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3:20pm Sat 9 Aug 14

Boing-Boing says...

Reach has a starting place in the first 11. So ppl can stop the wishing to have him back for now!

Come on city
Reach has a starting place in the first 11. So ppl can stop the wishing to have him back for now! Come on city Boing-Boing
  • Score: -5

5:20pm Sat 9 Aug 14

portugalbull says...

Great start and crowd for City. Hope their at the top at the end.
Great start and crowd for City. Hope their at the top at the end. portugalbull
  • Score: 4

5:52pm Sat 9 Aug 14

MillieB says...

What was the gate numbers. Please
What was the gate numbers. Please MillieB
  • Score: 0

5:53pm Sat 9 Aug 14

MillieB says...

What was the gate final numbers.
What was the gate final numbers. MillieB
  • Score: 1

5:55pm Sat 9 Aug 14

Adam1903 says...

MillieB wrote:
What was the gate final numbers.
14,600 1,400 cov fans
[quote][p][bold]MillieB[/bold] wrote: What was the gate final numbers.[/p][/quote]14,600 1,400 cov fans Adam1903
  • Score: 2

5:59pm Sat 9 Aug 14

billy bob bantam says...

Great start today and pleased with the display well done lads. Reach had a stormer and defo won't be returning.
Great start today and pleased with the display well done lads. Reach had a stormer and defo won't be returning. billy bob bantam
  • Score: 0

6:07pm Sat 9 Aug 14

Cityman23 says...

Adam1903 wrote:
MillieB wrote:
What was the gate final numbers.
14,600 1,400 cov fans
13,600!
[quote][p][bold]Adam1903[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MillieB[/bold] wrote: What was the gate final numbers.[/p][/quote]14,600 1,400 cov fans[/p][/quote]13,600! Cityman23
  • Score: -2

6:35pm Sat 9 Aug 14

Cityman23 says...

For those in attendance, this goes down as one of the memorable matches of 2014/15- yes, even this early. It was a game with what most fans want-competitive, full tilt action, plenty of goals, goal mouth incidents and misses, and some real skillful play too, from both sides. the fact that all of City's new signings turned in good to very good performances was also a big plus!

The teams emerged to great cheers from the home fans and a full Midland Rd. end of sky blues supporters. there was some very good lively action from the start, but for a while both teams were cancelling each other out. Coventry had a couple of chances early on but failed to make them count. Then City took the lead to wild cheering from, who else but James Hanson. The half looked like ending 1-0, which would have been a fair reflection off the contest, but unfortunately new goalie Pickford came out for a cross, didn't connect and the ball was in the claret& amber net. City looked briefly shocked, but the half time whistle was probably a help.

Second half, it was City- not Coentry out of the traps quickly and the bantams won a penalty when big jim Hanson was pushed away from making contact in the box. These sometimes don't get given but JH was certainly man- handled away from reaching the ball. Alan Sheehan stepped up and it was 2-1 with a cool, determined finish.

This seemed to dampen Coventry's spirits and for most of the rest of the half they offered less of a threat. However, with 10 mins or so left they began to put more pressure on the City goal. City were playing deeper and deeper and attempting to hold what they had, but on one attack, Coventry put the ball across goal and it was put in at close range.

Very disappointing for City and the fans, but great credit to the bantams they didn't give up.
Jason Kennedy- a player who gave a terrific display today in midfield, won the ball and ran with it down the right. the Coventry players who had just previously been overdoing the celebrations down at the Midland Rd, looked on the back foot. Kennedy kept coming and then delivered an absolute peach of a cross that was met with pin point accuracy and bulleted into the net by big Jim Hanson. 3-2!!!

The game was over all bar the whistle, and City players celebrated a truly amazing win, while the sky blues trooped off hardly, believing they'd lost it at the end.

Lost of terrific performances-Rory McArdle, Alan Sheehan, Billy Knott, Jason Kennedy, Billy Clarke, Mark Yates, Jim Hanson. the official MOTM was Clarke, but I'd have given it to Kennedy. His work rate and tiger tackling was tremendous and that cross was top notch. He's come from being a write off on the basis of last season's performances to maybe, just maybe being a first choice, first team player.
Well done City and 'PP'!!
For those in attendance, this goes down as one of the memorable matches of 2014/15- yes, even this early. It was a game with what most fans want-competitive, full tilt action, plenty of goals, goal mouth incidents and misses, and some real skillful play too, from both sides. the fact that all of City's new signings turned in good to very good performances was also a big plus! The teams emerged to great cheers from the home fans and a full Midland Rd. end of sky blues supporters. there was some very good lively action from the start, but for a while both teams were cancelling each other out. Coventry had a couple of chances early on but failed to make them count. Then City took the lead to wild cheering from, who else but James Hanson. The half looked like ending 1-0, which would have been a fair reflection off the contest, but unfortunately new goalie Pickford came out for a cross, didn't connect and the ball was in the claret& amber net. City looked briefly shocked, but the half time whistle was probably a help. Second half, it was City- not Coentry out of the traps quickly and the bantams won a penalty when big jim Hanson was pushed away from making contact in the box. These sometimes don't get given but JH was certainly man- handled away from reaching the ball. Alan Sheehan stepped up and it was 2-1 with a cool, determined finish. This seemed to dampen Coventry's spirits and for most of the rest of the half they offered less of a threat. However, with 10 mins or so left they began to put more pressure on the City goal. City were playing deeper and deeper and attempting to hold what they had, but on one attack, Coventry put the ball across goal and it was put in at close range. Very disappointing for City and the fans, but great credit to the bantams they didn't give up. Jason Kennedy- a player who gave a terrific display today in midfield, won the ball and ran with it down the right. the Coventry players who had just previously been overdoing the celebrations down at the Midland Rd, looked on the back foot. Kennedy kept coming and then delivered an absolute peach of a cross that was met with pin point accuracy and bulleted into the net by big Jim Hanson. 3-2!!! The game was over all bar the whistle, and City players celebrated a truly amazing win, while the sky blues trooped off hardly, believing they'd lost it at the end. Lost of terrific performances-Rory McArdle, Alan Sheehan, Billy Knott, Jason Kennedy, Billy Clarke, Mark Yates, Jim Hanson. the official MOTM was Clarke, but I'd have given it to Kennedy. His work rate and tiger tackling was tremendous and that cross was top notch. He's come from being a write off on the basis of last season's performances to maybe, just maybe being a first choice, first team player. Well done City and 'PP'!! Cityman23
  • Score: 13

6:36pm Sat 9 Aug 14

britdeal says...

How many inches of rain did we have in Bradford yesterday? - so why was it neccessary to have the sprinklers on at half-time?
How many inches of rain did we have in Bradford yesterday? - so why was it neccessary to have the sprinklers on at half-time? britdeal
  • Score: -25

6:39pm Sat 9 Aug 14

bantam1911 says...

Crowd was 14621, report above says ref was Mike Dean but BBC says Andy D'urso, which one was it?
Crowd was 14621, report above says ref was Mike Dean but BBC says Andy D'urso, which one was it? bantam1911
  • Score: -7

7:16pm Sat 9 Aug 14

cudelse says...

Ref was (mike dean) was atrocious, typical premiership garbage. Great pace to the game, well done City.
Ref was (mike dean) was atrocious, typical premiership garbage. Great pace to the game, well done City. cudelse
  • Score: -23

7:17pm Sat 9 Aug 14

lawsonio123 says...

I have often said James Hanson can score 20 goals a season and there is the key to a successful City this year. Give him leave to play has a centre forward without having to defend a lot of the time and who knows how many he will score if the chances are made for him he may well reach 30 goals and this team looks has if they can supply those chances. The effort today and not without skill has well was a delight for supporters to watch Coventry also played there part in a entertaining game which was a joy to watch Well done ALL you City Players
I have often said James Hanson can score 20 goals a season and there is the key to a successful City this year. Give him leave to play has a centre forward without having to defend a lot of the time and who knows how many he will score if the chances are made for him he may well reach 30 goals and this team looks has if they can supply those chances. The effort today and not without skill has well was a delight for supporters to watch Coventry also played there part in a entertaining game which was a joy to watch Well done ALL you City Players lawsonio123
  • Score: 9

7:28pm Sat 9 Aug 14

Bradford Lad BD9 says...

Good entertaining game, full marks to the players fans and parky, thanks for the 3 pts
Good entertaining game, full marks to the players fans and parky, thanks for the 3 pts Bradford Lad BD9
  • Score: 8

7:31pm Sat 9 Aug 14

Baby Bantam says...

Some great football there, some good and bad refereeing too (corner of their goal first shouldn't have been) but very poor defending from corners too which gave them too cheap goals. Very very impressed with Clarke and Liddle but can't see McLean getting a look in with the way Hanson and Clarke played together. Sheehan had a good second half after falling asleep in the first but definitely redeemed himself with a well taken penny. Hope we take that game and set it as the base their expected to play at. Just work on defending corners
Some great football there, some good and bad refereeing too (corner of their goal first shouldn't have been) but very poor defending from corners too which gave them too cheap goals. Very very impressed with Clarke and Liddle but can't see McLean getting a look in with the way Hanson and Clarke played together. Sheehan had a good second half after falling asleep in the first but definitely redeemed himself with a well taken penny. Hope we take that game and set it as the base their expected to play at. Just work on defending corners Baby Bantam
  • Score: 5

7:37pm Sat 9 Aug 14

Pablo says...

An excellent performance. We kept the ball well and some of the football and movement was as good as I've seen in years.

I was pleased for Kennedy after last season's nightmare. Clarke was probably the pick of the bunch.

PP will be breathing a sigh of relief tonight that his new formation came good straight away and his newcomers made an instant impact. Every one of his new recruits look so comfortable on the ball.

There was a real feel good factor leaving the ground . Long may it last.
An excellent performance. We kept the ball well and some of the football and movement was as good as I've seen in years. I was pleased for Kennedy after last season's nightmare. Clarke was probably the pick of the bunch. PP will be breathing a sigh of relief tonight that his new formation came good straight away and his newcomers made an instant impact. Every one of his new recruits look so comfortable on the ball. There was a real feel good factor leaving the ground . Long may it last. Pablo
  • Score: 15

7:44pm Sat 9 Aug 14

Pablo says...

Baby Bantam wrote:
Some great football there, some good and bad refereeing too (corner of their goal first shouldn't have been) but very poor defending from corners too which gave them too cheap goals. Very very impressed with Clarke and Liddle but can't see McLean getting a look in with the way Hanson and Clarke played together. Sheehan had a good second half after falling asleep in the first but definitely redeemed himself with a well taken penny. Hope we take that game and set it as the base their expected to play at. Just work on defending corners
It shows how we all see a game differently.

I thought Sheehan was class - first half and second half!

I do agree with your comments about McLean. From what I saw of Clarke today, we've got ourselves a very expensive bench warmer. McLean couldn't even bother to respond to the applause he received as he warmed up.
[quote][p][bold]Baby Bantam[/bold] wrote: Some great football there, some good and bad refereeing too (corner of their goal first shouldn't have been) but very poor defending from corners too which gave them too cheap goals. Very very impressed with Clarke and Liddle but can't see McLean getting a look in with the way Hanson and Clarke played together. Sheehan had a good second half after falling asleep in the first but definitely redeemed himself with a well taken penny. Hope we take that game and set it as the base their expected to play at. Just work on defending corners[/p][/quote]It shows how we all see a game differently. I thought Sheehan was class - first half and second half! I do agree with your comments about McLean. From what I saw of Clarke today, we've got ourselves a very expensive bench warmer. McLean couldn't even bother to respond to the applause he received as he warmed up. Pablo
  • Score: 7

8:29pm Sat 9 Aug 14

Farsley Bantam says...

britdeal wrote:
How many inches of rain did we have in Bradford yesterday? - so why was it neccessary to have the sprinklers on at half-time?
That's the question on everyone's lips after watching a great game of football and a city win. Come on mark lawn, we need answers!
[quote][p][bold]britdeal[/bold] wrote: How many inches of rain did we have in Bradford yesterday? - so why was it neccessary to have the sprinklers on at half-time?[/p][/quote]That's the question on everyone's lips after watching a great game of football and a city win. Come on mark lawn, we need answers! Farsley Bantam
  • Score: 10

8:34pm Sat 9 Aug 14

Farsley Bantam says...

Pablo wrote:
An excellent performance. We kept the ball well and some of the football and movement was as good as I've seen in years.

I was pleased for Kennedy after last season's nightmare. Clarke was probably the pick of the bunch.

PP will be breathing a sigh of relief tonight that his new formation came good straight away and his newcomers made an instant impact. Every one of his new recruits look so comfortable on the ball.

There was a real feel good factor leaving the ground . Long may it last.
Agreed Pablo. I'd add billy knott as my stand out player though. He's a midfield player with flair and wants to get forward all the time. Just what we've been lacking recently.
Not getting carried away but we played some great football in the second half. Plenty to be positive about.
[quote][p][bold]Pablo[/bold] wrote: An excellent performance. We kept the ball well and some of the football and movement was as good as I've seen in years. I was pleased for Kennedy after last season's nightmare. Clarke was probably the pick of the bunch. PP will be breathing a sigh of relief tonight that his new formation came good straight away and his newcomers made an instant impact. Every one of his new recruits look so comfortable on the ball. There was a real feel good factor leaving the ground . Long may it last.[/p][/quote]Agreed Pablo. I'd add billy knott as my stand out player though. He's a midfield player with flair and wants to get forward all the time. Just what we've been lacking recently. Not getting carried away but we played some great football in the second half. Plenty to be positive about. Farsley Bantam
  • Score: 6

8:43pm Sat 9 Aug 14

Bantambhoy says...

Cityman23 wrote:
For those in attendance, this goes down as one of the memorable matches of 2014/15- yes, even this early. It was a game with what most fans want-competitive, full tilt action, plenty of goals, goal mouth incidents and misses, and some real skillful play too, from both sides. the fact that all of City's new signings turned in good to very good performances was also a big plus!

The teams emerged to great cheers from the home fans and a full Midland Rd. end of sky blues supporters. there was some very good lively action from the start, but for a while both teams were cancelling each other out. Coventry had a couple of chances early on but failed to make them count. Then City took the lead to wild cheering from, who else but James Hanson. The half looked like ending 1-0, which would have been a fair reflection off the contest, but unfortunately new goalie Pickford came out for a cross, didn't connect and the ball was in the claret& amber net. City looked briefly shocked, but the half time whistle was probably a help.

Second half, it was City- not Coentry out of the traps quickly and the bantams won a penalty when big jim Hanson was pushed away from making contact in the box. These sometimes don't get given but JH was certainly man- handled away from reaching the ball. Alan Sheehan stepped up and it was 2-1 with a cool, determined finish.

This seemed to dampen Coventry's spirits and for most of the rest of the half they offered less of a threat. However, with 10 mins or so left they began to put more pressure on the City goal. City were playing deeper and deeper and attempting to hold what they had, but on one attack, Coventry put the ball across goal and it was put in at close range.

Very disappointing for City and the fans, but great credit to the bantams they didn't give up.
Jason Kennedy- a player who gave a terrific display today in midfield, won the ball and ran with it down the right. the Coventry players who had just previously been overdoing the celebrations down at the Midland Rd, looked on the back foot. Kennedy kept coming and then delivered an absolute peach of a cross that was met with pin point accuracy and bulleted into the net by big Jim Hanson. 3-2!!!

The game was over all bar the whistle, and City players celebrated a truly amazing win, while the sky blues trooped off hardly, believing they'd lost it at the end.

Lost of terrific performances-Rory McArdle, Alan Sheehan, Billy Knott, Jason Kennedy, Billy Clarke, Mark Yates, Jim Hanson. the official MOTM was Clarke, but I'd have given it to Kennedy. His work rate and tiger tackling was tremendous and that cross was top notch. He's come from being a write off on the basis of last season's performances to maybe, just maybe being a first choice, first team player.
Well done City and 'PP'!!
You're just supposed to comment not give a match report, also there were only a couple of dozen Coventry fans in the Midland Road side of the ground, the Bradford End was full. Were you really there? The attendance was 14,600.
Fantastic performance from the team, some great skill and passing, I could watch that every week. Come on!!
[quote][p][bold]Cityman23[/bold] wrote: For those in attendance, this goes down as one of the memorable matches of 2014/15- yes, even this early. It was a game with what most fans want-competitive, full tilt action, plenty of goals, goal mouth incidents and misses, and some real skillful play too, from both sides. the fact that all of City's new signings turned in good to very good performances was also a big plus! The teams emerged to great cheers from the home fans and a full Midland Rd. end of sky blues supporters. there was some very good lively action from the start, but for a while both teams were cancelling each other out. Coventry had a couple of chances early on but failed to make them count. Then City took the lead to wild cheering from, who else but James Hanson. The half looked like ending 1-0, which would have been a fair reflection off the contest, but unfortunately new goalie Pickford came out for a cross, didn't connect and the ball was in the claret& amber net. City looked briefly shocked, but the half time whistle was probably a help. Second half, it was City- not Coentry out of the traps quickly and the bantams won a penalty when big jim Hanson was pushed away from making contact in the box. These sometimes don't get given but JH was certainly man- handled away from reaching the ball. Alan Sheehan stepped up and it was 2-1 with a cool, determined finish. This seemed to dampen Coventry's spirits and for most of the rest of the half they offered less of a threat. However, with 10 mins or so left they began to put more pressure on the City goal. City were playing deeper and deeper and attempting to hold what they had, but on one attack, Coventry put the ball across goal and it was put in at close range. Very disappointing for City and the fans, but great credit to the bantams they didn't give up. Jason Kennedy- a player who gave a terrific display today in midfield, won the ball and ran with it down the right. the Coventry players who had just previously been overdoing the celebrations down at the Midland Rd, looked on the back foot. Kennedy kept coming and then delivered an absolute peach of a cross that was met with pin point accuracy and bulleted into the net by big Jim Hanson. 3-2!!! The game was over all bar the whistle, and City players celebrated a truly amazing win, while the sky blues trooped off hardly, believing they'd lost it at the end. Lost of terrific performances-Rory McArdle, Alan Sheehan, Billy Knott, Jason Kennedy, Billy Clarke, Mark Yates, Jim Hanson. the official MOTM was Clarke, but I'd have given it to Kennedy. His work rate and tiger tackling was tremendous and that cross was top notch. He's come from being a write off on the basis of last season's performances to maybe, just maybe being a first choice, first team player. Well done City and 'PP'!![/p][/quote]You're just supposed to comment not give a match report, also there were only a couple of dozen Coventry fans in the Midland Road side of the ground, the Bradford End was full. Were you really there? The attendance was 14,600. Fantastic performance from the team, some great skill and passing, I could watch that every week. Come on!! Bantambhoy
  • Score: 2

9:14pm Sat 9 Aug 14

we'recitynotbradford says...

Didn't we beat Carlisle last season on the opening game????

Excellent performance overall and great climax to the game.
Didn't we beat Carlisle last season on the opening game???? Excellent performance overall and great climax to the game. we'recitynotbradford
  • Score: 2

9:23pm Sat 9 Aug 14

hornseabantam says...

Hope all of you glass half empty jeremiads are having a much happier night. Coventry are a good side - and we beat them. Great start. The core of our side is very good indeed and better than most in D1. Just need some additions to take us through injury and suspension. Hurray for first points on the board! Enjoy the day you doom mongers!!!!
Hope all of you glass half empty jeremiads are having a much happier night. Coventry are a good side - and we beat them. Great start. The core of our side is very good indeed and better than most in D1. Just need some additions to take us through injury and suspension. Hurray for first points on the board! Enjoy the day you doom mongers!!!! hornseabantam
  • Score: 6

9:29pm Sat 9 Aug 14

Farsley Bantam says...

we'recitynotbradford wrote:
Didn't we beat Carlisle last season on the opening game????

Excellent performance overall and great climax to the game.
Drew 2-2 at Bristol city. We beat Carlisle 4-0 at home in the second game I think
[quote][p][bold]we'recitynotbradford[/bold] wrote: Didn't we beat Carlisle last season on the opening game???? Excellent performance overall and great climax to the game.[/p][/quote]Drew 2-2 at Bristol city. We beat Carlisle 4-0 at home in the second game I think Farsley Bantam
  • Score: 6

9:32pm Sat 9 Aug 14

Cityman23 says...

Bantambhoy wrote:
Cityman23 wrote:
For those in attendance, this goes down as one of the memorable matches of 2014/15- yes, even this early. It was a game with what most fans want-competitive, full tilt action, plenty of goals, goal mouth incidents and misses, and some real skillful play too, from both sides. the fact that all of City's new signings turned in good to very good performances was also a big plus!

The teams emerged to great cheers from the home fans and a full Midland Rd. end of sky blues supporters. there was some very good lively action from the start, but for a while both teams were cancelling each other out. Coventry had a couple of chances early on but failed to make them count. Then City took the lead to wild cheering from, who else but James Hanson. The half looked like ending 1-0, which would have been a fair reflection off the contest, but unfortunately new goalie Pickford came out for a cross, didn't connect and the ball was in the claret& amber net. City looked briefly shocked, but the half time whistle was probably a help.

Second half, it was City- not Coentry out of the traps quickly and the bantams won a penalty when big jim Hanson was pushed away from making contact in the box. These sometimes don't get given but JH was certainly man- handled away from reaching the ball. Alan Sheehan stepped up and it was 2-1 with a cool, determined finish.

This seemed to dampen Coventry's spirits and for most of the rest of the half they offered less of a threat. However, with 10 mins or so left they began to put more pressure on the City goal. City were playing deeper and deeper and attempting to hold what they had, but on one attack, Coventry put the ball across goal and it was put in at close range.

Very disappointing for City and the fans, but great credit to the bantams they didn't give up.
Jason Kennedy- a player who gave a terrific display today in midfield, won the ball and ran with it down the right. the Coventry players who had just previously been overdoing the celebrations down at the Midland Rd, looked on the back foot. Kennedy kept coming and then delivered an absolute peach of a cross that was met with pin point accuracy and bulleted into the net by big Jim Hanson. 3-2!!!

The game was over all bar the whistle, and City players celebrated a truly amazing win, while the sky blues trooped off hardly, believing they'd lost it at the end.

Lost of terrific performances-Rory McArdle, Alan Sheehan, Billy Knott, Jason Kennedy, Billy Clarke, Mark Yates, Jim Hanson. the official MOTM was Clarke, but I'd have given it to Kennedy. His work rate and tiger tackling was tremendous and that cross was top notch. He's come from being a write off on the basis of last season's performances to maybe, just maybe being a first choice, first team player.
Well done City and 'PP'!!
You're just supposed to comment not give a match report, also there were only a couple of dozen Coventry fans in the Midland Road side of the ground, the Bradford End was full. Were you really there? The attendance was 14,600.
Fantastic performance from the team, some great skill and passing, I could watch that every week. Come on!!
Yes, I got the two stand names mixed up, probably because I was so exhilarated about what was a brilliant first match with so many new players. In truth, City were so much better than I ( and perhaps others ??) dared hope.

The only slight downer was Jordan Pickford who seems less happy with crosses but is a terrific shot stopper.

He dived full length to tip a shot round the goal in the second half, but the whistle had blown so it wouldn't have counted anyway, but what a save!!

Hopefully, Pickford will improve/ gain confidence with crosses as the games unfold.

I am surprised no-one else has mentioned Jason Kennedy because he had a terrific game! despite his booking? He looked very fit, put himself about, tackled well, and his cross was so good, Iam not surprised James Hanson was thanking him after the final whistle as the players went round clapping the fans.
[quote][p][bold]Bantambhoy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cityman23[/bold] wrote: For those in attendance, this goes down as one of the memorable matches of 2014/15- yes, even this early. It was a game with what most fans want-competitive, full tilt action, plenty of goals, goal mouth incidents and misses, and some real skillful play too, from both sides. the fact that all of City's new signings turned in good to very good performances was also a big plus! The teams emerged to great cheers from the home fans and a full Midland Rd. end of sky blues supporters. there was some very good lively action from the start, but for a while both teams were cancelling each other out. Coventry had a couple of chances early on but failed to make them count. Then City took the lead to wild cheering from, who else but James Hanson. The half looked like ending 1-0, which would have been a fair reflection off the contest, but unfortunately new goalie Pickford came out for a cross, didn't connect and the ball was in the claret& amber net. City looked briefly shocked, but the half time whistle was probably a help. Second half, it was City- not Coentry out of the traps quickly and the bantams won a penalty when big jim Hanson was pushed away from making contact in the box. These sometimes don't get given but JH was certainly man- handled away from reaching the ball. Alan Sheehan stepped up and it was 2-1 with a cool, determined finish. This seemed to dampen Coventry's spirits and for most of the rest of the half they offered less of a threat. However, with 10 mins or so left they began to put more pressure on the City goal. City were playing deeper and deeper and attempting to hold what they had, but on one attack, Coventry put the ball across goal and it was put in at close range. Very disappointing for City and the fans, but great credit to the bantams they didn't give up. Jason Kennedy- a player who gave a terrific display today in midfield, won the ball and ran with it down the right. the Coventry players who had just previously been overdoing the celebrations down at the Midland Rd, looked on the back foot. Kennedy kept coming and then delivered an absolute peach of a cross that was met with pin point accuracy and bulleted into the net by big Jim Hanson. 3-2!!! The game was over all bar the whistle, and City players celebrated a truly amazing win, while the sky blues trooped off hardly, believing they'd lost it at the end. Lost of terrific performances-Rory McArdle, Alan Sheehan, Billy Knott, Jason Kennedy, Billy Clarke, Mark Yates, Jim Hanson. the official MOTM was Clarke, but I'd have given it to Kennedy. His work rate and tiger tackling was tremendous and that cross was top notch. He's come from being a write off on the basis of last season's performances to maybe, just maybe being a first choice, first team player. Well done City and 'PP'!![/p][/quote]You're just supposed to comment not give a match report, also there were only a couple of dozen Coventry fans in the Midland Road side of the ground, the Bradford End was full. Were you really there? The attendance was 14,600. Fantastic performance from the team, some great skill and passing, I could watch that every week. Come on!![/p][/quote]Yes, I got the two stand names mixed up, probably because I was so exhilarated about what was a brilliant first match with so many new players. In truth, City were so much better than I ( and perhaps others ??) dared hope. The only slight downer was Jordan Pickford who seems less happy with crosses but is a terrific shot stopper. He dived full length to tip a shot round the goal in the second half, but the whistle had blown so it wouldn't have counted anyway, but what a save!! Hopefully, Pickford will improve/ gain confidence with crosses as the games unfold. I am surprised no-one else has mentioned Jason Kennedy because he had a terrific game! despite his booking? He looked very fit, put himself about, tackled well, and his cross was so good, Iam not surprised James Hanson was thanking him after the final whistle as the players went round clapping the fans. Cityman23
  • Score: 6

10:04pm Sat 9 Aug 14

Boing-Boing says...

we'recitynotbradford wrote:
Didn't we beat Carlisle last season on the opening game????

Excellent performance overall and great climax to the game.
2-2 im sure was away to bristol city, might have been our first home game we won? Could be wrong about home/away put Defo 2-2 first game.

Great game to start season, hope we keep it up! CTID
[quote][p][bold]we'recitynotbradford[/bold] wrote: Didn't we beat Carlisle last season on the opening game???? Excellent performance overall and great climax to the game.[/p][/quote]2-2 im sure was away to bristol city, might have been our first home game we won? Could be wrong about home/away put Defo 2-2 first game. Great game to start season, hope we keep it up! CTID Boing-Boing
  • Score: 3

10:19pm Sat 9 Aug 14

dannbradfc says...

Well there goes my prediction that there will be a lot of low scoring games this season ;')........first game and that but great to see some of the players wanting and keeping the ball. Some things worked really well some not so. Not like us to concede how we did and thought keeper did some good things but suspect at crosses. Kennedy and yeates deserve special mention considering how they struggled last season. .....Hanson doubters proved wrong yet again. Always said with crosses from the right area he'll score. What a header for the second.
Well done oarky and the lads for the attempt at changing our play.
One negative was sitting too deep late in the game which invited the equaliser. Nearly cost us dearly and the one major tactical error for me. Great game to watch. Don't know how we'll fare against attacking sides and wingers but showed that the first team are competitive. ......
Well there goes my prediction that there will be a lot of low scoring games this season ;')........first game and that but great to see some of the players wanting and keeping the ball. Some things worked really well some not so. Not like us to concede how we did and thought keeper did some good things but suspect at crosses. Kennedy and yeates deserve special mention considering how they struggled last season. .....Hanson doubters proved wrong yet again. Always said with crosses from the right area he'll score. What a header for the second. Well done oarky and the lads for the attempt at changing our play. One negative was sitting too deep late in the game which invited the equaliser. Nearly cost us dearly and the one major tactical error for me. Great game to watch. Don't know how we'll fare against attacking sides and wingers but showed that the first team are competitive. ...... dannbradfc
  • Score: 5

10:37pm Sat 9 Aug 14

Olivermac says...

Cityman23 wrote:
Bantambhoy wrote:
Cityman23 wrote:
For those in attendance, this goes down as one of the memorable matches of 2014/15- yes, even this early. It was a game with what most fans want-competitive, full tilt action, plenty of goals, goal mouth incidents and misses, and some real skillful play too, from both sides. the fact that all of City's new signings turned in good to very good performances was also a big plus!

The teams emerged to great cheers from the home fans and a full Midland Rd. end of sky blues supporters. there was some very good lively action from the start, but for a while both teams were cancelling each other out. Coventry had a couple of chances early on but failed to make them count. Then City took the lead to wild cheering from, who else but James Hanson. The half looked like ending 1-0, which would have been a fair reflection off the contest, but unfortunately new goalie Pickford came out for a cross, didn't connect and the ball was in the claret& amber net. City looked briefly shocked, but the half time whistle was probably a help.

Second half, it was City- not Coentry out of the traps quickly and the bantams won a penalty when big jim Hanson was pushed away from making contact in the box. These sometimes don't get given but JH was certainly man- handled away from reaching the ball. Alan Sheehan stepped up and it was 2-1 with a cool, determined finish.

This seemed to dampen Coventry's spirits and for most of the rest of the half they offered less of a threat. However, with 10 mins or so left they began to put more pressure on the City goal. City were playing deeper and deeper and attempting to hold what they had, but on one attack, Coventry put the ball across goal and it was put in at close range.

Very disappointing for City and the fans, but great credit to the bantams they didn't give up.
Jason Kennedy- a player who gave a terrific display today in midfield, won the ball and ran with it down the right. the Coventry players who had just previously been overdoing the celebrations down at the Midland Rd, looked on the back foot. Kennedy kept coming and then delivered an absolute peach of a cross that was met with pin point accuracy and bulleted into the net by big Jim Hanson. 3-2!!!

The game was over all bar the whistle, and City players celebrated a truly amazing win, while the sky blues trooped off hardly, believing they'd lost it at the end.

Lost of terrific performances-Rory McArdle, Alan Sheehan, Billy Knott, Jason Kennedy, Billy Clarke, Mark Yates, Jim Hanson. the official MOTM was Clarke, but I'd have given it to Kennedy. His work rate and tiger tackling was tremendous and that cross was top notch. He's come from being a write off on the basis of last season's performances to maybe, just maybe being a first choice, first team player.
Well done City and 'PP'!!
You're just supposed to comment not give a match report, also there were only a couple of dozen Coventry fans in the Midland Road side of the ground, the Bradford End was full. Were you really there? The attendance was 14,600.
Fantastic performance from the team, some great skill and passing, I could watch that every week. Come on!!
Yes, I got the two stand names mixed up, probably because I was so exhilarated about what was a brilliant first match with so many new players. In truth, City were so much better than I ( and perhaps others ??) dared hope.

The only slight downer was Jordan Pickford who seems less happy with crosses but is a terrific shot stopper.

He dived full length to tip a shot round the goal in the second half, but the whistle had blown so it wouldn't have counted anyway, but what a save!!

Hopefully, Pickford will improve/ gain confidence with crosses as the games unfold.

I am surprised no-one else has mentioned Jason Kennedy because he had a terrific game! despite his booking? He looked very fit, put himself about, tackled well, and his cross was so good, Iam not surprised James Hanson was thanking him after the final whistle as the players went round clapping the fans.
Jason Kennedy stood out by a mile , not a fan of his but I would have given him the MOTM today , I hope that Pickford gets some training in as his ability not to gather crosses from corners maybe a big problem for City He had this problem when we played Blackburn and Hartlepool dropping crosses from corners/ free kicks .
[quote][p][bold]Cityman23[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bantambhoy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cityman23[/bold] wrote: For those in attendance, this goes down as one of the memorable matches of 2014/15- yes, even this early. It was a game with what most fans want-competitive, full tilt action, plenty of goals, goal mouth incidents and misses, and some real skillful play too, from both sides. the fact that all of City's new signings turned in good to very good performances was also a big plus! The teams emerged to great cheers from the home fans and a full Midland Rd. end of sky blues supporters. there was some very good lively action from the start, but for a while both teams were cancelling each other out. Coventry had a couple of chances early on but failed to make them count. Then City took the lead to wild cheering from, who else but James Hanson. The half looked like ending 1-0, which would have been a fair reflection off the contest, but unfortunately new goalie Pickford came out for a cross, didn't connect and the ball was in the claret& amber net. City looked briefly shocked, but the half time whistle was probably a help. Second half, it was City- not Coentry out of the traps quickly and the bantams won a penalty when big jim Hanson was pushed away from making contact in the box. These sometimes don't get given but JH was certainly man- handled away from reaching the ball. Alan Sheehan stepped up and it was 2-1 with a cool, determined finish. This seemed to dampen Coventry's spirits and for most of the rest of the half they offered less of a threat. However, with 10 mins or so left they began to put more pressure on the City goal. City were playing deeper and deeper and attempting to hold what they had, but on one attack, Coventry put the ball across goal and it was put in at close range. Very disappointing for City and the fans, but great credit to the bantams they didn't give up. Jason Kennedy- a player who gave a terrific display today in midfield, won the ball and ran with it down the right. the Coventry players who had just previously been overdoing the celebrations down at the Midland Rd, looked on the back foot. Kennedy kept coming and then delivered an absolute peach of a cross that was met with pin point accuracy and bulleted into the net by big Jim Hanson. 3-2!!! The game was over all bar the whistle, and City players celebrated a truly amazing win, while the sky blues trooped off hardly, believing they'd lost it at the end. Lost of terrific performances-Rory McArdle, Alan Sheehan, Billy Knott, Jason Kennedy, Billy Clarke, Mark Yates, Jim Hanson. the official MOTM was Clarke, but I'd have given it to Kennedy. His work rate and tiger tackling was tremendous and that cross was top notch. He's come from being a write off on the basis of last season's performances to maybe, just maybe being a first choice, first team player. Well done City and 'PP'!![/p][/quote]You're just supposed to comment not give a match report, also there were only a couple of dozen Coventry fans in the Midland Road side of the ground, the Bradford End was full. Were you really there? The attendance was 14,600. Fantastic performance from the team, some great skill and passing, I could watch that every week. Come on!![/p][/quote]Yes, I got the two stand names mixed up, probably because I was so exhilarated about what was a brilliant first match with so many new players. In truth, City were so much better than I ( and perhaps others ??) dared hope. The only slight downer was Jordan Pickford who seems less happy with crosses but is a terrific shot stopper. He dived full length to tip a shot round the goal in the second half, but the whistle had blown so it wouldn't have counted anyway, but what a save!! Hopefully, Pickford will improve/ gain confidence with crosses as the games unfold. I am surprised no-one else has mentioned Jason Kennedy because he had a terrific game! despite his booking? He looked very fit, put himself about, tackled well, and his cross was so good, Iam not surprised James Hanson was thanking him after the final whistle as the players went round clapping the fans.[/p][/quote]Jason Kennedy stood out by a mile , not a fan of his but I would have given him the MOTM today , I hope that Pickford gets some training in as his ability not to gather crosses from corners maybe a big problem for City He had this problem when we played Blackburn and Hartlepool dropping crosses from corners/ free kicks . Olivermac
  • Score: 4

10:53pm Sat 9 Aug 14

dannbradfc says...

Olivermac wrote:
Cityman23 wrote:
Bantambhoy wrote:
Cityman23 wrote:
For those in attendance, this goes down as one of the memorable matches of 2014/15- yes, even this early. It was a game with what most fans want-competitive, full tilt action, plenty of goals, goal mouth incidents and misses, and some real skillful play too, from both sides. the fact that all of City's new signings turned in good to very good performances was also a big plus!

The teams emerged to great cheers from the home fans and a full Midland Rd. end of sky blues supporters. there was some very good lively action from the start, but for a while both teams were cancelling each other out. Coventry had a couple of chances early on but failed to make them count. Then City took the lead to wild cheering from, who else but James Hanson. The half looked like ending 1-0, which would have been a fair reflection off the contest, but unfortunately new goalie Pickford came out for a cross, didn't connect and the ball was in the claret& amber net. City looked briefly shocked, but the half time whistle was probably a help.

Second half, it was City- not Coentry out of the traps quickly and the bantams won a penalty when big jim Hanson was pushed away from making contact in the box. These sometimes don't get given but JH was certainly man- handled away from reaching the ball. Alan Sheehan stepped up and it was 2-1 with a cool, determined finish.

This seemed to dampen Coventry's spirits and for most of the rest of the half they offered less of a threat. However, with 10 mins or so left they began to put more pressure on the City goal. City were playing deeper and deeper and attempting to hold what they had, but on one attack, Coventry put the ball across goal and it was put in at close range.

Very disappointing for City and the fans, but great credit to the bantams they didn't give up.
Jason Kennedy- a player who gave a terrific display today in midfield, won the ball and ran with it down the right. the Coventry players who had just previously been overdoing the celebrations down at the Midland Rd, looked on the back foot. Kennedy kept coming and then delivered an absolute peach of a cross that was met with pin point accuracy and bulleted into the net by big Jim Hanson. 3-2!!!

The game was over all bar the whistle, and City players celebrated a truly amazing win, while the sky blues trooped off hardly, believing they'd lost it at the end.

Lost of terrific performances-Rory McArdle, Alan Sheehan, Billy Knott, Jason Kennedy, Billy Clarke, Mark Yates, Jim Hanson. the official MOTM was Clarke, but I'd have given it to Kennedy. His work rate and tiger tackling was tremendous and that cross was top notch. He's come from being a write off on the basis of last season's performances to maybe, just maybe being a first choice, first team player.
Well done City and 'PP'!!
You're just supposed to comment not give a match report, also there were only a couple of dozen Coventry fans in the Midland Road side of the ground, the Bradford End was full. Were you really there? The attendance was 14,600.
Fantastic performance from the team, some great skill and passing, I could watch that every week. Come on!!
Yes, I got the two stand names mixed up, probably because I was so exhilarated about what was a brilliant first match with so many new players. In truth, City were so much better than I ( and perhaps others ??) dared hope.

The only slight downer was Jordan Pickford who seems less happy with crosses but is a terrific shot stopper.

He dived full length to tip a shot round the goal in the second half, but the whistle had blown so it wouldn't have counted anyway, but what a save!!

Hopefully, Pickford will improve/ gain confidence with crosses as the games unfold.

I am surprised no-one else has mentioned Jason Kennedy because he had a terrific game! despite his booking? He looked very fit, put himself about, tackled well, and his cross was so good, Iam not surprised James Hanson was thanking him after the final whistle as the players went round clapping the fans.
Jason Kennedy stood out by a mile , not a fan of his but I would have given him the MOTM today , I hope that Pickford gets some training in as his ability not to gather crosses from corners maybe a big problem for City He had this problem when we played Blackburn and Hartlepool dropping crosses from corners/ free kicks .
Yep pickfords distribution was great but he looked very suspect from crosses (incidentally one area jonny mac was very assured with). Sheehan was a little asleep at times early on and nearly cost us a goal. Davies and mcardle both good. Darby too had a few mistakes at times but improved as the game went on. So apart from crosses we coped well. ...
[quote][p][bold]Olivermac[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cityman23[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bantambhoy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cityman23[/bold] wrote: For those in attendance, this goes down as one of the memorable matches of 2014/15- yes, even this early. It was a game with what most fans want-competitive, full tilt action, plenty of goals, goal mouth incidents and misses, and some real skillful play too, from both sides. the fact that all of City's new signings turned in good to very good performances was also a big plus! The teams emerged to great cheers from the home fans and a full Midland Rd. end of sky blues supporters. there was some very good lively action from the start, but for a while both teams were cancelling each other out. Coventry had a couple of chances early on but failed to make them count. Then City took the lead to wild cheering from, who else but James Hanson. The half looked like ending 1-0, which would have been a fair reflection off the contest, but unfortunately new goalie Pickford came out for a cross, didn't connect and the ball was in the claret& amber net. City looked briefly shocked, but the half time whistle was probably a help. Second half, it was City- not Coentry out of the traps quickly and the bantams won a penalty when big jim Hanson was pushed away from making contact in the box. These sometimes don't get given but JH was certainly man- handled away from reaching the ball. Alan Sheehan stepped up and it was 2-1 with a cool, determined finish. This seemed to dampen Coventry's spirits and for most of the rest of the half they offered less of a threat. However, with 10 mins or so left they began to put more pressure on the City goal. City were playing deeper and deeper and attempting to hold what they had, but on one attack, Coventry put the ball across goal and it was put in at close range. Very disappointing for City and the fans, but great credit to the bantams they didn't give up. Jason Kennedy- a player who gave a terrific display today in midfield, won the ball and ran with it down the right. the Coventry players who had just previously been overdoing the celebrations down at the Midland Rd, looked on the back foot. Kennedy kept coming and then delivered an absolute peach of a cross that was met with pin point accuracy and bulleted into the net by big Jim Hanson. 3-2!!! The game was over all bar the whistle, and City players celebrated a truly amazing win, while the sky blues trooped off hardly, believing they'd lost it at the end. Lost of terrific performances-Rory McArdle, Alan Sheehan, Billy Knott, Jason Kennedy, Billy Clarke, Mark Yates, Jim Hanson. the official MOTM was Clarke, but I'd have given it to Kennedy. His work rate and tiger tackling was tremendous and that cross was top notch. He's come from being a write off on the basis of last season's performances to maybe, just maybe being a first choice, first team player. Well done City and 'PP'!![/p][/quote]You're just supposed to comment not give a match report, also there were only a couple of dozen Coventry fans in the Midland Road side of the ground, the Bradford End was full. Were you really there? The attendance was 14,600. Fantastic performance from the team, some great skill and passing, I could watch that every week. Come on!![/p][/quote]Yes, I got the two stand names mixed up, probably because I was so exhilarated about what was a brilliant first match with so many new players. In truth, City were so much better than I ( and perhaps others ??) dared hope. The only slight downer was Jordan Pickford who seems less happy with crosses but is a terrific shot stopper. He dived full length to tip a shot round the goal in the second half, but the whistle had blown so it wouldn't have counted anyway, but what a save!! Hopefully, Pickford will improve/ gain confidence with crosses as the games unfold. I am surprised no-one else has mentioned Jason Kennedy because he had a terrific game! despite his booking? He looked very fit, put himself about, tackled well, and his cross was so good, Iam not surprised James Hanson was thanking him after the final whistle as the players went round clapping the fans.[/p][/quote]Jason Kennedy stood out by a mile , not a fan of his but I would have given him the MOTM today , I hope that Pickford gets some training in as his ability not to gather crosses from corners maybe a big problem for City He had this problem when we played Blackburn and Hartlepool dropping crosses from corners/ free kicks .[/p][/quote]Yep pickfords distribution was great but he looked very suspect from crosses (incidentally one area jonny mac was very assured with). Sheehan was a little asleep at times early on and nearly cost us a goal. Davies and mcardle both good. Darby too had a few mistakes at times but improved as the game went on. So apart from crosses we coped well. ... dannbradfc
  • Score: 1

10:54pm Sat 9 Aug 14

dannbradfc says...

Olivermac wrote:
Cityman23 wrote:
Bantambhoy wrote:
Cityman23 wrote:
For those in attendance, this goes down as one of the memorable matches of 2014/15- yes, even this early. It was a game with what most fans want-competitive, full tilt action, plenty of goals, goal mouth incidents and misses, and some real skillful play too, from both sides. the fact that all of City's new signings turned in good to very good performances was also a big plus!

The teams emerged to great cheers from the home fans and a full Midland Rd. end of sky blues supporters. there was some very good lively action from the start, but for a while both teams were cancelling each other out. Coventry had a couple of chances early on but failed to make them count. Then City took the lead to wild cheering from, who else but James Hanson. The half looked like ending 1-0, which would have been a fair reflection off the contest, but unfortunately new goalie Pickford came out for a cross, didn't connect and the ball was in the claret& amber net. City looked briefly shocked, but the half time whistle was probably a help.

Second half, it was City- not Coentry out of the traps quickly and the bantams won a penalty when big jim Hanson was pushed away from making contact in the box. These sometimes don't get given but JH was certainly man- handled away from reaching the ball. Alan Sheehan stepped up and it was 2-1 with a cool, determined finish.

This seemed to dampen Coventry's spirits and for most of the rest of the half they offered less of a threat. However, with 10 mins or so left they began to put more pressure on the City goal. City were playing deeper and deeper and attempting to hold what they had, but on one attack, Coventry put the ball across goal and it was put in at close range.

Very disappointing for City and the fans, but great credit to the bantams they didn't give up.
Jason Kennedy- a player who gave a terrific display today in midfield, won the ball and ran with it down the right. the Coventry players who had just previously been overdoing the celebrations down at the Midland Rd, looked on the back foot. Kennedy kept coming and then delivered an absolute peach of a cross that was met with pin point accuracy and bulleted into the net by big Jim Hanson. 3-2!!!

The game was over all bar the whistle, and City players celebrated a truly amazing win, while the sky blues trooped off hardly, believing they'd lost it at the end.

Lost of terrific performances-Rory McArdle, Alan Sheehan, Billy Knott, Jason Kennedy, Billy Clarke, Mark Yates, Jim Hanson. the official MOTM was Clarke, but I'd have given it to Kennedy. His work rate and tiger tackling was tremendous and that cross was top notch. He's come from being a write off on the basis of last season's performances to maybe, just maybe being a first choice, first team player.
Well done City and 'PP'!!
You're just supposed to comment not give a match report, also there were only a couple of dozen Coventry fans in the Midland Road side of the ground, the Bradford End was full. Were you really there? The attendance was 14,600.
Fantastic performance from the team, some great skill and passing, I could watch that every week. Come on!!
Yes, I got the two stand names mixed up, probably because I was so exhilarated about what was a brilliant first match with so many new players. In truth, City were so much better than I ( and perhaps others ??) dared hope.

The only slight downer was Jordan Pickford who seems less happy with crosses but is a terrific shot stopper.

He dived full length to tip a shot round the goal in the second half, but the whistle had blown so it wouldn't have counted anyway, but what a save!!

Hopefully, Pickford will improve/ gain confidence with crosses as the games unfold.

I am surprised no-one else has mentioned Jason Kennedy because he had a terrific game! despite his booking? He looked very fit, put himself about, tackled well, and his cross was so good, Iam not surprised James Hanson was thanking him after the final whistle as the players went round clapping the fans.
Jason Kennedy stood out by a mile , not a fan of his but I would have given him the MOTM today , I hope that Pickford gets some training in as his ability not to gather crosses from corners maybe a big problem for City He had this problem when we played Blackburn and Hartlepool dropping crosses from corners/ free kicks .
Yep pickfords distribution was great but he looked very suspect from crosses (incidentally one area jonny mac was very assured with). Sheehan was a little asleep at times early on and nearly cost us a goal. Davies and mcardle both good. Darby too had a few mistakes at times but improved as the game went on. So apart from crosses we coped well. ...
[quote][p][bold]Olivermac[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cityman23[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bantambhoy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cityman23[/bold] wrote: For those in attendance, this goes down as one of the memorable matches of 2014/15- yes, even this early. It was a game with what most fans want-competitive, full tilt action, plenty of goals, goal mouth incidents and misses, and some real skillful play too, from both sides. the fact that all of City's new signings turned in good to very good performances was also a big plus! The teams emerged to great cheers from the home fans and a full Midland Rd. end of sky blues supporters. there was some very good lively action from the start, but for a while both teams were cancelling each other out. Coventry had a couple of chances early on but failed to make them count. Then City took the lead to wild cheering from, who else but James Hanson. The half looked like ending 1-0, which would have been a fair reflection off the contest, but unfortunately new goalie Pickford came out for a cross, didn't connect and the ball was in the claret& amber net. City looked briefly shocked, but the half time whistle was probably a help. Second half, it was City- not Coentry out of the traps quickly and the bantams won a penalty when big jim Hanson was pushed away from making contact in the box. These sometimes don't get given but JH was certainly man- handled away from reaching the ball. Alan Sheehan stepped up and it was 2-1 with a cool, determined finish. This seemed to dampen Coventry's spirits and for most of the rest of the half they offered less of a threat. However, with 10 mins or so left they began to put more pressure on the City goal. City were playing deeper and deeper and attempting to hold what they had, but on one attack, Coventry put the ball across goal and it was put in at close range. Very disappointing for City and the fans, but great credit to the bantams they didn't give up. Jason Kennedy- a player who gave a terrific display today in midfield, won the ball and ran with it down the right. the Coventry players who had just previously been overdoing the celebrations down at the Midland Rd, looked on the back foot. Kennedy kept coming and then delivered an absolute peach of a cross that was met with pin point accuracy and bulleted into the net by big Jim Hanson. 3-2!!! The game was over all bar the whistle, and City players celebrated a truly amazing win, while the sky blues trooped off hardly, believing they'd lost it at the end. Lost of terrific performances-Rory McArdle, Alan Sheehan, Billy Knott, Jason Kennedy, Billy Clarke, Mark Yates, Jim Hanson. the official MOTM was Clarke, but I'd have given it to Kennedy. His work rate and tiger tackling was tremendous and that cross was top notch. He's come from being a write off on the basis of last season's performances to maybe, just maybe being a first choice, first team player. Well done City and 'PP'!![/p][/quote]You're just supposed to comment not give a match report, also there were only a couple of dozen Coventry fans in the Midland Road side of the ground, the Bradford End was full. Were you really there? The attendance was 14,600. Fantastic performance from the team, some great skill and passing, I could watch that every week. Come on!![/p][/quote]Yes, I got the two stand names mixed up, probably because I was so exhilarated about what was a brilliant first match with so many new players. In truth, City were so much better than I ( and perhaps others ??) dared hope. The only slight downer was Jordan Pickford who seems less happy with crosses but is a terrific shot stopper. He dived full length to tip a shot round the goal in the second half, but the whistle had blown so it wouldn't have counted anyway, but what a save!! Hopefully, Pickford will improve/ gain confidence with crosses as the games unfold. I am surprised no-one else has mentioned Jason Kennedy because he had a terrific game! despite his booking? He looked very fit, put himself about, tackled well, and his cross was so good, Iam not surprised James Hanson was thanking him after the final whistle as the players went round clapping the fans.[/p][/quote]Jason Kennedy stood out by a mile , not a fan of his but I would have given him the MOTM today , I hope that Pickford gets some training in as his ability not to gather crosses from corners maybe a big problem for City He had this problem when we played Blackburn and Hartlepool dropping crosses from corners/ free kicks .[/p][/quote]Yep pickfords distribution was great but he looked very suspect from crosses (incidentally one area jonny mac was very assured with). Sheehan was a little asleep at times early on and nearly cost us a goal. Davies and mcardle both good. Darby too had a few mistakes at times but improved as the game went on. So apart from crosses we coped well. ... dannbradfc
  • Score: -2

10:54pm Sat 9 Aug 14

Baby Bantam says...

Pablo wrote:
Baby Bantam wrote:
Some great football there, some good and bad refereeing too (corner of their goal first shouldn't have been) but very poor defending from corners too which gave them too cheap goals. Very very impressed with Clarke and Liddle but can't see McLean getting a look in with the way Hanson and Clarke played together. Sheehan had a good second half after falling asleep in the first but definitely redeemed himself with a well taken penny. Hope we take that game and set it as the base their expected to play at. Just work on defending corners
It shows how we all see a game differently.

I thought Sheehan was class - first half and second half!

I do agree with your comments about McLean. From what I saw of Clarke today, we've got ourselves a very expensive bench warmer. McLean couldn't even bother to respond to the applause he received as he warmed up.
He played well first half but did fall asleep on 2 occasions letting them in on goal and didn't look like he wanted to go forward much but was brilliant 2nd half, really perked up and looked like the player against Hartlepool, hope they all work on corners coming up to the Morecambe game as that's where we looked very week and when we started sitting back to defend too.
[quote][p][bold]Pablo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Baby Bantam[/bold] wrote: Some great football there, some good and bad refereeing too (corner of their goal first shouldn't have been) but very poor defending from corners too which gave them too cheap goals. Very very impressed with Clarke and Liddle but can't see McLean getting a look in with the way Hanson and Clarke played together. Sheehan had a good second half after falling asleep in the first but definitely redeemed himself with a well taken penny. Hope we take that game and set it as the base their expected to play at. Just work on defending corners[/p][/quote]It shows how we all see a game differently. I thought Sheehan was class - first half and second half! I do agree with your comments about McLean. From what I saw of Clarke today, we've got ourselves a very expensive bench warmer. McLean couldn't even bother to respond to the applause he received as he warmed up.[/p][/quote]He played well first half but did fall asleep on 2 occasions letting them in on goal and didn't look like he wanted to go forward much but was brilliant 2nd half, really perked up and looked like the player against Hartlepool, hope they all work on corners coming up to the Morecambe game as that's where we looked very week and when we started sitting back to defend too. Baby Bantam
  • Score: 1

12:04am Sun 10 Aug 14

Baby Bantam says...

dannbradfc wrote:
Olivermac wrote:
Cityman23 wrote:
Bantambhoy wrote:
Cityman23 wrote:
For those in attendance, this goes down as one of the memorable matches of 2014/15- yes, even this early. It was a game with what most fans want-competitive, full tilt action, plenty of goals, goal mouth incidents and misses, and some real skillful play too, from both sides. the fact that all of City's new signings turned in good to very good performances was also a big plus!

The teams emerged to great cheers from the home fans and a full Midland Rd. end of sky blues supporters. there was some very good lively action from the start, but for a while both teams were cancelling each other out. Coventry had a couple of chances early on but failed to make them count. Then City took the lead to wild cheering from, who else but James Hanson. The half looked like ending 1-0, which would have been a fair reflection off the contest, but unfortunately new goalie Pickford came out for a cross, didn't connect and the ball was in the claret& amber net. City looked briefly shocked, but the half time whistle was probably a help.

Second half, it was City- not Coentry out of the traps quickly and the bantams won a penalty when big jim Hanson was pushed away from making contact in the box. These sometimes don't get given but JH was certainly man- handled away from reaching the ball. Alan Sheehan stepped up and it was 2-1 with a cool, determined finish.

This seemed to dampen Coventry's spirits and for most of the rest of the half they offered less of a threat. However, with 10 mins or so left they began to put more pressure on the City goal. City were playing deeper and deeper and attempting to hold what they had, but on one attack, Coventry put the ball across goal and it was put in at close range.

Very disappointing for City and the fans, but great credit to the bantams they didn't give up.
Jason Kennedy- a player who gave a terrific display today in midfield, won the ball and ran with it down the right. the Coventry players who had just previously been overdoing the celebrations down at the Midland Rd, looked on the back foot. Kennedy kept coming and then delivered an absolute peach of a cross that was met with pin point accuracy and bulleted into the net by big Jim Hanson. 3-2!!!

The game was over all bar the whistle, and City players celebrated a truly amazing win, while the sky blues trooped off hardly, believing they'd lost it at the end.

Lost of terrific performances-Rory McArdle, Alan Sheehan, Billy Knott, Jason Kennedy, Billy Clarke, Mark Yates, Jim Hanson. the official MOTM was Clarke, but I'd have given it to Kennedy. His work rate and tiger tackling was tremendous and that cross was top notch. He's come from being a write off on the basis of last season's performances to maybe, just maybe being a first choice, first team player.
Well done City and 'PP'!!
You're just supposed to comment not give a match report, also there were only a couple of dozen Coventry fans in the Midland Road side of the ground, the Bradford End was full. Were you really there? The attendance was 14,600.
Fantastic performance from the team, some great skill and passing, I could watch that every week. Come on!!
Yes, I got the two stand names mixed up, probably because I was so exhilarated about what was a brilliant first match with so many new players. In truth, City were so much better than I ( and perhaps others ??) dared hope.

The only slight downer was Jordan Pickford who seems less happy with crosses but is a terrific shot stopper.

He dived full length to tip a shot round the goal in the second half, but the whistle had blown so it wouldn't have counted anyway, but what a save!!

Hopefully, Pickford will improve/ gain confidence with crosses as the games unfold.

I am surprised no-one else has mentioned Jason Kennedy because he had a terrific game! despite his booking? He looked very fit, put himself about, tackled well, and his cross was so good, Iam not surprised James Hanson was thanking him after the final whistle as the players went round clapping the fans.
Jason Kennedy stood out by a mile , not a fan of his but I would have given him the MOTM today , I hope that Pickford gets some training in as his ability not to gather crosses from corners maybe a big problem for City He had this problem when we played Blackburn and Hartlepool dropping crosses from corners/ free kicks .
Yep pickfords distribution was great but he looked very suspect from crosses (incidentally one area jonny mac was very assured with). Sheehan was a little asleep at times early on and nearly cost us a goal. Davies and mcardle both good. Darby too had a few mistakes at times but improved as the game went on. So apart from crosses we coped well. ...
Totally agree about Pickford. Hopefully he'll improve as he gets settled but I a ant Williams to start against Morcombe. Want to see what he can do and maybe he'll out sine Pickford
[quote][p][bold]dannbradfc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Olivermac[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cityman23[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bantambhoy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cityman23[/bold] wrote: For those in attendance, this goes down as one of the memorable matches of 2014/15- yes, even this early. It was a game with what most fans want-competitive, full tilt action, plenty of goals, goal mouth incidents and misses, and some real skillful play too, from both sides. the fact that all of City's new signings turned in good to very good performances was also a big plus! The teams emerged to great cheers from the home fans and a full Midland Rd. end of sky blues supporters. there was some very good lively action from the start, but for a while both teams were cancelling each other out. Coventry had a couple of chances early on but failed to make them count. Then City took the lead to wild cheering from, who else but James Hanson. The half looked like ending 1-0, which would have been a fair reflection off the contest, but unfortunately new goalie Pickford came out for a cross, didn't connect and the ball was in the claret& amber net. City looked briefly shocked, but the half time whistle was probably a help. Second half, it was City- not Coentry out of the traps quickly and the bantams won a penalty when big jim Hanson was pushed away from making contact in the box. These sometimes don't get given but JH was certainly man- handled away from reaching the ball. Alan Sheehan stepped up and it was 2-1 with a cool, determined finish. This seemed to dampen Coventry's spirits and for most of the rest of the half they offered less of a threat. However, with 10 mins or so left they began to put more pressure on the City goal. City were playing deeper and deeper and attempting to hold what they had, but on one attack, Coventry put the ball across goal and it was put in at close range. Very disappointing for City and the fans, but great credit to the bantams they didn't give up. Jason Kennedy- a player who gave a terrific display today in midfield, won the ball and ran with it down the right. the Coventry players who had just previously been overdoing the celebrations down at the Midland Rd, looked on the back foot. Kennedy kept coming and then delivered an absolute peach of a cross that was met with pin point accuracy and bulleted into the net by big Jim Hanson. 3-2!!! The game was over all bar the whistle, and City players celebrated a truly amazing win, while the sky blues trooped off hardly, believing they'd lost it at the end. Lost of terrific performances-Rory McArdle, Alan Sheehan, Billy Knott, Jason Kennedy, Billy Clarke, Mark Yates, Jim Hanson. the official MOTM was Clarke, but I'd have given it to Kennedy. His work rate and tiger tackling was tremendous and that cross was top notch. He's come from being a write off on the basis of last season's performances to maybe, just maybe being a first choice, first team player. Well done City and 'PP'!![/p][/quote]You're just supposed to comment not give a match report, also there were only a couple of dozen Coventry fans in the Midland Road side of the ground, the Bradford End was full. Were you really there? The attendance was 14,600. Fantastic performance from the team, some great skill and passing, I could watch that every week. Come on!![/p][/quote]Yes, I got the two stand names mixed up, probably because I was so exhilarated about what was a brilliant first match with so many new players. In truth, City were so much better than I ( and perhaps others ??) dared hope. The only slight downer was Jordan Pickford who seems less happy with crosses but is a terrific shot stopper. He dived full length to tip a shot round the goal in the second half, but the whistle had blown so it wouldn't have counted anyway, but what a save!! Hopefully, Pickford will improve/ gain confidence with crosses as the games unfold. I am surprised no-one else has mentioned Jason Kennedy because he had a terrific game! despite his booking? He looked very fit, put himself about, tackled well, and his cross was so good, Iam not surprised James Hanson was thanking him after the final whistle as the players went round clapping the fans.[/p][/quote]Jason Kennedy stood out by a mile , not a fan of his but I would have given him the MOTM today , I hope that Pickford gets some training in as his ability not to gather crosses from corners maybe a big problem for City He had this problem when we played Blackburn and Hartlepool dropping crosses from corners/ free kicks .[/p][/quote]Yep pickfords distribution was great but he looked very suspect from crosses (incidentally one area jonny mac was very assured with). Sheehan was a little asleep at times early on and nearly cost us a goal. Davies and mcardle both good. Darby too had a few mistakes at times but improved as the game went on. So apart from crosses we coped well. ...[/p][/quote]Totally agree about Pickford. Hopefully he'll improve as he gets settled but I a ant Williams to start against Morcombe. Want to see what he can do and maybe he'll out sine Pickford Baby Bantam
  • Score: 0

2:08am Sun 10 Aug 14

tyker7745 says...

What have the club been feeding Kennedy Let's hope he can keep this up

Towering goals from Hanson. He will always score goals when crosses are coming in like those today.
What have the club been feeding Kennedy Let's hope he can keep this up Towering goals from Hanson. He will always score goals when crosses are coming in like those today. tyker7745
  • Score: 5

7:16am Sun 10 Aug 14

bcfcincheshire says...

Marvellous win, very good performance, a wonderful style of play, many stand out performances- especially Jason Kennedy - just a llittle concerned about Jordan Pickford. .but we do have 2 other keepers at the club now so if his form struggles then at least we have cover. Just depends on him really...but great start for the club. Well done Parkinson and Parkin!!
Marvellous win, very good performance, a wonderful style of play, many stand out performances- especially Jason Kennedy - just a llittle concerned about Jordan Pickford. .but we do have 2 other keepers at the club now so if his form struggles then at least we have cover. Just depends on him really...but great start for the club. Well done Parkinson and Parkin!! bcfcincheshire
  • Score: 2

8:33am Sun 10 Aug 14

yorkiewyke says...

Bantambhoy wrote:
Cityman23 wrote:
For those in attendance, this goes down as one of the memorable matches of 2014/15- yes, even this early. It was a game with what most fans want-competitive, full tilt action, plenty of goals, goal mouth incidents and misses, and some real skillful play too, from both sides. the fact that all of City's new signings turned in good to very good performances was also a big plus!

The teams emerged to great cheers from the home fans and a full Midland Rd. end of sky blues supporters. there was some very good lively action from the start, but for a while both teams were cancelling each other out. Coventry had a couple of chances early on but failed to make them count. Then City took the lead to wild cheering from, who else but James Hanson. The half looked like ending 1-0, which would have been a fair reflection off the contest, but unfortunately new goalie Pickford came out for a cross, didn't connect and the ball was in the claret& amber net. City looked briefly shocked, but the half time whistle was probably a help.

Second half, it was City- not Coentry out of the traps quickly and the bantams won a penalty when big jim Hanson was pushed away from making contact in the box. These sometimes don't get given but JH was certainly man- handled away from reaching the ball. Alan Sheehan stepped up and it was 2-1 with a cool, determined finish.

This seemed to dampen Coventry's spirits and for most of the rest of the half they offered less of a threat. However, with 10 mins or so left they began to put more pressure on the City goal. City were playing deeper and deeper and attempting to hold what they had, but on one attack, Coventry put the ball across goal and it was put in at close range.

Very disappointing for City and the fans, but great credit to the bantams they didn't give up.
Jason Kennedy- a player who gave a terrific display today in midfield, won the ball and ran with it down the right. the Coventry players who had just previously been overdoing the celebrations down at the Midland Rd, looked on the back foot. Kennedy kept coming and then delivered an absolute peach of a cross that was met with pin point accuracy and bulleted into the net by big Jim Hanson. 3-2!!!

The game was over all bar the whistle, and City players celebrated a truly amazing win, while the sky blues trooped off hardly, believing they'd lost it at the end.

Lost of terrific performances-Rory McArdle, Alan Sheehan, Billy Knott, Jason Kennedy, Billy Clarke, Mark Yates, Jim Hanson. the official MOTM was Clarke, but I'd have given it to Kennedy. His work rate and tiger tackling was tremendous and that cross was top notch. He's come from being a write off on the basis of last season's performances to maybe, just maybe being a first choice, first team player.
Well done City and 'PP'!!
You're just supposed to comment not give a match report, also there were only a couple of dozen Coventry fans in the Midland Road side of the ground, the Bradford End was full. Were you really there? The attendance was 14,600.
Fantastic performance from the team, some great skill and passing, I could watch that every week. Come on!!
Beat me to it banthambhoy, I was going to ask city23 which game he was at. Coventry fans in Bradford End
[quote][p][bold]Bantambhoy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cityman23[/bold] wrote: For those in attendance, this goes down as one of the memorable matches of 2014/15- yes, even this early. It was a game with what most fans want-competitive, full tilt action, plenty of goals, goal mouth incidents and misses, and some real skillful play too, from both sides. the fact that all of City's new signings turned in good to very good performances was also a big plus! The teams emerged to great cheers from the home fans and a full Midland Rd. end of sky blues supporters. there was some very good lively action from the start, but for a while both teams were cancelling each other out. Coventry had a couple of chances early on but failed to make them count. Then City took the lead to wild cheering from, who else but James Hanson. The half looked like ending 1-0, which would have been a fair reflection off the contest, but unfortunately new goalie Pickford came out for a cross, didn't connect and the ball was in the claret& amber net. City looked briefly shocked, but the half time whistle was probably a help. Second half, it was City- not Coentry out of the traps quickly and the bantams won a penalty when big jim Hanson was pushed away from making contact in the box. These sometimes don't get given but JH was certainly man- handled away from reaching the ball. Alan Sheehan stepped up and it was 2-1 with a cool, determined finish. This seemed to dampen Coventry's spirits and for most of the rest of the half they offered less of a threat. However, with 10 mins or so left they began to put more pressure on the City goal. City were playing deeper and deeper and attempting to hold what they had, but on one attack, Coventry put the ball across goal and it was put in at close range. Very disappointing for City and the fans, but great credit to the bantams they didn't give up. Jason Kennedy- a player who gave a terrific display today in midfield, won the ball and ran with it down the right. the Coventry players who had just previously been overdoing the celebrations down at the Midland Rd, looked on the back foot. Kennedy kept coming and then delivered an absolute peach of a cross that was met with pin point accuracy and bulleted into the net by big Jim Hanson. 3-2!!! The game was over all bar the whistle, and City players celebrated a truly amazing win, while the sky blues trooped off hardly, believing they'd lost it at the end. Lost of terrific performances-Rory McArdle, Alan Sheehan, Billy Knott, Jason Kennedy, Billy Clarke, Mark Yates, Jim Hanson. the official MOTM was Clarke, but I'd have given it to Kennedy. His work rate and tiger tackling was tremendous and that cross was top notch. He's come from being a write off on the basis of last season's performances to maybe, just maybe being a first choice, first team player. Well done City and 'PP'!![/p][/quote]You're just supposed to comment not give a match report, also there were only a couple of dozen Coventry fans in the Midland Road side of the ground, the Bradford End was full. Were you really there? The attendance was 14,600. Fantastic performance from the team, some great skill and passing, I could watch that every week. Come on!![/p][/quote]Beat me to it banthambhoy, I was going to ask city23 which game he was at. Coventry fans in Bradford End yorkiewyke
  • Score: 0

9:47am Sun 10 Aug 14

Michael Clayton says...

Apropos Kennedy and Yeates.

The difference this season is that they are shaping the mould of the team.

Last season, they were expected to thrive within preset parameters that did neither of them any favours.

It is not a case of either of them suddenly improving. It is merely that their workplace conditions have improved.
Apropos Kennedy and Yeates. The difference this season is that they are shaping the mould of the team. Last season, they were expected to thrive within preset parameters that did neither of them any favours. It is not a case of either of them suddenly improving. It is merely that their workplace conditions have improved. Michael Clayton
  • Score: 4

9:55am Sun 10 Aug 14

Olivermac says...

I can see a different team at Morcambe who also had a good result hope Parky keeps the same defence in place apart from trying another goalkeeper one player that I hope he starts with is Mo Sheriff he has bags of talent hopefully with Hanson up front, one sure thing is the board will want further progress in this competition and not a repeat of last year when Hartlepool gave us a drubbing.
I can see a different team at Morcambe who also had a good result hope Parky keeps the same defence in place apart from trying another goalkeeper one player that I hope he starts with is Mo Sheriff he has bags of talent hopefully with Hanson up front, one sure thing is the board will want further progress in this competition and not a repeat of last year when Hartlepool gave us a drubbing. Olivermac
  • Score: -3

12:08pm Sun 10 Aug 14

dannbradfc says...

hornseabantam wrote:
Hope all of you glass half empty jeremiads are having a much happier night. Coventry are a good side - and we beat them. Great start. The core of our side is very good indeed and better than most in D1. Just need some additions to take us through injury and suspension. Hurray for first points on the board! Enjoy the day you doom mongers!!!!
You've actually reiterated the concerns of those you call doom mongers which incidentally matched those of the manager. The squad first eleven are competitive but it's a very long season. ......you can't say in parky we trust then when he also voices concerns about the squad ignore them surely? ......
[quote][p][bold]hornseabantam[/bold] wrote: Hope all of you glass half empty jeremiads are having a much happier night. Coventry are a good side - and we beat them. Great start. The core of our side is very good indeed and better than most in D1. Just need some additions to take us through injury and suspension. Hurray for first points on the board! Enjoy the day you doom mongers!!!![/p][/quote]You've actually reiterated the concerns of those you call doom mongers which incidentally matched those of the manager. The squad first eleven are competitive but it's a very long season. ......you can't say in parky we trust then when he also voices concerns about the squad ignore them surely? ...... dannbradfc
  • Score: -8

12:09pm Sun 10 Aug 14

Prisoner Cell Block A says...

Very entertaining, some great and surprising performances BUT are we going to get hammered when the oppos scouts report back about our massive weakness. Shot stopping and distribution premier league aerial ability Sunday league. Considering crosses were where all 5 goals came from, one way or another and the majority of goals in this divison are also from the same aspect we'll get found out quickly. Keeper is no position for a boy
Very entertaining, some great and surprising performances BUT are we going to get hammered when the oppos scouts report back about our massive weakness. Shot stopping and distribution premier league aerial ability Sunday league. Considering crosses were where all 5 goals came from, one way or another and the majority of goals in this divison are also from the same aspect we'll get found out quickly. Keeper is no position for a boy Prisoner Cell Block A
  • Score: -2

7:55pm Sun 10 Aug 14

Michael Clayton says...

Prisoner Cell Block A wrote:
Very entertaining, some great and surprising performances BUT are we going to get hammered when the oppos scouts report back about our massive weakness. Shot stopping and distribution premier league aerial ability Sunday league. Considering crosses were where all 5 goals came from, one way or another and the majority of goals in this divison are also from the same aspect we'll get found out quickly. Keeper is no position for a boy
Hard to argue.
[quote][p][bold]Prisoner Cell Block A[/bold] wrote: Very entertaining, some great and surprising performances BUT are we going to get hammered when the oppos scouts report back about our massive weakness. Shot stopping and distribution premier league aerial ability Sunday league. Considering crosses were where all 5 goals came from, one way or another and the majority of goals in this divison are also from the same aspect we'll get found out quickly. Keeper is no position for a boy[/p][/quote]Hard to argue. Michael Clayton
  • Score: 0

11:43pm Sun 10 Aug 14

Belfast Bantam says...

Cityman23 wrote:
For those in attendance, this goes down as one of the memorable matches of 2014/15- yes, even this early. It was a game with what most fans want-competitive, full tilt action, plenty of goals, goal mouth incidents and misses, and some real skillful play too, from both sides. the fact that all of City's new signings turned in good to very good performances was also a big plus!

The teams emerged to great cheers from the home fans and a full Midland Rd. end of sky blues supporters. there was some very good lively action from the start, but for a while both teams were cancelling each other out. Coventry had a couple of chances early on but failed to make them count. Then City took the lead to wild cheering from, who else but James Hanson. The half looked like ending 1-0, which would have been a fair reflection off the contest, but unfortunately new goalie Pickford came out for a cross, didn't connect and the ball was in the claret& amber net. City looked briefly shocked, but the half time whistle was probably a help.

Second half, it was City- not Coentry out of the traps quickly and the bantams won a penalty when big jim Hanson was pushed away from making contact in the box. These sometimes don't get given but JH was certainly man- handled away from reaching the ball. Alan Sheehan stepped up and it was 2-1 with a cool, determined finish.

This seemed to dampen Coventry's spirits and for most of the rest of the half they offered less of a threat. However, with 10 mins or so left they began to put more pressure on the City goal. City were playing deeper and deeper and attempting to hold what they had, but on one attack, Coventry put the ball across goal and it was put in at close range.

Very disappointing for City and the fans, but great credit to the bantams they didn't give up.
Jason Kennedy- a player who gave a terrific display today in midfield, won the ball and ran with it down the right. the Coventry players who had just previously been overdoing the celebrations down at the Midland Rd, looked on the back foot. Kennedy kept coming and then delivered an absolute peach of a cross that was met with pin point accuracy and bulleted into the net by big Jim Hanson. 3-2!!!

The game was over all bar the whistle, and City players celebrated a truly amazing win, while the sky blues trooped off hardly, believing they'd lost it at the end.

Lost of terrific performances-Rory McArdle, Alan Sheehan, Billy Knott, Jason Kennedy, Billy Clarke, Mark Yates, Jim Hanson. the official MOTM was Clarke, but I'd have given it to Kennedy. His work rate and tiger tackling was tremendous and that cross was top notch. He's come from being a write off on the basis of last season's performances to maybe, just maybe being a first choice, first team player.
Well done City and 'PP'!!
Excellent report of the game!
I wasn't there today, but wish I had been, (owing to business).
Eat yer heart out, Simon Parker!!
[quote][p][bold]Cityman23[/bold] wrote: For those in attendance, this goes down as one of the memorable matches of 2014/15- yes, even this early. It was a game with what most fans want-competitive, full tilt action, plenty of goals, goal mouth incidents and misses, and some real skillful play too, from both sides. the fact that all of City's new signings turned in good to very good performances was also a big plus! The teams emerged to great cheers from the home fans and a full Midland Rd. end of sky blues supporters. there was some very good lively action from the start, but for a while both teams were cancelling each other out. Coventry had a couple of chances early on but failed to make them count. Then City took the lead to wild cheering from, who else but James Hanson. The half looked like ending 1-0, which would have been a fair reflection off the contest, but unfortunately new goalie Pickford came out for a cross, didn't connect and the ball was in the claret& amber net. City looked briefly shocked, but the half time whistle was probably a help. Second half, it was City- not Coentry out of the traps quickly and the bantams won a penalty when big jim Hanson was pushed away from making contact in the box. These sometimes don't get given but JH was certainly man- handled away from reaching the ball. Alan Sheehan stepped up and it was 2-1 with a cool, determined finish. This seemed to dampen Coventry's spirits and for most of the rest of the half they offered less of a threat. However, with 10 mins or so left they began to put more pressure on the City goal. City were playing deeper and deeper and attempting to hold what they had, but on one attack, Coventry put the ball across goal and it was put in at close range. Very disappointing for City and the fans, but great credit to the bantams they didn't give up. Jason Kennedy- a player who gave a terrific display today in midfield, won the ball and ran with it down the right. the Coventry players who had just previously been overdoing the celebrations down at the Midland Rd, looked on the back foot. Kennedy kept coming and then delivered an absolute peach of a cross that was met with pin point accuracy and bulleted into the net by big Jim Hanson. 3-2!!! The game was over all bar the whistle, and City players celebrated a truly amazing win, while the sky blues trooped off hardly, believing they'd lost it at the end. Lost of terrific performances-Rory McArdle, Alan Sheehan, Billy Knott, Jason Kennedy, Billy Clarke, Mark Yates, Jim Hanson. the official MOTM was Clarke, but I'd have given it to Kennedy. His work rate and tiger tackling was tremendous and that cross was top notch. He's come from being a write off on the basis of last season's performances to maybe, just maybe being a first choice, first team player. Well done City and 'PP'!![/p][/quote]Excellent report of the game! I wasn't there today, but wish I had been, (owing to business). Eat yer heart out, Simon Parker!! Belfast Bantam
  • Score: 1

12:37pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Prisoner Cell Block A says...

Michael Clayton wrote:
Prisoner Cell Block A wrote:
Very entertaining, some great and surprising performances BUT are we going to get hammered when the oppos scouts report back about our massive weakness. Shot stopping and distribution premier league aerial ability Sunday league. Considering crosses were where all 5 goals came from, one way or another and the majority of goals in this divison are also from the same aspect we'll get found out quickly. Keeper is no position for a boy
Hard to argue.
Someone obviously disagrees :)
[quote][p][bold]Michael Clayton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Prisoner Cell Block A[/bold] wrote: Very entertaining, some great and surprising performances BUT are we going to get hammered when the oppos scouts report back about our massive weakness. Shot stopping and distribution premier league aerial ability Sunday league. Considering crosses were where all 5 goals came from, one way or another and the majority of goals in this divison are also from the same aspect we'll get found out quickly. Keeper is no position for a boy[/p][/quote]Hard to argue.[/p][/quote]Someone obviously disagrees :) Prisoner Cell Block A
  • Score: 0

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