Clapping for good

11:55am Wednesday 21st November 2012

WILL someone tell York City manager Gary Mills that not all people who clap are being sarcastic when a player is substituted.

Simon’s Cup cheer

11:15am Wednesday 3rd October 2012

WELL done to Malton golfer Simon Dyson for his excellent “rookie” performance commentating for Radio Five Live’s Ryder Cup team.

Memories of Don Wilson

10:36am Saturday 28th July 2012

Certain things happen when we are young that always stick in the memory.

Touching article

10:12am Friday 20th April 2012

WHAT a wonderful piece of journalism by Steve Carroll regarding Jedd O’Keefe (Turf Talk, The Press Friday, April 13).

Candidacy of Redknapp is poor reflection

11:19am Wednesday 15th February 2012

Re your article ‘Harry is the right man to lead nation says Mills’ (The Press, February 13).

Jonny’s no remedy for ‘dire ping pong’

10:38am Friday 16th December 2011

“Jonny’s drive for perfection will make him a great coach” screamed out the headline in the national press.

Tip-top effort by The Press

10:32am Tuesday 13th December 2011

As an avid reader of the York Press, particularly the sports pages, I would like to thank your paper for the extensive coverage during this year’s UK Snooker Championship, at the Barbican Centre in York.

Union duel’s bitter taste

10:47am Tuesday 4th October 2011

BEING a patriotic supporter, I have just watched a weekend rugby sandwich.

Fantastic run of form for Simon Dyson

11:08am Wednesday 14th September 2011

WHAT a fantastic golfer York-born Simon Dyson, who has links with Malton & Norton Golf Club, has become.

Cup of cheer

10:04am Saturday 13th August 2011

I AM sure everyone will agree that the Carnegie Challenge Cup semi-finals provided a feast of rugby league last weekend.

Sympathy for Simon Dyson

10:03am Saturday 13th August 2011

I CAN sympathise with York golfer Simon Dyson when, after his magnificent Irish Open win, he then had a disappointing first round in the World Golf Championship event in America.

Simon Dyson a ‘credit’

10:05am Wednesday 20th July 2011

HATS off to Simon Dyson for his supreme effort in golf’s Open Championship. He has proved beyond doubt that he is a world class golfer.

Rugby league chiefs need to show more interest in game below top level

9:43am Thursday 9th June 2011

I HAVE read Peter Martini’s report on the game between York City Knights and Leigh Rugby League team staged at Huntington Stadium on Sunday, May 29.

Drennan Team England win World Angling Championships

10:16am Friday 2nd July 2010

Once again Drennan Team England have won the World Angling Championships, this time on the River Guadiana, Merida, Spain, continuing a spectacular run of results over the last 20 years, not just once every four years. Rather a shame that the other lot couldn’t have come up with a similar result.

Wide quest is a puzzler – fan

10:50am Saturday 26th June 2010

I read in The Press that Martin Foyle is looking to bring in two wide players shortly, so my question to Mr Foyle is why?

Get along and roar the Minstermen to triumph

11:24am Saturday 10th April 2010

Wednesday’s demolition of a good Wimbledon side left me amazed at the transformation of York City’s side in 12 months.

Loads of goals now the aim

11:24am Saturday 10th April 2010

Well done to Martin Foyle, all the players and staff.

Crescent redevelopment is critical

10:08am Saturday 27th February 2010

I am writing to you after recently reading the article in The Press regarding York City possibly staying at Bootham Crescent.

Surge thrills City faithful

11:12am Friday 4th December 2009

I think I detect a couple of thousand people walking around York and North Yorkshire with a slight swagger, something not seen for a long time. I refer, of course, to the fans of York City who for seemingly decades have been dragged beneath a cowl of despair and disappointment. How refreshing to get an FA Cup run in the big one, not that the excitement of Wembley last season did not whet the appetite, but it appeared that previous managers got bogged down with the need to get safe in the league. I admit I was a Martin Foyle sceptic last season. After so long dragging our feet, the club seemed to be going nowhere with poor players and a non-existent entertainment value. I admit I did stop going around Christmas last year with such drab players on show. The McGills’ must have been seriously worried about the club into which they have poured so much money and their lives.

Hail to Dysons

10:44am Saturday 10th October 2009

I HAVE my fingers crossed hoping that Malton’s Simon Dyson makes next year’s Ryder Cup team.

Knights history in the making

9:01am Tuesday 1st September 2009

YORK City Knights’ game with Swinton Lions on Saturday, and the anticipated play-off matches, prompted me to look up championship play-off records in Rothmans.

‘Thanks for making us one of best’

York Press: Combined Service and York and District referees

10:11am Friday 17th July 2009

I WOULD like to thank all the people who helped to make the eighth York International Rugby League 9s Festival a great success.

Not right to blame the ref for Rams shambles

8:23am Saturday 28th March 2009

EVERY time I read reports of York Knights matches by Peter Martini, I wonder if we have been at the same game.

Foyle does not fill fan with over confidence

8:22am Saturday 28th March 2009

First of all many congratulations to the players, the supporters and the board of our beloved football team on reaching Wembley for the second time in our history.

Punished by ticket voucher scheme

8:22am Saturday 28th March 2009

York City say they want to reward regular supporters with vouchers for a Wembley ticket.

Boom numbers did not stack up

8:49am Saturday 28th February 2009

TONY Kelly’s comprehensive article on Heworth Golf Club (The Press, January 29) asks the questions have other clubs been affected by falling membership and the credit crunch.

Where’s the passion from modern day Minstermen?

York Press: The York City squad from the 1954/5 campaign

9:57am Wednesday 28th January 2009

I have been a York City supporter since before the days of Forgan, Philips, Howe, Brown, Stewart, Spence, Hughes, Bottom, Wilkinson, Storey and Fenton – about 1952/4.

Unpaid club officials also earn respect

10:12am Thursday 8th January 2009

I will complete 35 years’ refereeing in local football this year – the last 25 years in York.

On a downer Down Under after Minstermen outing

York Press: John Gates

10:08am Saturday 3rd January 2009

I HAVE supported York City since the 1960s, but have lived in Australia for the last 13 years so have not seen many games in recent years.

Support the Knight fight

9:08am Thursday 11th December 2008

In a little over a month the York City Knights will take to the field for the start of their 2009 campaign with pre-season friendlies.

Friendly advice

8:20am Wednesday 10th December 2008

BEING a rugby fan, the Rugby League World Cup and the union internationals against the southern hemisphere nations have been both entertaining and enlightening.

‘Time for City to act over Walker as manager’

8:52am Friday 7th November 2008

Usually I comment at the end of each York City season.

A champion writer

7:02am Saturday 11th October 2008

PLEASE promote Tony Kelly to the top of the tree for his brilliant and hugely entertaining article on Alastair Kay’s successful bid for world domination at the recent World Brompton Championship at Blenheim Palace (The Press, Wednesday, October 8). We want more of this type of writing.

Knights looking good for 2009

7:02am Saturday 11th October 2008

After seeing reports of recent signings and re-signings in The Press, it looks like York City Knights are putting together a really good squad for the 2009 season.

March twins were ‘stupid’

10:46am Saturday 6th September 2008

We are long-time season ticket holders at York City Knights and have attended all home matches this season. We were at the recent York versus Rochdale match, and have read The Press report of the rugby league disciplinary hearing which considered the sendings-off of both Paul and David March.

Brodie shows he is a true northern light

10:35am Saturday 6th September 2008

CONGRATULATIONS to Richard Brodie for being selected for the England ‘C’ squad.

'Back club at fraction of Stonebow HQ cost'

9:17am Friday 28th March 2008

It's interesting to see that City of York Council have been able to secure £40 million of funding for their proposed state of the art' headquarters in Stonebow, yet their silence over statements of support and intent for York City FC's desired community stadium is deafening.

City ace almost got his desire

8:18am Thursday 17th January 2008

IN his City scene column in The Press (January 12), Dave Flett quotes former City player Pat Lally as saying (about Paul Aimson): "It surprises me he never played at a higher level because he would have done himself justice."

Aimson was just the best

8:18am Thursday 17th January 2008

I'VE followed York City since 1963-64, and in all those 40-odd years watching City play, I've seen some great strikers, but Paul Aimson to me was the complete striker in every way possible.

Sadness at death of Elliott

10:04am Thursday 10th January 2008

IT was with great sadness that I learned of the tragic death of Phil Elliott, the former chief executive of York Wasps RLFC.

Search goes on for the History Of York CC

10:00am Thursday 10th January 2008

AFTER I retired from posts in higher and in further education, I took an interest in games of the Irish countryside.

Passion play back in fashion

8:25am Tuesday 8th January 2008

A LETTER of mine bemoaning the lack of passion from York City players was recently published.

'We are out of our depth'

11:48am Thursday 20th December 2007

LIKE The Press columnists Tony Kelly and Keith Houchen, I would very much like to see an Englishman in charge of the national team.

A worthy winner

11:47am Thursday 20th December 2007

THE Services To Sport award to Pete Ulliott in the York Sports Awards is an honour most richly deserved.

Tribute to RL’s Phil

11:47am Thursday 20th December 2007

WHAT a shock to hear Phil Elliott, the former York Wasps chief executive, had died.

Reality kicks in for boss to be English

9:26am Tuesday 18th December 2007

IT would appear that your columnist Tony Kelly (The Press, December 15) is another voice in the chorus opposing the appointment of Fabio Capello as England manager.

Railway show passion play

8:59am Friday 7th December 2007

HARROGATE Railway are perhaps not as skilful as York City but in the eight games I have seen them this season they have shown a passion I have rarely seen at KitKat Crescent.

Memories are short in football

12:06pm Saturday 1st December 2007

SO, another York City manager has bitten the dust at the Crescent.

McEwan’s development record was 'appalling'

8:38am Wednesday 28th November 2007

WHAT a bitter disappointment for all York City fans that Billy McEwan's reign at the Crescent should end on such a low note after he had initially revitalised the club from top to bottom.

FA chiefs must follow Mac

12:01pm Saturday 24th November 2007

AFTER the depressing display by England's so-called golden generation of our national sport, isn't it time not only for the manager but also Brian Barwick and Geoff Thompson of the FA to go as well.

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