Tom’s big deal

Right-back Tom Hurst has been offered a deal by York City

Right-back Tom Hurst has been offered a deal by York City

First published in Sport York Press: Photograph of the Author by , Sports reporter

FORMER Boston United full-back Tom Hurst has been offered a contract with York City.

Hurst, 20, impressed as a trialist during Tuesday night’s 2-1 reserve victory over Grimsby Town and is set to be offered a short-term deal with the Minstermen.

The former Boston youth-team captain made his Football League debut for the Lincolnshire side at the age of 17, but has spent the last two seasons playing reserve football at Hull and Rotherham, where he was released in the summer.

City boss Colin Walker believes Hurst can contest the club’s right-back position with Ben Purkiss and said: “Tom Hurst hadn’t played for ten weeks, but his performance for the reserves was a pleasant surprise and a breath of fresh air.

“I’ve made him a little offer and am waiting for him to get back to me. He’s got lots of energy and it’s clear he’s been well-schooled.

“He will bring a lot of pressure on the current right-back, who’s doing very well, but competition for places is always good.”

Hurst’s fellow trialists – former Accrington Stanley striker and Manchester United trainee David Brown and teenage Ipswich midfielder Jai Reason – will not be offered terms with City.

Walker added: “David Brown is a very good player, but he doesn’t live locally and, at 29, we’d really have to look after him. We’ve also got plenty of strikers at the moment, so he’ll go elsewhere now. The lad from Ipswich was very strong technically, but the Blue Square Premier might be a bit strong for him.”

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12:01pm Fri 19 Sep 08

Head of Bomber Command says...

If CW believes the lad can pressure Pirks for the first team right back berth, plus believes he has been 'well schooled', then why make him only a little offer?
If CW believes the lad can pressure Pirks for the first team right back berth, plus believes he has been 'well schooled', then why make him only a little offer? Head of Bomber Command
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1:10pm Fri 19 Sep 08

bbbricar says...

You'd prefer him to say "he can pressure for the right back so I offered him all the money in the kitty"? Who knows maybe little in this case is little in comparison to Beckhams wage. Maybe it's little in length of contract. Wouldn't get too owrried about it.
You'd prefer him to say "he can pressure for the right back so I offered him all the money in the kitty"? Who knows maybe little in this case is little in comparison to Beckhams wage. Maybe it's little in length of contract. Wouldn't get too owrried about it. bbbricar
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1:30pm Fri 19 Sep 08

Head of Bomber Command says...

bbbricar wrote:
You'd prefer him to say "he can pressure for the right back so I offered him all the money in the kitty"? Who knows maybe little in this case is little in comparison to Beckhams wage. Maybe it's little in length of contract. Wouldn't get too owrried about it.
???? W A L O B.
[quote][bold]bbbricar[/bold] wrote: You'd prefer him to say "he can pressure for the right back so I offered him all the money in the kitty"? Who knows maybe little in this case is little in comparison to Beckhams wage. Maybe it's little in length of contract. Wouldn't get too owrried about it. [/quote]???? W A L O B. Head of Bomber Command
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1:54pm Fri 19 Sep 08

YORKCITYFC says...

I knew Panther wouldn't cut it in the league, he's signed for Rushden...
I knew Panther wouldn't cut it in the league, he's signed for Rushden... YORKCITYFC
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1:56pm Fri 19 Sep 08

Head of Bomber Command says...

YORKCITYFC wrote:
I knew Panther wouldn't cut it in the league, he's signed for Rushden...
Speaks volumes for his true ability doesn't it YCFC?
[quote][bold]YORKCITYFC[/bold] wrote: I knew Panther wouldn't cut it in the league, he's signed for Rushden...[/quote]Speaks volumes for his true ability doesn't it YCFC? Head of Bomber Command
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2:23pm Fri 19 Sep 08

Alan Fetish says...

Good news from the ycfc.net page:

New Stadium Vision Takes Major Step Forward

Statement from the York City Board of Directors

York City Football Club is pleased to announce that through the efforts of the Board, and with the assistance of the City Of York Council and M.P. Hugh Bayley, an agreement has been reached with the Football Stadia Improvement Fund which will enable the Club to meet its financial obligations under the loan provided by the FSIF and make significant progress towards the provision of a new Community Stadium for the City of York for 2012.

The agreement has secured a stable future for the Football Club and is a major step forward in our pursuit of new, improved spectator facilities for professional sport in the city, with a strong community focus for the benefit of the people of York.



Posted - 19/9/08 - 11:03

Good news from the ycfc.net page: New Stadium Vision Takes Major Step Forward Statement from the York City Board of Directors York City Football Club is pleased to announce that through the efforts of the Board, and with the assistance of the City Of York Council and M.P. Hugh Bayley, an agreement has been reached with the Football Stadia Improvement Fund which will enable the Club to meet its financial obligations under the loan provided by the FSIF and make significant progress towards the provision of a new Community Stadium for the City of York for 2012. The agreement has secured a stable future for the Football Club and is a major step forward in our pursuit of new, improved spectator facilities for professional sport in the city, with a strong community focus for the benefit of the people of York. Posted - 19/9/08 - 11:03 Alan Fetish
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3:07pm Fri 19 Sep 08

Ivor Hardy says...

Hirst has signed.
Hirst has signed. Ivor Hardy
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7:28am Sat 20 Sep 08

chillout says...

THIS LOOKS LIKE SOMETHING TO GET EXCITED ABOUT, CANT WAIT TO START GOING BACK TO SEE THE MINNIE MEN AGAIN, PLEASE PLEASE MORE SIGNINGS LIKE THIS, N O T !
THIS LOOKS LIKE SOMETHING TO GET EXCITED ABOUT, CANT WAIT TO START GOING BACK TO SEE THE MINNIE MEN AGAIN, PLEASE PLEASE MORE SIGNINGS LIKE THIS, N O T ! chillout
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5:28pm Mon 22 Sep 08

Herman Frodite says...

Great we've sign Gollom
Great we've sign Gollom Herman Frodite
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