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Once again a York City select fan group get together to discuss all things regarding the minster men. Hot topics include the recent managerial change, the protest movement as well as the progress on the pitch. The opinions shared are of the supporters themselves and may not reflect the views of Hospital Radio. If you enjoy these podcasts please con…
 
Steve Watson made his pro debut for Newcastle and achieved the record of being their youngest ever debutant aged just 16, a record that still stands. That was the start of a journey that saw him play over 550 career games for Newcastle, Aston Villa, Everton, West Brom and Sheffield Wednesday. Here Steve reflects on his playing career including look…
 
The final section of the live event with Richard Brodie was dedicated to a supporters Q&A. Overall, the event raised nearly £300 for York Hospital Radio and the podcast has raised over £1200 during the past year. We have recently been nominated as a finalist in the Football Content Awards (Charitable campaign section), please consider voting before…
 
Richard Brodie was a huge favourite with York City fans and remains our most downloaded episode of the podcast. Following his initial interview Richard said there were many more stories to tell and thus we organised an opportunity to tell them via a live event at Haxby Sports Bar. After several cancellations due to covid, Richard Brodie live took p…
 
Providing the warm up for the main event, inspirational and passionate supporter Michael Miles entertained the audience with anecdotes of how he created the popular cult fanzine Y Front including how it developed into a twitter feed and a podcast. Michael also discusses mental health and the amazing art collaboration with local artist Sue Clayton. …
 
Barry Parker provided the soundtrack for many York City fans over many years as Radio York's first main commentator at Bootham Crescent. His quirky, unique style endeared him to supporters who heard him describe the highs and lows of York City in the 90s and 00s including winning at Old Trafford and Wembley. This episode is sponsored by City Cruise…
 
Not only does David Ward commentate on every York City game for Radio York, he is also a life long supporter of the club. Here David speaks about how his support grew alongside his media career, how he keeps his passion in check when broadcasting and his chemistry with regular summariser Iain Dunn. This episode is sponsored by City Cruises, was con…
 
Round table style discussion with Dan Tait, Mark Debnam, Ben Robinson and James Brown looking ahead to the new National League North season. Items on the agenda include the new stadium, new signings and those all important predictions. Held at Hospital Ball HQ/Dan's back garden, presented by Chris Morgan, recorded by Keith Lea and edited by James C…
 
'Not just talent' is the name of the blog created by this weeks guest, Jonathan Smith, strongly suggesting that you need more than that to succeed as a professional footballer. In this interview Jonathan outlines the sacrifices, the hard work and dedication that made him a success at Forest Green Rovers, York City, Swindon Town and Luton Town to na…
 
When Michael Coulson signed for York City in the summer of 2012, the club was on the crest of a wave having won promotion but four years later, Michael's last season, they were spiralling back into non-league. During that time period Michael was a real fan favourite from his all-action displays and penchant for wonder goals and here he speaks about…
 
When York City were facing a second successive relegation in the 99/00 season that would have seen them drop out of the football league, manager Terry Dolan turned to Alan Fettis, a goalkeeper he originally brought over from Northern Ireland for Hull City. Fettis himself, was frustrated with lack of opportunities at Blackburn Rovers, and the signin…
 
Few York City players have immediately endeared themselves to supporters after one touch but Jamie Reed's immediate control of a ball that came out of the sky at Bolton in the FA Cup in January 2011 did just that. If that wasn't enough Reed scored against arch rivals Luton Town not long after and became a key player during his time at Bootham Cresc…
 
Despite the 2020/21 season ending prematurely because of a null and void vote, there was plenty discuss between Mark Debnam, Dan Tait, James Charters and Ben Robinson about York City's recent past and future. With the club now in the new stadium the boys reflect on the season that never was; the financial impact on the club and where the team argua…
 
Any past or future polls about York City's greatest ever strikers will inevitably have Paul Barnes in the starting XI. Signing for £50,000 back in 1992, Barnes scored on his debut against Shrewsbury Town and never looked back, netting 85 goals in 179 appearances. His goals helped the club get promoted in 1993, go close again in 1994 and cemented hi…
 
Gary Ford played over 400 games for his hometown club York City and is a club legend for his key role in the successful side of the 1980's under Denis Smith. Ford scored against Liverpool in the FA Cup and scored 11 times during the record breaking 101 points season in 1983/84. Here Gary talks about the highs of his career both at York City and his…
 
Very few people have had the longevity in football that Paul Stancliffe has achieved. We are delighted to have Paul discuss his 45 year career in the game; playing and coaching. Over 700 career appearances, 5 promotions representing Rothertham United, Sheffield United, Wolverhampton Wanderers and York City, Paul has had a remarkable career. This ep…
 
When you make your first team debut at 17 on the back of several England U16 and U18 caps, you would think Russ Howarth's career was set up to be a long and prosperous one. However, by the age of 25, Russ decided he didn't want to continue in the game and here he discusses that football journey and the significant sliding doors moments that culmina…
 
This week Hospital Ball speaks to former striker Jason Walker whose two years at Bootham Crescent are fondly remembered by supporters. A £60,000 signing from promotion rivals Luton Town, Walker quickly became a fan favourite from his all-action displays as well as his goal-scoring feats which included the outrageous overhead kick against Grimsby To…
 
Very few players have progressed so quickly through the divisions as Martyn Woolford. Starting his professional career at York City, Martyn discusses how grateful he was that Billy McEwan and York City took a chance on a raw talent and how it lay the foundations for his career post Bootham Crescent. Interview conducted by Dan Tait, edited and produ…
 
This is a special podcast reviewing the season so far for York City in the eyes of supporters Dan Tait, James Charters, Mark Debnam and Ben Robinson. Presented by Chris Morgan this episode features thoughts on what has gone right and wrong so far in another unusual season due to the pandemic as well as favourite memories from Bootham Crescent. If y…
 
Slow and steady is how Lee Bullock described his arrival on the scene at York City but that understated journey is told in full here. Stories featured in this interview include winning a European U20s tournament, playing West Ham in the FA Youth Cup, first team debut at 17, facing a full-strength Man United in a friendly, experiencing the Jon Batch…
 
It is staggering to think that Martin Foyle only had one full season in charge of York City but his time was eventful and in the main, a really successful time. From taking on a side faltering towards regionalised football, Martin kept the club up in 2009 but also got them to the FA Trophy Final before moulding the squad into a much stronger, slick…
 
When Clayton Donaldson arrived at Bootham Crescent on a free transfer from Hull City few could have predicted the impact the striker would make. Not just notching an impressive 44 goals in 93 games, Clayton emerged as a real fan favourite with his raw pace and power giving optimism to supporters after two painful seasons. His partnership with Andy …
 
In an era where lower league footballers have short-term contracts, David McGurk's long association with York City playing under six different managers, is one of those exceptions to the rule. Initially joining in 2004 on loan when the club was at a low ebb, David quickly gained a reputation with supporters for his solid and consistent performances…
 
To celebrate the 25 year anniversary of the 2nd leg of York City's famous giant killing of Manchester United, here we have Nigel Pepper and Steve Tutill watching back extended highlights of the game at Bootham Crescent. We also include some supporter memories from that special evening. To get the full watchalong experience, load the following link …
 
Bonus pod taken from York Hospital Radio sports preview show of the 2020-21 season. Presented by Chris Morgan, City fans and Hospital Radio members Dan Tait, Mark Debnam, Paul Walton and James Charters discuss the impending new campaign for Steve Watson's Minster men including a review of the new signings, pre-season results, the affect of covid an…
 
25 years ago York City beat Manchester United 3-0 at Old Trafford in the League Cup 2nd Round 1st Leg. Here we watch back the highlights from that game with Captain Steve Tutill and Midfielder Nigel Pepper who give their insights into arguably York City's greatest ever night. We also have some fan memories from a number of podcast listeners who wen…
 
The two spells Adriano Moke played for York City had so many ups and downs. From the euphoria of being part of the 2012 double winning side to the gut wrenching relegation to regionalised football in 2017. Whilst he could divide opinions of supporters, Adriano played well over 100 games for the club, for four different managers up until his recent …
 
When Gary Mills sought a player with experience, leadership and a competitive edge, Scott Kerr ticked every box and arguably became one of his best ever signings. Scott Kerr became a mainstay and trusted player in the team right from his debut against Wimbledon in 2011. In this interview Scott talks about how much he enjoyed his time at Bootham Cre…
 
Iain Dunn fulfilled a boyhood dream playing for his hometown club having grown up a Junior Red, season ticket holder and ball boy but despite scoring on his debut, his time coincided with a less successful time for the club on the pitch, which pales into significance with the sudden death of team mate David Longhurst. Here Iain discusses all those …
 
Our first guest of the series is club legend Tony Canham, who only turned professional aged 25 but had over a decade at Bootham Crescent. Here he speaks about the famous cup games against Liverpool, his ultimate respect from playing alongside Keith Walwyn to his key role in the Play-off final win at Wembley in 1993. Interview conducted by Dan Tait,…
 
Bonus pod taken from York Hospital Radio sports review of the 2019-20 season where York City fell short of promotion having lost in the play-off semi-final. Presented by Chris Morgan and featuring the views of Dan Tait, Mark Debnam and James Charters. This is an in-depth look at the campaign; the highs and lows, the opinions on why the club fell sh…
 
This bonus episode features an interview with Dan Simmonite, York City's media man who gives an insight into behind the scenes at Bootham Crescent. This includes a nervy first interview with Gary Mills, winning over the board at interview by telling them everything that was wrong with fan engagement, the full story of the #promote2 campaign and how…
 
Jon McCarthy is without doubt one of York City's best ever players, leaving a lasting impression on supporters following five years service where he tormented full backs on a weekly basis. Here Jon speaks about his full York City career, his moves to Port Vale and Birmingham City as well representing Northern Ireland. This interview was conducted b…
 
Our guest this week needs little introduction after a long, successful career in both the Football League and latterly, Non-League. It's Jon's association with York City that takes centre stage here, looking back on his two spells at the club; one at the start of his career and the other at the end. Jon speaks about the highs and lows of his time a…
 
Richard Brodie arrived at York City as a relative unknown having impressed in an FA Cup qualifying Round against them but left for £250,000 three years later following a season where he scored an incredible 37 goals. Richard's career has taken in many clubs including a 2nd spell with York City and here he speaks openly and honestly about everything…
 
Dean Kiely is often talked about as one of York City's best ever goalkeepers. He will always be remembered for his crucial penalty save in York City's first ever Wembley appearance in the 1993 Play-Off Final. Here Dean discusses his time at Bootham Crescent as well as his career after where he played several Premier League games for Charlton and re…
 
John Byrne played a significant part in arguably York City's greatest ever team having become the first team in history to get over 100 points in a season. Here John talks about how he came to sign for York City, the battles he had in the early days to the successes under Denis Smith which catapulted his career. John discusses the moves to QPR, Le …
 
Gary Mills continues his in-depth reflection on his time at York City, this time the focus on his second spell at the club which involved suffering relegation to the National League North but winning the FA Trophy three weeks later. It also includes discussing his management at clubs in-between his spells at York with Gateshead and Wrexham. Intervi…
 
This special edition features former York City manager Gary Mills. Gary had two spells at the club and this episode covers his first in management at Bootham Crescent including the FA Cup run in 2011 and the Wembley twice success in 2012. Gary also talks about his successful playing career where he won two European Cups under the legendary Brian Cl…
 
This special episode features BBC's main football commentator, and more importantly, York City supporter Guy Mowbray who discusses his football education on the terraces of Bootham Crescent and his career in broadcasting. Interview by Dan Tait, edited and produced by Keith Lea. If you enjoy the podcasts, please consider donating to www.justgiving.c…
 
This week we interview Daniel Parslow who arrived at York City as a relative unknown youngster in 2006 and left a club legend having broken into the top 10 record of all-time appearances. Daniel discusses the highs of Wembley twice in 2012, the lows of relegation in 2017 and everything else in-between before finishing off revealing his all-time Yor…
 
This weeks guest is Richard Cresswell whose long and successful career started at York City where he also represented England at U21 level. Richard went onto play in the Premier League for Sheffield Wednesday, Leicester City and Stoke City. Richard's style and 100% effort has always endeared himself to supporters as fans of Preston North End, Leeds…
 
Nigel Pepper played over 200 games for York City in the 1990s which included key roles in the 1993 Wembley promotion team, beating Manchester United and Everton. Nigel left York City for Bradford City in 1997 where gained cult status after being a driving force in keeping them in Division One and scoring some memorable goals. Here Nigel talks openl…
 
Our final interview is with former Press journalist Dave Flett, who covered York City for well over a decade. Here he gives his honest appraisal of all the managers that have come and gone at Bootham Crescent, the infamous incident at Luton where he was banned from the press box as well as his take on how journalism has changed over the years. Inte…
 
This week's episode features Chris Jones; a former striker for the club who played a significant goal scoring role in the 1970's where the club reached the equivalent of what is now the Championship (the highest level in their history). This episode is sponsored by PlayFootball York. Interview with Dan Tait, recorded by Dennis McMahon and produced/…
 
Another in-depth conversation with a former York City Legend, this week its former Goalkeeper Michael Ingham who speaks about his time at the club. Covering everything from his time playing Irish football, his apprenticeship with Sunderland, time as an international footballer right the way through to Wembley twice. Sponsored by HP Plumbing https:/…
 
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