A Grim win will do, says Bullock

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Lee Bullock says the players owe the fans a rousing performance against Grimsby tomorrow to make up for their no-show at Bury Lee Bullock says the players owe the fans a rousing performance against Grimsby tomorrow to make up for their no-show at Bury

Lee Bullock will not care how scrappy it gets at Valley Parade tomorrow – as long as City emerge with a victory.

Grimsby’s visit has become a must-win game for the faltering Bantams as they try to claw back the points dropped during their mid-season stutter.

Tuesday’s depressing loss at promotion rivals Bury saw them slip down to ninth. City have not been cut adrift – they are four points off second – but desperately need a home win to revive the faltering belief among the supporters.

Straight-talking Bullock admitted the players owe the fans for letting them down big time in midweek. And he stressed that only a win tomorrow, however it is achieved, will do.

The central midfielder said: “It doesn’t matter how we play as long as we get the three points. Even if we nick a 1-0 in the last couple of minutes, the win is the only thing that counts.

Obviously you want to put on good shows and get the fans coming through the gate but sometimes you just have to grind one out and win ugly if it comes to that

Lee Bullock

“Obviously you want to put on good shows and get the fans coming through the gate but sometimes you just have to grind one out and win ugly if it comes to that.

“Hopefully come the end of the season, we’ll all be celebrating and nobody will look back and think that Grimsby was a terrible game. All they will remember is how we got the three points towards promotion.

“If they come here to frustrate us and get men behind the ball, we’ve just got to get past that. We should be used to it at home now and if takes 88 minutes to break them down, that doesn’t matter as long as we do.”

City have won just once in nine league games and the Bury defeat, watched by 1,800 away fans, dropped them out of the play-off places for the first time.

It was Bullock’s first start since damaging knee ligaments at Shrewsbury in September – but not a game he wants to remember.

He added: “Initially before the game, being back in the side was a nice feeling. But as football does, it then smacks you in the face.

“Everyone was confident after the Luton game and I’m gutted that we just didn’t perform.

“I’m not saying for one minute that we turned up thinking it would be the same as Saturday. But we didn’t win battles in enough areas and let them get on top.

“You’ve got to win the battles, beat the man you’re up against and then push on to take the chances when they come along. We didn’t do any of that at Bury and we lost ground to another team up there.

“But we’re all grown men and we can take criticism. It’s up to us to prove it was just one bad night and we are a good team.

“And the only way we can do that is go straight back out and put things right with a win.

“We’ve got two home games coming up in three days now and the table could look a lot different next Tuesday.

“The great thing is that we’ve got the chance to bounce back straight away and we’ve got to take it.

“Nobody’s going to forget about the Bury result and how we let everyone down. But we’ve got to move on now and we can do that by winning in front of our own fans.”

Improving Grimsby have picked up seven points in the last three games, including a win at leaders Wycombe.

Ivory Coast-born striker Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro has recovered from a slight hamstring strain which forced him out of the midweek draw with Dagenham and is likely to replace Peter Bore.

Midfielder Nathan Jarman, who scored the Adams Park winner, believes the Mariners can inflict more misery on City.

He said: “I remember playing in the reserves against Bradford when I was just 16 and loving it. It’s a big stadium and a big club and I just hope we can get another scalp there.

“I played up front on my own there last season and it was going well for us until a couple of defensive lapses. Their winner came right at the death.

“Hopefully we’ve eradicated that from our game. Conceding late goals was a problem but we seem to be closing games out more now.”

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8:20am Fri 30 Jan 09

macca1969 says...

It will be grim if you get to start the match again after tuesday you were light years off the pace.Lets hope we do win at all costs although i expect us to start nervously i'd like to think we can start to build some momentum now.Wholesale changes tomorrow i hope, pick your best 11 stuart then stick with them come what may and lets get the TEAM playing together again as one
It will be grim if you get to start the match again after tuesday you were light years off the pace.Lets hope we do win at all costs although i expect us to start nervously i'd like to think we can start to build some momentum now.Wholesale changes tomorrow i hope, pick your best 11 stuart then stick with them come what may and lets get the TEAM playing together again as one macca1969
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8:28am Fri 30 Jan 09

Freddy says...

Based on current form, why am I looking at TWO Draws for Grimsby and Darlington?? Despite this upbeat soundbite report/quote, from 'Bully', who I expect to be on the subs. bench at best.(Because of a poor individual,lack of match fitness,display at Bury.).

The Sky TV live broadcast on Tuesday, should help City to hold 'Darlo' to a draw.
Based on current form, why am I looking at TWO Draws for Grimsby and Darlington?? Despite this upbeat soundbite report/quote, from 'Bully', who I expect to be on the subs. bench at best.(Because of a poor individual,lack of match fitness,display at Bury.). The Sky TV live broadcast on Tuesday, should help City to hold 'Darlo' to a draw. Freddy
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8:29am Fri 30 Jan 09

YorkshireSteel says...

"If they come here to frustrate us and get men behind the ball, we’ve just got to get past that. We should be used to it at home now and if takes 88 minutes to break them down, that doesn’t matter as long as we do.” It's about time the players realised that.

I don't know about anybody else but I wouldn't care if the performance was 'grim' from now until the end of the season but it meant us getting promoted. It's time to really start grinding out results and I'm sure everyone would take 1-0's over playing well and being 'unlucky' with the results.

Get yourself fit Bully and bring some of that grit and determination back into the team.
"If they come here to frustrate us and get men behind the ball, we’ve just got to get past that. We should be used to it at home now and if takes 88 minutes to break them down, that doesn’t matter as long as we do.” It's about time the players realised that. I don't know about anybody else but I wouldn't care if the performance was 'grim' from now until the end of the season but it meant us getting promoted. It's time to really start grinding out results and I'm sure everyone would take 1-0's over playing well and being 'unlucky' with the results. Get yourself fit Bully and bring some of that grit and determination back into the team. YorkshireSteel
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8:39am Fri 30 Jan 09

BantamBoy89 says...

3 points is all we shold be looking at tomorrow, probably will be a tough game but we have brought it on ourselves.

The players owe it to the fans for a performance of a lifetime to prove to us they are capable of being in the squad and getting the points when it most matters.

The next 2 games are huge for us and 6 points is exactly what we need, to help us in the league and build the confidence of the team, aswell as our confidence in the players
3 points is all we shold be looking at tomorrow, probably will be a tough game but we have brought it on ourselves. The players owe it to the fans for a performance of a lifetime to prove to us they are capable of being in the squad and getting the points when it most matters. The next 2 games are huge for us and 6 points is exactly what we need, to help us in the league and build the confidence of the team, aswell as our confidence in the players BantamBoy89
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8:49am Fri 30 Jan 09

The Russian says...

Quote: "The players owe the fans". Christ the players are well and truely in debt when it comes to owing the fans. If they were a company they would be in liquidation by now. Bully doesn't care how scrappy the game is! That's one thing not in our players armour at the moment, scrapping. If they did that during most matches we wouldn't be where we are.
Sorry to be negative but it's the same words from a different player.
The players and management should dip in their pockets tomorrow and give every supporter £5 each for tunrning up.
Quote: "The players owe the fans". Christ the players are well and truely in debt when it comes to owing the fans. If they were a company they would be in liquidation by now. Bully doesn't care how scrappy the game is! That's one thing not in our players armour at the moment, scrapping. If they did that during most matches we wouldn't be where we are. Sorry to be negative but it's the same words from a different player. The players and management should dip in their pockets tomorrow and give every supporter £5 each for tunrning up. The Russian
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8:52am Fri 30 Jan 09

wykechris says...

three points is all that matters. Pick the best team Stuart, with everone in correct positions i.e Evans, Arnison, Lee,Rehman, O`Brien, Jones, Law, Furman, Colbeck, Thorne, Boulding

three points is all that matters. Pick the best team Stuart, with everone in correct positions i.e Evans, Arnison, Lee,Rehman, O`Brien, Jones, Law, Furman, Colbeck, Thorne, Boulding wykechris
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8:55am Fri 30 Jan 09

J4CKO says...

Just another player apologising for letting the fans down again. Yaaawn.
My advice to the players is to stop doing naff articles in the press and put Grimsby to the sword tomorrow. All getting very predictable Im afraid. Massive game tomorrow, god help us if we lose.
Just another player apologising for letting the fans down again. Yaaawn. My advice to the players is to stop doing naff articles in the press and put Grimsby to the sword tomorrow. All getting very predictable Im afraid. Massive game tomorrow, god help us if we lose. J4CKO
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8:59am Fri 30 Jan 09

BantamBoy89 says...

wykechris wrote:
three points is all that matters. Pick the best team Stuart, with everone in correct positions i.e Evans, Arnison, Lee,Rehman, O`Brien, Jones, Law, Furman, Colbeck, Thorne, Boulding
Couldn't agree more, nothing else matters other than the 3 points and we need our strongest possible squad out there, no Daley and no Conlon starting.

C'mon City we can do this!!

[quote][p][bold]wykechris[/bold] wrote: three points is all that matters. Pick the best team Stuart, with everone in correct positions i.e Evans, Arnison, Lee,Rehman, O`Brien, Jones, Law, Furman, Colbeck, Thorne, Boulding [/p][/quote]Couldn't agree more, nothing else matters other than the 3 points and we need our strongest possible squad out there, no Daley and no Conlon starting. C'mon City we can do this!! BantamBoy89
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9:26am Fri 30 Jan 09

clackett.lane says...

I agree with Jacko, just wish they would stop talking a good game in the press and then producing a different one on the pitch.
I agree with Jacko, just wish they would stop talking a good game in the press and then producing a different one on the pitch. clackett.lane
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9:59am Fri 30 Jan 09

BCFCBoothy says...

I agree with all the sentiments posted today so far - MASSIVE game.
Wykechris - I completely agree with your team and with Rehman at center back - that would also show that Stu has the stones to drop a regular.
If regulars are dropped the rest of the team worry about their own positions in the team and if they have any stones - should play out of their skins on Saturday.

Come on lads!
I agree with all the sentiments posted today so far - MASSIVE game. Wykechris - I completely agree with your team and with Rehman at center back - that would also show that Stu has the stones to drop a regular. If regulars are dropped the rest of the team worry about their own positions in the team and if they have any stones - should play out of their skins on Saturday. Come on lads! BCFCBoothy
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10:11am Fri 30 Jan 09

macca1310 says...

Come on guys, we were all dissapointed at Bury, but it's time to start again. Just the same as every week, if you have had a dissapointing result we have to go into the game with positivity.
Come on city!! 3 points!
Come on guys, we were all dissapointed at Bury, but it's time to start again. Just the same as every week, if you have had a dissapointing result we have to go into the game with positivity. Come on city!! 3 points! macca1310
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10:21am Fri 30 Jan 09

claytonbantam says...

just reading in the sun today it has a sction devoted to all 92 league clubs and it says bradford city are not looking for anyone how is this true we need a striker
just reading in the sun today it has a sction devoted to all 92 league clubs and it says bradford city are not looking for anyone how is this true we need a striker claytonbantam
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11:27am Fri 30 Jan 09

shaun from richmond says...

claytonbantam wrote:
just reading in the sun today it has a sction devoted to all 92 league clubs and it says bradford city are not looking for anyone how is this true we need a striker
Because McCall has lost the plot, and Mark Lawn doesnt know what to do.
Its a classic case of heads in the sand.......
This club is in crisis (and we should know about that!!)
We need real leadership and it aint going to come from McCall and his coaching mates!!
McCall MUST GO !!!!
[quote][p][bold]claytonbantam[/bold] wrote: just reading in the sun today it has a sction devoted to all 92 league clubs and it says bradford city are not looking for anyone how is this true we need a striker[/p][/quote]Because McCall has lost the plot, and Mark Lawn doesnt know what to do. Its a classic case of heads in the sand....... This club is in crisis (and we should know about that!!) We need real leadership and it aint going to come from McCall and his coaching mates!! McCall MUST GO !!!! shaun from richmond
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11:57am Fri 30 Jan 09

boparob says...

shaun from richmond wrote:
claytonbantam wrote: just reading in the sun today it has a sction devoted to all 92 league clubs and it says bradford city are not looking for anyone how is this true we need a striker
Because McCall has lost the plot, and Mark Lawn doesnt know what to do. Its a classic case of heads in the sand....... This club is in crisis (and we should know about that!!) We need real leadership and it aint going to come from McCall and his coaching mates!! McCall MUST GO !!!!
Shaun the sheep at it again. No problems with McCall. Players need to pull their fingers out. Either play your hearts out and show desire or you will never feature in a League One Game as a) we won't get promoted and b) no club watching will want you.

Thorne in particular take note. League 2 is no good for poachers as the delivery is usually lacking. You have to work harder and start making shots at goal instead of jogging around waiting for the ball to hit your head or foot in the six yard box.

Conlon and Boulding up front for me.
[quote][p][bold]shaun from richmond[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]claytonbantam[/bold] wrote: just reading in the sun today it has a sction devoted to all 92 league clubs and it says bradford city are not looking for anyone how is this true we need a striker[/p][/quote]Because McCall has lost the plot, and Mark Lawn doesnt know what to do. Its a classic case of heads in the sand....... This club is in crisis (and we should know about that!!) We need real leadership and it aint going to come from McCall and his coaching mates!! McCall MUST GO !!!![/p][/quote]Shaun the sheep at it again. No problems with McCall. Players need to pull their fingers out. Either play your hearts out and show desire or you will never feature in a League One Game as a) we won't get promoted and b) no club watching will want you. Thorne in particular take note. League 2 is no good for poachers as the delivery is usually lacking. You have to work harder and start making shots at goal instead of jogging around waiting for the ball to hit your head or foot in the six yard box. Conlon and Boulding up front for me. boparob
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12:03pm Fri 30 Jan 09

dannbradfc says...

shaun from richmond wrote:
claytonbantam wrote: just reading in the sun today it has a sction devoted to all 92 league clubs and it says bradford city are not looking for anyone how is this true we need a striker
Because McCall has lost the plot, and Mark Lawn doesnt know what to do. Its a classic case of heads in the sand....... This club is in crisis (and we should know about that!!) We need real leadership and it aint going to come from McCall and his coaching mates!! McCall MUST GO !!!!
No reasoning just reaction get over yourself and stop and think about what your saying. In Buddhism its called 'meaningless talk'.
[quote][p][bold]shaun from richmond[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]claytonbantam[/bold] wrote: just reading in the sun today it has a sction devoted to all 92 league clubs and it says bradford city are not looking for anyone how is this true we need a striker[/p][/quote]Because McCall has lost the plot, and Mark Lawn doesnt know what to do. Its a classic case of heads in the sand....... This club is in crisis (and we should know about that!!) We need real leadership and it aint going to come from McCall and his coaching mates!! McCall MUST GO !!!![/p][/quote]No reasoning just reaction get over yourself and stop and think about what your saying. In Buddhism its called 'meaningless talk'. dannbradfc
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12:07pm Fri 30 Jan 09

dannbradfc says...

BCFCBoothy wrote:
I agree with all the sentiments posted today so far - MASSIVE game. Wykechris - I completely agree with your team and with Rehman at center back - that would also show that Stu has the stones to drop a regular. If regulars are dropped the rest of the team worry about their own positions in the team and if they have any stones - should play out of their skins on Saturday. Come on lads!
hope we play with stones then some of our lot might be able to control it ...erm Baz, Colbeck, Clarke...

Don't get me wrong i like Colbeck and his attitude but its one side of his game he needs to keep working on as sometimes his first touch goes miles away and he needs to be fast to get it back
[quote][p][bold]BCFCBoothy[/bold] wrote: I agree with all the sentiments posted today so far - MASSIVE game. Wykechris - I completely agree with your team and with Rehman at center back - that would also show that Stu has the stones to drop a regular. If regulars are dropped the rest of the team worry about their own positions in the team and if they have any stones - should play out of their skins on Saturday. Come on lads![/p][/quote]hope we play with stones then some of our lot might be able to control it ...erm Baz, Colbeck, Clarke... Don't get me wrong i like Colbeck and his attitude but its one side of his game he needs to keep working on as sometimes his first touch goes miles away and he needs to be fast to get it back dannbradfc
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12:12pm Fri 30 Jan 09

crispy says...

stick with it guys,we will turn round and do the business,we are a quality set up
stick with it guys,we will turn round and do the business,we are a quality set up crispy
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12:14pm Fri 30 Jan 09

Soulman says...

Freddy wrote:
Based on current form, why am I looking at TWO Draws for Grimsby and Darlington?? Despite this upbeat soundbite report/quote, from 'Bully', who I expect to be on the subs. bench at best.(Because of a poor individual,lack of match fitness,display at Bury.). The Sky TV live broadcast on Tuesday, should help City to hold 'Darlo' to a draw.
Freddy wrote

The Sky TV live broadcast on Tuesday, should help City to hold 'Darlo' to a draw

Freddy, Freddy, if you turn up on tuesday all you will see are the discarded coffeee cups blowing in the wind! THE MATCH AGAINST DARLINGTON IS ON MONDAY.
[quote][p][bold]Freddy[/bold] wrote: Based on current form, why am I looking at TWO Draws for Grimsby and Darlington?? Despite this upbeat soundbite report/quote, from 'Bully', who I expect to be on the subs. bench at best.(Because of a poor individual,lack of match fitness,display at Bury.). The Sky TV live broadcast on Tuesday, should help City to hold 'Darlo' to a draw.[/p][/quote]Freddy wrote The Sky TV live broadcast on Tuesday, should help City to hold 'Darlo' to a draw Freddy, Freddy, if you turn up on tuesday all you will see are the discarded coffeee cups blowing in the wind! THE MATCH AGAINST DARLINGTON IS ON MONDAY. Soulman
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12:15pm Fri 30 Jan 09

Soulman says...

Personally i will settle for an ugly 4-0 win like the one against Morecambe. Not a great game but a good score.
Personally i will settle for an ugly 4-0 win like the one against Morecambe. Not a great game but a good score. Soulman
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12:16pm Fri 30 Jan 09

dannbradfc says...

A short while back on here some of us were deabting Bullock as a player and his role in the team. I agreed with one poster who said that he comes away from games not having noticed 'Bully' at all. I still stand by that and argued at the time that those who were suggesting he was the missing link may be mistaken. For me he's just a big lad who gets stuck-in. Definately not an attacking midfielder as both he and Stu appear to think. (Quite why he was playing i front of Eddie Johnson ex-striker!!!! last year is beyond me. Its between him and Furman for that position and i would go for Furman due to his mobility, energy and he seems to be involved throughout the game. Yes bully offers more height but is that really what we need. We should be playing o the flor with the squad we have. Plus he is just o way back and can we aford to risk such players when we are desperate for 3 points???/ Does the fact he gave this interview suggest that he is definately playing tomorrow. I hope not but if he does hope he plays well and as a defensive midfielder allowing others to get forward
A short while back on here some of us were deabting Bullock as a player and his role in the team. I agreed with one poster who said that he comes away from games not having noticed 'Bully' at all. I still stand by that and argued at the time that those who were suggesting he was the missing link may be mistaken. For me he's just a big lad who gets stuck-in. Definately not an attacking midfielder as both he and Stu appear to think. (Quite why he was playing i front of Eddie Johnson ex-striker!!!! last year is beyond me. Its between him and Furman for that position and i would go for Furman due to his mobility, energy and he seems to be involved throughout the game. Yes bully offers more height but is that really what we need. We should be playing o the flor with the squad we have. Plus he is just o way back and can we aford to risk such players when we are desperate for 3 points???/ Does the fact he gave this interview suggest that he is definately playing tomorrow. I hope not but if he does hope he plays well and as a defensive midfielder allowing others to get forward dannbradfc
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1:28pm Fri 30 Jan 09

the general 81-86 says...

shaun from richmond wrote:
claytonbantam wrote: just reading in the sun today it has a sction devoted to all 92 league clubs and it says bradford city are not looking for anyone how is this true we need a striker
Because McCall has lost the plot, and Mark Lawn doesnt know what to do. Its a classic case of heads in the sand....... This club is in crisis (and we should know about that!!) We need real leadership and it aint going to come from McCall and his coaching mates!! McCall MUST GO !!!!
Shaun ae you the most boring muppet in the world i get the impression jakes and stu must have pinched one of your sheep

To be Honest though i get the impression that alot of posters on here deep down would like to see City lose ,just to say told you so
The truth is the next two games are big for us and we need a minimum of 4 points (six would be Great)but this league a few wins takes you from 12th to 2nd ,and i belive as from saturday our run will start
Keep going Stu 95% are with you !
[quote][p][bold]shaun from richmond[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]claytonbantam[/bold] wrote: just reading in the sun today it has a sction devoted to all 92 league clubs and it says bradford city are not looking for anyone how is this true we need a striker[/p][/quote]Because McCall has lost the plot, and Mark Lawn doesnt know what to do. Its a classic case of heads in the sand....... This club is in crisis (and we should know about that!!) We need real leadership and it aint going to come from McCall and his coaching mates!! McCall MUST GO !!!![/p][/quote]Shaun ae you the most boring muppet in the world i get the impression jakes and stu must have pinched one of your sheep To be Honest though i get the impression that alot of posters on here deep down would like to see City lose ,just to say told you so The truth is the next two games are big for us and we need a minimum of 4 points (six would be Great)but this league a few wins takes you from 12th to 2nd ,and i belive as from saturday our run will start Keep going Stu 95% are with you ! the general 81-86
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1:50pm Fri 30 Jan 09

tyker says...

1.0 with a last minute goal is enough at present.

we very rarely object if we play badly and win but play badly and lose----------------
------ well watch these pages necxt week should that happen!!
1.0 with a last minute goal is enough at present. we very rarely object if we play badly and win but play badly and lose---------------- ------ well watch these pages necxt week should that happen!! tyker
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2:05pm Fri 30 Jan 09

thebrownsauceman says...

the general 81-86 wrote:
shaun from richmond wrote:
claytonbantam wrote: just reading in the sun today it has a sction devoted to all 92 league clubs and it says bradford city are not looking for anyone how is this true we need a striker
Because McCall has lost the plot, and Mark Lawn doesnt know what to do. Its a classic case of heads in the sand....... This club is in crisis (and we should know about that!!) We need real leadership and it aint going to come from McCall and his coaching mates!! McCall MUST GO !!!!
Shaun ae you the most boring muppet in the world i get the impression jakes and stu must have pinched one of your sheep To be Honest though i get the impression that alot of posters on here deep down would like to see City lose ,just to say told you so The truth is the next two games are big for us and we need a minimum of 4 points (six would be Great)but this league a few wins takes you from 12th to 2nd ,and i belive as from saturday our run will start Keep going Stu 95% are with you !
95% well even you must be doubting mccall then. shaun i totally agree with you mccall must go if we are to go up this year.

fair enough if people want us to keep a manager for a while and go up in a few years then fine but you know we need promotion this year.

i agree with the leadership thing mccall acts as a player and not a manager he needs to start acting like a leader not someone who just speaks for the team.

Also mccall said that because willy topp had left that we was going to replace him and he hasnt so far. chris ogrady was to cover throne so thats not the answer is it.

Looking back to the leeds game when we got hammered 6-1 thats when mccall lost the plot when him and andy myers where fighting on the pitch

i hope he does prove me wrong and gets us up because lawn wont sack him and i can understand his position on that. if he sacked him there would be an outcry from the rose tinted glasses wearers like the general.

i personally think we should get jacko back we need a leader, a MANAGER, and someone whos been there and done it. we are not in a financial position to be messing about with new managers but ones things for sure i will always be a city fan and lets just hope we get up this season

CTID
[quote][p][bold]the general 81-86[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]shaun from richmond[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]claytonbantam[/bold] wrote: just reading in the sun today it has a sction devoted to all 92 league clubs and it says bradford city are not looking for anyone how is this true we need a striker[/p][/quote]Because McCall has lost the plot, and Mark Lawn doesnt know what to do. Its a classic case of heads in the sand....... This club is in crisis (and we should know about that!!) We need real leadership and it aint going to come from McCall and his coaching mates!! McCall MUST GO !!!![/p][/quote]Shaun ae you the most boring muppet in the world i get the impression jakes and stu must have pinched one of your sheep To be Honest though i get the impression that alot of posters on here deep down would like to see City lose ,just to say told you so The truth is the next two games are big for us and we need a minimum of 4 points (six would be Great)but this league a few wins takes you from 12th to 2nd ,and i belive as from saturday our run will start Keep going Stu 95% are with you ! [/p][/quote]95% well even you must be doubting mccall then. shaun i totally agree with you mccall must go if we are to go up this year. fair enough if people want us to keep a manager for a while and go up in a few years then fine but you know we need promotion this year. i agree with the leadership thing mccall acts as a player and not a manager he needs to start acting like a leader not someone who just speaks for the team. Also mccall said that because willy topp had left that we was going to replace him and he hasnt so far. chris ogrady was to cover throne so thats not the answer is it. Looking back to the leeds game when we got hammered 6-1 thats when mccall lost the plot when him and andy myers where fighting on the pitch i hope he does prove me wrong and gets us up because lawn wont sack him and i can understand his position on that. if he sacked him there would be an outcry from the rose tinted glasses wearers like the general. i personally think we should get jacko back we need a leader, a MANAGER, and someone whos been there and done it. we are not in a financial position to be messing about with new managers but ones things for sure i will always be a city fan and lets just hope we get up this season CTID thebrownsauceman
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2:06pm Fri 30 Jan 09

Billybantam says...

100 percent tmora from every1. no terrible decisions by stuart. no lazy indivduals. pull togetha as a team.
REWARD THE FANS!!!
100 percent tmora from every1. no terrible decisions by stuart. no lazy indivduals. pull togetha as a team. REWARD THE FANS!!! Billybantam
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2:19pm Fri 30 Jan 09

Waynus says...

dannbradfc wrote:
A short while back on here some of us were deabting Bullock as a player and his role in the team. I agreed with one poster who said that he comes away from games not having noticed 'Bully' at all. I still stand by that and argued at the time that those who were suggesting he was the missing link may be mistaken. For me he's just a big lad who gets stuck-in. Definately not an attacking midfielder as both he and Stu appear to think. (Quite why he was playing i front of Eddie Johnson ex-striker!!!! last year is beyond me. Its between him and Furman for that position and i would go for Furman due to his mobility, energy and he seems to be involved throughout the game. Yes bully offers more height but is that really what we need. We should be playing o the flor with the squad we have. Plus he is just o way back and can we aford to risk such players when we are desperate for 3 points???/ Does the fact he gave this interview suggest that he is definately playing tomorrow. I hope not but if he does hope he plays well and as a defensive midfielder allowing others to get forward
If he does start tomorrow, I will be the one starting the chant of 'you don't know what your're doing', whilst pointing in McCall's direction. He is just coming back from a lengthy injury and shouldn't even be considered in front of Law or Furman.

However, a fully match-fit Bully is a different matter. I was one of those that had the 'debate' you refer to. The one thing I agreed with you on was his position. He is a defensive midfielder, definitely not an attacking one. You say, "not having noticed 'Bully' at all", but that is the point. Defensive midfielders DON'T get noticed. They just get about their work, breaking up play and playing simple balls to team-mates to play the 50 yard passes etc.

The only comparison I can give is the Tottenham team of the 80s. Glenn Hoddle (our McLaren LOL) could dictate a midfield with his passing. Everyone remembers him in Tottenham's midfield. However, how many can remember the hard-working player alongside him that did all the dirty work, giving Hoddle the opportunity to show his skills? I bet there aren't many that can name him.

You are right in that we should be playing the ball on the ground, fast and with aggression. On Tuesday night, Law put in a cross. It wasn't the usual 'hanger' for the keeper to come and collect. It was a zipped in cross, low that could have gone anyway. That is where we should be at our strongest, with players like Boulding and Thorne thriving.
[quote][p][bold]dannbradfc[/bold] wrote: A short while back on here some of us were deabting Bullock as a player and his role in the team. I agreed with one poster who said that he comes away from games not having noticed 'Bully' at all. I still stand by that and argued at the time that those who were suggesting he was the missing link may be mistaken. For me he's just a big lad who gets stuck-in. Definately not an attacking midfielder as both he and Stu appear to think. (Quite why he was playing i front of Eddie Johnson ex-striker!!!! last year is beyond me. Its between him and Furman for that position and i would go for Furman due to his mobility, energy and he seems to be involved throughout the game. Yes bully offers more height but is that really what we need. We should be playing o the flor with the squad we have. Plus he is just o way back and can we aford to risk such players when we are desperate for 3 points???/ Does the fact he gave this interview suggest that he is definately playing tomorrow. I hope not but if he does hope he plays well and as a defensive midfielder allowing others to get forward[/p][/quote]If he does start tomorrow, I will be the one starting the chant of 'you don't know what your're doing', whilst pointing in McCall's direction. He is just coming back from a lengthy injury and shouldn't even be considered in front of Law or Furman. However, a fully match-fit Bully is a different matter. I was one of those that had the 'debate' you refer to. The one thing I agreed with you on was his position. He is a defensive midfielder, definitely not an attacking one. You say, "not having noticed 'Bully' at all", but that is the point. Defensive midfielders DON'T get noticed. They just get about their work, breaking up play and playing simple balls to team-mates to play the 50 yard passes etc. The only comparison I can give is the Tottenham team of the 80s. Glenn Hoddle (our McLaren LOL) could dictate a midfield with his passing. Everyone remembers him in Tottenham's midfield. However, how many can remember the hard-working player alongside him that did all the dirty work, giving Hoddle the opportunity to show his skills? I bet there aren't many that can name him. You are right in that we should be playing the ball on the ground, fast and with aggression. On Tuesday night, Law put in a cross. It wasn't the usual 'hanger' for the keeper to come and collect. It was a zipped in cross, low that could have gone anyway. That is where we should be at our strongest, with players like Boulding and Thorne thriving. Waynus
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2:19pm Fri 30 Jan 09

YorkshireSteel says...

What's wrong with some of you guys? Last year we got a bit of stability back, improved the squad and this year we are challenging for promotion. Sure we would all like City to be at the top of the league several points clear but at the end of the day results can go either way it's the beauty of football. What would all you McCall doubters say if McCall read this and thought enough is enough and left the club? We'd be in a bit of a mess then especially if we couldn't get anybody in. I'm really looking forward to City going up just so I can see what your comments will be then. For sure things aren't going brilliantly at the moment but what's wrong with a bit of optimism and confidence instead of all the doom and gloom? I cannot wait to read all the negative replies about McCall and Jacobs, some of you lot are way too predictable and sound like parrots!
What's wrong with some of you guys? Last year we got a bit of stability back, improved the squad and this year we are challenging for promotion. Sure we would all like City to be at the top of the league several points clear but at the end of the day results can go either way it's the beauty of football. What would all you McCall doubters say if McCall read this and thought enough is enough and left the club? We'd be in a bit of a mess then especially if we couldn't get anybody in. I'm really looking forward to City going up just so I can see what your comments will be then. For sure things aren't going brilliantly at the moment but what's wrong with a bit of optimism and confidence instead of all the doom and gloom? I cannot wait to read all the negative replies about McCall and Jacobs, some of you lot are way too predictable and sound like parrots! YorkshireSteel
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2:35pm Fri 30 Jan 09

thebrownsauceman says...

YorkshireSteel wrote:
What's wrong with some of you guys? Last year we got a bit of stability back, improved the squad and this year we are challenging for promotion. Sure we would all like City to be at the top of the league several points clear but at the end of the day results can go either way it's the beauty of football. What would all you McCall doubters say if McCall read this and thought enough is enough and left the club? We'd be in a bit of a mess then especially if we couldn't get anybody in. I'm really looking forward to City going up just so I can see what your comments will be then. For sure things aren't going brilliantly at the moment but what's wrong with a bit of optimism and confidence instead of all the doom and gloom? I cannot wait to read all the negative replies about McCall and Jacobs, some of you lot are way too predictable and sound like parrots!
i will hold my hands up and say im wrong like ive said before i want him to prove me wrong.

your said things arnt going brilliantly at the moment but have we been brilliant much this season no i just think weve been lucky but thats my view and i hope we do go up.

the question is though what will your comments be IF and yes IF we dont go up. will you be convinced we can do it with him in charge the following season because i wont be
[quote][p][bold]YorkshireSteel[/bold] wrote: What's wrong with some of you guys? Last year we got a bit of stability back, improved the squad and this year we are challenging for promotion. Sure we would all like City to be at the top of the league several points clear but at the end of the day results can go either way it's the beauty of football. What would all you McCall doubters say if McCall read this and thought enough is enough and left the club? We'd be in a bit of a mess then especially if we couldn't get anybody in. I'm really looking forward to City going up just so I can see what your comments will be then. For sure things aren't going brilliantly at the moment but what's wrong with a bit of optimism and confidence instead of all the doom and gloom? I cannot wait to read all the negative replies about McCall and Jacobs, some of you lot are way too predictable and sound like parrots! [/p][/quote]i will hold my hands up and say im wrong like ive said before i want him to prove me wrong. your said things arnt going brilliantly at the moment but have we been brilliant much this season no i just think weve been lucky but thats my view and i hope we do go up. the question is though what will your comments be IF and yes IF we dont go up. will you be convinced we can do it with him in charge the following season because i wont be thebrownsauceman
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3:44pm Fri 30 Jan 09

tyker says...

i think i am right in saying that SM,WJ and Dw are all out of contract at teh end of the season with SM possibly linked to Rangers.

if we struggle up i think that ML will do a Richmond and say " sorry you are not good enough to take us further"

if we do not go up it will be curtains anyway for thsi trio.

I am not scertain but Jacko has not renewed his contarct and it may be that he is avialble and with Sinnott possibly still not employed we may turn to them as repalcements:2 in and 3 out would be a great way of saving on wages. There would be a shed load of players shipped out and some younger players brought in and some given more of a cahnce to prosper.

In my honest opinion SM's days are numbered one way or the other.
i think i am right in saying that SM,WJ and Dw are all out of contract at teh end of the season with SM possibly linked to Rangers. if we struggle up i think that ML will do a Richmond and say " sorry you are not good enough to take us further" if we do not go up it will be curtains anyway for thsi trio. I am not scertain but Jacko has not renewed his contarct and it may be that he is avialble and with Sinnott possibly still not employed we may turn to them as repalcements:2 in and 3 out would be a great way of saving on wages. There would be a shed load of players shipped out and some younger players brought in and some given more of a cahnce to prosper. In my honest opinion SM's days are numbered one way or the other. tyker
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4:36pm Fri 30 Jan 09

Waynus says...

tyker wrote:
i think i am right in saying that SM,WJ and Dw are all out of contract at teh end of the season with SM possibly linked to Rangers. if we struggle up i think that ML will do a Richmond and say " sorry you are not good enough to take us further" if we do not go up it will be curtains anyway for thsi trio. I am not scertain but Jacko has not renewed his contarct and it may be that he is avialble and with Sinnott possibly still not employed we may turn to them as repalcements:2 in and 3 out would be a great way of saving on wages. There would be a shed load of players shipped out and some younger players brought in and some given more of a cahnce to prosper. In my honest opinion SM's days are numbered one way or the other.
Lee Sinnott joined our nearest and dearest last week as Manager. Deacey is his number 2 again. Showing once again that an assistant may not always be a succesful manager.

Jacko was awarded a one and a half year contract at Lincoln City in Oct 2007. Therefore, unless he has signed an extension since, he will be out of contract in the Summer. If we did approach him to become the next City boss, I would like Taff back as his assistant. Another that didn't have success as a Manager, but has had plenty as assistant.
[quote][p][bold]tyker[/bold] wrote: i think i am right in saying that SM,WJ and Dw are all out of contract at teh end of the season with SM possibly linked to Rangers. if we struggle up i think that ML will do a Richmond and say " sorry you are not good enough to take us further" if we do not go up it will be curtains anyway for thsi trio. I am not scertain but Jacko has not renewed his contarct and it may be that he is avialble and with Sinnott possibly still not employed we may turn to them as repalcements:2 in and 3 out would be a great way of saving on wages. There would be a shed load of players shipped out and some younger players brought in and some given more of a cahnce to prosper. In my honest opinion SM's days are numbered one way or the other. [/p][/quote]Lee Sinnott joined our nearest and dearest last week as Manager. Deacey is his number 2 again. Showing once again that an assistant may not always be a succesful manager. Jacko was awarded a one and a half year contract at Lincoln City in Oct 2007. Therefore, unless he has signed an extension since, he will be out of contract in the Summer. If we did approach him to become the next City boss, I would like Taff back as his assistant. Another that didn't have success as a Manager, but has had plenty as assistant. Waynus
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4:37pm Fri 30 Jan 09

Freddy says...

" SOULMAN "-Baildon-- Many thanks for your correction of my error. I looked at the old fixture list,instead of the latest revised list on 'City's' Web-Site. As I am hoping to travel up for the match-ON MONDAY!!!- You have saved me considerable embarrassment,not to mention expense.
I made the same error travelling down to an MK Dons/City match a few Seasons ago on a Saturday. It had been changed, and played on Friday night!.
I was the only one in the car park!!!. (In my defence -I had been out of the country and had just returned back home on Friday Night!)

ONCE AGAIN, MANY THANKS--"SOULMAN"

Just wondering how we will all feel and react/comment, on Tuesday next week;(VERY COLD SIBERIAN EASTERLY WINDS COMING)-If 'CITY' have won both matches??!!With 6 more Points.

Players will need gloves/thermal underwear/two shirts/thermal lined boots and balaclavas!. So we don't know whose playing or scored!.LOL.
" SOULMAN "-Baildon-- Many thanks for your correction of my error. I looked at the old fixture list,instead of the latest revised list on 'City's' Web-Site. As I am hoping to travel up for the match-ON MONDAY!!!- You have saved me considerable embarrassment,not to mention expense. I made the same error travelling down to an MK Dons/City match a few Seasons ago on a Saturday. It had been changed, and played on Friday night!. I was the only one in the car park!!!. (In my defence -I had been out of the country and had just returned back home on Friday Night!) ONCE AGAIN, MANY THANKS--"SOULMAN" Just wondering how we will all feel and react/comment, on Tuesday next week;(VERY COLD SIBERIAN EASTERLY WINDS COMING)-If 'CITY' have won both matches??!!With 6 more Points. Players will need gloves/thermal underwear/two shirts/thermal lined boots and balaclavas!. So we don't know whose playing or scored!.LOL. Freddy
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4:40pm Fri 30 Jan 09

gspot says...

i'm looking forward to hearing the team tomorrow as much as the match itself....if Sm doesn't stand by his comments from the other night then i can see some fans letting theirs concerns be heard unfortunately but my argument against is thin to be fair. This si the time to pick the best team and stick with it until end of season mine would be:

Evans
Rehman (RB) Arnison is poor
Lee
Clarke
OB

Colbeck
Law
Furman
Jones

Thorne
Boulding

..if its the same team as Tuesday then gos help SM!!

COME ON CITY
i'm looking forward to hearing the team tomorrow as much as the match itself....if Sm doesn't stand by his comments from the other night then i can see some fans letting theirs concerns be heard unfortunately but my argument against is thin to be fair. This si the time to pick the best team and stick with it until end of season mine would be: Evans Rehman (RB) Arnison is poor Lee Clarke OB Colbeck Law Furman Jones Thorne Boulding ..if its the same team as Tuesday then gos help SM!! COME ON CITY gspot
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5:04pm Fri 30 Jan 09

Waynus says...

Freddy wrote:
" SOULMAN "-Baildon-- Many thanks for your correction of my error. I looked at the old fixture list,instead of the latest revised list on 'City's' Web-Site. As I am hoping to travel up for the match-ON MONDAY!!!- You have saved me considerable embarrassment,not to mention expense. I made the same error travelling down to an MK Dons/City match a few Seasons ago on a Saturday. It had been changed, and played on Friday night!. I was the only one in the car park!!!. (In my defence -I had been out of the country and had just returned back home on Friday Night!) ONCE AGAIN, MANY THANKS--"SOULMAN" Just wondering how we will all feel and react/comment, on Tuesday next week;(VERY COLD SIBERIAN EASTERLY WINDS COMING)-If 'CITY' have won both matches??!!With 6 more Points. Players will need gloves/thermal underwear/two shirts/thermal lined boots and balaclavas!. So we don't know whose playing or scored!.LOL.
Freddy

It was Friday 8 October 2004. At least we won the game, 2-1. If I remember rightly, Bower scored and we won the game in the last minute through Dele Adebola!
[quote][p][bold]Freddy[/bold] wrote: " SOULMAN "-Baildon-- Many thanks for your correction of my error. I looked at the old fixture list,instead of the latest revised list on 'City's' Web-Site. As I am hoping to travel up for the match-ON MONDAY!!!- You have saved me considerable embarrassment,not to mention expense. I made the same error travelling down to an MK Dons/City match a few Seasons ago on a Saturday. It had been changed, and played on Friday night!. I was the only one in the car park!!!. (In my defence -I had been out of the country and had just returned back home on Friday Night!) ONCE AGAIN, MANY THANKS--"SOULMAN" Just wondering how we will all feel and react/comment, on Tuesday next week;(VERY COLD SIBERIAN EASTERLY WINDS COMING)-If 'CITY' have won both matches??!!With 6 more Points. Players will need gloves/thermal underwear/two shirts/thermal lined boots and balaclavas!. So we don't know whose playing or scored!.LOL.[/p][/quote]Freddy It was Friday 8 October 2004. At least we won the game, 2-1. If I remember rightly, Bower scored and we won the game in the last minute through Dele Adebola! Waynus
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5:42pm Fri 30 Jan 09

Prisoner Cell Block A says...

When we do end up getting promoted this season I'll bet there are plenty of name changes on here and very recognisable comments coming from unrecognisable usernames.

We have the right guy in charge, the best supporters in the lower leagues(apart from about 7 or 8 on here :D ) the best chairmen the club has ever had, three front men in double figures, two of whom have only really played half the matches if you take into account their minutes on the pitch and are only 4 points of second palce with the team in first place only just in front of that. And all that has been achieved without playing particularly well, if we were actually to have learned from tuesday and manage to put in three or four top class performances and take maximum points, what will the comments be then? I'm not a rose-tinted sort of guy but for a bust club to be where we are with the chance of auto promotion well within our grasp will do me fine thank you. If come Easter we have dropped to below mid-table with no hope in sight then please remind me of this post, but until either then, or a failure come the final kick of the season I think we need to take a positive attitude as fans, I think the team needs to respond to Tuesdays's pathetic attempt and prove to us we are right to believe, and I think Stu needs to grow a bigger pair of cojonnes and give those who need it a big shock by either dropping em, or laying into them before during and after each match.
When we do end up getting promoted this season I'll bet there are plenty of name changes on here and very recognisable comments coming from unrecognisable usernames. We have the right guy in charge, the best supporters in the lower leagues(apart from about 7 or 8 on here :D ) the best chairmen the club has ever had, three front men in double figures, two of whom have only really played half the matches if you take into account their minutes on the pitch and are only 4 points of second palce with the team in first place only just in front of that. And all that has been achieved without playing particularly well, if we were actually to have learned from tuesday and manage to put in three or four top class performances and take maximum points, what will the comments be then? I'm not a rose-tinted sort of guy but for a bust club to be where we are with the chance of auto promotion well within our grasp will do me fine thank you. If come Easter we have dropped to below mid-table with no hope in sight then please remind me of this post, but until either then, or a failure come the final kick of the season I think we need to take a positive attitude as fans, I think the team needs to respond to Tuesdays's pathetic attempt and prove to us we are right to believe, and I think Stu needs to grow a bigger pair of cojonnes and give those who need it a big shock by either dropping em, or laying into them before during and after each match. Prisoner Cell Block A
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5:51pm Fri 30 Jan 09

Freddy says...

"Waynus" Thanks - you have reminded me of the time. I new the result, obtained from a grumpy groundsman at MKDons!. It was the one thought that helped me during the long drive back!.
Is Dele Adebola still going-is he any good? Can we sign him for tomorrow? LOL.
Has your insider at the Club got any news of a STRIKER signing for tomorrow?. Will he be paraded before the match-put on the subs.bench?? DREAM-ON! LOL.
"earn-hope" How prophetic is that!?.
"Waynus" Thanks - you have reminded me of the time. I new the result, obtained from a grumpy groundsman at MKDons!. It was the one thought that helped me during the long drive back!. Is Dele Adebola still going-is he any good? Can we sign him for tomorrow? LOL. Has your insider at the Club got any news of a STRIKER signing for tomorrow?. Will he be paraded before the match-put on the subs.bench?? DREAM-ON! LOL. "earn-hope" How prophetic is that!?. Freddy
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6:25pm Fri 30 Jan 09

macca1969 says...

shaun from richmond wrote:
claytonbantam wrote: just reading in the sun today it has a sction devoted to all 92 league clubs and it says bradford city are not looking for anyone how is this true we need a striker
Because McCall has lost the plot, and Mark Lawn doesnt know what to do. Its a classic case of heads in the sand....... This club is in crisis (and we should know about that!!) We need real leadership and it aint going to come from McCall and his coaching mates!! McCall MUST GO !!!!
You muppets do you really belive what that rag prints.Do you know of some big pot of money for stuart to make a striker signing.For the last time WE HAVE NO MONEY.Where the hell have you been for the last 7 years.Its more likely SM will wait for the window to close and then see what is available in the loan market when clubs have bought and may have a surplus.We couldn't even match the wages Bury were offering Bishop never mind pay a fee on top.Its time you lot got behind the manager for the long haul because without a lot of cash, progress will be slow even if fergie was manager and Venger his number 2.If lawn does sack stuart because of fan pressure maybe you could sell ya sheep and apply for the job yourself.
[quote][p][bold]shaun from richmond[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]claytonbantam[/bold] wrote: just reading in the sun today it has a sction devoted to all 92 league clubs and it says bradford city are not looking for anyone how is this true we need a striker[/p][/quote]Because McCall has lost the plot, and Mark Lawn doesnt know what to do. Its a classic case of heads in the sand....... This club is in crisis (and we should know about that!!) We need real leadership and it aint going to come from McCall and his coaching mates!! McCall MUST GO !!!![/p][/quote]You muppets do you really belive what that rag prints.Do you know of some big pot of money for stuart to make a striker signing.For the last time WE HAVE NO MONEY.Where the hell have you been for the last 7 years.Its more likely SM will wait for the window to close and then see what is available in the loan market when clubs have bought and may have a surplus.We couldn't even match the wages Bury were offering Bishop never mind pay a fee on top.Its time you lot got behind the manager for the long haul because without a lot of cash, progress will be slow even if fergie was manager and Venger his number 2.If lawn does sack stuart because of fan pressure maybe you could sell ya sheep and apply for the job yourself. macca1969
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6:31pm Fri 30 Jan 09

macca1969 says...

Waynus you said you weren't trying to sack McCall well for a start i don't think you do the hiring or firing and secondly you said he should go now which to my mind says he should be sacked.Also where do you and everyone esle get your facts that we have the biggest budget in the league,this is just speculation not fact as bury proved by paying Bishop twice what we do our top player.We have no records of what any club has to spend even our own all Mark Lawn said was that we have now got a bigger budget in place than we have had for several years.If you know the exact figures of city and the other23 clubs budget please share them with us it would be very interesting.sec word come-hard lol shame wifes in london for the weekend
Waynus you said you weren't trying to sack McCall well for a start i don't think you do the hiring or firing and secondly you said he should go now which to my mind says he should be sacked.Also where do you and everyone esle get your facts that we have the biggest budget in the league,this is just speculation not fact as bury proved by paying Bishop twice what we do our top player.We have no records of what any club has to spend even our own all Mark Lawn said was that we have now got a bigger budget in place than we have had for several years.If you know the exact figures of city and the other23 clubs budget please share them with us it would be very interesting.sec word come-hard lol shame wifes in london for the weekend macca1969
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7:00pm Fri 30 Jan 09

Spenvalleyspartan says...

Lets just get out of the blocks quickly tomorrow! No bloody slow starts please. Lets play we an urgency and make it uncomfortable for the cod heads! No long balls! Keep it on the deck. Plenty of movement off the ball finding space. Work hard! Drop Daley. Start with Boulding and Thorne and bring Conlon on later as a battering ram! Midfield of Law,McClaren,Furman and Jones! Gotta start being ruthless. No more margain for error anymore. Save our season! Pay back the fans! Its overdue!
Lets just get out of the blocks quickly tomorrow! No bloody slow starts please. Lets play we an urgency and make it uncomfortable for the cod heads! No long balls! Keep it on the deck. Plenty of movement off the ball finding space. Work hard! Drop Daley. Start with Boulding and Thorne and bring Conlon on later as a battering ram! Midfield of Law,McClaren,Furman and Jones! Gotta start being ruthless. No more margain for error anymore. Save our season! Pay back the fans! Its overdue! Spenvalleyspartan
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7:12pm Fri 30 Jan 09

Freddy says...

Scunthorpe have failed in their third bid for Gateshead STRIKER Lee Novak (20).
News of this nature intrigues me, to wonder what Gateshead want for the player.
Also, for Scunthorpe to rate him, by making 3 bids, further raises my interest.
I still think 'City' need a Striker, and I would suggest that this matter, could be worth investigating?. Could we look at a loan?;as it is too late to sign a player. Although the transfer deadline is Monday 02/02/09.
Scunthorpe have failed in their third bid for Gateshead STRIKER Lee Novak (20). News of this nature intrigues me, to wonder what Gateshead want for the player. Also, for Scunthorpe to rate him, by making 3 bids, further raises my interest. I still think 'City' need a Striker, and I would suggest that this matter, could be worth investigating?. Could we look at a loan?;as it is too late to sign a player. Although the transfer deadline is Monday 02/02/09. Freddy
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7:40pm Fri 30 Jan 09

the general 81-86 says...

tyker wrote:
i think i am right in saying that SM,WJ and Dw are all out of contract at teh end of the season with SM possibly linked to Rangers. if we struggle up i think that ML will do a Richmond and say You have not posted for around 4 hours Tyker have you been out train spotting.
I belive you spout opinions and comments for the sake of it ,just to get excited when someone does or does not agree with you as you must sit watching this site 12 hours a day

You mention Jacko , i feel he has a lot more to give Lincoln after how they helped him get through his illness and has stated this to the press
You also mention Sinnott ,i watch farsley as my 2nd club and when he left the fans at farsley were quite happy he had gone, alot would say he was a lucky mangager been in the right place at the right time ,and maybe this was proved to be at port vale
I would like Lawn to come out now and give Stuart a new contract now !as most City fans know he his the man to take us forward-copy
So come May when we go up you will be able to give us new honest opinions on what a good job Stu did .
[quote][p][bold]tyker[/bold] wrote: i think i am right in saying that SM,WJ and Dw are all out of contract at teh end of the season with SM possibly linked to Rangers. if we struggle up i think that ML will do a Richmond and say You have not posted for around 4 hours Tyker have you been out train spotting. I belive you spout opinions and comments for the sake of it ,just to get excited when someone does or does not agree with you as you must sit watching this site 12 hours a day You mention Jacko , i feel he has a lot more to give Lincoln after how they helped him get through his illness and has stated this to the press You also mention Sinnott ,i watch farsley as my 2nd club and when he left the fans at farsley were quite happy he had gone, alot would say he was a lucky mangager been in the right place at the right time ,and maybe this was proved to be at port vale I would like Lawn to come out now and give Stuart a new contract now !as most City fans know he his the man to take us forward-copy So come May when we go up you will be able to give us new honest opinions on what a good job Stu did . the general 81-86
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7:46pm Fri 30 Jan 09

StaffsBantam says...

General:
Lawn has already offered SM an extended contract, but he hasn't signed it yet! He did say that he would be sitting down with Lawn & looking at it "before the end of January". Not long then Stu!
General: Lawn has already offered SM an extended contract, but he hasn't signed it yet! He did say that he would be sitting down with Lawn & looking at it "before the end of January". Not long then Stu! StaffsBantam
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7:55pm Fri 30 Jan 09

StaffsBantam says...

I'm going to re-phrase that, as it sounds as if SM doesn't want to sign, and I know I will be picked up on it. Lawn & Rhodes have told Stu that they want him here for years to come, and want him to sit down & discuss a new contract. Stu said he hoped to do it by the end of Jan.
I'm going to re-phrase that, as it sounds as if SM doesn't want to sign, and I know I will be picked up on it. Lawn & Rhodes have told Stu that they want him here for years to come, and want him to sit down & discuss a new contract. Stu said he hoped to do it by the end of Jan. StaffsBantam
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8:46pm Fri 30 Jan 09

StaffsBantam says...

By the way, regarding Jackson, he has recently signed a contract extension at Lincoln until 2011.
By the way, regarding Jackson, he has recently signed a contract extension at Lincoln until 2011. StaffsBantam
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9:44pm Fri 30 Jan 09

gspot says...

Prisoner Cell Block A wrote:
When we do end up getting promoted this season I'll bet there are plenty of name changes on here and very recognisable comments coming from unrecognisable usernames. We have the right guy in charge, the best supporters in the lower leagues(apart from about 7 or 8 on here :D ) the best chairmen the club has ever had, three front men in double figures, two of whom have only really played half the matches if you take into account their minutes on the pitch and are only 4 points of second palce with the team in first place only just in front of that. And all that has been achieved without playing particularly well, if we were actually to have learned from tuesday and manage to put in three or four top class performances and take maximum points, what will the comments be then? I'm not a rose-tinted sort of guy but for a bust club to be where we are with the chance of auto promotion well within our grasp will do me fine thank you. If come Easter we have dropped to below mid-table with no hope in sight then please remind me of this post, but until either then, or a failure come the final kick of the season I think we need to take a positive attitude as fans, I think the team needs to respond to Tuesdays's pathetic attempt and prove to us we are right to believe, and I think Stu needs to grow a bigger pair of cojonnes and give those who need it a big shock by either dropping em, or laying into them before during and after each match.
probably the best post i've read on here!!! Nice one
[quote][p][bold]Prisoner Cell Block A[/bold] wrote: When we do end up getting promoted this season I'll bet there are plenty of name changes on here and very recognisable comments coming from unrecognisable usernames. We have the right guy in charge, the best supporters in the lower leagues(apart from about 7 or 8 on here :D ) the best chairmen the club has ever had, three front men in double figures, two of whom have only really played half the matches if you take into account their minutes on the pitch and are only 4 points of second palce with the team in first place only just in front of that. And all that has been achieved without playing particularly well, if we were actually to have learned from tuesday and manage to put in three or four top class performances and take maximum points, what will the comments be then? I'm not a rose-tinted sort of guy but for a bust club to be where we are with the chance of auto promotion well within our grasp will do me fine thank you. If come Easter we have dropped to below mid-table with no hope in sight then please remind me of this post, but until either then, or a failure come the final kick of the season I think we need to take a positive attitude as fans, I think the team needs to respond to Tuesdays's pathetic attempt and prove to us we are right to believe, and I think Stu needs to grow a bigger pair of cojonnes and give those who need it a big shock by either dropping em, or laying into them before during and after each match. [/p][/quote]probably the best post i've read on here!!! Nice one gspot
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9:58pm Fri 30 Jan 09

macca1969 says...

Prisoner Cell Block A wrote:
When we do end up getting promoted this season I'll bet there are plenty of name changes on here and very recognisable comments coming from unrecognisable usernames. We have the right guy in charge, the best supporters in the lower leagues(apart from about 7 or 8 on here :D ) the best chairmen the club has ever had, three front men in double figures, two of whom have only really played half the matches if you take into account their minutes on the pitch and are only 4 points of second palce with the team in first place only just in front of that. And all that has been achieved without playing particularly well, if we were actually to have learned from tuesday and manage to put in three or four top class performances and take maximum points, what will the comments be then? I'm not a rose-tinted sort of guy but for a bust club to be where we are with the chance of auto promotion well within our grasp will do me fine thank you. If come Easter we have dropped to below mid-table with no hope in sight then please remind me of this post, but until either then, or a failure come the final kick of the season I think we need to take a positive attitude as fans, I think the team needs to respond to Tuesdays's pathetic attempt and prove to us we are right to believe, and I think Stu needs to grow a bigger pair of cojonnes and give those who need it a big shock by either dropping em, or laying into them before during and after each match.
SPOT ON PRISONER JUST WISH ALL THE FICKLE FANS WOULD GET BEHIND HIM,NO ONE SAID IT WAS EASY FOLLOWING CITY SOLID FOUNDATIONS LAST LONGER
[quote][p][bold]Prisoner Cell Block A[/bold] wrote: When we do end up getting promoted this season I'll bet there are plenty of name changes on here and very recognisable comments coming from unrecognisable usernames. We have the right guy in charge, the best supporters in the lower leagues(apart from about 7 or 8 on here :D ) the best chairmen the club has ever had, three front men in double figures, two of whom have only really played half the matches if you take into account their minutes on the pitch and are only 4 points of second palce with the team in first place only just in front of that. And all that has been achieved without playing particularly well, if we were actually to have learned from tuesday and manage to put in three or four top class performances and take maximum points, what will the comments be then? I'm not a rose-tinted sort of guy but for a bust club to be where we are with the chance of auto promotion well within our grasp will do me fine thank you. If come Easter we have dropped to below mid-table with no hope in sight then please remind me of this post, but until either then, or a failure come the final kick of the season I think we need to take a positive attitude as fans, I think the team needs to respond to Tuesdays's pathetic attempt and prove to us we are right to believe, and I think Stu needs to grow a bigger pair of cojonnes and give those who need it a big shock by either dropping em, or laying into them before during and after each match. [/p][/quote]SPOT ON PRISONER JUST WISH ALL THE FICKLE FANS WOULD GET BEHIND HIM,NO ONE SAID IT WAS EASY FOLLOWING CITY SOLID FOUNDATIONS LAST LONGER macca1969
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10:26pm Fri 30 Jan 09

Get a life says...

I just hope the fans come to support the team and not to vent their anger tomorrow.

Football's a funny old game, just when you think everything's OK,you get kicked in the teeth and when every things falling apart, you go on a good run.

Remember the 10 win in a row back in the eighty's.

Stuart and the players needs 13'000 arms over their shoulders at this moment in time.
I just hope the fans come to support the team and not to vent their anger tomorrow. Football's a funny old game, just when you think everything's OK,you get kicked in the teeth and when every things falling apart, you go on a good run. Remember the 10 win in a row back in the eighty's. Stuart and the players needs 13'000 arms over their shoulders at this moment in time. Get a life
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10:49pm Fri 30 Jan 09

Get a life says...

My team for tomorrow would be:

Evans,
Arnison, Lee, Rehman, O'Brien
Furman, McLaren, Law
Jones, Thorn, Boulding.

Subs:Colbeck, O'Grady, Daley, Clarke, Nix

McCall has said that every player is playing for their places so he needs to prove them by dropping the flops to the bottom of the pack and let them work their way up through the reserves.
We need three man midfield for tomorrow because Grimsby will play five man midfield and sit back.
Colbeck and Bullock aren't 100% match fit yet and needs few more reserve games.
We also need to go for younger and more energetic players i.e. Furman , Law, Nix and Colbeck.

Plan B would be Colbeck for Jones, O'Grady for Thorn, Daley for McLaren.

My team for tomorrow would be: Evans, Arnison, Lee, Rehman, O'Brien Furman, McLaren, Law Jones, Thorn, Boulding. Subs:Colbeck, O'Grady, Daley, Clarke, Nix McCall has said that every player is playing for their places so he needs to prove them by dropping the flops to the bottom of the pack and let them work their way up through the reserves. We need three man midfield for tomorrow because Grimsby will play five man midfield and sit back. Colbeck and Bullock aren't 100% match fit yet and needs few more reserve games. We also need to go for younger and more energetic players i.e. Furman , Law, Nix and Colbeck. Plan B would be Colbeck for Jones, O'Grady for Thorn, Daley for McLaren. Get a life
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1:41am Sat 31 Jan 09

Waynus says...

Get a life wrote:
I just hope the fans come to support the team and not to vent their anger tomorrow.

Football's a funny old game, just when you think everything's OK,you get kicked in the teeth and when every things falling apart, you go on a good run.

Remember the 10 win in a row back in the eighty's.

Stuart and the players needs 13'000 arms over their shoulders at this moment in time.
The fans will get behind the team as they always do. However, if things still going pear-shaped, restlessness will creap in and that is when support will wain.

You refer to the 10 in a row. We haven't been able to string back to back home wins since September. What makes you think we could 'go on a run'?

Finally, I agree out of form players and those that aren't fit should play in the reserves. Unfortunately, we don't have another game for over three weeks! What, if anything, can be done about it?
[quote][p][bold]Get a life[/bold] wrote: I just hope the fans come to support the team and not to vent their anger tomorrow. Football's a funny old game, just when you think everything's OK,you get kicked in the teeth and when every things falling apart, you go on a good run. Remember the 10 win in a row back in the eighty's. Stuart and the players needs 13'000 arms over their shoulders at this moment in time. [/p][/quote]The fans will get behind the team as they always do. However, if things still going pear-shaped, restlessness will creap in and that is when support will wain. You refer to the 10 in a row. We haven't been able to string back to back home wins since September. What makes you think we could 'go on a run'? Finally, I agree out of form players and those that aren't fit should play in the reserves. Unfortunately, we don't have another game for over three weeks! What, if anything, can be done about it? Waynus
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1:46am Sat 31 Jan 09

Waynus says...

Freddy wrote:
"Waynus" Thanks - you have reminded me of the time. I new the result, obtained from a grumpy groundsman at MKDons!. It was the one thought that helped me during the long drive back!.
Is Dele Adebola still going-is he any good? Can we sign him for tomorrow? LOL.
Has your insider at the Club got any news of a STRIKER signing for tomorrow?. Will he be paraded before the match-put on the subs.bench?? DREAM-ON! LOL.
"earn-hope" How prophetic is that!?.
We have no chance. Another player that gets better with age, not too dis-similar to Windass.

He currently plays for Bristol City in the Championship and in 40 appearances has scored 11 goals.
[quote][p][bold]Freddy[/bold] wrote: "Waynus" Thanks - you have reminded me of the time. I new the result, obtained from a grumpy groundsman at MKDons!. It was the one thought that helped me during the long drive back!. Is Dele Adebola still going-is he any good? Can we sign him for tomorrow? LOL. Has your insider at the Club got any news of a STRIKER signing for tomorrow?. Will he be paraded before the match-put on the subs.bench?? DREAM-ON! LOL. "earn-hope" How prophetic is that!?.[/p][/quote]We have no chance. Another player that gets better with age, not too dis-similar to Windass. He currently plays for Bristol City in the Championship and in 40 appearances has scored 11 goals. Waynus
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2:10am Sat 31 Jan 09

Waynus says...

macca1969 wrote:
Waynus you said you weren't trying to sack McCall well for a start i don't think you do the hiring or firing and secondly you said he should go now which to my mind says he should be sacked.Also where do you and everyone esle get your facts that we have the biggest budget in the league,this is just speculation not fact as bury proved by paying Bishop twice what we do our top player.We have no records of what any club has to spend even our own all Mark Lawn said was that we have now got a bigger budget in place than we have had for several years.If you know the exact figures of city and the other23 clubs budget please share them with us it would be very interesting.sec word come-hard lol shame wifes in london for the weekend
Like I said in the post, 'if I was doing the firing, he would be gone after Tuesday night's final straw'. However, as you pointed out, I am not in a position to do the sacking. I haven't tried to force my opinion down others' throats, simply gave my thoughts on what I believe and why. I haven't written to Lawn or anyone else with the club, so please tell me how I have tried to get him sacked?

Personally, and it is just my personal opinion, I haven't seen enough from him to suggest he can turn things around and take us forward. That doesn't deserve the aggressive posts from you of late. We don't agree, but in 38 years, have there been many times that we have??

Finally, can you point out where I have said we have the biggest budget? I know you have become a 'rambo-esque' style poster of late, but don't try putting words in my mouth that I haven't said.

Only recently, when talk of Bishop was first made public, it was I that stated we didn't have those kinds of funds available for players. I was the one that reminded some on here that we are still paying out large rent payments and only get franchise money from the bars and shop.

The only mention of funds from me recently was that Lawn had made it public, just after the extended loan signings of Jones and Law, that there was a small amount of money left for McCall to spend should he so desire. This could be on a free transfer or a small (and I am talking less than £50k) fee for a player.
In addition, McCall and Lawn have publicly announced that we would be bringing a permanent striker to the club in direct replacement of Topp.

No other mention of money from me, so get down off your high horse.
[quote][p][bold]macca1969[/bold] wrote: Waynus you said you weren't trying to sack McCall well for a start i don't think you do the hiring or firing and secondly you said he should go now which to my mind says he should be sacked.Also where do you and everyone esle get your facts that we have the biggest budget in the league,this is just speculation not fact as bury proved by paying Bishop twice what we do our top player.We have no records of what any club has to spend even our own all Mark Lawn said was that we have now got a bigger budget in place than we have had for several years.If you know the exact figures of city and the other23 clubs budget please share them with us it would be very interesting.sec word come-hard lol shame wifes in london for the weekend[/p][/quote]Like I said in the post, 'if I was doing the firing, he would be gone after Tuesday night's final straw'. However, as you pointed out, I am not in a position to do the sacking. I haven't tried to force my opinion down others' throats, simply gave my thoughts on what I believe and why. I haven't written to Lawn or anyone else with the club, so please tell me how I have tried to get him sacked? Personally, and it is just my personal opinion, I haven't seen enough from him to suggest he can turn things around and take us forward. That doesn't deserve the aggressive posts from you of late. We don't agree, but in 38 years, have there been many times that we have?? Finally, can you point out where I have said we have the biggest budget? I know you have become a 'rambo-esque' style poster of late, but don't try putting words in my mouth that I haven't said. Only recently, when talk of Bishop was first made public, it was I that stated we didn't have those kinds of funds available for players. I was the one that reminded some on here that we are still paying out large rent payments and only get franchise money from the bars and shop. The only mention of funds from me recently was that Lawn had made it public, just after the extended loan signings of Jones and Law, that there was a small amount of money left for McCall to spend should he so desire. This could be on a free transfer or a small (and I am talking less than £50k) fee for a player. In addition, McCall and Lawn have publicly announced that we would be bringing a permanent striker to the club in direct replacement of Topp. No other mention of money from me, so get down off your high horse. Waynus
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3:36am Sat 31 Jan 09

Bradford1903 says...

gspot wrote:
Prisoner Cell Block A wrote: When we do end up getting promoted this season I'll bet there are plenty of name changes on here and very recognisable comments coming from unrecognisable usernames. We have the right guy in charge, the best supporters in the lower leagues(apart from about 7 or 8 on here :D ) the best chairmen the club has ever had, three front men in double figures, two of whom have only really played half the matches if you take into account their minutes on the pitch and are only 4 points of second palce with the team in first place only just in front of that. And all that has been achieved without playing particularly well, if we were actually to have learned from tuesday and manage to put in three or four top class performances and take maximum points, what will the comments be then? I'm not a rose-tinted sort of guy but for a bust club to be where we are with the chance of auto promotion well within our grasp will do me fine thank you. If come Easter we have dropped to below mid-table with no hope in sight then please remind me of this post, but until either then, or a failure come the final kick of the season I think we need to take a positive attitude as fans, I think the team needs to respond to Tuesdays's pathetic attempt and prove to us we are right to believe, and I think Stu needs to grow a bigger pair of cojonnes and give those who need it a big shock by either dropping em, or laying into them before during and after each match.
probably the best post i've read on here!!! Nice one
I'll second that, good post, just hope you are right!
[quote][p][bold]gspot[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Prisoner Cell Block A[/bold] wrote: When we do end up getting promoted this season I'll bet there are plenty of name changes on here and very recognisable comments coming from unrecognisable usernames. We have the right guy in charge, the best supporters in the lower leagues(apart from about 7 or 8 on here :D ) the best chairmen the club has ever had, three front men in double figures, two of whom have only really played half the matches if you take into account their minutes on the pitch and are only 4 points of second palce with the team in first place only just in front of that. And all that has been achieved without playing particularly well, if we were actually to have learned from tuesday and manage to put in three or four top class performances and take maximum points, what will the comments be then? I'm not a rose-tinted sort of guy but for a bust club to be where we are with the chance of auto promotion well within our grasp will do me fine thank you. If come Easter we have dropped to below mid-table with no hope in sight then please remind me of this post, but until either then, or a failure come the final kick of the season I think we need to take a positive attitude as fans, I think the team needs to respond to Tuesdays's pathetic attempt and prove to us we are right to believe, and I think Stu needs to grow a bigger pair of cojonnes and give those who need it a big shock by either dropping em, or laying into them before during and after each match. [/p][/quote]probably the best post i've read on here!!! Nice one[/p][/quote]I'll second that, good post, just hope you are right! Bradford1903
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3:59am Sat 31 Jan 09

Bradford1903 says...

wykechris wrote:
three points is all that matters. Pick the best team Stuart, with everone in correct positions i.e Evans, Arnison, Lee,Rehman, O`Brien, Jones, Law, Furman, Colbeck, Thorne, Boulding
Don't disagree with your selection, but can Jones play on the left wing? In recent home games, when he has switched positions with Daley midway through the game, he has looked uncomfortable on the left. I suppose there's only one way to find out!
[quote][p][bold]wykechris[/bold] wrote: three points is all that matters. Pick the best team Stuart, with everone in correct positions i.e Evans, Arnison, Lee,Rehman, O`Brien, Jones, Law, Furman, Colbeck, Thorne, Boulding [/p][/quote]Don't disagree with your selection, but can Jones play on the left wing? In recent home games, when he has switched positions with Daley midway through the game, he has looked uncomfortable on the left. I suppose there's only one way to find out! Bradford1903
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9:50am Sat 31 Jan 09

macca1969 says...

Waynus wrote:
macca1969 wrote: Waynus you said you weren't trying to sack McCall well for a start i don't think you do the hiring or firing and secondly you said he should go now which to my mind says he should be sacked.Also where do you and everyone esle get your facts that we have the biggest budget in the league,this is just speculation not fact as bury proved by paying Bishop twice what we do our top player.We have no records of what any club has to spend even our own all Mark Lawn said was that we have now got a bigger budget in place than we have had for several years.If you know the exact figures of city and the other23 clubs budget please share them with us it would be very interesting.sec word come-hard lol shame wifes in london for the weekend
Like I said in the post, 'if I was doing the firing, he would be gone after Tuesday night's final straw'. However, as you pointed out, I am not in a position to do the sacking. I haven't tried to force my opinion down others' throats, simply gave my thoughts on what I believe and why. I haven't written to Lawn or anyone else with the club, so please tell me how I have tried to get him sacked? Personally, and it is just my personal opinion, I haven't seen enough from him to suggest he can turn things around and take us forward. That doesn't deserve the aggressive posts from you of late. We don't agree, but in 38 years, have there been many times that we have?? Finally, can you point out where I have said we have the biggest budget? I know you have become a 'rambo-esque' style poster of late, but don't try putting words in my mouth that I haven't said. Only recently, when talk of Bishop was first made public, it was I that stated we didn't have those kinds of funds available for players. I was the one that reminded some on here that we are still paying out large rent payments and only get franchise money from the bars and shop. The only mention of funds from me recently was that Lawn had made it public, just after the extended loan signings of Jones and Law, that there was a small amount of money left for McCall to spend should he so desire. This could be on a free transfer or a small (and I am talking less than £50k) fee for a player. In addition, McCall and Lawn have publicly announced that we would be bringing a permanent striker to the club in direct replacement of Topp. No other mention of money from me, so get down off your high horse.
Firstly do you think the club doesn't read the posts,of course they do and more likely the players also.the more negative fans like yourself are the more likely the pressure for SM to go will become closer.
I apologise if you yourself, had not mentioned the so called largest budget in the league. I believed that at some stage, as other posters had mentioned this, that you yourself had,once again sorry.It annoys me though that people on him throw that around without the knowledge of what we have to spend or what other clubs have.Mark Lawn did say they was a small amount available but i do we know its enough to buy any quality,maybe SM is waiting to use it to pay wages in the loan market as he may get better value for the final push.I also know you are aware they is no massive pot of gold but as you know more than most about city simply wondered if you had any facts on the clubs "BIGGEST BUDGET"
We won't agree on SM as i am of the opinion that he needs 2 more seasons at least come what may to learn his trade and i'm not bothered about instant success as without money rarely happens.He is a rookie and everyone knew that when he started.
One argument you had earlier was the recennt form at bellend rd under grayson well a year ago that scum were singing the praise of mac as he had put their season back on track and pushed them into the playoffs.Donny then beat them and the rest is pleasureable history,the same may yet happen to grayson.The manager at the dons was sacked at the end of the season and ince was brought in given a massive amount of cash for this league so i don't think thats a relevant claim.Fergie at posh has been there longer but was also given a large amount of cash.
I know that in 38 years we have hardly agreed and i do know that you love your club with a passion few do but i think the famine will make the feast more enjoyable.
Sorry for acting like rambo but in the words of Arnie "I'LL BE BACK"
See you this afternoon
[quote][p][bold]Waynus[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]macca1969[/bold] wrote: Waynus you said you weren't trying to sack McCall well for a start i don't think you do the hiring or firing and secondly you said he should go now which to my mind says he should be sacked.Also where do you and everyone esle get your facts that we have the biggest budget in the league,this is just speculation not fact as bury proved by paying Bishop twice what we do our top player.We have no records of what any club has to spend even our own all Mark Lawn said was that we have now got a bigger budget in place than we have had for several years.If you know the exact figures of city and the other23 clubs budget please share them with us it would be very interesting.sec word come-hard lol shame wifes in london for the weekend[/p][/quote]Like I said in the post, 'if I was doing the firing, he would be gone after Tuesday night's final straw'. However, as you pointed out, I am not in a position to do the sacking. I haven't tried to force my opinion down others' throats, simply gave my thoughts on what I believe and why. I haven't written to Lawn or anyone else with the club, so please tell me how I have tried to get him sacked? Personally, and it is just my personal opinion, I haven't seen enough from him to suggest he can turn things around and take us forward. That doesn't deserve the aggressive posts from you of late. We don't agree, but in 38 years, have there been many times that we have?? Finally, can you point out where I have said we have the biggest budget? I know you have become a 'rambo-esque' style poster of late, but don't try putting words in my mouth that I haven't said. Only recently, when talk of Bishop was first made public, it was I that stated we didn't have those kinds of funds available for players. I was the one that reminded some on here that we are still paying out large rent payments and only get franchise money from the bars and shop. The only mention of funds from me recently was that Lawn had made it public, just after the extended loan signings of Jones and Law, that there was a small amount of money left for McCall to spend should he so desire. This could be on a free transfer or a small (and I am talking less than £50k) fee for a player. In addition, McCall and Lawn have publicly announced that we would be bringing a permanent striker to the club in direct replacement of Topp. No other mention of money from me, so get down off your high horse.[/p][/quote]Firstly do you think the club doesn't read the posts,of course they do and more likely the players also.the more negative fans like yourself are the more likely the pressure for SM to go will become closer. I apologise if you yourself, had not mentioned the so called largest budget in the league. I believed that at some stage, as other posters had mentioned this, that you yourself had,once again sorry.It annoys me though that people on him throw that around without the knowledge of what we have to spend or what other clubs have.Mark Lawn did say they was a small amount available but i do we know its enough to buy any quality,maybe SM is waiting to use it to pay wages in the loan market as he may get better value for the final push.I also know you are aware they is no massive pot of gold but as you know more than most about city simply wondered if you had any facts on the clubs "BIGGEST BUDGET" We won't agree on SM as i am of the opinion that he needs 2 more seasons at least come what may to learn his trade and i'm not bothered about instant success as without money rarely happens.He is a rookie and everyone knew that when he started. One argument you had earlier was the recennt form at bellend rd under grayson well a year ago that scum were singing the praise of mac as he had put their season back on track and pushed them into the playoffs.Donny then beat them and the rest is pleasureable history,the same may yet happen to grayson.The manager at the dons was sacked at the end of the season and ince was brought in given a massive amount of cash for this league so i don't think thats a relevant claim.Fergie at posh has been there longer but was also given a large amount of cash. I know that in 38 years we have hardly agreed and i do know that you love your club with a passion few do but i think the famine will make the feast more enjoyable. Sorry for acting like rambo but in the words of Arnie "I'LL BE BACK" See you this afternoon macca1969
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12:05pm Sat 31 Jan 09

Reckless says...

1 - 0 City win written all over it ........ Grimsby will not be easy 'cos we always give the lower teams more credit than they are worth.... time to put these low teams to the sword city. I'd prefer the 5 goal hammering that has been allegedly promised from some players early in the season. COME ON CITY ..... sat patiently peeling the last few letters of BBBS from my new City top...... as the most of it came of in the wash!
1 - 0 City win written all over it ........ Grimsby will not be easy 'cos we always give the lower teams more credit than they are worth.... time to put these low teams to the sword city. I'd prefer the 5 goal hammering that has been allegedly promised from some players early in the season. COME ON CITY ..... sat patiently peeling the last few letters of BBBS from my new City top...... as the most of it came of in the wash! Reckless
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6:42pm Sat 31 Jan 09

hookin idiot says...

Well done against 10 men and a team 3rd from the bottom of the fourth division. Just remember city are 1 league above the semi pros and are going to stay there.
Well done against 10 men and a team 3rd from the bottom of the fourth division. Just remember city are 1 league above the semi pros and are going to stay there. hookin idiot
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9:00pm Sat 31 Jan 09

Reckless says...

Reckless wrote:
1 - 0 City win written all over it ........ Grimsby will not be easy 'cos we always give the lower teams more credit than they are worth.... time to put these low teams to the sword city. I'd prefer the 5 goal hammering that has been allegedly promised from some players early in the season. COME ON CITY ..... sat patiently peeling the last few letters of BBBS from my new City top...... as the most of it came of in the wash!
..... a minute away from a correct prediction for once
[quote][p][bold]Reckless[/bold] wrote: 1 - 0 City win written all over it ........ Grimsby will not be easy 'cos we always give the lower teams more credit than they are worth.... time to put these low teams to the sword city. I'd prefer the 5 goal hammering that has been allegedly promised from some players early in the season. COME ON CITY ..... sat patiently peeling the last few letters of BBBS from my new City top...... as the most of it came of in the wash![/p][/quote]..... a minute away from a correct prediction for once Reckless
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1:15pm Sun 1 Feb 09

tyker says...

it matters not that we sealed the win in the last minute against 10 men near the botton:it is 3 points nearer the target.
it matters not that we sealed the win in the last minute against 10 men near the botton:it is 3 points nearer the target. tyker
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