I'm glad we live in a compact City. Like you say it's easy to walk around, although I wouldn't fancy walking from Acomb to Monks Cross! Acomb to Heslington is about 4 miles, so if you're doing that in half an hour, you're a hell of a walker!
I've lived all over the country when I was in the Forces. York is bigger than Portsmouth, Brighton, Exeter, Oxford, Cambridge to name a few cities I've lived in and around. Norwich is about the same size. Historical cities are generally very compact, and easy to get around. We don't have the big industrial areas that other cities have, that have wasteland that sprawls for miles.
There's so much potential here for a big successful club, especially with the amount of young fans we have now. I see a lot more people in Knights shirts than any other RL shirt, which wouldn't have been the case even two or three years ago. The club connects so well with it's support in the region, as well as constantly trying to attract new support. Everything is about growing the game here, and to see the amount of people getting onboard with it is amazing to see. The first time I saw York play was at Huntington Stadium in around 2001. I was 14, we got battered by Workington, and the attendance was around 250, and about 100 of them were Workington fans. Plenty of ups and downs since then of course, but nothing comes close to the up we're on now! Long may it continue.
Rambled on a bit there, apologies.
Up tha Super League Kneets!