York City sign up striker Shaq McDonald

York Press: York City sign up striker Shaq McDonald York City sign up striker Shaq McDonald

FORMER Peterborough striker Shaq McDonald has agreed terms with York City.

McDonald, 18, will be eligible to play for the Minstermen from January 5 when the transfer window has reopened.

He has also been on loan at Chester and Histon this season.

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3:25pm Fri 27 Dec 13

Proudyorkshireman says...

Seems to be VERY highly rated by Peterborough, only being released 1 year into a 4 year contract for some off field incident but a fresh start up north and this could be a very shrewd (and financially beneficial if it comes off) signing for city
Seems to be VERY highly rated by Peterborough, only being released 1 year into a 4 year contract for some off field incident but a fresh start up north and this could be a very shrewd (and financially beneficial if it comes off) signing for city Proudyorkshireman

3:28pm Fri 27 Dec 13

chuckabuttie says...

Good spot Duffy on separate thread. Looks promising and agree with above post
Good spot Duffy on separate thread. Looks promising and agree with above post chuckabuttie

3:31pm Fri 27 Dec 13

tips says...

Good luck to the lad , this would seem to be an excellent bit of business by the club.
Good luck to the lad , this would seem to be an excellent bit of business by the club. tips

3:56pm Fri 27 Dec 13

redbluelion says...

this comes after only seven months into a 4 year contract.peterboroug
h have made no comment about his release.he also scored 11 times in 3 consecutive games for the youth team..welcome to york and wish him well.
this comes after only seven months into a 4 year contract.peterboroug h have made no comment about his release.he also scored 11 times in 3 consecutive games for the youth team..welcome to york and wish him well. redbluelion

3:57pm Fri 27 Dec 13

pip007 says...

Get in there lad! Show 'em how to score goals!
Get in there lad! Show 'em how to score goals! pip007

4:40pm Fri 27 Dec 13

OLD - HEAD says...

Peterborough have this policy of signing up promising young talent from non-league football. So I am sure that this kid will have some quality. But he obviously comes with baggage, so lets wait and see if he is prepared to take advantage of the life-line that City have offered him.
Peterborough have this policy of signing up promising young talent from non-league football. So I am sure that this kid will have some quality. But he obviously comes with baggage, so lets wait and see if he is prepared to take advantage of the life-line that City have offered him. OLD - HEAD

5:37pm Fri 27 Dec 13

duffy says...

OLD - HEAD wrote:
Peterborough have this policy of signing up promising young talent from non-league football. So I am sure that this kid will have some quality. But he obviously comes with baggage, so lets wait and see if he is prepared to take advantage of the life-line that City have offered him.
Very much a could go amazingly well, could go terribly badly signing. Let's be honest we have had our share of talented footballers with an attitude problem over the years. Fingers crossed.
[quote][p][bold]OLD - HEAD[/bold] wrote: Peterborough have this policy of signing up promising young talent from non-league football. So I am sure that this kid will have some quality. But he obviously comes with baggage, so lets wait and see if he is prepared to take advantage of the life-line that City have offered him.[/p][/quote]Very much a could go amazingly well, could go terribly badly signing. Let's be honest we have had our share of talented footballers with an attitude problem over the years. Fingers crossed. duffy

8:40pm Fri 27 Dec 13

bill bailey says...

I'LL SIT ON THE WALL ON THIS ONE..I hope his agent has laid it on the line that this is his big chance ( What ever the reasons was for having his contract torn up) I hope he grabs the chance to impress. But good luck lad play your cards right you will learn a lot from NW.
I'LL SIT ON THE WALL ON THIS ONE..I hope his agent has laid it on the line that this is his big chance ( What ever the reasons was for having his contract torn up) I hope he grabs the chance to impress. But good luck lad play your cards right you will learn a lot from NW. bill bailey

10:07pm Fri 27 Dec 13

HorsesHead says...

Agree with Old Head, Duffy, and Bill Bailey's posts - obviously must be some baggage, probably his last chance after an off field incident, and yes we have had our fair share of talented footballers with attitude problems - Adriano Moke arguably being our last one and, going back many years, Lloyd Richards. I suppose most managers hope they can turn water into wine as Brian Clough did with Kenny Burns - turned a thug into a class footballer. Fingers crossed that he's the man who can turn our draws into wins. May seem an odd thing to say but you can't beat pace - ask any defender if you want confirmation. Hopefully he will be our equivalent of Theo Walcott!!
Agree with Old Head, Duffy, and Bill Bailey's posts - obviously must be some baggage, probably his last chance after an off field incident, and yes we have had our fair share of talented footballers with attitude problems - Adriano Moke arguably being our last one and, going back many years, Lloyd Richards. I suppose most managers hope they can turn water into wine as Brian Clough did with Kenny Burns - turned a thug into a class footballer. Fingers crossed that he's the man who can turn our draws into wins. May seem an odd thing to say but you can't beat pace - ask any defender if you want confirmation. Hopefully he will be our equivalent of Theo Walcott!! HorsesHead

10:19pm Fri 27 Dec 13

HorsesHead says...

HorsesHead wrote:
Agree with Old Head, Duffy, and Bill Bailey's posts - obviously must be some baggage, probably his last chance after an off field incident, and yes we have had our fair share of talented footballers with attitude problems - Adriano Moke arguably being our last one and, going back many years, Lloyd Richards. I suppose most managers hope they can turn water into wine as Brian Clough did with Kenny Burns - turned a thug into a class footballer. Fingers crossed that he's the man who can turn our draws into wins. May seem an odd thing to say but you can't beat pace - ask any defender if you want confirmation. Hopefully he will be our equivalent of Theo Walcott!!
Done a bit of digging and found the following on the internet:-

Although Posh have refused to comment on the circumstances surrounding the player who only signed his first ever professional contract in April strong rumours suggest three Posh youngsters were involved in an unsavoury incident which involved the police!

Another potential candidate for the Subway Army by the sound of things!
[quote][p][bold]HorsesHead[/bold] wrote: Agree with Old Head, Duffy, and Bill Bailey's posts - obviously must be some baggage, probably his last chance after an off field incident, and yes we have had our fair share of talented footballers with attitude problems - Adriano Moke arguably being our last one and, going back many years, Lloyd Richards. I suppose most managers hope they can turn water into wine as Brian Clough did with Kenny Burns - turned a thug into a class footballer. Fingers crossed that he's the man who can turn our draws into wins. May seem an odd thing to say but you can't beat pace - ask any defender if you want confirmation. Hopefully he will be our equivalent of Theo Walcott!![/p][/quote]Done a bit of digging and found the following on the internet:- Although Posh have refused to comment on the circumstances surrounding the player who only signed his first ever professional contract in April strong rumours suggest three Posh youngsters were involved in an unsavoury incident which involved the police! Another potential candidate for the Subway Army by the sound of things! HorsesHead

11:45pm Fri 27 Dec 13

GreenshawGrinder says...

Describes himself as a goal machine. Nigel Worthington says that he has blistering pace. Is this a late Christmas present? Time will tell!
Describes himself as a goal machine. Nigel Worthington says that he has blistering pace. Is this a late Christmas present? Time will tell! GreenshawGrinder

1:09pm Sat 28 Dec 13

PhilR@Strike says...

HorsesHead wrote:
HorsesHead wrote:
Agree with Old Head, Duffy, and Bill Bailey's posts - obviously must be some baggage, probably his last chance after an off field incident, and yes we have had our fair share of talented footballers with attitude problems - Adriano Moke arguably being our last one and, going back many years, Lloyd Richards. I suppose most managers hope they can turn water into wine as Brian Clough did with Kenny Burns - turned a thug into a class footballer. Fingers crossed that he's the man who can turn our draws into wins. May seem an odd thing to say but you can't beat pace - ask any defender if you want confirmation. Hopefully he will be our equivalent of Theo Walcott!!
Done a bit of digging and found the following on the internet:-

Although Posh have refused to comment on the circumstances surrounding the player who only signed his first ever professional contract in April strong rumours suggest three Posh youngsters were involved in an unsavoury incident which involved the police!

Another potential candidate for the Subway Army by the sound of things!
Better than a Savoury incident involving Gregs? :)
[quote][p][bold]HorsesHead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]HorsesHead[/bold] wrote: Agree with Old Head, Duffy, and Bill Bailey's posts - obviously must be some baggage, probably his last chance after an off field incident, and yes we have had our fair share of talented footballers with attitude problems - Adriano Moke arguably being our last one and, going back many years, Lloyd Richards. I suppose most managers hope they can turn water into wine as Brian Clough did with Kenny Burns - turned a thug into a class footballer. Fingers crossed that he's the man who can turn our draws into wins. May seem an odd thing to say but you can't beat pace - ask any defender if you want confirmation. Hopefully he will be our equivalent of Theo Walcott!![/p][/quote]Done a bit of digging and found the following on the internet:- Although Posh have refused to comment on the circumstances surrounding the player who only signed his first ever professional contract in April strong rumours suggest three Posh youngsters were involved in an unsavoury incident which involved the police! Another potential candidate for the Subway Army by the sound of things![/p][/quote]Better than a Savoury incident involving Gregs? :) PhilR@Strike

2:05pm Sat 28 Dec 13

bill bailey says...

PhilR@Strike wrote:
HorsesHead wrote:
HorsesHead wrote:
Agree with Old Head, Duffy, and Bill Bailey's posts - obviously must be some baggage, probably his last chance after an off field incident, and yes we have had our fair share of talented footballers with attitude problems - Adriano Moke arguably being our last one and, going back many years, Lloyd Richards. I suppose most managers hope they can turn water into wine as Brian Clough did with Kenny Burns - turned a thug into a class footballer. Fingers crossed that he's the man who can turn our draws into wins. May seem an odd thing to say but you can't beat pace - ask any defender if you want confirmation. Hopefully he will be our equivalent of Theo Walcott!!
Done a bit of digging and found the following on the internet:-

Although Posh have refused to comment on the circumstances surrounding the player who only signed his first ever professional contract in April strong rumours suggest three Posh youngsters were involved in an unsavoury incident which involved the police!

Another potential candidate for the Subway Army by the sound of things!
Better than a Savoury incident involving Gregs? :)
Anybody want some Turkey ?? I'm having some of Santa's reindeer next year.
HAVE A HEALTHY AND HAPPY NEW YEAR .
[quote][p][bold]PhilR@Strike[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]HorsesHead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]HorsesHead[/bold] wrote: Agree with Old Head, Duffy, and Bill Bailey's posts - obviously must be some baggage, probably his last chance after an off field incident, and yes we have had our fair share of talented footballers with attitude problems - Adriano Moke arguably being our last one and, going back many years, Lloyd Richards. I suppose most managers hope they can turn water into wine as Brian Clough did with Kenny Burns - turned a thug into a class footballer. Fingers crossed that he's the man who can turn our draws into wins. May seem an odd thing to say but you can't beat pace - ask any defender if you want confirmation. Hopefully he will be our equivalent of Theo Walcott!![/p][/quote]Done a bit of digging and found the following on the internet:- Although Posh have refused to comment on the circumstances surrounding the player who only signed his first ever professional contract in April strong rumours suggest three Posh youngsters were involved in an unsavoury incident which involved the police! Another potential candidate for the Subway Army by the sound of things![/p][/quote]Better than a Savoury incident involving Gregs? :)[/p][/quote]Anybody want some Turkey ?? I'm having some of Santa's reindeer next year. HAVE A HEALTHY AND HAPPY NEW YEAR . bill bailey

10:00pm Sat 28 Dec 13

cambersdad says...

sorry i can't get excited about this, a young striker who showed good form in non league and reserve team (think we've been here before) with problems as well, i truly hope i'm wrong and will give the lad his fair amount of match time before i make a judgement but i just can,t see him being a solution as i don't think the strikers are the problem imo it's the lack of service from our moderate midfield is where we are failing, i think NW has done a good job of shoring up our defence and the strikers have proved they can find the back of the net given the right service from the midfield /wingers. like i have said before we play to constricted, get the wingers out wide and it will open up play and give the midfield a bit more space to play the ball,the only reason to play tight constricted football is because it radically improves your chance of not getting beat, which is what we are seeing at the moment but unfortunately it also vastly reduces your chance of winning because in theory you struggle to get decent service to your strikers, but anyway good luck to the lad and hope he can hit the ground running and nab a few goals, here's hoping
sorry i can't get excited about this, a young striker who showed good form in non league and reserve team (think we've been here before) with problems as well, i truly hope i'm wrong and will give the lad his fair amount of match time before i make a judgement but i just can,t see him being a solution as i don't think the strikers are the problem imo it's the lack of service from our moderate midfield is where we are failing, i think NW has done a good job of shoring up our defence and the strikers have proved they can find the back of the net given the right service from the midfield /wingers. like i have said before we play to constricted, get the wingers out wide and it will open up play and give the midfield a bit more space to play the ball,the only reason to play tight constricted football is because it radically improves your chance of not getting beat, which is what we are seeing at the moment but unfortunately it also vastly reduces your chance of winning because in theory you struggle to get decent service to your strikers, but anyway good luck to the lad and hope he can hit the ground running and nab a few goals, here's hoping cambersdad

10:09am Sun 29 Dec 13

oldmanvecrayke says...

Lets hope we can help this lad resurect his career, and in return he can help us climb up the table. We all know we can't go out and buy the likes of Tom Pope, so we've got to try and find young hungry players . I think the other strikers we have are actually good quality at this standard and will start scoring again very soon.
Lets hope we can help this lad resurect his career, and in return he can help us climb up the table. We all know we can't go out and buy the likes of Tom Pope, so we've got to try and find young hungry players . I think the other strikers we have are actually good quality at this standard and will start scoring again very soon. oldmanvecrayke

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