Phil Parkinson sings Bradford City’s praises after reaching semi-finals

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Phil Parkinson admitted City got a lucky break when Jennison Myrie-Williams' appeals for a penalty after this challenge were waved away Phil Parkinson admitted City got a lucky break when Jennison Myrie-Williams' appeals for a penalty after this challenge were waved away

Phil Parkinson could barely conceal his delight after City deservedly dumped League Two promotion rivals Port Vale out of the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy.

The understrength Bantams struck twice shortly after the break through Ritchie Jones and Craig Forsyth to avenge Vale’s fortuitous win at Valley Parade in September. It was City’s 29th match of a marathon campaign and has left them just two rounds away from a trip to Wembley for the final on April 7.

Parkinson, whose side remain alive in all four competitions this season, started with key men Nahki Wells, James Hanson, Nathan Doyle, Gary Jones and Matt Duke on the bench.

Yet Parkinson said: “I thought it was an exceptional performance. We’re a squad and I’ve been saying that all season – everybody has to play their part.

“I thought Tom Naylor and Curtis Good were outstanding at centre-back.

“They want to learn and they’re committed too. On a night like this you have to be.”

Striker Garry Thompson made a vital contribution with two clever assists, first laying the ball into the path of Jones to fire home and then showing intelligence to supply Forsyth for a killer second.

Parkinson added: “I thought he played really well. He made the two goals and I’m pleased for him. He’s adding the end product to his game.”

It was City’s second game of eight in December and Parkin-son added: “Everyone will be needed over the Christmas period.

“Torquay at home is now another massive game for us and we’re looking forward to it.”

City were lucky to survive a penalty claim in the second half when Jennison Myrie-Williams was hauled to the ground but was instead booked.

Parkinson, who saw Jon McLaughlin mark his return to the side with an outstanding performance,  added: “We probably got away with that one slightly. But cast your mind back to when we played them at home.

“It was a travesty that we didn’t get a result that day so it was important we got our rewards tonight.

“When you come to a team above you in the league and win with a performance like that it sends out a message.”

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7:55am Wed 5 Dec 12

BD16 says...

" to avenge Vale’s fortuitous win at Valley Parade in September."

I'd much rather have three points.
" to avenge Vale’s fortuitous win at Valley Parade in September." I'd much rather have three points. BD16

8:16am Wed 5 Dec 12

nowt fresh says...

Wouldn't we all, but plenty of time to overhaul the teams above us and clinch an automatic promotion place,champions would be nice but I'll take last auto place if necessary.
Wouldn't we all, but plenty of time to overhaul the teams above us and clinch an automatic promotion place,champions would be nice but I'll take last auto place if necessary. nowt fresh

9:04am Wed 5 Dec 12

spleen ventor says...

nowt fresh wrote:
Wouldn't we all, but plenty of time to overhaul the teams above us and clinch an automatic promotion place,champions would be nice but I'll take last auto place if necessary.
Here..Here!...if we're still in the same position at the turn of the year (single points behind the auto's), I really fancy us to go straight up.
It will be interesting to see how Port Vale fare now that their agenda has changed, before it was a case of us against the world mentality as they trod water in administration, now they've been taken over we'll see if they can cope with the added pressure and expectation that will bring.
[quote][p][bold]nowt fresh[/bold] wrote: Wouldn't we all, but plenty of time to overhaul the teams above us and clinch an automatic promotion place,champions would be nice but I'll take last auto place if necessary.[/p][/quote]Here..Here!...if we're still in the same position at the turn of the year (single points behind the auto's), I really fancy us to go straight up. It will be interesting to see how Port Vale fare now that their agenda has changed, before it was a case of us against the world mentality as they trod water in administration, now they've been taken over we'll see if they can cope with the added pressure and expectation that will bring. spleen ventor

9:37am Wed 5 Dec 12

harvey111 says...

well done lads, but yeh, 3 points any day over anything, & promotion!
well done lads, but yeh, 3 points any day over anything, & promotion! harvey111

10:17am Wed 5 Dec 12

Harrogate Bantam says...

Looks like we'll need Bank Loans for our trips to Wembley.

C'mon City
Looks like we'll need Bank Loans for our trips to Wembley. C'mon City Harrogate Bantam

10:22am Wed 5 Dec 12

lawsonio123 says...

Well Done. I recall saying give Mr Parkinson while Christmas then judge him for he is a good Manager. Well Dash it he has earned your respect now so full Backing please NO MORE DEAD BEAT.
Well Done. I recall saying give Mr Parkinson while Christmas then judge him for he is a good Manager. Well Dash it he has earned your respect now so full Backing please NO MORE DEAD BEAT. lawsonio123

11:42am Wed 5 Dec 12

oldmod says...

Jonny Mc outstanding again in poor conditions, number 1 keeper.
Jonny Mc outstanding again in poor conditions, number 1 keeper. oldmod

1:01pm Wed 5 Dec 12

KnightMcCall says...

lawsonio123 wrote:
Well Done. I recall saying give Mr Parkinson while Christmas then judge him for he is a good Manager. Well Dash it he has earned your respect now so full Backing please NO MORE DEAD BEAT.
There should be a lot of posters on here eating humble pie but most of them have just silently changed their tune or suggested that PP is only a good manager because he has followed their instructions!! He is proving a lot of City fans wrong and long may it continue as he is clearly a good manager.
[quote][p][bold]lawsonio123[/bold] wrote: Well Done. I recall saying give Mr Parkinson while Christmas then judge him for he is a good Manager. Well Dash it he has earned your respect now so full Backing please NO MORE DEAD BEAT.[/p][/quote]There should be a lot of posters on here eating humble pie but most of them have just silently changed their tune or suggested that PP is only a good manager because he has followed their instructions!! He is proving a lot of City fans wrong and long may it continue as he is clearly a good manager. KnightMcCall

1:26pm Wed 5 Dec 12

macca1969 says...

oldmod wrote:
Jonny Mc outstanding again in poor conditions, number 1 keeper.
Don't know Duke imo has been immense recently with a string if world class saves
[quote][p][bold]oldmod[/bold] wrote: Jonny Mc outstanding again in poor conditions, number 1 keeper.[/p][/quote]Don't know Duke imo has been immense recently with a string if world class saves macca1969

2:06pm Wed 5 Dec 12

340stopper says...

What a transformation from last season !

Half the number of players, more quality,superb man management in keeping the entire squad happy, complete with inspired substitions and tactics.All credit therefore to the manager, his team including the back room staff and last but not least the chairmen for there vision in sticking with the manager during last years struggle.
There was a lot of critiscm last season - although the majority was constructive - fans were understandably frustrated and concerned.
Therefore it is nice to see fans smiling faces again and the positive comments.
Credit where credit is due - VERY WELL DONE - and what a superb season we are having - one of those that City supporters will treasure for years to come !
What a transformation from last season ! Half the number of players, more quality,superb man management in keeping the entire squad happy, complete with inspired substitions and tactics.All credit therefore to the manager, his team including the back room staff and last but not least the chairmen for there vision in sticking with the manager during last years struggle. There was a lot of critiscm last season - although the majority was constructive - fans were understandably frustrated and concerned. Therefore it is nice to see fans smiling faces again and the positive comments. Credit where credit is due - VERY WELL DONE - and what a superb season we are having - one of those that City supporters will treasure for years to come ! 340stopper

2:10pm Wed 5 Dec 12

bettyswollocks says...

macca1969 wrote:
oldmod wrote: Jonny Mc outstanding again in poor conditions, number 1 keeper.
Don't know Duke imo has been immense recently with a string if world class saves
We're lucky to have 2 very good goalkeepers, not forgetting all the supporting cast of outfield players who again proved their worth.

Just hope we've had our fill of injuries now as that's the only thing I can see derailing this season.
[quote][p][bold]macca1969[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]oldmod[/bold] wrote: Jonny Mc outstanding again in poor conditions, number 1 keeper.[/p][/quote]Don't know Duke imo has been immense recently with a string if world class saves[/p][/quote]We're lucky to have 2 very good goalkeepers, not forgetting all the supporting cast of outfield players who again proved their worth. Just hope we've had our fill of injuries now as that's the only thing I can see derailing this season. bettyswollocks

2:12pm Wed 5 Dec 12

340stopper says...

Sadly, it would appear my critical comments on T&A's live reporting on matches was removed so i will try harder this time;
It is very frustrating when live reporting on matches does not happen with large chunks - 30 minutes or more - do not appear.
Please T&A accept this as constructive and endeavor to rectify if possible in the future ?
Sadly, it would appear my critical comments on T&A's live reporting on matches was removed so i will try harder this time; It is very frustrating when live reporting on matches does not happen with large chunks - 30 minutes or more - do not appear. Please T&A accept this as constructive and endeavor to rectify if possible in the future ? 340stopper

2:15pm Wed 5 Dec 12

fantam says...

It just goes to prove that the forward goalscoring set-up impoves without Hanson. Leave him on the bench just for emergencies
It just goes to prove that the forward goalscoring set-up impoves without Hanson. Leave him on the bench just for emergencies fantam

4:53pm Wed 5 Dec 12

Pablo says...

KnightMcCall wrote:
lawsonio123 wrote:
Well Done. I recall saying give Mr Parkinson while Christmas then judge him for he is a good Manager. Well Dash it he has earned your respect now so full Backing please NO MORE DEAD BEAT.
There should be a lot of posters on here eating humble pie but most of them have just silently changed their tune or suggested that PP is only a good manager because he has followed their instructions!! He is proving a lot of City fans wrong and long may it continue as he is clearly a good manager.
I think most of PP's critics last season, me included,were basing our views on what we were seeing on the pitch.

Likewise, this season, I've been commenting on what's been served up.

It's been like chalk and cheese and PP deserves all the plaudits for the transformation.

Just like Will Atkinson. Last season crap, this season transformed!
[quote][p][bold]KnightMcCall[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lawsonio123[/bold] wrote: Well Done. I recall saying give Mr Parkinson while Christmas then judge him for he is a good Manager. Well Dash it he has earned your respect now so full Backing please NO MORE DEAD BEAT.[/p][/quote]There should be a lot of posters on here eating humble pie but most of them have just silently changed their tune or suggested that PP is only a good manager because he has followed their instructions!! He is proving a lot of City fans wrong and long may it continue as he is clearly a good manager.[/p][/quote]I think most of PP's critics last season, me included,were basing our views on what we were seeing on the pitch. Likewise, this season, I've been commenting on what's been served up. It's been like chalk and cheese and PP deserves all the plaudits for the transformation. Just like Will Atkinson. Last season crap, this season transformed! Pablo

5:19pm Wed 5 Dec 12

KnightMcCall says...

Pablo wrote:
KnightMcCall wrote:
lawsonio123 wrote:
Well Done. I recall saying give Mr Parkinson while Christmas then judge him for he is a good Manager. Well Dash it he has earned your respect now so full Backing please NO MORE DEAD BEAT.
There should be a lot of posters on here eating humble pie but most of them have just silently changed their tune or suggested that PP is only a good manager because he has followed their instructions!! He is proving a lot of City fans wrong and long may it continue as he is clearly a good manager.
I think most of PP's critics last season, me included,were basing our views on what we were seeing on the pitch.

Likewise, this season, I've been commenting on what's been served up.

It's been like chalk and cheese and PP deserves all the plaudits for the transformation.

Just like Will Atkinson. Last season crap, this season transformed!
I think last season that most of the critics gave little regard for the reality of the situation i.e. no cash, no pre-season, too much instant expectation and a refusal to see the green shoots. You can read my comments about Will Atkinson from last season too stating that he clearly had talent and needed games and confidence. Again, too many were judging too quickly and failing to deal with their own frustration in a measured way.

You totally prove my point Pablo; youare basically saying you were right last season and you are still right this season...with a U-turn like that you should be in politics.
[quote][p][bold]Pablo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]KnightMcCall[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lawsonio123[/bold] wrote: Well Done. I recall saying give Mr Parkinson while Christmas then judge him for he is a good Manager. Well Dash it he has earned your respect now so full Backing please NO MORE DEAD BEAT.[/p][/quote]There should be a lot of posters on here eating humble pie but most of them have just silently changed their tune or suggested that PP is only a good manager because he has followed their instructions!! He is proving a lot of City fans wrong and long may it continue as he is clearly a good manager.[/p][/quote]I think most of PP's critics last season, me included,were basing our views on what we were seeing on the pitch. Likewise, this season, I've been commenting on what's been served up. It's been like chalk and cheese and PP deserves all the plaudits for the transformation. Just like Will Atkinson. Last season crap, this season transformed![/p][/quote]I think last season that most of the critics gave little regard for the reality of the situation i.e. no cash, no pre-season, too much instant expectation and a refusal to see the green shoots. You can read my comments about Will Atkinson from last season too stating that he clearly had talent and needed games and confidence. Again, too many were judging too quickly and failing to deal with their own frustration in a measured way. You totally prove my point Pablo; youare basically saying you were right last season and you are still right this season...with a U-turn like that you should be in politics. KnightMcCall

5:25pm Wed 5 Dec 12

COLATS says...

macca1969 wrote:
oldmod wrote:
Jonny Mc outstanding again in poor conditions, number 1 keeper.
Don't know Duke imo has been immense recently with a string if world class saves
I agree it's duke for me.
[quote][p][bold]macca1969[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]oldmod[/bold] wrote: Jonny Mc outstanding again in poor conditions, number 1 keeper.[/p][/quote]Don't know Duke imo has been immense recently with a string if world class saves[/p][/quote]I agree it's duke for me. COLATS

5:25pm Wed 5 Dec 12

COLATS says...

macca1969 wrote:
oldmod wrote:
Jonny Mc outstanding again in poor conditions, number 1 keeper.
Don't know Duke imo has been immense recently with a string if world class saves
I agree it's duke for me.
[quote][p][bold]macca1969[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]oldmod[/bold] wrote: Jonny Mc outstanding again in poor conditions, number 1 keeper.[/p][/quote]Don't know Duke imo has been immense recently with a string if world class saves[/p][/quote]I agree it's duke for me. COLATS

5:27pm Wed 5 Dec 12

COLATS says...

fantam wrote:
It just goes to prove that the forward goalscoring set-up impoves without Hanson. Leave him on the bench just for emergencies
Yeah it really improved against chesterfield ??
[quote][p][bold]fantam[/bold] wrote: It just goes to prove that the forward goalscoring set-up impoves without Hanson. Leave him on the bench just for emergencies[/p][/quote]Yeah it really improved against chesterfield ?? COLATS

5:43pm Wed 5 Dec 12

macca1969 says...

fantam wrote:
It just goes to prove that the forward goalscoring set-up impoves without Hanson. Leave him on the bench just for emergencies
Total rubbish and that's coming from not his biggest fan. What last night did prove was we have options,Hanson and wells are both first choice but Connell and Thompson, when he puts in a shift are good options.
[quote][p][bold]fantam[/bold] wrote: It just goes to prove that the forward goalscoring set-up impoves without Hanson. Leave him on the bench just for emergencies[/p][/quote]Total rubbish and that's coming from not his biggest fan. What last night did prove was we have options,Hanson and wells are both first choice but Connell and Thompson, when he puts in a shift are good options. macca1969

6:08pm Wed 5 Dec 12

340stopper says...

KnightMcCall wrote:
Pablo wrote:
KnightMcCall wrote:
lawsonio123 wrote: Well Done. I recall saying give Mr Parkinson while Christmas then judge him for he is a good Manager. Well Dash it he has earned your respect now so full Backing please NO MORE DEAD BEAT.
There should be a lot of posters on here eating humble pie but most of them have just silently changed their tune or suggested that PP is only a good manager because he has followed their instructions!! He is proving a lot of City fans wrong and long may it continue as he is clearly a good manager.
I think most of PP's critics last season, me included,were basing our views on what we were seeing on the pitch. Likewise, this season, I've been commenting on what's been served up. It's been like chalk and cheese and PP deserves all the plaudits for the transformation. Just like Will Atkinson. Last season crap, this season transformed!
I think last season that most of the critics gave little regard for the reality of the situation i.e. no cash, no pre-season, too much instant expectation and a refusal to see the green shoots. You can read my comments about Will Atkinson from last season too stating that he clearly had talent and needed games and confidence. Again, too many were judging too quickly and failing to deal with their own frustration in a measured way. You totally prove my point Pablo; youare basically saying you were right last season and you are still right this season...with a U-turn like that you should be in politics.
It's the team that has made the U turn - not the supporters imo.
[quote][p][bold]KnightMcCall[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pablo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]KnightMcCall[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lawsonio123[/bold] wrote: Well Done. I recall saying give Mr Parkinson while Christmas then judge him for he is a good Manager. Well Dash it he has earned your respect now so full Backing please NO MORE DEAD BEAT.[/p][/quote]There should be a lot of posters on here eating humble pie but most of them have just silently changed their tune or suggested that PP is only a good manager because he has followed their instructions!! He is proving a lot of City fans wrong and long may it continue as he is clearly a good manager.[/p][/quote]I think most of PP's critics last season, me included,were basing our views on what we were seeing on the pitch. Likewise, this season, I've been commenting on what's been served up. It's been like chalk and cheese and PP deserves all the plaudits for the transformation. Just like Will Atkinson. Last season crap, this season transformed![/p][/quote]I think last season that most of the critics gave little regard for the reality of the situation i.e. no cash, no pre-season, too much instant expectation and a refusal to see the green shoots. You can read my comments about Will Atkinson from last season too stating that he clearly had talent and needed games and confidence. Again, too many were judging too quickly and failing to deal with their own frustration in a measured way. You totally prove my point Pablo; youare basically saying you were right last season and you are still right this season...with a U-turn like that you should be in politics.[/p][/quote]It's the team that has made the U turn - not the supporters imo. 340stopper

7:17pm Wed 5 Dec 12

bcfc1903 says...

Great win for the club at Port Vale. The trimming of the squad and the signing of more quality players at the start of the season was a master stroke by Parkinson. Add to that smaller put quality squad some class loan signings and the fruit of those decisions are there for all to see. Well done to all concerned...you've done the club proud....long may it continue.

**
We shout with pride....we'll never hide...Claret and Amber.
Great win for the club at Port Vale. The trimming of the squad and the signing of more quality players at the start of the season was a master stroke by Parkinson. Add to that smaller put quality squad some class loan signings and the fruit of those decisions are there for all to see. Well done to all concerned...you've done the club proud....long may it continue. ** We shout with pride....we'll never hide...Claret and Amber. bcfc1903

8:29pm Wed 5 Dec 12

balbrigganfc says...

as previously predicted city would storm away with yet another positive result, not everyone makes predictions like me, nobody!

Come on you Bantams, CTID
as previously predicted city would storm away with yet another positive result, not everyone makes predictions like me, nobody! Come on you Bantams, CTID balbrigganfc

8:41pm Wed 5 Dec 12

Birky_Neil says...

Really not trying to take the shine off of what is becoming a fab season and no I was not there last night but seen the goals a d is it just me or did the vale defense seem like they could not be bothered?
Really not trying to take the shine off of what is becoming a fab season and no I was not there last night but seen the goals a d is it just me or did the vale defense seem like they could not be bothered? Birky_Neil

9:31pm Wed 5 Dec 12

Victor Clayton says...

340stopper wrote:
KnightMcCall wrote:
Pablo wrote:
KnightMcCall wrote:
lawsonio123 wrote: Well Done. I recall saying give Mr Parkinson while Christmas then judge him for he is a good Manager. Well Dash it he has earned your respect now so full Backing please NO MORE DEAD BEAT.
There should be a lot of posters on here eating humble pie but most of them have just silently changed their tune or suggested that PP is only a good manager because he has followed their instructions!! He is proving a lot of City fans wrong and long may it continue as he is clearly a good manager.
I think most of PP's critics last season, me included,were basing our views on what we were seeing on the pitch. Likewise, this season, I've been commenting on what's been served up. It's been like chalk and cheese and PP deserves all the plaudits for the transformation. Just like Will Atkinson. Last season crap, this season transformed!
I think last season that most of the critics gave little regard for the reality of the situation i.e. no cash, no pre-season, too much instant expectation and a refusal to see the green shoots. You can read my comments about Will Atkinson from last season too stating that he clearly had talent and needed games and confidence. Again, too many were judging too quickly and failing to deal with their own frustration in a measured way. You totally prove my point Pablo; youare basically saying you were right last season and you are still right this season...with a U-turn like that you should be in politics.
It's the team that has made the U turn - not the supporters imo.
really happy we stuck with PP and with the football we are playing. He is a tad cautious though and easy to see how we lost so many 1.0 last season. nobody to fear in this league so fingers crossed for promotion.
[quote][p][bold]340stopper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]KnightMcCall[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pablo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]KnightMcCall[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lawsonio123[/bold] wrote: Well Done. I recall saying give Mr Parkinson while Christmas then judge him for he is a good Manager. Well Dash it he has earned your respect now so full Backing please NO MORE DEAD BEAT.[/p][/quote]There should be a lot of posters on here eating humble pie but most of them have just silently changed their tune or suggested that PP is only a good manager because he has followed their instructions!! He is proving a lot of City fans wrong and long may it continue as he is clearly a good manager.[/p][/quote]I think most of PP's critics last season, me included,were basing our views on what we were seeing on the pitch. Likewise, this season, I've been commenting on what's been served up. It's been like chalk and cheese and PP deserves all the plaudits for the transformation. Just like Will Atkinson. Last season crap, this season transformed![/p][/quote]I think last season that most of the critics gave little regard for the reality of the situation i.e. no cash, no pre-season, too much instant expectation and a refusal to see the green shoots. You can read my comments about Will Atkinson from last season too stating that he clearly had talent and needed games and confidence. Again, too many were judging too quickly and failing to deal with their own frustration in a measured way. You totally prove my point Pablo; youare basically saying you were right last season and you are still right this season...with a U-turn like that you should be in politics.[/p][/quote]It's the team that has made the U turn - not the supporters imo.[/p][/quote]really happy we stuck with PP and with the football we are playing. He is a tad cautious though and easy to see how we lost so many 1.0 last season. nobody to fear in this league so fingers crossed for promotion. Victor Clayton

9:58pm Wed 5 Dec 12

KnightMcCall says...

340stopper wrote:
KnightMcCall wrote:
Pablo wrote:
KnightMcCall wrote:
lawsonio123 wrote: Well Done. I recall saying give Mr Parkinson while Christmas then judge him for he is a good Manager. Well Dash it he has earned your respect now so full Backing please NO MORE DEAD BEAT.
There should be a lot of posters on here eating humble pie but most of them have just silently changed their tune or suggested that PP is only a good manager because he has followed their instructions!! He is proving a lot of City fans wrong and long may it continue as he is clearly a good manager.
I think most of PP's critics last season, me included,were basing our views on what we were seeing on the pitch. Likewise, this season, I've been commenting on what's been served up. It's been like chalk and cheese and PP deserves all the plaudits for the transformation. Just like Will Atkinson. Last season crap, this season transformed!
I think last season that most of the critics gave little regard for the reality of the situation i.e. no cash, no pre-season, too much instant expectation and a refusal to see the green shoots. You can read my comments about Will Atkinson from last season too stating that he clearly had talent and needed games and confidence. Again, too many were judging too quickly and failing to deal with their own frustration in a measured way. You totally prove my point Pablo; youare basically saying you were right last season and you are still right this season...with a U-turn like that you should be in politics.
It's the team that has made the U turn - not the supporters imo.
But with the same man at the helm who many were "slagging off" and saying should be sacked.

They know who they are and they are fairly quiet at the moment.

You can't just say that PP is now a good manager because we are doing well. I hate the short-term, quick fix know it all brigade who need a victim; a scapegoat whenever we lose. Abit of long-term thinking is needed and I believe that PP is the best manager we have had since Jagger.
[quote][p][bold]340stopper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]KnightMcCall[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pablo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]KnightMcCall[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lawsonio123[/bold] wrote: Well Done. I recall saying give Mr Parkinson while Christmas then judge him for he is a good Manager. Well Dash it he has earned your respect now so full Backing please NO MORE DEAD BEAT.[/p][/quote]There should be a lot of posters on here eating humble pie but most of them have just silently changed their tune or suggested that PP is only a good manager because he has followed their instructions!! He is proving a lot of City fans wrong and long may it continue as he is clearly a good manager.[/p][/quote]I think most of PP's critics last season, me included,were basing our views on what we were seeing on the pitch. Likewise, this season, I've been commenting on what's been served up. It's been like chalk and cheese and PP deserves all the plaudits for the transformation. Just like Will Atkinson. Last season crap, this season transformed![/p][/quote]I think last season that most of the critics gave little regard for the reality of the situation i.e. no cash, no pre-season, too much instant expectation and a refusal to see the green shoots. You can read my comments about Will Atkinson from last season too stating that he clearly had talent and needed games and confidence. Again, too many were judging too quickly and failing to deal with their own frustration in a measured way. You totally prove my point Pablo; youare basically saying you were right last season and you are still right this season...with a U-turn like that you should be in politics.[/p][/quote]It's the team that has made the U turn - not the supporters imo.[/p][/quote]But with the same man at the helm who many were "slagging off" and saying should be sacked. They know who they are and they are fairly quiet at the moment. You can't just say that PP is now a good manager because we are doing well. I hate the short-term, quick fix know it all brigade who need a victim; a scapegoat whenever we lose. Abit of long-term thinking is needed and I believe that PP is the best manager we have had since Jagger. KnightMcCall

9:08am Thu 6 Dec 12

dannbradfc says...

KnightMcCall wrote:
lawsonio123 wrote: Well Done. I recall saying give Mr Parkinson while Christmas then judge him for he is a good Manager. Well Dash it he has earned your respect now so full Backing please NO MORE DEAD BEAT.
There should be a lot of posters on here eating humble pie but most of them have just silently changed their tune or suggested that PP is only a good manager because he has followed their instructions!! He is proving a lot of City fans wrong and long may it continue as he is clearly a good manager.
But he as changed the approach from last year, hasn't he?

He's doing a good job now but i'd argue that he should/could have done better last year. You can only base opinion on the reality not guesswork etc

Take Atkinson. Some fans are singing the song about him and probably one's who were also questioning his signing last. He was even by his own opinion ffering nothing last year.

Even now there are questions to his game. e.g. is a winger. he rarely gets crosses in and doesn't have the speed but equally as i stated last season he is technically good and can play a short passing game well. What i like about him most this year is that he gives 100% and i'll always give credit to that.

As for people saying that parky as adopted what some were saying would improve the team well thats IS the case AND we are seeing the improvements thus i'd argue that these suggestions were justified. there are also off field matters that i and others were asking for that are bearing fruit:

e.g. smaller squad - enabling a better quality signing, settled teams each week and a team spirit (clearly evident)

Using the loan markets for how it was intended. Clearly bearing dividends.....

Wingers (or at least wide players) Remember Taylor?? - this year Parky as played wingers, last he tried the 'hole' sytem on numerous failing occasions and was far too negative. To effectively abandon a season after 6 games, to stay-up was a dubious excuse and very negative imo. Thus we who argued/debated/calle
d for some of the changes were been positive and again i'd argue that it fully supports some of our questions.

Thers plenty of other examples but if your point is that those who have criticised previous seasons based on actual events on and off the field are now saying that the were right all along because the changes match what they were asking for then YES i do feel justified. Even this mornings heading as Rhodes pointing out some of the changes in direction they have taken. The FACT that they match mine and others viewpoint/suggestion
s over seasons past and that we are doing alot better, progressing and seeing opportunity for success because some of them have been implemented then of course we feel justified.

Ps not smug, just justified and long may it continue.........
[quote][p][bold]KnightMcCall[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lawsonio123[/bold] wrote: Well Done. I recall saying give Mr Parkinson while Christmas then judge him for he is a good Manager. Well Dash it he has earned your respect now so full Backing please NO MORE DEAD BEAT.[/p][/quote]There should be a lot of posters on here eating humble pie but most of them have just silently changed their tune or suggested that PP is only a good manager because he has followed their instructions!! He is proving a lot of City fans wrong and long may it continue as he is clearly a good manager.[/p][/quote]But he as changed the approach from last year, hasn't he? He's doing a good job now but i'd argue that he should/could have done better last year. You can only base opinion on the reality not guesswork etc Take Atkinson. Some fans are singing the song about him and probably one's who were also questioning his signing last. He was even by his own opinion ffering nothing last year. Even now there are questions to his game. e.g. is a winger. he rarely gets crosses in and doesn't have the speed but equally as i stated last season he is technically good and can play a short passing game well. What i like about him most this year is that he gives 100% and i'll always give credit to that. As for people saying that parky as adopted what some were saying would improve the team well thats IS the case AND we are seeing the improvements thus i'd argue that these suggestions were justified. there are also off field matters that i and others were asking for that are bearing fruit: e.g. smaller squad - enabling a better quality signing, settled teams each week and a team spirit (clearly evident) Using the loan markets for how it was intended. Clearly bearing dividends..... Wingers (or at least wide players) Remember Taylor?? - this year Parky as played wingers, last he tried the 'hole' sytem on numerous failing occasions and was far too negative. To effectively abandon a season after 6 games, to stay-up was a dubious excuse and very negative imo. Thus we who argued/debated/calle d for some of the changes were been positive and again i'd argue that it fully supports some of our questions. Thers plenty of other examples but if your point is that those who have criticised previous seasons based on actual events on and off the field are now saying that the were right all along because the changes match what they were asking for then YES i do feel justified. Even this mornings heading as Rhodes pointing out some of the changes in direction they have taken. The FACT that they match mine and others viewpoint/suggestion s over seasons past and that we are doing alot better, progressing and seeing opportunity for success because some of them have been implemented then of course we feel justified. Ps not smug, just justified and long may it continue......... dannbradfc

2:04pm Thu 6 Dec 12

bcfc1903 says...

KnightMcCall wrote:
340stopper wrote:
KnightMcCall wrote:
Pablo wrote:
KnightMcCall wrote:
lawsonio123 wrote: Well Done. I recall saying give Mr Parkinson while Christmas then judge him for he is a good Manager. Well Dash it he has earned your respect now so full Backing please NO MORE DEAD BEAT.
There should be a lot of posters on here eating humble pie but most of them have just silently changed their tune or suggested that PP is only a good manager because he has followed their instructions!! He is proving a lot of City fans wrong and long may it continue as he is clearly a good manager.
I think most of PP's critics last season, me included,were basing our views on what we were seeing on the pitch. Likewise, this season, I've been commenting on what's been served up. It's been like chalk and cheese and PP deserves all the plaudits for the transformation. Just like Will Atkinson. Last season crap, this season transformed!
I think last season that most of the critics gave little regard for the reality of the situation i.e. no cash, no pre-season, too much instant expectation and a refusal to see the green shoots. You can read my comments about Will Atkinson from last season too stating that he clearly had talent and needed games and confidence. Again, too many were judging too quickly and failing to deal with their own frustration in a measured way. You totally prove my point Pablo; youare basically saying you were right last season and you are still right this season...with a U-turn like that you should be in politics.
It's the team that has made the U turn - not the supporters imo.
But with the same man at the helm who many were "slagging off" and saying should be sacked.

They know who they are and they are fairly quiet at the moment.

You can't just say that PP is now a good manager because we are doing well. I hate the short-term, quick fix know it all brigade who need a victim; a scapegoat whenever we lose. Abit of long-term thinking is needed and I believe that PP is the best manager we have had since Jagger.
Yeah...agree with all that KM...Parkinson's work ethic is immense and he quite simply wont put up with anyone who doesn't put the same effort in. His team which we now have is a reflection of his own footballing beliefs...it being a real credit to Bradford City Football Club.

**
We shout with pride...we'll never hide...Claret and Amber.
[quote][p][bold]KnightMcCall[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]340stopper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]KnightMcCall[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pablo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]KnightMcCall[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lawsonio123[/bold] wrote: Well Done. I recall saying give Mr Parkinson while Christmas then judge him for he is a good Manager. Well Dash it he has earned your respect now so full Backing please NO MORE DEAD BEAT.[/p][/quote]There should be a lot of posters on here eating humble pie but most of them have just silently changed their tune or suggested that PP is only a good manager because he has followed their instructions!! He is proving a lot of City fans wrong and long may it continue as he is clearly a good manager.[/p][/quote]I think most of PP's critics last season, me included,were basing our views on what we were seeing on the pitch. Likewise, this season, I've been commenting on what's been served up. It's been like chalk and cheese and PP deserves all the plaudits for the transformation. Just like Will Atkinson. Last season crap, this season transformed![/p][/quote]I think last season that most of the critics gave little regard for the reality of the situation i.e. no cash, no pre-season, too much instant expectation and a refusal to see the green shoots. You can read my comments about Will Atkinson from last season too stating that he clearly had talent and needed games and confidence. Again, too many were judging too quickly and failing to deal with their own frustration in a measured way. You totally prove my point Pablo; youare basically saying you were right last season and you are still right this season...with a U-turn like that you should be in politics.[/p][/quote]It's the team that has made the U turn - not the supporters imo.[/p][/quote]But with the same man at the helm who many were "slagging off" and saying should be sacked. They know who they are and they are fairly quiet at the moment. You can't just say that PP is now a good manager because we are doing well. I hate the short-term, quick fix know it all brigade who need a victim; a scapegoat whenever we lose. Abit of long-term thinking is needed and I believe that PP is the best manager we have had since Jagger.[/p][/quote]Yeah...agree with all that KM...Parkinson's work ethic is immense and he quite simply wont put up with anyone who doesn't put the same effort in. His team which we now have is a reflection of his own footballing beliefs...it being a real credit to Bradford City Football Club. ** We shout with pride...we'll never hide...Claret and Amber. bcfc1903

6:07pm Thu 6 Dec 12

Pablo says...

dannbradfc wrote:
KnightMcCall wrote:
lawsonio123 wrote: Well Done. I recall saying give Mr Parkinson while Christmas then judge him for he is a good Manager. Well Dash it he has earned your respect now so full Backing please NO MORE DEAD BEAT.
There should be a lot of posters on here eating humble pie but most of them have just silently changed their tune or suggested that PP is only a good manager because he has followed their instructions!! He is proving a lot of City fans wrong and long may it continue as he is clearly a good manager.
But he as changed the approach from last year, hasn't he?

He's doing a good job now but i'd argue that he should/could have done better last year. You can only base opinion on the reality not guesswork etc

Take Atkinson. Some fans are singing the song about him and probably one's who were also questioning his signing last. He was even by his own opinion ffering nothing last year.

Even now there are questions to his game. e.g. is a winger. he rarely gets crosses in and doesn't have the speed but equally as i stated last season he is technically good and can play a short passing game well. What i like about him most this year is that he gives 100% and i'll always give credit to that.

As for people saying that parky as adopted what some were saying would improve the team well thats IS the case AND we are seeing the improvements thus i'd argue that these suggestions were justified. there are also off field matters that i and others were asking for that are bearing fruit:

e.g. smaller squad - enabling a better quality signing, settled teams each week and a team spirit (clearly evident)

Using the loan markets for how it was intended. Clearly bearing dividends.....

Wingers (or at least wide players) Remember Taylor?? - this year Parky as played wingers, last he tried the 'hole' sytem on numerous failing occasions and was far too negative. To effectively abandon a season after 6 games, to stay-up was a dubious excuse and very negative imo. Thus we who argued/debated/calle

d for some of the changes were been positive and again i'd argue that it fully supports some of our questions.

Thers plenty of other examples but if your point is that those who have criticised previous seasons based on actual events on and off the field are now saying that the were right all along because the changes match what they were asking for then YES i do feel justified. Even this mornings heading as Rhodes pointing out some of the changes in direction they have taken. The FACT that they match mine and others viewpoint/suggestion

s over seasons past and that we are doing alot better, progressing and seeing opportunity for success because some of them have been implemented then of course we feel justified.

Ps not smug, just justified and long may it continue.........
Exactly, dann.

We can only comment on what we see on the pitch. The problem is that knightmccall can only sing from the one hymn sheet. Even when it's pouring down with rain, he probably gets the deckchair out and sits in the garden.

I would also say that PP has had tremendous financial support from the Board with respect to the signings he was allowed to make during the close season.

It's apparent to most of us, except those sat in the rain, that he's changed things from his mistakes of last season and, as you say, long may it continue.
[quote][p][bold]dannbradfc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]KnightMcCall[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lawsonio123[/bold] wrote: Well Done. I recall saying give Mr Parkinson while Christmas then judge him for he is a good Manager. Well Dash it he has earned your respect now so full Backing please NO MORE DEAD BEAT.[/p][/quote]There should be a lot of posters on here eating humble pie but most of them have just silently changed their tune or suggested that PP is only a good manager because he has followed their instructions!! He is proving a lot of City fans wrong and long may it continue as he is clearly a good manager.[/p][/quote]But he as changed the approach from last year, hasn't he? He's doing a good job now but i'd argue that he should/could have done better last year. You can only base opinion on the reality not guesswork etc Take Atkinson. Some fans are singing the song about him and probably one's who were also questioning his signing last. He was even by his own opinion ffering nothing last year. Even now there are questions to his game. e.g. is a winger. he rarely gets crosses in and doesn't have the speed but equally as i stated last season he is technically good and can play a short passing game well. What i like about him most this year is that he gives 100% and i'll always give credit to that. As for people saying that parky as adopted what some were saying would improve the team well thats IS the case AND we are seeing the improvements thus i'd argue that these suggestions were justified. there are also off field matters that i and others were asking for that are bearing fruit: e.g. smaller squad - enabling a better quality signing, settled teams each week and a team spirit (clearly evident) Using the loan markets for how it was intended. Clearly bearing dividends..... Wingers (or at least wide players) Remember Taylor?? - this year Parky as played wingers, last he tried the 'hole' sytem on numerous failing occasions and was far too negative. To effectively abandon a season after 6 games, to stay-up was a dubious excuse and very negative imo. Thus we who argued/debated/calle d for some of the changes were been positive and again i'd argue that it fully supports some of our questions. Thers plenty of other examples but if your point is that those who have criticised previous seasons based on actual events on and off the field are now saying that the were right all along because the changes match what they were asking for then YES i do feel justified. Even this mornings heading as Rhodes pointing out some of the changes in direction they have taken. The FACT that they match mine and others viewpoint/suggestion s over seasons past and that we are doing alot better, progressing and seeing opportunity for success because some of them have been implemented then of course we feel justified. Ps not smug, just justified and long may it continue.........[/p][/quote]Exactly, dann. We can only comment on what we see on the pitch. The problem is that knightmccall can only sing from the one hymn sheet. Even when it's pouring down with rain, he probably gets the deckchair out and sits in the garden. I would also say that PP has had tremendous financial support from the Board with respect to the signings he was allowed to make during the close season. It's apparent to most of us, except those sat in the rain, that he's changed things from his mistakes of last season and, as you say, long may it continue. Pablo

12:03am Fri 7 Dec 12

bcfc1903 says...

bcfc1903 wrote:
KnightMcCall wrote:
340stopper wrote:
KnightMcCall wrote:
Pablo wrote:
KnightMcCall wrote:
lawsonio123 wrote: Well Done. I recall saying give Mr Parkinson while Christmas then judge him for he is a good Manager. Well Dash it he has earned your respect now so full Backing please NO MORE DEAD BEAT.
There should be a lot of posters on here eating humble pie but most of them have just silently changed their tune or suggested that PP is only a good manager because he has followed their instructions!! He is proving a lot of City fans wrong and long may it continue as he is clearly a good manager.
I think most of PP's critics last season, me included,were basing our views on what we were seeing on the pitch. Likewise, this season, I've been commenting on what's been served up. It's been like chalk and cheese and PP deserves all the plaudits for the transformation. Just like Will Atkinson. Last season crap, this season transformed!
I think last season that most of the critics gave little regard for the reality of the situation i.e. no cash, no pre-season, too much instant expectation and a refusal to see the green shoots. You can read my comments about Will Atkinson from last season too stating that he clearly had talent and needed games and confidence. Again, too many were judging too quickly and failing to deal with their own frustration in a measured way. You totally prove my point Pablo; youare basically saying you were right last season and you are still right this season...with a U-turn like that you should be in politics.
It's the team that has made the U turn - not the supporters imo.
But with the same man at the helm who many were "slagging off" and saying should be sacked.

They know who they are and they are fairly quiet at the moment.

You can't just say that PP is now a good manager because we are doing well. I hate the short-term, quick fix know it all brigade who need a victim; a scapegoat whenever we lose. Abit of long-term thinking is needed and I believe that PP is the best manager we have had since Jagger.
Yeah...agree with all that KM...Parkinson's work ethic is immense and he quite simply wont put up with anyone who doesn't put the same effort in. His team which we now have is a reflection of his own footballing beliefs...it being a real credit to Bradford City Football Club.

**
We shout with pride...we'll never hide...Claret and Amber.
Thought the signing of Kyle Reid was pivitol to our survival last season...a master stroke by Parkinson which i alluded to at the time...he added the pace to the side which it sadly lacked. I believe BCFC were serious candidates for the drop having very little quality in the side and even less self belief. Parkinson did a manful job in guiding that group of players to safety with Andrew Davies..Luke Oliver and J Mac suspended at the business end of the season. I think a lot of credit also goes to Guy Branston who came back from a loan spell at Rotherham and put in several storming defensive displays in crucial games at the end of the season when it looked like the wheels were falling off.
[quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]KnightMcCall[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]340stopper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]KnightMcCall[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pablo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]KnightMcCall[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lawsonio123[/bold] wrote: Well Done. I recall saying give Mr Parkinson while Christmas then judge him for he is a good Manager. Well Dash it he has earned your respect now so full Backing please NO MORE DEAD BEAT.[/p][/quote]There should be a lot of posters on here eating humble pie but most of them have just silently changed their tune or suggested that PP is only a good manager because he has followed their instructions!! He is proving a lot of City fans wrong and long may it continue as he is clearly a good manager.[/p][/quote]I think most of PP's critics last season, me included,were basing our views on what we were seeing on the pitch. Likewise, this season, I've been commenting on what's been served up. It's been like chalk and cheese and PP deserves all the plaudits for the transformation. Just like Will Atkinson. Last season crap, this season transformed![/p][/quote]I think last season that most of the critics gave little regard for the reality of the situation i.e. no cash, no pre-season, too much instant expectation and a refusal to see the green shoots. You can read my comments about Will Atkinson from last season too stating that he clearly had talent and needed games and confidence. Again, too many were judging too quickly and failing to deal with their own frustration in a measured way. You totally prove my point Pablo; youare basically saying you were right last season and you are still right this season...with a U-turn like that you should be in politics.[/p][/quote]It's the team that has made the U turn - not the supporters imo.[/p][/quote]But with the same man at the helm who many were "slagging off" and saying should be sacked. They know who they are and they are fairly quiet at the moment. You can't just say that PP is now a good manager because we are doing well. I hate the short-term, quick fix know it all brigade who need a victim; a scapegoat whenever we lose. Abit of long-term thinking is needed and I believe that PP is the best manager we have had since Jagger.[/p][/quote]Yeah...agree with all that KM...Parkinson's work ethic is immense and he quite simply wont put up with anyone who doesn't put the same effort in. His team which we now have is a reflection of his own footballing beliefs...it being a real credit to Bradford City Football Club. ** We shout with pride...we'll never hide...Claret and Amber.[/p][/quote]Thought the signing of Kyle Reid was pivitol to our survival last season...a master stroke by Parkinson which i alluded to at the time...he added the pace to the side which it sadly lacked. I believe BCFC were serious candidates for the drop having very little quality in the side and even less self belief. Parkinson did a manful job in guiding that group of players to safety with Andrew Davies..Luke Oliver and J Mac suspended at the business end of the season. I think a lot of credit also goes to Guy Branston who came back from a loan spell at Rotherham and put in several storming defensive displays in crucial games at the end of the season when it looked like the wheels were falling off. bcfc1903

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