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

York Press: York City Knights - zxc

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

York Press: York City Knights - zxc

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.

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.

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.

Time for classic look to be back in vogue

York Press: A  computerised version of the Knights’ new ‘Hall of Fame’ heritage kit to be worn as a one-off in the league match against Hunslet Hawks in July

10:22am Saturday 15th June 2013

IT seems York City Knights have been getting shirty this week – but in a good way. (Yes I know that pun was poor.)

Injury-hit Matty Nicholson targets mid-August return to Knights ranks

York Press: York City Knights forward Matty Nicholson

8:10am Saturday 8th June 2013

IT’S been a year of pain for Matty Nicholson but, finally, the York City Knights prop can see the light at the end of the tunnel.

Back-to-form ace Simon Brown kickstarts awards charge

York Press: York City Knights duo Jonny Presley, left, and Tom Carr, right, receive their Press Player of the Month awards

8:00am Saturday 8th June 2013

SIMON BROWN’S spectacular return to form in York City Knights’ win over Doncaster saw him climb the table in The Press Player of the Year standings.

City crowd showed way – now Thornton wants Knights supporters to do same

9:00am Saturday 1st June 2013

YORK City might not have had the best of seasons but Knights boss Gary Thornton is hoping the city’s rugby league followers can at least take a leaf out of their football counterparts’ book.

Jonny Presley stands out in a month of Mayhem

York Press: Half-back Jonny Presley

9:00am Saturday 1st June 2013

MAY has been an awful month for the Knights with four defeats from four but on a personal level it’s not been too bad for Jonny Presley.

Fight is on to save Knights’ community department

York Press: Kriss Brining, who has come from playing for his school in Scarborough through the pathway into the Knights first team

9:31am Saturday 25th May 2013

JACK STEARMAN is cutting a frustrated figure at present given the shock news that York City Knights’ community development office is under threat. But it seems his biggest concern is not his own future but that of the player pathway in place for youngsters in the area.

Innovation or in a pickle – can RL changes work?

York Press: Castleford Tigers, the last team to enjoy the thrill of promotion to rugby league’s top table, in 2007

10:57am Saturday 18th May 2013

RUGBY league fans may have noticed consultation has begun over a new shake-up to the league structure. (There have been a few years since the last so one was overdue, he says sarcastically).

Sacre bleu, will this be beneficial?

York Press: York City Knights’ Tom Carr celebrates his last-gasp try in the Tetley’s Challenge Cup win over Blackbrook. Picture: Gordon Clayton

9:00am Saturday 11th May 2013

IT seems this trip to the south of France might end up being a bit more ooh agh bah than oo la la.

‘Distraction’ has its own attraction on the Rail way

York Press: Gary Thornton

10:21am Saturday 4th May 2013

MEANINGLESS competition or a bona fide chance of glory? It’s fair to say the Northern Rail Cup has divided opinion in the past but York City Knights boss Gary Thornton is firmly in the latter camp when it comes to assessing the merits of rugby league’s main second tier competition.

Parkside memories come flooding back

12:40pm Saturday 27th April 2013

A DECENT turnout of Knights fans is expected at Hunslet Hawks’ John Charles Stadium tomorrow – and it will be bolstered by the old guard that played in Hunslet’s last-ever game at the famous old Parkside ground.

Knights chasing Cup rewards

York Press: Jack Lee

10:06am Saturday 20th April 2013

VICTORY tomorrow could well see York City Knights make a financial loss on the day – but, don’t worry, they should still end up quids in.

York ace Ed Smith’s a homegrown hero in making

York Press: Ed Smith dives over the try-line for York City Knights in their Easter Monday defeat at Barrow in the Kingstone Press Championship

12:32pm Saturday 13th April 2013

KNIGHTS boss Gary Thornton hasn’t ruled out a Super League future for Ed Smith – but believes local legend status could await the homegrown ace should he remain at Huntington Stadium.

Tim Rumford lifted by Blackbrook cup challenge

12:30pm Saturday 13th April 2013

YORK City Knights’ almighty scare against Blackbrook ARLC in the Tetley’s Challenge Cup has given lower level amateur rugby league a big shot in the arm, according to Heworth ARLC boss Tim Rumford.

Fling for fringe to free Freer from fear

York Press: Gary Thornton

8:31am Saturday 6th April 2013

GARY THORNTON perhaps faces a balancing act this weekend of using tomorrow’s Tetley's Challenge Cup tie to get a few players up to speed – while not threatening an embarrassing slip on the Blackbrook banana skin.

So who has caught the eye in March?

9:55am Saturday 30th March 2013

IT is The Press Player of the Month time following yesterday’s match against Featherstone, but before then it’s time for a Press Player of the Year update.

York lauds first Hall of Famers

York Press: Former York RL stars Gary Smith and Geoff Pryce  display their Hall of Fame certificates. Pictures: Charles Peart

9:50am Saturday 23rd March 2013

AND a great night was had by all. It might be a cliché but that line sums up last week’s Hall of Fame sportsman’s dinner at Huntington Stadium, at which more than £2,000 was raised for York City Knights’ squad builder fund.

Nuffield come on board to sponsor Knights under-20s

York Press: Stacey Brunton, Debby Hardy and Alyson Liversedge of Nuffield Health with York City Knights under-20s player Ryan Gallacher and commercial manager Ross Potter

10:53am Saturday 16th March 2013

YORK City Knights have been boosted by a new main sponsorship deal for their under-20s team. Nuffield Health York Hospital have come on board for 2013, with the Knights hoping the partnership will be “long-lasting and mutually beneficial”.

Hall mark of York RL class

York Press: Kiwi superstar Tawera Nikau starred for York RL in the early 1990s but is not eligible for the club’s soon-to-be-inducted Hall of Fame

10:44am Saturday 9th March 2013

INTEREST in the new York Rugby League Club Hall of Fame continues to grow as we head towards the big day – thanks to readers of The Press.

Jack Aldous is player of the month

York Press: Jack Aldous

11:41am Saturday 2nd March 2013

SAM SCOTT was named in Rugby League World magazine’s Team of the Month for February earlier this week – but he has been pipped to the post for the York City Knights Player of the Month award as voted for by readers of The Press.

Memories fired up by Hall of Fame debate

York Press: Graham Steadman

10:26am Saturday 23rd February 2013

IT is only three weeks until the first inductees into the York Rugby League Hall of Fame are announced, and interest in it seems to be growing.

Help needed from Knights fans to reunite 1973 side for away day

11:35am Saturday 16th February 2013

LAST week this column asked fans to delve into their memory banks in readiness for York Rugby League Club’s first-ever Hall of Fame – and we’re going to do it again today.

Hall to aim for in club’s new bow to an eternal Fame

York Press: Rich Hayes

10:28am Saturday 9th February 2013

RIGHT, we’re going to kick off the new season of York City Knights diary pages with long overdue news – a York Rugby League Hall of Fame is to be created imminently.

Peers pay tribute to Spuggy’s super career

York Press: Chris Thorman after playing against old mate Robbie Hunter-Paul, then with Leigh

11:30am Saturday 1st September 2012

“I couldn’t hold a candle to the guy,” says Kiwi legend Robbie Hunter-Paul.

Knights unveil ticket prices

11:25am Saturday 25th August 2012

YORK City Knights have effectively cut season-ticket and vice-president prices for the new-look 2013 season.

Obstructing justice is a problem – Thorman

York Press: PROP STAR: Adam Sullivan, who kept alive The Press Player of the Year race with his man-of-the-match show at Halifax, despite his ongoing knee trouble

10:11am Saturday 18th August 2012

CHRIS THORMAN has called for Rugby Football League chiefs to clarify the obstruction rule – but stopped short of slamming refereeing standards – after being left angered by a controversial call at Halifax that arguably turned last week’s game.

Notable landmark for durable prop idol Sully

York Press: Adam Sullivan scores against Leigh this season

10:26am Saturday 11th August 2012

THE total now stands at 150 and counting – no mean feat for York City Knights ’ “Mr Consistency”.



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