I don’t want to play waiting game over Nahki Wells in transfer window, says Bradford City boss Phil Parkinson

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Phil Parkinson is anxious to get Nahki Wells' future sorted sooner rather than later Phil Parkinson is anxious to get Nahki Wells' future sorted sooner rather than later

Phil Parkinson wants a deadline imposed on the future of Nahki Wells so he has time to rebuild City without him.

The Bantams missed their injured top scorer in yesterday’s depressing 3-0 loss at Notts County – a defeat which meant they collected one point from the four holiday games.

Wells is tipped to move during the transfer window, with a host of clubs – among them Leeds and Huddersfield – chasing his signature.

But Parkinson wants it sorted quickly to avoid being left in limbo.

The City boss said: “The key to it is that I’d like it resolved early one way or another.

“Obviously there are players out there who are available and who we’re looking at should Nahki go.

“I’ve got to do that in terms of making sure we are covered if that scenario should happen.

“What concerns me is if the window draws to a close and he goes right at the end of it. Then the players who are possibly available we might lose.

"The best scenario is that we keep him because he’s a terrific goalscorer. But we’ve got to make sure we get it right. We’ve got to start winning games of football.

“The speculation about whether Nahki is going or staying has been going on for quite a long time now, since last summer. We need to get it resolved.”

Wells, currently sidelined with a tight hamstring, was sorely missed at Meadow Lane as City were given a clinical lesson in taking chances. The home side scored with three of their four shots on target, including two right at the end.

Parkinson admitted: “Quite often I’ve thrown caution to the wind in games and we’ve got back in them. I’ve got to hold my hand up.

“It wasn’t a 3-0 but I’ve left a team that were feeling leggy too exposed with three at the back. Hindsight’s wonderful but it probably wasn’t the right thing to do.

“We just had to get another goalscorer on the pitch. Unfortunately we got punished for that.

“At 1-0 we had a couple of great chances but over the course of the 90 minutes we didn’t create enough.”

Parkinson started Garry Thompson up front with James Hanson and employed Jason Kennedy wide on the right instead of Mark Yeates.

He added: “The pitch was always going to be heavy and I felt we needed to strengthen that midfield department a bit with Jason.

“Thommo and Hans played really well at Preston together but I don’t think enough came of them this game. Too many times we didn’t retain the ball up there.

“I’m really disappointed and I feel for the fans as much as myself. It’s a tough run we’re on but all we can do is work hard to get back to winning ways.”

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8:32am Thu 2 Jan 14

PHILISAN says...

New Year Questions,
To the Manager : Have you got a plan; Have you brought in the players to carry it out?
To the Coach : Is training a waste of time : Can you see any resulting improvement in performances?
To the Chairmen : What do you think? : Have you any contingency plans?
To the Fans : Are you getting value for money re entertainment?
Last year was the greatest but have we not failed to build?
New Year Questions, To the Manager : Have you got a plan; Have you brought in the players to carry it out? To the Coach : Is training a waste of time : Can you see any resulting improvement in performances? To the Chairmen : What do you think? : Have you any contingency plans? To the Fans : Are you getting value for money re entertainment? Last year was the greatest but have we not failed to build? PHILISAN

8:50am Thu 2 Jan 14

Matnab says...

As and when Wells goes, I would do no more than bting a couple of loans in. Abumber of higher earners are out of contract at the end of the season and Iit is time for City to rebuild. Just hope PPs signings will be better than last close seasons addittions.
As and when Wells goes, I would do no more than bting a couple of loans in. Abumber of higher earners are out of contract at the end of the season and Iit is time for City to rebuild. Just hope PPs signings will be better than last close seasons addittions. Matnab

8:58am Thu 2 Jan 14

tyker7745 says...

and players are playing like they know their contracts are not being renewed
and players are playing like they know their contracts are not being renewed tyker7745

9:08am Thu 2 Jan 14

settler07 says...

Spot on PP.
Various clubs want him. Simple clear message should be offer £4m within first 10 days of window or forget it.
I think it is time to cash in and bolster the starting 11 with a new central defender to partner Davies on his return, a central midfielder to partner Nathan Doyle so that he can be used properly and a genuine pacey right winger. Then the jury is out as to whether McBurnie and Clarkson are too young to replace Nahki.....are we looking for a striker too?
Spot on PP. Various clubs want him. Simple clear message should be offer £4m within first 10 days of window or forget it. I think it is time to cash in and bolster the starting 11 with a new central defender to partner Davies on his return, a central midfielder to partner Nathan Doyle so that he can be used properly and a genuine pacey right winger. Then the jury is out as to whether McBurnie and Clarkson are too young to replace Nahki.....are we looking for a striker too? settler07

9:14am Thu 2 Jan 14

whisky1 says...

Cue finger pointing and panic. Anyone would think we were bottom 4>Lets keep a sense of perspective and stay positive rather than feed the sense of "crisis".
Cue finger pointing and panic. Anyone would think we were bottom 4>Lets keep a sense of perspective and stay positive rather than feed the sense of "crisis". whisky1

9:15am Thu 2 Jan 14

allannicho says...

Plenty food for thought in the Boardroom I think!
Plenty food for thought in the Boardroom I think! allannicho

9:42am Thu 2 Jan 14

ynotdunne says...

Nahki won't even sit down with the club to discuss a new deal? He wants out, a word of caution nahki, I think your soaring rep has a large portion of James Hanson attached to it! We shall see, all the best though nahki I will however wish you no luck if you jump ship to *irty Leeds
Nahki won't even sit down with the club to discuss a new deal? He wants out, a word of caution nahki, I think your soaring rep has a large portion of James Hanson attached to it! We shall see, all the best though nahki I will however wish you no luck if you jump ship to *irty Leeds ynotdunne

9:46am Thu 2 Jan 14

bcfc1903 says...

Parkinson makes a great point about Wells, it would be madness to sell him with no time to get a replacement. Selling Wells is fraught with danger for the club, that is why the club should tell the player he can go in the summer if that is his wish. We've had this exact scenario before when selling Windass and JJ. We fought too hard to get into this league to put all that hard work at risk.
Parkinson makes a great point about Wells, it would be madness to sell him with no time to get a replacement. Selling Wells is fraught with danger for the club, that is why the club should tell the player he can go in the summer if that is his wish. We've had this exact scenario before when selling Windass and JJ. We fought too hard to get into this league to put all that hard work at risk. bcfc1903

9:52am Thu 2 Jan 14

al&co says...

I agree that to panic is not the answer but some urgency to address our inadequacies is certainly required.
Our decline is not sudden. The failure to strengthen the squad after our promotion is now proving significant and we simply do not have the depth of talent to be a force at this level, which has been apparent over the past three months.
Parky and the board need to take the opportunity this month to strengthen in the hope that we can kick on and have a good second half to our season.
I agree that to panic is not the answer but some urgency to address our inadequacies is certainly required. Our decline is not sudden. The failure to strengthen the squad after our promotion is now proving significant and we simply do not have the depth of talent to be a force at this level, which has been apparent over the past three months. Parky and the board need to take the opportunity this month to strengthen in the hope that we can kick on and have a good second half to our season. al&co

10:11am Thu 2 Jan 14

Peter300 says...

PHILISAN wrote:
New Year Questions,
To the Manager : Have you got a plan; Have you brought in the players to carry it out?
To the Coach : Is training a waste of time : Can you see any resulting improvement in performances?
To the Chairmen : What do you think? : Have you any contingency plans?
To the Fans : Are you getting value for money re entertainment?
Last year was the greatest but have we not failed to build?
New Year Question: Why didn't you think to ask your questions at the end of September 2013?
[quote][p][bold]PHILISAN[/bold] wrote: New Year Questions, To the Manager : Have you got a plan; Have you brought in the players to carry it out? To the Coach : Is training a waste of time : Can you see any resulting improvement in performances? To the Chairmen : What do you think? : Have you any contingency plans? To the Fans : Are you getting value for money re entertainment? Last year was the greatest but have we not failed to build?[/p][/quote]New Year Question: Why didn't you think to ask your questions at the end of September 2013? Peter300

10:13am Thu 2 Jan 14

Peter300 says...

Matnab wrote:
As and when Wells goes, I would do no more than bting a couple of loans in. Abumber of higher earners are out of contract at the end of the season and Iit is time for City to rebuild. Just hope PPs signings will be better than last close seasons addittions.
And give credit to the players from last season who haven't been displaced by Kennedy, Yeates, Taylor and so on.
[quote][p][bold]Matnab[/bold] wrote: As and when Wells goes, I would do no more than bting a couple of loans in. Abumber of higher earners are out of contract at the end of the season and Iit is time for City to rebuild. Just hope PPs signings will be better than last close seasons addittions.[/p][/quote]And give credit to the players from last season who haven't been displaced by Kennedy, Yeates, Taylor and so on. Peter300

10:17am Thu 2 Jan 14

Peter300 says...

whisky1 wrote:
Cue finger pointing and panic. Anyone would think we were bottom 4>Lets keep a sense of perspective and stay positive rather than feed the sense of "crisis".
Well, I can only second those sentiments. But negative, doom laden fans love a crisis. It brings them out of their shell. Running around like headless chickens is their forte and, to give them their due, is what they are good at.
[quote][p][bold]whisky1[/bold] wrote: Cue finger pointing and panic. Anyone would think we were bottom 4>Lets keep a sense of perspective and stay positive rather than feed the sense of "crisis".[/p][/quote]Well, I can only second those sentiments. But negative, doom laden fans love a crisis. It brings them out of their shell. Running around like headless chickens is their forte and, to give them their due, is what they are good at. Peter300

10:19am Thu 2 Jan 14

Peter300 says...

ynotdunne wrote:
Nahki won't even sit down with the club to discuss a new deal? He wants out, a word of caution nahki, I think your soaring rep has a large portion of James Hanson attached to it! We shall see, all the best though nahki I will however wish you no luck if you jump ship to *irty Leeds
Well, how miserable can you get? I wish Nahki every success in the future. Obviously, still hope that's with City.
[quote][p][bold]ynotdunne[/bold] wrote: Nahki won't even sit down with the club to discuss a new deal? He wants out, a word of caution nahki, I think your soaring rep has a large portion of James Hanson attached to it! We shall see, all the best though nahki I will however wish you no luck if you jump ship to *irty Leeds[/p][/quote]Well, how miserable can you get? I wish Nahki every success in the future. Obviously, still hope that's with City. Peter300

10:20am Thu 2 Jan 14

Peter300 says...

bcfc1903 wrote:
Parkinson makes a great point about Wells, it would be madness to sell him with no time to get a replacement. Selling Wells is fraught with danger for the club, that is why the club should tell the player he can go in the summer if that is his wish. We've had this exact scenario before when selling Windass and JJ. We fought too hard to get into this league to put all that hard work at risk.
It will be very difficult if the player indicates he wants to join a club. Hopefully, City can negotiate good fee.
[quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: Parkinson makes a great point about Wells, it would be madness to sell him with no time to get a replacement. Selling Wells is fraught with danger for the club, that is why the club should tell the player he can go in the summer if that is his wish. We've had this exact scenario before when selling Windass and JJ. We fought too hard to get into this league to put all that hard work at risk.[/p][/quote]It will be very difficult if the player indicates he wants to join a club. Hopefully, City can negotiate good fee. Peter300

10:25am Thu 2 Jan 14

Peter300 says...

al&co wrote:
I agree that to panic is not the answer but some urgency to address our inadequacies is certainly required.
Our decline is not sudden. The failure to strengthen the squad after our promotion is now proving significant and we simply do not have the depth of talent to be a force at this level, which has been apparent over the past three months.
Parky and the board need to take the opportunity this month to strengthen in the hope that we can kick on and have a good second half to our season.
I don't think that is entirely true. Not for the first time have fans complained about the 'depth' or strength of the squad. You expect a Mac, Darby, Jones, Hanson, Wells etc. on the bench. Anyway, which other clubs have this depth in League 1? It's a difficult question, but you don't have an answer.
[quote][p][bold]al&co[/bold] wrote: I agree that to panic is not the answer but some urgency to address our inadequacies is certainly required. Our decline is not sudden. The failure to strengthen the squad after our promotion is now proving significant and we simply do not have the depth of talent to be a force at this level, which has been apparent over the past three months. Parky and the board need to take the opportunity this month to strengthen in the hope that we can kick on and have a good second half to our season.[/p][/quote]I don't think that is entirely true. Not for the first time have fans complained about the 'depth' or strength of the squad. You expect a Mac, Darby, Jones, Hanson, Wells etc. on the bench. Anyway, which other clubs have this depth in League 1? It's a difficult question, but you don't have an answer. Peter300

10:47am Thu 2 Jan 14

dannbradfc says...

I agree about not panicking but the warning lights have been flashing for some time now.

This transfer window is vital as we sit as near the relagation zone as the play-offs. I still feel where we are now is where we will finish but this is only IF we get some new bodies in and a more attacking goal threatening approach.

Our current form is relagation. yesterdays game and tranmere at home highlighted to me one of our issues. I.E. a team struggling and yet we play negatively instead of capatilising on that. In the tranmere game we played one man up top at home. and yesterday Kennedy out wide and the completely out of form and seemingly strolling about Thompson again in the side.

Parky is a safety first manager and whilst i can accept that when it yielding results, the amount of draws we have are testimony to this. All the sides apart from Rovrum play good attacking football. Whilst we don't currently have their resources playing wise, some things that could and should have been done that would allow parkys system to play/work better. The first is a right hand sided player. If your gonna play to deep non scoruing midfielders in the centre then you had better have service coming in from both flanks.

Parky as basically only attacked from one wing since he came in. We've had forwards and midfielders playing on the right and each time an attacking player for that position comes in he is soon dropped as the role does not allow for out-right attacking. The full backs, particularly darby aren't over-lapping thus Hansons strength in the air is watsed and his role becomes one of flick-on's etc. Parky only goes for it when we are losing and its the last 15. When we do play an offensive ball player he always uses them 'in the hole' which simply doesn't work. Oliver coming on in that position said it all about how parky wants to play. We are very reliant on Nahki's runs and/or set-pieces for goals. tactically we play the same way each game and have been countered very easily. been hard to beat and staying in games can work in the lower level but as we have seen it only gets you so far as quality increases.

We would have settled for mid-table and squad progression this season. However the current form is alarming. I'd also say that the squad as not coped with the injuries etc as well as we might have hoped. The new players have not progressed us imo. Thus theres a concern about parkys use of any upcoming Nahki money. I stated that the resources are limited and thats hard for Parky but he as to use this wisely. he says alot when we have recruited so many centre-halfs compared to forwards and as still to adequately resolve the right hand side in all his time at the club for me.

We had a blip last year which was blamed on so many games and distractions. That is not the case this time and is a combination of the squad available and approach for me.......




Our first team when fit are competitive
I agree about not panicking but the warning lights have been flashing for some time now. This transfer window is vital as we sit as near the relagation zone as the play-offs. I still feel where we are now is where we will finish but this is only IF we get some new bodies in and a more attacking goal threatening approach. Our current form is relagation. yesterdays game and tranmere at home highlighted to me one of our issues. I.E. a team struggling and yet we play negatively instead of capatilising on that. In the tranmere game we played one man up top at home. and yesterday Kennedy out wide and the completely out of form and seemingly strolling about Thompson again in the side. Parky is a safety first manager and whilst i can accept that when it yielding results, the amount of draws we have are testimony to this. All the sides apart from Rovrum play good attacking football. Whilst we don't currently have their resources playing wise, some things that could and should have been done that would allow parkys system to play/work better. The first is a right hand sided player. If your gonna play to deep non scoruing midfielders in the centre then you had better have service coming in from both flanks. Parky as basically only attacked from one wing since he came in. We've had forwards and midfielders playing on the right and each time an attacking player for that position comes in he is soon dropped as the role does not allow for out-right attacking. The full backs, particularly darby aren't over-lapping thus Hansons strength in the air is watsed and his role becomes one of flick-on's etc. Parky only goes for it when we are losing and its the last 15. When we do play an offensive ball player he always uses them 'in the hole' which simply doesn't work. Oliver coming on in that position said it all about how parky wants to play. We are very reliant on Nahki's runs and/or set-pieces for goals. tactically we play the same way each game and have been countered very easily. been hard to beat and staying in games can work in the lower level but as we have seen it only gets you so far as quality increases. We would have settled for mid-table and squad progression this season. However the current form is alarming. I'd also say that the squad as not coped with the injuries etc as well as we might have hoped. The new players have not progressed us imo. Thus theres a concern about parkys use of any upcoming Nahki money. I stated that the resources are limited and thats hard for Parky but he as to use this wisely. he says alot when we have recruited so many centre-halfs compared to forwards and as still to adequately resolve the right hand side in all his time at the club for me. We had a blip last year which was blamed on so many games and distractions. That is not the case this time and is a combination of the squad available and approach for me....... Our first team when fit are competitive dannbradfc

10:55am Thu 2 Jan 14

dannbradfc says...

our first team when fit are competitive but needs investment in the right areas. Too much of what as been available as been wasted. One could question why bring in Btaes for instance when Mchugh and Oliver was available. theres other examples of a waste of resources. Its a concern as is parkys unwillingness or even ability to adapt a different tactic on occasion.
our first team when fit are competitive but needs investment in the right areas. Too much of what as been available as been wasted. One could question why bring in Btaes for instance when Mchugh and Oliver was available. theres other examples of a waste of resources. Its a concern as is parkys unwillingness or even ability to adapt a different tactic on occasion. dannbradfc

11:08am Thu 2 Jan 14

whisky1 says...

dannbradfc wrote:
I agree about not panicking but the warning lights have been flashing for some time now.

This transfer window is vital as we sit as near the relagation zone as the play-offs. I still feel where we are now is where we will finish but this is only IF we get some new bodies in and a more attacking goal threatening approach.

Our current form is relagation. yesterdays game and tranmere at home highlighted to me one of our issues. I.E. a team struggling and yet we play negatively instead of capatilising on that. In the tranmere game we played one man up top at home. and yesterday Kennedy out wide and the completely out of form and seemingly strolling about Thompson again in the side.

Parky is a safety first manager and whilst i can accept that when it yielding results, the amount of draws we have are testimony to this. All the sides apart from Rovrum play good attacking football. Whilst we don't currently have their resources playing wise, some things that could and should have been done that would allow parkys system to play/work better. The first is a right hand sided player. If your gonna play to deep non scoruing midfielders in the centre then you had better have service coming in from both flanks.

Parky as basically only attacked from one wing since he came in. We've had forwards and midfielders playing on the right and each time an attacking player for that position comes in he is soon dropped as the role does not allow for out-right attacking. The full backs, particularly darby aren't over-lapping thus Hansons strength in the air is watsed and his role becomes one of flick-on's etc. Parky only goes for it when we are losing and its the last 15. When we do play an offensive ball player he always uses them 'in the hole' which simply doesn't work. Oliver coming on in that position said it all about how parky wants to play. We are very reliant on Nahki's runs and/or set-pieces for goals. tactically we play the same way each game and have been countered very easily. been hard to beat and staying in games can work in the lower level but as we have seen it only gets you so far as quality increases.

We would have settled for mid-table and squad progression this season. However the current form is alarming. I'd also say that the squad as not coped with the injuries etc as well as we might have hoped. The new players have not progressed us imo. Thus theres a concern about parkys use of any upcoming Nahki money. I stated that the resources are limited and thats hard for Parky but he as to use this wisely. he says alot when we have recruited so many centre-halfs compared to forwards and as still to adequately resolve the right hand side in all his time at the club for me.

We had a blip last year which was blamed on so many games and distractions. That is not the case this time and is a combination of the squad available and approach for me.......




Our first team when fit are competitive
Consistently playing two attacking widemen is not negative infact you could make a case for Parky not packing the midfield when we come up against sides playing an extra man or two in there. No attacking full backs...Mez is great going forward its his strength and he often gets beyond Reid. His form and that of Reid has dipped but they were a large part of our success when we were flying. Darby is more conservative granted. Its obvious we need to freshen up but don't throw the nipper out with the bath water
[quote][p][bold]dannbradfc[/bold] wrote: I agree about not panicking but the warning lights have been flashing for some time now. This transfer window is vital as we sit as near the relagation zone as the play-offs. I still feel where we are now is where we will finish but this is only IF we get some new bodies in and a more attacking goal threatening approach. Our current form is relagation. yesterdays game and tranmere at home highlighted to me one of our issues. I.E. a team struggling and yet we play negatively instead of capatilising on that. In the tranmere game we played one man up top at home. and yesterday Kennedy out wide and the completely out of form and seemingly strolling about Thompson again in the side. Parky is a safety first manager and whilst i can accept that when it yielding results, the amount of draws we have are testimony to this. All the sides apart from Rovrum play good attacking football. Whilst we don't currently have their resources playing wise, some things that could and should have been done that would allow parkys system to play/work better. The first is a right hand sided player. If your gonna play to deep non scoruing midfielders in the centre then you had better have service coming in from both flanks. Parky as basically only attacked from one wing since he came in. We've had forwards and midfielders playing on the right and each time an attacking player for that position comes in he is soon dropped as the role does not allow for out-right attacking. The full backs, particularly darby aren't over-lapping thus Hansons strength in the air is watsed and his role becomes one of flick-on's etc. Parky only goes for it when we are losing and its the last 15. When we do play an offensive ball player he always uses them 'in the hole' which simply doesn't work. Oliver coming on in that position said it all about how parky wants to play. We are very reliant on Nahki's runs and/or set-pieces for goals. tactically we play the same way each game and have been countered very easily. been hard to beat and staying in games can work in the lower level but as we have seen it only gets you so far as quality increases. We would have settled for mid-table and squad progression this season. However the current form is alarming. I'd also say that the squad as not coped with the injuries etc as well as we might have hoped. The new players have not progressed us imo. Thus theres a concern about parkys use of any upcoming Nahki money. I stated that the resources are limited and thats hard for Parky but he as to use this wisely. he says alot when we have recruited so many centre-halfs compared to forwards and as still to adequately resolve the right hand side in all his time at the club for me. We had a blip last year which was blamed on so many games and distractions. That is not the case this time and is a combination of the squad available and approach for me....... Our first team when fit are competitive[/p][/quote]Consistently playing two attacking widemen is not negative infact you could make a case for Parky not packing the midfield when we come up against sides playing an extra man or two in there. No attacking full backs...Mez is great going forward its his strength and he often gets beyond Reid. His form and that of Reid has dipped but they were a large part of our success when we were flying. Darby is more conservative granted. Its obvious we need to freshen up but don't throw the nipper out with the bath water whisky1

11:08am Thu 2 Jan 14

Olivermac says...

PHILISAN wrote:
New Year Questions,
To the Manager : Have you got a plan; Have you brought in the players to carry it out?
To the Coach : Is training a waste of time : Can you see any resulting improvement in performances?
To the Chairmen : What do you think? : Have you any contingency plans?
To the Fans : Are you getting value for money re entertainment?
Last year was the greatest but have we not failed to build?
I agree that all your questions need to be answered ,unfortunatly you will not get the answers from any of the management because they have no idea what to do last years money has already gone back in to the back pocket Parky has lost the plot he has over aged players in abundance and as I stated previously PP is hoping to get out of Jail with a 17 year old youth team player and a 20 year old none pro, and he is now trying to sign a part time goalkeeper from Harrogate Town Parky should return all the monies to the 1,050 supporters who attended yesterday's alleged football match in which City did not turn up . My message to the Chairman is just watch the attendances fall we will be back to the 4,000 gates if something is not addressed very quickly Parky needs to look at his coaching team and himself has he lost the dressing room because it certainly looks that way to me.
[quote][p][bold]PHILISAN[/bold] wrote: New Year Questions, To the Manager : Have you got a plan; Have you brought in the players to carry it out? To the Coach : Is training a waste of time : Can you see any resulting improvement in performances? To the Chairmen : What do you think? : Have you any contingency plans? To the Fans : Are you getting value for money re entertainment? Last year was the greatest but have we not failed to build?[/p][/quote]I agree that all your questions need to be answered ,unfortunatly you will not get the answers from any of the management because they have no idea what to do last years money has already gone back in to the back pocket Parky has lost the plot he has over aged players in abundance and as I stated previously PP is hoping to get out of Jail with a 17 year old youth team player and a 20 year old none pro, and he is now trying to sign a part time goalkeeper from Harrogate Town Parky should return all the monies to the 1,050 supporters who attended yesterday's alleged football match in which City did not turn up . My message to the Chairman is just watch the attendances fall we will be back to the 4,000 gates if something is not addressed very quickly Parky needs to look at his coaching team and himself has he lost the dressing room because it certainly looks that way to me. Olivermac

11:09am Thu 2 Jan 14

whisky1 says...

dannbradfc wrote:
I agree about not panicking but the warning lights have been flashing for some time now.

This transfer window is vital as we sit as near the relagation zone as the play-offs. I still feel where we are now is where we will finish but this is only IF we get some new bodies in and a more attacking goal threatening approach.

Our current form is relagation. yesterdays game and tranmere at home highlighted to me one of our issues. I.E. a team struggling and yet we play negatively instead of capatilising on that. In the tranmere game we played one man up top at home. and yesterday Kennedy out wide and the completely out of form and seemingly strolling about Thompson again in the side.

Parky is a safety first manager and whilst i can accept that when it yielding results, the amount of draws we have are testimony to this. All the sides apart from Rovrum play good attacking football. Whilst we don't currently have their resources playing wise, some things that could and should have been done that would allow parkys system to play/work better. The first is a right hand sided player. If your gonna play to deep non scoruing midfielders in the centre then you had better have service coming in from both flanks.

Parky as basically only attacked from one wing since he came in. We've had forwards and midfielders playing on the right and each time an attacking player for that position comes in he is soon dropped as the role does not allow for out-right attacking. The full backs, particularly darby aren't over-lapping thus Hansons strength in the air is watsed and his role becomes one of flick-on's etc. Parky only goes for it when we are losing and its the last 15. When we do play an offensive ball player he always uses them 'in the hole' which simply doesn't work. Oliver coming on in that position said it all about how parky wants to play. We are very reliant on Nahki's runs and/or set-pieces for goals. tactically we play the same way each game and have been countered very easily. been hard to beat and staying in games can work in the lower level but as we have seen it only gets you so far as quality increases.

We would have settled for mid-table and squad progression this season. However the current form is alarming. I'd also say that the squad as not coped with the injuries etc as well as we might have hoped. The new players have not progressed us imo. Thus theres a concern about parkys use of any upcoming Nahki money. I stated that the resources are limited and thats hard for Parky but he as to use this wisely. he says alot when we have recruited so many centre-halfs compared to forwards and as still to adequately resolve the right hand side in all his time at the club for me.

We had a blip last year which was blamed on so many games and distractions. That is not the case this time and is a combination of the squad available and approach for me.......




Our first team when fit are competitive
Consistently playing two attacking widemen is not negative infact you could make a case for Parky not packing the midfield when we come up against sides playing an extra man or two in there. No attacking full backs...Mez is great going forward its his strength and he often gets beyond Reid. His form and that of Reid has dipped but they were a large part of our success when we were flying. Darby is more conservative granted. Its obvious we need to freshen up but don't throw the nipper out with the bath water
[quote][p][bold]dannbradfc[/bold] wrote: I agree about not panicking but the warning lights have been flashing for some time now. This transfer window is vital as we sit as near the relagation zone as the play-offs. I still feel where we are now is where we will finish but this is only IF we get some new bodies in and a more attacking goal threatening approach. Our current form is relagation. yesterdays game and tranmere at home highlighted to me one of our issues. I.E. a team struggling and yet we play negatively instead of capatilising on that. In the tranmere game we played one man up top at home. and yesterday Kennedy out wide and the completely out of form and seemingly strolling about Thompson again in the side. Parky is a safety first manager and whilst i can accept that when it yielding results, the amount of draws we have are testimony to this. All the sides apart from Rovrum play good attacking football. Whilst we don't currently have their resources playing wise, some things that could and should have been done that would allow parkys system to play/work better. The first is a right hand sided player. If your gonna play to deep non scoruing midfielders in the centre then you had better have service coming in from both flanks. Parky as basically only attacked from one wing since he came in. We've had forwards and midfielders playing on the right and each time an attacking player for that position comes in he is soon dropped as the role does not allow for out-right attacking. The full backs, particularly darby aren't over-lapping thus Hansons strength in the air is watsed and his role becomes one of flick-on's etc. Parky only goes for it when we are losing and its the last 15. When we do play an offensive ball player he always uses them 'in the hole' which simply doesn't work. Oliver coming on in that position said it all about how parky wants to play. We are very reliant on Nahki's runs and/or set-pieces for goals. tactically we play the same way each game and have been countered very easily. been hard to beat and staying in games can work in the lower level but as we have seen it only gets you so far as quality increases. We would have settled for mid-table and squad progression this season. However the current form is alarming. I'd also say that the squad as not coped with the injuries etc as well as we might have hoped. The new players have not progressed us imo. Thus theres a concern about parkys use of any upcoming Nahki money. I stated that the resources are limited and thats hard for Parky but he as to use this wisely. he says alot when we have recruited so many centre-halfs compared to forwards and as still to adequately resolve the right hand side in all his time at the club for me. We had a blip last year which was blamed on so many games and distractions. That is not the case this time and is a combination of the squad available and approach for me....... Our first team when fit are competitive[/p][/quote]Consistently playing two attacking widemen is not negative infact you could make a case for Parky not packing the midfield when we come up against sides playing an extra man or two in there. No attacking full backs...Mez is great going forward its his strength and he often gets beyond Reid. His form and that of Reid has dipped but they were a large part of our success when we were flying. Darby is more conservative granted. Its obvious we need to freshen up but don't throw the nipper out with the bath water whisky1

11:29am Thu 2 Jan 14

lawsonio123 says...

Mr Parkinson I back you at all times But Please stop making excuses and get on with the Job Happy new year to you
Mr Parkinson I back you at all times But Please stop making excuses and get on with the Job Happy new year to you lawsonio123

11:29am Thu 2 Jan 14

Prisoner Cell Block A says...

bcfc1903 wrote:
Parkinson makes a great point about Wells, it would be madness to sell him with no time to get a replacement. Selling Wells is fraught with danger for the club, that is why the club should tell the player he can go in the summer if that is his wish. We've had this exact scenario before when selling Windass and JJ. We fought too hard to get into this league to put all that hard work at risk.
We? I agree it has been hard on the supporters but the man coming under fire, PP, fought harder than anyone last season to get us into this league, now is the time for us to back him and his players and let them work out the best way forward. He won't want to let all that hard work go to waste and damage his reputation.

I also think some of the players need to have a long hard think about the shifts they are putting in. Are they really doing enough, knowing that the options for change aren't really available?
[quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: Parkinson makes a great point about Wells, it would be madness to sell him with no time to get a replacement. Selling Wells is fraught with danger for the club, that is why the club should tell the player he can go in the summer if that is his wish. We've had this exact scenario before when selling Windass and JJ. We fought too hard to get into this league to put all that hard work at risk.[/p][/quote]We? I agree it has been hard on the supporters but the man coming under fire, PP, fought harder than anyone last season to get us into this league, now is the time for us to back him and his players and let them work out the best way forward. He won't want to let all that hard work go to waste and damage his reputation. I also think some of the players need to have a long hard think about the shifts they are putting in. Are they really doing enough, knowing that the options for change aren't really available? Prisoner Cell Block A

11:34am Thu 2 Jan 14

whisky1 says...

dannbradfc wrote:
I agree about not panicking but the warning lights have been flashing for some time now.

This transfer window is vital as we sit as near the relagation zone as the play-offs. I still feel where we are now is where we will finish but this is only IF we get some new bodies in and a more attacking goal threatening approach.

Our current form is relagation. yesterdays game and tranmere at home highlighted to me one of our issues. I.E. a team struggling and yet we play negatively instead of capatilising on that. In the tranmere game we played one man up top at home. and yesterday Kennedy out wide and the completely out of form and seemingly strolling about Thompson again in the side.

Parky is a safety first manager and whilst i can accept that when it yielding results, the amount of draws we have are testimony to this. All the sides apart from Rovrum play good attacking football. Whilst we don't currently have their resources playing wise, some things that could and should have been done that would allow parkys system to play/work better. The first is a right hand sided player. If your gonna play to deep non scoruing midfielders in the centre then you had better have service coming in from both flanks.

Parky as basically only attacked from one wing since he came in. We've had forwards and midfielders playing on the right and each time an attacking player for that position comes in he is soon dropped as the role does not allow for out-right attacking. The full backs, particularly darby aren't over-lapping thus Hansons strength in the air is watsed and his role becomes one of flick-on's etc. Parky only goes for it when we are losing and its the last 15. When we do play an offensive ball player he always uses them 'in the hole' which simply doesn't work. Oliver coming on in that position said it all about how parky wants to play. We are very reliant on Nahki's runs and/or set-pieces for goals. tactically we play the same way each game and have been countered very easily. been hard to beat and staying in games can work in the lower level but as we have seen it only gets you so far as quality increases.

We would have settled for mid-table and squad progression this season. However the current form is alarming. I'd also say that the squad as not coped with the injuries etc as well as we might have hoped. The new players have not progressed us imo. Thus theres a concern about parkys use of any upcoming Nahki money. I stated that the resources are limited and thats hard for Parky but he as to use this wisely. he says alot when we have recruited so many centre-halfs compared to forwards and as still to adequately resolve the right hand side in all his time at the club for me.

We had a blip last year which was blamed on so many games and distractions. That is not the case this time and is a combination of the squad available and approach for me.......




Our first team when fit are competitive
Parky is far from negative. Playing too attack minded widemen rather than packing the midfield is a brave approach and you could conversely make a strong argument that we should match teams up who playing an extra man or 2 in midfield. Similarly Mez is a good attacking full back (some would say this is his strength rather than his defending). His form with Reidy was a big part of our early season success. Granted Darby is more conservative. Some tinkering is needed but no need to throw the baby out with the bath water.
[quote][p][bold]dannbradfc[/bold] wrote: I agree about not panicking but the warning lights have been flashing for some time now. This transfer window is vital as we sit as near the relagation zone as the play-offs. I still feel where we are now is where we will finish but this is only IF we get some new bodies in and a more attacking goal threatening approach. Our current form is relagation. yesterdays game and tranmere at home highlighted to me one of our issues. I.E. a team struggling and yet we play negatively instead of capatilising on that. In the tranmere game we played one man up top at home. and yesterday Kennedy out wide and the completely out of form and seemingly strolling about Thompson again in the side. Parky is a safety first manager and whilst i can accept that when it yielding results, the amount of draws we have are testimony to this. All the sides apart from Rovrum play good attacking football. Whilst we don't currently have their resources playing wise, some things that could and should have been done that would allow parkys system to play/work better. The first is a right hand sided player. If your gonna play to deep non scoruing midfielders in the centre then you had better have service coming in from both flanks. Parky as basically only attacked from one wing since he came in. We've had forwards and midfielders playing on the right and each time an attacking player for that position comes in he is soon dropped as the role does not allow for out-right attacking. The full backs, particularly darby aren't over-lapping thus Hansons strength in the air is watsed and his role becomes one of flick-on's etc. Parky only goes for it when we are losing and its the last 15. When we do play an offensive ball player he always uses them 'in the hole' which simply doesn't work. Oliver coming on in that position said it all about how parky wants to play. We are very reliant on Nahki's runs and/or set-pieces for goals. tactically we play the same way each game and have been countered very easily. been hard to beat and staying in games can work in the lower level but as we have seen it only gets you so far as quality increases. We would have settled for mid-table and squad progression this season. However the current form is alarming. I'd also say that the squad as not coped with the injuries etc as well as we might have hoped. The new players have not progressed us imo. Thus theres a concern about parkys use of any upcoming Nahki money. I stated that the resources are limited and thats hard for Parky but he as to use this wisely. he says alot when we have recruited so many centre-halfs compared to forwards and as still to adequately resolve the right hand side in all his time at the club for me. We had a blip last year which was blamed on so many games and distractions. That is not the case this time and is a combination of the squad available and approach for me....... Our first team when fit are competitive[/p][/quote]Parky is far from negative. Playing too attack minded widemen rather than packing the midfield is a brave approach and you could conversely make a strong argument that we should match teams up who playing an extra man or 2 in midfield. Similarly Mez is a good attacking full back (some would say this is his strength rather than his defending). His form with Reidy was a big part of our early season success. Granted Darby is more conservative. Some tinkering is needed but no need to throw the baby out with the bath water. whisky1

11:53am Thu 2 Jan 14

al&co says...

Hello Peter300!
Thanks for the response to my post. I think you are trying to make a fair point.
I have often read your comments on here and tried to understand your points. I have also read the ridicule that you receive from some quarters and I will endeavour to answer you in a respectful manner.
Let me try and answer the points you raise:
1. Re the strength of other squads in league one - looking at the league table and having seen every game his season, it seems to me that there are several teams above us with stonger squads and I think you would agree that we should try and strengthen in order to halt our slide down the table and hopefully challenge the teams above us.
2. For you to say that I pose a difficult question but without having an answer is difficult for me to understand really. The point I raise is quite simply that we failed to adequately recruit on the back of our success last season, in readiness for playing at a higher level and as a result, our squad is finding it difficult to cope. I think the answer to that is to strengthen sooner rather an later.
I just want us to do better and I honestly believe that with some sensible recruitment in January we are capable of saving our season.
Thank you for expressing your view. I hope I have responded appropriately.
All the best for 2014......
Hello Peter300! Thanks for the response to my post. I think you are trying to make a fair point. I have often read your comments on here and tried to understand your points. I have also read the ridicule that you receive from some quarters and I will endeavour to answer you in a respectful manner. Let me try and answer the points you raise: 1. Re the strength of other squads in league one - looking at the league table and having seen every game his season, it seems to me that there are several teams above us with stonger squads and I think you would agree that we should try and strengthen in order to halt our slide down the table and hopefully challenge the teams above us. 2. For you to say that I pose a difficult question but without having an answer is difficult for me to understand really. The point I raise is quite simply that we failed to adequately recruit on the back of our success last season, in readiness for playing at a higher level and as a result, our squad is finding it difficult to cope. I think the answer to that is to strengthen sooner rather an later. I just want us to do better and I honestly believe that with some sensible recruitment in January we are capable of saving our season. Thank you for expressing your view. I hope I have responded appropriately. All the best for 2014...... al&co

12:02pm Thu 2 Jan 14

shaun from richmond says...

whisky1 wrote:
dannbradfc wrote:
I agree about not panicking but the warning lights have been flashing for some time now.

This transfer window is vital as we sit as near the relagation zone as the play-offs. I still feel where we are now is where we will finish but this is only IF we get some new bodies in and a more attacking goal threatening approach.

Our current form is relagation. yesterdays game and tranmere at home highlighted to me one of our issues. I.E. a team struggling and yet we play negatively instead of capatilising on that. In the tranmere game we played one man up top at home. and yesterday Kennedy out wide and the completely out of form and seemingly strolling about Thompson again in the side.

Parky is a safety first manager and whilst i can accept that when it yielding results, the amount of draws we have are testimony to this. All the sides apart from Rovrum play good attacking football. Whilst we don't currently have their resources playing wise, some things that could and should have been done that would allow parkys system to play/work better. The first is a right hand sided player. If your gonna play to deep non scoruing midfielders in the centre then you had better have service coming in from both flanks.

Parky as basically only attacked from one wing since he came in. We've had forwards and midfielders playing on the right and each time an attacking player for that position comes in he is soon dropped as the role does not allow for out-right attacking. The full backs, particularly darby aren't over-lapping thus Hansons strength in the air is watsed and his role becomes one of flick-on's etc. Parky only goes for it when we are losing and its the last 15. When we do play an offensive ball player he always uses them 'in the hole' which simply doesn't work. Oliver coming on in that position said it all about how parky wants to play. We are very reliant on Nahki's runs and/or set-pieces for goals. tactically we play the same way each game and have been countered very easily. been hard to beat and staying in games can work in the lower level but as we have seen it only gets you so far as quality increases.

We would have settled for mid-table and squad progression this season. However the current form is alarming. I'd also say that the squad as not coped with the injuries etc as well as we might have hoped. The new players have not progressed us imo. Thus theres a concern about parkys use of any upcoming Nahki money. I stated that the resources are limited and thats hard for Parky but he as to use this wisely. he says alot when we have recruited so many centre-halfs compared to forwards and as still to adequately resolve the right hand side in all his time at the club for me.

We had a blip last year which was blamed on so many games and distractions. That is not the case this time and is a combination of the squad available and approach for me.......




Our first team when fit are competitive
Parky is far from negative. Playing too attack minded widemen rather than packing the midfield is a brave approach and you could conversely make a strong argument that we should match teams up who playing an extra man or 2 in midfield. Similarly Mez is a good attacking full back (some would say this is his strength rather than his defending). His form with Reidy was a big part of our early season success. Granted Darby is more conservative. Some tinkering is needed but no need to throw the baby out with the bath water.
PARKY has had a good run......The "HOOF IT" style worked last year. Hes has been found out!.......Lets be honest anyone of us "so called experts" could set up a team to beat CITY!.
I WOULD NOT TRUST PARKY with another penny.....Get the money for Wells and Bank It.....Davies return will keep us in this division and that will give us time to get a Manger who doesn't live in the "Dark Ages" ie (Parky, Peter Taylor).
I like the look of that Burton manager.....they played some smashing stuff last year,on a very small budget!.
[quote][p][bold]whisky1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dannbradfc[/bold] wrote: I agree about not panicking but the warning lights have been flashing for some time now. This transfer window is vital as we sit as near the relagation zone as the play-offs. I still feel where we are now is where we will finish but this is only IF we get some new bodies in and a more attacking goal threatening approach. Our current form is relagation. yesterdays game and tranmere at home highlighted to me one of our issues. I.E. a team struggling and yet we play negatively instead of capatilising on that. In the tranmere game we played one man up top at home. and yesterday Kennedy out wide and the completely out of form and seemingly strolling about Thompson again in the side. Parky is a safety first manager and whilst i can accept that when it yielding results, the amount of draws we have are testimony to this. All the sides apart from Rovrum play good attacking football. Whilst we don't currently have their resources playing wise, some things that could and should have been done that would allow parkys system to play/work better. The first is a right hand sided player. If your gonna play to deep non scoruing midfielders in the centre then you had better have service coming in from both flanks. Parky as basically only attacked from one wing since he came in. We've had forwards and midfielders playing on the right and each time an attacking player for that position comes in he is soon dropped as the role does not allow for out-right attacking. The full backs, particularly darby aren't over-lapping thus Hansons strength in the air is watsed and his role becomes one of flick-on's etc. Parky only goes for it when we are losing and its the last 15. When we do play an offensive ball player he always uses them 'in the hole' which simply doesn't work. Oliver coming on in that position said it all about how parky wants to play. We are very reliant on Nahki's runs and/or set-pieces for goals. tactically we play the same way each game and have been countered very easily. been hard to beat and staying in games can work in the lower level but as we have seen it only gets you so far as quality increases. We would have settled for mid-table and squad progression this season. However the current form is alarming. I'd also say that the squad as not coped with the injuries etc as well as we might have hoped. The new players have not progressed us imo. Thus theres a concern about parkys use of any upcoming Nahki money. I stated that the resources are limited and thats hard for Parky but he as to use this wisely. he says alot when we have recruited so many centre-halfs compared to forwards and as still to adequately resolve the right hand side in all his time at the club for me. We had a blip last year which was blamed on so many games and distractions. That is not the case this time and is a combination of the squad available and approach for me....... Our first team when fit are competitive[/p][/quote]Parky is far from negative. Playing too attack minded widemen rather than packing the midfield is a brave approach and you could conversely make a strong argument that we should match teams up who playing an extra man or 2 in midfield. Similarly Mez is a good attacking full back (some would say this is his strength rather than his defending). His form with Reidy was a big part of our early season success. Granted Darby is more conservative. Some tinkering is needed but no need to throw the baby out with the bath water.[/p][/quote]PARKY has had a good run......The "HOOF IT" style worked last year. Hes has been found out!.......Lets be honest anyone of us "so called experts" could set up a team to beat CITY!. I WOULD NOT TRUST PARKY with another penny.....Get the money for Wells and Bank It.....Davies return will keep us in this division and that will give us time to get a Manger who doesn't live in the "Dark Ages" ie (Parky, Peter Taylor). I like the look of that Burton manager.....they played some smashing stuff last year,on a very small budget!. shaun from richmond

12:03pm Thu 2 Jan 14

Oldclogger says...

Heavy pitch my ar#e !! Try playing football on the Council pitches in Bradford for a season. Even at amateur level you lose the ball ...you battle to get it back. The biggest disappointment with the Notts County performance was a total lack of heart and battling desire for the club. Ironically one County fan on BBC Nottingham described City as terrible.1,050 Bradford fans would put it a bit stronger than that.
Heavy pitch my ar#e !! Try playing football on the Council pitches in Bradford for a season. Even at amateur level you lose the ball ...you battle to get it back. The biggest disappointment with the Notts County performance was a total lack of heart and battling desire for the club. Ironically one County fan on BBC Nottingham described City as terrible.1,050 Bradford fans would put it a bit stronger than that. Oldclogger

12:06pm Thu 2 Jan 14

shaun from richmond says...

Peter300 wrote:
whisky1 wrote:
Cue finger pointing and panic. Anyone would think we were bottom 4>Lets keep a sense of perspective and stay positive rather than feed the sense of "crisis".
Well, I can only second those sentiments. But negative, doom laden fans love a crisis. It brings them out of their shell. Running around like headless chickens is their forte and, to give them their due, is what they are good at.
Hope you havnt been doing too much running!..down to SKIPTON LIBRARY!!
Try going to a game, you may well change your opinion!!
[quote][p][bold]Peter300[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]whisky1[/bold] wrote: Cue finger pointing and panic. Anyone would think we were bottom 4>Lets keep a sense of perspective and stay positive rather than feed the sense of "crisis".[/p][/quote]Well, I can only second those sentiments. But negative, doom laden fans love a crisis. It brings them out of their shell. Running around like headless chickens is their forte and, to give them their due, is what they are good at.[/p][/quote]Hope you havnt been doing too much running!..down to SKIPTON LIBRARY!! Try going to a game, you may well change your opinion!! shaun from richmond

12:23pm Thu 2 Jan 14

whisky1 says...

shaun from richmond wrote:
whisky1 wrote:
dannbradfc wrote:
I agree about not panicking but the warning lights have been flashing for some time now.

This transfer window is vital as we sit as near the relagation zone as the play-offs. I still feel where we are now is where we will finish but this is only IF we get some new bodies in and a more attacking goal threatening approach.

Our current form is relagation. yesterdays game and tranmere at home highlighted to me one of our issues. I.E. a team struggling and yet we play negatively instead of capatilising on that. In the tranmere game we played one man up top at home. and yesterday Kennedy out wide and the completely out of form and seemingly strolling about Thompson again in the side.

Parky is a safety first manager and whilst i can accept that when it yielding results, the amount of draws we have are testimony to this. All the sides apart from Rovrum play good attacking football. Whilst we don't currently have their resources playing wise, some things that could and should have been done that would allow parkys system to play/work better. The first is a right hand sided player. If your gonna play to deep non scoruing midfielders in the centre then you had better have service coming in from both flanks.

Parky as basically only attacked from one wing since he came in. We've had forwards and midfielders playing on the right and each time an attacking player for that position comes in he is soon dropped as the role does not allow for out-right attacking. The full backs, particularly darby aren't over-lapping thus Hansons strength in the air is watsed and his role becomes one of flick-on's etc. Parky only goes for it when we are losing and its the last 15. When we do play an offensive ball player he always uses them 'in the hole' which simply doesn't work. Oliver coming on in that position said it all about how parky wants to play. We are very reliant on Nahki's runs and/or set-pieces for goals. tactically we play the same way each game and have been countered very easily. been hard to beat and staying in games can work in the lower level but as we have seen it only gets you so far as quality increases.

We would have settled for mid-table and squad progression this season. However the current form is alarming. I'd also say that the squad as not coped with the injuries etc as well as we might have hoped. The new players have not progressed us imo. Thus theres a concern about parkys use of any upcoming Nahki money. I stated that the resources are limited and thats hard for Parky but he as to use this wisely. he says alot when we have recruited so many centre-halfs compared to forwards and as still to adequately resolve the right hand side in all his time at the club for me.

We had a blip last year which was blamed on so many games and distractions. That is not the case this time and is a combination of the squad available and approach for me.......




Our first team when fit are competitive
Parky is far from negative. Playing too attack minded widemen rather than packing the midfield is a brave approach and you could conversely make a strong argument that we should match teams up who playing an extra man or 2 in midfield. Similarly Mez is a good attacking full back (some would say this is his strength rather than his defending). His form with Reidy was a big part of our early season success. Granted Darby is more conservative. Some tinkering is needed but no need to throw the baby out with the bath water.
PARKY has had a good run......The "HOOF IT" style worked last year. Hes has been found out!.......Lets be honest anyone of us "so called experts" could set up a team to beat CITY!.
I WOULD NOT TRUST PARKY with another penny.....Get the money for Wells and Bank It.....Davies return will keep us in this division and that will give us time to get a Manger who doesn't live in the "Dark Ages" ie (Parky, Peter Taylor).
I like the look of that Burton manager.....they played some smashing stuff last year,on a very small budget!.
You are the master of overstated criticism. Parky has used what resources he had efficiently and helped us to turn the corner. His pre season signings this time round have not come off so far but its difficult to find fault with the majority of his acquisitions.
[quote][p][bold]shaun from richmond[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]whisky1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dannbradfc[/bold] wrote: I agree about not panicking but the warning lights have been flashing for some time now. This transfer window is vital as we sit as near the relagation zone as the play-offs. I still feel where we are now is where we will finish but this is only IF we get some new bodies in and a more attacking goal threatening approach. Our current form is relagation. yesterdays game and tranmere at home highlighted to me one of our issues. I.E. a team struggling and yet we play negatively instead of capatilising on that. In the tranmere game we played one man up top at home. and yesterday Kennedy out wide and the completely out of form and seemingly strolling about Thompson again in the side. Parky is a safety first manager and whilst i can accept that when it yielding results, the amount of draws we have are testimony to this. All the sides apart from Rovrum play good attacking football. Whilst we don't currently have their resources playing wise, some things that could and should have been done that would allow parkys system to play/work better. The first is a right hand sided player. If your gonna play to deep non scoruing midfielders in the centre then you had better have service coming in from both flanks. Parky as basically only attacked from one wing since he came in. We've had forwards and midfielders playing on the right and each time an attacking player for that position comes in he is soon dropped as the role does not allow for out-right attacking. The full backs, particularly darby aren't over-lapping thus Hansons strength in the air is watsed and his role becomes one of flick-on's etc. Parky only goes for it when we are losing and its the last 15. When we do play an offensive ball player he always uses them 'in the hole' which simply doesn't work. Oliver coming on in that position said it all about how parky wants to play. We are very reliant on Nahki's runs and/or set-pieces for goals. tactically we play the same way each game and have been countered very easily. been hard to beat and staying in games can work in the lower level but as we have seen it only gets you so far as quality increases. We would have settled for mid-table and squad progression this season. However the current form is alarming. I'd also say that the squad as not coped with the injuries etc as well as we might have hoped. The new players have not progressed us imo. Thus theres a concern about parkys use of any upcoming Nahki money. I stated that the resources are limited and thats hard for Parky but he as to use this wisely. he says alot when we have recruited so many centre-halfs compared to forwards and as still to adequately resolve the right hand side in all his time at the club for me. We had a blip last year which was blamed on so many games and distractions. That is not the case this time and is a combination of the squad available and approach for me....... Our first team when fit are competitive[/p][/quote]Parky is far from negative. Playing too attack minded widemen rather than packing the midfield is a brave approach and you could conversely make a strong argument that we should match teams up who playing an extra man or 2 in midfield. Similarly Mez is a good attacking full back (some would say this is his strength rather than his defending). His form with Reidy was a big part of our early season success. Granted Darby is more conservative. Some tinkering is needed but no need to throw the baby out with the bath water.[/p][/quote]PARKY has had a good run......The "HOOF IT" style worked last year. Hes has been found out!.......Lets be honest anyone of us "so called experts" could set up a team to beat CITY!. I WOULD NOT TRUST PARKY with another penny.....Get the money for Wells and Bank It.....Davies return will keep us in this division and that will give us time to get a Manger who doesn't live in the "Dark Ages" ie (Parky, Peter Taylor). I like the look of that Burton manager.....they played some smashing stuff last year,on a very small budget!.[/p][/quote]You are the master of overstated criticism. Parky has used what resources he had efficiently and helped us to turn the corner. His pre season signings this time round have not come off so far but its difficult to find fault with the majority of his acquisitions. whisky1

12:25pm Thu 2 Jan 14

whisky1 says...

Oldclogger wrote:
Heavy pitch my ar#e !! Try playing football on the Council pitches in Bradford for a season. Even at amateur level you lose the ball ...you battle to get it back. The biggest disappointment with the Notts County performance was a total lack of heart and battling desire for the club. Ironically one County fan on BBC Nottingham described City as terrible.1,050 Bradford fans would put it a bit stronger than that.
Listen on the beeb to Sean Derry who said City kept pressing right to the end battled hard and 3 nowt flattered them
[quote][p][bold]Oldclogger[/bold] wrote: Heavy pitch my ar#e !! Try playing football on the Council pitches in Bradford for a season. Even at amateur level you lose the ball ...you battle to get it back. The biggest disappointment with the Notts County performance was a total lack of heart and battling desire for the club. Ironically one County fan on BBC Nottingham described City as terrible.1,050 Bradford fans would put it a bit stronger than that.[/p][/quote]Listen on the beeb to Sean Derry who said City kept pressing right to the end battled hard and 3 nowt flattered them whisky1

12:28pm Thu 2 Jan 14

dannbradfc says...

whisky1 wrote:
dannbradfc wrote:
I agree about not panicking but the warning lights have been flashing for some time now.

This transfer window is vital as we sit as near the relagation zone as the play-offs. I still feel where we are now is where we will finish but this is only IF we get some new bodies in and a more attacking goal threatening approach.

Our current form is relagation. yesterdays game and tranmere at home highlighted to me one of our issues. I.E. a team struggling and yet we play negatively instead of capatilising on that. In the tranmere game we played one man up top at home. and yesterday Kennedy out wide and the completely out of form and seemingly strolling about Thompson again in the side.

Parky is a safety first manager and whilst i can accept that when it yielding results, the amount of draws we have are testimony to this. All the sides apart from Rovrum play good attacking football. Whilst we don't currently have their resources playing wise, some things that could and should have been done that would allow parkys system to play/work better. The first is a right hand sided player. If your gonna play to deep non scoruing midfielders in the centre then you had better have service coming in from both flanks.

Parky as basically only attacked from one wing since he came in. We've had forwards and midfielders playing on the right and each time an attacking player for that position comes in he is soon dropped as the role does not allow for out-right attacking. The full backs, particularly darby aren't over-lapping thus Hansons strength in the air is watsed and his role becomes one of flick-on's etc. Parky only goes for it when we are losing and its the last 15. When we do play an offensive ball player he always uses them 'in the hole' which simply doesn't work. Oliver coming on in that position said it all about how parky wants to play. We are very reliant on Nahki's runs and/or set-pieces for goals. tactically we play the same way each game and have been countered very easily. been hard to beat and staying in games can work in the lower level but as we have seen it only gets you so far as quality increases.

We would have settled for mid-table and squad progression this season. However the current form is alarming. I'd also say that the squad as not coped with the injuries etc as well as we might have hoped. The new players have not progressed us imo. Thus theres a concern about parkys use of any upcoming Nahki money. I stated that the resources are limited and thats hard for Parky but he as to use this wisely. he says alot when we have recruited so many centre-halfs compared to forwards and as still to adequately resolve the right hand side in all his time at the club for me.

We had a blip last year which was blamed on so many games and distractions. That is not the case this time and is a combination of the squad available and approach for me.......




Our first team when fit are competitive
Consistently playing two attacking widemen is not negative infact you could make a case for Parky not packing the midfield when we come up against sides playing an extra man or two in there. No attacking full backs...Mez is great going forward its his strength and he often gets beyond Reid. His form and that of Reid has dipped but they were a large part of our success when we were flying. Darby is more conservative granted. Its obvious we need to freshen up but don't throw the nipper out with the bath water
How many times does this attacking wide right player you believe is playing beat a man and/or even get a cross in? Once or twice is not enough when you are also playing two deep sitting central midfielders.

Why is it Reid is doubled up on? And when he is why isn;t the crosses coming in from the right?

Why have rovrum nilled us in the last 4 games against them? Why because Evans doubles up on Ried in the knowledge nothing comes from the right.

I acknowldeged that Meredith does on occasion overlap but this is not a consistent tactic.

You also actually support one of my points raised when you ask why parky doesn't put an extra midfield player in there when the need requires i.e. do something different. The rovrum situation is the perfect example whereby Evans as a way of beating us yet we played the same way as the previous three times. Other teams no we offer little from the right. Even yesterday they doubled up on Reid. This is not a new thing. Thompson plays because he is fairly discipliined in his defensive duties. He sits deep. When do you see him making a forward run without the ball for someone to find him with? We are the goals in the side if you take away Nahki and Hanson? The midfiled have barely mustered a goal between the lot of them. We tend to have a lot of players near to the half way line even when in attack certainly more than are in the box.

This isn't a knee jeck fickle reaction as i was saying the same things when we succeeded in going up last season. I think Parky himself is now aware of our limitations but yesterdays team selection was poor imo......especially against a struggling team where if you get in front their confidence evaporates just like ours did......

I like attacking football. Parky as done a great job off the field as well as on but he now needs to bring in the personnel and/or change tact. he can continue with the same system for me only if he as crosses been supplied from both flanks on a consistent basis which simply isn't the case. Its too easy to counter and that is why we haven't won at home for 3 months. Its on us to attack at home but our tactic makes it easy for away teams to stop us and hopefully get a goal. Parky is restricted in options due to his resources but he also buys and sets-us up for a system that as little in the way of a plan b.......
[quote][p][bold]whisky1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dannbradfc[/bold] wrote: I agree about not panicking but the warning lights have been flashing for some time now. This transfer window is vital as we sit as near the relagation zone as the play-offs. I still feel where we are now is where we will finish but this is only IF we get some new bodies in and a more attacking goal threatening approach. Our current form is relagation. yesterdays game and tranmere at home highlighted to me one of our issues. I.E. a team struggling and yet we play negatively instead of capatilising on that. In the tranmere game we played one man up top at home. and yesterday Kennedy out wide and the completely out of form and seemingly strolling about Thompson again in the side. Parky is a safety first manager and whilst i can accept that when it yielding results, the amount of draws we have are testimony to this. All the sides apart from Rovrum play good attacking football. Whilst we don't currently have their resources playing wise, some things that could and should have been done that would allow parkys system to play/work better. The first is a right hand sided player. If your gonna play to deep non scoruing midfielders in the centre then you had better have service coming in from both flanks. Parky as basically only attacked from one wing since he came in. We've had forwards and midfielders playing on the right and each time an attacking player for that position comes in he is soon dropped as the role does not allow for out-right attacking. The full backs, particularly darby aren't over-lapping thus Hansons strength in the air is watsed and his role becomes one of flick-on's etc. Parky only goes for it when we are losing and its the last 15. When we do play an offensive ball player he always uses them 'in the hole' which simply doesn't work. Oliver coming on in that position said it all about how parky wants to play. We are very reliant on Nahki's runs and/or set-pieces for goals. tactically we play the same way each game and have been countered very easily. been hard to beat and staying in games can work in the lower level but as we have seen it only gets you so far as quality increases. We would have settled for mid-table and squad progression this season. However the current form is alarming. I'd also say that the squad as not coped with the injuries etc as well as we might have hoped. The new players have not progressed us imo. Thus theres a concern about parkys use of any upcoming Nahki money. I stated that the resources are limited and thats hard for Parky but he as to use this wisely. he says alot when we have recruited so many centre-halfs compared to forwards and as still to adequately resolve the right hand side in all his time at the club for me. We had a blip last year which was blamed on so many games and distractions. That is not the case this time and is a combination of the squad available and approach for me....... Our first team when fit are competitive[/p][/quote]Consistently playing two attacking widemen is not negative infact you could make a case for Parky not packing the midfield when we come up against sides playing an extra man or two in there. No attacking full backs...Mez is great going forward its his strength and he often gets beyond Reid. His form and that of Reid has dipped but they were a large part of our success when we were flying. Darby is more conservative granted. Its obvious we need to freshen up but don't throw the nipper out with the bath water[/p][/quote]How many times does this attacking wide right player you believe is playing beat a man and/or even get a cross in? Once or twice is not enough when you are also playing two deep sitting central midfielders. Why is it Reid is doubled up on? And when he is why isn;t the crosses coming in from the right? Why have rovrum nilled us in the last 4 games against them? Why because Evans doubles up on Ried in the knowledge nothing comes from the right. I acknowldeged that Meredith does on occasion overlap but this is not a consistent tactic. You also actually support one of my points raised when you ask why parky doesn't put an extra midfield player in there when the need requires i.e. do something different. The rovrum situation is the perfect example whereby Evans as a way of beating us yet we played the same way as the previous three times. Other teams no we offer little from the right. Even yesterday they doubled up on Reid. This is not a new thing. Thompson plays because he is fairly discipliined in his defensive duties. He sits deep. When do you see him making a forward run without the ball for someone to find him with? We are the goals in the side if you take away Nahki and Hanson? The midfiled have barely mustered a goal between the lot of them. We tend to have a lot of players near to the half way line even when in attack certainly more than are in the box. This isn't a knee jeck fickle reaction as i was saying the same things when we succeeded in going up last season. I think Parky himself is now aware of our limitations but yesterdays team selection was poor imo......especially against a struggling team where if you get in front their confidence evaporates just like ours did...... I like attacking football. Parky as done a great job off the field as well as on but he now needs to bring in the personnel and/or change tact. he can continue with the same system for me only if he as crosses been supplied from both flanks on a consistent basis which simply isn't the case. Its too easy to counter and that is why we haven't won at home for 3 months. Its on us to attack at home but our tactic makes it easy for away teams to stop us and hopefully get a goal. Parky is restricted in options due to his resources but he also buys and sets-us up for a system that as little in the way of a plan b....... dannbradfc

12:42pm Thu 2 Jan 14

Victor Clayton says...

whisky1 wrote:
dannbradfc wrote: I agree about not panicking but the warning lights have been flashing for some time now. This transfer window is vital as we sit as near the relagation zone as the play-offs. I still feel where we are now is where we will finish but this is only IF we get some new bodies in and a more attacking goal threatening approach. Our current form is relagation. yesterdays game and tranmere at home highlighted to me one of our issues. I.E. a team struggling and yet we play negatively instead of capatilising on that. In the tranmere game we played one man up top at home. and yesterday Kennedy out wide and the completely out of form and seemingly strolling about Thompson again in the side. Parky is a safety first manager and whilst i can accept that when it yielding results, the amount of draws we have are testimony to this. All the sides apart from Rovrum play good attacking football. Whilst we don't currently have their resources playing wise, some things that could and should have been done that would allow parkys system to play/work better. The first is a right hand sided player. If your gonna play to deep non scoruing midfielders in the centre then you had better have service coming in from both flanks. Parky as basically only attacked from one wing since he came in. We've had forwards and midfielders playing on the right and each time an attacking player for that position comes in he is soon dropped as the role does not allow for out-right attacking. The full backs, particularly darby aren't over-lapping thus Hansons strength in the air is watsed and his role becomes one of flick-on's etc. Parky only goes for it when we are losing and its the last 15. When we do play an offensive ball player he always uses them 'in the hole' which simply doesn't work. Oliver coming on in that position said it all about how parky wants to play. We are very reliant on Nahki's runs and/or set-pieces for goals. tactically we play the same way each game and have been countered very easily. been hard to beat and staying in games can work in the lower level but as we have seen it only gets you so far as quality increases. We would have settled for mid-table and squad progression this season. However the current form is alarming. I'd also say that the squad as not coped with the injuries etc as well as we might have hoped. The new players have not progressed us imo. Thus theres a concern about parkys use of any upcoming Nahki money. I stated that the resources are limited and thats hard for Parky but he as to use this wisely. he says alot when we have recruited so many centre-halfs compared to forwards and as still to adequately resolve the right hand side in all his time at the club for me. We had a blip last year which was blamed on so many games and distractions. That is not the case this time and is a combination of the squad available and approach for me....... Our first team when fit are competitive
Parky is far from negative. Playing too attack minded widemen rather than packing the midfield is a brave approach and you could conversely make a strong argument that we should match teams up who playing an extra man or 2 in midfield. Similarly Mez is a good attacking full back (some would say this is his strength rather than his defending). His form with Reidy was a big part of our early season success. Granted Darby is more conservative. Some tinkering is needed but no need to throw the baby out with the bath water.
The proof of the pudding is how many players we get in the box when attacking, and the answer is - not many. We don’t really play with 2 wingers. Reid is employed more to run the ball out of defence (and does an excellent job). I feel sorry for Meredith; he only ever seems to have one option on - Reid, static in front of him.
[quote][p][bold]whisky1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dannbradfc[/bold] wrote: I agree about not panicking but the warning lights have been flashing for some time now. This transfer window is vital as we sit as near the relagation zone as the play-offs. I still feel where we are now is where we will finish but this is only IF we get some new bodies in and a more attacking goal threatening approach. Our current form is relagation. yesterdays game and tranmere at home highlighted to me one of our issues. I.E. a team struggling and yet we play negatively instead of capatilising on that. In the tranmere game we played one man up top at home. and yesterday Kennedy out wide and the completely out of form and seemingly strolling about Thompson again in the side. Parky is a safety first manager and whilst i can accept that when it yielding results, the amount of draws we have are testimony to this. All the sides apart from Rovrum play good attacking football. Whilst we don't currently have their resources playing wise, some things that could and should have been done that would allow parkys system to play/work better. The first is a right hand sided player. If your gonna play to deep non scoruing midfielders in the centre then you had better have service coming in from both flanks. Parky as basically only attacked from one wing since he came in. We've had forwards and midfielders playing on the right and each time an attacking player for that position comes in he is soon dropped as the role does not allow for out-right attacking. The full backs, particularly darby aren't over-lapping thus Hansons strength in the air is watsed and his role becomes one of flick-on's etc. Parky only goes for it when we are losing and its the last 15. When we do play an offensive ball player he always uses them 'in the hole' which simply doesn't work. Oliver coming on in that position said it all about how parky wants to play. We are very reliant on Nahki's runs and/or set-pieces for goals. tactically we play the same way each game and have been countered very easily. been hard to beat and staying in games can work in the lower level but as we have seen it only gets you so far as quality increases. We would have settled for mid-table and squad progression this season. However the current form is alarming. I'd also say that the squad as not coped with the injuries etc as well as we might have hoped. The new players have not progressed us imo. Thus theres a concern about parkys use of any upcoming Nahki money. I stated that the resources are limited and thats hard for Parky but he as to use this wisely. he says alot when we have recruited so many centre-halfs compared to forwards and as still to adequately resolve the right hand side in all his time at the club for me. We had a blip last year which was blamed on so many games and distractions. That is not the case this time and is a combination of the squad available and approach for me....... Our first team when fit are competitive[/p][/quote]Parky is far from negative. Playing too attack minded widemen rather than packing the midfield is a brave approach and you could conversely make a strong argument that we should match teams up who playing an extra man or 2 in midfield. Similarly Mez is a good attacking full back (some would say this is his strength rather than his defending). His form with Reidy was a big part of our early season success. Granted Darby is more conservative. Some tinkering is needed but no need to throw the baby out with the bath water.[/p][/quote]The proof of the pudding is how many players we get in the box when attacking, and the answer is - not many. We don’t really play with 2 wingers. Reid is employed more to run the ball out of defence (and does an excellent job). I feel sorry for Meredith; he only ever seems to have one option on - Reid, static in front of him. Victor Clayton

1:00pm Thu 2 Jan 14

Stevie-C says...

I know I will have plenty of thumbs down for this comment, but I paid my hard-earned money and I am entitled to my opinion:

As a gesture of goodwill, either the club or the players should refund anybody who sends in their Notts Co tickets. I will cover my own transport costs. I can take losing, as long as the team puts up a fight, however it was like they had all been at the mother of all new years parties the night before. How PP can say we showed good touches in the first half is beyond me. Kennedy was terrible, too lightweight, and on his few appearances this season it is clear he is not up to the demands of league 1 football. McBurnie nowhere near ready to mix it with men, Hanson was the only one to come out with any credit but even his headers were directed to an invisible man (not always Hans fault I know). Yesterday was our best chance of stopping the rot and getting 3 points against bottom of the table, but now every opposition manager knows all they have to do is stifle reid and we don't have a prayer of breaching the defence. As PP states above, we all really hope the wells saga is resolved quickly cos everyone is fed up of the speculation. Surely in the meantime though, the money saved on Ripley & Folans wages could bring in at least one player??
I know I will have plenty of thumbs down for this comment, but I paid my hard-earned money and I am entitled to my opinion: As a gesture of goodwill, either the club or the players should refund anybody who sends in their Notts Co tickets. I will cover my own transport costs. I can take losing, as long as the team puts up a fight, however it was like they had all been at the mother of all new years parties the night before. How PP can say we showed good touches in the first half is beyond me. Kennedy was terrible, too lightweight, and on his few appearances this season it is clear he is not up to the demands of league 1 football. McBurnie nowhere near ready to mix it with men, Hanson was the only one to come out with any credit but even his headers were directed to an invisible man (not always Hans fault I know). Yesterday was our best chance of stopping the rot and getting 3 points against bottom of the table, but now every opposition manager knows all they have to do is stifle reid and we don't have a prayer of breaching the defence. As PP states above, we all really hope the wells saga is resolved quickly cos everyone is fed up of the speculation. Surely in the meantime though, the money saved on Ripley & Folans wages could bring in at least one player?? Stevie-C

1:03pm Thu 2 Jan 14

Bingban says...

In your eagerness to right the wrongs of play and get one over on one another I think you all have missed a very serious point here. Does PP know what's going on at board level re the team - surely he should be part of the decision making process re Wells/team requirements. his public statement regarding the future of his "star" player shows something very worrying about the board's style of management. Whatever you think about our manager, a plea to know what is going on shows a poor style of company management or something more sinister. And because the Wells situation is such a hot topic amongst supporters the board needs to act quickly - for PP and we supporters - "see what offers come in" is not an option. Strong leadership is required now - throughout the club - make your mind up time Rhodes
In your eagerness to right the wrongs of play and get one over on one another I think you all have missed a very serious point here. Does PP know what's going on at board level re the team - surely he should be part of the decision making process re Wells/team requirements. his public statement regarding the future of his "star" player shows something very worrying about the board's style of management. Whatever you think about our manager, a plea to know what is going on shows a poor style of company management or something more sinister. And because the Wells situation is such a hot topic amongst supporters the board needs to act quickly - for PP and we supporters - "see what offers come in" is not an option. Strong leadership is required now - throughout the club - make your mind up time Rhodes Bingban

1:16pm Thu 2 Jan 14

jackez20591 says...

Sell Sell Sell, and get it done this week.
We wont go anywhere in this league without money, so we must sell him.

Replace with a quality box to box midfielder, a creative attacking midfielder and a right winger. And then try to adapt to a system like the ones used by most other teams, drifting wingers, attacking fullbacks and a dominant creative midfielder.

Then add a striker and a loan striker.
Sell Sell Sell, and get it done this week. We wont go anywhere in this league without money, so we must sell him. Replace with a quality box to box midfielder, a creative attacking midfielder and a right winger. And then try to adapt to a system like the ones used by most other teams, drifting wingers, attacking fullbacks and a dominant creative midfielder. Then add a striker and a loan striker. jackez20591

1:17pm Thu 2 Jan 14

dannbradfc says...

Victor Clayton wrote:
whisky1 wrote:
dannbradfc wrote: I agree about not panicking but the warning lights have been flashing for some time now. This transfer window is vital as we sit as near the relagation zone as the play-offs. I still feel where we are now is where we will finish but this is only IF we get some new bodies in and a more attacking goal threatening approach. Our current form is relagation. yesterdays game and tranmere at home highlighted to me one of our issues. I.E. a team struggling and yet we play negatively instead of capatilising on that. In the tranmere game we played one man up top at home. and yesterday Kennedy out wide and the completely out of form and seemingly strolling about Thompson again in the side. Parky is a safety first manager and whilst i can accept that when it yielding results, the amount of draws we have are testimony to this. All the sides apart from Rovrum play good attacking football. Whilst we don't currently have their resources playing wise, some things that could and should have been done that would allow parkys system to play/work better. The first is a right hand sided player. If your gonna play to deep non scoruing midfielders in the centre then you had better have service coming in from both flanks. Parky as basically only attacked from one wing since he came in. We've had forwards and midfielders playing on the right and each time an attacking player for that position comes in he is soon dropped as the role does not allow for out-right attacking. The full backs, particularly darby aren't over-lapping thus Hansons strength in the air is watsed and his role becomes one of flick-on's etc. Parky only goes for it when we are losing and its the last 15. When we do play an offensive ball player he always uses them 'in the hole' which simply doesn't work. Oliver coming on in that position said it all about how parky wants to play. We are very reliant on Nahki's runs and/or set-pieces for goals. tactically we play the same way each game and have been countered very easily. been hard to beat and staying in games can work in the lower level but as we have seen it only gets you so far as quality increases. We would have settled for mid-table and squad progression this season. However the current form is alarming. I'd also say that the squad as not coped with the injuries etc as well as we might have hoped. The new players have not progressed us imo. Thus theres a concern about parkys use of any upcoming Nahki money. I stated that the resources are limited and thats hard for Parky but he as to use this wisely. he says alot when we have recruited so many centre-halfs compared to forwards and as still to adequately resolve the right hand side in all his time at the club for me. We had a blip last year which was blamed on so many games and distractions. That is not the case this time and is a combination of the squad available and approach for me....... Our first team when fit are competitive
Parky is far from negative. Playing too attack minded widemen rather than packing the midfield is a brave approach and you could conversely make a strong argument that we should match teams up who playing an extra man or 2 in midfield. Similarly Mez is a good attacking full back (some would say this is his strength rather than his defending). His form with Reidy was a big part of our early season success. Granted Darby is more conservative. Some tinkering is needed but no need to throw the baby out with the bath water.
The proof of the pudding is how many players we get in the box when attacking, and the answer is - not many. We don’t really play with 2 wingers. Reid is employed more to run the ball out of defence (and does an excellent job). I feel sorry for Meredith; he only ever seems to have one option on - Reid, static in front of him.
Its clear to see thus just because you have a wide right player doesn't mean that this player is played in an attacking role. the reason why yeates hasn't been given a run despite Thompson contributing very little is because Parky doesn't see him as helping out enough in the defensive side of the game. Same with de Vita i imagine but where he's gone i'm not to sure.

Playing kennedy will be put down to the playing conditions but for me you give it a try against a team lower than us on confidence. Where were we going to score other than a set piece? It back-fired and then we attaempt to fire fight when one nil down when we have very little goals in the side. Why not give Connell,Yeates or even Clarkson a start up top and not in the hole and keep Thompson on the right if he thinks he's does such a great job there?

Parky wants our front players, nahki aside to some extent, to merely hold the ball up but who are they holding it up for? Jones, Doyle and ravenhill are not the sort to consistently be near enough to maintain/support an attack....Hanson worked his socks off against Swindon and was man of the match imo but what real goal scoring opportunity did he have as a centre-forward. He will score goals with his head if the ball is pl;ayed from around the level of the penalty box or bye line but that is a rarity corners aside.

We are where we are but its time to stop this rot and look to next year. Maybe the mangement recognise our limitations and see draws as been enough this year to keep us in the league before moving on again? I think that without a money man coming in we ain't gonna see much spent thus nahki leaving maybe the only option long term as long as its reinvested wisely.......
[quote][p][bold]Victor Clayton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]whisky1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dannbradfc[/bold] wrote: I agree about not panicking but the warning lights have been flashing for some time now. This transfer window is vital as we sit as near the relagation zone as the play-offs. I still feel where we are now is where we will finish but this is only IF we get some new bodies in and a more attacking goal threatening approach. Our current form is relagation. yesterdays game and tranmere at home highlighted to me one of our issues. I.E. a team struggling and yet we play negatively instead of capatilising on that. In the tranmere game we played one man up top at home. and yesterday Kennedy out wide and the completely out of form and seemingly strolling about Thompson again in the side. Parky is a safety first manager and whilst i can accept that when it yielding results, the amount of draws we have are testimony to this. All the sides apart from Rovrum play good attacking football. Whilst we don't currently have their resources playing wise, some things that could and should have been done that would allow parkys system to play/work better. The first is a right hand sided player. If your gonna play to deep non scoruing midfielders in the centre then you had better have service coming in from both flanks. Parky as basically only attacked from one wing since he came in. We've had forwards and midfielders playing on the right and each time an attacking player for that position comes in he is soon dropped as the role does not allow for out-right attacking. The full backs, particularly darby aren't over-lapping thus Hansons strength in the air is watsed and his role becomes one of flick-on's etc. Parky only goes for it when we are losing and its the last 15. When we do play an offensive ball player he always uses them 'in the hole' which simply doesn't work. Oliver coming on in that position said it all about how parky wants to play. We are very reliant on Nahki's runs and/or set-pieces for goals. tactically we play the same way each game and have been countered very easily. been hard to beat and staying in games can work in the lower level but as we have seen it only gets you so far as quality increases. We would have settled for mid-table and squad progression this season. However the current form is alarming. I'd also say that the squad as not coped with the injuries etc as well as we might have hoped. The new players have not progressed us imo. Thus theres a concern about parkys use of any upcoming Nahki money. I stated that the resources are limited and thats hard for Parky but he as to use this wisely. he says alot when we have recruited so many centre-halfs compared to forwards and as still to adequately resolve the right hand side in all his time at the club for me. We had a blip last year which was blamed on so many games and distractions. That is not the case this time and is a combination of the squad available and approach for me....... Our first team when fit are competitive[/p][/quote]Parky is far from negative. Playing too attack minded widemen rather than packing the midfield is a brave approach and you could conversely make a strong argument that we should match teams up who playing an extra man or 2 in midfield. Similarly Mez is a good attacking full back (some would say this is his strength rather than his defending). His form with Reidy was a big part of our early season success. Granted Darby is more conservative. Some tinkering is needed but no need to throw the baby out with the bath water.[/p][/quote]The proof of the pudding is how many players we get in the box when attacking, and the answer is - not many. We don’t really play with 2 wingers. Reid is employed more to run the ball out of defence (and does an excellent job). I feel sorry for Meredith; he only ever seems to have one option on - Reid, static in front of him.[/p][/quote]Its clear to see thus just because you have a wide right player doesn't mean that this player is played in an attacking role. the reason why yeates hasn't been given a run despite Thompson contributing very little is because Parky doesn't see him as helping out enough in the defensive side of the game. Same with de Vita i imagine but where he's gone i'm not to sure. Playing kennedy will be put down to the playing conditions but for me you give it a try against a team lower than us on confidence. Where were we going to score other than a set piece? It back-fired and then we attaempt to fire fight when one nil down when we have very little goals in the side. Why not give Connell,Yeates or even Clarkson a start up top and not in the hole and keep Thompson on the right if he thinks he's does such a great job there? Parky wants our front players, nahki aside to some extent, to merely hold the ball up but who are they holding it up for? Jones, Doyle and ravenhill are not the sort to consistently be near enough to maintain/support an attack....Hanson worked his socks off against Swindon and was man of the match imo but what real goal scoring opportunity did he have as a centre-forward. He will score goals with his head if the ball is pl;ayed from around the level of the penalty box or bye line but that is a rarity corners aside. We are where we are but its time to stop this rot and look to next year. Maybe the mangement recognise our limitations and see draws as been enough this year to keep us in the league before moving on again? I think that without a money man coming in we ain't gonna see much spent thus nahki leaving maybe the only option long term as long as its reinvested wisely....... dannbradfc

1:19pm Thu 2 Jan 14

dannbradfc says...

Victor Clayton wrote:
whisky1 wrote:
dannbradfc wrote: I agree about not panicking but the warning lights have been flashing for some time now. This transfer window is vital as we sit as near the relagation zone as the play-offs. I still feel where we are now is where we will finish but this is only IF we get some new bodies in and a more attacking goal threatening approach. Our current form is relagation. yesterdays game and tranmere at home highlighted to me one of our issues. I.E. a team struggling and yet we play negatively instead of capatilising on that. In the tranmere game we played one man up top at home. and yesterday Kennedy out wide and the completely out of form and seemingly strolling about Thompson again in the side. Parky is a safety first manager and whilst i can accept that when it yielding results, the amount of draws we have are testimony to this. All the sides apart from Rovrum play good attacking football. Whilst we don't currently have their resources playing wise, some things that could and should have been done that would allow parkys system to play/work better. The first is a right hand sided player. If your gonna play to deep non scoruing midfielders in the centre then you had better have service coming in from both flanks. Parky as basically only attacked from one wing since he came in. We've had forwards and midfielders playing on the right and each time an attacking player for that position comes in he is soon dropped as the role does not allow for out-right attacking. The full backs, particularly darby aren't over-lapping thus Hansons strength in the air is watsed and his role becomes one of flick-on's etc. Parky only goes for it when we are losing and its the last 15. When we do play an offensive ball player he always uses them 'in the hole' which simply doesn't work. Oliver coming on in that position said it all about how parky wants to play. We are very reliant on Nahki's runs and/or set-pieces for goals. tactically we play the same way each game and have been countered very easily. been hard to beat and staying in games can work in the lower level but as we have seen it only gets you so far as quality increases. We would have settled for mid-table and squad progression this season. However the current form is alarming. I'd also say that the squad as not coped with the injuries etc as well as we might have hoped. The new players have not progressed us imo. Thus theres a concern about parkys use of any upcoming Nahki money. I stated that the resources are limited and thats hard for Parky but he as to use this wisely. he says alot when we have recruited so many centre-halfs compared to forwards and as still to adequately resolve the right hand side in all his time at the club for me. We had a blip last year which was blamed on so many games and distractions. That is not the case this time and is a combination of the squad available and approach for me....... Our first team when fit are competitive
Parky is far from negative. Playing too attack minded widemen rather than packing the midfield is a brave approach and you could conversely make a strong argument that we should match teams up who playing an extra man or 2 in midfield. Similarly Mez is a good attacking full back (some would say this is his strength rather than his defending). His form with Reidy was a big part of our early season success. Granted Darby is more conservative. Some tinkering is needed but no need to throw the baby out with the bath water.
The proof of the pudding is how many players we get in the box when attacking, and the answer is - not many. We don’t really play with 2 wingers. Reid is employed more to run the ball out of defence (and does an excellent job). I feel sorry for Meredith; he only ever seems to have one option on - Reid, static in front of him.
Its clear to see thus just because you have a wide right player doesn't mean that this player is played in an attacking role. the reason why yeates hasn't been given a run despite Thompson contributing very little is because Parky doesn't see him as helping out enough in the defensive side of the game. Same with de Vita i imagine but where he's gone i'm not to sure.

Playing kennedy will be put down to the playing conditions but for me you give it a try against a team lower than us on confidence. Where were we going to score other than a set piece? It back-fired and then we attaempt to fire fight when one nil down when we have very little goals in the side. Why not give Connell,Yeates or even Clarkson a start up top and not in the hole and keep Thompson on the right if he thinks he's does such a great job there?

Parky wants our front players, nahki aside to some extent, to merely hold the ball up but who are they holding it up for? Jones, Doyle and ravenhill are not the sort to consistently be near enough to maintain/support an attack....Hanson worked his socks off against Swindon and was man of the match imo but what real goal scoring opportunity did he have as a centre-forward. He will score goals with his head if the ball is pl;ayed from around the level of the penalty box or bye line but that is a rarity corners aside.

We are where we are but its time to stop this rot and look to next year. Maybe the mangement recognise our limitations and see draws as been enough this year to keep us in the league before moving on again? I think that without a money man coming in we ain't gonna see much spent thus nahki leaving maybe the only option long term as long as its reinvested wisely.......
[quote][p][bold]Victor Clayton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]whisky1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dannbradfc[/bold] wrote: I agree about not panicking but the warning lights have been flashing for some time now. This transfer window is vital as we sit as near the relagation zone as the play-offs. I still feel where we are now is where we will finish but this is only IF we get some new bodies in and a more attacking goal threatening approach. Our current form is relagation. yesterdays game and tranmere at home highlighted to me one of our issues. I.E. a team struggling and yet we play negatively instead of capatilising on that. In the tranmere game we played one man up top at home. and yesterday Kennedy out wide and the completely out of form and seemingly strolling about Thompson again in the side. Parky is a safety first manager and whilst i can accept that when it yielding results, the amount of draws we have are testimony to this. All the sides apart from Rovrum play good attacking football. Whilst we don't currently have their resources playing wise, some things that could and should have been done that would allow parkys system to play/work better. The first is a right hand sided player. If your gonna play to deep non scoruing midfielders in the centre then you had better have service coming in from both flanks. Parky as basically only attacked from one wing since he came in. We've had forwards and midfielders playing on the right and each time an attacking player for that position comes in he is soon dropped as the role does not allow for out-right attacking. The full backs, particularly darby aren't over-lapping thus Hansons strength in the air is watsed and his role becomes one of flick-on's etc. Parky only goes for it when we are losing and its the last 15. When we do play an offensive ball player he always uses them 'in the hole' which simply doesn't work. Oliver coming on in that position said it all about how parky wants to play. We are very reliant on Nahki's runs and/or set-pieces for goals. tactically we play the same way each game and have been countered very easily. been hard to beat and staying in games can work in the lower level but as we have seen it only gets you so far as quality increases. We would have settled for mid-table and squad progression this season. However the current form is alarming. I'd also say that the squad as not coped with the injuries etc as well as we might have hoped. The new players have not progressed us imo. Thus theres a concern about parkys use of any upcoming Nahki money. I stated that the resources are limited and thats hard for Parky but he as to use this wisely. he says alot when we have recruited so many centre-halfs compared to forwards and as still to adequately resolve the right hand side in all his time at the club for me. We had a blip last year which was blamed on so many games and distractions. That is not the case this time and is a combination of the squad available and approach for me....... Our first team when fit are competitive[/p][/quote]Parky is far from negative. Playing too attack minded widemen rather than packing the midfield is a brave approach and you could conversely make a strong argument that we should match teams up who playing an extra man or 2 in midfield. Similarly Mez is a good attacking full back (some would say this is his strength rather than his defending). His form with Reidy was a big part of our early season success. Granted Darby is more conservative. Some tinkering is needed but no need to throw the baby out with the bath water.[/p][/quote]The proof of the pudding is how many players we get in the box when attacking, and the answer is - not many. We don’t really play with 2 wingers. Reid is employed more to run the ball out of defence (and does an excellent job). I feel sorry for Meredith; he only ever seems to have one option on - Reid, static in front of him.[/p][/quote]Its clear to see thus just because you have a wide right player doesn't mean that this player is played in an attacking role. the reason why yeates hasn't been given a run despite Thompson contributing very little is because Parky doesn't see him as helping out enough in the defensive side of the game. Same with de Vita i imagine but where he's gone i'm not to sure. Playing kennedy will be put down to the playing conditions but for me you give it a try against a team lower than us on confidence. Where were we going to score other than a set piece? It back-fired and then we attaempt to fire fight when one nil down when we have very little goals in the side. Why not give Connell,Yeates or even Clarkson a start up top and not in the hole and keep Thompson on the right if he thinks he's does such a great job there? Parky wants our front players, nahki aside to some extent, to merely hold the ball up but who are they holding it up for? Jones, Doyle and ravenhill are not the sort to consistently be near enough to maintain/support an attack....Hanson worked his socks off against Swindon and was man of the match imo but what real goal scoring opportunity did he have as a centre-forward. He will score goals with his head if the ball is pl;ayed from around the level of the penalty box or bye line but that is a rarity corners aside. We are where we are but its time to stop this rot and look to next year. Maybe the mangement recognise our limitations and see draws as been enough this year to keep us in the league before moving on again? I think that without a money man coming in we ain't gonna see much spent thus nahki leaving maybe the only option long term as long as its reinvested wisely....... dannbradfc

1:20pm Thu 2 Jan 14

dannbradfc says...

Soz for double post....ps should have said rut rather than rot
Soz for double post....ps should have said rut rather than rot dannbradfc

1:22pm Thu 2 Jan 14

whisky1 says...

dannbradfc wrote:
whisky1 wrote:
dannbradfc wrote:
I agree about not panicking but the warning lights have been flashing for some time now.

This transfer window is vital as we sit as near the relagation zone as the play-offs. I still feel where we are now is where we will finish but this is only IF we get some new bodies in and a more attacking goal threatening approach.

Our current form is relagation. yesterdays game and tranmere at home highlighted to me one of our issues. I.E. a team struggling and yet we play negatively instead of capatilising on that. In the tranmere game we played one man up top at home. and yesterday Kennedy out wide and the completely out of form and seemingly strolling about Thompson again in the side.

Parky is a safety first manager and whilst i can accept that when it yielding results, the amount of draws we have are testimony to this. All the sides apart from Rovrum play good attacking football. Whilst we don't currently have their resources playing wise, some things that could and should have been done that would allow parkys system to play/work better. The first is a right hand sided player. If your gonna play to deep non scoruing midfielders in the centre then you had better have service coming in from both flanks.

Parky as basically only attacked from one wing since he came in. We've had forwards and midfielders playing on the right and each time an attacking player for that position comes in he is soon dropped as the role does not allow for out-right attacking. The full backs, particularly darby aren't over-lapping thus Hansons strength in the air is watsed and his role becomes one of flick-on's etc. Parky only goes for it when we are losing and its the last 15. When we do play an offensive ball player he always uses them 'in the hole' which simply doesn't work. Oliver coming on in that position said it all about how parky wants to play. We are very reliant on Nahki's runs and/or set-pieces for goals. tactically we play the same way each game and have been countered very easily. been hard to beat and staying in games can work in the lower level but as we have seen it only gets you so far as quality increases.

We would have settled for mid-table and squad progression this season. However the current form is alarming. I'd also say that the squad as not coped with the injuries etc as well as we might have hoped. The new players have not progressed us imo. Thus theres a concern about parkys use of any upcoming Nahki money. I stated that the resources are limited and thats hard for Parky but he as to use this wisely. he says alot when we have recruited so many centre-halfs compared to forwards and as still to adequately resolve the right hand side in all his time at the club for me.

We had a blip last year which was blamed on so many games and distractions. That is not the case this time and is a combination of the squad available and approach for me.......




Our first team when fit are competitive
Consistently playing two attacking widemen is not negative infact you could make a case for Parky not packing the midfield when we come up against sides playing an extra man or two in there. No attacking full backs...Mez is great going forward its his strength and he often gets beyond Reid. His form and that of Reid has dipped but they were a large part of our success when we were flying. Darby is more conservative granted. Its obvious we need to freshen up but don't throw the nipper out with the bath water
How many times does this attacking wide right player you believe is playing beat a man and/or even get a cross in? Once or twice is not enough when you are also playing two deep sitting central midfielders.

Why is it Reid is doubled up on? And when he is why isn;t the crosses coming in from the right?

Why have rovrum nilled us in the last 4 games against them? Why because Evans doubles up on Ried in the knowledge nothing comes from the right.

I acknowldeged that Meredith does on occasion overlap but this is not a consistent tactic.

You also actually support one of my points raised when you ask why parky doesn't put an extra midfield player in there when the need requires i.e. do something different. The rovrum situation is the perfect example whereby Evans as a way of beating us yet we played the same way as the previous three times. Other teams no we offer little from the right. Even yesterday they doubled up on Reid. This is not a new thing. Thompson plays because he is fairly discipliined in his defensive duties. He sits deep. When do you see him making a forward run without the ball for someone to find him with? We are the goals in the side if you take away Nahki and Hanson? The midfiled have barely mustered a goal between the lot of them. We tend to have a lot of players near to the half way line even when in attack certainly more than are in the box.

This isn't a knee jeck fickle reaction as i was saying the same things when we succeeded in going up last season. I think Parky himself is now aware of our limitations but yesterdays team selection was poor imo......especially against a struggling team where if you get in front their confidence evaporates just like ours did......

I like attacking football. Parky as done a great job off the field as well as on but he now needs to bring in the personnel and/or change tact. he can continue with the same system for me only if he as crosses been supplied from both flanks on a consistent basis which simply isn't the case. Its too easy to counter and that is why we haven't won at home for 3 months. Its on us to attack at home but our tactic makes it easy for away teams to stop us and hopefully get a goal. Parky is restricted in options due to his resources but he also buys and sets-us up for a system that as little in the way of a plan b.......
I think you would find that we agree more than we differ. Its odd on the face of it Thommo looks ineffective in that position but if you look at the stats he has a good assist rate. Despite this I agree they are over reliant on Reid to supply and his dip in form coincides with the team. What I don't agree with is a lack of attacking intent .Playing classic 4/2/4 home and usually away is very positive (probably too much so). What is true is that we have come up against far more varied/more sophisticated formations this year and we need to adapt. Parky has managed at this level before and I am sure he appreciates this.
[quote][p][bold]dannbradfc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]whisky1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dannbradfc[/bold] wrote: I agree about not panicking but the warning lights have been flashing for some time now. This transfer window is vital as we sit as near the relagation zone as the play-offs. I still feel where we are now is where we will finish but this is only IF we get some new bodies in and a more attacking goal threatening approach. Our current form is relagation. yesterdays game and tranmere at home highlighted to me one of our issues. I.E. a team struggling and yet we play negatively instead of capatilising on that. In the tranmere game we played one man up top at home. and yesterday Kennedy out wide and the completely out of form and seemingly strolling about Thompson again in the side. Parky is a safety first manager and whilst i can accept that when it yielding results, the amount of draws we have are testimony to this. All the sides apart from Rovrum play good attacking football. Whilst we don't currently have their resources playing wise, some things that could and should have been done that would allow parkys system to play/work better. The first is a right hand sided player. If your gonna play to deep non scoruing midfielders in the centre then you had better have service coming in from both flanks. Parky as basically only attacked from one wing since he came in. We've had forwards and midfielders playing on the right and each time an attacking player for that position comes in he is soon dropped as the role does not allow for out-right attacking. The full backs, particularly darby aren't over-lapping thus Hansons strength in the air is watsed and his role becomes one of flick-on's etc. Parky only goes for it when we are losing and its the last 15. When we do play an offensive ball player he always uses them 'in the hole' which simply doesn't work. Oliver coming on in that position said it all about how parky wants to play. We are very reliant on Nahki's runs and/or set-pieces for goals. tactically we play the same way each game and have been countered very easily. been hard to beat and staying in games can work in the lower level but as we have seen it only gets you so far as quality increases. We would have settled for mid-table and squad progression this season. However the current form is alarming. I'd also say that the squad as not coped with the injuries etc as well as we might have hoped. The new players have not progressed us imo. Thus theres a concern about parkys use of any upcoming Nahki money. I stated that the resources are limited and thats hard for Parky but he as to use this wisely. he says alot when we have recruited so many centre-halfs compared to forwards and as still to adequately resolve the right hand side in all his time at the club for me. We had a blip last year which was blamed on so many games and distractions. That is not the case this time and is a combination of the squad available and approach for me....... Our first team when fit are competitive[/p][/quote]Consistently playing two attacking widemen is not negative infact you could make a case for Parky not packing the midfield when we come up against sides playing an extra man or two in there. No attacking full backs...Mez is great going forward its his strength and he often gets beyond Reid. His form and that of Reid has dipped but they were a large part of our success when we were flying. Darby is more conservative granted. Its obvious we need to freshen up but don't throw the nipper out with the bath water[/p][/quote]How many times does this attacking wide right player you believe is playing beat a man and/or even get a cross in? Once or twice is not enough when you are also playing two deep sitting central midfielders. Why is it Reid is doubled up on? And when he is why isn;t the crosses coming in from the right? Why have rovrum nilled us in the last 4 games against them? Why because Evans doubles up on Ried in the knowledge nothing comes from the right. I acknowldeged that Meredith does on occasion overlap but this is not a consistent tactic. You also actually support one of my points raised when you ask why parky doesn't put an extra midfield player in there when the need requires i.e. do something different. The rovrum situation is the perfect example whereby Evans as a way of beating us yet we played the same way as the previous three times. Other teams no we offer little from the right. Even yesterday they doubled up on Reid. This is not a new thing. Thompson plays because he is fairly discipliined in his defensive duties. He sits deep. When do you see him making a forward run without the ball for someone to find him with? We are the goals in the side if you take away Nahki and Hanson? The midfiled have barely mustered a goal between the lot of them. We tend to have a lot of players near to the half way line even when in attack certainly more than are in the box. This isn't a knee jeck fickle reaction as i was saying the same things when we succeeded in going up last season. I think Parky himself is now aware of our limitations but yesterdays team selection was poor imo......especially against a struggling team where if you get in front their confidence evaporates just like ours did...... I like attacking football. Parky as done a great job off the field as well as on but he now needs to bring in the personnel and/or change tact. he can continue with the same system for me only if he as crosses been supplied from both flanks on a consistent basis which simply isn't the case. Its too easy to counter and that is why we haven't won at home for 3 months. Its on us to attack at home but our tactic makes it easy for away teams to stop us and hopefully get a goal. Parky is restricted in options due to his resources but he also buys and sets-us up for a system that as little in the way of a plan b.......[/p][/quote]I think you would find that we agree more than we differ. Its odd on the face of it Thommo looks ineffective in that position but if you look at the stats he has a good assist rate. Despite this I agree they are over reliant on Reid to supply and his dip in form coincides with the team. What I don't agree with is a lack of attacking intent .Playing classic 4/2/4 home and usually away is very positive (probably too much so). What is true is that we have come up against far more varied/more sophisticated formations this year and we need to adapt. Parky has managed at this level before and I am sure he appreciates this. whisky1

2:13pm Thu 2 Jan 14

kirkleesbantam says...

Let's be honest Kennedy , Thomson and Jones are not good enough to play every game in this league, Jones was fantastic last season and he needs resting but we have no one to come from the bench to replace him. The wells saga needs to be resolved soon so parky can look at some new faces,I'm suresure he has players I'm the frame, we have had a poor run and sacking the manager will not help the situation .We need a quality midfielder who can spray the ball around and if we cannot find a replacement for wells give Donnell a run in the team.
Beware wells of jumping too quick remember the other big money transfers from city des Hamilton for one didnt quite work out .
Come on city
Let's be honest Kennedy , Thomson and Jones are not good enough to play every game in this league, Jones was fantastic last season and he needs resting but we have no one to come from the bench to replace him. The wells saga needs to be resolved soon so parky can look at some new faces,I'm suresure he has players I'm the frame, we have had a poor run and sacking the manager will not help the situation .We need a quality midfielder who can spray the ball around and if we cannot find a replacement for wells give Donnell a run in the team. Beware wells of jumping too quick remember the other big money transfers from city des Hamilton for one didnt quite work out . Come on city kirkleesbantam

2:27pm Thu 2 Jan 14

audal says...

NAHKI WELLS IS CONTRACTED TO CITY UNTIL JULY 2015 hold him to the contract, if we get promoted In this period then we will recover any lost transfer fee, if not then we have lost nowt. So ofload the has-beens and if needs must then a couple of loanees brought in,but WELLS IS NEEED.
NAHKI WELLS IS CONTRACTED TO CITY UNTIL JULY 2015 hold him to the contract, if we get promoted In this period then we will recover any lost transfer fee, if not then we have lost nowt. So ofload the has-beens and if needs must then a couple of loanees brought in,but WELLS IS NEEED. audal

3:19pm Thu 2 Jan 14

markthemenace says...

Hanson & Derby are currently our best two consistent players......the rest well
where do I begin!

Questions need to be answered........

Why do players persist in getting the ball to Reid when he is doubled up on by every team, sometimes trebled up. Yeates came on against Swindon as a right
winger yet the players still persisted in getting the ball out wide to Reid when he was doubled & trebled up all game?

I understand why Parky plays Thommo because he wins headers & flick ons like Hanson which has resulted in assists for goals, but for the last number of games, whether its Reid, Meredith, Hanson, Thommo or Yeats getting the ball into the box we never have more than 3 players in the box, & never a midfield player thus lack of goals!

Remember last season against Arsenal & Villa, attacking flowing football mainly played on the deck with an occasional punt up to Hanson or Thommo. Same team more or less yet punting it up to Hanson & Thommo every other ball with no other players attacking the ball except Wells!

Teams have sussed us out quite easy really, contain Reid down the left, forget about the right it doesn't go there too often, put a big centre half on Hanson & you will win umteen free kicks, simple as that.

Try something different, 4-3-3 or 4-3-2-1 why always 4-4-2? And why oh why hasn't Connell had a start with the current state of form. I would have played Connell & Clarkson & started with Yeats against Notts. Dropped or rested Hanson & Thommo, just something a bit different, maybe more football would have been played on the deck!

Something needs to change & quickly otherwise current form will see city trying to avoid a relegation battle rather than try & push for a play off or safety spot.

Rant over.
Hanson & Derby are currently our best two consistent players......the rest well where do I begin! Questions need to be answered........ Why do players persist in getting the ball to Reid when he is doubled up on by every team, sometimes trebled up. Yeates came on against Swindon as a right winger yet the players still persisted in getting the ball out wide to Reid when he was doubled & trebled up all game? I understand why Parky plays Thommo because he wins headers & flick ons like Hanson which has resulted in assists for goals, but for the last number of games, whether its Reid, Meredith, Hanson, Thommo or Yeats getting the ball into the box we never have more than 3 players in the box, & never a midfield player thus lack of goals! Remember last season against Arsenal & Villa, attacking flowing football mainly played on the deck with an occasional punt up to Hanson or Thommo. Same team more or less yet punting it up to Hanson & Thommo every other ball with no other players attacking the ball except Wells! Teams have sussed us out quite easy really, contain Reid down the left, forget about the right it doesn't go there too often, put a big centre half on Hanson & you will win umteen free kicks, simple as that. Try something different, 4-3-3 or 4-3-2-1 why always 4-4-2? And why oh why hasn't Connell had a start with the current state of form. I would have played Connell & Clarkson & started with Yeats against Notts. Dropped or rested Hanson & Thommo, just something a bit different, maybe more football would have been played on the deck! Something needs to change & quickly otherwise current form will see city trying to avoid a relegation battle rather than try & push for a play off or safety spot. Rant over. markthemenace

3:31pm Thu 2 Jan 14

kirkleesbantam says...

Aural,
I hear what you say but contact's mean nothing in football these days and player loyalty is worse, once the big boys come knocking money talks, I don't mean the likes of l%%#s or udders, which would be a sideways move for wells . can't blame parky for wanting to sort it out he needs to think of the club and the bosses need to think of financial stability .
City will come good again and let's face it 12 months ago who thought we would be 10th in division one.And if we don't get promoted this time we have got a solid base to build on there are lots of teams go straight back Rochdale are a prime example.Those calling for Parkinson to be sacked need to show some trust in the best manager we have had for a long time, remember the Taylor, Jackson era.
Aural, I hear what you say but contact's mean nothing in football these days and player loyalty is worse, once the big boys come knocking money talks, I don't mean the likes of l%%#s or udders, which would be a sideways move for wells . can't blame parky for wanting to sort it out he needs to think of the club and the bosses need to think of financial stability . City will come good again and let's face it 12 months ago who thought we would be 10th in division one.And if we don't get promoted this time we have got a solid base to build on there are lots of teams go straight back Rochdale are a prime example.Those calling for Parkinson to be sacked need to show some trust in the best manager we have had for a long time, remember the Taylor, Jackson era. kirkleesbantam

3:32pm Thu 2 Jan 14

bluedogs says...

NALIKI WELLS IS A BLUE IS A BLUE ....................
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NALIKI WELLS IS A BLUE IS A BLUE .................... ... bluedogs

3:55pm Thu 2 Jan 14

Yorkshire Windbag says...

Last time we were 4th in League 1 in October, then sold our leading goalscorer in January we all know what happened.

I for one would not like to be playing League 2 football again next season
Last time we were 4th in League 1 in October, then sold our leading goalscorer in January we all know what happened. I for one would not like to be playing League 2 football again next season Yorkshire Windbag

4:07pm Thu 2 Jan 14

Prisoner Cell Block A says...

Perspective KLAXON******

We only lost 12 league games in 2013, joint 8th in the whole FL72.

We are in that disastrous position of being mid-table in a higher division.

I think many of those being negative, bar a few, have never known football other than the Premier league sack-race.

Of course current results are hard to take but we aren't exactly bottom of the league and still have a +ve goal difference. Davies to come back and shore up defence, hopefully turn some of those 1-1s into 1-0s, and the confidence to come back into the whole team. If the fans turn the players will go into their shells, if we lose Parky we start again with some unknown, who will get little funding and build a team of journeymen again.

Anybody want that?
Perspective KLAXON****** We only lost 12 league games in 2013, joint 8th in the whole FL72. We are in that disastrous position of being mid-table in a higher division. I think many of those being negative, bar a few, have never known football other than the Premier league sack-race. Of course current results are hard to take but we aren't exactly bottom of the league and still have a +ve goal difference. Davies to come back and shore up defence, hopefully turn some of those 1-1s into 1-0s, and the confidence to come back into the whole team. If the fans turn the players will go into their shells, if we lose Parky we start again with some unknown, who will get little funding and build a team of journeymen again. Anybody want that? Prisoner Cell Block A

4:22pm Thu 2 Jan 14

whisky1 says...

Prisoner Cell Block A wrote:
Perspective KLAXON******

We only lost 12 league games in 2013, joint 8th in the whole FL72.

We are in that disastrous position of being mid-table in a higher division.

I think many of those being negative, bar a few, have never known football other than the Premier league sack-race.

Of course current results are hard to take but we aren't exactly bottom of the league and still have a +ve goal difference. Davies to come back and shore up defence, hopefully turn some of those 1-1s into 1-0s, and the confidence to come back into the whole team. If the fans turn the players will go into their shells, if we lose Parky we start again with some unknown, who will get little funding and build a team of journeymen again.

Anybody want that?
prodigious wisdom
[quote][p][bold]Prisoner Cell Block A[/bold] wrote: Perspective KLAXON****** We only lost 12 league games in 2013, joint 8th in the whole FL72. We are in that disastrous position of being mid-table in a higher division. I think many of those being negative, bar a few, have never known football other than the Premier league sack-race. Of course current results are hard to take but we aren't exactly bottom of the league and still have a +ve goal difference. Davies to come back and shore up defence, hopefully turn some of those 1-1s into 1-0s, and the confidence to come back into the whole team. If the fans turn the players will go into their shells, if we lose Parky we start again with some unknown, who will get little funding and build a team of journeymen again. Anybody want that?[/p][/quote]prodigious wisdom whisky1

4:47pm Thu 2 Jan 14

Pablo says...

In addition to the comments above, it must be remembered that, during this poor run, Wells has been injured, then Hanson and now Wells again. This means the previously lethal partnership has operated together in probably less than 50% of the games during the slump period. Say what you want about the style of play, but it's been effective (Rotherham excepted!). One word of caution for Nahki, in the games when James was injured, he looked a shadow of the player he is when the big fellow is playing alongside him. As previously mentioned, success at one club does not guarantee success at another.

I was one of PP's biggest critics during his first season. However, he gave us all a season to remember last year. On that achievement alone, he deserves our full support during this difficult period. We all go through bad patches at work or at home and football is no different. Through the patience of us fans and the hard work of the management and players (together with two or three shrewd acquisitions), I have every confidence we will come good again.
In addition to the comments above, it must be remembered that, during this poor run, Wells has been injured, then Hanson and now Wells again. This means the previously lethal partnership has operated together in probably less than 50% of the games during the slump period. Say what you want about the style of play, but it's been effective (Rotherham excepted!). One word of caution for Nahki, in the games when James was injured, he looked a shadow of the player he is when the big fellow is playing alongside him. As previously mentioned, success at one club does not guarantee success at another. I was one of PP's biggest critics during his first season. However, he gave us all a season to remember last year. On that achievement alone, he deserves our full support during this difficult period. We all go through bad patches at work or at home and football is no different. Through the patience of us fans and the hard work of the management and players (together with two or three shrewd acquisitions), I have every confidence we will come good again. Pablo

5:03pm Thu 2 Jan 14

bluedogs says...

COME TO THE JOHN SMITHS STADIUM AND SEE NAKHI MAKE A NAME
COME TO THE JOHN SMITHS STADIUM AND SEE NAKHI MAKE A NAME bluedogs

5:06pm Thu 2 Jan 14

tinytoonster says...

kirkleesbantam wrote:
Aural,
I hear what you say but contact's mean nothing in football these days and player loyalty is worse, once the big boys come knocking money talks, I don't mean the likes of l%%#s or udders, which would be a sideways move for wells . can't blame parky for wanting to sort it out he needs to think of the club and the bosses need to think of financial stability .
City will come good again and let's face it 12 months ago who thought we would be 10th in division one.And if we don't get promoted this time we have got a solid base to build on there are lots of teams go straight back Rochdale are a prime example.Those calling for Parkinson to be sacked need to show some trust in the best manager we have had for a long time, remember the Taylor, Jackson era.
the jackson era?
what era?!!!!!
did not get long enough to do anything!!!
[quote][p][bold]kirkleesbantam[/bold] wrote: Aural, I hear what you say but contact's mean nothing in football these days and player loyalty is worse, once the big boys come knocking money talks, I don't mean the likes of l%%#s or udders, which would be a sideways move for wells . can't blame parky for wanting to sort it out he needs to think of the club and the bosses need to think of financial stability . City will come good again and let's face it 12 months ago who thought we would be 10th in division one.And if we don't get promoted this time we have got a solid base to build on there are lots of teams go straight back Rochdale are a prime example.Those calling for Parkinson to be sacked need to show some trust in the best manager we have had for a long time, remember the Taylor, Jackson era.[/p][/quote]the jackson era? what era?!!!!! did not get long enough to do anything!!! tinytoonster

5:11pm Thu 2 Jan 14

Cityman23 says...

Although I agree with 'PP' that it is in OUR interest for the issue of 'NW's' staying/going to be sorted out, in the next 10 days/fortnight it is in THE PLAYER'S interest to leave all his options open till the final day if necessary. A lot of deals take place in the final days of transfer deadlines simply because brinkmanship and bluff/counterbluff can have a part to play. Buyers want him for as little as possible whereas we want as much as we can get. We just have to get round this situation as best we can.

For a buyer to sense that City want to cash in is enough to reduce 'NW's' price immediately, so the club have to maintain the 'front' (true or not??\) that they want him to stay. Yet his saleable value will start to decrease as soon as the 'window' closes, as his 18 months remaining contract reduces. In truth all players who won't resign are depreciating assets so long as they can't be moved on either. Teams like Man Utd can afford to lose a player for nothing if he contributes to success before he goes-City with a once in a decade or so chance to bring in a £millions + fee cannot.

We can't MAKE Nahki go early or late AND we can't really make him stay, contract or no because if we did, we'd never get the best out of him.

So we're embarking on a very difficult month when questions/answers may NOT be asked/answered to suit City's priorities. it's going to be very frustrating until 31st January but that's where we are. Probably the best thing 'PP' can do IS to go for a decent (not like Caleb Folan) loan striker to come till the end of the season as prospective cover for 'NW's' possible loss (with an option to sign).

And of course, if 'NW' doesn't go AND doesn't sign a new contract ...we'll have the same thing all over again in the summer!!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Although I agree with 'PP' that it is in OUR interest for the issue of 'NW's' staying/going to be sorted out, in the next 10 days/fortnight it is in THE PLAYER'S interest to leave all his options open till the final day if necessary. A lot of deals take place in the final days of transfer deadlines simply because brinkmanship and bluff/counterbluff can have a part to play. Buyers want him for as little as possible whereas we want as much as we can get. We just have to get round this situation as best we can. For a buyer to sense that City want to cash in is enough to reduce 'NW's' price immediately, so the club have to maintain the 'front' (true or not??\) that they want him to stay. Yet his saleable value will start to decrease as soon as the 'window' closes, as his 18 months remaining contract reduces. In truth all players who won't resign are depreciating assets so long as they can't be moved on either. Teams like Man Utd can afford to lose a player for nothing if he contributes to success before he goes-City with a once in a decade or so chance to bring in a £millions + fee cannot. We can't MAKE Nahki go early or late AND we can't really make him stay, contract or no because if we did, we'd never get the best out of him. So we're embarking on a very difficult month when questions/answers may NOT be asked/answered to suit City's priorities. it's going to be very frustrating until 31st January but that's where we are. Probably the best thing 'PP' can do IS to go for a decent (not like Caleb Folan) loan striker to come till the end of the season as prospective cover for 'NW's' possible loss (with an option to sign). And of course, if 'NW' doesn't go AND doesn't sign a new contract ...we'll have the same thing all over again in the summer!! HAPPY NEW YEAR! Cityman23

5:14pm Thu 2 Jan 14

Olivermac says...

Stevie-C wrote:
I know I will have plenty of thumbs down for this comment, but I paid my hard-earned money and I am entitled to my opinion:

As a gesture of goodwill, either the club or the players should refund anybody who sends in their Notts Co tickets. I will cover my own transport costs. I can take losing, as long as the team puts up a fight, however it was like they had all been at the mother of all new years parties the night before. How PP can say we showed good touches in the first half is beyond me. Kennedy was terrible, too lightweight, and on his few appearances this season it is clear he is not up to the demands of league 1 football. McBurnie nowhere near ready to mix it with men, Hanson was the only one to come out with any credit but even his headers were directed to an invisible man (not always Hans fault I know). Yesterday was our best chance of stopping the rot and getting 3 points against bottom of the table, but now every opposition manager knows all they have to do is stifle reid and we don't have a prayer of breaching the defence. As PP states above, we all really hope the wells saga is resolved quickly cos everyone is fed up of the speculation. Surely in the meantime though, the money saved on Ripley & Folans wages could bring in at least one player??
I don't think you will get the thumbs down Steve because you are right you get jailed for robbing the public and from yesterday's game that's how I felt I had been robbed of a game of football that cost we'll over the. £30 mark .
[quote][p][bold]Stevie-C[/bold] wrote: I know I will have plenty of thumbs down for this comment, but I paid my hard-earned money and I am entitled to my opinion: As a gesture of goodwill, either the club or the players should refund anybody who sends in their Notts Co tickets. I will cover my own transport costs. I can take losing, as long as the team puts up a fight, however it was like they had all been at the mother of all new years parties the night before. How PP can say we showed good touches in the first half is beyond me. Kennedy was terrible, too lightweight, and on his few appearances this season it is clear he is not up to the demands of league 1 football. McBurnie nowhere near ready to mix it with men, Hanson was the only one to come out with any credit but even his headers were directed to an invisible man (not always Hans fault I know). Yesterday was our best chance of stopping the rot and getting 3 points against bottom of the table, but now every opposition manager knows all they have to do is stifle reid and we don't have a prayer of breaching the defence. As PP states above, we all really hope the wells saga is resolved quickly cos everyone is fed up of the speculation. Surely in the meantime though, the money saved on Ripley & Folans wages could bring in at least one player??[/p][/quote]I don't think you will get the thumbs down Steve because you are right you get jailed for robbing the public and from yesterday's game that's how I felt I had been robbed of a game of football that cost we'll over the. £30 mark . Olivermac

6:30pm Thu 2 Jan 14

Pablo says...

Somewhat off topic, but it's just struck me that we still haven't heard the outcome of the Mark Stewart £217,000 compensation appeal that took place nearly six weeks ago. It seems an inordinate delay to me
Somewhat off topic, but it's just struck me that we still haven't heard the outcome of the Mark Stewart £217,000 compensation appeal that took place nearly six weeks ago. It seems an inordinate delay to me Pablo

6:31pm Thu 2 Jan 14

markthemenace says...

bluedogs wrote:
COME TO THE JOHN SMITHS STADIUM AND SEE NAKHI MAKE A NAME
Good luck to the dog botheres if you succeed in getting Nahki for more money than he is actually worth. He is a good player and will get better but not without a big centre forward like Hanson or similar to feed him!

Without this Wells is a light weight, & is easily pushed off the ball. He also has pace but is only benificial if he ever gets in behind the defence.

Don't get me wrong I love Nahki & don't want him to leave but all this hype could make him go for a well inflated price tag.

If he ends up at the tetley bitter drome it will be a backward step for him, he has already made a name for himself at the mighty VP.

:-)
[quote][p][bold]bluedogs[/bold] wrote: COME TO THE JOHN SMITHS STADIUM AND SEE NAKHI MAKE A NAME[/p][/quote]Good luck to the dog botheres if you succeed in getting Nahki for more money than he is actually worth. He is a good player and will get better but not without a big centre forward like Hanson or similar to feed him! Without this Wells is a light weight, & is easily pushed off the ball. He also has pace but is only benificial if he ever gets in behind the defence. Don't get me wrong I love Nahki & don't want him to leave but all this hype could make him go for a well inflated price tag. If he ends up at the tetley bitter drome it will be a backward step for him, he has already made a name for himself at the mighty VP. :-) markthemenace

6:34pm Thu 2 Jan 14

markthemenace says...

markthemenace wrote:
bluedogs wrote:
COME TO THE JOHN SMITHS STADIUM AND SEE NAKHI MAKE A NAME
Good luck to the dog botheres if you succeed in getting Nahki for more money than he is actually worth. He is a good player and will get better but not without a big centre forward like Hanson or similar to feed him!

Without this Wells is a light weight, & is easily pushed off the ball. He also has pace but is only benificial if he ever gets in behind the defence.

Don't get me wrong I love Nahki & don't want him to leave but all this hype could make him go for a well inflated price tag.

If he ends up at the tetley bitter drome it will be a backward step for him, he has already made a name for himself at the mighty VP.

:-)
P.S Wuff Wuff..........
[quote][p][bold]markthemenace[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bluedogs[/bold] wrote: COME TO THE JOHN SMITHS STADIUM AND SEE NAKHI MAKE A NAME[/p][/quote]Good luck to the dog botheres if you succeed in getting Nahki for more money than he is actually worth. He is a good player and will get better but not without a big centre forward like Hanson or similar to feed him! Without this Wells is a light weight, & is easily pushed off the ball. He also has pace but is only benificial if he ever gets in behind the defence. Don't get me wrong I love Nahki & don't want him to leave but all this hype could make him go for a well inflated price tag. If he ends up at the tetley bitter drome it will be a backward step for him, he has already made a name for himself at the mighty VP. :-)[/p][/quote]P.S Wuff Wuff.......... markthemenace

7:04pm Thu 2 Jan 14

Tinybantam says...

markthemenace wrote:
bluedogs wrote:
COME TO THE JOHN SMITHS STADIUM AND SEE NAKHI MAKE A NAME
Good luck to the dog botheres if you succeed in getting Nahki for more money than he is actually worth. He is a good player and will get better but not without a big centre forward like Hanson or similar to feed him!

Without this Wells is a light weight, & is easily pushed off the ball. He also has pace but is only benificial if he ever gets in behind the defence.

Don't get me wrong I love Nahki & don't want him to leave but all this hype could make him go for a well inflated price tag.

If he ends up at the tetley bitter drome it will be a backward step for him, he has already made a name for himself at the mighty VP.

:-)
Sorry to disappoint you bluedogs, but my son is a Town fan and he has friends in high places there. Town will not pay an over inflated price for Wells. The information that my son gives me, is that it is a Coventry striker who they will buy in the transfer window. Mark Robins knows him well, and Dean Hoyle is prepared to back him in the transfer market, especially as two or three other players will be moved on. As regards Wells situation markthemenace has it spot on.....At the moment Wells is not half as effective without Hanson, as he is when they are paired together. I too hope that the situation is sorted quickly, so that the manager can plan properly without rushing into anything.
[quote][p][bold]markthemenace[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bluedogs[/bold] wrote: COME TO THE JOHN SMITHS STADIUM AND SEE NAKHI MAKE A NAME[/p][/quote]Good luck to the dog botheres if you succeed in getting Nahki for more money than he is actually worth. He is a good player and will get better but not without a big centre forward like Hanson or similar to feed him! Without this Wells is a light weight, & is easily pushed off the ball. He also has pace but is only benificial if he ever gets in behind the defence. Don't get me wrong I love Nahki & don't want him to leave but all this hype could make him go for a well inflated price tag. If he ends up at the tetley bitter drome it will be a backward step for him, he has already made a name for himself at the mighty VP. :-)[/p][/quote]Sorry to disappoint you bluedogs, but my son is a Town fan and he has friends in high places there. Town will not pay an over inflated price for Wells. The information that my son gives me, is that it is a Coventry striker who they will buy in the transfer window. Mark Robins knows him well, and Dean Hoyle is prepared to back him in the transfer market, especially as two or three other players will be moved on. As regards Wells situation markthemenace has it spot on.....At the moment Wells is not half as effective without Hanson, as he is when they are paired together. I too hope that the situation is sorted quickly, so that the manager can plan properly without rushing into anything. Tinybantam

7:04pm Thu 2 Jan 14

Tinybantam says...

markthemenace wrote:
bluedogs wrote:
COME TO THE JOHN SMITHS STADIUM AND SEE NAKHI MAKE A NAME
Good luck to the dog botheres if you succeed in getting Nahki for more money than he is actually worth. He is a good player and will get better but not without a big centre forward like Hanson or similar to feed him!

Without this Wells is a light weight, & is easily pushed off the ball. He also has pace but is only benificial if he ever gets in behind the defence.

Don't get me wrong I love Nahki & don't want him to leave but all this hype could make him go for a well inflated price tag.

If he ends up at the tetley bitter drome it will be a backward step for him, he has already made a name for himself at the mighty VP.

:-)
Sorry to disappoint you bluedogs, but my son is a Town fan and he has friends in high places there. Town will not pay an over inflated price for Wells. The information that my son gives me, is that it is a Coventry striker who they will buy in the transfer window. Mark Robins knows him well, and Dean Hoyle is prepared to back him in the transfer market, especially as two or three other players will be moved on. As regards Wells situation markthemenace has it spot on.....At the moment Wells is not half as effective without Hanson, as he is when they are paired together. I too hope that the situation is sorted quickly, so that the manager can plan properly without rushing into anything.
[quote][p][bold]markthemenace[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bluedogs[/bold] wrote: COME TO THE JOHN SMITHS STADIUM AND SEE NAKHI MAKE A NAME[/p][/quote]Good luck to the dog botheres if you succeed in getting Nahki for more money than he is actually worth. He is a good player and will get better but not without a big centre forward like Hanson or similar to feed him! Without this Wells is a light weight, & is easily pushed off the ball. He also has pace but is only benificial if he ever gets in behind the defence. Don't get me wrong I love Nahki & don't want him to leave but all this hype could make him go for a well inflated price tag. If he ends up at the tetley bitter drome it will be a backward step for him, he has already made a name for himself at the mighty VP. :-)[/p][/quote]Sorry to disappoint you bluedogs, but my son is a Town fan and he has friends in high places there. Town will not pay an over inflated price for Wells. The information that my son gives me, is that it is a Coventry striker who they will buy in the transfer window. Mark Robins knows him well, and Dean Hoyle is prepared to back him in the transfer market, especially as two or three other players will be moved on. As regards Wells situation markthemenace has it spot on.....At the moment Wells is not half as effective without Hanson, as he is when they are paired together. I too hope that the situation is sorted quickly, so that the manager can plan properly without rushing into anything. Tinybantam

7:19pm Thu 2 Jan 14

HHITYKE says...

http://soundcloud.co
m/skysportsradio/clu
bs-bid-for-nahki-wel
ls AND SO IT BEGINS..SUNDERLAND HAVE LOTS OF MONEY!
http://soundcloud.co m/skysportsradio/clu bs-bid-for-nahki-wel ls AND SO IT BEGINS..SUNDERLAND HAVE LOTS OF MONEY! HHITYKE

8:27pm Thu 2 Jan 14

Spenvalleyspartan says...

bluedogs wrote:
NALIKI WELLS IS A BLUE IS A BLUE ....................

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Why would he want to go to a smaller club with a smaller fan base! Leeds yes maybe but Town! Don't make me laugh!
[quote][p][bold]bluedogs[/bold] wrote: NALIKI WELLS IS A BLUE IS A BLUE .................... ...[/p][/quote]Why would he want to go to a smaller club with a smaller fan base! Leeds yes maybe but Town! Don't make me laugh! Spenvalleyspartan

8:46pm Thu 2 Jan 14

Olivermac says...

Mark. lawn has spoken to Sky Sports that 2 prem clubs and Celtic are interested in N Wells
Mark. lawn has spoken to Sky Sports that 2 prem clubs and Celtic are interested in N Wells Olivermac

9:42pm Thu 2 Jan 14

cordo2179 says...

nahki wells please don't goo,please don't goo dooooonnnttt goooooooo,coz i want uuuu to know please don't go CTID
nahki wells please don't goo,please don't goo dooooonnnttt goooooooo,coz i want uuuu to know please don't go CTID cordo2179

9:48pm Thu 2 Jan 14

nigel007 says...

Someone brought up the fact that Parky has lost the dressing room.... I agree!!.I think the bottom line is we had almost the same team playing Notts County in the cup last year and all the way to the Cup Final.... beating 3 prem teams and an almost prem team(Watford). Difference is the heart and soul is flatlining. Back door there is a cancer spreading which has not been diagnosed by the supporters, but the players and staff are aware of it. as a man thinks in his heart so is he. Something is rotten in the state of Denmark.
Someone brought up the fact that Parky has lost the dressing room.... I agree!!.I think the bottom line is we had almost the same team playing Notts County in the cup last year and all the way to the Cup Final.... beating 3 prem teams and an almost prem team(Watford). Difference is the heart and soul is flatlining. Back door there is a cancer spreading which has not been diagnosed by the supporters, but the players and staff are aware of it. as a man thinks in his heart so is he. Something is rotten in the state of Denmark. nigel007

9:50pm Thu 2 Jan 14

Victor Clayton says...

audal wrote:
NAHKI WELLS IS CONTRACTED TO CITY UNTIL JULY 2015 hold him to the contract, if we get promoted In this period then we will recover any lost transfer fee, if not then we have lost nowt. So ofload the has-beens and if needs must then a couple of loanees brought in,but WELLS IS NEEED.
If wells gets to say January 2015 he may decide that the best thing for him would be to see out his contract and then sign for another club on a free, but at much higher wages. We won't get promoted before july 2015 and so would end up losing a good amount of money.
[quote][p][bold]audal[/bold] wrote: NAHKI WELLS IS CONTRACTED TO CITY UNTIL JULY 2015 hold him to the contract, if we get promoted In this period then we will recover any lost transfer fee, if not then we have lost nowt. So ofload the has-beens and if needs must then a couple of loanees brought in,but WELLS IS NEEED.[/p][/quote]If wells gets to say January 2015 he may decide that the best thing for him would be to see out his contract and then sign for another club on a free, but at much higher wages. We won't get promoted before july 2015 and so would end up losing a good amount of money. Victor Clayton

10:02pm Thu 2 Jan 14

Stevie-C says...

Olivermac wrote:
Stevie-C wrote:
I know I will have plenty of thumbs down for this comment, but I paid my hard-earned money and I am entitled to my opinion:

As a gesture of goodwill, either the club or the players should refund anybody who sends in their Notts Co tickets. I will cover my own transport costs. I can take losing, as long as the team puts up a fight, however it was like they had all been at the mother of all new years parties the night before. How PP can say we showed good touches in the first half is beyond me. Kennedy was terrible, too lightweight, and on his few appearances this season it is clear he is not up to the demands of league 1 football. McBurnie nowhere near ready to mix it with men, Hanson was the only one to come out with any credit but even his headers were directed to an invisible man (not always Hans fault I know). Yesterday was our best chance of stopping the rot and getting 3 points against bottom of the table, but now every opposition manager knows all they have to do is stifle reid and we don't have a prayer of breaching the defence. As PP states above, we all really hope the wells saga is resolved quickly cos everyone is fed up of the speculation. Surely in the meantime though, the money saved on Ripley & Folans wages could bring in at least one player??
I don't think you will get the thumbs down Steve because you are right you get jailed for robbing the public and from yesterday's game that's how I felt I had been robbed of a game of football that cost we'll over the. £30 mark .
Cheers Oli
[quote][p][bold]Olivermac[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stevie-C[/bold] wrote: I know I will have plenty of thumbs down for this comment, but I paid my hard-earned money and I am entitled to my opinion: As a gesture of goodwill, either the club or the players should refund anybody who sends in their Notts Co tickets. I will cover my own transport costs. I can take losing, as long as the team puts up a fight, however it was like they had all been at the mother of all new years parties the night before. How PP can say we showed good touches in the first half is beyond me. Kennedy was terrible, too lightweight, and on his few appearances this season it is clear he is not up to the demands of league 1 football. McBurnie nowhere near ready to mix it with men, Hanson was the only one to come out with any credit but even his headers were directed to an invisible man (not always Hans fault I know). Yesterday was our best chance of stopping the rot and getting 3 points against bottom of the table, but now every opposition manager knows all they have to do is stifle reid and we don't have a prayer of breaching the defence. As PP states above, we all really hope the wells saga is resolved quickly cos everyone is fed up of the speculation. Surely in the meantime though, the money saved on Ripley & Folans wages could bring in at least one player??[/p][/quote]I don't think you will get the thumbs down Steve because you are right you get jailed for robbing the public and from yesterday's game that's how I felt I had been robbed of a game of football that cost we'll over the. £30 mark .[/p][/quote]Cheers Oli Stevie-C

10:16pm Thu 2 Jan 14

markthemenace says...

Olivermac wrote:
Mark. lawn has spoken to Sky Sports that 2 prem clubs and Celtic are interested in N Wells
Lawn is mischief making just so clubs might out bid each other........what he should be doing is offering him a better long term contract & build a team around him.......big numpty....
[quote][p][bold]Olivermac[/bold] wrote: Mark. lawn has spoken to Sky Sports that 2 prem clubs and Celtic are interested in N Wells[/p][/quote]Lawn is mischief making just so clubs might out bid each other........what he should be doing is offering him a better long term contract & build a team around him.......big numpty.... markthemenace

10:22pm Thu 2 Jan 14

Cityman23 says...

nigel007 wrote:
Someone brought up the fact that Parky has lost the dressing room.... I agree!!.I think the bottom line is we had almost the same team playing Notts County in the cup last year and all the way to the Cup Final.... beating 3 prem teams and an almost prem team(Watford). Difference is the heart and soul is flatlining. Back door there is a cancer spreading which has not been diagnosed by the supporters, but the players and staff are aware of it. as a man thinks in his heart so is he. Something is rotten in the state of Denmark.
My goodness are you trying to beat a record for 'turns of phrase', metaphors etc??!!

a) 'Lost the dressing room' -to lose one would indeed be careless!..??!!

b) 'the bottom line' is.....we haven't reached the bottom yet! Thanks very much!! (seven pts. from safety)

c) 'the heart and SOUL ( ??!!) is...flatlining!'! Well if the heart is dead...it's all over...but the soul?! I am not religious but if you believe in it...isn't it meant to be immortal?!!

d) 'Back door'...?? Is that the one 'PP' should be leaving through?!! Or is that the trap door?(Well it's STILL the panto season.)

e) 'a cancer is spreading'...Well, yes..the cancer of gloom and despondency perhaps spread by certain posters on this...very site!! (If the cap fits..??!)

f) 'Something rotten in the state of Denmark'? Ah yes, Shakespeare...when in doubt there's always a suitable quote from the great bard!

EG..

" Alas, Poor Nahki..(we) ..knew him well!"

" A midfielder, an attacking midfielder...my kingdom for a City attacking midfielder"

" Beware the Ides of ...January!!"

" Out, ......damned... spot ...of.. DEFEATISM!!"

Or what about...

" Pride comes...(in your club)..BEFORE A TROLL! (Was that 'WS'??!!)
[quote][p][bold]nigel007[/bold] wrote: Someone brought up the fact that Parky has lost the dressing room.... I agree!!.I think the bottom line is we had almost the same team playing Notts County in the cup last year and all the way to the Cup Final.... beating 3 prem teams and an almost prem team(Watford). Difference is the heart and soul is flatlining. Back door there is a cancer spreading which has not been diagnosed by the supporters, but the players and staff are aware of it. as a man thinks in his heart so is he. Something is rotten in the state of Denmark.[/p][/quote]My goodness are you trying to beat a record for 'turns of phrase', metaphors etc??!! a) 'Lost the dressing room' -to lose one would indeed be careless!..??!! b) 'the bottom line' is.....we haven't reached the bottom yet! Thanks very much!! (seven pts. from safety) c) 'the heart and SOUL ( ??!!) is...flatlining!'! Well if the heart is dead...it's all over...but the soul?! I am not religious but if you believe in it...isn't it meant to be immortal?!! d) 'Back door'...?? Is that the one 'PP' should be leaving through?!! Or is that the trap door?(Well it's STILL the panto season.) e) 'a cancer is spreading'...Well, yes..the cancer of gloom and despondency perhaps spread by certain posters on this...very site!! (If the cap fits..??!) f) 'Something rotten in the state of Denmark'? Ah yes, Shakespeare...when in doubt there's always a suitable quote from the great bard! EG.. " Alas, Poor Nahki..(we) ..knew him well!" " A midfielder, an attacking midfielder...my kingdom for a City attacking midfielder" " Beware the Ides of ...January!!" " Out, ......damned... spot ...of.. DEFEATISM!!" Or what about... " Pride comes...(in your club)..BEFORE A TROLL! (Was that 'WS'??!!) Cityman23

10:34pm Thu 2 Jan 14

gordon ramsay says...

Tinybantam wrote:
markthemenace wrote:
bluedogs wrote:
COME TO THE JOHN SMITHS STADIUM AND SEE NAKHI MAKE A NAME
Good luck to the dog botheres if you succeed in getting Nahki for more money than he is actually worth. He is a good player and will get better but not without a big centre forward like Hanson or similar to feed him!

Without this Wells is a light weight, & is easily pushed off the ball. He also has pace but is only benificial if he ever gets in behind the defence.

Don't get me wrong I love Nahki & don't want him to leave but all this hype could make him go for a well inflated price tag.

If he ends up at the tetley bitter drome it will be a backward step for him, he has already made a name for himself at the mighty VP.

:-)
Sorry to disappoint you bluedogs, but my son is a Town fan and he has friends in high places there. Town will not pay an over inflated price for Wells. The information that my son gives me, is that it is a Coventry striker who they will buy in the transfer window. Mark Robins knows him well, and Dean Hoyle is prepared to back him in the transfer market, especially as two or three other players will be moved on. As regards Wells situation markthemenace has it spot on.....At the moment Wells is not half as effective without Hanson, as he is when they are paired together. I too hope that the situation is sorted quickly, so that the manager can plan properly without rushing into anything.
Interestingly though the bookies have a book on Wells club after the window. Huddersfield are odds on favourites, long way cler of others. Read into that what you wish

Www.oddschecker.com

Specials
[quote][p][bold]Tinybantam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]markthemenace[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bluedogs[/bold] wrote: COME TO THE JOHN SMITHS STADIUM AND SEE NAKHI MAKE A NAME[/p][/quote]Good luck to the dog botheres if you succeed in getting Nahki for more money than he is actually worth. He is a good player and will get better but not without a big centre forward like Hanson or similar to feed him! Without this Wells is a light weight, & is easily pushed off the ball. He also has pace but is only benificial if he ever gets in behind the defence. Don't get me wrong I love Nahki & don't want him to leave but all this hype could make him go for a well inflated price tag. If he ends up at the tetley bitter drome it will be a backward step for him, he has already made a name for himself at the mighty VP. :-)[/p][/quote]Sorry to disappoint you bluedogs, but my son is a Town fan and he has friends in high places there. Town will not pay an over inflated price for Wells. The information that my son gives me, is that it is a Coventry striker who they will buy in the transfer window. Mark Robins knows him well, and Dean Hoyle is prepared to back him in the transfer market, especially as two or three other players will be moved on. As regards Wells situation markthemenace has it spot on.....At the moment Wells is not half as effective without Hanson, as he is when they are paired together. I too hope that the situation is sorted quickly, so that the manager can plan properly without rushing into anything.[/p][/quote]Interestingly though the bookies have a book on Wells club after the window. Huddersfield are odds on favourites, long way cler of others. Read into that what you wish Www.oddschecker.com Specials gordon ramsay

1:58am Fri 3 Jan 14

tyker7745 says...

Wells is leaving: we have had one offer and expressions of interest from premiership clubs. How much will be paid? Will we ever know the true facts or will it be undisclosed as usual?
Wells is leaving: we have had one offer and expressions of interest from premiership clubs. How much will be paid? Will we ever know the true facts or will it be undisclosed as usual? tyker7745

9:13am Fri 3 Jan 14

dannbradfc says...

Those expecting lots of monay spent on new players with any Nahki money maybe in for a shock. The usual talk of over-spending and the fact that we are looking at non-league players e.g. harrogate keeper and Lee Gregory at halifax maybe and indication that we can't expect this. Indeed parky has mentioned some loans coming in. Perhaps this season the aim is to stay up and build in the summer. I still don't expect even half of nahki money will be invested in players transfer fee's. We have spent only a fee (7500/) on Hanson in the past 5 years at least so those expecting sudden half a million or even hundred grand buys will most probably need a reality check.......cos we won't be writing any big one's.......
Those expecting lots of monay spent on new players with any Nahki money maybe in for a shock. The usual talk of over-spending and the fact that we are looking at non-league players e.g. harrogate keeper and Lee Gregory at halifax maybe and indication that we can't expect this. Indeed parky has mentioned some loans coming in. Perhaps this season the aim is to stay up and build in the summer. I still don't expect even half of nahki money will be invested in players transfer fee's. We have spent only a fee (7500/) on Hanson in the past 5 years at least so those expecting sudden half a million or even hundred grand buys will most probably need a reality check.......cos we won't be writing any big one's....... dannbradfc

9:25am Fri 3 Jan 14

Johsay says...

Regarding the brass, I'm pleased that ML managed to take £1m back out of the club at the first available opportunity.

I would hope that he'd cover the £217k fee for Stewart if ruled, given it was his appointment in Archie Christie who said everything was ok.
Regarding the brass, I'm pleased that ML managed to take £1m back out of the club at the first available opportunity. I would hope that he'd cover the £217k fee for Stewart if ruled, given it was his appointment in Archie Christie who said everything was ok. Johsay

12:14pm Fri 3 Jan 14

lawsonio123 says...

The Nahki Wells saga will come to a head soon. Take the money for much as we all like the player he is being over valued so grab it while you can. He has done very well for us but i cannot see him doing nearly so well in the Premiership.However i and i am sure all of you wish him well where ever he goes.He may reach higher than i feel he can and i wish him well in his efforts to do so GOOD LUCK NAHKI
The Nahki Wells saga will come to a head soon. Take the money for much as we all like the player he is being over valued so grab it while you can. He has done very well for us but i cannot see him doing nearly so well in the Premiership.However i and i am sure all of you wish him well where ever he goes.He may reach higher than i feel he can and i wish him well in his efforts to do so GOOD LUCK NAHKI lawsonio123

5:10pm Fri 3 Jan 14

Halifax Bantam says...

Cant believe theres so many people knocking Wells's ability, hes scored 15 goals in very poor attacking team this season. To suggest he needs a hanson type player at the side of him is ridiculous, playing alongside better quality players who dont just lump the ball will be the making of him. He has the greatest gifts a striker can have, he finds space and scores goals, plenty of them!
Good luck Wells where ever you decide to go.
Cant believe theres so many people knocking Wells's ability, hes scored 15 goals in very poor attacking team this season. To suggest he needs a hanson type player at the side of him is ridiculous, playing alongside better quality players who dont just lump the ball will be the making of him. He has the greatest gifts a striker can have, he finds space and scores goals, plenty of them! Good luck Wells where ever you decide to go. Halifax Bantam

9:13pm Fri 3 Jan 14

Victor Clayton says...

Halifax Bantam wrote:
Cant believe theres so many people knocking Wells's ability, hes scored 15 goals in very poor attacking team this season. To suggest he needs a hanson type player at the side of him is ridiculous, playing alongside better quality players who dont just lump the ball will be the making of him. He has the greatest gifts a striker can have, he finds space and scores goals, plenty of them!
Good luck Wells where ever you decide to go.
Spot on.
[quote][p][bold]Halifax Bantam[/bold] wrote: Cant believe theres so many people knocking Wells's ability, hes scored 15 goals in very poor attacking team this season. To suggest he needs a hanson type player at the side of him is ridiculous, playing alongside better quality players who dont just lump the ball will be the making of him. He has the greatest gifts a striker can have, he finds space and scores goals, plenty of them! Good luck Wells where ever you decide to go.[/p][/quote]Spot on. Victor Clayton

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