Thousands turn out for York City victory parade

Thousands turn out for York City victory parade

The open top bus in Coney Street

York City goalkeeper Michael Ingham wears the promotion trophy as the open top bus tours the City centre

The crowds outside the Mansion House

The bus leaving Bootham Crescent. Pic posted on twitter by @kerroncross

First published in News York Press: Photograph of the Author by , jennifer.bell@thepress.co.uk

JUBILANT York City players were met with roaring cheers as they paraded through the city to celebrate their historic Wembley double.

City-centre streets became a sea of red, white and blue yesterday evening as thousands celebrated the Minstermen’s stunning triumphs, which have seen them land the first major trophy in the club’s 90-year history and promotion back to the Football League.

Supporters chanted and cheered and basked in the spring sunshine, as City’s players, management, staff and directors took an open-topped bus ride from Bootham Crescent to the Mansion House.

The FA Trophy and play-off trophy were displayed from the bus as it wound its way along Bootham, Blake Street, Davygate, Parliament Street and Coney Street.

Crowds were already packing behind barriers outside the Mansion House in St Helen’s Square at 5pm, more than an hour before the bus was due to arrive and chants of “We Are York!” and “We...are...going up!” rang around the square.

Katherine Chalmers, 28, from Huntington, said: “It’s lucky we got here early because there was no way we’d miss this. It feels like the whole of York is coming out to celebrate.” Nick Spence, 34, from Haxby, said there was a brilliant feeling in the city. He said: “It’s like people are walking on air.”

Matthew White, 30, from New Earswick, said: “You could just feel how happy everyone is. It’s put the pride back in the club.”

Gary Haynes, 39, from Acomb, said: “To see everybody just so happy and proud of what City have done is something really special. It’ll never be forgotten.”

City won promotion with a 2-1 victory over Luton Town at Wembley on Sunday, only eight days after winning the FA Trophy at the same venue, and three days after City of York Council approved plans for a new stadium at Monks Cross.

York City director Sophie Hicks said: “We have brought pride back to York.”

Chairman Jason McGill said: “This had been the culmination of a great eight days. Sunday’s game was the biggest in the club’s 90-year history.”

Council leader James Alexander and MP Julian Sturdy both praised the team for a fantastic season. The parade was City’s first since they were promoted to the old Second Division in 1993.

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6:05pm Mon 21 May 12

Yorkie69 says...

A great day ( well 8 days !!) Well done to a great team, a great manager, a great board who represent a great and proud club. Enjoy the well earned rest !
A great day ( well 8 days !!) Well done to a great team, a great manager, a great board who represent a great and proud club. Enjoy the well earned rest ! Yorkie69
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6:38pm Mon 21 May 12

colette says...

Well done, lads!
Well done, lads! colette
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6:49pm Mon 21 May 12

YorkieAl says...

Brilliant stuff! Lucky enough to be at Wembley for both wins, but not in York for the parade. Old enough to remember the scenes in 1984 though, and getting hauled out of the fountains in Exhibition Square by a burly copper. Happy Days again!
Brilliant stuff! Lucky enough to be at Wembley for both wins, but not in York for the parade. Old enough to remember the scenes in 1984 though, and getting hauled out of the fountains in Exhibition Square by a burly copper. Happy Days again! YorkieAl
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7:38pm Mon 21 May 12

TerryYork says...

Amazing to see so many people. Thousands and thousands. God knows how many, lining the streets.

Shows what the football club means to this city.

Eat that "Campaign for Castleford, I mean York"
Amazing to see so many people. Thousands and thousands. God knows how many, lining the streets. Shows what the football club means to this city. Eat that "Campaign for Castleford, I mean York" TerryYork
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7:47pm Mon 21 May 12

Tel1969 says...

Well done, York City!
Well done, York City! Tel1969
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9:54pm Mon 21 May 12

tomwillo1 says...

What a class week and a bit! Best few days of my life! Cant wait for next season already!! Were back where we belong!!!!!
What a class week and a bit! Best few days of my life! Cant wait for next season already!! Were back where we belong!!!!! tomwillo1
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11:32pm Mon 21 May 12

rambolanka says...

Thank you for the magic, Gary.

Probably no greater honour can come to any team than the respect of their supporters.

Today, we honoured a manager who had a great vision. Today, we honoured a team who had the courage to overcome the adversities of the game and see that vision enshrined in the club we all love today.

Today, we, the supporters you have built around you, are proud to honour you for what you have achieved in just 8 days of dedicated, selfless service for it was your vision that inspired them all to greater things.

Vision, integrity, dedication and hard work have been companions on your journey through this season and you have rightly earned the full respect of your supporters and your city.

Respect borne out of a beautiful season played with grace, strength and tenacity. A season that lit the fire of commitment and the warmth of love in our hearts.

For everything you have given us this season and for the seasons to come we offer you thanks.
Thank you for the magic, Gary. Probably no greater honour can come to any team than the respect of their supporters. Today, we honoured a manager who had a great vision. Today, we honoured a team who had the courage to overcome the adversities of the game and see that vision enshrined in the club we all love today. Today, we, the supporters you have built around you, are proud to honour you for what you have achieved in just 8 days of dedicated, selfless service for it was your vision that inspired them all to greater things. Vision, integrity, dedication and hard work have been companions on your journey through this season and you have rightly earned the full respect of your supporters and your city. Respect borne out of a beautiful season played with grace, strength and tenacity. A season that lit the fire of commitment and the warmth of love in our hearts. For everything you have given us this season and for the seasons to come we offer you thanks. rambolanka
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7:53am Tue 22 May 12

Even AndyD says...

Wow - look at that footfall! Said YCFC was good for the York economy!

Seriously - look at the headlines over the past few days, look at the comments, most read, most viewed etc in the Press. This city DOES care about its football club and its not just about the 4000 regulars we will get next season. Not that they are the same 4000 people every game and remember an average needs a much higher figure at one end.

On Sunday I had friends, family, work colleagues glued to their radio listening out for my team - people who are not YCFC fans usually. A few want to sample a match next season, lots of-course are happy just following the results on the radio or in the Press. But like I always stress, the Community stadium is about a lot more than YCFC, but then a lot more than 3000-4000 care about this club.

Thanks to Gary Mills and the players - plus the McGill family for giving York City a team to be proud of once again.
Wow - look at that footfall! Said YCFC was good for the York economy! Seriously - look at the headlines over the past few days, look at the comments, most read, most viewed etc in the Press. This city DOES care about its football club and its not just about the 4000 regulars we will get next season. Not that they are the same 4000 people every game and remember an average needs a much higher figure at one end. On Sunday I had friends, family, work colleagues glued to their radio listening out for my team - people who are not YCFC fans usually. A few want to sample a match next season, lots of-course are happy just following the results on the radio or in the Press. But like I always stress, the Community stadium is about a lot more than YCFC, but then a lot more than 3000-4000 care about this club. Thanks to Gary Mills and the players - plus the McGill family for giving York City a team to be proud of once again. Even AndyD
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8:18am Tue 22 May 12

swh1963 says...

Even AndyD wrote:
Wow - look at that footfall! Said YCFC was good for the York economy!

Seriously - look at the headlines over the past few days, look at the comments, most read, most viewed etc in the Press. This city DOES care about its football club and its not just about the 4000 regulars we will get next season. Not that they are the same 4000 people every game and remember an average needs a much higher figure at one end.

On Sunday I had friends, family, work colleagues glued to their radio listening out for my team - people who are not YCFC fans usually. A few want to sample a match next season, lots of-course are happy just following the results on the radio or in the Press. But like I always stress, the Community stadium is about a lot more than YCFC, but then a lot more than 3000-4000 care about this club.

Thanks to Gary Mills and the players - plus the McGill family for giving York City a team to be proud of once again.
Agreed - it's not just the numbers it's the passion, the strength of feeling. I somehow don't see the directors of Barnitts, Mulberry Hall etc being feted in an open top bus if their measly campaign to stave off competition had succeeded.
[quote][p][bold]Even AndyD[/bold] wrote: Wow - look at that footfall! Said YCFC was good for the York economy! Seriously - look at the headlines over the past few days, look at the comments, most read, most viewed etc in the Press. This city DOES care about its football club and its not just about the 4000 regulars we will get next season. Not that they are the same 4000 people every game and remember an average needs a much higher figure at one end. On Sunday I had friends, family, work colleagues glued to their radio listening out for my team - people who are not YCFC fans usually. A few want to sample a match next season, lots of-course are happy just following the results on the radio or in the Press. But like I always stress, the Community stadium is about a lot more than YCFC, but then a lot more than 3000-4000 care about this club. Thanks to Gary Mills and the players - plus the McGill family for giving York City a team to be proud of once again.[/p][/quote]Agreed - it's not just the numbers it's the passion, the strength of feeling. I somehow don't see the directors of Barnitts, Mulberry Hall etc being feted in an open top bus if their measly campaign to stave off competition had succeeded. swh1963
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8:28am Tue 22 May 12

paintitred says...

What a display of pride by the people of york. The people of york showed thier support for OUR football club OUR city and OUR FUTURE. Standing next to a lady last night , She wasnt a york city fan in fact she had never been to a football match in her life. But she said " its more than football it is all about showing your support for the city of york and those who have put york in the national spot light with wall to wall coverage on tv ,i just had to be here"

COUNCILLORS
HEALEY ,WATT. GALVIN AND D,AGORNE.
DONT YOU WISH YOU COULD TURN THE CLOCK BACK TO LAST THURSDAY.
AND CHANGE YOUR VOTE TO YES,
YORK SPOKE LAST NIGHT.

SINCLAIR AND YOUR ME ME ME CY4 CREW ITS LIGHTS OUT ON YOUR CAMPAIGN.

GAME SET AND MATCH TO THE COMMUNITY STADIUM.

NOW COME ON ENGLAND IN THE EUROS
What a display of pride by the people of york. The people of york showed thier support for OUR football club OUR city and OUR FUTURE. Standing next to a lady last night , She wasnt a york city fan in fact she had never been to a football match in her life. But she said " its more than football it is all about showing your support for the city of york and those who have put york in the national spot light with wall to wall coverage on tv ,i just had to be here" COUNCILLORS HEALEY ,WATT. GALVIN AND D,AGORNE. DONT YOU WISH YOU COULD TURN THE CLOCK BACK TO LAST THURSDAY. AND CHANGE YOUR VOTE TO YES, YORK SPOKE LAST NIGHT. SINCLAIR AND YOUR ME ME ME CY4 CREW ITS LIGHTS OUT ON YOUR CAMPAIGN. GAME SET AND MATCH TO THE COMMUNITY STADIUM. NOW COME ON ENGLAND IN THE EUROS paintitred
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8:39am Tue 22 May 12

Sir Alex says...

Superb evening. Travelled 200 mile round trip to be there.
The punters in Bettys were a bit taken aback but magical atmosphere. Lovely sunny evening in my home City - better than Manchester any day!
Great to shake GM and Smithy by the hand and tell them what a great job they had done for us all!
Well done everyone concerned including the supporters of this fantastic LEAGUE club!
Superb evening. Travelled 200 mile round trip to be there. The punters in Bettys were a bit taken aback but magical atmosphere. Lovely sunny evening in my home City - better than Manchester any day! Great to shake GM and Smithy by the hand and tell them what a great job they had done for us all! Well done everyone concerned including the supporters of this fantastic LEAGUE club! Sir Alex
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9:04am Tue 22 May 12

Stracqualursi says...

York City being successful? Duffy must have topped himself.
York City being successful? Duffy must have topped himself. Stracqualursi
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9:06am Tue 22 May 12

pedalling paul says...

Many years ago, I performed in a local Panto, Aladdin. When he was stuck in the magic cave and rubbed the lamp, the Genie popped out and said "Your wish is my command."
Aladdin said "Can you make York City win three matches in a row?"
Sadly the genie replied "Alas master, some things are impossible!"

I think we'll have to rewrite that bit of the script. Well done Minstermen.
Many years ago, I performed in a local Panto, Aladdin. When he was stuck in the magic cave and rubbed the lamp, the Genie popped out and said "Your wish is my command." Aladdin said "Can you make York City win three matches in a row?" Sadly the genie replied "Alas master, some things are impossible!" I think we'll have to rewrite that bit of the script. Well done Minstermen. pedalling paul
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9:06am Tue 22 May 12

JimmySealfanclub says...

Well done everyone. Feels like the London-based City fans missed out last night but we've got the memories of two Wembley trips to keep us going and loads more away games down south for us next season.

Have a good holiday lads. Reedy and Sangria should be an interesting combination!
Well done everyone. Feels like the London-based City fans missed out last night but we've got the memories of two Wembley trips to keep us going and loads more away games down south for us next season. Have a good holiday lads. Reedy and Sangria should be an interesting combination! JimmySealfanclub
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9:08am Tue 22 May 12

swh1963 says...

Michael Ingham spotted in the Halifax Building Society yesterday. He didn't stay long - they told him he was saving more than enough already.
Michael Ingham spotted in the Halifax Building Society yesterday. He didn't stay long - they told him he was saving more than enough already. swh1963
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9:18am Tue 22 May 12

walwynwasgod says...

Absolutely Fantastic. The lads and staff are a credit to the City and Football !
Absolutely Fantastic. The lads and staff are a credit to the City and Football ! walwynwasgod
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9:26am Tue 22 May 12

Andy Whyte says...

What a disgrace . Was out drinking and congratulating York fans on there win . Then saw the picture of Jason walker holding the RIP Luton sign up on the bus . All respect for York city has gone . Not a good role model . Totally discusting hope the club and he get done by the FA .
What a disgrace . Was out drinking and congratulating York fans on there win . Then saw the picture of Jason walker holding the RIP Luton sign up on the bus . All respect for York city has gone . Not a good role model . Totally discusting hope the club and he get done by the FA . Andy Whyte
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9:31am Tue 22 May 12

skilly says...

A proud time to be a York fan. The last 9 days have been amazing and I feel like I'm on top of the world. A friend of mine who is a Burnley fan was listening to the game on sunday and was cheering York on, he was desperate for us to win. Great days. The board, manager, players and everyone at the club deserve huge credit.
A proud time to be a York fan. The last 9 days have been amazing and I feel like I'm on top of the world. A friend of mine who is a Burnley fan was listening to the game on sunday and was cheering York on, he was desperate for us to win. Great days. The board, manager, players and everyone at the club deserve huge credit. skilly
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9:31am Tue 22 May 12

paintitred says...

NIMBYY ALERT!!!!!!!!
NIMBYY ALERT!!!!!!!! paintitred
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9:34am Tue 22 May 12

uhtred says...

wembley play off final again next year - unless we can outdo Fleetwood and win League 2 outright. Need the new stadium to house the trophy collection!
wembley play off final again next year - unless we can outdo Fleetwood and win League 2 outright. Need the new stadium to house the trophy collection! uhtred
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9:35am Tue 22 May 12

purpleronnie says...

Saw on Look North yesterday footage of the team travelling back from Wembley. They stopped off at a local Londis for ale and a takeaway. Good Lads! Well deserved and I have never been more proud of coming from and living in York.

Here's to the next season - things can only get better from now on!!
Saw on Look North yesterday footage of the team travelling back from Wembley. They stopped off at a local Londis for ale and a takeaway. Good Lads! Well deserved and I have never been more proud of coming from and living in York. Here's to the next season - things can only get better from now on!! purpleronnie
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9:39am Tue 22 May 12

swh1963 says...

Some good coverage here http://www.bbc.co.uk
/iplayer/episode/b01
hpv0q/Look_North_(Yo
rkshire)_21_05_2012/


Festivities resume after irrelevant 'other news' at about 25 minutes in.
Some good coverage here http://www.bbc.co.uk /iplayer/episode/b01 hpv0q/Look_North_(Yo rkshire)_21_05_2012/ Festivities resume after irrelevant 'other news' at about 25 minutes in. swh1963
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9:40am Tue 22 May 12

Sir Alex says...

Can last night's Look North be downloaded (for keeps!)?
Can last night's Look North be downloaded (for keeps!)? Sir Alex
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9:42am Tue 22 May 12

swh1963 says...

Sir Alex wrote:
Can last night's Look North be downloaded (for keeps!)?
Possibly - not at the moment but that might be because it's only just gone on the iPlayer. Keep checking.
[quote][p][bold]Sir Alex[/bold] wrote: Can last night's Look North be downloaded (for keeps!)?[/p][/quote]Possibly - not at the moment but that might be because it's only just gone on the iPlayer. Keep checking. swh1963
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9:44am Tue 22 May 12

Tug job says...

purpleronnie wrote:
Saw on Look North yesterday footage of the team travelling back from Wembley. They stopped off at a local Londis for ale and a takeaway. Good Lads! Well deserved and I have never been more proud of coming from and living in York. Here's to the next season - things can only get better from now on!!
Indeed, I chuckled at the Londis 'pit stop' - to think that cheeky blighter said we had no class! LOL
[quote][p][bold]purpleronnie[/bold] wrote: Saw on Look North yesterday footage of the team travelling back from Wembley. They stopped off at a local Londis for ale and a takeaway. Good Lads! Well deserved and I have never been more proud of coming from and living in York. Here's to the next season - things can only get better from now on!![/p][/quote]Indeed, I chuckled at the Londis 'pit stop' - to think that cheeky blighter said we had no class! LOL Tug job
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9:50am Tue 22 May 12

boyseyboy says...

congratts to all the players and supporters, it's been a long time comming but they got there sorry to have missed it but so proud to be from york
congratts to all the players and supporters, it's been a long time comming but they got there sorry to have missed it but so proud to be from york boyseyboy
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10:01am Tue 22 May 12

Sir Alex says...

Teams to win at Wembley twice in one season:
Manchester United
Chelsea
Liverpool
Arsenal
York City
+ one other (any ideas who?)
Teams to win at Wembley twice in one season: Manchester United Chelsea Liverpool Arsenal York City + one other (any ideas who?) Sir Alex
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10:09am Tue 22 May 12

johnabostock says...

Andy Whyte wrote:
What a disgrace . Was out drinking and congratulating York fans on there win . Then saw the picture of Jason walker holding the RIP Luton sign up on the bus . All respect for York city has gone . Not a good role model . Totally discusting hope the club and he get done by the FA .
JW has apologised on twitter after Millsy was noted saying he was not pleased with the comment. What a manager that shows respect to another Club and is respected by his own players. On Blue Square site, McGill telling other Clubs to keep hands off Millsy and knows how he ticks.
[quote][p][bold]Andy Whyte[/bold] wrote: What a disgrace . Was out drinking and congratulating York fans on there win . Then saw the picture of Jason walker holding the RIP Luton sign up on the bus . All respect for York city has gone . Not a good role model . Totally discusting hope the club and he get done by the FA .[/p][/quote]JW has apologised on twitter after Millsy was noted saying he was not pleased with the comment. What a manager that shows respect to another Club and is respected by his own players. On Blue Square site, McGill telling other Clubs to keep hands off Millsy and knows how he ticks. johnabostock
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10:25am Tue 22 May 12

You're Fired says...

Andy Whyte wrote:
What a disgrace . Was out drinking and congratulating York fans on there win . Then saw the picture of Jason walker holding the RIP Luton sign up on the bus . All respect for York city has gone . Not a good role model . Totally discusting hope the club and he get done by the FA .
Andy, whilst I can see your point that the sign was perhaps a little OTT you have to try and see it from Jason Walker's point of view and that of most City fans. There are a lot of Luton fans who have proven themselves to be vile people with the tirade of abuse JW has received on the internet and at games. He missed a penalty for them in last years play off final so obviously he isn't going to be Mr Popularity. However, they've gone way too far at times and I think JW's "lighthearted" response has been taken way out of context. He didn't make the sign, it was Paddy Mac who instigated the idea of getting the sign from the crowd and Jase looked more than a little embarrassed when holding it.
[quote][p][bold]Andy Whyte[/bold] wrote: What a disgrace . Was out drinking and congratulating York fans on there win . Then saw the picture of Jason walker holding the RIP Luton sign up on the bus . All respect for York city has gone . Not a good role model . Totally discusting hope the club and he get done by the FA .[/p][/quote]Andy, whilst I can see your point that the sign was perhaps a little OTT you have to try and see it from Jason Walker's point of view and that of most City fans. There are a lot of Luton fans who have proven themselves to be vile people with the tirade of abuse JW has received on the internet and at games. He missed a penalty for them in last years play off final so obviously he isn't going to be Mr Popularity. However, they've gone way too far at times and I think JW's "lighthearted" response has been taken way out of context. He didn't make the sign, it was Paddy Mac who instigated the idea of getting the sign from the crowd and Jase looked more than a little embarrassed when holding it. You're Fired
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10:27am Tue 22 May 12

TheTruthHurts says...

Andy Whyte wrote:
What a disgrace . Was out drinking and congratulating York fans on there win . Then saw the picture of Jason walker holding the RIP Luton sign up on the bus . All respect for York city has gone . Not a good role model . Totally discusting hope the club and he get done by the FA .
Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha, Did Luton fans get charged when they threw coins at the York city players?
'
RIP Luton. Beating you in the final just made it just that little bit sweeter. Hope you languish down there for a long time. RIP Luton!
[quote][p][bold]Andy Whyte[/bold] wrote: What a disgrace . Was out drinking and congratulating York fans on there win . Then saw the picture of Jason walker holding the RIP Luton sign up on the bus . All respect for York city has gone . Not a good role model . Totally discusting hope the club and he get done by the FA .[/p][/quote]Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha, Did Luton fans get charged when they threw coins at the York city players? ' RIP Luton. Beating you in the final just made it just that little bit sweeter. Hope you languish down there for a long time. RIP Luton! TheTruthHurts
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10:34am Tue 22 May 12

boyerforengland says...

Andy Whyte wrote:
What a disgrace . Was out drinking and congratulating York fans on there win . Then saw the picture of Jason walker holding the RIP Luton sign up on the bus . All respect for York city has gone . Not a good role model . Totally discusting hope the club and he get done by the FA .
Get things in perspective will you.

Jason got all sorts of threats to himself and family from the Luton scum simply for having the misfortune to miss a penalty for them.

He might have been a little misguided to display the sign but I think we can all well understand how he feels about his former "supporters".

And can you imagine the FA doing something about a homemade sign on a bus when they don't blink an eye at thuggery of the worst kind inside grounds - i.e. Kenilworth Road two years ago?

I can understand how you might be a little disappointed with the sign but mountains out of molehills comes to mind.
[quote][p][bold]Andy Whyte[/bold] wrote: What a disgrace . Was out drinking and congratulating York fans on there win . Then saw the picture of Jason walker holding the RIP Luton sign up on the bus . All respect for York city has gone . Not a good role model . Totally discusting hope the club and he get done by the FA .[/p][/quote]Get things in perspective will you. Jason got all sorts of threats to himself and family from the Luton scum simply for having the misfortune to miss a penalty for them. He might have been a little misguided to display the sign but I think we can all well understand how he feels about his former "supporters". And can you imagine the FA doing something about a homemade sign on a bus when they don't blink an eye at thuggery of the worst kind inside grounds - i.e. Kenilworth Road two years ago? I can understand how you might be a little disappointed with the sign but mountains out of molehills comes to mind. boyerforengland
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10:52am Tue 22 May 12

wildthing666 says...

TerryYork wrote:
Amazing to see so many people. Thousands and thousands. God knows how many, lining the streets.

Shows what the football club means to this city.

Eat that "Campaign for Castleford, I mean York"
If it means that much then why aren't they at the home games at least?
[quote][p][bold]TerryYork[/bold] wrote: Amazing to see so many people. Thousands and thousands. God knows how many, lining the streets. Shows what the football club means to this city. Eat that "Campaign for Castleford, I mean York"[/p][/quote]If it means that much then why aren't they at the home games at least? wildthing666
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10:54am Tue 22 May 12

swh1963 says...

wildthing666 wrote:
TerryYork wrote:
Amazing to see so many people. Thousands and thousands. God knows how many, lining the streets.

Shows what the football club means to this city.

Eat that "Campaign for Castleford, I mean York"
If it means that much then why aren't they at the home games at least?
Not sure what your point is: many of them are and many will be next season. We regularly take more than the likes of Fulham to away games too.
[quote][p][bold]wildthing666[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TerryYork[/bold] wrote: Amazing to see so many people. Thousands and thousands. God knows how many, lining the streets. Shows what the football club means to this city. Eat that "Campaign for Castleford, I mean York"[/p][/quote]If it means that much then why aren't they at the home games at least?[/p][/quote]Not sure what your point is: many of them are and many will be next season. We regularly take more than the likes of Fulham to away games too. swh1963
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11:11am Tue 22 May 12

spockboy2 says...

Andy Whyte wrote:
What a disgrace . Was out drinking and congratulating York fans on there win . Then saw the picture of Jason walker holding the RIP Luton sign up on the bus . All respect for York city has gone . Not a good role model . Totally discusting hope the club and he get done by the FA .
Who cares ?
Why does that bother you?
I assume you are not a YCFC fan just a member of the politically correct brigade or maybe a bandwagon Leeds/man u fan.
After what those sick morons have put our great club(and JW) through I hope they rot in hell not in peace.
Watching them verbally bully our fans on the way to Wembley in mass groups was sickening.

Thanks lads for the great memoires not just on the last 2 weeks but home and away all season.
Bring on next season !
[quote][p][bold]Andy Whyte[/bold] wrote: What a disgrace . Was out drinking and congratulating York fans on there win . Then saw the picture of Jason walker holding the RIP Luton sign up on the bus . All respect for York city has gone . Not a good role model . Totally discusting hope the club and he get done by the FA .[/p][/quote]Who cares ? Why does that bother you? I assume you are not a YCFC fan just a member of the politically correct brigade or maybe a bandwagon Leeds/man u fan. After what those sick morons have put our great club(and JW) through I hope they rot in hell not in peace. Watching them verbally bully our fans on the way to Wembley in mass groups was sickening. Thanks lads for the great memoires not just on the last 2 weeks but home and away all season. Bring on next season ! spockboy2
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11:17am Tue 22 May 12

JamesHinch says...

Nearly had a heart attack when I just read that Gary Mills has gone to Lincoln City.

Its a 31yo midfielder from Nuneaton! Phew!
Nearly had a heart attack when I just read that Gary Mills has gone to Lincoln City. Its a 31yo midfielder from Nuneaton! Phew! JamesHinch
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11:21am Tue 22 May 12

The Legend Of Keith says...

What an excellent turnout and a truely great welcome to the players and officials from York. A beutiful day for the city and national coverage of their achievements and celebrations can only boost the image of the city and the team!

Which leads me onto another point. Does anyone remember the picture of the collection of Green party members gathered outside Mansion House complaining about MX2... compare this to the turn out yesterday supporting our, York City's, football club.

I was there for the first game against Ebbsfleet, and I was there for the last against Luton. What a memorable season and one that I hope the club will emulate again someday soon.

COYR.
What an excellent turnout and a truely great welcome to the players and officials from York. A beutiful day for the city and national coverage of their achievements and celebrations can only boost the image of the city and the team! Which leads me onto another point. Does anyone remember the picture of the collection of Green party members gathered outside Mansion House complaining about MX2... compare this to the turn out yesterday supporting our, York City's, football club. I was there for the first game against Ebbsfleet, and I was there for the last against Luton. What a memorable season and one that I hope the club will emulate again someday soon. COYR. The Legend Of Keith
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11:22am Tue 22 May 12

spockboy2 says...

Can't even take a joke see ..

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Can't even take a joke see .. We're sorry, the board administrator has banned your IP address (86.xxxxx.157) from posting messages to Luton Outlaws - The Avenue of Evil. spockboy2
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11:22am Tue 22 May 12

The Legend Of Keith says...

JamesHinch wrote:
Nearly had a heart attack when I just read that Gary Mills has gone to Lincoln City. Its a 31yo midfielder from Nuneaton! Phew!
Oh, and enjoy your trip to Benidorm boys, you've earnt it!

COYR.
[quote][p][bold]JamesHinch[/bold] wrote: Nearly had a heart attack when I just read that Gary Mills has gone to Lincoln City. Its a 31yo midfielder from Nuneaton! Phew![/p][/quote]Oh, and enjoy your trip to Benidorm boys, you've earnt it! COYR. The Legend Of Keith
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11:31am Tue 22 May 12

Zetkin says...

The cardboard headstone is what used to be known as "a joke".

I've seen the vile abuse that has been directed at JW by some Luton fans; the death threats were among the milder example of the trolls' activities.

In the face of that Jason has been the model of restraint; if he'd put in official complaints, I suspect more than one or two Luton fans could be facing criminal charges instead of sitting behind their computer keyboards pretending to be outraged.

Jason's apologised for the imagined offence. End of the story, get over it.
The cardboard headstone is what used to be known as "a joke". I've seen the vile abuse that has been directed at JW by some Luton fans; the death threats were among the milder example of the trolls' activities. In the face of that Jason has been the model of restraint; if he'd put in official complaints, I suspect more than one or two Luton fans could be facing criminal charges instead of sitting behind their computer keyboards pretending to be outraged. Jason's apologised for the imagined offence. End of the story, get over it. Zetkin
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11:46am Tue 22 May 12

A user says...

What a great night and fantastic turnout. That flippin sign hit me on the head before it made it up to Jason on the bus!

I have to say I wasn't too impressed by the sign being displayed as I thought we were better that but what a fantastic turnout by the fans and York public!

Well done to ALL at YCFC for a fantastic year.
What a great night and fantastic turnout. That flippin sign hit me on the head before it made it up to Jason on the bus! I have to say I wasn't too impressed by the sign being displayed as I thought we were better that but what a fantastic turnout by the fans and York public! Well done to ALL at YCFC for a fantastic year. A user
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11:47am Tue 22 May 12

walwynwasgod says...

Andy Whyte

You may have had a different view if you had witnessed what has happened over the last 2 years or so. I witnessed 4 or 5 Luton thugs kicking a fan in the car park where the York City fans were on Sunday. They kicked the fan to the ground and then spat on him. We were told to leave their social club at the Trophy semi final for being "dirty northern scum!". There is of course the well documented coin chucking incident, and numerous other incidents. I'm sure they have their decent supporters, but the general opinion is that they cannot stand losing and have more than their fair share of yobs. Led by the biggest one of all, Nick "i never saw anything" Owen !
Andy Whyte You may have had a different view if you had witnessed what has happened over the last 2 years or so. I witnessed 4 or 5 Luton thugs kicking a fan in the car park where the York City fans were on Sunday. They kicked the fan to the ground and then spat on him. We were told to leave their social club at the Trophy semi final for being "dirty northern scum!". There is of course the well documented coin chucking incident, and numerous other incidents. I'm sure they have their decent supporters, but the general opinion is that they cannot stand losing and have more than their fair share of yobs. Led by the biggest one of all, Nick "i never saw anything" Owen ! walwynwasgod
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11:49am Tue 22 May 12

walwynwasgod says...

Anyway, we do not have to worry about them now. League 2 here we come !
Anyway, we do not have to worry about them now. League 2 here we come ! walwynwasgod
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12:03pm Tue 22 May 12

duffy says...

Bloody hell that looks like a huge turnout. Onwards and upwards towards league two and another season of "telling it like it is"
Bloody hell that looks like a huge turnout. Onwards and upwards towards league two and another season of "telling it like it is" duffy
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12:24pm Tue 22 May 12

YoRkIe59 says...

well said walwynwasgod its unbeleivable these sensitive luton fans getting upset by a cardboard sign but they can threaten kids and family groups as stated on here because the league treated em badly with points deductions awww bless,id have dropped em down another division after kenilworth road 2 years ago
well said walwynwasgod its unbeleivable these sensitive luton fans getting upset by a cardboard sign but they can threaten kids and family groups as stated on here because the league treated em badly with points deductions awww bless,id have dropped em down another division after kenilworth road 2 years ago YoRkIe59
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12:32pm Tue 22 May 12

RooBeck says...

No doubts to my lasting regrets, couldn't make last-night's street party and celebrations for our great club and team but have just watched it on The Press video(five times now) and these are truly wonderful scenes and we have got to celebrate the occasion and the moment BUT make absolutely certain that we have the same strengths and qualities for next season and beyond!! The two trips to Wembley and the Mansfield away leg were fantastic occasions, where the City team performances and our fans contributions were top drawer!! COYR.
No doubts to my lasting regrets, couldn't make last-night's street party and celebrations for our great club and team but have just watched it on The Press video(five times now) and these are truly wonderful scenes and we have got to celebrate the occasion and the moment BUT make absolutely certain that we have the same strengths and qualities for next season and beyond!! The two trips to Wembley and the Mansfield away leg were fantastic occasions, where the City team performances and our fans contributions were top drawer!! COYR. RooBeck
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12:54pm Tue 22 May 12

Ayemgee says...

New stadium capacity 6000.
Attendances at Wembley 7000 and 9000.
Will the ground be big enough for next season's promotion tp League 1?
Will it be big enough for the Championship in 2013?
New stadium capacity 6000. Attendances at Wembley 7000 and 9000. Will the ground be big enough for next season's promotion tp League 1? Will it be big enough for the Championship in 2013? Ayemgee
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1:06pm Tue 22 May 12

RooBeck says...

Ayemgee wrote:
New stadium capacity 6000.
Attendances at Wembley 7000 and 9000.
Will the ground be big enough for next season's promotion tp League 1?
Will it be big enough for the Championship in 2013?
Got to agree and even though the permission/decision to build is only 5 days old, it would be nice to get it right first time with the new stadium. Nobody wants a Darlington FC "white elephant" that is The Northern Echo Arena but surely, even with a modicum of ambition, a 9 or 10,000 capacity stadium should be what the club(s), developers, planners and all involved in this collaborative development, look to try and support? Also, what about some standing sections? All seaters look nice, but standing areas generate the real atmosphere. ie. Singing sections!! As I understand it, all-seater stadia are only compulsory for Premiership/Champion
ship clubs.
[quote][p][bold]Ayemgee[/bold] wrote: New stadium capacity 6000. Attendances at Wembley 7000 and 9000. Will the ground be big enough for next season's promotion tp League 1? Will it be big enough for the Championship in 2013?[/p][/quote]Got to agree and even though the permission/decision to build is only 5 days old, it would be nice to get it right first time with the new stadium. Nobody wants a Darlington FC "white elephant" that is The Northern Echo Arena but surely, even with a modicum of ambition, a 9 or 10,000 capacity stadium should be what the club(s), developers, planners and all involved in this collaborative development, look to try and support? Also, what about some standing sections? All seaters look nice, but standing areas generate the real atmosphere. ie. Singing sections!! As I understand it, all-seater stadia are only compulsory for Premiership/Champion ship clubs. RooBeck
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1:15pm Tue 22 May 12

GrimsbyMariner says...

Winning twice at Wembley question in same season:

Grimsby Town (1998)
Auto windscreens Final (golden goal).

Divison 1 Play-off final (6 weeks later). Both won. This indicates that a win at Wembley improves the chances of winner the second game soon afterwards. (Newport was a good taster for City).
Winning twice at Wembley question in same season: Grimsby Town (1998) Auto windscreens Final (golden goal). Divison 1 Play-off final (6 weeks later). Both won. This indicates that a win at Wembley improves the chances of winner the second game soon afterwards. (Newport was a good taster for City). GrimsbyMariner
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1:22pm Tue 22 May 12

Sir Alex says...

GrimsbyMariner wrote:
Winning twice at Wembley question in same season:

Grimsby Town (1998)
Auto windscreens Final (golden goal).

Divison 1 Play-off final (6 weeks later). Both won. This indicates that a win at Wembley improves the chances of winner the second game soon afterwards. (Newport was a good taster for City).
Right answer well done Grimsby Mariner.

All the best for next season. Hope you go up! Proper club, great fans (remember them applauding Jason's wondergoal).
[quote][p][bold]GrimsbyMariner[/bold] wrote: Winning twice at Wembley question in same season: Grimsby Town (1998) Auto windscreens Final (golden goal). Divison 1 Play-off final (6 weeks later). Both won. This indicates that a win at Wembley improves the chances of winner the second game soon afterwards. (Newport was a good taster for City).[/p][/quote]Right answer well done Grimsby Mariner. All the best for next season. Hope you go up! Proper club, great fans (remember them applauding Jason's wondergoal). Sir Alex
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1:23pm Tue 22 May 12

YoRkIe59 says...

weve got how long? two or three seasons before the stadium is due to be completed maybe if the crowds we get in the meantime are good enough common sense will prevail and we will get something more like a 9 or 10 thousand stadium,i agree wholeheartedly on the subject of standing area,s too go all seater if and when we must.
weve got how long? two or three seasons before the stadium is due to be completed maybe if the crowds we get in the meantime are good enough common sense will prevail and we will get something more like a 9 or 10 thousand stadium,i agree wholeheartedly on the subject of standing area,s too go all seater if and when we must. YoRkIe59
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1:36pm Tue 22 May 12

robiniorocks says...

Question: Of the teams mentioned above to win twice in a season at Wembley, do we have the record for the 'quickest double success'? In other words did the others win twice within 8 days of shorter???
Question: Of the teams mentioned above to win twice in a season at Wembley, do we have the record for the 'quickest double success'? In other words did the others win twice within 8 days of shorter??? robiniorocks
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1:49pm Tue 22 May 12

KAT1965 says...

uhtred wrote:
wembley play off final again next year - unless we can outdo Fleetwood and win League 2 outright. Need the new stadium to house the trophy collection!
Don't forget there are three automatic places - much easier than BSBp to get out of???????
[quote][p][bold]uhtred[/bold] wrote: wembley play off final again next year - unless we can outdo Fleetwood and win League 2 outright. Need the new stadium to house the trophy collection![/p][/quote]Don't forget there are three automatic places - much easier than BSBp to get out of??????? KAT1965
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2:29pm Tue 22 May 12

tongey says...

well done to gary mills and the boys sunday will live with me maybe for the rest of my life im so pround of you all and everyone at this brill football club i also went to the game at wembly the week before woundnt have missed for the world had to go to both have been a city fan for about 15 years the bad times are forgotan i think injoy your holls gary and the team u have earnt them.
well done to gary mills and the boys sunday will live with me maybe for the rest of my life im so pround of you all and everyone at this brill football club i also went to the game at wembly the week before woundnt have missed for the world had to go to both have been a city fan for about 15 years the bad times are forgotan i think injoy your holls gary and the team u have earnt them. tongey
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3:12pm Tue 22 May 12

Some old bloke says...

Just to emphasise what KAT1965 said, Each team has a 1 in 24 chance of getting automatic promotion from the Conference and 1 in 8 chance (or 3 in 24) of getting automatic promotion from League 2. Obviously it's not that simple because form comes into it, but you know what I mean. If it comes down to play-offs again I really will have to overdose on the (anti) blood pressure tablets.
Just to emphasise what KAT1965 said, Each team has a 1 in 24 chance of getting automatic promotion from the Conference and 1 in 8 chance (or 3 in 24) of getting automatic promotion from League 2. Obviously it's not that simple because form comes into it, but you know what I mean. If it comes down to play-offs again I really will have to overdose on the (anti) blood pressure tablets. Some old bloke
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3:15pm Tue 22 May 12

Sir Alex says...

Some old bloke wrote:
Just to emphasise what KAT1965 said, Each team has a 1 in 24 chance of getting automatic promotion from the Conference and 1 in 8 chance (or 3 in 24) of getting automatic promotion from League 2. Obviously it's not that simple because form comes into it, but you know what I mean. If it comes down to play-offs again I really will have to overdose on the (anti) blood pressure tablets.
Also, only a 1 in 12 chance of going down instead of 1 in 6.

The lads were always going to beat Luton. Survived the match on excess alcohol alone!
[quote][p][bold]Some old bloke[/bold] wrote: Just to emphasise what KAT1965 said, Each team has a 1 in 24 chance of getting automatic promotion from the Conference and 1 in 8 chance (or 3 in 24) of getting automatic promotion from League 2. Obviously it's not that simple because form comes into it, but you know what I mean. If it comes down to play-offs again I really will have to overdose on the (anti) blood pressure tablets.[/p][/quote]Also, only a 1 in 12 chance of going down instead of 1 in 6. The lads were always going to beat Luton. Survived the match on excess alcohol alone! Sir Alex
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4:21pm Tue 22 May 12

coolyman4 says...

Just with regards to the ground. I recall it being said that if required it was quite straight forward for the capacity to be extenended to 10k by filling in the corners with seats.
Just with regards to the ground. I recall it being said that if required it was quite straight forward for the capacity to be extenended to 10k by filling in the corners with seats. coolyman4
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4:51pm Tue 22 May 12

blods says...

I Hope the thousands of City "fans", that were at the victory parade, manage to actually go and see a few games, next season. Supporting a team, is all about being there, when things aren't going well, on the pitch, not just turning up and watching them celebrate, when they've won something. Good luck for next season.
I Hope the thousands of City "fans", that were at the victory parade, manage to actually go and see a few games, next season. Supporting a team, is all about being there, when things aren't going well, on the pitch, not just turning up and watching them celebrate, when they've won something. Good luck for next season. blods
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5:23pm Tue 22 May 12

Garrowby Turnoff says...

blods wrote:
I Hope the thousands of City "fans", that were at the victory parade, manage to actually go and see a few games, next season. Supporting a team, is all about being there, when things aren't going well, on the pitch, not just turning up and watching them celebrate, when they've won something. Good luck for next season.
When the new ground opens I'll be there! Haven't enjoyed recent trips to the broken down, bumpy ramshackle, can't park Bootham Crescent. I remember the days when Brian Foster, the City groundsman, had a pitch the envy of the first division!
[quote][p][bold]blods[/bold] wrote: I Hope the thousands of City "fans", that were at the victory parade, manage to actually go and see a few games, next season. Supporting a team, is all about being there, when things aren't going well, on the pitch, not just turning up and watching them celebrate, when they've won something. Good luck for next season.[/p][/quote]When the new ground opens I'll be there! Haven't enjoyed recent trips to the broken down, bumpy ramshackle, can't park Bootham Crescent. I remember the days when Brian Foster, the City groundsman, had a pitch the envy of the first division! Garrowby Turnoff
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5:56pm Tue 22 May 12

Yorkie41 says...

pedalling paul wrote:
Many years ago, I performed in a local Panto, Aladdin. When he was stuck in the magic cave and rubbed the lamp, the Genie popped out and said "Your wish is my command."
Aladdin said "Can you make York City win three matches in a row?"
Sadly the genie replied "Alas master, some things are impossible!"

I think we'll have to rewrite that bit of the script. Well done Minstermen.
Like.
[quote][p][bold]pedalling paul [/bold] wrote: Many years ago, I performed in a local Panto, Aladdin. When he was stuck in the magic cave and rubbed the lamp, the Genie popped out and said "Your wish is my command." Aladdin said "Can you make York City win three matches in a row?" Sadly the genie replied "Alas master, some things are impossible!" I think we'll have to rewrite that bit of the script. Well done Minstermen.[/p][/quote]Like. Yorkie41
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6:01pm Tue 22 May 12

Yorkie41 says...

TheTruthHurts wrote:
Andy Whyte wrote:
What a disgrace . Was out drinking and congratulating York fans on there win . Then saw the picture of Jason walker holding the RIP Luton sign up on the bus . All respect for York city has gone . Not a good role model . Totally discusting hope the club and he get done by the FA .
Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha, Did Luton fans get charged when they threw coins at the York city players?
'
RIP Luton. Beating you in the final just made it just that little bit sweeter. Hope you languish down there for a long time. RIP Luton!
Very bad taste, you are not a football supporter.
[quote][p][bold]TheTruthHurts[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Andy Whyte[/bold] wrote: What a disgrace . Was out drinking and congratulating York fans on there win . Then saw the picture of Jason walker holding the RIP Luton sign up on the bus . All respect for York city has gone . Not a good role model . Totally discusting hope the club and he get done by the FA .[/p][/quote]Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha, Did Luton fans get charged when they threw coins at the York city players? ' RIP Luton. Beating you in the final just made it just that little bit sweeter. Hope you languish down there for a long time. RIP Luton![/p][/quote]Very bad taste, you are not a football supporter. Yorkie41
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6:16pm Tue 22 May 12

KAT1965 says...

coolyman4 wrote:
Just with regards to the ground. I recall it being said that if required it was quite straight forward for the capacity to be extenended to 10k by filling in the corners with seats.
The one thing there is is capacity at the back of one of the side stands to make it bigger. Let's see how things pan out over the next season or so. Yes it would be nice to have 8k, even better 10k but we're not paying the bills unless of course the crowds increase, we do well in the cups, etc. Don't forget players will cost more, wages, etc as we do well!!
[quote][p][bold]coolyman4[/bold] wrote: Just with regards to the ground. I recall it being said that if required it was quite straight forward for the capacity to be extenended to 10k by filling in the corners with seats.[/p][/quote]The one thing there is is capacity at the back of one of the side stands to make it bigger. Let's see how things pan out over the next season or so. Yes it would be nice to have 8k, even better 10k but we're not paying the bills unless of course the crowds increase, we do well in the cups, etc. Don't forget players will cost more, wages, etc as we do well!! KAT1965
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6:37pm Tue 22 May 12

kryten says...

The last time I felt this proud of York City was just before and after we got crucified by Liverpool at Anfield in the FA Cup, well done guys, awesome achievement.
The last time I felt this proud of York City was just before and after we got crucified by Liverpool at Anfield in the FA Cup, well done guys, awesome achievement. kryten
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6:44pm Tue 22 May 12

kryten says...

kryten wrote:
The last time I felt this proud of York City was just before and after we got crucified by Liverpool at Anfield in the FA Cup, well done guys, awesome achievement.
Forgot to say I was at the Anfield game, an incredible experience. Now I live in Africa (last 20 years) so kinda hard to pop to a game!!
[quote][p][bold]kryten[/bold] wrote: The last time I felt this proud of York City was just before and after we got crucified by Liverpool at Anfield in the FA Cup, well done guys, awesome achievement.[/p][/quote]Forgot to say I was at the Anfield game, an incredible experience. Now I live in Africa (last 20 years) so kinda hard to pop to a game!! kryten
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8:03pm Tue 22 May 12

bertieb says...

I cannot believe that Luton fans are getting excited about a joke on a bit of cardboard after the abuse and aggression they have dished out over the years. Rumour has it that a number of Luton "ladies" turned on each and had a pitched battle amongst themselves. Says it all, really. Anyway, nothing can take the gloss off a memorable victory on Sunday and a memorable week.
I cannot believe that Luton fans are getting excited about a joke on a bit of cardboard after the abuse and aggression they have dished out over the years. Rumour has it that a number of Luton "ladies" turned on each and had a pitched battle amongst themselves. Says it all, really. Anyway, nothing can take the gloss off a memorable victory on Sunday and a memorable week. bertieb
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8:08pm Tue 22 May 12

rupertbehr says...

Andy Whyte wrote:
What a disgrace . Was out drinking and congratulating York fans on there win . Then saw the picture of Jason walker holding the RIP Luton sign up on the bus . All respect for York city has gone . Not a good role model . Totally discusting hope the club and he get done by the FA .
OK ! ......It probably wasn't Jases
greatest contribution to such a fantastic season, however with all that's passed before, including all the VERBAL he suffered at Wembley, who could blame him ?
........Certainly not me !
[quote][p][bold]Andy Whyte[/bold] wrote: What a disgrace . Was out drinking and congratulating York fans on there win . Then saw the picture of Jason walker holding the RIP Luton sign up on the bus . All respect for York city has gone . Not a good role model . Totally discusting hope the club and he get done by the FA .[/p][/quote]OK ! ......It probably wasn't Jases greatest contribution to such a fantastic season, however with all that's passed before, including all the VERBAL he suffered at Wembley, who could blame him ? ........Certainly not me ! rupertbehr
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8:10pm Tue 22 May 12

eldewsio says...

Andy Whyte wrote:
What a disgrace . Was out drinking and congratulating York fans on there win . Then saw the picture of Jason walker holding the RIP Luton sign up on the bus . All respect for York city has gone . Not a good role model . Totally discusting hope the club and he get done by the FA .
Andy Lad.
Paddy,Jason or any player had anything to do with this. A bloke behind me was bragging to his so called mates get this up there. when it was thrown towards the bus it nearly took peoples heads off. then a member of the establishment picked it up and passed it up to Paddy. Jason and Paddy held it reading it and then moved it on. The guy with the camera specifically asked Jason if he could take pictures and intensely looking at Jason he said NO. I said to my young lad with me did you see that and he said Jason didnt want to be filmed with it and turned his back to enjoy the rest of the party. Paddy Mclaughlin then threw it on the floor.
Total respect to Jason Walker who we all know has many friends at The team from near St Albans who we beat, and to Paddy for diffusing the situation.
KEEP THE FAITH and dont let trouble makers get you down
[quote][p][bold]Andy Whyte[/bold] wrote: What a disgrace . Was out drinking and congratulating York fans on there win . Then saw the picture of Jason walker holding the RIP Luton sign up on the bus . All respect for York city has gone . Not a good role model . Totally discusting hope the club and he get done by the FA .[/p][/quote]Andy Lad. Paddy,Jason or any player had anything to do with this. A bloke behind me was bragging to his so called mates get this up there. when it was thrown towards the bus it nearly took peoples heads off. then a member of the establishment picked it up and passed it up to Paddy. Jason and Paddy held it reading it and then moved it on. The guy with the camera specifically asked Jason if he could take pictures and intensely looking at Jason he said NO. I said to my young lad with me did you see that and he said Jason didnt want to be filmed with it and turned his back to enjoy the rest of the party. Paddy Mclaughlin then threw it on the floor. Total respect to Jason Walker who we all know has many friends at The team from near St Albans who we beat, and to Paddy for diffusing the situation. KEEP THE FAITH and dont let trouble makers get you down eldewsio
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8:33pm Tue 22 May 12

o2binibiza says...

Sir Alex wrote:
GrimsbyMariner wrote:
Winning twice at Wembley question in same season:

Grimsby Town (1998)
Auto windscreens Final (golden goal).

Divison 1 Play-off final (6 weeks later). Both won. This indicates that a win at Wembley improves the chances of winner the second game soon afterwards. (Newport was a good taster for City).
Right answer well done Grimsby Mariner.

All the best for next season. Hope you go up! Proper club, great fans (remember them applauding Jason's wondergoal).
Portsmouth also won twice at Wembley in 2008.
[quote][p][bold]Sir Alex[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]GrimsbyMariner[/bold] wrote: Winning twice at Wembley question in same season: Grimsby Town (1998) Auto windscreens Final (golden goal). Divison 1 Play-off final (6 weeks later). Both won. This indicates that a win at Wembley improves the chances of winner the second game soon afterwards. (Newport was a good taster for City).[/p][/quote]Right answer well done Grimsby Mariner. All the best for next season. Hope you go up! Proper club, great fans (remember them applauding Jason's wondergoal).[/p][/quote]Portsmouth also won twice at Wembley in 2008. o2binibiza
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8:50pm Tue 22 May 12

sam120 says...

Ayemgee wrote:
New stadium capacity 6000.
Attendances at Wembley 7000 and 9000.
Will the ground be big enough for next season's promotion tp League 1?
Will it be big enough for the Championship in 2013?
The capacity becomes irrelevant if the location is wrong and Monks Cross is WRONG on so many counts! I doubt a couple of department stores will harm the city centre but this location for a new stadium could well kill off YCFC! I'd rather the heart of York City, Bootham Cresent, was up dated at least it has atmosphere even with a small crowd. A souless hole in the middle of nowhere simply won't work! (especially if it's all seated). I wonder if Gary Mills has ever been to Huntington stadium, (is that it's name? I only ever went once). I'm sure he'd think twice if he did, regarding the relocation!
[quote][p][bold]Ayemgee[/bold] wrote: New stadium capacity 6000. Attendances at Wembley 7000 and 9000. Will the ground be big enough for next season's promotion tp League 1? Will it be big enough for the Championship in 2013?[/p][/quote]The capacity becomes irrelevant if the location is wrong and Monks Cross is WRONG on so many counts! I doubt a couple of department stores will harm the city centre but this location for a new stadium could well kill off YCFC! I'd rather the heart of York City, Bootham Cresent, was up dated at least it has atmosphere even with a small crowd. A souless hole in the middle of nowhere simply won't work! (especially if it's all seated). I wonder if Gary Mills has ever been to Huntington stadium, (is that it's name? I only ever went once). I'm sure he'd think twice if he did, regarding the relocation! sam120
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9:09pm Tue 22 May 12

swh1963 says...

Well we're not moving into the present Huntingdon stadium this will be new. With good planning a good architect and full involvement from fans as well as club we can make a small but perfectly formed stadium work.
And unless I'm wrong there is no viable alternative.
Well we're not moving into the present Huntingdon stadium this will be new. With good planning a good architect and full involvement from fans as well as club we can make a small but perfectly formed stadium work. And unless I'm wrong there is no viable alternative. swh1963
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10:24pm Tue 22 May 12

Garrowby Turnoff says...

sam120 wrote:
Ayemgee wrote:
New stadium capacity 6000.
Attendances at Wembley 7000 and 9000.
Will the ground be big enough for next season's promotion tp League 1?
Will it be big enough for the Championship in 2013?
The capacity becomes irrelevant if the location is wrong and Monks Cross is WRONG on so many counts! I doubt a couple of department stores will harm the city centre but this location for a new stadium could well kill off YCFC! I'd rather the heart of York City, Bootham Cresent, was up dated at least it has atmosphere even with a small crowd. A souless hole in the middle of nowhere simply won't work! (especially if it's all seated). I wonder if Gary Mills has ever been to Huntington stadium, (is that it's name? I only ever went once). I'm sure he'd think twice if he did, regarding the relocation!
Your still hankering after the old style footy experience of fags, beer, swearing, stinky poo standing, push, shove, no value for money meat pies.

MMmm!

No let's get back on program!
[quote][p][bold]sam120[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ayemgee[/bold] wrote: New stadium capacity 6000. Attendances at Wembley 7000 and 9000. Will the ground be big enough for next season's promotion tp League 1? Will it be big enough for the Championship in 2013?[/p][/quote]The capacity becomes irrelevant if the location is wrong and Monks Cross is WRONG on so many counts! I doubt a couple of department stores will harm the city centre but this location for a new stadium could well kill off YCFC! I'd rather the heart of York City, Bootham Cresent, was up dated at least it has atmosphere even with a small crowd. A souless hole in the middle of nowhere simply won't work! (especially if it's all seated). I wonder if Gary Mills has ever been to Huntington stadium, (is that it's name? I only ever went once). I'm sure he'd think twice if he did, regarding the relocation![/p][/quote]Your still hankering after the old style footy experience of fags, beer, swearing, stinky poo standing, push, shove, no value for money meat pies. MMmm! No let's get back on program! Garrowby Turnoff
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11:33pm Tue 22 May 12

Tug job says...

Garrowby Turnoff wrote:
sam120 wrote:
Ayemgee wrote: New stadium capacity 6000. Attendances at Wembley 7000 and 9000. Will the ground be big enough for next season's promotion tp League 1? Will it be big enough for the Championship in 2013?
The capacity becomes irrelevant if the location is wrong and Monks Cross is WRONG on so many counts! I doubt a couple of department stores will harm the city centre but this location for a new stadium could well kill off YCFC! I'd rather the heart of York City, Bootham Cresent, was up dated at least it has atmosphere even with a small crowd. A souless hole in the middle of nowhere simply won't work! (especially if it's all seated). I wonder if Gary Mills has ever been to Huntington stadium, (is that it's name? I only ever went once). I'm sure he'd think twice if he did, regarding the relocation!
Your still hankering after the old style footy experience of fags, beer, swearing, stinky poo standing, push, shove, no value for money meat pies. MMmm! No let's get back on program!
To say nothing of the notorious Bootham Crescent 'anklewash' in the away gents loo!
[quote][p][bold]Garrowby Turnoff[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sam120[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ayemgee[/bold] wrote: New stadium capacity 6000. Attendances at Wembley 7000 and 9000. Will the ground be big enough for next season's promotion tp League 1? Will it be big enough for the Championship in 2013?[/p][/quote]The capacity becomes irrelevant if the location is wrong and Monks Cross is WRONG on so many counts! I doubt a couple of department stores will harm the city centre but this location for a new stadium could well kill off YCFC! I'd rather the heart of York City, Bootham Cresent, was up dated at least it has atmosphere even with a small crowd. A souless hole in the middle of nowhere simply won't work! (especially if it's all seated). I wonder if Gary Mills has ever been to Huntington stadium, (is that it's name? I only ever went once). I'm sure he'd think twice if he did, regarding the relocation![/p][/quote]Your still hankering after the old style footy experience of fags, beer, swearing, stinky poo standing, push, shove, no value for money meat pies. MMmm! No let's get back on program![/p][/quote]To say nothing of the notorious Bootham Crescent 'anklewash' in the away gents loo! Tug job
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11:53pm Tue 22 May 12

joejamestom says...

Well as no one is offering either a rejuvenated Bootham or to build on the teardrop site with its possible transport links then it is the only way to go. I am trying to win the lottery but no luck so far.
Burtons new stadium was ok from memory. Looking at the attendances for the season we averaged just over 3K which was 5th in the conference with a max of just over 4K I would hope with the feel good factor, improved away support & GMs attractive football style we might improve that by up to 1K.
That looks like just about 10th in LG2 if cash through the gate= league position. Up in the giddy heights of LG1 that's about 18th. From a atmosphere perspective a well filled stadium with potential to expand if the York public decide to support it seems a better option currently.
It will be interesting to see how the current euphoria converts into attendances hence income, like all City fans I hope the City gets behind the team & enjoys the game played well in good spirit.
Well done Fans, directors, players, sponsors and indeed all associated with the club we are back where we belong after all.
Well as no one is offering either a rejuvenated Bootham or to build on the teardrop site with its possible transport links then it is the only way to go. I am trying to win the lottery but no luck so far. Burtons new stadium was ok from memory. Looking at the attendances for the season we averaged just over 3K which was 5th in the conference with a max of just over 4K I would hope with the feel good factor, improved away support & GMs attractive football style we might improve that by up to 1K. That looks like just about 10th in LG2 if cash through the gate= league position. Up in the giddy heights of LG1 that's about 18th. From a atmosphere perspective a well filled stadium with potential to expand if the York public decide to support it seems a better option currently. It will be interesting to see how the current euphoria converts into attendances hence income, like all City fans I hope the City gets behind the team & enjoys the game played well in good spirit. Well done Fans, directors, players, sponsors and indeed all associated with the club we are back where we belong after all. joejamestom
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6:48am Wed 23 May 12

brahma says...

kryten wrote:
The last time I felt this proud of York City was just before and after we got crucified by Liverpool at Anfield in the FA Cup, well done guys, awesome achievement.
Really? What about the following year when we took then to extra time in a fifth round replay, had a Keith Walwyn "winner" disallowed and eventually succumbed 3 - 1. What about Man Utd beaten 3 - 0 at Old Trafford, what about Everton beaten over 2 legs?
[quote][p][bold]kryten[/bold] wrote: The last time I felt this proud of York City was just before and after we got crucified by Liverpool at Anfield in the FA Cup, well done guys, awesome achievement.[/p][/quote]Really? What about the following year when we took then to extra time in a fifth round replay, had a Keith Walwyn "winner" disallowed and eventually succumbed 3 - 1. What about Man Utd beaten 3 - 0 at Old Trafford, what about Everton beaten over 2 legs? brahma
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6:48am Wed 23 May 12

brahma says...

kryten wrote:
The last time I felt this proud of York City was just before and after we got crucified by Liverpool at Anfield in the FA Cup, well done guys, awesome achievement.
Really? What about the following year when we took then to extra time in a fifth round replay, had a Keith Walwyn "winner" disallowed and eventually succumbed 3 - 1. What about Man Utd beaten 3 - 0 at Old Trafford, what about Everton beaten over 2 legs?
[quote][p][bold]kryten[/bold] wrote: The last time I felt this proud of York City was just before and after we got crucified by Liverpool at Anfield in the FA Cup, well done guys, awesome achievement.[/p][/quote]Really? What about the following year when we took then to extra time in a fifth round replay, had a Keith Walwyn "winner" disallowed and eventually succumbed 3 - 1. What about Man Utd beaten 3 - 0 at Old Trafford, what about Everton beaten over 2 legs? brahma
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10:03am Wed 23 May 12

monkeyhanger says...

Brace yourselves,next year its the big time.Crewe,Accringto
n,Burton,Morecome.
Brace yourselves,next year its the big time.Crewe,Accringto n,Burton,Morecome. monkeyhanger
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10:15am Wed 23 May 12

marksf says...

It would be sad if Walker had indulged in such behaviour. Luton Town treated him very well, when he admitted to being homesick the club could have thrown him into the reserves and have told him to grow up. Instead they understood his situation and let him go for a fee less than the one they could have demanded. His goals got York into the play-offs, maybe some of the posters here should reflect on that chain of events before labelling LTFC 'evil' and 'scum'. Of course, reflecting on events does require a certain level of intelligence ...
It would be sad if Walker had indulged in such behaviour. Luton Town treated him very well, when he admitted to being homesick the club could have thrown him into the reserves and have told him to grow up. Instead they understood his situation and let him go for a fee less than the one they could have demanded. His goals got York into the play-offs, maybe some of the posters here should reflect on that chain of events before labelling LTFC 'evil' and 'scum'. Of course, reflecting on events does require a certain level of intelligence ... marksf
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10:44am Wed 23 May 12

walwynwasgod says...

marksf

Luton Town do not know how to treat people well ! The club is a disgrace from Chairman downwards. End of story.
marksf Luton Town do not know how to treat people well ! The club is a disgrace from Chairman downwards. End of story. walwynwasgod
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10:51am Wed 23 May 12

marksf says...

walwynwasgod wrote:
marksf

Luton Town do not know how to treat people well ! The club is a disgrace from Chairman downwards. End of story.
Ah, I guess you haven't actually read what I wrote. Walker was treated very well and York benefitted very nicely. Try taking the blinkers off pal, it might help you in the long run.
[quote][p][bold]walwynwasgod[/bold] wrote: marksf Luton Town do not know how to treat people well ! The club is a disgrace from Chairman downwards. End of story.[/p][/quote]Ah, I guess you haven't actually read what I wrote. Walker was treated very well and York benefitted very nicely. Try taking the blinkers off pal, it might help you in the long run. marksf
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11:02am Wed 23 May 12

walwynwasgod says...

marksf

They treated him very well. They let him move to a decent club ! I don't think i've got blinkers on mate. Been to your place several times now and we've been treated like crap by your so called supporters every time. I'm sure you've got decent supporters like us, but i've yet to find one. Poor losers, Poor Sportsmen ! Anyway, i've written to Mr Owen with my views. Good luck for next season.
marksf They treated him very well. They let him move to a decent club ! I don't think i've got blinkers on mate. Been to your place several times now and we've been treated like crap by your so called supporters every time. I'm sure you've got decent supporters like us, but i've yet to find one. Poor losers, Poor Sportsmen ! Anyway, i've written to Mr Owen with my views. Good luck for next season. walwynwasgod
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11:05am Wed 23 May 12

The Legend Of Keith says...

marksf wrote:
walwynwasgod wrote: marksf Luton Town do not know how to treat people well ! The club is a disgrace from Chairman downwards. End of story.
Ah, I guess you haven't actually read what I wrote. Walker was treated very well and York benefitted very nicely. Try taking the blinkers off pal, it might help you in the long run.
Walker was treated very well? Ho, hum, that will be all the abuse he took for missing the penalty from your supporters... the reality being that your support made him a scapegoat for failure and his remaining at Luton was impossible.

Also, you will find that your little club do not command the respect from other clubs that you believe they should and until you clean your collective act up the blinkers will remain on a great many people.

COYR.
[quote][p][bold]marksf[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]walwynwasgod[/bold] wrote: marksf Luton Town do not know how to treat people well ! The club is a disgrace from Chairman downwards. End of story.[/p][/quote]Ah, I guess you haven't actually read what I wrote. Walker was treated very well and York benefitted very nicely. Try taking the blinkers off pal, it might help you in the long run.[/p][/quote]Walker was treated very well? Ho, hum, that will be all the abuse he took for missing the penalty from your supporters... the reality being that your support made him a scapegoat for failure and his remaining at Luton was impossible. Also, you will find that your little club do not command the respect from other clubs that you believe they should and until you clean your collective act up the blinkers will remain on a great many people. COYR. The Legend Of Keith
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11:12am Wed 23 May 12

walwynwasgod says...

marksf

I will add that your lot had all disappeared before your team walked up the steps at Wembley at the end of the game. Think they were too busy heading for the car park where the York coaches were parked looking for trouble. It was shameful to see what a group of your idiots were doing to one individual. Kicking and Spitting, disgraceful !
marksf I will add that your lot had all disappeared before your team walked up the steps at Wembley at the end of the game. Think they were too busy heading for the car park where the York coaches were parked looking for trouble. It was shameful to see what a group of your idiots were doing to one individual. Kicking and Spitting, disgraceful ! walwynwasgod
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11:54am Wed 23 May 12

SpudYCFC says...

cup run team.

as for the new stadium, its perfect for our situation, 6000 seater is about our attendanced, with one side eaily able to upgrade. theres absolutely no room for improvements at BC and with the loan we have to move. i may have liked to us the british sugar site (because i live right next to it!) but to knock that down would have cost £000,000's.

here's looking at league 2 champions next year or maybe yet another trip to wembley!
cup run team. as for the new stadium, its perfect for our situation, 6000 seater is about our attendanced, with one side eaily able to upgrade. theres absolutely no room for improvements at BC and with the loan we have to move. i may have liked to us the british sugar site (because i live right next to it!) but to knock that down would have cost £000,000's. here's looking at league 2 champions next year or maybe yet another trip to wembley! SpudYCFC
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12:00pm Wed 23 May 12

SpudYCFC says...

SpudYCFC wrote:
cup run team. as for the new stadium, its perfect for our situation, 6000 seater is about our attendanced, with one side eaily able to upgrade. theres absolutely no room for improvements at BC and with the loan we have to move. i may have liked to us the british sugar site (because i live right next to it!) but to knock that down would have cost £000,000's. here's looking at league 2 champions next year or maybe yet another trip to wembley!
deleted half my post,
wanted to say well done to board, the mcgills and gary mills for bringing this club back to were it belongs.
i've seen york relegated twice, 4 times at wembley and 8 long years in the conference, these last 9 days have made up for all the struggle.
[quote][p][bold]SpudYCFC[/bold] wrote: cup run team. as for the new stadium, its perfect for our situation, 6000 seater is about our attendanced, with one side eaily able to upgrade. theres absolutely no room for improvements at BC and with the loan we have to move. i may have liked to us the british sugar site (because i live right next to it!) but to knock that down would have cost £000,000's. here's looking at league 2 champions next year or maybe yet another trip to wembley![/p][/quote]deleted half my post, wanted to say well done to board, the mcgills and gary mills for bringing this club back to were it belongs. i've seen york relegated twice, 4 times at wembley and 8 long years in the conference, these last 9 days have made up for all the struggle. SpudYCFC
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12:07pm Wed 23 May 12

The Legend Of Keith says...

One last final point re Luton, as soon as Nick Owen (?) went on TV and failed to condemn the behaviour of the thugs on the pitch, all respect was lost. If something is wrong at the top, this manifests down.

On the new ground, we have no choice but to move. The new plans have plenty of scope for expansion. The only point I think we should really focus on is lobbying the football league to enable terracing.

This is not a decision by York, we are driven by FL rules. Morecombe were not in the league when these rules cam about so were exempt, at the time York were a league team.

COYR.
One last final point re Luton, as soon as Nick Owen (?) went on TV and failed to condemn the behaviour of the thugs on the pitch, all respect was lost. If something is wrong at the top, this manifests down. On the new ground, we have no choice but to move. The new plans have plenty of scope for expansion. The only point I think we should really focus on is lobbying the football league to enable terracing. This is not a decision by York, we are driven by FL rules. Morecombe were not in the league when these rules cam about so were exempt, at the time York were a league team. COYR. The Legend Of Keith
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12:17pm Wed 23 May 12

walwynwasgod says...

The Legend of Keith

Well said on both Luton and the Stadium. I have written to Nick Owen and i shall await his answer. If he has any decency whatsoever, now is the time to show it.
The Legend of Keith Well said on both Luton and the Stadium. I have written to Nick Owen and i shall await his answer. If he has any decency whatsoever, now is the time to show it. walwynwasgod
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12:26pm Wed 23 May 12

TerryYork says...

Still buzzing from this. What a month.
Still buzzing from this. What a month. TerryYork
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12:29pm Wed 23 May 12

The Legend Of Keith says...

walwynwasgod wrote:
The Legend of Keith Well said on both Luton and the Stadium. I have written to Nick Owen and i shall await his answer. If he has any decency whatsoever, now is the time to show it.
I wouldn't hold your breath re Nick Owen.

On the terracing front, I think this is something the football league supports group (their name escapes me) is actively pursuing with the football league.

COYR.
[quote][p][bold]walwynwasgod[/bold] wrote: The Legend of Keith Well said on both Luton and the Stadium. I have written to Nick Owen and i shall await his answer. If he has any decency whatsoever, now is the time to show it.[/p][/quote]I wouldn't hold your breath re Nick Owen. On the terracing front, I think this is something the football league supports group (their name escapes me) is actively pursuing with the football league. COYR. The Legend Of Keith
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2:40pm Wed 23 May 12

YoRkIe59 says...

as i recall someone from york city was spat at in the directors box on the glorious day of the semi final win down there,i assume nick i didnt see anything didnt see that either so like a previous poster said dont hold yr breath re nick owen.
as i recall someone from york city was spat at in the directors box on the glorious day of the semi final win down there,i assume nick i didnt see anything didnt see that either so like a previous poster said dont hold yr breath re nick owen. YoRkIe59
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2:43pm Wed 23 May 12

YoRkIe59 says...

as i recall someone from york city was spat at in the directors box on the glorious day of the semi final win down there,i assume nick i didnt see anything didnt see that either so like a previous poster said dont hold yr breath re nick owen.
as i recall someone from york city was spat at in the directors box on the glorious day of the semi final win down there,i assume nick i didnt see anything didnt see that either so like a previous poster said dont hold yr breath re nick owen. YoRkIe59
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3:04pm Wed 23 May 12

yeoldb says...

Watford fan here.

Congratulations to York City on what sounds like a thoroughly deserved promotion. Many comments on this thread re: L*t*n fans which are absolutely bang on the money, evidently you've had a few pleasant encounters over the years.

Congratulations to Jason Walker on the headstone stunt as well, absolutely fantastic, really made my day when I heard about that. The man's become an overnight legend in Watford, I take my hat off to him a thousand times over. L-E-G-E-N-D is all I can say really, he deserves all the credit in the world.

Nice one on keeping that shower down where they belong. A clearly offside winning goal is really the maraschino cherry on top of what is already a very sweet dessert! Two wins at Wembley in quick succession, you must be absolutely buzzing. Great to have you back in the football league, I still remember when you turned Man Utd over in the league cup all those years ago.

This thread has really made my day, lovely to see the Shatters being kept well and truly in their place.

ONE JASON WALKER, THERE'S ONLY ONE JASON WALKER!
Watford fan here. Congratulations to York City on what sounds like a thoroughly deserved promotion. Many comments on this thread re: L*t*n fans which are absolutely bang on the money, evidently you've had a few pleasant encounters over the years. Congratulations to Jason Walker on the headstone stunt as well, absolutely fantastic, really made my day when I heard about that. The man's become an overnight legend in Watford, I take my hat off to him a thousand times over. L-E-G-E-N-D is all I can say really, he deserves all the credit in the world. Nice one on keeping that shower down where they belong. A clearly offside winning goal is really the maraschino cherry on top of what is already a very sweet dessert! Two wins at Wembley in quick succession, you must be absolutely buzzing. Great to have you back in the football league, I still remember when you turned Man Utd over in the league cup all those years ago. This thread has really made my day, lovely to see the Shatters being kept well and truly in their place. ONE JASON WALKER, THERE'S ONLY ONE JASON WALKER! yeoldb
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3:19pm Wed 23 May 12

walwynwasgod says...

yeoldb

I don't think it was Jason's idea, and i'm sure he probably didn't want to be part of it. Nevertheless, it is fairly harmless compared with what Luton have inflicted on us. Coins, substitutes urinating on advertising hoardings, thuggish ex-managers, EDL idiots, nice warm welcomes in their tinpot Bobbers Club. Arsene Wenger sees more than Nick Owen ! Put them in the Bedfordshire Sunday League if they want to be a big club.
yeoldb I don't think it was Jason's idea, and i'm sure he probably didn't want to be part of it. Nevertheless, it is fairly harmless compared with what Luton have inflicted on us. Coins, substitutes urinating on advertising hoardings, thuggish ex-managers, EDL idiots, nice warm welcomes in their tinpot Bobbers Club. Arsene Wenger sees more than Nick Owen ! Put them in the Bedfordshire Sunday League if they want to be a big club. walwynwasgod
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7:08pm Wed 23 May 12

Even AndyD says...

marksf wrote:
walwynwasgod wrote:
marksf

Luton Town do not know how to treat people well ! The club is a disgrace from Chairman downwards. End of story.
Ah, I guess you haven't actually read what I wrote. Walker was treated very well and York benefitted very nicely. Try taking the blinkers off pal, it might help you in the long run.
Most Luton fans I've met are fine. But trying to make this silly RIP thing into something its not suggests you are on of the small minority who are not.
Now drop it.
[quote][p][bold]marksf[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]walwynwasgod[/bold] wrote: marksf Luton Town do not know how to treat people well ! The club is a disgrace from Chairman downwards. End of story.[/p][/quote]Ah, I guess you haven't actually read what I wrote. Walker was treated very well and York benefitted very nicely. Try taking the blinkers off pal, it might help you in the long run.[/p][/quote]Most Luton fans I've met are fine. But trying to make this silly RIP thing into something its not suggests you are on of the small minority who are not. Now drop it. Even AndyD
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7:12pm Wed 23 May 12

marksf says...

Even AndyD wrote:
marksf wrote:
walwynwasgod wrote: marksf Luton Town do not know how to treat people well ! The club is a disgrace from Chairman downwards. End of story.
Ah, I guess you haven't actually read what I wrote. Walker was treated very well and York benefitted very nicely. Try taking the blinkers off pal, it might help you in the long run.
Most Luton fans I've met are fine. But trying to make this silly RIP thing into something its not suggests you are on of the small minority who are not. Now drop it.
What have I tried to make it into? Please read posts before responding. I pointed out that Walker was treated well by an understanding employer and YCFC have benefitted in the long run. I believe the phrase is "credit where it's due".
[quote][p][bold]Even AndyD[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]marksf[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]walwynwasgod[/bold] wrote: marksf Luton Town do not know how to treat people well ! The club is a disgrace from Chairman downwards. End of story.[/p][/quote]Ah, I guess you haven't actually read what I wrote. Walker was treated very well and York benefitted very nicely. Try taking the blinkers off pal, it might help you in the long run.[/p][/quote]Most Luton fans I've met are fine. But trying to make this silly RIP thing into something its not suggests you are on of the small minority who are not. Now drop it.[/p][/quote]What have I tried to make it into? Please read posts before responding. I pointed out that Walker was treated well by an understanding employer and YCFC have benefitted in the long run. I believe the phrase is "credit where it's due". marksf
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9:46am Thu 24 May 12

The Legend Of Keith says...

marksf wrote:
Even AndyD wrote:
marksf wrote:
walwynwasgod wrote: marksf Luton Town do not know how to treat people well ! The club is a disgrace from Chairman downwards. End of story.
Ah, I guess you haven't actually read what I wrote. Walker was treated very well and York benefitted very nicely. Try taking the blinkers off pal, it might help you in the long run.
Most Luton fans I've met are fine. But trying to make this silly RIP thing into something its not suggests you are on of the small minority who are not. Now drop it.
What have I tried to make it into? Please read posts before responding. I pointed out that Walker was treated well by an understanding employer and YCFC have benefitted in the long run. I believe the phrase is "credit where it's due".
Just to re-iterate....

Walker was treated very well? Ho, hum, that will be all the abuse he took for missing the penalty from your supporters... the reality being that your support made him a scapegoat for failure and his remaining at Luton was impossible.

Also, you will find that your little club do not command the respect from other clubs that you believe they should and until you clean your collective act up the blinkers will remain on a great many people.

COYR.
[quote][p][bold]marksf[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Even AndyD[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]marksf[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]walwynwasgod[/bold] wrote: marksf Luton Town do not know how to treat people well ! The club is a disgrace from Chairman downwards. End of story.[/p][/quote]Ah, I guess you haven't actually read what I wrote. Walker was treated very well and York benefitted very nicely. Try taking the blinkers off pal, it might help you in the long run.[/p][/quote]Most Luton fans I've met are fine. But trying to make this silly RIP thing into something its not suggests you are on of the small minority who are not. Now drop it.[/p][/quote]What have I tried to make it into? Please read posts before responding. I pointed out that Walker was treated well by an understanding employer and YCFC have benefitted in the long run. I believe the phrase is "credit where it's due".[/p][/quote]Just to re-iterate.... Walker was treated very well? Ho, hum, that will be all the abuse he took for missing the penalty from your supporters... the reality being that your support made him a scapegoat for failure and his remaining at Luton was impossible. Also, you will find that your little club do not command the respect from other clubs that you believe they should and until you clean your collective act up the blinkers will remain on a great many people. COYR. The Legend Of Keith
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10:20am Thu 24 May 12

marksf says...

The Legend Of Keith wrote:
marksf wrote:
Even AndyD wrote:
marksf wrote:
walwynwasgod wrote: marksf Luton Town do not know how to treat people well ! The club is a disgrace from Chairman downwards. End of story.
Ah, I guess you haven't actually read what I wrote. Walker was treated very well and York benefitted very nicely. Try taking the blinkers off pal, it might help you in the long run.
Most Luton fans I've met are fine. But trying to make this silly RIP thing into something its not suggests you are on of the small minority who are not. Now drop it.
What have I tried to make it into? Please read posts before responding. I pointed out that Walker was treated well by an understanding employer and YCFC have benefitted in the long run. I believe the phrase is "credit where it's due".
Just to re-iterate.... Walker was treated very well? Ho, hum, that will be all the abuse he took for missing the penalty from your supporters... the reality being that your support made him a scapegoat for failure and his remaining at Luton was impossible. Also, you will find that your little club do not command the respect from other clubs that you believe they should and until you clean your collective act up the blinkers will remain on a great many people. COYR.
" ... the reality being that your support made him a scapegoat for failure and his remaining at Luton was impossible ..."

Completely false, as the man himself will tell you. He was homesick for the north and hadn't settled down south. Luton Town did the right thing by him and if you cannot admit that then it's pretty sad.

Please feel free to lecture me but try sticking to the facts in the future, it will save time all round.
[quote][p][bold]The Legend Of Keith[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]marksf[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Even AndyD[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]marksf[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]walwynwasgod[/bold] wrote: marksf Luton Town do not know how to treat people well ! The club is a disgrace from Chairman downwards. End of story.[/p][/quote]Ah, I guess you haven't actually read what I wrote. Walker was treated very well and York benefitted very nicely. Try taking the blinkers off pal, it might help you in the long run.[/p][/quote]Most Luton fans I've met are fine. But trying to make this silly RIP thing into something its not suggests you are on of the small minority who are not. Now drop it.[/p][/quote]What have I tried to make it into? Please read posts before responding. I pointed out that Walker was treated well by an understanding employer and YCFC have benefitted in the long run. I believe the phrase is "credit where it's due".[/p][/quote]Just to re-iterate.... Walker was treated very well? Ho, hum, that will be all the abuse he took for missing the penalty from your supporters... the reality being that your support made him a scapegoat for failure and his remaining at Luton was impossible. Also, you will find that your little club do not command the respect from other clubs that you believe they should and until you clean your collective act up the blinkers will remain on a great many people. COYR.[/p][/quote]" ... the reality being that your support made him a scapegoat for failure and his remaining at Luton was impossible ..." Completely false, as the man himself will tell you. He was homesick for the north and hadn't settled down south. Luton Town did the right thing by him and if you cannot admit that then it's pretty sad. Please feel free to lecture me but try sticking to the facts in the future, it will save time all round. marksf
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12:02pm Thu 24 May 12

The Legend Of Keith says...

It's both sad and amusing that you think coming on here preaching will sway anybody into thinking that Luton are a "holier than thou" outfit. It is well documented the abuse he took, and has continued to take this season, from the Luton supporters following his penalty miss. Please take your blinkers off and open your eyes to fact.

COYR.
It's both sad and amusing that you think coming on here preaching will sway anybody into thinking that Luton are a "holier than thou" outfit. It is well documented the abuse he took, and has continued to take this season, from the Luton supporters following his penalty miss. Please take your blinkers off and open your eyes to fact. COYR. The Legend Of Keith
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12:56pm Thu 24 May 12

marksf says...

The Legend Of Keith wrote:
It's both sad and amusing that you think coming on here preaching will sway anybody into thinking that Luton are a "holier than thou" outfit. It is well documented the abuse he took, and has continued to take this season, from the Luton supporters following his penalty miss. Please take your blinkers off and open your eyes to fact. COYR.
Oh dear, "well documented abuse"? - pur-leeeze, whatever they've got you on, get them to cut the dosage.

Walker missed the penalty against Wimbledon in the play-off final. He moved to YCFC a few week's later. When did he get this abuse you so high & mightily refer to? The penalty was the last kick of the match. Did we camp in his front garden?

Walker spoke at the time of his homesickness and he spoke about it last week on the BBC. He also spoke of how well Luton treated him and how understanding we were -

"They did a lot for me at Luton but it just didn't go well for me and I was homesick for a number of reasons."

http://www.bbc.co.uk
/sport/0/football/18
092835

I sponsored Jason's shirt at Luton and I spoke to him a few times. He's a nice lad and I was sorry it didn't work out. When he left he took the shirt with him and didn't give it to me, which I presume means he's attached to it. It cost me 500 GBP but if it means something to him then he's welcome to keep it.

Please, don't post a response if you're going to make stuff up, your posts here are an embarrassment to YCFC and an insult to some good people at Luton Town.
[quote][p][bold]The Legend Of Keith[/bold] wrote: It's both sad and amusing that you think coming on here preaching will sway anybody into thinking that Luton are a "holier than thou" outfit. It is well documented the abuse he took, and has continued to take this season, from the Luton supporters following his penalty miss. Please take your blinkers off and open your eyes to fact. COYR.[/p][/quote]Oh dear, "well documented abuse"? - pur-leeeze, whatever they've got you on, get them to cut the dosage. Walker missed the penalty against Wimbledon in the play-off final. He moved to YCFC a few week's later. When did he get this abuse you so high & mightily refer to? The penalty was the last kick of the match. Did we camp in his front garden? Walker spoke at the time of his homesickness and he spoke about it last week on the BBC. He also spoke of how well Luton treated him and how understanding we were - "They did a lot for me at Luton but it just didn't go well for me and I was homesick for a number of reasons." http://www.bbc.co.uk /sport/0/football/18 092835 I sponsored Jason's shirt at Luton and I spoke to him a few times. He's a nice lad and I was sorry it didn't work out. When he left he took the shirt with him and didn't give it to me, which I presume means he's attached to it. It cost me 500 GBP but if it means something to him then he's welcome to keep it. Please, don't post a response if you're going to make stuff up, your posts here are an embarrassment to YCFC and an insult to some good people at Luton Town. marksf
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2:26pm Thu 24 May 12

The Legend Of Keith says...

marksf wrote:
The Legend Of Keith wrote: It's both sad and amusing that you think coming on here preaching will sway anybody into thinking that Luton are a "holier than thou" outfit. It is well documented the abuse he took, and has continued to take this season, from the Luton supporters following his penalty miss. Please take your blinkers off and open your eyes to fact. COYR.
Oh dear, "well documented abuse"? - pur-leeeze, whatever they've got you on, get them to cut the dosage. Walker missed the penalty against Wimbledon in the play-off final. He moved to YCFC a few week's later. When did he get this abuse you so high & mightily refer to? The penalty was the last kick of the match. Did we camp in his front garden? Walker spoke at the time of his homesickness and he spoke about it last week on the BBC. He also spoke of how well Luton treated him and how understanding we were - "They did a lot for me at Luton but it just didn't go well for me and I was homesick for a number of reasons." http://www.bbc.co.uk /sport/0/football/18 092835 I sponsored Jason's shirt at Luton and I spoke to him a few times. He's a nice lad and I was sorry it didn't work out. When he left he took the shirt with him and didn't give it to me, which I presume means he's attached to it. It cost me 500 GBP but if it means something to him then he's welcome to keep it. Please, don't post a response if you're going to make stuff up, your posts here are an embarrassment to YCFC and an insult to some good people at Luton Town.
"Doctor, the patient requires his medicine."

Next you'll be saying that Walker didn't get booed by your lot throughout the play-off final because you all hold him in such high esteem.

I find it amusing you are on here trying to push a different line to that which is fact.

Anyhow, such things concern me not. Enjoy your trips to Nuneaton and Hyde next season.

COYR.
[quote][p][bold]marksf[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Legend Of Keith[/bold] wrote: It's both sad and amusing that you think coming on here preaching will sway anybody into thinking that Luton are a "holier than thou" outfit. It is well documented the abuse he took, and has continued to take this season, from the Luton supporters following his penalty miss. Please take your blinkers off and open your eyes to fact. COYR.[/p][/quote]Oh dear, "well documented abuse"? - pur-leeeze, whatever they've got you on, get them to cut the dosage. Walker missed the penalty against Wimbledon in the play-off final. He moved to YCFC a few week's later. When did he get this abuse you so high & mightily refer to? The penalty was the last kick of the match. Did we camp in his front garden? Walker spoke at the time of his homesickness and he spoke about it last week on the BBC. He also spoke of how well Luton treated him and how understanding we were - "They did a lot for me at Luton but it just didn't go well for me and I was homesick for a number of reasons." http://www.bbc.co.uk /sport/0/football/18 092835 I sponsored Jason's shirt at Luton and I spoke to him a few times. He's a nice lad and I was sorry it didn't work out. When he left he took the shirt with him and didn't give it to me, which I presume means he's attached to it. It cost me 500 GBP but if it means something to him then he's welcome to keep it. Please, don't post a response if you're going to make stuff up, your posts here are an embarrassment to YCFC and an insult to some good people at Luton Town.[/p][/quote]"Doctor, the patient requires his medicine." Next you'll be saying that Walker didn't get booed by your lot throughout the play-off final because you all hold him in such high esteem. I find it amusing you are on here trying to push a different line to that which is fact. Anyhow, such things concern me not. Enjoy your trips to Nuneaton and Hyde next season. COYR. The Legend Of Keith
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2:43pm Thu 24 May 12

Fat Harry says...

Have a look at Jason's Twitter account.

Much of the abuse and threats there would land the originators in court if Walker complained to the police.

Anyway...

We won.

You lost.

Deal with it.
Have a look at Jason's Twitter account. Much of the abuse and threats there would land the originators in court if Walker complained to the police. Anyway... We won. You lost. Deal with it. Fat Harry
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3:04pm Thu 24 May 12

marksf says...

So a few people boo-ed. Walker said he expected it and wasn't bothered.

Abuse on Twitter? A very small minority of fans are brainless and have internet access, nothing more than that. If Jason Walker chooses not to complain then that's all you need to know. End of non-story.

Luton Town dealt with Jason in an exemplary manner. He has said so himself in interviews on many occasions, most recently last week on the BBC. And YCFC benefitted from this.

Yet you guys cannot get past the "We hate Luton" rhetoric.

Embarrassing.
So a few people boo-ed. Walker said he expected it and wasn't bothered. Abuse on Twitter? A very small minority of fans are brainless and have internet access, nothing more than that. If Jason Walker chooses not to complain then that's all you need to know. End of non-story. Luton Town dealt with Jason in an exemplary manner. He has said so himself in interviews on many occasions, most recently last week on the BBC. And YCFC benefitted from this. Yet you guys cannot get past the "We hate Luton" rhetoric. Embarrassing. marksf
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3:51pm Thu 24 May 12

Fat Harry says...

"End of non-story."

Which is exactly what City have fans have been saying since the explosions of outrage about a bit of cardboard first surfaced.
"End of non-story." Which is exactly what City have fans have been saying since the explosions of outrage about a bit of cardboard first surfaced. Fat Harry
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5:43pm Thu 24 May 12

marksf says...

Fat Harry wrote:
"End of non-story." Which is exactly what City have fans have been saying since the explosions of outrage about a bit of cardboard first surfaced.
Yeah, well the "explosions of outrage" seem to be another invention, try the official club statement -

http://www.york.vita
lfootball.co.uk/arti
cle.asp?a=283104
[quote][p][bold]Fat Harry[/bold] wrote: "End of non-story." Which is exactly what City have fans have been saying since the explosions of outrage about a bit of cardboard first surfaced.[/p][/quote]Yeah, well the "explosions of outrage" seem to be another invention, try the official club statement - http://www.york.vita lfootball.co.uk/arti cle.asp?a=283104 marksf
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9:58pm Thu 24 May 12

Tug job says...

marksf wrote:
Fat Harry wrote: "End of non-story." Which is exactly what City have fans have been saying since the explosions of outrage about a bit of cardboard first surfaced.
Yeah, well the "explosions of outrage" seem to be another invention, try the official club statement - http://www.york.vita lfootball.co.uk/arti cle.asp?a=283104
Hi Mark, the simple facts are: (1) that JW exercised the clause in his contract that was triggered by an interested club bidding over a certain amount, (2) that JW felt unsettled because of homesickness, (3) some (not all) of your fans resorted to unnecessary and unwarranted abuse of JW, but he has himself acknowledged that this hasn't unduly bothered him, and (4) JW still has a number of friends at the club. So, yes, I believe Luton as a club have treated JW fairly, in terms of honouring his contractual rights/obligations, and he remains on good, friendly terms with a number of players. Sadly, the actions and attitude of a number of Luton fans undermines much of the good work your club is undertaking with a wide range of local communities. Your chairman's "unseeing eye" doesn't help matters either. Nevertheless, I wish all fair-minded and decent Luton fans well in your next few BSP campaign. I look forward to playing you again in the Football League. A friendly Minsterman.
[quote][p][bold]marksf[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Fat Harry[/bold] wrote: "End of non-story." Which is exactly what City have fans have been saying since the explosions of outrage about a bit of cardboard first surfaced.[/p][/quote]Yeah, well the "explosions of outrage" seem to be another invention, try the official club statement - http://www.york.vita lfootball.co.uk/arti cle.asp?a=283104[/p][/quote]Hi Mark, the simple facts are: (1) that JW exercised the clause in his contract that was triggered by an interested club bidding over a certain amount, (2) that JW felt unsettled because of homesickness, (3) some (not all) of your fans resorted to unnecessary and unwarranted abuse of JW, but he has himself acknowledged that this hasn't unduly bothered him, and (4) JW still has a number of friends at the club. So, yes, I believe Luton as a club have treated JW fairly, in terms of honouring his contractual rights/obligations, and he remains on good, friendly terms with a number of players. Sadly, the actions and attitude of a number of Luton fans undermines much of the good work your club is undertaking with a wide range of local communities. Your chairman's "unseeing eye" doesn't help matters either. Nevertheless, I wish all fair-minded and decent Luton fans well in your next few BSP campaign. I look forward to playing you again in the Football League. A friendly Minsterman. Tug job
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10:15pm Thu 24 May 12

TheTruthHurts says...

marksf wrote:
So a few people boo-ed. Walker said he expected it and wasn't bothered.

Abuse on Twitter? A very small minority of fans are brainless and have internet access, nothing more than that. If Jason Walker chooses not to complain then that's all you need to know. End of non-story.

Luton Town dealt with Jason in an exemplary manner. He has said so himself in interviews on many occasions, most recently last week on the BBC. And YCFC benefitted from this.

Yet you guys cannot get past the "We hate Luton" rhetoric.

Embarrassing.
I don't hate Luton, that's such a strong word but having received first hand such hospitality from them over the years I just think they are scum lol. Come on city. Hope Luton drop like a stone!
[quote][p][bold]marksf[/bold] wrote: So a few people boo-ed. Walker said he expected it and wasn't bothered. Abuse on Twitter? A very small minority of fans are brainless and have internet access, nothing more than that. If Jason Walker chooses not to complain then that's all you need to know. End of non-story. Luton Town dealt with Jason in an exemplary manner. He has said so himself in interviews on many occasions, most recently last week on the BBC. And YCFC benefitted from this. Yet you guys cannot get past the "We hate Luton" rhetoric. Embarrassing.[/p][/quote]I don't hate Luton, that's such a strong word but having received first hand such hospitality from them over the years I just think they are scum lol. Come on city. Hope Luton drop like a stone! TheTruthHurts
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3:05am Fri 25 May 12

1968expat says...

I think it is time we put the York City V Luton saga to bed, we all have our own opinions, me included. I have just returned to my home in Thailand after what was one of the best 9 days of my life, to see my heroes appear at Wembley twice and win both matches is what dreams are made of. I will be wearing my York City top around Thailand with pride and a big smile. For Garry Mills and his players to achieve this in their 1st full season together is fantastic, I think everybody at York City should receive a pat on the back from the heroes to the unsung heroes. There were so many highlights, I cannot begin to name them all, the topping on the cake was seeing all the thousands of people showing support for the city of
York in the parade (York is and always will be a great city) and to the people who voted against and said that we do not need a football club eat your words and for the community stadium please all work together the football, rugby, athletics for this is the future of York and for all the young people as well. City till I die!!
I think it is time we put the York City V Luton saga to bed, we all have our own opinions, me included. I have just returned to my home in Thailand after what was one of the best 9 days of my life, to see my heroes appear at Wembley twice and win both matches is what dreams are made of. I will be wearing my York City top around Thailand with pride and a big smile. For Garry Mills and his players to achieve this in their 1st full season together is fantastic, I think everybody at York City should receive a pat on the back from the heroes to the unsung heroes. There were so many highlights, I cannot begin to name them all, the topping on the cake was seeing all the thousands of people showing support for the city of York in the parade (York is and always will be a great city) and to the people who voted against and said that we do not need a football club eat your words and for the community stadium please all work together the football, rugby, athletics for this is the future of York and for all the young people as well. City till I die!! 1968expat
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10:50am Fri 25 May 12

walwynwasgod says...

marksf

Last word on your lot !

Luton are a disgrace and i hope Nick Owen is deeply ashamed when/if he reads my letter. Having been at every fixture between the clubs (except the abandoned one) in the last three years, i have never seen a club behave in such an unsporting manner on and off the pitch. There have been certain clubs that have left a sour taste in the mouth i.e. Accrington, Crawley, Stevenage and Morecambe, but Luton put them all to shame. York City have been a credit to the Conference and now they are in their rightful place. Now please stick to your own forums and let City fans enjoy their Summer of happiness !
marksf Last word on your lot ! Luton are a disgrace and i hope Nick Owen is deeply ashamed when/if he reads my letter. Having been at every fixture between the clubs (except the abandoned one) in the last three years, i have never seen a club behave in such an unsporting manner on and off the pitch. There have been certain clubs that have left a sour taste in the mouth i.e. Accrington, Crawley, Stevenage and Morecambe, but Luton put them all to shame. York City have been a credit to the Conference and now they are in their rightful place. Now please stick to your own forums and let City fans enjoy their Summer of happiness ! walwynwasgod
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5:41pm Fri 25 May 12

marksf says...

walwynwasgod wrote:
marksf Last word on your lot ! Luton are a disgrace and i hope Nick Owen is deeply ashamed when/if he reads my letter. Having been at every fixture between the clubs (except the abandoned one) in the last three years, i have never seen a club behave in such an unsporting manner on and off the pitch. There have been certain clubs that have left a sour taste in the mouth i.e. Accrington, Crawley, Stevenage and Morecambe, but Luton put them all to shame. York City have been a credit to the Conference and now they are in their rightful place. Now please stick to your own forums and let City fans enjoy their Summer of happiness !
More blinkered bleatings. You can't even be honest with yourself.

Luton unsporting on the pitch? What a load of rubbish. Did you watch the match? Do you understand the concept of sportmanship? Don't answer, I can see from your posts that you don't - you prefer the blinkered life.

Let's try a few facts, shall we? Maybe the blinkers will slip. Silly me, of course they won't, you don't have it in you.

Fact: in the matches between the 2 clubs over the last year there have been 3 red cards.

Fact: all 3 went to YCFC.

It's a bit of a downer when those facts get in the way of a nice little bit of a rant. Sorry.
[quote][p][bold]walwynwasgod[/bold] wrote: marksf Last word on your lot ! Luton are a disgrace and i hope Nick Owen is deeply ashamed when/if he reads my letter. Having been at every fixture between the clubs (except the abandoned one) in the last three years, i have never seen a club behave in such an unsporting manner on and off the pitch. There have been certain clubs that have left a sour taste in the mouth i.e. Accrington, Crawley, Stevenage and Morecambe, but Luton put them all to shame. York City have been a credit to the Conference and now they are in their rightful place. Now please stick to your own forums and let City fans enjoy their Summer of happiness ![/p][/quote]More blinkered bleatings. You can't even be honest with yourself. Luton unsporting on the pitch? What a load of rubbish. Did you watch the match? Do you understand the concept of sportmanship? Don't answer, I can see from your posts that you don't - you prefer the blinkered life. Let's try a few facts, shall we? Maybe the blinkers will slip. Silly me, of course they won't, you don't have it in you. Fact: in the matches between the 2 clubs over the last year there have been 3 red cards. Fact: all 3 went to YCFC. It's a bit of a downer when those facts get in the way of a nice little bit of a rant. Sorry. marksf
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6:04pm Fri 25 May 12

marksf says...

Tug job wrote:
marksf wrote:
Fat Harry wrote: "End of non-story." Which is exactly what City have fans have been saying since the explosions of outrage about a bit of cardboard first surfaced.
Yeah, well the "explosions of outrage" seem to be another invention, try the official club statement - http://www.york.vita lfootball.co.uk/arti cle.asp?a=283104
Hi Mark, the simple facts are: (1) that JW exercised the clause in his contract that was triggered by an interested club bidding over a certain amount, (2) that JW felt unsettled because of homesickness, (3) some (not all) of your fans resorted to unnecessary and unwarranted abuse of JW, but he has himself acknowledged that this hasn't unduly bothered him, and (4) JW still has a number of friends at the club. So, yes, I believe Luton as a club have treated JW fairly, in terms of honouring his contractual rights/obligations, and he remains on good, friendly terms with a number of players. Sadly, the actions and attitude of a number of Luton fans undermines much of the good work your club is undertaking with a wide range of local communities. Your chairman's "unseeing eye" doesn't help matters either. Nevertheless, I wish all fair-minded and decent Luton fans well in your next few BSP campaign. I look forward to playing you again in the Football League. A friendly Minsterman.
Thanks Mr Tug Job, with a bit of luck we'll be on our way soon. We obviously can't expect to rely on the play-offs, you may as well toss a coin. Latest word from the top of LTFC is that the club will lose another 1 million by being stuck in the BSP, so our long-term survival is threatened if this goes on for much longer.

The problem is that we are a cash cow for the BSP, a lot of these clubs have never seen 1,000+ away fans turn up and once Luton are gone they won't be getting these paydays again.

Anyway, it's good to talk to a mature adult and discuss facts and actual events rather than blinkered fantasy. I thought Sunday's match was played in an excellent spirit, even if Luton ended up with the short end of the stick and 2 concussed players!

I think walwynwasgod is actually Sophie Hicks after she's taken one Valium too many.
[quote][p][bold]Tug job[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]marksf[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Fat Harry[/bold] wrote: "End of non-story." Which is exactly what City have fans have been saying since the explosions of outrage about a bit of cardboard first surfaced.[/p][/quote]Yeah, well the "explosions of outrage" seem to be another invention, try the official club statement - http://www.york.vita lfootball.co.uk/arti cle.asp?a=283104[/p][/quote]Hi Mark, the simple facts are: (1) that JW exercised the clause in his contract that was triggered by an interested club bidding over a certain amount, (2) that JW felt unsettled because of homesickness, (3) some (not all) of your fans resorted to unnecessary and unwarranted abuse of JW, but he has himself acknowledged that this hasn't unduly bothered him, and (4) JW still has a number of friends at the club. So, yes, I believe Luton as a club have treated JW fairly, in terms of honouring his contractual rights/obligations, and he remains on good, friendly terms with a number of players. Sadly, the actions and attitude of a number of Luton fans undermines much of the good work your club is undertaking with a wide range of local communities. Your chairman's "unseeing eye" doesn't help matters either. Nevertheless, I wish all fair-minded and decent Luton fans well in your next few BSP campaign. I look forward to playing you again in the Football League. A friendly Minsterman.[/p][/quote]Thanks Mr Tug Job, with a bit of luck we'll be on our way soon. We obviously can't expect to rely on the play-offs, you may as well toss a coin. Latest word from the top of LTFC is that the club will lose another 1 million by being stuck in the BSP, so our long-term survival is threatened if this goes on for much longer. The problem is that we are a cash cow for the BSP, a lot of these clubs have never seen 1,000+ away fans turn up and once Luton are gone they won't be getting these paydays again. Anyway, it's good to talk to a mature adult and discuss facts and actual events rather than blinkered fantasy. I thought Sunday's match was played in an excellent spirit, even if Luton ended up with the short end of the stick and 2 concussed players! I think walwynwasgod is actually Sophie Hicks after she's taken one Valium too many. marksf
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10:10pm Fri 25 May 12

Even AndyD says...

Mark - you are not helping your case. Luton lost, we won - that is the lottery of the play offs. FWIW - I think you've a cracking team who play football the right way; next year will be your season. But lets not fan the flames with talk of SH on Valium or concussed players. Look at the BBC website - you are Conference. Now just get behind your side for 2012/3 and stop bugging people on here!
Mark - you are not helping your case. Luton lost, we won - that is the lottery of the play offs. FWIW - I think you've a cracking team who play football the right way; next year will be your season. But lets not fan the flames with talk of SH on Valium or concussed players. Look at the BBC website - you are Conference. Now just get behind your side for 2012/3 and stop bugging people on here! Even AndyD
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9:45am Tue 29 May 12

The Legend Of Keith says...

marksf wrote:
walwynwasgod wrote: marksf Last word on your lot ! Luton are a disgrace and i hope Nick Owen is deeply ashamed when/if he reads my letter. Having been at every fixture between the clubs (except the abandoned one) in the last three years, i have never seen a club behave in such an unsporting manner on and off the pitch. There have been certain clubs that have left a sour taste in the mouth i.e. Accrington, Crawley, Stevenage and Morecambe, but Luton put them all to shame. York City have been a credit to the Conference and now they are in their rightful place. Now please stick to your own forums and let City fans enjoy their Summer of happiness !
More blinkered bleatings. You can't even be honest with yourself. Luton unsporting on the pitch? What a load of rubbish. Did you watch the match? Do you understand the concept of sportmanship? Don't answer, I can see from your posts that you don't - you prefer the blinkered life. Let's try a few facts, shall we? Maybe the blinkers will slip. Silly me, of course they won't, you don't have it in you. Fact: in the matches between the 2 clubs over the last year there have been 3 red cards. Fact: all 3 went to YCFC. It's a bit of a downer when those facts get in the way of a nice little bit of a rant. Sorry.
Just remind me the names of the two players who got sent off in the FA Trophy first leg this season please Mark... oh, and follow it up with which team they represent...







Thought so...
[quote][p][bold]marksf[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]walwynwasgod[/bold] wrote: marksf Last word on your lot ! Luton are a disgrace and i hope Nick Owen is deeply ashamed when/if he reads my letter. Having been at every fixture between the clubs (except the abandoned one) in the last three years, i have never seen a club behave in such an unsporting manner on and off the pitch. There have been certain clubs that have left a sour taste in the mouth i.e. Accrington, Crawley, Stevenage and Morecambe, but Luton put them all to shame. York City have been a credit to the Conference and now they are in their rightful place. Now please stick to your own forums and let City fans enjoy their Summer of happiness ![/p][/quote]More blinkered bleatings. You can't even be honest with yourself. Luton unsporting on the pitch? What a load of rubbish. Did you watch the match? Do you understand the concept of sportmanship? Don't answer, I can see from your posts that you don't - you prefer the blinkered life. Let's try a few facts, shall we? Maybe the blinkers will slip. Silly me, of course they won't, you don't have it in you. Fact: in the matches between the 2 clubs over the last year there have been 3 red cards. Fact: all 3 went to YCFC. It's a bit of a downer when those facts get in the way of a nice little bit of a rant. Sorry.[/p][/quote]Just remind me the names of the two players who got sent off in the FA Trophy first leg this season please Mark... oh, and follow it up with which team they represent... Thought so... The Legend Of Keith
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