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4:55pm

Bogey side Rotherham maintained their grip over City with a 1-0 win at Valley Parade.
It was the sixth straight defeat against the Millers – who are now eight points ahead in the last play-off spot.
For City it was more home misery as they never recovered from a superb 21st-minute lob by Haris Vuckic, the on-loan Newcastle striker who they had nearly signed in August.
Garry Thompson was denied by a fine save from Adam Collin but the bulk of the chances were in favour of Steve Evans’ side. Bradford-born James Tavernier, another Rotherham have borrowed from the Toon, had three opportunities for a second goal.
Phil Parkinson handed a shock first start to teenager Oliver McBurnie up front. Carl McHugh was also recalled in defence for the suspended Rory McArdle.
But the changes could not alter the familiar pattern as Evans and Rotherham extended the hoodoo – and pushed City further away from contention.

4:54pm

And that is it folks, 1-0 to Rotherham

4:53pm

Lot of noise.... all from the Rotherham fans

4:51pm

Rotherham make a change as Pablo Mills (another old Crawley "favourite) replaces Revell

4:49pm

Five minutes of stoppage time. Long enough for City to stir the spirit of Coventry and Leyton Orient??

4:45pm

City sub, Oliver for McHugh, 87th minute. A Peter Taylor throwback here as Oliver goes up front...

4:42pm

Biggest crowd of the season here

4:41pm

Crowd is 18,218 with 2,501 from Rotherham...

4:33pm

Another one bites the dust. Skarz in trouble for dumping Meredith

4:31pm

McBurnie's afternoon ends after 73 minutes. On comes Connell

4:30pm

Gary Jones tracks all the way back to intercept in his own area.

4:30pm

Yeates sticks it right on the money but a grey head clears and it's counter-attack time....

4:30pm

Free-kick to City five yards from corner flag. No Reid warm-up this time..

4:27pm

Vital block from Bates as Agard looks to exploit gaps in City defence

4:26pm

Rotherham the brighter side. City need some inspiration as the Kop try to provide it

4:24pm

Good spell for the Millers. Frecklington's low cross-shot whistles across the goalmouth....

4:23pm

Tavernier again goes close with a low shot that McLaughlin pushes behind.

4:22pm

Pringle gets Rotherham's third booking for a foul on McBurnie.

4:21pm

Big chance for Rotherham again but Tavernier whacks over the bar

4:20pm

Wells, who has been quiet, has a shot but it's straight down Collin's throat.

4:18pm

City's first change as Yeates comes on for Thompson. He's not had a bad game to be fair and did have the best shot so far

4:16pm

Bout of head tennis in the Rotherham box. All ends with a terrible miscontrol from Meredith.

4:15pm

Play stopped as Thompson gets treatment after landing heavily.

4:13pm

Cmon City is the rallying cry as the fans do their bit as requested by the manager.

4:12pm

Lot of noise all round now but not a lot of football going on.

4:08pm

Would have been even more as Arnason heads against the post. But ref blows for his push anyway

4:08pm

Pressure still on with a Rotherham corner. Lot of noise that end

4:08pm

Tavernier, the Bradford-born defender, smacks it and McLaughlin makes an excellent save

4:07pm

Dangerous moments for the hosts. Pringle and Tavernier over it

4:06pm

Agard looks to break clear but Darby catches him. Booking for the right back

4:03pm

We're off again.

4:03pm

Ex-Huddersfield left back Skarz replaces Vuckic for second half.

3:51pm

So that's why Ricky Ravenhill is back ... to do the half-time 50/50 draw

3:48pm

1-0 to Rotherham....

3:46pm

Two minutes of added time.

3:46pm

3:43pm

City corner but Bates can only glance header. It's another corner tho...

3:41pm

No card for Darby there

3:40pm

Evans flies to the edge of the pitch to argue about foul on Pringle... The Kop question his girth

3:39pm

Reid is hobbling but he's going to be all right

3:39pm

And now it's convenient for him the striker returns for his punishment

3:38pm

Bond wants to book Vuckic but the Slovenian goes off for a drink first ...

3:38pm

Vuckic fells Reid with a clumsy challenge. The winger stays down

3:35pm

McBurnie shields ball to set up Thompson whose blast is tipped away for corner.

That's much better from City and the crowd respond

3:34pm

Thompson cuts in from left wing to have a crack but his shot is swept away. McBurnie's soft header is caught by Collin.

3:33pm

Evans emerges wide-armed to protest a decision. Derision ensues

3:32pm

Sniff for McBurnie as he collects Reid's jabbed pass but Morgan swiftly slams the door shut

3:32pm

Reid does the above-head routine before placing.... and Jones sends it straight into Collin's arms. Real waste

3:31pm

Free-kick to City five yards outside angle of box. Chance to regain some momentum maybe

3:28pm

The set-piece from Pringle beats everyone except Agard who runs it out with a poor first touch

3:28pm

Rotherham have the upper hand as they force another corner.

3:25pm

Davis going off to be replaced by Millsom. The Jamaican, one of the many red cards from the Crawley brawl, departs to boos.

3:24pm

Rotherham about to make a sub.

3:24pm

Low shot from Agard which McLaughlin saves comfortably

3:23pm

"That man Steve Evans, he's laughing at you" is the mocking chant from the Bradford End

3:21pm

Frecklington rode a couple of challenges, slipped the ball to Agard who teed up Vuckic for the strike. Jon McLaughlin clutching thin air

3:21pm

Would you believe it! Haris VUCKIC, who nearly came to City on loan in August, breaks the deadlock with a perfect lob from corner of the box. 1-0 to Rotherham

3:19pm

And Bradley's name is taken

3:19pm

Complaints from Parky as Bradley goes in late on Doyle.

3:18pm

Great control and shot on turn out of nothing by Wells almost catches out Collin. Ball bounces beyond far post with keeper scrambling.

3:16pm

Long clearance gets Vuckic briefly in behind City back four but his shot is charged down by Bates.

3:14pm

Fingers pointing....

3:14pm

Evans pops his head above the dug-out briefly and gets a few well-intended comments from the fans sat behind.

3:12pm

Bates gets important nick on Pringle's corner to clear the goal mouth.

3:12pm

Corner for Rotherham

3:12pm

Reid annoys the away end by bouncing the ball several times before Jones sends in a dangerous free-kick which no one can get a head on..

3:11pm

Chance for City to apply some pressure here...

3:10pm

Slip from Frecklington allows Reid to break. Meredith fouled by Bradley level with Millers box.

3:09pm

Played short and Reid's cross is volleyed out by Morgan.

3:09pm

And that IS a corner for City as Reid cross turned behind off Bradley's back.

3:09pm

Another long throw from Arnason dealt with

3:08pm

McHugh wins header above Vuckic, who complains in vain for a push.

3:07pm

Game being played at a ferocious pace

3:04pm

Fair to say that left the City dug-out shaken and stirred...

3:04pm

Terrible refereeing alert.... Thompson cross deflects off defender. Mr Bond gives a goal kick

3:03pm

McBurnie levelled by Davis. Welcome to League One, son

3:02pm

Long throw-in into City box. Meredith and Thompson deal with it and some neat control from McBurnie wins throw on halfway. Good start for the lad

3:01pm

Evans sat deep in his dug-out. His animated sidekick Paul Rayner in the box ready to contest every decision no doubt...

3:01pm

McBurnie touches the ball to Wells and off we go. City defending Kop first half

3:00pm

Parky high-fives Billy Bantam. We're ready ....

2:59pm

Rotherham sporting military grey away kit

2:58pm

Stirring chorus of Midland Road as the players head for the centre circle...

2:55pm

And the Kop serenade Steve Evans with a song of dubious taste

2:55pm

Bring on the Bantams cry the Kop as the atmosphere continues to crank up. Cheer leaders waiting to greet the teams on the pitch - getting a predictable "welcome" from the away end...

2:54pm

2:53pm

2:45pm

Noise starts to crank up with 15 minutes to go til kick-off. Good volume from both ends

2:45pm

City's last win against Rotherham seems many moons ago.... Jacko's first victory as caretaker boss over Ronnie Moore's Millers.

Was it or wasn't it over the line from Tom Adeyemi??!

2:29pm

2:15pm

2:15pm

2:15pm

2:14pm

Rotherham make one enforced change after Nouha Dicko was recalled on Monday by Wigan.

Alex Revell takes his place up front, otherwise it's the side that led 3-1 against Wolves and had to make do with a point.

ROTHERHAM (4-4-1-1): Collin, Bradley, Davis, Morgan, Tavernier, Agard, Arnason, Frecklington, Pringle, Vuckic, Revell. Subs: Brindley, Skarz, Mills, O'Connor, Milsom, Tidser, Shearer.

2:12pm

2:12pm

Phil Parkinson has made a huge call by handing Oliver McBurnie his full City debut.

The teenager, who has been in explosive goal-scoring form for the youth team, steps up to partner Nahki Wells up front.

James Hanson is again out and Andy Gray, who came off the bench to score against Peterborough, failed to recover from the dead leg he suffered in that game.

The other two changes from Saturday see Carl McHugh replace the suspended Rory McArdle and Kyel Reid earns a recall in place of Mark Yeates.

Interestingly, Ricky Ravenhill is back on the bench. City cut short his loan spell from Northampton following Aidy Boothroyd's departure.

CITY: McLaughlin, Darby, Bates, McHugh, Meredith, Thompson, Jones, Doyle, Reid, Wells, McBurnie. Subs: Ravenhill, Oliver, Kennedy, Yeates, Taylor, Connell, Ripley.

 

 

1:31pm

1:31pm

Rory McArdle has been out for a run with fitness coach Nick Allamby but the defender is suspended for today.

James Hanson has also been spotted on the pitch but don't think he'll be back in action.

1:30pm

Good afternoon and welcome to the Coral Windows Stadium for City's Yorkshire derby with Rotherham.

The pitch looks in perfect nick after the overnight frost. Let's hope the football can match it and the Bantams can end their five-game losing run against the visitors.

 

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2:56pm Thu 26 Dec 13

SHOESMAKER24 says...

come on city les get the show back on the road good look lads come on city
come on city les get the show back on the road good look lads come on city SHOESMAKER24

2:59pm Thu 26 Dec 13

SHOESMAKER24 says...

good look youg lad
good look youg lad SHOESMAKER24

4:41pm Thu 26 Dec 13

jackez20591 says...

Why wont our management ever look to the premiership for a young loan signing.

Jones/Doyle combination just does not work against good teams in this league. Neither attack, neither create, neither chip in with goals. Connell is a terrible option from the bench. Thompson is a poor right winger.


Use the talent available in the leagues above us.
Why wont our management ever look to the premiership for a young loan signing. Jones/Doyle combination just does not work against good teams in this league. Neither attack, neither create, neither chip in with goals. Connell is a terrible option from the bench. Thompson is a poor right winger. Use the talent available in the leagues above us. jackez20591

4:58pm Thu 26 Dec 13

BCFC1234 says...

one win in fourteen, good job City had a good start, this is relegation form.
one win in fourteen, good job City had a good start, this is relegation form. BCFC1234

5:09pm Thu 26 Dec 13

bahamianbantam says...

In freefall - glad its nearly Transfer Window - with current squad no hope

Maybe just maybe survive but PP seems to have no ideas other than team started last season. Very worried!
In freefall - glad its nearly Transfer Window - with current squad no hope Maybe just maybe survive but PP seems to have no ideas other than team started last season. Very worried! bahamianbantam

5:13pm Thu 26 Dec 13

lawsonio123 says...

Well i think we can safely say we are not quite good enough to go up and now we must build for a push at promotion next season we do not have a bad team but are just a bit short in some positions.Let Mr Parkinson now bring about the improvement needed at the same time keeping us in a safe position away from the bottom four. We need wins to ensure this for the lack of wins are now becoming a major problem. Let us all keep supporting our team for they need our support at this time more than ever.
Well i think we can safely say we are not quite good enough to go up and now we must build for a push at promotion next season we do not have a bad team but are just a bit short in some positions.Let Mr Parkinson now bring about the improvement needed at the same time keeping us in a safe position away from the bottom four. We need wins to ensure this for the lack of wins are now becoming a major problem. Let us all keep supporting our team for they need our support at this time more than ever. lawsonio123

6:02pm Thu 26 Dec 13

silverbantam says...

Our current form means it's a no brainer to sell Nahki and invest in better players. Sad but true.

Let's hope Rotherham get promoted so we don't have to play them next season !
Our current form means it's a no brainer to sell Nahki and invest in better players. Sad but true. Let's hope Rotherham get promoted so we don't have to play them next season ! silverbantam

6:18pm Thu 26 Dec 13

realcitygent says...

again another poor performance, team just not good enough to chalenge for promotion ,its getting very tiring watching are players just kicking ball upfield hoping it will drop to one of our players ,we seem to lack any sort of idea ,when we get ball our players really dont look like they want it and try get rid as fast as poss,cant remember last time we put half dozen passes together ,to many backward passes ,left side of pitch is a joke medrith reid just not on same wavelenth ,also parkinson making changes far to late oliver on with 4mins to go not long enough to find your feet,,why can our wingers not manage to get ball off floor,or not have the confidence to take a deffender on ,there midfield today got the ball ran at our denfence causing panic ,i think wells will go in jan cant blame the lad he wants to play in higher league ,lets hope we get a decent amount for him ,maybe get few loan signings in till end season from prem clubs help us stay in this div,then end season get rid of all the deadwood we have on board,
again another poor performance, team just not good enough to chalenge for promotion ,its getting very tiring watching are players just kicking ball upfield hoping it will drop to one of our players ,we seem to lack any sort of idea ,when we get ball our players really dont look like they want it and try get rid as fast as poss,cant remember last time we put half dozen passes together ,to many backward passes ,left side of pitch is a joke medrith reid just not on same wavelenth ,also parkinson making changes far to late oliver on with 4mins to go not long enough to find your feet,,why can our wingers not manage to get ball off floor,or not have the confidence to take a deffender on ,there midfield today got the ball ran at our denfence causing panic ,i think wells will go in jan cant blame the lad he wants to play in higher league ,lets hope we get a decent amount for him ,maybe get few loan signings in till end season from prem clubs help us stay in this div,then end season get rid of all the deadwood we have on board, realcitygent

6:29pm Thu 26 Dec 13

realcitygent says...

silverbantam wrote:
Our current form means it's a no brainer to sell Nahki and invest in better players. Sad but true.

Let's hope Rotherham get promoted so we don't have to play them next season !
i agree about wells ,the lad wants to play higher level ,plus theres nothing we can do to stop him going unless we want to right off maybe 3million, can we really trust parkinson to spend it wisely ,he has made lot bad signings forlan de vita kennedy etc maybe get few loan signings in from prem/champ clubs to help us stay in this div ,if we try to buy anyone with money from wells other clubs will up their valution by loads ,would love wells to stay but the lads got ambition
[quote][p][bold]silverbantam[/bold] wrote: Our current form means it's a no brainer to sell Nahki and invest in better players. Sad but true. Let's hope Rotherham get promoted so we don't have to play them next season ![/p][/quote]i agree about wells ,the lad wants to play higher level ,plus theres nothing we can do to stop him going unless we want to right off maybe 3million, can we really trust parkinson to spend it wisely ,he has made lot bad signings forlan de vita kennedy etc maybe get few loan signings in from prem/champ clubs to help us stay in this div ,if we try to buy anyone with money from wells other clubs will up their valution by loads ,would love wells to stay but the lads got ambition realcitygent

6:31pm Thu 26 Dec 13

bcfc1903 says...

Experience says BCFC should not sell their best players in January, they should however off load Gray, Folan and a few others and bring in Dean Furman from Doncaster and an experienced goalkeeper either on loan to the end of the season or as a permanent signing. Obviously we also need Hanson, McArdle and Davies back as quickly as possible.
Experience says BCFC should not sell their best players in January, they should however off load Gray, Folan and a few others and bring in Dean Furman from Doncaster and an experienced goalkeeper either on loan to the end of the season or as a permanent signing. Obviously we also need Hanson, McArdle and Davies back as quickly as possible. bcfc1903

6:31pm Thu 26 Dec 13

bcfc1903 says...

Experience says BCFC should not sell their best players in January, they should however off load Gray, Folan and a few others and bring in Dean Furman from Doncaster and an experienced goalkeeper either on loan to the end of the season or as a permanent signing. Obviously we also need Hanson, McArdle and Davies back as quickly as possible.
Experience says BCFC should not sell their best players in January, they should however off load Gray, Folan and a few others and bring in Dean Furman from Doncaster and an experienced goalkeeper either on loan to the end of the season or as a permanent signing. Obviously we also need Hanson, McArdle and Davies back as quickly as possible. bcfc1903

6:50pm Thu 26 Dec 13

queenyfan says...

The sad part of today was that Rotheram didnt look that good either and a decent peformance by City would have been enough to get something.Maybe there were reasons in the loss of Hanson, and maybe McCardle, but we really did not do enough and allowed Rotheram to bully us, particularly McBurnie, and it was perhaps not the best kind of game to give him a debut.
But, it may have paid off as Rotheram would not have known much about him.The size of the squad has been exploited today.
The sad part of today was that Rotheram didnt look that good either and a decent peformance by City would have been enough to get something.Maybe there were reasons in the loss of Hanson, and maybe McCardle, but we really did not do enough and allowed Rotheram to bully us, particularly McBurnie, and it was perhaps not the best kind of game to give him a debut. But, it may have paid off as Rotheram would not have known much about him.The size of the squad has been exploited today. queenyfan

7:36pm Thu 26 Dec 13

bcfc1903 says...

queenyfan wrote:
The sad part of today was that Rotheram didnt look that good either and a decent peformance by City would have been enough to get something.Maybe there were reasons in the loss of Hanson, and maybe McCardle, but we really did not do enough and allowed Rotheram to bully us, particularly McBurnie, and it was perhaps not the best kind of game to give him a debut.
But, it may have paid off as Rotheram would not have known much about him.The size of the squad has been exploited today.
Indeed Queeny, personally haven't been this season but i'm there in spirit. Unfortunately, Parkinson's acquisitions have been poor, he's an excellent manager but guys like Kennedy, Taylor, Gray, Folan have been a disaster, in all honesty i wouldn't touch LUFC players with a barge pole. We need a few handy players(guys like Darren Moore, Jamie Lawrence) to be able to handle teams like RUFC. That aside, Furman is a must as is another quality keeper.
[quote][p][bold]queenyfan[/bold] wrote: The sad part of today was that Rotheram didnt look that good either and a decent peformance by City would have been enough to get something.Maybe there were reasons in the loss of Hanson, and maybe McCardle, but we really did not do enough and allowed Rotheram to bully us, particularly McBurnie, and it was perhaps not the best kind of game to give him a debut. But, it may have paid off as Rotheram would not have known much about him.The size of the squad has been exploited today.[/p][/quote]Indeed Queeny, personally haven't been this season but i'm there in spirit. Unfortunately, Parkinson's acquisitions have been poor, he's an excellent manager but guys like Kennedy, Taylor, Gray, Folan have been a disaster, in all honesty i wouldn't touch LUFC players with a barge pole. We need a few handy players(guys like Darren Moore, Jamie Lawrence) to be able to handle teams like RUFC. That aside, Furman is a must as is another quality keeper. bcfc1903

7:58pm Thu 26 Dec 13

Pablo says...

realcitygent wrote:
silverbantam wrote:
Our current form means it's a no brainer to sell Nahki and invest in better players. Sad but true.

Let's hope Rotherham get promoted so we don't have to play them next season !
i agree about wells ,the lad wants to play higher level ,plus theres nothing we can do to stop him going unless we want to right off maybe 3million, can we really trust parkinson to spend it wisely ,he has made lot bad signings forlan de vita kennedy etc maybe get few loan signings in from prem/champ clubs to help us stay in this div ,if we try to buy anyone with money from wells other clubs will up their valution by loads ,would love wells to stay but the lads got ambition
Sadly, I have to agree that I'd fully understand if Wells leaves. I know we were missing some key players, but I was very disappointed with today's performance, with too many players below par. How many times have we failed to perform in the league, when a bumper crowd turns up?

Who is going to take the players we all know should be offloaded? I wish we had a Dave Syers type in midfield. If Nahki goes, can we trust PP to find an adequate replacement?

I haven't lost the faith, but I had little confidence that we'd even score, let alone win, going into today's game and I think some of he players felt the same, and that worries me.
[quote][p][bold]realcitygent[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]silverbantam[/bold] wrote: Our current form means it's a no brainer to sell Nahki and invest in better players. Sad but true. Let's hope Rotherham get promoted so we don't have to play them next season ![/p][/quote]i agree about wells ,the lad wants to play higher level ,plus theres nothing we can do to stop him going unless we want to right off maybe 3million, can we really trust parkinson to spend it wisely ,he has made lot bad signings forlan de vita kennedy etc maybe get few loan signings in from prem/champ clubs to help us stay in this div ,if we try to buy anyone with money from wells other clubs will up their valution by loads ,would love wells to stay but the lads got ambition[/p][/quote]Sadly, I have to agree that I'd fully understand if Wells leaves. I know we were missing some key players, but I was very disappointed with today's performance, with too many players below par. How many times have we failed to perform in the league, when a bumper crowd turns up? Who is going to take the players we all know should be offloaded? I wish we had a Dave Syers type in midfield. If Nahki goes, can we trust PP to find an adequate replacement? I haven't lost the faith, but I had little confidence that we'd even score, let alone win, going into today's game and I think some of he players felt the same, and that worries me. Pablo

8:13pm Thu 26 Dec 13

silverbantam says...

Message from Caleb Folan:

@CalebFln: Greetings #bcafc i just wanted to leave a few words for you to read regarding my stay here at Bradford http://t.co/JMcZWDcX
yI”

Bantams.
It saddens me to say that my time here has now expired & i will be moving on from Bradford City.

The most important thing for me right now is playing football and I’m sure you will understand that i need to persue that.

It saddens me that I have had no contact from the manager over the last month regarding my departure or anything else of that matter, not even a hand shake as a man, so that bothers me.

But I will say i appreciate the club allowing me to come on board and assist in bringing my fitness back to a good place.

It’s a great club & I’ve been honoured to represent Bradford City.

Il miss the great squad of lads we have, some of the most humble guys I’ve worked with & i wish each & everyone of them every future success

& to the fans i appreciate your energy week in and week out, it’s amazing to see and I’m sure your continuing support will take the club back to where it belongs.

Il look forward to following the clubs progress.

Much luv.
Ca.
Message from Caleb Folan: @CalebFln: Greetings #bcafc i just wanted to leave a few words for you to read regarding my stay here at Bradford http://t.co/JMcZWDcX yI” Bantams. It saddens me to say that my time here has now expired & i will be moving on from Bradford City. The most important thing for me right now is playing football and I’m sure you will understand that i need to persue that. It saddens me that I have had no contact from the manager over the last month regarding my departure or anything else of that matter, not even a hand shake as a man, so that bothers me. But I will say i appreciate the club allowing me to come on board and assist in bringing my fitness back to a good place. It’s a great club & I’ve been honoured to represent Bradford City. Il miss the great squad of lads we have, some of the most humble guys I’ve worked with & i wish each & everyone of them every future success & to the fans i appreciate your energy week in and week out, it’s amazing to see and I’m sure your continuing support will take the club back to where it belongs. Il look forward to following the clubs progress. Much luv. Ca. silverbantam

8:42pm Thu 26 Dec 13

realcitygent says...

silverbantam wrote:
Message from Caleb Folan:

@CalebFln: Greetings #bcafc i just wanted to leave a few words for you to read regarding my stay here at Bradford http://t.co/JMcZWDcX

yI”

Bantams.
It saddens me to say that my time here has now expired & i will be moving on from Bradford City.

The most important thing for me right now is playing football and I’m sure you will understand that i need to persue that.

It saddens me that I have had no contact from the manager over the last month regarding my departure or anything else of that matter, not even a hand shake as a man, so that bothers me.

But I will say i appreciate the club allowing me to come on board and assist in bringing my fitness back to a good place.

It’s a great club & I’ve been honoured to represent Bradford City.

Il miss the great squad of lads we have, some of the most humble guys I’ve worked with & i wish each & everyone of them every future success

& to the fans i appreciate your energy week in and week out, it’s amazing to see and I’m sure your continuing support will take the club back to where it belongs.

Il look forward to following the clubs progress.

Much luv.
Ca.
why did parky sign folan and not give the lad a chance ,who knows he may of been a decent addition to team ,maybe today he may of gave us a fighting chance up front as we were lightweight are strikers getting bullied ,i think its a disgrace by parky not to even thanked the lad or shook his hand and wished him all the best ,he has done this before and is doing it now with connell taylor and even yeates ,he is sticking with same players that got us up which i agree at begining of season but when things are going wrong he needs to make changes ,if he doesnt rate players he has signed why the hell sign them in first place ,he throwing clubs money down drain, if we sell wells can we trust him to spend the money wisely ,i honestly dont think so ,he has mad a lot bad signings ,or signings he doesnt think good enough to play ,kennedy,taylor ,forlan,gray the list goes on
[quote][p][bold]silverbantam[/bold] wrote: Message from Caleb Folan: @CalebFln: Greetings #bcafc i just wanted to leave a few words for you to read regarding my stay here at Bradford http://t.co/JMcZWDcX yI” Bantams. It saddens me to say that my time here has now expired & i will be moving on from Bradford City. The most important thing for me right now is playing football and I’m sure you will understand that i need to persue that. It saddens me that I have had no contact from the manager over the last month regarding my departure or anything else of that matter, not even a hand shake as a man, so that bothers me. But I will say i appreciate the club allowing me to come on board and assist in bringing my fitness back to a good place. It’s a great club & I’ve been honoured to represent Bradford City. Il miss the great squad of lads we have, some of the most humble guys I’ve worked with & i wish each & everyone of them every future success & to the fans i appreciate your energy week in and week out, it’s amazing to see and I’m sure your continuing support will take the club back to where it belongs. Il look forward to following the clubs progress. Much luv. Ca.[/p][/quote]why did parky sign folan and not give the lad a chance ,who knows he may of been a decent addition to team ,maybe today he may of gave us a fighting chance up front as we were lightweight are strikers getting bullied ,i think its a disgrace by parky not to even thanked the lad or shook his hand and wished him all the best ,he has done this before and is doing it now with connell taylor and even yeates ,he is sticking with same players that got us up which i agree at begining of season but when things are going wrong he needs to make changes ,if he doesnt rate players he has signed why the hell sign them in first place ,he throwing clubs money down drain, if we sell wells can we trust him to spend the money wisely ,i honestly dont think so ,he has mad a lot bad signings ,or signings he doesnt think good enough to play ,kennedy,taylor ,forlan,gray the list goes on realcitygent

8:52pm Thu 26 Dec 13

bantam10 says...

BCFC1234 wrote:
one win in fourteen, good job City had a good start, this is relegation form.
I agree. This form is worrying. We could even go
Down if things don't improve!
[quote][p][bold]BCFC1234[/bold] wrote: one win in fourteen, good job City had a good start, this is relegation form.[/p][/quote]I agree. This form is worrying. We could even go Down if things don't improve! bantam10

9:52pm Thu 26 Dec 13

SHOESMAKER24 says...

we need hanson and davis back as I think we are not as good a team with out them that is for sure , and it shows . as above this form is a bit worrying but plenty of time to get back on track .must start winning again soon though .that is for sure to
we need hanson and davis back as I think we are not as good a team with out them that is for sure , and it shows . as above this form is a bit worrying but plenty of time to get back on track .must start winning again soon though .that is for sure to SHOESMAKER24

10:21pm Thu 26 Dec 13

Victor Clayton says...

SHOESMAKER24 wrote:
we need hanson and davis back as I think we are not as good a team with out them that is for sure , and it shows . as above this form is a bit worrying but plenty of time to get back on track .must start winning again soon though .that is for sure to
I agree that the team would have looked better with Hanson in it. But doesn't that just confirm how one dimensional and predictable we are? I thought that we were shown up as a team of 9 defenders who's job it is to hoof the ball up to Hanson in the hope he will knock it down for wells. There is nothing else, certainly no plan b. Rotherham were miles better. Bty, I could not understand why folan was never given a chance. I thought that maybe he was on a big play bonus or something!
[quote][p][bold]SHOESMAKER24[/bold] wrote: we need hanson and davis back as I think we are not as good a team with out them that is for sure , and it shows . as above this form is a bit worrying but plenty of time to get back on track .must start winning again soon though .that is for sure to[/p][/quote]I agree that the team would have looked better with Hanson in it. But doesn't that just confirm how one dimensional and predictable we are? I thought that we were shown up as a team of 9 defenders who's job it is to hoof the ball up to Hanson in the hope he will knock it down for wells. There is nothing else, certainly no plan b. Rotherham were miles better. Bty, I could not understand why folan was never given a chance. I thought that maybe he was on a big play bonus or something! Victor Clayton

10:26pm Thu 26 Dec 13

bcfc1903 says...

Selling Wells will only add to BCFC's problems, to get a replacement will not be cheap, we know Wells will score...his replacement whoever it is ...is no guarantee of goals and is a gamble, Parkinson, good manager that he is has a poor record of signing players recently.., so BCFC risk losing a prolific goalscorer with much of that money going on an unknown quantity replacement. BCFC should not put at risk it's 1st division place with what would be a gamble, much better to wait til the end of this season....oh and sign Dean Furman next month.
Selling Wells will only add to BCFC's problems, to get a replacement will not be cheap, we know Wells will score...his replacement whoever it is ...is no guarantee of goals and is a gamble, Parkinson, good manager that he is has a poor record of signing players recently.., so BCFC risk losing a prolific goalscorer with much of that money going on an unknown quantity replacement. BCFC should not put at risk it's 1st division place with what would be a gamble, much better to wait til the end of this season....oh and sign Dean Furman next month. bcfc1903

10:45pm Thu 26 Dec 13

Cityman23 says...

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11:06pm Thu 26 Dec 13

Cityman23 says...

It was all set up for City at 2.55pm inside Valley Parade with a massive, heaving 18,000 plus crowd making a lot of noise as the teams came out on to the field. Yet within about 15 mins of the start, the old 'problems' were glaringly obvious.

'PP' threw Oliver McBurnie and Carl McHugh into the fray but still, it didn't seem to make much difference and the goal when it came exposed City's familiar frailties. Jonny Mac made a bad kick out, the Millers latched on to it quickly. Several City defenders had chances to clear but... the ball still nestled in the Bantams' net shortly after!

From there on to the end of the first half and then through the second, City huffed and puffed but got...precisely nowhere. Okay, they didn't concede any more (and R'ham had three further chances that could have gone in) but....this was disheartening to watch for the City 'faithful' who have backed the team so well at home/away. This game if it needed a title could be called 'City's Glass Ceiling.'

City's weak bench continues to offer little at times when new recruits on the park are necessary. McBurnie is a young prospect but he mainly looked out of his depth today and of course the inevitable Connell substitution made no difference. Luke Oliver put on as a Hanson 'clone' up front was a bold move but with five mins to go-too late. Oliver didn't always win the ball in the air but he made the Millers sit up/take notice. Truly the R'ham keeper had a 'day off' he saw so little action!

Where do City go now? Well, Promotion is beyond remote and if we ended up at Wembley now it would be a bigger achievement than getting there twice last season!! But hopefully 'PP' has been scouting around for new players incl. a central defender, an attacking midfielder who could get some goals and a striker to replace the (likely to depart) 'NW.' The problems are we seem to need the money to balance the books and have fringe players to move out that few would want.

We don't want to 'throw the baby out... etc' but new recruits are vital now and the excuses (if we thought there were any) have just run out. Merry Christmas!
It was all set up for City at 2.55pm inside Valley Parade with a massive, heaving 18,000 plus crowd making a lot of noise as the teams came out on to the field. Yet within about 15 mins of the start, the old 'problems' were glaringly obvious. 'PP' threw Oliver McBurnie and Carl McHugh into the fray but still, it didn't seem to make much difference and the goal when it came exposed City's familiar frailties. Jonny Mac made a bad kick out, the Millers latched on to it quickly. Several City defenders had chances to clear but... the ball still nestled in the Bantams' net shortly after! From there on to the end of the first half and then through the second, City huffed and puffed but got...precisely nowhere. Okay, they didn't concede any more (and R'ham had three further chances that could have gone in) but....this was disheartening to watch for the City 'faithful' who have backed the team so well at home/away. This game if it needed a title could be called 'City's Glass Ceiling.' City's weak bench continues to offer little at times when new recruits on the park are necessary. McBurnie is a young prospect but he mainly looked out of his depth today and of course the inevitable Connell substitution made no difference. Luke Oliver put on as a Hanson 'clone' up front was a bold move but with five mins to go-too late. Oliver didn't always win the ball in the air but he made the Millers sit up/take notice. Truly the R'ham keeper had a 'day off' he saw so little action! Where do City go now? Well, Promotion is beyond remote and if we ended up at Wembley now it would be a bigger achievement than getting there twice last season!! But hopefully 'PP' has been scouting around for new players incl. a central defender, an attacking midfielder who could get some goals and a striker to replace the (likely to depart) 'NW.' The problems are we seem to need the money to balance the books and have fringe players to move out that few would want. We don't want to 'throw the baby out... etc' but new recruits are vital now and the excuses (if we thought there were any) have just run out. Merry Christmas! Cityman23

11:07pm Thu 26 Dec 13

queenyfan says...

When people say we are predictable, we are, and if teams nullify the Hanson Wells threat, or our wing play, then we wont score many.
I am sure scouts pick up on the way we play and its easy to shut us out, which seems to be happening a present.
People have been saying "We have been sussed"
But EVERY game Thompson is hauled off in the 70th/80th minute and replaced by Yeates or Connell.
Teams must also note that and plan accordingly.
Are we really so predictable?
When people say we are predictable, we are, and if teams nullify the Hanson Wells threat, or our wing play, then we wont score many. I am sure scouts pick up on the way we play and its easy to shut us out, which seems to be happening a present. People have been saying "We have been sussed" But EVERY game Thompson is hauled off in the 70th/80th minute and replaced by Yeates or Connell. Teams must also note that and plan accordingly. Are we really so predictable? queenyfan

11:11pm Thu 26 Dec 13

Victor Clayton says...

queenyfan wrote:
When people say we are predictable, we are, and if teams nullify the Hanson Wells threat, or our wing play, then we wont score many.
I am sure scouts pick up on the way we play and its easy to shut us out, which seems to be happening a present.
People have been saying "We have been sussed"
But EVERY game Thompson is hauled off in the 70th/80th minute and replaced by Yeates or Connell.
Teams must also note that and plan accordingly.
Are we really so predictable?
Yes
[quote][p][bold]queenyfan[/bold] wrote: When people say we are predictable, we are, and if teams nullify the Hanson Wells threat, or our wing play, then we wont score many. I am sure scouts pick up on the way we play and its easy to shut us out, which seems to be happening a present. People have been saying "We have been sussed" But EVERY game Thompson is hauled off in the 70th/80th minute and replaced by Yeates or Connell. Teams must also note that and plan accordingly. Are we really so predictable?[/p][/quote]Yes Victor Clayton

11:22pm Thu 26 Dec 13

Victor Clayton says...

Cityman23 wrote:
It was all set up for City at 2.55pm inside Valley Parade with a massive, heaving 18,000 plus crowd making a lot of noise as the teams came out on to the field. Yet within about 15 mins of the start, the old 'problems' were glaringly obvious.

'PP' threw Oliver McBurnie and Carl McHugh into the fray but still, it didn't seem to make much difference and the goal when it came exposed City's familiar frailties. Jonny Mac made a bad kick out, the Millers latched on to it quickly. Several City defenders had chances to clear but... the ball still nestled in the Bantams' net shortly after!

From there on to the end of the first half and then through the second, City huffed and puffed but got...precisely nowhere. Okay, they didn't concede any more (and R'ham had three further chances that could have gone in) but....this was disheartening to watch for the City 'faithful' who have backed the team so well at home/away. This game if it needed a title could be called 'City's Glass Ceiling.'

City's weak bench continues to offer little at times when new recruits on the park are necessary. McBurnie is a young prospect but he mainly looked out of his depth today and of course the inevitable Connell substitution made no difference. Luke Oliver put on as a Hanson 'clone' up front was a bold move but with five mins to go-too late. Oliver didn't always win the ball in the air but he made the Millers sit up/take notice. Truly the R'ham keeper had a 'day off' he saw so little action!

Where do City go now? Well, Promotion is beyond remote and if we ended up at Wembley now it would be a bigger achievement than getting there twice last season!! But hopefully 'PP' has been scouting around for new players incl. a central defender, an attacking midfielder who could get some goals and a striker to replace the (likely to depart) 'NW.' The problems are we seem to need the money to balance the books and have fringe players to move out that few would want.

We don't want to 'throw the baby out... etc' but new recruits are vital now and the excuses (if we thought there were any) have just run out. Merry Christmas!
when they won possession and broke for their goal it was not luck or just our poor play that led to the goal. they managed to get 5 players in to the box! We don't manage this after a decent build up.
[quote][p][bold]Cityman23[/bold] wrote: It was all set up for City at 2.55pm inside Valley Parade with a massive, heaving 18,000 plus crowd making a lot of noise as the teams came out on to the field. Yet within about 15 mins of the start, the old 'problems' were glaringly obvious. 'PP' threw Oliver McBurnie and Carl McHugh into the fray but still, it didn't seem to make much difference and the goal when it came exposed City's familiar frailties. Jonny Mac made a bad kick out, the Millers latched on to it quickly. Several City defenders had chances to clear but... the ball still nestled in the Bantams' net shortly after! From there on to the end of the first half and then through the second, City huffed and puffed but got...precisely nowhere. Okay, they didn't concede any more (and R'ham had three further chances that could have gone in) but....this was disheartening to watch for the City 'faithful' who have backed the team so well at home/away. This game if it needed a title could be called 'City's Glass Ceiling.' City's weak bench continues to offer little at times when new recruits on the park are necessary. McBurnie is a young prospect but he mainly looked out of his depth today and of course the inevitable Connell substitution made no difference. Luke Oliver put on as a Hanson 'clone' up front was a bold move but with five mins to go-too late. Oliver didn't always win the ball in the air but he made the Millers sit up/take notice. Truly the R'ham keeper had a 'day off' he saw so little action! Where do City go now? Well, Promotion is beyond remote and if we ended up at Wembley now it would be a bigger achievement than getting there twice last season!! But hopefully 'PP' has been scouting around for new players incl. a central defender, an attacking midfielder who could get some goals and a striker to replace the (likely to depart) 'NW.' The problems are we seem to need the money to balance the books and have fringe players to move out that few would want. We don't want to 'throw the baby out... etc' but new recruits are vital now and the excuses (if we thought there were any) have just run out. Merry Christmas![/p][/quote]when they won possession and broke for their goal it was not luck or just our poor play that led to the goal. they managed to get 5 players in to the box! We don't manage this after a decent build up. Victor Clayton

11:38pm Thu 26 Dec 13

Stevie-C says...

Totally toothless today. Personally i cannot wait for my trip to notts co as home games are getting slightly tedious, "fortress VP" it certainly isnt! Nice to see evans give us credit afterwards saying we will bounce back. Maybe we can finally shut this chapter of evans being the pantomime villain? And whats gone on with folan?? comments aimed at PP slightly disturbing
Totally toothless today. Personally i cannot wait for my trip to notts co as home games are getting slightly tedious, "fortress VP" it certainly isnt! Nice to see evans give us credit afterwards saying we will bounce back. Maybe we can finally shut this chapter of evans being the pantomime villain? And whats gone on with folan?? comments aimed at PP slightly disturbing Stevie-C

12:25am Fri 27 Dec 13

macca1969 says...

Who signed jones meredith Darby Davies mcardle reid yeates Thompson. Hines last year. A team known as the history makers. Can't make good signings my ar $ e. Thd divs are out again and one who admits not even going this season.!!!!!!
Who signed jones meredith Darby Davies mcardle reid yeates Thompson. Hines last year. A team known as the history makers. Can't make good signings my ar $ e. Thd divs are out again and one who admits not even going this season.!!!!!! macca1969

2:10am Fri 27 Dec 13

Bradford1903 says...

I didn't think we played that badly 1st half, apart from a 10 minute spell, when we were rocked, by once again a side scoring from their 1st attempt at goal.

Second half we were poor though, and Rotherham should've really extended their lead.

All it goes to show is how important it is to have a target man at this level, as otherwise the ball just keeps coming straight back like it did for the majority of the 2nd half.

I thought McBurnie did pretty well considering it was his full debut. He wasn't afraid to put himself about and looked like he had a nice touch, but it was a massive ask, for a young lad to get the better of and dominate physically two well schooled centre halves. In the absence of any serious alternatives and although I am not his greatest fan in that position, surely Thompson had to start up front, as at least he his experience of playing up there at this level.

Wells also isn't the same player when he doesn't have any of Hanson's flicks to run onto, and therefore spends much of the match with his back to goal.

When Reid is also not on his game, and he seemed very reluctant to take his full back on yesterday, then we look very predictable.

I thought the midfield two were poor, especially Doyle, who seems largely immune from criticism, and while he might be neat and tidy in possession, when do you ever see him make a crunching tackle or defence splitting pass, I just think he's totally overhyped.

On the plus side, I thought McHugh settled in like he'd never been away, which only reaffirmed the question why did we need to sign Bates, as both Oliver and young Carl are at the very least the equal of him, assuming Davies and McArdle are your 1st choice centre halves, plus there is also Taylor.

Disappointing, but we need Hanson back and quickly.
I didn't think we played that badly 1st half, apart from a 10 minute spell, when we were rocked, by once again a side scoring from their 1st attempt at goal. Second half we were poor though, and Rotherham should've really extended their lead. All it goes to show is how important it is to have a target man at this level, as otherwise the ball just keeps coming straight back like it did for the majority of the 2nd half. I thought McBurnie did pretty well considering it was his full debut. He wasn't afraid to put himself about and looked like he had a nice touch, but it was a massive ask, for a young lad to get the better of and dominate physically two well schooled centre halves. In the absence of any serious alternatives and although I am not his greatest fan in that position, surely Thompson had to start up front, as at least he his experience of playing up there at this level. Wells also isn't the same player when he doesn't have any of Hanson's flicks to run onto, and therefore spends much of the match with his back to goal. When Reid is also not on his game, and he seemed very reluctant to take his full back on yesterday, then we look very predictable. I thought the midfield two were poor, especially Doyle, who seems largely immune from criticism, and while he might be neat and tidy in possession, when do you ever see him make a crunching tackle or defence splitting pass, I just think he's totally overhyped. On the plus side, I thought McHugh settled in like he'd never been away, which only reaffirmed the question why did we need to sign Bates, as both Oliver and young Carl are at the very least the equal of him, assuming Davies and McArdle are your 1st choice centre halves, plus there is also Taylor. Disappointing, but we need Hanson back and quickly. Bradford1903

7:04am Fri 27 Dec 13

realcitygent says...

macca1969 wrote:
Who signed jones meredith Darby Davies mcardle reid yeates Thompson. Hines last year. A team known as the history makers. Can't make good signings my ar $ e. Thd divs are out again and one who admits not even going this season.!!!!!!
these signings you mention ,ie hines the guy was stuck on bench most season,yeates great player but why does he not play him then,thomson always taken offno fault of his ,reid very inconsistant only has odd good game,davis mcardle good signings ,meredith out of his depth this div ,are left flank is a joke meredith /reid never know who,s doing what ,we concead a lot goals from that side, tell me what you think of other great siggnings ,kennedy, de vita, ,forlan, gray ,and even bates ,i dont think he is as good as mchugh or oliver ,as for midfield doyle is so over rated he is ok when he got lot time on ball but under pressure give ball away for fun,also not great at putting his foot in ,,why did parky not say forlan had left club without playing a league game for us ,because he knows he has made another bad signing
[quote][p][bold]macca1969[/bold] wrote: Who signed jones meredith Darby Davies mcardle reid yeates Thompson. Hines last year. A team known as the history makers. Can't make good signings my ar $ e. Thd divs are out again and one who admits not even going this season.!!!!!![/p][/quote]these signings you mention ,ie hines the guy was stuck on bench most season,yeates great player but why does he not play him then,thomson always taken offno fault of his ,reid very inconsistant only has odd good game,davis mcardle good signings ,meredith out of his depth this div ,are left flank is a joke meredith /reid never know who,s doing what ,we concead a lot goals from that side, tell me what you think of other great siggnings ,kennedy, de vita, ,forlan, gray ,and even bates ,i dont think he is as good as mchugh or oliver ,as for midfield doyle is so over rated he is ok when he got lot time on ball but under pressure give ball away for fun,also not great at putting his foot in ,,why did parky not say forlan had left club without playing a league game for us ,because he knows he has made another bad signing realcitygent

8:38am Fri 27 Dec 13

Halifax Bantam says...

Totally unacceptable from both parky and the team today, they were completely inept from start to finnish. Parky really does only have one game plan and that is lump it, his signings this season have been a complete waste of money. Any idiot can see Jones is shot in the middle of the park and that we'v been short of a striker and a right winger all season. Yes i know he got us to two finals and that achievement will never be forgotten but if we continue with this form its relegation we need to worry about.
Totally unacceptable from both parky and the team today, they were completely inept from start to finnish. Parky really does only have one game plan and that is lump it, his signings this season have been a complete waste of money. Any idiot can see Jones is shot in the middle of the park and that we'v been short of a striker and a right winger all season. Yes i know he got us to two finals and that achievement will never be forgotten but if we continue with this form its relegation we need to worry about. Halifax Bantam

8:56am Fri 27 Dec 13

Halifax Bantam says...

realcitygent wrote:
macca1969 wrote:
Who signed jones meredith Darby Davies mcardle reid yeates Thompson. Hines last year. A team known as the history makers. Can't make good signings my ar $ e. Thd divs are out again and one who admits not even going this season.!!!!!!
these signings you mention ,ie hines the guy was stuck on bench most season,yeates great player but why does he not play him then,thomson always taken offno fault of his ,reid very inconsistant only has odd good game,davis mcardle good signings ,meredith out of his depth this div ,are left flank is a joke meredith /reid never know who,s doing what ,we concead a lot goals from that side, tell me what you think of other great siggnings ,kennedy, de vita, ,forlan, gray ,and even bates ,i dont think he is as good as mchugh or oliver ,as for midfield doyle is so over rated he is ok when he got lot time on ball but under pressure give ball away for fun,also not great at putting his foot in ,,why did parky not say forlan had left club without playing a league game for us ,because he knows he has made another bad signing
The problem macca1969 is that out of all those players you have mentioned is that only Davies is capable of stepping up to the level required in this league. Parky failed to recruit league one players in the summer and let sentiments rule his head with the promoted squad, players like joned, darby, mcugh, thomson, connell, gray and ravenhill should have been let go at the end of last season as they have all reached their level and will not get better. We had an opertunity to build a team around the likes of davies, meredith, doyle, wells and hanson and failed to do so. Look at all the decent teams in this division the have all signed quality young players on loan from prem/champ clubs andwe got left behind and ended up with bates and folan!
Look at our form in the last 3 months its hardly inspiring and we are in danger of losing that feel good factor, crowds will start dropping soon snd the chairmen must realise investment in new players is a must. However given parkys summer recruits would they trust him to spend wisely?
[quote][p][bold]realcitygent[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]macca1969[/bold] wrote: Who signed jones meredith Darby Davies mcardle reid yeates Thompson. Hines last year. A team known as the history makers. Can't make good signings my ar $ e. Thd divs are out again and one who admits not even going this season.!!!!!![/p][/quote]these signings you mention ,ie hines the guy was stuck on bench most season,yeates great player but why does he not play him then,thomson always taken offno fault of his ,reid very inconsistant only has odd good game,davis mcardle good signings ,meredith out of his depth this div ,are left flank is a joke meredith /reid never know who,s doing what ,we concead a lot goals from that side, tell me what you think of other great siggnings ,kennedy, de vita, ,forlan, gray ,and even bates ,i dont think he is as good as mchugh or oliver ,as for midfield doyle is so over rated he is ok when he got lot time on ball but under pressure give ball away for fun,also not great at putting his foot in ,,why did parky not say forlan had left club without playing a league game for us ,because he knows he has made another bad signing[/p][/quote]The problem macca1969 is that out of all those players you have mentioned is that only Davies is capable of stepping up to the level required in this league. Parky failed to recruit league one players in the summer and let sentiments rule his head with the promoted squad, players like joned, darby, mcugh, thomson, connell, gray and ravenhill should have been let go at the end of last season as they have all reached their level and will not get better. We had an opertunity to build a team around the likes of davies, meredith, doyle, wells and hanson and failed to do so. Look at all the decent teams in this division the have all signed quality young players on loan from prem/champ clubs andwe got left behind and ended up with bates and folan! Look at our form in the last 3 months its hardly inspiring and we are in danger of losing that feel good factor, crowds will start dropping soon snd the chairmen must realise investment in new players is a must. However given parkys summer recruits would they trust him to spend wisely? Halifax Bantam

8:56am Fri 27 Dec 13

Halifax Bantam says...

realcitygent wrote:
macca1969 wrote:
Who signed jones meredith Darby Davies mcardle reid yeates Thompson. Hines last year. A team known as the history makers. Can't make good signings my ar $ e. Thd divs are out again and one who admits not even going this season.!!!!!!
these signings you mention ,ie hines the guy was stuck on bench most season,yeates great player but why does he not play him then,thomson always taken offno fault of his ,reid very inconsistant only has odd good game,davis mcardle good signings ,meredith out of his depth this div ,are left flank is a joke meredith /reid never know who,s doing what ,we concead a lot goals from that side, tell me what you think of other great siggnings ,kennedy, de vita, ,forlan, gray ,and even bates ,i dont think he is as good as mchugh or oliver ,as for midfield doyle is so over rated he is ok when he got lot time on ball but under pressure give ball away for fun,also not great at putting his foot in ,,why did parky not say forlan had left club without playing a league game for us ,because he knows he has made another bad signing
The problem macca1969 is that out of all those players you have mentioned is that only Davies is capable of stepping up to the level required in this league. Parky failed to recruit league one players in the summer and let sentiments rule his head with the promoted squad, players like joned, darby, mcugh, thomson, connell, gray and ravenhill should have been let go at the end of last season as they have all reached their level and will not get better. We had an opertunity to build a team around the likes of davies, meredith, doyle, wells and hanson and failed to do so. Look at all the decent teams in this division the have all signed quality young players on loan from prem/champ clubs andwe got left behind and ended up with bates and folan!
Look at our form in the last 3 months its hardly inspiring and we are in danger of losing that feel good factor, crowds will start dropping soon snd the chairmen must realise investment in new players is a must. However given parkys summer recruits would they trust him to spend wisely?
[quote][p][bold]realcitygent[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]macca1969[/bold] wrote: Who signed jones meredith Darby Davies mcardle reid yeates Thompson. Hines last year. A team known as the history makers. Can't make good signings my ar $ e. Thd divs are out again and one who admits not even going this season.!!!!!![/p][/quote]these signings you mention ,ie hines the guy was stuck on bench most season,yeates great player but why does he not play him then,thomson always taken offno fault of his ,reid very inconsistant only has odd good game,davis mcardle good signings ,meredith out of his depth this div ,are left flank is a joke meredith /reid never know who,s doing what ,we concead a lot goals from that side, tell me what you think of other great siggnings ,kennedy, de vita, ,forlan, gray ,and even bates ,i dont think he is as good as mchugh or oliver ,as for midfield doyle is so over rated he is ok when he got lot time on ball but under pressure give ball away for fun,also not great at putting his foot in ,,why did parky not say forlan had left club without playing a league game for us ,because he knows he has made another bad signing[/p][/quote]The problem macca1969 is that out of all those players you have mentioned is that only Davies is capable of stepping up to the level required in this league. Parky failed to recruit league one players in the summer and let sentiments rule his head with the promoted squad, players like joned, darby, mcugh, thomson, connell, gray and ravenhill should have been let go at the end of last season as they have all reached their level and will not get better. We had an opertunity to build a team around the likes of davies, meredith, doyle, wells and hanson and failed to do so. Look at all the decent teams in this division the have all signed quality young players on loan from prem/champ clubs andwe got left behind and ended up with bates and folan! Look at our form in the last 3 months its hardly inspiring and we are in danger of losing that feel good factor, crowds will start dropping soon snd the chairmen must realise investment in new players is a must. However given parkys summer recruits would they trust him to spend wisely? Halifax Bantam

9:24am Fri 27 Dec 13

Pablo says...

Halifax Bantam wrote:
realcitygent wrote:
macca1969 wrote:
Who signed jones meredith Darby Davies mcardle reid yeates Thompson. Hines last year. A team known as the history makers. Can't make good signings my ar $ e. Thd divs are out again and one who admits not even going this season.!!!!!!
these signings you mention ,ie hines the guy was stuck on bench most season,yeates great player but why does he not play him then,thomson always taken offno fault of his ,reid very inconsistant only has odd good game,davis mcardle good signings ,meredith out of his depth this div ,are left flank is a joke meredith /reid never know who,s doing what ,we concead a lot goals from that side, tell me what you think of other great siggnings ,kennedy, de vita, ,forlan, gray ,and even bates ,i dont think he is as good as mchugh or oliver ,as for midfield doyle is so over rated he is ok when he got lot time on ball but under pressure give ball away for fun,also not great at putting his foot in ,,why did parky not say forlan had left club without playing a league game for us ,because he knows he has made another bad signing
The problem macca1969 is that out of all those players you have mentioned is that only Davies is capable of stepping up to the level required in this league. Parky failed to recruit league one players in the summer and let sentiments rule his head with the promoted squad, players like joned, darby, mcugh, thomson, connell, gray and ravenhill should have been let go at the end of last season as they have all reached their level and will not get better. We had an opertunity to build a team around the likes of davies, meredith, doyle, wells and hanson and failed to do so. Look at all the decent teams in this division the have all signed quality young players on loan from prem/champ clubs andwe got left behind and ended up with bates and folan!
Look at our form in the last 3 months its hardly inspiring and we are in danger of losing that feel good factor, crowds will start dropping soon snd the chairmen must realise investment in new players is a must. However given parkys summer recruits would they trust him to spend wisely?
I have not seen many better right backs in League 1 this season than Stephen Darby.

McHugh has been frozen out this season but showed his potential again yesterday. I agree that the rest of the names you quote can go.....if anyone will take them!
[quote][p][bold]Halifax Bantam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]realcitygent[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]macca1969[/bold] wrote: Who signed jones meredith Darby Davies mcardle reid yeates Thompson. Hines last year. A team known as the history makers. Can't make good signings my ar $ e. Thd divs are out again and one who admits not even going this season.!!!!!![/p][/quote]these signings you mention ,ie hines the guy was stuck on bench most season,yeates great player but why does he not play him then,thomson always taken offno fault of his ,reid very inconsistant only has odd good game,davis mcardle good signings ,meredith out of his depth this div ,are left flank is a joke meredith /reid never know who,s doing what ,we concead a lot goals from that side, tell me what you think of other great siggnings ,kennedy, de vita, ,forlan, gray ,and even bates ,i dont think he is as good as mchugh or oliver ,as for midfield doyle is so over rated he is ok when he got lot time on ball but under pressure give ball away for fun,also not great at putting his foot in ,,why did parky not say forlan had left club without playing a league game for us ,because he knows he has made another bad signing[/p][/quote]The problem macca1969 is that out of all those players you have mentioned is that only Davies is capable of stepping up to the level required in this league. Parky failed to recruit league one players in the summer and let sentiments rule his head with the promoted squad, players like joned, darby, mcugh, thomson, connell, gray and ravenhill should have been let go at the end of last season as they have all reached their level and will not get better. We had an opertunity to build a team around the likes of davies, meredith, doyle, wells and hanson and failed to do so. Look at all the decent teams in this division the have all signed quality young players on loan from prem/champ clubs andwe got left behind and ended up with bates and folan! Look at our form in the last 3 months its hardly inspiring and we are in danger of losing that feel good factor, crowds will start dropping soon snd the chairmen must realise investment in new players is a must. However given parkys summer recruits would they trust him to spend wisely?[/p][/quote]I have not seen many better right backs in League 1 this season than Stephen Darby. McHugh has been frozen out this season but showed his potential again yesterday. I agree that the rest of the names you quote can go.....if anyone will take them! Pablo

9:42am Fri 27 Dec 13

jamiejoe says...

Doom and gloom ...

Let's go out and beat Swindon Town and get a decent result at Notts County to turn this run round and find some goal scoring form for the New Year.
Doom and gloom ... Let's go out and beat Swindon Town and get a decent result at Notts County to turn this run round and find some goal scoring form for the New Year. jamiejoe

10:36am Fri 27 Dec 13

Halifax Bantam says...

Sorry pablo but darby runs like hes got lead in his boots, he gives wingers too much time to get the ball down and pick a pass before closing down, yesterday was a prime example of that and he offers very littke going forward. Mccugh is useless on the ball and just lumps every pass, i had high hopes for him but he hasnt progressed well enough and i would let him go, again another player who found his level in lg2.
Sorry pablo but darby runs like hes got lead in his boots, he gives wingers too much time to get the ball down and pick a pass before closing down, yesterday was a prime example of that and he offers very littke going forward. Mccugh is useless on the ball and just lumps every pass, i had high hopes for him but he hasnt progressed well enough and i would let him go, again another player who found his level in lg2. Halifax Bantam

12:26pm Fri 27 Dec 13

bcfc1903 says...

macca1969 wrote:
Who signed jones meredith Darby Davies mcardle reid yeates Thompson. Hines last year. A team known as the history makers. Can't make good signings my ar $ e. Thd divs are out again and one who admits not even going this season.!!!!!!
Your a bit of a div yourself aren't you macca. That apart, obviously his recent signings aren't the best, Selling Wells isn't the answer but getting Furman in January would be.... along with a keeper to give McLaughlin competition, that worked perfectly last season with Duke, of course i was in attendance then . Next time quote me.
[quote][p][bold]macca1969[/bold] wrote: Who signed jones meredith Darby Davies mcardle reid yeates Thompson. Hines last year. A team known as the history makers. Can't make good signings my ar $ e. Thd divs are out again and one who admits not even going this season.!!!!!![/p][/quote]Your a bit of a div yourself aren't you macca. That apart, obviously his recent signings aren't the best, Selling Wells isn't the answer but getting Furman in January would be.... along with a keeper to give McLaughlin competition, that worked perfectly last season with Duke, of course i was in attendance then . Next time quote me. bcfc1903

3:49pm Fri 27 Dec 13

Prisoner Cell Block A says...

bcfc1903 wrote:
macca1969 wrote:
Who signed jones meredith Darby Davies mcardle reid yeates Thompson. Hines last year. A team known as the history makers. Can't make good signings my ar $ e. Thd divs are out again and one who admits not even going this season.!!!!!!
Your a bit of a div yourself aren't you macca. That apart, obviously his recent signings aren't the best, Selling Wells isn't the answer but getting Furman in January would be.... along with a keeper to give McLaughlin competition, that worked perfectly last season with Duke, of course i was in attendance then . Next time quote me.
You haven't been this season but feel qualified to comment?

I have seen you mention Furman a few times, have we ever shown interest in him? Has he shown interest in leaving Donny? Can we afford his wages? Are you aware of the 60% of turnover being allowed on playing staff budget? Are we close to that budget?

Sorry, only one div in the three commentators on this little response, I'm not one of them, you and macca can fight it out for the title but it isn't him either.

Sums up a lot that is wrong with City supporters/fans this does.

Also, whoever commented about Darby and running in treacle, can you point to more than one occasion this season when the winger has gone past him? Also, even though he isn't the tallest can you tell me the last time you saw him get beaten in the air? The lad has been THE outstanding player out of the back four this season and if it wasn't for Nahki's goals would be head and shoulders the player of the year. Which I am fairly sure he will get from his peers.
[quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]macca1969[/bold] wrote: Who signed jones meredith Darby Davies mcardle reid yeates Thompson. Hines last year. A team known as the history makers. Can't make good signings my ar $ e. Thd divs are out again and one who admits not even going this season.!!!!!![/p][/quote]Your a bit of a div yourself aren't you macca. That apart, obviously his recent signings aren't the best, Selling Wells isn't the answer but getting Furman in January would be.... along with a keeper to give McLaughlin competition, that worked perfectly last season with Duke, of course i was in attendance then . Next time quote me.[/p][/quote]You haven't been this season but feel qualified to comment? I have seen you mention Furman a few times, have we ever shown interest in him? Has he shown interest in leaving Donny? Can we afford his wages? Are you aware of the 60% of turnover being allowed on playing staff budget? Are we close to that budget? Sorry, only one div in the three commentators on this little response, I'm not one of them, you and macca can fight it out for the title but it isn't him either. Sums up a lot that is wrong with City supporters/fans this does. Also, whoever commented about Darby and running in treacle, can you point to more than one occasion this season when the winger has gone past him? Also, even though he isn't the tallest can you tell me the last time you saw him get beaten in the air? The lad has been THE outstanding player out of the back four this season and if it wasn't for Nahki's goals would be head and shoulders the player of the year. Which I am fairly sure he will get from his peers. Prisoner Cell Block A

7:28pm Fri 27 Dec 13

bcfc1903 says...

Prisoner Cell Block A wrote:
bcfc1903 wrote:
macca1969 wrote:
Who signed jones meredith Darby Davies mcardle reid yeates Thompson. Hines last year. A team known as the history makers. Can't make good signings my ar $ e. Thd divs are out again and one who admits not even going this season.!!!!!!
Your a bit of a div yourself aren't you macca. That apart, obviously his recent signings aren't the best, Selling Wells isn't the answer but getting Furman in January would be.... along with a keeper to give McLaughlin competition, that worked perfectly last season with Duke, of course i was in attendance then . Next time quote me.
You haven't been this season but feel qualified to comment?

I have seen you mention Furman a few times, have we ever shown interest in him? Has he shown interest in leaving Donny? Can we afford his wages? Are you aware of the 60% of turnover being allowed on playing staff budget? Are we close to that budget?

Sorry, only one div in the three commentators on this little response, I'm not one of them, you and macca can fight it out for the title but it isn't him either.

Sums up a lot that is wrong with City supporters/fans this does.

Also, whoever commented about Darby and running in treacle, can you point to more than one occasion this season when the winger has gone past him? Also, even though he isn't the tallest can you tell me the last time you saw him get beaten in the air? The lad has been THE outstanding player out of the back four this season and if it wasn't for Nahki's goals would be head and shoulders the player of the year. Which I am fairly sure he will get from his peers.
Of course i feel qualified to comment, anyone can. Yes I've commented on BCFC signing Furman, do I need to attend matches this season to do that? . I pointed out that some prudent pruning would have to be done in January to bring in such a quality player. Please don't feel left out, you've every quality needed to join this threads div competition .
[quote][p][bold]Prisoner Cell Block A[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]macca1969[/bold] wrote: Who signed jones meredith Darby Davies mcardle reid yeates Thompson. Hines last year. A team known as the history makers. Can't make good signings my ar $ e. Thd divs are out again and one who admits not even going this season.!!!!!![/p][/quote]Your a bit of a div yourself aren't you macca. That apart, obviously his recent signings aren't the best, Selling Wells isn't the answer but getting Furman in January would be.... along with a keeper to give McLaughlin competition, that worked perfectly last season with Duke, of course i was in attendance then . Next time quote me.[/p][/quote]You haven't been this season but feel qualified to comment? I have seen you mention Furman a few times, have we ever shown interest in him? Has he shown interest in leaving Donny? Can we afford his wages? Are you aware of the 60% of turnover being allowed on playing staff budget? Are we close to that budget? Sorry, only one div in the three commentators on this little response, I'm not one of them, you and macca can fight it out for the title but it isn't him either. Sums up a lot that is wrong with City supporters/fans this does. Also, whoever commented about Darby and running in treacle, can you point to more than one occasion this season when the winger has gone past him? Also, even though he isn't the tallest can you tell me the last time you saw him get beaten in the air? The lad has been THE outstanding player out of the back four this season and if it wasn't for Nahki's goals would be head and shoulders the player of the year. Which I am fairly sure he will get from his peers.[/p][/quote]Of course i feel qualified to comment, anyone can. Yes I've commented on BCFC signing Furman, do I need to attend matches this season to do that? . I pointed out that some prudent pruning would have to be done in January to bring in such a quality player. Please don't feel left out, you've every quality needed to join this threads div competition . bcfc1903

7:48pm Fri 27 Dec 13

Victor Clayton says...

bcfc1903 wrote:
Prisoner Cell Block A wrote:
bcfc1903 wrote:
macca1969 wrote:
Who signed jones meredith Darby Davies mcardle reid yeates Thompson. Hines last year. A team known as the history makers. Can't make good signings my ar $ e. Thd divs are out again and one who admits not even going this season.!!!!!!
Your a bit of a div yourself aren't you macca. That apart, obviously his recent signings aren't the best, Selling Wells isn't the answer but getting Furman in January would be.... along with a keeper to give McLaughlin competition, that worked perfectly last season with Duke, of course i was in attendance then . Next time quote me.
You haven't been this season but feel qualified to comment?

I have seen you mention Furman a few times, have we ever shown interest in him? Has he shown interest in leaving Donny? Can we afford his wages? Are you aware of the 60% of turnover being allowed on playing staff budget? Are we close to that budget?

Sorry, only one div in the three commentators on this little response, I'm not one of them, you and macca can fight it out for the title but it isn't him either.

Sums up a lot that is wrong with City supporters/fans this does.

Also, whoever commented about Darby and running in treacle, can you point to more than one occasion this season when the winger has gone past him? Also, even though he isn't the tallest can you tell me the last time you saw him get beaten in the air? The lad has been THE outstanding player out of the back four this season and if it wasn't for Nahki's goals would be head and shoulders the player of the year. Which I am fairly sure he will get from his peers.
Of course i feel qualified to comment, anyone can. Yes I've commented on BCFC signing Furman, do I need to attend matches this season to do that? . I pointed out that some prudent pruning would have to be done in January to bring in such a quality player. Please don't feel left out, you've every quality needed to join this threads div competition .
Good one.
[quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Prisoner Cell Block A[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]macca1969[/bold] wrote: Who signed jones meredith Darby Davies mcardle reid yeates Thompson. Hines last year. A team known as the history makers. Can't make good signings my ar $ e. Thd divs are out again and one who admits not even going this season.!!!!!![/p][/quote]Your a bit of a div yourself aren't you macca. That apart, obviously his recent signings aren't the best, Selling Wells isn't the answer but getting Furman in January would be.... along with a keeper to give McLaughlin competition, that worked perfectly last season with Duke, of course i was in attendance then . Next time quote me.[/p][/quote]You haven't been this season but feel qualified to comment? I have seen you mention Furman a few times, have we ever shown interest in him? Has he shown interest in leaving Donny? Can we afford his wages? Are you aware of the 60% of turnover being allowed on playing staff budget? Are we close to that budget? Sorry, only one div in the three commentators on this little response, I'm not one of them, you and macca can fight it out for the title but it isn't him either. Sums up a lot that is wrong with City supporters/fans this does. Also, whoever commented about Darby and running in treacle, can you point to more than one occasion this season when the winger has gone past him? Also, even though he isn't the tallest can you tell me the last time you saw him get beaten in the air? The lad has been THE outstanding player out of the back four this season and if it wasn't for Nahki's goals would be head and shoulders the player of the year. Which I am fairly sure he will get from his peers.[/p][/quote]Of course i feel qualified to comment, anyone can. Yes I've commented on BCFC signing Furman, do I need to attend matches this season to do that? . I pointed out that some prudent pruning would have to be done in January to bring in such a quality player. Please don't feel left out, you've every quality needed to join this threads div competition .[/p][/quote]Good one. Victor Clayton

12:21am Sun 29 Dec 13

Prisoner Cell Block A says...

bcfc1903 wrote:
Prisoner Cell Block A wrote:
bcfc1903 wrote:
macca1969 wrote:
Who signed jones meredith Darby Davies mcardle reid yeates Thompson. Hines last year. A team known as the history makers. Can't make good signings my ar $ e. Thd divs are out again and one who admits not even going this season.!!!!!!
Your a bit of a div yourself aren't you macca. That apart, obviously his recent signings aren't the best, Selling Wells isn't the answer but getting Furman in January would be.... along with a keeper to give McLaughlin competition, that worked perfectly last season with Duke, of course i was in attendance then . Next time quote me.
You haven't been this season but feel qualified to comment?

I have seen you mention Furman a few times, have we ever shown interest in him? Has he shown interest in leaving Donny? Can we afford his wages? Are you aware of the 60% of turnover being allowed on playing staff budget? Are we close to that budget?

Sorry, only one div in the three commentators on this little response, I'm not one of them, you and macca can fight it out for the title but it isn't him either.

Sums up a lot that is wrong with City supporters/fans this does.

Also, whoever commented about Darby and running in treacle, can you point to more than one occasion this season when the winger has gone past him? Also, even though he isn't the tallest can you tell me the last time you saw him get beaten in the air? The lad has been THE outstanding player out of the back four this season and if it wasn't for Nahki's goals would be head and shoulders the player of the year. Which I am fairly sure he will get from his peers.
Of course i feel qualified to comment, anyone can. Yes I've commented on BCFC signing Furman, do I need to attend matches this season to do that? . I pointed out that some prudent pruning would have to be done in January to bring in such a quality player. Please don't feel left out, you've every quality needed to join this threads div competition .
Of course anyone can, anyone could comment on the Franko-Prussian war but it wouldnt carry much weight unless they fought in it,

You haven't been but state we need to waste wages on a back up to Jonny Mac, who, to be frank, is probably one of the best keepers in the lower leagues. You also state we need to replace one of our midfield players, you haven't seen play this season, with another midfielder you haven't seen play, apart from maybe the one televised game Donny played in and he was sent off in that game. You also expect a championship player to drop a league, reduce his wage and us to lose 3/4 players to match that wage? Really?

I fit in the div category? Continue to be a keyboard warrior fella, I'll 'support' give the club my money and laugh at idiots like you.
[quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Prisoner Cell Block A[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]macca1969[/bold] wrote: Who signed jones meredith Darby Davies mcardle reid yeates Thompson. Hines last year. A team known as the history makers. Can't make good signings my ar $ e. Thd divs are out again and one who admits not even going this season.!!!!!![/p][/quote]Your a bit of a div yourself aren't you macca. That apart, obviously his recent signings aren't the best, Selling Wells isn't the answer but getting Furman in January would be.... along with a keeper to give McLaughlin competition, that worked perfectly last season with Duke, of course i was in attendance then . Next time quote me.[/p][/quote]You haven't been this season but feel qualified to comment? I have seen you mention Furman a few times, have we ever shown interest in him? Has he shown interest in leaving Donny? Can we afford his wages? Are you aware of the 60% of turnover being allowed on playing staff budget? Are we close to that budget? Sorry, only one div in the three commentators on this little response, I'm not one of them, you and macca can fight it out for the title but it isn't him either. Sums up a lot that is wrong with City supporters/fans this does. Also, whoever commented about Darby and running in treacle, can you point to more than one occasion this season when the winger has gone past him? Also, even though he isn't the tallest can you tell me the last time you saw him get beaten in the air? The lad has been THE outstanding player out of the back four this season and if it wasn't for Nahki's goals would be head and shoulders the player of the year. Which I am fairly sure he will get from his peers.[/p][/quote]Of course i feel qualified to comment, anyone can. Yes I've commented on BCFC signing Furman, do I need to attend matches this season to do that? . I pointed out that some prudent pruning would have to be done in January to bring in such a quality player. Please don't feel left out, you've every quality needed to join this threads div competition .[/p][/quote]Of course anyone can, anyone could comment on the Franko-Prussian war but it wouldnt carry much weight unless they fought in it, You haven't been but state we need to waste wages on a back up to Jonny Mac, who, to be frank, is probably one of the best keepers in the lower leagues. You also state we need to replace one of our midfield players, you haven't seen play this season, with another midfielder you haven't seen play, apart from maybe the one televised game Donny played in and he was sent off in that game. You also expect a championship player to drop a league, reduce his wage and us to lose 3/4 players to match that wage? Really? I fit in the div category? Continue to be a keyboard warrior fella, I'll 'support' give the club my money and laugh at idiots like you. Prisoner Cell Block A

10:03am Sun 29 Dec 13

bcfc1903 says...

Prisoner Cell Block A wrote:
bcfc1903 wrote:
Prisoner Cell Block A wrote:
bcfc1903 wrote:
macca1969 wrote:
Who signed jones meredith Darby Davies mcardle reid yeates Thompson. Hines last year. A team known as the history makers. Can't make good signings my ar $ e. Thd divs are out again and one who admits not even going this season.!!!!!!
Your a bit of a div yourself aren't you macca. That apart, obviously his recent signings aren't the best, Selling Wells isn't the answer but getting Furman in January would be.... along with a keeper to give McLaughlin competition, that worked perfectly last season with Duke, of course i was in attendance then . Next time quote me.
You haven't been this season but feel qualified to comment?

I have seen you mention Furman a few times, have we ever shown interest in him? Has he shown interest in leaving Donny? Can we afford his wages? Are you aware of the 60% of turnover being allowed on playing staff budget? Are we close to that budget?

Sorry, only one div in the three commentators on this little response, I'm not one of them, you and macca can fight it out for the title but it isn't him either.

Sums up a lot that is wrong with City supporters/fans this does.

Also, whoever commented about Darby and running in treacle, can you point to more than one occasion this season when the winger has gone past him? Also, even though he isn't the tallest can you tell me the last time you saw him get beaten in the air? The lad has been THE outstanding player out of the back four this season and if it wasn't for Nahki's goals would be head and shoulders the player of the year. Which I am fairly sure he will get from his peers.
Of course i feel qualified to comment, anyone can. Yes I've commented on BCFC signing Furman, do I need to attend matches this season to do that? . I pointed out that some prudent pruning would have to be done in January to bring in such a quality player. Please don't feel left out, you've every quality needed to join this threads div competition .
Of course anyone can, anyone could comment on the Franko-Prussian war but it wouldnt carry much weight unless they fought in it,

You haven't been but state we need to waste wages on a back up to Jonny Mac, who, to be frank, is probably one of the best keepers in the lower leagues. You also state we need to replace one of our midfield players, you haven't seen play this season, with another midfielder you haven't seen play, apart from maybe the one televised game Donny played in and he was sent off in that game. You also expect a championship player to drop a league, reduce his wage and us to lose 3/4 players to match that wage? Really?

I fit in the div category? Continue to be a keyboard warrior fella, I'll 'support' give the club my money and laugh at idiots like you.
Yes exactly, anyone can comment on anything, including Bradford City fc or even Doncaster Rovers fc/ FranCo/Prussian war etc.... well thought out. Yes i did say getting Dean Furman would be a good move for the club with some obvious prudent pruning of the squad to help finance that transfer . I believe a more mobile midfield player would give the team an extra dimension, do i need to attend games to have that view? I liked the McLaughlin/ Duke competition for the gloves of last season, do I need to attend games this season to have that opinion. You seem to me to have taken this threads div competition to a whole new level, can i compete, I'm sure you'll let me know.
[quote][p][bold]Prisoner Cell Block A[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Prisoner Cell Block A[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]macca1969[/bold] wrote: Who signed jones meredith Darby Davies mcardle reid yeates Thompson. Hines last year. A team known as the history makers. Can't make good signings my ar $ e. Thd divs are out again and one who admits not even going this season.!!!!!![/p][/quote]Your a bit of a div yourself aren't you macca. That apart, obviously his recent signings aren't the best, Selling Wells isn't the answer but getting Furman in January would be.... along with a keeper to give McLaughlin competition, that worked perfectly last season with Duke, of course i was in attendance then . Next time quote me.[/p][/quote]You haven't been this season but feel qualified to comment? I have seen you mention Furman a few times, have we ever shown interest in him? Has he shown interest in leaving Donny? Can we afford his wages? Are you aware of the 60% of turnover being allowed on playing staff budget? Are we close to that budget? Sorry, only one div in the three commentators on this little response, I'm not one of them, you and macca can fight it out for the title but it isn't him either. Sums up a lot that is wrong with City supporters/fans this does. Also, whoever commented about Darby and running in treacle, can you point to more than one occasion this season when the winger has gone past him? Also, even though he isn't the tallest can you tell me the last time you saw him get beaten in the air? The lad has been THE outstanding player out of the back four this season and if it wasn't for Nahki's goals would be head and shoulders the player of the year. Which I am fairly sure he will get from his peers.[/p][/quote]Of course i feel qualified to comment, anyone can. Yes I've commented on BCFC signing Furman, do I need to attend matches this season to do that? . I pointed out that some prudent pruning would have to be done in January to bring in such a quality player. Please don't feel left out, you've every quality needed to join this threads div competition .[/p][/quote]Of course anyone can, anyone could comment on the Franko-Prussian war but it wouldnt carry much weight unless they fought in it, You haven't been but state we need to waste wages on a back up to Jonny Mac, who, to be frank, is probably one of the best keepers in the lower leagues. You also state we need to replace one of our midfield players, you haven't seen play this season, with another midfielder you haven't seen play, apart from maybe the one televised game Donny played in and he was sent off in that game. You also expect a championship player to drop a league, reduce his wage and us to lose 3/4 players to match that wage? Really? I fit in the div category? Continue to be a keyboard warrior fella, I'll 'support' give the club my money and laugh at idiots like you.[/p][/quote]Yes exactly, anyone can comment on anything, including Bradford City fc or even Doncaster Rovers fc/ FranCo/Prussian war etc.... well thought out. Yes i did say getting Dean Furman would be a good move for the club with some obvious prudent pruning of the squad to help finance that transfer . I believe a more mobile midfield player would give the team an extra dimension, do i need to attend games to have that view? I liked the McLaughlin/ Duke competition for the gloves of last season, do I need to attend games this season to have that opinion. You seem to me to have taken this threads div competition to a whole new level, can i compete, I'm sure you'll let me know. bcfc1903

9:14am Mon 30 Dec 13

Prisoner Cell Block A says...

bcfc1903 wrote:
Prisoner Cell Block A wrote:
bcfc1903 wrote:
Prisoner Cell Block A wrote:
bcfc1903 wrote:
macca1969 wrote:
Who signed jones meredith Darby Davies mcardle reid yeates Thompson. Hines last year. A team known as the history makers. Can't make good signings my ar $ e. Thd divs are out again and one who admits not even going this season.!!!!!!
Your a bit of a div yourself aren't you macca. That apart, obviously his recent signings aren't the best, Selling Wells isn't the answer but getting Furman in January would be.... along with a keeper to give McLaughlin competition, that worked perfectly last season with Duke, of course i was in attendance then . Next time quote me.
You haven't been this season but feel qualified to comment?

I have seen you mention Furman a few times, have we ever shown interest in him? Has he shown interest in leaving Donny? Can we afford his wages? Are you aware of the 60% of turnover being allowed on playing staff budget? Are we close to that budget?

Sorry, only one div in the three commentators on this little response, I'm not one of them, you and macca can fight it out for the title but it isn't him either.

Sums up a lot that is wrong with City supporters/fans this does.

Also, whoever commented about Darby and running in treacle, can you point to more than one occasion this season when the winger has gone past him? Also, even though he isn't the tallest can you tell me the last time you saw him get beaten in the air? The lad has been THE outstanding player out of the back four this season and if it wasn't for Nahki's goals would be head and shoulders the player of the year. Which I am fairly sure he will get from his peers.
Of course i feel qualified to comment, anyone can. Yes I've commented on BCFC signing Furman, do I need to attend matches this season to do that? . I pointed out that some prudent pruning would have to be done in January to bring in such a quality player. Please don't feel left out, you've every quality needed to join this threads div competition .
Of course anyone can, anyone could comment on the Franko-Prussian war but it wouldnt carry much weight unless they fought in it,

You haven't been but state we need to waste wages on a back up to Jonny Mac, who, to be frank, is probably one of the best keepers in the lower leagues. You also state we need to replace one of our midfield players, you haven't seen play this season, with another midfielder you haven't seen play, apart from maybe the one televised game Donny played in and he was sent off in that game. You also expect a championship player to drop a league, reduce his wage and us to lose 3/4 players to match that wage? Really?

I fit in the div category? Continue to be a keyboard warrior fella, I'll 'support' give the club my money and laugh at idiots like you.
Yes exactly, anyone can comment on anything, including Bradford City fc or even Doncaster Rovers fc/ FranCo/Prussian war etc.... well thought out. Yes i did say getting Dean Furman would be a good move for the club with some obvious prudent pruning of the squad to help finance that transfer . I believe a more mobile midfield player would give the team an extra dimension, do i need to attend games to have that view? I liked the McLaughlin/ Duke competition for the gloves of last season, do I need to attend games this season to have that opinion. You seem to me to have taken this threads div competition to a whole new level, can i compete, I'm sure you'll let me know.
Our squad is already too small, so to prune it further without 1 for 1 replacements would be madness. I too would like a more mobile midfield, a box to box engine who scores. You say you liked the competition for places and to do that we would need at least 22 professionals with 3 or 4 further squad members who can operate in a couple of positions. You then say to bring in quality we need to prune the squad. Now of course you don't need to attend games to make those statements but you do need to know a little about the club and one thing is we still haven't got loads of cash and we haven't got a big enough squad to lose a few players to bring in one of quality.

Our only hope is some young talent from a Premier or Championship club and hope they will pay 50% of their wages, we will not get a player like Furman and to be honest if you read his match reports this season he isn't pulling up any trees there.

Your move.
[quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Prisoner Cell Block A[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Prisoner Cell Block A[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]macca1969[/bold] wrote: Who signed jones meredith Darby Davies mcardle reid yeates Thompson. Hines last year. A team known as the history makers. Can't make good signings my ar $ e. Thd divs are out again and one who admits not even going this season.!!!!!![/p][/quote]Your a bit of a div yourself aren't you macca. That apart, obviously his recent signings aren't the best, Selling Wells isn't the answer but getting Furman in January would be.... along with a keeper to give McLaughlin competition, that worked perfectly last season with Duke, of course i was in attendance then . Next time quote me.[/p][/quote]You haven't been this season but feel qualified to comment? I have seen you mention Furman a few times, have we ever shown interest in him? Has he shown interest in leaving Donny? Can we afford his wages? Are you aware of the 60% of turnover being allowed on playing staff budget? Are we close to that budget? Sorry, only one div in the three commentators on this little response, I'm not one of them, you and macca can fight it out for the title but it isn't him either. Sums up a lot that is wrong with City supporters/fans this does. Also, whoever commented about Darby and running in treacle, can you point to more than one occasion this season when the winger has gone past him? Also, even though he isn't the tallest can you tell me the last time you saw him get beaten in the air? The lad has been THE outstanding player out of the back four this season and if it wasn't for Nahki's goals would be head and shoulders the player of the year. Which I am fairly sure he will get from his peers.[/p][/quote]Of course i feel qualified to comment, anyone can. Yes I've commented on BCFC signing Furman, do I need to attend matches this season to do that? . I pointed out that some prudent pruning would have to be done in January to bring in such a quality player. Please don't feel left out, you've every quality needed to join this threads div competition .[/p][/quote]Of course anyone can, anyone could comment on the Franko-Prussian war but it wouldnt carry much weight unless they fought in it, You haven't been but state we need to waste wages on a back up to Jonny Mac, who, to be frank, is probably one of the best keepers in the lower leagues. You also state we need to replace one of our midfield players, you haven't seen play this season, with another midfielder you haven't seen play, apart from maybe the one televised game Donny played in and he was sent off in that game. You also expect a championship player to drop a league, reduce his wage and us to lose 3/4 players to match that wage? Really? I fit in the div category? Continue to be a keyboard warrior fella, I'll 'support' give the club my money and laugh at idiots like you.[/p][/quote]Yes exactly, anyone can comment on anything, including Bradford City fc or even Doncaster Rovers fc/ FranCo/Prussian war etc.... well thought out. Yes i did say getting Dean Furman would be a good move for the club with some obvious prudent pruning of the squad to help finance that transfer . I believe a more mobile midfield player would give the team an extra dimension, do i need to attend games to have that view? I liked the McLaughlin/ Duke competition for the gloves of last season, do I need to attend games this season to have that opinion. You seem to me to have taken this threads div competition to a whole new level, can i compete, I'm sure you'll let me know.[/p][/quote]Our squad is already too small, so to prune it further without 1 for 1 replacements would be madness. I too would like a more mobile midfield, a box to box engine who scores. You say you liked the competition for places and to do that we would need at least 22 professionals with 3 or 4 further squad members who can operate in a couple of positions. You then say to bring in quality we need to prune the squad. Now of course you don't need to attend games to make those statements but you do need to know a little about the club and one thing is we still haven't got loads of cash and we haven't got a big enough squad to lose a few players to bring in one of quality. Our only hope is some young talent from a Premier or Championship club and hope they will pay 50% of their wages, we will not get a player like Furman and to be honest if you read his match reports this season he isn't pulling up any trees there. Your move. Prisoner Cell Block A

10:43am Mon 30 Dec 13

bcfc1903 says...

Prisoner Cell Block A wrote:
bcfc1903 wrote:
Prisoner Cell Block A wrote:
bcfc1903 wrote:
Prisoner Cell Block A wrote:
bcfc1903 wrote:
macca1969 wrote:
Who signed jones meredith Darby Davies mcardle reid yeates Thompson. Hines last year. A team known as the history makers. Can't make good signings my ar $ e. Thd divs are out again and one who admits not even going this season.!!!!!!
Your a bit of a div yourself aren't you macca. That apart, obviously his recent signings aren't the best, Selling Wells isn't the answer but getting Furman in January would be.... along with a keeper to give McLaughlin competition, that worked perfectly last season with Duke, of course i was in attendance then . Next time quote me.
You haven't been this season but feel qualified to comment?

I have seen you mention Furman a few times, have we ever shown interest in him? Has he shown interest in leaving Donny? Can we afford his wages? Are you aware of the 60% of turnover being allowed on playing staff budget? Are we close to that budget?

Sorry, only one div in the three commentators on this little response, I'm not one of them, you and macca can fight it out for the title but it isn't him either.

Sums up a lot that is wrong with City supporters/fans this does.

Also, whoever commented about Darby and running in treacle, can you point to more than one occasion this season when the winger has gone past him? Also, even though he isn't the tallest can you tell me the last time you saw him get beaten in the air? The lad has been THE outstanding player out of the back four this season and if it wasn't for Nahki's goals would be head and shoulders the player of the year. Which I am fairly sure he will get from his peers.
Of course i feel qualified to comment, anyone can. Yes I've commented on BCFC signing Furman, do I need to attend matches this season to do that? . I pointed out that some prudent pruning would have to be done in January to bring in such a quality player. Please don't feel left out, you've every quality needed to join this threads div competition .
Of course anyone can, anyone could comment on the Franko-Prussian war but it wouldnt carry much weight unless they fought in it,

You haven't been but state we need to waste wages on a back up to Jonny Mac, who, to be frank, is probably one of the best keepers in the lower leagues. You also state we need to replace one of our midfield players, you haven't seen play this season, with another midfielder you haven't seen play, apart from maybe the one televised game Donny played in and he was sent off in that game. You also expect a championship player to drop a league, reduce his wage and us to lose 3/4 players to match that wage? Really?

I fit in the div category? Continue to be a keyboard warrior fella, I'll 'support' give the club my money and laugh at idiots like you.
Yes exactly, anyone can comment on anything, including Bradford City fc or even Doncaster Rovers fc/ FranCo/Prussian war etc.... well thought out. Yes i did say getting Dean Furman would be a good move for the club with some obvious prudent pruning of the squad to help finance that transfer . I believe a more mobile midfield player would give the team an extra dimension, do i need to attend games to have that view? I liked the McLaughlin/ Duke competition for the gloves of last season, do I need to attend games this season to have that opinion. You seem to me to have taken this threads div competition to a whole new level, can i compete, I'm sure you'll let me know.
Our squad is already too small, so to prune it further without 1 for 1 replacements would be madness. I too would like a more mobile midfield, a box to box engine who scores. You say you liked the competition for places and to do that we would need at least 22 professionals with 3 or 4 further squad members who can operate in a couple of positions. You then say to bring in quality we need to prune the squad. Now of course you don't need to attend games to make those statements but you do need to know a little about the club and one thing is we still haven't got loads of cash and we haven't got a big enough squad to lose a few players to bring in one of quality.

Our only hope is some young talent from a Premier or Championship club and hope they will pay 50% of their wages, we will not get a player like Furman and to be honest if you read his match reports this season he isn't pulling up any trees there.

Your move.
Indeed, who the manager brings in is entirely down to him and the financial situation, who knows what January will bring. Looking at Donny Rovers league position in the Championship, I'm sure they are looking at wheeling and dealing next month, Furman could be had depending on the thinking of their manager, he'd be a great acquisition and I'm sure a great player for BCFC in league 1. I know plenty about BCFC, ..... I prefer quality to quantity, yes there is a risk as Davies proves but there is some dead weight in our squad which needs to be moved on, they are simply not good enough,.From a distance, I've not been impressed with any of last summers signings, add Gray to the mix and other squad members and the dead weight is there for all to see, Connell to name but one, could also be gone so there is some room to manoeuver, couldn't understand the signing of Taylor, baffling. Parkinson is a great manager but he needs to up his game regarding signings. So unlike you, I'd go for a 'slightly smaller' squad but with more quality, a less risky option than filling the squad with players who are simply not good enough. I said i liked the competition between McLaughlin and Duke last season and with Ripley going a more experienced keeper should be brought in.
[quote][p][bold]Prisoner Cell Block A[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Prisoner Cell Block A[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Prisoner Cell Block A[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]macca1969[/bold] wrote: Who signed jones meredith Darby Davies mcardle reid yeates Thompson. Hines last year. A team known as the history makers. Can't make good signings my ar $ e. Thd divs are out again and one who admits not even going this season.!!!!!![/p][/quote]Your a bit of a div yourself aren't you macca. That apart, obviously his recent signings aren't the best, Selling Wells isn't the answer but getting Furman in January would be.... along with a keeper to give McLaughlin competition, that worked perfectly last season with Duke, of course i was in attendance then . Next time quote me.[/p][/quote]You haven't been this season but feel qualified to comment? I have seen you mention Furman a few times, have we ever shown interest in him? Has he shown interest in leaving Donny? Can we afford his wages? Are you aware of the 60% of turnover being allowed on playing staff budget? Are we close to that budget? Sorry, only one div in the three commentators on this little response, I'm not one of them, you and macca can fight it out for the title but it isn't him either. Sums up a lot that is wrong with City supporters/fans this does. Also, whoever commented about Darby and running in treacle, can you point to more than one occasion this season when the winger has gone past him? Also, even though he isn't the tallest can you tell me the last time you saw him get beaten in the air? The lad has been THE outstanding player out of the back four this season and if it wasn't for Nahki's goals would be head and shoulders the player of the year. Which I am fairly sure he will get from his peers.[/p][/quote]Of course i feel qualified to comment, anyone can. Yes I've commented on BCFC signing Furman, do I need to attend matches this season to do that? . I pointed out that some prudent pruning would have to be done in January to bring in such a quality player. Please don't feel left out, you've every quality needed to join this threads div competition .[/p][/quote]Of course anyone can, anyone could comment on the Franko-Prussian war but it wouldnt carry much weight unless they fought in it, You haven't been but state we need to waste wages on a back up to Jonny Mac, who, to be frank, is probably one of the best keepers in the lower leagues. You also state we need to replace one of our midfield players, you haven't seen play this season, with another midfielder you haven't seen play, apart from maybe the one televised game Donny played in and he was sent off in that game. You also expect a championship player to drop a league, reduce his wage and us to lose 3/4 players to match that wage? Really? I fit in the div category? Continue to be a keyboard warrior fella, I'll 'support' give the club my money and laugh at idiots like you.[/p][/quote]Yes exactly, anyone can comment on anything, including Bradford City fc or even Doncaster Rovers fc/ FranCo/Prussian war etc.... well thought out. Yes i did say getting Dean Furman would be a good move for the club with some obvious prudent pruning of the squad to help finance that transfer . I believe a more mobile midfield player would give the team an extra dimension, do i need to attend games to have that view? I liked the McLaughlin/ Duke competition for the gloves of last season, do I need to attend games this season to have that opinion. You seem to me to have taken this threads div competition to a whole new level, can i compete, I'm sure you'll let me know.[/p][/quote]Our squad is already too small, so to prune it further without 1 for 1 replacements would be madness. I too would like a more mobile midfield, a box to box engine who scores. You say you liked the competition for places and to do that we would need at least 22 professionals with 3 or 4 further squad members who can operate in a couple of positions. You then say to bring in quality we need to prune the squad. Now of course you don't need to attend games to make those statements but you do need to know a little about the club and one thing is we still haven't got loads of cash and we haven't got a big enough squad to lose a few players to bring in one of quality. Our only hope is some young talent from a Premier or Championship club and hope they will pay 50% of their wages, we will not get a player like Furman and to be honest if you read his match reports this season he isn't pulling up any trees there. Your move.[/p][/quote]Indeed, who the manager brings in is entirely down to him and the financial situation, who knows what January will bring. Looking at Donny Rovers league position in the Championship, I'm sure they are looking at wheeling and dealing next month, Furman could be had depending on the thinking of their manager, he'd be a great acquisition and I'm sure a great player for BCFC in league 1. I know plenty about BCFC, ..... I prefer quality to quantity, yes there is a risk as Davies proves but there is some dead weight in our squad which needs to be moved on, they are simply not good enough,.From a distance, I've not been impressed with any of last summers signings, add Gray to the mix and other squad members and the dead weight is there for all to see, Connell to name but one, could also be gone so there is some room to manoeuver, couldn't understand the signing of Taylor, baffling. Parkinson is a great manager but he needs to up his game regarding signings. So unlike you, I'd go for a 'slightly smaller' squad but with more quality, a less risky option than filling the squad with players who are simply not good enough. I said i liked the competition between McLaughlin and Duke last season and with Ripley going a more experienced keeper should be brought in. bcfc1903

11:58am Mon 30 Dec 13

Prisoner Cell Block A says...

bcfc1903 wrote:
Prisoner Cell Block A wrote:
bcfc1903 wrote:
Prisoner Cell Block A wrote:
bcfc1903 wrote:
Prisoner Cell Block A wrote:
bcfc1903 wrote:
macca1969 wrote:
Who signed jones meredith Darby Davies mcardle reid yeates Thompson. Hines last year. A team known as the history makers. Can't make good signings my ar $ e. Thd divs are out again and one who admits not even going this season.!!!!!!
Your a bit of a div yourself aren't you macca. That apart, obviously his recent signings aren't the best, Selling Wells isn't the answer but getting Furman in January would be.... along with a keeper to give McLaughlin competition, that worked perfectly last season with Duke, of course i was in attendance then . Next time quote me.
You haven't been this season but feel qualified to comment?

I have seen you mention Furman a few times, have we ever shown interest in him? Has he shown interest in leaving Donny? Can we afford his wages? Are you aware of the 60% of turnover being allowed on playing staff budget? Are we close to that budget?

Sorry, only one div in the three commentators on this little response, I'm not one of them, you and macca can fight it out for the title but it isn't him either.

Sums up a lot that is wrong with City supporters/fans this does.

Also, whoever commented about Darby and running in treacle, can you point to more than one occasion this season when the winger has gone past him? Also, even though he isn't the tallest can you tell me the last time you saw him get beaten in the air? The lad has been THE outstanding player out of the back four this season and if it wasn't for Nahki's goals would be head and shoulders the player of the year. Which I am fairly sure he will get from his peers.
Of course i feel qualified to comment, anyone can. Yes I've commented on BCFC signing Furman, do I need to attend matches this season to do that? . I pointed out that some prudent pruning would have to be done in January to bring in such a quality player. Please don't feel left out, you've every quality needed to join this threads div competition .
Of course anyone can, anyone could comment on the Franko-Prussian war but it wouldnt carry much weight unless they fought in it,

You haven't been but state we need to waste wages on a back up to Jonny Mac, who, to be frank, is probably one of the best keepers in the lower leagues. You also state we need to replace one of our midfield players, you haven't seen play this season, with another midfielder you haven't seen play, apart from maybe the one televised game Donny played in and he was sent off in that game. You also expect a championship player to drop a league, reduce his wage and us to lose 3/4 players to match that wage? Really?

I fit in the div category? Continue to be a keyboard warrior fella, I'll 'support' give the club my money and laugh at idiots like you.
Yes exactly, anyone can comment on anything, including Bradford City fc or even Doncaster Rovers fc/ FranCo/Prussian war etc.... well thought out. Yes i did say getting Dean Furman would be a good move for the club with some obvious prudent pruning of the squad to help finance that transfer . I believe a more mobile midfield player would give the team an extra dimension, do i need to attend games to have that view? I liked the McLaughlin/ Duke competition for the gloves of last season, do I need to attend games this season to have that opinion. You seem to me to have taken this threads div competition to a whole new level, can i compete, I'm sure you'll let me know.
Our squad is already too small, so to prune it further without 1 for 1 replacements would be madness. I too would like a more mobile midfield, a box to box engine who scores. You say you liked the competition for places and to do that we would need at least 22 professionals with 3 or 4 further squad members who can operate in a couple of positions. You then say to bring in quality we need to prune the squad. Now of course you don't need to attend games to make those statements but you do need to know a little about the club and one thing is we still haven't got loads of cash and we haven't got a big enough squad to lose a few players to bring in one of quality.

Our only hope is some young talent from a Premier or Championship club and hope they will pay 50% of their wages, we will not get a player like Furman and to be honest if you read his match reports this season he isn't pulling up any trees there.

Your move.
Indeed, who the manager brings in is entirely down to him and the financial situation, who knows what January will bring. Looking at Donny Rovers league position in the Championship, I'm sure they are looking at wheeling and dealing next month, Furman could be had depending on the thinking of their manager, he'd be a great acquisition and I'm sure a great player for BCFC in league 1. I know plenty about BCFC, ..... I prefer quality to quantity, yes there is a risk as Davies proves but there is some dead weight in our squad which needs to be moved on, they are simply not good enough,.From a distance, I've not been impressed with any of last summers signings, add Gray to the mix and other squad members and the dead weight is there for all to see, Connell to name but one, could also be gone so there is some room to manoeuver, couldn't understand the signing of Taylor, baffling. Parkinson is a great manager but he needs to up his game regarding signings. So unlike you, I'd go for a 'slightly smaller' squad but with more quality, a less risky option than filling the squad with players who are simply not good enough. I said i liked the competition between McLaughlin and Duke last season and with Ripley going a more experienced keeper should be brought in.
The squad is tiny for this standard, we cannot afford for it to shrink further.

We do have deadweight as they are not breaking into the team and making it stronger so there is room for shipping out but on a 1 out 1 in basis only, we cannot afford to ship 3 out to bring in 1 and then for that one to become injured and unavailable.

I think Connell, Taylor, Bates, Kennedy, Gray and possible De Vita can all go and 5 or 6 brought in, not necessarily on a position for position basis, we desperately need something on the right wing. And we will need a second keeper again now.
[quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Prisoner Cell Block A[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Prisoner Cell Block A[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Prisoner Cell Block A[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]macca1969[/bold] wrote: Who signed jones meredith Darby Davies mcardle reid yeates Thompson. Hines last year. A team known as the history makers. Can't make good signings my ar $ e. Thd divs are out again and one who admits not even going this season.!!!!!![/p][/quote]Your a bit of a div yourself aren't you macca. That apart, obviously his recent signings aren't the best, Selling Wells isn't the answer but getting Furman in January would be.... along with a keeper to give McLaughlin competition, that worked perfectly last season with Duke, of course i was in attendance then . Next time quote me.[/p][/quote]You haven't been this season but feel qualified to comment? I have seen you mention Furman a few times, have we ever shown interest in him? Has he shown interest in leaving Donny? Can we afford his wages? Are you aware of the 60% of turnover being allowed on playing staff budget? Are we close to that budget? Sorry, only one div in the three commentators on this little response, I'm not one of them, you and macca can fight it out for the title but it isn't him either. Sums up a lot that is wrong with City supporters/fans this does. Also, whoever commented about Darby and running in treacle, can you point to more than one occasion this season when the winger has gone past him? Also, even though he isn't the tallest can you tell me the last time you saw him get beaten in the air? The lad has been THE outstanding player out of the back four this season and if it wasn't for Nahki's goals would be head and shoulders the player of the year. Which I am fairly sure he will get from his peers.[/p][/quote]Of course i feel qualified to comment, anyone can. Yes I've commented on BCFC signing Furman, do I need to attend matches this season to do that? . I pointed out that some prudent pruning would have to be done in January to bring in such a quality player. Please don't feel left out, you've every quality needed to join this threads div competition .[/p][/quote]Of course anyone can, anyone could comment on the Franko-Prussian war but it wouldnt carry much weight unless they fought in it, You haven't been but state we need to waste wages on a back up to Jonny Mac, who, to be frank, is probably one of the best keepers in the lower leagues. You also state we need to replace one of our midfield players, you haven't seen play this season, with another midfielder you haven't seen play, apart from maybe the one televised game Donny played in and he was sent off in that game. You also expect a championship player to drop a league, reduce his wage and us to lose 3/4 players to match that wage? Really? I fit in the div category? Continue to be a keyboard warrior fella, I'll 'support' give the club my money and laugh at idiots like you.[/p][/quote]Yes exactly, anyone can comment on anything, including Bradford City fc or even Doncaster Rovers fc/ FranCo/Prussian war etc.... well thought out. Yes i did say getting Dean Furman would be a good move for the club with some obvious prudent pruning of the squad to help finance that transfer . I believe a more mobile midfield player would give the team an extra dimension, do i need to attend games to have that view? I liked the McLaughlin/ Duke competition for the gloves of last season, do I need to attend games this season to have that opinion. You seem to me to have taken this threads div competition to a whole new level, can i compete, I'm sure you'll let me know.[/p][/quote]Our squad is already too small, so to prune it further without 1 for 1 replacements would be madness. I too would like a more mobile midfield, a box to box engine who scores. You say you liked the competition for places and to do that we would need at least 22 professionals with 3 or 4 further squad members who can operate in a couple of positions. You then say to bring in quality we need to prune the squad. Now of course you don't need to attend games to make those statements but you do need to know a little about the club and one thing is we still haven't got loads of cash and we haven't got a big enough squad to lose a few players to bring in one of quality. Our only hope is some young talent from a Premier or Championship club and hope they will pay 50% of their wages, we will not get a player like Furman and to be honest if you read his match reports this season he isn't pulling up any trees there. Your move.[/p][/quote]Indeed, who the manager brings in is entirely down to him and the financial situation, who knows what January will bring. Looking at Donny Rovers league position in the Championship, I'm sure they are looking at wheeling and dealing next month, Furman could be had depending on the thinking of their manager, he'd be a great acquisition and I'm sure a great player for BCFC in league 1. I know plenty about BCFC, ..... I prefer quality to quantity, yes there is a risk as Davies proves but there is some dead weight in our squad which needs to be moved on, they are simply not good enough,.From a distance, I've not been impressed with any of last summers signings, add Gray to the mix and other squad members and the dead weight is there for all to see, Connell to name but one, could also be gone so there is some room to manoeuver, couldn't understand the signing of Taylor, baffling. Parkinson is a great manager but he needs to up his game regarding signings. So unlike you, I'd go for a 'slightly smaller' squad but with more quality, a less risky option than filling the squad with players who are simply not good enough. I said i liked the competition between McLaughlin and Duke last season and with Ripley going a more experienced keeper should be brought in.[/p][/quote]The squad is tiny for this standard, we cannot afford for it to shrink further. We do have deadweight as they are not breaking into the team and making it stronger so there is room for shipping out but on a 1 out 1 in basis only, we cannot afford to ship 3 out to bring in 1 and then for that one to become injured and unavailable. I think Connell, Taylor, Bates, Kennedy, Gray and possible De Vita can all go and 5 or 6 brought in, not necessarily on a position for position basis, we desperately need something on the right wing. And we will need a second keeper again now. Prisoner Cell Block A

12:05am Tue 31 Dec 13

bcfc1903 says...

Prisoner Cell Block A wrote:
bcfc1903 wrote:
Prisoner Cell Block A wrote:
bcfc1903 wrote:
Prisoner Cell Block A wrote:
bcfc1903 wrote:
Prisoner Cell Block A wrote:
bcfc1903 wrote:
macca1969 wrote:
Who signed jones meredith Darby Davies mcardle reid yeates Thompson. Hines last year. A team known as the history makers. Can't make good signings my ar $ e. Thd divs are out again and one who admits not even going this season.!!!!!!
Your a bit of a div yourself aren't you macca. That apart, obviously his recent signings aren't the best, Selling Wells isn't the answer but getting Furman in January would be.... along with a keeper to give McLaughlin competition, that worked perfectly last season with Duke, of course i was in attendance then . Next time quote me.
You haven't been this season but feel qualified to comment?

I have seen you mention Furman a few times, have we ever shown interest in him? Has he shown interest in leaving Donny? Can we afford his wages? Are you aware of the 60% of turnover being allowed on playing staff budget? Are we close to that budget?

Sorry, only one div in the three commentators on this little response, I'm not one of them, you and macca can fight it out for the title but it isn't him either.

Sums up a lot that is wrong with City supporters/fans this does.

Also, whoever commented about Darby and running in treacle, can you point to more than one occasion this season when the winger has gone past him? Also, even though he isn't the tallest can you tell me the last time you saw him get beaten in the air? The lad has been THE outstanding player out of the back four this season and if it wasn't for Nahki's goals would be head and shoulders the player of the year. Which I am fairly sure he will get from his peers.
Of course i feel qualified to comment, anyone can. Yes I've commented on BCFC signing Furman, do I need to attend matches this season to do that? . I pointed out that some prudent pruning would have to be done in January to bring in such a quality player. Please don't feel left out, you've every quality needed to join this threads div competition .
Of course anyone can, anyone could comment on the Franko-Prussian war but it wouldnt carry much weight unless they fought in it,

You haven't been but state we need to waste wages on a back up to Jonny Mac, who, to be frank, is probably one of the best keepers in the lower leagues. You also state we need to replace one of our midfield players, you haven't seen play this season, with another midfielder you haven't seen play, apart from maybe the one televised game Donny played in and he was sent off in that game. You also expect a championship player to drop a league, reduce his wage and us to lose 3/4 players to match that wage? Really?

I fit in the div category? Continue to be a keyboard warrior fella, I'll 'support' give the club my money and laugh at idiots like you.
Yes exactly, anyone can comment on anything, including Bradford City fc or even Doncaster Rovers fc/ FranCo/Prussian war etc.... well thought out. Yes i did say getting Dean Furman would be a good move for the club with some obvious prudent pruning of the squad to help finance that transfer . I believe a more mobile midfield player would give the team an extra dimension, do i need to attend games to have that view? I liked the McLaughlin/ Duke competition for the gloves of last season, do I need to attend games this season to have that opinion. You seem to me to have taken this threads div competition to a whole new level, can i compete, I'm sure you'll let me know.
Our squad is already too small, so to prune it further without 1 for 1 replacements would be madness. I too would like a more mobile midfield, a box to box engine who scores. You say you liked the competition for places and to do that we would need at least 22 professionals with 3 or 4 further squad members who can operate in a couple of positions. You then say to bring in quality we need to prune the squad. Now of course you don't need to attend games to make those statements but you do need to know a little about the club and one thing is we still haven't got loads of cash and we haven't got a big enough squad to lose a few players to bring in one of quality.

Our only hope is some young talent from a Premier or Championship club and hope they will pay 50% of their wages, we will not get a player like Furman and to be honest if you read his match reports this season he isn't pulling up any trees there.

Your move.
Indeed, who the manager brings in is entirely down to him and the financial situation, who knows what January will bring. Looking at Donny Rovers league position in the Championship, I'm sure they are looking at wheeling and dealing next month, Furman could be had depending on the thinking of their manager, he'd be a great acquisition and I'm sure a great player for BCFC in league 1. I know plenty about BCFC, ..... I prefer quality to quantity, yes there is a risk as Davies proves but there is some dead weight in our squad which needs to be moved on, they are simply not good enough,.From a distance, I've not been impressed with any of last summers signings, add Gray to the mix and other squad members and the dead weight is there for all to see, Connell to name but one, could also be gone so there is some room to manoeuver, couldn't understand the signing of Taylor, baffling. Parkinson is a great manager but he needs to up his game regarding signings. So unlike you, I'd go for a 'slightly smaller' squad but with more quality, a less risky option than filling the squad with players who are simply not good enough. I said i liked the competition between McLaughlin and Duke last season and with Ripley going a more experienced keeper should be brought in.
The squad is tiny for this standard, we cannot afford for it to shrink further.

We do have deadweight as they are not breaking into the team and making it stronger so there is room for shipping out but on a 1 out 1 in basis only, we cannot afford to ship 3 out to bring in 1 and then for that one to become injured and unavailable.

I think Connell, Taylor, Bates, Kennedy, Gray and possible De Vita can all go and 5 or 6 brought in, not necessarily on a position for position basis, we desperately need something on the right wing. And we will need a second keeper again now.
Can't argue with any of your picks for shipment, Taylor was a truly bizarre acquisition , I guess we are not going to agree regarding the size of squad, I think there is less risk in a slightly smaller squad but with more quality, giving the manager more scope. Really glad McHugh is being given a chance, looks a real prospect. Parkinson needs to get it right in January, that is absolutely crucial. as I'm surmising even he would admit, his picks in the summer and before with Gray have been poor at best. Don't want to knock the fella too much as he's a very good manager.
[quote][p][bold]Prisoner Cell Block A[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Prisoner Cell Block A[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Prisoner Cell Block A[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Prisoner Cell Block A[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]macca1969[/bold] wrote: Who signed jones meredith Darby Davies mcardle reid yeates Thompson. Hines last year. A team known as the history makers. Can't make good signings my ar $ e. Thd divs are out again and one who admits not even going this season.!!!!!![/p][/quote]Your a bit of a div yourself aren't you macca. That apart, obviously his recent signings aren't the best, Selling Wells isn't the answer but getting Furman in January would be.... along with a keeper to give McLaughlin competition, that worked perfectly last season with Duke, of course i was in attendance then . Next time quote me.[/p][/quote]You haven't been this season but feel qualified to comment? I have seen you mention Furman a few times, have we ever shown interest in him? Has he shown interest in leaving Donny? Can we afford his wages? Are you aware of the 60% of turnover being allowed on playing staff budget? Are we close to that budget? Sorry, only one div in the three commentators on this little response, I'm not one of them, you and macca can fight it out for the title but it isn't him either. Sums up a lot that is wrong with City supporters/fans this does. Also, whoever commented about Darby and running in treacle, can you point to more than one occasion this season when the winger has gone past him? Also, even though he isn't the tallest can you tell me the last time you saw him get beaten in the air? The lad has been THE outstanding player out of the back four this season and if it wasn't for Nahki's goals would be head and shoulders the player of the year. Which I am fairly sure he will get from his peers.[/p][/quote]Of course i feel qualified to comment, anyone can. Yes I've commented on BCFC signing Furman, do I need to attend matches this season to do that? . I pointed out that some prudent pruning would have to be done in January to bring in such a quality player. Please don't feel left out, you've every quality needed to join this threads div competition .[/p][/quote]Of course anyone can, anyone could comment on the Franko-Prussian war but it wouldnt carry much weight unless they fought in it, You haven't been but state we need to waste wages on a back up to Jonny Mac, who, to be frank, is probably one of the best keepers in the lower leagues. You also state we need to replace one of our midfield players, you haven't seen play this season, with another midfielder you haven't seen play, apart from maybe the one televised game Donny played in and he was sent off in that game. You also expect a championship player to drop a league, reduce his wage and us to lose 3/4 players to match that wage? Really? I fit in the div category? Continue to be a keyboard warrior fella, I'll 'support' give the club my money and laugh at idiots like you.[/p][/quote]Yes exactly, anyone can comment on anything, including Bradford City fc or even Doncaster Rovers fc/ FranCo/Prussian war etc.... well thought out. Yes i did say getting Dean Furman would be a good move for the club with some obvious prudent pruning of the squad to help finance that transfer . I believe a more mobile midfield player would give the team an extra dimension, do i need to attend games to have that view? I liked the McLaughlin/ Duke competition for the gloves of last season, do I need to attend games this season to have that opinion. You seem to me to have taken this threads div competition to a whole new level, can i compete, I'm sure you'll let me know.[/p][/quote]Our squad is already too small, so to prune it further without 1 for 1 replacements would be madness. I too would like a more mobile midfield, a box to box engine who scores. You say you liked the competition for places and to do that we would need at least 22 professionals with 3 or 4 further squad members who can operate in a couple of positions. You then say to bring in quality we need to prune the squad. Now of course you don't need to attend games to make those statements but you do need to know a little about the club and one thing is we still haven't got loads of cash and we haven't got a big enough squad to lose a few players to bring in one of quality. Our only hope is some young talent from a Premier or Championship club and hope they will pay 50% of their wages, we will not get a player like Furman and to be honest if you read his match reports this season he isn't pulling up any trees there. Your move.[/p][/quote]Indeed, who the manager brings in is entirely down to him and the financial situation, who knows what January will bring. Looking at Donny Rovers league position in the Championship, I'm sure they are looking at wheeling and dealing next month, Furman could be had depending on the thinking of their manager, he'd be a great acquisition and I'm sure a great player for BCFC in league 1. I know plenty about BCFC, ..... I prefer quality to quantity, yes there is a risk as Davies proves but there is some dead weight in our squad which needs to be moved on, they are simply not good enough,.From a distance, I've not been impressed with any of last summers signings, add Gray to the mix and other squad members and the dead weight is there for all to see, Connell to name but one, could also be gone so there is some room to manoeuver, couldn't understand the signing of Taylor, baffling. Parkinson is a great manager but he needs to up his game regarding signings. So unlike you, I'd go for a 'slightly smaller' squad but with more quality, a less risky option than filling the squad with players who are simply not good enough. I said i liked the competition between McLaughlin and Duke last season and with Ripley going a more experienced keeper should be brought in.[/p][/quote]The squad is tiny for this standard, we cannot afford for it to shrink further. We do have deadweight as they are not breaking into the team and making it stronger so there is room for shipping out but on a 1 out 1 in basis only, we cannot afford to ship 3 out to bring in 1 and then for that one to become injured and unavailable. I think Connell, Taylor, Bates, Kennedy, Gray and possible De Vita can all go and 5 or 6 brought in, not necessarily on a position for position basis, we desperately need something on the right wing. And we will need a second keeper again now.[/p][/quote]Can't argue with any of your picks for shipment, Taylor was a truly bizarre acquisition , I guess we are not going to agree regarding the size of squad, I think there is less risk in a slightly smaller squad but with more quality, giving the manager more scope. Really glad McHugh is being given a chance, looks a real prospect. Parkinson needs to get it right in January, that is absolutely crucial. as I'm surmising even he would admit, his picks in the summer and before with Gray have been poor at best. Don't want to knock the fella too much as he's a very good manager. bcfc1903

8:56am Tue 31 Dec 13

Prisoner Cell Block A says...

At least we are finding common ground now.
I do know that Liverpool won the title and European cup using only 13/14 players, it can be done, or rather has been done. Modern football/footballers don't seem to be able to emulate that. Even with better quality pitches, training methods and diet.

I also understand a tight knit, quality squad has a good chance of making it work but with high injury rates these days and a lot more suspensions it is unlikely.

The ideal scenario would be to have a 22/23 man squad that were fully capable of interchanging and keeping hold of them for a good couple of years to build an ethos, spirit and bond.

Anyway, we both rate Parky and it's his headache so Happy New Year to you and yours and any others who may read this.
At least we are finding common ground now. I do know that Liverpool won the title and European cup using only 13/14 players, it can be done, or rather has been done. Modern football/footballers don't seem to be able to emulate that. Even with better quality pitches, training methods and diet. I also understand a tight knit, quality squad has a good chance of making it work but with high injury rates these days and a lot more suspensions it is unlikely. The ideal scenario would be to have a 22/23 man squad that were fully capable of interchanging and keeping hold of them for a good couple of years to build an ethos, spirit and bond. Anyway, we both rate Parky and it's his headache so Happy New Year to you and yours and any others who may read this. Prisoner Cell Block A

6:25pm Tue 31 Dec 13

bcfc1903 says...

Yes, the ideal scenario would be the one you put forward 22/23 interchangable players, I was looking at ways to improve the squad as it stands today with the financial constraints that the club seems to be under. As has been alluded to previously the squad has too much dead wood, removing some and bringing in a couple of quality players is a gamble but looking at the way players have been shelved through lack of form or ability in the first half of the season we've been using a very limited squad anyway with no quality in the wings, or so it seems.

Have a good one PCBA, and to your family also, a happy and peaceful New Year.
Yes, the ideal scenario would be the one you put forward 22/23 interchangable players, I was looking at ways to improve the squad as it stands today with the financial constraints that the club seems to be under. As has been alluded to previously the squad has too much dead wood, removing some and bringing in a couple of quality players is a gamble but looking at the way players have been shelved through lack of form or ability in the first half of the season we've been using a very limited squad anyway with no quality in the wings, or so it seems. Have a good one PCBA, and to your family also, a happy and peaceful New Year. bcfc1903

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