My Second Team: Huddersfield Town

Posted by on Aug 31, 2016 in My Second Team | 7 Comments
My Second Team: Huddersfield Town

I was born in York. The house I grew up in was a ten-minute walk from Bootham Crescent. I went to school in York while Liverpool were the glamour side of the time and Manchester United hadn’t won anything in donkeys years. Both had their charms, of course, and came with peer pressure but Bootham Crescent was where I got my first taste of live football and where I keep …

The Argument: In 2016, Football is as Political as Ever

Posted by on Jan 5, 2016 in The Argument | One Comment
The Argument: In 2016, Football is as Political as Ever

Write a piece about something that is bugging you” about the game. Blimey, where do you start? Footballs on plinths, rampant corruption, automatic bookings for taking your shirt off, the pointlessness of football phone-ins, York City in the mire of sub-mediocrity? The choice is endless and picking just one thing out is a thankless task. And yet…

The notion that football and politics do not mix is absurd. …

Enough Already for this York Supporter

Posted by on Jan 2, 2014 in Uncategorized | One Comment
Enough Already for this York Supporter

With twelve games of last season remaining, the board of York City issued a statement saying that, with the club four points and four places from the League 2 relegation zone, results had to improve or there’d be changes. That was a grave worry. If it had said that performances had to improve, then fair enough, but to look only at results was and always is short-sighted. In short, …

Book Review: York City: Fighting Back

Posted by on Nov 5, 2013 in Book Review | No Comments
Book Review: York City: Fighting Back

York City: Fighting Back by Dave Flett
Published by Amberley Publishing
2013, £14.99
ISBN: 978-1445614083

Life as a York City fan has largely been a predictable state of affairs down the years. Turn up, watch them be moderate to crap for 90 minutes, go home — simple. The glories are fleeting and to be clung to for far longer than is probably healthy and for the most part of …

Uneasiness Creeps In as Worthington Arrives at York

Posted by on Mar 7, 2013 in Uncategorized | 3 Comments
Uneasiness Creeps In as Worthington Arrives at York

Life moves pretty fast, quoth 1980s philosopher Ferris Bueller. Life in football moves even quicker. Less than an hour after York City and Bradford City trooped off the Bootham Crescent pitch following the latter’s 2-0 win, York had parted company with the manager. Less than 48 hours later, a new man was in position.

I’d barely got to the bottom of post-match pint number two when the news regarding …

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