York City boss Nigel Worthington swoops to sign striker Wes Fletcher and keeper Chris Kettings

York Press: York City’s new signings Wes Fletcher, left, and Chris Kettings, right, are paraded at Bootham Crescent York City’s new signings Wes Fletcher, left, and Chris Kettings, right, are paraded at Bootham Crescent

YORK City’s new striker Wes Fletcher has been described as a “natural finisher” by manager Nigel Worthington.

Former Burnley forward Fletcher signed a two-year deal with the Minstermen yesterday during a busy afternoon of business in which Scotland under-21 international ’keeper Chris Kettings also arrived on a season-long loan from Blackpool.

In addition, Worthington unveiled ex-Darlington shot-stopper Andy Collett as the club’s new goalkeeper coach, while Estonian international Sander Puri underwent a successful medical to complete his move to Bootham Crescent two days after scoring a header for his country in a 1-1 draw with Kyrgyzstan.

Ormskirk-born Fletcher, 22, was on the schoolboy books of both Manchester United and Liverpool before serving his apprenticeship at Burnley, where he was released at the end of last season following four years as a Turf Moor professional.

During that time, he only made two League Cup outings for the Clarets but scored during loan spells with Grimsby, Stockport, Accrington and Crewe.

In total, the 6ft 2in forward has netted five times in 32 senior games and was also farmed out to Yeovil in March but only managed one substitute appearance for the Glovers, who went on to gain promotion to the Championship through the play-offs.

Worthington beat off interest from League One Tranmere and League Two rivals Morecambe to secure Fletcher’s signature on a free transfer and said: “He’s young and has got a lot to offer.

“There comes a stage in somebody’s young career that they have to step out of the comfort zone at a bigger club and test themselves in League football and I have every faith that he will deal with that. He’s hungry and wants to score lots of goals.

“He’s scored a wealth of goals in reserve football and, while that’s completely different to doing the same at first-team level, he’s a natural finisher. He nicks goals and can score all types of goals.

“He will also give us good energy up front and has good pace and movement off the ball. Pre-season will now be important in terms of harnessing everything together and building relationships on the field.” Glasgow-born Kettings, 20, has three U21 caps to his name and has also been on loan to Birmingham City and Woodley Sports in the past.

His only previous Football League experience came in February 2012 during another loan spell with Morecambe, whom he played for during a 2-1 defeat against Bristol Rovers and a 1-0 win against Macclesfield. The 6ft 4in net-minder is currently behind full Scotland international Matt Gilks and the more experienced Mark Halstead in the pecking order for a place between the sticks at Blackpool but Worthington reckons he will provide credible competition for Michael Ingham, saying: “Chris is a very, very good young ’keeper.

“He’s a big lad and has good upper body strength. I like a big ’keeper. It gives you a real presence and we’ve got two now, so that will bring healthy competition.

“I’ve watched Chris and spoken to people who have worked with him and he is a young boy with a fantastic attitude. He wants to do well. I wanted somebody to push Michael because that’s important no matter what position you play, what your name is or how old you are.

“If somebody can do a better job, then all I am interested in is winning games for the football club not appeasing anybody. If players get in the team and play well, then they will stay in.”

Kettings’ new mentor Collett started his career at Middlesbrough but only made two first-team appearances in four years at his home-town club before enjoying five-year spells at Bristol Rovers and Darlington.

He was forced to retire in 2004 with a shoulder injury having played 280 professional games and has since been the goalkeeper coach at Darlington, Oldham and Hartlepool.

Close season restructuring at relegated Hartlepool meant, however, Durham-based Collett, now 39, became available for the Bootham Crescent vacancy.

The City chief said: “We spoke to several goalkeeper coaches and I felt Andy was the right person location-wise because his family don’t live far away from York.

“His personality and ability as a coach were also key factors. We wanted to bring in somebody who would fit in with the rest of the staff and Andy will do that no problem.

“He has a good sense of humour and a smiley face, which is what I like.”

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2:10pm Thu 13 Jun 13

Southern Exile says...

Fletch!!
Fletch!! Southern Exile
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2:11pm Thu 13 Jun 13

nearlyman says...

Let me be the first.....but its getting a little exciting !!! ...............havin
g said that, it all looked encouraging on paper last season !!
Let me be the first.....but its getting a little exciting !!! ...............havin g said that, it all looked encouraging on paper last season !! nearlyman
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2:12pm Thu 13 Jun 13

nearlyman says...

oh well, !! second then....pipped at the post !
oh well, !! second then....pipped at the post ! nearlyman
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2:30pm Thu 13 Jun 13

YorkCity1990 says...

Wes Fletcher...Hardly someone to get excited about. Only 2 league cup appearances in the whole time he was at Burnley, since 2009 he has been on loan to 5 different clubs. Still everyone deserves their chance.
Wes Fletcher...Hardly someone to get excited about. Only 2 league cup appearances in the whole time he was at Burnley, since 2009 he has been on loan to 5 different clubs. Still everyone deserves their chance. YorkCity1990
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2:45pm Thu 13 Jun 13

1968expat says...

I can remember a certain young Ted McDougall who came from Liverpool to City for 10,000 pound, nobody had heard of him, the rest is history!!!
I can remember a certain young Ted McDougall who came from Liverpool to City for 10,000 pound, nobody had heard of him, the rest is history!!! 1968expat
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2:51pm Thu 13 Jun 13

pip007 says...

It's not about the individuals we sign, it's about how they play together as a unit that matters.
It's not about the individuals we sign, it's about how they play together as a unit that matters. pip007
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2:55pm Thu 13 Jun 13

Yorkieroy60 says...

City paid £4,000 for McDougall and sold him to Bournemouth for £10k-you didn't get much information in them days anyway-but made his name with us and as you say the rest is history!
City paid £4,000 for McDougall and sold him to Bournemouth for £10k-you didn't get much information in them days anyway-but made his name with us and as you say the rest is history! Yorkieroy60
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3:00pm Thu 13 Jun 13

The Legend Of Keith says...

Two potentially good signings here. The squad is developing strength and depth but I still expect more signings to come.

Welcome to Wes and Chris.
Two potentially good signings here. The squad is developing strength and depth but I still expect more signings to come. Welcome to Wes and Chris. The Legend Of Keith
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3:17pm Thu 13 Jun 13

Fergie says...

Taken from Burnley web-site, states a two year deal:

Two days ago Clarets Mad reported that Wes Fletcher had turned down a move to Morecambe and had opted to sign for another League Two club. That club has now been confirmed as York City.

The favourites appeared to be Chesterfield and Fleetwood on the message board when the Morecambe refusal was confirmed but there was no mention of York, now managed by former Northern Ireland boss Nigel Worthington.

However, the signing has been confirmed today and Fletcher has signed his two year contract on a busy day at Bootham Crescent with new goalkeeping coach Andy Collett and new goalkeper, Blackpool's Chris Kettings, also having signed.
Taken from Burnley web-site, states a two year deal: Two days ago Clarets Mad reported that Wes Fletcher had turned down a move to Morecambe and had opted to sign for another League Two club. That club has now been confirmed as York City. The favourites appeared to be Chesterfield and Fleetwood on the message board when the Morecambe refusal was confirmed but there was no mention of York, now managed by former Northern Ireland boss Nigel Worthington. However, the signing has been confirmed today and Fletcher has signed his two year contract on a busy day at Bootham Crescent with new goalkeeping coach Andy Collett and new goalkeper, Blackpool's Chris Kettings, also having signed. Fergie
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3:22pm Thu 13 Jun 13

pip007 says...

Do we have 3 keepers now or did the young lad we loaned at the end of last season leave?
Do we have 3 keepers now or did the young lad we loaned at the end of last season leave? pip007
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3:23pm Thu 13 Jun 13

Daley Mayall says...

WWHHHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
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WWHHHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
OO?!!

WWH...........Ooh, heard of Collett.

Welcome to YCFC, fellas.
WWHHHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OO?!! WWHHHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OO?!! WWH...........Ooh, heard of Collett. Welcome to YCFC, fellas. Daley Mayall
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3:51pm Thu 13 Jun 13

The Legend Of Keith says...

YorkCity1990 wrote:
Wes Fletcher...Hardly someone to get excited about. Only 2 league cup appearances in the whole time he was at Burnley, since 2009 he has been on loan to 5 different clubs. Still everyone deserves their chance.
Any clue as to who we could sign to get you excited?
[quote][p][bold]YorkCity1990[/bold] wrote: Wes Fletcher...Hardly someone to get excited about. Only 2 league cup appearances in the whole time he was at Burnley, since 2009 he has been on loan to 5 different clubs. Still everyone deserves their chance.[/p][/quote]Any clue as to who we could sign to get you excited? The Legend Of Keith
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3:57pm Thu 13 Jun 13

skilly says...

Certainly a busy day at BC. When will some people realise that we won't be getting 'big' names through the gates at BC. NW is well capable of spotting talent and developing it. Good luck lads with your new careers at York. Did some expect Ray Clemence to stroll into BC?
Certainly a busy day at BC. When will some people realise that we won't be getting 'big' names through the gates at BC. NW is well capable of spotting talent and developing it. Good luck lads with your new careers at York. Did some expect Ray Clemence to stroll into BC? skilly
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4:05pm Thu 13 Jun 13

THETELLEROFTALES says...

Call it a gut feeling if you want but someow I don't think we are looking at mid-table mediocrity.
This squad is coming together nicely.
Call it a gut feeling if you want but someow I don't think we are looking at mid-table mediocrity. This squad is coming together nicely. THETELLEROFTALES
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4:07pm Thu 13 Jun 13

YorkCity1990 says...

The Legend Of Keith wrote:
YorkCity1990 wrote:
Wes Fletcher...Hardly someone to get excited about. Only 2 league cup appearances in the whole time he was at Burnley, since 2009 he has been on loan to 5 different clubs. Still everyone deserves their chance.
Any clue as to who we could sign to get you excited?
Andre Gray from Luton? Someone a bit more proven.
[quote][p][bold]The Legend Of Keith[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]YorkCity1990[/bold] wrote: Wes Fletcher...Hardly someone to get excited about. Only 2 league cup appearances in the whole time he was at Burnley, since 2009 he has been on loan to 5 different clubs. Still everyone deserves their chance.[/p][/quote]Any clue as to who we could sign to get you excited?[/p][/quote]Andre Gray from Luton? Someone a bit more proven. YorkCity1990
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4:21pm Thu 13 Jun 13

YoRkIe59 says...

how the heck can you call Andre Gray at Luton proven?.sure he looked good against us in the play off final and seemed to generally finish that season strongly having just been signed by Luton.What did he do last season? i wasnt exactly following Luton that closely last season .why would we,but im not aware of him blowing teams away in the conference last season,considering the players we had that didnt make the grade moving up from conference to league two why on earth would Andre Gray be such a coup.
how the heck can you call Andre Gray at Luton proven?.sure he looked good against us in the play off final and seemed to generally finish that season strongly having just been signed by Luton.What did he do last season? i wasnt exactly following Luton that closely last season .why would we,but im not aware of him blowing teams away in the conference last season,considering the players we had that didnt make the grade moving up from conference to league two why on earth would Andre Gray be such a coup. YoRkIe59
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4:24pm Thu 13 Jun 13

Brodes says...

Both very young with relatively few apperances.

Have seen Wes Fletcher play for Stockport a few times last season and he was pretty anoyomous albeit in a very poor relegation team.
Could be a Henderson or a McLoughlin..
Impossible to say good or bad signing, will be a squad player I think, but may be given chance with injuries.
Both very young with relatively few apperances. Have seen Wes Fletcher play for Stockport a few times last season and he was pretty anoyomous albeit in a very poor relegation team. Could be a Henderson or a McLoughlin.. Impossible to say good or bad signing, will be a squad player I think, but may be given chance with injuries. Brodes
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4:35pm Thu 13 Jun 13

The Legend Of Keith says...

YorkCity1990 wrote:
The Legend Of Keith wrote:
YorkCity1990 wrote:
Wes Fletcher...Hardly someone to get excited about. Only 2 league cup appearances in the whole time he was at Burnley, since 2009 he has been on loan to 5 different clubs. Still everyone deserves their chance.
Any clue as to who we could sign to get you excited?
Andre Gray from Luton? Someone a bit more proven.
Andre Gray?!

That'll lad that missed (bottled it) the sitter (twice) for Luton against us at Wembley? He's also a conference player who is not proven at league level.
[quote][p][bold]YorkCity1990[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Legend Of Keith[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]YorkCity1990[/bold] wrote: Wes Fletcher...Hardly someone to get excited about. Only 2 league cup appearances in the whole time he was at Burnley, since 2009 he has been on loan to 5 different clubs. Still everyone deserves their chance.[/p][/quote]Any clue as to who we could sign to get you excited?[/p][/quote]Andre Gray from Luton? Someone a bit more proven.[/p][/quote]Andre Gray?! That'll lad that missed (bottled it) the sitter (twice) for Luton against us at Wembley? He's also a conference player who is not proven at league level. The Legend Of Keith
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4:40pm Thu 13 Jun 13

YorkCity1990 says...

YoRkIe59 wrote:
how the heck can you call Andre Gray at Luton proven?.sure he looked good against us in the play off final and seemed to generally finish that season strongly having just been signed by Luton.What did he do last season? i wasnt exactly following Luton that closely last season .why would we,but im not aware of him blowing teams away in the conference last season,considering the players we had that didnt make the grade moving up from conference to league two why on earth would Andre Gray be such a coup.
One of his poorer season's just gone, although he still managed 54 appearances and 20 goals in all competitions, That's not to bad considering the fairly poor season Luton had. I remember seeing him play a few times against city and he was decent. I still think he has a lot more to offer, and could easily make the step up to league 2. Reminds me a bit of Nakhi Wells for Bradford. Although that is just my opinion
[quote][p][bold]YoRkIe59[/bold] wrote: how the heck can you call Andre Gray at Luton proven?.sure he looked good against us in the play off final and seemed to generally finish that season strongly having just been signed by Luton.What did he do last season? i wasnt exactly following Luton that closely last season .why would we,but im not aware of him blowing teams away in the conference last season,considering the players we had that didnt make the grade moving up from conference to league two why on earth would Andre Gray be such a coup.[/p][/quote]One of his poorer season's just gone, although he still managed 54 appearances and 20 goals in all competitions, That's not to bad considering the fairly poor season Luton had. I remember seeing him play a few times against city and he was decent. I still think he has a lot more to offer, and could easily make the step up to league 2. Reminds me a bit of Nakhi Wells for Bradford. Although that is just my opinion YorkCity1990
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4:41pm Thu 13 Jun 13

Yorkie41 says...

Adam Reed rumored to sign for city on Saturday on a two year deal.
Adam Reed rumored to sign for city on Saturday on a two year deal. Yorkie41
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4:45pm Thu 13 Jun 13

YoRkIe59 says...

if thats your opinion yorkcity1990 thats fine you are of course entitled to it,i too think he looked a decent player and one who could make the grade,like many who may or may not make the step up,i just wouldnt agree that,in your words hes proven certainly not at league level having come from where was it Histon i think.
if thats your opinion yorkcity1990 thats fine you are of course entitled to it,i too think he looked a decent player and one who could make the grade,like many who may or may not make the step up,i just wouldnt agree that,in your words hes proven certainly not at league level having come from where was it Histon i think. YoRkIe59
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4:54pm Thu 13 Jun 13

YorkCity1990 says...

YoRkIe59 wrote:
if thats your opinion yorkcity1990 thats fine you are of course entitled to it,i too think he looked a decent player and one who could make the grade,like many who may or may not make the step up,i just wouldnt agree that,in your words hes proven certainly not at league level having come from where was it Histon i think.
When I said the word 'proven' all that I meant was that usually wherever he has been he has always scored goals, albeit at a lower level. He might not be able to make the step up to league 2, many conference players can not. But I personally think he could.
[quote][p][bold]YoRkIe59[/bold] wrote: if thats your opinion yorkcity1990 thats fine you are of course entitled to it,i too think he looked a decent player and one who could make the grade,like many who may or may not make the step up,i just wouldnt agree that,in your words hes proven certainly not at league level having come from where was it Histon i think.[/p][/quote]When I said the word 'proven' all that I meant was that usually wherever he has been he has always scored goals, albeit at a lower level. He might not be able to make the step up to league 2, many conference players can not. But I personally think he could. YorkCity1990
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5:00pm Thu 13 Jun 13

OLD - HEAD says...

Wes Fletcher will be another option up front, although he may not be a regular starter. Chris Kettings is a promising young goalkeeper, who we needed to cover for Michael Ingham. The squad is slowly taking shape, lets see how pre-season works out. Its far too early to be making predictions.
Wes Fletcher will be another option up front, although he may not be a regular starter. Chris Kettings is a promising young goalkeeper, who we needed to cover for Michael Ingham. The squad is slowly taking shape, lets see how pre-season works out. Its far too early to be making predictions. OLD - HEAD
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5:02pm Thu 13 Jun 13

ian923 says...

Squad coming together nicely and hopefully as indicated Adam Reed will add to it.Looking forward to the testing pre-season friendlies and then the bit that matters.Season ticket on Order!
Squad coming together nicely and hopefully as indicated Adam Reed will add to it.Looking forward to the testing pre-season friendlies and then the bit that matters.Season ticket on Order! ian923
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5:06pm Thu 13 Jun 13

YoRkIe59 says...

if that turns out to be true Yorkie41 that would be another great step towards next season.
if that turns out to be true Yorkie41 that would be another great step towards next season. YoRkIe59
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5:20pm Thu 13 Jun 13

YCFC am byth says...

SANDER PURI also now signed a 2 year deal this afternoon. He for me is the best and most exciting signing so far! Well done NW - its coming together with a young base to build for the future. Exciting times...
SANDER PURI also now signed a 2 year deal this afternoon. He for me is the best and most exciting signing so far! Well done NW - its coming together with a young base to build for the future. Exciting times... YCFC am byth
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5:28pm Thu 13 Jun 13

Realistic ycfc says...

Yorkie41 wrote:
Adam Reed rumored to sign for city on Saturday on a two year deal.
Where you heard your rumour?
[quote][p][bold]Yorkie41[/bold] wrote: Adam Reed rumored to sign for city on Saturday on a two year deal.[/p][/quote]Where you heard your rumour? Realistic ycfc
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5:35pm Thu 13 Jun 13

dadster says...

Personally I will reserve judgement on all the signings until I have seen them play together in the pre-season games.

However, I fully trust NW in signing the right level of quality to fit into the style of play he thinks will be best suited to success in L2.

Some people on here seem to think YCFC are a bigger club than we actually are and with a bottomless pit of money to spend in which to attract star names. The reality is we are a club that has just spent 8 years in the non-league wilderness and need to re-establish ourselves as a League club first and foremost.

If we manage to achieve a top half finish next season I will take that. Anything more is a bonus for me.
Personally I will reserve judgement on all the signings until I have seen them play together in the pre-season games. However, I fully trust NW in signing the right level of quality to fit into the style of play he thinks will be best suited to success in L2. Some people on here seem to think YCFC are a bigger club than we actually are and with a bottomless pit of money to spend in which to attract star names. The reality is we are a club that has just spent 8 years in the non-league wilderness and need to re-establish ourselves as a League club first and foremost. If we manage to achieve a top half finish next season I will take that. Anything more is a bonus for me. dadster
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6:09pm Thu 13 Jun 13

duffy says...

dadster wrote:
Personally I will reserve judgement on all the signings until I have seen them play together in the pre-season games.

However, I fully trust NW in signing the right level of quality to fit into the style of play he thinks will be best suited to success in L2.

Some people on here seem to think YCFC are a bigger club than we actually are and with a bottomless pit of money to spend in which to attract star names. The reality is we are a club that has just spent 8 years in the non-league wilderness and need to re-establish ourselves as a League club first and foremost.

If we manage to achieve a top half finish next season I will take that. Anything more is a bonus for me.
Fully agree with all of the above. I'm not sure why people think we are in a position to be making marque type signings, most made in the history of the club have been total failures with the best players being more or less unknown when joining us. I think the signings up until this point are very promising. An Estonian full international, Bowman and Fletcher were both wanted by other clubs. Good back up keeper for a change who should put pressure on Ingham. Add the fact we are also chasing other players that are widely rated at this level and I would say Worthington is going down exactly the right route for our level of club.
[quote][p][bold]dadster[/bold] wrote: Personally I will reserve judgement on all the signings until I have seen them play together in the pre-season games. However, I fully trust NW in signing the right level of quality to fit into the style of play he thinks will be best suited to success in L2. Some people on here seem to think YCFC are a bigger club than we actually are and with a bottomless pit of money to spend in which to attract star names. The reality is we are a club that has just spent 8 years in the non-league wilderness and need to re-establish ourselves as a League club first and foremost. If we manage to achieve a top half finish next season I will take that. Anything more is a bonus for me.[/p][/quote]Fully agree with all of the above. I'm not sure why people think we are in a position to be making marque type signings, most made in the history of the club have been total failures with the best players being more or less unknown when joining us. I think the signings up until this point are very promising. An Estonian full international, Bowman and Fletcher were both wanted by other clubs. Good back up keeper for a change who should put pressure on Ingham. Add the fact we are also chasing other players that are widely rated at this level and I would say Worthington is going down exactly the right route for our level of club. duffy
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6:54pm Thu 13 Jun 13

Theapplesarecoming says...

Realistic ycfc wrote:
Yorkie41 wrote:
Adam Reed rumored to sign for city on Saturday on a two year deal.
Where you heard your rumour?
It's on football rumours . Com where anyone can post anything however true or false (and usually do) , I wouldn't think much of it till it actually happens
[quote][p][bold]Realistic ycfc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Yorkie41[/bold] wrote: Adam Reed rumored to sign for city on Saturday on a two year deal.[/p][/quote]Where you heard your rumour?[/p][/quote]It's on football rumours . Com where anyone can post anything however true or false (and usually do) , I wouldn't think much of it till it actually happens Theapplesarecoming
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7:11pm Thu 13 Jun 13

maltonred says...

we are a big club all our signings are over 6 foot
we are a big club all our signings are over 6 foot maltonred
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7:34pm Thu 13 Jun 13

dringy1 says...

pip007 wrote:
Do we have 3 keepers now or did the young lad we loaned at the end of last season leave?
He was only on loan so that deal expired at the end of last season. Think this keeper may give Ingham what he needs, competition! Scottish under 21 international so must be pritty good. Sure he won't want to come to City to keep the bench warm when he could be playing reserve football for a Championship Club. Welcome all 3!
[quote][p][bold]pip007[/bold] wrote: Do we have 3 keepers now or did the young lad we loaned at the end of last season leave?[/p][/quote]He was only on loan so that deal expired at the end of last season. Think this keeper may give Ingham what he needs, competition! Scottish under 21 international so must be pritty good. Sure he won't want to come to City to keep the bench warm when he could be playing reserve football for a Championship Club. Welcome all 3! dringy1
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8:04pm Thu 13 Jun 13

newish-soon says...

dringy1 wrote:
pip007 wrote:
Do we have 3 keepers now or did the young lad we loaned at the end of last season leave?
He was only on loan so that deal expired at the end of last season. Think this keeper may give Ingham what he needs, competition! Scottish under 21 international so must be pritty good. Sure he won't want to come to City to keep the bench warm when he could be playing reserve football for a Championship Club. Welcome all 3!
Scottish under 21 international so must be pretty (sic) good - since when. Seriously though, our attacking squad is taking good shape (certainly depth, still undecided about strength). More concerned about the defence, not too much cover there as that, but trust NW will address that soon.
[quote][p][bold]dringy1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pip007[/bold] wrote: Do we have 3 keepers now or did the young lad we loaned at the end of last season leave?[/p][/quote]He was only on loan so that deal expired at the end of last season. Think this keeper may give Ingham what he needs, competition! Scottish under 21 international so must be pritty good. Sure he won't want to come to City to keep the bench warm when he could be playing reserve football for a Championship Club. Welcome all 3![/p][/quote]Scottish under 21 international so must be pretty (sic) good - since when. Seriously though, our attacking squad is taking good shape (certainly depth, still undecided about strength). More concerned about the defence, not too much cover there as that, but trust NW will address that soon. newish-soon
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8:22pm Thu 13 Jun 13

dringy1 says...

Just read York Knights holding an open trial session where players invited to a training session to show what they can do. How about that for an idea Mr Worthington. Will cost us nothing but a few hours of your time and maybe unearth a gem! I remember watching a Scottish cup game on tv a few years ago between Rangers and Ross County (I think these but defo lower league Scottish team) and Ross County won with a team of players, all of whom came from an open pre season trial session in which they charged a £25 a man admin fee. Just an idea, what do you think...
Just read York Knights holding an open trial session where players invited to a training session to show what they can do. How about that for an idea Mr Worthington. Will cost us nothing but a few hours of your time and maybe unearth a gem! I remember watching a Scottish cup game on tv a few years ago between Rangers and Ross County (I think these but defo lower league Scottish team) and Ross County won with a team of players, all of whom came from an open pre season trial session in which they charged a £25 a man admin fee. Just an idea, what do you think... dringy1
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8:38pm Thu 13 Jun 13

rupertbehr says...

Well it's often stated ........
3's a magic number, lets hope so,
Welcome to York boys .....enjoy your stay be it long or short.

The SU pre- season fixture should be a real eye opener.... Can't wait.
Well it's often stated ........ 3's a magic number, lets hope so, Welcome to York boys .....enjoy your stay be it long or short. The SU pre- season fixture should be a real eye opener.... Can't wait. rupertbehr
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9:12pm Thu 13 Jun 13

chuckabuttie says...

Glad Puri's signed up, although he will be missing for a couple of weeks in Sept / Oct. Will be interesting to see how someone previously compared to Robben stacks up to the real thing when the Dutch come to town.

I'm sure it will be interesting for him to be lining up against Accrington or whoever one weekend, then 11 World Cup finalists next time out.

Welcome to all newcomers today
Glad Puri's signed up, although he will be missing for a couple of weeks in Sept / Oct. Will be interesting to see how someone previously compared to Robben stacks up to the real thing when the Dutch come to town. I'm sure it will be interesting for him to be lining up against Accrington or whoever one weekend, then 11 World Cup finalists next time out. Welcome to all newcomers today chuckabuttie
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12:10am Fri 14 Jun 13

sixtyfourfive says...

chuckabuttie wrote:
Glad Puri's signed up, although he will be missing for a couple of weeks in Sept / Oct. Will be interesting to see how someone previously compared to Robben stacks up to the real thing when the Dutch come to town.

I'm sure it will be interesting for him to be lining up against Accrington or whoever one weekend, then 11 World Cup finalists next time out.

Welcome to all newcomers today
I believe the squad is shaping up well but let's not get too carried away with the Puri signing.The "current international" status seems to be getting some folks a little carried away but I don't believe Estonia to be of a very high calibre.Also let's remember he was very recently released by St Mirren pretty soon after an unsuccessful trial at Kilmarnock - both clubs probably of pretty much the same standard as City I guess?
[quote][p][bold]chuckabuttie[/bold] wrote: Glad Puri's signed up, although he will be missing for a couple of weeks in Sept / Oct. Will be interesting to see how someone previously compared to Robben stacks up to the real thing when the Dutch come to town. I'm sure it will be interesting for him to be lining up against Accrington or whoever one weekend, then 11 World Cup finalists next time out. Welcome to all newcomers today[/p][/quote]I believe the squad is shaping up well but let's not get too carried away with the Puri signing.The "current international" status seems to be getting some folks a little carried away but I don't believe Estonia to be of a very high calibre.Also let's remember he was very recently released by St Mirren pretty soon after an unsuccessful trial at Kilmarnock - both clubs probably of pretty much the same standard as City I guess? sixtyfourfive
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9:11am Fri 14 Jun 13

Yorkie41 says...

Just herd Reed gone to Chesterfield.
Just herd Reed gone to Chesterfield. Yorkie41
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9:15am Fri 14 Jun 13

Yorkie41 says...

Yorkie41 wrote:
Just herd Reed gone to Chesterfield.
Not been announced by Chesterfield, so it could be a silly rumor.
[quote][p][bold]Yorkie41[/bold] wrote: Just herd Reed gone to Chesterfield.[/p][/quote]Not been announced by Chesterfield, so it could be a silly rumor. Yorkie41
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9:36am Fri 14 Jun 13

SbragiaIsOurHero says...

Dringy1's suggestion of an open trial session is a no-lose situation. Involve the local community, give the unknown York talent a once-over and see whether any of them make the grade. At worst, it'll establish closer links between the local teams and the City's professional outfit. At best, we can dig out one or two players who have slipped under the radar of the scouting networks.

I believe that Andy Leaning played for York RI and Rowntrees before given a break by Denis Smith. He ended up playing two full seasons, holding Liverpool to extra time (in their pomp and at Anfield), and was nearly signed by Everton. I'm sure he's not the only example of a 'local boy coming good'.
Dringy1's suggestion of an open trial session is a no-lose situation. Involve the local community, give the unknown York talent a once-over and see whether any of them make the grade. At worst, it'll establish closer links between the local teams and the City's professional outfit. At best, we can dig out one or two players who have slipped under the radar of the scouting networks. I believe that Andy Leaning played for York RI and Rowntrees before given a break by Denis Smith. He ended up playing two full seasons, holding Liverpool to extra time (in their pomp and at Anfield), and was nearly signed by Everton. I'm sure he's not the only example of a 'local boy coming good'. SbragiaIsOurHero
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11:16am Fri 14 Jun 13

old_school_minsterman says...

NW said on radio interview yesterday that his summer signings were almost complete. He said he had one more player to bring in.

Any guesses on if this will be the left back, centre mid or the striker? All of which we still need!
NW said on radio interview yesterday that his summer signings were almost complete. He said he had one more player to bring in. Any guesses on if this will be the left back, centre mid or the striker? All of which we still need! old_school_minsterman
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11:31am Fri 14 Jun 13

Realistic ycfc says...

Yorkie41 wrote:
Just herd Reed gone to Chesterfield.
mate do me a favour and stop reading those rumour websites, you sound like a tit by reading these then come rushing on here to post what you have 'heard' nobody really has a clue who we are signing just wait and see
[quote][p][bold]Yorkie41[/bold] wrote: Just herd Reed gone to Chesterfield.[/p][/quote]mate do me a favour and stop reading those rumour websites, you sound like a tit by reading these then come rushing on here to post what you have 'heard' nobody really has a clue who we are signing just wait and see Realistic ycfc
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11:43am Fri 14 Jun 13

The Legend Of Keith says...

old_school_minsterma
n
wrote:
NW said on radio interview yesterday that his summer signings were almost complete. He said he had one more player to bring in.

Any guesses on if this will be the left back, centre mid or the striker? All of which we still need!
I would say the midfield is looking light at the moment so that is where the recruit will fit into.

Although NW advises that there may be only one more coming in, I'd expect to see some players go out on loan to free up space to bring loanee's into our ranks. McDaid and Fyfield may be two such candidates to send out else where.
[quote][p][bold]old_school_minsterma n[/bold] wrote: NW said on radio interview yesterday that his summer signings were almost complete. He said he had one more player to bring in. Any guesses on if this will be the left back, centre mid or the striker? All of which we still need![/p][/quote]I would say the midfield is looking light at the moment so that is where the recruit will fit into. Although NW advises that there may be only one more coming in, I'd expect to see some players go out on loan to free up space to bring loanee's into our ranks. McDaid and Fyfield may be two such candidates to send out else where. The Legend Of Keith
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12:56pm Fri 14 Jun 13

duffy says...

old_school_minsterma
n
wrote:
NW said on radio interview yesterday that his summer signings were almost complete. He said he had one more player to bring in.

Any guesses on if this will be the left back, centre mid or the striker? All of which we still need!
Think there might be some smoke and mirrors there. We still need another midfielder and we know he has put in good offers for Howe who is back from holiday this weekend and Ryan Cresswell who wants to move back up to Yorkshire.
[quote][p][bold]old_school_minsterma n[/bold] wrote: NW said on radio interview yesterday that his summer signings were almost complete. He said he had one more player to bring in. Any guesses on if this will be the left back, centre mid or the striker? All of which we still need![/p][/quote]Think there might be some smoke and mirrors there. We still need another midfielder and we know he has put in good offers for Howe who is back from holiday this weekend and Ryan Cresswell who wants to move back up to Yorkshire. duffy
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1:03pm Fri 14 Jun 13

not for me says...

I have just been to america on holiday and bumped into worthington as a big york fan he took time to talk to me and my kids for 5 mins he seems a really nice genuine guy but he made it clear that as soon as a bigger club comes knocking hes off!
I have just been to america on holiday and bumped into worthington as a big york fan he took time to talk to me and my kids for 5 mins he seems a really nice genuine guy but he made it clear that as soon as a bigger club comes knocking hes off! not for me
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2:01pm Fri 14 Jun 13

The Legend Of Keith says...

not for me wrote:
I have just been to america on holiday and bumped into worthington as a big york fan he took time to talk to me and my kids for 5 mins he seems a really nice genuine guy but he made it clear that as soon as a bigger club comes knocking hes off!
Is your name not missing the words "Honesty is..."?

It never fails to amaze me the tripe some people make up. 0/10 for effort and originality.
[quote][p][bold]not for me[/bold] wrote: I have just been to america on holiday and bumped into worthington as a big york fan he took time to talk to me and my kids for 5 mins he seems a really nice genuine guy but he made it clear that as soon as a bigger club comes knocking hes off![/p][/quote]Is your name not missing the words "Honesty is..."? It never fails to amaze me the tripe some people make up. 0/10 for effort and originality. The Legend Of Keith
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2:42pm Fri 14 Jun 13

tips says...

Even if this was true if NW does move on to a bigger club it will be because he has been succesfull at York..He gets a move to a bigger job and City are better off than when he came so both NW and City are winners !!!
Even if this was true if NW does move on to a bigger club it will be because he has been succesfull at York..He gets a move to a bigger job and City are better off than when he came so both NW and City are winners !!! tips
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2:44pm Fri 14 Jun 13

duffy says...

The Legend Of Keith wrote:
not for me wrote:
I have just been to america on holiday and bumped into worthington as a big york fan he took time to talk to me and my kids for 5 mins he seems a really nice genuine guy but he made it clear that as soon as a bigger club comes knocking hes off!
Is your name not missing the words "Honesty is..."?

It never fails to amaze me the tripe some people make up. 0/10 for effort and originality.
They do try don't they ? Do these people have a life ?
[quote][p][bold]The Legend Of Keith[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]not for me[/bold] wrote: I have just been to america on holiday and bumped into worthington as a big york fan he took time to talk to me and my kids for 5 mins he seems a really nice genuine guy but he made it clear that as soon as a bigger club comes knocking hes off![/p][/quote]Is your name not missing the words "Honesty is..."? It never fails to amaze me the tripe some people make up. 0/10 for effort and originality.[/p][/quote]They do try don't they ? Do these people have a life ? duffy
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2:47pm Fri 14 Jun 13

duffy says...

tips wrote:
Even if this was true if NW does move on to a bigger club it will be because he has been succesfull at York..He gets a move to a bigger job and City are better off than when he came so both NW and City are winners !!!
It's just another troll. Worthington is not going to state he is leaving for another club. He used the word " genuine" what a pity he does not follow suit.
You have to laugh at some of the sad individuals on here at times.
[quote][p][bold]tips[/bold] wrote: Even if this was true if NW does move on to a bigger club it will be because he has been succesfull at York..He gets a move to a bigger job and City are better off than when he came so both NW and City are winners !!![/p][/quote]It's just another troll. Worthington is not going to state he is leaving for another club. He used the word " genuine" what a pity he does not follow suit. You have to laugh at some of the sad individuals on here at times. duffy
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3:12pm Fri 14 Jun 13

The Legend Of Keith says...

duffy wrote:
The Legend Of Keith wrote:
not for me wrote:
I have just been to america on holiday and bumped into worthington as a big york fan he took time to talk to me and my kids for 5 mins he seems a really nice genuine guy but he made it clear that as soon as a bigger club comes knocking hes off!
Is your name not missing the words "Honesty is..."?

It never fails to amaze me the tripe some people make up. 0/10 for effort and originality.
They do try don't they ? Do these people have a life ?
It would be funny if it wasn't so tragic.

Modern technology has afforded the ordinary person means to give voice to a potentially global audience... and some people use it for trolling which serves no genuine or useful purpose in life. How their lives must be lacking in almost every respect.
[quote][p][bold]duffy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Legend Of Keith[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]not for me[/bold] wrote: I have just been to america on holiday and bumped into worthington as a big york fan he took time to talk to me and my kids for 5 mins he seems a really nice genuine guy but he made it clear that as soon as a bigger club comes knocking hes off![/p][/quote]Is your name not missing the words "Honesty is..."? It never fails to amaze me the tripe some people make up. 0/10 for effort and originality.[/p][/quote]They do try don't they ? Do these people have a life ?[/p][/quote]It would be funny if it wasn't so tragic. Modern technology has afforded the ordinary person means to give voice to a potentially global audience... and some people use it for trolling which serves no genuine or useful purpose in life. How their lives must be lacking in almost every respect. The Legend Of Keith
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3:33pm Fri 14 Jun 13

1968expat says...

not for me wrote:
I have just been to america on holiday and bumped into worthington as a big york fan he took time to talk to me and my kids for 5 mins he seems a really nice genuine guy but he made it clear that as soon as a bigger club comes knocking hes off!
Obviously a Luton suppoter!
[quote][p][bold]not for me[/bold] wrote: I have just been to america on holiday and bumped into worthington as a big york fan he took time to talk to me and my kids for 5 mins he seems a really nice genuine guy but he made it clear that as soon as a bigger club comes knocking hes off![/p][/quote]Obviously a Luton suppoter! 1968expat
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3:35pm Fri 14 Jun 13

1968expat says...

not for me wrote:
I have just been to america on holiday and bumped into worthington as a big york fan he took time to talk to me and my kids for 5 mins he seems a really nice genuine guy but he made it clear that as soon as a bigger club comes knocking hes off!
Sorry fan!
[quote][p][bold]not for me[/bold] wrote: I have just been to america on holiday and bumped into worthington as a big york fan he took time to talk to me and my kids for 5 mins he seems a really nice genuine guy but he made it clear that as soon as a bigger club comes knocking hes off![/p][/quote]Sorry fan! 1968expat
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4:12pm Fri 14 Jun 13

monkey2nuts says...

I've just got back from a city break in Barcelona with the missus. Whilst I was in the bank I got chatting with Lionel Messi. Nice bloke! I think he'd been talking to his financial advisor about something or other. Anyway, he said that if he doesn't get what he's after at his next contract renegotiation, he's coming to York! .........You heard it here first!
I've just got back from a city break in Barcelona with the missus. Whilst I was in the bank I got chatting with Lionel Messi. Nice bloke! I think he'd been talking to his financial advisor about something or other. Anyway, he said that if he doesn't get what he's after at his next contract renegotiation, he's coming to York! .........You heard it here first! monkey2nuts
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4:36pm Fri 14 Jun 13

YoRkIe59 says...

monkey,do you think Messi would be happy with a place on the bench though?.
monkey,do you think Messi would be happy with a place on the bench though?. YoRkIe59
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4:51pm Fri 14 Jun 13

Phil, Leeds says...

At this time of year all the new signings sound like world beaters in the Press write ups. The words to big up Wes Fletcher are worryingly similar to those used to introduce us to Liam Henderson a couple of years ago. I prefer to wait and see how they all pan out in match situations before getting too excited. Time will tell what we've got.
At this time of year all the new signings sound like world beaters in the Press write ups. The words to big up Wes Fletcher are worryingly similar to those used to introduce us to Liam Henderson a couple of years ago. I prefer to wait and see how they all pan out in match situations before getting too excited. Time will tell what we've got. Phil, Leeds
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7:21pm Fri 14 Jun 13

johnno65 says...

I know what you mean Phil but i feel NW has a better eye for a player and has a master plan where and who he wants to play.
Any news about the agreed friendly with Darlo, same question is being asked on the Darlington forum I for one would love a kick around with our neighbours, help them out a bit, cash wise, would be a good run out for the new look team.
I know what you mean Phil but i feel NW has a better eye for a player and has a master plan where and who he wants to play. Any news about the agreed friendly with Darlo, same question is being asked on the Darlington forum I for one would love a kick around with our neighbours, help them out a bit, cash wise, would be a good run out for the new look team. johnno65
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