LiveFT: Leyton Orient 0 City 1

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4:59pm

Phil Parkinson was sent off as City claimed three huge points at promotion-chasing Leyton Orient.
The Bantams boss watched the second half from the directors’ box following a half-time altercation with O’s number two Kevin Nugent.
But he must have been delighted with what he saw as City scrapped their way to a crucial victory, secured by Orient old boy Aaron Mclean.
Stephen Darby set the tone defensively with a crucial early block from a goal-bound shot by Kevin Lisbie before City’s back four were rocked by an injury to Adam Drury.
But within six minutes of Carl McHugh taking over at left back, it was the visitors who had the lead.
Gary Jones pumped their first corner deep and Mclean eluded his marker Gary Sawyer to knock home his second goal for the club.
City had the chance for a second when Adam Reach led a three-man break but debutant Jon Stead’s shot was blocked.
They had a scare right on half-time when Dean Cox drove against the arm of Andrew Davies, who had already been booked.
But referee David Phillips had already blown for the break – sparking the heated scenes between the rival coaching staff in the tunnel.
City predictably came under increasing pressure in the second half. But they battled away to keep Orient at arm’s length with Shaun Batt’s curler past the post the only serious threat.

4:54pm

Big header out from Bates - and there's the whistle!!

4:53pm

Make that 60 seconds and counting...

4:53pm

No panic as Reach drives upfield and heads for the corner flag...

4:50pm

Remember what happened in those four minutes at Shrewsbury...

4:50pm

Four added minutes!

4:47pm

City corner gives them a chance to kill some clock but Mclean header well wide. That's his last touch as he is replaced by Bates

4:47pm

Thompson threatens again - and again Jones blocks with his legs

4:46pm

City fans trying to sing their team home to three big points. Three minutes to go of normal time

4:45pm

Chance for City to seal it as Jones angles pass for Thompson. But his well-struck cross-shot is blocked by keeper's legs

4:45pm

Soft booking for Reach for clip on Cuthbert. Ref gives in to the crowd there

4:43pm

Air kick from Batt as the siege continues.

4:41pm

Sloppy pass from Dolan gifts Orient possession in City half but that man Davies flies into Batt to make the tackle and ball is hacked away

4:39pm

Orient get closer as Batt curls just past post from the edge of the box

4:38pm

Orient make final sub, Lisbie replaced by one-time City loanee Chris Dagnall

4:37pm

McLaughlin does well to punch out dangerous free-kick by James

4:37pm

There will be some sore heads in the morning. City have headed out that many balls - and not finished yet

4:34pm

Orient crowd roaring their team forward. But play stopped as Thompson replaces Stead

4:33pm

4:32pm

Darby does enough to put off Cox at the back post from Odubajo's cross...

4:30pm

Batt immediately shows McHugh a clean pair of heels to cut into box but Davies is across with a huge sliding block

4:30pm

Russell Slade makes a double change: Batt for Mooney and Lloyd James, who scored that stunner at Valley Parade, for Lundstram

4:29pm

Orient's eighth corner of the game and it beats everyone.

4:28pm

City are defending like beavers as Chris Kamara would say....

Long way to go though

4:25pm

"Leeds are falling apart again" is the song of choice from the sun worshippers in the away stand...

4:21pm

Jones 25-yarder beaten away by Jones... Gary denied by Jamie

4:19pm

McHugh in trouble here though after a reckless tackle on Odubajo. City's third booking in the back four

4:18pm

McHugh bulldozes his way to win a City corner and ease the pressure. Then he gets on the end of Jones's kick but cannot keep the header down...

4:17pm

Crowd is 5,165 with 626 City fans

4:16pm

Great sliding tackle by McHugh on Odubajo as Orient continue to apply the pressure

4:16pm

McArdle follows his fellow centre half into the book for obstructing Mooney..

4:11pm

Manager sat next to David Baldwin in the directors' box as Orient turn up the pressure with another corner...

4:07pm

The row was over the penalty that Orient felt they should have had if the ref hadn't blown for half-time

4:06pm

Hearing that Phil Parkinson and Orient assistant manager Kevin Nugent were both sent off after a bust-up in the tunnel!

4:05pm

And we're ready to go again...

4:05pm

Word of warning.... Orient have the best record in the division at coming back after conceding first. They have only lost five of the 15 previous games when they've gone 1-0 down

3:50pm

Ref David Phillips gave City a break there. But then he is the official who had two red cards overturned at Bristol Rovers last year

3:49pm

Cox brushes off McArdle and fires in fierce shot at goal. Davies blocks with his arm but the ref has already blown for half-time....

3:46pm

Mooney volleys straight into Darby as fourth official says two minutes of stoppages to go

3:42pm

Dolan shoots wide from 25 yards

3:42pm

City shout in vain for a push on Stead in the box...

3:40pm

Baudry heads over from Ness' inswinging free-kick...

3:39pm

Booking for Davies as he drags down Lisbie

3:38pm

Lot of defending will need to be done but the home crowd have gone very quiet

3:34pm

Different game now as Reach leads a three-pronged City charge. But he opts for wrong way to Stead instead of unmarked Bennett

3:30pm

Well, well, well...

3:29pm

Corner number two for City - and goal number one!

Jones hits it deep and MCLEAN is beyond the far post to turn in his second goal for the club...

3:27pm

Snap shot from Reach but he screws it well wide

3:26pm

Spell of O's pressure but McLaughlin recovers to claim from Cuthbert after struggling with Cox cross

3:25pm

Stead almost in for a debut goal at one end from McHugh's long pass ... then Orient break with Odubajo whipping a very dangerous ball across the City six-yard box

3:23pm

Interesting that McHugh got the nod and not Bates, especially against the pace of Odubajo on Orient's right wing

3:23pm

Jones finally takes the corner after the change and clears everybody

3:22pm

Bad news as Drury limps off after 21 minutes. On comes McHugh... that left-back problem again!

3:21pm

The away volume is turned up as City threaten - and win their first corner

3:18pm

Might ask the fella on his balcony in the flats next door to put the kettle on

3:15pm

Lisbie links neatly with Cox on Orient left before trying outside-of-the-boot shot. It finishes outside of the post...

3:13pm

Drury heads for the sideline with physio Matt Barrass. Should be able to carry on

3:12pm

Mooney blocked off by Darby before Ness lashes high and wide. More worryingly for City, Drury is down after challenge from the corner

3:11pm

Orient's fourth corner...

3:11pm

Little spell of pressure from City instigated by Bennett. Dolan did well to keep the move alive but Mclean flagged offside when ball breaks to him

3:10pm

3:10pm

Clarke gets his head to Ness corner but it's past the far post

3:09pm

Reach gives away a corner - Orient's third already

3:08pm

Mooney left in a heap by McArdle and gets up gingerly

3:08pm

From this penthouse-style press perch, you get a great view of Darby crunching into a tackle

3:06pm

Crucial block from Darby to keep out Lisbie shot after McArdle clears straight to the Orient striker on the edge of the box.

3:04pm

McLaughlin a bit hesitant there to come for a bouncing ball

3:02pm

Cox corner flicked wide by Lisbie. No danger for City there

3:02pm

Under 30 seconds gone and Orient have a corner

3:01pm

Stead's first touch as a City player gets us going..

3:00pm

Good noise from the away fans to greet City's arrival

2:58pm

"I predict a riot" plays as the teams appear.... I'd happily settle for a 0-0 draw personally

2:56pm

2:56pm

City fans are enjoying the sunshine in their stand on the other side of the pitch. Bit of a difference to Shrews-brrrrry last week!

2:43pm

2:42pm

2:33pm

2:22pm

Everton midfielder John Lundstram comes straight in for Leyton Orient after Marvin Bartley's injury in midweek.

Goalkeeper Jamie Jones makes his first start since before Christmas.

Former City loanee Chris Dagnall is among their subs

LEYTON ORIENT: Jones, Sawyer, Cuthbert, Baudry, Cox, Lisbie, Mooney, Odubajo, Clarke,Lundstram, Ness. Subs: Omozusi, James, Larkins, Batt, Lasimant, Dagnall, Simpson.

2:13pm

2:12pm

As expected, Jon Stead makes his debut on loan from Huddersfield with no James Hanson or Andy Gray.

Matty Dolan also comes back in for Matthew Bates as central midfield partner to skipper Gary Jones.

With five loanees included in the 16, Chris Atkinson and Arron Jameson are replaced on the bench by youth-team players Jack Stockdill and Jack Bentley.

CITY: McLaughlin, Darby, McArdle, Davies, Drury, Bennett, Dolan, Jones, Reach, Mclean, Stead. Subs: Thompson, Yeates, Bates, McHugh, De Vita, Stockdill, Bentley.

1:58pm

Waiting for the team news but Stead will obviously make his debut in place of Hanson up front.

I also expect Dolan to return to central midfield alongside Jones

1:48pm

1:47pm

City players are having a look at the pitch. No James Hanson out there

1:39pm

Steve Thornber's youngsters, who also wrapped up the league with three games to spare, now face the southern winners in the Grand Final.

They will be up against either Colchester or Portsmouth.

1:38pm

City have had a winning start to the day with the under-18s beating Hull 1-0 at Valley Parade to win the northern section of the Youth Alliance Cup.

1:36pm

1:36pm

Good afternoon and welcome from a sunny East London. It's a glorious day - a complete contrast to Shrewsbury last Saturday - and let's hope the football from the Bantams is much brighter.

Two poor performances and back-to-back defeats have got City looking nervously beneath them once again.

Leyton Orient also got booed off in midweek and have won only once in five. But they are still only three points of the second automatic spot in third place.

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4:25pm Sat 29 Mar 14

tyker2 says...

why does Parky keep doing it? he cannot walk away from an argument
why does Parky keep doing it? he cannot walk away from an argument tyker2
  • Score: -13

4:56pm Sat 29 Mar 14

tyker2 says...

phew!!
phew!! tyker2
  • Score: 2

5:00pm Sat 29 Mar 14

Pablo says...

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?
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? Pablo
  • Score: 1

5:08pm Sat 29 Mar 14

birstallbantam56 says...

Credit where it's due, a big 3 points, well done City!
Credit where it's due, a big 3 points, well done City! birstallbantam56
  • Score: 18

5:14pm Sat 29 Mar 14

eldwick person says...

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.
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. eldwick person
  • Score: 18

5:18pm Sat 29 Mar 14

james craggs says...

So glad Parkinson took my advice about having a strong Spine to the team.
Yippee safe.
So glad Parkinson took my advice about having a strong Spine to the team. Yippee safe. james craggs
  • Score: 1

5:21pm Sat 29 Mar 14

tyker2 says...

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?
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? tyker2
  • Score: -4

5:33pm Sat 29 Mar 14

Victor Clayton says...

Well done city.
Well done city. Victor Clayton
  • Score: 10

5:34pm Sat 29 Mar 14

OLD BANTAM says...

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.
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. OLD BANTAM
  • Score: 9

5:42pm Sat 29 Mar 14

Victor Clayton says...

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.
[quote][p][bold]OLD BANTAM[/bold] 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.[/p][/quote]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. Victor Clayton
  • Score: 2

6:09pm Sat 29 Mar 14

theoutsider says...

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.
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. theoutsider
  • Score: 12

6:18pm Sat 29 Mar 14

Baby Bantam says...

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
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 Baby Bantam
  • Score: 6

6:25pm Sat 29 Mar 14

The Hoffster says...

Fluke I'd say.
Fluke I'd say. The Hoffster
  • Score: -29

6:30pm Sat 29 Mar 14

allannicho says...

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 ?
[quote][p][bold]theoutsider[/bold] 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.[/p][/quote]Last time in Premier was 36 for safety ? allannicho
  • Score: -4

6:33pm Sat 29 Mar 14

parkofl says...

Three points I'd say clown
Three points I'd say clown parkofl
  • Score: 5

7:14pm Sat 29 Mar 14

Wrose bantam says...

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.
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. Wrose bantam
  • Score: 21

7:28pm Sat 29 Mar 14

Banktop says...

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.
[quote][p][bold]The Hoffster[/bold] wrote: Fluke I'd say.[/p][/quote]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. Banktop
  • Score: 23

7:39pm Sat 29 Mar 14

Aussie Bantam says...

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
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 Aussie Bantam
  • Score: 6

7:56pm Sat 29 Mar 14

Olivermac says...

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.
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. Olivermac
  • Score: 5

8:00pm Sat 29 Mar 14

huggy b says...

The Hoffster wrote:
Fluke I'd say.
You obviously weren't there then, I'd say.
[quote][p][bold]The Hoffster[/bold] wrote: Fluke I'd say.[/p][/quote]You obviously weren't there then, I'd say. huggy b
  • Score: 16

8:10pm Sat 29 Mar 14

shaun from richmond says...

AMAZING RESULT!!......And McLean SCORED!!....AMAZING!
!
AMAZING RESULT!!......And McLean SCORED!!....AMAZING! ! shaun from richmond
  • Score: 0

8:21pm Sat 29 Mar 14

bcfc1903 says...

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!!!!!!!
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!!!!!!! bcfc1903
  • Score: 23

8:26pm Sat 29 Mar 14

The Hoffster says...

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.
[quote][p][bold]Banktop[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Hoffster[/bold] wrote: Fluke I'd say.[/p][/quote]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.[/p][/quote]Be quiet, BNP/EDL supporter. The Hoffster
  • Score: -23

9:09pm Sat 29 Mar 14

Victor Clayton says...

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.
[quote][p][bold]The Hoffster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Banktop[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Hoffster[/bold] wrote: Fluke I'd say.[/p][/quote]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.[/p][/quote]Be quiet, BNP/EDL supporter.[/p][/quote]Lets be honest. It's the majority being silent that has led to the downfall of this once great city. Congratulations. Victor Clayton
  • Score: 11

9:24pm Sat 29 Mar 14

Pablo says...

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.
[quote][p][bold]Wrose bantam[/bold] 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.[/p][/quote]For the record, Rhodes insisted Lawn's loan was repaid. Lawn did not take his £1M back of his own accord. Pablo
  • Score: 4

9:25pm Sat 29 Mar 14

Cityman23 says...

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!!)
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!!) Cityman23
  • Score: 1

10:16pm Sat 29 Mar 14

Mr Tii says...

That attendance is embarrassing ! A club like us should be up there challenging for top spot never mind survival .
That attendance is embarrassing ! A club like us should be up there challenging for top spot never mind survival . Mr Tii
  • Score: -8

10:50pm Sat 29 Mar 14

torreyman says...

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 ??
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 ?? torreyman
  • Score: 1

11:14pm Sat 29 Mar 14

Parkybcfc says...

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
[quote][p][bold]torreyman[/bold] 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 ??[/p][/quote]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 Parkybcfc
  • Score: 1

11:37pm Sat 29 Mar 14

Down South says...

where are all the comments this week?
where are all the comments this week? Down South
  • Score: 5

5:18am Sun 30 Mar 14

shoesmaker26 says...

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
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 shoesmaker26
  • Score: 3

10:17am Sun 30 Mar 14

Statler4 says...

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.
[quote][p][bold]Cityman23[/bold] 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!!)[/p][/quote]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. Statler4
  • Score: 3

12:18pm Sun 30 Mar 14

bcfcincheshire says...

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.
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. bcfcincheshire
  • Score: 0

12:49pm Sun 30 Mar 14

macca1969 says...

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
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 macca1969
  • Score: 1

3:35pm Sun 30 Mar 14

Cyprus Bantam says...

Down South wrote:
where are all the comments this week?
Where were yours when they lost on Tuesday?
[quote][p][bold]Down South[/bold] wrote: where are all the comments this week?[/p][/quote]Where were yours when they lost on Tuesday? Cyprus Bantam
  • Score: 1

3:47pm Sun 30 Mar 14

Bradford Lad BD9 says...

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
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 Bradford Lad BD9
  • Score: -2

3:51pm Sun 30 Mar 14

diffident says...

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.
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. diffident
  • Score: 0

9:36pm Sun 30 Mar 14

Bradford1903 says...

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.
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. Bradford1903
  • Score: 0

12:50am Mon 31 Mar 14

Avenger78 says...

City were very lucky to win, ...But i am glad we won,
City were very lucky to win, ...But i am glad we won, Avenger78
  • Score: 1

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