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  1. We usually go to the Featherstone WMC.
  2. Cheapest parking is Sainsburys Fossbank. £4 for 4 hours.
  3. Headaches just worn off. Return bus ticket to York station £4.40. Onto 13.17 direct train to Bradford £19 return. Stopped at every little station eventually arriving at 14.29. £7 taxi to Odsal.£25 into ground. Never had a pint before or during the game. Good banter .Every York pass was forward! Our defence was great especially when we picked up a Bulls forward and took him over our dead ball line giving us the restart. Ash Robson was involved in everything until he had to come off.Harry Carter was non stop.Every York pass was forward. The lead cheerleader had a bad looking accident I hope shes ok. At least 50 York fans there. Went into Q Gardens bar afterwards and caught up with an old mate who gave me lift back to York dropped me off at Bootham Tavern 19.30. Enjoyed rest of the night with some tightwad mates who never went but listened to the game hunched over the wireless. Another good day out. Worth every penny. Every York pass was forward!!
  4. Will be staying in Carcassonne at the end of April while also visiting Toulouse to support York v TOXIII. We need to know of any decent bars/clubs we could visit, or indeed anything RL related. See voo play!
  5. Anyone going by train on Sunday?
  6. Had a good day at Heavy Woollen. Started out Sunday a.m. direct train to Dewsbury. Couple of John Smiths in Wetherspoons £1.89 a pint. Good banter with some sheeplovers who kindly ordered us taxis to Hanging Heaton WMC where they were heading. More beer and banter then 400m walk to the stadium. £16 entry. More beer which was far too cold to enjoy but needs must. First half we were awful and didnt look like scoring but when Horney was introduced we were a different side. Great win and just had to laugh at a couple of Ramsupporters playing hell about the Ref but have to say we had a good laugh with most we met. Back to the WMC then taxi for 6oclock train back to York. In the Tavern for 7. Great day out. Hope to give an awayday report as much as poss this season.
  7. At least 20 Yorkies now doing Manchester - Carcassone
  8. Carcassone flights now £54 return.
  9. Yes the match was supposed to be played in Figueres Spain but they moved it to Carcassone. We flew to Barcelona stayed there one night. Then train upto Figueres then CatalanTour bus to Carcassone. Bit hectic but great experience.
  10. Carcassone for me as well. £63 return from Manchester great value. Love Carcassone .Saw Catalans v Cas there in the dragons first season and a Lord Derby Cup Final there the day before we went to Perpignan to watch the Knights get bowled over by Catalans. Good rugby town.
  11. On the eve of the centenary of the end of WW1 i can recommend a must-read 'The Greatest Sacrifice'-Fallen Heroes of the Northern Union. An amazingly well researched book that tells the stories of the 69 professional players who gave their lives. Though there are no York players listed in the 69,but there are York connections right throughout the book. Such as the York born Robert Randerson who is on the front cover.There is a newspaper match report from the 1914 match between Hunslet and ourselves where York turned up with only 6 men as the rest had enlisted.The VC winner John Harrison who taught at St Johns College and played for York before joining Hull. All emotional and poignant stories. Tomorrow at 11am I will be thinking of these people and all the others who suffered and I will think of them again when im at Elland Rd for the England v New Zealand test.
  12. Pete of course i remember Con Jenkins. Great character and apparently was a hard player who was on the verge of selection for the 1946 GB tour of Oz but missed out for whatever reason(he always seemed bitter about it.) As for Welshmen who played for York i think we underestimate how many players came to us and how much we owe them. Even going back to pre-war teams, just look at the names of the players in our Wembley side v Halifax. Were all the Welsh names just a coincidence? And of course our greatest international and GB tourist Norman Fender was a proud Welshman. I would recommend watching 'The Rugby Codebreakers' to actually appreciate what prejudice and snobbery these men and their families had to face.
  13. The Bootham Tavern in errm Bootham is RL friendly. if its not already on just ask and they will put it on a screen.
  14. 15 of us travelling to Liverpool from York on Sunday and just paid for tickets to the Leeds test. Doing our bit. Be proactive people.
  15. Anybody who cant make it to Worky the match is being streamed live on the big screen at The Bootham Tavern. Cant vouch for the quality sorry
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