Bradford City boss Phil Parkinson in race against time

Phil Parkinson is seeking a player who is not cup-tied

Phil Parkinson is seeking a player who is not cup-tied

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

Phil Parkinson admits it will be a tough battle to land an extra recruit before the 5pm loan deadline.

The City boss has been given the green light by the board to make another temporary capture.

Parkinson put in several calls yesterday but faces the added obstacle of finding a suitable player who is not cup-tied.

He said: “We’re exploring a few options and we’ve spoken to other managers and agents.

“We may get someone in but only if we feel he will add to what we’ve got. We’re not looking just for the sake of it.

“It’s difficult because managers are reluctant to let players go at this moment because of the busy period coming up.

“We’ve also got the situation where three of our next five games are in the cups. So ideally we’d like players who could feature in those.

“From the player’s point of view, they might not want to come here if they know they will hardly be able to play in the next two weeks.”

Parkinson may not necessarily go for a centre half despite John Egan’s sickening injury which cruelly ended his stay from Sunderland.

The City chief added: “We’ve got Rory (McArdle), Carl McHugh, Doyley (Nathan Doyle) and Tom Naylor who can play in there as well. But if someone comes up which complemented that then we’d certainly look at it.”

Egan has been moved back to the north-east after spending Tuesday night in Bradford Royal Infirmary. He is now in hospital in Darlington and faces an operation at the weekend.

The Irish defender said: “I just want to thank the fans and the staff for all their support. All I can remember getting in the ambulance was hearing all the noise of the fans, it was amazing.”

Meanwhile, City had around 700 tickets left for the Arsenal clash after the first day of sales to ticket-stub holders. They are expecting a sell-out crowd of more than 23,000 for next month's Capital One Cup quarter-final having re-opened the top tier of the north-west corner.

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8:32am Thu 22 Nov 12

Dancinfeet says...

Get well soon Egan. I thought we played very well up to the injury and that incident completely changed the game and atmosphere especially afte half time when all the players obviously found out how serious it was. A well earned 3 points considering.
Get well soon Egan. I thought we played very well up to the injury and that incident completely changed the game and atmosphere especially afte half time when all the players obviously found out how serious it was. A well earned 3 points considering. Dancinfeet
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9:15am Thu 22 Nov 12

1 bingley bantam says...

I hope Arsenal fancy a game of five a side LOL.
I hope Arsenal fancy a game of five a side LOL. 1 bingley bantam
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9:18am Thu 22 Nov 12

Dancinfeet says...

I'm not cup tied, shall I bring my boots?
I'm not cup tied, shall I bring my boots? Dancinfeet
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9:29am Thu 22 Nov 12

1 bingley bantam says...

On a more serious note get well soon John Egan looks like he is going to be a hell of a player the injuries we are suffering is nothing short of cruel luck and always to key players!
On a more serious note get well soon John Egan looks like he is going to be a hell of a player the injuries we are suffering is nothing short of cruel luck and always to key players! 1 bingley bantam
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9:47am Thu 22 Nov 12

Freddy says...

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If the reporting is correct. Tom Naylor was a substitute in The League Cup ( Carling Cup).. So I am assuming he is Cup Tied for The Arsenal Match ?..
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If I recall correctly--Forsyth was originally a Defender. On each occasion I have watched him --It looks like he is out of position. I do not see him as a Winger. I feel he could be better up front next to Hanson. With Wells tucked in behind those two.

Failing that idea, Forsyth may play better mid-field, or in a Centre Back area. Because of his height --he is very difficult to attack -or-defend against. Perhaps these options could be tried in training?..
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Totally agree Egan was showing signs of being a very good/useful player. I wish him a speedy recovery.When he recovers I would like to see him back at Bradford City.
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Further maximum support to 'Parky' and The Management--in resolving the Player Recruitment before 5 pm. Can 'Parky' still obtain players in an emergency--beyond the deadlines??
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* If the reporting is correct. Tom Naylor was a substitute in The League Cup ( Carling Cup).. So I am assuming he is Cup Tied for The Arsenal Match ?.. * If I recall correctly--Forsyth was originally a Defender. On each occasion I have watched him --It looks like he is out of position. I do not see him as a Winger. I feel he could be better up front next to Hanson. With Wells tucked in behind those two. Failing that idea, Forsyth may play better mid-field, or in a Centre Back area. Because of his height --he is very difficult to attack -or-defend against. Perhaps these options could be tried in training?.. * Totally agree Egan was showing signs of being a very good/useful player. I wish him a speedy recovery.When he recovers I would like to see him back at Bradford City. * Further maximum support to 'Parky' and The Management--in resolving the Player Recruitment before 5 pm. Can 'Parky' still obtain players in an emergency--beyond the deadlines?? * Freddy
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10:13am Thu 22 Nov 12

tyker2 says...

Freddy wrote:
*
If the reporting is correct. Tom Naylor was a substitute in The League Cup ( Carling Cup).. So I am assuming he is Cup Tied for The Arsenal Match ?..
*
If I recall correctly--Forsyth was originally a Defender. On each occasion I have watched him --It looks like he is out of position. I do not see him as a Winger. I feel he could be better up front next to Hanson. With Wells tucked in behind those two.

Failing that idea, Forsyth may play better mid-field, or in a Centre Back area. Because of his height --he is very difficult to attack -or-defend against. Perhaps these options could be tried in training?..
*
Totally agree Egan was showing signs of being a very good/useful player. I wish him a speedy recovery.When he recovers I would like to see him back at Bradford City.
*
Further maximum support to 'Parky' and The Management--in resolving the Player Recruitment before 5 pm. Can 'Parky' still obtain players in an emergency--beyond the deadlines??
*
Forsyth: yes so difficult to beat in he air that he lost a heading duel with a smaller guy which led to the exeter goal!!
[quote][p][bold]Freddy[/bold] wrote: * If the reporting is correct. Tom Naylor was a substitute in The League Cup ( Carling Cup).. So I am assuming he is Cup Tied for The Arsenal Match ?.. * If I recall correctly--Forsyth was originally a Defender. On each occasion I have watched him --It looks like he is out of position. I do not see him as a Winger. I feel he could be better up front next to Hanson. With Wells tucked in behind those two. Failing that idea, Forsyth may play better mid-field, or in a Centre Back area. Because of his height --he is very difficult to attack -or-defend against. Perhaps these options could be tried in training?.. * Totally agree Egan was showing signs of being a very good/useful player. I wish him a speedy recovery.When he recovers I would like to see him back at Bradford City. * Further maximum support to 'Parky' and The Management--in resolving the Player Recruitment before 5 pm. Can 'Parky' still obtain players in an emergency--beyond the deadlines?? *[/p][/quote]Forsyth: yes so difficult to beat in he air that he lost a heading duel with a smaller guy which led to the exeter goal!! tyker2
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10:31am Thu 22 Nov 12

audal says...

Loanees have been a no-go for me but if needs must then there certainly are players out there. Edgar Davids at Barnet and James Beattie now signing(and scoring)for Accrington are just two who have come in from the cold.
Loanees have been a no-go for me but if needs must then there certainly are players out there. Edgar Davids at Barnet and James Beattie now signing(and scoring)for Accrington are just two who have come in from the cold. audal
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11:02am Thu 22 Nov 12

shaun from richmond says...

KEEP THE SQUAD AS IT IS!!.
Play the kids in the "Paint Pot Trophy" (We must have some?!)....We only have a 5% chance of beating Arsenal .....And frankly the FA Cups a 50/50 chance.
SO...All will be sorted in the next 2 weeks. Leaving us to the "LEAGUE" which is ALL IMPORTANT...
We have been down the "Loan" road so many times...AND IT DOESNT WORK!!
KEEP THE SQUAD AS IT IS!!. Play the kids in the "Paint Pot Trophy" (We must have some?!)....We only have a 5% chance of beating Arsenal .....And frankly the FA Cups a 50/50 chance. SO...All will be sorted in the next 2 weeks. Leaving us to the "LEAGUE" which is ALL IMPORTANT... We have been down the "Loan" road so many times...AND IT DOESNT WORK!! shaun from richmond
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11:18am Thu 22 Nov 12

Prisoner Cell Block A says...

Trouble is with the paint pot, everyone hates it and would love to play their kids, the FL won't allow this as it demeans the pointless pot. Pity they weren't as adamant when man U ruined the FA Cup for good.

We are forced to play 6 of our regular starters from league matches in this aggravating, distraction.
Trouble is with the paint pot, everyone hates it and would love to play their kids, the FL won't allow this as it demeans the pointless pot. Pity they weren't as adamant when man U ruined the FA Cup for good. We are forced to play 6 of our regular starters from league matches in this aggravating, distraction. Prisoner Cell Block A
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11:47am Thu 22 Nov 12

Dancinfeet says...

The way we are going playing 6 regular starters will be impossible! It takes the mick when arsenal will come to VP and play a comepletely different team to their previous prem outing. The JPT needs to get over itself and realise what it actually is, a reserve team comp.
The way we are going playing 6 regular starters will be impossible! It takes the mick when arsenal will come to VP and play a comepletely different team to their previous prem outing. The JPT needs to get over itself and realise what it actually is, a reserve team comp. Dancinfeet
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1:38pm Thu 22 Nov 12

Prisoner Cell Block A says...

Dancinfeet wrote:
The way we are going playing 6 regular starters will be impossible! It takes the mick when arsenal will come to VP and play a comepletely different team to their previous prem outing. The JPT needs to get over itself and realise what it actually is, a reserve team comp.
100% agree...Man Utd can devalue and demean the FA Cup but are still the darlings of English football, 4th division clubs fined for not playing John McNotverygood and Alan Regularstarter due to having small squads and not wanting to risk important players in a nowt of a competition, although as I have said on a different thread, if we get through 3 rounds of JPT it will have brought in more prize money than the League cup which includes all 92 teams and not just the lower 52.
[quote][p][bold]Dancinfeet[/bold] wrote: The way we are going playing 6 regular starters will be impossible! It takes the mick when arsenal will come to VP and play a comepletely different team to their previous prem outing. The JPT needs to get over itself and realise what it actually is, a reserve team comp.[/p][/quote]100% agree...Man Utd can devalue and demean the FA Cup but are still the darlings of English football, 4th division clubs fined for not playing John McNotverygood and Alan Regularstarter due to having small squads and not wanting to risk important players in a nowt of a competition, although as I have said on a different thread, if we get through 3 rounds of JPT it will have brought in more prize money than the League cup which includes all 92 teams and not just the lower 52. Prisoner Cell Block A
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2:58pm Thu 22 Nov 12

bcfc1903 says...

BCFC will be trying to win every game it competes in...there will be changes to the team playing in certain games but there is no way the club will be chucking a competition ....the nature of a successful winning squad mentality is that you want to win every game..that's what we've shown this season and long may that continue.


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We shout with pride...we never hide...Claret and Amber.
BCFC will be trying to win every game it competes in...there will be changes to the team playing in certain games but there is no way the club will be chucking a competition ....the nature of a successful winning squad mentality is that you want to win every game..that's what we've shown this season and long may that continue. ** We shout with pride...we never hide...Claret and Amber. bcfc1903
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3:07pm Thu 22 Nov 12

KnightMcCall says...

shaun from richmond wrote:
KEEP THE SQUAD AS IT IS!!. Play the kids in the "Paint Pot Trophy" (We must have some?!)....We only have a 5% chance of beating Arsenal .....And frankly the FA Cups a 50/50 chance. SO...All will be sorted in the next 2 weeks. Leaving us to the "LEAGUE" which is ALL IMPORTANT... We have been down the "Loan" road so many times...AND IT DOESNT WORK!!
You won't be going to the Arsenal game then? And you don't appreciate that any funds to bring in new players has been generated by the cup wins to date and that further cup wins will generate further income? If life as a football manager was as simple as you clearly are then City would qualify for Europe as often as the do on FIFA and Championship Manager.

Loans can and DO work. Ask Grimsby if Hannah and Neilsen should have been sent back their parent clubs; Ask PP if loaning Andrew Davies and Will Atkinson was a bad thing.

You are a simpleton Yawn with no ability to look objectively at anything to do with Bradford City. You still can't bring yourself to admit that you have been wrong about PP; please get back in your boat and row away.
[quote][p][bold]shaun from richmond[/bold] wrote: KEEP THE SQUAD AS IT IS!!. Play the kids in the "Paint Pot Trophy" (We must have some?!)....We only have a 5% chance of beating Arsenal .....And frankly the FA Cups a 50/50 chance. SO...All will be sorted in the next 2 weeks. Leaving us to the "LEAGUE" which is ALL IMPORTANT... We have been down the "Loan" road so many times...AND IT DOESNT WORK!![/p][/quote]You won't be going to the Arsenal game then? And you don't appreciate that any funds to bring in new players has been generated by the cup wins to date and that further cup wins will generate further income? If life as a football manager was as simple as you clearly are then City would qualify for Europe as often as the do on FIFA and Championship Manager. Loans can and DO work. Ask Grimsby if Hannah and Neilsen should have been sent back their parent clubs; Ask PP if loaning Andrew Davies and Will Atkinson was a bad thing. You are a simpleton Yawn with no ability to look objectively at anything to do with Bradford City. You still can't bring yourself to admit that you have been wrong about PP; please get back in your boat and row away. KnightMcCall
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3:16pm Thu 22 Nov 12

KnightMcCall says...

Tom Clarke would be the ideal loanee. Can play Centre Back or Centre Mid; hasn't played in JPT, Hasn't played in FA Cup and isn't wanted by TB's so should be able to play in any game we want him involved in.
Tom Clarke would be the ideal loanee. Can play Centre Back or Centre Mid; hasn't played in JPT, Hasn't played in FA Cup and isn't wanted by TB's so should be able to play in any game we want him involved in. KnightMcCall
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3:29pm Thu 22 Nov 12

tyker2 says...

yhought Tom C would be the right man:right experience and local
yhought Tom C would be the right man:right experience and local tyker2
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3:51pm Thu 22 Nov 12

"get over it!" says...

Totally off topic but just reading Mark McGee comments on Bristol , what a clown, using injurys as an excuse or in his words 'reason' to be 21st in the league
i hope we get a win against these, It really does make you realise how well we are doing in all competitions this year and how well parky is Managing where others could just crumble. Sat might have been a flat performance but it was 1 nil at home to keep us in the race at the good end of the table.
Mark Mcgee said,
And the manager knows that Bradford will provide another tough test for his side.


“They play a straight forward 4-4-2 like Port Vale and they are strong in certain areas.


“We have to just get the best we can out there and find a way of inflicting some pain on them. We have ability in the group training this morning and they have to step up .”

time to dust off his dimond for the 10th time this season and catch them out!
Totally off topic but just reading Mark McGee comments on Bristol , what a clown, using injurys as an excuse or in his words 'reason' to be 21st in the league i hope we get a win against these, It really does make you realise how well we are doing in all competitions this year and how well parky is Managing where others could just crumble. Sat might have been a flat performance but it was 1 nil at home to keep us in the race at the good end of the table. Mark Mcgee said, And the manager knows that Bradford will provide another tough test for his side. “They play a straight forward 4-4-2 like Port Vale and they are strong in certain areas. “We have to just get the best we can out there and find a way of inflicting some pain on them. We have ability in the group training this morning and they have to step up .” time to dust off his dimond for the 10th time this season and catch them out! "get over it!"
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3:52pm Thu 22 Nov 12

"get over it!" says...

sorry , tuesdays flat performance
sorry , tuesdays flat performance "get over it!"
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3:56pm Thu 22 Nov 12

"get over it!" says...

oh and they just signed Guy Branston on loan for saturday!
oh and they just signed Guy Branston on loan for saturday! "get over it!"
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4:24pm Thu 22 Nov 12

tyker2 says...

game could be off this week end:branston has signed on loan at rovers!!!
game could be off this week end:branston has signed on loan at rovers!!! tyker2
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5:04pm Thu 22 Nov 12

shaun from richmond says...

KnightMcCall wrote:
shaun from richmond wrote: KEEP THE SQUAD AS IT IS!!. Play the kids in the "Paint Pot Trophy" (We must have some?!)....We only have a 5% chance of beating Arsenal .....And frankly the FA Cups a 50/50 chance. SO...All will be sorted in the next 2 weeks. Leaving us to the "LEAGUE" which is ALL IMPORTANT... We have been down the "Loan" road so many times...AND IT DOESNT WORK!!
You won't be going to the Arsenal game then? And you don't appreciate that any funds to bring in new players has been generated by the cup wins to date and that further cup wins will generate further income? If life as a football manager was as simple as you clearly are then City would qualify for Europe as often as the do on FIFA and Championship Manager. Loans can and DO work. Ask Grimsby if Hannah and Neilsen should have been sent back their parent clubs; Ask PP if loaning Andrew Davies and Will Atkinson was a bad thing. You are a simpleton Yawn with no ability to look objectively at anything to do with Bradford City. You still can't bring yourself to admit that you have been wrong about PP; please get back in your boat and row away.
I LOVE IT !!...When you get angry!!.
See you at Bristol....YOU BIG SUPPORTER YOU!!
[quote][p][bold]KnightMcCall[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]shaun from richmond[/bold] wrote: KEEP THE SQUAD AS IT IS!!. Play the kids in the "Paint Pot Trophy" (We must have some?!)....We only have a 5% chance of beating Arsenal .....And frankly the FA Cups a 50/50 chance. SO...All will be sorted in the next 2 weeks. Leaving us to the "LEAGUE" which is ALL IMPORTANT... We have been down the "Loan" road so many times...AND IT DOESNT WORK!![/p][/quote]You won't be going to the Arsenal game then? And you don't appreciate that any funds to bring in new players has been generated by the cup wins to date and that further cup wins will generate further income? If life as a football manager was as simple as you clearly are then City would qualify for Europe as often as the do on FIFA and Championship Manager. Loans can and DO work. Ask Grimsby if Hannah and Neilsen should have been sent back their parent clubs; Ask PP if loaning Andrew Davies and Will Atkinson was a bad thing. You are a simpleton Yawn with no ability to look objectively at anything to do with Bradford City. You still can't bring yourself to admit that you have been wrong about PP; please get back in your boat and row away.[/p][/quote]I LOVE IT !!...When you get angry!!. See you at Bristol....YOU BIG SUPPORTER YOU!! shaun from richmond
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6:08pm Thu 22 Nov 12

bigstar says...

So many wanna be managers. Chelskie must be spoilt for choice.
So many wanna be managers. Chelskie must be spoilt for choice. bigstar
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6:15pm Thu 22 Nov 12

cookie_brighton says...

just read on city site parky has signed england under 19 winger blair turgott from west ham until 5 th jan 2013.
ctid
just read on city site parky has signed england under 19 winger blair turgott from west ham until 5 th jan 2013. ctid cookie_brighton
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1:38pm Fri 23 Nov 12

KnightMcCall says...

shaun from richmond wrote:
KnightMcCall wrote:
shaun from richmond wrote: KEEP THE SQUAD AS IT IS!!. Play the kids in the "Paint Pot Trophy" (We must have some?!)....We only have a 5% chance of beating Arsenal .....And frankly the FA Cups a 50/50 chance. SO...All will be sorted in the next 2 weeks. Leaving us to the "LEAGUE" which is ALL IMPORTANT... We have been down the "Loan" road so many times...AND IT DOESNT WORK!!
You won't be going to the Arsenal game then? And you don't appreciate that any funds to bring in new players has been generated by the cup wins to date and that further cup wins will generate further income? If life as a football manager was as simple as you clearly are then City would qualify for Europe as often as the do on FIFA and Championship Manager. Loans can and DO work. Ask Grimsby if Hannah and Neilsen should have been sent back their parent clubs; Ask PP if loaning Andrew Davies and Will Atkinson was a bad thing. You are a simpleton Yawn with no ability to look objectively at anything to do with Bradford City. You still can't bring yourself to admit that you have been wrong about PP; please get back in your boat and row away.
I LOVE IT !!...When you get angry!!. See you at Bristol....YOU BIG SUPPORTER YOU!!
You must have a very high opinion of yourself to think I could care enough about what you say to get angry. You are tedious; you make me sleepy.

Not convinced you actually know where Bristol is.
[quote][p][bold]shaun from richmond[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]KnightMcCall[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]shaun from richmond[/bold] wrote: KEEP THE SQUAD AS IT IS!!. Play the kids in the "Paint Pot Trophy" (We must have some?!)....We only have a 5% chance of beating Arsenal .....And frankly the FA Cups a 50/50 chance. SO...All will be sorted in the next 2 weeks. Leaving us to the "LEAGUE" which is ALL IMPORTANT... We have been down the "Loan" road so many times...AND IT DOESNT WORK!![/p][/quote]You won't be going to the Arsenal game then? And you don't appreciate that any funds to bring in new players has been generated by the cup wins to date and that further cup wins will generate further income? If life as a football manager was as simple as you clearly are then City would qualify for Europe as often as the do on FIFA and Championship Manager. Loans can and DO work. Ask Grimsby if Hannah and Neilsen should have been sent back their parent clubs; Ask PP if loaning Andrew Davies and Will Atkinson was a bad thing. You are a simpleton Yawn with no ability to look objectively at anything to do with Bradford City. You still can't bring yourself to admit that you have been wrong about PP; please get back in your boat and row away.[/p][/quote]I LOVE IT !!...When you get angry!!. See you at Bristol....YOU BIG SUPPORTER YOU!![/p][/quote]You must have a very high opinion of yourself to think I could care enough about what you say to get angry. You are tedious; you make me sleepy. Not convinced you actually know where Bristol is. KnightMcCall
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