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BLACK TIE AFFAIR: Some of the Knights party at the Kingstone Press Championships awards ceremony at Manchester's plush Midland Hotel. From left, assistant-coach Neil Hinchsliff, team manager Will Leatt, Young Player of the Year nominee Greg Minikin, back-

DIARY: Justice for Minikin, try charts, and importance of youth/reserves set-up

TEAM GAME: York City Knights head coach James Ford addresses his squad during last week's clash with North Wales Picture: Gordon Clayton

Knights diary: Ford thrives during trying times

AUGUST ACCOLADE: Jonny Presley, The Press Player of the Month

DIARY: Player of the Month revealed, Kriss Brining's Challenge Cup achievement, personal milestones and road block news

IN-FORM: The Press Player of the Year contender Ed Smith tries to evade Matt Reid during the Knights' clash with North Wales Crusaders at Elmpark WayPicture: Gordon Clayton

Home fires: what needs to happen for the Knights to bag a play-off at Bootham Crescent

DAD: Alex Godfrey, left, celebrates his match-winning try as York City Knights beat Featherstone in a memorable 2004 Challenge Cup tie, despite having played most of the game a man down

City's Ben Godfrey a York sport chip off the old block

Jermaine Coleman, London Skolars' player-coach

Guess who James Ford reckons should be Coach of the Year (clue: he's not at a promotion-seeking club)

PAT ON THE BACK: Knights second-row Josh Tonks, who is to be congratulated on his 100th career appearance tomorrow

Ton up for Tonks

POINTS TO PONDER: York City Knights head coach James Ford, who says he is focusing on his team's run-in game by game, rather than trying to predict where play-off rivals will win or drop points

The play-off picture: rivals' remaining fixtures, predictions of points tallies, and York's points-difference advantage

ACCOLADE: Ed Smith, pictured scoring against Newcastle in the victory on July 19, is the new Press Player of the Month

July player of the month unveiled - awards ceremony details - north/south divide - milestone for March

Kriss Brining outside the Knights' new training facility

Good will aplenty as Knights players look to clean up

GYM NUT: Knights legend Mick Ramsden - friend and former Junior Mr England rival of Gladiators' Hunter

Bodybuilder Rammo loving the gym life as he recalls his old friendship and rivalry with Hunter off Gladiators

James Clare, on his arrival at Bradford Bulls

Clearing up dual-reg confusion plus James Clare's praise for the Knights

DIVING IN: James Clare scores one of his four tries against the All GoldsPicture: Anthony Chappel-Ross

Significant dual-reg decisions afoot for York City Knights - will the Cas lads stay?

TRAINING MATES: Knights players line up for a photo with York Acorn U14s after their training session together at Thanet Road

Response to Featherstone question underlines James Ford's commitment to York

York RL's international forward Edgar Dawson passes to Bob Coglan with Laurie Milner and Vic Yorke in support during a training session on Primrose Valley sands under the watchful eye of coach Bill Riley, on February 10, 1961

Tribute to York RL's late great Edgar Dawson

RECENT ARRIVAL: Michael Channing, one of the dual-reg incomers to be enjoying life at York despite the off-field trouble, scores against Rochdale in the victory that kicked off the team’s current winning sequence

Forward thinking as James Ford eyes big strides at York City Knights

Knights players mingle with lads from New Earswick All Blacks under-14s

What is there left in reserve for the homeless Knights?

TYPICAL POSE: The Knights' Colton Roche is in full flow to get away from the Swinton Lions

Knights diary: Watching brief fails to thrill Colton Roche

RISING STAR: Greg Minikin, who attracted the attention of St Helens - including England Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook, left - during last month’s Challenge Cup tie at Langtree ParkPicture: John Rushworth

Head coach Ford discusses man-of-the-moment Minikin's future at York

CONTRIBUTION: James Clare scored a try on his dual-registration appearance for York City Knights

Knights diary: The old dual-reg chestnut

APRIL BLOSSOMS: York’s Josh Tonks, left, in action at Keighley in early April, since when he has shot up to the top of The Press Player of the Year standings

Knights diary: April blossom puts Tonks top of the tree

HAYNES REIGNS: James Haynes, pictured cutting through the Oxford ranks for a try earlier in the season, can't wait for St Helens

Knights diary: Saints showdown is Super-cool for James

Ex-York favourites who played for All Blacks in last week’s charity match, back row from left, Rich Hayes, Garry Atkins, Chris Hopcutt, Mick Ramsden and Mark Cain; front, Chris Judge and Darren Callaghan

Knights diary: Charity match pride for York’s RL scene

ED OF THE PACK: In-form second-row Ed Smith is the early leader in The Press Player of the Year standings and the winner of the first Player of the Month gong of this season

Knights diary: Ed’s up as local star continues to blossom

SUPER SERVICE: Mick Ramsden, left, in action against Leigh in 1991 during the second of his three playing spells with his home-town club. He has also been on the backroom staff since hanging up his boots

Knights diary: Five-star honour at Hall of Fame dinner


Knights diary: Direct connection to aid Trust aspirations

Knights diary: Ref Ronnie kudos in Hall of Fame festivity

Knights diary: Ref Ronnie kudos in Hall of Fame festivity

York City Knights v Oldham. Jack Aldous.pic: Anthony Chappel-Ross (10583839)

Jack Aldous reclaims Press Player of the Year Award

The sun is setting on Huntington Stadium, York Rugby League Club’s home of the past quarter of a century

Farewell - again - to a mixed bag of 25 years

York City Knights fans gather in the city centre after the Knights’ previous title success in 2005. The club want similar support to see them to promotion via the play-offs after this year’s league-winning exploits

Knights need you to roar them to glory

Winger Ben Dent dives over the whitewash for one of his 19 tries this season

Try to figure way to combat Knights' threat

Jack Aldous, left, receives the Pryers Players’ Player of the Year award from ex-player Paul McDermott

Knights' team prize to cap awards time of year

Pat Smith celebrates another try and is mobbed by delighted team-mates

Smith clan dominate local heroes parade

York City Knight's Jack Lee dives over to score a try during the match against Hunslet Hawks.

Phenomenal Lee to sheer power of TEN

Richard Moore, playing for Wakefield versus Widnes, is the most notable of Hunslet’s deadline-week recruits ahead of the Championship One play-offs

Is playing the system playing the game?

York City Knights’ Colton Roche is The Press Player of the Month for July

Jack’s move is a big deal for Knights

A computerised image of what the new Community Stadium might look like (although no confirmed designs for the new ground have yet been unveiled and so it probably won’t look like this at all)

Tweets up to speed on stadium progress

Attending to attendances

Ben Reynolds

On-rise Reynolds proving a dual-reg success

Wayne Reittie races clear to score the first try as York City Knights began to take control in their Grand Final victory over Oldham in 2010. Picture: Gordon Clayton

Flashback to glory of Knights gone by

York City Knights forward Colton Roche, who is benefitting personally from the club’s link-up with Castleford Tigers

Testing the team’s mettle

Iain Morrison forces his way through the Gateshead defence during the Knights’ last game at Huntington Stadium - some 35 days before their next

No home comforts? We’ll simply carry on

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

Knights' Benn Hardcastle sidelined by bad timing

Tyler Craig earns a pat on the back from his team mates after scoring a try against Gateshead

Knights chief praises big game hunters

Bradford Bulls lift the Super League trophy at Old Trafford in 2005. It was unthinkable not too long ago that York could be in same league as the Odsal powerhouses

Look who may await if the Knights go up

IN IT TOGETHER: Player of the Month Pat Smith punches the air as the Knights celebrate man of the match Ben Reynolds' try against Hunslet Hawks

Who’s in your best Huntington thirteen?

York City Knights’ Jack Lee dives over to score a try against Hunslet Hawks

Special time for Smith brothers

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

Marching on with our love-hate relationship

Former York Acorn junior Tim Stubbs

Is amateur DR right for player progress?

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

Rhodes calls for loan review

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