football
Latest News:

Match 10 Discussion: York City (A)


By Deadly Submarine
September 12 2016

As Tranmere travel to York City on Tuesday evening, keep up to date with the action and have your say on what’s unfolding with our Match Thread.......

 

 

 

 

 

 

After defeat at home for Rovers last Saturday for the first tme this season, it's now back on the road on Tuesday evening as Rovers travel to face newly relegated York City.  Rovers will be looking to begin an all new unbeaten run after going seven games unbeaten to start the new season before back-to-back defeats over the past two weekends.

Whether you are at the game or are following from somewhere else, why not discuss what you are seeing or hearing from the match as it progresses, using our Message Forum facility at the base of this story?  Fans of both Tranmere and York City are welcome to join in the discussion before, during and after the game.

If you are unable to make it to Bootham Crescent on Tuesday, you can also keep up with events at the game through our social media channels where we will be providing Live Updates throughout the afternoon.  Our Twitter account (@totaltranmere) and our Facebook page (Total Tranmere Website) will both have pre-match team news from around 6:45pm and updates on the action as it happens will follow from when the game kicks off at 7:45pm.

So if you haven’t already done so, why not sign up to our Message Forum, follow us on Twitter or like us on Facebook?  You know you want to?!

Also for anyone who is part of our Total Tranmere Prediction League, don't forget to make your prediction for this game by clicking on the 'Prediction League' option at the top of our left page menu and then clicking on 'My Predictions'.  Any predictions made can be changed any time up until kick-off.

View a Printer Friendly version of this Story.

Bookmark or share this story with:

Total Tranmere
Total Tranmere (IP Logged)

Match 10 Discussion: York City (A)
12/09/2016 13:47
What do you think? You can have your say by posting below.
If you do not already have an account Click here to Register.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2016:09:21:17:31:44 by mini_andy.

 
Fiftyyearsarover
Fiftyyearsarover (IP Logged)

Re: Match 10 Discussion: York City (A)
12/09/2016 17:23
They can't get much worse than the last few games so will go for 1-0 win

 
prentonpete1
prentonpete1 (IP Logged)

Re: Match 10 Discussion: York City (A)
12/09/2016 17:28
1.1 if were lucky.

 
MESSAGES->author
2 the moon (IP Logged)

Re: Match 10 Discussion: York City (A)
12/09/2016 17:51
If they score one we may sneak a draw. If they score two we're toast.

Sorry for the negative outlook. But I'm just not feeling it.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2016:09:12:17:52:43 by 2 the moon.

 
mini_andy
mini_andy (IP Logged)

Re: Match 10 Discussion: York City (A)
12/09/2016 18:50
Unfortunately this has become must win game, or we might lose touch the the top teams

 
martyd12
martyd12 (IP Logged)

Re: Match 10 Discussion: York City (A)
12/09/2016 19:38
I have gone for a 0=0 draw in the Prediction League and see no reason to change my mind!

 
Hardly Irons
Hardly Irons (IP Logged)

Re: Match 10 Discussion: York City (A)
12/09/2016 19:53
0-2

The struggle is real

 
Higgosboots
Higgosboots (IP Logged)

Re: Match 10 Discussion: York City (A)
12/09/2016 20:07
4-1 defeat

 
MESSAGES->author
Matt34 (IP Logged)

Re: Match 10 Discussion: York City (A)
12/09/2016 20:52
Get a 1-0. I'm not at this stage hoping for even one or two games with 3+ goals scored by Tranemre, just start getting momentum back, before indifferent form nukes an automatic promotion push.



Then I ate his Liver.......... with some baked beans and a can of coke.

 
MESSAGES->author
TranmereFan (IP Logged)

Re: Match 10 Discussion: York City (A)
12/09/2016 22:51
Big game confidence wise, need to go for a win and show our intentions. Usually play better away so I'm going for a 2 nil tranmere win, even with Cook being out. Think that change will spark a bit of creativity.

 
Heswall Boy
Heswall Boy (IP Logged)

Re: Match 10 Discussion: York City (A)
12/09/2016 23:56
Trying to be positive and keeping the faith I will go for a 1-0 Tranmere win

 
roger mellie
roger mellie (IP Logged)

Re: Match 10 Discussion: York City (A)
13/09/2016 07:30
Time for a reboot. Staying positive. 19 points from 9 = 2 points a game. Winning mentality. 1-0 Rovers.

 
Eric01 Tranmere
Eric01 Tranmere (IP Logged)

Re: Match 10 Discussion: York City (A)
13/09/2016 09:27
1-0 to Tranmere, score in the 93rd minute. We don't do anything easy. Don't want to get complacent.

 
aktrfc
aktrfc (IP Logged)

Re: Match 10 Discussion: York City (A)
13/09/2016 11:31
Quote:
TranmereFan
Big game confidence wise, need to go for a win and show our intentions. Usually play better away so I'm going for a 2 nil tranmere win, even with Cook being out. Think that change will spark a bit of creativity.

Whats up with Cook, not seen anything about him

 
pez
pez (IP Logged)

Re: Match 10 Discussion: York City (A)
13/09/2016 12:02
Nothing wrong with Cook, it's Connor Jennings that's out.

Knee injury and will be out for about a month according to Brabin.

They've signed Jones from Shrewsbury on a Youth Loan as cover.

Need to play 4-4-2 and stop playing his players out of position.

 
MESSAGES->author
TranmereFan (IP Logged)

Re: Match 10 Discussion: York City (A)
13/09/2016 13:21
Quote:
aktrfc
Quote:
TranmereFan
Big game confidence wise, need to go for a win and show our intentions. Usually play better away so I'm going for a 2 nil tranmere win, even with Cook being out. Think that change will spark a bit of creativity.

Whats up with Cook, not seen anything about him

Mistype , Connor was intention.

 
ste25yearsafan
ste25yearsafan (IP Logged)

Team against York
13/09/2016 15:03
Who should play tonight, I think Stephenson could start, and maybe a couple of other changes!

 
MESSAGES->author
Paz (IP Logged)

Re: Team against York
13/09/2016 15:23
Oh to be in charge...



https://s16.postimg.org/4iujq6mk5/York_Lineup.png

 
MESSAGES->author
hong kong rover (IP Logged)

Re: Team against York
13/09/2016 15:30
The Minstermen vs The Mr Men... which rovers players could we have as Mr greedy, Mr strong, Mr lazy, Mr muddle ? etc etc. in other words who are our greediest,strongest,laziest and most confusing players?



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2016:09:13:15:34:38 by hong kong rover.

 
MESSAGES->author
Doogie'sGhost (IP Logged)

Re: Match 10 Discussion: York City (A)
13/09/2016 15:42
I don't think that is far off Paz. Not sure about Maynard personally. I might prefer Harris and I think I'd play Norwood closer to Cook and sacrifice a bit of width on the right - doesn't mean he can't go out there, just that he starts closer to Cook in theory.

 
MESSAGES->author
Matt34 (IP Logged)

Re: Team against York
13/09/2016 17:03
Quote:
hong kong rover
The Minstermen vs The Mr Men... which rovers players could we have as Mr greedy, Mr strong, Mr lazy, Mr muddle ? etc etc. in other words who are our greediest,strongest,laziest and most confusing players?

The fact Tranmere spent money on Stephenson, which is not a common occurance for them and limit him to cameos, suggests Brabin is becoming either Mr Silly or Mr Nonsense, the longer he doesn't even let him have a starting jersey.



Then I ate his Liver.......... with some baked beans and a can of coke.

 
aktrfc
aktrfc (IP Logged)

Re: Match 10 Discussion: York City (A)
13/09/2016 17:32
Good call pez, gland cooks ok, as I thinks he's been one of our most consistent.

 
mini_andy
mini_andy (IP Logged)

Re: Match 10 Discussion: York City (A)
13/09/2016 18:19
Bloody hell, I didn't realise Brabin posted on here, hi Paz, I mean Gary!

A positive side imo.

 
Johntyponty
Johntyponty (IP Logged)

Re: Match 10 Discussion: York City (A)
13/09/2016 19:14
Are my eyes playing tricks or have we gone 4-4-2!? On paper it looks like everyone is in a natural position - is this true?

 
MESSAGES->author
sparky100 (IP Logged)

Re: Match 10 Discussion: York City (A)
13/09/2016 19:54
Hughes sent off!!

 
MESSAGES->author
Doogie'sGhost (IP Logged)

Re: Match 10 Discussion: York City (A)
13/09/2016 19:55
It's probably Brabin's fault!

 
MESSAGES->author
2 the moon (IP Logged)

Re: Match 10 Discussion: York City (A)
13/09/2016 19:57
I'm a nervous wreck here. That red card was a big big blow but a chance to show some metal.

 
SeeJayKay
SeeJayKay (IP Logged)

Re: Match 10 Discussion: York City (A)
13/09/2016 20:08
Sounds like an absolute farce in the radio

 
MESSAGES->author
2 the moon (IP Logged)

Re: Match 10 Discussion: York City (A)
13/09/2016 20:21
Guys on the radio are absolutely speechless regarding the referee. Actually they're not speechless just dumbfounded.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2016:09:13:20:39:41 by 2 the moon.

 
MESSAGES->author
Doogie'sGhost (IP Logged)

Re: Match 10 Discussion: York City (A)
13/09/2016 20:26
So he's as one sided as 4 yellows and 1 red to nil would suggest I take it?

 
Higgosboots
Higgosboots (IP Logged)

Re: Match 10 Discussion: York City (A)
13/09/2016 20:30
Make your own luck,

 
mini_andy
mini_andy (IP Logged)

Re: Match 10 Discussion: York City (A)
13/09/2016 20:34
On commentary it appears we're throwing the kitchen sink at them, keep going lads! Surprised at no subs though when we've had 10 ment for most of the second half

 
MESSAGES->author
Doogie'sGhost (IP Logged)

Re: Match 10 Discussion: York City (A)
13/09/2016 20:41
No shame with a draw away from home and you've basically played half the game a man down. Sounds like we created enough chances.

 
MESSAGES->author
2 the moon (IP Logged)

Re: Match 10 Discussion: York City (A)
13/09/2016 20:43
So are we allowed to comment if we are not at the game ?.

 
MESSAGES->author
2 the moon (IP Logged)

Re: Match 10 Discussion: York City (A)
13/09/2016 20:43
Quote:
2 the moon
So are we allowed to comment if we are not at the game ?.
that post seems to have vanished.

 
pez
pez (IP Logged)

Re: Match 10 Discussion: York City (A)
13/09/2016 20:45
Hopefully we'll challenge the red card and get it rescinded?

Bad referee tonight, shocking display!

 
mini_andy
mini_andy (IP Logged)

Re: Match 10 Discussion: York City (A)
13/09/2016 20:46
Everyone is free to comment on here, those suggesting otherwise are wrong.

 
MESSAGES->author
2 the moon (IP Logged)

Re: Match 10 Discussion: York City (A)
13/09/2016 20:48
Quote:
mini_andy
Everyone is free to comment on here, those suggesting otherwise are wrong.
i think somebody had a 'moment'. Fair enough it sounded like a pressure cooker up in York

 
MESSAGES->author
Doogie'sGhost (IP Logged)

Re: Match 10 Discussion: York City (A)
13/09/2016 20:48
Quote:
2 the moon
Quote:
2 the moon
So are we allowed to comment if we are not at the game ?.
that post seems to have vanished.

I think you're seeing things....(Sm132)

 
MESSAGES->author
2 the moon (IP Logged)

Re: Match 10 Discussion: York City (A)
13/09/2016 20:51
Quote:
Doogie'sGhost
Quote:
2 the moon
Quote:
2 the moon
So are we allowed to comment if we are not at the game ?.
that post seems to have vanished.

I think you're seeing things....(Sm132)
nope it was there. I quoted it then some red letters popped up saying something or other. It's not a problem,

 
pez
pez (IP Logged)

Re: Match 10 Discussion: York City (A)
13/09/2016 20:59
Hopefully there's footage of the game and Hughes gets his red card rescinded? And hopefully their player gets what's due to him for the initial retaliation.

Can't abide cheats!

 
MESSAGES->author
Doogie'sGhost (IP Logged)

Re: Match 10 Discussion: York City (A)
13/09/2016 21:00
Quote:
2 the moon
Quote:
Doogie'sGhost
Quote:
2 the moon
Quote:
2 the moon
So are we allowed to comment if we are not at the game ?.
that post seems to have vanished.

I think you're seeing things....(Sm132)
nope it was there. I quoted it then some red letters popped up saying something or other. It's not a problem,
I know it was there, I saw it. It was just a little offhand quip.

 
kennyspint
kennyspint (IP Logged)

Re: Match 10 Discussion: York City (A)
13/09/2016 21:02
Possibly a blip I hope, possibly the table doesn't lie time will tell

 
MESSAGES->author
Phil65 (IP Logged)

Re: Match 10 Discussion: York City (A)
13/09/2016 21:04
In isolation it's a good result partcularly being down to ten men for virtually the whole of the second half. Looking at the bigger picture with Lincoln and Forest Green both drawing at home it's made the result even more acceptable. Listened to the game on BBC radio York where the commentary sounded a little more neutral in comparison to the comments in other posts.

 
Higgosboots
Higgosboots (IP Logged)

Re: Match 10 Discussion: York City (A)
13/09/2016 21:05
5 points from 5 games relegation form from same period Braintree taken 4 Woking 7

 
MESSAGES->author
2 the moon (IP Logged)

Re: Match 10 Discussion: York City (A)
13/09/2016 21:06
Happy with the point as it sounded a bit backs to the wall at the end. Sounded (note sounded) like a much better performane than the last few unfortunately our inability to score goals cost us again. Sounded like we showed some metal being a man down and having what sounded like the worst referee ever. Great support from the travelling Rovers fans and i look forward to hearing their take on it. On to Saturday and hopefully we can stick one or two in the onion bag.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2016:09:13:21:39:53 by 2 the moon.

 
borowhite
borowhite (IP Logged)

Re: Match 10 Discussion: York City (A)
13/09/2016 22:19
They worked really hard against a bunch of diving cheats and a referee who was out of his depth. In fact the only one of them who knew what they were doing was the female lino. Was it just me or did he signal two minutes of injury time left to a player and then blew his whistle 20 seconds later? He'd completely lost the plot by the end.

Then, they were still trying to wind our players up even after the final whistle and I'm sure a punch was thrown at one of our coaching staff. They will no doubt try and shift the blame onto us but the Rovers players resisted the constant goading admirably. Disgraceful and there may be more to come on that.

I can see the point about the substitutions but he clearly was worried about unsettling the defensive pattern (the only threat they had was the far post cross). That said, Cook looked knackered in the last ten minutes and I would have changed him. The only other thing I would say is how vulnerable to pace down the flanks we looked; the lad up against Ridehaulgh had him on toast for a spell in the first half. Battled to the end though.

 
DCTRFC
DCTRFC (IP Logged)

New TV show
13/09/2016 21:53
'Can't score, won't score!'
Gary Brabin takes the reigns at the world's best clubs each week in a bid to render the world's best strikers impotent.

 
MoanerLesser
853OKG (IP Logged)

Re: Match 10 Discussion: York City (A)
13/09/2016 23:01
Quote:
Higgosboots
5 points from 5 games relegation form from same period Braintree taken 4 Woking 7
but still two points off top spot, well three to cover goal difference. I would have taken that at start of season.

 
MoanerLesser
853OKG (IP Logged)

Re: Match 10 Discussion: York City (A)
13/09/2016 23:06
Mind you, I hope luck changes soon. I have a double-bet on Tranmee and Newcastle to win their leagues. Newcastle doing their bit.....

 
MESSAGES->author
hong kong rover (IP Logged)

Re: Match 10 Discussion: York City (A)
14/09/2016 03:45
I suppose an away point isnt such a bad thing considering the red card.. was the hughes sending off the correct decision or harsh? I was just too tired to get up in the middle of the night to listen on the radio.. assuming radio merseyside would have had commentary last night.

 
aktrfc
aktrfc (IP Logged)

Re: Match 10 Discussion: York City (A)
14/09/2016 05:02
Another bad result on Saturday and we could be down to 7th, wouldn't have taken that at the start of the season. Could be coming into October outside the playoffs, unthinkable! Make your mind up time for the board.

 
Onelastrover
Onelastrover (IP Logged)

Re: Match 10 Discussion: York City (A)
14/09/2016 06:20
Quote:
hong kong rover
I suppose an away point isnt such a bad thing considering the red card.. was the hughes sending off the correct decision or harsh? I was just too tired to get up in the middle of the night to listen on the radio.. assuming radio merseyside would have had commentary last night.

Radio Merseyside made it seem like the worst decision in the history of football. After seeing the replay, the pathetic histrionics from York aside, the tackle is one of those that can get reds in the modern game. Its one of those in the see it given category for me.

 
Higgosboots
Higgosboots (IP Logged)

Re: Match 10 Discussion: York City (A)
14/09/2016 06:39
Quote:
borowhite
They worked really hard against a bunch of diving cheats and a referee who was out of his depth. In fact the only one of them who knew what they were doing was the female lino. Was it just me or did he signal two minutes of injury time left to a player and then blew his whistle 20 seconds later? He'd completely lost the plot by the end.
Then, they were still trying to wind our players up even after the final whistle and I'm sure a punch was thrown at one of our coaching staff. They will no doubt try and shift the blame onto us but the Rovers players resisted the constant goading admirably. Disgraceful and there may be more to come on that.

I can see the point about the substitutions but he clearly was worried about unsettling the defensive pattern (the only threat they had was the far post cross). That said, Cook looked knackered in the last ten minutes and I would have changed him. The only other thing I would say is how vulnerable to pace down the flanks we looked; the lad up against Ridehaulgh had him on toast for a spell in the first half. Battled to the end though.

All the same excuses again, diving cheats, parked busses, refs, crowds, dominated games, lots of chances, the clubs isn't learning, Brabin out

 
MESSAGES->author
TranmereFan (IP Logged)

Re: Match 10 Discussion: York City (A)
14/09/2016 06:53
Very happy with a point, given we had 10 men for half a game. The lads showed determination to get something at the game, well done to them all. SWA

 
longtimerove
LongTimeRover (IP Logged)

Re: Match 10 Discussion: York City (A)
14/09/2016 07:36
Didn't go last night but listened in work. Sounded a positive turn around after recent performances. Very frustrated commentary with their antics, got the impression we had plenty of chances and gotta feel for Hughes. Hopefully it'll be rescinded.

 
the kav
the kav (IP Logged)

Re: Match 10 Discussion: York City (A)
14/09/2016 09:37
According to york supporters it was a clear red card brodie had stud gashes across his stomach so it will be interesting to see the highlights.

The other thing gleaned from york supporters is that too a man they pointed out just how poor ridehalgh is.....but thats ok we have another striker to sit on the bench

 
MESSAGES->author
Paz (IP Logged)

Re: Match 10 Discussion: York City (A)
14/09/2016 09:42
Wasn't able to attend, was listening to Wirral Radio & was a nervous wreck for the whole 96 minutes!

Definitely sounded like the ref completely lost control and was out of his depth. Reading contradicting report to the Hughes red card. Will have to wait and try to see it myself somewhere, but if you go in studs up (as a lot of reports are saying) you always run that risk.

On the whole it sounded like a very good performance. Carry that on to Sutton, keep the set up the same (Harris in for Hughes) and put a couple of these chances away smiling smiley

 
mini_andy
mini_andy (IP Logged)

Re: Match 10 Discussion: York City (A)
14/09/2016 09:45
I was thinking possibly kirby for Hughes as he's more attack minded, otherwise that's 3 defensive midfielders, or one of the youngsters.

 
MESSAGES->author
Paz (IP Logged)

Re: Match 10 Discussion: York City (A)
14/09/2016 10:16
Was Hughes played out wide? Or central?

 
Onelastrover
Onelastrover (IP Logged)

Re: Match 10 Discussion: York City (A)
14/09/2016 10:20
Quote:
Paz
Wasn't able to attend, was listening to Wirral Radio & was a nervous wreck for the whole 96 minutes!
Definitely sounded like the ref completely lost control and was out of his depth. Reading contradicting report to the Hughes red card. Will have to wait and try to see it myself somewhere, but if you go in studs up (as a lot of reports are saying) you always run that risk.

On the whole it sounded like a very good performance. Carry that on to Sutton, keep the set up the same (Harris in for Hughes) and put a couple of these chances away smiling smiley

[www.youtube.com]

Sending off incident.

 
martyd12
martyd12 (IP Logged)

Re: Match 10 Discussion: York City (A)
14/09/2016 10:29
I thought we played very well showing a lot of commitment and fight and were unlucky not to be a couple up at half time! Ridehalgh was exposed for his lack of pace but Stephenson dropped back to help out and he had an impressive match and hopefully will get an extended run in the team. Need to see Hughes's tackle again but Brabin says he will not appeal. Presumably Harris will be in on Saturday and it is lucky Jennings did not get booked. We could soon be stretched because of our small squad.

The fear is that we are still creating chances but are not scoring!

 
TRFCJGregz
TRFCJGregz (IP Logged)

Re: Match 10 Discussion: York City (A)
14/09/2016 10:37
Did Brabin change formation from 4-3-3? Also from Twitter updates Stephenson seems to have had a good game. Thoughts from those who were there?

 
MESSAGES->author
Paz (IP Logged)

Re: Match 10 Discussion: York City (A)
14/09/2016 10:38
Quote:
Onelastrover
Quote:
Paz
Wasn't able to attend, was listening to Wirral Radio & was a nervous wreck for the whole 96 minutes!
Definitely sounded like the ref completely lost control and was out of his depth. Reading contradicting report to the Hughes red card. Will have to wait and try to see it myself somewhere, but if you go in studs up (as a lot of reports are saying) you always run that risk.

On the whole it sounded like a very good performance. Carry that on to Sutton, keep the set up the same (Harris in for Hughes) and put a couple of these chances away smiling smiley

[www.youtube.com]

Sending off incident.

Appreciate the video.

From that angle you could argue that he ran the risk. Especially the way Brodie reacted. That said, once the decision was made Brodie was eager enough to get away

 
MESSAGES->author
Doogie'sGhost (IP Logged)

Re: Match 10 Discussion: York City (A)
14/09/2016 10:53
Quote:
Onelastrover
Quote:
Paz
Wasn't able to attend, was listening to Wirral Radio & was a nervous wreck for the whole 96 minutes!
Definitely sounded like the ref completely lost control and was out of his depth. Reading contradicting report to the Hughes red card. Will have to wait and try to see it myself somewhere, but if you go in studs up (as a lot of reports are saying) you always run that risk.

On the whole it sounded like a very good performance. Carry that on to Sutton, keep the set up the same (Harris in for Hughes) and put a couple of these chances away smiling smiley

[www.youtube.com]

Sending off incident.

From that angle I think you'd have to say it was very soft for a straight red. He slid in in what looked a genuine attempt to play the ball, his foot did not look high. A foul, yes, yellow probably. Red? It's a risk you take but pretty harsh. Oscar nomination coming for the York player which was probably the reason for the red.

 
MESSAGES->author
2 the moon (IP Logged)

Re: Match 10 Discussion: York City (A)
14/09/2016 10:53
Quote:
Paz
Quote:
Onelastrover
Quote:
Paz
Wasn't able to attend, was listening to Wirral Radio & was a nervous wreck for the whole 96 minutes!
Definitely sounded like the ref completely lost control and was out of his depth. Reading contradicting report to the Hughes red card. Will have to wait and try to see it myself somewhere, but if you go in studs up (as a lot of reports are saying) you always run that risk.

On the whole it sounded like a very good performance. Carry that on to Sutton, keep the set up the same (Harris in for Hughes) and put a couple of these chances away smiling smiley

[www.youtube.com]

Sending off incident.

Appreciate the video.

From that angle you could argue that he ran the risk. Especially the way Brodie reacted. That said, once the decision was made Brodie was eager enough to get away
Jeff then clearly tries to headbutt one of their players, that would of got him in even more trouble.

 
pez
pez (IP Logged)

Re: Match 10 Discussion: York City (A)
14/09/2016 11:19
According to Radio Merseyside commentary team, Brodie went over to his manager after the sending off and gave him a wink?

Based on that snippet of information you can assume that they were told to kid the referee at every opportunity.

Still a brave performance by the team to hang on and get a point.

Should've seen them off in the first half though.

 
the kav
the kav (IP Logged)

Re: Match 10 Discussion: York City (A)
14/09/2016 11:21
The ref should watch rugby league refs, the first thing they do is seperate the players and get the respective captains to take their players back 10 metres, once this is done the captains and offenders approach the ref who explains the decision and takes appropriate action.

The ref last night completely lost control of the incident other then blowing his whistle he achieved nothing he completely failed in controling the players, he then proceeded to look pompous and refuse to explain the decision. He did not even consult the linesman (not asst ref) .

Cheers paz

 
Onelastrover
Onelastrover (IP Logged)

Re: Match 10 Discussion: York City (A)
14/09/2016 11:27
Quote:
Doogie'sGhost
Quote:
Onelastrover
Quote:
Paz
Wasn't able to attend, was listening to Wirral Radio & was a nervous wreck for the whole 96 minutes!
Definitely sounded like the ref completely lost control and was out of his depth. Reading contradicting report to the Hughes red card. Will have to wait and try to see it myself somewhere, but if you go in studs up (as a lot of reports are saying) you always run that risk.

On the whole it sounded like a very good performance. Carry that on to Sutton, keep the set up the same (Harris in for Hughes) and put a couple of these chances away smiling smiley

[www.youtube.com]

Sending off incident.


From that angle I think you'd have to say it was very soft for a straight red. He slid in in what looked a genuine attempt to play the ball, his foot did not look high. A foul, yes, yellow probably. Red? It's a risk you take but pretty harsh. Oscar nomination coming for the York player which was probably the reason for the red.

I think the problem is you go in like that in modern football and you're giving the referee a decision to make. They don't like those tackles where you're kind of lunging rather than sliding in. The players reaction is pathetic but it looks like the referee was going for the card pretty quickly regardless. As you say it's harsh and a 50/50 decision but I'm not sure Hughes needs to dive in like that at that area of the pitch to give him a decision.

I'm not sure its the error of biblical proportions radio Merseyside were making it out to be mind.

 
MESSAGES->author
Doogie'sGhost (IP Logged)

Re: Match 10 Discussion: York City (A)
14/09/2016 11:54
Agreed on all counts olr.

Questions for those who went -
Did we play anyone clearly out of position? Did we create good chances in the first half? Did we show enough attacking intent and not sit back in the first half? Did we control the game until the sending off? After the red card did we still show a willingness to get forward when able to do so?

In short, did we play pretty well given the circumstances? Everything to me indicates we played with intent and purpose even with 10 men. I can't ask for more from the manager and players. Sometimes the breaks don't fall as you would want them to, keep doing this and we will be up there at the end of the season. You don't judge off 1, 3 or even five games.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2016:09:14:11:55:15 by Doogie'sGhost.

 
Fiftyyearsarover
Fiftyyearsarover (IP Logged)

Re: Match 10 Discussion: York City (A)
14/09/2016 12:15
Not there ,but a decent performance with 10men and all that went on .GD a big concern now it could be playoffs at best,,

 
MESSAGES->author
2 the moon (IP Logged)

Re: Match 10 Discussion: York City (A)
14/09/2016 12:34
Quote:
Fiftyyearsarover
Not there ,but a decent performance with 10men and all that went on .GD a big concern now it could be playoffs at best,,
only four teams have scored fewer, two of them occupy the bottom two places and have seven points between them. Yes, it's a concern for me also.

 
MESSAGES->author
hong kong rover (IP Logged)

Re: Match 10 Discussion: York City (A)
14/09/2016 12:42
Quote:
Onelastrover
Quote:
Paz
Wasn't able to attend, was listening to Wirral Radio & was a nervous wreck for the whole 96 minutes!
Definitely sounded like the ref completely lost control and was out of his depth. Reading contradicting report to the Hughes red card. Will have to wait and try to see it myself somewhere, but if you go in studs up (as a lot of reports are saying) you always run that risk.

On the whole it sounded like a very good performance. Carry that on to Sutton, keep the set up the same (Harris in for Hughes) and put a couple of these chances away smiling smiley

[www.youtube.com]

Sending off incident.

thks for the you tube clip. only the one angle to see the hughes challenge. not so easy to tell how malicious or high the challenge was, but refs today will pull out red cards for things like that..in the past i have seen players staying on the pitch for a lot worse, admittedly the game has changed a lot now though.. who can remember the disgraceful paul gasgoine tackle on gary Charles in the 1991 fa cup final? still regard that as one of the worst challenges ive ever witnessed.. it was a complete joke that gasgoine wasn't red carded. 3 reasons why he wasn't,, his name was paul gasgoine, he was the best player in the country at the time, it was English footballs showpiece final... what a load of bollox!

 
MESSAGES->author
Doogie'sGhost (IP Logged)

Re: Match 10 Discussion: York City (A)
14/09/2016 14:09
Quote:
2 the moon
Quote:
Fiftyyearsarover
Not there ,but a decent performance with 10men and all that went on .GD a big concern now it could be playoffs at best,,
only four teams have scored fewer, two of them occupy the bottom two places and have seven points between them. Yes, it's a concern for me also.

Yes it is a concern and against Guisely and Lincoln we struggled to create chances, but I don't think we really have before that. I'm more worried about the number of chances we create than the amount of goals we score at this point. Keep creating chances and goals will come. I dont see why it should be playoffs at best - we're 2 points off top ffs! We need to keep creating chances and start taking a few. That's all really!

 
Kenny_Crons
Kenny_Crons (IP Logged)

Re: Match 10 Discussion: York City (A)
14/09/2016 16:25
I am not a Brabin fan in the slightest but he gets no criticism for last night. Even though Hughes took a risk by diving in, York were winding us up at every opportunity and the ref wasn't strong enough. So well in for the comments Gary made after the game.

But, I hope he looks at the way 10 men took the game to the opposition away from home and were pretty comfortable. If we have 11 players on the front foot then we will storm back to the top and stay there.

And have a look on Twitter at the reaction of the York fans. They were actually made up with a point rather than cross for not getting all three. Teams are scared of us so let's give them something to be scared about!!

 
Fiftyyearsarover
Fiftyyearsarover (IP Logged)

Re: Match 10 Discussion: York City (A)
14/09/2016 19:14
We are creating many chances but don't take them same as last year some of the top teams are10 goals ahead on GD we are not going to pull them back, points wise we may get in the top 3 but GD will pull us down we seem to be incapable of scoring enough goals 1-0 will not cut it ,1-1at southport Barrow scored 4 at ?southport .why can't we score goals ?

 
SeeJayKay
SeeJayKay (IP Logged)

Re: Match 10 Discussion: York City (A)
14/09/2016 19:48
Surely goal difference is only worth the equivalent of one point, whether they have 50 goals more than us or just 1

 
borowhite
borowhite (IP Logged)

Re: Match 10 Discussion: York City (A)
14/09/2016 19:58
Quote:
Kenny_Crons
I am not a Brabin fan in the slightest but he gets no criticism for last night. Even though Hughes took a risk by diving in, York were winding us up at every opportunity and the ref wasn't strong enough. So well in for the comments Gary made after the game.
But, I hope he looks at the way 10 men took the game to the opposition away from home and were pretty comfortable. If we have 11 players on the front foot then we will storm back to the top and stay there.

And have a look on Twitter at the reaction of the York fans. They were actually made up with a point rather than cross for not getting all three. Teams are scared of us so let's give them something to be scared about!!

Completely agree with this. Anyone who was there last night could see that the team are still very much together as they worked tirelessly to secure that point. I'm not a Brabin fan either but the fact is anyone would take the point from the position we were left in after the sending off.

 
MESSAGES->author
Doogie'sGhost (IP Logged)

Re: Match 10 Discussion: York City (A)
14/09/2016 20:04
Quote:
SeeJayKay
Surely goal difference is only worth the equivalent of one point, whether they have 50 goals more than us or just 1

Not even that. Half a point, its a tiebreaker. Winning games is what counts, you do that by scoring one more than the opposition. Same points for winning by one as winning by five.

 
MESSAGES->author
Matt34 (IP Logged)

Re: Match 10 Discussion: York City (A)
14/09/2016 20:32
Hughes' situation highlights how such challenges are giving referees the chance to make the decision, whether it's right or wrong. He was at most worth a yellow, but the York players made the most of it ganging up on the referee and the Tranmere players got a bit too involved after that as well, but at least it wasn't a slug fest as these things can sometimes become, but Hughes' reaction was unwise and he shouldn't have tried to lean into an opposition player.

The point keeps Tranmere in touch relative to the other teams and although I was pleased that Stephenson was used and hopefully will continue to be used, I'm was surprised Ethan Jones was not given a run out, as you lose Jennings to injury, bring in someone else and don't use him.

Often many managers standard practice is to loan in players when injuries occur and give them a run out straight away, so hopefully he will get a chance, as it doesn't sound great when a manager eulogises about a new charge then neglects to use them, but it was only his first week, so maybe he'll get a run out soon.

In the circumstances not a bad point, but maybe could have been 3. Still in touch with the top so I'm still relatively okay with things at this moment.



Then I ate his Liver.......... with some baked beans and a can of coke.

 
Higgosboots
Higgosboots (IP Logged)

Re: Match 10 Discussion: York City (A)
14/09/2016 22:10
Its not a good result, York are sh&t we had 11 men longer than 10 it comes down to the same old missing chances, by the time we lost a man we should have been ahead, which just seems to be the legacy of Brabins reign in charge should have. he fact is we got 5 wins from 5 the next 5 have been relegation form only 3 sides have had worse runs and 2 are in the bottom 4 the other 5th from bottom.

 
Higgosboots
Higgosboots (IP Logged)

Hughes red card
14/09/2016 23:02
Was completley his own fault. He was on a yellow card so it was a reckless challenge because it was a definite yellow, along with the squaring up being a definite yellow and possibly a red, so in one incident he deserved at least two yellows, already being on a yellow then that is that, York are not obliged to not target him and entitled to bend the rules. As are we and we don't its another area we haventvlearn from and instead of Brabin whining about@#$%&refs he should be using it to our advantages like the teams do against us. So can it be put to bed as an excuse please.

 
mb53trfc
mb53trfc (IP Logged)

Re: Match 10 Discussion: York City (A)
14/09/2016 23:40
Overall a decent performance considering we played with 10 men for much of the second half. Two good chances in the first half, Maynard should have put his away. Ridealgh got exposed for pace by Felix (York MOM) but his crosses were poor. Stephenson looks a good player. Jennings was a bit off the pace and his touch and passing lets him down on occasion. We so need a dominant focal point in midfield. The delivery from corners should be better but then Norwoods flick on that hit the bar from a corner in the second half could have won it. A spirited performance especially from the defence late on kept them out with some good blocks.

Enough said about the referee.

Overdue a good performance on TV, lets hope it comes on Saturday.

 
MESSAGES->author
Doogie'sGhost (IP Logged)

Re: Match 10 Discussion: York City (A)
15/09/2016 08:13
Quote:
Higgosboots
Its not a good result, York are sh&t we had 11 men longer than 10 it comes down to the same old missing chances, by the time we lost a man we should have been ahead, which just seems to be the legacy of Brabins reign in charge should have. he fact is we got 5 wins from 5 the next 5 have been relegation form only 3 sides have had worse runs and 2 are in the bottom 4 the other 5th from bottom.

So, away from home, playing nearly half the game a man down against a full-time team that was relegated from the league last year and gets a hefty parachute payment and aren't a significantly smaller club than us to start with makes it a bad result...

Are you sure you aren't really a Liverpool fan, you'd fit right in with their fans!

 
Higgosboots
Higgosboots (IP Logged)

Re: Match 10 Discussion: York City (A)
15/09/2016 09:35
Quote:
Doogie'sGhost
Quote:
Higgosboots
Its not a good result, York are sh&t we had 11 men longer than 10 it comes down to the same old missing chances, by the time we lost a man we should have been ahead, which just seems to be the legacy of Brabins reign in charge should have. he fact is we got 5 wins from 5 the next 5 have been relegation form only 3 sides have had worse runs and 2 are in the bottom 4 the other 5th from bottom.

So, away from home, playing nearly half the game a man down against a full-time team that was relegated from the league last year and gets a hefty parachute payment and aren't a significantly smaller club than us to start with makes it a bad result...

Are you sure you aren't really a Liverpool fan, you'd fit right in with their fans!

Yes it's poor, It was the 2nd half when he was sent off, for all of the first it was 11 v 11 and we did not capatilise on chances yet again. Are we now saying York are better than us because they were relegated last year and have parachute money. York are considerably off the pace, have virtually a new side, like us last year. Well last year everyone on here was saying that makes no difference as WE are in a steadying the ship year, and bedding the players in gelling time. Are you therefore saying we should have performed better last year and steadying the ship was yet another excuse.

We are in relegation form, 4 points from 5 games and from match day 6 it's been constant excuses as to why the last result was good, as someone pointed out elsewhere, a draw at 2nd bottom Southport was good because we played badly and the ref was tough and they will climb the league, swiftly followed by two drubbings. Guisley was good because although they are bottom they parked the bus, we were off but performance is irrelevant as we still won and 1 goals sufficient anyway, they've been drubbed every week. Aldershot was fine because we had to loose at some point and we were much improved from the week before and performance is key, then Lincoln beat us, it's fine they are title contenders and we deserved more and again played much better. York was ok because we spent nearly half the game with 10 men, (which means we spent more than half with 11) and had the chances deserved to win played really well and Hughes shouldn't have been sent off because even though he was already booked, made a stupid challange and then tried to butt someone the ref was out of order as were York for trying to beat us. They were happy with a point but they're a big recently relegated side so all good.

It's all BS

Fact remains we haven't won in 3, of the 5 we have won 4 are in bottom half, 2 in relegation, one just above and the other sacked the manger in the next few games. We were lucky and myself and others said it at the time as soon as we play anyone decent game over.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2016:09:15:09:38:43 by Higgosboots.

 
MESSAGES->author
Doogie'sGhost (IP Logged)

Re: Match 10 Discussion: York City (A)
15/09/2016 10:05
Quote:
Higgosboots
Quote:
Doogie'sGhost
Quote:
Higgosboots
Its not a good result, York are sh&t we had 11 men longer than 10 it comes down to the same old missing chances, by the time we lost a man we should have been ahead, which just seems to be the legacy of Brabins reign in charge should have. he fact is we got 5 wins from 5 the next 5 have been relegation form only 3 sides have had worse runs and 2 are in the bottom 4 the other 5th from bottom.

So, away from home, playing nearly half the game a man down against a full-time team that was relegated from the league last year and gets a hefty parachute payment and aren't a significantly smaller club than us to start with makes it a bad result...

Are you sure you aren't really a Liverpool fan, you'd fit right in with their fans!

It's all BS

I agree with this bit.

 
MoanerLesser
853OKG (IP Logged)

Re: Match 10 Discussion: York City (A)
15/09/2016 10:16
Early days. to use a cliche, it is a marathon. It is clear there is some fine-tuning necessary but there should be a balanced review, in my opinion. Yes, there is an issue with taking chances. However, at least chances are being made and some of the football is a vast improvement on last season. We have been averaging a manager every 18 months when you look at who we have had. Chopping and changing isn't helping. I am sure th Palios' are working to a number of measures and technically, W6D2L2 isn't grounds for dismissal of a manager. There will be blips. Even Cheltenham had them. Barnet had them. Bristol Rovers had them.

If we lose next 4, then I am sure the Palios' will take action.

disliking a manager and his tactical approach is not grounds for dismissal if he is meeting the target number of point set, as well as any other criteria used to measure success.

 
MESSAGES->author
Doogie'sGhost (IP Logged)

Re: Match 10 Discussion: York City (A)
15/09/2016 10:55
Quote:
853OKG
Early days. to use a cliche, it is a marathon. It is clear there is some fine-tuning necessary but there should be a balanced review, in my opinion. Yes, there is an issue with taking chances. However, at least chances are being made and some of the football is a vast improvement on last season. We have been averaging a manager every 18 months when you look at who we have had. Chopping and changing isn't helping. I am sure th Palios' are working to a number of measures and technically, W6D2L2 isn't grounds for dismissal of a manager. There will be blips. Even Cheltenham had them. Barnet had them. Bristol Rovers had them.
If we lose next 4, then I am sure the Palios' will take action.

disliking a manager and his tactical approach is not grounds for dismissal if he is meeting the target number of point set, as well as any other criteria used to measure success.

Thank you, a nice, balanced post opening up topics for discussion rather than a rant. I happen to agree with you on every point but would respect it if I didn't. You'd think we hadn't scored a goal all season. We've actually only failed to score twice. There are lots of positives too and we are competitive. If we can start converting chances then we will finish top 3 comfortably.

So, why aren't we scoring enough goals?

 
MESSAGES->author
Paz (IP Logged)

Re: Match 10 Discussion: York City (A)
15/09/2016 11:01
Quote:
Doogie'sGhost
So, why aren't we scoring enough goals?

A simple fact that I've pointed out to those around me on matchday.

In training videos released by the club, and during the warm ups, our players always hit the corners when shooting (I've coached from 5 up to 9 year olds and this was always the first thing I said, make the keeper work). You watch during a match, it's rare that we make a keeper work. The majority of shots hit the center of the goal or straight at the keeper.

 
borowhite
borowhite (IP Logged)

Re: Match 10 Discussion: York City (A)
15/09/2016 12:57
Quote:
Higgosboots
Its not a good result, York are sh&t we had 11 men longer than 10 it comes down to the same old missing chances, by the time we lost a man we should have been ahead, which just seems to be the legacy of Brabins reign in charge should have. he fact is we got 5 wins from 5 the next 5 have been relegation form only 3 sides have had worse runs and 2 are in the bottom 4 the other 5th from bottom.
This has got to be the most ridiculous post I have ever read; how many teams have you ever seen win a game away from home when playing with 10 men for 40 minutes? I can't remember many. You've made some relevant points in parts in this thread but any club in this division would have taken that point with both hands in those circumstances. The players ran themselves into the ground on Tuesday night and there was nothing to say that they wouldn't have gone on to score with 11 men.

 
MESSAGES->author
Doogie'sGhost (IP Logged)

Re: Match 10 Discussion: York City (A)
15/09/2016 14:11
Quote:
Paz
Quote:
Doogie'sGhost
So, why aren't we scoring enough goals?

A simple fact that I've pointed out to those around me on matchday.

In training videos released by the club, and during the warm ups, our players always hit the corners when shooting (I've coached from 5 up to 9 year olds and this was always the first thing I said, make the keeper work). You watch during a match, it's rare that we make a keeper work. The majority of shots hit the center of the goal or straight at the keeper.

I agree, the quality of the final strike is fairly poor and not composed. That's part of it, perhaps the main part. I'll throw in two more observations: set piece delivery is all about pace rather than placement, we waste 50% of them; we don't commit enough players into the box in general play so rarely get the pinball/ricochet type goals that teams get against us where the ball just breaks right. The number of times I've walked away and said the ball just didn't fall for us. It's not a fluke.

 
MESSAGES->author
Paz (IP Logged)

Re: Match 10 Discussion: York City (A)
15/09/2016 14:31
Agreed.

We still need some one who will gamble and put themselves in the 6 yard box for any knock downs or dropped saves

 
aktrfc
aktrfc (IP Logged)

Re: Match 10 Discussion: York City (A)
15/09/2016 16:38
Quote:
Higgosboots
Quote:
Doogie'sGhost
Quote:
Higgosboots
Its not a good result, York are sh&t we had 11 men longer than 10 it comes down to the same old missing chances, by the time we lost a man we should have been ahead, which just seems to be the legacy of Brabins reign in charge should have. he fact is we got 5 wins from 5 the next 5 have been relegation form only 3 sides have had worse runs and 2 are in the bottom 4 the other 5th from bottom.

So, away from home, playing nearly half the game a man down against a full-time team that was relegated from the league last year and gets a hefty parachute payment and aren't a significantly smaller club than us to start with makes it a bad result...

Are you sure you aren't really a Liverpool fan, you'd fit right in with their fans!

Yes it's poor, It was the 2nd half when he was sent off, for all of the first it was 11 v 11 and we did not capatilise on chances yet again. Are we now saying York are better than us because they were relegated last year and have parachute money. York are considerably off the pace, have virtually a new side, like us last year. Well last year everyone on here was saying that makes no difference as WE are in a steadying the ship year, and bedding the players in gelling time. Are you therefore saying we should have performed better last year and steadying the ship was yet another excuse.

We are in relegation form, 4 points from 5 games and from match day 6 it's been constant excuses as to why the last result was good, as someone pointed out elsewhere, a draw at 2nd bottom Southport was good because we played badly and the ref was tough and they will climb the league, swiftly followed by two drubbings. Guisley was good because although they are bottom they parked the bus, we were off but performance is irrelevant as we still won and 1 goals sufficient anyway, they've been drubbed every week. Aldershot was fine because we had to loose at some point and we were much improved from the week before and performance is key, then Lincoln beat us, it's fine they are title contenders and we deserved more and again played much better. York was ok because we spent nearly half the game with 10 men, (which means we spent more than half with 11) and had the chances deserved to win played really well and Hughes shouldn't have been sent off because even though he was already booked, made a stupid challange and then tried to butt someone the ref was out of order as were York for trying to beat us. They were happy with a point but they're a big recently relegated side so all good.

It's all BS

Fact remains we haven't won in 3, of the 5 we have won 4 are in bottom half, 2 in relegation, one just above and the other sacked the manger in the next few games. We were lucky and myself and others said it at the time as soon as we play anyone decent game over.

With you on that rant higgo

 
Higgosboots
Higgosboots (IP Logged)

Re: Match 10 Discussion: York City (A)
15/09/2016 17:41
Quote:
Doogie'sGhost
Quote:
853OKG
Early days. to use a cliche, it is a marathon. It is clear there is some fine-tuning necessary but there should be a balanced review, in my opinion. Yes, there is an issue with taking chances. However, at least chances are being made and some of the football is a vast improvement on last season. We have been averaging a manager every 18 months when you look at who we have had. Chopping and changing isn't helping. I am sure th Palios' are working to a number of measures and technically, W6D2L2 isn't grounds for dismissal of a manager. There will be blips. Even Cheltenham had them. Barnet had them. Bristol Rovers had them.
If we lose next 4, then I am sure the Palios' will take action.

disliking a manager and his tactical approach is not grounds for dismissal if he is meeting the target number of point set, as well as any other criteria used to measure success.

Thank you, a nice, balanced post opening up topics for discussion rather than a rant. I happen to agree with you on every point but would respect it if I didn't. You'd think we hadn't scored a goal all season. We've actually only failed to score twice. There are lots of positives too and we are competitive. If we can start converting chances then we will finish top 3 comfortably.

So, why aren't we scoring enough goals?

Because the attacking players are devoid of any real support and service because Brabin is so concerned with players loosing there head and bombing forwards to get more goals, and we have no plan. Are tactics are, McNulty to Harris to Maynard to Ihewkike to McNulty to Harris to McNulty to long ball attempt to either Cook or the diagonal, problem is when Cooky wins a knock down or hassles a defender into a poor clearance there is no one in support, when Nors or C Jenno pick a ball up in the channel, there is no one or only one making to the penalty spot to offer a crossing opportunity who are then just drowned out by defence. The full backs occasionally over lap if we have some sustained ball, but there final ball is poor (not there fault non league full backs, if the ball was good they wouldn't be non league). We then get caught on the break because the full backs have bombed on so Brabin authorises shutters down and the full backs stop bombing on or become hesitant to do so and Harris and Maynard stand in front of the back two to try and sure it up. Occasionally we throw Mekki or another on, who have a bit of a go create chances but Ultimatley blend into what was before.

We've got to draw opponents out by mixing it up, we've had one good performance against Eastleigh were we did this to great effect so they can do it, they just need to be allowed to do it.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2016:09:15:17:48:42 by Higgosboots.

 
MoanerLesser
853OKG (IP Logged)

Re: Match 10 Discussion: York City (A)
15/09/2016 19:50
As I said once before, they play like England or Liverpool or Arsenal. Lots of possession. I agree that more incisive play is necessary but unless we get a Mane-type player, this is difficult. We are in the national league. Maybe the answer is to play like other teams, not like a professional league team....

It strikes me (sorry) that we could do with an Irons or McNab.

I think we all have similar concerns but some take a 'it is all rubbish' and others take a 'needs fine tuning' approach. You never know, the suspension and injury may accidentally spawn the improvements we need.

 
Higgosboots
Higgosboots (IP Logged)

Re: Match 10 Discussion: York City (A)
15/09/2016 20:43
Quote:
853OKG
As I said once before, they play like England or Liverpool or Arsenal. Lots of possession. I agree that more incisive play is necessary but unless we get a Mane-type player, this is difficult. We are in the national league. Maybe the answer is to play like other teams, not like a professional league team....
It strikes me (sorry) that we could do with an Irons or McNab.

I think we all have similar concerns but some take a 'it is all rubbish' and others take a 'needs fine tuning' approach. You never know, the suspension and injury may accidentally spawn the improvements we need.

Just don't think the team is achieving anywhere near its maximum output under GB, it is a case of little tweets, I don't even think in personnel, I don't think GB is the one to do it either otherwise he surely would have already.

 
MoanerLesser
853OKG (IP Logged)

Re: Match 10 Discussion: York City (A)
15/09/2016 21:52
Decided to go to Sutton. Maybe the turf will be right for us ;0)

 
MESSAGES->author
Doogie'sGhost (IP Logged)

Re: Match 10 Discussion: York City (A)
16/09/2016 17:35
Quote:
853OKG
As I said once before, they play like England or Liverpool or Arsenal. Lots of possession. I agree that more incisive play is necessary but unless we get a Mane-type player, this is difficult. We are in the national league. Maybe the answer is to play like other teams, not like a professional league team....
It strikes me (sorry) that we could do with an Irons or McNab.

I think we all have similar concerns but some take a 'it is all rubbish' and others take a 'needs fine tuning' approach. You never know, the suspension and injury may accidentally spawn the improvements we need.

Agree with this too. I don't think we set out to be defensive as some on here do or that we just end up hoofing the ball forward either. We mix it up and try to push forward playing through midfield where possible, just like we do counter attack when we can. It may appear that we are defensive because our defence is strong and we defend well. Plus our midfielders are very solid in their defensive duties by and large. What there is is a reluctance to gamble, to make a run or take a man on. We over-elaborate and don't take enough chances. This means our attacks appear laboured and we can't create openings. How much of this is Brabin and how much the players I can't be certain. We have looked pretty good going forward at times this season, miles better than anything I saw last year - Maidstone and Eastleigh come to mind. More composure in front of goal, gambling a bit in and around the box and a bit more speed to the movement and I think we will score enough goals. I just don't see that we are far away at all or that it is down to Brabin telling the team to play safe.

 
MESSAGES->author
2 the moon (IP Logged)

Re: Match 10 Discussion: York City (A)
17/09/2016 11:42
Hope these injuries aren't to serious. We're getting a little thin. Decent start though.

Sorry, only registered users may post in this forum.
We record all IP addresses on the Sportnetwork message boards which may be required by the authorities in case of defamatory or abusive comment. We seek to monitor the Message Boards at regular intervals. We do not associate Sportnetwork with any of the comments and do not take responsibility for any statements or opinions expressed on the Message Boards. If you have any cause for concern over any material posted here please let us know as soon as possible by e-mailing abuse@sportnetwork.net
 

Tranmere Rovers Poll

Will You be Buying a Season Ticket for 2015/16?

See results > Submit >>