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2:04pm Sat 8 Mar 14

Bantam76 says...

Just heard Hanson isn't in the starting XI - any news??
Just heard Hanson isn't in the starting XI - any news?? Bantam76
  • Score: 1

2:16pm Sat 8 Mar 14

Baby Bantam says...

Bantam76 wrote:
Just heard Hanson isn't in the starting XI - any news??
Groin strain isn't it?
[quote][p][bold]Bantam76[/bold] wrote: Just heard Hanson isn't in the starting XI - any news??[/p][/quote]Groin strain isn't it? Baby Bantam
  • Score: 1

2:18pm Sat 8 Mar 14

torreyman says...

Sorry but I fear the worst today lets hope I am wrong !!!!
Sorry but I fear the worst today lets hope I am wrong !!!! torreyman
  • Score: 7

2:24pm Sat 8 Mar 14

torreyman says...

Mc lean the loan striker heaven help us
Mc lean the loan striker heaven help us torreyman
  • Score: 11

2:46pm Sat 8 Mar 14

realcitygent says...

why have we signed drury from leedswho is a lb then put him on bench ,parky has really lost the plot ,he has been complaining for weeks we are weak in that pos ,so he decides to put him on bench even though this guy has got a decent record in higher divisions ,its beyond me ,doesnt look like we will be signing dolan end of season as i think he will be so **** off sat on bench ,having to watch doyle plodding about in midfield its a joke
why have we signed drury from leedswho is a lb then put him on bench ,parky has really lost the plot ,he has been complaining for weeks we are weak in that pos ,so he decides to put him on bench even though this guy has got a decent record in higher divisions ,its beyond me ,doesnt look like we will be signing dolan end of season as i think he will be so **** off sat on bench ,having to watch doyle plodding about in midfield its a joke realcitygent
  • Score: 11

2:59pm Sat 8 Mar 14

Hove edge bantam says...

Any bets Drury will come on to replace McLean in the second half just to shore up our attack I really do fear the worst
Taxi for Parky. ???
Any bets Drury will come on to replace McLean in the second half just to shore up our attack I really do fear the worst Taxi for Parky. ??? Hove edge bantam
  • Score: 4

4:50pm Sat 8 Mar 14

Bradford Lad BD9 says...

Useless manager, useless team, parky out
Useless manager, useless team, parky out Bradford Lad BD9
  • Score: -4

4:59pm Sat 8 Mar 14

Down_with_the _firm aka Bullsfan says...

**** off!!
**** off!! Down_with_the _firm aka Bullsfan
  • Score: -10

5:15pm Sat 8 Mar 14

Cityman23 says...

On the basis of the 'Pulse' radio commentary, City did quite well at times v Brentford but the first goal still had an inevitability about it (defence stood back and let him shoot-ring any bells!!) and though some fans might have feared worse than a 2-0 defeat to the high-flyers, before kick off, its still a defeat with not a goal from a striker.

The fact our strikers (apart from 'JH') 'can't score for toffee' still threatens our season and I'd like to see 'PP' bring in an emergency loan striker (of the Adam Reach-young- higher standard-never going to sign him permamently-but he will get us a few goals before May 2014- type')

I said last week we had no option but to persevere with Aaron McLean, but if we could bring in a loanee, perhaps we could loan 'AMc' out. Certainly Andy Gray and young/green Oliver McBurnie are not good enough to be relied upon.

In the end. 'PP' went (finally) for a loan left back but it took him a while. Now we need a loan striker to work with 'JH'. Not in three/four weeks time...but..NOW!!!
On the basis of the 'Pulse' radio commentary, City did quite well at times v Brentford but the first goal still had an inevitability about it (defence stood back and let him shoot-ring any bells!!) and though some fans might have feared worse than a 2-0 defeat to the high-flyers, before kick off, its still a defeat with not a goal from a striker. The fact our strikers (apart from 'JH') 'can't score for toffee' still threatens our season and I'd like to see 'PP' bring in an emergency loan striker (of the Adam Reach-young- higher standard-never going to sign him permamently-but he will get us a few goals before May 2014- type') I said last week we had no option but to persevere with Aaron McLean, but if we could bring in a loanee, perhaps we could loan 'AMc' out. Certainly Andy Gray and young/green Oliver McBurnie are not good enough to be relied upon. In the end. 'PP' went (finally) for a loan left back but it took him a while. Now we need a loan striker to work with 'JH'. Not in three/four weeks time...but..NOW!!! Cityman23
  • Score: 6

5:28pm Sat 8 Mar 14

bantam10 says...

Cityman23 wrote:
On the basis of the 'Pulse' radio commentary, City did quite well at times v Brentford but the first goal still had an inevitability about it (defence stood back and let him shoot-ring any bells!!) and though some fans might have feared worse than a 2-0 defeat to the high-flyers, before kick off, its still a defeat with not a goal from a striker.

The fact our strikers (apart from 'JH') 'can't score for toffee' still threatens our season and I'd like to see 'PP' bring in an emergency loan striker (of the Adam Reach-young- higher standard-never going to sign him permamently-but he will get us a few goals before May 2014- type')

I said last week we had no option but to persevere with Aaron McLean, but if we could bring in a loanee, perhaps we could loan 'AMc' out. Certainly Andy Gray and young/green Oliver McBurnie are not good enough to be relied upon.

In the end. 'PP' went (finally) for a loan left back but it took him a while. Now we need a loan striker to work with 'JH'. Not in three/four weeks time...but..NOW!!!
I agree about emergency loan striker but it won't happen while Parky is in charge as would prove he has failed in his signings.
Andy Gray is another flop on high salary.
It worries me upfront.
Apart from Hanson we look like we will not really score many.
GOALS are needed in relegation battles which we might find we will be in!
[quote][p][bold]Cityman23[/bold] wrote: On the basis of the 'Pulse' radio commentary, City did quite well at times v Brentford but the first goal still had an inevitability about it (defence stood back and let him shoot-ring any bells!!) and though some fans might have feared worse than a 2-0 defeat to the high-flyers, before kick off, its still a defeat with not a goal from a striker. The fact our strikers (apart from 'JH') 'can't score for toffee' still threatens our season and I'd like to see 'PP' bring in an emergency loan striker (of the Adam Reach-young- higher standard-never going to sign him permamently-but he will get us a few goals before May 2014- type') I said last week we had no option but to persevere with Aaron McLean, but if we could bring in a loanee, perhaps we could loan 'AMc' out. Certainly Andy Gray and young/green Oliver McBurnie are not good enough to be relied upon. In the end. 'PP' went (finally) for a loan left back but it took him a while. Now we need a loan striker to work with 'JH'. Not in three/four weeks time...but..NOW!!![/p][/quote]I agree about emergency loan striker but it won't happen while Parky is in charge as would prove he has failed in his signings. Andy Gray is another flop on high salary. It worries me upfront. Apart from Hanson we look like we will not really score many. GOALS are needed in relegation battles which we might find we will be in! bantam10
  • Score: 4

5:30pm Sat 8 Mar 14

The Hoffster says...

Bag-a-sh!te...
Bag-a-sh!te... The Hoffster
  • Score: -1

5:30pm Sat 8 Mar 14

audal says...

AND WE SIGN A L.B. BECAUSE ?? answers on a postage stamp please. and addressed to LA-LA .land
AND WE SIGN A L.B. BECAUSE ?? answers on a postage stamp please. and addressed to LA-LA .land audal
  • Score: 0

5:34pm Sat 8 Mar 14

Hove edge bantam says...

audal wrote:
AND WE SIGN A L.B. BECAUSE ?? answers on a postage stamp please. and addressed to LA-LA .land
He looks good warming the bench ????
[quote][p][bold]audal[/bold] wrote: AND WE SIGN A L.B. BECAUSE ?? answers on a postage stamp please. and addressed to LA-LA .land[/p][/quote]He looks good warming the bench ???? Hove edge bantam
  • Score: 2

5:39pm Sat 8 Mar 14

Cityman23 says...

bantam10 wrote:
Cityman23 wrote:
On the basis of the 'Pulse' radio commentary, City did quite well at times v Brentford but the first goal still had an inevitability about it (defence stood back and let him shoot-ring any bells!!) and though some fans might have feared worse than a 2-0 defeat to the high-flyers, before kick off, its still a defeat with not a goal from a striker.

The fact our strikers (apart from 'JH') 'can't score for toffee' still threatens our season and I'd like to see 'PP' bring in an emergency loan striker (of the Adam Reach-young- higher standard-never going to sign him permamently-but he will get us a few goals before May 2014- type')

I said last week we had no option but to persevere with Aaron McLean, but if we could bring in a loanee, perhaps we could loan 'AMc' out. Certainly Andy Gray and young/green Oliver McBurnie are not good enough to be relied upon.

In the end. 'PP' went (finally) for a loan left back but it took him a while. Now we need a loan striker to work with 'JH'. Not in three/four weeks time...but..NOW!!!
I agree about emergency loan striker but it won't happen while Parky is in charge as would prove he has failed in his signings.
Andy Gray is another flop on high salary.
It worries me upfront.
Apart from Hanson we look like we will not really score many.
GOALS are needed in relegation battles which we might find we will be in!
Looking at the league table, its noticeable how Sheff. Utd have really got going and are now out of the drop zone and above City. In fact the Bantams lie just six points above 'danger'-the six points we got v MKDons/Port Vale. Let's hope no other teams below City start 'doing a Sheff. Utd' because that could push others downwards.

That end of season, 'fizzle-out' (with no shocks)Jamie Lawrence said he hoped for is beginning to look more, more desirable!!
[quote][p][bold]bantam10[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cityman23[/bold] wrote: On the basis of the 'Pulse' radio commentary, City did quite well at times v Brentford but the first goal still had an inevitability about it (defence stood back and let him shoot-ring any bells!!) and though some fans might have feared worse than a 2-0 defeat to the high-flyers, before kick off, its still a defeat with not a goal from a striker. The fact our strikers (apart from 'JH') 'can't score for toffee' still threatens our season and I'd like to see 'PP' bring in an emergency loan striker (of the Adam Reach-young- higher standard-never going to sign him permamently-but he will get us a few goals before May 2014- type') I said last week we had no option but to persevere with Aaron McLean, but if we could bring in a loanee, perhaps we could loan 'AMc' out. Certainly Andy Gray and young/green Oliver McBurnie are not good enough to be relied upon. In the end. 'PP' went (finally) for a loan left back but it took him a while. Now we need a loan striker to work with 'JH'. Not in three/four weeks time...but..NOW!!![/p][/quote]I agree about emergency loan striker but it won't happen while Parky is in charge as would prove he has failed in his signings. Andy Gray is another flop on high salary. It worries me upfront. Apart from Hanson we look like we will not really score many. GOALS are needed in relegation battles which we might find we will be in![/p][/quote]Looking at the league table, its noticeable how Sheff. Utd have really got going and are now out of the drop zone and above City. In fact the Bantams lie just six points above 'danger'-the six points we got v MKDons/Port Vale. Let's hope no other teams below City start 'doing a Sheff. Utd' because that could push others downwards. That end of season, 'fizzle-out' (with no shocks)Jamie Lawrence said he hoped for is beginning to look more, more desirable!! Cityman23
  • Score: 3

7:03pm Sat 8 Mar 14

Pablo says...

If Hanson had been fit, he would have played. Therefore, in his absence, I would have thought his natural replacement, Gray, should have started. The fact he didn't represents a massive vote of "no confidence" in him, from his manager.

We appeared to have set up with a "damage limitation" policy, hoping to nick a goal, and hang on to it. The inevitable happened and the game is lost. Quelle surprise!!!

Leeds loan us an experienced left back for a month, so he can get some games in his short spell with us ....and he sits on the bench!

Somebody needs to get a grip, quickly.
If Hanson had been fit, he would have played. Therefore, in his absence, I would have thought his natural replacement, Gray, should have started. The fact he didn't represents a massive vote of "no confidence" in him, from his manager. We appeared to have set up with a "damage limitation" policy, hoping to nick a goal, and hang on to it. The inevitable happened and the game is lost. Quelle surprise!!! Leeds loan us an experienced left back for a month, so he can get some games in his short spell with us ....and he sits on the bench! Somebody needs to get a grip, quickly. Pablo
  • Score: 5

7:19pm Sat 8 Mar 14

lawsonio123 says...

Our great goal scorer was on the pitch again but failed to find the net I cannot understand this he was supposed to be THE PROVEN GOAL MACHINE. maybe i am getting to old to understand the game and we should defend first and foremost steadfast in the knowledge that he will not need to score should the other team also do so
Our great goal scorer was on the pitch again but failed to find the net I cannot understand this he was supposed to be THE PROVEN GOAL MACHINE. maybe i am getting to old to understand the game and we should defend first and foremost steadfast in the knowledge that he will not need to score should the other team also do so lawsonio123
  • Score: -3

7:23pm Sat 8 Mar 14

bcfcincheshire says...

Right so we have now reached Cup Final time...four eminently winnable matches between us and certain safely. ..beat Colchester, Gillingham, Shrewsbury and Walsall and we will, in reality, be completely safe - especially as we already have ten teams below us now (not including Crawley). Twelve points and we can lose to Orient without concern...the only concern is will we win them - or at the very least attain a minimum of eight points. Atkinson needs more game time as does Dolan - rather than Doyle -
Drury must start these games alongside Davies and Hanson-then I think we will get the 8-12 points that should be completely achieveable..McLean scoring would probably be essential for this haul...five points or less and I think it will get very tense.
Right so we have now reached Cup Final time...four eminently winnable matches between us and certain safely. ..beat Colchester, Gillingham, Shrewsbury and Walsall and we will, in reality, be completely safe - especially as we already have ten teams below us now (not including Crawley). Twelve points and we can lose to Orient without concern...the only concern is will we win them - or at the very least attain a minimum of eight points. Atkinson needs more game time as does Dolan - rather than Doyle - Drury must start these games alongside Davies and Hanson-then I think we will get the 8-12 points that should be completely achieveable..McLean scoring would probably be essential for this haul...five points or less and I think it will get very tense. bcfcincheshire
  • Score: 6

7:56pm Sat 8 Mar 14

Victor Clayton says...

bcfcincheshire wrote:
Right so we have now reached Cup Final time...four eminently winnable matches between us and certain safely. ..beat Colchester, Gillingham, Shrewsbury and Walsall and we will, in reality, be completely safe - especially as we already have ten teams below us now (not including Crawley). Twelve points and we can lose to Orient without concern...the only concern is will we win them - or at the very least attain a minimum of eight points. Atkinson needs more game time as does Dolan - rather than Doyle -
Drury must start these games alongside Davies and Hanson-then I think we will get the 8-12 points that should be completely achieveable..McLean scoring would probably be essential for this haul...five points or less and I think it will get very tense.
We will definitely set to not lose these games.
[quote][p][bold]bcfcincheshire[/bold] wrote: Right so we have now reached Cup Final time...four eminently winnable matches between us and certain safely. ..beat Colchester, Gillingham, Shrewsbury and Walsall and we will, in reality, be completely safe - especially as we already have ten teams below us now (not including Crawley). Twelve points and we can lose to Orient without concern...the only concern is will we win them - or at the very least attain a minimum of eight points. Atkinson needs more game time as does Dolan - rather than Doyle - Drury must start these games alongside Davies and Hanson-then I think we will get the 8-12 points that should be completely achieveable..McLean scoring would probably be essential for this haul...five points or less and I think it will get very tense.[/p][/quote]We will definitely set to not lose these games. Victor Clayton
  • Score: 5

7:57pm Sat 8 Mar 14

shaun from richmond says...

QUESTIONS...have got to asked with regard "Parkys" signings!!....HES JUST WASTING MONEY!
Anyone can see...Mclean has not got the faintest clue where the goals are!....Last years EVEN worse signing "Gray" is slower than ME! and these two players are on more money than anyone at City (In Mcleans case, twice more than anyone??)
And lets not get started on his Loanees!!.
Just shows how much "WELLS" papered over the cracks at City!.
QUESTIONS...have got to asked with regard "Parkys" signings!!....HES JUST WASTING MONEY! Anyone can see...Mclean has not got the faintest clue where the goals are!....Last years EVEN worse signing "Gray" is slower than ME! and these two players are on more money than anyone at City (In Mcleans case, twice more than anyone??) And lets not get started on his Loanees!!. Just shows how much "WELLS" papered over the cracks at City!. shaun from richmond
  • Score: 7

7:57pm Sat 8 Mar 14

Victor Clayton says...

bcfcincheshire wrote:
Right so we have now reached Cup Final time...four eminently winnable matches between us and certain safely. ..beat Colchester, Gillingham, Shrewsbury and Walsall and we will, in reality, be completely safe - especially as we already have ten teams below us now (not including Crawley). Twelve points and we can lose to Orient without concern...the only concern is will we win them - or at the very least attain a minimum of eight points. Atkinson needs more game time as does Dolan - rather than Doyle -
Drury must start these games alongside Davies and Hanson-then I think we will get the 8-12 points that should be completely achieveable..McLean scoring would probably be essential for this haul...five points or less and I think it will get very tense.
We will definitely set out not to lose these games.
[quote][p][bold]bcfcincheshire[/bold] wrote: Right so we have now reached Cup Final time...four eminently winnable matches between us and certain safely. ..beat Colchester, Gillingham, Shrewsbury and Walsall and we will, in reality, be completely safe - especially as we already have ten teams below us now (not including Crawley). Twelve points and we can lose to Orient without concern...the only concern is will we win them - or at the very least attain a minimum of eight points. Atkinson needs more game time as does Dolan - rather than Doyle - Drury must start these games alongside Davies and Hanson-then I think we will get the 8-12 points that should be completely achieveable..McLean scoring would probably be essential for this haul...five points or less and I think it will get very tense.[/p][/quote]We will definitely set out not to lose these games. Victor Clayton
  • Score: 5

7:58pm Sat 8 Mar 14

Pablo says...

bcfcincheshire wrote:
Right so we have now reached Cup Final time...four eminently winnable matches between us and certain safely. ..beat Colchester, Gillingham, Shrewsbury and Walsall and we will, in reality, be completely safe - especially as we already have ten teams below us now (not including Crawley). Twelve points and we can lose to Orient without concern...the only concern is will we win them - or at the very least attain a minimum of eight points. Atkinson needs more game time as does Dolan - rather than Doyle -
Drury must start these games alongside Davies and Hanson-then I think we will get the 8-12 points that should be completely achieveable..McLean scoring would probably be essential for this haul...five points or less and I think it will get very tense.
Sadly, we can't look at games that are winnable on paper. Stevenage was one such game and look what happened.

The availability of key players is also a major factor. Davies and Hanson were badly missed today.

The main worry for me is that once we go behind, and we need to chase the game, we've no goal threat to bring off the bench.

I do hope McLean comes good. He must be as fed up as we are at his lack of success to date. As you say, Aaran starting to find the net appears vital in our fight for safety.
[quote][p][bold]bcfcincheshire[/bold] wrote: Right so we have now reached Cup Final time...four eminently winnable matches between us and certain safely. ..beat Colchester, Gillingham, Shrewsbury and Walsall and we will, in reality, be completely safe - especially as we already have ten teams below us now (not including Crawley). Twelve points and we can lose to Orient without concern...the only concern is will we win them - or at the very least attain a minimum of eight points. Atkinson needs more game time as does Dolan - rather than Doyle - Drury must start these games alongside Davies and Hanson-then I think we will get the 8-12 points that should be completely achieveable..McLean scoring would probably be essential for this haul...five points or less and I think it will get very tense.[/p][/quote]Sadly, we can't look at games that are winnable on paper. Stevenage was one such game and look what happened. The availability of key players is also a major factor. Davies and Hanson were badly missed today. The main worry for me is that once we go behind, and we need to chase the game, we've no goal threat to bring off the bench. I do hope McLean comes good. He must be as fed up as we are at his lack of success to date. As you say, Aaran starting to find the net appears vital in our fight for safety. Pablo
  • Score: 2

8:12pm Sat 8 Mar 14

Mr Tii says...

Before we start what Parky did last season was unbelievable and I will probably never experience anything like it again as a city fan ! Also been a fan since I was 6 years old and watched city since 1986 but I must admit parky had a hell of a lot of luck on the way and that unfortunately is showing now as this division IS a step too far for a one dimensional manager who's only way of playing is a long ball to Hanson and hope for a flick on . This is a FACT and I believe but hope I am wrong but we will be playing in english footballs basement division again next season ! God I hope I am wrong but I got a horrible feeling
Before we start what Parky did last season was unbelievable and I will probably never experience anything like it again as a city fan ! Also been a fan since I was 6 years old and watched city since 1986 but I must admit parky had a hell of a lot of luck on the way and that unfortunately is showing now as this division IS a step too far for a one dimensional manager who's only way of playing is a long ball to Hanson and hope for a flick on . This is a FACT and I believe but hope I am wrong but we will be playing in english footballs basement division again next season ! God I hope I am wrong but I got a horrible feeling Mr Tii
  • Score: 6

8:13pm Sat 8 Mar 14

Pablo says...

shaun from richmond wrote:
QUESTIONS...have got to asked with regard "Parkys" signings!!....HES JUST WASTING MONEY!
Anyone can see...Mclean has not got the faintest clue where the goals are!....Last years EVEN worse signing "Gray" is slower than ME! and these two players are on more money than anyone at City (In Mcleans case, twice more than anyone??)
And lets not get started on his Loanees!!.
Just shows how much "WELLS" papered over the cracks at City!.
Hi shaun, I'm still smarting at the loss of Nahki, exacerbated by the failure, to date, of his replacement.

McLean's contract will swallow up a major proportion of the fee and, if what we've seen to date is what the future holds, what a heartbreak that's going to be.
[quote][p][bold]shaun from richmond[/bold] wrote: QUESTIONS...have got to asked with regard "Parkys" signings!!....HES JUST WASTING MONEY! Anyone can see...Mclean has not got the faintest clue where the goals are!....Last years EVEN worse signing "Gray" is slower than ME! and these two players are on more money than anyone at City (In Mcleans case, twice more than anyone??) And lets not get started on his Loanees!!. Just shows how much "WELLS" papered over the cracks at City!.[/p][/quote]Hi shaun, I'm still smarting at the loss of Nahki, exacerbated by the failure, to date, of his replacement. McLean's contract will swallow up a major proportion of the fee and, if what we've seen to date is what the future holds, what a heartbreak that's going to be. Pablo
  • Score: 4

8:17pm Sat 8 Mar 14

eldwick person says...

Not a great result today but we are still 13th with only a few months of the season to go. On the positive side Leeds got hammered 5-1 at home !!!!!!!
Not a great result today but we are still 13th with only a few months of the season to go. On the positive side Leeds got hammered 5-1 at home !!!!!!! eldwick person
  • Score: 5

9:15pm Sat 8 Mar 14

Halifax Bantam says...

Most of PP's signings have been brought into question since he came to the club, is it his fault or is our scouting system non existent. How do we continually miss out young upcoming players that clubs with smaller budgets seem to find every season? Instead we opt for aging has beens like gray, yeates and so far mclean. Jones still hasnt been replaced and most wont agree but to me with jones in the team we lack the pace in the middle of the park to hurt teams and he shouldnt be playing week in week out. I dont think we will go down but neither do i think we will progress under pp's lump it football plan. I dont think we can afford to sack him either, i like the guy he comes across very well but he's run his course imo
Most of PP's signings have been brought into question since he came to the club, is it his fault or is our scouting system non existent. How do we continually miss out young upcoming players that clubs with smaller budgets seem to find every season? Instead we opt for aging has beens like gray, yeates and so far mclean. Jones still hasnt been replaced and most wont agree but to me with jones in the team we lack the pace in the middle of the park to hurt teams and he shouldnt be playing week in week out. I dont think we will go down but neither do i think we will progress under pp's lump it football plan. I dont think we can afford to sack him either, i like the guy he comes across very well but he's run his course imo Halifax Bantam
  • Score: 11

11:20pm Sat 8 Mar 14

Bradford1903 says...

It was always going to be a tough ask getting something at a place like Brentford, which was made a whole lot more difficult, without Hanson and Davies. I think he decided not to risk them with the Colchester game coming up, which is obviously more winable.

Feel sorry for Dolan not being able to be on the bench due to the loan players rule. It begs the question why did we need to bring both him and Atkinson in, when Bates could fill in centre midfield, and we were always looking for a left back. We have wasted some money on loans over the last few years.

As for Drury, I am sure that when he has had a couple of training sessions with the lads, and Parky has been able to assess his fitness, he will probably start, if not Tuesday, then the weekend.

The way I look at it, the next four games offer us a great chance of getting a significant number of points, which will go a long way to securing our safety.
It was always going to be a tough ask getting something at a place like Brentford, which was made a whole lot more difficult, without Hanson and Davies. I think he decided not to risk them with the Colchester game coming up, which is obviously more winable. Feel sorry for Dolan not being able to be on the bench due to the loan players rule. It begs the question why did we need to bring both him and Atkinson in, when Bates could fill in centre midfield, and we were always looking for a left back. We have wasted some money on loans over the last few years. As for Drury, I am sure that when he has had a couple of training sessions with the lads, and Parky has been able to assess his fitness, he will probably start, if not Tuesday, then the weekend. The way I look at it, the next four games offer us a great chance of getting a significant number of points, which will go a long way to securing our safety. Bradford1903
  • Score: 1

12:21am Sun 9 Mar 14

torreyman says...

I thought Gray was a waste of money but Mclean takes the first prize he seems to run around or walk!!! in a world of his own utter rubbish I would not pay him in toothpaste !!!!!!
I thought Gray was a waste of money but Mclean takes the first prize he seems to run around or walk!!! in a world of his own utter rubbish I would not pay him in toothpaste !!!!!! torreyman
  • Score: 0

9:25am Sun 9 Mar 14

macca1969 says...

shaun from richmond wrote:
QUESTIONS...have got to asked with regard "Parkys" signings!!....HES JUST WASTING MONEY!
Anyone can see...Mclean has not got the faintest clue where the goals are!....Last years EVEN worse signing "Gray" is slower than ME! and these two players are on more money than anyone at City (In Mcleans case, twice more than anyone??)
And lets not get started on his Loanees!!.
Just shows how much "WELLS" papered over the cracks at City!.
Not getting involved in your predictable negative drivel. But at least get your facts right. Andrew Davies has a clause in his contract that makes him the club's top earner. Confirmed by Baldwin in a recent interview when he said Davies received a pay increase when we signed McLean due to the clause in his contract
[quote][p][bold]shaun from richmond[/bold] wrote: QUESTIONS...have got to asked with regard "Parkys" signings!!....HES JUST WASTING MONEY! Anyone can see...Mclean has not got the faintest clue where the goals are!....Last years EVEN worse signing "Gray" is slower than ME! and these two players are on more money than anyone at City (In Mcleans case, twice more than anyone??) And lets not get started on his Loanees!!. Just shows how much "WELLS" papered over the cracks at City!.[/p][/quote]Not getting involved in your predictable negative drivel. But at least get your facts right. Andrew Davies has a clause in his contract that makes him the club's top earner. Confirmed by Baldwin in a recent interview when he said Davies received a pay increase when we signed McLean due to the clause in his contract macca1969
  • Score: 2

11:15am Sun 9 Mar 14

tyker7745 says...

was at yesterdays game and we were garbage with nothing gong forward. Johnny Mac looked clueless on low shots in training so guess what?

Darby and the two Mcs at centre half did well but there was no cover in front of them as Jones and Doyle were useless.

A big pitch and Jones could hardly reach the six yard box.

Parky in another row with the opposition which led to a long lecture.
Overall a poor, very poor, very very poor performance.

Toothpaste at centre forward was worse than useless
was at yesterdays game and we were garbage with nothing gong forward. Johnny Mac looked clueless on low shots in training so guess what? Darby and the two Mcs at centre half did well but there was no cover in front of them as Jones and Doyle were useless. A big pitch and Jones could hardly reach the six yard box. Parky in another row with the opposition which led to a long lecture. Overall a poor, very poor, very very poor performance. Toothpaste at centre forward was worse than useless tyker7745
  • Score: 3

11:57am Sun 9 Mar 14

lawsonio123 says...

Mclean showing what he is now he s just ambling about a waste of good money who the devil and for how long watches these players before they are signed Someone is doing a poor job and wasting Cities Money
Mclean showing what he is now he s just ambling about a waste of good money who the devil and for how long watches these players before they are signed Someone is doing a poor job and wasting Cities Money lawsonio123
  • Score: 0

2:59pm Sun 9 Mar 14

Cyprus Bantam says...

Judging by PP comments re Atkinson playing off Hanson (practised during training) McLean would have been dropped had Hanson been fit.
Judging by PP comments re Atkinson playing off Hanson (practised during training) McLean would have been dropped had Hanson been fit. Cyprus Bantam
  • Score: 4

3:52pm Sun 9 Mar 14

bantam10 says...

lawsonio123 wrote:
Mclean showing what he is now he s just ambling about a waste of good money who the devil and for how long watches these players before they are signed Someone is doing a poor job and wasting Cities Money
Think tooth paste was a gamble and even though he was poor for Hull I think Mr Parkinson thought he was probably playing out of his depth but the real fact is he just got lucky at Peterborough.
He will never hit that form again so what a waste of money in my eyes.
[quote][p][bold]lawsonio123[/bold] wrote: Mclean showing what he is now he s just ambling about a waste of good money who the devil and for how long watches these players before they are signed Someone is doing a poor job and wasting Cities Money[/p][/quote]Think tooth paste was a gamble and even though he was poor for Hull I think Mr Parkinson thought he was probably playing out of his depth but the real fact is he just got lucky at Peterborough. He will never hit that form again so what a waste of money in my eyes. bantam10
  • Score: 0

4:34pm Sun 9 Mar 14

Olivermac says...

Mr Tii wrote:
Before we start what Parky did last season was unbelievable and I will probably never experience anything like it again as a city fan ! Also been a fan since I was 6 years old and watched city since 1986 but I must admit parky had a hell of a lot of luck on the way and that unfortunately is showing now as this division IS a step too far for a one dimensional manager who's only way of playing is a long ball to Hanson and hope for a flick on . This is a FACT and I believe but hope I am wrong but we will be playing in english footballs basement division again next season ! God I hope I am wrong but I got a horrible feeling
Absolutely spot on.
[quote][p][bold]Mr Tii[/bold] wrote: Before we start what Parky did last season was unbelievable and I will probably never experience anything like it again as a city fan ! Also been a fan since I was 6 years old and watched city since 1986 but I must admit parky had a hell of a lot of luck on the way and that unfortunately is showing now as this division IS a step too far for a one dimensional manager who's only way of playing is a long ball to Hanson and hope for a flick on . This is a FACT and I believe but hope I am wrong but we will be playing in english footballs basement division again next season ! God I hope I am wrong but I got a horrible feeling[/p][/quote]Absolutely spot on. Olivermac
  • Score: -2

5:42pm Sun 9 Mar 14

Pablo says...

macca1969 wrote:
shaun from richmond wrote:
QUESTIONS...have got to asked with regard "Parkys" signings!!....HES JUST WASTING MONEY!
Anyone can see...Mclean has not got the faintest clue where the goals are!....Last years EVEN worse signing "Gray" is slower than ME! and these two players are on more money than anyone at City (In Mcleans case, twice more than anyone??)
And lets not get started on his Loanees!!.
Just shows how much "WELLS" papered over the cracks at City!.
Not getting involved in your predictable negative drivel. But at least get your facts right. Andrew Davies has a clause in his contract that makes him the club's top earner. Confirmed by Baldwin in a recent interview when he said Davies received a pay increase when we signed McLean due to the clause in his contract
macca, I didn't hear that interview.

Unbelievable! So,not only will the majority of the Wells fee go in McLean's wages over the duration of his contract, but we've also had to give Davies an unnecessary pay increase?

We may as well have just kept Alan Connell until the end of the season and banked the Wells cash. It couldn't have been any worse. As somebody else said earlier, do we have any semblance of a scouting system?

If we continue like this, we'll end up in queer street like the Bulls
[quote][p][bold]macca1969[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]shaun from richmond[/bold] wrote: QUESTIONS...have got to asked with regard "Parkys" signings!!....HES JUST WASTING MONEY! Anyone can see...Mclean has not got the faintest clue where the goals are!....Last years EVEN worse signing "Gray" is slower than ME! and these two players are on more money than anyone at City (In Mcleans case, twice more than anyone??) And lets not get started on his Loanees!!. Just shows how much "WELLS" papered over the cracks at City!.[/p][/quote]Not getting involved in your predictable negative drivel. But at least get your facts right. Andrew Davies has a clause in his contract that makes him the club's top earner. Confirmed by Baldwin in a recent interview when he said Davies received a pay increase when we signed McLean due to the clause in his contract[/p][/quote]macca, I didn't hear that interview. Unbelievable! So,not only will the majority of the Wells fee go in McLean's wages over the duration of his contract, but we've also had to give Davies an unnecessary pay increase? We may as well have just kept Alan Connell until the end of the season and banked the Wells cash. It couldn't have been any worse. As somebody else said earlier, do we have any semblance of a scouting system? If we continue like this, we'll end up in queer street like the Bulls Pablo
  • Score: 0

7:02pm Sun 9 Mar 14

Victor Clayton says...

McLean may well be garbage, it's hard to say when the team is not playing well. personally I am going to wait until he has some decent service and plays crap before I condemn him. Although I do think that he is a very poor replacement if being asked to mimic wells.
McLean may well be garbage, it's hard to say when the team is not playing well. personally I am going to wait until he has some decent service and plays crap before I condemn him. Although I do think that he is a very poor replacement if being asked to mimic wells. Victor Clayton
  • Score: 1

7:34pm Sun 9 Mar 14

Pablo says...

Victor Clayton wrote:
McLean may well be garbage, it's hard to say when the team is not playing well. personally I am going to wait until he has some decent service and plays crap before I condemn him. Although I do think that he is a very poor replacement if being asked to mimic wells.
I hope he does too. Ignoring his lack of goals, one would have thought that his alleged pedigree would have stood out, regardless of how badly the team is playing.

He can't hold a candle to Nahki , who's best years are still ahead of him, whereas Aaron's are behind him.

The fee we got for Nahki looks even worse now than it did at the time. It looks like we've been legged up twice over!
[quote][p][bold]Victor Clayton[/bold] wrote: McLean may well be garbage, it's hard to say when the team is not playing well. personally I am going to wait until he has some decent service and plays crap before I condemn him. Although I do think that he is a very poor replacement if being asked to mimic wells.[/p][/quote]I hope he does too. Ignoring his lack of goals, one would have thought that his alleged pedigree would have stood out, regardless of how badly the team is playing. He can't hold a candle to Nahki , who's best years are still ahead of him, whereas Aaron's are behind him. The fee we got for Nahki looks even worse now than it did at the time. It looks like we've been legged up twice over! Pablo
  • Score: 0

7:57pm Sun 9 Mar 14

Victor Clayton says...

Pablo wrote:
Victor Clayton wrote:
McLean may well be garbage, it's hard to say when the team is not playing well. personally I am going to wait until he has some decent service and plays crap before I condemn him. Although I do think that he is a very poor replacement if being asked to mimic wells.
I hope he does too. Ignoring his lack of goals, one would have thought that his alleged pedigree would have stood out, regardless of how badly the team is playing.

He can't hold a candle to Nahki , who's best years are still ahead of him, whereas Aaron's are behind him.

The fee we got for Nahki looks even worse now than it did at the time. It looks like we've been legged up twice over!
McLean was always on a loser replacing wells, who was a class act, able to feed off scraps and make something of it. I agree with the other poster that said having him enabled PP to paper over the cracks. You think we sold wells cheap? What do you think that he was worth? And how can you expect a player coming in on a freeby to be as good? I agree that he has not looked anything special but I think PP has a lot to answer for, not adjusting our style etc.
[quote][p][bold]Pablo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Victor Clayton[/bold] wrote: McLean may well be garbage, it's hard to say when the team is not playing well. personally I am going to wait until he has some decent service and plays crap before I condemn him. Although I do think that he is a very poor replacement if being asked to mimic wells.[/p][/quote]I hope he does too. Ignoring his lack of goals, one would have thought that his alleged pedigree would have stood out, regardless of how badly the team is playing. He can't hold a candle to Nahki , who's best years are still ahead of him, whereas Aaron's are behind him. The fee we got for Nahki looks even worse now than it did at the time. It looks like we've been legged up twice over![/p][/quote]McLean was always on a loser replacing wells, who was a class act, able to feed off scraps and make something of it. I agree with the other poster that said having him enabled PP to paper over the cracks. You think we sold wells cheap? What do you think that he was worth? And how can you expect a player coming in on a freeby to be as good? I agree that he has not looked anything special but I think PP has a lot to answer for, not adjusting our style etc. Victor Clayton
  • Score: -1

12:00am Mon 10 Mar 14

Aussie Bantam says...

Mr Tii wrote:
Before we start what Parky did last season was unbelievable and I will probably never experience anything like it again as a city fan ! Also been a fan since I was 6 years old and watched city since 1986 but I must admit parky had a hell of a lot of luck on the way and that unfortunately is showing now as this division IS a step too far for a one dimensional manager who's only way of playing is a long ball to Hanson and hope for a flick on . This is a FACT and I believe but hope I am wrong but we will be playing in english footballs basement division again next season ! God I hope I am wrong but I got a horrible feeling
the only way to stop this manager using the long ball is to get rid of Hansen which we know is not going to happen. maybe if Hansen play's behind Mclean it may change the long ball attitude. As Parky was manager at Colchester , he may know the way to play at their small ground, do hope so .
[quote][p][bold]Mr Tii[/bold] wrote: Before we start what Parky did last season was unbelievable and I will probably never experience anything like it again as a city fan ! Also been a fan since I was 6 years old and watched city since 1986 but I must admit parky had a hell of a lot of luck on the way and that unfortunately is showing now as this division IS a step too far for a one dimensional manager who's only way of playing is a long ball to Hanson and hope for a flick on . This is a FACT and I believe but hope I am wrong but we will be playing in english footballs basement division again next season ! God I hope I am wrong but I got a horrible feeling[/p][/quote]the only way to stop this manager using the long ball is to get rid of Hansen which we know is not going to happen. maybe if Hansen play's behind Mclean it may change the long ball attitude. As Parky was manager at Colchester , he may know the way to play at their small ground, do hope so . Aussie Bantam
  • Score: 3

12:07am Mon 10 Mar 14

Aussie Bantam says...

Pablo wrote:
Victor Clayton wrote:
McLean may well be garbage, it's hard to say when the team is not playing well. personally I am going to wait until he has some decent service and plays crap before I condemn him. Although I do think that he is a very poor replacement if being asked to mimic wells.
I hope he does too. Ignoring his lack of goals, one would have thought that his alleged pedigree would have stood out, regardless of how badly the team is playing.

He can't hold a candle to Nahki , who's best years are still ahead of him, whereas Aaron's are behind him.

The fee we got for Nahki looks even worse now than it did at the time. It looks like we've been legged up twice over!
don't think any club is going to let a good goal scorer go unless he ask's to go, even then they will not transfer easily. that's why we have Gray and Mclean. not scoring much anymore. I agree with the earlier comments, " who is watching and recommending these strikers"?
[quote][p][bold]Pablo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Victor Clayton[/bold] wrote: McLean may well be garbage, it's hard to say when the team is not playing well. personally I am going to wait until he has some decent service and plays crap before I condemn him. Although I do think that he is a very poor replacement if being asked to mimic wells.[/p][/quote]I hope he does too. Ignoring his lack of goals, one would have thought that his alleged pedigree would have stood out, regardless of how badly the team is playing. He can't hold a candle to Nahki , who's best years are still ahead of him, whereas Aaron's are behind him. The fee we got for Nahki looks even worse now than it did at the time. It looks like we've been legged up twice over![/p][/quote]don't think any club is going to let a good goal scorer go unless he ask's to go, even then they will not transfer easily. that's why we have Gray and Mclean. not scoring much anymore. I agree with the earlier comments, " who is watching and recommending these strikers"? Aussie Bantam
  • Score: 0

4:35am Mon 10 Mar 14

tyker7745 says...

Aussie Bantam wrote:
Mr Tii wrote:
Before we start what Parky did last season was unbelievable and I will probably never experience anything like it again as a city fan ! Also been a fan since I was 6 years old and watched city since 1986 but I must admit parky had a hell of a lot of luck on the way and that unfortunately is showing now as this division IS a step too far for a one dimensional manager who's only way of playing is a long ball to Hanson and hope for a flick on . This is a FACT and I believe but hope I am wrong but we will be playing in english footballs basement division again next season ! God I hope I am wrong but I got a horrible feeling
the only way to stop this manager using the long ball is to get rid of Hansen which we know is not going to happen. maybe if Hansen play's behind Mclean it may change the long ball attitude. As Parky was manager at Colchester , he may know the way to play at their small ground, do hope so .
it is a small ground (capacity around 13ooo these days ( but it was 40000 plus in the days of no restriction and no seats) but the playing surface is a lot bigger than VP and many many more including some premiership teams.
[quote][p][bold]Aussie Bantam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mr Tii[/bold] wrote: Before we start what Parky did last season was unbelievable and I will probably never experience anything like it again as a city fan ! Also been a fan since I was 6 years old and watched city since 1986 but I must admit parky had a hell of a lot of luck on the way and that unfortunately is showing now as this division IS a step too far for a one dimensional manager who's only way of playing is a long ball to Hanson and hope for a flick on . This is a FACT and I believe but hope I am wrong but we will be playing in english footballs basement division again next season ! God I hope I am wrong but I got a horrible feeling[/p][/quote]the only way to stop this manager using the long ball is to get rid of Hansen which we know is not going to happen. maybe if Hansen play's behind Mclean it may change the long ball attitude. As Parky was manager at Colchester , he may know the way to play at their small ground, do hope so .[/p][/quote]it is a small ground (capacity around 13ooo these days ( but it was 40000 plus in the days of no restriction and no seats) but the playing surface is a lot bigger than VP and many many more including some premiership teams. tyker7745
  • Score: 1

9:05am Mon 10 Mar 14

shaun from richmond says...

macca1969 wrote:
shaun from richmond wrote:
QUESTIONS...have got to asked with regard "Parkys" signings!!....HES JUST WASTING MONEY!
Anyone can see...Mclean has not got the faintest clue where the goals are!....Last years EVEN worse signing "Gray" is slower than ME! and these two players are on more money than anyone at City (In Mcleans case, twice more than anyone??)
And lets not get started on his Loanees!!.
Just shows how much "WELLS" papered over the cracks at City!.
Not getting involved in your predictable negative drivel. But at least get your facts right. Andrew Davies has a clause in his contract that makes him the club's top earner. Confirmed by Baldwin in a recent interview when he said Davies received a pay increase when we signed McLean due to the clause in his contract
WELL IN THAT CASE....IM LOST FOR WORDS!!.
this is BEYOND SHOCKING!.......Ever
y last penny from the Wells signing will go on the AMAZING "Mclean deal".....I know how much "Gray" is on (Enough to make anyone "Throw up!").....So Davies gets a massive wage boost due to the useless McClean!
IF THIS IS RIGHT????.....PLEASE
, PLEASE, PLEASE...YOUR NOT!
[quote][p][bold]macca1969[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]shaun from richmond[/bold] wrote: QUESTIONS...have got to asked with regard "Parkys" signings!!....HES JUST WASTING MONEY! Anyone can see...Mclean has not got the faintest clue where the goals are!....Last years EVEN worse signing "Gray" is slower than ME! and these two players are on more money than anyone at City (In Mcleans case, twice more than anyone??) And lets not get started on his Loanees!!. Just shows how much "WELLS" papered over the cracks at City!.[/p][/quote]Not getting involved in your predictable negative drivel. But at least get your facts right. Andrew Davies has a clause in his contract that makes him the club's top earner. Confirmed by Baldwin in a recent interview when he said Davies received a pay increase when we signed McLean due to the clause in his contract[/p][/quote]WELL IN THAT CASE....IM LOST FOR WORDS!!. this is BEYOND SHOCKING!.......Ever y last penny from the Wells signing will go on the AMAZING "Mclean deal".....I know how much "Gray" is on (Enough to make anyone "Throw up!").....So Davies gets a massive wage boost due to the useless McClean! IF THIS IS RIGHT????.....PLEASE , PLEASE, PLEASE...YOUR NOT! shaun from richmond
  • Score: -2

10:07am Mon 10 Mar 14

bcfc mad85 says...

Olivermac wrote:
Mr Tii wrote:
Before we start what Parky did last season was unbelievable and I will probably never experience anything like it again as a city fan ! Also been a fan since I was 6 years old and watched city since 1986 but I must admit parky had a hell of a lot of luck on the way and that unfortunately is showing now as this division IS a step too far for a one dimensional manager who's only way of playing is a long ball to Hanson and hope for a flick on . This is a FACT and I believe but hope I am wrong but we will be playing in english footballs basement division again next season ! God I hope I am wrong but I got a horrible feeling
Absolutely spot on.
I agree poor tactics and poor defending poor performance we want to see proper football no hit and hope
[quote][p][bold]Olivermac[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mr Tii[/bold] wrote: Before we start what Parky did last season was unbelievable and I will probably never experience anything like it again as a city fan ! Also been a fan since I was 6 years old and watched city since 1986 but I must admit parky had a hell of a lot of luck on the way and that unfortunately is showing now as this division IS a step too far for a one dimensional manager who's only way of playing is a long ball to Hanson and hope for a flick on . This is a FACT and I believe but hope I am wrong but we will be playing in english footballs basement division again next season ! God I hope I am wrong but I got a horrible feeling[/p][/quote]Absolutely spot on.[/p][/quote]I agree poor tactics and poor defending poor performance we want to see proper football no hit and hope bcfc mad85
  • Score: 0

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