YORK CITY SOUTH
2000/1 Season Preview
This article originally appeared in "When Saturday Comes" as part of their season's preview.
Q1): Realistically how will you do?
A1): As usual, we’ve left our team strengthening late, the results of which will determine our fate. In 3 months, Terry Dolan turned us into a dour, harder to beat side but lacking a prolific goal scorer. Anything more than an upper mid table side capable of reaching the play offs on a good day will be a result.
Q2): Which teams did you like and dislike most last season?
A2): There are no teams we really liked or disliked. But its never nice to aspire to be as good as Darlington and Hartlepool as we did last season.
Q3): What was the best move made by your club last season (e.g. could be a transfer, something off the pitch…)?
A3): The sacking of Neil Thompson after less than a year in charge. Such decisive action was refreshing after the long drawn out decline of Alan Little, the previous manager.
Q4): What was the worst move made by your club last season?
A4): The public squabbling with FACT ("Fans Assisting City Together", formerly "Fans Against Craig’s Tyranny") that showed neither YCFC nor FACT in a good light.
Q5): If you could name part of your stadium (e.g. a stand) after someone who would it be (needn’t be a footballer)?
A5): What, and lose sponsorship income. I believe we’re even thinking of naming the crumbling away end terracing after one of our major sponsors.
Q6): Which teams will go up and down from your division?
A6): Up (4 including play off winners, in no particular order) Chesterfield, Kidderminster, Orient. Plymouth (with hindsight, I'm not sure what happened to the usual pre season optimism). Down (One) Shrewsbury
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