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Simon Hall

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#3057793 The Good Doctor

Posted by Simon Hall on 20 January 2015 - 09:12 AM

Have a word with him and see if he fancies another club will you?

#3054958 York City Knights v Hull

Posted by Simon Hall on 12 January 2015 - 03:55 PM

Aye - and just how much money has the match day bar & local pubs lost out on...


...and the company who prints the programmes.

#3052945 Council statement

Posted by Simon Hall on 07 January 2015 - 04:39 PM

Company information - http://www.bizdb.co....mited-04500503/


Share issue opportunity - http://www.loverugby...initiative.html


Did anyone buy those "shares"? Did those "shares" actually get anyone any shares in York City Knights Ltd? 1000 shares at £240, how much of the business was up for sale? if it was 100% that values it at £240,000, if only 49% (JG retaining 51% majority) that values it at £490k. Who valued it at that? Also it was a repeat yearly payment of £240 per share, if you look at it over 5 years that's a value of about £2.5m for the fans to have a 49% share. Biggest load of ###### I've ever seen was that.


Posted by Simon Hall on 28 October 2014 - 07:17 PM

Him and Grimmer at half back and Jack Lee at no 9, what a mouthwatering prospect, eh lads

Aye, I imagine the rest of the Championship are potting themselves.


Posted by Simon Hall on 15 October 2014 - 07:17 AM

Jack Lee where he belongs lads, thanks

Just wait and see who we're getting to replace him!


Posted by Simon Hall on 06 October 2014 - 01:24 PM

Dream on mate. Already signed 2 more of your players to go with Jack Lee. Watch this space !


If you're signing players that ultimately failed for us this year playing under the coach of the year, they're not going to do much good for you in a much, much harder league next year playing under Barry Eaton are they? You crack on lads, take who you like!

#3006047 Next Season

Posted by Simon Hall on 02 October 2014 - 07:10 AM

Can't argue with any of that Andy, hope we get the coach sorted soon, quickly followed by getting players sorted, personally I would settle for finish in top 5 play off places (if that's still the case) next year

Us fans certainly need some positive news after the last 2 weeks & think it will really hit home watching the tv at 4pm this Sunday

I think we'll be even more fed up come Monday, depending on who goes up.

#3004890 Gary Thornton

Posted by Simon Hall on 30 September 2014 - 08:09 AM

Sad to see GT be made to leave, top bloke and a superb coach who has worked wonders on a shoestring budget, although I'm sure there's others who would like to take credit for that. Even put some of his own money into Squadbuilder by standing order every month, not many coaches (nor Knights fans for that matter!!) would even do that.


Best of luck for the future Gary, even if you come up against us cos it's the least you deserve.

#3004448 Gary Thornton

Posted by Simon Hall on 29 September 2014 - 01:07 PM

If the replacement coach is not someone who has coached at a decent level (championship /superleague reserve grade/academy) then this will surley be seen as a backward step or indeed a cheap option.


The latter is generally standard for us isn't it?

#2997949 I haven't been this nervous about a semi...

Posted by Simon Hall on 18 September 2014 - 12:32 PM

And you're going on a "camping expedition" with 2 blokes instead of going to the game.

#2993413 Saltonstall

Posted by Simon Hall on 11 September 2014 - 08:30 PM

Come on JG get him signed up for a couple of years.


#2988952 New Stadium

Posted by Simon Hall on 05 September 2014 - 12:01 PM

Club statement here: http://www.yorkcityk...s/Article/36021


Although that tells us absolutely nowt. Would be nice to actually see some facts and figures to back up what York City Knights RLFC are apparently going to lose overall. 


Personally, I can think of nothing grimmer than carrying on at HS in it's current state with "the club" surviving from a few functions in a grubby bar which help us scrape by at Champ 1 level. Moving to BC for a couple of years and promoting the club in a positive light gives us chance to claw back some of the lost supporters before we move back to a decent, modern facility at Monks Cross which should help us at least double current attendances - surely that increase to 1000 average alone will make more money than the non-matchday functions in BAR13?.


Needs to be some proper foresight about the future of RL  and sport in general in York, not just how it benefits certain people.

#2986641 New Stadium

Posted by Simon Hall on 01 September 2014 - 03:24 PM

Someone on the YCFC forum has stated: "The Knights will get their matchday revenue from all stadium facilities. YCFC will do likewise. YCFC will also realise the revenue from non-match days."


I think it's the last bit which is the problem, basically we get revenue from Bar13 when it's hired out for functions etc on non-matchdays but we won't when the new stadium comes, YCFC will. Difficult to sort it fairly TBH, only way is for the Knights to have their own bar/function suite to do with as they wish a bit like the Phoenix Bar at Hunslet.

#2978902 Hunslet away Sunday

Posted by Simon Hall on 17 August 2014 - 04:56 PM

Think you'd be mouthing off if the ref had just given a try with 5 to go when there was a clear knock on in the build up.


#2972278 Gateshead at home - 3pm Sunday

Posted by Simon Hall on 06 August 2014 - 10:53 AM

I hope that loopy Gateshead photographer will be at the game, excellent entertainment.