Ben Purkiss gets on right side of winger Adam Smith

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WORLD Student Games semi-finalist Ben Purkiss is relishing a right-flank partnership with flying winger Adam Smith next season.

Purkiss, who has returned from helping Great Britain finish fourth at the international university tournament in Serbia, is now fully focused on completing his pre-season preparations with York City.

In his absence Smith was City’s top performer during the club’s opening friendly against Leeds United.

A combination of injury, personal circumstances and ineligibility for cup matches meant Purkiss and Smith only started seven games together last season with five of those in the final fortnight of the Blue Square Premier campaign.

And, since signing for the Minstermen in March 2007, Purkiss has been paired with 13 different players on the right wing.

They have included converted strikers – Craig Farrell, Paul Brayson, Simon Brown, makeshift central-midfielders – Mark Convery, Ross Greenwood, Nicky Wroe, Alex Meechan, Simon Rusk – and left-footed, fill-in Martyn Woolford.

Simon Russell, meanwhile, failed to nail down a permanent place in front of Purkiss last season and, until Smith’s arrival, the former Gainsborough full-back had only played behind two other specialist right wingers for City – Sam Duncum and Peter Bore, whose Bootham Crescent careers were limited to one-month loan stays.

But, having also added left-sided Craig Nelthorpe to his squad over the summer, manager Martin Foyle has suggested a willingness to attack down both flanks next season and, while having a friendly swipe at Smith’s ball-hogging tendencies, Purkiss believes the former Gainsborough duo can develop a consistent understanding.

He said: “When we played together towards the end of the season, it seemed to work quite well and I’m quite happy to give him the ball and let him do his stuff. “He needs to know when to pass it if I’m overlapping though because when you give him the ball you don’t get it back a lot of the time!

“Seriously, I hope the partnership can get better because he enjoys playing with me and I enjoy playing with him.”

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9:05am Thu 16 Jul 09

Stretchydan says...

Not quite sure if Purkiss and Smith are at the same level but are we looking at the new 'McMillan/McCarthy' partnership from the good days?
Not quite sure if Purkiss and Smith are at the same level but are we looking at the new 'McMillan/McCarthy' partnership from the good days? Stretchydan
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9:49am Thu 16 Jul 09

A user says...

Stretchydan wrote:
Not quite sure if Purkiss and Smith are at the same level but are we looking at the new 'McMillan/McCarthy' partnership from the good days?
If we could get anywhere near McMillan/ McCarthy I will be absolutely ecstatic!!!
[quote][p][bold]Stretchydan[/bold] wrote: Not quite sure if Purkiss and Smith are at the same level but are we looking at the new 'McMillan/McCarthy' partnership from the good days?[/p][/quote]If we could get anywhere near McMillan/ McCarthy I will be absolutely ecstatic!!! A user
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10:44am Thu 16 Jul 09

Imp says...

What we do ideally want are two combinations that develop a good understanding, one on each wing. We'll be relying on the flanks for creativity, so it's vital that Purkiss/Smith and Meredith/Nelthorpe develop that understanding, much in the way McMillan/McCarthy and Hall/Canham did (though not in the same class, obviously).
What we do ideally want are two combinations that develop a good understanding, one on each wing. We'll be relying on the flanks for creativity, so it's vital that Purkiss/Smith and Meredith/Nelthorpe develop that understanding, much in the way McMillan/McCarthy and Hall/Canham did (though not in the same class, obviously). Imp
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10:47am Thu 16 Jul 09

rogue84 says...

I just hope that Adam Smith doesn't start attracting interest from Scunthorpe!!
I believe Smithy and Purkiss could make a brilliant partnership next season, they are some of the first name's on the team-sheet anyway, so lets hope we see 30+ games with them both out there.
I just hope that Adam Smith doesn't start attracting interest from Scunthorpe!! I believe Smithy and Purkiss could make a brilliant partnership next season, they are some of the first name's on the team-sheet anyway, so lets hope we see 30+ games with them both out there. rogue84
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12:42pm Thu 16 Jul 09

alimount says...

rogue84 wrote:
I just hope that Adam Smith doesn't start attracting interest from Scunthorpe!!
I believe Smithy and Purkiss could make a brilliant partnership next season, they are some of the first name's on the team-sheet anyway, so lets hope we see 30+ games with them both out there.
haha we might aswell use the same training pitches!
On a more serious note, with Scunthorpe doing good business with us, we should surely be able to tap their players for the loan market should we need them.
[quote][p][bold]rogue84[/bold] wrote: I just hope that Adam Smith doesn't start attracting interest from Scunthorpe!! I believe Smithy and Purkiss could make a brilliant partnership next season, they are some of the first name's on the team-sheet anyway, so lets hope we see 30+ games with them both out there.[/p][/quote]haha we might aswell use the same training pitches! On a more serious note, with Scunthorpe doing good business with us, we should surely be able to tap their players for the loan market should we need them. alimount
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1:04pm Thu 16 Jul 09

Stretchydan says...

Imp wrote:
What we do ideally want are two combinations that develop a good understanding, one on each wing. We'll be relying on the flanks for creativity, so it's vital that Purkiss/Smith and Meredith/Nelthorpe develop that understanding, much in the way McMillan/McCarthy and Hall/Canham did (though not in the same class, obviously).
Agree with you there Imp. Get the ball out onto the flanks and get around the back of the defence. Speaking of wing duos, how about Hay and Pollard/Pearce on the left and Senior/Evans and Ford on the right. They did pretty well for us.
[quote][p][bold]Imp[/bold] wrote: What we do ideally want are two combinations that develop a good understanding, one on each wing. We'll be relying on the flanks for creativity, so it's vital that Purkiss/Smith and Meredith/Nelthorpe develop that understanding, much in the way McMillan/McCarthy and Hall/Canham did (though not in the same class, obviously).[/p][/quote]Agree with you there Imp. Get the ball out onto the flanks and get around the back of the defence. Speaking of wing duos, how about Hay and Pollard/Pearce on the left and Senior/Evans and Ford on the right. They did pretty well for us. Stretchydan
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1:04pm Thu 16 Jul 09

josh@defra says...

Does anyone know how much Boyesy went for?
Does anyone know how much Boyesy went for? josh@defra
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1:35pm Thu 16 Jul 09

Rimpole says...

Jason McGill?
Jason McGill? Rimpole
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1:44pm Thu 16 Jul 09

Rimpole says...

In the words of the song...
“♫♪♫ …Money, get away
Get a good job with more pay and your O.K.
Money it's a gas
Grab that cash with both hands and make a stash
New car, caviar, four star daydream,
Think I'll buy me a football team.…♫♪♫”


C’MON CITY
In the words of the song... “♫♪♫ …Money, get away Get a good job with more pay and your O.K. Money it's a gas Grab that cash with both hands and make a stash New car, caviar, four star daydream, Think I'll buy me a football team.…♫♪♫” C’MON CITY Rimpole
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2:00pm Thu 16 Jul 09

speaks99 says...

Kettering Town are furious after missing out on a transfer fee for Guy Branston. Torquay United had originally offered 10k but Burton Albion took advantage of a loop-hole after finding out Branston's contract was not registered properly with the FA. (Thursday)

Proof that it doesn't just happen to York!!
Kettering Town are furious after missing out on a transfer fee for Guy Branston. Torquay United had originally offered 10k but Burton Albion took advantage of a loop-hole after finding out Branston's contract was not registered properly with the FA. (Thursday) Proof that it doesn't just happen to York!! speaks99
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2:05pm Thu 16 Jul 09

cityfan says...

Sky sports news saying that the offer for rendel was accepted, as was one for Howe, but they neither wanted to join.

As these proven strikers are proving reluctant to join, I think we should start to target either younger players on the fringes of league clubs who may be prised away for a small fee or the next gem of a striker from the lower leagues, we could have picked up Novak this time last year for the money we seem to be willing to spend. I am pleased to see the ambition being shown by York in these bids but while Foyle has stressed there is no rush im sure he would rather the eventual signing get a fair amount of playing time with the other strikers before the season starts and i dont think we would have much trouble persuading a player from a lower league club to join.
Sky sports news saying that the offer for rendel was accepted, as was one for Howe, but they neither wanted to join. As these proven strikers are proving reluctant to join, I think we should start to target either younger players on the fringes of league clubs who may be prised away for a small fee or the next gem of a striker from the lower leagues, we could have picked up Novak this time last year for the money we seem to be willing to spend. I am pleased to see the ambition being shown by York in these bids but while Foyle has stressed there is no rush im sure he would rather the eventual signing get a fair amount of playing time with the other strikers before the season starts and i dont think we would have much trouble persuading a player from a lower league club to join. cityfan
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2:17pm Thu 16 Jul 09

RickyC says...

I think the Purkiss/Smith combo will work out for us. Purkiss is pretty solid most of the time, sometimes he did get caught out of position at times last season and didn't have the pace to make up for it, but non the less still a good player. Smith is very attractive on the ball and can knock in a good cross or two. If he can contribute 7 goals+ as Folye said we have the makings of a good attacking team.
I think the Purkiss/Smith combo will work out for us. Purkiss is pretty solid most of the time, sometimes he did get caught out of position at times last season and didn't have the pace to make up for it, but non the less still a good player. Smith is very attractive on the ball and can knock in a good cross or two. If he can contribute 7 goals+ as Folye said we have the makings of a good attacking team. RickyC
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2:33pm Thu 16 Jul 09

AdHolmes says...

I know it won't be true but on NLF it says.

"Leeds United are being linked with a £200,000 bid for York City forward Adam Smith."
I know it won't be true but on NLF it says. "Leeds United are being linked with a £200,000 bid for York City forward Adam Smith." AdHolmes
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2:40pm Thu 16 Jul 09

A user says...

On where??
On where?? A user
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3:02pm Thu 16 Jul 09

AdHolmes says...

http://www.nonleague
footballlive.com/pag
es.php?page=77
http://www.nonleague footballlive.com/pag es.php?page=77 AdHolmes
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3:06pm Thu 16 Jul 09

Southern Exile says...

Seems a bit far fetched based on a small number of games last season and one pre-season friendly...
Seems a bit far fetched based on a small number of games last season and one pre-season friendly... Southern Exile
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3:07pm Thu 16 Jul 09

Goole Reds says...

I heard the Leeds connection. Hope not true we need to keep quality like Smith no matter how attractive £200,000 looks.
I heard the Leeds connection. Hope not true we need to keep quality like Smith no matter how attractive £200,000 looks. Goole Reds
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3:10pm Thu 16 Jul 09

A user says...

Thanks for that :). Interesting comment re Sodje there too!!!
Thanks for that :). Interesting comment re Sodje there too!!! A user
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3:23pm Thu 16 Jul 09

Imp says...

The Smith story is absolute garbage. No-one is going to pay £200k for a BSP winger on the strength of half-a-dozen performances last season.
The Smith story is absolute garbage. No-one is going to pay £200k for a BSP winger on the strength of half-a-dozen performances last season. Imp
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3:24pm Thu 16 Jul 09

fewster says...

If that rumour is true then i think wed be very silly to turn it down, however i dont beleive theres any truth in it!
If that rumour is true then i think wed be very silly to turn it down, however i dont beleive theres any truth in it! fewster
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3:30pm Thu 16 Jul 09

PDH says...

josh@defra wrote:
Does anyone know how much Boyesy went for?
£70,000 made up in installments
[quote][p][bold]josh@defra[/bold] wrote: Does anyone know how much Boyesy went for?[/p][/quote]£70,000 made up in installments PDH
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3:32pm Thu 16 Jul 09

rogue84 says...

i'd be fuming if that was true, get lost Leeds. i know we need that kind of money, but we also need to get out of this bloody division. we can't do that if we keep losing those players who are key to our success.
i'd be fuming if that was true, get lost Leeds. i know we need that kind of money, but we also need to get out of this bloody division. we can't do that if we keep losing those players who are key to our success. rogue84
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4:03pm Thu 16 Jul 09

Imp says...

PDH wrote:
josh@defra wrote: Does anyone know how much Boyesy went for?
£70,000 made up in installments
Not what I heard, from both York and Scunthorpe sources. £150k in total as a package.
[quote][p][bold]PDH[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]josh@defra[/bold] wrote: Does anyone know how much Boyesy went for?[/p][/quote]£70,000 made up in installments[/p][/quote]Not what I heard, from both York and Scunthorpe sources. £150k in total as a package. Imp
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4:06pm Thu 16 Jul 09

PDH says...

Imp wrote:
PDH wrote:
josh@defra wrote: Does anyone know how much Boyesy went for?
£70,000 made up in installments
Not what I heard, from both York and Scunthorpe sources. £150k in total as a package.
obviously you heard from a differant source, mine came from one of his coaches, where did you hear it from?
[quote][p][bold]Imp[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]PDH[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]josh@defra[/bold] wrote: Does anyone know how much Boyesy went for?[/p][/quote]£70,000 made up in installments[/p][/quote]Not what I heard, from both York and Scunthorpe sources. £150k in total as a package.[/p][/quote]obviously you heard from a differant source, mine came from one of his coaches, where did you hear it from? PDH
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4:49pm Thu 16 Jul 09

J19 says...

dont worry guys, the board will hold out for a high fee as normal around 500k+ like for donaldson!! and then let him go on a free haha, same old greed at that club
dont worry guys, the board will hold out for a high fee as normal around 500k+ like for donaldson!! and then let him go on a free haha, same old greed at that club J19
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4:58pm Thu 16 Jul 09

Southern Exile says...

Did someone just ****?

Oh no... it was J19 opening his mouth again...
Did someone just ****? Oh no... it was J19 opening his mouth again... Southern Exile
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5:39pm Thu 16 Jul 09

PDH says...

J19 wrote:
dont worry guys, the board will hold out for a high fee as normal around 500k+ like for donaldson!! and then let him go on a free haha, same old greed at that club
how boring,you must have such a sad life.
[quote][p][bold]J19[/bold] wrote: dont worry guys, the board will hold out for a high fee as normal around 500k+ like for donaldson!! and then let him go on a free haha, same old greed at that club[/p][/quote]how boring,you must have such a sad life. PDH
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5:41pm Thu 16 Jul 09

PDH says...

Come on imp who are your contacts? P.S. Boyes is only on £300 a week more than he was at York.
Come on imp who are your contacts? P.S. Boyes is only on £300 a week more than he was at York. PDH
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5:48pm Thu 16 Jul 09

J19 says...

IMP thinks he knows everything, yet he is another clueless york city fan.
IMP thinks he knows everything, yet he is another clueless york city fan. J19
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6:07pm Thu 16 Jul 09

J19 says...

Stretchydan wrote:
Not quite sure if Purkiss and Smith are at the same level but are we looking at the new 'McMillan/McCarthy' partnership from the good days?
that comment is just hillarious! your in the blue square premier! take a good look at yourselves and think, why are we talking so much rubbish about this club. no matter what you fans say, nothing will change how the team play, who is sold or who is bought. york city supporters just make me feel sick! your acting like title contenders, wake up and smell the cheese!
[quote][p][bold]Stretchydan[/bold] wrote: Not quite sure if Purkiss and Smith are at the same level but are we looking at the new 'McMillan/McCarthy' partnership from the good days?[/p][/quote]that comment is just hillarious! your in the blue square premier! take a good look at yourselves and think, why are we talking so much rubbish about this club. no matter what you fans say, nothing will change how the team play, who is sold or who is bought. york city supporters just make me feel sick! your acting like title contenders, wake up and smell the cheese! J19
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7:05pm Thu 16 Jul 09

rogue84 says...

does j19 support man utd in his spare time? sounds like it
does j19 support man utd in his spare time? sounds like it rogue84
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7:15pm Thu 16 Jul 09

SbragiaIsOurHero says...

I don't see any problem with cautious optimism and caveated comparisons with previous successes.

I do see a problem with unprovoked insults and unqualified expressions of hatred ("york city supporters just make me feel sick").

J19, pick your toys up from off the floor and go to your room - grown-ups are talking.
I don't see any problem with cautious optimism and caveated comparisons with previous successes. I do see a problem with unprovoked insults and unqualified expressions of hatred ("york city supporters just make me feel sick"). J19, pick your toys up from off the floor and go to your room - grown-ups are talking. SbragiaIsOurHero
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7:17pm Thu 16 Jul 09

SbragiaIsOurHero says...

J19 wrote:
Stretchydan wrote: Not quite sure if Purkiss and Smith are at the same level but are we looking at the new 'McMillan/McCarthy' partnership from the good days?
that comment is just hillarious! your in the blue square premier! take a good look at yourselves and think, why are we talking so much rubbish about this club. no matter what you fans say, nothing will change how the team play, who is sold or who is bought. york city supporters just make me feel sick! your acting like title contenders, wake up and smell the cheese!
I don't see any problem with cautious optimism and caveated comparisons with previous successes.

I do see a problem with unprovoked insults and unqualified expressions of hatred ("york city supporters just make me feel sick").

J19, pick your toys up from off the floor and go to your room - grown-ups are talking.
[quote][p][bold]J19[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stretchydan[/bold] wrote: Not quite sure if Purkiss and Smith are at the same level but are we looking at the new 'McMillan/McCarthy' partnership from the good days?[/p][/quote]that comment is just hillarious! your in the blue square premier! take a good look at yourselves and think, why are we talking so much rubbish about this club. no matter what you fans say, nothing will change how the team play, who is sold or who is bought. york city supporters just make me feel sick! your acting like title contenders, wake up and smell the cheese![/p][/quote]I don't see any problem with cautious optimism and caveated comparisons with previous successes. I do see a problem with unprovoked insults and unqualified expressions of hatred ("york city supporters just make me feel sick"). J19, pick your toys up from off the floor and go to your room - grown-ups are talking. SbragiaIsOurHero
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7:36pm Thu 16 Jul 09

newshawk says...

J19 wrote:
Stretchydan wrote: Not quite sure if Purkiss and Smith are at the same level but are we looking at the new 'McMillan/McCarthy' partnership from the good days?
that comment is just hillarious! your in the blue square premier! take a good look at yourselves and think, why are we talking so much rubbish about this club. no matter what you fans say, nothing will change how the team play, who is sold or who is bought. york city supporters just make me feel sick! your acting like title contenders, wake up and smell the cheese!
That's not cheese you can smell Batchelor Boy, that's the septic, unwashed contents of your trolleys
[quote][p][bold]J19[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stretchydan[/bold] wrote: Not quite sure if Purkiss and Smith are at the same level but are we looking at the new 'McMillan/McCarthy' partnership from the good days?[/p][/quote]that comment is just hillarious! your in the blue square premier! take a good look at yourselves and think, why are we talking so much rubbish about this club. no matter what you fans say, nothing will change how the team play, who is sold or who is bought. york city supporters just make me feel sick! your acting like title contenders, wake up and smell the cheese![/p][/quote]That's not cheese you can smell Batchelor Boy, that's the septic, unwashed contents of your trolleys newshawk
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7:36pm Thu 16 Jul 09

J19 says...

the thing is, you have been optimistic for the last 10 years, yet you have won nothing, your best players have left for very little money if any at all, and york city are just a feeder club to give players away for free to clubs in a higher league! as for SbragiaIsOurHero you are quite blatantly nothing but a fickle, over optimistic york fan, especially living in london!
the thing is, you have been optimistic for the last 10 years, yet you have won nothing, your best players have left for very little money if any at all, and york city are just a feeder club to give players away for free to clubs in a higher league! as for SbragiaIsOurHero you are quite blatantly nothing but a fickle, over optimistic york fan, especially living in london! J19
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8:23pm Thu 16 Jul 09

velcro says...

J19 wrote:
the thing is, you have been optimistic for the last 10 years, yet you have won nothing, your best players have left for very little money if any at all, and york city are just a feeder club to give players away for free to clubs in a higher league! as for SbragiaIsOurHero you are quite blatantly nothing but a fickle, over optimistic york fan, especially living in london!
Did you once get shouted at by a big nasty york city fan? You have a lot to say about ycfc and football in general. Maybe its time now to ask your mum to take you to a game
[quote][p][bold]J19[/bold] wrote: the thing is, you have been optimistic for the last 10 years, yet you have won nothing, your best players have left for very little money if any at all, and york city are just a feeder club to give players away for free to clubs in a higher league! as for SbragiaIsOurHero you are quite blatantly nothing but a fickle, over optimistic york fan, especially living in london! [/p][/quote]Did you once get shouted at by a big nasty york city fan? You have a lot to say about ycfc and football in general. Maybe its time now to ask your mum to take you to a game velcro
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8:30pm Thu 16 Jul 09

calders says...

J19 wrote:
the thing is, you have been optimistic for the last 10 years, yet you have won nothing, your best players have left for very little money if any at all, and york city are just a feeder club to give players away for free to clubs in a higher league! as for SbragiaIsOurHero you are quite blatantly nothing but a fickle, over optimistic york fan, especially living in london!
I wish I had a great hobby like yours. If I was sad and had no life I too would see which club lower than mine I could take my frustrations out on. I assume you are a fan of a football club in a higher league but there is no evidence of this, as most decent fans support football as a game, rather than as a way to prove how blinkered they are. Bottom line is this is free speech and you can come on here as often as you like to prove how clever you are. The rest of us would like to chat about our club -however good it is -and if you have read any of our comments you will realise we are at least realistic. To help you understand I would like to say to any Dorchester Town fans -you are crap and optimistic you idiots! There, I can state the obvious and look a prat too. But I wouldn't be so sad to put it on their website. Understand, I doubt it!
[quote][p][bold]J19[/bold] wrote: the thing is, you have been optimistic for the last 10 years, yet you have won nothing, your best players have left for very little money if any at all, and york city are just a feeder club to give players away for free to clubs in a higher league! as for SbragiaIsOurHero you are quite blatantly nothing but a fickle, over optimistic york fan, especially living in london! [/p][/quote]I wish I had a great hobby like yours. If I was sad and had no life I too would see which club lower than mine I could take my frustrations out on. I assume you are a fan of a football club in a higher league but there is no evidence of this, as most decent fans support football as a game, rather than as a way to prove how blinkered they are. Bottom line is this is free speech and you can come on here as often as you like to prove how clever you are. The rest of us would like to chat about our club -however good it is -and if you have read any of our comments you will realise we are at least realistic. To help you understand I would like to say to any Dorchester Town fans -you are crap and optimistic you idiots! There, I can state the obvious and look a prat too. But I wouldn't be so sad to put it on their website. Understand, I doubt it! calders
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8:39pm Thu 16 Jul 09

SbragiaIsOurHero says...

So hold on a second... I'm fickle as I'm a YCFC supporter living in London? Well you are clearly a supporter of a different team, yet you live in York. By your weird, warped and ultimately incorrect logic (i.e. one has to remain in the city/town of your football team, else you're a fickle supporter), what does that make you?

J19 my little, angry, dim-as-pig's-muck, internet troll - if you're going to spend the rest of your life dishing out insults in a way that you would never dare to do in a face-to-face situation, at least do it with a basic level of competence.
So hold on a second... I'm fickle as I'm a YCFC supporter living in London? Well you are clearly a supporter of a different team, yet you live in York. By your weird, warped and ultimately incorrect logic (i.e. one has to remain in the city/town of your football team, else you're a fickle supporter), what does that make you? J19 my little, angry, dim-as-pig's-muck, internet troll - if you're going to spend the rest of your life dishing out insults in a way that you would never dare to do in a face-to-face situation, at least do it with a basic level of competence. SbragiaIsOurHero
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8:43pm Thu 16 Jul 09

J19 says...

your comments make me laugh so so much. pig-muck, now this guy thinks he is of a higher class using his long words, and posh comments. deary me. and if you believe that i wouldn't say any of this in a face to face confrontation, then feel free to arrange a meeting with me for a discussion over coffee, not in york as i do not live in the city and not in london. any offers are more than welcome. as for dorchester town, they would beat york anyway. and being shouted at by a big york fan? i didnt know there were any york fans? as they are out numbered when they play at home, and the majority of which are between the ages of 5-15 as seen and heard on sunday against leeds united, i hear the 'longhurst' stand became a creche on sunday?
your comments make me laugh so so much. pig-muck, now this guy thinks he is of a higher class using his long words, and posh comments. deary me. and if you believe that i wouldn't say any of this in a face to face confrontation, then feel free to arrange a meeting with me for a discussion over coffee, not in york as i do not live in the city and not in london. any offers are more than welcome. as for dorchester town, they would beat york anyway. and being shouted at by a big york fan? i didnt know there were any york fans? as they are out numbered when they play at home, and the majority of which are between the ages of 5-15 as seen and heard on sunday against leeds united, i hear the 'longhurst' stand became a creche on sunday? J19
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8:52pm Thu 16 Jul 09

calders says...

J19 wrote:
your comments make me laugh so so much. pig-muck, now this guy thinks he is of a higher class using his long words, and posh comments. deary me. and if you believe that i wouldn't say any of this in a face to face confrontation, then feel free to arrange a meeting with me for a discussion over coffee, not in york as i do not live in the city and not in london. any offers are more than welcome. as for dorchester town, they would beat york anyway. and being shouted at by a big york fan? i didnt know there were any york fans? as they are out numbered when they play at home, and the majority of which are between the ages of 5-15 as seen and heard on sunday against leeds united, i hear the 'longhurst' stand became a creche on sunday?
ha ha ha - genius. How can we respond to such wit and wisdom.
[quote][p][bold]J19[/bold] wrote: your comments make me laugh so so much. pig-muck, now this guy thinks he is of a higher class using his long words, and posh comments. deary me. and if you believe that i wouldn't say any of this in a face to face confrontation, then feel free to arrange a meeting with me for a discussion over coffee, not in york as i do not live in the city and not in london. any offers are more than welcome. as for dorchester town, they would beat york anyway. and being shouted at by a big york fan? i didnt know there were any york fans? as they are out numbered when they play at home, and the majority of which are between the ages of 5-15 as seen and heard on sunday against leeds united, i hear the 'longhurst' stand became a creche on sunday?[/p][/quote]ha ha ha - genius. How can we respond to such wit and wisdom. calders
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10:06pm Thu 16 Jul 09

goreds says...

J19 wrote:
your comments make me laugh so so much. pig-muck, now this guy thinks he is of a higher class using his long words, and posh comments. deary me. and if you believe that i wouldn't say any of this in a face to face confrontation, then feel free to arrange a meeting with me for a discussion over coffee, not in york as i do not live in the city and not in london. any offers are more than welcome. as for dorchester town, they would beat york anyway. and being shouted at by a big york fan? i didnt know there were any york fans? as they are out numbered when they play at home, and the majority of which are between the ages of 5-15 as seen and heard on sunday against leeds united, i hear the 'longhurst' stand became a creche on sunday?
whats your point?
you dont like City - so what?
I look forward to the day when we are outnumbered at a home game - cos then well be back in the FL - not the -'southern'blue square premier
[quote][p][bold]J19[/bold] wrote: your comments make me laugh so so much. pig-muck, now this guy thinks he is of a higher class using his long words, and posh comments. deary me. and if you believe that i wouldn't say any of this in a face to face confrontation, then feel free to arrange a meeting with me for a discussion over coffee, not in york as i do not live in the city and not in london. any offers are more than welcome. as for dorchester town, they would beat york anyway. and being shouted at by a big york fan? i didnt know there were any york fans? as they are out numbered when they play at home, and the majority of which are between the ages of 5-15 as seen and heard on sunday against leeds united, i hear the 'longhurst' stand became a creche on sunday?[/p][/quote]whats your point? you dont like City - so what? I look forward to the day when we are outnumbered at a home game - cos then well be back in the FL - not the -'southern'blue square premier goreds
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10:06pm Thu 16 Jul 09

shirl.ycs says...

Hey guys lets stop all this silly squabbling, aren't we on the same side? (J19 excluded ..who is only just a wind up) Who cares if players go for £70,000 or £170,000, all I know is we are in a much better position financialy than we were at the beginning of last season. More importantly are the sell on clauses..ie Les Ferdinand ..Hayes to QPR to Newcastle =£600,000 in Hayes's pocket...I too have my contacts in York....It's just that I prefer to wear my glasses!!
Hey guys lets stop all this silly squabbling, aren't we on the same side? (J19 excluded ..who is only just a wind up) Who cares if players go for £70,000 or £170,000, all I know is we are in a much better position financialy than we were at the beginning of last season. More importantly are the sell on clauses..ie Les Ferdinand ..Hayes to QPR to Newcastle =£600,000 in Hayes's pocket...I too have my contacts in York....It's just that I prefer to wear my glasses!! shirl.ycs
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10:20pm Thu 16 Jul 09

PDH says...

With a comment like that shirl you obviously dont go to spec savers.
With a comment like that shirl you obviously dont go to spec savers. PDH
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10:34pm Thu 16 Jul 09

daveycfc655 says...

its ok everyone,adam smith is staying at york,i live in leeds and its just a wind up.
its ok everyone,adam smith is staying at york,i live in leeds and its just a wind up. daveycfc655
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10:35pm Thu 16 Jul 09

Imp says...

Listen, nobody engage J19. He's attention seeking and the best thing to do is starve him of that oxygen. He'll soon get bored.
Listen, nobody engage J19. He's attention seeking and the best thing to do is starve him of that oxygen. He'll soon get bored. Imp
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10:38pm Thu 16 Jul 09

shirl.ycs says...

PDH wrote:
With a comment like that shirl you obviously dont go to spec savers.
Should I have had...or is that "Radio Rentals"?
[quote][p][bold]PDH[/bold] wrote: With a comment like that shirl you obviously dont go to spec savers.[/p][/quote]Should I have had...or is that "Radio Rentals"? shirl.ycs
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10:38pm Thu 16 Jul 09

Imp says...

PDH wrote:
Imp wrote:
PDH wrote:
josh@defra wrote: Does anyone know how much Boyesy went for?
£70,000 made up in installments
Not what I heard, from both York and Scunthorpe sources. £150k in total as a package.
obviously you heard from a differant source, mine came from one of his coaches, where did you hear it from?
Two non-playing staff members, one at Scunny, one at York.

Could both be right. Maybe £70k is the definite fee, but conditional payments bring it to £150k?
[quote][p][bold]PDH[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Imp[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]PDH[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]josh@defra[/bold] wrote: Does anyone know how much Boyesy went for?[/p][/quote]£70,000 made up in installments[/p][/quote]Not what I heard, from both York and Scunthorpe sources. £150k in total as a package.[/p][/quote]obviously you heard from a differant source, mine came from one of his coaches, where did you hear it from?[/p][/quote]Two non-playing staff members, one at Scunny, one at York. Could both be right. Maybe £70k is the definite fee, but conditional payments bring it to £150k? Imp
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10:54pm Thu 16 Jul 09

shirl.ycs says...

PDH wrote:
With a comment like that shirl you obviously dont go to spec savers.
I'm so short sighted I can't find the bar in the Social Club. Will you buy me a "Cheeky Vimto" at the first home game x
[quote][p][bold]PDH[/bold] wrote: With a comment like that shirl you obviously dont go to spec savers.[/p][/quote]I'm so short sighted I can't find the bar in the Social Club. Will you buy me a "Cheeky Vimto" at the first home game x shirl.ycs
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4:08am Fri 17 Jul 09

Dan_ycfc says...

if indeed J19 is John Batchelor, brilliant. Hi John! Hows things? I still love you even if nobody else does. And your hair... I love that hair. Its a real nice cut. Anyway, if you're around let me know your stylist cos I wanna get a cut just like yours. Its a haircut of power, a haircut of true orgininality and aspiration. Us puny YCFC supporters could do with a few of those assets! We just have our head in the clouds, not having a clue whats actually real. Today I picked up a cup and thought I was a genie. Man I just have no idea what I'm doing anymore. I guess its Jason McGill's fault.

Anyway John I digress. I miss you. But seriously, tell me where you get your hair cut.

It. Is. Fantastic.
if indeed J19 is John Batchelor, brilliant. Hi John! Hows things? I still love you even if nobody else does. And your hair... I love that hair. Its a real nice cut. Anyway, if you're around let me know your stylist cos I wanna get a cut just like yours. Its a haircut of power, a haircut of true orgininality and aspiration. Us puny YCFC supporters could do with a few of those assets! We just have our head in the clouds, not having a clue whats actually real. Today I picked up a cup and thought I was a genie. Man I just have no idea what I'm doing anymore. I guess its Jason McGill's fault. Anyway John I digress. I miss you. But seriously, tell me where you get your hair cut. It. Is. Fantastic. Dan_ycfc
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10:36am Fri 17 Jul 09

Monkey2 says...

If memory serves correctly, J19 is a L**ds fan? I don't think it's Tw*tchelor!
If memory serves correctly, J19 is a L**ds fan? I don't think it's Tw*tchelor! Monkey2
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10:55am Fri 17 Jul 09

Big Fella says...

Monkey2 wrote:
If memory serves correctly, J19 is a L**ds fan? I don't think it's Tw*tchelor!
I believe Imp is correct that it is Tw*tchelor and not a Leeds fan, although, judging by his spelling and grammar it could be a Leeds fan! The amusing thing is, if it is Batchelor, he is saying that he will meet people face to face but I think we've all seen the excellent Mansfield youtube video of him s*****ng himself in the crowd after getting chanted out.

I do also agree with Imp that if he is just ignored and nobody bites he will hopefully crawl back under his rock.
[quote][p][bold]Monkey2[/bold] wrote: If memory serves correctly, J19 is a L**ds fan? I don't think it's Tw*tchelor![/p][/quote]I believe Imp is correct that it is Tw*tchelor and not a Leeds fan, although, judging by his spelling and grammar it could be a Leeds fan! The amusing thing is, if it is Batchelor, he is saying that he will meet people face to face but I think we've all seen the excellent Mansfield youtube video of him s*****ng himself in the crowd after getting chanted out. I do also agree with Imp that if he is just ignored and nobody bites he will hopefully crawl back under his rock. Big Fella
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11:11am Fri 17 Jul 09

Monkey2 says...

Hmm, sure I recall having a full and frank conversation with a J-someone or other about being a L**ds fan living in York. Aaah, I think that was J22.
Carry on, nothing to see here
Hmm, sure I recall having a full and frank conversation with a J-someone or other about being a L**ds fan living in York. Aaah, I think that was J22. Carry on, nothing to see here Monkey2
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11:13am Fri 17 Jul 09

J19 says...

very good, its excellent to see that the best comeback is on the lines of a haircut! yet again, the supporters of york city have become a laughing stock! lets take a step back in time and look at your biggest moment. beating scarborough on boxing day all those years ago? or would it be the victory over man united? or losing bishop, donaldson and woolford on free transfers? or being relegated to the league where you belong? with all the other laughing stocks? or even the 3-3 sraw with leeds as some york fans between the ages of 5-7 stayed behind to celebrate as if they had won the cup. great fan base, great club, will achieve great things, like scarborough.
very good, its excellent to see that the best comeback is on the lines of a haircut! yet again, the supporters of york city have become a laughing stock! lets take a step back in time and look at your biggest moment. beating scarborough on boxing day all those years ago? or would it be the victory over man united? or losing bishop, donaldson and woolford on free transfers? or being relegated to the league where you belong? with all the other laughing stocks? or even the 3-3 sraw with leeds as some york fans between the ages of 5-7 stayed behind to celebrate as if they had won the cup. great fan base, great club, will achieve great things, like scarborough. J19
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1:24pm Fri 17 Jul 09

Rimpole says...

"or even the 3-3 sraw with leeds as some york fans between the ages of 5-7 stayed behind to celebrate as if they had won the cup."

Clearly this guy attended on sunday, my lad (10 YO)stayed behind in the Shippo to celebrate "beating" Leeds 3 all!

Why so much venom? Probably as dissapointed as all the other Leeds fans with their teams inability to finish the job for two years running.

In the words of the song

“♫♪♫ … Many a tear has to fall
But it's all in the game
.…♫♪♫”

C’MON CITY
"or even the 3-3 sraw with leeds as some york fans between the ages of 5-7 stayed behind to celebrate as if they had won the cup." Clearly this guy attended on sunday, my lad (10 YO)stayed behind in the Shippo to celebrate "beating" Leeds 3 all! Why so much venom? Probably as dissapointed as all the other Leeds fans with their teams inability to finish the job for two years running. In the words of the song “♫♪♫ … Many a tear has to fall But it's all in the game .…♫♪♫” C’MON CITY Rimpole
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6:17pm Fri 17 Jul 09

SbragiaIsOurHero says...

I don't think that J19 is John Batchelor... I mean despite his malicious intent, confused ideas (don't even get me started on ripping into the Harchester United brainwave!), abject failures in both motorsport and business, penchant for crony-ism (does the name Northcross Design ring any bells?) and so forth, he's a man who's been able to at least communicate in formal business parlance. This joker can't even construct sentences, let alone construct counter-arguments or even follow basic logic in his poor poor attempts at repartee. His/her words read more like the sentiments of a bratty 12 year-old.
I don't even think the sad, deluded Batchelor would be pathetic enough to mock the behaviour primary school children purely on their football allegiances... or explicitly offer to meet up with York City fans over a coffee, just to throw insults at their direction.
(Or maybe I over-estimated the man!)
I don't think that J19 is John Batchelor... I mean despite his malicious intent, confused ideas (don't even get me started on ripping into the Harchester United brainwave!), abject failures in both motorsport and business, penchant for crony-ism (does the name Northcross Design ring any bells?) and so forth, he's a man who's been able to at least communicate in formal business parlance. This joker can't even construct sentences, let alone construct counter-arguments or even follow basic logic in his poor poor attempts at repartee. His/her words read more like the sentiments of a bratty 12 year-old. I don't even think the sad, deluded Batchelor would be pathetic enough to mock the behaviour primary school children purely on their football allegiances... or explicitly offer to meet up with York City fans over a coffee, just to throw insults at their direction. (Or maybe I over-estimated the man!) SbragiaIsOurHero
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7:38pm Fri 17 Jul 09

Eric says...

J19 wrote:
your comments make me laugh so so much. pig-muck, now this guy thinks he is of a higher class using his long words, and posh comments. deary me. and if you believe that i wouldn't say any of this in a face to face confrontation, then feel free to arrange a meeting with me for a discussion over coffee, not in york as i do not live in the city and not in london. any offers are more than welcome. as for dorchester town, they would beat york anyway. and being shouted at by a big york fan? i didnt know there were any york fans? as they are out numbered when they play at home, and the majority of which are between the ages of 5-15 as seen and heard on sunday against leeds united, i hear the 'longhurst' stand became a creche on sunday?
I would love to meet you for a coffee and a chat at a neutral train station, say Manchester Piccadilly? But I don't really see the point in wasting money on the fare as I'm sure you wouldn't turn up anyway.
[quote][p][bold]J19[/bold] wrote: your comments make me laugh so so much. pig-muck, now this guy thinks he is of a higher class using his long words, and posh comments. deary me. and if you believe that i wouldn't say any of this in a face to face confrontation, then feel free to arrange a meeting with me for a discussion over coffee, not in york as i do not live in the city and not in london. any offers are more than welcome. as for dorchester town, they would beat york anyway. and being shouted at by a big york fan? i didnt know there were any york fans? as they are out numbered when they play at home, and the majority of which are between the ages of 5-15 as seen and heard on sunday against leeds united, i hear the 'longhurst' stand became a creche on sunday?[/p][/quote]I would love to meet you for a coffee and a chat at a neutral train station, say Manchester Piccadilly? But I don't really see the point in wasting money on the fare as I'm sure you wouldn't turn up anyway. Eric
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2:01pm Sat 18 Jul 09

j-19 says...

ok eric, not a problem, time/place and date and i am sure we can come to some sort of agreement! i hear bradford have over 100+ at the game today, which will be fun, hope to see york lose as normal today! see you asap eric
ok eric, not a problem, time/place and date and i am sure we can come to some sort of agreement! i hear bradford have over 100+ at the game today, which will be fun, hope to see york lose as normal today! see you asap eric j-19
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2:45pm Sat 18 Jul 09

tj40 says...

I hope purkiss has learnt to pass a ball instead of ballooning the ball aimlessley down the line.So overated its untrue go as far to say he is on par with Roy Kay as the worst full back ive seen at York in 25 yrs of watching City.Also thinks he is a far better player then he auctually is Mcwilliams and Lawless are both streets ahead off him in that full back position,but Purkiss will play cos he is a foyle favourite only hoping his distrubution improves this year.
I hope purkiss has learnt to pass a ball instead of ballooning the ball aimlessley down the line.So overated its untrue go as far to say he is on par with Roy Kay as the worst full back ive seen at York in 25 yrs of watching City.Also thinks he is a far better player then he auctually is Mcwilliams and Lawless are both streets ahead off him in that full back position,but Purkiss will play cos he is a foyle favourite only hoping his distrubution improves this year. tj40
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