Minstermen muscle in on loan striker

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

YORK City are poised to swoop for Stevenage Borough striker Iyseden Christie.

The 31-year-old forward has been on loan at Blue Square Premier rivals Kettering since September, having had his original short-term deal extended.

But the Press understands he is now set to be recalled by the Hertfordshire side, paving the way for a temporary move to the Minstermen.

Christie was on target twice when Kettering were responsible for City’s first defeat of the season – a 4-2 loss last month.

He also netted in a 2-1 win at Salisbury on Saturday, celebrating his return to action after a three-match ban for violent conduct.

The former Mansfield, Kidderminster and Leyton Orient front man, who has scored 110 goals in a professional career spanning 274 starts, had been expected to stay with the Poppies until the transfer window reopened in January.

But, unlike Kettering, the KitKat Crescent club are expected to meet the full cost of Christie’s wages and be amenable to a permanent deal in the New Year.

City boss Colin Walker declined to comment on Christie’s imminent arrival at KitKat Crescent although an official announcement is expected tomorrow.

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10:38am Tue 14 Oct 08

Fergie says...

Looks like a pretty good signing given his goalscoring pedigree at this level and not too old at 31 either. Hope he carries it on with us.
Looks like a pretty good signing given his goalscoring pedigree at this level and not too old at 31 either. Hope he carries it on with us. Fergie
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10:41am Tue 14 Oct 08

OB says...

Fergie what planet are you on ....... if he had pedigree at this level wouldn't Stevenage be using him????

I've got a funny feeling we have another LFW disaster coming here, although i'd love to be wrong!!
Fergie what planet are you on ....... if he had pedigree at this level wouldn't Stevenage be using him???? I've got a funny feeling we have another LFW disaster coming here, although i'd love to be wrong!! OB
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10:41am Tue 14 Oct 08

OB says...

Fergie what planet are you on ....... if he had pedigree at this level wouldn't Stevenage be using him????

I've got a funny feeling we have another LFW disaster coming here, although i'd love to be wrong!!
Fergie what planet are you on ....... if he had pedigree at this level wouldn't Stevenage be using him???? I've got a funny feeling we have another LFW disaster coming here, although i'd love to be wrong!! OB
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10:46am Tue 14 Oct 08

Fergie says...

OB, I think LFW was 38 when he joined us, too old and way too slow. This guy isn't past it at 31 and his record isn't that bad.
OB, I think LFW was 38 when he joined us, too old and way too slow. This guy isn't past it at 31 and his record isn't that bad. Fergie
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11:05am Tue 14 Oct 08

YORKCITYFC says...

From what I saw of him in our match at Kettering he will be an excellent signing for us - strong, good first touch and most importantly he can finish off chances. He is exactly what we need in our strikeforce
From what I saw of him in our match at Kettering he will be an excellent signing for us - strong, good first touch and most importantly he can finish off chances. He is exactly what we need in our strikeforce YORKCITYFC
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11:07am Tue 14 Oct 08

walker1 says...

This could be a good signing. He murded us at Kettering with his pace and strength.
Would be a great partner for Mcbreen as well.
Not sure why he is not playing at Stevenage, but he has got a good record at this level, and is scoring this season so dont see how this could be a bad move.......
This could be a good signing. He murded us at Kettering with his pace and strength. Would be a great partner for Mcbreen as well. Not sure why he is not playing at Stevenage, but he has got a good record at this level, and is scoring this season so dont see how this could be a bad move....... walker1
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11:25am Tue 14 Oct 08

ycfc says...

Everytime hes played against us he has caused our defence problems and most of the time scored aswel so as long as he plays for us the way he used to play against us theres no reason why he would be a disaster signing or another LFW!!
Everytime hes played against us he has caused our defence problems and most of the time scored aswel so as long as he plays for us the way he used to play against us theres no reason why he would be a disaster signing or another LFW!! ycfc
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11:41am Tue 14 Oct 08

Head of Bomber Command says...

Can't be any worse than what we have to select from at present.
Can't be any worse than what we have to select from at present. Head of Bomber Command
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11:57am Tue 14 Oct 08

yano says...

would be a great sighning for york but who parners him up fromt?
would be a great sighning for york but who parners him up fromt? yano
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12:07pm Tue 14 Oct 08

newshawk says...

ycfc wrote:
Everytime hes played against us he has caused our defence problems and most of the time scored aswel so as long as he plays for us the way he used to play against us theres no reason why he would be a disaster signing or another LFW!!
Same is true of most other forwards in the conference.
[quote][p][bold]ycfc[/bold] wrote: Everytime hes played against us he has caused our defence problems and most of the time scored aswel so as long as he plays for us the way he used to play against us theres no reason why he would be a disaster signing or another LFW!![/p][/quote]Same is true of most other forwards in the conference. newshawk
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12:22pm Tue 14 Oct 08

Fergie says...

It would probably be worth sending Boyes or Brodie out on loan now to get some first team football as we are amassing a pretty big squad. Boyes could do with a game as he ain't gunna get one now. I would also consider sending Farrell out when Sodje is fit,(if anyone will have him).
It would probably be worth sending Boyes or Brodie out on loan now to get some first team football as we are amassing a pretty big squad. Boyes could do with a game as he ain't gunna get one now. I would also consider sending Farrell out when Sodje is fit,(if anyone will have him). Fergie
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12:30pm Tue 14 Oct 08

cityfan says...

Gateshead would surly take Brodie off us till christmas which i think would be realy good for him in terms of confidence, if he does well of course, if he doesnt then its a sign we should definitly get rid.
Gateshead would surly take Brodie off us till christmas which i think would be realy good for him in terms of confidence, if he does well of course, if he doesnt then its a sign we should definitly get rid. cityfan
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3:19pm Tue 14 Oct 08

Southern Exile says...

OB - the reason Stevenage aren't playing him is they probably have the best striking options in this division...

This would not be another LFW.
OB - the reason Stevenage aren't playing him is they probably have the best striking options in this division... This would not be another LFW. Southern Exile
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4:51pm Tue 14 Oct 08

Imp says...

3 in 5 for Kettering, 17 goals last year for Kidderminster. Hardly another LFW.

Potentially a useful acquisition.

I don't agree with the idea of shipping Brodie out, and Boyes is still a youth player, not a full-time pro.
I'd like to see Farrell go in January.
3 in 5 for Kettering, 17 goals last year for Kidderminster. Hardly another LFW. Potentially a useful acquisition. I don't agree with the idea of shipping Brodie out, and Boyes is still a youth player, not a full-time pro. I'd like to see Farrell go in January. Imp
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5:45pm Tue 14 Oct 08

Southern Exile says...

I would keep Farrell & McBreen and play one of them alongside Sodje or Christie depending on who is fit / on form...
I would keep Farrell & McBreen and play one of them alongside Sodje or Christie depending on who is fit / on form... Southern Exile
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6:56pm Tue 14 Oct 08

YO8 says...

we dont want to put the kiss of death that is a loan move on boyes ! who ever comes back ?
we dont want to put the kiss of death that is a loan move on boyes ! who ever comes back ? YO8
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7:57pm Tue 14 Oct 08

Imp says...

YO8 wrote:
we dont want to put the kiss of death that is a loan move on boyes ! who ever comes back ?
While I actually agree we shouldn't loan him out, I disagree on the point.

Most of our loans out in recent years have been of players who are on the fringes of the first-team and have no prospect of a regular place.
Boyes is a young lad who is still developing. It's more like Cresswell in that way.
[quote][p][bold]YO8[/bold] wrote: we dont want to put the kiss of death that is a loan move on boyes ! who ever comes back ?[/p][/quote]While I actually agree we shouldn't loan him out, I disagree on the point. Most of our loans out in recent years have been of players who are on the fringes of the first-team and have no prospect of a regular place. Boyes is a young lad who is still developing. It's more like Cresswell in that way. Imp
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7:42am Wed 15 Oct 08

cityfan08 says...

Iyseden Christie. DEAL OFF !!
Iyseden Christie. DEAL OFF !! cityfan08
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7:55am Wed 15 Oct 08

yano says...

why is deal off cityfan08?
why is deal off cityfan08? yano
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8:50am Wed 15 Oct 08

cityfan08 says...

yano wrote:
why is deal off cityfan08?
just briefly read back page of todays press,
Walker is in the dark why the deal has been pulled. We had even printed shirts ready 4 his arrival
[quote][p][bold]yano[/bold] wrote: why is deal off cityfan08?[/p][/quote]just briefly read back page of todays press, Walker is in the dark why the deal has been pulled. We had even printed shirts ready 4 his arrival cityfan08
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9:13am Wed 15 Oct 08

A user says...

Another Press scoop....

Why is there no mention of this on The Press site if it has already been printed?

Maybe it will be tomorrows exclusive if it is true!
Another Press scoop.... Why is there no mention of this on The Press site if it has already been printed? Maybe it will be tomorrows exclusive if it is true! A user
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10:33am Wed 15 Oct 08

cityfan08 says...

hmmm you have little faith A user.

may its because i read it in the press this morning.

now dont you look a prat
hmmm you have little faith A user. may its because i read it in the press this morning. now dont you look a prat cityfan08
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