No 'tinkerman' tactics from Bantams boss Phil Parkinson, who's counting only on mathematical safety

Phil Parkinson has a one-track mind: League One safety

Phil Parkinson has a one-track mind: League One safety

First published in Sport Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Photograph of the Author by , Bradford City Reporter

Safety at all costs – that is Phil Parkinson’s only concern for City right now.

With four games left, the Bantams boss has no immediate plans to experiment and tinker with his line-up until League One stability is bolted down.

His side are currently seven points clear of the drop zone with a massively superior goal difference. But as they approach Easter clashes with the teams currently in sixth and seventh, Parkinson still wants to make their position totally secure.

Asked about using the opportunity now to look at different players, he said: “We’re not at that position yet. We need to get ourselves mathematically safe.

“What’s important is that come the end of the season we are safe. That’s the only important thing.

“We know we have had a troubled season with so much disruption. We went into the Rotherham game last Friday with only one fit striker.

“All that matters is that we are still in League One come May 3. Our aim is to get safe – and I’m not too concerned however we do that.”

Parkinson’s options have been boosted by the sight of James Meredith returning to full training this week. The left back has not been involved since New Year’s Day because of a broken foot.

But he will not be making wholesale changes for the Good Friday evening visit from Peterborough, who are close to securing the final play-off spot.

Posh could guarantee their top-six finish with victory at Valley Parade if Swindon and MK Dons, the only teams that can catch them, slip up on their travels earlier in the day.

Parkinson added: “They are seven points clear of Swindon, so I suppose if they lose and Swindon win, it could get nervous for them.

“But to be seven points clear at this stage, you’ve got to be happy with that.

“I went to watch them play on Saturday and for the first 30 minutes they looked like blowing Coventry away. Peterborough were superb during that time.

“But Coventry came back into it second half and had some good chances themselves.

“We know Peterborough have decent threats going forward but they’ve also got a few clean sheets recently. We will be prepared for a tough game.”

Peterborough are worrying over the fitness of influential midfielder Danny Swanson (pictrured), who damaged his ankle during the early stages of that win.

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8:15am Wed 16 Apr 14

silverbantam says...

There is still something to play for this season.

If City finish 13th or above we will be seeded in next season's League Cup.

However if we do we will have no chance of playing Leeds, Huddersfield, Sheffield Wednesday or Sheffield United.

So don't be surprised if we finish 14th !!!
There is still something to play for this season. If City finish 13th or above we will be seeded in next season's League Cup. However if we do we will have no chance of playing Leeds, Huddersfield, Sheffield Wednesday or Sheffield United. So don't be surprised if we finish 14th !!! silverbantam
  • Score: 3

8:53am Wed 16 Apr 14

Bantam Dubai says...

http://www.falkirkhe
rald.co.uk/sport/loc
al-sport/falkirk-fin
ally-receive-payment
-from-bradford-city-
as-mark-stewart-tran
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6913..... No mention of this from our side then.....!!
http://www.falkirkhe rald.co.uk/sport/loc al-sport/falkirk-fin ally-receive-payment -from-bradford-city- as-mark-stewart-tran sfer-saga-ends-1-337 6913..... No mention of this from our side then.....!! Bantam Dubai
  • Score: 0

9:28am Wed 16 Apr 14

Freddy says...

*
I do not expect any more points achieved this season. With the 4 Teams left to play, I will be surprised if the present City Team can achieve a draw.
*
I hope I am wrong, but I feel that City will be relying heavily on the 50 Points already obtained.
*
It is time to assess the current Squad. Release those that are not achieving in League 1. Then bring in a renewed Squad for next season.
Hopefully, money will be made available to bring in new players capable of achieving, not only in L.1., but also to obtain promotion.
*
The Championship is City's target. Getting there, and staying there. I do not want the Premier, and ALL the attendant financial problems, for both Club,and Supporters.
*
* I do not expect any more points achieved this season. With the 4 Teams left to play, I will be surprised if the present City Team can achieve a draw. * I hope I am wrong, but I feel that City will be relying heavily on the 50 Points already obtained. * It is time to assess the current Squad. Release those that are not achieving in League 1. Then bring in a renewed Squad for next season. Hopefully, money will be made available to bring in new players capable of achieving, not only in L.1., but also to obtain promotion. * The Championship is City's target. Getting there, and staying there. I do not want the Premier, and ALL the attendant financial problems, for both Club,and Supporters. * Freddy
  • Score: -21

9:44am Wed 16 Apr 14

Plastic Bantam says...

Freddy wrote:
* I do not expect any more points achieved this season. With the 4 Teams left to play, I will be surprised if the present City Team can achieve a draw. * I hope I am wrong, but I feel that City will be relying heavily on the 50 Points already obtained. * It is time to assess the current Squad. Release those that are not achieving in League 1. Then bring in a renewed Squad for next season. Hopefully, money will be made available to bring in new players capable of achieving, not only in L.1., but also to obtain promotion. * The Championship is City's target. Getting there, and staying there. I do not want the Premier, and ALL the attendant financial problems, for both Club,and Supporters. *
Rubbish!!! You don't want the Premier league.. It's guranteed to make £100 million quid for coming bottom. As long as the money is spent wisely financial problems will not be had!! The issue comes when you stay up a couple seasons paying massive wages then get relegated..

Anyway we're a billion miles away from getting in the championship and staying there.. So talk of premiership football is irrelevant!
[quote][p][bold]Freddy[/bold] wrote: * I do not expect any more points achieved this season. With the 4 Teams left to play, I will be surprised if the present City Team can achieve a draw. * I hope I am wrong, but I feel that City will be relying heavily on the 50 Points already obtained. * It is time to assess the current Squad. Release those that are not achieving in League 1. Then bring in a renewed Squad for next season. Hopefully, money will be made available to bring in new players capable of achieving, not only in L.1., but also to obtain promotion. * The Championship is City's target. Getting there, and staying there. I do not want the Premier, and ALL the attendant financial problems, for both Club,and Supporters. *[/p][/quote]Rubbish!!! You don't want the Premier league.. It's guranteed to make £100 million quid for coming bottom. As long as the money is spent wisely financial problems will not be had!! The issue comes when you stay up a couple seasons paying massive wages then get relegated.. Anyway we're a billion miles away from getting in the championship and staying there.. So talk of premiership football is irrelevant! Plastic Bantam
  • Score: -1

10:10am Wed 16 Apr 14

Peter300 says...

Freddy wrote:
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I do not expect any more points achieved this season. With the 4 Teams left to play, I will be surprised if the present City Team can achieve a draw.
*
I hope I am wrong, but I feel that City will be relying heavily on the 50 Points already obtained.
*
It is time to assess the current Squad. Release those that are not achieving in League 1. Then bring in a renewed Squad for next season.
Hopefully, money will be made available to bring in new players capable of achieving, not only in L.1., but also to obtain promotion.
*
The Championship is City's target. Getting there, and staying there. I do not want the Premier, and ALL the attendant financial problems, for both Club,and Supporters.
*
Unlike you to be so negative Freddy. Don't let Cheshire Bantam, Gordon Ramsay and 44757472626 etc. get you down. And no more of that Allenby nonsense please!
[quote][p][bold]Freddy[/bold] wrote: * I do not expect any more points achieved this season. With the 4 Teams left to play, I will be surprised if the present City Team can achieve a draw. * I hope I am wrong, but I feel that City will be relying heavily on the 50 Points already obtained. * It is time to assess the current Squad. Release those that are not achieving in League 1. Then bring in a renewed Squad for next season. Hopefully, money will be made available to bring in new players capable of achieving, not only in L.1., but also to obtain promotion. * The Championship is City's target. Getting there, and staying there. I do not want the Premier, and ALL the attendant financial problems, for both Club,and Supporters. *[/p][/quote]Unlike you to be so negative Freddy. Don't let Cheshire Bantam, Gordon Ramsay and 44757472626 etc. get you down. And no more of that Allenby nonsense please! Peter300
  • Score: -2

10:11am Wed 16 Apr 14

propasupporter says...

Freddy wrote:
*
I do not expect any more points achieved this season. With the 4 Teams left to play, I will be surprised if the present City Team can achieve a draw.
*
I hope I am wrong, but I feel that City will be relying heavily on the 50 Points already obtained.
*
It is time to assess the current Squad. Release those that are not achieving in League 1. Then bring in a renewed Squad for next season.
Hopefully, money will be made available to bring in new players capable of achieving, not only in L.1., but also to obtain promotion.
*
The Championship is City's target. Getting there, and staying there. I do not want the Premier, and ALL the attendant financial problems, for both Club,and Supporters.
*
we really need supporters like you Freddy, have you thought about following Beeston united or Huddersfield!
[quote][p][bold]Freddy[/bold] wrote: * I do not expect any more points achieved this season. With the 4 Teams left to play, I will be surprised if the present City Team can achieve a draw. * I hope I am wrong, but I feel that City will be relying heavily on the 50 Points already obtained. * It is time to assess the current Squad. Release those that are not achieving in League 1. Then bring in a renewed Squad for next season. Hopefully, money will be made available to bring in new players capable of achieving, not only in L.1., but also to obtain promotion. * The Championship is City's target. Getting there, and staying there. I do not want the Premier, and ALL the attendant financial problems, for both Club,and Supporters. *[/p][/quote]we really need supporters like you Freddy, have you thought about following Beeston united or Huddersfield! propasupporter
  • Score: -1

10:18am Wed 16 Apr 14

Peter300 says...

Reallly, City owe it to the competition to field strong side in the remaining fixtures. I'm sure Peterborough's and Tranmere's rivals at the top and bottom of L1 would not be happy if City selected obviously weakened sides to face these two teams. Similarly, if City were facing crucial games, I'm sure there would be concern if rivals were handed a easier looking fixture because a manager was resting players.
Reallly, City owe it to the competition to field strong side in the remaining fixtures. I'm sure Peterborough's and Tranmere's rivals at the top and bottom of L1 would not be happy if City selected obviously weakened sides to face these two teams. Similarly, if City were facing crucial games, I'm sure there would be concern if rivals were handed a easier looking fixture because a manager was resting players. Peter300
  • Score: 6

10:35am Wed 16 Apr 14

whisky1 says...

We are set for a mid table finish which is a satisfactory result on any sensible view. Summer recruitment was ropey and we need to look at how we approach games tactically at home but overall there should be no complaints bearing in mind the mire we were in when PP came in.
We are set for a mid table finish which is a satisfactory result on any sensible view. Summer recruitment was ropey and we need to look at how we approach games tactically at home but overall there should be no complaints bearing in mind the mire we were in when PP came in. whisky1
  • Score: 15

1:16pm Wed 16 Apr 14

jamiejoe says...

Freddy wrote:
*
I do not expect any more points achieved this season. With the 4 Teams left to play, I will be surprised if the present City Team can achieve a draw.
*
I hope I am wrong, but I feel that City will be relying heavily on the 50 Points already obtained.
*
It is time to assess the current Squad. Release those that are not achieving in League 1. Then bring in a renewed Squad for next season.
Hopefully, money will be made available to bring in new players capable of achieving, not only in L.1., but also to obtain promotion.
*
The Championship is City's target. Getting there, and staying there. I do not want the Premier, and ALL the attendant financial problems, for both Club,and Supporters.
*
As a club you need to be able to pay a wage bill of around £15 million to be competitive in the championship. We are a long way from that too!!
[quote][p][bold]Freddy[/bold] wrote: * I do not expect any more points achieved this season. With the 4 Teams left to play, I will be surprised if the present City Team can achieve a draw. * I hope I am wrong, but I feel that City will be relying heavily on the 50 Points already obtained. * It is time to assess the current Squad. Release those that are not achieving in League 1. Then bring in a renewed Squad for next season. Hopefully, money will be made available to bring in new players capable of achieving, not only in L.1., but also to obtain promotion. * The Championship is City's target. Getting there, and staying there. I do not want the Premier, and ALL the attendant financial problems, for both Club,and Supporters. *[/p][/quote]As a club you need to be able to pay a wage bill of around £15 million to be competitive in the championship. We are a long way from that too!! jamiejoe
  • Score: 10

1:29pm Wed 16 Apr 14

Michael Clayton says...

whisky1 wrote:
We are set for a mid table finish which is a satisfactory result on any sensible view. Summer recruitment was ropey and we need to look at how we approach games tactically at home but overall there should be no complaints bearing in mind the mire we were in when PP came in.
I remember the desperate calls for DeVita to be signed up from those who had not even seen him play! Luckily, those people are not in charge of the football club.

Parky will evalate his squad in order to evaluate strenghts and weaknesses before doing any business, He has several advantages compared to the end of last season: more time (no play-offs), experience of L1, less transfer triggers and (above all else) a well deserved break that will bring him back to the oche in good shape.

The person who said he could not wait for the season to end should stick to his Rugby League. The next four games are critical; a test of character for the squad and, perhaps, the odd chance to experiment?
[quote][p][bold]whisky1[/bold] wrote: We are set for a mid table finish which is a satisfactory result on any sensible view. Summer recruitment was ropey and we need to look at how we approach games tactically at home but overall there should be no complaints bearing in mind the mire we were in when PP came in.[/p][/quote]I remember the desperate calls for DeVita to be signed up from those who had not even seen him play! Luckily, those people are not in charge of the football club. Parky will evalate his squad in order to evaluate strenghts and weaknesses before doing any business, He has several advantages compared to the end of last season: more time (no play-offs), experience of L1, less transfer triggers and (above all else) a well deserved break that will bring him back to the oche in good shape. The person who said he could not wait for the season to end should stick to his Rugby League. The next four games are critical; a test of character for the squad and, perhaps, the odd chance to experiment? Michael Clayton
  • Score: 0

4:44pm Wed 16 Apr 14

Michael Clayton says...

Bantam Dubai wrote:
http://www.falkirkhe rald.co.uk/sport/loc al-sport/falkirk-fin ally-receive-payment -from-bradford-city- as-mark-stewart-tran sfer-saga-ends-1-337 6913..... No mention of this from our side then.....!!
Why would there need to be?

The Falkirk Herald (a local newpaper) printed the story independently.

Had they not done so, would you have even thought to comment on the payment?

We knew it was going to happen at some point.
[quote][p][bold]Bantam Dubai[/bold] wrote: http://www.falkirkhe rald.co.uk/sport/loc al-sport/falkirk-fin ally-receive-payment -from-bradford-city- as-mark-stewart-tran sfer-saga-ends-1-337 6913..... No mention of this from our side then.....!![/p][/quote]Why would there need to be? The Falkirk Herald (a local newpaper) printed the story independently. Had they not done so, would you have even thought to comment on the payment? We knew it was going to happen at some point. Michael Clayton
  • Score: -4

6:15pm Wed 16 Apr 14

tyker2 says...

don't tinkr: play the same system and style we did at Rotherham: boring but if it gets us the points we need for mathematic safety
don't tinkr: play the same system and style we did at Rotherham: boring but if it gets us the points we need for mathematic safety tyker2
  • Score: -2

6:40pm Wed 16 Apr 14

Bantambhoy says...

tyker2 wrote:
don't tinkr: play the same system and style we did at Rotherham: boring but if it gets us the points we need for mathematic safety
Don't think we have any other option, still only one striker. No mention of McClean or Gray and we won't see Hanson again.
[quote][p][bold]tyker2[/bold] wrote: don't tinkr: play the same system and style we did at Rotherham: boring but if it gets us the points we need for mathematic safety[/p][/quote]Don't think we have any other option, still only one striker. No mention of McClean or Gray and we won't see Hanson again. Bantambhoy
  • Score: 1

7:06pm Wed 16 Apr 14

Michael Clayton says...

tyker2 wrote:
don't tinkr: play the same system and style we did at Rotherham: boring but if it gets us the points we need for mathematic safety
I didn't think it was boring but had I been neutral I might have taken a different view. I guess my attention was held by the fact it was Rotherham.
[quote][p][bold]tyker2[/bold] wrote: don't tinkr: play the same system and style we did at Rotherham: boring but if it gets us the points we need for mathematic safety[/p][/quote]I didn't think it was boring but had I been neutral I might have taken a different view. I guess my attention was held by the fact it was Rotherham. Michael Clayton
  • Score: -3

7:31pm Wed 16 Apr 14

spleen ventor says...

Freddy wrote:
*
I do not expect any more points achieved this season. With the 4 Teams left to play, I will be surprised if the present City Team can achieve a draw.
*
I hope I am wrong, but I feel that City will be relying heavily on the 50 Points already obtained.
*
It is time to assess the current Squad. Release those that are not achieving in League 1. Then bring in a renewed Squad for next season.
Hopefully, money will be made available to bring in new players capable of achieving, not only in L.1., but also to obtain promotion.
*
The Championship is City's target. Getting there, and staying there. I do not want the Premier, and ALL the attendant financial problems, for both Club,and Supporters.
*
It must be a huge disappointment to some so called supporters that we haven't become involved in a relegation battle.
We've only spent one week of the season so far below 13th in the table so tell me....on what evidence do you conclude we won't get another point?
[quote][p][bold]Freddy[/bold] wrote: * I do not expect any more points achieved this season. With the 4 Teams left to play, I will be surprised if the present City Team can achieve a draw. * I hope I am wrong, but I feel that City will be relying heavily on the 50 Points already obtained. * It is time to assess the current Squad. Release those that are not achieving in League 1. Then bring in a renewed Squad for next season. Hopefully, money will be made available to bring in new players capable of achieving, not only in L.1., but also to obtain promotion. * The Championship is City's target. Getting there, and staying there. I do not want the Premier, and ALL the attendant financial problems, for both Club,and Supporters. *[/p][/quote]It must be a huge disappointment to some so called supporters that we haven't become involved in a relegation battle. We've only spent one week of the season so far below 13th in the table so tell me....on what evidence do you conclude we won't get another point? spleen ventor
  • Score: 3

8:27pm Wed 16 Apr 14

Olivermac says...

Peter300 wrote:
Reallly, City owe it to the competition to field strong side in the remaining fixtures. I'm sure Peterborough's and Tranmere's rivals at the top and bottom of L1 would not be happy if City selected obviously weakened sides to face these two teams. Similarly, if City were facing crucial games, I'm sure there would be concern if rivals were handed a easier looking fixture because a manager was resting players.
What about the supporters do we really need to put up with a team that is under strength don't you think that we have witnessed enough rubbish this year let us see if Parky is prepared to change his tactics let's see some attacking football for a change, one thing is for sure is that he needs to get a result at home on Friday to give the supporters some hope for next year
[quote][p][bold]Peter300[/bold] wrote: Reallly, City owe it to the competition to field strong side in the remaining fixtures. I'm sure Peterborough's and Tranmere's rivals at the top and bottom of L1 would not be happy if City selected obviously weakened sides to face these two teams. Similarly, if City were facing crucial games, I'm sure there would be concern if rivals were handed a easier looking fixture because a manager was resting players.[/p][/quote]What about the supporters do we really need to put up with a team that is under strength don't you think that we have witnessed enough rubbish this year let us see if Parky is prepared to change his tactics let's see some attacking football for a change, one thing is for sure is that he needs to get a result at home on Friday to give the supporters some hope for next year Olivermac
  • Score: -3

9:14pm Wed 16 Apr 14

Bantam Dubai says...

Michael Clayton wrote:
Bantam Dubai wrote:
http://www.falkirkhe rald.co.uk/sport/loc al-sport/falkirk-fin ally-receive-payment -from-bradford-city- as-mark-stewart-tran sfer-saga-ends-1-337 6913..... No mention of this from our side then.....!!
Why would there need to be?

The Falkirk Herald (a local newpaper) printed the story independently.

Had they not done so, would you have even thought to comment on the payment?

We knew it was going to happen at some point.
Michael.... City have been very tight lipped over this whole saga as regards Stewart..... The only paper that has printed every step of the way on this is the Falkirk Herald.... It's funny how they can print Independently (you're words) however the T & A dont seem to have followed this story at all..... It makes you wonder just how much influence our club has against our local paper and it's football reporter....!!
[quote][p][bold]Michael Clayton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bantam Dubai[/bold] wrote: http://www.falkirkhe rald.co.uk/sport/loc al-sport/falkirk-fin ally-receive-payment -from-bradford-city- as-mark-stewart-tran sfer-saga-ends-1-337 6913..... No mention of this from our side then.....!![/p][/quote]Why would there need to be? The Falkirk Herald (a local newpaper) printed the story independently. Had they not done so, would you have even thought to comment on the payment? We knew it was going to happen at some point.[/p][/quote]Michael.... City have been very tight lipped over this whole saga as regards Stewart..... The only paper that has printed every step of the way on this is the Falkirk Herald.... It's funny how they can print Independently (you're words) however the T & A dont seem to have followed this story at all..... It makes you wonder just how much influence our club has against our local paper and it's football reporter....!! Bantam Dubai
  • Score: 0

11:34pm Wed 16 Apr 14

bcfc1903 says...

Freddy wrote:
*
I do not expect any more points achieved this season. With the 4 Teams left to play, I will be surprised if the present City Team can achieve a draw.
*
I hope I am wrong, but I feel that City will be relying heavily on the 50 Points already obtained.
*
It is time to assess the current Squad. Release those that are not achieving in League 1. Then bring in a renewed Squad for next season.
Hopefully, money will be made available to bring in new players capable of achieving, not only in L.1., but also to obtain promotion.
*
The Championship is City's target. Getting there, and staying there. I do not want the Premier, and ALL the attendant financial problems, for both Club,and Supporters.
*
I take it you're having a laugh, we'll get three points against Peterborough!
[quote][p][bold]Freddy[/bold] wrote: * I do not expect any more points achieved this season. With the 4 Teams left to play, I will be surprised if the present City Team can achieve a draw. * I hope I am wrong, but I feel that City will be relying heavily on the 50 Points already obtained. * It is time to assess the current Squad. Release those that are not achieving in League 1. Then bring in a renewed Squad for next season. Hopefully, money will be made available to bring in new players capable of achieving, not only in L.1., but also to obtain promotion. * The Championship is City's target. Getting there, and staying there. I do not want the Premier, and ALL the attendant financial problems, for both Club,and Supporters. *[/p][/quote]I take it you're having a laugh, we'll get three points against Peterborough! bcfc1903
  • Score: 3

6:11am Thu 17 Apr 14

Plastic Bantam says...

Bantam Dubai wrote:
Michael Clayton wrote:
Bantam Dubai wrote:
http://www.falkirkhe rald.co.uk/sport/loc al-sport/falkirk-fin ally-receive-payment -from-bradford-city- as-mark-stewart-tran sfer-saga-ends-1-337 6913..... No mention of this from our side then.....!!
Why would there need to be?

The Falkirk Herald (a local newpaper) printed the story independently.

Had they not done so, would you have even thought to comment on the payment?

We knew it was going to happen at some point.
Michael.... City have been very tight lipped over this whole saga as regards Stewart..... The only paper that has printed every step of the way on this is the Falkirk Herald.... It's funny how they can print Independently (you're words) however the T & A dont seem to have followed this story at all..... It makes you wonder just how much influence our club has against our local paper and it's football reporter....!!
Why are we as a club or local paper gonna shout about having to pay compensation to them... If we were receiving the money then fair enough we would do what the herald have done. Once we found out that we had to pay compo and how much, my interest ended there.
[quote][p][bold]Bantam Dubai[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Michael Clayton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bantam Dubai[/bold] wrote: http://www.falkirkhe rald.co.uk/sport/loc al-sport/falkirk-fin ally-receive-payment -from-bradford-city- as-mark-stewart-tran sfer-saga-ends-1-337 6913..... No mention of this from our side then.....!![/p][/quote]Why would there need to be? The Falkirk Herald (a local newpaper) printed the story independently. Had they not done so, would you have even thought to comment on the payment? We knew it was going to happen at some point.[/p][/quote]Michael.... City have been very tight lipped over this whole saga as regards Stewart..... The only paper that has printed every step of the way on this is the Falkirk Herald.... It's funny how they can print Independently (you're words) however the T & A dont seem to have followed this story at all..... It makes you wonder just how much influence our club has against our local paper and it's football reporter....!![/p][/quote]Why are we as a club or local paper gonna shout about having to pay compensation to them... If we were receiving the money then fair enough we would do what the herald have done. Once we found out that we had to pay compo and how much, my interest ended there. Plastic Bantam
  • Score: 0

7:35am Thu 17 Apr 14

Victor Clayton says...

Plastic Bantam wrote:
Bantam Dubai wrote:
Michael Clayton wrote:
Bantam Dubai wrote:
http://www.falkirkhe rald.co.uk/sport/loc al-sport/falkirk-fin ally-receive-payment -from-bradford-city- as-mark-stewart-tran sfer-saga-ends-1-337 6913..... No mention of this from our side then.....!!
Why would there need to be?

The Falkirk Herald (a local newpaper) printed the story independently.

Had they not done so, would you have even thought to comment on the payment?

We knew it was going to happen at some point.
Michael.... City have been very tight lipped over this whole saga as regards Stewart..... The only paper that has printed every step of the way on this is the Falkirk Herald.... It's funny how they can print Independently (you're words) however the T & A dont seem to have followed this story at all..... It makes you wonder just how much influence our club has against our local paper and it's football reporter....!!
Why are we as a club or local paper gonna shout about having to pay compensation to them... If we were receiving the money then fair enough we would do what the herald have done. Once we found out that we had to pay compo and how much, my interest ended there.
Because it's news!
[quote][p][bold]Plastic Bantam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bantam Dubai[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Michael Clayton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bantam Dubai[/bold] wrote: http://www.falkirkhe rald.co.uk/sport/loc al-sport/falkirk-fin ally-receive-payment -from-bradford-city- as-mark-stewart-tran sfer-saga-ends-1-337 6913..... No mention of this from our side then.....!![/p][/quote]Why would there need to be? The Falkirk Herald (a local newpaper) printed the story independently. Had they not done so, would you have even thought to comment on the payment? We knew it was going to happen at some point.[/p][/quote]Michael.... City have been very tight lipped over this whole saga as regards Stewart..... The only paper that has printed every step of the way on this is the Falkirk Herald.... It's funny how they can print Independently (you're words) however the T & A dont seem to have followed this story at all..... It makes you wonder just how much influence our club has against our local paper and it's football reporter....!![/p][/quote]Why are we as a club or local paper gonna shout about having to pay compensation to them... If we were receiving the money then fair enough we would do what the herald have done. Once we found out that we had to pay compo and how much, my interest ended there.[/p][/quote]Because it's news! Victor Clayton
  • Score: 0

11:52am Thu 17 Apr 14

Michael Clayton says...

Victor Clayton wrote:
Plastic Bantam wrote:
Bantam Dubai wrote:
Michael Clayton wrote:
Bantam Dubai wrote: http://www.falkirkhe rald.co.uk/sport/loc al-sport/falkirk-fin ally-receive-payment -from-bradford-city- as-mark-stewart-tran sfer-saga-ends-1-337 6913..... No mention of this from our side then.....!!
Why would there need to be? The Falkirk Herald (a local newpaper) printed the story independently. Had they not done so, would you have even thought to comment on the payment? We knew it was going to happen at some point.
Michael.... City have been very tight lipped over this whole saga as regards Stewart..... The only paper that has printed every step of the way on this is the Falkirk Herald.... It's funny how they can print Independently (you're words) however the T & A dont seem to have followed this story at all..... It makes you wonder just how much influence our club has against our local paper and it's football reporter....!!
Why are we as a club or local paper gonna shout about having to pay compensation to them... If we were receiving the money then fair enough we would do what the herald have done. Once we found out that we had to pay compo and how much, my interest ended there.
Because it's news!
If the T&A / club has played the whole thing down, it is probably because mistakes were made.

The decision was news-worthy. However, the date of the subsequent financial transaction is not.

Imagine if some lucky so-and-so announced s/he had won Lotto. That would be news.

A subsequent headline "BACS / Cheque transfer clears - money paid into Lotto winners account" would not be news.
[quote][p][bold]Victor Clayton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Plastic Bantam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bantam Dubai[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Michael Clayton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bantam Dubai[/bold] wrote: http://www.falkirkhe rald.co.uk/sport/loc al-sport/falkirk-fin ally-receive-payment -from-bradford-city- as-mark-stewart-tran sfer-saga-ends-1-337 6913..... No mention of this from our side then.....!![/p][/quote]Why would there need to be? The Falkirk Herald (a local newpaper) printed the story independently. Had they not done so, would you have even thought to comment on the payment? We knew it was going to happen at some point.[/p][/quote]Michael.... City have been very tight lipped over this whole saga as regards Stewart..... The only paper that has printed every step of the way on this is the Falkirk Herald.... It's funny how they can print Independently (you're words) however the T & A dont seem to have followed this story at all..... It makes you wonder just how much influence our club has against our local paper and it's football reporter....!![/p][/quote]Why are we as a club or local paper gonna shout about having to pay compensation to them... If we were receiving the money then fair enough we would do what the herald have done. Once we found out that we had to pay compo and how much, my interest ended there.[/p][/quote]Because it's news![/p][/quote]If the T&A / club has played the whole thing down, it is probably because mistakes were made. The decision was news-worthy. However, the date of the subsequent financial transaction is not. Imagine if some lucky so-and-so announced s/he had won Lotto. That would be news. A subsequent headline "BACS / Cheque transfer clears - money paid into Lotto winners account" would not be news. Michael Clayton
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7:43pm Thu 17 Apr 14

Boing-Boing says...

Victor Clayton wrote:
Plastic Bantam wrote:
Bantam Dubai wrote:
Michael Clayton wrote:
Bantam Dubai wrote:
http://www.falkirkhe rald.co.uk/sport/loc al-sport/falkirk-fin ally-receive-payment -from-bradford-city- as-mark-stewart-tran sfer-saga-ends-1-337 6913..... No mention of this from our side then.....!!
Why would there need to be?

The Falkirk Herald (a local newpaper) printed the story independently.

Had they not done so, would you have even thought to comment on the payment?

We knew it was going to happen at some point.
Michael.... City have been very tight lipped over this whole saga as regards Stewart..... The only paper that has printed every step of the way on this is the Falkirk Herald.... It's funny how they can print Independently (you're words) however the T & A dont seem to have followed this story at all..... It makes you wonder just how much influence our club has against our local paper and it's football reporter....!!
Why are we as a club or local paper gonna shout about having to pay compensation to them... If we were receiving the money then fair enough we would do what the herald have done. Once we found out that we had to pay compo and how much, my interest ended there.
Because it's news!
Got to agree, Its not really news that we have paid what is owed! Do we see other billsand debts being paid in the t and a!
[quote][p][bold]Victor Clayton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Plastic Bantam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bantam Dubai[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Michael Clayton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bantam Dubai[/bold] wrote: http://www.falkirkhe rald.co.uk/sport/loc al-sport/falkirk-fin ally-receive-payment -from-bradford-city- as-mark-stewart-tran sfer-saga-ends-1-337 6913..... No mention of this from our side then.....!![/p][/quote]Why would there need to be? The Falkirk Herald (a local newpaper) printed the story independently. Had they not done so, would you have even thought to comment on the payment? We knew it was going to happen at some point.[/p][/quote]Michael.... City have been very tight lipped over this whole saga as regards Stewart..... The only paper that has printed every step of the way on this is the Falkirk Herald.... It's funny how they can print Independently (you're words) however the T & A dont seem to have followed this story at all..... It makes you wonder just how much influence our club has against our local paper and it's football reporter....!![/p][/quote]Why are we as a club or local paper gonna shout about having to pay compensation to them... If we were receiving the money then fair enough we would do what the herald have done. Once we found out that we had to pay compo and how much, my interest ended there.[/p][/quote]Because it's news![/p][/quote]Got to agree, Its not really news that we have paid what is owed! Do we see other billsand debts being paid in the t and a! Boing-Boing
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