One-year deal for former Minsterman

Published in News York Press: Photograph of the Author by , Deputy sports editor

YORK City have signed former Minsterman Lee Bullock.

The 31-year-old midfielder, who made 171 appearances for City between 1998 and 2004 before joining Cardiff City, has signed a one-year deal back at Bootham Crescent.

It is understood that Bullock, who also played for Hartlepool, Bury and latterly Bradford City, is seen as one of the prime contenders for a midfield holding role back at his first club.

* For the full story and reaction from manager Gary Mills, see The Press on Friday.

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4:20pm Thu 7 Jun 12

Helliwell's Not a Donkey says...

Welcome back Lee, I was always impressed with your stile of play plus you always had a eye for goal. On another note I saw Ashley Chambers walking into Phones 4u in Selby today.
Welcome back Lee, I was always impressed with your stile of play plus you always had a eye for goal. On another note I saw Ashley Chambers walking into Phones 4u in Selby today. Helliwell's Not a Donkey
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4:21pm Thu 7 Jun 12

Helliwell's Not a Donkey says...

I meant STYLE
I meant STYLE Helliwell's Not a Donkey
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4:22pm Thu 7 Jun 12

JamesHinch says...

The right type of player we are short of - just hope he has the legs.

Welcome back!!
The right type of player we are short of - just hope he has the legs. Welcome back!! JamesHinch
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4:33pm Thu 7 Jun 12

The Mc says...

Helliwell's Not a Donkey wrote:
Welcome back Lee, I was always impressed with your stile of play plus you always had a eye for goal. On another note I saw Ashley Chambers walking into Phones 4u in Selby today.
Top shopping centres attract top people!!
[quote][p][bold]Helliwell's Not a Donkey[/bold] wrote: Welcome back Lee, I was always impressed with your stile of play plus you always had a eye for goal. On another note I saw Ashley Chambers walking into Phones 4u in Selby today.[/p][/quote]Top shopping centres attract top people!! The Mc
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4:47pm Thu 7 Jun 12

YorkCityLuke says...

I would guess that means Brown might be off, if we have Kerr and Bullock as holding players (plus the rather effective fall-back option of Danny Parslow)? I always like getting former players back, lets hope he can do what Smithy did for us.
I would guess that means Brown might be off, if we have Kerr and Bullock as holding players (plus the rather effective fall-back option of Danny Parslow)? I always like getting former players back, lets hope he can do what Smithy did for us. YorkCityLuke
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5:04pm Thu 7 Jun 12

KAI 1981 says...

Bullock in as CDM, Coulson as AMF of winger(hopefully), Musclewhite as GK cover. Still need a goal scorer (consistent).

Are we gonna splash any cash on transfer fee's or rely on out of contracts.

Theres some good talent in league 2, maybe we could poach a few from the conference!!!

In mills we trust!
Bullock in as CDM, Coulson as AMF of winger(hopefully), Musclewhite as GK cover. Still need a goal scorer (consistent). Are we gonna splash any cash on transfer fee's or rely on out of contracts. Theres some good talent in league 2, maybe we could poach a few from the conference!!! In mills we trust! KAI 1981
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5:18pm Thu 7 Jun 12

rogue84 says...

he's definately been brought in to cover for Kerr who I believe is out until October??
will be fantastic to give him a standing ovation when he runs out at BC for his first game back, an honest pro who always gave 100%.
can't believe he's only 31 by the way?! has he been going to the Obafemi Martins school of birth certificates???
he's definately been brought in to cover for Kerr who I believe is out until October?? will be fantastic to give him a standing ovation when he runs out at BC for his first game back, an honest pro who always gave 100%. can't believe he's only 31 by the way?! has he been going to the Obafemi Martins school of birth certificates??? rogue84
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5:19pm Thu 7 Jun 12

tips says...

Welcome back Lee I see Jon Parkin is looking for a club !!!!!
Welcome back Lee I see Jon Parkin is looking for a club !!!!! tips
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5:25pm Thu 7 Jun 12

You're Fired says...

Ash Chambers says on Twitter he got himself an I-phone 4s today, so he must've got it from Selby....AMAZING! Welcome back Lee.
Ash Chambers says on Twitter he got himself an I-phone 4s today, so he must've got it from Selby....AMAZING! Welcome back Lee. You're Fired
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5:41pm Thu 7 Jun 12

Pitbull Terry says...

We need another option in the central striking role. Someone like Paul Aimson for those who remember him. Good in the air and could score with both feet. Not easy to find unless we splash the cash. I have great faith in Gary Mills.
We need another option in the central striking role. Someone like Paul Aimson for those who remember him. Good in the air and could score with both feet. Not easy to find unless we splash the cash. I have great faith in Gary Mills. Pitbull Terry
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5:45pm Thu 7 Jun 12

OLD - HEAD says...

Lee Bullock has vast Football League experience. If he can stay clear of injuries, I am sure that he will do a decent job for us.
Lee Bullock has vast Football League experience. If he can stay clear of injuries, I am sure that he will do a decent job for us. OLD - HEAD
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6:39pm Thu 7 Jun 12

johnboy2882 says...

anybody know who has signed new contracts and who are to be releasedof former players i would like andy bishop back
anybody know who has signed new contracts and who are to be releasedof former players i would like andy bishop back johnboy2882
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6:40pm Thu 7 Jun 12

ycfc4ever says...

welcome back! 100% true pro.
hope theres a few more coming, is coulson still on the radar?
welcome back! 100% true pro. hope theres a few more coming, is coulson still on the radar? ycfc4ever
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6:40pm Thu 7 Jun 12

ycfc says...

Hope the next few signings are of better quality never rated lee first time he was at city and remember he was part of an awful Bradford team last year so probably hasn't got any better!
Hope the next few signings are of better quality never rated lee first time he was at city and remember he was part of an awful Bradford team last year so probably hasn't got any better! ycfc
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6:55pm Thu 7 Jun 12

PDH says...

ycfc wrote:
Hope the next few signings are of better quality never rated lee first time he was at city and remember he was part of an awful Bradford team last year so probably hasn't got any better!
Make your mind up ycfc lol
[quote][p][bold]ycfc[/bold] wrote: Hope the next few signings are of better quality never rated lee first time he was at city and remember he was part of an awful Bradford team last year so probably hasn't got any better![/p][/quote]Make your mind up ycfc lol PDH
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7:02pm Thu 7 Jun 12

ycfc says...

PDH wrote:
ycfc wrote:
Hope the next few signings are of better quality never rated lee first time he was at city and remember he was part of an awful Bradford team last year so probably hasn't got any better!
Make your mind up ycfc lol
Eh?
[quote][p][bold]PDH[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ycfc[/bold] wrote: Hope the next few signings are of better quality never rated lee first time he was at city and remember he was part of an awful Bradford team last year so probably hasn't got any better![/p][/quote]Make your mind up ycfc lol[/p][/quote]Eh? ycfc
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7:09pm Thu 7 Jun 12

PDH says...

ycfc4ever wrote:
welcome back! 100% true pro.
hope theres a few more coming, is coulson still on the radar?
now do you understand????
[quote][p][bold]ycfc4ever[/bold] wrote: welcome back! 100% true pro. hope theres a few more coming, is coulson still on the radar?[/p][/quote]now do you understand???? PDH
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7:12pm Thu 7 Jun 12

PDH says...

PDH wrote:
ycfc4ever wrote:
welcome back! 100% true pro.
hope theres a few more coming, is coulson still on the radar?
now do you understand????
oops sorry ycfc just realised you and ycfc 4ever are not as one. xx
[quote][p][bold]PDH[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ycfc4ever[/bold] wrote: welcome back! 100% true pro. hope theres a few more coming, is coulson still on the radar?[/p][/quote]now do you understand????[/p][/quote]oops sorry ycfc just realised you and ycfc 4ever are not as one. xx PDH
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7:19pm Thu 7 Jun 12

ycfc says...

PDH wrote:
PDH wrote:
ycfc4ever wrote:
welcome back! 100% true pro.
hope theres a few more coming, is coulson still on the radar?
now do you understand????
oops sorry ycfc just realised you and ycfc 4ever are not as one. xx
Haha I was starting to worry I was going mad!
[quote][p][bold]PDH[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]PDH[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ycfc4ever[/bold] wrote: welcome back! 100% true pro. hope theres a few more coming, is coulson still on the radar?[/p][/quote]now do you understand????[/p][/quote]oops sorry ycfc just realised you and ycfc 4ever are not as one. xx[/p][/quote]Haha I was starting to worry I was going mad! ycfc
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7:22pm Thu 7 Jun 12

barcooter says...

Francis Jeffers has just become a free agent after release from Oz side Newcastle Jets, think he would be ace at this level?
Francis Jeffers has just become a free agent after release from Oz side Newcastle Jets, think he would be ace at this level? barcooter
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7:39pm Thu 7 Jun 12

it must be Gary Ford says...

Please don't look at what Tips Says says GM. When that oaf left us for Macclesfield and scored against us on Easter Sunday... a defeat which pretty much relegated us to the conference... the fat so and so ran up to supporters kissing his badge. Zero class and not much more talent imo. Welcome back Lee btw! Kerr and Bullock would boss most games if Scotty can get back to his best....
Please don't look at what Tips Says says GM. When that oaf left us for Macclesfield and scored against us on Easter Sunday... a defeat which pretty much relegated us to the conference... the fat so and so ran up to supporters kissing his badge. Zero class and not much more talent imo. Welcome back Lee btw! Kerr and Bullock would boss most games if Scotty can get back to his best.... it must be Gary Ford
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7:42pm Thu 7 Jun 12

YO1 says...

ycfc wrote:
Hope the next few signings are of better quality never rated lee first time he was at city and remember he was part of an awful Bradford team last year so probably hasn't got any better!
I couldn't disagree more. Lee was outstanding as a young player at York and has played his whole career in the football league for a reason. However, his main attribute was his stamina so hopefully any energy lost through age will be more than made up by experience. He's the same age as Scott Kerr.

I heard last season that Lee has wanted to come back to the club for a while so he obviously has York City at heart.

I'll go with Gary Mills opinion on this one.
[quote][p][bold]ycfc[/bold] wrote: Hope the next few signings are of better quality never rated lee first time he was at city and remember he was part of an awful Bradford team last year so probably hasn't got any better![/p][/quote]I couldn't disagree more. Lee was outstanding as a young player at York and has played his whole career in the football league for a reason. However, his main attribute was his stamina so hopefully any energy lost through age will be more than made up by experience. He's the same age as Scott Kerr. I heard last season that Lee has wanted to come back to the club for a while so he obviously has York City at heart. I'll go with Gary Mills opinion on this one. YO1
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7:47pm Thu 7 Jun 12

duffy says...

A solid midtable type signing.
A solid midtable type signing. duffy
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7:55pm Thu 7 Jun 12

PDH says...

duffy wrote:
A solid midtable type signing.
Quite right duffy because thats where we should aim to be in our 1st season back in the league, any higher would be a bonus.
[quote][p][bold]duffy[/bold] wrote: A solid midtable type signing.[/p][/quote]Quite right duffy because thats where we should aim to be in our 1st season back in the league, any higher would be a bonus. PDH
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8:44pm Thu 7 Jun 12

YCFC115 says...

Please please please GM DO NOT SIGN PARKIN.
Please please please GM DO NOT SIGN PARKIN. YCFC115
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8:50pm Thu 7 Jun 12

Al-YCFC says...

Just had a nosey on a Bradford forum, they all seem to wish him well and say he'll be a good signing for us.
Just had a nosey on a Bradford forum, they all seem to wish him well and say he'll be a good signing for us. Al-YCFC
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8:58pm Thu 7 Jun 12

duffy says...

YCFC115 wrote:
Please please please GM DO NOT SIGN PARKIN.
Can't see us being able to afford his wages regardless. Not a player we should be considering anyway.
[quote][p][bold]YCFC115[/bold] wrote: Please please please GM DO NOT SIGN PARKIN.[/p][/quote]Can't see us being able to afford his wages regardless. Not a player we should be considering anyway. duffy
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9:10pm Thu 7 Jun 12

tips says...

Chris Beardsley another ex player released by Stevenage it seems my comments on Parkin stirred some comments but Beardsley a big strong lad who GM may consider just depends on what happens with Blinkhorn and the lad who was loaned to Forest Green
Chris Beardsley another ex player released by Stevenage it seems my comments on Parkin stirred some comments but Beardsley a big strong lad who GM may consider just depends on what happens with Blinkhorn and the lad who was loaned to Forest Green tips
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9:15pm Thu 7 Jun 12

RickyC says...

Should provide good cover for Kerr until he's fit, but don't think its an inspirational signing. Has got lots of league experience which is a bonus, but don't forget he was part of a Bradford side that only survived relegation in the last 5 games of the season. I am very close to a Bradford season ticket holder who has told me they are not sorry to see him go. Hope he can have a great second spell with us.
Should provide good cover for Kerr until he's fit, but don't think its an inspirational signing. Has got lots of league experience which is a bonus, but don't forget he was part of a Bradford side that only survived relegation in the last 5 games of the season. I am very close to a Bradford season ticket holder who has told me they are not sorry to see him go. Hope he can have a great second spell with us. RickyC
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9:23pm Thu 7 Jun 12

KAT1965 says...

Al-YCFC wrote:
Just had a nosey on a Bradford forum, they all seem to wish him well and say he'll be a good signing for us.
Is that a back-handed compliment from them????
[quote][p][bold]Al-YCFC[/bold] wrote: Just had a nosey on a Bradford forum, they all seem to wish him well and say he'll be a good signing for us.[/p][/quote]Is that a back-handed compliment from them???? KAT1965
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9:40pm Thu 7 Jun 12

dangermoose says...

So when is Jon Shaw signing then?
So when is Jon Shaw signing then? dangermoose
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9:55pm Thu 7 Jun 12

ycfc says...

dangermoose wrote:
So when is Jon Shaw signing then?
Hopefully never although I have it from a good source that it will be a done deal by Monday unfortunately!! One season wonder!!
[quote][p][bold]dangermoose[/bold] wrote: So when is Jon Shaw signing then?[/p][/quote]Hopefully never although I have it from a good source that it will be a done deal by Monday unfortunately!! One season wonder!! ycfc
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9:56pm Thu 7 Jun 12

duffy says...

dangermoose wrote:
So when is Jon Shaw signing then?
Two signings by Monday, I guess this is the first.
[quote][p][bold]dangermoose[/bold] wrote: So when is Jon Shaw signing then?[/p][/quote]Two signings by Monday, I guess this is the first. duffy
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10:06pm Thu 7 Jun 12

alimount says...

duffy wrote:
A solid midtable type signing.
Is this the start of your rejuvinated Mills Out campaign?
[quote][p][bold]duffy[/bold] wrote: A solid midtable type signing.[/p][/quote]Is this the start of your rejuvinated Mills Out campaign? alimount
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10:18pm Thu 7 Jun 12

duffy says...

alimount wrote:
duffy wrote:
A solid midtable type signing.
Is this the start of your rejuvinated Mills Out campaign?
Never had a Mills out campaign. I actualy stated we should offer him an extended contract months ago. Making things up again ?
[quote][p][bold]alimount[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]duffy[/bold] wrote: A solid midtable type signing.[/p][/quote]Is this the start of your rejuvinated Mills Out campaign?[/p][/quote]Never had a Mills out campaign. I actualy stated we should offer him an extended contract months ago. Making things up again ? duffy
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10:45pm Thu 7 Jun 12

Dr Brian says...

Good Luck to Lee - good signing
Good Luck to Lee - good signing Dr Brian
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10:50pm Thu 7 Jun 12

Tug job says...

johnboy2882 wrote:
anybody know who has signed new contracts and who are to be releasedof former players i would like andy bishop back
Contracts usually expire on 30 June of each year, so we'll get to know soon. We need to remember that fees do not guarantee quality or success - remember McDermott and Gash, possibly one of the most apathetic players I have witnessed in 40+ years of watching football in the UK and Europe!
[quote][p][bold]johnboy2882[/bold] wrote: anybody know who has signed new contracts and who are to be releasedof former players i would like andy bishop back[/p][/quote]Contracts usually expire on 30 June of each year, so we'll get to know soon. We need to remember that fees do not guarantee quality or success - remember McDermott and Gash, possibly one of the most apathetic players I have witnessed in 40+ years of watching football in the UK and Europe! Tug job
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12:06am Fri 8 Jun 12

sixtyfourfive says...

Tug job wrote:
johnboy2882 wrote:
anybody know who has signed new contracts and who are to be releasedof former players i would like andy bishop back
Contracts usually expire on 30 June of each year, so we'll get to know soon. We need to remember that fees do not guarantee quality or success - remember McDermott and Gash, possibly one of the most apathetic players I have witnessed in 40+ years of watching football in the UK and Europe!
Didn't think we paid a fee for David McDermott?
[quote][p][bold]Tug job[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]johnboy2882[/bold] wrote: anybody know who has signed new contracts and who are to be releasedof former players i would like andy bishop back[/p][/quote]Contracts usually expire on 30 June of each year, so we'll get to know soon. We need to remember that fees do not guarantee quality or success - remember McDermott and Gash, possibly one of the most apathetic players I have witnessed in 40+ years of watching football in the UK and Europe![/p][/quote]Didn't think we paid a fee for David McDermott? sixtyfourfive
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8:55am Fri 8 Jun 12

Sir Alex says...

duffy wrote:
YCFC115 wrote:
Please please please GM DO NOT SIGN PARKIN.
Can't see us being able to afford his wages regardless. Not a player we should be considering anyway.
Remember watching City at Darlo December 2003. Shocking.
Got beat 3 nil. Think all over by half time and the police dogs had greeted us. Horrible trip.

Chris Smith, Jon Shaw, Lee Bullock and Jon Parkin all featured that day.
[quote][p][bold]duffy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]YCFC115[/bold] wrote: Please please please GM DO NOT SIGN PARKIN.[/p][/quote]Can't see us being able to afford his wages regardless. Not a player we should be considering anyway.[/p][/quote]Remember watching City at Darlo December 2003. Shocking. Got beat 3 nil. Think all over by half time and the police dogs had greeted us. Horrible trip. Chris Smith, Jon Shaw, Lee Bullock and Jon Parkin all featured that day. Sir Alex
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9:15am Fri 8 Jun 12

Yorkie69 says...

Strange ! I always thought that Lee Bullock would come back to City one day !
Strange ! I always thought that Lee Bullock would come back to City one day ! Yorkie69
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11:48am Fri 8 Jun 12

bartsimmo says...

ycfc says...
9:55pm Thu 7 Jun 12

dangermoose wrote:
So when is Jon Shaw signing then?
Hopefully never although I have it from a good source that it will be a done deal by Monday unfortunately!! One season wonder!!

Have a word with yourself, he has been bagging goals wherever he has been remember Burton etc He is a welcome addition to anyones squad especially if played in a 442 which is my only worry with this possible signing.

As for ex players coming back, who cares welcome them like any new signing. Mills would have done his homework so cut them some slack. I for one would love to see the massive Parkin back at the club (Shame we cant afford him right now) someone of his size ability and experience for front or back would agai be a welcome acquisition. Forget the past and look to the future guys!
ycfc says... 9:55pm Thu 7 Jun 12 dangermoose wrote: So when is Jon Shaw signing then? Hopefully never although I have it from a good source that it will be a done deal by Monday unfortunately!! One season wonder!! Have a word with yourself, he has been bagging goals wherever he has been remember Burton etc He is a welcome addition to anyones squad especially if played in a 442 which is my only worry with this possible signing. As for ex players coming back, who cares welcome them like any new signing. Mills would have done his homework so cut them some slack. I for one would love to see the massive Parkin back at the club (Shame we cant afford him right now) someone of his size ability and experience for front or back would agai be a welcome acquisition. Forget the past and look to the future guys! bartsimmo
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1:24pm Fri 8 Jun 12

ian923 says...

Parkin was lazy at City and it annoyed me when he was a sub just messing around on the field at half time.Never prolific because he is short on effort so can't see GM even considering him. Welcome back Lee Bullock a 100% player and good addition.Not sure about whether Shaw can cut it with City-when on loan here he was poor.Last seasons achievements prove GM knows what he is doing-leave it to him and trust him.We will have an exciting season and consolidate in our first year in League 2.
Parkin was lazy at City and it annoyed me when he was a sub just messing around on the field at half time.Never prolific because he is short on effort so can't see GM even considering him. Welcome back Lee Bullock a 100% player and good addition.Not sure about whether Shaw can cut it with City-when on loan here he was poor.Last seasons achievements prove GM knows what he is doing-leave it to him and trust him.We will have an exciting season and consolidate in our first year in League 2. ian923
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1:35pm Fri 8 Jun 12

YoRkIe59 says...

well i for one rated bullock when he was with us before,but it does beg the question what is he like now having been released by bradford who have been flirting with the bottom of league 2 the last two seasons,as for parkin i can understand the comment regarding his celebration at scoring against us when he came back with macclesfield but c,mon get real a former player getting stick from his former fans and bangs in a goal he,s gonna give some stick back, in between some real nightmares parkin was a massive influence both up front and playing in the back four when needed but its not relevant as we can,t afford him anyway,as for Shaw yeah he was a dead loss when first at york but he was a young lad then seems to have been pretty decent in recent years.
well i for one rated bullock when he was with us before,but it does beg the question what is he like now having been released by bradford who have been flirting with the bottom of league 2 the last two seasons,as for parkin i can understand the comment regarding his celebration at scoring against us when he came back with macclesfield but c,mon get real a former player getting stick from his former fans and bangs in a goal he,s gonna give some stick back, in between some real nightmares parkin was a massive influence both up front and playing in the back four when needed but its not relevant as we can,t afford him anyway,as for Shaw yeah he was a dead loss when first at york but he was a young lad then seems to have been pretty decent in recent years. YoRkIe59
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7:39pm Fri 8 Jun 12

Mad for Minstermen says...

New signings for monday are ron hilyard in goal and Jimmy seal up front....
New signings for monday are ron hilyard in goal and Jimmy seal up front.... Mad for Minstermen
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3:18pm Sat 9 Jun 12

Venezraider says...

could do worse than try to get a couple of loanees from Hull, now Bruce is boss he wont have a use for Mark Cullen (too small) and maybe Liam Cooper, both could do a really good job at this level, and they'd be fairly cheap wages wise.
could do worse than try to get a couple of loanees from Hull, now Bruce is boss he wont have a use for Mark Cullen (too small) and maybe Liam Cooper, both could do a really good job at this level, and they'd be fairly cheap wages wise. Venezraider
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2:10pm Sun 10 Jun 12

Pedro says...

tips wrote:
Welcome back Lee I see Jon Parkin is looking for a club !!!!!
The Elvis Presley of lack-of-mobility! Made Mick Quinn look a international track athlete! About time he hung up his sports bra for good.
[quote][p][bold]tips[/bold] wrote: Welcome back Lee I see Jon Parkin is looking for a club !!!!![/p][/quote]The Elvis Presley of lack-of-mobility! Made Mick Quinn look a international track athlete! About time he hung up his sports bra for good. Pedro
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