Adam Reach gives Bantams fans the perfect farewell present

Reach gives Bantams fans the perfect farewell present

Adam Reach jumps for joy after curling home his match-winning free-kick

Reach's sweet strike that clinched three valuable points

Hugs all round for the City match-winner

More action from the win over Posh

More action from the win over Posh

More action from the win over Posh

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Bradford City 1 Peterborough 0

That’s some way to say goodbye! Adam Reach signed off at Valley Parade last night with a finish of the highest quality to make sure City will definitely be in League One next season.

Reach, whose loan is up after Monday’s trip to Swindon, smacked home a stunning free-kick to clinch a first home win in five attempts.

With Sir Alex Ferguson in the crowd, it was a Beckham-esque touch.

More importantly, it lifted the Bantams nine points clear of the bottom four – and with the huge advantage in goal difference terms, that means safety.

Posh, on the other hand, are still sweating on the final play-off spot. And now hoping City will do them a favour at the County Ground...

Peterborough’s season has seen more peaks and troughs than City. Six wins in a row early on boosted hopes of an immediate return to the Championship; then five defeats on the bounce had some calling for the head of boss Darren Ferguson.

They arrived at Valley Parade on the back of successive home wins – but had lost four of the last five games on the road.

City’s form guide was the opposite, with three clean sheets on the trot away just as results on home soil had inexplicably gone into a tail-spin.

History at least appeared to be on their side – City were thought to be unbeaten at Valley Parade in Good Friday fixtures. More significantly, they had James Hanson back in the ranks for his first start since Shrewsbury.

The other change saw Raffaele De Vita making his first start since November 9 as he tries to finish an injury-ravaged campaign with a bit of momentum.

Peterborough’s plans were disrupted when keeper Bobby Olejnik cried off ill. It meant a recall for Joe Day, whose last appearance saw them ship five at Oldham.

The afternoon results had been relatively kind, with City’s advantage on the bottom four only shaved by a point to six.

City matched up Peterborough’s diamond midfield with Reach playing behind the front two and Nathan Doyle keeping the minder role he played at Rotherham in front of the defence.

Doyle forced Day into an early save but the first genuine threat came from Posh. Nicky Ajose’s clever flick round the corner created space for skipper Tommy Rowe, whose 25-yard drive just wide had Jon McLaughlin scrambling across his goal.

There was some promising build-up play at times from the home side but things tended to break down around the penalty area. Reach made a couple of decent darts forward without delivering an end product.

De Vita produced the cross of the match midway through the half, bending a wicked ball beyond Day to the far post. Hanson stooped in but just failed to make contact.

But the game burst into life after 27 minutes with a spectacular strike from Reach. The winger was flattened by a Peterborough sandwich of Rowe and Jack Payne 25 yards from goal – and exacted lethal revenge.

He drilled the free-kick over the wall and into the top corner of the net with Day beaten all ends up.

His stunning goal injected a swagger into City’s play and Adam Drury rumbled forward to have a go with a fizzing effort that Day turned away.

Then Reach found room to have another pop but there was no repeat this time as he fired into the Bradford End.

With Peterborough’s full backs looking to bomb on at the drop of a hat, there was plenty of room for the Bantams to try to exploit.

Shaun Brisley was one of the centre halves exposed by his gallivanting team-mates and he picked up the first yellow card of the night for clattering Jon Stead after being left short-staffed at the back.

And within two minutes, yellow had become red for a challenge on Reach. Brisley did not appear to deliberately stick a leg out but with the winger travelling at speed, the contact was enough to have referee Andy Haines reaching for his top pocket.

De Vita seemed to relish his role on the right of the City diamond and was inches away from a second goal with a rasping volley just over. The Italian, who admitted the last four months had been the worst period of his life, was certainly keen to make up for lost time.

City’s momentum was building as the half wore on and the ten-man visitors were relieved to hear the whistle for the break – even if it meant a likely meeting with the Fergie junior hair dryer in the dressing room.

He made two changes for the second half but City began in the same vein, with Reach eager to have another attempt at goal.

The numerical disadvantage had not changed Peterborough’s attacking mindset and they switched to 3-4-2. They had not given this one up.

City could not afford to relax with the lead only 1-0 – that was illustrated when Britt Assombalonga, who had hardly been involved, suddenly fired a shot off Andrew Davies which wrong-footed Jon McLaughlin but deflected over the bar.

There was even more danger when Assombalonga latched on to a pass from sub Craig Alcock and cut past Drury into the box.

McLaughlin came out to narrow the angle and the 30-goal striker squared across the six-yard box. Fortunately for City, Stephen Darby was in the perfect spot to intercept and allow the keeper to recover.

Davies needed treatment after Assombalonga looked to have trodden on him and the centre half wagged a finger in his direction as he went off briefly for running repairs.

Assombalonga’s influence was growing and he worried City once more with a curling shot that beat the far post.

Phil Parkinson made a double switch midway through the half. Aaron Mclean came on to face the club where he made his name, replacing Stead, and Kyle Bennett took over from De Vita.

Bennett was straight into it with a cross carrying just too much on it for Hanson to direct into the far corner. Then Reach had a shot beaten away by Day at the near post.

City thought they had wrapped it up 13 minutes from time when Bennett raced in to meet Reach’s cross – only for his header to strike the surprised keeper. A yard either side and it would have been game over.

That meant an occasionally nervy finale for the Bantams, even if the visitors took until stoppage time to muster a couple of shots on target despite their spirited response since the break.

City still had one last chance to double their advantage but Hanson was denied a comeback goal by Kgosi Ntlhe on the line.

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8:58am Sat 19 Apr 14

GenieBantam says...

Reach, Reach will tear you apart again!!!!!

Stunning goal and City effort. Glad we can put this season to bed and start to build for next season.

CTID
Reach, Reach will tear you apart again!!!!! Stunning goal and City effort. Glad we can put this season to bed and start to build for next season. CTID GenieBantam
  • Score: 3

9:47am Sat 19 Apr 14

lawsonio123 says...

Well Mr Parknson has not failed you. Now it will be interesting seeing how he rebuilds his team for next season
Well Mr Parknson has not failed you. Now it will be interesting seeing how he rebuilds his team for next season lawsonio123
  • Score: 3

10:42am Sat 19 Apr 14

bcfc mad85 says...

Grate goal good to see de vita back played really well gutted about reach have to go back to Boro at the end of the season would like to see him wear the shirt as a permanent signing can't see Boro letting him go for cheap that's if they let him at all
Grate goal good to see de vita back played really well gutted about reach have to go back to Boro at the end of the season would like to see him wear the shirt as a permanent signing can't see Boro letting him go for cheap that's if they let him at all bcfc mad85
  • Score: 3

11:10am Sat 19 Apr 14

silverbantam says...

After Reach goes back to Boro,
why not try Yeates in the position Reach was playing last night ?
After Reach goes back to Boro, why not try Yeates in the position Reach was playing last night ? silverbantam
  • Score: 0

12:15pm Sat 19 Apr 14

realcitygent says...

silverbantam wrote:
After Reach goes back to Boro,
why not try Yeates in the position Reach was playing last night ?
i think yeates would be good in that position ,he is prob citys most skillful player,people saying he hasnt done much when he has come on as sub usually for the last 5mins ,but anyone who has played the game will tell you it take at least 10mins to adjust to the pace of game,plus he must be really **** off not being able to hold down a place in a poor attacking team ,especially when he used to playing in higher div ,i think his face just doesnt fit with parky same happened with connell never gave a chance
[quote][p][bold]silverbantam[/bold] wrote: After Reach goes back to Boro, why not try Yeates in the position Reach was playing last night ?[/p][/quote]i think yeates would be good in that position ,he is prob citys most skillful player,people saying he hasnt done much when he has come on as sub usually for the last 5mins ,but anyone who has played the game will tell you it take at least 10mins to adjust to the pace of game,plus he must be really **** off not being able to hold down a place in a poor attacking team ,especially when he used to playing in higher div ,i think his face just doesnt fit with parky same happened with connell never gave a chance realcitygent
  • Score: -2

12:22pm Sat 19 Apr 14

gordon ramsay says...

I have been critical of some of the dross served up this season. However, last night we were excellent throughout. That's part of the frustration for me and we could have done so much more.

A variation in tactics for once. Playing football instead of "hoof to Hanson" can work and did.

I do worry about our goal threat in general play. Much prefer Stead to McLean.

If only we had invested the money wasted on McLean on Reach instead!!!!

Fingers crossed for a summer recruitment better than last summers. Well done last night but it can't paper over the cracks. Well played last night.
I have been critical of some of the dross served up this season. However, last night we were excellent throughout. That's part of the frustration for me and we could have done so much more. A variation in tactics for once. Playing football instead of "hoof to Hanson" can work and did. I do worry about our goal threat in general play. Much prefer Stead to McLean. If only we had invested the money wasted on McLean on Reach instead!!!! Fingers crossed for a summer recruitment better than last summers. Well done last night but it can't paper over the cracks. Well played last night. gordon ramsay
  • Score: 3

2:01pm Sat 19 Apr 14

Peter300 says...

realcitygent wrote:
silverbantam wrote:
After Reach goes back to Boro,
why not try Yeates in the position Reach was playing last night ?
i think yeates would be good in that position ,he is prob citys most skillful player,people saying he hasnt done much when he has come on as sub usually for the last 5mins ,but anyone who has played the game will tell you it take at least 10mins to adjust to the pace of game,plus he must be really **** off not being able to hold down a place in a poor attacking team ,especially when he used to playing in higher div ,i think his face just doesnt fit with parky same happened with connell never gave a chance
Or maybe Mark Yeates simply has not done enough to establish himself in the team? Remember, it was people on this message board who were having a go at Yeates and saying he wasn't worth a place in the team. And then when he's out people like you always latch onto whoever is not in the team. Yeates is clearly a talented player, but he has to work hard for the team when he's given the chance. The manager expects that. It is completely inaccurate to say that Yeates has not been given a chance. And nobody in their right mind would drop Hanson or Wells for Alan Connell. He was unfortunate. A decent player to have around, but he wanted first-team football.
[quote][p][bold]realcitygent[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]silverbantam[/bold] wrote: After Reach goes back to Boro, why not try Yeates in the position Reach was playing last night ?[/p][/quote]i think yeates would be good in that position ,he is prob citys most skillful player,people saying he hasnt done much when he has come on as sub usually for the last 5mins ,but anyone who has played the game will tell you it take at least 10mins to adjust to the pace of game,plus he must be really **** off not being able to hold down a place in a poor attacking team ,especially when he used to playing in higher div ,i think his face just doesnt fit with parky same happened with connell never gave a chance[/p][/quote]Or maybe Mark Yeates simply has not done enough to establish himself in the team? Remember, it was people on this message board who were having a go at Yeates and saying he wasn't worth a place in the team. And then when he's out people like you always latch onto whoever is not in the team. Yeates is clearly a talented player, but he has to work hard for the team when he's given the chance. The manager expects that. It is completely inaccurate to say that Yeates has not been given a chance. And nobody in their right mind would drop Hanson or Wells for Alan Connell. He was unfortunate. A decent player to have around, but he wanted first-team football. Peter300
  • Score: 1

2:28pm Sat 19 Apr 14

Peter300 says...

gordon ramsay wrote:
I have been critical of some of the dross served up this season. However, last night we were excellent throughout. That's part of the frustration for me and we could have done so much more.

A variation in tactics for once. Playing football instead of "hoof to Hanson" can work and did.

I do worry about our goal threat in general play. Much prefer Stead to McLean.

If only we had invested the money wasted on McLean on Reach instead!!!!

Fingers crossed for a summer recruitment better than last summers. Well done last night but it can't paper over the cracks. Well played last night.
Well, they are never going to appoint you as City manager, which I'm very thankful for. It's notable throughout that the very same people who moan about the alleged hoof football are the first to complain when the ball is passed and the team attempt to keep possession i.e. play football. Your posts throughout this season mark you down as a person who simply would not have the patience for the type of football you claim to want City to play. People like you seem to take no account of the opposition or how they might play. Some people live in a kind of Utopia where they imagine that teams in a very competitive league will simply roll-up and stand idlely by and admire City as they continually pass the ball forwards through their defence to score at will. For most of this season City have tried to play attacking football with two forwards and two wingers. It is utterly false to say they have been one dimensional, resorting to hoof ball in every game. Having said that, most right-thinking sensible fans will recognise that it is a good option to have when City have James Hanson leading the line. Great to be wise after the event. I don't believe Adam Reach was ever available for a permanent deal. No doubt you have looked back and know different. I think it's unfair to say money has been wasted on Aaron, but this kind of knee-jerk reaction finds favour with people like you. There are a lot of positives to take from this season for City, but one would never ask people like you to recognise them.
[quote][p][bold]gordon ramsay[/bold] wrote: I have been critical of some of the dross served up this season. However, last night we were excellent throughout. That's part of the frustration for me and we could have done so much more. A variation in tactics for once. Playing football instead of "hoof to Hanson" can work and did. I do worry about our goal threat in general play. Much prefer Stead to McLean. If only we had invested the money wasted on McLean on Reach instead!!!! Fingers crossed for a summer recruitment better than last summers. Well done last night but it can't paper over the cracks. Well played last night.[/p][/quote]Well, they are never going to appoint you as City manager, which I'm very thankful for. It's notable throughout that the very same people who moan about the alleged hoof football are the first to complain when the ball is passed and the team attempt to keep possession i.e. play football. Your posts throughout this season mark you down as a person who simply would not have the patience for the type of football you claim to want City to play. People like you seem to take no account of the opposition or how they might play. Some people live in a kind of Utopia where they imagine that teams in a very competitive league will simply roll-up and stand idlely by and admire City as they continually pass the ball forwards through their defence to score at will. For most of this season City have tried to play attacking football with two forwards and two wingers. It is utterly false to say they have been one dimensional, resorting to hoof ball in every game. Having said that, most right-thinking sensible fans will recognise that it is a good option to have when City have James Hanson leading the line. Great to be wise after the event. I don't believe Adam Reach was ever available for a permanent deal. No doubt you have looked back and know different. I think it's unfair to say money has been wasted on Aaron, but this kind of knee-jerk reaction finds favour with people like you. There are a lot of positives to take from this season for City, but one would never ask people like you to recognise them. Peter300
  • Score: 0

2:36pm Sat 19 Apr 14

Peter300 says...

gordon ramsay wrote:
I have been critical of some of the dross served up this season. However, last night we were excellent throughout. That's part of the frustration for me and we could have done so much more.

A variation in tactics for once. Playing football instead of "hoof to Hanson" can work and did.

I do worry about our goal threat in general play. Much prefer Stead to McLean.

If only we had invested the money wasted on McLean on Reach instead!!!!

Fingers crossed for a summer recruitment better than last summers. Well done last night but it can't paper over the cracks. Well played last night.
You critical? Just reminding people in case they might think otherwise? Where's Tyker 77455? I'm sure he wants to praise 35 year-old Adam Drury for last nights performance. And no doubt Cheshire Bantam will want to remind fans that City have a clown as manager.
[quote][p][bold]gordon ramsay[/bold] wrote: I have been critical of some of the dross served up this season. However, last night we were excellent throughout. That's part of the frustration for me and we could have done so much more. A variation in tactics for once. Playing football instead of "hoof to Hanson" can work and did. I do worry about our goal threat in general play. Much prefer Stead to McLean. If only we had invested the money wasted on McLean on Reach instead!!!! Fingers crossed for a summer recruitment better than last summers. Well done last night but it can't paper over the cracks. Well played last night.[/p][/quote]You critical? Just reminding people in case they might think otherwise? Where's Tyker 77455? I'm sure he wants to praise 35 year-old Adam Drury for last nights performance. And no doubt Cheshire Bantam will want to remind fans that City have a clown as manager. Peter300
  • Score: -4

4:01pm Sat 19 Apr 14

gordon ramsay says...

Peter300 wrote:
gordon ramsay wrote:
I have been critical of some of the dross served up this season. However, last night we were excellent throughout. That's part of the frustration for me and we could have done so much more.

A variation in tactics for once. Playing football instead of "hoof to Hanson" can work and did.

I do worry about our goal threat in general play. Much prefer Stead to McLean.

If only we had invested the money wasted on McLean on Reach instead!!!!

Fingers crossed for a summer recruitment better than last summers. Well done last night but it can't paper over the cracks. Well played last night.
Well, they are never going to appoint you as City manager, which I'm very thankful for. It's notable throughout that the very same people who moan about the alleged hoof football are the first to complain when the ball is passed and the team attempt to keep possession i.e. play football. Your posts throughout this season mark you down as a person who simply would not have the patience for the type of football you claim to want City to play. People like you seem to take no account of the opposition or how they might play. Some people live in a kind of Utopia where they imagine that teams in a very competitive league will simply roll-up and stand idlely by and admire City as they continually pass the ball forwards through their defence to score at will. For most of this season City have tried to play attacking football with two forwards and two wingers. It is utterly false to say they have been one dimensional, resorting to hoof ball in every game. Having said that, most right-thinking sensible fans will recognise that it is a good option to have when City have James Hanson leading the line. Great to be wise after the event. I don't believe Adam Reach was ever available for a permanent deal. No doubt you have looked back and know different. I think it's unfair to say money has been wasted on Aaron, but this kind of knee-jerk reaction finds favour with people like you. There are a lot of positives to take from this season for City, but one would never ask people like you to recognise them.
Peter you truly show yourself up as a fool by nonsensical tag ons to other peoples observations.

I believe it's absolutely right to criticise when required and also praise when required too. It means you are passionate and that you care. During the long dismal run you were blind to the flaws in our play. We were shocking for long periods. We played hoof to Hanson. Last night we did something different and it worked. Does that not frustrate you? Maybe you have very low standards in all aspects of your life?

If you were to annualise the season from 1 October we would be relegated. That is a fact. You will try find a bizarre way of telling me I am wrong. McLean has thus far failed to impress. Fact. If you were even to ask Parky if he would have signed him in hindsight I bet you he would look elsewhere. You again will cantankerously disagree. Our recruitment in 2013 was terrible , you will fail to see that despite the facts.

I will happily praise when deserved. Absolutely. But I am not a fool who chooses to convince themselves all is wonderful in times when it is not.
[quote][p][bold]Peter300[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]gordon ramsay[/bold] wrote: I have been critical of some of the dross served up this season. However, last night we were excellent throughout. That's part of the frustration for me and we could have done so much more. A variation in tactics for once. Playing football instead of "hoof to Hanson" can work and did. I do worry about our goal threat in general play. Much prefer Stead to McLean. If only we had invested the money wasted on McLean on Reach instead!!!! Fingers crossed for a summer recruitment better than last summers. Well done last night but it can't paper over the cracks. Well played last night.[/p][/quote]Well, they are never going to appoint you as City manager, which I'm very thankful for. It's notable throughout that the very same people who moan about the alleged hoof football are the first to complain when the ball is passed and the team attempt to keep possession i.e. play football. Your posts throughout this season mark you down as a person who simply would not have the patience for the type of football you claim to want City to play. People like you seem to take no account of the opposition or how they might play. Some people live in a kind of Utopia where they imagine that teams in a very competitive league will simply roll-up and stand idlely by and admire City as they continually pass the ball forwards through their defence to score at will. For most of this season City have tried to play attacking football with two forwards and two wingers. It is utterly false to say they have been one dimensional, resorting to hoof ball in every game. Having said that, most right-thinking sensible fans will recognise that it is a good option to have when City have James Hanson leading the line. Great to be wise after the event. I don't believe Adam Reach was ever available for a permanent deal. No doubt you have looked back and know different. I think it's unfair to say money has been wasted on Aaron, but this kind of knee-jerk reaction finds favour with people like you. There are a lot of positives to take from this season for City, but one would never ask people like you to recognise them.[/p][/quote]Peter you truly show yourself up as a fool by nonsensical tag ons to other peoples observations. I believe it's absolutely right to criticise when required and also praise when required too. It means you are passionate and that you care. During the long dismal run you were blind to the flaws in our play. We were shocking for long periods. We played hoof to Hanson. Last night we did something different and it worked. Does that not frustrate you? Maybe you have very low standards in all aspects of your life? If you were to annualise the season from 1 October we would be relegated. That is a fact. You will try find a bizarre way of telling me I am wrong. McLean has thus far failed to impress. Fact. If you were even to ask Parky if he would have signed him in hindsight I bet you he would look elsewhere. You again will cantankerously disagree. Our recruitment in 2013 was terrible , you will fail to see that despite the facts. I will happily praise when deserved. Absolutely. But I am not a fool who chooses to convince themselves all is wonderful in times when it is not. gordon ramsay
  • Score: 6

5:32pm Sat 19 Apr 14

realcitygent says...

Peter300 wrote:
realcitygent wrote:
silverbantam wrote:
After Reach goes back to Boro,
why not try Yeates in the position Reach was playing last night ?
i think yeates would be good in that position ,he is prob citys most skillful player,people saying he hasnt done much when he has come on as sub usually for the last 5mins ,but anyone who has played the game will tell you it take at least 10mins to adjust to the pace of game,plus he must be really **** off not being able to hold down a place in a poor attacking team ,especially when he used to playing in higher div ,i think his face just doesnt fit with parky same happened with connell never gave a chance
Or maybe Mark Yeates simply has not done enough to establish himself in the team? Remember, it was people on this message board who were having a go at Yeates and saying he wasn't worth a place in the team. And then when he's out people like you always latch onto whoever is not in the team. Yeates is clearly a talented player, but he has to work hard for the team when he's given the chance. The manager expects that. It is completely inaccurate to say that Yeates has not been given a chance. And nobody in their right mind would drop Hanson or Wells for Alan Connell. He was unfortunate. A decent player to have around, but he wanted first-team football.
have you ever been to city ,so seem to have somthing to say on peoples quotes ,did i say drop hanson /wells ,why couldnt he play behind them ,clowns like you have to much to say without ever watching the games , are you going to swindon or tranmere away i guess not ,
[quote][p][bold]Peter300[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]realcitygent[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]silverbantam[/bold] wrote: After Reach goes back to Boro, why not try Yeates in the position Reach was playing last night ?[/p][/quote]i think yeates would be good in that position ,he is prob citys most skillful player,people saying he hasnt done much when he has come on as sub usually for the last 5mins ,but anyone who has played the game will tell you it take at least 10mins to adjust to the pace of game,plus he must be really **** off not being able to hold down a place in a poor attacking team ,especially when he used to playing in higher div ,i think his face just doesnt fit with parky same happened with connell never gave a chance[/p][/quote]Or maybe Mark Yeates simply has not done enough to establish himself in the team? Remember, it was people on this message board who were having a go at Yeates and saying he wasn't worth a place in the team. And then when he's out people like you always latch onto whoever is not in the team. Yeates is clearly a talented player, but he has to work hard for the team when he's given the chance. The manager expects that. It is completely inaccurate to say that Yeates has not been given a chance. And nobody in their right mind would drop Hanson or Wells for Alan Connell. He was unfortunate. A decent player to have around, but he wanted first-team football.[/p][/quote]have you ever been to city ,so seem to have somthing to say on peoples quotes ,did i say drop hanson /wells ,why couldnt he play behind them ,clowns like you have to much to say without ever watching the games , are you going to swindon or tranmere away i guess not , realcitygent
  • Score: 1

6:23pm Sat 19 Apr 14

tyker2 says...

great result

would love to have reach and Stead at VP next season.

Not sure about Bennett but maybe so.

De Vita:a superb
great result would love to have reach and Stead at VP next season. Not sure about Bennett but maybe so. De Vita:a superb tyker2
  • Score: 1

8:04pm Sat 19 Apr 14

Bradford Lad BD9 says...

Well done reachy, when he was lining up that free kick i said to the bloke who sits next to me watch this go in the top corner, And surely he didn't disappoint, Well done to raffa and the rest of the team and not forgetting parky, Would love to sign reach on a perm.
Well done reachy, when he was lining up that free kick i said to the bloke who sits next to me watch this go in the top corner, And surely he didn't disappoint, Well done to raffa and the rest of the team and not forgetting parky, Would love to sign reach on a perm. Bradford Lad BD9
  • Score: 2

9:57pm Sun 20 Apr 14

Victor Clayton says...

gordon ramsay wrote:
I have been critical of some of the dross served up this season. However, last night we were excellent throughout. That's part of the frustration for me and we could have done so much more.

A variation in tactics for once. Playing football instead of "hoof to Hanson" can work and did.

I do worry about our goal threat in general play. Much prefer Stead to McLean.

If only we had invested the money wasted on McLean on Reach instead!!!!

Fingers crossed for a summer recruitment better than last summers. Well done last night but it can't paper over the cracks. Well played last night.
I thought Hanson looked like a fish out of water in the first half.
[quote][p][bold]gordon ramsay[/bold] wrote: I have been critical of some of the dross served up this season. However, last night we were excellent throughout. That's part of the frustration for me and we could have done so much more. A variation in tactics for once. Playing football instead of "hoof to Hanson" can work and did. I do worry about our goal threat in general play. Much prefer Stead to McLean. If only we had invested the money wasted on McLean on Reach instead!!!! Fingers crossed for a summer recruitment better than last summers. Well done last night but it can't paper over the cracks. Well played last night.[/p][/quote]I thought Hanson looked like a fish out of water in the first half. Victor Clayton
  • Score: 1

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