Bantams boss Phil Parkinson urges Aaron Mclean to move up north

SMART MOVE: Aaron Mclean has been told to put down some roots in West Yorkshire ahead of next season

SMART MOVE: Aaron Mclean has been told to put down some roots in West Yorkshire ahead of next season

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

Aaron Mclean is under orders to put down some roots in West Yorkshire to get himself in the best position for City next season.

Phil Parkinson is confident that the former Premier League striker will kick on after finishing the last campaign with goals in the final two games.

But he wants Mclean, who joined on a two-and-a-half year deal from Hull in January, to underline his Valley Parade commitment by quitting London to secure a full-time base in the area.

Parkinson said: “We’ve had discussions about him moving up and being close by and I think he will get huge benefits from that.

“He was living in a hotel when he came and going from place to place.

“I spoke to him at the end of the season and said he needs to get a base up here and move closer to the training ground.

“We’ve insisted on that to be really part of what we are trying to create here, because he’s got undoubted ability to put the ball in the back of the net.”

The pressure was building on Mclean when it took him until his 11th City outing to get off the mark for his new club against Gillingham.

Two smartly-taken goals in the Crawley and Tranmere games in the last week lifted his tally to four from 18 starts.

Parkinson hopes that will provide a platform to build on ahead of his first full season – and feels that a settled home in the locality can only help.

The City boss added: “Aaron had a difficult start with us but I think with any striker you want to score early and build your confidence.

“Unfortunately that goal didn’t come but I always felt that he would score and I believe he can score.

“I’ve been in the press already to say I think it will be a big season for him. But he knows that he’s got to give himself the best chance of doing that by really committing himself to the club.

“He had a few bases when he first came and was staying in a hotel a lot of the time, which quite often happens.

“When there are so many games, it’s very difficult to be house-hunting through that period.

“I do feel that when he has got settled up here then physically he will be in a lot better shape to produce his best performances week in and week out.”

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8:52am Mon 9 Jun 14

Saltaire Bantam says...

It took him 10 games to get match fit then he can't even be bothered to move up north. Nice.
It took him 10 games to get match fit then he can't even be bothered to move up north. Nice. Saltaire Bantam
  • Score: -13

9:06am Mon 9 Jun 14

silverbantam says...

It seems a bit harsh to just pick on Aaron McLean.

He's not the only player not to live in West Yorkshire.

Last season both Gary Jones and Stephen Darby commuted from Merseyside and I assume even Phil Parkinson lives near Chorley which isn't that close.

Do the Boro lads Andrew Davies, Jason Kennedy and Matty Dolan still live on Teeside ?
It seems a bit harsh to just pick on Aaron McLean. He's not the only player not to live in West Yorkshire. Last season both Gary Jones and Stephen Darby commuted from Merseyside and I assume even Phil Parkinson lives near Chorley which isn't that close. Do the Boro lads Andrew Davies, Jason Kennedy and Matty Dolan still live on Teeside ? silverbantam
  • Score: 4

9:18am Mon 9 Jun 14

Michael Clayton says...

Clearly, the management want the best out of McLean and who can blame them for that? it is in everyone's interest to get the best out of the Goal Machine.
Clearly, the management want the best out of McLean and who can blame them for that? it is in everyone's interest to get the best out of the Goal Machine. Michael Clayton
  • Score: 6

9:18am Mon 9 Jun 14

Old Dave says...

There is a difference between an hour and a half commute from Merseyside or the north east, that many people in other lines of work do, and living out of a hotel room and/or facing a four hour trip home.
Like anything else, it only becomes an issue if performance isnt up to scratch.
There is a difference between an hour and a half commute from Merseyside or the north east, that many people in other lines of work do, and living out of a hotel room and/or facing a four hour trip home. Like anything else, it only becomes an issue if performance isnt up to scratch. Old Dave
  • Score: 8

9:19am Mon 9 Jun 14

SHANDY says...

silverbantam wrote:
It seems a bit harsh to just pick on Aaron McLean.

He's not the only player not to live in West Yorkshire.

Last season both Gary Jones and Stephen Darby commuted from Merseyside and I assume even Phil Parkinson lives near Chorley which isn't that close.

Do the Boro lads Andrew Davies, Jason Kennedy and Matty Dolan still live on Teeside ?
Big differance from teeside and London though to be fair only a hour or so from north.
[quote][p][bold]silverbantam[/bold] wrote: It seems a bit harsh to just pick on Aaron McLean. He's not the only player not to live in West Yorkshire. Last season both Gary Jones and Stephen Darby commuted from Merseyside and I assume even Phil Parkinson lives near Chorley which isn't that close. Do the Boro lads Andrew Davies, Jason Kennedy and Matty Dolan still live on Teeside ?[/p][/quote]Big differance from teeside and London though to be fair only a hour or so from north. SHANDY
  • Score: 6

9:27am Mon 9 Jun 14

Freddy says...

*
I Think ' Parky ' lives near YORK. Personally, I would not want to live within the catchment area of BraTfud. If players have family and children at established houses and schools, it is a major upheaval. I spent most of my 70 years moving all over the World ( 25 years RAF ). Moving somewhere in the region of 50 times.
*
The old idea that football players come from BraTfud etc., has long gone. When Clubs were using local Players etc., and you played local players from other towns and city's
*
I wonder what financial assistance is afforded to players, needing to move to the West Yorkshire Area. . Does this cost come out of the Half Million Players Budget for this Season ?. Especially as it would appear several players will need to move !.
*
I am surprised Mclean had not moved up to the Hull area. Unless he has major family ties DARN SOUTH !.
*
The fixture list is due soon ? -When ?. Plus more players to be signed, just before the first league match; Who will have not had pre-season with an ' Allenby ' fitness work-out. !
Much more important , for an ATTACKING SQUAD !!!???
*
* I Think ' Parky ' lives near YORK. Personally, I would not want to live within the catchment area of BraTfud. If players have family and children at established houses and schools, it is a major upheaval. I spent most of my 70 years moving all over the World ( 25 years RAF ). Moving somewhere in the region of 50 times. * The old idea that football players come from BraTfud etc., has long gone. When Clubs were using local Players etc., and you played local players from other towns and city's * I wonder what financial assistance is afforded to players, needing to move to the West Yorkshire Area. . Does this cost come out of the Half Million Players Budget for this Season ?. Especially as it would appear several players will need to move !. * I am surprised Mclean had not moved up to the Hull area. Unless he has major family ties DARN SOUTH !. * The fixture list is due soon ? -When ?. Plus more players to be signed, just before the first league match; Who will have not had pre-season with an ' Allenby ' fitness work-out. ! Much more important , for an ATTACKING SQUAD !!!??? * Freddy
  • Score: -10

9:31am Mon 9 Jun 14

Michael Clayton says...

Old Dave wrote:
There is a difference between an hour and a half commute from Merseyside or the north east, that many people in other lines of work do, and living out of a hotel room and/or facing a four hour trip home. Like anything else, it only becomes an issue if performance isnt up to scratch.
Yes Dave. There is definitely a cut-off point. Although I do not work in a physical capacity I have experience of these issues.

Any more than 75 miles / 90 minutes and it is better to stay over rather than trail home.

However, the next problem is sleeping in another bed. It might not sound like such a big deal but different surroundings can have a knock-on effect.
[quote][p][bold]Old Dave[/bold] wrote: There is a difference between an hour and a half commute from Merseyside or the north east, that many people in other lines of work do, and living out of a hotel room and/or facing a four hour trip home. Like anything else, it only becomes an issue if performance isnt up to scratch.[/p][/quote]Yes Dave. There is definitely a cut-off point. Although I do not work in a physical capacity I have experience of these issues. Any more than 75 miles / 90 minutes and it is better to stay over rather than trail home. However, the next problem is sleeping in another bed. It might not sound like such a big deal but different surroundings can have a knock-on effect. Michael Clayton
  • Score: 1

9:32am Mon 9 Jun 14

Plastic Bantam says...

Freddy wrote:
* I Think ' Parky ' lives near YORK. Personally, I would not want to live within the catchment area of BraTfud. If players have family and children at established houses and schools, it is a major upheaval. I spent most of my 70 years moving all over the World ( 25 years RAF ). Moving somewhere in the region of 50 times. * The old idea that football players come from BraTfud etc., has long gone. When Clubs were using local Players etc., and you played local players from other towns and city's * I wonder what financial assistance is afforded to players, needing to move to the West Yorkshire Area. . Does this cost come out of the Half Million Players Budget for this Season ?. Especially as it would appear several players will need to move !. * I am surprised Mclean had not moved up to the Hull area. Unless he has major family ties DARN SOUTH !. * The fixture list is due soon ? -When ?. Plus more players to be signed, just before the first league match; Who will have not had pre-season with an ' Allenby ' fitness work-out. ! Much more important , for an ATTACKING SQUAD !!!??? *
Are you just a bit slow!?

How many times do you need to be told the playing budget is NOT £500,000 for the season.. It is £500,000 down from the previous season!!!

Do you just sit there making stuff up.. you really do talk rubbish!!
[quote][p][bold]Freddy[/bold] wrote: * I Think ' Parky ' lives near YORK. Personally, I would not want to live within the catchment area of BraTfud. If players have family and children at established houses and schools, it is a major upheaval. I spent most of my 70 years moving all over the World ( 25 years RAF ). Moving somewhere in the region of 50 times. * The old idea that football players come from BraTfud etc., has long gone. When Clubs were using local Players etc., and you played local players from other towns and city's * I wonder what financial assistance is afforded to players, needing to move to the West Yorkshire Area. . Does this cost come out of the Half Million Players Budget for this Season ?. Especially as it would appear several players will need to move !. * I am surprised Mclean had not moved up to the Hull area. Unless he has major family ties DARN SOUTH !. * The fixture list is due soon ? -When ?. Plus more players to be signed, just before the first league match; Who will have not had pre-season with an ' Allenby ' fitness work-out. ! Much more important , for an ATTACKING SQUAD !!!??? *[/p][/quote]Are you just a bit slow!? How many times do you need to be told the playing budget is NOT £500,000 for the season.. It is £500,000 down from the previous season!!! Do you just sit there making stuff up.. you really do talk rubbish!! Plastic Bantam
  • Score: 10

9:37am Mon 9 Jun 14

BarneyA says...

Whatever happened to the rule that players had to live within 20 miles of the ground? Even Stan Collymore moved up North to play for us.
Whatever happened to the rule that players had to live within 20 miles of the ground? Even Stan Collymore moved up North to play for us. BarneyA
  • Score: 8

9:55am Mon 9 Jun 14

bcfc1903 says...

Good move on the club's part, living out of a suitcase isn't the best, clearly a move by McLean up to around the Bradford area is best for all concerned and being settled gives McLean the best possible chance of being a success.
Good move on the club's part, living out of a suitcase isn't the best, clearly a move by McLean up to around the Bradford area is best for all concerned and being settled gives McLean the best possible chance of being a success. bcfc1903
  • Score: 6

10:11am Mon 9 Jun 14

Peter300 says...

Saltaire Bantam wrote:
It took him 10 games to get match fit then he can't even be bothered to move up north. Nice.
Well, he obviously didn't move whilst he was at Hull. Jamie Lawrence never moved to the Bradford area, so presumably you questioned his commitment too. With all due respect, I suggest there are certain things that you cannot be bothered with as well.
[quote][p][bold]Saltaire Bantam[/bold] wrote: It took him 10 games to get match fit then he can't even be bothered to move up north. Nice.[/p][/quote]Well, he obviously didn't move whilst he was at Hull. Jamie Lawrence never moved to the Bradford area, so presumably you questioned his commitment too. With all due respect, I suggest there are certain things that you cannot be bothered with as well. Peter300
  • Score: -2

10:11am Mon 9 Jun 14

schroeder says...

Freddy wrote:
*
I Think ' Parky ' lives near YORK. Personally, I would not want to live within the catchment area of BraTfud. If players have family and children at established houses and schools, it is a major upheaval. I spent most of my 70 years moving all over the World ( 25 years RAF ). Moving somewhere in the region of 50 times.
*
The old idea that football players come from BraTfud etc., has long gone. When Clubs were using local Players etc., and you played local players from other towns and city's
*
I wonder what financial assistance is afforded to players, needing to move to the West Yorkshire Area. . Does this cost come out of the Half Million Players Budget for this Season ?. Especially as it would appear several players will need to move !.
*
I am surprised Mclean had not moved up to the Hull area. Unless he has major family ties DARN SOUTH !.
*
The fixture list is due soon ? -When ?. Plus more players to be signed, just before the first league match; Who will have not had pre-season with an ' Allenby ' fitness work-out. !
Much more important , for an ATTACKING SQUAD !!!???
*
There's plenty of nice areas with excellent schools not only in West Yorkshire but within the Bradford district.
[quote][p][bold]Freddy[/bold] wrote: * I Think ' Parky ' lives near YORK. Personally, I would not want to live within the catchment area of BraTfud. If players have family and children at established houses and schools, it is a major upheaval. I spent most of my 70 years moving all over the World ( 25 years RAF ). Moving somewhere in the region of 50 times. * The old idea that football players come from BraTfud etc., has long gone. When Clubs were using local Players etc., and you played local players from other towns and city's * I wonder what financial assistance is afforded to players, needing to move to the West Yorkshire Area. . Does this cost come out of the Half Million Players Budget for this Season ?. Especially as it would appear several players will need to move !. * I am surprised Mclean had not moved up to the Hull area. Unless he has major family ties DARN SOUTH !. * The fixture list is due soon ? -When ?. Plus more players to be signed, just before the first league match; Who will have not had pre-season with an ' Allenby ' fitness work-out. ! Much more important , for an ATTACKING SQUAD !!!??? *[/p][/quote]There's plenty of nice areas with excellent schools not only in West Yorkshire but within the Bradford district. schroeder
  • Score: 1

10:12am Mon 9 Jun 14

Nickloza says...

Agree he should move nearer but don't recall Reid being told to move up here, could be wrong though.
Agree he should move nearer but don't recall Reid being told to move up here, could be wrong though. Nickloza
  • Score: 1

10:12am Mon 9 Jun 14

Peter300 says...

silverbantam wrote:
It seems a bit harsh to just pick on Aaron McLean.

He's not the only player not to live in West Yorkshire.

Last season both Gary Jones and Stephen Darby commuted from Merseyside and I assume even Phil Parkinson lives near Chorley which isn't that close.

Do the Boro lads Andrew Davies, Jason Kennedy and Matty Dolan still live on Teeside ?
Ideally, all the players would live locally but it never happens for very obvious reasons.
[quote][p][bold]silverbantam[/bold] wrote: It seems a bit harsh to just pick on Aaron McLean. He's not the only player not to live in West Yorkshire. Last season both Gary Jones and Stephen Darby commuted from Merseyside and I assume even Phil Parkinson lives near Chorley which isn't that close. Do the Boro lads Andrew Davies, Jason Kennedy and Matty Dolan still live on Teeside ?[/p][/quote]Ideally, all the players would live locally but it never happens for very obvious reasons. Peter300
  • Score: 1

10:13am Mon 9 Jun 14

Nickloza says...

Peter300 wrote:
Saltaire Bantam wrote:
It took him 10 games to get match fit then he can't even be bothered to move up north. Nice.
Well, he obviously didn't move whilst he was at Hull. Jamie Lawrence never moved to the Bradford area, so presumably you questioned his commitment too. With all due respect, I suggest there are certain things that you cannot be bothered with as well.
Jamie lawrence lived near my relatives in Leeds.
[quote][p][bold]Peter300[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Saltaire Bantam[/bold] wrote: It took him 10 games to get match fit then he can't even be bothered to move up north. Nice.[/p][/quote]Well, he obviously didn't move whilst he was at Hull. Jamie Lawrence never moved to the Bradford area, so presumably you questioned his commitment too. With all due respect, I suggest there are certain things that you cannot be bothered with as well.[/p][/quote]Jamie lawrence lived near my relatives in Leeds. Nickloza
  • Score: 10

10:16am Mon 9 Jun 14

Peter300 says...

Freddy wrote:
*
I Think ' Parky ' lives near YORK. Personally, I would not want to live within the catchment area of BraTfud. If players have family and children at established houses and schools, it is a major upheaval. I spent most of my 70 years moving all over the World ( 25 years RAF ). Moving somewhere in the region of 50 times.
*
The old idea that football players come from BraTfud etc., has long gone. When Clubs were using local Players etc., and you played local players from other towns and city's
*
I wonder what financial assistance is afforded to players, needing to move to the West Yorkshire Area. . Does this cost come out of the Half Million Players Budget for this Season ?. Especially as it would appear several players will need to move !.
*
I am surprised Mclean had not moved up to the Hull area. Unless he has major family ties DARN SOUTH !.
*
The fixture list is due soon ? -When ?. Plus more players to be signed, just before the first league match; Who will have not had pre-season with an ' Allenby ' fitness work-out. !
Much more important , for an ATTACKING SQUAD !!!???
*
Well done Freddy. However, when are you going to get up to speed with what goes on with City's training. It really is about time you know!
[quote][p][bold]Freddy[/bold] wrote: * I Think ' Parky ' lives near YORK. Personally, I would not want to live within the catchment area of BraTfud. If players have family and children at established houses and schools, it is a major upheaval. I spent most of my 70 years moving all over the World ( 25 years RAF ). Moving somewhere in the region of 50 times. * The old idea that football players come from BraTfud etc., has long gone. When Clubs were using local Players etc., and you played local players from other towns and city's * I wonder what financial assistance is afforded to players, needing to move to the West Yorkshire Area. . Does this cost come out of the Half Million Players Budget for this Season ?. Especially as it would appear several players will need to move !. * I am surprised Mclean had not moved up to the Hull area. Unless he has major family ties DARN SOUTH !. * The fixture list is due soon ? -When ?. Plus more players to be signed, just before the first league match; Who will have not had pre-season with an ' Allenby ' fitness work-out. ! Much more important , for an ATTACKING SQUAD !!!??? *[/p][/quote]Well done Freddy. However, when are you going to get up to speed with what goes on with City's training. It really is about time you know! Peter300
  • Score: 1

10:20am Mon 9 Jun 14

Peter300 says...

Michael Clayton wrote:
Old Dave wrote:
There is a difference between an hour and a half commute from Merseyside or the north east, that many people in other lines of work do, and living out of a hotel room and/or facing a four hour trip home. Like anything else, it only becomes an issue if performance isnt up to scratch.
Yes Dave. There is definitely a cut-off point. Although I do not work in a physical capacity I have experience of these issues.

Any more than 75 miles / 90 minutes and it is better to stay over rather than trail home.

However, the next problem is sleeping in another bed. It might not sound like such a big deal but different surroundings can have a knock-on effect.
Yes, but many people can cope with this and it is no problem to them. It depends on the individual. If a player can find suitable accomodation locally through the week where he is happy then it should be OK.
[quote][p][bold]Michael Clayton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Old Dave[/bold] wrote: There is a difference between an hour and a half commute from Merseyside or the north east, that many people in other lines of work do, and living out of a hotel room and/or facing a four hour trip home. Like anything else, it only becomes an issue if performance isnt up to scratch.[/p][/quote]Yes Dave. There is definitely a cut-off point. Although I do not work in a physical capacity I have experience of these issues. Any more than 75 miles / 90 minutes and it is better to stay over rather than trail home. However, the next problem is sleeping in another bed. It might not sound like such a big deal but different surroundings can have a knock-on effect.[/p][/quote]Yes, but many people can cope with this and it is no problem to them. It depends on the individual. If a player can find suitable accomodation locally through the week where he is happy then it should be OK. Peter300
  • Score: 0

10:24am Mon 9 Jun 14

Peter300 says...

Plastic Bantam wrote:
Freddy wrote:
* I Think ' Parky ' lives near YORK. Personally, I would not want to live within the catchment area of BraTfud. If players have family and children at established houses and schools, it is a major upheaval. I spent most of my 70 years moving all over the World ( 25 years RAF ). Moving somewhere in the region of 50 times. * The old idea that football players come from BraTfud etc., has long gone. When Clubs were using local Players etc., and you played local players from other towns and city's * I wonder what financial assistance is afforded to players, needing to move to the West Yorkshire Area. . Does this cost come out of the Half Million Players Budget for this Season ?. Especially as it would appear several players will need to move !. * I am surprised Mclean had not moved up to the Hull area. Unless he has major family ties DARN SOUTH !. * The fixture list is due soon ? -When ?. Plus more players to be signed, just before the first league match; Who will have not had pre-season with an ' Allenby ' fitness work-out. ! Much more important , for an ATTACKING SQUAD !!!??? *
Are you just a bit slow!?

How many times do you need to be told the playing budget is NOT £500,000 for the season.. It is £500,000 down from the previous season!!!

Do you just sit there making stuff up.. you really do talk rubbish!!
A little harsh on Freddy. He was 25 years in the RAF you know! On the other hand, you do want to be on his case about the training at City. Try and convince him that the chap he thinks is City's fitness coach is an imposter.
[quote][p][bold]Plastic Bantam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Freddy[/bold] wrote: * I Think ' Parky ' lives near YORK. Personally, I would not want to live within the catchment area of BraTfud. If players have family and children at established houses and schools, it is a major upheaval. I spent most of my 70 years moving all over the World ( 25 years RAF ). Moving somewhere in the region of 50 times. * The old idea that football players come from BraTfud etc., has long gone. When Clubs were using local Players etc., and you played local players from other towns and city's * I wonder what financial assistance is afforded to players, needing to move to the West Yorkshire Area. . Does this cost come out of the Half Million Players Budget for this Season ?. Especially as it would appear several players will need to move !. * I am surprised Mclean had not moved up to the Hull area. Unless he has major family ties DARN SOUTH !. * The fixture list is due soon ? -When ?. Plus more players to be signed, just before the first league match; Who will have not had pre-season with an ' Allenby ' fitness work-out. ! Much more important , for an ATTACKING SQUAD !!!??? *[/p][/quote]Are you just a bit slow!? How many times do you need to be told the playing budget is NOT £500,000 for the season.. It is £500,000 down from the previous season!!! Do you just sit there making stuff up.. you really do talk rubbish!![/p][/quote]A little harsh on Freddy. He was 25 years in the RAF you know! On the other hand, you do want to be on his case about the training at City. Try and convince him that the chap he thinks is City's fitness coach is an imposter. Peter300
  • Score: 1

10:29am Mon 9 Jun 14

Peter300 says...

BarneyA wrote:
Whatever happened to the rule that players had to live within 20 miles of the ground? Even Stan Collymore moved up North to play for us.
You are about 25 years out of date. Sensible people realise these rules are impractical and unworkable. In an ideal world all the players would be 15 minutes from the training ground etc. I mean, even Parky has to commute on a morning from his idyllic location in the beautiful North Yorkshire countryside.
[quote][p][bold]BarneyA[/bold] wrote: Whatever happened to the rule that players had to live within 20 miles of the ground? Even Stan Collymore moved up North to play for us.[/p][/quote]You are about 25 years out of date. Sensible people realise these rules are impractical and unworkable. In an ideal world all the players would be 15 minutes from the training ground etc. I mean, even Parky has to commute on a morning from his idyllic location in the beautiful North Yorkshire countryside. Peter300
  • Score: 1

10:31am Mon 9 Jun 14

Michael Clayton says...

Peter300 wrote:
Michael Clayton wrote:
Old Dave wrote: There is a difference between an hour and a half commute from Merseyside or the north east, that many people in other lines of work do, and living out of a hotel room and/or facing a four hour trip home. Like anything else, it only becomes an issue if performance isnt up to scratch.
Yes Dave. There is definitely a cut-off point. Although I do not work in a physical capacity I have experience of these issues. Any more than 75 miles / 90 minutes and it is better to stay over rather than trail home. However, the next problem is sleeping in another bed. It might not sound like such a big deal but different surroundings can have a knock-on effect.
Yes, but many people can cope with this and it is no problem to them. It depends on the individual. If a player can find suitable accomodation locally through the week where he is happy then it should be OK.
It does depend on the individual. If a player is unable to move from his habitual/main address, then staying-over is a better (if not perfect) option.

I spoke to Chris Kamara about his playing spell at Luton. He said that he was "s*a*g*d" as a consequence of having to commute. (Trying not to laugh at his choice of word).

It all goes back to the idea of trying to get the best out of the player.
[quote][p][bold]Peter300[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Michael Clayton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Old Dave[/bold] wrote: There is a difference between an hour and a half commute from Merseyside or the north east, that many people in other lines of work do, and living out of a hotel room and/or facing a four hour trip home. Like anything else, it only becomes an issue if performance isnt up to scratch.[/p][/quote]Yes Dave. There is definitely a cut-off point. Although I do not work in a physical capacity I have experience of these issues. Any more than 75 miles / 90 minutes and it is better to stay over rather than trail home. However, the next problem is sleeping in another bed. It might not sound like such a big deal but different surroundings can have a knock-on effect.[/p][/quote]Yes, but many people can cope with this and it is no problem to them. It depends on the individual. If a player can find suitable accomodation locally through the week where he is happy then it should be OK.[/p][/quote]It does depend on the individual. If a player is unable to move from his habitual/main address, then staying-over is a better (if not perfect) option. I spoke to Chris Kamara about his playing spell at Luton. He said that he was "s*a*g*d" as a consequence of having to commute. (Trying not to laugh at his choice of word). It all goes back to the idea of trying to get the best out of the player. Michael Clayton
  • Score: 0

10:34am Mon 9 Jun 14

Peter300 says...

bcfc1903 wrote:
Good move on the club's part, living out of a suitcase isn't the best, clearly a move by McLean up to around the Bradford area is best for all concerned and being settled gives McLean the best possible chance of being a success.
Is Kyel Reid another London man? The point is you do not know or understand Aaron's personal circumstances. When you have investigated this, you can come back and offer a solution. A solution which may not involve the player moving (buying/renting) to Bradford.
[quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: Good move on the club's part, living out of a suitcase isn't the best, clearly a move by McLean up to around the Bradford area is best for all concerned and being settled gives McLean the best possible chance of being a success.[/p][/quote]Is Kyel Reid another London man? The point is you do not know or understand Aaron's personal circumstances. When you have investigated this, you can come back and offer a solution. A solution which may not involve the player moving (buying/renting) to Bradford. Peter300
  • Score: -2

10:38am Mon 9 Jun 14

Michael Clayton says...

Peter300 wrote:
BarneyA wrote: Whatever happened to the rule that players had to live within 20 miles of the ground? Even Stan Collymore moved up North to play for us.
You are about 25 years out of date. Sensible people realise these rules are impractical and unworkable. In an ideal world all the players would be 15 minutes from the training ground etc. I mean, even Parky has to commute on a morning from his idyllic location in the beautiful North Yorkshire countryside.
The distance is not relevant. It is the amount of time spent sitting in traffic that counts.

Travelling to the training ground from North Yorkshire takes about as much time as getting from an idyllic location in Keighley to the beautiful city that is Bradford.
[quote][p][bold]Peter300[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BarneyA[/bold] wrote: Whatever happened to the rule that players had to live within 20 miles of the ground? Even Stan Collymore moved up North to play for us.[/p][/quote]You are about 25 years out of date. Sensible people realise these rules are impractical and unworkable. In an ideal world all the players would be 15 minutes from the training ground etc. I mean, even Parky has to commute on a morning from his idyllic location in the beautiful North Yorkshire countryside.[/p][/quote]The distance is not relevant. It is the amount of time spent sitting in traffic that counts. Travelling to the training ground from North Yorkshire takes about as much time as getting from an idyllic location in Keighley to the beautiful city that is Bradford. Michael Clayton
  • Score: 0

10:42am Mon 9 Jun 14

whisky1 says...

Nickloza wrote:
Peter300 wrote:
Saltaire Bantam wrote: It took him 10 games to get match fit then he can't even be bothered to move up north. Nice.
Well, he obviously didn't move whilst he was at Hull. Jamie Lawrence never moved to the Bradford area, so presumably you questioned his commitment too. With all due respect, I suggest there are certain things that you cannot be bothered with as well.
Jamie lawrence lived near my relatives in Leeds.
lol..I used to live next door to Charlie Rackstraw
[quote][p][bold]Nickloza[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Peter300[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Saltaire Bantam[/bold] wrote: It took him 10 games to get match fit then he can't even be bothered to move up north. Nice.[/p][/quote]Well, he obviously didn't move whilst he was at Hull. Jamie Lawrence never moved to the Bradford area, so presumably you questioned his commitment too. With all due respect, I suggest there are certain things that you cannot be bothered with as well.[/p][/quote]Jamie lawrence lived near my relatives in Leeds.[/p][/quote]lol..I used to live next door to Charlie Rackstraw whisky1
  • Score: 4

11:20am Mon 9 Jun 14

allannicho says...

He will be ok up Harrogate way.
He will be ok up Harrogate way. allannicho
  • Score: 5

11:39am Mon 9 Jun 14

lawsonio123 says...

Clayton a nice area The villages Wilsden and Harden and Rawdon plenty to choose from should he wish to move
Clayton a nice area The villages Wilsden and Harden and Rawdon plenty to choose from should he wish to move lawsonio123
  • Score: 0

11:46am Mon 9 Jun 14

Dave2610 says...

Reid lives in the house near lane ends which is owned y the club a few of the lads say their apparently!!
Reid lives in the house near lane ends which is owned y the club a few of the lads say their apparently!! Dave2610
  • Score: 0

11:49am Mon 9 Jun 14

tyker7745 says...

I am surprised the club did not make it a part of any contract tat the player must live within say 30 miles of the club and it's training facilities.
I am surprised the club did not make it a part of any contract tat the player must live within say 30 miles of the club and it's training facilities. tyker7745
  • Score: 1

11:55am Mon 9 Jun 14

Bantam Dubai says...

Freddy wrote:
*
I Think ' Parky ' lives near YORK. Personally, I would not want to live within the catchment area of BraTfud. If players have family and children at established houses and schools, it is a major upheaval. I spent most of my 70 years moving all over the World ( 25 years RAF ). Moving somewhere in the region of 50 times.
*
The old idea that football players come from BraTfud etc., has long gone. When Clubs were using local Players etc., and you played local players from other towns and city's
*
I wonder what financial assistance is afforded to players, needing to move to the West Yorkshire Area. . Does this cost come out of the Half Million Players Budget for this Season ?. Especially as it would appear several players will need to move !.
*
I am surprised Mclean had not moved up to the Hull area. Unless he has major family ties DARN SOUTH !.
*
The fixture list is due soon ? -When ?. Plus more players to be signed, just before the first league match; Who will have not had pre-season with an ' Allenby ' fitness work-out. !
Much more important , for an ATTACKING SQUAD !!!???
*
I believe that Parky lives in a village close to Tockwith, Wetherby.
[quote][p][bold]Freddy[/bold] wrote: * I Think ' Parky ' lives near YORK. Personally, I would not want to live within the catchment area of BraTfud. If players have family and children at established houses and schools, it is a major upheaval. I spent most of my 70 years moving all over the World ( 25 years RAF ). Moving somewhere in the region of 50 times. * The old idea that football players come from BraTfud etc., has long gone. When Clubs were using local Players etc., and you played local players from other towns and city's * I wonder what financial assistance is afforded to players, needing to move to the West Yorkshire Area. . Does this cost come out of the Half Million Players Budget for this Season ?. Especially as it would appear several players will need to move !. * I am surprised Mclean had not moved up to the Hull area. Unless he has major family ties DARN SOUTH !. * The fixture list is due soon ? -When ?. Plus more players to be signed, just before the first league match; Who will have not had pre-season with an ' Allenby ' fitness work-out. ! Much more important , for an ATTACKING SQUAD !!!??? *[/p][/quote]I believe that Parky lives in a village close to Tockwith, Wetherby. Bantam Dubai
  • Score: 1

1:08pm Mon 9 Jun 14

karliboy says...

im sure kyle reid still lives in london too,and hes been here over 2 years!
im sure kyle reid still lives in london too,and hes been here over 2 years! karliboy
  • Score: -1

1:16pm Mon 9 Jun 14

spleen ventor says...

I know...let's find another stick with which to beat McLean with...who gives a shiney $hite where he lives....Next some clowns on here will be saying Hanson lives too close!
I also find it a little irresponsible disclosing an employees personal details in the press...why not print where we all live in relation to where we work!
I know...let's find another stick with which to beat McLean with...who gives a shiney $hite where he lives....Next some clowns on here will be saying Hanson lives too close! I also find it a little irresponsible disclosing an employees personal details in the press...why not print where we all live in relation to where we work! spleen ventor
  • Score: 3

2:06pm Mon 9 Jun 14

bcfc mad85 says...

I couldn't give a monkey's where he live's all that matters to me is he score's goals and starts the new season as he finished the last 20 goals plus as we push for promotion
I couldn't give a monkey's where he live's all that matters to me is he score's goals and starts the new season as he finished the last 20 goals plus as we push for promotion bcfc mad85
  • Score: 1

4:07pm Mon 9 Jun 14

Cyprus Bantam says...

tyker7745 wrote:
I am surprised the club did not make it a part of any contract tat the player must live within say 30 miles of the club and it's training facilities.
No body would sign!
[quote][p][bold]tyker7745[/bold] wrote: I am surprised the club did not make it a part of any contract tat the player must live within say 30 miles of the club and it's training facilities.[/p][/quote]No body would sign! Cyprus Bantam
  • Score: 0

4:36pm Mon 9 Jun 14

Out of site says...

He should blend in well in bradford
He should blend in well in bradford Out of site
  • Score: -5

4:37pm Mon 9 Jun 14

Michael Clayton says...

Out of site wrote:
He should blend in well in bradford
Moron
[quote][p][bold]Out of site[/bold] wrote: He should blend in well in bradford[/p][/quote]Moron Michael Clayton
  • Score: 2

5:06pm Mon 9 Jun 14

Out of site says...

Michael Clayton wrote:
Out of site wrote:
He should blend in well in bradford
Moron
Do-gooder
[quote][p][bold]Michael Clayton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Out of site[/bold] wrote: He should blend in well in bradford[/p][/quote]Moron[/p][/quote]Do-gooder Out of site
  • Score: 0

5:11pm Mon 9 Jun 14

Michael Clayton says...

Out of site wrote:
Michael Clayton wrote:
Out of site wrote: He should blend in well in bradford
Moron
Do-gooder
Out of site (coward) and full of s*ite.
[quote][p][bold]Out of site[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Michael Clayton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Out of site[/bold] wrote: He should blend in well in bradford[/p][/quote]Moron[/p][/quote]Do-gooder[/p][/quote]Out of site (coward) and full of s*ite. Michael Clayton
  • Score: 1

5:50pm Mon 9 Jun 14

Out of site says...

Michael Clayton wrote:
Out of site wrote:
Michael Clayton wrote:
Out of site wrote: He should blend in well in bradford
Moron
Do-gooder
Out of site (coward) and full of s*ite.
Do-gooder with a foul mouth,lift your head out of the sand and smell the coffee.
[quote][p][bold]Michael Clayton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Out of site[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Michael Clayton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Out of site[/bold] wrote: He should blend in well in bradford[/p][/quote]Moron[/p][/quote]Do-gooder[/p][/quote]Out of site (coward) and full of s*ite.[/p][/quote]Do-gooder with a foul mouth,lift your head out of the sand and smell the coffee. Out of site
  • Score: -1

6:00pm Mon 9 Jun 14

Michael Clayton says...

Out of site wrote:
Michael Clayton wrote:
Out of site wrote:
Michael Clayton wrote:
Out of site wrote: He should blend in well in bradford
Moron
Do-gooder
Out of site (coward) and full of s*ite.
Do-gooder with a foul mouth,lift your head out of the sand and smell the coffee.
Expressing an opinion i.e. you are a moron. Why is that being a do-gooder?
[quote][p][bold]Out of site[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Michael Clayton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Out of site[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Michael Clayton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Out of site[/bold] wrote: He should blend in well in bradford[/p][/quote]Moron[/p][/quote]Do-gooder[/p][/quote]Out of site (coward) and full of s*ite.[/p][/quote]Do-gooder with a foul mouth,lift your head out of the sand and smell the coffee.[/p][/quote]Expressing an opinion i.e. you are a moron. Why is that being a do-gooder? Michael Clayton
  • Score: -1

7:42pm Mon 9 Jun 14

bcfcincheshire says...

No one says McLean has to live in any particular area but it makes complete and rational sense to relocate within 50 miles of the City...that way he can have a more normal life...it has been his choice to sign for Hull and Bradford after all...there are many areas within 50 miles that will provide everything andmore that London has to offer...he could have limited himself to south eastern clubs if that was key...I think Parky is absolutely right and has obviously identified it as an influential factor in what is a major season ahead for Aaron and the club...moving up north is a normal aspect of having a northern job and shouldn't really be an issue or a problem. ..it would show his priorities are right and underline his commitment.
No one says McLean has to live in any particular area but it makes complete and rational sense to relocate within 50 miles of the City...that way he can have a more normal life...it has been his choice to sign for Hull and Bradford after all...there are many areas within 50 miles that will provide everything andmore that London has to offer...he could have limited himself to south eastern clubs if that was key...I think Parky is absolutely right and has obviously identified it as an influential factor in what is a major season ahead for Aaron and the club...moving up north is a normal aspect of having a northern job and shouldn't really be an issue or a problem. ..it would show his priorities are right and underline his commitment. bcfcincheshire
  • Score: 0

11:04pm Mon 9 Jun 14

Prisoner Cell Block A says...

Out of site wrote:
He should blend in well in bradford
Thank you for your valued input, please explain how you managed it with your knuckles all scraped and bleeding.

Travelling, sat in a rigid position is terrible for sportsmen. Muscles tighten and bunch making training and playing much more difficult, hence one of the reasons teams stay over pre match.
[quote][p][bold]Out of site[/bold] wrote: He should blend in well in bradford[/p][/quote]Thank you for your valued input, please explain how you managed it with your knuckles all scraped and bleeding. Travelling, sat in a rigid position is terrible for sportsmen. Muscles tighten and bunch making training and playing much more difficult, hence one of the reasons teams stay over pre match. Prisoner Cell Block A
  • Score: 0

1:08am Tue 10 Jun 14

Waynus1971 says...

I just don't understand why PP even had to make an issue out of this. Mclean made a slow start and, as PP himself pointed out, when you don't get that first goal, you tend to stress about it more. PP made a point of telling the press that PP had settled in well, was working very hard and that the goals would come. He scored on his 11th appearance and has now scored 4 in his last 8 starts. If he can continue that run, he would be looking at 23+ goals next season. So why is this such a big issue?????

As some others have pointed out, I don't recall PP making such a public comment against Reid! Or for that matter, the guys up in the North East. From Middlesboro to Leeds takes just over 1.5hrs but driving through Apperley Bridge can easily add another 3-/45mins to that journey. You can get a train from Kings Cross to Leeds in just 2.5hrs, so not much different really!

At the end of the day, the commute to/from London was probably only once a week anyway. The story explains he was living in a hotel during the week and that is nothing unusual; so why the public comment from PP???
I just don't understand why PP even had to make an issue out of this. Mclean made a slow start and, as PP himself pointed out, when you don't get that first goal, you tend to stress about it more. PP made a point of telling the press that PP had settled in well, was working very hard and that the goals would come. He scored on his 11th appearance and has now scored 4 in his last 8 starts. If he can continue that run, he would be looking at 23+ goals next season. So why is this such a big issue????? As some others have pointed out, I don't recall PP making such a public comment against Reid! Or for that matter, the guys up in the North East. From Middlesboro to Leeds takes just over 1.5hrs but driving through Apperley Bridge can easily add another 3-/45mins to that journey. You can get a train from Kings Cross to Leeds in just 2.5hrs, so not much different really! At the end of the day, the commute to/from London was probably only once a week anyway. The story explains he was living in a hotel during the week and that is nothing unusual; so why the public comment from PP??? Waynus1971
  • Score: -1

9:47am Tue 10 Jun 14

torreyman says...

Mclean could live on Baildon Moors a run on the moors every day would soon get him fit !!!
Mclean could live on Baildon Moors a run on the moors every day would soon get him fit !!! torreyman
  • Score: 0

12:17pm Tue 10 Jun 14

Michael Clayton says...

...and then he could go for a bike ride to Ilkley Lido and do some lengths before kayaking down the River Wharfe towards the Apperley Bridge training complex?
...and then he could go for a bike ride to Ilkley Lido and do some lengths before kayaking down the River Wharfe towards the Apperley Bridge training complex? Michael Clayton
  • Score: 1

12:18pm Tue 10 Jun 14

Michael Clayton says...

Michael Clayton wrote:
...and then he could go for a bike ride to Ilkley Lido and do some lengths before kayaking down the River Wharfe towards the Apperley Bridge training complex?
Assuming the tide is going out of course. Would not want to make it easy for him.
[quote][p][bold]Michael Clayton[/bold] wrote: ...and then he could go for a bike ride to Ilkley Lido and do some lengths before kayaking down the River Wharfe towards the Apperley Bridge training complex?[/p][/quote]Assuming the tide is going out of course. Would not want to make it easy for him. Michael Clayton
  • Score: 1

12:50pm Tue 10 Jun 14

Out of site says...

To get his arms fit he could do banana bending.
To get his arms fit he could do banana bending. Out of site
  • Score: -3

2:00pm Tue 10 Jun 14

Michael Clayton says...

Out of site wrote:
To get his arms fit he could do banana bending.
You are even more of an idiot to put your thoughts in writing. I am not going to waste any more time by reporting you. However, you could end up in big trouble if someone takes offence and decides to track you down.
[quote][p][bold]Out of site[/bold] wrote: To get his arms fit he could do banana bending.[/p][/quote]You are even more of an idiot to put your thoughts in writing. I am not going to waste any more time by reporting you. However, you could end up in big trouble if someone takes offence and decides to track you down. Michael Clayton
  • Score: -1

2:55pm Tue 10 Jun 14

Out of site says...

Michael Clayton wrote:
Out of site wrote:
To get his arms fit he could do banana bending.
You are even more of an idiot to put your thoughts in writing. I am not going to waste any more time by reporting you. However, you could end up in big trouble if someone takes offence and decides to track you down.
How you interpret it is up to you,no offence was meant.bernard manning joked like this all the time.i could report you for your veiled threat but I won't,you are childish.
[quote][p][bold]Michael Clayton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Out of site[/bold] wrote: To get his arms fit he could do banana bending.[/p][/quote]You are even more of an idiot to put your thoughts in writing. I am not going to waste any more time by reporting you. However, you could end up in big trouble if someone takes offence and decides to track you down.[/p][/quote]How you interpret it is up to you,no offence was meant.bernard manning joked like this all the time.i could report you for your veiled threat but I won't,you are childish. Out of site
  • Score: 1

3:24pm Tue 10 Jun 14

Michael Clayton says...

Out of site wrote:
Michael Clayton wrote:
Out of site wrote:
To get his arms fit he could do banana bending.
You are even more of an idiot to put your thoughts in writing. I am not going to waste any more time by reporting you. However, you could end up in big trouble if someone takes offence and decides to track you down.
How you interpret it is up to you,no offence was meant.bernard manning joked like this all the time.i could report you for your veiled threat but I won't,you are childish.
Using Bernard Manning as your justification. Oh dear.

Anyway, a veiled comment is something that is expressed in a disguised form rather than directly and openly. If you read back, you will see that I made my position absolutely clear. Yet another mistake from you.

However, I suggest that remarks like "He should blend in well in bradford" and "To get his arms fit he could do banana bending" are racially motivated. I would not like to be in your shoes.

The reason why I called you a moron (yesterday) is because of your "blend in" remark. If you had any understanding of the demographics in Bradford, you would know that the Afro-Caribbean population makes up about 2%.

In trying to be clever, you are making a fool of yourself.
[quote][p][bold]Out of site[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Michael Clayton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Out of site[/bold] wrote: To get his arms fit he could do banana bending.[/p][/quote]You are even more of an idiot to put your thoughts in writing. I am not going to waste any more time by reporting you. However, you could end up in big trouble if someone takes offence and decides to track you down.[/p][/quote]How you interpret it is up to you,no offence was meant.bernard manning joked like this all the time.i could report you for your veiled threat but I won't,you are childish.[/p][/quote]Using Bernard Manning as your justification. Oh dear. Anyway, a veiled comment is something that is expressed in a disguised form rather than directly and openly. If you read back, you will see that I made my position absolutely clear. Yet another mistake from you. However, I suggest that remarks like "He should blend in well in bradford" and "To get his arms fit he could do banana bending" are racially motivated. I would not like to be in your shoes. The reason why I called you a moron (yesterday) is because of your "blend in" remark. If you had any understanding of the demographics in Bradford, you would know that the Afro-Caribbean population makes up about 2%. In trying to be clever, you are making a fool of yourself. Michael Clayton
  • Score: -1

4:28pm Tue 10 Jun 14

Out of site says...

Michael Clayton wrote:
Out of site wrote:
Michael Clayton wrote:
Out of site wrote:
To get his arms fit he could do banana bending.
You are even more of an idiot to put your thoughts in writing. I am not going to waste any more time by reporting you. However, you could end up in big trouble if someone takes offence and decides to track you down.
How you interpret it is up to you,no offence was meant.bernard manning joked like this all the time.i could report you for your veiled threat but I won't,you are childish.
Using Bernard Manning as your justification. Oh dear.

Anyway, a veiled comment is something that is expressed in a disguised form rather than directly and openly. If you read back, you will see that I made my position absolutely clear. Yet another mistake from you.

However, I suggest that remarks like "He should blend in well in bradford" and "To get his arms fit he could do banana bending" are racially motivated. I would not like to be in your shoes.

The reason why I called you a moron (yesterday) is because of your "blend in" remark. If you had any understanding of the demographics in Bradford, you would know that the Afro-Caribbean population makes up about 2%.

In trying to be clever, you are making a fool of yourself.
Look in the mirror.
[quote][p][bold]Michael Clayton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Out of site[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Michael Clayton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Out of site[/bold] wrote: To get his arms fit he could do banana bending.[/p][/quote]You are even more of an idiot to put your thoughts in writing. I am not going to waste any more time by reporting you. However, you could end up in big trouble if someone takes offence and decides to track you down.[/p][/quote]How you interpret it is up to you,no offence was meant.bernard manning joked like this all the time.i could report you for your veiled threat but I won't,you are childish.[/p][/quote]Using Bernard Manning as your justification. Oh dear. Anyway, a veiled comment is something that is expressed in a disguised form rather than directly and openly. If you read back, you will see that I made my position absolutely clear. Yet another mistake from you. However, I suggest that remarks like "He should blend in well in bradford" and "To get his arms fit he could do banana bending" are racially motivated. I would not like to be in your shoes. The reason why I called you a moron (yesterday) is because of your "blend in" remark. If you had any understanding of the demographics in Bradford, you would know that the Afro-Caribbean population makes up about 2%. In trying to be clever, you are making a fool of yourself.[/p][/quote]Look in the mirror. Out of site
  • Score: 1

4:36pm Tue 10 Jun 14

Michael Clayton says...

Out of site wrote:
Michael Clayton wrote:
Out of site wrote:
Michael Clayton wrote:
Out of site wrote:
To get his arms fit he could do banana bending.
You are even more of an idiot to put your thoughts in writing. I am not going to waste any more time by reporting you. However, you could end up in big trouble if someone takes offence and decides to track you down.
How you interpret it is up to you,no offence was meant.bernard manning joked like this all the time.i could report you for your veiled threat but I won't,you are childish.
Using Bernard Manning as your justification. Oh dear.

Anyway, a veiled comment is something that is expressed in a disguised form rather than directly and openly. If you read back, you will see that I made my position absolutely clear. Yet another mistake from you.

However, I suggest that remarks like "He should blend in well in bradford" and "To get his arms fit he could do banana bending" are racially motivated. I would not like to be in your shoes.

The reason why I called you a moron (yesterday) is because of your "blend in" remark. If you had any understanding of the demographics in Bradford, you would know that the Afro-Caribbean population makes up about 2%.

In trying to be clever, you are making a fool of yourself.
Look in the mirror.
Yes I can.
[quote][p][bold]Out of site[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Michael Clayton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Out of site[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Michael Clayton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Out of site[/bold] wrote: To get his arms fit he could do banana bending.[/p][/quote]You are even more of an idiot to put your thoughts in writing. I am not going to waste any more time by reporting you. However, you could end up in big trouble if someone takes offence and decides to track you down.[/p][/quote]How you interpret it is up to you,no offence was meant.bernard manning joked like this all the time.i could report you for your veiled threat but I won't,you are childish.[/p][/quote]Using Bernard Manning as your justification. Oh dear. Anyway, a veiled comment is something that is expressed in a disguised form rather than directly and openly. If you read back, you will see that I made my position absolutely clear. Yet another mistake from you. However, I suggest that remarks like "He should blend in well in bradford" and "To get his arms fit he could do banana bending" are racially motivated. I would not like to be in your shoes. The reason why I called you a moron (yesterday) is because of your "blend in" remark. If you had any understanding of the demographics in Bradford, you would know that the Afro-Caribbean population makes up about 2%. In trying to be clever, you are making a fool of yourself.[/p][/quote]Look in the mirror.[/p][/quote]Yes I can. Michael Clayton
  • Score: 0

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