City on a wrecking spree

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Peter Thorne is expected to return after being rested against MK Dons Peter Thorne is expected to return after being rested against MK Dons

Stuart McCall today challenged City to continue their merry travels by destroying the last unbeaten league record in England and Scotland.

Second-placed Wycombe have not lost a League Two game since April.

They began their run with a 2-1 victory over City at Adams Park on the final day of last season and McCall is now throwing down the gauntlet for his troops to end it tomorrow.

The Bantams are cock-a-hoop after shocking MK Dons in the FA Cup and travel south confident of chalking up a fourth away win in five.

McCall said: “Wycombe have had a fantastic start to still be unbeaten and to only concede six goals in 14 games is phenomenal. It might be a tense affair and I know we’ll have to be at our best to bring back three points but we’re relishing it on the back of a terrific win and performance last week.

“The lads have trained really well and we will come down with a positive attitude to make it just as tough a game for them.”

Wycombe have had a fantastic start to still be unbeaten and to only concede six goals in 14 games is phenomenal

Stuart McCall

City withstood strong pressure in the air from MK Dons and can expect a similar test at Adams Park against another physical side, who have shown no hangover from last season’s play-off exit to eventual winners Stockport.

McCall said: “Wycombe have got good experience, they are a solid side and are very difficult to break down.

“Peter Taylor inherited a lot of good players when he took over from Paul Lambert and he’s also added to that with quality out of the non-league after his stint at Stevenage.

“They are a big team aerially and he is well renowned for conjuring up different set-pieces, which we will have to guard against. But defending free-kicks and corners is something we’ve been decent at.”

Top scorer Peter Thorne is expected to come straight back after his breather. Tom Clarke is also available again and pushing for a recall.

If McCall decides not to stick with youngster Leon Osborne, the on-loan Huddersfield defender could get a central midfield holding role with Nicky Law going wide.

McCall added: “It was a terrific performance last week but there are two lads we can add now so it’s a good problem to have.

“In the main, I like to tell players you’ve got the shirt and keep it until you’ve done something wrong. But if someone misses just one game, it might be a bit harsh to leave them out again.

“It’s something we’ve talked about within the coaching team and something we’re still talking about. We have still got a few bodies missing but there are other options this week.”

Unlucky Mark Bower, who returned to the bench for the cup, has suffered another setback. He gashed his knee on a stone during a reserve friendly at Hull on Tuesday. Kyle Nix returned to training yesterday after ten days out to let his ankle settle down but will not be considered.

Wycombe have only lost one of their last 25 league games stretching back to March. Their 14-match unbeaten league start is seven off the club record set in 2005 when they went without a loss until December 17.

Boss Taylor said: “It’s a fantastic achievement but it is still early in the season. I am not looking at records.”

Taylor may decide to keep faith with the side that beat AFC Wimbledon 4-1 on Monday, although Wales under-21 striker Simon Church is available after being stopped from playing in the FA Cup by parent club Reading.

Midfielder Tommy Doherty is still struggling with a thigh strain.

Wycombe’s only defeats this season have come in the cups against Birmingham and Shrewsbury. Ironically, tomorrow’s referee Andy D’Urso was the man in the middle for the 4-0 home thumping by Brum in the Carling Cup.

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12:49pm Fri 14 Nov 08

Reckless says...

A battle cry!!!!
Stuart, keep pushing to transfer your passion to the lads on the pitch and they'll deliver.... COME ON CITY, it's time to get out of the blocks now, take the bull that is League 2 by the horns and start kicking some ar5e! It's time to send some fear out to the opposition by strong results.... make it clinical and decisive.
A battle cry!!!! Stuart, keep pushing to transfer your passion to the lads on the pitch and they'll deliver.... COME ON CITY, it's time to get out of the blocks now, take the bull that is League 2 by the horns and start kicking some ar5e! It's time to send some fear out to the opposition by strong results.... make it clinical and decisive. Reckless

4:08pm Fri 14 Nov 08

Waynus says...

Oh terrific. I seem to have lost support from my fellow posters of late, but Simon Parker has printed a report with the same views I posted earlier this week. Now I will have NO credibility left at all!

To remind those that are interested, I suggested that Wycombe being a big team, we would bring Thorne back but play him alongside Conlon (instead of Boulding). I also suggested that McCall may look to play T.Clarke in midfield with Law reverting back to the right. This is to give us a bit more aerial and physical ability in midfield and also to help us at at set-pieces. Basically everything that Parker has said.

Does he copy his articles from me? Is that why his match reports aren't printed until after I have posted mine? LOL

Oops, I am being supercilious again?

No lie, security words "beat-rest". Here's hoping, with everything crossed.
Oh terrific. I seem to have lost support from my fellow posters of late, but Simon Parker has printed a report with the same views I posted earlier this week. Now I will have NO credibility left at all! To remind those that are interested, I suggested that Wycombe being a big team, we would bring Thorne back but play him alongside Conlon (instead of Boulding). I also suggested that McCall may look to play T.Clarke in midfield with Law reverting back to the right. This is to give us a bit more aerial and physical ability in midfield and also to help us at at set-pieces. Basically everything that Parker has said. Does he copy his articles from me? Is that why his match reports aren't printed until after I have posted mine? LOL Oops, I am being supercilious again? No lie, security words "beat-rest". Here's hoping, with everything crossed. Waynus

4:14pm Fri 14 Nov 08

Freddy says...

I hope a massive 'Bradford Army' can travel down to Wycombe tomorrow, and help the team to end Wycombe's record!.
The Bigger They Come-The Harder They Fall."C'Mon City!" "C'mon you Yellows!"
I hope a massive 'Bradford Army' can travel down to Wycombe tomorrow, and help the team to end Wycombe's record!. The Bigger They Come-The Harder They Fall."C'Mon City!" "C'mon you Yellows!" Freddy

4:45pm Fri 14 Nov 08

ETN says...

I will be making the trip to roar on the lads.

Waynus, maybe you should start charging Mr Parker!
I will be making the trip to roar on the lads. Waynus, maybe you should start charging Mr Parker! ETN

7:59pm Fri 14 Nov 08

LeftWanting says...

Waynus wrote:
Oh terrific. I seem to have lost support from my fellow posters of late, but Simon Parker has printed a report with the same views I posted earlier this week. Now I will have NO credibility left at all! To remind those that are interested, I suggested that Wycombe being a big team, we would bring Thorne back but play him alongside Conlon (instead of Boulding). I also suggested that McCall may look to play T.Clarke in midfield with Law reverting back to the right. This is to give us a bit more aerial and physical ability in midfield and also to help us at at set-pieces. Basically everything that Parker has said. Does he copy his articles from me? Is that why his match reports aren't printed until after I have posted mine? LOL Oops, I am being supercilious again? No lie, security words "beat-rest". Here's hoping, with everything crossed.
Why are you very modest?
[quote][p][bold]Waynus[/bold] wrote: Oh terrific. I seem to have lost support from my fellow posters of late, but Simon Parker has printed a report with the same views I posted earlier this week. Now I will have NO credibility left at all! To remind those that are interested, I suggested that Wycombe being a big team, we would bring Thorne back but play him alongside Conlon (instead of Boulding). I also suggested that McCall may look to play T.Clarke in midfield with Law reverting back to the right. This is to give us a bit more aerial and physical ability in midfield and also to help us at at set-pieces. Basically everything that Parker has said. Does he copy his articles from me? Is that why his match reports aren't printed until after I have posted mine? LOL Oops, I am being supercilious again? No lie, security words "beat-rest". Here's hoping, with everything crossed.[/p][/quote]Why are you very modest? LeftWanting

11:54pm Fri 14 Nov 08

Reckless says...

LeftWanting wrote:
Waynus wrote:
Oh terrific. I seem to have lost support from my fellow posters of late, but Simon Parker has printed a report with the same views I posted earlier this week. Now I will have NO credibility left at all! To remind those that are interested, I suggested that Wycombe being a big team, we would bring Thorne back but play him alongside Conlon (instead of Boulding). I also suggested that McCall may look to play T.Clarke in midfield with Law reverting back to the right. This is to give us a bit more aerial and physical ability in midfield and also to help us at at set-pieces. Basically everything that Parker has said. Does he copy his articles from me? Is that why his match reports aren't printed until after I have posted mine? LOL Oops, I am being supercilious again? No lie, security words "beat-rest". Here's hoping, with everything crossed.
Why are you very modest?
Who are you?
Where are you're friends?
Why do you come on here?
What's it feel like to be disliked so?

The who, where, why, what's of our wonderful little world! I can three of the above myself, so don't bother replying.....

1. You are obviously just a lonely Huddersfield Town fan.

2. You don't have any friends.

3. You're a sad lonely little boy who probably bullied the other kids at school and thought/thinks he's better than anyone else.

4. Can't answer number 4 but please go away.
[quote][p][bold]LeftWanting[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Waynus[/bold] wrote: Oh terrific. I seem to have lost support from my fellow posters of late, but Simon Parker has printed a report with the same views I posted earlier this week. Now I will have NO credibility left at all! To remind those that are interested, I suggested that Wycombe being a big team, we would bring Thorne back but play him alongside Conlon (instead of Boulding). I also suggested that McCall may look to play T.Clarke in midfield with Law reverting back to the right. This is to give us a bit more aerial and physical ability in midfield and also to help us at at set-pieces. Basically everything that Parker has said. Does he copy his articles from me? Is that why his match reports aren't printed until after I have posted mine? LOL Oops, I am being supercilious again? No lie, security words "beat-rest". Here's hoping, with everything crossed.[/p][/quote]Why are you very modest?[/p][/quote]Who are you? Where are you're friends? Why do you come on here? What's it feel like to be disliked so? The who, where, why, what's of our wonderful little world! I can three of the above myself, so don't bother replying..... 1. You are obviously just a lonely Huddersfield Town fan. 2. You don't have any friends. 3. You're a sad lonely little boy who probably bullied the other kids at school and thought/thinks he's better than anyone else. 4. Can't answer number 4 but please go away. Reckless

1:36am Sat 15 Nov 08

Bradford1903 says...

Waynus wrote:
Oh terrific. I seem to have lost support from my fellow posters of late, but Simon Parker has printed a report with the same views I posted earlier this week. Now I will have NO credibility left at all! To remind those that are interested, I suggested that Wycombe being a big team, we would bring Thorne back but play him alongside Conlon (instead of Boulding). I also suggested that McCall may look to play T.Clarke in midfield with Law reverting back to the right. This is to give us a bit more aerial and physical ability in midfield and also to help us at at set-pieces. Basically everything that Parker has said. Does he copy his articles from me? Is that why his match reports aren't printed until after I have posted mine? LOL Oops, I am being supercilious again? No lie, security words "beat-rest". Here's hoping, with everything crossed.
Waynus, while I agree with your team selection, I don't think it was difficult to predict that this is the 11 that McCall will probably pick.

I doubt that he will trust young Osborne in a game such as this, and you can hardly drop Conlon after recent performances.

Indeed I think Thorne plays better with Conlon, as it allows him to concentrate on putting the ball in the back of the net, while the latter does the dirty work, such as holding the ball up, and winning the flick ons.

If T Clarke does play in midfield, it'll be interesting to see how we fair with a natural holding player. I've heard people question what does Lee Bullock contribute during a game, but when he doesn't play we certainly miss him, and it's no coincidence we've been poor defensively since he's been out. Hopefully Clarke can fulfill that role.

Peter Taylor's sides have always been difficult to beat, but have lacked creativity, which is why he's never been successful at the highest level. I fear it will come down to the side who makes the least mistakes, which is not a good omen for us!

Keep it tight at the back City, and we should get something from the game, as we've got more quality than them.

[quote][p][bold]Waynus[/bold] wrote: Oh terrific. I seem to have lost support from my fellow posters of late, but Simon Parker has printed a report with the same views I posted earlier this week. Now I will have NO credibility left at all! To remind those that are interested, I suggested that Wycombe being a big team, we would bring Thorne back but play him alongside Conlon (instead of Boulding). I also suggested that McCall may look to play T.Clarke in midfield with Law reverting back to the right. This is to give us a bit more aerial and physical ability in midfield and also to help us at at set-pieces. Basically everything that Parker has said. Does he copy his articles from me? Is that why his match reports aren't printed until after I have posted mine? LOL Oops, I am being supercilious again? No lie, security words "beat-rest". Here's hoping, with everything crossed.[/p][/quote]Waynus, while I agree with your team selection, I don't think it was difficult to predict that this is the 11 that McCall will probably pick. I doubt that he will trust young Osborne in a game such as this, and you can hardly drop Conlon after recent performances. Indeed I think Thorne plays better with Conlon, as it allows him to concentrate on putting the ball in the back of the net, while the latter does the dirty work, such as holding the ball up, and winning the flick ons. If T Clarke does play in midfield, it'll be interesting to see how we fair with a natural holding player. I've heard people question what does Lee Bullock contribute during a game, but when he doesn't play we certainly miss him, and it's no coincidence we've been poor defensively since he's been out. Hopefully Clarke can fulfill that role. Peter Taylor's sides have always been difficult to beat, but have lacked creativity, which is why he's never been successful at the highest level. I fear it will come down to the side who makes the least mistakes, which is not a good omen for us! Keep it tight at the back City, and we should get something from the game, as we've got more quality than them. Bradford1903

8:39am Sat 15 Nov 08

macca1969 says...

Bradford1903 wrote:
Waynus wrote: Oh terrific. I seem to have lost support from my fellow posters of late, but Simon Parker has printed a report with the same views I posted earlier this week. Now I will have NO credibility left at all! To remind those that are interested, I suggested that Wycombe being a big team, we would bring Thorne back but play him alongside Conlon (instead of Boulding). I also suggested that McCall may look to play T.Clarke in midfield with Law reverting back to the right. This is to give us a bit more aerial and physical ability in midfield and also to help us at at set-pieces. Basically everything that Parker has said. Does he copy his articles from me? Is that why his match reports aren't printed until after I have posted mine? LOL Oops, I am being supercilious again? No lie, security words I also agree it was an easy team to select,what worries me though is if we do go in too defensively,we will lose.Although as a team we should respect Wycombe, we should also play to our strenghts which to be realistic is a more attacking style of play.If we try to play them at they style we will be picked off to win i believe we have to score first.I'm not saying we should forget defence but just be a more disciplined team collectively as against MK Dons.I fancy us to get something out of the game a win would be nice but a draw is acceptable but do us a favour city DON'T PLAY FOR IT or we will get nothing.COME ON CITY
[quote][p][bold]Bradford1903[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Waynus[/bold] wrote: Oh terrific. I seem to have lost support from my fellow posters of late, but Simon Parker has printed a report with the same views I posted earlier this week. Now I will have NO credibility left at all! To remind those that are interested, I suggested that Wycombe being a big team, we would bring Thorne back but play him alongside Conlon (instead of Boulding). I also suggested that McCall may look to play T.Clarke in midfield with Law reverting back to the right. This is to give us a bit more aerial and physical ability in midfield and also to help us at at set-pieces. Basically everything that Parker has said. Does he copy his articles from me? Is that why his match reports aren't printed until after I have posted mine? LOL Oops, I am being supercilious again? No lie, security words I also agree it was an easy team to select,what worries me though is if we do go in too defensively,we will lose.Although as a team we should respect Wycombe, we should also play to our strenghts which to be realistic is a more attacking style of play.If we try to play them at they style we will be picked off to win i believe we have to score first.I'm not saying we should forget defence but just be a more disciplined team collectively as against MK Dons.I fancy us to get something out of the game a win would be nice but a draw is acceptable but do us a favour city DON'T PLAY FOR IT or we will get nothing.COME ON CITY macca1969

9:33am Sat 15 Nov 08

delboybantam says...

macca1969 wrote:
Bradford1903 wrote: Waynus wrote: Oh terrific. I seem to have lost support from my fellow posters of late, but Simon Parker has printed a report with the same views I posted earlier this week. Now I will have NO credibility left at all! To remind those that are interested, I suggested that Wycombe being a big team, we would bring Thorne back but play him alongside Conlon (instead of Boulding). I also suggested that McCall may look to play T.Clarke in midfield with Law reverting back to the right. This is to give us a bit more aerial and physical ability in midfield and also to help us at at set-pieces. Basically everything that Parker has said. Does he copy his articles from me? Is that why his match reports aren't printed until after I have posted mine? LOL Oops, I am being supercilious again? No lie, security words I also agree it was an easy team to select,what worries me though is if we do go in too defensively,we will lose.Although as a team we should respect Wycombe, we should also play to our strenghts which to be realistic is a more attacking style of play.If we try to play them at they style we will be picked off to win i believe we have to score first.I'm not saying we should forget defence but just be a more disciplined team collectively as against MK Dons.I fancy us to get something out of the game a win would be nice but a draw is acceptable but do us a favour city DON'T PLAY FOR IT or we will get nothing.COME ON CITY I proberbly agree with you macca1969, But i just hope we don't revert to hoiking it up the field as we normally do when we come under a bit of pressure.
Any chance of predicting the score like last week so i can nip to the bookies this morning?
[quote][p][bold]macca1969[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bradford1903[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Waynus[/bold] wrote: Oh terrific. I seem to have lost support from my fellow posters of late, but Simon Parker has printed a report with the same views I posted earlier this week. Now I will have NO credibility left at all! To remind those that are interested, I suggested that Wycombe being a big team, we would bring Thorne back but play him alongside Conlon (instead of Boulding). I also suggested that McCall may look to play T.Clarke in midfield with Law reverting back to the right. This is to give us a bit more aerial and physical ability in midfield and also to help us at at set-pieces. Basically everything that Parker has said. Does he copy his articles from me? Is that why his match reports aren't printed until after I have posted mine? LOL Oops, I am being supercilious again? No lie, security words I also agree it was an easy team to select,what worries me though is if we do go in too defensively,we will lose.Although as a team we should respect Wycombe, we should also play to our strenghts which to be realistic is a more attacking style of play.If we try to play them at they style we will be picked off to win i believe we have to score first.I'm not saying we should forget defence but just be a more disciplined team collectively as against MK Dons.I fancy us to get something out of the game a win would be nice but a draw is acceptable but do us a favour city DON'T PLAY FOR IT or we will get nothing.COME ON CITY [/p][/quote]I proberbly agree with you macca1969, But i just hope we don't revert to hoiking it up the field as we normally do when we come under a bit of pressure. Any chance of predicting the score like last week so i can nip to the bookies this morning? delboybantam

10:57am Sat 15 Nov 08

Get a life says...

Waynus wrote:
Oh terrific. I seem to have lost support from my fellow posters of late, but Simon Parker has printed a report with the same views I posted earlier this week. Now I will have NO credibility left at all!

To remind those that are interested, I suggested that Wycombe being a big team, we would bring Thorne back but play him alongside Conlon (instead of Boulding). I also suggested that McCall may look to play T.Clarke in midfield with Law reverting back to the right. This is to give us a bit more aerial and physical ability in midfield and also to help us at at set-pieces. Basically everything that Parker has said.

Does he copy his articles from me? Is that why his match reports aren't printed until after I have posted mine? LOL

Oops, I am being supercilious again?

No lie, security words "beat-rest". Here's hoping, with everything crossed.
Aah but Waynus, lately you been showing frustration at McCall. A good reporter like you should avoid attacking managers.

That's one thing Simon Parker does not do, and at least you can learn from him.
[quote][p][bold]Waynus[/bold] wrote: Oh terrific. I seem to have lost support from my fellow posters of late, but Simon Parker has printed a report with the same views I posted earlier this week. Now I will have NO credibility left at all! To remind those that are interested, I suggested that Wycombe being a big team, we would bring Thorne back but play him alongside Conlon (instead of Boulding). I also suggested that McCall may look to play T.Clarke in midfield with Law reverting back to the right. This is to give us a bit more aerial and physical ability in midfield and also to help us at at set-pieces. Basically everything that Parker has said. Does he copy his articles from me? Is that why his match reports aren't printed until after I have posted mine? LOL Oops, I am being supercilious again? No lie, security words "beat-rest". Here's hoping, with everything crossed.[/p][/quote]Aah but Waynus, lately you been showing frustration at McCall. A good reporter like you should avoid attacking managers. That's one thing Simon Parker does not do, and at least you can learn from him. Get a life

11:08am Sat 15 Nov 08

Get a life says...

“Peter Taylor inherited a lot of good players when he took over from Paul Lambert and he’s also added to that with quality out of the non-league after his stint at Stevenage.

The comment above by McCall is reminiscent to WJ who was also involved in the non league for few years with Halifax. but unlike P Taylor he's recommended not one player from the non league.
Did he used to watch the game blind folded? It proves Jakes hasn't a clue in football.

“Peter Taylor inherited a lot of good players when he took over from Paul Lambert and he’s also added to that with quality out of the non-league after his stint at Stevenage. The comment above by McCall is reminiscent to WJ who was also involved in the non league for few years with Halifax. but unlike P Taylor he's recommended not one player from the non league. Did he used to watch the game blind folded? It proves Jakes hasn't a clue in football. Get a life

11:55am Sat 15 Nov 08

keeponclucking says...

Just hope we show the same spirit & ambition that we did at MK Dons. If so the points can be ours & it will be a victory for attacking football. Wycombes unbeaten record is admirable but only 14 goals scored in 15 games shows it's foundation is based on a dull approach to the beautiful game. Daley's form is the crucial factor. When he plays well the front line has a lot more buzz & potentcy about it. Fingers crossed for a good display from the team - & the ref! - hope he doesn't ruin the competitive edge to the game (watch out Baz!) in an attempt to atone for his blunder the other week.
Just hope we show the same spirit & ambition that we did at MK Dons. If so the points can be ours & it will be a victory for attacking football. Wycombes unbeaten record is admirable but only 14 goals scored in 15 games shows it's foundation is based on a dull approach to the beautiful game. Daley's form is the crucial factor. When he plays well the front line has a lot more buzz & potentcy about it. Fingers crossed for a good display from the team - & the ref! - hope he doesn't ruin the competitive edge to the game (watch out Baz!) in an attempt to atone for his blunder the other week. keeponclucking

1:15pm Sat 15 Nov 08

LeftWanting says...

Looks like a good win is on the cards to-day - If you are a Wycombe fan, otherwise a long journey home for the fans of City. Come on Wandeers.
Looks like a good win is on the cards to-day - If you are a Wycombe fan, otherwise a long journey home for the fans of City. Come on Wandeers. LeftWanting

1:34pm Sat 15 Nov 08

theviking52 says...

oh what of town, great one, you seer of results,do you see yourself walking head down from the game, caustic tears drippng slowly down your face, as you slide closer to relegation, forming puddles on the front of your, teamshirt, causing the colors to run together , turning strangely to claret and amber as you prepare to jump on board the city gravy train to the top. i'ju
oh what of town, great one, you seer of results,do you see yourself walking head down from the game, caustic tears drippng slowly down your face, as you slide closer to relegation, forming puddles on the front of your, teamshirt, causing the colors to run together , turning strangely to claret and amber as you prepare to jump on board the city gravy train to the top. i'ju theviking52

1:36pm Sat 15 Nov 08

theviking52 says...

i'm just dreaming of course re joining city train we'd revoke your ticket to ride.
i'm just dreaming of course re joining city train we'd revoke your ticket to ride. theviking52

9:19pm Sat 15 Nov 08

Reckless says...

LeftWanting wrote:
Looks like a good win is on the cards to-day - If you are a Wycombe fan, otherwise a long journey home for the fans of City. Come on Wandeers.
Here's one......

Did you hear about the Huddersfield fan who dreamed of promotion, ..... ????

Yeh by the end of the season he was still Left Wanting.
[quote][p][bold]LeftWanting[/bold] wrote: Looks like a good win is on the cards to-day - If you are a Wycombe fan, otherwise a long journey home for the fans of City. Come on Wandeers.[/p][/quote]Here's one...... Did you hear about the Huddersfield fan who dreamed of promotion, ..... ???? Yeh by the end of the season he was still Left Wanting. Reckless

12:18pm Sun 16 Nov 08

Waynus says...

Get a life wrote:
“Peter Taylor inherited a lot of good players when he took over from Paul Lambert and he’s also added to that with quality out of the non-league after his stint at Stevenage.

The comment above by McCall is reminiscent to WJ who was also involved in the non league for few years with Halifax. but unlike P Taylor he's recommended not one player from the non league.
Did he used to watch the game blind folded? It proves Jakes hasn't a clue in football.

A bit harsh!

The difference is that Peter Taylor spotted the talent himself and brought them to the club as THE MANAGER.

Jakes may, or may not have recommended players to McCall. How do you know he hasn't? McCall mayhave taken his opinion on board and decided instead to opt for experience. Can't blame Jakes for McCall's signings (or lack of signings from non-league) unless you have facts to back up your statement?
[quote][p][bold]Get a life[/bold] wrote: “Peter Taylor inherited a lot of good players when he took over from Paul Lambert and he’s also added to that with quality out of the non-league after his stint at Stevenage. The comment above by McCall is reminiscent to WJ who was also involved in the non league for few years with Halifax. but unlike P Taylor he's recommended not one player from the non league. Did he used to watch the game blind folded? It proves Jakes hasn't a clue in football. [/p][/quote]A bit harsh! The difference is that Peter Taylor spotted the talent himself and brought them to the club as THE MANAGER. Jakes may, or may not have recommended players to McCall. How do you know he hasn't? McCall mayhave taken his opinion on board and decided instead to opt for experience. Can't blame Jakes for McCall's signings (or lack of signings from non-league) unless you have facts to back up your statement? Waynus

12:23pm Sun 16 Nov 08

Waynus says...

Get a life wrote:
Waynus wrote:
Oh terrific. I seem to have lost support from my fellow posters of late, but Simon Parker has printed a report with the same views I posted earlier this week. Now I will have NO credibility left at all!

To remind those that are interested, I suggested that Wycombe being a big team, we would bring Thorne back but play him alongside Conlon (instead of Boulding). I also suggested that McCall may look to play T.Clarke in midfield with Law reverting back to the right. This is to give us a bit more aerial and physical ability in midfield and also to help us at at set-pieces. Basically everything that Parker has said.

Does he copy his articles from me? Is that why his match reports aren't printed until after I have posted mine? LOL

Oops, I am being supercilious again?

No lie, security words "beat-rest". Here's hoping, with everything crossed.
Aah but Waynus, lately you been showing frustration at McCall. A good reporter like you should avoid attacking managers.

That's one thing Simon Parker does not do, and at least you can learn from him.
I acknowledge your comments 'getalife', but firstly, I aren't a journalist. Secondly, I am a City fans (probably more so than Simon Parker) and thirdly, nobody, even McCall should be exempt from feedback/criticism when he has let us down.

I won't take back what I said about him after the Barnet debacle. He was clueless and needs to work on his tactical awareness. I don't see other managers afraid to make changes when 'plan A' hasn't worked. Why should McCall be any different?

That is coming from a City fan with his heart on his sleeve. Not someone that probably only watches City because he picks up a salary to do so.
[quote][p][bold]Get a life[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Waynus[/bold] wrote: Oh terrific. I seem to have lost support from my fellow posters of late, but Simon Parker has printed a report with the same views I posted earlier this week. Now I will have NO credibility left at all! To remind those that are interested, I suggested that Wycombe being a big team, we would bring Thorne back but play him alongside Conlon (instead of Boulding). I also suggested that McCall may look to play T.Clarke in midfield with Law reverting back to the right. This is to give us a bit more aerial and physical ability in midfield and also to help us at at set-pieces. Basically everything that Parker has said. Does he copy his articles from me? Is that why his match reports aren't printed until after I have posted mine? LOL Oops, I am being supercilious again? No lie, security words "beat-rest". Here's hoping, with everything crossed.[/p][/quote]Aah but Waynus, lately you been showing frustration at McCall. A good reporter like you should avoid attacking managers. That's one thing Simon Parker does not do, and at least you can learn from him. [/p][/quote]I acknowledge your comments 'getalife', but firstly, I aren't a journalist. Secondly, I am a City fans (probably more so than Simon Parker) and thirdly, nobody, even McCall should be exempt from feedback/criticism when he has let us down. I won't take back what I said about him after the Barnet debacle. He was clueless and needs to work on his tactical awareness. I don't see other managers afraid to make changes when 'plan A' hasn't worked. Why should McCall be any different? That is coming from a City fan with his heart on his sleeve. Not someone that probably only watches City because he picks up a salary to do so. Waynus
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