Judge and Drury: Phil Parkinson delivers glowing verdict on Bantams left back

Adam Drury has been lauded for his professionalism, fitness and technical ability

Adam Drury has been lauded for his professionalism, fitness and technical ability

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Adam Drury has been hailed as a “terrific example” after solving City’s left back problem.

The experienced Leeds defender has slotted in well in the last two games after seven months without a first-team start.

With James Meredith still a long way off returning, Phil Parkinson would have no hesitation in trying to stretch Drury’s current one-month loan.

The City boss said: “He’s a terrific example of a player who really looks after himself.

“When I spoke to (Leeds manager) Brian McDermott and (his assistant) Nigel Gibbs about him, the message I got back was that he always trains really hard and does extra work.

“Adam always prepares himself right for when he gets the opportunity. He’s shown that in the two games he’s played for us and it’s a great credit to him.

“Brian said to me they are blessed with Danny Pugh and Steven Warnock at left back. Adam is good enough to play but Leeds have just got a lot of options in that position.

“When I spoke to Adam, I quickly detected a player who’s not just content to see out his career and you can tell he’s enjoying it here with us.

“He brings balance to the team and he has got the technical ability to move the ball quickly and give it to whoever’s playing wide on that side. You saw that on Saturday.”

Before last week’s win at Colchester, the former Norwich stalwart had not played a senior game since August 27.

“That’s the concern whenever you bring in a loan player,” added Parkin-son. “You have to consider when they last played.

“But Brian talked about his professionalism and his fitness, so I knew there was more chance that he would fit in well.”

Meredith has not played since New Year’s Day after breaking a metatarsal bone in his right foot in training. He is still wearing a protective boot.

Parkinson added: “James has still got a long road ahead of him. It’s one of those injuries that you cannot rush.

“James has got incredible determination, as he showed last year to recover from glandular fever and get back playing.

“But with this one, you’ve got to wait for the specialist to give the 100 per cent all clear that his foot is up to bearing the weight.”

Parkinson had been juggling Matthew Bates and Carl McHugh as makeshift replacements for the past two months until Drury was signed 11 days ago.

“It was difficult when James got injured and we had a real problem getting a left back in.

“We had a list of players but either clubs wouldn’t let them out or they were young with no experience of league football at all. So we had to wait and be patient to find the right one.”

Meanwhile, Raffaele De Vita is back in full training and Parkinson hopes the winger has put his troublesome thigh problem behind him.

“He needs a good week now but Raf has been running for months and I would have no hesitation on putting him back on the bench.”

Parkinson also confirmed that Mark Yeates was not included among the subs on Saturday because he wanted Chris Atkinson as extra cover for skipper Gary Jones.

“I wanted Gary on the bench but was concerned that he wouldn’t last an hour if needed early, so I had Chris on there as well. We had cover for different positions and it was just a case that Yeatesy had to miss out.”

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7:18am Tue 18 Mar 14

silverbantam says...

Which begs the question, why didn't we get Drury earlier ?

Apparently he's been fit since Christmas and we've needed a left back since New Years Day.
Which begs the question, why didn't we get Drury earlier ? Apparently he's been fit since Christmas and we've needed a left back since New Years Day. silverbantam
  • Score: 4

8:26am Tue 18 Mar 14

Freddy says...

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Because L**ds have two players covering their LB position. It would be prudent to extend Adam Drury's loan. AT BEST, could he be signed ?.
*
Those players that can use their Left Peg well, are quite a rare breed. Those that are good with both pegs, even more rare.
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So far whilst Adam has occupied the LB position. City have been better in defence. Winning one and drawing one. Therefore, not leaking goals as much as before.
*
The defence need to tighten up much more, especially after City go one up. That is the danger period when defences really need to focus for some time.
*
Delighted for McLean--scoring , nearly got a second. I feel his Match Fitness is nearly 100% now. Thanks to the 'Allenby' training schedule.
Aaeron will be more relaxed, and much sharper now. If he stays up with big Jim. Then more goals will come.
*
* Because L**ds have two players covering their LB position. It would be prudent to extend Adam Drury's loan. AT BEST, could he be signed ?. * Those players that can use their Left Peg well, are quite a rare breed. Those that are good with both pegs, even more rare. * So far whilst Adam has occupied the LB position. City have been better in defence. Winning one and drawing one. Therefore, not leaking goals as much as before. * The defence need to tighten up much more, especially after City go one up. That is the danger period when defences really need to focus for some time. * Delighted for McLean--scoring , nearly got a second. I feel his Match Fitness is nearly 100% now. Thanks to the 'Allenby' training schedule. Aaeron will be more relaxed, and much sharper now. If he stays up with big Jim. Then more goals will come. * Freddy
  • Score: 3

9:11am Tue 18 Mar 14

Victor Clayton says...

great start.
great start. Victor Clayton
  • Score: 1

9:33am Tue 18 Mar 14

BD16 says...

silverbantam wrote:
Which begs the question, why didn't we get Drury earlier ? Apparently he's been fit since Christmas and we've needed a left back since New Years Day.
I think Meredith was only expected to be out for six weeks originally.
[quote][p][bold]silverbantam[/bold] wrote: Which begs the question, why didn't we get Drury earlier ? Apparently he's been fit since Christmas and we've needed a left back since New Years Day.[/p][/quote]I think Meredith was only expected to be out for six weeks originally. BD16
  • Score: 5

10:16am Tue 18 Mar 14

Victor Clayton says...

BD16 wrote:
silverbantam wrote: Which begs the question, why didn't we get Drury earlier ? Apparently he's been fit since Christmas and we've needed a left back since New Years Day.
I think Meredith was only expected to be out for six weeks originally.
: Which begs the question, why didn't we get Drury earlier ?
[quote][p][bold]BD16[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]silverbantam[/bold] wrote: Which begs the question, why didn't we get Drury earlier ? Apparently he's been fit since Christmas and we've needed a left back since New Years Day.[/p][/quote]I think Meredith was only expected to be out for six weeks originally.[/p][/quote]: Which begs the question, why didn't we get Drury earlier ? Victor Clayton
  • Score: -2

10:29am Tue 18 Mar 14

Peter300 says...

silverbantam wrote:
Which begs the question, why didn't we get Drury earlier ?

Apparently he's been fit since Christmas and we've needed a left back since New Years Day.
Because Phil was warying that he might shock Tyker 7745 (or whatever) and he did not want to upset one of City's most undertanding and thoughtful fans. Phil was was absolutely right, because when the other names on his list were unavailable and he finally decided on Adam, the T&A message board saw the reaction of Tyker and how he described the signing. Tyker was so, so, upset with the signing of Adam Drury. A difficult decision for Phil as he knew that Tyker and his associates would take it badly.
[quote][p][bold]silverbantam[/bold] wrote: Which begs the question, why didn't we get Drury earlier ? Apparently he's been fit since Christmas and we've needed a left back since New Years Day.[/p][/quote]Because Phil was warying that he might shock Tyker 7745 (or whatever) and he did not want to upset one of City's most undertanding and thoughtful fans. Phil was was absolutely right, because when the other names on his list were unavailable and he finally decided on Adam, the T&A message board saw the reaction of Tyker and how he described the signing. Tyker was so, so, upset with the signing of Adam Drury. A difficult decision for Phil as he knew that Tyker and his associates would take it badly. Peter300
  • Score: -4

10:32am Tue 18 Mar 14

Peter300 says...

Freddy wrote:
*
Because L**ds have two players covering their LB position. It would be prudent to extend Adam Drury's loan. AT BEST, could he be signed ?.
*
Those players that can use their Left Peg well, are quite a rare breed. Those that are good with both pegs, even more rare.
*
So far whilst Adam has occupied the LB position. City have been better in defence. Winning one and drawing one. Therefore, not leaking goals as much as before.
*
The defence need to tighten up much more, especially after City go one up. That is the danger period when defences really need to focus for some time.
*
Delighted for McLean--scoring , nearly got a second. I feel his Match Fitness is nearly 100% now. Thanks to the 'Allenby' training schedule.
Aaeron will be more relaxed, and much sharper now. If he stays up with big Jim. Then more goals will come.
*
Mr. Allenby is no longer with the club. He never was actually.
[quote][p][bold]Freddy[/bold] wrote: * Because L**ds have two players covering their LB position. It would be prudent to extend Adam Drury's loan. AT BEST, could he be signed ?. * Those players that can use their Left Peg well, are quite a rare breed. Those that are good with both pegs, even more rare. * So far whilst Adam has occupied the LB position. City have been better in defence. Winning one and drawing one. Therefore, not leaking goals as much as before. * The defence need to tighten up much more, especially after City go one up. That is the danger period when defences really need to focus for some time. * Delighted for McLean--scoring , nearly got a second. I feel his Match Fitness is nearly 100% now. Thanks to the 'Allenby' training schedule. Aaeron will be more relaxed, and much sharper now. If he stays up with big Jim. Then more goals will come. *[/p][/quote]Mr. Allenby is no longer with the club. He never was actually. Peter300
  • Score: 2

10:34am Tue 18 Mar 14

Peter300 says...

BD16 wrote:
silverbantam wrote:
Which begs the question, why didn't we get Drury earlier ? Apparently he's been fit since Christmas and we've needed a left back since New Years Day.
I think Meredith was only expected to be out for six weeks originally.
And the other targets proved to be unavailable. People need to show a little patience. They would soon complain if the manager jumped in and just signed anyone, regardless if he would benefit the club.
[quote][p][bold]BD16[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]silverbantam[/bold] wrote: Which begs the question, why didn't we get Drury earlier ? Apparently he's been fit since Christmas and we've needed a left back since New Years Day.[/p][/quote]I think Meredith was only expected to be out for six weeks originally.[/p][/quote]And the other targets proved to be unavailable. People need to show a little patience. They would soon complain if the manager jumped in and just signed anyone, regardless if he would benefit the club. Peter300
  • Score: 2

10:41am Tue 18 Mar 14

Peter300 says...

Victor Clayton wrote:
BD16 wrote:
silverbantam wrote: Which begs the question, why didn't we get Drury earlier ? Apparently he's been fit since Christmas and we've needed a left back since New Years Day.
I think Meredith was only expected to be out for six weeks originally.
: Which begs the question, why didn't we get Drury earlier ?
Well, look on the bright side, the delay has given you the opportunity to moan about the delay. People moan when the player arrives. Tyker 77674452465 is shocked. Others moan when Adam did not arrive sooner. Looks like it could be an intelligent signing by an intelligent manager. A word you could never use to describe some of our fans.
[quote][p][bold]Victor Clayton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BD16[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]silverbantam[/bold] wrote: Which begs the question, why didn't we get Drury earlier ? Apparently he's been fit since Christmas and we've needed a left back since New Years Day.[/p][/quote]I think Meredith was only expected to be out for six weeks originally.[/p][/quote]: Which begs the question, why didn't we get Drury earlier ?[/p][/quote]Well, look on the bright side, the delay has given you the opportunity to moan about the delay. People moan when the player arrives. Tyker 77674452465 is shocked. Others moan when Adam did not arrive sooner. Looks like it could be an intelligent signing by an intelligent manager. A word you could never use to describe some of our fans. Peter300
  • Score: 1

10:54am Tue 18 Mar 14

minkiebantam says...

With the news this morning that Scums new Potential leader has been found guilty of Tax Evasion in Italy, i will predict that he will be hear until the end of the season.
I mean, would you want to go back to a club on the verge of imploding, going into Administration and deducted 10 points for doing so!??
Who's up for a trip to Elland Rd nxt season!?? lol
CTID!!
With the news this morning that Scums new Potential leader has been found guilty of Tax Evasion in Italy, i will predict that he will be hear until the end of the season. I mean, would you want to go back to a club on the verge of imploding, going into Administration and deducted 10 points for doing so!?? Who's up for a trip to Elland Rd nxt season!?? lol CTID!! minkiebantam
  • Score: 3

12:56pm Tue 18 Mar 14

Stevie-C says...

Some comments on here are unbelievable. So negative all the time, one has to wonder if the people making the comments actually attend the games. Why moan on about "what if" and "why didn't" - you can't turn back the clock! Drury was outstanding on saturday and proved he is more than up to the job. If the manager didn't know what he was doing, he wouldn't still be here!
Some comments on here are unbelievable. So negative all the time, one has to wonder if the people making the comments actually attend the games. Why moan on about "what if" and "why didn't" - you can't turn back the clock! Drury was outstanding on saturday and proved he is more than up to the job. If the manager didn't know what he was doing, he wouldn't still be here! Stevie-C
  • Score: 8

1:09pm Tue 18 Mar 14

Victor Clayton says...

Peter300 wrote:
Victor Clayton wrote:
BD16 wrote:
silverbantam wrote: Which begs the question, why didn't we get Drury earlier ? Apparently he's been fit since Christmas and we've needed a left back since New Years Day.
I think Meredith was only expected to be out for six weeks originally.
: Which begs the question, why didn't we get Drury earlier ?
Well, look on the bright side, the delay has given you the opportunity to moan about the delay. People moan when the player arrives. Tyker 77674452465 is shocked. Others moan when Adam did not arrive sooner. Looks like it could be an intelligent signing by an intelligent manager. A word you could never use to describe some of our fans.
If he was that intelligent he would have realised how badly a proper left back was needed 5 weeks ago, and got one!
[quote][p][bold]Peter300[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Victor Clayton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BD16[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]silverbantam[/bold] wrote: Which begs the question, why didn't we get Drury earlier ? Apparently he's been fit since Christmas and we've needed a left back since New Years Day.[/p][/quote]I think Meredith was only expected to be out for six weeks originally.[/p][/quote]: Which begs the question, why didn't we get Drury earlier ?[/p][/quote]Well, look on the bright side, the delay has given you the opportunity to moan about the delay. People moan when the player arrives. Tyker 77674452465 is shocked. Others moan when Adam did not arrive sooner. Looks like it could be an intelligent signing by an intelligent manager. A word you could never use to describe some of our fans.[/p][/quote]If he was that intelligent he would have realised how badly a proper left back was needed 5 weeks ago, and got one! Victor Clayton
  • Score: -7

2:06pm Tue 18 Mar 14

BD16 says...

Victor Clayton wrote:
BD16 wrote:
silverbantam wrote: Which begs the question, why didn't we get Drury earlier ? Apparently he's been fit since Christmas and we've needed a left back since New Years Day.
I think Meredith was only expected to be out for six weeks originally.
: Which begs the question, why didn't we get Drury earlier ?
Budget reasons?

Perhaps he thought Mchugh could do a job there for six weeks.

Really, I don't know. Why don't you ask the manager and not me.
[quote][p][bold]Victor Clayton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BD16[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]silverbantam[/bold] wrote: Which begs the question, why didn't we get Drury earlier ? Apparently he's been fit since Christmas and we've needed a left back since New Years Day.[/p][/quote]I think Meredith was only expected to be out for six weeks originally.[/p][/quote]: Which begs the question, why didn't we get Drury earlier ?[/p][/quote]Budget reasons? Perhaps he thought Mchugh could do a job there for six weeks. Really, I don't know. Why don't you ask the manager and not me. BD16
  • Score: 0

2:18pm Tue 18 Mar 14

Michael Clayton says...

BD16 wrote:
Victor Clayton wrote:
BD16 wrote:
silverbantam wrote: Which begs the question, why didn't we get Drury earlier ? Apparently he's been fit since Christmas and we've needed a left back since New Years Day.
I think Meredith was only expected to be out for six weeks originally.
: Which begs the question, why didn't we get Drury earlier ?
Budget reasons? Perhaps he thought Mchugh could do a job there for six weeks. Really, I don't know. Why don't you ask the manager and not me.
Unfortunately people would rather give a baseless opinions than seek facts.
[quote][p][bold]BD16[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Victor Clayton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BD16[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]silverbantam[/bold] wrote: Which begs the question, why didn't we get Drury earlier ? Apparently he's been fit since Christmas and we've needed a left back since New Years Day.[/p][/quote]I think Meredith was only expected to be out for six weeks originally.[/p][/quote]: Which begs the question, why didn't we get Drury earlier ?[/p][/quote]Budget reasons? Perhaps he thought Mchugh could do a job there for six weeks. Really, I don't know. Why don't you ask the manager and not me.[/p][/quote]Unfortunately people would rather give a baseless opinions than seek facts. Michael Clayton
  • Score: -2

2:19pm Tue 18 Mar 14

Victor Clayton says...

BD16 wrote:
Victor Clayton wrote:
BD16 wrote:
silverbantam wrote: Which begs the question, why didn't we get Drury earlier ? Apparently he's been fit since Christmas and we've needed a left back since New Years Day.
I think Meredith was only expected to be out for six weeks originally.
: Which begs the question, why didn't we get Drury earlier ?
Budget reasons? Perhaps he thought Mchugh could do a job there for six weeks. Really, I don't know. Why don't you ask the manager and not me.
I asked you because you make a comment on the subject!
[quote][p][bold]BD16[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Victor Clayton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BD16[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]silverbantam[/bold] wrote: Which begs the question, why didn't we get Drury earlier ? Apparently he's been fit since Christmas and we've needed a left back since New Years Day.[/p][/quote]I think Meredith was only expected to be out for six weeks originally.[/p][/quote]: Which begs the question, why didn't we get Drury earlier ?[/p][/quote]Budget reasons? Perhaps he thought Mchugh could do a job there for six weeks. Really, I don't know. Why don't you ask the manager and not me.[/p][/quote]I asked you because you make a comment on the subject! Victor Clayton
  • Score: 1

2:26pm Tue 18 Mar 14

Michael Clayton says...

minkiebantam wrote:
With the news this morning that Scums new Potential leader has been found guilty of Tax Evasion in Italy, i will predict that he will be hear until the end of the season. I mean, would you want to go back to a club on the verge of imploding, going into Administration and deducted 10 points for doing so!?? Who's up for a trip to Elland Rd nxt season!?? lol CTID!!
Is liquidation a possibility? (This is not meant a facetious question).
[quote][p][bold]minkiebantam[/bold] wrote: With the news this morning that Scums new Potential leader has been found guilty of Tax Evasion in Italy, i will predict that he will be hear until the end of the season. I mean, would you want to go back to a club on the verge of imploding, going into Administration and deducted 10 points for doing so!?? Who's up for a trip to Elland Rd nxt season!?? lol CTID!![/p][/quote]Is liquidation a possibility? (This is not meant a facetious question). Michael Clayton
  • Score: 0

2:29pm Tue 18 Mar 14

Victor Clayton says...

Michael Clayton wrote:
BD16 wrote:
Victor Clayton wrote:
BD16 wrote:
silverbantam wrote: Which begs the question, why didn't we get Drury earlier ? Apparently he's been fit since Christmas and we've needed a left back since New Years Day.
I think Meredith was only expected to be out for six weeks originally.
: Which begs the question, why didn't we get Drury earlier ?
Budget reasons? Perhaps he thought Mchugh could do a job there for six weeks. Really, I don't know. Why don't you ask the manager and not me.
Unfortunately people would rather give a baseless opinions than seek facts.
Michael Clayton - the voice of reason.
[quote][p][bold]Michael Clayton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BD16[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Victor Clayton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BD16[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]silverbantam[/bold] wrote: Which begs the question, why didn't we get Drury earlier ? Apparently he's been fit since Christmas and we've needed a left back since New Years Day.[/p][/quote]I think Meredith was only expected to be out for six weeks originally.[/p][/quote]: Which begs the question, why didn't we get Drury earlier ?[/p][/quote]Budget reasons? Perhaps he thought Mchugh could do a job there for six weeks. Really, I don't know. Why don't you ask the manager and not me.[/p][/quote]Unfortunately people would rather give a baseless opinions than seek facts.[/p][/quote]Michael Clayton - the voice of reason. Victor Clayton
  • Score: 0

3:08pm Tue 18 Mar 14

whisky1 says...

Victor Clayton wrote:
Peter300 wrote:
Victor Clayton wrote:
BD16 wrote:
silverbantam wrote: Which begs the question, why didn't we get Drury earlier ? Apparently he's been fit since Christmas and we've needed a left back since New Years Day.
I think Meredith was only expected to be out for six weeks originally.
: Which begs the question, why didn't we get Drury earlier ?
Well, look on the bright side, the delay has given you the opportunity to moan about the delay. People moan when the player arrives. Tyker 77674452465 is shocked. Others moan when Adam did not arrive sooner. Looks like it could be an intelligent signing by an intelligent manager. A word you could never use to describe some of our fans.
If he was that intelligent he would have realised how badly a proper left back was needed 5 weeks ago, and got one!
I understand ...you expect perfection from your Manager...perhaps he thought we could get by with what we had given our budget...you of course I expect make no bad judgement calls in your "career"...rather than the rest of us who are happy making more good than bad. Moaning git
[quote][p][bold]Victor Clayton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Peter300[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Victor Clayton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BD16[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]silverbantam[/bold] wrote: Which begs the question, why didn't we get Drury earlier ? Apparently he's been fit since Christmas and we've needed a left back since New Years Day.[/p][/quote]I think Meredith was only expected to be out for six weeks originally.[/p][/quote]: Which begs the question, why didn't we get Drury earlier ?[/p][/quote]Well, look on the bright side, the delay has given you the opportunity to moan about the delay. People moan when the player arrives. Tyker 77674452465 is shocked. Others moan when Adam did not arrive sooner. Looks like it could be an intelligent signing by an intelligent manager. A word you could never use to describe some of our fans.[/p][/quote]If he was that intelligent he would have realised how badly a proper left back was needed 5 weeks ago, and got one![/p][/quote]I understand ...you expect perfection from your Manager...perhaps he thought we could get by with what we had given our budget...you of course I expect make no bad judgement calls in your "career"...rather than the rest of us who are happy making more good than bad. Moaning git whisky1
  • Score: 0

3:11pm Tue 18 Mar 14

minkiebantam says...

Michael Clayton wrote:
minkiebantam wrote: With the news this morning that Scums new Potential leader has been found guilty of Tax Evasion in Italy, i will predict that he will be hear until the end of the season. I mean, would you want to go back to a club on the verge of imploding, going into Administration and deducted 10 points for doing so!?? Who's up for a trip to Elland Rd nxt season!?? lol CTID!!
Is liquidation a possibility? (This is not meant a facetious question).
I believe it is a possibility. I have it on good authority that Scum are desperate to get a cash injection into the club and are floating just above administration at the moment.
so to answer your questions IMO, YES!!
CTID!
[quote][p][bold]Michael Clayton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]minkiebantam[/bold] wrote: With the news this morning that Scums new Potential leader has been found guilty of Tax Evasion in Italy, i will predict that he will be hear until the end of the season. I mean, would you want to go back to a club on the verge of imploding, going into Administration and deducted 10 points for doing so!?? Who's up for a trip to Elland Rd nxt season!?? lol CTID!![/p][/quote]Is liquidation a possibility? (This is not meant a facetious question).[/p][/quote]I believe it is a possibility. I have it on good authority that Scum are desperate to get a cash injection into the club and are floating just above administration at the moment. so to answer your questions IMO, YES!! CTID! minkiebantam
  • Score: 0

3:52pm Tue 18 Mar 14

Victor Clayton says...

whisky1 wrote:
Victor Clayton wrote:
Peter300 wrote:
Victor Clayton wrote:
BD16 wrote:
silverbantam wrote: Which begs the question, why didn't we get Drury earlier ? Apparently he's been fit since Christmas and we've needed a left back since New Years Day.
I think Meredith was only expected to be out for six weeks originally.
: Which begs the question, why didn't we get Drury earlier ?
Well, look on the bright side, the delay has given you the opportunity to moan about the delay. People moan when the player arrives. Tyker 77674452465 is shocked. Others moan when Adam did not arrive sooner. Looks like it could be an intelligent signing by an intelligent manager. A word you could never use to describe some of our fans.
If he was that intelligent he would have realised how badly a proper left back was needed 5 weeks ago, and got one!
I understand ...you expect perfection from your Manager...perhaps he thought we could get by with what we had given our budget...you of course I expect make no bad judgement calls in your "career"...rath
er than the rest of us who are happy making more good than bad. Moaning git
you are right, of course.
[quote][p][bold]whisky1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Victor Clayton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Peter300[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Victor Clayton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BD16[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]silverbantam[/bold] wrote: Which begs the question, why didn't we get Drury earlier ? Apparently he's been fit since Christmas and we've needed a left back since New Years Day.[/p][/quote]I think Meredith was only expected to be out for six weeks originally.[/p][/quote]: Which begs the question, why didn't we get Drury earlier ?[/p][/quote]Well, look on the bright side, the delay has given you the opportunity to moan about the delay. People moan when the player arrives. Tyker 77674452465 is shocked. Others moan when Adam did not arrive sooner. Looks like it could be an intelligent signing by an intelligent manager. A word you could never use to describe some of our fans.[/p][/quote]If he was that intelligent he would have realised how badly a proper left back was needed 5 weeks ago, and got one![/p][/quote]I understand ...you expect perfection from your Manager...perhaps he thought we could get by with what we had given our budget...you of course I expect make no bad judgement calls in your "career"...rath er than the rest of us who are happy making more good than bad. Moaning git[/p][/quote]you are right, of course. Victor Clayton
  • Score: 0

4:40pm Tue 18 Mar 14

jackez20591 says...

silverbantam wrote:
Which begs the question, why didn't we get Drury earlier ?

Apparently he's been fit since Christmas and we've needed a left back since New Years Day.
He was obviously one of the players clubs wouldnt let leave, i hope.

Maybe if we had just brought in one of those no experience players we would have been much better off. A natural left back is much better than a Center Back, an would have surely stopped the deluge of goals we conceded from that side.



I also feel like we havent been given the full details with Meredith. His injury was supposed to be 6 weeks, he was supposed to lose the boot about 2 weeks ago. Yet hes still a long way off.....
[quote][p][bold]silverbantam[/bold] wrote: Which begs the question, why didn't we get Drury earlier ? Apparently he's been fit since Christmas and we've needed a left back since New Years Day.[/p][/quote]He was obviously one of the players clubs wouldnt let leave, i hope. Maybe if we had just brought in one of those no experience players we would have been much better off. A natural left back is much better than a Center Back, an would have surely stopped the deluge of goals we conceded from that side. I also feel like we havent been given the full details with Meredith. His injury was supposed to be 6 weeks, he was supposed to lose the boot about 2 weeks ago. Yet hes still a long way off..... jackez20591
  • Score: -1

5:02pm Tue 18 Mar 14

Cyprus Bantam says...

Peter300 wrote:
silverbantam wrote:
Which begs the question, why didn't we get Drury earlier ?

Apparently he's been fit since Christmas and we've needed a left back since New Years Day.
Because Phil was warying that he might shock Tyker 7745 (or whatever) and he did not want to upset one of City's most undertanding and thoughtful fans. Phil was was absolutely right, because when the other names on his list were unavailable and he finally decided on Adam, the T&A message board saw the reaction of Tyker and how he described the signing. Tyker was so, so, upset with the signing of Adam Drury. A difficult decision for Phil as he knew that Tyker and his associates would take it badly.
How the hell do you know?
[quote][p][bold]Peter300[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]silverbantam[/bold] wrote: Which begs the question, why didn't we get Drury earlier ? Apparently he's been fit since Christmas and we've needed a left back since New Years Day.[/p][/quote]Because Phil was warying that he might shock Tyker 7745 (or whatever) and he did not want to upset one of City's most undertanding and thoughtful fans. Phil was was absolutely right, because when the other names on his list were unavailable and he finally decided on Adam, the T&A message board saw the reaction of Tyker and how he described the signing. Tyker was so, so, upset with the signing of Adam Drury. A difficult decision for Phil as he knew that Tyker and his associates would take it badly.[/p][/quote]How the hell do you know? Cyprus Bantam
  • Score: -1

5:48pm Tue 18 Mar 14

jamiejoe says...

whisky1 wrote:
Victor Clayton wrote: Peter300 wrote: Victor Clayton wrote: BD16 wrote: silverbantam wrote: Which begs the question, why didn't we get Drury earlier ? Apparently he's been fit since Christmas and we've needed a left back since New Years Day.I think Meredith was only expected to be out for six weeks originally.: Which begs the question, why didn't we get Drury earlier ?Well, look on the bright side, the delay has given you the opportunity to moan about the delay. People moan when the player arrives. Tyker 77674452465 is shocked. Others moan when Adam did not arrive sooner. Looks like it could be an intelligent signing by an intelligent manager. A word you could never use to describe some of our fans.If he was that intelligent he would have realised how badly a proper left back was needed 5 weeks ago, and got one!I understand ...you expect perfection from your Manager...perhaps he thought we could get by with what we had given our budget...you of course I expect make no bad judgement calls in your "careerYou take the biscuit yourself - always trying to take the moral high ground defending the club - whilst in actual fact you moan about other fans in your superior all-knowing way!!

A real clubman ...
[quote][p][bold]whisky1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Victor Clayton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Peter300[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Victor Clayton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BD16[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]silverbantam[/bold] wrote: Which begs the question, why didn't we get Drury earlier ? Apparently he's been fit since Christmas and we've needed a left back since New Years Day.[/p][/quote]I think Meredith was only expected to be out for six weeks originally.[/p][/quote]: Which begs the question, why didn't we get Drury earlier ?[/p][/quote]Well, look on the bright side, the delay has given you the opportunity to moan about the delay. People moan when the player arrives. Tyker 77674452465 is shocked. Others moan when Adam did not arrive sooner. Looks like it could be an intelligent signing by an intelligent manager. A word you could never use to describe some of our fans.[/p][/quote]If he was that intelligent he would have realised how badly a proper left back was needed 5 weeks ago, and got one![/p][/quote]I understand ...you expect perfection from your Manager...perhaps he thought we could get by with what we had given our budget...you of course I expect make no bad judgement calls in your "careerYou take the biscuit yourself - always trying to take the moral high ground defending the club - whilst in actual fact you moan about other fans in your superior all-knowing way!! A real clubman ... jamiejoe
  • Score: 1

6:47pm Tue 18 Mar 14

KnightMcCall says...

jamiejoe wrote:
whisky1 wrote:
Victor Clayton wrote: Peter300 wrote: Victor Clayton wrote: BD16 wrote: silverbantam wrote: Which begs the question, why didn't we get Drury earlier ? Apparently he's been fit since Christmas and we've needed a left back since New Years Day.I think Meredith was only expected to be out for six weeks originally.: Which begs the question, why didn't we get Drury earlier ?Well, look on the bright side, the delay has given you the opportunity to moan about the delay. People moan when the player arrives. Tyker 77674452465 is shocked. Others moan when Adam did not arrive sooner. Looks like it could be an intelligent signing by an intelligent manager. A word you could never use to describe some of our fans.If he was that intelligent he would have realised how badly a proper left back was needed 5 weeks ago, and got one!I understand ...you expect perfection from your Manager...perhaps he thought we could get by with what we had given our budget...you of course I expect make no bad judgement calls in your "careerYou take the biscuit yourself - always trying to take the moral high ground defending the club - whilst in actual fact you moan about other fans in your superior all-knowing way!!

A real clubman ...jamiejoe, I 100% disagree with you. It is the fact that whiskey isn't all knowing and accepts it that makes his comment valid. Baseless criticism of players, managers, chairmen et al is the problem with this messageboard, not those who seek facts before making judgement and defend the club against baseless accusations that are based on assumption and not evidence. Really, it is tiresome to see criticism in every direction from those who seem to think that running a football club is as straightforward as walking.

There a plenty of "possible" reasons why Drury was only brought in recently.

1) Meredith was not expected to be out his long
2) Budget constraints (perhaps he would have cost more in Jan than he does now given that he has gone another wo months without a game)
3) Drury holding out for a CHampionship loan or hoping to get back into the Leeds team
4) Bates actually did OK at left back for a couple of games, and McHugh did OK on a couple of occassions too so a loan was just money down he drain.

They are all possible reasons but as Whiskey rightly points out, some are only happy when moaning and criticising others.
[quote][p][bold]jamiejoe[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]whisky1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Victor Clayton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Peter300[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Victor Clayton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BD16[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]silverbantam[/bold] wrote: Which begs the question, why didn't we get Drury earlier ? Apparently he's been fit since Christmas and we've needed a left back since New Years Day.[/p][/quote]I think Meredith was only expected to be out for six weeks originally.[/p][/quote]: Which begs the question, why didn't we get Drury earlier ?[/p][/quote]Well, look on the bright side, the delay has given you the opportunity to moan about the delay. People moan when the player arrives. Tyker 77674452465 is shocked. Others moan when Adam did not arrive sooner. Looks like it could be an intelligent signing by an intelligent manager. A word you could never use to describe some of our fans.[/p][/quote]If he was that intelligent he would have realised how badly a proper left back was needed 5 weeks ago, and got one![/p][/quote]I understand ...you expect perfection from your Manager...perhaps he thought we could get by with what we had given our budget...you of course I expect make no bad judgement calls in your "careerYou take the biscuit yourself - always trying to take the moral high ground defending the club - whilst in actual fact you moan about other fans in your superior all-knowing way!! A real clubman ...[/p][/quote]jamiejoe, I 100% disagree with you. It is the fact that whiskey isn't all knowing and accepts it that makes his comment valid. Baseless criticism of players, managers, chairmen et al is the problem with this messageboard, not those who seek facts before making judgement and defend the club against baseless accusations that are based on assumption and not evidence. Really, it is tiresome to see criticism in every direction from those who seem to think that running a football club is as straightforward as walking. There a plenty of "possible" reasons why Drury was only brought in recently. 1) Meredith was not expected to be out his long 2) Budget constraints (perhaps he would have cost more in Jan than he does now given that he has gone another wo months without a game) 3) Drury holding out for a CHampionship loan or hoping to get back into the Leeds team 4) Bates actually did OK at left back for a couple of games, and McHugh did OK on a couple of occassions too so a loan was just money down he drain. They are all possible reasons but as Whiskey rightly points out, some are only happy when moaning and criticising others. KnightMcCall
  • Score: -1

6:50pm Tue 18 Mar 14

Michael Clayton says...

Victor Clayton wrote:
Michael Clayton wrote:
BD16 wrote:
Victor Clayton wrote:
BD16 wrote:
silverbantam wrote: Which begs the question, why didn't we get Drury earlier ? Apparently he's been fit since Christmas and we've needed a left back since New Years Day.
I think Meredith was only expected to be out for six weeks originally.
: Which begs the question, why didn't we get Drury earlier ?
Budget reasons? Perhaps he thought Mchugh could do a job there for six weeks. Really, I don't know. Why don't you ask the manager and not me.
Unfortunately people would rather give a baseless opinions than seek facts.
Michael Clayton - the voice of reason.
At least you have got one thing right.
[quote][p][bold]Victor Clayton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Michael Clayton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BD16[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Victor Clayton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BD16[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]silverbantam[/bold] wrote: Which begs the question, why didn't we get Drury earlier ? Apparently he's been fit since Christmas and we've needed a left back since New Years Day.[/p][/quote]I think Meredith was only expected to be out for six weeks originally.[/p][/quote]: Which begs the question, why didn't we get Drury earlier ?[/p][/quote]Budget reasons? Perhaps he thought Mchugh could do a job there for six weeks. Really, I don't know. Why don't you ask the manager and not me.[/p][/quote]Unfortunately people would rather give a baseless opinions than seek facts.[/p][/quote]Michael Clayton - the voice of reason.[/p][/quote]At least you have got one thing right. Michael Clayton
  • Score: -2

7:16pm Tue 18 Mar 14

shoesmaker26 says...

come on now city lets get back to winning ways again and also hope tooth paste or whotever eny one calls him good look to come on city
come on now city lets get back to winning ways again and also hope tooth paste or whotever eny one calls him good look to come on city shoesmaker26
  • Score: 2

7:18pm Tue 18 Mar 14

jamiejoe says...

whisky1 wrote:
Victor Clayton wrote: Peter300 wrote: Victor Clayton wrote: BD16 wrote: silverbantam wrote: Which begs the question, why didn't we get Drury earlier ? Apparently he's been fit since Christmas and we've needed a left back since New Years Day.I think Meredith was only expected to be out for six weeks originally.: Which begs the question, why didn't we get Drury earlier ?Well, look on the bright side, the delay has given you the opportunity to moan about the delay. People moan when the player arrives. Tyker 77674452465 is shocked. Others moan when Adam did not arrive sooner. Looks like it could be an intelligent signing by an intelligent manager. A word you could never use to describe some of our fans.If he was that intelligent he would have realised how badly a proper left back was needed 5 weeks ago, and got one!I understand ...you expect perfection from your Manager...perhaps he thought we could get by with what we had given our budget...you of course I expect make no bad judgement calls in your "careerToo much whisky - you take the biscuit yourself -

Always trying to take the moral high ground defending the club - whilst in actual fact all you really do is moan about other fans in your superior all-knowing way!!

You are the real moaning git ...
[quote][p][bold]whisky1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Victor Clayton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Peter300[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Victor Clayton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BD16[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]silverbantam[/bold] wrote: Which begs the question, why didn't we get Drury earlier ? Apparently he's been fit since Christmas and we've needed a left back since New Years Day.[/p][/quote]I think Meredith was only expected to be out for six weeks originally.[/p][/quote]: Which begs the question, why didn't we get Drury earlier ?[/p][/quote]Well, look on the bright side, the delay has given you the opportunity to moan about the delay. People moan when the player arrives. Tyker 77674452465 is shocked. Others moan when Adam did not arrive sooner. Looks like it could be an intelligent signing by an intelligent manager. A word you could never use to describe some of our fans.[/p][/quote]If he was that intelligent he would have realised how badly a proper left back was needed 5 weeks ago, and got one![/p][/quote]I understand ...you expect perfection from your Manager...perhaps he thought we could get by with what we had given our budget...you of course I expect make no bad judgement calls in your "careerToo much whisky - you take the biscuit yourself - Always trying to take the moral high ground defending the club - whilst in actual fact all you really do is moan about other fans in your superior all-knowing way!! You are the real moaning git ... jamiejoe
  • Score: 2

7:31pm Tue 18 Mar 14

jamiejoe says...

KnightMcCall wrote:
jamiejoe wrote:
whisky1 wrote:
Victor Clayton wrote: Peter300 wrote: Victor Clayton wrote: BD16 wrote: silverbantam wrote: Which begs the question, why didn't we get Drury earlier ? Apparently he's been fit since Christmas and we've needed a left back since New Years Day.I think Meredith was only expected to be out for six weeks originally.: Which begs the question, why didn't we get Drury earlier ?Well, look on the bright side, the delay has given you the opportunity to moan about the delay. People moan when the player arrives. Tyker 77674452465 is shocked. Others moan when Adam did not arrive sooner. Looks like it could be an intelligent signing by an intelligent manager. A word you could never use to describe some of our fans.If he was that intelligent he would have realised how badly a proper left back was needed 5 weeks ago, and got one!I understand ...you expect perfection from your Manager...perhaps he thought we could get by with what we had given our budget...you of course I expect make no bad judgement calls in your "careerYou take the biscuit yourself - always trying to take the moral high ground defending the club - whilst in actual fact you moan about other fans in your superior all-knowing way!!

A real clubman ...jamiejoe, I 100% disagree with you. It is the fact that whiskey isn't all knowing and accepts it that makes his comment valid. Baseless criticism of players, managers, chairmen et al is the problem with this messageboard, not those who seek facts before making judgement and defend the club against baseless accusations that are based on assumption and not evidence. Really, it is tiresome to see criticism in every direction from those who seem to think that running a football club is as straightforward as walking.

There a plenty of "possible" reasons why Drury was only brought in recently.

1) Meredith was not expected to be out his long
2) Budget constraints (perhaps he would have cost more in Jan than he does now given that he has gone another wo months without a game)
3) Drury holding out for a CHampionship loan or hoping to get back into the Leeds team
4) Bates actually did OK at left back for a couple of games, and McHugh did OK on a couple of occassions too so a loan was just money down he drain.

They are all possible reasons but as Whiskey rightly points out, some are only happy when moaning and criticising others.It is good to have some honest questioning in any firm, club, organisation or running a country!! Or you can just play the loyalty card / have complete faith if you want. Make out that you have the inside track on running the club or that others are not allowed to even comment.

I was not commenting on the timing of the Dury signing - after all we don't know when he was available to City or when Leeds were prepared to let him go on loan. I assume that Whisky 1 and most on here don't know the detail either.

So you can either defend the club blindly or raise questions as true fans do or criticise anyone who dare to ask why!!
[quote][p][bold]KnightMcCall[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jamiejoe[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]whisky1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Victor Clayton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Peter300[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Victor Clayton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BD16[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]silverbantam[/bold] wrote: Which begs the question, why didn't we get Drury earlier ? Apparently he's been fit since Christmas and we've needed a left back since New Years Day.[/p][/quote]I think Meredith was only expected to be out for six weeks originally.[/p][/quote]: Which begs the question, why didn't we get Drury earlier ?[/p][/quote]Well, look on the bright side, the delay has given you the opportunity to moan about the delay. People moan when the player arrives. Tyker 77674452465 is shocked. Others moan when Adam did not arrive sooner. Looks like it could be an intelligent signing by an intelligent manager. A word you could never use to describe some of our fans.[/p][/quote]If he was that intelligent he would have realised how badly a proper left back was needed 5 weeks ago, and got one![/p][/quote]I understand ...you expect perfection from your Manager...perhaps he thought we could get by with what we had given our budget...you of course I expect make no bad judgement calls in your "careerYou take the biscuit yourself - always trying to take the moral high ground defending the club - whilst in actual fact you moan about other fans in your superior all-knowing way!! A real clubman ...[/p][/quote]jamiejoe, I 100% disagree with you. It is the fact that whiskey isn't all knowing and accepts it that makes his comment valid. Baseless criticism of players, managers, chairmen et al is the problem with this messageboard, not those who seek facts before making judgement and defend the club against baseless accusations that are based on assumption and not evidence. Really, it is tiresome to see criticism in every direction from those who seem to think that running a football club is as straightforward as walking. There a plenty of "possible" reasons why Drury was only brought in recently. 1) Meredith was not expected to be out his long 2) Budget constraints (perhaps he would have cost more in Jan than he does now given that he has gone another wo months without a game) 3) Drury holding out for a CHampionship loan or hoping to get back into the Leeds team 4) Bates actually did OK at left back for a couple of games, and McHugh did OK on a couple of occassions too so a loan was just money down he drain. They are all possible reasons but as Whiskey rightly points out, some are only happy when moaning and criticising others.[/p][/quote]It is good to have some honest questioning in any firm, club, organisation or running a country!! Or you can just play the loyalty card / have complete faith if you want. Make out that you have the inside track on running the club or that others are not allowed to even comment. I was not commenting on the timing of the Dury signing - after all we don't know when he was available to City or when Leeds were prepared to let him go on loan. I assume that Whisky 1 and most on here don't know the detail either. So you can either defend the club blindly or raise questions as true fans do or criticise anyone who dare to ask why!! jamiejoe
  • Score: 1

8:10pm Tue 18 Mar 14

jamiejoe says...

All i am saying is that in every post defending the club Whisy1 just criticises other comments - implying that he knows best or at least he intimately knows what it is like to run a business and no criticism is allowed. Well, that seems a bad way to run any club / firm / organisation / country etc ...
All i am saying is that in every post defending the club Whisy1 just criticises other comments - implying that he knows best or at least he intimately knows what it is like to run a business and no criticism is allowed. Well, that seems a bad way to run any club / firm / organisation / country etc ... jamiejoe
  • Score: 2

9:45pm Tue 18 Mar 14

Victor Clayton says...

Michael Clayton wrote:
Victor Clayton wrote:
Michael Clayton wrote:
BD16 wrote:
Victor Clayton wrote:
BD16 wrote:
silverbantam wrote: Which begs the question, why didn't we get Drury earlier ? Apparently he's been fit since Christmas and we've needed a left back since New Years Day.
I think Meredith was only expected to be out for six weeks originally.
: Which begs the question, why didn't we get Drury earlier ?
Budget reasons? Perhaps he thought Mchugh could do a job there for six weeks. Really, I don't know. Why don't you ask the manager and not me.
Unfortunately people would rather give a baseless opinions than seek facts.
Michael Clayton - the voice of reason.
At least you have got one thing right.
Like it Michael.
[quote][p][bold]Michael Clayton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Victor Clayton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Michael Clayton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BD16[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Victor Clayton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BD16[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]silverbantam[/bold] wrote: Which begs the question, why didn't we get Drury earlier ? Apparently he's been fit since Christmas and we've needed a left back since New Years Day.[/p][/quote]I think Meredith was only expected to be out for six weeks originally.[/p][/quote]: Which begs the question, why didn't we get Drury earlier ?[/p][/quote]Budget reasons? Perhaps he thought Mchugh could do a job there for six weeks. Really, I don't know. Why don't you ask the manager and not me.[/p][/quote]Unfortunately people would rather give a baseless opinions than seek facts.[/p][/quote]Michael Clayton - the voice of reason.[/p][/quote]At least you have got one thing right.[/p][/quote]Like it Michael. Victor Clayton
  • Score: -2

9:16am Wed 19 Mar 14

Michael Clayton says...

jamiejoe wrote:
All i am saying is that in every post defending the club Whisy1 just criticises other comments - implying that he knows best or at least he intimately knows what it is like to run a business and no criticism is allowed. Well, that seems a bad way to run any club / firm / organisation / country etc ...
But he is not running the club? Even so, a level headed approach and ability to keep a cool head would possibly make him a better in business than a person who continually knee-jerks.

It might be that he has to become defensive (as you put it) in order to respond to the annoyance that is felt towards those that think they know better?
[quote][p][bold]jamiejoe[/bold] wrote: All i am saying is that in every post defending the club Whisy1 just criticises other comments - implying that he knows best or at least he intimately knows what it is like to run a business and no criticism is allowed. Well, that seems a bad way to run any club / firm / organisation / country etc ...[/p][/quote]But he is not running the club? Even so, a level headed approach and ability to keep a cool head would possibly make him a better in business than a person who continually knee-jerks. It might be that he has to become defensive (as you put it) in order to respond to the annoyance that is felt towards those that think they know better? Michael Clayton
  • Score: -3

9:30am Wed 19 Mar 14

jamiejoe says...

Michael Clayton wrote:
jamiejoe wrote: All i am saying is that in every post defending the club Whisy1 just criticises other comments - implying that he knows best or at least he intimately knows what it is like to run a business and no criticism is allowed. Well, that seems a bad way to run any club / firm / organisation / country etc ...
But he is not running the club? Even so, a level headed approach and ability to keep a cool head would possibly make him a better in business than a person who continually knee-jerks. It might be that he has to become defensive (as you put it) in order to respond to the annoyance that is felt towards those that think they know better?
I think we will have to agree to disagree on this.

I think he attacks other supporters views - with the guise of supporting the clubs decisions and gets on other peoples backs here. What is the point of a message board unless it is to share lots of contrasting opinions?

One which continually says - yes - i support that decision (regardless of who knows the real facts) would be a tad dry and a pretty pointless place!!
[quote][p][bold]Michael Clayton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jamiejoe[/bold] wrote: All i am saying is that in every post defending the club Whisy1 just criticises other comments - implying that he knows best or at least he intimately knows what it is like to run a business and no criticism is allowed. Well, that seems a bad way to run any club / firm / organisation / country etc ...[/p][/quote]But he is not running the club? Even so, a level headed approach and ability to keep a cool head would possibly make him a better in business than a person who continually knee-jerks. It might be that he has to become defensive (as you put it) in order to respond to the annoyance that is felt towards those that think they know better?[/p][/quote]I think we will have to agree to disagree on this. I think he attacks other supporters views - with the guise of supporting the clubs decisions and gets on other peoples backs here. What is the point of a message board unless it is to share lots of contrasting opinions? One which continually says - yes - i support that decision (regardless of who knows the real facts) would be a tad dry and a pretty pointless place!! jamiejoe
  • Score: 1

1:48pm Wed 19 Mar 14

Michael Clayton says...

jamiejoe wrote:
Michael Clayton wrote:
jamiejoe wrote: All i am saying is that in every post defending the club Whisy1 just criticises other comments - implying that he knows best or at least he intimately knows what it is like to run a business and no criticism is allowed. Well, that seems a bad way to run any club / firm / organisation / country etc ...
But he is not running the club? Even so, a level headed approach and ability to keep a cool head would possibly make him a better in business than a person who continually knee-jerks. It might be that he has to become defensive (as you put it) in order to respond to the annoyance that is felt towards those that think they know better?
I think we will have to agree to disagree on this. I think he attacks other supporters views - with the guise of supporting the clubs decisions and gets on other peoples backs here. What is the point of a message board unless it is to share lots of contrasting opinions? One which continually says - yes - i support that decision (regardless of who knows the real facts) would be a tad dry and a pretty pointless place!!
Fair enough.

I do find that a lot of critics are unable to articulate a point and/or react to a setback too quickly.

Opinions are often made without any justification and, when challenged, there is a tendency to be petulant rather than engage.

I do not think this is down to bias on my part.

Unfortunately, this culminates in an argument that is usually irrelevant in any case.

By chance, there is currrently a decent chat going on about Hanson. This shows that a sensible exchange is possible.
[quote][p][bold]jamiejoe[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Michael Clayton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jamiejoe[/bold] wrote: All i am saying is that in every post defending the club Whisy1 just criticises other comments - implying that he knows best or at least he intimately knows what it is like to run a business and no criticism is allowed. Well, that seems a bad way to run any club / firm / organisation / country etc ...[/p][/quote]But he is not running the club? Even so, a level headed approach and ability to keep a cool head would possibly make him a better in business than a person who continually knee-jerks. It might be that he has to become defensive (as you put it) in order to respond to the annoyance that is felt towards those that think they know better?[/p][/quote]I think we will have to agree to disagree on this. I think he attacks other supporters views - with the guise of supporting the clubs decisions and gets on other peoples backs here. What is the point of a message board unless it is to share lots of contrasting opinions? One which continually says - yes - i support that decision (regardless of who knows the real facts) would be a tad dry and a pretty pointless place!![/p][/quote]Fair enough. I do find that a lot of critics are unable to articulate a point and/or react to a setback too quickly. Opinions are often made without any justification and, when challenged, there is a tendency to be petulant rather than engage. I do not think this is down to bias on my part. Unfortunately, this culminates in an argument that is usually irrelevant in any case. By chance, there is currrently a decent chat going on about Hanson. This shows that a sensible exchange is possible. Michael Clayton
  • Score: 1

1:29am Fri 21 Mar 14

Waynus1971 says...

Is it too late to point out that Brian McDermott actually phoned Parkie about Drury. The Leeds boss phoned City to offer their left-back on loan; otherwise we will have probably still been juggling with Bates/McHugh.

And what a signing he looks to be. In the brief spell he has been here, he has certainly looked a class act and his assist for Mclean's goal was quality. I must admit that his age coupled with a lack of games did cause me concerns, but how wrong was I !!
Is it too late to point out that Brian McDermott actually phoned Parkie about Drury. The Leeds boss phoned City to offer their left-back on loan; otherwise we will have probably still been juggling with Bates/McHugh. And what a signing he looks to be. In the brief spell he has been here, he has certainly looked a class act and his assist for Mclean's goal was quality. I must admit that his age coupled with a lack of games did cause me concerns, but how wrong was I !! Waynus1971
  • Score: 0

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