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Reckless - Potters Bar March 2014.
Oh Yes, thank you to"Al" without whom.......that is all
Sky Bet League 2 Saturday 12th Match 2016 Kick Off 3.00 pm
Crescent, York, YO30 7AQ
Colours Red and White
McNamara is the current Gaffer at York City. As a defender he spent
four seasons at Dunfermline then a decade at Celtic earning some 33
Scottish international caps. He has managed at Patrick Thistle and
Dundee United before joining the Minstermen in November 2014.
Directions by Road
on the A1 until A1(M) junction the A64 signposted York. After approx.
10 miles take the A1237 signposted York (North). Stay on this road
for approx. 6 miles passing over three roundabouts and crossing the
River Ouse. At the next roundabout turn right onto the A19 signposted
York (Shipton Road). Basically stay on this road following signs for
City centre, The road then becomes Clifton Lane (still A19). Look out
for the Burton Stone pub where you turn left into Burton Stone Lane
for Bootham Crescent which will be on your right.
parking locally is difficult to find in the immediate ground vicinity
but it is available. The club suggest making use of the nearby York
Hospital which will cost about £2.50 for the day. It is a 15 minute
walk to the ground from here.
mid morning train from Kings Cross to Edinburgh stops at York and
should take around 2 1/2 hours. York Station is 30 minutes walk from
the ground so a taxi is made for sharing.
and Drinking Locally
aforementioned Burton Stone comes highly recommended. The Old Grey
Mare is to be found a short walk back down the A19 and allegedly
sells a very decent pint of Theakstons. Inside the ground the pies
and mushy peas are a must according to visiting supporters over the
The Burton Stone
The Old Grey Mare
will be made welcome in the Pitchside Bar although I believe there is
a small charge made at the door.
purchased the site from the local cricket club in 1932 and the
present main stand, or part of it, was erected soon after and it was
extended in the mid 1950’s. It is a plain box like construction
complete with wonderful vintage wooden section dividers and occupies
2/3rds of the touchline. From here the home fans stronghold, the
David Longhurst Stand, is a fairly large covered terrace behind the
goal to the right. Visiting fans are accommodated at the opposite end
on a wedge shaped uncovered terrace. Nearly 2,000 away fans can be
accommodated at Bootham Crescent including up to 300 additional
covered seats in the Benenden
which is a converted terrace opposite the main stand.
last visit to Bootham Crescent was in February 2013 when goals from
Jake Hyde and a young Andy Yiadom bought home a 2-1 win.
peach of a goal from Rob Sayers was the highlight of an enthralling
6-3 victory for the Bees at Underhill in August 1999. The best for
last? A superb 4-1 victory at Bootham Crescent in May 1992 featured
goals from Mark Carter (2) Gary Bull and Harry Willis.
he mainly attacked the well to do residents and travellers in and
around Stevenage, Knebworth and Potters Bar, Dick Turpin the famous
highway man is buried in York as is the man who invented the Zippo
lighter Guy Fawkes. The composer of most of the James Bond music
scores John Barry was born here as were world famous actress Dame
Judy Dench and Ooh
- 'ere - NO!
Comedian Frankie Howerd too.