Rory McArdle hails Bantams' ‘bloody’ marvel Aaron Mclean

McArdle hails Bantams' ‘bloody’ marvel Mclean

Aaron Mclean – denied here by keeper Jamie Jones – was back to being a defender’s worst nightmare at Orient with a blood and guts performance

Mclean celebrates with Jon McLaughlin at the final whistle

First published in Sport Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Photograph of the Author by , Bradford City Reporter

Rory McArdle reckons Aaron Mclean has turned horrible again – and that should spell good news for the rest of City’s season.

The Bantams moved to the brink of League One safety with Saturday’s surprise win at third-placed Leyton Orient.

They stretched the advantage over the final relegation spot to eight points as Mclean made a scoring return to his first pro club.

It was only his second City goal in 14 appearances but McArdle saw promising signs that the bustling forward is rediscovering his trademark form.

He said: “You want your strikers scoring goals and I thought Azza was brilliant. He’s back to what he’s all about.

“He was sat in the dressing room afterwards with a cut head covered in Vaseline and blood.

“But that’s him. He’s like a rash to defenders, he’s all over you – he’s horrible to play against.

“That’s why I was so pleased for him to get his goal. We know if we create chances he will stick them away.”

City bounced back from the back-to-back losses against Shrewsbury and Walsall to muzzle the side who had started the day as League One’s leading scorers.

McArdle added: “The last two performances have been way below par from what everyone expects. But training was all about putting those to bed and getting a reaction.

“Nobody likes getting beaten and the manner was awful but it happens in football and everyone’s been there – it’s what you do next that counts.

“It probably suited us going somewhere away from home where people thought we’d get beaten.

“We know we can play like that. Our shape was good, we defended well and we still created chances.”

Phil Parkinson had to watch the second half from the directors’ box after being sent off by referee David Phillips.

He protested his innocence after a fracas in the tunnel with Leyton Orient number two Kevin Nugent. Home tempers were running high after Phillips blew for half-time a split second before Andrew Davies handled in the penalty area.

Parkinson said: “Kevin Nugent had a go at me for appealing every decision. I felt their strikers were drawing fouls and I told him to shut up in no uncertain terms.

“As I walked down the tunnel, he lunged at me when I had my back to him.

“The lads from both teams jumped in and separated it and the ref sent us off. The fourth official said I’d pushed Kev on the side of the pitch but obviously I hadn’t done that.

“I’ve known Kev for a long time and he’s a good lad. But it was uncalled for.

“We had words on the side of the pitch but you go to your separate dressing rooms and that’s it.”

Parkinson handed a debut to Huddersfield targetman Jon Stead and was delighted with his latest loan signing.

“Jon’s a different type of player to James Hanson and I don’t want our supporters to think they are the same. He has more of an all-round game. He keeps the ball up there and makes some really intelligent runs.

“It’s always good to get a character around the place and I’ve been impressed by how quickly he has settled in with the lads.”

But left back Adam Drury is out of tomorrow’s game against Coventry with a strained medial ligament.

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7:38am Mon 31 Mar 14

spearmint wino says...

Well that comment from PP that Stead has more of an all round game than Hanson and makes really intelligent runs is going to make James feel good isn't it?
Well that comment from PP that Stead has more of an all round game than Hanson and makes really intelligent runs is going to make James feel good isn't it? spearmint wino
  • Score: -29

8:09am Mon 31 Mar 14

spleen ventor says...

spearmint wino wrote:
Well that comment from PP that Stead has more of an all round game than Hanson and makes really intelligent runs is going to make James feel good isn't it?
Isn't it wonderful how some people can still think of something negative to say after probably our best result of the season.
Having been at the game I know exactly what Parkinson is saying...and he's right, they aren't the same kind of player.
For a start Stead is four years older with four years more experience of playing at a higher level...he's quicker...prefers the ball to his feet and linked with Mclean like they'd been playing together for ages.
That's taking nothing away from James Hanson who's great at what he does but like the manager (who's far more qualified than any of us numpties on here!) says...they are completely different kind of players.
[quote][p][bold]spearmint wino[/bold] wrote: Well that comment from PP that Stead has more of an all round game than Hanson and makes really intelligent runs is going to make James feel good isn't it?[/p][/quote]Isn't it wonderful how some people can still think of something negative to say after probably our best result of the season. Having been at the game I know exactly what Parkinson is saying...and he's right, they aren't the same kind of player. For a start Stead is four years older with four years more experience of playing at a higher level...he's quicker...prefers the ball to his feet and linked with Mclean like they'd been playing together for ages. That's taking nothing away from James Hanson who's great at what he does but like the manager (who's far more qualified than any of us numpties on here!) says...they are completely different kind of players. spleen ventor
  • Score: 45

8:09am Mon 31 Mar 14

gordon ramsay says...

Credit where it's due. Never saw that coming after Tuesday. Well played Parky and the boys. Even Shirley scored.

As good as it was though. Let's not kid ourselves. A huge rebuilding job required during the summer. This should not paper over the cracks.
Credit where it's due. Never saw that coming after Tuesday. Well played Parky and the boys. Even Shirley scored. As good as it was though. Let's not kid ourselves. A huge rebuilding job required during the summer. This should not paper over the cracks. gordon ramsay
  • Score: 10

8:56am Mon 31 Mar 14

Victor Clayton says...

spleen ventor wrote:
spearmint wino wrote: Well that comment from PP that Stead has more of an all round game than Hanson and makes really intelligent runs is going to make James feel good isn't it?
Isn't it wonderful how some people can still think of something negative to say after probably our best result of the season. Having been at the game I know exactly what Parkinson is saying...and he's right, they aren't the same kind of player. For a start Stead is four years older with four years more experience of playing at a higher level...he's quicker...prefers the ball to his feet and linked with Mclean like they'd been playing together for ages. That's taking nothing away from James Hanson who's great at what he does but like the manager (who's far more qualified than any of us numpties on here!) says...they are completely different kind of players.
its all about having options.
[quote][p][bold]spleen ventor[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]spearmint wino[/bold] wrote: Well that comment from PP that Stead has more of an all round game than Hanson and makes really intelligent runs is going to make James feel good isn't it?[/p][/quote]Isn't it wonderful how some people can still think of something negative to say after probably our best result of the season. Having been at the game I know exactly what Parkinson is saying...and he's right, they aren't the same kind of player. For a start Stead is four years older with four years more experience of playing at a higher level...he's quicker...prefers the ball to his feet and linked with Mclean like they'd been playing together for ages. That's taking nothing away from James Hanson who's great at what he does but like the manager (who's far more qualified than any of us numpties on here!) says...they are completely different kind of players.[/p][/quote]its all about having options. Victor Clayton
  • Score: 1

9:10am Mon 31 Mar 14

irish bantam says...

Amazing.........Bate
s left out of starting line up and we win again!!
must admit was a bit worried when mr lethargic came on for the last 10 mins though.:)
Amazing.........Bate s left out of starting line up and we win again!! must admit was a bit worried when mr lethargic came on for the last 10 mins though.:) irish bantam
  • Score: -2

10:10am Mon 31 Mar 14

binaryBantam says...

Solid performance.
Aside from Stead looking good, the 2 wingers Bennett and Reach played their hearts out too..
Bennett had a blinder in the second half. Tracking back. Winning possession in midfield.. Running at them. Proper nuisance.
As usual Stephen Darby was solid.. The whole back 4 were to be honest.

Surprising result. Great game.
Solid performance. Aside from Stead looking good, the 2 wingers Bennett and Reach played their hearts out too.. Bennett had a blinder in the second half. Tracking back. Winning possession in midfield.. Running at them. Proper nuisance. As usual Stephen Darby was solid.. The whole back 4 were to be honest. Surprising result. Great game. binaryBantam
  • Score: 15

10:18am Mon 31 Mar 14

Peter300 says...

spearmint wino wrote:
Well that comment from PP that Stead has more of an all round game than Hanson and makes really intelligent runs is going to make James feel good isn't it?
How negative! Strikers have different attributes and Phil was referring to that. Unfortunately all clubs carry people with a miserable outlook, always looking to chip away with their comments. Bradford City is no exception.
[quote][p][bold]spearmint wino[/bold] wrote: Well that comment from PP that Stead has more of an all round game than Hanson and makes really intelligent runs is going to make James feel good isn't it?[/p][/quote]How negative! Strikers have different attributes and Phil was referring to that. Unfortunately all clubs carry people with a miserable outlook, always looking to chip away with their comments. Bradford City is no exception. Peter300
  • Score: 3

10:37am Mon 31 Mar 14

spearmint wino says...

spleen ventor wrote:
spearmint wino wrote:
Well that comment from PP that Stead has more of an all round game than Hanson and makes really intelligent runs is going to make James feel good isn't it?
Isn't it wonderful how some people can still think of something negative to say after probably our best result of the season.
Having been at the game I know exactly what Parkinson is saying...and he's right, they aren't the same kind of player.
For a start Stead is four years older with four years more experience of playing at a higher level...he's quicker...prefers the ball to his feet and linked with Mclean like they'd been playing together for ages.
That's taking nothing away from James Hanson who's great at what he does but like the manager (who's far more qualified than any of us numpties on here!) says...they are completely different kind of players.
No moaning about the win or the performance at all, just that the quotes read as if PP was suggesting that Stead is better for the team than Hanson.
[quote][p][bold]spleen ventor[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]spearmint wino[/bold] wrote: Well that comment from PP that Stead has more of an all round game than Hanson and makes really intelligent runs is going to make James feel good isn't it?[/p][/quote]Isn't it wonderful how some people can still think of something negative to say after probably our best result of the season. Having been at the game I know exactly what Parkinson is saying...and he's right, they aren't the same kind of player. For a start Stead is four years older with four years more experience of playing at a higher level...he's quicker...prefers the ball to his feet and linked with Mclean like they'd been playing together for ages. That's taking nothing away from James Hanson who's great at what he does but like the manager (who's far more qualified than any of us numpties on here!) says...they are completely different kind of players.[/p][/quote]No moaning about the win or the performance at all, just that the quotes read as if PP was suggesting that Stead is better for the team than Hanson. spearmint wino
  • Score: 1

10:43am Mon 31 Mar 14

bcfc mad85 says...

Now I have been giving pp some stick this season we'll deserved I might add but can't fault that display solid defence all game Johnny Mc pulled off some good saves New strike pair looked good bit gutted about drury having to go off he's been looking we'll in a city shirt
Now I have been giving pp some stick this season we'll deserved I might add but can't fault that display solid defence all game Johnny Mc pulled off some good saves New strike pair looked good bit gutted about drury having to go off he's been looking we'll in a city shirt bcfc mad85
  • Score: 2

11:05am Mon 31 Mar 14

whisky1 says...

There are a lot of well done BUT comments on here ...nice to see the picture of Lawn and PP on here and the esprit de corps behind the scenes at the club .At least there is some solidarity and decency inside the club.
There are a lot of well done BUT comments on here ...nice to see the picture of Lawn and PP on here and the esprit de corps behind the scenes at the club .At least there is some solidarity and decency inside the club. whisky1
  • Score: 7

11:27am Mon 31 Mar 14

Bradford Lad BD9 says...

Well done parky, spot on result
Well done parky, spot on result Bradford Lad BD9
  • Score: 5

11:27am Mon 31 Mar 14

shaun from richmond says...

whisky1 wrote:
There are a lot of well done BUT comments on here ...nice to see the picture of Lawn and PP on here and the esprit de corps behind the scenes at the club .At least there is some solidarity and decency inside the club.
Yes decent folk on here!....unlike YOU with your "Pervy" Posts!!
[quote][p][bold]whisky1[/bold] wrote: There are a lot of well done BUT comments on here ...nice to see the picture of Lawn and PP on here and the esprit de corps behind the scenes at the club .At least there is some solidarity and decency inside the club.[/p][/quote]Yes decent folk on here!....unlike YOU with your "Pervy" Posts!! shaun from richmond
  • Score: -8

11:44am Mon 31 Mar 14

nowt fresh says...

binaryBantam wrote:
Solid performance. Aside from Stead looking good, the 2 wingers Bennett and Reach played their hearts out too.. Bennett had a blinder in the second half. Tracking back. Winning possession in midfield.. Running at them. Proper nuisance. As usual Stephen Darby was solid.. The whole back 4 were to be honest. Surprising result. Great game.
I agree binary don't think many expected 3 pointsat Orient BUT we are after all Bradford City we don't do things by half re Shrewsbury & Walsall,3 great points another 3 against Pressley Brazil and we should be safe.
[quote][p][bold]binaryBantam[/bold] wrote: Solid performance. Aside from Stead looking good, the 2 wingers Bennett and Reach played their hearts out too.. Bennett had a blinder in the second half. Tracking back. Winning possession in midfield.. Running at them. Proper nuisance. As usual Stephen Darby was solid.. The whole back 4 were to be honest. Surprising result. Great game.[/p][/quote]I agree binary don't think many expected 3 pointsat Orient BUT we are after all Bradford City we don't do things by half re Shrewsbury & Walsall,3 great points another 3 against Pressley Brazil and we should be safe. nowt fresh
  • Score: 4

11:45am Mon 31 Mar 14

jamiejoe says...

Peter300 wrote:
spearmint wino wrote:
Well that comment from PP that Stead has more of an all round game than Hanson and makes really intelligent runs is going to make James feel good isn't it?
How negative! Strikers have different attributes and Phil was referring to that. Unfortunately all clubs carry people with a miserable outlook, always looking to chip away with their comments. Bradford City is no exception.
And all you do Peter is chip away at other people's comments.

It is funny to see how you don't get it!!
[quote][p][bold]Peter300[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]spearmint wino[/bold] wrote: Well that comment from PP that Stead has more of an all round game than Hanson and makes really intelligent runs is going to make James feel good isn't it?[/p][/quote]How negative! Strikers have different attributes and Phil was referring to that. Unfortunately all clubs carry people with a miserable outlook, always looking to chip away with their comments. Bradford City is no exception.[/p][/quote]And all you do Peter is chip away at other people's comments. It is funny to see how you don't get it!! jamiejoe
  • Score: 2

11:58am Mon 31 Mar 14

whisky1 says...

shaun from richmond wrote:
whisky1 wrote:
There are a lot of well done BUT comments on here ...nice to see the picture of Lawn and PP on here and the esprit de corps behind the scenes at the club .At least there is some solidarity and decency inside the club.
Yes decent folk on here!....unlike YOU with your "Pervy" Posts!!
SHAUN you have got absolutely no class...why don't give McClean or PP some stick whilst your on...keep up the bitter and twisted posting which you get off on...as to the previous reference to MY ARSE I am sure you get the cultural reference.
[quote][p][bold]shaun from richmond[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]whisky1[/bold] wrote: There are a lot of well done BUT comments on here ...nice to see the picture of Lawn and PP on here and the esprit de corps behind the scenes at the club .At least there is some solidarity and decency inside the club.[/p][/quote]Yes decent folk on here!....unlike YOU with your "Pervy" Posts!![/p][/quote]SHAUN you have got absolutely no class...why don't give McClean or PP some stick whilst your on...keep up the bitter and twisted posting which you get off on...as to the previous reference to MY ARSE I am sure you get the cultural reference. whisky1
  • Score: 3

12:29pm Mon 31 Mar 14

jamiejoe says...

whisky1 wrote:
shaun from richmond wrote:
whisky1 wrote:
There are a lot of well done BUT comments on here ...nice to see the picture of Lawn and PP on here and the esprit de corps behind the scenes at the club .At least there is some solidarity and decency inside the club.
Yes decent folk on here!....unlike YOU with your "Pervy" Posts!!
SHAUN you have got absolutely no class...why don't give McClean or PP some stick whilst your on...keep up the bitter and twisted posting which you get off on...as to the previous reference to MY ARSE I am sure you get the cultural reference.
Whisky1 - why do you insist on revealing your arse on here to Shaun when it is a public message board for all to see?
[quote][p][bold]whisky1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]shaun from richmond[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]whisky1[/bold] wrote: There are a lot of well done BUT comments on here ...nice to see the picture of Lawn and PP on here and the esprit de corps behind the scenes at the club .At least there is some solidarity and decency inside the club.[/p][/quote]Yes decent folk on here!....unlike YOU with your "Pervy" Posts!![/p][/quote]SHAUN you have got absolutely no class...why don't give McClean or PP some stick whilst your on...keep up the bitter and twisted posting which you get off on...as to the previous reference to MY ARSE I am sure you get the cultural reference.[/p][/quote]Whisky1 - why do you insist on revealing your arse on here to Shaun when it is a public message board for all to see? jamiejoe
  • Score: 0

1:04pm Mon 31 Mar 14

Prisoner Cell Block A says...

Victor Clayton wrote:
spleen ventor wrote:
spearmint wino wrote: Well that comment from PP that Stead has more of an all round game than Hanson and makes really intelligent runs is going to make James feel good isn't it?
Isn't it wonderful how some people can still think of something negative to say after probably our best result of the season. Having been at the game I know exactly what Parkinson is saying...and he's right, they aren't the same kind of player. For a start Stead is four years older with four years more experience of playing at a higher level...he's quicker...prefers the ball to his feet and linked with Mclean like they'd been playing together for ages. That's taking nothing away from James Hanson who's great at what he does but like the manager (who's far more qualified than any of us numpties on here!) says...they are completely different kind of players.
its all about having options.
Aye, they're like bumholes, we all have em and most of em stink.
[quote][p][bold]Victor Clayton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]spleen ventor[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]spearmint wino[/bold] wrote: Well that comment from PP that Stead has more of an all round game than Hanson and makes really intelligent runs is going to make James feel good isn't it?[/p][/quote]Isn't it wonderful how some people can still think of something negative to say after probably our best result of the season. Having been at the game I know exactly what Parkinson is saying...and he's right, they aren't the same kind of player. For a start Stead is four years older with four years more experience of playing at a higher level...he's quicker...prefers the ball to his feet and linked with Mclean like they'd been playing together for ages. That's taking nothing away from James Hanson who's great at what he does but like the manager (who's far more qualified than any of us numpties on here!) says...they are completely different kind of players.[/p][/quote]its all about having options.[/p][/quote]Aye, they're like bumholes, we all have em and most of em stink. Prisoner Cell Block A
  • Score: -3

1:08pm Mon 31 Mar 14

Prisoner Cell Block A says...

bcfc mad85 wrote:
Now I have been giving pp some stick this season we'll deserved I might add but can't fault that display solid defence all game Johnny Mc pulled off some good saves New strike pair looked good bit gutted about drury having to go off he's been looking we'll in a city shirt
Why might you add that you giving him stick was deserved? Are you the FL managers assessor? Or more likely a desk driving numpty.

What a ridiculous comment.
[quote][p][bold]bcfc mad85[/bold] wrote: Now I have been giving pp some stick this season we'll deserved I might add but can't fault that display solid defence all game Johnny Mc pulled off some good saves New strike pair looked good bit gutted about drury having to go off he's been looking we'll in a city shirt[/p][/quote]Why might you add that you giving him stick was deserved? Are you the FL managers assessor? Or more likely a desk driving numpty. What a ridiculous comment. Prisoner Cell Block A
  • Score: 6

1:16pm Mon 31 Mar 14

whisky1 says...

jamiejoe wrote:
whisky1 wrote:
shaun from richmond wrote:
whisky1 wrote:
There are a lot of well done BUT comments on here ...nice to see the picture of Lawn and PP on here and the esprit de corps behind the scenes at the club .At least there is some solidarity and decency inside the club.
Yes decent folk on here!....unlike YOU with your "Pervy" Posts!!
SHAUN you have got absolutely no class...why don't give McClean or PP some stick whilst your on...keep up the bitter and twisted posting which you get off on...as to the previous reference to MY ARSE I am sure you get the cultural reference.
Whisky1 - why do you insist on revealing your arse on here to Shaun when it is a public message board for all to see?
Has School break finished yet?..Doylem
[quote][p][bold]jamiejoe[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]whisky1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]shaun from richmond[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]whisky1[/bold] wrote: There are a lot of well done BUT comments on here ...nice to see the picture of Lawn and PP on here and the esprit de corps behind the scenes at the club .At least there is some solidarity and decency inside the club.[/p][/quote]Yes decent folk on here!....unlike YOU with your "Pervy" Posts!![/p][/quote]SHAUN you have got absolutely no class...why don't give McClean or PP some stick whilst your on...keep up the bitter and twisted posting which you get off on...as to the previous reference to MY ARSE I am sure you get the cultural reference.[/p][/quote]Whisky1 - why do you insist on revealing your arse on here to Shaun when it is a public message board for all to see?[/p][/quote]Has School break finished yet?..Doylem whisky1
  • Score: 0

1:21pm Mon 31 Mar 14

Michael Clayton says...

Bradford Lad BD9 wrote:
Well done parky, spot on result
As of Tuesday (last week) you wanted him gone. Does this still apply?
[quote][p][bold]Bradford Lad BD9[/bold] wrote: Well done parky, spot on result[/p][/quote]As of Tuesday (last week) you wanted him gone. Does this still apply? Michael Clayton
  • Score: 5

1:24pm Mon 31 Mar 14

Prisoner Cell Block A says...

Prisoner Cell Block A wrote:
Victor Clayton wrote:
spleen ventor wrote:
spearmint wino wrote: Well that comment from PP that Stead has more of an all round game than Hanson and makes really intelligent runs is going to make James feel good isn't it?
Isn't it wonderful how some people can still think of something negative to say after probably our best result of the season. Having been at the game I know exactly what Parkinson is saying...and he's right, they aren't the same kind of player. For a start Stead is four years older with four years more experience of playing at a higher level...he's quicker...prefers the ball to his feet and linked with Mclean like they'd been playing together for ages. That's taking nothing away from James Hanson who's great at what he does but like the manager (who's far more qualified than any of us numpties on here!) says...they are completely different kind of players.
its all about having options.
Aye, they're like bumholes, we all have em and most of em stink.
Apologies Vic, I read it as opinions, not options.

Back to specsavers for me.
[quote][p][bold]Prisoner Cell Block A[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Victor Clayton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]spleen ventor[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]spearmint wino[/bold] wrote: Well that comment from PP that Stead has more of an all round game than Hanson and makes really intelligent runs is going to make James feel good isn't it?[/p][/quote]Isn't it wonderful how some people can still think of something negative to say after probably our best result of the season. Having been at the game I know exactly what Parkinson is saying...and he's right, they aren't the same kind of player. For a start Stead is four years older with four years more experience of playing at a higher level...he's quicker...prefers the ball to his feet and linked with Mclean like they'd been playing together for ages. That's taking nothing away from James Hanson who's great at what he does but like the manager (who's far more qualified than any of us numpties on here!) says...they are completely different kind of players.[/p][/quote]its all about having options.[/p][/quote]Aye, they're like bumholes, we all have em and most of em stink.[/p][/quote]Apologies Vic, I read it as opinions, not options. Back to specsavers for me. Prisoner Cell Block A
  • Score: 0

1:31pm Mon 31 Mar 14

Michael Clayton says...

Victor Clayton wrote:
spleen ventor wrote:
spearmint wino wrote: Well that comment from PP that Stead has more of an all round game than Hanson and makes really intelligent runs is going to make James feel good isn't it?
Isn't it wonderful how some people can still think of something negative to say after probably our best result of the season. Having been at the game I know exactly what Parkinson is saying...and he's right, they aren't the same kind of player. For a start Stead is four years older with four years more experience of playing at a higher level...he's quicker...prefers the ball to his feet and linked with Mclean like they'd been playing together for ages. That's taking nothing away from James Hanson who's great at what he does but like the manager (who's far more qualified than any of us numpties on here!) says...they are completely different kind of players.
its all about having options.
I agree. It is all about opinions.

It is also about challenging those opinions. If I post something on a forum, I might expect some feedback. I could also learn something and/or be corrected.

I might not like it but I would rather lose face than live in ignorance.
[quote][p][bold]Victor Clayton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]spleen ventor[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]spearmint wino[/bold] wrote: Well that comment from PP that Stead has more of an all round game than Hanson and makes really intelligent runs is going to make James feel good isn't it?[/p][/quote]Isn't it wonderful how some people can still think of something negative to say after probably our best result of the season. Having been at the game I know exactly what Parkinson is saying...and he's right, they aren't the same kind of player. For a start Stead is four years older with four years more experience of playing at a higher level...he's quicker...prefers the ball to his feet and linked with Mclean like they'd been playing together for ages. That's taking nothing away from James Hanson who's great at what he does but like the manager (who's far more qualified than any of us numpties on here!) says...they are completely different kind of players.[/p][/quote]its all about having options.[/p][/quote]I agree. It is all about opinions. It is also about challenging those opinions. If I post something on a forum, I might expect some feedback. I could also learn something and/or be corrected. I might not like it but I would rather lose face than live in ignorance. Michael Clayton
  • Score: 0

1:37pm Mon 31 Mar 14

Michael Clayton says...

Michael Clayton wrote:
Victor Clayton wrote:
spleen ventor wrote:
spearmint wino wrote: Well that comment from PP that Stead has more of an all round game than Hanson and makes really intelligent runs is going to make James feel good isn't it?
Isn't it wonderful how some people can still think of something negative to say after probably our best result of the season. Having been at the game I know exactly what Parkinson is saying...and he's right, they aren't the same kind of player. For a start Stead is four years older with four years more experience of playing at a higher level...he's quicker...prefers the ball to his feet and linked with Mclean like they'd been playing together for ages. That's taking nothing away from James Hanson who's great at what he does but like the manager (who's far more qualified than any of us numpties on here!) says...they are completely different kind of players.
its all about having options.
I agree. It is all about opinions. It is also about challenging those opinions. If I post something on a forum, I might expect some feedback. I could also learn something and/or be corrected. I might not like it but I would rather lose face than live in ignorance.
I blame you for this PCBA!

I misinterpreted based on your reply.

Most ironic given my previous comment.

As I said, better to lose face than live in ignorance. (I think).
[quote][p][bold]Michael Clayton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Victor Clayton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]spleen ventor[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]spearmint wino[/bold] wrote: Well that comment from PP that Stead has more of an all round game than Hanson and makes really intelligent runs is going to make James feel good isn't it?[/p][/quote]Isn't it wonderful how some people can still think of something negative to say after probably our best result of the season. Having been at the game I know exactly what Parkinson is saying...and he's right, they aren't the same kind of player. For a start Stead is four years older with four years more experience of playing at a higher level...he's quicker...prefers the ball to his feet and linked with Mclean like they'd been playing together for ages. That's taking nothing away from James Hanson who's great at what he does but like the manager (who's far more qualified than any of us numpties on here!) says...they are completely different kind of players.[/p][/quote]its all about having options.[/p][/quote]I agree. It is all about opinions. It is also about challenging those opinions. If I post something on a forum, I might expect some feedback. I could also learn something and/or be corrected. I might not like it but I would rather lose face than live in ignorance.[/p][/quote]I blame you for this PCBA! I misinterpreted based on your reply. Most ironic given my previous comment. As I said, better to lose face than live in ignorance. (I think). Michael Clayton
  • Score: 0

1:45pm Mon 31 Mar 14

Babbsy says...

spearmint wino wrote:
Well that comment from PP that Stead has more of an all round game than Hanson and makes really intelligent runs is going to make James feel good isn't it?
I have a feeling that Parky's comment here has been taken out of context anyway. I am going to assume, with him not to be a manager to speak out of turn during his time with us, that he meant that Stead's all round game was more than just a basic hold up player as some may assume, not necessarily comparing his game to Hanson's directly.
[quote][p][bold]spearmint wino[/bold] wrote: Well that comment from PP that Stead has more of an all round game than Hanson and makes really intelligent runs is going to make James feel good isn't it?[/p][/quote]I have a feeling that Parky's comment here has been taken out of context anyway. I am going to assume, with him not to be a manager to speak out of turn during his time with us, that he meant that Stead's all round game was more than just a basic hold up player as some may assume, not necessarily comparing his game to Hanson's directly. Babbsy
  • Score: 2

1:50pm Mon 31 Mar 14

whisky1 says...

Babbsy wrote:
spearmint wino wrote:
Well that comment from PP that Stead has more of an all round game than Hanson and makes really intelligent runs is going to make James feel good isn't it?
I have a feeling that Parky's comment here has been taken out of context anyway. I am going to assume, with him not to be a manager to speak out of turn during his time with us, that he meant that Stead's all round game was more than just a basic hold up player as some may assume, not necessarily comparing his game to Hanson's directly.
I am sure ideally he would like both options... Hanson will be first to admit he is not the most technically gifted. PP is an any event one of his biggest fans.
[quote][p][bold]Babbsy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]spearmint wino[/bold] wrote: Well that comment from PP that Stead has more of an all round game than Hanson and makes really intelligent runs is going to make James feel good isn't it?[/p][/quote]I have a feeling that Parky's comment here has been taken out of context anyway. I am going to assume, with him not to be a manager to speak out of turn during his time with us, that he meant that Stead's all round game was more than just a basic hold up player as some may assume, not necessarily comparing his game to Hanson's directly.[/p][/quote]I am sure ideally he would like both options... Hanson will be first to admit he is not the most technically gifted. PP is an any event one of his biggest fans. whisky1
  • Score: 1

3:11pm Mon 31 Mar 14

jamiejoe says...

whisky1 wrote:
jamiejoe wrote:
whisky1 wrote:
shaun from richmond wrote:
whisky1 wrote:
There are a lot of well done BUT comments on here ...nice to see the picture of Lawn and PP on here and the esprit de corps behind the scenes at the club .At least there is some solidarity and decency inside the club.Yes decent folk on here!....unlike YOU with your "PervyWide of the mark again - don't you know i am busy selling health insurance policies - fascinating stuff which is why i have to come on here and take a break from all that excitement.
[quote][p][bold]whisky1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jamiejoe[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]whisky1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]shaun from richmond[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]whisky1[/bold] wrote: There are a lot of well done BUT comments on here ...nice to see the picture of Lawn and PP on here and the esprit de corps behind the scenes at the club .At least there is some solidarity and decency inside the club.[/p][/quote]Yes decent folk on here!....unlike YOU with your "PervyWide of the mark again - don't you know i am busy selling health insurance policies - fascinating stuff which is why i have to come on here and take a break from all that excitement. jamiejoe
  • Score: 1

3:39pm Mon 31 Mar 14

whisky1 says...

jamiejoe wrote:
whisky1 wrote:
jamiejoe wrote:
whisky1 wrote:
shaun from richmond wrote:
whisky1 wrote:
There are a lot of well done BUT comments on here ...nice to see the picture of Lawn and PP on here and the esprit de corps behind the scenes at the club .At least there is some solidarity and decency inside the club.Yes decent folk on here!....unlike YOU with your "PervyWide of the mark again - don't you know i am busy selling health insurance policies - fascinating stuff which is why i have to come on here and take a break from all that excitement.You have to be Shauns alter ego ...how sad
[quote][p][bold]jamiejoe[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]whisky1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jamiejoe[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]whisky1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]shaun from richmond[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]whisky1[/bold] wrote: There are a lot of well done BUT comments on here ...nice to see the picture of Lawn and PP on here and the esprit de corps behind the scenes at the club .At least there is some solidarity and decency inside the club.[/p][/quote]Yes decent folk on here!....unlike YOU with your "PervyWide of the mark again - don't you know i am busy selling health insurance policies - fascinating stuff which is why i have to come on here and take a break from all that excitement.[/p][/quote]You have to be Shauns alter ego ...how sad whisky1
  • Score: 0

3:51pm Mon 31 Mar 14

whisky1 says...

whisky1 wrote:
jamiejoe wrote:
whisky1 wrote:
jamiejoe wrote:
whisky1 wrote:
shaun from richmond wrote:
whisky1 wrote:
There are a lot of well done BUT comments on here ...nice to see the picture of Lawn and PP on here and the esprit de corps behind the scenes at the club .At least there is some solidarity and decency inside the club.Yes decent folk on here!....unlike YOU with your "PervyWide of the mark again - don't you know i am busy selling health insurance policies - fascinating stuff which is why i have to come on here and take a break from all that excitement.You have to be Shauns alter ego ...how sadps be careful Shaun/JJ you will be arguing with yersen shortly
[quote][p][bold]whisky1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jamiejoe[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]whisky1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jamiejoe[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]whisky1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]shaun from richmond[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]whisky1[/bold] wrote: There are a lot of well done BUT comments on here ...nice to see the picture of Lawn and PP on here and the esprit de corps behind the scenes at the club .At least there is some solidarity and decency inside the club.[/p][/quote]Yes decent folk on here!....unlike YOU with your "PervyWide of the mark again - don't you know i am busy selling health insurance policies - fascinating stuff which is why i have to come on here and take a break from all that excitement.[/p][/quote]You have to be Shauns alter ego ...how sad[/p][/quote]ps be careful Shaun/JJ you will be arguing with yersen shortly whisky1
  • Score: 0

4:05pm Mon 31 Mar 14

jamiejoe says...

I guess your alter ego must be Mr Mark Lawn. But i should refrain from being an argumentative **** like you and stick to selling health insurance.
I guess your alter ego must be Mr Mark Lawn. But i should refrain from being an argumentative **** like you and stick to selling health insurance. jamiejoe
  • Score: 1

4:07pm Mon 31 Mar 14

whisky1 says...

jamiejoe wrote:
I guess your alter ego must be Mr Mark Lawn. But i should refrain from being an argumentative **** like you and stick to selling health insurance.
telesales or door to door either way cerebral stuff no doubt...and nowt wrong with Lawny
[quote][p][bold]jamiejoe[/bold] wrote: I guess your alter ego must be Mr Mark Lawn. But i should refrain from being an argumentative **** like you and stick to selling health insurance.[/p][/quote]telesales or door to door either way cerebral stuff no doubt...and nowt wrong with Lawny whisky1
  • Score: 1

4:15pm Mon 31 Mar 14

shoesmaker26 says...

on another note coventry dont have meny fans that follow them at northamptons ground so getting behind the city players tomorrow should with a bit of luck get them a win again hopefully anyway , come on city
on another note coventry dont have meny fans that follow them at northamptons ground so getting behind the city players tomorrow should with a bit of luck get them a win again hopefully anyway , come on city shoesmaker26
  • Score: 3

4:22pm Mon 31 Mar 14

audal says...

THE EUPHORIA OF WINNING !!! as worn off and now the silly baiting school boy comments are reappearing, even the intelligent posts soon get dragged down into a petty slagging match.
THE EUPHORIA OF WINNING !!! as worn off and now the silly baiting school boy comments are reappearing, even the intelligent posts soon get dragged down into a petty slagging match. audal
  • Score: 1

4:24pm Mon 31 Mar 14

shoesmaker26 says...

infact very very few fans
infact very very few fans shoesmaker26
  • Score: 0

4:31pm Mon 31 Mar 14

whisky1 says...

audal wrote:
THE EUPHORIA OF WINNING !!! as worn off and now the silly baiting school boy comments are reappearing, even the intelligent posts soon get dragged down into a petty slagging match.
Agreed soz!
[quote][p][bold]audal[/bold] wrote: THE EUPHORIA OF WINNING !!! as worn off and now the silly baiting school boy comments are reappearing, even the intelligent posts soon get dragged down into a petty slagging match.[/p][/quote]Agreed soz! whisky1
  • Score: -1

5:35pm Mon 31 Mar 14

jamiejoe says...

whisky1 wrote:
jamiejoe wrote:
I guess your alter ego must be Mr Mark Lawn. But i should refrain from being an argumentative **** like you and stick to selling health insurance.
telesales or door to door either way cerebral stuff no doubt...and nowt wrong with Lawny
you have not got a clue ...

you stick to the health insurance!
[quote][p][bold]whisky1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jamiejoe[/bold] wrote: I guess your alter ego must be Mr Mark Lawn. But i should refrain from being an argumentative **** like you and stick to selling health insurance.[/p][/quote]telesales or door to door either way cerebral stuff no doubt...and nowt wrong with Lawny[/p][/quote]you have not got a clue ... you stick to the health insurance! jamiejoe
  • Score: 2

6:55pm Mon 31 Mar 14

shaun from richmond says...

whisky1 wrote:
shaun from richmond wrote:
whisky1 wrote:
There are a lot of well done BUT comments on here ...nice to see the picture of Lawn and PP on here and the esprit de corps behind the scenes at the club .At least there is some solidarity and decency inside the club.
Yes decent folk on here!....unlike YOU with your "Pervy" Posts!!
SHAUN you have got absolutely no class...why don't give McClean or PP some stick whilst your on...keep up the bitter and twisted posting which you get off on...as to the previous reference to MY ARSE I am sure you get the cultural reference.
You cant post without mention to your backside??...PERVERT
!!
[quote][p][bold]whisky1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]shaun from richmond[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]whisky1[/bold] wrote: There are a lot of well done BUT comments on here ...nice to see the picture of Lawn and PP on here and the esprit de corps behind the scenes at the club .At least there is some solidarity and decency inside the club.[/p][/quote]Yes decent folk on here!....unlike YOU with your "Pervy" Posts!![/p][/quote]SHAUN you have got absolutely no class...why don't give McClean or PP some stick whilst your on...keep up the bitter and twisted posting which you get off on...as to the previous reference to MY ARSE I am sure you get the cultural reference.[/p][/quote]You cant post without mention to your backside??...PERVERT !! shaun from richmond
  • Score: -1

7:00pm Mon 31 Mar 14

Cityman23 says...

Ian Ormondroyd said on 'the Pulse' on Saturday that the present Bantams' are a 'Jekyl & Hyde team' but clearly some of the fans ( if this site is anything to go by) are 'J&H' fans too! (either that or we've got two distinct sets of fans that come on this sight only when we win...or ..lose!!)

Tuesday 25 March:

RAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!! Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
rrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!

My Hyde:
City fan picks himself off the floor after a terrible 'experience' at the match. His eyes are strangely bulging...he has hair all over his face sprouting strangely ..and all over his hands... but he can just about tap out his message on his keyboard!! (Was it the overpriced cider in the catering bar??!!)

"SACK Parkie...'PP out!....Clown!.....i
diot!...hasn't a clue...Wembley was a fluke...Sack the board...sack the team...flay them within an inch of their lives .Aaaaaaaaghhhhhhhhhh
rrrrrrrrr!!

CULL!
TERMINATE!
IMPALE!
DESTROY!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!

Fast forward a few days to..
Saturday 29 March

Sweetness and light!! Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!

Dr Jekyl: The good doctor whistles the tune to 'Anarchy in the UK' and 'Take me home country roads' as he reaches for his laptop. He smiles at his family and even promises his wife he'll mow the lawn later" He gently fingers the keys...

" Well done lads.....In Parkie we trust...Always knew you'd do it...Great stuff....wonderfull.
....brilliant...fant
astic........I was always 110% behind you...tidings of joy to all City players and fans..and 'PP'."

CONFIDENT!
TOLERANT!
INSPIRED!
DELIGHTED!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!

So...who will we have on here after Tuesday 1st April's match??????????!!!


Dr Jekyl
Ian Ormondroyd said on 'the Pulse' on Saturday that the present Bantams' are a 'Jekyl & Hyde team' but clearly some of the fans ( if this site is anything to go by) are 'J&H' fans too! (either that or we've got two distinct sets of fans that come on this sight only when we win...or ..lose!!) Tuesday 25 March: RAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!! Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr rrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!! My Hyde: City fan picks himself off the floor after a terrible 'experience' at the match. His eyes are strangely bulging...he has hair all over his face sprouting strangely ..and all over his hands... but he can just about tap out his message on his keyboard!! (Was it the overpriced cider in the catering bar??!!) "SACK Parkie...'PP out!....Clown!.....i diot!...hasn't a clue...Wembley was a fluke...Sack the board...sack the team...flay them within an inch of their lives .Aaaaaaaaghhhhhhhhhh rrrrrrrrr!! CULL! TERMINATE! IMPALE! DESTROY!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !! Fast forward a few days to.. Saturday 29 March Sweetness and light!! Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!! Dr Jekyl: The good doctor whistles the tune to 'Anarchy in the UK' and 'Take me home country roads' as he reaches for his laptop. He smiles at his family and even promises his wife he'll mow the lawn later" He gently fingers the keys... " Well done lads.....In Parkie we trust...Always knew you'd do it...Great stuff....wonderfull. ....brilliant...fant astic........I was always 110% behind you...tidings of joy to all City players and fans..and 'PP'." CONFIDENT! TOLERANT! INSPIRED! DELIGHTED!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!! So...who will we have on here after Tuesday 1st April's match??????????!!! Dr Jekyl Cityman23
  • Score: 0

7:05pm Mon 31 Mar 14

Cityman23 says...

.....or Mr Hyde....and are they two cheeks from the same A***??!!
.....or Mr Hyde....and are they two cheeks from the same A***??!! Cityman23
  • Score: 0

9:09pm Mon 31 Mar 14

Aussie Bantam says...

if Stead at striker mean's less long ball and more football good ho. Maybe Hanson would prefer to play like Stead but if the manager dictate's the order of play what option has he? Go City at Coventry, I would settle for a point to be honest, as long as the team play well.
if Stead at striker mean's less long ball and more football good ho. Maybe Hanson would prefer to play like Stead but if the manager dictate's the order of play what option has he? Go City at Coventry, I would settle for a point to be honest, as long as the team play well. Aussie Bantam
  • Score: 1

9:15pm Mon 31 Mar 14

Boing-Boing says...

Anyone heard the diagnosis on dury?
Anyone heard the diagnosis on dury? Boing-Boing
  • Score: 0

12:46am Tue 1 Apr 14

Bradford1903 says...

Stead to me is like the football league version of Peter Crouch; not as good in the air as someone you would expect to be of that height, but has a nice touch for a big man, and because of this I think it also gives us the option of playing him alongside Hanson.

Don't think Parky has to do much of a team talk for the Coventry game, as i would just pin to Pressley's comments from the reverse fixture on the dressing room wall.

I thought it was telling, when explaining the approach to the Leyton Orient game, Parky said that our best performances have come when we have been positive, which I agree with. Lets take that same positive intent into the rest of the season and beyond.
Stead to me is like the football league version of Peter Crouch; not as good in the air as someone you would expect to be of that height, but has a nice touch for a big man, and because of this I think it also gives us the option of playing him alongside Hanson. Don't think Parky has to do much of a team talk for the Coventry game, as i would just pin to Pressley's comments from the reverse fixture on the dressing room wall. I thought it was telling, when explaining the approach to the Leyton Orient game, Parky said that our best performances have come when we have been positive, which I agree with. Lets take that same positive intent into the rest of the season and beyond. Bradford1903
  • Score: 1

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