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Stephen Darby: Staying at Bradford City was a no-brainer

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: HAPPY DAYS: New City skipper Stephen Darby says he is 'absolutely made up' to remain at Valley Parade HAPPY DAYS: New City skipper Stephen Darby says he is 'absolutely made up' to remain at Valley Parade

STEPHEN Darby today insisted that leaving Valley Parade never crossed his mind.

The new skipper is relishing the return to pre-season and the challenge of leading a rebuilt City team after signing a three-year deal last month.

Darby’s show of commitment, after sweeping the board at the club’s awards ceremony at the end of last term, has been seen as the biggest signing of the summer by fans.

And the defender, who played every game on City’s return to League One, stressed that he was never tempted to look elsewhere.

Darby said: “The only thing on my mind was to sign for Bradford City. That was all I wanted to do and I was absolutely made up once we’d sorted it out.

“I couldn’t wait to get back training and see the lads. The two years I’ve had here so far have been brilliant and hopefully we can keep pushing on.

“I’ve made some great friends and team-mates and people have moved on. But that happens everywhere in football, players come and go at every club and we’ve got to deal with it.

“There have been changes in the squad but we’ve got some great new signings and I’m sure there will be a few more to come.

“The most important thing is that we have a good pre-season and built the foundations to be ready for the first game.”

Darby’s close pal Gary Jones was the most high profile departure but the veteran is fully behind Phil Parkinson’s decision to hand the captain’s arm band to his former travelling companion.

The right back added: “I speak to Gaz quite a bit because we’re good mates and he was happy for me.

“I was lucky enough to travel in with him for a season when I was on loan at Rochdale and then two years here.

“He’s a great player and a professional and I learned so much from him.

“We all know the work he’s done for the club over the past two seasons. Now it’s up to us to try and keep progressing.

“It’s a massive privilege to be captain but once you’re out on the pitch, it’s not just me but the ten others. That’s why we’ve been so successful over the last two years because of a brilliant team ethic and we need to carry that on.”

Jon McLaughlin continues to train with the squad as City wait for a decision on his contract. Raffaele De Vita is also hoping to prove his fitness and earn a new deal.

James Meredith remains a free agent after rejecting his offer but there have been talks since and City have left the ball in the Australian’s court.

Meanwhile, Alan Nevison has been appointed interim academy manager following the resignation of Peter Horne.

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8:27am Fri 4 Jul 14

LeedsBantam says...

Who on earth does McClaughlin think he is?, let him go. The lads taking the P**s!
Who on earth does McClaughlin think he is?, let him go. The lads taking the P**s! LeedsBantam
  • Score: 4

8:29am Fri 4 Jul 14

ynotdunne says...

Peter horne is a big loss to city
Peter horne is a big loss to city ynotdunne
  • Score: 11

8:36am Fri 4 Jul 14

Statler4 says...

LeedsBantam wrote:
Who on earth does McClaughlin think he is?, let him go. The lads taking the P**s!
Unlike some footballers, Jon McLaughlin is highly intelligent. He doesn't need to be a professional footballer, he could earn at least as much as City pay him and probably more in another profession. He could walk away from the game tomorrow.
[quote][p][bold]LeedsBantam[/bold] wrote: Who on earth does McClaughlin think he is?, let him go. The lads taking the P**s![/p][/quote]Unlike some footballers, Jon McLaughlin is highly intelligent. He doesn't need to be a professional footballer, he could earn at least as much as City pay him and probably more in another profession. He could walk away from the game tomorrow. Statler4
  • Score: -6

8:36am Fri 4 Jul 14

Statler4 says...

LeedsBantam wrote:
Who on earth does McClaughlin think he is?, let him go. The lads taking the P**s!
Unlike some footballers, Jon McLaughlin is highly intelligent. He doesn't need to be a professional footballer, he could earn at least as much as City pay him and probably more in another profession. He could walk away from the game tomorrow.
[quote][p][bold]LeedsBantam[/bold] wrote: Who on earth does McClaughlin think he is?, let him go. The lads taking the P**s![/p][/quote]Unlike some footballers, Jon McLaughlin is highly intelligent. He doesn't need to be a professional footballer, he could earn at least as much as City pay him and probably more in another profession. He could walk away from the game tomorrow. Statler4
  • Score: -10

8:46am Fri 4 Jul 14

silverbantam says...

Statler4 wrote:
LeedsBantam wrote:
Who on earth does McClaughlin think he is?, let him go. The lads taking the P**s!
Unlike some footballers, Jon McLaughlin is highly intelligent. He doesn't need to be a professional footballer, he could earn at least as much as City pay him and probably more in another profession. He could walk away from the game tomorrow.
In the past maybe but not nowadays. Having a degree isn't enough anymore to guarantee a well paid job.
[quote][p][bold]Statler4[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LeedsBantam[/bold] wrote: Who on earth does McClaughlin think he is?, let him go. The lads taking the P**s![/p][/quote]Unlike some footballers, Jon McLaughlin is highly intelligent. He doesn't need to be a professional footballer, he could earn at least as much as City pay him and probably more in another profession. He could walk away from the game tomorrow.[/p][/quote]In the past maybe but not nowadays. Having a degree isn't enough anymore to guarantee a well paid job. silverbantam
  • Score: 14

8:47am Fri 4 Jul 14

Michael Clayton says...

LeedsBantam wrote:
Who on earth does McClaughlin think he is?, let him go. The lads taking the P**s!
You do not know anything about his circumstances whether personal, professional or financial. You do not know what deal has been offered.

How would you like it if a total stranger walked in to your workplace and started telling you what you should do? That is effectively what you are doing here.
[quote][p][bold]LeedsBantam[/bold] wrote: Who on earth does McClaughlin think he is?, let him go. The lads taking the P**s![/p][/quote]You do not know anything about his circumstances whether personal, professional or financial. You do not know what deal has been offered. How would you like it if a total stranger walked in to your workplace and started telling you what you should do? That is effectively what you are doing here. Michael Clayton
  • Score: 7

9:31am Fri 4 Jul 14

dannbradfc says...

Jonny and meredith are not fans like us. They have families and careers to think about. Stephen darby says he was happy to sign. The word happy indictaes that he has no need to be tempted elsewhere.

You could ask Thompson, Jones etc about loyalty....that was a football decision and a difficult one but take it from the players view. we don't know the money /contract been offered nor the players personal circumstances. yes as fans we'd like loyalty and committment but off field matters are still business.......

darby signing is obviously great news and demonstrates not only that he is happy here but the committment some fans like to judge players on......
Jonny and meredith are not fans like us. They have families and careers to think about. Stephen darby says he was happy to sign. The word happy indictaes that he has no need to be tempted elsewhere. You could ask Thompson, Jones etc about loyalty....that was a football decision and a difficult one but take it from the players view. we don't know the money /contract been offered nor the players personal circumstances. yes as fans we'd like loyalty and committment but off field matters are still business....... darby signing is obviously great news and demonstrates not only that he is happy here but the committment some fans like to judge players on...... dannbradfc
  • Score: 5

9:36am Fri 4 Jul 14

Willie Eckerslyke says...

Michael Clayton wrote:
LeedsBantam wrote:
Who on earth does McClaughlin think he is?, let him go. The lads taking the P**s!
You do not know anything about his circumstances whether personal, professional or financial. You do not know what deal has been offered.

How would you like it if a total stranger walked in to your workplace and started telling you what you should do? That is effectively what you are doing here.
Your comparison is utterly ridiculous. McLaughlin isn't IN work. His contract has expired. Clearly from the report he has been offered a new contract a number of weeks ago and common decency would suggest that he either accepts or declines the offer. The club seem to be bending over backwards by allowing him to train with the contracted players whilst he stalls on his decision.

This is unacceptable, even if he was a star player. Clearly he is not and it is time he was given a deadline to accept or go whilst there are still keepers out there who could do a good job in this division.
[quote][p][bold]Michael Clayton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LeedsBantam[/bold] wrote: Who on earth does McClaughlin think he is?, let him go. The lads taking the P**s![/p][/quote]You do not know anything about his circumstances whether personal, professional or financial. You do not know what deal has been offered. How would you like it if a total stranger walked in to your workplace and started telling you what you should do? That is effectively what you are doing here.[/p][/quote]Your comparison is utterly ridiculous. McLaughlin isn't IN work. His contract has expired. Clearly from the report he has been offered a new contract a number of weeks ago and common decency would suggest that he either accepts or declines the offer. The club seem to be bending over backwards by allowing him to train with the contracted players whilst he stalls on his decision. This is unacceptable, even if he was a star player. Clearly he is not and it is time he was given a deadline to accept or go whilst there are still keepers out there who could do a good job in this division. Willie Eckerslyke
  • Score: 5

9:38am Fri 4 Jul 14

Olivermac says...

Statler4 wrote:
LeedsBantam wrote:
Who on earth does McClaughlin think he is?, let him go. The lads taking the P**s!
Unlike some footballers, Jon McLaughlin is highly intelligent. He doesn't need to be a professional footballer, he could earn at least as much as City pay him and probably more in another profession. He could walk away from the game tomorrow.
He should take note of his new capt thoughts Darby appreciates this club. And if McLaughlin can walk into another job why has he not put pen to paper proffesional football has a short life span so come on Jon sign or move on, he should look at what he has achieved since moving into full time proffesional football with City and how they have given him the opportunity in the proffesional game.
[quote][p][bold]Statler4[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LeedsBantam[/bold] wrote: Who on earth does McClaughlin think he is?, let him go. The lads taking the P**s![/p][/quote]Unlike some footballers, Jon McLaughlin is highly intelligent. He doesn't need to be a professional footballer, he could earn at least as much as City pay him and probably more in another profession. He could walk away from the game tomorrow.[/p][/quote]He should take note of his new capt thoughts Darby appreciates this club. And if McLaughlin can walk into another job why has he not put pen to paper proffesional football has a short life span so come on Jon sign or move on, he should look at what he has achieved since moving into full time proffesional football with City and how they have given him the opportunity in the proffesional game. Olivermac
  • Score: 8

9:58am Fri 4 Jul 14

bcfc mad85 says...

It is taking the biscuit a wee bit as most of the other decent keeper's that are available on free are getting picked up by other clubs while we are still waiting on Jon sign or don't sign just let the club know so where no wasting any more time waiting
It is taking the biscuit a wee bit as most of the other decent keeper's that are available on free are getting picked up by other clubs while we are still waiting on Jon sign or don't sign just let the club know so where no wasting any more time waiting bcfc mad85
  • Score: 6

10:10am Fri 4 Jul 14

Peter300 says...

LeedsBantam wrote:
Who on earth does McClaughlin think he is?, let him go. The lads taking the P**s!
And who are you? A person who cannot even spell the name of the player you think you are talking about.
[quote][p][bold]LeedsBantam[/bold] wrote: Who on earth does McClaughlin think he is?, let him go. The lads taking the P**s![/p][/quote]And who are you? A person who cannot even spell the name of the player you think you are talking about. Peter300
  • Score: -5

10:13am Fri 4 Jul 14

Peter300 says...

ynotdunne wrote:
Peter horne is a big loss to city
No, I believe the role he had was beyond his competency. One only has to look at the way the academy has expanded over the past few years. It has to be managed correctly and if City really want the best from the facilities, then they need the right person to oversee this.
[quote][p][bold]ynotdunne[/bold] wrote: Peter horne is a big loss to city[/p][/quote]No, I believe the role he had was beyond his competency. One only has to look at the way the academy has expanded over the past few years. It has to be managed correctly and if City really want the best from the facilities, then they need the right person to oversee this. Peter300
  • Score: -3

10:16am Fri 4 Jul 14

Peter300 says...

Statler4 wrote:
LeedsBantam wrote:
Who on earth does McClaughlin think he is?, let him go. The lads taking the P**s!
Unlike some footballers, Jon McLaughlin is highly intelligent. He doesn't need to be a professional footballer, he could earn at least as much as City pay him and probably more in another profession. He could walk away from the game tomorrow.
I'm glad you mentioned the word intelligence. It is something a few of the critics of Jon (and other players etc.) simply do not possess. Yet they like to broadcast this fact.
[quote][p][bold]Statler4[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LeedsBantam[/bold] wrote: Who on earth does McClaughlin think he is?, let him go. The lads taking the P**s![/p][/quote]Unlike some footballers, Jon McLaughlin is highly intelligent. He doesn't need to be a professional footballer, he could earn at least as much as City pay him and probably more in another profession. He could walk away from the game tomorrow.[/p][/quote]I'm glad you mentioned the word intelligence. It is something a few of the critics of Jon (and other players etc.) simply do not possess. Yet they like to broadcast this fact. Peter300
  • Score: -7

10:18am Fri 4 Jul 14

Peter300 says...

Michael Clayton wrote:
LeedsBantam wrote:
Who on earth does McClaughlin think he is?, let him go. The lads taking the P**s!
You do not know anything about his circumstances whether personal, professional or financial. You do not know what deal has been offered.

How would you like it if a total stranger walked in to your workplace and started telling you what you should do? That is effectively what you are doing here.
People simply do not know what terms Jon is being offered.
[quote][p][bold]Michael Clayton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LeedsBantam[/bold] wrote: Who on earth does McClaughlin think he is?, let him go. The lads taking the P**s![/p][/quote]You do not know anything about his circumstances whether personal, professional or financial. You do not know what deal has been offered. How would you like it if a total stranger walked in to your workplace and started telling you what you should do? That is effectively what you are doing here.[/p][/quote]People simply do not know what terms Jon is being offered. Peter300
  • Score: -4

10:24am Fri 4 Jul 14

Peter300 says...

Willie Eckerslyke wrote:
Michael Clayton wrote:
LeedsBantam wrote:
Who on earth does McClaughlin think he is?, let him go. The lads taking the P**s!
You do not know anything about his circumstances whether personal, professional or financial. You do not know what deal has been offered.

How would you like it if a total stranger walked in to your workplace and started telling you what you should do? That is effectively what you are doing here.
Your comparison is utterly ridiculous. McLaughlin isn't IN work. His contract has expired. Clearly from the report he has been offered a new contract a number of weeks ago and common decency would suggest that he either accepts or declines the offer. The club seem to be bending over backwards by allowing him to train with the contracted players whilst he stalls on his decision.

This is unacceptable, even if he was a star player. Clearly he is not and it is time he was given a deadline to accept or go whilst there are still keepers out there who could do a good job in this division.
No, it's you being utterly ridiculous. The mere fact that Jon is training with City indicates there is some common ground. You do not know what he is being offered. I think Jonny is a very good keeper who played very well last season and it is quite natural for the club to want him to stay. As already explained to those who are able to understand English, there has been a budget cut at City. This might explain why not every player is offered exactly what they want.
[quote][p][bold]Willie Eckerslyke[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Michael Clayton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LeedsBantam[/bold] wrote: Who on earth does McClaughlin think he is?, let him go. The lads taking the P**s![/p][/quote]You do not know anything about his circumstances whether personal, professional or financial. You do not know what deal has been offered. How would you like it if a total stranger walked in to your workplace and started telling you what you should do? That is effectively what you are doing here.[/p][/quote]Your comparison is utterly ridiculous. McLaughlin isn't IN work. His contract has expired. Clearly from the report he has been offered a new contract a number of weeks ago and common decency would suggest that he either accepts or declines the offer. The club seem to be bending over backwards by allowing him to train with the contracted players whilst he stalls on his decision. This is unacceptable, even if he was a star player. Clearly he is not and it is time he was given a deadline to accept or go whilst there are still keepers out there who could do a good job in this division.[/p][/quote]No, it's you being utterly ridiculous. The mere fact that Jon is training with City indicates there is some common ground. You do not know what he is being offered. I think Jonny is a very good keeper who played very well last season and it is quite natural for the club to want him to stay. As already explained to those who are able to understand English, there has been a budget cut at City. This might explain why not every player is offered exactly what they want. Peter300
  • Score: -7

10:30am Fri 4 Jul 14

Peter300 says...

Olivermac wrote:
Statler4 wrote:
LeedsBantam wrote:
Who on earth does McClaughlin think he is?, let him go. The lads taking the P**s!
Unlike some footballers, Jon McLaughlin is highly intelligent. He doesn't need to be a professional footballer, he could earn at least as much as City pay him and probably more in another profession. He could walk away from the game tomorrow.
He should take note of his new capt thoughts Darby appreciates this club. And if McLaughlin can walk into another job why has he not put pen to paper proffesional football has a short life span so come on Jon sign or move on, he should look at what he has achieved since moving into full time proffesional football with City and how they have given him the opportunity in the proffesional game.
And, of course, you have examined the contents of the contracts offered to players in great detail. You are able to speak from a position of authority and decide who should put their signature on the piece of paper. Personally, I don't think your professionalism extends to this level. The profession of football is something you need to work on.
[quote][p][bold]Olivermac[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Statler4[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LeedsBantam[/bold] wrote: Who on earth does McClaughlin think he is?, let him go. The lads taking the P**s![/p][/quote]Unlike some footballers, Jon McLaughlin is highly intelligent. He doesn't need to be a professional footballer, he could earn at least as much as City pay him and probably more in another profession. He could walk away from the game tomorrow.[/p][/quote]He should take note of his new capt thoughts Darby appreciates this club. And if McLaughlin can walk into another job why has he not put pen to paper proffesional football has a short life span so come on Jon sign or move on, he should look at what he has achieved since moving into full time proffesional football with City and how they have given him the opportunity in the proffesional game.[/p][/quote]And, of course, you have examined the contents of the contracts offered to players in great detail. You are able to speak from a position of authority and decide who should put their signature on the piece of paper. Personally, I don't think your professionalism extends to this level. The profession of football is something you need to work on. Peter300
  • Score: -4

10:32am Fri 4 Jul 14

Peter300 says...

bcfc mad85 wrote:
It is taking the biscuit a wee bit as most of the other decent keeper's that are available on free are getting picked up by other clubs while we are still waiting on Jon sign or don't sign just let the club know so where no wasting any more time waiting
This is quite simply not true. There are keepers available, but City have a good one already.
[quote][p][bold]bcfc mad85[/bold] wrote: It is taking the biscuit a wee bit as most of the other decent keeper's that are available on free are getting picked up by other clubs while we are still waiting on Jon sign or don't sign just let the club know so where no wasting any more time waiting[/p][/quote]This is quite simply not true. There are keepers available, but City have a good one already. Peter300
  • Score: -7

10:37am Fri 4 Jul 14

Willie Eckerslyke says...

Peter300 wrote:
Willie Eckerslyke wrote:
Michael Clayton wrote:
LeedsBantam wrote:
Who on earth does McClaughlin think he is?, let him go. The lads taking the P**s!
You do not know anything about his circumstances whether personal, professional or financial. You do not know what deal has been offered.

How would you like it if a total stranger walked in to your workplace and started telling you what you should do? That is effectively what you are doing here.
Your comparison is utterly ridiculous. McLaughlin isn't IN work. His contract has expired. Clearly from the report he has been offered a new contract a number of weeks ago and common decency would suggest that he either accepts or declines the offer. The club seem to be bending over backwards by allowing him to train with the contracted players whilst he stalls on his decision.

This is unacceptable, even if he was a star player. Clearly he is not and it is time he was given a deadline to accept or go whilst there are still keepers out there who could do a good job in this division.
No, it's you being utterly ridiculous. The mere fact that Jon is training with City indicates there is some common ground. You do not know what he is being offered. I think Jonny is a very good keeper who played very well last season and it is quite natural for the club to want him to stay. As already explained to those who are able to understand English, there has been a budget cut at City. This might explain why not every player is offered exactly what they want.
Yes, I can understand English but clearly you are unable to. I have made no mention of the "quality" of his contract which you seem to be attributing to me. I couldn't care less what he is being offered. If he is unhappy with it then he has every right to turn it down if he can do better elsewhere. But then surely he has an obligation to advise his potential employer that it is unacceptable so they can move on and appoint someone else? According to the article the club are STILL waiting to be told of his decision which I find unacceptable and for that you think I am being utterly ridiculous? Get a life.
[quote][p][bold]Peter300[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Willie Eckerslyke[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Michael Clayton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LeedsBantam[/bold] wrote: Who on earth does McClaughlin think he is?, let him go. The lads taking the P**s![/p][/quote]You do not know anything about his circumstances whether personal, professional or financial. You do not know what deal has been offered. How would you like it if a total stranger walked in to your workplace and started telling you what you should do? That is effectively what you are doing here.[/p][/quote]Your comparison is utterly ridiculous. McLaughlin isn't IN work. His contract has expired. Clearly from the report he has been offered a new contract a number of weeks ago and common decency would suggest that he either accepts or declines the offer. The club seem to be bending over backwards by allowing him to train with the contracted players whilst he stalls on his decision. This is unacceptable, even if he was a star player. Clearly he is not and it is time he was given a deadline to accept or go whilst there are still keepers out there who could do a good job in this division.[/p][/quote]No, it's you being utterly ridiculous. The mere fact that Jon is training with City indicates there is some common ground. You do not know what he is being offered. I think Jonny is a very good keeper who played very well last season and it is quite natural for the club to want him to stay. As already explained to those who are able to understand English, there has been a budget cut at City. This might explain why not every player is offered exactly what they want.[/p][/quote]Yes, I can understand English but clearly you are unable to. I have made no mention of the "quality" of his contract which you seem to be attributing to me. I couldn't care less what he is being offered. If he is unhappy with it then he has every right to turn it down if he can do better elsewhere. But then surely he has an obligation to advise his potential employer that it is unacceptable so they can move on and appoint someone else? According to the article the club are STILL waiting to be told of his decision which I find unacceptable and for that you think I am being utterly ridiculous? Get a life. Willie Eckerslyke
  • Score: 6

11:05am Fri 4 Jul 14

BradfordSportsFan says...

Peter300 wrote:
bcfc mad85 wrote: It is taking the biscuit a wee bit as most of the other decent keeper's that are available on free are getting picked up by other clubs while we are still waiting on Jon sign or don't sign just let the club know so where no wasting any more time waiting
This is quite simply not true. There are keepers available, but City have a good one already.
Peter300 - Why do you feel the need to try undermine everyone's opinions?
Especially posting things like this, which most probably see as being utter tripe!!

How is bcfc mad85's post "simply not true"? He said most other decent keeper's available on free are getting signed...is this not true? He said we are waiting on Jon signing...is this not true? He said Jon should let the club know so we're not wasting time...this is his opinion but surely also true?

Stop replying to every post, and go outside once in a while and meet real people!!
[quote][p][bold]Peter300[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bcfc mad85[/bold] wrote: It is taking the biscuit a wee bit as most of the other decent keeper's that are available on free are getting picked up by other clubs while we are still waiting on Jon sign or don't sign just let the club know so where no wasting any more time waiting[/p][/quote]This is quite simply not true. There are keepers available, but City have a good one already.[/p][/quote]Peter300 - Why do you feel the need to try undermine everyone's opinions? Especially posting things like this, which most probably see as being utter tripe!! How is bcfc mad85's post "simply not true"? He said most other decent keeper's available on free are getting signed...is this not true? He said we are waiting on Jon signing...is this not true? He said Jon should let the club know so we're not wasting time...this is his opinion but surely also true? Stop replying to every post, and go outside once in a while and meet real people!! BradfordSportsFan
  • Score: 10

11:25am Fri 4 Jul 14

Statler4 says...

Willie Eckerslyke wrote:
Peter300 wrote:
Willie Eckerslyke wrote:
Michael Clayton wrote:
LeedsBantam wrote:
Who on earth does McClaughlin think he is?, let him go. The lads taking the P**s!
You do not know anything about his circumstances whether personal, professional or financial. You do not know what deal has been offered.

How would you like it if a total stranger walked in to your workplace and started telling you what you should do? That is effectively what you are doing here.
Your comparison is utterly ridiculous. McLaughlin isn't IN work. His contract has expired. Clearly from the report he has been offered a new contract a number of weeks ago and common decency would suggest that he either accepts or declines the offer. The club seem to be bending over backwards by allowing him to train with the contracted players whilst he stalls on his decision.

This is unacceptable, even if he was a star player. Clearly he is not and it is time he was given a deadline to accept or go whilst there are still keepers out there who could do a good job in this division.
No, it's you being utterly ridiculous. The mere fact that Jon is training with City indicates there is some common ground. You do not know what he is being offered. I think Jonny is a very good keeper who played very well last season and it is quite natural for the club to want him to stay. As already explained to those who are able to understand English, there has been a budget cut at City. This might explain why not every player is offered exactly what they want.
Yes, I can understand English but clearly you are unable to. I have made no mention of the "quality" of his contract which you seem to be attributing to me. I couldn't care less what he is being offered. If he is unhappy with it then he has every right to turn it down if he can do better elsewhere. But then surely he has an obligation to advise his potential employer that it is unacceptable so they can move on and appoint someone else? According to the article the club are STILL waiting to be told of his decision which I find unacceptable and for that you think I am being utterly ridiculous? Get a life.
The club can sign a new goalkeeper or more than one without any reference to him. He is, in any case, not actually out of contract until July 31st. No-one knows what the delay in signing a new contract is.
[quote][p][bold]Willie Eckerslyke[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Peter300[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Willie Eckerslyke[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Michael Clayton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LeedsBantam[/bold] wrote: Who on earth does McClaughlin think he is?, let him go. The lads taking the P**s![/p][/quote]You do not know anything about his circumstances whether personal, professional or financial. You do not know what deal has been offered. How would you like it if a total stranger walked in to your workplace and started telling you what you should do? That is effectively what you are doing here.[/p][/quote]Your comparison is utterly ridiculous. McLaughlin isn't IN work. His contract has expired. Clearly from the report he has been offered a new contract a number of weeks ago and common decency would suggest that he either accepts or declines the offer. The club seem to be bending over backwards by allowing him to train with the contracted players whilst he stalls on his decision. This is unacceptable, even if he was a star player. Clearly he is not and it is time he was given a deadline to accept or go whilst there are still keepers out there who could do a good job in this division.[/p][/quote]No, it's you being utterly ridiculous. The mere fact that Jon is training with City indicates there is some common ground. You do not know what he is being offered. I think Jonny is a very good keeper who played very well last season and it is quite natural for the club to want him to stay. As already explained to those who are able to understand English, there has been a budget cut at City. This might explain why not every player is offered exactly what they want.[/p][/quote]Yes, I can understand English but clearly you are unable to. I have made no mention of the "quality" of his contract which you seem to be attributing to me. I couldn't care less what he is being offered. If he is unhappy with it then he has every right to turn it down if he can do better elsewhere. But then surely he has an obligation to advise his potential employer that it is unacceptable so they can move on and appoint someone else? According to the article the club are STILL waiting to be told of his decision which I find unacceptable and for that you think I am being utterly ridiculous? Get a life.[/p][/quote]The club can sign a new goalkeeper or more than one without any reference to him. He is, in any case, not actually out of contract until July 31st. No-one knows what the delay in signing a new contract is. Statler4
  • Score: 0

11:33am Fri 4 Jul 14

Statler4 says...

silverbantam wrote:
Statler4 wrote:
LeedsBantam wrote:
Who on earth does McClaughlin think he is?, let him go. The lads taking the P**s!
Unlike some footballers, Jon McLaughlin is highly intelligent. He doesn't need to be a professional footballer, he could earn at least as much as City pay him and probably more in another profession. He could walk away from the game tomorrow.
In the past maybe but not nowadays. Having a degree isn't enough anymore to guarantee a well paid job.
He would have career options that would simply not be there for the majority of professional footballers.
[quote][p][bold]silverbantam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Statler4[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LeedsBantam[/bold] wrote: Who on earth does McClaughlin think he is?, let him go. The lads taking the P**s![/p][/quote]Unlike some footballers, Jon McLaughlin is highly intelligent. He doesn't need to be a professional footballer, he could earn at least as much as City pay him and probably more in another profession. He could walk away from the game tomorrow.[/p][/quote]In the past maybe but not nowadays. Having a degree isn't enough anymore to guarantee a well paid job.[/p][/quote]He would have career options that would simply not be there for the majority of professional footballers. Statler4
  • Score: 0

11:47am Fri 4 Jul 14

whisky1 says...

Its somewhat off point but some Coffee outlets now advertise for graduates to serve on! JMAC is a decent keeper at a good age with time to develop. He is entitled to try to get the best deal for himself. You would imagine he will not be the best paid given his route into the game. Hope he stays
Its somewhat off point but some Coffee outlets now advertise for graduates to serve on! JMAC is a decent keeper at a good age with time to develop. He is entitled to try to get the best deal for himself. You would imagine he will not be the best paid given his route into the game. Hope he stays whisky1
  • Score: 4

2:58pm Fri 4 Jul 14

ever the optimist says...

Peter 300 making the T & A his blog.
Peter 300 making the T & A his blog. ever the optimist
  • Score: 4

8:48pm Fri 4 Jul 14

Papa Smurfs Wig says...

Peter300 wrote:
bcfc mad85 wrote:
It is taking the biscuit a wee bit as most of the other decent keeper's that are available on free are getting picked up by other clubs while we are still waiting on Jon sign or don't sign just let the club know so where no wasting any more time waiting
This is quite simply not true. There are keepers available, but City have a good one already.
Eh up, teacher Peter is here. Hello Woodsy.

Now my view, l think City could do better than Jon and l think his distribution when catching from a corner is far too slow. Shot stopping ok but sometimes l question his positioning. But punching ability is A1 Re Crawley.
[quote][p][bold]Peter300[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bcfc mad85[/bold] wrote: It is taking the biscuit a wee bit as most of the other decent keeper's that are available on free are getting picked up by other clubs while we are still waiting on Jon sign or don't sign just let the club know so where no wasting any more time waiting[/p][/quote]This is quite simply not true. There are keepers available, but City have a good one already.[/p][/quote]Eh up, teacher Peter is here. Hello Woodsy. Now my view, l think City could do better than Jon and l think his distribution when catching from a corner is far too slow. Shot stopping ok but sometimes l question his positioning. But punching ability is A1 Re Crawley. Papa Smurfs Wig
  • Score: 0

10:23am Sat 5 Jul 14

LeedsBantam says...

Statler4 wrote:
LeedsBantam wrote:
Who on earth does McClaughlin think he is?, let him go. The lads taking the P**s!
Unlike some footballers, Jon McLaughlin is highly intelligent. He doesn't need to be a professional footballer, he could earn at least as much as City pay him and probably more in another profession. He could walk away from the game tomorrow.
So we as a club have to sit around way past the deadlines given for contract offers? Everyone has there own opinion, mine is that he has had enough time. I unlike others do not think the sunshines out of footballers behinds, and in no way are any of them bigger than the club, especially ones who are no more than average for the level we play at.
[quote][p][bold]Statler4[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LeedsBantam[/bold] wrote: Who on earth does McClaughlin think he is?, let him go. The lads taking the P**s![/p][/quote]Unlike some footballers, Jon McLaughlin is highly intelligent. He doesn't need to be a professional footballer, he could earn at least as much as City pay him and probably more in another profession. He could walk away from the game tomorrow.[/p][/quote]So we as a club have to sit around way past the deadlines given for contract offers? Everyone has there own opinion, mine is that he has had enough time. I unlike others do not think the sunshines out of footballers behinds, and in no way are any of them bigger than the club, especially ones who are no more than average for the level we play at. LeedsBantam
  • Score: 0

10:27am Sat 5 Jul 14

LeedsBantam says...

Michael Clayton wrote:
LeedsBantam wrote:
Who on earth does McClaughlin think he is?, let him go. The lads taking the P**s!
You do not know anything about his circumstances whether personal, professional or financial. You do not know what deal has been offered.

How would you like it if a total stranger walked in to your workplace and started telling you what you should do? That is effectively what you are doing here.
What planet do you live on? At what point have I walked into the club and told a player what to do? Im commenting as a supporter on a situation via the local media? And I, unlike others do not think that any player is above or bigger than the club, the lads had long enough, if the offers not good enough, then move on.
[quote][p][bold]Michael Clayton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LeedsBantam[/bold] wrote: Who on earth does McClaughlin think he is?, let him go. The lads taking the P**s![/p][/quote]You do not know anything about his circumstances whether personal, professional or financial. You do not know what deal has been offered. How would you like it if a total stranger walked in to your workplace and started telling you what you should do? That is effectively what you are doing here.[/p][/quote]What planet do you live on? At what point have I walked into the club and told a player what to do? Im commenting as a supporter on a situation via the local media? And I, unlike others do not think that any player is above or bigger than the club, the lads had long enough, if the offers not good enough, then move on. LeedsBantam
  • Score: 1

10:33am Sat 5 Jul 14

LeedsBantam says...

Michael Clayton wrote:
LeedsBantam wrote:
Who on earth does McClaughlin think he is?, let him go. The lads taking the P**s!
You do not know anything about his circumstances whether personal, professional or financial. You do not know what deal has been offered.

How would you like it if a total stranger walked in to your workplace and started telling you what you should do? That is effectively what you are doing here.
I know the deadline given has passed given to all the players, so my comment is based on fact.
[quote][p][bold]Michael Clayton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LeedsBantam[/bold] wrote: Who on earth does McClaughlin think he is?, let him go. The lads taking the P**s![/p][/quote]You do not know anything about his circumstances whether personal, professional or financial. You do not know what deal has been offered. How would you like it if a total stranger walked in to your workplace and started telling you what you should do? That is effectively what you are doing here.[/p][/quote]I know the deadline given has passed given to all the players, so my comment is based on fact. LeedsBantam
  • Score: 1

10:37am Sat 5 Jul 14

LeedsBantam says...

Willie Eckerslyke wrote:
Michael Clayton wrote:
LeedsBantam wrote:
Who on earth does McClaughlin think he is?, let him go. The lads taking the P**s!
You do not know anything about his circumstances whether personal, professional or financial. You do not know what deal has been offered.

How would you like it if a total stranger walked in to your workplace and started telling you what you should do? That is effectively what you are doing here.
Your comparison is utterly ridiculous. McLaughlin isn't IN work. His contract has expired. Clearly from the report he has been offered a new contract a number of weeks ago and common decency would suggest that he either accepts or declines the offer. The club seem to be bending over backwards by allowing him to train with the contracted players whilst he stalls on his decision.

This is unacceptable, even if he was a star player. Clearly he is not and it is time he was given a deadline to accept or go whilst there are still keepers out there who could do a good job in this division.
It seems Willie from comments on here, that some supporters of our club feel that any player can hold the club to ransom and dilly dally with decisions, and are above speaking out about!.....Is it any wonder supporters are treated as mugs!
[quote][p][bold]Willie Eckerslyke[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Michael Clayton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LeedsBantam[/bold] wrote: Who on earth does McClaughlin think he is?, let him go. The lads taking the P**s![/p][/quote]You do not know anything about his circumstances whether personal, professional or financial. You do not know what deal has been offered. How would you like it if a total stranger walked in to your workplace and started telling you what you should do? That is effectively what you are doing here.[/p][/quote]Your comparison is utterly ridiculous. McLaughlin isn't IN work. His contract has expired. Clearly from the report he has been offered a new contract a number of weeks ago and common decency would suggest that he either accepts or declines the offer. The club seem to be bending over backwards by allowing him to train with the contracted players whilst he stalls on his decision. This is unacceptable, even if he was a star player. Clearly he is not and it is time he was given a deadline to accept or go whilst there are still keepers out there who could do a good job in this division.[/p][/quote]It seems Willie from comments on here, that some supporters of our club feel that any player can hold the club to ransom and dilly dally with decisions, and are above speaking out about!.....Is it any wonder supporters are treated as mugs! LeedsBantam
  • Score: 0

1:22pm Sat 5 Jul 14

lawsonio123 says...

Re Jon Mac A Great deal has been posted on the matter. But the time has now come when the player has to make up his mind one way or the other. It is quite in order to wait and see if anyone will offer a better contract which could well be the case in the next week or two but Jon should be aware that a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush. I think he is a very good keeper but surely he would get more money should City progress to the next stage. Having said this City have been a little amiss in not tying him up long before his contract expired let us now hope they can get together and put the matter to rest
Re Jon Mac A Great deal has been posted on the matter. But the time has now come when the player has to make up his mind one way or the other. It is quite in order to wait and see if anyone will offer a better contract which could well be the case in the next week or two but Jon should be aware that a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush. I think he is a very good keeper but surely he would get more money should City progress to the next stage. Having said this City have been a little amiss in not tying him up long before his contract expired let us now hope they can get together and put the matter to rest lawsonio123
  • Score: 0

10:36am Sun 6 Jul 14

Michael Clayton says...

LeedsBantam wrote:
Michael Clayton wrote:
LeedsBantam wrote:
Who on earth does McClaughlin think he is?, let him go. The lads taking the P**s!
You do not know anything about his circumstances whether personal, professional or financial. You do not know what deal has been offered.

How would you like it if a total stranger walked in to your workplace and started telling you what you should do? That is effectively what you are doing here.
I know the deadline given has passed given to all the players, so my comment is based on fact.
Your original comment was not factual. You questioned has integrity. The reference to the deadline was an afterthought.
[quote][p][bold]LeedsBantam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Michael Clayton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LeedsBantam[/bold] wrote: Who on earth does McClaughlin think he is?, let him go. The lads taking the P**s![/p][/quote]You do not know anything about his circumstances whether personal, professional or financial. You do not know what deal has been offered. How would you like it if a total stranger walked in to your workplace and started telling you what you should do? That is effectively what you are doing here.[/p][/quote]I know the deadline given has passed given to all the players, so my comment is based on fact.[/p][/quote]Your original comment was not factual. You questioned has integrity. The reference to the deadline was an afterthought. Michael Clayton
  • Score: 1

10:38am Sun 6 Jul 14

Michael Clayton says...

LeedsBantam wrote:
Willie Eckerslyke wrote:
Michael Clayton wrote:
LeedsBantam wrote:
Who on earth does McClaughlin think he is?, let him go. The lads taking the P**s!
You do not know anything about his circumstances whether personal, professional or financial. You do not know what deal has been offered.

How would you like it if a total stranger walked in to your workplace and started telling you what you should do? That is effectively what you are doing here.
Your comparison is utterly ridiculous. McLaughlin isn't IN work. His contract has expired. Clearly from the report he has been offered a new contract a number of weeks ago and common decency would suggest that he either accepts or declines the offer. The club seem to be bending over backwards by allowing him to train with the contracted players whilst he stalls on his decision.

This is unacceptable, even if he was a star player. Clearly he is not and it is time he was given a deadline to accept or go whilst there are still keepers out there who could do a good job in this division.
It seems Willie from comments on here, that some supporters of our club feel that any player can hold the club to ransom and dilly dally with decisions, and are above speaking out about!.....Is it any wonder supporters are treated as mugs!
I defend his right to seek the best deal for himself. If you can't see that then you are asking to be treated like a mug. Stop living in a fantasy land.
[quote][p][bold]LeedsBantam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Willie Eckerslyke[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Michael Clayton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LeedsBantam[/bold] wrote: Who on earth does McClaughlin think he is?, let him go. The lads taking the P**s![/p][/quote]You do not know anything about his circumstances whether personal, professional or financial. You do not know what deal has been offered. How would you like it if a total stranger walked in to your workplace and started telling you what you should do? That is effectively what you are doing here.[/p][/quote]Your comparison is utterly ridiculous. McLaughlin isn't IN work. His contract has expired. Clearly from the report he has been offered a new contract a number of weeks ago and common decency would suggest that he either accepts or declines the offer. The club seem to be bending over backwards by allowing him to train with the contracted players whilst he stalls on his decision. This is unacceptable, even if he was a star player. Clearly he is not and it is time he was given a deadline to accept or go whilst there are still keepers out there who could do a good job in this division.[/p][/quote]It seems Willie from comments on here, that some supporters of our club feel that any player can hold the club to ransom and dilly dally with decisions, and are above speaking out about!.....Is it any wonder supporters are treated as mugs![/p][/quote]I defend his right to seek the best deal for himself. If you can't see that then you are asking to be treated like a mug. Stop living in a fantasy land. Michael Clayton
  • Score: -1

8:55am Mon 7 Jul 14

dannbradfc says...

Peter300 wrote:
ynotdunne wrote:
Peter horne is a big loss to city
No, I believe the role he had was beyond his competency. One only has to look at the way the academy has expanded over the past few years. It has to be managed correctly and if City really want the best from the facilities, then they need the right person to oversee this.
You never mentioned this when he was in the job though did you Peter 300???????

Funny how a person who doesn't do anything other than pick up on other peoples posts and baiting etc as such a strong opnion about this?

yes i've fallen into your trap and responded......now go slap yourself on the back
[quote][p][bold]Peter300[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ynotdunne[/bold] wrote: Peter horne is a big loss to city[/p][/quote]No, I believe the role he had was beyond his competency. One only has to look at the way the academy has expanded over the past few years. It has to be managed correctly and if City really want the best from the facilities, then they need the right person to oversee this.[/p][/quote]You never mentioned this when he was in the job though did you Peter 300??????? Funny how a person who doesn't do anything other than pick up on other peoples posts and baiting etc as such a strong opnion about this? yes i've fallen into your trap and responded......now go slap yourself on the back dannbradfc
  • Score: 0
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