Bradford City boss Phil Parkinson admits: Pressure is on me

EYES DOWN: Phil Parkinson looks a dejected figure after the Carlisle defeat but the Bantams boss is determined to end City’s slump

EYES DOWN: Phil Parkinson looks a dejected figure after the Carlisle defeat but the Bantams boss is determined to end City’s slump

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Phil Parkinson knows he is in the firing line if City do not pull out of their downward spiral.

The Bantams have slipped to within five points of the League One drop zone after going 13 games without a victory.

It is the longest winless sequence of Parkinson’s 11-year managerial career – and the man who steered the club to an historic Wembley double last season admits he is feeling the heat.

“I’ve got to accept that. It’s the nature of the job,” he told the T&A.

“It’s all about results and we haven’t had enough of them recently.

“I have got to turn it round.

“Football changes quickly. One year on from being on a massive high and taking all the plaudits, the tables then completely turn and people are questioning you.

“That’s understandable. That’s the industry we are in.

“I’m big enough and have been a manager long enough to understand that. I’ve got the ultimate responsibility to find a way out of it.”

City take on Coventry tomorrow – if their temporary home at Northampton survives the latest dousing of wet weather – still looking for their first victory since November.

After Tuesday’s defeat at Carlisle, Parkinson said the club had to be “realistic” and start looking at the teams in the survival scrap beneath them.

He added: “These are tough times. I can’t just wave a magic wand and it will all get better.

“But one thing gives me great heart. Despite the run we’ve been on, surprisingly the spirit is good.

“We’ve got a lot of honest players and we’ve got to help them to get back to winning ways.

“We’ve got a core of good professionals in the club. I don’t think anyone watching us play over the last 18 months can deny that.

“There have been times when we’ve been second best in terms of commitment but those games have been few and far between.

“I know the effort and intensity is there. We’ve not got any shirkers in the camp.

“We need to find a solution and that’s the challenge for me as manager.

“You look at the pressure on David Moyes and Sam Allardyce in the Premier League. Sam had a period of horrific results at West Ham but suddenly he’s picked up three wins.

“You can sit back and do nothing and hope things will get better or be proactive and find things in the club to help us improve.

“I’m not the type to just sit there. I’m doing everything in my power to help us to turn this round.

“People talk about bits of luck but it’s not luck when you’re in a period like this. We’ve just not done enough.

“We’ve not been able to turn these very close games into three points. We need to find that formula and that’s what we’re working to do.”

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7:39am Fri 14 Feb 14

Johsay says...

The board shoulder the blame, they should never have cowed under and sold Wells, but typically saw the pound signs. As is usual, the strategy of getting players in and avoiding loan players is now out of the window and we're in panic mode.
The board shoulder the blame, they should never have cowed under and sold Wells, but typically saw the pound signs. As is usual, the strategy of getting players in and avoiding loan players is now out of the window and we're in panic mode. Johsay
  • Score: -32

7:46am Fri 14 Feb 14

i miss stallard & murray says...

Stop the long ball tactics and play possession football as the long ball does not work at this level. This mr p is down to you and something you can change. We have players that are willing to work hard and they do put a shift in but trying to win the ball back more often than not and then wen we get the ball to turn possession over so cheaply will be soul destroying.
Stop the long ball tactics and play possession football as the long ball does not work at this level. This mr p is down to you and something you can change. We have players that are willing to work hard and they do put a shift in but trying to win the ball back more often than not and then wen we get the ball to turn possession over so cheaply will be soul destroying. i miss stallard & murray
  • Score: 32

7:49am Fri 14 Feb 14

Plastic Bantam says...

Johsay wrote:
The board shoulder the blame, they should never have cowed under and sold Wells, but typically saw the pound signs. As is usual, the strategy of getting players in and avoiding loan players is now out of the window and we're in panic mode.
Wells wanted to go his head had totally gone, you could see that in his last few games. Lets move on from this shall we and get behind the players who are actually at the club & want to be here!
[quote][p][bold]Johsay[/bold] wrote: The board shoulder the blame, they should never have cowed under and sold Wells, but typically saw the pound signs. As is usual, the strategy of getting players in and avoiding loan players is now out of the window and we're in panic mode.[/p][/quote]Wells wanted to go his head had totally gone, you could see that in his last few games. Lets move on from this shall we and get behind the players who are actually at the club & want to be here! Plastic Bantam
  • Score: 51

7:50am Fri 14 Feb 14

shoatsy says...

Ffs this is getting boring wells wanted to go, he was tapped up he didn't want to play for us anymore . He eve faked an injury he wanted out that bad. Judas . Why you think the board would want to keep a player like that is beyond me.
Ffs this is getting boring wells wanted to go, he was tapped up he didn't want to play for us anymore . He eve faked an injury he wanted out that bad. Judas . Why you think the board would want to keep a player like that is beyond me. shoatsy
  • Score: 38

7:56am Fri 14 Feb 14

macca1969 says...

Phil Parkinson is a very honest manager. No one can deny the run we have been on isn't bad, but most games we have been unlucky nototo pick up maximum points. Parky showed his loyalty too us last year when his stock was high, he could easily have tripled his wages elsewhere but he didn't. The board, players and especially us fans have to return that loyalty and get behind him and the players and return that loyalty in spades. Come on Phil turn this ship around you can do it?
Phil Parkinson is a very honest manager. No one can deny the run we have been on isn't bad, but most games we have been unlucky nototo pick up maximum points. Parky showed his loyalty too us last year when his stock was high, he could easily have tripled his wages elsewhere but he didn't. The board, players and especially us fans have to return that loyalty and get behind him and the players and return that loyalty in spades. Come on Phil turn this ship around you can do it? macca1969
  • Score: 72

8:00am Fri 14 Feb 14

TheApprentice says...

Wells apparently wanted to go but don't forget that the board actually budgeted to sell him in this window to balance the books. It would gave happened whether he wanted to go or not.
Wells apparently wanted to go but don't forget that the board actually budgeted to sell him in this window to balance the books. It would gave happened whether he wanted to go or not. TheApprentice
  • Score: -20

8:12am Fri 14 Feb 14

macca1969 says...

Wells also played in a lot if the winless run too. But don't let facts cloud your vision. Also nice to see him struggling and being jeered and booed by his newteams supporters. YOU reap whst you sow Nahki you deserve each other
Wells also played in a lot if the winless run too. But don't let facts cloud your vision. Also nice to see him struggling and being jeered and booed by his newteams supporters. YOU reap whst you sow Nahki you deserve each other macca1969
  • Score: 18

8:14am Fri 14 Feb 14

rinkydink says...

Too many blinkered "fans" here regardign the Wells scenario..

The board said they had budgeted for him to go because they turned down a bid in the summer and they knew if they needed the cash that they had that asset. Its the basics of business. utilise your assets.

the fact is Wells was gone before Xmas. He and T--n had an agreement in place and he pretty much told us that he wanted nothing more form us.

Why you'd keep a player that would disrupt a dressing room and not put 100% in when you can cash in forf the benefit of the business is beyond me.

Having looked at his performances recently I think it was a damned good piece of business.. Doesnt seem to be cutting it in the Championship does he ;)
Too many blinkered "fans" here regardign the Wells scenario.. The board said they had budgeted for him to go because they turned down a bid in the summer and they knew if they needed the cash that they had that asset. Its the basics of business. utilise your assets. the fact is Wells was gone before Xmas. He and T--n had an agreement in place and he pretty much told us that he wanted nothing more form us. Why you'd keep a player that would disrupt a dressing room and not put 100% in when you can cash in forf the benefit of the business is beyond me. Having looked at his performances recently I think it was a damned good piece of business.. Doesnt seem to be cutting it in the Championship does he ;) rinkydink
  • Score: 19

8:16am Fri 14 Feb 14

whisky1 says...

Loyalty and perspective required and some of the spirit of 85. Parky will come through
Loyalty and perspective required and some of the spirit of 85. Parky will come through whisky1
  • Score: 29

8:16am Fri 14 Feb 14

Bantam mitch says...

Parky will turn it round so let's all get behind him and show him and the players what bradford city fans are all about
Parky will turn it round so let's all get behind him and show him and the players what bradford city fans are all about Bantam mitch
  • Score: 35

8:19am Fri 14 Feb 14

Statler4 says...

TheApprentice wrote:
Wells apparently wanted to go but don't forget that the board actually budgeted to sell him in this window to balance the books. It would gave happened whether he wanted to go or not.
That's putting the cart before the horse. The board budgeted his sale because they had been made aware for a considerable time through his agent that Wells would not be signing a new contract.
[quote][p][bold]TheApprentice[/bold] wrote: Wells apparently wanted to go but don't forget that the board actually budgeted to sell him in this window to balance the books. It would gave happened whether he wanted to go or not.[/p][/quote]That's putting the cart before the horse. The board budgeted his sale because they had been made aware for a considerable time through his agent that Wells would not be signing a new contract. Statler4
  • Score: 10

8:24am Fri 14 Feb 14

Joliet Jake says...

macca1969 wrote:
Phil Parkinson is a very honest manager. No one can deny the run we have been on isn't bad, but most games we have been unlucky nototo pick up maximum points. Parky showed his loyalty too us last year when his stock was high, he could easily have tripled his wages elsewhere but he didn't. The board, players and especially us fans have to return that loyalty and get behind him and the players and return that loyalty in spades. Come on Phil turn this ship around you can do it?
Agree completely Macca. Parkinson is a man of integrity who not only stuck with us when he could have gone elsewhere last season, but provided us with two trips to Wembley, promotion and some unbelievable matches. I don't think I will every forget the night at Villa Park.

What the players and the manager need right now is for us supporters to do exactly that and support them.
[quote][p][bold]macca1969[/bold] wrote: Phil Parkinson is a very honest manager. No one can deny the run we have been on isn't bad, but most games we have been unlucky nototo pick up maximum points. Parky showed his loyalty too us last year when his stock was high, he could easily have tripled his wages elsewhere but he didn't. The board, players and especially us fans have to return that loyalty and get behind him and the players and return that loyalty in spades. Come on Phil turn this ship around you can do it?[/p][/quote]Agree completely Macca. Parkinson is a man of integrity who not only stuck with us when he could have gone elsewhere last season, but provided us with two trips to Wembley, promotion and some unbelievable matches. I don't think I will every forget the night at Villa Park. What the players and the manager need right now is for us supporters to do exactly that and support them. Joliet Jake
  • Score: 37

8:26am Fri 14 Feb 14

GenieBantam says...

Wells is gone - get over it - move on!!!!!!
Wells is gone - get over it - move on!!!!!! GenieBantam
  • Score: 13

8:29am Fri 14 Feb 14

Statler4 says...

whisky1 wrote:
Loyalty and perspective required and some of the spirit of 85. Parky will come through
It's great see genuine, supportive fans voicing their backing for a decent and talented manager going through a rough time.
[quote][p][bold]whisky1[/bold] wrote: Loyalty and perspective required and some of the spirit of 85. Parky will come through[/p][/quote]It's great see genuine, supportive fans voicing their backing for a decent and talented manager going through a rough time. Statler4
  • Score: 34

8:32am Fri 14 Feb 14

Andy2010 says...

macca1969 wrote:
Phil Parkinson is a very honest manager. No one can deny the run we have been on isn't bad, but most games we have been unlucky nototo pick up maximum points. Parky showed his loyalty too us last year when his stock was high, he could easily have tripled his wages elsewhere but he didn't. The board, players and especially us fans have to return that loyalty and get behind him and the players and return that loyalty in spades. Come on Phil turn this ship around you can do it?
Totally agree but PP just really isn't up to managing a team at this level. This is shown not only with his tactics but also his defeatist attitude both in style of play and motivating the team
[quote][p][bold]macca1969[/bold] wrote: Phil Parkinson is a very honest manager. No one can deny the run we have been on isn't bad, but most games we have been unlucky nototo pick up maximum points. Parky showed his loyalty too us last year when his stock was high, he could easily have tripled his wages elsewhere but he didn't. The board, players and especially us fans have to return that loyalty and get behind him and the players and return that loyalty in spades. Come on Phil turn this ship around you can do it?[/p][/quote]Totally agree but PP just really isn't up to managing a team at this level. This is shown not only with his tactics but also his defeatist attitude both in style of play and motivating the team Andy2010
  • Score: -31

8:51am Fri 14 Feb 14

tinytoonster says...

Statler4 wrote:
TheApprentice wrote:
Wells apparently wanted to go but don't forget that the board actually budgeted to sell him in this window to balance the books. It would gave happened whether he wanted to go or not.
That's putting the cart before the horse. The board budgeted his sale because they had been made aware for a considerable time through his agent that Wells would not be signing a new contract.
so why did they keep saying we are talking to him about a new deal?
nobody will ever know the full facts but i do believe they had every intention of selling him so lets not just blame wells.
as you keep saying about parky's heroics last season, we should remember wells did a lot to get us there too.
he's gone so lets move on but do not blame him for everything and disregard what he did for this club.
including the money we got!
[quote][p][bold]Statler4[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TheApprentice[/bold] wrote: Wells apparently wanted to go but don't forget that the board actually budgeted to sell him in this window to balance the books. It would gave happened whether he wanted to go or not.[/p][/quote]That's putting the cart before the horse. The board budgeted his sale because they had been made aware for a considerable time through his agent that Wells would not be signing a new contract.[/p][/quote]so why did they keep saying we are talking to him about a new deal? nobody will ever know the full facts but i do believe they had every intention of selling him so lets not just blame wells. as you keep saying about parky's heroics last season, we should remember wells did a lot to get us there too. he's gone so lets move on but do not blame him for everything and disregard what he did for this club. including the money we got! tinytoonster
  • Score: -11

8:51am Fri 14 Feb 14

Farsley Bantam says...

Andy2010 wrote:
macca1969 wrote: Phil Parkinson is a very honest manager. No one can deny the run we have been on isn't bad, but most games we have been unlucky nototo pick up maximum points. Parky showed his loyalty too us last year when his stock was high, he could easily have tripled his wages elsewhere but he didn't. The board, players and especially us fans have to return that loyalty and get behind him and the players and return that loyalty in spades. Come on Phil turn this ship around you can do it?
Totally agree but PP just really isn't up to managing a team at this level. This is shown not only with his tactics but also his defeatist attitude both in style of play and motivating the team
Really? He won promotion to the Championship with Colchester and he got in the play offs with Charlton. I'd say that proves he is 'up to it' at this level.
[quote][p][bold]Andy2010[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]macca1969[/bold] wrote: Phil Parkinson is a very honest manager. No one can deny the run we have been on isn't bad, but most games we have been unlucky nototo pick up maximum points. Parky showed his loyalty too us last year when his stock was high, he could easily have tripled his wages elsewhere but he didn't. The board, players and especially us fans have to return that loyalty and get behind him and the players and return that loyalty in spades. Come on Phil turn this ship around you can do it?[/p][/quote]Totally agree but PP just really isn't up to managing a team at this level. This is shown not only with his tactics but also his defeatist attitude both in style of play and motivating the team[/p][/quote]Really? He won promotion to the Championship with Colchester and he got in the play offs with Charlton. I'd say that proves he is 'up to it' at this level. Farsley Bantam
  • Score: 32

8:56am Fri 14 Feb 14

theoutsider says...

Right we sack Parky - who we going to get in?

Parky's EARNED all our respects and has the right to see this through.

IN PARKY WE TRUST.
Right we sack Parky - who we going to get in? Parky's EARNED all our respects and has the right to see this through. IN PARKY WE TRUST. theoutsider
  • Score: 40

8:58am Fri 14 Feb 14

fatbloke says...

“We’ve not been able to turn these very close games into three points. We need to find that formula and that’s what we’re working to do.”

Not sure being scared of losing them is not the answer. Going hell for leather would return MORE points.

Out of 10 if we won 3, drew 3 and lost 4 we would return 12 points. Its a better return then 10 draws.
“We’ve not been able to turn these very close games into three points. We need to find that formula and that’s what we’re working to do.” Not sure being scared of losing them is not the answer. Going hell for leather would return MORE points. Out of 10 if we won 3, drew 3 and lost 4 we would return 12 points. Its a better return then 10 draws. fatbloke
  • Score: -3

9:00am Fri 14 Feb 14

Andy2010 says...

Farsley Bantam wrote:
Andy2010 wrote:
macca1969 wrote: Phil Parkinson is a very honest manager. No one can deny the run we have been on isn't bad, but most games we have been unlucky nototo pick up maximum points. Parky showed his loyalty too us last year when his stock was high, he could easily have tripled his wages elsewhere but he didn't. The board, players and especially us fans have to return that loyalty and get behind him and the players and return that loyalty in spades. Come on Phil turn this ship around you can do it?
Totally agree but PP just really isn't up to managing a team at this level. This is shown not only with his tactics but also his defeatist attitude both in style of play and motivating the team
Really? He won promotion to the Championship with Colchester and he got in the play offs with Charlton. I'd say that proves he is 'up to it' at this level.
In the past yes with them teams yes but his current tactics , signings and general attitude towards the team shows he is on the slide
[quote][p][bold]Farsley Bantam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Andy2010[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]macca1969[/bold] wrote: Phil Parkinson is a very honest manager. No one can deny the run we have been on isn't bad, but most games we have been unlucky nototo pick up maximum points. Parky showed his loyalty too us last year when his stock was high, he could easily have tripled his wages elsewhere but he didn't. The board, players and especially us fans have to return that loyalty and get behind him and the players and return that loyalty in spades. Come on Phil turn this ship around you can do it?[/p][/quote]Totally agree but PP just really isn't up to managing a team at this level. This is shown not only with his tactics but also his defeatist attitude both in style of play and motivating the team[/p][/quote]Really? He won promotion to the Championship with Colchester and he got in the play offs with Charlton. I'd say that proves he is 'up to it' at this level.[/p][/quote]In the past yes with them teams yes but his current tactics , signings and general attitude towards the team shows he is on the slide Andy2010
  • Score: -14

9:03am Fri 14 Feb 14

shaun from richmond says...

whisky1 wrote:
Loyalty and perspective required and some of the spirit of 85. Parky will come through
Not sure how my "Scars from 85" have anything to do with Parky turning Poor Form around?...POOR COMMENT, IMO.
[quote][p][bold]whisky1[/bold] wrote: Loyalty and perspective required and some of the spirit of 85. Parky will come through[/p][/quote]Not sure how my "Scars from 85" have anything to do with Parky turning Poor Form around?...POOR COMMENT, IMO. shaun from richmond
  • Score: -7

9:07am Fri 14 Feb 14

Statler4 says...

Andy2010 wrote:
macca1969 wrote:
Phil Parkinson is a very honest manager. No one can deny the run we have been on isn't bad, but most games we have been unlucky nototo pick up maximum points. Parky showed his loyalty too us last year when his stock was high, he could easily have tripled his wages elsewhere but he didn't. The board, players and especially us fans have to return that loyalty and get behind him and the players and return that loyalty in spades. Come on Phil turn this ship around you can do it?
Totally agree but PP just really isn't up to managing a team at this level. This is shown not only with his tactics but also his defeatist attitude both in style of play and motivating the team
Were you saying that after the Walsall game? The reality is we have had a horrendous run of injuries to key players and that is the reason we are in the position we are. His tactics play to the strengths of the players. What defeatist attitude in style of play? Defeatist in motivating the team? That's not the impression the players give, they all regard him extremely highly. We've now got past the nadir, ignominious defeat at Carlisle,, and I fully expect a clear victory next time out.
[quote][p][bold]Andy2010[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]macca1969[/bold] wrote: Phil Parkinson is a very honest manager. No one can deny the run we have been on isn't bad, but most games we have been unlucky nototo pick up maximum points. Parky showed his loyalty too us last year when his stock was high, he could easily have tripled his wages elsewhere but he didn't. The board, players and especially us fans have to return that loyalty and get behind him and the players and return that loyalty in spades. Come on Phil turn this ship around you can do it?[/p][/quote]Totally agree but PP just really isn't up to managing a team at this level. This is shown not only with his tactics but also his defeatist attitude both in style of play and motivating the team[/p][/quote]Were you saying that after the Walsall game? The reality is we have had a horrendous run of injuries to key players and that is the reason we are in the position we are. His tactics play to the strengths of the players. What defeatist attitude in style of play? Defeatist in motivating the team? That's not the impression the players give, they all regard him extremely highly. We've now got past the nadir, ignominious defeat at Carlisle,, and I fully expect a clear victory next time out. Statler4
  • Score: 2

9:10am Fri 14 Feb 14

Farsley Bantam says...

Andy2010 wrote:
Farsley Bantam wrote:
Andy2010 wrote:
macca1969 wrote: Phil Parkinson is a very honest manager. No one can deny the run we have been on isn't bad, but most games we have been unlucky nototo pick up maximum points. Parky showed his loyalty too us last year when his stock was high, he could easily have tripled his wages elsewhere but he didn't. The board, players and especially us fans have to return that loyalty and get behind him and the players and return that loyalty in spades. Come on Phil turn this ship around you can do it?
Totally agree but PP just really isn't up to managing a team at this level. This is shown not only with his tactics but also his defeatist attitude both in style of play and motivating the team
Really? He won promotion to the Championship with Colchester and he got in the play offs with Charlton. I'd say that proves he is 'up to it' at this level.
In the past yes with them teams yes but his current tactics , signings and general attitude towards the team shows he is on the slide
So he's proved himself last season with us. He proved himself at the start of the season with us. He proved himself with other teams in this division. But since November he has lost all of these skills and is now a terrible manager who needs to be sacked?
[quote][p][bold]Andy2010[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Farsley Bantam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Andy2010[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]macca1969[/bold] wrote: Phil Parkinson is a very honest manager. No one can deny the run we have been on isn't bad, but most games we have been unlucky nototo pick up maximum points. Parky showed his loyalty too us last year when his stock was high, he could easily have tripled his wages elsewhere but he didn't. The board, players and especially us fans have to return that loyalty and get behind him and the players and return that loyalty in spades. Come on Phil turn this ship around you can do it?[/p][/quote]Totally agree but PP just really isn't up to managing a team at this level. This is shown not only with his tactics but also his defeatist attitude both in style of play and motivating the team[/p][/quote]Really? He won promotion to the Championship with Colchester and he got in the play offs with Charlton. I'd say that proves he is 'up to it' at this level.[/p][/quote]In the past yes with them teams yes but his current tactics , signings and general attitude towards the team shows he is on the slide[/p][/quote]So he's proved himself last season with us. He proved himself at the start of the season with us. He proved himself with other teams in this division. But since November he has lost all of these skills and is now a terrible manager who needs to be sacked? Farsley Bantam
  • Score: 10

9:12am Fri 14 Feb 14

James bcfc says...

Come on parky turn it round I trust u and so should the fans everyone get behind u and the team and I'm sure we cn pull though #ParkysBarmyArmy
Come on parky turn it round I trust u and so should the fans everyone get behind u and the team and I'm sure we cn pull though #ParkysBarmyArmy James bcfc
  • Score: 12

9:25am Fri 14 Feb 14

Statler4 says...

tinytoonster wrote:
Statler4 wrote:
TheApprentice wrote:
Wells apparently wanted to go but don't forget that the board actually budgeted to sell him in this window to balance the books. It would gave happened whether he wanted to go or not.
That's putting the cart before the horse. The board budgeted his sale because they had been made aware for a considerable time through his agent that Wells would not be signing a new contract.
so why did they keep saying we are talking to him about a new deal?
nobody will ever know the full facts but i do believe they had every intention of selling him so lets not just blame wells.
as you keep saying about parky's heroics last season, we should remember wells did a lot to get us there too.
he's gone so lets move on but do not blame him for everything and disregard what he did for this club.
including the money we got!
The offer of a new contract was there for if he changed his mind which he wasn't going to do. I'm not blaming Wells for anything, he's a young boy with big ambitions. It's interesting though how his form has suddenly dipped at Huddersfield. Maybe that is a result of him being away from the coaching influences of Steve Parkin, Nick Allamby and the much maligned Phil Parkinson.
[quote][p][bold]tinytoonster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Statler4[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TheApprentice[/bold] wrote: Wells apparently wanted to go but don't forget that the board actually budgeted to sell him in this window to balance the books. It would gave happened whether he wanted to go or not.[/p][/quote]That's putting the cart before the horse. The board budgeted his sale because they had been made aware for a considerable time through his agent that Wells would not be signing a new contract.[/p][/quote]so why did they keep saying we are talking to him about a new deal? nobody will ever know the full facts but i do believe they had every intention of selling him so lets not just blame wells. as you keep saying about parky's heroics last season, we should remember wells did a lot to get us there too. he's gone so lets move on but do not blame him for everything and disregard what he did for this club. including the money we got![/p][/quote]The offer of a new contract was there for if he changed his mind which he wasn't going to do. I'm not blaming Wells for anything, he's a young boy with big ambitions. It's interesting though how his form has suddenly dipped at Huddersfield. Maybe that is a result of him being away from the coaching influences of Steve Parkin, Nick Allamby and the much maligned Phil Parkinson. Statler4
  • Score: 9

9:28am Fri 14 Feb 14

Andy2010 says...

Farsley Bantam wrote:
Andy2010 wrote:
Farsley Bantam wrote:
Andy2010 wrote:
macca1969 wrote: Phil Parkinson is a very honest manager. No one can deny the run we have been on isn't bad, but most games we have been unlucky nototo pick up maximum points. Parky showed his loyalty too us last year when his stock was high, he could easily have tripled his wages elsewhere but he didn't. The board, players and especially us fans have to return that loyalty and get behind him and the players and return that loyalty in spades. Come on Phil turn this ship around you can do it?
Totally agree but PP just really isn't up to managing a team at this level. This is shown not only with his tactics but also his defeatist attitude both in style of play and motivating the team
Really? He won promotion to the Championship with Colchester and he got in the play offs with Charlton. I'd say that proves he is 'up to it' at this level.
In the past yes with them teams yes but his current tactics , signings and general attitude towards the team shows he is on the slide
So he's proved himself last season with us. He proved himself at the start of the season with us. He proved himself with other teams in this division. But since November he has lost all of these skills and is now a terrible manager who needs to be sacked?
Cant be bothered arguing as these things there is no answer to it as everyone just as an opinion.

in my OPINION though his current run of form has seen bigger and better managers escorted from clubs and he knows his job is on the line no matter anyone says.

In my OPINION his managerial skills are now running dry which is displayed by his tactics and his quite frankly clueless (again my opinion) signings. His recent comments to this very paper show his defeatist attitude and I know if I was a player I would be demoralised.

Again everyone is entitled to their own opinion...no one is right and no one is wrong but its interesting to see other peoples point of view.

Hell this is football and no-one will ever agree
[quote][p][bold]Farsley Bantam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Andy2010[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Farsley Bantam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Andy2010[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]macca1969[/bold] wrote: Phil Parkinson is a very honest manager. No one can deny the run we have been on isn't bad, but most games we have been unlucky nototo pick up maximum points. Parky showed his loyalty too us last year when his stock was high, he could easily have tripled his wages elsewhere but he didn't. The board, players and especially us fans have to return that loyalty and get behind him and the players and return that loyalty in spades. Come on Phil turn this ship around you can do it?[/p][/quote]Totally agree but PP just really isn't up to managing a team at this level. This is shown not only with his tactics but also his defeatist attitude both in style of play and motivating the team[/p][/quote]Really? He won promotion to the Championship with Colchester and he got in the play offs with Charlton. I'd say that proves he is 'up to it' at this level.[/p][/quote]In the past yes with them teams yes but his current tactics , signings and general attitude towards the team shows he is on the slide[/p][/quote]So he's proved himself last season with us. He proved himself at the start of the season with us. He proved himself with other teams in this division. But since November he has lost all of these skills and is now a terrible manager who needs to be sacked?[/p][/quote]Cant be bothered arguing as these things there is no answer to it as everyone just as an opinion. in my OPINION though his current run of form has seen bigger and better managers escorted from clubs and he knows his job is on the line no matter anyone says. In my OPINION his managerial skills are now running dry which is displayed by his tactics and his quite frankly clueless (again my opinion) signings. His recent comments to this very paper show his defeatist attitude and I know if I was a player I would be demoralised. Again everyone is entitled to their own opinion...no one is right and no one is wrong but its interesting to see other peoples point of view. Hell this is football and no-one will ever agree Andy2010
  • Score: 3

9:37am Fri 14 Feb 14

rengar61 says...

In Parky we trust, I believe our home form is the key to us staying up this season so lets get behind Phil and the boys.
CTID
In Parky we trust, I believe our home form is the key to us staying up this season so lets get behind Phil and the boys. CTID rengar61
  • Score: 4

9:39am Fri 14 Feb 14

SHOESMAKER24 says...

the one silver lining in this is that there is still time to turne this ship around and stop the ship from hitting them rocks ,the draws prove that we are not very far from being a good team but also could take us down to I also do hope parki and the players can turne this around as I for one would not like him to go come on city
the one silver lining in this is that there is still time to turne this ship around and stop the ship from hitting them rocks ,the draws prove that we are not very far from being a good team but also could take us down to I also do hope parki and the players can turne this around as I for one would not like him to go come on city SHOESMAKER24
  • Score: 9

10:01am Fri 14 Feb 14

fantam says...

stop the long ball up to Hanson who can neither shoot or head accurately. Of course he scores sometimes but remember he is the centre forward and easy chances will always come
stop the long ball up to Hanson who can neither shoot or head accurately. Of course he scores sometimes but remember he is the centre forward and easy chances will always come fantam
  • Score: 0

10:07am Fri 14 Feb 14

Olivermac says...

i miss stallard & murray wrote:
Stop the long ball tactics and play possession football as the long ball does not work at this level. This mr p is down to you and something you can change. We have players that are willing to work hard and they do put a shift in but trying to win the ball back more often than not and then wen we get the ball to turn possession over so cheaply will be soul destroying.
I totally agree the long ball is not the answer get the ball on the floor and you will see how good Aron McLean is he is the type that will open up defences it may even give Hanson a bit more room , Adam Reach is another that has the class when he has the ball at his feet so come on Parky tell the team to keep hold of the ball rather than just punt it up to Hanson, none of the teams that come to VP play the long ball stuff they keep it on the floor and keep
Possession for long periods of the game the rewards are there for all to see.
[quote][p][bold]i miss stallard & murray[/bold] wrote: Stop the long ball tactics and play possession football as the long ball does not work at this level. This mr p is down to you and something you can change. We have players that are willing to work hard and they do put a shift in but trying to win the ball back more often than not and then wen we get the ball to turn possession over so cheaply will be soul destroying.[/p][/quote]I totally agree the long ball is not the answer get the ball on the floor and you will see how good Aron McLean is he is the type that will open up defences it may even give Hanson a bit more room , Adam Reach is another that has the class when he has the ball at his feet so come on Parky tell the team to keep hold of the ball rather than just punt it up to Hanson, none of the teams that come to VP play the long ball stuff they keep it on the floor and keep Possession for long periods of the game the rewards are there for all to see. Olivermac
  • Score: 8

10:08am Fri 14 Feb 14

shaun from richmond says...

rengar61 wrote:
In Parky we trust, I believe our home form is the key to us staying up this season so lets get behind Phil and the boys.
CTID
With 7 Points out of a possible 30 from the last 10 home games...LETS HOPE NOT!!!
[quote][p][bold]rengar61[/bold] wrote: In Parky we trust, I believe our home form is the key to us staying up this season so lets get behind Phil and the boys. CTID[/p][/quote]With 7 Points out of a possible 30 from the last 10 home games...LETS HOPE NOT!!! shaun from richmond
  • Score: -7

10:08am Fri 14 Feb 14

Statler4 says...

Andy2010 wrote:
Farsley Bantam wrote:
Andy2010 wrote:
Farsley Bantam wrote:
Andy2010 wrote:
macca1969 wrote: Phil Parkinson is a very honest manager. No one can deny the run we have been on isn't bad, but most games we have been unlucky nototo pick up maximum points. Parky showed his loyalty too us last year when his stock was high, he could easily have tripled his wages elsewhere but he didn't. The board, players and especially us fans have to return that loyalty and get behind him and the players and return that loyalty in spades. Come on Phil turn this ship around you can do it?
Totally agree but PP just really isn't up to managing a team at this level. This is shown not only with his tactics but also his defeatist attitude both in style of play and motivating the team
Really? He won promotion to the Championship with Colchester and he got in the play offs with Charlton. I'd say that proves he is 'up to it' at this level.
In the past yes with them teams yes but his current tactics , signings and general attitude towards the team shows he is on the slide
So he's proved himself last season with us. He proved himself at the start of the season with us. He proved himself with other teams in this division. But since November he has lost all of these skills and is now a terrible manager who needs to be sacked?
Cant be bothered arguing as these things there is no answer to it as everyone just as an opinion.

in my OPINION though his current run of form has seen bigger and better managers escorted from clubs and he knows his job is on the line no matter anyone says.

In my OPINION his managerial skills are now running dry which is displayed by his tactics and his quite frankly clueless (again my opinion) signings. His recent comments to this very paper show his defeatist attitude and I know if I was a player I would be demoralised.

Again everyone is entitled to their own opinion...no one is right and no one is wrong but its interesting to see other peoples point of view.

Hell this is football and no-one will ever agree
Mclean, a clueless signing? He created all three goals against Crewe and made the chance Hanson fluffed. The guy is a class player at League One level. Reach's pace is proving too much for League One defenders. Dolan looks a talented player and Atkinson and Bennett are both showing neat skills. My OPINION is that we hit the nadir at Carlisle and things will now start to turn round and go our way a bit more. All the players hold this manager in the highest regard.
[quote][p][bold]Andy2010[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Farsley Bantam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Andy2010[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Farsley Bantam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Andy2010[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]macca1969[/bold] wrote: Phil Parkinson is a very honest manager. No one can deny the run we have been on isn't bad, but most games we have been unlucky nototo pick up maximum points. Parky showed his loyalty too us last year when his stock was high, he could easily have tripled his wages elsewhere but he didn't. The board, players and especially us fans have to return that loyalty and get behind him and the players and return that loyalty in spades. Come on Phil turn this ship around you can do it?[/p][/quote]Totally agree but PP just really isn't up to managing a team at this level. This is shown not only with his tactics but also his defeatist attitude both in style of play and motivating the team[/p][/quote]Really? He won promotion to the Championship with Colchester and he got in the play offs with Charlton. I'd say that proves he is 'up to it' at this level.[/p][/quote]In the past yes with them teams yes but his current tactics , signings and general attitude towards the team shows he is on the slide[/p][/quote]So he's proved himself last season with us. He proved himself at the start of the season with us. He proved himself with other teams in this division. But since November he has lost all of these skills and is now a terrible manager who needs to be sacked?[/p][/quote]Cant be bothered arguing as these things there is no answer to it as everyone just as an opinion. in my OPINION though his current run of form has seen bigger and better managers escorted from clubs and he knows his job is on the line no matter anyone says. In my OPINION his managerial skills are now running dry which is displayed by his tactics and his quite frankly clueless (again my opinion) signings. His recent comments to this very paper show his defeatist attitude and I know if I was a player I would be demoralised. Again everyone is entitled to their own opinion...no one is right and no one is wrong but its interesting to see other peoples point of view. Hell this is football and no-one will ever agree[/p][/quote]Mclean, a clueless signing? He created all three goals against Crewe and made the chance Hanson fluffed. The guy is a class player at League One level. Reach's pace is proving too much for League One defenders. Dolan looks a talented player and Atkinson and Bennett are both showing neat skills. My OPINION is that we hit the nadir at Carlisle and things will now start to turn round and go our way a bit more. All the players hold this manager in the highest regard. Statler4
  • Score: 8

10:19am Fri 14 Feb 14

Peter300 says...

Johsay wrote:
The board shoulder the blame, they should never have cowed under and sold Wells, but typically saw the pound signs. As is usual, the strategy of getting players in and avoiding loan players is now out of the window and we're in panic mode.
I don't think they could stop Nahki leaving. Just try and obtain the best deal. Every other club deals in loan players. Many people on this message board were saying City should sign loan players as soon as the January window opened. Panic mode? We? Speak for yourself.
[quote][p][bold]Johsay[/bold] wrote: The board shoulder the blame, they should never have cowed under and sold Wells, but typically saw the pound signs. As is usual, the strategy of getting players in and avoiding loan players is now out of the window and we're in panic mode.[/p][/quote]I don't think they could stop Nahki leaving. Just try and obtain the best deal. Every other club deals in loan players. Many people on this message board were saying City should sign loan players as soon as the January window opened. Panic mode? We? Speak for yourself. Peter300
  • Score: 4

10:21am Fri 14 Feb 14

Peter300 says...

i miss stallard & murray wrote:
Stop the long ball tactics and play possession football as the long ball does not work at this level. This mr p is down to you and something you can change. We have players that are willing to work hard and they do put a shift in but trying to win the ball back more often than not and then wen we get the ball to turn possession over so cheaply will be soul destroying.
Many fans simply do not have the patience for possession football. As soon as a City side start holding the ball and passing, they don't like it.
[quote][p][bold]i miss stallard & murray[/bold] wrote: Stop the long ball tactics and play possession football as the long ball does not work at this level. This mr p is down to you and something you can change. We have players that are willing to work hard and they do put a shift in but trying to win the ball back more often than not and then wen we get the ball to turn possession over so cheaply will be soul destroying.[/p][/quote]Many fans simply do not have the patience for possession football. As soon as a City side start holding the ball and passing, they don't like it. Peter300
  • Score: 9

10:23am Fri 14 Feb 14

Peter300 says...

shoatsy wrote:
Ffs this is getting boring wells wanted to go, he was tapped up he didn't want to play for us anymore . He eve faked an injury he wanted out that bad. Judas . Why you think the board would want to keep a player like that is beyond me.
Well, I don't think that is a very sensible opinion. A club should always want to try and keep its best players. Not always possible.
[quote][p][bold]shoatsy[/bold] wrote: Ffs this is getting boring wells wanted to go, he was tapped up he didn't want to play for us anymore . He eve faked an injury he wanted out that bad. Judas . Why you think the board would want to keep a player like that is beyond me.[/p][/quote]Well, I don't think that is a very sensible opinion. A club should always want to try and keep its best players. Not always possible. Peter300
  • Score: -3

10:29am Fri 14 Feb 14

Peter300 says...

macca1969 wrote:
Phil Parkinson is a very honest manager. No one can deny the run we have been on isn't bad, but most games we have been unlucky nototo pick up maximum points. Parky showed his loyalty too us last year when his stock was high, he could easily have tripled his wages elsewhere but he didn't. The board, players and especially us fans have to return that loyalty and get behind him and the players and return that loyalty in spades. Come on Phil turn this ship around you can do it?
And it's not as though City are being beaten comprehensively each week. Most of the games are very close. However, loyalty counts for little in football. And many fans on here wanted Phil sacked two years ago. Mr. Lawn had to give him a vote of confidence.
[quote][p][bold]macca1969[/bold] wrote: Phil Parkinson is a very honest manager. No one can deny the run we have been on isn't bad, but most games we have been unlucky nototo pick up maximum points. Parky showed his loyalty too us last year when his stock was high, he could easily have tripled his wages elsewhere but he didn't. The board, players and especially us fans have to return that loyalty and get behind him and the players and return that loyalty in spades. Come on Phil turn this ship around you can do it?[/p][/quote]And it's not as though City are being beaten comprehensively each week. Most of the games are very close. However, loyalty counts for little in football. And many fans on here wanted Phil sacked two years ago. Mr. Lawn had to give him a vote of confidence. Peter300
  • Score: 1

10:31am Fri 14 Feb 14

Statler4 says...

Peter300 wrote:
i miss stallard & murray wrote:
Stop the long ball tactics and play possession football as the long ball does not work at this level. This mr p is down to you and something you can change. We have players that are willing to work hard and they do put a shift in but trying to win the ball back more often than not and then wen we get the ball to turn possession over so cheaply will be soul destroying.
Many fans simply do not have the patience for possession football. As soon as a City side start holding the ball and passing, they don't like it.
That hits the nail squarely on the head. Any passing along the back line, passing backwards or slow delibrate close passing results in immediate dissent from the fans and screams to get it forward.
[quote][p][bold]Peter300[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]i miss stallard & murray[/bold] wrote: Stop the long ball tactics and play possession football as the long ball does not work at this level. This mr p is down to you and something you can change. We have players that are willing to work hard and they do put a shift in but trying to win the ball back more often than not and then wen we get the ball to turn possession over so cheaply will be soul destroying.[/p][/quote]Many fans simply do not have the patience for possession football. As soon as a City side start holding the ball and passing, they don't like it.[/p][/quote]That hits the nail squarely on the head. Any passing along the back line, passing backwards or slow delibrate close passing results in immediate dissent from the fans and screams to get it forward. Statler4
  • Score: 5

10:36am Fri 14 Feb 14

SHOESMAKER24 says...

I recon if we could mix it up a bit more instead of just the long ball every time we may have more look . also mc leane would be better served with the ball on the floor moor
I recon if we could mix it up a bit more instead of just the long ball every time we may have more look . also mc leane would be better served with the ball on the floor moor SHOESMAKER24
  • Score: 8

10:36am Fri 14 Feb 14

Old Dave says...

Parkinson is operating within a budget. we are averaging what? 13-14000 a game. most of these are paying only £200 a year. this is £100 less than many of our rivals.

Listen to what he says on the radio post match. Under Taylor, Jackson and even Stuart, I sometimes wondered if i had been at the same game. Parkinson is honest. He has said many times that we lack quality in the final third. However, he has deflected a lot of this blame away from Hanson who he says works his socks off for the team. So in the window we bring in McLean, Reach, Dolan and Bennett. All from leagues above ours to provide that quality going forward.
priority this year was always to stay up. I still have faith that we will.
Parkinson is operating within a budget. we are averaging what? 13-14000 a game. most of these are paying only £200 a year. this is £100 less than many of our rivals. Listen to what he says on the radio post match. Under Taylor, Jackson and even Stuart, I sometimes wondered if i had been at the same game. Parkinson is honest. He has said many times that we lack quality in the final third. However, he has deflected a lot of this blame away from Hanson who he says works his socks off for the team. So in the window we bring in McLean, Reach, Dolan and Bennett. All from leagues above ours to provide that quality going forward. priority this year was always to stay up. I still have faith that we will. Old Dave
  • Score: 7

10:37am Fri 14 Feb 14

Peter300 says...

Andy2010 wrote:
macca1969 wrote:
Phil Parkinson is a very honest manager. No one can deny the run we have been on isn't bad, but most games we have been unlucky nototo pick up maximum points. Parky showed his loyalty too us last year when his stock was high, he could easily have tripled his wages elsewhere but he didn't. The board, players and especially us fans have to return that loyalty and get behind him and the players and return that loyalty in spades. Come on Phil turn this ship around you can do it?
Totally agree but PP just really isn't up to managing a team at this level. This is shown not only with his tactics but also his defeatist attitude both in style of play and motivating the team
Well Phil managed at Colchester and Charlton. It is utterly perverse to accuse Phil Parkinson of having a defeatist attitude. And I don't think there is agreat deal wrong with his tactics given the nature of this very competitive league and the requirement not only to try and win games, but not get beaten. Phil is actually getting a lot right. It just needs a few adjustments and City will win some games. However, man fans only see black and white. Everything with the team is all right or everything is all wrong.
[quote][p][bold]Andy2010[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]macca1969[/bold] wrote: Phil Parkinson is a very honest manager. No one can deny the run we have been on isn't bad, but most games we have been unlucky nototo pick up maximum points. Parky showed his loyalty too us last year when his stock was high, he could easily have tripled his wages elsewhere but he didn't. The board, players and especially us fans have to return that loyalty and get behind him and the players and return that loyalty in spades. Come on Phil turn this ship around you can do it?[/p][/quote]Totally agree but PP just really isn't up to managing a team at this level. This is shown not only with his tactics but also his defeatist attitude both in style of play and motivating the team[/p][/quote]Well Phil managed at Colchester and Charlton. It is utterly perverse to accuse Phil Parkinson of having a defeatist attitude. And I don't think there is agreat deal wrong with his tactics given the nature of this very competitive league and the requirement not only to try and win games, but not get beaten. Phil is actually getting a lot right. It just needs a few adjustments and City will win some games. However, man fans only see black and white. Everything with the team is all right or everything is all wrong. Peter300
  • Score: 9

11:35am Fri 14 Feb 14

Cheshire Bantam says...

Statler4 wrote:
Peter300 wrote:
i miss stallard & murray wrote:
Stop the long ball tactics and play possession football as the long ball does not work at this level. This mr p is down to you and something you can change. We have players that are willing to work hard and they do put a shift in but trying to win the ball back more often than not and then wen we get the ball to turn possession over so cheaply will be soul destroying.
Many fans simply do not have the patience for possession football. As soon as a City side start holding the ball and passing, they don't like it.
That hits the nail squarely on the head. Any passing along the back line, passing backwards or slow delibrate close passing results in immediate dissent from the fans and screams to get it forward.
You can get the ball forward without kicking it up in the air. Let's try passing on the ground and getting the ball forward. To quote Bill Shankley " the team that crosses the half way line with the ball wins the game". It worked for him.
[quote][p][bold]Statler4[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Peter300[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]i miss stallard & murray[/bold] wrote: Stop the long ball tactics and play possession football as the long ball does not work at this level. This mr p is down to you and something you can change. We have players that are willing to work hard and they do put a shift in but trying to win the ball back more often than not and then wen we get the ball to turn possession over so cheaply will be soul destroying.[/p][/quote]Many fans simply do not have the patience for possession football. As soon as a City side start holding the ball and passing, they don't like it.[/p][/quote]That hits the nail squarely on the head. Any passing along the back line, passing backwards or slow delibrate close passing results in immediate dissent from the fans and screams to get it forward.[/p][/quote]You can get the ball forward without kicking it up in the air. Let's try passing on the ground and getting the ball forward. To quote Bill Shankley " the team that crosses the half way line with the ball wins the game". It worked for him. Cheshire Bantam
  • Score: 4

12:02pm Fri 14 Feb 14

Statler4 says...

Cheshire Bantam wrote:
Statler4 wrote:
Peter300 wrote:
i miss stallard & murray wrote:
Stop the long ball tactics and play possession football as the long ball does not work at this level. This mr p is down to you and something you can change. We have players that are willing to work hard and they do put a shift in but trying to win the ball back more often than not and then wen we get the ball to turn possession over so cheaply will be soul destroying.
Many fans simply do not have the patience for possession football. As soon as a City side start holding the ball and passing, they don't like it.
That hits the nail squarely on the head. Any passing along the back line, passing backwards or slow delibrate close passing results in immediate dissent from the fans and screams to get it forward.
You can get the ball forward without kicking it up in the air. Let's try passing on the ground and getting the ball forward. To quote Bill Shankley " the team that crosses the half way line with the ball wins the game". It worked for him.
If you applied Bill Shankly's methods today you'd be slaughtered. Would you take medical opinion from a doctor whose medical knowledge stopped in 1974?
[quote][p][bold]Cheshire Bantam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Statler4[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Peter300[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]i miss stallard & murray[/bold] wrote: Stop the long ball tactics and play possession football as the long ball does not work at this level. This mr p is down to you and something you can change. We have players that are willing to work hard and they do put a shift in but trying to win the ball back more often than not and then wen we get the ball to turn possession over so cheaply will be soul destroying.[/p][/quote]Many fans simply do not have the patience for possession football. As soon as a City side start holding the ball and passing, they don't like it.[/p][/quote]That hits the nail squarely on the head. Any passing along the back line, passing backwards or slow delibrate close passing results in immediate dissent from the fans and screams to get it forward.[/p][/quote]You can get the ball forward without kicking it up in the air. Let's try passing on the ground and getting the ball forward. To quote Bill Shankley " the team that crosses the half way line with the ball wins the game". It worked for him.[/p][/quote]If you applied Bill Shankly's methods today you'd be slaughtered. Would you take medical opinion from a doctor whose medical knowledge stopped in 1974? Statler4
  • Score: -1

12:02pm Fri 14 Feb 14

whisky1 says...

shaun from richmond wrote:
whisky1 wrote: Loyalty and perspective required and some of the spirit of 85. Parky will come through
Not sure how my "Scars from 85" have anything to do with Parky turning Poor Form around?...POOR COMMENT, IMO.
No surprise that you don't get it...keep up the conceited vitriol
[quote][p][bold]shaun from richmond[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]whisky1[/bold] wrote: Loyalty and perspective required and some of the spirit of 85. Parky will come through[/p][/quote]Not sure how my "Scars from 85" have anything to do with Parky turning Poor Form around?...POOR COMMENT, IMO.[/p][/quote]No surprise that you don't get it...keep up the conceited vitriol whisky1
  • Score: 0

12:03pm Fri 14 Feb 14

theoutsider says...

fantam wrote:
stop the long ball up to Hanson who can neither shoot or head accurately. Of course he scores sometimes but remember he is the centre forward and easy chances will always come
fantam; you fail to understand the fundamentals of Hansons game. It is not all about his ability a centre forward per se; but his overall importance to the team. Our whole game plan involves Hans front to back. He either going for balls up front; the next clearing the lines at the back. You are correct to talk about long ball without Hans we aint got a Plan B. Look at Wolves away; Hansons works buys time for other things to happen, he is intergral to our only game plan. We need to work on getting the balls into McLeans feet and it will pay dividend as it did against Crewe - thats another way of playing. McLean is not Wells he has to work off what is fed to him he is not going do all the 'off the cuff' stuff. But he is capable of 'coming alive' in and around the box and if he can do that he will get goals. His record at this level tells you that. To say that Hanson can neither shoot or head is silly; but even if thats your view he is still the absolute lynchpin of this current team. We do however need to develop a Plan B, surely Parky and the coaching staff can get one out of these players.
IN PARKY WE TRUST.
[quote][p][bold]fantam[/bold] wrote: stop the long ball up to Hanson who can neither shoot or head accurately. Of course he scores sometimes but remember he is the centre forward and easy chances will always come[/p][/quote]fantam; you fail to understand the fundamentals of Hansons game. It is not all about his ability a centre forward per se; but his overall importance to the team. Our whole game plan involves Hans front to back. He either going for balls up front; the next clearing the lines at the back. You are correct to talk about long ball without Hans we aint got a Plan B. Look at Wolves away; Hansons works buys time for other things to happen, he is intergral to our only game plan. We need to work on getting the balls into McLeans feet and it will pay dividend as it did against Crewe - thats another way of playing. McLean is not Wells he has to work off what is fed to him he is not going do all the 'off the cuff' stuff. But he is capable of 'coming alive' in and around the box and if he can do that he will get goals. His record at this level tells you that. To say that Hanson can neither shoot or head is silly; but even if thats your view he is still the absolute lynchpin of this current team. We do however need to develop a Plan B, surely Parky and the coaching staff can get one out of these players. IN PARKY WE TRUST. theoutsider
  • Score: 0

12:05pm Fri 14 Feb 14

EJMSES says...

Johsay wrote:
The board shoulder the blame, they should never have cowed under and sold Wells, but typically saw the pound signs. As is usual, the strategy of getting players in and avoiding loan players is now out of the window and we're in panic mode.
When the player wants to go, what are they supposed to do?
[quote][p][bold]Johsay[/bold] wrote: The board shoulder the blame, they should never have cowed under and sold Wells, but typically saw the pound signs. As is usual, the strategy of getting players in and avoiding loan players is now out of the window and we're in panic mode.[/p][/quote]When the player wants to go, what are they supposed to do? EJMSES
  • Score: 3

12:31pm Fri 14 Feb 14

lawsonio123 says...

Wells has gone forget him. Board had correct policy with no loans. Loans vanish at end of loan or are even recalled before then if any good. City trying to build a team of there own players instead of loans who will go away leaving gaps in the team which then have to be filled. Because of our situation we have had to go into the loan market in order to try to safeguard our position until next season. In regard to Phil Parkinson please give him a little more time he is a honest man and more worried than us about the situation he is also doing the best he can with what he has and at the end of the day his job is at stake not ours so please hold of a little longer Keep you support down at Valley Parade and keep smiling all is not LOST
Wells has gone forget him. Board had correct policy with no loans. Loans vanish at end of loan or are even recalled before then if any good. City trying to build a team of there own players instead of loans who will go away leaving gaps in the team which then have to be filled. Because of our situation we have had to go into the loan market in order to try to safeguard our position until next season. In regard to Phil Parkinson please give him a little more time he is a honest man and more worried than us about the situation he is also doing the best he can with what he has and at the end of the day his job is at stake not ours so please hold of a little longer Keep you support down at Valley Parade and keep smiling all is not LOST lawsonio123
  • Score: 3

12:38pm Fri 14 Feb 14

i miss stallard & murray says...

Olivermac wrote:
i miss stallard & murray wrote:
Stop the long ball tactics and play possession football as the long ball does not work at this level. This mr p is down to you and something you can change. We have players that are willing to work hard and they do put a shift in but trying to win the ball back more often than not and then wen we get the ball to turn possession over so cheaply will be soul destroying.
I totally agree the long ball is not the answer get the ball on the floor and you will see how good Aron McLean is he is the type that will open up defences it may even give Hanson a bit more room , Adam Reach is another that has the class when he has the ball at his feet so come on Parky tell the team to keep hold of the ball rather than just punt it up to Hanson, none of the teams that come to VP play the long ball stuff they keep it on the floor and keep
Possession for long periods of the game the rewards are there for all to see.
I totally agree with you. I feel McLean looks a real player and one who cud be a success. The problem at the moment is our style of play is not supporting either of the front two. We need to create chances for McLean to score he has had three half chances since he joined. We shud only look to hit Hanson in the air if we r under a bit of pressure unfortunately our default tactic is putting pressure on the team.
We shud break teams down and you can attack and get forward with passing football, pass n move use triangles play the ball into channels on the floor either into feet or give the forwards a chance to run on to it either way get it under control n run at defenders. u can even be cautious with this approach but wateva happens do not kick it as far n high as we can missing out the midfield because only one thing will happen and that is surrendering possession.
[quote][p][bold]Olivermac[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]i miss stallard & murray[/bold] wrote: Stop the long ball tactics and play possession football as the long ball does not work at this level. This mr p is down to you and something you can change. We have players that are willing to work hard and they do put a shift in but trying to win the ball back more often than not and then wen we get the ball to turn possession over so cheaply will be soul destroying.[/p][/quote]I totally agree the long ball is not the answer get the ball on the floor and you will see how good Aron McLean is he is the type that will open up defences it may even give Hanson a bit more room , Adam Reach is another that has the class when he has the ball at his feet so come on Parky tell the team to keep hold of the ball rather than just punt it up to Hanson, none of the teams that come to VP play the long ball stuff they keep it on the floor and keep Possession for long periods of the game the rewards are there for all to see.[/p][/quote]I totally agree with you. I feel McLean looks a real player and one who cud be a success. The problem at the moment is our style of play is not supporting either of the front two. We need to create chances for McLean to score he has had three half chances since he joined. We shud only look to hit Hanson in the air if we r under a bit of pressure unfortunately our default tactic is putting pressure on the team. We shud break teams down and you can attack and get forward with passing football, pass n move use triangles play the ball into channels on the floor either into feet or give the forwards a chance to run on to it either way get it under control n run at defenders. u can even be cautious with this approach but wateva happens do not kick it as far n high as we can missing out the midfield because only one thing will happen and that is surrendering possession. i miss stallard & murray
  • Score: 3

12:42pm Fri 14 Feb 14

Waynus1971 says...

rinkydink wrote:
Too many blinkered "fans" here regardign the Wells scenario.. The board said they had budgeted for him to go because they turned down a bid in the summer and they knew if they needed the cash that they had that asset. Its the basics of business. utilise your assets. the fact is Wells was gone before Xmas. He and T--n had an agreement in place and he pretty much told us that he wanted nothing more form us. Why you'd keep a player that would disrupt a dressing room and not put 100% in when you can cash in forf the benefit of the business is beyond me. Having looked at his performances recently I think it was a damned good piece of business.. Doesnt seem to be cutting it in the Championship does he ;)
Erm, I may be wrong, but we're NOT IN the Championship, so hy does it matter that he is strggling? He has still scored more times for Town than Mclean has netted for us...!

The fact, is we prostitued the player; of course his head was going to be turned. From October onwards, all we read was that we had overspent and would need to cash-in in January, if a suitable offer came in. You can't then blame the player for looking at his options.

However, this isn't about Wells. The club took what was on the table and we may rue that decision. Ironically, the sale of Windass was 'allegedly' enforced too, but I'm sure I have since read something from Julian to suggest he wishes he had raised the funds another way. I just hope that our decision doesn't come back to bite us.

Where I'm disappointed at the moment is the fact that PP doesn't want to 'hide' his own feelings. How many times have we had managers confirming that players' morale has been low and that it is their job to 'pick them up'? At the moment, all I seem to be reading/hearing from PP is that he is just as 'low' at the moment and that he is 'trying all he can'. I'm sorry but that just wouldn't give me confidence as a player, particularly if my own morale was very low.
[quote][p][bold]rinkydink[/bold] wrote: Too many blinkered "fans" here regardign the Wells scenario.. The board said they had budgeted for him to go because they turned down a bid in the summer and they knew if they needed the cash that they had that asset. Its the basics of business. utilise your assets. the fact is Wells was gone before Xmas. He and T--n had an agreement in place and he pretty much told us that he wanted nothing more form us. Why you'd keep a player that would disrupt a dressing room and not put 100% in when you can cash in forf the benefit of the business is beyond me. Having looked at his performances recently I think it was a damned good piece of business.. Doesnt seem to be cutting it in the Championship does he ;)[/p][/quote]Erm, I may be wrong, but we're NOT IN the Championship, so hy does it matter that he is strggling? He has still scored more times for Town than Mclean has netted for us...! The fact, is we prostitued the player; of course his head was going to be turned. From October onwards, all we read was that we had overspent and would need to cash-in in January, if a suitable offer came in. You can't then blame the player for looking at his options. However, this isn't about Wells. The club took what was on the table and we may rue that decision. Ironically, the sale of Windass was 'allegedly' enforced too, but I'm sure I have since read something from Julian to suggest he wishes he had raised the funds another way. I just hope that our decision doesn't come back to bite us. Where I'm disappointed at the moment is the fact that PP doesn't want to 'hide' his own feelings. How many times have we had managers confirming that players' morale has been low and that it is their job to 'pick them up'? At the moment, all I seem to be reading/hearing from PP is that he is just as 'low' at the moment and that he is 'trying all he can'. I'm sorry but that just wouldn't give me confidence as a player, particularly if my own morale was very low. Waynus1971
  • Score: -1

12:56pm Fri 14 Feb 14

Waynus1971 says...

Statler4 wrote:
whisky1 wrote: Loyalty and perspective required and some of the spirit of 85. Parky will come through
It's great see genuine, supportive fans voicing their backing for a decent and talented manager going through a rough time.
Spot on. There was a poll on facebook on Tuesday night and I believe 89 out of around 96 agreed PP was the right man to get us out of this sticky patch. The manager signed these players and some of them have let him down -however, the majority aren't bad players; they're just struggling for form/confidence at the moment an this is showing in our play.

However, PP needs to instill confidence back into the players and telling the world that he is feeling under pressure and low in confidence himself, won't help. No wonder our heads drop as soon as we concede. He needs to pick them up and get them to start believeing in themselves again. Perhaps the 'mental coach' can help as he has been with the likes of Hanson et al. This is were senior players like Jones, Davies & McArdle need to step forward and encourage the younger lads, but at the moment, that isn't happening too.
[quote][p][bold]Statler4[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]whisky1[/bold] wrote: Loyalty and perspective required and some of the spirit of 85. Parky will come through[/p][/quote]It's great see genuine, supportive fans voicing their backing for a decent and talented manager going through a rough time.[/p][/quote]Spot on. There was a poll on facebook on Tuesday night and I believe 89 out of around 96 agreed PP was the right man to get us out of this sticky patch. The manager signed these players and some of them have let him down -however, the majority aren't bad players; they're just struggling for form/confidence at the moment an this is showing in our play. However, PP needs to instill confidence back into the players and telling the world that he is feeling under pressure and low in confidence himself, won't help. No wonder our heads drop as soon as we concede. He needs to pick them up and get them to start believeing in themselves again. Perhaps the 'mental coach' can help as he has been with the likes of Hanson et al. This is were senior players like Jones, Davies & McArdle need to step forward and encourage the younger lads, but at the moment, that isn't happening too. Waynus1971
  • Score: 2

12:58pm Fri 14 Feb 14

Peter300 says...

macca1969 wrote:
Wells also played in a lot if the winless run too. But don't let facts cloud your vision. Also nice to see him struggling and being jeered and booed by his newteams supporters. YOU reap whst you sow Nahki you deserve each other
City fans might have done the same given the way some people are talking. Early days yet for Nahki.
[quote][p][bold]macca1969[/bold] wrote: Wells also played in a lot if the winless run too. But don't let facts cloud your vision. Also nice to see him struggling and being jeered and booed by his newteams supporters. YOU reap whst you sow Nahki you deserve each other[/p][/quote]City fans might have done the same given the way some people are talking. Early days yet for Nahki. Peter300
  • Score: 0

1:00pm Fri 14 Feb 14

Peter300 says...

Andy2010 wrote:
macca1969 wrote:
Phil Parkinson is a very honest manager. No one can deny the run we have been on isn't bad, but most games we have been unlucky nototo pick up maximum points. Parky showed his loyalty too us last year when his stock was high, he could easily have tripled his wages elsewhere but he didn't. The board, players and especially us fans have to return that loyalty and get behind him and the players and return that loyalty in spades. Come on Phil turn this ship around you can do it?
Totally agree but PP just really isn't up to managing a team at this level. This is shown not only with his tactics but also his defeatist attitude both in style of play and motivating the team
And this was evident against Crewe, Sheffield Utd. and Wolves?
[quote][p][bold]Andy2010[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]macca1969[/bold] wrote: Phil Parkinson is a very honest manager. No one can deny the run we have been on isn't bad, but most games we have been unlucky nototo pick up maximum points. Parky showed his loyalty too us last year when his stock was high, he could easily have tripled his wages elsewhere but he didn't. The board, players and especially us fans have to return that loyalty and get behind him and the players and return that loyalty in spades. Come on Phil turn this ship around you can do it?[/p][/quote]Totally agree but PP just really isn't up to managing a team at this level. This is shown not only with his tactics but also his defeatist attitude both in style of play and motivating the team[/p][/quote]And this was evident against Crewe, Sheffield Utd. and Wolves? Peter300
  • Score: 4

1:07pm Fri 14 Feb 14

Peter300 says...

theoutsider wrote:
Right we sack Parky - who we going to get in?

Parky's EARNED all our respects and has the right to see this through.

IN PARKY WE TRUST.
Given City were only promoted last season, any manager in charge at the current time should be supported. City have competed well in the League so far. Everyone i.e. reasonalby minded fans, would like them to do a little better and be a little higher in the table. It is still very close for most teams in League 1. As indeed it is across the divisions.
[quote][p][bold]theoutsider[/bold] wrote: Right we sack Parky - who we going to get in? Parky's EARNED all our respects and has the right to see this through. IN PARKY WE TRUST.[/p][/quote]Given City were only promoted last season, any manager in charge at the current time should be supported. City have competed well in the League so far. Everyone i.e. reasonalby minded fans, would like them to do a little better and be a little higher in the table. It is still very close for most teams in League 1. As indeed it is across the divisions. Peter300
  • Score: 3

1:13pm Fri 14 Feb 14

Peter300 says...

Andy2010 wrote:
Farsley Bantam wrote:
Andy2010 wrote:
macca1969 wrote: Phil Parkinson is a very honest manager. No one can deny the run we have been on isn't bad, but most games we have been unlucky nototo pick up maximum points. Parky showed his loyalty too us last year when his stock was high, he could easily have tripled his wages elsewhere but he didn't. The board, players and especially us fans have to return that loyalty and get behind him and the players and return that loyalty in spades. Come on Phil turn this ship around you can do it?
Totally agree but PP just really isn't up to managing a team at this level. This is shown not only with his tactics but also his defeatist attitude both in style of play and motivating the team
Really? He won promotion to the Championship with Colchester and he got in the play offs with Charlton. I'd say that proves he is 'up to it' at this level.
In the past yes with them teams yes but his current tactics , signings and general attitude towards the team shows he is on the slide
Phils attitude seems very professional to me. Mind you people like you were questioning him two years ago said there and then that he should be sacked. Lose a few games and they are back, chipping away. It's what they do.
[quote][p][bold]Andy2010[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Farsley Bantam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Andy2010[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]macca1969[/bold] wrote: Phil Parkinson is a very honest manager. No one can deny the run we have been on isn't bad, but most games we have been unlucky nototo pick up maximum points. Parky showed his loyalty too us last year when his stock was high, he could easily have tripled his wages elsewhere but he didn't. The board, players and especially us fans have to return that loyalty and get behind him and the players and return that loyalty in spades. Come on Phil turn this ship around you can do it?[/p][/quote]Totally agree but PP just really isn't up to managing a team at this level. This is shown not only with his tactics but also his defeatist attitude both in style of play and motivating the team[/p][/quote]Really? He won promotion to the Championship with Colchester and he got in the play offs with Charlton. I'd say that proves he is 'up to it' at this level.[/p][/quote]In the past yes with them teams yes but his current tactics , signings and general attitude towards the team shows he is on the slide[/p][/quote]Phils attitude seems very professional to me. Mind you people like you were questioning him two years ago said there and then that he should be sacked. Lose a few games and they are back, chipping away. It's what they do. Peter300
  • Score: 4

1:20pm Fri 14 Feb 14

Peter300 says...

Farsley Bantam wrote:
Andy2010 wrote:
Farsley Bantam wrote:
Andy2010 wrote:
macca1969 wrote: Phil Parkinson is a very honest manager. No one can deny the run we have been on isn't bad, but most games we have been unlucky nototo pick up maximum points. Parky showed his loyalty too us last year when his stock was high, he could easily have tripled his wages elsewhere but he didn't. The board, players and especially us fans have to return that loyalty and get behind him and the players and return that loyalty in spades. Come on Phil turn this ship around you can do it?
Totally agree but PP just really isn't up to managing a team at this level. This is shown not only with his tactics but also his defeatist attitude both in style of play and motivating the team
Really? He won promotion to the Championship with Colchester and he got in the play offs with Charlton. I'd say that proves he is 'up to it' at this level.
In the past yes with them teams yes but his current tactics , signings and general attitude towards the team shows he is on the slide
So he's proved himself last season with us. He proved himself at the start of the season with us. He proved himself with other teams in this division. But since November he has lost all of these skills and is now a terrible manager who needs to be sacked?
And your skills? I think most reasonably minded people on here would view your comments about Phil has incredibly harsh. A terrible manager? What does it say about all the teams that are still below City?
[quote][p][bold]Farsley Bantam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Andy2010[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Farsley Bantam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Andy2010[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]macca1969[/bold] wrote: Phil Parkinson is a very honest manager. No one can deny the run we have been on isn't bad, but most games we have been unlucky nototo pick up maximum points. Parky showed his loyalty too us last year when his stock was high, he could easily have tripled his wages elsewhere but he didn't. The board, players and especially us fans have to return that loyalty and get behind him and the players and return that loyalty in spades. Come on Phil turn this ship around you can do it?[/p][/quote]Totally agree but PP just really isn't up to managing a team at this level. This is shown not only with his tactics but also his defeatist attitude both in style of play and motivating the team[/p][/quote]Really? He won promotion to the Championship with Colchester and he got in the play offs with Charlton. I'd say that proves he is 'up to it' at this level.[/p][/quote]In the past yes with them teams yes but his current tactics , signings and general attitude towards the team shows he is on the slide[/p][/quote]So he's proved himself last season with us. He proved himself at the start of the season with us. He proved himself with other teams in this division. But since November he has lost all of these skills and is now a terrible manager who needs to be sacked?[/p][/quote]And your skills? I think most reasonably minded people on here would view your comments about Phil has incredibly harsh. A terrible manager? What does it say about all the teams that are still below City? Peter300
  • Score: -1

1:23pm Fri 14 Feb 14

Peter300 says...

fantam wrote:
stop the long ball up to Hanson who can neither shoot or head accurately. Of course he scores sometimes but remember he is the centre forward and easy chances will always come
Well, it was entirely predictable that the Hanson Bashers would be out of the woodwork. So James, you cannot shoot and you cannot head a ball accurately.
[quote][p][bold]fantam[/bold] wrote: stop the long ball up to Hanson who can neither shoot or head accurately. Of course he scores sometimes but remember he is the centre forward and easy chances will always come[/p][/quote]Well, it was entirely predictable that the Hanson Bashers would be out of the woodwork. So James, you cannot shoot and you cannot head a ball accurately. Peter300
  • Score: 3

1:23pm Fri 14 Feb 14

Andy2010 says...

Peter300 wrote:
Andy2010 wrote:
Farsley Bantam wrote:
Andy2010 wrote:
macca1969 wrote: Phil Parkinson is a very honest manager. No one can deny the run we have been on isn't bad, but most games we have been unlucky nototo pick up maximum points. Parky showed his loyalty too us last year when his stock was high, he could easily have tripled his wages elsewhere but he didn't. The board, players and especially us fans have to return that loyalty and get behind him and the players and return that loyalty in spades. Come on Phil turn this ship around you can do it?
Totally agree but PP just really isn't up to managing a team at this level. This is shown not only with his tactics but also his defeatist attitude both in style of play and motivating the team
Really? He won promotion to the Championship with Colchester and he got in the play offs with Charlton. I'd say that proves he is 'up to it' at this level.
In the past yes with them teams yes but his current tactics , signings and general attitude towards the team shows he is on the slide
Phils attitude seems very professional to me. Mind you people like you were questioning him two years ago said there and then that he should be sacked. Lose a few games and they are back, chipping away. It's what they do.
Where did I say he should be sacked?

I simply questioned his general attitude (you only have to read the stories from the past couple of weeks and his doom and gloom attitude), signings and tactics.

I would still give him more time and hope he can turn it around after all its too late in the season now anyway to replace and have any impact.

PP knows though unless he cant turn this around this season then he's out the door but a more positive engagement with the team and media would go a long way to improving the results
[quote][p][bold]Peter300[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Andy2010[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Farsley Bantam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Andy2010[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]macca1969[/bold] wrote: Phil Parkinson is a very honest manager. No one can deny the run we have been on isn't bad, but most games we have been unlucky nototo pick up maximum points. Parky showed his loyalty too us last year when his stock was high, he could easily have tripled his wages elsewhere but he didn't. The board, players and especially us fans have to return that loyalty and get behind him and the players and return that loyalty in spades. Come on Phil turn this ship around you can do it?[/p][/quote]Totally agree but PP just really isn't up to managing a team at this level. This is shown not only with his tactics but also his defeatist attitude both in style of play and motivating the team[/p][/quote]Really? He won promotion to the Championship with Colchester and he got in the play offs with Charlton. I'd say that proves he is 'up to it' at this level.[/p][/quote]In the past yes with them teams yes but his current tactics , signings and general attitude towards the team shows he is on the slide[/p][/quote]Phils attitude seems very professional to me. Mind you people like you were questioning him two years ago said there and then that he should be sacked. Lose a few games and they are back, chipping away. It's what they do.[/p][/quote]Where did I say he should be sacked? I simply questioned his general attitude (you only have to read the stories from the past couple of weeks and his doom and gloom attitude), signings and tactics. I would still give him more time and hope he can turn it around after all its too late in the season now anyway to replace and have any impact. PP knows though unless he cant turn this around this season then he's out the door but a more positive engagement with the team and media would go a long way to improving the results Andy2010
  • Score: -2

1:26pm Fri 14 Feb 14

Andy2010 says...

Peter300 wrote:
Farsley Bantam wrote:
Andy2010 wrote:
Farsley Bantam wrote:
Andy2010 wrote:
macca1969 wrote: Phil Parkinson is a very honest manager. No one can deny the run we have been on isn't bad, but most games we have been unlucky nototo pick up maximum points. Parky showed his loyalty too us last year when his stock was high, he could easily have tripled his wages elsewhere but he didn't. The board, players and especially us fans have to return that loyalty and get behind him and the players and return that loyalty in spades. Come on Phil turn this ship around you can do it?
Totally agree but PP just really isn't up to managing a team at this level. This is shown not only with his tactics but also his defeatist attitude both in style of play and motivating the team
Really? He won promotion to the Championship with Colchester and he got in the play offs with Charlton. I'd say that proves he is 'up to it' at this level.
In the past yes with them teams yes but his current tactics , signings and general attitude towards the team shows he is on the slide
So he's proved himself last season with us. He proved himself at the start of the season with us. He proved himself with other teams in this division. But since November he has lost all of these skills and is now a terrible manager who needs to be sacked?
And your skills? I think most reasonably minded people on here would view your comments about Phil has incredibly harsh. A terrible manager? What does it say about all the teams that are still below City?
Thats is that posters opinion.

He has his as you have yours....neither are right or just....they are just opinions.

Its what makes football banter so common as with other subjects led by passion.
[quote][p][bold]Peter300[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Farsley Bantam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Andy2010[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Farsley Bantam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Andy2010[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]macca1969[/bold] wrote: Phil Parkinson is a very honest manager. No one can deny the run we have been on isn't bad, but most games we have been unlucky nototo pick up maximum points. Parky showed his loyalty too us last year when his stock was high, he could easily have tripled his wages elsewhere but he didn't. The board, players and especially us fans have to return that loyalty and get behind him and the players and return that loyalty in spades. Come on Phil turn this ship around you can do it?[/p][/quote]Totally agree but PP just really isn't up to managing a team at this level. This is shown not only with his tactics but also his defeatist attitude both in style of play and motivating the team[/p][/quote]Really? He won promotion to the Championship with Colchester and he got in the play offs with Charlton. I'd say that proves he is 'up to it' at this level.[/p][/quote]In the past yes with them teams yes but his current tactics , signings and general attitude towards the team shows he is on the slide[/p][/quote]So he's proved himself last season with us. He proved himself at the start of the season with us. He proved himself with other teams in this division. But since November he has lost all of these skills and is now a terrible manager who needs to be sacked?[/p][/quote]And your skills? I think most reasonably minded people on here would view your comments about Phil has incredibly harsh. A terrible manager? What does it say about all the teams that are still below City?[/p][/quote]Thats is that posters opinion. He has his as you have yours....neither are right or just....they are just opinions. Its what makes football banter so common as with other subjects led by passion. Andy2010
  • Score: -2

1:27pm Fri 14 Feb 14

Peter300 says...

Olivermac wrote:
i miss stallard & murray wrote:
Stop the long ball tactics and play possession football as the long ball does not work at this level. This mr p is down to you and something you can change. We have players that are willing to work hard and they do put a shift in but trying to win the ball back more often than not and then wen we get the ball to turn possession over so cheaply will be soul destroying.
I totally agree the long ball is not the answer get the ball on the floor and you will see how good Aron McLean is he is the type that will open up defences it may even give Hanson a bit more room , Adam Reach is another that has the class when he has the ball at his feet so come on Parky tell the team to keep hold of the ball rather than just punt it up to Hanson, none of the teams that come to VP play the long ball stuff they keep it on the floor and keep
Possession for long periods of the game the rewards are there for all to see.
The away team can try and keep possession as much as they like, but they won't have you shouting at them to get the ball forward. Home fans do not have the patience for possession football. A shame really, because City need to keep the ball at certain times. When they do, they are criticised.
[quote][p][bold]Olivermac[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]i miss stallard & murray[/bold] wrote: Stop the long ball tactics and play possession football as the long ball does not work at this level. This mr p is down to you and something you can change. We have players that are willing to work hard and they do put a shift in but trying to win the ball back more often than not and then wen we get the ball to turn possession over so cheaply will be soul destroying.[/p][/quote]I totally agree the long ball is not the answer get the ball on the floor and you will see how good Aron McLean is he is the type that will open up defences it may even give Hanson a bit more room , Adam Reach is another that has the class when he has the ball at his feet so come on Parky tell the team to keep hold of the ball rather than just punt it up to Hanson, none of the teams that come to VP play the long ball stuff they keep it on the floor and keep Possession for long periods of the game the rewards are there for all to see.[/p][/quote]The away team can try and keep possession as much as they like, but they won't have you shouting at them to get the ball forward. Home fans do not have the patience for possession football. A shame really, because City need to keep the ball at certain times. When they do, they are criticised. Peter300
  • Score: 6

1:31pm Fri 14 Feb 14

bcfc1903 says...

Pressure goes with this job, Parkinson knows the score, hopefully he'll turn it around against Coventry. funnily enough I fancy BCFC to do far better against them than we did against Carlisle. Whatever happens the squad of players need to keep working as a unit, while ever that happens with our fans backing we've always got a chance of a positive result. A positive mental attitude is key to any successful team, the manager needs to exude confidence also, Phil needs to stay strong, lead from the front....self belief is key from the manager, players and supporters. If you look at the table we are still in a decent position....as many learned folk have said in the past, the biggest pressure for most folk is putting food on the table to feed their families.
Pressure goes with this job, Parkinson knows the score, hopefully he'll turn it around against Coventry. funnily enough I fancy BCFC to do far better against them than we did against Carlisle. Whatever happens the squad of players need to keep working as a unit, while ever that happens with our fans backing we've always got a chance of a positive result. A positive mental attitude is key to any successful team, the manager needs to exude confidence also, Phil needs to stay strong, lead from the front....self belief is key from the manager, players and supporters. If you look at the table we are still in a decent position....as many learned folk have said in the past, the biggest pressure for most folk is putting food on the table to feed their families. bcfc1903
  • Score: 5

1:34pm Fri 14 Feb 14

Peter300 says...

Andy2010 wrote:
Farsley Bantam wrote:
Andy2010 wrote:
Farsley Bantam wrote:
Andy2010 wrote:
macca1969 wrote: Phil Parkinson is a very honest manager. No one can deny the run we have been on isn't bad, but most games we have been unlucky nototo pick up maximum points. Parky showed his loyalty too us last year when his stock was high, he could easily have tripled his wages elsewhere but he didn't. The board, players and especially us fans have to return that loyalty and get behind him and the players and return that loyalty in spades. Come on Phil turn this ship around you can do it?
Totally agree but PP just really isn't up to managing a team at this level. This is shown not only with his tactics but also his defeatist attitude both in style of play and motivating the team
Really? He won promotion to the Championship with Colchester and he got in the play offs with Charlton. I'd say that proves he is 'up to it' at this level.
In the past yes with them teams yes but his current tactics , signings and general attitude towards the team shows he is on the slide
So he's proved himself last season with us. He proved himself at the start of the season with us. He proved himself with other teams in this division. But since November he has lost all of these skills and is now a terrible manager who needs to be sacked?
Cant be bothered arguing as these things there is no answer to it as everyone just as an opinion.

in my OPINION though his current run of form has seen bigger and better managers escorted from clubs and he knows his job is on the line no matter anyone says.

In my OPINION his managerial skills are now running dry which is displayed by his tactics and his quite frankly clueless (again my opinion) signings. His recent comments to this very paper show his defeatist attitude and I know if I was a player I would be demoralised.

Again everyone is entitled to their own opinion...no one is right and no one is wrong but its interesting to see other peoples point of view.

Hell this is football and no-one will ever agree
Maybe bigger and better managers should not have been shown the door. If I may say so, you are the person with the defeatist attitude. You apparently expect a manager and his players to show resilience and fight, yet you are the one just throwing in the towel. And there's you! Calling Phil clueless.
[quote][p][bold]Andy2010[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Farsley Bantam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Andy2010[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Farsley Bantam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Andy2010[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]macca1969[/bold] wrote: Phil Parkinson is a very honest manager. No one can deny the run we have been on isn't bad, but most games we have been unlucky nototo pick up maximum points. Parky showed his loyalty too us last year when his stock was high, he could easily have tripled his wages elsewhere but he didn't. The board, players and especially us fans have to return that loyalty and get behind him and the players and return that loyalty in spades. Come on Phil turn this ship around you can do it?[/p][/quote]Totally agree but PP just really isn't up to managing a team at this level. This is shown not only with his tactics but also his defeatist attitude both in style of play and motivating the team[/p][/quote]Really? He won promotion to the Championship with Colchester and he got in the play offs with Charlton. I'd say that proves he is 'up to it' at this level.[/p][/quote]In the past yes with them teams yes but his current tactics , signings and general attitude towards the team shows he is on the slide[/p][/quote]So he's proved himself last season with us. He proved himself at the start of the season with us. He proved himself with other teams in this division. But since November he has lost all of these skills and is now a terrible manager who needs to be sacked?[/p][/quote]Cant be bothered arguing as these things there is no answer to it as everyone just as an opinion. in my OPINION though his current run of form has seen bigger and better managers escorted from clubs and he knows his job is on the line no matter anyone says. In my OPINION his managerial skills are now running dry which is displayed by his tactics and his quite frankly clueless (again my opinion) signings. His recent comments to this very paper show his defeatist attitude and I know if I was a player I would be demoralised. Again everyone is entitled to their own opinion...no one is right and no one is wrong but its interesting to see other peoples point of view. Hell this is football and no-one will ever agree[/p][/quote]Maybe bigger and better managers should not have been shown the door. If I may say so, you are the person with the defeatist attitude. You apparently expect a manager and his players to show resilience and fight, yet you are the one just throwing in the towel. And there's you! Calling Phil clueless. Peter300
  • Score: 9

1:55pm Fri 14 Feb 14

Andy2010 says...

Peter300 wrote:
Andy2010 wrote:
Farsley Bantam wrote:
Andy2010 wrote:
Farsley Bantam wrote:
Andy2010 wrote:
macca1969 wrote: Phil Parkinson is a very honest manager. No one can deny the run we have been on isn't bad, but most games we have been unlucky nototo pick up maximum points. Parky showed his loyalty too us last year when his stock was high, he could easily have tripled his wages elsewhere but he didn't. The board, players and especially us fans have to return that loyalty and get behind him and the players and return that loyalty in spades. Come on Phil turn this ship around you can do it?
Totally agree but PP just really isn't up to managing a team at this level. This is shown not only with his tactics but also his defeatist attitude both in style of play and motivating the team
Really? He won promotion to the Championship with Colchester and he got in the play offs with Charlton. I'd say that proves he is 'up to it' at this level.
In the past yes with them teams yes but his current tactics , signings and general attitude towards the team shows he is on the slide
So he's proved himself last season with us. He proved himself at the start of the season with us. He proved himself with other teams in this division. But since November he has lost all of these skills and is now a terrible manager who needs to be sacked?
Cant be bothered arguing as these things there is no answer to it as everyone just as an opinion.

in my OPINION though his current run of form has seen bigger and better managers escorted from clubs and he knows his job is on the line no matter anyone says.

In my OPINION his managerial skills are now running dry which is displayed by his tactics and his quite frankly clueless (again my opinion) signings. His recent comments to this very paper show his defeatist attitude and I know if I was a player I would be demoralised.

Again everyone is entitled to their own opinion...no one is right and no one is wrong but its interesting to see other peoples point of view.

Hell this is football and no-one will ever agree
Maybe bigger and better managers should not have been shown the door. If I may say so, you are the person with the defeatist attitude. You apparently expect a manager and his players to show resilience and fight, yet you are the one just throwing in the towel. And there's you! Calling Phil clueless.
And maybe as has shown in recent seasons even changing a mildly successful manager can bring about a total change in a teams performance.

You Peter are just one of those fans that thinks you know it all and have all the answers and are afraid to criticise or question anything the current team you are following manager does.

For the record you are kinda right in that I expect the manager to motivate the players. Its the managers job not only to take responsibility for the performances on the field but also to lead and motivate a team to success . In MY opinion PP hasnt been doing that lately (see results etc).

Yes give him more time but time is a luxury he doesnt have
[quote][p][bold]Peter300[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Andy2010[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Farsley Bantam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Andy2010[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Farsley Bantam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Andy2010[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]macca1969[/bold] wrote: Phil Parkinson is a very honest manager. No one can deny the run we have been on isn't bad, but most games we have been unlucky nototo pick up maximum points. Parky showed his loyalty too us last year when his stock was high, he could easily have tripled his wages elsewhere but he didn't. The board, players and especially us fans have to return that loyalty and get behind him and the players and return that loyalty in spades. Come on Phil turn this ship around you can do it?[/p][/quote]Totally agree but PP just really isn't up to managing a team at this level. This is shown not only with his tactics but also his defeatist attitude both in style of play and motivating the team[/p][/quote]Really? He won promotion to the Championship with Colchester and he got in the play offs with Charlton. I'd say that proves he is 'up to it' at this level.[/p][/quote]In the past yes with them teams yes but his current tactics , signings and general attitude towards the team shows he is on the slide[/p][/quote]So he's proved himself last season with us. He proved himself at the start of the season with us. He proved himself with other teams in this division. But since November he has lost all of these skills and is now a terrible manager who needs to be sacked?[/p][/quote]Cant be bothered arguing as these things there is no answer to it as everyone just as an opinion. in my OPINION though his current run of form has seen bigger and better managers escorted from clubs and he knows his job is on the line no matter anyone says. In my OPINION his managerial skills are now running dry which is displayed by his tactics and his quite frankly clueless (again my opinion) signings. His recent comments to this very paper show his defeatist attitude and I know if I was a player I would be demoralised. Again everyone is entitled to their own opinion...no one is right and no one is wrong but its interesting to see other peoples point of view. Hell this is football and no-one will ever agree[/p][/quote]Maybe bigger and better managers should not have been shown the door. If I may say so, you are the person with the defeatist attitude. You apparently expect a manager and his players to show resilience and fight, yet you are the one just throwing in the towel. And there's you! Calling Phil clueless.[/p][/quote]And maybe as has shown in recent seasons even changing a mildly successful manager can bring about a total change in a teams performance. You Peter are just one of those fans that thinks you know it all and have all the answers and are afraid to criticise or question anything the current team you are following manager does. For the record you are kinda right in that I expect the manager to motivate the players. Its the managers job not only to take responsibility for the performances on the field but also to lead and motivate a team to success . In MY opinion PP hasnt been doing that lately (see results etc). Yes give him more time but time is a luxury he doesnt have Andy2010
  • Score: -4

2:05pm Fri 14 Feb 14

Waynus1971 says...

I don't think people understand how important players like Davies, Meredith, Reid & Wells are/were for us. Is it just a concidence that we only lost 1 of our first 10 games, drawing 3 and winning 6, with a fully-fit squad? We then lost Davies to a long-term injury before losing the services of McArdle/McHugh to call-ups. If I remember rightly,we had to pair Oliver & Doyle together in one game!

Then we lost Wells for a few matches and he never seemed to come back with the same spark. Others claim this was due to 'having his head turned', but I'm sure the rough treatment he got upto and including his injury, probably had more of an impact. With our key defender and key striker out, we really started to struggle and form just hasn't picked up significantly since. We haven't played particularly poorly, but low confidence and morale is clearly now affecting us.

Add this to the significant losses of Meredith (who was struggling himself without his 'leader' beside him) and Reid and it's little wonder we are struggling.

I'm sure PP can stop the rot (if hcomes across more positive to the players than he is to the media) and he should then be given time and opportunity of rebuilding this squad in the summer.
I don't think people understand how important players like Davies, Meredith, Reid & Wells are/were for us. Is it just a concidence that we only lost 1 of our first 10 games, drawing 3 and winning 6, with a fully-fit squad? We then lost Davies to a long-term injury before losing the services of McArdle/McHugh to call-ups. If I remember rightly,we had to pair Oliver & Doyle together in one game! Then we lost Wells for a few matches and he never seemed to come back with the same spark. Others claim this was due to 'having his head turned', but I'm sure the rough treatment he got upto and including his injury, probably had more of an impact. With our key defender and key striker out, we really started to struggle and form just hasn't picked up significantly since. We haven't played particularly poorly, but low confidence and morale is clearly now affecting us. Add this to the significant losses of Meredith (who was struggling himself without his 'leader' beside him) and Reid and it's little wonder we are struggling. I'm sure PP can stop the rot (if hcomes across more positive to the players than he is to the media) and he should then be given time and opportunity of rebuilding this squad in the summer. Waynus1971
  • Score: 9

2:18pm Fri 14 Feb 14

shaun from richmond says...

whisky1 wrote:
shaun from richmond wrote:
whisky1 wrote: Loyalty and perspective required and some of the spirit of 85. Parky will come through
Not sure how my "Scars from 85" have anything to do with Parky turning Poor Form around?...POOR COMMENT, IMO.
No surprise that you don't get it...keep up the conceited vitriol
I did GET IT!!...and live with "IT" every day of my life!
[quote][p][bold]whisky1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]shaun from richmond[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]whisky1[/bold] wrote: Loyalty and perspective required and some of the spirit of 85. Parky will come through[/p][/quote]Not sure how my "Scars from 85" have anything to do with Parky turning Poor Form around?...POOR COMMENT, IMO.[/p][/quote]No surprise that you don't get it...keep up the conceited vitriol[/p][/quote]I did GET IT!!...and live with "IT" every day of my life! shaun from richmond
  • Score: -5

2:41pm Fri 14 Feb 14

torreyman says...

So Parky goes who comes in now? Parky will get us out of this mess I know he will so please give him your support he needs to feel wanted by the fans or what point is there in him trying his best for us TRUST PARKY
So Parky goes who comes in now? Parky will get us out of this mess I know he will so please give him your support he needs to feel wanted by the fans or what point is there in him trying his best for us TRUST PARKY torreyman
  • Score: 2

3:01pm Fri 14 Feb 14

joejesrac says...

torreyman wrote:
So Parky goes who comes in now? Parky will get us out of this mess I know he will so please give him your support he needs to feel wanted by the fans or what point is there in him trying his best for us TRUST PARKY
perhaps to earn his wages for starters!
then professional pride!
Future marketability!
the list is endless - but if he has brought in the wrong players he will know it but more importantly the long served payers will know it- and should it be that those new players do not inspire confidence and trust from the long served players -the end for PP will be close to hand.
Personally truly hope that PP can inspire a change of luck as I feel that the players are actually very comitted- the bigger question is are they good enough for this league… next six games will decide that- interesting times
[quote][p][bold]torreyman[/bold] wrote: So Parky goes who comes in now? Parky will get us out of this mess I know he will so please give him your support he needs to feel wanted by the fans or what point is there in him trying his best for us TRUST PARKY[/p][/quote]perhaps to earn his wages for starters! then professional pride! Future marketability! the list is endless - but if he has brought in the wrong players he will know it but more importantly the long served payers will know it- and should it be that those new players do not inspire confidence and trust from the long served players -the end for PP will be close to hand. Personally truly hope that PP can inspire a change of luck as I feel that the players are actually very comitted- the bigger question is are they good enough for this league… next six games will decide that- interesting times joejesrac
  • Score: 2

3:29pm Fri 14 Feb 14

Statler4 says...

Waynus1971 wrote:
Statler4 wrote:
whisky1 wrote: Loyalty and perspective required and some of the spirit of 85. Parky will come through
It's great see genuine, supportive fans voicing their backing for a decent and talented manager going through a rough time.
Spot on. There was a poll on facebook on Tuesday night and I believe 89 out of around 96 agreed PP was the right man to get us out of this sticky patch. The manager signed these players and some of them have let him down -however, the majority aren't bad players; they're just struggling for form/confidence at the moment an this is showing in our play.

However, PP needs to instill confidence back into the players and telling the world that he is feeling under pressure and low in confidence himself, won't help. No wonder our heads drop as soon as we concede. He needs to pick them up and get them to start believeing in themselves again. Perhaps the 'mental coach' can help as he has been with the likes of Hanson et al. This is were senior players like Jones, Davies & McArdle need to step forward and encourage the younger lads, but at the moment, that isn't happening too.
Jones and Davies not stepping forward? How can you say that? What more could or should they be doing other than what they are? McArdle, by the way, is himself one of the younger lads.
[quote][p][bold]Waynus1971[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Statler4[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]whisky1[/bold] wrote: Loyalty and perspective required and some of the spirit of 85. Parky will come through[/p][/quote]It's great see genuine, supportive fans voicing their backing for a decent and talented manager going through a rough time.[/p][/quote]Spot on. There was a poll on facebook on Tuesday night and I believe 89 out of around 96 agreed PP was the right man to get us out of this sticky patch. The manager signed these players and some of them have let him down -however, the majority aren't bad players; they're just struggling for form/confidence at the moment an this is showing in our play. However, PP needs to instill confidence back into the players and telling the world that he is feeling under pressure and low in confidence himself, won't help. No wonder our heads drop as soon as we concede. He needs to pick them up and get them to start believeing in themselves again. Perhaps the 'mental coach' can help as he has been with the likes of Hanson et al. This is were senior players like Jones, Davies & McArdle need to step forward and encourage the younger lads, but at the moment, that isn't happening too.[/p][/quote]Jones and Davies not stepping forward? How can you say that? What more could or should they be doing other than what they are? McArdle, by the way, is himself one of the younger lads. Statler4
  • Score: 1

5:07pm Fri 14 Feb 14

my only vision says...

Waynus1971 wrote:
rinkydink wrote:
Too many blinkered "fans" here regardign the Wells scenario.. The board said they had budgeted for him to go because they turned down a bid in the summer and they knew if they needed the cash that they had that asset. Its the basics of business. utilise your assets. the fact is Wells was gone before Xmas. He and T--n had an agreement in place and he pretty much told us that he wanted nothing more form us. Why you'd keep a player that would disrupt a dressing room and not put 100% in when you can cash in forf the benefit of the business is beyond me. Having looked at his performances recently I think it was a damned good piece of business.. Doesnt seem to be cutting it in the Championship does he ;)
Erm, I may be wrong, but we're NOT IN the Championship, so hy does it matter that he is strggling? He has still scored more times for Town than Mclean has netted for us...!

The fact, is we prostitued the player; of course his head was going to be turned. From October onwards, all we read was that we had overspent and would need to cash-in in January, if a suitable offer came in. You can't then blame the player for looking at his options.

However, this isn't about Wells. The club took what was on the table and we may rue that decision. Ironically, the sale of Windass was 'allegedly' enforced too, but I'm sure I have since read something from Julian to suggest he wishes he had raised the funds another way. I just hope that our decision doesn't come back to bite us.

Where I'm disappointed at the moment is the fact that PP doesn't want to 'hide' his own feelings. How many times have we had managers confirming that players' morale has been low and that it is their job to 'pick them up'? At the moment, all I seem to be reading/hearing from PP is that he is just as 'low' at the moment and that he is 'trying all he can'. I'm sorry but that just wouldn't give me confidence as a player, particularly if my own morale was very low.
Very well said Waynus... Finally someone with brins... He was pimped. If I was bein pimped I will leave too
[quote][p][bold]Waynus1971[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rinkydink[/bold] wrote: Too many blinkered "fans" here regardign the Wells scenario.. The board said they had budgeted for him to go because they turned down a bid in the summer and they knew if they needed the cash that they had that asset. Its the basics of business. utilise your assets. the fact is Wells was gone before Xmas. He and T--n had an agreement in place and he pretty much told us that he wanted nothing more form us. Why you'd keep a player that would disrupt a dressing room and not put 100% in when you can cash in forf the benefit of the business is beyond me. Having looked at his performances recently I think it was a damned good piece of business.. Doesnt seem to be cutting it in the Championship does he ;)[/p][/quote]Erm, I may be wrong, but we're NOT IN the Championship, so hy does it matter that he is strggling? He has still scored more times for Town than Mclean has netted for us...! The fact, is we prostitued the player; of course his head was going to be turned. From October onwards, all we read was that we had overspent and would need to cash-in in January, if a suitable offer came in. You can't then blame the player for looking at his options. However, this isn't about Wells. The club took what was on the table and we may rue that decision. Ironically, the sale of Windass was 'allegedly' enforced too, but I'm sure I have since read something from Julian to suggest he wishes he had raised the funds another way. I just hope that our decision doesn't come back to bite us. Where I'm disappointed at the moment is the fact that PP doesn't want to 'hide' his own feelings. How many times have we had managers confirming that players' morale has been low and that it is their job to 'pick them up'? At the moment, all I seem to be reading/hearing from PP is that he is just as 'low' at the moment and that he is 'trying all he can'. I'm sorry but that just wouldn't give me confidence as a player, particularly if my own morale was very low.[/p][/quote]Very well said Waynus... Finally someone with brins... He was pimped. If I was bein pimped I will leave too my only vision
  • Score: -4

7:31pm Fri 14 Feb 14

bcfcincheshire says...

The season starts now...the new players (all five of them) are fit and available. Everyone else is also playing for their contractual futures. ..including Parkinson. ..There are plenty of games left and some other desperate teams below us who are also struggling for results. .
the law of averages and percentages means we will win again..it is simply a matter of how quickly. ...but imagine the relief when it happens
just look around at other teams for example West Ham..momentum changes and confidence builds..we didn't have the Wells issue resolved or the new players at the time we won at MK Dons...we have now...we are one won away from recovery as it will be the catalyst for change...and comfortable survival!
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The season starts now...the new players (all five of them) are fit and available. Everyone else is also playing for their contractual futures. ..including Parkinson. ..There are plenty of games left and some other desperate teams below us who are also struggling for results. . the law of averages and percentages means we will win again..it is simply a matter of how quickly. ...but imagine the relief when it happens just look around at other teams for example West Ham..momentum changes and confidence builds..we didn't have the Wells issue resolved or the new players at the time we won at MK Dons...we have now...we are one won away from recovery as it will be the catalyst for change...and comfortable survival! . bcfcincheshire
  • Score: 0

10:52pm Fri 14 Feb 14

silverbantam says...

Remember the playoff final when City played great passing football without resorting to the long ball to Hanson all the time.

Why can't we go back to playing like that ?
Remember the playoff final when City played great passing football without resorting to the long ball to Hanson all the time. Why can't we go back to playing like that ? silverbantam
  • Score: 1

11:03am Sat 15 Feb 14

lawsonio123 says...

Peter300 wrote:
fantam wrote:
stop the long ball up to Hanson who can neither shoot or head accurately. Of course he scores sometimes but remember he is the centre forward and easy chances will always come
Well, it was entirely predictable that the Hanson Bashers would be out of the woodwork. So James, you cannot shoot and you cannot head a ball accurately.
What are you saying cannot shoot cannot head do you think his goals come off his backside have you been taking notice or nodding off for 90 minutes Keep Smiling and please keep awake you may even see James move
[quote][p][bold]Peter300[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fantam[/bold] wrote: stop the long ball up to Hanson who can neither shoot or head accurately. Of course he scores sometimes but remember he is the centre forward and easy chances will always come[/p][/quote]Well, it was entirely predictable that the Hanson Bashers would be out of the woodwork. So James, you cannot shoot and you cannot head a ball accurately.[/p][/quote]What are you saying cannot shoot cannot head do you think his goals come off his backside have you been taking notice or nodding off for 90 minutes Keep Smiling and please keep awake you may even see James move lawsonio123
  • Score: -1

2:14pm Sat 15 Feb 14

KnightMcCall says...

lawsonio123 wrote:
Peter300 wrote:
fantam wrote:
stop the long ball up to Hanson who can neither shoot or head accurately. Of course he scores sometimes but remember he is the centre forward and easy chances will always come
Well, it was entirely predictable that the Hanson Bashers would be out of the woodwork. So James, you cannot shoot and you cannot head a ball accurately.
What are you saying cannot shoot cannot head do you think his goals come off his backside have you been taking notice or nodding off for 90 minutes Keep Smiling and please keep awake you may even see James move
I think you need to think before you post lawsonio. Peter is definitely being sarcastic in his comments about JH.
[quote][p][bold]lawsonio123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Peter300[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fantam[/bold] wrote: stop the long ball up to Hanson who can neither shoot or head accurately. Of course he scores sometimes but remember he is the centre forward and easy chances will always come[/p][/quote]Well, it was entirely predictable that the Hanson Bashers would be out of the woodwork. So James, you cannot shoot and you cannot head a ball accurately.[/p][/quote]What are you saying cannot shoot cannot head do you think his goals come off his backside have you been taking notice or nodding off for 90 minutes Keep Smiling and please keep awake you may even see James move[/p][/quote]I think you need to think before you post lawsonio. Peter is definitely being sarcastic in his comments about JH. KnightMcCall
  • Score: 1

6:14pm Sat 15 Feb 14

Hove edge bantam says...

If Parky does depart does anyone fancy John Hendrie as manager a real superstar according to many posters on here or would the T&A want to keep him for his unmissable column
If Parky does depart does anyone fancy John Hendrie as manager a real superstar according to many posters on here or would the T&A want to keep him for his unmissable column Hove edge bantam
  • Score: 2

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