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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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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 went to the game. 

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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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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 departure. Here Adriano reflects on his time with the club as well as his football upbringing and moves in-between his spells at York City. This interview is the last in the series and is proudly sponsored by York Foot Golf. Interview conducted by Dan Tait, edited and produced by James Charters. 

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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 Crescent with both on and off the field representing some of the happiest times of his career. He also talks about his apprenticeship at Bradford City, the FA Cup run with Scarborough, long association with Lincoln as well as his involvement with the England C team. This episode is sponsored by York Foot Golf, was conducted by Dan Tait and edited/produced by James Charters. Please consider donating to the charity www.justgiving.com/yorkhospitalradio  

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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 up and downs from his time at Bootham Crescent as well his career resurrection at Huddersfield Town before coming full circle with a summarising role for BBC Radio covering York City games. 

This episode is sponsored by Hayley Owen Funeral Director. Anyone interested in sponsoring future episodes, please email outside.broadcasts@yorkhospitalradio.com 

Interview conducted by Dan Tait and edited and produced by James Charters. 

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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, edited and produced by James Charters. If you enjoy these podcasts then please consider donating to justgiving.com/yorkhospitalradio or sponsor an episode outside.broadcasts@yorkhospitalradio.com

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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 short and the future. Edited and produced by James Charters.

 

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If you would like to sponsor: outside.broadcasts@yorkhopsitalradio.com  

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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 he sees the future of York City from a media perspective. If you enjoy these podcasts please consider donating to www.justgiving.com/yorkhospitalradio

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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 by Dan Tait and edited/produced by James Charters. If you enjoy these podcasts please consider donating to https://justgiving.com/yorkhospitalradio

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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 at Bootham Crescent as well as stories from other teams he has played for. If you enjoy these podcasts then please consider donating via justgiving.com/yorkhospitalradio or sponsoring an episode (yorkhospitalball@gmail.com for enquiries). Interview conducted by Dan Tait, edited and produced by Keith Lea. 

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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 from his footballing journey. This interview was conducted by Dan Tait, edited and produced by Keith Lea and is sponsored by Beverley and Ken Thorpe. If you enjoy the podcasts please consider donating to the charity www.justgiving.com/yorkhospitalradio

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