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Simon Hall

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#3266271 2016 Season & Squad

Posted by Simon Hall on 02 February 2016 - 01:55 PM

So much for our friendly at North Wales this Sunday been called off due to no safety officer been available......

''NORTH WALES CRUSADERS have rearranged their pre-season friendly with a Salford Red Devils Select XIII.The original match was called off last weekend because Glyndwr University Racecourse Stadium’s pitch was deemed unplayable.
The rearranged fixture will take place at Cefn Druids’ The Rock this Sunday (February 7) and will kick-off at 3.30pm.''

 

He should threaten legal action against them in a badly worded email. 




#3263808 Acorn v Sharlston - Saturday 1.30 kick off

Posted by Simon Hall on 29 January 2016 - 09:02 AM

Agree 100% - and we put plenty of money behind the Heworth bar last season, think we should support all our local clubs when possible including Acorn, Heworth, All Blacks etc

 

Fully agree about supporting all the amateur clubs too, bottom line is they are run and nurtured by people who aren't complete tools and genuinely care about the game, it's players, fans & sponsors.




#3263564 2016 Season & Squad

Posted by Simon Hall on 28 January 2016 - 04:25 PM

Simon Hall?

 

You need to work on your delivery Col.




#3263516 Acorn v Sharlston - Saturday 1.30 kick off

Posted by Simon Hall on 28 January 2016 - 02:55 PM

Why's that then?

 

3 different types of pork pie.




#3261961 Cas at home - Friday night 7.30pm

Posted by Simon Hall on 25 January 2016 - 01:27 PM

Move along please..

 

...like the other 2654 have.




#3261936 Cas at home - Friday night 7.30pm

Posted by Simon Hall on 25 January 2016 - 12:59 PM

good crowd of 854

 

Only a 2,655 decrease over the last time the Knights played a SL club in a friendly there. Excellent stuff indeed, well done to all concerned.




#3245341 Bootham Crescent Confirmed

Posted by Simon Hall on 10 December 2015 - 12:53 PM

Hopefully we are trying - and hopefully other clubs in the Championship are trying to increase their crowds which won't be much more than ours in 2016

 

I think me and my 8yo son will be going to Heworth next season instead. I can't run the risk of having him see his Dad come under a tirade of abuse and insults from a drunken loon like he had to witness happen to his Grandad and uncle at Clifton Park. 

 

Still, he's got a lasting memory of watching YCK, all I can remember from being a young kid is that tackle by Graham Sullivan against Halifax and the 4500 crowd.




#3244992 Bootham Crescent Confirmed

Posted by Simon Hall on 09 December 2015 - 04:57 PM

You're choice & hope you keep going

Most club's crowds are down since 2005 with recession's etc - we are no different to most clubs

 

So do the right things to try and attract people back then? Jeez...




#3244973 Bootham Crescent Confirmed

Posted by Simon Hall on 09 December 2015 - 04:14 PM

500 plus at Heworth in the 'shambolic 2015' - would have been 600/650 at HS, will be 700/750 at BC

Generally you 2 - move on or don't bother whining on here

 

 

I'll do and say what I like Col, you ain't the YCK police. Also, you aren't able to say who should post on here, that's not up to you I'm afraid.

 

Everyone is entitled to their opinion, whether you agree with it or not.

 

You disagreeing with the term "shambolic" proves you just won't have a bad word said about your beloved, even though it's obvious to everyone that it's true.  




#3244945 Bootham Crescent Confirmed

Posted by Simon Hall on 09 December 2015 - 03:10 PM

Don't want to lose any ''proper die-hard'' or otherwise fans, but the majority have stood by the club and they will be supplemented by all those people who wanted RL back in the city centre

 

 

2005 Top of the league - Crowds were averaging 1800 odd

2014 Top of the League - Crowds were averaging 700 odd

2015 Won nowt, homeless, owner acts like a child with ADHD who's eaten too many Haribo - Crowds averaging about 300

 

Naff all sponsors and most people who like RL now go watch Leeds or Cas. Even local amateur clubs take their kids to Headingley or Wakefield. Brilliant!

 

"The majority have stood by the club" Lol @ Col




#3244878 Bootham Crescent Confirmed

Posted by Simon Hall on 09 December 2015 - 11:26 AM

Finally: http://www.yorkpress...and_Castleford/

 

A year too late like, going to take a lot of work by the club to repair the damage done with the shambolic 2015 I'm afraid, it was barely registering in the imagination of the York public before so it'll take some real work and a professional attitude to put right the wrongs. Proper die-hard fans have given up on the club, some will never be back due to the events that unfolded. Tragic for a club of York's size that, but there's only one person to blame.

 

Lets hope a certain person behaves himself on social media, keeps out of trouble in Indian restaurants, keeps his mouth shut in general and does the right things for the club then, just maybe, York can have a RL club to be proud of.

 

I just wish we could get a fresh start that the club desperately needs and see where that takes us.

 

 

 




#3244134 New Signing Rumour

Posted by Simon Hall on 07 December 2015 - 01:57 PM

No - the point is they have come from a higher standard/league, but their form did not 'drop off' when they signed for us

 

How can you say their form hasn't dropped off? They've gone down a division and are now playing against virtual amateurs in 70% of the games.

 

If they were performing as they had, they'd still be in the Championship and not at York that's all I'm saying.

 

Just like saying a formula 1 car is still performing even though the engine has gone but it still does a good job as a wheelbarrow.




#3243151 New Signing Rumour

Posted by Simon Hall on 04 December 2015 - 02:19 PM

Recent signings such as Tonker, Colton, Pat Smith, Nev Morrison (to name a few) have been very successful at the Knights so the statement is not accurate in my opinion

 

The 4 you've mentioned had all played in the Championship previously and Pat Smith had actually played in a Grand FInal. I'm not criticising the players as I rate them all but if you were being honest you could suggest they've actually gone backwards if they've ended up at a 4th place League 1 side with only Colton Roche getting a shot back in the higher division.




#3242778 New Signing Rumour

Posted by Simon Hall on 03 December 2015 - 02:32 PM

Possibly mate but don't think he's signed yet, spoke to a former Knights coaching staff person on Tuesday about DN, 1st words he said was 'Good player'

 

Aye he is, but so was Ian Bell, Jordan Tansey, Jamie Shaul etc etc and countless others who couldn't really be chewed playing for York.

 

The lad needs to have had a massive change in attitude to when he was last at the club that is, in his words, "The worst club in the league".




#3239050 2016 Season & Squad

Posted by Simon Hall on 25 November 2015 - 09:16 AM

Bring on the draw, hopefuly thunder get york away, I live in York so be handy for me haha

 

 

Unless it's played in Featherstone.