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    (Original post by Hooby)
    Really really want Villa relegated! Why should someone buy you for god knows how many million - it's not fair! Plus with Wolves coming up, us *fingercrossed I think we will* staying in Champ and you and the Baggies with the possibility of relegation it could be a very interesting season next season! We need a good derby/scrappy game - if Millwall are going down I want another interesting away game to come. Cos I don't think much of Leeds away, but Villa away
    Bah, humbug. We must make do with Walsall for our 'big' derby next season if we even stay in this division. It's not fair dammit


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    It does seem pretty ridiculous really! When we played at Bootham Crescent in December, you were pretty much top, we were practically bottom. Then just 3 and a bit months later...
    Your form recently has been pretty horrific - any reason for it?
    I couldn't make the match as I'm abroad at the moment, but had it on the radio. Sounded like neither team looked like scoring really - not from open play at least.
    Can't say I wasn't delighted it was 'part player, part referee's assistant' Kitson who messed up and committed the handball for the Pen!

    Certainly not over yet. Our top striker (our only really good one!) is out till next season, and our main creative mid/winger is also out till next November. Plus our 2 other top goalscorers seem to have lost all confidence, and so start on the bench now.
    Can't see us scoring many, and that could be the difference between us and you getting the final spot
    On the balance of the game, I think a draw would have been fair. The banter between fans was hilarious, we were chanting '3-1, 3-1, 3-1', your fans had 'we've been to Wembley twice' going. I didn't even see the penalty given as I was tucking into my half-time pie. Good travelling support though I'll give you that. Shame we can't have a repeat of the conference play-off this year. Do you think York are strong enough to win the play-offs?

    I think League 2 in general is crazy, how we've stayed in the play-offs all season with terrible form, every other result seems to go for us. Even Rochdale in third have lost eleven this season! I'm hoping we can nick the points at Scunthorpe, Bury is a big one for you guys, they're doing well at the minute and want to make a last ditch challenge. Haha, Kitson is an absolute legend, he's supposed to be one of our strikers but he just drops to midfield and plays as a playmaking midfielder, left Constable really isolated.

    Who is your top striker? I didn't recognise many of your players from the conference days, I think we bought half of your squad when we came up!
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    On the balance of the game, I think a draw would have been fair. The banter between fans was hilarious, we were chanting '3-1, 3-1, 3-1', your fans had 'we've been to Wembley twice' going. I didn't even see the penalty given as I was tucking into my half-time pie. Good travelling support though I'll give you that. Shame we can't have a repeat of the conference play-off this year. Do you think York are strong enough to win the play-offs?

    I think League 2 in general is crazy, how we've stayed in the play-offs all season with terrible form, every other result seems to go for us. Even Rochdale in third have lost eleven this season! I'm hoping we can nick the points at Scunthorpe, Bury is a big one for you guys, they're doing well at the minute and want to make a last ditch challenge. Haha, Kitson is an absolute legend, he's supposed to be one of our strikers but he just drops to midfield and plays as a playmaking midfielder, left Constable really isolated.

    Who is your top striker? I didn't recognise many of your players from the conference days, I think we bought half of your squad when we came up!
    Yeah, I think a draw would have been fair.
    Haha - great stuff! You've got some class support too! Though it was 'we won at wembley twice' I think - cos we've played at the new wembley 4 times in total. But won there twice in 7 days 2 years ago.
    Yeah - would have been good to meet you in the final! I suppose not entirely impossible - Southend have a tricky last few fixtures.
    I think we might have been good enough without the injuries. But now I think we lack the cutting edge to win in the play offs. Though with the defence we've got - anything is possible.

    Yeah!! Been a really weird season! Bury are our big rivals as well, so it promises to be one hell of a match on Monday! They have to win to keep up play off hopes too.
    Haha he's a quality player, but sounded like he was always in the refs ear.

    Haha, yeah! I don't think we have any of the same players who faced you who start now. Ingham is our reserve keeper now. Wes Fletcher is our quality striker - one of the best I've ever seen at York (for us or opposition)
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    (Original post by bun)
    Yeah, I think a draw would have been fair.
    Haha - great stuff! You've got some class support too! Though it was 'we won at wembley twice' I think - cos we've played at the new wembley 4 times in total. But won there twice in 7 days 2 years ago.
    Yeah - would have been good to meet you in the final! I suppose not entirely impossible - Southend have a tricky last few fixtures.
    I think we might have been good enough without the injuries. But now I think we lack the cutting edge to win in the play offs. Though with the defence we've got - anything is possible.
    Oh yeah that makes more sense! True, that would also require both of our teams to win their last three games, not impossible but can't imagine Southend giving up their place now. Yeah I admired your defence, Constable basically got owned for the full 90 minutes.

    Yeah!! Been a really weird season! Bury are our big rivals as well, so it promises to be one hell of a match on Monday! They have to win to keep up play off hopes too.
    Haha he's a quality player, but sounded like he was always in the refs ear.
    Oh really? Crikey that'll be a good one then. He is, but to be fair he's retiring end of this season and he wants to end on a high but he does simulate a bit.

    Haha, yeah! I don't think we have any of the same players who faced you who start now. Ingham is our reserve keeper now. Wes Fletcher is our quality striker - one of the best I've ever seen at York (for us or opposition)
    Yeah we sold most of them on, we have Nicky Wroe in midfield though who didn't get a great reception from your fans. In contrast, Oxford started a lot of the team that played against you in the final, we even brought Alfie Potter on in the last twenty minutes in a hope of a repeat goal. Oh right, how long is he out injured for?

    I'm a bit nervous for Oxford, if we do some how win he next two games and your results mean that it comes down to the last game, its against Northampton away, who have Chris Wilder at the helm and are fighting to stay up. Interesting to see how our fans respond to him but i'm sure he'll keep them up.
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    (Original post by Cheese_Monster)
    Oh yeah that makes more sense! True, that would also require both of our teams to win their last three games, not impossible but can't imagine Southend giving up their place now. Yeah I admired your defence, Constable basically got owned for the full 90 minutes.

    Oh really? Crikey that'll be a good one then. He is, but to be fair he's retiring end of this season and he wants to end on a high but he does simulate a bit.

    Yeah we sold most of them on, we have Nicky Wroe in midfield though who didn't get a great reception from your fans. In contrast, Oxford started a lot of the team that played against you in the final, we even brought Alfie Potter on in the last twenty minutes in a hope of a repeat goal. Oh right, how long is he out injured for?

    I'm a bit nervous for Oxford, if we do some how win he next two games and your results mean that it comes down to the last game, its against Northampton away, who have Chris Wilder at the helm and are fighting to stay up. Interesting to see how our fans respond to him but i'm sure he'll keep them up.
    Yeah - I reckon southend have just about done enough now - but the way this season's gone, anything could happen!
    Aye - only 2 goals conceded in 14 games now. And one of then was a 90th minute wind assisted fluke from accrington!

    Ah ok - have you got anyone lined up to replace him?

    I don't know what happened with Wroe - were usually pretty good with former players, unless they do/say something. I presume it was a case of more money or something that our fans weren't happy with his loyalty or something.
    That's good that you've kept the squad together pretty much. We have 18 new players just compared to last season!

    He had his op on Wednesday - likely out for a couple of months I think.

    It's squeaky bum time whatever!! We have Scunthorpe on the last day, so can easily see us losing that. The Northampton match should be a real Lg 2 scrap if there's something to play for for both of you still!!
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    Blackburn already 3 up on Blues.


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    (Original post by bun)
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    Our season's over. Good luck to you boys, hope you win it. Need to completely dissect this squad next season, I'd only keep our goalkeeper Ryan Clarke, who should be playing at Championship level. Everyone else can go and join Oxford City in Conference North.


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    Our season's over. Good luck to you boys, hope you win it. Need to completely dissect this squad next season, I'd only keep our goalkeeper Ryan Clarke, who should be playing at Championship level. Everyone else can go and join Oxford City in Conference North.


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    It's not over yet!!
    I have supported York for far too long to know that!!!
    Can't see us getting anything from Scunthorpe on the final day.
    Probably a draw at best against Newport.

    All depends how you do in the next 2 matches. For the first time, pressure will be off you, and on us.

    Believe me, really not over yet. Though I do admit, looking from the outside in, it looks unlikely for you.

    I hope you do manage to get your squad sorted out etc over the summer
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    It's not over yet!!
    I have supported York for far too long to know that!!!
    Can't see us getting anything from Scunthorpe on the final day.
    Probably a draw at best against Newport.

    All depends how you do in the next 2 matches. For the first time, pressure will be off you, and on us.

    Believe me, really not over yet. Though I do admit, looking from the outside in, it looks unlikely for you.

    I hope you do manage to get your squad sorted out etc over the summer
    Ah but it is. Even if we pulled off a miracle, we don't have the quality to win the play-offs. It was a very even game against Scunthorpe that deserved a draw but it happens. If you manage at least a draw in your next game then you're pretty much in the play-offs. Did you listen to York Bury commentary?


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    Blackburn already 3 up on Blues.
    Their only consolation is that Yeovil and Barnsley are gone and Blackpool are just as **** as they are.
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    Staines town anyone?

    If not for Tonbridge and Dover results we could have had a real shot at play offs
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    By all accounts Coventry and Oldham were guilty of crimes against football this afternoon in a 0-0 draw that virtually clinches our League 1 status. What a pathetic state of affairs.


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    Their only consolation is that Yeovil and Barnsley are gone and Blackpool are just as **** as they are.
    So we may yet have some company in this garbage division? Lovely jubbly!


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    Ah but it is. Even if we pulled off a miracle, we don't have the quality to win the play-offs. It was a very even game against Scunthorpe that deserved a draw but it happens. If you manage at least a draw in your next game then you're pretty much in the play-offs. Did you listen to York Bury commentary?


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    The thing is though, if you did get into the play-offs, you'd probably win them as the belief and momentum would be with you. Momentum is all I'm clinging on to at the moment, as we certainly don't have the quality (apart from defensively) to cope.

    Our goal difference isn't good enough for just a draw. We need a win at some point over the next 2 to be sure.

    I did indeed - and suffered several mini-heart attacks! Any more bum clenching and I'll need an operation! Sounded like we were all over them for 15 minutes. Got a goal, then just decided 'we know we can keep them out, so they can have all the attacks they want and we won't bother' and that's basically the story of the next 80 minutes!
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    Really beginning to lose faith in Lee Clark, I will always continue support the manager and team on the field, but having constantly called for stability on the field to counter the continual disrepair off it, today showed a real naivety when calm heads and fight was needed. I don't even need to have been at the game to know what occurred, being 4-0 down at half-time is bad enough. Being 4-0 down in the current situation we find ourselves in with a sincere lack of quality and players still learning their new positions is down right damaging.

    Of course, we showed the usual fight in the second half but we can't continue to fight while three nil down, making changes in the first half of games to turn things around - we have to get ahead first. We've gone behind 17 times in twenty games this calendar year from 20 games - they've wielded 7 points.
    I'm baffled. I honestly thought Clark wouldn't be so naive to go with so many individuals out of position and we've been made to pay humiliatingly.

    Will I say Clark out? No. Will I boo him on Saturday? No. Will I support him? Of course. Do I still have 100% faith in his decisions - unfortunately not.

    We have got to attack with no fear, play to our strengths and get back to the basics of the game. The only bright note of the game is that Gray scored, he's really beginning to develop as a player which is good. One things for sure, we need a win on Saturday.

    Apologies for the rant, i know that in football we must face joys and sorrows but this is not how I wanted the Easter fixtures to end for us!
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    Champions of the best league in the world. What a moment
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    (Original post by bun)
    The thing is though, if you did get into the play-offs, you'd probably win them as the belief and momentum would be with you. Momentum is all I'm clinging on to at the moment, as we certainly don't have the quality (apart from defensively) to cope.

    Our goal difference isn't good enough for just a draw. We need a win at some point over the next 2 to be sure.

    I did indeed - and suffered several mini-heart attacks! Any more bum clenching and I'll need an operation! Sounded like we were all over them for 15 minutes. Got a goal, then just decided 'we know we can keep them out, so they can have all the attacks they want and we won't bother' and that's basically the story of the next 80 minutes!
    You'd think so, but the belief isn't there, players are only playing for their contract now. Listening to the post match interviews no one believes we can make it. Hah, at least you held on. Sometimes parking the bus is worthwhile. Scunthorpe interestingly were really nervy, their fans on their back because they have a tendency to concede late goals so you have a chance against them. Though their pitch is so narrow that wing play is nullified and that's all we do to be honest. Still, onto the next one!


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    You'd think so, but the belief isn't there, players are only playing for their contract now. Listening to the post match interviews no one believes we can make it. Hah, at least you held on. Sometimes parking the bus is worthwhile. Scunthorpe interestingly were really nervy, their fans on their back because they have a tendency to concede late goals so you have a chance against them. Though their pitch is so narrow that wing play is nullified and that's all we do to be honest. Still, onto the next one!


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    ah ok - fair enough then. Narrow pitch may end up suiting us if we just park the bus for the full 90 there. I'm hoping it doesn't matter and it's all wrapped up next week, but I can't see it. Whatever happens, whereever the 2 clubs are, good luck for next season! I think a bit of tinkering for you, rather than big changes, and just getting a good mindset should be good for you
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    (Original post by Hooby)
    Really beginning to lose faith in Lee Clark, I will always continue support the manager and team on the field, but having constantly called for stability on the field to counter the continual disrepair off it, today showed a real naivety when calm heads and fight was needed. I don't even need to have been at the game to know what occurred, being 4-0 down at half-time is bad enough. Being 4-0 down in the current situation we find ourselves in with a sincere lack of quality and players still learning their new positions is down right damaging.

    Of course, we showed the usual fight in the second half but we can't continue to fight while three nil down, making changes in the first half of games to turn things around - we have to get ahead first. We've gone behind 17 times in twenty games this calendar year from 20 games - they've wielded 7 points.
    I'm baffled. I honestly thought Clark wouldn't be so naive to go with so many individuals out of position and we've been made to pay humiliatingly.

    Will I say Clark out? No. Will I boo him on Saturday? No. Will I support him? Of course. Do I still have 100% faith in his decisions - unfortunately not.

    We have got to attack with no fear, play to our strengths and get back to the basics of the game. The only bright note of the game is that Gray scored, he's really beginning to develop as a player which is good. One things for sure, we need a win on Saturday.

    Apologies for the rant, i know that in football we must face joys and sorrows but this is not how I wanted the Easter fixtures to end for us!
    The problems at Birmingham will not be fixed by a change of the manager. Like a lot of our region's clubs it is very suspect off field management which is causing the damage.


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    Champions of the best league in the world. What a moment
    Could you please put Leon Clarke in goal on Saturday?


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