Kyel Reid handed pre-season Bradford City invitation to impress

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Kyel Reid is doing well in his rehab’ after a ruptured cruciate ligament Kyel Reid is doing well in his rehab’ after a ruptured cruciate ligament

City have left the door ajar for injured winger Kyel Reid to earn a new contract.

Reid has been sidelined since January when he ruptured his cruciate ligament in a challenge from Tony McMahon against Sheffield United.

The serious injury cast a huge doubt over the Valley Parade future of Phil Parkinson’s first signing, with his present deal expiring this summer.

But with Reid progressing in his recovery work, City will invite him back to start pre-season before making any decision.

Parkinson said: “Reidy is a different case (to the other out-of-contract players). The most important thing is that he makes a full recovery and he’s doing well in his rehab’.

“There’s not an immediate rush. He is going to come back pre-season to see how he is.

“We just want to see how he responds to the last couple of months and then we will sit down with him.

“He is a fit lad and a real athlete. You expect him to come back from this.”

But City are not commenting on reports that they have made an offer to central midfielder Gary Liddle.

Reports are strongly linking them with a two-year deal for 27-year-old Liddle, who last week rejected the chance to stay at Notts County.

Sources in Nottingham claim his decision was made on family grounds. The Middlesbrough-born player wants to be closer to home in the north-east because his partner is due to give birth next month.

Liddle, who can also play at the back, was in the same FA Youth Cup-winning Boro side in 2004 as Andrew Davies and Jason Kennedy.

But he never broke through with his home-town team and joined Hartlepool two years later, going on to make 283 appearances in six seasons.

Liddle moved to Meadow Lane in 2012 and equalled a club record that had stood for 30 years when he was on the pitch for every minute of his first campaign.

Despite a lengthy absence due to an ankle injury, he also played a key part in last season’s relegation survival act – which included a goal in County’s 1-1 draw at Valley Parade.

The arrival of another central midfielder to follow Billy Knott and Matty Dolan would appear to spell the end for Nathan Doyle.

Parkinson confirmed that more meetings were taking place with existing players over the next few days. He said: “We will probably know more by the end of the week.”

Meanwhile, City have agreed to send a mainly youth-team squad to Ossett Town for a friendly on Tuesday, July 22.

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8:13am Tue 3 Jun 14

Freddy says...

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Both Reid and Liddle have had bad injuries. I would not take the risk with either player. Reid's speed willbe reduced. He will need to change his style of play, to protect himself. Similarly for Liddle.
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To repeat my concern, that with a much reduced players fund. Plus Rhodes requirement for a more attack minded squad. I do not think we should be considering any player, with a previous serious injury.
Yes,this is a hard way of assessing players, but City need to progress this coming season. I do not want to be in another relegation position.
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* Both Reid and Liddle have had bad injuries. I would not take the risk with either player. Reid's speed willbe reduced. He will need to change his style of play, to protect himself. Similarly for Liddle. * To repeat my concern, that with a much reduced players fund. Plus Rhodes requirement for a more attack minded squad. I do not think we should be considering any player, with a previous serious injury. Yes,this is a hard way of assessing players, but City need to progress this coming season. I do not want to be in another relegation position. * Freddy
  • Score: -28

8:25am Tue 3 Jun 14

tyker7745 says...

There are very very few players who have not had periods out with injuries. Look at our own centre back. Liddle would be a good signing but unsure about Reid given his desire to stay in the South
There are very very few players who have not had periods out with injuries. Look at our own centre back. Liddle would be a good signing but unsure about Reid given his desire to stay in the South tyker7745
  • Score: 7

8:29am Tue 3 Jun 14

spleen ventor says...

Freddy wrote:
* Both Reid and Liddle have had bad injuries. I would not take the risk with either player. Reid's speed willbe reduced. He will need to change his style of play, to protect himself. Similarly for Liddle. * To repeat my concern, that with a much reduced players fund. Plus Rhodes requirement for a more attack minded squad. I do not think we should be considering any player, with a previous serious injury. Yes,this is a hard way of assessing players, but City need to progress this coming season. I do not want to be in another relegation position. *
Pray tell...when were we in a relegation position?....we fell bellow 13th for one week in the season just gone!
[quote][p][bold]Freddy[/bold] wrote: * Both Reid and Liddle have had bad injuries. I would not take the risk with either player. Reid's speed willbe reduced. He will need to change his style of play, to protect himself. Similarly for Liddle. * To repeat my concern, that with a much reduced players fund. Plus Rhodes requirement for a more attack minded squad. I do not think we should be considering any player, with a previous serious injury. Yes,this is a hard way of assessing players, but City need to progress this coming season. I do not want to be in another relegation position. *[/p][/quote]Pray tell...when were we in a relegation position?....we fell bellow 13th for one week in the season just gone! spleen ventor
  • Score: 29

8:54am Tue 3 Jun 14

Plastic Bantam says...

Freddy wrote:
*
Both Reid and Liddle have had bad injuries. I would not take the risk with either player. Reid's speed willbe reduced. He will need to change his style of play, to protect himself. Similarly for Liddle.
*
To repeat my concern, that with a much reduced players fund. Plus Rhodes requirement for a more attack minded squad. I do not think we should be considering any player, with a previous serious injury.
Yes,this is a hard way of assessing players, but City need to progress this coming season. I do not want to be in another relegation position.
*
The budget is not massively reduced.. Stop trying to scare monger
[quote][p][bold]Freddy[/bold] wrote: * Both Reid and Liddle have had bad injuries. I would not take the risk with either player. Reid's speed willbe reduced. He will need to change his style of play, to protect himself. Similarly for Liddle. * To repeat my concern, that with a much reduced players fund. Plus Rhodes requirement for a more attack minded squad. I do not think we should be considering any player, with a previous serious injury. Yes,this is a hard way of assessing players, but City need to progress this coming season. I do not want to be in another relegation position. *[/p][/quote]The budget is not massively reduced.. Stop trying to scare monger Plastic Bantam
  • Score: 15

9:13am Tue 3 Jun 14

bcfc1903 says...

Hopefully Reidy will impress and be offered a new contract once he's proved his fitness, great player that we missed badly for a great part of last season. Good luck Kyel!!!!
Hopefully Reidy will impress and be offered a new contract once he's proved his fitness, great player that we missed badly for a great part of last season. Good luck Kyel!!!! bcfc1903
  • Score: 22

9:33am Tue 3 Jun 14

BantamMark says...

Well done BCFC for sticking by Kyel I hope he can come through this injury somewhere near the player we all loved to watch (albeit sometimes frustratingly) but I do feel even if we offer him a contract he'll be looking for a move down south.
Well done BCFC for sticking by Kyel I hope he can come through this injury somewhere near the player we all loved to watch (albeit sometimes frustratingly) but I do feel even if we offer him a contract he'll be looking for a move down south. BantamMark
  • Score: 8

9:53am Tue 3 Jun 14

dannbradfc says...

we need to kep doyle imo......protects the back 4, keeps us calm, switches play and i believe will be an even better player with a mobile attacking midfielder alongside him.......
we need to kep doyle imo......protects the back 4, keeps us calm, switches play and i believe will be an even better player with a mobile attacking midfielder alongside him....... dannbradfc
  • Score: 17

9:59am Tue 3 Jun 14

Old Dave says...

We saw the value of Doyle in the last few weeks of the season. He needs competition for his place and really flourishes after being dropped.

If he wants out so he's an automatic first choice, then he will not be as good as he can be!

Also, he looks good in a diamond sitting infront of the back four. Kind of the role Gerrard plays at Liverpool. (not that i am comparing him, before the usuals jump down my throat!)

I'd keep him, especially if we lose Darby!
We saw the value of Doyle in the last few weeks of the season. He needs competition for his place and really flourishes after being dropped. If he wants out so he's an automatic first choice, then he will not be as good as he can be! Also, he looks good in a diamond sitting infront of the back four. Kind of the role Gerrard plays at Liverpool. (not that i am comparing him, before the usuals jump down my throat!) I'd keep him, especially if we lose Darby! Old Dave
  • Score: 12

10:17am Tue 3 Jun 14

Peter300 says...

Freddy wrote:
*
Both Reid and Liddle have had bad injuries. I would not take the risk with either player. Reid's speed willbe reduced. He will need to change his style of play, to protect himself. Similarly for Liddle.
*
To repeat my concern, that with a much reduced players fund. Plus Rhodes requirement for a more attack minded squad. I do not think we should be considering any player, with a previous serious injury.
Yes,this is a hard way of assessing players, but City need to progress this coming season. I do not want to be in another relegation position.
*
Freddy, this really does not make sense. Many players have serious injuries during their careers.
[quote][p][bold]Freddy[/bold] wrote: * Both Reid and Liddle have had bad injuries. I would not take the risk with either player. Reid's speed willbe reduced. He will need to change his style of play, to protect himself. Similarly for Liddle. * To repeat my concern, that with a much reduced players fund. Plus Rhodes requirement for a more attack minded squad. I do not think we should be considering any player, with a previous serious injury. Yes,this is a hard way of assessing players, but City need to progress this coming season. I do not want to be in another relegation position. *[/p][/quote]Freddy, this really does not make sense. Many players have serious injuries during their careers. Peter300
  • Score: 14

10:20am Tue 3 Jun 14

Peter300 says...

Old Dave wrote:
We saw the value of Doyle in the last few weeks of the season. He needs competition for his place and really flourishes after being dropped.

If he wants out so he's an automatic first choice, then he will not be as good as he can be!

Also, he looks good in a diamond sitting infront of the back four. Kind of the role Gerrard plays at Liverpool. (not that i am comparing him, before the usuals jump down my throat!)

I'd keep him, especially if we lose Darby!
Of course Jones and Doyle are good players. The problem is finding someone who can improve the team.
[quote][p][bold]Old Dave[/bold] wrote: We saw the value of Doyle in the last few weeks of the season. He needs competition for his place and really flourishes after being dropped. If he wants out so he's an automatic first choice, then he will not be as good as he can be! Also, he looks good in a diamond sitting infront of the back four. Kind of the role Gerrard plays at Liverpool. (not that i am comparing him, before the usuals jump down my throat!) I'd keep him, especially if we lose Darby![/p][/quote]Of course Jones and Doyle are good players. The problem is finding someone who can improve the team. Peter300
  • Score: 5

11:01am Tue 3 Jun 14

Olivermac says...

Peter300 wrote:
Old Dave wrote:
We saw the value of Doyle in the last few weeks of the season. He needs competition for his place and really flourishes after being dropped.

If he wants out so he's an automatic first choice, then he will not be as good as he can be!

Also, he looks good in a diamond sitting infront of the back four. Kind of the role Gerrard plays at Liverpool. (not that i am comparing him, before the usuals jump down my throat!)

I'd keep him, especially if we lose Darby!
Of course Jones and Doyle are good players. The problem is finding someone who can improve the team.
Doyle plays when he wants to he is a class act but not very often and I don't think he would be a great loss to the team, Reid is also one of those players that plays when he wants to and has had some great games for City not sure how the injury would effect him, one thing for sure is he would be a target from some heavy challenges if he starts taking the full back to bits.
I would give him a match by match contract basis and see how it goes.
[quote][p][bold]Peter300[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Old Dave[/bold] wrote: We saw the value of Doyle in the last few weeks of the season. He needs competition for his place and really flourishes after being dropped. If he wants out so he's an automatic first choice, then he will not be as good as he can be! Also, he looks good in a diamond sitting infront of the back four. Kind of the role Gerrard plays at Liverpool. (not that i am comparing him, before the usuals jump down my throat!) I'd keep him, especially if we lose Darby![/p][/quote]Of course Jones and Doyle are good players. The problem is finding someone who can improve the team.[/p][/quote]Doyle plays when he wants to he is a class act but not very often and I don't think he would be a great loss to the team, Reid is also one of those players that plays when he wants to and has had some great games for City not sure how the injury would effect him, one thing for sure is he would be a target from some heavy challenges if he starts taking the full back to bits. I would give him a match by match contract basis and see how it goes. Olivermac
  • Score: -2

11:36am Tue 3 Jun 14

lawsonio123 says...

The nature of Reid,s injury will leave him a little slower BUT will not take away his skill. He has earned the chance to try to get a new contract and I wish him luck he has worked hard to get fit
The nature of Reid,s injury will leave him a little slower BUT will not take away his skill. He has earned the chance to try to get a new contract and I wish him luck he has worked hard to get fit lawsonio123
  • Score: 7

12:17pm Tue 3 Jun 14

Prisoner Cell Block A says...

bcfc1903 wrote:
Hopefully Reidy will impress and be offered a new contract once he's proved his fitness, great player that we missed badly for a great part of last season. Good luck Kyel!!!!
ditto. ;)
[quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: Hopefully Reidy will impress and be offered a new contract once he's proved his fitness, great player that we missed badly for a great part of last season. Good luck Kyel!!!![/p][/quote]ditto. ;) Prisoner Cell Block A
  • Score: 6

12:17pm Tue 3 Jun 14

Prisoner Cell Block A says...

bcfc1903 wrote:
Hopefully Reidy will impress and be offered a new contract once he's proved his fitness, great player that we missed badly for a great part of last season. Good luck Kyel!!!!
ditto. ;)
[quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: Hopefully Reidy will impress and be offered a new contract once he's proved his fitness, great player that we missed badly for a great part of last season. Good luck Kyel!!!![/p][/quote]ditto. ;) Prisoner Cell Block A
  • Score: 0

12:20pm Tue 3 Jun 14

Prisoner Cell Block A says...

Freddy wrote:
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Both Reid and Liddle have had bad injuries. I would not take the risk with either player. Reid's speed willbe reduced. He will need to change his style of play, to protect himself. Similarly for Liddle.
*
To repeat my concern, that with a much reduced players fund. Plus Rhodes requirement for a more attack minded squad. I do not think we should be considering any player, with a previous serious injury.
Yes,this is a hard way of assessing players, but City need to progress this coming season. I do not want to be in another relegation position.
*
71 appearances in 2 years at Notts Co. This included 46 league matches, a whole season.

247 in 6 years at Hartlepool.

I would suggest you don't assess players based on nonsense to begin with.
[quote][p][bold]Freddy[/bold] wrote: * Both Reid and Liddle have had bad injuries. I would not take the risk with either player. Reid's speed willbe reduced. He will need to change his style of play, to protect himself. Similarly for Liddle. * To repeat my concern, that with a much reduced players fund. Plus Rhodes requirement for a more attack minded squad. I do not think we should be considering any player, with a previous serious injury. Yes,this is a hard way of assessing players, but City need to progress this coming season. I do not want to be in another relegation position. *[/p][/quote]71 appearances in 2 years at Notts Co. This included 46 league matches, a whole season. 247 in 6 years at Hartlepool. I would suggest you don't assess players based on nonsense to begin with. Prisoner Cell Block A
  • Score: 12

12:30pm Tue 3 Jun 14

Michael Clayton says...

Olivermac wrote:
Peter300 wrote:
Old Dave wrote:
We saw the value of Doyle in the last few weeks of the season. He needs competition for his place and really flourishes after being dropped.

If he wants out so he's an automatic first choice, then he will not be as good as he can be!

Also, he looks good in a diamond sitting infront of the back four. Kind of the role Gerrard plays at Liverpool. (not that i am comparing him, before the usuals jump down my throat!)

I'd keep him, especially if we lose Darby!
Of course Jones and Doyle are good players. The problem is finding someone who can improve the team.
Doyle plays when he wants to he is a class act but not very often and I don't think he would be a great loss to the team, Reid is also one of those players that plays when he wants to and has had some great games for City not sure how the injury would effect him, one thing for sure is he would be a target from some heavy challenges if he starts taking the full back to bits.
I would give him a match by match contract basis and see how it goes.
A week to week offer is no use to anyone.

There is only a finite amount of cash and the club has got to live within its means i.e. set a budget. How do you factor unknowns (£X p/w * games played) into the equation?

Also, if you were Reid, would you want the stability of a contract or rather travel 200 miles up the road in the hope that you do not get injured?
[quote][p][bold]Olivermac[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Peter300[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Old Dave[/bold] wrote: We saw the value of Doyle in the last few weeks of the season. He needs competition for his place and really flourishes after being dropped. If he wants out so he's an automatic first choice, then he will not be as good as he can be! Also, he looks good in a diamond sitting infront of the back four. Kind of the role Gerrard plays at Liverpool. (not that i am comparing him, before the usuals jump down my throat!) I'd keep him, especially if we lose Darby![/p][/quote]Of course Jones and Doyle are good players. The problem is finding someone who can improve the team.[/p][/quote]Doyle plays when he wants to he is a class act but not very often and I don't think he would be a great loss to the team, Reid is also one of those players that plays when he wants to and has had some great games for City not sure how the injury would effect him, one thing for sure is he would be a target from some heavy challenges if he starts taking the full back to bits. I would give him a match by match contract basis and see how it goes.[/p][/quote]A week to week offer is no use to anyone. There is only a finite amount of cash and the club has got to live within its means i.e. set a budget. How do you factor unknowns (£X p/w * games played) into the equation? Also, if you were Reid, would you want the stability of a contract or rather travel 200 miles up the road in the hope that you do not get injured? Michael Clayton
  • Score: 1

12:40pm Tue 3 Jun 14

Michael Clayton says...

Old Dave wrote:
We saw the value of Doyle in the last few weeks of the season. He needs competition for his place and really flourishes after being dropped.

If he wants out so he's an automatic first choice, then he will not be as good as he can be!

Also, he looks good in a diamond sitting infront of the back four. Kind of the role Gerrard plays at Liverpool. (not that i am comparing him, before the usuals jump down my throat!)

I'd keep him, especially if we lose Darby!
I would guess that the 'usuals' are adept enough to realise without you jumping to your own defense.
[quote][p][bold]Old Dave[/bold] wrote: We saw the value of Doyle in the last few weeks of the season. He needs competition for his place and really flourishes after being dropped. If he wants out so he's an automatic first choice, then he will not be as good as he can be! Also, he looks good in a diamond sitting infront of the back four. Kind of the role Gerrard plays at Liverpool. (not that i am comparing him, before the usuals jump down my throat!) I'd keep him, especially if we lose Darby![/p][/quote]I would guess that the 'usuals' are adept enough to realise without you jumping to your own defense. Michael Clayton
  • Score: -1

12:45pm Tue 3 Jun 14

OLDLAD says...

I like the crawley approach, new contract sign by this date if not no job. Apparently five players got sacked by calling his bluff.
I like the crawley approach, new contract sign by this date if not no job. Apparently five players got sacked by calling his bluff. OLDLAD
  • Score: -2

12:49pm Tue 3 Jun 14

Halifax Bantam says...

There's no rush with reidy, he's still recovering from the inj so no club is gonna make him an offer, he has done quite well for city and deserves every chance to show what he can do when fit. My only concern with him is that he has always been very inconsistant and drifts in and out of games, if we can find a better option then he should be let go. Anybody know much about Liddle otherthan his app stats, what sort of player is he?
There's no rush with reidy, he's still recovering from the inj so no club is gonna make him an offer, he has done quite well for city and deserves every chance to show what he can do when fit. My only concern with him is that he has always been very inconsistant and drifts in and out of games, if we can find a better option then he should be let go. Anybody know much about Liddle otherthan his app stats, what sort of player is he? Halifax Bantam
  • Score: 1

12:50pm Tue 3 Jun 14

Michael Clayton says...

OLDLAD wrote:
I like the crawley approach, new contract sign by this date if not no job. Apparently five players got sacked by calling his bluff.
Whose bluff?
[quote][p][bold]OLDLAD[/bold] wrote: I like the crawley approach, new contract sign by this date if not no job. Apparently five players got sacked by calling his bluff.[/p][/quote]Whose bluff? Michael Clayton
  • Score: -1

1:08pm Tue 3 Jun 14

SuttonGraeme says...

OLDLAD wrote:
I like the crawley approach, new contract sign by this date if not no job. Apparently five players got sacked by calling his bluff.
But they didn't get sacked though did they? They presumably let their contracts run down and/or chose not to sign a new one. For clarity, a contract that may have said we will pay you £x/month until 32nd May 2014 or whenever and not a penny thereafter. So what I assume that actually happened is that in not signing a new contract they effectivey refused a new job, presumably becasue they thought they could get one with more money, more playing time or closer to home or whatever. There is some guff talked here, mostly by people who have football knowledge gained from Championship Manager and the Sun and financial knowledge from the back of a Frosties packet.
[quote][p][bold]OLDLAD[/bold] wrote: I like the crawley approach, new contract sign by this date if not no job. Apparently five players got sacked by calling his bluff.[/p][/quote]But they didn't get sacked though did they? They presumably let their contracts run down and/or chose not to sign a new one. For clarity, a contract that may have said we will pay you £x/month until 32nd May 2014 or whenever and not a penny thereafter. So what I assume that actually happened is that in not signing a new contract they effectivey refused a new job, presumably becasue they thought they could get one with more money, more playing time or closer to home or whatever. There is some guff talked here, mostly by people who have football knowledge gained from Championship Manager and the Sun and financial knowledge from the back of a Frosties packet. SuttonGraeme
  • Score: 6

1:16pm Tue 3 Jun 14

Michael Clayton says...

SuttonGraeme wrote:
OLDLAD wrote:
I like the crawley approach, new contract sign by this date if not no job. Apparently five players got sacked by calling his bluff.
But they didn't get sacked though did they? They presumably let their contracts run down and/or chose not to sign a new one. For clarity, a contract that may have said we will pay you £x/month until 32nd May 2014 or whenever and not a penny thereafter. So what I assume that actually happened is that in not signing a new contract they effectivey refused a new job, presumably becasue they thought they could get one with more money, more playing time or closer to home or whatever. There is some guff talked here, mostly by people who have football knowledge gained from Championship Manager and the Sun and financial knowledge from the back of a Frosties packet.
Try telling them and they throw their dummies out of the pram. Seem to confuse the right to express an opinion with simple home truths.
[quote][p][bold]SuttonGraeme[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OLDLAD[/bold] wrote: I like the crawley approach, new contract sign by this date if not no job. Apparently five players got sacked by calling his bluff.[/p][/quote]But they didn't get sacked though did they? They presumably let their contracts run down and/or chose not to sign a new one. For clarity, a contract that may have said we will pay you £x/month until 32nd May 2014 or whenever and not a penny thereafter. So what I assume that actually happened is that in not signing a new contract they effectivey refused a new job, presumably becasue they thought they could get one with more money, more playing time or closer to home or whatever. There is some guff talked here, mostly by people who have football knowledge gained from Championship Manager and the Sun and financial knowledge from the back of a Frosties packet.[/p][/quote]Try telling them and they throw their dummies out of the pram. Seem to confuse the right to express an opinion with simple home truths. Michael Clayton
  • Score: 1

1:40pm Tue 3 Jun 14

Plastic Bantam says...

OLDLAD wrote:
I like the crawley approach, new contract sign by this date if not no job. Apparently five players got sacked by calling his bluff.
Players are still on holiday and some will have other offers to think about.. Doubt we'll be seeing any new contract extensions till the middle or end of June.. People need to relax a little..
[quote][p][bold]OLDLAD[/bold] wrote: I like the crawley approach, new contract sign by this date if not no job. Apparently five players got sacked by calling his bluff.[/p][/quote]Players are still on holiday and some will have other offers to think about.. Doubt we'll be seeing any new contract extensions till the middle or end of June.. People need to relax a little.. Plastic Bantam
  • Score: 4

1:57pm Tue 3 Jun 14

Statler4 says...

OLDLAD wrote:
I like the crawley approach, new contract sign by this date if not no job. Apparently five players got sacked by calling his bluff.
If you want to rule by fear you have to keep people frightened. This might work in the short term but would seriously damage squad morale in the longer term. The atmosphere and morale at Bradford City is second to none, I bet it's nothing like that at tin pot Crawley.
[quote][p][bold]OLDLAD[/bold] wrote: I like the crawley approach, new contract sign by this date if not no job. Apparently five players got sacked by calling his bluff.[/p][/quote]If you want to rule by fear you have to keep people frightened. This might work in the short term but would seriously damage squad morale in the longer term. The atmosphere and morale at Bradford City is second to none, I bet it's nothing like that at tin pot Crawley. Statler4
  • Score: 2

2:05pm Tue 3 Jun 14

Michael Clayton says...

Plastic Bantam wrote:
OLDLAD wrote:
I like the crawley approach, new contract sign by this date if not no job. Apparently five players got sacked by calling his bluff.
Players are still on holiday and some will have other offers to think about.. Doubt we'll be seeing any new contract extensions till the middle or end of June.. People need to relax a little..
I did laugh when Parky said that he would be having a couple of days off and that was all he needed. He genuinely meant it. What a star.
[quote][p][bold]Plastic Bantam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OLDLAD[/bold] wrote: I like the crawley approach, new contract sign by this date if not no job. Apparently five players got sacked by calling his bluff.[/p][/quote]Players are still on holiday and some will have other offers to think about.. Doubt we'll be seeing any new contract extensions till the middle or end of June.. People need to relax a little..[/p][/quote]I did laugh when Parky said that he would be having a couple of days off and that was all he needed. He genuinely meant it. What a star. Michael Clayton
  • Score: 1

2:09pm Tue 3 Jun 14

Michael Clayton says...

Statler4 wrote:
OLDLAD wrote:
I like the crawley approach, new contract sign by this date if not no job. Apparently five players got sacked by calling his bluff.
If you want to rule by fear you have to keep people frightened. This might work in the short term but would seriously damage squad morale in the longer term. The atmosphere and morale at Bradford City is second to none, I bet it's nothing like that at tin pot Crawley.
Is Farage on the board at Crawley?
[quote][p][bold]Statler4[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OLDLAD[/bold] wrote: I like the crawley approach, new contract sign by this date if not no job. Apparently five players got sacked by calling his bluff.[/p][/quote]If you want to rule by fear you have to keep people frightened. This might work in the short term but would seriously damage squad morale in the longer term. The atmosphere and morale at Bradford City is second to none, I bet it's nothing like that at tin pot Crawley.[/p][/quote]Is Farage on the board at Crawley? Michael Clayton
  • Score: -3

3:14pm Tue 3 Jun 14

BD16 says...

Michael Clayton wrote:
Statler4 wrote:
OLDLAD wrote:
I like the crawley approach, new contract sign by this date if not no job. Apparently five players got sacked by calling his bluff.
If you want to rule by fear you have to keep people frightened. This might work in the short term but would seriously damage squad morale in the longer term. The atmosphere and morale at Bradford City is second to none, I bet it's nothing like that at tin pot Crawley.
Is Farage on the board at Crawley?
No foreign players for them if he is. Christiano Ronaldo, no thanks.
[quote][p][bold]Michael Clayton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Statler4[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OLDLAD[/bold] wrote: I like the crawley approach, new contract sign by this date if not no job. Apparently five players got sacked by calling his bluff.[/p][/quote]If you want to rule by fear you have to keep people frightened. This might work in the short term but would seriously damage squad morale in the longer term. The atmosphere and morale at Bradford City is second to none, I bet it's nothing like that at tin pot Crawley.[/p][/quote]Is Farage on the board at Crawley?[/p][/quote]No foreign players for them if he is. Christiano Ronaldo, no thanks. BD16
  • Score: 0

3:25pm Tue 3 Jun 14

Michael Clayton says...

BD16 wrote:
Michael Clayton wrote:
Statler4 wrote:
OLDLAD wrote:
I like the crawley approach, new contract sign by this date if not no job. Apparently five players got sacked by calling his bluff.
If you want to rule by fear you have to keep people frightened. This might work in the short term but would seriously damage squad morale in the longer term. The atmosphere and morale at Bradford City is second to none, I bet it's nothing like that at tin pot Crawley.
Is Farage on the board at Crawley?
No foreign players for them if he is. Christiano Ronaldo, no thanks.
Good grief. Next you will be claiming that UKIP are like the BNP!
[quote][p][bold]BD16[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Michael Clayton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Statler4[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OLDLAD[/bold] wrote: I like the crawley approach, new contract sign by this date if not no job. Apparently five players got sacked by calling his bluff.[/p][/quote]If you want to rule by fear you have to keep people frightened. This might work in the short term but would seriously damage squad morale in the longer term. The atmosphere and morale at Bradford City is second to none, I bet it's nothing like that at tin pot Crawley.[/p][/quote]Is Farage on the board at Crawley?[/p][/quote]No foreign players for them if he is. Christiano Ronaldo, no thanks.[/p][/quote]Good grief. Next you will be claiming that UKIP are like the BNP! Michael Clayton
  • Score: -2

4:08pm Tue 3 Jun 14

Statler4 says...

BD16 wrote:
Michael Clayton wrote:
Statler4 wrote:
OLDLAD wrote:
I like the crawley approach, new contract sign by this date if not no job. Apparently five players got sacked by calling his bluff.
If you want to rule by fear you have to keep people frightened. This might work in the short term but would seriously damage squad morale in the longer term. The atmosphere and morale at Bradford City is second to none, I bet it's nothing like that at tin pot Crawley.
Is Farage on the board at Crawley?
No foreign players for them if he is. Christiano Ronaldo, no thanks.
What about Germans?
[quote][p][bold]BD16[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Michael Clayton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Statler4[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OLDLAD[/bold] wrote: I like the crawley approach, new contract sign by this date if not no job. Apparently five players got sacked by calling his bluff.[/p][/quote]If you want to rule by fear you have to keep people frightened. This might work in the short term but would seriously damage squad morale in the longer term. The atmosphere and morale at Bradford City is second to none, I bet it's nothing like that at tin pot Crawley.[/p][/quote]Is Farage on the board at Crawley?[/p][/quote]No foreign players for them if he is. Christiano Ronaldo, no thanks.[/p][/quote]What about Germans? Statler4
  • Score: 1

4:57pm Tue 3 Jun 14

Michael Clayton says...

Statler4 wrote:
BD16 wrote:
Michael Clayton wrote:
Statler4 wrote:
OLDLAD wrote:
I like the crawley approach, new contract sign by this date if not no job. Apparently five players got sacked by calling his bluff.
If you want to rule by fear you have to keep people frightened. This might work in the short term but would seriously damage squad morale in the longer term. The atmosphere and morale at Bradford City is second to none, I bet it's nothing like that at tin pot Crawley.
Is Farage on the board at Crawley?
No foreign players for them if he is. Christiano Ronaldo, no thanks.
What about Germans?
No. They bombed my grandad's chip shop. Good Bridge players though.
[quote][p][bold]Statler4[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BD16[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Michael Clayton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Statler4[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OLDLAD[/bold] wrote: I like the crawley approach, new contract sign by this date if not no job. Apparently five players got sacked by calling his bluff.[/p][/quote]If you want to rule by fear you have to keep people frightened. This might work in the short term but would seriously damage squad morale in the longer term. The atmosphere and morale at Bradford City is second to none, I bet it's nothing like that at tin pot Crawley.[/p][/quote]Is Farage on the board at Crawley?[/p][/quote]No foreign players for them if he is. Christiano Ronaldo, no thanks.[/p][/quote]What about Germans?[/p][/quote]No. They bombed my grandad's chip shop. Good Bridge players though. Michael Clayton
  • Score: 0

5:20pm Tue 3 Jun 14

BD16 says...

Statler4 wrote:
BD16 wrote:
Michael Clayton wrote:
Statler4 wrote:
OLDLAD wrote:
I like the crawley approach, new contract sign by this date if not no job. Apparently five players got sacked by calling his bluff.
If you want to rule by fear you have to keep people frightened. This might work in the short term but would seriously damage squad morale in the longer term. The atmosphere and morale at Bradford City is second to none, I bet it's nothing like that at tin pot Crawley.
Is Farage on the board at Crawley?
No foreign players for them if he is. Christiano Ronaldo, no thanks.
What about Germans?
Only if they are married to him and agree to work late at night.......
[quote][p][bold]Statler4[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BD16[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Michael Clayton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Statler4[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OLDLAD[/bold] wrote: I like the crawley approach, new contract sign by this date if not no job. Apparently five players got sacked by calling his bluff.[/p][/quote]If you want to rule by fear you have to keep people frightened. This might work in the short term but would seriously damage squad morale in the longer term. The atmosphere and morale at Bradford City is second to none, I bet it's nothing like that at tin pot Crawley.[/p][/quote]Is Farage on the board at Crawley?[/p][/quote]No foreign players for them if he is. Christiano Ronaldo, no thanks.[/p][/quote]What about Germans?[/p][/quote]Only if they are married to him and agree to work late at night....... BD16
  • Score: 3

5:40pm Tue 3 Jun 14

Statler4 says...

Michael Clayton wrote:
Statler4 wrote:
BD16 wrote:
Michael Clayton wrote:
Statler4 wrote:
OLDLAD wrote:
I like the crawley approach, new contract sign by this date if not no job. Apparently five players got sacked by calling his bluff.
If you want to rule by fear you have to keep people frightened. This might work in the short term but would seriously damage squad morale in the longer term. The atmosphere and morale at Bradford City is second to none, I bet it's nothing like that at tin pot Crawley.
Is Farage on the board at Crawley?
No foreign players for them if he is. Christiano Ronaldo, no thanks.
What about Germans?
No. They bombed my grandad's chip shop. Good Bridge players though.
Forgive and forget, or pretend we do anyway.
[quote][p][bold]Michael Clayton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Statler4[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BD16[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Michael Clayton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Statler4[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OLDLAD[/bold] wrote: I like the crawley approach, new contract sign by this date if not no job. Apparently five players got sacked by calling his bluff.[/p][/quote]If you want to rule by fear you have to keep people frightened. This might work in the short term but would seriously damage squad morale in the longer term. The atmosphere and morale at Bradford City is second to none, I bet it's nothing like that at tin pot Crawley.[/p][/quote]Is Farage on the board at Crawley?[/p][/quote]No foreign players for them if he is. Christiano Ronaldo, no thanks.[/p][/quote]What about Germans?[/p][/quote]No. They bombed my grandad's chip shop. Good Bridge players though.[/p][/quote]Forgive and forget, or pretend we do anyway. Statler4
  • Score: 2

8:40pm Tue 3 Jun 14

realcitygent says...

Its ok giving reid time to recover but what happens if we hold on till season begins then the lads not upto it , We are then left with no wingers or players we may of been able to get have been snapped up ,IMO REID was overrated he was to inconsistant ,his crossing was very poor,and seemed to lack confidence to run past players to get into box,,i also thought he went to ground far to easy ,It would be great if we could get reach on a season loan but cant see that happening ,the lad had everything you could ask of a winger ,
Its ok giving reid time to recover but what happens if we hold on till season begins then the lads not upto it , We are then left with no wingers or players we may of been able to get have been snapped up ,IMO REID was overrated he was to inconsistant ,his crossing was very poor,and seemed to lack confidence to run past players to get into box,,i also thought he went to ground far to easy ,It would be great if we could get reach on a season loan but cant see that happening ,the lad had everything you could ask of a winger , realcitygent
  • Score: 0

7:39am Wed 4 Jun 14

i miss stallard & murray says...

realcitygent wrote:
Its ok giving reid time to recover but what happens if we hold on till season begins then the lads not upto it , We are then left with no wingers or players we may of been able to get have been snapped up ,IMO REID was overrated he was to inconsistant ,his crossing was very poor,and seemed to lack confidence to run past players to get into box,,i also thought he went to ground far to easy ,It would be great if we could get reach on a season loan but cant see that happening ,the lad had everything you could ask of a winger ,
How many good crosses did reach put in? How many games did he go missing in? Neither are the solution IMO. Reach best game was played as a link man. He as potential but he ad the same faults as Reid
[quote][p][bold]realcitygent[/bold] wrote: Its ok giving reid time to recover but what happens if we hold on till season begins then the lads not upto it , We are then left with no wingers or players we may of been able to get have been snapped up ,IMO REID was overrated he was to inconsistant ,his crossing was very poor,and seemed to lack confidence to run past players to get into box,,i also thought he went to ground far to easy ,It would be great if we could get reach on a season loan but cant see that happening ,the lad had everything you could ask of a winger ,[/p][/quote]How many good crosses did reach put in? How many games did he go missing in? Neither are the solution IMO. Reach best game was played as a link man. He as potential but he ad the same faults as Reid i miss stallard & murray
  • Score: 0

8:39am Wed 4 Jun 14

Michael Clayton says...

i miss stallard & murray wrote:
realcitygent wrote:
Its ok giving reid time to recover but what happens if we hold on till season begins then the lads not upto it , We are then left with no wingers or players we may of been able to get have been snapped up ,IMO REID was overrated he was to inconsistant ,his crossing was very poor,and seemed to lack confidence to run past players to get into box,,i also thought he went to ground far to easy ,It would be great if we could get reach on a season loan but cant see that happening ,the lad had everything you could ask of a winger ,
How many good crosses did reach put in? How many games did he go missing in? Neither are the solution IMO. Reach best game was played as a link man. He as potential but he ad the same faults as Reid
I don`t agree with a lot of the negatives that have been spouted about Reid; the worst of which being (to the effect) that he only plays when he wants to. That is a slur against his professionalism.

He is a down to earth guy and not the sort that goes missing when he doesn't fancy it.

There is a margin of inconsistency in his game but that is why he is in the third division.
[quote][p][bold]i miss stallard & murray[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]realcitygent[/bold] wrote: Its ok giving reid time to recover but what happens if we hold on till season begins then the lads not upto it , We are then left with no wingers or players we may of been able to get have been snapped up ,IMO REID was overrated he was to inconsistant ,his crossing was very poor,and seemed to lack confidence to run past players to get into box,,i also thought he went to ground far to easy ,It would be great if we could get reach on a season loan but cant see that happening ,the lad had everything you could ask of a winger ,[/p][/quote]How many good crosses did reach put in? How many games did he go missing in? Neither are the solution IMO. Reach best game was played as a link man. He as potential but he ad the same faults as Reid[/p][/quote]I don`t agree with a lot of the negatives that have been spouted about Reid; the worst of which being (to the effect) that he only plays when he wants to. That is a slur against his professionalism. He is a down to earth guy and not the sort that goes missing when he doesn't fancy it. There is a margin of inconsistency in his game but that is why he is in the third division. Michael Clayton
  • Score: 3

11:05am Wed 4 Jun 14

bcfc1903 says...

Michael Clayton wrote:
i miss stallard & murray wrote:
realcitygent wrote:
Its ok giving reid time to recover but what happens if we hold on till season begins then the lads not upto it , We are then left with no wingers or players we may of been able to get have been snapped up ,IMO REID was overrated he was to inconsistant ,his crossing was very poor,and seemed to lack confidence to run past players to get into box,,i also thought he went to ground far to easy ,It would be great if we could get reach on a season loan but cant see that happening ,the lad had everything you could ask of a winger ,
How many good crosses did reach put in? How many games did he go missing in? Neither are the solution IMO. Reach best game was played as a link man. He as potential but he ad the same faults as Reid
I don`t agree with a lot of the negatives that have been spouted about Reid; the worst of which being (to the effect) that he only plays when he wants to. That is a slur against his professionalism.

He is a down to earth guy and not the sort that goes missing when he doesn't fancy it.

There is a margin of inconsistency in his game but that is why he is in the third division.
Spot on Michael!!!
[quote][p][bold]Michael Clayton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]i miss stallard & murray[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]realcitygent[/bold] wrote: Its ok giving reid time to recover but what happens if we hold on till season begins then the lads not upto it , We are then left with no wingers or players we may of been able to get have been snapped up ,IMO REID was overrated he was to inconsistant ,his crossing was very poor,and seemed to lack confidence to run past players to get into box,,i also thought he went to ground far to easy ,It would be great if we could get reach on a season loan but cant see that happening ,the lad had everything you could ask of a winger ,[/p][/quote]How many good crosses did reach put in? How many games did he go missing in? Neither are the solution IMO. Reach best game was played as a link man. He as potential but he ad the same faults as Reid[/p][/quote]I don`t agree with a lot of the negatives that have been spouted about Reid; the worst of which being (to the effect) that he only plays when he wants to. That is a slur against his professionalism. He is a down to earth guy and not the sort that goes missing when he doesn't fancy it. There is a margin of inconsistency in his game but that is why he is in the third division.[/p][/quote]Spot on Michael!!! bcfc1903
  • Score: 1

12:40pm Wed 4 Jun 14

SuttonGraeme says...

realcitygent wrote:
Its ok giving reid time to recover but what happens if we hold on till season begins then the lads not upto it , We are then left with no wingers or players we may of been able to get have been snapped up ,IMO REID was overrated he was to inconsistant ,his crossing was very poor,and seemed to lack confidence to run past players to get into box,,i also thought he went to ground far to easy ,It would be great if we could get reach on a season loan but cant see that happening ,the lad had everything you could ask of a winger ,
Reid, like most players in Division 3 play in this division precisely because they are inconsistent. If they could hit the killer pass or cross every time, had infinite confidence and pace to burn then they wouldn't be playing in Division 3 would they? But why let facts gett in the way of slating players?
[quote][p][bold]realcitygent[/bold] wrote: Its ok giving reid time to recover but what happens if we hold on till season begins then the lads not upto it , We are then left with no wingers or players we may of been able to get have been snapped up ,IMO REID was overrated he was to inconsistant ,his crossing was very poor,and seemed to lack confidence to run past players to get into box,,i also thought he went to ground far to easy ,It would be great if we could get reach on a season loan but cant see that happening ,the lad had everything you could ask of a winger ,[/p][/quote]Reid, like most players in Division 3 play in this division precisely because they are inconsistent. If they could hit the killer pass or cross every time, had infinite confidence and pace to burn then they wouldn't be playing in Division 3 would they? But why let facts gett in the way of slating players? SuttonGraeme
  • Score: 3

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