Phil Parkinson offers praise in losing cause for Bradford City

Mason Bennett shows his dismay after a late chance goes begging in City's last-gasp defeat in the JP Trophy at Oldham

Mason Bennett shows his dismay after a late chance goes begging in City's last-gasp defeat in the JP Trophy at Oldham

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PHIL Parkinson summed up City's late JP Trophy exit at Oldham and insisted: "We didn't deserve to go out."

Jordan Bove's 88th-minute goal sent the Bantams tumbling out of the competition at the first stage for the second year running.

Parkinson thought defeat at Boundary Park was harsh on his side, who had hit the post through Mark Yeates.

He said: "I think that was the first shot they had. I can't remember them threatening the goal otherwise in the whole 90 minutes.

"We had good spells where we just needed to get that goal to kill off the game.

"But I can't fault the attitude of the lads. We worked really hard and there were some good performances.

"It was a cruel way to go out because we got punished for the one slip-up we made."

French defender Christopher Routis, one of five changes from the Rochdale game, looked impressive on his debut.

Parkinson said: "He's a very good player and I'm really pleased. He's a terrific professional who will be a good acquisition.

"I never really doubted that he would play well. I was looking forward to watching him play on this stage and, in general, I thought his performance was very good.

"The players who played needed to play for us going forward. We've got a lot of games coming up.

"For Christopher, that was his first game since Bradford Park Avenue. Olly McBurnie hadn't played one minute of football in pre-season."

McBurnie went close to scoring his first senior goal and City had other half-chances. Parkinson always felt they were the most likely winners until late substitute Bove had other ideas.

"We hit the post and they made two or three blocks in and around the penalty spot," said the City boss.

"Jason Kennedy hit one that was going in and their lad threw himself in the way – you've got to give the defenders credit.

"Olly had a header from six yards in the first half which he went in for bravely and was unlucky. So if you look at the two teams, we were the one who created all the chances on the night.

"Financially, you have to almost get to the final before you make any money in this competition. It's not a devastating blow but we wanted to progress."

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7:21am Wed 3 Sep 14

Waynus1971 says...

I suppose that is always the risk you take when you set up not to lose, rather than try to win! I understand some players needed resting and others needed game time, but why play a left-back in midfield? Has Sharif now gone as he wasn't involved at all?

What it does show is that we need at least 1 more goalscorer. For all our possession, we rarely threatened their goal. Mclean continues to get the flack (on here and on other message boards), but McBurnie rarely tests the keeper either. Between them they aren't doing enough to press Hanson, Clarke & Bennett (and you could argue that the latter needs to deliver more too)....!
I suppose that is always the risk you take when you set up not to lose, rather than try to win! I understand some players needed resting and others needed game time, but why play a left-back in midfield? Has Sharif now gone as he wasn't involved at all? What it does show is that we need at least 1 more goalscorer. For all our possession, we rarely threatened their goal. Mclean continues to get the flack (on here and on other message boards), but McBurnie rarely tests the keeper either. Between them they aren't doing enough to press Hanson, Clarke & Bennett (and you could argue that the latter needs to deliver more too)....! Waynus1971
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7:35am Wed 3 Sep 14

shaun from richmond says...

Thank Heavans we are OUT of this "Tin Pot" trophy!!...Concentra
te on getting back to Wembley through the Capital One , MUCH MORE OUR SORT OF THING!....Ooh, and the Play-Offs of course!.
Thank Heavans we are OUT of this "Tin Pot" trophy!!...Concentra te on getting back to Wembley through the Capital One , MUCH MORE OUR SORT OF THING!....Ooh, and the Play-Offs of course!. shaun from richmond
  • Score: 19

7:41am Wed 3 Sep 14

macca1969 says...

Freddy sorry mate, I left another message on yesterday's thread for you
Freddy sorry mate, I left another message on yesterday's thread for you macca1969
  • Score: 0

7:44am Wed 3 Sep 14

Michael Clayton says...

shaun from richmond wrote:
Thank Heavans we are OUT of this "Tin Pot" trophy!!...Concentra te on getting back to Wembley through the Capital One , MUCH MORE OUR SORT OF THING!....Ooh, and the Play-Offs of course!.
What are the advantages of being out of this "tin pot" trophy? None that I can think of.

There is no substitute for being involved in a match situation. The wider squad needs the game time that will prepare players for the time when they are needed.

That is how you help to ensure the glory that you wish for.
[quote][p][bold]shaun from richmond[/bold] wrote: Thank Heavans we are OUT of this "Tin Pot" trophy!!...Concentra te on getting back to Wembley through the Capital One , MUCH MORE OUR SORT OF THING!....Ooh, and the Play-Offs of course!.[/p][/quote]What are the advantages of being out of this "tin pot" trophy? None that I can think of. There is no substitute for being involved in a match situation. The wider squad needs the game time that will prepare players for the time when they are needed. That is how you help to ensure the glory that you wish for. Michael Clayton
  • Score: -6

8:05am Wed 3 Sep 14

Waynus1971 says...

Michael Clayton wrote:
shaun from richmond wrote:
Thank Heavans we are OUT of this "Tin Pot" trophy!!...Concentra te on getting back to Wembley through the Capital One , MUCH MORE OUR SORT OF THING!....Ooh, and the Play-Offs of course!.
What are the advantages of being out of this "tin pot" trophy? None that I can think of.

There is no substitute for being involved in a match situation. The wider squad needs the game time that will prepare players for the time when they are needed.

That is how you help to ensure the glory that you wish for.
Can't disagree more Michael. PP himself said there is no financial benefit and when games are coming thick and fast, we are at risk of picking up injuries to an already lightweight squad! It's not like we can play all the back ups anyway, as we would be fined for playing a weakened team...!

So if you are serious about there being'no disadvantage of elimination, then explain the actual benefits. Remember, this is a competition, yet you want us to use it as a reserves fixture! PP was so worried about playing to the selection rules that he was 'forced' into playing a left-back out of position and not being able to give either back up keeper a run out!!!
[quote][p][bold]Michael Clayton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]shaun from richmond[/bold] wrote: Thank Heavans we are OUT of this "Tin Pot" trophy!!...Concentra te on getting back to Wembley through the Capital One , MUCH MORE OUR SORT OF THING!....Ooh, and the Play-Offs of course!.[/p][/quote]What are the advantages of being out of this "tin pot" trophy? None that I can think of. There is no substitute for being involved in a match situation. The wider squad needs the game time that will prepare players for the time when they are needed. That is how you help to ensure the glory that you wish for.[/p][/quote]Can't disagree more Michael. PP himself said there is no financial benefit and when games are coming thick and fast, we are at risk of picking up injuries to an already lightweight squad! It's not like we can play all the back ups anyway, as we would be fined for playing a weakened team...! So if you are serious about there being'no disadvantage of elimination, then explain the actual benefits. Remember, this is a competition, yet you want us to use it as a reserves fixture! PP was so worried about playing to the selection rules that he was 'forced' into playing a left-back out of position and not being able to give either back up keeper a run out!!! Waynus1971
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10:06am Wed 3 Sep 14

Prisoner Cell Block A says...

I disagree with your disagreement. PP used Mez in midfield in friendlies and will do so again when he wants to kill games off. Using the JPT is perfect to get the squad players competitive game time, even using the rules of this cup, the ones who played this round could be dropped for the next.

I'm a big fan of Routis but he has a tendancy to lose his man at set plays, hopefully the more he plays in English football the more this will be drilled out if him. Can't fault him with ball at feet
I disagree with your disagreement. PP used Mez in midfield in friendlies and will do so again when he wants to kill games off. Using the JPT is perfect to get the squad players competitive game time, even using the rules of this cup, the ones who played this round could be dropped for the next. I'm a big fan of Routis but he has a tendancy to lose his man at set plays, hopefully the more he plays in English football the more this will be drilled out if him. Can't fault him with ball at feet Prisoner Cell Block A
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10:10am Wed 3 Sep 14

Halifax Bantam says...

I agree with you disagreeing with the his disagreement!!

With no reserve football JPT is an ideal competative game for squad players and gives important game time that you dont get just fron training.
I agree with you disagreeing with the his disagreement!! With no reserve football JPT is an ideal competative game for squad players and gives important game time that you dont get just fron training. Halifax Bantam
  • Score: 1

10:21am Wed 3 Sep 14

jamiejoe says...

With a small squad it's the one cup you can take not being in ...

I only hope we can go a fair few rounds in to the FA Cup like the good old days!!

Oh and Wembley for the league play offs / final!! Not. Asking much then ...
With a small squad it's the one cup you can take not being in ... I only hope we can go a fair few rounds in to the FA Cup like the good old days!! Oh and Wembley for the league play offs / final!! Not. Asking much then ... jamiejoe
  • Score: 5

10:28am Wed 3 Sep 14

Michael Clayton says...

Waynus1971 wrote:
Michael Clayton wrote:
shaun from richmond wrote: Thank Heavans we are OUT of this "Tin Pot" trophy!!...Concentra te on getting back to Wembley through the Capital One , MUCH MORE OUR SORT OF THING!....Ooh, and the Play-Offs of course!.
What are the advantages of being out of this "tin pot" trophy? None that I can think of. There is no substitute for being involved in a match situation. The wider squad needs the game time that will prepare players for the time when they are needed. That is how you help to ensure the glory that you wish for.
Can't disagree more Michael. PP himself said there is no financial benefit and when games are coming thick and fast, we are at risk of picking up injuries to an already lightweight squad! It's not like we can play all the back ups anyway, as we would be fined for playing a weakened team...! So if you are serious about there being'no disadvantage of elimination, then explain the actual benefits. Remember, this is a competition, yet you want us to use it as a reserves fixture! PP was so worried about playing to the selection rules that he was 'forced' into playing a left-back out of position and not being able to give either back up keeper a run out!!!
Hello Waynus 1971. The importance of cup-football goes beyond purely financial reasons. The feel good factor, proper game time for fringe-players, momentum. Also, better than having to arrange closed-door friendlies that struggle to be as competitive? Seven days is sometimes too long to wait between fixtures. Particularly after a bad result.

I acknowledge your comment regarding the treatment of the JPT as a reserve fixture. To qualify my position, I did not mean wholesale changes to give everyone a run-out. Just trying to strike a happy balance (if that is possible). I realise there is an element of 'cake and eat it' as well!

As for the squad, is it really that lightweight?

2014 (Outs) Bates, Doyle, Gray, Jones, McHugh, McLaughlin, Oliver, Reid, Stockdill, Swain, Taylor, Thompson, DeVita, Wells (14)

2014 (Ins) Bennett, Clarke, Dolan, Knott, Liddle, Morais, Pickford, Routis, Shariff, Sheehan, Urwin, Williams, McLean (13)

I will probably have missed a few but hopefully you will see my point. This time last year, there were surplus players kicking their heels and I see a similar situation occurring if there is to be elimination this year.
[quote][p][bold]Waynus1971[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Michael Clayton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]shaun from richmond[/bold] wrote: Thank Heavans we are OUT of this "Tin Pot" trophy!!...Concentra te on getting back to Wembley through the Capital One , MUCH MORE OUR SORT OF THING!....Ooh, and the Play-Offs of course!.[/p][/quote]What are the advantages of being out of this "tin pot" trophy? None that I can think of. There is no substitute for being involved in a match situation. The wider squad needs the game time that will prepare players for the time when they are needed. That is how you help to ensure the glory that you wish for.[/p][/quote]Can't disagree more Michael. PP himself said there is no financial benefit and when games are coming thick and fast, we are at risk of picking up injuries to an already lightweight squad! It's not like we can play all the back ups anyway, as we would be fined for playing a weakened team...! So if you are serious about there being'no disadvantage of elimination, then explain the actual benefits. Remember, this is a competition, yet you want us to use it as a reserves fixture! PP was so worried about playing to the selection rules that he was 'forced' into playing a left-back out of position and not being able to give either back up keeper a run out!!![/p][/quote]Hello Waynus 1971. The importance of cup-football goes beyond purely financial reasons. The feel good factor, proper game time for fringe-players, momentum. Also, better than having to arrange closed-door friendlies that struggle to be as competitive? Seven days is sometimes too long to wait between fixtures. Particularly after a bad result. I acknowledge your comment regarding the treatment of the JPT as a reserve fixture. To qualify my position, I did not mean wholesale changes to give everyone a run-out. Just trying to strike a happy balance (if that is possible). I realise there is an element of 'cake and eat it' as well! As for the squad, is it really that lightweight? 2014 (Outs) Bates, Doyle, Gray, Jones, McHugh, McLaughlin, Oliver, Reid, Stockdill, Swain, Taylor, Thompson, DeVita, Wells (14) 2014 (Ins) Bennett, Clarke, Dolan, Knott, Liddle, Morais, Pickford, Routis, Shariff, Sheehan, Urwin, Williams, McLean (13) I will probably have missed a few but hopefully you will see my point. This time last year, there were surplus players kicking their heels and I see a similar situation occurring if there is to be elimination this year. Michael Clayton
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11:07am Wed 3 Sep 14

wakefieldbantam says...

Michael Clayton wrote:
shaun from richmond wrote:
Thank Heavans we are OUT of this "Tin Pot" trophy!!...Concentra te on getting back to Wembley through the Capital One , MUCH MORE OUR SORT OF THING!....Ooh, and the Play-Offs of course!.
What are the advantages of being out of this "tin pot" trophy? None that I can think of.

There is no substitute for being involved in a match situation. The wider squad needs the game time that will prepare players for the time when they are needed.

That is how you help to ensure the glory that you wish for.
You are way of the mark here!

I'll give you 2 advantages straight away as PP says no financial gain till you make the final, also we only have a small squad and if we're going for a play off place we simply do not need extra matches were we are likely to get injuries and suspensions.

To progress further in the League Cup and a good run in the FA Cup are by far the better options.
[quote][p][bold]Michael Clayton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]shaun from richmond[/bold] wrote: Thank Heavans we are OUT of this "Tin Pot" trophy!!...Concentra te on getting back to Wembley through the Capital One , MUCH MORE OUR SORT OF THING!....Ooh, and the Play-Offs of course!.[/p][/quote]What are the advantages of being out of this "tin pot" trophy? None that I can think of. There is no substitute for being involved in a match situation. The wider squad needs the game time that will prepare players for the time when they are needed. That is how you help to ensure the glory that you wish for.[/p][/quote]You are way of the mark here! I'll give you 2 advantages straight away as PP says no financial gain till you make the final, also we only have a small squad and if we're going for a play off place we simply do not need extra matches were we are likely to get injuries and suspensions. To progress further in the League Cup and a good run in the FA Cup are by far the better options. wakefieldbantam
  • Score: 4

11:29am Wed 3 Sep 14

lawsonio123 says...

macca1969 wrote:
Freddy sorry mate, I left another message on yesterday's thread for you
MACCA I am sure he has forgiven you lawsonio
[quote][p][bold]macca1969[/bold] wrote: Freddy sorry mate, I left another message on yesterday's thread for you[/p][/quote]MACCA I am sure he has forgiven you lawsonio lawsonio123
  • Score: 0

12:08pm Wed 3 Sep 14

Michael Clayton says...

wakefieldbantam wrote:
Michael Clayton wrote:
shaun from richmond wrote: Thank Heavans we are OUT of this "Tin Pot" trophy!!...Concentra te on getting back to Wembley through the Capital One , MUCH MORE OUR SORT OF THING!....Ooh, and the Play-Offs of course!.
What are the advantages of being out of this "tin pot" trophy? None that I can think of. There is no substitute for being involved in a match situation. The wider squad needs the game time that will prepare players for the time when they are needed. That is how you help to ensure the glory that you wish for.
You are way of the mark here! I'll give you 2 advantages straight away as PP says no financial gain till you make the final, also we only have a small squad and if we're going for a play off place we simply do not need extra matches were we are likely to get injuries and suspensions. To progress further in the League Cup and a good run in the FA Cup are by far the better options.
Please make sure that you read my posts before commenting. Amongst other points, I have said, at least twice, it is nothing to do with finance.

A lack of matches can also lead to injuries. Supposing someone who has not played for six weeks is asked to put a shift in. Would it surprise you if that player suddenly pulled up with a hamstring injury?

Players are conditioned to play football and if they are not involved then it is inevitable that problems will ensue if they are suddenly asked to step up to the plate.
[quote][p][bold]wakefieldbantam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Michael Clayton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]shaun from richmond[/bold] wrote: Thank Heavans we are OUT of this "Tin Pot" trophy!!...Concentra te on getting back to Wembley through the Capital One , MUCH MORE OUR SORT OF THING!....Ooh, and the Play-Offs of course!.[/p][/quote]What are the advantages of being out of this "tin pot" trophy? None that I can think of. There is no substitute for being involved in a match situation. The wider squad needs the game time that will prepare players for the time when they are needed. That is how you help to ensure the glory that you wish for.[/p][/quote]You are way of the mark here! I'll give you 2 advantages straight away as PP says no financial gain till you make the final, also we only have a small squad and if we're going for a play off place we simply do not need extra matches were we are likely to get injuries and suspensions. To progress further in the League Cup and a good run in the FA Cup are by far the better options.[/p][/quote]Please make sure that you read my posts before commenting. Amongst other points, I have said, at least twice, it is nothing to do with finance. A lack of matches can also lead to injuries. Supposing someone who has not played for six weeks is asked to put a shift in. Would it surprise you if that player suddenly pulled up with a hamstring injury? Players are conditioned to play football and if they are not involved then it is inevitable that problems will ensue if they are suddenly asked to step up to the plate. Michael Clayton
  • Score: -10

12:34pm Wed 3 Sep 14

tyker7745 says...

I seem that Routis is more than capable of getting a first team place.

I there any virtue in playing him and moving Sheeham to left back and pushing Meredith further forward or,.maybe, replacing Mc Ardle
I seem that Routis is more than capable of getting a first team place. I there any virtue in playing him and moving Sheeham to left back and pushing Meredith further forward or,.maybe, replacing Mc Ardle tyker7745
  • Score: 0

1:22pm Wed 3 Sep 14

wakefieldbantam says...

Michael Clayton wrote:
wakefieldbantam wrote:
Michael Clayton wrote:
shaun from richmond wrote: Thank Heavans we are OUT of this "Tin Pot" trophy!!...Concentra te on getting back to Wembley through the Capital One , MUCH MORE OUR SORT OF THING!....Ooh, and the Play-Offs of course!.
What are the advantages of being out of this "tin pot" trophy? None that I can think of. There is no substitute for being involved in a match situation. The wider squad needs the game time that will prepare players for the time when they are needed. That is how you help to ensure the glory that you wish for.
You are way of the mark here! I'll give you 2 advantages straight away as PP says no financial gain till you make the final, also we only have a small squad and if we're going for a play off place we simply do not need extra matches were we are likely to get injuries and suspensions. To progress further in the League Cup and a good run in the FA Cup are by far the better options.
Please make sure that you read my posts before commenting. Amongst other points, I have said, at least twice, it is nothing to do with finance.

A lack of matches can also lead to injuries. Supposing someone who has not played for six weeks is asked to put a shift in. Would it surprise you if that player suddenly pulled up with a hamstring injury?

Players are conditioned to play football and if they are not involved then it is inevitable that problems will ensue if they are suddenly asked to step up to the plate.
Parky doesn't seem too bothered so I'm with him if its all the same to you.
We only have a small squad and its all about priorities and the JPT is not one of them!
[quote][p][bold]Michael Clayton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wakefieldbantam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Michael Clayton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]shaun from richmond[/bold] wrote: Thank Heavans we are OUT of this "Tin Pot" trophy!!...Concentra te on getting back to Wembley through the Capital One , MUCH MORE OUR SORT OF THING!....Ooh, and the Play-Offs of course!.[/p][/quote]What are the advantages of being out of this "tin pot" trophy? None that I can think of. There is no substitute for being involved in a match situation. The wider squad needs the game time that will prepare players for the time when they are needed. That is how you help to ensure the glory that you wish for.[/p][/quote]You are way of the mark here! I'll give you 2 advantages straight away as PP says no financial gain till you make the final, also we only have a small squad and if we're going for a play off place we simply do not need extra matches were we are likely to get injuries and suspensions. To progress further in the League Cup and a good run in the FA Cup are by far the better options.[/p][/quote]Please make sure that you read my posts before commenting. Amongst other points, I have said, at least twice, it is nothing to do with finance. A lack of matches can also lead to injuries. Supposing someone who has not played for six weeks is asked to put a shift in. Would it surprise you if that player suddenly pulled up with a hamstring injury? Players are conditioned to play football and if they are not involved then it is inevitable that problems will ensue if they are suddenly asked to step up to the plate.[/p][/quote]Parky doesn't seem too bothered so I'm with him if its all the same to you. We only have a small squad and its all about priorities and the JPT is not one of them! wakefieldbantam
  • Score: 4

2:37pm Wed 3 Sep 14

shaun from richmond says...

Michael Clayton wrote:
shaun from richmond wrote:
Thank Heavans we are OUT of this "Tin Pot" trophy!!...Concentra te on getting back to Wembley through the Capital One , MUCH MORE OUR SORT OF THING!....Ooh, and the Play-Offs of course!.
What are the advantages of being out of this "tin pot" trophy? None that I can think of.

There is no substitute for being involved in a match situation. The wider squad needs the game time that will prepare players for the time when they are needed.

That is how you help to ensure the glory that you wish for.
Strange??..You cant think of any advantages of being out of the "Tin Pot Trophy"!...MUST TRY HARDER!!
[quote][p][bold]Michael Clayton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]shaun from richmond[/bold] wrote: Thank Heavans we are OUT of this "Tin Pot" trophy!!...Concentra te on getting back to Wembley through the Capital One , MUCH MORE OUR SORT OF THING!....Ooh, and the Play-Offs of course!.[/p][/quote]What are the advantages of being out of this "tin pot" trophy? None that I can think of. There is no substitute for being involved in a match situation. The wider squad needs the game time that will prepare players for the time when they are needed. That is how you help to ensure the glory that you wish for.[/p][/quote]Strange??..You cant think of any advantages of being out of the "Tin Pot Trophy"!...MUST TRY HARDER!! shaun from richmond
  • Score: 4

3:02pm Wed 3 Sep 14

Michael Clayton says...

wakefieldbantam wrote:
Michael Clayton wrote:
wakefieldbantam wrote:
Michael Clayton wrote:
shaun from richmond wrote: Thank Heavans we are OUT of this "Tin Pot" trophy!!...Concentra te on getting back to Wembley through the Capital One , MUCH MORE OUR SORT OF THING!....Ooh, and the Play-Offs of course!.
What are the advantages of being out of this "tin pot" trophy? None that I can think of. There is no substitute for being involved in a match situation. The wider squad needs the game time that will prepare players for the time when they are needed. That is how you help to ensure the glory that you wish for.
You are way of the mark here! I'll give you 2 advantages straight away as PP says no financial gain till you make the final, also we only have a small squad and if we're going for a play off place we simply do not need extra matches were we are likely to get injuries and suspensions. To progress further in the League Cup and a good run in the FA Cup are by far the better options.
Please make sure that you read my posts before commenting. Amongst other points, I have said, at least twice, it is nothing to do with finance. A lack of matches can also lead to injuries. Supposing someone who has not played for six weeks is asked to put a shift in. Would it surprise you if that player suddenly pulled up with a hamstring injury? Players are conditioned to play football and if they are not involved then it is inevitable that problems will ensue if they are suddenly asked to step up to the plate.
Parky doesn't seem too bothered so I'm with him if its all the same to you. We only have a small squad and its all about priorities and the JPT is not one of them!
I don't hold sway. It does not matter if it is all the same with me or not.

You can only claim to be "with him" (Parky) if you know his thoughts on the matter. He does not give much away so suggest that he "doesn't seem bothered" does not convince me one way or the other.

You keep mentioning the small squad. Did you read my previous post i.e. 14 out / 13 in since January 2014?

Why was nobody was calling it a small squad last season?
[quote][p][bold]wakefieldbantam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Michael Clayton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wakefieldbantam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Michael Clayton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]shaun from richmond[/bold] wrote: Thank Heavans we are OUT of this "Tin Pot" trophy!!...Concentra te on getting back to Wembley through the Capital One , MUCH MORE OUR SORT OF THING!....Ooh, and the Play-Offs of course!.[/p][/quote]What are the advantages of being out of this "tin pot" trophy? None that I can think of. There is no substitute for being involved in a match situation. The wider squad needs the game time that will prepare players for the time when they are needed. That is how you help to ensure the glory that you wish for.[/p][/quote]You are way of the mark here! I'll give you 2 advantages straight away as PP says no financial gain till you make the final, also we only have a small squad and if we're going for a play off place we simply do not need extra matches were we are likely to get injuries and suspensions. To progress further in the League Cup and a good run in the FA Cup are by far the better options.[/p][/quote]Please make sure that you read my posts before commenting. Amongst other points, I have said, at least twice, it is nothing to do with finance. A lack of matches can also lead to injuries. Supposing someone who has not played for six weeks is asked to put a shift in. Would it surprise you if that player suddenly pulled up with a hamstring injury? Players are conditioned to play football and if they are not involved then it is inevitable that problems will ensue if they are suddenly asked to step up to the plate.[/p][/quote]Parky doesn't seem too bothered so I'm with him if its all the same to you. We only have a small squad and its all about priorities and the JPT is not one of them![/p][/quote]I don't hold sway. It does not matter if it is all the same with me or not. You can only claim to be "with him" (Parky) if you know his thoughts on the matter. He does not give much away so suggest that he "doesn't seem bothered" does not convince me one way or the other. You keep mentioning the small squad. Did you read my previous post i.e. 14 out / 13 in since January 2014? Why was nobody was calling it a small squad last season? Michael Clayton
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3:39pm Wed 3 Sep 14

Michael Clayton says...

shaun from richmond wrote:
Michael Clayton wrote:
shaun from richmond wrote: Thank Heavans we are OUT of this "Tin Pot" trophy!!...Concentra te on getting back to Wembley through the Capital One , MUCH MORE OUR SORT OF THING!....Ooh, and the Play-Offs of course!.
What are the advantages of being out of this "tin pot" trophy? None that I can think of. There is no substitute for being involved in a match situation. The wider squad needs the game time that will prepare players for the time when they are needed. That is how you help to ensure the glory that you wish for.
Strange??..You cant think of any advantages of being out of the "Tin Pot Trophy"!...MUST TRY HARDER!!
You are the protagonist and so the onus is on you to make a credible point or two. To conjure up some notion about days out at Wembley is the work of a madman.
[quote][p][bold]shaun from richmond[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Michael Clayton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]shaun from richmond[/bold] wrote: Thank Heavans we are OUT of this "Tin Pot" trophy!!...Concentra te on getting back to Wembley through the Capital One , MUCH MORE OUR SORT OF THING!....Ooh, and the Play-Offs of course!.[/p][/quote]What are the advantages of being out of this "tin pot" trophy? None that I can think of. There is no substitute for being involved in a match situation. The wider squad needs the game time that will prepare players for the time when they are needed. That is how you help to ensure the glory that you wish for.[/p][/quote]Strange??..You cant think of any advantages of being out of the "Tin Pot Trophy"!...MUST TRY HARDER!![/p][/quote]You are the protagonist and so the onus is on you to make a credible point or two. To conjure up some notion about days out at Wembley is the work of a madman. Michael Clayton
  • Score: -7

4:27pm Wed 3 Sep 14

Waynus1971 says...

Prisoner Cell Block A wrote:
I disagree with your disagreement. PP used Mez in midfield in friendlies and will do so again when he wants to kill games off. Using the JPT is perfect to get the squad players competitive game time, even using the rules of this cup, the ones who played this round could be dropped for the next.

I'm a big fan of Routis but he has a tendancy to lose his man at set plays, hopefully the more he plays in English football the more this will be drilled out if him. Can't fault him with ball at feet
The thing is though, Mezza isn't a 'squad' player! He has been playing in the first team since Davies' injury and is likely to continue to do so for some time (unless PP opts for Routis and moves Sheehan back)!

I don't disagree that squad players can be given a run, but not a left back in a defensive midfield role, just for the sake of it!!!
[quote][p][bold]Prisoner Cell Block A[/bold] wrote: I disagree with your disagreement. PP used Mez in midfield in friendlies and will do so again when he wants to kill games off. Using the JPT is perfect to get the squad players competitive game time, even using the rules of this cup, the ones who played this round could be dropped for the next. I'm a big fan of Routis but he has a tendancy to lose his man at set plays, hopefully the more he plays in English football the more this will be drilled out if him. Can't fault him with ball at feet[/p][/quote]The thing is though, Mezza isn't a 'squad' player! He has been playing in the first team since Davies' injury and is likely to continue to do so for some time (unless PP opts for Routis and moves Sheehan back)! I don't disagree that squad players can be given a run, but not a left back in a defensive midfield role, just for the sake of it!!! Waynus1971
  • Score: 4

4:39pm Wed 3 Sep 14

Waynus1971 says...

Michael Clayton wrote:
wakefieldbantam wrote:
Michael Clayton wrote:
shaun from richmond wrote: Thank Heavans we are OUT of this "Tin Pot" trophy!!...Concentra te on getting back to Wembley through the Capital One , MUCH MORE OUR SORT OF THING!....Ooh, and the Play-Offs of course!.
What are the advantages of being out of this "tin pot" trophy? None that I can think of. There is no substitute for being involved in a match situation. The wider squad needs the game time that will prepare players for the time when they are needed. That is how you help to ensure the glory that you wish for.
You are way of the mark here! I'll give you 2 advantages straight away as PP says no financial gain till you make the final, also we only have a small squad and if we're going for a play off place we simply do not need extra matches were we are likely to get injuries and suspensions. To progress further in the League Cup and a good run in the FA Cup are by far the better options.
Please make sure that you read my posts before commenting. Amongst other points, I have said, at least twice, it is nothing to do with finance.

A lack of matches can also lead to injuries. Supposing someone who has not played for six weeks is asked to put a shift in. Would it surprise you if that player suddenly pulled up with a hamstring injury?

Players are conditioned to play football and if they are not involved then it is inevitable that problems will ensue if they are suddenly asked to step up to the plate.
Well, following our elimination last night and your reasoning above, I think it's safe to say we are fooked now!

Out of the cup so players such as McBurnie, Dolan, Yeates etc are not going to be getting much game time. Is there a planB, or are we just going to run the risk of those players picking up injuries???

The point I was making is that many of the team last night HAVE been playing. It's not as though we have starts to players who haven't played this season, such as Sharif, Urwin, Heaton!

Mezza has been playing at LB, so why pick him for midfield last night? He's unlikely to he playing there in the league, so what was the point.

Personally, I'm glad we are out of this competition. Less chance to pick up an injury now, regardless if your consideration of lack of games to squad players!
[quote][p][bold]Michael Clayton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wakefieldbantam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Michael Clayton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]shaun from richmond[/bold] wrote: Thank Heavans we are OUT of this "Tin Pot" trophy!!...Concentra te on getting back to Wembley through the Capital One , MUCH MORE OUR SORT OF THING!....Ooh, and the Play-Offs of course!.[/p][/quote]What are the advantages of being out of this "tin pot" trophy? None that I can think of. There is no substitute for being involved in a match situation. The wider squad needs the game time that will prepare players for the time when they are needed. That is how you help to ensure the glory that you wish for.[/p][/quote]You are way of the mark here! I'll give you 2 advantages straight away as PP says no financial gain till you make the final, also we only have a small squad and if we're going for a play off place we simply do not need extra matches were we are likely to get injuries and suspensions. To progress further in the League Cup and a good run in the FA Cup are by far the better options.[/p][/quote]Please make sure that you read my posts before commenting. Amongst other points, I have said, at least twice, it is nothing to do with finance. A lack of matches can also lead to injuries. Supposing someone who has not played for six weeks is asked to put a shift in. Would it surprise you if that player suddenly pulled up with a hamstring injury? Players are conditioned to play football and if they are not involved then it is inevitable that problems will ensue if they are suddenly asked to step up to the plate.[/p][/quote]Well, following our elimination last night and your reasoning above, I think it's safe to say we are fooked now! Out of the cup so players such as McBurnie, Dolan, Yeates etc are not going to be getting much game time. Is there a planB, or are we just going to run the risk of those players picking up injuries??? The point I was making is that many of the team last night HAVE been playing. It's not as though we have starts to players who haven't played this season, such as Sharif, Urwin, Heaton! Mezza has been playing at LB, so why pick him for midfield last night? He's unlikely to he playing there in the league, so what was the point. Personally, I'm glad we are out of this competition. Less chance to pick up an injury now, regardless if your consideration of lack of games to squad players! Waynus1971
  • Score: 5

4:44pm Wed 3 Sep 14

Waynus1971 says...

Michael Clayton wrote:
wakefieldbantam wrote:
Michael Clayton wrote:
wakefieldbantam wrote:
Michael Clayton wrote:
shaun from richmond wrote: Thank Heavans we are OUT of this "Tin Pot" trophy!!...Concentra te on getting back to Wembley through the Capital One , MUCH MORE OUR SORT OF THING!....Ooh, and the Play-Offs of course!.
What are the advantages of being out of this "tin pot" trophy? None that I can think of. There is no substitute for being involved in a match situation. The wider squad needs the game time that will prepare players for the time when they are needed. That is how you help to ensure the glory that you wish for.
You are way of the mark here! I'll give you 2 advantages straight away as PP says no financial gain till you make the final, also we only have a small squad and if we're going for a play off place we simply do not need extra matches were we are likely to get injuries and suspensions. To progress further in the League Cup and a good run in the FA Cup are by far the better options.
Please make sure that you read my posts before commenting. Amongst other points, I have said, at least twice, it is nothing to do with finance. A lack of matches can also lead to injuries. Supposing someone who has not played for six weeks is asked to put a shift in. Would it surprise you if that player suddenly pulled up with a hamstring injury? Players are conditioned to play football and if they are not involved then it is inevitable that problems will ensue if they are suddenly asked to step up to the plate.
Parky doesn't seem too bothered so I'm with him if its all the same to you. We only have a small squad and its all about priorities and the JPT is not one of them!
I don't hold sway. It does not matter if it is all the same with me or not.

You can only claim to be "with him" (Parky) if you know his thoughts on the matter. He does not give much away so suggest that he "doesn't seem bothered" does not convince me one way or the other.

You keep mentioning the small squad. Did you read my previous post i.e. 14 out / 13 in since January 2014?

Why was nobody was calling it a small squad last season?
It may be 14 out and 13 in, but what were the actual squad sizes fella? If we had 26 players in 2013 and released 14, it still left us with a starting squad of 12. However, when those players left in the summer, we were left with just 5 or 6 players. Now bearing in mind a few are ALREADY injured and 3 of them are keepers, you must understand why it is different to last season???
[quote][p][bold]Michael Clayton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wakefieldbantam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Michael Clayton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wakefieldbantam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Michael Clayton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]shaun from richmond[/bold] wrote: Thank Heavans we are OUT of this "Tin Pot" trophy!!...Concentra te on getting back to Wembley through the Capital One , MUCH MORE OUR SORT OF THING!....Ooh, and the Play-Offs of course!.[/p][/quote]What are the advantages of being out of this "tin pot" trophy? None that I can think of. There is no substitute for being involved in a match situation. The wider squad needs the game time that will prepare players for the time when they are needed. That is how you help to ensure the glory that you wish for.[/p][/quote]You are way of the mark here! I'll give you 2 advantages straight away as PP says no financial gain till you make the final, also we only have a small squad and if we're going for a play off place we simply do not need extra matches were we are likely to get injuries and suspensions. To progress further in the League Cup and a good run in the FA Cup are by far the better options.[/p][/quote]Please make sure that you read my posts before commenting. Amongst other points, I have said, at least twice, it is nothing to do with finance. A lack of matches can also lead to injuries. Supposing someone who has not played for six weeks is asked to put a shift in. Would it surprise you if that player suddenly pulled up with a hamstring injury? Players are conditioned to play football and if they are not involved then it is inevitable that problems will ensue if they are suddenly asked to step up to the plate.[/p][/quote]Parky doesn't seem too bothered so I'm with him if its all the same to you. We only have a small squad and its all about priorities and the JPT is not one of them![/p][/quote]I don't hold sway. It does not matter if it is all the same with me or not. You can only claim to be "with him" (Parky) if you know his thoughts on the matter. He does not give much away so suggest that he "doesn't seem bothered" does not convince me one way or the other. You keep mentioning the small squad. Did you read my previous post i.e. 14 out / 13 in since January 2014? Why was nobody was calling it a small squad last season?[/p][/quote]It may be 14 out and 13 in, but what were the actual squad sizes fella? If we had 26 players in 2013 and released 14, it still left us with a starting squad of 12. However, when those players left in the summer, we were left with just 5 or 6 players. Now bearing in mind a few are ALREADY injured and 3 of them are keepers, you must understand why it is different to last season??? Waynus1971
  • Score: 5

5:48pm Wed 3 Sep 14

Cityman23 says...

Like most City fans, I don't have much time for Huddersfield town! but well done to them nevertheless for giving the manager's job to Chris Powell, the former Charlton boss.

It doesn't say much that's good about the game, that there are fewer black coaches and managers than the fingers on one hand. particularly considering the number of black players in the game at all levels, including England international level. We of course had Kris Kamara. Statistically speaking, it seems the game of football has a long way to go, to catch up with the 'modern age!'
Like most City fans, I don't have much time for Huddersfield town! but well done to them nevertheless for giving the manager's job to Chris Powell, the former Charlton boss. It doesn't say much that's good about the game, that there are fewer black coaches and managers than the fingers on one hand. particularly considering the number of black players in the game at all levels, including England international level. We of course had Kris Kamara. Statistically speaking, it seems the game of football has a long way to go, to catch up with the 'modern age!' Cityman23
  • Score: -9

6:00pm Wed 3 Sep 14

tyker7745 says...

Has Shariff left
Has Shariff left tyker7745
  • Score: -2

7:15pm Wed 3 Sep 14

Belfast Bantam says...

Mclean... The new Gray?
Mclean... The new Gray? Belfast Bantam
  • Score: 0

10:49pm Wed 3 Sep 14

torreyman says...

Belfast Bantam how I agree with you Mclean the new Gray you are so right Mclean is utter rubbish let him sell pies at half time but could he do that right ? not sure !!!
Belfast Bantam how I agree with you Mclean the new Gray you are so right Mclean is utter rubbish let him sell pies at half time but could he do that right ? not sure !!! torreyman
  • Score: 1

4:31am Thu 4 Sep 14

tyker7745 says...

torreyman wrote:
Belfast Bantam how I agree with you Mclean the new Gray you are so right Mclean is utter rubbish let him sell pies at half time but could he do that right ? not sure !!!
who bought him: the manager or the directors. PP is very very careful about signings and their fitness etc

Either way it is looking a very expensive signing given thenlength of contract etc
[quote][p][bold]torreyman[/bold] wrote: Belfast Bantam how I agree with you Mclean the new Gray you are so right Mclean is utter rubbish let him sell pies at half time but could he do that right ? not sure !!![/p][/quote]who bought him: the manager or the directors. PP is very very careful about signings and their fitness etc Either way it is looking a very expensive signing given thenlength of contract etc tyker7745
  • Score: 1

7:15am Thu 4 Sep 14

Clarky11 says...

A cup is about winning , finance should not come into it
A cup is about winning , finance should not come into it Clarky11
  • Score: 1

7:51am Thu 4 Sep 14

Michael Clayton says...

Waynus1971 wrote:
Michael Clayton wrote:
wakefieldbantam wrote:
Michael Clayton wrote:
wakefieldbantam wrote:
Michael Clayton wrote:
shaun from richmond wrote: Thank Heavans we are OUT of this "Tin Pot" trophy!!...Concentra te on getting back to Wembley through the Capital One , MUCH MORE OUR SORT OF THING!....Ooh, and the Play-Offs of course!.
What are the advantages of being out of this "tin pot" trophy? None that I can think of. There is no substitute for being involved in a match situation. The wider squad needs the game time that will prepare players for the time when they are needed. That is how you help to ensure the glory that you wish for.
You are way of the mark here! I'll give you 2 advantages straight away as PP says no financial gain till you make the final, also we only have a small squad and if we're going for a play off place we simply do not need extra matches were we are likely to get injuries and suspensions. To progress further in the League Cup and a good run in the FA Cup are by far the better options.
Please make sure that you read my posts before commenting. Amongst other points, I have said, at least twice, it is nothing to do with finance. A lack of matches can also lead to injuries. Supposing someone who has not played for six weeks is asked to put a shift in. Would it surprise you if that player suddenly pulled up with a hamstring injury? Players are conditioned to play football and if they are not involved then it is inevitable that problems will ensue if they are suddenly asked to step up to the plate.
Parky doesn't seem too bothered so I'm with him if its all the same to you. We only have a small squad and its all about priorities and the JPT is not one of them!
I don't hold sway. It does not matter if it is all the same with me or not. You can only claim to be "with him" (Parky) if you know his thoughts on the matter. He does not give much away so suggest that he "doesn't seem bothered" does not convince me one way or the other. You keep mentioning the small squad. Did you read my previous post i.e. 14 out / 13 in since January 2014? Why was nobody was calling it a small squad last season?
It may be 14 out and 13 in, but what were the actual squad sizes fella? If we had 26 players in 2013 and released 14, it still left us with a starting squad of 12. However, when those players left in the summer, we were left with just 5 or 6 players. Now bearing in mind a few are ALREADY injured and 3 of them are keepers, you must understand why it is different to last season???
It depends on the points at which the comparisons are being made. In fairness, I need to look more closely. My 'snapshot' was from January 2014 until now. So, if the squad is depleted (in number terms) this must have been the case since the start of the year?

I hope I am not disagreeing for the sake of it but I do not believe that we are as wafer thin as is the popular view.

I also think there is a bigger 'core' than last year i.e. those who are good enough to play at this level.
[quote][p][bold]Waynus1971[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Michael Clayton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wakefieldbantam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Michael Clayton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wakefieldbantam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Michael Clayton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]shaun from richmond[/bold] wrote: Thank Heavans we are OUT of this "Tin Pot" trophy!!...Concentra te on getting back to Wembley through the Capital One , MUCH MORE OUR SORT OF THING!....Ooh, and the Play-Offs of course!.[/p][/quote]What are the advantages of being out of this "tin pot" trophy? None that I can think of. There is no substitute for being involved in a match situation. The wider squad needs the game time that will prepare players for the time when they are needed. That is how you help to ensure the glory that you wish for.[/p][/quote]You are way of the mark here! I'll give you 2 advantages straight away as PP says no financial gain till you make the final, also we only have a small squad and if we're going for a play off place we simply do not need extra matches were we are likely to get injuries and suspensions. To progress further in the League Cup and a good run in the FA Cup are by far the better options.[/p][/quote]Please make sure that you read my posts before commenting. Amongst other points, I have said, at least twice, it is nothing to do with finance. A lack of matches can also lead to injuries. Supposing someone who has not played for six weeks is asked to put a shift in. Would it surprise you if that player suddenly pulled up with a hamstring injury? Players are conditioned to play football and if they are not involved then it is inevitable that problems will ensue if they are suddenly asked to step up to the plate.[/p][/quote]Parky doesn't seem too bothered so I'm with him if its all the same to you. We only have a small squad and its all about priorities and the JPT is not one of them![/p][/quote]I don't hold sway. It does not matter if it is all the same with me or not. You can only claim to be "with him" (Parky) if you know his thoughts on the matter. He does not give much away so suggest that he "doesn't seem bothered" does not convince me one way or the other. You keep mentioning the small squad. Did you read my previous post i.e. 14 out / 13 in since January 2014? Why was nobody was calling it a small squad last season?[/p][/quote]It may be 14 out and 13 in, but what were the actual squad sizes fella? If we had 26 players in 2013 and released 14, it still left us with a starting squad of 12. However, when those players left in the summer, we were left with just 5 or 6 players. Now bearing in mind a few are ALREADY injured and 3 of them are keepers, you must understand why it is different to last season???[/p][/quote]It depends on the points at which the comparisons are being made. In fairness, I need to look more closely. My 'snapshot' was from January 2014 until now. So, if the squad is depleted (in number terms) this must have been the case since the start of the year? I hope I am not disagreeing for the sake of it but I do not believe that we are as wafer thin as is the popular view. I also think there is a bigger 'core' than last year i.e. those who are good enough to play at this level. Michael Clayton
  • Score: -1

8:24am Thu 4 Sep 14

Cityman23 says...

Cityman23 wrote:
Like most City fans, I don't have much time for Huddersfield town! but well done to them nevertheless for giving the manager's job to Chris Powell, the former Charlton boss.

It doesn't say much that's good about the game, that there are fewer black coaches and managers than the fingers on one hand. particularly considering the number of black players in the game at all levels, including England international level. We of course had Kris Kamara. Statistically speaking, it seems the game of football has a long way to go, to catch up with the 'modern age!'
And so it seems.....the naysayer thumbs downers on here!!
[quote][p][bold]Cityman23[/bold] wrote: Like most City fans, I don't have much time for Huddersfield town! but well done to them nevertheless for giving the manager's job to Chris Powell, the former Charlton boss. It doesn't say much that's good about the game, that there are fewer black coaches and managers than the fingers on one hand. particularly considering the number of black players in the game at all levels, including England international level. We of course had Kris Kamara. Statistically speaking, it seems the game of football has a long way to go, to catch up with the 'modern age!'[/p][/quote]And so it seems.....the naysayer thumbs downers on here!! Cityman23
  • Score: -2

11:13am Thu 4 Sep 14

Michael Clayton says...

Cityman23 wrote:
Cityman23 wrote: Like most City fans, I don't have much time for Huddersfield town! but well done to them nevertheless for giving the manager's job to Chris Powell, the former Charlton boss. It doesn't say much that's good about the game, that there are fewer black coaches and managers than the fingers on one hand. particularly considering the number of black players in the game at all levels, including England international level. We of course had Kris Kamara. Statistically speaking, it seems the game of football has a long way to go, to catch up with the 'modern age!'
And so it seems.....the naysayer thumbs downers on here!!
But you do not know the reasons why such individuals have given you the thumbs down?

That is one of the reasons why the up/down facility is useless.

Unless a person is prepared to put something in writing, why concern yourself?
[quote][p][bold]Cityman23[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cityman23[/bold] wrote: Like most City fans, I don't have much time for Huddersfield town! but well done to them nevertheless for giving the manager's job to Chris Powell, the former Charlton boss. It doesn't say much that's good about the game, that there are fewer black coaches and managers than the fingers on one hand. particularly considering the number of black players in the game at all levels, including England international level. We of course had Kris Kamara. Statistically speaking, it seems the game of football has a long way to go, to catch up with the 'modern age!'[/p][/quote]And so it seems.....the naysayer thumbs downers on here!![/p][/quote]But you do not know the reasons why such individuals have given you the thumbs down? That is one of the reasons why the up/down facility is useless. Unless a person is prepared to put something in writing, why concern yourself? Michael Clayton
  • Score: -5

8:25am Fri 5 Sep 14

Waynus1971 says...

Cityman23 wrote:
Cityman23 wrote:
Like most City fans, I don't have much time for Huddersfield town! but well done to them nevertheless for giving the manager's job to Chris Powell, the former Charlton boss.

It doesn't say much that's good about the game, that there are fewer black coaches and managers than the fingers on one hand. particularly considering the number of black players in the game at all levels, including England international level. We of course had Kris Kamara. Statistically speaking, it seems the game of football has a long way to go, to catch up with the 'modern age!'
And so it seems.....the naysayer thumbs downers on here!!
I didn't give you a 'thumbsdown' but it came as no surprise that you got some. This is a story about Bradford City; who gives a flying fig who our neighbours have appointed. We have too many people already who will post randomly to the story as it is, without bringing in a completely different club.

Now, had there been a story on here about Powell's appointment or the lack of black and/or Asian players and managers, I'm sure more would have joined the debate. But, as this is a page for Bradford City stories/articles, why would there be such a story!!
[quote][p][bold]Cityman23[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cityman23[/bold] wrote: Like most City fans, I don't have much time for Huddersfield town! but well done to them nevertheless for giving the manager's job to Chris Powell, the former Charlton boss. It doesn't say much that's good about the game, that there are fewer black coaches and managers than the fingers on one hand. particularly considering the number of black players in the game at all levels, including England international level. We of course had Kris Kamara. Statistically speaking, it seems the game of football has a long way to go, to catch up with the 'modern age!'[/p][/quote]And so it seems.....the naysayer thumbs downers on here!![/p][/quote]I didn't give you a 'thumbsdown' but it came as no surprise that you got some. This is a story about Bradford City; who gives a flying fig who our neighbours have appointed. We have too many people already who will post randomly to the story as it is, without bringing in a completely different club. Now, had there been a story on here about Powell's appointment or the lack of black and/or Asian players and managers, I'm sure more would have joined the debate. But, as this is a page for Bradford City stories/articles, why would there be such a story!! Waynus1971
  • Score: 2

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