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Simon Hall

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#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.

#2934878 Stand Off

Posted by Simon Hall on 25 May 2014 - 06:52 PM

Brooke Broughton played well.

#2934835 Colton...

Posted by Simon Hall on 25 May 2014 - 05:40 PM

Fair play, York were much hungrier & easily outclassed Hunslet today! Although still struggling to understand why your players were celebrating like you won the league today and playing 'we are the champions' over the tannoy? Yes they've just given Hunslet a good pasting but there's a long way to go and all you've basically done is given them some extra motivation.

From today's performance Hunslet need a lot more than just motivation. A couple of half back who can actually play rugby wouldn't go amiss.

#2934725 Colton...

Posted by Simon Hall on 25 May 2014 - 03:27 PM

Anyone else hearing Colton Roche will make his debut against Hunslet this week? Not a bad player but still think Hunslet will pump you by 30+ this weekend!

Top tipping there mate. *snigger*

#2925359 Hemel at home - Sunday 3pm

Posted by Simon Hall on 06 May 2014 - 11:59 AM

Wonder if he'll let us watch a game of rugby?

#2918367 112-0 v Northumbria?

Posted by Simon Hall on 18 April 2014 - 08:13 PM

No, it was 132-0 Andy.
For shame...

They'd probably beat us now.

#2912588 Coach to Swinton

Posted by Simon Hall on 07 April 2014 - 08:17 AM

Can Knights fans please refrain from booing the opposition? It's not rugby league, it's embarrassing. Ta.



Like when they're taking kicks n that?

#2812857 Nowt much 'appening

Posted by Simon Hall on 21 October 2013 - 02:46 PM

To be fair to him, he has played a big part in teams who've been promoted out of Champ 1 in the last couple of years. If nothing else, he'd be good for a pantomime baddie.

#2812469 Nowt much 'appening

Posted by Simon Hall on 21 October 2013 - 08:50 AM

Great signing.


As long as he plays more than 3 games...

#2801760 Players in and out for 2014 and the prospects

Posted by Simon Hall on 03 October 2013 - 07:56 AM

Two more good signings ... you'd have to say that the squad is starting to look very strong for the level of competition we'll be playing in next year. 


Yep, I'd say anything less than winning the league at a canter would be a bit of a failure considering the opposition.

#2788582 Dual-Reg

Posted by Simon Hall on 13 September 2013 - 06:57 PM

Niklas at Gloucester? We'll get to sing at him then. Now, what ryhmes with Danny?