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Gary Jones reflects on ‘privilege’ playing for Bradford City

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Departing skipper Gary Jones leads the applause at City’s last home game of the season Departing skipper Gary Jones leads the applause at City’s last home game of the season

Gary Jones today issued an emotional farewell to City fans and declared: I gave everything I had for you.

The former skipper left Valley Parade last week after two hugely-influential seasons. He played exactly 100 games, led City to Wembley twice and captained their first promotion campaign for 14 years.

Supporters have bombarded the internet and social media to voice their appreciation for the 36-year-old – and the midfielder will look back on his stint in the claret and amber with huge affection.

Jones said: “When I left Rochdale after being there for such a long time, I did wonder where I could go next.

“Never in my wildest dreams could I imagine I’d have two years like that. They’ve probably been the best of my career.

“I’ve enjoyed my football so much. From the moment I first walked into Apperley Bridge and saw the training facilities and then went to the stadium itself, I knew it would be special.

“The whole place has meant so much to me and the fans have been amazing. They’ve made me and my family so welcome.

“When you walk out at Valley Parade in front of 14,000-15,000 people, it made us feel ten foot tall. You were invincible.

“It was such a privilege every time I put on the Bradford shirt and I like to think I can look in the mirror and know that I gave everything I had. That’s what those supporters do to you.”

Jones was the driving force behind Phil Parkinson’s rejuvenation of a club that had been in decline for over a decade. His will to win and infectious enthusiasm typified the approach that Parkinson demanded from his team.

“For a club like Bradford to be languishing in League Two for six years is frightening,” said Jones.

“But we had such a great season with the two finals – and getting promoted was the biggest achievement of the lot.

“Last season was all about consolidation and we achieved that comfortably. To finish in mid-table in a very tough league with 59 points was a feather in the cap for all the lads.”

The decision to release Jones was the biggest call in Parkinson’s squad revamp and followed on the heels of Garry Thompson’s departure.

The veteran admitted he would love to have carried on as he closes in on 700 career games.

Jones said: “I was gutted to be told. I’ve had such a great time here and it came as a bit of a shock, I’m not going to lie.

“But that’s football and you’ve just got to move on. I just wish I could have stayed for one more year.

“I still feel that I’ve got something to give and at least one more season in me. It would have been great to do that with Bradford but it’s not to be.

“But I can leave with my head held high. It’s been an amazing two years and I wish the supporters all the best in the future.

“I’m sure, in a few years from now, I’ll be back there to watch a game. It will be great to see those fans again.”

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7:28am Thu 15 May 14

OLDLAD says...

Fine example of a professional footballer. Younger players would do well to follow his example. Thank you, a true gent.
Fine example of a professional footballer. Younger players would do well to follow his example. Thank you, a true gent. OLDLAD
  • Score: 44

7:30am Thu 15 May 14

Meat Pie says...

I've wacthed Cty for over 40 yearsand Gary JOnes would be in my all-time top 11.

A fantasic player and a wonderful servant.

Thanks for everything Gary and best of luck in the future.

I'd have given you another year though.

"He's magic, you know........"

CTID
I've wacthed Cty for over 40 yearsand Gary JOnes would be in my all-time top 11. A fantasic player and a wonderful servant. Thanks for everything Gary and best of luck in the future. I'd have given you another year though. "He's magic, you know........" CTID Meat Pie
  • Score: 33

7:49am Thu 15 May 14

wakefieldbantam says...

Gary you are the guvnor I'm amazed you haven't been given another year, you deserved it.

Thanks for all you did for us, you will be missed in many ways.
Gary you are the guvnor I'm amazed you haven't been given another year, you deserved it. Thanks for all you did for us, you will be missed in many ways. wakefieldbantam
  • Score: 25

7:52am Thu 15 May 14

Olivermac says...

If only we had 10 more players on the pitch that gave the same commitment as you have done Gary week in week out we would have been looking at promotion this year.
A great Ambasador for football I only wish they could have kept you on in some capacity Youth team etc back up for the first team obviously the budget dictates , all the very best and I can see a number of clubs that will be showing interest for next year you most certainly have at least another season left if not more.
If only we had 10 more players on the pitch that gave the same commitment as you have done Gary week in week out we would have been looking at promotion this year. A great Ambasador for football I only wish they could have kept you on in some capacity Youth team etc back up for the first team obviously the budget dictates , all the very best and I can see a number of clubs that will be showing interest for next year you most certainly have at least another season left if not more. Olivermac
  • Score: 16

8:10am Thu 15 May 14

Bantam mitch says...

WHAT a True bantam he turned out to be ,It would have been nice for him to have one more year and finish his playing time at the valley ,
HES MAGIC YOU KNOW
WHAT a True bantam he turned out to be ,It would have been nice for him to have one more year and finish his playing time at the valley , HES MAGIC YOU KNOW Bantam mitch
  • Score: 16

8:16am Thu 15 May 14

whisky1 says...

Class act on and off the pitch. Thanks for everything Jonah
Class act on and off the pitch. Thanks for everything Jonah whisky1
  • Score: 17

8:55am Thu 15 May 14

Skiptonbantam says...

Gary,you do not have to wait a couple of years to come back. Do it next season and join us on the Kop anytime. There is a spare seat next to me that has your name on it.
Gary,you do not have to wait a couple of years to come back. Do it next season and join us on the Kop anytime. There is a spare seat next to me that has your name on it. Skiptonbantam
  • Score: 11

8:55am Thu 15 May 14

Bantams4ever says...

I have watched City since 1964, my all time top 3 of midfield legends would read:
1. Stuart McCall
2. Bruce Stowell
3. Gary Jones
And don't forget, Gary became a legend in only 2 years.
In Parky we trust, CTID
I have watched City since 1964, my all time top 3 of midfield legends would read: 1. Stuart McCall 2. Bruce Stowell 3. Gary Jones And don't forget, Gary became a legend in only 2 years. In Parky we trust, CTID Bantams4ever
  • Score: 19

8:57am Thu 15 May 14

shoatsy says...

Legend!!! that is all!!
Legend!!! that is all!! shoatsy
  • Score: 12

9:03am Thu 15 May 14

al&co says...

A dignified goodbye from a very dignified and committed professional who served our club in the most inspirational way and massively contributed to some of our greatest achievements in recent times.
I know many of the supporters on here will join me in wishing him every success in the new venture that surely awaits him elsewhere.
One thing's for sure....wherever he goes he will give it his best shot and inspire those around him.
Good luck Gary...as others have so rightly said...you are magic you know!
A dignified goodbye from a very dignified and committed professional who served our club in the most inspirational way and massively contributed to some of our greatest achievements in recent times. I know many of the supporters on here will join me in wishing him every success in the new venture that surely awaits him elsewhere. One thing's for sure....wherever he goes he will give it his best shot and inspire those around him. Good luck Gary...as others have so rightly said...you are magic you know! al&co
  • Score: 19

9:09am Thu 15 May 14

Belfast Bantam says...

Sadly, all good things come to an end. You'll be greatly missed,Gary.
I for one wish you all the best in your career, and thanks for everything you've achieved in your 2 years with us... Wish it could have been longer.
Sadly, all good things come to an end. You'll be greatly missed,Gary. I for one wish you all the best in your career, and thanks for everything you've achieved in your 2 years with us... Wish it could have been longer. Belfast Bantam
  • Score: 13

9:10am Thu 15 May 14

mjkyorkshire says...

Really gutted to see him go, one of the few players of recent times who actually cared, and looked like he did.
All the best Gary, you've earned your legend status. Now excuse me, I think I have a piece of dust in my eye!!
Really gutted to see him go, one of the few players of recent times who actually cared, and looked like he did. All the best Gary, you've earned your legend status. Now excuse me, I think I have a piece of dust in my eye!! mjkyorkshire
  • Score: 8

9:12am Thu 15 May 14

minkiebantam says...

Bradford City Legend! Top player, top Guy, Dodgy accent! ; )
CTID!
Bradford City Legend! Top player, top Guy, Dodgy accent! ; ) CTID! minkiebantam
  • Score: 3

9:35am Thu 15 May 14

whisky1 says...

Bantams4ever wrote:
I have watched City since 1964, my all time top 3 of midfield legends would read:
1. Stuart McCall
2. Bruce Stowell
3. Gary Jones
And don't forget, Gary became a legend in only 2 years.
In Parky we trust, CTID
Ditto ..City since 71 and GJ comes a VERY close second to Macca
[quote][p][bold]Bantams4ever[/bold] wrote: I have watched City since 1964, my all time top 3 of midfield legends would read: 1. Stuart McCall 2. Bruce Stowell 3. Gary Jones And don't forget, Gary became a legend in only 2 years. In Parky we trust, CTID[/p][/quote]Ditto ..City since 71 and GJ comes a VERY close second to Macca whisky1
  • Score: 4

9:39am Thu 15 May 14

SHANDY says...

Gary Jones you have been a absolute Gem if only we could have signed you in your younger days.you have been a pleasure to watch and a credit to football. I wish you and your family all the best for the future.
It will be very hard to find another player like you.
You are a workhorse and a true Legend.#he's magic you know.
Gary Jones you have been a absolute Gem if only we could have signed you in your younger days.you have been a pleasure to watch and a credit to football. I wish you and your family all the best for the future. It will be very hard to find another player like you. You are a workhorse and a true Legend.#he's magic you know. SHANDY
  • Score: 16

9:40am Thu 15 May 14

Old Peculiar says...

Jones says that he felt invincible when he walked out onto the pitch at VP. That reflected in how he played, you really got the feeling that there was no one he was scared of, and that influenced his team mates, and supporters.
Still hard to believe he was only here for 2 years ! I think if we'd have got him 5 years earlier, he would be saying goodbye to the Gary Jones Stadium, rather than Valley Parade !!
Thanks for the memories Jonesy !! Those are gonna be big boots to fill........
Jones says that he felt invincible when he walked out onto the pitch at VP. That reflected in how he played, you really got the feeling that there was no one he was scared of, and that influenced his team mates, and supporters. Still hard to believe he was only here for 2 years ! I think if we'd have got him 5 years earlier, he would be saying goodbye to the Gary Jones Stadium, rather than Valley Parade !! Thanks for the memories Jonesy !! Those are gonna be big boots to fill........ Old Peculiar
  • Score: 10

9:56am Thu 15 May 14

Biglah says...

Gary you will sadly missed around the club,especially your presence on the football field,you are a true bantam legend,you deserve a place in bradfords all time greatest team.
Thanks a lot Gary,
Maybe come back 1 day to guide us a manager
Biglah.
Gary you will sadly missed around the club,especially your presence on the football field,you are a true bantam legend,you deserve a place in bradfords all time greatest team. Thanks a lot Gary, Maybe come back 1 day to guide us a manager Biglah. Biglah
  • Score: 2

10:03am Thu 15 May 14

allannicho says...

I would have thought we needed Gary for the "Big Push" next season
but I,m just a punter !
Live long and prosper Gary!
I would have thought we needed Gary for the "Big Push" next season but I,m just a punter ! Live long and prosper Gary! allannicho
  • Score: 5

10:11am Thu 15 May 14

brucebantam says...

Even after a week I still can't get my head round why Jones had to go. That said, I trust Parky to know what he's doing, and I keenly await news of the first of his signings. Only he knows what limited budget he has, and how best to utilise that to build a team to gain promotion into the Championship. That said, I will miss seeing Jones leading the team out, and his 100% commitment to the shirt. He has been an inspiration, and I sincerely hope he gets snapped up by a decent club in the next few weeks, and plays for a season or two more. Thank you for everything Jonah, you will live in the hearts of Bantams fans for many, many years to come.
Even after a week I still can't get my head round why Jones had to go. That said, I trust Parky to know what he's doing, and I keenly await news of the first of his signings. Only he knows what limited budget he has, and how best to utilise that to build a team to gain promotion into the Championship. That said, I will miss seeing Jones leading the team out, and his 100% commitment to the shirt. He has been an inspiration, and I sincerely hope he gets snapped up by a decent club in the next few weeks, and plays for a season or two more. Thank you for everything Jonah, you will live in the hearts of Bantams fans for many, many years to come. brucebantam
  • Score: 5

10:44am Thu 15 May 14

bradvilla says...

I want to wish him all the best for the future and say thanks for the last two seasons!
I want to wish him all the best for the future and say thanks for the last two seasons! bradvilla
  • Score: 6

11:04am Thu 15 May 14

L**dsBantam says...

Great pro, great commitment, thanks for the big 2 years Mr Jones.
Great pro, great commitment, thanks for the big 2 years Mr Jones. L**dsBantam
  • Score: 6

11:21am Thu 15 May 14

Lancashire Bantam says...

We should sing his song for years to come, I feel gutted he didn't get a proper send off but one day you will come back and we will raise the roof to a city legend.
Moving forward I do put all my trust in our brilliant manager, in Parky we trust our club.
We should sing his song for years to come, I feel gutted he didn't get a proper send off but one day you will come back and we will raise the roof to a city legend. Moving forward I do put all my trust in our brilliant manager, in Parky we trust our club. Lancashire Bantam
  • Score: 5

11:41am Thu 15 May 14

thenorth says...

The privilege was ours to have him as our captain.
My only issue is that he felt the need to say that he gave us his all, it couldn't have been any more obvious. An absolutely class act.
The privilege was ours to have him as our captain. My only issue is that he felt the need to say that he gave us his all, it couldn't have been any more obvious. An absolutely class act. thenorth
  • Score: 4

11:55am Thu 15 May 14

tinytoonster says...

great player, obviously a christian.......
great player, obviously a christian....... tinytoonster
  • Score: -2

12:07pm Thu 15 May 14

steeton bantam says...

I just loved Gary's 'Ok we are two goals down, lets go score three' attitude and that rubbed off on all around him. So many times during the history season I said ' this team doesnt know when its beaten' that was what Gary Jones brought to the team. In Phil I trust but his job to find such an inspirational leader will be hard.
Good Luck for the future Gary and thank you
I just loved Gary's 'Ok we are two goals down, lets go score three' attitude and that rubbed off on all around him. So many times during the history season I said ' this team doesnt know when its beaten' that was what Gary Jones brought to the team. In Phil I trust but his job to find such an inspirational leader will be hard. Good Luck for the future Gary and thank you steeton bantam
  • Score: 6

12:46pm Thu 15 May 14

Bantambessie says...

Sorry you didn't get the send off you deserve. Thanks for the memories and true inspirational leader with so much committment to our club. Won't be the same without you will be sorely missed.
Sorry you didn't get the send off you deserve. Thanks for the memories and true inspirational leader with so much committment to our club. Won't be the same without you will be sorely missed. Bantambessie
  • Score: 7

1:18pm Thu 15 May 14

chriswray says...

I seriously think we need Gary Jones for one more year.
He was surprised to be going at this point, as were we all, because he knows he has the energy and commitment for one more season. Build the team around him and then let him go.

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I seriously think we need Gary Jones for one more year. He was surprised to be going at this point, as were we all, because he knows he has the energy and commitment for one more season. Build the team around him and then let him go. . chriswray
  • Score: 3

1:30pm Thu 15 May 14

Edinburgh -bantam says...

Gary Jones left City with great memories. He will be remembered forever as the captain who led the "History Makers " to 2 Wembley finals.

It is better for him and the club that he leaves on a high rather than struggling and being pilloried on here by keyboard coaches.

Managers, players and directors come and then leave City. Supporters are the only permanent fixture.
Gary Jones left City with great memories. He will be remembered forever as the captain who led the "History Makers " to 2 Wembley finals. It is better for him and the club that he leaves on a high rather than struggling and being pilloried on here by keyboard coaches. Managers, players and directors come and then leave City. Supporters are the only permanent fixture. Edinburgh -bantam
  • Score: 7

2:02pm Thu 15 May 14

shaun from richmond says...

Gary Jones was worked like a DOG this year!...HE WAS MY PLAYER OF THE YEAR!. If anyone deserved at least another year it was Gary Jones!.
TOP BLOKE! TOP PLAYER!.
Gary Jones was worked like a DOG this year!...HE WAS MY PLAYER OF THE YEAR!. If anyone deserved at least another year it was Gary Jones!. TOP BLOKE! TOP PLAYER!. shaun from richmond
  • Score: 0

2:56pm Thu 15 May 14

torreyman says...

Thanks Gary it was a Privilege to have you at BCFC if we could find another six players like you I would be a happy man !!
Thanks Gary it was a Privilege to have you at BCFC if we could find another six players like you I would be a happy man !! torreyman
  • Score: 2

4:21pm Thu 15 May 14

bcfc1903 says...

Thanks Gary, you've become an all time great of Bradford City Football Club, superb effort and good luck to you and your family for the future, love from the Gaffey, Carroll, Myers and Byrne families.
Thanks Gary, you've become an all time great of Bradford City Football Club, superb effort and good luck to you and your family for the future, love from the Gaffey, Carroll, Myers and Byrne families. bcfc1903
  • Score: 5

5:10pm Thu 15 May 14

Csut74 says...

Fabulous to read Jonah's comments about his time with the mighty Bantams.
I still feel we could have given him another year but we trust in Parky, he now needs a new leader in the middle of the park.

Good luck Jonah - back to Rochdale maybe ?

If so, he will get a great reception back at Valley Parade !
Fabulous to read Jonah's comments about his time with the mighty Bantams. I still feel we could have given him another year but we trust in Parky, he now needs a new leader in the middle of the park. Good luck Jonah - back to Rochdale maybe ? If so, he will get a great reception back at Valley Parade ! Csut74
  • Score: 3

5:21pm Thu 15 May 14

Hally1981 says...

Thanks for the memories Gary, a true professional who never put in anything less than 100% in his two years at the club.

In regards to whether he should have been offered an additional year I back the club with their decision. Whilst I agree that overall he had another decent season I also think he had games where he was a good yard off the pace. In his defence he has probably played more games than was anticipated at the start of the season. I do however think it's time to move on every player we had on our books last season in the middle of the park were no better or no worse than one another and I would just like to see a younger player who is capable of going box to box (that may be too attacking for Mr Parkinson though).
Thanks for the memories Gary, a true professional who never put in anything less than 100% in his two years at the club. In regards to whether he should have been offered an additional year I back the club with their decision. Whilst I agree that overall he had another decent season I also think he had games where he was a good yard off the pace. In his defence he has probably played more games than was anticipated at the start of the season. I do however think it's time to move on every player we had on our books last season in the middle of the park were no better or no worse than one another and I would just like to see a younger player who is capable of going box to box (that may be too attacking for Mr Parkinson though). Hally1981
  • Score: 0

5:32pm Thu 15 May 14

lawsonio123 says...

allannicho wrote:
I would have thought we needed Gary for the "Big Push" next season
but I,m just a punter !
Live long and prosper Gary!
Dolan signing agreed with Middlesbro
[quote][p][bold]allannicho[/bold] wrote: I would have thought we needed Gary for the "Big Push" next season but I,m just a punter ! Live long and prosper Gary![/p][/quote]Dolan signing agreed with Middlesbro lawsonio123
  • Score: 0

6:00pm Thu 15 May 14

bcfcincheshire says...

Very appropriate that the last game of the season was at Tranmere where Gary again gave his all even within his own 'backyard'...we all gave him a rousingg send off alongside Gary Thompson and I must admit thinking at the time that this may well be goodbye to both of them...the reality is we really need anyone that can help get us into the play offs to be able to stay should that campaign be successful. ..momentum was key in 2012-13 and into early 2013-14...we have run out of most of that now so once again need to rebuild for another proper promotion attempt. ..and an attacking midfield will be vital in that regard. ..alongside McLean, Hanson and McBurnie
Very appropriate that the last game of the season was at Tranmere where Gary again gave his all even within his own 'backyard'...we all gave him a rousingg send off alongside Gary Thompson and I must admit thinking at the time that this may well be goodbye to both of them...the reality is we really need anyone that can help get us into the play offs to be able to stay should that campaign be successful. ..momentum was key in 2012-13 and into early 2013-14...we have run out of most of that now so once again need to rebuild for another proper promotion attempt. ..and an attacking midfield will be vital in that regard. ..alongside McLean, Hanson and McBurnie bcfcincheshire
  • Score: 1

6:56pm Thu 15 May 14

garyh1 says...

Great leader the best for a generation , and it's a disgrace he never got another year whoever we sign in the summer !
No news on many others who punched well below Gary's high standards but have not been pushed half as quick .
Gutted and unhappy , good luck top man
Great leader the best for a generation , and it's a disgrace he never got another year whoever we sign in the summer ! No news on many others who punched well below Gary's high standards but have not been pushed half as quick . Gutted and unhappy , good luck top man garyh1
  • Score: 1

7:53pm Thu 15 May 14

Joshuatoothill says...

Not gunna lie my heart sank when i heard this news and thats how much he has done for city he was such an influential leader on and off the pitch being at villa when we reached the final and seeing jonah in tears just summed up him as a professional and how much it actually meant to him as a football player he will be sadly missed and i hope we find a player the exact same as jonah be hard to find but all the best in where ever you end up next theyll be extremely lucky to have you
Not gunna lie my heart sank when i heard this news and thats how much he has done for city he was such an influential leader on and off the pitch being at villa when we reached the final and seeing jonah in tears just summed up him as a professional and how much it actually meant to him as a football player he will be sadly missed and i hope we find a player the exact same as jonah be hard to find but all the best in where ever you end up next theyll be extremely lucky to have you Joshuatoothill
  • Score: 3

8:33pm Thu 15 May 14

mightybantam says...

After watching city for over 50 years apart from the legend that is 'STUART' Jonah is probably the most wholehearted and inspirational player to have worn the claret and amber. Would have liked another season but not to be. Good luck for the future and you will be welcome at the valley whenever you want to come back.
After watching city for over 50 years apart from the legend that is 'STUART' Jonah is probably the most wholehearted and inspirational player to have worn the claret and amber. Would have liked another season but not to be. Good luck for the future and you will be welcome at the valley whenever you want to come back. mightybantam
  • Score: 1

8:59pm Thu 15 May 14

Statler4 says...

Bantams4ever wrote:
I have watched City since 1964, my all time top 3 of midfield legends would read:
1. Stuart McCall
2. Bruce Stowell
3. Gary Jones
And don't forget, Gary became a legend in only 2 years.
In Parky we trust, CTID
I agree with McCall and Jones but I would put Rod Johnson ahead of Stowell.
[quote][p][bold]Bantams4ever[/bold] wrote: I have watched City since 1964, my all time top 3 of midfield legends would read: 1. Stuart McCall 2. Bruce Stowell 3. Gary Jones And don't forget, Gary became a legend in only 2 years. In Parky we trust, CTID[/p][/quote]I agree with McCall and Jones but I would put Rod Johnson ahead of Stowell. Statler4
  • Score: 0

9:49pm Thu 15 May 14

TBS says...

Truly fantastic character both on and off the pitch! I'd have definitely offered him another year. Hopefully we will see him back in our coaching staff once he retires. All the best for the future Gary! Such an inspiration to all around the football scene!
Truly fantastic character both on and off the pitch! I'd have definitely offered him another year. Hopefully we will see him back in our coaching staff once he retires. All the best for the future Gary! Such an inspiration to all around the football scene! TBS
  • Score: 1

10:24pm Thu 15 May 14

Wrose bantam says...

I would agree with most the above and loved his attitude and work rate. I know he's 37 but did not play like it.

Despite this, I would have kept him for 1 more year for his attitude around the club and to play a fair number of games next season even if this was less than this year. He can pass on a lot to younger players and can still help us in difficult games etc..

I see other players that I would rather see go.

If gary told the club he wanted to be playing every week, I understand but if the club put no offer to him, this is a shame. We talk about age but jonesy was seldom
Injured when younger players were.

I wish him all the best and hope we can get a younger gary jones.
I would agree with most the above and loved his attitude and work rate. I know he's 37 but did not play like it. Despite this, I would have kept him for 1 more year for his attitude around the club and to play a fair number of games next season even if this was less than this year. He can pass on a lot to younger players and can still help us in difficult games etc.. I see other players that I would rather see go. If gary told the club he wanted to be playing every week, I understand but if the club put no offer to him, this is a shame. We talk about age but jonesy was seldom Injured when younger players were. I wish him all the best and hope we can get a younger gary jones. Wrose bantam
  • Score: 6

8:41pm Sat 17 May 14

trevorwilkie says...

wakefieldbantam wrote:
Gary you are the guvnor I'm amazed you haven't been given another year, you deserved it.

Thanks for all you did for us, you will be missed in many ways.
I didn't mean to put a thums down it should be a thumbs up
[quote][p][bold]wakefieldbantam[/bold] wrote: Gary you are the guvnor I'm amazed you haven't been given another year, you deserved it. Thanks for all you did for us, you will be missed in many ways.[/p][/quote]I didn't mean to put a thums down it should be a thumbs up trevorwilkie
  • Score: 0

12:06am Mon 19 May 14

Waynus1971 says...

Thanks Gary Jones. It has been a pleasure and a privilege to have you at Bradford City. Not only have you been a tremendous leader on the pitch, you held yourself brilliantly off it too. Personally, I'm surprised you didn't get another deal; albeit for 12mths!

A class player gone and yet Doyle is still here. PP dropped Doyle many times over the past couple of seasons but rarely dropped/rested Jones. I don't understand why Gary has gone when Doyle is still there. Don't get me wrong, I'm a big fan of Doyle too, but just got the opinion that PP rated Jones more!!

Can't wait to see who PP brings in. If he is better than Jones, he's gonna be one helluva player!!!!
Thanks Gary Jones. It has been a pleasure and a privilege to have you at Bradford City. Not only have you been a tremendous leader on the pitch, you held yourself brilliantly off it too. Personally, I'm surprised you didn't get another deal; albeit for 12mths! A class player gone and yet Doyle is still here. PP dropped Doyle many times over the past couple of seasons but rarely dropped/rested Jones. I don't understand why Gary has gone when Doyle is still there. Don't get me wrong, I'm a big fan of Doyle too, but just got the opinion that PP rated Jones more!! Can't wait to see who PP brings in. If he is better than Jones, he's gonna be one helluva player!!!! Waynus1971
  • Score: 0

9:23pm Tue 20 May 14

corinthian44 says...

If he felt so 'privileged', why wouldn't he sign autographs for the pleading young supporters. Playing at Rochdale for years has apparently gone to his head, ( well it would, wouldn't it ) and he seems to regard himself as having 'star' status, making the signing of autographs as being beneath him. I don't ( wouldn't ) watch football, so I'm guided by what my family ( season ticket holders ) tell me, but they were at every home game!
If he felt so 'privileged', why wouldn't he sign autographs for the pleading young supporters. Playing at Rochdale for years has apparently gone to his head, ( well it would, wouldn't it ) and he seems to regard himself as having 'star' status, making the signing of autographs as being beneath him. I don't ( wouldn't ) watch football, so I'm guided by what my family ( season ticket holders ) tell me, but they were at every home game! corinthian44
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