon type CB please no! City needs footballers to make it tick a couple with a bit more physical presence would be good, but I suspect you virtually have to grow your own as they are sought after. Come on City!! joejamestom
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2:03pm Mon 9 Jan 12

haxbyycfc says...

Think it will be a shame if Boucs does go as when Walker's back these two link up very well. I think this is the reason why we haven't seen the best of Boucs recently, as Walker makes him look better. Like above has mentioned, not fussed if a replacement compensates accordingly
Think it will be a shame if Boucs does go as when Walker's back these two link up very well. I think this is the reason why we haven't seen the best of Boucs recently, as Walker makes him look better. Like above has mentioned, not fussed if a replacement compensates accordingly haxbyycfc
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2:09pm Mon 9 Jan 12

KAT1965 says...

YorkCity4Life wrote:
Believe me guys if Mills was to sell Boucaud it would be a massive mistake. He is a gem and we can't be selling our better players to league rivals. You've all seen him play, he is the key to our great passing football. If we were to lose him i would be looking at no less than 300,000 for him. I would sign another striker with a proven goal scoring record (Shaw) and another CM who can chip in with the odd goal.
Passing is one thing but getting goals is another. We may be able to dance round certain teams in this league but we also need to be able to mix it up, as and when the opposition tactics dictate. Whilst I prefer a passing game, I sometimes think that we pass it too much with little actual penetration at times
[quote][p][bold]YorkCity4Life[/bold] wrote: Believe me guys if Mills was to sell Boucaud it would be a massive mistake. He is a gem and we can't be selling our better players to league rivals. You've all seen him play, he is the key to our great passing football. If we were to lose him i would be looking at no less than 300,000 for him. I would sign another striker with a proven goal scoring record (Shaw) and another CM who can chip in with the odd goal.[/p][/quote]Passing is one thing but getting goals is another. We may be able to dance round certain teams in this league but we also need to be able to mix it up, as and when the opposition tactics dictate. Whilst I prefer a passing game, I sometimes think that we pass it too much with little actual penetration at times KAT1965
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2:31pm Mon 9 Jan 12

YO1 says...

We played some immaculate football earlier this season, the best seen by a City team for many years. Andre was instrumental in that, and we haven't looked the same team since his ban at Barrow. We looked very ordinary at Mansfield and Lincoln without him so why sell one of our better players to our rivals? We are unlikely to get much for him. I can only assume the player wants to go and GM has little option, particularly if he is out of contract in the summer.

We let Jon Parkin go to our relegation rivals Macclefield a few years ago and we ended up getting relegated whilst he scored a bucketful for them. I'd rather Andre play the killer pass at Wembley for City and not Fl££twood!
We played some immaculate football earlier this season, the best seen by a City team for many years. Andre was instrumental in that, and we haven't looked the same team since his ban at Barrow. We looked very ordinary at Mansfield and Lincoln without him so why sell one of our better players to our rivals? We are unlikely to get much for him. I can only assume the player wants to go and GM has little option, particularly if he is out of contract in the summer. We let Jon Parkin go to our relegation rivals Macclefield a few years ago and we ended up getting relegated whilst he scored a bucketful for them. I'd rather Andre play the killer pass at Wembley for City and not Fl££twood! YO1
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2:42pm Mon 9 Jan 12

david simpson1 says...

I think GM is a few steps in front of all us,
as he can see YC will not get the top spot.
He can also see it is going to be very close
run in for the four top places for the play offs, these places can be any four from seven.
If GM and city make the play offs, he want's a side that do the job required, to get into Div Two.
I think GM is a few steps in front of all us, as he can see YC will not get the top spot. He can also see it is going to be very close run in for the four top places for the play offs, these places can be any four from seven. If GM and city make the play offs, he want's a side that do the job required, to get into Div Two. david simpson1
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3:40pm Mon 9 Jan 12

johnboy2882 says...

i think we should spend some of the fee on liam hatch he can play as a striker or defender
i think we should spend some of the fee on liam hatch he can play as a striker or defender johnboy2882
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5:05pm Mon 9 Jan 12

yorkiemike says...

Will be sorry to see Boucs go but as has been said it looks as though the deal will be done.
He`s a class act who can read the game well.I rate him and Fyfield as the two best passers in the side when they`re on their game.Unfortunately GM has had a habit of not persisting with them and I think this has affected their confidence.
As GM says he`s paid to manage and I respect his decisions.However, for me, if this goes ahead it`s a bad one unless the player himself wants away and is being offered better terms.
Talented players like Boucaud are few and far between in this division.
Will be sorry to see Boucs go but as has been said it looks as though the deal will be done. He`s a class act who can read the game well.I rate him and Fyfield as the two best passers in the side when they`re on their game.Unfortunately GM has had a habit of not persisting with them and I think this has affected their confidence. As GM says he`s paid to manage and I respect his decisions.However, for me, if this goes ahead it`s a bad one unless the player himself wants away and is being offered better terms. Talented players like Boucaud are few and far between in this division. yorkiemike
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5:29pm Mon 9 Jan 12

Yorkie41 says...

A reliable saurce says Frankie Bennet, who is tipped to be thenext Fergison, may be interviewed for the new managers job tomorrow at Bristol Rovers, so we may not here anything about Ben Swallow for some time.
A reliable saurce says Frankie Bennet, who is tipped to be thenext Fergison, may be interviewed for the new managers job tomorrow at Bristol Rovers, so we may not here anything about Ben Swallow for some time. Yorkie41
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5:46pm Mon 9 Jan 12

Colin Pratt says...

david simpson1 wrote:
I think GM is a few steps in front of all us, as he can see YC will not get the top spot. He can also see it is going to be very close run in for the four top places for the play offs, these places can be any four from seven. If GM and city make the play offs, he want's a side that do the job required, to get into Div Two.
I think we all see that top spot is out of the question now...but I agree that once the cup format of the play-offs starts, we do need that extra battle (if we get there). Bookmaker cousin told me that Walker is going to Huddersfield AND bloke in sandwich shop told me the same thing. Hope this is a badly informed rumour as without Walker no chance of play-off spot.
[quote][p][bold]david simpson1[/bold] wrote: I think GM is a few steps in front of all us, as he can see YC will not get the top spot. He can also see it is going to be very close run in for the four top places for the play offs, these places can be any four from seven. If GM and city make the play offs, he want's a side that do the job required, to get into Div Two.[/p][/quote]I think we all see that top spot is out of the question now...but I agree that once the cup format of the play-offs starts, we do need that extra battle (if we get there). Bookmaker cousin told me that Walker is going to Huddersfield AND bloke in sandwich shop told me the same thing. Hope this is a badly informed rumour as without Walker no chance of play-off spot. Colin Pratt
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5:48pm Mon 9 Jan 12

duffy says...

Colin Pratt wrote:
david simpson1 wrote:
I think GM is a few steps in front of all us, as he can see YC will not get the top spot. He can also see it is going to be very close run in for the four top places for the play offs, these places can be any four from seven. If GM and city make the play offs, he want's a side that do the job required, to get into Div Two.
I think we all see that top spot is out of the question now...but I agree that once the cup format of the play-offs starts, we do need that extra battle (if we get there). Bookmaker cousin told me that Walker is going to Huddersfield AND bloke in sandwich shop told me the same thing. Hope this is a badly informed rumour as without Walker no chance of play-off spot.
Bloke in sandwich shop ? Thats me convinced
[quote][p][bold]Colin Pratt[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]david simpson1[/bold] wrote: I think GM is a few steps in front of all us, as he can see YC will not get the top spot. He can also see it is going to be very close run in for the four top places for the play offs, these places can be any four from seven. If GM and city make the play offs, he want's a side that do the job required, to get into Div Two.[/p][/quote]I think we all see that top spot is out of the question now...but I agree that once the cup format of the play-offs starts, we do need that extra battle (if we get there). Bookmaker cousin told me that Walker is going to Huddersfield AND bloke in sandwich shop told me the same thing. Hope this is a badly informed rumour as without Walker no chance of play-off spot.[/p][/quote]Bloke in sandwich shop ? Thats me convinced duffy
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6:00pm Mon 9 Jan 12

YO1 says...

joejamestom wrote:
If GM gets in as good or better than Boucs then I have no problem footballers are journeymen & will go follow the money(Fletwood Crawley), GM is our expert in the Football industry and we hope that he will do a deal of benefit to Boucs & York City.
If he goes best of luck to him, was Brodie worth what we got for him? I thought Woolford was. Reading earlier someone wished for a Dudgeon type CB please no! City needs footballers to make it tick a couple with a bit more physical presence would be good, but I suspect you virtually have to grow your own as they are sought after.
Come on City!!
The problem is Joe, is there anyone else better who is available? Fleetwood have the means to get the best around and they've gone for Boucaud along with Danny Rose and Lee Fowler who are considered the best midfielders in the league. If there was anyone better than Boucaud available then Fleetwood would be buying that player instead. GM refused to sell TY to Luton but he was on a long contract so the manager had the upper hand.

I rate Andre and don't want to lose him but I can only see him warming the bench at Fleetwood and being cast aside once promotion is achieved.
[quote][p][bold]joejamestom[/bold] wrote: If GM gets in as good or better than Boucs then I have no problem footballers are journeymen & will go follow the money(Fletwood Crawley), GM is our expert in the Football industry and we hope that he will do a deal of benefit to Boucs & York City. If he goes best of luck to him, was Brodie worth what we got for him? I thought Woolford was. Reading earlier someone wished for a Dudgeon type CB please no! City needs footballers to make it tick a couple with a bit more physical presence would be good, but I suspect you virtually have to grow your own as they are sought after. Come on City!![/p][/quote]The problem is Joe, is there anyone else better who is available? Fleetwood have the means to get the best around and they've gone for Boucaud along with Danny Rose and Lee Fowler who are considered the best midfielders in the league. If there was anyone better than Boucaud available then Fleetwood would be buying that player instead. GM refused to sell TY to Luton but he was on a long contract so the manager had the upper hand. I rate Andre and don't want to lose him but I can only see him warming the bench at Fleetwood and being cast aside once promotion is achieved. YO1
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6:27pm Mon 9 Jan 12

paddymacwakey says...

still a lot of doom and gloom merchants on this site.they keep saying the top two cant be caught.at this stage oxford were 17 points clear and finished going up via the play offs.when burton albion went up they were in a similar position and just hung on by the skin of there teeth.we have 54 points to play for.like gary mills said if we can start turning these draws into wins who knows what could happen there is no better all round team or squad in this league than york and if we did finish in the play offs i fear nobody..
still a lot of doom and gloom merchants on this site.they keep saying the top two cant be caught.at this stage oxford were 17 points clear and finished going up via the play offs.when burton albion went up they were in a similar position and just hung on by the skin of there teeth.we have 54 points to play for.like gary mills said if we can start turning these draws into wins who knows what could happen there is no better all round team or squad in this league than york and if we did finish in the play offs i fear nobody.. paddymacwakey
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6:48pm Mon 9 Jan 12

duffy says...

paddymacwakey wrote:
still a lot of doom and gloom merchants on this site.they keep saying the top two cant be caught.at this stage oxford were 17 points clear and finished going up via the play offs.when burton albion went up they were in a similar position and just hung on by the skin of there teeth.we have 54 points to play for.like gary mills said if we can start turning these draws into wins who knows what could happen there is no better all round team or squad in this league than york and if we did finish in the play offs i fear nobody..
It would take an amazing slump by BOTH teams and we would have to win game after game in a row. One team dropping off big style maybe, two ? Na not going to happen. I think even Gary accepts that now.
[quote][p][bold]paddymacwakey[/bold] wrote: still a lot of doom and gloom merchants on this site.they keep saying the top two cant be caught.at this stage oxford were 17 points clear and finished going up via the play offs.when burton albion went up they were in a similar position and just hung on by the skin of there teeth.we have 54 points to play for.like gary mills said if we can start turning these draws into wins who knows what could happen there is no better all round team or squad in this league than york and if we did finish in the play offs i fear nobody..[/p][/quote]It would take an amazing slump by BOTH teams and we would have to win game after game in a row. One team dropping off big style maybe, two ? Na not going to happen. I think even Gary accepts that now. duffy
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6:49pm Mon 9 Jan 12

Village Red says...

johnboy2882 wrote:
i think we should spend some of the fee on liam hatch he can play as a striker or defender
probably won't need a fee if darlo go under later this week still wouldn't want him
[quote][p][bold]johnboy2882[/bold] wrote: i think we should spend some of the fee on liam hatch he can play as a striker or defender[/p][/quote]probably won't need a fee if darlo go under later this week still wouldn't want him Village Red
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7:10pm Mon 9 Jan 12

swh1963 says...

"I won’t listen to or be swayed by others" - I'm sure Mills just meant the swayed bit; no decent manager in any field gets by without listening to those around him.

I think Walker links better with Paddy rather than Boucaud - that link up and the Meredith/Chambers one was at the heart of our title-challenging play earlier this season and I agree with the poster that says we need fear no one in the play-offs if we can regain that form. And I think we will.
"I won’t listen to or be swayed by others" - I'm sure Mills just meant the swayed bit; no decent manager in any field gets by without listening to those around him. I think Walker links better with Paddy rather than Boucaud - that link up and the Meredith/Chambers one was at the heart of our title-challenging play earlier this season and I agree with the poster that says we need fear no one in the play-offs if we can regain that form. And I think we will. swh1963
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8:15pm Mon 9 Jan 12

PDH says...

ftfc Fleetwood Town FC
Lee Fowler joins @FTFC highly rated midfielder arrives from Wrexham
ftfc Fleetwood Town FC Lee Fowler joins @FTFC highly rated midfielder arrives from Wrexham PDH
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8:24pm Mon 9 Jan 12

OLD - HEAD says...

PDH wrote:
ftfc Fleetwood Town FC Lee Fowler joins @FTFC highly rated midfielder arrives from Wrexham
The Fleetwood Manager said(quote) "By signing a quality player like Lee Fowler we now have the best mid-field unit in this division". So where does Boucaud fit into that jig-saw?
[quote][p][bold]PDH[/bold] wrote: ftfc Fleetwood Town FC Lee Fowler joins @FTFC highly rated midfielder arrives from Wrexham[/p][/quote]The Fleetwood Manager said(quote) "By signing a quality player like Lee Fowler we now have the best mid-field unit in this division". So where does Boucaud fit into that jig-saw? OLD - HEAD
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8:29pm Mon 9 Jan 12

duffy says...

And rumours starting to hit our forum that we have signed a new striker. No name or back up as yet.
And rumours starting to hit our forum that we have signed a new striker. No name or back up as yet. duffy
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9:26pm Mon 9 Jan 12

rogue84 says...

i'm hearing that he could possibly be coming in from Ireland?? not sure if this is true?
for me, i'd let Boucs go. if it's a sizeable fee then i don't think he's been as vital as some other players so far. if it was walker, mclaughlin, kerr, meredith, mcgurk or ingham even i'd be more bothered.
not that he's not been important, because he has played some great games, but we are making a profit and have replaced him already with Brown, who I have to say, showed more attacking ideas on Saturday than Boucaud showed all season.
lets trust Gary....we're still in a great position and we're back in the winning habit again - things still looking bright at BC!
i'm hearing that he could possibly be coming in from Ireland?? not sure if this is true? for me, i'd let Boucs go. if it's a sizeable fee then i don't think he's been as vital as some other players so far. if it was walker, mclaughlin, kerr, meredith, mcgurk or ingham even i'd be more bothered. not that he's not been important, because he has played some great games, but we are making a profit and have replaced him already with Brown, who I have to say, showed more attacking ideas on Saturday than Boucaud showed all season. lets trust Gary....we're still in a great position and we're back in the winning habit again - things still looking bright at BC! rogue84
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9:27pm Mon 9 Jan 12

duffy says...

rogue84 wrote:
i'm hearing that he could possibly be coming in from Ireland?? not sure if this is true?
for me, i'd let Boucs go. if it's a sizeable fee then i don't think he's been as vital as some other players so far. if it was walker, mclaughlin, kerr, meredith, mcgurk or ingham even i'd be more bothered.
not that he's not been important, because he has played some great games, but we are making a profit and have replaced him already with Brown, who I have to say, showed more attacking ideas on Saturday than Boucaud showed all season.
lets trust Gary....we're still in a great position and we're back in the winning habit again - things still looking bright at BC!
Someone quoting the Fleetwood offer as 150k
[quote][p][bold]rogue84[/bold] wrote: i'm hearing that he could possibly be coming in from Ireland?? not sure if this is true? for me, i'd let Boucs go. if it's a sizeable fee then i don't think he's been as vital as some other players so far. if it was walker, mclaughlin, kerr, meredith, mcgurk or ingham even i'd be more bothered. not that he's not been important, because he has played some great games, but we are making a profit and have replaced him already with Brown, who I have to say, showed more attacking ideas on Saturday than Boucaud showed all season. lets trust Gary....we're still in a great position and we're back in the winning habit again - things still looking bright at BC![/p][/quote]Someone quoting the Fleetwood offer as 150k duffy
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10:11pm Mon 9 Jan 12

circuitous route dorset says...

Rumours apart - the bottom line is that Crawley and Fleetwood bought their passage upwards with money totally inconsistent with their income. Weymouth, Chester, Kettering, Darlo and numerous other teams are totally screwing their fans and the league with huge overspending and, in my view, this is nothing short of cheating!
We hear day after day that we as people should live within our means and football clubs should NOT NOT NOT be bought by individuals with silly cash to screw us all. The sooner we get caps on spending the better -and we at York would be able to compete on our fantastic fanbase and great management. It is as corrupt as boxing at the moment and it is shameful that Fleetwood- after Crawley last year -both clubs with FA (and I mean expletives) support can do this!!! Football Clubs are for the local fans especially at BSP level. Nuff said.
Rumours apart - the bottom line is that Crawley and Fleetwood bought their passage upwards with money totally inconsistent with their income. Weymouth, Chester, Kettering, Darlo and numerous other teams are totally screwing their fans and the league with huge overspending and, in my view, this is nothing short of cheating! We hear day after day that we as people should live within our means and football clubs should NOT NOT NOT be bought by individuals with silly cash to screw us all. The sooner we get caps on spending the better -and we at York would be able to compete on our fantastic fanbase and great management. It is as corrupt as boxing at the moment and it is shameful that Fleetwood- after Crawley last year -both clubs with FA (and I mean expletives) support can do this!!! Football Clubs are for the local fans especially at BSP level. Nuff said. circuitous route dorset
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10:30pm Mon 9 Jan 12

PDH says...

duffy says...
9:27pm Mon 9 Jan 12

"Someone quoting the Fleetwood offer as 150k"

IF THAT IS CORRECT WE SHOULD HAVE TOOK IT STRAIGHT AWAY.
duffy says... 9:27pm Mon 9 Jan 12 "Someone quoting the Fleetwood offer as 150k" IF THAT IS CORRECT WE SHOULD HAVE TOOK IT STRAIGHT AWAY. PDH
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10:45pm Mon 9 Jan 12

PDH says...

PDH wrote:
duffy says...
9:27pm Mon 9 Jan 12

"Someone quoting the Fleetwood offer as 150k"

IF THAT IS CORRECT WE SHOULD HAVE TOOK IT STRAIGHT AWAY.
OOP'S Should have put "TAKEN"
Sorry JT i should have checked with you first! LOL
[quote][p][bold]PDH[/bold] wrote: duffy says... 9:27pm Mon 9 Jan 12 "Someone quoting the Fleetwood offer as 150k" IF THAT IS CORRECT WE SHOULD HAVE TOOK IT STRAIGHT AWAY.[/p][/quote]OOP'S Should have put "TAKEN" Sorry JT i should have checked with you first! LOL PDH
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11:01pm Mon 9 Jan 12

minstermen says...

rumor has it mills turned down the
bid today so fleetwood signed
fowler as an alternative
rumor has it mills turned down the bid today so fleetwood signed fowler as an alternative minstermen
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11:09pm Mon 9 Jan 12

YCFC115 says...

If it was 150k he surely would of let him go especially if he is a free agent come the end of the season. He will be a loss but 150k is good business.

Any more rumours on the possible new striker?
If it was 150k he surely would of let him go especially if he is a free agent come the end of the season. He will be a loss but 150k is good business. Any more rumours on the possible new striker? YCFC115
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11:13pm Mon 9 Jan 12

PDH says...

minstermen wrote:
rumor has it mills turned down the
bid today so fleetwood signed
fowler as an alternative
More likely they offered 15k and it was turned down.
[quote][p][bold]minstermen[/bold] wrote: rumor has it mills turned down the bid today so fleetwood signed fowler as an alternative[/p][/quote]More likely they offered 15k and it was turned down. PDH
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11:14pm Mon 9 Jan 12

PDH says...

More likely they offered 15k and it was turned down.
More likely they offered 15k and it was turned down. PDH
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11:14pm Mon 9 Jan 12

PDH says...

More likely they offered 15k and it was turned down.
More likely they offered 15k and it was turned down. PDH
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11:45pm Mon 9 Jan 12

YCFC115 says...

PDH wrote:
More likely they offered 15k and it was turned down.
This is far more likely if you ask me, but could be wrong although I doubt we will ever find out the truth from this secretive board.
[quote][p][bold]PDH[/bold] wrote: More likely they offered 15k and it was turned down.[/p][/quote]This is far more likely if you ask me, but could be wrong although I doubt we will ever find out the truth from this secretive board. YCFC115
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11:46pm Mon 9 Jan 12

YCFC115 says...

PDH wrote:
More likely they offered 15k and it was turned down.
This is far more likely if you ask me, but could be wrong although I doubt we will ever find out the truth from this secretive board.
[quote][p][bold]PDH[/bold] wrote: More likely they offered 15k and it was turned down.[/p][/quote]This is far more likely if you ask me, but could be wrong although I doubt we will ever find out the truth from this secretive board. YCFC115
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9:34am Tue 10 Jan 12

OLD - HEAD says...

YCFC115 wrote:
PDH wrote: More likely they offered 15k and it was turned down.
This is far more likely if you ask me, but could be wrong although I doubt we will ever find out the truth from this secretive board.
I have vastly underestimated the offer then if £150k is being mentioned - I would have thought that a fee of up to £10k would have been nearer the mark. There is absolutely no way that City would ever turn down £150k for Boucaud, its ridiculous.
[quote][p][bold]YCFC115[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]PDH[/bold] wrote: More likely they offered 15k and it was turned down.[/p][/quote]This is far more likely if you ask me, but could be wrong although I doubt we will ever find out the truth from this secretive board.[/p][/quote]I have vastly underestimated the offer then if £150k is being mentioned - I would have thought that a fee of up to £10k would have been nearer the mark. There is absolutely no way that City would ever turn down £150k for Boucaud, its ridiculous. OLD - HEAD
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9:54am Tue 10 Jan 12

duffy says...

OLD - HEAD wrote:
YCFC115 wrote:
PDH wrote: More likely they offered 15k and it was turned down.
This is far more likely if you ask me, but could be wrong although I doubt we will ever find out the truth from this secretive board.
I have vastly underestimated the offer then if £150k is being mentioned - I would have thought that a fee of up to £10k would have been nearer the mark. There is absolutely no way that City would ever turn down £150k for Boucaud, its ridiculous.
It won't be as low as that. Boucade cost the club around 50 k in different bits and pieces by all accounts. I would say the offer would have been around that level or slightly higher.
[quote][p][bold]OLD - HEAD[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]YCFC115[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]PDH[/bold] wrote: More likely they offered 15k and it was turned down.[/p][/quote]This is far more likely if you ask me, but could be wrong although I doubt we will ever find out the truth from this secretive board.[/p][/quote]I have vastly underestimated the offer then if £150k is being mentioned - I would have thought that a fee of up to £10k would have been nearer the mark. There is absolutely no way that City would ever turn down £150k for Boucaud, its ridiculous.[/p][/quote]It won't be as low as that. Boucade cost the club around 50 k in different bits and pieces by all accounts. I would say the offer would have been around that level or slightly higher. duffy
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10:44am Tue 10 Jan 12

RooBeck says...

At the start of the season, Andre Boucaud was being hailed as one of the best and most commanding midfielders we have had on our books for a long time. Now we are looking to offload and bank a few quid, as well as selling to our promotion rivals and it is all a bit confusing! Is GM now looking to a more robust, physical midfield presence and style and the pass/move/stroke the ball about style is now to be discarded, perhaps for more direct tactics? Maybe at the moment, the conditions are more challenging to Boucaud's style but you adapt a little and adjust and the good footballer he is, then there should be no problems. To sell him, (at this stage and to our rivals, who must rate him), when he knows the team and has settled into it, is hard to understand. Keep hold of your better players Gary, if we are to gain promotion. It was also reported in yesterday's national press, that Fleetwood's Jamie Vardie has gained the attention of Blackpool FC, following Saturday's FAC tie. If he was to depart, then that might signal a start of a slump for the current title favourites!!
At the start of the season, Andre Boucaud was being hailed as one of the best and most commanding midfielders we have had on our books for a long time. Now we are looking to offload and bank a few quid, as well as selling to our promotion rivals and it is all a bit confusing! Is GM now looking to a more robust, physical midfield presence and style and the pass/move/stroke the ball about style is now to be discarded, perhaps for more direct tactics? Maybe at the moment, the conditions are more challenging to Boucaud's style but you adapt a little and adjust and the good footballer he is, then there should be no problems. To sell him, (at this stage and to our rivals, who must rate him), when he knows the team and has settled into it, is hard to understand. Keep hold of your better players Gary, if we are to gain promotion. It was also reported in yesterday's national press, that Fleetwood's Jamie Vardie has gained the attention of Blackpool FC, following Saturday's FAC tie. If he was to depart, then that might signal a start of a slump for the current title favourites!! RooBeck
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11:36am Tue 10 Jan 12

duffy says...

It seems the deal has fallen through and he is staying.
It seems the deal has fallen through and he is staying. duffy
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11:43am Tue 10 Jan 12

Sir Alex says...

Good news then - thanks Duffy!
Like our style with Boucs, Fyfield in there even though it means we're not as tight. Its the entertainment business and I pay for seeing good football, even if it means too many draws. We will be hard to beat in playoffs and the pitches later in season will suit us.
Good news then - thanks Duffy! Like our style with Boucs, Fyfield in there even though it means we're not as tight. Its the entertainment business and I pay for seeing good football, even if it means too many draws. We will be hard to beat in playoffs and the pitches later in season will suit us. Sir Alex
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12:36pm Tue 10 Jan 12

15ronaldo says...

Sir Alex wrote:
Good news then - thanks Duffy! Like our style with Boucs, Fyfield in there even though it means we're not as tight. Its the entertainment business and I pay for seeing good football, even if it means too many draws. We will be hard to beat in playoffs and the pitches later in season will suit us.
agreed i would rather see york win 4-3 rather than them win 1-0 and watch boring football .any more news on Swallow
[quote][p][bold]Sir Alex[/bold] wrote: Good news then - thanks Duffy! Like our style with Boucs, Fyfield in there even though it means we're not as tight. Its the entertainment business and I pay for seeing good football, even if it means too many draws. We will be hard to beat in playoffs and the pitches later in season will suit us.[/p][/quote]agreed i would rather see york win 4-3 rather than them win 1-0 and watch boring football .any more news on Swallow 15ronaldo
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12:44pm Tue 10 Jan 12

duffy says...

You have to live Luton Outlaws. We have officially signed John Shaw for a six figure sum.
Do me a favour.
You have to live Luton Outlaws. We have officially signed John Shaw for a six figure sum. Do me a favour. duffy
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2:10pm Tue 10 Jan 12

Yorkie41 says...

duffy wrote:
You have to live Luton Outlaws. We have officially signed John Shaw for a six figure sum.
Do me a favour.
Do you mean Jon Shaw from Gateshead,Luton have been after him for months.
[quote][p][bold]duffy[/bold] wrote: You have to live Luton Outlaws. We have officially signed John Shaw for a six figure sum. Do me a favour.[/p][/quote]Do you mean Jon Shaw from Gateshead,Luton have been after him for months. Yorkie41
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2:48pm Tue 10 Jan 12

TheonlywayisCity says...

Instead we have an out of contract player from........ SLIGO!
Instead we have an out of contract player from........ SLIGO! TheonlywayisCity
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3:02pm Tue 10 Jan 12

15ronaldo says...

look like we won-t be signing Matthew barnes homer then
look like we won-t be signing Matthew barnes homer then 15ronaldo
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