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11:30am

4:58pm

On-loan Shaun Miller scored with the last touch of the game as City tumbled to a dramatic defeat at relegation-threatened Shrewsbury.
The visitors were on course for back-to-back away wins without playing well in a poor game after Andrew Davies prodded them ahead after 79 minutes.
But Shrewsbury were level inside a minute through Jon Taylor before Miller, who only signed from Sheffield United today, snatched the winner.
It was Shrewsbury’s first home win in four months.
The first half was forgettable. Shrewsbury showed more urgency, not surprising given their desperate league position, but did not create too much with the wind advantage behind them.
The only real worry for City came when Jon McLaughlin failed to hang on to a long shot from Asa Hall but they survived the scramble that followed.
City struggled to get going but James Hanson should have at least hit the target with an early chance set up by Aaron Mclean, who also had an effort saved.
And the visitors lost Nathan Doyle just before the break after appearing to tweak his groin.
Hanson had another good opportunity straight after the restart but side-footed Kyle Bennett’s cross tamely at the keeper.
But City took the lead when Davies bundled home Matty Dolan’s cross after a spell of four corners in a row.
That should have been enough against a side clearly devoid of confidence. But City’s celebrations were instantly cut short when Taylor converted Jermaine Grandison’s cross.
And worse followed in the fourth minute of stoppage time. City failed to clear Paul Parry’s cross and Miller slammed the ball home from close range.

4:52pm

And that's it.... City beaten

4:52pm

Parry's cross is not cleared by City and MILLER reacts to loose ball to hook close-range volley past McLaughlin

4:51pm

Agony for City in stoppage time as MILLER scores on his debut

4:49pm

Shrewsbury playing better in the last ten minutes or so than they did in the first 80

4:48pm

Bit of a panic at the back post as Hanson and McLaughlin get in each other's way from scramble.

4:47pm

Taylor's deflected shot goes for a Shrewsbury corner. More defending to do here

4:47pm

Four minutes of extras

4:46pm

Thompson comes on for Mclean

4:45pm

Two minutes of normal time to go

4:43pm

The rain is driving into the stand now. Utter joy

4:41pm

Mclean down for treatment as the players take a breather following that frantic spell.

4:40pm

Shout for handball against Drury is waved away

4:40pm

Miller's shot is blocked by a sliding McArdle and the Shrews sub spoons rebound wide. But the home crowd have come alive/woken up now

4:37pm

But now Shrewsbury are level. Atajic releases Grandison and his cut-back is turned in by TAYLOR as City are caught napping

4:37pm

Dolan's corner is cleared back out to him and his inswinging cross is bundled home by Davies...

4:35pm

And there's the goal! DAVIES

4:34pm

City fans trying to sing the ball into the net. Great corner from Dolan is volleyed behind again by Grandison... why was nobody attacking that ball?

4:34pm

And another...

4:33pm

It pings around the goal mouth and Reach's shot on the turn balloons over the bar. Another corner

4:33pm

At last Reach gets the ball and immediately wins a City corner

4:32pm

And Shrewsbury make their last sub as Celtic loan striker Atajic replaces Eaves. That goes down well with the locals

4:31pm

4:31pm

This game is still there to be won. Shrewsbury are not 23rd by accident

4:29pm

The momentum is lost by a foul from the corner

4:29pm

Better cross from Bennett nodded behind by Grandison. It brings the away fans to life for a bit

4:27pm

Grandison flicks on but Drury nods away and McArdle makes sure with that trusty no-nonsense right boot.

4:27pm

Corner number eight for the Shrews.

4:25pm

City cannot get Reach in the game at all.

4:24pm

4:23pm

Miller comes on for Foley and Wildig for McAllister

4:22pm

Shrewsbury about to make double sub. Miller ready to come on for his debut

4:19pm

Sorry bout that technical hitch but you've not missed much. Hanson sidefoot at the keeper, Hall shot that McLaughlin fumbled and Dolan just been booked for foul on McAllister

4:19pm

Don't know what's just happened but the last 20 minutes seem to have been deleted.....??!!

4:17pm

Bennett's shot goes out for a throw-in.... yes folks it's been that kind of game

4:16pm

Bennett finds Dolan in space but the midfielder opts to shoot from 30 yards out rather than run in. It's a tame effort that rolls through to Anyon

4:15pm

Hanson jumps almost before Jones takes the kick and Shrews hack it away

4:15pm

Free-kick to City to left of Shrews box....

4:12pm

Hall gets hold of it well from 25 yards but it's straight at McLaughlin

4:08pm

Bit more happening now

4:08pm

Goldson header just over the bar from Parry's corner

4:07pm

Vital header out from Davies to clear Parry cross from under his own bar.

4:06pm

Crowd is 5,181 with 656 City fans

4:04pm

Great early chance for Hanson as Bennett whips in inviting cross. Striker meets it with a side-foot but it's no more than a backpass for the relieved keeper

4:02pm

Shrewsbury restart the action as a slither of sun briefly lifts the press box temperature above freezing point

4:00pm

Jones wearing the captain's armband as he is the first to emerge from the tunnel

3:51pm

3:47pm

And the ref blows. Not much else to say

3:46pm

Two minutes of stoppages to play. Sure they'll fly by like the 45 so far

3:44pm

It looks like Doyle might have tweaked his groin

3:43pm

And here's that City sub as Jones replaces Doyle, who looks in some discomfort

3:42pm

Eaves has been booked after one foul too many

3:41pm

Looks like a change in the offing

3:41pm

Now he's down complaining about his groin. Jones steps up his warm-up runs on the touchline

3:40pm

Doyle hobbling after being caught in challenge with Hall

3:39pm

Yes, it's been that memorable

3:39pm

Davies knocked down by Eaves and for a worrying second or so it looked life ref wasn't going to blow as the striker went clear. But he did....

3:37pm

Nine minutes left in the half. It's not been very good

3:34pm

Eaves does Davies for pace as he sprints away towards side of box. Crucial block from Darby when his low cross comes into the goalmouth

3:33pm

Dolan's corner is headed away by Goldson

3:33pm

City gifted a corner thanks to a wayward header from Mkandawire

3:29pm

Bennett and Reach have swapped wings. Reach has done nothing yet against the club where he spent the first half of the season

3:28pm

The keeper does better to claim the kick with both hands.

3:28pm

Hall's long-range shot gives McLaughlin problems. He can only parry it back out and Shrewsbury keep the ball alive to win another corner

3:27pm

Mclean looking lively and alert. That goal last week will have done him the world of good

3:25pm

Just as I say that, Davies' long pass is knocked down by Hanson and Mclean's snap shot is beaten away by keeper Anyon.

3:25pm

It's been a poor game so far. City have only had the Hanson chance - when he should have done better

3:23pm

Parkinson applauds the assistant ref - a little sarcastically - as he flags for a handball against Eaves. It's City's first free-kick

3:21pm

Foley tries his luck from outside the box but it's an easy save

3:21pm

Goldson's dangerous header is headed away by Darby in the six-yard box.

3:21pm

Eaves shot deflected wide for corner number four.

3:19pm

3:18pm

McLaughlin gets through the mix of players to punch it away

3:18pm

Grandison cheers the crowd with at least three attempted step-overs before winning corner off Drury

3:16pm

Bennett peels off his marker to launch into a promising run but his pass for Hanson is cut out on the edge of the box

3:15pm

First rendition of Midland Road as the sun comes out. Still absolutely freezing though

3:14pm

City haven't really got going yet. Shrewsbury desperate for some breakthrough in their battle to beat the drop

3:11pm

City caught napping as Shrews take it short and cross hits McArdle who can then clear away. Bit fortunate not to get punished there

3:11pm

McArdle loses out to Eaves but recovers to make clearing header from Parry's cross. But it's another home corner

3:09pm

Wind proving very difficult for City to judge their passes.

3:06pm

Grandison's header provides McLaughlin with a simple catch.

3:05pm

Corner for Shrewsbury and polite smattering of applause heard from main stand

3:05pm

Parry's cross drifts in the wind and Eaves heads wide at far post.

3:04pm

Bennett cross chested down by Mclean and Hanson jabs shot wide with left foot.

3:03pm

Early chance for City to apply some pressure.

3:02pm

Swirly wind could play a part today. McLaughlin's first clearance hung in the air and struggled to reach the halfway line

3:00pm

City get us going with their fans at their backs in the first half

2:43pm

Is there a better banner anywhere than Shrewsbury's "Breath on 'em Salop"....

2:41pm

Not a day to be a Shrewsbury cheerleader. Chilly as ....

2:29pm

2:25pm

Sheffield United striker Shaun Miller is on the bench after joining Shrewsbury on loan this morning.

The Shrews are desperate for goals - they have scored the fewest in League One. And they have not scored first under Michael Jackson.

SHREWSBURY: Anyon, Grandison, Mkandawire, Goldson, Mills, Taylor, McAllister, Hall, Parry, Foley, Eaves. Subs: Jacobson, Winfield, Miller, Wildig, Woods, Atajic, Weale.

 

2:18pm

Shrewsbury are one of only two clubs in the country not to have had a penalty this season. At least City have had one...

2:10pm

2:09pm

Press box estimates reckon Shaun Miller is the 19th loan player to sign for Shrewsbury this season.

The Sheffield United striker joined today and is on the bench.

2:06pm

Phil Parkinson has named the same team for the third game running.

Matty Dolan again keeps out Gary Jones in central midfield, while Stephen Darby retains the captaincy.

Raffaele De Vita returns to the bench after his nagging thigh injury. Arron Jameson is also back as the sub keeper, with Chris Atkinson the loanee to miss out.

CITY: McLaughlin, Darby, McArdle, Davies, Drury, Bennett, Dolan, Doyle, Reach, Mclean, Hanson. Subs: Jameson, Gray, Thompson, McHugh, Jones, De Vita, Bates.

2:01pm

2:01pm

Having spoken to several locals, Shrewsbury can be pronounced either way!

Generally those south of the River Severn call it Shrow; to the north it's Shroe..... So now you know!

1:59pm

Good afternoon and welcome from a bitterly cold Greenhous Meadow as City take on relegation-fighting Shrewsbury.

All the statistics point to an away win. Shrewsbury have the worst home record in the division with only three points from a possible 30 here since beating Notts County on November 23 - when Adam Reach scored the goal.

They haven't scored first in a game since New Year's Day either!

Records are there to be broken, as we all know. Let's hope it's not today.....

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2:13pm Sat 22 Mar 14

torreyman says...

Come on BCFC don't make this another Banana skin match put another three points in the bag
Come on BCFC don't make this another Banana skin match put another three points in the bag torreyman
  • Score: 0

3:11pm Sat 22 Mar 14

Boing-Boing says...

Has anyone noticed were trying to fill a team of M + D's !!! McClean, McHugh,McCardle and Jonny Mac! Darby, Doyle, Davies, Drury, Dolan!!

Hope we "takeaway" 3 points today

Ctid
Has anyone noticed were trying to fill a team of M + D's !!! McClean, McHugh,McCardle and Jonny Mac! Darby, Doyle, Davies, Drury, Dolan!! Hope we "takeaway" 3 points today Ctid Boing-Boing
  • Score: 1

4:54pm Sat 22 Mar 14

tyker7745 says...

shocker
shocker tyker7745
  • Score: 4

5:10pm Sat 22 Mar 14

Boing-Boing says...

We need to deal with these losses against bottom teams, Tranmere, Notts cty
And Crewe have all beaten us this season whilst at the bottom, and shrews were at the bottom when that late goal went in as Notts won! Unlucky I know as it was the last kick but still....!
Is it over confidence? What ever it is parky needs to address it, another 12 points and look were we would be.
We need to deal with these losses against bottom teams, Tranmere, Notts cty And Crewe have all beaten us this season whilst at the bottom, and shrews were at the bottom when that late goal went in as Notts won! Unlucky I know as it was the last kick but still....! Is it over confidence? What ever it is parky needs to address it, another 12 points and look were we would be. Boing-Boing
  • Score: 5

5:29pm Sat 22 Mar 14

shoesmaker26 says...

must get back on track not a good result , come on city lets get back to wining ways and as above we do seem to get beat by all the teams that carnt bye a win ,until we tern up come on city
must get back on track not a good result , come on city lets get back to wining ways and as above we do seem to get beat by all the teams that carnt bye a win ,until we tern up come on city shoesmaker26
  • Score: 1

5:52pm Sat 22 Mar 14

Baby Bantam says...

That was just awful and I don't think I've ever been as cold
That was just awful and I don't think I've ever been as cold Baby Bantam
  • Score: 2

6:18pm Sat 22 Mar 14

Cityman23 says...

Listening to the Pulse, Ian Ormondroyd's sigh at the winning Shrewsbury goal said it all!

Shrewsbury were surely there for the taking but, like all the others at the bottom City have played -Tranmere. Notts County and Stevenage-NOT where the Bantams are concerned. We don't like to make things easier for ourselves!

It seems Kyle Bennett was City's MOTM, whilst Adam Reach had a poor game . James Hanson increased his fouls' total and Aaron McLean was once again, subbed, without a goal.

OK, the Shropshire side have always given City a 'game' but today, we, once again shot ourselves in the foot (or perhaps both feet!). The Walsall game is a must win with two away games following, but Walsall got a draw with Leyton Orient today-they'll be no pushovers!
Listening to the Pulse, Ian Ormondroyd's sigh at the winning Shrewsbury goal said it all! Shrewsbury were surely there for the taking but, like all the others at the bottom City have played -Tranmere. Notts County and Stevenage-NOT where the Bantams are concerned. We don't like to make things easier for ourselves! It seems Kyle Bennett was City's MOTM, whilst Adam Reach had a poor game . James Hanson increased his fouls' total and Aaron McLean was once again, subbed, without a goal. OK, the Shropshire side have always given City a 'game' but today, we, once again shot ourselves in the foot (or perhaps both feet!). The Walsall game is a must win with two away games following, but Walsall got a draw with Leyton Orient today-they'll be no pushovers! Cityman23
  • Score: 2

6:26pm Sat 22 Mar 14

albioff says...

Boing-Boing wrote:
We need to deal with these losses against bottom teams, Tranmere, Notts cty
And Crewe have all beaten us this season whilst at the bottom, and shrews were at the bottom when that late goal went in as Notts won! Unlucky I know as it was the last kick but still....!
Is it over confidence? What ever it is parky needs to address it, another 12 points and look were we would be.
Yes agreed, and they also need to sort out why we seem unable to hold on to a goal lead. Time and time again we score and then you just wait for one going in at the other end and far too many times it happens bang on cue. within minutes.
[quote][p][bold]Boing-Boing[/bold] wrote: We need to deal with these losses against bottom teams, Tranmere, Notts cty And Crewe have all beaten us this season whilst at the bottom, and shrews were at the bottom when that late goal went in as Notts won! Unlucky I know as it was the last kick but still....! Is it over confidence? What ever it is parky needs to address it, another 12 points and look were we would be.[/p][/quote]Yes agreed, and they also need to sort out why we seem unable to hold on to a goal lead. Time and time again we score and then you just wait for one going in at the other end and far too many times it happens bang on cue. within minutes. albioff
  • Score: 4

6:58pm Sat 22 Mar 14

lawsonio123 says...

City did not play well today against a poor team a number of our players had a off day. These things do happen in football but are happening a little to often. However i am sure Mr Parkinson will sort it out before next season and give us a chance to move on
City did not play well today against a poor team a number of our players had a off day. These things do happen in football but are happening a little to often. However i am sure Mr Parkinson will sort it out before next season and give us a chance to move on lawsonio123
  • Score: 2

7:56pm Sat 22 Mar 14

bcfcincheshire says...

Second worst result of the season after Stevenage reverse. Think it has bbecome a psychological thing now...we panic even when ahead! Ridiculous result from the position we were in...we completely lack any authority in situations like this...obviously Stevenage, Shrewsbury, Carlisle & Tranmere are where they are in the league because they generally struggle to avoid losing..whereas City are where they are because they struggle to win - even when ahead. City's 12 defeats are only worse than seven clubs...but their 10 wins are pitifully few...the aforementioned teams have all capitalised on our inability to attack consistently and manage to win more than we lose..
Unsure if sports psychology isn't universally needed. ..alongside a better plan once ahead in matches - should have beaten Swindon, Gillingham, Stevenage and the Shrews today...Parky needs more goals from midfield. ..whatever it takes and a full pre season for Aaron
Second worst result of the season after Stevenage reverse. Think it has bbecome a psychological thing now...we panic even when ahead! Ridiculous result from the position we were in...we completely lack any authority in situations like this...obviously Stevenage, Shrewsbury, Carlisle & Tranmere are where they are in the league because they generally struggle to avoid losing..whereas City are where they are because they struggle to win - even when ahead. City's 12 defeats are only worse than seven clubs...but their 10 wins are pitifully few...the aforementioned teams have all capitalised on our inability to attack consistently and manage to win more than we lose.. Unsure if sports psychology isn't universally needed. ..alongside a better plan once ahead in matches - should have beaten Swindon, Gillingham, Stevenage and the Shrews today...Parky needs more goals from midfield. ..whatever it takes and a full pre season for Aaron bcfcincheshire
  • Score: 3

9:26pm Sat 22 Mar 14

torreyman says...

SHAMBLES!!! that's all
SHAMBLES!!! that's all torreyman
  • Score: 5

10:00pm Sat 22 Mar 14

Dave2610 says...

6 men plus the goalie behind the ball and still let soft goals in its a shambles at the back !!
6 men plus the goalie behind the ball and still let soft goals in its a shambles at the back !! Dave2610
  • Score: 5

1:41am Sun 23 Mar 14

Bradford1903 says...

Muat admit, when I read about Shrewbury's home record I feared the worst, as when a side is on a long winless run, we usually oblige and gift them the 3 points.

We tend to approach matches against teams near the bottom as a mustn't lose, rather than trying to get that 1st goal and exploit their brittle confidence.

Our away record under Parky's tenure has been distinctly average, and it will continue to be, until we are more positive against sides below us in the table.
Muat admit, when I read about Shrewbury's home record I feared the worst, as when a side is on a long winless run, we usually oblige and gift them the 3 points. We tend to approach matches against teams near the bottom as a mustn't lose, rather than trying to get that 1st goal and exploit their brittle confidence. Our away record under Parky's tenure has been distinctly average, and it will continue to be, until we are more positive against sides below us in the table. Bradford1903
  • Score: 5

7:13am Sun 23 Mar 14

bcfcincheshire says...

Bradford1903 wrote:
Muat admit, when I read about Shrewbury's home record I feared the worst, as when a side is on a long winless run, we usually oblige and gift them the 3 points. We tend to approach matches against teams near the bottom as a mustn't lose, rather than trying to get that 1st goal and exploit their brittle confidence. Our away record under Parky's tenure has been distinctly average, and it will continue to be, until we are more positive against sides below us in the table.
The concerning thing now though is it's our confidence that is continually brittle and we are beaten by sides who have no real fear about our play...we are a mid table side as long as we win six and draw three out the first ten matches again next season....in other words something needs to change in the summer. ..Rotherham are way ahead of us...I fear SKY TV will show this in 3 weeks time. ..and it may be time to make a change to personnel and style now Wells is long gone..home rresults are the main downfall...simply hardly ever win at VP...only six times all season. ...Walsall must be the seventh to lift everyone again before likely defeat at Orient.
[quote][p][bold]Bradford1903[/bold] wrote: Muat admit, when I read about Shrewbury's home record I feared the worst, as when a side is on a long winless run, we usually oblige and gift them the 3 points. We tend to approach matches against teams near the bottom as a mustn't lose, rather than trying to get that 1st goal and exploit their brittle confidence. Our away record under Parky's tenure has been distinctly average, and it will continue to be, until we are more positive against sides below us in the table.[/p][/quote]The concerning thing now though is it's our confidence that is continually brittle and we are beaten by sides who have no real fear about our play...we are a mid table side as long as we win six and draw three out the first ten matches again next season....in other words something needs to change in the summer. ..Rotherham are way ahead of us...I fear SKY TV will show this in 3 weeks time. ..and it may be time to make a change to personnel and style now Wells is long gone..home rresults are the main downfall...simply hardly ever win at VP...only six times all season. ...Walsall must be the seventh to lift everyone again before likely defeat at Orient. bcfcincheshire
  • Score: 3

8:48am Sun 23 Mar 14

streetcar says...

Boing-Boing wrote:
We need to deal with these losses against bottom teams, Tranmere, Notts cty
And Crewe have all beaten us this season whilst at the bottom, and shrews were at the bottom when that late goal went in as Notts won! Unlucky I know as it was the last kick but still....!
Is it over confidence? What ever it is parky needs to address it, another 12 points and look were we would be.
Perhaps its because we are no better than them, the good run at the run at the season start as masked our weaknesses
[quote][p][bold]Boing-Boing[/bold] wrote: We need to deal with these losses against bottom teams, Tranmere, Notts cty And Crewe have all beaten us this season whilst at the bottom, and shrews were at the bottom when that late goal went in as Notts won! Unlucky I know as it was the last kick but still....! Is it over confidence? What ever it is parky needs to address it, another 12 points and look were we would be.[/p][/quote]Perhaps its because we are no better than them, the good run at the run at the season start as masked our weaknesses streetcar
  • Score: 2

9:06am Sun 23 Mar 14

albioff says...

I think that at the seasons end, assuming we are safe, then there must be a full review of our obvious failings, i.e the way we play, the way we lower our game to match sides below us, brittle defence, lack of goals from various sections, also the signings we need and also who should be making them. I'm not saying dump p.p but they should have long hard look at all this first before doing anything.
I think that at the seasons end, assuming we are safe, then there must be a full review of our obvious failings, i.e the way we play, the way we lower our game to match sides below us, brittle defence, lack of goals from various sections, also the signings we need and also who should be making them. I'm not saying dump p.p but they should have long hard look at all this first before doing anything. albioff
  • Score: 7

9:46am Sun 23 Mar 14

bcfc1903 says...

Wasn't expecting that, to take the lead with 10 minutes left should have secured a win especially at a team who's confidence is brittle. As I've said previously BCFC have enough quality in the team to secure the points needed but complacency can't be tolerated. I'm sure there will be a reaction for the Walsall game which will be another difficult fixture. Nine fixtures are left, play them with the same intensity shown against Port Vale, Colchester and MK Dons and we'll be fine. So dust ourselves down and we go again on Tuesday!!!!!
Wasn't expecting that, to take the lead with 10 minutes left should have secured a win especially at a team who's confidence is brittle. As I've said previously BCFC have enough quality in the team to secure the points needed but complacency can't be tolerated. I'm sure there will be a reaction for the Walsall game which will be another difficult fixture. Nine fixtures are left, play them with the same intensity shown against Port Vale, Colchester and MK Dons and we'll be fine. So dust ourselves down and we go again on Tuesday!!!!! bcfc1903
  • Score: 5

10:23am Sun 23 Mar 14

Baby Bantam says...

Cityman23 wrote:
Listening to the Pulse, Ian Ormondroyd's sigh at the winning Shrewsbury goal said it all!

Shrewsbury were surely there for the taking but, like all the others at the bottom City have played -Tranmere. Notts County and Stevenage-NOT where the Bantams are concerned. We don't like to make things easier for ourselves!

It seems Kyle Bennett was City's MOTM, whilst Adam Reach had a poor game . James Hanson increased his fouls' total and Aaron McLean was once again, subbed, without a goal.

OK, the Shropshire side have always given City a 'game' but today, we, once again shot ourselves in the foot (or perhaps both feet!). The Walsall game is a must win with two away games following, but Walsall got a draw with Leyton Orient today-they'll be no pushovers!
I disagree with your man of the match, yes the defence was shocking but how many times did Darby clear the ball in the first half when it looked like they were in and McArdle just stood around looking at everyone like he didn't know what to do. MOTM for me was Darby yet again, Bennett looked good coming forward but gave the ball away cheaply which they scored from, McClean didn't do a thing, correct me if I'm wrong but I don't think he even got a solid shot off and Hanson was just as bad,

hope Doyle's ok though
[quote][p][bold]Cityman23[/bold] wrote: Listening to the Pulse, Ian Ormondroyd's sigh at the winning Shrewsbury goal said it all! Shrewsbury were surely there for the taking but, like all the others at the bottom City have played -Tranmere. Notts County and Stevenage-NOT where the Bantams are concerned. We don't like to make things easier for ourselves! It seems Kyle Bennett was City's MOTM, whilst Adam Reach had a poor game . James Hanson increased his fouls' total and Aaron McLean was once again, subbed, without a goal. OK, the Shropshire side have always given City a 'game' but today, we, once again shot ourselves in the foot (or perhaps both feet!). The Walsall game is a must win with two away games following, but Walsall got a draw with Leyton Orient today-they'll be no pushovers![/p][/quote]I disagree with your man of the match, yes the defence was shocking but how many times did Darby clear the ball in the first half when it looked like they were in and McArdle just stood around looking at everyone like he didn't know what to do. MOTM for me was Darby yet again, Bennett looked good coming forward but gave the ball away cheaply which they scored from, McClean didn't do a thing, correct me if I'm wrong but I don't think he even got a solid shot off and Hanson was just as bad, hope Doyle's ok though Baby Bantam
  • Score: 2

10:32am Sun 23 Mar 14

bcfc1903 says...

Baby Bantam wrote:
Cityman23 wrote:
Listening to the Pulse, Ian Ormondroyd's sigh at the winning Shrewsbury goal said it all!

Shrewsbury were surely there for the taking but, like all the others at the bottom City have played -Tranmere. Notts County and Stevenage-NOT where the Bantams are concerned. We don't like to make things easier for ourselves!

It seems Kyle Bennett was City's MOTM, whilst Adam Reach had a poor game . James Hanson increased his fouls' total and Aaron McLean was once again, subbed, without a goal.

OK, the Shropshire side have always given City a 'game' but today, we, once again shot ourselves in the foot (or perhaps both feet!). The Walsall game is a must win with two away games following, but Walsall got a draw with Leyton Orient today-they'll be no pushovers!
I disagree with your man of the match, yes the defence was shocking but how many times did Darby clear the ball in the first half when it looked like they were in and McArdle just stood around looking at everyone like he didn't know what to do. MOTM for me was Darby yet again, Bennett looked good coming forward but gave the ball away cheaply which they scored from, McClean didn't do a thing, correct me if I'm wrong but I don't think he even got a solid shot off and Hanson was just as bad,

hope Doyle's ok though
The Shrewsbury keeper dived full length to save an Aaron Mclean shot in the first half.
[quote][p][bold]Baby Bantam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cityman23[/bold] wrote: Listening to the Pulse, Ian Ormondroyd's sigh at the winning Shrewsbury goal said it all! Shrewsbury were surely there for the taking but, like all the others at the bottom City have played -Tranmere. Notts County and Stevenage-NOT where the Bantams are concerned. We don't like to make things easier for ourselves! It seems Kyle Bennett was City's MOTM, whilst Adam Reach had a poor game . James Hanson increased his fouls' total and Aaron McLean was once again, subbed, without a goal. OK, the Shropshire side have always given City a 'game' but today, we, once again shot ourselves in the foot (or perhaps both feet!). The Walsall game is a must win with two away games following, but Walsall got a draw with Leyton Orient today-they'll be no pushovers![/p][/quote]I disagree with your man of the match, yes the defence was shocking but how many times did Darby clear the ball in the first half when it looked like they were in and McArdle just stood around looking at everyone like he didn't know what to do. MOTM for me was Darby yet again, Bennett looked good coming forward but gave the ball away cheaply which they scored from, McClean didn't do a thing, correct me if I'm wrong but I don't think he even got a solid shot off and Hanson was just as bad, hope Doyle's ok though[/p][/quote]The Shrewsbury keeper dived full length to save an Aaron Mclean shot in the first half. bcfc1903
  • Score: 1

10:55am Sun 23 Mar 14

Olivermac says...

Baby Bantam wrote:
Cityman23 wrote:
Listening to the Pulse, Ian Ormondroyd's sigh at the winning Shrewsbury goal said it all!

Shrewsbury were surely there for the taking but, like all the others at the bottom City have played -Tranmere. Notts County and Stevenage-NOT where the Bantams are concerned. We don't like to make things easier for ourselves!

It seems Kyle Bennett was City's MOTM, whilst Adam Reach had a poor game . James Hanson increased his fouls' total and Aaron McLean was once again, subbed, without a goal.

OK, the Shropshire side have always given City a 'game' but today, we, once again shot ourselves in the foot (or perhaps both feet!). The Walsall game is a must win with two away games following, but Walsall got a draw with Leyton Orient today-they'll be no pushovers!
I disagree with your man of the match, yes the defence was shocking but how many times did Darby clear the ball in the first half when it looked like they were in and McArdle just stood around looking at everyone like he didn't know what to do. MOTM for me was Darby yet again, Bennett looked good coming forward but gave the ball away cheaply which they scored from, McClean didn't do a thing, correct me if I'm wrong but I don't think he even got a solid shot off and Hanson was just as bad,

hope Doyle's ok though
For me Bennett was one of the few out of the team that had a good game yes he was unfortunate to give the ball away on the odd occasion but he is not a defender two incidents in the whole 94 min of the game was when Hanson had a gift of a goal set up by Bennett in the 6yd box just the goalkeeper to beat and it looked like a pass back as opposed to a shot and the only other worthwhile talking point at the game was the attitude and application of some of the City players Derby was his usual self and Bennett was MOTM and when Doyle was replaced I was quite pleased because he had not contributed for the 40min he spent on the pitch and was hoping that bringing Jones on would have sparked some life in to a very poor performance by City trouble is it got even worse apart from the 4 successive corners that resulted in City scoring.
[quote][p][bold]Baby Bantam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cityman23[/bold] wrote: Listening to the Pulse, Ian Ormondroyd's sigh at the winning Shrewsbury goal said it all! Shrewsbury were surely there for the taking but, like all the others at the bottom City have played -Tranmere. Notts County and Stevenage-NOT where the Bantams are concerned. We don't like to make things easier for ourselves! It seems Kyle Bennett was City's MOTM, whilst Adam Reach had a poor game . James Hanson increased his fouls' total and Aaron McLean was once again, subbed, without a goal. OK, the Shropshire side have always given City a 'game' but today, we, once again shot ourselves in the foot (or perhaps both feet!). The Walsall game is a must win with two away games following, but Walsall got a draw with Leyton Orient today-they'll be no pushovers![/p][/quote]I disagree with your man of the match, yes the defence was shocking but how many times did Darby clear the ball in the first half when it looked like they were in and McArdle just stood around looking at everyone like he didn't know what to do. MOTM for me was Darby yet again, Bennett looked good coming forward but gave the ball away cheaply which they scored from, McClean didn't do a thing, correct me if I'm wrong but I don't think he even got a solid shot off and Hanson was just as bad, hope Doyle's ok though[/p][/quote]For me Bennett was one of the few out of the team that had a good game yes he was unfortunate to give the ball away on the odd occasion but he is not a defender two incidents in the whole 94 min of the game was when Hanson had a gift of a goal set up by Bennett in the 6yd box just the goalkeeper to beat and it looked like a pass back as opposed to a shot and the only other worthwhile talking point at the game was the attitude and application of some of the City players Derby was his usual self and Bennett was MOTM and when Doyle was replaced I was quite pleased because he had not contributed for the 40min he spent on the pitch and was hoping that bringing Jones on would have sparked some life in to a very poor performance by City trouble is it got even worse apart from the 4 successive corners that resulted in City scoring. Olivermac
  • Score: -1

11:24am Sun 23 Mar 14

Cityman23 says...

Baby Bantam wrote:
Cityman23 wrote:
Listening to the Pulse, Ian Ormondroyd's sigh at the winning Shrewsbury goal said it all!

Shrewsbury were surely there for the taking but, like all the others at the bottom City have played -Tranmere. Notts County and Stevenage-NOT where the Bantams are concerned. We don't like to make things easier for ourselves!

It seems Kyle Bennett was City's MOTM, whilst Adam Reach had a poor game . James Hanson increased his fouls' total and Aaron McLean was once again, subbed, without a goal.

OK, the Shropshire side have always given City a 'game' but today, we, once again shot ourselves in the foot (or perhaps both feet!). The Walsall game is a must win with two away games following, but Walsall got a draw with Leyton Orient today-they'll be no pushovers!
I disagree with your man of the match, yes the defence was shocking but how many times did Darby clear the ball in the first half when it looked like they were in and McArdle just stood around looking at everyone like he didn't know what to do. MOTM for me was Darby yet again, Bennett looked good coming forward but gave the ball away cheaply which they scored from, McClean didn't do a thing, correct me if I'm wrong but I don't think he even got a solid shot off and Hanson was just as bad,

hope Doyle's ok though
Bennett wasn't my man of the match. He was Ian Ormondroyd's on the 'Pulse'. Ian did say Darby gave his usual consistent 7/10 performance!
[quote][p][bold]Baby Bantam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cityman23[/bold] wrote: Listening to the Pulse, Ian Ormondroyd's sigh at the winning Shrewsbury goal said it all! Shrewsbury were surely there for the taking but, like all the others at the bottom City have played -Tranmere. Notts County and Stevenage-NOT where the Bantams are concerned. We don't like to make things easier for ourselves! It seems Kyle Bennett was City's MOTM, whilst Adam Reach had a poor game . James Hanson increased his fouls' total and Aaron McLean was once again, subbed, without a goal. OK, the Shropshire side have always given City a 'game' but today, we, once again shot ourselves in the foot (or perhaps both feet!). The Walsall game is a must win with two away games following, but Walsall got a draw with Leyton Orient today-they'll be no pushovers![/p][/quote]I disagree with your man of the match, yes the defence was shocking but how many times did Darby clear the ball in the first half when it looked like they were in and McArdle just stood around looking at everyone like he didn't know what to do. MOTM for me was Darby yet again, Bennett looked good coming forward but gave the ball away cheaply which they scored from, McClean didn't do a thing, correct me if I'm wrong but I don't think he even got a solid shot off and Hanson was just as bad, hope Doyle's ok though[/p][/quote]Bennett wasn't my man of the match. He was Ian Ormondroyd's on the 'Pulse'. Ian did say Darby gave his usual consistent 7/10 performance! Cityman23
  • Score: -1

11:47am Sun 23 Mar 14

shoesmaker26 says...

not enough goals in the team other than hanson we do not score much to be honest from the other players bit of a worry as we need to sort this as we are now looking more on the lower side of things than the up sides come on city lets get back to wining ways once again
not enough goals in the team other than hanson we do not score much to be honest from the other players bit of a worry as we need to sort this as we are now looking more on the lower side of things than the up sides come on city lets get back to wining ways once again shoesmaker26
  • Score: 2

12:30pm Sun 23 Mar 14

flashman says...

We were again woeful. It needs to be addressed for next season or we WILL go down, we are under achievers, I hate to say it but look at Rotherscum they are miles ahead of us, do they have more to spend no just BETTER players, with I really hate to say it a BETTER manager. The only thing left to cheer about this season would be a win against them, but we all know we’ll get trounced. The end of the season can’t come too soon. I hope there’s some money in the coffers to rebuild the team and it doesn’t mysteriously disappear in administration ! Moan over !
We were again woeful. It needs to be addressed for next season or we WILL go down, we are under achievers, I hate to say it but look at Rotherscum they are miles ahead of us, do they have more to spend no just BETTER players, with I really hate to say it a BETTER manager. The only thing left to cheer about this season would be a win against them, but we all know we’ll get trounced. The end of the season can’t come too soon. I hope there’s some money in the coffers to rebuild the team and it doesn’t mysteriously disappear in administration ! Moan over ! flashman
  • Score: 5

2:06pm Sun 23 Mar 14

Bradford Lad BD9 says...

Honestly what a joke, Were ahead by 1 goal with 10 mins or so left and what do we do, We lose the game what kind of mentality do these players have, USELESS, SIMPLE
Honestly what a joke, Were ahead by 1 goal with 10 mins or so left and what do we do, We lose the game what kind of mentality do these players have, USELESS, SIMPLE Bradford Lad BD9
  • Score: 4

2:14pm Sun 23 Mar 14

Living the dream says...

Hello All

I was at the game yesterday, my first of the season (due to work commitments) and I have to say it was a very poor game.

I am not going to comment on individual players as I am sure like someone said above it was an off day for Bradford. However what I can't forgive is when out keeper takes a goalkick, freekick or whatever and the city player does not even challenge for the ball (even if he can't win the header at least challenge). I even counted 3 times where the long ball was allowed to bounce in the middle of the pitch. Shocking,

Full marks to the Bradford crowd, and the Shrewsbury steward who told me how he always looked forward to the City fans coming to the ground as they are excellent ambassadors for football.

JD
Hello All I was at the game yesterday, my first of the season (due to work commitments) and I have to say it was a very poor game. I am not going to comment on individual players as I am sure like someone said above it was an off day for Bradford. However what I can't forgive is when out keeper takes a goalkick, freekick or whatever and the city player does not even challenge for the ball (even if he can't win the header at least challenge). I even counted 3 times where the long ball was allowed to bounce in the middle of the pitch. Shocking, Full marks to the Bradford crowd, and the Shrewsbury steward who told me how he always looked forward to the City fans coming to the ground as they are excellent ambassadors for football. JD Living the dream
  • Score: 4

4:26pm Sun 23 Mar 14

ilkleyborn says...

once again city snatch defeat out of the jaws of victory! what a set of plant pots. why is it only half the team turn up for a game? If only half the supporters turned up for a game the club would fold.
once again city snatch defeat out of the jaws of victory! what a set of plant pots. why is it only half the team turn up for a game? If only half the supporters turned up for a game the club would fold. ilkleyborn
  • Score: 4

4:35pm Sun 23 Mar 14

Baby Bantam says...

bcfc1903 wrote:
Baby Bantam wrote:
Cityman23 wrote:
Listening to the Pulse, Ian Ormondroyd's sigh at the winning Shrewsbury goal said it all!

Shrewsbury were surely there for the taking but, like all the others at the bottom City have played -Tranmere. Notts County and Stevenage-NOT where the Bantams are concerned. We don't like to make things easier for ourselves!

It seems Kyle Bennett was City's MOTM, whilst Adam Reach had a poor game . James Hanson increased his fouls' total and Aaron McLean was once again, subbed, without a goal.

OK, the Shropshire side have always given City a 'game' but today, we, once again shot ourselves in the foot (or perhaps both feet!). The Walsall game is a must win with two away games following, but Walsall got a draw with Leyton Orient today-they'll be no pushovers!
I disagree with your man of the match, yes the defence was shocking but how many times did Darby clear the ball in the first half when it looked like they were in and McArdle just stood around looking at everyone like he didn't know what to do. MOTM for me was Darby yet again, Bennett looked good coming forward but gave the ball away cheaply which they scored from, McClean didn't do a thing, correct me if I'm wrong but I don't think he even got a solid shot off and Hanson was just as bad,

hope Doyle's ok though
The Shrewsbury keeper dived full length to save an Aaron Mclean shot in the first half.
I said correct me if I'm wrong and you have, thanks for that
[quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Baby Bantam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cityman23[/bold] wrote: Listening to the Pulse, Ian Ormondroyd's sigh at the winning Shrewsbury goal said it all! Shrewsbury were surely there for the taking but, like all the others at the bottom City have played -Tranmere. Notts County and Stevenage-NOT where the Bantams are concerned. We don't like to make things easier for ourselves! It seems Kyle Bennett was City's MOTM, whilst Adam Reach had a poor game . James Hanson increased his fouls' total and Aaron McLean was once again, subbed, without a goal. OK, the Shropshire side have always given City a 'game' but today, we, once again shot ourselves in the foot (or perhaps both feet!). The Walsall game is a must win with two away games following, but Walsall got a draw with Leyton Orient today-they'll be no pushovers![/p][/quote]I disagree with your man of the match, yes the defence was shocking but how many times did Darby clear the ball in the first half when it looked like they were in and McArdle just stood around looking at everyone like he didn't know what to do. MOTM for me was Darby yet again, Bennett looked good coming forward but gave the ball away cheaply which they scored from, McClean didn't do a thing, correct me if I'm wrong but I don't think he even got a solid shot off and Hanson was just as bad, hope Doyle's ok though[/p][/quote]The Shrewsbury keeper dived full length to save an Aaron Mclean shot in the first half.[/p][/quote]I said correct me if I'm wrong and you have, thanks for that Baby Bantam
  • Score: 1

5:19pm Sun 23 Mar 14

bcfc1903 says...

Just like to add ,, if I hear McDermott spouting about LUFC once more in that tripe piped onto this site I'm going to throw up. No Brian, nice guy that you are...you're stuck at a **** club with fickle supporters and to top it all, could have a convicted criminal installed as chairman. Now give it a rest!!!!
Just like to add ,, if I hear McDermott spouting about LUFC once more in that tripe piped onto this site I'm going to throw up. No Brian, nice guy that you are...you're stuck at a **** club with fickle supporters and to top it all, could have a convicted criminal installed as chairman. Now give it a rest!!!! bcfc1903
  • Score: 0

5:37pm Mon 24 Mar 14

diffident says...

On a freezing cold day with a howling wind blowing and two poor teams playing each other it was never going to be anything but a dreadful game, and indeed it was. The disappointing thing for me, apart from the fact we let a side as bad as Shrewsbury beat us was that our two best players in recent weeks didn't show up. Reach looked like a nervous youngster on debut and couldn't get rid of the ball fast enough and Hanson was so ineffective my lot thought he was carrying a knock. With those two under performing our chronic lack of alternative attacking options was cruelly exposed and as someone has already alluded to, if Darbs (easily our best player) hadn't been there to make last minute clearances and interceptions on the rare occasions Shrewsbury threatened, Town would have had the game won long before their injury time winner.

Relegation anyone?
On a freezing cold day with a howling wind blowing and two poor teams playing each other it was never going to be anything but a dreadful game, and indeed it was. The disappointing thing for me, apart from the fact we let a side as bad as Shrewsbury beat us was that our two best players in recent weeks didn't show up. Reach looked like a nervous youngster on debut and couldn't get rid of the ball fast enough and Hanson was so ineffective my lot thought he was carrying a knock. With those two under performing our chronic lack of alternative attacking options was cruelly exposed and as someone has already alluded to, if Darbs (easily our best player) hadn't been there to make last minute clearances and interceptions on the rare occasions Shrewsbury threatened, Town would have had the game won long before their injury time winner. Relegation anyone? diffident
  • Score: 0

5:41pm Mon 24 Mar 14

Michael Clayton says...

bcfc1903 wrote:
Just like to add ,, if I hear McDermott spouting about LUFC once more in that tripe piped onto this site I'm going to throw up. No Brian, nice guy that you are...you're stuck at a **** club with fickle supporters and to top it all, could have a convicted criminal installed as chairman. Now give it a rest!!!!
In fairness, I do not think their fans are fickle. An average home crowd of nearly 26,000 supporting a shambles of a club is something to be envious of.
[quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: Just like to add ,, if I hear McDermott spouting about LUFC once more in that tripe piped onto this site I'm going to throw up. No Brian, nice guy that you are...you're stuck at a **** club with fickle supporters and to top it all, could have a convicted criminal installed as chairman. Now give it a rest!!!![/p][/quote]In fairness, I do not think their fans are fickle. An average home crowd of nearly 26,000 supporting a shambles of a club is something to be envious of. Michael Clayton
  • Score: -2

7:37pm Mon 24 Mar 14

bcfc1903 says...

Michael Clayton wrote:
bcfc1903 wrote:
Just like to add ,, if I hear McDermott spouting about LUFC once more in that tripe piped onto this site I'm going to throw up. No Brian, nice guy that you are...you're stuck at a **** club with fickle supporters and to top it all, could have a convicted criminal installed as chairman. Now give it a rest!!!!
In fairness, I do not think their fans are fickle. An average home crowd of nearly 26,000 supporting a shambles of a club is something to be envious of.
They moan like hell Michael, it's a West Yorkshire trait. They do fan ticket deals since Bates left, hence the increase in fans, some of their fans were the first to moan about BCFC's cheap ST ticket deals but little is heard about LUFC doing the same for match day tickets. Leeds has a population of 750,000, (26,000), I'm guessing that isn't much different to BCFC averaging 14,000 with a population of 523,000, I agree the poor sods have to put up with a dire situation but it's nothing new to us case hardened BCFC fans, we really have stood the test of time.

Hopefully a win against Walsall tomorrow Michael.
[quote][p][bold]Michael Clayton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: Just like to add ,, if I hear McDermott spouting about LUFC once more in that tripe piped onto this site I'm going to throw up. No Brian, nice guy that you are...you're stuck at a **** club with fickle supporters and to top it all, could have a convicted criminal installed as chairman. Now give it a rest!!!![/p][/quote]In fairness, I do not think their fans are fickle. An average home crowd of nearly 26,000 supporting a shambles of a club is something to be envious of.[/p][/quote]They moan like hell Michael, it's a West Yorkshire trait. They do fan ticket deals since Bates left, hence the increase in fans, some of their fans were the first to moan about BCFC's cheap ST ticket deals but little is heard about LUFC doing the same for match day tickets. Leeds has a population of 750,000, (26,000), I'm guessing that isn't much different to BCFC averaging 14,000 with a population of 523,000, I agree the poor sods have to put up with a dire situation but it's nothing new to us case hardened BCFC fans, we really have stood the test of time. Hopefully a win against Walsall tomorrow Michael. bcfc1903
  • Score: 0

12:40pm Tue 25 Mar 14

Michael Clayton says...

bcfc1903 wrote:
Michael Clayton wrote:
bcfc1903 wrote: Just like to add ,, if I hear McDermott spouting about LUFC once more in that tripe piped onto this site I'm going to throw up. No Brian, nice guy that you are...you're stuck at a **** club with fickle supporters and to top it all, could have a convicted criminal installed as chairman. Now give it a rest!!!!
In fairness, I do not think their fans are fickle. An average home crowd of nearly 26,000 supporting a shambles of a club is something to be envious of.
They moan like hell Michael, it's a West Yorkshire trait. They do fan ticket deals since Bates left, hence the increase in fans, some of their fans were the first to moan about BCFC's cheap ST ticket deals but little is heard about LUFC doing the same for match day tickets. Leeds has a population of 750,000, (26,000), I'm guessing that isn't much different to BCFC averaging 14,000 with a population of 523,000, I agree the poor sods have to put up with a dire situation but it's nothing new to us case hardened BCFC fans, we really have stood the test of time. Hopefully a win against Walsall tomorrow Michael.
I was not trying to include City in any form of comparison. However, as you have gone like for like, one thing that is clear is that City is being run with due care whilst United is in financial meltdown.

There is a lot to be said for maintaining a steady ship.
[quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Michael Clayton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: Just like to add ,, if I hear McDermott spouting about LUFC once more in that tripe piped onto this site I'm going to throw up. No Brian, nice guy that you are...you're stuck at a **** club with fickle supporters and to top it all, could have a convicted criminal installed as chairman. Now give it a rest!!!![/p][/quote]In fairness, I do not think their fans are fickle. An average home crowd of nearly 26,000 supporting a shambles of a club is something to be envious of.[/p][/quote]They moan like hell Michael, it's a West Yorkshire trait. They do fan ticket deals since Bates left, hence the increase in fans, some of their fans were the first to moan about BCFC's cheap ST ticket deals but little is heard about LUFC doing the same for match day tickets. Leeds has a population of 750,000, (26,000), I'm guessing that isn't much different to BCFC averaging 14,000 with a population of 523,000, I agree the poor sods have to put up with a dire situation but it's nothing new to us case hardened BCFC fans, we really have stood the test of time. Hopefully a win against Walsall tomorrow Michael.[/p][/quote]I was not trying to include City in any form of comparison. However, as you have gone like for like, one thing that is clear is that City is being run with due care whilst United is in financial meltdown. There is a lot to be said for maintaining a steady ship. Michael Clayton
  • Score: 0

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