Knights' 2015 fixture list reveals tough start against Keighley

York Press:

12:21pm Monday 20th October 2014

ROOKIE boss James Ford has welcomed a tough baptism as York City Knights head coach after the 2015 fixture list revealed his reign is to start against relegated Keighley – and former York chief Paul March.

Rugby league reform means no automatic promotion for 2015 League One champions

York Press: rugby ball - cxz

1:11pm Monday 20th October 2014

THE winners of rugby league’s newly rebranded League One next year will not be automatically promoted to the Championship.

Fastest man Jamel Chisholm speeds in for Knights

York Press: York City Knights - zxc

12:46pm Saturday 18th October 2014

THE two-time “fastest man in rugby league” is set to fly along the flanks at Bootham Crescent next year.

Greg Minikin to stay at York City Knights

York Press: York City Knights' Greg Minikin makes a break against Oldham

12:20pm Saturday 18th October 2014

YORK City Knights fans will today receive a huge fillip - teenage sensation Greg Minikin is staying at the club.

Smith left out but Johnston poised to play in Ireland’s Euro opener

York Press: York City Knights half-back Ben Johnston emerges from a pile of bodies to celebrate his try against Sheffield Eagles

12:35pm Friday 17th October 2014

NEW York City Knights skipper Pat Smith will not be involved as Ireland kick off their European Championship campaign - but fellow York-born ace Ben Johnston is poised to play.

Austin Bell to stay at Knights - Jake Joynt set to return

York Press:

12:30pm Thursday 16th October 2014

AUSTIN BELL has boosted York City Knights' front-row force by agreeing to stay for 2015 - while fellow prop Jake Joynt is poised to return to the club.

Dent brothers to enjoy big impact at Knights

York Press:

1:33pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

THE free-scoring Dent brothers are staying at York City Knights – and boss James Ford reckons Adam can follow in Ben’s footsteps and become a first-team hit.

Smith brothers re-sign at York City Knights with Ireland international Pat made new club captain

York Press: York City Knights V London Skollars. York's Pat Smith and Ed Smith at the end of the game with the Leauge cup. Picture David Harrison. (10083029)

12:46pm Saturday 11th October 2014

THE Smith siblings are staying with home-town club York City Knights - with big brother Pat being made the new club captain.

Ford coup as Championship flier joins York City Knights

York Press: Nev Morrison of York City Knights battles his way to the line to score during the match against Dewsbury Rams . Picture : Garry Atkinson (11248382)

10:22am Thursday 9th October 2014

NEW York City Knights boss James Ford has not taken long to pull off his first notable coup - bringing Doncaster threequarter Nev Morrison to Bootham Crescent.

Jack can get even better, says new Knights boss after double Player of the Year agrees new deal

York Press: Jack Aldous gets half through the tackle Swinton Lions v York City Knights challenge cup game held at The Leigh Sporting Village on the06/04/2014PIC BY MARK CLAYTONFor Editorial Use Only. (5894865)

2:07pm Tuesday 7th October 2014

JAMES FORD reckons York City Knights still haven't seen the best of Jack Aldous - even after the prop forward's player of the year double this season.

New boss hails recruitment of prop star Colton Roche

York Press: York City Knight's Colton Roche during the match against Hunslet Hawks. Picture : Garry Atkinson (6523253)

11:58am Monday 6th October 2014

NEW boss James Ford reckons his York City Knights “middle unit” is already looking strong after the club announced Colton Roche – officially one of the best props in Championship One - was staying for 2015.

James Ford is Knights' new head coach - with former favourite back as assistant

York Press: NEW BOSS: James Ford

10:11am Saturday 4th October 2014

JAMES FORD is York City Knights' new chief - with former fans favourite Mark Applegarth returning to the club as his player/assistant-coach.

So close but so far for York City Knights - 2014 season review

York Press: York City Knights V London Skollars. York's Captain Jack Lee leads the celebrations for the League title at the end of the match. Picture David Harrison. (10083025)

9:51am Saturday 4th October 2014

IF the Kingstone Press Championships awards night in Manchester didn't offer a fitting precis of York City Knights' 2014 season, then a tweet from York sports fan Joe Smith did.

York City Knights ace wins place back in Scotland ranks - and there's a call-up for ex-Heworth junior too

York Press: York loose forward Lee Paterson on the charge Hunslet Hawks v York City Knights Kingstone Press Championship game held at South Leeds Stadium on the09/03/2014PIC BY MARK CLAYTONFor Editorial Use Only. (7881273)

1:04pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

LEE PATERSON'S consistent form back at home-town club York City Knights this season has earned the veteran loose-forward a recall for Scotland at the age of 33.

Axed Knights boss wins coach of year title

York Press: Gary Thornton who will take over as head coach of York City Knights RL team at the end of the season. Picture David Harrison.NB: alternative expression head and shoulders available. (10940241)

12:35pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

YORK City Knights achieved a memorable clean sweep of awards at the Kingstone Press Championships presentation ceremony last night - the most noteworthy being Gary Thornton's Coach of the Year gong.

Gary Thornton thanks fans for fantastic backing

York Press: gary thornton looks on 
York City Knights  v hunslet hawks Championship 1playoff clash at the Huntingdon Stadium on the 28/09/2014.
PIC BY GORDON CLAYTON
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2:39pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

GARY THORNTON has urged York City Knights fans to continue their "fantastic support" of the club.

Thornton axed as York City Knights boss - with assistant James Ford tipped to take the helm

York Press: gary thornton looks on 
York City Knights  v hunslet hawks Championship 1playoff clash at the Huntingdon Stadium on the 28/09/2014.
PIC BY GORDON CLAYTON
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5:02pm Monday 29th September 2014

GARY THORNTON insists “there is no ill-feeling” despite being told he is to be replaced as York City Knights boss following their play-off exit.

Rundown of Gary Thornton's time in charge of York. Plus his last task - attend Coach of the Year awards

York Press: Coach Gary Thornton  surveys his new realm at the helm of  York City Knights

5:24pm Monday 29th September 2014

YORK City Knights’ decision to axe Gary Thornton came just 18 hours after his side were knocked out of the Championship One promotion play-offs by arch-rivals Hunslet – whom they had beaten three times in the regular season.

BREAKING: York City Knights boss Gary Thornton to be axed

York Press: York City Knights coach Gary Thornton

11:28am Monday 29th September 2014

GARY THORNTON has been axed as York City Knights boss, The Press can reveal.

Magnificent seven for York City Knights all stars

York Press:

9:59am Monday 29th September 2014

SEVEN Knights players were today named in the Championship One 'All Stars' team.

Coach Gary Thornton's York City Knights future in the balance after play-off exit to Hunslet Hawks

York Press:

8:11pm Sunday 28th September 2014

GARY THORNTON has suggested his future might not be at York City Knights after seeing them crash out of the Kingstone Press Championship One promotion play-offs.

Knights boss backs table-toppers for play-off tie

York Press:

11:28am Saturday 27th September 2014

HEAD COACH Gary Thornton ruled out any kneejerk reaction ahead of tomorrow's do-or-die showdown with arch-rivals Hunslet - instead keeping faith with the side and structures that took York City Knights to top spot.

Eaton’s plea for no controversy in York-Hunslet tie

York Press: Luke Hardbottle of York tackles Michael Sykes of London Skolars during the Co-Operative Championship 1 game between London Skolars and York City Knights at The Twickenham Stoop, Twickenham on Sat June 12, 2010 (10816607)

11:27am Saturday 27th September 2014

"I HOPE that the team who perform better on the day win - and nothing else comes into the equation."

Hunslet Hawks hail ‘quality’ of York City Knights

York Press: Hunslet Hawks' Jimmy Watson

9:52am Friday 26th September 2014

HUNSLET Hawks are wary of a "quality" York City Knights side heading into Sunday's Kingstone Press Championship One final eliminator.

How can York City Knights turn play-off pain to joy? Ace half-back Smith gives his view

York Press: York City Knights - zxc

9:35am Friday 26th September 2014

COMPOSURE and commitment is key - even if it means a boring match.

Knights captain faces no action over ‘bite’ claim

York Press: York City Knights boss Gary Thornton

12:10pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

SKIPPER Jack Lee is to face no action from Rugby Football League chiefs over allegations of biting - but it hasn't lessened the anger felt in the York City Knights camp over the accusation.

Counter accusation as Jack Lee denies allegations of biting in York City Knights' opening play-off loss to Oldham

York Press:

9:02pm Sunday 21st September 2014

YORK City Knights expect an allegation of biting against Jack Lee to come to nothing - and have suggested the accusations could be part of a ploy to unsettle their skipper or even get him suspended for the rest of the play-offs.

Three York City Knights aces in running for league's Player of the Year award, with boss Gary Thornton also on shortlist for Coach of the Year

York Press: ‘Knights future out of my hands’ says Thornton

12:15pm Monday 22nd September 2014

YORK City Knights have no fewer than three of the four nominees for the Kingstone Press Championship One Player of the Year award.

Knights set fair for semi-final showdown

York Press:

12:41pm Saturday 20th September 2014

GARY THORNTON has warned fans not to expect another rout when Oldham return to Huntington Stadium this time with a Grand Final place up for grabs - though he still reckons his vibrant York City Knights side will prevail.

Semi-final play-off: Oldham boss sticks with underdog tag

York Press: York City Knights - zxc

12:29pm Saturday 20th September 2014

OLDHAM boss Scott Naylor insists York and Hunslet remain the favourites to reach the Championship One Grand Final - despite the Roughyeds’ fine form and compelling win over the Hawks last week.

Knights captain targets quick passage to Grand Final

York Press:

12:56pm Thursday 18th September 2014

CAPTAIN marvel Jack Lee is determined York City Knights reach the Championship One Grand Final at the first attempt this weekend - and not have to do it the hard way like in 2010.

Oldham no pushovers - Knights coach

York Press: York City Knights - zxc

11:18am Wednesday 17th September 2014

GARY THORNTON has admitted his surprise that Oldham not Hunslet will be coming to Huntington Stadium on Sunday - but he has warned his York City Knights side they will face a team in form.

Knights stalwart revels in play-off buzz

York Press:

12:10pm Monday 15th September 2014

MICK RAMSDEN reckons winning the play-offs is a better way to go up than through automatic promotion - and he believes York City Knights have the big-game hunters to celebrate such success come October 5.

Knights forwards Austin Bell and Josh Tonks push claims for play-offs spot

York Press: Knights’ Austin Bell makes ground

1:24pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

FORWARDS Austin Bell and Josh Tonks' claims for a shirt in York City Knights play-off semi-final have been bolstered by inclusion in the Kingstone Press Championship One Team of the Week.

Knights chief says ‘bring em on’ in play-offs

York Press: Gary Thornton

2:20pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

HEAD coach Gary Thornton says he doesn't care who York City Knights get in the Championship One promotion play-offs - but he expects it to be arch-rivals Hunslet Hawks.

Knights coach hails spirit of the champions

York Press:

1:38pm Monday 8th September 2014

GARY THORNTON hailed his York City Knights side's ability to "pull games out of the fire" as they sealed their Kingstone Press Championship One title-winning campaign with a tenth straight victory.

York City Knights 38, London Skolars 28

York Press: York City Knights V London Skollars. York's Pat Smith and Ed Smith at the end of the game with the Leauge cup. Picture David Harrison. (10083029)

1:10pm Monday 8th September 2014

THE Championship One league title was already in the bag and, leading 26-10 at half-time against London Skolars, York City Knights' last game of the regular season also seemed won.

Knights prize guys focused on promotion mission

York Press: Gary Thornton

1:48pm Saturday 6th September 2014

HEAD coach Gary Thornton insists his York City Knights players should celebrate in full their "fantastic achievement" when they collect the Kingstone Press Championship One trophy tomorrow – but the party won’t take focus off the real goal.

Community stadium deal ‘leaves Knights 70 per cent worse off’

York Press: Community Stadium - new

2:06pm Thursday 4th September 2014

TITLE-WINNING York City Knights' future well-being has been put in doubt because of the deal they get when moving into the shared new community stadium.

Knights boss applauds his title winners

York Press: Gary Thornton

11:30am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

HARD-FOUGHT title triumph has been acclaimed by York City Knights coach Gary Thornton - but with a warning.

Jack Aldous named Knights Player of the Year

York Press: York City Knights V Hemel Stags. Jack Aldous tackles hard.
pic: Anthony Chappel-Ross (6099419)

2:00pm Saturday 30th August 2014

“HE won it hands down – that shows the respect his peers have for him.”

Broken rib sidelines Knights ace James Haynes

York Press: York City Knights - zxc

1:46pm Friday 29th August 2014

JAMES HAYNES has paid for his heroics at Hunslet - potentially being sidelined for the all-important play-offs.

Knights' James Ford eager to end playing career on a high

York Press: James Ford gets tackled high by Joe Worthington  
Swinton Lions v York City Knights challenge cup game held at The Leigh Sporting Village on the06/04/2014
PIC BY MARK CLAYTON
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12:23pm Thursday 28th August 2014

JAMES FORD insists he is to hang up his boots at the end of this season - and is desperate to go out on a promotion high.

Ryan’s mighty as top Knights scoop awards double

York Press:

1:03pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

YORK City Knights' wonderful comeback win at arch-rivals Hunslet Hawks has been capped by an accolade double.

Knights hero James Haynes admits he wanted to "cry for his mum"

York Press: York City Knights - zxc

1:12pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

HEROIC James Haynes admitted he wanted to “cry for his mum” as he played through the pain barrier to help York City Knights seal top spot in Championship One.

Boss Gary Thornton hails "terrific spirit" as York City Knights fight back to beat promotion rivals Hunslet Hawks and all but seal top spot

York Press: Jubilant York City Knights players celebrate their comeback victory over Hunslet HawksPicture: Gordon Clayton

1:20pm Monday 18th August 2014

“IT was never in doubt!” So declared Gary Thornton, tongue in cheek, after watching his York City Knights side score two converted tries in the last five minutes to win 20-18 at Hunslet and all but secure the Championship One league leaders’ crown.

Hunslet Hawks 18, York City Knights 20

York Press: York City Knights' James Ford touches down in the first half against Hunslet HawksPicture: Gordon Clayton

8:20pm Sunday 17th August 2014

WHEN York City Knights last won the third tier title, the then National League Two in 2005, they did so courtesy of a momentous comeback at South Leeds Stadium.

Knights hit back ahead of crunch tie against Hunslet

York Press: LUKE WHO'S SIGNED FOR HUNSLET: Hard-hitting Luke Hardbottle, a tackling machine in his time at York, is returning to England early next month after three years in Australia - and will join arch-rivals Hunslet in time for the promotion play-offs

1:39pm Saturday 16th August 2014

GARY THORNTON has hit back in the battle of wills against arch-rivals Hunslet by declaring squads, structures and spirit win titles – not late-in-the-day new signings.

Knights aim for Hawks hat-trick

York Press:

1:12pm Saturday 16th August 2014

YORK City Knights boss Gary Thornton insists his team will go all out for a Hawks hat-trick tomorrow - despite knowing a bonus point would be enough for top spot.

Castleford hit Knights with double blow

York Press: York City Knight's Ben Reynolds during the match against Hunslet Hawks. Picture : Garry Atkinson (9268992)

1:50pm Thursday 14th August 2014

PARTNER club Castleford have hit York City Knights with a double-whammy ahead of their "biggest game of the year" - recalling in-form dual-registration duo Ben Reynolds and Brad Day.


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