Dave Flett writes an informative weekly column for The Press all about York City.


Former York City loanee backs Crescent chief

York Press:

12:24pm Saturday 18th October 2014

LUKE O'NEILL is predicting his former manager Russ Wilcox will be a success at his old club.

England duo to get Jaager satisfaction

York Press: YORK'S MARVIN McCOY IN ACTION.Tranmere Rovers v York City clash held at Prenton Park on the 09/08/2014Pic by Gordon ClaytonFootball League Images are covered by DataCo Licence agreementsFor editorial use onlyNo Free Use permitted (11352380)

12:41pm Saturday 11th October 2014

FORMER York City midfielder Sander Puri has singled out England young guns Raheem Sterling and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain as the men he fears most ahead of his country’s Euro 16 qualifying clash against the Three Lions tomorrow.

Ryan Brunt tipped for York City success

York Press:

10:01am Saturday 4th October 2014

FORMER York City manager John Ward believes Bristol Rovers would still be a Football League club if on-loan Bootham Crescent signing Ryan Brunt had not missed the final six months of last season.

Ashley Chamber’s fear of Femi as old boys collide

York Press: York City v Luton Town - Blue Square Bet Premier play-off final - WembleyAshley Chambers celebrates after his equaliser against Luton at WembleyNigel Holland. (10807023)

11:22am Saturday 27th September 2014

FORMER York City winger Ashley Chambers is hoping to steer clear of ex-team-mate Femi Ilesanmi when he faces his old club this afternoon.

Jonathan Greening: Benched at Nou Camp and now at Ings Lane

York Press:

12:13pm Saturday 20th September 2014

HE might have a Champions League medal to his name but former York City midfielder Jonathan Greening is only expecting to make the bench, ahead of new club Tadcaster Albion’s home match with Maltby Main today.

Hirst the first but by no means the last

York Press:

11:00am Saturday 13th September 2014

BEN Hirst has become the first player from York's 2011 English Schools FA Cup-winning team to break into the pro game but his former coach is confident he will not be the last.

Standing - a test of time at new arena

York Press:

1:28pm Saturday 6th September 2014

TERRACING could still be included in York’s new community stadium.

Keepers' unite for York City

York Press: (9630385)

1:57pm Saturday 30th August 2014

DROPPED York City goalkeeper Jason Mooney has admitted that he is current first-choice Michael Ingham’s biggest ally and rival.

Buzzing Ingham to command fresh grip

York Press: Michael Ingham is beaten by Lee Minshull - York City v Newport County, Sky Bet League Two, Rodney Parade, October 19, 2013 (9588509)

11:52am Saturday 23rd August 2014

LONG-SERVING goalkeeper Michael Ingham bears no ill feeling towards York City chief Nigel Worthington but is determined to prove that he should have started the season between the sticks.

18 acres of prime City development

York Press:

1:33pm Saturday 16th August 2014

THERE is something about a perfectly manicured pitch - the luscious shade of deep green and a springy surface - that makes you yearn to grab a ball and start bending free-kicks Beckham-style into imaginary nets.

Keith Lowe is The Press Player of the Year winner

York Press: York City reporter Dave Flett presents The Press player of the year award to Keith Lowe

11:42am Wednesday 21st May 2014

KEITH Lowe finished the season as The Press' runaway Player of the Year winner with former Cheltenham team-mate Russell Penn collecting the final Player of the Month award.

Fans’ noise can be semi quaver saviour

York Press: Richard Cresswell

11:58am Saturday 10th May 2014

IF York City boss Nigel Worthington has been seeking advice on how to negotiate a play-off semi-final this week, he need have looked no further than the club's development consultant.

Form on York City’s side as play-offs loom

York Press: Southend's Barry Corr during the Sky Bet League Two match at Roots Hall, Southend. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday March 1, 2014. See PA story SOCCER Southend. Photo credit should read: Sean Dempsey/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Editorial use

12:16pm Saturday 3rd May 2014

LAST EIGHT GAMES FORM TABLE

Keith Lowe under threat from John McCombe

York Press: York City - zxc

12:15pm Saturday 3rd May 2014

JOHN McCombe has moved to within six points of The Press Player of the Year leader Keith Lowe.

Totally York City

York Press: FLASHBACK: David McGurk in tough-tackling FA Trophy final action against Stevenage - now the York City stalwart is targeting a Wembley send-off in the Sky Bet League Two play-off final                                                          Picture: Nige

11:04am Saturday 26th April 2014

DAVID McGurk will end his York City career a little disappointed that he did not become only the fourth player to rack up 400 outings for the club.

McCombe lands early April award

York Press: York City - zxc

11:01am Saturday 26th April 2014

JOHN McCombe has picked up his second Press Player of the Month award of the season.

McCombe's out in front in Player of the Month standings

York Press: York City player of the monthRussell Penn receives his award from Simon Ware.Nigel Holland. (5534836)

10:56am Saturday 19th April 2014

JOHN McCombe headed The Press' York City Player of the Month standings prior to yesterday's Good Friday clash at Oxford.

In-form Minstermen ready for big run-in

York Press: York City manager Nigel Worthington

1:09pm Saturday 12th April 2014

ONLY four weeks ago, Nigel Worthington was celebrating securing York City's Football League status for another season.

Crackerjack Coulson craves centre point

York Press: York City V Burton Albion. Michael Coulson  in action.
pic: Anthony Chappel-Ross (5006444)

11:36am Saturday 5th April 2014

MICHAEL COULSON was delighted to be nominated for the Sky Bet League Two Player of the Month award but has admitted that York City had several other worthy candidates for the March prize.

York City in record-equalling bid

York Press: RHAPSODY IN RED: Jubilant Minstermen mob on-loan Will Hayhurst after his early goal against Torquay United proved to be the winner at Bootham Crescent in midweek

12:53pm Saturday 29th March 2014

NIGEL Worthington's York City will equal a 50-year-old club record if they beat Burton Albion this afternoon.

City skipper leads Press award race

York Press: York City - zxc

12:52pm Saturday 29th March 2014

RUSSELL PENN is in pole position for The Press' March Player of the Month award.

Minstermen swelled by points plundering

York Press: York City - zxc

11:53am Saturday 22nd March 2014

ONLY runaway Championship leaders Leicester City have now amassed more points during 2014 than York City from the top four English divisions.

York City’s Sander Puri hopes to appear at Wembley for Estonia

York Press: York City’s Sander Puri is hoping he can appear at Wembley for Estonia

1:13pm Saturday 15th March 2014

ESTONIAN international Sander Puri believes his country are capable of causing an upset against England during qualification for the 2016 European Championship.

Warm Bootham Crescent welcome for Make-A-Wish supporter Paul Hare

York Press: Paul Hare, right, makes the half-time draw at Bootham Crescent

11:58am Saturday 8th March 2014

HE might have witnessed European finals in his quest to watch a game at all 92 English football grounds but Scotland-based university lecturer Paul Hare was overwhelmed by the welcome he received at York City last weekend.

Nigel Worthington on the art of management

York Press: Nigel Worthington on his arrival at York City

1:22pm Saturday 1st March 2014

WHAT does York City manager Nigel Worthington take from his year in the Bootham Crescent hot-seat? Steady progress.

York City glad to back gay rights

York Press: Paul Keenan, of City sponsors Benenden Health, centre, holds a T-shirt marking today’s game with players Michael Coulson, left, and Dave McGurk

12:09pm Saturday 22nd February 2014

YORK City supporter Joe Haining has applauded his club’s move to create a welcoming environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender fans at Bootham Crescent.

Dave Dunmore’s a star of the Orient

York Press: Dave Dunmore receives champagne from Alan Chandler of Leyton Orient

12:16pm Saturday 15th February 2014

HE might turn 80 on Tuesday but former York City favourite Dave Dunmore is still revered by Leyton Orient fans.

Putting phys and fizz into team talk

York Press: Nigel Worthington

11:58am Saturday 8th February 2014

NIGEL Worthington has joked that he is considering letting physio Jeff Miller conduct this afternoon’s team talk at York City, following Chelsea masseur Billy McCulloch’s successful speech prior to Chelsea’s 1-0 win at Premier League title rivals Manchester City this week.

Bogeymen Spireites

York Press: City striker Ryan Bowman can only ruefully reflect  on the second-minute celebrations  of Chesterfield’s opening goal

8:00am Saturday 1st February 2014

CHESTERFIELD officially became York City’s biggest bogey side in the domestic game’s top four divisions this week.

Duckworth takes Hart from second chance

York Press: York City - zxc

11:17am Saturday 25th January 2014

MICHAEL Duckworth has gone from playing parks football, sweeping yards and serving drinks to becoming the toast of Hartlepool this season.

Ashley Chambers’ exit highlights end of Wembley era

York Press: ASHLEY CHAMBERS IS CONGRATULATED AFTER PUTTING CITY LEVEL

11:31am Saturday 11th January 2014

FOLLOWING his York City exit this week, Ashley Chambers admitted it has been disappointing to see the Wembley double-winning team of 2012 broken up so quickly.

A year to remember is call after one to forget

York Press: York City manager Nigel Worthington

11:10am Saturday 4th January 2014

STEADY improvement will continue to be the target for York City manager Nigel Worthington after he outlined his hopes for 2014.

Quick on draw City set to share record

York Press: York City’s Luke O’Neill is presented with his Press Player of the Month Award for November by supporter Mark Furnass, right

10:14am Saturday 28th December 2013

YORK City will equal a club record if they share the spoils for a sixth successive game tomorrow afternoon.

The heat will be on England, warns Nigel

11:48am Saturday 21st December 2013

YORK City manager Nigel Worthington believes England’s players will struggle with the red-hot conditions at next summer’s World Cup finals in Brazil.

Decade’s best... and worst

York Press: York City - zxc

10:00am Saturday 14th December 2013

OUR City man reveals his Best XI from his ten years reporting on the Minstermen... as well as his Most Disappointing XI.

Ricky Sbragia says Richard Cresswell’s a chip off the gold block

York Press: Richard Cresswell

11:47am Saturday 7th December 2013

RICKY SBRAGIA knows very well the transition from being a much-admired player to coaching guru – and he reckons Richard Cresswell is perfect material to follow suit.

Shut-out end not a patch on York City’s leaky ’49ers

York Press: Luke O’Neill repels  a shot at Morecambe.  Picture: Gordon Clayton

10:00am Saturday 30th November 2013

TUESDAY’S 0-0 draw at Morecambe might have ended York City’s 11-game wait for a clean sheet but that double-figured sequence still falls way short of the club’s longest-ever run without a shut-out.

Norman Hunter endorses Minstermen Munchies

York Press: From left, John Stiles, Norman Hunter, City chairman Jason McGill and Mark Crossley

12:12pm Saturday 23rd November 2013

RENOWNED for one of the best-ever nicknames in football, Norman ‘Bite Yer Legs’ Hunter used his famous gnashers to endorse Minstermen Munchies.

City celebrate 40th anniversary of the Billy Fenton Memorial Clubman Trophy

York Press: Players, guests and Margot Fenton at the memorial dinner

12:10pm Saturday 23rd November 2013

York City legends from the last seven decades gathered at Pike Hills Golf Club to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Billy Fenton Memorial Clubman Trophy.

Wes Fletcher third in Press Player of the Year leaderboard

12:06pm Saturday 23rd November 2013

WES Fletcher has moved up to third position on The Press Player of the Year leaderboard.

Minstermen’s tash backlash makes Mark City’s hairy biker

York Press: No Movember for City players, pictured above with teachers last year...

10:24am Saturday 16th November 2013

HAVING endured a hairy time 12 months ago, York City’s players have decided not to participate in this year’s Movember campaign.

Ryan Bowman leads race to be player of the month

York Press: Ryan Bowman

11:52am Saturday 9th November 2013

RYAN BOWMAN has the early lead in the race to be The Press Player of the Month for November.

It’s such a Worthy cup

York Press: York City boss Nigel Worthington

9:02am Saturday 2nd November 2013

WHEN Nigel Worthington talks about the FA Cup being “special”, the York City manager is speaking from experience.

The Blair pitch factor

York Press: Matty Blair always smiled with the Minstermen, though there will be no banter while playing against his old club today

8:00am Saturday 26th October 2013

MATTY BLAIR cannot wait to meet up with old pals this afternoon but is desperate to mark his return to Bootham Crescent with a win.

‘Home rules can pay off’ says Worthington

York Press: York City manager Nigel Worthington during his time as Northern Ireland boss

10:37am Saturday 12th October 2013

FORMER Northern Ireland boss Nigel Worthington believes the home nations should take advantage of FIFA’s residency rule when deciding which footballers can represent their country.

Brass eye takes in history lesson

York Press: Though Chris Brass suffered a sacking by City, he remains fond of a club at which he was always in the thick of the action

12:23pm Saturday 5th October 2013

CHRIS Brass has revealed he bears no grudge towards the York City board of directors that sacked him nine years ago.

City’s switch is in safe hands

York Press: Alan Stevenson

11:36am Saturday 28th September 2013

HE was once the second most expensive goalkeeper in the country behind England legend Gordon Banks, and Alan Stevenson also looks a safe pair of hands in his latest role as a York City commercial consultant.

Defeat today and Nigel Worthington will be closing in on unwanted York City record

York Press: Tom Lockie

10:18am Saturday 21st September 2013

NIGEL Worthington might be struggling for results but his current losing streak is still four games short of one of York City’s managerial legends.

York City defend decision to refuse pay-on-the-day for certain matches

York Press: OFFICE WORK: City fans will continue having to queue up for tickets prior to match-day

12:57pm Saturday 14th September 2013

NO two words have been guaranteed to rile York City fans more this season than “all ticket”. The decision to designate the Sky Bet League Two matches against Mansfield today, Hartlepool last month, and Portsmouth at the end of this month as ticket-only games has each time produced a volley of complaints and invective from some disgruntled supporters.

Youth club leaps into reckoning

York Press: Tom Platt shoots at goal

10:38am Saturday 7th September 2013

RICHARD Dryden, York City’s head of academy coaching, reckons 17-year-old striker Tom Chamberlain’s first-team debut will provide a fillip for all young players at the club.


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