Jamal Fyfield signs new contract at York City

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DEFENDER Jamal Fyfield is the latest player to sign up for York City's Football League revolution.

The 23-year-old has put pen to paper this afternoon on a one-year deal with an option to extend.

Fyfield played a significant role in the Minstermen's successful campaign last season, performing at both left-back and centre-back as the Minstermen secured promotion.

Meanwhile, City also revealed they have arranged a pre-season friendly against Premier League outfit Sunderland at Bootham Crescent on August 7 (kick off 7.30pm). Ticket information is to follow.

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3:18pm Wed 27 Jun 12

YCFC115 says...

Great news, brilliant asset, with potential and will improve under GM and DG.
Great news, brilliant asset, with potential and will improve under GM and DG. YCFC115
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3:59pm Wed 27 Jun 12

duffy says...

Not for me, way to lightweight and error prone. He should never have been retained.
" Awaits the usual abuse"
Not for me, way to lightweight and error prone. He should never have been retained. " Awaits the usual abuse" duffy
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4:08pm Wed 27 Jun 12

ian923 says...

Pleased Jamal has signed. He is young learning his trade and shows a lot of promise.Cut him some slack Duffy cos GM trusts in him obviously.
Pleased Jamal has signed. He is young learning his trade and shows a lot of promise.Cut him some slack Duffy cos GM trusts in him obviously. ian923
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4:09pm Wed 27 Jun 12

YCFC115 says...

duffy wrote:
Not for me, way to lightweight and error prone. He should never have been retained.
" Awaits the usual abuse"
I agree he made some errors last season but so did all the centre backs, the difference being that the rest are so called seasoned pros. I don't agree that he is lightweight and I believe he has the most potential - i may be proven wrong.
[quote][p][bold]duffy[/bold] wrote: Not for me, way to lightweight and error prone. He should never have been retained. " Awaits the usual abuse"[/p][/quote]I agree he made some errors last season but so did all the centre backs, the difference being that the rest are so called seasoned pros. I don't agree that he is lightweight and I believe he has the most potential - i may be proven wrong. YCFC115
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4:10pm Wed 27 Jun 12

paintitred says...

duffy wrote:
Not for me, way to lightweight and error prone. He should never have been retained.
" Awaits the usual abuse"
Duffy. Duffy Duffy.

For me Jamal is one for the future.
lets see how comes on this season. very much played out of postion last term.watch him kick on this season.

Does anyone know if we are entering the reserves league this season??
[quote][p][bold]duffy[/bold] wrote: Not for me, way to lightweight and error prone. He should never have been retained. " Awaits the usual abuse"[/p][/quote]Duffy. Duffy Duffy. For me Jamal is one for the future. lets see how comes on this season. very much played out of postion last term.watch him kick on this season. Does anyone know if we are entering the reserves league this season?? paintitred
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4:12pm Wed 27 Jun 12

YCFC115 says...

I would of thought the reserve team is a must now we are football league!
I would of thought the reserve team is a must now we are football league! YCFC115
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4:15pm Wed 27 Jun 12

duffy says...

paintitred wrote:
duffy wrote:
Not for me, way to lightweight and error prone. He should never have been retained.
" Awaits the usual abuse"
Duffy. Duffy Duffy.

For me Jamal is one for the future.
lets see how comes on this season. very much played out of postion last term.watch him kick on this season.

Does anyone know if we are entering the reserves league this season??
I would agree he has a level of potential given he is comfortable on the ball and has a good left foot, however his negatives swing it for me. If we are going to sign borderline players the likes of Challiner who for me had a very good season and even Doig would have been above him in my list.
[quote][p][bold]paintitred[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]duffy[/bold] wrote: Not for me, way to lightweight and error prone. He should never have been retained. " Awaits the usual abuse"[/p][/quote]Duffy. Duffy Duffy. For me Jamal is one for the future. lets see how comes on this season. very much played out of postion last term.watch him kick on this season. Does anyone know if we are entering the reserves league this season??[/p][/quote]I would agree he has a level of potential given he is comfortable on the ball and has a good left foot, however his negatives swing it for me. If we are going to sign borderline players the likes of Challiner who for me had a very good season and even Doig would have been above him in my list. duffy
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4:23pm Wed 27 Jun 12

Even AndyD says...

Rare composure on the ball, if he cuts out the lapses, he has a real future in the game.
Rare composure on the ball, if he cuts out the lapses, he has a real future in the game. Even AndyD
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4:32pm Wed 27 Jun 12

OLD - HEAD says...

A left-sided player like Jamal Fyefield should be a useful addition to our squad. He looks comfortable on the ball and he certainly has ability. Although at the same time I do not totally disagree with "duffy". For Jamal really needs to toughen up his game, and not give the ball away in dangerous positions. I always felt that Gary Mills would keep Jamal Fyefield, just in case James Meredith decided to leave.
A left-sided player like Jamal Fyefield should be a useful addition to our squad. He looks comfortable on the ball and he certainly has ability. Although at the same time I do not totally disagree with "duffy". For Jamal really needs to toughen up his game, and not give the ball away in dangerous positions. I always felt that Gary Mills would keep Jamal Fyefield, just in case James Meredith decided to leave. OLD - HEAD
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4:56pm Wed 27 Jun 12

paintitred says...

7TH August Sunderland home
7TH August Sunderland home paintitred
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5:01pm Wed 27 Jun 12

duffy says...

City are it seems trying to bring Jonathan Smith back to the club. Now he is a player I rated at city.
City are it seems trying to bring Jonathan Smith back to the club. Now he is a player I rated at city. duffy
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5:07pm Wed 27 Jun 12

RooBeck says...

Think GM will develop him into a left-sided Back Four &/OR, midfield playmaker (although Paddy McLaughlin has the edge over him in this position). Central Back Four is not his natural position but all in all, a good signing and Jamal has a very good future ahead of him at City and I'm sure he will develop well this coming season, under the tutorage of our manager and his assistant!COYR.
Think GM will develop him into a left-sided Back Four &/OR, midfield playmaker (although Paddy McLaughlin has the edge over him in this position). Central Back Four is not his natural position but all in all, a good signing and Jamal has a very good future ahead of him at City and I'm sure he will develop well this coming season, under the tutorage of our manager and his assistant!COYR. RooBeck
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5:17pm Wed 27 Jun 12

RooBeck says...

paintitred wrote:
7TH August Sunderland home
Let's hope it's another good omen like last season! Steve Bruce correctly called it when he said post match that we were a good side and that we would be there or there abouts for promotion at the end of the season!! Only sorry Steve's season wasn't as successful but hope that Martin O'Neill gives us the thumbs up for a successful 2012/13 and hope Sunderland also do well!
[quote][p][bold]paintitred[/bold] wrote: 7TH August Sunderland home[/p][/quote]Let's hope it's another good omen like last season! Steve Bruce correctly called it when he said post match that we were a good side and that we would be there or there abouts for promotion at the end of the season!! Only sorry Steve's season wasn't as successful but hope that Martin O'Neill gives us the thumbs up for a successful 2012/13 and hope Sunderland also do well! RooBeck
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5:25pm Wed 27 Jun 12

bartsimmo says...

I can see the possible promise here but can't help think that it is more for the left sided defense / midfield role and that Meredith will be on his way!
I can see the possible promise here but can't help think that it is more for the left sided defense / midfield role and that Meredith will be on his way! bartsimmo
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5:35pm Wed 27 Jun 12

YCFC115 says...

duffy wrote:
City are it seems trying to bring Jonathan Smith back to the club. Now he is a player I rated at city.
Now that would be a brilliant signing, far far better than a past it Bullock!
[quote][p][bold]duffy[/bold] wrote: City are it seems trying to bring Jonathan Smith back to the club. Now he is a player I rated at city.[/p][/quote]Now that would be a brilliant signing, far far better than a past it Bullock! YCFC115
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5:41pm Wed 27 Jun 12

duffy says...

YCFC115 wrote:
duffy wrote:
City are it seems trying to bring Jonathan Smith back to the club. Now he is a player I rated at city.
Now that would be a brilliant signing, far far better than a past it Bullock!
Think it's just been announced on radio York that we are trying to get him to come and talk with us.
[quote][p][bold]YCFC115[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]duffy[/bold] wrote: City are it seems trying to bring Jonathan Smith back to the club. Now he is a player I rated at city.[/p][/quote]Now that would be a brilliant signing, far far better than a past it Bullock![/p][/quote]Think it's just been announced on radio York that we are trying to get him to come and talk with us. duffy
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5:57pm Wed 27 Jun 12

johnboy2882 says...

anybody know whats happening with challinor doig brown bopp and blinkhorn have they been offered a contract wonder if meredith will stay now
anybody know whats happening with challinor doig brown bopp and blinkhorn have they been offered a contract wonder if meredith will stay now johnboy2882
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6:11pm Wed 27 Jun 12

johnno65 says...

Can anyone remember when the friendly with Gateshead is? 23rd July rings a bell but not 100% sure
Can anyone remember when the friendly with Gateshead is? 23rd July rings a bell but not 100% sure johnno65
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6:22pm Wed 27 Jun 12

Sir Alex says...

I am pleased that Jamal is staying. Good footballer who will develop more composure with experience.

Played a significant part including the superb cross for Matty at Luton which got us to the trophy final and the dinked ball for Jason to cross for Matty to win the play off semi. Absolutely vital goals.
I am pleased that Jamal is staying. Good footballer who will develop more composure with experience. Played a significant part including the superb cross for Matty at Luton which got us to the trophy final and the dinked ball for Jason to cross for Matty to win the play off semi. Absolutely vital goals. Sir Alex
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6:53pm Wed 27 Jun 12

Mickey T says...

I too am pleased Jamal has re-signed for the club. IMO he will improve as the season goes on. Smithy would be a great signing for us if we can get him back. Defo became a fans fav once he settled in the season he was at the club.
I too am pleased Jamal has re-signed for the club. IMO he will improve as the season goes on. Smithy would be a great signing for us if we can get him back. Defo became a fans fav once he settled in the season he was at the club. Mickey T
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7:38pm Wed 27 Jun 12

Phil, Leeds says...

Not sure Smith would hold down a regular place but could be ok as cover. Would really like to see Doig signed up and Challinor too.
Not sure Smith would hold down a regular place but could be ok as cover. Would really like to see Doig signed up and Challinor too. Phil, Leeds
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10:22pm Wed 27 Jun 12

duffy says...

Phil, Leeds wrote:
Not sure Smith would hold down a regular place but could be ok as cover. Would really like to see Doig signed up and Challinor too.
I think he would have every chance of holding down a first team place. He made 38 appearances last season for a promotion winning team, one of our better midfield players in recent years along with Bishop and Kerr this season.
[quote][p][bold]Phil, Leeds[/bold] wrote: Not sure Smith would hold down a regular place but could be ok as cover. Would really like to see Doig signed up and Challinor too.[/p][/quote]I think he would have every chance of holding down a first team place. He made 38 appearances last season for a promotion winning team, one of our better midfield players in recent years along with Bishop and Kerr this season. duffy
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8:08am Thu 28 Jun 12

duffy says...

Moke now in talks with a conference club with us trying to agree a fee.
Moke now in talks with a conference club with us trying to agree a fee. duffy
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8:27am Thu 28 Jun 12

Sir Alex says...

Shame about Moke.

Would be better suited to a higher, non clogging, level. Bad move for him.
Shame about Moke. Would be better suited to a higher, non clogging, level. Bad move for him. Sir Alex
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9:04am Thu 28 Jun 12

uhtred says...

duffy wrote:
Not for me, way to lightweight and error prone. He should never have been retained. " Awaits the usual abuse"
Get real, we cannot sign 18 or so out and out first teamers on high salaries, there has to be a few decent squad players with potential and that is what Jamal is at the moment, but cut out the errors and he could be a good centre back. There is budget and team spirit to think about. We do not want a load of players grumbling that they are not getting a regular game and causing unrest.
That is the reallity of signing the likes of Jamal and Danny P, both assets to the club as good squad men that will not have demanded star player wages. Manage the budget to allow for the signing of the few regular first team players we need to take us to the next level.
[quote][p][bold]duffy[/bold] wrote: Not for me, way to lightweight and error prone. He should never have been retained. " Awaits the usual abuse"[/p][/quote]Get real, we cannot sign 18 or so out and out first teamers on high salaries, there has to be a few decent squad players with potential and that is what Jamal is at the moment, but cut out the errors and he could be a good centre back. There is budget and team spirit to think about. We do not want a load of players grumbling that they are not getting a regular game and causing unrest. That is the reallity of signing the likes of Jamal and Danny P, both assets to the club as good squad men that will not have demanded star player wages. Manage the budget to allow for the signing of the few regular first team players we need to take us to the next level. uhtred
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9:23am Thu 28 Jun 12

duffy says...

uhtred wrote:
duffy wrote:
Not for me, way to lightweight and error prone. He should never have been retained. " Awaits the usual abuse"
Get real, we cannot sign 18 or so out and out first teamers on high salaries, there has to be a few decent squad players with potential and that is what Jamal is at the moment, but cut out the errors and he could be a good centre back. There is budget and team spirit to think about. We do not want a load of players grumbling that they are not getting a regular game and causing unrest.
That is the reallity of signing the likes of Jamal and Danny P, both assets to the club as good squad men that will not have demanded star player wages. Manage the budget to allow for the signing of the few regular first team players we need to take us to the next level.
I have mixed feelings on this. While I can understand your point of view I still feel retaining players that will probably make half a dozen appearances a season is a waste, i woukd add the likes of Moke and Potts to that list. Lets be honest there are hundreds if players with potential that never move forward. I would rather retain a player like Challiner who played a far bigger part last season and was way more reliable. Fyfield could come good, but I won't hold my breath.
[quote][p][bold]uhtred[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]duffy[/bold] wrote: Not for me, way to lightweight and error prone. He should never have been retained. " Awaits the usual abuse"[/p][/quote]Get real, we cannot sign 18 or so out and out first teamers on high salaries, there has to be a few decent squad players with potential and that is what Jamal is at the moment, but cut out the errors and he could be a good centre back. There is budget and team spirit to think about. We do not want a load of players grumbling that they are not getting a regular game and causing unrest. That is the reallity of signing the likes of Jamal and Danny P, both assets to the club as good squad men that will not have demanded star player wages. Manage the budget to allow for the signing of the few regular first team players we need to take us to the next level.[/p][/quote]I have mixed feelings on this. While I can understand your point of view I still feel retaining players that will probably make half a dozen appearances a season is a waste, i woukd add the likes of Moke and Potts to that list. Lets be honest there are hundreds if players with potential that never move forward. I would rather retain a player like Challiner who played a far bigger part last season and was way more reliable. Fyfield could come good, but I won't hold my breath. duffy
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11:08am Thu 28 Jun 12

duffy says...

Moke signing for Cambridge
Moke signing for Cambridge duffy
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11:16am Thu 28 Jun 12

Tug job says...

duffy wrote:
Moke signing for Cambridge
Fee?
[quote][p][bold]duffy[/bold] wrote: Moke signing for Cambridge[/p][/quote]Fee? Tug job
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11:47am Thu 28 Jun 12

tomwillo1 says...

Tug job wrote:
duffy wrote:
Moke signing for Cambridge
Fee?
we dont get a transfer fee, think we get compensation for him!
[quote][p][bold]Tug job[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]duffy[/bold] wrote: Moke signing for Cambridge[/p][/quote]Fee?[/p][/quote]we dont get a transfer fee, think we get compensation for him! tomwillo1
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11:48am Thu 28 Jun 12

uhtred says...

duffy wrote:
uhtred wrote:
duffy wrote: Not for me, way to lightweight and error prone. He should never have been retained. " Awaits the usual abuse"
Get real, we cannot sign 18 or so out and out first teamers on high salaries, there has to be a few decent squad players with potential and that is what Jamal is at the moment, but cut out the errors and he could be a good centre back. There is budget and team spirit to think about. We do not want a load of players grumbling that they are not getting a regular game and causing unrest. That is the reallity of signing the likes of Jamal and Danny P, both assets to the club as good squad men that will not have demanded star player wages. Manage the budget to allow for the signing of the few regular first team players we need to take us to the next level.
I have mixed feelings on this. While I can understand your point of view I still feel retaining players that will probably make half a dozen appearances a season is a waste, i woukd add the likes of Moke and Potts to that list. Lets be honest there are hundreds if players with potential that never move forward. I would rather retain a player like Challiner who played a far bigger part last season and was way more reliable. Fyfield could come good, but I won't hold my breath.
Duffy, I would also like to see Challinor and Doig re-sign . I suspect they may be offered contracts dependant upon who comes in and who goes out in the next week or so, and whether we can get better younger players given their age. I guess Mills is prepared to take the gamble that they may find somewhere else in the interim , but they are getting on agewise and their options will be limited.
[quote][p][bold]duffy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]uhtred[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]duffy[/bold] wrote: Not for me, way to lightweight and error prone. He should never have been retained. " Awaits the usual abuse"[/p][/quote]Get real, we cannot sign 18 or so out and out first teamers on high salaries, there has to be a few decent squad players with potential and that is what Jamal is at the moment, but cut out the errors and he could be a good centre back. There is budget and team spirit to think about. We do not want a load of players grumbling that they are not getting a regular game and causing unrest. That is the reallity of signing the likes of Jamal and Danny P, both assets to the club as good squad men that will not have demanded star player wages. Manage the budget to allow for the signing of the few regular first team players we need to take us to the next level.[/p][/quote]I have mixed feelings on this. While I can understand your point of view I still feel retaining players that will probably make half a dozen appearances a season is a waste, i woukd add the likes of Moke and Potts to that list. Lets be honest there are hundreds if players with potential that never move forward. I would rather retain a player like Challiner who played a far bigger part last season and was way more reliable. Fyfield could come good, but I won't hold my breath.[/p][/quote]Duffy, I would also like to see Challinor and Doig re-sign . I suspect they may be offered contracts dependant upon who comes in and who goes out in the next week or so, and whether we can get better younger players given their age. I guess Mills is prepared to take the gamble that they may find somewhere else in the interim , but they are getting on agewise and their options will be limited. uhtred
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11:55am Thu 28 Jun 12

JamesHinch says...

Moke going. I am not happy at this. Really thought he could kick on and be a star here ala Ramirez at Chelsea.

He is now the new Courtney Pitt.
Moke going. I am not happy at this. Really thought he could kick on and be a star here ala Ramirez at Chelsea. He is now the new Courtney Pitt. JamesHinch
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12:54pm Thu 28 Jun 12

Tug job says...

JamesHinch wrote:
Moke going. I am not happy at this. Really thought he could kick on and be a star here ala Ramirez at Chelsea. He is now the new Courtney Pitt.
But with a more moderate hairstyle!
[quote][p][bold]JamesHinch[/bold] wrote: Moke going. I am not happy at this. Really thought he could kick on and be a star here ala Ramirez at Chelsea. He is now the new Courtney Pitt.[/p][/quote]But with a more moderate hairstyle! Tug job
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1:12pm Thu 28 Jun 12

oldmanvecrayke says...

Can't understand Moke going to Cambridge, is it a lack of ambition , is it more money, does he think he's a bit better than he is ???????? up to him not signing I was happy with the way things were shaping up !!!!
Can't understand Moke going to Cambridge, is it a lack of ambition , is it more money, does he think he's a bit better than he is ???????? up to him not signing I was happy with the way things were shaping up !!!! oldmanvecrayke
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1:31pm Thu 28 Jun 12

oldmanvecrayke says...

Cancel my last post, I've just read the item about his imminent transfer along with his reasons for going, fair comment, lets hope we can get Coulson and J.Smith onboard then.
Cancel my last post, I've just read the item about his imminent transfer along with his reasons for going, fair comment, lets hope we can get Coulson and J.Smith onboard then. oldmanvecrayke
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