AS a long standing York RL fan I can only voice my personal opinion about the latest community stadium delays (Stadium ‘won’t be ready in time for first game’, February 20).

It is disappointing, annoying, head scratching - all of these, yes.

But remember:

- York City Knights are in the best, most professional shape of their life

- We have a brilliant professional chairman, general manager, back office team and loads of volunteers

- We have a top class coach in James Ford

- The team are geared up to be competitive in the Championship, Sunday’s result against Barrow Raiders being good evidence

- We are in year two of a three-year plan and at least meeting if not exceeding all goals so far

- We are the only North Yorkshire-based professional RL club and have 150 years heritage in the city

- Our ladies team now play in SL

- Recently we became one of the founder member clubs of the Learning & Disability RL to be launched at end of May

- We WILL get our new stadium at some point - which, despite some fans not wanting to move, will create so many more opportunities for the club to flourish.

Stay on the Knights crusade and we will get there.

Up the Kneets.

Andy Knowles,

Vyner Street, York