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FT: Carlisle 1 Bantams 0

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Simon Parker, Bradford City Reporter

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bcfc1903 6:50pm Tue 11 Feb 14

Good luck to BCFC players and to the supporters, have a good one and a safe trip home hopefully with either one or three points!!!!!

Score: 10
Crags 8:51pm Tue 11 Feb 14

Well parkinson you need to sort this mess out well and truly. Loan signings not given a chance to blend in. First Bennett and now Dolan replaced after 1.5 matches. Edging nearer the danger zone and other teams with games in hand. Please oh please sort the slump out as I cannot bear to think of football in the basement again so soon.

Score: 3
birbir 9:05pm Tue 11 Feb 14

Parky Out!!!

Score: -13
bahamianbantam 9:34pm Tue 11 Feb 14

Yet another inept performance? We are between the devil and the deep blue sea. Can't see us getting another win - Carlisle 7 losses out of nine - great we are playing BCFC an easy three points!
The great hope Davies cannot paper over strategic and tactical ineptitude. You have to play 4-5-1 in this league. See McLean draws another blank.

Score: -2
Mr Tii 9:37pm Tue 11 Feb 14

Parky out !!!

Score: -7
Cheshire Bantam 9:39pm Tue 11 Feb 14

Enough is enough. Parkinson has to go, he has to take responsibility for this mess

Score: -8
tyker2 9:39pm Tue 11 Feb 14

where to now and I winder what excuses will be rendered tonight.

Too cold, too heavy a pitch snow or two games in quick succession?

Parky's contract expires shortly. Will it be renewed?

Score: -4
Spenvalleyspartan 9:47pm Tue 11 Feb 14

Parkinson has been found out! Think he's taken us as far as he can. Looking down the barrel of another relegation! The form without doubt is relegation form! Don't know where the next win is going to come from. We're very poor and when he goes take your love child Thompson with you!

Score: 0
cudelse 9:53pm Tue 11 Feb 14

1 point from Crewe and Carlisle: time to do your job ML and JR and get rid of this one trick pony.

Score: -5
Cyprus Bantam 10:01pm Tue 11 Feb 14

May be PP needs to signs up Dynamo to conjure up a win! His new signings aren't doing it for him. Time to go!

Score: -1
Crags 10:07pm Tue 11 Feb 14

Fact. 1 win in 21. That's 1 win in virtually half a season. Relegation form. Can't see city winning another game any time soon. By the end of February it could be too late to do anything. Parkinson took us up and looks like he's taking us back. All you hear on the radio is city dominated after the break but lacked a cutting edge. Sorry but let's have city dominated from the off and took the lead. Common McClean show the fans what you've got.

Score: 1
bantam10 10:08pm Tue 11 Feb 14

Not looking good. No goals yet from McClean who I knew was the wrong choice. No threat up front. God knows what wage this guy is on or what he cost but he was not the right player to bring in.
He has been there done it and bet Hull cannot believe their luck they got rid.
We will go back down to that horrendous league if changes are not made fast.

Score: -4
Crags 10:09pm Tue 11 Feb 14

Crags wrote…


Fact. 1 win in 21. That's 1 win in virtually half a season. Relegation form. Can't see city winning another game any time soon. By the end of February it could be too late to do anything. Parkinson took us up and looks like he's taking us back. All you hear on the radio is city dominated after the break but lacked a cutting edge. Sorry but let's have city dominated from the off and took the lead. Common McClean show the fans what you've got.

Come on McClean show the fans what you've got.

Score: 3
yorkbantam73 10:32pm Tue 11 Feb 14

Same old Same Old!!

Plays the totally ineffective Thompson away from home because he's more defence minded, takes him off chasing the game between 65-75 minutes and brings a like for like replacement on!

Replaces a midfielder for a midfielder while trailing the game, not just any midfielder but a defensive midfielder who has had all season to prove himself but hasn't! He's signs a box to box midfielder in his own words not mine and he hasn't made it off the bench yet!

Trailing with 10 mins to go he brings a striker on for a striker, why not go 3 up front what's to lose?

We have no left back in the club but have signed countless central defenders and wingers either permantly or on loan who don't even get a look in!

The guy is a one trick poney his first thoughts are not to lose and keep it tight as long as he can but seems incapable of changes the formation once we go behind, no plan B and I cannot see how we will get out of this as our current form equates to 28 points over a season!!

Time to go Parky???

Score: -3
bahamianbantam 10:40pm Tue 11 Feb 14

Once again we find ourselves in an unenviable position. Just 12 months after the greatest achievement by any 4th tier management team we have lost our way. This slump has been on the cards for many a month - indeed I think the way PP sets up the team always needs a superhuman effort from jones and Doyle. Our two wide midfielders have always been lightweight and the long ball to Hanson has been found out. Unfortunately James is not the best at attacking crosses (even if he ever gets any). PP's inability to get a Left Back and the demise in form of Meredith has been crucial in our continuing decline.
The much hyped signing of best a League One journeyman (he had a great Lg 2 season, followed by a good Lg1 - then er nothing) has been disastrous.
Unfortunately it is highly unlikely any manager can now change this.
The cost of sacking PP and Parkin would be prohibitive.
Our only hope is a new left back got on emergency loan - and use McLean as mobile forward (although judging by his substatitution at Wolves PP doesn't rate him) so I would play: McLaughlin; Darby, Davies, McArdle (or McHugh), AN other; Bennett, Doyle, Atkinson (or Dolan), Jones, Reach; McLean (or Gray or Hanson) - Not a great side, even maybe a poor one but one that might just get us a point a game. There would be little goal threat but heyho whats the alternative?
Maybe our cup and promotion run used every bit of luck for years to come - I feel for ML and JR - the optimists won the day only Shaun was right ...
Just think only two more winless games and statistically this will be the worst run in our club's (not so glorious) history. And indeed under PP we've had nearly three or is four of these such runs.
PP was a lucky manager - shame lady luck now has deserted him ... And us

Score: -1
Cityman23 10:44pm Tue 11 Feb 14

Now just five points rom safety, City are beginning to look vulnerable and, whllst we must stick together and hope 'PP' can guide us though these tricky days, it would be foolish NOT to admit we have hit problems.

Probems:

a) Defence conceding first goal too often as in bad old days.

b) Stuggling to score-Aaron McLean hasn't broken his duck yet.

c) City are looking as if they are still missing Nahki -he was more important than we perhaps care to admit.

d) Lack of belief-in a rut of poor form-can't break out.

Score: 3
torreyman 10:49pm Tue 11 Feb 14

See you all in Div 2 back on this performance where we belong sorry sad times have come back

Score: -5
tinytoonster 10:52pm Tue 11 Feb 14

its amazing how when i said one trick pony and thommo his love child i got shot down in flames!
nothing against him personally but like i said, good managers have different tactics.
he talks a good game and then we start it slow.
i said give him and the loan signings time to bed in but he just falls back to default.
thommo keep it tight.

Score: -3
nigel007 10:53pm Tue 11 Feb 14

Bw

Score: -1
eldwick person 10:58pm Tue 11 Feb 14

We are still 13th in league one tonight. Things are not going great now but last season parkinson helped get us out of league two when several others had tried and not been able. For me I will hope parkinson and the team will turn it around.

Score: 3
claret or green ? 11:01pm Tue 11 Feb 14

Well although there is a chink of light between City and the bottom four, it's getting ever smaller and one point from Crewe and Carlisle don't make it obvious a win is just around the corner. I'm guessing at best PP has 3 games to bag a win and in the absence of such, I think ML and JR will have a major scrum down.

Score: 1
Waynus1971 11:01pm Tue 11 Feb 14

tyker2 wrote…


where to now and I winder what excuses will be rendered tonight.

Too cold, too heavy a pitch snow or two games in quick succession?

Parky's contract expires shortly. Will it be renewed?

Tyker, think, draw back breath and THEN start typing!!!
You are a Bradford City fan, yes?

Then how the h3ll don't you know that PP and his backroom signed 3yr deals last June????? Call yersen a fan, LOL

Score: 3
mrmuzzy 11:14pm Tue 11 Feb 14

Absolutely shocking!!!
Time for chairman to make the right choice for once.
Parkinson out!!!!!

Score: -3
hdclaret 11:15pm Tue 11 Feb 14

Listened to park's interview on radio Lee#$ , feel sorry for the guy sounds like he is as pi&&3@ off as anyone else, but he's picking the team and coming up with the tactics that don't seem to be working. Don't like to say it but most managers would have gone by now ?. One comment on the radio from hudds fan was Bradford can have wells back he's rubbish ,not saying that on here a few weeks ago.

Score: 3
macca1969 11:26pm Tue 11 Feb 14

Well that was a waste if money and a very cold night. Only one player deserved his wage tonight we were that poor. Reach must have wondered what sort of a so called team he has joined. To say we were poor is being very kind :-(

Score: 3
Bradford Lad BD9 11:32pm Tue 11 Feb 14

We lose to the mighty Carlisle, what a joke, what are the co chairmen waiting for, parky needs to go, his time is up, there's no point waiting till were down then getting rid.

Score: -1
Manningham bantam 11:33pm Tue 11 Feb 14

macca1969 wrote…


Well that was a waste if money and a very cold night. Only one player deserved his wage tonight we were that poor. Reach must have wondered what sort of a so called team he has joined. To say we were poor is being very kind :-(

What was the reaction of the city fans at full time ?

Score: -1
macca1969 11:51pm Tue 11 Feb 14

Manningham bantam wrote…


macca1969 wrote…


Well that was a waste if money and a very cold night. Only one player deserved his wage tonight we were that poor. Reach must have wondered what sort of a so called team he has joined. To say we were poor is being very kind :-(
What was the reaction of the city fans at full time ?

Resounding boos all round and the players can't really expect any better than that after thst woeful performance

Score: 1
birstallbantam56 11:58pm Tue 11 Feb 14

Simply not good enough!! 1 win in 21 - how is this guy still in a job, I hate to say it but he needs to be shown the door, the only place we are going is back to league 2. He would have been sacked long ago at any other club, managers have lost their jobs for performances way better than
this, enough is enough, time to get rid

Score: -2
bantam1911 12:09am Wed 12 Feb 14

Sorry guys but this is typical over reaction after a loss, everyone calling for Parky's head, but who would you get in that's better, would guarantee better results, I'm sure many would state they could, but a few games in they would blame it on Parky's signings and wash their hands of any responsibility, whereas Parky has backed his signings and has to make it work,he's had a wretched time with injuries, a striker who thought he was better than Suarez and too good for City, once he gets the new players to gel and the spirit back in the team now that the bad apple has gone we will see a turn around in fortunes, don't forget this season was always going to be about consolidation not promotion, some people here seem to think we should have walked the league this year on the back of the cup run and strong finish last season but the cup run was a bonus and the promotion was on the back of other teams slipping up, we over achieved and are now facing a reality check, hang in there with Parky, we won't go down and he will build a team to challenge next season.

Score: 7
Bradford Lad BD9 12:17am Wed 12 Feb 14

We don't want parky to rebuild for next season, no more hoof, hoof football, thank you very much.Get rid now pls

Score: -2
Bradford1903 12:27am Wed 12 Feb 14

Disappointing; it was a great opportunity to put some clear daylight between the bottom four, and we should be coming away with at least a point at places like Carlisle. It does concern me that we very rarely seem to nick these tight type of games.

We are obviously on a bad run, but have been unlucky at times and could have easily won a few games in that period. We can't feel sorry for ourselves though, and need to get some wins on the board, as we are better than this.

There are more than four teams worse than us in this division, and I think we will survive comfortably, but it is obviously a concern when we are on such a terrible run.

Score: 4
lancaster parader 1:44am Wed 12 Feb 14

Bradford1903 wrote…


Disappointing; it was a great opportunity to put some clear daylight between the bottom four, and we should be coming away with at least a point at places like Carlisle. It does concern me that we very rarely seem to nick these tight type of games.

We are obviously on a bad run, but have been unlucky at times and could have easily won a few games in that period. We can't feel sorry for ourselves though, and need to get some wins on the board, as we are better than this.

There are more than four teams worse than us in this division, and I think we will survive comfortably, but it is obviously a concern when we are on such a terrible run.

Well said

Score: 5
lancaster parader 1:57am Wed 12 Feb 14

bantam1911 wrote…


Sorry guys but this is typical over reaction after a loss, everyone calling for Parky's head, but who would you get in that's better, would guarantee better results, I'm sure many would state they could, but a few games in they would blame it on Parky's signings and wash their hands of any responsibility, whereas Parky has backed his signings and has to make it work,he's had a wretched time with injuries, a striker who thought he was better than Suarez and too good for City, once he gets the new players to gel and the spirit back in the team now that the bad apple has gone we will see a turn around in fortunes, don't forget this season was always going to be about consolidation not promotion, some people here seem to think we should have walked the league this year on the back of the cup run and strong finish last season but the cup run was a bonus and the promotion was on the back of other teams slipping up, we over achieved and are now facing a reality check, hang in there with Parky, we won't go down and he will build a team to challenge next season.

Agree 100 %

Score: 1
tinytoonster 8:09am Wed 12 Feb 14

bantam1911 wrote…


Sorry guys but this is typical over reaction after a loss, everyone calling for Parky's head, but who would you get in that's better, would guarantee better results, I'm sure many would state they could, but a few games in they would blame it on Parky's signings and wash their hands of any responsibility, whereas Parky has backed his signings and has to make it work,he's had a wretched time with injuries, a striker who thought he was better than Suarez and too good for City, once he gets the new players to gel and the spirit back in the team now that the bad apple has gone we will see a turn around in fortunes, don't forget this season was always going to be about consolidation not promotion, some people here seem to think we should have walked the league this year on the back of the cup run and strong finish last season but the cup run was a bonus and the promotion was on the back of other teams slipping up, we over achieved and are now facing a reality check, hang in there with Parky, we won't go down and he will build a team to challenge next season.

rubbish.
we had davies out but at least 5 centre backs who could cover if they are good enough.
if not why get them?
when wells was injured he stuck people like thommo up there instead of sub strikers.
he obviously dint rate them so why get or keep them?
i await the usual twaddle response!!

Score: -2
spanglishbull.uk 8:26am Wed 12 Feb 14

Bantam 1911,
Who would we get who is a better manager. Mickey Mouse.

Score: -2
Prisoner Cell Block A 11:24am Wed 12 Feb 14

Laughable. The comments that is. Not saying anymore

Score: 0
Cyprus Bantam 3:11pm Wed 12 Feb 14

spanglishbull.uk wrote…


Bantam 1911,
Who would we get who is a better manager. Mickey Mouse.

Yes! If Walt Disney will release him (it)

Score: -3

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