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JonT

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  1. 4 minutes ago, Bullmania said:

    Every team coach is going complain but you’ve come got the two points and don’t have to come again this season where 1 win 6 losses at home counting cup. Where 5 wins and 1 losses away counting cup proves where we want to play expansive rugby and getting to do that away from home.

    Can't be fun watching your team play on that pitch every other week. Really enjoyed the rivalry that has come about between us over the last few seasons, and there's been some cracking games during that time. Look forward to seeing you for a more open game at the LNER.

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    Interesting what you say about the pitch Bullmania. Fordy was less than complimentary about it after the game.

    Loads of hysterics on SM from Bulls fans talking about relegation form. You're a way better team than that. It wasn't easy today, and i dont imagine there'll be too much between the teams for the return match later in the season.

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  3. 2 minutes ago, Gav Wilson said:

    Just a fan now mate. Joe Smith took over media duties at the start of 2021 in a full time role and is doing a brilliant job.

    I was only ever a volunteer, but I'm proud of the small part I played in helping the club turn it's image around and restore credibility in 2017, and grow it's engagement in 2018-2020.  A top Championship club demanded a full time commitment to take the media side to the next level, and Joe was in a much better position than me to facilitate that. 🙂 

    You did a great job Gav. Undoubtedly a crucial part of the team that created a buzz around the place that, ultimately, facilitated our escape from league 1 anonymity or even worse. It's not just about what happens on the field, what happens off the field is equally as important. You helped build a family feeling to the club that, sad to say, i don't think is there any more.

    I take my hat off to you 🤠 and thank you for all your efforts. 

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  4. 31 minutes ago, AB Knight said:

     

    No attendance given again - I’m going for 1500 ish. A bit disappointing really, that’s 5 league wins on the bounce and we are in 3rd. In previous years we’ve done armed forces day, LGBT day, retro round etc. This season it seems we pushed the Fev game and then not much since. I’m hoping with a full off season the new owner will come up with ideas and make match day more of an experience. 

    Was thinking just the same earlier today. I seem to remember Kinghts having the odd presence in the city centre as well. Need to do something to grow these crowds. I know quite a few older supporters who have given up due to the hassle of getting tickets. And before anyone says it isn't a problem, it is to someone in their 70s or 80s who has spent decades handing over their money on the gate. 

    Almost gave up myself, but caved and bought season tickets instead, which was a struggle from a money perspective.

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  5. 39 minutes ago, spanishknight said:

    Think Fordy took O'Hagan off because the game was already won and not to risk any injuries, we're nearly a third of the way through the season and there's bigger games to come.

    Spot on, and Fordy said as much after the game -

    "...I started influencing it by taking players off and chopping and changing.

    “That wasn’t the best thing to do for today’s outcome and the scoreline. But it was the best thing to do in terms of next week and the week after.”

    https://www.yorkpress.co.uk/sport/20074183.york-city-knights-most-improved-team-since-round-one/

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  6. 1 hour ago, rhinos78 said:

    Some really good results you are putting together. Looking forward to watching tye highlights.

     

    How did Levi go? Any try involvments?

    He was awful, you wouldn't want him back. Can we keep him? 😁

    Had a great game again. A key part in a couple of tries, solid in defence, always a threat when he gets rhe ball and has a hell of hand off. He's obviously worked hard to learn the Knights plays and he looks like he's been in the squad from day one. 

    But yes, you should come across and take a look for yourself. There's some great rugby happening in the Championship this year.

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  7. 47 minutes ago, spanishknight said:

    Next season will be the same as this in the championship, no matter what time games are played people will moan.

     

    You are right, SK. And on reflection I realise there are worse things happen to far better people. This is only rugby after all. But season tickets are promoted by clubs on a value for money basis, so to have some of that value eroded at no fault of the purchaser does, in my opinion, justify a degree of highlighting. 500 quid all in one go was a hell of an outlay for me! I certainly don't don't think it is fair to just dismiss this as moaning and to shut down discussion. 

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  8. 53 minutes ago, Stirlin said:

    Not the clubs fault though is it , the RFL agreed to Prem sports covering these matches and I doubt the club has any say on which night these games are played.

    Absolutely. But i would say that it is even less the fault of supporters.

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  9. 1 minute ago, Wiggyroad said:

    I said this from when it was first announced. I still say it won't work long term and once again for me it is another game I won't be able to attend.My season ticket is a waste of time and I won't renew it next season 

    Yep. Got season tickets for me, my dad, the wife and the kids. 

    Evening games on a school night mean kids can't come, which means the other half can't come. Second time this has happened. Plus my dad is in mid 80s so couldn't go to the last evening game as he couldn't have stood the cold. 

    Pretty cheesed off with this if I'm honest, having stumped up the 500 quid to support the club. How are they supporting us in return?

  10. 24 minutes ago, spanishknight said:

    Thought the atmosphere was great yesterday infact the best we've had at the new stadium, think the players responded to it as well.

    Agree 100% The crowd yesterday were magnificent. No better way to spend a Sunday afternoon - sun on my face, pint in my hand, some fantastic entertainment, and a good old sing song. 

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  11. Well I said that having all 3 half backs in the 17 would be madness. However, fortune-teller Fordy must have known Ellis would do his hamstring and need to go off. Goes to show what I know 🤣

    In Fordy's genius we trust!! 

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  12. 11 minutes ago, spanishknight said:

    Looks like 2Ps is playing Sunday and Fordy said he could play all 3 halfbacks, hope he doesn't mess about with the team this week.

    Madness if he did. Hopefully just a bit of kidology. 

  13. A win on the road is always one to celebrate. 3 from 5 in the league, still in the cup, and the only losses are to the runaway favourites. I'd have taken that at the start of the season.

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  14. 17 minutes ago, ThunderLeague said:

    Thank you everyone for the kind messages! My foot is now facing the right way which is a good start 😂

    Should find out more about the damage in the next few days with a scan 

    @ThunderRugby & @YorkKnightsRLFC medical/stadium staff were amazing with me and my family, Thank you!

    That's good to hear. Good luck with the rehab 👍

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  15. 40 minutes ago, spanishknight said:

    Looks like James Claire could play for us after joining on loan from Castleford.

    Really liked James when he was with us last. A great organiser - never stopped talking - and did a pretty job with the ball in hand. 

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