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#3166415 Community Stadium

Posted by Simon Hall on 27 July 2015 - 09:22 PM

Oh dear. Round 2

Nah, you lads go enjoy your rugby.

#3166403 Community Stadium

Posted by Simon Hall on 27 July 2015 - 09:08 PM

Chuffed to bits for you all.Now you can look to the future with optimism and confidence. Good luck.

There's been no change as far as I and many others are concerned. It was never about the stadium.


Posted by Simon Hall on 07 July 2015 - 10:34 AM

Total bo**ocks Simon - we wouldn't be allowed to play on your new mates new grass anyway would we?? - so if you wanted Sunday would have to be at Fev



Had he or his "directors" signed up at anytime up to Monday 23rd June 2015, we'd have been able to play the game at Bootham Crescent. But they didn't, so we can't. You can't expect a professional football league club to allow their pitch to be dug up to allow rugby posts to be fitted with the correct footings at the start of the season, just weeks after having it sorted at their cost.


It's just not sinking in with you is it Col? Don't even know why I'm debating anything with someone who takes what a clown like Guildford says as gospel anyway, may as well play chess with a pigeon.


Posted by Simon Hall on 07 July 2015 - 08:25 AM

No, that's what happens when you can't get Heworth's ground for Sunday...

Anyway, bit in paper today, RFL say we have not been given permission to play all our home games at Heworth, its done on a match to match basis.
Also sounds like discussions on the bigger picture are still happening.



Shouldn't need Heworth's ground at all but you keep sticking up for your mate won't you?

#3149917 what's the big secret

Posted by Simon Hall on 30 June 2015 - 07:03 AM

I think the sport in general is on a downward spiral outside superleague. The crowds compared with 10 maybe 15 yes ago is shocking.In the time when they no promotion or relegation I think people got fed up.What's the point in supporting a club when you know they could only get so far due to not having fancy ground and bags of cash.Its about what happens on the pitch.And they called rugby union elitist(just my opinion).

But when you know you can have a fancy ground and bags of cash, playing at an amateur ground and having no money is quite galling.

#3149607 what's the big secret

Posted by Simon Hall on 29 June 2015 - 02:03 PM

Nope - so are we saying York City Knights finishes 1 day, next day York Knights is formed, new company, new club, keep all the players, keep all our points and carry on as if nowt's changed? Yep - sure the RFL would go along with that


Like they did with Bradford, Keighley, Doncaster, Oldham...

#3149584 what's the big secret

Posted by Simon Hall on 29 June 2015 - 01:17 PM

What I was told Gary



Did you buy shares when they did that share issue as well Col?

#3149490 what's the big secret

Posted by Simon Hall on 29 June 2015 - 10:17 AM

 well according to a well informed fellow fan, the RFL would not let the club back in for 2 years so that would be the end


The same fan who claims he used to be pilot flying Vulcan Bombers, owned several of the rarest motorbikes ever made, claims to be a personal friend of Arnold Schwarzenegger and insists he's a shareholder in the club despite having been shown actual proof he isn't?


That well informed fan? 

#3148443 what's the big secret

Posted by Simon Hall on 27 June 2015 - 03:43 PM

However, I do think this is disrespectful to the coaching staff and players. These lads are busting a gut for the club even though they cannot like the situation any more than the fans do. Their commitment and loyalty are amazing (read James Ford in Saturday's Press).

I know you and others have personal issues with the owner but I, as an ordinary fan, just want to keep supporting the team as long as it continues to exist. Unfortunately, unless drastic changes occur, I cannot see that being beyond this season. I'll be at Heworth tomorrow, Oldham next Sunday, and wherever else the rollercoaster takes us.

Well aren't you a hero. I'll be spending my money where it's appreciated.

#3147785 what's the big secret

Posted by Simon Hall on 26 June 2015 - 02:22 PM

Gutted to hear this simon hall and peter g.a shame when a certain person drives you away from the thing you love


I suspect he'll be delighted to have upset so many people TBH, it's the sort of person he is.

#3147712 what's the big secret

Posted by Simon Hall on 26 June 2015 - 12:40 PM

Sad to see its got that bad.Why cant these people just ###### off?I think if people do get cheesed off they will find something else to do on match day.Sad state of affairs all round.


People do find something else to do on a matchday, then they get more "into" that activity so they don't come back, whether it be fishing, golf or going to B&Q.


I've started doing something else with my Sunday's now, and the club had very few people more diehard than me. I miss the rugby but I'm not prepared to go somewhere where my custom isn't appreciated and I'm made to feel as if I'm one of the people at fault for the club's woes.


As soon as the club is in better hands I'll be back though, as will possibly thousands of others.

#3139200 Rochdale

Posted by Simon Hall on 12 June 2015 - 11:08 AM

Confirmation at last.   This is what I have thought all along was the hidden agenda, which others, e.g. Simon Hall, have been denying.   What worries me is how sympathetic the RFL would be, given that the present club is only 13 years old.


I don't want the club to go bust. I want Guildford to hand it over to someone else for it to be run properly but he'll only do that if someone gives him a ridiculous amount of money and most wouldn't give him the steam off their...


So the only real way for it to be run properly is if it goes bust and starts again without him.


So it needs to go bust for it to have a good future, and I want it to have a good future. 


I'd rather it didn't go bust though.

#3137286 Rochdale

Posted by Simon Hall on 08 June 2015 - 01:06 PM

a city as large as York the council should be doing it's utmost to sort out a ground and get the club buzzing again 


You mean like building the people of York a £41m 8000 seater stadium complex and letting us play at Bootham Crescent until it's built? That'd be a great idea you'd have thought.

#3137203 Rochdale

Posted by Simon Hall on 08 June 2015 - 11:18 AM

Another superb performance yesterday.   "Top of the league. You're having a laugh."   I guess the likes of Deano and Simon Hall must get a bit uncomfortable to see displays like this.   It doesn't help their aim of shutting the club down.   By the way, was there a demonstration?   Admittedly, I didn't arrive until 2.30 but saw no evidence of it.


A few more Knights supporters in attendance, I think (though there were a fair few from Rochdale).   For those who are still staying away:   What are you thinking?   There is so much all-round ability in this team.   They are a joy to watch and deserve more support.   James Ford praises the fans, but we need more.


The director whose interview with Sharon was played on Radio York after the match actually sounded quite sensible and articulate regarding the ground situation.   Or am I just deluding myself?


Wherever next week's game is played (maybe not Heworth, then), please try and get to it and enjoy another few dozen points against the Skolars.


I'm not aiming to have the club shut down you utter fool, I just want rid of the farcical ownership and the club to be as successful as it can be. 


I was there yesterday and paid £15 to watch + fuel money (even though I should have got a season ticket for the £1000 worth of sponsorship they've had off me), I could have spent the day with my family but I decided to go support the team I've supported for 30 years. 


I'd say more telling than any protest was not those who were there but the 1000's of York people who like RL who weren't, but you keep going on about this wonderful team and try and spread the word, see how much success you have in getting more fans to watch. 

#3133624 Fun Bus to York.....errrr.....Featherstone.....errr.... to play York at Feath...

Posted by Simon Hall on 02 June 2015 - 09:49 AM

Next Sunday's away game, (7th June), against York is to be played at Featherstone and the Fun Bus will pick up outside the Flying Horse at 12.00. Anyone wishing to book a seat or seats can do so by either putting a post on here, ringing the Club Office or letting Wendy know.

Sorry this post is so late in coming but, even though Hornets had been trying to find out where this fixture was due to be played, no response from York was forthcoming and so the Featherstone ground was arranged on their behalf !






As a Knights supporter I can only apologise on the club's behalf. The people who "run" the club are an embarrassment to the game.