Peter G.

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  1. Peter G.

    Attendances - Updated R16

    Sorry AB but it might be 4,998 cos we're on holiday ☹️
  2. Peter G.

    match day

    Think the Donny fans were scattered John which didn't help their cause at all. That's two weeks running our defence has seen us through cos apart from the late tries our attack is sadly misfiring, nearly lost count of the times we worked hard to get into their 20 then looked clueless as to what to do next. Don't wish to take anything away from Donnys determined efforts but we are making it oh so hard for ourselves by wasting field position. But as you say a win is a win.
  3. Peter G.

    R15 Toon on Tour

    Thought their no 6 Lewis Young was man of the match by a mile, we found him difficult to handle. IMO for much of the match Thunder looked the better side and it was only our tight defence that kept us in it at times. We sorely missed the leadership of our senior players and the guile of Connor . Having said all that we did well to find a way to win against a very determined Thunder.
  4. Peter G.

    Next up: North Wales

    Like many I've said we need another specialist half but credit where credits due. Ben had a stormer yesterday and caused Town all sorts of problems. I would agree that he needs to be busy and might be wasted on the wing but originally thought he would be used more at fullback. If he continues to play like yesterday we'll all be happy but it remains to be seen if he can. Whatever, he is a great signing. Talking of great signings, Tim Spears continues to prove he is one of the best. His appetite for hard work is immense and he always leads by example.
  5. Peter G.

    Colin Forsyth

    When I was a lad first saw Colin playing alongside my brother Paul for Heworth, seem to remember he was a young centre then but developed into one of the best and strongest forwards York has produced. His son Craig did him proud and gave good service to his home town club. Commiserations to family.
  6. Peter G.

    Haven sunday

    If clubs ran a reserve team as in the past there would be little need if any for dual reg.
  7. Peter G.

    R8 Hunslet

    Yes, Fordy appeared to say no re Ackos injury query and sounded uneasy when saying he didnt wish to talk about it, summat not right here me thinks. As for the entertaining match, sure Fordy will be having a good look at how we allowed Hunslet back into it at 24 nil. Also, watching the Huns halfbacks take control in the second half reminded me that after all the euphoria in recent weeks we are still lacking a quality stand off half, we had one or two chances to kill the game off late on but seemed to lack a bit of guile. Anyway, a wins a win so well done everybody, and Hunslet fans can be proud of their teams fight back.
  8. Peter G.

    Gav Wilson

    Oh, that's a relief then, thought Gav must be going on loan to Hull K.R.
  9. Peter G.

    Telly viewing figures

    Yes, many of those extra 400 were in The Punch Bowl before the match. There were some 'elderly' ex local amateur players who I haven't seen for ages, the pub was like it used to be in Clarence Street days. The buzz was terrific, and was carried over to Bootham Crescent where the club and the players duly delivered. Great stuff!!
  10. Peter G.

    We're York and we're proud of it

    Well said John, all concerned should be congratulated for their contributions. During the game I never really thought that we were quite strong enough to win cos of the danger they posed once in our twenty BUT its got to be said that often Catalan were only in our danger area cos of those dubious decisions that piggybacked them up the field. I've never been one to blame refs for lost games but like many today I was incensed by some of those calls, a super league side shouldn't need the help of officials but at times they did appear to get it from the ref with the touch judges largely uninvolved. Once again, thanks to all for a memorable day.
  11. Peter G.

    Press Coverage.

    It's good to hear alternative views on here and long may it continue. Perhaps my views are coloured by my recollections of The Yorkshire Evening Press which not only had up to date news but a Saturday evening green/pink sports edition. IMO a lot better than the current rag but as I say I may be suffering from 'good old days' syndrome. Anyway, as keyboard warriors at least we are saving our voices for Sunday. Up the Kneets, ESSAI REFUSE!!
  12. Peter G.

    Press Coverage.

    Yes, this is all very odd. I'm certainly no apologist for our cr#p Local Press but as Spanish said above at least PM used to do regular diaries etc even when the club was an embarrassment. If PM is unavailable the Sports Editor should have made sure that the brilliant people now running the Knights were rewarded for their efforts. Shame on them.
  13. Peter G.

    Press Coverage.

    Sorry. Let's hang PM before he can reply to Clarence's and my question. Having said that, if he isn't ill and is in 'control' then he def needs his knuckles rapped for letting our club down.
  14. Peter G.

    Press Coverage.

    Our 'local' Press deserves plenty of criticism for this weeks lack of support, but maybe PM had no input regarding this weeks sports pages? Like most fans I've looked every day expecting to see articles covering the build up towards Sunday's special occasion, instead the coverage given to the worst York City side in living memory is staggering. Well done Clarence for pointing out this shameful omission.
  15. Peter G.

    Cas 41 Catalans 0

    In a game they knew they couldn't win, the dragons rested three players for next week, most notably PNG international Paul Aiton and potential match winner Greg Bird, ex Aussie international. IMO Bird is key to them playing well next week, he tends to make them tick. Shows they are concerned.