Phil Parkinson fumes at ‘unrecognisable’ Bradford City display

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Oliver McBurnie puts himself about up front on his full debut for City Oliver McBurnie puts himself about up front on his full debut for City

Phil Parkinson refused to use City’s lack of numbers as an excuse for their latest loss to Rotherham and admitted: “We were poor.”

The Millers won 1-0 at Valley Parade yesterday to make it six on the bounce against their Yorkshire rivals.

It was the fifth successive meeting when City have failed to score and the defeat dropped them to 11th in League One.

Parkinson pitched in teenager Oliver McBurnie up front because he was missing James Hanson and Andy Gray, who was sidelined with the dead leg he suffered before netting against Peterborough.

Haris Vuckic, the Newcastle striker who nearly joined City in August, scored the only goal.

Parkinson was fuming with his side’s “unrecognisable” performance in the second half in front of the largest home crowd of the season.

He said: “Maybe we looked like a team who conceded before half-time again. It was a ‘here we go again’ scenario.

“In the past we’ve always found something in our reserve but we just didn’t have enough quality out there.

“I thought we played well in the first half. The goal set us back but we came back strong towards the end.

“But the second half was really poor. We were unrecognisable from what we’re all about as a team.

“I don’t think it was lack of effort. Our decision-making on the ball and basic passing was really poor.

“That’s taking into consideration we were up against a really good side and went into the game really weakened.

“We had a lot of strong characters out of our team. But I still felt we could have done a lot better in the second half.

“We were poor, we can’t hide away from that. We made too many basic errors and didn’t play with enough calmness in possession.”

Seventeen-year-old McBurnie lasted 73 minutes and Parkinson felt he coped well with the occasion.

The City boss said: “It was always a big ask of Olly but I felt he was excellent for the first 45 minutes.

“Obviously he tired towards the end but he’s going to be a good player. I thought he did everything possible in his powers to give the team a lift.

“It was a big call to put him in but I thought it was the right one in the context of the players we had out.

“We had three target men injured – Hanson, Gray and (Caleb) Folan. Gray was really struggling, which was a shame because he’d played really well at Peterborough.”

Rotherham chief Steve Evans felt his side should have won more emphatically – but he also backed the Bantams to emerge from their current slump. They have now won only once in the league since October 5.

Evans said: “We were dominant. There was an electric atmosphere but I think the crowd will feel they were beaten by the better side.

“The game was about character and we had that. The lads are disappointed we didn’t win three or four nil.

“But I have great respect for Bradford and they will bounce back.

“Bradford have some great players. I love (Gary) Jones, he plays like a 22-year-old.

“I love (Nahki) Wells, (Kyel) Reid and the keeper is useful. This is a good Bradford side and I think they will come back.”

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8:44am Fri 27 Dec 13

garyh1 says...

I did a 200 mile round trip for that yesterday and was it poor !
I did a 200 mile round trip for that yesterday and was it poor ! garyh1

8:47am Fri 27 Dec 13

MrsAngryofRidd says...

Poor display - hopefully we can finish season mid table, release players in summer, make some wise signing and look for promotion next season.

Anyone heard the rumours that Wells is off to a championship side for £3 million?

Happy New Year.
Poor display - hopefully we can finish season mid table, release players in summer, make some wise signing and look for promotion next season. Anyone heard the rumours that Wells is off to a championship side for £3 million? Happy New Year. MrsAngryofRidd

8:50am Fri 27 Dec 13

garyh1 says...

Selling our striker will only make it worse , the midfield needs re building and the fringe players need offloading , they have had enough games to grab a shirt over the last dozen games ,
Build round the defence and main strikers don't sell em , !
The chairmen need to spend a few quid not pocket more of the money from any sales in January
Selling our striker will only make it worse , the midfield needs re building and the fringe players need offloading , they have had enough games to grab a shirt over the last dozen games , Build round the defence and main strikers don't sell em , ! The chairmen need to spend a few quid not pocket more of the money from any sales in January garyh1

9:12am Fri 27 Dec 13

food_for_thought says...

garyh1 wrote:
Selling our striker will only make it worse , the midfield needs re building and the fringe players need offloading , they have had enough games to grab a shirt over the last dozen games ,
Build round the defence and main strikers don't sell em , !
The chairmen need to spend a few quid not pocket more of the money from any sales in January
I think that everyone at the club has made it clear that they don't want Nakhi to leave...but you have to live in the real world. If the lad is given a chance to play at a higher level and the club is offered multiple millions for him then what options do the board have? You can insist a player sees out their contract...and then they go for nothing... I'm sure we'd all be delighted if the club let that happen, wouldn't we?
[quote][p][bold]garyh1[/bold] wrote: Selling our striker will only make it worse , the midfield needs re building and the fringe players need offloading , they have had enough games to grab a shirt over the last dozen games , Build round the defence and main strikers don't sell em , ! The chairmen need to spend a few quid not pocket more of the money from any sales in January[/p][/quote]I think that everyone at the club has made it clear that they don't want Nakhi to leave...but you have to live in the real world. If the lad is given a chance to play at a higher level and the club is offered multiple millions for him then what options do the board have? You can insist a player sees out their contract...and then they go for nothing... I'm sure we'd all be delighted if the club let that happen, wouldn't we? food_for_thought

9:22am Fri 27 Dec 13

doneBD4 says...

PP was too soft in pre-season by not letting enough these players go.
Who are not good enough for league 1, and it showed yesterday, but it wasn't just the Rotherham game there have been a few others too.

So long as we are happy with route one hoof football.

We'll be fine for mid-table this season, but PP has one hell of job come the end.

And if Wells does go and we don't getting anyone in like for like, I fear we'll be fighting to stay in league 1.
PP was too soft in pre-season by not letting enough these players go. Who are not good enough for league 1, and it showed yesterday, but it wasn't just the Rotherham game there have been a few others too. So long as we are happy with route one hoof football. We'll be fine for mid-table this season, but PP has one hell of job come the end. And if Wells does go and we don't getting anyone in like for like, I fear we'll be fighting to stay in league 1. doneBD4

9:23am Fri 27 Dec 13

gordon ramsay says...

I have a massive amount of respect for the tem and the manager for what has been achieved in the last 18 months.

However, at the moment we are in a hole and have been for a while now.

Our tactics are, at best, one dimensional. Long ball to Hanson constantly, worryingly even when he's not even playing!

Meredith is out of sorts. Bates an average Joe. Jones and Doyle were shocking yesterday. Thompson huffs and puffs.

Too many fringe players deemed not good enough, bizarrely by the man who signed them. Eg Taylor, Connell , Folan . 12 months ago Kennedy was cutting us to shreds. Parkinson does not trust the players he has signed. Folan was a strange signing, and sounds like treated poorly off the field too.

The season is falling away badly and we clearly lack goals. Especially when in a dead season Wells will now surely be sacrificed for cash. Who will chip in? We could still be playing from yesterday and would still be scoreless. Attacking midfielder required but he's signed Kennedy ?

Things do go in cycles and the excellent start prompted bounds of naively on here and other sites. We were never that good. Equally, maybe we're not this bad. Interesting month ahead. Personally I'd currently snap your hand off for a mid table finish!
I have a massive amount of respect for the tem and the manager for what has been achieved in the last 18 months. However, at the moment we are in a hole and have been for a while now. Our tactics are, at best, one dimensional. Long ball to Hanson constantly, worryingly even when he's not even playing! Meredith is out of sorts. Bates an average Joe. Jones and Doyle were shocking yesterday. Thompson huffs and puffs. Too many fringe players deemed not good enough, bizarrely by the man who signed them. Eg Taylor, Connell , Folan . 12 months ago Kennedy was cutting us to shreds. Parkinson does not trust the players he has signed. Folan was a strange signing, and sounds like treated poorly off the field too. The season is falling away badly and we clearly lack goals. Especially when in a dead season Wells will now surely be sacrificed for cash. Who will chip in? We could still be playing from yesterday and would still be scoreless. Attacking midfielder required but he's signed Kennedy ? Things do go in cycles and the excellent start prompted bounds of naively on here and other sites. We were never that good. Equally, maybe we're not this bad. Interesting month ahead. Personally I'd currently snap your hand off for a mid table finish! gordon ramsay

9:32am Fri 27 Dec 13

garyh1 says...

Clever food for thought but I believe it's time for a little investment , this would ensure our best players would want to stay if they could see a real will from the top to take the club forward , I suspect the player will go , the money will not be invested and the memory of the last 12 months will prove to be just that , a memory ,
We shall see ........ What's more important building a team around your best players or selling them again , I don't advocate Richmond style buying but surely there's a little bit left from last year ? ( I know the answer it's all gone )
Clever food for thought but I believe it's time for a little investment , this would ensure our best players would want to stay if they could see a real will from the top to take the club forward , I suspect the player will go , the money will not be invested and the memory of the last 12 months will prove to be just that , a memory , We shall see ........ What's more important building a team around your best players or selling them again , I don't advocate Richmond style buying but surely there's a little bit left from last year ? ( I know the answer it's all gone ) garyh1

9:42am Fri 27 Dec 13

silverbantam says...

Parky tried to strengthen in the summer but Kennedy & Yeates are no better than what we've already got.

With the transfer window coming up we have a chance of improving the squad.

Judge at the end of the season.
Parky tried to strengthen in the summer but Kennedy & Yeates are no better than what we've already got. With the transfer window coming up we have a chance of improving the squad. Judge at the end of the season. silverbantam

9:43am Fri 27 Dec 13

Cityman23 says...

I have, like many, been a solid supporter of 'PP'. We owe the man a lot for the season he gave us in 2013/14 and he's virtually 'Teflon-man' due to this. However, I take issue with a couple of things he's said here.

a) City were only TOO recognisable yesterday! Their home performances have been very inconsistent/patchy for a while and we haven't won at 'VP' since September! Okay Davies is a huge miss as is Hanson but we've no real trustworthy back up fringe players to bring in.

b) Oliver McBurnie looked out of his depth yesterday and to expose the
lad to that for three quarters of the game wasn't helping him.

Why didn't Luke Oliver come on for the last 20 mins instead of the last five? Maybe he didn't win all his headers but he certainly gave their central defenders something to think about.

'Promotion' should now be the taboo word now and we need to concentrate on consolidating our position mid-table and most importantly get some wins at 'VP'!
I have, like many, been a solid supporter of 'PP'. We owe the man a lot for the season he gave us in 2013/14 and he's virtually 'Teflon-man' due to this. However, I take issue with a couple of things he's said here. a) City were only TOO recognisable yesterday! Their home performances have been very inconsistent/patchy for a while and we haven't won at 'VP' since September! Okay Davies is a huge miss as is Hanson but we've no real trustworthy back up fringe players to bring in. b) Oliver McBurnie looked out of his depth yesterday and to expose the lad to that for three quarters of the game wasn't helping him. Why didn't Luke Oliver come on for the last 20 mins instead of the last five? Maybe he didn't win all his headers but he certainly gave their central defenders something to think about. 'Promotion' should now be the taboo word now and we need to concentrate on consolidating our position mid-table and most importantly get some wins at 'VP'! Cityman23

9:44am Fri 27 Dec 13

Cityman23 says...

correction: "..season he gave us in 2012/13.."
correction: "..season he gave us in 2012/13.." Cityman23

10:01am Fri 27 Dec 13

birstallbantam56 says...

Just not good enough, our one dimensional play has been found out, and rightly so. Everything we do comes down our left hand side via Reid, who likes to try and beat his man three times before trying to cross, why he doesn't cross when he has made the space is a mystery and very frustrating.
Our midfield is not good, we need two energetic players in there who can dictate the play, Kennedy cannot fill that role and is a very poor signing, a waste of a wage!!
We missed Hanson's physical presence yesterday, but don't think the result would have been any different with him in the side.
Mid table consolidation will be ok this season, we can hopefully strengthen in the summer and also offload the many players who are simply out of their depth at this level
Just not good enough, our one dimensional play has been found out, and rightly so. Everything we do comes down our left hand side via Reid, who likes to try and beat his man three times before trying to cross, why he doesn't cross when he has made the space is a mystery and very frustrating. Our midfield is not good, we need two energetic players in there who can dictate the play, Kennedy cannot fill that role and is a very poor signing, a waste of a wage!! We missed Hanson's physical presence yesterday, but don't think the result would have been any different with him in the side. Mid table consolidation will be ok this season, we can hopefully strengthen in the summer and also offload the many players who are simply out of their depth at this level birstallbantam56

10:08am Fri 27 Dec 13

Peter300 says...

MrsAngryofRidd wrote:
Poor display - hopefully we can finish season mid table, release players in summer, make some wise signing and look for promotion next season.

Anyone heard the rumours that Wells is off to a championship side for £3 million?

Happy New Year.
Yeah, the rumours have been flying around - for the past twelve months.
[quote][p][bold]MrsAngryofRidd[/bold] wrote: Poor display - hopefully we can finish season mid table, release players in summer, make some wise signing and look for promotion next season. Anyone heard the rumours that Wells is off to a championship side for £3 million? Happy New Year.[/p][/quote]Yeah, the rumours have been flying around - for the past twelve months. Peter300

10:11am Fri 27 Dec 13

Peter300 says...

food_for_thought wrote:
garyh1 wrote:
Selling our striker will only make it worse , the midfield needs re building and the fringe players need offloading , they have had enough games to grab a shirt over the last dozen games ,
Build round the defence and main strikers don't sell em , !
The chairmen need to spend a few quid not pocket more of the money from any sales in January
I think that everyone at the club has made it clear that they don't want Nakhi to leave...but you have to live in the real world. If the lad is given a chance to play at a higher level and the club is offered multiple millions for him then what options do the board have? You can insist a player sees out their contract...and then they go for nothing... I'm sure we'd all be delighted if the club let that happen, wouldn't we?
If the player wants to leave and the offer is acceptable to the club, then he will go. Thats the way it is. And if the European Players Union have their way, there will be no transfer system. Players will just leave like any other person changing job.
[quote][p][bold]food_for_thought[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]garyh1[/bold] wrote: Selling our striker will only make it worse , the midfield needs re building and the fringe players need offloading , they have had enough games to grab a shirt over the last dozen games , Build round the defence and main strikers don't sell em , ! The chairmen need to spend a few quid not pocket more of the money from any sales in January[/p][/quote]I think that everyone at the club has made it clear that they don't want Nakhi to leave...but you have to live in the real world. If the lad is given a chance to play at a higher level and the club is offered multiple millions for him then what options do the board have? You can insist a player sees out their contract...and then they go for nothing... I'm sure we'd all be delighted if the club let that happen, wouldn't we?[/p][/quote]If the player wants to leave and the offer is acceptable to the club, then he will go. Thats the way it is. And if the European Players Union have their way, there will be no transfer system. Players will just leave like any other person changing job. Peter300

10:14am Fri 27 Dec 13

Peter300 says...

doneBD4 wrote:
PP was too soft in pre-season by not letting enough these players go.
Who are not good enough for league 1, and it showed yesterday, but it wasn't just the Rotherham game there have been a few others too.

So long as we are happy with route one hoof football.

We'll be fine for mid-table this season, but PP has one hell of job come the end.

And if Wells does go and we don't getting anyone in like for like, I fear we'll be fighting to stay in league 1.
So how do you explain the good results City have had this season? It's only two weeks ago they competed very well against the team who are top of the table. And when the team do start passing the ball, who is the first to complain? You by any chance?
[quote][p][bold]doneBD4[/bold] wrote: PP was too soft in pre-season by not letting enough these players go. Who are not good enough for league 1, and it showed yesterday, but it wasn't just the Rotherham game there have been a few others too. So long as we are happy with route one hoof football. We'll be fine for mid-table this season, but PP has one hell of job come the end. And if Wells does go and we don't getting anyone in like for like, I fear we'll be fighting to stay in league 1.[/p][/quote]So how do you explain the good results City have had this season? It's only two weeks ago they competed very well against the team who are top of the table. And when the team do start passing the ball, who is the first to complain? You by any chance? Peter300

10:26am Fri 27 Dec 13

Peter300 says...

gordon ramsay wrote:
I have a massive amount of respect for the tem and the manager for what has been achieved in the last 18 months.

However, at the moment we are in a hole and have been for a while now.

Our tactics are, at best, one dimensional. Long ball to Hanson constantly, worryingly even when he's not even playing!

Meredith is out of sorts. Bates an average Joe. Jones and Doyle were shocking yesterday. Thompson huffs and puffs.

Too many fringe players deemed not good enough, bizarrely by the man who signed them. Eg Taylor, Connell , Folan . 12 months ago Kennedy was cutting us to shreds. Parkinson does not trust the players he has signed. Folan was a strange signing, and sounds like treated poorly off the field too.

The season is falling away badly and we clearly lack goals. Especially when in a dead season Wells will now surely be sacrificed for cash. Who will chip in? We could still be playing from yesterday and would still be scoreless. Attacking midfielder required but he's signed Kennedy ?

Things do go in cycles and the excellent start prompted bounds of naively on here and other sites. We were never that good. Equally, maybe we're not this bad. Interesting month ahead. Personally I'd currently snap your hand off for a mid table finish!
You are equally naive with your so-called assessment. Every club has to carry negative people like you who after one bad performance, and the last one was probably down at Rotherham, start slagging-off the team. There is no escaping from the doom-mongers. If the manager and team were hurting after that one bad perfomance, I certainly would not let them go anywhere near these lost, dispirited people. Some people have the cheek to accuse Phil of being one-dimentional. And there's you!
[quote][p][bold]gordon ramsay[/bold] wrote: I have a massive amount of respect for the tem and the manager for what has been achieved in the last 18 months. However, at the moment we are in a hole and have been for a while now. Our tactics are, at best, one dimensional. Long ball to Hanson constantly, worryingly even when he's not even playing! Meredith is out of sorts. Bates an average Joe. Jones and Doyle were shocking yesterday. Thompson huffs and puffs. Too many fringe players deemed not good enough, bizarrely by the man who signed them. Eg Taylor, Connell , Folan . 12 months ago Kennedy was cutting us to shreds. Parkinson does not trust the players he has signed. Folan was a strange signing, and sounds like treated poorly off the field too. The season is falling away badly and we clearly lack goals. Especially when in a dead season Wells will now surely be sacrificed for cash. Who will chip in? We could still be playing from yesterday and would still be scoreless. Attacking midfielder required but he's signed Kennedy ? Things do go in cycles and the excellent start prompted bounds of naively on here and other sites. We were never that good. Equally, maybe we're not this bad. Interesting month ahead. Personally I'd currently snap your hand off for a mid table finish![/p][/quote]You are equally naive with your so-called assessment. Every club has to carry negative people like you who after one bad performance, and the last one was probably down at Rotherham, start slagging-off the team. There is no escaping from the doom-mongers. If the manager and team were hurting after that one bad perfomance, I certainly would not let them go anywhere near these lost, dispirited people. Some people have the cheek to accuse Phil of being one-dimentional. And there's you! Peter300

10:31am Fri 27 Dec 13

Peter300 says...

Cityman23 wrote:
I have, like many, been a solid supporter of 'PP'. We owe the man a lot for the season he gave us in 2013/14 and he's virtually 'Teflon-man' due to this. However, I take issue with a couple of things he's said here.

a) City were only TOO recognisable yesterday! Their home performances have been very inconsistent/patchy for a while and we haven't won at 'VP' since September! Okay Davies is a huge miss as is Hanson but we've no real trustworthy back up fringe players to bring in.

b) Oliver McBurnie looked out of his depth yesterday and to expose the
lad to that for three quarters of the game wasn't helping him.

Why didn't Luke Oliver come on for the last 20 mins instead of the last five? Maybe he didn't win all his headers but he certainly gave their central defenders something to think about.

'Promotion' should now be the taboo word now and we need to concentrate on consolidating our position mid-table and most importantly get some wins at 'VP'!
b, If McBurnie had not played yesterday thousands of fans like you would have been hammering Phil for not giving the youngster a chance. You must know that.
[quote][p][bold]Cityman23[/bold] wrote: I have, like many, been a solid supporter of 'PP'. We owe the man a lot for the season he gave us in 2013/14 and he's virtually 'Teflon-man' due to this. However, I take issue with a couple of things he's said here. a) City were only TOO recognisable yesterday! Their home performances have been very inconsistent/patchy for a while and we haven't won at 'VP' since September! Okay Davies is a huge miss as is Hanson but we've no real trustworthy back up fringe players to bring in. b) Oliver McBurnie looked out of his depth yesterday and to expose the lad to that for three quarters of the game wasn't helping him. Why didn't Luke Oliver come on for the last 20 mins instead of the last five? Maybe he didn't win all his headers but he certainly gave their central defenders something to think about. 'Promotion' should now be the taboo word now and we need to concentrate on consolidating our position mid-table and most importantly get some wins at 'VP'![/p][/quote]b, If McBurnie had not played yesterday thousands of fans like you would have been hammering Phil for not giving the youngster a chance. You must know that. Peter300

10:38am Fri 27 Dec 13

Peter300 says...

birstallbantam56 wrote:
Just not good enough, our one dimensional play has been found out, and rightly so. Everything we do comes down our left hand side via Reid, who likes to try and beat his man three times before trying to cross, why he doesn't cross when he has made the space is a mystery and very frustrating.
Our midfield is not good, we need two energetic players in there who can dictate the play, Kennedy cannot fill that role and is a very poor signing, a waste of a wage!!
We missed Hanson's physical presence yesterday, but don't think the result would have been any different with him in the side.
Mid table consolidation will be ok this season, we can hopefully strengthen in the summer and also offload the many players who are simply out of their depth at this level
This is so typical. You say not good enough, then suggest mid-table will be OK. Make your mind up. I'm quite relieved you (hopefully) will have no influence on team selection and signings. That would be a big mistake. On the whole Doyle and Jones have played very well and I'm pleased with their contribution. Obviously, in the eyes of people like you, if the team does not win matches, then they are all rubbish etc. manager included.
[quote][p][bold]birstallbantam56[/bold] wrote: Just not good enough, our one dimensional play has been found out, and rightly so. Everything we do comes down our left hand side via Reid, who likes to try and beat his man three times before trying to cross, why he doesn't cross when he has made the space is a mystery and very frustrating. Our midfield is not good, we need two energetic players in there who can dictate the play, Kennedy cannot fill that role and is a very poor signing, a waste of a wage!! We missed Hanson's physical presence yesterday, but don't think the result would have been any different with him in the side. Mid table consolidation will be ok this season, we can hopefully strengthen in the summer and also offload the many players who are simply out of their depth at this level[/p][/quote]This is so typical. You say not good enough, then suggest mid-table will be OK. Make your mind up. I'm quite relieved you (hopefully) will have no influence on team selection and signings. That would be a big mistake. On the whole Doyle and Jones have played very well and I'm pleased with their contribution. Obviously, in the eyes of people like you, if the team does not win matches, then they are all rubbish etc. manager included. Peter300

10:51am Fri 27 Dec 13

Halifax Bantam says...

Peter300 wrote:
gordon ramsay wrote:
I have a massive amount of respect for the tem and the manager for what has been achieved in the last 18 months.

However, at the moment we are in a hole and have been for a while now.

Our tactics are, at best, one dimensional. Long ball to Hanson constantly, worryingly even when he's not even playing!

Meredith is out of sorts. Bates an average Joe. Jones and Doyle were shocking yesterday. Thompson huffs and puffs.

Too many fringe players deemed not good enough, bizarrely by the man who signed them. Eg Taylor, Connell , Folan . 12 months ago Kennedy was cutting us to shreds. Parkinson does not trust the players he has signed. Folan was a strange signing, and sounds like treated poorly off the field too.

The season is falling away badly and we clearly lack goals. Especially when in a dead season Wells will now surely be sacrificed for cash. Who will chip in? We could still be playing from yesterday and would still be scoreless. Attacking midfielder required but he's signed Kennedy ?

Things do go in cycles and the excellent start prompted bounds of naively on here and other sites. We were never that good. Equally, maybe we're not this bad. Interesting month ahead. Personally I'd currently snap your hand off for a mid table finish!
You are equally naive with your so-called assessment. Every club has to carry negative people like you who after one bad performance, and the last one was probably down at Rotherham, start slagging-off the team. There is no escaping from the doom-mongers. If the manager and team were hurting after that one bad perfomance, I certainly would not let them go anywhere near these lost, dispirited people. Some people have the cheek to accuse Phil of being one-dimentional. And there's you!
This wasnt just one bad performance, our form has been dropping off for the last 2 months and yesterday we were def one dimentional so why have a go atsomeone who is pointing that out? PP cannot be unreproachable for his poor decisions, i mentioned in yesterday that most of the squad have found this level too hard and are not capable of progressing, i just hope PP hasnt peaked as he clearly has no plan b for games in this div.
[quote][p][bold]Peter300[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]gordon ramsay[/bold] wrote: I have a massive amount of respect for the tem and the manager for what has been achieved in the last 18 months. However, at the moment we are in a hole and have been for a while now. Our tactics are, at best, one dimensional. Long ball to Hanson constantly, worryingly even when he's not even playing! Meredith is out of sorts. Bates an average Joe. Jones and Doyle were shocking yesterday. Thompson huffs and puffs. Too many fringe players deemed not good enough, bizarrely by the man who signed them. Eg Taylor, Connell , Folan . 12 months ago Kennedy was cutting us to shreds. Parkinson does not trust the players he has signed. Folan was a strange signing, and sounds like treated poorly off the field too. The season is falling away badly and we clearly lack goals. Especially when in a dead season Wells will now surely be sacrificed for cash. Who will chip in? We could still be playing from yesterday and would still be scoreless. Attacking midfielder required but he's signed Kennedy ? Things do go in cycles and the excellent start prompted bounds of naively on here and other sites. We were never that good. Equally, maybe we're not this bad. Interesting month ahead. Personally I'd currently snap your hand off for a mid table finish![/p][/quote]You are equally naive with your so-called assessment. Every club has to carry negative people like you who after one bad performance, and the last one was probably down at Rotherham, start slagging-off the team. There is no escaping from the doom-mongers. If the manager and team were hurting after that one bad perfomance, I certainly would not let them go anywhere near these lost, dispirited people. Some people have the cheek to accuse Phil of being one-dimentional. And there's you![/p][/quote]This wasnt just one bad performance, our form has been dropping off for the last 2 months and yesterday we were def one dimentional so why have a go atsomeone who is pointing that out? PP cannot be unreproachable for his poor decisions, i mentioned in yesterday that most of the squad have found this level too hard and are not capable of progressing, i just hope PP hasnt peaked as he clearly has no plan b for games in this div. Halifax Bantam

10:57am Fri 27 Dec 13

Cityman23 says...

Peter300 wrote:
Cityman23 wrote:
I have, like many, been a solid supporter of 'PP'. We owe the man a lot for the season he gave us in 2013/14 and he's virtually 'Teflon-man' due to this. However, I take issue with a couple of things he's said here.

a) City were only TOO recognisable yesterday! Their home performances have been very inconsistent/patchy for a while and we haven't won at 'VP' since September! Okay Davies is a huge miss as is Hanson but we've no real trustworthy back up fringe players to bring in.

b) Oliver McBurnie looked out of his depth yesterday and to expose the
lad to that for three quarters of the game wasn't helping him.

Why didn't Luke Oliver come on for the last 20 mins instead of the last five? Maybe he didn't win all his headers but he certainly gave their central defenders something to think about.

'Promotion' should now be the taboo word now and we need to concentrate on consolidating our position mid-table and most importantly get some wins at 'VP'!
b, If McBurnie had not played yesterday thousands of fans like you would have been hammering Phil for not giving the youngster a chance. You must know that.
My point was that he was allowed to 'stew' on the pitch for so long, when it was clear that he was struggling not that he was given an opportunity at all. And no, I wouldn't have played 'OM' in a match v Rotherham which was bound to be a very hard battle. I have never said 'OM' should be played in the first team on this site. Don't put thoughts in my head that weren't there and I won't do it to you.

I would have paired Nahki with Reid up front.
[quote][p][bold]Peter300[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cityman23[/bold] wrote: I have, like many, been a solid supporter of 'PP'. We owe the man a lot for the season he gave us in 2013/14 and he's virtually 'Teflon-man' due to this. However, I take issue with a couple of things he's said here. a) City were only TOO recognisable yesterday! Their home performances have been very inconsistent/patchy for a while and we haven't won at 'VP' since September! Okay Davies is a huge miss as is Hanson but we've no real trustworthy back up fringe players to bring in. b) Oliver McBurnie looked out of his depth yesterday and to expose the lad to that for three quarters of the game wasn't helping him. Why didn't Luke Oliver come on for the last 20 mins instead of the last five? Maybe he didn't win all his headers but he certainly gave their central defenders something to think about. 'Promotion' should now be the taboo word now and we need to concentrate on consolidating our position mid-table and most importantly get some wins at 'VP'![/p][/quote]b, If McBurnie had not played yesterday thousands of fans like you would have been hammering Phil for not giving the youngster a chance. You must know that.[/p][/quote]My point was that he was allowed to 'stew' on the pitch for so long, when it was clear that he was struggling not that he was given an opportunity at all. And no, I wouldn't have played 'OM' in a match v Rotherham which was bound to be a very hard battle. I have never said 'OM' should be played in the first team on this site. Don't put thoughts in my head that weren't there and I won't do it to you. I would have paired Nahki with Reid up front. Cityman23

11:13am Fri 27 Dec 13

jamiejoe says...

Let's start by beating Swindon Town ...

then going to Notts County and getting a result so it's not all doom and gloom for the New Year.
Let's start by beating Swindon Town ... then going to Notts County and getting a result so it's not all doom and gloom for the New Year. jamiejoe

11:16am Fri 27 Dec 13

Freddy says...

*
I went to P'Boro' and Rov'Ram matches. Several hundred miles of travel.
*
If there is an offer for WELLS--take it!. He is ineffectual, and easily muscled off the ball (Lost without a foil --like Hanson/Gray). However, he did have the one week desperate shot at the Target, in the second half yesterday. The only shot at the target
*
The January Transfer Window--is the time to change players etc. BUT all clubs will be trying to change their playing staff.
On reflection, 'Parky' brought players I had not heard of last Season. He rejuvenated and gelled a new Squad to achieve promotion etc.
*
'Parky' MUST now rejuvenate and gel again, for the remainder of this Season. Culminating in a Squad for L1.
*
There is no strike force. Not enough players get into the oppositions box when attacking. Present players are too slow to react, don't stop ,block or anticipate the passing and play of the opposition. Rov'Ram were excellent in all these aspects of their play.
*
City's No. 27 ran around like a headless chicken--typical of a young players debut. He was truly bullied and blooded by the fouling opposition. Which is par for a debutante's treatment.
*
Can anyone explain the ridiculous two players out of position--when a free kick is taken near the box area. One lifts up the ball either THREE times or ONE time. Which is a training ground signal ,as to where the ball is to be sent???. It means ,(like short corners with TWO players by the corner flag,), That ONE player is out of, or not near the box area. WASTE OF A PLAYER--as BOTH ARE OUT OF THE PLAY ,WHEN THE BALL IS KICKED INTO THE BOX . Totally Stupid and a ludicrous action. STOP THIS SILLY PROCEDURE NOW!!!!.
*
SO IT IS DEPRESSION --CITY at the moment ,for everyone associated with Bradford City. The match on Sunday v Swindon--will probably be another draw or expected loss. To complete the program of Christmas Misery.
*
LET US ALL HOPE FOR A MID TABLE POSITION, AT THE END OF THIS FIRST SEASON IN L1.
*
* I went to P'Boro' and Rov'Ram matches. Several hundred miles of travel. * If there is an offer for WELLS--take it!. He is ineffectual, and easily muscled off the ball (Lost without a foil --like Hanson/Gray). However, he did have the one week desperate shot at the Target, in the second half yesterday. The only shot at the target * The January Transfer Window--is the time to change players etc. BUT all clubs will be trying to change their playing staff. On reflection, 'Parky' brought players I had not heard of last Season. He rejuvenated and gelled a new Squad to achieve promotion etc. * 'Parky' MUST now rejuvenate and gel again, for the remainder of this Season. Culminating in a Squad for L1. * There is no strike force. Not enough players get into the oppositions box when attacking. Present players are too slow to react, don't stop ,block or anticipate the passing and play of the opposition. Rov'Ram were excellent in all these aspects of their play. * City's No. 27 ran around like a headless chicken--typical of a young players debut. He was truly bullied and blooded by the fouling opposition. Which is par for a debutante's treatment. * Can anyone explain the ridiculous two players out of position--when a free kick is taken near the box area. One lifts up the ball either THREE times or ONE time. Which is a training ground signal ,as to where the ball is to be sent???. It means ,(like short corners with TWO players by the corner flag,), That ONE player is out of, or not near the box area. WASTE OF A PLAYER--as BOTH ARE OUT OF THE PLAY ,WHEN THE BALL IS KICKED INTO THE BOX . Totally Stupid and a ludicrous action. STOP THIS SILLY PROCEDURE NOW!!!!. * SO IT IS DEPRESSION --CITY at the moment ,for everyone associated with Bradford City. The match on Sunday v Swindon--will probably be another draw or expected loss. To complete the program of Christmas Misery. * LET US ALL HOPE FOR A MID TABLE POSITION, AT THE END OF THIS FIRST SEASON IN L1. * Freddy

11:36am Fri 27 Dec 13

realcitygent says...

Halifax Bantam wrote:
Peter300 wrote:
gordon ramsay wrote:
I have a massive amount of respect for the tem and the manager for what has been achieved in the last 18 months.

However, at the moment we are in a hole and have been for a while now.

Our tactics are, at best, one dimensional. Long ball to Hanson constantly, worryingly even when he's not even playing!

Meredith is out of sorts. Bates an average Joe. Jones and Doyle were shocking yesterday. Thompson huffs and puffs.

Too many fringe players deemed not good enough, bizarrely by the man who signed them. Eg Taylor, Connell , Folan . 12 months ago Kennedy was cutting us to shreds. Parkinson does not trust the players he has signed. Folan was a strange signing, and sounds like treated poorly off the field too.

The season is falling away badly and we clearly lack goals. Especially when in a dead season Wells will now surely be sacrificed for cash. Who will chip in? We could still be playing from yesterday and would still be scoreless. Attacking midfielder required but he's signed Kennedy ?

Things do go in cycles and the excellent start prompted bounds of naively on here and other sites. We were never that good. Equally, maybe we're not this bad. Interesting month ahead. Personally I'd currently snap your hand off for a mid table finish!
You are equally naive with your so-called assessment. Every club has to carry negative people like you who after one bad performance, and the last one was probably down at Rotherham, start slagging-off the team. There is no escaping from the doom-mongers. If the manager and team were hurting after that one bad perfomance, I certainly would not let them go anywhere near these lost, dispirited people. Some people have the cheek to accuse Phil of being one-dimentional. And there's you!
This wasnt just one bad performance, our form has been dropping off for the last 2 months and yesterday we were def one dimentional so why have a go atsomeone who is pointing that out? PP cannot be unreproachable for his poor decisions, i mentioned in yesterday that most of the squad have found this level too hard and are not capable of progressing, i just hope PP hasnt peaked as he clearly has no plan b for games in this div.
honestly how can you say one bad performance since rotherham ,do you go to any games or listen to that drivel onpulse were its everybodys fault but ours for losing,can you tell me a game were we may look like scoring 2/3 goals or our defence has looked solid ,or were are midfield overruns the other team ,it was injury time goal that saved us another defeat couple week ago ,i go to every home game and nearly all away and can honestly say we have not dominated any game from begining to end ,we also dont look like scoring more than one goal if we are lucky, im a big fan of hanson but the poor lad is suffering because are so called wingers cant put a cross in box for him to attack,,as for parky saying unrecognisable yesterday is a joke its how we have been for the past 3month ,long ball upto hanson even wene they have to big deffenders on his all time ,we dont have a plan b or we would try it by now i think,if we can sign players in jan i would bar parky signing his old players from clubs he has managed as they are clearly not upto it ,if they were why are they all free signings or injured players ,he has made lot of bad signings for this season ,apart from yeates who for some reason he wont play
[quote][p][bold]Halifax Bantam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Peter300[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]gordon ramsay[/bold] wrote: I have a massive amount of respect for the tem and the manager for what has been achieved in the last 18 months. However, at the moment we are in a hole and have been for a while now. Our tactics are, at best, one dimensional. Long ball to Hanson constantly, worryingly even when he's not even playing! Meredith is out of sorts. Bates an average Joe. Jones and Doyle were shocking yesterday. Thompson huffs and puffs. Too many fringe players deemed not good enough, bizarrely by the man who signed them. Eg Taylor, Connell , Folan . 12 months ago Kennedy was cutting us to shreds. Parkinson does not trust the players he has signed. Folan was a strange signing, and sounds like treated poorly off the field too. The season is falling away badly and we clearly lack goals. Especially when in a dead season Wells will now surely be sacrificed for cash. Who will chip in? We could still be playing from yesterday and would still be scoreless. Attacking midfielder required but he's signed Kennedy ? Things do go in cycles and the excellent start prompted bounds of naively on here and other sites. We were never that good. Equally, maybe we're not this bad. Interesting month ahead. Personally I'd currently snap your hand off for a mid table finish![/p][/quote]You are equally naive with your so-called assessment. Every club has to carry negative people like you who after one bad performance, and the last one was probably down at Rotherham, start slagging-off the team. There is no escaping from the doom-mongers. If the manager and team were hurting after that one bad perfomance, I certainly would not let them go anywhere near these lost, dispirited people. Some people have the cheek to accuse Phil of being one-dimentional. And there's you![/p][/quote]This wasnt just one bad performance, our form has been dropping off for the last 2 months and yesterday we were def one dimentional so why have a go atsomeone who is pointing that out? PP cannot be unreproachable for his poor decisions, i mentioned in yesterday that most of the squad have found this level too hard and are not capable of progressing, i just hope PP hasnt peaked as he clearly has no plan b for games in this div.[/p][/quote]honestly how can you say one bad performance since rotherham ,do you go to any games or listen to that drivel onpulse were its everybodys fault but ours for losing,can you tell me a game were we may look like scoring 2/3 goals or our defence has looked solid ,or were are midfield overruns the other team ,it was injury time goal that saved us another defeat couple week ago ,i go to every home game and nearly all away and can honestly say we have not dominated any game from begining to end ,we also dont look like scoring more than one goal if we are lucky, im a big fan of hanson but the poor lad is suffering because are so called wingers cant put a cross in box for him to attack,,as for parky saying unrecognisable yesterday is a joke its how we have been for the past 3month ,long ball upto hanson even wene they have to big deffenders on his all time ,we dont have a plan b or we would try it by now i think,if we can sign players in jan i would bar parky signing his old players from clubs he has managed as they are clearly not upto it ,if they were why are they all free signings or injured players ,he has made lot of bad signings for this season ,apart from yeates who for some reason he wont play realcitygent

11:51am Fri 27 Dec 13

gordon ramsay says...

realcitygent wrote:
Halifax Bantam wrote:
Peter300 wrote:
gordon ramsay wrote:
I have a massive amount of respect for the tem and the manager for what has been achieved in the last 18 months.

However, at the moment we are in a hole and have been for a while now.

Our tactics are, at best, one dimensional. Long ball to Hanson constantly, worryingly even when he's not even playing!

Meredith is out of sorts. Bates an average Joe. Jones and Doyle were shocking yesterday. Thompson huffs and puffs.

Too many fringe players deemed not good enough, bizarrely by the man who signed them. Eg Taylor, Connell , Folan . 12 months ago Kennedy was cutting us to shreds. Parkinson does not trust the players he has signed. Folan was a strange signing, and sounds like treated poorly off the field too.

The season is falling away badly and we clearly lack goals. Especially when in a dead season Wells will now surely be sacrificed for cash. Who will chip in? We could still be playing from yesterday and would still be scoreless. Attacking midfielder required but he's signed Kennedy ?

Things do go in cycles and the excellent start prompted bounds of naively on here and other sites. We were never that good. Equally, maybe we're not this bad. Interesting month ahead. Personally I'd currently snap your hand off for a mid table finish!
You are equally naive with your so-called assessment. Every club has to carry negative people like you who after one bad performance, and the last one was probably down at Rotherham, start slagging-off the team. There is no escaping from the doom-mongers. If the manager and team were hurting after that one bad perfomance, I certainly would not let them go anywhere near these lost, dispirited people. Some people have the cheek to accuse Phil of being one-dimentional. And there's you!
This wasnt just one bad performance, our form has been dropping off for the last 2 months and yesterday we were def one dimentional so why have a go atsomeone who is pointing that out? PP cannot be unreproachable for his poor decisions, i mentioned in yesterday that most of the squad have found this level too hard and are not capable of progressing, i just hope PP hasnt peaked as he clearly has no plan b for games in this div.
honestly how can you say one bad performance since rotherham ,do you go to any games or listen to that drivel onpulse were its everybodys fault but ours for losing,can you tell me a game were we may look like scoring 2/3 goals or our defence has looked solid ,or were are midfield overruns the other team ,it was injury time goal that saved us another defeat couple week ago ,i go to every home game and nearly all away and can honestly say we have not dominated any game from begining to end ,we also dont look like scoring more than one goal if we are lucky, im a big fan of hanson but the poor lad is suffering because are so called wingers cant put a cross in box for him to attack,,as for parky saying unrecognisable yesterday is a joke its how we have been for the past 3month ,long ball upto hanson even wene they have to big deffenders on his all time ,we dont have a plan b or we would try it by now i think,if we can sign players in jan i would bar parky signing his old players from clubs he has managed as they are clearly not upto it ,if they were why are they all free signings or injured players ,he has made lot of bad signings for this season ,apart from yeates who for some reason he wont play
Peter300. You've just proved me right. One bad performance?????? I rest my case.

My point is there were a lot of over cocky fans when we got off to the great start we did.

Who is going to score goals? Defenders don't chip in. We have 2 central midfielders who couldn't score in Magaluf. Wingers who got 5 a year and a number 9, who I have massive respect for, but is not a goal scorer.

Takes Wells out and I'm sorry to say but who the hell looks like scoring???????

I'm all for praising when's it's justified but I don't wear claret and amber tinted glasses. There are people on here who act like 12 year olds at a one direction concert believing they can't do anything wrong. Grow up and see what's slapping us in the face. We've done fantastic in the past 18 months but at present the ones concerned are the ones with the brains !

And Peter300 you're as wet behind the ears as they come.
[quote][p][bold]realcitygent[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Halifax Bantam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Peter300[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]gordon ramsay[/bold] wrote: I have a massive amount of respect for the tem and the manager for what has been achieved in the last 18 months. However, at the moment we are in a hole and have been for a while now. Our tactics are, at best, one dimensional. Long ball to Hanson constantly, worryingly even when he's not even playing! Meredith is out of sorts. Bates an average Joe. Jones and Doyle were shocking yesterday. Thompson huffs and puffs. Too many fringe players deemed not good enough, bizarrely by the man who signed them. Eg Taylor, Connell , Folan . 12 months ago Kennedy was cutting us to shreds. Parkinson does not trust the players he has signed. Folan was a strange signing, and sounds like treated poorly off the field too. The season is falling away badly and we clearly lack goals. Especially when in a dead season Wells will now surely be sacrificed for cash. Who will chip in? We could still be playing from yesterday and would still be scoreless. Attacking midfielder required but he's signed Kennedy ? Things do go in cycles and the excellent start prompted bounds of naively on here and other sites. We were never that good. Equally, maybe we're not this bad. Interesting month ahead. Personally I'd currently snap your hand off for a mid table finish![/p][/quote]You are equally naive with your so-called assessment. Every club has to carry negative people like you who after one bad performance, and the last one was probably down at Rotherham, start slagging-off the team. There is no escaping from the doom-mongers. If the manager and team were hurting after that one bad perfomance, I certainly would not let them go anywhere near these lost, dispirited people. Some people have the cheek to accuse Phil of being one-dimentional. And there's you![/p][/quote]This wasnt just one bad performance, our form has been dropping off for the last 2 months and yesterday we were def one dimentional so why have a go atsomeone who is pointing that out? PP cannot be unreproachable for his poor decisions, i mentioned in yesterday that most of the squad have found this level too hard and are not capable of progressing, i just hope PP hasnt peaked as he clearly has no plan b for games in this div.[/p][/quote]honestly how can you say one bad performance since rotherham ,do you go to any games or listen to that drivel onpulse were its everybodys fault but ours for losing,can you tell me a game were we may look like scoring 2/3 goals or our defence has looked solid ,or were are midfield overruns the other team ,it was injury time goal that saved us another defeat couple week ago ,i go to every home game and nearly all away and can honestly say we have not dominated any game from begining to end ,we also dont look like scoring more than one goal if we are lucky, im a big fan of hanson but the poor lad is suffering because are so called wingers cant put a cross in box for him to attack,,as for parky saying unrecognisable yesterday is a joke its how we have been for the past 3month ,long ball upto hanson even wene they have to big deffenders on his all time ,we dont have a plan b or we would try it by now i think,if we can sign players in jan i would bar parky signing his old players from clubs he has managed as they are clearly not upto it ,if they were why are they all free signings or injured players ,he has made lot of bad signings for this season ,apart from yeates who for some reason he wont play[/p][/quote]Peter300. You've just proved me right. One bad performance?????? I rest my case. My point is there were a lot of over cocky fans when we got off to the great start we did. Who is going to score goals? Defenders don't chip in. We have 2 central midfielders who couldn't score in Magaluf. Wingers who got 5 a year and a number 9, who I have massive respect for, but is not a goal scorer. Takes Wells out and I'm sorry to say but who the hell looks like scoring??????? I'm all for praising when's it's justified but I don't wear claret and amber tinted glasses. There are people on here who act like 12 year olds at a one direction concert believing they can't do anything wrong. Grow up and see what's slapping us in the face. We've done fantastic in the past 18 months but at present the ones concerned are the ones with the brains ! And Peter300 you're as wet behind the ears as they come. gordon ramsay

12:00pm Fri 27 Dec 13

mad1985 says...

Tomo crap again mcburnie for his first appearance was ok held the ball up well can actually pick a pass out center midfield really need to start scoring we should play both Yates and Reid in the team together I mean let's face it that's four quality goals in the last three games scored past us nothing keeper or defense can do about them
Tomo crap again mcburnie for his first appearance was ok held the ball up well can actually pick a pass out center midfield really need to start scoring we should play both Yates and Reid in the team together I mean let's face it that's four quality goals in the last three games scored past us nothing keeper or defense can do about them mad1985

12:08pm Fri 27 Dec 13

Victor Clayton says...

Freddy wrote:
*
I went to P'Boro' and Rov'Ram matches. Several hundred miles of travel.
*
If there is an offer for WELLS--take it!. He is ineffectual, and easily muscled off the ball (Lost without a foil --like Hanson/Gray). However, he did have the one week desperate shot at the Target, in the second half yesterday. The only shot at the target
*
The January Transfer Window--is the time to change players etc. BUT all clubs will be trying to change their playing staff.
On reflection, 'Parky' brought players I had not heard of last Season. He rejuvenated and gelled a new Squad to achieve promotion etc.
*
'Parky' MUST now rejuvenate and gel again, for the remainder of this Season. Culminating in a Squad for L1.
*
There is no strike force. Not enough players get into the oppositions box when attacking. Present players are too slow to react, don't stop ,block or anticipate the passing and play of the opposition. Rov'Ram were excellent in all these aspects of their play.
*
City's No. 27 ran around like a headless chicken--typical of a young players debut. He was truly bullied and blooded by the fouling opposition. Which is par for a debutante's treatment.
*
Can anyone explain the ridiculous two players out of position--when a free kick is taken near the box area. One lifts up the ball either THREE times or ONE time. Which is a training ground signal ,as to where the ball is to be sent???. It means ,(like short corners with TWO players by the corner flag,), That ONE player is out of, or not near the box area. WASTE OF A PLAYER--as BOTH ARE OUT OF THE PLAY ,WHEN THE BALL IS KICKED INTO THE BOX . Totally Stupid and a ludicrous action. STOP THIS SILLY PROCEDURE NOW!!!!.
*
SO IT IS DEPRESSION --CITY at the moment ,for everyone associated with Bradford City. The match on Sunday v Swindon--will probably be another draw or expected loss. To complete the program of Christmas Misery.
*
LET US ALL HOPE FOR A MID TABLE POSITION, AT THE END OF THIS FIRST SEASON IN L1.
*
Re your comment about wells. He didn't have a great game yesterday. But surely He is a player who needs the ball to his feet and not head? Our midfield was dominated that much that when Connell came on he dropped back to help out, leaving wells to single handedley win the ball. And time after time we dropped it on his head. There were times when wells stepped off his marker and wanted the ball to feet, but we are just to slow/ tired / old to react in time. Instead we go for the easy option of Reid or loft high.
[quote][p][bold]Freddy[/bold] wrote: * I went to P'Boro' and Rov'Ram matches. Several hundred miles of travel. * If there is an offer for WELLS--take it!. He is ineffectual, and easily muscled off the ball (Lost without a foil --like Hanson/Gray). However, he did have the one week desperate shot at the Target, in the second half yesterday. The only shot at the target * The January Transfer Window--is the time to change players etc. BUT all clubs will be trying to change their playing staff. On reflection, 'Parky' brought players I had not heard of last Season. He rejuvenated and gelled a new Squad to achieve promotion etc. * 'Parky' MUST now rejuvenate and gel again, for the remainder of this Season. Culminating in a Squad for L1. * There is no strike force. Not enough players get into the oppositions box when attacking. Present players are too slow to react, don't stop ,block or anticipate the passing and play of the opposition. Rov'Ram were excellent in all these aspects of their play. * City's No. 27 ran around like a headless chicken--typical of a young players debut. He was truly bullied and blooded by the fouling opposition. Which is par for a debutante's treatment. * Can anyone explain the ridiculous two players out of position--when a free kick is taken near the box area. One lifts up the ball either THREE times or ONE time. Which is a training ground signal ,as to where the ball is to be sent???. It means ,(like short corners with TWO players by the corner flag,), That ONE player is out of, or not near the box area. WASTE OF A PLAYER--as BOTH ARE OUT OF THE PLAY ,WHEN THE BALL IS KICKED INTO THE BOX . Totally Stupid and a ludicrous action. STOP THIS SILLY PROCEDURE NOW!!!!. * SO IT IS DEPRESSION --CITY at the moment ,for everyone associated with Bradford City. The match on Sunday v Swindon--will probably be another draw or expected loss. To complete the program of Christmas Misery. * LET US ALL HOPE FOR A MID TABLE POSITION, AT THE END OF THIS FIRST SEASON IN L1. *[/p][/quote]Re your comment about wells. He didn't have a great game yesterday. But surely He is a player who needs the ball to his feet and not head? Our midfield was dominated that much that when Connell came on he dropped back to help out, leaving wells to single handedley win the ball. And time after time we dropped it on his head. There were times when wells stepped off his marker and wanted the ball to feet, but we are just to slow/ tired / old to react in time. Instead we go for the easy option of Reid or loft high. Victor Clayton

12:15pm Fri 27 Dec 13

spleen ventor says...

The difference between the sides....Rotherham signed twelve players in the summer (of which five played yesterday), vastly improving a team that had won automatic promotion....City signed four (plus a keeper on loan and Bates and Folan), non of which have improved a team that finished in the last play off spot.
The team is in serious need of a overhaul and if that means selling our prized asset to fund the re-building, then so be it.
The difference between the sides....Rotherham signed twelve players in the summer (of which five played yesterday), vastly improving a team that had won automatic promotion....City signed four (plus a keeper on loan and Bates and Folan), non of which have improved a team that finished in the last play off spot. The team is in serious need of a overhaul and if that means selling our prized asset to fund the re-building, then so be it. spleen ventor

12:17pm Fri 27 Dec 13

Victor Clayton says...

gordon ramsay wrote:
realcitygent wrote:
Halifax Bantam wrote:
Peter300 wrote:
gordon ramsay wrote:
I have a massive amount of respect for the tem and the manager for what has been achieved in the last 18 months.

However, at the moment we are in a hole and have been for a while now.

Our tactics are, at best, one dimensional. Long ball to Hanson constantly, worryingly even when he's not even playing!

Meredith is out of sorts. Bates an average Joe. Jones and Doyle were shocking yesterday. Thompson huffs and puffs.

Too many fringe players deemed not good enough, bizarrely by the man who signed them. Eg Taylor, Connell , Folan . 12 months ago Kennedy was cutting us to shreds. Parkinson does not trust the players he has signed. Folan was a strange signing, and sounds like treated poorly off the field too.

The season is falling away badly and we clearly lack goals. Especially when in a dead season Wells will now surely be sacrificed for cash. Who will chip in? We could still be playing from yesterday and would still be scoreless. Attacking midfielder required but he's signed Kennedy ?

Things do go in cycles and the excellent start prompted bounds of naively on here and other sites. We were never that good. Equally, maybe we're not this bad. Interesting month ahead. Personally I'd currently snap your hand off for a mid table finish!
You are equally naive with your so-called assessment. Every club has to carry negative people like you who after one bad performance, and the last one was probably down at Rotherham, start slagging-off the team. There is no escaping from the doom-mongers. If the manager and team were hurting after that one bad perfomance, I certainly would not let them go anywhere near these lost, dispirited people. Some people have the cheek to accuse Phil of being one-dimentional. And there's you!
This wasnt just one bad performance, our form has been dropping off for the last 2 months and yesterday we were def one dimentional so why have a go atsomeone who is pointing that out? PP cannot be unreproachable for his poor decisions, i mentioned in yesterday that most of the squad have found this level too hard and are not capable of progressing, i just hope PP hasnt peaked as he clearly has no plan b for games in this div.
honestly how can you say one bad performance since rotherham ,do you go to any games or listen to that drivel onpulse were its everybodys fault but ours for losing,can you tell me a game were we may look like scoring 2/3 goals or our defence has looked solid ,or were are midfield overruns the other team ,it was injury time goal that saved us another defeat couple week ago ,i go to every home game and nearly all away and can honestly say we have not dominated any game from begining to end ,we also dont look like scoring more than one goal if we are lucky, im a big fan of hanson but the poor lad is suffering because are so called wingers cant put a cross in box for him to attack,,as for parky saying unrecognisable yesterday is a joke its how we have been for the past 3month ,long ball upto hanson even wene they have to big deffenders on his all time ,we dont have a plan b or we would try it by now i think,if we can sign players in jan i would bar parky signing his old players from clubs he has managed as they are clearly not upto it ,if they were why are they all free signings or injured players ,he has made lot of bad signings for this season ,apart from yeates who for some reason he wont play
Peter300. You've just proved me right. One bad performance?????? I rest my case.

My point is there were a lot of over cocky fans when we got off to the great start we did.

Who is going to score goals? Defenders don't chip in. We have 2 central midfielders who couldn't score in Magaluf. Wingers who got 5 a year and a number 9, who I have massive respect for, but is not a goal scorer.

Takes Wells out and I'm sorry to say but who the hell looks like scoring???????

I'm all for praising when's it's justified but I don't wear claret and amber tinted glasses. There are people on here who act like 12 year olds at a one direction concert believing they can't do anything wrong. Grow up and see what's slapping us in the face. We've done fantastic in the past 18 months but at present the ones concerned are the ones with the brains !

And Peter300 you're as wet behind the ears as they come.
Well put.
[quote][p][bold]gordon ramsay[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]realcitygent[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Halifax Bantam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Peter300[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]gordon ramsay[/bold] wrote: I have a massive amount of respect for the tem and the manager for what has been achieved in the last 18 months. However, at the moment we are in a hole and have been for a while now. Our tactics are, at best, one dimensional. Long ball to Hanson constantly, worryingly even when he's not even playing! Meredith is out of sorts. Bates an average Joe. Jones and Doyle were shocking yesterday. Thompson huffs and puffs. Too many fringe players deemed not good enough, bizarrely by the man who signed them. Eg Taylor, Connell , Folan . 12 months ago Kennedy was cutting us to shreds. Parkinson does not trust the players he has signed. Folan was a strange signing, and sounds like treated poorly off the field too. The season is falling away badly and we clearly lack goals. Especially when in a dead season Wells will now surely be sacrificed for cash. Who will chip in? We could still be playing from yesterday and would still be scoreless. Attacking midfielder required but he's signed Kennedy ? Things do go in cycles and the excellent start prompted bounds of naively on here and other sites. We were never that good. Equally, maybe we're not this bad. Interesting month ahead. Personally I'd currently snap your hand off for a mid table finish![/p][/quote]You are equally naive with your so-called assessment. Every club has to carry negative people like you who after one bad performance, and the last one was probably down at Rotherham, start slagging-off the team. There is no escaping from the doom-mongers. If the manager and team were hurting after that one bad perfomance, I certainly would not let them go anywhere near these lost, dispirited people. Some people have the cheek to accuse Phil of being one-dimentional. And there's you![/p][/quote]This wasnt just one bad performance, our form has been dropping off for the last 2 months and yesterday we were def one dimentional so why have a go atsomeone who is pointing that out? PP cannot be unreproachable for his poor decisions, i mentioned in yesterday that most of the squad have found this level too hard and are not capable of progressing, i just hope PP hasnt peaked as he clearly has no plan b for games in this div.[/p][/quote]honestly how can you say one bad performance since rotherham ,do you go to any games or listen to that drivel onpulse were its everybodys fault but ours for losing,can you tell me a game were we may look like scoring 2/3 goals or our defence has looked solid ,or were are midfield overruns the other team ,it was injury time goal that saved us another defeat couple week ago ,i go to every home game and nearly all away and can honestly say we have not dominated any game from begining to end ,we also dont look like scoring more than one goal if we are lucky, im a big fan of hanson but the poor lad is suffering because are so called wingers cant put a cross in box for him to attack,,as for parky saying unrecognisable yesterday is a joke its how we have been for the past 3month ,long ball upto hanson even wene they have to big deffenders on his all time ,we dont have a plan b or we would try it by now i think,if we can sign players in jan i would bar parky signing his old players from clubs he has managed as they are clearly not upto it ,if they were why are they all free signings or injured players ,he has made lot of bad signings for this season ,apart from yeates who for some reason he wont play[/p][/quote]Peter300. You've just proved me right. One bad performance?????? I rest my case. My point is there were a lot of over cocky fans when we got off to the great start we did. Who is going to score goals? Defenders don't chip in. We have 2 central midfielders who couldn't score in Magaluf. Wingers who got 5 a year and a number 9, who I have massive respect for, but is not a goal scorer. Takes Wells out and I'm sorry to say but who the hell looks like scoring??????? I'm all for praising when's it's justified but I don't wear claret and amber tinted glasses. There are people on here who act like 12 year olds at a one direction concert believing they can't do anything wrong. Grow up and see what's slapping us in the face. We've done fantastic in the past 18 months but at present the ones concerned are the ones with the brains ! And Peter300 you're as wet behind the ears as they come.[/p][/quote]Well put. Victor Clayton

12:22pm Fri 27 Dec 13

Harrogate Bantam says...

Bad Day at the office, they were dirty. Let's move on. Not over Yet have faith and believe. That's why we go to the VP. Think back over the last few years.
Bad Day at the office, they were dirty. Let's move on. Not over Yet have faith and believe. That's why we go to the VP. Think back over the last few years. Harrogate Bantam

12:43pm Fri 27 Dec 13

bcfc1903 says...

Some sensible pruning in January, try to keep Wells and see where we are in May, hopefully we can have a strong second half of the season but no one needs to panic. Regarding Reid, he's a confidence player, back him and he'll deliver more often. Try not to get frustrated, hard i know but it simply pushes game breakers into their shells. Keep believing and BCFC players will turn it around. Parkinson is a good manager but needs to up his game regarding signings, Furman from Donny is a no brainer as is a quality keeper to get the duel between JM going like last season with Duuuuuuke. Dig deep lads... Keep fighting, keep believing and never ever give up on the club.
Some sensible pruning in January, try to keep Wells and see where we are in May, hopefully we can have a strong second half of the season but no one needs to panic. Regarding Reid, he's a confidence player, back him and he'll deliver more often. Try not to get frustrated, hard i know but it simply pushes game breakers into their shells. Keep believing and BCFC players will turn it around. Parkinson is a good manager but needs to up his game regarding signings, Furman from Donny is a no brainer as is a quality keeper to get the duel between JM going like last season with Duuuuuuke. Dig deep lads... Keep fighting, keep believing and never ever give up on the club. bcfc1903

12:49pm Fri 27 Dec 13

tinytoonster says...

Harrogate Bantam wrote:
Bad Day at the office, they were dirty. Let's move on. Not over Yet have faith and believe. That's why we go to the VP. Think back over the last few years.
bad day?
try bad 13 days!
please don't blame them "being dirty" as a reason why we were cr-ap!
one dimensional, end of.
everybody should ignore peter300, total numpty looking for arguments.
[quote][p][bold]Harrogate Bantam[/bold] wrote: Bad Day at the office, they were dirty. Let's move on. Not over Yet have faith and believe. That's why we go to the VP. Think back over the last few years.[/p][/quote]bad day? try bad 13 days! please don't blame them "being dirty" as a reason why we were cr-ap! one dimensional, end of. everybody should ignore peter300, total numpty looking for arguments. tinytoonster

12:56pm Fri 27 Dec 13

KnightMcCall says...

realcitygent wrote:
Halifax Bantam wrote:
Peter300 wrote:
gordon ramsay wrote:
I have a massive amount of respect for the tem and the manager for what has been achieved in the last 18 months.

However, at the moment we are in a hole and have been for a while now.

Our tactics are, at best, one dimensional. Long ball to Hanson constantly, worryingly even when he's not even playing!

Meredith is out of sorts. Bates an average Joe. Jones and Doyle were shocking yesterday. Thompson huffs and puffs.

Too many fringe players deemed not good enough, bizarrely by the man who signed them. Eg Taylor, Connell , Folan . 12 months ago Kennedy was cutting us to shreds. Parkinson does not trust the players he has signed. Folan was a strange signing, and sounds like treated poorly off the field too.

The season is falling away badly and we clearly lack goals. Especially when in a dead season Wells will now surely be sacrificed for cash. Who will chip in? We could still be playing from yesterday and would still be scoreless. Attacking midfielder required but he's signed Kennedy ?

Things do go in cycles and the excellent start prompted bounds of naively on here and other sites. We were never that good. Equally, maybe we're not this bad. Interesting month ahead. Personally I'd currently snap your hand off for a mid table finish!
You are equally naive with your so-called assessment. Every club has to carry negative people like you who after one bad performance, and the last one was probably down at Rotherham, start slagging-off the team. There is no escaping from the doom-mongers. If the manager and team were hurting after that one bad perfomance, I certainly would not let them go anywhere near these lost, dispirited people. Some people have the cheek to accuse Phil of being one-dimentional. And there's you!
This wasnt just one bad performance, our form has been dropping off for the last 2 months and yesterday we were def one dimentional so why have a go atsomeone who is pointing that out? PP cannot be unreproachable for his poor decisions, i mentioned in yesterday that most of the squad have found this level too hard and are not capable of progressing, i just hope PP hasnt peaked as he clearly has no plan b for games in this div.
honestly how can you say one bad performance since rotherham ,do you go to any games or listen to that drivel onpulse were its everybodys fault but ours for losing,can you tell me a game were we may look like scoring 2/3 goals or our defence has looked solid ,or were are midfield overruns the other team ,it was injury time goal that saved us another defeat couple week ago ,i go to every home game and nearly all away and can honestly say we have not dominated any game from begining to end ,we also dont look like scoring more than one goal if we are lucky, im a big fan of hanson but the poor lad is suffering because are so called wingers cant put a cross in box for him to attack,,as for parky saying unrecognisable yesterday is a joke its how we have been for the past 3month ,long ball upto hanson even wene they have to big deffenders on his all time ,we dont have a plan b or we would try it by now i think,if we can sign players in jan i would bar parky signing his old players from clubs he has managed as they are clearly not upto it ,if they were why are they all free signings or injured players ,he has made lot of bad signings for this season ,apart from yeates who for some reason he wont play
These players who you say can't cut it; are they the same ones who took us to Wembley last season...twice. When we were pulverising Carlise and Brentford earlier in the season they were all world-beaters...

As expected, as soon as the going gets tough the pathetic whinging no-nothing, learn-nothing fools are back on here spouting their Championship Manager answers to unqualified success. What a fickle bunch of losers you are.

This time last year, the same moronic rubbish was being spouted by the same moronic fools...I wonder what happened next!

Nice to see Shaun the Tool back online...you went very quiet whilst "deadbeat" was getting us promoted didn't you!

As for the rest of you; if you think that PP has a straight-forward job where he can just ship some out and bring some in then please, please, please just fek off.
[quote][p][bold]realcitygent[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Halifax Bantam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Peter300[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]gordon ramsay[/bold] wrote: I have a massive amount of respect for the tem and the manager for what has been achieved in the last 18 months. However, at the moment we are in a hole and have been for a while now. Our tactics are, at best, one dimensional. Long ball to Hanson constantly, worryingly even when he's not even playing! Meredith is out of sorts. Bates an average Joe. Jones and Doyle were shocking yesterday. Thompson huffs and puffs. Too many fringe players deemed not good enough, bizarrely by the man who signed them. Eg Taylor, Connell , Folan . 12 months ago Kennedy was cutting us to shreds. Parkinson does not trust the players he has signed. Folan was a strange signing, and sounds like treated poorly off the field too. The season is falling away badly and we clearly lack goals. Especially when in a dead season Wells will now surely be sacrificed for cash. Who will chip in? We could still be playing from yesterday and would still be scoreless. Attacking midfielder required but he's signed Kennedy ? Things do go in cycles and the excellent start prompted bounds of naively on here and other sites. We were never that good. Equally, maybe we're not this bad. Interesting month ahead. Personally I'd currently snap your hand off for a mid table finish![/p][/quote]You are equally naive with your so-called assessment. Every club has to carry negative people like you who after one bad performance, and the last one was probably down at Rotherham, start slagging-off the team. There is no escaping from the doom-mongers. If the manager and team were hurting after that one bad perfomance, I certainly would not let them go anywhere near these lost, dispirited people. Some people have the cheek to accuse Phil of being one-dimentional. And there's you![/p][/quote]This wasnt just one bad performance, our form has been dropping off for the last 2 months and yesterday we were def one dimentional so why have a go atsomeone who is pointing that out? PP cannot be unreproachable for his poor decisions, i mentioned in yesterday that most of the squad have found this level too hard and are not capable of progressing, i just hope PP hasnt peaked as he clearly has no plan b for games in this div.[/p][/quote]honestly how can you say one bad performance since rotherham ,do you go to any games or listen to that drivel onpulse were its everybodys fault but ours for losing,can you tell me a game were we may look like scoring 2/3 goals or our defence has looked solid ,or were are midfield overruns the other team ,it was injury time goal that saved us another defeat couple week ago ,i go to every home game and nearly all away and can honestly say we have not dominated any game from begining to end ,we also dont look like scoring more than one goal if we are lucky, im a big fan of hanson but the poor lad is suffering because are so called wingers cant put a cross in box for him to attack,,as for parky saying unrecognisable yesterday is a joke its how we have been for the past 3month ,long ball upto hanson even wene they have to big deffenders on his all time ,we dont have a plan b or we would try it by now i think,if we can sign players in jan i would bar parky signing his old players from clubs he has managed as they are clearly not upto it ,if they were why are they all free signings or injured players ,he has made lot of bad signings for this season ,apart from yeates who for some reason he wont play[/p][/quote]These players who you say can't cut it; are they the same ones who took us to Wembley last season...twice. When we were pulverising Carlise and Brentford earlier in the season they were all world-beaters... As expected, as soon as the going gets tough the pathetic whinging no-nothing, learn-nothing fools are back on here spouting their Championship Manager answers to unqualified success. What a fickle bunch of losers you are. This time last year, the same moronic rubbish was being spouted by the same moronic fools...I wonder what happened next! Nice to see Shaun the Tool back online...you went very quiet whilst "deadbeat" was getting us promoted didn't you! As for the rest of you; if you think that PP has a straight-forward job where he can just ship some out and bring some in then please, please, please just fek off. KnightMcCall

1:05pm Fri 27 Dec 13

KnightMcCall says...

gordon ramsay wrote:
realcitygent wrote:
Halifax Bantam wrote:
Peter300 wrote:
gordon ramsay wrote:
I have a massive amount of respect for the tem and the manager for what has been achieved in the last 18 months.

However, at the moment we are in a hole and have been for a while now.

Our tactics are, at best, one dimensional. Long ball to Hanson constantly, worryingly even when he's not even playing!

Meredith is out of sorts. Bates an average Joe. Jones and Doyle were shocking yesterday. Thompson huffs and puffs.

Too many fringe players deemed not good enough, bizarrely by the man who signed them. Eg Taylor, Connell , Folan . 12 months ago Kennedy was cutting us to shreds. Parkinson does not trust the players he has signed. Folan was a strange signing, and sounds like treated poorly off the field too.

The season is falling away badly and we clearly lack goals. Especially when in a dead season Wells will now surely be sacrificed for cash. Who will chip in? We could still be playing from yesterday and would still be scoreless. Attacking midfielder required but he's signed Kennedy ?

Things do go in cycles and the excellent start prompted bounds of naively on here and other sites. We were never that good. Equally, maybe we're not this bad. Interesting month ahead. Personally I'd currently snap your hand off for a mid table finish!
You are equally naive with your so-called assessment. Every club has to carry negative people like you who after one bad performance, and the last one was probably down at Rotherham, start slagging-off the team. There is no escaping from the doom-mongers. If the manager and team were hurting after that one bad perfomance, I certainly would not let them go anywhere near these lost, dispirited people. Some people have the cheek to accuse Phil of being one-dimentional. And there's you!
This wasnt just one bad performance, our form has been dropping off for the last 2 months and yesterday we were def one dimentional so why have a go atsomeone who is pointing that out? PP cannot be unreproachable for his poor decisions, i mentioned in yesterday that most of the squad have found this level too hard and are not capable of progressing, i just hope PP hasnt peaked as he clearly has no plan b for games in this div.
honestly how can you say one bad performance since rotherham ,do you go to any games or listen to that drivel onpulse were its everybodys fault but ours for losing,can you tell me a game were we may look like scoring 2/3 goals or our defence has looked solid ,or were are midfield overruns the other team ,it was injury time goal that saved us another defeat couple week ago ,i go to every home game and nearly all away and can honestly say we have not dominated any game from begining to end ,we also dont look like scoring more than one goal if we are lucky, im a big fan of hanson but the poor lad is suffering because are so called wingers cant put a cross in box for him to attack,,as for parky saying unrecognisable yesterday is a joke its how we have been for the past 3month ,long ball upto hanson even wene they have to big deffenders on his all time ,we dont have a plan b or we would try it by now i think,if we can sign players in jan i would bar parky signing his old players from clubs he has managed as they are clearly not upto it ,if they were why are they all free signings or injured players ,he has made lot of bad signings for this season ,apart from yeates who for some reason he wont play
Peter300. You've just proved me right. One bad performance?????? I rest my case.

My point is there were a lot of over cocky fans when we got off to the great start we did.

Who is going to score goals? Defenders don't chip in. We have 2 central midfielders who couldn't score in Magaluf. Wingers who got 5 a year and a number 9, who I have massive respect for, but is not a goal scorer.

Takes Wells out and I'm sorry to say but who the hell looks like scoring???????

I'm all for praising when's it's justified but I don't wear claret and amber tinted glasses. There are people on here who act like 12 year olds at a one direction concert believing they can't do anything wrong. Grow up and see what's slapping us in the face. We've done fantastic in the past 18 months but at present the ones concerned are the ones with the brains !

And Peter300 you're as wet behind the ears as they come.
And 12 months ago, these same "people with brains" were saying the same tedious things. We are struggling to pick up points, try and do your bit and be supportive...you clearly have no understanding of the game. A team that has not lost a league match by more than one goal "all season" isn't doing that much wrong and trying to add quality to a squad when there is no money for quality leaves PP trying to strike it lucky with the likes of Folan...he wanted Vucick in August...we couldn't afford him we got Folan because we could.
[quote][p][bold]gordon ramsay[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]realcitygent[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Halifax Bantam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Peter300[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]gordon ramsay[/bold] wrote: I have a massive amount of respect for the tem and the manager for what has been achieved in the last 18 months. However, at the moment we are in a hole and have been for a while now. Our tactics are, at best, one dimensional. Long ball to Hanson constantly, worryingly even when he's not even playing! Meredith is out of sorts. Bates an average Joe. Jones and Doyle were shocking yesterday. Thompson huffs and puffs. Too many fringe players deemed not good enough, bizarrely by the man who signed them. Eg Taylor, Connell , Folan . 12 months ago Kennedy was cutting us to shreds. Parkinson does not trust the players he has signed. Folan was a strange signing, and sounds like treated poorly off the field too. The season is falling away badly and we clearly lack goals. Especially when in a dead season Wells will now surely be sacrificed for cash. Who will chip in? We could still be playing from yesterday and would still be scoreless. Attacking midfielder required but he's signed Kennedy ? Things do go in cycles and the excellent start prompted bounds of naively on here and other sites. We were never that good. Equally, maybe we're not this bad. Interesting month ahead. Personally I'd currently snap your hand off for a mid table finish![/p][/quote]You are equally naive with your so-called assessment. Every club has to carry negative people like you who after one bad performance, and the last one was probably down at Rotherham, start slagging-off the team. There is no escaping from the doom-mongers. If the manager and team were hurting after that one bad perfomance, I certainly would not let them go anywhere near these lost, dispirited people. Some people have the cheek to accuse Phil of being one-dimentional. And there's you![/p][/quote]This wasnt just one bad performance, our form has been dropping off for the last 2 months and yesterday we were def one dimentional so why have a go atsomeone who is pointing that out? PP cannot be unreproachable for his poor decisions, i mentioned in yesterday that most of the squad have found this level too hard and are not capable of progressing, i just hope PP hasnt peaked as he clearly has no plan b for games in this div.[/p][/quote]honestly how can you say one bad performance since rotherham ,do you go to any games or listen to that drivel onpulse were its everybodys fault but ours for losing,can you tell me a game were we may look like scoring 2/3 goals or our defence has looked solid ,or were are midfield overruns the other team ,it was injury time goal that saved us another defeat couple week ago ,i go to every home game and nearly all away and can honestly say we have not dominated any game from begining to end ,we also dont look like scoring more than one goal if we are lucky, im a big fan of hanson but the poor lad is suffering because are so called wingers cant put a cross in box for him to attack,,as for parky saying unrecognisable yesterday is a joke its how we have been for the past 3month ,long ball upto hanson even wene they have to big deffenders on his all time ,we dont have a plan b or we would try it by now i think,if we can sign players in jan i would bar parky signing his old players from clubs he has managed as they are clearly not upto it ,if they were why are they all free signings or injured players ,he has made lot of bad signings for this season ,apart from yeates who for some reason he wont play[/p][/quote]Peter300. You've just proved me right. One bad performance?????? I rest my case. My point is there were a lot of over cocky fans when we got off to the great start we did. Who is going to score goals? Defenders don't chip in. We have 2 central midfielders who couldn't score in Magaluf. Wingers who got 5 a year and a number 9, who I have massive respect for, but is not a goal scorer. Takes Wells out and I'm sorry to say but who the hell looks like scoring??????? I'm all for praising when's it's justified but I don't wear claret and amber tinted glasses. There are people on here who act like 12 year olds at a one direction concert believing they can't do anything wrong. Grow up and see what's slapping us in the face. We've done fantastic in the past 18 months but at present the ones concerned are the ones with the brains ! And Peter300 you're as wet behind the ears as they come.[/p][/quote]And 12 months ago, these same "people with brains" were saying the same tedious things. We are struggling to pick up points, try and do your bit and be supportive...you clearly have no understanding of the game. A team that has not lost a league match by more than one goal "all season" isn't doing that much wrong and trying to add quality to a squad when there is no money for quality leaves PP trying to strike it lucky with the likes of Folan...he wanted Vucick in August...we couldn't afford him we got Folan because we could. KnightMcCall

1:07pm Fri 27 Dec 13

KnightMcCall says...

bcfc1903 wrote:
Some sensible pruning in January, try to keep Wells and see where we are in May, hopefully we can have a strong second half of the season but no one needs to panic. Regarding Reid, he's a confidence player, back him and he'll deliver more often. Try not to get frustrated, hard i know but it simply pushes game breakers into their shells. Keep believing and BCFC players will turn it around. Parkinson is a good manager but needs to up his game regarding signings, Furman from Donny is a no brainer as is a quality keeper to get the duel between JM going like last season with Duuuuuuke. Dig deep lads... Keep fighting, keep believing and never ever give up on the club.
Would love to know how we are to afford Dean Furman? Otherwise, your attitude is spot on.
[quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: Some sensible pruning in January, try to keep Wells and see where we are in May, hopefully we can have a strong second half of the season but no one needs to panic. Regarding Reid, he's a confidence player, back him and he'll deliver more often. Try not to get frustrated, hard i know but it simply pushes game breakers into their shells. Keep believing and BCFC players will turn it around. Parkinson is a good manager but needs to up his game regarding signings, Furman from Donny is a no brainer as is a quality keeper to get the duel between JM going like last season with Duuuuuuke. Dig deep lads... Keep fighting, keep believing and never ever give up on the club.[/p][/quote]Would love to know how we are to afford Dean Furman? Otherwise, your attitude is spot on. KnightMcCall

1:09pm Fri 27 Dec 13

bcfc1903 says...

Parkinson is obviously a fine manager, his recent signings have been poor, but a little sensible pruning in January, a couple of decent signings with hopefully Wells staying should put the club in a better position. Get Hanson and Davies both fit and BCFC could have a cracking second half of the season.
Parkinson is obviously a fine manager, his recent signings have been poor, but a little sensible pruning in January, a couple of decent signings with hopefully Wells staying should put the club in a better position. Get Hanson and Davies both fit and BCFC could have a cracking second half of the season. bcfc1903

1:10pm Fri 27 Dec 13

Victor Clayton says...

KnightMcCall wrote:
realcitygent wrote:
Halifax Bantam wrote:
Peter300 wrote:
gordon ramsay wrote:
I have a massive amount of respect for the tem and the manager for what has been achieved in the last 18 months.

However, at the moment we are in a hole and have been for a while now.

Our tactics are, at best, one dimensional. Long ball to Hanson constantly, worryingly even when he's not even playing!

Meredith is out of sorts. Bates an average Joe. Jones and Doyle were shocking yesterday. Thompson huffs and puffs.

Too many fringe players deemed not good enough, bizarrely by the man who signed them. Eg Taylor, Connell , Folan . 12 months ago Kennedy was cutting us to shreds. Parkinson does not trust the players he has signed. Folan was a strange signing, and sounds like treated poorly off the field too.

The season is falling away badly and we clearly lack goals. Especially when in a dead season Wells will now surely be sacrificed for cash. Who will chip in? We could still be playing from yesterday and would still be scoreless. Attacking midfielder required but he's signed Kennedy ?

Things do go in cycles and the excellent start prompted bounds of naively on here and other sites. We were never that good. Equally, maybe we're not this bad. Interesting month ahead. Personally I'd currently snap your hand off for a mid table finish!
You are equally naive with your so-called assessment. Every club has to carry negative people like you who after one bad performance, and the last one was probably down at Rotherham, start slagging-off the team. There is no escaping from the doom-mongers. If the manager and team were hurting after that one bad perfomance, I certainly would not let them go anywhere near these lost, dispirited people. Some people have the cheek to accuse Phil of being one-dimentional. And there's you!
This wasnt just one bad performance, our form has been dropping off for the last 2 months and yesterday we were def one dimentional so why have a go atsomeone who is pointing that out? PP cannot be unreproachable for his poor decisions, i mentioned in yesterday that most of the squad have found this level too hard and are not capable of progressing, i just hope PP hasnt peaked as he clearly has no plan b for games in this div.
honestly how can you say one bad performance since rotherham ,do you go to any games or listen to that drivel onpulse were its everybodys fault but ours for losing,can you tell me a game were we may look like scoring 2/3 goals or our defence has looked solid ,or were are midfield overruns the other team ,it was injury time goal that saved us another defeat couple week ago ,i go to every home game and nearly all away and can honestly say we have not dominated any game from begining to end ,we also dont look like scoring more than one goal if we are lucky, im a big fan of hanson but the poor lad is suffering because are so called wingers cant put a cross in box for him to attack,,as for parky saying unrecognisable yesterday is a joke its how we have been for the past 3month ,long ball upto hanson even wene they have to big deffenders on his all time ,we dont have a plan b or we would try it by now i think,if we can sign players in jan i would bar parky signing his old players from clubs he has managed as they are clearly not upto it ,if they were why are they all free signings or injured players ,he has made lot of bad signings for this season ,apart from yeates who for some reason he wont play
These players who you say can't cut it; are they the same ones who took us to Wembley last season...twice. When we were pulverising Carlise and Brentford earlier in the season they were all world-beaters...

As expected, as soon as the going gets tough the pathetic whinging no-nothing, learn-nothing fools are back on here spouting their Championship Manager answers to unqualified success. What a fickle bunch of losers you are.

This time last year, the same moronic rubbish was being spouted by the same moronic fools...I wonder what happened next!

Nice to see Shaun the Tool back online...you went very quiet whilst "deadbeat" was getting us promoted didn't you!

As for the rest of you; if you think that PP has a straight-forward job where he can just ship some out and bring some in then please, please, please just fek off.
I admire your optimism knight mcall. Personally I am worried that we are a bit out of our depth. And it didn't just start yesterday.
[quote][p][bold]KnightMcCall[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]realcitygent[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Halifax Bantam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Peter300[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]gordon ramsay[/bold] wrote: I have a massive amount of respect for the tem and the manager for what has been achieved in the last 18 months. However, at the moment we are in a hole and have been for a while now. Our tactics are, at best, one dimensional. Long ball to Hanson constantly, worryingly even when he's not even playing! Meredith is out of sorts. Bates an average Joe. Jones and Doyle were shocking yesterday. Thompson huffs and puffs. Too many fringe players deemed not good enough, bizarrely by the man who signed them. Eg Taylor, Connell , Folan . 12 months ago Kennedy was cutting us to shreds. Parkinson does not trust the players he has signed. Folan was a strange signing, and sounds like treated poorly off the field too. The season is falling away badly and we clearly lack goals. Especially when in a dead season Wells will now surely be sacrificed for cash. Who will chip in? We could still be playing from yesterday and would still be scoreless. Attacking midfielder required but he's signed Kennedy ? Things do go in cycles and the excellent start prompted bounds of naively on here and other sites. We were never that good. Equally, maybe we're not this bad. Interesting month ahead. Personally I'd currently snap your hand off for a mid table finish![/p][/quote]You are equally naive with your so-called assessment. Every club has to carry negative people like you who after one bad performance, and the last one was probably down at Rotherham, start slagging-off the team. There is no escaping from the doom-mongers. If the manager and team were hurting after that one bad perfomance, I certainly would not let them go anywhere near these lost, dispirited people. Some people have the cheek to accuse Phil of being one-dimentional. And there's you![/p][/quote]This wasnt just one bad performance, our form has been dropping off for the last 2 months and yesterday we were def one dimentional so why have a go atsomeone who is pointing that out? PP cannot be unreproachable for his poor decisions, i mentioned in yesterday that most of the squad have found this level too hard and are not capable of progressing, i just hope PP hasnt peaked as he clearly has no plan b for games in this div.[/p][/quote]honestly how can you say one bad performance since rotherham ,do you go to any games or listen to that drivel onpulse were its everybodys fault but ours for losing,can you tell me a game were we may look like scoring 2/3 goals or our defence has looked solid ,or were are midfield overruns the other team ,it was injury time goal that saved us another defeat couple week ago ,i go to every home game and nearly all away and can honestly say we have not dominated any game from begining to end ,we also dont look like scoring more than one goal if we are lucky, im a big fan of hanson but the poor lad is suffering because are so called wingers cant put a cross in box for him to attack,,as for parky saying unrecognisable yesterday is a joke its how we have been for the past 3month ,long ball upto hanson even wene they have to big deffenders on his all time ,we dont have a plan b or we would try it by now i think,if we can sign players in jan i would bar parky signing his old players from clubs he has managed as they are clearly not upto it ,if they were why are they all free signings or injured players ,he has made lot of bad signings for this season ,apart from yeates who for some reason he wont play[/p][/quote]These players who you say can't cut it; are they the same ones who took us to Wembley last season...twice. When we were pulverising Carlise and Brentford earlier in the season they were all world-beaters... As expected, as soon as the going gets tough the pathetic whinging no-nothing, learn-nothing fools are back on here spouting their Championship Manager answers to unqualified success. What a fickle bunch of losers you are. This time last year, the same moronic rubbish was being spouted by the same moronic fools...I wonder what happened next! Nice to see Shaun the Tool back online...you went very quiet whilst "deadbeat" was getting us promoted didn't you! As for the rest of you; if you think that PP has a straight-forward job where he can just ship some out and bring some in then please, please, please just fek off.[/p][/quote]I admire your optimism knight mcall. Personally I am worried that we are a bit out of our depth. And it didn't just start yesterday. Victor Clayton

1:16pm Fri 27 Dec 13

bcfc1903 says...

KnightMcCall wrote:
bcfc1903 wrote:
Some sensible pruning in January, try to keep Wells and see where we are in May, hopefully we can have a strong second half of the season but no one needs to panic. Regarding Reid, he's a confidence player, back him and he'll deliver more often. Try not to get frustrated, hard i know but it simply pushes game breakers into their shells. Keep believing and BCFC players will turn it around. Parkinson is a good manager but needs to up his game regarding signings, Furman from Donny is a no brainer as is a quality keeper to get the duel between JM going like last season with Duuuuuuke. Dig deep lads... Keep fighting, keep believing and never ever give up on the club.
Would love to know how we are to afford Dean Furman? Otherwise, your attitude is spot on.
Cheers KM, think Deano would jump at the chance of playing for BCFC, obviously we need to off load more than one player, yes easier said than done but our midfield simply isn't good enough. Furman is without doubt the sort of quality we need, we need to get him as i believe Gary Jones needs help and Kennedy imo isn't the answer.
[quote][p][bold]KnightMcCall[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: Some sensible pruning in January, try to keep Wells and see where we are in May, hopefully we can have a strong second half of the season but no one needs to panic. Regarding Reid, he's a confidence player, back him and he'll deliver more often. Try not to get frustrated, hard i know but it simply pushes game breakers into their shells. Keep believing and BCFC players will turn it around. Parkinson is a good manager but needs to up his game regarding signings, Furman from Donny is a no brainer as is a quality keeper to get the duel between JM going like last season with Duuuuuuke. Dig deep lads... Keep fighting, keep believing and never ever give up on the club.[/p][/quote]Would love to know how we are to afford Dean Furman? Otherwise, your attitude is spot on.[/p][/quote]Cheers KM, think Deano would jump at the chance of playing for BCFC, obviously we need to off load more than one player, yes easier said than done but our midfield simply isn't good enough. Furman is without doubt the sort of quality we need, we need to get him as i believe Gary Jones needs help and Kennedy imo isn't the answer. bcfc1903

1:19pm Fri 27 Dec 13

KnightMcCall says...

tinytoonster wrote:
Harrogate Bantam wrote:
Bad Day at the office, they were dirty. Let's move on. Not over Yet have faith and believe. That's why we go to the VP. Think back over the last few years.
bad day?
try bad 13 days!
please don't blame them "being dirty" as a reason why we were cr-ap!
one dimensional, end of.
everybody should ignore peter300, total numpty looking for arguments.
Not a total numpty; just has a much more understanding perspective than you. Like me, he is sick of people who turn on a group of players and a management team who have led us from obscurity in the most memorable year in our history. People like you however, think that we should keep rolling teams over until we have won the Champions League. People like you who can't wait to post on here when we are losing but have little to say in praise of he the team or players when things are going well. You are the epitome of the fickle football fan; the "sing when you're winning" brigade. People like you are clearly trying to make up for a very empty existence away from this anonymous web site.

I bet you were slagging off Hanson 12 months ago.Grow up!
[quote][p][bold]tinytoonster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harrogate Bantam[/bold] wrote: Bad Day at the office, they were dirty. Let's move on. Not over Yet have faith and believe. That's why we go to the VP. Think back over the last few years.[/p][/quote]bad day? try bad 13 days! please don't blame them "being dirty" as a reason why we were cr-ap! one dimensional, end of. everybody should ignore peter300, total numpty looking for arguments.[/p][/quote]Not a total numpty; just has a much more understanding perspective than you. Like me, he is sick of people who turn on a group of players and a management team who have led us from obscurity in the most memorable year in our history. People like you however, think that we should keep rolling teams over until we have won the Champions League. People like you who can't wait to post on here when we are losing but have little to say in praise of he the team or players when things are going well. You are the epitome of the fickle football fan; the "sing when you're winning" brigade. People like you are clearly trying to make up for a very empty existence away from this anonymous web site. I bet you were slagging off Hanson 12 months ago.Grow up! KnightMcCall

1:41pm Fri 27 Dec 13

i miss stallard & murray says...

Stop the long ball play football this happened this time last year we ad similar poor results. Parkin stated that Phil considers the elements for his tactics why is that wen it is dark wet n windy we play hoof ball this happened last season, wen the elements r nice we play good football with the same set off players! I agree we need to strengthen loans r not the answer by the way we want to improve as a unit. Nakhi is gone we need to try and play without him we need different options for me hoof ball needs to be plan d. We need a quick right winger we need t get rid of bates he is scared t tackle and has cost is a number of goals we need a different type of centre mid attacking and a playmaker who can get the ball deep n start to develop moves we need a replacement for wells. Whoever said firman wud come bak y wud he leave championship team who he is a regular for?
Stop the long ball play football this happened this time last year we ad similar poor results. Parkin stated that Phil considers the elements for his tactics why is that wen it is dark wet n windy we play hoof ball this happened last season, wen the elements r nice we play good football with the same set off players! I agree we need to strengthen loans r not the answer by the way we want to improve as a unit. Nakhi is gone we need to try and play without him we need different options for me hoof ball needs to be plan d. We need a quick right winger we need t get rid of bates he is scared t tackle and has cost is a number of goals we need a different type of centre mid attacking and a playmaker who can get the ball deep n start to develop moves we need a replacement for wells. Whoever said firman wud come bak y wud he leave championship team who he is a regular for? i miss stallard & murray

1:42pm Fri 27 Dec 13

Prisoner Cell Block A says...

tinytoonster wrote:
Harrogate Bantam wrote:
Bad Day at the office, they were dirty. Let's move on. Not over Yet have faith and believe. That's why we go to the VP. Think back over the last few years.
bad day?
try bad 13 days!
please don't blame them "being dirty" as a reason why we were cr-ap!
one dimensional, end of.
everybody should ignore peter300, total numpty looking for arguments.
It appeared to me we did try and get it down and play a little more, thing is, when we did we got to the third pass and were clobbered. Thus breaking up any flow we had. This happened so often it had to be an instilled tactic, it also happened in previous games v Rotherham and also Crawley, anyone find a connection? It was hared out between the men also, thereby keeping them from seeing 2 yellows, the one lad who was close to getting his second was taken off.

Whatever you say about Evans, he has our measure and treads a thin line between staying within the rules and bringing shame on the game.

That said, they were bigger, faster and more organised than us and we can have no complaints at the outcome.
[quote][p][bold]tinytoonster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harrogate Bantam[/bold] wrote: Bad Day at the office, they were dirty. Let's move on. Not over Yet have faith and believe. That's why we go to the VP. Think back over the last few years.[/p][/quote]bad day? try bad 13 days! please don't blame them "being dirty" as a reason why we were cr-ap! one dimensional, end of. everybody should ignore peter300, total numpty looking for arguments.[/p][/quote]It appeared to me we did try and get it down and play a little more, thing is, when we did we got to the third pass and were clobbered. Thus breaking up any flow we had. This happened so often it had to be an instilled tactic, it also happened in previous games v Rotherham and also Crawley, anyone find a connection? It was hared out between the men also, thereby keeping them from seeing 2 yellows, the one lad who was close to getting his second was taken off. Whatever you say about Evans, he has our measure and treads a thin line between staying within the rules and bringing shame on the game. That said, they were bigger, faster and more organised than us and we can have no complaints at the outcome. Prisoner Cell Block A

2:04pm Fri 27 Dec 13

jackez20591 says...

I was listening to the messages to the Pulse after the match yesterday, you'd think we were bottom of league 2 according to most of them.
People seem to forget we are a newly promoted team, and have spent the last few months around the playoffs.

Yes we are on a bad run, and doing worse than we should over the last 14 games, but we have also had a run of very hard games.
Played 8/13 of the top 14 in our last 14 games...

January will be the chance for us to reset things, but its become very very clear, we need a creative box to box midfielder. Jones and Doyle is not a good enough combination, neither attack, neither score or assist.

Rotherham lose Dicko, and sign Vuckic.
We lose Hanson, and play Andy Gray.....
Theres the big difference, we MUST use the loan market to strengthen our squad.
I was listening to the messages to the Pulse after the match yesterday, you'd think we were bottom of league 2 according to most of them. People seem to forget we are a newly promoted team, and have spent the last few months around the playoffs. Yes we are on a bad run, and doing worse than we should over the last 14 games, but we have also had a run of very hard games. Played 8/13 of the top 14 in our last 14 games... January will be the chance for us to reset things, but its become very very clear, we need a creative box to box midfielder. Jones and Doyle is not a good enough combination, neither attack, neither score or assist. Rotherham lose Dicko, and sign Vuckic. We lose Hanson, and play Andy Gray..... Theres the big difference, we MUST use the loan market to strengthen our squad. jackez20591

2:19pm Fri 27 Dec 13

Bantambhoy says...

Everyone should cease talking about Wells going. There are plenty of strikers in this division in front of him. He may well top the scoring table but not for long. Without Hanson in the last two games he hasn't threatened or looked like scoring. I know we didn't play to his strengths yesterday but he is definitely not yet the finished article. Darby is the one we should be worried about losing in Jan.
ps I think Meredith is in need of a break and McHugh given an extended run at left back, he did well yesterday after so long out.
Everyone should cease talking about Wells going. There are plenty of strikers in this division in front of him. He may well top the scoring table but not for long. Without Hanson in the last two games he hasn't threatened or looked like scoring. I know we didn't play to his strengths yesterday but he is definitely not yet the finished article. Darby is the one we should be worried about losing in Jan. ps I think Meredith is in need of a break and McHugh given an extended run at left back, he did well yesterday after so long out. Bantambhoy

3:01pm Fri 27 Dec 13

Prisoner Cell Block A says...

Bantambhoy wrote:
Everyone should cease talking about Wells going. There are plenty of strikers in this division in front of him. He may well top the scoring table but not for long. Without Hanson in the last two games he hasn't threatened or looked like scoring. I know we didn't play to his strengths yesterday but he is definitely not yet the finished article. Darby is the one we should be worried about losing in Jan.
ps I think Meredith is in need of a break and McHugh given an extended run at left back, he did well yesterday after so long out.
McHugh and McBurnie both did well considering. We certainly need somone to compete with Meredith for the LB position as his form is so up and down it is becoming a worry.

I think McHugh looked comfortable at CB and would try use him more there, certainly more mobile than McArdle and with more of a future, and on less of a wage I would imagine . It may be time to start to blood Niall Heaton at LB, he looked decent in pre-season and has performed well at U18 level, he has alos had the benefit of good coaching at Liverpool.
[quote][p][bold]Bantambhoy[/bold] wrote: Everyone should cease talking about Wells going. There are plenty of strikers in this division in front of him. He may well top the scoring table but not for long. Without Hanson in the last two games he hasn't threatened or looked like scoring. I know we didn't play to his strengths yesterday but he is definitely not yet the finished article. Darby is the one we should be worried about losing in Jan. ps I think Meredith is in need of a break and McHugh given an extended run at left back, he did well yesterday after so long out.[/p][/quote]McHugh and McBurnie both did well considering. We certainly need somone to compete with Meredith for the LB position as his form is so up and down it is becoming a worry. I think McHugh looked comfortable at CB and would try use him more there, certainly more mobile than McArdle and with more of a future, and on less of a wage I would imagine . It may be time to start to blood Niall Heaton at LB, he looked decent in pre-season and has performed well at U18 level, he has alos had the benefit of good coaching at Liverpool. Prisoner Cell Block A

3:51pm Fri 27 Dec 13

tinytoonster says...

KnightMcCall wrote:
tinytoonster wrote:
Harrogate Bantam wrote:
Bad Day at the office, they were dirty. Let's move on. Not over Yet have faith and believe. That's why we go to the VP. Think back over the last few years.
bad day?
try bad 13 days!
please don't blame them "being dirty" as a reason why we were cr-ap!
one dimensional, end of.
everybody should ignore peter300, total numpty looking for arguments.
Not a total numpty; just has a much more understanding perspective than you. Like me, he is sick of people who turn on a group of players and a management team who have led us from obscurity in the most memorable year in our history. People like you however, think that we should keep rolling teams over until we have won the Champions League. People like you who can't wait to post on here when we are losing but have little to say in praise of he the team or players when things are going well. You are the epitome of the fickle football fan; the "sing when you're winning" brigade. People like you are clearly trying to make up for a very empty existence away from this anonymous web site.

I bet you were slagging off Hanson 12 months ago.Grow up!
never slagged hanson so get your facts right.
parky is the only one i said owt about.
people on here were saying he could manage spurs etc, what with his aim for hanson tactics?
why have a squad if you dare not risk playing any of them?
no guts no glory!
[quote][p][bold]KnightMcCall[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tinytoonster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Harrogate Bantam[/bold] wrote: Bad Day at the office, they were dirty. Let's move on. Not over Yet have faith and believe. That's why we go to the VP. Think back over the last few years.[/p][/quote]bad day? try bad 13 days! please don't blame them "being dirty" as a reason why we were cr-ap! one dimensional, end of. everybody should ignore peter300, total numpty looking for arguments.[/p][/quote]Not a total numpty; just has a much more understanding perspective than you. Like me, he is sick of people who turn on a group of players and a management team who have led us from obscurity in the most memorable year in our history. People like you however, think that we should keep rolling teams over until we have won the Champions League. People like you who can't wait to post on here when we are losing but have little to say in praise of he the team or players when things are going well. You are the epitome of the fickle football fan; the "sing when you're winning" brigade. People like you are clearly trying to make up for a very empty existence away from this anonymous web site. I bet you were slagging off Hanson 12 months ago.Grow up![/p][/quote]never slagged hanson so get your facts right. parky is the only one i said owt about. people on here were saying he could manage spurs etc, what with his aim for hanson tactics? why have a squad if you dare not risk playing any of them? no guts no glory! tinytoonster

4:16pm Fri 27 Dec 13

johnny yen says...

Peter300 wrote-
"Obviously, in the eyes of people like you, if the team does not win matches, then they are all rubbish etc. manager included."

Peter, you'll find that from the most learned mind within the professional game, down to the humblest football fan.The yardstick they use to measure a good team is ultimately by the number of games they win.
Peter300 wrote- "Obviously, in the eyes of people like you, if the team does not win matches, then they are all rubbish etc. manager included." Peter, you'll find that from the most learned mind within the professional game, down to the humblest football fan.The yardstick they use to measure a good team is ultimately by the number of games they win. johnny yen

4:16pm Fri 27 Dec 13

tinytoonster says...

if he wants to be a mid table team for now, fine i'd take that.
but him and lawn come out with statements about play offs and telling us to shout the team on to glory.
actions speak louder than words, if he wants that prove it by going for it instead of us chasing games every week.
if you dangle the promotion carrot then the fans are going to get upset at 1 win in 13.
if you say consolidation then thats what they will accept.
if he wants to be a mid table team for now, fine i'd take that. but him and lawn come out with statements about play offs and telling us to shout the team on to glory. actions speak louder than words, if he wants that prove it by going for it instead of us chasing games every week. if you dangle the promotion carrot then the fans are going to get upset at 1 win in 13. if you say consolidation then thats what they will accept. tinytoonster

4:21pm Fri 27 Dec 13

lawsonio123 says...

Our no 9 not a goal scorer? James Hanson is quite capable of scoring 20 goals a season let there be no doult about that. He is quite able to make goals for himself but at the moment is engaged in making chances for Wells he needs to become me selfish. in regard to Wells most of his goals are made for him by James but of course he does put them in the net. A replacement may not score as many as Wells but with Hanson scoring more and the replacement chipping in and also making a few goals things may not be as bad as supporters think indeed the team could well improve. All of this is of course Maybe for first someone needs to pay a good price for Wells and going on his last 2 games that price may well be getting less in cannot see a Premiership side buying him that leaves a Championship one and of course less money Take care keep smilling
Our no 9 not a goal scorer? James Hanson is quite capable of scoring 20 goals a season let there be no doult about that. He is quite able to make goals for himself but at the moment is engaged in making chances for Wells he needs to become me selfish. in regard to Wells most of his goals are made for him by James but of course he does put them in the net. A replacement may not score as many as Wells but with Hanson scoring more and the replacement chipping in and also making a few goals things may not be as bad as supporters think indeed the team could well improve. All of this is of course Maybe for first someone needs to pay a good price for Wells and going on his last 2 games that price may well be getting less in cannot see a Premiership side buying him that leaves a Championship one and of course less money Take care keep smilling lawsonio123

5:34pm Fri 27 Dec 13

nowt fresh says...

Listening to Dave Baldwins pre match interview on "The Pulse" he stated we HAVE offered Nahki Wells a contract that will make him "the highest paid player at Bradford City" and he's not interested ?, he said he did not believe ANY OFFER Bradford City made to Nahki would make him sign another contract with us, so get used to the fact that Bradford City can't afford to let Nahki Wells run his contract down, if Nahki did not go in the January transfer window he can negotiate with any club he wants as from January 2015 and Bradford City would not get a bean in transfer fee's, now like it or not we as a club we can not allow this to happen so unless he has a change of mind and resign's Nahki Well's is on his way during the January transfer window
Listening to Dave Baldwins pre match interview on "The Pulse" he stated we HAVE offered Nahki Wells a contract that will make him "the highest paid player at Bradford City" and he's not interested ?, he said he did not believe ANY OFFER Bradford City made to Nahki would make him sign another contract with us, so get used to the fact that Bradford City can't afford to let Nahki Wells run his contract down, if Nahki did not go in the January transfer window he can negotiate with any club he wants as from January 2015 and Bradford City would not get a bean in transfer fee's, now like it or not we as a club we can not allow this to happen so unless he has a change of mind and resign's Nahki Well's is on his way during the January transfer window nowt fresh

5:40pm Fri 27 Dec 13

Olivermac says...

Peter300 wrote:
Cityman23 wrote:
I have, like many, been a solid supporter of 'PP'. We owe the man a lot for the season he gave us in 2013/14 and he's virtually 'Teflon-man' due to this. However, I take issue with a couple of things he's said here.

a) City were only TOO recognisable yesterday! Their home performances have been very inconsistent/patchy for a while and we haven't won at 'VP' since September! Okay Davies is a huge miss as is Hanson but we've no real trustworthy back up fringe players to bring in.

b) Oliver McBurnie looked out of his depth yesterday and to expose the
lad to that for three quarters of the game wasn't helping him.

Why didn't Luke Oliver come on for the last 20 mins instead of the last five? Maybe he didn't win all his headers but he certainly gave their central defenders something to think about.

'Promotion' should now be the taboo word now and we need to concentrate on consolidating our position mid-table and most importantly get some wins at 'VP'!
b, If McBurnie had not played yesterday thousands of fans like you would have been hammering Phil for not giving the youngster a chance. You must know that.
I agree with you regarding Phil giving Mc Burnie a chance but let's be honest everybody knew that this was going to be a very tough game
Phil should. Have picked a game. Like at Crewe or Notts County you could see that the lad was way out of his depth, having said that the team looked an utter shambles in the second half and he should have changed things around at half time Meredith seemed to pass more times to the opposition than to his own players Doyle and Jones seem to think they play on the same side of the pitch for 80min of a game , Thomo played a bit better than of late but still on the wrong end of the age scale as is Jones and Reid has some great feet but. Why does he have to pick the ball up in his own half and take on 2/3. Players before he gets near the byline must be instruction from PP defend at all times
[quote][p][bold]Peter300[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cityman23[/bold] wrote: I have, like many, been a solid supporter of 'PP'. We owe the man a lot for the season he gave us in 2013/14 and he's virtually 'Teflon-man' due to this. However, I take issue with a couple of things he's said here. a) City were only TOO recognisable yesterday! Their home performances have been very inconsistent/patchy for a while and we haven't won at 'VP' since September! Okay Davies is a huge miss as is Hanson but we've no real trustworthy back up fringe players to bring in. b) Oliver McBurnie looked out of his depth yesterday and to expose the lad to that for three quarters of the game wasn't helping him. Why didn't Luke Oliver come on for the last 20 mins instead of the last five? Maybe he didn't win all his headers but he certainly gave their central defenders something to think about. 'Promotion' should now be the taboo word now and we need to concentrate on consolidating our position mid-table and most importantly get some wins at 'VP'![/p][/quote]b, If McBurnie had not played yesterday thousands of fans like you would have been hammering Phil for not giving the youngster a chance. You must know that.[/p][/quote]I agree with you regarding Phil giving Mc Burnie a chance but let's be honest everybody knew that this was going to be a very tough game Phil should. Have picked a game. Like at Crewe or Notts County you could see that the lad was way out of his depth, having said that the team looked an utter shambles in the second half and he should have changed things around at half time Meredith seemed to pass more times to the opposition than to his own players Doyle and Jones seem to think they play on the same side of the pitch for 80min of a game , Thomo played a bit better than of late but still on the wrong end of the age scale as is Jones and Reid has some great feet but. Why does he have to pick the ball up in his own half and take on 2/3. Players before he gets near the byline must be instruction from PP defend at all times Olivermac

6:00pm Fri 27 Dec 13

essess says...

Nahki needs to realise that without big James he looks lost and infective maybe if west ham were to sign him Nahki and Carroll would make a great free scoring duo! Good luck Nahki it's been great watching you develope at bcfc your goals will always be remembered with a smile specialy the cheeky one, thanks for the memories
Nahki needs to realise that without big James he looks lost and infective maybe if west ham were to sign him Nahki and Carroll would make a great free scoring duo! Good luck Nahki it's been great watching you develope at bcfc your goals will always be remembered with a smile specialy the cheeky one, thanks for the memories essess

6:01pm Fri 27 Dec 13

odsal3217 says...

Heard yesterday that Burnley will be bidding £4.7 million for Wells in January.
Heard yesterday that Burnley will be bidding £4.7 million for Wells in January. odsal3217

6:12pm Fri 27 Dec 13

Victor Clayton says...

odsal3217 wrote:
Heard yesterday that Burnley will be bidding £4.7 million for Wells in January.
That is a lot of money.
[quote][p][bold]odsal3217[/bold] wrote: Heard yesterday that Burnley will be bidding £4.7 million for Wells in January.[/p][/quote]That is a lot of money. Victor Clayton

6:18pm Fri 27 Dec 13

menzies13 says...

From a players mouth whom I wont name..wells is definately going and so far qpr and celtic will enter the bidding. Good luck to the lad. I only hope lawn will let us have some of the money to replace him or else we're in serious trouble! !
From a players mouth whom I wont name..wells is definately going and so far qpr and celtic will enter the bidding. Good luck to the lad. I only hope lawn will let us have some of the money to replace him or else we're in serious trouble! ! menzies13

6:19pm Fri 27 Dec 13

Victor Clayton says...

essess wrote:
Nahki needs to realise that without big James he looks lost and infective maybe if west ham were to sign him Nahki and Carroll would make a great free scoring duo! Good luck Nahki it's been great watching you develope at bcfc your goals will always be remembered with a smile specialy the cheeky one, thanks for the memories
I think if wells signs for another team they will have more than just one tactic.
[quote][p][bold]essess[/bold] wrote: Nahki needs to realise that without big James he looks lost and infective maybe if west ham were to sign him Nahki and Carroll would make a great free scoring duo! Good luck Nahki it's been great watching you develope at bcfc your goals will always be remembered with a smile specialy the cheeky one, thanks for the memories[/p][/quote]I think if wells signs for another team they will have more than just one tactic. Victor Clayton

6:25pm Fri 27 Dec 13

Pablo says...

odsal3217 wrote:
Heard yesterday that Burnley will be bidding £4.7 million for Wells in January.
There are lots of unfounded rumours.

I imagine that, if he goes, it will be for little more than 50% of the figure you quote.

As several posters have stated, he doesn't look the same player without Hanson.
[quote][p][bold]odsal3217[/bold] wrote: Heard yesterday that Burnley will be bidding £4.7 million for Wells in January.[/p][/quote]There are lots of unfounded rumours. I imagine that, if he goes, it will be for little more than 50% of the figure you quote. As several posters have stated, he doesn't look the same player without Hanson. Pablo

6:30pm Fri 27 Dec 13

shaun from richmond says...

odsal3217 wrote:
Heard yesterday that Burnley will be bidding £4.7 million for Wells in January.
ERM!!.....You are only £3 million out!. I think you will find they are offering £1.7million plus some add ons.
[quote][p][bold]odsal3217[/bold] wrote: Heard yesterday that Burnley will be bidding £4.7 million for Wells in January.[/p][/quote]ERM!!.....You are only £3 million out!. I think you will find they are offering £1.7million plus some add ons. shaun from richmond

6:32pm Fri 27 Dec 13

LaCe78 says...

spleen ventor wrote:
The difference between the sides....Rotherham signed twelve players in the summer (of which five played yesterday), vastly improving a team that had won automatic promotion....City signed four (plus a keeper on loan and Bates and Folan), non of which have improved a team that finished in the last play off spot. The team is in serious need of a overhaul and if that means selling our prized asset to fund the re-building, then so be it.
Agreed. Think we may have to bite the bullet with Wells and sell, as were 4/5 quality players short of being anywhere near a team capable of pushing for a play off spot! January is a big month for us! Let's see the club make the most of any cash generated from Wells should he be sold, and rebuild from the back!
[quote][p][bold]spleen ventor[/bold] wrote: The difference between the sides....Rotherham signed twelve players in the summer (of which five played yesterday), vastly improving a team that had won automatic promotion....City signed four (plus a keeper on loan and Bates and Folan), non of which have improved a team that finished in the last play off spot. The team is in serious need of a overhaul and if that means selling our prized asset to fund the re-building, then so be it.[/p][/quote]Agreed. Think we may have to bite the bullet with Wells and sell, as were 4/5 quality players short of being anywhere near a team capable of pushing for a play off spot! January is a big month for us! Let's see the club make the most of any cash generated from Wells should he be sold, and rebuild from the back! LaCe78

6:36pm Fri 27 Dec 13

Mr Friday Night says...

bcfc1903 wrote:
Some sensible pruning in January, try to keep Wells and see where we are in May, hopefully we can have a strong second half of the season but no one needs to panic. Regarding Reid, he's a confidence player, back him and he'll deliver more often. Try not to get frustrated, hard i know but it simply pushes game breakers into their shells. Keep believing and BCFC players will turn it around. Parkinson is a good manager but needs to up his game regarding signings, Furman from Donny is a no brainer as is a quality keeper to get the duel between JM going like last season with Duuuuuuke. Dig deep lads... Keep fighting, keep believing and never ever give up on the club.
'A quality keeper to get the duel between JM going like last season..?" - Johnny Mac has played well this season and kept the scoreline respectable with a couple of good saves.
[quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: Some sensible pruning in January, try to keep Wells and see where we are in May, hopefully we can have a strong second half of the season but no one needs to panic. Regarding Reid, he's a confidence player, back him and he'll deliver more often. Try not to get frustrated, hard i know but it simply pushes game breakers into their shells. Keep believing and BCFC players will turn it around. Parkinson is a good manager but needs to up his game regarding signings, Furman from Donny is a no brainer as is a quality keeper to get the duel between JM going like last season with Duuuuuuke. Dig deep lads... Keep fighting, keep believing and never ever give up on the club.[/p][/quote]'A quality keeper to get the duel between JM going like last season..?" - Johnny Mac has played well this season and kept the scoreline respectable with a couple of good saves. Mr Friday Night

6:45pm Fri 27 Dec 13

shaun from richmond says...

The problem with Wells stating he will "not under any circumstances" sign another contract with City is going to cost us big time on the fee!.
From what I heard yesterday, City will take any offer around the 2 million mark!.
This is not quite what we all thought 4 weeks ago??.
Plus the total "Couldnt give a stuff attitude" yesterday (only bettered by Doyle!! who didn't run more than 5 yards all day!!) cant have helped any BIG offers.
PLUS....Does anyone trust Parky to bring in a decent midfield player and new striker with the money??
The problem with Wells stating he will "not under any circumstances" sign another contract with City is going to cost us big time on the fee!. From what I heard yesterday, City will take any offer around the 2 million mark!. This is not quite what we all thought 4 weeks ago??. Plus the total "Couldnt give a stuff attitude" yesterday (only bettered by Doyle!! who didn't run more than 5 yards all day!!) cant have helped any BIG offers. PLUS....Does anyone trust Parky to bring in a decent midfield player and new striker with the money?? shaun from richmond

7:03pm Fri 27 Dec 13

Halifax Bantam says...

KnightMcCall wrote:
realcitygent wrote:
Halifax Bantam wrote:
Peter300 wrote:
gordon ramsay wrote:
I have a massive amount of respect for the tem and the manager for what has been achieved in the last 18 months.

However, at the moment we are in a hole and have been for a while now.

Our tactics are, at best, one dimensional. Long ball to Hanson constantly, worryingly even when he's not even playing!

Meredith is out of sorts. Bates an average Joe. Jones and Doyle were shocking yesterday. Thompson huffs and puffs.

Too many fringe players deemed not good enough, bizarrely by the man who signed them. Eg Taylor, Connell , Folan . 12 months ago Kennedy was cutting us to shreds. Parkinson does not trust the players he has signed. Folan was a strange signing, and sounds like treated poorly off the field too.

The season is falling away badly and we clearly lack goals. Especially when in a dead season Wells will now surely be sacrificed for cash. Who will chip in? We could still be playing from yesterday and would still be scoreless. Attacking midfielder required but he's signed Kennedy ?

Things do go in cycles and the excellent start prompted bounds of naively on here and other sites. We were never that good. Equally, maybe we're not this bad. Interesting month ahead. Personally I'd currently snap your hand off for a mid table finish!
You are equally naive with your so-called assessment. Every club has to carry negative people like you who after one bad performance, and the last one was probably down at Rotherham, start slagging-off the team. There is no escaping from the doom-mongers. If the manager and team were hurting after that one bad perfomance, I certainly would not let them go anywhere near these lost, dispirited people. Some people have the cheek to accuse Phil of being one-dimentional. And there's you!
This wasnt just one bad performance, our form has been dropping off for the last 2 months and yesterday we were def one dimentional so why have a go atsomeone who is pointing that out? PP cannot be unreproachable for his poor decisions, i mentioned in yesterday that most of the squad have found this level too hard and are not capable of progressing, i just hope PP hasnt peaked as he clearly has no plan b for games in this div.
honestly how can you say one bad performance since rotherham ,do you go to any games or listen to that drivel onpulse were its everybodys fault but ours for losing,can you tell me a game were we may look like scoring 2/3 goals or our defence has looked solid ,or were are midfield overruns the other team ,it was injury time goal that saved us another defeat couple week ago ,i go to every home game and nearly all away and can honestly say we have not dominated any game from begining to end ,we also dont look like scoring more than one goal if we are lucky, im a big fan of hanson but the poor lad is suffering because are so called wingers cant put a cross in box for him to attack,,as for parky saying unrecognisable yesterday is a joke its how we have been for the past 3month ,long ball upto hanson even wene they have to big deffenders on his all time ,we dont have a plan b or we would try it by now i think,if we can sign players in jan i would bar parky signing his old players from clubs he has managed as they are clearly not upto it ,if they were why are they all free signings or injured players ,he has made lot of bad signings for this season ,apart from yeates who for some reason he wont play
These players who you say can't cut it; are they the same ones who took us to Wembley last season...twice. When we were pulverising Carlise and Brentford earlier in the season they were all world-beaters...

As expected, as soon as the going gets tough the pathetic whinging no-nothing, learn-nothing fools are back on here spouting their Championship Manager answers to unqualified success. What a fickle bunch of losers you are.

This time last year, the same moronic rubbish was being spouted by the same moronic fools...I wonder what happened next!

Nice to see Shaun the Tool back online...you went very quiet whilst "deadbeat" was getting us promoted didn't you!

As for the rest of you; if you think that PP has a straight-forward job where he can just ship some out and bring some in then please, please, please just fek off.
Yes, these players who did the buisness for us last season in league 2 is where most of them should be now, playing at their level. The team this season could have been built around Davies, Meredith, Doyle, Wells and Hanson but PP chose sentimentality over progression. You mention money for Furman and other players well i would gladly have spent the wages PP haswasted on Gray and Kennedy on those. Not only are we being left behind in the league we have been left well behind in signing decent loan players. Either PP didnt believe we needed fresh talent or hes not being backed by the board, either way its worrying
[quote][p][bold]KnightMcCall[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]realcitygent[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Halifax Bantam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Peter300[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]gordon ramsay[/bold] wrote: I have a massive amount of respect for the tem and the manager for what has been achieved in the last 18 months. However, at the moment we are in a hole and have been for a while now. Our tactics are, at best, one dimensional. Long ball to Hanson constantly, worryingly even when he's not even playing! Meredith is out of sorts. Bates an average Joe. Jones and Doyle were shocking yesterday. Thompson huffs and puffs. Too many fringe players deemed not good enough, bizarrely by the man who signed them. Eg Taylor, Connell , Folan . 12 months ago Kennedy was cutting us to shreds. Parkinson does not trust the players he has signed. Folan was a strange signing, and sounds like treated poorly off the field too. The season is falling away badly and we clearly lack goals. Especially when in a dead season Wells will now surely be sacrificed for cash. Who will chip in? We could still be playing from yesterday and would still be scoreless. Attacking midfielder required but he's signed Kennedy ? Things do go in cycles and the excellent start prompted bounds of naively on here and other sites. We were never that good. Equally, maybe we're not this bad. Interesting month ahead. Personally I'd currently snap your hand off for a mid table finish![/p][/quote]You are equally naive with your so-called assessment. Every club has to carry negative people like you who after one bad performance, and the last one was probably down at Rotherham, start slagging-off the team. There is no escaping from the doom-mongers. If the manager and team were hurting after that one bad perfomance, I certainly would not let them go anywhere near these lost, dispirited people. Some people have the cheek to accuse Phil of being one-dimentional. And there's you![/p][/quote]This wasnt just one bad performance, our form has been dropping off for the last 2 months and yesterday we were def one dimentional so why have a go atsomeone who is pointing that out? PP cannot be unreproachable for his poor decisions, i mentioned in yesterday that most of the squad have found this level too hard and are not capable of progressing, i just hope PP hasnt peaked as he clearly has no plan b for games in this div.[/p][/quote]honestly how can you say one bad performance since rotherham ,do you go to any games or listen to that drivel onpulse were its everybodys fault but ours for losing,can you tell me a game were we may look like scoring 2/3 goals or our defence has looked solid ,or were are midfield overruns the other team ,it was injury time goal that saved us another defeat couple week ago ,i go to every home game and nearly all away and can honestly say we have not dominated any game from begining to end ,we also dont look like scoring more than one goal if we are lucky, im a big fan of hanson but the poor lad is suffering because are so called wingers cant put a cross in box for him to attack,,as for parky saying unrecognisable yesterday is a joke its how we have been for the past 3month ,long ball upto hanson even wene they have to big deffenders on his all time ,we dont have a plan b or we would try it by now i think,if we can sign players in jan i would bar parky signing his old players from clubs he has managed as they are clearly not upto it ,if they were why are they all free signings or injured players ,he has made lot of bad signings for this season ,apart from yeates who for some reason he wont play[/p][/quote]These players who you say can't cut it; are they the same ones who took us to Wembley last season...twice. When we were pulverising Carlise and Brentford earlier in the season they were all world-beaters... As expected, as soon as the going gets tough the pathetic whinging no-nothing, learn-nothing fools are back on here spouting their Championship Manager answers to unqualified success. What a fickle bunch of losers you are. This time last year, the same moronic rubbish was being spouted by the same moronic fools...I wonder what happened next! Nice to see Shaun the Tool back online...you went very quiet whilst "deadbeat" was getting us promoted didn't you! As for the rest of you; if you think that PP has a straight-forward job where he can just ship some out and bring some in then please, please, please just fek off.[/p][/quote]Yes, these players who did the buisness for us last season in league 2 is where most of them should be now, playing at their level. The team this season could have been built around Davies, Meredith, Doyle, Wells and Hanson but PP chose sentimentality over progression. You mention money for Furman and other players well i would gladly have spent the wages PP haswasted on Gray and Kennedy on those. Not only are we being left behind in the league we have been left well behind in signing decent loan players. Either PP didnt believe we needed fresh talent or hes not being backed by the board, either way its worrying Halifax Bantam

7:16pm Fri 27 Dec 13

Victor Clayton says...

shaun from richmond wrote:
The problem with Wells stating he will "not under any circumstances" sign another contract with City is going to cost us big time on the fee!.
From what I heard yesterday, City will take any offer around the 2 million mark!.
This is not quite what we all thought 4 weeks ago??.
Plus the total "Couldnt give a stuff attitude" yesterday (only bettered by Doyle!! who didn't run more than 5 yards all day!!) cant have helped any BIG offers.
PLUS....Does anyone trust Parky to bring in a decent midfield player and new striker with the money??
As long as there is more than one interested party, I am not sure that him signing a new contract makes any difference. It just sounds like city are making sure everyone on the planet knows!
[quote][p][bold]shaun from richmond[/bold] wrote: The problem with Wells stating he will "not under any circumstances" sign another contract with City is going to cost us big time on the fee!. From what I heard yesterday, City will take any offer around the 2 million mark!. This is not quite what we all thought 4 weeks ago??. Plus the total "Couldnt give a stuff attitude" yesterday (only bettered by Doyle!! who didn't run more than 5 yards all day!!) cant have helped any BIG offers. PLUS....Does anyone trust Parky to bring in a decent midfield player and new striker with the money??[/p][/quote]As long as there is more than one interested party, I am not sure that him signing a new contract makes any difference. It just sounds like city are making sure everyone on the planet knows! Victor Clayton

7:40pm Fri 27 Dec 13

bcfc1903 says...

Mr Friday Night wrote:
bcfc1903 wrote:
Some sensible pruning in January, try to keep Wells and see where we are in May, hopefully we can have a strong second half of the season but no one needs to panic. Regarding Reid, he's a confidence player, back him and he'll deliver more often. Try not to get frustrated, hard i know but it simply pushes game breakers into their shells. Keep believing and BCFC players will turn it around. Parkinson is a good manager but needs to up his game regarding signings, Furman from Donny is a no brainer as is a quality keeper to get the duel between JM going like last season with Duuuuuuke. Dig deep lads... Keep fighting, keep believing and never ever give up on the club.
'A quality keeper to get the duel between JM going like last season..?" - Johnny Mac has played well this season and kept the scoreline respectable with a couple of good saves.
I liked the competition between McLaughlin and Duke last season, both players upped their game, also having two experienced keepers is good for the squad. Would be very surprised if the manager did not do this once the transfer widow opens in January, can't see Ripley staying so it's hardly rocket science is it..
[quote][p][bold]Mr Friday Night[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: Some sensible pruning in January, try to keep Wells and see where we are in May, hopefully we can have a strong second half of the season but no one needs to panic. Regarding Reid, he's a confidence player, back him and he'll deliver more often. Try not to get frustrated, hard i know but it simply pushes game breakers into their shells. Keep believing and BCFC players will turn it around. Parkinson is a good manager but needs to up his game regarding signings, Furman from Donny is a no brainer as is a quality keeper to get the duel between JM going like last season with Duuuuuuke. Dig deep lads... Keep fighting, keep believing and never ever give up on the club.[/p][/quote]'A quality keeper to get the duel between JM going like last season..?" - Johnny Mac has played well this season and kept the scoreline respectable with a couple of good saves.[/p][/quote]I liked the competition between McLaughlin and Duke last season, both players upped their game, also having two experienced keepers is good for the squad. Would be very surprised if the manager did not do this once the transfer widow opens in January, can't see Ripley staying so it's hardly rocket science is it.. bcfc1903

7:57pm Fri 27 Dec 13

bantam10 says...

Get shut of ripely. The Macc needs a decent number 2 to
Wait for him to have a poor game!
He can play poor but still know the following week he will play again due to an unexperienced number 2!
Get shut of ripely. The Macc needs a decent number 2 to Wait for him to have a poor game! He can play poor but still know the following week he will play again due to an unexperienced number 2! bantam10

8:07pm Fri 27 Dec 13

bantam10 says...

As for Wells. If u don't wanna sign then thanks for everything but F off.
Your greediness and desire to move up too fast will be your downfall.
City have seen it time and time again with young eager players who think they are better than the club and are never heard of again!
As for Wells. If u don't wanna sign then thanks for everything but F off. Your greediness and desire to move up too fast will be your downfall. City have seen it time and time again with young eager players who think they are better than the club and are never heard of again! bantam10

9:34pm Fri 27 Dec 13

torreyman says...

I can see Wells going to a so called bigger club and spending his time sat on the bench if that's what he wants so be it Silly Boy
I can see Wells going to a so called bigger club and spending his time sat on the bench if that's what he wants so be it Silly Boy torreyman

11:13pm Fri 27 Dec 13

Alvechurch73 says...

Agree with you Bantam10. I want players who want to succeed with BCFC and whilst one can't criticise anyone who has ambition, I think NW and his agent have allowed self success go to his head - the last 2 games, especially Peterborough, showed him to be a long way short of Championship material. As for Phil Parkinson sticking with the players who brought success last season, I think he had a right to give them a chance and show some loyalty. We're not that far short and I am looking for the Chairmen to back the manager in January as this relationship for me is the key to continued success. Where the Capital One money and playoff money has gone is anyone's guess but I would like to think that our Chairmen are fully behind PP and are not taking him for granted.
Here's to 6 points from Swindon and Notts Co!
Agree with you Bantam10. I want players who want to succeed with BCFC and whilst one can't criticise anyone who has ambition, I think NW and his agent have allowed self success go to his head - the last 2 games, especially Peterborough, showed him to be a long way short of Championship material. As for Phil Parkinson sticking with the players who brought success last season, I think he had a right to give them a chance and show some loyalty. We're not that far short and I am looking for the Chairmen to back the manager in January as this relationship for me is the key to continued success. Where the Capital One money and playoff money has gone is anyone's guess but I would like to think that our Chairmen are fully behind PP and are not taking him for granted. Here's to 6 points from Swindon and Notts Co! Alvechurch73

10:52am Sat 28 Dec 13

lawsonio123 says...

odsal3217 wrote:
Heard yesterday that Burnley will be bidding £4.7 million for Wells in January.
Great but was your informant DRUNK
[quote][p][bold]odsal3217[/bold] wrote: Heard yesterday that Burnley will be bidding £4.7 million for Wells in January.[/p][/quote]Great but was your informant DRUNK lawsonio123

11:43am Sun 29 Dec 13

Olivermac says...

odsal3217 wrote:
Heard yesterday that Burnley will be bidding £4.7 million for Wells in January.
My advice is take it very quickly because if Hanson is out for any length of time you will see a none effective NW .
[quote][p][bold]odsal3217[/bold] wrote: Heard yesterday that Burnley will be bidding £4.7 million for Wells in January.[/p][/quote]My advice is take it very quickly because if Hanson is out for any length of time you will see a none effective NW . Olivermac

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