Andrew Davies column: We must aim for the play-offs this season

Andrew Davies column: We must aim for the play-offs this season

Andrew Davies column: We must aim for the play-offs this season

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THE new season is here at last and I am extremely excited.

It has felt like a long summer which has gone on forever but everyone has had a really good pre-season.

We have all been put through our paces and worked hard, so we are all ready to go now.

I have been impressed with the new signings we have made and I am sure they will get a chance to show what they can do because the start of the season is always a hectic time.

The games come thick and fast and fingers crossed everything goes according to plan.

I think we could do with a few more numbers and I am sure the gaffer is doing his best to strengthen us further.

I have been asked a couple of times recently – what is a realistic target for Bradford City this season?

I think it would be good to improve on where we finished last season and if we did not better that, it would be quite disappointing.

You can’t take two steps forward and four steps back.

We must really push on this year and I’m sure with the players we have brought, coupled with the drive of the manager, who is obviously a very determined character, we must aim for the play-offs.

That has to be our aim because there is no shortage of quality to have arrived.

Gary Liddle is someone I knew from Middlesbrough and he always had ability.

He had a couple of injuries which cut his Boro career short and he never played for the first team but he then went on to play a lot of games for Hartlepool and Notts County.

I’m sure he will be a big hit with the fans because he’s a really down-to-earth lad and someone who I like a lot.

On another note, I am growing a beard for charity until December 17 – the date of my 30th birthday.

I sat down with Graham Duckworth, our kitman, and I asked what I could do for charity.

He suggested going for a run, a bike ride or growing my hair… but I didn’t want to grow my hair because it will get in my eyes when I’m playing!

So I’m growing a beard and all funds raised will go to the Macmillan Charity and the Bradford City Burns Unit Appeal – two great causes.

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8:47pm Thu 7 Aug 14

Bradford Lad BD9 says...

Well done davo for doing your bit for the named charity's and good luck for the new season.
Well done davo for doing your bit for the named charity's and good luck for the new season. Bradford Lad BD9
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11:12pm Thu 7 Aug 14

dazp says...

Aim to stay up first
Aim to stay up first dazp
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12:39am Fri 8 Aug 14

doubledigiter says...

what i love about "davo" is that he always lifts me with his positive comments and backs it up in his performances on the pitch. my realistic expectations are that city will have a tough year this year and any kind of promotion push would be far beyond what we should hope for. however if we had 11 davo's for every game of the season i have no doubt we would be up there challenging for the title let alone trying to just push for the play offs. lets make sure as fans that this season we forge the same mentality as davo and we always aim to be the best and even when its not going our way we stick together and remain as one united team against all others. we are all bcfc!
what i love about "davo" is that he always lifts me with his positive comments and backs it up in his performances on the pitch. my realistic expectations are that city will have a tough year this year and any kind of promotion push would be far beyond what we should hope for. however if we had 11 davo's for every game of the season i have no doubt we would be up there challenging for the title let alone trying to just push for the play offs. lets make sure as fans that this season we forge the same mentality as davo and we always aim to be the best and even when its not going our way we stick together and remain as one united team against all others. we are all bcfc! doubledigiter
  • Score: 10

6:12pm Fri 8 Aug 14

#toerag43479 says...

doubledigiter wrote:
what i love about "davo" is that he always lifts me with his positive comments and backs it up in his performances on the pitch. my realistic expectations are that city will have a tough year this year and any kind of promotion push would be far beyond what we should hope for. however if we had 11 davo's for every game of the season i have no doubt we would be up there challenging for the title let alone trying to just push for the play offs. lets make sure as fans that this season we forge the same mentality as davo and we always aim to be the best and even when its not going our way we stick together and remain as one united team against all others. we are all bcfc!
Yes lad, I'm really hoping Davo stays fit all season, worth every penny
[quote][p][bold]doubledigiter[/bold] wrote: what i love about "davo" is that he always lifts me with his positive comments and backs it up in his performances on the pitch. my realistic expectations are that city will have a tough year this year and any kind of promotion push would be far beyond what we should hope for. however if we had 11 davo's for every game of the season i have no doubt we would be up there challenging for the title let alone trying to just push for the play offs. lets make sure as fans that this season we forge the same mentality as davo and we always aim to be the best and even when its not going our way we stick together and remain as one united team against all others. we are all bcfc![/p][/quote]Yes lad, I'm really hoping Davo stays fit all season, worth every penny #toerag43479
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