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YORK CITY FC
I've been enjoying FM13 for a while and now decided to make a story, and I've chosen the mighty Minstermen.

Who are York City?
York City FC were founded in 1908 as an amatuer team, tey became professional in 1912, however they folded before the First Wld Wr and reformed in 1922. York City now play in the nPower League 2, after winning the Conference Play-off.

What have they won?
Not much, however the won the 2011/12 FA Trophy and the the Fourth Division in 83/84.

Why did I chose them?
Well, I wanted to start in League 2 and decided York ha a good-ish squad and decent budget. It was a straight shoot-out between thm and Accrington and I chose York.


FACILITIES

Nothing brilliant, but moving to a new stadium in 2015


Good amount for consolidation
Hoping this is succesful, not very good at FM as quite new to the game.
 
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I allowed my assistant to take the friendlies as I wanted to focus on buying and selling players. I also got rid of a lot of backroom staf, and brought in resh, better replacements.
IN------------------------------------------------OUT
Carl Butler-Head Physio-------------Russ Cochran-Scout
Paul Compton-Scout-----------------Jeff Miller-Physio
Bobby Roberts-Scout----------------Tom Robinson-Physio
John Milton-Scout
Mick Payne-Gk Coach

I also saw the age of some players and let them go.

Chris Doig was a level below League 2 uortuntely, left for £6,000

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Paul was too old by far, I offered him a job as just GK Coach, didn't accept it

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Getting on a bit and like Doig, not good enough

Our captain Chris Smith also left as did Lee Bullock, they just weren't good enough.
FRIENDLIES

York City 3-0 Droylsden
McDaid (2), Farah
A good performance expected the win.


York City 1-2 Arsenal
Chambers
Almost a friendly upset, however Oxlade-Chamberlain and Podolski grabbed the goals that won the game

Bamber Bridge 1-3 York City
Chambers (2), McDaid
Shouln't have conceded too be honest, but oh well

Yok City 1-0 Harlepool
Johnson
Good result against a League 1 side

TRANSFERS IN
I have (so far) signed four players to plug the holes in the team


Ibby was released by Cardiff and I jumped at the chance to sign this promising midfielder


I signed the 26-year-old American Neal Kitson as Ingham isn't good enough a main goalie.


Joey's a good prospect for the future and I'm looking to exploit him


Another promising youngster in Mddleton


Our full-back area were pretty weak so we bolstered it with this loanee from Bolton

We were drawn against Doncaster in the League Cup, bye-bye cup run
Our board also pushed the academy up a notch
 
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AUGUST

Not a very good start to the season or my career. We crashed out of the League Cup against Doncaster and then lost our first two games of the season

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League Cup 1st Round
Doncaster Rovers 3-1 York City
(After Extra Time)
McDaid
Unlucky as they are a league above us and only just relegated from the Championship, our first competitive game with 4-1-2-1-2 and it wasn't a failure really. A good performance. However two quick goals in extra time won it for Donny.

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York City 0-3 Morecambe
We started our season with a three-nil thrashing at home, I released Ingham after this game, he was so poor it was unbelievable.
Scorers-Redshaw 2, Holroyd

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Dagenham &
Redbridge 2-0 York City
When we lost anothe match and conceded five in our opening two games, I worried thatwas going to bea LONG season.
Scorers-Wilkinson, Strevens

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York City 1-1 Cheltenham
Chambers
FINALLY, this point gave me a bit of confidence a first goal and a first point brings us into 22nd and out of the relegation zone. We fell behind to a Kemar Roofe strike just before te brak, however the brilliant Ashley Chambrs clawed an equaliser with only mnutes to go.
Scorers-Roofe

More recruitments?
I signed 6 players between the Daggers game and now. As seen with the point against Cheltnham they've improved the squad.
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EDDIE NOLAN
I signed 24-year-old right back Nolan as the area was very weak, and he then got injured.

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MARK BRADLEY
Signed from Rotherham for £7,000 to provide cover in midfield and defence.

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JON STEWART
This young keeper was transfer listed by Burnley and I jumped at the chance to sign him for £16,000

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CHRIS ATKINSON
My midfield was lacking creativity, so I brought in some quality with Chris Atkinson on loan from fellow Yorkshiremen Huddersfield.

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PAUL MCLAREN
I needed strength in depth so I brought in veean Paul McLaren on a free

SAM COLLINS
The defence was too loose by far, so I broguht in 35-year-old Sam Collins from Hartlepool for £14,000
 
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SEPTEMBER
A better month for us at York as we go from 22nd to 8th in 6 games. An unbeaten month has propelled us up the table and has propelled my confidence.

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York City 2-
1 Plymouth Argyle
Bradley, Collins
A good performance that has kick-started our season after a poor opening month. New signng Sam Collis put us ahead with a towering header before Mark Bradley scored a volley to cap off good move. A goal from Bhasera made it a nerve-racking last ten miutes.
Attendance-3,148
MotM-Sam Collins
Argyle scorer(s)-Bhasera

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Johnstone's Paint Troph North 1st Round
York City 1-0 Chesterfield
McDaid
A close cup encounter that was settled by an early goal from Northern Irishman David McDaid. We drew Rotherham in the Second Round.
Attendance-849
MotM-Jack O'Connell

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Port Vale 0-2 York City
Farah (2)
We were in control from the offset as we cruised past favourites Vale in comfortable fashion. Goals from Farah either side of half time quelled any Vale threat.
Attendance-4,683
MotM-Ibrahim Farah

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Accrington Stanley 1-1 York City
Blair
A scruffy game where neithr side took the initiative, we threwawy a lea howevri' a point gained, not 2 lost
MotM-Jon Stewart
Attendance-1,444
Stanley scorer(s)-McLaughlin

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York City 2-1 AFC Wimbledon
McDaid, O'Connell
David McDaid gave us an early lead before a excellent fee-kick pegged us back, O'Connell scored a good header to give us 3 more points
MotM-Chris Hussey (AFC Wmbledon)
Attendance-3,641
Wimbledon scorer(s)-Chris Hussey

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Torquay United 0-0 York City
We were terible in this clash however brilliant defending kept Yorqauy at bay
MotM-Kevin Nicholson (Torquay)
Attendance-2,573

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York City 1-0 Wycombe Wanderers
McDaid
Wycome visted th Crescent and we hammerred them from pillar to post how we didn't score more mystifies me.
Attendance-3,448
MotM-McDaid

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Bristol Rovers1-1 York City
McDaid
We went to the Memorial Ground where we faced top of the league Rovers. They were favourites by far and we did well to ****** point through a David McDaid penalty.
Attendance-6,102
MotM-Fabian Broghammer (Rovers)

A good month all in all, going unbeaten and picking up 15 points.
 
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