Bradford City sign Jon Stead on loan from Huddersfield Town

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Jon Stead, right Jon Stead, right

City have this afternoon signed Huddersfield's Jon Stead on loan for the rest of the season.

The 30-year-old striker , who has recently returned from a loan spell at Oldham, will cover the absence left by the injured James Hanson.

The City targetman is still struggling with back and groin problems and is unlikely to travel to Leyton Orient this weekend.

Phil Parkinson is also without Andy Gray (shingles), while youngster Oliver McBurnie missed training today through illness.

Before his return to home-town club Huddersfield in the summer, Stead enjoyed spells with Blackburn Rovers, Sunderland, Sheffield United, Ipswich Town and Bristol City.

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4:32pm Thu 27 Mar 14

Baby Bantam says...

So that's Hanson out for the rest of the season, 6ft 3 striker with 17 games under his belt and a single goal since 2013? So he's another striker that won't score :/
PLEEEAAASSSSEEEE LET ME BE WRONG!!!!!!!!!
So that's Hanson out for the rest of the season, 6ft 3 striker with 17 games under his belt and a single goal since 2013? So he's another striker that won't score :/ PLEEEAAASSSSEEEE LET ME BE WRONG!!!!!!!!! Baby Bantam
  • Score: 0

5:17pm Thu 27 Mar 14

Bantamania says...

Good signing for me. He's been around a bit and always scored goals except at Hudders, but there again they haven't played him much at all so he won't score many!!
Good signing for me. He's been around a bit and always scored goals except at Hudders, but there again they haven't played him much at all so he won't score many!! Bantamania
  • Score: 2

5:22pm Thu 27 Mar 14

OLDLAD says...

Didn't score at Oldham when on loan either.
Didn't score at Oldham when on loan either. OLDLAD
  • Score: 2

5:24pm Thu 27 Mar 14

wakefieldbantam says...

Baby Bantam wrote:
So that's Hanson out for the rest of the season, 6ft 3 striker with 17 games under his belt and a single goal since 2013? So he's another striker that won't score :/
PLEEEAAASSSSEEEE LET ME BE WRONG!!!!!!!!!
Did score the winner against Leeds though, at least we're trying to sort things out. I think he might be okay, if he helps us get 6 points he'll be a great signing.
[quote][p][bold]Baby Bantam[/bold] wrote: So that's Hanson out for the rest of the season, 6ft 3 striker with 17 games under his belt and a single goal since 2013? So he's another striker that won't score :/ PLEEEAAASSSSEEEE LET ME BE WRONG!!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]Did score the winner against Leeds though, at least we're trying to sort things out. I think he might be okay, if he helps us get 6 points he'll be a great signing. wakefieldbantam
  • Score: 2

5:27pm Thu 27 Mar 14

shaun from richmond says...

GOOD GRIEF!!.....Please let this season end!!
GOOD GRIEF!!.....Please let this season end!! shaun from richmond
  • Score: -6

5:45pm Thu 27 Mar 14

Baby Bantam says...

wakefieldbantam wrote:
Baby Bantam wrote:
So that's Hanson out for the rest of the season, 6ft 3 striker with 17 games under his belt and a single goal since 2013? So he's another striker that won't score :/
PLEEEAAASSSSEEEE LET ME BE WRONG!!!!!!!!!
Did score the winner against Leeds though, at least we're trying to sort things out. I think he might be okay, if he helps us get 6 points he'll be a great signing.
I hope your right man
[quote][p][bold]wakefieldbantam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Baby Bantam[/bold] wrote: So that's Hanson out for the rest of the season, 6ft 3 striker with 17 games under his belt and a single goal since 2013? So he's another striker that won't score :/ PLEEEAAASSSSEEEE LET ME BE WRONG!!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]Did score the winner against Leeds though, at least we're trying to sort things out. I think he might be okay, if he helps us get 6 points he'll be a great signing.[/p][/quote]I hope your right man Baby Bantam
  • Score: -3

5:57pm Thu 27 Mar 14

Michael Clayton says...

Must be a record for getting the knives in. Call yourselves supporters?
Must be a record for getting the knives in. Call yourselves supporters? Michael Clayton
  • Score: 26

6:01pm Thu 27 Mar 14

mrmuzzy says...

What a joke!
Another huddersfield reject.
What a joke! Another huddersfield reject. mrmuzzy
  • Score: -11

6:07pm Thu 27 Mar 14

OLD BANTAM says...

Got to be better than Gray I hope.but with all the long balls we play it won't be long before he has back trouble.please please use the wingers why play with two. And just lump long balls down the middle.
Got to be better than Gray I hope.but with all the long balls we play it won't be long before he has back trouble.please please use the wingers why play with two. And just lump long balls down the middle. OLD BANTAM
  • Score: 5

6:16pm Thu 27 Mar 14

tyker2 says...

Gray now has shingles:stress related, perhaps, caused by having to start gam. May not even be considered again for the rest of the season

Unless we get decent service into any of our forwards we will fail to create chances let alone score goals
Gray now has shingles:stress related, perhaps, caused by having to start gam. May not even be considered again for the rest of the season Unless we get decent service into any of our forwards we will fail to create chances let alone score goals tyker2
  • Score: 9

6:34pm Thu 27 Mar 14

bdsixer says...

tyker2 wrote:
Gray now has shingles:stress related, perhaps, caused by having to start gam. May not even be considered again for the rest of the season

Unless we get decent service into any of our forwards we will fail to create chances let alone score goals
you mean like hitting high balls to out 5ft 7in striker... saying that our short and long passing is rubbish imo
[quote][p][bold]tyker2[/bold] wrote: Gray now has shingles:stress related, perhaps, caused by having to start gam. May not even be considered again for the rest of the season Unless we get decent service into any of our forwards we will fail to create chances let alone score goals[/p][/quote]you mean like hitting high balls to out 5ft 7in striker... saying that our short and long passing is rubbish imo bdsixer
  • Score: 3

6:36pm Thu 27 Mar 14

jamiejoe says...

Baby Bantam wrote:
wakefieldbantam wrote:
Baby Bantam wrote:
So that's Hanson out for the rest of the season, 6ft 3 striker with 17 games under his belt and a single goal since 2013? So he's another striker that won't score :/
PLEEEAAASSSSEEEE LET ME BE WRONG!!!!!!!!!
Did score the winner against Leeds though, at least we're trying to sort things out. I think he might be okay, if he helps us get 6 points he'll be a great signing.
I hope your right man
Let's hope he brings his shooting boots.

A goal every 4 games or so ...
[quote][p][bold]Baby Bantam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wakefieldbantam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Baby Bantam[/bold] wrote: So that's Hanson out for the rest of the season, 6ft 3 striker with 17 games under his belt and a single goal since 2013? So he's another striker that won't score :/ PLEEEAAASSSSEEEE LET ME BE WRONG!!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]Did score the winner against Leeds though, at least we're trying to sort things out. I think he might be okay, if he helps us get 6 points he'll be a great signing.[/p][/quote]I hope your right man[/p][/quote]Let's hope he brings his shooting boots. A goal every 4 games or so ... jamiejoe
  • Score: 1

6:57pm Thu 27 Mar 14

Pablo says...

tyker2 wrote:
Gray now has shingles:stress related, perhaps, caused by having to start gam. May not even be considered again for the rest of the season

Unless we get decent service into any of our forwards we will fail to create chances let alone score goals
I'd like to divide Gray's earnings at City, by the number of minutes he's been on the pitch. I'd guess he's the most expensive player in terms of actual playing time.
[quote][p][bold]tyker2[/bold] wrote: Gray now has shingles:stress related, perhaps, caused by having to start gam. May not even be considered again for the rest of the season Unless we get decent service into any of our forwards we will fail to create chances let alone score goals[/p][/quote]I'd like to divide Gray's earnings at City, by the number of minutes he's been on the pitch. I'd guess he's the most expensive player in terms of actual playing time. Pablo
  • Score: 3

7:05pm Thu 27 Mar 14

propasupporter says...

Some of these comments are clearly not from Bradford City supporters, the club are doing the best they can in a higher league, anybody who thought they would waltz into the Championship are clearly deluded and know little about the reality of a small football club, I know we have great fan base but we all pay peanuts for our season tickets compared to other clubs in this league. Football is much about finance, I would rather have a stable and solvent mid table Bradford City this year and the opportunity to move onwards and upwards next season. Phil Parkinson needs backing not sacking, especially from some of the morons who comment on here and who must live in some kind of parallel universe. Get a grip lads you could be a Beeston united supporter, then you would have something to moan about!!
Some of these comments are clearly not from Bradford City supporters, the club are doing the best they can in a higher league, anybody who thought they would waltz into the Championship are clearly deluded and know little about the reality of a small football club, I know we have great fan base but we all pay peanuts for our season tickets compared to other clubs in this league. Football is much about finance, I would rather have a stable and solvent mid table Bradford City this year and the opportunity to move onwards and upwards next season. Phil Parkinson needs backing not sacking, especially from some of the morons who comment on here and who must live in some kind of parallel universe. Get a grip lads you could be a Beeston united supporter, then you would have something to moan about!! propasupporter
  • Score: 28

7:18pm Thu 27 Mar 14

Baby Bantam says...

propasupporter wrote:
Some of these comments are clearly not from Bradford City supporters, the club are doing the best they can in a higher league, anybody who thought they would waltz into the Championship are clearly deluded and know little about the reality of a small football club, I know we have great fan base but we all pay peanuts for our season tickets compared to other clubs in this league. Football is much about finance, I would rather have a stable and solvent mid table Bradford City this year and the opportunity to move onwards and upwards next season. Phil Parkinson needs backing not sacking, especially from some of the morons who comment on here and who must live in some kind of parallel universe. Get a grip lads you could be a Beeston united supporter, then you would have something to moan about!!
For the recorded I would have taken mid table before the season even started and I don't think Phil should be sacked just yet (but I really don't agree with any of his signings this year) The problem is if we carry on the way we are bringing awful under performing talent we won't have a mid table finish and we'll have a bottom 4 finish and the club I'm a fanatic of will be playing Newport County next season. Everyone on here wants the best for the club, none of us can do anything, all be can do is show the support and pray we turn this around
[quote][p][bold]propasupporter[/bold] wrote: Some of these comments are clearly not from Bradford City supporters, the club are doing the best they can in a higher league, anybody who thought they would waltz into the Championship are clearly deluded and know little about the reality of a small football club, I know we have great fan base but we all pay peanuts for our season tickets compared to other clubs in this league. Football is much about finance, I would rather have a stable and solvent mid table Bradford City this year and the opportunity to move onwards and upwards next season. Phil Parkinson needs backing not sacking, especially from some of the morons who comment on here and who must live in some kind of parallel universe. Get a grip lads you could be a Beeston united supporter, then you would have something to moan about!![/p][/quote]For the recorded I would have taken mid table before the season even started and I don't think Phil should be sacked just yet (but I really don't agree with any of his signings this year) The problem is if we carry on the way we are bringing awful under performing talent we won't have a mid table finish and we'll have a bottom 4 finish and the club I'm a fanatic of will be playing Newport County next season. Everyone on here wants the best for the club, none of us can do anything, all be can do is show the support and pray we turn this around Baby Bantam
  • Score: 5

7:21pm Thu 27 Mar 14

bcfc1903 says...

propasupporter wrote:
Some of these comments are clearly not from Bradford City supporters, the club are doing the best they can in a higher league, anybody who thought they would waltz into the Championship are clearly deluded and know little about the reality of a small football club, I know we have great fan base but we all pay peanuts for our season tickets compared to other clubs in this league. Football is much about finance, I would rather have a stable and solvent mid table Bradford City this year and the opportunity to move onwards and upwards next season. Phil Parkinson needs backing not sacking, especially from some of the morons who comment on here and who must live in some kind of parallel universe. Get a grip lads you could be a Beeston united supporter, then you would have something to moan about!!
Well said!!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]propasupporter[/bold] wrote: Some of these comments are clearly not from Bradford City supporters, the club are doing the best they can in a higher league, anybody who thought they would waltz into the Championship are clearly deluded and know little about the reality of a small football club, I know we have great fan base but we all pay peanuts for our season tickets compared to other clubs in this league. Football is much about finance, I would rather have a stable and solvent mid table Bradford City this year and the opportunity to move onwards and upwards next season. Phil Parkinson needs backing not sacking, especially from some of the morons who comment on here and who must live in some kind of parallel universe. Get a grip lads you could be a Beeston united supporter, then you would have something to moan about!![/p][/quote]Well said!!!!!!! bcfc1903
  • Score: 19

7:22pm Thu 27 Mar 14

garyh1 says...

I do not want to be negative but after Tuesday night but why not tactically try something different ? Like McLean and yeates for a couple of games and keep the ball on the floor ?
Thompson and bates seem to get lots of game time but produce nothing , I don't expect anything over the next cpl of games so let's try a surprise on the opposition with a change of tactics ?
I do not want to be negative but after Tuesday night but why not tactically try something different ? Like McLean and yeates for a couple of games and keep the ball on the floor ? Thompson and bates seem to get lots of game time but produce nothing , I don't expect anything over the next cpl of games so let's try a surprise on the opposition with a change of tactics ? garyh1
  • Score: 11

7:24pm Thu 27 Mar 14

realcitygent says...

propasupporter wrote:
Some of these comments are clearly not from Bradford City supporters, the club are doing the best they can in a higher league, anybody who thought they would waltz into the Championship are clearly deluded and know little about the reality of a small football club, I know we have great fan base but we all pay peanuts for our season tickets compared to other clubs in this league. Football is much about finance, I would rather have a stable and solvent mid table Bradford City this year and the opportunity to move onwards and upwards next season. Phil Parkinson needs backing not sacking, especially from some of the morons who comment on here and who must live in some kind of parallel universe. Get a grip lads you could be a Beeston united supporter, then you would have something to moan about!!
how do you expect city fans to carry on backing parky when he has shown he is out of his depth in this div ,all you need to do is look at his signings for this season which imo are a joke ,as though thats not bad enough look at his hoofit tactics ,even withoutt hanson playing its still big boot upfield then add his team selection ,ie bates in mf when 2 midfielders on bench ,then the time he played kennedy as a winger leaves winger sat on bench ,even when we been desperate for a keeper this season he goes and signs a young lad with no experiance ,meaning when jonny mac has a nightmare we cant drop him ,how much money has the man wasted on loan signings who never get a game
[quote][p][bold]propasupporter[/bold] wrote: Some of these comments are clearly not from Bradford City supporters, the club are doing the best they can in a higher league, anybody who thought they would waltz into the Championship are clearly deluded and know little about the reality of a small football club, I know we have great fan base but we all pay peanuts for our season tickets compared to other clubs in this league. Football is much about finance, I would rather have a stable and solvent mid table Bradford City this year and the opportunity to move onwards and upwards next season. Phil Parkinson needs backing not sacking, especially from some of the morons who comment on here and who must live in some kind of parallel universe. Get a grip lads you could be a Beeston united supporter, then you would have something to moan about!![/p][/quote]how do you expect city fans to carry on backing parky when he has shown he is out of his depth in this div ,all you need to do is look at his signings for this season which imo are a joke ,as though thats not bad enough look at his hoofit tactics ,even withoutt hanson playing its still big boot upfield then add his team selection ,ie bates in mf when 2 midfielders on bench ,then the time he played kennedy as a winger leaves winger sat on bench ,even when we been desperate for a keeper this season he goes and signs a young lad with no experiance ,meaning when jonny mac has a nightmare we cant drop him ,how much money has the man wasted on loan signings who never get a game realcitygent
  • Score: -10

7:27pm Thu 27 Mar 14

doubledigiter says...

i havent been on here and posted for about 18 months i think but have been tempted back out by some of the frankly ridiculous over reactions in the past couple of days. what i was going to say has actually been pretty much perfectly covered by propasuppporter in their comment above. propasupporter, that is the best summing up of the situation i have read from anyone anywhere. as ps says now is the time to get a grip and stop the moaning. none of us are football fans when it comes to our own club, we are football supporters. support by its very nature means just that, supporting and encouraging at all times. lets get back to that basic and help the club move onwards and upwards at the right time and right speed.
i havent been on here and posted for about 18 months i think but have been tempted back out by some of the frankly ridiculous over reactions in the past couple of days. what i was going to say has actually been pretty much perfectly covered by propasuppporter in their comment above. propasupporter, that is the best summing up of the situation i have read from anyone anywhere. as ps says now is the time to get a grip and stop the moaning. none of us are football fans when it comes to our own club, we are football supporters. support by its very nature means just that, supporting and encouraging at all times. lets get back to that basic and help the club move onwards and upwards at the right time and right speed. doubledigiter
  • Score: 17

7:37pm Thu 27 Mar 14

garyh1 says...

I agree we should rally round the club and the players but when it's all over and if we survive let's take a long hard look at this bad run and the reasons for it , we have not had a convincing home performance since October and the fans to their credit have put a full 90 minutes in most games , a clear out and re build is needed
I agree we should rally round the club and the players but when it's all over and if we survive let's take a long hard look at this bad run and the reasons for it , we have not had a convincing home performance since October and the fans to their credit have put a full 90 minutes in most games , a clear out and re build is needed garyh1
  • Score: 12

7:37pm Thu 27 Mar 14

Pablo says...

garyh1 wrote:
I do not want to be negative but after Tuesday night but why not tactically try something different ? Like McLean and yeates for a couple of games and keep the ball on the floor ?
Thompson and bates seem to get lots of game time but produce nothing , I don't expect anything over the next cpl of games so let's try a surprise on the opposition with a change of tactics ?
McLean looks lost. His strike rate is equivalent to four goals a season. As regards, Yeates, he's got the ability but has looked disinterested on the occasions he's been called upon. He's hardly earned another chance.

I wonder what's happened to Lewis Clarkson? Is he another who's fallen by the wayside?
[quote][p][bold]garyh1[/bold] wrote: I do not want to be negative but after Tuesday night but why not tactically try something different ? Like McLean and yeates for a couple of games and keep the ball on the floor ? Thompson and bates seem to get lots of game time but produce nothing , I don't expect anything over the next cpl of games so let's try a surprise on the opposition with a change of tactics ?[/p][/quote]McLean looks lost. His strike rate is equivalent to four goals a season. As regards, Yeates, he's got the ability but has looked disinterested on the occasions he's been called upon. He's hardly earned another chance. I wonder what's happened to Lewis Clarkson? Is he another who's fallen by the wayside? Pablo
  • Score: -1

7:50pm Thu 27 Mar 14

al&co says...

This signing might just give the team a lift. PP clearly needed to act and yes Stead is past his best but he has been a decent player and joining City might be a great motivator for him.
I say let's get behind him and the team and cheer them to safety!
Starting at Orient!!
This signing might just give the team a lift. PP clearly needed to act and yes Stead is past his best but he has been a decent player and joining City might be a great motivator for him. I say let's get behind him and the team and cheer them to safety! Starting at Orient!! al&co
  • Score: 9

7:53pm Thu 27 Mar 14

jamiejoe says...

propasupporter wrote:
Some of these comments are clearly not from Bradford City supporters, the club are doing the best they can in a higher league, anybody who thought they would waltz into the Championship are clearly deluded and know little about the reality of a small football club, I know we have great fan base but we all pay peanuts for our season tickets compared to other clubs in this league. Football is much about finance, I would rather have a stable and solvent mid table Bradford City this year and the opportunity to move onwards and upwards next season. Phil Parkinson needs backing not sacking, especially from some of the morons who comment on here and who must live in some kind of parallel universe. Get a grip lads you could be a Beeston united supporter, then you would have something to moan about!!
I agree with you - have you seen the wage bill for clubs in the Championship? £15,000,000 to £25 million!! Quite a step up.
[quote][p][bold]propasupporter[/bold] wrote: Some of these comments are clearly not from Bradford City supporters, the club are doing the best they can in a higher league, anybody who thought they would waltz into the Championship are clearly deluded and know little about the reality of a small football club, I know we have great fan base but we all pay peanuts for our season tickets compared to other clubs in this league. Football is much about finance, I would rather have a stable and solvent mid table Bradford City this year and the opportunity to move onwards and upwards next season. Phil Parkinson needs backing not sacking, especially from some of the morons who comment on here and who must live in some kind of parallel universe. Get a grip lads you could be a Beeston united supporter, then you would have something to moan about!![/p][/quote]I agree with you - have you seen the wage bill for clubs in the Championship? £15,000,000 to £25 million!! Quite a step up. jamiejoe
  • Score: 6

8:08pm Thu 27 Mar 14

Statler4 says...

realcitygent wrote:
propasupporter wrote:
Some of these comments are clearly not from Bradford City supporters, the club are doing the best they can in a higher league, anybody who thought they would waltz into the Championship are clearly deluded and know little about the reality of a small football club, I know we have great fan base but we all pay peanuts for our season tickets compared to other clubs in this league. Football is much about finance, I would rather have a stable and solvent mid table Bradford City this year and the opportunity to move onwards and upwards next season. Phil Parkinson needs backing not sacking, especially from some of the morons who comment on here and who must live in some kind of parallel universe. Get a grip lads you could be a Beeston united supporter, then you would have something to moan about!!
how do you expect city fans to carry on backing parky when he has shown he is out of his depth in this div ,all you need to do is look at his signings for this season which imo are a joke ,as though thats not bad enough look at his hoofit tactics ,even withoutt hanson playing its still big boot upfield then add his team selection ,ie bates in mf when 2 midfielders on bench ,then the time he played kennedy as a winger leaves winger sat on bench ,even when we been desperate for a keeper this season he goes and signs a young lad with no experiance ,meaning when jonny mac has a nightmare we cant drop him ,how much money has the man wasted on loan signings who never get a game
When has Jonny Mac had a nightmare? He may have made a few mistakes but there has not been reason to drop him and we certainly have not been desperate for a keeper at any point.
[quote][p][bold]realcitygent[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]propasupporter[/bold] wrote: Some of these comments are clearly not from Bradford City supporters, the club are doing the best they can in a higher league, anybody who thought they would waltz into the Championship are clearly deluded and know little about the reality of a small football club, I know we have great fan base but we all pay peanuts for our season tickets compared to other clubs in this league. Football is much about finance, I would rather have a stable and solvent mid table Bradford City this year and the opportunity to move onwards and upwards next season. Phil Parkinson needs backing not sacking, especially from some of the morons who comment on here and who must live in some kind of parallel universe. Get a grip lads you could be a Beeston united supporter, then you would have something to moan about!![/p][/quote]how do you expect city fans to carry on backing parky when he has shown he is out of his depth in this div ,all you need to do is look at his signings for this season which imo are a joke ,as though thats not bad enough look at his hoofit tactics ,even withoutt hanson playing its still big boot upfield then add his team selection ,ie bates in mf when 2 midfielders on bench ,then the time he played kennedy as a winger leaves winger sat on bench ,even when we been desperate for a keeper this season he goes and signs a young lad with no experiance ,meaning when jonny mac has a nightmare we cant drop him ,how much money has the man wasted on loan signings who never get a game[/p][/quote]When has Jonny Mac had a nightmare? He may have made a few mistakes but there has not been reason to drop him and we certainly have not been desperate for a keeper at any point. Statler4
  • Score: 4

8:34pm Thu 27 Mar 14

Cyprus Bantam says...

Was at Apperly Bridge watching the first team train. Stead was surrounded by 4 defenders and McCardle was pumping up 70 yard diagonal balls to him. Same old - same old!

Best of luck at Orient tomorrow!
Was at Apperly Bridge watching the first team train. Stead was surrounded by 4 defenders and McCardle was pumping up 70 yard diagonal balls to him. Same old - same old! Best of luck at Orient tomorrow! Cyprus Bantam
  • Score: 7

9:13pm Thu 27 Mar 14

bcfcincheshire says...

As I said last season about late March the time to truly judge Parkinson, Parkin and this season is at its conclusion. If we are relegated them I would support regime change...but if we survive then the management completely deserve another season. ..our home results are the real problem and we need players who revel on the vibrant atmosphere of VP rather than shrink. ..we also probably do need better competition for McLean amd Hanson so I welcome Jon Stead woth open arms. ..This is his chance to shine again so let's give him the backing he and all the staff need for what is a crucial time. .confidence is brittle so Coventry away gives the lads a good chance to restore it again ala Colchester
As I said last season about late March the time to truly judge Parkinson, Parkin and this season is at its conclusion. If we are relegated them I would support regime change...but if we survive then the management completely deserve another season. ..our home results are the real problem and we need players who revel on the vibrant atmosphere of VP rather than shrink. ..we also probably do need better competition for McLean amd Hanson so I welcome Jon Stead woth open arms. ..This is his chance to shine again so let's give him the backing he and all the staff need for what is a crucial time. .confidence is brittle so Coventry away gives the lads a good chance to restore it again ala Colchester bcfcincheshire
  • Score: 2

9:22pm Thu 27 Mar 14

propasupporter says...

realcitygent wrote:
propasupporter wrote:
Some of these comments are clearly not from Bradford City supporters, the club are doing the best they can in a higher league, anybody who thought they would waltz into the Championship are clearly deluded and know little about the reality of a small football club, I know we have great fan base but we all pay peanuts for our season tickets compared to other clubs in this league. Football is much about finance, I would rather have a stable and solvent mid table Bradford City this year and the opportunity to move onwards and upwards next season. Phil Parkinson needs backing not sacking, especially from some of the morons who comment on here and who must live in some kind of parallel universe. Get a grip lads you could be a Beeston united supporter, then you would have something to moan about!!
how do you expect city fans to carry on backing parky when he has shown he is out of his depth in this div ,all you need to do is look at his signings for this season which imo are a joke ,as though thats not bad enough look at his hoofit tactics ,even withoutt hanson playing its still big boot upfield then add his team selection ,ie bates in mf when 2 midfielders on bench ,then the time he played kennedy as a winger leaves winger sat on bench ,even when we been desperate for a keeper this season he goes and signs a young lad with no experiance ,meaning when jonny mac has a nightmare we cant drop him ,how much money has the man wasted on loan signings who never get a game
We all have to back Phil Parkinson whether we like it or not, simple economics would suggest that just the compensatory payment required to pay off is very well earned extended contract would wipe out any new player budget for next season, I concede that some of his signings have not have not done what it said on the can, but they all came with a Championship/League one pedigree. I bought a brand new Mercedes Benz because of its pedigree, it spent 5 months of the first year in the dealership, thats life! I believe that City will survive this crisis and next season we will still be looking forward to our dream of further progression, Sacking solves nothing, Parky will come good again. CTID
[quote][p][bold]realcitygent[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]propasupporter[/bold] wrote: Some of these comments are clearly not from Bradford City supporters, the club are doing the best they can in a higher league, anybody who thought they would waltz into the Championship are clearly deluded and know little about the reality of a small football club, I know we have great fan base but we all pay peanuts for our season tickets compared to other clubs in this league. Football is much about finance, I would rather have a stable and solvent mid table Bradford City this year and the opportunity to move onwards and upwards next season. Phil Parkinson needs backing not sacking, especially from some of the morons who comment on here and who must live in some kind of parallel universe. Get a grip lads you could be a Beeston united supporter, then you would have something to moan about!![/p][/quote]how do you expect city fans to carry on backing parky when he has shown he is out of his depth in this div ,all you need to do is look at his signings for this season which imo are a joke ,as though thats not bad enough look at his hoofit tactics ,even withoutt hanson playing its still big boot upfield then add his team selection ,ie bates in mf when 2 midfielders on bench ,then the time he played kennedy as a winger leaves winger sat on bench ,even when we been desperate for a keeper this season he goes and signs a young lad with no experiance ,meaning when jonny mac has a nightmare we cant drop him ,how much money has the man wasted on loan signings who never get a game[/p][/quote]We all have to back Phil Parkinson whether we like it or not, simple economics would suggest that just the compensatory payment required to pay off is very well earned extended contract would wipe out any new player budget for next season, I concede that some of his signings have not have not done what it said on the can, but they all came with a Championship/League one pedigree. I bought a brand new Mercedes Benz because of its pedigree, it spent 5 months of the first year in the dealership, thats life! I believe that City will survive this crisis and next season we will still be looking forward to our dream of further progression, Sacking solves nothing, Parky will come good again. CTID propasupporter
  • Score: 8

9:32pm Thu 27 Mar 14

jamiejoe says...

propasupporter wrote:
realcitygent wrote:
propasupporter wrote:
Some of these comments are clearly not from Bradford City supporters, the club are doing the best they can in a higher league, anybody who thought they would waltz into the Championship are clearly deluded and know little about the reality of a small football club, I know we have great fan base but we all pay peanuts for our season tickets compared to other clubs in this league. Football is much about finance, I would rather have a stable and solvent mid table Bradford City this year and the opportunity to move onwards and upwards next season. Phil Parkinson needs backing not sacking, especially from some of the morons who comment on here and who must live in some kind of parallel universe. Get a grip lads you could be a Beeston united supporter, then you would have something to moan about!!
how do you expect city fans to carry on backing parky when he has shown he is out of his depth in this div ,all you need to do is look at his signings for this season which imo are a joke ,as though thats not bad enough look at his hoofit tactics ,even withoutt hanson playing its still big boot upfield then add his team selection ,ie bates in mf when 2 midfielders on bench ,then the time he played kennedy as a winger leaves winger sat on bench ,even when we been desperate for a keeper this season he goes and signs a young lad with no experiance ,meaning when jonny mac has a nightmare we cant drop him ,how much money has the man wasted on loan signings who never get a game
We all have to back Phil Parkinson whether we like it or not, simple economics would suggest that just the compensatory payment required to pay off is very well earned extended contract would wipe out any new player budget for next season, I concede that some of his signings have not have not done what it said on the can, but they all came with a Championship/League one pedigree. I bought a brand new Mercedes Benz because of its pedigree, it spent 5 months of the first year in the dealership, thats life! I believe that City will survive this crisis and next season we will still be looking forward to our dream of further progression, Sacking solves nothing, Parky will come good again. CTID
so you didn't trade it in for a BMW or some other marque then?

whatever you had to drive in the meantime - did it get you anywhere?

BTW - i think we should stick rather than twist. I would put more responsibility on the players - afterall, Wells showed us that they have the power!!
[quote][p][bold]propasupporter[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]realcitygent[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]propasupporter[/bold] wrote: Some of these comments are clearly not from Bradford City supporters, the club are doing the best they can in a higher league, anybody who thought they would waltz into the Championship are clearly deluded and know little about the reality of a small football club, I know we have great fan base but we all pay peanuts for our season tickets compared to other clubs in this league. Football is much about finance, I would rather have a stable and solvent mid table Bradford City this year and the opportunity to move onwards and upwards next season. Phil Parkinson needs backing not sacking, especially from some of the morons who comment on here and who must live in some kind of parallel universe. Get a grip lads you could be a Beeston united supporter, then you would have something to moan about!![/p][/quote]how do you expect city fans to carry on backing parky when he has shown he is out of his depth in this div ,all you need to do is look at his signings for this season which imo are a joke ,as though thats not bad enough look at his hoofit tactics ,even withoutt hanson playing its still big boot upfield then add his team selection ,ie bates in mf when 2 midfielders on bench ,then the time he played kennedy as a winger leaves winger sat on bench ,even when we been desperate for a keeper this season he goes and signs a young lad with no experiance ,meaning when jonny mac has a nightmare we cant drop him ,how much money has the man wasted on loan signings who never get a game[/p][/quote]We all have to back Phil Parkinson whether we like it or not, simple economics would suggest that just the compensatory payment required to pay off is very well earned extended contract would wipe out any new player budget for next season, I concede that some of his signings have not have not done what it said on the can, but they all came with a Championship/League one pedigree. I bought a brand new Mercedes Benz because of its pedigree, it spent 5 months of the first year in the dealership, thats life! I believe that City will survive this crisis and next season we will still be looking forward to our dream of further progression, Sacking solves nothing, Parky will come good again. CTID[/p][/quote]so you didn't trade it in for a BMW or some other marque then? whatever you had to drive in the meantime - did it get you anywhere? BTW - i think we should stick rather than twist. I would put more responsibility on the players - afterall, Wells showed us that they have the power!! jamiejoe
  • Score: -1

10:15pm Thu 27 Mar 14

Bradford Lad BD9 says...

What the hell. PARKY OUT
What the hell. PARKY OUT Bradford Lad BD9
  • Score: -11

10:15pm Thu 27 Mar 14

Victor Clayton says...

bcfcincheshire wrote:
As I said last season about late March the time to truly judge Parkinson, Parkin and this season is at its conclusion. If we are relegated them I would support regime change...but if we survive then the management completely deserve another season. ..our home results are the real problem and we need players who revel on the vibrant atmosphere of VP rather than shrink. ..we also probably do need better competition for McLean amd Hanson so I welcome Jon Stead woth open arms. ..This is his chance to shine again so let's give him the backing he and all the staff need for what is a crucial time. .confidence is brittle so Coventry away gives the lads a good chance to restore it again ala Colchester
PP likes to play a tight game. Stop the opposition from scoring. Keep 9 players behind the ball and have one big and one fast striker up front. Pump the ball up and fingers crossed we might nick one. This is his way and it doesn't make any difference what division we are in. So for me it's just about what you are happy watching. Bty I think stead could be a good signing. I just hope PP can put some thought into how we can get the best out of him!
[quote][p][bold]bcfcincheshire[/bold] wrote: As I said last season about late March the time to truly judge Parkinson, Parkin and this season is at its conclusion. If we are relegated them I would support regime change...but if we survive then the management completely deserve another season. ..our home results are the real problem and we need players who revel on the vibrant atmosphere of VP rather than shrink. ..we also probably do need better competition for McLean amd Hanson so I welcome Jon Stead woth open arms. ..This is his chance to shine again so let's give him the backing he and all the staff need for what is a crucial time. .confidence is brittle so Coventry away gives the lads a good chance to restore it again ala Colchester[/p][/quote]PP likes to play a tight game. Stop the opposition from scoring. Keep 9 players behind the ball and have one big and one fast striker up front. Pump the ball up and fingers crossed we might nick one. This is his way and it doesn't make any difference what division we are in. So for me it's just about what you are happy watching. Bty I think stead could be a good signing. I just hope PP can put some thought into how we can get the best out of him! Victor Clayton
  • Score: 2

10:36pm Thu 27 Mar 14

Bradford Lad BD9 says...

CHAIRMEN pls get rid of parky at the end of the season, enough is enough we know you can coz you put in ajoint bid to buy the BULLS afew days ago and failed.
CHAIRMEN pls get rid of parky at the end of the season, enough is enough we know you can coz you put in ajoint bid to buy the BULLS afew days ago and failed. Bradford Lad BD9
  • Score: -9

11:12pm Thu 27 Mar 14

Victor Clayton says...

propasupporter wrote:
realcitygent wrote:
propasupporter wrote:
Some of these comments are clearly not from Bradford City supporters, the club are doing the best they can in a higher league, anybody who thought they would waltz into the Championship are clearly deluded and know little about the reality of a small football club, I know we have great fan base but we all pay peanuts for our season tickets compared to other clubs in this league. Football is much about finance, I would rather have a stable and solvent mid table Bradford City this year and the opportunity to move onwards and upwards next season. Phil Parkinson needs backing not sacking, especially from some of the morons who comment on here and who must live in some kind of parallel universe. Get a grip lads you could be a Beeston united supporter, then you would have something to moan about!!
how do you expect city fans to carry on backing parky when he has shown he is out of his depth in this div ,all you need to do is look at his signings for this season which imo are a joke ,as though thats not bad enough look at his hoofit tactics ,even withoutt hanson playing its still big boot upfield then add his team selection ,ie bates in mf when 2 midfielders on bench ,then the time he played kennedy as a winger leaves winger sat on bench ,even when we been desperate for a keeper this season he goes and signs a young lad with no experiance ,meaning when jonny mac has a nightmare we cant drop him ,how much money has the man wasted on loan signings who never get a game
We all have to back Phil Parkinson whether we like it or not, simple economics would suggest that just the compensatory payment required to pay off is very well earned extended contract would wipe out any new player budget for next season, I concede that some of his signings have not have not done what it said on the can, but they all came with a Championship/League one pedigree. I bought a brand new Mercedes Benz because of its pedigree, it spent 5 months of the first year in the dealership, thats life! I believe that City will survive this crisis and next season we will still be looking forward to our dream of further progression, Sacking solves nothing, Parky will come good again. CTID
But what about his assistant? Can he be replaced :) . Joking apart PP doesn't seem to be getting great advice.
[quote][p][bold]propasupporter[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]realcitygent[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]propasupporter[/bold] wrote: Some of these comments are clearly not from Bradford City supporters, the club are doing the best they can in a higher league, anybody who thought they would waltz into the Championship are clearly deluded and know little about the reality of a small football club, I know we have great fan base but we all pay peanuts for our season tickets compared to other clubs in this league. Football is much about finance, I would rather have a stable and solvent mid table Bradford City this year and the opportunity to move onwards and upwards next season. Phil Parkinson needs backing not sacking, especially from some of the morons who comment on here and who must live in some kind of parallel universe. Get a grip lads you could be a Beeston united supporter, then you would have something to moan about!![/p][/quote]how do you expect city fans to carry on backing parky when he has shown he is out of his depth in this div ,all you need to do is look at his signings for this season which imo are a joke ,as though thats not bad enough look at his hoofit tactics ,even withoutt hanson playing its still big boot upfield then add his team selection ,ie bates in mf when 2 midfielders on bench ,then the time he played kennedy as a winger leaves winger sat on bench ,even when we been desperate for a keeper this season he goes and signs a young lad with no experiance ,meaning when jonny mac has a nightmare we cant drop him ,how much money has the man wasted on loan signings who never get a game[/p][/quote]We all have to back Phil Parkinson whether we like it or not, simple economics would suggest that just the compensatory payment required to pay off is very well earned extended contract would wipe out any new player budget for next season, I concede that some of his signings have not have not done what it said on the can, but they all came with a Championship/League one pedigree. I bought a brand new Mercedes Benz because of its pedigree, it spent 5 months of the first year in the dealership, thats life! I believe that City will survive this crisis and next season we will still be looking forward to our dream of further progression, Sacking solves nothing, Parky will come good again. CTID[/p][/quote]But what about his assistant? Can he be replaced :) . Joking apart PP doesn't seem to be getting great advice. Victor Clayton
  • Score: 1

12:45am Fri 28 Mar 14

doubledigiter says...

finishing the evening on a positive note. 8 games left 24 points to play for we probably need 7 or 8 points to stay in the division given the teams below us will take points from one another in the meantime. objective start of the season? stay in the division. be down amongst the relegation candidates all season and get out on the last day, do ok all season and be safe by april or do ok for the majority, struggle a bit towards the end, get sucked in but still stay up? which would you have taken before a ball was kicked this season? i think if we're all honest we would have taken any of those scenarios providing the end result is the objective - staying in this division - is met. the objective will be met i am confident of that and new objectives and targets will be set in the summer. to that end the manager, staff and players have done the job. challenge to get into the play-offs is the next realistic goal and i truly believe that we can do that with the backing of us the supporters!
finishing the evening on a positive note. 8 games left 24 points to play for we probably need 7 or 8 points to stay in the division given the teams below us will take points from one another in the meantime. objective start of the season? stay in the division. be down amongst the relegation candidates all season and get out on the last day, do ok all season and be safe by april or do ok for the majority, struggle a bit towards the end, get sucked in but still stay up? which would you have taken before a ball was kicked this season? i think if we're all honest we would have taken any of those scenarios providing the end result is the objective - staying in this division - is met. the objective will be met i am confident of that and new objectives and targets will be set in the summer. to that end the manager, staff and players have done the job. challenge to get into the play-offs is the next realistic goal and i truly believe that we can do that with the backing of us the supporters! doubledigiter
  • Score: 2

4:12am Fri 28 Mar 14

Aussie Bantam says...

not too sure about another tall striker, I would sooner have average size and then maybe we can play football instead of the big hoof , giving the ball back to the opposition all too easily. Parky knows how to play footy, but seem's to prefer long ball stuff. If other team's come to V.P and play us off the park you would think the penny would drop eh. Please play well City and treat the glorious fan's. wish there was a key for " fingers crossed" ha ha.
not too sure about another tall striker, I would sooner have average size and then maybe we can play football instead of the big hoof , giving the ball back to the opposition all too easily. Parky knows how to play footy, but seem's to prefer long ball stuff. If other team's come to V.P and play us off the park you would think the penny would drop eh. Please play well City and treat the glorious fan's. wish there was a key for " fingers crossed" ha ha. Aussie Bantam
  • Score: 0

8:05am Fri 28 Mar 14

dcbantam says...

I think this confirms what everyone already knows that Gray is past it and is one of the many that won't get a new contract in the summer. The only concern I have is that we seem to e only interested in players 30 years plus. The average age of our team must be one of the highest in the league!
I think this confirms what everyone already knows that Gray is past it and is one of the many that won't get a new contract in the summer. The only concern I have is that we seem to e only interested in players 30 years plus. The average age of our team must be one of the highest in the league! dcbantam
  • Score: 0

9:40am Fri 28 Mar 14

Prisoner Cell Block A says...

Bradford Lad BD9 wrote:
CHAIRMEN pls get rid of parky at the end of the season, enough is enough we know you can coz you put in ajoint bid to buy the BULLS afew days ago and failed.
Can we get rid of you and your ilk?
[quote][p][bold]Bradford Lad BD9[/bold] wrote: CHAIRMEN pls get rid of parky at the end of the season, enough is enough we know you can coz you put in ajoint bid to buy the BULLS afew days ago and failed.[/p][/quote]Can we get rid of you and your ilk? Prisoner Cell Block A
  • Score: 5

11:17am Fri 28 Mar 14

al&co says...

Orient 0 Bradford City 2 (Stead, McLean)......if only... but it might just happen!

Come on everybody get behind the team. Being positive will see us through....

Come on City show everybody what you can do...there are games we can win if we go for it but you have to believe. Yes, it will take a mighty effort by all concerned and I agree that we have turned in some very poor displays but I also remember games where we have shown real grit...most recently at Colchester...more of the same and we will finish the season in a safe place.

We have to stay optimistic and hope it will make a difference.

We have the most tremendous supporters and I honestly believe they will make a difference....tomorr
ow would be a good place to start winning...

Come on City...no more inept defeats...let's have a big finish!
Orient 0 Bradford City 2 (Stead, McLean)......if only... but it might just happen! Come on everybody get behind the team. Being positive will see us through.... Come on City show everybody what you can do...there are games we can win if we go for it but you have to believe. Yes, it will take a mighty effort by all concerned and I agree that we have turned in some very poor displays but I also remember games where we have shown real grit...most recently at Colchester...more of the same and we will finish the season in a safe place. We have to stay optimistic and hope it will make a difference. We have the most tremendous supporters and I honestly believe they will make a difference....tomorr ow would be a good place to start winning... Come on City...no more inept defeats...let's have a big finish! al&co
  • Score: 2

3:54pm Fri 28 Mar 14

Prisoner Cell Block A says...

dcbantam wrote:
I think this confirms what everyone already knows that Gray is past it and is one of the many that won't get a new contract in the summer. The only concern I have is that we seem to e only interested in players 30 years plus. The average age of our team must be one of the highest in the league!
As Gray was on an 18 month contract and is in his 14th month with no hope of playing before next August at the earliest I think we've seen the end of the lad.

Do you not remember one of the most successful Bradford City teams in living memory? Jewell's Dad's Army? I'll bet their average age eclipses this one.

Also, the energy, effort and inspiration brought to City by our own Corporal Jones cannot be ignored.

You do the over 30's a disservice
[quote][p][bold]dcbantam[/bold] wrote: I think this confirms what everyone already knows that Gray is past it and is one of the many that won't get a new contract in the summer. The only concern I have is that we seem to e only interested in players 30 years plus. The average age of our team must be one of the highest in the league![/p][/quote]As Gray was on an 18 month contract and is in his 14th month with no hope of playing before next August at the earliest I think we've seen the end of the lad. Do you not remember one of the most successful Bradford City teams in living memory? Jewell's Dad's Army? I'll bet their average age eclipses this one. Also, the energy, effort and inspiration brought to City by our own Corporal Jones cannot be ignored. You do the over 30's a disservice Prisoner Cell Block A
  • Score: 1

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