Bradford City: Alan Sheehan signing gives rise to hopes of promotion

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Alan Sheehan Alan Sheehan

BANTAMS new-boy Alan Sheehan is targeting promotion to the Championship following his switch to Valley Parade.

The former Notts County captain joined City on a two-year deal this week and will seek to establish himself as the club’s first-choice left back.

Sheehan has a wealth of experience at numerous clubs in the Football League, including Leeds and Leicester, and is aiming to help Phil Parkinson’s men out of the third tier.

The 27-year-old said: “It’s no secret that I’d love to get out of this division.

“I’ve reached the play-offs and fallen at the final hurdle a few times with Swindon and Leeds, which was very disappointing.

“But Bradford City are a massive club and should at least be in the Championship. I’m here to do my bit to hopefully get us there.”

Sheehan is a set-piece specialist and was Notts County’s main penalty taker and captain last season, scoring seven goals in 44 appearances, with five of those coming from the spot.

Sheehan, who boasts a cultured left foot, added: “The manager knows my strengths but this is a new club for me.

“I’ll be there (for penalties and free-kicks) if needed but I’ll also wait my time if I have to. I’m sure there are a lot of good set-piece takers here.

“That is all down to the manager though. I’m just looking forward to starting pre-season, meeting all the boys and getting going now.”

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8:58am Sat 21 Jun 14

OLD BANTAM says...

All we need now is a goalkeeper , 2 strikers, and 2 wingers, not a lot to ask for is it.?.
All we need now is a goalkeeper , 2 strikers, and 2 wingers, not a lot to ask for is it.?. OLD BANTAM
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11:10am Sat 21 Jun 14

bcfc1903 says...

Excellent signing, I'm sure that with maybe three more quality signings such as this, BCFC will be capable of challenging for a top six finish. Welcome Alan and good luck for the coming season.
Excellent signing, I'm sure that with maybe three more quality signings such as this, BCFC will be capable of challenging for a top six finish. Welcome Alan and good luck for the coming season. bcfc1903
  • Score: 21

11:27am Sat 21 Jun 14

moanmoanwhingewhinge says...

OLD BANTAM wrote:
All we need now is a goalkeeper , 2 strikers, and 2 wingers, not a lot to ask for is it.?.
No, what we 'need' is for moaning whiners like you to stop slating everything everyone at the club ever does and show some faith / patience. Surely that's not too much to ask for? Is it?
[quote][p][bold]OLD BANTAM[/bold] wrote: All we need now is a goalkeeper , 2 strikers, and 2 wingers, not a lot to ask for is it.?.[/p][/quote]No, what we 'need' is for moaning whiners like you to stop slating everything everyone at the club ever does and show some faith / patience. Surely that's not too much to ask for? Is it? moanmoanwhingewhinge
  • Score: 33

11:36am Sat 21 Jun 14

torreyman says...

The new boy speaks well lets hope he plays as well as he talks if he does he wont be sat on the bench to long or will he ???
The new boy speaks well lets hope he plays as well as he talks if he does he wont be sat on the bench to long or will he ??? torreyman
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11:43am Sat 21 Jun 14

Nickloza says...

torreyman wrote:
The new boy speaks well lets hope he plays as well as he talks if he does he wont be sat on the bench to long or will he ???
Considering he looks like he's our only left back, can't see him on the bench. Can you?
[quote][p][bold]torreyman[/bold] wrote: The new boy speaks well lets hope he plays as well as he talks if he does he wont be sat on the bench to long or will he ???[/p][/quote]Considering he looks like he's our only left back, can't see him on the bench. Can you? Nickloza
  • Score: 14

12:19pm Sat 21 Jun 14

OLD BANTAM says...

moanmoanwhingewhinge wrote:
OLD BANTAM wrote:
All we need now is a goalkeeper , 2 strikers, and 2 wingers, not a lot to ask for is it.?.
No, what we 'need' is for moaning whiners like you to stop slating everything everyone at the club ever does and show some faith / patience. Surely that's not too much to ask for? Is it?
Not moaning not slating the club just stating a fact.
[quote][p][bold]moanmoanwhingewhinge[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OLD BANTAM[/bold] wrote: All we need now is a goalkeeper , 2 strikers, and 2 wingers, not a lot to ask for is it.?.[/p][/quote]No, what we 'need' is for moaning whiners like you to stop slating everything everyone at the club ever does and show some faith / patience. Surely that's not too much to ask for? Is it?[/p][/quote]Not moaning not slating the club just stating a fact. OLD BANTAM
  • Score: -10

12:38pm Sat 21 Jun 14

Waynus1971 says...

moanmoanwhingewhinge wrote:
OLD BANTAM wrote:
All we need now is a goalkeeper , 2 strikers, and 2 wingers, not a lot to ask for is it.?.
No, what we 'need' is for moaning whiners like you to stop slating everything everyone at the club ever does and show some faith / patience. Surely that's not too much to ask for? Is it?
Not sure if you have a previous gripe with the above poster or not, but his comment wasn't a moan; he stated a fact. After the departures of key players this summer, PP has fine very well bringing in their replacements. The whole point of this was to make us stronger and 'take us to the next level'. In order to do that, we do need to sign a keeper (another week has passed and still no news on Jon Mc never mind a back up). We also need a quick goal scorer. Hanson is good at what he does and I don't think we have seen the best of Mclean, but after them, what are we left with. McBurnie & Clarkson may come good but neither are ready for the here and now and furthermore, neither offer that extra pace.

My biggest worry is the lack of wingers- the last time we had to little players of that ilk, Peter Taylor was in charge and we all remember how bad that was. De Vita isn't the answer and I didn't see enough good games from Yeates to suggest he is either. We need pace on the flanks and hopefully these are the areas that PP is looking at loaning in from the a Premiership.

All in all, good signings made, but a min of 4 more needed. No moaning; just stating the obvious
[quote][p][bold]moanmoanwhingewhinge[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OLD BANTAM[/bold] wrote: All we need now is a goalkeeper , 2 strikers, and 2 wingers, not a lot to ask for is it.?.[/p][/quote]No, what we 'need' is for moaning whiners like you to stop slating everything everyone at the club ever does and show some faith / patience. Surely that's not too much to ask for? Is it?[/p][/quote]Not sure if you have a previous gripe with the above poster or not, but his comment wasn't a moan; he stated a fact. After the departures of key players this summer, PP has fine very well bringing in their replacements. The whole point of this was to make us stronger and 'take us to the next level'. In order to do that, we do need to sign a keeper (another week has passed and still no news on Jon Mc never mind a back up). We also need a quick goal scorer. Hanson is good at what he does and I don't think we have seen the best of Mclean, but after them, what are we left with. McBurnie & Clarkson may come good but neither are ready for the here and now and furthermore, neither offer that extra pace. My biggest worry is the lack of wingers- the last time we had to little players of that ilk, Peter Taylor was in charge and we all remember how bad that was. De Vita isn't the answer and I didn't see enough good games from Yeates to suggest he is either. We need pace on the flanks and hopefully these are the areas that PP is looking at loaning in from the a Premiership. All in all, good signings made, but a min of 4 more needed. No moaning; just stating the obvious Waynus1971
  • Score: 4

12:40pm Sat 21 Jun 14

Waynus1971 says...

Waynus1971 wrote:
moanmoanwhingewhinge wrote:
OLD BANTAM wrote:
All we need now is a goalkeeper , 2 strikers, and 2 wingers, not a lot to ask for is it.?.
No, what we 'need' is for moaning whiners like you to stop slating everything everyone at the club ever does and show some faith / patience. Surely that's not too much to ask for? Is it?
Not sure if you have a previous gripe with the above poster or not, but his comment wasn't a moan; he stated a fact. After the departures of key players this summer, PP has fine very well bringing in their replacements. The whole point of this was to make us stronger and 'take us to the next level'. In order to do that, we do need to sign a keeper (another week has passed and still no news on Jon Mc never mind a back up). We also need a quick goal scorer. Hanson is good at what he does and I don't think we have seen the best of Mclean, but after them, what are we left with. McBurnie & Clarkson may come good but neither are ready for the here and now and furthermore, neither offer that extra pace.

My biggest worry is the lack of wingers- the last time we had to little players of that ilk, Peter Taylor was in charge and we all remember how bad that was. De Vita isn't the answer and I didn't see enough good games from Yeates to suggest he is either. We need pace on the flanks and hopefully these are the areas that PP is looking at loaning in from the a Premiership.

All in all, good signings made, but a min of 4 more needed. No moaning; just stating the obvious
Albeit with a few typos, lol
[quote][p][bold]Waynus1971[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]moanmoanwhingewhinge[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OLD BANTAM[/bold] wrote: All we need now is a goalkeeper , 2 strikers, and 2 wingers, not a lot to ask for is it.?.[/p][/quote]No, what we 'need' is for moaning whiners like you to stop slating everything everyone at the club ever does and show some faith / patience. Surely that's not too much to ask for? Is it?[/p][/quote]Not sure if you have a previous gripe with the above poster or not, but his comment wasn't a moan; he stated a fact. After the departures of key players this summer, PP has fine very well bringing in their replacements. The whole point of this was to make us stronger and 'take us to the next level'. In order to do that, we do need to sign a keeper (another week has passed and still no news on Jon Mc never mind a back up). We also need a quick goal scorer. Hanson is good at what he does and I don't think we have seen the best of Mclean, but after them, what are we left with. McBurnie & Clarkson may come good but neither are ready for the here and now and furthermore, neither offer that extra pace. My biggest worry is the lack of wingers- the last time we had to little players of that ilk, Peter Taylor was in charge and we all remember how bad that was. De Vita isn't the answer and I didn't see enough good games from Yeates to suggest he is either. We need pace on the flanks and hopefully these are the areas that PP is looking at loaning in from the a Premiership. All in all, good signings made, but a min of 4 more needed. No moaning; just stating the obvious[/p][/quote]Albeit with a few typos, lol Waynus1971
  • Score: 0

2:44pm Sat 21 Jun 14

schroeder says...

Waynus1971 wrote:
moanmoanwhingewhinge wrote:
OLD BANTAM wrote:
All we need now is a goalkeeper , 2 strikers, and 2 wingers, not a lot to ask for is it.?.
No, what we 'need' is for moaning whiners like you to stop slating everything everyone at the club ever does and show some faith / patience. Surely that's not too much to ask for? Is it?
Not sure if you have a previous gripe with the above poster or not, but his comment wasn't a moan; he stated a fact. After the departures of key players this summer, PP has fine very well bringing in their replacements. The whole point of this was to make us stronger and 'take us to the next level'. In order to do that, we do need to sign a keeper (another week has passed and still no news on Jon Mc never mind a back up). We also need a quick goal scorer. Hanson is good at what he does and I don't think we have seen the best of Mclean, but after them, what are we left with. McBurnie & Clarkson may come good but neither are ready for the here and now and furthermore, neither offer that extra pace.

My biggest worry is the lack of wingers- the last time we had to little players of that ilk, Peter Taylor was in charge and we all remember how bad that was. De Vita isn't the answer and I didn't see enough good games from Yeates to suggest he is either. We need pace on the flanks and hopefully these are the areas that PP is looking at loaning in from the a Premiership.

All in all, good signings made, but a min of 4 more needed. No moaning; just stating the obvious
Kyel Reid not good enough?? I think Jon McLaughlin is better that the average league 1 keeper too, and every team would want someone like James Hanson.

We need ONE pacey striker, although I have a good feeling Mclean will get a lot of goals next season, and a left sided winger.. that's about it.
[quote][p][bold]Waynus1971[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]moanmoanwhingewhinge[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OLD BANTAM[/bold] wrote: All we need now is a goalkeeper , 2 strikers, and 2 wingers, not a lot to ask for is it.?.[/p][/quote]No, what we 'need' is for moaning whiners like you to stop slating everything everyone at the club ever does and show some faith / patience. Surely that's not too much to ask for? Is it?[/p][/quote]Not sure if you have a previous gripe with the above poster or not, but his comment wasn't a moan; he stated a fact. After the departures of key players this summer, PP has fine very well bringing in their replacements. The whole point of this was to make us stronger and 'take us to the next level'. In order to do that, we do need to sign a keeper (another week has passed and still no news on Jon Mc never mind a back up). We also need a quick goal scorer. Hanson is good at what he does and I don't think we have seen the best of Mclean, but after them, what are we left with. McBurnie & Clarkson may come good but neither are ready for the here and now and furthermore, neither offer that extra pace. My biggest worry is the lack of wingers- the last time we had to little players of that ilk, Peter Taylor was in charge and we all remember how bad that was. De Vita isn't the answer and I didn't see enough good games from Yeates to suggest he is either. We need pace on the flanks and hopefully these are the areas that PP is looking at loaning in from the a Premiership. All in all, good signings made, but a min of 4 more needed. No moaning; just stating the obvious[/p][/quote]Kyel Reid not good enough?? I think Jon McLaughlin is better that the average league 1 keeper too, and every team would want someone like James Hanson. We need ONE pacey striker, although I have a good feeling Mclean will get a lot of goals next season, and a left sided winger.. that's about it. schroeder
  • Score: 6

3:05pm Sat 21 Jun 14

nowt fresh says...

I'm with schroeder pacey striker is a must to complement the Hanson/Mclean comb either Reid back to his best( although a big ask with that particular type of injury) or a replacement, personally no problem with Johnny Mc but needs competition, so the above as a minimum but sure Phil Parkinson is a wear of our weakness and will rectify them.
I'm with schroeder pacey striker is a must to complement the Hanson/Mclean comb either Reid back to his best( although a big ask with that particular type of injury) or a replacement, personally no problem with Johnny Mc but needs competition, so the above as a minimum but sure Phil Parkinson is a wear of our weakness and will rectify them. nowt fresh
  • Score: 4

6:38pm Sat 21 Jun 14

settler07 says...

Keeper, winger and striker will be the loanees we're looking for.
Keeper, winger and striker will be the loanees we're looking for. settler07
  • Score: 0

9:22pm Sat 21 Jun 14

Olivermac says...

OLD BANTAM wrote:
All we need now is a goalkeeper , 2 strikers, and 2 wingers, not a lot to ask for is it.?.
One Winger and a goalkeeper would do for now preferably an Adam a Reach as it stands it looks like the long ball will return
[quote][p][bold]OLD BANTAM[/bold] wrote: All we need now is a goalkeeper , 2 strikers, and 2 wingers, not a lot to ask for is it.?.[/p][/quote]One Winger and a goalkeeper would do for now preferably an Adam a Reach as it stands it looks like the long ball will return Olivermac
  • Score: 3

11:11pm Sat 21 Jun 14

Victor Clayton says...

Promotion talk would seem very premature to me.
Promotion talk would seem very premature to me. Victor Clayton
  • Score: 1

3:37am Sun 22 Jun 14

dannbradfc says...

Funny how on the previous thread I was attacked for suggesting some fans are talking of promotion and here we are with an headline suggesting the same. Based on what? I will maintain this stance until we see a squad large enough, with quality and certain positions filled. Eg defo need two more wide players and I think two striker's. Although one will probably be the case and loan if required. Hanson gets injuries. Maclean as huge question marks for me. Poss yeates, reid, n devita out wide? ????? Not good enough imo. ..thus still a lot to be done before fans can speak of play offs with sn element of reality. ...
Funny how on the previous thread I was attacked for suggesting some fans are talking of promotion and here we are with an headline suggesting the same. Based on what? I will maintain this stance until we see a squad large enough, with quality and certain positions filled. Eg defo need two more wide players and I think two striker's. Although one will probably be the case and loan if required. Hanson gets injuries. Maclean as huge question marks for me. Poss yeates, reid, n devita out wide? ????? Not good enough imo. ..thus still a lot to be done before fans can speak of play offs with sn element of reality. ... dannbradfc
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9:53am Sun 22 Jun 14

Nickloza says...

dannbradfc wrote:
Funny how on the previous thread I was attacked for suggesting some fans are talking of promotion and here we are with an headline suggesting the same. Based on what? I will maintain this stance until we see a squad large enough, with quality and certain positions filled. Eg defo need two more wide players and I think two striker's. Although one will probably be the case and loan if required. Hanson gets injuries. Maclean as huge question marks for me. Poss yeates, reid, n devita out wide? ????? Not good enough imo. ..thus still a lot to be done before fans can speak of play offs with sn element of reality. ...
Hardly attacked, don't be such a drama queen, this is just one players aspirations not the view of most fans.
[quote][p][bold]dannbradfc[/bold] wrote: Funny how on the previous thread I was attacked for suggesting some fans are talking of promotion and here we are with an headline suggesting the same. Based on what? I will maintain this stance until we see a squad large enough, with quality and certain positions filled. Eg defo need two more wide players and I think two striker's. Although one will probably be the case and loan if required. Hanson gets injuries. Maclean as huge question marks for me. Poss yeates, reid, n devita out wide? ????? Not good enough imo. ..thus still a lot to be done before fans can speak of play offs with sn element of reality. ...[/p][/quote]Hardly attacked, don't be such a drama queen, this is just one players aspirations not the view of most fans. Nickloza
  • Score: 2

9:58am Sun 22 Jun 14

Waynus1971 says...

schroeder wrote:
Waynus1971 wrote:
moanmoanwhingewhinge wrote:
OLD BANTAM wrote:
All we need now is a goalkeeper , 2 strikers, and 2 wingers, not a lot to ask for is it.?.
No, what we 'need' is for moaning whiners like you to stop slating everything everyone at the club ever does and show some faith / patience. Surely that's not too much to ask for? Is it?
Not sure if you have a previous gripe with the above poster or not, but his comment wasn't a moan; he stated a fact. After the departures of key players this summer, PP has fine very well bringing in their replacements. The whole point of this was to make us stronger and 'take us to the next level'. In order to do that, we do need to sign a keeper (another week has passed and still no news on Jon Mc never mind a back up). We also need a quick goal scorer. Hanson is good at what he does and I don't think we have seen the best of Mclean, but after them, what are we left with. McBurnie & Clarkson may come good but neither are ready for the here and now and furthermore, neither offer that extra pace.

My biggest worry is the lack of wingers- the last time we had to little players of that ilk, Peter Taylor was in charge and we all remember how bad that was. De Vita isn't the answer and I didn't see enough good games from Yeates to suggest he is either. We need pace on the flanks and hopefully these are the areas that PP is looking at loaning in from the a Premiership.

All in all, good signings made, but a min of 4 more needed. No moaning; just stating the obvious
Kyel Reid not good enough?? I think Jon McLaughlin is better that the average league 1 keeper too, and every team would want someone like James Hanson.

We need ONE pacey striker, although I have a good feeling Mclean will get a lot of goals next season, and a left sided winger.. that's about it.
Not sure where you're going with that post. Where have I said Kyel Reid isn't good enough? However, I just can't see him bring here next season. He's had a bad injury and IF he does get fully fit, I can see him wanting a move down South to be closer to his family.

As for McLaughlin, it may have escaped your attention, but he's out of contract and yet to sign the one offered by the club, despite their deadline being over a week ago! As I said originally, we need 2 keepers of equal ability to push each other on and provide competition. As it stands, we have no keepers.

I also said Hanson is good at what he does, but our forward line lacks pace. I don't think we disagree there. I stand by needing a min of 4 good signings (pref 5) and hope PP can get most of these from the Prem
[quote][p][bold]schroeder[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Waynus1971[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]moanmoanwhingewhinge[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OLD BANTAM[/bold] wrote: All we need now is a goalkeeper , 2 strikers, and 2 wingers, not a lot to ask for is it.?.[/p][/quote]No, what we 'need' is for moaning whiners like you to stop slating everything everyone at the club ever does and show some faith / patience. Surely that's not too much to ask for? Is it?[/p][/quote]Not sure if you have a previous gripe with the above poster or not, but his comment wasn't a moan; he stated a fact. After the departures of key players this summer, PP has fine very well bringing in their replacements. The whole point of this was to make us stronger and 'take us to the next level'. In order to do that, we do need to sign a keeper (another week has passed and still no news on Jon Mc never mind a back up). We also need a quick goal scorer. Hanson is good at what he does and I don't think we have seen the best of Mclean, but after them, what are we left with. McBurnie & Clarkson may come good but neither are ready for the here and now and furthermore, neither offer that extra pace. My biggest worry is the lack of wingers- the last time we had to little players of that ilk, Peter Taylor was in charge and we all remember how bad that was. De Vita isn't the answer and I didn't see enough good games from Yeates to suggest he is either. We need pace on the flanks and hopefully these are the areas that PP is looking at loaning in from the a Premiership. All in all, good signings made, but a min of 4 more needed. No moaning; just stating the obvious[/p][/quote]Kyel Reid not good enough?? I think Jon McLaughlin is better that the average league 1 keeper too, and every team would want someone like James Hanson. We need ONE pacey striker, although I have a good feeling Mclean will get a lot of goals next season, and a left sided winger.. that's about it.[/p][/quote]Not sure where you're going with that post. Where have I said Kyel Reid isn't good enough? However, I just can't see him bring here next season. He's had a bad injury and IF he does get fully fit, I can see him wanting a move down South to be closer to his family. As for McLaughlin, it may have escaped your attention, but he's out of contract and yet to sign the one offered by the club, despite their deadline being over a week ago! As I said originally, we need 2 keepers of equal ability to push each other on and provide competition. As it stands, we have no keepers. I also said Hanson is good at what he does, but our forward line lacks pace. I don't think we disagree there. I stand by needing a min of 4 good signings (pref 5) and hope PP can get most of these from the Prem Waynus1971
  • Score: -1

12:38pm Sun 22 Jun 14

CGUM79 says...

Jonny Mac dropped a lot of clangers last season and was beaten at his near post on a number of occasions. If he hasn't signed a new contract then let him leave and we can get a keeper who is decent. As for Reid, I'm surprised people still harp on about him being of any ability. He was the laziest player I've seen since Bobby Petta and would be glad to see the back of him. He's sure to bed in well back in Dagenham I'd hope. That fella from Orient, Odubaju or however it's spelt is one i would want in personally even if we need to pay some cash.
Jonny Mac dropped a lot of clangers last season and was beaten at his near post on a number of occasions. If he hasn't signed a new contract then let him leave and we can get a keeper who is decent. As for Reid, I'm surprised people still harp on about him being of any ability. He was the laziest player I've seen since Bobby Petta and would be glad to see the back of him. He's sure to bed in well back in Dagenham I'd hope. That fella from Orient, Odubaju or however it's spelt is one i would want in personally even if we need to pay some cash. CGUM79
  • Score: 0

1:09pm Sun 22 Jun 14

Statler4 says...

Waynus1971 wrote:
schroeder wrote:
Waynus1971 wrote:
moanmoanwhingewhinge wrote:
OLD BANTAM wrote:
All we need now is a goalkeeper , 2 strikers, and 2 wingers, not a lot to ask for is it.?.
No, what we 'need' is for moaning whiners like you to stop slating everything everyone at the club ever does and show some faith / patience. Surely that's not too much to ask for? Is it?
Not sure if you have a previous gripe with the above poster or not, but his comment wasn't a moan; he stated a fact. After the departures of key players this summer, PP has fine very well bringing in their replacements. The whole point of this was to make us stronger and 'take us to the next level'. In order to do that, we do need to sign a keeper (another week has passed and still no news on Jon Mc never mind a back up). We also need a quick goal scorer. Hanson is good at what he does and I don't think we have seen the best of Mclean, but after them, what are we left with. McBurnie & Clarkson may come good but neither are ready for the here and now and furthermore, neither offer that extra pace.

My biggest worry is the lack of wingers- the last time we had to little players of that ilk, Peter Taylor was in charge and we all remember how bad that was. De Vita isn't the answer and I didn't see enough good games from Yeates to suggest he is either. We need pace on the flanks and hopefully these are the areas that PP is looking at loaning in from the a Premiership.

All in all, good signings made, but a min of 4 more needed. No moaning; just stating the obvious
Kyel Reid not good enough?? I think Jon McLaughlin is better that the average league 1 keeper too, and every team would want someone like James Hanson.

We need ONE pacey striker, although I have a good feeling Mclean will get a lot of goals next season, and a left sided winger.. that's about it.
Not sure where you're going with that post. Where have I said Kyel Reid isn't good enough? However, I just can't see him bring here next season. He's had a bad injury and IF he does get fully fit, I can see him wanting a move down South to be closer to his family.

As for McLaughlin, it may have escaped your attention, but he's out of contract and yet to sign the one offered by the club, despite their deadline being over a week ago! As I said originally, we need 2 keepers of equal ability to push each other on and provide competition. As it stands, we have no keepers.

I also said Hanson is good at what he does, but our forward line lacks pace. I don't think we disagree there. I stand by needing a min of 4 good signings (pref 5) and hope PP can get most of these from the Prem
Jon McLaughlin is not out of contract, his current contract finishes on July 31st. He has plenty of time to sign. I'm quite certain that the trained eyes of Lee Butler, Phil Parkinson and Steve Parkin know exactly what we need when it comes to the goalkeeping position and they are more than happy with Jon's consistency. The goalkeeping position will be the same as last season, a loan keeper to cover Jon.
[quote][p][bold]Waynus1971[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]schroeder[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Waynus1971[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]moanmoanwhingewhinge[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OLD BANTAM[/bold] wrote: All we need now is a goalkeeper , 2 strikers, and 2 wingers, not a lot to ask for is it.?.[/p][/quote]No, what we 'need' is for moaning whiners like you to stop slating everything everyone at the club ever does and show some faith / patience. Surely that's not too much to ask for? Is it?[/p][/quote]Not sure if you have a previous gripe with the above poster or not, but his comment wasn't a moan; he stated a fact. After the departures of key players this summer, PP has fine very well bringing in their replacements. The whole point of this was to make us stronger and 'take us to the next level'. In order to do that, we do need to sign a keeper (another week has passed and still no news on Jon Mc never mind a back up). We also need a quick goal scorer. Hanson is good at what he does and I don't think we have seen the best of Mclean, but after them, what are we left with. McBurnie & Clarkson may come good but neither are ready for the here and now and furthermore, neither offer that extra pace. My biggest worry is the lack of wingers- the last time we had to little players of that ilk, Peter Taylor was in charge and we all remember how bad that was. De Vita isn't the answer and I didn't see enough good games from Yeates to suggest he is either. We need pace on the flanks and hopefully these are the areas that PP is looking at loaning in from the a Premiership. All in all, good signings made, but a min of 4 more needed. No moaning; just stating the obvious[/p][/quote]Kyel Reid not good enough?? I think Jon McLaughlin is better that the average league 1 keeper too, and every team would want someone like James Hanson. We need ONE pacey striker, although I have a good feeling Mclean will get a lot of goals next season, and a left sided winger.. that's about it.[/p][/quote]Not sure where you're going with that post. Where have I said Kyel Reid isn't good enough? However, I just can't see him bring here next season. He's had a bad injury and IF he does get fully fit, I can see him wanting a move down South to be closer to his family. As for McLaughlin, it may have escaped your attention, but he's out of contract and yet to sign the one offered by the club, despite their deadline being over a week ago! As I said originally, we need 2 keepers of equal ability to push each other on and provide competition. As it stands, we have no keepers. I also said Hanson is good at what he does, but our forward line lacks pace. I don't think we disagree there. I stand by needing a min of 4 good signings (pref 5) and hope PP can get most of these from the Prem[/p][/quote]Jon McLaughlin is not out of contract, his current contract finishes on July 31st. He has plenty of time to sign. I'm quite certain that the trained eyes of Lee Butler, Phil Parkinson and Steve Parkin know exactly what we need when it comes to the goalkeeping position and they are more than happy with Jon's consistency. The goalkeeping position will be the same as last season, a loan keeper to cover Jon. Statler4
  • Score: 2

1:21pm Sun 22 Jun 14

Statler4 says...

CGUM79 wrote:
Jonny Mac dropped a lot of clangers last season and was beaten at his near post on a number of occasions. If he hasn't signed a new contract then let him leave and we can get a keeper who is decent. As for Reid, I'm surprised people still harp on about him being of any ability. He was the laziest player I've seen since Bobby Petta and would be glad to see the back of him. He's sure to bed in well back in Dagenham I'd hope. That fella from Orient, Odubaju or however it's spelt is one i would want in personally even if we need to pay some cash.
If Reid is as poor as you suggest, how is it that opposing managers always put at least two and sometimes three or four players on him? I sit in direct line with where he gets the ball when City are attacking kop and the idea that he is in any way lazy is nonsensical. Exactly what clangers did Jonny Mac drop last season? He had the seventh best record in the division, which is damned good for a player who had never played at that level before.
[quote][p][bold]CGUM79[/bold] wrote: Jonny Mac dropped a lot of clangers last season and was beaten at his near post on a number of occasions. If he hasn't signed a new contract then let him leave and we can get a keeper who is decent. As for Reid, I'm surprised people still harp on about him being of any ability. He was the laziest player I've seen since Bobby Petta and would be glad to see the back of him. He's sure to bed in well back in Dagenham I'd hope. That fella from Orient, Odubaju or however it's spelt is one i would want in personally even if we need to pay some cash.[/p][/quote]If Reid is as poor as you suggest, how is it that opposing managers always put at least two and sometimes three or four players on him? I sit in direct line with where he gets the ball when City are attacking kop and the idea that he is in any way lazy is nonsensical. Exactly what clangers did Jonny Mac drop last season? He had the seventh best record in the division, which is damned good for a player who had never played at that level before. Statler4
  • Score: 3

1:46pm Sun 22 Jun 14

Michael Clayton says...

Nickloza wrote:
dannbradfc wrote:
Funny how on the previous thread I was attacked for suggesting some fans are talking of promotion and here we are with an headline suggesting the same. Based on what? I will maintain this stance until we see a squad large enough, with quality and certain positions filled. Eg defo need two more wide players and I think two striker's. Although one will probably be the case and loan if required. Hanson gets injuries. Maclean as huge question marks for me. Poss yeates, reid, n devita out wide? ????? Not good enough imo. ..thus still a lot to be done before fans can speak of play offs with sn element of reality. ...
Hardly attacked, don't be such a drama queen, this is just one players aspirations not the view of most fans.
Have you heard of the phrase 'verbally attacked'? That is what he means. No intention to over-dramatise.
[quote][p][bold]Nickloza[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dannbradfc[/bold] wrote: Funny how on the previous thread I was attacked for suggesting some fans are talking of promotion and here we are with an headline suggesting the same. Based on what? I will maintain this stance until we see a squad large enough, with quality and certain positions filled. Eg defo need two more wide players and I think two striker's. Although one will probably be the case and loan if required. Hanson gets injuries. Maclean as huge question marks for me. Poss yeates, reid, n devita out wide? ????? Not good enough imo. ..thus still a lot to be done before fans can speak of play offs with sn element of reality. ...[/p][/quote]Hardly attacked, don't be such a drama queen, this is just one players aspirations not the view of most fans.[/p][/quote]Have you heard of the phrase 'verbally attacked'? That is what he means. No intention to over-dramatise. Michael Clayton
  • Score: -5

1:52pm Sun 22 Jun 14

Michael Clayton says...

CGUM79 wrote:
Jonny Mac dropped a lot of clangers last season and was beaten at his near post on a number of occasions. If he hasn't signed a new contract then let him leave and we can get a keeper who is decent. As for Reid, I'm surprised people still harp on about him being of any ability. He was the laziest player I've seen since Bobby Petta and would be glad to see the back of him. He's sure to bed in well back in Dagenham I'd hope. That fella from Orient, Odubaju or however it's spelt is one i would want in personally even if we need to pay some cash.
It is easy just to make a general reference. Please refer to the "clangers".

As for the "near post", I would suggest that some of the efforts were unstoppable.

He was left exposed by some weak defending down our left hand side. That makes his overall performance i.e. clean sheets / seventh best record, all the more impressive.
[quote][p][bold]CGUM79[/bold] wrote: Jonny Mac dropped a lot of clangers last season and was beaten at his near post on a number of occasions. If he hasn't signed a new contract then let him leave and we can get a keeper who is decent. As for Reid, I'm surprised people still harp on about him being of any ability. He was the laziest player I've seen since Bobby Petta and would be glad to see the back of him. He's sure to bed in well back in Dagenham I'd hope. That fella from Orient, Odubaju or however it's spelt is one i would want in personally even if we need to pay some cash.[/p][/quote]It is easy just to make a general reference. Please refer to the "clangers". As for the "near post", I would suggest that some of the efforts were unstoppable. He was left exposed by some weak defending down our left hand side. That makes his overall performance i.e. clean sheets / seventh best record, all the more impressive. Michael Clayton
  • Score: -3

1:58pm Sun 22 Jun 14

SouthCheshireBantams says...

Jonny Mac was pretty poor last year but to be fair, when you only have the youth team apprentice as a training partner and such a shoddy defence I front of you then I'm sued he could be forgiven! He's been solid the years previous so I'm happy to stick with but a number 2 is very much needed. I agree that Reid was very poor and I don't think we should be looking to keep him, he was very lazy and temperamental. Too injury probe and has the wrong attitude so no thanks. Shame we seem to be losing Meredith. If we can afford to waste money on McLean then I'm sure we could have made Mezza a better offer. Pretty happy with the signings so far but I think it's a bit laughable that there's talk of promotion at this stage! Let's wait until Xmas, given Parkinson's track record of signings I'm not holding out for much. Plenty have come in with high expectations and have flopped - Kennedy and Yates spring immediately to mind. We need a couple of good wingers, a back up centre half, a back up keeper and a better centre forward.

And please please please can we stop playing route one to Hanson this year!!!...........

Top 10 finish and no 20 game run without a win would be fine. Promotion at this stage could be a financial disaster if we were to come straight back down again. Parkinson's got one more season to prove himself able to take this club to the next step. Anything less than top 10 and questions need to be asked.
Jonny Mac was pretty poor last year but to be fair, when you only have the youth team apprentice as a training partner and such a shoddy defence I front of you then I'm sued he could be forgiven! He's been solid the years previous so I'm happy to stick with but a number 2 is very much needed. I agree that Reid was very poor and I don't think we should be looking to keep him, he was very lazy and temperamental. Too injury probe and has the wrong attitude so no thanks. Shame we seem to be losing Meredith. If we can afford to waste money on McLean then I'm sure we could have made Mezza a better offer. Pretty happy with the signings so far but I think it's a bit laughable that there's talk of promotion at this stage! Let's wait until Xmas, given Parkinson's track record of signings I'm not holding out for much. Plenty have come in with high expectations and have flopped - Kennedy and Yates spring immediately to mind. We need a couple of good wingers, a back up centre half, a back up keeper and a better centre forward. And please please please can we stop playing route one to Hanson this year!!!........... Top 10 finish and no 20 game run without a win would be fine. Promotion at this stage could be a financial disaster if we were to come straight back down again. Parkinson's got one more season to prove himself able to take this club to the next step. Anything less than top 10 and questions need to be asked. SouthCheshireBantams
  • Score: -6

2:14pm Sun 22 Jun 14

Nickloza says...

Michael Clayton wrote:
Nickloza wrote:
dannbradfc wrote:
Funny how on the previous thread I was attacked for suggesting some fans are talking of promotion and here we are with an headline suggesting the same. Based on what? I will maintain this stance until we see a squad large enough, with quality and certain positions filled. Eg defo need two more wide players and I think two striker's. Although one will probably be the case and loan if required. Hanson gets injuries. Maclean as huge question marks for me. Poss yeates, reid, n devita out wide? ????? Not good enough imo. ..thus still a lot to be done before fans can speak of play offs with sn element of reality. ...
Hardly attacked, don't be such a drama queen, this is just one players aspirations not the view of most fans.
Have you heard of the phrase 'verbally attacked'? That is what he means. No intention to over-dramatise.
Yes I have for your information, and he was merely asked a question in response to his post and not VERBALLY attacked, therefore as I said drama queen but thanks for your two penneth anyway.
[quote][p][bold]Michael Clayton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nickloza[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dannbradfc[/bold] wrote: Funny how on the previous thread I was attacked for suggesting some fans are talking of promotion and here we are with an headline suggesting the same. Based on what? I will maintain this stance until we see a squad large enough, with quality and certain positions filled. Eg defo need two more wide players and I think two striker's. Although one will probably be the case and loan if required. Hanson gets injuries. Maclean as huge question marks for me. Poss yeates, reid, n devita out wide? ????? Not good enough imo. ..thus still a lot to be done before fans can speak of play offs with sn element of reality. ...[/p][/quote]Hardly attacked, don't be such a drama queen, this is just one players aspirations not the view of most fans.[/p][/quote]Have you heard of the phrase 'verbally attacked'? That is what he means. No intention to over-dramatise.[/p][/quote]Yes I have for your information, and he was merely asked a question in response to his post and not VERBALLY attacked, therefore as I said drama queen but thanks for your two penneth anyway. Nickloza
  • Score: 4

4:03pm Sun 22 Jun 14

jsummers96 says...

JACK GREALISH!!!!!
JACK GREALISH!!!!! jsummers96
  • Score: 2

5:31pm Sun 22 Jun 14

Nickloza says...

Nickloza wrote:
Michael Clayton wrote:
Nickloza wrote:
dannbradfc wrote:
Funny how on the previous thread I was attacked for suggesting some fans are talking of promotion and here we are with an headline suggesting the same. Based on what? I will maintain this stance until we see a squad large enough, with quality and certain positions filled. Eg defo need two more wide players and I think two striker's. Although one will probably be the case and loan if required. Hanson gets injuries. Maclean as huge question marks for me. Poss yeates, reid, n devita out wide? ????? Not good enough imo. ..thus still a lot to be done before fans can speak of play offs with sn element of reality. ...
Hardly attacked, don't be such a drama queen, this is just one players aspirations not the view of most fans.
Have you heard of the phrase 'verbally attacked'? That is what he means. No intention to over-dramatise.
Yes I have for your information, and he was merely asked a question in response to his post and not VERBALLY attacked, therefore as I said drama queen but thanks for your two penneth anyway.
By the way Michael are you the defender of Dan by the way? How do you know what his intentions were?
[quote][p][bold]Nickloza[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Michael Clayton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nickloza[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dannbradfc[/bold] wrote: Funny how on the previous thread I was attacked for suggesting some fans are talking of promotion and here we are with an headline suggesting the same. Based on what? I will maintain this stance until we see a squad large enough, with quality and certain positions filled. Eg defo need two more wide players and I think two striker's. Although one will probably be the case and loan if required. Hanson gets injuries. Maclean as huge question marks for me. Poss yeates, reid, n devita out wide? ????? Not good enough imo. ..thus still a lot to be done before fans can speak of play offs with sn element of reality. ...[/p][/quote]Hardly attacked, don't be such a drama queen, this is just one players aspirations not the view of most fans.[/p][/quote]Have you heard of the phrase 'verbally attacked'? That is what he means. No intention to over-dramatise.[/p][/quote]Yes I have for your information, and he was merely asked a question in response to his post and not VERBALLY attacked, therefore as I said drama queen but thanks for your two penneth anyway.[/p][/quote]By the way Michael are you the defender of Dan by the way? How do you know what his intentions were? Nickloza
  • Score: 3

6:00pm Sun 22 Jun 14

Statler4 says...

SouthCheshireBantams wrote:
Jonny Mac was pretty poor last year but to be fair, when you only have the youth team apprentice as a training partner and such a shoddy defence I front of you then I'm sued he could be forgiven! He's been solid the years previous so I'm happy to stick with but a number 2 is very much needed. I agree that Reid was very poor and I don't think we should be looking to keep him, he was very lazy and temperamental. Too injury probe and has the wrong attitude so no thanks. Shame we seem to be losing Meredith. If we can afford to waste money on McLean then I'm sure we could have made Mezza a better offer. Pretty happy with the signings so far but I think it's a bit laughable that there's talk of promotion at this stage! Let's wait until Xmas, given Parkinson's track record of signings I'm not holding out for much. Plenty have come in with high expectations and have flopped - Kennedy and Yates spring immediately to mind. We need a couple of good wingers, a back up centre half, a back up keeper and a better centre forward.

And please please please can we stop playing route one to Hanson this year!!!...........

Top 10 finish and no 20 game run without a win would be fine. Promotion at this stage could be a financial disaster if we were to come straight back down again. Parkinson's got one more season to prove himself able to take this club to the next step. Anything less than top 10 and questions need to be asked.
Only the youth team apprentice as a training partner? What about Conor Ripley and Aaron Jameson? So far as being poor is concerned, Jameson was hoping for first team action but didn't get a look in because in the words of Phil Parkinson "Jon was so consistent". If Reid proves his fitness he will get a new contract and anyone who thinks he's lazy and tempermental with the wrong attitude must be seriously deluded. Wasting money on Mclean? Really? We'll see about that. I'l give you Kennedy, he looked a bit lost but sometimes players don't fit in despite everyone's best intentions. Yeates has been carrying an injury and was playing in considerable pain much of the time, I'm quite sure he'll be a force to be reckoned with in the coming season when he's fully fit. A better centre forward? Tell the rest of the players that and they'd die laughing.
[quote][p][bold]SouthCheshireBantams[/bold] wrote: Jonny Mac was pretty poor last year but to be fair, when you only have the youth team apprentice as a training partner and such a shoddy defence I front of you then I'm sued he could be forgiven! He's been solid the years previous so I'm happy to stick with but a number 2 is very much needed. I agree that Reid was very poor and I don't think we should be looking to keep him, he was very lazy and temperamental. Too injury probe and has the wrong attitude so no thanks. Shame we seem to be losing Meredith. If we can afford to waste money on McLean then I'm sure we could have made Mezza a better offer. Pretty happy with the signings so far but I think it's a bit laughable that there's talk of promotion at this stage! Let's wait until Xmas, given Parkinson's track record of signings I'm not holding out for much. Plenty have come in with high expectations and have flopped - Kennedy and Yates spring immediately to mind. We need a couple of good wingers, a back up centre half, a back up keeper and a better centre forward. And please please please can we stop playing route one to Hanson this year!!!........... Top 10 finish and no 20 game run without a win would be fine. Promotion at this stage could be a financial disaster if we were to come straight back down again. Parkinson's got one more season to prove himself able to take this club to the next step. Anything less than top 10 and questions need to be asked.[/p][/quote]Only the youth team apprentice as a training partner? What about Conor Ripley and Aaron Jameson? So far as being poor is concerned, Jameson was hoping for first team action but didn't get a look in because in the words of Phil Parkinson "Jon was so consistent". If Reid proves his fitness he will get a new contract and anyone who thinks he's lazy and tempermental with the wrong attitude must be seriously deluded. Wasting money on Mclean? Really? We'll see about that. I'l give you Kennedy, he looked a bit lost but sometimes players don't fit in despite everyone's best intentions. Yeates has been carrying an injury and was playing in considerable pain much of the time, I'm quite sure he'll be a force to be reckoned with in the coming season when he's fully fit. A better centre forward? Tell the rest of the players that and they'd die laughing. Statler4
  • Score: 4

6:55pm Sun 22 Jun 14

Waynus1971 says...

Statler4 wrote:
Waynus1971 wrote:
schroeder wrote:
Waynus1971 wrote:
moanmoanwhingewhinge wrote:
OLD BANTAM wrote:
All we need now is a goalkeeper , 2 strikers, and 2 wingers, not a lot to ask for is it.?.
No, what we 'need' is for moaning whiners like you to stop slating everything everyone at the club ever does and show some faith / patience. Surely that's not too much to ask for? Is it?
Not sure if you have a previous gripe with the above poster or not, but his comment wasn't a moan; he stated a fact. After the departures of key players this summer, PP has fine very well bringing in their replacements. The whole point of this was to make us stronger and 'take us to the next level'. In order to do that, we do need to sign a keeper (another week has passed and still no news on Jon Mc never mind a back up). We also need a quick goal scorer. Hanson is good at what he does and I don't think we have seen the best of Mclean, but after them, what are we left with. McBurnie & Clarkson may come good but neither are ready for the here and now and furthermore, neither offer that extra pace.

My biggest worry is the lack of wingers- the last time we had to little players of that ilk, Peter Taylor was in charge and we all remember how bad that was. De Vita isn't the answer and I didn't see enough good games from Yeates to suggest he is either. We need pace on the flanks and hopefully these are the areas that PP is looking at loaning in from the a Premiership.

All in all, good signings made, but a min of 4 more needed. No moaning; just stating the obvious
Kyel Reid not good enough?? I think Jon McLaughlin is better that the average league 1 keeper too, and every team would want someone like James Hanson.

We need ONE pacey striker, although I have a good feeling Mclean will get a lot of goals next season, and a left sided winger.. that's about it.
Not sure where you're going with that post. Where have I said Kyel Reid isn't good enough? However, I just can't see him bring here next season. He's had a bad injury and IF he does get fully fit, I can see him wanting a move down South to be closer to his family.

As for McLaughlin, it may have escaped your attention, but he's out of contract and yet to sign the one offered by the club, despite their deadline being over a week ago! As I said originally, we need 2 keepers of equal ability to push each other on and provide competition. As it stands, we have no keepers.

I also said Hanson is good at what he does, but our forward line lacks pace. I don't think we disagree there. I stand by needing a min of 4 good signings (pref 5) and hope PP can get most of these from the Prem
Jon McLaughlin is not out of contract, his current contract finishes on July 31st. He has plenty of time to sign. I'm quite certain that the trained eyes of Lee Butler, Phil Parkinson and Steve Parkin know exactly what we need when it comes to the goalkeeping position and they are more than happy with Jon's consistency. The goalkeeping position will be the same as last season, a loan keeper to cover Jon.
Jon Mc is out of contract shortly; my phrasing could have been better. However, what can't be disputed is that PP gave all the out of contract players 30 days to accept the contracts on offer. McArdle agreed almost immediately and Darby right on the deadline. However, Doyle, Mezza and McLaughlin have yet to put pen to paper. Doyle was immediately replaced with a new signing and it appears Mezza will be going down the same route when his contract officially ends.

I seriously believe Jon Mc will be replaced in the coming days, after being given long enough to come to an agreement. I also believe a winger (or 2) and a striker will arrive on season long loans from the Prem.

The rumours that Jack Grealish could be one if them, refuses to go away...... BUT don't tell Dann, as Grealish was another member of last season's Notts County's team!!!
[quote][p][bold]Statler4[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Waynus1971[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]schroeder[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Waynus1971[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]moanmoanwhingewhinge[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OLD BANTAM[/bold] wrote: All we need now is a goalkeeper , 2 strikers, and 2 wingers, not a lot to ask for is it.?.[/p][/quote]No, what we 'need' is for moaning whiners like you to stop slating everything everyone at the club ever does and show some faith / patience. Surely that's not too much to ask for? Is it?[/p][/quote]Not sure if you have a previous gripe with the above poster or not, but his comment wasn't a moan; he stated a fact. After the departures of key players this summer, PP has fine very well bringing in their replacements. The whole point of this was to make us stronger and 'take us to the next level'. In order to do that, we do need to sign a keeper (another week has passed and still no news on Jon Mc never mind a back up). We also need a quick goal scorer. Hanson is good at what he does and I don't think we have seen the best of Mclean, but after them, what are we left with. McBurnie & Clarkson may come good but neither are ready for the here and now and furthermore, neither offer that extra pace. My biggest worry is the lack of wingers- the last time we had to little players of that ilk, Peter Taylor was in charge and we all remember how bad that was. De Vita isn't the answer and I didn't see enough good games from Yeates to suggest he is either. We need pace on the flanks and hopefully these are the areas that PP is looking at loaning in from the a Premiership. All in all, good signings made, but a min of 4 more needed. No moaning; just stating the obvious[/p][/quote]Kyel Reid not good enough?? I think Jon McLaughlin is better that the average league 1 keeper too, and every team would want someone like James Hanson. We need ONE pacey striker, although I have a good feeling Mclean will get a lot of goals next season, and a left sided winger.. that's about it.[/p][/quote]Not sure where you're going with that post. Where have I said Kyel Reid isn't good enough? However, I just can't see him bring here next season. He's had a bad injury and IF he does get fully fit, I can see him wanting a move down South to be closer to his family. As for McLaughlin, it may have escaped your attention, but he's out of contract and yet to sign the one offered by the club, despite their deadline being over a week ago! As I said originally, we need 2 keepers of equal ability to push each other on and provide competition. As it stands, we have no keepers. I also said Hanson is good at what he does, but our forward line lacks pace. I don't think we disagree there. I stand by needing a min of 4 good signings (pref 5) and hope PP can get most of these from the Prem[/p][/quote]Jon McLaughlin is not out of contract, his current contract finishes on July 31st. He has plenty of time to sign. I'm quite certain that the trained eyes of Lee Butler, Phil Parkinson and Steve Parkin know exactly what we need when it comes to the goalkeeping position and they are more than happy with Jon's consistency. The goalkeeping position will be the same as last season, a loan keeper to cover Jon.[/p][/quote]Jon Mc is out of contract shortly; my phrasing could have been better. However, what can't be disputed is that PP gave all the out of contract players 30 days to accept the contracts on offer. McArdle agreed almost immediately and Darby right on the deadline. However, Doyle, Mezza and McLaughlin have yet to put pen to paper. Doyle was immediately replaced with a new signing and it appears Mezza will be going down the same route when his contract officially ends. I seriously believe Jon Mc will be replaced in the coming days, after being given long enough to come to an agreement. I also believe a winger (or 2) and a striker will arrive on season long loans from the Prem. The rumours that Jack Grealish could be one if them, refuses to go away...... BUT don't tell Dann, as Grealish was another member of last season's Notts County's team!!! Waynus1971
  • Score: 1

7:41pm Sun 22 Jun 14

lawsonio123 says...

CGUM79 wrote:
Jonny Mac dropped a lot of clangers last season and was beaten at his near post on a number of occasions. If he hasn't signed a new contract then let him leave and we can get a keeper who is decent. As for Reid, I'm surprised people still harp on about him being of any ability. He was the laziest player I've seen since Bobby Petta and would be glad to see the back of him. He's sure to bed in well back in Dagenham I'd hope. That fella from Orient, Odubaju or however it's spelt is one i would want in personally even if we need to pay some cash.
It does not seem as if there is any cash to spare on a player purchase as well as his wages so it would have to be a out of contract player Reed has to prove his fitness and let us wish him well with that I feel you are a little harsh in calling him lazy but respect your opinion I think Jonny Mac will resign and he is a good young keeper Take care and keep supporting
[quote][p][bold]CGUM79[/bold] wrote: Jonny Mac dropped a lot of clangers last season and was beaten at his near post on a number of occasions. If he hasn't signed a new contract then let him leave and we can get a keeper who is decent. As for Reid, I'm surprised people still harp on about him being of any ability. He was the laziest player I've seen since Bobby Petta and would be glad to see the back of him. He's sure to bed in well back in Dagenham I'd hope. That fella from Orient, Odubaju or however it's spelt is one i would want in personally even if we need to pay some cash.[/p][/quote]It does not seem as if there is any cash to spare on a player purchase as well as his wages so it would have to be a out of contract player Reed has to prove his fitness and let us wish him well with that I feel you are a little harsh in calling him lazy but respect your opinion I think Jonny Mac will resign and he is a good young keeper Take care and keep supporting lawsonio123
  • Score: 2

8:23am Mon 23 Jun 14

SouthCheshireBantams says...

Statler4 wrote:
SouthCheshireBantams wrote:
Jonny Mac was pretty poor last year but to be fair, when you only have the youth team apprentice as a training partner and such a shoddy defence I front of you then I'm sued he could be forgiven! He's been solid the years previous so I'm happy to stick with but a number 2 is very much needed. I agree that Reid was very poor and I don't think we should be looking to keep him, he was very lazy and temperamental. Too injury probe and has the wrong attitude so no thanks. Shame we seem to be losing Meredith. If we can afford to waste money on McLean then I'm sure we could have made Mezza a better offer. Pretty happy with the signings so far but I think it's a bit laughable that there's talk of promotion at this stage! Let's wait until Xmas, given Parkinson's track record of signings I'm not holding out for much. Plenty have come in with high expectations and have flopped - Kennedy and Yates spring immediately to mind. We need a couple of good wingers, a back up centre half, a back up keeper and a better centre forward.

And please please please can we stop playing route one to Hanson this year!!!...........

Top 10 finish and no 20 game run without a win would be fine. Promotion at this stage could be a financial disaster if we were to come straight back down again. Parkinson's got one more season to prove himself able to take this club to the next step. Anything less than top 10 and questions need to be asked.
Only the youth team apprentice as a training partner? What about Conor Ripley and Aaron Jameson? So far as being poor is concerned, Jameson was hoping for first team action but didn't get a look in because in the words of Phil Parkinson "Jon was so consistent". If Reid proves his fitness he will get a new contract and anyone who thinks he's lazy and tempermental with the wrong attitude must be seriously deluded. Wasting money on Mclean? Really? We'll see about that. I'l give you Kennedy, he looked a bit lost but sometimes players don't fit in despite everyone's best intentions. Yeates has been carrying an injury and was playing in considerable pain much of the time, I'm quite sure he'll be a force to be reckoned with in the coming season when he's fully fit. A better centre forward? Tell the rest of the players that and they'd die laughing.
McLean's a has been. He still commutes from London every week, his head's not in it any more. We only had Ripley and Jameson short term so that renders your point invalid. Reid is rubbish, I suppose if he's not then 4000 fans in the main stand shouting otherwise must also be "deluded". His head's bigger than his boots. We need a player who commits and performs week in week out, not some prat in flash boots that's plays well when he can be bothered to. I look forward to the glut of goals from the strikers then, didn't see much evidence for it last year but obviously your another one if these "fans" who believes that only praise should ever be given to the team even if what they're doing is poor. You people are just weird.
[quote][p][bold]Statler4[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SouthCheshireBantams[/bold] wrote: Jonny Mac was pretty poor last year but to be fair, when you only have the youth team apprentice as a training partner and such a shoddy defence I front of you then I'm sued he could be forgiven! He's been solid the years previous so I'm happy to stick with but a number 2 is very much needed. I agree that Reid was very poor and I don't think we should be looking to keep him, he was very lazy and temperamental. Too injury probe and has the wrong attitude so no thanks. Shame we seem to be losing Meredith. If we can afford to waste money on McLean then I'm sure we could have made Mezza a better offer. Pretty happy with the signings so far but I think it's a bit laughable that there's talk of promotion at this stage! Let's wait until Xmas, given Parkinson's track record of signings I'm not holding out for much. Plenty have come in with high expectations and have flopped - Kennedy and Yates spring immediately to mind. We need a couple of good wingers, a back up centre half, a back up keeper and a better centre forward. And please please please can we stop playing route one to Hanson this year!!!........... Top 10 finish and no 20 game run without a win would be fine. Promotion at this stage could be a financial disaster if we were to come straight back down again. Parkinson's got one more season to prove himself able to take this club to the next step. Anything less than top 10 and questions need to be asked.[/p][/quote]Only the youth team apprentice as a training partner? What about Conor Ripley and Aaron Jameson? So far as being poor is concerned, Jameson was hoping for first team action but didn't get a look in because in the words of Phil Parkinson "Jon was so consistent". If Reid proves his fitness he will get a new contract and anyone who thinks he's lazy and tempermental with the wrong attitude must be seriously deluded. Wasting money on Mclean? Really? We'll see about that. I'l give you Kennedy, he looked a bit lost but sometimes players don't fit in despite everyone's best intentions. Yeates has been carrying an injury and was playing in considerable pain much of the time, I'm quite sure he'll be a force to be reckoned with in the coming season when he's fully fit. A better centre forward? Tell the rest of the players that and they'd die laughing.[/p][/quote]McLean's a has been. He still commutes from London every week, his head's not in it any more. We only had Ripley and Jameson short term so that renders your point invalid. Reid is rubbish, I suppose if he's not then 4000 fans in the main stand shouting otherwise must also be "deluded". His head's bigger than his boots. We need a player who commits and performs week in week out, not some prat in flash boots that's plays well when he can be bothered to. I look forward to the glut of goals from the strikers then, didn't see much evidence for it last year but obviously your another one if these "fans" who believes that only praise should ever be given to the team even if what they're doing is poor. You people are just weird. SouthCheshireBantams
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9:01am Mon 23 Jun 14

dannbradfc says...

Nickloza wrote:
Michael Clayton wrote:
Nickloza wrote:
dannbradfc wrote:
Funny how on the previous thread I was attacked for suggesting some fans are talking of promotion and here we are with an headline suggesting the same. Based on what? I will maintain this stance until we see a squad large enough, with quality and certain positions filled. Eg defo need two more wide players and I think two striker's. Although one will probably be the case and loan if required. Hanson gets injuries. Maclean as huge question marks for me. Poss yeates, reid, n devita out wide? ????? Not good enough imo. ..thus still a lot to be done before fans can speak of play offs with sn element of reality. ...
Hardly attacked, don't be such a drama queen, this is just one players aspirations not the view of most fans.
Have you heard of the phrase 'verbally attacked'? That is what he means. No intention to over-dramatise.
Yes I have for your information, and he was merely asked a question in response to his post and not VERBALLY attacked, therefore as I said drama queen but thanks for your two penneth anyway.
Actually Michael is quite correct. I was criticised on another thread for saying that some fans expectations were unrealistic. Fans are commenting that we will make the play-offs for certain. Some even higher. Every signing we make is been greeted as a quality signing. I questioned these 'facts' and was dismissed by someone stating that no-one was thinking this way. Lo and behold the next day this headline uses the word promotion......
[quote][p][bold]Nickloza[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Michael Clayton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nickloza[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dannbradfc[/bold] wrote: Funny how on the previous thread I was attacked for suggesting some fans are talking of promotion and here we are with an headline suggesting the same. Based on what? I will maintain this stance until we see a squad large enough, with quality and certain positions filled. Eg defo need two more wide players and I think two striker's. Although one will probably be the case and loan if required. Hanson gets injuries. Maclean as huge question marks for me. Poss yeates, reid, n devita out wide? ????? Not good enough imo. ..thus still a lot to be done before fans can speak of play offs with sn element of reality. ...[/p][/quote]Hardly attacked, don't be such a drama queen, this is just one players aspirations not the view of most fans.[/p][/quote]Have you heard of the phrase 'verbally attacked'? That is what he means. No intention to over-dramatise.[/p][/quote]Yes I have for your information, and he was merely asked a question in response to his post and not VERBALLY attacked, therefore as I said drama queen but thanks for your two penneth anyway.[/p][/quote]Actually Michael is quite correct. I was criticised on another thread for saying that some fans expectations were unrealistic. Fans are commenting that we will make the play-offs for certain. Some even higher. Every signing we make is been greeted as a quality signing. I questioned these 'facts' and was dismissed by someone stating that no-one was thinking this way. Lo and behold the next day this headline uses the word promotion...... dannbradfc
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9:33am Mon 23 Jun 14

Nickloza says...

dannbradfc wrote:
Nickloza wrote:
Michael Clayton wrote:
Nickloza wrote:
dannbradfc wrote:
Funny how on the previous thread I was attacked for suggesting some fans are talking of promotion and here we are with an headline suggesting the same. Based on what? I will maintain this stance until we see a squad large enough, with quality and certain positions filled. Eg defo need two more wide players and I think two striker's. Although one will probably be the case and loan if required. Hanson gets injuries. Maclean as huge question marks for me. Poss yeates, reid, n devita out wide? ????? Not good enough imo. ..thus still a lot to be done before fans can speak of play offs with sn element of reality. ...
Hardly attacked, don't be such a drama queen, this is just one players aspirations not the view of most fans.
Have you heard of the phrase 'verbally attacked'? That is what he means. No intention to over-dramatise.
Yes I have for your information, and he was merely asked a question in response to his post and not VERBALLY attacked, therefore as I said drama queen but thanks for your two penneth anyway.
Actually Michael is quite correct. I was criticised on another thread for saying that some fans expectations were unrealistic. Fans are commenting that we will make the play-offs for certain. Some even higher. Every signing we make is been greeted as a quality signing. I questioned these 'facts' and was dismissed by someone stating that no-one was thinking this way. Lo and behold the next day this headline uses the word promotion......
You talk utter rubbish, this headline is about one players aspirations of promotion and not the feeling's of most fans! The majority of fans just want an improvement on last season, which is not unrealistic and if someone disagreeing with you is been VERBALLY ( For Michael's sake) attacked well I feel sorry for you!
[quote][p][bold]dannbradfc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nickloza[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Michael Clayton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nickloza[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dannbradfc[/bold] wrote: Funny how on the previous thread I was attacked for suggesting some fans are talking of promotion and here we are with an headline suggesting the same. Based on what? I will maintain this stance until we see a squad large enough, with quality and certain positions filled. Eg defo need two more wide players and I think two striker's. Although one will probably be the case and loan if required. Hanson gets injuries. Maclean as huge question marks for me. Poss yeates, reid, n devita out wide? ????? Not good enough imo. ..thus still a lot to be done before fans can speak of play offs with sn element of reality. ...[/p][/quote]Hardly attacked, don't be such a drama queen, this is just one players aspirations not the view of most fans.[/p][/quote]Have you heard of the phrase 'verbally attacked'? That is what he means. No intention to over-dramatise.[/p][/quote]Yes I have for your information, and he was merely asked a question in response to his post and not VERBALLY attacked, therefore as I said drama queen but thanks for your two penneth anyway.[/p][/quote]Actually Michael is quite correct. I was criticised on another thread for saying that some fans expectations were unrealistic. Fans are commenting that we will make the play-offs for certain. Some even higher. Every signing we make is been greeted as a quality signing. I questioned these 'facts' and was dismissed by someone stating that no-one was thinking this way. Lo and behold the next day this headline uses the word promotion......[/p][/quote]You talk utter rubbish, this headline is about one players aspirations of promotion and not the feeling's of most fans! The majority of fans just want an improvement on last season, which is not unrealistic and if someone disagreeing with you is been VERBALLY ( For Michael's sake) attacked well I feel sorry for you! Nickloza
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10:21am Mon 23 Jun 14

dannbradfc says...

Waynus1971 wrote:
Statler4 wrote:
Waynus1971 wrote:
schroeder wrote:
Waynus1971 wrote:
moanmoanwhingewhinge wrote:
OLD BANTAM wrote:
All we need now is a goalkeeper , 2 strikers, and 2 wingers, not a lot to ask for is it.?.
No, what we 'need' is for moaning whiners like you to stop slating everything everyone at the club ever does and show some faith / patience. Surely that's not too much to ask for? Is it?
Not sure if you have a previous gripe with the above poster or not, but his comment wasn't a moan; he stated a fact. After the departures of key players this summer, PP has fine very well bringing in their replacements. The whole point of this was to make us stronger and 'take us to the next level'. In order to do that, we do need to sign a keeper (another week has passed and still no news on Jon Mc never mind a back up). We also need a quick goal scorer. Hanson is good at what he does and I don't think we have seen the best of Mclean, but after them, what are we left with. McBurnie & Clarkson may come good but neither are ready for the here and now and furthermore, neither offer that extra pace.

My biggest worry is the lack of wingers- the last time we had to little players of that ilk, Peter Taylor was in charge and we all remember how bad that was. De Vita isn't the answer and I didn't see enough good games from Yeates to suggest he is either. We need pace on the flanks and hopefully these are the areas that PP is looking at loaning in from the a Premiership.

All in all, good signings made, but a min of 4 more needed. No moaning; just stating the obvious
Kyel Reid not good enough?? I think Jon McLaughlin is better that the average league 1 keeper too, and every team would want someone like James Hanson.

We need ONE pacey striker, although I have a good feeling Mclean will get a lot of goals next season, and a left sided winger.. that's about it.
Not sure where you're going with that post. Where have I said Kyel Reid isn't good enough? However, I just can't see him bring here next season. He's had a bad injury and IF he does get fully fit, I can see him wanting a move down South to be closer to his family.

As for McLaughlin, it may have escaped your attention, but he's out of contract and yet to sign the one offered by the club, despite their deadline being over a week ago! As I said originally, we need 2 keepers of equal ability to push each other on and provide competition. As it stands, we have no keepers.

I also said Hanson is good at what he does, but our forward line lacks pace. I don't think we disagree there. I stand by needing a min of 4 good signings (pref 5) and hope PP can get most of these from the Prem
Jon McLaughlin is not out of contract, his current contract finishes on July 31st. He has plenty of time to sign. I'm quite certain that the trained eyes of Lee Butler, Phil Parkinson and Steve Parkin know exactly what we need when it comes to the goalkeeping position and they are more than happy with Jon's consistency. The goalkeeping position will be the same as last season, a loan keeper to cover Jon.
Jon Mc is out of contract shortly; my phrasing could have been better. However, what can't be disputed is that PP gave all the out of contract players 30 days to accept the contracts on offer. McArdle agreed almost immediately and Darby right on the deadline. However, Doyle, Mezza and McLaughlin have yet to put pen to paper. Doyle was immediately replaced with a new signing and it appears Mezza will be going down the same route when his contract officially ends.

I seriously believe Jon Mc will be replaced in the coming days, after being given long enough to come to an agreement. I also believe a winger (or 2) and a striker will arrive on season long loans from the Prem.

The rumours that Jack Grealish could be one if them, refuses to go away...... BUT don't tell Dann, as Grealish was another member of last season's Notts County's team!!!
:)........i was just pointing out what i felt was a valid point and again to calm some of our more optimistic posters. Notts county did pull of a miracle-type escape last season and these players were part of that. Whether they were part of the recovery or the initial results i'm not entirely sure but its a point o0f caution. I have respect for your apparent knowledge of players but i'm sure many of those calling such players 'quality' both here and on facebook have never seen/really know these players. As you are more than aware its all about affordability. the saying you usually get what you pay for generally applies to football as well. there are exceptions e.g. andy gray and nahki wells ;)

I'm just trying to point out to some that if players are turning down our offers and some are accepting there is a part of this reasoning that thoses costing more equates to been better........(ps not patronising you as i know that you know this but its apparent that some don't.........
[quote][p][bold]Waynus1971[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Statler4[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Waynus1971[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]schroeder[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Waynus1971[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]moanmoanwhingewhinge[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OLD BANTAM[/bold] wrote: All we need now is a goalkeeper , 2 strikers, and 2 wingers, not a lot to ask for is it.?.[/p][/quote]No, what we 'need' is for moaning whiners like you to stop slating everything everyone at the club ever does and show some faith / patience. Surely that's not too much to ask for? Is it?[/p][/quote]Not sure if you have a previous gripe with the above poster or not, but his comment wasn't a moan; he stated a fact. After the departures of key players this summer, PP has fine very well bringing in their replacements. The whole point of this was to make us stronger and 'take us to the next level'. In order to do that, we do need to sign a keeper (another week has passed and still no news on Jon Mc never mind a back up). We also need a quick goal scorer. Hanson is good at what he does and I don't think we have seen the best of Mclean, but after them, what are we left with. McBurnie & Clarkson may come good but neither are ready for the here and now and furthermore, neither offer that extra pace. My biggest worry is the lack of wingers- the last time we had to little players of that ilk, Peter Taylor was in charge and we all remember how bad that was. De Vita isn't the answer and I didn't see enough good games from Yeates to suggest he is either. We need pace on the flanks and hopefully these are the areas that PP is looking at loaning in from the a Premiership. All in all, good signings made, but a min of 4 more needed. No moaning; just stating the obvious[/p][/quote]Kyel Reid not good enough?? I think Jon McLaughlin is better that the average league 1 keeper too, and every team would want someone like James Hanson. We need ONE pacey striker, although I have a good feeling Mclean will get a lot of goals next season, and a left sided winger.. that's about it.[/p][/quote]Not sure where you're going with that post. Where have I said Kyel Reid isn't good enough? However, I just can't see him bring here next season. He's had a bad injury and IF he does get fully fit, I can see him wanting a move down South to be closer to his family. As for McLaughlin, it may have escaped your attention, but he's out of contract and yet to sign the one offered by the club, despite their deadline being over a week ago! As I said originally, we need 2 keepers of equal ability to push each other on and provide competition. As it stands, we have no keepers. I also said Hanson is good at what he does, but our forward line lacks pace. I don't think we disagree there. I stand by needing a min of 4 good signings (pref 5) and hope PP can get most of these from the Prem[/p][/quote]Jon McLaughlin is not out of contract, his current contract finishes on July 31st. He has plenty of time to sign. I'm quite certain that the trained eyes of Lee Butler, Phil Parkinson and Steve Parkin know exactly what we need when it comes to the goalkeeping position and they are more than happy with Jon's consistency. The goalkeeping position will be the same as last season, a loan keeper to cover Jon.[/p][/quote]Jon Mc is out of contract shortly; my phrasing could have been better. However, what can't be disputed is that PP gave all the out of contract players 30 days to accept the contracts on offer. McArdle agreed almost immediately and Darby right on the deadline. However, Doyle, Mezza and McLaughlin have yet to put pen to paper. Doyle was immediately replaced with a new signing and it appears Mezza will be going down the same route when his contract officially ends. I seriously believe Jon Mc will be replaced in the coming days, after being given long enough to come to an agreement. I also believe a winger (or 2) and a striker will arrive on season long loans from the Prem. The rumours that Jack Grealish could be one if them, refuses to go away...... BUT don't tell Dann, as Grealish was another member of last season's Notts County's team!!![/p][/quote]:)........i was just pointing out what i felt was a valid point and again to calm some of our more optimistic posters. Notts county did pull of a miracle-type escape last season and these players were part of that. Whether they were part of the recovery or the initial results i'm not entirely sure but its a point o0f caution. I have respect for your apparent knowledge of players but i'm sure many of those calling such players 'quality' both here and on facebook have never seen/really know these players. As you are more than aware its all about affordability. the saying you usually get what you pay for generally applies to football as well. there are exceptions e.g. andy gray and nahki wells ;) I'm just trying to point out to some that if players are turning down our offers and some are accepting there is a part of this reasoning that thoses costing more equates to been better........(ps not patronising you as i know that you know this but its apparent that some don't......... dannbradfc
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11:46am Mon 23 Jun 14

Statler4 says...

SouthCheshireBantams wrote:
Statler4 wrote:
SouthCheshireBantams wrote:
Jonny Mac was pretty poor last year but to be fair, when you only have the youth team apprentice as a training partner and such a shoddy defence I front of you then I'm sued he could be forgiven! He's been solid the years previous so I'm happy to stick with but a number 2 is very much needed. I agree that Reid was very poor and I don't think we should be looking to keep him, he was very lazy and temperamental. Too injury probe and has the wrong attitude so no thanks. Shame we seem to be losing Meredith. If we can afford to waste money on McLean then I'm sure we could have made Mezza a better offer. Pretty happy with the signings so far but I think it's a bit laughable that there's talk of promotion at this stage! Let's wait until Xmas, given Parkinson's track record of signings I'm not holding out for much. Plenty have come in with high expectations and have flopped - Kennedy and Yates spring immediately to mind. We need a couple of good wingers, a back up centre half, a back up keeper and a better centre forward.

And please please please can we stop playing route one to Hanson this year!!!...........

Top 10 finish and no 20 game run without a win would be fine. Promotion at this stage could be a financial disaster if we were to come straight back down again. Parkinson's got one more season to prove himself able to take this club to the next step. Anything less than top 10 and questions need to be asked.
Only the youth team apprentice as a training partner? What about Conor Ripley and Aaron Jameson? So far as being poor is concerned, Jameson was hoping for first team action but didn't get a look in because in the words of Phil Parkinson "Jon was so consistent". If Reid proves his fitness he will get a new contract and anyone who thinks he's lazy and tempermental with the wrong attitude must be seriously deluded. Wasting money on Mclean? Really? We'll see about that. I'l give you Kennedy, he looked a bit lost but sometimes players don't fit in despite everyone's best intentions. Yeates has been carrying an injury and was playing in considerable pain much of the time, I'm quite sure he'll be a force to be reckoned with in the coming season when he's fully fit. A better centre forward? Tell the rest of the players that and they'd die laughing.
McLean's a has been. He still commutes from London every week, his head's not in it any more. We only had Ripley and Jameson short term so that renders your point invalid. Reid is rubbish, I suppose if he's not then 4000 fans in the main stand shouting otherwise must also be "deluded". His head's bigger than his boots. We need a player who commits and performs week in week out, not some prat in flash boots that's plays well when he can be bothered to. I look forward to the glut of goals from the strikers then, didn't see much evidence for it last year but obviously your another one if these "fans" who believes that only praise should ever be given to the team even if what they're doing is poor. You people are just weird.
We'll see about Mclean. Ripley was with us for the first half of last season and Jameson the second half. I don't consider that length of time to be a short term loan. I sit in the main stand and no-one close to me is critical of Kyel Reid. If he's rubbish why do the opposing managers always put at least two and sometimes three or four players on him? Are their and their scouts trained eyes deluded or weird? Why do his teammates pass the ball to him? I sit directly in line with him when he gets the ball when City are attacking the Kop and I see the brutal treatment meted out to him by defenders and the way he gets up after each battering and goes again. I'm not someone who believes only praise should be given to the team even if what they are doing is poor but I know that I wholeheartedly support a little League One club tucked away in West Yorkshire and not some fantasy team. I expect things to be a roller coaster with some great games, some mediocre games and some poor games, that's the reality for me of watching BCFC for 44 years.
[quote][p][bold]SouthCheshireBantams[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Statler4[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SouthCheshireBantams[/bold] wrote: Jonny Mac was pretty poor last year but to be fair, when you only have the youth team apprentice as a training partner and such a shoddy defence I front of you then I'm sued he could be forgiven! He's been solid the years previous so I'm happy to stick with but a number 2 is very much needed. I agree that Reid was very poor and I don't think we should be looking to keep him, he was very lazy and temperamental. Too injury probe and has the wrong attitude so no thanks. Shame we seem to be losing Meredith. If we can afford to waste money on McLean then I'm sure we could have made Mezza a better offer. Pretty happy with the signings so far but I think it's a bit laughable that there's talk of promotion at this stage! Let's wait until Xmas, given Parkinson's track record of signings I'm not holding out for much. Plenty have come in with high expectations and have flopped - Kennedy and Yates spring immediately to mind. We need a couple of good wingers, a back up centre half, a back up keeper and a better centre forward. And please please please can we stop playing route one to Hanson this year!!!........... Top 10 finish and no 20 game run without a win would be fine. Promotion at this stage could be a financial disaster if we were to come straight back down again. Parkinson's got one more season to prove himself able to take this club to the next step. Anything less than top 10 and questions need to be asked.[/p][/quote]Only the youth team apprentice as a training partner? What about Conor Ripley and Aaron Jameson? So far as being poor is concerned, Jameson was hoping for first team action but didn't get a look in because in the words of Phil Parkinson "Jon was so consistent". If Reid proves his fitness he will get a new contract and anyone who thinks he's lazy and tempermental with the wrong attitude must be seriously deluded. Wasting money on Mclean? Really? We'll see about that. I'l give you Kennedy, he looked a bit lost but sometimes players don't fit in despite everyone's best intentions. Yeates has been carrying an injury and was playing in considerable pain much of the time, I'm quite sure he'll be a force to be reckoned with in the coming season when he's fully fit. A better centre forward? Tell the rest of the players that and they'd die laughing.[/p][/quote]McLean's a has been. He still commutes from London every week, his head's not in it any more. We only had Ripley and Jameson short term so that renders your point invalid. Reid is rubbish, I suppose if he's not then 4000 fans in the main stand shouting otherwise must also be "deluded". His head's bigger than his boots. We need a player who commits and performs week in week out, not some prat in flash boots that's plays well when he can be bothered to. I look forward to the glut of goals from the strikers then, didn't see much evidence for it last year but obviously your another one if these "fans" who believes that only praise should ever be given to the team even if what they're doing is poor. You people are just weird.[/p][/quote]We'll see about Mclean. Ripley was with us for the first half of last season and Jameson the second half. I don't consider that length of time to be a short term loan. I sit in the main stand and no-one close to me is critical of Kyel Reid. If he's rubbish why do the opposing managers always put at least two and sometimes three or four players on him? Are their and their scouts trained eyes deluded or weird? Why do his teammates pass the ball to him? I sit directly in line with him when he gets the ball when City are attacking the Kop and I see the brutal treatment meted out to him by defenders and the way he gets up after each battering and goes again. I'm not someone who believes only praise should be given to the team even if what they are doing is poor but I know that I wholeheartedly support a little League One club tucked away in West Yorkshire and not some fantasy team. I expect things to be a roller coaster with some great games, some mediocre games and some poor games, that's the reality for me of watching BCFC for 44 years. Statler4
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12:15pm Mon 23 Jun 14

Prisoner Cell Block A says...

I see the lunatics are back out of the box again.

Yes, those 4000 you mention must be deluded if they think Reid is either rubbish or lazy. Inconsistent at times is his failing but apart from that a great L1 player.

Also JM, solid, dependable keeper who has seen off challenges from more experienced keepers and youngsters from leagues above us.
I see the lunatics are back out of the box again. Yes, those 4000 you mention must be deluded if they think Reid is either rubbish or lazy. Inconsistent at times is his failing but apart from that a great L1 player. Also JM, solid, dependable keeper who has seen off challenges from more experienced keepers and youngsters from leagues above us. Prisoner Cell Block A
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3:04pm Mon 23 Jun 14

dannbradfc says...

Prisoner Cell Block A wrote:
I see the lunatics are back out of the box again.

Yes, those 4000 you mention must be deluded if they think Reid is either rubbish or lazy. Inconsistent at times is his failing but apart from that a great L1 player.

Also JM, solid, dependable keeper who has seen off challenges from more experienced keepers and youngsters from leagues above us.
Bang on on both counts. ....if Reid crossing was better then he'd be playing at an higher level but then he wouldn't be with us. As the poster above responds its funny how many times he's doubled up on. .....as for jonny, he does some daft things but his general keeping is good. Claims and catches better than most of keepers I've seen in world cup
[quote][p][bold]Prisoner Cell Block A[/bold] wrote: I see the lunatics are back out of the box again. Yes, those 4000 you mention must be deluded if they think Reid is either rubbish or lazy. Inconsistent at times is his failing but apart from that a great L1 player. Also JM, solid, dependable keeper who has seen off challenges from more experienced keepers and youngsters from leagues above us.[/p][/quote]Bang on on both counts. ....if Reid crossing was better then he'd be playing at an higher level but then he wouldn't be with us. As the poster above responds its funny how many times he's doubled up on. .....as for jonny, he does some daft things but his general keeping is good. Claims and catches better than most of keepers I've seen in world cup dannbradfc
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11:44am Thu 26 Jun 14

dannbradfc says...

dannbradfc wrote:
Waynus1971 wrote:
Statler4 wrote:
Waynus1971 wrote:
schroeder wrote:
Waynus1971 wrote:
moanmoanwhingewhinge wrote:
OLD BANTAM wrote: All we need now is a goalkeeper , 2 strikers, and 2 wingers, not a lot to ask for is it.?.
No, what we 'need' is for moaning whiners like you to stop slating everything everyone at the club ever does and show some faith / patience. Surely that's not too much to ask for? Is it?
Not sure if you have a previous gripe with the above poster or not, but his comment wasn't a moan; he stated a fact. After the departures of key players this summer, PP has fine very well bringing in their replacements. The whole point of this was to make us stronger and 'take us to the next level'. In order to do that, we do need to sign a keeper (another week has passed and still no news on Jon Mc never mind a back up). We also need a quick goal scorer. Hanson is good at what he does and I don't think we have seen the best of Mclean, but after them, what are we left with. McBurnie & Clarkson may come good but neither are ready for the here and now and furthermore, neither offer that extra pace. My biggest worry is the lack of wingers- the last time we had to little players of that ilk, Peter Taylor was in charge and we all remember how bad that was. De Vita isn't the answer and I didn't see enough good games from Yeates to suggest he is either. We need pace on the flanks and hopefully these are the areas that PP is looking at loaning in from the a Premiership. All in all, good signings made, but a min of 4 more needed. No moaning; just stating the obvious
Kyel Reid not good enough?? I think Jon McLaughlin is better that the average league 1 keeper too, and every team would want someone like James Hanson. We need ONE pacey striker, although I have a good feeling Mclean will get a lot of goals next season, and a left sided winger.. that's about it.
Not sure where you're going with that post. Where have I said Kyel Reid isn't good enough? However, I just can't see him bring here next season. He's had a bad injury and IF he does get fully fit, I can see him wanting a move down South to be closer to his family. As for McLaughlin, it may have escaped your attention, but he's out of contract and yet to sign the one offered by the club, despite their deadline being over a week ago! As I said originally, we need 2 keepers of equal ability to push each other on and provide competition. As it stands, we have no keepers. I also said Hanson is good at what he does, but our forward line lacks pace. I don't think we disagree there. I stand by needing a min of 4 good signings (pref 5) and hope PP can get most of these from the Prem
Jon McLaughlin is not out of contract, his current contract finishes on July 31st. He has plenty of time to sign. I'm quite certain that the trained eyes of Lee Butler, Phil Parkinson and Steve Parkin know exactly what we need when it comes to the goalkeeping position and they are more than happy with Jon's consistency. The goalkeeping position will be the same as last season, a loan keeper to cover Jon.
Jon Mc is out of contract shortly; my phrasing could have been better. However, what can't be disputed is that PP gave all the out of contract players 30 days to accept the contracts on offer. McArdle agreed almost immediately and Darby right on the deadline. However, Doyle, Mezza and McLaughlin have yet to put pen to paper. Doyle was immediately replaced with a new signing and it appears Mezza will be going down the same route when his contract officially ends. I seriously believe Jon Mc will be replaced in the coming days, after being given long enough to come to an agreement. I also believe a winger (or 2) and a striker will arrive on season long loans from the Prem. The rumours that Jack Grealish could be one if them, refuses to go away...... BUT don't tell Dann, as Grealish was another member of last season's Notts County's team!!!
:)........i was just pointing out what i felt was a valid point and again to calm some of our more optimistic posters. Notts county did pull of a miracle-type escape last season and these players were part of that. Whether they were part of the recovery or the initial results i'm not entirely sure but its a point o0f caution. I have respect for your apparent knowledge of players but i'm sure many of those calling such players 'quality' both here and on facebook have never seen/really know these players. As you are more than aware its all about affordability. the saying you usually get what you pay for generally applies to football as well. there are exceptions e.g. andy gray and nahki wells ;) I'm just trying to point out to some that if players are turning down our offers and some are accepting there is a part of this reasoning that thoses costing more equates to been better........(ps not patronising you as i know that you know this but its apparent that some don't.........
PS WAYNUS.....

this post is another sign of your own hypocrisy. You attack me for seemingly unnecssarily bringing you into another post then do exactly the same thing here......

Thats hypocrisy in action.

I've responded to that under the other headline but what i was doing was actually offering you praise for the reserach that you do whereas you are attempting a veiled attack......
[quote][p][bold]dannbradfc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Waynus1971[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Statler4[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Waynus1971[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]schroeder[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Waynus1971[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]moanmoanwhingewhinge[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OLD BANTAM[/bold] wrote: All we need now is a goalkeeper , 2 strikers, and 2 wingers, not a lot to ask for is it.?.[/p][/quote]No, what we 'need' is for moaning whiners like you to stop slating everything everyone at the club ever does and show some faith / patience. Surely that's not too much to ask for? Is it?[/p][/quote]Not sure if you have a previous gripe with the above poster or not, but his comment wasn't a moan; he stated a fact. After the departures of key players this summer, PP has fine very well bringing in their replacements. The whole point of this was to make us stronger and 'take us to the next level'. In order to do that, we do need to sign a keeper (another week has passed and still no news on Jon Mc never mind a back up). We also need a quick goal scorer. Hanson is good at what he does and I don't think we have seen the best of Mclean, but after them, what are we left with. McBurnie & Clarkson may come good but neither are ready for the here and now and furthermore, neither offer that extra pace. My biggest worry is the lack of wingers- the last time we had to little players of that ilk, Peter Taylor was in charge and we all remember how bad that was. De Vita isn't the answer and I didn't see enough good games from Yeates to suggest he is either. We need pace on the flanks and hopefully these are the areas that PP is looking at loaning in from the a Premiership. All in all, good signings made, but a min of 4 more needed. No moaning; just stating the obvious[/p][/quote]Kyel Reid not good enough?? I think Jon McLaughlin is better that the average league 1 keeper too, and every team would want someone like James Hanson. We need ONE pacey striker, although I have a good feeling Mclean will get a lot of goals next season, and a left sided winger.. that's about it.[/p][/quote]Not sure where you're going with that post. Where have I said Kyel Reid isn't good enough? However, I just can't see him bring here next season. He's had a bad injury and IF he does get fully fit, I can see him wanting a move down South to be closer to his family. As for McLaughlin, it may have escaped your attention, but he's out of contract and yet to sign the one offered by the club, despite their deadline being over a week ago! As I said originally, we need 2 keepers of equal ability to push each other on and provide competition. As it stands, we have no keepers. I also said Hanson is good at what he does, but our forward line lacks pace. I don't think we disagree there. I stand by needing a min of 4 good signings (pref 5) and hope PP can get most of these from the Prem[/p][/quote]Jon McLaughlin is not out of contract, his current contract finishes on July 31st. He has plenty of time to sign. I'm quite certain that the trained eyes of Lee Butler, Phil Parkinson and Steve Parkin know exactly what we need when it comes to the goalkeeping position and they are more than happy with Jon's consistency. The goalkeeping position will be the same as last season, a loan keeper to cover Jon.[/p][/quote]Jon Mc is out of contract shortly; my phrasing could have been better. However, what can't be disputed is that PP gave all the out of contract players 30 days to accept the contracts on offer. McArdle agreed almost immediately and Darby right on the deadline. However, Doyle, Mezza and McLaughlin have yet to put pen to paper. Doyle was immediately replaced with a new signing and it appears Mezza will be going down the same route when his contract officially ends. I seriously believe Jon Mc will be replaced in the coming days, after being given long enough to come to an agreement. I also believe a winger (or 2) and a striker will arrive on season long loans from the Prem. The rumours that Jack Grealish could be one if them, refuses to go away...... BUT don't tell Dann, as Grealish was another member of last season's Notts County's team!!![/p][/quote]:)........i was just pointing out what i felt was a valid point and again to calm some of our more optimistic posters. Notts county did pull of a miracle-type escape last season and these players were part of that. Whether they were part of the recovery or the initial results i'm not entirely sure but its a point o0f caution. I have respect for your apparent knowledge of players but i'm sure many of those calling such players 'quality' both here and on facebook have never seen/really know these players. As you are more than aware its all about affordability. the saying you usually get what you pay for generally applies to football as well. there are exceptions e.g. andy gray and nahki wells ;) I'm just trying to point out to some that if players are turning down our offers and some are accepting there is a part of this reasoning that thoses costing more equates to been better........(ps not patronising you as i know that you know this but its apparent that some don't.........[/p][/quote]PS WAYNUS..... this post is another sign of your own hypocrisy. You attack me for seemingly unnecssarily bringing you into another post then do exactly the same thing here...... Thats hypocrisy in action. I've responded to that under the other headline but what i was doing was actually offering you praise for the reserach that you do whereas you are attempting a veiled attack...... dannbradfc
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11:52am Thu 26 Jun 14

Michael Clayton says...

Nickloza wrote:
Michael Clayton wrote:
Nickloza wrote:
dannbradfc wrote: Funny how on the previous thread I was attacked for suggesting some fans are talking of promotion and here we are with an headline suggesting the same. Based on what? I will maintain this stance until we see a squad large enough, with quality and certain positions filled. Eg defo need two more wide players and I think two striker's. Although one will probably be the case and loan if required. Hanson gets injuries. Maclean as huge question marks for me. Poss yeates, reid, n devita out wide? ????? Not good enough imo. ..thus still a lot to be done before fans can speak of play offs with sn element of reality. ...
Hardly attacked, don't be such a drama queen, this is just one players aspirations not the view of most fans.
Have you heard of the phrase 'verbally attacked'? That is what he means. No intention to over-dramatise.
Yes I have for your information, and he was merely asked a question in response to his post and not VERBALLY attacked, therefore as I said drama queen but thanks for your two penneth anyway.
Hello Nickloza. To clarify, he felt that he was 'attacked' over his previous comment. I agreed (that he had been attacked) but that is not to say that I nenecessarily agreed with his argument.

However, in fairness, this was not one of my better efforts. I do not blame you if you did not enjoy my 'two penneth'.
[quote][p][bold]Nickloza[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Michael Clayton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nickloza[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dannbradfc[/bold] wrote: Funny how on the previous thread I was attacked for suggesting some fans are talking of promotion and here we are with an headline suggesting the same. Based on what? I will maintain this stance until we see a squad large enough, with quality and certain positions filled. Eg defo need two more wide players and I think two striker's. Although one will probably be the case and loan if required. Hanson gets injuries. Maclean as huge question marks for me. Poss yeates, reid, n devita out wide? ????? Not good enough imo. ..thus still a lot to be done before fans can speak of play offs with sn element of reality. ...[/p][/quote]Hardly attacked, don't be such a drama queen, this is just one players aspirations not the view of most fans.[/p][/quote]Have you heard of the phrase 'verbally attacked'? That is what he means. No intention to over-dramatise.[/p][/quote]Yes I have for your information, and he was merely asked a question in response to his post and not VERBALLY attacked, therefore as I said drama queen but thanks for your two penneth anyway.[/p][/quote]Hello Nickloza. To clarify, he felt that he was 'attacked' over his previous comment. I agreed (that he had been attacked) but that is not to say that I nenecessarily agreed with his argument. However, in fairness, this was not one of my better efforts. I do not blame you if you did not enjoy my 'two penneth'. Michael Clayton
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