Parkinson pleased as Bradford City up the ante in pre-season

Raffaele De Vita was subbed with a thigh injury just before half-time

Raffaele De Vita was subbed with a thigh injury just before half-time

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

Phil Parkinson was happy with City’s competitive work-out against Blackburn.

Parkinson felt his side acquitted themselves well against the Championship outfit in this afternoon’s goalless draw at Valley Parade.

He said: “It was a very competitive game. With the greatest respect to Shelbourne, this was a big jump today.

“It was a big step-up in quality but I thought we did well. We restricted them to very little in the second half, defended well and looked dangerous.

“We got in some good positions but didn’t quite make the most of them. But all in all, physically it was a good work-out for us.”

Raffaele De Vita was forced off just before half-time in his bid to persuade Parkinson to offer him another deal.

Parkinson added: “Raffa had a slight thigh strain, which was a shame for him.”

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6:34pm Sat 26 Jul 14

lawsonio123 says...

Not a lot can be drawn from this game mainly a good workout if anything a lack of fire power from both sides but really to early to come to any firm verdict
Not a lot can be drawn from this game mainly a good workout if anything a lack of fire power from both sides but really to early to come to any firm verdict lawsonio123
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7:20pm Sat 26 Jul 14

ageofreason says...

more than a little worrying, it was obvious that we are desperately short within the squad and not long to go.
the new keeper came for crosses twice but unfortunately managed to drop both of them
our first half line up required last years top scorer to play on the wing.
second half system was a complete mystery
more than a little worrying, it was obvious that we are desperately short within the squad and not long to go. the new keeper came for crosses twice but unfortunately managed to drop both of them our first half line up required last years top scorer to play on the wing. second half system was a complete mystery ageofreason
  • Score: 17

12:30am Sun 27 Jul 14

Waynus1971 says...

ageofreason wrote:
more than a little worrying, it was obvious that we are desperately short within the squad and not long to go.
the new keeper came for crosses twice but unfortunately managed to drop both of them
our first half line up required last years top scorer to play on the wing.
second half system was a complete mystery
"our first half line up required last years top scorer to play on the wing".

I wasn't aware Wells had returned???
[quote][p][bold]ageofreason[/bold] wrote: more than a little worrying, it was obvious that we are desperately short within the squad and not long to go. the new keeper came for crosses twice but unfortunately managed to drop both of them our first half line up required last years top scorer to play on the wing. second half system was a complete mystery[/p][/quote]"our first half line up required last years top scorer to play on the wing". I wasn't aware Wells had returned??? Waynus1971
  • Score: -10

9:41am Sun 27 Jul 14

essess says...

Great taster of what's to come
Great taster of what's to come essess
  • Score: -11

12:33pm Sun 27 Jul 14

BirchLane-1964 says...

It's 'pre' season for a reason. Chance to try things different, get some game time for players fitness and give the whole squad some time playing together. It's not about entertaining the fans at this stage
It's 'pre' season for a reason. Chance to try things different, get some game time for players fitness and give the whole squad some time playing together. It's not about entertaining the fans at this stage BirchLane-1964
  • Score: 5

7:42pm Sun 27 Jul 14

essess says...

New keeper did well his distribution was excellent 90% going to a city player now that's a change for us he may have dropped a ball in a crowded area but he looks a CLASS goalkeeper. What about the lad with that long throw WOW what a tool to have as good as a corner
New keeper did well his distribution was excellent 90% going to a city player now that's a change for us he may have dropped a ball in a crowded area but he looks a CLASS goalkeeper. What about the lad with that long throw WOW what a tool to have as good as a corner essess
  • Score: -2

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