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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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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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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. 

To get the full watchalong experience, load the following link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=neWTcTVIPRE 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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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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