York City winger Simon Russell turns down switch to Blue Square North

York’s Simon Russell in pre-season action against Bradford

York’s Simon Russell in pre-season action against Bradford

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

YORK City forgotten man Simon Russell has turned down moves to two Blue Square North clubs.

Russell, 23, has yet to make the substitutes bench for City this term and has only started one of the club’s last 21 games – the meaningless end-of-season 1-1 draw at Lewes in April.

But the former Kidderminster winger, who is contracted at Bootham Crescent until next summer, does not want to drop a level to play regular football and intends to fight his way back into Minstermen chief Martin Foyle’s first-team plans.

Foyle, who decided against signing any new players ahead of yesterday’s transfer deadline, said: “There were one or two clubs interested in Simon, but he does not want to play in Blue Square North.

“He’s still trying to hang out for a chance here and his attitude has been fantastic. He gets on with things and has never been a problem. I’m not closing the door on him.

“At the moment, it looks hard for him with Adam Smith fit and playing well, but who knows? Football can change from week to week.”

Russell played for City in a behind-closed-doors friendly against Scunthorpe reserves yesterday along with fit-again midfielder Levi Mackin, who has recovered from an infected foot.

With Mackin back and David McGurk also on the mend and in contention for Saturday’s home match against Crawley, Foyle felt no need to strengthen his squad yesterday.

Blue Square Premier clubs will still be able to make emergency loan signings from Monday until the transfer window reopens in January.

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8:50am Wed 2 Sep 09

speaks99 says...

Can't help but think that he's being a bit foolish. His chances here are going to be minimal considering he's now 7 or 8th in the pecking order for midfield places...
Brodie was in a similar position before he went to Barrow and it did him a world of good.
It makes Russell sound content to sit and collect his paycheque eack week...
Can't help but think that he's being a bit foolish. His chances here are going to be minimal considering he's now 7 or 8th in the pecking order for midfield places... Brodie was in a similar position before he went to Barrow and it did him a world of good. It makes Russell sound content to sit and collect his paycheque eack week... speaks99
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9:24am Wed 2 Sep 09

Eric says...

Maybe they was permanent moves rather than loans which is why he said no? Now the transfer window is shut he may be hoping he can make one of these emergency loan switches to a BSP side as Brodie did last year and prove his worth at this level?
Maybe they was permanent moves rather than loans which is why he said no? Now the transfer window is shut he may be hoping he can make one of these emergency loan switches to a BSP side as Brodie did last year and prove his worth at this level? Eric
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9:33am Wed 2 Sep 09

Dunc says...

So if your boss comes to you and says: "You've still got a year to run on your contract here on fairly decent money but you probably won't be allowed to do any work. If you want you could move to a smaller company where you might only get a month by month contract and certainly won't be as well paid"

Which one would you choose? I know which one I would so I'm not having a go at him. It's not like he's a Premiership footballer being given the choice to play at Liverpool for 50K a week or Man City for 80K, doing it for the money at this level is perfectly acceptable in my eyes (to a point).

Maybe I'm being cynical?
So if your boss comes to you and says: "You've still got a year to run on your contract here on fairly decent money but you probably won't be allowed to do any work. If you want you could move to a smaller company where you might only get a month by month contract and certainly won't be as well paid" Which one would you choose? I know which one I would so I'm not having a go at him. It's not like he's a Premiership footballer being given the choice to play at Liverpool for 50K a week or Man City for 80K, doing it for the money at this level is perfectly acceptable in my eyes (to a point). Maybe I'm being cynical? Dunc
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9:47am Wed 2 Sep 09

speaks99 says...

Your right - I assumed they were loan moves, but re-reading the article it doesn't mention this. I'll have to read better next time!!
Your right - I assumed they were loan moves, but re-reading the article it doesn't mention this. I'll have to read better next time!! speaks99
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10:05am Wed 2 Sep 09

YORKCITYFC says...

He certainly showed improvement in pre season and is a decent squad player who was played out of position a lot last season. He seems determined to succeed with us although a loan move with a recall clause may help his fitness and not leave us short of cover



He certainly showed improvement in pre season and is a decent squad player who was played out of position a lot last season. He seems determined to succeed with us although a loan move with a recall clause may help his fitness and not leave us short of cover YORKCITYFC
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10:12am Wed 2 Sep 09

OLD - HEAD says...

Simon Russell obviously feels that he has something to prove at York City. We certainly have not seen the best of him, and his self esteem and confidence must be low. You never know with injuries and suspensions he may get another chance, and for his sake, I hope that he grasps that chance.
Simon Russell obviously feels that he has something to prove at York City. We certainly have not seen the best of him, and his self esteem and confidence must be low. You never know with injuries and suspensions he may get another chance, and for his sake, I hope that he grasps that chance. OLD - HEAD
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10:25am Wed 2 Sep 09

rogue84 says...

can't believe he's getting criticism for wanting to stay and fight for a place in the York City team!
after all the stick some players get for not caring! fair play to him, I'd hope to see him get a place on the bench in the next few weeks. If he wants to play for us, and is good enough, then lets see what he can do.
can't believe he's getting criticism for wanting to stay and fight for a place in the York City team! after all the stick some players get for not caring! fair play to him, I'd hope to see him get a place on the bench in the next few weeks. If he wants to play for us, and is good enough, then lets see what he can do. rogue84
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10:42am Wed 2 Sep 09

THETELLEROFTALES says...

I rate him. Maybe a little light-weight for the hurly-burly of this league but a very good player. He will be useful later in the season when injuries and suspensions begin to impact on the squad.
I see Crawley got a hammering at Luton....expect them to put 8 players behind the ball and play on the break....which is what Forest Green did when they came to call. I can see this match going Yorks way with a
late winner.
I rate him. Maybe a little light-weight for the hurly-burly of this league but a very good player. He will be useful later in the season when injuries and suspensions begin to impact on the squad. I see Crawley got a hammering at Luton....expect them to put 8 players behind the ball and play on the break....which is what Forest Green did when they came to call. I can see this match going Yorks way with a late [possibly very late] winner. THETELLEROFTALES
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10:46am Wed 2 Sep 09

Imp says...

Got to agree with Rogue here, the lad has shown commitment and desire and is being criticised for it!
He had two loan moves on offer, but thinks after his pre-season work he can force himself into the reckoning at York. You never know what might happen with injuries, and he's our only other out-and-out winger besides Smith and Nelly. So if he wants to try prove himself and is showing a good attitude, good on him.
Since they were loans, he would have still got the same wage, so that argument is out.
It's different to the Brodie situation. Brodes was in open warfare with the manager, was not going to get back in the side, and was actually looking to leave until Walker got the sack.
Got to agree with Rogue here, the lad has shown commitment and desire and is being criticised for it! He had two loan moves on offer, but thinks after his pre-season work he can force himself into the reckoning at York. You never know what might happen with injuries, and he's our only other out-and-out winger besides Smith and Nelly. So if he wants to try prove himself and is showing a good attitude, good on him. Since they were loans, he would have still got the same wage, so that argument is out. It's different to the Brodie situation. Brodes was in open warfare with the manager, was not going to get back in the side, and was actually looking to leave until Walker got the sack. Imp
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11:14am Wed 2 Sep 09

speaks99 says...

If the offers were for permanent moves I can understand his motivation for wanting to stay in York.
If the moves were loan moves I think you have to be a bit smarter and realistic about your chances of breaking into the York team currently. Foyle has shown he's more happy playing Smith, Nelly, Lawless and Ferrell (even Andy Mc) on the L/R mid position. This would suggest three or four of these players would have to get injured/banned before you get your chance. A loan move would have increased his fitness, shown MF what he is capable of and given him the confidence boost he needs.
Since the article doesn't mention whether it was for a loan or not I surmise that they were permanent moves considering the article goes on to mention the time left on his contract.
If the offers were for permanent moves I can understand his motivation for wanting to stay in York. If the moves were loan moves I think you have to be a bit smarter and realistic about your chances of breaking into the York team currently. Foyle has shown he's more happy playing Smith, Nelly, Lawless and Ferrell (even Andy Mc) on the L/R mid position. This would suggest three or four of these players would have to get injured/banned before you get your chance. A loan move would have increased his fitness, shown MF what he is capable of and given him the confidence boost he needs. Since the article doesn't mention whether it was for a loan or not I surmise that they were permanent moves considering the article goes on to mention the time left on his contract. speaks99
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11:38am Wed 2 Sep 09

Imp says...

I don't agree. The lad has belief and desire, and that should be praised, not criticised.
At York, he can train full-time and has a daily opportunity to catch the managers eye. On loan, he may not get the full-time training, so his fitness uffers, and there's a good chance "out of sight, out of mind" applies.
I don't agree. The lad has belief and desire, and that should be praised, not criticised. At York, he can train full-time and has a daily opportunity to catch the managers eye. On loan, he may not get the full-time training, so his fitness uffers, and there's a good chance "out of sight, out of mind" applies. Imp
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11:48am Wed 2 Sep 09

Frank Black says...

He looks like he could use a bit of sun, maybe he should be allowed a holiday if he ain't going to play.
He looks like he could use a bit of sun, maybe he should be allowed a holiday if he ain't going to play. Frank Black
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11:50am Wed 2 Sep 09

speaks99 says...

Imp wrote:
I don't agree. The lad has belief and desire, and that should be praised, not criticised. At York, he can train full-time and has a daily opportunity to catch the managers eye. On loan, he may not get the full-time training, so his fitness uffers, and there's a good chance "out of sight, out of mind" applies.
Again, Subject to the debate being about a loan move, I disagree. Should the team he move to be part time I would imagine he would train with the new team P/T and with York the days he is not at his new team - I understand this is fairly commonplace with loan signings if it is possible and considering they were two BSN teams I would imagine the above would apply. This removes your fitness and "out of sight out of mind" arguments.
But anyway. It's all speculation innit!!
[quote][p][bold]Imp[/bold] wrote: I don't agree. The lad has belief and desire, and that should be praised, not criticised. At York, he can train full-time and has a daily opportunity to catch the managers eye. On loan, he may not get the full-time training, so his fitness uffers, and there's a good chance "out of sight, out of mind" applies.[/p][/quote]Again, Subject to the debate being about a loan move, I disagree. Should the team he move to be part time I would imagine he would train with the new team P/T and with York the days he is not at his new team - I understand this is fairly commonplace with loan signings if it is possible and considering they were two BSN teams I would imagine the above would apply. This removes your fitness and "out of sight out of mind" arguments. But anyway. It's all speculation innit!! speaks99
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12:03pm Wed 2 Sep 09

Eric says...

Sorry, didnt mean to make it sound like I hoped Russell would move. I thought he played well in the couple of friendlies I saw him play and like his desire to prove his worth. Although I agree with Speaks that at the moment he is down the pecking order and I would much rather he was getting regular games than playing the odd behind closed door friendlies and just training. Surely thats a better way to prove himself?
Im unsure about Foyles comments on the situation. He hasnt closed the door as he says but I think he would be happy for Russell to leave. It sounds like he has alot to do to prove himself although thats just my take on the situation?
Sorry, didnt mean to make it sound like I hoped Russell would move. I thought he played well in the couple of friendlies I saw him play and like his desire to prove his worth. Although I agree with Speaks that at the moment he is down the pecking order and I would much rather he was getting regular games than playing the odd behind closed door friendlies and just training. Surely thats a better way to prove himself? Im unsure about Foyles comments on the situation. He hasnt closed the door as he says but I think he would be happy for Russell to leave. It sounds like he has alot to do to prove himself although thats just my take on the situation? Eric
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12:08pm Wed 2 Sep 09

joejamestom says...

I reckon he will play fairly soon as Nelthorpe looks as likely tocollect a ban as anything else, McWilliams will be found out as not ready yet & should be put on loan somewhere to test his mettle. Unfortunately Smith may well get clattered by some fed up defender & I worry about him being prone to injury. Looking forward to Saturday we must be good for 2-0 even if they just defend start Rankine & out muscle them then Brodie or Smith on for pace when they are tired.
I reckon he will play fairly soon as Nelthorpe looks as likely tocollect a ban as anything else, McWilliams will be found out as not ready yet & should be put on loan somewhere to test his mettle. Unfortunately Smith may well get clattered by some fed up defender & I worry about him being prone to injury. Looking forward to Saturday we must be good for 2-0 even if they just defend start Rankine & out muscle them then Brodie or Smith on for pace when they are tired. joejamestom
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12:26pm Wed 2 Sep 09

Tug job says...

I think Crawley will be the most important game of the season, so far, as they will be tight at the back and willl swamp midfield - they very much see themselves as being our equals. We will need to be patient and encourage the lads, but, if we can be more consistent with our distribution from midfield, we have more than enough quality up front to inflict damage. Please remember it is still very early on in the team's development. 1-0 will be enough.
I think Crawley will be the most important game of the season, so far, as they will be tight at the back and willl swamp midfield - they very much see themselves as being our equals. We will need to be patient and encourage the lads, but, if we can be more consistent with our distribution from midfield, we have more than enough quality up front to inflict damage. Please remember it is still very early on in the team's development. 1-0 will be enough. Tug job
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2:08pm Wed 2 Sep 09

Imp says...

speaks99 wrote:
Imp wrote:
I don't agree. The lad has belief and desire, and that should be praised, not criticised. At York, he can train full-time and has a daily opportunity to catch the managers eye. On loan, he may not get the full-time training, so his fitness uffers, and there's a good chance "out of sight, out of mind" applies.
Again, Subject to the debate being about a loan move, I disagree. Should the team he move to be part time I would imagine he would train with the new team P/T and with York the days he is not at his new team - I understand this is fairly commonplace with loan signings if it is possible and considering they were two BSN teams I would imagine the above would apply. This removes your fitness and "out of sight out of mind" arguments.
But anyway. It's all speculation innit!!
It's certainly true players do that, and I don't doubt Russell would. But he'd only be back at York for conditioning, he wouldn't be part of the day-to-day match preparations. That's how such deals tend to work. Often, the returning loanee just trains with the youth team.
[quote][p][bold]speaks99[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Imp[/bold] wrote: I don't agree. The lad has belief and desire, and that should be praised, not criticised. At York, he can train full-time and has a daily opportunity to catch the managers eye. On loan, he may not get the full-time training, so his fitness uffers, and there's a good chance "out of sight, out of mind" applies.[/p][/quote]Again, Subject to the debate being about a loan move, I disagree. Should the team he move to be part time I would imagine he would train with the new team P/T and with York the days he is not at his new team - I understand this is fairly commonplace with loan signings if it is possible and considering they were two BSN teams I would imagine the above would apply. This removes your fitness and "out of sight out of mind" arguments. But anyway. It's all speculation innit!![/p][/quote]It's certainly true players do that, and I don't doubt Russell would. But he'd only be back at York for conditioning, he wouldn't be part of the day-to-day match preparations. That's how such deals tend to work. Often, the returning loanee just trains with the youth team. Imp
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2:16pm Wed 2 Sep 09

Bob Massingbird says...

the lad could not get in last seasons midfield and that was the worst i've seen, equal 2 the one brass threw together.he may have all the desire in the world but we have talented footballers in midfield this year and realistically he is down the pecking order.he would of been better off going and getting some 1st team football i.m.o.
the lad could not get in last seasons midfield and that was the worst i've seen, equal 2 the one brass threw together.he may have all the desire in the world but we have talented footballers in midfield this year and realistically he is down the pecking order.he would of been better off going and getting some 1st team football i.m.o. Bob Massingbird
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3:19pm Wed 2 Sep 09

speaks99 says...

If anyones interested on the YCFC facebook site there is an offer of £25 for special matchday tickets incl. buffet lunch, drinks package, programme and seat inthe main stand. Offer expires tomorrow at 5pm.
If anyones interested on the YCFC facebook site there is an offer of £25 for special matchday tickets incl. buffet lunch, drinks package, programme and seat inthe main stand. Offer expires tomorrow at 5pm. speaks99
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3:37pm Wed 2 Sep 09

AdHolmes says...

If anybody knows anybody that would be interested in buying two season tickets please let me know
If anybody knows anybody that would be interested in buying two season tickets please let me know AdHolmes
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4:06pm Wed 2 Sep 09

wazman says...

I'll offer a tenner for the two voucher number 4's!
I'll offer a tenner for the two voucher number 4's! wazman
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4:56pm Wed 2 Sep 09

Turnstile_Yorkie says...

AdHolmes wrote:
If anybody knows anybody that would be interested in buying two season tickets please let me know
Seriously? where for what stand and yes please tell me how much ud like and ill buy one
[quote][p][bold]AdHolmes[/bold] wrote: If anybody knows anybody that would be interested in buying two season tickets please let me know [/p][/quote]Seriously? where for what stand and yes please tell me how much ud like and ill buy one Turnstile_Yorkie
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5:25pm Wed 2 Sep 09

AdHolmes says...

There for the main stand mate i can confirm seat number or numbers when i get home from work. Would you like to make me an offer :)
There for the main stand mate i can confirm seat number or numbers when i get home from work. Would you like to make me an offer :) AdHolmes
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6:06pm Wed 2 Sep 09

Turnstile_Yorkie says...

£60 :P
£60 :P Turnstile_Yorkie
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6:13pm Wed 2 Sep 09

Head of Bomber Command says...

I don't have any gripe about the lad wanting to stay and give it a go.

The fault lies with the numb nut who gave him a TWO YEAR contract in the first place.

HOBC
I don't have any gripe about the lad wanting to stay and give it a go. The fault lies with the numb nut who gave him a TWO YEAR contract in the first place. HOBC Head of Bomber Command
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6:27pm Wed 2 Sep 09

AdHolmes says...

Your going to have to go higher if you want it as they are £311 from the club shop :) i was thinking more £160 or £200 for them both.
Your going to have to go higher if you want it as they are £311 from the club shop :) i was thinking more £160 or £200 for them both. AdHolmes
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6:54pm Wed 2 Sep 09

daveymcgurk says...

AdHolmes wrote:
Your going to have to go higher if you want it as they are £311 from the club shop :) i was thinking more £160 or £200 for them both.
hi mate
would you be willing to sell me one for £100 if your willing to sell for this we can arange a way for payment?
[quote][p][bold]AdHolmes[/bold] wrote: Your going to have to go higher if you want it as they are £311 from the club shop :) i was thinking more £160 or £200 for them both.[/p][/quote]hi mate would you be willing to sell me one for £100 if your willing to sell for this we can arange a way for payment? daveymcgurk
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6:57pm Wed 2 Sep 09

AdHolmes says...

i don't really want to go lower then £150 mate for one and £200 for them both. Im sure you could squeeze abit of extra money out for a fellow york supporter :)
i don't really want to go lower then £150 mate for one and £200 for them both. Im sure you could squeeze abit of extra money out for a fellow york supporter :) AdHolmes
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7:12pm Wed 2 Sep 09

daveymcgurk says...

AdHolmes wrote:
i don't really want to go lower then £150 mate for one and £200 for them both. Im sure you could squeeze abit of extra money out for a fellow york supporter :)
hi mate
could you squeeze to £180 for the pair cash in your hand?
[quote][p][bold]AdHolmes[/bold] wrote: i don't really want to go lower then £150 mate for one and £200 for them both. Im sure you could squeeze abit of extra money out for a fellow york supporter :)[/p][/quote]hi mate could you squeeze to £180 for the pair cash in your hand? daveymcgurk
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7:16pm Wed 2 Sep 09

AdHolmes says...

£190 :)
£190 :) AdHolmes
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7:18pm Wed 2 Sep 09

daveymcgurk says...

AdHolmes wrote:
£190 :)
deal mate how you wanna do this??
[quote][p][bold]AdHolmes[/bold] wrote: £190 :)[/p][/quote]deal mate how you wanna do this?? daveymcgurk
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7:47pm Wed 2 Sep 09

H8r says...

Don't know what his personal circumstances are either. Maybe he has family or a girlfriend and doesn't want to move them yet....
Don't know what his personal circumstances are either. Maybe he has family or a girlfriend and doesn't want to move them yet.... H8r
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8:19pm Wed 2 Sep 09

AdHolmes says...

You could meet me outside elland road stadium and i'll take a break at work to meet you. Or i could drop them off at your house for an extra £10 or you could collect from selby.
You could meet me outside elland road stadium and i'll take a break at work to meet you. Or i could drop them off at your house for an extra £10 or you could collect from selby. AdHolmes
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8:24pm Wed 2 Sep 09

Dunc says...

To be fair I probably was too cynical. I'm sure he does want to play for york and I know he has talents on the ball, I'll be cheering him on if he ever gets on the pitch.
To be fair I probably was too cynical. I'm sure he does want to play for york and I know he has talents on the ball, I'll be cheering him on if he ever gets on the pitch. Dunc
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8:31pm Wed 2 Sep 09

daveymcgurk says...

AdHolmes wrote:
You could meet me outside elland road stadium and i'll take a break at work to meet you. Or i could drop them off at your house for an extra £10 or you could collect from selby.
what time at elland road mate im presuming you want to meet tomorrow?
[quote][p][bold]AdHolmes[/bold] wrote: You could meet me outside elland road stadium and i'll take a break at work to meet you. Or i could drop them off at your house for an extra £10 or you could collect from selby.[/p][/quote]what time at elland road mate im presuming you want to meet tomorrow? daveymcgurk
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8:44pm Wed 2 Sep 09

daveymcgurk says...

AdHolmes wrote:
You could meet me outside elland road stadium and i'll take a break at work to meet you. Or i could drop them off at your house for an extra £10 or you could collect from selby.
i can meet you tomorrow anytime after 1.30 if thats ok?
also what are the seat numbers?
[quote][p][bold]AdHolmes[/bold] wrote: You could meet me outside elland road stadium and i'll take a break at work to meet you. Or i could drop them off at your house for an extra £10 or you could collect from selby.[/p][/quote]i can meet you tomorrow anytime after 1.30 if thats ok? also what are the seat numbers? daveymcgurk
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8:51pm Wed 2 Sep 09

gaillard says...

just thinking about the Luton postponement on 19 September.
Could we just not switch the game so we are home on 19th and away to them on 20th February. it will save a mid week trip to Luton!!!!
just thinking about the Luton postponement on 19 September. Could we just not switch the game so we are home on 19th and away to them on 20th February. it will save a mid week trip to Luton!!!! gaillard
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8:54pm Wed 2 Sep 09

AdHolmes says...

Ill meet you at elland road(at the front) at 3 oclock. My number is 07738431134 if you need to ring. Also the seats are row B, seats 23 and 24.
Ill meet you at elland road(at the front) at 3 oclock. My number is 07738431134 if you need to ring. Also the seats are row B, seats 23 and 24. AdHolmes
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8:56pm Wed 2 Sep 09

gaillard says...

no maybe not. it will give us 4 home games on saturdays in September!!! Cant afford it!!
no maybe not. it will give us 4 home games on saturdays in September!!! Cant afford it!! gaillard
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9:01pm Wed 2 Sep 09

daveymcgurk says...

AdHolmes wrote:
Ill meet you at elland road(at the front) at 3 oclock. My number is 07738431134 if you need to ring. Also the seats are row B, seats 23 and 24.
3 oclock is fine with me mate,i will give you a ring when i get there.
cheers again.
[quote][p][bold]AdHolmes[/bold] wrote: Ill meet you at elland road(at the front) at 3 oclock. My number is 07738431134 if you need to ring. Also the seats are row B, seats 23 and 24.[/p][/quote]3 oclock is fine with me mate,i will give you a ring when i get there. cheers again. daveymcgurk
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10:17pm Wed 2 Sep 09

PDH says...

What a load of fuss over a player not wanting to move, if its because of money who the hell could blame him, if we are honest we would all do the same thing, if its because he wants to fight to get into the team all credit to him. At the end of the day he is contracted to us and it works both ways, end of story.
What a load of fuss over a player not wanting to move, if its because of money who the hell could blame him, if we are honest we would all do the same thing, if its because he wants to fight to get into the team all credit to him. At the end of the day he is contracted to us and it works both ways, end of story. PDH
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12:53am Thu 3 Sep 09

lenny_hull says...

Hi guys...my first post on here and not wanting to cause any arguments as such, but, i've known Simon for many years playin at Hull City with him and good mates who speak weekly...now with the comments made about Si sitting in the stands quite happily collecting his pay cheques is complete rubbish! Si is a true professional who looks after himself on and off the pitch and is solely dedicated to earning his shirt in the first 11 squad at York City, yes he got offered a 2 year contract which is a rare thing in BSP conference due to the chairman and old manager...is that his fault? No! Long and short of it is that Simon wants his chance to really show you guys that go thru the turnstyles week in week out paying his wages what he is about and what he can do! The feeling that i gather from the boy is that both the manager and assitant don't like him and want him off the wage bill. Tough decision for Si as he wants to play for York badly but at same time doesnt want to be seen as a money grabber happy sitting on his bum in the stands...Having spoke with other players and staff from the club and other clubs Simon is rated highly as one of the top professionals with in the football league and BSP conf...do you really think he's going to let himself be classed as 'the forgotten man?'
Hi guys...my first post on here and not wanting to cause any arguments as such, but, i've known Simon for many years playin at Hull City with him and good mates who speak weekly...now with the comments made about Si sitting in the stands quite happily collecting his pay cheques is complete rubbish! Si is a true professional who looks after himself on and off the pitch and is solely dedicated to earning his shirt in the first 11 squad at York City, yes he got offered a 2 year contract which is a rare thing in BSP conference due to the chairman and old manager...is that his fault? No! Long and short of it is that Simon wants his chance to really show you guys that go thru the turnstyles week in week out paying his wages what he is about and what he can do! The feeling that i gather from the boy is that both the manager and assitant don't like him and want him off the wage bill. Tough decision for Si as he wants to play for York badly but at same time doesnt want to be seen as a money grabber happy sitting on his bum in the stands...Having spoke with other players and staff from the club and other clubs Simon is rated highly as one of the top professionals with in the football league and BSP conf...do you really think he's going to let himself be classed as 'the forgotten man?' lenny_hull
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2:38am Thu 3 Sep 09

Head of Bomber Command says...

Lenny.

I would love him to do well for the club. I want ALL the players to do well here.

I still think he may get a chance at some time, he will just have to wait for now as unfortunatly the team has improved a lot from when he was playing in a struggling side last year.

I think with the new lads along side him he would do well , and no way let the side down. As you state it is not his fault he was handed a two year deal.

I also think that in his position it would be the end of his York career for certain if he went out on loan, unless his form went on a massive upward spiral whilst away, as once the management have the knives out for you ........it is curtains.

It is a tricky one for him personally whether to go or stay putt, but good luck to the lad as I know we have not seen the best of Simon Russell yet at York , though there were glimpses in pre-season games.

HOBC
Lenny. I would love him to do well for the club. I want ALL the players to do well here. I still think he may get a chance at some time, he will just have to wait for now as unfortunatly the team has improved a lot from when he was playing in a struggling side last year. I think with the new lads along side him he would do well , and no way let the side down. As you state it is not his fault he was handed a two year deal. I also think that in his position it would be the end of his York career for certain if he went out on loan, unless his form went on a massive upward spiral whilst away, as once the management have the knives out for you ........it is curtains. It is a tricky one for him personally whether to go or stay putt, but good luck to the lad as I know we have not seen the best of Simon Russell yet at York , though there were glimpses in pre-season games. HOBC Head of Bomber Command
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