Steve Parkin calls for more fight as Jon Stead set to lead Bradford City line

Jon Stead has been signed on loan until the end of the season and is set to deputise for the injured James Hanson tomorrow

Jon Stead has been signed on loan until the end of the season and is set to deputise for the injured James Hanson tomorrow

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Jon Stead has been handed the task of spearheading City’s safety bid against Leyton Orient tomorrow.

The Huddersfield striker takes the targetman mantle from the injured James Hanson after signing on loan for the rest of the season.

Phil Parkinson snapped up the 30-year-old an hour before yesterday’s emergency deadline to bolster an attack that has been hit by injury and illness.

City badly lacked a focal point without Hanson against Walsall and his muted display off the bench showed he is not right.

Assistant boss Steve Parkin said: “He’s had his niggly problem switching between his groin and his back for the best part of four or five weeks.

“He’s got through some games but on Tuesday night he wasn’t in the right place mentally.

“When he’s not 100 per cent, which he hasn’t been, we can find that difficult. But we’ve got to overcome that hurdle and move on because he needs a rest.”

Andy Gray is suffering from shingles and youngster Oliver McBurnie is stll recovering from illness. So the onus will be straight on Stead to partner Aaron Mclean at the Matchroom Stadium.

Like Mclean, Stead brings plenty of higher-level experience. He returned to his hometown club in the summer after spells at Blackburn, Sunderland, Sheffield United, Ipswich and Bristol City.

The seventh loan player currently in the squad is also match-fit after a recent month with Oldham.

City, who will again be missing groin victim Nathan Doyle in midfield, needed to bolster numbers at the start of an “eight game mini-league” to secure their League One status.

The Bantams head to east London six points above the drop zone after back-to-back defeats and cannot afford a repeat of the Walsall no-show.

“We need lots of fight now,” said assistant Steve Parkin. “We’ve been in this situation before and we’ve got enough experience to come through it.

“The players feel disappointed because they knew they let everybody down the other night and we’re looking for a reaction.

“The manager let them know afterwards that it wasn’t good enough. But there have not been many times at Valley Parade over the last couple of years when that’s been the case.

“There’s still no excuse for that but those kind of performances have been very few and far between.

“We have to well and truly put that disappointment behind us. I’m not sure that was the case after Shrewsbury so we can’t let that happen again at the weekend.”

Leyton Orient’s promotion chase has gone off the boil with only one win from their last five games. They were also booed off on Tuesday after a 1-1 draw with Oldham.

Russell Slade has goalkeeping issues after Eldin Jakupovic was recalled by Hull to cover Allan McGregor’s red card and injury.

Jamie Jones has only just returned to the bench following a hairline fracture in his back and Slade had suggested last week that it would be too soon for him to play.

The home side have signed rookie midfielder John Lundstram on a month’s loan from Everton. The 20-year-old England youth international could make his debut as Romain Vincelot is suspended and his replacement Marvin Bartley injured a hamstring in midweek.

Parkin said: “Orient are still a good team – they wouldn’t be up there otherwise. But there must be a tinge of disappointment that they’ve dropped off from the incredible high standards they have set.

“Is it a good time to play them? That will only be determined by our performance. If there is any hint of hesitancy in them then we’ve got to make sure we play on that.”

Having sat in the top two for so long, the O’s are now two points behind Brentford in third but have played two more matches.

Slade was furious with the reaction from the home fans in midweek and accused them of not getting behind the team.

He said: “It’s a joke. Some people are criticising me and saying that we’ve given up.

“As a manager I’ve not given up – this team has not given up. I’m frustrated for the players.”

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8:01am Fri 28 Mar 14

Dave2610 says...

Bad management playing a player who isn't fit, should av gone int loan market for a striker earlier and then he may av been fit again by now!
Bad management playing a player who isn't fit, should av gone int loan market for a striker earlier and then he may av been fit again by now! Dave2610
  • Score: -21

8:08am Fri 28 Mar 14

Michael Clayton says...

Dave2610 wrote:
Bad management playing a player who isn't fit, should av gone int loan market for a striker earlier and then he may av been fit again by now!
All you want to do is find an excuse to bad mouth the management as it is the 'in thing' to do so. I doubt if you know the facts.
[quote][p][bold]Dave2610[/bold] wrote: Bad management playing a player who isn't fit, should av gone int loan market for a striker earlier and then he may av been fit again by now![/p][/quote]All you want to do is find an excuse to bad mouth the management as it is the 'in thing' to do so. I doubt if you know the facts. Michael Clayton
  • Score: 21

8:39am Fri 28 Mar 14

spleen ventor says...

Sick of the negatrons here and elswhere...the lad hasn't even kicked a ball for us yet and ridiculous opinions are being made mainly due to his Huddersfield connections...it may have excaped some of the clowns on here but some of the best players in our history previously played for Town before going on to great careers at City.
There is no reason whatsover why he can't do a good job for us and you never know, he might be the one to bring the best out of McLean...reserve your judgment for the end of the season.
Sick of the negatrons here and elswhere...the lad hasn't even kicked a ball for us yet and ridiculous opinions are being made mainly due to his Huddersfield connections...it may have excaped some of the clowns on here but some of the best players in our history previously played for Town before going on to great careers at City. There is no reason whatsover why he can't do a good job for us and you never know, he might be the one to bring the best out of McLean...reserve your judgment for the end of the season. spleen ventor
  • Score: 29

9:03am Fri 28 Mar 14

irish bantam says...

will be cheering the lads on tomorrow at Orient hope its not a silent bus on the way home................
............just one message for parky
PLEASE DONT PLAY THE MUPPET BATES!!!!!!!!!!!
Rant over !
will be cheering the lads on tomorrow at Orient hope its not a silent bus on the way home................ ............just one message for parky PLEASE DONT PLAY THE MUPPET BATES!!!!!!!!!!! Rant over ! irish bantam
  • Score: 19

9:16am Fri 28 Mar 14

Cyprus Bantam says...

irish bantam wrote:
will be cheering the lads on tomorrow at Orient hope its not a silent bus on the way home................

............just one message for parky
PLEASE DONT PLAY THE MUPPET BATES!!!!!!!!!!!
Rant over !
Master Bates will be the first name on the team sheet. The midfield is the problem at the moment. There is no creativity! We need to pass the ball better to get the best out of the wingers. I would have preferred a Doyle Dolan combination but the former is injured. My guess is that PP will stick with Jones and Bates. I think Stead will do OK - so long as he gets the right sort of service. Best of luck against the Orient (you will need it!)
[quote][p][bold]irish bantam[/bold] wrote: will be cheering the lads on tomorrow at Orient hope its not a silent bus on the way home................ ............just one message for parky PLEASE DONT PLAY THE MUPPET BATES!!!!!!!!!!! Rant over ![/p][/quote]Master Bates will be the first name on the team sheet. The midfield is the problem at the moment. There is no creativity! We need to pass the ball better to get the best out of the wingers. I would have preferred a Doyle Dolan combination but the former is injured. My guess is that PP will stick with Jones and Bates. I think Stead will do OK - so long as he gets the right sort of service. Best of luck against the Orient (you will need it!) Cyprus Bantam
  • Score: 2

10:10am Fri 28 Mar 14

Peter300 says...

Dave2610 wrote:
Bad management playing a player who isn't fit, should av gone int loan market for a striker earlier and then he may av been fit again by now!
Looks like they've sensibly tried to manage James' fitness. Obvously a vital player for us.
[quote][p][bold]Dave2610[/bold] wrote: Bad management playing a player who isn't fit, should av gone int loan market for a striker earlier and then he may av been fit again by now![/p][/quote]Looks like they've sensibly tried to manage James' fitness. Obvously a vital player for us. Peter300
  • Score: 9

10:11am Fri 28 Mar 14

Peter300 says...

irish bantam wrote:
will be cheering the lads on tomorrow at Orient hope its not a silent bus on the way home................

............just one message for parky
PLEASE DONT PLAY THE MUPPET BATES!!!!!!!!!!!
Rant over !
And there's you!
[quote][p][bold]irish bantam[/bold] wrote: will be cheering the lads on tomorrow at Orient hope its not a silent bus on the way home................ ............just one message for parky PLEASE DONT PLAY THE MUPPET BATES!!!!!!!!!!! Rant over ![/p][/quote]And there's you! Peter300
  • Score: -5

10:55am Fri 28 Mar 14

allannicho says...

Jon is a good striker with a point to prove, I just
have a feeling that this lad is going to turn it around for us.
I did not have this feeling when we bought Mclean.
Jon is a good striker with a point to prove, I just have a feeling that this lad is going to turn it around for us. I did not have this feeling when we bought Mclean. allannicho
  • Score: 6

11:15am Fri 28 Mar 14

Victor Clayton says...

Peter,
why dont you tell us what you though of Tuesdays game?
Peter, why dont you tell us what you though of Tuesdays game? Victor Clayton
  • Score: 1

11:22am Fri 28 Mar 14

Parkybcfc says...

Why don't people wasting there energy on negative comments use that energy to cheer the team on, the players and management need us behind them not against them, let's stay confident that we will stay up this season and build for next.
Why don't people wasting there energy on negative comments use that energy to cheer the team on, the players and management need us behind them not against them, let's stay confident that we will stay up this season and build for next. Parkybcfc
  • Score: 7

11:31am Fri 28 Mar 14

lawsonio123 says...

Stead at 30 has more years in football he is a good player and by no means past it as some posts say Parky is doing what he can at the moment he knows he has to get it right So just have a time off playing Hell and give them a bit of support
Stead at 30 has more years in football he is a good player and by no means past it as some posts say Parky is doing what he can at the moment he knows he has to get it right So just have a time off playing Hell and give them a bit of support lawsonio123
  • Score: 15

11:38am Fri 28 Mar 14

tyker2 says...

another big lad to load the balls to at head height and above, We should not be doing this as he is quite skilful on the deck. Keep it down from now on like we did at Colchester and we have half a chance in the remaining games
another big lad to load the balls to at head height and above, We should not be doing this as he is quite skilful on the deck. Keep it down from now on like we did at Colchester and we have half a chance in the remaining games tyker2
  • Score: 2

11:44am Fri 28 Mar 14

jamiejoe says...

allannicho wrote:
Jon is a good striker with a point to prove, I just
have a feeling that this lad is going to turn it around for us.
I did not have this feeling when we bought Mclean.
He will need to weigh in with more than 2 goals to make an impact, or link up the rest of the team. His record is a goal every 4 games or so ...

I think the issue stems from midfield, we should be more attack minded with the wide men but we need to get the basics right and that means passing the ball between the team and working it wide down the channels.
[quote][p][bold]allannicho[/bold] wrote: Jon is a good striker with a point to prove, I just have a feeling that this lad is going to turn it around for us. I did not have this feeling when we bought Mclean.[/p][/quote]He will need to weigh in with more than 2 goals to make an impact, or link up the rest of the team. His record is a goal every 4 games or so ... I think the issue stems from midfield, we should be more attack minded with the wide men but we need to get the basics right and that means passing the ball between the team and working it wide down the channels. jamiejoe
  • Score: 7

1:20pm Fri 28 Mar 14

Belfast Bantam says...

Good luck for tomorrow lads...got a feeling that we'll need a little luck down there.
Still, upwards and onwards.
Ctid.
Good luck for tomorrow lads...got a feeling that we'll need a little luck down there. Still, upwards and onwards. Ctid. Belfast Bantam
  • Score: 2

1:24pm Fri 28 Mar 14

Edinburgh -bantam says...

Why are new players always "snapped up"? Was there a long queue of managers bargaining for Jon Stead's signature?
Why are new players always "snapped up"? Was there a long queue of managers bargaining for Jon Stead's signature? Edinburgh -bantam
  • Score: 5

2:20pm Fri 28 Mar 14

shaun from richmond says...

Victor Clayton wrote:
Peter,
why dont you tell us what you though of Tuesdays game?
That could be tricky!!....The closest Peter gets to Valley Parade is "Skipton Library"!
BUT....He was an Ex City player! you know!
[quote][p][bold]Victor Clayton[/bold] wrote: Peter, why dont you tell us what you though of Tuesdays game?[/p][/quote]That could be tricky!!....The closest Peter gets to Valley Parade is "Skipton Library"! BUT....He was an Ex City player! you know! shaun from richmond
  • Score: 2

3:00pm Fri 28 Mar 14

Dave2610 says...

Michael Clayton wrote:
Dave2610 wrote:
Bad management playing a player who isn't fit, should av gone int loan market for a striker earlier and then he may av been fit again by now!
All you want to do is find an excuse to bad mouth the management as it is the 'in thing' to do so. I doubt if you know the facts.
Micheal, I know more than you think lad, never slated the management before but this is total stupidity playing someone who's injured so risking the lads health permanently !!
[quote][p][bold]Michael Clayton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dave2610[/bold] wrote: Bad management playing a player who isn't fit, should av gone int loan market for a striker earlier and then he may av been fit again by now![/p][/quote]All you want to do is find an excuse to bad mouth the management as it is the 'in thing' to do so. I doubt if you know the facts.[/p][/quote]Micheal, I know more than you think lad, never slated the management before but this is total stupidity playing someone who's injured so risking the lads health permanently !! Dave2610
  • Score: 6

3:02pm Fri 28 Mar 14

Olivermac says...

I think there is enough talent in the City squad to beat any team in this div, just look at the start of the season all the squad seemed up for the fight but ever since the mention of most of the players were out of contract come the end of the season it seems that the fight has gone, it's up to you Parky to get some confidence back into the lads minds that most still do have a future at VP.
I think there is enough talent in the City squad to beat any team in this div, just look at the start of the season all the squad seemed up for the fight but ever since the mention of most of the players were out of contract come the end of the season it seems that the fight has gone, it's up to you Parky to get some confidence back into the lads minds that most still do have a future at VP. Olivermac
  • Score: 2

3:15pm Fri 28 Mar 14

Bradford Lad BD9 says...

stead has been on loan at oldham for a month and did not score, should pair up well with toothpaste then.
stead has been on loan at oldham for a month and did not score, should pair up well with toothpaste then. Bradford Lad BD9
  • Score: 1

3:58pm Fri 28 Mar 14

nowt fresh says...

shaun from richmond wrote:
Victor Clayton wrote: Peter, why dont you tell us what you though of Tuesdays game?
That could be tricky!!....The closest Peter gets to Valley Parade is "Skipton Library"! BUT....He was an Ex City player! you know!
You keep saying this shaun please tell us just who the Peter300 really is ??.
[quote][p][bold]shaun from richmond[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Victor Clayton[/bold] wrote: Peter, why dont you tell us what you though of Tuesdays game?[/p][/quote]That could be tricky!!....The closest Peter gets to Valley Parade is "Skipton Library"! BUT....He was an Ex City player! you know![/p][/quote]You keep saying this shaun please tell us just who the Peter300 really is ??. nowt fresh
  • Score: 1

4:16pm Fri 28 Mar 14

jamiejoe says...

nowt fresh wrote:
shaun from richmond wrote:
Victor Clayton wrote: Peter, why dont you tell us what you though of Tuesdays game?
That could be tricky!!....The closest Peter gets to Valley Parade is "Skipton Library"! BUT....He was an Ex City player! you know!
You keep saying this shaun please tell us just who the Peter300 really is ??.
It's just who he makes out he is - with his pontificating and all that, nowt fresh really.

or you could ask Peter300 at 10 am tomorrow, straight from the horse's mouth so to speak!
[quote][p][bold]nowt fresh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]shaun from richmond[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Victor Clayton[/bold] wrote: Peter, why dont you tell us what you though of Tuesdays game?[/p][/quote]That could be tricky!!....The closest Peter gets to Valley Parade is "Skipton Library"! BUT....He was an Ex City player! you know![/p][/quote]You keep saying this shaun please tell us just who the Peter300 really is ??.[/p][/quote]It's just who he makes out he is - with his pontificating and all that, nowt fresh really. or you could ask Peter300 at 10 am tomorrow, straight from the horse's mouth so to speak! jamiejoe
  • Score: 2

4:21pm Fri 28 Mar 14

Pigeon81 says...

Olivermac wrote:
I think there is enough talent in the City squad to beat any team in this div, just look at the start of the season all the squad seemed up for the fight but ever since the mention of most of the players were out of contract come the end of the season it seems that the fight has gone, it's up to you Parky to get some confidence back into the lads minds that most still do have a future at VP.
Can you please explain this ludicrous comment...... which players will teams been chasing next year? other than Reach (who is on loan) I don't see where the talent is?

May seem harsh, but the success has been based on hard work and team spirit! we have less talent than most and have punched well above our weight!

CTID
[quote][p][bold]Olivermac[/bold] wrote: I think there is enough talent in the City squad to beat any team in this div, just look at the start of the season all the squad seemed up for the fight but ever since the mention of most of the players were out of contract come the end of the season it seems that the fight has gone, it's up to you Parky to get some confidence back into the lads minds that most still do have a future at VP.[/p][/quote]Can you please explain this ludicrous comment...... which players will teams been chasing next year? other than Reach (who is on loan) I don't see where the talent is? May seem harsh, but the success has been based on hard work and team spirit! we have less talent than most and have punched well above our weight! CTID Pigeon81
  • Score: 2

5:52pm Fri 28 Mar 14

shaun from richmond says...

jamiejoe wrote:
nowt fresh wrote:
shaun from richmond wrote:
Victor Clayton wrote: Peter, why dont you tell us what you though of Tuesdays game?
That could be tricky!!....The closest Peter gets to Valley Parade is "Skipton Library"! BUT....He was an Ex City player! you know!
You keep saying this shaun please tell us just who the Peter300 really is ??.
It's just who he makes out he is - with his pontificating and all that, nowt fresh really.

or you could ask Peter300 at 10 am tomorrow, straight from the horse's mouth so to speak!
Peter stated he used to play for City in the early 70s??...So, take your pick!. Whoever he is.....the poor bloke cant afford his own internet. ALL VERY SAD!
[quote][p][bold]jamiejoe[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nowt fresh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]shaun from richmond[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Victor Clayton[/bold] wrote: Peter, why dont you tell us what you though of Tuesdays game?[/p][/quote]That could be tricky!!....The closest Peter gets to Valley Parade is "Skipton Library"! BUT....He was an Ex City player! you know![/p][/quote]You keep saying this shaun please tell us just who the Peter300 really is ??.[/p][/quote]It's just who he makes out he is - with his pontificating and all that, nowt fresh really. or you could ask Peter300 at 10 am tomorrow, straight from the horse's mouth so to speak![/p][/quote]Peter stated he used to play for City in the early 70s??...So, take your pick!. Whoever he is.....the poor bloke cant afford his own internet. ALL VERY SAD! shaun from richmond
  • Score: -1

6:29pm Fri 28 Mar 14

Olivermac says...

Pigeon81 wrote:
Olivermac wrote:
I think there is enough talent in the City squad to beat any team in this div, just look at the start of the season all the squad seemed up for the fight but ever since the mention of most of the players were out of contract come the end of the season it seems that the fight has gone, it's up to you Parky to get some confidence back into the lads minds that most still do have a future at VP.
Can you please explain this ludicrous comment...... which players will teams been chasing next year? other than Reach (who is on loan) I don't see where the talent is?

May seem harsh, but the success has been based on hard work and team spirit! we have less talent than most and have punched well above our weight!

CTID
Davies / Hanson/ Darby/Jones/Lambert/
McLean/ that's 50% of the team, just a bit of advice stick to some other sport that you have a better knowledge of.
[quote][p][bold]Pigeon81[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Olivermac[/bold] wrote: I think there is enough talent in the City squad to beat any team in this div, just look at the start of the season all the squad seemed up for the fight but ever since the mention of most of the players were out of contract come the end of the season it seems that the fight has gone, it's up to you Parky to get some confidence back into the lads minds that most still do have a future at VP.[/p][/quote]Can you please explain this ludicrous comment...... which players will teams been chasing next year? other than Reach (who is on loan) I don't see where the talent is? May seem harsh, but the success has been based on hard work and team spirit! we have less talent than most and have punched well above our weight! CTID[/p][/quote]Davies / Hanson/ Darby/Jones/Lambert/ McLean/ that's 50% of the team, just a bit of advice stick to some other sport that you have a better knowledge of. Olivermac
  • Score: -1

6:46pm Fri 28 Mar 14

jamiejoe says...

Olivermac wrote:
Pigeon81 wrote:
Olivermac wrote:
I think there is enough talent in the City squad to beat any team in this div, just look at the start of the season all the squad seemed up for the fight but ever since the mention of most of the players were out of contract come the end of the season it seems that the fight has gone, it's up to you Parky to get some confidence back into the lads minds that most still do have a future at VP.
Can you please explain this ludicrous comment...... which players will teams been chasing next year? other than Reach (who is on loan) I don't see where the talent is?

May seem harsh, but the success has been based on hard work and team spirit! we have less talent than most and have punched well above our weight!

CTID
Davies / Hanson/ Darby/Jones/Lambert/

McLean/ that's 50% of the team, just a bit of advice stick to some other sport that you have a better knowledge of.
Brilliant - have we signed Rickie Lambert?

Once Reid is back fit and roaring down the line and Meredith is playing again then he will get some great service from the left. We should do okay next season too.
[quote][p][bold]Olivermac[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pigeon81[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Olivermac[/bold] wrote: I think there is enough talent in the City squad to beat any team in this div, just look at the start of the season all the squad seemed up for the fight but ever since the mention of most of the players were out of contract come the end of the season it seems that the fight has gone, it's up to you Parky to get some confidence back into the lads minds that most still do have a future at VP.[/p][/quote]Can you please explain this ludicrous comment...... which players will teams been chasing next year? other than Reach (who is on loan) I don't see where the talent is? May seem harsh, but the success has been based on hard work and team spirit! we have less talent than most and have punched well above our weight! CTID[/p][/quote]Davies / Hanson/ Darby/Jones/Lambert/ McLean/ that's 50% of the team, just a bit of advice stick to some other sport that you have a better knowledge of.[/p][/quote]Brilliant - have we signed Rickie Lambert? Once Reid is back fit and roaring down the line and Meredith is playing again then he will get some great service from the left. We should do okay next season too. jamiejoe
  • Score: 4

7:33pm Fri 28 Mar 14

realcitygent says...

jamiejoe wrote:
Olivermac wrote:
Pigeon81 wrote:
Olivermac wrote:
I think there is enough talent in the City squad to beat any team in this div, just look at the start of the season all the squad seemed up for the fight but ever since the mention of most of the players were out of contract come the end of the season it seems that the fight has gone, it's up to you Parky to get some confidence back into the lads minds that most still do have a future at VP.
Can you please explain this ludicrous comment...... which players will teams been chasing next year? other than Reach (who is on loan) I don't see where the talent is?

May seem harsh, but the success has been based on hard work and team spirit! we have less talent than most and have punched well above our weight!

CTID
Davies / Hanson/ Darby/Jones/Lambert/


McLean/ that's 50% of the team, just a bit of advice stick to some other sport that you have a better knowledge of.
Brilliant - have we signed Rickie Lambert?

Once Reid is back fit and roaring down the line and Meredith is playing again then he will get some great service from the left. We should do okay next season too.
reid is out of contract at end season cant see city giving him another,also his partner and baby living in london so i think he will end up back down there with any look
[quote][p][bold]jamiejoe[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Olivermac[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pigeon81[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Olivermac[/bold] wrote: I think there is enough talent in the City squad to beat any team in this div, just look at the start of the season all the squad seemed up for the fight but ever since the mention of most of the players were out of contract come the end of the season it seems that the fight has gone, it's up to you Parky to get some confidence back into the lads minds that most still do have a future at VP.[/p][/quote]Can you please explain this ludicrous comment...... which players will teams been chasing next year? other than Reach (who is on loan) I don't see where the talent is? May seem harsh, but the success has been based on hard work and team spirit! we have less talent than most and have punched well above our weight! CTID[/p][/quote]Davies / Hanson/ Darby/Jones/Lambert/ McLean/ that's 50% of the team, just a bit of advice stick to some other sport that you have a better knowledge of.[/p][/quote]Brilliant - have we signed Rickie Lambert? Once Reid is back fit and roaring down the line and Meredith is playing again then he will get some great service from the left. We should do okay next season too.[/p][/quote]reid is out of contract at end season cant see city giving him another,also his partner and baby living in london so i think he will end up back down there with any look realcitygent
  • Score: -4

7:59pm Fri 28 Mar 14

jamiejoe says...

realcitygent wrote:
jamiejoe wrote:
Olivermac wrote:
Pigeon81 wrote:
Olivermac wrote:
I think there is enough talent in the City squad to beat any team in this div, just look at the start of the season all the squad seemed up for the fight but ever since the mention of most of the players were out of contract come the end of the season it seems that the fight has gone, it's up to you Parky to get some confidence back into the lads minds that most still do have a future at VP.
Can you please explain this ludicrous comment...... which players will teams been chasing next year? other than Reach (who is on loan) I don't see where the talent is?

May seem harsh, but the success has been based on hard work and team spirit! we have less talent than most and have punched well above our weight!

CTID
Davies / Hanson/ Darby/Jones/Lambert/



McLean/ that's 50% of the team, just a bit of advice stick to some other sport that you have a better knowledge of.
Brilliant - have we signed Rickie Lambert?

Once Reid is back fit and roaring down the line and Meredith is playing again then he will get some great service from the left. We should do okay next season too.
reid is out of contract at end season cant see city giving him another,also his partner and baby living in london so i think he will end up back down there with any look
I hope he plays for us again. i also hope for his sake he gets the choice!
[quote][p][bold]realcitygent[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jamiejoe[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Olivermac[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pigeon81[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Olivermac[/bold] wrote: I think there is enough talent in the City squad to beat any team in this div, just look at the start of the season all the squad seemed up for the fight but ever since the mention of most of the players were out of contract come the end of the season it seems that the fight has gone, it's up to you Parky to get some confidence back into the lads minds that most still do have a future at VP.[/p][/quote]Can you please explain this ludicrous comment...... which players will teams been chasing next year? other than Reach (who is on loan) I don't see where the talent is? May seem harsh, but the success has been based on hard work and team spirit! we have less talent than most and have punched well above our weight! CTID[/p][/quote]Davies / Hanson/ Darby/Jones/Lambert/ McLean/ that's 50% of the team, just a bit of advice stick to some other sport that you have a better knowledge of.[/p][/quote]Brilliant - have we signed Rickie Lambert? Once Reid is back fit and roaring down the line and Meredith is playing again then he will get some great service from the left. We should do okay next season too.[/p][/quote]reid is out of contract at end season cant see city giving him another,also his partner and baby living in london so i think he will end up back down there with any look[/p][/quote]I hope he plays for us again. i also hope for his sake he gets the choice! jamiejoe
  • Score: 2

9:44pm Fri 28 Mar 14

torreyman says...

Toothpaste and Stead will it work ? the last throw of the dice will it work ? your guess as good as mine anyway good luck BCFC lets come back with a point at least
Toothpaste and Stead will it work ? the last throw of the dice will it work ? your guess as good as mine anyway good luck BCFC lets come back with a point at least torreyman
  • Score: 0

10:19pm Fri 28 Mar 14

Pigeon81 says...

Olivermac wrote:
Pigeon81 wrote:
Olivermac wrote:
I think there is enough talent in the City squad to beat any team in this div, just look at the start of the season all the squad seemed up for the fight but ever since the mention of most of the players were out of contract come the end of the season it seems that the fight has gone, it's up to you Parky to get some confidence back into the lads minds that most still do have a future at VP.
Can you please explain this ludicrous comment...... which players will teams been chasing next year? other than Reach (who is on loan) I don't see where the talent is?

May seem harsh, but the success has been based on hard work and team spirit! we have less talent than most and have punched well above our weight!

CTID
Davies / Hanson/ Darby/Jones/Lambert/

McLean/ that's 50% of the team, just a bit of advice stick to some other sport that you have a better knowledge of.
Grow up, my comment is sensible! Iets see the offers come in for the named players!

Please let me know who Lambert is?
[quote][p][bold]Olivermac[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pigeon81[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Olivermac[/bold] wrote: I think there is enough talent in the City squad to beat any team in this div, just look at the start of the season all the squad seemed up for the fight but ever since the mention of most of the players were out of contract come the end of the season it seems that the fight has gone, it's up to you Parky to get some confidence back into the lads minds that most still do have a future at VP.[/p][/quote]Can you please explain this ludicrous comment...... which players will teams been chasing next year? other than Reach (who is on loan) I don't see where the talent is? May seem harsh, but the success has been based on hard work and team spirit! we have less talent than most and have punched well above our weight! CTID[/p][/quote]Davies / Hanson/ Darby/Jones/Lambert/ McLean/ that's 50% of the team, just a bit of advice stick to some other sport that you have a better knowledge of.[/p][/quote]Grow up, my comment is sensible! Iets see the offers come in for the named players! Please let me know who Lambert is? Pigeon81
  • Score: 0

10:27pm Fri 28 Mar 14

jcellerton@hotmail.co.uk says...

time to get shut of thompson he is rubbish also mclean is not very good we are stuck with another x hull player reach is now getting complacent and why do the wingers always go back div 2 or 4 here we go
bantams fan
time to get shut of thompson he is rubbish also mclean is not very good we are stuck with another x hull player reach is now getting complacent and why do the wingers always go back div 2 or 4 here we go bantams fan jcellerton@hotmail.co.uk
  • Score: -1

12:42am Sat 29 Mar 14

Papa Smurfs Wig says...

Ricky Lambert is a sensational signing, ha ha.
Ricky Lambert is a sensational signing, ha ha. Papa Smurfs Wig
  • Score: 0

2:57am Sat 29 Mar 14

tyker2 says...

Victor Clayton wrote:
Peter,
why dont you tell us what you though of Tuesdays game?
he was not there
[quote][p][bold]Victor Clayton[/bold] wrote: Peter, why dont you tell us what you though of Tuesdays game?[/p][/quote]he was not there tyker2
  • Score: 0

6:56am Sat 29 Mar 14

tyker2 says...

realcitygent wrote:
jamiejoe wrote:
Olivermac wrote:
Pigeon81 wrote:
Olivermac wrote:
I think there is enough talent in the City squad to beat any team in this div, just look at the start of the season all the squad seemed up for the fight but ever since the mention of most of the players were out of contract come the end of the season it seems that the fight has gone, it's up to you Parky to get some confidence back into the lads minds that most still do have a future at VP.
Can you please explain this ludicrous comment...... which players will teams been chasing next year? other than Reach (who is on loan) I don't see where the talent is?

May seem harsh, but the success has been based on hard work and team spirit! we have less talent than most and have punched well above our weight!

CTID
Davies / Hanson/ Darby/Jones/Lambert/



McLean/ that's 50% of the team, just a bit of advice stick to some other sport that you have a better knowledge of.
Brilliant - have we signed Rickie Lambert?

Once Reid is back fit and roaring down the line and Meredith is playing again then he will get some great service from the left. We should do okay next season too.
reid is out of contract at end season cant see city giving him another,also his partner and baby living in london so i think he will end up back down there with any look
Precisely:he is one of 14 or so out of contract and I would imagine only 3 or 4 will be offered terms again. A complete rebuilding required with a couple of true box to box players required
[quote][p][bold]realcitygent[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jamiejoe[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Olivermac[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pigeon81[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Olivermac[/bold] wrote: I think there is enough talent in the City squad to beat any team in this div, just look at the start of the season all the squad seemed up for the fight but ever since the mention of most of the players were out of contract come the end of the season it seems that the fight has gone, it's up to you Parky to get some confidence back into the lads minds that most still do have a future at VP.[/p][/quote]Can you please explain this ludicrous comment...... which players will teams been chasing next year? other than Reach (who is on loan) I don't see where the talent is? May seem harsh, but the success has been based on hard work and team spirit! we have less talent than most and have punched well above our weight! CTID[/p][/quote]Davies / Hanson/ Darby/Jones/Lambert/ McLean/ that's 50% of the team, just a bit of advice stick to some other sport that you have a better knowledge of.[/p][/quote]Brilliant - have we signed Rickie Lambert? Once Reid is back fit and roaring down the line and Meredith is playing again then he will get some great service from the left. We should do okay next season too.[/p][/quote]reid is out of contract at end season cant see city giving him another,also his partner and baby living in london so i think he will end up back down there with any look[/p][/quote]Precisely:he is one of 14 or so out of contract and I would imagine only 3 or 4 will be offered terms again. A complete rebuilding required with a couple of true box to box players required tyker2
  • Score: 0

10:41am Sat 29 Mar 14

lawsonio123 says...

shaun from richmond wrote:
jamiejoe wrote:
nowt fresh wrote:
shaun from richmond wrote:
Victor Clayton wrote: Peter, why dont you tell us what you though of Tuesdays game?
That could be tricky!!....The closest Peter gets to Valley Parade is "Skipton Library"! BUT....He was an Ex City player! you know!
You keep saying this shaun please tell us just who the Peter300 really is ??.
It's just who he makes out he is - with his pontificating and all that, nowt fresh really.

or you could ask Peter300 at 10 am tomorrow, straight from the horse's mouth so to speak!
Peter stated he used to play for City in the early 70s??...So, take your pick!. Whoever he is.....the poor bloke cant afford his own internet. ALL VERY SAD!
He lives in a world of make believe if he played for City let him now state his full name then Shaun can no longer bait him I doubt he will as I say Dream World
[quote][p][bold]shaun from richmond[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jamiejoe[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nowt fresh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]shaun from richmond[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Victor Clayton[/bold] wrote: Peter, why dont you tell us what you though of Tuesdays game?[/p][/quote]That could be tricky!!....The closest Peter gets to Valley Parade is "Skipton Library"! BUT....He was an Ex City player! you know![/p][/quote]You keep saying this shaun please tell us just who the Peter300 really is ??.[/p][/quote]It's just who he makes out he is - with his pontificating and all that, nowt fresh really. or you could ask Peter300 at 10 am tomorrow, straight from the horse's mouth so to speak![/p][/quote]Peter stated he used to play for City in the early 70s??...So, take your pick!. Whoever he is.....the poor bloke cant afford his own internet. ALL VERY SAD![/p][/quote]He lives in a world of make believe if he played for City let him now state his full name then Shaun can no longer bait him I doubt he will as I say Dream World lawsonio123
  • Score: -1

8:39am Tue 1 Apr 14

Michael Clayton says...

Dave2610 wrote:
Michael Clayton wrote:
Dave2610 wrote: Bad management playing a player who isn't fit, should av gone int loan market for a striker earlier and then he may av been fit again by now!
All you want to do is find an excuse to bad mouth the management as it is the 'in thing' to do so. I doubt if you know the facts.
Micheal, I know more than you think lad, never slated the management before but this is total stupidity playing someone who's injured so risking the lads health permanently !!
Hello Dave.

If you heard it from a legitimate source then fair enough.

I am afraid that I may have sprung too quickly; not suprising given some of the comments on here.
[quote][p][bold]Dave2610[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Michael Clayton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dave2610[/bold] wrote: Bad management playing a player who isn't fit, should av gone int loan market for a striker earlier and then he may av been fit again by now![/p][/quote]All you want to do is find an excuse to bad mouth the management as it is the 'in thing' to do so. I doubt if you know the facts.[/p][/quote]Micheal, I know more than you think lad, never slated the management before but this is total stupidity playing someone who's injured so risking the lads health permanently !![/p][/quote]Hello Dave. If you heard it from a legitimate source then fair enough. I am afraid that I may have sprung too quickly; not suprising given some of the comments on here. Michael Clayton
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