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FT: Leyton Orient 0 City 1

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Simon Parker, Bradford City Reporter

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tyker2 4:25pm Sat 29 Mar 14

why does Parky keep doing it? he cannot walk away from an argument

Score: -13
tyker2 4:56pm Sat 29 Mar 14

phew!!

Score: 2
Pablo 5:00pm Sat 29 Mar 14

Sounds like a much improved performance and an excellent win. After a bit of uncalled for criticism from some supporters (bearing in mind he hadn't kicked a ball for us ), Jon Stead contributed to us gaining the points.

I do, however, echo tyker2's comments re PP's behaviour, following yet another spat with the opposition's non playing staff. How many times has this happened this season?

Score: 1
birstallbantam56 5:08pm Sat 29 Mar 14

Credit where it's due, a big 3 points, well done City!

Score: 18
eldwick person 5:14pm Sat 29 Mar 14

A really good 3 points against one of the sides in the division and away from home too.

That has made me very happy for this weekend.

Score: 18
james craggs 5:18pm Sat 29 Mar 14

So glad Parkinson took my advice about having a strong Spine to the team.
Yippee safe.

Score: 1
tyker2 5:21pm Sat 29 Mar 14

8 points plus significant goal difference over bottom 4 makes us look safe but would prefer another 2 points at least.

how can we put that sort of performance together and be so inept against ShrewSbury and Walsall?

Score: -4
Victor Clayton 5:33pm Sat 29 Mar 14

Well done city.

Score: 10
OLD BANTAM 5:34pm Sat 29 Mar 14

We'll done. 3 big points. That's city all over can beat top teams. But not the teams at the bottom. That will stop some of the ridiculous remarks made last week. Next win will be Rotherham away.

Score: 9
Victor Clayton 5:42pm Sat 29 Mar 14

OLD BANTAM wrote…


We'll done. 3 big points. That's city all over can beat top teams. But not the teams at the bottom. That will stop some of the ridiculous remarks made last week. Next win will be Rotherham away.

If you want to stop last weeks comments why bring up and invite more comment. Bates wasn't even brought on for defensive duties, so if anything it reinforces some of last weeks observations.

Score: 2
theoutsider 6:09pm Sat 29 Mar 14

Leaving the ground on Tues night I said watch us win at Orient. Stead clearly contributed to this; McLean played well and might well have scored the winning goal that makes us safe. To be sure we need 52pts starting with three at Coventry on Tues. IN PARKY WE TRUST.

Score: 12
Baby Bantam 6:18pm Sat 29 Mar 14

Not even joking,when we scored I think abit of wee came out!!! I love it when city prove me wrong!!! Another 3 on Tuesday please

Score: 6
The Hoffster 6:25pm Sat 29 Mar 14

Fluke I'd say.

Score: -29
allannicho 6:30pm Sat 29 Mar 14

theoutsider wrote…


Leaving the ground on Tues night I said watch us win at Orient. Stead clearly contributed to this; McLean played well and might well have scored the winning goal that makes us safe. To be sure we need 52pts starting with three at Coventry on Tues. IN PARKY WE TRUST.

Last time in Premier was 36 for safety ?

Score: -4
parkofl 6:33pm Sat 29 Mar 14

Three points I'd say clown

Score: 5
Wrose bantam 7:14pm Sat 29 Mar 14

Great win away at one of the divisions top sides. Without Hanson and without Doyle and then without Drury.

Bit of praise for Parky would not go a miss.

Here's another way of looking at this season. Parky takes City from the abyss and fills the club with cash from 2 wembley visits. Lawn decides to take back £1 million at end of last season (He must have been happy). Don't get me wrong Lawn can do what he wants and he has invested in the club.

This season , sees us rake in over £1.3 million with add ons by selling our top scorer. This means reforming our front line. Davies has been out for a big part of the season as has Meredith.

City will stay up and whilst I do think some signings have been poor, if we finish some where near mid table , this is a good season given all of the above.

I also think Stead will do well for us. It's important now to plan for next season. Gray will be costing us way too much and when he goes , this should free up some resources. We need a box to box midfielder who can score.

Score: 21
Banktop 7:28pm Sat 29 Mar 14

The Hoffster wrote…


Fluke I'd say.

Clearly not a Bradford lad are you? Maybe live here but clearly not a 'Bradford lad'

Never liked anything you have had to say pRAT.

Score: 23
Aussie Bantam 7:39pm Sat 29 Mar 14

wonderful result and now for Tues game with Coventry who are coming out of a bad patch, pity we missed playing a few weeks ago because that was the start of their woes. anyway here's hoping for the lads to perform especially big Mac and Stead is it? bit worried about the Rotherham game . Go City

Score: 6
Olivermac 7:56pm Sat 29 Mar 14

Great result well done to Parky and the lads it shows we do have the quality to beat these teams at the top, just hope we can put one over on Rotherham in a couple of weeks time.

Score: 5
[deleted] 7:59pm Sat 29 Mar 14
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Score: 19
huggy b 8:00pm Sat 29 Mar 14

The Hoffster wrote…


Fluke I'd say.

You obviously weren't there then, I'd say.

Score: 16
shaun from richmond 8:10pm Sat 29 Mar 14

AMAZING RESULT!!......And McLean SCORED!!....AMAZING!
!

Score: 0
bcfc1903 8:21pm Sat 29 Mar 14

Great result, Well done to Phil Parkinson for once again coming up with a result in a big game and Mr Parkin also!!!!

Well done to all the players, immense performance!!!

Last but not least to the brilliant 626 BCFC fans who made the trip and kept the faith, superb effort, proud of you all and the standing ovation you gave Kyle Reid and his family, a great touch!!!!!!!

Score: 23
The Hoffster 8:26pm Sat 29 Mar 14

Banktop wrote…


The Hoffster wrote…


Fluke I'd say.
Clearly not a Bradford lad are you? Maybe live here but clearly not a 'Bradford lad'

Never liked anything you have had to say pRAT.

Be quiet, BNP/EDL supporter.

Score: -23
Victor Clayton 9:09pm Sat 29 Mar 14

The Hoffster wrote…


Banktop wrote…


The Hoffster wrote…


Fluke I'd say.
Clearly not a Bradford lad are you? Maybe live here but clearly not a 'Bradford lad'

Never liked anything you have had to say pRAT.
Be quiet, BNP/EDL supporter.

Lets be honest. It's the majority being silent that has led to the downfall of this once great city. Congratulations.

Score: 11
Pablo 9:24pm Sat 29 Mar 14

Wrose bantam wrote…


Great win away at one of the divisions top sides. Without Hanson and without Doyle and then without Drury.

Bit of praise for Parky would not go a miss.

Here's another way of looking at this season. Parky takes City from the abyss and fills the club with cash from 2 wembley visits. Lawn decides to take back £1 million at end of last season (He must have been happy). Don't get me wrong Lawn can do what he wants and he has invested in the club.

This season , sees us rake in over £1.3 million with add ons by selling our top scorer. This means reforming our front line. Davies has been out for a big part of the season as has Meredith.

City will stay up and whilst I do think some signings have been poor, if we finish some where near mid table , this is a good season given all of the above.

I also think Stead will do well for us. It's important now to plan for next season. Gray will be costing us way too much and when he goes , this should free up some resources. We need a box to box midfielder who can score.

For the record, Rhodes insisted Lawn's loan was repaid. Lawn did not take his £1M back of his own accord.

Score: 4
Cityman23 9:25pm Sat 29 Mar 14

After City's terrific win today, the 'Pulse's' Ian Ormondroyd summed the team up best by describing them as the 'Dr Jeckle & Mr Hyde' team! and how write he is! It was great to hear ...
a) ..of a terrific defensive performance from the whole back four
b) ..of Rory McArdle on top of his game
c) ..of Jonny Mac making a world-class save to deny a certain goal
d) ..of Aaron McLean getting his shooting/scoring boots on
e) ..of a clean sheet against a top end of the table side
f) ..of three points which almost makes us safe ...BUT...

How can THAT team performance be squared with what happened on Tuesday?

And most importantly, how can we be assured that the Saturday 29 March-type performances will become the 'norm' and the Tuesday 25 March performances will be banished for ever...never to be seen again??!!

(but well done today anyway, lads!!)

Score: 1
Mr Tii 10:16pm Sat 29 Mar 14

That attendance is embarrassing ! A club like us should be up there challenging for top spot never mind survival .

Score: -8
torreyman 10:50pm Sat 29 Mar 14

I agree a top three club the attendance was awful but why should we care a great 3 points in the bag I think we are safe now finish mid table will be happy now end of the season should PP go ??

Score: 1
Parkybcfc 11:14pm Sat 29 Mar 14

torreyman wrote…


I agree a top three club the attendance was awful but why should we care a great 3 points in the bag I think we are safe now finish mid table will be happy now end of the season should PP go ??

Totally agree mate it's nothing to do with attendances it about the 11 on the pitch they did us proud today, keep the faith mid table this season build on next keep faith in parky bcfc in is heart

Score: 1
Down South 11:37pm Sat 29 Mar 14

where are all the comments this week?

Score: 5
shoesmaker26 5:18am Sun 30 Mar 14

well done city you did us all proud ,great result and also well dun mclean and stead up front to , but just shows if we slacken of for just a second how fine the margins are between wining and loosing games are carnt wait for the coventry game to cheer the team on once again well done one and all

Score: 3
Statler4 10:17am Sun 30 Mar 14

Cityman23 wrote…


After City's terrific win today, the 'Pulse's' Ian Ormondroyd summed the team up best by describing them as the 'Dr Jeckle & Mr Hyde' team! and how write he is! It was great to hear ...
a) ..of a terrific defensive performance from the whole back four
b) ..of Rory McArdle on top of his game
c) ..of Jonny Mac making a world-class save to deny a certain goal
d) ..of Aaron McLean getting his shooting/scoring boots on
e) ..of a clean sheet against a top end of the table side
f) ..of three points which almost makes us safe ...BUT...

How can THAT team performance be squared with what happened on Tuesday?

And most importantly, how can we be assured that the Saturday 29 March-type performances will become the 'norm' and the Tuesday 25 March performances will be banished for ever...never to be seen again??!!

(but well done today anyway, lads!!)

That's simply part and parcel of the ups and downs and fun of supporting a little club tucked away in dark satanic West Yorkshire.

Score: 3
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Score: -1
bcfcincheshire 12:18pm Sun 30 Mar 14

Win of the season...the players have delivered when it was most needed...simply not credible to not replicate this at least once more this season so may as well force the issue at Coventry to try and tie up survival before Oldham arrive...our away form has actually been generally good this season...it is our home form that has lacked substance overall...six wins simply reflects an inability to properly draw off the large support and Oldham, Peterborough and Crawley offer the opportunity to finish strongly in preparation for next season.

Score: 0
macca1969 12:49pm Sun 30 Mar 14

What's great about this win is it shows we can win without Hanson. This is crucial if the club us to progress in the long term. We cannot play one system to suit one player. We need others who can either do his role or preferably change the system to give us more variety. Shows also now he has his match fitness that should McLean recieve a chance then he can score. You cannot blame him for Tuesday for playing with his back to goal when not one single player got to the byline or played a pass. On the whole plenty still to do as always but I think we will soon be safe and start planning for next season

Score: 1
Cyprus Bantam 3:35pm Sun 30 Mar 14

Down South wrote…


where are all the comments this week?

Where were yours when they lost on Tuesday?

Score: 1
Bradford Lad BD9 3:47pm Sun 30 Mar 14

Well done to the staff and players for a amazing 3 pts and not forgetting the 600 or so bantams fans who went down there I hope we can collect another 3 pts on tues or least a draw, But seriously like i posted last week come end of the season we should get rid of parky and start fresh due to his negative tactics, no plan b, very very poor signings and finally he has taken the club as far as he can, And we do know the chairmen have money to pay him off at the end of the season otherwise they wouldnt be bidding for the BULLS a few weeks ago. SIMPLE

Score: -2
diffident 3:51pm Sun 30 Mar 14

If you'd said to me at Christmas we'd have two quality players like Aaron McLean and Jon Stead playing up front for us going into April I would have thought you were mad. I just wish I'd been at Orient to see us operating with two 'proper' footballers up top. It's done us proud upto this point but imho it's time to forget about the oh so predictable hit and hope, 'long diagonal' guff aimed at our resident Zebedee favoured by our seemingly one eyed manager. We need to get these two lads a busy, skilful, midfield player to play with in and around the oppo's box and play some football.

Score: 0
Bradford1903 9:36pm Sun 30 Mar 14

A great win. I don't know if we thought we were safe after the Gillingham game, which maybe explained the last two performances, but this was the hard working and committed display, which we have grown accustomed to over the past couple of seasons.

Thought it was a surprising revelation by Parky, that Mclean was criticised in the dressingroom midweek, as what is said should stay in there, but he has responded in the perfect way, with another instinctive finish.

Apart from laughing at Parky's descripton of "tunnelgate", the one thing that stood out was him saying that our best performances have come when we are positive.

Score: 0
Avenger78 12:50am Mon 31 Mar 14

City were very lucky to win, ...But i am glad we won,

Score: 1

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