James Hanson’s nagging injury a real pain for Bantams boss Phil Parkinson

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Phil Parkinson is bent on getting to the root of James Hanson's injury problems Phil Parkinson is bent on getting to the root of James Hanson's injury problems

Phil Parkinson is determined to avoid any more late dramas with James Hanson’s fitness.

The City chief intends to “get him right” for next season – and stop the number of late pull-outs that have hit selection plans recently.

Hanson dropped out of last week’s win over Crawley on the morning of the game complaining that the inflammation in his groin and lower back had flared up once again.

Aaron Mclean was thrown in and scored the first goal – but for Parkinson, it was the latest example of an on-going issue with his targetman’s availability.

The City boss has grown fed up with losing Hanson at the 11th hour after involving him in all the pre-match preparations. And he wants the issue resolved so there are no more repeats next term.

Parkinson said: “It’s not being detrimental to James but we have to look at how we are going to improve going forward to next year.

“We need to get James Hanson right. So if he’s fit, he’s fit; if he’s not, he’s not.

“We can’t have any of this ‘in one minute, out the next’ and doubting if he’s going to be okay or not.

“We thought we had got to the bottom of it but maybe not.”

Hanson has featured only once in City’s last seven games and Parkinson will closely monitor him ahead of the season-ending trip to Tranmere on Saturday.

He added: “I can go back over the games this season where it’s happened. It’s been four or five times and we’ve got to resolve that.

“Brentford and Peterborough away are two where we’d worked on different systems and different ways of playing and had to change it all on the morning of the game.

“We had to do it again against Crawley and fortunately we won and Aaron scored a goal.

“But we know we’ve got to improve the squad and we’ve got to get more out of some of the players we’ve got here, James being one of them.”

A City win at Prenton Park will relegate Tranmere, who go into the final day in the bottom four.

Parkinson believes the travelling fans should be comfortable in the knowledge that their own team are not facing a similar predicament in the first season back in League One.

“Tranmere are going to be absolutely fighting for their lives but we can go there to put on a professional display for our supporters.

“Hopefully we’ll have a lot come over and watch the game – and feel great that we’re not in that position.

“We’re not going into the last game under pressure. We’re in a good mid-table position and we want to go out in style.”

Meanwhile, Andy Gray last night left the club after it was agreed to end his contract early.

The veteran striker, whose deal was up at the end of June, has hardly featured since returning to Valley Parade 16 months ago. He scored just once in that time, against Peterborough in December.

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7:46am Thu 1 May 14

Gary David says...

At last Gray is of the books. What a terrible signing that one was.Plagued by injuries and never got going.
At last Gray is of the books. What a terrible signing that one was.Plagued by injuries and never got going. Gary David
  • Score: 5

7:48am Thu 1 May 14

Lancashire Bantam says...

Glad to see Andy Grey go and I wish him luck, some things just don't work out in life but we have to bite the bullet and move on.
Glad to see Andy Grey go and I wish him luck, some things just don't work out in life but we have to bite the bullet and move on. Lancashire Bantam
  • Score: 6

8:09am Thu 1 May 14

Size3_ says...

Good luck to Andy Gray but it just never worked out and wouldn't have been wise to continue the relationship.
Good luck to Andy Gray but it just never worked out and wouldn't have been wise to continue the relationship. Size3_
  • Score: 10

10:31am Thu 1 May 14

Peter300 says...

Gary David wrote:
At last Gray is of the books. What a terrible signing that one was.Plagued by injuries and never got going.
Andy has been very unlucky with injuries. When he was signed it was a sensible signing by a sensible manager. He was signed as cover for James Hanson a role he could fulfill. He would have played more games towards the end of the season but for his illness. With both James and Andy out, cover had to be signed and that complicated matters in recent weeks due to the number of loans at the club. And the word sensible could never be used about some of the rabid Gray critics and some of the stupid Parkinson critics either.
[quote][p][bold]Gary David[/bold] wrote: At last Gray is of the books. What a terrible signing that one was.Plagued by injuries and never got going.[/p][/quote]Andy has been very unlucky with injuries. When he was signed it was a sensible signing by a sensible manager. He was signed as cover for James Hanson a role he could fulfill. He would have played more games towards the end of the season but for his illness. With both James and Andy out, cover had to be signed and that complicated matters in recent weeks due to the number of loans at the club. And the word sensible could never be used about some of the rabid Gray critics and some of the stupid Parkinson critics either. Peter300
  • Score: 9

10:39am Thu 1 May 14

Peter300 says...

Size3_ wrote:
Good luck to Andy Gray but it just never worked out and wouldn't have been wise to continue the relationship.
And of course, Andy has not been the only player unlucky with illness and injury either. He was signed as cover for James Hanson. In the same way as Jon Stead has had to be brought in. He was needed immediately, but who is going to sit on the bench as cover for James Hanson next season? A fit James Hanson is not going to be dropped. Only the 'Hanson Bashers' would want that and they have had to keep quiet for the past season or so.
[quote][p][bold]Size3_[/bold] wrote: Good luck to Andy Gray but it just never worked out and wouldn't have been wise to continue the relationship.[/p][/quote]And of course, Andy has not been the only player unlucky with illness and injury either. He was signed as cover for James Hanson. In the same way as Jon Stead has had to be brought in. He was needed immediately, but who is going to sit on the bench as cover for James Hanson next season? A fit James Hanson is not going to be dropped. Only the 'Hanson Bashers' would want that and they have had to keep quiet for the past season or so. Peter300
  • Score: 9

11:47am Thu 1 May 14

KnightMcCall says...

Gary David wrote:
At last Gray is of the books. What a terrible signing that one was.Plagued by injuries and never got going.
To judge a signing you have consider it when it was made, not after the event. Hindsight says it hasnt worked for us but when he signed it looked like a good idea to bring in someone to challenge Hanson.

Good luck to him in the next phase of his career and life and thanks for trying.
[quote][p][bold]Gary David[/bold] wrote: At last Gray is of the books. What a terrible signing that one was.Plagued by injuries and never got going.[/p][/quote]To judge a signing you have consider it when it was made, not after the event. Hindsight says it hasnt worked for us but when he signed it looked like a good idea to bring in someone to challenge Hanson. Good luck to him in the next phase of his career and life and thanks for trying. KnightMcCall
  • Score: 5

12:21pm Thu 1 May 14

Pablo says...

KnightMcCall wrote:
Gary David wrote:
At last Gray is of the books. What a terrible signing that one was.Plagued by injuries and never got going.
To judge a signing you have consider it when it was made, not after the event. Hindsight says it hasnt worked for us but when he signed it looked like a good idea to bring in someone to challenge Hanson.

Good luck to him in the next phase of his career and life and thanks for trying.
The only way to pass sensible judgement on whether a signing is a success or a failure, is based on the evidence.

In Andy's case, for a number of reasons, the evidence shows it to have been a failure, probably a very expensive one.
[quote][p][bold]KnightMcCall[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gary David[/bold] wrote: At last Gray is of the books. What a terrible signing that one was.Plagued by injuries and never got going.[/p][/quote]To judge a signing you have consider it when it was made, not after the event. Hindsight says it hasnt worked for us but when he signed it looked like a good idea to bring in someone to challenge Hanson. Good luck to him in the next phase of his career and life and thanks for trying.[/p][/quote]The only way to pass sensible judgement on whether a signing is a success or a failure, is based on the evidence. In Andy's case, for a number of reasons, the evidence shows it to have been a failure, probably a very expensive one. Pablo
  • Score: 4

12:33pm Thu 1 May 14

whisky1 says...

Pablo wrote:
KnightMcCall wrote:
Gary David wrote:
At last Gray is of the books. What a terrible signing that one was.Plagued by injuries and never got going.
To judge a signing you have consider it when it was made, not after the event. Hindsight says it hasnt worked for us but when he signed it looked like a good idea to bring in someone to challenge Hanson.

Good luck to him in the next phase of his career and life and thanks for trying.
The only way to pass sensible judgement on whether a signing is a success or a failure, is based on the evidence.

In Andy's case, for a number of reasons, the evidence shows it to have been a failure, probably a very expensive one.
Read Dave Baldwins interviews on Width of a post for some insight. We can all be wise after the event
[quote][p][bold]Pablo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]KnightMcCall[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gary David[/bold] wrote: At last Gray is of the books. What a terrible signing that one was.Plagued by injuries and never got going.[/p][/quote]To judge a signing you have consider it when it was made, not after the event. Hindsight says it hasnt worked for us but when he signed it looked like a good idea to bring in someone to challenge Hanson. Good luck to him in the next phase of his career and life and thanks for trying.[/p][/quote]The only way to pass sensible judgement on whether a signing is a success or a failure, is based on the evidence. In Andy's case, for a number of reasons, the evidence shows it to have been a failure, probably a very expensive one.[/p][/quote]Read Dave Baldwins interviews on Width of a post for some insight. We can all be wise after the event whisky1
  • Score: -1

1:00pm Thu 1 May 14

wakefieldbantam says...

Pablo wrote:
KnightMcCall wrote:
Gary David wrote:
At last Gray is of the books. What a terrible signing that one was.Plagued by injuries and never got going.
To judge a signing you have consider it when it was made, not after the event. Hindsight says it hasnt worked for us but when he signed it looked like a good idea to bring in someone to challenge Hanson.

Good luck to him in the next phase of his career and life and thanks for trying.
The only way to pass sensible judgement on whether a signing is a success or a failure, is based on the evidence.

In Andy's case, for a number of reasons, the evidence shows it to have been a failure, probably a very expensive one.
Pablo I agree but Peter and his mate Whisky won't have any criticism on the site constructive or not.
Andy Gray has been a very expensive mistake as have a few of the other signings made since the end of last season. I'm hoping Mclean isn't another and this summer we revert back to the signings made in summer 2012. I know every signing cannot be a success but PP has to sign some players that are better than the ones we already have and get into the starting 11 this hasn't happened for quite a while and I know a lot of supporters who agree with that.
[quote][p][bold]Pablo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]KnightMcCall[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gary David[/bold] wrote: At last Gray is of the books. What a terrible signing that one was.Plagued by injuries and never got going.[/p][/quote]To judge a signing you have consider it when it was made, not after the event. Hindsight says it hasnt worked for us but when he signed it looked like a good idea to bring in someone to challenge Hanson. Good luck to him in the next phase of his career and life and thanks for trying.[/p][/quote]The only way to pass sensible judgement on whether a signing is a success or a failure, is based on the evidence. In Andy's case, for a number of reasons, the evidence shows it to have been a failure, probably a very expensive one.[/p][/quote]Pablo I agree but Peter and his mate Whisky won't have any criticism on the site constructive or not. Andy Gray has been a very expensive mistake as have a few of the other signings made since the end of last season. I'm hoping Mclean isn't another and this summer we revert back to the signings made in summer 2012. I know every signing cannot be a success but PP has to sign some players that are better than the ones we already have and get into the starting 11 this hasn't happened for quite a while and I know a lot of supporters who agree with that. wakefieldbantam
  • Score: 3

1:27pm Thu 1 May 14

whisky1 says...

wakefieldbantam wrote:
Pablo wrote:
KnightMcCall wrote:
Gary David wrote:
At last Gray is of the books. What a terrible signing that one was.Plagued by injuries and never got going.
To judge a signing you have consider it when it was made, not after the event. Hindsight says it hasnt worked for us but when he signed it looked like a good idea to bring in someone to challenge Hanson.

Good luck to him in the next phase of his career and life and thanks for trying.
The only way to pass sensible judgement on whether a signing is a success or a failure, is based on the evidence.

In Andy's case, for a number of reasons, the evidence shows it to have been a failure, probably a very expensive one.
Pablo I agree but Peter and his mate Whisky won't have any criticism on the site constructive or not.
Andy Gray has been a very expensive mistake as have a few of the other signings made since the end of last season. I'm hoping Mclean isn't another and this summer we revert back to the signings made in summer 2012. I know every signing cannot be a success but PP has to sign some players that are better than the ones we already have and get into the starting 11 this hasn't happened for quite a while and I know a lot of supporters who agree with that.
The club is sensibly run on and off the Park..many supporters were very quick to press the panic button when things were not going our way. Buy into the project as DB says and ENJOY the journey. Support where you can and think before you criticise. They wont get everything right but they are all in it for the right reasons and for the good of the YOUR Club.
[quote][p][bold]wakefieldbantam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pablo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]KnightMcCall[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gary David[/bold] wrote: At last Gray is of the books. What a terrible signing that one was.Plagued by injuries and never got going.[/p][/quote]To judge a signing you have consider it when it was made, not after the event. Hindsight says it hasnt worked for us but when he signed it looked like a good idea to bring in someone to challenge Hanson. Good luck to him in the next phase of his career and life and thanks for trying.[/p][/quote]The only way to pass sensible judgement on whether a signing is a success or a failure, is based on the evidence. In Andy's case, for a number of reasons, the evidence shows it to have been a failure, probably a very expensive one.[/p][/quote]Pablo I agree but Peter and his mate Whisky won't have any criticism on the site constructive or not. Andy Gray has been a very expensive mistake as have a few of the other signings made since the end of last season. I'm hoping Mclean isn't another and this summer we revert back to the signings made in summer 2012. I know every signing cannot be a success but PP has to sign some players that are better than the ones we already have and get into the starting 11 this hasn't happened for quite a while and I know a lot of supporters who agree with that.[/p][/quote]The club is sensibly run on and off the Park..many supporters were very quick to press the panic button when things were not going our way. Buy into the project as DB says and ENJOY the journey. Support where you can and think before you criticise. They wont get everything right but they are all in it for the right reasons and for the good of the YOUR Club. whisky1
  • Score: 6

2:15pm Thu 1 May 14

Bantams4ever says...

There have been a lot of post's on here on the pro's and con's of signing Andy Gray.
When Andy was at this club first time around he was a fantastic center forward and he scored some spectacular goals, and went on to a few clubs all higher than us in the league.
The Beeston boys brought him back to Yorkshire, they obviously thought that there was something still left in Andy's locker as we did when we signed him.
However, and this may only be a coincidence, but since Andy came to VP, James Hanson's game has improved 200%, he can hold the ball, pass the ball with both feet, and score with either foot, he couldn't do that pre Andy Gray days, so lets give the lad some credit for maybe helping James become the player he is today and not that raw, unrefined, center forward of old
There have been a lot of post's on here on the pro's and con's of signing Andy Gray. When Andy was at this club first time around he was a fantastic center forward and he scored some spectacular goals, and went on to a few clubs all higher than us in the league. The Beeston boys brought him back to Yorkshire, they obviously thought that there was something still left in Andy's locker as we did when we signed him. However, and this may only be a coincidence, but since Andy came to VP, James Hanson's game has improved 200%, he can hold the ball, pass the ball with both feet, and score with either foot, he couldn't do that pre Andy Gray days, so lets give the lad some credit for maybe helping James become the player he is today and not that raw, unrefined, center forward of old Bantams4ever
  • Score: 3

2:38pm Thu 1 May 14

Pablo says...

whisky1 wrote:
Pablo wrote:
KnightMcCall wrote:
Gary David wrote:
At last Gray is of the books. What a terrible signing that one was.Plagued by injuries and never got going.
To judge a signing you have consider it when it was made, not after the event. Hindsight says it hasnt worked for us but when he signed it looked like a good idea to bring in someone to challenge Hanson.

Good luck to him in the next phase of his career and life and thanks for trying.
The only way to pass sensible judgement on whether a signing is a success or a failure, is based on the evidence.

In Andy's case, for a number of reasons, the evidence shows it to have been a failure, probably a very expensive one.
Read Dave Baldwins interviews on Width of a post for some insight. We can all be wise after the event
Stop bumbling. Andy Gray turned out to be an expensive mistake. FACT.
[quote][p][bold]whisky1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pablo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]KnightMcCall[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gary David[/bold] wrote: At last Gray is of the books. What a terrible signing that one was.Plagued by injuries and never got going.[/p][/quote]To judge a signing you have consider it when it was made, not after the event. Hindsight says it hasnt worked for us but when he signed it looked like a good idea to bring in someone to challenge Hanson. Good luck to him in the next phase of his career and life and thanks for trying.[/p][/quote]The only way to pass sensible judgement on whether a signing is a success or a failure, is based on the evidence. In Andy's case, for a number of reasons, the evidence shows it to have been a failure, probably a very expensive one.[/p][/quote]Read Dave Baldwins interviews on Width of a post for some insight. We can all be wise after the event[/p][/quote]Stop bumbling. Andy Gray turned out to be an expensive mistake. FACT. Pablo
  • Score: 1

3:51pm Thu 1 May 14

whisky1 says...

Pablo wrote:
whisky1 wrote:
Pablo wrote:
KnightMcCall wrote:
Gary David wrote:
At last Gray is of the books. What a terrible signing that one was.Plagued by injuries and never got going.
To judge a signing you have consider it when it was made, not after the event. Hindsight says it hasnt worked for us but when he signed it looked like a good idea to bring in someone to challenge Hanson.

Good luck to him in the next phase of his career and life and thanks for trying.
The only way to pass sensible judgement on whether a signing is a success or a failure, is based on the evidence.

In Andy's case, for a number of reasons, the evidence shows it to have been a failure, probably a very expensive one.
Read Dave Baldwins interviews on Width of a post for some insight. We can all be wise after the event
Stop bumbling. Andy Gray turned out to be an expensive mistake. FACT.
Keep the negativity coming mate...you must really enjoy supporting your club. You must also be spectacularly successful in your working life to be able to deride honest hardworking professionals who actually have done a half decent job. Try some Prozac it might cheer you up
[quote][p][bold]Pablo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]whisky1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pablo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]KnightMcCall[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gary David[/bold] wrote: At last Gray is of the books. What a terrible signing that one was.Plagued by injuries and never got going.[/p][/quote]To judge a signing you have consider it when it was made, not after the event. Hindsight says it hasnt worked for us but when he signed it looked like a good idea to bring in someone to challenge Hanson. Good luck to him in the next phase of his career and life and thanks for trying.[/p][/quote]The only way to pass sensible judgement on whether a signing is a success or a failure, is based on the evidence. In Andy's case, for a number of reasons, the evidence shows it to have been a failure, probably a very expensive one.[/p][/quote]Read Dave Baldwins interviews on Width of a post for some insight. We can all be wise after the event[/p][/quote]Stop bumbling. Andy Gray turned out to be an expensive mistake. FACT.[/p][/quote]Keep the negativity coming mate...you must really enjoy supporting your club. You must also be spectacularly successful in your working life to be able to deride honest hardworking professionals who actually have done a half decent job. Try some Prozac it might cheer you up whisky1
  • Score: -5

5:06pm Thu 1 May 14

jamiejoe says...

whisky1 wrote:
Pablo wrote:
whisky1 wrote:
Pablo wrote:
KnightMcCall wrote:
Gary David wrote:
At last Gray is of the books. What a terrible signing that one was.Plagued by injuries and never got going.
To judge a signing you have consider it when it was made, not after the event. Hindsight says it hasnt worked for us but when he signed it looked like a good idea to bring in someone to challenge Hanson.

Good luck to him in the next phase of his career and life and thanks for trying.
The only way to pass sensible judgement on whether a signing is a success or a failure, is based on the evidence.

In Andy's case, for a number of reasons, the evidence shows it to have been a failure, probably a very expensive one.
Read Dave Baldwins interviews on Width of a post for some insight. We can all be wise after the event
Stop bumbling. Andy Gray turned out to be an expensive mistake. FACT.
Keep the negativity coming mate...you must really enjoy supporting your club. You must also be spectacularly successful in your working life to be able to deride honest hardworking professionals who actually have done a half decent job. Try some Prozac it might cheer you up
Yet again you are the one being critical and negative about other City supporters - casting aspersions on 'their life' like you are some all-seeing / knowing superior person.

Have a nice summer break and come back a bit more relaxed 'eh?

Good luck selling the health insurance!
[quote][p][bold]whisky1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pablo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]whisky1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pablo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]KnightMcCall[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gary David[/bold] wrote: At last Gray is of the books. What a terrible signing that one was.Plagued by injuries and never got going.[/p][/quote]To judge a signing you have consider it when it was made, not after the event. Hindsight says it hasnt worked for us but when he signed it looked like a good idea to bring in someone to challenge Hanson. Good luck to him in the next phase of his career and life and thanks for trying.[/p][/quote]The only way to pass sensible judgement on whether a signing is a success or a failure, is based on the evidence. In Andy's case, for a number of reasons, the evidence shows it to have been a failure, probably a very expensive one.[/p][/quote]Read Dave Baldwins interviews on Width of a post for some insight. We can all be wise after the event[/p][/quote]Stop bumbling. Andy Gray turned out to be an expensive mistake. FACT.[/p][/quote]Keep the negativity coming mate...you must really enjoy supporting your club. You must also be spectacularly successful in your working life to be able to deride honest hardworking professionals who actually have done a half decent job. Try some Prozac it might cheer you up[/p][/quote]Yet again you are the one being critical and negative about other City supporters - casting aspersions on 'their life' like you are some all-seeing / knowing superior person. Have a nice summer break and come back a bit more relaxed 'eh? Good luck selling the health insurance! jamiejoe
  • Score: 4

5:29pm Thu 1 May 14

wakefieldbantam says...

whisky1 wrote:
wakefieldbantam wrote:
Pablo wrote:
KnightMcCall wrote:
Gary David wrote:
At last Gray is of the books. What a terrible signing that one was.Plagued by injuries and never got going.
To judge a signing you have consider it when it was made, not after the event. Hindsight says it hasnt worked for us but when he signed it looked like a good idea to bring in someone to challenge Hanson.

Good luck to him in the next phase of his career and life and thanks for trying.
The only way to pass sensible judgement on whether a signing is a success or a failure, is based on the evidence.

In Andy's case, for a number of reasons, the evidence shows it to have been a failure, probably a very expensive one.
Pablo I agree but Peter and his mate Whisky won't have any criticism on the site constructive or not.
Andy Gray has been a very expensive mistake as have a few of the other signings made since the end of last season. I'm hoping Mclean isn't another and this summer we revert back to the signings made in summer 2012. I know every signing cannot be a success but PP has to sign some players that are better than the ones we already have and get into the starting 11 this hasn't happened for quite a while and I know a lot of supporters who agree with that.
The club is sensibly run on and off the Park..many supporters were very quick to press the panic button when things were not going our way. Buy into the project as DB says and ENJOY the journey. Support where you can and think before you criticise. They wont get everything right but they are all in it for the right reasons and for the good of the YOUR Club.
I do support the club and have done so since 1971, I will be at Tranmere and I'll be buying 2 season tickets next week so don't really think my support needs questioning. I did balance my comment by saying not every signing can be a success. What is your problem that you cannot stand to hear any slight criticism without having to react you need to chill.
[quote][p][bold]whisky1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wakefieldbantam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pablo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]KnightMcCall[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gary David[/bold] wrote: At last Gray is of the books. What a terrible signing that one was.Plagued by injuries and never got going.[/p][/quote]To judge a signing you have consider it when it was made, not after the event. Hindsight says it hasnt worked for us but when he signed it looked like a good idea to bring in someone to challenge Hanson. Good luck to him in the next phase of his career and life and thanks for trying.[/p][/quote]The only way to pass sensible judgement on whether a signing is a success or a failure, is based on the evidence. In Andy's case, for a number of reasons, the evidence shows it to have been a failure, probably a very expensive one.[/p][/quote]Pablo I agree but Peter and his mate Whisky won't have any criticism on the site constructive or not. Andy Gray has been a very expensive mistake as have a few of the other signings made since the end of last season. I'm hoping Mclean isn't another and this summer we revert back to the signings made in summer 2012. I know every signing cannot be a success but PP has to sign some players that are better than the ones we already have and get into the starting 11 this hasn't happened for quite a while and I know a lot of supporters who agree with that.[/p][/quote]The club is sensibly run on and off the Park..many supporters were very quick to press the panic button when things were not going our way. Buy into the project as DB says and ENJOY the journey. Support where you can and think before you criticise. They wont get everything right but they are all in it for the right reasons and for the good of the YOUR Club.[/p][/quote]I do support the club and have done so since 1971, I will be at Tranmere and I'll be buying 2 season tickets next week so don't really think my support needs questioning. I did balance my comment by saying not every signing can be a success. What is your problem that you cannot stand to hear any slight criticism without having to react you need to chill. wakefieldbantam
  • Score: 2

5:31pm Thu 1 May 14

Pablo says...

whisky1 wrote:
Pablo wrote:
whisky1 wrote:
Pablo wrote:
KnightMcCall wrote:
Gary David wrote:
At last Gray is of the books. What a terrible signing that one was.Plagued by injuries and never got going.
To judge a signing you have consider it when it was made, not after the event. Hindsight says it hasnt worked for us but when he signed it looked like a good idea to bring in someone to challenge Hanson.

Good luck to him in the next phase of his career and life and thanks for trying.
The only way to pass sensible judgement on whether a signing is a success or a failure, is based on the evidence.

In Andy's case, for a number of reasons, the evidence shows it to have been a failure, probably a very expensive one.
Read Dave Baldwins interviews on Width of a post for some insight. We can all be wise after the event
Stop bumbling. Andy Gray turned out to be an expensive mistake. FACT.
Keep the negativity coming mate...you must really enjoy supporting your club. You must also be spectacularly successful in your working life to be able to deride honest hardworking professionals who actually have done a half decent job. Try some Prozac it might cheer you up
The hole you're digging for yourself, just gets bigger!

When you've lost the argument, it's best to find a quiet corner to lick your wounds.
[quote][p][bold]whisky1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pablo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]whisky1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pablo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]KnightMcCall[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gary David[/bold] wrote: At last Gray is of the books. What a terrible signing that one was.Plagued by injuries and never got going.[/p][/quote]To judge a signing you have consider it when it was made, not after the event. Hindsight says it hasnt worked for us but when he signed it looked like a good idea to bring in someone to challenge Hanson. Good luck to him in the next phase of his career and life and thanks for trying.[/p][/quote]The only way to pass sensible judgement on whether a signing is a success or a failure, is based on the evidence. In Andy's case, for a number of reasons, the evidence shows it to have been a failure, probably a very expensive one.[/p][/quote]Read Dave Baldwins interviews on Width of a post for some insight. We can all be wise after the event[/p][/quote]Stop bumbling. Andy Gray turned out to be an expensive mistake. FACT.[/p][/quote]Keep the negativity coming mate...you must really enjoy supporting your club. You must also be spectacularly successful in your working life to be able to deride honest hardworking professionals who actually have done a half decent job. Try some Prozac it might cheer you up[/p][/quote]The hole you're digging for yourself, just gets bigger! When you've lost the argument, it's best to find a quiet corner to lick your wounds. Pablo
  • Score: 1

5:51pm Thu 1 May 14

Bantambhoy says...

This article is about James Hanson's "injury" Personally I don't think we'll see him again (in a City shirt) It's all very familiar with events earlier in the season.
This article is about James Hanson's "injury" Personally I don't think we'll see him again (in a City shirt) It's all very familiar with events earlier in the season. Bantambhoy
  • Score: -3

7:38pm Thu 1 May 14

bcfc1903 says...

KnightMcCall wrote:
Gary David wrote:
At last Gray is of the books. What a terrible signing that one was.Plagued by injuries and never got going.
To judge a signing you have consider it when it was made, not after the event. Hindsight says it hasnt worked for us but when he signed it looked like a good idea to bring in someone to challenge Hanson.

Good luck to him in the next phase of his career and life and thanks for trying.
Yeah, I thought Gray was a good signing at the time, shame it didn't work out, remember Andy fondly from his first time at Valley Parade, a very good Championship player, thanks for the memories Andy and good luck for the future!!
[quote][p][bold]KnightMcCall[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gary David[/bold] wrote: At last Gray is of the books. What a terrible signing that one was.Plagued by injuries and never got going.[/p][/quote]To judge a signing you have consider it when it was made, not after the event. Hindsight says it hasnt worked for us but when he signed it looked like a good idea to bring in someone to challenge Hanson. Good luck to him in the next phase of his career and life and thanks for trying.[/p][/quote]Yeah, I thought Gray was a good signing at the time, shame it didn't work out, remember Andy fondly from his first time at Valley Parade, a very good Championship player, thanks for the memories Andy and good luck for the future!! bcfc1903
  • Score: 0

8:05pm Thu 1 May 14

Bernerd says...

whisky1 wrote:
wakefieldbantam wrote:
Pablo wrote:
KnightMcCall wrote:
Gary David wrote:
At last Gray is of the books. What a terrible signing that one was.Plagued by injuries and never got going.
To judge a signing you have consider it when it was made, not after the event. Hindsight says it hasnt worked for us but when he signed it looked like a good idea to bring in someone to challenge Hanson.

Good luck to him in the next phase of his career and life and thanks for trying.
The only way to pass sensible judgement on whether a signing is a success or a failure, is based on the evidence.

In Andy's case, for a number of reasons, the evidence shows it to have been a failure, probably a very expensive one.
Pablo I agree but Peter and his mate Whisky won't have any criticism on the site constructive or not.
Andy Gray has been a very expensive mistake as have a few of the other signings made since the end of last season. I'm hoping Mclean isn't another and this summer we revert back to the signings made in summer 2012. I know every signing cannot be a success but PP has to sign some players that are better than the ones we already have and get into the starting 11 this hasn't happened for quite a while and I know a lot of supporters who agree with that.
The club is sensibly run on and off the Park..many supporters were very quick to press the panic button when things were not going our way. Buy into the project as DB says and ENJOY the journey. Support where you can and think before you criticise. They wont get everything right but they are all in it for the right reasons and for the good of the YOUR Club.
I have read this blog for years but I have to congratulate you on your post, If we all pull together and don't expect TOO MUCH too quick then the world is our oyster, We have Chairmen who are fans and the best fans around. Lets just enjoy the god management of our team and OUR club. The Prem days were great and I wouldn't swap these days for anything, but I watched us apply for r election a few time in the old days too, WE Are a great club. ENJOY!
[quote][p][bold]whisky1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wakefieldbantam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pablo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]KnightMcCall[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gary David[/bold] wrote: At last Gray is of the books. What a terrible signing that one was.Plagued by injuries and never got going.[/p][/quote]To judge a signing you have consider it when it was made, not after the event. Hindsight says it hasnt worked for us but when he signed it looked like a good idea to bring in someone to challenge Hanson. Good luck to him in the next phase of his career and life and thanks for trying.[/p][/quote]The only way to pass sensible judgement on whether a signing is a success or a failure, is based on the evidence. In Andy's case, for a number of reasons, the evidence shows it to have been a failure, probably a very expensive one.[/p][/quote]Pablo I agree but Peter and his mate Whisky won't have any criticism on the site constructive or not. Andy Gray has been a very expensive mistake as have a few of the other signings made since the end of last season. I'm hoping Mclean isn't another and this summer we revert back to the signings made in summer 2012. I know every signing cannot be a success but PP has to sign some players that are better than the ones we already have and get into the starting 11 this hasn't happened for quite a while and I know a lot of supporters who agree with that.[/p][/quote]The club is sensibly run on and off the Park..many supporters were very quick to press the panic button when things were not going our way. Buy into the project as DB says and ENJOY the journey. Support where you can and think before you criticise. They wont get everything right but they are all in it for the right reasons and for the good of the YOUR Club.[/p][/quote]I have read this blog for years but I have to congratulate you on your post, If we all pull together and don't expect TOO MUCH too quick then the world is our oyster, We have Chairmen who are fans and the best fans around. Lets just enjoy the god management of our team and OUR club. The Prem days were great and I wouldn't swap these days for anything, but I watched us apply for r election a few time in the old days too, WE Are a great club. ENJOY! Bernerd
  • Score: 0

8:37pm Thu 1 May 14

torreyman says...

Andy Gray gone and a huge stone taken off BCFC neck !!!
Andy Gray gone and a huge stone taken off BCFC neck !!! torreyman
  • Score: 3

9:30pm Thu 1 May 14

silverbantam says...

Bantambhoy wrote:
This article is about James Hanson's "injury" Personally I don't think we'll see him again (in a City shirt) It's all very familiar with events earlier in the season.
I wonder if he has the same agent as Judas Wells ?

Don't risk getting injured before signing for Huddersfield.

Surely lightening can't strike twice ?
[quote][p][bold]Bantambhoy[/bold] wrote: This article is about James Hanson's "injury" Personally I don't think we'll see him again (in a City shirt) It's all very familiar with events earlier in the season.[/p][/quote]I wonder if he has the same agent as Judas Wells ? Don't risk getting injured before signing for Huddersfield. Surely lightening can't strike twice ? silverbantam
  • Score: 0

7:06am Fri 2 May 14

KnightMcCall says...

jamiejoe wrote:
whisky1 wrote:
Pablo wrote:
whisky1 wrote:
Pablo wrote:
KnightMcCall wrote:
Gary David wrote:
At last Gray is of the books. What a terrible signing that one was.Plagued by injuries and never got going.
To judge a signing you have consider it when it was made, not after the event. Hindsight says it hasnt worked for us but when he signed it looked like a good idea to bring in someone to challenge Hanson.

Good luck to him in the next phase of his career and life and thanks for trying.
The only way to pass sensible judgement on whether a signing is a success or a failure, is based on the evidence.

In Andy's case, for a number of reasons, the evidence shows it to have been a failure, probably a very expensive one.
Read Dave Baldwins interviews on Width of a post for some insight. We can all be wise after the event
Stop bumbling. Andy Gray turned out to be an expensive mistake. FACT.
Keep the negativity coming mate...you must really enjoy supporting your club. You must also be spectacularly successful in your working life to be able to deride honest hardworking professionals who actually have done a half decent job. Try some Prozac it might cheer you up
Yet again you are the one being critical and negative about other City supporters - casting aspersions on 'their life' like you are some all-seeing / knowing superior person.

Have a nice summer break and come back a bit more relaxed 'eh?

Good luck selling the health insurance!
Do you understand irony?
[quote][p][bold]jamiejoe[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]whisky1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pablo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]whisky1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pablo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]KnightMcCall[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gary David[/bold] wrote: At last Gray is of the books. What a terrible signing that one was.Plagued by injuries and never got going.[/p][/quote]To judge a signing you have consider it when it was made, not after the event. Hindsight says it hasnt worked for us but when he signed it looked like a good idea to bring in someone to challenge Hanson. Good luck to him in the next phase of his career and life and thanks for trying.[/p][/quote]The only way to pass sensible judgement on whether a signing is a success or a failure, is based on the evidence. In Andy's case, for a number of reasons, the evidence shows it to have been a failure, probably a very expensive one.[/p][/quote]Read Dave Baldwins interviews on Width of a post for some insight. We can all be wise after the event[/p][/quote]Stop bumbling. Andy Gray turned out to be an expensive mistake. FACT.[/p][/quote]Keep the negativity coming mate...you must really enjoy supporting your club. You must also be spectacularly successful in your working life to be able to deride honest hardworking professionals who actually have done a half decent job. Try some Prozac it might cheer you up[/p][/quote]Yet again you are the one being critical and negative about other City supporters - casting aspersions on 'their life' like you are some all-seeing / knowing superior person. Have a nice summer break and come back a bit more relaxed 'eh? Good luck selling the health insurance![/p][/quote]Do you understand irony? KnightMcCall
  • Score: -2

7:14am Fri 2 May 14

KnightMcCall says...

Pablo wrote:
whisky1 wrote:
Pablo wrote:
KnightMcCall wrote:
Gary David wrote:
At last Gray is of the books. What a terrible signing that one was.Plagued by injuries and never got going.
To judge a signing you have consider it when it was made, not after the event. Hindsight says it hasnt worked for us but when he signed it looked like a good idea to bring in someone to challenge Hanson.

Good luck to him in the next phase of his career and life and thanks for trying.
The only way to pass sensible judgement on whether a signing is a success or a failure, is based on the evidence.

In Andy's case, for a number of reasons, the evidence shows it to have been a failure, probably a very expensive one.
Read Dave Baldwins interviews on Width of a post for some insight. We can all be wise after the event
Stop bumbling. Andy Gray turned out to be an expensive mistake. FACT.
The key words Pablo are turned out to be. You love to find anything to be negative about but the ONLY sensible way to view a signing is when it is made. If you are going to wait until all is known by waiting for the outcome then that is not "judgement" at all; it is cowardice.
[quote][p][bold]Pablo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]whisky1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pablo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]KnightMcCall[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gary David[/bold] wrote: At last Gray is of the books. What a terrible signing that one was.Plagued by injuries and never got going.[/p][/quote]To judge a signing you have consider it when it was made, not after the event. Hindsight says it hasnt worked for us but when he signed it looked like a good idea to bring in someone to challenge Hanson. Good luck to him in the next phase of his career and life and thanks for trying.[/p][/quote]The only way to pass sensible judgement on whether a signing is a success or a failure, is based on the evidence. In Andy's case, for a number of reasons, the evidence shows it to have been a failure, probably a very expensive one.[/p][/quote]Read Dave Baldwins interviews on Width of a post for some insight. We can all be wise after the event[/p][/quote]Stop bumbling. Andy Gray turned out to be an expensive mistake. FACT.[/p][/quote]The key words Pablo are turned out to be. You love to find anything to be negative about but the ONLY sensible way to view a signing is when it is made. If you are going to wait until all is known by waiting for the outcome then that is not "judgement" at all; it is cowardice. KnightMcCall
  • Score: -3

7:19am Fri 2 May 14

KnightMcCall says...

wakefieldbantam wrote:
whisky1 wrote:
wakefieldbantam wrote:
Pablo wrote:
KnightMcCall wrote:
Gary David wrote:
At last Gray is of the books. What a terrible signing that one was.Plagued by injuries and never got going.
To judge a signing you have consider it when it was made, not after the event. Hindsight says it hasnt worked for us but when he signed it looked like a good idea to bring in someone to challenge Hanson.

Good luck to him in the next phase of his career and life and thanks for trying.
The only way to pass sensible judgement on whether a signing is a success or a failure, is based on the evidence.

In Andy's case, for a number of reasons, the evidence shows it to have been a failure, probably a very expensive one.
Pablo I agree but Peter and his mate Whisky won't have any criticism on the site constructive or not.
Andy Gray has been a very expensive mistake as have a few of the other signings made since the end of last season. I'm hoping Mclean isn't another and this summer we revert back to the signings made in summer 2012. I know every signing cannot be a success but PP has to sign some players that are better than the ones we already have and get into the starting 11 this hasn't happened for quite a while and I know a lot of supporters who agree with that.
The club is sensibly run on and off the Park..many supporters were very quick to press the panic button when things were not going our way. Buy into the project as DB says and ENJOY the journey. Support where you can and think before you criticise. They wont get everything right but they are all in it for the right reasons and for the good of the YOUR Club.
I do support the club and have done so since 1971, I will be at Tranmere and I'll be buying 2 season tickets next week so don't really think my support needs questioning. I did balance my comment by saying not every signing can be a success. What is your problem that you cannot stand to hear any slight criticism without having to react you need to chill.
So you are not happy with the loan signings of Reach or Drury. What about Dolan? Three examples of Parky bringing in players who improved us. Bennett is considered a fourth by others.

This Pp cant sign players nonsense is just that, nonsense.
[quote][p][bold]wakefieldbantam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]whisky1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wakefieldbantam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pablo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]KnightMcCall[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gary David[/bold] wrote: At last Gray is of the books. What a terrible signing that one was.Plagued by injuries and never got going.[/p][/quote]To judge a signing you have consider it when it was made, not after the event. Hindsight says it hasnt worked for us but when he signed it looked like a good idea to bring in someone to challenge Hanson. Good luck to him in the next phase of his career and life and thanks for trying.[/p][/quote]The only way to pass sensible judgement on whether a signing is a success or a failure, is based on the evidence. In Andy's case, for a number of reasons, the evidence shows it to have been a failure, probably a very expensive one.[/p][/quote]Pablo I agree but Peter and his mate Whisky won't have any criticism on the site constructive or not. Andy Gray has been a very expensive mistake as have a few of the other signings made since the end of last season. I'm hoping Mclean isn't another and this summer we revert back to the signings made in summer 2012. I know every signing cannot be a success but PP has to sign some players that are better than the ones we already have and get into the starting 11 this hasn't happened for quite a while and I know a lot of supporters who agree with that.[/p][/quote]The club is sensibly run on and off the Park..many supporters were very quick to press the panic button when things were not going our way. Buy into the project as DB says and ENJOY the journey. Support where you can and think before you criticise. They wont get everything right but they are all in it for the right reasons and for the good of the YOUR Club.[/p][/quote]I do support the club and have done so since 1971, I will be at Tranmere and I'll be buying 2 season tickets next week so don't really think my support needs questioning. I did balance my comment by saying not every signing can be a success. What is your problem that you cannot stand to hear any slight criticism without having to react you need to chill.[/p][/quote]So you are not happy with the loan signings of Reach or Drury. What about Dolan? Three examples of Parky bringing in players who improved us. Bennett is considered a fourth by others. This Pp cant sign players nonsense is just that, nonsense. KnightMcCall
  • Score: -1

7:47am Fri 2 May 14

wakefieldbantam says...

KnightMcCall wrote:
wakefieldbantam wrote:
whisky1 wrote:
wakefieldbantam wrote:
Pablo wrote:
KnightMcCall wrote:
Gary David wrote:
At last Gray is of the books. What a terrible signing that one was.Plagued by injuries and never got going.
To judge a signing you have consider it when it was made, not after the event. Hindsight says it hasnt worked for us but when he signed it looked like a good idea to bring in someone to challenge Hanson.

Good luck to him in the next phase of his career and life and thanks for trying.
The only way to pass sensible judgement on whether a signing is a success or a failure, is based on the evidence.

In Andy's case, for a number of reasons, the evidence shows it to have been a failure, probably a very expensive one.
Pablo I agree but Peter and his mate Whisky won't have any criticism on the site constructive or not.
Andy Gray has been a very expensive mistake as have a few of the other signings made since the end of last season. I'm hoping Mclean isn't another and this summer we revert back to the signings made in summer 2012. I know every signing cannot be a success but PP has to sign some players that are better than the ones we already have and get into the starting 11 this hasn't happened for quite a while and I know a lot of supporters who agree with that.
The club is sensibly run on and off the Park..many supporters were very quick to press the panic button when things were not going our way. Buy into the project as DB says and ENJOY the journey. Support where you can and think before you criticise. They wont get everything right but they are all in it for the right reasons and for the good of the YOUR Club.
I do support the club and have done so since 1971, I will be at Tranmere and I'll be buying 2 season tickets next week so don't really think my support needs questioning. I did balance my comment by saying not every signing can be a success. What is your problem that you cannot stand to hear any slight criticism without having to react you need to chill.
So you are not happy with the loan signings of Reach or Drury. What about Dolan? Three examples of Parky bringing in players who improved us. Bennett is considered a fourth by others.

This Pp cant sign players nonsense is just that, nonsense.
Yeah what about Dolan you really think he is going to be better than Jones or Doyle ?
[quote][p][bold]KnightMcCall[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wakefieldbantam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]whisky1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wakefieldbantam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pablo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]KnightMcCall[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gary David[/bold] wrote: At last Gray is of the books. What a terrible signing that one was.Plagued by injuries and never got going.[/p][/quote]To judge a signing you have consider it when it was made, not after the event. Hindsight says it hasnt worked for us but when he signed it looked like a good idea to bring in someone to challenge Hanson. Good luck to him in the next phase of his career and life and thanks for trying.[/p][/quote]The only way to pass sensible judgement on whether a signing is a success or a failure, is based on the evidence. In Andy's case, for a number of reasons, the evidence shows it to have been a failure, probably a very expensive one.[/p][/quote]Pablo I agree but Peter and his mate Whisky won't have any criticism on the site constructive or not. Andy Gray has been a very expensive mistake as have a few of the other signings made since the end of last season. I'm hoping Mclean isn't another and this summer we revert back to the signings made in summer 2012. I know every signing cannot be a success but PP has to sign some players that are better than the ones we already have and get into the starting 11 this hasn't happened for quite a while and I know a lot of supporters who agree with that.[/p][/quote]The club is sensibly run on and off the Park..many supporters were very quick to press the panic button when things were not going our way. Buy into the project as DB says and ENJOY the journey. Support where you can and think before you criticise. They wont get everything right but they are all in it for the right reasons and for the good of the YOUR Club.[/p][/quote]I do support the club and have done so since 1971, I will be at Tranmere and I'll be buying 2 season tickets next week so don't really think my support needs questioning. I did balance my comment by saying not every signing can be a success. What is your problem that you cannot stand to hear any slight criticism without having to react you need to chill.[/p][/quote]So you are not happy with the loan signings of Reach or Drury. What about Dolan? Three examples of Parky bringing in players who improved us. Bennett is considered a fourth by others. This Pp cant sign players nonsense is just that, nonsense.[/p][/quote]Yeah what about Dolan you really think he is going to be better than Jones or Doyle ? wakefieldbantam
  • Score: 0

8:18am Fri 2 May 14

whisky1 says...

Bernerd wrote:
whisky1 wrote:
wakefieldbantam wrote:
Pablo wrote:
KnightMcCall wrote:
Gary David wrote:
At last Gray is of the books. What a terrible signing that one was.Plagued by injuries and never got going.
To judge a signing you have consider it when it was made, not after the event. Hindsight says it hasnt worked for us but when he signed it looked like a good idea to bring in someone to challenge Hanson.

Good luck to him in the next phase of his career and life and thanks for trying.
The only way to pass sensible judgement on whether a signing is a success or a failure, is based on the evidence.

In Andy's case, for a number of reasons, the evidence shows it to have been a failure, probably a very expensive one.
Pablo I agree but Peter and his mate Whisky won't have any criticism on the site constructive or not.
Andy Gray has been a very expensive mistake as have a few of the other signings made since the end of last season. I'm hoping Mclean isn't another and this summer we revert back to the signings made in summer 2012. I know every signing cannot be a success but PP has to sign some players that are better than the ones we already have and get into the starting 11 this hasn't happened for quite a while and I know a lot of supporters who agree with that.
The club is sensibly run on and off the Park..many supporters were very quick to press the panic button when things were not going our way. Buy into the project as DB says and ENJOY the journey. Support where you can and think before you criticise. They wont get everything right but they are all in it for the right reasons and for the good of the YOUR Club.
I have read this blog for years but I have to congratulate you on your post, If we all pull together and don't expect TOO MUCH too quick then the world is our oyster, We have Chairmen who are fans and the best fans around. Lets just enjoy the god management of our team and OUR club. The Prem days were great and I wouldn't swap these days for anything, but I watched us apply for r election a few time in the old days too, WE Are a great club. ENJOY!
Exactly bud~~its our club and its meant to be a positive experience~~together
ness confidence and positivity breed success thankfully most pull in the right direction
[quote][p][bold]Bernerd[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]whisky1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wakefieldbantam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pablo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]KnightMcCall[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gary David[/bold] wrote: At last Gray is of the books. What a terrible signing that one was.Plagued by injuries and never got going.[/p][/quote]To judge a signing you have consider it when it was made, not after the event. Hindsight says it hasnt worked for us but when he signed it looked like a good idea to bring in someone to challenge Hanson. Good luck to him in the next phase of his career and life and thanks for trying.[/p][/quote]The only way to pass sensible judgement on whether a signing is a success or a failure, is based on the evidence. In Andy's case, for a number of reasons, the evidence shows it to have been a failure, probably a very expensive one.[/p][/quote]Pablo I agree but Peter and his mate Whisky won't have any criticism on the site constructive or not. Andy Gray has been a very expensive mistake as have a few of the other signings made since the end of last season. I'm hoping Mclean isn't another and this summer we revert back to the signings made in summer 2012. I know every signing cannot be a success but PP has to sign some players that are better than the ones we already have and get into the starting 11 this hasn't happened for quite a while and I know a lot of supporters who agree with that.[/p][/quote]The club is sensibly run on and off the Park..many supporters were very quick to press the panic button when things were not going our way. Buy into the project as DB says and ENJOY the journey. Support where you can and think before you criticise. They wont get everything right but they are all in it for the right reasons and for the good of the YOUR Club.[/p][/quote]I have read this blog for years but I have to congratulate you on your post, If we all pull together and don't expect TOO MUCH too quick then the world is our oyster, We have Chairmen who are fans and the best fans around. Lets just enjoy the god management of our team and OUR club. The Prem days were great and I wouldn't swap these days for anything, but I watched us apply for r election a few time in the old days too, WE Are a great club. ENJOY![/p][/quote]Exactly bud~~its our club and its meant to be a positive experience~~together ness confidence and positivity breed success thankfully most pull in the right direction whisky1
  • Score: -2

1:54pm Fri 2 May 14

Victor Clayton says...

wakefieldbantam wrote:
KnightMcCall wrote:
wakefieldbantam wrote:
whisky1 wrote:
wakefieldbantam wrote:
Pablo wrote:
KnightMcCall wrote:
Gary David wrote: At last Gray is of the books. What a terrible signing that one was.Plagued by injuries and never got going.
To judge a signing you have consider it when it was made, not after the event. Hindsight says it hasnt worked for us but when he signed it looked like a good idea to bring in someone to challenge Hanson. Good luck to him in the next phase of his career and life and thanks for trying.
The only way to pass sensible judgement on whether a signing is a success or a failure, is based on the evidence. In Andy's case, for a number of reasons, the evidence shows it to have been a failure, probably a very expensive one.
Pablo I agree but Peter and his mate Whisky won't have any criticism on the site constructive or not. Andy Gray has been a very expensive mistake as have a few of the other signings made since the end of last season. I'm hoping Mclean isn't another and this summer we revert back to the signings made in summer 2012. I know every signing cannot be a success but PP has to sign some players that are better than the ones we already have and get into the starting 11 this hasn't happened for quite a while and I know a lot of supporters who agree with that.
The club is sensibly run on and off the Park..many supporters were very quick to press the panic button when things were not going our way. Buy into the project as DB says and ENJOY the journey. Support where you can and think before you criticise. They wont get everything right but they are all in it for the right reasons and for the good of the YOUR Club.
I do support the club and have done so since 1971, I will be at Tranmere and I'll be buying 2 season tickets next week so don't really think my support needs questioning. I did balance my comment by saying not every signing can be a success. What is your problem that you cannot stand to hear any slight criticism without having to react you need to chill.
So you are not happy with the loan signings of Reach or Drury. What about Dolan? Three examples of Parky bringing in players who improved us. Bennett is considered a fourth by others. This Pp cant sign players nonsense is just that, nonsense.
Yeah what about Dolan you really think he is going to be better than Jones or Doyle ?
talk about flogging a dead horse KMC. was Gray a good signing? NO.
Reach, Dolan, Bennett and Drury imo are good players. but they are loan players, and there is a big difference. according to Waynus it was McDermot that picked up the phone to PP and asked if he needed a LB.
[quote][p][bold]wakefieldbantam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]KnightMcCall[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wakefieldbantam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]whisky1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wakefieldbantam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pablo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]KnightMcCall[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gary David[/bold] wrote: At last Gray is of the books. What a terrible signing that one was.Plagued by injuries and never got going.[/p][/quote]To judge a signing you have consider it when it was made, not after the event. Hindsight says it hasnt worked for us but when he signed it looked like a good idea to bring in someone to challenge Hanson. Good luck to him in the next phase of his career and life and thanks for trying.[/p][/quote]The only way to pass sensible judgement on whether a signing is a success or a failure, is based on the evidence. In Andy's case, for a number of reasons, the evidence shows it to have been a failure, probably a very expensive one.[/p][/quote]Pablo I agree but Peter and his mate Whisky won't have any criticism on the site constructive or not. Andy Gray has been a very expensive mistake as have a few of the other signings made since the end of last season. I'm hoping Mclean isn't another and this summer we revert back to the signings made in summer 2012. I know every signing cannot be a success but PP has to sign some players that are better than the ones we already have and get into the starting 11 this hasn't happened for quite a while and I know a lot of supporters who agree with that.[/p][/quote]The club is sensibly run on and off the Park..many supporters were very quick to press the panic button when things were not going our way. Buy into the project as DB says and ENJOY the journey. Support where you can and think before you criticise. They wont get everything right but they are all in it for the right reasons and for the good of the YOUR Club.[/p][/quote]I do support the club and have done so since 1971, I will be at Tranmere and I'll be buying 2 season tickets next week so don't really think my support needs questioning. I did balance my comment by saying not every signing can be a success. What is your problem that you cannot stand to hear any slight criticism without having to react you need to chill.[/p][/quote]So you are not happy with the loan signings of Reach or Drury. What about Dolan? Three examples of Parky bringing in players who improved us. Bennett is considered a fourth by others. This Pp cant sign players nonsense is just that, nonsense.[/p][/quote]Yeah what about Dolan you really think he is going to be better than Jones or Doyle ?[/p][/quote]talk about flogging a dead horse KMC. was Gray a good signing? NO. Reach, Dolan, Bennett and Drury imo are good players. but they are loan players, and there is a big difference. according to Waynus it was McDermot that picked up the phone to PP and asked if he needed a LB. Victor Clayton
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lawsonio123 says...

James Hanson is not going anywhere he is injured and not being risked when it is not needed to do so. In regard to Grey he has gone now so let us wish him well and stop going on about the past Andy Grey has a living to make as best he can so please stop giving him a bad time let him go with our best wishes for what time he has left in football
James Hanson is not going anywhere he is injured and not being risked when it is not needed to do so. In regard to Grey he has gone now so let us wish him well and stop going on about the past Andy Grey has a living to make as best he can so please stop giving him a bad time let him go with our best wishes for what time he has left in football lawsonio123
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