Bantams boss Phil Parkinson hails "unselfish" James Hanson after striker pipped for award

James Hanson has made a cracking start to the new season with five goals - four in League One

James Hanson has made a cracking start to the new season with five goals - four in League One

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IN-FORM James Hanson has been challenged to aim for League One’s player of the season title after missing out on the monthly award.

Hanson was today pipped for the August individual prize by Barnsley midfielder Conor Hourihane, despite scoring four and supplying two assists in City’s first five games.

But Phil Parkinson believes the Bantams targetman has looked rejuvenated since curing the back and groin problems that curtailed last season – and he is convinced that can continue.

The City chief said: “He looks a lot stronger, a lot more confident and I think we’re reaping the benefits from all that work when we pulled him out of the firing line towards the end.

“He was getting a lot of muscle stiffness, which was affecting him. It becomes a bit worrying when you can’t find out the reasons for that.

“He carried on with it for a long while and it gradually got worse. But we got him to see the right people eventually and got to the bottom of it.

“James has had a good start and it’s credit to him and Matt Barrass for resolving the issues he’s had.

“It’s down to a lot of hard work on the training ground. He’s always out there working at his game. Things don’t just happen in football.

"We’re pleased he got nominated for player of the month. But he wants to be nominated for player of the season.”

The deadline-day rumour mill fuelled plenty of speculation about Hanson but City fielded no late inquiries. Parkinson has no wish to lose such a key cog of the team – but was equally surprised at the lack of apparent interest.

He said: “When you look at some of the players who did move, you think ‘are they watching the same game as me?’

“I think Hans is a terrific player. But we didn’t have any offers on the deadline and I’m obviously really pleased with that.

“We didn’t want to sell him anyway because he’s one of our best players.

“We want players here who we can move forward with as a club and Hans has been pivotal to that over the past couple of years.

“Like I’ve always said about James, what the supporters don’t see is his unselfishness as a player.

“With a lot of strikers it will be all about them scoring goals. James sacrifices himself at times for the benefit of the team.

“He has also got a good tactical understanding of what is going on. There are a lot of areas that maybe go unnoticed by people who haven’t played the game.

“He knows it’s just the start of the season and he’s working hard to progress with us.”

The fifth-placed Bantams aim to keep up the pressure on early leaders Peterborough when they begin a home double-header against Yeovil tomorrow.

Filipe Morais is back in the squad after signing a new deal until January. The Portuguese midfielder, who has started four games, was unavailable for the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy exit at Oldham in midweek.

Gary Liddle also returns after missing that match to allow his ankle to recover from the tackle which earned Leeds’s Luke Murphy the first of his two yellow cards in the derby clash.

Parkinson added: “Gaz wasn’t fit to play but he’s much better now. He took a nasty whack against Leeds.

“We dosed him up with pain-killers to get through the Rochdale game but obviously he was in a lot of discomfort on Sunday when they wore off.

“But it’s settled down again and that’s good news for us.”

The future of boss Gary Johnson has dominated the build-up for Yeovil but Parkinson expects a stern test from the Somerset club.

“Gary’s done an incredible job getting them up to the Championship and they were unlucky last year. They made a real fist of it.

“They’ve gone three unbeaten before Tuesday (when they lost in the JPT) but I’m not reading anything into that because there were a lot of changes.

“We certainly won’t under-estimate them because they’ve got a team of players who were in league higher last year.”

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7:59am Fri 5 Sep 14

shoatsy says...

Hanson = legend! And congratulations on making city's top 10 all time scorers.
Hanson = legend! And congratulations on making city's top 10 all time scorers. shoatsy
  • Score: 23

8:23am Fri 5 Sep 14

Warwick Bantam says...

Where are the Hanson bashers now? Great start for the lad, let's hope he can stay injury free and get 25+ this season. Keep providing quality crosses and he will keep scoring the goals.
Where are the Hanson bashers now? Great start for the lad, let's hope he can stay injury free and get 25+ this season. Keep providing quality crosses and he will keep scoring the goals. Warwick Bantam
  • Score: 18

9:22am Fri 5 Sep 14

Halifax Bantam says...

Nice to see Hanson getting some recognition, he's a massive player for us, let's just hope he stays injury and suspension free given the poor backup we have in McLean & McBurnie.
Nice to see Hanson getting some recognition, he's a massive player for us, let's just hope he stays injury and suspension free given the poor backup we have in McLean & McBurnie. Halifax Bantam
  • Score: 2

9:35am Fri 5 Sep 14

Adam1903 says...

Halifax Bantam wrote:
Nice to see Hanson getting some recognition, he's a massive player for us, let's just hope he stays injury and suspension free given the poor backup we have in McLean & McBurnie.
Give mcburnie a chance he's played twice and is a kid. Looked dangerous and full of energy against Leeds . McLean has been disappointing just needs a good goal and hopefully he will go on a fun
[quote][p][bold]Halifax Bantam[/bold] wrote: Nice to see Hanson getting some recognition, he's a massive player for us, let's just hope he stays injury and suspension free given the poor backup we have in McLean & McBurnie.[/p][/quote]Give mcburnie a chance he's played twice and is a kid. Looked dangerous and full of energy against Leeds . McLean has been disappointing just needs a good goal and hopefully he will go on a fun Adam1903
  • Score: 9

9:37am Fri 5 Sep 14

Adam1903 says...

Halifax Bantam wrote:
Nice to see Hanson getting some recognition, he's a massive player for us, let's just hope he stays injury and suspension free given the poor backup we have in McLean & McBurnie.
Give mcburnie a chance! He's played twice and looked lively against Leeds. Mcleans been disappointing but think if he can bag a decent goal he might go on a run like end of last year
[quote][p][bold]Halifax Bantam[/bold] wrote: Nice to see Hanson getting some recognition, he's a massive player for us, let's just hope he stays injury and suspension free given the poor backup we have in McLean & McBurnie.[/p][/quote]Give mcburnie a chance! He's played twice and looked lively against Leeds. Mcleans been disappointing but think if he can bag a decent goal he might go on a run like end of last year Adam1903
  • Score: 1

10:15am Fri 5 Sep 14

Peter300 says...

Warwick Bantam wrote:
Where are the Hanson bashers now? Great start for the lad, let's hope he can stay injury free and get 25+ this season. Keep providing quality crosses and he will keep scoring the goals.
The Hanson Bashers have been very quiet of late. James' most profitable season in terms of goals to games was actually his first in league football. He's done tremedously well and has improved his game to make himself a much more rounded forward. He should have been supported along the way, but instead the Hanson Bashers, and these people know who they are and what they chose to say about him, decided to rubbish the player and make utter fools of themselves in the process.
[quote][p][bold]Warwick Bantam[/bold] wrote: Where are the Hanson bashers now? Great start for the lad, let's hope he can stay injury free and get 25+ this season. Keep providing quality crosses and he will keep scoring the goals.[/p][/quote]The Hanson Bashers have been very quiet of late. James' most profitable season in terms of goals to games was actually his first in league football. He's done tremedously well and has improved his game to make himself a much more rounded forward. He should have been supported along the way, but instead the Hanson Bashers, and these people know who they are and what they chose to say about him, decided to rubbish the player and make utter fools of themselves in the process. Peter300
  • Score: 2

10:17am Fri 5 Sep 14

Peter300 says...

Adam1903 wrote:
Halifax Bantam wrote:
Nice to see Hanson getting some recognition, he's a massive player for us, let's just hope he stays injury and suspension free given the poor backup we have in McLean & McBurnie.
Give mcburnie a chance! He's played twice and looked lively against Leeds. Mcleans been disappointing but think if he can bag a decent goal he might go on a run like end of last year
Like it! Ollie is getting a chance anyway.
[quote][p][bold]Adam1903[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Halifax Bantam[/bold] wrote: Nice to see Hanson getting some recognition, he's a massive player for us, let's just hope he stays injury and suspension free given the poor backup we have in McLean & McBurnie.[/p][/quote]Give mcburnie a chance! He's played twice and looked lively against Leeds. Mcleans been disappointing but think if he can bag a decent goal he might go on a run like end of last year[/p][/quote]Like it! Ollie is getting a chance anyway. Peter300
  • Score: -4

10:17am Fri 5 Sep 14

Halifax Bantam says...

Adam1903 wrote:
Halifax Bantam wrote:
Nice to see Hanson getting some recognition, he's a massive player for us, let's just hope he stays injury and suspension free given the poor backup we have in McLean & McBurnie.
Give mcburnie a chance! He's played twice and looked lively against Leeds. Mcleans been disappointing but think if he can bag a decent goal he might go on a run like end of last year
I hope the lad shoves my words down my throat but he's not gonna make it as much as every City fan wishes it, maybe he needs a bit of time to strengthen up. He's played twice this season but had a few games last season as well and didn't impress in any of them! Like I said hope he proves me wrong but I won't hold my breathe. Before I get slated just ask yourself this if Hanson was injured would you want him leading the attack??
[quote][p][bold]Adam1903[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Halifax Bantam[/bold] wrote: Nice to see Hanson getting some recognition, he's a massive player for us, let's just hope he stays injury and suspension free given the poor backup we have in McLean & McBurnie.[/p][/quote]Give mcburnie a chance! He's played twice and looked lively against Leeds. Mcleans been disappointing but think if he can bag a decent goal he might go on a run like end of last year[/p][/quote]I hope the lad shoves my words down my throat but he's not gonna make it as much as every City fan wishes it, maybe he needs a bit of time to strengthen up. He's played twice this season but had a few games last season as well and didn't impress in any of them! Like I said hope he proves me wrong but I won't hold my breathe. Before I get slated just ask yourself this if Hanson was injured would you want him leading the attack?? Halifax Bantam
  • Score: 3

10:22am Fri 5 Sep 14

Peter300 says...

Halifax Bantam wrote:
Nice to see Hanson getting some recognition, he's a massive player for us, let's just hope he stays injury and suspension free given the poor backup we have in McLean & McBurnie.
You see, people like you are unable to praise a player without slagging-off another at the same time. I notice you do not mention Mason Bennett. Is he included in the poor back-up?
[quote][p][bold]Halifax Bantam[/bold] wrote: Nice to see Hanson getting some recognition, he's a massive player for us, let's just hope he stays injury and suspension free given the poor backup we have in McLean & McBurnie.[/p][/quote]You see, people like you are unable to praise a player without slagging-off another at the same time. I notice you do not mention Mason Bennett. Is he included in the poor back-up? Peter300
  • Score: -2

10:28am Fri 5 Sep 14

Peter300 says...

Halifax Bantam wrote:
Adam1903 wrote:
Halifax Bantam wrote:
Nice to see Hanson getting some recognition, he's a massive player for us, let's just hope he stays injury and suspension free given the poor backup we have in McLean & McBurnie.
Give mcburnie a chance! He's played twice and looked lively against Leeds. Mcleans been disappointing but think if he can bag a decent goal he might go on a run like end of last year
I hope the lad shoves my words down my throat but he's not gonna make it as much as every City fan wishes it, maybe he needs a bit of time to strengthen up. He's played twice this season but had a few games last season as well and didn't impress in any of them! Like I said hope he proves me wrong but I won't hold my breathe. Before I get slated just ask yourself this if Hanson was injured would you want him leading the attack??
Your tone suggets you are just waiting to have a go. Anyway, if James was out for any length of time a loan player would be brought in as cover. e.g. Jon Stead last season.
[quote][p][bold]Halifax Bantam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Adam1903[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Halifax Bantam[/bold] wrote: Nice to see Hanson getting some recognition, he's a massive player for us, let's just hope he stays injury and suspension free given the poor backup we have in McLean & McBurnie.[/p][/quote]Give mcburnie a chance! He's played twice and looked lively against Leeds. Mcleans been disappointing but think if he can bag a decent goal he might go on a run like end of last year[/p][/quote]I hope the lad shoves my words down my throat but he's not gonna make it as much as every City fan wishes it, maybe he needs a bit of time to strengthen up. He's played twice this season but had a few games last season as well and didn't impress in any of them! Like I said hope he proves me wrong but I won't hold my breathe. Before I get slated just ask yourself this if Hanson was injured would you want him leading the attack??[/p][/quote]Your tone suggets you are just waiting to have a go. Anyway, if James was out for any length of time a loan player would be brought in as cover. e.g. Jon Stead last season. Peter300
  • Score: -6

10:31am Fri 5 Sep 14

Olivermac says...

Adam1903 wrote:
Halifax Bantam wrote:
Nice to see Hanson getting some recognition, he's a massive player for us, let's just hope he stays injury and suspension free given the poor backup we have in McLean & McBurnie.
Give mcburnie a chance! He's played twice and looked lively against Leeds. Mcleans been disappointing but think if he can bag a decent goal he might go on a run like end of last year
McBurnie is far to lightweight at the moment I am surprised he has not gone out on loan to maybe a 2 div club to get some experience , all the games he has had involvement with Rotherham last year Leeds and Oldham this year his markers have had little difficulty in keeping tabs on him and at the moment he is not ready to step up to Div 1 standards, I agree McLean has not given Hanson the support that's required and he just seems a bad buy hope I am wrong as he has another 2 years of a well paid contract to run. It might be worth playing Yeats up with Hanson he seems to be a bit more energenic than he was last year and he has a point to prove as he is on his last year of a 2 year contract.
[quote][p][bold]Adam1903[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Halifax Bantam[/bold] wrote: Nice to see Hanson getting some recognition, he's a massive player for us, let's just hope he stays injury and suspension free given the poor backup we have in McLean & McBurnie.[/p][/quote]Give mcburnie a chance! He's played twice and looked lively against Leeds. Mcleans been disappointing but think if he can bag a decent goal he might go on a run like end of last year[/p][/quote]McBurnie is far to lightweight at the moment I am surprised he has not gone out on loan to maybe a 2 div club to get some experience , all the games he has had involvement with Rotherham last year Leeds and Oldham this year his markers have had little difficulty in keeping tabs on him and at the moment he is not ready to step up to Div 1 standards, I agree McLean has not given Hanson the support that's required and he just seems a bad buy hope I am wrong as he has another 2 years of a well paid contract to run. It might be worth playing Yeats up with Hanson he seems to be a bit more energenic than he was last year and he has a point to prove as he is on his last year of a 2 year contract. Olivermac
  • Score: 1

10:48am Fri 5 Sep 14

shoesmaker26 says...

has warick bantam says keep putting them good crosses in the box and hanson will score
has warick bantam says keep putting them good crosses in the box and hanson will score shoesmaker26
  • Score: 1

10:48am Fri 5 Sep 14

lawsonio123 says...

I see Ollie McBurnie is getting a bit of stick from some posters So let me come right out and say He will develop into a fine player He is young now but with more experience he will more than make the grade. One has to look deeper than a few odd games to see where he is going to and anyone with a knowledge of foot ball can see in this player a very good end product GET OFF HIS BACK AND WATCH HIM DEVELOPE. As regards McClean it is not looking to good I must agree
I see Ollie McBurnie is getting a bit of stick from some posters So let me come right out and say He will develop into a fine player He is young now but with more experience he will more than make the grade. One has to look deeper than a few odd games to see where he is going to and anyone with a knowledge of foot ball can see in this player a very good end product GET OFF HIS BACK AND WATCH HIM DEVELOPE. As regards McClean it is not looking to good I must agree lawsonio123
  • Score: 4

12:15pm Fri 5 Sep 14

Halifax Bantam says...

Peter300 wrote:
Halifax Bantam wrote:
Adam1903 wrote:
Halifax Bantam wrote:
Nice to see Hanson getting some recognition, he's a massive player for us, let's just hope he stays injury and suspension free given the poor backup we have in McLean & McBurnie.
Give mcburnie a chance! He's played twice and looked lively against Leeds. Mcleans been disappointing but think if he can bag a decent goal he might go on a run like end of last year
I hope the lad shoves my words down my throat but he's not gonna make it as much as every City fan wishes it, maybe he needs a bit of time to strengthen up. He's played twice this season but had a few games last season as well and didn't impress in any of them! Like I said hope he proves me wrong but I won't hold my breathe. Before I get slated just ask yourself this if Hanson was injured would you want him leading the attack??
Your tone suggets you are just waiting to have a go. Anyway, if James was out for any length of time a loan player would be brought in as cover. e.g. Jon Stead last season.
How do you get a tone from a typed message you really are a complete tool
[quote][p][bold]Peter300[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Halifax Bantam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Adam1903[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Halifax Bantam[/bold] wrote: Nice to see Hanson getting some recognition, he's a massive player for us, let's just hope he stays injury and suspension free given the poor backup we have in McLean & McBurnie.[/p][/quote]Give mcburnie a chance! He's played twice and looked lively against Leeds. Mcleans been disappointing but think if he can bag a decent goal he might go on a run like end of last year[/p][/quote]I hope the lad shoves my words down my throat but he's not gonna make it as much as every City fan wishes it, maybe he needs a bit of time to strengthen up. He's played twice this season but had a few games last season as well and didn't impress in any of them! Like I said hope he proves me wrong but I won't hold my breathe. Before I get slated just ask yourself this if Hanson was injured would you want him leading the attack??[/p][/quote]Your tone suggets you are just waiting to have a go. Anyway, if James was out for any length of time a loan player would be brought in as cover. e.g. Jon Stead last season.[/p][/quote]How do you get a tone from a typed message you really are a complete tool Halifax Bantam
  • Score: 6

12:21pm Fri 5 Sep 14

Halifax Bantam says...

I didnt include Mason Bennett for two reasons, 1. He's not our player and 2. He's starting games and is not back up.
Im not bashing McBurnie, im just saying in my oppinion he is not and will not be good enough.
I see from the replies no one has asnswered the question as to wether they would be happy for McBurnie to play if Hanson was injured for a long period?? Tells me alot!!!
I didnt include Mason Bennett for two reasons, 1. He's not our player and 2. He's starting games and is not back up. Im not bashing McBurnie, im just saying in my oppinion he is not and will not be good enough. I see from the replies no one has asnswered the question as to wether they would be happy for McBurnie to play if Hanson was injured for a long period?? Tells me alot!!! Halifax Bantam
  • Score: 5

12:23pm Fri 5 Sep 14

TheCoach says...

Peter300 wrote:
Halifax Bantam wrote:
Adam1903 wrote:
Halifax Bantam wrote: Nice to see Hanson getting some recognition, he's a massive player for us, let's just hope he stays injury and suspension free given the poor backup we have in McLean & McBurnie.
Give mcburnie a chance! He's played twice and looked lively against Leeds. Mcleans been disappointing but think if he can bag a decent goal he might go on a run like end of last year
I hope the lad shoves my words down my throat but he's not gonna make it as much as every City fan wishes it, maybe he needs a bit of time to strengthen up. He's played twice this season but had a few games last season as well and didn't impress in any of them! Like I said hope he proves me wrong but I won't hold my breathe. Before I get slated just ask yourself this if Hanson was injured would you want him leading the attack??
Your tone suggets you are just waiting to have a go. Anyway, if James was out for any length of time a loan player would be brought in as cover. e.g. Jon Stead last season.
Who scored how many times for us??
[quote][p][bold]Peter300[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Halifax Bantam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Adam1903[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Halifax Bantam[/bold] wrote: Nice to see Hanson getting some recognition, he's a massive player for us, let's just hope he stays injury and suspension free given the poor backup we have in McLean & McBurnie.[/p][/quote]Give mcburnie a chance! He's played twice and looked lively against Leeds. Mcleans been disappointing but think if he can bag a decent goal he might go on a run like end of last year[/p][/quote]I hope the lad shoves my words down my throat but he's not gonna make it as much as every City fan wishes it, maybe he needs a bit of time to strengthen up. He's played twice this season but had a few games last season as well and didn't impress in any of them! Like I said hope he proves me wrong but I won't hold my breathe. Before I get slated just ask yourself this if Hanson was injured would you want him leading the attack??[/p][/quote]Your tone suggets you are just waiting to have a go. Anyway, if James was out for any length of time a loan player would be brought in as cover. e.g. Jon Stead last season.[/p][/quote]Who scored how many times for us?? TheCoach
  • Score: -3

12:29pm Fri 5 Sep 14

tyker7745 says...

I would keep playing Ollie with Hanson: the lad is learning but will learn a lot quicker playing more regularly
I would keep playing Ollie with Hanson: the lad is learning but will learn a lot quicker playing more regularly tyker7745
  • Score: 0

3:08pm Fri 5 Sep 14

lawsonio123 says...

Halifax Bantam wrote:
I didnt include Mason Bennett for two reasons, 1. He's not our player and 2. He's starting games and is not back up.
Im not bashing McBurnie, im just saying in my oppinion he is not and will not be good enough.
I see from the replies no one has asnswered the question as to wether they would be happy for McBurnie to play if Hanson was injured for a long period?? Tells me alot!!!
Read my post on McBurnie and then THINK Do you not recall the other young ones who was not going to make it Stokes Middleton ect even McCall Can you not see the Promise of this boy TELLS YOU A LOT well I will wager you £20 he makes it winnings to go to City THIS BOY IS A NATURAL
[quote][p][bold]Halifax Bantam[/bold] wrote: I didnt include Mason Bennett for two reasons, 1. He's not our player and 2. He's starting games and is not back up. Im not bashing McBurnie, im just saying in my oppinion he is not and will not be good enough. I see from the replies no one has asnswered the question as to wether they would be happy for McBurnie to play if Hanson was injured for a long period?? Tells me alot!!![/p][/quote]Read my post on McBurnie and then THINK Do you not recall the other young ones who was not going to make it Stokes Middleton ect even McCall Can you not see the Promise of this boy TELLS YOU A LOT well I will wager you £20 he makes it winnings to go to City THIS BOY IS A NATURAL lawsonio123
  • Score: -2

3:30pm Fri 5 Sep 14

shoesmaker26 says...

GOOD LOOK TO ALL THE LADS SATERDAY FOR YET ANOTHER GREAT WIN COME ON CITY
GOOD LOOK TO ALL THE LADS SATERDAY FOR YET ANOTHER GREAT WIN COME ON CITY shoesmaker26
  • Score: 2

3:46pm Fri 5 Sep 14

shaun from richmond says...

Peter300 wrote:
Warwick Bantam wrote:
Where are the Hanson bashers now? Great start for the lad, let's hope he can stay injury free and get 25+ this season. Keep providing quality crosses and he will keep scoring the goals.
The Hanson Bashers have been very quiet of late. James' most profitable season in terms of goals to games was actually his first in league football. He's done tremedously well and has improved his game to make himself a much more rounded forward. He should have been supported along the way, but instead the Hanson Bashers, and these people know who they are and what they chose to say about him, decided to rubbish the player and make utter fools of themselves in the process.
Unless these "Hanson Bashers" only post in July/August (I am am away over this period) I have NEVER read any" Bashing" of Hanson, ever?!.
Waynus used to "Stalk" James around the city centre...then report all...But that was about it..
Everyody I know thinks Hanson is our TOP player by a MILE!.....So I think you need to attend some games Peter, then you may have a better idea!.
[quote][p][bold]Peter300[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Warwick Bantam[/bold] wrote: Where are the Hanson bashers now? Great start for the lad, let's hope he can stay injury free and get 25+ this season. Keep providing quality crosses and he will keep scoring the goals.[/p][/quote]The Hanson Bashers have been very quiet of late. James' most profitable season in terms of goals to games was actually his first in league football. He's done tremedously well and has improved his game to make himself a much more rounded forward. He should have been supported along the way, but instead the Hanson Bashers, and these people know who they are and what they chose to say about him, decided to rubbish the player and make utter fools of themselves in the process.[/p][/quote]Unless these "Hanson Bashers" only post in July/August (I am am away over this period) I have NEVER read any" Bashing" of Hanson, ever?!. Waynus used to "Stalk" James around the city centre...then report all...But that was about it.. Everyody I know thinks Hanson is our TOP player by a MILE!.....So I think you need to attend some games Peter, then you may have a better idea!. shaun from richmond
  • Score: 1

4:08pm Fri 5 Sep 14

whisky1 says...

Hanson took a reet caning in his second season on social media generally not sure about on here. At that stage a significant number of fans thought he was not good enough for a league two side and a poor one at that. Parky takes a lot of credit for getting the best out of him
Hanson took a reet caning in his second season on social media generally not sure about on here. At that stage a significant number of fans thought he was not good enough for a league two side and a poor one at that. Parky takes a lot of credit for getting the best out of him whisky1
  • Score: 1

5:44pm Fri 5 Sep 14

Halifax Bantam says...

lawsonio123 wrote:
Halifax Bantam wrote:
I didnt include Mason Bennett for two reasons, 1. He's not our player and 2. He's starting games and is not back up.
Im not bashing McBurnie, im just saying in my oppinion he is not and will not be good enough.
I see from the replies no one has asnswered the question as to wether they would be happy for McBurnie to play if Hanson was injured for a long period?? Tells me alot!!!
Read my post on McBurnie and then THINK Do you not recall the other young ones who was not going to make it Stokes Middleton ect even McCall Can you not see the Promise of this boy TELLS YOU A LOT well I will wager you £20 he makes it winnings to go to City THIS BOY IS A NATURAL
A natural striker who is still to score a goal a for the club! If he is as good as you think and again i hope he is but i just dont see it dont you think a prem league club would have snapped him up like they have with all the other young players we've lost over the years?
Il take your bet mate but what do you regard as making it? To me in his position its regular goals, not saying he has to be top scorer and be regarded as an assett.
Although it wouldnt suprise me if he found himself out on loan befire long and another striker drafted in.
[quote][p][bold]lawsonio123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Halifax Bantam[/bold] wrote: I didnt include Mason Bennett for two reasons, 1. He's not our player and 2. He's starting games and is not back up. Im not bashing McBurnie, im just saying in my oppinion he is not and will not be good enough. I see from the replies no one has asnswered the question as to wether they would be happy for McBurnie to play if Hanson was injured for a long period?? Tells me alot!!![/p][/quote]Read my post on McBurnie and then THINK Do you not recall the other young ones who was not going to make it Stokes Middleton ect even McCall Can you not see the Promise of this boy TELLS YOU A LOT well I will wager you £20 he makes it winnings to go to City THIS BOY IS A NATURAL[/p][/quote]A natural striker who is still to score a goal a for the club! If he is as good as you think and again i hope he is but i just dont see it dont you think a prem league club would have snapped him up like they have with all the other young players we've lost over the years? Il take your bet mate but what do you regard as making it? To me in his position its regular goals, not saying he has to be top scorer and be regarded as an assett. Although it wouldnt suprise me if he found himself out on loan befire long and another striker drafted in. Halifax Bantam
  • Score: 0

7:41pm Fri 5 Sep 14

Statler4 says...

lawsonio123 wrote:
Halifax Bantam wrote:
I didnt include Mason Bennett for two reasons, 1. He's not our player and 2. He's starting games and is not back up.
Im not bashing McBurnie, im just saying in my oppinion he is not and will not be good enough.
I see from the replies no one has asnswered the question as to wether they would be happy for McBurnie to play if Hanson was injured for a long period?? Tells me alot!!!
Read my post on McBurnie and then THINK Do you not recall the other young ones who was not going to make it Stokes Middleton ect even McCall Can you not see the Promise of this boy TELLS YOU A LOT well I will wager you £20 he makes it winnings to go to City THIS BOY IS A NATURAL
Well said. McBurnie is a fantastic prospect who has made an incredible leap from the youth team to League One in a short time. It's clear that those who are knocking him have absolutely no understanding of exactly what a huge leap he has made.
[quote][p][bold]lawsonio123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Halifax Bantam[/bold] wrote: I didnt include Mason Bennett for two reasons, 1. He's not our player and 2. He's starting games and is not back up. Im not bashing McBurnie, im just saying in my oppinion he is not and will not be good enough. I see from the replies no one has asnswered the question as to wether they would be happy for McBurnie to play if Hanson was injured for a long period?? Tells me alot!!![/p][/quote]Read my post on McBurnie and then THINK Do you not recall the other young ones who was not going to make it Stokes Middleton ect even McCall Can you not see the Promise of this boy TELLS YOU A LOT well I will wager you £20 he makes it winnings to go to City THIS BOY IS A NATURAL[/p][/quote]Well said. McBurnie is a fantastic prospect who has made an incredible leap from the youth team to League One in a short time. It's clear that those who are knocking him have absolutely no understanding of exactly what a huge leap he has made. Statler4
  • Score: 3

8:43pm Fri 5 Sep 14

Pablo says...

Statler4 wrote:
lawsonio123 wrote:
Halifax Bantam wrote:
I didnt include Mason Bennett for two reasons, 1. He's not our player and 2. He's starting games and is not back up.
Im not bashing McBurnie, im just saying in my oppinion he is not and will not be good enough.
I see from the replies no one has asnswered the question as to wether they would be happy for McBurnie to play if Hanson was injured for a long period?? Tells me alot!!!
Read my post on McBurnie and then THINK Do you not recall the other young ones who was not going to make it Stokes Middleton ect even McCall Can you not see the Promise of this boy TELLS YOU A LOT well I will wager you £20 he makes it winnings to go to City THIS BOY IS A NATURAL
Well said. McBurnie is a fantastic prospect who has made an incredible leap from the youth team to League One in a short time. It's clear that those who are knocking him have absolutely no understanding of exactly what a huge leap he has made.
I agree with your comments.

He's still a kid, but when he came on against Leeds he changed the game.

It's outrageous that anyone should be criticising him at such a young age. I'd pick him ahead of McLean any day.

I'm sure he' s got a bright career ahead of him, once he's developed physically.
[quote][p][bold]Statler4[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lawsonio123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Halifax Bantam[/bold] wrote: I didnt include Mason Bennett for two reasons, 1. He's not our player and 2. He's starting games and is not back up. Im not bashing McBurnie, im just saying in my oppinion he is not and will not be good enough. I see from the replies no one has asnswered the question as to wether they would be happy for McBurnie to play if Hanson was injured for a long period?? Tells me alot!!![/p][/quote]Read my post on McBurnie and then THINK Do you not recall the other young ones who was not going to make it Stokes Middleton ect even McCall Can you not see the Promise of this boy TELLS YOU A LOT well I will wager you £20 he makes it winnings to go to City THIS BOY IS A NATURAL[/p][/quote]Well said. McBurnie is a fantastic prospect who has made an incredible leap from the youth team to League One in a short time. It's clear that those who are knocking him have absolutely no understanding of exactly what a huge leap he has made.[/p][/quote]I agree with your comments. He's still a kid, but when he came on against Leeds he changed the game. It's outrageous that anyone should be criticising him at such a young age. I'd pick him ahead of McLean any day. I'm sure he' s got a bright career ahead of him, once he's developed physically. Pablo
  • Score: 3

8:45pm Fri 5 Sep 14

dannbradfc says...

Myself and prisoner in particular recognised everything that Hanson brings to the side from day one. We have somewhat strangely had ti defend him season on season. Welcome aboard to the fickle, hindsight commentators, sometimes deluded, bandwagon jumpers and those that daren't or don't have an opinion until it all comes right ;-)
Myself and prisoner in particular recognised everything that Hanson brings to the side from day one. We have somewhat strangely had ti defend him season on season. Welcome aboard to the fickle, hindsight commentators, sometimes deluded, bandwagon jumpers and those that daren't or don't have an opinion until it all comes right ;-) dannbradfc
  • Score: -2

1:58pm Sat 6 Sep 14

lawsonio123 says...

Halifax Bantam wrote:
lawsonio123 wrote:
Halifax Bantam wrote:
I didnt include Mason Bennett for two reasons, 1. He's not our player and 2. He's starting games and is not back up.
Im not bashing McBurnie, im just saying in my oppinion he is not and will not be good enough.
I see from the replies no one has asnswered the question as to wether they would be happy for McBurnie to play if Hanson was injured for a long period?? Tells me alot!!!
Read my post on McBurnie and then THINK Do you not recall the other young ones who was not going to make it Stokes Middleton ect even McCall Can you not see the Promise of this boy TELLS YOU A LOT well I will wager you £20 he makes it winnings to go to City THIS BOY IS A NATURAL
A natural striker who is still to score a goal a for the club! If he is as good as you think and again i hope he is but i just dont see it dont you think a prem league club would have snapped him up like they have with all the other young players we've lost over the years?
Il take your bet mate but what do you regard as making it? To me in his position its regular goals, not saying he has to be top scorer and be regarded as an assett.
Although it wouldnt suprise me if he found himself out on loan befire long and another striker drafted in.
Good of you to take the wager You have it a little wrong on the lad. I said a natural footballer not a goal scorer although he will score goals i am sure Prem clubs do snap up players but they are often 25/26 years of age so you must give the lad a chance to develop Take James Hanson as a case in point only now at 26 his he showing his true worth. I do not think he will go out on loan although that may not be a bad thing i feel he will learn at Valley Parade Lets have a good win today
[quote][p][bold]Halifax Bantam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lawsonio123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Halifax Bantam[/bold] wrote: I didnt include Mason Bennett for two reasons, 1. He's not our player and 2. He's starting games and is not back up. Im not bashing McBurnie, im just saying in my oppinion he is not and will not be good enough. I see from the replies no one has asnswered the question as to wether they would be happy for McBurnie to play if Hanson was injured for a long period?? Tells me alot!!![/p][/quote]Read my post on McBurnie and then THINK Do you not recall the other young ones who was not going to make it Stokes Middleton ect even McCall Can you not see the Promise of this boy TELLS YOU A LOT well I will wager you £20 he makes it winnings to go to City THIS BOY IS A NATURAL[/p][/quote]A natural striker who is still to score a goal a for the club! If he is as good as you think and again i hope he is but i just dont see it dont you think a prem league club would have snapped him up like they have with all the other young players we've lost over the years? Il take your bet mate but what do you regard as making it? To me in his position its regular goals, not saying he has to be top scorer and be regarded as an assett. Although it wouldnt suprise me if he found himself out on loan befire long and another striker drafted in.[/p][/quote]Good of you to take the wager You have it a little wrong on the lad. I said a natural footballer not a goal scorer although he will score goals i am sure Prem clubs do snap up players but they are often 25/26 years of age so you must give the lad a chance to develop Take James Hanson as a case in point only now at 26 his he showing his true worth. I do not think he will go out on loan although that may not be a bad thing i feel he will learn at Valley Parade Lets have a good win today lawsonio123
  • Score: 2
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