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Good luck to Clayton. Loved watching him at GP.
 

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His goal in that mental Pompey game will forever be etched in my mind.
 

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York City, in the National League North, might have him for a year or two if he’s willing to drop down to that level.

He scored 41 goals in 85 games for them in his first spell, and was still starting games for Bradford in League at the end of this season. Right local for him too.
 

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No FA Cup bonus for Clayton this year, as York City went out in the first round 1-0 at home to Buxton:
Heroic Buxton make FA Cup second round for first time ever
Not surprised, I live very close to York and they are slipping as a club. Financially they are a mess, heard something along the lines of: They need atleast 5-6k supporters to keep then going. They have fallen down the leagues in recent years and aren't half the team they used to be, they do seem to be aiming for promotion from what I've heard. Also, 99% sure that they copied our stadium, or as much as they could, they have a very similar layout and even called it the LNER Community Stadium, outrageous!
 

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Not surprised, I live very close to York and they are slipping as a club. Financially they are a mess, heard something along the lines of: They need atleast 5-6k supporters to keep then going. They have fallen down the leagues in recent years and aren't half the team they used to be, they do seem to be aiming for promotion from what I've heard. Also, 99% sure that they copied our stadium, or as much as they could, they have a very similar layout and even called it the LNER Community Stadium, outrageous!
Intereresting. While Buxton seem to be going the opposite direction eg signing Jamie Ward (ex-Forest, Derby) in the summer.

Btw, that newspaper link I gave was wrong, Buxton FC have been to the FA Cup 2nd Round a couple of times before this season, incl. reachiing the 3rd, Round in 1951/52: Football Club History Database - Buxton
 

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Not surprised, I live very close to York and they are slipping as a club. Financially they are a mess, heard something along the lines of: They need atleast 5-6k supporters to keep then going. They have fallen down the leagues in recent years and aren't half the team they used to be, they do seem to be aiming for promotion from what I've heard. Also, 99% sure that they copied our stadium, or as much as they could, they have a very similar layout and even called it the LNER Community Stadium, outrageous!
Though the “Community” name they have is more literal as it is I think council owned and hence retained despite having a sponsor.
 

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Shame we didn’t take a punt on him, would’ve been useful for back up.
Spoke to a Bradford fan on Saturday who said CD was well past/passed it when they had him the last couple of years.
 

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Shame we didn’t take a punt on him, would’ve been useful for back up.
I think this must be a post from July 2014 that got stuck in a cache on James’ PC without being sent and that got accidentally posted years later. Back then it might have been a fair comment as we entered a first season up in the Championship after over 20 years and failing to meet his wage demands as our top scorer in winning promotion when a bigger and more established Championship club was willing might have been a foolhardy decision. Particularly as our other L1 forward had returned at the end of his loan and we’d only bought in some guy from L2 Rochdale and a non-league player (whatever happened to those two?!) and were uncertain enough about them to have supplemented the attack with big Nick P.

It’s the only rational explanation.
 

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Intereresting. While Buxton seem to be going the opposite direction eg signing Jamie Ward (ex-Forest, Derby) in the summer.

Btw, that newspaper link I gave was wrong, Buxton FC have been to the FA Cup 2nd Round a couple of times before this season, incl. reachiing the 3rd, Round in 1951/52: Football Club History Database - Buxton

I recently saw Buxton beat my local club Basford United and they were excellent. Jamie Ward was the stand out player but there were several others who impressed, including de Giralamo, the scorer at York.

However, I was surprised to learn that shortly before the York game, they sacked their manager - for going on holiday during the season!

Anyway, back to topic.
 

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Not surprised, I live very close to York and they are slipping as a club. Financially they are a mess, heard something along the lines of: They need atleast 5-6k supporters to keep then going. They have fallen down the leagues in recent years and aren't half the team they used to be, they do seem to be aiming for promotion from what I've heard. Also, 99% sure that they copied our stadium, or as much as they could, they have a very similar layout and even called it the LNER Community Stadium, outrageous!
Charging £20 for 6th tier football too
 

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One of those you hope comes back in some way as an ambassador/legend of the club once he retires. No one has a bad word to say about him.
As he and his wife are from Yorkshire (Bradford and Hull), with him at York City and her in the acting company in Hull, I'm not sure he'll be back for more than a "legends" visit.
 

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As he and his wife are from Yorkshire (Bradford and Hull), with him at York City and her in the acting company in Hull, I'm not sure he'll be back for more than a "legends" visit.
Was a great player for us but boy could he not take a penalty. If he could take one like Ivan he would have got 35 goals a season.
 

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Has left York City at the end of his contract. Not sure if he’s retiring or will find another club
 

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I can remember the dogs he used to get on here after his first season. Classic bedwetters. He doesn’t score enough etc having finished his first year with us with the most assists for the team. Next year he goes on to bag aplenty. And again. Total geezer. And modest. Hats off Clayton D you legend.
 

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I can remember the dogs he used to get on here after his first season. Classic bedwetters. He doesn’t score enough etc having finished his first year with us with the most assists for the team. Next year he goes on to bag aplenty. And again. Total geezer. And modest. Hats off Clayton D you legend.
Loved him as a player. Always put in 100% for us and seemed a genuinely nice guy. Some old battleaxe at the back of Ealing Road was always on his back. I had to resort to telling her to give it a rest, as it got so tiresome.
 

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Loved him as a player. Always put in 100% for us and seemed a genuinely nice guy. Some old battleaxe at the back of Ealing Road was always on his back. I had to resort to telling her to give it a rest, as it got so tiresome.
Yeah I had that for a season on here. Although no one in perfect. He did wear gloves.
 

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