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FT: Rochdale 0 Bradford City 2

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torreyman 2:09pm Sat 30 Aug 14
If Mclean was so wonderful on Wednesday night as some people say Not me why is he back on the bench
Score: 9
macca1969 12:52pm Sun 31 Aug 14
diffident wrote: For Gods sake, will someone please lock the Lynfield Mount computer room door and get the inmates back to their rooms. The stick McLean's getting is embarrassing. Fine win today. Knott and Clarke earning the plaudits but Kennedy has been exceptional at both ends of the pitch in every game. UTB!
I agree it's very embarrassing to have supporters who are only happy when attacking one of our own. Maybe they would be better off supporting that other club on other side of the hill. They showed on Wednesday jow they like to attack their own. As for not running when he came on yesterday that is bull. He chased plenty down one right into the corner flag throwing himself into it trying to keep the ball alive. When McLean came on the pitch yesterday we were two up and in total control. We didn't try to score with any conviction and was very professional at keeping the ball and making sure the back door was closed. McLean never once gave the ball away, playing his part and making sure dale were not given a glimmer of a chance. Again another great team performance but again some people not happy unless putting the boot into one of our own players. This is now really embarrassing
Score: 2
mickbrit57 8:57pm Sat 30 Aug 14
Well done lads!! two great wins in four days !! Leeds result was a long time coming ! but well worth waiting for ! I for one don't want to see Leeds come down ! Will be way better beating them in the championship Lol CTID
Score: 4
Statler4 3:19pm Sat 30 Aug 14
torreyman wrote: If Mclean was so wonderful on Wednesday night as some people say Not me why is he back on the bench
Because he needs to be brought along slowly after missing pre season. It would be too much for his current level of fitness for him to start today after playing on Wednesday night. I imagine he'll come on towards the end as their defenders begin to tire.
Score: -1
diffident 10:22pm Sat 30 Aug 14
For Gods sake, will someone please lock the Lynfield Mount computer room door and get the inmates back to their rooms. The stick McLean's getting is embarrassing. Fine win today. Knott and Clarke earning the plaudits but Kennedy has been exceptional at both ends of the pitch in every game. UTB!
Score: 3
Bantam76 1:49pm Sat 30 Aug 14
Come on City, let's hope we can build on Wednesday's result and performance. Dig deep and continue with this positive start to the season! Congrats to PP too on three years in the hot seat!
Score: 9
Belfast Bantam 1:54pm Sat 30 Aug 14
I have a soft spot for Rochdale, but not today. Come on you Mighty Bantams!!!
Score: 7
torreyman 2:03pm Sat 30 Aug 14
If Bradford play like they did on Wednesday no problem But there is always that little word IF but come on BCFC 3 points please
Score: 3
pokertee 2:12pm Sat 30 Aug 14
would have thought williams would start today? he played well and deserves to play. Not sure why loan player gets in before him although he is on a non contract.
Score: 0
Victor Clayton 2:42pm Sat 30 Aug 14
Come on city.
Score: 4
Pablo 3:02pm Sat 30 Aug 14
pokertee wrote: would have thought williams would start today? he played well and deserves to play. Not sure why loan player gets in before him although he is on a non contract.
Must be the terms of the loan deal. I hope it doesn't backfire on PP because Williams did OK on Wednsday.
Score: -3
Halifax Bantam 4:07pm Sat 30 Aug 14
Again the game is crying out for pace down the right, would make their leftback think twice about ciming forward. Morais not having much of impact either, thats the two positions id be looking at with the transfer money!
Score: 1
Michael Clayton 3:37pm Mon 1 Sep 14
You would think by now that some would have realised that it is better to reserve opinions? Clearly not. It has taken almost to prove that the 2013-4 recruitment campaign was not the complete disaster that it was made out to be. As for the supporter at Crawley, I bet that McLean's girlfriend was delighted to be sitting next to you. Talk about Ianding the jackpot.
Score: -2
Halifax Bantam 4:23pm Sat 30 Aug 14
Haha, happy to eat my wors, nice finnish, c'mon City
Score: 2
Cityman23 5:06pm Sat 30 Aug 14
Well done to Jason Kennedy- rapidly turning into a 'must pick' first team regular ( from last season's 'poor signing' rating makes this quite a transformation!) Well done City for clinching today's 3 pts. After Wednesday nights 'highs' it would have been all too easy to come a cropper today!! The performance v P'boro is already beginning to fade!!!
Score: 9
lonniejockstrap 5:12pm Sat 30 Aug 14
torreyman wrote: If Mclean was so wonderful on Wednesday night as some people say Not me why is he back on the bench
Maybe for the same reason Clarke was on the bench?
Score: 11
torreyman 5:16pm Sat 30 Aug 14
the end of a great week for Bradford City all you Bradford Fans have a great weekend
Score: 8
Freddy 5:47pm Sat 30 Aug 14
* FANTAZMAGORICAL--!!! --Not only that but Bludy Brilliant !!!. * I am delighted with another win, so much so, I may take ' The Wife ' out, down to the Pub !!!!. * City are 4th. in the league , and continuing with a great start to the Season. Which is very important. *
Score: 4
Olivermac 7:41pm Sat 30 Aug 14
Freddy wrote: * Any one know the Attendance ?. Particularly --The Bradford Army Numbers?. *
About 4,500 over half from City
Score: 2
Baby Bantam 6:52pm Sat 30 Aug 14
I don't like to have a nobble at McLean because everyone seems to do so and I always try to see the bright side with him and try to defend him but that performance I saw today I wasn't impressed at all, he didn't have a great game fair enough but he doesn't run and challenge for the ball and if it doesn't go to his feet 90% of the time he's not interested. Parkinson knew this and you could see him have a huge go at him and McLean just turned away like F off. The guy has an attitude problem and is lazy. I don't know if he's 100% fit or what but I looks like there conflict there or soon will be.
Score: 8
Freddy 5:51pm Sat 30 Aug 14
* Any one know the Attendance ?. Particularly --The Bradford Army Numbers?. *
Score: 3
Pablo 6:49pm Sat 30 Aug 14
I feared an anti climax after Wednesday's performance - Rochdale in front of a crowd about a quarter of the size of the Cup Tie, with only two days recovery time. Well done, again, to all concerned. If I criticised PP's recruitment last season, I must compliment him on this season's signings. What an important signing, Alan Sheehan has turned out to be. Equally at home at Centre Back as at Left Back and such a creative talent , with a hand in both goals today. He's certainly cushioned the blow of losing Davies.
Score: 3
bcfc1903 7:55pm Sat 30 Aug 14
Great result, it could so easily have been a 'after the lord mayors parade' sort of game, credit to the management and players for digging deep to get a result after their fantastic exploits last Wednesday. The BCFC support sounded immense on the radio, great effort by them the management and last but not least the BCFC team, brilliant stuff!!!!!! Onwards and upwards!!!!!
Score: 4
moanmoanwhingewhinge 8:11pm Sat 30 Aug 14
Excellent second half from the team and spectacular support all the way through from City's travelling army (particularly the half-time singalongs!), very proud to be a City fan today, topped off a memorable week superbly. C'mon SHAUN, what can you FIND to WHINGE about today!!??!?!?!? Or were you BUSY playing GOLF with your FRIENDS from Dubai? Or lurking OUTSIDE the library reporting ON who goes in and OUT!?
Score: 3
piper56 8:22pm Sat 30 Aug 14
baby bantam is right mclean has been a bad signing fitness is a problem with him and as for davis we only get half a season out of him sheehan has been an inspired signing mr parkinson is an exceptional manager city need to keep him onward and upward phil
Score: 8
Baby Bantam 8:47pm Sat 30 Aug 14
piper56 wrote: baby bantam is right mclean has been a bad signing fitness is a problem with him and as for davis we only get half a season out of him sheehan has been an inspired signing mr parkinson is an exceptional manager city need to keep him onward and upward phil
I don't agree with you about Davies, yes he always picks up injuries but we are a better side with him playing than when he's out, Sheehans better on the left
Score: 4
Pablo 8:48pm Sat 30 Aug 14
Baby Bantam wrote: I don't like to have a nobble at McLean because everyone seems to do so and I always try to see the bright side with him and try to defend him but that performance I saw today I wasn't impressed at all, he didn't have a great game fair enough but he doesn't run and challenge for the ball and if it doesn't go to his feet 90% of the time he's not interested. Parkinson knew this and you could see him have a huge go at him and McLean just turned away like F off. The guy has an attitude problem and is lazy. I don't know if he's 100% fit or what but I looks like there conflict there or soon will be.
I didn't go to Rochdale, but have seen nothing from McLean that suggests he's going to contribute anything positive to the team. I've detected the same attitude problem that you refer to. Quite frankly, I wouldn't have the guy in the squad. I'd far rather have McBurnie. Things certainly pepped up when he came on against Leeds . It's the only problem PP needs to address, in an otherwise bright start start to the season. He looks a very expensive misfit
Score: 6
Banktop 9:19pm Sun 31 Aug 14
Great result and good solid performance. Just to cap it all off, Mr Galloway took one in the jaw. Get in!
Score: 2
lawsonio123 9:33pm Sat 30 Aug 14
piper56 wrote: baby bantam is right mclean has been a bad signing fitness is a problem with him and as for davis we only get half a season out of him sheehan has been an inspired signing mr parkinson is an exceptional manager city need to keep him onward and upward phil
It is not fair to blame Davis for braking his arm it was a collision with our own keeper and could have been anyone it was just bad luck. In regard to McLean i must agree with you it does seem to get worse and Parky does not seem to be getting a fair deal from him for what ever reason. We do have a good manager as you say and his assistant is not to bad ether A good win today and long may this continue
Score: 2
cookie_brighton 10:35am Sun 31 Aug 14
Baby Bantam wrote: I don't like to have a nobble at McLean because everyone seems to do so and I always try to see the bright side with him and try to defend him but that performance I saw today I wasn't impressed at all, he didn't have a great game fair enough but he doesn't run and challenge for the ball and if it doesn't go to his feet 90% of the time he's not interested. Parkinson knew this and you could see him have a huge go at him and McLean just turned away like F off. The guy has an attitude problem and is lazy. I don't know if he's 100% fit or what but I looks like there conflict there or soon will be.
ha ha ha...i tell you.....his girlfriend is fit..........I sat next to her at crawley match.........tall, slim, long black hair, asian..........maybe he is spending too much time with her...wink wink.. CTID
Score: 1
Victor Clayton 9:39am Sun 31 Aug 14
Baby Bantam wrote: I don't like to have a nobble at McLean because everyone seems to do so and I always try to see the bright side with him and try to defend him but that performance I saw today I wasn't impressed at all, he didn't have a great game fair enough but he doesn't run and challenge for the ball and if it doesn't go to his feet 90% of the time he's not interested. Parkinson knew this and you could see him have a huge go at him and McLean just turned away like F off. The guy has an attitude problem and is lazy. I don't know if he's 100% fit or what but I looks like there conflict there or soon will be.
I have heard that he thinks he is too good for this league. But it wasn't like he shone against Leeds!
Score: 3
lawsonio123 1:21pm Sun 31 Aug 14
diffident wrote: For Gods sake, will someone please lock the Lynfield Mount computer room door and get the inmates back to their rooms. The stick McLean's getting is embarrassing. Fine win today. Knott and Clarke earning the plaudits but Kennedy has been exceptional at both ends of the pitch in every game. UTB!
He is getting stick but a lot of it is justified he often shows a lack of effort although he did try against Leeds this is not now usually the case so who can blame posters for giving him some stick. Problem is he would be very hard to move on
Score: 2
Baby Bantam 5:45pm Sun 31 Aug 14
lawsonio123 wrote:
diffident wrote: For Gods sake, will someone please lock the Lynfield Mount computer room door and get the inmates back to their rooms. The stick McLean's getting is embarrassing. Fine win today. Knott and Clarke earning the plaudits but Kennedy has been exceptional at both ends of the pitch in every game. UTB!
He is getting stick but a lot of it is justified he often shows a lack of effort although he did try against Leeds this is not now usually the case so who can blame posters for giving him some stick. Problem is he would be very hard to move on
In McLeans defence he wasn't our worst man on the pitch. Morais took that, didn't have a good game and didn't produce anything and just looked overall hence why he was subbed at half time. Wonder why Yeates keeps being benched, all the times he's played this year he's been pretty decent.
Score: 1
Avenger78 9:11pm Sun 31 Aug 14
Jack Redshaw 60% sure was him with parkin and co, coming out of Cedar Court Hotel all shaking hands tonight
Score: 1
shoesmaker26 10:17pm Sun 31 Aug 14
well done city just two more points to the sumit
Score: 0
Nickloza 7:41am Mon 1 Sep 14
Pablo wrote:
pokertee wrote: would have thought williams would start today? he played well and deserves to play. Not sure why loan player gets in before him although he is on a non contract.
Must be the terms of the loan deal. I hope it doesn't backfire on PP because Williams did OK on Wednsday.
By the same token what as Pickford done to warrant dropping?
Score: 1
Victor Clayton 9:27pm Mon 1 Sep 14
Michael Clayton wrote: You would think by now that some would have realised that it is better to reserve opinions? Clearly not. It has taken almost to prove that the 2013-4 recruitment campaign was not the complete disaster that it was made out to be. As for the supporter at Crawley, I bet that McLean's girlfriend was delighted to be sitting next to you. Talk about Ianding the jackpot.
It has taken almost to prove - doesn't make sense.
Score: 0
Michael Clayton 7:10am Tue 2 Sep 14
Victor Clayton wrote:
Michael Clayton wrote: You would think by now that some would have realised that it is better to reserve opinions? Clearly not. It has taken almost to prove that the 2013-4 recruitment campaign was not the complete disaster that it was made out to be. As for the supporter at Crawley, I bet that McLean's girlfriend was delighted to be sitting next to you. Talk about Ianding the jackpot.
It has taken almost to prove - doesn't make sense.
It has taken almost a year to prove....
Score: 0

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