Nathan Doyle departs Bradford City

Departing midfielder Nathan Doyle

Departing midfielder Nathan Doyle

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Nathan Doyle's Bradford City career is officially over.

The central midfielder made 127 total appearances in two spells at Valley Parade.

But he finds himself surplus to requirements after Phil Parkinson snapped up Gary Liddle today to follow Billy Knott.

Parkinson said: “We have decided to shake hands with Doyley and part our separate ways.

“We thank him for all of his efforts over the last two years he has been with the club and we wish him all the very best for the future.”

Doyle played 94 games in two years under Parkinson, including 42 last season. He previously spent five months on loan with City from Derby in 2006.

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2:38pm Mon 9 Jun 14

Dave2610 says...

Goo luck to Nathan but this may bite us in the arse must sign another bully to take is place!!!
Goo luck to Nathan but this may bite us in the arse must sign another bully to take is place!!! Dave2610
  • Score: 2

2:39pm Mon 9 Jun 14

Plastic Bantam says...

Best of luck Doyle, Great player for the club. Sometimes it's just for the best for both parties!
Best of luck Doyle, Great player for the club. Sometimes it's just for the best for both parties! Plastic Bantam
  • Score: 8

2:41pm Mon 9 Jun 14

bcfc1903 says...

Sorry to see Nathan depart, I guess possibly we couldn't agree terms or maybe Nathan wanted a fresh challenge, whatever the reason thanks Nathan for your fantastic contribution to BCFC's success over the last two seasons. Good luck to you and your family !!!!
Sorry to see Nathan depart, I guess possibly we couldn't agree terms or maybe Nathan wanted a fresh challenge, whatever the reason thanks Nathan for your fantastic contribution to BCFC's success over the last two seasons. Good luck to you and your family !!!! bcfc1903
  • Score: 18

2:42pm Mon 9 Jun 14

Nickloza says...

Good luck and thanks, Liddle hopefully the new signings will step up to the plate.
Good luck and thanks, Liddle hopefully the new signings will step up to the plate. Nickloza
  • Score: 8

2:44pm Mon 9 Jun 14

Nickloza says...

Good luck and thanks, hopefully the new signings will step up to the plate.
Good luck and thanks, hopefully the new signings will step up to the plate. Nickloza
  • Score: 2

2:46pm Mon 9 Jun 14

Nickloza says...

Nickloza wrote:
Good luck and thanks, Liddle hopefully the new signings will step up to the plate.
Edit option needed lol
[quote][p][bold]Nickloza[/bold] wrote: Good luck and thanks, Liddle hopefully the new signings will step up to the plate.[/p][/quote]Edit option needed lol Nickloza
  • Score: 1

2:46pm Mon 9 Jun 14

whisky1 says...

Doyley has bags of quality but perhaps dips in form he had in both seasons with us cost him another offer.
Doyley has bags of quality but perhaps dips in form he had in both seasons with us cost him another offer. whisky1
  • Score: 6

2:48pm Mon 9 Jun 14

BD16 says...

It's probably down to finance as much as anything else. Nathan dropped from the championship to play for us and I bet that he's been on a pretty large salary. As we are cutting the budget by 500k he would be one to lose if he won't take a cut.

Good luck to him. I hope he get's a good club somewhere.
It's probably down to finance as much as anything else. Nathan dropped from the championship to play for us and I bet that he's been on a pretty large salary. As we are cutting the budget by 500k he would be one to lose if he won't take a cut. Good luck to him. I hope he get's a good club somewhere. BD16
  • Score: 13

3:09pm Mon 9 Jun 14

Prisoner Cell Block A says...

A pity with my heart, a shrewd move with my head.

A cost save is most likely but maybe a more dynamic middle of the park is in the managers mind.
A pity with my heart, a shrewd move with my head. A cost save is most likely but maybe a more dynamic middle of the park is in the managers mind. Prisoner Cell Block A
  • Score: 8

3:33pm Mon 9 Jun 14

Peter300 says...

Best of luck Nathan. A very good defensive midfielder.
Best of luck Nathan. A very good defensive midfielder. Peter300
  • Score: 5

3:36pm Mon 9 Jun 14

Baby Bantam says...

Jason Kennedy to follow suit?
What's done is done and people shouldn't get hung up in the past, Liddles here now and we should give him a warm welcome to Valley Parade and hope he can be the nasty git in the middle of the park we need :)
Jason Kennedy to follow suit? What's done is done and people shouldn't get hung up in the past, Liddles here now and we should give him a warm welcome to Valley Parade and hope he can be the nasty git in the middle of the park we need :) Baby Bantam
  • Score: 5

6:59pm Mon 9 Jun 14

Victor Clayton says...

Great player on his day, but he did seem to have lost a bit of desire.
Great player on his day, but he did seem to have lost a bit of desire. Victor Clayton
  • Score: 2

7:04pm Mon 9 Jun 14

schroeder says...

Didn't rate him last season. Liddle and Knott seem like better players. Good luck to him though.
Didn't rate him last season. Liddle and Knott seem like better players. Good luck to him though. schroeder
  • Score: 5

7:14pm Mon 9 Jun 14

Simply the truth. says...

Disappointed to see Doyle leave. He's been fantastic for us.
Disappointed to see Doyle leave. He's been fantastic for us. Simply the truth.
  • Score: 3

11:28pm Mon 9 Jun 14

Avenger78 says...

Glad hes gone.. the current last season midfield team, was not going to do nothing in league 1 only a reshaped midfield we can move forward

But good luck to the lad he was a great player in league 2 but a alright one in league 1
Glad hes gone.. the current last season midfield team, was not going to do nothing in league 1 only a reshaped midfield we can move forward But good luck to the lad he was a great player in league 2 but a alright one in league 1 Avenger78
  • Score: 2

12:41am Tue 10 Jun 14

Waynus1971 says...

I can't say I know too much of Liddle, apart from what I have read. However, to lose someone of Doyle's quality and experience is a massive loss. I can't say I am surprised though; whenever PP wanted to shake up his midfield, it was Doyle that got dropped (not Jones). So when Jones was released, I have been expecting the worse for Doyle too.

We now need to get a keeper signed up (still no news on Johnny Mc) and a left-back (as Meredith has yet to sign either). I'm still bemused that de Vita hasn't been released. I'm certain there are better right-wingers/midfie
lders out there for his (expected) wages.

Our possible team (as things stand) still needs strengthening, but PP has made a good start;

Gk - UNKNOWN
Rb - Darby
Cb - McArdle
Cb - Davies
Lb - UNKNOWN
Rm - UNKNOWN
Cm - Liddle
Cm - Knott
Lm - Yeates
Cf - Hanson
Cf - Mclean

We need a keeper, left-back and right-midfielder as must-haves and then a winger that can play on either flank, a full-back that can cover either position and at least 1 striker (with pace).

Good luck Parkinson
I can't say I know too much of Liddle, apart from what I have read. However, to lose someone of Doyle's quality and experience is a massive loss. I can't say I am surprised though; whenever PP wanted to shake up his midfield, it was Doyle that got dropped (not Jones). So when Jones was released, I have been expecting the worse for Doyle too. We now need to get a keeper signed up (still no news on Johnny Mc) and a left-back (as Meredith has yet to sign either). I'm still bemused that de Vita hasn't been released. I'm certain there are better right-wingers/midfie lders out there for his (expected) wages. Our possible team (as things stand) still needs strengthening, but PP has made a good start; Gk - UNKNOWN Rb - Darby Cb - McArdle Cb - Davies Lb - UNKNOWN Rm - UNKNOWN Cm - Liddle Cm - Knott Lm - Yeates Cf - Hanson Cf - Mclean We need a keeper, left-back and right-midfielder as must-haves and then a winger that can play on either flank, a full-back that can cover either position and at least 1 striker (with pace). Good luck Parkinson Waynus1971
  • Score: 0

3:32am Tue 10 Jun 14

Aussie Bantam says...

need player's who can score goal's, not many club's want to release hot shots. Its amazing looking at the stat's of all team's the % of shot's that are off target'
.In this day and age of packed defence's , I believe the best tactic is to develop the fast break from defence and catch the opposition napping. the team may lose the ball with this tactic but no easier than booting the ball up- field hoping to get the ball before the other team.
need player's who can score goal's, not many club's want to release hot shots. Its amazing looking at the stat's of all team's the % of shot's that are off target' .In this day and age of packed defence's , I believe the best tactic is to develop the fast break from defence and catch the opposition napping. the team may lose the ball with this tactic but no easier than booting the ball up- field hoping to get the ball before the other team. Aussie Bantam
  • Score: -2

11:57am Tue 10 Jun 14

Prisoner Cell Block A says...

Aussie Bantam wrote:
need player's who can score goal's, not many club's want to release hot shots. Its amazing looking at the stat's of all team's the % of shot's that are off target'
.In this day and age of packed defence's , I believe the best tactic is to develop the fast break from defence and catch the opposition napping. the team may lose the ball with this tactic but no easier than booting the ball up- field hoping to get the ball before the other team.
So to run the ball from the back is a better tactic than the pass direct up front? No chance of us getting caught in possession with the ops still having half a team in our half. Okkaaaay.
[quote][p][bold]Aussie Bantam[/bold] wrote: need player's who can score goal's, not many club's want to release hot shots. Its amazing looking at the stat's of all team's the % of shot's that are off target' .In this day and age of packed defence's , I believe the best tactic is to develop the fast break from defence and catch the opposition napping. the team may lose the ball with this tactic but no easier than booting the ball up- field hoping to get the ball before the other team.[/p][/quote]So to run the ball from the back is a better tactic than the pass direct up front? No chance of us getting caught in possession with the ops still having half a team in our half. Okkaaaay. Prisoner Cell Block A
  • Score: 0

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