Phil Parkinson demands instant Bradford City response

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Shaun Miller acrobatically fires home Shrewsbury’s last-kick winning goal as City lost 2-1 after taking the lead Shaun Miller acrobatically fires home Shrewsbury’s last-kick winning goal as City lost 2-1 after taking the lead

You’re not out the woods yet – that’s the warning for City as they face another big week.

Saturday’s last-gasp shocker at Shrewsbury left them still looking over their shoulders above the League One relegation scrap.

A late goal from Andrew Davies should have set City on the way to three points against a side without a home win for four months.

But Shrewsbury hit back to snatch it with the final kick of the game through loan debutant Shaun Miller – and leave Phil Parkinson furious.

Now the Bantams boss is demanding his side make up that lost ground against Walsall tomorrow or risk being sucked into trouble.

Parkinson said: “It was a game there for the taking and we needed to see it through – unfortunately we didn’t. We’ve given them a lifeline and I’m bitterly disappointed.

“A win would have made that gap (from the bottom four) even bigger. But we didn’t get there, so we’ve got to make sure we forget this and do that tomorrow.

“We’ve got to capitalise at home now. It’s going to be a difficult game but we’ve got to be ready for it.

“Any team in our position who think they’re safe can quickly get dragged back into it and we’ve got to make sure that doesn’t happen.”

City stayed 13th after the weekend loss but the safety margin was cut by a point to seven. Walsall drew with third-placed Leyton Orient – where Parkinson’s men go next Saturday.

Nathan Doyle is likely to miss the Saddlers clash with a groin strain, which forced him off before half-time. Aaron Mclean also took a heavy knock on the hip but should be okay.

Parkinson said: “It’s going to be sore but he’s the type of player who will take a few whacks. We’ve got to patch him up and get him back out there.”

The City boss named the same team for the third game in a row but they struggled to replicate the form shown against Colchester and Gillingham in a poor match hampered by a gusty wind.

Parkinson said: “We didn’t pass with the same quality that we have done in the last couple of games. Hence we didn’t create as much because we were a little bit slack with the ball.

“It was a very scrappy game and the conditions were always going to dictate that.

“But we should have seen it through after going ahead against a team obviously lacking confidence.

“They haven’t scored in a long time and haven’t been great at home. But it was the old saying that you’re at your must vulnerable when you’ve just scored.

“We switched off for their first goal but 1-1 still wouldn’t have been the worst result in the world.

“We stopped playing the right balls in the right areas towards the end of the game. We gave it away cheaply at times and got punished for it.”

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8:52am Mon 24 Mar 14

Freddy says...

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Looking at the " Acrobatic Goal " in the picture. Just look at where the City Defenders are positioned !!!. There is not one defender in front of him, to cut out the cross.
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The number of goals being leaked by City's defence. Especially after City have just scored. Raises a BIG question about over confidence in defence. Euphoria, and lack of concentration in the defence, is a major failing in the City Defence. Also , not being able to defend and lock it up to the Final Whistle, is another weakness in the City Defence.
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' Parky ' needs to re-assess the defenders in this current Squad. Several are now not good enough for League 1. They need to be moved on at the end of this Season.
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I am travelling up for tomorrows' night match v Walsall. To sort this Squad out --AGAIN!!!!. All the Players will be playing for their contracts from now on.. Irrespective of their current contract conditions. Money must be made available in The Summer, to bring in better players.

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* Looking at the " Acrobatic Goal " in the picture. Just look at where the City Defenders are positioned !!!. There is not one defender in front of him, to cut out the cross. * The number of goals being leaked by City's defence. Especially after City have just scored. Raises a BIG question about over confidence in defence. Euphoria, and lack of concentration in the defence, is a major failing in the City Defence. Also , not being able to defend and lock it up to the Final Whistle, is another weakness in the City Defence. * ' Parky ' needs to re-assess the defenders in this current Squad. Several are now not good enough for League 1. They need to be moved on at the end of this Season. * I am travelling up for tomorrows' night match v Walsall. To sort this Squad out --AGAIN!!!!. All the Players will be playing for their contracts from now on.. Irrespective of their current contract conditions. Money must be made available in The Summer, to bring in better players. * Freddy
  • Score: 10

9:12am Mon 24 Mar 14

spleen ventor says...

Sick of losing at home week in week out?....Can't buy a win?


Don't worry....Bradford City are in town!
Sick of losing at home week in week out?....Can't buy a win? Don't worry....Bradford City are in town! spleen ventor
  • Score: 21

9:42am Mon 24 Mar 14

citygent7 says...

The comment on the defence is spot on McCardle is not good enough can't head a ball correctly want more like Davies.
The comment on the defence is spot on McCardle is not good enough can't head a ball correctly want more like Davies. citygent7
  • Score: 2

10:15am Mon 24 Mar 14

Peter300 says...

citygent7 wrote:
The comment on the defence is spot on McCardle is not good enough can't head a ball correctly want more like Davies.
Rory has been playing really well lately. McArdle is a good player and normally a good partnership with Andrew Davies. Very annoying to give away the equaliser straight after scoring. Annoying when fans don't even know who plays for the club.
[quote][p][bold]citygent7[/bold] wrote: The comment on the defence is spot on McCardle is not good enough can't head a ball correctly want more like Davies.[/p][/quote]Rory has been playing really well lately. McArdle is a good player and normally a good partnership with Andrew Davies. Very annoying to give away the equaliser straight after scoring. Annoying when fans don't even know who plays for the club. Peter300
  • Score: -2

10:19am Mon 24 Mar 14

Peter300 says...

Freddy wrote:
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Looking at the " Acrobatic Goal " in the picture. Just look at where the City Defenders are positioned !!!. There is not one defender in front of him, to cut out the cross.
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The number of goals being leaked by City's defence. Especially after City have just scored. Raises a BIG question about over confidence in defence. Euphoria, and lack of concentration in the defence, is a major failing in the City Defence. Also , not being able to defend and lock it up to the Final Whistle, is another weakness in the City Defence.
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' Parky ' needs to re-assess the defenders in this current Squad. Several are now not good enough for League 1. They need to be moved on at the end of this Season.
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I am travelling up for tomorrows' night match v Walsall. To sort this Squad out --AGAIN!!!!. All the Players will be playing for their contracts from now on.. Irrespective of their current contract conditions. Money must be made available in The Summer, to bring in better players.

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Assess players after one defeat? You didn't say that last week. Come on Freddy, you can do better than this. Pull yourself together before you arrive at the training ground. And stop talking to Nick Allenby. The players expect better too.
[quote][p][bold]Freddy[/bold] wrote: * Looking at the " Acrobatic Goal " in the picture. Just look at where the City Defenders are positioned !!!. There is not one defender in front of him, to cut out the cross. * The number of goals being leaked by City's defence. Especially after City have just scored. Raises a BIG question about over confidence in defence. Euphoria, and lack of concentration in the defence, is a major failing in the City Defence. Also , not being able to defend and lock it up to the Final Whistle, is another weakness in the City Defence. * ' Parky ' needs to re-assess the defenders in this current Squad. Several are now not good enough for League 1. They need to be moved on at the end of this Season. * I am travelling up for tomorrows' night match v Walsall. To sort this Squad out --AGAIN!!!!. All the Players will be playing for their contracts from now on.. Irrespective of their current contract conditions. Money must be made available in The Summer, to bring in better players. *[/p][/quote]Assess players after one defeat? You didn't say that last week. Come on Freddy, you can do better than this. Pull yourself together before you arrive at the training ground. And stop talking to Nick Allenby. The players expect better too. Peter300
  • Score: 4

10:22am Mon 24 Mar 14

irish bantam says...

If reach had made the tackle on their winger for their first goal it could have been prevented. Just seemed to give up the chase and their guy crossed the ball without a challenge......playe
rs need to step up for the whole 90 mins and concentrate.
No one in the club pushing johnny Mac for his shirt which is also a worry.
If reach had made the tackle on their winger for their first goal it could have been prevented. Just seemed to give up the chase and their guy crossed the ball without a challenge......playe rs need to step up for the whole 90 mins and concentrate. No one in the club pushing johnny Mac for his shirt which is also a worry. irish bantam
  • Score: 11

10:35am Mon 24 Mar 14

bcfc1903 says...

We thought the job was done going one nil up at Shrewsbury, a fatal mental mistake. We need to go again against Walsall. This season is not over and any complacency needs to be jumped on now. The quality is there in the BCFC squad, we have a good players but we need to be careful, a couple more wins and the pressure should ease but we need those before any thoughts of a break in the summer surface. Good luck lads tomorrow!!!!
We thought the job was done going one nil up at Shrewsbury, a fatal mental mistake. We need to go again against Walsall. This season is not over and any complacency needs to be jumped on now. The quality is there in the BCFC squad, we have a good players but we need to be careful, a couple more wins and the pressure should ease but we need those before any thoughts of a break in the summer surface. Good luck lads tomorrow!!!! bcfc1903
  • Score: 8

10:38am Mon 24 Mar 14

birstallbantam56 says...

This type of defeat has become all too familiar for City over the years – if the opponents are on a winless/poor run of any kind, it is a nailed on certainty that they will collect all 3 points from us!!

If we do manage to stay in League 1 (which for the record I think we will) then the squad does need quite a major revamp in the summer – starting with the goalkeeping situation – we need a commanding presence who will breed confidence into the defenders in front of him. A commanding central defender is also needed to partner Davies, we need some creativity and energy in midfield. As for the striking situation, at this stage I don’t know if Mclean is the answer, so a goal scorer is needed (easier said than done I know!!)
This type of defeat has become all too familiar for City over the years – if the opponents are on a winless/poor run of any kind, it is a nailed on certainty that they will collect all 3 points from us!! If we do manage to stay in League 1 (which for the record I think we will) then the squad does need quite a major revamp in the summer – starting with the goalkeeping situation – we need a commanding presence who will breed confidence into the defenders in front of him. A commanding central defender is also needed to partner Davies, we need some creativity and energy in midfield. As for the striking situation, at this stage I don’t know if Mclean is the answer, so a goal scorer is needed (easier said than done I know!!) birstallbantam56
  • Score: 2

10:58am Mon 24 Mar 14

Cityman23 says...

To be honest I am not sure WHAT is exactly wrong with the City defence, and despite many on here criticising it (plus my own misgivings) no-one's really pinpointed the problem.

Jonny Mac? Well he's had the odd hiccup but basically seems OK-has pulled off lots of goal-bound-points-sa
ving 'stops' this season.

Is it Darby?-surely not! He's played exceptionally well game after game. A nailed on 7/10 performance plus in most matches.

Is it Andrew Davie?. Well, he hasn't been AS GOOD, since his return but he's basically very good, and at times above Lge One level

Is It Meredith? or Drury? Well, Meredith's been out for a while but again, like Davies not quite the player of last year. Yet still he's surely good enough for Lge One. Drury seems very experienced and there have been good reports about him.

Rory McArdle? (Perhaps the main 'player in the dock'!) Last year Rory had an off day or two but was excellent in all the BIG matches ie v Prem. sides . This year, he perhaps has made more errors but at times he can be a player who puts in lots of extra effort.

Is it the formation? Sometimes we've been up againnst a midfield that has outnumbered us/overrun us-yet 'PP' has tried to change things.

Is it the tactics? Unsure about this but certainly Peter Taylor outfoxed us in the second half v Gillingham and their goal drove a coach/horses through our back four.

Is it morale? Not from the 'noises' coming from players/dressing room.

Is it fatigue? Well, perhaps last season could still have an effect.

Is it injuries/ Davies was out second time for a long time in two years-could have a demoralising effect, I suppose. Meredith Still out.

In short...I've no more clue than anyone else! Yet some of our defenders are surely good players. They can't have turned into bad ones overnight.

Can they??!!
To be honest I am not sure WHAT is exactly wrong with the City defence, and despite many on here criticising it (plus my own misgivings) no-one's really pinpointed the problem. Jonny Mac? Well he's had the odd hiccup but basically seems OK-has pulled off lots of goal-bound-points-sa ving 'stops' this season. Is it Darby?-surely not! He's played exceptionally well game after game. A nailed on 7/10 performance plus in most matches. Is it Andrew Davie?. Well, he hasn't been AS GOOD, since his return but he's basically very good, and at times above Lge One level Is It Meredith? or Drury? Well, Meredith's been out for a while but again, like Davies not quite the player of last year. Yet still he's surely good enough for Lge One. Drury seems very experienced and there have been good reports about him. Rory McArdle? (Perhaps the main 'player in the dock'!) Last year Rory had an off day or two but was excellent in all the BIG matches ie v Prem. sides . This year, he perhaps has made more errors but at times he can be a player who puts in lots of extra effort. Is it the formation? Sometimes we've been up againnst a midfield that has outnumbered us/overrun us-yet 'PP' has tried to change things. Is it the tactics? Unsure about this but certainly Peter Taylor outfoxed us in the second half v Gillingham and their goal drove a coach/horses through our back four. Is it morale? Not from the 'noises' coming from players/dressing room. Is it fatigue? Well, perhaps last season could still have an effect. Is it injuries/ Davies was out second time for a long time in two years-could have a demoralising effect, I suppose. Meredith Still out. In short...I've no more clue than anyone else! Yet some of our defenders are surely good players. They can't have turned into bad ones overnight. Can they??!! Cityman23
  • Score: 13

11:17am Mon 24 Mar 14

jamiejoe says...

Cityman23 wrote:
To be honest I am not sure WHAT is exactly wrong with the City defence, and despite many on here criticising it (plus my own misgivings) no-one's really pinpointed the problem. Jonny Mac? Well he's had the odd hiccup but basically seems OK-has pulled off lots of goal-bound-points-sa ving 'stops' this season. Is it Darby?-surely not! He's played exceptionally well game after game. A nailed on 7/10 performance plus in most matches. Is it Andrew Davie?. Well, he hasn't been AS GOOD, since his return but he's basically very good, and at times above Lge One level Is It Meredith? or Drury? Well, Meredith's been out for a while but again, like Davies not quite the player of last year. Yet still he's surely good enough for Lge One. Drury seems very experienced and there have been good reports about him. Rory McArdle? (Perhaps the main 'player in the dock'!) Last year Rory had an off day or two but was excellent in all the BIG matches ie v Prem. sides . This year, he perhaps has made more errors but at times he can be a player who puts in lots of extra effort. Is it the formation? Sometimes we've been up againnst a midfield that has outnumbered us/overrun us-yet 'PP' has tried to change things. Is it the tactics? Unsure about this but certainly Peter Taylor outfoxed us in the second half v Gillingham and their goal drove a coach/horses through our back four. Is it morale? Not from the 'noises' coming from players/dressing room. Is it fatigue? Well, perhaps last season could still have an effect. Is it injuries/ Davies was out second time for a long time in two years-could have a demoralising effect, I suppose. Meredith Still out. In short...I've no more clue than anyone else! Yet some of our defenders are surely good players. They can't have turned into bad ones overnight. Can they??!!
They are just a bit hit and miss - like most teams except those flying high or bouncing along the bottom.

Davies scored but did not seem to concentrate and could be criticised for letting them back in. I guess it is a team game and the midfield two need to be firmer in the line in front of the back four. I guess playing with wingers does change the shape of the side, we need to a Mark Ellis to get it down the lines and play it in behind them, or cut in to goal alla John Hendire!!
[quote][p][bold]Cityman23[/bold] wrote: To be honest I am not sure WHAT is exactly wrong with the City defence, and despite many on here criticising it (plus my own misgivings) no-one's really pinpointed the problem. Jonny Mac? Well he's had the odd hiccup but basically seems OK-has pulled off lots of goal-bound-points-sa ving 'stops' this season. Is it Darby?-surely not! He's played exceptionally well game after game. A nailed on 7/10 performance plus in most matches. Is it Andrew Davie?. Well, he hasn't been AS GOOD, since his return but he's basically very good, and at times above Lge One level Is It Meredith? or Drury? Well, Meredith's been out for a while but again, like Davies not quite the player of last year. Yet still he's surely good enough for Lge One. Drury seems very experienced and there have been good reports about him. Rory McArdle? (Perhaps the main 'player in the dock'!) Last year Rory had an off day or two but was excellent in all the BIG matches ie v Prem. sides . This year, he perhaps has made more errors but at times he can be a player who puts in lots of extra effort. Is it the formation? Sometimes we've been up againnst a midfield that has outnumbered us/overrun us-yet 'PP' has tried to change things. Is it the tactics? Unsure about this but certainly Peter Taylor outfoxed us in the second half v Gillingham and their goal drove a coach/horses through our back four. Is it morale? Not from the 'noises' coming from players/dressing room. Is it fatigue? Well, perhaps last season could still have an effect. Is it injuries/ Davies was out second time for a long time in two years-could have a demoralising effect, I suppose. Meredith Still out. In short...I've no more clue than anyone else! Yet some of our defenders are surely good players. They can't have turned into bad ones overnight. Can they??!![/p][/quote]They are just a bit hit and miss - like most teams except those flying high or bouncing along the bottom. Davies scored but did not seem to concentrate and could be criticised for letting them back in. I guess it is a team game and the midfield two need to be firmer in the line in front of the back four. I guess playing with wingers does change the shape of the side, we need to a Mark Ellis to get it down the lines and play it in behind them, or cut in to goal alla John Hendire!! jamiejoe
  • Score: 2

11:56am Mon 24 Mar 14

birdie says...

i would be gald to see the back of parkinson now get a decent manager in who plays decent football
i would be gald to see the back of parkinson now get a decent manager in who plays decent football birdie
  • Score: -14

12:39pm Mon 24 Mar 14

otleygent says...

birdie wrote:
i would be gald to see the back of parkinson now get a decent manager in who plays decent football
Get a grip!
[quote][p][bold]birdie[/bold] wrote: i would be gald to see the back of parkinson now get a decent manager in who plays decent football[/p][/quote]Get a grip! otleygent
  • Score: 9

1:09pm Mon 24 Mar 14

bcfc mad85 says...

Everybody is entitled to there own opinion if you don't like what they have to say no point in **** I don't want to pay money to sit in the rain and cold for the team not to show up if we dint do what we did last year parky would have been gone in January I don't want to see him gone but things have to change for him out with the players that turn up just for a wage
Everybody is entitled to there own opinion if you don't like what they have to say no point in **** I don't want to pay money to sit in the rain and cold for the team not to show up if we dint do what we did last year parky would have been gone in January I don't want to see him gone but things have to change for him out with the players that turn up just for a wage bcfc mad85
  • Score: -3

1:27pm Mon 24 Mar 14

LaCe78 says...

birdie wrote:
i would be gald to see the back of parkinson now get a decent manager in who plays decent football
You are clearly clueless.....
[quote][p][bold]birdie[/bold] wrote: i would be gald to see the back of parkinson now get a decent manager in who plays decent football[/p][/quote]You are clearly clueless..... LaCe78
  • Score: 3

2:24pm Mon 24 Mar 14

spleen ventor says...

spleen ventor wrote:
Sick of losing at home week in week out?....Can't buy a win? Don't worry....Bradford City are in town!
By the way.....Walsall haven't won for ten games!
[quote][p][bold]spleen ventor[/bold] wrote: Sick of losing at home week in week out?....Can't buy a win? Don't worry....Bradford City are in town![/p][/quote]By the way.....Walsall haven't won for ten games! spleen ventor
  • Score: 0

2:25pm Mon 24 Mar 14

Stafford Heginbantam says...

Have a look at the McDonald goal for Gillingham, what many of us (me included) regard as 2 of the best defenders in this league (Davies and Darby) were no more than a yard away from him, yet he went right between them, like a knife through butter.
Are we deluded, or over-confident?
Have a look at the McDonald goal for Gillingham, what many of us (me included) regard as 2 of the best defenders in this league (Davies and Darby) were no more than a yard away from him, yet he went right between them, like a knife through butter. Are we deluded, or over-confident? Stafford Heginbantam
  • Score: 3

3:01pm Mon 24 Mar 14

Waynus1971 says...

Funny how the same players get blamed. Until recently, every goal conceded was Bates' fault. Now it appears to be McArdle's fault.
Funnily enough, 3 of the last 6 goals conceded were down to Davies, yet only a couple of comments mad about him!!
Funny how the same players get blamed. Until recently, every goal conceded was Bates' fault. Now it appears to be McArdle's fault. Funnily enough, 3 of the last 6 goals conceded were down to Davies, yet only a couple of comments mad about him!! Waynus1971
  • Score: 1

4:10pm Mon 24 Mar 14

Boyswill says...

Roll up roll up, points going free, roll up roll up - all you have to do is just get yourself into the bottom four, fail to win a game in weeks, fail to even score in weeks and then play Bradford. points guaranteed. Proven. Notts County, Stevenage, Tranmere, Carlisle and Shrewsbury have already taken advantage of this generous offer... You Crewe and Oldham could do the same if they just drop 10 points in their next 6 matches. All guaranteed. if you're in the bottom four no chance Bradford will even look like beating you...
Roll up roll up, points going free, roll up roll up - all you have to do is just get yourself into the bottom four, fail to win a game in weeks, fail to even score in weeks and then play Bradford. points guaranteed. Proven. Notts County, Stevenage, Tranmere, Carlisle and Shrewsbury have already taken advantage of this generous offer... You Crewe and Oldham could do the same if they just drop 10 points in their next 6 matches. All guaranteed. if you're in the bottom four no chance Bradford will even look like beating you... Boyswill
  • Score: 0

4:12pm Mon 24 Mar 14

Boyswill says...

McCardle regularly just stands and looks at oncoming attackers. He backs off , backs away and just lets players shoot - and they usually score.
McCardle regularly just stands and looks at oncoming attackers. He backs off , backs away and just lets players shoot - and they usually score. Boyswill
  • Score: -1

4:55pm Mon 24 Mar 14

wakefieldbantam says...

spleen ventor wrote:
spleen ventor wrote:
Sick of losing at home week in week out?....Can't buy a win? Don't worry....Bradford City are in town!
By the way.....Walsall haven't won for ten games!
That is very worrying !
[quote][p][bold]spleen ventor[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]spleen ventor[/bold] wrote: Sick of losing at home week in week out?....Can't buy a win? Don't worry....Bradford City are in town![/p][/quote]By the way.....Walsall haven't won for ten games![/p][/quote]That is very worrying ! wakefieldbantam
  • Score: 1

5:56pm Mon 24 Mar 14

bcfcincheshire says...

Mainly a lack of wins rather than haemorrhagong defeats has been the story of our season...it is true we lose far too often to struggling sides, but it is the inability to win rather than draw that has really been the issue...three draws turned into narrow wins and we would already be safe and for that we need McLean at his best and a much bigger goal threat from the four starters across the middle of the park - from Jones, Doyle, Dolan, Reach, Bennett, Atkinson, Yeates, DeVita and Thompson..that's the real problem
Defenders can always do better but we rarely score enough to be clear when domimating..ten wins is the real problem not 12 defeats which compares well.
Mainly a lack of wins rather than haemorrhagong defeats has been the story of our season...it is true we lose far too often to struggling sides, but it is the inability to win rather than draw that has really been the issue...three draws turned into narrow wins and we would already be safe and for that we need McLean at his best and a much bigger goal threat from the four starters across the middle of the park - from Jones, Doyle, Dolan, Reach, Bennett, Atkinson, Yeates, DeVita and Thompson..that's the real problem Defenders can always do better but we rarely score enough to be clear when domimating..ten wins is the real problem not 12 defeats which compares well. bcfcincheshire
  • Score: 4

9:32pm Mon 24 Mar 14

albioff says...

Thinking ahead to the end of season assuming we are safe, is the fact that the same pattern emerges every year. Regarding signing new players nothing much happens for ages. We get told "oh nothing much happens right now, folk on holidays etc". Yet other teams are getting on with it and recruiting. Come the last couple of weeks they get off their backsides and start looking, the result being we get left to pick through the leftovers, other clubs find them so why cannot city.
Thinking ahead to the end of season assuming we are safe, is the fact that the same pattern emerges every year. Regarding signing new players nothing much happens for ages. We get told "oh nothing much happens right now, folk on holidays etc". Yet other teams are getting on with it and recruiting. Come the last couple of weeks they get off their backsides and start looking, the result being we get left to pick through the leftovers, other clubs find them so why cannot city. albioff
  • Score: 0

11:13pm Mon 24 Mar 14

Victor Clayton says...

bcfcincheshire wrote:
Mainly a lack of wins rather than haemorrhagong defeats has been the story of our season...it is true we lose far too often to struggling sides, but it is the inability to win rather than draw that has really been the issue...three draws turned into narrow wins and we would already be safe and for that we need McLean at his best and a much bigger goal threat from the four starters across the middle of the park - from Jones, Doyle, Dolan, Reach, Bennett, Atkinson, Yeates, DeVita and Thompson..that's the real problem
Defenders can always do better but we rarely score enough to be clear when domimating..ten wins is the real problem not 12 defeats which compares well.
We are set up very defence minded and so won't score many. The problem is it doesn't take much for 3 points to be turned into 1.
[quote][p][bold]bcfcincheshire[/bold] wrote: Mainly a lack of wins rather than haemorrhagong defeats has been the story of our season...it is true we lose far too often to struggling sides, but it is the inability to win rather than draw that has really been the issue...three draws turned into narrow wins and we would already be safe and for that we need McLean at his best and a much bigger goal threat from the four starters across the middle of the park - from Jones, Doyle, Dolan, Reach, Bennett, Atkinson, Yeates, DeVita and Thompson..that's the real problem Defenders can always do better but we rarely score enough to be clear when domimating..ten wins is the real problem not 12 defeats which compares well.[/p][/quote]We are set up very defence minded and so won't score many. The problem is it doesn't take much for 3 points to be turned into 1. Victor Clayton
  • Score: 4

11:24pm Mon 24 Mar 14

torreyman says...

What PP demands and what he gets are two different things !!!!
What PP demands and what he gets are two different things !!!! torreyman
  • Score: 1

12:59am Tue 25 Mar 14

jamiejoe says...

bcfcincheshire wrote:
Mainly a lack of wins rather than haemorrhagong defeats has been the story of our season...it is true we lose far too often to struggling sides, but it is the inability to win rather than draw that has really been the issue...three draws turned into narrow wins and we would already be safe and for that we need McLean at his best and a much bigger goal threat from the four starters across the middle of the park - from Jones, Doyle, Dolan, Reach, Bennett, Atkinson, Yeates, DeVita and Thompson..that's the real problem
Defenders can always do better but we rarely score enough to be clear when domimating..ten wins is the real problem not 12 defeats which compares well.
I agree ... We need a goal scoring midfielder / quick and effective wide man. Like Kyle Reid back fit and in the team.
[quote][p][bold]bcfcincheshire[/bold] wrote: Mainly a lack of wins rather than haemorrhagong defeats has been the story of our season...it is true we lose far too often to struggling sides, but it is the inability to win rather than draw that has really been the issue...three draws turned into narrow wins and we would already be safe and for that we need McLean at his best and a much bigger goal threat from the four starters across the middle of the park - from Jones, Doyle, Dolan, Reach, Bennett, Atkinson, Yeates, DeVita and Thompson..that's the real problem Defenders can always do better but we rarely score enough to be clear when domimating..ten wins is the real problem not 12 defeats which compares well.[/p][/quote]I agree ... We need a goal scoring midfielder / quick and effective wide man. Like Kyle Reid back fit and in the team. jamiejoe
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3:45am Tue 25 Mar 14

nigel007 says...

Victor Clayton wrote:
bcfcincheshire wrote: Mainly a lack of wins rather than haemorrhagong defeats has been the story of our season...it is true we lose far too often to struggling sides, but it is the inability to win rather than draw that has really been the issue...three draws turned into narrow wins and we would already be safe and for that we need McLean at his best and a much bigger goal threat from the four starters across the middle of the park - from Jones, Doyle, Dolan, Reach, Bennett, Atkinson, Yeates, DeVita and Thompson..that's the real problem Defenders can always do better but we rarely score enough to be clear when domimating..ten wins is the real problem not 12 defeats which compares well.
We are set up very defence minded and so won't score many. The problem is it doesn't take much for 3 points to be turned into 1.
A Goal!
[quote][p][bold]Victor Clayton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bcfcincheshire[/bold] wrote: Mainly a lack of wins rather than haemorrhagong defeats has been the story of our season...it is true we lose far too often to struggling sides, but it is the inability to win rather than draw that has really been the issue...three draws turned into narrow wins and we would already be safe and for that we need McLean at his best and a much bigger goal threat from the four starters across the middle of the park - from Jones, Doyle, Dolan, Reach, Bennett, Atkinson, Yeates, DeVita and Thompson..that's the real problem Defenders can always do better but we rarely score enough to be clear when domimating..ten wins is the real problem not 12 defeats which compares well.[/p][/quote]We are set up very defence minded and so won't score many. The problem is it doesn't take much for 3 points to be turned into 1.[/p][/quote]A Goal! nigel007
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3:57am Tue 25 Mar 14

nigel007 says...

A goal!
A goal! nigel007
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