Jack Aldous reclaims Press Player of the Year Award

York Press: York City Knights v Oldham. Jack Aldous.
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9:58am Saturday 4th October 2014

WELL, it couldn't really have been any closer - but Jack Aldous is the new The Press Player of the Year.

Farewell - again - to a mixed bag of 25 years

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11:26am Saturday 27th September 2014

IT'S a bit like saying an emotional long goodbye before starting a new better life somewhere new... only to pop back five minutes later to check the windows are shut... and again five minutes later because you've forgotten your coat.

Knights need you to roar them to glory

York Press:

12:22pm Saturday 20th September 2014

THE call has well and truly gone out for the good folk of York to get behind the Knights this weekend as their push for promotion reaches fever pitch.

Try to figure way to combat Knights' threat

York Press:

11:00am Saturday 13th September 2014

LET'S start this week's column with a quick teaser: which York City Knights player has the best try-scoring ratio for the Huntington Stadium club this season?

Knights' team prize to cap awards time of year

York Press:

1:12pm Saturday 6th September 2014

IT is awards time at York City Knights – and here’s hoping the feel-good factor will continue through the upcoming play-offs.

Smith clan dominate local heroes parade

York Press: York City Knights' Pat Smith punches the air in celebration after a Ben Reynolds try against Hunslet Hawks

1:55pm Saturday 30th August 2014

THE Smith family didn’t half have reason to celebrate last night – and the same goes by proxy for York’s amateur rugby league scene.

Phenomenal Lee to sheer power of TEN

York Press: York City Knight's Jack Lee dives over to score a try during the match against Hunslet Hawks. Picture : Garry Atkinson (9571223)

11:30am Saturday 23rd August 2014

AFTER all the hullabaloo a couple of weeks ago over captain Jack Lee’s decision to sign for dastardly Hunslet for next season, and then all the pre-match talking points this time last week ahead of York City Knights' big top-of-the-table clash with the Hawks, this column was unable to eulogise over hooker Lee's superb try-scoring run.

Is playing the system playing the game?

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1:09pm Saturday 16th August 2014

SOME say it's panic buying, some say wise recruitment when it matters. It might also have been a case of right time, right place.

Jack’s move is a big deal for Knights

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

12:20pm Saturday 9th August 2014

WELL, what a week that was - not least for Jack Lee. This column was all geared up to eulogise over his record-breaking try-scoring run, but that's kind of been pushed to one side.

Tweets up to speed on stadium progress

York Press:

2:27pm Saturday 2nd August 2014

THE whole saga with the new Community Stadium was back in the news this week (well, it’s been a while since it was last in there) – and it sparked a short but comical exchange on social media.

Attending to attendances

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12:08pm Saturday 26th July 2014

THE Knights finally got reward off the field last week for their ongoing efforts on the field this year - the first four-figure gate at Huntington Stadium for 13 months and only the third since the end of 2011.

On-rise Reynolds proving a dual-reg success

York Press:

12:07pm Saturday 26th July 2014

IT'S probably fair to say the Knights dual-registration partnership with Castleford has been better than last year's with Hull - and Ben Reynolds has played no small part in that.

Flashback to glory of Knights gone by

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12:18pm Saturday 19th July 2014

WHO can think about any game against Oldham without casting their minds back to one of the most glorious episodes in the history of York City Knights?

Testing the team’s mettle

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

12:19pm Saturday 12th July 2014

AS one challenge comes to an end, so another one begins. And both could be defining periods of York City Knights' season, according to boss Gary Thornton.

No home comforts? We’ll simply carry on

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11:33am Saturday 5th July 2014

FIVE weeks in mid-season without a home game - it can lead to issues for any club in the Championships.

Knights' Benn Hardcastle sidelined by bad timing

York Press: Half-back Benn Hardcastle, who finds himself out of the York City Knights side again through no real fault of his own

11:30am Saturday 28th June 2014

YORK City Knights might be short on fit props right now, but it’s just the opposite in the pivotal positions – where Benn Hardcastle in particular must be cursing his luck.

Knights chief praises big game hunters

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12:01pm Saturday 21st June 2014

THEY may be barely out of short trousers in some cases, but York City Knights boss Gary Thornton can't help but be impressed with the big game mentality of his developing side.

Look who may await if the Knights go up

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10:33am Saturday 14th June 2014

HEAD coach Gary Thornton says it’s little more than an aside at York City Knights right now – but what an additional incentive they’ve been given to win promotion.

Who’s in your best Huntington thirteen?

York Press: York City Knights' Pat Smith punches the air in celebration after a Ben Reynolds try against Hunslet Hawks

10:46am Saturday 7th June 2014

RIGHT, time to get your thinking caps on again.

Special time for Smith brothers

York Press: York City Knights' Jack Lee dives over to score a try against Hunslet Hawks

12:13pm Saturday 31st May 2014

PAT SMITH says he is enjoying his club rugby league better than ever at present - helped by some brotherly love.

Marching on with our love-hate relationship

York Press: York City Knights celebrate a try during their Kingstone Press Championship One victory over hosts Hunslet Hawks earlier this season

1:13pm Saturday 24th May 2014

IT might only seem like yesterday but it is now almost half a decade since York City Knights’ rivalry with Hunslet Hawks reached its new level and “arch” status.

Is amateur DR right for player progress?

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10:46am Saturday 17th May 2014

MICK RAMSDEN agrees York City Knights' upcoming reserves need to get on the pitch and into match action on a regular basis - but isn't sure loaning them to local amateur clubs is the answer.

Rhodes calls for loan review

York Press: Jack Lee steals the ball in a tackle before touching down against London Skolars

11:26am Saturday 10th May 2014

SCOTT RHODES reckons rugby league in the Minster city could receive a two-way boost if more York City Knights reserve players turned out in the local amateur arena.

Pair of Jacks remain aces in York City Knights pack

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12:06pm Saturday 3rd May 2014

HE used to have a monopoly on these things so it was probably about time Jack Aldous picked up another personal award - albeit at skipper Jack Lee's cost.

Elliott and Craig shine for Knights reserves

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12:04pm Saturday 3rd May 2014

WINGER George Elliott might have been dropped to the reserves this week but he laid claim for a quick recall as York City Knights’ second string continued winning form against Halifax Under-20s.

Science faction’s food (nutrition) for thought

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10:59am Saturday 26th April 2014

SO, we have another weekend off - but will it be good for York City Knights.

Lee leading way in race for award

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10:59am Saturday 19th April 2014

JACK LEE collected his Press Player of the Month award ahead of last week’s game against Oxford - and he has duly kept a commanding lead in the Press Player of the Year standings.

Captain Jack pips Pat, Pato and Prez in poll

York Press: CAPTAIN JACK: Hooker Jack Lee, who has won The Press Player of the Month for award for March and continued his good form with this try and the man-of-the-match accolade against Swinton last week

1:00pm Saturday 12th April 2014

IT was a very close call and one which may lead to some debate but Jack Lee has claimed the first The Press Player of the Month award for 2014.

Record start - now to make it continue

York Press: SLIDING IN: York’s Scott Rhodes scores the late winning try in a Park Lane mudbath, in the last Challenge Cup tie between the Knights and Swinton, in 2006

11:23am Saturday 5th April 2014

THREE league games, three wins. Four games in all, four wins. Believe it or not, never before have York City Knights got off to such a good start to a new season since re-forming in 2003.

Knights history flares in the time of March

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12:34pm Saturday 29th March 2014

LOTS seems to happen to York Rugby League Club at the end of March - and it's fair to say the closure of Clarence Street, exactly 25 years ago, is right up there as momentous occasions.

First Knights player of the month for 2014

York Press: Jonny Presley pictured with the ball

12:37pm Saturday 29th March 2014

ANYWAY, back to the modern day and the Knights' super start to the season.

Hall of Fame dinner to mark 30th anniversary of great Cup run

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11:29am Saturday 22nd March 2014

"WE were robbed!" So says Gary Hall, chairman of KISS, the Knights Independent Supporters Society, of the day York Rugby League Club so nearly reached Wembley for the first and only time since the war.

Success is made in York by York for York

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12:58pm Saturday 15th March 2014

IT went largely unnoticed at the time but it is very much worth mentioning - and indeed highlighting - that last week’s momentous win over Hunslet was made in York, by York, for York.

It’s time to honour Minster city legends

York Press: The new inductees to the York RL Hall of Fame could include club legends such as Richie Hayes

11:25am Saturday 8th March 2014

WE kicked off the Knights Diary pages last year with news that a Hall of Fame was being created to honour the greatest players in York Rugby League Club history.

Starting the year as we hope to go on

York Press: Defender David McGurk, right, who has gone joint-top of The Press Player of the Year leaderboard alongside Josh Carson

12:38pm Saturday 18th January 2014

YORK City, believe it or not, will equal a club record if they can beat Bristol Rovers this afternoon.

Wales way no longer as rocky a path for Steve Torpey

York Press: York City players, including Neil Barrett, may  outnumber a Newport raider, but the Welsh team pounded City almost precisely three years ago

7:00am Saturday 19th October 2013

STEVE Torpey travelled to Newport yesterday knowing York City are better prepared for their trip to South Wales than they were during his one-match caretaker spell as manager back in 2010.

Gut stuff flows out of Knights adversity

8:00am Saturday 31st August 2013

TWO things have become apparent in the second half of this week and the first is that the word ‘gutted’ really does have a new definition these days.

All change except for barren Knights

York Press: Dave Sutton touches down to seal the Knights’ last away league win at Doncaster some 790 days ago

9:41am Saturday 24th August 2013

AMY WINEHOUSE and Colonel Gaddafi were both still alive, and Bin Laden had only recently been buried at sea.

Time now for true colours

York Press: James Ford models the specially adapted heritage shirt the Knights will wear in the pivotal clash against Hunslet tomorrow

10:12am Saturday 17th August 2013

IT has been labelled the most important match in York City Knights’ 11 years of life. It is quite ironic, then, that an encounter that has long been promoted as a “heritage match”, celebrating York’s rugby league history, could have such a profound effect on its future.

Knights fans ‘grim’ and bear it

York Press: One of the few plusses for the Knights away to Swinton was the return of Matty Nicholson. Picture: Gordon Clayton

11:06am Saturday 10th August 2013

IT wasn’t all that long ago that York City Knights fans were talking about the Kingstone Press Championship play-offs. Seven games without a win later, and it’s all doom, gloom, doomier gloom and gloomier doom.

Relegation battle hotting up heading into last month of campaign

York Press: Knights v Swinton earlier this season. Now their second clash will be a pivotal encounter

8:00am Saturday 3rd August 2013

A QUICK look at the fixtures remaining in the relegation run-in and it is easy to get a headache trying to work out the different permutations.

Returning hero Dougie’s player of month gong

8:00am Saturday 3rd August 2013

DOUGIE FLOCKHART will be back for York City Knights tomorrow boosted by The Press Player of the Month accolade.

Knights in nod to the past with amber and black kit design for 2014

York Press: Knights amber and black kit design for 2014

8:00am Saturday 3rd August 2013

THE Knights’ kit suppliers for 2014 to 2016 will be Fi-Ta sportswear. The Sydney-based company are producing the new home and away kits, plus a range of leisurewear.

After nine years with the Knights, general manager Ian Wilson is set to move on

York Press: Ian Wilson

10:27am Saturday 27th July 2013

AN end of an era is afoot in the York City Knights offices – with general manager Ian Wilson soon to step down after nine years with the club.

Another step on road to controversial split

10:41am Saturday 20th July 2013

CHAMPIONSHIP clubs met this week to discuss the proposed restructure of professional rugby league’s leading tiers – though York City Knights were unfortunately unable to proffer their tuppeneth.

Jack Latus flies up player of year leaderboard

York Press: Jack Latus

10:40am Saturday 20th July 2013

JACK LATUS has risen somewhat in The Press Player of the Year standings.

Back when never was no option

York Press: Johnny Jordan in his schooldays

10:06am Saturday 13th July 2013

AS John Jordan appeals today for the return of his father Johnny’s runners-up medal from the 1931 Challenge Cup final, it’s worth taking another look at the feats of the only York RL side ever to reach the final of rugby league’s showpiece cup competition.

Don’t smile, you’re on candid camera (again)

York Press: How the Evening Press, as we were known then, reported the controversy over the video ref decision which effectively denied the Knights promotion in 2004

10:05am Saturday 6th July 2013

SO is anyone still peeved by Thursday night’s shenanigans? It’s fair to say neither man-in-the-middle Chris Leatherbarrow nor video ref Ian Smith will be on York City Knights’ Christmas card list this year.

No easy answers as Rugby Football League prepares to shake up game

York Press: Danny Brough, right, celebrating with Josh Charnley after the latter scored for England in the International Origin match a year ago

10:52am Saturday 29th June 2013

HANDS up who is following the rugby league restructuring saga. Well, there was another twist this week as the controversial split league option currently on the table was amended.

Model route to the future

York Press: Sam Scott

11:55am Saturday 22nd June 2013

IT was interesting to note this week that the overwhelming majority of players want Super League to revert to 12 teams and for the game to bring back one-up-one-down between the top tier and the Championship.


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