Michael Coulson signs two-year deal at York City

York Press: Michael Coulson signs his new deal at York City watched by chairman Jason McGill Michael Coulson signs his new deal at York City watched by chairman Jason McGill

YORK City forward Michael Coulson has signed a new two-year deal to keep him at the club.

The 26-year-old put pen to paper this morning at Bootham Crescent after being offered terms by manager Nigel Worthington yesterday.

Coulson scored crucial goals in the second half of the season as the Minstermen surged into the League Two play-offs and has been rewarded for his efforts following an extended spell out of the team earlier in the campaign.

The former Scarborough and Grimsby player said he was delighted to have signed the contract and was looking forward to next season.

"I learned a lot from what happened and when I got my chance in the second half of the season I knew I had to take it," Coulson said.

"I did everything I could in those games to try and take my chance and, luckily, I did and the club have been brilliant with me. I am really happy.

"It was never in doubt. I didn't even speak to any other club at all. All I wanted to do was stay at York. I am perfectly settled so there was never any other club at the back of my mind."

City chairman Jason McGill added: "I made no secret of the fact, when I signed Michael for his first contract, that I wanted him at York City.

"I think he has been a big part of what we have achieved this season. It's brilliant to have Michael and you can tell that he is absolutely delighted to be here and that's great. I love that when someone says 'I just want to play for York City."

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10:52am Wed 21 May 14

FortessBC says...

Great news, well done NW getting him to sign quickly. Michael has been superb for us since he got back in the team. he will no doubt be able to go off and enjoy his wedding now!!
Great news, well done NW getting him to sign quickly. Michael has been superb for us since he got back in the team. he will no doubt be able to go off and enjoy his wedding now!! FortessBC
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11:20am Wed 21 May 14

Daley Mayall says...

Nice one, Michael. Glad you are on board and more than played your part in our transformation since Xmas. Got your head down and worked **** hard to get back into the team and you've got your just rewards...

...now compare this player to that overpaid Ivorian at Man Citeh. An overpaid wan.....nah, best not. ;-)
Nice one, Michael. Glad you are on board and more than played your part in our transformation since Xmas. Got your head down and worked **** hard to get back into the team and you've got your just rewards... ...now compare this player to that overpaid Ivorian at Man Citeh. An overpaid wan.....nah, best not. ;-) Daley Mayall
  • Score: 7

11:21am Wed 21 May 14

tips says...

Brilliant news a great reward for his efforts in forcing his way back into the team and then producing some outstanding performances..
Brilliant news a great reward for his efforts in forcing his way back into the team and then producing some outstanding performances.. tips
  • Score: 7

11:23am Wed 21 May 14

Daley Mayall says...

Censored for D.A.M.N., would you believe!
Censored for D.A.M.N., would you believe! Daley Mayall
  • Score: 3

11:24am Wed 21 May 14

Southern Exile says...

Great stuff!!
Great stuff!! Southern Exile
  • Score: 3

11:28am Wed 21 May 14

TheBurton says...

Excellent News! Great to see him rewarded. He was unlucky to not be in the starting 11 from the start of the year. Here's hoping for the same deal for Oyebanjo!
Excellent News! Great to see him rewarded. He was unlucky to not be in the starting 11 from the start of the year. Here's hoping for the same deal for Oyebanjo! TheBurton
  • Score: 8

11:30am Wed 21 May 14

trevor-c2 says...

Very positive, now you have paid for him, use him.
Very positive, now you have paid for him, use him. trevor-c2
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11:42am Wed 21 May 14

dadster says...

Great news. I've always rated him since he signed for the club but I must admit I thought his days were numbered when NW left him out for the first half of the season but maybe the ACL injury he suffered the previous season took longer to overcome than first thought and affected him.

Whilst he's done fantastic in a central striking role I think he will probably be used more in a wide role next season as he has the ability to deliver great service from there as well as chipping in with his share of goals.

For me he's our most technically gifted player currently and if he had more pace could easily play at a higher level.
Great news. I've always rated him since he signed for the club but I must admit I thought his days were numbered when NW left him out for the first half of the season but maybe the ACL injury he suffered the previous season took longer to overcome than first thought and affected him. Whilst he's done fantastic in a central striking role I think he will probably be used more in a wide role next season as he has the ability to deliver great service from there as well as chipping in with his share of goals. For me he's our most technically gifted player currently and if he had more pace could easily play at a higher level. dadster
  • Score: 9

12:36pm Wed 21 May 14

Fat Harry says...

A two-year contract means two birthday cakes. I hope Nigel isn't stretching his limited budget too far.
A two-year contract means two birthday cakes. I hope Nigel isn't stretching his limited budget too far. Fat Harry
  • Score: 10

12:47pm Wed 21 May 14

JamesHinch says...

Fat Harry wrote:
A two-year contract means two birthday cakes. I hope Nigel isn't stretching his limited budget too far.
...and a Wedding pressie!

Hope the event next week goes well Michael. All the best to you both.
[quote][p][bold]Fat Harry[/bold] wrote: A two-year contract means two birthday cakes. I hope Nigel isn't stretching his limited budget too far.[/p][/quote]...and a Wedding pressie! Hope the event next week goes well Michael. All the best to you both. JamesHinch
  • Score: 10

1:23pm Wed 21 May 14

Tiggster says...

Great news! Our best player at the moment so fantastic that we have got him for another 2 years and signed him up early. Great to hear that he wanted to stay.and hopefully we can reward him next season with promotion to Div 1.
Great news! Our best player at the moment so fantastic that we have got him for another 2 years and signed him up early. Great to hear that he wanted to stay.and hopefully we can reward him next season with promotion to Div 1. Tiggster
  • Score: 3

2:17pm Wed 21 May 14

Boyer for England says...

That's great news. He would have been wanted by many other clubs that's for sure.
That's great news. He would have been wanted by many other clubs that's for sure. Boyer for England
  • Score: 3

3:16pm Wed 21 May 14

born&breed says...

Fat Harry wrote:
A two-year contract means two birthday cakes. I hope Nigel isn't stretching his limited budget too far.
Let's hope he doesn't get upset if we forget to wish him Happy Birthday - as per Mr Toure and wants away next year!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Fat Harry[/bold] wrote: A two-year contract means two birthday cakes. I hope Nigel isn't stretching his limited budget too far.[/p][/quote]Let's hope he doesn't get upset if we forget to wish him Happy Birthday - as per Mr Toure and wants away next year!!!! born&breed
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3:19pm Wed 21 May 14

T.R.M1974 says...

Great news, hope NW plays him on the wing more, head down Micheal keep working hard!
Great news, hope NW plays him on the wing more, head down Micheal keep working hard! T.R.M1974
  • Score: 7

6:52pm Wed 21 May 14

Budgie says...

One word GREAT
One word GREAT Budgie
  • Score: 2

7:26pm Wed 21 May 14

duffy says...

Delighted for Michael, always liked him even from his days at Grimsby. An intelligent player that puts in a real shift for the team and can both set up and score goals.
Delighted for Michael, always liked him even from his days at Grimsby. An intelligent player that puts in a real shift for the team and can both set up and score goals. duffy
  • Score: 12

10:29pm Wed 21 May 14

joejamestom says...

Good news for all concerned Coulson is one of the few players we have capable of taking the ball at feet into the opposition box putting CBs under preassure to make unwise tackles, with his capabilities in dead ball situations to capitalise but we still need a couple more players to run at defences & others capaple of feeding telling balls in to be a threat.
Roll on the new season come on city!!!
Good news for all concerned Coulson is one of the few players we have capable of taking the ball at feet into the opposition box putting CBs under preassure to make unwise tackles, with his capabilities in dead ball situations to capitalise but we still need a couple more players to run at defences & others capaple of feeding telling balls in to be a threat. Roll on the new season come on city!!! joejamestom
  • Score: 2

10:26am Thu 22 May 14

bill bailey says...

LOYALTY BOTH WAYS. What a way to start married life. Well done lad you .
LOYALTY BOTH WAYS. What a way to start married life. Well done lad you . bill bailey
  • Score: 0

12:42pm Thu 22 May 14

Edsoni says...

joejamestom wrote:
Good news for all concerned Coulson is one of the few players we have capable of taking the ball at feet into the opposition box putting CBs under preassure to make unwise tackles, with his capabilities in dead ball situations to capitalise but we still need a couple more players to run at defences & others capaple of feeding telling balls in to be a threat. Roll on the new season come on city!!!
I always liked Nicky Wroe who's become a free agent and if I recall is a Yorkshire lad.
Luke Graham at CB always did well for us but Hereford's plight would indicate an indifferent season.
For me it is a shame that Tom Allen's agent seems to have played his cards wrong as I think with the right approach he could develop into a decent player.
It is nevertheless good to understand that already others are contracted even if the announcements need to await due process.
[quote][p][bold]joejamestom[/bold] wrote: Good news for all concerned Coulson is one of the few players we have capable of taking the ball at feet into the opposition box putting CBs under preassure to make unwise tackles, with his capabilities in dead ball situations to capitalise but we still need a couple more players to run at defences & others capaple of feeding telling balls in to be a threat. Roll on the new season come on city!!![/p][/quote]I always liked Nicky Wroe who's become a free agent and if I recall is a Yorkshire lad. Luke Graham at CB always did well for us but Hereford's plight would indicate an indifferent season. For me it is a shame that Tom Allen's agent seems to have played his cards wrong as I think with the right approach he could develop into a decent player. It is nevertheless good to understand that already others are contracted even if the announcements need to await due process. Edsoni
  • Score: 0

1:09pm Thu 22 May 14

North Lincs Minsterman says...

Great news! As Bill Bailey suggests, it's good to see loyalty being shown by both sides. Call me old-fashioned but I also like to see "local" lads in the club.

Well done Michael, particularly for making the long trip to Portsmouth a delight!
Great news! As Bill Bailey suggests, it's good to see loyalty being shown by both sides. Call me old-fashioned but I also like to see "local" lads in the club. Well done Michael, particularly for making the long trip to Portsmouth a delight! North Lincs Minsterman
  • Score: 1

1:24pm Thu 22 May 14

andy fowler says...

bill bailey wrote:
LOYALTY BOTH WAYS. What a way to start married life. Well done lad you .
You'd sooner he signed for your team, Luton Town. Bill don't deny it.
[quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: LOYALTY BOTH WAYS. What a way to start married life. Well done lad you .[/p][/quote]You'd sooner he signed for your team, Luton Town. Bill don't deny it. andy fowler
  • Score: -6

1:32pm Thu 22 May 14

tips says...

andy fowler wrote:
bill bailey wrote:
LOYALTY BOTH WAYS. What a way to start married life. Well done lad you .
You'd sooner he signed for your team, Luton Town. Bill don't deny it.
Give it a rest Andy I don't think this forum can stand much more of your having a go at Bill Bailey.
By all means give your views but please stop the personal stuff....it's all getting a bit boring now.
[quote][p][bold]andy fowler[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: LOYALTY BOTH WAYS. What a way to start married life. Well done lad you .[/p][/quote]You'd sooner he signed for your team, Luton Town. Bill don't deny it.[/p][/quote]Give it a rest Andy I don't think this forum can stand much more of your having a go at Bill Bailey. By all means give your views but please stop the personal stuff....it's all getting a bit boring now. tips
  • Score: 10

3:59pm Thu 22 May 14

North Lincs Minsterman says...

tips wrote:
andy fowler wrote:
bill bailey wrote:
LOYALTY BOTH WAYS. What a way to start married life. Well done lad you .
You'd sooner he signed for your team, Luton Town. Bill don't deny it.
Give it a rest Andy I don't think this forum can stand much more of your having a go at Bill Bailey.
By all means give your views but please stop the personal stuff....it's all getting a bit boring now.
...... and I for one don't understand what it's all about!
[quote][p][bold]tips[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]andy fowler[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: LOYALTY BOTH WAYS. What a way to start married life. Well done lad you .[/p][/quote]You'd sooner he signed for your team, Luton Town. Bill don't deny it.[/p][/quote]Give it a rest Andy I don't think this forum can stand much more of your having a go at Bill Bailey. By all means give your views but please stop the personal stuff....it's all getting a bit boring now.[/p][/quote]...... and I for one don't understand what it's all about! North Lincs Minsterman
  • Score: 1

4:41pm Thu 22 May 14

joejamestom says...

andy fowler wrote:
bill bailey wrote:
LOYALTY BOTH WAYS. What a way to start married life. Well done lad you .
You'd sooner he signed for your team, Luton Town. Bill don't deny it.
Personally I do not like Bills attitude to other posters views & opinions however it is probably best to not feed the fire & make him some sort of abuse victim or give him the opportunity to have the last word in everything.
Just ignore it or thumbs down if you must I sympathise but you are really just encouraging him.
Concentrate on having a good exchange of views with the majority of City fans & posters on here who are by and large very reasonable & well informed .
[quote][p][bold]andy fowler[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: LOYALTY BOTH WAYS. What a way to start married life. Well done lad you .[/p][/quote]You'd sooner he signed for your team, Luton Town. Bill don't deny it.[/p][/quote]Personally I do not like Bills attitude to other posters views & opinions however it is probably best to not feed the fire & make him some sort of abuse victim or give him the opportunity to have the last word in everything. Just ignore it or thumbs down if you must I sympathise but you are really just encouraging him. Concentrate on having a good exchange of views with the majority of City fans & posters on here who are by and large very reasonable & well informed . joejamestom
  • Score: 2

10:14pm Fri 23 May 14

Peppa07 says...

I've always been a big fan of MC. Excellent player, intelligent, skilful and creative. Delighted he's signed up.
I've always been a big fan of MC. Excellent player, intelligent, skilful and creative. Delighted he's signed up. Peppa07
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