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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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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 arguably need to improve for the start of 2021/22. This episode was produced and edited by James Charters and presented by Chris Morgan.

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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 his hero status with two goals at Old Trafford when the club beat Manchester United 3-0 in the League Cup in 1995. Here Paul looks back on his time at Bootham Crescent as well as his overall career highlights. 

This episode is sponsored by planning prospects. The interview was conducted by Dan Tait and edited/produced by James Charters. 

If you enjoy the podcasts then please consider donating via justgiving.com/yorkhospitalradio or texting 5YHB or 10YHB to 70450 to donate £5 or £10.  

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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 career post Bootham Crescent and the lows of having to retire early due to a knee injury. 

This episode is sponsored by Paul Bowser, the club historian, and author of Bootham Crescent a second home. The interview was edited and produced by James Charters and conducted by Dan Tait.

If you wish to donate to the charity then please text 5YHB to 70450, or visit justgiving.com/yorkhospitalradio

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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 episode is sponsored by planning prospects (planningprospects.co.uk) and was edited and produced by James Charters and conducted by Dan Tait. 

If you wish to donate to the charity then please text 5YHB to 70450, or visit justgiving.com/yorkhospitalradio

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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 culminated in that decision. 

Interview conducted by Dan Tait, edited and produced by James Charters. This episode is sponsored by Paul Bowser, Author and York City Club Historian. 

If you enjoy these podcasts, please consider donating to the charity: -

https://justgiving.com/yorkhospitalradio

Text: 5YHB or 10YHB to 70450  (texts cost number equivalent in pounds plus standard message rate) 

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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 Town; 1 of 15 Walker scored in his first three months at the club. Jason discusses everything about his time at York City as well as his wider career with the likes of Greenock Morton, Barrow, Luton and Ostersunds in Sweden. 

Interview conducted by Dan Tait, edited and produced by James Charters. This episode is sponsored by N&E Plastering Contractors (woodhouseplastering.com). 

If you enjoy these podcasts, please consider donating to the charity: -

https://justgiving.com/yorkhospitalradio

Text: 5YHB or 10YHB to 70450  (texts cost number equivalent in pounds plus standard message rate) 

 

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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 produced by James Charters. This episode is sponsored by N&E Plastering Contractors (woodhouseplastering.com). 

If you enjoy these podcasts, please consider donating to the charity: -

https://justgiving.com/yorkhospitalradio

Text: 5YHB or 10YHB to 70450  (texts cost number equivalent in pounds plus standard message rate) 

 

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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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