Andy Gray returns to Bradford City

Andy Gray during his spell at Burnley

Andy Gray during his spell at Burnley

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

Andy Gray is coming back to Bradford City after nine years away.

The well-travelled striker, 35, has agreed an 18-month deal subject to Football League clearance once the cancellation of his present Leeds contract has been confirmed.

Gray scored 21 goals in 81 appearances during his first stint with the Bantams before leaving for Sheffield United when the club was in administration in 2004.

He played under Phil Parkinson at Charlton and was close to returning to Valley Parade last summer before opting to stay in the Championship with Neil Warnock's Leeds.

But he has found opportunities there limited and has started only one game in the Capital One Cup.

Parkinson was keen to bring in competition for James Hanson and is delighted to finally get Gray.

He said: "It will be good to see a fresh face at the training ground and I believe Andy will really buy into what we are trying to achieve.

"Andy has a lot of experience under his belt and will offer us something else in attack."

Gray has also played in the Championship with Burnley and Barnsley.

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2:09pm Wed 9 Jan 13

cookie_brighton says...

ooooohhhhh it just gets better.
ctid
ooooohhhhh it just gets better. ctid cookie_brighton
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2:22pm Wed 9 Jan 13

BANT MAN says...

Quality signing! Anyone know if he is cup tied or not?...
Quality signing! Anyone know if he is cup tied or not?... BANT MAN
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2:22pm Wed 9 Jan 13

Lancashire Bantam says...

Fantastic signing,city really pushing the boat out.
Fantastic signing,city really pushing the boat out. Lancashire Bantam
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2:22pm Wed 9 Jan 13

ynotdunne says...

Watch Hanson bang them in now. Real competition is what he has needed for an age. Great move
Watch Hanson bang them in now. Real competition is what he has needed for an age. Great move ynotdunne
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2:27pm Wed 9 Jan 13

bremmers the bantam says...

Hopefully he can mentor the young guns too. Hanson & Wells need an older head around and this could prove to be perfect, that along with the fact he's still a pretty decent talent on the pitch.
Hopefully he can mentor the young guns too. Hanson & Wells need an older head around and this could prove to be perfect, that along with the fact he's still a pretty decent talent on the pitch. bremmers the bantam
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2:27pm Wed 9 Jan 13

Down South says...

Hopefully he can teach Hanson how to score goals cos if he could do that aswell, he'd be awesome. He was brilliant last night. (Yes he is cup-tied)
Hopefully he can teach Hanson how to score goals cos if he could do that aswell, he'd be awesome. He was brilliant last night. (Yes he is cup-tied) Down South
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2:30pm Wed 9 Jan 13

Village Bantam says...

BANT MAN wrote:
Quality signing! Anyone know if he is cup tied or not?...
LOL - just read the headline?

The article says he's made just one appearance all season in the Capital One Cup
[quote][p][bold]BANT MAN[/bold] wrote: Quality signing! Anyone know if he is cup tied or not?...[/p][/quote]LOL - just read the headline? The article says he's made just one appearance all season in the Capital One Cup Village Bantam
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2:34pm Wed 9 Jan 13

macca1969 says...

Should help give jimmy a rest, can't say its a signing that has got my pulse racing though. How fit will he be? Only one game all season but his experience should help us. Lets hope we can get him match fit asap
Should help give jimmy a rest, can't say its a signing that has got my pulse racing though. How fit will he be? Only one game all season but his experience should help us. Lets hope we can get him match fit asap macca1969
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2:34pm Wed 9 Jan 13

Beeceefcee says...

He must have known when he signed for the dirties he was never going to play regularly in that division so why did he turn us down in the summer??
He must have known when he signed for the dirties he was never going to play regularly in that division so why did he turn us down in the summer?? Beeceefcee
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2:45pm Wed 9 Jan 13

shaun from richmond says...

Im quicker than Gray, and Im in my 50s!!.
I do hope they havnt gone MAD on his wages!.
I also HOPE the rumour I heard last night regarding Wells isnt true!! (3 Championship clubs are in a "Dutch Auction" for him)
Im quicker than Gray, and Im in my 50s!!. I do hope they havnt gone MAD on his wages!. I also HOPE the rumour I heard last night regarding Wells isnt true!! (3 Championship clubs are in a "Dutch Auction" for him) shaun from richmond
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2:49pm Wed 9 Jan 13

shoesmaker4 says...

great but on another note was sat in my flat with two mates yesterday northampton fans and thay were well impresed with city saying that thay were the best team and pased the ball brill thay also sead if city can bring that same game last night to the party at villa city will go through also every time city scored we all dived out of are seats punching the air great fighting spirit from the lads and fantastice on the ball to well done to all the players parki and fans wot a result come on city
great but on another note was sat in my flat with two mates yesterday northampton fans and thay were well impresed with city saying that thay were the best team and pased the ball brill thay also sead if city can bring that same game last night to the party at villa city will go through also every time city scored we all dived out of are seats punching the air great fighting spirit from the lads and fantastice on the ball to well done to all the players parki and fans wot a result come on city shoesmaker4
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2:52pm Wed 9 Jan 13

Rambo says...

shaun from richmond wrote:
Im quicker than Gray, and Im in my 50s!!.
I do hope they havnt gone MAD on his wages!.
I also HOPE the rumour I heard last night regarding Wells isnt true!! (3 Championship clubs are in a "Dutch Auction" for him)
Gray doesn't need to be quick, if he's got NW, KY, or ZH around him.

As for Wells, don't think he'll leave at the moment, due to the fact he will (injury permitting) be playing at Villa Park in front of the world again, with a realistic chance of playing at Wembley - he might never get here again with any club.
And also playing in a successful team going for promotion may make him stay a bit longer. If we were mid-table then he'd probably want to get away.

Summer? Quite likely. At the moment, probably not.
[quote][p][bold]shaun from richmond[/bold] wrote: Im quicker than Gray, and Im in my 50s!!. I do hope they havnt gone MAD on his wages!. I also HOPE the rumour I heard last night regarding Wells isnt true!! (3 Championship clubs are in a "Dutch Auction" for him)[/p][/quote]Gray doesn't need to be quick, if he's got NW, KY, or ZH around him. As for Wells, don't think he'll leave at the moment, due to the fact he will (injury permitting) be playing at Villa Park in front of the world again, with a realistic chance of playing at Wembley - he might never get here again with any club. And also playing in a successful team going for promotion may make him stay a bit longer. If we were mid-table then he'd probably want to get away. Summer? Quite likely. At the moment, probably not. Rambo
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2:59pm Wed 9 Jan 13

nash5002 says...

Hopefully not one last pay day for him. He delayed and delayed last summer waiting for a better offer. He needs to have that desire as all the other squad members. With him and Davies on route back we look solid again. One more defender and I think we have the squad for the rest of the season especially if we keep extending Turgott's loan as hes gettign better and better.
Hopefully not one last pay day for him. He delayed and delayed last summer waiting for a better offer. He needs to have that desire as all the other squad members. With him and Davies on route back we look solid again. One more defender and I think we have the squad for the rest of the season especially if we keep extending Turgott's loan as hes gettign better and better. nash5002
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2:59pm Wed 9 Jan 13

Onebrianmitchell says...

I'm ery sorry but that signing does ot excite me in the slightest.

35. 18 month contract. No football for months.
I'm ery sorry but that signing does ot excite me in the slightest. 35. 18 month contract. No football for months. Onebrianmitchell
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3:00pm Wed 9 Jan 13

spleen ventor says...

Great signing in my opinion...Some are questioning his goal ratio but it's somewhat distorted by the fact he started his career as a winger (only two goals in his first one hundred league appearences)...and it wasn't until Nicky Law converted him to a striker half way through his first spell at City that his career took off.
Great signing in my opinion...Some are questioning his goal ratio but it's somewhat distorted by the fact he started his career as a winger (only two goals in his first one hundred league appearences)...and it wasn't until Nicky Law converted him to a striker half way through his first spell at City that his career took off. spleen ventor
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3:03pm Wed 9 Jan 13

tyker2 says...

Onebrianmitchell wrote:
I'm ery sorry but that signing does ot excite me in the slightest.

35. 18 month contract. No football for months.
agree completely: dad's army maybe
[quote][p][bold]Onebrianmitchell[/bold] wrote: I'm ery sorry but that signing does ot excite me in the slightest. 35. 18 month contract. No football for months.[/p][/quote]agree completely: dad's army maybe tyker2
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3:05pm Wed 9 Jan 13

Onebrianmitchell says...

I'm very sorry but that signing does ot excite me in the slightest.

35. 18 month contract. No football for months.
I'm very sorry but that signing does ot excite me in the slightest. 35. 18 month contract. No football for months. Onebrianmitchell
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3:13pm Wed 9 Jan 13

Peter300 says...

Beeceefcee wrote:
He must have known when he signed for the dirties he was never going to play regularly in that division so why did he turn us down in the summer??
Where would you rather play? Championship or League 2?
[quote][p][bold]Beeceefcee[/bold] wrote: He must have known when he signed for the dirties he was never going to play regularly in that division so why did he turn us down in the summer??[/p][/quote]Where would you rather play? Championship or League 2? Peter300
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3:17pm Wed 9 Jan 13

Waynus1971 says...

Onebrianmitchell wrote:
I'm very sorry but that signing does ot excite me in the slightest. 35. 18 month contract. No football for months.
To be fair, how old was Thorne when he joined City? How old was Deano when he was in his 2nd spell for us? Both knocked the goals in. In fact, how old is Gary Jones and he was immense last night?

That said, the point made about not playing football in months does ring true and does concern me. The fitness coach is good (as could be clearly seen last night in the last 10mins), but surely even he can't work his magic and get Gray fit when we need him most.
[quote][p][bold]Onebrianmitchell[/bold] wrote: I'm very sorry but that signing does ot excite me in the slightest. 35. 18 month contract. No football for months.[/p][/quote]To be fair, how old was Thorne when he joined City? How old was Deano when he was in his 2nd spell for us? Both knocked the goals in. In fact, how old is Gary Jones and he was immense last night? That said, the point made about not playing football in months does ring true and does concern me. The fitness coach is good (as could be clearly seen last night in the last 10mins), but surely even he can't work his magic and get Gray fit when we need him most. Waynus1971
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3:17pm Wed 9 Jan 13

Peter300 says...

shaun from richmond wrote:
Im quicker than Gray, and Im in my 50s!!. I do hope they havnt gone MAD on his wages!. I also HOPE the rumour I heard last night regarding Wells isnt true!! (3 Championship clubs are in a "Dutch Auction" for him)
Thanks for donating some money to CITY shaun. It is SO kind of you because you don't support the chairmen, you don't support the manager, you don't support the players and you don't support the team..........!!!!!!
!!!!!! DEADBEAT shaun.....gives money to City.....Thank you once again...been to DUBAI lately?????????
[quote][p][bold]shaun from richmond[/bold] wrote: Im quicker than Gray, and Im in my 50s!!. I do hope they havnt gone MAD on his wages!. I also HOPE the rumour I heard last night regarding Wells isnt true!! (3 Championship clubs are in a "Dutch Auction" for him)[/p][/quote]Thanks for donating some money to CITY shaun. It is SO kind of you because you don't support the chairmen, you don't support the manager, you don't support the players and you don't support the team..........!!!!!! !!!!!! DEADBEAT shaun.....gives money to City.....Thank you once again...been to DUBAI lately????????? Peter300
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3:21pm Wed 9 Jan 13

Peter300 says...

Onebrianmitchell wrote:
I'm ery sorry but that signing does ot excite me in the slightest. 35. 18 month contract. No football for months.
Gary Jones? How did that signing excite you? With your great knowledge of football. Obviously, you don't trust Phil Parkinson.
[quote][p][bold]Onebrianmitchell[/bold] wrote: I'm ery sorry but that signing does ot excite me in the slightest. 35. 18 month contract. No football for months.[/p][/quote]Gary Jones? How did that signing excite you? With your great knowledge of football. Obviously, you don't trust Phil Parkinson. Peter300
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3:22pm Wed 9 Jan 13

Waynus1971 says...

ynotdunne wrote:
Watch Hanson bang them in now. Real competition is what he has needed for an age. Great move
I went into work today with a massive grin on my face. I work in Leeds and most support their local team. However, one lad stopped me to congratulate me on the team's performance but then quickly turned to our new signing.

I asked who, as nothing had been announced at that time. He explained his girlfriend works in the offices at City and we had signed Andy Gray (to be confirmed later in the day).

Obviously, I took his claim with a pinch of salt, especially when he said that she had told him that HANSON would be leaving shortly afterwards and not Wells....!
[quote][p][bold]ynotdunne[/bold] wrote: Watch Hanson bang them in now. Real competition is what he has needed for an age. Great move[/p][/quote]I went into work today with a massive grin on my face. I work in Leeds and most support their local team. However, one lad stopped me to congratulate me on the team's performance but then quickly turned to our new signing. I asked who, as nothing had been announced at that time. He explained his girlfriend works in the offices at City and we had signed Andy Gray (to be confirmed later in the day). Obviously, I took his claim with a pinch of salt, especially when he said that she had told him that HANSON would be leaving shortly afterwards and not Wells....! Waynus1971
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3:25pm Wed 9 Jan 13

Birky_Neil says...

Did he not snub us in the summer thinking he was better than us?
How times change! Not excited by this signing but in parky I trust and will watch this space.
Did he not snub us in the summer thinking he was better than us? How times change! Not excited by this signing but in parky I trust and will watch this space. Birky_Neil
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3:25pm Wed 9 Jan 13

Peter300 says...

Waynus1971 wrote:
Onebrianmitchell wrote: I'm very sorry but that signing does ot excite me in the slightest. 35. 18 month contract. No football for months.
To be fair, how old was Thorne when he joined City? How old was Deano when he was in his 2nd spell for us? Both knocked the goals in. In fact, how old is Gary Jones and he was immense last night? That said, the point made about not playing football in months does ring true and does concern me. The fitness coach is good (as could be clearly seen last night in the last 10mins), but surely even he can't work his magic and get Gray fit when we need him most.
Well, you don't know. Has pensioner Waynus investigated Andy's alcohol intake yet? No doubt you'll be out with your stopwatch making sure City players don't drink their shandies too quickly. You must have quite a dossier by now.
[quote][p][bold]Waynus1971[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Onebrianmitchell[/bold] wrote: I'm very sorry but that signing does ot excite me in the slightest. 35. 18 month contract. No football for months.[/p][/quote]To be fair, how old was Thorne when he joined City? How old was Deano when he was in his 2nd spell for us? Both knocked the goals in. In fact, how old is Gary Jones and he was immense last night? That said, the point made about not playing football in months does ring true and does concern me. The fitness coach is good (as could be clearly seen last night in the last 10mins), but surely even he can't work his magic and get Gray fit when we need him most.[/p][/quote]Well, you don't know. Has pensioner Waynus investigated Andy's alcohol intake yet? No doubt you'll be out with your stopwatch making sure City players don't drink their shandies too quickly. You must have quite a dossier by now. Peter300
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3:31pm Wed 9 Jan 13

Peter300 says...

Waynus1971 wrote:
ynotdunne wrote: Watch Hanson bang them in now. Real competition is what he has needed for an age. Great move
I went into work today with a massive grin on my face. I work in Leeds and most support their local team. However, one lad stopped me to congratulate me on the team's performance but then quickly turned to our new signing. I asked who, as nothing had been announced at that time. He explained his girlfriend works in the offices at City and we had signed Andy Gray (to be confirmed later in the day). Obviously, I took his claim with a pinch of salt, especially when he said that she had told him that HANSON would be leaving shortly afterwards and not Wells....!
Pensioner Waynus working! Employed by a company carrying out research on the alcoholic consumption of professional footballers. Waynus does the field research.
[quote][p][bold]Waynus1971[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ynotdunne[/bold] wrote: Watch Hanson bang them in now. Real competition is what he has needed for an age. Great move[/p][/quote]I went into work today with a massive grin on my face. I work in Leeds and most support their local team. However, one lad stopped me to congratulate me on the team's performance but then quickly turned to our new signing. I asked who, as nothing had been announced at that time. He explained his girlfriend works in the offices at City and we had signed Andy Gray (to be confirmed later in the day). Obviously, I took his claim with a pinch of salt, especially when he said that she had told him that HANSON would be leaving shortly afterwards and not Wells....![/p][/quote]Pensioner Waynus working! Employed by a company carrying out research on the alcoholic consumption of professional footballers. Waynus does the field research. Peter300
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3:34pm Wed 9 Jan 13

Onebrianmitchell says...

Waynus1971 wrote:
Onebrianmitchell wrote:
I'm very sorry but that signing does ot excite me in the slightest. 35. 18 month contract. No football for months.
To be fair, how old was Thorne when he joined City? How old was Deano when he was in his 2nd spell for us? Both knocked the goals in. In fact, how old is Gary Jones and he was immense last night?

That said, the point made about not playing football in months does ring true and does concern me. The fitness coach is good (as could be clearly seen last night in the last 10mins), but surely even he can't work his magic and get Gray fit when we need him most.
All very good points in response Waynus.

The age thing is the least of my worries with the fitness coach and managerial team we have.

The lack of games is my main worry really.

Also think contract length is 6 months too long.
[quote][p][bold]Waynus1971[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Onebrianmitchell[/bold] wrote: I'm very sorry but that signing does ot excite me in the slightest. 35. 18 month contract. No football for months.[/p][/quote]To be fair, how old was Thorne when he joined City? How old was Deano when he was in his 2nd spell for us? Both knocked the goals in. In fact, how old is Gary Jones and he was immense last night? That said, the point made about not playing football in months does ring true and does concern me. The fitness coach is good (as could be clearly seen last night in the last 10mins), but surely even he can't work his magic and get Gray fit when we need him most.[/p][/quote]All very good points in response Waynus. The age thing is the least of my worries with the fitness coach and managerial team we have. The lack of games is my main worry really. Also think contract length is 6 months too long. Onebrianmitchell
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3:34pm Wed 9 Jan 13

Waynus1971 says...

nash5002 wrote:
Hopefully not one last pay day for him. He delayed and delayed last summer waiting for a better offer. He needs to have that desire as all the other squad members. With him and Davies on route back we look solid again. One more defender and I think we have the squad for the rest of the season especially if we keep extending Turgott's loan as hes gettign better and better.
Our problems will really start when Davies returns! McCardle has been immense (in most games this season) as a centre-back. The same could be said of McHugh. When those two play together, we look fairly solid. We have missed McHugh in recent games. When Andrew Davies returns, McHugh will probably be benched and that will be a real shame. However, what a 'problem' for Parkinson to have. For me, I would be looking to get Good's loan extended longer than just another month as he can cover at left-back (as proved last night).

I like Turgott, but will we need him in a month's time. Hines is a cracking player (and ours) and with Reid slowly getting back his fitness, I'm sure that should be enough. Keep Atkinson in the team and rotate Reid and Hines for the attacking wide player. I'm sure Atkinson can play right if Reid slots in on the left. Then we have Thompson too.

From a personal note, I would like to see Hannah leave (he isn't going to get a chance here) and we bring in another player, even until the end of the season. I would also look to releast RJones (another who won't get a look in) and try to bring in someone similar to Syers. We have GJones & Doyle for the midfield pairing and Ravenhill as the defensive midfield back-up. It would be good to have a different option from the bench if we were struggling to break a team down. If we were struggling against a Port Vale or Cheltenham and needed the win, we could sacrifice a GJones or Doyle and throw on a more attacking midfielder.

But these are just my thoughts.
[quote][p][bold]nash5002[/bold] wrote: Hopefully not one last pay day for him. He delayed and delayed last summer waiting for a better offer. He needs to have that desire as all the other squad members. With him and Davies on route back we look solid again. One more defender and I think we have the squad for the rest of the season especially if we keep extending Turgott's loan as hes gettign better and better.[/p][/quote]Our problems will really start when Davies returns! McCardle has been immense (in most games this season) as a centre-back. The same could be said of McHugh. When those two play together, we look fairly solid. We have missed McHugh in recent games. When Andrew Davies returns, McHugh will probably be benched and that will be a real shame. However, what a 'problem' for Parkinson to have. For me, I would be looking to get Good's loan extended longer than just another month as he can cover at left-back (as proved last night). I like Turgott, but will we need him in a month's time. Hines is a cracking player (and ours) and with Reid slowly getting back his fitness, I'm sure that should be enough. Keep Atkinson in the team and rotate Reid and Hines for the attacking wide player. I'm sure Atkinson can play right if Reid slots in on the left. Then we have Thompson too. From a personal note, I would like to see Hannah leave (he isn't going to get a chance here) and we bring in another player, even until the end of the season. I would also look to releast RJones (another who won't get a look in) and try to bring in someone similar to Syers. We have GJones & Doyle for the midfield pairing and Ravenhill as the defensive midfield back-up. It would be good to have a different option from the bench if we were struggling to break a team down. If we were struggling against a Port Vale or Cheltenham and needed the win, we could sacrifice a GJones or Doyle and throw on a more attacking midfielder. But these are just my thoughts. Waynus1971
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3:35pm Wed 9 Jan 13

cookie_brighton says...

onebrianmitchell....
....in this day and age 35 is not a bad age, many players are still playing at that age and older............2 names for an example...GIGGS 39.......SCHOLES 38.
ctid.
onebrianmitchell.... ....in this day and age 35 is not a bad age, many players are still playing at that age and older............2 names for an example...GIGGS 39.......SCHOLES 38. ctid. cookie_brighton
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3:35pm Wed 9 Jan 13

Rambo says...

Too all those saying Gray snubbed us. Gary Jones snubbed us 2 years ago.

Besides, Gray had a choice of the Championship or a team that finished 18th in League 2. What would you have done?
Too all those saying Gray snubbed us. Gary Jones snubbed us 2 years ago. Besides, Gray had a choice of the Championship or a team that finished 18th in League 2. What would you have done? Rambo
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3:35pm Wed 9 Jan 13

Onebrianmitchell says...

Peter300 wrote:
Onebrianmitchell wrote:
I'm ery sorry but that signing does ot excite me in the slightest. 35. 18 month contract. No football for months.
Gary Jones? How did that signing excite you? With your great knowledge of football. Obviously, you don't trust Phil Parkinson.
I do trust Parky. How can I not?

See my response to Waynus please.
[quote][p][bold]Peter300[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Onebrianmitchell[/bold] wrote: I'm ery sorry but that signing does ot excite me in the slightest. 35. 18 month contract. No football for months.[/p][/quote]Gary Jones? How did that signing excite you? With your great knowledge of football. Obviously, you don't trust Phil Parkinson.[/p][/quote]I do trust Parky. How can I not? See my response to Waynus please. Onebrianmitchell
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3:36pm Wed 9 Jan 13

Waynus1971 says...

Peter300 wrote:
Waynus1971 wrote:
Onebrianmitchell wrote: I'm very sorry but that signing does ot excite me in the slightest. 35. 18 month contract. No football for months.
To be fair, how old was Thorne when he joined City? How old was Deano when he was in his 2nd spell for us? Both knocked the goals in. In fact, how old is Gary Jones and he was immense last night? That said, the point made about not playing football in months does ring true and does concern me. The fitness coach is good (as could be clearly seen last night in the last 10mins), but surely even he can't work his magic and get Gray fit when we need him most.
Well, you don't know. Has pensioner Waynus investigated Andy's alcohol intake yet? No doubt you'll be out with your stopwatch making sure City players don't drink their shandies too quickly. You must have quite a dossier by now.
Yawn..........!
[quote][p][bold]Peter300[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Waynus1971[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Onebrianmitchell[/bold] wrote: I'm very sorry but that signing does ot excite me in the slightest. 35. 18 month contract. No football for months.[/p][/quote]To be fair, how old was Thorne when he joined City? How old was Deano when he was in his 2nd spell for us? Both knocked the goals in. In fact, how old is Gary Jones and he was immense last night? That said, the point made about not playing football in months does ring true and does concern me. The fitness coach is good (as could be clearly seen last night in the last 10mins), but surely even he can't work his magic and get Gray fit when we need him most.[/p][/quote]Well, you don't know. Has pensioner Waynus investigated Andy's alcohol intake yet? No doubt you'll be out with your stopwatch making sure City players don't drink their shandies too quickly. You must have quite a dossier by now.[/p][/quote]Yawn..........! Waynus1971
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3:38pm Wed 9 Jan 13

Beeceefcee says...

Peter300 wrote:
Beeceefcee wrote:
He must have known when he signed for the dirties he was never going to play regularly in that division so why did he turn us down in the summer??
Where would you rather play? Championship or League 2?
Agreed. But he hasn't played and he must have known he would be bench warming. Who is going to keep those sub seats warm at elland road now he's gone?
[quote][p][bold]Peter300[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Beeceefcee[/bold] wrote: He must have known when he signed for the dirties he was never going to play regularly in that division so why did he turn us down in the summer??[/p][/quote]Where would you rather play? Championship or League 2?[/p][/quote]Agreed. But he hasn't played and he must have known he would be bench warming. Who is going to keep those sub seats warm at elland road now he's gone? Beeceefcee
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3:38pm Wed 9 Jan 13

Waynus1971 says...

Peter300 wrote:
Waynus1971 wrote:
ynotdunne wrote: Watch Hanson bang them in now. Real competition is what he has needed for an age. Great move
I went into work today with a massive grin on my face. I work in Leeds and most support their local team. However, one lad stopped me to congratulate me on the team's performance but then quickly turned to our new signing. I asked who, as nothing had been announced at that time. He explained his girlfriend works in the offices at City and we had signed Andy Gray (to be confirmed later in the day). Obviously, I took his claim with a pinch of salt, especially when he said that she had told him that HANSON would be leaving shortly afterwards and not Wells....!
Pensioner Waynus working! Employed by a company carrying out research on the alcoholic consumption of professional footballers. Waynus does the field research.
Two on the bounce. Yer gonna have me asleep in a minute.....!
Yawn.....!
[quote][p][bold]Peter300[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Waynus1971[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ynotdunne[/bold] wrote: Watch Hanson bang them in now. Real competition is what he has needed for an age. Great move[/p][/quote]I went into work today with a massive grin on my face. I work in Leeds and most support their local team. However, one lad stopped me to congratulate me on the team's performance but then quickly turned to our new signing. I asked who, as nothing had been announced at that time. He explained his girlfriend works in the offices at City and we had signed Andy Gray (to be confirmed later in the day). Obviously, I took his claim with a pinch of salt, especially when he said that she had told him that HANSON would be leaving shortly afterwards and not Wells....![/p][/quote]Pensioner Waynus working! Employed by a company carrying out research on the alcoholic consumption of professional footballers. Waynus does the field research.[/p][/quote]Two on the bounce. Yer gonna have me asleep in a minute.....! Yawn.....! Waynus1971
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3:42pm Wed 9 Jan 13

Waynus1971 says...

Onebrianmitchell wrote:
Waynus1971 wrote:
Onebrianmitchell wrote: I'm very sorry but that signing does ot excite me in the slightest. 35. 18 month contract. No football for months.
To be fair, how old was Thorne when he joined City? How old was Deano when he was in his 2nd spell for us? Both knocked the goals in. In fact, how old is Gary Jones and he was immense last night? That said, the point made about not playing football in months does ring true and does concern me. The fitness coach is good (as could be clearly seen last night in the last 10mins), but surely even he can't work his magic and get Gray fit when we need him most.
All very good points in response Waynus. The age thing is the least of my worries with the fitness coach and managerial team we have. The lack of games is my main worry really. Also think contract length is 6 months too long.
Personally, I would have been looking at 6mths with the option of another 12 after. I can only assume we had offered a 2yr contract last Summer, so we have effectively offered the same again.

His fitness, due to a lack of games in my concern. Plus, how long will it take him to regain his touch etc?
[quote][p][bold]Onebrianmitchell[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Waynus1971[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Onebrianmitchell[/bold] wrote: I'm very sorry but that signing does ot excite me in the slightest. 35. 18 month contract. No football for months.[/p][/quote]To be fair, how old was Thorne when he joined City? How old was Deano when he was in his 2nd spell for us? Both knocked the goals in. In fact, how old is Gary Jones and he was immense last night? That said, the point made about not playing football in months does ring true and does concern me. The fitness coach is good (as could be clearly seen last night in the last 10mins), but surely even he can't work his magic and get Gray fit when we need him most.[/p][/quote]All very good points in response Waynus. The age thing is the least of my worries with the fitness coach and managerial team we have. The lack of games is my main worry really. Also think contract length is 6 months too long.[/p][/quote]Personally, I would have been looking at 6mths with the option of another 12 after. I can only assume we had offered a 2yr contract last Summer, so we have effectively offered the same again. His fitness, due to a lack of games in my concern. Plus, how long will it take him to regain his touch etc? Waynus1971
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3:46pm Wed 9 Jan 13

Waynus1971 says...

cookie_brighton wrote:
onebrianmitchell.... ....in this day and age 35 is not a bad age, many players are still playing at that age and older............2 names for an example...GIGGS 39.......SCHOLES 38. ctid.
I think his concern (and mine too, if I'm honest), is the fact that he isn't a young player who will regain fitness and sharpness quickly. He has played 1 competitive game all season and for a 35+ yr old to start playing competitive football again, it will be like not having a pre-season. Can anyone remember what Doyle was like when he first arrived? It took him a while to get back his fitness and composure (and he is nowhere near as old).
[quote][p][bold]cookie_brighton[/bold] wrote: onebrianmitchell.... ....in this day and age 35 is not a bad age, many players are still playing at that age and older............2 names for an example...GIGGS 39.......SCHOLES 38. ctid.[/p][/quote]I think his concern (and mine too, if I'm honest), is the fact that he isn't a young player who will regain fitness and sharpness quickly. He has played 1 competitive game all season and for a 35+ yr old to start playing competitive football again, it will be like not having a pre-season. Can anyone remember what Doyle was like when he first arrived? It took him a while to get back his fitness and composure (and he is nowhere near as old). Waynus1971
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4:14pm Wed 9 Jan 13

oddshapedballs says...

the guy is a washed up 35 yr old. wow boat really pushed out!!
Wells gone shortly
the guy is a washed up 35 yr old. wow boat really pushed out!! Wells gone shortly oddshapedballs
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4:15pm Wed 9 Jan 13

Beeceefcee says...

At the end of the day we have to trust Parkys judgement which as worked so far. Lots of signings at the start of the season that we all worried about, Atkinson for one!!!! He is like a different player to last year. Parkys tactics have worked pretty well so far apart from a couple of times. Thought it was strange last night to play Hines over Reid and look how well he played?
ONWARDS AND UPWARDS!!!!!
At the end of the day we have to trust Parkys judgement which as worked so far. Lots of signings at the start of the season that we all worried about, Atkinson for one!!!! He is like a different player to last year. Parkys tactics have worked pretty well so far apart from a couple of times. Thought it was strange last night to play Hines over Reid and look how well he played? ONWARDS AND UPWARDS!!!!! Beeceefcee
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4:40pm Wed 9 Jan 13

Meat Pie says...

He wasn't that good last time he was here.

Sorry, but this signing doesn't fill me with any optimism - an old player who doesn't score many goals and didn't want to play for the club 6 months ago!
He wasn't that good last time he was here. Sorry, but this signing doesn't fill me with any optimism - an old player who doesn't score many goals and didn't want to play for the club 6 months ago! Meat Pie
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5:03pm Wed 9 Jan 13

Freddy says...

* Did wonder if Gray could play in the JPT Competition.?
*
He must have been playing in the 'Stiffs ' at ' Weeds'. Also I know our fitness coach will work on him straight away--to get him up to the City Squad's high level of fitness.
*
Also Gray will be an excellent back-up Striker, should 'Parky' want to change the game plans during future matches. --Plus he is a further back-up Player, should any injuries occur.
*
I recall during the last close Season. 'Parky's' signings were all viewed with caution. How they have ALL developed into a great fighting team. Despite ALL the injuries that have dogged the Squad- to date.
*
* Did wonder if Gray could play in the JPT Competition.? * He must have been playing in the 'Stiffs ' at ' Weeds'. Also I know our fitness coach will work on him straight away--to get him up to the City Squad's high level of fitness. * Also Gray will be an excellent back-up Striker, should 'Parky' want to change the game plans during future matches. --Plus he is a further back-up Player, should any injuries occur. * I recall during the last close Season. 'Parky's' signings were all viewed with caution. How they have ALL developed into a great fighting team. Despite ALL the injuries that have dogged the Squad- to date. * Freddy
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5:03pm Wed 9 Jan 13

Pablo says...

PP's options in bringing in a striker were limited, given the dearth of talent available to us.

Some of the names bandied about on here filled me with no enthusiasm.

Andy Gray is probably the best we could expect and will enable Hanson to have a breather.
PP's options in bringing in a striker were limited, given the dearth of talent available to us. Some of the names bandied about on here filled me with no enthusiasm. Andy Gray is probably the best we could expect and will enable Hanson to have a breather. Pablo
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5:06pm Wed 9 Jan 13

Victor Clayton says...

Waynus1971 wrote:
Onebrianmitchell wrote:
Waynus1971 wrote:
Onebrianmitchell wrote: I'm very sorry but that signing does ot excite me in the slightest. 35. 18 month contract. No football for months.
To be fair, how old was Thorne when he joined City? How old was Deano when he was in his 2nd spell for us? Both knocked the goals in. In fact, how old is Gary Jones and he was immense last night? That said, the point made about not playing football in months does ring true and does concern me. The fitness coach is good (as could be clearly seen last night in the last 10mins), but surely even he can't work his magic and get Gray fit when we need him most.
All very good points in response Waynus. The age thing is the least of my worries with the fitness coach and managerial team we have. The lack of games is my main worry really. Also think contract length is 6 months too long.
Personally, I would have been looking at 6mths with the option of another 12 after. I can only assume we had offered a 2yr contract last Summer, so we have effectively offered the same again. His fitness, due to a lack of games in my concern. Plus, how long will it take him to regain his touch etc?
Choosing Leeds over us is not really a factor IMO. In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s worked out better for us. And we are now getting 18 months for the price of 12, with Leeds picking up the rest of the tab.
[quote][p][bold]Waynus1971[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Onebrianmitchell[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Waynus1971[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Onebrianmitchell[/bold] wrote: I'm very sorry but that signing does ot excite me in the slightest. 35. 18 month contract. No football for months.[/p][/quote]To be fair, how old was Thorne when he joined City? How old was Deano when he was in his 2nd spell for us? Both knocked the goals in. In fact, how old is Gary Jones and he was immense last night? That said, the point made about not playing football in months does ring true and does concern me. The fitness coach is good (as could be clearly seen last night in the last 10mins), but surely even he can't work his magic and get Gray fit when we need him most.[/p][/quote]All very good points in response Waynus. The age thing is the least of my worries with the fitness coach and managerial team we have. The lack of games is my main worry really. Also think contract length is 6 months too long.[/p][/quote]Personally, I would have been looking at 6mths with the option of another 12 after. I can only assume we had offered a 2yr contract last Summer, so we have effectively offered the same again. His fitness, due to a lack of games in my concern. Plus, how long will it take him to regain his touch etc?[/p][/quote]Choosing Leeds over us is not really a factor IMO. In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s worked out better for us. And we are now getting 18 months for the price of 12, with Leeds picking up the rest of the tab. Victor Clayton
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5:07pm Wed 9 Jan 13

gspot01 says...

After the names i've heard over the last couple of weeks i must say i'm a little dissapointed but in Parky I Trust.
.
Greedy players have always annoyed me and that is exactly what he was in the summer knowing he wouldn't play for leeds but opted for the bigger wages.
.
Although this signing doesn't exactly flaot my boat at least he'll know where the onion bag is when the chances crop up in the box which i suppose is what we need.
.
Let's see.
After the names i've heard over the last couple of weeks i must say i'm a little dissapointed but in Parky I Trust. . Greedy players have always annoyed me and that is exactly what he was in the summer knowing he wouldn't play for leeds but opted for the bigger wages. . Although this signing doesn't exactly flaot my boat at least he'll know where the onion bag is when the chances crop up in the box which i suppose is what we need. . Let's see. gspot01
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5:21pm Wed 9 Jan 13

Beeceefcee says...

Meat Pie wrote:
He wasn't that good last time he was here.

Sorry, but this signing doesn't fill me with any optimism - an old player who doesn't score many goals and didn't want to play for the club 6 months ago!
Oh dear! The manic depressives are back on the scene.
IN PARKY WE HAVE TO TRUST!!
[quote][p][bold]Meat Pie[/bold] wrote: He wasn't that good last time he was here. Sorry, but this signing doesn't fill me with any optimism - an old player who doesn't score many goals and didn't want to play for the club 6 months ago![/p][/quote]Oh dear! The manic depressives are back on the scene. IN PARKY WE HAVE TO TRUST!! Beeceefcee
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5:22pm Wed 9 Jan 13

GABRIEL.NORDE says...

Well done to Phil Parkinson! Great news, a very good signing and, an 18 month contract IS IDEAL. As he says "Buy into what he's TRYING to achieve here". Those are words from a person who DOES care bout the CLUB, its SUPPORTERS and, THE CITY. And bringing Andy Gray back "home" where he'll be 'appreciated' is a shrewd move.I like PP's commonsense. He is a VERY GOOD manager, please let's not say "coach". Thank you's
Well done to Phil Parkinson! Great news, a very good signing and, an 18 month contract IS IDEAL. As he says "Buy into what he's TRYING to achieve here". Those are words from a person who DOES care bout the CLUB, its SUPPORTERS and, THE CITY. And bringing Andy Gray back "home" where he'll be 'appreciated' is a shrewd move.I like PP's commonsense. He is a VERY GOOD manager, please let's not say "coach". Thank you's GABRIEL.NORDE
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5:25pm Wed 9 Jan 13

Victor Clayton says...

gspot01 wrote:
After the names i've heard over the last couple of weeks i must say i'm a little dissapointed but in Parky I Trust. . Greedy players have always annoyed me and that is exactly what he was in the summer knowing he wouldn't play for leeds but opted for the bigger wages. . Although this signing doesn't exactly flaot my boat at least he'll know where the onion bag is when the chances crop up in the box which i suppose is what we need. . Let's see.
To be fair, if a 35 yr old opted to take less money at second div club over more at a championship one, he would have to be daft.
[quote][p][bold]gspot01[/bold] wrote: After the names i've heard over the last couple of weeks i must say i'm a little dissapointed but in Parky I Trust. . Greedy players have always annoyed me and that is exactly what he was in the summer knowing he wouldn't play for leeds but opted for the bigger wages. . Although this signing doesn't exactly flaot my boat at least he'll know where the onion bag is when the chances crop up in the box which i suppose is what we need. . Let's see.[/p][/quote]To be fair, if a 35 yr old opted to take less money at second div club over more at a championship one, he would have to be daft. Victor Clayton
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5:26pm Wed 9 Jan 13

GABRIEL.NORDE says...

Well done to Phil Parkinson! Great news, a very good signing and, an 18 month contract IS IDEAL. As he says "Buy into what he's TRYING to achieve here". Those are words from a person who DOES care bout the CLUB, its SUPPORTERS and, THE CITY. And bringing Andy Gray back "home" where he'll be 'appreciated' is a shrewd move.I like PP's commonsense. He is a VERY GOOD manager, please let's not say "coach". Thank you's
Well done to Phil Parkinson! Great news, a very good signing and, an 18 month contract IS IDEAL. As he says "Buy into what he's TRYING to achieve here". Those are words from a person who DOES care bout the CLUB, its SUPPORTERS and, THE CITY. And bringing Andy Gray back "home" where he'll be 'appreciated' is a shrewd move.I like PP's commonsense. He is a VERY GOOD manager, please let's not say "coach". Thank you's GABRIEL.NORDE
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5:28pm Wed 9 Jan 13

macca1969 says...

Freddy wrote:
* Did wonder if Gray could play in the JPT Competition.?
*
He must have been playing in the 'Stiffs ' at ' Weeds'. Also I know our fitness coach will work on him straight away--to get him up to the City Squad's high level of fitness.
*
Also Gray will be an excellent back-up Striker, should 'Parky' want to change the game plans during future matches. --Plus he is a further back-up Player, should any injuries occur.
*
I recall during the last close Season. 'Parky's' signings were all viewed with caution. How they have ALL developed into a great fighting team. Despite ALL the injuries that have dogged the Squad- to date.
*
Good points Freddy and yes he is available to play in jpt as competition is only for bottom two leagues. Leeds not entering it as a championship club means he isn't cup tied. Should be able to give Hanson a rest next Tuesday night and if all going well Saturday against oxford maybe the last twenty minutes as well. :)
[quote][p][bold]Freddy[/bold] wrote: * Did wonder if Gray could play in the JPT Competition.? * He must have been playing in the 'Stiffs ' at ' Weeds'. Also I know our fitness coach will work on him straight away--to get him up to the City Squad's high level of fitness. * Also Gray will be an excellent back-up Striker, should 'Parky' want to change the game plans during future matches. --Plus he is a further back-up Player, should any injuries occur. * I recall during the last close Season. 'Parky's' signings were all viewed with caution. How they have ALL developed into a great fighting team. Despite ALL the injuries that have dogged the Squad- to date. *[/p][/quote]Good points Freddy and yes he is available to play in jpt as competition is only for bottom two leagues. Leeds not entering it as a championship club means he isn't cup tied. Should be able to give Hanson a rest next Tuesday night and if all going well Saturday against oxford maybe the last twenty minutes as well. :) macca1969
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5:37pm Wed 9 Jan 13

bcfc1903 says...

Great signing...Gray is a class act....never blamed him for joining the Leeds in the summer.....his family have great ties with that club and Andy is a supporter plus as a player you always want to play at the highest level.... like most BCFC fans LUFC aren't my favourite team lol.... but great to have you back Andy and good luck!!!!

**

We shout with pride...we'll never hide...Claret and Amber!!!!!
Great signing...Gray is a class act....never blamed him for joining the Leeds in the summer.....his family have great ties with that club and Andy is a supporter plus as a player you always want to play at the highest level.... like most BCFC fans LUFC aren't my favourite team lol.... but great to have you back Andy and good luck!!!! ** We shout with pride...we'll never hide...Claret and Amber!!!!! bcfc1903
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5:45pm Wed 9 Jan 13

shaun from richmond says...

Peter300 wrote:
shaun from richmond wrote: Im quicker than Gray, and Im in my 50s!!. I do hope they havnt gone MAD on his wages!. I also HOPE the rumour I heard last night regarding Wells isnt true!! (3 Championship clubs are in a "Dutch Auction" for him)
Thanks for donating some money to CITY shaun. It is SO kind of you because you don't support the chairmen, you don't support the manager, you don't support the players and you don't support the team..........!!!!!! !!!!!! DEADBEAT shaun.....gives money to City.....Thank you once again...been to DUBAI lately?????????
YEP !!!!.
[quote][p][bold]Peter300[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]shaun from richmond[/bold] wrote: Im quicker than Gray, and Im in my 50s!!. I do hope they havnt gone MAD on his wages!. I also HOPE the rumour I heard last night regarding Wells isnt true!! (3 Championship clubs are in a "Dutch Auction" for him)[/p][/quote]Thanks for donating some money to CITY shaun. It is SO kind of you because you don't support the chairmen, you don't support the manager, you don't support the players and you don't support the team..........!!!!!! !!!!!! DEADBEAT shaun.....gives money to City.....Thank you once again...been to DUBAI lately?????????[/p][/quote]YEP !!!!. shaun from richmond
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6:44pm Wed 9 Jan 13

nowt fresh says...

Meat Pie wrote:
He wasn't that good last time he was here. Sorry, but this signing doesn't fill me with any optimism - an old player who doesn't score many goals and didn't want to play for the club 6 months ago!
Last time I believe we were in the Championship ??.
[quote][p][bold]Meat Pie[/bold] wrote: He wasn't that good last time he was here. Sorry, but this signing doesn't fill me with any optimism - an old player who doesn't score many goals and didn't want to play for the club 6 months ago![/p][/quote]Last time I believe we were in the Championship ??. nowt fresh
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6:51pm Wed 9 Jan 13

nowt fresh says...

macca1969 wrote:
Freddy wrote: * Did wonder if Gray could play in the JPT Competition.? * He must have been playing in the 'Stiffs ' at ' Weeds'. Also I know our fitness coach will work on him straight away--to get him up to the City Squad's high level of fitness. * Also Gray will be an excellent back-up Striker, should 'Parky' want to change the game plans during future matches. --Plus he is a further back-up Player, should any injuries occur. * I recall during the last close Season. 'Parky's' signings were all viewed with caution. How they have ALL developed into a great fighting team. Despite ALL the injuries that have dogged the Squad- to date. *
Good points Freddy and yes he is available to play in jpt as competition is only for bottom two leagues. Leeds not entering it as a championship club means he isn't cup tied. Should be able to give Hanson a rest next Tuesday night and if all going well Saturday against oxford maybe the last twenty minutes as well. :)
"But he has found opportunities there limited and has started only one game in the Capital One Cup"
Keep up macca1969 :-))
[quote][p][bold]macca1969[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Freddy[/bold] wrote: * Did wonder if Gray could play in the JPT Competition.? * He must have been playing in the 'Stiffs ' at ' Weeds'. Also I know our fitness coach will work on him straight away--to get him up to the City Squad's high level of fitness. * Also Gray will be an excellent back-up Striker, should 'Parky' want to change the game plans during future matches. --Plus he is a further back-up Player, should any injuries occur. * I recall during the last close Season. 'Parky's' signings were all viewed with caution. How they have ALL developed into a great fighting team. Despite ALL the injuries that have dogged the Squad- to date. *[/p][/quote]Good points Freddy and yes he is available to play in jpt as competition is only for bottom two leagues. Leeds not entering it as a championship club means he isn't cup tied. Should be able to give Hanson a rest next Tuesday night and if all going well Saturday against oxford maybe the last twenty minutes as well. :)[/p][/quote]"But he has found opportunities there limited and has started only one game in the Capital One Cup" Keep up macca1969 :-)) nowt fresh
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6:53pm Wed 9 Jan 13

nowt fresh says...

nowt fresh wrote:
macca1969 wrote:
Freddy wrote: * Did wonder if Gray could play in the JPT Competition.? * He must have been playing in the 'Stiffs ' at ' Weeds'. Also I know our fitness coach will work on him straight away--to get him up to the City Squad's high level of fitness. * Also Gray will be an excellent back-up Striker, should 'Parky' want to change the game plans during future matches. --Plus he is a further back-up Player, should any injuries occur. * I recall during the last close Season. 'Parky's' signings were all viewed with caution. How they have ALL developed into a great fighting team. Despite ALL the injuries that have dogged the Squad- to date. *
Good points Freddy and yes he is available to play in jpt as competition is only for bottom two leagues. Leeds not entering it as a championship club means he isn't cup tied. Should be able to give Hanson a rest next Tuesday night and if all going well Saturday against oxford maybe the last twenty minutes as well. :)
"But he has found opportunities there limited and has started only one game in the Capital One Cup" Keep up macca1969 :-))
Sorry macca1969 thought he was on about the capital one ops.
[quote][p][bold]nowt fresh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]macca1969[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Freddy[/bold] wrote: * Did wonder if Gray could play in the JPT Competition.? * He must have been playing in the 'Stiffs ' at ' Weeds'. Also I know our fitness coach will work on him straight away--to get him up to the City Squad's high level of fitness. * Also Gray will be an excellent back-up Striker, should 'Parky' want to change the game plans during future matches. --Plus he is a further back-up Player, should any injuries occur. * I recall during the last close Season. 'Parky's' signings were all viewed with caution. How they have ALL developed into a great fighting team. Despite ALL the injuries that have dogged the Squad- to date. *[/p][/quote]Good points Freddy and yes he is available to play in jpt as competition is only for bottom two leagues. Leeds not entering it as a championship club means he isn't cup tied. Should be able to give Hanson a rest next Tuesday night and if all going well Saturday against oxford maybe the last twenty minutes as well. :)[/p][/quote]"But he has found opportunities there limited and has started only one game in the Capital One Cup" Keep up macca1969 :-))[/p][/quote]Sorry macca1969 thought he was on about the capital one ops. nowt fresh
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6:56pm Wed 9 Jan 13

macca1969 says...

nowt fresh wrote:
nowt fresh wrote:
macca1969 wrote:
Freddy wrote: * Did wonder if Gray could play in the JPT Competition.? * He must have been playing in the 'Stiffs ' at ' Weeds'. Also I know our fitness coach will work on him straight away--to get him up to the City Squad's high level of fitness. * Also Gray will be an excellent back-up Striker, should 'Parky' want to change the game plans during future matches. --Plus he is a further back-up Player, should any injuries occur. * I recall during the last close Season. 'Parky's' signings were all viewed with caution. How they have ALL developed into a great fighting team. Despite ALL the injuries that have dogged the Squad- to date. *
Good points Freddy and yes he is available to play in jpt as competition is only for bottom two leagues. Leeds not entering it as a championship club means he isn't cup tied. Should be able to give Hanson a rest next Tuesday night and if all going well Saturday against oxford maybe the last twenty minutes as well. :)
"But he has found opportunities there limited and has started only one game in the Capital One Cup" Keep up macca1969 :-))
Sorry macca1969 thought he was on about the capital one ops.
No worries lol
[quote][p][bold]nowt fresh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nowt fresh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]macca1969[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Freddy[/bold] wrote: * Did wonder if Gray could play in the JPT Competition.? * He must have been playing in the 'Stiffs ' at ' Weeds'. Also I know our fitness coach will work on him straight away--to get him up to the City Squad's high level of fitness. * Also Gray will be an excellent back-up Striker, should 'Parky' want to change the game plans during future matches. --Plus he is a further back-up Player, should any injuries occur. * I recall during the last close Season. 'Parky's' signings were all viewed with caution. How they have ALL developed into a great fighting team. Despite ALL the injuries that have dogged the Squad- to date. *[/p][/quote]Good points Freddy and yes he is available to play in jpt as competition is only for bottom two leagues. Leeds not entering it as a championship club means he isn't cup tied. Should be able to give Hanson a rest next Tuesday night and if all going well Saturday against oxford maybe the last twenty minutes as well. :)[/p][/quote]"But he has found opportunities there limited and has started only one game in the Capital One Cup" Keep up macca1969 :-))[/p][/quote]Sorry macca1969 thought he was on about the capital one ops.[/p][/quote]No worries lol macca1969
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6:57pm Wed 9 Jan 13

BANT MAN says...

Village Bantam wrote:
BANT MAN wrote:
Quality signing! Anyone know if he is cup tied or not?...
LOL - just read the headline?

The article says he's made just one appearance all season in the Capital One Cup
The article was shorter when I wrote the question there was no mention of the games he'd played, lol. Answers the question now though...
[quote][p][bold]Village Bantam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BANT MAN[/bold] wrote: Quality signing! Anyone know if he is cup tied or not?...[/p][/quote]LOL - just read the headline? The article says he's made just one appearance all season in the Capital One Cup[/p][/quote]The article was shorter when I wrote the question there was no mention of the games he'd played, lol. Answers the question now though... BANT MAN
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7:11pm Wed 9 Jan 13

Crags says...

A lot of talk about Gray being a back up striker. I hope Connell is not forgotten as he is an intelligent player and scores vital goals as a back up striker. A lot has been said about Gray's age however Lee Hughes signed for Port Vale and he is 36. Parkinson knows the player and what he is capable of and the excellent squad he has put together will welcome and benefit from Gray's experience.
A lot of talk about Gray being a back up striker. I hope Connell is not forgotten as he is an intelligent player and scores vital goals as a back up striker. A lot has been said about Gray's age however Lee Hughes signed for Port Vale and he is 36. Parkinson knows the player and what he is capable of and the excellent squad he has put together will welcome and benefit from Gray's experience. Crags
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7:19pm Wed 9 Jan 13

lonniejockstrap says...

It's not as if Andy Gray has been out injured and is just coming back to fitness. He will have trained as much as the other Leeds players have. He's just short of 'match fitness'. Expect him to come off the bench or start with idea of playing only part of a game.
It's not as if Andy Gray has been out injured and is just coming back to fitness. He will have trained as much as the other Leeds players have. He's just short of 'match fitness'. Expect him to come off the bench or start with idea of playing only part of a game. lonniejockstrap
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9:04pm Wed 9 Jan 13

gusbantam says...

tyker2 wrote:
Onebrianmitchell wrote:
I'm ery sorry but that signing does ot excite me in the slightest.

35. 18 month contract. No football for months.
agree completely: dad's army maybe
Totally agree. He was poor first time round and pretty lazy most of the time. He's coming to us because he's a local lad and doesn't want to move at his age.

We need a better striker than Hanson if we are to go up not a twenty minute substitute. Hanson was good last night but apart from the header on the bar, he should have made more of his chances, 2 goals in 26?? Gray won't give us much better.
[quote][p][bold]tyker2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Onebrianmitchell[/bold] wrote: I'm ery sorry but that signing does ot excite me in the slightest. 35. 18 month contract. No football for months.[/p][/quote]agree completely: dad's army maybe[/p][/quote]Totally agree. He was poor first time round and pretty lazy most of the time. He's coming to us because he's a local lad and doesn't want to move at his age. We need a better striker than Hanson if we are to go up not a twenty minute substitute. Hanson was good last night but apart from the header on the bar, he should have made more of his chances, 2 goals in 26?? Gray won't give us much better. gusbantam
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10:40pm Wed 9 Jan 13

nowt fresh says...

I realy do hope Phil Parkinson doesn't read some of the crap written on this message board,he must be thinking what do I need to do to shut some of these FIFA manager 2013 up ?? talk about wanabee's weve just beaten Villa 3-1 having a great season and some are still questioning some of his signings, some of you are realy clueless!! YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE.
I realy do hope Phil Parkinson doesn't read some of the crap written on this message board,he must be thinking what do I need to do to shut some of these FIFA manager 2013 up ?? talk about wanabee's weve just beaten Villa 3-1 having a great season and some are still questioning some of his signings, some of you are realy clueless!! YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE. nowt fresh
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12:39am Thu 10 Jan 13

Dancinfeet says...

Give the lad a chance before you start bringing him down. Inks not even dry yet. At the end of the day, at the minute we are a league 2 side so bringing in top players is tough. I think some people were expecting pope from port vale or something, not gonna happen! Enjoy this amazing season and support our boys.
Give the lad a chance before you start bringing him down. Inks not even dry yet. At the end of the day, at the minute we are a league 2 side so bringing in top players is tough. I think some people were expecting pope from port vale or something, not gonna happen! Enjoy this amazing season and support our boys. Dancinfeet
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4:12am Thu 10 Jan 13

tyker2 says...

did Leeds pay us to take him off their hands to free up their budget for a player they can actually use in the championship?

Was PP Gray's manager at Charlton or is that just coincidence?
did Leeds pay us to take him off their hands to free up their budget for a player they can actually use in the championship? Was PP Gray's manager at Charlton or is that just coincidence? tyker2
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7:11am Thu 10 Jan 13

Meat Pie says...

nowt fresh wrote:
Meat Pie wrote: He wasn't that good last time he was here. Sorry, but this signing doesn't fill me with any optimism - an old player who doesn't score many goals and didn't want to play for the club 6 months ago!
Last time I believe we were in the Championship ??.
And now he's 9 years older - what's your point?
[quote][p][bold]nowt fresh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Meat Pie[/bold] wrote: He wasn't that good last time he was here. Sorry, but this signing doesn't fill me with any optimism - an old player who doesn't score many goals and didn't want to play for the club 6 months ago![/p][/quote]Last time I believe we were in the Championship ??.[/p][/quote]And now he's 9 years older - what's your point? Meat Pie
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8:43am Thu 10 Jan 13

tyker2 says...

Cannot see much of the recent cash inputs being spent any time soon.
Cannot see much of the recent cash inputs being spent any time soon. tyker2
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8:47am Thu 10 Jan 13

dannbradfc says...

tyker2 wrote:
Onebrianmitchell wrote: I'm ery sorry but that signing does ot excite me in the slightest. 35. 18 month contract. No football for months.
agree completely: dad's army maybe
Gary JOnes????????
[quote][p][bold]tyker2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Onebrianmitchell[/bold] wrote: I'm ery sorry but that signing does ot excite me in the slightest. 35. 18 month contract. No football for months.[/p][/quote]agree completely: dad's army maybe[/p][/quote]Gary JOnes???????? dannbradfc
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10:20am Thu 10 Jan 13

bettyswollocks says...

Birky_Neil wrote:
Did he not snub us in the summer thinking he was better than us? How times change! Not excited by this signing but in parky I trust and will watch this space.
My sentiments exactly.

I didn't rate him first time round and fear he may be well past it now.
[quote][p][bold]Birky_Neil[/bold] wrote: Did he not snub us in the summer thinking he was better than us? How times change! Not excited by this signing but in parky I trust and will watch this space.[/p][/quote]My sentiments exactly. I didn't rate him first time round and fear he may be well past it now. bettyswollocks
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11:49am Thu 10 Jan 13

nowt fresh says...

Meat Pie wrote:
nowt fresh wrote:
Meat Pie wrote: He wasn't that good last time he was here. Sorry, but this signing doesn't fill me with any optimism - an old player who doesn't score many goals and didn't want to play for the club 6 months ago!
Last time I believe we were in the Championship ??.
And now he's 9 years older - what's your point?
As many have pointed out Peter Thorne joined us well into his 30s and did a good job,Deano had his last spell with us when he was well over 30 and did a good job, plus it's hardly a quality division is it Meat Pie??.
[quote][p][bold]Meat Pie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nowt fresh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Meat Pie[/bold] wrote: He wasn't that good last time he was here. Sorry, but this signing doesn't fill me with any optimism - an old player who doesn't score many goals and didn't want to play for the club 6 months ago![/p][/quote]Last time I believe we were in the Championship ??.[/p][/quote]And now he's 9 years older - what's your point?[/p][/quote]As many have pointed out Peter Thorne joined us well into his 30s and did a good job,Deano had his last spell with us when he was well over 30 and did a good job, plus it's hardly a quality division is it Meat Pie??. nowt fresh
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12:12pm Thu 10 Jan 13

Prisoner Cell Block A says...

And Gary Jones who apart from a mid season blip after coming back from injury has been one of our better performers and most energetic midfielders ever. This after turning us down last season and being 35.

Andy Gray could be one of those final pieces in the jigsaw that we need, we all, or most of us appreciate the attributes Hanson has and brings to the team but we are all well aware that his goal tally is falling short of what any of us, himself and the management included, would want or expect from a number 9.

Let's leave the manager to continue to bolster and build his squad and form them into playing his style and working to his plan. The fact he mentions 'buying in' means he has laid some facts about his plans out for Andy Gray to consider and Gray must be happy enough that these are in line with his expectations for his final career move.
And Gary Jones who apart from a mid season blip after coming back from injury has been one of our better performers and most energetic midfielders ever. This after turning us down last season and being 35. Andy Gray could be one of those final pieces in the jigsaw that we need, we all, or most of us appreciate the attributes Hanson has and brings to the team but we are all well aware that his goal tally is falling short of what any of us, himself and the management included, would want or expect from a number 9. Let's leave the manager to continue to bolster and build his squad and form them into playing his style and working to his plan. The fact he mentions 'buying in' means he has laid some facts about his plans out for Andy Gray to consider and Gray must be happy enough that these are in line with his expectations for his final career move. Prisoner Cell Block A
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2:07pm Thu 10 Jan 13

bcfc1903 says...

Regarding Gary Jones...his game isn't suited to a diamond formation...for me there has been no blip..maybe one average game against Rochdale...the other games....if he'd have played in a straight 442..Gary would have been awesome as usual...i'm sure for the most part of the season except maybe the odd game Phil will bin the diamond!!!

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We shout with pride...we'll never hide...Claret and Amber!!!!!!
Regarding Gary Jones...his game isn't suited to a diamond formation...for me there has been no blip..maybe one average game against Rochdale...the other games....if he'd have played in a straight 442..Gary would have been awesome as usual...i'm sure for the most part of the season except maybe the odd game Phil will bin the diamond!!! ** We shout with pride...we'll never hide...Claret and Amber!!!!!! bcfc1903
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3:30pm Fri 11 Jan 13

Prisoner Cell Block A says...

Well before the Rochdale game mate, just after his return from injury, he looked a bit out of sorts and wasn't his energetic self is all I was saying for about two or three games, fully behind Gary as a player, a mentor and someone who has grabbed our team and season by the scruff and helped drag us to where we are now, he is also the 'general' in that middle we have missed since McCall graced us.
Well before the Rochdale game mate, just after his return from injury, he looked a bit out of sorts and wasn't his energetic self is all I was saying for about two or three games, fully behind Gary as a player, a mentor and someone who has grabbed our team and season by the scruff and helped drag us to where we are now, he is also the 'general' in that middle we have missed since McCall graced us. Prisoner Cell Block A
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