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Kyel Reid leaves Bradford City and joins Preston on two-year deal

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Kyel Reid has left City and joined Preston on a two-year deal Kyel Reid has left City and joined Preston on a two-year deal

Kyel Reid confirmed the end of his City career today after joining League One rivals Preston on a two-year deal.

The 26-year-old winger, a key figure in the Bantams’ fairytale 2012/13 campaign, was out of contract on June 30.

He will officially join Simon Grayson’s side, beaten play-off semi-finalists last season, on July 1 after undergoing a rigorous medical on the knee injury which forced him to miss the second half of last term.

Reid join City from Charlton in 2011 and made over 100 appearances – including the Capital One Cup final and play-off finals at Wembley, scoring 13 goals along the way.

Reid said: “Obviously I’ve been at Bradford a long time, I’ve got some good memories and great times I have had there.

“I would just like to thank everyone at Bradford, the club, the manager, the staff and everyone that looked after me and made me welcome for the three season that I was there but now I just want to get my head down, get fit and focus on doing my bit for Preston North End.”

On his injury setback last season, Reid added: “The injury came at a bad time for me, because things were going well for me in my football career, but its part and parcel of being a footballer, these things come it’s just how you come back from it.

“I’ve just been working hard keeping my head down to be come back stronger and I just know that it was only a matter of time before something good would actually come up and it has.”

Meanwhile, defender Matthew Bates has joined Hartlepool following his departure from City at the end of last season.

The 27-year-old former Middlesbrough trainee becomes Pools boss Colin Cooper's first signing of the summer.

 

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2:23pm Tue 24 Jun 14

Boing-Boing says...

Good luck Kyle hope your injury is in the past , thanks for the memories
Good luck Kyle hope your injury is in the past , thanks for the memories Boing-Boing
  • Score: 22

2:25pm Tue 24 Jun 14

Bantam mitch says...

Cheers for the memories Reidy but we need a winger who plays for the team a lot more than you do, Onwards and upwards ha see ya
Cheers for the memories Reidy but we need a winger who plays for the team a lot more than you do, Onwards and upwards ha see ya Bantam mitch
  • Score: -26

2:26pm Tue 24 Jun 14

Farsley Bantam says...

The London borough of Preston is only a couple of stops from his house on the Northern Line so it was a no brainer really!

I all seriousness I wish him the best of luck. He was often a great player for us but equally he often left fans frustrated with his lack of consistency, particularly when crossing.
Would have liked him to have stayed but him leaving is not the end of the world.
The London borough of Preston is only a couple of stops from his house on the Northern Line so it was a no brainer really! I all seriousness I wish him the best of luck. He was often a great player for us but equally he often left fans frustrated with his lack of consistency, particularly when crossing. Would have liked him to have stayed but him leaving is not the end of the world. Farsley Bantam
  • Score: 13

2:27pm Tue 24 Jun 14

BradfordSportsFan says...

Phew! I can stop ducking from him crossing the ball straight into the Kop now!!

As long as we can bring someone in, maybe a young loan winger of Reach's calibre, then i'll be more than happy with City replacing Reid. Barring a couple of worldies my main memories of Reid are of frustration!!
Phew! I can stop ducking from him crossing the ball straight into the Kop now!! As long as we can bring someone in, maybe a young loan winger of Reach's calibre, then i'll be more than happy with City replacing Reid. Barring a couple of worldies my main memories of Reid are of frustration!! BradfordSportsFan
  • Score: 3

2:42pm Tue 24 Jun 14

northyorksbantam says...

Disappointed with this news. Not really surprised Preston came in for him as he single handedly took them apart at there place last season in what was one of the best performances I have seen from a city player for a long time. He couldn't reach that level every week but he was one of 2 players we had that would seriously worry other teams, with his pace, threat going forward but also a good outlet to prevent the ops committing to many men forward. The other was Wells and he's gone too. We are now left with no pace, creativity or real threat going forward, but I would hope and expect Parky to have something in mind, whether it be 2 or 3 quality signings or loan deal up his sleeve, so let's see what happens.

It must be disappointing and maybe even slightly embarrassing for Reid to feel like he had to come back and prove himself again after 3 seasons at the club, PNE have seen what he's been doing pre season and his fitness levels and offered him a deal straight away, whilst it appears we have been dragging our feet maybe looking to save ourselves a few quid. Good luck Kyel
Disappointed with this news. Not really surprised Preston came in for him as he single handedly took them apart at there place last season in what was one of the best performances I have seen from a city player for a long time. He couldn't reach that level every week but he was one of 2 players we had that would seriously worry other teams, with his pace, threat going forward but also a good outlet to prevent the ops committing to many men forward. The other was Wells and he's gone too. We are now left with no pace, creativity or real threat going forward, but I would hope and expect Parky to have something in mind, whether it be 2 or 3 quality signings or loan deal up his sleeve, so let's see what happens. It must be disappointing and maybe even slightly embarrassing for Reid to feel like he had to come back and prove himself again after 3 seasons at the club, PNE have seen what he's been doing pre season and his fitness levels and offered him a deal straight away, whilst it appears we have been dragging our feet maybe looking to save ourselves a few quid. Good luck Kyel northyorksbantam
  • Score: 17

2:51pm Tue 24 Jun 14

mrmuzzy says...

What a joke.
why not get rid of all our best players.
oh they already have.
no ambition!!!!!!
What a joke. why not get rid of all our best players. oh they already have. no ambition!!!!!! mrmuzzy
  • Score: -43

3:07pm Tue 24 Jun 14

Farsley Bantam says...

mrmuzzy wrote:
What a joke. why not get rid of all our best players. oh they already have. no ambition!!!!!!
Sack the manager!
Sack the board!
Sack the fans!
[quote][p][bold]mrmuzzy[/bold] wrote: What a joke. why not get rid of all our best players. oh they already have. no ambition!!!!!![/p][/quote]Sack the manager! Sack the board! Sack the fans! Farsley Bantam
  • Score: 15

3:17pm Tue 24 Jun 14

Hally1981 says...

northyorksbantam wrote:
Disappointed with this news. Not really surprised Preston came in for him as he single handedly took them apart at there place last season in what was one of the best performances I have seen from a city player for a long time. He couldn't reach that level every week but he was one of 2 players we had that would seriously worry other teams, with his pace, threat going forward but also a good outlet to prevent the ops committing to many men forward. The other was Wells and he's gone too. We are now left with no pace, creativity or real threat going forward, but I would hope and expect Parky to have something in mind, whether it be 2 or 3 quality signings or loan deal up his sleeve, so let's see what happens. It must be disappointing and maybe even slightly embarrassing for Reid to feel like he had to come back and prove himself again after 3 seasons at the club, PNE have seen what he's been doing pre season and his fitness levels and offered him a deal straight away, whilst it appears we have been dragging our feet maybe looking to save ourselves a few quid. Good luck Kyel
I think your bang on with this, yes he could be inconsistent but he was of our main weapons without doubt and the only member of our squad with genuine pace. Don't know enough about Knott and whether he has genuine pace but if he doesn't we have a squad of decent players but all in the same bracket with no game changers and the biggest asset no pace.
[quote][p][bold]northyorksbantam[/bold] wrote: Disappointed with this news. Not really surprised Preston came in for him as he single handedly took them apart at there place last season in what was one of the best performances I have seen from a city player for a long time. He couldn't reach that level every week but he was one of 2 players we had that would seriously worry other teams, with his pace, threat going forward but also a good outlet to prevent the ops committing to many men forward. The other was Wells and he's gone too. We are now left with no pace, creativity or real threat going forward, but I would hope and expect Parky to have something in mind, whether it be 2 or 3 quality signings or loan deal up his sleeve, so let's see what happens. It must be disappointing and maybe even slightly embarrassing for Reid to feel like he had to come back and prove himself again after 3 seasons at the club, PNE have seen what he's been doing pre season and his fitness levels and offered him a deal straight away, whilst it appears we have been dragging our feet maybe looking to save ourselves a few quid. Good luck Kyel[/p][/quote]I think your bang on with this, yes he could be inconsistent but he was of our main weapons without doubt and the only member of our squad with genuine pace. Don't know enough about Knott and whether he has genuine pace but if he doesn't we have a squad of decent players but all in the same bracket with no game changers and the biggest asset no pace. Hally1981
  • Score: 8

3:28pm Tue 24 Jun 14

MuirheadsAfro says...

With the limited budget it would have been too much of a gamble to re-sign Reid, on what would probably be a healthy wage, not knowing whether he would come back as fast as he was prior to the injury.

Good luck Kyel, you never had an ok game, you were either amazing or frustrating but one of the few bright sparks we had who could change a game. All the best.
With the limited budget it would have been too much of a gamble to re-sign Reid, on what would probably be a healthy wage, not knowing whether he would come back as fast as he was prior to the injury. Good luck Kyel, you never had an ok game, you were either amazing or frustrating but one of the few bright sparks we had who could change a game. All the best. MuirheadsAfro
  • Score: 14

4:17pm Tue 24 Jun 14

lawsonio123 says...

Well our Quick winger has gone to a very forward looking club if we cannot complete with Preston it does not show a great deal of our so called ambition It may be our Manager does not now rate Reid hence off he goes but pre season is now about to start and it will be interesting to see who replaces him oh for a Waddle
Well our Quick winger has gone to a very forward looking club if we cannot complete with Preston it does not show a great deal of our so called ambition It may be our Manager does not now rate Reid hence off he goes but pre season is now about to start and it will be interesting to see who replaces him oh for a Waddle lawsonio123
  • Score: 4

4:26pm Tue 24 Jun 14

lawsonio123 says...

MuirheadsAfro wrote:
With the limited budget it would have been too much of a gamble to re-sign Reid, on what would probably be a healthy wage, not knowing whether he would come back as fast as he was prior to the injury.

Good luck Kyel, you never had an ok game, you were either amazing or frustrating but one of the few bright sparks we had who could change a game. All the best.
Preston put him through a 2 Day Medical and consider him fine its our loss
[quote][p][bold]MuirheadsAfro[/bold] wrote: With the limited budget it would have been too much of a gamble to re-sign Reid, on what would probably be a healthy wage, not knowing whether he would come back as fast as he was prior to the injury. Good luck Kyel, you never had an ok game, you were either amazing or frustrating but one of the few bright sparks we had who could change a game. All the best.[/p][/quote]Preston put him through a 2 Day Medical and consider him fine its our loss lawsonio123
  • Score: 3

4:51pm Tue 24 Jun 14

jsummers96 says...

Cant understand why some fans want parky sacked? yeah reidy on his day was class and his pace was a real threat; but lets face it - he was one of the most inconsistent players of last season. looking to the future now, with the recruitment of Sheehan who is renowned for assisting through crosses and free kicks at LB, all we need is a touch of class to compliment him. Ive seen rumours such as Ross Wallace and Jermaine Johnson but all i know is that we should be getting behind the boards decision when it comes to summer recruitment's because from what i have seen and heard from the three new additions, its going to be a promotion pushing campaign from the city lads. CTID
Cant understand why some fans want parky sacked? yeah reidy on his day was class and his pace was a real threat; but lets face it - he was one of the most inconsistent players of last season. looking to the future now, with the recruitment of Sheehan who is renowned for assisting through crosses and free kicks at LB, all we need is a touch of class to compliment him. Ive seen rumours such as Ross Wallace and Jermaine Johnson but all i know is that we should be getting behind the boards decision when it comes to summer recruitment's because from what i have seen and heard from the three new additions, its going to be a promotion pushing campaign from the city lads. CTID jsummers96
  • Score: 8

4:59pm Tue 24 Jun 14

bahamianbantam says...

Mmm - would you sign him on same, more or less wages. On his day one of best wingers in Lge 1 & 2 - but also have significant off days. I will remember him at Posh away this season when he single handedly almost got us back into game. Great memories, great skill but maybe not ultimately worth the gamble.
Mmm - would you sign him on same, more or less wages. On his day one of best wingers in Lge 1 & 2 - but also have significant off days. I will remember him at Posh away this season when he single handedly almost got us back into game. Great memories, great skill but maybe not ultimately worth the gamble. bahamianbantam
  • Score: 1

5:06pm Tue 24 Jun 14

stevewibsey says...

Reid said: “Obviously I’ve been at Bradford a long time - ??
Reid said: “Obviously I’ve been at Bradford a long time - ?? stevewibsey
  • Score: 2

5:26pm Tue 24 Jun 14

karlsointment says...

Disappointing news this one. I hate to say this cos I really like reidy. But I hope this doesn't come back to hurt us and so I can only say I hope he doesn't show his full potential for PNE. Sorry Kyel...and sincere thanks for all your efforts at city.
Disappointing news this one. I hate to say this cos I really like reidy. But I hope this doesn't come back to hurt us and so I can only say I hope he doesn't show his full potential for PNE. Sorry Kyel...and sincere thanks for all your efforts at city. karlsointment
  • Score: 6

5:35pm Tue 24 Jun 14

Bantambhoy says...

It's no great loss for me. He has speed but little actual footballing brain. In the 'feted' Preston game all they did was kick him resulting in free kicks and pressure for us. If they'd just shadowed him he would have messed it up by tripping over the ball or skying it into the stand as usual.
If Reach comes back we wont miss Reid.
It's no great loss for me. He has speed but little actual footballing brain. In the 'feted' Preston game all they did was kick him resulting in free kicks and pressure for us. If they'd just shadowed him he would have messed it up by tripping over the ball or skying it into the stand as usual. If Reach comes back we wont miss Reid. Bantambhoy
  • Score: 0

5:46pm Tue 24 Jun 14

Waynus1971 says...

lawsonio123 wrote:
MuirheadsAfro wrote:
With the limited budget it would have been too much of a gamble to re-sign Reid, on what would probably be a healthy wage, not knowing whether he would come back as fast as he was prior to the injury.

Good luck Kyel, you never had an ok game, you were either amazing or frustrating but one of the few bright sparks we had who could change a game. All the best.
Preston put him through a 2 Day Medical and consider him fine its our loss
There's a difference between passing a fitness test (albeit over 2 days) and taking on players in a competitive game. His knee may have withstood the check, but has he yet proved he can still dribble at pace and/or taken a strong challenge?
[quote][p][bold]lawsonio123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MuirheadsAfro[/bold] wrote: With the limited budget it would have been too much of a gamble to re-sign Reid, on what would probably be a healthy wage, not knowing whether he would come back as fast as he was prior to the injury. Good luck Kyel, you never had an ok game, you were either amazing or frustrating but one of the few bright sparks we had who could change a game. All the best.[/p][/quote]Preston put him through a 2 Day Medical and consider him fine its our loss[/p][/quote]There's a difference between passing a fitness test (albeit over 2 days) and taking on players in a competitive game. His knee may have withstood the check, but has he yet proved he can still dribble at pace and/or taken a strong challenge? Waynus1971
  • Score: 2

5:58pm Tue 24 Jun 14

Waynus1971 says...

The thing is, Reid is no different to other players of his trade. Even the likes of Bale and Ronaldo have off games. Obviously the better the player, the less inconsistent they are. Reid is no worse in this respect to any other winger in Leagues 1 and 2. Look at the quality wingers we have seen in recent years; Maghoma, Adoma both got snapped up by Championship clubs.

Let's just hope PP can bring in a little class from the Premiership to fill the void. I'm still concerned that de Vita is still in PP's thinking!
The thing is, Reid is no different to other players of his trade. Even the likes of Bale and Ronaldo have off games. Obviously the better the player, the less inconsistent they are. Reid is no worse in this respect to any other winger in Leagues 1 and 2. Look at the quality wingers we have seen in recent years; Maghoma, Adoma both got snapped up by Championship clubs. Let's just hope PP can bring in a little class from the Premiership to fill the void. I'm still concerned that de Vita is still in PP's thinking! Waynus1971
  • Score: 0

6:31pm Tue 24 Jun 14

City86 says...

Poor decision,wage saving exercise.it will be hard to find a player with his pace and skill for less wages.
Poor decision,wage saving exercise.it will be hard to find a player with his pace and skill for less wages. City86
  • Score: -3

6:42pm Tue 24 Jun 14

Mr Tii says...

City86 wrote:
Poor decision,wage saving exercise.it will be hard to find a player with his pace and skill for less wages.
Yeah pace to burn but Skill ? And certainly no end product ! We'll shut of him , I for one think that's the best bit of business all summer so far .
[quote][p][bold]City86[/bold] wrote: Poor decision,wage saving exercise.it will be hard to find a player with his pace and skill for less wages.[/p][/quote]Yeah pace to burn but Skill ? And certainly no end product ! We'll shut of him , I for one think that's the best bit of business all summer so far . Mr Tii
  • Score: -5

7:01pm Tue 24 Jun 14

tyker7745 says...

he' moved back nearer home: what a joke
he' moved back nearer home: what a joke tyker7745
  • Score: 2

7:29pm Tue 24 Jun 14

Citygent1960 says...

Bantambhoy wrote:
It's no great loss for me. He has speed but little actual footballing brain. In the 'feted' Preston game all they did was kick him resulting in free kicks and pressure for us. If they'd just shadowed him he would have messed it up by tripping over the ball or skying it into the stand as usual.
If Reach comes back we wont miss Reid.
He didnt trip over the ball and sky it into the stand when he scored what for me was the goal of the season at walsall though did he?
[quote][p][bold]Bantambhoy[/bold] wrote: It's no great loss for me. He has speed but little actual footballing brain. In the 'feted' Preston game all they did was kick him resulting in free kicks and pressure for us. If they'd just shadowed him he would have messed it up by tripping over the ball or skying it into the stand as usual. If Reach comes back we wont miss Reid.[/p][/quote]He didnt trip over the ball and sky it into the stand when he scored what for me was the goal of the season at walsall though did he? Citygent1960
  • Score: 3

7:40pm Tue 24 Jun 14

Victor Clayton says...

Not my favourite player so will be interesting to see how he gets on.
Not my favourite player so will be interesting to see how he gets on. Victor Clayton
  • Score: 2

7:52pm Tue 24 Jun 14

Statler4 says...

Citygent1960 wrote:
Bantambhoy wrote:
It's no great loss for me. He has speed but little actual footballing brain. In the 'feted' Preston game all they did was kick him resulting in free kicks and pressure for us. If they'd just shadowed him he would have messed it up by tripping over the ball or skying it into the stand as usual.
If Reach comes back we wont miss Reid.
He didnt trip over the ball and sky it into the stand when he scored what for me was the goal of the season at walsall though did he?
Or when he lifted the ball over the wall at Stevenage.
[quote][p][bold]Citygent1960[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bantambhoy[/bold] wrote: It's no great loss for me. He has speed but little actual footballing brain. In the 'feted' Preston game all they did was kick him resulting in free kicks and pressure for us. If they'd just shadowed him he would have messed it up by tripping over the ball or skying it into the stand as usual. If Reach comes back we wont miss Reid.[/p][/quote]He didnt trip over the ball and sky it into the stand when he scored what for me was the goal of the season at walsall though did he?[/p][/quote]Or when he lifted the ball over the wall at Stevenage. Statler4
  • Score: 0

8:11pm Tue 24 Jun 14

Baby Bantam says...

What a to$$er!!!! not happy to see him go to a league rival. Saw him on our left wing next year. Admitted hes the Type of player that had one good game an 2 bad but on his day can beat the best and score the best. Needs a hell of a replacement but hopefully we can pull it off
What a to$$er!!!! not happy to see him go to a league rival. Saw him on our left wing next year. Admitted hes the Type of player that had one good game an 2 bad but on his day can beat the best and score the best. Needs a hell of a replacement but hopefully we can pull it off Baby Bantam
  • Score: 5

8:15pm Tue 24 Jun 14

Prisoner Cell Block A says...

Waynus1971 wrote:
lawsonio123 wrote:
MuirheadsAfro wrote:
With the limited budget it would have been too much of a gamble to re-sign Reid, on what would probably be a healthy wage, not knowing whether he would come back as fast as he was prior to the injury.

Good luck Kyel, you never had an ok game, you were either amazing or frustrating but one of the few bright sparks we had who could change a game. All the best.
Preston put him through a 2 Day Medical and consider him fine its our loss
There's a difference between passing a fitness test (albeit over 2 days) and taking on players in a competitive game. His knee may have withstood the check, but has he yet proved he can still dribble at pace and/or taken a strong challenge?
Don't understand the thumbs down for what is a decent comment and observation. Until his knee is match tested and withstands the rigour of 20 matches he may never be the same again.
[quote][p][bold]Waynus1971[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lawsonio123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MuirheadsAfro[/bold] wrote: With the limited budget it would have been too much of a gamble to re-sign Reid, on what would probably be a healthy wage, not knowing whether he would come back as fast as he was prior to the injury. Good luck Kyel, you never had an ok game, you were either amazing or frustrating but one of the few bright sparks we had who could change a game. All the best.[/p][/quote]Preston put him through a 2 Day Medical and consider him fine its our loss[/p][/quote]There's a difference between passing a fitness test (albeit over 2 days) and taking on players in a competitive game. His knee may have withstood the check, but has he yet proved he can still dribble at pace and/or taken a strong challenge?[/p][/quote]Don't understand the thumbs down for what is a decent comment and observation. Until his knee is match tested and withstands the rigour of 20 matches he may never be the same again. Prisoner Cell Block A
  • Score: 8

8:23pm Tue 24 Jun 14

bcfc1903 says...

Sorry to see Kyel go, a class act who will be hard to replace.

Good luck Kyel and thanks for the great memories, Hope it goes well for you at Preston North End and you regain full fitness.

All the best to you and your family.
Sorry to see Kyel go, a class act who will be hard to replace. Good luck Kyel and thanks for the great memories, Hope it goes well for you at Preston North End and you regain full fitness. All the best to you and your family. bcfc1903
  • Score: 10

8:38pm Tue 24 Jun 14

irish bantam says...

reach to return ??????????
reach to return ?????????? irish bantam
  • Score: 9

8:48pm Tue 24 Jun 14

Waynus1971 says...

Prisoner Cell Block A wrote:
Waynus1971 wrote:
lawsonio123 wrote:
MuirheadsAfro wrote:
With the limited budget it would have been too much of a gamble to re-sign Reid, on what would probably be a healthy wage, not knowing whether he would come back as fast as he was prior to the injury.

Good luck Kyel, you never had an ok game, you were either amazing or frustrating but one of the few bright sparks we had who could change a game. All the best.
Preston put him through a 2 Day Medical and consider him fine its our loss
There's a difference between passing a fitness test (albeit over 2 days) and taking on players in a competitive game. His knee may have withstood the check, but has he yet proved he can still dribble at pace and/or taken a strong challenge?
Don't understand the thumbs down for what is a decent comment and observation. Until his knee is match tested and withstands the rigour of 20 matches he may never be the same again.
I'm getting used to it buddy. I had -35 on one comment recently, yet Michael Clayton wrote almost an identical post and got +5!!! I don't understand it and I can't say I take too much notice anymore.

It's just cowardice! If they disagree with a post, why not add a brief comment as to what they don't agree with?
[quote][p][bold]Prisoner Cell Block A[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Waynus1971[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lawsonio123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MuirheadsAfro[/bold] wrote: With the limited budget it would have been too much of a gamble to re-sign Reid, on what would probably be a healthy wage, not knowing whether he would come back as fast as he was prior to the injury. Good luck Kyel, you never had an ok game, you were either amazing or frustrating but one of the few bright sparks we had who could change a game. All the best.[/p][/quote]Preston put him through a 2 Day Medical and consider him fine its our loss[/p][/quote]There's a difference between passing a fitness test (albeit over 2 days) and taking on players in a competitive game. His knee may have withstood the check, but has he yet proved he can still dribble at pace and/or taken a strong challenge?[/p][/quote]Don't understand the thumbs down for what is a decent comment and observation. Until his knee is match tested and withstands the rigour of 20 matches he may never be the same again.[/p][/quote]I'm getting used to it buddy. I had -35 on one comment recently, yet Michael Clayton wrote almost an identical post and got +5!!! I don't understand it and I can't say I take too much notice anymore. It's just cowardice! If they disagree with a post, why not add a brief comment as to what they don't agree with? Waynus1971
  • Score: -9

8:48pm Tue 24 Jun 14

Bradford Lad BD9 says...

He had more off games than most other players, im sure parky will have a better player than reidy lined up
He had more off games than most other players, im sure parky will have a better player than reidy lined up Bradford Lad BD9
  • Score: 7

9:30pm Tue 24 Jun 14

schroeder says...

bit of a shame. he was great on his day but hasn't been the same since his injury. hopefully we have a decent replacement or two lined up.
bit of a shame. he was great on his day but hasn't been the same since his injury. hopefully we have a decent replacement or two lined up. schroeder
  • Score: 6

9:49pm Tue 24 Jun 14

SouthCheshireBantams says...

Glad to see the back of him. Lazy, big headed, inconsistent and an injury liability. Much better wingers out there who can be bothered to put in a performance week in week out and not just when it suits them or the TV cameras are watching. He scored a goal against Walsall and then disappeared of the face of the earth. He reminded me of Omar Daley and Nicky Summerbee - jogging up the wing, always behind the ball and rarely pushing up past the half way line without looking like they'd been massively inconvenienced. Clearly gone for the money since it's nowhere near his family so it just shows what a respectable loyal player he is. No doubt there'll be disagreement but unfortunately it's a true reflection of a very large chunk of his year last season and he's not the type of player we should be investing the future of the club in.
Glad to see the back of him. Lazy, big headed, inconsistent and an injury liability. Much better wingers out there who can be bothered to put in a performance week in week out and not just when it suits them or the TV cameras are watching. He scored a goal against Walsall and then disappeared of the face of the earth. He reminded me of Omar Daley and Nicky Summerbee - jogging up the wing, always behind the ball and rarely pushing up past the half way line without looking like they'd been massively inconvenienced. Clearly gone for the money since it's nowhere near his family so it just shows what a respectable loyal player he is. No doubt there'll be disagreement but unfortunately it's a true reflection of a very large chunk of his year last season and he's not the type of player we should be investing the future of the club in. SouthCheshireBantams
  • Score: 0

9:54pm Tue 24 Jun 14

lawsonio123 says...

irish bantam wrote:
reach to return ??????????
Rated now at his home club very tiny chance of a return but is there a fast raiding winger somewhere that would be great Parky does not have a easy job trying to find such a player BUT lets get behind the team he gives us in the new season.
[quote][p][bold]irish bantam[/bold] wrote: reach to return ??????????[/p][/quote]Rated now at his home club very tiny chance of a return but is there a fast raiding winger somewhere that would be great Parky does not have a easy job trying to find such a player BUT lets get behind the team he gives us in the new season. lawsonio123
  • Score: 1

10:25pm Tue 24 Jun 14

bcfcincheshire says...

If we want a serious promotion challenge in the next campaign we will need a sstronger team and squad than last season. ...this creates another opportunity for that to be realised...but can only properly be assessed at the turn of the year, when further change is permitted...and will hopefully only require minimal alteration (if already i n sixth place).
If we want a serious promotion challenge in the next campaign we will need a sstronger team and squad than last season. ...this creates another opportunity for that to be realised...but can only properly be assessed at the turn of the year, when further change is permitted...and will hopefully only require minimal alteration (if already i n sixth place). bcfcincheshire
  • Score: 2

11:25pm Tue 24 Jun 14

tinytoonster says...

Waynus1971 wrote:
Prisoner Cell Block A wrote:
Waynus1971 wrote:
lawsonio123 wrote:
MuirheadsAfro wrote:
With the limited budget it would have been too much of a gamble to re-sign Reid, on what would probably be a healthy wage, not knowing whether he would come back as fast as he was prior to the injury.

Good luck Kyel, you never had an ok game, you were either amazing or frustrating but one of the few bright sparks we had who could change a game. All the best.
Preston put him through a 2 Day Medical and consider him fine its our loss
There's a difference between passing a fitness test (albeit over 2 days) and taking on players in a competitive game. His knee may have withstood the check, but has he yet proved he can still dribble at pace and/or taken a strong challenge?
Don't understand the thumbs down for what is a decent comment and observation. Until his knee is match tested and withstands the rigour of 20 matches he may never be the same again.
I'm getting used to it buddy. I had -35 on one comment recently, yet Michael Clayton wrote almost an identical post and got +5!!! I don't understand it and I can't say I take too much notice anymore.

It's just cowardice! If they disagree with a post, why not add a brief comment as to what they don't agree with?
take it as a compliment pal.
usually means you are right!
anoraks vote down, i comment.
notice reid dint thank the fans.
they know best thats why.....
[quote][p][bold]Waynus1971[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Prisoner Cell Block A[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Waynus1971[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lawsonio123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MuirheadsAfro[/bold] wrote: With the limited budget it would have been too much of a gamble to re-sign Reid, on what would probably be a healthy wage, not knowing whether he would come back as fast as he was prior to the injury. Good luck Kyel, you never had an ok game, you were either amazing or frustrating but one of the few bright sparks we had who could change a game. All the best.[/p][/quote]Preston put him through a 2 Day Medical and consider him fine its our loss[/p][/quote]There's a difference between passing a fitness test (albeit over 2 days) and taking on players in a competitive game. His knee may have withstood the check, but has he yet proved he can still dribble at pace and/or taken a strong challenge?[/p][/quote]Don't understand the thumbs down for what is a decent comment and observation. Until his knee is match tested and withstands the rigour of 20 matches he may never be the same again.[/p][/quote]I'm getting used to it buddy. I had -35 on one comment recently, yet Michael Clayton wrote almost an identical post and got +5!!! I don't understand it and I can't say I take too much notice anymore. It's just cowardice! If they disagree with a post, why not add a brief comment as to what they don't agree with?[/p][/quote]take it as a compliment pal. usually means you are right! anoraks vote down, i comment. notice reid dint thank the fans. they know best thats why..... tinytoonster
  • Score: -10

12:20am Wed 25 Jun 14

City86 says...

SouthCheshireBantams wrote:
Glad to see the back of him. Lazy, big headed, inconsistent and an injury liability. Much better wingers out there who can be bothered to put in a performance week in week out and not just when it suits them or the TV cameras are watching. He scored a goal against Walsall and then disappeared of the face of the earth. He reminded me of Omar Daley and Nicky Summerbee - jogging up the wing, always behind the ball and rarely pushing up past the half way line without looking like they'd been massively inconvenienced. Clearly gone for the money since it's nowhere near his family so it just shows what a respectable loyal player he is. No doubt there'll be disagreement but unfortunately it's a true reflection of a very large chunk of his year last season and he's not the type of player we should be investing the future of the club in.
Interesting comment,think you might be right there!I take back my earlier post!
[quote][p][bold]SouthCheshireBantams[/bold] wrote: Glad to see the back of him. Lazy, big headed, inconsistent and an injury liability. Much better wingers out there who can be bothered to put in a performance week in week out and not just when it suits them or the TV cameras are watching. He scored a goal against Walsall and then disappeared of the face of the earth. He reminded me of Omar Daley and Nicky Summerbee - jogging up the wing, always behind the ball and rarely pushing up past the half way line without looking like they'd been massively inconvenienced. Clearly gone for the money since it's nowhere near his family so it just shows what a respectable loyal player he is. No doubt there'll be disagreement but unfortunately it's a true reflection of a very large chunk of his year last season and he's not the type of player we should be investing the future of the club in.[/p][/quote]Interesting comment,think you might be right there!I take back my earlier post! City86
  • Score: 3

8:01am Wed 25 Jun 14

dcbantam says...

I hope we didn't waste much time or resource on his rehab and treatment. Seems he was happy to keep collecting a wage while injured but didn't want to repay that loyalty.

In a squad you need to be consistent but you can afford a couple of match winners that on their day will win you the game. Reid is going to be very hard to replace for the same money or less but let's hope Parky can do it.
I hope we didn't waste much time or resource on his rehab and treatment. Seems he was happy to keep collecting a wage while injured but didn't want to repay that loyalty. In a squad you need to be consistent but you can afford a couple of match winners that on their day will win you the game. Reid is going to be very hard to replace for the same money or less but let's hope Parky can do it. dcbantam
  • Score: 4

8:16am Wed 25 Jun 14

SouthCheshireBantams says...

City86 wrote:
SouthCheshireBantams wrote:
Glad to see the back of him. Lazy, big headed, inconsistent and an injury liability. Much better wingers out there who can be bothered to put in a performance week in week out and not just when it suits them or the TV cameras are watching. He scored a goal against Walsall and then disappeared of the face of the earth. He reminded me of Omar Daley and Nicky Summerbee - jogging up the wing, always behind the ball and rarely pushing up past the half way line without looking like they'd been massively inconvenienced. Clearly gone for the money since it's nowhere near his family so it just shows what a respectable loyal player he is. No doubt there'll be disagreement but unfortunately it's a true reflection of a very large chunk of his year last season and he's not the type of player we should be investing the future of the club in.
Interesting comment,think you might be right there!I take back my earlier post!
Indeed! It's a real shame, when he first arrived at the club he showed real quality but then he got that ankle injury and was never the same afterwards. He had so much promise but it's like he just lost interest in what he was doing. Another one of those "could've been" players. I thank him for the contributions he made but at the same time I'm more than happy to see the back of him for the contributions he didn't make. A player with his ability should have delivered far more.
[quote][p][bold]City86[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SouthCheshireBantams[/bold] wrote: Glad to see the back of him. Lazy, big headed, inconsistent and an injury liability. Much better wingers out there who can be bothered to put in a performance week in week out and not just when it suits them or the TV cameras are watching. He scored a goal against Walsall and then disappeared of the face of the earth. He reminded me of Omar Daley and Nicky Summerbee - jogging up the wing, always behind the ball and rarely pushing up past the half way line without looking like they'd been massively inconvenienced. Clearly gone for the money since it's nowhere near his family so it just shows what a respectable loyal player he is. No doubt there'll be disagreement but unfortunately it's a true reflection of a very large chunk of his year last season and he's not the type of player we should be investing the future of the club in.[/p][/quote]Interesting comment,think you might be right there!I take back my earlier post![/p][/quote]Indeed! It's a real shame, when he first arrived at the club he showed real quality but then he got that ankle injury and was never the same afterwards. He had so much promise but it's like he just lost interest in what he was doing. Another one of those "could've been" players. I thank him for the contributions he made but at the same time I'm more than happy to see the back of him for the contributions he didn't make. A player with his ability should have delivered far more. SouthCheshireBantams
  • Score: 4

8:19am Wed 25 Jun 14

wakefieldbantam says...

I for one am sorry to see him go and whatever supporters opinions of him are , which do seem to be mixed it is yet another big hole to fill.
Even though we have signed 4 new players we still have a lot of recruitment to do, we now need a minimum of right winger, left winger, forward and possibly 2 goalkeepers.
I just hope PP has some players already lined up otherwise I can see us struggling as at the moment there is no pace in the squad at all!
Finally good luck Kyle you will take some replacing.
I for one am sorry to see him go and whatever supporters opinions of him are , which do seem to be mixed it is yet another big hole to fill. Even though we have signed 4 new players we still have a lot of recruitment to do, we now need a minimum of right winger, left winger, forward and possibly 2 goalkeepers. I just hope PP has some players already lined up otherwise I can see us struggling as at the moment there is no pace in the squad at all! Finally good luck Kyle you will take some replacing. wakefieldbantam
  • Score: 3

8:26am Wed 25 Jun 14

Michael Clayton says...

dcbantam wrote:
I hope we didn't waste much time or resource on his rehab and treatment. Seems he was happy to keep collecting a wage while injured but didn't want to repay that loyalty. In a squad you need to be consistent but you can afford a couple of match winners that on their day will win you the game. Reid is going to be very hard to replace for the same money or less but let's hope Parky can do it.
You have got to think about it from the point of view of a man trying to earn a living.

If you were injured at work, would you refuse to accept wages?

And how could he repay loyalty if he was not given the opportunity to do so. City did not offer him a new contract but Preston did so.
[quote][p][bold]dcbantam[/bold] wrote: I hope we didn't waste much time or resource on his rehab and treatment. Seems he was happy to keep collecting a wage while injured but didn't want to repay that loyalty. In a squad you need to be consistent but you can afford a couple of match winners that on their day will win you the game. Reid is going to be very hard to replace for the same money or less but let's hope Parky can do it.[/p][/quote]You have got to think about it from the point of view of a man trying to earn a living. If you were injured at work, would you refuse to accept wages? And how could he repay loyalty if he was not given the opportunity to do so. City did not offer him a new contract but Preston did so. Michael Clayton
  • Score: 5

8:33am Wed 25 Jun 14

Cityman23 says...

I am getting a little concerned about the number of players leaving City. Yes, we needed a few new players and there has to be an equivalent number of 'exits' but there have been more than just a few on the way out. Our entire midfield has now gone and if you add in some of the others, and realise they're not all going to be replaced on a 1:1 basis, it seems to indicate we're going to have a very thin squad in 2014/15.

Also, there was no need for a massive clear-out. We only needed about three/four players ready to go straight into the first team and a few new bench players.

To me, a "few babies have been thrown out with the bath water." Hope we don't regret it!
I am getting a little concerned about the number of players leaving City. Yes, we needed a few new players and there has to be an equivalent number of 'exits' but there have been more than just a few on the way out. Our entire midfield has now gone and if you add in some of the others, and realise they're not all going to be replaced on a 1:1 basis, it seems to indicate we're going to have a very thin squad in 2014/15. Also, there was no need for a massive clear-out. We only needed about three/four players ready to go straight into the first team and a few new bench players. To me, a "few babies have been thrown out with the bath water." Hope we don't regret it! Cityman23
  • Score: -3

9:18am Wed 25 Jun 14

dannbradfc says...

BradfordSportsFan wrote:
Phew! I can stop ducking from him crossing the ball straight into the Kop now!!

As long as we can bring someone in, maybe a young loan winger of Reach's calibre, then i'll be more than happy with City replacing Reid. Barring a couple of worldies my main memories of Reid are of frustration!!
don't you think everyone is looking for them?

reid may have not had the greatest delivery but he attracted opposition players to him thus there should have been space for others. However we constantly played the ball to reid as the outlet but thats another topic.
[quote][p][bold]BradfordSportsFan[/bold] wrote: Phew! I can stop ducking from him crossing the ball straight into the Kop now!! As long as we can bring someone in, maybe a young loan winger of Reach's calibre, then i'll be more than happy with City replacing Reid. Barring a couple of worldies my main memories of Reid are of frustration!![/p][/quote]don't you think everyone is looking for them? reid may have not had the greatest delivery but he attracted opposition players to him thus there should have been space for others. However we constantly played the ball to reid as the outlet but thats another topic. dannbradfc
  • Score: -3

9:30am Wed 25 Jun 14

dannbradfc says...

Reid leaving is a difficult one but is purely down to finances.

Preston will be well aware of his injury and i imagine have done the correct medical tests. However we couldn't or more likely wouldn't risk using a portion of the budget on a potential risk. You cannot blame Reid for taking the security of two years possibly on much better terms as well.

Its like i've said, you generally get what you pay for.

Those saying good riddance lets get Reach or a young one of similar ability are living in a fanciful world. If we can't afford Reid how would we afford Reach?

As for this young pacy consistent crosser EVERYONE is looking for this guy. We had certain guarantees with Reid. On his day he was a championship player. On others his crossiing and shooting was dangerous ;).

We will be hard-pressed to get/find another Reid. I don't know what terms we are offering but it would look like we are going to have to gamble Nahki style on unknown potential if we can find them........(althoug
h we will probaly go the loan way much to my annoyance) ;)
Reid leaving is a difficult one but is purely down to finances. Preston will be well aware of his injury and i imagine have done the correct medical tests. However we couldn't or more likely wouldn't risk using a portion of the budget on a potential risk. You cannot blame Reid for taking the security of two years possibly on much better terms as well. Its like i've said, you generally get what you pay for. Those saying good riddance lets get Reach or a young one of similar ability are living in a fanciful world. If we can't afford Reid how would we afford Reach? As for this young pacy consistent crosser EVERYONE is looking for this guy. We had certain guarantees with Reid. On his day he was a championship player. On others his crossiing and shooting was dangerous ;). We will be hard-pressed to get/find another Reid. I don't know what terms we are offering but it would look like we are going to have to gamble Nahki style on unknown potential if we can find them........(althoug h we will probaly go the loan way much to my annoyance) ;) dannbradfc
  • Score: -2

9:36am Wed 25 Jun 14

rinkydink says...

mrmuzzy wrote:
What a joke.
why not get rid of all our best players.
oh they already have.
no ambition!!!!!!
clearly not a City fan just a whinger..

City quite rightly wanted to test him in pre-season. See how his knee held up. All well and good passing a medical but things can quickly go wrong after a knee injury. Its a gamble having him sign especially if he goes out injured again quickly.

Which other of our "best players" have we let go and not replaced? ? ?
[quote][p][bold]mrmuzzy[/bold] wrote: What a joke. why not get rid of all our best players. oh they already have. no ambition!!!!!![/p][/quote]clearly not a City fan just a whinger.. City quite rightly wanted to test him in pre-season. See how his knee held up. All well and good passing a medical but things can quickly go wrong after a knee injury. Its a gamble having him sign especially if he goes out injured again quickly. Which other of our "best players" have we let go and not replaced? ? ? rinkydink
  • Score: 4

9:41am Wed 25 Jun 14

tyker7745 says...

I think the guy had in built inconsistency in his game. Sometimes brilliant but invariably a none team player who often went missing. Will always remember his and Meredith's performances in the play off final ripping Northampton to bits regularly in the first half. Both now gone!


Let's get behind the new team even though, in my opinion, we are going to struggle unless key signings are made before the start of the season.
I think the guy had in built inconsistency in his game. Sometimes brilliant but invariably a none team player who often went missing. Will always remember his and Meredith's performances in the play off final ripping Northampton to bits regularly in the first half. Both now gone! Let's get behind the new team even though, in my opinion, we are going to struggle unless key signings are made before the start of the season. tyker7745
  • Score: 4

11:33am Wed 25 Jun 14

mrmuzzy says...

How can my comments get so much stick.
Everyone is entitled to an opinion.
we are going backwards.
No ambition.
How can my comments get so much stick. Everyone is entitled to an opinion. we are going backwards. No ambition. mrmuzzy
  • Score: -15

11:53am Wed 25 Jun 14

dannbradfc says...

i can understand your viewpoint and you won't be on your own. But there is a still a way to go yet.I'm hoping that there is a plan that is fueled by ambition. That is not merely rhetoric and that the squad will be competitive.

At a first glance the squad looks very threadbare and as no depth whatsoever. I'm hoping that we did have alternative plans in place if Reid didn't sign.

We needed pace and mobility last season and we are deperate in that area now. De vita doesn't inspire me with confidence that he will be an answer.

Occasionally taking risks are a necesary part of success. We don't want to 'risk' the clubs existence but alternatively by not progressing, fans and financial input will inevitably drop. Others have argued that the budget is competitive even with the reduction. the evidence thus far though would indictae that the leaving players are been offered better contracts and/or are mulling them over. Then we have the disclosure that we will be entering the loan market. three out of four years profit is a good sign of the safety of the club but is the long term plan to reinvest is probably the question on a lot of fans lips.......
i can understand your viewpoint and you won't be on your own. But there is a still a way to go yet.I'm hoping that there is a plan that is fueled by ambition. That is not merely rhetoric and that the squad will be competitive. At a first glance the squad looks very threadbare and as no depth whatsoever. I'm hoping that we did have alternative plans in place if Reid didn't sign. We needed pace and mobility last season and we are deperate in that area now. De vita doesn't inspire me with confidence that he will be an answer. Occasionally taking risks are a necesary part of success. We don't want to 'risk' the clubs existence but alternatively by not progressing, fans and financial input will inevitably drop. Others have argued that the budget is competitive even with the reduction. the evidence thus far though would indictae that the leaving players are been offered better contracts and/or are mulling them over. Then we have the disclosure that we will be entering the loan market. three out of four years profit is a good sign of the safety of the club but is the long term plan to reinvest is probably the question on a lot of fans lips....... dannbradfc
  • Score: -1

11:57am Wed 25 Jun 14

TheCoach says...

Essentially Reid was just an Omar Daley carbon copy, brilliant once a month, when he wasn't injured.

We won't miss him on a week in week out basis. I'd mush rather bring in a player who might not have the ability to be as brilliant as Reid was on the odd occasion but churns out consistency and supplies the front two with opportunities every week and not 5 or 6 games a season.
Essentially Reid was just an Omar Daley carbon copy, brilliant once a month, when he wasn't injured. We won't miss him on a week in week out basis. I'd mush rather bring in a player who might not have the ability to be as brilliant as Reid was on the odd occasion but churns out consistency and supplies the front two with opportunities every week and not 5 or 6 games a season. TheCoach
  • Score: 4

12:31pm Wed 25 Jun 14

dcbantam says...

Michael Clayton wrote:
dcbantam wrote:
I hope we didn't waste much time or resource on his rehab and treatment. Seems he was happy to keep collecting a wage while injured but didn't want to repay that loyalty. In a squad you need to be consistent but you can afford a couple of match winners that on their day will win you the game. Reid is going to be very hard to replace for the same money or less but let's hope Parky can do it.
You have got to think about it from the point of view of a man trying to earn a living.

If you were injured at work, would you refuse to accept wages?

And how could he repay loyalty if he was not given the opportunity to do so. City did not offer him a new contract but Preston did so.
To be fair I never thought of it from the players point of view, I just hope that we haven't missed something that Preston were able to spot in a 2 day medical.

I know there has been a lot of talk about bringing in season long loan players but we still need to bring in a couple more permanent signings. Parky has always said that loans will be used to complement the squad. It would seem backwards if we were to let Reid go and not get a permanent replacement in.

As long as we can bring in a couple of pacey players between now and the start of the season I am optimistic about our chances
[quote][p][bold]Michael Clayton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dcbantam[/bold] wrote: I hope we didn't waste much time or resource on his rehab and treatment. Seems he was happy to keep collecting a wage while injured but didn't want to repay that loyalty. In a squad you need to be consistent but you can afford a couple of match winners that on their day will win you the game. Reid is going to be very hard to replace for the same money or less but let's hope Parky can do it.[/p][/quote]You have got to think about it from the point of view of a man trying to earn a living. If you were injured at work, would you refuse to accept wages? And how could he repay loyalty if he was not given the opportunity to do so. City did not offer him a new contract but Preston did so.[/p][/quote]To be fair I never thought of it from the players point of view, I just hope that we haven't missed something that Preston were able to spot in a 2 day medical. I know there has been a lot of talk about bringing in season long loan players but we still need to bring in a couple more permanent signings. Parky has always said that loans will be used to complement the squad. It would seem backwards if we were to let Reid go and not get a permanent replacement in. As long as we can bring in a couple of pacey players between now and the start of the season I am optimistic about our chances dcbantam
  • Score: 0

1:42pm Wed 25 Jun 14

lawsonio123 says...

Cityman23 wrote:
I am getting a little concerned about the number of players leaving City. Yes, we needed a few new players and there has to be an equivalent number of 'exits' but there have been more than just a few on the way out. Our entire midfield has now gone and if you add in some of the others, and realise they're not all going to be replaced on a 1:1 basis, it seems to indicate we're going to have a very thin squad in 2014/15.

Also, there was no need for a massive clear-out. We only needed about three/four players ready to go straight into the first team and a few new bench players.

To me, a "few babies have been thrown out with the bath water." Hope we don't regret it!
There are a terrible lot of players out of contract on July 1st maybe Parky has his eye on one or two after all with no wage coming in they should be eager to sign. Any good that's up to Parky to decide that is what he is paid to do not a easy job but lake of money does not help him
[quote][p][bold]Cityman23[/bold] wrote: I am getting a little concerned about the number of players leaving City. Yes, we needed a few new players and there has to be an equivalent number of 'exits' but there have been more than just a few on the way out. Our entire midfield has now gone and if you add in some of the others, and realise they're not all going to be replaced on a 1:1 basis, it seems to indicate we're going to have a very thin squad in 2014/15. Also, there was no need for a massive clear-out. We only needed about three/four players ready to go straight into the first team and a few new bench players. To me, a "few babies have been thrown out with the bath water." Hope we don't regret it![/p][/quote]There are a terrible lot of players out of contract on July 1st maybe Parky has his eye on one or two after all with no wage coming in they should be eager to sign. Any good that's up to Parky to decide that is what he is paid to do not a easy job but lake of money does not help him lawsonio123
  • Score: 0

2:03pm Wed 25 Jun 14

lawsonio123 says...

mrmuzzy wrote:
How can my comments get so much stick.
Everyone is entitled to an opinion.
we are going backwards.
No ambition.
Yes Mrmuzzy you are entitled to your opinion but some posters like giving stick and that to is their entitlement to so don't let it get to you. In regard to going backwards you are quite right at the moment but let us wait and see The team did need changing The move when wells went was to sign the young man from Scunny but got our goal scorer instead however that's water under the bridge Some midfield players have been signed who seem to be a improvement so all is not gloom and doom to next few days may you lift you spirits let us hope so Keep smiling all is not lost
[quote][p][bold]mrmuzzy[/bold] wrote: How can my comments get so much stick. Everyone is entitled to an opinion. we are going backwards. No ambition.[/p][/quote]Yes Mrmuzzy you are entitled to your opinion but some posters like giving stick and that to is their entitlement to so don't let it get to you. In regard to going backwards you are quite right at the moment but let us wait and see The team did need changing The move when wells went was to sign the young man from Scunny but got our goal scorer instead however that's water under the bridge Some midfield players have been signed who seem to be a improvement so all is not gloom and doom to next few days may you lift you spirits let us hope so Keep smiling all is not lost lawsonio123
  • Score: -6

4:23pm Wed 25 Jun 14

i miss stallard & murray says...

Getting worried now. Ideally we wud av kept Reid Doyle n Meredith. We shud av players lined up ready to come in and the majority of the squad in place now. Not a fan of the season loans pp is not inspiring me with confidence at this moment in time is he unhappy? Does he feel he can not deliver with the reduced budget? I am hoping I am being paranoid n we r ready to progress. Last thing we want is a relegation fight parky sacked at Xmas n a new man aving t bring a rafter of changes of personnel in, maybe I am just aving a bad day but vibe seems disjointed thus far in pre season
Getting worried now. Ideally we wud av kept Reid Doyle n Meredith. We shud av players lined up ready to come in and the majority of the squad in place now. Not a fan of the season loans pp is not inspiring me with confidence at this moment in time is he unhappy? Does he feel he can not deliver with the reduced budget? I am hoping I am being paranoid n we r ready to progress. Last thing we want is a relegation fight parky sacked at Xmas n a new man aving t bring a rafter of changes of personnel in, maybe I am just aving a bad day but vibe seems disjointed thus far in pre season i miss stallard & murray
  • Score: -1

5:45pm Wed 25 Jun 14

Bantambhoy says...

tyker7745 wrote:
I think the guy had in built inconsistency in his game. Sometimes brilliant but invariably a none team player who often went missing. Will always remember his and Meredith's performances in the play off final ripping Northampton to bits regularly in the first half. Both now gone!


Let's get behind the new team even though, in my opinion, we are going to struggle unless key signings are made before the start of the season.
I might be wrong, but, my memories are of all three goals coming from the right in the first half??? Darby and Thompson involved? Back post header Hanson, near post header McCardle and great stretch by Wells at the far post with his right foot?
[quote][p][bold]tyker7745[/bold] wrote: I think the guy had in built inconsistency in his game. Sometimes brilliant but invariably a none team player who often went missing. Will always remember his and Meredith's performances in the play off final ripping Northampton to bits regularly in the first half. Both now gone! Let's get behind the new team even though, in my opinion, we are going to struggle unless key signings are made before the start of the season.[/p][/quote]I might be wrong, but, my memories are of all three goals coming from the right in the first half??? Darby and Thompson involved? Back post header Hanson, near post header McCardle and great stretch by Wells at the far post with his right foot? Bantambhoy
  • Score: 1

8:27pm Wed 25 Jun 14

Victor Clayton says...

Fantastic athlete but little interaction with his team mates. His main roll at city seems to have been running the ball from our half into the opposition's. He was capable of beating 1 or even 2 players but was hardly ever high enough up the pitch to be of real danger. He did draw the 2 opposition players to him but either his team mates were to far away for him to pass or didn't have the footballing brain. In a system that we have played over the last few seasons I don't think that he will be missed. But If PNE play higher up the pitch he could be a lot more effective. Personally think he is a bit of a choker though.
Fantastic athlete but little interaction with his team mates. His main roll at city seems to have been running the ball from our half into the opposition's. He was capable of beating 1 or even 2 players but was hardly ever high enough up the pitch to be of real danger. He did draw the 2 opposition players to him but either his team mates were to far away for him to pass or didn't have the footballing brain. In a system that we have played over the last few seasons I don't think that he will be missed. But If PNE play higher up the pitch he could be a lot more effective. Personally think he is a bit of a choker though. Victor Clayton
  • Score: 3

11:50am Thu 26 Jun 14

dannbradfc says...

strange how the posts criticising reid are tending to get the thumbs up whereas the balanced ones get a thumbs down. I'm taking it that the content is not been read but a judgement placed on the person posting. Their annonymity assures that they can hide without offering a reason nor any opnion of their own.......
strange how the posts criticising reid are tending to get the thumbs up whereas the balanced ones get a thumbs down. I'm taking it that the content is not been read but a judgement placed on the person posting. Their annonymity assures that they can hide without offering a reason nor any opnion of their own....... dannbradfc
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12:28pm Thu 26 Jun 14

Prisoner Cell Block A says...

dcbantam wrote:
Michael Clayton wrote:
dcbantam wrote:
I hope we didn't waste much time or resource on his rehab and treatment. Seems he was happy to keep collecting a wage while injured but didn't want to repay that loyalty. In a squad you need to be consistent but you can afford a couple of match winners that on their day will win you the game. Reid is going to be very hard to replace for the same money or less but let's hope Parky can do it.
You have got to think about it from the point of view of a man trying to earn a living.

If you were injured at work, would you refuse to accept wages?

And how could he repay loyalty if he was not given the opportunity to do so. City did not offer him a new contract but Preston did so.
To be fair I never thought of it from the players point of view, I just hope that we haven't missed something that Preston were able to spot in a 2 day medical.

I know there has been a lot of talk about bringing in season long loan players but we still need to bring in a couple more permanent signings. Parky has always said that loans will be used to complement the squad. It would seem backwards if we were to let Reid go and not get a permanent replacement in.

As long as we can bring in a couple of pacey players between now and the start of the season I am optimistic about our chances
More likely we spotted something they haven't picked up. City have the added value of being able to call upon the services of one of the country's top knee surgeons in Steve Bolland.
[quote][p][bold]dcbantam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Michael Clayton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dcbantam[/bold] wrote: I hope we didn't waste much time or resource on his rehab and treatment. Seems he was happy to keep collecting a wage while injured but didn't want to repay that loyalty. In a squad you need to be consistent but you can afford a couple of match winners that on their day will win you the game. Reid is going to be very hard to replace for the same money or less but let's hope Parky can do it.[/p][/quote]You have got to think about it from the point of view of a man trying to earn a living. If you were injured at work, would you refuse to accept wages? And how could he repay loyalty if he was not given the opportunity to do so. City did not offer him a new contract but Preston did so.[/p][/quote]To be fair I never thought of it from the players point of view, I just hope that we haven't missed something that Preston were able to spot in a 2 day medical. I know there has been a lot of talk about bringing in season long loan players but we still need to bring in a couple more permanent signings. Parky has always said that loans will be used to complement the squad. It would seem backwards if we were to let Reid go and not get a permanent replacement in. As long as we can bring in a couple of pacey players between now and the start of the season I am optimistic about our chances[/p][/quote]More likely we spotted something they haven't picked up. City have the added value of being able to call upon the services of one of the country's top knee surgeons in Steve Bolland. Prisoner Cell Block A
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