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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 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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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 represented the Republic of Ireland. Interview with Dan Tait, edited by Keith Lea.    

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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 Harve as well as representing the Republic of Ireland before achieving cult status at Sunderland for scoring in every round on the way to the FA Cup Final in 1992. If you enjoy these podcasts, please consider donating to justgiving.com/yorkhospitalradio

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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. Interview conducted by Dan Tait, edited and produced by Keith Lea. If you enjoy these podcasts then please consider donating to www.justgiving.com/yorkhospitalradio  

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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 Clough. If you enjoy the podcasts then please consider donating to www.justgiving.com/yorkhospitalradio

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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.com/yorkhospitalradio.

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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 York City XI. This interview was conducted by Dan Tait, edited and produced by Keith Lea and proudly sponsored by Playfootball.  

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