Gary Liddle arrival set to be tied up by Bradford City

Julian Rhodes is hoping for good news on the recruitment front

Julian Rhodes is hoping for good news on the recruitment front

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

City are poised to make their next summer signing – thought to be Gary Liddle – early next week.

Phil Parkinson is closing in on his latest capture to follow Billy Knott and Matty Dolan into Valley Parade.

The club are keeping their target’s identity under wraps but it is believed to be former Notts County midfielder Liddle.

They are also expecting responses from the members of the current squad who are chewing over new deals, including City’s player of the year Stephen Darby.

The 30-day deadline to reply to the club’s letters of re-engagement runs out next weekend.

With director of operations David Baldwin in Portugal for the Football League’s annual meeting, Julian Rhodes has been involved in the negotiations with Parkinson. He is hoping for good news on the recruitment front.

Joint-chairman Rhodes said: “There have been further discussions going on with Phil regarding possible signings as well as the out-of-contract players we are trying to keep.

“We hope that in the next few days there will be answers from those we’ve put offers to, as well as the possibility of bringing in at least one new face.”

Liddle left Meadow Lane a fortnight ago after turning down a new deal. Notts have since snapped up four new signings, including veteran former Leeds forward Alan Smith.

Ex-City midfielder Ritchie Jones, who was in the same Hartlepool team as Liddle, yesterday told the Telegraph & Argus that his ex-clubmate would be the ideal signing for Valley Parade because of his League One experience.

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10:45am Sat 7 Jun 14

lawsonio123 says...

Liddle may be a fair signing but would need replacing should City get promoted he is a good division one player
Liddle may be a fair signing but would need replacing should City get promoted he is a good division one player lawsonio123
  • Score: -16

10:52am Sat 7 Jun 14

LaCe78 says...

lawsonio123 wrote:
Liddle may be a fair signing but would need replacing should City get promoted he is a good division one player
Let's just focus on getting promoted first!!!
[quote][p][bold]lawsonio123[/bold] wrote: Liddle may be a fair signing but would need replacing should City get promoted he is a good division one player[/p][/quote]Let's just focus on getting promoted first!!! LaCe78
  • Score: 27

11:10am Sat 7 Jun 14

lawsonio123 says...

LaCe78 wrote:
lawsonio123 wrote:
Liddle may be a fair signing but would need replacing should City get promoted he is a good division one player
Let's just focus on getting promoted first!!!
You are quite right but forward planing is also the right thing to do as Parky himself will tell you but yes lets try to get up first Take Care
[quote][p][bold]LaCe78[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lawsonio123[/bold] wrote: Liddle may be a fair signing but would need replacing should City get promoted he is a good division one player[/p][/quote]Let's just focus on getting promoted first!!![/p][/quote]You are quite right but forward planing is also the right thing to do as Parky himself will tell you but yes lets try to get up first Take Care lawsonio123
  • Score: 1

12:02pm Sat 7 Jun 14

minkiebantam says...

Im just hoping Darby and Meredith sign? I think we also need about 3 or 4 more players before the Ireland tour begins. A keeper, Lw n Rw players and another striker.
CTID! !
Im just hoping Darby and Meredith sign? I think we also need about 3 or 4 more players before the Ireland tour begins. A keeper, Lw n Rw players and another striker. CTID! ! minkiebantam
  • Score: 1

1:32pm Sat 7 Jun 14

Peter300 says...

lawsonio123 wrote:
Liddle may be a fair signing but would need replacing should City get promoted he is a good division one player
If City were promoted with Gary Liddle, then it would be a very good signing. If that were to happen, then it would be fair to give the player a chance in a higher division.
[quote][p][bold]lawsonio123[/bold] wrote: Liddle may be a fair signing but would need replacing should City get promoted he is a good division one player[/p][/quote]If City were promoted with Gary Liddle, then it would be a very good signing. If that were to happen, then it would be fair to give the player a chance in a higher division. Peter300
  • Score: 11

1:38pm Sat 7 Jun 14

Peter300 says...

minkiebantam wrote:
Im just hoping Darby and Meredith sign? I think we also need about 3 or 4 more players before the Ireland tour begins. A keeper, Lw n Rw players and another striker.
CTID! !
Depend on who signs. It's quite possible that players could be arriving right up until the end of August as happens with all 92 clubs. There is absolutely no pressing need to sign players now. As for the keeper position, the club may follow last seasons method of providing back-up. Two loans, one for each half of the season.
[quote][p][bold]minkiebantam[/bold] wrote: Im just hoping Darby and Meredith sign? I think we also need about 3 or 4 more players before the Ireland tour begins. A keeper, Lw n Rw players and another striker. CTID! ![/p][/quote]Depend on who signs. It's quite possible that players could be arriving right up until the end of August as happens with all 92 clubs. There is absolutely no pressing need to sign players now. As for the keeper position, the club may follow last seasons method of providing back-up. Two loans, one for each half of the season. Peter300
  • Score: 2

3:43pm Sat 7 Jun 14

Victor Clayton says...

Peter300 wrote:
lawsonio123 wrote:
Liddle may be a fair signing but would need replacing should City get promoted he is a good division one player
If City were promoted with Gary Liddle, then it would be a very good signing. If that were to happen, then it would be fair to give the player a chance in a higher division.
Even If he helped to get us promoted, but management thought him not good enough for the championship, then they could not justify keeping him.
[quote][p][bold]Peter300[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lawsonio123[/bold] wrote: Liddle may be a fair signing but would need replacing should City get promoted he is a good division one player[/p][/quote]If City were promoted with Gary Liddle, then it would be a very good signing. If that were to happen, then it would be fair to give the player a chance in a higher division.[/p][/quote]Even If he helped to get us promoted, but management thought him not good enough for the championship, then they could not justify keeping him. Victor Clayton
  • Score: -7

9:09pm Sat 7 Jun 14

Michael Clayton says...

Victor Clayton wrote:
Peter300 wrote:
lawsonio123 wrote:
Liddle may be a fair signing but would need replacing should City get promoted he is a good division one player
If City were promoted with Gary Liddle, then it would be a very good signing. If that were to happen, then it would be fair to give the player a chance in a higher division.
Even If he helped to get us promoted, but management thought him not good enough for the championship, then they could not justify keeping him.
On what basis would they try to 'justify' keeping him if they thought he was 'not good enough'?

I am seriously starting to wonder if there has been a leak from Ciba.
[quote][p][bold]Victor Clayton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Peter300[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lawsonio123[/bold] wrote: Liddle may be a fair signing but would need replacing should City get promoted he is a good division one player[/p][/quote]If City were promoted with Gary Liddle, then it would be a very good signing. If that were to happen, then it would be fair to give the player a chance in a higher division.[/p][/quote]Even If he helped to get us promoted, but management thought him not good enough for the championship, then they could not justify keeping him.[/p][/quote]On what basis would they try to 'justify' keeping him if they thought he was 'not good enough'? I am seriously starting to wonder if there has been a leak from Ciba. Michael Clayton
  • Score: 4

10:57am Sun 8 Jun 14

Victor Clayton says...

Michael Clayton wrote:
Victor Clayton wrote:
Peter300 wrote:
lawsonio123 wrote:
Liddle may be a fair signing but would need replacing should City get promoted he is a good division one player
If City were promoted with Gary Liddle, then it would be a very good signing. If that were to happen, then it would be fair to give the player a chance in a higher division.
Even If he helped to get us promoted, but management thought him not good enough for the championship, then they could not justify keeping him.
On what basis would they try to 'justify' keeping him if they thought he was 'not good enough'?

I am seriously starting to wonder if there has been a leak from Ciba.
Loyalty. What has ciba got to do with it?
[quote][p][bold]Michael Clayton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Victor Clayton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Peter300[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lawsonio123[/bold] wrote: Liddle may be a fair signing but would need replacing should City get promoted he is a good division one player[/p][/quote]If City were promoted with Gary Liddle, then it would be a very good signing. If that were to happen, then it would be fair to give the player a chance in a higher division.[/p][/quote]Even If he helped to get us promoted, but management thought him not good enough for the championship, then they could not justify keeping him.[/p][/quote]On what basis would they try to 'justify' keeping him if they thought he was 'not good enough'? I am seriously starting to wonder if there has been a leak from Ciba.[/p][/quote]Loyalty. What has ciba got to do with it? Victor Clayton
  • Score: -2

11:03am Sun 8 Jun 14

lawsonio123 says...

Peter300 wrote:
lawsonio123 wrote:
Liddle may be a fair signing but would need replacing should City get promoted he is a good division one player
If City were promoted with Gary Liddle, then it would be a very good signing. If that were to happen, then it would be fair to give the player a chance in a higher division.
Oh Peter you have a oood point problem is some do not handle the higher grade to well but yes I agree with your logic Take care
[quote][p][bold]Peter300[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lawsonio123[/bold] wrote: Liddle may be a fair signing but would need replacing should City get promoted he is a good division one player[/p][/quote]If City were promoted with Gary Liddle, then it would be a very good signing. If that were to happen, then it would be fair to give the player a chance in a higher division.[/p][/quote]Oh Peter you have a oood point problem is some do not handle the higher grade to well but yes I agree with your logic Take care lawsonio123
  • Score: -5

9:43pm Sun 8 Jun 14

mrmuzzy says...

Bit of a joke signing.
where's all the money the chairmen promised after nakhi wells departure?
Total shambles. Parkinson should be given some money to spend instead of relying on free/loan deals.
Bit of a joke signing. where's all the money the chairmen promised after nakhi wells departure? Total shambles. Parkinson should be given some money to spend instead of relying on free/loan deals. mrmuzzy
  • Score: -4

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