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Hospital Ball is a podcast for York Hospital Radio featuring in-depth interviews of former players and managers of York City Football Club

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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 you enjoy Hospital Ball please consider donating to the charity www.justgiving.com/yorkhospitalradio

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December 25, 2020

‘Best of’ the 00s

Since the year 2000 supporting York City has been a real rollercoaster from five trips to Wembley (2 FA Trophy wins and 1 promotion), FA Cup games against (then) Premier League sides Stoke and Bolton to suffering double relegation to the National League North. Here are Jon Parkin, Gary Mills, Dan Parslow, Scott Kerr, Richard Brodie, David McGurk and Michael Ingham giving their insights into York City during this era. 

Interviews conducted by Dan Tait, edited/produced by Keith Lea and James Charters.

Donations greatly received at justgiving.com/yorkhospitalradio

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December 25, 2020

‘Best of’ the 1990s

The 1990's was another eventful decade for York City with promotion achieved via the play-offs at the old Wembley Stadium in 1993, establishing a reputation for League Cup giant killing with wins over Manchester United and Everton before relegation back to the old Division 3 in 1999. Here, club legends Jon McCarthy, Nigel Pepper, Dean Kiely and Andy McMillan all give their insights into that period at Bootham Crescent. 

 

Interviews conducted by Dan Tait, edited/produced by Keith Lea and James Charters.

Donations greatly received

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December 25, 2020

‘Best of’ the 1980s

The 1980's was an eventful decade for York City Football Club from being the first club to ever achieve over 100 points, to famous FA Cup games against Arsenal and Liverpool. Our interviews with club legends John Byrne and Tony Canham, lead BBC Match of the Day commentator Guy Mowbray and fan/player/pundit Iain Dunn capture this period superbly. 

Interviews conducted by Dan Tait, edited and produced by Keith Lea and James Charters. 

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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 Batchelor era, becoming a key man in a faltering side before being sold on to coming back to the club in 2012, this interview packs a great deal of York City content not previously discussed on the podcast. 

This episode is sponsored by planning prospects. It was edited and produced by James Charters. The interview conducted by Dan Tait. If you enjoy the podcast please consider donating justgiving.com/yorkhospitalradio  

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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, slicker outfit that enjoyed a run to the FA Cup Third Round and the 2010 Play-off final. Here Martin reflects on his spell at Bootham Crescent, the impact he had on Richard Brodie, the reasons behind his exit early into the 2010-11 season, how he influenced the decision of his replacement and many more key insights.   

This interview was conducted by Dan Tait, edited and produced by James Charters. If you enjoy the episode please consider donating to justgiving.com/yorkhospitalradio.

This series is proudly sponsored by planning prospects who specialise in securing planning permission. Their website is planningprospects.co.uk

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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 Bishop was the most lethal outside the football league and even when Bishop left in 2006 Donaldson stepped up to fill the void and contributed massively to York City getting into the playoffs. By this point he had already signed a pre contract agreement with Hibs but despite the eventual playoff defeat and protracted exit from the club Clayton remains popular amongst fans and this is Clayton's honest reflection on all of those key events during his time at the club.

This interview was conducted by Dan Tait, edited and produced by James Charters. If you enjoy the episode please consider donating to justgiving.com/yorkhospitalradio.

This series is proudly sponsored by planning prospects who specialise in securing planning permission. Their website is planningprospects.co.uk

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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 which never waivered throughout his time at the club. Here David discusses his every season with the Minster men, including his iconic tackle at Luton Town in the 2010 Play-off semi-final which resulted in several attempts to take McGurk to Kenilworth Road. David also reveals his all-time XI and his remaining ambitions in the game now he is a manager.

This interview was conducted by Dan Tait, edited and produced by James Charters. The series is sponsored by planning prospects. Please check out their website planningprospects.co.uk and our donation page justgiving.com/yorkhospitalradio

 

 

 

 

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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 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vl7MvB6kweY&t=304s and reduce/turn off the video audio and press play in sync with the countdown on the podcast. 

Podcast sponsored by Haxby Sports Bar where this episode was recorded. Interview conducted by Dan Tait and edited/produced by Keith Lea. 

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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 and ultimately their predictions. Will hearts rule heads? 

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