Tag: York City

York City’s Tense End of Season

With the end of the season fast approaching, one might think that a football club with half a chance of promotion could do without the distraction of being put up for sale. At a time of the year when all focus might be expected to be placed upon what’s happening on the pitch, instability of any sort behind the scenes within a club seems considerably more likely to have a destabilising effect than anything else, and we all know the extent to which the margins between success and failure can be extremely narrow indeed. Considering the last few seasons...

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The Continuing Tailspin of York City 

Three minutes into stoppage-time at Prenton Park last Saturday, a header from Tranmere Rovers’ James Norwood proved to be a goal of no little National League significance. Not only did this goal keep the home side well and truly in touch with a title race that  has narrowed considerably over the last few weeks, but it also marked something symbolic at the other end of the table, where a win for North Ferriby United against Gateshead shunted York City, who conceded that late, late goal on Merseyside, to the bottom of the table. It’s been eighteen matches now since...

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The Inevitable York City Follow-Up

The idea that non-league football largely consists of men with beer bellies kicking a football around between puffs on their Benson & Hedges is a hopelessly outdated one, but that isn’t to say that it doesn’t exist. Countless clubs, both in the Football League and at the top end of non-league football, have fallen into this trap before, but nothing seems to stop it from repeating itself. This isn’t, however, always the reason why clubs fail to beat lower ranked opposition. Sometimes, the players that compete against these butchers, bakers and candlestick makers just aren’t good enough. This seemed...

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York City: The Lights Go Out On The Minster Family

It hasn’t been a particularly happy couple of years for the supporters of York City. Promotion back to the Football League through the play-offs ended an eight year spell in the Football Conference which seemed to prove the now widely held belief that the divisions into which football clubs are relegated tend to be more difficult to get out of in an upwardly direction than they are to tumble into in the first place. The club’s return to the Football League, however proved that to be somewhat short-lived, and at the end of last season York were relegated back...

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Wimbledon & York City Shred The Nerves At The Foot Of League Two

It is getting to the point of the season at which time starts to run out. The luxury of believing that our teams can afford to drop points starts to fade from view as we reach the home straight, and there are few other places in the whole of English football in which nerves are already in the air than at the bottom of League Two. Just four points separate the bottom seven clubs in the division, with variations in the patchiness of form of these clubs meaning that trying to predict which two may eventually slip through the trapdoor and into non-league football lays somewhere between being a tricky business and a fool’s errand. This also means that there a rather a lot of “six-pointers” between the clubs at the foot of the table, all of which means that there was plenty of good reason to be at Kingsmeadow yesterday afternoon for the match between Wimbledon and York City. These two clubs have both recently escaped the Blue Square Bet Premier through the play-offs, Wimbledon two years ago and York City last season. They arrived in that division from opposing directions, though, Wimbledon after their nine year rise from the Combined Counties League, whilst York dropped out of the Football League after an attempt at asset-stripping at the start of the last decade which nearly killed their club....

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