Hanson hails Kennedy's 'magic' touch after Bradford City beat Coventry

James Hanson's opening goal beats Coventry keeper Ryan Allsop. The striker heaped praise on beleaguered midfielder Jason Kennedy for his match-winning second

Hanson celebrates his opening goal of the season

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TWO-goal James Hanson diverted the praise on to team-mate Jason Kennedy for City’s flying start to League One.

Hanson’s last-gasp header from a Kennedy cross, straight after Coventry had equalised for a second time, clinched a thrilling 3-2 win at Valley Parade.

It was City’s first opening-day league victory for six years and Hanson’s first goals since March. But the striker acknowledged the supporting role of midfielder Kennedy, whose Valley Parade future has been in the balance after a tough first season at the club.

Hanson said: “JK’s had a bit of a weird summer because he didn’t know if he was coming or going. But he just kept his head down and got his rewards.

“Everyone’s head dropped after they scored again but he produced a little bit of magic at the end. Coventry switched off after scoring and he found that touch of quality with the cross.

“It was quite an easy header. Parky (Steve Parkin) does a lot of those crosses in training and you just have to direct it because the power is already on the ball.

“The gaffer’s been saying all week that we need to get more crosses in and be a bit more positive. It’s my job to get on the end of them.”

Kennedy is determined to win over Phil Parkinson and the City boss gave him a starting role over Matty Dolan.

Parkinson said: “Jason struggled last year to dislodge Nathan Doyle and Gary Jones, two very good players. When he came in, he found it physically tough because he’s a player who’s used to playing. But he said to me he feels he has a point to prove to the crowd, to himself and to me.

“As a player you’ve got to let your performances do the talking and that was a good start for him.”

With his back injury solved, Hanson believes he can rediscover top form again after a frustrating end to the last campaign.

The striker added: “It was so frustrating because I missed that many games. It felt brilliant just to be back out there.

“My main aim in the summer has been to get the back right and build my fitness. If I’m being honest, it took all pre-season to get my sharpness back.”

Parkinson saluted the efforts of his centre forward and said: “We know if we put balls in those areas, his leap, his power and his coolness is second to none. It was a magnificent performance.”

The City chief was just as happy to see Hanson win their first penalty for nine months after a tug from Reda Johnson at a corner. Alan Sheehan converted it in front of the Kop.

“We only had one penalty last year and it’s been a big talking point for us.

“Hanson gets pulled all over the place but gets foul after foul (given) against him.

“I was pleased to see a bit of justice after the way Reda Johnson was grappling with him. It was great movement from a corner and I shouted before the ref even blew his whistle.”

Hanson added: “It was a stone-wall penalty. He just grabbed me and didn’t let me go.

“There have been a few like that so it’s just nice to see decisions go my way. But the main thing was the three points because we haven’t won on the first day for a while.”

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7:51am Mon 11 Aug 14

shoatsy says...

Awesome team performance! Kennedy, Yeates , Hanson , Clarke , Knott , McArdle great performance all around. well done lads!!
Awesome team performance! Kennedy, Yeates , Hanson , Clarke , Knott , McArdle great performance all around. well done lads!! shoatsy
  • Score: 22

8:00am Mon 11 Aug 14

Freddy says...

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Delighted with the performance, and the result. This brushed away my preseason doubts. I thought Coventry's goals were a bit fortunate, if not lucky. Kennedy was excellent, his work rate for that third cross/goal, was quality. Well played everyone at Bradford City.
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* Delighted with the performance, and the result. This brushed away my preseason doubts. I thought Coventry's goals were a bit fortunate, if not lucky. Kennedy was excellent, his work rate for that third cross/goal, was quality. Well played everyone at Bradford City. * Freddy
  • Score: 13

8:35am Mon 11 Aug 14

OLD BANTAM says...

It's like singing two new players in Kennedy and Yates when you look at the number of games the two of them played in last season. And Clarke was outstanding .
It's like singing two new players in Kennedy and Yates when you look at the number of games the two of them played in last season. And Clarke was outstanding . OLD BANTAM
  • Score: 8

8:41am Mon 11 Aug 14

Cityman23 says...

The really encouraging thing is nowadays, City don't give up until the final whistle. A few years back, that late Coventry equaliser would have been game over.

That change in attitude and spirit is wonderful to see, from a City fan's perspective!
The really encouraging thing is nowadays, City don't give up until the final whistle. A few years back, that late Coventry equaliser would have been game over. That change in attitude and spirit is wonderful to see, from a City fan's perspective! Cityman23
  • Score: 16

8:55am Mon 11 Aug 14

MrsAngryofRidd says...

Disappointed when I heard Kennedy and Yeates were named in starting line up but how wrong could I have been. Both had an excellant game, lets hope we see many more from them this season. All new signings looked good. I am not getting carried away after one game but I think we are in for a good season.
Disappointed when I heard Kennedy and Yeates were named in starting line up but how wrong could I have been. Both had an excellant game, lets hope we see many more from them this season. All new signings looked good. I am not getting carried away after one game but I think we are in for a good season. MrsAngryofRidd
  • Score: 13

9:20am Mon 11 Aug 14

odsal3217 says...

All the players had a great game. The major improvement for me was the quality of crosses the whole game. Well done lads. Let's have a cup run on Tuesday to boot.
All the players had a great game. The major improvement for me was the quality of crosses the whole game. Well done lads. Let's have a cup run on Tuesday to boot. odsal3217
  • Score: 8

10:32am Mon 11 Aug 14

Peter300 says...

Cityman23 wrote:
The really encouraging thing is nowadays, City don't give up until the final whistle. A few years back, that late Coventry equaliser would have been game over.

That change in attitude and spirit is wonderful to see, from a City fan's perspective!
The attitude City had all last season. And the season before. I know that because you have praised it for so long. Not just one game.
[quote][p][bold]Cityman23[/bold] wrote: The really encouraging thing is nowadays, City don't give up until the final whistle. A few years back, that late Coventry equaliser would have been game over. That change in attitude and spirit is wonderful to see, from a City fan's perspective![/p][/quote]The attitude City had all last season. And the season before. I know that because you have praised it for so long. Not just one game. Peter300
  • Score: -10

10:36am Mon 11 Aug 14

Peter300 says...

MrsAngryofRidd wrote:
Disappointed when I heard Kennedy and Yeates were named in starting line up but how wrong could I have been. Both had an excellant game, lets hope we see many more from them this season. All new signings looked good. I am not getting carried away after one game but I think we are in for a good season.
Yes you were wrong. If the guys are still here in the squad give them another chance. The manager has. Don't start moaning before kick-off like you were. Because you were.
[quote][p][bold]MrsAngryofRidd[/bold] wrote: Disappointed when I heard Kennedy and Yeates were named in starting line up but how wrong could I have been. Both had an excellant game, lets hope we see many more from them this season. All new signings looked good. I am not getting carried away after one game but I think we are in for a good season.[/p][/quote]Yes you were wrong. If the guys are still here in the squad give them another chance. The manager has. Don't start moaning before kick-off like you were. Because you were. Peter300
  • Score: -9

10:59am Mon 11 Aug 14

MrsAngryofRidd says...

Peter 300 - you are the reason that I very rarely make any comments, I often read yours and think you need to get out more.

Saying I was disappointed is hardly moaning and when I am wrong about something I say I am unlike many posters on this site. We saw very little of both Kennedy and Yeates last season and what I saw I didn't particularly like, but that is my opinion, it isn't moaning.
Peter 300 - you are the reason that I very rarely make any comments, I often read yours and think you need to get out more. Saying I was disappointed is hardly moaning and when I am wrong about something I say I am unlike many posters on this site. We saw very little of both Kennedy and Yeates last season and what I saw I didn't particularly like, but that is my opinion, it isn't moaning. MrsAngryofRidd
  • Score: 25

11:17am Mon 11 Aug 14

Gary David says...

Is there anywhere to watch the high lights of Saturdays game?
Is there anywhere to watch the high lights of Saturdays game? Gary David
  • Score: 0

11:24am Mon 11 Aug 14

lawsonio123 says...

This was a fine performance all put in a good stint and played for each other which was good to see they all seem proud to wear the City, shirt and if they carry on in this vain NOBODY can complain it was a performance full of effort and no little skill form players not used to playing together and when they really gel we will have a fine team WELL DONE BRADFORD CITY
This was a fine performance all put in a good stint and played for each other which was good to see they all seem proud to wear the City, shirt and if they carry on in this vain NOBODY can complain it was a performance full of effort and no little skill form players not used to playing together and when they really gel we will have a fine team WELL DONE BRADFORD CITY lawsonio123
  • Score: 8

11:34am Mon 11 Aug 14

Farsley Bantam says...

Gary David wrote:
Is there anywhere to watch the high lights of Saturdays game?
https://www.youtube.
com/watch?v=QxH-qfpi
6Uk

They put the highlights of every game on You tube the day after.
[quote][p][bold]Gary David[/bold] wrote: Is there anywhere to watch the high lights of Saturdays game?[/p][/quote]https://www.youtube. com/watch?v=QxH-qfpi 6Uk They put the highlights of every game on You tube the day after. Farsley Bantam
  • Score: 3

11:36am Mon 11 Aug 14

Scuba Dee says...

Gary David wrote:
Is there anywhere to watch the high lights of Saturdays game?
Might need a spare 90 minutes or so by the sounds of it.
[quote][p][bold]Gary David[/bold] wrote: Is there anywhere to watch the high lights of Saturdays game?[/p][/quote]Might need a spare 90 minutes or so by the sounds of it. Scuba Dee
  • Score: 2

11:46am Mon 11 Aug 14

Farsley Bantam says...

Farsley Bantam wrote:
Gary David wrote:
Is there anywhere to watch the high lights of Saturdays game?
https://www.youtube.

com/watch?v=QxH-qfpi

6Uk

They put the highlights of every game on You tube the day after.
Wrong link. Here is the correct one

https://www.youtube.
com/watch?v=bsYMIOUs
9uQ
[quote][p][bold]Farsley Bantam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gary David[/bold] wrote: Is there anywhere to watch the high lights of Saturdays game?[/p][/quote]https://www.youtube. com/watch?v=QxH-qfpi 6Uk They put the highlights of every game on You tube the day after.[/p][/quote]Wrong link. Here is the correct one https://www.youtube. com/watch?v=bsYMIOUs 9uQ Farsley Bantam
  • Score: 3

12:10pm Mon 11 Aug 14

Statler4 says...

I was saying all last season that both Yeates and Kennedy were good players but for whatever reason just weren't gelling. In Yeates case he was also suffering from a severe injury which impaired him considerably. Kennedy never got going last year but Saturday's performance showed exactly how good he is. I'm convinced that once McLean reaches full match fitness he too will prove the doubters wrong. Saturday's performance was terrific, a lovely style of football combined with a steely determination and never a dull moment.
I was saying all last season that both Yeates and Kennedy were good players but for whatever reason just weren't gelling. In Yeates case he was also suffering from a severe injury which impaired him considerably. Kennedy never got going last year but Saturday's performance showed exactly how good he is. I'm convinced that once McLean reaches full match fitness he too will prove the doubters wrong. Saturday's performance was terrific, a lovely style of football combined with a steely determination and never a dull moment. Statler4
  • Score: 6

12:26pm Mon 11 Aug 14

i miss stallard & murray says...

Just wanted to comment and praise the team and management team for Saturdays performance. Very good performance great to see the energy in the midfield and the football on show please keep this up. I am sure parky will be addressing the defending especially crosses but apart from that bob on.
Just wanted to comment and praise the team and management team for Saturdays performance. Very good performance great to see the energy in the midfield and the football on show please keep this up. I am sure parky will be addressing the defending especially crosses but apart from that bob on. i miss stallard & murray
  • Score: 3

12:28pm Mon 11 Aug 14

Baby Bantam says...

Saturdays done now, Morecambe up next. League 2 opposition. What would you go for?
Diamond same as last week but didn't work against Hartlepool or a straight forward 4-4-2 and give the wingers we got a run out?
Saturdays done now, Morecambe up next. League 2 opposition. What would you go for? Diamond same as last week but didn't work against Hartlepool or a straight forward 4-4-2 and give the wingers we got a run out? Baby Bantam
  • Score: 0

12:37pm Mon 11 Aug 14

Warwick Bantam says...

Baby Bantam wrote:
Saturdays done now, Morecambe up next. League 2 opposition. What would you go for?
Diamond same as last week but didn't work against Hartlepool or a straight forward 4-4-2 and give the wingers we got a run out?
I would keep things exactly the same- same 11, same formation. It worked against Cov so why change it? Too early in the season to start resting players, let's get the best 11 gelled in the chosen formation. Morecambe had a good win on Saturday so will be a tough game over there.
[quote][p][bold]Baby Bantam[/bold] wrote: Saturdays done now, Morecambe up next. League 2 opposition. What would you go for? Diamond same as last week but didn't work against Hartlepool or a straight forward 4-4-2 and give the wingers we got a run out?[/p][/quote]I would keep things exactly the same- same 11, same formation. It worked against Cov so why change it? Too early in the season to start resting players, let's get the best 11 gelled in the chosen formation. Morecambe had a good win on Saturday so will be a tough game over there. Warwick Bantam
  • Score: 6

1:01pm Mon 11 Aug 14

BD16 says...

Does anybody know if the rules have been changed regarding celebrations? Their lad Johnson went into the Cov fans and was followed by a couple more as well. I thought that was an automatic booking.
Does anybody know if the rules have been changed regarding celebrations? Their lad Johnson went into the Cov fans and was followed by a couple more as well. I thought that was an automatic booking. BD16
  • Score: 3

1:50pm Mon 11 Aug 14

Michael Clayton says...

BD16 wrote:
Does anybody know if the rules have been changed regarding celebrations? Their lad Johnson went into the Cov fans and was followed by a couple more as well. I thought that was an automatic booking.
I don't know. At a guess, is it something to do with celebrating in front of opposition fans?
[quote][p][bold]BD16[/bold] wrote: Does anybody know if the rules have been changed regarding celebrations? Their lad Johnson went into the Cov fans and was followed by a couple more as well. I thought that was an automatic booking.[/p][/quote]I don't know. At a guess, is it something to do with celebrating in front of opposition fans? Michael Clayton
  • Score: 0

3:04pm Mon 11 Aug 14

Baby Bantam says...

Warwick Bantam wrote:
Baby Bantam wrote:
Saturdays done now, Morecambe up next. League 2 opposition. What would you go for?
Diamond same as last week but didn't work against Hartlepool or a straight forward 4-4-2 and give the wingers we got a run out?
I would keep things exactly the same- same 11, same formation. It worked against Cov so why change it? Too early in the season to start resting players, let's get the best 11 gelled in the chosen formation. Morecambe had a good win on Saturday so will be a tough game over there.
If you went to Hartlepool in pre season it really struggled and kept getting overlapped on the wings
[quote][p][bold]Warwick Bantam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Baby Bantam[/bold] wrote: Saturdays done now, Morecambe up next. League 2 opposition. What would you go for? Diamond same as last week but didn't work against Hartlepool or a straight forward 4-4-2 and give the wingers we got a run out?[/p][/quote]I would keep things exactly the same- same 11, same formation. It worked against Cov so why change it? Too early in the season to start resting players, let's get the best 11 gelled in the chosen formation. Morecambe had a good win on Saturday so will be a tough game over there.[/p][/quote]If you went to Hartlepool in pre season it really struggled and kept getting overlapped on the wings Baby Bantam
  • Score: 0

3:08pm Mon 11 Aug 14

Baby Bantam says...

Baby Bantam wrote:
Warwick Bantam wrote:
Baby Bantam wrote:
Saturdays done now, Morecambe up next. League 2 opposition. What would you go for?
Diamond same as last week but didn't work against Hartlepool or a straight forward 4-4-2 and give the wingers we got a run out?
I would keep things exactly the same- same 11, same formation. It worked against Cov so why change it? Too early in the season to start resting players, let's get the best 11 gelled in the chosen formation. Morecambe had a good win on Saturday so will be a tough game over there.
If you went to Hartlepool in pre season it really struggled and kept getting overlapped on the wings
Personally against lower league opposition I'd play a 4-4-2 then it will make Walsall how we're going to play it against them
[quote][p][bold]Baby Bantam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Warwick Bantam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Baby Bantam[/bold] wrote: Saturdays done now, Morecambe up next. League 2 opposition. What would you go for? Diamond same as last week but didn't work against Hartlepool or a straight forward 4-4-2 and give the wingers we got a run out?[/p][/quote]I would keep things exactly the same- same 11, same formation. It worked against Cov so why change it? Too early in the season to start resting players, let's get the best 11 gelled in the chosen formation. Morecambe had a good win on Saturday so will be a tough game over there.[/p][/quote]If you went to Hartlepool in pre season it really struggled and kept getting overlapped on the wings[/p][/quote]Personally against lower league opposition I'd play a 4-4-2 then it will make Walsall how we're going to play it against them Baby Bantam
  • Score: 4

3:19pm Mon 11 Aug 14

gman27 says...

Statler4 wrote:
I was saying all last season that both Yeates and Kennedy were good players but for whatever reason just weren't gelling. In Yeates case he was also suffering from a severe injury which impaired him considerably. Kennedy never got going last year but Saturday's performance showed exactly how good he is. I'm convinced that once McLean reaches full match fitness he too will prove the doubters wrong. Saturday's performance was terrific, a lovely style of football combined with a steely determination and never a dull moment.
I think it was the system we played last season for the poor performances from Yeates and Kennedy. Last season we played with 2 holding midfielders and 2 wingers which was very regimental like. On Saturday the system was far more fluent which suits Yeates more and Kennedy likes to play the ball rather then told to sit back which Jones and Doyle were both happy doing.
The new system is far more entertaining and we have players with more energy unlike Jones and Doyle. As much as I love Jones I can see why parky let him go because I think he would have struggled in the new system.
[quote][p][bold]Statler4[/bold] wrote: I was saying all last season that both Yeates and Kennedy were good players but for whatever reason just weren't gelling. In Yeates case he was also suffering from a severe injury which impaired him considerably. Kennedy never got going last year but Saturday's performance showed exactly how good he is. I'm convinced that once McLean reaches full match fitness he too will prove the doubters wrong. Saturday's performance was terrific, a lovely style of football combined with a steely determination and never a dull moment.[/p][/quote]I think it was the system we played last season for the poor performances from Yeates and Kennedy. Last season we played with 2 holding midfielders and 2 wingers which was very regimental like. On Saturday the system was far more fluent which suits Yeates more and Kennedy likes to play the ball rather then told to sit back which Jones and Doyle were both happy doing. The new system is far more entertaining and we have players with more energy unlike Jones and Doyle. As much as I love Jones I can see why parky let him go because I think he would have struggled in the new system. gman27
  • Score: 6

3:44pm Mon 11 Aug 14

jamiejoe says...

Farsley Bantam wrote:
Farsley Bantam wrote:
Gary David wrote:
Is there anywhere to watch the high lights of Saturdays game?
https://www.youtube.


com/watch?v=QxH-qfpi


6Uk

They put the highlights of every game on You tube the day after.
Wrong link. Here is the correct one

https://www.youtube.

com/watch?v=bsYMIOUs

9uQ
Thanks - that is useful.

It should also be here on IPlayer the Football League show for a week after but the content is not working today - do Sky have it this season??

http://www.bbc.co.uk
/programmes/b00mfmt9
/episodes/player
[quote][p][bold]Farsley Bantam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Farsley Bantam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gary David[/bold] wrote: Is there anywhere to watch the high lights of Saturdays game?[/p][/quote]https://www.youtube. com/watch?v=QxH-qfpi 6Uk They put the highlights of every game on You tube the day after.[/p][/quote]Wrong link. Here is the correct one https://www.youtube. com/watch?v=bsYMIOUs 9uQ[/p][/quote]Thanks - that is useful. It should also be here on IPlayer the Football League show for a week after but the content is not working today - do Sky have it this season?? http://www.bbc.co.uk /programmes/b00mfmt9 /episodes/player jamiejoe
  • Score: 2

4:01pm Mon 11 Aug 14

jsummers96 says...

does anybody know who this player is coming to city on a long term loan deal? parky has said its close to completion!
does anybody know who this player is coming to city on a long term loan deal? parky has said its close to completion! jsummers96
  • Score: 2

5:50pm Mon 11 Aug 14

dannbradfc says...

MrsAngryofRidd wrote:
Peter 300 - you are the reason that I very rarely make any comments, I often read yours and think you need to get out more.

Saying I was disappointed is hardly moaning and when I am wrong about something I say I am unlike many posters on this site. We saw very little of both Kennedy and Yeates last season and what I saw I didn't particularly like, but that is my opinion, it isn't moaning.
He's a wind up. ...time we all just ignored him. I work in the health sector and I think he's got mental health issues so we should empathise then let him be. ....only thing he ever actually says sn opinion on is dave Baldwin for some reason. ....quite possibly cos he asked him for an opinion of his own ir simply asked him his name. ....
[quote][p][bold]MrsAngryofRidd[/bold] wrote: Peter 300 - you are the reason that I very rarely make any comments, I often read yours and think you need to get out more. Saying I was disappointed is hardly moaning and when I am wrong about something I say I am unlike many posters on this site. We saw very little of both Kennedy and Yeates last season and what I saw I didn't particularly like, but that is my opinion, it isn't moaning.[/p][/quote]He's a wind up. ...time we all just ignored him. I work in the health sector and I think he's got mental health issues so we should empathise then let him be. ....only thing he ever actually says sn opinion on is dave Baldwin for some reason. ....quite possibly cos he asked him for an opinion of his own ir simply asked him his name. .... dannbradfc
  • Score: -2

5:50pm Mon 11 Aug 14

dannbradfc says...

MrsAngryofRidd wrote:
Peter 300 - you are the reason that I very rarely make any comments, I often read yours and think you need to get out more.

Saying I was disappointed is hardly moaning and when I am wrong about something I say I am unlike many posters on this site. We saw very little of both Kennedy and Yeates last season and what I saw I didn't particularly like, but that is my opinion, it isn't moaning.
He's a wind up. ...time we all just ignored him. I work in the health sector and I think he's got mental health issues so we should empathise then let him be. ....only thing he ever actually says sn opinion on is dave Baldwin for some reason. ....quite possibly cos he asked him for an opinion of his own ir simply asked him his name. ....
[quote][p][bold]MrsAngryofRidd[/bold] wrote: Peter 300 - you are the reason that I very rarely make any comments, I often read yours and think you need to get out more. Saying I was disappointed is hardly moaning and when I am wrong about something I say I am unlike many posters on this site. We saw very little of both Kennedy and Yeates last season and what I saw I didn't particularly like, but that is my opinion, it isn't moaning.[/p][/quote]He's a wind up. ...time we all just ignored him. I work in the health sector and I think he's got mental health issues so we should empathise then let him be. ....only thing he ever actually says sn opinion on is dave Baldwin for some reason. ....quite possibly cos he asked him for an opinion of his own ir simply asked him his name. .... dannbradfc
  • Score: -1

6:07pm Mon 11 Aug 14

dannbradfc says...

It was a great game to watch and there was some great football at times. Eg whilst the crosses for the goals were great, pass of the day was yeates outside of the foot at the kop end. .....

For all the fluidity we do need to temper some of the enthusiasm. Ee let in two soft goals and pickford is very dodgy from crosses. I also feel that the full backs are going to be up against it against decent wide players. Also despite been narrow they still found players in the middle with space far to easily. Indeed on occasion after attacks broke down we had quite a lot of players caught wrong side struggling to get back.

Having said that I would always rather us take the game to them snd I applaud parky and parkin attempting this more positive system. We'll see at about ten games in but the first team should be competitive. Yeates and Kennedy looked like two new signings which makes the squad appear stronger. it's gonna be about getting the balance right between attack and defence. .....its extremely difficult to ascertain with any certainty how we are going to fare and this makes it a very exciting season imo
It was a great game to watch and there was some great football at times. Eg whilst the crosses for the goals were great, pass of the day was yeates outside of the foot at the kop end. ..... For all the fluidity we do need to temper some of the enthusiasm. Ee let in two soft goals and pickford is very dodgy from crosses. I also feel that the full backs are going to be up against it against decent wide players. Also despite been narrow they still found players in the middle with space far to easily. Indeed on occasion after attacks broke down we had quite a lot of players caught wrong side struggling to get back. Having said that I would always rather us take the game to them snd I applaud parky and parkin attempting this more positive system. We'll see at about ten games in but the first team should be competitive. Yeates and Kennedy looked like two new signings which makes the squad appear stronger. it's gonna be about getting the balance right between attack and defence. .....its extremely difficult to ascertain with any certainty how we are going to fare and this makes it a very exciting season imo dannbradfc
  • Score: 0

8:56pm Mon 11 Aug 14

bcfcincheshire says...

Marvellous performance. ..thoroughly deserved to win...Kennedy MOTM (just) as so many hit very good levels of form...wonderful contribution from Hanson..well done lads!!! Not least Parkinson and Parkin...just work hard now with Jordan. ..albeit we have cover with WillIiams and Urwin now should it become problematic. I think he'll settles shortly as bound to be a little over zealous in your first home game with the crowd and excitement
Need 18 more points from next 27 now to equal last season's start!!
Marvellous performance. ..thoroughly deserved to win...Kennedy MOTM (just) as so many hit very good levels of form...wonderful contribution from Hanson..well done lads!!! Not least Parkinson and Parkin...just work hard now with Jordan. ..albeit we have cover with WillIiams and Urwin now should it become problematic. I think he'll settles shortly as bound to be a little over zealous in your first home game with the crowd and excitement Need 18 more points from next 27 now to equal last season's start!! bcfcincheshire
  • Score: 0

10:56pm Mon 11 Aug 14

Warwick Bantam says...

Baby Bantam wrote:
Baby Bantam wrote:
Warwick Bantam wrote:
Baby Bantam wrote:
Saturdays done now, Morecambe up next. League 2 opposition. What would you go for?
Diamond same as last week but didn't work against Hartlepool or a straight forward 4-4-2 and give the wingers we got a run out?
I would keep things exactly the same- same 11, same formation. It worked against Cov so why change it? Too early in the season to start resting players, let's get the best 11 gelled in the chosen formation. Morecambe had a good win on Saturday so will be a tough game over there.
If you went to Hartlepool in pre season it really struggled and kept getting overlapped on the wings
Personally against lower league opposition I'd play a 4-4-2 then it will make Walsall how we're going to play it against them
I don't read too much into pre-season games. That said, I can't comment too much on the performance as I live in Warwick so only make a few games a year. Good point about keeping Walsall guessing about how we will play though. Let's see what happens tomorrow night- don't care what the formation is or who plays as long as we get a win!
[quote][p][bold]Baby Bantam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Baby Bantam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Warwick Bantam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Baby Bantam[/bold] wrote: Saturdays done now, Morecambe up next. League 2 opposition. What would you go for? Diamond same as last week but didn't work against Hartlepool or a straight forward 4-4-2 and give the wingers we got a run out?[/p][/quote]I would keep things exactly the same- same 11, same formation. It worked against Cov so why change it? Too early in the season to start resting players, let's get the best 11 gelled in the chosen formation. Morecambe had a good win on Saturday so will be a tough game over there.[/p][/quote]If you went to Hartlepool in pre season it really struggled and kept getting overlapped on the wings[/p][/quote]Personally against lower league opposition I'd play a 4-4-2 then it will make Walsall how we're going to play it against them[/p][/quote]I don't read too much into pre-season games. That said, I can't comment too much on the performance as I live in Warwick so only make a few games a year. Good point about keeping Walsall guessing about how we will play though. Let's see what happens tomorrow night- don't care what the formation is or who plays as long as we get a win! Warwick Bantam
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