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4:55pm

Bradford City 2 Accrington 1

Alan Connell came off the bench to nod a priceless City winner against ten-man Accrington.
Stanley looked set to extend their Valley Parade jinx despite playing the final quarter of the game with one less after Dean Winnard was sent off.
But Connell clinched a vital home win four minutes from the end, nodding home a cross from fellow sub Kyel Reid.
Garry Thompson had fired City in front in the first half with a neatly-struck drive – his first league goal for the club.
But Accrington, unbeaten in their previous ten trips to Valley Parade, levelled with 11 minutes left through Rommy Boco.

4:54pm

Another Accrington booking, Nsiala gets a yellow for a foul on Reid.

4:51pm

Relief all round but City still need to negotiate four added minutes.

4:47pm

City back in front after 86 minutes as CONNELL heads home near post from Reid cross. 2-1

4:45pm

Good cross from Reid but just too far in front of Hanson. Air of desperation about City's play now.

4:41pm

Kyel Reid comes on for Will Atkinson, nine minutes of normal time left.

4:40pm

Joyce free-kick drops for Boco who drives through crowd of players and then celebrates with whole team in front of dug-out.

4:39pm

Its 1-1 as Accy equalise through BOCO

4:38pm

Liddle booked for foul on Thompson.

4:37pm

Drum in Kop getting louder as home fans grow bit more confident. Still not been the most convincing performance.

4:35pm

Accrington not happy that ref allows play to go on while player down waiting for treatment.

4:34pm

Crowd is 11,181 with 188 Accrington fans.

4:32pm

Second City sub as Connell replaces Wells. The sub is subbed...

4:28pm

City against ten men now and almost cash in straight away as Thompson drives just over bar.

4:27pm

Winnard in trouble after foul on Wells. Already booked.

Accrington protest furiously with referee Geoff Eltringham - who ignores them and sends the centre half packing...

4:23pm

Bit of disquiet in the home crowd as things not going all City's way now.

4:21pm

Joyce booked for catching Hanson late.

4:17pm

City have lost their way since half-time and not keeping the ball like they were.

4:14pm

Duke eases the pressure by catching Accrington corner.

4:14pm

Very good spell for Stanley with Lindfield at the thick of it.

4:12pm

Fantastic save from Duke to tip away Lindfield shot that was destined for far corner.

4:10pm

Scare for City as Boco's low header flies across goal-mouth.

4:08pm

City struggle to deal with it but Duke saves from Lindfield's low shot on the turn. Accrington's first effort on goal.

4:07pm

Naylor clears behind from Liddle cross to give Accrington early corner.

4:05pm

Accrington sub for second half as Marcus Carver replaces Lee Molyneux.

4:01pm

3:49pm

Half-time and City deserve to be in front.

3:48pm

Meredith cross knocked down by Thompson but Hanson slips as he tries to react to loose ball.

3:47pm

Wells nearly nips in between two defenders chasing long clearance from Duke.

3:46pm

Three minutes of added time to play.

3:44pm

Hines being replaced by Nahki Wells, 2 mins til half-time.

3:44pm

Hines down again nowhere near ball. Heading slowly to sideline for treatment.

3:40pm

Atkinson almost exploits the gap as Accrington struggle to deal with Meredith long throw. Eventually falls for Doyle to blast into Kop.

3:37pm

Murphy gets in a tangle and almost gifts ball to Hines. But City striker drops to the floor claiming he's been caught in the face by flailing arm.

3:33pm

Winnard booked for foul on Hines - in exactly same place where he got him ahad of the goal. This time the free-kick is overhit.

 

3:29pm

3:29pm

Thompson's first league goal for City of course. His previous two were both in the Capital One Cup.

3:25pm

24min, 1-0 CITY as Thompson blasts home for second successive home game. McArdle free-kick into box, flicked on by Hanson and winger hits it first time across Rachubka.

3:23pm

Nice work on right between Hanson and Hines but Accy deal with Thompson's cross.

3:21pm

Raining heavily now.

3:19pm

3:18pm

City's first corner after 17 mins but Rachubka claims well under pressure from Hanson.

3:17pm

Doyle makes important clearance under his own bar from Boco cross. Beattie was just winding up for volley behind him. It's a dangerous corner too but Duke manages to smother loose ball.

3:15pm

Hines tees up Jones for another long-range effort which flies wide.

3:14pm

Doyle tries his luck from 20 yards but it goes harmlessly wide.

3:09pm

Chance for City. Naylor long ball knocked down by Hanson but Hines scuffs his shot into the ground.

3:08pm

Naylor ball over top tries to use pace of Hinds but too much on it and runs through to keeper.

3:03pm

Hanson flicks on loose ball and Atkinson nods just wide with Rachubka static.

3:00pm

City kicking towards the Kop

3:00pm

Kyel Reid gets good reception from main stand as he heads for bench. First appearance for him at VP since October

2:56pm

2:54pm

Accrington expected to line up 4-4-1-1 with Rommy Bocco playing just off James Beattie.

2:46pm

2:16pm

As expected, Paul Rachubka remains in the Accrington goal despite his red card against Plymouth.

Stanley have obviously appealed decision and with the Christmas hold-up, that means he is eligible to play today before that is heard.

Stanley are unchanged from Saturday's 1-1 draw.

ACCRINGTON: Rachubka, Nsiala, Winnard, Murphy, Liddle, Lindfield, Joyce, Miller, Molyneux, Boco, Beattie. Subs: Hatfield, Clark, Dixon, Eckersley, Carver, Amond, Dawber.

2:13pm

2:12pm

City make two changes from their last league outing at Southend 11 days ago.

On-loan Derby defender Tom Naylor replaces Carl McHugh at centre half. The young Irishman has a slight calf problem while Curtis Good is laid low with a stomach bug.

Nahki Wells is just getting over the same problem so he is on the bench, with Zavon Hines taking his starting spot up front.

CITY: Duke, Darby, McArdle, Naylor, Meredith, Thompson, Jones, Doyle, Atkinson, Hines, Hanson. Subs: Ravenhill, Reid, R Jones, Connell, Wells, Turgott, McLaughlin.

1:43pm

Hearing that Paul Rachubka will play in Accrington goal despite his sending off against Plymouth on Saturday.

Stanley put in an appeal which will be held up because of Christmas, clearing him to feature.

His loan from Leeds runs out on Friday, so not their problem if the FA reject appeal or even stick on an extra game to his three-game ban.

11:03am

City last beat Accrington at Valley Parade in October 1955. Stanley unbeaten in ten visits since, winning four and six draws.

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11:55am Wed 26 Dec 12

lozkel says...

i can feel a big win today,come on city
i can feel a big win today,come on city lozkel
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11:58am Wed 26 Dec 12

JamesRobertshaw says...

Accrington unbeaten in there last 10 visits, Jesus, Lets put that to an end this evening city.
Accrington unbeaten in there last 10 visits, Jesus, Lets put that to an end this evening city. JamesRobertshaw
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2:19pm Wed 26 Dec 12

tyker2 says...

no hannah apparently? how can they ever get best value for him if he is in the stands?
no hannah apparently? how can they ever get best value for him if he is in the stands? tyker2
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2:56pm Wed 26 Dec 12

340stopper says...

tyker2 wrote:
no hannah apparently? how can they ever get best value for him if he is in the stands?
It's clear to all he has never been wanted by PP. for whatever reason.
Despite that i am sure he will have a future somewhere and i hope he can continue scoring goals in the lower leaques - after all his goals per game stats are impressive at whatever club/leaque he has played at/ in.
[quote][p][bold]tyker2[/bold] wrote: no hannah apparently? how can they ever get best value for him if he is in the stands?[/p][/quote]It's clear to all he has never been wanted by PP. for whatever reason. Despite that i am sure he will have a future somewhere and i hope he can continue scoring goals in the lower leaques - after all his goals per game stats are impressive at whatever club/leaque he has played at/ in. 340stopper
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3:55pm Wed 26 Dec 12

abou says...

To be fair Phil Parkinson is trying to create a mindset in the team and dressing room thats why hes not just looking at the talent a player offers but more how he'll affect the mindset of others both on the pitch and in the dressing room, Thats why were seeing this never say die attitude this season which has been missing for so long
As is evident Hannahs attitude and character does not fit in despite what talent he possesses. Phil Parkinson is after a certain type of character in a person as we can see from the players hes brought in and the players he has released
Thats why i wouldnt be too dissappointed if he lets Hannah go Phil knows what hes doing
To be fair Phil Parkinson is trying to create a mindset in the team and dressing room thats why hes not just looking at the talent a player offers but more how he'll affect the mindset of others both on the pitch and in the dressing room, Thats why were seeing this never say die attitude this season which has been missing for so long As is evident Hannahs attitude and character does not fit in despite what talent he possesses. Phil Parkinson is after a certain type of character in a person as we can see from the players hes brought in and the players he has released Thats why i wouldnt be too dissappointed if he lets Hannah go Phil knows what hes doing abou
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4:37pm Wed 26 Dec 12

340stopper says...

abou wrote:
To be fair Phil Parkinson is trying to create a mindset in the team and dressing room thats why hes not just looking at the talent a player offers but more how he'll affect the mindset of others both on the pitch and in the dressing room, Thats why were seeing this never say die attitude this season which has been missing for so long As is evident Hannahs attitude and character does not fit in despite what talent he possesses. Phil Parkinson is after a certain type of character in a person as we can see from the players hes brought in and the players he has released Thats why i wouldnt be too dissappointed if he lets Hannah go Phil knows what hes doing
I totally agree.
[quote][p][bold]abou[/bold] wrote: To be fair Phil Parkinson is trying to create a mindset in the team and dressing room thats why hes not just looking at the talent a player offers but more how he'll affect the mindset of others both on the pitch and in the dressing room, Thats why were seeing this never say die attitude this season which has been missing for so long As is evident Hannahs attitude and character does not fit in despite what talent he possesses. Phil Parkinson is after a certain type of character in a person as we can see from the players hes brought in and the players he has released Thats why i wouldnt be too dissappointed if he lets Hannah go Phil knows what hes doing[/p][/quote]I totally agree. 340stopper
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5:23pm Wed 26 Dec 12

tyker2 says...

340stopper wrote:
abou wrote:
To be fair Phil Parkinson is trying to create a mindset in the team and dressing room thats why hes not just looking at the talent a player offers but more how he'll affect the mindset of others both on the pitch and in the dressing room, Thats why were seeing this never say die attitude this season which has been missing for so long As is evident Hannahs attitude and character does not fit in despite what talent he possesses. Phil Parkinson is after a certain type of character in a person as we can see from the players hes brought in and the players he has released Thats why i wouldnt be too dissappointed if he lets Hannah go Phil knows what hes doing
I totally agree.
if so why not keep him out on loan where the wages are paid by others. his value wll be lessened the more he sits in the stands!
[quote][p][bold]340stopper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]abou[/bold] wrote: To be fair Phil Parkinson is trying to create a mindset in the team and dressing room thats why hes not just looking at the talent a player offers but more how he'll affect the mindset of others both on the pitch and in the dressing room, Thats why were seeing this never say die attitude this season which has been missing for so long As is evident Hannahs attitude and character does not fit in despite what talent he possesses. Phil Parkinson is after a certain type of character in a person as we can see from the players hes brought in and the players he has released Thats why i wouldnt be too dissappointed if he lets Hannah go Phil knows what hes doing[/p][/quote]I totally agree.[/p][/quote]if so why not keep him out on loan where the wages are paid by others. his value wll be lessened the more he sits in the stands! tyker2
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5:31pm Wed 26 Dec 12

abou says...

tyker2 wrote:
340stopper wrote:
abou wrote:
To be fair Phil Parkinson is trying to create a mindset in the team and dressing room thats why hes not just looking at the talent a player offers but more how he'll affect the mindset of others both on the pitch and in the dressing room, Thats why were seeing this never say die attitude this season which has been missing for so long As is evident Hannahs attitude and character does not fit in despite what talent he possesses. Phil Parkinson is after a certain type of character in a person as we can see from the players hes brought in and the players he has released Thats why i wouldnt be too dissappointed if he lets Hannah go Phil knows what hes doing
I totally agree.
if so why not keep him out on loan where the wages are paid by others. his value wll be lessened the more he sits in the stands!
erm.........because its almost January and we got a chance of selling him and making some money instead, not exactly rocket science, Phil Parkinsons been clea about that
[quote][p][bold]tyker2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]340stopper[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]abou[/bold] wrote: To be fair Phil Parkinson is trying to create a mindset in the team and dressing room thats why hes not just looking at the talent a player offers but more how he'll affect the mindset of others both on the pitch and in the dressing room, Thats why were seeing this never say die attitude this season which has been missing for so long As is evident Hannahs attitude and character does not fit in despite what talent he possesses. Phil Parkinson is after a certain type of character in a person as we can see from the players hes brought in and the players he has released Thats why i wouldnt be too dissappointed if he lets Hannah go Phil knows what hes doing[/p][/quote]I totally agree.[/p][/quote]if so why not keep him out on loan where the wages are paid by others. his value wll be lessened the more he sits in the stands![/p][/quote]erm.........because its almost January and we got a chance of selling him and making some money instead, not exactly rocket science, Phil Parkinsons been clea about that abou
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5:34pm Wed 26 Dec 12

KnightMcCall says...

Great result but should have been easier. Any news on Hines and wells? Bit odd to bring him on and take him off again?
Great result but should have been easier. Any news on Hines and wells? Bit odd to bring him on and take him off again? KnightMcCall
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6:24pm Wed 26 Dec 12

Birky_Neil says...

Great result. Sat next to their bence and had a bit of a do with some of their players. Was good to cheer our winning goal!
Great result. Sat next to their bence and had a bit of a do with some of their players. Was good to cheer our winning goal! Birky_Neil
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8:13pm Wed 26 Dec 12

nowt fresh says...

Well after today's showing from Hines lets hope Phil Parkinson doesn't have any more flash backs re the above comment about Hines ripping the Accrington defence apart in the past,Connell on the bench,and Hannah who Phil Parkinson said " We wanted to be fair to him and to them. But now he comes back in the picture for the busy Christmas period" no where to be seen, I can understand not playing Wells from the start if he was still feeling the effects of the bug but Hines playing off Hanson ???? good job the two subs saved our bacon today hope we've learnt don't try and put square pegs in round holes..!!.
Well after today's showing from Hines lets hope Phil Parkinson doesn't have any more flash backs re the above comment about Hines ripping the Accrington defence apart in the past,Connell on the bench,and Hannah who Phil Parkinson said " We wanted to be fair to him and to them. But now he comes back in the picture for the busy Christmas period" no where to be seen, I can understand not playing Wells from the start if he was still feeling the effects of the bug but Hines playing off Hanson ???? good job the two subs saved our bacon today hope we've learnt don't try and put square pegs in round holes..!!. nowt fresh
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8:48pm Wed 26 Dec 12

bcfc1903 says...

Hi Nowt Fresh...Hines came off after being gouged...his vision was affected, don't know when it happened...Parkinson said his eyeball had been scratched and Hines would need hospital treatment. Not much luck for Zavon with injuries... who can from what i've heard .. play a central role off a central striker, although as you noted he wasn't effective today. Wells did come off due to the effects of illness he'd had recently. I turned round to a mate after Accrington equallized and mentioned the number of times Wells has come off and BCFC then lose a goal or two....it can't be a coincidence. Looking at that stat..Wells would be the last player i'd sub. Knowing Parkinson with his immense work ethic and the stat detail he goes into on each game, he'll have noted this.

**
We shout with pride...we'll never hide....Claret and Amber.
Hi Nowt Fresh...Hines came off after being gouged...his vision was affected, don't know when it happened...Parkinson said his eyeball had been scratched and Hines would need hospital treatment. Not much luck for Zavon with injuries... who can from what i've heard .. play a central role off a central striker, although as you noted he wasn't effective today. Wells did come off due to the effects of illness he'd had recently. I turned round to a mate after Accrington equallized and mentioned the number of times Wells has come off and BCFC then lose a goal or two....it can't be a coincidence. Looking at that stat..Wells would be the last player i'd sub. Knowing Parkinson with his immense work ethic and the stat detail he goes into on each game, he'll have noted this. ** We shout with pride...we'll never hide....Claret and Amber. bcfc1903
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9:31pm Wed 26 Dec 12

Birky_Neil says...

Really feel disappointed in parky if he had Nakki on the bench still carrying a stomach bug and Ross Hannah nowhere to be seen. I find this really hard to get my head round why parky just does not want to PLAY HIM!
I feel sorry for Ross. Just sell him parky but make sure you get a good deal.
On another note does anybody know who the poor guy was on the floor getting his chest pumped outside the front of the ground? Did he survive?
I felt really sad seeing that. Makes you think and feel for his family if he did not make it. They pumped his chest for ages.
Really feel disappointed in parky if he had Nakki on the bench still carrying a stomach bug and Ross Hannah nowhere to be seen. I find this really hard to get my head round why parky just does not want to PLAY HIM! I feel sorry for Ross. Just sell him parky but make sure you get a good deal. On another note does anybody know who the poor guy was on the floor getting his chest pumped outside the front of the ground? Did he survive? I felt really sad seeing that. Makes you think and feel for his family if he did not make it. They pumped his chest for ages. Birky_Neil
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9:38pm Wed 26 Dec 12

Lynchie says...

£ very important points today which could have a significant impact at the end of the season-above all the game showed the value and quality of city's bench when a below par second half performance was transformed by Connel and Reid-shows how far City have come in the past year as we would have drawn the game toady-great spirit and never say die attitude-also would like to single out recent performances by Stephen Darby in particular who has been extremely steady since he broke into the team-finally did anyone notice the surface water on the pitch towards the end-hopefully the weather won't mean a postponement on Saturday
£ very important points today which could have a significant impact at the end of the season-above all the game showed the value and quality of city's bench when a below par second half performance was transformed by Connel and Reid-shows how far City have come in the past year as we would have drawn the game toady-great spirit and never say die attitude-also would like to single out recent performances by Stephen Darby in particular who has been extremely steady since he broke into the team-finally did anyone notice the surface water on the pitch towards the end-hopefully the weather won't mean a postponement on Saturday Lynchie
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10:10pm Wed 26 Dec 12

bcfc1903 says...

Thought the pitch stood up to heavy rain very well but in the end there was some surface water appearing. Looking at the pitch, it really does drain well at the minute so would be surprised to see the Rochdale game called off...but you never know if the rain persists. I'm with you about Stephen Darby...he's looking better with every game. Thought Duke pulled off a worldy in the second half...incredible finger tip save.
Thought the pitch stood up to heavy rain very well but in the end there was some surface water appearing. Looking at the pitch, it really does drain well at the minute so would be surprised to see the Rochdale game called off...but you never know if the rain persists. I'm with you about Stephen Darby...he's looking better with every game. Thought Duke pulled off a worldy in the second half...incredible finger tip save. bcfc1903
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11:00pm Wed 26 Dec 12

shoesmaker4 says...

just to say well done city once again another winn this is getting a great habit to have come on city
just to say well done city once again another winn this is getting a great habit to have come on city shoesmaker4
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11:02pm Wed 26 Dec 12

Rambo says...

Accrington came and played their usual game at VP which has worked in the last 5 years. Which is to play the worst example of football possible, slow a game down, do everything they can to frustrate and annoy the other team and everyone else involved. They were wasting time with 10 mins on the clock for crying out loud.

They seriously deserve relegation if they set out with a mindset as that. They try to drag other teams down to their level of game spoiling and for too long they've been able to do it to us.

As regarding our performance, workmanlike but got the job done. Bit disappointed at the lack of clear chances but it was great to see AC come off the bench and score the winner again - it takes the pressure of Hanson and Wells if a third striker is chipping in with vital goals.
Accrington came and played their usual game at VP which has worked in the last 5 years. Which is to play the worst example of football possible, slow a game down, do everything they can to frustrate and annoy the other team and everyone else involved. They were wasting time with 10 mins on the clock for crying out loud. They seriously deserve relegation if they set out with a mindset as that. They try to drag other teams down to their level of game spoiling and for too long they've been able to do it to us. As regarding our performance, workmanlike but got the job done. Bit disappointed at the lack of clear chances but it was great to see AC come off the bench and score the winner again - it takes the pressure of Hanson and Wells if a third striker is chipping in with vital goals. Rambo
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11:23pm Wed 26 Dec 12

Victor Clayton says...

nowt fresh wrote:
Well after today's showing from Hines lets hope Phil Parkinson doesn't have any more flash backs re the above comment about Hines ripping the Accrington defence apart in the past,Connell on the bench,and Hannah who Phil Parkinson said " We wanted to be fair to him and to them. But now he comes back in the picture for the busy Christmas period" no where to be seen, I can understand not playing Wells from the start if he was still feeling the effects of the bug but Hines playing off Hanson ???? good job the two subs saved our bacon today hope we've learnt don't try and put square pegs in round holes..!!.
as our main attack seems to be he flick on and this needs pace, I can understand Hines starting in the middle with Hannson. but I can not understand PP bringing on a poorly Well when it did not work out. incidentaly, after one of Hanson's best halfs (as provider). It would seem that PP really doesn't think too much of Connell? is a poorly Wells on the bench and a fit Hannah not good management? not wanting to be negative but take out the Arsenal game and I don't think we have been playing that well. IMO, we look blunt.
[quote][p][bold]nowt fresh[/bold] wrote: Well after today's showing from Hines lets hope Phil Parkinson doesn't have any more flash backs re the above comment about Hines ripping the Accrington defence apart in the past,Connell on the bench,and Hannah who Phil Parkinson said " We wanted to be fair to him and to them. But now he comes back in the picture for the busy Christmas period" no where to be seen, I can understand not playing Wells from the start if he was still feeling the effects of the bug but Hines playing off Hanson ???? good job the two subs saved our bacon today hope we've learnt don't try and put square pegs in round holes..!!.[/p][/quote]as our main attack seems to be he flick on and this needs pace, I can understand Hines starting in the middle with Hannson. but I can not understand PP bringing on a poorly Well when it did not work out. incidentaly, after one of Hanson's best halfs (as provider). It would seem that PP really doesn't think too much of Connell? is a poorly Wells on the bench and a fit Hannah not good management? not wanting to be negative but take out the Arsenal game and I don't think we have been playing that well. IMO, we look blunt. Victor Clayton
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11:23pm Wed 26 Dec 12

Victor Clayton says...

nowt fresh wrote:
Well after today's showing from Hines lets hope Phil Parkinson doesn't have any more flash backs re the above comment about Hines ripping the Accrington defence apart in the past,Connell on the bench,and Hannah who Phil Parkinson said " We wanted to be fair to him and to them. But now he comes back in the picture for the busy Christmas period" no where to be seen, I can understand not playing Wells from the start if he was still feeling the effects of the bug but Hines playing off Hanson ???? good job the two subs saved our bacon today hope we've learnt don't try and put square pegs in round holes..!!.
as our main attack seems to be he flick on and this needs pace, I can understand Hines starting in the middle with Hannson. but I can not understand PP bringing on a poorly Well when it did not work out. incidentaly, after one of Hanson's best halfs (as provider). It would seem that PP really doesn't think too much of Connell? is a poorly Wells on the bench and a fit Hannah not good management? not wanting to be negative but take out the Arsenal game and I don't think we have been playing that well. IMO, we look blunt.
[quote][p][bold]nowt fresh[/bold] wrote: Well after today's showing from Hines lets hope Phil Parkinson doesn't have any more flash backs re the above comment about Hines ripping the Accrington defence apart in the past,Connell on the bench,and Hannah who Phil Parkinson said " We wanted to be fair to him and to them. But now he comes back in the picture for the busy Christmas period" no where to be seen, I can understand not playing Wells from the start if he was still feeling the effects of the bug but Hines playing off Hanson ???? good job the two subs saved our bacon today hope we've learnt don't try and put square pegs in round holes..!!.[/p][/quote]as our main attack seems to be he flick on and this needs pace, I can understand Hines starting in the middle with Hannson. but I can not understand PP bringing on a poorly Well when it did not work out. incidentaly, after one of Hanson's best halfs (as provider). It would seem that PP really doesn't think too much of Connell? is a poorly Wells on the bench and a fit Hannah not good management? not wanting to be negative but take out the Arsenal game and I don't think we have been playing that well. IMO, we look blunt. Victor Clayton
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12:29am Thu 27 Dec 12

Bradford1903 says...

Most important thing is the 3 points.

Thought we played ok 1st half, it was a great strike from Thompson, and we've had numerous half chances to get what probably would've been that game clinching 2nd goal.

Just never got going after the break; they've caused us a few problems and will probably feel a bit unlucky not to come away with a point.

Duke really should be coming for that cross from which they scored for me; if he can't catch it, then he should at least be punching it clear, and while he made a great save earlier, it's this failure to command his box, that leaves me unconvinced.

Still we've managed to grind out a result, and I think one of the keys to promotion is to win when you don't play well.
Most important thing is the 3 points. Thought we played ok 1st half, it was a great strike from Thompson, and we've had numerous half chances to get what probably would've been that game clinching 2nd goal. Just never got going after the break; they've caused us a few problems and will probably feel a bit unlucky not to come away with a point. Duke really should be coming for that cross from which they scored for me; if he can't catch it, then he should at least be punching it clear, and while he made a great save earlier, it's this failure to command his box, that leaves me unconvinced. Still we've managed to grind out a result, and I think one of the keys to promotion is to win when you don't play well. Bradford1903
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12:40am Thu 27 Dec 12

tyker2 says...

the only reason Hannah did not play is that a deal has already been struck with eithe Luton or Grimsby.
the only reason Hannah did not play is that a deal has already been struck with eithe Luton or Grimsby. tyker2
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12:50am Thu 27 Dec 12

Bradford1903 says...

Can we please stop this ridiculous debate about Hannah.

Are you going to start him above Hanson, Wells or Connell, all proven performers at this level; no of course you aren't.

And remind me who has come off the bench to score the winner in the last 2 home games?

Hines can play as a 2nd striker, and I thought he caused them some problems, to the extent that their centre half did a tackle that looked like it was aimed to take him out of the game.

We've also already got 2 strikers on the bench in Connell and Wells, so why would we want another on there.

Seems that some people will always find reasons to criticise even when we are doing well, and there are absolutely no grounds to do so.
Can we please stop this ridiculous debate about Hannah. Are you going to start him above Hanson, Wells or Connell, all proven performers at this level; no of course you aren't. And remind me who has come off the bench to score the winner in the last 2 home games? Hines can play as a 2nd striker, and I thought he caused them some problems, to the extent that their centre half did a tackle that looked like it was aimed to take him out of the game. We've also already got 2 strikers on the bench in Connell and Wells, so why would we want another on there. Seems that some people will always find reasons to criticise even when we are doing well, and there are absolutely no grounds to do so. Bradford1903
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7:01am Thu 27 Dec 12

shoatsy says...

Hannah will be sold in January That's why he's not on the bench! Jesus chrirst how hard is that to work out? we won the game and the winning goal was from a combination of Parky subs.. Well done lads not the best performance but 3 points, we would not of won that game last season..

In Parky we trust!!
Hannah will be sold in January That's why he's not on the bench! Jesus chrirst how hard is that to work out? we won the game and the winning goal was from a combination of Parky subs.. Well done lads not the best performance but 3 points, we would not of won that game last season.. In Parky we trust!! shoatsy
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8:46am Thu 27 Dec 12

Victor Clayton says...

Bradford1903 wrote:
Can we please stop this ridiculous debate about Hannah.

Are you going to start him above Hanson, Wells or Connell, all proven performers at this level; no of course you aren't.

And remind me who has come off the bench to score the winner in the last 2 home games?

Hines can play as a 2nd striker, and I thought he caused them some problems, to the extent that their centre half did a tackle that looked like it was aimed to take him out of the game.

We've also already got 2 strikers on the bench in Connell and Wells, so why would we want another on there.

Seems that some people will always find reasons to criticise even when we are doing well, and there are absolutely no grounds to do so.
if Wells is unfit and Connell not fancied for a start, then yes. I thought Hines was poor, didn't like the physical aspect of playing in the middle and he looked a lot more comfortable when he went wide. a win is a win and agree that the first half was good but improvment is needed.
[quote][p][bold]Bradford1903[/bold] wrote: Can we please stop this ridiculous debate about Hannah. Are you going to start him above Hanson, Wells or Connell, all proven performers at this level; no of course you aren't. And remind me who has come off the bench to score the winner in the last 2 home games? Hines can play as a 2nd striker, and I thought he caused them some problems, to the extent that their centre half did a tackle that looked like it was aimed to take him out of the game. We've also already got 2 strikers on the bench in Connell and Wells, so why would we want another on there. Seems that some people will always find reasons to criticise even when we are doing well, and there are absolutely no grounds to do so.[/p][/quote]if Wells is unfit and Connell not fancied for a start, then yes. I thought Hines was poor, didn't like the physical aspect of playing in the middle and he looked a lot more comfortable when he went wide. a win is a win and agree that the first half was good but improvment is needed. Victor Clayton
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9:21am Thu 27 Dec 12

Victor Clayton says...

anyone else havig problems buying their Villa ticket? gone through it all and it comes up "pending".
anyone else havig problems buying their Villa ticket? gone through it all and it comes up "pending". Victor Clayton
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9:27am Thu 27 Dec 12

Birky_Neil says...

The point I was making is Wells was a waste of a sub not being well. It would of been a the perfect game to introduce Hannah. Anyway sick of going on about Hannah now. He clearly will not get another game for us and let's hope we do go up as next season he could be in this league with another team trying to prove a point.
The point I was making is Wells was a waste of a sub not being well. It would of been a the perfect game to introduce Hannah. Anyway sick of going on about Hannah now. He clearly will not get another game for us and let's hope we do go up as next season he could be in this league with another team trying to prove a point. Birky_Neil
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10:42am Thu 27 Dec 12

nowt fresh says...

Victor Clayton wrote:
anyone else havig problems buying their Villa ticket? gone through it all and it comes up "pending".
I logged in and it's saying I have a 2 hour wait but not to log offf so I'll stay logged in and hopefully get my tickets in 2 hours time ??.
[quote][p][bold]Victor Clayton[/bold] wrote: anyone else havig problems buying their Villa ticket? gone through it all and it comes up "pending".[/p][/quote]I logged in and it's saying I have a 2 hour wait but not to log offf so I'll stay logged in and hopefully get my tickets in 2 hours time ??. nowt fresh
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11:00am Thu 27 Dec 12

nowt fresh says...

tyker2 wrote:
the only reason Hannah did not play is that a deal has already been struck with eithe Luton or Grimsby.
Sounds logical tyker do hope a deals been done as it's good for both parties we off load a player who Phil Parkinson obviously doesn't rate and get a fee for him and Ross Hannah can go and prove his worth to his new club..!!.
[quote][p][bold]tyker2[/bold] wrote: the only reason Hannah did not play is that a deal has already been struck with eithe Luton or Grimsby.[/p][/quote]Sounds logical tyker do hope a deals been done as it's good for both parties we off load a player who Phil Parkinson obviously doesn't rate and get a fee for him and Ross Hannah can go and prove his worth to his new club..!!. nowt fresh
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12:07pm Thu 27 Dec 12

nowt fresh says...

Victor Clayton wrote:
anyone else havig problems buying their Villa ticket? gone through it all and it comes up "pending".
Done and dusted VC got both tickets for me and my grandson just behind where we usually sit so well pleased good luck mate.
[quote][p][bold]Victor Clayton[/bold] wrote: anyone else havig problems buying their Villa ticket? gone through it all and it comes up "pending".[/p][/quote]Done and dusted VC got both tickets for me and my grandson just behind where we usually sit so well pleased good luck mate. nowt fresh
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1:40pm Thu 27 Dec 12

alfucham says...

tyker2 wrote:
the only reason Hannah did not play is that a deal has already been struck with eithe Luton or Grimsby.
Of course PP has already said he will not go on loan again so if they want to buy him (as is likely with his record at grimsby)and negotiations are underway it would be absolutely foolish to risk him getting injured.

Three months and he can go for nothing.

Too many arm chair managers on here.

You have a wealth of forwards and but for the cup run were back in the financial mire apparently so prudence in financial matters is always correct.
Take the money.

Bradfordians will have nowt left after this run
[quote][p][bold]tyker2[/bold] wrote: the only reason Hannah did not play is that a deal has already been struck with eithe Luton or Grimsby.[/p][/quote]Of course PP has already said he will not go on loan again so if they want to buy him (as is likely with his record at grimsby)and negotiations are underway it would be absolutely foolish to risk him getting injured. Three months and he can go for nothing. Too many arm chair managers on here. You have a wealth of forwards and but for the cup run were back in the financial mire apparently so prudence in financial matters is always correct. Take the money. Bradfordians will have nowt left after this run alfucham
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3:39pm Thu 27 Dec 12

Victor Clayton says...

nowt fresh wrote:
Victor Clayton wrote:
anyone else havig problems buying their Villa ticket? gone through it all and it comes up "pending".
Done and dusted VC got both tickets for me and my grandson just behind where we usually sit so well pleased good luck mate.
Cheers, eventually worked. come on city.
[quote][p][bold]nowt fresh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Victor Clayton[/bold] wrote: anyone else havig problems buying their Villa ticket? gone through it all and it comes up "pending".[/p][/quote]Done and dusted VC got both tickets for me and my grandson just behind where we usually sit so well pleased good luck mate.[/p][/quote]Cheers, eventually worked. come on city. Victor Clayton
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4:10pm Thu 27 Dec 12

nowt fresh says...

alfucham wrote:
tyker2 wrote: the only reason Hannah did not play is that a deal has already been struck with eithe Luton or Grimsby.
Of course PP has already said he will not go on loan again so if they want to buy him (as is likely with his record at grimsby)and negotiations are underway it would be absolutely foolish to risk him getting injured. Three months and he can go for nothing. Too many arm chair managers on here. You have a wealth of forwards and but for the cup run were back in the financial mire apparently so prudence in financial matters is always correct. Take the money. Bradfordians will have nowt left after this run
What do you mean "after this run" Wonga.com are well in to me already :-))












Only joking.
[quote][p][bold]alfucham[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tyker2[/bold] wrote: the only reason Hannah did not play is that a deal has already been struck with eithe Luton or Grimsby.[/p][/quote]Of course PP has already said he will not go on loan again so if they want to buy him (as is likely with his record at grimsby)and negotiations are underway it would be absolutely foolish to risk him getting injured. Three months and he can go for nothing. Too many arm chair managers on here. You have a wealth of forwards and but for the cup run were back in the financial mire apparently so prudence in financial matters is always correct. Take the money. Bradfordians will have nowt left after this run[/p][/quote]What do you mean "after this run" Wonga.com are well in to me already :-)) Only joking. nowt fresh
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7:42pm Thu 27 Dec 12

TirNaNog says...

Loving the armchair managers who apparently know all there is to know about football but have difficulty navigating their way through a simple ticket purchasing service.
PS Ross Hannah is not good enough for a team with League One ambitions.
Loving the armchair managers who apparently know all there is to know about football but have difficulty navigating their way through a simple ticket purchasing service. PS Ross Hannah is not good enough for a team with League One ambitions. TirNaNog
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9:14pm Thu 27 Dec 12

nowt fresh says...

Maybe their knowledge is football where your is obviously IT :-))
Maybe their knowledge is football where your is obviously IT :-)) nowt fresh
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8:21pm Fri 28 Dec 12

TirNaNog says...

Correct! It pays the bills and then some. How much per annum are they earning for their armchair punditry? ;-)
Correct! It pays the bills and then some. How much per annum are they earning for their armchair punditry? ;-) TirNaNog
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8:44pm Fri 28 Dec 12

nowt fresh says...

TirNaNog wrote:
Correct! It pays the bills and then some. How much per annum are they earning for their armchair punditry? ;-)
I'm sure youv'e played "armchair manager" at sometime in the past ? and if not you must be the only City fan who hasn't :-)).
[quote][p][bold]TirNaNog[/bold] wrote: Correct! It pays the bills and then some. How much per annum are they earning for their armchair punditry? ;-)[/p][/quote]I'm sure youv'e played "armchair manager" at sometime in the past ? and if not you must be the only City fan who hasn't :-)). nowt fresh
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10:10am Sat 29 Dec 12

Victor Clayton says...

TirNaNog wrote:
Loving the armchair managers who apparently know all there is to know about football but have difficulty navigating their way through a simple ticket purchasing service.
PS Ross Hannah is not good enough for a team with League One ambitions.
what a silly post. you knock armchair managers and then in true armchair manager fashion go on to make a comment about Hannah . and as for the ticket system, I don't think you have ever used it .
[quote][p][bold]TirNaNog[/bold] wrote: Loving the armchair managers who apparently know all there is to know about football but have difficulty navigating their way through a simple ticket purchasing service. PS Ross Hannah is not good enough for a team with League One ambitions.[/p][/quote]what a silly post. you knock armchair managers and then in true armchair manager fashion go on to make a comment about Hannah . and as for the ticket system, I don't think you have ever used it . Victor Clayton
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11:14am Sat 29 Dec 12

nowt fresh says...

Victor Clayton wrote:
nowt fresh wrote:
Victor Clayton wrote: anyone else havig problems buying their Villa ticket? gone through it all and it comes up "pending".
Done and dusted VC got both tickets for me and my grandson just behind where we usually sit so well pleased good luck mate.
Cheers, eventually worked. come on city.
Got my Villa tickets through the post this morning..!! well doneBradford City.
[quote][p][bold]Victor Clayton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nowt fresh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Victor Clayton[/bold] wrote: anyone else havig problems buying their Villa ticket? gone through it all and it comes up "pending".[/p][/quote]Done and dusted VC got both tickets for me and my grandson just behind where we usually sit so well pleased good luck mate.[/p][/quote]Cheers, eventually worked. come on city.[/p][/quote]Got my Villa tickets through the post this morning..!! well doneBradford City. nowt fresh
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1:21pm Sat 29 Dec 12

Bradford1903 says...

Victor Clayton wrote:
Bradford1903 wrote:
Can we please stop this ridiculous debate about Hannah.

Are you going to start him above Hanson, Wells or Connell, all proven performers at this level; no of course you aren't.

And remind me who has come off the bench to score the winner in the last 2 home games?

Hines can play as a 2nd striker, and I thought he caused them some problems, to the extent that their centre half did a tackle that looked like it was aimed to take him out of the game.

We've also already got 2 strikers on the bench in Connell and Wells, so why would we want another on there.

Seems that some people will always find reasons to criticise even when we are doing well, and there are absolutely no grounds to do so.
if Wells is unfit and Connell not fancied for a start, then yes. I thought Hines was poor, didn't like the physical aspect of playing in the middle and he looked a lot more comfortable when he went wide. a win is a win and agree that the first half was good but improvment is needed.
That's why you need your mate Hanson to win the physical battles, allowing the likes of Hines and Wells to play, and enjoy the fruits of his labours. I thought Hines had a decent game.

I don't think it was a gamble to put Wells on the bench, considering we also had Connell on there; Thompson coud've also played up front, and he wouldn't have anticipated Hines going off so soon in any case.

Let's also not forget that it was Wells' skill that caused the defender to make the challenge that led to their 2nd booking.

So Parky's 1st sub, Wells drew the challenge that led to their guy being sent off, the 2nd, Connell scored the winner, and his 3rd, Reid created the goal.

Let's actually praise him for making changes that went a long way to us winning the game, instead of finding non existent reasons to criticise.
[quote][p][bold]Victor Clayton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bradford1903[/bold] wrote: Can we please stop this ridiculous debate about Hannah. Are you going to start him above Hanson, Wells or Connell, all proven performers at this level; no of course you aren't. And remind me who has come off the bench to score the winner in the last 2 home games? Hines can play as a 2nd striker, and I thought he caused them some problems, to the extent that their centre half did a tackle that looked like it was aimed to take him out of the game. We've also already got 2 strikers on the bench in Connell and Wells, so why would we want another on there. Seems that some people will always find reasons to criticise even when we are doing well, and there are absolutely no grounds to do so.[/p][/quote]if Wells is unfit and Connell not fancied for a start, then yes. I thought Hines was poor, didn't like the physical aspect of playing in the middle and he looked a lot more comfortable when he went wide. a win is a win and agree that the first half was good but improvment is needed.[/p][/quote]That's why you need your mate Hanson to win the physical battles, allowing the likes of Hines and Wells to play, and enjoy the fruits of his labours. I thought Hines had a decent game. I don't think it was a gamble to put Wells on the bench, considering we also had Connell on there; Thompson coud've also played up front, and he wouldn't have anticipated Hines going off so soon in any case. Let's also not forget that it was Wells' skill that caused the defender to make the challenge that led to their 2nd booking. So Parky's 1st sub, Wells drew the challenge that led to their guy being sent off, the 2nd, Connell scored the winner, and his 3rd, Reid created the goal. Let's actually praise him for making changes that went a long way to us winning the game, instead of finding non existent reasons to criticise. Bradford1903
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