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Roger York

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  1. Clare got 3 games as well seems very harsh on both players.
  2. The worrying thing is it says that the Hull SMC has a 50 year lease with the council I hope it’s not the same at York.
  3. To be honest it’s a farce you have we have a fantastic stadium we are building a great club yet we get let down by external forces. To open one stand on Sunday was embarrassing the stand can’t have been far off full what happened when it’s full do we turn customers who wanted to pay on the day away or rush around ring stewards and open another stand?? The questionnaire we received last year I’m sure a lot of people comments would have been to sort it out even when I picked my season ticket up last year the guy in front of me was complaining to the management company about the stewards letting people sit where they want. Your right if the people who were sat in the premier seats were visiting for the first time they are very unlikely to return due to been misinformed by the stewards we want extra supporters not to be losing them before we start. Hopefully we can rectify this and look forward to talking about the academy and more positive things.
  4. He’s a good goal kicker and good in attack but watch the highlights from our home game against Fev last year and watch his defence against Gale that’s what let’s him down. He gave his all but if your defence is paper thin ultimately you become a liability, saying all that I hope it goes well for him there apart from against us.
  5. 100% agree with this, I was talking to people yesterday and one guy was saying sign players now we don’t want to miss a year of super league. I had to tell him all the players have got clubs now you can’t just sign players to make a club a sustainable club. Hopefully by getting a academy we can start producing our own players tap the local area get the kids wanting to play for York building from the bottom up will always make the club stronger for the future. For me as a York fan I would like to see them Build and improve year on year if they get to super league(personally I prefer the champIonship) great but the main thing for me is to have a sustainable healthy club which will be here for many years to come. We have all heard the promises that new owners make covering all sports but at the moment I can only take him on his word he’s saying the right things and making sense but time will tell. I hear Clint is a lifelong Penrith Panthers maybe he could use his connections back in OZ to sign Nathan Cleary in 2023??
  6. Yes it’s not good when you turn up to watch and have to ask someone to leave the seat which you have booked. It happened a lot last season even the last match against London I turned up to my booked seat to find someone sat there I explained that I had booked the seat only to be looked at and spoke to like something they had stood on. When they moved along I told them the next four seats were taken too only to be told they were season ticket holders and could sit where they wanted eventually when the family who sit there arrived they left but with further protesting it seems you qualify to sit where you please after supporting a team for over a certain number of years I must be close I have supported York for over 40 years yet I still show respect to fellow fans. It puts a downer on your match day I have booked the same seat this year but yet to sit in it because I don’t want the hassle but if it continues like last season with the seating I won’t be buying a season ticket next year just turn up on the day I go to enjoy the game and support my team not get into arguments about seating it does need sorting out ASAP. I know it has been mentioned to the stadium management company but they either don’t care or can not train there staff.
  7. A good pre season hit out to blow away the cobwebs. Butterworth looks a prospect he is still very raw I’m Sure Fordy can get the best out of him. For me Jordan Thompson looked a class act making good yardage and breaking the line. Overall a good hit out looking forward to the Cas game.
  8. Yes I tried early this afternoon and could not get on there must be a problem.
  9. He looked a good prospect I hope he does well at Wakefield
  10. Good player is Jack I remember when he started out for Hull looked a classy player. We have good completion all over the backs now personally would like to see a bit more completion in the back row but overall the squad looks strong. Hopefully Joe Porter will resign depending how he gets over his knee injury he always gives his all would be nice to get James Macdonell back but I doubt that will happen.
  11. Really happy with that he looked class when fit. Would like to see a bit more competition in the back row though but squad looking good.
  12. Good resigning does a lot of work that goes unnoticed tackles his heart out. Another who got better second half of the season, the squad looking good.
  13. Glad he has signed for another year I thought he was strong second half of season hopefully he can just play back row instead of in the half’s.
  14. Who would you want as your new coach? To be fair to Webster he only lost 2 games all season I think you would accept that every season? But going off topic I know the holy grail for a lot of clubs is super league but in reality what would you prefer to be in a competitive league like the championship where any team can beat another on there day or play in a lop sided super league where the only 4 teams have won the grand final (I may be wrong here but Wigan, saints, Leeds and Bradford) where any club getting promoted has the odds stacked against them. As a York fan I’m undecided obviously I would be ecstatic if they got there but once this had worn of and the reality of how promoted teams are handicapped in terms of recruitment attracting the right players maybe promoted teams should be exempt from relegation for 2 years to give them chance to build it’s a tough one.
  15. You can’t buy a team you have to build one as we found out. It’s good Newcastle are going full time they look like there doing a good job up there they have been building for a few years now similar to ourselves. I wish them well they have a massive catchment area with Newcastle and Sunderland so the potential is enormous. The problem they have is recruiting players who play in the championship who may have a career outside rugby or a good job would they be willing to sign a 1 or 2 year contract to give there career/job up? Can these players earn more playing part time boosting there wages from playing part time semi pro? Also you could just attract the players who are money oriented looking for as much as possible or washed up super league players looking for a easy last pay day it is a awkward one when recruiting. Personally I would like to see a team all committed to the club and playing for each other with a connection with the fans and even when they get beat I can go home after watching knowing they have give there all.
  16. Solid player but I felt he never reached his potential. Wish him all the best and thanks for his efforts.
  17. I would imagine and hope that the club do know the attendances after all they are running a business where income is generated from paying spectators and if they don’t know how many have paid I would find this baffling and so would the tax man. I don’t know why they are not announcing crowds I have always look to see how many turn up but I have to say the management company that runs the ticketing is beyond poor my season ticket still did not work I hope it’s all sorted for next season.
  18. Well done Whitehaven fantastic achievement especially when lots had you down for relegation all the best for the play offs hope you ruffle a few more feathers yet.
  19. Yes agree tough old season and we can look forward to next season hopefully we will learn from our recruitment and get a younger hungry side. I would like to see Kirmond stay too he’s a class player his defence is great and will be a good example for our younger players. Good to see Corey Johnson there to cheer us on class player I doubt it will happen but would love to see him back next season. Finally I think London deserve a big wrap they stayed on the pitch and clapped our players at the presentation good show of respect.
  20. I look at other teams threads I like to see what’s going on in the Championship maybe I’m sad. At the end of the day it’s a public forum so anyone can post we might not agree. Oh and by the way Coolie is a fanatical Batley supporter .
  21. Morgan signed a 1 year contract with us, he turned up did pre season trading unfortunately got injured which rules him out for the year he will have been through a lot of pain and rehab through no fault of his own or ours. I’m sure there is nothing in the contract stating he owes us a year in case he got injured I think that’s been unfair on him and I’m sure he would have loved to have played every game this year. If he wants to move on it’s his choice and good luck to him but at the moment it’s only rumours and as mentioned before players come players go and if he was made to stay another year because he allegedly owes us then I’m sure we wouldn’t get the best out of him. I just want to see players here who want to play for the club and be proud to wear the shirt after all reputations aren’t everything as we have seen this year.
  22. It’s a farce to be honest my season ticket still does not work I had to go to the ticket office the guy there told me the stewards should have let me in and someone was sat in my reserved seat they told me the steward told them to sit where they wanted they had no problem moving but it’s not good. Regarding attendances the club has to know how can you run a business where income comes from spectators and not know how many are there or is it a case of the management company just giving them a random amount after every match? So when you hand your accounts in and they ask what income was generated from spectators do you say no idea??
  23. Do you think the speeding up of the game so much has contributed to so many injuries I think most championship clubs have had large injury lists? As a club we have suffered more than most even though I don’t agree with it we have had to use the loan market so much this year and if we did not we would have ended playing players who are injured then risking them getting injured more it’s been a nightmare. The reality is these players are part time the rules have been changed basically for the top level the NRL and Super league who are all full time and have greater levels of fitness and that’s no disrespect to championship and league one players. Something has to change if the money is significantly reduced for outside super league will players want to risk regular injuries for less money will they drift back to the amateur game and if so how does it leave the game outside super league?
  24. All fans of all clubs don’t like been realistic we all have a hope that it’s going to be our year or we are going to get on a run it’s what keeps us turning up week in year out. I have respect for all rugby fans in the lower leagues all these clubs have been through hard times but the fans stick by them would be great to get more at these clubs and ours but unfortunately a lot of the younger generation want instant success. I know a guy in his twenties who has switched from supporting Wakefield then to Leeds then to ST Helens madness give me my home town club everyday of the week. At the start of next season we will all be dreaming it’s going to be the year and the signings are great the players that left were no good even if they were we will focus on all the positives forget the negatives and Coolie will be on here rubbing our noses in it again which we deserve sometimes. So next season we will be promoted fill the stadium every week after York sign Tom Trbojevic, Nathan Cleary and Payne Haas to boost the squad but they are not guaranteed starters.
  25. Well done today you thoroughly deserved your win. I thought Brough ran the show for you his kicking is class and a shame for you he was not fit all season would love him in our side. From our point of view brave performance we never looked like winning but gave it a dig injuries told again especially in the forwards and stopped our go forward but that’s been the same story all year. Strange year for York promised so much but it’s not turned out well but at least we saw some live rugby which it’s all about let’s regroup and look to build for next year hopefully Fordy will have learnt a lot from players when it’s not gone well he will know who’s turned up and put a shift in and clear out the ones who have not.
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