York City striker Richard Cresswell retires from playing

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TALISMAN York City striker Richard Cresswell has retired from playing.

The shock announcement was confirmed today with Cresswell calling time on an impressive career spanning two decades and finishing at the club where he started out.

The toll of injuries has prompted the 36-year-old Bridlington-born ace to quit playing after 650 League and cup appearances. He will now concentrate on coaching with his immediate task to visit top clubs in Britain and overseas to study training methods.

Cresswell, whose recruitment at the sharp end of last season by City boss Nigel Worthington was key to the Minstermen escaping the drop from the Football League, said: “It has been a difficult and emotional decision for me to make, but I feel it is now the right time for me to finish my playing career.

“Due to injury issues, I don’t feel I can perform at the level I would like to any more and that is very frustrating for me.

“I have had a wonderful career and have reached the highest level playing in the Premier League and can look back on some good times and great achievements.”

In recent months the striker has suffered a serious eye complaint which has affected his performances.

He has also recently suffered issues with a knee, which go back to a bad injury he sustained at the age of 28, when doctors believed it was unlikely he would play beyond the age of 31.

“Nothing will compare to the enjoyment I have experienced playing the game I love,” he added.

“However, I am now embarking on part two of my professional life and I am focussing on a future career coaching first team football.

“After three years’ coaching education, I have now achieved my UEFA ‘A’ licence and I’m going to spend the coming months visiting top clubs in this country and overseas to further my development and experience.”

City boss Worthington labelled today as a “sad day” for both player and club, adding: “Injuries do have a serious impact at the back end of a player’s career.

“I also retired at a similar age and it enabled me to concentrate on coaching and football management and I’m sure Richard has a bright new career ahead of him.

“We have offered Richard a role at the club, but he is keen to gain more experience over the coming months.

“He is a great professional and it has been a pleasure having him at the club.

“I would like to thank him for all his hard work and effort during the time he has been at York City.”

Club chairman Jason McGill also paid tribute to Cresswell.

“Richard originally joined York City at the age of 13 and is now ending his amazing career here,” said McGill.

“When Richard came on loan at the end of last season he made a tremendous impact, playing a pivotal role in our battle to stay in the Football League. For that alone, we are extremely grateful to him and we wish him well for the future.”

Cresswell signed a professional contract with the Minstermen in 1995 at the age of 17 making his debut for City against Brentford in 1996. He also earned the first of four England Under-21 caps while still leading the line at Bootham Crescent.

He was transferred to Sheffield Wednesday for a record fee of £950,000 in 1999, where he played in the Premier League.

Cresswell also played for Leicester City, Preston North End, Leeds United, Stoke City, again in the Premier League, and Sheffield United, which allied to his first big move to the Owls totalled more than £5 million in transfer fees, before moving back to his first club.

As he signed off his playing days declaring how the club would always have a place in his heart, Cresswell added: “I’d like to thank my wife, Zoe, my four children and all my family for their fantastic support throughout my career.

“I would also like to thank Ricky Sbragia for bringing me to York City at the age of 13 and former manager, Alan Little for giving me my first professional contract, and all the other great managers who believed in me over the years.

“I would also like to thank Jason McGill, the York City Board, Nigel Worthington and the coaching staff for their support over the past few months.

“Finally, thank you to the City fans for the unbelievable reception I experienced when I returned. It’s my local club and will always have a special place in my heart. I wish the team the very best for the rest of the season.”

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7:00am Thu 5 Dec 13

julesmay says...

Can someone tell me why that was announced at 12 o'clock at night?
Can someone tell me why that was announced at 12 o'clock at night? julesmay

7:02am Thu 5 Dec 13

julesmay says...

But good luck to Richard in the future. A future York City manager maybe?
But good luck to Richard in the future. A future York City manager maybe? julesmay

7:24am Thu 5 Dec 13

Theendoftheworld says...

Complete anti-climax!
Complete anti-climax! Theendoftheworld

7:37am Thu 5 Dec 13

Tug job says...

julesmay wrote:
Can someone tell me why that was announced at 12 o'clock at night?
Perhaps they needed to clear it with Old Head before they announced it?
[quote][p][bold]julesmay[/bold] wrote: Can someone tell me why that was announced at 12 o'clock at night?[/p][/quote]Perhaps they needed to clear it with Old Head before they announced it? Tug job

7:48am Thu 5 Dec 13

Al-YCFC says...

Thanks for your service to the club. My earliest memory of watching Football was a Richard Cresswell goal at the away end. Best of luck in the future.
Thanks for your service to the club. My earliest memory of watching Football was a Richard Cresswell goal at the away end. Best of luck in the future. Al-YCFC

8:53am Thu 5 Dec 13

yorkandproud says...

Theendoftheworld wrote:
Complete anti-climax!
Please explain ?????
[quote][p][bold]Theendoftheworld[/bold] wrote: Complete anti-climax![/p][/quote]Please explain ????? yorkandproud

9:08am Thu 5 Dec 13

YCFC115 says...

Yet again another club PR disaster. Having youngsters keen on following the club stay up until midnight for the announcement with school/college in the morning. This club is run by complete and utter idiots.

Good luck Richard, thank you for all your efforts keeping us up last season - a true City hero.
Yet again another club PR disaster. Having youngsters keen on following the club stay up until midnight for the announcement with school/college in the morning. This club is run by complete and utter idiots. Good luck Richard, thank you for all your efforts keeping us up last season - a true City hero. YCFC115

10:17am Thu 5 Dec 13

Filofact! says...

Thank-you Richard for great service to YCFC and best wishes for your new career in coaching/management.

Thank-you Richard for great service to YCFC and best wishes for your new career in coaching/management. [This explains why Richard did not appear even on the bench at the last Home game.] Filofact!

10:47am Thu 5 Dec 13

VINNIE J says...

Thanks for your services to the club, especially for helping to keep us in the league last season. Good luck with your future.
Thanks for your services to the club, especially for helping to keep us in the league last season. Good luck with your future. VINNIE J

11:11am Thu 5 Dec 13

YCFC am byth says...

All the very best Richard and thankyou for your fantastic contribution and commitent to YCFC and football during a great career. Your passion and spirit will be missed but never forgotten! You are a legend in our time and now a proud part of our history. GOOD LUCK, you will always be welome!
All the very best Richard and thankyou for your fantastic contribution and commitent to YCFC and football during a great career. Your passion and spirit will be missed but never forgotten! You are a legend in our time and now a proud part of our history. GOOD LUCK, you will always be welome! YCFC am byth

11:15am Thu 5 Dec 13

Tug job says...

YCFC115 wrote:
Yet again another club PR disaster. Having youngsters keen on following the club stay up until midnight for the announcement with school/college in the morning. This club is run by complete and utter idiots.

Good luck Richard, thank you for all your efforts keeping us up last season - a true City hero.
Get a grip - if parents let their school-age kids stay up until midnight for a York City press release they need to have a long, hard look at themselves.
[quote][p][bold]YCFC115[/bold] wrote: Yet again another club PR disaster. Having youngsters keen on following the club stay up until midnight for the announcement with school/college in the morning. This club is run by complete and utter idiots. Good luck Richard, thank you for all your efforts keeping us up last season - a true City hero.[/p][/quote]Get a grip - if parents let their school-age kids stay up until midnight for a York City press release they need to have a long, hard look at themselves. Tug job

11:31am Thu 5 Dec 13

openallhours says...

He was immense on his return to the club at the end of last season. Whilst it was clear that his pace had gone, he still had a great touch and would have been a useful part of the squad this season. Best wishes to him, and eternal thanks for helping us to stay in the league.
He was immense on his return to the club at the end of last season. Whilst it was clear that his pace had gone, he still had a great touch and would have been a useful part of the squad this season. Best wishes to him, and eternal thanks for helping us to stay in the league. openallhours

11:43am Thu 5 Dec 13

Yorkieroy60 says...

Well that answers a lot of speculation as to why NW had not given Richard any game time recently-obviously Richard's injuries over the years have caught up with him Richard himself would know when it's time to call it a day- he's no doubt thought long and hard about it and probably made the right decision. Good luck Richard on your new career and as other posts have said you will always be welcome at the Crescent and at the new ground when it's ready-All the very best!
Well that answers a lot of speculation as to why NW had not given Richard any game time recently-obviously Richard's injuries over the years have caught up with him Richard himself would know when it's time to call it a day- he's no doubt thought long and hard about it and probably made the right decision. Good luck Richard on your new career and as other posts have said you will always be welcome at the Crescent and at the new ground when it's ready-All the very best! Yorkieroy60

11:44am Thu 5 Dec 13

redwhiteblue says...

Good luck to Richard for the future - on behalf of all the City fans, you will be fondly remembered for your service and loyalty to the Club. I'm sure you will always be welcome back at Bootham Crescent, either as a spectator/supporter of in another capacity in the future.
Whilst Richard has struggled this season to make an impact, and now off the wage bill it will allow Nigel to bring in another face or two - maybe another striker with some pedigree in January? I understand both Nigel and the board are keen to strengthen the squad - we can't increase the 'loan players' therefore hopefully some or a positive signing.
Good luck to Richard for the future - on behalf of all the City fans, you will be fondly remembered for your service and loyalty to the Club. I'm sure you will always be welcome back at Bootham Crescent, either as a spectator/supporter of in another capacity in the future. Whilst Richard has struggled this season to make an impact, and now off the wage bill it will allow Nigel to bring in another face or two - maybe another striker with some pedigree in January? I understand both Nigel and the board are keen to strengthen the squad - we can't increase the 'loan players' therefore hopefully some or a positive signing. redwhiteblue

12:17pm Thu 5 Dec 13

chuckabuttie says...

A good solid striker who was City to the core. I too have good memories of his first stint in particular not only for the goals but the countless assists in dragging 2 or 3 defenders with him and creating space for others

Best wishes for his next step in his career
A good solid striker who was City to the core. I too have good memories of his first stint in particular not only for the goals but the countless assists in dragging 2 or 3 defenders with him and creating space for others Best wishes for his next step in his career chuckabuttie

1:28pm Thu 5 Dec 13

YCFC115 says...

Tug job wrote:
YCFC115 wrote:
Yet again another club PR disaster. Having youngsters keen on following the club stay up until midnight for the announcement with school/college in the morning. This club is run by complete and utter idiots.

Good luck Richard, thank you for all your efforts keeping us up last season - a true City hero.
Get a grip - if parents let their school-age kids stay up until midnight for a York City press release they need to have a long, hard look at themselves.
Obviously you've never been a 16/17 year old who is madly passionate about his club and follows them with his pals home and away? Rumours were that NW was leaving for Sheff Wed and therefore worth the wait. What kind of club makes a press release at midnight??
[quote][p][bold]Tug job[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]YCFC115[/bold] wrote: Yet again another club PR disaster. Having youngsters keen on following the club stay up until midnight for the announcement with school/college in the morning. This club is run by complete and utter idiots. Good luck Richard, thank you for all your efforts keeping us up last season - a true City hero.[/p][/quote]Get a grip - if parents let their school-age kids stay up until midnight for a York City press release they need to have a long, hard look at themselves.[/p][/quote]Obviously you've never been a 16/17 year old who is madly passionate about his club and follows them with his pals home and away? Rumours were that NW was leaving for Sheff Wed and therefore worth the wait. What kind of club makes a press release at midnight?? YCFC115

1:38pm Thu 5 Dec 13

Yorkie69 says...

I think Cressy`s influence on Bowman, Fletcher and Jarvis is obvious and I think he has a great coaching career ahead of him. Thank you for all you have done at the club Richard.
I think Cressy`s influence on Bowman, Fletcher and Jarvis is obvious and I think he has a great coaching career ahead of him. Thank you for all you have done at the club Richard. Yorkie69

2:50pm Thu 5 Dec 13

jcyorkie10 says...

good luck in the future Richard, you made difference at the end of last season and kept us in the league, THANK YOU.
good luck in the future Richard, you made difference at the end of last season and kept us in the league, THANK YOU. jcyorkie10

3:30pm Thu 5 Dec 13

Tug job says...

openallhours wrote:
He was immense on his return to the club at the end of last season. Whilst it was clear that his pace had gone, he still had a great touch and would have been a useful part of the squad this season. Best wishes to him, and eternal thanks for helping us to stay in the league.
For once we are in agreement! Well said - remember an immense performance from Cressie in a 3 -3 draw away at Fulham.
[quote][p][bold]openallhours[/bold] wrote: He was immense on his return to the club at the end of last season. Whilst it was clear that his pace had gone, he still had a great touch and would have been a useful part of the squad this season. Best wishes to him, and eternal thanks for helping us to stay in the league.[/p][/quote]For once we are in agreement! Well said - remember an immense performance from Cressie in a 3 -3 draw away at Fulham. Tug job

3:34pm Thu 5 Dec 13

Tug job says...

YCFC115 wrote:
Tug job wrote:
YCFC115 wrote:
Yet again another club PR disaster. Having youngsters keen on following the club stay up until midnight for the announcement with school/college in the morning. This club is run by complete and utter idiots.

Good luck Richard, thank you for all your efforts keeping us up last season - a true City hero.
Get a grip - if parents let their school-age kids stay up until midnight for a York City press release they need to have a long, hard look at themselves.
Obviously you've never been a 16/17 year old who is madly passionate about his club and follows them with his pals home and away? Rumours were that NW was leaving for Sheff Wed and therefore worth the wait. What kind of club makes a press release at midnight??
Yep, followed City home and away regularly since '67, until moving to the US earlier this year. Didn't have social media when I was 16/17, so spent most evenings chatting up girls - albeit with variable degrees of success!
[quote][p][bold]YCFC115[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tug job[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]YCFC115[/bold] wrote: Yet again another club PR disaster. Having youngsters keen on following the club stay up until midnight for the announcement with school/college in the morning. This club is run by complete and utter idiots. Good luck Richard, thank you for all your efforts keeping us up last season - a true City hero.[/p][/quote]Get a grip - if parents let their school-age kids stay up until midnight for a York City press release they need to have a long, hard look at themselves.[/p][/quote]Obviously you've never been a 16/17 year old who is madly passionate about his club and follows them with his pals home and away? Rumours were that NW was leaving for Sheff Wed and therefore worth the wait. What kind of club makes a press release at midnight??[/p][/quote]Yep, followed City home and away regularly since '67, until moving to the US earlier this year. Didn't have social media when I was 16/17, so spent most evenings chatting up girls - albeit with variable degrees of success! Tug job

4:17pm Thu 5 Dec 13

OLD - HEAD says...

Not the most surprising announcement ever made by York City Football Club, but a fitting tribute to Richard Creswell. Best wishes to "Cressie" for what ever he decides to do next. There will no doubt be a few more twists and turns before this season is over.
Not the most surprising announcement ever made by York City Football Club, but a fitting tribute to Richard Creswell. Best wishes to "Cressie" for what ever he decides to do next. There will no doubt be a few more twists and turns before this season is over. OLD - HEAD

6:03pm Thu 5 Dec 13

YCFC115 says...

Tug job wrote:
YCFC115 wrote:
Tug job wrote:
YCFC115 wrote:
Yet again another club PR disaster. Having youngsters keen on following the club stay up until midnight for the announcement with school/college in the morning. This club is run by complete and utter idiots.

Good luck Richard, thank you for all your efforts keeping us up last season - a true City hero.
Get a grip - if parents let their school-age kids stay up until midnight for a York City press release they need to have a long, hard look at themselves.
Obviously you've never been a 16/17 year old who is madly passionate about his club and follows them with his pals home and away? Rumours were that NW was leaving for Sheff Wed and therefore worth the wait. What kind of club makes a press release at midnight??
Yep, followed City home and away regularly since '67, until moving to the US earlier this year. Didn't have social media when I was 16/17, so spent most evenings chatting up girls - albeit with variable degrees of success!
Well just like the majority of the people that use this forum the youngsters nowadays live and die on social media and following events. Unsurprisingly the other forms of social media thought the timing of the announcement was completely wrong but never mind its only the future of the club they are messing with!!
[quote][p][bold]Tug job[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]YCFC115[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tug job[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]YCFC115[/bold] wrote: Yet again another club PR disaster. Having youngsters keen on following the club stay up until midnight for the announcement with school/college in the morning. This club is run by complete and utter idiots. Good luck Richard, thank you for all your efforts keeping us up last season - a true City hero.[/p][/quote]Get a grip - if parents let their school-age kids stay up until midnight for a York City press release they need to have a long, hard look at themselves.[/p][/quote]Obviously you've never been a 16/17 year old who is madly passionate about his club and follows them with his pals home and away? Rumours were that NW was leaving for Sheff Wed and therefore worth the wait. What kind of club makes a press release at midnight??[/p][/quote]Yep, followed City home and away regularly since '67, until moving to the US earlier this year. Didn't have social media when I was 16/17, so spent most evenings chatting up girls - albeit with variable degrees of success![/p][/quote]Well just like the majority of the people that use this forum the youngsters nowadays live and die on social media and following events. Unsurprisingly the other forms of social media thought the timing of the announcement was completely wrong but never mind its only the future of the club they are messing with!! YCFC115

6:09pm Thu 5 Dec 13

OLD - HEAD says...

Tug job wrote:
julesmay wrote: Can someone tell me why that was announced at 12 o'clock at night?
Perhaps they needed to clear it with Old Head before they announced it?
Thank you for the publicity Tug job" - But half of York knew that this was coming, not just me.
[quote][p][bold]Tug job[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]julesmay[/bold] wrote: Can someone tell me why that was announced at 12 o'clock at night?[/p][/quote]Perhaps they needed to clear it with Old Head before they announced it?[/p][/quote]Thank you for the publicity Tug job" - But half of York knew that this was coming, not just me. OLD - HEAD

7:30pm Thu 5 Dec 13

goreds says...

YCFC115 wrote:
Tug job wrote:
YCFC115 wrote:
Yet again another club PR disaster. Having youngsters keen on following the club stay up until midnight for the announcement with school/college in the morning. This club is run by complete and utter idiots.

Good luck Richard, thank you for all your efforts keeping us up last season - a true City hero.
Get a grip - if parents let their school-age kids stay up until midnight for a York City press release they need to have a long, hard look at themselves.
Obviously you've never been a 16/17 year old who is madly passionate about his club and follows them with his pals home and away? Rumours were that NW was leaving for Sheff Wed and therefore worth the wait. What kind of club makes a press release at midnight??
Yes i was a16/17 year old , and now I 'm a 61/62 year old and just as passionate.
However I would not get worked up about a late press release like you have
been. NW to SWfc - I'd expect that to be immediate. The release on RC was not urgent and no doubt to add gravitas and give it a bit of a fanfare to ensure fans did not miss it. There was no rush to put it out so , personally, I think the club did the right thing.
[quote][p][bold]YCFC115[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tug job[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]YCFC115[/bold] wrote: Yet again another club PR disaster. Having youngsters keen on following the club stay up until midnight for the announcement with school/college in the morning. This club is run by complete and utter idiots. Good luck Richard, thank you for all your efforts keeping us up last season - a true City hero.[/p][/quote]Get a grip - if parents let their school-age kids stay up until midnight for a York City press release they need to have a long, hard look at themselves.[/p][/quote]Obviously you've never been a 16/17 year old who is madly passionate about his club and follows them with his pals home and away? Rumours were that NW was leaving for Sheff Wed and therefore worth the wait. What kind of club makes a press release at midnight??[/p][/quote]Yes i was a16/17 year old , and now I 'm a 61/62 year old and just as passionate. However I would not get worked up about a late press release like you have been. NW to SWfc - I'd expect that to be immediate. The release on RC was not urgent and no doubt to add gravitas and give it a bit of a fanfare to ensure fans did not miss it. There was no rush to put it out so , personally, I think the club did the right thing. goreds

8:00pm Thu 5 Dec 13

YCFC115 says...

goreds wrote:
YCFC115 wrote:
Tug job wrote:
YCFC115 wrote:
Yet again another club PR disaster. Having youngsters keen on following the club stay up until midnight for the announcement with school/college in the morning. This club is run by complete and utter idiots.

Good luck Richard, thank you for all your efforts keeping us up last season - a true City hero.
Get a grip - if parents let their school-age kids stay up until midnight for a York City press release they need to have a long, hard look at themselves.
Obviously you've never been a 16/17 year old who is madly passionate about his club and follows them with his pals home and away? Rumours were that NW was leaving for Sheff Wed and therefore worth the wait. What kind of club makes a press release at midnight??
Yes i was a16/17 year old , and now I 'm a 61/62 year old and just as passionate.
However I would not get worked up about a late press release like you have
been. NW to SWfc - I'd expect that to be immediate. The release on RC was not urgent and no doubt to add gravitas and give it a bit of a fanfare to ensure fans did not miss it. There was no rush to put it out so , personally, I think the club did the right thing.
I didn't even know about it until i woke up this morning so i certainly didn't get worked up about it. However, when a club states "Just after midnight, the club will be making an important announcement" it not only is very very strange but should also be just that - important. Therefore I think the whole thing sums up how the club is being run at times, as Clarke Carlisle said in his book, still like a non league club. There was a no need what so ever to make an announcement after midnight IMO. The majority of people who go on this forum still wait for the pink press on a saturday for the results!
[quote][p][bold]goreds[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]YCFC115[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tug job[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]YCFC115[/bold] wrote: Yet again another club PR disaster. Having youngsters keen on following the club stay up until midnight for the announcement with school/college in the morning. This club is run by complete and utter idiots. Good luck Richard, thank you for all your efforts keeping us up last season - a true City hero.[/p][/quote]Get a grip - if parents let their school-age kids stay up until midnight for a York City press release they need to have a long, hard look at themselves.[/p][/quote]Obviously you've never been a 16/17 year old who is madly passionate about his club and follows them with his pals home and away? Rumours were that NW was leaving for Sheff Wed and therefore worth the wait. What kind of club makes a press release at midnight??[/p][/quote]Yes i was a16/17 year old , and now I 'm a 61/62 year old and just as passionate. However I would not get worked up about a late press release like you have been. NW to SWfc - I'd expect that to be immediate. The release on RC was not urgent and no doubt to add gravitas and give it a bit of a fanfare to ensure fans did not miss it. There was no rush to put it out so , personally, I think the club did the right thing.[/p][/quote]I didn't even know about it until i woke up this morning so i certainly didn't get worked up about it. However, when a club states "Just after midnight, the club will be making an important announcement" it not only is very very strange but should also be just that - important. Therefore I think the whole thing sums up how the club is being run at times, as Clarke Carlisle said in his book, still like a non league club. There was a no need what so ever to make an announcement after midnight IMO. The majority of people who go on this forum still wait for the pink press on a saturday for the results! YCFC115

11:34pm Thu 5 Dec 13

foreveryork says...

I can see EXACTLY why they chose to announce it at midnight. York City FC wanted to be 1st with the news & now that the Press is a morning paper did you expect Club officials to announce it at 4am before the 1st Presses were printed? Get a blooming grip - I bet you'd have been the 1st to complain if you'd read it in the Press before a statement from the Club!!
I can see EXACTLY why they chose to announce it at midnight. York City FC wanted to be 1st with the news & now that the Press is a morning paper did you expect Club officials to announce it at 4am before the 1st Presses were printed? Get a blooming grip - I bet you'd have been the 1st to complain if you'd read it in the Press before a statement from the Club!! foreveryork

4:18am Fri 6 Dec 13

YCFC115 says...

foreveryork wrote:
I can see EXACTLY why they chose to announce it at midnight. York City FC wanted to be 1st with the news & now that the Press is a morning paper did you expect Club officials to announce it at 4am before the 1st Presses were printed? Get a blooming grip - I bet you'd have been the 1st to complain if you'd read it in the Press before a statement from the Club!!
What a complete and utter load of RUBBISH. So why didn't they just announce it when they knew? They updated their status on facebook at 2143 and that would of made "the morning" papers. They was no need what so ever to delay the announcement until midnight. What other club, besides during the last day of the transfer market, makes announcements at midnight? Nobody.
[quote][p][bold]foreveryork[/bold] wrote: I can see EXACTLY why they chose to announce it at midnight. York City FC wanted to be 1st with the news & now that the Press is a morning paper did you expect Club officials to announce it at 4am before the 1st Presses were printed? Get a blooming grip - I bet you'd have been the 1st to complain if you'd read it in the Press before a statement from the Club!![/p][/quote]What a complete and utter load of RUBBISH. So why didn't they just announce it when they knew? They updated their status on facebook at 2143 and that would of made "the morning" papers. They was no need what so ever to delay the announcement until midnight. What other club, besides during the last day of the transfer market, makes announcements at midnight? Nobody. YCFC115

6:39am Fri 6 Dec 13

brahma says...

YCFC115 wrote:
foreveryork wrote:
I can see EXACTLY why they chose to announce it at midnight. York City FC wanted to be 1st with the news & now that the Press is a morning paper did you expect Club officials to announce it at 4am before the 1st Presses were printed? Get a blooming grip - I bet you'd have been the 1st to complain if you'd read it in the Press before a statement from the Club!!
What a complete and utter load of RUBBISH. So why didn't they just announce it when they knew? They updated their status on facebook at 2143 and that would of made "the morning" papers. They was no need what so ever to delay the announcement until midnight. What other club, besides during the last day of the transfer market, makes announcements at midnight? Nobody.
One day he's employed, the next he's not. Contracts end at the start of the day following the last day of the contract. Cresswell was contracted to the club until midnight on the final day of the contract, hence the embargo will have been for legal reasons.

As for kids with school the next day staying up for the announcement - DON'T!!!! Go to bed - it will still be news at 8 a.m.
[quote][p][bold]YCFC115[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]foreveryork[/bold] wrote: I can see EXACTLY why they chose to announce it at midnight. York City FC wanted to be 1st with the news & now that the Press is a morning paper did you expect Club officials to announce it at 4am before the 1st Presses were printed? Get a blooming grip - I bet you'd have been the 1st to complain if you'd read it in the Press before a statement from the Club!![/p][/quote]What a complete and utter load of RUBBISH. So why didn't they just announce it when they knew? They updated their status on facebook at 2143 and that would of made "the morning" papers. They was no need what so ever to delay the announcement until midnight. What other club, besides during the last day of the transfer market, makes announcements at midnight? Nobody.[/p][/quote]One day he's employed, the next he's not. Contracts end at the start of the day following the last day of the contract. Cresswell was contracted to the club until midnight on the final day of the contract, hence the embargo will have been for legal reasons. As for kids with school the next day staying up for the announcement - DON'T!!!! Go to bed - it will still be news at 8 a.m. brahma

7:03am Fri 6 Dec 13

joejamestom says...

Good luck, I wish I had seen you at your best, must have been frustrating not to be able to contribute on the pitch. At least as a great pro he has been able to influence the younger players & has given the club time to look at options to replace him in the wage structure.
Good luck, I wish I had seen you at your best, must have been frustrating not to be able to contribute on the pitch. At least as a great pro he has been able to influence the younger players & has given the club time to look at options to replace him in the wage structure. joejamestom

9:48am Fri 6 Dec 13

gazlan says...

foreveryork wrote:
I can see EXACTLY why they chose to announce it at midnight. York City FC wanted to be 1st with the news & now that the Press is a morning paper did you expect Club officials to announce it at 4am before the 1st Presses were printed? Get a blooming grip - I bet you'd have been the 1st to complain if you'd read it in the Press before a statement from the Club!!
This announcment was posted on the BBC website at midnight. So, exactly the same time a the City announcemet. Bang goes yor theory. More importantly many thanks to great a professional who helped us stay up last season. Lookng forward to the day when he returns to take over the reigns.
[quote][p][bold]foreveryork[/bold] wrote: I can see EXACTLY why they chose to announce it at midnight. York City FC wanted to be 1st with the news & now that the Press is a morning paper did you expect Club officials to announce it at 4am before the 1st Presses were printed? Get a blooming grip - I bet you'd have been the 1st to complain if you'd read it in the Press before a statement from the Club!![/p][/quote]This announcment was posted on the BBC website at midnight. So, exactly the same time a the City announcemet. Bang goes yor theory. More importantly many thanks to great a professional who helped us stay up last season. Lookng forward to the day when he returns to take over the reigns. gazlan

12:02pm Fri 6 Dec 13

redwhiteblue says...

With certain people 'the Club is always wrong' - no matter what they do or say. You have to ask the question - when did the Club release the information to The Press - how long did it take for them to put it on the website? We know from games it takes hours - some games twelve hours before anything appears on the website. I'm sure Sophie and the family are in bed at midnight, not ringing the Press with this release.
With certain people 'the Club is always wrong' - no matter what they do or say. You have to ask the question - when did the Club release the information to The Press - how long did it take for them to put it on the website? We know from games it takes hours - some games twelve hours before anything appears on the website. I'm sure Sophie and the family are in bed at midnight, not ringing the Press with this release. redwhiteblue

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