Comments (16)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

1:58pm Sat 15 Mar 14

Bantam76 says...

Come on City - let's pick up where we left off on Tuesday and get ourselves on a run!! CTID
Come on City - let's pick up where we left off on Tuesday and get ourselves on a run!! CTID Bantam76
  • Score: 1

5:25pm Sat 15 Mar 14

shoesmaker26 says...

lots of good play from city but not anough other players chip in on the goals front to be honest we need more goals from else where in the team to be honest come on city
lots of good play from city but not anough other players chip in on the goals front to be honest we need more goals from else where in the team to be honest come on city shoesmaker26
  • Score: 0

6:48pm Sat 15 Mar 14

Cityman23 says...

"GOOD FIRST 45 MINS-SHAME ABOUT THGE SECOND HALF!" would be a good description of this match.

City made a quick, early start (with McLean's 1st goal) as they did v Stevenage and looked as if they'd go on to be comfortable winners. At half time, City could have been two or three goals up after terrific wing play from Adam Reach which put the Gills 'under the cosh' for long period and Hanson on form.

However, after the break, the game looked more balanced and Peter Taylor made a substitution which proved effective. Yes, some City fans chortled at the sight of the massive frame of Akinfenwa arriving on the pitch, but they weren't laughing within 15 mins or so as he made his presence felt. Gillingham drew level from a 'preventable' goal that allowed the Gills strikers to roll unchallenged right through the centre of the City defence. And after this, instead of a fightback, both teams cancelled each other out. Reach was much less effective, and Hanson better marshalled than he had been by Gillingham defenders in the 1st 45 mins. To be honest, in the end a point was preferable to a disaster wjhich would have seen the Kent side nick all threepoints-not a remote possibility I have to say.

City's first halfe was wonderful to watch, good passing, switching between wings, Reach and Hanson a handful and even Aaron McLean smiling at breaking his duck. But City need to keep this 'pot' boiling for the whole match if they're to be a more consistently successful side. I am sure 'PP' knows this...as does Peter Taylor!!
"GOOD FIRST 45 MINS-SHAME ABOUT THGE SECOND HALF!" would be a good description of this match. City made a quick, early start (with McLean's 1st goal) as they did v Stevenage and looked as if they'd go on to be comfortable winners. At half time, City could have been two or three goals up after terrific wing play from Adam Reach which put the Gills 'under the cosh' for long period and Hanson on form. However, after the break, the game looked more balanced and Peter Taylor made a substitution which proved effective. Yes, some City fans chortled at the sight of the massive frame of Akinfenwa arriving on the pitch, but they weren't laughing within 15 mins or so as he made his presence felt. Gillingham drew level from a 'preventable' goal that allowed the Gills strikers to roll unchallenged right through the centre of the City defence. And after this, instead of a fightback, both teams cancelled each other out. Reach was much less effective, and Hanson better marshalled than he had been by Gillingham defenders in the 1st 45 mins. To be honest, in the end a point was preferable to a disaster wjhich would have seen the Kent side nick all threepoints-not a remote possibility I have to say. City's first halfe was wonderful to watch, good passing, switching between wings, Reach and Hanson a handful and even Aaron McLean smiling at breaking his duck. But City need to keep this 'pot' boiling for the whole match if they're to be a more consistently successful side. I am sure 'PP' knows this...as does Peter Taylor!! Cityman23
  • Score: 4

6:56pm Sat 15 Mar 14

i miss stallard & murray says...

Great first thirty mins some very good football. Dolan n Doyle really had control of centre of the park and had a lot of the ball. Reach n Bennett played well but there has to be more quality with the crosses. If we could have maintained the passing n movement of the first 30 we wud have three points today. Big improvement from last home game just a shame we did not seal the victory
Great first thirty mins some very good football. Dolan n Doyle really had control of centre of the park and had a lot of the ball. Reach n Bennett played well but there has to be more quality with the crosses. If we could have maintained the passing n movement of the first 30 we wud have three points today. Big improvement from last home game just a shame we did not seal the victory i miss stallard & murray
  • Score: 2

7:57pm Sat 15 Mar 14

Olivermac says...

i miss stallard & murray wrote:
Great first thirty mins some very good football. Dolan n Doyle really had control of centre of the park and had a lot of the ball. Reach n Bennett played well but there has to be more quality with the crosses. If we could have maintained the passing n movement of the first 30 we wud have three points today. Big improvement from last home game just a shame we did not seal the victory
Yes I agree it is great to see that we can play on the floor just a shame we could not put the game to bed in the first half because I thought. the Gills were one of the poorer sides in this div.
[quote][p][bold]i miss stallard & murray[/bold] wrote: Great first thirty mins some very good football. Dolan n Doyle really had control of centre of the park and had a lot of the ball. Reach n Bennett played well but there has to be more quality with the crosses. If we could have maintained the passing n movement of the first 30 we wud have three points today. Big improvement from last home game just a shame we did not seal the victory[/p][/quote]Yes I agree it is great to see that we can play on the floor just a shame we could not put the game to bed in the first half because I thought. the Gills were one of the poorer sides in this div. Olivermac
  • Score: 1

8:22pm Sat 15 Mar 14

Aussie Bantam says...

fabulous to see City fans reporting good football being played, music to my ear's. The team will win more fan's and game's if the form is maintained. I make a note that Naki Wells scored his first goal In 9 game's today , so maybe our Mac has not done too badly eh. I bet he is relieved to get his first goal for City, let's hope he get's lot's more. Maybe the midfield without Jones is the answer to City's good football?
fabulous to see City fans reporting good football being played, music to my ear's. The team will win more fan's and game's if the form is maintained. I make a note that Naki Wells scored his first goal In 9 game's today , so maybe our Mac has not done too badly eh. I bet he is relieved to get his first goal for City, let's hope he get's lot's more. Maybe the midfield without Jones is the answer to City's good football? Aussie Bantam
  • Score: 4

10:23am Sun 16 Mar 14

bcfc mad85 says...

Check out the football thought I was watching a different team bags better and we should have had more from the game but hats off to pp and the team
Check out the football thought I was watching a different team bags better and we should have had more from the game but hats off to pp and the team bcfc mad85
  • Score: 1

1:11pm Sun 16 Mar 14

sorayabenderevo says...

if you want to earn huge dollars just working on laptop for a few hour.its not a difficult work just copy and paste procedure, you wanna do this work plz open this link and make good future you and your childs..... get this information through this website.............
.http://x.co/44FXI
if you want to earn huge dollars just working on laptop for a few hour.its not a difficult work just copy and paste procedure, you wanna do this work plz open this link and make good future you and your childs..... get this information through this website............. .http://x.co/44FXI sorayabenderevo
  • Score: -3

7:48pm Sun 16 Mar 14

Bradford1903 says...

Basically we have let Gillingham off the hook; we should've been 2 or 3 up at half time. up at half time. If you don't get that 2nd goal though, you leave yourselves vulnerable to lapses in concentration; Akinfenwa's arrival appeared to unsettle McArdle, and we have conceded a soft equaliser.

It was an excellent instinctive finish from Mclean, Bennett I though had a good game, Drury gives us a better balance, and I like the look of Dolan, who has a cultured left foot.

If we had won that game 4-1 it wouldn't have flattered us, but we have got to learn to finish teams off when we are on top.
Basically we have let Gillingham off the hook; we should've been 2 or 3 up at half time. up at half time. If you don't get that 2nd goal though, you leave yourselves vulnerable to lapses in concentration; Akinfenwa's arrival appeared to unsettle McArdle, and we have conceded a soft equaliser. It was an excellent instinctive finish from Mclean, Bennett I though had a good game, Drury gives us a better balance, and I like the look of Dolan, who has a cultured left foot. If we had won that game 4-1 it wouldn't have flattered us, but we have got to learn to finish teams off when we are on top. Bradford1903
  • Score: 2

7:52pm Sun 16 Mar 14

Victor Clayton says...

I thought that the first half was the best football we have played in a long time and no surprise we couldn't keep that tempo for 90. it was a real shame our shootings was poor, otherwise would have walked it. The extended applause for McLean was great.
I thought that the first half was the best football we have played in a long time and no surprise we couldn't keep that tempo for 90. it was a real shame our shootings was poor, otherwise would have walked it. The extended applause for McLean was great. Victor Clayton
  • Score: 4

3:24am Mon 17 Mar 14

diffident says...

'The extended applause for McLean was great.'

Wasn't it just? To all the posters on the T&A website that doubted McLean I have but two words, and the second one is 'OFF'!

Similarly the same can be said to all the numpties that were climbing into Bennett despite the fact he'd spent very little time on the pitch and is still finding his way. He's got great feet, the odd trick up his sleeve and was probably MotM in the first half. Long may it continue.
'The extended applause for McLean was great.' Wasn't it just? To all the posters on the T&A website that doubted McLean I have but two words, and the second one is 'OFF'! Similarly the same can be said to all the numpties that were climbing into Bennett despite the fact he'd spent very little time on the pitch and is still finding his way. He's got great feet, the odd trick up his sleeve and was probably MotM in the first half. Long may it continue. diffident
  • Score: -1

7:25am Mon 17 Mar 14

Victor Clayton says...

diffident wrote:
'The extended applause for McLean was great.'

Wasn't it just? To all the posters on the T&A website that doubted McLean I have but two words, and the second one is 'OFF'!

Similarly the same can be said to all the numpties that were climbing into Bennett despite the fact he'd spent very little time on the pitch and is still finding his way. He's got great feet, the odd trick up his sleeve and was probably MotM in the first half. Long may it continue.
I thought McLean played well. The one doubt I have is his lack of ball control. Hopefully, now he has the monkey off his back he will just get better.
[quote][p][bold]diffident[/bold] wrote: 'The extended applause for McLean was great.' Wasn't it just? To all the posters on the T&A website that doubted McLean I have but two words, and the second one is 'OFF'! Similarly the same can be said to all the numpties that were climbing into Bennett despite the fact he'd spent very little time on the pitch and is still finding his way. He's got great feet, the odd trick up his sleeve and was probably MotM in the first half. Long may it continue.[/p][/quote]I thought McLean played well. The one doubt I have is his lack of ball control. Hopefully, now he has the monkey off his back he will just get better. Victor Clayton
  • Score: -1

2:10pm Mon 17 Mar 14

Prisoner Cell Block A says...

Bradford1903 wrote:
Basically we have let Gillingham off the hook; we should've been 2 or 3 up at half time. up at half time. If you don't get that 2nd goal though, you leave yourselves vulnerable to lapses in concentration; Akinfenwa's arrival appeared to unsettle McArdle, and we have conceded a soft equaliser.

It was an excellent instinctive finish from Mclean, Bennett I though had a good game, Drury gives us a better balance, and I like the look of Dolan, who has a cultured left foot.

If we had won that game 4-1 it wouldn't have flattered us, but we have got to learn to finish teams off when we are on top.
Unsettled McArdle??? Davies boasted about his tussles with him then stood as far away as possible for the whole of the second half. Davies also let the ball bounce in an innocuous position, this led to him being outpaced and the ball nudged onto McDonald.

There appears to be some blindness amongst City fans who are unable to see the re-occuring mistakes made by Davies. Yes, we seem to keep more clean sheets when he is playing but he is not infallible and it is disingenious to place his issues onto other players. There have been a few instances since his return from injury where he has been culpable but due to either wins or draws these have been glossed over.

People are keen to pull at JM or AMc but less so when it comes to Davies.
[quote][p][bold]Bradford1903[/bold] wrote: Basically we have let Gillingham off the hook; we should've been 2 or 3 up at half time. up at half time. If you don't get that 2nd goal though, you leave yourselves vulnerable to lapses in concentration; Akinfenwa's arrival appeared to unsettle McArdle, and we have conceded a soft equaliser. It was an excellent instinctive finish from Mclean, Bennett I though had a good game, Drury gives us a better balance, and I like the look of Dolan, who has a cultured left foot. If we had won that game 4-1 it wouldn't have flattered us, but we have got to learn to finish teams off when we are on top.[/p][/quote]Unsettled McArdle??? Davies boasted about his tussles with him then stood as far away as possible for the whole of the second half. Davies also let the ball bounce in an innocuous position, this led to him being outpaced and the ball nudged onto McDonald. There appears to be some blindness amongst City fans who are unable to see the re-occuring mistakes made by Davies. Yes, we seem to keep more clean sheets when he is playing but he is not infallible and it is disingenious to place his issues onto other players. There have been a few instances since his return from injury where he has been culpable but due to either wins or draws these have been glossed over. People are keen to pull at JM or AMc but less so when it comes to Davies. Prisoner Cell Block A
  • Score: 0

5:17pm Mon 17 Mar 14

Bradford1903 says...

Prisoner Cell Block A wrote:
Bradford1903 wrote: Basically we have let Gillingham off the hook; we should've been 2 or 3 up at half time. up at half time. If you don't get that 2nd goal though, you leave yourselves vulnerable to lapses in concentration; Akinfenwa's arrival appeared to unsettle McArdle, and we have conceded a soft equaliser. It was an excellent instinctive finish from Mclean, Bennett I though had a good game, Drury gives us a better balance, and I like the look of Dolan, who has a cultured left foot. If we had won that game 4-1 it wouldn't have flattered us, but we have got to learn to finish teams off when we are on top.
Unsettled McArdle??? Davies boasted about his tussles with him then stood as far away as possible for the whole of the second half. Davies also let the ball bounce in an innocuous position, this led to him being outpaced and the ball nudged onto McDonald. There appears to be some blindness amongst City fans who are unable to see the re-occuring mistakes made by Davies. Yes, we seem to keep more clean sheets when he is playing but he is not infallible and it is disingenious to place his issues onto other players. There have been a few instances since his return from injury where he has been culpable but due to either wins or draws these have been glossed over. People are keen to pull at JM or AMc but less so when it comes to Davies.
Without out seeing it again, I thought that both centre backs were culpable for the goal.

McArdle though, I thought appeared unsettled by Akinfenwa’s arrival, and there was an instance just after the goal where he backed out of a challenge, which Davies berated him for.

I really don’t understand how you can make the point about Davies standing away from him as far as possible, when he was simply not his man. Akinfenwa came on left side of their forward line, so was therefore marked by McArdle, as our right sided centre back. On the few occasions Davies did come up against him, he won the ball in the air everytime from what I can recall.
[quote][p][bold]Prisoner Cell Block A[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bradford1903[/bold] wrote: Basically we have let Gillingham off the hook; we should've been 2 or 3 up at half time. up at half time. If you don't get that 2nd goal though, you leave yourselves vulnerable to lapses in concentration; Akinfenwa's arrival appeared to unsettle McArdle, and we have conceded a soft equaliser. It was an excellent instinctive finish from Mclean, Bennett I though had a good game, Drury gives us a better balance, and I like the look of Dolan, who has a cultured left foot. If we had won that game 4-1 it wouldn't have flattered us, but we have got to learn to finish teams off when we are on top.[/p][/quote]Unsettled McArdle??? Davies boasted about his tussles with him then stood as far away as possible for the whole of the second half. Davies also let the ball bounce in an innocuous position, this led to him being outpaced and the ball nudged onto McDonald. There appears to be some blindness amongst City fans who are unable to see the re-occuring mistakes made by Davies. Yes, we seem to keep more clean sheets when he is playing but he is not infallible and it is disingenious to place his issues onto other players. There have been a few instances since his return from injury where he has been culpable but due to either wins or draws these have been glossed over. People are keen to pull at JM or AMc but less so when it comes to Davies.[/p][/quote]Without out seeing it again, I thought that both centre backs were culpable for the goal. McArdle though, I thought appeared unsettled by Akinfenwa’s arrival, and there was an instance just after the goal where he backed out of a challenge, which Davies berated him for. I really don’t understand how you can make the point about Davies standing away from him as far as possible, when he was simply not his man. Akinfenwa came on left side of their forward line, so was therefore marked by McArdle, as our right sided centre back. On the few occasions Davies did come up against him, he won the ball in the air everytime from what I can recall. Bradford1903
  • Score: 0

12:32pm Tue 18 Mar 14

Prisoner Cell Block A says...

Bradford1903 wrote:
Prisoner Cell Block A wrote:
Bradford1903 wrote: Basically we have let Gillingham off the hook; we should've been 2 or 3 up at half time. up at half time. If you don't get that 2nd goal though, you leave yourselves vulnerable to lapses in concentration; Akinfenwa's arrival appeared to unsettle McArdle, and we have conceded a soft equaliser. It was an excellent instinctive finish from Mclean, Bennett I though had a good game, Drury gives us a better balance, and I like the look of Dolan, who has a cultured left foot. If we had won that game 4-1 it wouldn't have flattered us, but we have got to learn to finish teams off when we are on top.
Unsettled McArdle??? Davies boasted about his tussles with him then stood as far away as possible for the whole of the second half. Davies also let the ball bounce in an innocuous position, this led to him being outpaced and the ball nudged onto McDonald. There appears to be some blindness amongst City fans who are unable to see the re-occuring mistakes made by Davies. Yes, we seem to keep more clean sheets when he is playing but he is not infallible and it is disingenious to place his issues onto other players. There have been a few instances since his return from injury where he has been culpable but due to either wins or draws these have been glossed over. People are keen to pull at JM or AMc but less so when it comes to Davies.
Without out seeing it again, I thought that both centre backs were culpable for the goal.

McArdle though, I thought appeared unsettled by Akinfenwa’s arrival, and there was an instance just after the goal where he backed out of a challenge, which Davies berated him for.

I really don’t understand how you can make the point about Davies standing away from him as far as possible, when he was simply not his man. Akinfenwa came on left side of their forward line, so was therefore marked by McArdle, as our right sided centre back. On the few occasions Davies did come up against him, he won the ball in the air everytime from what I can recall.
Davies challenged Akinfenwa twice throughout the whole of the second half, this may have been a ploy by Gills as we know in the past he hasn't had much change out of Davies and therefore was told to play his aerial game away from him. However, as he was their only threat of that manner and Davies is apparently the stronger of the two in the air, we should have switched.

I disagree about McArdle being unsettled at all though, he has had his best run of form in the last 6 matches and if anything has helped Davo through the last few games.
[quote][p][bold]Bradford1903[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Prisoner Cell Block A[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bradford1903[/bold] wrote: Basically we have let Gillingham off the hook; we should've been 2 or 3 up at half time. up at half time. If you don't get that 2nd goal though, you leave yourselves vulnerable to lapses in concentration; Akinfenwa's arrival appeared to unsettle McArdle, and we have conceded a soft equaliser. It was an excellent instinctive finish from Mclean, Bennett I though had a good game, Drury gives us a better balance, and I like the look of Dolan, who has a cultured left foot. If we had won that game 4-1 it wouldn't have flattered us, but we have got to learn to finish teams off when we are on top.[/p][/quote]Unsettled McArdle??? Davies boasted about his tussles with him then stood as far away as possible for the whole of the second half. Davies also let the ball bounce in an innocuous position, this led to him being outpaced and the ball nudged onto McDonald. There appears to be some blindness amongst City fans who are unable to see the re-occuring mistakes made by Davies. Yes, we seem to keep more clean sheets when he is playing but he is not infallible and it is disingenious to place his issues onto other players. There have been a few instances since his return from injury where he has been culpable but due to either wins or draws these have been glossed over. People are keen to pull at JM or AMc but less so when it comes to Davies.[/p][/quote]Without out seeing it again, I thought that both centre backs were culpable for the goal. McArdle though, I thought appeared unsettled by Akinfenwa’s arrival, and there was an instance just after the goal where he backed out of a challenge, which Davies berated him for. I really don’t understand how you can make the point about Davies standing away from him as far as possible, when he was simply not his man. Akinfenwa came on left side of their forward line, so was therefore marked by McArdle, as our right sided centre back. On the few occasions Davies did come up against him, he won the ball in the air everytime from what I can recall.[/p][/quote]Davies challenged Akinfenwa twice throughout the whole of the second half, this may have been a ploy by Gills as we know in the past he hasn't had much change out of Davies and therefore was told to play his aerial game away from him. However, as he was their only threat of that manner and Davies is apparently the stronger of the two in the air, we should have switched. I disagree about McArdle being unsettled at all though, he has had his best run of form in the last 6 matches and if anything has helped Davo through the last few games. Prisoner Cell Block A
  • Score: 0

12:34am Wed 19 Mar 14

Bradford1903 says...

I think it would've been a bit of a gamble to switch Davies and McArdle with them both not used to playing on the other side. It was only the other week that I think it was Parky that said Davies didn't look as comfortable playing on the right hand side, when he had partnered McHugh in a game.

I didn't think that McArdle had a bad game, only that he just appeared to be unsettled by Akinfenwa's arrival.

I think Rory is a good defender at this level and I would certainly be offering him a new contract.
I think it would've been a bit of a gamble to switch Davies and McArdle with them both not used to playing on the other side. It was only the other week that I think it was Parky that said Davies didn't look as comfortable playing on the right hand side, when he had partnered McHugh in a game. I didn't think that McArdle had a bad game, only that he just appeared to be unsettled by Akinfenwa's arrival. I think Rory is a good defender at this level and I would certainly be offering him a new contract. Bradford1903
  • Score: 0

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree