Refs on spot again as Bradford City penalty claims waved away

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Nahki Wells celebrates his goal at Oldham with Garry Thompson, who supplied the cross, and fellow striker James Hanson Nahki Wells celebrates his goal at Oldham with Garry Thompson, who supplied the cross, and fellow striker James Hanson

Phil Parkinson aired his frustration at three penalty snubs which cost City their grip on the top six.

Yesterday’s 1-1 draw at Oldham made it five games unbeaten for the Bantams – but four of those have ended in stalemate.

Top-scorer Nahki Wells had given them a perfect start in front of Boundary Park’s largest crowd of the season. But the home side hit back straight away as City missed the win that would have kept them in the League One play-off zone.

Parkinson was happy with his team’s performance – but unimpressed with the officials for refusing to award a spot-kick.

City, who have had only one penalty all term, felt they had three strong cases. Two came from challenges on Kyel Reid – who was booked for ‘simulation’ for the second time this season by referee David Webb – and another late one with Wells was similarly ignored.

“To have three clear-cut, in our eyes, shouts for penalties and not get one of them is disappointing,” said Parkinson.

“Reidy said both on him were pens in his eyes. He doesn’t dive. The one when he got booked against Wolves was absolutely ridiculous and I thought one of those yesterday had to be given.

“And the Nahki Wells one was a definite penalty. We had the best view of it and I’ll never know how the linesman didn’t give that.”

Parkinson added: “It was a tough game. We started well and got in front but I just felt we switched off after the goal.

“It was a shame because Thommo (Garry Thompson) was giving the left back all kinds of problems, the front two looked bright and I felt we would go on and score more.

“That equaliser gave a team in form some confidence and the crowd were really lifted. It was their biggest crowd of the season and their players obviously went up a level.

“But I felt the shape of our team was great second half. The back four put themselves on the line at times. The desire to stop crosses from our two full backs was great and there was some really good defending.”

With no FA Cup tie next weekend, City have 12 days until their next game against leaders Leyton Orient at Valley Parade. Parkinson will use the break to get running repairs to a few of the squad.

He said: “Thommo is having an injection in his Achilles, which he’s needed for a while. He’s been playing through it.

“Matthew Bates is having an injection as well and we’ve got other minor things which can be cleared up while we have the chance.

“We want to get the balance right between putting the right amount of work in the players and giving them a good period of rest as well.

“It’s going to be hectic around the Christmas period, so this time is a chance to recharge the batteries. We’ve got to use the benefits of not being in the cup to our advantage.”

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8:35am Mon 2 Dec 13

realcitygent says...

parkinsons quote reidy doesnt dive ,wake up parky the man spends more time on the floor than on his feet ,i went to game yesterday was saying b4 game see how many crosses reid gets in ,2 in total also watch how many times he falls over when tackeled which seemed to be everytime anyone near him ,he does it everygame ,and i do think he deserved to be booked ,the mans crap
parkinsons quote reidy doesnt dive ,wake up parky the man spends more time on the floor than on his feet ,i went to game yesterday was saying b4 game see how many crosses reid gets in ,2 in total also watch how many times he falls over when tackeled which seemed to be everytime anyone near him ,he does it everygame ,and i do think he deserved to be booked ,the mans crap realcitygent

8:55am Mon 2 Dec 13

Old Peculiar says...

Ried drops far too easily, refs know that, and will take it into account. So on the occasion that he does get a genuine call, it won't be surprising when the ref waves it away. I was directly in front of where he went down yesterday, and IMO, the ref was right - yellow card.
On the plus side, I don't think he's "crap", I just think if he stayed on his feet when he has the chance, he / we will all benefit. Nahki had a similar habit last year, was going down far too easy, refs were aware of it, and he rarely got any returns. Now he's playing the game, and taking his chances, rather than dropping at any opportunity.
Ried drops far too easily, refs know that, and will take it into account. So on the occasion that he does get a genuine call, it won't be surprising when the ref waves it away. I was directly in front of where he went down yesterday, and IMO, the ref was right - yellow card. On the plus side, I don't think he's "crap", I just think if he stayed on his feet when he has the chance, he / we will all benefit. Nahki had a similar habit last year, was going down far too easy, refs were aware of it, and he rarely got any returns. Now he's playing the game, and taking his chances, rather than dropping at any opportunity. Old Peculiar

9:04am Mon 2 Dec 13

Freddy says...

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I feel City should be ensuring a win, by scoring goals. NOT RELYING ON PENALTY SHOUTS.
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The defence needs further examination--as so far, as soon as WELLSY scores. The opposition come straight back and equalise.. (Which is correct -when the scoring side are not concentrating properly -during their 5 minutes of euphoria.
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SCORE--THEN PREVENT THEM SCORING BACK--IMMEDIATELY !!!
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How many times this Season has this occurred?.How many times do City go straight back--all out--and equalise?.(Not many).
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* I feel City should be ensuring a win, by scoring goals. NOT RELYING ON PENALTY SHOUTS. * The defence needs further examination--as so far, as soon as WELLSY scores. The opposition come straight back and equalise.. (Which is correct -when the scoring side are not concentrating properly -during their 5 minutes of euphoria. * SCORE--THEN PREVENT THEM SCORING BACK--IMMEDIATELY !!! * How many times this Season has this occurred?.How many times do City go straight back--all out--and equalise?.(Not many). * Freddy

9:21am Mon 2 Dec 13

logic13 says...

I recall Reid being pilloried just over a year ago for being "too honest". He jumped straight back up after clearly being felled in the area - no pen and no goal as a result of his "honesty". The man can't win.
I recall Reid being pilloried just over a year ago for being "too honest". He jumped straight back up after clearly being felled in the area - no pen and no goal as a result of his "honesty". The man can't win. logic13

9:34am Mon 2 Dec 13

Prisoner Cell Block A says...

Players like Reid and Wells move at speed, it doesn't take much to knock them off their stride whilst moving at this speed. This isn't an indication of 'going down too easily' more a reality that if you are moving at walking pace and someone knocks you you won't fall, try that at a faster pace and the merest clip can send you tumbling. Basic physics and human physiology really. Grasp that before commenting.
Players like Reid and Wells move at speed, it doesn't take much to knock them off their stride whilst moving at this speed. This isn't an indication of 'going down too easily' more a reality that if you are moving at walking pace and someone knocks you you won't fall, try that at a faster pace and the merest clip can send you tumbling. Basic physics and human physiology really. Grasp that before commenting. Prisoner Cell Block A

9:57am Mon 2 Dec 13

Old Peculiar says...

Prisoner Cell Block A wrote:
Players like Reid and Wells move at speed, it doesn't take much to knock them off their stride whilst moving at this speed. This isn't an indication of 'going down too easily' more a reality that if you are moving at walking pace and someone knocks you you won't fall, try that at a faster pace and the merest clip can send you tumbling. Basic physics and human physiology really. Grasp that before commenting.
ya see the problem is ; he doesn't go down outside the area......... so I assume basic physics and human physiology are only applicable when inside the penalty area ?? just sayin'
[quote][p][bold]Prisoner Cell Block A[/bold] wrote: Players like Reid and Wells move at speed, it doesn't take much to knock them off their stride whilst moving at this speed. This isn't an indication of 'going down too easily' more a reality that if you are moving at walking pace and someone knocks you you won't fall, try that at a faster pace and the merest clip can send you tumbling. Basic physics and human physiology really. Grasp that before commenting.[/p][/quote]ya see the problem is ; he doesn't go down outside the area......... so I assume basic physics and human physiology are only applicable when inside the penalty area ?? just sayin' Old Peculiar

10:08am Mon 2 Dec 13

Peter300 says...

realcitygent wrote:
parkinsons quote reidy doesnt dive ,wake up parky the man spends more time on the floor than on his feet ,i went to game yesterday was saying b4 game see how many crosses reid gets in ,2 in total also watch how many times he falls over when tackeled which seemed to be everytime anyone near him ,he does it everygame ,and i do think he deserved to be booked ,the mans crap
You obviously have not watched many football matches recently, let alone Bradford City. And so articulate in your analysis. What is real about you?
[quote][p][bold]realcitygent[/bold] wrote: parkinsons quote reidy doesnt dive ,wake up parky the man spends more time on the floor than on his feet ,i went to game yesterday was saying b4 game see how many crosses reid gets in ,2 in total also watch how many times he falls over when tackeled which seemed to be everytime anyone near him ,he does it everygame ,and i do think he deserved to be booked ,the mans crap[/p][/quote]You obviously have not watched many football matches recently, let alone Bradford City. And so articulate in your analysis. What is real about you? Peter300

10:11am Mon 2 Dec 13

Prisoner Cell Block A says...

Old Peculiar wrote:
Prisoner Cell Block A wrote:
Players like Reid and Wells move at speed, it doesn't take much to knock them off their stride whilst moving at this speed. This isn't an indication of 'going down too easily' more a reality that if you are moving at walking pace and someone knocks you you won't fall, try that at a faster pace and the merest clip can send you tumbling. Basic physics and human physiology really. Grasp that before commenting.
ya see the problem is ; he doesn't go down outside the area......... so I assume basic physics and human physiology are only applicable when inside the penalty area ?? just sayin'
Yes he does, especially when being targeted and whacked.

You don't get to many games then?

As for realcitygent, more like realnumbf***
[quote][p][bold]Old Peculiar[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Prisoner Cell Block A[/bold] wrote: Players like Reid and Wells move at speed, it doesn't take much to knock them off their stride whilst moving at this speed. This isn't an indication of 'going down too easily' more a reality that if you are moving at walking pace and someone knocks you you won't fall, try that at a faster pace and the merest clip can send you tumbling. Basic physics and human physiology really. Grasp that before commenting.[/p][/quote]ya see the problem is ; he doesn't go down outside the area......... so I assume basic physics and human physiology are only applicable when inside the penalty area ?? just sayin'[/p][/quote]Yes he does, especially when being targeted and whacked. You don't get to many games then? As for realcitygent, more like realnumbf*** Prisoner Cell Block A

10:12am Mon 2 Dec 13

Peter300 says...

logic13 wrote:
I recall Reid being pilloried just over a year ago for being "too honest". He jumped straight back up after clearly being felled in the area - no pen and no goal as a result of his "honesty". The man can't win.
Yes, you'll never beat the moaners. The message-board is full of them. They always find something or someone to bash. They cannot help themselves. And it's one thing they are very good at. And proud of.
[quote][p][bold]logic13[/bold] wrote: I recall Reid being pilloried just over a year ago for being "too honest". He jumped straight back up after clearly being felled in the area - no pen and no goal as a result of his "honesty". The man can't win.[/p][/quote]Yes, you'll never beat the moaners. The message-board is full of them. They always find something or someone to bash. They cannot help themselves. And it's one thing they are very good at. And proud of. Peter300

10:15am Mon 2 Dec 13

Peter300 says...

Prisoner Cell Block A wrote:
Players like Reid and Wells move at speed, it doesn't take much to knock them off their stride whilst moving at this speed. This isn't an indication of 'going down too easily' more a reality that if you are moving at walking pace and someone knocks you you won't fall, try that at a faster pace and the merest clip can send you tumbling. Basic physics and human physiology really. Grasp that before commenting.
Agreed. A good and fair-minded assessment of the 'problem'.
[quote][p][bold]Prisoner Cell Block A[/bold] wrote: Players like Reid and Wells move at speed, it doesn't take much to knock them off their stride whilst moving at this speed. This isn't an indication of 'going down too easily' more a reality that if you are moving at walking pace and someone knocks you you won't fall, try that at a faster pace and the merest clip can send you tumbling. Basic physics and human physiology really. Grasp that before commenting.[/p][/quote]Agreed. A good and fair-minded assessment of the 'problem'. Peter300

10:17am Mon 2 Dec 13

Peter300 says...

Old Peculiar wrote:
Prisoner Cell Block A wrote:
Players like Reid and Wells move at speed, it doesn't take much to knock them off their stride whilst moving at this speed. This isn't an indication of 'going down too easily' more a reality that if you are moving at walking pace and someone knocks you you won't fall, try that at a faster pace and the merest clip can send you tumbling. Basic physics and human physiology really. Grasp that before commenting.
ya see the problem is ; he doesn't go down outside the area......... so I assume basic physics and human physiology are only applicable when inside the penalty area ?? just sayin'
But that is not true though. I'm not saying, I'm telling you.
[quote][p][bold]Old Peculiar[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Prisoner Cell Block A[/bold] wrote: Players like Reid and Wells move at speed, it doesn't take much to knock them off their stride whilst moving at this speed. This isn't an indication of 'going down too easily' more a reality that if you are moving at walking pace and someone knocks you you won't fall, try that at a faster pace and the merest clip can send you tumbling. Basic physics and human physiology really. Grasp that before commenting.[/p][/quote]ya see the problem is ; he doesn't go down outside the area......... so I assume basic physics and human physiology are only applicable when inside the penalty area ?? just sayin'[/p][/quote]But that is not true though. I'm not saying, I'm telling you. Peter300

10:23am Mon 2 Dec 13

Peter300 says...

realcitygent wrote:
parkinsons quote reidy doesnt dive ,wake up parky the man spends more time on the floor than on his feet ,i went to game yesterday was saying b4 game see how many crosses reid gets in ,2 in total also watch how many times he falls over when tackeled which seemed to be everytime anyone near him ,he does it everygame ,and i do think he deserved to be booked ,the mans crap
And don't forget you were saying that 'B4' the game at Walsall. You complained about that too. (or 2 for the avoidance of doubt).
[quote][p][bold]realcitygent[/bold] wrote: parkinsons quote reidy doesnt dive ,wake up parky the man spends more time on the floor than on his feet ,i went to game yesterday was saying b4 game see how many crosses reid gets in ,2 in total also watch how many times he falls over when tackeled which seemed to be everytime anyone near him ,he does it everygame ,and i do think he deserved to be booked ,the mans crap[/p][/quote]And don't forget you were saying that 'B4' the game at Walsall. You complained about that too. (or 2 for the avoidance of doubt). Peter300

10:24am Mon 2 Dec 13

wakefieldbantam says...

realcitygent wrote:
parkinsons quote reidy doesnt dive ,wake up parky the man spends more time on the floor than on his feet ,i went to game yesterday was saying b4 game see how many crosses reid gets in ,2 in total also watch how many times he falls over when tackeled which seemed to be everytime anyone near him ,he does it everygame ,and i do think he deserved to be booked ,the mans crap
You really are a charmer aren't you I just hope the players don't see comments like this, Reid is a good lad who gives his best what about that goal at Walsall. With your crap comments about good palyers you are not the Real City Gent by a long way!
[quote][p][bold]realcitygent[/bold] wrote: parkinsons quote reidy doesnt dive ,wake up parky the man spends more time on the floor than on his feet ,i went to game yesterday was saying b4 game see how many crosses reid gets in ,2 in total also watch how many times he falls over when tackeled which seemed to be everytime anyone near him ,he does it everygame ,and i do think he deserved to be booked ,the mans crap[/p][/quote]You really are a charmer aren't you I just hope the players don't see comments like this, Reid is a good lad who gives his best what about that goal at Walsall. With your crap comments about good palyers you are not the Real City Gent by a long way! wakefieldbantam

10:25am Mon 2 Dec 13

Old Peculiar says...

Peter300 wrote:
Old Peculiar wrote:
Prisoner Cell Block A wrote: Players like Reid and Wells move at speed, it doesn't take much to knock them off their stride whilst moving at this speed. This isn't an indication of 'going down too easily' more a reality that if you are moving at walking pace and someone knocks you you won't fall, try that at a faster pace and the merest clip can send you tumbling. Basic physics and human physiology really. Grasp that before commenting.
ya see the problem is ; he doesn't go down outside the area......... so I assume basic physics and human physiology are only applicable when inside the penalty area ?? just sayin'
But that is not true though. I'm not saying, I'm telling you.
But you don't actually go to any matches do you Peter - so I'll let you in on a secret, Tim n Sticks can be a little bit biased in their commentary.... just sayin'
[quote][p][bold]Peter300[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Old Peculiar[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Prisoner Cell Block A[/bold] wrote: Players like Reid and Wells move at speed, it doesn't take much to knock them off their stride whilst moving at this speed. This isn't an indication of 'going down too easily' more a reality that if you are moving at walking pace and someone knocks you you won't fall, try that at a faster pace and the merest clip can send you tumbling. Basic physics and human physiology really. Grasp that before commenting.[/p][/quote]ya see the problem is ; he doesn't go down outside the area......... so I assume basic physics and human physiology are only applicable when inside the penalty area ?? just sayin'[/p][/quote]But that is not true though. I'm not saying, I'm telling you.[/p][/quote]But you don't actually go to any matches do you Peter - so I'll let you in on a secret, Tim n Sticks can be a little bit biased in their commentary.... just sayin' Old Peculiar

11:23am Mon 2 Dec 13

whisky1 says...

realcitygent wrote:
parkinsons quote reidy doesnt dive ,wake up parky the man spends more time on the floor than on his feet ,i went to game yesterday was saying b4 game see how many crosses reid gets in ,2 in total also watch how many times he falls over when tackeled which seemed to be everytime anyone near him ,he does it everygame ,and i do think he deserved to be booked ,the mans crap
Lol....the funny thing is this isn't a wind up. The guy has been great this year ..full backs are quite prepared to take him off at the knees virtually every game so I wouldn't complain too much if he goes down under a challenge. Think I prefer Parkys possitve evaluation of Reidy ie he picks him every week if you don't mind "Real" City Gent
[quote][p][bold]realcitygent[/bold] wrote: parkinsons quote reidy doesnt dive ,wake up parky the man spends more time on the floor than on his feet ,i went to game yesterday was saying b4 game see how many crosses reid gets in ,2 in total also watch how many times he falls over when tackeled which seemed to be everytime anyone near him ,he does it everygame ,and i do think he deserved to be booked ,the mans crap[/p][/quote]Lol....the funny thing is this isn't a wind up. The guy has been great this year ..full backs are quite prepared to take him off at the knees virtually every game so I wouldn't complain too much if he goes down under a challenge. Think I prefer Parkys possitve evaluation of Reidy ie he picks him every week if you don't mind "Real" City Gent whisky1

11:58am Mon 2 Dec 13

lawsonio123 says...

Calling our own Players is NOT helping they are human and do not always get things right but they are Bradford City so please stop calling them and get right behind then you may be able then to be a real supporter things are not to bad at Valley Parade just cast your minds back a little A Great 2014 to you all
Calling our own Players is NOT helping they are human and do not always get things right but they are Bradford City so please stop calling them and get right behind then you may be able then to be a real supporter things are not to bad at Valley Parade just cast your minds back a little A Great 2014 to you all lawsonio123

12:47pm Mon 2 Dec 13

Michael Clayton says...

I thought that Oldham had a stonewall penalty just before their equaliser. Unlike what happened at the other end of the field, I had a pretty good view of it and so any element of rough justice is negated.

Reid can count himself unlucky yesterday. He was brought down a number of times and nearly won the match in the last five minutes.

It is ironic that he was trying to play football whilst Thompson was drawing any number of fouls from defenders. Thus, allowing for Jones to put any number of balls into the box.
I thought that Oldham had a stonewall penalty just before their equaliser. Unlike what happened at the other end of the field, I had a pretty good view of it and so any element of rough justice is negated. Reid can count himself unlucky yesterday. He was brought down a number of times and nearly won the match in the last five minutes. It is ironic that he was trying to play football whilst Thompson was drawing any number of fouls from defenders. Thus, allowing for Jones to put any number of balls into the box. Michael Clayton

12:52pm Mon 2 Dec 13

Statler4 says...

whisky1 wrote:
realcitygent wrote:
parkinsons quote reidy doesnt dive ,wake up parky the man spends more time on the floor than on his feet ,i went to game yesterday was saying b4 game see how many crosses reid gets in ,2 in total also watch how many times he falls over when tackeled which seemed to be everytime anyone near him ,he does it everygame ,and i do think he deserved to be booked ,the mans crap
Lol....the funny thing is this isn't a wind up. The guy has been great this year ..full backs are quite prepared to take him off at the knees virtually every game so I wouldn't complain too much if he goes down under a challenge. Think I prefer Parkys possitve evaluation of Reidy ie he picks him every week if you don't mind "Real" City Gent
Spot on whisky1. I sit in direct line with where Kyel Reid gets the ball when City are attacking the Kop and I've witnessed the harsh treatment he receives from defenders. At least two and sometimes three are on him and they are prepared to use any means to stop him. If the man is as crap as "Real" City Gent maintains, how is it that on other fans forums they say they wish Reid and Wells were on their side?
[quote][p][bold]whisky1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]realcitygent[/bold] wrote: parkinsons quote reidy doesnt dive ,wake up parky the man spends more time on the floor than on his feet ,i went to game yesterday was saying b4 game see how many crosses reid gets in ,2 in total also watch how many times he falls over when tackeled which seemed to be everytime anyone near him ,he does it everygame ,and i do think he deserved to be booked ,the mans crap[/p][/quote]Lol....the funny thing is this isn't a wind up. The guy has been great this year ..full backs are quite prepared to take him off at the knees virtually every game so I wouldn't complain too much if he goes down under a challenge. Think I prefer Parkys possitve evaluation of Reidy ie he picks him every week if you don't mind "Real" City Gent[/p][/quote]Spot on whisky1. I sit in direct line with where Kyel Reid gets the ball when City are attacking the Kop and I've witnessed the harsh treatment he receives from defenders. At least two and sometimes three are on him and they are prepared to use any means to stop him. If the man is as crap as "Real" City Gent maintains, how is it that on other fans forums they say they wish Reid and Wells were on their side? Statler4

12:53pm Mon 2 Dec 13

Stevie-C says...

"was it, wasn't it" penalty decisions aside, I thought a point was a fair result on the balance of play. Our confidence has taken a bit of a knock recently, whereas oldham were THE form team, with 4 wins on the bounce. We looked tired in the 2nd half so the fortnight break should do us no end of good. One gripe from me regarding yesterday: why on earth did everyone in the front half of the block I sat insist on standing up for the entire game? Totally mindless, despite shouts from fellow spectators (me included) asking them to sit. Soon as the half time whistle went, they all sat! Someone mentioned the other week that a certain element of fan was creeping in, and this proves it. I know some will say it is down to the stewards to police it, but it was obvious they weren't interested so that is where commonsense should prevail amongst our fans. My lad is only 8, and he hardly saw the first half!
"was it, wasn't it" penalty decisions aside, I thought a point was a fair result on the balance of play. Our confidence has taken a bit of a knock recently, whereas oldham were THE form team, with 4 wins on the bounce. We looked tired in the 2nd half so the fortnight break should do us no end of good. One gripe from me regarding yesterday: why on earth did everyone in the front half of the block I sat insist on standing up for the entire game? Totally mindless, despite shouts from fellow spectators (me included) asking them to sit. Soon as the half time whistle went, they all sat! Someone mentioned the other week that a certain element of fan was creeping in, and this proves it. I know some will say it is down to the stewards to police it, but it was obvious they weren't interested so that is where commonsense should prevail amongst our fans. My lad is only 8, and he hardly saw the first half! Stevie-C

12:53pm Mon 2 Dec 13

realcitygent says...

Peter300 wrote:
realcitygent wrote:
parkinsons quote reidy doesnt dive ,wake up parky the man spends more time on the floor than on his feet ,i went to game yesterday was saying b4 game see how many crosses reid gets in ,2 in total also watch how many times he falls over when tackeled which seemed to be everytime anyone near him ,he does it everygame ,and i do think he deserved to be booked ,the mans crap
You obviously have not watched many football matches recently, let alone Bradford City. And so articulate in your analysis. What is real about you?
you sound a proper clown ,how long have you been going to city ,iv been following them 43 years ,take it you,ve only just started following city ,as for going to many matches i go every home game and nearly every away game ,how many games have you been to this season , i take it your happy watching the standard of football we are playing at the min, we are being out played every game ,are midfield are not involved in the matches as all we do is long ball upfield to hanson ,we have no plan b ,our wingers dont help as they are not good enough ,apart from yeates who cant get a game for some reason
[quote][p][bold]Peter300[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]realcitygent[/bold] wrote: parkinsons quote reidy doesnt dive ,wake up parky the man spends more time on the floor than on his feet ,i went to game yesterday was saying b4 game see how many crosses reid gets in ,2 in total also watch how many times he falls over when tackeled which seemed to be everytime anyone near him ,he does it everygame ,and i do think he deserved to be booked ,the mans crap[/p][/quote]You obviously have not watched many football matches recently, let alone Bradford City. And so articulate in your analysis. What is real about you?[/p][/quote]you sound a proper clown ,how long have you been going to city ,iv been following them 43 years ,take it you,ve only just started following city ,as for going to many matches i go every home game and nearly every away game ,how many games have you been to this season , i take it your happy watching the standard of football we are playing at the min, we are being out played every game ,are midfield are not involved in the matches as all we do is long ball upfield to hanson ,we have no plan b ,our wingers dont help as they are not good enough ,apart from yeates who cant get a game for some reason realcitygent

1:48pm Mon 2 Dec 13

whisky1 says...

Statler4 wrote:
whisky1 wrote:
realcitygent wrote:
parkinsons quote reidy doesnt dive ,wake up parky the man spends more time on the floor than on his feet ,i went to game yesterday was saying b4 game see how many crosses reid gets in ,2 in total also watch how many times he falls over when tackeled which seemed to be everytime anyone near him ,he does it everygame ,and i do think he deserved to be booked ,the mans crap
Lol....the funny thing is this isn't a wind up. The guy has been great this year ..full backs are quite prepared to take him off at the knees virtually every game so I wouldn't complain too much if he goes down under a challenge. Think I prefer Parkys possitve evaluation of Reidy ie he picks him every week if you don't mind "Real" City Gent
Spot on whisky1. I sit in direct line with where Kyel Reid gets the ball when City are attacking the Kop and I've witnessed the harsh treatment he receives from defenders. At least two and sometimes three are on him and they are prepared to use any means to stop him. If the man is as crap as "Real" City Gent maintains, how is it that on other fans forums they say they wish Reid and Wells were on their side?
Exactly hes so crap they gets double (triple up sometimes) on him !
[quote][p][bold]Statler4[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]whisky1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]realcitygent[/bold] wrote: parkinsons quote reidy doesnt dive ,wake up parky the man spends more time on the floor than on his feet ,i went to game yesterday was saying b4 game see how many crosses reid gets in ,2 in total also watch how many times he falls over when tackeled which seemed to be everytime anyone near him ,he does it everygame ,and i do think he deserved to be booked ,the mans crap[/p][/quote]Lol....the funny thing is this isn't a wind up. The guy has been great this year ..full backs are quite prepared to take him off at the knees virtually every game so I wouldn't complain too much if he goes down under a challenge. Think I prefer Parkys possitve evaluation of Reidy ie he picks him every week if you don't mind "Real" City Gent[/p][/quote]Spot on whisky1. I sit in direct line with where Kyel Reid gets the ball when City are attacking the Kop and I've witnessed the harsh treatment he receives from defenders. At least two and sometimes three are on him and they are prepared to use any means to stop him. If the man is as crap as "Real" City Gent maintains, how is it that on other fans forums they say they wish Reid and Wells were on their side?[/p][/quote]Exactly hes so crap they gets double (triple up sometimes) on him ! whisky1

2:46pm Mon 2 Dec 13

Prisoner Cell Block A says...

realcitygent wrote:
Peter300 wrote:
realcitygent wrote:
parkinsons quote reidy doesnt dive ,wake up parky the man spends more time on the floor than on his feet ,i went to game yesterday was saying b4 game see how many crosses reid gets in ,2 in total also watch how many times he falls over when tackeled which seemed to be everytime anyone near him ,he does it everygame ,and i do think he deserved to be booked ,the mans crap
You obviously have not watched many football matches recently, let alone Bradford City. And so articulate in your analysis. What is real about you?
you sound a proper clown ,how long have you been going to city ,iv been following them 43 years ,take it you,ve only just started following city ,as for going to many matches i go every home game and nearly every away game ,how many games have you been to this season , i take it your happy watching the standard of football we are playing at the min, we are being out played every game ,are midfield are not involved in the matches as all we do is long ball upfield to hanson ,we have no plan b ,our wingers dont help as they are not good enough ,apart from yeates who cant get a game for some reason
He sounds like a clown?? Oh FFS, what a plank you are pal. Do us and yourself a favour and stop commenting, you talk absolute rubbish. Throwaway statements with no factual evidence to base them on.
[quote][p][bold]realcitygent[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Peter300[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]realcitygent[/bold] wrote: parkinsons quote reidy doesnt dive ,wake up parky the man spends more time on the floor than on his feet ,i went to game yesterday was saying b4 game see how many crosses reid gets in ,2 in total also watch how many times he falls over when tackeled which seemed to be everytime anyone near him ,he does it everygame ,and i do think he deserved to be booked ,the mans crap[/p][/quote]You obviously have not watched many football matches recently, let alone Bradford City. And so articulate in your analysis. What is real about you?[/p][/quote]you sound a proper clown ,how long have you been going to city ,iv been following them 43 years ,take it you,ve only just started following city ,as for going to many matches i go every home game and nearly every away game ,how many games have you been to this season , i take it your happy watching the standard of football we are playing at the min, we are being out played every game ,are midfield are not involved in the matches as all we do is long ball upfield to hanson ,we have no plan b ,our wingers dont help as they are not good enough ,apart from yeates who cant get a game for some reason[/p][/quote]He sounds like a clown?? Oh FFS, what a plank you are pal. Do us and yourself a favour and stop commenting, you talk absolute rubbish. Throwaway statements with no factual evidence to base them on. Prisoner Cell Block A

4:33pm Mon 2 Dec 13

Plastic Bantam says...

For anyone saying Reid dived, watch this....


http://claretandbant
er.co.uk/threads/rei
ds-first-penalty-cla
im.37243/

how did he not give this?!?!
For anyone saying Reid dived, watch this.... http://claretandbant er.co.uk/threads/rei ds-first-penalty-cla im.37243/ how did he not give this?!?! Plastic Bantam

4:44pm Mon 2 Dec 13

Prisoner Cell Block A says...

Plastic Bantam wrote:
For anyone saying Reid dived, watch this....


http://claretandbant

er.co.uk/threads/rei

ds-first-penalty-cla

im.37243/

how did he not give this?!?!
Only chopped both his legs, no where near a penalty......well not if you had the game down for a draw on your coupon. Blind ref.
[quote][p][bold]Plastic Bantam[/bold] wrote: For anyone saying Reid dived, watch this.... http://claretandbant er.co.uk/threads/rei ds-first-penalty-cla im.37243/ how did he not give this?!?![/p][/quote]Only chopped both his legs, no where near a penalty......well not if you had the game down for a draw on your coupon. Blind ref. Prisoner Cell Block A

5:30pm Mon 2 Dec 13

nowt fresh says...

Have a look here then tell me it was not a penalty, their defender says it all holding his hands up as if to say "never touched him ref" and the referee fell for it poor decision.

http://www1.skysport
s.com/watch/video/sp
orts/football/compet
itions/league-one/90
54350/oldham-1-1-bra
dford
Have a look here then tell me it was not a penalty, their defender says it all holding his hands up as if to say "never touched him ref" and the referee fell for it poor decision. http://www1.skysport s.com/watch/video/sp orts/football/compet itions/league-one/90 54350/oldham-1-1-bra dford nowt fresh

5:40pm Mon 2 Dec 13

Michael Clayton says...

realcitygent wrote:
Peter300 wrote:
realcitygent wrote: parkinsons quote reidy doesnt dive ,wake up parky the man spends more time on the floor than on his feet ,i went to game yesterday was saying b4 game see how many crosses reid gets in ,2 in total also watch how many times he falls over when tackeled which seemed to be everytime anyone near him ,he does it everygame ,and i do think he deserved to be booked ,the mans crap
You obviously have not watched many football matches recently, let alone Bradford City. And so articulate in your analysis. What is real about you?
you sound a proper clown ,how long have you been going to city ,iv been following them 43 years ,take it you,ve only just started following city ,as for going to many matches i go every home game and nearly every away game ,how many games have you been to this season , i take it your happy watching the standard of football we are playing at the min, we are being out played every game ,are midfield are not involved in the matches as all we do is long ball upfield to hanson ,we have no plan b ,our wingers dont help as they are not good enough ,apart from yeates who cant get a game for some reason
So what if you have been following City for 43 years? Just because you have been going home and away does not make you a special case. It is your choice as to how you spend your time.

If, by referring to the longevity of your support, you feel more entitled to comment, then why not provide a proper critique rather than using phrases such as 'crap'?
[quote][p][bold]realcitygent[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Peter300[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]realcitygent[/bold] wrote: parkinsons quote reidy doesnt dive ,wake up parky the man spends more time on the floor than on his feet ,i went to game yesterday was saying b4 game see how many crosses reid gets in ,2 in total also watch how many times he falls over when tackeled which seemed to be everytime anyone near him ,he does it everygame ,and i do think he deserved to be booked ,the mans crap[/p][/quote]You obviously have not watched many football matches recently, let alone Bradford City. And so articulate in your analysis. What is real about you?[/p][/quote]you sound a proper clown ,how long have you been going to city ,iv been following them 43 years ,take it you,ve only just started following city ,as for going to many matches i go every home game and nearly every away game ,how many games have you been to this season , i take it your happy watching the standard of football we are playing at the min, we are being out played every game ,are midfield are not involved in the matches as all we do is long ball upfield to hanson ,we have no plan b ,our wingers dont help as they are not good enough ,apart from yeates who cant get a game for some reason[/p][/quote]So what if you have been following City for 43 years? Just because you have been going home and away does not make you a special case. It is your choice as to how you spend your time. If, by referring to the longevity of your support, you feel more entitled to comment, then why not provide a proper critique rather than using phrases such as 'crap'? Michael Clayton

5:41pm Mon 2 Dec 13

jamiejoe says...

Plastic Bantam wrote:
For anyone saying Reid dived, watch this.... http://claretandbant er.co.uk/threads/rei ds-first-penalty-cla im.37243/ how did he not give this?!?!
some you get ... some you don't

let’s hope we start getting these decisions over the festive period and in 2014 when they will really count towards momentum for pushing for a promotion place!
[quote][p][bold]Plastic Bantam[/bold] wrote: For anyone saying Reid dived, watch this.... http://claretandbant er.co.uk/threads/rei ds-first-penalty-cla im.37243/ how did he not give this?!?![/p][/quote]some you get ... some you don't let’s hope we start getting these decisions over the festive period and in 2014 when they will really count towards momentum for pushing for a promotion place! jamiejoe

5:46pm Mon 2 Dec 13

Michael Clayton says...

Plastic Bantam wrote:
For anyone saying Reid dived, watch this.... http://claretandbant er.co.uk/threads/rei ds-first-penalty-cla im.37243/ how did he not give this?!?!
Hi. If you are the same fan that comments on another site, I have got to say that McLaughlin had absolutely no chance with their goal. It was hit like a rocket. It would be unfair to make a comparison with what happened at the Coventry match.
[quote][p][bold]Plastic Bantam[/bold] wrote: For anyone saying Reid dived, watch this.... http://claretandbant er.co.uk/threads/rei ds-first-penalty-cla im.37243/ how did he not give this?!?![/p][/quote]Hi. If you are the same fan that comments on another site, I have got to say that McLaughlin had absolutely no chance with their goal. It was hit like a rocket. It would be unfair to make a comparison with what happened at the Coventry match. Michael Clayton

11:10pm Mon 2 Dec 13

Plastic Bantam says...

Michael Clayton wrote:
Plastic Bantam wrote:
For anyone saying Reid dived, watch this.... http://claretandbant er.co.uk/threads/rei ds-first-penalty-cla im.37243/ how did he not give this?!?!
Hi. If you are the same fan that comments on another site, I have got to say that McLaughlin had absolutely no chance with their goal. It was hit like a rocket. It would be unfair to make a comparison with what happened at the Coventry match.
Depends which site you're referring to? I haven't commented about McLaughlin been able to save that shot. A brick wall would have crumbled if that strike had hit it!! Haha J-Mac actually had one of his best games, he just needs to sort his kicking out
[quote][p][bold]Michael Clayton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Plastic Bantam[/bold] wrote: For anyone saying Reid dived, watch this.... http://claretandbant er.co.uk/threads/rei ds-first-penalty-cla im.37243/ how did he not give this?!?![/p][/quote]Hi. If you are the same fan that comments on another site, I have got to say that McLaughlin had absolutely no chance with their goal. It was hit like a rocket. It would be unfair to make a comparison with what happened at the Coventry match.[/p][/quote]Depends which site you're referring to? I haven't commented about McLaughlin been able to save that shot. A brick wall would have crumbled if that strike had hit it!! Haha J-Mac actually had one of his best games, he just needs to sort his kicking out Plastic Bantam

8:08am Tue 3 Dec 13

Michael Clayton says...

Plastic Bantam wrote:
Michael Clayton wrote:
Plastic Bantam wrote: For anyone saying Reid dived, watch this.... http://claretandbant er.co.uk/threads/rei ds-first-penalty-cla im.37243/ how did he not give this?!?!
Hi. If you are the same fan that comments on another site, I have got to say that McLaughlin had absolutely no chance with their goal. It was hit like a rocket. It would be unfair to make a comparison with what happened at the Coventry match.
Depends which site you're referring to? I haven't commented about McLaughlin been able to save that shot. A brick wall would have crumbled if that strike had hit it!! Haha J-Mac actually had one of his best games, he just needs to sort his kicking out
Sorry. It is my fault. I thought the 'other' user was called 'Plastic Bantam' but this turns out not to be the case!
[quote][p][bold]Plastic Bantam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Michael Clayton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Plastic Bantam[/bold] wrote: For anyone saying Reid dived, watch this.... http://claretandbant er.co.uk/threads/rei ds-first-penalty-cla im.37243/ how did he not give this?!?![/p][/quote]Hi. If you are the same fan that comments on another site, I have got to say that McLaughlin had absolutely no chance with their goal. It was hit like a rocket. It would be unfair to make a comparison with what happened at the Coventry match.[/p][/quote]Depends which site you're referring to? I haven't commented about McLaughlin been able to save that shot. A brick wall would have crumbled if that strike had hit it!! Haha J-Mac actually had one of his best games, he just needs to sort his kicking out[/p][/quote]Sorry. It is my fault. I thought the 'other' user was called 'Plastic Bantam' but this turns out not to be the case! Michael Clayton

9:14am Tue 3 Dec 13

Prisoner Cell Block A says...

Plastic Bantam wrote:
Michael Clayton wrote:
Plastic Bantam wrote:
For anyone saying Reid dived, watch this.... http://claretandbant er.co.uk/threads/rei ds-first-penalty-cla im.37243/ how did he not give this?!?!
Hi. If you are the same fan that comments on another site, I have got to say that McLaughlin had absolutely no chance with their goal. It was hit like a rocket. It would be unfair to make a comparison with what happened at the Coventry match.
Depends which site you're referring to? I haven't commented about McLaughlin been able to save that shot. A brick wall would have crumbled if that strike had hit it!! Haha J-Mac actually had one of his best games, he just needs to sort his kicking out
I rate Jonny Mac but have to agree with you, his kicking over recent games has left a lot to be desired. Especially from backpasses. Still not sure I would swap him for any other keeper in this division but it is a fair point you make in my opinion.
[quote][p][bold]Plastic Bantam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Michael Clayton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Plastic Bantam[/bold] wrote: For anyone saying Reid dived, watch this.... http://claretandbant er.co.uk/threads/rei ds-first-penalty-cla im.37243/ how did he not give this?!?![/p][/quote]Hi. If you are the same fan that comments on another site, I have got to say that McLaughlin had absolutely no chance with their goal. It was hit like a rocket. It would be unfair to make a comparison with what happened at the Coventry match.[/p][/quote]Depends which site you're referring to? I haven't commented about McLaughlin been able to save that shot. A brick wall would have crumbled if that strike had hit it!! Haha J-Mac actually had one of his best games, he just needs to sort his kicking out[/p][/quote]I rate Jonny Mac but have to agree with you, his kicking over recent games has left a lot to be desired. Especially from backpasses. Still not sure I would swap him for any other keeper in this division but it is a fair point you make in my opinion. Prisoner Cell Block A

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