Final whistle prompts boos all round for shot-shy Bradford City

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: City players show their dismay after conceding the first goal to Walsall City players show their dismay after conceding the first goal to Walsall

City 0, Walsall 2

It seems a lifetime since Kyel Reid was thrashing City’s goal of the season at the Bescot.

The winger’s spectacular long-range rocket blasted the Bantams into fourth spot in the autumn sunshine – and raised premature hopes that they could follow up one promotion with another.

As we have discovered since, that balmy afternoon was the high spot of the season.

Fast forward five months and Walsall gained their revenge at an unhappy Valley Parade, leaving City still in that League One survival mix.

Referee Keith Stroud last took charge at Wembley, where his final whistle signalled scenes of unbridled joy as promotion was secured.

This time it brought boos all round – at the end of a game when the home side failed to muster a single shot on target. It was that grim.

Walsall, like Shrewsbury on Saturday, had been out of form themselves. This was their first win in 11 games.

There were three City changes from the weekend and the biggest miss – at least until the last half hour – was James Hanson.

Both Walsall goals came after the striker had entered the fray but the Bantams are never the same side without his towering presence.

With the targetman’s back still causing an issue, Andy Gray got his first start at Valley Parade in a year. His only previous one this season was at Wolves – and that was in a hopeless cause after Nathan Doyle’s early dismissal.

There was also a surprise in midfield where Matthew Bates got the nod over Matty Dolan, who had felt ill over the weekend. Gary Jones came back in for the injured Doyle but Phil Parkinson went with the former Middlesbrough man’s experience alongside him.

The holding role was not alien to the defender, who played it regularly in his Premier League days, and Parkinson was looking for his positional discipline to allow Jones to roam.

When Jones and Dolan had partnered each other, Crewe had scored three and with Walsall operating a similar system of playing a deep-lying striker, that may have come into the manager’s thinking – even without Dolan’s sickness.

Bates was only declared fit late on after throwing up during training on Monday. Oliver McBurnie was not so lucky and a sickness bug ruled him out of a squad spot.

There were no such selection issues for Walsall. Nine of their unchanged team had started the first meeting five months earlier.

The visitors fashioned the first threat of the night after ten minutes. Andrew Taylor’s cross was only half-cleared as both City centre halves converged on the same ball.

But Adam Drury threw himself in the way of Adam Chambers’ goal-bound volley and Sam Mantom lashed the rebound high into the Kop.

City’s first attempt was an ambitious drive on the swivel from Aaron Mclean that flew well wide from 25 yards.

Andrew Davies then went close to scoring in a second successive game, meeting Jones’ free-kick with a thumping downward header that bounced past the far post with keeper Richard O’Donnell struggling.

Craig Westcarr found space to test Jon McLaughlin at the other end but his low shot was straight at the keeper.

Excitement was at a premium – the only consolation was that it wasn’t as bitterly cold as Shrewsbury three days earlier.

Rory McArdle almost put McLaughlin in trouble when he left a ball on the edge of the box that the keeper was not expecting. But he managed to recover and slide it away from the marauding Westcarr.

City needed more tempo to their play – at times it had the lethargic air of a pre-season friendly – and Kyle Bennett needed to run with the ball when he had the chance. When he did finally stretch his legs to go at left back Taylor, the cross let him down and was easily swept clear.

The half ended with an overhit Walsall free-kick curling over everyone and into the crowd – it summed up a dour 45 minutes. The few boos that rang out as the whistle sounded showed what the fans thought.

Adam Reach hardly featured at Shrewsbury and had another quiet half in his first game since extending his loan for a final month.

But the Middlesbrough winger briefly lifted the volume with a forceful run to start the second period. He won City’s first corner but, like much of what had gone on before, nothing came of it.

Bennett was making little impression on the other flank and did not do himself any favours when he appeared to back out of a 50/50 tackle in home territory.

His off night soon came to an end when Parkinson opted for Garry Thompson ten minutes in. The substitute had an instant chance to cross but lofted it behind the goal.

City’s second change on the hour created a much bigger buzz as Hanson was unleashed. Gray had not made a dent on the Walsall backline.

Hanson’s arrival kicked up the noise level for a while but still there was no hint of a proper threat on O’Donnell’s goal.

The same could not be said at the Bradford End as Walsall broke the deadlock after 68 minutes.

Taylor fired in a low cross from the left and Westcarr got a thick enough contact to divert it beyond McLaughlin for his 14th goal of the season.

It ended a personal drought that had gone on since the last time the Saddlers won two months ago.

City looked deflated and it needed a good save from McLaughlin to prevent sub James Baxendale making it two with a curler.

But Walsall had their tails up and Westcarr was a whisker away from converting Febian Brandy’s pass.

The Saddlers centre forward was relishing it – and doubled his tally 12 minutes from the end.

James McQuilkin and Baxendale combined to feed Westcarr on the edge of the City penalty area and he cut inside to fire over McLaughlin.

That prompted more frustration in the home stands and City’s frantic attempts to pacify the fans again failed to trouble the Walsall rearguard.

The supporters made their feelings abundantly clear when Stroud finally put everyone out of their misery.

Attendance: 12,165

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6:34am Wed 26 Mar 14

collos25 says...

Back to the drawing board again.
Back to the drawing board again. collos25
  • Score: 2

7:04am Wed 26 Mar 14

food_for_thought says...

Dire from start to finish! Been trying to look for positives....sorry, can't find any out of that!
Dire from start to finish! Been trying to look for positives....sorry, can't find any out of that! food_for_thought
  • Score: 8

7:31am Wed 26 Mar 14

RCSRCS says...

Can't see where the next 3 points are coming from, last night was as bAd as I have seen in many a season, without our good start to the season we would be rock bottom of the league,don't know the answer
Can't see where the next 3 points are coming from, last night was as bAd as I have seen in many a season, without our good start to the season we would be rock bottom of the league,don't know the answer RCSRCS
  • Score: 3

7:33am Wed 26 Mar 14

i miss stallard & murray says...

We are really in the sh!t now. We need the parky team spirit and never say die attitude to come bak as our style of play and tactics are not good enough. Not sure how Maclean gets blamed so much Messi wud struggle and have neck ache in our team. I am also struggling to remember wen either winger delivered a good cross? We look lost for ideas I am worried.
We are really in the sh!t now. We need the parky team spirit and never say die attitude to come bak as our style of play and tactics are not good enough. Not sure how Maclean gets blamed so much Messi wud struggle and have neck ache in our team. I am also struggling to remember wen either winger delivered a good cross? We look lost for ideas I am worried. i miss stallard & murray
  • Score: 0

7:35am Wed 26 Mar 14

gordon ramsay says...

Poor recruitment for a long time. McLean is an utter waste of money. We recruit players to not play, latest example Atkinson. Poor tactics, bates in midfield with Dolan and Atkinson on the bench. I worry where our goal threat comes from as it's non existent !!! Where will we pick up points? I genuinely fear the drop. We are truly appalling. Flat from first minute to last.

I would love to be proved wrong but this has relegation written all over it. For the first time I'm truly doubting whether Parky is the man required to do the much needed rebuilding job
Poor recruitment for a long time. McLean is an utter waste of money. We recruit players to not play, latest example Atkinson. Poor tactics, bates in midfield with Dolan and Atkinson on the bench. I worry where our goal threat comes from as it's non existent !!! Where will we pick up points? I genuinely fear the drop. We are truly appalling. Flat from first minute to last. I would love to be proved wrong but this has relegation written all over it. For the first time I'm truly doubting whether Parky is the man required to do the much needed rebuilding job gordon ramsay
  • Score: 15

7:45am Wed 26 Mar 14

bantam10 says...

People slag him off but its clear when not playing we miss Doyle.
As for master bates. I don't rate the guy. Especially in Midfield!
Start with Dolan even if not fully fit and if he fades then bring someone else on.
Still look a team short of goals which could cost us.
Will let McClean off last night due to poor service but this guy is no goal machine. Could cost parky his job.
People slag him off but its clear when not playing we miss Doyle. As for master bates. I don't rate the guy. Especially in Midfield! Start with Dolan even if not fully fit and if he fades then bring someone else on. Still look a team short of goals which could cost us. Will let McClean off last night due to poor service but this guy is no goal machine. Could cost parky his job. bantam10
  • Score: 8

7:50am Wed 26 Mar 14

realcitygent says...

RCSRCS wrote:
Can't see where the next 3 points are coming from, last night was as bAd as I have seen in many a season, without our good start to the season we would be rock bottom of the league,don't know the answer
i think the only answer is imo just do whatever we can to scrape enough points to stay up ,then at end of season let parky go ,the man has shown he is deff not upto managing in this div,all people need to do is look at his signings this season poor at very best ,why does parky keep bringing players in on loan and then not play them ,maybe he has panicked and just signed anyone.can anyone please tell me why bates was playing in mf last night when imo he is not good enough to be on pitch ,why have we signed dolan/atkinson just to sit them on bench ,we need to be giving these lads playing time if we are signing them at end season, parky needs to ask himself would he waste his own money paying wages to players to just sit on bench and very little game time ,the directors must be tearing their hair out at the waste money ,I hope parky does the honourable thing at end season and says iv took club as far as i can and leaves,i dont think city can afford to sack him and his coaches as they signed 3 year contracts end of season ,
[quote][p][bold]RCSRCS[/bold] wrote: Can't see where the next 3 points are coming from, last night was as bAd as I have seen in many a season, without our good start to the season we would be rock bottom of the league,don't know the answer[/p][/quote]i think the only answer is imo just do whatever we can to scrape enough points to stay up ,then at end of season let parky go ,the man has shown he is deff not upto managing in this div,all people need to do is look at his signings this season poor at very best ,why does parky keep bringing players in on loan and then not play them ,maybe he has panicked and just signed anyone.can anyone please tell me why bates was playing in mf last night when imo he is not good enough to be on pitch ,why have we signed dolan/atkinson just to sit them on bench ,we need to be giving these lads playing time if we are signing them at end season, parky needs to ask himself would he waste his own money paying wages to players to just sit on bench and very little game time ,the directors must be tearing their hair out at the waste money ,I hope parky does the honourable thing at end season and says iv took club as far as i can and leaves,i dont think city can afford to sack him and his coaches as they signed 3 year contracts end of season , realcitygent
  • Score: 0

8:03am Wed 26 Mar 14

birstallbantam56 says...

gordon ramsay wrote:
Poor recruitment for a long time. McLean is an utter waste of money. We recruit players to not play, latest example Atkinson. Poor tactics, bates in midfield with Dolan and Atkinson on the bench. I worry where our goal threat comes from as it's non existent !!! Where will we pick up points? I genuinely fear the drop. We are truly appalling. Flat from first minute to last. I would love to be proved wrong but this has relegation written all over it. For the first time I'm truly doubting whether Parky is the man required to do the much needed rebuilding job
Completely agree with this – if we continue to perform the way we did last night – all the good work from last season in finally getting out of the basement division is going to be undone!!! The players need a rocket up them – not sure Parky is up to the task. We are so one dimensional, a pub team could nullify the threat we pose (which is just lump the ball forward to Hanson and hope for a lucky knockdown/break).

The team needs changing, and for starters Jonny Mac needs dropping, he does not command his area, and in my opinion has become complacent due to the lack of competition for the shirt. We need some energy in the middle of the park – Garry Jones plodding around for 90 mins does not cut it in this league. His commitment however cannot be questioned – if only he was 10 years younger!! As for the striking situation – I really don’t know, but Aaron McLean does not appear to be the answer. The service into him has been non existent but good strikers will fashion a few chances for themselves – he has done nothing. James Hanson has performed well since the departure of Wells but he needs service into the box and he is getting virtually nothing. We have no goal threat from midfield and 90% of our attacking play comes down the left, teams wised up to this and we have no plan B. Parkinson’s tactics have got to be questioned along with his waste of whatever transfer budget he was given – time is running out Parkinson – sort it out or get out!!
[quote][p][bold]gordon ramsay[/bold] wrote: Poor recruitment for a long time. McLean is an utter waste of money. We recruit players to not play, latest example Atkinson. Poor tactics, bates in midfield with Dolan and Atkinson on the bench. I worry where our goal threat comes from as it's non existent !!! Where will we pick up points? I genuinely fear the drop. We are truly appalling. Flat from first minute to last. I would love to be proved wrong but this has relegation written all over it. For the first time I'm truly doubting whether Parky is the man required to do the much needed rebuilding job[/p][/quote]Completely agree with this – if we continue to perform the way we did last night – all the good work from last season in finally getting out of the basement division is going to be undone!!! The players need a rocket up them – not sure Parky is up to the task. We are so one dimensional, a pub team could nullify the threat we pose (which is just lump the ball forward to Hanson and hope for a lucky knockdown/break). The team needs changing, and for starters Jonny Mac needs dropping, he does not command his area, and in my opinion has become complacent due to the lack of competition for the shirt. We need some energy in the middle of the park – Garry Jones plodding around for 90 mins does not cut it in this league. His commitment however cannot be questioned – if only he was 10 years younger!! As for the striking situation – I really don’t know, but Aaron McLean does not appear to be the answer. The service into him has been non existent but good strikers will fashion a few chances for themselves – he has done nothing. James Hanson has performed well since the departure of Wells but he needs service into the box and he is getting virtually nothing. We have no goal threat from midfield and 90% of our attacking play comes down the left, teams wised up to this and we have no plan B. Parkinson’s tactics have got to be questioned along with his waste of whatever transfer budget he was given – time is running out Parkinson – sort it out or get out!! birstallbantam56
  • Score: 8

8:10am Wed 26 Mar 14

spleen ventor says...

Well done City!

I didn't think it possible to play worse than Saturday...but we just about manged it.
Well done City! I didn't think it possible to play worse than Saturday...but we just about manged it. spleen ventor
  • Score: 4

10:25am Wed 26 Mar 14

Peter300 says...

gordon ramsay wrote:
Poor recruitment for a long time. McLean is an utter waste of money. We recruit players to not play, latest example Atkinson. Poor tactics, bates in midfield with Dolan and Atkinson on the bench. I worry where our goal threat comes from as it's non existent !!! Where will we pick up points? I genuinely fear the drop. We are truly appalling. Flat from first minute to last.

I would love to be proved wrong but this has relegation written all over it. For the first time I'm truly doubting whether Parky is the man required to do the much needed rebuilding job
Why didn't you say Aaron Was an utter waste of money after the Gillingham game? You had the opportunity to explain his goal was a waste of money. Aaron has being playing quite well up to the last couple of games. Again, people could have said that was a waste of money.
[quote][p][bold]gordon ramsay[/bold] wrote: Poor recruitment for a long time. McLean is an utter waste of money. We recruit players to not play, latest example Atkinson. Poor tactics, bates in midfield with Dolan and Atkinson on the bench. I worry where our goal threat comes from as it's non existent !!! Where will we pick up points? I genuinely fear the drop. We are truly appalling. Flat from first minute to last. I would love to be proved wrong but this has relegation written all over it. For the first time I'm truly doubting whether Parky is the man required to do the much needed rebuilding job[/p][/quote]Why didn't you say Aaron Was an utter waste of money after the Gillingham game? You had the opportunity to explain his goal was a waste of money. Aaron has being playing quite well up to the last couple of games. Again, people could have said that was a waste of money. Peter300
  • Score: -6

11:05am Wed 26 Mar 14

theoutsider says...

For the first time last night we came away thinking has Parky taken this as far as etc...?. But then no that would be taking things a bit far Parky has more than earned his spurs at City and no way should he be down the road. I agree with the post above we have to re-group today and look at it as an 8 game season and do whatever is necessary (starting at Orient) to keep us above the line come May. We can do that.

I was baffled by the selection last night; whats Bates doing in midfield and Dolan (started to try to move play around when he came on late) and Atkinson (clearly unfancied) doing on the bench. Thing is some playes can still look like a player when they move into a different position but Bates still looked like a defender playing in midfield.

McLean had his worst game; he has never looked out of it in the other games but last night he did. But then what opportunities where created?, Reach had an off night ..infact that was it really too many off nights. Johnny Mac for their first goal. Did my eyes decieve me or did it go through his arms into the net. How many times has he gaffed like that ? he definitely needs some competition for his place.

It was a difficult watch start to finish, and I counted it as ZERO AND I REPEAT ZERO ATTEMPTS ON GOAL.

In Parky I trust ...
For the first time last night we came away thinking has Parky taken this as far as etc...?. But then no that would be taking things a bit far Parky has more than earned his spurs at City and no way should he be down the road. I agree with the post above we have to re-group today and look at it as an 8 game season and do whatever is necessary (starting at Orient) to keep us above the line come May. We can do that. I was baffled by the selection last night; whats Bates doing in midfield and Dolan (started to try to move play around when he came on late) and Atkinson (clearly unfancied) doing on the bench. Thing is some playes can still look like a player when they move into a different position but Bates still looked like a defender playing in midfield. McLean had his worst game; he has never looked out of it in the other games but last night he did. But then what opportunities where created?, Reach had an off night ..infact that was it really too many off nights. Johnny Mac for their first goal. Did my eyes decieve me or did it go through his arms into the net. How many times has he gaffed like that ? he definitely needs some competition for his place. It was a difficult watch start to finish, and I counted it as ZERO AND I REPEAT ZERO ATTEMPTS ON GOAL. In Parky I trust ... theoutsider
  • Score: 2

11:08am Wed 26 Mar 14

shoesmaker26 says...

for me i think it just shows with out hanson we are in trouble , no dowt about it , we dont also have eny players that chip in with a goal when times are hard like now , so where are the goals going to come from you tell me . also got to now agree that mc leane is prob not the answer but hope he can prove us all wrong . lets hope james and the lads can get back on track as it would be such a shame if we went down come on city
for me i think it just shows with out hanson we are in trouble , no dowt about it , we dont also have eny players that chip in with a goal when times are hard like now , so where are the goals going to come from you tell me . also got to now agree that mc leane is prob not the answer but hope he can prove us all wrong . lets hope james and the lads can get back on track as it would be such a shame if we went down come on city shoesmaker26
  • Score: 0

11:57am Wed 26 Mar 14

torreyman says...

I have said it before and I will say it again SHAMBLES from start to finish sorry PP time to go
I have said it before and I will say it again SHAMBLES from start to finish sorry PP time to go torreyman
  • Score: 1

4:57pm Wed 26 Mar 14

Olivermac says...

realcitygent wrote:
RCSRCS wrote:
Can't see where the next 3 points are coming from, last night was as bAd as I have seen in many a season, without our good start to the season we would be rock bottom of the league,don't know the answer
i think the only answer is imo just do whatever we can to scrape enough points to stay up ,then at end of season let parky go ,the man has shown he is deff not upto managing in this div,all people need to do is look at his signings this season poor at very best ,why does parky keep bringing players in on loan and then not play them ,maybe he has panicked and just signed anyone.can anyone please tell me why bates was playing in mf last night when imo he is not good enough to be on pitch ,why have we signed dolan/atkinson just to sit them on bench ,we need to be giving these lads playing time if we are signing them at end season, parky needs to ask himself would he waste his own money paying wages to players to just sit on bench and very little game time ,the directors must be tearing their hair out at the waste money ,I hope parky does the honourable thing at end season and says iv took club as far as i can and leaves,i dont think city can afford to sack him and his coaches as they signed 3 year contracts end of season ,
Yes I think you are right can't sack Parky and I think he knows it, he needs to look at himself because not only are his sighnings poor he has the balls to say don't blame Grey for a poor performance last night, Parkys comments, he has not had any game time and at his age you can't expect to much well he was one of his sighnings that he made and has cost the club a lot of cash for nothing that was 2 seasons back, I also agree with the above comment regarding loan players we are now on our second goalkeeping loan why bother when Parky seems to think that J Mac is the worlds greatest goalkeeper J Mac is one of a number of players that needs bench time he is one player that has lost us a min of 8 points up to press not forgetting the first goal last night.
[quote][p][bold]realcitygent[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RCSRCS[/bold] wrote: Can't see where the next 3 points are coming from, last night was as bAd as I have seen in many a season, without our good start to the season we would be rock bottom of the league,don't know the answer[/p][/quote]i think the only answer is imo just do whatever we can to scrape enough points to stay up ,then at end of season let parky go ,the man has shown he is deff not upto managing in this div,all people need to do is look at his signings this season poor at very best ,why does parky keep bringing players in on loan and then not play them ,maybe he has panicked and just signed anyone.can anyone please tell me why bates was playing in mf last night when imo he is not good enough to be on pitch ,why have we signed dolan/atkinson just to sit them on bench ,we need to be giving these lads playing time if we are signing them at end season, parky needs to ask himself would he waste his own money paying wages to players to just sit on bench and very little game time ,the directors must be tearing their hair out at the waste money ,I hope parky does the honourable thing at end season and says iv took club as far as i can and leaves,i dont think city can afford to sack him and his coaches as they signed 3 year contracts end of season ,[/p][/quote]Yes I think you are right can't sack Parky and I think he knows it, he needs to look at himself because not only are his sighnings poor he has the balls to say don't blame Grey for a poor performance last night, Parkys comments, he has not had any game time and at his age you can't expect to much well he was one of his sighnings that he made and has cost the club a lot of cash for nothing that was 2 seasons back, I also agree with the above comment regarding loan players we are now on our second goalkeeping loan why bother when Parky seems to think that J Mac is the worlds greatest goalkeeper J Mac is one of a number of players that needs bench time he is one player that has lost us a min of 8 points up to press not forgetting the first goal last night. Olivermac
  • Score: 1

5:51pm Wed 26 Mar 14

gordon ramsay says...

Peter300 wrote:
gordon ramsay wrote: Poor recruitment for a long time. McLean is an utter waste of money. We recruit players to not play, latest example Atkinson. Poor tactics, bates in midfield with Dolan and Atkinson on the bench. I worry where our goal threat comes from as it's non existent !!! Where will we pick up points? I genuinely fear the drop. We are truly appalling. Flat from first minute to last. I would love to be proved wrong but this has relegation written all over it. For the first time I'm truly doubting whether Parky is the man required to do the much needed rebuilding job
Why didn't you say Aaron Was an utter waste of money after the Gillingham game? You had the opportunity to explain his goal was a waste of money. Aaron has being playing quite well up to the last couple of games. Again, people could have said that was a waste of money.
Peter, even with your permenant dose of naivety you must realise how bad our recruitment has been since the start of 2013?

when mclean scored, thruthfully, i laughed out loud!! 1 in 15 brilliant, just what we all dreamed of hey? peter, if you played up front for 15 games you would probably score one!! prolific. looks like mr t but plays like mrs t.

please peter tell me in a sentence how wonderful these players have also been and what value for money they have provided. once you have then the question will be would you trust parky to rebuild the squad in the summer?

gray - (?)
nelson - (centre half number 45)
kennedy - (?)
de vita - (?)
taylor - (signed but never plays)
bates - (never won in 30 matches)
folan - (simply why?)
atkinson - (why sign and not play and play bates?)
graham - (simply why?)
mclean- (the biggest waste of time and money in a long long time)

jury still out on bennet, reach, and dolan.

ever thought about how much of our budget was completely wasted?

ps there is no santa
[quote][p][bold]Peter300[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]gordon ramsay[/bold] wrote: Poor recruitment for a long time. McLean is an utter waste of money. We recruit players to not play, latest example Atkinson. Poor tactics, bates in midfield with Dolan and Atkinson on the bench. I worry where our goal threat comes from as it's non existent !!! Where will we pick up points? I genuinely fear the drop. We are truly appalling. Flat from first minute to last. I would love to be proved wrong but this has relegation written all over it. For the first time I'm truly doubting whether Parky is the man required to do the much needed rebuilding job[/p][/quote]Why didn't you say Aaron Was an utter waste of money after the Gillingham game? You had the opportunity to explain his goal was a waste of money. Aaron has being playing quite well up to the last couple of games. Again, people could have said that was a waste of money.[/p][/quote]Peter, even with your permenant dose of naivety you must realise how bad our recruitment has been since the start of 2013? when mclean scored, thruthfully, i laughed out loud!! 1 in 15 brilliant, just what we all dreamed of hey? peter, if you played up front for 15 games you would probably score one!! prolific. looks like mr t but plays like mrs t. please peter tell me in a sentence how wonderful these players have also been and what value for money they have provided. once you have then the question will be would you trust parky to rebuild the squad in the summer? gray - (?) nelson - (centre half number 45) kennedy - (?) de vita - (?) taylor - (signed but never plays) bates - (never won in 30 matches) folan - (simply why?) atkinson - (why sign and not play and play bates?) graham - (simply why?) mclean- (the biggest waste of time and money in a long long time) jury still out on bennet, reach, and dolan. ever thought about how much of our budget was completely wasted? ps there is no santa gordon ramsay
  • Score: 6

8:45pm Thu 27 Mar 14

corinthian44 says...

I find it almost impossible to understand, how a team can play for 90 minutes without having a shot at goal,; mind you they managed 87 minutes at Wembley last February without one.Two visits to Wembley last season and a good start to this season, led the players to believe that it was all too easy, and they were 'too good for this place' ( and not of course helped by getting rid of their best player ). On a weekly basis they have proved that it isn't, and they aren't even good enough ' for this place'.
Even money that they go down!
I find it almost impossible to understand, how a team can play for 90 minutes without having a shot at goal,; mind you they managed 87 minutes at Wembley last February without one.Two visits to Wembley last season and a good start to this season, led the players to believe that it was all too easy, and they were 'too good for this place' ( and not of course helped by getting rid of their best player ). On a weekly basis they have proved that it isn't, and they aren't even good enough ' for this place'. Even money that they go down! corinthian44
  • Score: 0

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