Home run can help turn tide for Bradford City

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Winger Adam Reach has been the pick of City’s recent recruits Winger Adam Reach has been the pick of City’s recent recruits

Adam Reach is not fussed how City get their next win – as long as it happens quickly.

Saturday’s postponement against Coventry left Phil Parkinson’s men frustrated in their ongoing bid to claim a first three points in 2014.

Heavy overnight rain on the already-saturated Sixfields surface in Northampton made Premier League referee Craig Pawson’s 8.45am decision a formality.

Now City can focus on a run of three successive home games – and the chance to put a stop to a 13-match winless run that has dragged them into the League One survival battle.

Port Vale are first up at Valley Parade tomorrow night, followed by MK Dons and then bottom club Stevenage.

On-loan winger Reach has been the pick of Parkinson’s January recruits in his four appearances – but he would swap decent performances for an elusive victory to halt the slide.

Reach said: “When you’re on a bad run, you just need that little break and get a scrappy 1-0 win. All the players would take that.

“It will probably change the tide and we’ll go on a positive run of games.

“We started a bit lacklustre against Carlisle the other night but, apart from that, the performances have been good.

“But that’s not enough. You’ve got to take your chances and have that little bit of luck on your side.

“We should have seen the Crewe game through and taken our chances. We could have had five or six goals.

“It was the same at Wolves when I hit the bar and Stephen Darby hit the post. People will say that’s unlucky but if you take those chances, you’re going to come away from hard games with three points.”

Despite the frustration at the lack of results, Reach is clearly enjoying his spell with the Bantams and his driving runs on the left wing have helped to cushion the blow at losing Kyel Reid for the rest of the season.

Reach said: “He (Reid) had a very good game when I came here for Shrewsbury. But if you want to be a top player, you have to fill big boots and do better than them and that’s my aim.

“I’m loving it here. For me, it’s all about experience and playing games. Obviously I want to win and help the team and hopefully that will come.

“I’m feeling sharp and fit, which is good, so I think my performances will only improve.

“This team suits me a little bit more. The manager tells me to stay out wide and be as positive as I can.

“I’ve got a licence to be as attacking as I want, to take the full back on and get some shots and crosses in.

“I’ve fitted in quite nicely. I think the gaffer’s got a lot of faith in what I bring to the team – and there’s the Middlesbrough connection here, which has helped me settle in quicker.”

Reach is waiting to hear from Boro about their plans for his immediate future.

The other loan players, including fellow Teessider Matty Dolan, are all tied down by City until the end of the season. But Reach was initially signed for a month – which expires at the weekend.

The 21-year-old has another two seasons on his Boro contract and is thought of highly in the north-east.

But boss Aitor Karanka likes to keep his squad small and has stated that 22 is the ideal number of players he wants at his disposal. He would rather the youngsters are out and about learning their trade.

That should play into City’s hands when Parkinson puts in the call about extending Reach’s stay.

The winger said: “I haven’t even been in contact with Middlesbrough. I don’t know if they’ve been watching any of the games.

“For my part of it, I just want to keep playing football. If I get the chance (to stay), I’ll definitely take it.

“I want to be where I’m going to play the most number of games. At the moment it looks like Bradford is the place.”

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7:37am Mon 17 Feb 14

gordon ramsay says...

Quality signing. It would be great to keep him...

"I wanna tell you
I night as well do
About a boy who can do anything
He's from the north east
And he is a beast
Adam Reach, Adam Reach, Adam Reach"
Quality signing. It would be great to keep him... "I wanna tell you I night as well do About a boy who can do anything He's from the north east And he is a beast Adam Reach, Adam Reach, Adam Reach" gordon ramsay
  • Score: 10

9:43am Mon 17 Feb 14

bcfc1903 says...

Yeah, this lad looks a great signing, Reid is a massive loss but this lad has fitted in nicely. I think five or six points from the next three games will settle everyone down. Stay strong as a squad and with the usual great backing from our fans, we should be fine.

We've got Adam Adam Reach
On the Wing
On the wing

We've got Adam Adam Reach
On the Wing
On the wing

Adam, Adam Reach, Adam Reach on the wing
Adam, Adam Reach, Adam Reach, on the wing.
Yeah, this lad looks a great signing, Reid is a massive loss but this lad has fitted in nicely. I think five or six points from the next three games will settle everyone down. Stay strong as a squad and with the usual great backing from our fans, we should be fine. We've got Adam Adam Reach On the Wing On the wing We've got Adam Adam Reach On the Wing On the wing Adam, Adam Reach, Adam Reach on the wing Adam, Adam Reach, Adam Reach, on the wing. bcfc1903
  • Score: -6

10:38am Mon 17 Feb 14

bcfc mad85 says...

A change in tactics could work just get the ball down and play passing football you know like every other team in the league because this long ball sketch is really not working anymore come on pp time for change is now
A change in tactics could work just get the ball down and play passing football you know like every other team in the league because this long ball sketch is really not working anymore come on pp time for change is now bcfc mad85
  • Score: 7

11:37am Mon 17 Feb 14

audal says...

We really are desperate for 7 pts from these next 3 home games I am sorry to say.
We really are desperate for 7 pts from these next 3 home games I am sorry to say. audal
  • Score: 1

12:57pm Mon 17 Feb 14

torreyman says...

The next 3 games are vital 2 wins and a draw are the least we want so get behind the team and lets put this sorry run behind us Come ON City
The next 3 games are vital 2 wins and a draw are the least we want so get behind the team and lets put this sorry run behind us Come ON City torreyman
  • Score: 0

1:15pm Mon 17 Feb 14

lawsonio123 says...

Adam Reach a good young player just the type City need Alas because he is good his club will take him away that is the down side of loans .Even should they let him go unlikely they will want a fee which brings us to the point of how much and can we afford it All in the future we shall have to wait and see. Please roll don to Valley Parade tomorrow and cheer them on
Adam Reach a good young player just the type City need Alas because he is good his club will take him away that is the down side of loans .Even should they let him go unlikely they will want a fee which brings us to the point of how much and can we afford it All in the future we shall have to wait and see. Please roll don to Valley Parade tomorrow and cheer them on lawsonio123
  • Score: 9

1:50pm Mon 17 Feb 14

bcfc1903 says...

audal wrote:
We really are desperate for 7 pts from these next 3 home games I am sorry to say.
No desperation yet, yes seven points would be great... five or six is also a decent haul from the next three games with the total already on 35, the teams that are prospective candidates for the drop are not averaging anywhere near two points per game, so to lumber BCFC with the 'desperate for seven points' tag is ludicrous.
[quote][p][bold]audal[/bold] wrote: We really are desperate for 7 pts from these next 3 home games I am sorry to say.[/p][/quote]No desperation yet, yes seven points would be great... five or six is also a decent haul from the next three games with the total already on 35, the teams that are prospective candidates for the drop are not averaging anywhere near two points per game, so to lumber BCFC with the 'desperate for seven points' tag is ludicrous. bcfc1903
  • Score: 9

4:42pm Mon 17 Feb 14

audal says...

bcfc1903 wrote:
audal wrote:
We really are desperate for 7 pts from these next 3 home games I am sorry to say.
No desperation yet, yes seven points would be great... five or six is also a decent haul from the next three games with the total already on 35, the teams that are prospective candidates for the drop are not averaging anywhere near two points per game, so to lumber BCFC with the 'desperate for seven points' tag is ludicrous.
Grow up and look at the overview instead of threw rose tinted glasses, we are in a rut and confidence is low, the team play one way and one way only meaning subs are like for like and are not trying plan A,B,C, etc (not able to) just count the times Hanson is back in his own pen. area defending whilst leaving Er !! ? up front, OF COURSE its Jon. Macs fault for not getting the ball upfield quickly because there's no booger there. so 3 men upfront at ALL times and if a big man is needed at CH. why get rid of Oliver ?
[quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]audal[/bold] wrote: We really are desperate for 7 pts from these next 3 home games I am sorry to say.[/p][/quote]No desperation yet, yes seven points would be great... five or six is also a decent haul from the next three games with the total already on 35, the teams that are prospective candidates for the drop are not averaging anywhere near two points per game, so to lumber BCFC with the 'desperate for seven points' tag is ludicrous.[/p][/quote]Grow up and look at the overview instead of threw rose tinted glasses, we are in a rut and confidence is low, the team play one way and one way only meaning subs are like for like and are not trying plan A,B,C, etc (not able to) just count the times Hanson is back in his own pen. area defending whilst leaving Er !! ? up front, OF COURSE its Jon. Macs fault for not getting the ball upfield quickly because there's no booger there. so 3 men upfront at ALL times and if a big man is needed at CH. why get rid of Oliver ? audal
  • Score: -9

6:19pm Mon 17 Feb 14

Michael Clayton says...

You are clearly in panic mode. Calm down. (Not only for your own sake but for that of the people you are watching).

Seven points (even nine) would be absolutely brilliant but, equally, four / five points can be just as useful depending on other results.

There is a long way to go and anything (within reason) is possible.
You are clearly in panic mode. Calm down. (Not only for your own sake but for that of the people you are watching). Seven points (even nine) would be absolutely brilliant but, equally, four / five points can be just as useful depending on other results. There is a long way to go and anything (within reason) is possible. Michael Clayton
  • Score: 9

8:26pm Mon 17 Feb 14

bcfc1903 says...

audal wrote:
bcfc1903 wrote:
audal wrote:
We really are desperate for 7 pts from these next 3 home games I am sorry to say.
No desperation yet, yes seven points would be great... five or six is also a decent haul from the next three games with the total already on 35, the teams that are prospective candidates for the drop are not averaging anywhere near two points per game, so to lumber BCFC with the 'desperate for seven points' tag is ludicrous.
Grow up and look at the overview instead of threw rose tinted glasses, we are in a rut and confidence is low, the team play one way and one way only meaning subs are like for like and are not trying plan A,B,C, etc (not able to) just count the times Hanson is back in his own pen. area defending whilst leaving Er !! ? up front, OF COURSE its Jon. Macs fault for not getting the ball upfield quickly because there's no booger there. so 3 men upfront at ALL times and if a big man is needed at CH. why get rid of Oliver ?
I'm simply stating facts, 5 or 6 points would be a decent haul when you've already got 35 in the bag. The stench of panic permutates through your keyboard and into your posts,........... easy action, stay real cool daddy-o.
[quote][p][bold]audal[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]audal[/bold] wrote: We really are desperate for 7 pts from these next 3 home games I am sorry to say.[/p][/quote]No desperation yet, yes seven points would be great... five or six is also a decent haul from the next three games with the total already on 35, the teams that are prospective candidates for the drop are not averaging anywhere near two points per game, so to lumber BCFC with the 'desperate for seven points' tag is ludicrous.[/p][/quote]Grow up and look at the overview instead of threw rose tinted glasses, we are in a rut and confidence is low, the team play one way and one way only meaning subs are like for like and are not trying plan A,B,C, etc (not able to) just count the times Hanson is back in his own pen. area defending whilst leaving Er !! ? up front, OF COURSE its Jon. Macs fault for not getting the ball upfield quickly because there's no booger there. so 3 men upfront at ALL times and if a big man is needed at CH. why get rid of Oliver ?[/p][/quote]I'm simply stating facts, 5 or 6 points would be a decent haul when you've already got 35 in the bag. The stench of panic permutates through your keyboard and into your posts,........... easy action, stay real cool daddy-o. bcfc1903
  • Score: 4

9:02pm Mon 17 Feb 14

tinytoonster says...

audal wrote:
bcfc1903 wrote:
audal wrote:
We really are desperate for 7 pts from these next 3 home games I am sorry to say.
No desperation yet, yes seven points would be great... five or six is also a decent haul from the next three games with the total already on 35, the teams that are prospective candidates for the drop are not averaging anywhere near two points per game, so to lumber BCFC with the 'desperate for seven points' tag is ludicrous.
Grow up and look at the overview instead of threw rose tinted glasses, we are in a rut and confidence is low, the team play one way and one way only meaning subs are like for like and are not trying plan A,B,C, etc (not able to) just count the times Hanson is back in his own pen. area defending whilst leaving Er !! ? up front, OF COURSE its Jon. Macs fault for not getting the ball upfield quickly because there's no booger there. so 3 men upfront at ALL times and if a big man is needed at CH. why get rid of Oliver ?
you can tell when you are saying something thats true, the head in the sand brigade click thumbs down!!
numptys!!
[quote][p][bold]audal[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]audal[/bold] wrote: We really are desperate for 7 pts from these next 3 home games I am sorry to say.[/p][/quote]No desperation yet, yes seven points would be great... five or six is also a decent haul from the next three games with the total already on 35, the teams that are prospective candidates for the drop are not averaging anywhere near two points per game, so to lumber BCFC with the 'desperate for seven points' tag is ludicrous.[/p][/quote]Grow up and look at the overview instead of threw rose tinted glasses, we are in a rut and confidence is low, the team play one way and one way only meaning subs are like for like and are not trying plan A,B,C, etc (not able to) just count the times Hanson is back in his own pen. area defending whilst leaving Er !! ? up front, OF COURSE its Jon. Macs fault for not getting the ball upfield quickly because there's no booger there. so 3 men upfront at ALL times and if a big man is needed at CH. why get rid of Oliver ?[/p][/quote]you can tell when you are saying something thats true, the head in the sand brigade click thumbs down!! numptys!! tinytoonster
  • Score: -4

9:31am Tue 18 Feb 14

bcfc1903 says...

tinytoonster wrote:
audal wrote:
bcfc1903 wrote:
audal wrote:
We really are desperate for 7 pts from these next 3 home games I am sorry to say.
No desperation yet, yes seven points would be great... five or six is also a decent haul from the next three games with the total already on 35, the teams that are prospective candidates for the drop are not averaging anywhere near two points per game, so to lumber BCFC with the 'desperate for seven points' tag is ludicrous.
Grow up and look at the overview instead of threw rose tinted glasses, we are in a rut and confidence is low, the team play one way and one way only meaning subs are like for like and are not trying plan A,B,C, etc (not able to) just count the times Hanson is back in his own pen. area defending whilst leaving Er !! ? up front, OF COURSE its Jon. Macs fault for not getting the ball upfield quickly because there's no booger there. so 3 men upfront at ALL times and if a big man is needed at CH. why get rid of Oliver ?
you can tell when you are saying something thats true, the head in the sand brigade click thumbs down!!
numptys!!
But it isn't true is it, we don't need seven points from the next three games, the truth is no one knows exactly how many points BCFC need and it certainly won't be decided over the next three games will it. So seven points would be great but 4,5 or 6 is more realistic and would add nicely to the 35 BCFC already have.
[quote][p][bold]tinytoonster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]audal[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]audal[/bold] wrote: We really are desperate for 7 pts from these next 3 home games I am sorry to say.[/p][/quote]No desperation yet, yes seven points would be great... five or six is also a decent haul from the next three games with the total already on 35, the teams that are prospective candidates for the drop are not averaging anywhere near two points per game, so to lumber BCFC with the 'desperate for seven points' tag is ludicrous.[/p][/quote]Grow up and look at the overview instead of threw rose tinted glasses, we are in a rut and confidence is low, the team play one way and one way only meaning subs are like for like and are not trying plan A,B,C, etc (not able to) just count the times Hanson is back in his own pen. area defending whilst leaving Er !! ? up front, OF COURSE its Jon. Macs fault for not getting the ball upfield quickly because there's no booger there. so 3 men upfront at ALL times and if a big man is needed at CH. why get rid of Oliver ?[/p][/quote]you can tell when you are saying something thats true, the head in the sand brigade click thumbs down!! numptys!![/p][/quote]But it isn't true is it, we don't need seven points from the next three games, the truth is no one knows exactly how many points BCFC need and it certainly won't be decided over the next three games will it. So seven points would be great but 4,5 or 6 is more realistic and would add nicely to the 35 BCFC already have. bcfc1903
  • Score: 3

12:46pm Tue 18 Feb 14

Michael Clayton says...

tinytoonster wrote:
audal wrote:
bcfc1903 wrote:
audal wrote: We really are desperate for 7 pts from these next 3 home games I am sorry to say.
No desperation yet, yes seven points would be great... five or six is also a decent haul from the next three games with the total already on 35, the teams that are prospective candidates for the drop are not averaging anywhere near two points per game, so to lumber BCFC with the 'desperate for seven points' tag is ludicrous.
Grow up and look at the overview instead of threw rose tinted glasses, we are in a rut and confidence is low, the team play one way and one way only meaning subs are like for like and are not trying plan A,B,C, etc (not able to) just count the times Hanson is back in his own pen. area defending whilst leaving Er !! ? up front, OF COURSE its Jon. Macs fault for not getting the ball upfield quickly because there's no booger there. so 3 men upfront at ALL times and if a big man is needed at CH. why get rid of Oliver ?
you can tell when you are saying something thats true, the head in the sand brigade click thumbs down!! numptys!!
Only a numpty pays any attention to the thumbs up / down indicator.
[quote][p][bold]tinytoonster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]audal[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]audal[/bold] wrote: We really are desperate for 7 pts from these next 3 home games I am sorry to say.[/p][/quote]No desperation yet, yes seven points would be great... five or six is also a decent haul from the next three games with the total already on 35, the teams that are prospective candidates for the drop are not averaging anywhere near two points per game, so to lumber BCFC with the 'desperate for seven points' tag is ludicrous.[/p][/quote]Grow up and look at the overview instead of threw rose tinted glasses, we are in a rut and confidence is low, the team play one way and one way only meaning subs are like for like and are not trying plan A,B,C, etc (not able to) just count the times Hanson is back in his own pen. area defending whilst leaving Er !! ? up front, OF COURSE its Jon. Macs fault for not getting the ball upfield quickly because there's no booger there. so 3 men upfront at ALL times and if a big man is needed at CH. why get rid of Oliver ?[/p][/quote]you can tell when you are saying something thats true, the head in the sand brigade click thumbs down!! numptys!![/p][/quote]Only a numpty pays any attention to the thumbs up / down indicator. Michael Clayton
  • Score: 1

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