York City sign 6ft 9in Tranmere Rovers goalkeeper Jason Mooney

Goalkeeper Jason Mooney signs for York City, watched by chairman Jason McGill

New goalkeeper Jason Mooney and York City chairman Jason McGill

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YORK City have signed 6ft 9in keeper Jason Mooney.

The Northern Irish shot-stopper has spent the last two seasons with Tranmere, where he made four senior appearances.

Mooney, 25, joined Wycombe Wanderers in 2011 but left the Buckinghamshire club after a season having failed to break into the first team.

He previously played in his home country for Ards, Bangor, Ards Rangers and Comber Recreation.

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11:56am Thu 29 May 14

NottsExile says...

He should have no bother with the high crosses. Nigel has obviously watched him and believes he can hone him into a quality keeper. It's great how we have recruited players who have scrabbled about with other clubs and turned them into really good assets. I have the utmost faith in our management team and truly believe that we are making great progress.
Welcome to York City, Jason and may you make a massive impact
He should have no bother with the high crosses. Nigel has obviously watched him and believes he can hone him into a quality keeper. It's great how we have recruited players who have scrabbled about with other clubs and turned them into really good assets. I have the utmost faith in our management team and truly believe that we are making great progress. Welcome to York City, Jason and may you make a massive impact NottsExile
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12:03pm Thu 29 May 14

yorkandproud says...

Another Northern Irish lad at City. The connection is really great. Jason looks to be very inexperienced for his age though. Big lad too. MI must know of him as well. hope it works out for him here COYR
Another Northern Irish lad at City. The connection is really great. Jason looks to be very inexperienced for his age though. Big lad too. MI must know of him as well. hope it works out for him here COYR yorkandproud
  • Score: 5

12:06pm Thu 29 May 14

nomorenursing says...

Wow!! Six foot nine. Could this be the 'biggest' signing that City have ever made?
Wow!! Six foot nine. Could this be the 'biggest' signing that City have ever made? nomorenursing
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12:08pm Thu 29 May 14

nomorenursing says...

Wow! Could this be City's 'biggest' ever signing?
Wow! Could this be City's 'biggest' ever signing? nomorenursing
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12:10pm Thu 29 May 14

nomorenursing says...

Sorry. Thought the first one didn't post.
Sorry. Thought the first one didn't post. nomorenursing
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12:16pm Thu 29 May 14

North Lincs Minsterman says...

nomorenursing wrote:
Wow!! Six foot nine. Could this be the 'biggest' signing that City have ever made?
He will certainly stand out from the others!

Two positions filled - two or three to go. RB (hopefully Banjo but the longer it goes the more I doubt it), midfield (someone with creative flair and ability), striker (a proven goalscorer in the Paul Barnes mould).
[quote][p][bold]nomorenursing[/bold] wrote: Wow!! Six foot nine. Could this be the 'biggest' signing that City have ever made?[/p][/quote]He will certainly stand out from the others! Two positions filled - two or three to go. RB (hopefully Banjo but the longer it goes the more I doubt it), midfield (someone with creative flair and ability), striker (a proven goalscorer in the Paul Barnes mould). North Lincs Minsterman
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12:17pm Thu 29 May 14

Fat Harry says...

A quick trawl of Twitter reveals that Tranmere had offered him a new contract, and the the Sun was reporting that Terry Butcher was trying to get him for Hibernian.

If the Hibs rumour is true, it's sweet revenge for them snatching Donaldson in, er, controversial circumstances.

I hardly think we were offereing more cash than Tranmere or Hibs, so I assume its the twin lure of NW and regular first team football that's attracted him to Bootham Crescent.
A quick trawl of Twitter reveals that Tranmere had offered him a new contract, and the the Sun was reporting that Terry Butcher was trying to get him for Hibernian. If the Hibs rumour is true, it's sweet revenge for them snatching Donaldson in, er, controversial circumstances. I hardly think we were offereing more cash than Tranmere or Hibs, so I assume its the twin lure of NW and regular first team football that's attracted him to Bootham Crescent. Fat Harry
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12:29pm Thu 29 May 14

nomorenursing says...

Reminder... The last article about the Community Stadium in April stated that the preferred bidder would be unveiled by the end of May. We are now nearly there, so where's the news CoYC? Or are we going to have yet more delays?
Reminder... The last article about the Community Stadium in April stated that the preferred bidder would be unveiled by the end of May. We are now nearly there, so where's the news CoYC? Or are we going to have yet more delays? nomorenursing
  • Score: 5

12:34pm Thu 29 May 14

Some old bloke says...

So what's his name? According to the club web site it's Rooney. According to the Press it's Mooney.
So what's his name? According to the club web site it's Rooney. According to the Press it's Mooney. Some old bloke
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12:41pm Thu 29 May 14

Fat Harry says...

nomorenursing wrote:
Reminder... The last article about the Community Stadium in April stated that the preferred bidder would be unveiled by the end of May. We are now nearly there, so where's the news CoYC? Or are we going to have yet more delays?
jason McGill said on the radio yesterday that it's now down to two bidders, who were due to submit their bids this Friday.

I guess that we won't hear by the end of May, but also that it won't be too much longer, unless council bureaucracy slows it down yet again.

Fingers crossed that it's closer to the 8000 McGill mentioned yesterday than the 6000 we've been fearing.
[quote][p][bold]nomorenursing[/bold] wrote: Reminder... The last article about the Community Stadium in April stated that the preferred bidder would be unveiled by the end of May. We are now nearly there, so where's the news CoYC? Or are we going to have yet more delays?[/p][/quote]jason McGill said on the radio yesterday that it's now down to two bidders, who were due to submit their bids this Friday. I guess that we won't hear by the end of May, but also that it won't be too much longer, unless council bureaucracy slows it down yet again. Fingers crossed that it's closer to the 8000 McGill mentioned yesterday than the 6000 we've been fearing. Fat Harry
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12:44pm Thu 29 May 14

Edsoni says...

nomorenursing wrote:
Wow!! Six foot nine. Could this be the 'biggest' signing that City have ever made?
How tall was Gordon Morritt?
[quote][p][bold]nomorenursing[/bold] wrote: Wow!! Six foot nine. Could this be the 'biggest' signing that City have ever made?[/p][/quote]How tall was Gordon Morritt? Edsoni
  • Score: 0

12:48pm Thu 29 May 14

T.R.M1974 says...

Who will be first choice?
Who will be first choice? T.R.M1974
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2:08pm Thu 29 May 14

bill bailey says...

I guess Ingham will start as first choice, Mooney , cant see him as another Pope, but hungry players work harder in the main, that's why we have a goalkeeper coach, we will see, Somebody at the club sees him as potentially a keeper to take over in the15/16 season if Ingham calls it a day, according to the BBC web hes signed a 2 yr contract.
I guess Ingham will start as first choice, Mooney , cant see him as another Pope, but hungry players work harder in the main, that's why we have a goalkeeper coach, we will see, Somebody at the club sees him as potentially a keeper to take over in the15/16 season if Ingham calls it a day, according to the BBC web hes signed a 2 yr contract. bill bailey
  • Score: -4

2:09pm Thu 29 May 14

paddymacwakey says...

welcome aboard Jason.expectations will be very high with most York fans.nick pope to me was the best young keeper I have seen at York in my 55 years of watching them.if he can command his box like pope,he will just be the replacement we have been looking for.a couple of goal scoring midfielders and a striker to plunder a few goals will take a hell of a lot of pressure off the back four.
welcome aboard Jason.expectations will be very high with most York fans.nick pope to me was the best young keeper I have seen at York in my 55 years of watching them.if he can command his box like pope,he will just be the replacement we have been looking for.a couple of goal scoring midfielders and a striker to plunder a few goals will take a hell of a lot of pressure off the back four. paddymacwakey
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2:13pm Thu 29 May 14

A user says...

Jason also mentioned on the radio yesterday that a striker was also almost sorted so hopefully more on that later :)
Jason also mentioned on the radio yesterday that a striker was also almost sorted so hopefully more on that later :) A user
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2:24pm Thu 29 May 14

yorkonafork says...

bill bailey wrote:
I guess Ingham will start as first choice, Mooney , cant see him as another Pope, but hungry players work harder in the main, that's why we have a goalkeeper coach, we will see, Somebody at the club sees him as potentially a keeper to take over in the15/16 season if Ingham calls it a day, according to the BBC web hes signed a 2 yr contract.
Not a chance Ingham will be number one. The manger wants a dominant keeper to come out and handle cross and who has a good kicking game over anything else. That's what Mooney will provide more so than Ingham.
[quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: I guess Ingham will start as first choice, Mooney , cant see him as another Pope, but hungry players work harder in the main, that's why we have a goalkeeper coach, we will see, Somebody at the club sees him as potentially a keeper to take over in the15/16 season if Ingham calls it a day, according to the BBC web hes signed a 2 yr contract.[/p][/quote]Not a chance Ingham will be number one. The manger wants a dominant keeper to come out and handle cross and who has a good kicking game over anything else. That's what Mooney will provide more so than Ingham. yorkonafork
  • Score: 4

2:58pm Thu 29 May 14

OLD - HEAD says...

I am not absolutely convinced that this lad will automatically be selected as our number one goalkeeper. Lets give Michael Ingham a bit of credit for once, this young lad looks to be one for the future.. If he couldnt break into the Tranmere Rovers first team, after the season that they have had, then why should he be expected to become York Citys first choice goalkeeper. But Jason Mooney, at six foot nine, will provide some healthy competion for Michael Ingham. The pre-season games team selection will be interesting.
I am not absolutely convinced that this lad will automatically be selected as our number one goalkeeper. Lets give Michael Ingham a bit of credit for once, this young lad looks to be one for the future.. If he couldnt break into the Tranmere Rovers first team, after the season that they have had, then why should he be expected to become York Citys first choice goalkeeper. But Jason Mooney, at six foot nine, will provide some healthy competion for Michael Ingham. The pre-season games team selection will be interesting. OLD - HEAD
  • Score: 5

3:11pm Thu 29 May 14

bill bailey says...

OLD - HEAD wrote:
I am not absolutely convinced that this lad will automatically be selected as our number one goalkeeper. Lets give Michael Ingham a bit of credit for once, this young lad looks to be one for the future.. If he couldnt break into the Tranmere Rovers first team, after the season that they have had, then why should he be expected to become York Citys first choice goalkeeper. But Jason Mooney, at six foot nine, will provide some healthy competion for Michael Ingham. The pre-season games team selection will be interesting.
I agree Old-Head like you haven't seen the lad, he could be anything, he will certainly command balls in the air if he uses his box, long way to come done for balls on the ground,
[quote][p][bold]OLD - HEAD[/bold] wrote: I am not absolutely convinced that this lad will automatically be selected as our number one goalkeeper. Lets give Michael Ingham a bit of credit for once, this young lad looks to be one for the future.. If he couldnt break into the Tranmere Rovers first team, after the season that they have had, then why should he be expected to become York Citys first choice goalkeeper. But Jason Mooney, at six foot nine, will provide some healthy competion for Michael Ingham. The pre-season games team selection will be interesting.[/p][/quote]I agree Old-Head like you haven't seen the lad, he could be anything, he will certainly command balls in the air if he uses his box, long way to come done for balls on the ground, bill bailey
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3:16pm Thu 29 May 14

Old_Man says...

Signed by Danny La Rue by the looks of it!
Signed by Danny La Rue by the looks of it! Old_Man
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3:21pm Thu 29 May 14

PeteCliffe says...

Is there room in football for cravats? Welcome Jason, I think the No1 is up for grabs with both players needing to prove themselves.
Is there room in football for cravats? Welcome Jason, I think the No1 is up for grabs with both players needing to prove themselves. PeteCliffe
  • Score: 4

3:21pm Thu 29 May 14

PeteCliffe says...

Is there room in football for cravats? Welcome Jason, I think the No1 is up for grabs with both players needing to prove themselves.
Is there room in football for cravats? Welcome Jason, I think the No1 is up for grabs with both players needing to prove themselves. PeteCliffe
  • Score: -2

3:25pm Thu 29 May 14

Cheeky face says...

He could change the floodlight bulbs without the need of a ladder!

Tommy Forgan was a class and heroic goalie and has been hard to beat.
He could change the floodlight bulbs without the need of a ladder! Tommy Forgan was a class and heroic goalie and has been hard to beat. Cheeky face
  • Score: 6

3:30pm Thu 29 May 14

yorkandproud says...

PeteCliffe wrote:
Is there room in football for cravats? Welcome Jason, I think the No1 is up for grabs with both players needing to prove themselves.
Jason looking very camp in photo. But which Jason lol.
[quote][p][bold]PeteCliffe[/bold] wrote: Is there room in football for cravats? Welcome Jason, I think the No1 is up for grabs with both players needing to prove themselves.[/p][/quote]Jason looking very camp in photo. But which Jason lol. yorkandproud
  • Score: 1

3:34pm Thu 29 May 14

chuckabuttie says...

If Jason M is 6'9" then Jason Mc must be sat atop a large box :-)
If Jason M is 6'9" then Jason Mc must be sat atop a large box :-) chuckabuttie
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4:44pm Thu 29 May 14

nudger says...

Agree a bit Danny La Rue, but worryingly a bit Jedward too. As they are Irish, perhaps they are also on the radar.
If we are chasing the game next season, expect Michael to don the gloves and Jason to go up front. He could cause havoc at corners.
Still looks a great signing as other posts have said. As the FLP will say next May, 'what were Tranmere thinking of'?'
Agree a bit Danny La Rue, but worryingly a bit Jedward too. As they are Irish, perhaps they are also on the radar. If we are chasing the game next season, expect Michael to don the gloves and Jason to go up front. He could cause havoc at corners. Still looks a great signing as other posts have said. As the FLP will say next May, 'what were Tranmere thinking of'?' nudger
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5:04pm Thu 29 May 14

joejamestom says...

Shows the club is not content to let any player rest on their laurels,
I hope both keepers get a fair chance to show their talents with neither guaranteed a starting place though I have faith in the good professional Ingy is that we will see a lot more of him & that his patience on the bench while the very good Pope was with us will be rewarded.
Welcome & enjoy your stay with a great football club.
Shows the club is not content to let any player rest on their laurels, I hope both keepers get a fair chance to show their talents with neither guaranteed a starting place though I have faith in the good professional Ingy is that we will see a lot more of him & that his patience on the bench while the very good Pope was with us will be rewarded. Welcome & enjoy your stay with a great football club. joejamestom
  • Score: 3

5:20pm Thu 29 May 14

Some old bloke says...

nudger says...

"Agree a bit Danny La Rue, but worryingly a bit Jedward too. As they are Irish, perhaps they are also on the radar."

I was just thinking that we don't see Tintin much these days.
nudger says... "Agree a bit Danny La Rue, but worryingly a bit Jedward too. As they are Irish, perhaps they are also on the radar." I was just thinking that we don't see Tintin much these days. Some old bloke
  • Score: 1

5:30pm Thu 29 May 14

pip007 says...

He'll obviously get everything in the air, but a smart attacking team will neutralize his height by playing the ball on the ground. Let's hope Jason knows where the ground is and can get down to it quickly.
He'll obviously get everything in the air, but a smart attacking team will neutralize his height by playing the ball on the ground. Let's hope Jason knows where the ground is and can get down to it quickly. pip007
  • Score: 3

6:18pm Thu 29 May 14

wildthing666 says...

He won't have to jump for crosses then. Should spread himself across the goal well. If he can jump as well he could be a great keeper. His waiste is nearly up to JM's shoulders, with his arms fully stretched he can easily reach way above the crossbar
He won't have to jump for crosses then. Should spread himself across the goal well. If he can jump as well he could be a great keeper. His waiste is nearly up to JM's shoulders, with his arms fully stretched he can easily reach way above the crossbar wildthing666
  • Score: 0

7:38pm Thu 29 May 14

bill bailey says...

yorkonafork wrote:
bill bailey wrote:
I guess Ingham will start as first choice, Mooney , cant see him as another Pope, but hungry players work harder in the main, that's why we have a goalkeeper coach, we will see, Somebody at the club sees him as potentially a keeper to take over in the15/16 season if Ingham calls it a day, according to the BBC web hes signed a 2 yr contract.
Not a chance Ingham will be number one. The manger wants a dominant keeper to come out and handle cross and who has a good kicking game over anything else. That's what Mooney will provide more so than Ingham.
Not wishing to say your wrong but "Handle Crosses" "Good Kicking Game"
that's interesting ! When did you see the lad ?
[quote][p][bold]yorkonafork[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bill bailey[/bold] wrote: I guess Ingham will start as first choice, Mooney , cant see him as another Pope, but hungry players work harder in the main, that's why we have a goalkeeper coach, we will see, Somebody at the club sees him as potentially a keeper to take over in the15/16 season if Ingham calls it a day, according to the BBC web hes signed a 2 yr contract.[/p][/quote]Not a chance Ingham will be number one. The manger wants a dominant keeper to come out and handle cross and who has a good kicking game over anything else. That's what Mooney will provide more so than Ingham.[/p][/quote]Not wishing to say your wrong but "Handle Crosses" "Good Kicking Game" that's interesting ! When did you see the lad ? bill bailey
  • Score: -5

8:34pm Thu 29 May 14

rawcliffered says...

Edsoni wrote:
nomorenursing wrote:
Wow!! Six foot nine. Could this be the 'biggest' signing that City have ever made?
How tall was Gordon Morritt?
How tall was Jimmy Hinch. Doubt he was six foot nine, but remember him been a giant.
[quote][p][bold]Edsoni[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nomorenursing[/bold] wrote: Wow!! Six foot nine. Could this be the 'biggest' signing that City have ever made?[/p][/quote]How tall was Gordon Morritt?[/p][/quote]How tall was Jimmy Hinch. Doubt he was six foot nine, but remember him been a giant. rawcliffered
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4:33pm Fri 30 May 14

YCFC 1955 says...

Ingham Number 1???

Moody was brought in for that job. Why do you think Nigel brought more than one keeper in during last season and as for him being only 25, he's older than Pope!!

Ingham Number 2 all day long.
Ingham Number 1??? Moody was brought in for that job. Why do you think Nigel brought more than one keeper in during last season and as for him being only 25, he's older than Pope!! Ingham Number 2 all day long. YCFC 1955
  • Score: 0

12:07am Sat 31 May 14

GreenshawGrinder says...

Ah, so Mooney can be a bit Moody or have we now got three keepers?
Ah, so Mooney can be a bit Moody or have we now got three keepers? GreenshawGrinder
  • Score: 0

10:29am Sat 31 May 14

y-front says...

rawcliffered wrote:
Edsoni wrote:
nomorenursing wrote:
Wow!! Six foot nine. Could this be the 'biggest' signing that City have ever made?
How tall was Gordon Morritt?
How tall was Jimmy Hinch. Doubt he was six foot nine, but remember him been a giant.
Gordon Morritt, blimey that takes me back! He certainly was a big
lad. Just looking at an old team photo & he looks a tad taller than Chris
Topping, so not 6' 9" I reckon. Hinch about 6' 3" ish? Always thought
He was better with the ball at his feet, never saw the best of him
tho
[quote][p][bold]rawcliffered[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Edsoni[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nomorenursing[/bold] wrote: Wow!! Six foot nine. Could this be the 'biggest' signing that City have ever made?[/p][/quote]How tall was Gordon Morritt?[/p][/quote]How tall was Jimmy Hinch. Doubt he was six foot nine, but remember him been a giant.[/p][/quote]Gordon Morritt, blimey that takes me back! He certainly was a big lad. Just looking at an old team photo & he looks a tad taller than Chris Topping, so not 6' 9" I reckon. Hinch about 6' 3" ish? Always thought He was better with the ball at his feet, never saw the best of him tho y-front
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