Bradford City in decent shape despite Jason Kennedy blow

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: City missed out on signing Jason Kennedy but can still use the emergency loan market if they need to strengthen City missed out on signing Jason Kennedy but can still use the emergency loan market if they need to strengthen

Phil Parkinson insists City’s squad is strong enough for the battle ahead despite missing out on Rochdale midfielder Jason Kennedy.

Parkinson had hoped to add Kennedy to the influx of Dale old boys at Valley Parade before the transfer window shut last night. But after several on-off negotiations, the plug was suddenly pulled an hour before the 11pm deadline.

One player did leave City as Ritchie Jones agreed to cancel his contract six months early. The last survivor of Peter Jackson’s signings has been on the fringes of Parkinson’s squad this season.

With the late disappointment of Kennedy’s non-deal, City could not add to the three players they had already signed during the January window.

But Parkinson believes he has the resources in place to cope as they resume the two-pronged push for promotion and the Capital One Cup final.

And City, like any lower-division club, can still dip into the emergency loan market when that re-opens from next Friday.

Parkinson, looking forward to the first league action in three weeks tomorrow, said: “We didn’t want to do anything for the sake of it. We’ve just got Michael Nelson, Andrew Davies is going to be back in three to four weeks and everybody’s looking good.

“We’ve got a decent squad. At the moment someone’s going to have to be very good to knock someone else out the team.

“There’s a good spirit in the group and we’ve already got strong competition. Those who haven’t been playing are chomping at the bit to play.”

Midfielder Jones played 48 times for City but has only made ten appearances this season. Accrington are believed to be keen on snapping him up.

“Ritchie had a very big part to play last season in helping us stay in the league,” said City joint-chairman Julian Rhodes. “I remember in particular those games over the Christmas period when he did very well.

“Unfortunately it didn’t work out for him this season and I hope he has better luck at his next club.”

City are back at Apperley Bridge today after the short training break in Tenerife as they prepare for a first ever trip to Fleetwood. After all the cup exploits, it is their first League Two game since January 12.

The Bantams had picked up only one point from the last four outings but Parkinson is confident the brief getaway to the Canary Islands has recharged the batteries at just the right time.

“It was a good break. The weather was great over there and it was important to get the lads together for a few days.

“We did some good training but we also had a bit of time to relax.

“The lads feel as though they’ve had a good break and it’s kind of drawn a line under the Aston Villa game.

“Obviously we are going to get a lot of attention in a couple of weeks (before the final) so this break was just what we needed.”

Fleetwood made five January signings, including striker Jamille Matt from Kidderminster for a club record thought to be around £300,000. Matt scored on his debut last week in the 3-0 win over Oxford.

Parkinson said: “They are the big spenders in the league and have acquitted themselves well after coming up a division. But we’ll go there confident and looking forward to getting playing again.”

Defender Ryan Dickson has recovered from the tight thigh that forced him to miss the Villa second leg. Curtis Good is also expected to be fine after struggling with a sore throat while the club were away.

Good and Blair Turgott’s loans will both be extended by a further month after the weekend, keeping the two teenagers involved for Wembley.

Parkinson said: “Youth loans are different to normal ones and can keep being done on a month-by-month basis so you’re under no pressure. They’ve both come in and done well for us so far.”

Meanwhile, Leicester’s Kevin Friend has been confirmed as the referee for the Capital One Cup final.

* City’s game at home to Rotherham has been re-arranged for Tuesday, April 16. The original date for the match clashes with the Capital One Cup final weekend.

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7:31am Fri 1 Feb 13

COLATS says...

Oh think we should be strong enough. Just as long as we get no more injuries?
Oh think we should be strong enough. Just as long as we get no more injuries? COLATS
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8:43am Fri 1 Feb 13

dannbradfc says...

thanks to Ritchie.....there's a good player in there imo, but he never got a decent run of games to establish himself fully. Only my opnion but i prefer him to ravenhill as back-up, as he's more mobile, pace and creative, but he needed to move on for his own career, as clearly Parkinson felt he didn't suit or shape/style.

Good luck to him though. I can see him doing well somewhere else......
thanks to Ritchie.....there's a good player in there imo, but he never got a decent run of games to establish himself fully. Only my opnion but i prefer him to ravenhill as back-up, as he's more mobile, pace and creative, but he needed to move on for his own career, as clearly Parkinson felt he didn't suit or shape/style. Good luck to him though. I can see him doing well somewhere else...... dannbradfc
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8:55am Fri 1 Feb 13

gspot01 says...

I've about stopped myself laughing at the landlady on yesterdays strory.....my heart bleeds!!!
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Anyway, a shame about Ritchie because he's a good player but in Parky we trust.
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Would settle for a draw tomorrow.
I've about stopped myself laughing at the landlady on yesterdays strory.....my heart bleeds!!! . Anyway, a shame about Ritchie because he's a good player but in Parky we trust. . Would settle for a draw tomorrow. gspot01
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10:10am Fri 1 Feb 13

1 bingley bantam says...

Big shame about Ritchie Jones given a chance i think he would have been a very good player.Said many months ago he would be the David Syers of this season his face and style just didnt fit.Unfortunately imo he has what we are missing in midfield as fantstic as G.Jones and Doyle have done Ritchie had a bit more flair and attacking/goal scoring talent as did Syers pattern emerging?
Dissapointed we couldnt strengthen midfield understand not wanting to be held to ransom as i suspect was the case but hope promotion wise we dont live to regret it for the sake of 40 or 50k.
So far as i am aware Brian Howard ex Portsmouth is still available and as a free agent is still able to sign for a club would love to see him come in but not sure if he fits Mr Parkinsons criteria.
Any hoo big game tomorrow come on lads lets get our league form going again c.t.i.d.
Big shame about Ritchie Jones given a chance i think he would have been a very good player.Said many months ago he would be the David Syers of this season his face and style just didnt fit.Unfortunately imo he has what we are missing in midfield as fantstic as G.Jones and Doyle have done Ritchie had a bit more flair and attacking/goal scoring talent as did Syers pattern emerging? Dissapointed we couldnt strengthen midfield understand not wanting to be held to ransom as i suspect was the case but hope promotion wise we dont live to regret it for the sake of 40 or 50k. So far as i am aware Brian Howard ex Portsmouth is still available and as a free agent is still able to sign for a club would love to see him come in but not sure if he fits Mr Parkinsons criteria. Any hoo big game tomorrow come on lads lets get our league form going again c.t.i.d. 1 bingley bantam
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10:30am Fri 1 Feb 13

Peter300 says...

1 bingley bantam wrote:
Big shame about Ritchie Jones given a chance i think he would have been a very good player.Said many months ago he would be the David Syers of this season his face and style just didnt fit.Unfortunately imo he has what we are missing in midfield as fantstic as G.Jones and Doyle have done Ritchie had a bit more flair and attacking/goal scoring talent as did Syers pattern emerging? Dissapointed we couldnt strengthen midfield understand not wanting to be held to ransom as i suspect was the case but hope promotion wise we dont live to regret it for the sake of 40 or 50k. So far as i am aware Brian Howard ex Portsmouth is still available and as a free agent is still able to sign for a club would love to see him come in but not sure if he fits Mr Parkinsons criteria. Any hoo big game tomorrow come on lads lets get our league form going again c.t.i.d.
This doesn't really make sense. You say Richie Jones ahead of our star midfielders Gary Jones and Doyle? And it just shows what a bit of money can do. 40 - 50k just throw it around. Leave the finances to someone who can handle money, because you cannot.
[quote][p][bold]1 bingley bantam[/bold] wrote: Big shame about Ritchie Jones given a chance i think he would have been a very good player.Said many months ago he would be the David Syers of this season his face and style just didnt fit.Unfortunately imo he has what we are missing in midfield as fantstic as G.Jones and Doyle have done Ritchie had a bit more flair and attacking/goal scoring talent as did Syers pattern emerging? Dissapointed we couldnt strengthen midfield understand not wanting to be held to ransom as i suspect was the case but hope promotion wise we dont live to regret it for the sake of 40 or 50k. So far as i am aware Brian Howard ex Portsmouth is still available and as a free agent is still able to sign for a club would love to see him come in but not sure if he fits Mr Parkinsons criteria. Any hoo big game tomorrow come on lads lets get our league form going again c.t.i.d.[/p][/quote]This doesn't really make sense. You say Richie Jones ahead of our star midfielders Gary Jones and Doyle? And it just shows what a bit of money can do. 40 - 50k just throw it around. Leave the finances to someone who can handle money, because you cannot. Peter300
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10:33am Fri 1 Feb 13

Peter300 says...

dannbradfc wrote:
thanks to Ritchie.....there's a good player in there imo, but he never got a decent run of games to establish himself fully. Only my opnion but i prefer him to ravenhill as back-up, as he's more mobile, pace and creative, but he needed to move on for his own career, as clearly Parkinson felt he didn't suit or shape/style. Good luck to him though. I can see him doing well somewhere else......
So who would you drop to accomodate Richie Jones? Are you saying the player should just stay on the bench?
[quote][p][bold]dannbradfc[/bold] wrote: thanks to Ritchie.....there's a good player in there imo, but he never got a decent run of games to establish himself fully. Only my opnion but i prefer him to ravenhill as back-up, as he's more mobile, pace and creative, but he needed to move on for his own career, as clearly Parkinson felt he didn't suit or shape/style. Good luck to him though. I can see him doing well somewhere else......[/p][/quote]So who would you drop to accomodate Richie Jones? Are you saying the player should just stay on the bench? Peter300
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11:30am Fri 1 Feb 13

dannbradfc says...

Wake up peter or get some glasses. It clearly states as back up. Ritche was also here before Jones and Doyle and didn't really get a good run of games then. I repeat I prefer him as back up to Ravenhill. Your always trying to get a rise peter but your not clever enough my friend. Do you drink in the second. west pub By any chance?
Wake up peter or get some glasses. It clearly states as back up. Ritche was also here before Jones and Doyle and didn't really get a good run of games then. I repeat I prefer him as back up to Ravenhill. Your always trying to get a rise peter but your not clever enough my friend. Do you drink in the second. west pub By any chance? dannbradfc
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11:51am Fri 1 Feb 13

bigang02 says...

dannbradfc wrote:
thanks to Ritchie.....there's a good player in there imo, but he never got a decent run of games to establish himself fully. Only my opnion but i prefer him to ravenhill as back-up, as he's more mobile, pace and creative, but he needed to move on for his own career, as clearly Parkinson felt he didn't suit or shape/style.

Good luck to him though. I can see him doing well somewhere else......
dito that i did like richie enjoyed watching him to watching ravenhill.
[quote][p][bold]dannbradfc[/bold] wrote: thanks to Ritchie.....there's a good player in there imo, but he never got a decent run of games to establish himself fully. Only my opnion but i prefer him to ravenhill as back-up, as he's more mobile, pace and creative, but he needed to move on for his own career, as clearly Parkinson felt he didn't suit or shape/style. Good luck to him though. I can see him doing well somewhere else......[/p][/quote]dito that i did like richie enjoyed watching him to watching ravenhill. bigang02
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12:03pm Fri 1 Feb 13

Prisoner Cell Block A says...

dannbradfc wrote:
thanks to Ritchie.....there's a good player in there imo, but he never got a decent run of games to establish himself fully. Only my opnion but i prefer him to ravenhill as back-up, as he's more mobile, pace and creative, but he needed to move on for his own career, as clearly Parkinson felt he didn't suit or shape/style.

Good luck to him though. I can see him doing well somewhere else......
Agree more or less word for word mate.

And if we need a defensive midfielder I am sure with the cover we now have at CH a move for Davies into there for certain games (once fit) could allow us to change formation slightly and give two forward thinking midfielders free reign to attack the box.
[quote][p][bold]dannbradfc[/bold] wrote: thanks to Ritchie.....there's a good player in there imo, but he never got a decent run of games to establish himself fully. Only my opnion but i prefer him to ravenhill as back-up, as he's more mobile, pace and creative, but he needed to move on for his own career, as clearly Parkinson felt he didn't suit or shape/style. Good luck to him though. I can see him doing well somewhere else......[/p][/quote]Agree more or less word for word mate. And if we need a defensive midfielder I am sure with the cover we now have at CH a move for Davies into there for certain games (once fit) could allow us to change formation slightly and give two forward thinking midfielders free reign to attack the box. Prisoner Cell Block A
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12:29pm Fri 1 Feb 13

Pablo says...

Peter300 wrote:
dannbradfc wrote:
thanks to Ritchie.....there's a good player in there imo, but he never got a decent run of games to establish himself fully. Only my opnion but i prefer him to ravenhill as back-up, as he's more mobile, pace and creative, but he needed to move on for his own career, as clearly Parkinson felt he didn't suit or shape/style. Good luck to him though. I can see him doing well somewhere else......
So who would you drop to accomodate Richie Jones? Are you saying the player should just stay on the bench?
Instead of making "clever dick" responses to posts, why don't you try composing an original contribution yourself?

You don't even understand what's being written, in your rush to make an acerbic reply.
[quote][p][bold]Peter300[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dannbradfc[/bold] wrote: thanks to Ritchie.....there's a good player in there imo, but he never got a decent run of games to establish himself fully. Only my opnion but i prefer him to ravenhill as back-up, as he's more mobile, pace and creative, but he needed to move on for his own career, as clearly Parkinson felt he didn't suit or shape/style. Good luck to him though. I can see him doing well somewhere else......[/p][/quote]So who would you drop to accomodate Richie Jones? Are you saying the player should just stay on the bench?[/p][/quote]Instead of making "clever dick" responses to posts, why don't you try composing an original contribution yourself? You don't even understand what's being written, in your rush to make an acerbic reply. Pablo
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12:43pm Fri 1 Feb 13

Prisoner Cell Block A says...

Pablo wrote:
Peter300 wrote:
dannbradfc wrote:
thanks to Ritchie.....there's a good player in there imo, but he never got a decent run of games to establish himself fully. Only my opnion but i prefer him to ravenhill as back-up, as he's more mobile, pace and creative, but he needed to move on for his own career, as clearly Parkinson felt he didn't suit or shape/style. Good luck to him though. I can see him doing well somewhere else......
So who would you drop to accomodate Richie Jones? Are you saying the player should just stay on the bench?
Instead of making "clever dick" responses to posts, why don't you try composing an original contribution yourself?

You don't even understand what's being written, in your rush to make an acerbic reply.
@Peter...he stated he had to move for his own career and expressed a preference for Jones over Ravenhill and gave reason for that preference, not one suggestion of dropping anyone. Are you saying we only employ 11 men? No back-up?

You actually aren't saying anything as you are quite evidently unable to. The reason is given below.

This is how a comment and response section works, we place our opinions and observations of the players and the club, you seem to only seem to want to pull posters apart and not respect and respond to their views.

You're a coq aren't you? A fat useless, flaccid dribbler of a coq
[quote][p][bold]Pablo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Peter300[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dannbradfc[/bold] wrote: thanks to Ritchie.....there's a good player in there imo, but he never got a decent run of games to establish himself fully. Only my opnion but i prefer him to ravenhill as back-up, as he's more mobile, pace and creative, but he needed to move on for his own career, as clearly Parkinson felt he didn't suit or shape/style. Good luck to him though. I can see him doing well somewhere else......[/p][/quote]So who would you drop to accomodate Richie Jones? Are you saying the player should just stay on the bench?[/p][/quote]Instead of making "clever dick" responses to posts, why don't you try composing an original contribution yourself? You don't even understand what's being written, in your rush to make an acerbic reply.[/p][/quote]@Peter...he stated he had to move for his own career and expressed a preference for Jones over Ravenhill and gave reason for that preference, not one suggestion of dropping anyone. Are you saying we only employ 11 men? No back-up? You actually aren't saying anything as you are quite evidently unable to. The reason is given below. This is how a comment and response section works, we place our opinions and observations of the players and the club, you seem to only seem to want to pull posters apart and not respect and respond to their views. You're a coq aren't you? A fat useless, flaccid dribbler of a coq Prisoner Cell Block A
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12:44pm Fri 1 Feb 13

Pablo says...

I'll add my regrets at the departure of Ritchie. As stated above, I also think he's a better backup than Ravenhill.

We lost two central defenders in one game, who are still injured. What happens if a similar calamity happens to our midfield? We'll have paid up his contract so, financially, not a lot will have been gained.

I'd like Scot Brown to be allowed to develop but not sure whether PP rates him.
I'll add my regrets at the departure of Ritchie. As stated above, I also think he's a better backup than Ravenhill. We lost two central defenders in one game, who are still injured. What happens if a similar calamity happens to our midfield? We'll have paid up his contract so, financially, not a lot will have been gained. I'd like Scot Brown to be allowed to develop but not sure whether PP rates him. Pablo
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12:52pm Fri 1 Feb 13

shoatsy says...

10 goals in 125 appearnaces R Jones is hardly a goal scoring midfielder
10 goals in 125 appearnaces R Jones is hardly a goal scoring midfielder shoatsy
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12:54pm Fri 1 Feb 13

Victor Clayton says...

Good luck to R Jones. I thought he had the talent and the pace to be very good at this level, but unfortunately he didn’t seem to have the desire. IMO spent too much time around the centre circle. for a player with blistering pace - most frustrating
Good luck to R Jones. I thought he had the talent and the pace to be very good at this level, but unfortunately he didn’t seem to have the desire. IMO spent too much time around the centre circle. for a player with blistering pace - most frustrating Victor Clayton
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1:12pm Fri 1 Feb 13

gentlemanbob says...

Hi Gents


Wish him well for the Future..!!

I cannot understand after about 5 Posts you are all on each other's throat's...!!

Calm down Gents,,,

Yours

Gentlemanbob
Hi Gents Wish him well for the Future..!! I cannot understand after about 5 Posts you are all on each other's throat's...!! Calm down Gents,,, Yours Gentlemanbob gentlemanbob
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1:20pm Fri 1 Feb 13

Citygentleman1968 says...

I cannot think anything else other than money was the contributing factor for Kennedy not wanting to join City. I suspect we will hear more about this transfer come the Summer...For now, i believe we have enough to get us into the play-offs at a minimum. Prediction for Saturday. Fleetwood 0 BCFC 0
I cannot think anything else other than money was the contributing factor for Kennedy not wanting to join City. I suspect we will hear more about this transfer come the Summer...For now, i believe we have enough to get us into the play-offs at a minimum. Prediction for Saturday. Fleetwood 0 BCFC 0 Citygentleman1968
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1:30pm Fri 1 Feb 13

gentlemanbob says...

Hi Gents

Well looking at the table,,One would think a draw would be on the cards ,,but i am going for a away win
1-2


Yours

Getlemanbob
Hi Gents Well looking at the table,,One would think a draw would be on the cards ,,but i am going for a away win 1-2 Yours Getlemanbob gentlemanbob
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1:30pm Fri 1 Feb 13

gentlemanbob says...

Hi Gents

Well looking at the table,,One would think a draw would be on the cards ,,but i am going for a away win
1-2


Yours

Getlemanbob
Hi Gents Well looking at the table,,One would think a draw would be on the cards ,,but i am going for a away win 1-2 Yours Getlemanbob gentlemanbob
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1:32pm Fri 1 Feb 13

jackez20591 says...

A very poor window considering we have had big windfalls from the cup. We really needed to make a marquee attacking signing.

If we lose Hanson or Wells, we are in major trouble.
And have now lost our best backup CM.
A very poor window considering we have had big windfalls from the cup. We really needed to make a marquee attacking signing. If we lose Hanson or Wells, we are in major trouble. And have now lost our best backup CM. jackez20591
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1:39pm Fri 1 Feb 13

Scargutt2 says...

dannbradfc wrote:
Wake up peter or get some glasses. It clearly states as back up. Ritche was also here before Jones and Doyle and didn't really get a good run of games then. I repeat I prefer him as back up to Ravenhill. Your always trying to get a rise peter but your not clever enough my friend. Do you drink in the second. west pub By any chance?
I think that's going to become a popular put down in Bradford - and rightly so, haha.
[quote][p][bold]dannbradfc[/bold] wrote: Wake up peter or get some glasses. It clearly states as back up. Ritche was also here before Jones and Doyle and didn't really get a good run of games then. I repeat I prefer him as back up to Ravenhill. Your always trying to get a rise peter but your not clever enough my friend. Do you drink in the second. west pub By any chance?[/p][/quote]I think that's going to become a popular put down in Bradford - and rightly so, haha. Scargutt2
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1:40pm Fri 1 Feb 13

whisky1 says...

Kennedy was a strange option anyway..very much a holding midfielder rather than box to box and we are replete with them already! Jones did show that he could support the front two with decent runs at times. That said we have 30 odd in the first team squad which should be enuf with the option of a loan if needed. Scot BRown is still there in the background and an able deputy.
Kennedy was a strange option anyway..very much a holding midfielder rather than box to box and we are replete with them already! Jones did show that he could support the front two with decent runs at times. That said we have 30 odd in the first team squad which should be enuf with the option of a loan if needed. Scot BRown is still there in the background and an able deputy. whisky1
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1:42pm Fri 1 Feb 13

1 bingley bantam says...

Peter300 wrote:
1 bingley bantam wrote: Big shame about Ritchie Jones given a chance i think he would have been a very good player.Said many months ago he would be the David Syers of this season his face and style just didnt fit.Unfortunately imo he has what we are missing in midfield as fantstic as G.Jones and Doyle have done Ritchie had a bit more flair and attacking/goal scoring talent as did Syers pattern emerging? Dissapointed we couldnt strengthen midfield understand not wanting to be held to ransom as i suspect was the case but hope promotion wise we dont live to regret it for the sake of 40 or 50k. So far as i am aware Brian Howard ex Portsmouth is still available and as a free agent is still able to sign for a club would love to see him come in but not sure if he fits Mr Parkinsons criteria. Any hoo big game tomorrow come on lads lets get our league form going again c.t.i.d.
This doesn't really make sense. You say Richie Jones ahead of our star midfielders Gary Jones and Doyle? And it just shows what a bit of money can do. 40 - 50k just throw it around. Leave the finances to someone who can handle money, because you cannot.
Muppet at what stage did i say he should have replaced G.Jones or Doyle i simply thought he was the best backup we had and offered a different option in midfield.
[quote][p][bold]Peter300[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]1 bingley bantam[/bold] wrote: Big shame about Ritchie Jones given a chance i think he would have been a very good player.Said many months ago he would be the David Syers of this season his face and style just didnt fit.Unfortunately imo he has what we are missing in midfield as fantstic as G.Jones and Doyle have done Ritchie had a bit more flair and attacking/goal scoring talent as did Syers pattern emerging? Dissapointed we couldnt strengthen midfield understand not wanting to be held to ransom as i suspect was the case but hope promotion wise we dont live to regret it for the sake of 40 or 50k. So far as i am aware Brian Howard ex Portsmouth is still available and as a free agent is still able to sign for a club would love to see him come in but not sure if he fits Mr Parkinsons criteria. Any hoo big game tomorrow come on lads lets get our league form going again c.t.i.d.[/p][/quote]This doesn't really make sense. You say Richie Jones ahead of our star midfielders Gary Jones and Doyle? And it just shows what a bit of money can do. 40 - 50k just throw it around. Leave the finances to someone who can handle money, because you cannot.[/p][/quote]Muppet at what stage did i say he should have replaced G.Jones or Doyle i simply thought he was the best backup we had and offered a different option in midfield. 1 bingley bantam
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1:57pm Fri 1 Feb 13

1 bingley bantam says...

1 bingley bantam wrote:
Peter300 wrote:
1 bingley bantam wrote: Big shame about Ritchie Jones given a chance i think he would have been a very good player.Said many months ago he would be the David Syers of this season his face and style just didnt fit.Unfortunately imo he has what we are missing in midfield as fantstic as G.Jones and Doyle have done Ritchie had a bit more flair and attacking/goal scoring talent as did Syers pattern emerging? Dissapointed we couldnt strengthen midfield understand not wanting to be held to ransom as i suspect was the case but hope promotion wise we dont live to regret it for the sake of 40 or 50k. So far as i am aware Brian Howard ex Portsmouth is still available and as a free agent is still able to sign for a club would love to see him come in but not sure if he fits Mr Parkinsons criteria. Any hoo big game tomorrow come on lads lets get our league form going again c.t.i.d.
This doesn't really make sense. You say Richie Jones ahead of our star midfielders Gary Jones and Doyle? And it just shows what a bit of money can do. 40 - 50k just throw it around. Leave the finances to someone who can handle money, because you cannot.
Muppet at what stage did i say he should have replaced G.Jones or Doyle i simply thought he was the best backup we had and offered a different option in midfield.
Also ment to say my comment about the money was not a through it around attitude if we fail to get promoted it will cost us a **** site more than 50k.
[quote][p][bold]1 bingley bantam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Peter300[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]1 bingley bantam[/bold] wrote: Big shame about Ritchie Jones given a chance i think he would have been a very good player.Said many months ago he would be the David Syers of this season his face and style just didnt fit.Unfortunately imo he has what we are missing in midfield as fantstic as G.Jones and Doyle have done Ritchie had a bit more flair and attacking/goal scoring talent as did Syers pattern emerging? Dissapointed we couldnt strengthen midfield understand not wanting to be held to ransom as i suspect was the case but hope promotion wise we dont live to regret it for the sake of 40 or 50k. So far as i am aware Brian Howard ex Portsmouth is still available and as a free agent is still able to sign for a club would love to see him come in but not sure if he fits Mr Parkinsons criteria. Any hoo big game tomorrow come on lads lets get our league form going again c.t.i.d.[/p][/quote]This doesn't really make sense. You say Richie Jones ahead of our star midfielders Gary Jones and Doyle? And it just shows what a bit of money can do. 40 - 50k just throw it around. Leave the finances to someone who can handle money, because you cannot.[/p][/quote]Muppet at what stage did i say he should have replaced G.Jones or Doyle i simply thought he was the best backup we had and offered a different option in midfield.[/p][/quote]Also ment to say my comment about the money was not a through it around attitude if we fail to get promoted it will cost us a **** site more than 50k. 1 bingley bantam
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2:27pm Fri 1 Feb 13

Citygentleman1968 says...

Wow!

All 1400 away tickets for Fleetwood game have been sold. Fleetwood only average 2,936 this season.
Wow! All 1400 away tickets for Fleetwood game have been sold. Fleetwood only average 2,936 this season. Citygentleman1968
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3:09pm Fri 1 Feb 13

city down south says...

Yes we have paid off his contract but will obviously not paid it in full or we may have just kept him. On contracts I think that you are obliged to pay the player up to the end of July so I would think we paid him to the end of Mar/April allowing him to earn more from another club and at the same time freeing up some of our budget.
Yes we have paid off his contract but will obviously not paid it in full or we may have just kept him. On contracts I think that you are obliged to pay the player up to the end of July so I would think we paid him to the end of Mar/April allowing him to earn more from another club and at the same time freeing up some of our budget. city down south
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3:19pm Fri 1 Feb 13

lawsonio123 says...

CITY 9 FLEETWOOD 0 FA CUP GAME LONG AGO I REMEMBER IT WELL. Oh if we could repeat that tomorrow 31 would be most welcome Best of Luck CITY
CITY 9 FLEETWOOD 0 FA CUP GAME LONG AGO I REMEMBER IT WELL. Oh if we could repeat that tomorrow 31 would be most welcome Best of Luck CITY lawsonio123
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3:19pm Fri 1 Feb 13

Rambo says...

13m Katherine Hannah ‏@KatherineLeeds
#bcafc Joint Chairman Mark Lawn says they're trying to secure 800 more Wembley tickets. Lawn says their 32,000 allocation is almost sold out
Retweeted by West Yorkshire Sport

er...wow....
13m Katherine Hannah ‏@KatherineLeeds #bcafc Joint Chairman Mark Lawn says they're trying to secure 800 more Wembley tickets. Lawn says their 32,000 allocation is almost sold out Retweeted by West Yorkshire Sport er...wow.... Rambo
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4:48pm Fri 1 Feb 13

KnightMcCall says...

But that's not fair; i went to all the big games in the Premier League and got interested again when we drew Arsenal and Villa; surely I should get priority for a ticket....(sorry, we shouldn't start that again)

Good luck Ritchie Jones. In his good games he looked excellent but due to injuries, being over-looked (by three different managers at times) etc he just never cemented his place. Hope he gets a deal somewhere else and if he plays at VP in the future I hope he gets a warm reception.
But that's not fair; i went to all the big games in the Premier League and got interested again when we drew Arsenal and Villa; surely I should get priority for a ticket....(sorry, we shouldn't start that again) Good luck Ritchie Jones. In his good games he looked excellent but due to injuries, being over-looked (by three different managers at times) etc he just never cemented his place. Hope he gets a deal somewhere else and if he plays at VP in the future I hope he gets a warm reception. KnightMcCall
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5:09pm Fri 1 Feb 13

Waynus1971 says...

RJones is a very good footballer, but for whatever reason, it just hasn't worked out for him under Parkinson. Last season saw him in and out of the team (as was Syers) and this term, despite appearing 10 times, was mainly played 'out of position'. I hope he goes on to secure a position elsewhere (possibly Accie S) and re-starts his career.

In relation to his release, I can see both sides. He is more creative than our other midfielders (although, Atkinson can do a similar job), but Ravenhill/Brown are more akin to covering for Doyle.

I would have preferred to have seen another target man arrive, to offer competition to Hanson (and to give the big man the occasional rest). It would also have been nice to have a replacement in the squad for RJones, but why would any decent player join us at this stage of the season, knowing he will only get a game when Doyle/GJones get injured or suspended or need a rest?

As for Peter Vile, just ignore him and he will disappear for a while.

REMEMBER, BRADFORD CITY IS FOR LIFE, NOT JUST FOR WEMBLEY
RJones is a very good footballer, but for whatever reason, it just hasn't worked out for him under Parkinson. Last season saw him in and out of the team (as was Syers) and this term, despite appearing 10 times, was mainly played 'out of position'. I hope he goes on to secure a position elsewhere (possibly Accie S) and re-starts his career. In relation to his release, I can see both sides. He is more creative than our other midfielders (although, Atkinson can do a similar job), but Ravenhill/Brown are more akin to covering for Doyle. I would have preferred to have seen another target man arrive, to offer competition to Hanson (and to give the big man the occasional rest). It would also have been nice to have a replacement in the squad for RJones, but why would any decent player join us at this stage of the season, knowing he will only get a game when Doyle/GJones get injured or suspended or need a rest? As for Peter Vile, just ignore him and he will disappear for a while. REMEMBER, BRADFORD CITY IS FOR LIFE, NOT JUST FOR WEMBLEY Waynus1971
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5:20pm Fri 1 Feb 13

silverbantam says...

Katherine Hannah (@KatherineLeeds) Radio Leeds
01/02/2013 15:02
#bcafc Joint Chairman Mark Lawn says they're trying to secure 800 more Wembley tickets. Lawn says their 32,000 allocation is almost sold out
Katherine Hannah (@KatherineLeeds) Radio Leeds 01/02/2013 15:02 #bcafc Joint Chairman Mark Lawn says they're trying to secure 800 more Wembley tickets. Lawn says their 32,000 allocation is almost sold out silverbantam
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7:28pm Fri 1 Feb 13

tyker2 says...

Kennedy will continue to be unhappy at Rochdale and will then be available free in the summer. Do we want him then? maybe not if he caused the deal to breakdown with excessive demands
Kennedy will continue to be unhappy at Rochdale and will then be available free in the summer. Do we want him then? maybe not if he caused the deal to breakdown with excessive demands tyker2
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10:18pm Fri 1 Feb 13

KnightMcCall says...

Waynus1971 wrote:
RJones is a very good footballer, but for whatever reason, it just hasn't worked out for him under Parkinson. Last season saw him in and out of the team (as was Syers) and this term, despite appearing 10 times, was mainly played 'out of position'. I hope he goes on to secure a position elsewhere (possibly Accie S) and re-starts his career.

In relation to his release, I can see both sides. He is more creative than our other midfielders (although, Atkinson can do a similar job), but Ravenhill/Brown are more akin to covering for Doyle.

I would have preferred to have seen another target man arrive, to offer competition to Hanson (and to give the big man the occasional rest). It would also have been nice to have a replacement in the squad for RJones, but why would any decent player join us at this stage of the season, knowing he will only get a game when Doyle/GJones get injured or suspended or need a rest?

As for Peter Vile, just ignore him and he will disappear for a while.

REMEMBER, BRADFORD CITY IS FOR LIFE, NOT JUST FOR WEMBLEY
I took your advice on other thread waynus. Ive patented that line and it costs to use it...£1 a go. The club shop should get some car stickers printed with it on and then I'll be rich.
[quote][p][bold]Waynus1971[/bold] wrote: RJones is a very good footballer, but for whatever reason, it just hasn't worked out for him under Parkinson. Last season saw him in and out of the team (as was Syers) and this term, despite appearing 10 times, was mainly played 'out of position'. I hope he goes on to secure a position elsewhere (possibly Accie S) and re-starts his career. In relation to his release, I can see both sides. He is more creative than our other midfielders (although, Atkinson can do a similar job), but Ravenhill/Brown are more akin to covering for Doyle. I would have preferred to have seen another target man arrive, to offer competition to Hanson (and to give the big man the occasional rest). It would also have been nice to have a replacement in the squad for RJones, but why would any decent player join us at this stage of the season, knowing he will only get a game when Doyle/GJones get injured or suspended or need a rest? As for Peter Vile, just ignore him and he will disappear for a while. REMEMBER, BRADFORD CITY IS FOR LIFE, NOT JUST FOR WEMBLEY[/p][/quote]I took your advice on other thread waynus. Ive patented that line and it costs to use it...£1 a go. The club shop should get some car stickers printed with it on and then I'll be rich. KnightMcCall
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2:41am Sat 2 Feb 13

Bradford1903 says...

Disappointed to see Ritchie go as I thought he was a good footballer, but not surprised.

It was quite clear from the outset, that Parky wanted to bring in his own players, and unless the existing squad were integral to the team, such as Hanson or Wells, the rest would be slowly marginalised.

Although they are different types of players, I think Ritchie is better than Ravenhill, and when you've got Gary Jones and Doyle who are more than adept at playing the holding role, you don't need to start with another defensive midfielder in Ricky, in the event one of them gets injured.

I think in mitigation Ritchie would've been a pretty high earner.

We now need to bring in another central midfielder and has already been mentioned I think Brian Howard would be a good signing. We would be able to bring him in straight away as he's a free agent, and he's a good footballer with a lovely left foot, although wages could be a potential stumbling block.
Disappointed to see Ritchie go as I thought he was a good footballer, but not surprised. It was quite clear from the outset, that Parky wanted to bring in his own players, and unless the existing squad were integral to the team, such as Hanson or Wells, the rest would be slowly marginalised. Although they are different types of players, I think Ritchie is better than Ravenhill, and when you've got Gary Jones and Doyle who are more than adept at playing the holding role, you don't need to start with another defensive midfielder in Ricky, in the event one of them gets injured. I think in mitigation Ritchie would've been a pretty high earner. We now need to bring in another central midfielder and has already been mentioned I think Brian Howard would be a good signing. We would be able to bring him in straight away as he's a free agent, and he's a good footballer with a lovely left foot, although wages could be a potential stumbling block. Bradford1903
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