Bantams golden oldie Gary Jones still refusing to act his age

Bantams golden oldie Jones still refusing to act his age

James Hanson looks like he’s about to lose a game of penalty box Twister

Matty Dolan holds his head in his hands after firing narrowly wide on his City debut

Gary ‘Peter Pan’ Jones shows his delight at scoring his first goal of the afternoon

Jones has lost none of his athleticism

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Bradford City 3 Crewe 3

Here’s an idea for a new line in the Valley Parade club shop. Start flogging the Gary Jones elixir of life and City will make a fortune.

Phil Parkinson regrets that Prozone don’t stoop as low as League One with their records of how far players run in each game.

But in the case of the Peter Pan skipper, you don’t need statistics as proof.

The evidence is there for all to see as the 36 years young midfield general continues to drag his team through this stickiest of mid-seasons.

Two second-half missiles, struck with either foot, hauled City back to parity twice. Just as he had done at Bramall Lane three weeks earlier, the oldest player on the pitch gave old Father Time a bloodied nose with an ageless individual effort.

If only you could bottle that eternal youthfulness...

It has become a running joke among fans that Jones gets the man of the match award from the Valley Parade sponsors no matter what.

The good-natured ribbing even extends to the captain’s car-share back to the Wirral with Stephen Darby, the player many feel should be City’s player of the season.

But nobody was disputing Saturday’s annou-ncement, although Jones was still game for a laugh afterwards.

He smiled: “Darbs and I have a bit of banter. I always say ‘this should be yours’ on the way home.

“He’s been amazing this season and deserves all the plaudits he gets. He never has a bad game and hopefully he’ll be here for a long time.”

Darby, like the rest of the back four, had a tough afternoon in foul conditions. But he is one player City will be desperate to nail down on a new contract.

But what about Jones? Age is just a number, as he has always said, and the way he is performing right now the skipper remains one of the team’s biggest figures.

Maybe playing week in, week out was catching up with him a bit before Christmas. But those two blank Saturdays in January seem to have done the trick with a new lease of life since.

It wasn’t just the goals. There was the constant running and harrying, like the track-back in the first half to bail out Andrew Davies by his own penalty area after the defender was done for pace.

“The captain deserves all the accolades,” said an admiring Phil Parkinson. “He was inspirational to play like that at 36 on a heavy pitch.

“But you reap what you sow. He trains like that all the time, he lives his life properly and he’s a great example to our young players.

“It’s called desire and he’s got it in abundance. Ever since he’s been here, he’s typified what we’ve wanted at the club.

“I wish we had the Prozone stats in terms of distance covered.

“We did get them when we played Aston Villa at Villa Park and he covered more ground than the top Premier League athletic midfield players and at high intensity as well.

“His ability to do that is extraordinary for his age and I don’t see any sign of that decreasing because of the way he trains.”

So the country’s draw specialists did it again with their eighth stalemate from the dozen games since that last victory against MK Dons in November.

But that was a distinct improvement on the likelihood of a hugely-damaging home defeat that would have brought the spectre of the bottom four into sharper focus.

As it stands, City remain in 13th, although their advantage on the drop zone has been shaved by a point to six. Carlisle away tomorrow night is one where they cannot afford to slip up.

City’s first-half display had been as grim as the weather. Playing into the foul conditions, they didn’t look like they wanted to be there.

There was no intensity or energy about the home play and it was no surprise that Crewe took advantage on the break.

Carl McHugh had been a warrior at Wolves but would have lost his place if Rory McArdle hadn’t damaged his eye in a clash of heads the day before.

That meant McHugh and Davies were paired together in the middle for the first time. A difficult day for them both got off to the worst possible start when the Irishman lost the flight of Anthony Grant’s lofted pass.

McHugh tried to head back to his keeper but only connected with thin air and Uche Ikpeazu took advantage with a measured lob.

But like a wallflower transformed into the life and soul of the party after a couple of glasses of punch, it was a completely different ball game after the break.

City rediscovered their mojo. James Hanson threw himself about and Aaron Mclean finally got some service.

The midfield got on the ball and the wingers had room to stretch their legs.

But then Crewe struck again on another counter-attack, Ikpeazu converting from a tight angle after Jon McLaughlin parried from Chuks Aneke.

City refused to buckle and the crowd stayed with them. They sensed the momentum had shifted despite the scoreline.

That faith was rewarded within four minutes with Hanson taking advantage of Mclean’s square pass for his ninth goal of the season – and third since his previous strike partner’s departure.

Ninety seconds later and Mclean created a screen to set up Jones for the right-foot version of his long-range one-two.

Valley Parade, so flat and depressed in the first half, became a cauldron of noise.

There should have been more goals – especially for Hanson, who saw two point-blank headers brilliantly kept out by young keeper Ben Garratt and spooned another close-range shot over the bar.

When Matthias Pogba drilled Crewe back in front at 3-2, Parkinson saw a few Bantams heads start to drop.

With all the effort involved in dragging themselves off the floor previously, surely it was too big an ask for City to do it once again?

But Mclean again fed a pass back into the path of his captain and this time the trusty left foot sent an equaliser arrowing into the bottom corner.

Jones ran to the Kop to celebrate alone. It was fitting that he did so.

Others had done their bit but Valley Parade knew the fightback was down to one individual.

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8:26am Mon 10 Feb 14

Freddy says...

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Well played Jonesy !--Two Screamers/Worldies.
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City were rescued again. The Wells luck and goal poaching has gone. Screamers from Gary are helping to get a draw.
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BUT--why did Crewe score TWO goals first. Then add another, at supposed Fortress Valley Parade.?.
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There is still a big question, hanging over both the goals scored FOR, and AGAINST.
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Training this week , needs to examine why they are not scoring--and why they are conceding goals.
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At least there was NO RED CARD.
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* Well played Jonesy !--Two Screamers/Worldies. * City were rescued again. The Wells luck and goal poaching has gone. Screamers from Gary are helping to get a draw. * BUT--why did Crewe score TWO goals first. Then add another, at supposed Fortress Valley Parade.?. * There is still a big question, hanging over both the goals scored FOR, and AGAINST. * Training this week , needs to examine why they are not scoring--and why they are conceding goals. * At least there was NO RED CARD. * Freddy
  • Score: -4

8:32am Mon 10 Feb 14

shaun from richmond says...

Anyone who attended Saturdays game (SO THATS NOT YOU PETER!) must now realise 100%, we are in a Relegation Scrap!!.
Without the early season form we would be already DOOMED!...I think "Parky" has EARNED the right to see if he can get us out of this mess.....but after getting the squad so out of balance, its hard to believe all these loan players are going to understand his baffling tactics!
Anyone who attended Saturdays game (SO THATS NOT YOU PETER!) must now realise 100%, we are in a Relegation Scrap!!. Without the early season form we would be already DOOMED!...I think "Parky" has EARNED the right to see if he can get us out of this mess.....but after getting the squad so out of balance, its hard to believe all these loan players are going to understand his baffling tactics! shaun from richmond
  • Score: 3

8:59am Mon 10 Feb 14

Cheshire Bantam says...

Shaun . Are you implying there are tactics. I thought it was just long ball to Hanson and slowly wander up the pitch after the ball!
Shaun . Are you implying there are tactics. I thought it was just long ball to Hanson and slowly wander up the pitch after the ball! Cheshire Bantam
  • Score: -8

10:08am Mon 10 Feb 14

Bantamania says...

Hanson still winning most headers but his flick ons are not being utilised the way Wells did. In the first half in particular, McLean was never anywhere near Hanson to run on to his flick ons, or anyone else for that matter. Second half was much better especially McLean who shielded the ball well and laid on all three goals. But for two world class saves from point blank headers by their keeper we could have scored more in the second half, although they also looked dangerous when attacking.

We certainly need something out of the Carlisle game, three points is a must otherwise we will be in the bottom four in no time. Let's hope Gary Jones can find a few more screamers like the two he scored on Saturday - Superb Goals!!
Hanson still winning most headers but his flick ons are not being utilised the way Wells did. In the first half in particular, McLean was never anywhere near Hanson to run on to his flick ons, or anyone else for that matter. Second half was much better especially McLean who shielded the ball well and laid on all three goals. But for two world class saves from point blank headers by their keeper we could have scored more in the second half, although they also looked dangerous when attacking. We certainly need something out of the Carlisle game, three points is a must otherwise we will be in the bottom four in no time. Let's hope Gary Jones can find a few more screamers like the two he scored on Saturday - Superb Goals!! Bantamania
  • Score: 6

10:22am Mon 10 Feb 14

Peter300 says...

shaun from richmond wrote:
Anyone who attended Saturdays game (SO THATS NOT YOU PETER!) must now realise 100%, we are in a Relegation Scrap!!.
Without the early season form we would be already DOOMED!...I think "Parky" has EARNED the right to see if he can get us out of this mess.....but after getting the squad so out of balance, its hard to believe all these loan players are going to understand his baffling tactics!
Thanks for the donation Shaun. Much appreciated by Mr. Lawn, Mr. Julian, the manager and everyone else at the club. These are all people you refer to as deadbeats and have done for several years now. City were supposedly in a relegation scrap two years ago. Remember Shaun? You kindly sent in money to held the club and I appreciate that. It was people you as an outsider described as deadbeats who stayed in the division and then won promotion last season. Using your view, I suppose one could describe the manager and players as our deadbeats. I'm happy to support these people.
[quote][p][bold]shaun from richmond[/bold] wrote: Anyone who attended Saturdays game (SO THATS NOT YOU PETER!) must now realise 100%, we are in a Relegation Scrap!!. Without the early season form we would be already DOOMED!...I think "Parky" has EARNED the right to see if he can get us out of this mess.....but after getting the squad so out of balance, its hard to believe all these loan players are going to understand his baffling tactics![/p][/quote]Thanks for the donation Shaun. Much appreciated by Mr. Lawn, Mr. Julian, the manager and everyone else at the club. These are all people you refer to as deadbeats and have done for several years now. City were supposedly in a relegation scrap two years ago. Remember Shaun? You kindly sent in money to held the club and I appreciate that. It was people you as an outsider described as deadbeats who stayed in the division and then won promotion last season. Using your view, I suppose one could describe the manager and players as our deadbeats. I'm happy to support these people. Peter300
  • Score: -4

10:23am Mon 10 Feb 14

Peter300 says...

shaun from richmond wrote:
Anyone who attended Saturdays game (SO THATS NOT YOU PETER!) must now realise 100%, we are in a Relegation Scrap!!.
Without the early season form we would be already DOOMED!...I think "Parky" has EARNED the right to see if he can get us out of this mess.....but after getting the squad so out of balance, its hard to believe all these loan players are going to understand his baffling tactics!
And don't shout!
[quote][p][bold]shaun from richmond[/bold] wrote: Anyone who attended Saturdays game (SO THATS NOT YOU PETER!) must now realise 100%, we are in a Relegation Scrap!!. Without the early season form we would be already DOOMED!...I think "Parky" has EARNED the right to see if he can get us out of this mess.....but after getting the squad so out of balance, its hard to believe all these loan players are going to understand his baffling tactics![/p][/quote]And don't shout! Peter300
  • Score: -6

10:23am Mon 10 Feb 14

Peter300 says...

shaun from richmond wrote:
Anyone who attended Saturdays game (SO THATS NOT YOU PETER!) must now realise 100%, we are in a Relegation Scrap!!.
Without the early season form we would be already DOOMED!...I think "Parky" has EARNED the right to see if he can get us out of this mess.....but after getting the squad so out of balance, its hard to believe all these loan players are going to understand his baffling tactics!
And don't shout!
[quote][p][bold]shaun from richmond[/bold] wrote: Anyone who attended Saturdays game (SO THATS NOT YOU PETER!) must now realise 100%, we are in a Relegation Scrap!!. Without the early season form we would be already DOOMED!...I think "Parky" has EARNED the right to see if he can get us out of this mess.....but after getting the squad so out of balance, its hard to believe all these loan players are going to understand his baffling tactics![/p][/quote]And don't shout! Peter300
  • Score: -4

10:23am Mon 10 Feb 14

Peter300 says...

shaun from richmond wrote:
Anyone who attended Saturdays game (SO THATS NOT YOU PETER!) must now realise 100%, we are in a Relegation Scrap!!.
Without the early season form we would be already DOOMED!...I think "Parky" has EARNED the right to see if he can get us out of this mess.....but after getting the squad so out of balance, its hard to believe all these loan players are going to understand his baffling tactics!
And don't shout!
[quote][p][bold]shaun from richmond[/bold] wrote: Anyone who attended Saturdays game (SO THATS NOT YOU PETER!) must now realise 100%, we are in a Relegation Scrap!!. Without the early season form we would be already DOOMED!...I think "Parky" has EARNED the right to see if he can get us out of this mess.....but after getting the squad so out of balance, its hard to believe all these loan players are going to understand his baffling tactics![/p][/quote]And don't shout! Peter300
  • Score: -6

10:23am Mon 10 Feb 14

Peter300 says...

shaun from richmond wrote:
Anyone who attended Saturdays game (SO THATS NOT YOU PETER!) must now realise 100%, we are in a Relegation Scrap!!.
Without the early season form we would be already DOOMED!...I think "Parky" has EARNED the right to see if he can get us out of this mess.....but after getting the squad so out of balance, its hard to believe all these loan players are going to understand his baffling tactics!
And don't shout!
[quote][p][bold]shaun from richmond[/bold] wrote: Anyone who attended Saturdays game (SO THATS NOT YOU PETER!) must now realise 100%, we are in a Relegation Scrap!!. Without the early season form we would be already DOOMED!...I think "Parky" has EARNED the right to see if he can get us out of this mess.....but after getting the squad so out of balance, its hard to believe all these loan players are going to understand his baffling tactics![/p][/quote]And don't shout! Peter300
  • Score: -3

10:26am Mon 10 Feb 14

Peter300 says...

Cheshire Bantam wrote:
Shaun . Are you implying there are tactics. I thought it was just long ball to Hanson and slowly wander up the pitch after the ball!
And yet City scored three goals and had at least three other good opportunities.
[quote][p][bold]Cheshire Bantam[/bold] wrote: Shaun . Are you implying there are tactics. I thought it was just long ball to Hanson and slowly wander up the pitch after the ball![/p][/quote]And yet City scored three goals and had at least three other good opportunities. Peter300
  • Score: 1

10:28am Mon 10 Feb 14

Peter300 says...

Freddy wrote:
*
Well played Jonesy !--Two Screamers/Worldies.
*
City were rescued again. The Wells luck and goal poaching has gone. Screamers from Gary are helping to get a draw.
*
BUT--why did Crewe score TWO goals first. Then add another, at supposed Fortress Valley Parade.?.
*
There is still a big question, hanging over both the goals scored FOR, and AGAINST.
*
Training this week , needs to examine why they are not scoring--and why they are conceding goals.
*
At least there was NO RED CARD.
*
I think you need to get down to training have have a word with Nick Allamby. Ask for Mr. Allamby and someone will point you in the right direction.
[quote][p][bold]Freddy[/bold] wrote: * Well played Jonesy !--Two Screamers/Worldies. * City were rescued again. The Wells luck and goal poaching has gone. Screamers from Gary are helping to get a draw. * BUT--why did Crewe score TWO goals first. Then add another, at supposed Fortress Valley Parade.?. * There is still a big question, hanging over both the goals scored FOR, and AGAINST. * Training this week , needs to examine why they are not scoring--and why they are conceding goals. * At least there was NO RED CARD. *[/p][/quote]I think you need to get down to training have have a word with Nick Allamby. Ask for Mr. Allamby and someone will point you in the right direction. Peter300
  • Score: -1

10:50am Mon 10 Feb 14

whisky1 says...

shaun from richmond wrote:
Anyone who attended Saturdays game (SO THATS NOT YOU PETER!) must now realise 100%, we are in a Relegation Scrap!!. Without the early season form we would be already DOOMED!...I think "Parky" has EARNED the right to see if he can get us out of this mess.....but after getting the squad so out of balance, its hard to believe all these loan players are going to understand his baffling tactics!
Here he is again SHOUTY SHAUN legend in his own lunchtime ..INTERNATIONAL PLAY BOY ..Business whizz kid and expert sporting pundit. He has more commercial savvy than those with decades of business experience between them and a better grasp of tactics than PP and the coaching staff put together. It must be great living in your head.
[quote][p][bold]shaun from richmond[/bold] wrote: Anyone who attended Saturdays game (SO THATS NOT YOU PETER!) must now realise 100%, we are in a Relegation Scrap!!. Without the early season form we would be already DOOMED!...I think "Parky" has EARNED the right to see if he can get us out of this mess.....but after getting the squad so out of balance, its hard to believe all these loan players are going to understand his baffling tactics![/p][/quote]Here he is again SHOUTY SHAUN legend in his own lunchtime ..INTERNATIONAL PLAY BOY ..Business whizz kid and expert sporting pundit. He has more commercial savvy than those with decades of business experience between them and a better grasp of tactics than PP and the coaching staff put together. It must be great living in your head. whisky1
  • Score: 9

12:37pm Mon 10 Feb 14

Olivermac says...

A lot better display than at Wolves at least the effort was there, I don't think that bringing in new players is going to gel together immediatley so a bit of time may be required I know we don't have a massive amount of time but I think we will get the elusive win and we will be in div 1 next year .
Just like to mention what a player Gary Jones is he puts some of the younger players to shame with his efforts passion and will to win I just hope that city give him a contract for next year he fully deserves it if they don't I bet there will be plenty of teams from div 1 & 2 that will give him a contract regardless of his age.
A lot better display than at Wolves at least the effort was there, I don't think that bringing in new players is going to gel together immediatley so a bit of time may be required I know we don't have a massive amount of time but I think we will get the elusive win and we will be in div 1 next year . Just like to mention what a player Gary Jones is he puts some of the younger players to shame with his efforts passion and will to win I just hope that city give him a contract for next year he fully deserves it if they don't I bet there will be plenty of teams from div 1 & 2 that will give him a contract regardless of his age. Olivermac
  • Score: 9

1:15pm Mon 10 Feb 14

bcfc1903 says...

Steady away for me, we don't win many, we certainly don't lose many, no worries BCFC have more than enough quality to be comfortable in this league.

Gary Jones, great player, just wish Stuart could have got him when he tried a few years back. A class act and an inspiration to the team and supporters!!!!
Steady away for me, we don't win many, we certainly don't lose many, no worries BCFC have more than enough quality to be comfortable in this league. Gary Jones, great player, just wish Stuart could have got him when he tried a few years back. A class act and an inspiration to the team and supporters!!!! bcfc1903
  • Score: 8

2:06pm Mon 10 Feb 14

shaun from richmond says...

whisky1 wrote:
shaun from richmond wrote:
Anyone who attended Saturdays game (SO THATS NOT YOU PETER!) must now realise 100%, we are in a Relegation Scrap!!. Without the early season form we would be already DOOMED!...I think "Parky" has EARNED the right to see if he can get us out of this mess.....but after getting the squad so out of balance, its hard to believe all these loan players are going to understand his baffling tactics!
Here he is again SHOUTY SHAUN legend in his own lunchtime ..INTERNATIONAL PLAY BOY ..Business whizz kid and expert sporting pundit. He has more commercial savvy than those with decades of business experience between them and a better grasp of tactics than PP and the coaching staff put together. It must be great living in your head.
IT IS!!.....
[quote][p][bold]whisky1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]shaun from richmond[/bold] wrote: Anyone who attended Saturdays game (SO THATS NOT YOU PETER!) must now realise 100%, we are in a Relegation Scrap!!. Without the early season form we would be already DOOMED!...I think "Parky" has EARNED the right to see if he can get us out of this mess.....but after getting the squad so out of balance, its hard to believe all these loan players are going to understand his baffling tactics![/p][/quote]Here he is again SHOUTY SHAUN legend in his own lunchtime ..INTERNATIONAL PLAY BOY ..Business whizz kid and expert sporting pundit. He has more commercial savvy than those with decades of business experience between them and a better grasp of tactics than PP and the coaching staff put together. It must be great living in your head.[/p][/quote]IT IS!!..... shaun from richmond
  • Score: -4

2:10pm Mon 10 Feb 14

shaun from richmond says...

Peter300 wrote:
shaun from richmond wrote:
Anyone who attended Saturdays game (SO THATS NOT YOU PETER!) must now realise 100%, we are in a Relegation Scrap!!.
Without the early season form we would be already DOOMED!...I think "Parky" has EARNED the right to see if he can get us out of this mess.....but after getting the squad so out of balance, its hard to believe all these loan players are going to understand his baffling tactics!
Thanks for the donation Shaun. Much appreciated by Mr. Lawn, Mr. Julian, the manager and everyone else at the club. These are all people you refer to as deadbeats and have done for several years now. City were supposedly in a relegation scrap two years ago. Remember Shaun? You kindly sent in money to held the club and I appreciate that. It was people you as an outsider described as deadbeats who stayed in the division and then won promotion last season. Using your view, I suppose one could describe the manager and players as our deadbeats. I'm happy to support these people.
I along with most on this site DONATE money to City.....BECAUSE WE ARE SUPPORTERS!.
YOU ARE NOT A SUPPORTER!....you just go to Skipton Library between 10am and 11am EVERYDAY!
[quote][p][bold]Peter300[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]shaun from richmond[/bold] wrote: Anyone who attended Saturdays game (SO THATS NOT YOU PETER!) must now realise 100%, we are in a Relegation Scrap!!. Without the early season form we would be already DOOMED!...I think "Parky" has EARNED the right to see if he can get us out of this mess.....but after getting the squad so out of balance, its hard to believe all these loan players are going to understand his baffling tactics![/p][/quote]Thanks for the donation Shaun. Much appreciated by Mr. Lawn, Mr. Julian, the manager and everyone else at the club. These are all people you refer to as deadbeats and have done for several years now. City were supposedly in a relegation scrap two years ago. Remember Shaun? You kindly sent in money to held the club and I appreciate that. It was people you as an outsider described as deadbeats who stayed in the division and then won promotion last season. Using your view, I suppose one could describe the manager and players as our deadbeats. I'm happy to support these people.[/p][/quote]I along with most on this site DONATE money to City.....BECAUSE WE ARE SUPPORTERS!. YOU ARE NOT A SUPPORTER!....you just go to Skipton Library between 10am and 11am EVERYDAY! shaun from richmond
  • Score: -1

2:23pm Mon 10 Feb 14

BungleMagic says...

Peter300 wrote:
shaun from richmond wrote:
Anyone who attended Saturdays game (SO THATS NOT YOU PETER!) must now realise 100%, we are in a Relegation Scrap!!.
Without the early season form we would be already DOOMED!...I think "Parky" has EARNED the right to see if he can get us out of this mess.....but after getting the squad so out of balance, its hard to believe all these loan players are going to understand his baffling tactics!
Thanks for the donation Shaun. Much appreciated by Mr. Lawn, Mr. Julian, the manager and everyone else at the club. These are all people you refer to as deadbeats and have done for several years now. City were supposedly in a relegation scrap two years ago. Remember Shaun? You kindly sent in money to held the club and I appreciate that. It was people you as an outsider described as deadbeats who stayed in the division and then won promotion last season. Using your view, I suppose one could describe the manager and players as our deadbeats. I'm happy to support these people.
On this occasion, I'm actually agreeing with Shaun, recently, rarely have we had a plan A never mind plan B.

Peter, we were in a relegation scrap not just two seasons ago but three seasons ago, we finished 18th twice and at one point had been at our lowest point for decades.

I see that you make no comment about the game except just to be snidey back, not just to Shaun but other posters as well, grow the feck up.

For me, the first half was poor, extremely poor but we were hampered by the wind and rain, second half, all guns blazing and as we've seen in other games, many a time we get caught out going forward (see Notts County away), on this occasion, lady luck smiled and El Capitano produced the goods for us.

You should try going to a game Peter, then some of us less regular posters won't think that you're such a d.....
[quote][p][bold]Peter300[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]shaun from richmond[/bold] wrote: Anyone who attended Saturdays game (SO THATS NOT YOU PETER!) must now realise 100%, we are in a Relegation Scrap!!. Without the early season form we would be already DOOMED!...I think "Parky" has EARNED the right to see if he can get us out of this mess.....but after getting the squad so out of balance, its hard to believe all these loan players are going to understand his baffling tactics![/p][/quote]Thanks for the donation Shaun. Much appreciated by Mr. Lawn, Mr. Julian, the manager and everyone else at the club. These are all people you refer to as deadbeats and have done for several years now. City were supposedly in a relegation scrap two years ago. Remember Shaun? You kindly sent in money to held the club and I appreciate that. It was people you as an outsider described as deadbeats who stayed in the division and then won promotion last season. Using your view, I suppose one could describe the manager and players as our deadbeats. I'm happy to support these people.[/p][/quote]On this occasion, I'm actually agreeing with Shaun, recently, rarely have we had a plan A never mind plan B. Peter, we were in a relegation scrap not just two seasons ago but three seasons ago, we finished 18th twice and at one point had been at our lowest point for decades. I see that you make no comment about the game except just to be snidey back, not just to Shaun but other posters as well, grow the feck up. For me, the first half was poor, extremely poor but we were hampered by the wind and rain, second half, all guns blazing and as we've seen in other games, many a time we get caught out going forward (see Notts County away), on this occasion, lady luck smiled and El Capitano produced the goods for us. You should try going to a game Peter, then some of us less regular posters won't think that you're such a d..... BungleMagic
  • Score: -3

3:28pm Mon 10 Feb 14

Michael Clayton says...

Oh, ho, ho it's tragic, you know
A standard of comments so low
It's tragic, you know
Never believe it's not so.
Oh, ho, ho it's tragic, you know A standard of comments so low It's tragic, you know Never believe it's not so. Michael Clayton
  • Score: 3

4:58pm Mon 10 Feb 14

claret or green ? says...

Well I didn't go Saturday, in fact haven't been since the Bristol City game, but I guess that makes me more entitled than Peter to comment, the flexi card member that I am. Of course the longer this winless run goes on, the more worrying it becomes, but it must have been a thrilling, albeit a stressful game for the City diehards. But on the plus side, the team are obviously showing great character, are drawing alot more than they are losing and as an aside, how long is it since a City player can claim a hat trick of assists in a game ? Clearly it is preferable that Aaron Mclean finds the back of the net, but I'm sure it will happen soon and it doesn't matter a great deal if he is setting up goals consistently. I note the criticism of Parky's tactics, but the newbie's may need a short time to settle and the manager can only go with what he has, besides, City don't often do boring end of season nothing to play for mid table obscurity !
Well I didn't go Saturday, in fact haven't been since the Bristol City game, but I guess that makes me more entitled than Peter to comment, the flexi card member that I am. Of course the longer this winless run goes on, the more worrying it becomes, but it must have been a thrilling, albeit a stressful game for the City diehards. But on the plus side, the team are obviously showing great character, are drawing alot more than they are losing and as an aside, how long is it since a City player can claim a hat trick of assists in a game ? Clearly it is preferable that Aaron Mclean finds the back of the net, but I'm sure it will happen soon and it doesn't matter a great deal if he is setting up goals consistently. I note the criticism of Parky's tactics, but the newbie's may need a short time to settle and the manager can only go with what he has, besides, City don't often do boring end of season nothing to play for mid table obscurity ! claret or green ?
  • Score: -2

6:46pm Mon 10 Feb 14

shaun from richmond says...

Michael Clayton wrote:
Oh, ho, ho it's tragic, you know
A standard of comments so low
It's tragic, you know
Never believe it's not so.
Better get back off to the BULLS page then!!
[quote][p][bold]Michael Clayton[/bold] wrote: Oh, ho, ho it's tragic, you know A standard of comments so low It's tragic, you know Never believe it's not so.[/p][/quote]Better get back off to the BULLS page then!! shaun from richmond
  • Score: 0

7:21pm Mon 10 Feb 14

Plastic Bantam says...

You lot are like a bunch of kids fighting in the playground
You lot are like a bunch of kids fighting in the playground Plastic Bantam
  • Score: -3

8:28am Tue 11 Feb 14

Michael Clayton says...

shaun from richmond wrote:
Michael Clayton wrote: Oh, ho, ho it's tragic, you know A standard of comments so low It's tragic, you know Never believe it's not so.
Better get back off to the BULLS page then!!
Hardly likely! I hate that club with a passion. Bunch of free-loaders.
[quote][p][bold]shaun from richmond[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Michael Clayton[/bold] wrote: Oh, ho, ho it's tragic, you know A standard of comments so low It's tragic, you know Never believe it's not so.[/p][/quote]Better get back off to the BULLS page then!![/p][/quote]Hardly likely! I hate that club with a passion. Bunch of free-loaders. Michael Clayton
  • Score: -1

8:31am Tue 11 Feb 14

Michael Clayton says...

shaun from richmond wrote:
Michael Clayton wrote: Oh, ho, ho it's tragic, you know A standard of comments so low It's tragic, you know Never believe it's not so.
Better get back off to the BULLS page then!!
It looks like you took my comments personally?
[quote][p][bold]shaun from richmond[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Michael Clayton[/bold] wrote: Oh, ho, ho it's tragic, you know A standard of comments so low It's tragic, you know Never believe it's not so.[/p][/quote]Better get back off to the BULLS page then!![/p][/quote]It looks like you took my comments personally? Michael Clayton
  • Score: -1

3:17pm Tue 11 Feb 14

shaun from richmond says...

Michael Clayton wrote:
shaun from richmond wrote:
Michael Clayton wrote: Oh, ho, ho it's tragic, you know A standard of comments so low It's tragic, you know Never believe it's not so.
Better get back off to the BULLS page then!!
It looks like you took my comments personally?
OOPS....Not happy with your first response???....ERM..
.Try again Michael, and again and again.....TILL YOU GET IT RIGHT!
[quote][p][bold]Michael Clayton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]shaun from richmond[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Michael Clayton[/bold] wrote: Oh, ho, ho it's tragic, you know A standard of comments so low It's tragic, you know Never believe it's not so.[/p][/quote]Better get back off to the BULLS page then!![/p][/quote]It looks like you took my comments personally?[/p][/quote]OOPS....Not happy with your first response???....ERM.. .Try again Michael, and again and again.....TILL YOU GET IT RIGHT! shaun from richmond
  • Score: 0

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