Consistency key for Bradford City run-in

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Phil Parkinson reacts after City fall behind to Oldham during Saturday’s dismal 3-2 home defeat Phil Parkinson reacts after City fall behind to Oldham during Saturday’s dismal 3-2 home defeat

Phil Parkinson is demanding that the real Bradford City show up for every hurdle of the run-in to the season.

Parkinson summoned the squad for a team meeting to analyse the DVD of the Oldham defeat that left the club still hovering on the fringes of the League One relegation battle.

With Friday’s trip to Rotherham the first of three successive games against promotion or play-off contenders, the City chief wants to see a more constant approach over the closing weeks.

After picking up four points from two impressive away displays, his team blew up again at the weekend. For Parkinson, it was the latest evidence of a worrying trend that he is determined to eradicate.

“It was just so annoying for us all after two such good performances away from home,” he said.

“Orient and Coventry were as well as we’ve played back-to-back all season. We looked a really strong unit and carried a threat going forward.

“But we never got going against Oldham. I don’t think we put in enough challenges as a team and we’ve got to put that right Friday night.

“We’ve all got to take responsibility and I include myself as manager.

“We went through the recent run of games: Port Vale and MK Dons then Stevenage; Colchester and Gillingham and then Shrewsbury; Orient and Coventry and now Oldham.

“Just when we’ve had a good response, we’ve let ourselves down again by not playing at full tilt. The word ‘consistency’ kept cropping up in our meeting.

“I’m not bothered if there are five games left, ten left or two left. The rest of the season has got to be about putting in consistent performances.

“We’ll have to wait and see how many points that will get us but I just want to see consistency in our play for the last five games.”

City currently sit six points clear of the drop zone with the added advantage of a much superior goal difference. But Parkinson has reinforced the message that they are not safe yet after detecting a hint of complacency in their weekend display.

He said: “I’m not looking at last year through rose-tinted spectacles but when we weren’t 100 per cent and at our liveliest, we often still had enough to get a draw or even the three points.

“But this season, playing at a higher level, if we haven’t got 11 players performing well across the team, the likelihood is we won’t win a game of football.

“Equally, when we have played well, we’ve shown we can give anyone a great amount of problems. It’s about getting that same level of performance.”

Injured duo James Hanson and Nathan Doyle are “both making steady progress”. Neither have been fit enough to start the last four games.

Parkinson watched the Millers lose 1-0 last night at Wembley-bound Sheffield United and said: “There’s not much we need to know about Rotherham which we don’t know already.

“They have been in a good vein of form but I’m more focused on us going there and putting in a professional performance.”

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8:23am Wed 9 Apr 14

shaun from richmond says...

BLIMEY...It was the results against "Orient and Coventry" that wasn't Consistent!!....Its been utter garbage down at Valley Parade for weeks on end.
The last thing we need is Consistency!!.
MORE INCONSISTENCY PLEASE!!
BLIMEY...It was the results against "Orient and Coventry" that wasn't Consistent!!....Its been utter garbage down at Valley Parade for weeks on end. The last thing we need is Consistency!!. MORE INCONSISTENCY PLEASE!! shaun from richmond
  • Score: -3

9:00am Wed 9 Apr 14

allannicho says...

Please, please not a "Bashng at Rothers !
Please, please not a "Bashng at Rothers ! allannicho
  • Score: 3

9:08am Wed 9 Apr 14

Freddy says...

*
Is this a Squad that only performs on Sky Cameras?. Or when they are at Wembley?. What is needed to motivate them?
*
Perhaps the realisation that they are now playing not only for their contracts: But for their careers in League 1.
*
* Is this a Squad that only performs on Sky Cameras?. Or when they are at Wembley?. What is needed to motivate them? * Perhaps the realisation that they are now playing not only for their contracts: But for their careers in League 1. * Freddy
  • Score: 1

9:10am Wed 9 Apr 14

whisky1 says...

shaun from richmond wrote:
BLIMEY...It was the results against "Orient and Coventry" that wasn't Consistent!!....Its been utter garbage down at Valley Parade for weeks on end.
The last thing we need is Consistency!!.
MORE INCONSISTENCY PLEASE!!
By weeks on end you mean the last 2 home games same old negative overstatement and deliberate misrepresentation LOVE PERVERT
[quote][p][bold]shaun from richmond[/bold] wrote: BLIMEY...It was the results against "Orient and Coventry" that wasn't Consistent!!....Its been utter garbage down at Valley Parade for weeks on end. The last thing we need is Consistency!!. MORE INCONSISTENCY PLEASE!![/p][/quote]By weeks on end you mean the last 2 home games same old negative overstatement and deliberate misrepresentation LOVE PERVERT whisky1
  • Score: -14

9:22am Wed 9 Apr 14

mrmuzzy says...

Shouldn't he be saying that for every game?
Same old pathetic excuses.
Shouldn't he be saying that for every game? Same old pathetic excuses. mrmuzzy
  • Score: -5

9:34am Wed 9 Apr 14

wakefieldbantam says...

Rotherham have played at Gillingham on Saturday, at Sheff Utd last night and will be at home to us on Friday do you think Evans will be whinging about 3 games in such a short space of time? I think not they'll be up for it I have no doubts would PP be the same?
Rotherham have played at Gillingham on Saturday, at Sheff Utd last night and will be at home to us on Friday do you think Evans will be whinging about 3 games in such a short space of time? I think not they'll be up for it I have no doubts would PP be the same? wakefieldbantam
  • Score: -2

10:31am Wed 9 Apr 14

Peter300 says...

shaun from richmond wrote:
BLIMEY...It was the results against "Orient and Coventry" that wasn't Consistent!!....Its been utter garbage down at Valley Parade for weeks on end.
The last thing we need is Consistency!!.
MORE INCONSISTENCY PLEASE!!
City played well against Gillingham and, but for one mistake would have won. The league table suggests that most of the teams are seeking greater consistency. Thanks for the money donated to City shaun. And stop shouting please.
[quote][p][bold]shaun from richmond[/bold] wrote: BLIMEY...It was the results against "Orient and Coventry" that wasn't Consistent!!....Its been utter garbage down at Valley Parade for weeks on end. The last thing we need is Consistency!!. MORE INCONSISTENCY PLEASE!![/p][/quote]City played well against Gillingham and, but for one mistake would have won. The league table suggests that most of the teams are seeking greater consistency. Thanks for the money donated to City shaun. And stop shouting please. Peter300
  • Score: -5

10:33am Wed 9 Apr 14

Peter300 says...

Freddy wrote:
*
Is this a Squad that only performs on Sky Cameras?. Or when they are at Wembley?. What is needed to motivate them?
*
Perhaps the realisation that they are now playing not only for their contracts: But for their careers in League 1.
*
In other words like most players in the division.
[quote][p][bold]Freddy[/bold] wrote: * Is this a Squad that only performs on Sky Cameras?. Or when they are at Wembley?. What is needed to motivate them? * Perhaps the realisation that they are now playing not only for their contracts: But for their careers in League 1. *[/p][/quote]In other words like most players in the division. Peter300
  • Score: -7

10:35am Wed 9 Apr 14

Peter300 says...

mrmuzzy wrote:
Shouldn't he be saying that for every game?
Same old pathetic excuses.
And often the same old pathetic criticism in response to a defeat.
[quote][p][bold]mrmuzzy[/bold] wrote: Shouldn't he be saying that for every game? Same old pathetic excuses.[/p][/quote]And often the same old pathetic criticism in response to a defeat. Peter300
  • Score: -7

10:38am Wed 9 Apr 14

Peter300 says...

wakefieldbantam wrote:
Rotherham have played at Gillingham on Saturday, at Sheff Utd last night and will be at home to us on Friday do you think Evans will be whinging about 3 games in such a short space of time? I think not they'll be up for it I have no doubts would PP be the same?
Depends what happens on Friday as to whether Steve Evans chooses to comment on having to play last night. You are obviously unaware that Evans does a considerable amount of whinging.
[quote][p][bold]wakefieldbantam[/bold] wrote: Rotherham have played at Gillingham on Saturday, at Sheff Utd last night and will be at home to us on Friday do you think Evans will be whinging about 3 games in such a short space of time? I think not they'll be up for it I have no doubts would PP be the same?[/p][/quote]Depends what happens on Friday as to whether Steve Evans chooses to comment on having to play last night. You are obviously unaware that Evans does a considerable amount of whinging. Peter300
  • Score: -5

11:28am Wed 9 Apr 14

moanmoanwhingewhinge says...

shaun from richmond wrote:
BLIMEY...It was the results against "Orient and Coventry" that wasn't Consistent!!....Its been utter garbage down at Valley Parade for weeks on end.
The last thing we need is Consistency!!.
MORE INCONSISTENCY PLEASE!!
At least the USE of your CAPSLOCK and the amount of DRIVEL you spout is CONSISTENT. Hopefully we can finally turn it around v Rotherscum on Friday to shut you and FATBOY up for once
[quote][p][bold]shaun from richmond[/bold] wrote: BLIMEY...It was the results against "Orient and Coventry" that wasn't Consistent!!....Its been utter garbage down at Valley Parade for weeks on end. The last thing we need is Consistency!!. MORE INCONSISTENCY PLEASE!![/p][/quote]At least the USE of your CAPSLOCK and the amount of DRIVEL you spout is CONSISTENT. Hopefully we can finally turn it around v Rotherscum on Friday to shut you and FATBOY up for once moanmoanwhingewhinge
  • Score: -3

11:33am Wed 9 Apr 14

wakefieldbantam says...

Peter300 wrote:
wakefieldbantam wrote:
Rotherham have played at Gillingham on Saturday, at Sheff Utd last night and will be at home to us on Friday do you think Evans will be whinging about 3 games in such a short space of time? I think not they'll be up for it I have no doubts would PP be the same?
Depends what happens on Friday as to whether Steve Evans chooses to comment on having to play last night. You are obviously unaware that Evans does a considerable amount of whinging.
For once Peter300 a fair point he does whinge at refs a hell of a lot and of course a horrible man, he won't whinge about last night it will be Friday night's game being brought forward 24 hours by Sky, which I am sure PP would have mentioned by now if we had played last night.
[quote][p][bold]Peter300[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wakefieldbantam[/bold] wrote: Rotherham have played at Gillingham on Saturday, at Sheff Utd last night and will be at home to us on Friday do you think Evans will be whinging about 3 games in such a short space of time? I think not they'll be up for it I have no doubts would PP be the same?[/p][/quote]Depends what happens on Friday as to whether Steve Evans chooses to comment on having to play last night. You are obviously unaware that Evans does a considerable amount of whinging.[/p][/quote]For once Peter300 a fair point he does whinge at refs a hell of a lot and of course a horrible man, he won't whinge about last night it will be Friday night's game being brought forward 24 hours by Sky, which I am sure PP would have mentioned by now if we had played last night. wakefieldbantam
  • Score: 0

11:47am Wed 9 Apr 14

whisky1 says...

moanmoanwhingewhinge wrote:
shaun from richmond wrote:
BLIMEY...It was the results against "Orient and Coventry" that wasn't Consistent!!....Its been utter garbage down at Valley Parade for weeks on end.
The last thing we need is Consistency!!.
MORE INCONSISTENCY PLEASE!!
At least the USE of your CAPSLOCK and the amount of DRIVEL you spout is CONSISTENT. Hopefully we can finally turn it around v Rotherscum on Friday to shut you and FATBOY up for once
ouch!
[quote][p][bold]moanmoanwhingewhinge[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]shaun from richmond[/bold] wrote: BLIMEY...It was the results against "Orient and Coventry" that wasn't Consistent!!....Its been utter garbage down at Valley Parade for weeks on end. The last thing we need is Consistency!!. MORE INCONSISTENCY PLEASE!![/p][/quote]At least the USE of your CAPSLOCK and the amount of DRIVEL you spout is CONSISTENT. Hopefully we can finally turn it around v Rotherscum on Friday to shut you and FATBOY up for once[/p][/quote]ouch! whisky1
  • Score: -5

11:51am Wed 9 Apr 14

KnightMcCall says...

Can any one of the posters who only EVER seem to post negative comments please explain were they think City should e in the table and confirm that staying p this season is a poor outcome for us. Shaun? Muzzy? Anyone?
Can any one of the posters who only EVER seem to post negative comments please explain were they think City should e in the table and confirm that staying p this season is a poor outcome for us. Shaun? Muzzy? Anyone? KnightMcCall
  • Score: 2

11:59am Wed 9 Apr 14

KnightMcCall says...

mrmuzzy wrote:
Shouldn't he be saying that for every game?
Same old pathetic excuses.
Can't see any excuses in that article, just an acceptance that the team let us down last Saturday. Try and remember that the "spin" on the story is to suit the T&A ad isn't necessarily what PP said. PP's words do not contain any excuses just the frustration that his players did well for two games and then couldn't keep it going for a third game.
[quote][p][bold]mrmuzzy[/bold] wrote: Shouldn't he be saying that for every game? Same old pathetic excuses.[/p][/quote]Can't see any excuses in that article, just an acceptance that the team let us down last Saturday. Try and remember that the "spin" on the story is to suit the T&A ad isn't necessarily what PP said. PP's words do not contain any excuses just the frustration that his players did well for two games and then couldn't keep it going for a third game. KnightMcCall
  • Score: 7

12:14pm Wed 9 Apr 14

irish bantam says...

It will be interesting to see just how many city fans make the short journey to Rotherham on Friday.........camer
as there or not they need our support more now than ever,and prove that city fans are not just there at away matches when the team are doing well.
Time to realise that we are not out of this mess yet by a long way.
Get there and let your voices be heard, and back the lads just like you did when it was all good and happy at Villa last year........the cameras wont lie
lets see a good turn out.!!!!!!
It will be interesting to see just how many city fans make the short journey to Rotherham on Friday.........camer as there or not they need our support more now than ever,and prove that city fans are not just there at away matches when the team are doing well. Time to realise that we are not out of this mess yet by a long way. Get there and let your voices be heard, and back the lads just like you did when it was all good and happy at Villa last year........the cameras wont lie lets see a good turn out.!!!!!! irish bantam
  • Score: 13

12:51pm Wed 9 Apr 14

Joshuatoothill says...

I'm off on Friday night fly to Australia at 5 in the morning so I'm expecting a performance worth travelling for if the players can't get up for this game then they need to have a serious look at themselves
I'm off on Friday night fly to Australia at 5 in the morning so I'm expecting a performance worth travelling for if the players can't get up for this game then they need to have a serious look at themselves Joshuatoothill
  • Score: 6

2:12pm Wed 9 Apr 14

LaCe78 says...

Its a little off topic but I'm delighted to see Ronnie Moore has got the boot from Tranmere following his involvement in illegal betting on his own team which he believed was 'acceptable'. Couldn't have happened to a more obnoxious chap! Enjoy retirement Ronnie. You won't be missed!
Its a little off topic but I'm delighted to see Ronnie Moore has got the boot from Tranmere following his involvement in illegal betting on his own team which he believed was 'acceptable'. Couldn't have happened to a more obnoxious chap! Enjoy retirement Ronnie. You won't be missed! LaCe78
  • Score: 9

2:20pm Wed 9 Apr 14

shaun from richmond says...

KnightMcCall wrote:
Can any one of the posters who only EVER seem to post negative comments please explain were they think City should e in the table and confirm that staying p this season is a poor outcome for us. Shaun? Muzzy? Anyone?
ONLY....after you agree to READ posts correctly before you make comment!!
[quote][p][bold]KnightMcCall[/bold] wrote: Can any one of the posters who only EVER seem to post negative comments please explain were they think City should e in the table and confirm that staying p this season is a poor outcome for us. Shaun? Muzzy? Anyone?[/p][/quote]ONLY....after you agree to READ posts correctly before you make comment!! shaun from richmond
  • Score: 0

2:28pm Wed 9 Apr 14

minkiebantam says...

irish bantam wrote:
It will be interesting to see just how many city fans make the short journey to Rotherham on Friday.........camer as there or not they need our support more now than ever,and prove that city fans are not just there at away matches when the team are doing well. Time to realise that we are not out of this mess yet by a long way. Get there and let your voices be heard, and back the lads just like you did when it was all good and happy at Villa last year........the cameras wont lie lets see a good turn out.!!!!!!
I wont be going on Friday.
I have done the last 2 away games in the league and in the cup games, sang, shouted, cheered and clapped and lost my Voice.What did i get in return? Yep you guessed it, a very grumpy drive back up the M1 after witnessing a thrashing. Add this to the loses at home as well to Rotherscum and this adds up to me done with spending my (VERY LITTLE) spare cash on Friday night. Im sure im not the only one who will be Sat in a pub or at home with a nice pint (of the Black stuff for me) and packet of Lineker sponsored crisp's , watching and praying it isnt another Groundhog Day result.
I love city, and will ALWAYS support them. But my Rotherscum away days are done for now.
I just hope i am proved to be wrong and we smash them 3-0 and play the best we have all season!! That will teach me for being a negatron!!!? ; )
CTID!!
[quote][p][bold]irish bantam[/bold] wrote: It will be interesting to see just how many city fans make the short journey to Rotherham on Friday.........camer as there or not they need our support more now than ever,and prove that city fans are not just there at away matches when the team are doing well. Time to realise that we are not out of this mess yet by a long way. Get there and let your voices be heard, and back the lads just like you did when it was all good and happy at Villa last year........the cameras wont lie lets see a good turn out.!!!!!![/p][/quote]I wont be going on Friday. I have done the last 2 away games in the league and in the cup games, sang, shouted, cheered and clapped and lost my Voice.What did i get in return? Yep you guessed it, a very grumpy drive back up the M1 after witnessing a thrashing. Add this to the loses at home as well to Rotherscum and this adds up to me done with spending my (VERY LITTLE) spare cash on Friday night. Im sure im not the only one who will be Sat in a pub or at home with a nice pint (of the Black stuff for me) and packet of Lineker sponsored crisp's , watching and praying it isnt another Groundhog Day result. I love city, and will ALWAYS support them. But my Rotherscum away days are done for now. I just hope i am proved to be wrong and we smash them 3-0 and play the best we have all season!! That will teach me for being a negatron!!!? ; ) CTID!! minkiebantam
  • Score: 2

3:12pm Wed 9 Apr 14

SouthCheshireBantams says...

whisky1 wrote:
shaun from richmond wrote:
BLIMEY...It was the results against "Orient and Coventry" that wasn't Consistent!!....Its been utter garbage down at Valley Parade for weeks on end.
The last thing we need is Consistency!!.
MORE INCONSISTENCY PLEASE!!
By weeks on end you mean the last 2 home games same old negative overstatement and deliberate misrepresentation LOVE PERVERT
......errrrr.....yea
h but he's exactly right, or did you forget about that 20 odd winless game run?
[quote][p][bold]whisky1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]shaun from richmond[/bold] wrote: BLIMEY...It was the results against "Orient and Coventry" that wasn't Consistent!!....Its been utter garbage down at Valley Parade for weeks on end. The last thing we need is Consistency!!. MORE INCONSISTENCY PLEASE!![/p][/quote]By weeks on end you mean the last 2 home games same old negative overstatement and deliberate misrepresentation LOVE PERVERT[/p][/quote]......errrrr.....yea h but he's exactly right, or did you forget about that 20 odd winless game run? SouthCheshireBantams
  • Score: 4

3:22pm Wed 9 Apr 14

Olivermac says...

minkiebantam wrote:
irish bantam wrote:
It will be interesting to see just how many city fans make the short journey to Rotherham on Friday.........camer as there or not they need our support more now than ever,and prove that city fans are not just there at away matches when the team are doing well. Time to realise that we are not out of this mess yet by a long way. Get there and let your voices be heard, and back the lads just like you did when it was all good and happy at Villa last year........the cameras wont lie lets see a good turn out.!!!!!!
I wont be going on Friday.
I have done the last 2 away games in the league and in the cup games, sang, shouted, cheered and clapped and lost my Voice.What did i get in return? Yep you guessed it, a very grumpy drive back up the M1 after witnessing a thrashing. Add this to the loses at home as well to Rotherscum and this adds up to me done with spending my (VERY LITTLE) spare cash on Friday night. Im sure im not the only one who will be Sat in a pub or at home with a nice pint (of the Black stuff for me) and packet of Lineker sponsored crisp's , watching and praying it isnt another Groundhog Day result.
I love city, and will ALWAYS support them. But my Rotherscum away days are done for now.
I just hope i am proved to be wrong and we smash them 3-0 and play the best we have all season!! That will teach me for being a negatron!!!? ; )
CTID!!
Well said I was at Shrewsbury \ Crewe \ Notts County and Rotherham in the cup all these matches were on a par with the way City have been playing at home just very poor and it just sticks in the throat spending the hard earned cash watching proffesional footballers not giving 100% I will be in the pub watching the game and hope they get the right result regarding the support city get home and away is the best in the div and it is very rare you hear the crowd getting on the back of the players or PP. One of the main problems That Parky has got is that there are to many players out of contract come the end of the season some allready know they are not wanted the others are loan players so Parky has a problem motivating his players for every match, I am sure we will be in div 1 next year, I would also say that most true city supporters will be renewing season tickets for next year which ever div they play in.
[quote][p][bold]minkiebantam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]irish bantam[/bold] wrote: It will be interesting to see just how many city fans make the short journey to Rotherham on Friday.........camer as there or not they need our support more now than ever,and prove that city fans are not just there at away matches when the team are doing well. Time to realise that we are not out of this mess yet by a long way. Get there and let your voices be heard, and back the lads just like you did when it was all good and happy at Villa last year........the cameras wont lie lets see a good turn out.!!!!!![/p][/quote]I wont be going on Friday. I have done the last 2 away games in the league and in the cup games, sang, shouted, cheered and clapped and lost my Voice.What did i get in return? Yep you guessed it, a very grumpy drive back up the M1 after witnessing a thrashing. Add this to the loses at home as well to Rotherscum and this adds up to me done with spending my (VERY LITTLE) spare cash on Friday night. Im sure im not the only one who will be Sat in a pub or at home with a nice pint (of the Black stuff for me) and packet of Lineker sponsored crisp's , watching and praying it isnt another Groundhog Day result. I love city, and will ALWAYS support them. But my Rotherscum away days are done for now. I just hope i am proved to be wrong and we smash them 3-0 and play the best we have all season!! That will teach me for being a negatron!!!? ; ) CTID!![/p][/quote]Well said I was at Shrewsbury \ Crewe \ Notts County and Rotherham in the cup all these matches were on a par with the way City have been playing at home just very poor and it just sticks in the throat spending the hard earned cash watching proffesional footballers not giving 100% I will be in the pub watching the game and hope they get the right result regarding the support city get home and away is the best in the div and it is very rare you hear the crowd getting on the back of the players or PP. One of the main problems That Parky has got is that there are to many players out of contract come the end of the season some allready know they are not wanted the others are loan players so Parky has a problem motivating his players for every match, I am sure we will be in div 1 next year, I would also say that most true city supporters will be renewing season tickets for next year which ever div they play in. Olivermac
  • Score: 2

3:24pm Wed 9 Apr 14

SouthCheshireBantams says...

We play negative long ball football - FACT
We've signed some dreadful players this year -FACT
We went more than 20 games without a win - FACT
We rely solely on the same few players and can't adapt quickly without them - FACT
Parkinson stands on the touch line with his hands in his pockets and doesn't do anything during the game - FACT
Cup run was LAST year and means nothing this year - FACT
We play like a league two team and can't beat teams below us - FACT
Who's responsibility is this?
We play negative long ball football - FACT We've signed some dreadful players this year -FACT We went more than 20 games without a win - FACT We rely solely on the same few players and can't adapt quickly without them - FACT Parkinson stands on the touch line with his hands in his pockets and doesn't do anything during the game - FACT Cup run was LAST year and means nothing this year - FACT We play like a league two team and can't beat teams below us - FACT Who's responsibility is this? SouthCheshireBantams
  • Score: 2

3:35pm Wed 9 Apr 14

whisky1 says...

SouthCheshireBantams wrote:
We play negative long ball football - FACT
We've signed some dreadful players this year -FACT
We went more than 20 games without a win - FACT
We rely solely on the same few players and can't adapt quickly without them - FACT
Parkinson stands on the touch line with his hands in his pockets and doesn't do anything during the game - FACT
Cup run was LAST year and means nothing this year - FACT
We play like a league two team and can't beat teams below us - FACT
Who's responsibility is this?
First promotion since 99 ..Carling Cup Final...Mid table finish in first season back...when you assess progress do you only look back a few months?. Its a good job you are not in a position of responsibility. Go and support the white **** they will be running the managerial merry go round from now on with Cellino. You are **** in the wind because saner heads will keep PP who has succeeded where others failed. If you get so little satisfaction from supporting your club go shopping with the wife on Satdy afternoon
[quote][p][bold]SouthCheshireBantams[/bold] wrote: We play negative long ball football - FACT We've signed some dreadful players this year -FACT We went more than 20 games without a win - FACT We rely solely on the same few players and can't adapt quickly without them - FACT Parkinson stands on the touch line with his hands in his pockets and doesn't do anything during the game - FACT Cup run was LAST year and means nothing this year - FACT We play like a league two team and can't beat teams below us - FACT Who's responsibility is this?[/p][/quote]First promotion since 99 ..Carling Cup Final...Mid table finish in first season back...when you assess progress do you only look back a few months?. Its a good job you are not in a position of responsibility. Go and support the white **** they will be running the managerial merry go round from now on with Cellino. You are **** in the wind because saner heads will keep PP who has succeeded where others failed. If you get so little satisfaction from supporting your club go shopping with the wife on Satdy afternoon whisky1
  • Score: 3

3:53pm Wed 9 Apr 14

torreyman says...

So PP demands do the players take any notice? I am not to sure he can demand all he wants BUT will he get !!!!
So PP demands do the players take any notice? I am not to sure he can demand all he wants BUT will he get !!!! torreyman
  • Score: 0

4:43pm Wed 9 Apr 14

Cyprus Bantam says...

whisky1 wrote:
SouthCheshireBantams wrote:
We play negative long ball football - FACT
We've signed some dreadful players this year -FACT
We went more than 20 games without a win - FACT
We rely solely on the same few players and can't adapt quickly without them - FACT
Parkinson stands on the touch line with his hands in his pockets and doesn't do anything during the game - FACT
Cup run was LAST year and means nothing this year - FACT
We play like a league two team and can't beat teams below us - FACT
Who's responsibility is this?
First promotion since 99 ..Carling Cup Final...Mid table finish in first season back...when you assess progress do you only look back a few months?. Its a good job you are not in a position of responsibility. Go and support the white **** they will be running the managerial merry go round from now on with Cellino. You are **** in the wind because saner heads will keep PP who has succeeded where others failed. If you get so little satisfaction from supporting your club go shopping with the wife on Satdy afternoon
Yeah.... Succeeded in going 20 matches without a win. Mid-table is not guaranteed. It would be great if they finish 5th from the bottom!
[quote][p][bold]whisky1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SouthCheshireBantams[/bold] wrote: We play negative long ball football - FACT We've signed some dreadful players this year -FACT We went more than 20 games without a win - FACT We rely solely on the same few players and can't adapt quickly without them - FACT Parkinson stands on the touch line with his hands in his pockets and doesn't do anything during the game - FACT Cup run was LAST year and means nothing this year - FACT We play like a league two team and can't beat teams below us - FACT Who's responsibility is this?[/p][/quote]First promotion since 99 ..Carling Cup Final...Mid table finish in first season back...when you assess progress do you only look back a few months?. Its a good job you are not in a position of responsibility. Go and support the white **** they will be running the managerial merry go round from now on with Cellino. You are **** in the wind because saner heads will keep PP who has succeeded where others failed. If you get so little satisfaction from supporting your club go shopping with the wife on Satdy afternoon[/p][/quote]Yeah.... Succeeded in going 20 matches without a win. Mid-table is not guaranteed. It would be great if they finish 5th from the bottom! Cyprus Bantam
  • Score: 2

4:50pm Wed 9 Apr 14

whisky1 says...

Cyprus Bantam wrote:
whisky1 wrote:
SouthCheshireBantams wrote:
We play negative long ball football - FACT
We've signed some dreadful players this year -FACT
We went more than 20 games without a win - FACT
We rely solely on the same few players and can't adapt quickly without them - FACT
Parkinson stands on the touch line with his hands in his pockets and doesn't do anything during the game - FACT
Cup run was LAST year and means nothing this year - FACT
We play like a league two team and can't beat teams below us - FACT
Who's responsibility is this?
First promotion since 99 ..Carling Cup Final...Mid table finish in first season back...when you assess progress do you only look back a few months?. Its a good job you are not in a position of responsibility. Go and support the white **** they will be running the managerial merry go round from now on with Cellino. You are **** in the wind because saner heads will keep PP who has succeeded where others failed. If you get so little satisfaction from supporting your club go shopping with the wife on Satdy afternoon
Yeah.... Succeeded in going 20 matches without a win. Mid-table is not guaranteed. It would be great if they finish 5th from the bottom!
They will finish around where they are now--if you want to measure success over a third of a season that is your prerogative--sensibl
e heads take a longer term view
[quote][p][bold]Cyprus Bantam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]whisky1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SouthCheshireBantams[/bold] wrote: We play negative long ball football - FACT We've signed some dreadful players this year -FACT We went more than 20 games without a win - FACT We rely solely on the same few players and can't adapt quickly without them - FACT Parkinson stands on the touch line with his hands in his pockets and doesn't do anything during the game - FACT Cup run was LAST year and means nothing this year - FACT We play like a league two team and can't beat teams below us - FACT Who's responsibility is this?[/p][/quote]First promotion since 99 ..Carling Cup Final...Mid table finish in first season back...when you assess progress do you only look back a few months?. Its a good job you are not in a position of responsibility. Go and support the white **** they will be running the managerial merry go round from now on with Cellino. You are **** in the wind because saner heads will keep PP who has succeeded where others failed. If you get so little satisfaction from supporting your club go shopping with the wife on Satdy afternoon[/p][/quote]Yeah.... Succeeded in going 20 matches without a win. Mid-table is not guaranteed. It would be great if they finish 5th from the bottom![/p][/quote]They will finish around where they are now--if you want to measure success over a third of a season that is your prerogative--sensibl e heads take a longer term view whisky1
  • Score: -1

5:41pm Wed 9 Apr 14

Pablo says...

KnightMcCall wrote:
Can any one of the posters who only EVER seem to post negative comments please explain were they think City should e in the table and confirm that staying p this season is a poor outcome for us. Shaun? Muzzy? Anyone?
Knight, how many times do I have to tell you? Our current position in the table is due to the points we got on the board at the start of the season, thanks mainly to the goals scored by Nahki.

Nahki's replacement has failed to make an impact, in terms of matching his goal tally and, our form has degenerated into that of a relegation side.

We should survive this season but, unless the close season recruitment is markedly improved, I think we all know where next season is heading.
[quote][p][bold]KnightMcCall[/bold] wrote: Can any one of the posters who only EVER seem to post negative comments please explain were they think City should e in the table and confirm that staying p this season is a poor outcome for us. Shaun? Muzzy? Anyone?[/p][/quote]Knight, how many times do I have to tell you? Our current position in the table is due to the points we got on the board at the start of the season, thanks mainly to the goals scored by Nahki. Nahki's replacement has failed to make an impact, in terms of matching his goal tally and, our form has degenerated into that of a relegation side. We should survive this season but, unless the close season recruitment is markedly improved, I think we all know where next season is heading. Pablo
  • Score: 4

5:56pm Wed 9 Apr 14

bahamianbantam says...

I think the positrons miss the point - the negatrons would be happy with a mid table finish if we were well placed for next season and say every two or three games some real progress made. All of us can accept defeat and yes mid table is creditable if ..... But we have only achieved mid table through our roaring start, the team strategy and tactics are one dimensional and even worse there are only half a dozen or so players probably good enough for League 1 football.
By the way I also think posters who talk about PP's negative play are wrong. He plays 4-2-4 which couldn't be more positive - shame is we always get outgunned in midfield and resort to hoof ball - losing the long ball is part and parcel and therefore our defence is put back under pressure.
Those positrons cannot argue that the team is in better shape than last season even though we are in a higher division (and I think we will remain so). The cupboard is threadbare and whist we can point to the injuries of Reid and Meredith being vital - we had still gone umpteen games with only one win until both were out.
Who would trust PP to rebuild in the summer?
I think the positrons miss the point - the negatrons would be happy with a mid table finish if we were well placed for next season and say every two or three games some real progress made. All of us can accept defeat and yes mid table is creditable if ..... But we have only achieved mid table through our roaring start, the team strategy and tactics are one dimensional and even worse there are only half a dozen or so players probably good enough for League 1 football. By the way I also think posters who talk about PP's negative play are wrong. He plays 4-2-4 which couldn't be more positive - shame is we always get outgunned in midfield and resort to hoof ball - losing the long ball is part and parcel and therefore our defence is put back under pressure. Those positrons cannot argue that the team is in better shape than last season even though we are in a higher division (and I think we will remain so). The cupboard is threadbare and whist we can point to the injuries of Reid and Meredith being vital - we had still gone umpteen games with only one win until both were out. Who would trust PP to rebuild in the summer? bahamianbantam
  • Score: -2

6:52pm Wed 9 Apr 14

shaun from richmond says...

whisky1 wrote:
SouthCheshireBantams wrote:
We play negative long ball football - FACT
We've signed some dreadful players this year -FACT
We went more than 20 games without a win - FACT
We rely solely on the same few players and can't adapt quickly without them - FACT
Parkinson stands on the touch line with his hands in his pockets and doesn't do anything during the game - FACT
Cup run was LAST year and means nothing this year - FACT
We play like a league two team and can't beat teams below us - FACT
Who's responsibility is this?
First promotion since 99 ..Carling Cup Final...Mid table finish in first season back...when you assess progress do you only look back a few months?. Its a good job you are not in a position of responsibility. Go and support the white **** they will be running the managerial merry go round from now on with Cellino. You are **** in the wind because saner heads will keep PP who has succeeded where others failed. If you get so little satisfaction from supporting your club go shopping with the wife on Satdy afternoon
SO he states some CORRECT facts!! and you want him to go and support leeds???.
[quote][p][bold]whisky1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SouthCheshireBantams[/bold] wrote: We play negative long ball football - FACT We've signed some dreadful players this year -FACT We went more than 20 games without a win - FACT We rely solely on the same few players and can't adapt quickly without them - FACT Parkinson stands on the touch line with his hands in his pockets and doesn't do anything during the game - FACT Cup run was LAST year and means nothing this year - FACT We play like a league two team and can't beat teams below us - FACT Who's responsibility is this?[/p][/quote]First promotion since 99 ..Carling Cup Final...Mid table finish in first season back...when you assess progress do you only look back a few months?. Its a good job you are not in a position of responsibility. Go and support the white **** they will be running the managerial merry go round from now on with Cellino. You are **** in the wind because saner heads will keep PP who has succeeded where others failed. If you get so little satisfaction from supporting your club go shopping with the wife on Satdy afternoon[/p][/quote]SO he states some CORRECT facts!! and you want him to go and support leeds???. shaun from richmond
  • Score: -1

7:28pm Wed 9 Apr 14

Victor Clayton says...

Whiskey, do you own bcfc? If not, what makes you think you have the right to tell scb to go elsewhere?
Whiskey, do you own bcfc? If not, what makes you think you have the right to tell scb to go elsewhere? Victor Clayton
  • Score: 0

8:16pm Wed 9 Apr 14

bobbyo says...

LaCe78 wrote:
Its a little off topic but I'm delighted to see Ronnie Moore has got the boot from Tranmere following his involvement in illegal betting on his own team which he believed was 'acceptable'. Couldn't have happened to a more obnoxious chap! Enjoy retirement Ronnie. You won't be missed!
Karma Ronnie moore said city should be booted out of the league, now he himself has been booted out instead!
[quote][p][bold]LaCe78[/bold] wrote: Its a little off topic but I'm delighted to see Ronnie Moore has got the boot from Tranmere following his involvement in illegal betting on his own team which he believed was 'acceptable'. Couldn't have happened to a more obnoxious chap! Enjoy retirement Ronnie. You won't be missed![/p][/quote]Karma Ronnie moore said city should be booted out of the league, now he himself has been booted out instead! bobbyo
  • Score: 4

8:51pm Wed 9 Apr 14

Papa Smurfs Wig says...

I like this bit:
“They have been in a good vein of form but I’m more focused on us going there and putting in a professional performance.”

Erm, this vein of form has been apparent for the majority of the season and not really just recently.

I wish City fans would stop this obsession with Evans, it rubs off on to the players and we then play garbage.
I like this bit: “They have been in a good vein of form but I’m more focused on us going there and putting in a professional performance.” Erm, this vein of form has been apparent for the majority of the season and not really just recently. I wish City fans would stop this obsession with Evans, it rubs off on to the players and we then play garbage. Papa Smurfs Wig
  • Score: 0

9:29pm Wed 9 Apr 14

blowinfree says...

We have had a bit of bad luck along the way this term,injuries to Reid,Davies, Merideth,Doyle.
Players coming in who have struggled to match the team ethic of never giving up because they are loan players,we have enough to see the season out and build a bigger squad for next term.
Remember the Taylor loan player teams its no good long term.
Mick/kop bantam
We have had a bit of bad luck along the way this term,injuries to Reid,Davies, Merideth,Doyle. Players coming in who have struggled to match the team ethic of never giving up because they are loan players,we have enough to see the season out and build a bigger squad for next term. Remember the Taylor loan player teams its no good long term. Mick/kop bantam blowinfree
  • Score: 0

9:29pm Wed 9 Apr 14

gordon ramsay says...

Pablo wrote:
KnightMcCall wrote:
Can any one of the posters who only EVER seem to post negative comments please explain were they think City should e in the table and confirm that staying p this season is a poor outcome for us. Shaun? Muzzy? Anyone?
Knight, how many times do I have to tell you? Our current position in the table is due to the points we got on the board at the start of the season, thanks mainly to the goals scored by Nahki.

Nahki's replacement has failed to make an impact, in terms of matching his goal tally and, our form has degenerated into that of a relegation side.

We should survive this season but, unless the close season recruitment is markedly improved, I think we all know where next season is heading.
Totally agree Pablo.

Our recruitment in 2013 was utterly terrible. I cannot comprehend such blind naivety to suggest it wasn't !!!!

We are 6 above safety and likely to stay up by the skin of out teeth. Mainly due to the Wells goals in August and September. Take that away with a full season in the present squad and it's RELEGATION. Why can't people face the reality of that? Please stop kidding yourselves.

A huge rebuilding job is required. If Parkys recruitment in the summer continues to be as bad he will be unemployed by October. I truly hope I'm proved wrong.
[quote][p][bold]Pablo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]KnightMcCall[/bold] wrote: Can any one of the posters who only EVER seem to post negative comments please explain were they think City should e in the table and confirm that staying p this season is a poor outcome for us. Shaun? Muzzy? Anyone?[/p][/quote]Knight, how many times do I have to tell you? Our current position in the table is due to the points we got on the board at the start of the season, thanks mainly to the goals scored by Nahki. Nahki's replacement has failed to make an impact, in terms of matching his goal tally and, our form has degenerated into that of a relegation side. We should survive this season but, unless the close season recruitment is markedly improved, I think we all know where next season is heading.[/p][/quote]Totally agree Pablo. Our recruitment in 2013 was utterly terrible. I cannot comprehend such blind naivety to suggest it wasn't !!!! We are 6 above safety and likely to stay up by the skin of out teeth. Mainly due to the Wells goals in August and September. Take that away with a full season in the present squad and it's RELEGATION. Why can't people face the reality of that? Please stop kidding yourselves. A huge rebuilding job is required. If Parkys recruitment in the summer continues to be as bad he will be unemployed by October. I truly hope I'm proved wrong. gordon ramsay
  • Score: 8

7:33pm Thu 10 Apr 14

bcfc1903 says...

We're mid table, a steady first season in a higher division. I seem to remember the bankrolled Chesterfield winning the 2nd division four seasons back then getting relegated from the 1st division the following season. Some the whining drivel on here beggars belief!!!!
We're mid table, a steady first season in a higher division. I seem to remember the bankrolled Chesterfield winning the 2nd division four seasons back then getting relegated from the 1st division the following season. Some the whining drivel on here beggars belief!!!! bcfc1903
  • Score: -2

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