LiveFT: City 0 Peterborough 1

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5:03pm

ANDREW Davies handed City their first injury scare of the season – as Peterborough inflicted their first defeat.

The defensive talisman went off early in the second half clutching his left arm and had it strapped up before the end.

And Posh added salt to City’s wounds by scoring the only goal just a couple of minutes later.

Peterborough had the best chances of a first half that was played at a lively tempo.

Jordan Pickford saved well from Conor Washington early on but the City keeper breathed a sigh of relief when a Ricardo Santos header bounced off the post and Christian Burgess could not force the ball over the line.

Ben Alnwick, who had a pre-season trial with the Bantams, then produced a diving save to his left to keep out Billy Knott’s drive right on half-time.

But City were rocked by the Davies injury ten minutes after the break – and within two minutes found themselves behind to Kyle Vassell’s well-placed curler.

Pickford prevented Newell from doubling the Posh lead before James Hanson tested Alnwick.

Sub Mark Yeates skied a chance in the nine minutes of added time but there was no way back for the home side.

5:02pm

The whistle sounds and City are beaten for the first time since Easter Monday

5:01pm

... but Posh have the bodies back to deal with it again

5:00pm

Corner for City....

4:59pm

Meredith throw-in drops at the feet of McArdle. He funnels ball back to Yeates who skies chance from 12 yards out

4:59pm

Sheehan cross is defended in numbers by Posh. Ball hacked out for a throw-in

4:54pm

Mclean flicks on free-kick but ball loops wide

4:54pm

Mclean goes down under Burgess challenge holding his ankle. Ferguson argues that the striker was making the most of it

4:52pm

Corner for Peterborough as the board goes up with NINE extra minutes...

4:47pm

Mclean header lacks the power to trouble Alnwick

4:45pm

Finally, finally the ref has something to say about it. He races all the way to the dug-out to book Newell for dawdling

4:45pm

Now it's time for McCann to come on for Newell, who was the furthest player away

4:44pm

Barnett replaces Vassell and we're still waiting for McCann to come on. Tempers are fraying

4:44pm

Double sub for Posh and they are taking plenty of time about it. 

4:43pm

City, clearly in shock at this unexpected turn of events, do nothing with the free-kick

4:43pm

A foul has been given in Hanson's favour.... repeat, a foul has been given to Hanson for a change

4:41pm

Hanson hits a swerving angled drive which Alnwick pushes away with some discomfort

4:39pm

"You don't know what you're doing" shout the ref's fan club in the stands

4:39pm

Corner to Peterborough as the chants of "cheat" continue

4:39pm

13 minutes to go - but that might be nearer 20 with the extras to be added

4:38pm

Blatant dive from Smith and Knott is furious. Ref not fooled - but doesn't take any action with the Peterborough sub

4:36pm

Davies watching the game from the doorway of the changing room with his arm strapped up

4:36pm

Odd how Premier league refs give fouls against Hanson. #bcafc

— Keith Wildman (@KeithWildman) August 23, 2014

4:35pm

Vassell not doing much better as he swaggers off the pitch before being allowed back on following "knock"

4:34pm

Ref's popularity continues to nosedive

4:34pm

Hanson is not going to get a single call today. Another sandwich and nothing given again...

4:33pm

Vassell curls it over the bar

4:33pm

Free-kick for Posh in great position - on edge of the D

4:31pm

Knott gives away ball to Vassell but Newell's angled shot is tipped round the post by Pickford

4:30pm

Double sub for City. On come Yeates and Mclean for Bennett and Morais

4:29pm

Brisley back on with his head strapped up

4:28pm

"When the Posh go steaming in".... that's a song to send shivers down the spine

4:28pm

Crowd is 13,546 with 460 visitors

4:26pm

Smith gets his head on Morais free-kick and danger is cleared

4:26pm

Liddle cleverly nutmegs Vassell by side of the box, who does not move his ground. Should be a booking but only a free-kick given

4:24pm

Posh down to ten men as City try to force their way back

4:24pm

Brisley gone down the tunnel for cut on his head to be patched up

4:23pm

Gonna be oodles of added time ...

4:23pm

Play stopped again for another injury to a centre half. This time it's Peterborough's Shaun Brisley...

4:22pm

Kop trying to rally City but it's been a massively deflating couple of minutes

4:19pm

To add insult to injury, Peterborough take the lead. Smith plays ball into VASSELL who curls shot into far corner

4:17pm

Meredith replaces him and Sheehan switches to centre half where he played against Morecambe

4:16pm

Applause as Davies is able to walk off. Holding his left shoulder...

4:15pm

Horrible hush around the ground as Davies is about to be stretchered off

4:13pm

Doctor, Nick Allamby and physio running on the pitch as Davies stays down. Real concern

4:13pm

Centre half clatters into Pickford as the keeper claims a high ball. Looks in real discomfort

4:12pm

Big worry for Davies...

4:10pm

Chance again for Posh as Ferdinand pulls cross back to unmarked Smith but he smashes the ball comfortably wide

4:07pm

No changes for the second half as Posh get us going once again

4:05pm

Billy Clarke in the press box. Not fit enough yet to return but getting closer - chance for Leeds game.

4:04pm

I've seen Peterborough players handle the ball so often I don't know if I'm watching football or basketball! @bantamsbanter #bcafc

— The Purrminator(@ThePurrminator) August 23, 2014

4:01pm

Feel it could be time to throw on Mclean. City need a bit more aggression to pressure Peterborough's rejigged defence

3:51pm

And that's the whistle for half-time....

3:51pm

City - and the Kop - shout for a handball but nothing given other than a corner

3:51pm

Good shot from Knott and an equally good save from Alnwick diving to his left...

3:50pm

Referee Salisbury winding up a few of the local patrons ....

3:48pm

Two minutes of added time

3:47pm

City lucky to survive there

3:45pm

Scramble at the back post from the corner, Santos header hits the post and is scrambled off the line as Burgess tries to turn it home. Then Santos heads wide from another dangerous cross...

3:45pm

It's off the line!

3:45pm

Washington's shot takes a deflection  to wrong-foot Pickford but falls wide for Posh corner

3:42pm

City have men in the box but a poor cross from Liddle is easily snaffled by Alnwick

3:39pm

Huge roar as Hanson finally awarded a free-kick from a Peterborough sandwich. No hint of sarcasm there obviously ...

3:38pm

More touchline frustration between Parkinson and the fourth official after a contentious free-kick given against Knott

3:38pm

Parky bursts onto the pitch after a poor challenge by Vassellon Sheehan #bcafc #pufc pic.twitter.com/gYeFdo8JUd

— Tom & Dom (@bantamsbanter) August 23, 2014

3:36pm

Looked worse than it was because Sheehan was spinning away. No yellow card

3:35pm

Sheehan nicks the ball off Vassell who then goes through the defender. Cue heated reaction from the dug-out

3:34pm

Darby and Kennedy, the pair who combined for the opener at Crawley, link well again but Alnwick confidently claims the captain's cross. Posh keeper has settled down now

3:32pm

Timely tackle from McArdle as Ferdinand sneaks into City penalty area

3:32pm

Good chasing down from City earns the cheers of the crowd. But Posh look a threat when they pass around midfield

3:29pm

Bennett and Santos tangle but no foul given. Parkinson stands with his arms outstretched in front of the fourth official

3:27pm

Two men on Hanson for every high ball. Ferguson has clearly done his homework

3:27pm

Seriously #posh sack off your drummer. They are drowning out your "support"!

— Matt Sugden(@MattSugden) August 23, 2014

3:26pm

Morais gets a ticking off for foul  on Burgess. Kop reckon the Posh defender is milking it...

3:24pm

#bcafc getting more quality crosses in than when we played with wingers.

— Keith Wildman (@KeithWildman) August 23, 2014

3:23pm

City win a corner as Smith replaces Mendez-Laing

3:22pm

Peterborough ready to make a change. Regular right back Michael Smith, who has been ill, is set to come on

3:22pm

... and it won't finish 0-0 (kiss of death!!)

3:21pm

High tempo to this game from both sides

3:21pm

Liddle and Knott get stuck in to keep ball alive outside the Peterborough box. Kennedy picks it up but cannot get enough oomph on his connection

3:19pm

Kane Ferdinand scuffs shot miles wide... not quite one of the Sir Les vintage!

3:18pm

And now Kennedy pops up in the other box. What a great start to the season he's had

3:17pm

Great save from Pickford to keep out Washington and Kennedy produces great tackle to stop Ferdinand from rebound.....

3:16pm

Sheehan free-kick into the penalty area is too flat and Posh break menacingly....

3:16pm

Alnwick has already shanked two clearances straight into touch...

3:15pm

It's 12 minutes before McArdle launches his first angled long pass on to the head of Hanson...

3:14pm

@ParkerTandA sat in a bar in Fuerteventura so your blog is essential!

— Stuart Moorhouse(@MoorhouseSJ) August 23, 2014

3:14pm

Chance for Posh as Anderson sets up Washington but he skies his side-foot into the away fans...

3:12pm

Bennett showing some early touches of class

3:09pm

Bennett forces a panicky handball from Santos to left of Posh box. Sheehan free-kick picks out Morais who fires a volley just over the bar....

3:07pm

Morais shot at the other end is blocked by a blue and white wall

3:07pm

Short again... room for Anderson to shoot but Sheehan throws his body in the way and the ball cannons sideways off the left back

3:06pm

Short corner is punched away by Pickford but Posh keep up the pressure to win another corner

3:05pm

First corner for Peterborough

3:05pm

Darby caught in possession as Vassell looks to break. Important block from Morais

3:03pm

Peterborough fans are few in number but they do have a drum...

3:03pm

Boos as Peterborough win the toss and choose to turn the teams round. City kick off towards the Kop who are in great voice ...

3:02pm

Bit late starting today...

3:02pm

Loud applause for Phil Parkinson as he makes his way along the touchline.

2:59pm

.... and right on cue, here come the two teams

2:59pm

Chants of Cmon City and Bring on the Bantams ring around Valley Parade. Good atmosphere already ...

2:53pm

The bloke who sits in front of me who likes to wave his imaginary red and yellow cards is back for another season deepest joy #bcafc

— Stebbs(@DStebbings) August 23, 2014

2:52pm

Big chance to sustain our good early form today.Gotto win our home games.Wontbe easy against the #posh but confident of a win #bcafc 👍👌

— chrisBCAFC(@chrisbcfc) August 23, 2014

2:43pm

Home to Peterborough going for a 3-0 city win #bcafc #comeoncityb

— Billy Knott Wannabe (@kraigan_c) August 23, 2014

2:41pm

Not sure if Sir Alex Ferguson is here today. Was at Valley Parade for Peterborough's last visit on Good Friday...

2:41pm

After the earlier rain and dark clouds, the sun has broken through as both teams warm up

2:29pm

That posh team today doesn't fill me with confidence at all! Fingers crossed and hoping for the best #pufc #bcafc

— Mark PUFC Watson (@Markwatson___) August 23, 2014

2:17pm

Ben Alnwick starts in goal for Peterborough. You might remember him from the first half of City's first pre-season friendly at Guiseley!

Posh have a few injury problems and are likely to line up 3-5-2. Darren Ferguson has been forced to include three youth-team players among his substitutes.

PETERBOROUGH: Alnwick, Ferdinand, Santos, Brisley, Burgess, Newell, Payne, J Anderson, Mendez-Laing, Washington, Vassell. Subs: Smith, McCann, Barnett, Luto, H Anderson, Edwards, Day.

2:10pm

Don't forget to tweet a picture of you or your friend’s goal face if (or should that be when) City score against Peterborough this afternoon, by adding the hashtag #tandagoalface.

Iphones and smart phones at the ready. You can also tweet your pictures to me @parkertanda. Get snapping and we will publish the best in an online gallery and in the T&A.

2:01pm

Love a wet match day ☺️ slip and slide and we fall in love #bcafc

— Nicole (@Nicolee_Holmes) August 23, 2014

2:00pm

There's only one change from the side that started City's impressive win at Crawley.

Mason Bennett earns the start for his excellent second-half display and goal. So Aaron Mclean is on the bench against the side where he scored 83 goals in 178 starts in a prolific four-year stint.

Andrew Davies had a touch of illness overnight but has been declared fit to play after his earlier run-out with Nick Allamby.

Filipe Morais has done well on the road against Morecambe and Crawley and starts for the first time at Valley Parade.

CITY: Pickford, Darby, McArdle, Davies, Sheehan, Liddle, Kennedy, Knott, Morais, Bennett, Hanson. Subs: Meredith, Dolan, Yeates, Shariff, Routis, McBurnie, Williams. 

 

 

1:45pm

... and now over to you @TimThornton3, big Stixand @fletchsport. The clock is ticking! #IceBucketChallenge

— Simon Parker (@ParkerTandA) August 23, 2014

1:45pm

Ok I've done it ... #IceBucketChallenge. Thanks to #bcafc kit man @bantamstrek for nomination... https://t.co/TJrMpKRZJb

— Simon Parker (@ParkerTandA) August 23, 2014

1:44pm

1:40pm

In the meantime, here's me doing the Ice Bucket Challenge for charity ..... yes, it was very cold!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICq6jDNCBg4&feature=youtu.be

1:38pm

No team news for about another 20 minutes but Andrew Davies has been out early doing some work with Nick Allamby. Hope it's nothing to worry about with City's defensive lynchpin

1:38pm

Good afternoon and welcome from the Coral Windows Stadium as City look to build on their fast start against Peterborough.

The Sky Sports cameras are here already in preparation for the Leeds game on Wednesday. But all eyes for now are focused on League One and maintaining the unbeaten run.

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1:53pm Sat 23 Aug 14

shoesmaker26 says...

good look lads keep up the good work more of the same please
good look lads keep up the good work more of the same please shoesmaker26
  • Score: 0

6:30pm Sat 23 Aug 14

ageofreason says...

dreadfull we had no idea whatsoever today no coesion no ideas we miss wide men when like today the midfield is stalemated.

one very difficult problem is McLean again a waste of space did not chase did not run touched the ball maybe 3 times in his 25 minutes on pitch.

Goal Machine - you are having a laugh
dreadfull we had no idea whatsoever today no coesion no ideas we miss wide men when like today the midfield is stalemated. one very difficult problem is McLean again a waste of space did not chase did not run touched the ball maybe 3 times in his 25 minutes on pitch. Goal Machine - you are having a laugh ageofreason
  • Score: 4

6:36pm Sat 23 Aug 14

Mr Tii says...

ageofreason wrote:
dreadfull we had no idea whatsoever today no coesion no ideas we miss wide men when like today the midfield is stalemated.

one very difficult problem is McLean again a waste of space did not chase did not run touched the ball maybe 3 times in his 25 minutes on pitch.

Goal Machine - you are having a laugh
Is this guy for real ? First half we were excellent , second half started ok but lost a bit of shape after Davies injury ! Peterborough are a good side and will be up there come the end of the season . Up the Bantams
[quote][p][bold]ageofreason[/bold] wrote: dreadfull we had no idea whatsoever today no coesion no ideas we miss wide men when like today the midfield is stalemated. one very difficult problem is McLean again a waste of space did not chase did not run touched the ball maybe 3 times in his 25 minutes on pitch. Goal Machine - you are having a laugh[/p][/quote]Is this guy for real ? First half we were excellent , second half started ok but lost a bit of shape after Davies injury ! Peterborough are a good side and will be up there come the end of the season . Up the Bantams Mr Tii
  • Score: 0

8:22pm Sat 23 Aug 14

Olivermac says...

Mr Tii wrote:
ageofreason wrote:
dreadfull we had no idea whatsoever today no coesion no ideas we miss wide men when like today the midfield is stalemated.

one very difficult problem is McLean again a waste of space did not chase did not run touched the ball maybe 3 times in his 25 minutes on pitch.

Goal Machine - you are having a laugh
Is this guy for real ? First half we were excellent , second half started ok but lost a bit of shape after Davies injury ! Peterborough are a good side and will be up there come the end of the season . Up the Bantams
I agree we weren't dreadfull but one thing that stood out a mile was we were of the pace Peterborough were at us for 80 min of the game.

Dreadfull should be aimed at the refferee what a shocker he had the liners were not much better, how on earth do people get to officiate over proffesional players and expect the supporters to appreciate them with decisions that he made today, a 5 year old could have done better I am not blaming the refferee for the result but officials like these should be retired permanently .
[quote][p][bold]Mr Tii[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ageofreason[/bold] wrote: dreadfull we had no idea whatsoever today no coesion no ideas we miss wide men when like today the midfield is stalemated. one very difficult problem is McLean again a waste of space did not chase did not run touched the ball maybe 3 times in his 25 minutes on pitch. Goal Machine - you are having a laugh[/p][/quote]Is this guy for real ? First half we were excellent , second half started ok but lost a bit of shape after Davies injury ! Peterborough are a good side and will be up there come the end of the season . Up the Bantams[/p][/quote]I agree we weren't dreadfull but one thing that stood out a mile was we were of the pace Peterborough were at us for 80 min of the game. Dreadfull should be aimed at the refferee what a shocker he had the liners were not much better, how on earth do people get to officiate over proffesional players and expect the supporters to appreciate them with decisions that he made today, a 5 year old could have done better I am not blaming the refferee for the result but officials like these should be retired permanently . Olivermac
  • Score: 1

8:37pm Sat 23 Aug 14

Baby Bantam says...

Very very poor second half just looked like we didn't have the energy to carry on but perked up a little at the end, wrong tactics for me going back to the lump it upfield and get a flickon from Hanson to Bennett, defense fell to bits when Davies went off which led to the goal but did strengthen as the game went on. Bad decision after bad decision for the ref, lost control of the game and failed to penalise the constant fouling for Hanson. Could go on and on about what he failed to do and how he make the wrong decision time after time but the the main concern after that is Daviess arm. The way he was holding it when he went off really looked like a break To his forearm or elbow. Just what we could do without doing up against Leeds next game. Just hope Clarkes able to play on Wednesday because he provides that attacking touch Bennett and McLean were missing today.
Very very poor second half just looked like we didn't have the energy to carry on but perked up a little at the end, wrong tactics for me going back to the lump it upfield and get a flickon from Hanson to Bennett, defense fell to bits when Davies went off which led to the goal but did strengthen as the game went on. Bad decision after bad decision for the ref, lost control of the game and failed to penalise the constant fouling for Hanson. Could go on and on about what he failed to do and how he make the wrong decision time after time but the the main concern after that is Daviess arm. The way he was holding it when he went off really looked like a break To his forearm or elbow. Just what we could do without doing up against Leeds next game. Just hope Clarkes able to play on Wednesday because he provides that attacking touch Bennett and McLean were missing today. Baby Bantam
  • Score: 10

8:48pm Sat 23 Aug 14

lawsonio123 says...

ageofreason wrote:
dreadfull we had no idea whatsoever today no coesion no ideas we miss wide men when like today the midfield is stalemated.

one very difficult problem is McLean again a waste of space did not chase did not run touched the ball maybe 3 times in his 25 minutes on pitch.

Goal Machine - you are having a laugh
Hy Goal Machine he gets worse City could have got Winnall for a 20% of what they got for Wells but instead got Mclean . I have said give him a chance but that is now wearing thin he is fast becoming a waste of money i agree with you
[quote][p][bold]ageofreason[/bold] wrote: dreadfull we had no idea whatsoever today no coesion no ideas we miss wide men when like today the midfield is stalemated. one very difficult problem is McLean again a waste of space did not chase did not run touched the ball maybe 3 times in his 25 minutes on pitch. Goal Machine - you are having a laugh[/p][/quote]Hy Goal Machine he gets worse City could have got Winnall for a 20% of what they got for Wells but instead got Mclean . I have said give him a chance but that is now wearing thin he is fast becoming a waste of money i agree with you lawsonio123
  • Score: 8

8:50pm Sat 23 Aug 14

Cityman23 says...

City's successful form came to a shuddering halt at VP today, when they were beaten at home by Peterboro'. Truth to tell, there were a number of issues which contributed to this loss, but the main one was City were muscled aside by a strong powerful side, well- disciplined particularly in defence and in the end, tactically superior.

The first half was closer, with both sides playing some decent football but without either team managing to make a breakthrough.

However, in the second, things started to go the 'Posh's' way. First, Andrew Davies went down and came off with what looked a bad injury to his arm. Within seconds, P'boro had taken advantage of the changes (made by by PP-Meredith on at left back/Sheehan switched to Central defence.) And from that moment, The Posh basically 'locked/ bolted' the door! Despite huffing/puffing from City they could not blow P'boro's house down. P' borough looked secure and confident and City never really looked seriously like scoring!! (With nine mins of added tim

NB: 1) the referee gave City nothing and ignored or didn't see the way James Hanson was pushed, grabbed, man handled off the ball, sometimes by two or more Posh defenders!!

2) Hanson did well under the circumstances and did produce some decent headers.

3) The way Boro' played cried out for City to put on a winger (like Reid) to attack their capable full backs. Certainly City's formation was up against a brick wall.

4) Jason Kennedy got MOTM-he did OK.

5) should PP have replaced Davies with a like for like central defender. One positional change instead of two?!!

6) McLean and yeates came on as subs and produced...nothing.

7) Bennett also looked very quiet.

8) This game will certainly inform PP of his strengths and weaknesses. Eight days to the transfer deadline, he might be advised to being in a genuine partner for Hanson. McLean more and more does not look like the answer.

Peterborough are a strong side and likely to end up in the top six at least. City fell short of that standard and showed we must keep our feet on the ground. Improvement will happen but whether we'e good enough for a promotion push this year remains to be seen.
City's successful form came to a shuddering halt at VP today, when they were beaten at home by Peterboro'. Truth to tell, there were a number of issues which contributed to this loss, but the main one was City were muscled aside by a strong powerful side, well- disciplined particularly in defence and in the end, tactically superior. The first half was closer, with both sides playing some decent football but without either team managing to make a breakthrough. However, in the second, things started to go the 'Posh's' way. First, Andrew Davies went down and came off with what looked a bad injury to his arm. Within seconds, P'boro had taken advantage of the changes (made by by PP-Meredith on at left back/Sheehan switched to Central defence.) And from that moment, The Posh basically 'locked/ bolted' the door! Despite huffing/puffing from City they could not blow P'boro's house down. P' borough looked secure and confident and City never really looked seriously like scoring!! (With nine mins of added tim NB: 1) the referee gave City nothing and ignored or didn't see the way James Hanson was pushed, grabbed, man handled off the ball, sometimes by two or more Posh defenders!! 2) Hanson did well under the circumstances and did produce some decent headers. 3) The way Boro' played cried out for City to put on a winger (like Reid) to attack their capable full backs. Certainly City's formation was up against a brick wall. 4) Jason Kennedy got MOTM-he did OK. 5) should PP have replaced Davies with a like for like central defender. One positional change instead of two?!! 6) McLean and yeates came on as subs and produced...nothing. 7) Bennett also looked very quiet. 8) This game will certainly inform PP of his strengths and weaknesses. Eight days to the transfer deadline, he might be advised to being in a genuine partner for Hanson. McLean more and more does not look like the answer. Peterborough are a strong side and likely to end up in the top six at least. City fell short of that standard and showed we must keep our feet on the ground. Improvement will happen but whether we'e good enough for a promotion push this year remains to be seen. Cityman23
  • Score: 13

8:52pm Sat 23 Aug 14

shoesmaker26 says...

lost today but you carnt win them all lets get back behind the team shame about davies come on city
lost today but you carnt win them all lets get back behind the team shame about davies come on city shoesmaker26
  • Score: 2

10:43pm Sat 23 Aug 14

my only vision says...

Nahki nahki Nahki Nahki Wells !!!!!! Please come back to Bradford..... We are getting relegated this year without you... By the way Bradford should've taken Reginald Lambe when he was there on loan !!!!
Nahki nahki Nahki Nahki Wells !!!!!! Please come back to Bradford..... We are getting relegated this year without you... By the way Bradford should've taken Reginald Lambe when he was there on loan !!!! my only vision
  • Score: -26

4:18am Sun 24 Aug 14

nigel007 says...

my only vision wrote:
Nahki nahki Nahki Nahki Wells !!!!!! Please come back to Bradford..... We are getting relegated this year without you... By the way Bradford should've taken Reginald Lambe when he was there on loan !!!!
nahki is a Judas.....a traitor and you.want him back! if you love him that much go to HUdders. WE have moved on. I do.believe a year or.two.from.now.he may.wish.he.had.not. sold. out the team that stood.by.him.
[quote][p][bold]my only vision[/bold] wrote: Nahki nahki Nahki Nahki Wells !!!!!! Please come back to Bradford..... We are getting relegated this year without you... By the way Bradford should've taken Reginald Lambe when he was there on loan !!!![/p][/quote]nahki is a Judas.....a traitor and you.want him back! if you love him that much go to HUdders. WE have moved on. I do.believe a year or.two.from.now.he may.wish.he.had.not. sold. out the team that stood.by.him. nigel007
  • Score: 8

7:30am Sun 24 Aug 14

yorkiewyke says...

We were out muscled by a very strong Peterborough side, they are going to be there or there about come May. Not much you can say about the referee, the Football League should have to explain some of these displays. James Hanson was fouled just about every time he jumped for a ball, but having said that when he flicked it on there was nobody there to take advantage. As for McLean, I think enough has been said about him, just looks a complete waste of money. Not sure about Pickford, punching the ball too much for me, instead of collecting it like Alnwick, who looked a decent keeper and we had him on trial !!
We were out muscled by a very strong Peterborough side, they are going to be there or there about come May. Not much you can say about the referee, the Football League should have to explain some of these displays. James Hanson was fouled just about every time he jumped for a ball, but having said that when he flicked it on there was nobody there to take advantage. As for McLean, I think enough has been said about him, just looks a complete waste of money. Not sure about Pickford, punching the ball too much for me, instead of collecting it like Alnwick, who looked a decent keeper and we had him on trial !! yorkiewyke
  • Score: 6

7:58am Sun 24 Aug 14

Stafford Heginbantam says...

2-3 shots in 80 minutes, then all-out panic in the last 10 to try & rescue it! Welcome to our new style of play - looks just like last season!
2-3 shots in 80 minutes, then all-out panic in the last 10 to try & rescue it! Welcome to our new style of play - looks just like last season! Stafford Heginbantam
  • Score: 3

8:01am Sun 24 Aug 14

llos25 says...

Lack of basic skills and certainly not fit enough City will only win consistently when these are put right
Lack of basic skills and certainly not fit enough City will only win consistently when these are put right llos25
  • Score: 6

8:55am Sun 24 Aug 14

Pablo says...

lawsonio123 wrote:
ageofreason wrote:
dreadfull we had no idea whatsoever today no coesion no ideas we miss wide men when like today the midfield is stalemated.

one very difficult problem is McLean again a waste of space did not chase did not run touched the ball maybe 3 times in his 25 minutes on pitch.

Goal Machine - you are having a laugh
Hy Goal Machine he gets worse City could have got Winnall for a 20% of what they got for Wells but instead got Mclean . I have said give him a chance but that is now wearing thin he is fast becoming a waste of money i agree with you
I honestly don't know how McLean gets in the squad. It makes my blood boil when I think of what he's being paid. I wonder what some of his team mates think of the situation.

Hull City must be laughing their socks off at how they managed to get him off their payroll.
[quote][p][bold]lawsonio123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ageofreason[/bold] wrote: dreadfull we had no idea whatsoever today no coesion no ideas we miss wide men when like today the midfield is stalemated. one very difficult problem is McLean again a waste of space did not chase did not run touched the ball maybe 3 times in his 25 minutes on pitch. Goal Machine - you are having a laugh[/p][/quote]Hy Goal Machine he gets worse City could have got Winnall for a 20% of what they got for Wells but instead got Mclean . I have said give him a chance but that is now wearing thin he is fast becoming a waste of money i agree with you[/p][/quote]I honestly don't know how McLean gets in the squad. It makes my blood boil when I think of what he's being paid. I wonder what some of his team mates think of the situation. Hull City must be laughing their socks off at how they managed to get him off their payroll. Pablo
  • Score: 16

9:29am Sun 24 Aug 14

i miss stallard & murray says...

Peterborough had a weakened team with a couple of 18 year olds playing and they were still a very good team. Second half we were awful and overall we did not create enough chances. I have liked the diamond so far this season but the second half was crying out for a change. With the squad we have could we not be more adaptable? The empty space I. Front of our full baks was waisted which encouraged the long ball. Please learn from this
Peterborough had a weakened team with a couple of 18 year olds playing and they were still a very good team. Second half we were awful and overall we did not create enough chances. I have liked the diamond so far this season but the second half was crying out for a change. With the squad we have could we not be more adaptable? The empty space I. Front of our full baks was waisted which encouraged the long ball. Please learn from this i miss stallard & murray
  • Score: 3

10:03am Sun 24 Aug 14

spanglishbull.uk says...

Cityman,
Is this the same referee who missed the blatant handball that gave City the win at Morecambe recently or was he a good referee.Just wondering.
Cityman, Is this the same referee who missed the blatant handball that gave City the win at Morecambe recently or was he a good referee.Just wondering. spanglishbull.uk
  • Score: 0

10:16am Sun 24 Aug 14

bantam10 says...

Wells is coming to watch the game against Leeds on Wednesday.
Don't know what kind of reseption he will get from city fans.
Got a nerve if you ask me.
Wells is coming to watch the game against Leeds on Wednesday. Don't know what kind of reseption he will get from city fans. Got a nerve if you ask me. bantam10
  • Score: 1

11:27am Sun 24 Aug 14

torreyman says...

McLean lazy and no interest but I bet he is first in the queue for his hard earned wages
McLean lazy and no interest but I bet he is first in the queue for his hard earned [joke] wages torreyman
  • Score: 5

11:31am Sun 24 Aug 14

lawsonio123 says...

my only vision wrote:
Nahki nahki Nahki Nahki Wells !!!!!! Please come back to Bradford..... We are getting relegated this year without you... By the way Bradford should've taken Reginald Lambe when he was there on loan !!!!
Nahki has gone Fact so please stop useless wishing City will NOT be relegated if you would like to wager me £20 I will donate my winnings to City or do you realise you are talking Rubbish Take care
[quote][p][bold]my only vision[/bold] wrote: Nahki nahki Nahki Nahki Wells !!!!!! Please come back to Bradford..... We are getting relegated this year without you... By the way Bradford should've taken Reginald Lambe when he was there on loan !!!![/p][/quote]Nahki has gone Fact so please stop useless wishing City will NOT be relegated if you would like to wager me £20 I will donate my winnings to City or do you realise you are talking Rubbish Take care lawsonio123
  • Score: 2

11:39am Sun 24 Aug 14

lawsonio123 says...

bantam10 wrote:
Wells is coming to watch the game against Leeds on Wednesday.
Don't know what kind of reseption he will get from city fans.
Got a nerve if you ask me.
Maybe he is hoping to learn hope he pays for his seat
[quote][p][bold]bantam10[/bold] wrote: Wells is coming to watch the game against Leeds on Wednesday. Don't know what kind of reseption he will get from city fans. Got a nerve if you ask me.[/p][/quote]Maybe he is hoping to learn hope he pays for his seat lawsonio123
  • Score: 3

12:35pm Sun 24 Aug 14

my only vision says...

bantam10 wrote:
Wells is coming to watch the game against Leeds on Wednesday.
Don't know what kind of reseption he will get from city fans.
Got a nerve if you ask me.
Learn how to spell reception before you knock the main man Wells that took you to Wembley twice..... He should get a very nice reception if you ask me. If not for him, trust me on this, Bradford will STILL BE IN LOWER LEAGUE, I GUARANTEE IT.............. GO HUDDERS !!!!!!!!!! GO WELLS !!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]bantam10[/bold] wrote: Wells is coming to watch the game against Leeds on Wednesday. Don't know what kind of reseption he will get from city fans. Got a nerve if you ask me.[/p][/quote]Learn how to spell reception before you knock the main man Wells that took you to Wembley twice..... He should get a very nice reception if you ask me. If not for him, trust me on this, Bradford will STILL BE IN LOWER LEAGUE, I GUARANTEE IT.............. GO HUDDERS !!!!!!!!!! GO WELLS !!!!!! my only vision
  • Score: 0

12:53pm Sun 24 Aug 14

I laugh at your vision says...

my only vision wrote:
bantam10 wrote:
Wells is coming to watch the game against Leeds on Wednesday.
Don't know what kind of reseption he will get from city fans.
Got a nerve if you ask me.
Learn how to spell reception before you knock the main man Wells that took you to Wembley twice..... He should get a very nice reception if you ask me. If not for him, trust me on this, Bradford will STILL BE IN LOWER LEAGUE, I GUARANTEE IT.............. GO HUDDERS !!!!!!!!!! GO WELLS !!!!!!
Oh look, Judas's boyfriend is back. You really are one sad b@stard, life must be very dull in the mudhuts on your island. Instead of waiting for our first defeat of the season to come back and talk sh!t on our website, stick to slagging off the rest of the players of the team he's actually in. You are aware the small-time village idiots he's signed for have no manager, lost their first game 4-0 at home and are in the bottom five? No? That's because your a nob. Why not concentrate on your local team? There must be some great players, dressed in rags, kicking a tin can around on the beach.
[quote][p][bold]my only vision[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bantam10[/bold] wrote: Wells is coming to watch the game against Leeds on Wednesday. Don't know what kind of reseption he will get from city fans. Got a nerve if you ask me.[/p][/quote]Learn how to spell reception before you knock the main man Wells that took you to Wembley twice..... He should get a very nice reception if you ask me. If not for him, trust me on this, Bradford will STILL BE IN LOWER LEAGUE, I GUARANTEE IT.............. GO HUDDERS !!!!!!!!!! GO WELLS !!!!!![/p][/quote]Oh look, Judas's boyfriend is back. You really are one sad b@stard, life must be very dull in the mudhuts on your island. Instead of waiting for our first defeat of the season to come back and talk sh!t on our website, stick to slagging off the rest of the players of the team he's actually in. You are aware the small-time village idiots he's signed for have no manager, lost their first game 4-0 at home and are in the bottom five? No? That's because your a nob. Why not concentrate on your local team? There must be some great players, dressed in rags, kicking a tin can around on the beach. I laugh at your vision
  • Score: 4

1:21pm Sun 24 Aug 14

#toerag43479 says...

Would hàve been happy with a point and no injuries before kick off, but got neither. Oh well I'll just have to keep calm and bob on. The Posh are a good club and deserved all 3 pts on the day. I hope Leeds don't sack their manager before they play us.
Would hàve been happy with a point and no injuries before kick off, but got neither. Oh well I'll just have to keep calm and bob on. The Posh are a good club and deserved all 3 pts on the day. I hope Leeds don't sack their manager before they play us. #toerag43479
  • Score: 3

2:31pm Sun 24 Aug 14

lawsonio123 says...

my only vision wrote:
bantam10 wrote:
Wells is coming to watch the game against Leeds on Wednesday.
Don't know what kind of reseption he will get from city fans.
Got a nerve if you ask me.
Learn how to spell reception before you knock the main man Wells that took you to Wembley twice..... He should get a very nice reception if you ask me. If not for him, trust me on this, Bradford will STILL BE IN LOWER LEAGUE, I GUARANTEE IT.............. GO HUDDERS !!!!!!!!!! GO WELLS !!!!!!
City will still be in a lower league says my only vision. who guarantee,s this Tell me are you a wizard who knows the future or just a Huddersfield supporter talking RUBBISH
[quote][p][bold]my only vision[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bantam10[/bold] wrote: Wells is coming to watch the game against Leeds on Wednesday. Don't know what kind of reseption he will get from city fans. Got a nerve if you ask me.[/p][/quote]Learn how to spell reception before you knock the main man Wells that took you to Wembley twice..... He should get a very nice reception if you ask me. If not for him, trust me on this, Bradford will STILL BE IN LOWER LEAGUE, I GUARANTEE IT.............. GO HUDDERS !!!!!!!!!! GO WELLS !!!!!![/p][/quote]City will still be in a lower league says my only vision. who guarantee,s this Tell me are you a wizard who knows the future or just a Huddersfield supporter talking RUBBISH lawsonio123
  • Score: 1

3:46pm Sun 24 Aug 14

my only vision says...

I laugh at your vision wrote:
my only vision wrote:
bantam10 wrote:
Wells is coming to watch the game against Leeds on Wednesday.
Don't know what kind of reseption he will get from city fans.
Got a nerve if you ask me.
Learn how to spell reception before you knock the main man Wells that took you to Wembley twice..... He should get a very nice reception if you ask me. If not for him, trust me on this, Bradford will STILL BE IN LOWER LEAGUE, I GUARANTEE IT.............. GO HUDDERS !!!!!!!!!! GO WELLS !!!!!!
Oh look, Judas's boyfriend is back. You really are one sad b@stard, life must be very dull in the mudhuts on your island. Instead of waiting for our first defeat of the season to come back and talk sh!t on our website, stick to slagging off the rest of the players of the team he's actually in. You are aware the small-time village idiots he's signed for have no manager, lost their first game 4-0 at home and are in the bottom five? No? That's because your a nob. Why not concentrate on your local team? There must be some great players, dressed in rags, kicking a tin can around on the beach.
I'm not on an Island kicking tin cans mate, I'm actually here in UK. Just getting off your mom actually !!!!! Ask her mate....
[quote][p][bold]I laugh at your vision[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]my only vision[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bantam10[/bold] wrote: Wells is coming to watch the game against Leeds on Wednesday. Don't know what kind of reseption he will get from city fans. Got a nerve if you ask me.[/p][/quote]Learn how to spell reception before you knock the main man Wells that took you to Wembley twice..... He should get a very nice reception if you ask me. If not for him, trust me on this, Bradford will STILL BE IN LOWER LEAGUE, I GUARANTEE IT.............. GO HUDDERS !!!!!!!!!! GO WELLS !!!!!![/p][/quote]Oh look, Judas's boyfriend is back. You really are one sad b@stard, life must be very dull in the mudhuts on your island. Instead of waiting for our first defeat of the season to come back and talk sh!t on our website, stick to slagging off the rest of the players of the team he's actually in. You are aware the small-time village idiots he's signed for have no manager, lost their first game 4-0 at home and are in the bottom five? No? That's because your a nob. Why not concentrate on your local team? There must be some great players, dressed in rags, kicking a tin can around on the beach.[/p][/quote]I'm not on an Island kicking tin cans mate, I'm actually here in UK. Just getting off your mom actually !!!!! Ask her mate.... my only vision
  • Score: -6

5:29pm Sun 24 Aug 14

Tinybantam says...

Well, I for one will applaud Naki, should he come to VP. He was the one player who was instrumental in us getting to Wembley twice, although the whole team worked their socks off. The man has moved on because he wants to progress his football, career and don't give me the rubbish, that he has gone to a worse, or a smaller team. If that were the case then he wouldn't have moved on. Huddersfield have a brilliant knack of buying players at low price, developing them and selling them on for a large profit. Look at Jordan Rhodes. They paid £150,000 for him and sold him on for £8 million. If he goes to to Hull for £12 million they will pick up 20% of that. If they do the same with Nhaki and sell him on for say £8 million then we will pick up a large slice of that ourselves. Football changes all the time and we have to accept that our favourite players will move on. When they do, we should wish them all the best, especially if they have given 100% service to City, as Nhaki did.
Well, I for one will applaud Naki, should he come to VP. He was the one player who was instrumental in us getting to Wembley twice, although the whole team worked their socks off. The man has moved on because he wants to progress his football, career and don't give me the rubbish, that he has gone to a worse, or a smaller team. If that were the case then he wouldn't have moved on. Huddersfield have a brilliant knack of buying players at low price, developing them and selling them on for a large profit. Look at Jordan Rhodes. They paid £150,000 for him and sold him on for £8 million. If he goes to to Hull for £12 million they will pick up 20% of that. If they do the same with Nhaki and sell him on for say £8 million then we will pick up a large slice of that ourselves. Football changes all the time and we have to accept that our favourite players will move on. When they do, we should wish them all the best, especially if they have given 100% service to City, as Nhaki did. Tinybantam
  • Score: 11

6:12pm Sun 24 Aug 14

Victor Clayton says...

Tinybantam wrote:
Well, I for one will applaud Naki, should he come to VP. He was the one player who was instrumental in us getting to Wembley twice, although the whole team worked their socks off. The man has moved on because he wants to progress his football, career and don't give me the rubbish, that he has gone to a worse, or a smaller team. If that were the case then he wouldn't have moved on. Huddersfield have a brilliant knack of buying players at low price, developing them and selling them on for a large profit. Look at Jordan Rhodes. They paid £150,000 for him and sold him on for £8 million. If he goes to to Hull for £12 million they will pick up 20% of that. If they do the same with Nhaki and sell him on for say £8 million then we will pick up a large slice of that ourselves. Football changes all the time and we have to accept that our favourite players will move on. When they do, we should wish them all the best, especially if they have given 100% service to City, as Nhaki did.
Well said.
[quote][p][bold]Tinybantam[/bold] wrote: Well, I for one will applaud Naki, should he come to VP. He was the one player who was instrumental in us getting to Wembley twice, although the whole team worked their socks off. The man has moved on because he wants to progress his football, career and don't give me the rubbish, that he has gone to a worse, or a smaller team. If that were the case then he wouldn't have moved on. Huddersfield have a brilliant knack of buying players at low price, developing them and selling them on for a large profit. Look at Jordan Rhodes. They paid £150,000 for him and sold him on for £8 million. If he goes to to Hull for £12 million they will pick up 20% of that. If they do the same with Nhaki and sell him on for say £8 million then we will pick up a large slice of that ourselves. Football changes all the time and we have to accept that our favourite players will move on. When they do, we should wish them all the best, especially if they have given 100% service to City, as Nhaki did.[/p][/quote]Well said. Victor Clayton
  • Score: 9

8:50am Mon 25 Aug 14

Mr Bradford says...

Tinybantam wrote:
Well, I for one will applaud Naki, should he come to VP. He was the one player who was instrumental in us getting to Wembley twice, although the whole team worked their socks off. The man has moved on because he wants to progress his football, career and don't give me the rubbish, that he has gone to a worse, or a smaller team. If that were the case then he wouldn't have moved on. Huddersfield have a brilliant knack of buying players at low price, developing them and selling them on for a large profit. Look at Jordan Rhodes. They paid £150,000 for him and sold him on for £8 million. If he goes to to Hull for £12 million they will pick up 20% of that. If they do the same with Nhaki and sell him on for say £8 million then we will pick up a large slice of that ourselves. Football changes all the time and we have to accept that our favourite players will move on. When they do, we should wish them all the best, especially if they have given 100% service to City, as Nhaki did.
Wells doesn't look like a £1m player at Huuds never mind £8.

League 1 is his level.
[quote][p][bold]Tinybantam[/bold] wrote: Well, I for one will applaud Naki, should he come to VP. He was the one player who was instrumental in us getting to Wembley twice, although the whole team worked their socks off. The man has moved on because he wants to progress his football, career and don't give me the rubbish, that he has gone to a worse, or a smaller team. If that were the case then he wouldn't have moved on. Huddersfield have a brilliant knack of buying players at low price, developing them and selling them on for a large profit. Look at Jordan Rhodes. They paid £150,000 for him and sold him on for £8 million. If he goes to to Hull for £12 million they will pick up 20% of that. If they do the same with Nhaki and sell him on for say £8 million then we will pick up a large slice of that ourselves. Football changes all the time and we have to accept that our favourite players will move on. When they do, we should wish them all the best, especially if they have given 100% service to City, as Nhaki did.[/p][/quote]Wells doesn't look like a £1m player at Huuds never mind £8. League 1 is his level. Mr Bradford
  • Score: -4
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