Bradford City's week just gets better and better

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Kyel Reid will get some valuable game-time against Brentford on Tuesday now City have won an FA Cup reprieve Kyel Reid will get some valuable game-time against Brentford on Tuesday now City have won an FA Cup reprieve

Kyel Reid and Zavon Hines will be the big winners from City’s shock reinstatement in the FA Cup.

The Bantams were restored in the competition after director of operations David Baldwin led a successful appeal team at Wembley yesterday.

The unexpected reprieve comes hot on the heels of reaching the semi-finals of the Capital One Cup. And to add to the feel-good surge at Valley Parade, the sale of the club’s former shop and office block to the One in a Million free school has also been completed.

City have still been fined £1,000 for playing on-loan defender Curtis Good against Brentford without having registered all the necessary paperwork. But they can now face the Bees in Tuesday’s replay at Griffin Park – which Phil Parkinson plans to use to give his key wingers some much-needed game time.

Reid has been missing since October 2 with a groin injury. Hines, who was back on the bench against Arsenal, had sat out the previous six games with a damaged ankle.

Parkinson said: “I’m not thinking about that game yet because we have to focus on Southend first.

“But we’ve got players like Reidy and Zavon coming back from injury and with no reserves for a while, this gives us a great opportunity for the two of them to play some part of the game.

“As we said at the time, we had permission from Newcas-tle for Curtis to play. It was a minor administrative error.

“It’s very unusual for the FA to overturn a verdict but at the end of the day, I don’t think they had much choice.

“They have seen the club have tried to conduct themselves in a very professional way.”

Bury and non-league Droylsden had been slung out of the FA Cup in recent years for fielding ineligible players.

Droylsden included a suspended player against Chesterfield in 2008, who scored twice. Bury used a player for a replay who had not been eligible to feature in the original game.

In City’s case, it is understood that while there was a verbal agreement from Newcastle to play the defender, the official permission was omitted from the original documents. The club then contacted the FA with a confirmation but it was past the midday deadline.

Baldwin praised the legal help from Ben Jones, partner at Bradford-based Petherbridge Bassra solicitors and Simon Csoka QC of Carmelite Chambers, while revealing Newcastle had sent a letter of support to the FA.

A City statement said: “We deeply regret our breach of the rules and are currently reviewing our procedures to ensure no repeat of this situation.

“The club also wishes to extend its gratitude to the FA appeals committee for dealing with this matter expeditiously, justly and mercifully.”

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10:03am Thu 13 Dec 12

Freddy says...

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Very pleased with the result of the appeal. Thank you FA for showing sensible compassion to that admin. omission.
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Pleased to see Reid and Hines returning from injuries. Perhaps more Reserve matches or friendlies could be arranged. This would help players coming back from injury, to get back into a Match Fitness level.
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Parky will have a better selection problem as these players return. The Squad will become stronger.
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* Very pleased with the result of the appeal. Thank you FA for showing sensible compassion to that admin. omission. * Pleased to see Reid and Hines returning from injuries. Perhaps more Reserve matches or friendlies could be arranged. This would help players coming back from injury, to get back into a Match Fitness level. * Parky will have a better selection problem as these players return. The Squad will become stronger. * Freddy
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10:20am Thu 13 Dec 12

Peter300 says...

Both surprised and pleased that City have been reinstated. Good job they appealed. Is Macca1969 or whatever it is still slagging-of Thommo???? The Macca6919 6191 Macca? was callling him lazy and useless. Also Macca 1196 wanted Parkinson sacked last season. As did many posters on this site. There is no escape for the hypocrites on here. It's all still on the T&A Archive. A total embarrassment for 9611 Macca and his cronies. Wanting the manager who has taken City to the League Cup semis sacked. That's you 6119 Macca!!! and.............Not FORGETTING..........
..shaun.......from..
..RICHMOND!!!!!. City's DEADBEAT....non supporter. Thanks for giving City some money SHAUN. It's really good of you!!!!......shaun is another on here who wants our manager SACKED!!!....and offers NO SUPPORT... Deadbeat Shaun....He's been to DUBAI you know....and BRISTOL...and....and
...and...TORQUAY.. isn't that BRILLIANT!!!!
Both surprised and pleased that City have been reinstated. Good job they appealed. Is Macca1969 or whatever it is still slagging-of Thommo???? The Macca6919 6191 Macca? was callling him lazy and useless. Also Macca 1196 wanted Parkinson sacked last season. As did many posters on this site. There is no escape for the hypocrites on here. It's all still on the T&A Archive. A total embarrassment for 9611 Macca and his cronies. Wanting the manager who has taken City to the League Cup semis sacked. That's you 6119 Macca!!! and.............Not FORGETTING.......... ..shaun.......from.. ..RICHMOND!!!!!. City's DEADBEAT....non supporter. Thanks for giving City some money SHAUN. It's really good of you!!!!......shaun is another on here who wants our manager SACKED!!!....and offers NO SUPPORT... Deadbeat Shaun....He's been to DUBAI you know....and BRISTOL...and....and ...and...TORQUAY.. isn't that BRILLIANT!!!! Peter300
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10:23am Thu 13 Dec 12

Peter300 says...

It's not good reading for you Macca 1969.....you've dug at least two very big holes for yourself. Are you going to keep on digging, or come to your senses? A big decision for you Macca 9619... Your tainted opinions are still there for everyone to see.
It's not good reading for you Macca 1969.....you've dug at least two very big holes for yourself. Are you going to keep on digging, or come to your senses? A big decision for you Macca 9619... Your tainted opinions are still there for everyone to see. Peter300
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10:40am Thu 13 Dec 12

KnightMcCall says...

Everyone can have an opinion Peter300. The way that some of those opinions are presented i.e. as FACTS, or as irrefutable or based on just a couple of games is what needs to improve. Those who have criticised Oliver, Atkinson, PP and others have often done so without much thought and usually just after a disappointing result when they are looking for a target for their disappointment and frustration. It will, no doubt, happen next time we lose a match.

This forum is much more interesting when fans can show some perspective. Simply slagging off City players, managers and Chairmen usually says more about those who post than it does about the target for that abuse. Saying that they are now perfect is also a bit nonsensical. They have delivered something fantastic to the club now though with cash, positive media coverage, something to be genuinely proud of and I would suggest that this is not forgetten the next time that we lose. Nobody is perfect and mistakes will be made but they are all showing that the capability to deliver something good is there. Some of us were willing to give them that chance and others would have had them sacked after only a few weeks in the job. Hopefully those who looked no further than short-term results and league position will learn from this...
Everyone can have an opinion Peter300. The way that some of those opinions are presented i.e. as FACTS, or as irrefutable or based on just a couple of games is what needs to improve. Those who have criticised Oliver, Atkinson, PP and others have often done so without much thought and usually just after a disappointing result when they are looking for a target for their disappointment and frustration. It will, no doubt, happen next time we lose a match. This forum is much more interesting when fans can show some perspective. Simply slagging off City players, managers and Chairmen usually says more about those who post than it does about the target for that abuse. Saying that they are now perfect is also a bit nonsensical. They have delivered something fantastic to the club now though with cash, positive media coverage, something to be genuinely proud of and I would suggest that this is not forgetten the next time that we lose. Nobody is perfect and mistakes will be made but they are all showing that the capability to deliver something good is there. Some of us were willing to give them that chance and others would have had them sacked after only a few weeks in the job. Hopefully those who looked no further than short-term results and league position will learn from this... KnightMcCall
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11:20am Thu 13 Dec 12

Citygentleman1968 says...

After this weeks gigantic, mammoth efforts it's critical we get something on Saturday. I suggest it will be difficult for the lads to raise their game after the high profile game against Arsenal, plus some fatigue will set-in also. Therefore, I will be pleased as punch if we manage to collect anything from Southend on Saturday. If we can give a great account of ourselves against Southend (Who i think will be wanting to wipe the smiles of our faces) it will stand us in good stead if we end up going back down to play them in the 3rd round of the fa cup. So, i suggest a well earned draw on Saturday, followed by a bonus game against Brentford on Tuesday. We have nothing to lose against Brentford and I am convinced they will not be looking forward to playing us at all. Best week for Bradford since promotion again Wolves.
After this weeks gigantic, mammoth efforts it's critical we get something on Saturday. I suggest it will be difficult for the lads to raise their game after the high profile game against Arsenal, plus some fatigue will set-in also. Therefore, I will be pleased as punch if we manage to collect anything from Southend on Saturday. If we can give a great account of ourselves against Southend (Who i think will be wanting to wipe the smiles of our faces) it will stand us in good stead if we end up going back down to play them in the 3rd round of the fa cup. So, i suggest a well earned draw on Saturday, followed by a bonus game against Brentford on Tuesday. We have nothing to lose against Brentford and I am convinced they will not be looking forward to playing us at all. Best week for Bradford since promotion again Wolves. Citygentleman1968
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11:24am Thu 13 Dec 12

Citygentleman1968 says...

On another note, Mark Lawn said on Look North with 'our Harry' that PP better start looking to strengthen in January as the board will make funds available. I am all for getting players in that will improve the squad and keep people on their toes, I would think players who maybe didn't give us a second look, might just see BCFC as a place they now want to come to. I think maybe 2 players will be brought in during January.
On another note, Mark Lawn said on Look North with 'our Harry' that PP better start looking to strengthen in January as the board will make funds available. I am all for getting players in that will improve the squad and keep people on their toes, I would think players who maybe didn't give us a second look, might just see BCFC as a place they now want to come to. I think maybe 2 players will be brought in during January. Citygentleman1968
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11:37am Thu 13 Dec 12

spleen ventor says...

Always thought of that FA as a fair minded organisation........
.plink!
That was my nose hitting the computer screen!
Always thought of that FA as a fair minded organisation........ .plink! That was my nose hitting the computer screen! spleen ventor
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12:36pm Thu 13 Dec 12

Prisoner Cell Block A says...

Peter300 wrote:
Both surprised and pleased that City have been reinstated. Good job they appealed. Is Macca1969 or whatever it is still slagging-of Thommo???? The Macca6919 6191 Macca? was callling him lazy and useless. Also Macca 1196 wanted Parkinson sacked last season. As did many posters on this site. There is no escape for the hypocrites on here. It's all still on the T&A Archive. A total embarrassment for 9611 Macca and his cronies. Wanting the manager who has taken City to the League Cup semis sacked. That's you 6119 Macca!!! and.............Not FORGETTING..........

..shaun.......from..

..RICHMOND!!!!!. City's DEADBEAT....non supporter. Thanks for giving City some money SHAUN. It's really good of you!!!!......shaun is another on here who wants our manager SACKED!!!....and offers NO SUPPORT... Deadbeat Shaun....He's been to DUBAI you know....and BRISTOL...and....and

...and...TORQUAY.. isn't that BRILLIANT!!!!
I'd rather read Macca offering an opinion whether I agree or not than this rubbish.

Macca has said no more nor less than many fans have re Garry Thompson, I myself still err on the side of his legs having gone, he is so one paced and not the player I remembered having an impact when playing against us. He has started to improve his performances and contribution recently supplying both balls for the PV goals and obviously the cracker against Arsenal.

Atkinson has proved many doubters and knockers wrong, myself conceding earlier this season that I had changed my opinion and that his stolid, steady, shape keeping performances were as instructed by his manager and he has now added to this with odd bits of flair and brilliance.

Oliver's first season was not very good but his subsequent season was outstanding, once again, people will have opinions on what they witness with their own eyes and many were of a similar opinion. He is now, as is Atkinson, an important and integral club member.

As is Macca and his argumentative brother. ;)
[quote][p][bold]Peter300[/bold] wrote: Both surprised and pleased that City have been reinstated. Good job they appealed. Is Macca1969 or whatever it is still slagging-of Thommo???? The Macca6919 6191 Macca? was callling him lazy and useless. Also Macca 1196 wanted Parkinson sacked last season. As did many posters on this site. There is no escape for the hypocrites on here. It's all still on the T&A Archive. A total embarrassment for 9611 Macca and his cronies. Wanting the manager who has taken City to the League Cup semis sacked. That's you 6119 Macca!!! and.............Not FORGETTING.......... ..shaun.......from.. ..RICHMOND!!!!!. City's DEADBEAT....non supporter. Thanks for giving City some money SHAUN. It's really good of you!!!!......shaun is another on here who wants our manager SACKED!!!....and offers NO SUPPORT... Deadbeat Shaun....He's been to DUBAI you know....and BRISTOL...and....and ...and...TORQUAY.. isn't that BRILLIANT!!!![/p][/quote]I'd rather read Macca offering an opinion whether I agree or not than this rubbish. Macca has said no more nor less than many fans have re Garry Thompson, I myself still err on the side of his legs having gone, he is so one paced and not the player I remembered having an impact when playing against us. He has started to improve his performances and contribution recently supplying both balls for the PV goals and obviously the cracker against Arsenal. Atkinson has proved many doubters and knockers wrong, myself conceding earlier this season that I had changed my opinion and that his stolid, steady, shape keeping performances were as instructed by his manager and he has now added to this with odd bits of flair and brilliance. Oliver's first season was not very good but his subsequent season was outstanding, once again, people will have opinions on what they witness with their own eyes and many were of a similar opinion. He is now, as is Atkinson, an important and integral club member. As is Macca and his argumentative brother. ;) Prisoner Cell Block A
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12:42pm Thu 13 Dec 12

fantam says...

Why no comment on the statement by Wenger before the match that our dressing rooms aren;t as comfortable as Arsnal are used to!! Seems they want to be too comfortable
Why no comment on the statement by Wenger before the match that our dressing rooms aren;t as comfortable as Arsnal are used to!! Seems they want to be too comfortable fantam
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12:43pm Thu 13 Dec 12

fantam says...

Why no comment on the statement by Wenger before the match that our dressing rooms aren;t as comfortable as Arsnal are used to!! Seems they want to be too comfortable
Why no comment on the statement by Wenger before the match that our dressing rooms aren;t as comfortable as Arsnal are used to!! Seems they want to be too comfortable fantam
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12:54pm Thu 13 Dec 12

Down South says...

fantam wrote:
Why no comment on the statement by Wenger before the match that our dressing rooms aren;t as comfortable as Arsnal are used to!! Seems they want to be too comfortable
I think Wenger was saying that very much tongue in cheek. It had been reported in the press beforehand. Got to say I thought Wenger was very gracious after the defeat - he preferred to congratulate City rather than look at Arsenal.
[quote][p][bold]fantam[/bold] wrote: Why no comment on the statement by Wenger before the match that our dressing rooms aren;t as comfortable as Arsnal are used to!! Seems they want to be too comfortable[/p][/quote]I think Wenger was saying that very much tongue in cheek. It had been reported in the press beforehand. Got to say I thought Wenger was very gracious after the defeat - he preferred to congratulate City rather than look at Arsenal. Down South
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1:16pm Thu 13 Dec 12

Waynus1971 says...

Prisoner Cell Block A wrote:
Peter300 wrote: Both surprised and pleased that City have been reinstated. Good job they appealed. Is Macca1969 or whatever it is still slagging-of Thommo???? The Macca6919 6191 Macca? was callling him lazy and useless. Also Macca 1196 wanted Parkinson sacked last season. As did many posters on this site. There is no escape for the hypocrites on here. It's all still on the T&A Archive. A total embarrassment for 9611 Macca and his cronies. Wanting the manager who has taken City to the League Cup semis sacked. That's you 6119 Macca!!! and.............Not FORGETTING.......... ..shaun.......from.. ..RICHMOND!!!!!. City's DEADBEAT....non supporter. Thanks for giving City some money SHAUN. It's really good of you!!!!......shaun is another on here who wants our manager SACKED!!!....and offers NO SUPPORT... Deadbeat Shaun....He's been to DUBAI you know....and BRISTOL...and....and ...and...TORQUAY.. isn't that BRILLIANT!!!!
I'd rather read Macca offering an opinion whether I agree or not than this rubbish. Macca has said no more nor less than many fans have re Garry Thompson, I myself still err on the side of his legs having gone, he is so one paced and not the player I remembered having an impact when playing against us. He has started to improve his performances and contribution recently supplying both balls for the PV goals and obviously the cracker against Arsenal. Atkinson has proved many doubters and knockers wrong, myself conceding earlier this season that I had changed my opinion and that his stolid, steady, shape keeping performances were as instructed by his manager and he has now added to this with odd bits of flair and brilliance. Oliver's first season was not very good but his subsequent season was outstanding, once again, people will have opinions on what they witness with their own eyes and many were of a similar opinion. He is now, as is Atkinson, an important and integral club member. As is Macca and his argumentative brother. ;)
I'm not argumentative...! Who the h3ll do you think you are ;-)

On a serious note, Peter Vile has always attacked posters for the odd quote here and there. If he actually gave an opinion himself, we may be able to agree/disagree. However, he prefers to hide behind somebody else's opinion.

Another example of a player's improvement is Duuuukkkke. Last season he constantly got beat from 25+ yards, but this season, he has been excellent with his shot stopping. This isn't just about his heroics during the shoot-outs, his saves kept us in the game and he was unlucky not to claim the MoTM award (in my opinion).
[quote][p][bold]Prisoner Cell Block A[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Peter300[/bold] wrote: Both surprised and pleased that City have been reinstated. Good job they appealed. Is Macca1969 or whatever it is still slagging-of Thommo???? The Macca6919 6191 Macca? was callling him lazy and useless. Also Macca 1196 wanted Parkinson sacked last season. As did many posters on this site. There is no escape for the hypocrites on here. It's all still on the T&A Archive. A total embarrassment for 9611 Macca and his cronies. Wanting the manager who has taken City to the League Cup semis sacked. That's you 6119 Macca!!! and.............Not FORGETTING.......... ..shaun.......from.. ..RICHMOND!!!!!. City's DEADBEAT....non supporter. Thanks for giving City some money SHAUN. It's really good of you!!!!......shaun is another on here who wants our manager SACKED!!!....and offers NO SUPPORT... Deadbeat Shaun....He's been to DUBAI you know....and BRISTOL...and....and ...and...TORQUAY.. isn't that BRILLIANT!!!![/p][/quote]I'd rather read Macca offering an opinion whether I agree or not than this rubbish. Macca has said no more nor less than many fans have re Garry Thompson, I myself still err on the side of his legs having gone, he is so one paced and not the player I remembered having an impact when playing against us. He has started to improve his performances and contribution recently supplying both balls for the PV goals and obviously the cracker against Arsenal. Atkinson has proved many doubters and knockers wrong, myself conceding earlier this season that I had changed my opinion and that his stolid, steady, shape keeping performances were as instructed by his manager and he has now added to this with odd bits of flair and brilliance. Oliver's first season was not very good but his subsequent season was outstanding, once again, people will have opinions on what they witness with their own eyes and many were of a similar opinion. He is now, as is Atkinson, an important and integral club member. As is Macca and his argumentative brother. ;)[/p][/quote]I'm not argumentative...! Who the h3ll do you think you are ;-) On a serious note, Peter Vile has always attacked posters for the odd quote here and there. If he actually gave an opinion himself, we may be able to agree/disagree. However, he prefers to hide behind somebody else's opinion. Another example of a player's improvement is Duuuukkkke. Last season he constantly got beat from 25+ yards, but this season, he has been excellent with his shot stopping. This isn't just about his heroics during the shoot-outs, his saves kept us in the game and he was unlucky not to claim the MoTM award (in my opinion). Waynus1971
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1:19pm Thu 13 Dec 12

Waynus1971 says...

Waynus1971 wrote:
Prisoner Cell Block A wrote:
Peter300 wrote: Both surprised and pleased that City have been reinstated. Good job they appealed. Is Macca1969 or whatever it is still slagging-of Thommo???? The Macca6919 6191 Macca? was callling him lazy and useless. Also Macca 1196 wanted Parkinson sacked last season. As did many posters on this site. There is no escape for the hypocrites on here. It's all still on the T&A Archive. A total embarrassment for 9611 Macca and his cronies. Wanting the manager who has taken City to the League Cup semis sacked. That's you 6119 Macca!!! and.............Not FORGETTING.......... ..shaun.......from.. ..RICHMOND!!!!!. City's DEADBEAT....non supporter. Thanks for giving City some money SHAUN. It's really good of you!!!!......shaun is another on here who wants our manager SACKED!!!....and offers NO SUPPORT... Deadbeat Shaun....He's been to DUBAI you know....and BRISTOL...and....and ...and...TORQUAY.. isn't that BRILLIANT!!!!
I'd rather read Macca offering an opinion whether I agree or not than this rubbish. Macca has said no more nor less than many fans have re Garry Thompson, I myself still err on the side of his legs having gone, he is so one paced and not the player I remembered having an impact when playing against us. He has started to improve his performances and contribution recently supplying both balls for the PV goals and obviously the cracker against Arsenal. Atkinson has proved many doubters and knockers wrong, myself conceding earlier this season that I had changed my opinion and that his stolid, steady, shape keeping performances were as instructed by his manager and he has now added to this with odd bits of flair and brilliance. Oliver's first season was not very good but his subsequent season was outstanding, once again, people will have opinions on what they witness with their own eyes and many were of a similar opinion. He is now, as is Atkinson, an important and integral club member. As is Macca and his argumentative brother. ;)
I'm not argumentative...! Who the h3ll do you think you are ;-) On a serious note, Peter Vile has always attacked posters for the odd quote here and there. If he actually gave an opinion himself, we may be able to agree/disagree. However, he prefers to hide behind somebody else's opinion. Another example of a player's improvement is Duuuukkkke. Last season he constantly got beat from 25+ yards, but this season, he has been excellent with his shot stopping. This isn't just about his heroics during the shoot-outs, his saves kept us in the game and he was unlucky not to claim the MoTM award (in my opinion).
Sorry - forgot to add, that whilst I gave an opinion on Peter Vile and also on Duuuukkkke, I'm not looking forward to reading Peter's. Instead of telling me I'm wrong, he will probably bring up the comments about Hanson and will inevitably call me a 'pensioner'.... He's just boring!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Waynus1971[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Prisoner Cell Block A[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Peter300[/bold] wrote: Both surprised and pleased that City have been reinstated. Good job they appealed. Is Macca1969 or whatever it is still slagging-of Thommo???? The Macca6919 6191 Macca? was callling him lazy and useless. Also Macca 1196 wanted Parkinson sacked last season. As did many posters on this site. There is no escape for the hypocrites on here. It's all still on the T&A Archive. A total embarrassment for 9611 Macca and his cronies. Wanting the manager who has taken City to the League Cup semis sacked. That's you 6119 Macca!!! and.............Not FORGETTING.......... ..shaun.......from.. ..RICHMOND!!!!!. City's DEADBEAT....non supporter. Thanks for giving City some money SHAUN. It's really good of you!!!!......shaun is another on here who wants our manager SACKED!!!....and offers NO SUPPORT... Deadbeat Shaun....He's been to DUBAI you know....and BRISTOL...and....and ...and...TORQUAY.. isn't that BRILLIANT!!!![/p][/quote]I'd rather read Macca offering an opinion whether I agree or not than this rubbish. Macca has said no more nor less than many fans have re Garry Thompson, I myself still err on the side of his legs having gone, he is so one paced and not the player I remembered having an impact when playing against us. He has started to improve his performances and contribution recently supplying both balls for the PV goals and obviously the cracker against Arsenal. Atkinson has proved many doubters and knockers wrong, myself conceding earlier this season that I had changed my opinion and that his stolid, steady, shape keeping performances were as instructed by his manager and he has now added to this with odd bits of flair and brilliance. Oliver's first season was not very good but his subsequent season was outstanding, once again, people will have opinions on what they witness with their own eyes and many were of a similar opinion. He is now, as is Atkinson, an important and integral club member. As is Macca and his argumentative brother. ;)[/p][/quote]I'm not argumentative...! Who the h3ll do you think you are ;-) On a serious note, Peter Vile has always attacked posters for the odd quote here and there. If he actually gave an opinion himself, we may be able to agree/disagree. However, he prefers to hide behind somebody else's opinion. Another example of a player's improvement is Duuuukkkke. Last season he constantly got beat from 25+ yards, but this season, he has been excellent with his shot stopping. This isn't just about his heroics during the shoot-outs, his saves kept us in the game and he was unlucky not to claim the MoTM award (in my opinion).[/p][/quote]Sorry - forgot to add, that whilst I gave an opinion on Peter Vile and also on Duuuukkkke, I'm not looking forward to reading Peter's. Instead of telling me I'm wrong, he will probably bring up the comments about Hanson and will inevitably call me a 'pensioner'.... He's just boring!!!!!! Waynus1971
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1:24pm Thu 13 Dec 12

macca1969 says...

Peter300 wrote:
It's not good reading for you Macca 1969.....you've dug at least two very big holes for yourself. Are you going to keep on digging, or come to your senses? A big decision for you Macca 9619... Your tainted opinions are still there for everyone to see.
What a clown but as its there quote it, otherwise shut up. Thompson has been very disappointing thus season and one great goal and performance doesn't change that. As for pp I have never ever said he should be sacked as I am opposed to sacking the manager and have only ever called for Peter Taylor and Docherty many years ago to be sacked. I may have posted my displeasure at some team selection and performances but never once said he should be sacked, but as you said its in the archives so prove it or shut up
[quote][p][bold]Peter300[/bold] wrote: It's not good reading for you Macca 1969.....you've dug at least two very big holes for yourself. Are you going to keep on digging, or come to your senses? A big decision for you Macca 9619... Your tainted opinions are still there for everyone to see.[/p][/quote]What a clown but as its there quote it, otherwise shut up. Thompson has been very disappointing thus season and one great goal and performance doesn't change that. As for pp I have never ever said he should be sacked as I am opposed to sacking the manager and have only ever called for Peter Taylor and Docherty many years ago to be sacked. I may have posted my displeasure at some team selection and performances but never once said he should be sacked, but as you said its in the archives so prove it or shut up macca1969
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1:48pm Thu 13 Dec 12

macca1969 says...

Next I will be accused of wanting Stuart sacked. I have trawled through the archives and can see nothing about me calling him to be sacked. I have said I have seen managers sacked for such poor performances but not that I think he should be. I rented a lot with Lonnie last year and repeated said I didn't think he should be sacked as did dannbrad, we were disappointed with performances but never once called for his head.

The only think I am guilty if is having an opinion something you should try, Thompson will have to perform at the same level as the other night consistently for me to change my opinion, but football is all about opinions sand many can change
Next I will be accused of wanting Stuart sacked. I have trawled through the archives and can see nothing about me calling him to be sacked. I have said I have seen managers sacked for such poor performances but not that I think he should be. I rented a lot with Lonnie last year and repeated said I didn't think he should be sacked as did dannbrad, we were disappointed with performances but never once called for his head. The only think I am guilty if is having an opinion something you should try, Thompson will have to perform at the same level as the other night consistently for me to change my opinion, but football is all about opinions sand many can change macca1969
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1:50pm Thu 13 Dec 12

macca1969 says...

That should say debated not rented bloody predictive text
That should say debated not rented bloody predictive text macca1969
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2:15pm Thu 13 Dec 12

CheltCityFan says...

Very interested to read the comments from the Brentford chairman about the appeal being overturned. Remember, this is the club that last week were tacitly rubbing their hands at being put through to Round 3 whilst at the same time saying that it was nothing to do with them and they had every sympathy with City and did not want to go through in this way - they would rather play. Today, Mark Devlin is saying "Newcastle gave an opinion and thought the decision to remove Bradford from the Cup was a bit harsh. With the greatest respect it's not really Newcastle's place to make that comment. We weren't invited to the appeal or asked for an opinion."

Why would they be invited to make an opinion when the decision has nothing to do with them, as stated last week and why all the fuss now that they have to play the match?!!!

Devln went on to say "At the end of the day, no matter what we feel about the decision we have to take it on the chin. It is what it is now and we will play the game next Tuesday. We've got to fit in a game against Bradford in the FA Cup ahead of a very important game against Stevenage in the league. It will put more stress on the team and adds to the burden. There's no point bleating on about it. We've just got to face it and take the challenge ahead of us."

Poor loves - no point bleating on about it, he bleats!! And fancy having to fit in another match before another important game?!!

I have to say that I didn't expect the decision to be overturned and you cannot argue that City were in the wrong, even if unintentionally, but what an amazing turnaround in opinions from Brentford
Very interested to read the comments from the Brentford chairman about the appeal being overturned. Remember, this is the club that last week were tacitly rubbing their hands at being put through to Round 3 whilst at the same time saying that it was nothing to do with them and they had every sympathy with City and did not want to go through in this way - they would rather play. Today, Mark Devlin is saying "Newcastle gave an opinion and thought the decision to remove Bradford from the Cup was a bit harsh. With the greatest respect it's not really Newcastle's place to make that comment. We weren't invited to the appeal or asked for an opinion." Why would they be invited to make an opinion when the decision has nothing to do with them, as stated last week and why all the fuss now that they have to play the match?!!! Devln went on to say "At the end of the day, no matter what we feel about the decision we have to take it on the chin. It is what it is now and we will play the game next Tuesday. We've got to fit in a game against Bradford in the FA Cup ahead of a very important game against Stevenage in the league. It will put more stress on the team and adds to the burden. There's no point bleating on about it. We've just got to face it and take the challenge ahead of us." Poor loves - no point bleating on about it, he bleats!! And fancy having to fit in another match before another important game?!! I have to say that I didn't expect the decision to be overturned and you cannot argue that City were in the wrong, even if unintentionally, but what an amazing turnaround in opinions from Brentford CheltCityFan
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2:37pm Thu 13 Dec 12

bcfc1903 says...

Great news all round....Really made up for Wayne Jacobs and his One in a Million charity....just fantastic news that the school will now go ahead. Absolutely nothing more than Wayne and the charity deserve. Love the idea of BCFC and the charity working together to make life better for kids less fortunate than most in the district. Great work by all concerned...

**

We shout with pride...we'll never hide...Claret and Amber.
Great news all round....Really made up for Wayne Jacobs and his One in a Million charity....just fantastic news that the school will now go ahead. Absolutely nothing more than Wayne and the charity deserve. Love the idea of BCFC and the charity working together to make life better for kids less fortunate than most in the district. Great work by all concerned... ** We shout with pride...we'll never hide...Claret and Amber. bcfc1903
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4:59pm Thu 13 Dec 12

audal says...

After coming down from cloud 9(99999) i looked forward to reading the nationals, but hey ! city didnt win, no because the famous arsenal lost and even on the football league cup review tv. wed night it was all that london team again, apart from thommo's goal and a wells shot scraping the post, although they did give credit to the duke for his performance. it was a biased report except for our local media. phew ! but who cares.
After coming down from cloud 9(99999) i looked forward to reading the nationals, but hey ! city didnt win, no because the famous arsenal lost and even on the football league cup review tv. wed night it was all that london team again, apart from thommo's goal and a wells shot scraping the post, although they did give credit to the duke for his performance. it was a biased report except for our local media. phew ! but who cares. audal
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5:24pm Thu 13 Dec 12

oldmod says...

Many on this site sound like Arsenal fans, winge winge winge. All I have heard for two days radio & TV is how poor Arsenal are. The National media is saying nothing about City's great performance, or that we are a team on the up and up. Poor Poor Arsenal. They also forget that last month we beat another Prem club the same way. Talk sport, Sky news give the Bantams some credit letus have the glory and let the Gunners rest in peace, along with Wigan. On to Southend.
Many on this site sound like Arsenal fans, winge winge winge. All I have heard for two days radio & TV is how poor Arsenal are. The National media is saying nothing about City's great performance, or that we are a team on the up and up. Poor Poor Arsenal. They also forget that last month we beat another Prem club the same way. Talk sport, Sky news give the Bantams some credit letus have the glory and let the Gunners rest in peace, along with Wigan. On to Southend. oldmod
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6:03pm Thu 13 Dec 12

Pablo says...

KnightMcCall wrote:
Everyone can have an opinion Peter300. The way that some of those opinions are presented i.e. as FACTS, or as irrefutable or based on just a couple of games is what needs to improve. Those who have criticised Oliver, Atkinson, PP and others have often done so without much thought and usually just after a disappointing result when they are looking for a target for their disappointment and frustration. It will, no doubt, happen next time we lose a match.

This forum is much more interesting when fans can show some perspective. Simply slagging off City players, managers and Chairmen usually says more about those who post than it does about the target for that abuse. Saying that they are now perfect is also a bit nonsensical. They have delivered something fantastic to the club now though with cash, positive media coverage, something to be genuinely proud of and I would suggest that this is not forgetten the next time that we lose. Nobody is perfect and mistakes will be made but they are all showing that the capability to deliver something good is there. Some of us were willing to give them that chance and others would have had them sacked after only a few weeks in the job. Hopefully those who looked no further than short-term results and league position will learn from this...
When things are bad, we say it's bad and, when things are good we say it's good.

In the world you live in....everything's good. So every now and again, you happen to be correct.
[quote][p][bold]KnightMcCall[/bold] wrote: Everyone can have an opinion Peter300. The way that some of those opinions are presented i.e. as FACTS, or as irrefutable or based on just a couple of games is what needs to improve. Those who have criticised Oliver, Atkinson, PP and others have often done so without much thought and usually just after a disappointing result when they are looking for a target for their disappointment and frustration. It will, no doubt, happen next time we lose a match. This forum is much more interesting when fans can show some perspective. Simply slagging off City players, managers and Chairmen usually says more about those who post than it does about the target for that abuse. Saying that they are now perfect is also a bit nonsensical. They have delivered something fantastic to the club now though with cash, positive media coverage, something to be genuinely proud of and I would suggest that this is not forgetten the next time that we lose. Nobody is perfect and mistakes will be made but they are all showing that the capability to deliver something good is there. Some of us were willing to give them that chance and others would have had them sacked after only a few weeks in the job. Hopefully those who looked no further than short-term results and league position will learn from this...[/p][/quote]When things are bad, we say it's bad and, when things are good we say it's good. In the world you live in....everything's good. So every now and again, you happen to be correct. Pablo
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8:46pm Thu 13 Dec 12

PaddyBantam says...

Prisoner Cell Block A wrote:
Peter300 wrote:
Both surprised and pleased that City have been reinstated. Good job they appealed. Is Macca1969 or whatever it is still slagging-of Thommo???? The Macca6919 6191 Macca? was callling him lazy and useless. Also Macca 1196 wanted Parkinson sacked last season. As did many posters on this site. There is no escape for the hypocrites on here. It's all still on the T&A Archive. A total embarrassment for 9611 Macca and his cronies. Wanting the manager who has taken City to the League Cup semis sacked. That's you 6119 Macca!!! and.............Not FORGETTING..........


..shaun.......from..


..RICHMOND!!!!!. City's DEADBEAT....non supporter. Thanks for giving City some money SHAUN. It's really good of you!!!!......shaun is another on here who wants our manager SACKED!!!....and offers NO SUPPORT... Deadbeat Shaun....He's been to DUBAI you know....and BRISTOL...and....and


...and...TORQUAY.. isn't that BRILLIANT!!!!
I'd rather read Macca offering an opinion whether I agree or not than this rubbish.

Macca has said no more nor less than many fans have re Garry Thompson, I myself still err on the side of his legs having gone, he is so one paced and not the player I remembered having an impact when playing against us. He has started to improve his performances and contribution recently supplying both balls for the PV goals and obviously the cracker against Arsenal.

Atkinson has proved many doubters and knockers wrong, myself conceding earlier this season that I had changed my opinion and that his stolid, steady, shape keeping performances were as instructed by his manager and he has now added to this with odd bits of flair and brilliance.

Oliver's first season was not very good but his subsequent season was outstanding, once again, people will have opinions on what they witness with their own eyes and many were of a similar opinion. He is now, as is Atkinson, an important and integral club member.

As is Macca and his argumentative brother. ;)
i agree, i have recently called Thompson even suggesting he should move on in January, two recent good performances does not account for the previous 27 lacking effort and quality. I agree recently he seems to have upped his game, but Reid & Hines are back soon and the young lad from West Ham, so he has plenty to prove and to be honest i'd have him in 4th spot over the other three. Great he got the goal Tuesday, but he is yet to convince me his wages couldnt be spent better elsewhere. Its a forum, there my views and may well be wrong - but open to debate!!
[quote][p][bold]Prisoner Cell Block A[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Peter300[/bold] wrote: Both surprised and pleased that City have been reinstated. Good job they appealed. Is Macca1969 or whatever it is still slagging-of Thommo???? The Macca6919 6191 Macca? was callling him lazy and useless. Also Macca 1196 wanted Parkinson sacked last season. As did many posters on this site. There is no escape for the hypocrites on here. It's all still on the T&A Archive. A total embarrassment for 9611 Macca and his cronies. Wanting the manager who has taken City to the League Cup semis sacked. That's you 6119 Macca!!! and.............Not FORGETTING.......... ..shaun.......from.. ..RICHMOND!!!!!. City's DEADBEAT....non supporter. Thanks for giving City some money SHAUN. It's really good of you!!!!......shaun is another on here who wants our manager SACKED!!!....and offers NO SUPPORT... Deadbeat Shaun....He's been to DUBAI you know....and BRISTOL...and....and ...and...TORQUAY.. isn't that BRILLIANT!!!![/p][/quote]I'd rather read Macca offering an opinion whether I agree or not than this rubbish. Macca has said no more nor less than many fans have re Garry Thompson, I myself still err on the side of his legs having gone, he is so one paced and not the player I remembered having an impact when playing against us. He has started to improve his performances and contribution recently supplying both balls for the PV goals and obviously the cracker against Arsenal. Atkinson has proved many doubters and knockers wrong, myself conceding earlier this season that I had changed my opinion and that his stolid, steady, shape keeping performances were as instructed by his manager and he has now added to this with odd bits of flair and brilliance. Oliver's first season was not very good but his subsequent season was outstanding, once again, people will have opinions on what they witness with their own eyes and many were of a similar opinion. He is now, as is Atkinson, an important and integral club member. As is Macca and his argumentative brother. ;)[/p][/quote]i agree, i have recently called Thompson even suggesting he should move on in January, two recent good performances does not account for the previous 27 lacking effort and quality. I agree recently he seems to have upped his game, but Reid & Hines are back soon and the young lad from West Ham, so he has plenty to prove and to be honest i'd have him in 4th spot over the other three. Great he got the goal Tuesday, but he is yet to convince me his wages couldnt be spent better elsewhere. Its a forum, there my views and may well be wrong - but open to debate!! PaddyBantam
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10:43pm Thu 13 Dec 12

Victor Clayton says...

PaddyBantam wrote:
Prisoner Cell Block A wrote:
Peter300 wrote: Both surprised and pleased that City have been reinstated. Good job they appealed. Is Macca1969 or whatever it is still slagging-of Thommo???? The Macca6919 6191 Macca? was callling him lazy and useless. Also Macca 1196 wanted Parkinson sacked last season. As did many posters on this site. There is no escape for the hypocrites on here. It's all still on the T&A Archive. A total embarrassment for 9611 Macca and his cronies. Wanting the manager who has taken City to the League Cup semis sacked. That's you 6119 Macca!!! and.............Not FORGETTING.......... ..shaun.......from.. ..RICHMOND!!!!!. City's DEADBEAT....non supporter. Thanks for giving City some money SHAUN. It's really good of you!!!!......shaun is another on here who wants our manager SACKED!!!....and offers NO SUPPORT... Deadbeat Shaun....He's been to DUBAI you know....and BRISTOL...and....and ...and...TORQUAY.. isn't that BRILLIANT!!!!
I'd rather read Macca offering an opinion whether I agree or not than this rubbish. Macca has said no more nor less than many fans have re Garry Thompson, I myself still err on the side of his legs having gone, he is so one paced and not the player I remembered having an impact when playing against us. He has started to improve his performances and contribution recently supplying both balls for the PV goals and obviously the cracker against Arsenal. Atkinson has proved many doubters and knockers wrong, myself conceding earlier this season that I had changed my opinion and that his stolid, steady, shape keeping performances were as instructed by his manager and he has now added to this with odd bits of flair and brilliance. Oliver's first season was not very good but his subsequent season was outstanding, once again, people will have opinions on what they witness with their own eyes and many were of a similar opinion. He is now, as is Atkinson, an important and integral club member. As is Macca and his argumentative brother. ;)
i agree, i have recently called Thompson even suggesting he should move on in January, two recent good performances does not account for the previous 27 lacking effort and quality. I agree recently he seems to have upped his game, but Reid & Hines are back soon and the young lad from West Ham, so he has plenty to prove and to be honest i'd have him in 4th spot over the other three. Great he got the goal Tuesday, but he is yet to convince me his wages couldnt be spent better elsewhere. Its a forum, there my views and may well be wrong - but open to debate!!
not knocking Darby, but he hasn't been providing the support for Thompson that Meredith does for Atkinson. he has been more attacking recently (albeit 10 men in one case) and i wonder has this helped Thompson?
[quote][p][bold]PaddyBantam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Prisoner Cell Block A[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Peter300[/bold] wrote: Both surprised and pleased that City have been reinstated. Good job they appealed. Is Macca1969 or whatever it is still slagging-of Thommo???? The Macca6919 6191 Macca? was callling him lazy and useless. Also Macca 1196 wanted Parkinson sacked last season. As did many posters on this site. There is no escape for the hypocrites on here. It's all still on the T&A Archive. A total embarrassment for 9611 Macca and his cronies. Wanting the manager who has taken City to the League Cup semis sacked. That's you 6119 Macca!!! and.............Not FORGETTING.......... ..shaun.......from.. ..RICHMOND!!!!!. City's DEADBEAT....non supporter. Thanks for giving City some money SHAUN. It's really good of you!!!!......shaun is another on here who wants our manager SACKED!!!....and offers NO SUPPORT... Deadbeat Shaun....He's been to DUBAI you know....and BRISTOL...and....and ...and...TORQUAY.. isn't that BRILLIANT!!!![/p][/quote]I'd rather read Macca offering an opinion whether I agree or not than this rubbish. Macca has said no more nor less than many fans have re Garry Thompson, I myself still err on the side of his legs having gone, he is so one paced and not the player I remembered having an impact when playing against us. He has started to improve his performances and contribution recently supplying both balls for the PV goals and obviously the cracker against Arsenal. Atkinson has proved many doubters and knockers wrong, myself conceding earlier this season that I had changed my opinion and that his stolid, steady, shape keeping performances were as instructed by his manager and he has now added to this with odd bits of flair and brilliance. Oliver's first season was not very good but his subsequent season was outstanding, once again, people will have opinions on what they witness with their own eyes and many were of a similar opinion. He is now, as is Atkinson, an important and integral club member. As is Macca and his argumentative brother. ;)[/p][/quote]i agree, i have recently called Thompson even suggesting he should move on in January, two recent good performances does not account for the previous 27 lacking effort and quality. I agree recently he seems to have upped his game, but Reid & Hines are back soon and the young lad from West Ham, so he has plenty to prove and to be honest i'd have him in 4th spot over the other three. Great he got the goal Tuesday, but he is yet to convince me his wages couldnt be spent better elsewhere. Its a forum, there my views and may well be wrong - but open to debate!![/p][/quote]not knocking Darby, but he hasn't been providing the support for Thompson that Meredith does for Atkinson. he has been more attacking recently (albeit 10 men in one case) and i wonder has this helped Thompson? Victor Clayton
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11:33pm Thu 13 Dec 12

GABRIEL.NORDE says...

KnightMcCall wrote:
Everyone can have an opinion Peter300. The way that some of those opinions are presented i.e. as FACTS, or as irrefutable or based on just a couple of games is what needs to improve. Those who have criticised Oliver, Atkinson, PP and others have often done so without much thought and usually just after a disappointing result when they are looking for a target for their disappointment and frustration. It will, no doubt, happen next time we lose a match.

This forum is much more interesting when fans can show some perspective. Simply slagging off City players, managers and Chairmen usually says more about those who post than it does about the target for that abuse. Saying that they are now perfect is also a bit nonsensical. They have delivered something fantastic to the club now though with cash, positive media coverage, something to be genuinely proud of and I would suggest that this is not forgetten the next time that we lose. Nobody is perfect and mistakes will be made but they are all showing that the capability to deliver something good is there. Some of us were willing to give them that chance and others would have had them sacked after only a few weeks in the job. Hopefully those who looked no further than short-term results and league position will learn from this...
This is a brilliant piece of objective observation ad subjective understanding of all the doubters who DID want the manageril staff sacked. I saw my first City match in 1970, 3rd January, a saturday afteroon, FA CUP, 3rd round and at Valley Parade...The visitors? Tottenham Hotspur!! Yes! With all their stars of that...Greaves, Gilzean etc and, have stuck by City ever since, thru thick n thin. Away days to places such as Wallsall from Bradford was NO mean feat. Getting drenched at the entrance of Doncaster's Arndale centre to watch City play, a long walk from their train station to where Donny played then... Belle View, so can well understand your objective critisism of those 'johnny-come-lately' so-called 'city' supporters. Sadly, I don't get the opportunity to go to matches these days, but I'm till a sports-loving person who STILL ADORES HIS BELOVED BRADFORD CITY
[quote][p][bold]KnightMcCall[/bold] wrote: Everyone can have an opinion Peter300. The way that some of those opinions are presented i.e. as FACTS, or as irrefutable or based on just a couple of games is what needs to improve. Those who have criticised Oliver, Atkinson, PP and others have often done so without much thought and usually just after a disappointing result when they are looking for a target for their disappointment and frustration. It will, no doubt, happen next time we lose a match. This forum is much more interesting when fans can show some perspective. Simply slagging off City players, managers and Chairmen usually says more about those who post than it does about the target for that abuse. Saying that they are now perfect is also a bit nonsensical. They have delivered something fantastic to the club now though with cash, positive media coverage, something to be genuinely proud of and I would suggest that this is not forgetten the next time that we lose. Nobody is perfect and mistakes will be made but they are all showing that the capability to deliver something good is there. Some of us were willing to give them that chance and others would have had them sacked after only a few weeks in the job. Hopefully those who looked no further than short-term results and league position will learn from this...[/p][/quote]This is a brilliant piece of objective observation ad subjective understanding of all the doubters who DID want the manageril staff sacked. I saw my first City match in 1970, 3rd January, a saturday afteroon, FA CUP, 3rd round and at Valley Parade...The visitors? Tottenham Hotspur!! Yes! With all their stars of that...Greaves, Gilzean etc and, have stuck by City ever since, thru thick n thin. Away days to places such as Wallsall from Bradford was NO mean feat. Getting drenched at the entrance of Doncaster's Arndale centre to watch City play, a long walk from their train station to where Donny played then... Belle View, so can well understand your objective critisism of those 'johnny-come-lately' so-called 'city' supporters. Sadly, I don't get the opportunity to go to matches these days, but I'm till a sports-loving person who STILL ADORES HIS BELOVED BRADFORD CITY GABRIEL.NORDE
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11:59pm Thu 13 Dec 12

lonniejockstrap says...

Pablo wrote:
KnightMcCall wrote:
Everyone can have an opinion Peter300. The way that some of those opinions are presented i.e. as FACTS, or as irrefutable or based on just a couple of games is what needs to improve. Those who have criticised Oliver, Atkinson, PP and others have often done so without much thought and usually just after a disappointing result when they are looking for a target for their disappointment and frustration. It will, no doubt, happen next time we lose a match.

This forum is much more interesting when fans can show some perspective. Simply slagging off City players, managers and Chairmen usually says more about those who post than it does about the target for that abuse. Saying that they are now perfect is also a bit nonsensical. They have delivered something fantastic to the club now though with cash, positive media coverage, something to be genuinely proud of and I would suggest that this is not forgetten the next time that we lose. Nobody is perfect and mistakes will be made but they are all showing that the capability to deliver something good is there. Some of us were willing to give them that chance and others would have had them sacked after only a few weeks in the job. Hopefully those who looked no further than short-term results and league position will learn from this...
When things are bad, we say it's bad and, when things are good we say it's good.

In the world you live in....everything's good. So every now and again, you happen to be correct.
Pablo, it's easy to get behind players, Managers and Chairmen when things are going well. It's when things are not going well that support and encouragement is really helpful and required. Some of us get behind the Club even when things are not going well instead of moaning, negatively criticising, fault finding and appearing to do their best to destroy players and managers confidence. Anyone can support a winning team.
[quote][p][bold]Pablo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]KnightMcCall[/bold] wrote: Everyone can have an opinion Peter300. The way that some of those opinions are presented i.e. as FACTS, or as irrefutable or based on just a couple of games is what needs to improve. Those who have criticised Oliver, Atkinson, PP and others have often done so without much thought and usually just after a disappointing result when they are looking for a target for their disappointment and frustration. It will, no doubt, happen next time we lose a match. This forum is much more interesting when fans can show some perspective. Simply slagging off City players, managers and Chairmen usually says more about those who post than it does about the target for that abuse. Saying that they are now perfect is also a bit nonsensical. They have delivered something fantastic to the club now though with cash, positive media coverage, something to be genuinely proud of and I would suggest that this is not forgetten the next time that we lose. Nobody is perfect and mistakes will be made but they are all showing that the capability to deliver something good is there. Some of us were willing to give them that chance and others would have had them sacked after only a few weeks in the job. Hopefully those who looked no further than short-term results and league position will learn from this...[/p][/quote]When things are bad, we say it's bad and, when things are good we say it's good. In the world you live in....everything's good. So every now and again, you happen to be correct.[/p][/quote]Pablo, it's easy to get behind players, Managers and Chairmen when things are going well. It's when things are not going well that support and encouragement is really helpful and required. Some of us get behind the Club even when things are not going well instead of moaning, negatively criticising, fault finding and appearing to do their best to destroy players and managers confidence. Anyone can support a winning team. lonniejockstrap
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12:04am Fri 14 Dec 12

lonniejockstrap says...

Oh, and by the way. Very well done Dave Baldwin, brill job!
Oh, and by the way. Very well done Dave Baldwin, brill job! lonniejockstrap
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12:43am Fri 14 Dec 12

macca1969 says...

Still no evidence of my so called constant abuse if parky and calling for his head. Why because I never once demanded he be sacked,even if I did criticise apalling standards last season. Now then Peter who looks silly now
Still no evidence of my so called constant abuse if parky and calling for his head. Why because I never once demanded he be sacked,even if I did criticise apalling standards last season. Now then Peter who looks silly now macca1969
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5:43pm Sun 16 Dec 12

KnightMcCall says...

Pablo wrote:
KnightMcCall wrote:
Everyone can have an opinion Peter300. The way that some of those opinions are presented i.e. as FACTS, or as irrefutable or based on just a couple of games is what needs to improve. Those who have criticised Oliver, Atkinson, PP and others have often done so without much thought and usually just after a disappointing result when they are looking for a target for their disappointment and frustration. It will, no doubt, happen next time we lose a match.

This forum is much more interesting when fans can show some perspective. Simply slagging off City players, managers and Chairmen usually says more about those who post than it does about the target for that abuse. Saying that they are now perfect is also a bit nonsensical. They have delivered something fantastic to the club now though with cash, positive media coverage, something to be genuinely proud of and I would suggest that this is not forgetten the next time that we lose. Nobody is perfect and mistakes will be made but they are all showing that the capability to deliver something good is there. Some of us were willing to give them that chance and others would have had them sacked after only a few weeks in the job. Hopefully those who looked no further than short-term results and league position will learn from this...
When things are bad, we say it's bad and, when things are good we say it's good.

In the world you live in....everything's good. So every now and again, you happen to be correct.
You mean you change your mind every few weeks when the evidence stacks up against you...
[quote][p][bold]Pablo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]KnightMcCall[/bold] wrote: Everyone can have an opinion Peter300. The way that some of those opinions are presented i.e. as FACTS, or as irrefutable or based on just a couple of games is what needs to improve. Those who have criticised Oliver, Atkinson, PP and others have often done so without much thought and usually just after a disappointing result when they are looking for a target for their disappointment and frustration. It will, no doubt, happen next time we lose a match. This forum is much more interesting when fans can show some perspective. Simply slagging off City players, managers and Chairmen usually says more about those who post than it does about the target for that abuse. Saying that they are now perfect is also a bit nonsensical. They have delivered something fantastic to the club now though with cash, positive media coverage, something to be genuinely proud of and I would suggest that this is not forgetten the next time that we lose. Nobody is perfect and mistakes will be made but they are all showing that the capability to deliver something good is there. Some of us were willing to give them that chance and others would have had them sacked after only a few weeks in the job. Hopefully those who looked no further than short-term results and league position will learn from this...[/p][/quote]When things are bad, we say it's bad and, when things are good we say it's good. In the world you live in....everything's good. So every now and again, you happen to be correct.[/p][/quote]You mean you change your mind every few weeks when the evidence stacks up against you... KnightMcCall
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