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#1 Shadow45

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 08:31 PM

Sadly the Knights have come up short and have been relegated. I thought a thread to discuss what ultimately turned out to a disappointing season should be started. As we know the contracts the players signed are now null and void and the exodus of the "better" players will begin. Who would you want to resign? Would a change of coach help? Should we go with the majority of the under 20s with a few experienced players in key positions?

#2 YCKonstantine

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 08:45 PM

Jack Lee, Sam Scott, Dougie Flockhart (where has he gone), Ben Johnston.

 

May I draw attention to this image I posted earlier in the year NO2yu2L.png

Since then we have played 15, won 2, lost 13.

What went wrong?


It's time to park the camels.

 

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#3 Shadow45

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 08:53 PM

Jack Lee, Sam Scott, Dougie Flockhart (where has he gone), Ben Johnston.

May I draw attention to this image I posted earlier in the year NO2yu2L.png
Since then we have played 15, won 2, lost 13.
What went wrong?


Think Lee and Scott will be gone as they're two of the better players who will get into the 17 at the majority of Championship sides. Flockhart is back playing kick and clap. As for what went wrong? Think the Fev game gave us massive hope but this was just a blip on what was a poor season

#4 JimbobRam

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 08:53 PM

Gutted you guys could not stay up. You lot started the season brightly and looked to be heading for play offs at one point but fell away bad.
Hope you guys can recover from this and come back stronger will defo miss a good weekend away in York good luck guys Dewsbury fan.

#5 AndyHall

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 09:06 PM

Take the target off Thornton's back - regardless of what the bulldoggers will be spouting very shortly, it's not a coaching issue.

 

 

We had a team destined for playoffs and NRC glory before the first friendly - then...

 

Negotiations broke down with major signings

Players we thought we had decided not to bother playing anymore, anywhere, rather than come to York

Injuries left right and centre to key players effectively taking them out of the season

Quality player being left out for Hull players who couldn't be bothered, then that player leaving for an Amateur club rather than staying on in a different position

Bans to gobby playmakers

Unhappy Hull players throwing games

Hull silently withdrawing from their DR contract when we needed it the most

a lack of admin staff

getting sued scaring the hell out of players and fans

Some seriously dodgy reffing calls - I mean... honestly, that really cost us.

 

I blame that lot above. Never blame our players.



#6 steve56

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 09:09 PM

It's been absolutely awful for at least 3 years now,hardly any wins,fans walking away in their droves and an almost inevitability that this would eventually happen.Strong leadership now required from the top echelons of the club to turn it around.

We simply don't compete at this level!

Not a good time to be a York City Knights supporter.

As for the players,wouldn't keep any of them after this season.



#7 DEANO

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 09:11 PM

yeah and on top of that the players were not good enough,much as they tried.


sometimes you have to take a step backwards to move forward

#8 DEANO

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 09:15 PM

It's been absolutely awful for at least 3 years now,hardly any wins,fans walking away in their droves and an almost inevitability that this would eventually happen.Strong leadership now required from the top echelons of the club to turn it around.

We simply don't compete at this level!

Not a good time to be a York City Knights supporter.

As for the players,wouldn't keep any of them after this season.

the team asembled for this  season should have made the play-offs. indeed they were playing pretty well earlier in the season, but crowds were still down


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#9 Shadow45

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 09:18 PM

the team asembled for this season should have made the play-offs. indeed they were playing pretty well earlier in the season, but crowds were still down


I think the stay away fans adopted a wait and see policy given the results from the previous two seasons and when results returned to type, well that was that. I agree that we had a team capable of challenging for 7th or 8th. But where does the buck stop?

#10 AndyHall

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 09:19 PM

the team asembled for this  season should have made the play-offs. indeed they were playing pretty well earlier in the season, but crowds were still down

Yes.

 

Not the players.



#11 DEANO

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 09:20 PM

I think the stay away fans adopted a wait and see policy given the results from the previous two seasons and when results returned to type, well that was that. I agree that we had a team capable of challenging for 7th or 8th. But where does the buck stop?

dual reg!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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#12 Shadow45

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 09:23 PM

dual reg!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Indeed, think we were taken for mugs by Hull, but that's not the sole reason we find ourselves relegated

#13 DEANO

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 09:27 PM

Indeed, think we were taken for mugs by Hull, but that's not the sole reason we find ourselves relegated

mostly it is.other teams were offered better players, and the ones we were offered didn't want to know with the exception of young briscoe. i said the system was ######, and so it proved


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#14 YCKonstantine

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 09:32 PM

There must be something or rather lack of something (I don't know) off the field because the confidence was so low etcetc.

It's time to park the camels.

 

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#15 buford t justice

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 09:38 PM

mostly it is.other teams were offered better players, and the ones we were offered didn't want to know with the exception of young briscoe. i said the system was ######, and so it proved


You didnt have to play them.

Edited by buford t justice, 28 August 2013 - 09:38 PM.

What we're dealing with here is a complete lack of respect for the law

#16 DEANO

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 09:40 PM

You didnt have to play them.

oh, i think you will find out we did , because it was in the interests of hull


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#17 Shadow45

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 09:43 PM

oh, i think you will find out we did , because it was in the interests of hull


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#18 YCKonstantine

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 09:44 PM

You didnt have to play them.

Go to bed. We can sort our own problems. We don't need you hear saying 'you told us so' when we appointed GT.

 

  Although I do propose we start a Knights revolution on the Batley board when they crash out of the playoffs, bless 'em.


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#19 Gav Wilson

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 09:44 PM

Speaking as a fan, this has without doubt been the most frustrating season I have ever seen.


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#20 DEANO

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 09:46 PM

 

Speaking as a fan, this has without doubt been the most frustrating season I have ever seen.

 

can you put your finger on it then gav?


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