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MATCH POSTPONED FC United v York City Monday 02/04/18

Posted: Tue 20 Mar, 2018 5:11 pm
by Nick Duckett
PUB GUIDE for York City fans

You have two choices of exit from Piccadilly station. 1. Exit via the back entrance down the escalator past the metro and opposite side of the road is the Bulls Head. A Marstons house with regular guest ales, Jennings Cumberland, a very good Bulls Gold IPA and two more from approx six brewers. It's a good old fashioned pub and close to the taxi rank. 2. Exit via the front entrance and you have the Piccadilly Tap. A modern take on a tavern fitted out over two floors with a vast array of beers. Busy but not cheap, worth a visit though simply for the vast choice.

At the bottom of the station approach, cross the lights with the Malmaison hotel on your left you have Gore Street home to the Waldorf. Recently had a refit and always at least two guest beers on. Back on the main road on the opposite side of the road at the lights you have the Piccadilly Tavern and further on the Wetherspoons. Both virtually identical in beers, pricing and food. Nuff said. Door staff will be on both on matchdays.

Carry on past the 'Spoons to the lights at Morrisons supermarket junction of Oldham Street, turn right on to Oldham Street. The best on here are the triumvirate of the Castle, The Ancoats Lad and Gullivers. All half way up the street through the lights. The Castle and Gullivers have a decent range of beers and are hipster friendly. The Ancoats Lad is tiny, quirky and welcoming with an eclectic soundtrack in the background. Phil Bell ( formerly of A. J. Bells jazz club) runs a great little pub. Always a good stout on and a very good American IPA on alongside various lagers both craft and keg.

Carry on to the lights at the top of Oldham Street and you have you have the Crown and Kettle, a pub listed as of historic interest, selling a vast variety of ales of all hues. You know the score, exposed floorboards, mix n matched furniture and studenty bar staff. To the left over the lights is Bar Fringe. Another quirky real ale gaff with plenty of choice of ale and foreign lagers etc. Beware some very strong beers in here. Opposite almost is the Smithfield, a more recent addition to this area’s real ale emporiums. Owned by Blackjack brewery, it has all their range of beers in rotation and more.

Turn back to the lights go left and you can get a 182 or 181 bus to the ground which stops directly outside the ground. Alternatively a cab would be approx £8. These buses pass the Metro stop Newton Heath/ Moston, this is near the Railway, a Holts house. A decent local boozer and you can alight here and get a free shuttle to the ground if you wish. At the ground you have a real Ale bar under the main stand. Above the main Stand you have the main Stand bar with two ales on every match. On the terraces you have two mobile bars. Under the SMRE terrace behind the goal you have another bar serving various beers and lagers and a bottle bar.

Enjoy your visit to FCUM.

Re: FC United v York City Monday April 2nd

Posted: Wed 21 Mar, 2018 10:33 am
by Nick Duckett

Re: FC United v York City Monday April 2nd

Posted: Fri 23 Mar, 2018 10:44 am
by Nick Duckett
York City Supporters' Trust members have voted against transferring its 25% shareholding to football club chairman ... p?a=524884

Re: FC United v York City Monday April 2nd

Posted: Mon 02 Apr, 2018 12:21 am
by Paul Hinson
York City were a League club between 1929 and 2004 and 2012 to 2016. They played Manchester United twice at Old Trafford, losing 1-2 in a Division 2 fixture in March 1975 to goals from Willie Morgan and Lou Macari, and winning a League Cup 2nd Round 1st leg tie 3-0 in September 1995.
Former FCUM keeper Nick Culkin joined United from the Minstermen for £100,000 in September 1995 whilst still a York City youth player. Culkin made 1 competitive appearance for United and 3 for FCUM.
Midfielder Theo Wharton has won 3 international caps for St Kitts & Nevis.
Manager Martin Gray played for Sunderland in the 1992 FA Cup Final against Liverpool, losing 0-2.
FCUM’s sole away League win of 2017-18 was a 2-0 victory at Bootham Crescent in August.

Re: FC United v York City Monday April 2nd

Posted: Mon 02 Apr, 2018 11:49 am
by Peter Moulds
:( Match OFF - Pitch waterlogged.

New date to be announced in due course.

Re: MATCH POSTPONED FC United v York City Monday 02/04/18

Posted: Fri 06 Apr, 2018 7:58 pm
by Guy Mansfield