Bradford City sign Thompson

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Garry Thompson, being tackled by Leeds United's Robert Snodgrass, has become Bradford City's sixth signing of the summer Garry Thompson, being tackled by Leeds United's Robert Snodgrass, has become Bradford City's sixth signing of the summer

Former Scunthorpe winger Garry Thompson has become City's sixth summer signing.

Thompson will link up with his new team-mates tomorrow morning for the first day of pre-season fitness tests.

The 31-year-old has signed a deal for one season but with the option of a further year in the club's favour.

He was a City target for Stuart McCall four years ago at Morecambe but instead opted for the Iron, who were then in the Championship.

Thompson was one of ten players released by them in the summer after making 113 appearances, scoring 20 goals.

He is equally at home as a centre forward as well as on the right flank and Phil Parkinson was delighted to get him on board.

Parkinson said: "I met Garry last week and we had a good chat. He seemed very motivated to do well here and I think he will.

"Garry has played at Championship and League One level so he's another decent acquisition.

"He really wants to get going again and looks in good shape."

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5:09pm Wed 4 Jul 12

Jacko1990 says...

very good signing... parkinson is putting a very good mix of players together this year.... maybe this might be our season?
But one question who will be captain this season???
very good signing... parkinson is putting a very good mix of players together this year.... maybe this might be our season? But one question who will be captain this season??? Jacko1990

5:11pm Wed 4 Jul 12

huggy b says...

Good signing. A million miles better than Mitchell. Another good piece of business.
Good signing. A million miles better than Mitchell. Another good piece of business. huggy b

5:13pm Wed 4 Jul 12

huggy b says...

Jacko1990 wrote:
very good signing... parkinson is putting a very good mix of players together this year.... maybe this might be our season?
But one question who will be captain this season???
Gary Jones, Ravenhill or Davies I reckon.
[quote][p][bold]Jacko1990[/bold] wrote: very good signing... parkinson is putting a very good mix of players together this year.... maybe this might be our season? But one question who will be captain this season???[/p][/quote]Gary Jones, Ravenhill or Davies I reckon. huggy b

5:15pm Wed 4 Jul 12

Jacko1990 says...

huggy b wrote:
Jacko1990 wrote: very good signing... parkinson is putting a very good mix of players together this year.... maybe this might be our season? But one question who will be captain this season???
Gary Jones, Ravenhill or Davies I reckon.
thats what i mean... we have a lot of leaders in our squad.
i think we still need another couple of attack minded players?
[quote][p][bold]huggy b[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jacko1990[/bold] wrote: very good signing... parkinson is putting a very good mix of players together this year.... maybe this might be our season? But one question who will be captain this season???[/p][/quote]Gary Jones, Ravenhill or Davies I reckon.[/p][/quote]thats what i mean... we have a lot of leaders in our squad. i think we still need another couple of attack minded players? Jacko1990

5:18pm Wed 4 Jul 12

Crags says...

Good signing at this level.
Good signing at this level. Crags

5:46pm Wed 4 Jul 12

huggy b says...

Jacko1990 wrote:
huggy b wrote:
Jacko1990 wrote: very good signing... parkinson is putting a very good mix of players together this year.... maybe this might be our season? But one question who will be captain this season???
Gary Jones, Ravenhill or Davies I reckon.
thats what i mean... we have a lot of leaders in our squad.
i think we still need another couple of attack minded players?
Strikers rumoured to be coming in the next week or two. Starting to look like a half-decent side at this rate!
[quote][p][bold]Jacko1990[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]huggy b[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jacko1990[/bold] wrote: very good signing... parkinson is putting a very good mix of players together this year.... maybe this might be our season? But one question who will be captain this season???[/p][/quote]Gary Jones, Ravenhill or Davies I reckon.[/p][/quote]thats what i mean... we have a lot of leaders in our squad. i think we still need another couple of attack minded players?[/p][/quote]Strikers rumoured to be coming in the next week or two. Starting to look like a half-decent side at this rate! huggy b

5:54pm Wed 4 Jul 12

ALEXIMO.56. says...

Another great signing. In Parky we trust.
Another great signing. In Parky we trust. ALEXIMO.56.

6:02pm Wed 4 Jul 12

huggy b says...

Dirty Snodgrass with a two-footed lunge in the picture. Typical Leeds!
Dirty Snodgrass with a two-footed lunge in the picture. Typical Leeds! huggy b

6:06pm Wed 4 Jul 12

audal says...

YEP !! the youth of today means the future of.......well you tell me, because after turning up year after year after flipping season to watch MY team play(?) my enjoyment arose from seeing passion from lads who loved the game and wanted to better themselves although not many did after leaving city. indeed hockey, storton and myself caught the same bus from Keighley arriving at the ground around 1:30 later to be amended to accommodate the fantastic John McCole before the supporters bar ran dry(honest, he was the only person to be given the freedom of Bradford bars/clubs) now some posters think it a crime to think some players supping six beers are letting the club/themselves down. So under 50's get a life and just enjoy sport.. PS. it has not done England any could at football since '66 and the fitness regime as it ?
YEP !! the youth of today means the future of.......well you tell me, because after turning up year after year after flipping season to watch MY team play(?) my enjoyment arose from seeing passion from lads who loved the game and wanted to better themselves although not many did after leaving city. indeed hockey, storton and myself caught the same bus from Keighley arriving at the ground around 1:30 later to be amended to accommodate the fantastic John McCole before the supporters bar ran dry(honest, he was the only person to be given the freedom of Bradford bars/clubs) now some posters think it a crime to think some players supping six beers are letting the club/themselves down. So under 50's get a life and just enjoy sport.. PS. it has not done England any could at football since '66 and the fitness regime as it ? audal

6:23pm Wed 4 Jul 12

ALEXIMO.56. says...

audal wrote:
YEP !! the youth of today means the future of.......well you tell me, because after turning up year after year after flipping season to watch MY team play(?) my enjoyment arose from seeing passion from lads who loved the game and wanted to better themselves although not many did after leaving city. indeed hockey, storton and myself caught the same bus from Keighley arriving at the ground around 1:30 later to be amended to accommodate the fantastic John McCole before the supporters bar ran dry(honest, he was the only person to be given the freedom of Bradford bars/clubs) now some posters think it a crime to think some players supping six beers are letting the club/themselves down. So under 50's get a life and just enjoy sport.. PS. it has not done England any could at football since '66 and the fitness regime as it ?
Too right pal. Bobby Campbell used to have 4 or 5 Jars before a game and he scored hat-tricks lol and it didn't bother him either. Maybe Bobby could teach Jimmy H. to do that lol.
[quote][p][bold]audal[/bold] wrote: YEP !! the youth of today means the future of.......well you tell me, because after turning up year after year after flipping season to watch MY team play(?) my enjoyment arose from seeing passion from lads who loved the game and wanted to better themselves although not many did after leaving city. indeed hockey, storton and myself caught the same bus from Keighley arriving at the ground around 1:30 later to be amended to accommodate the fantastic John McCole before the supporters bar ran dry(honest, he was the only person to be given the freedom of Bradford bars/clubs) now some posters think it a crime to think some players supping six beers are letting the club/themselves down. So under 50's get a life and just enjoy sport.. PS. it has not done England any could at football since '66 and the fitness regime as it ?[/p][/quote]Too right pal. Bobby Campbell used to have 4 or 5 Jars before a game and he scored hat-tricks lol and it didn't bother him either. Maybe Bobby could teach Jimmy H. to do that lol. ALEXIMO.56.

6:44pm Wed 4 Jul 12

Waynus1971 says...

audal wrote:
YEP !! the youth of today means the future of.......well you tell me, because after turning up year after year after flipping season to watch MY team play(?) my enjoyment arose from seeing passion from lads who loved the game and wanted to better themselves although not many did after leaving city. indeed hockey, storton and myself caught the same bus from Keighley arriving at the ground around 1:30 later to be amended to accommodate the fantastic John McCole before the supporters bar ran dry(honest, he was the only person to be given the freedom of Bradford bars/clubs) now some posters think it a crime to think some players supping six beers are letting the club/themselves down. So under 50's get a life and just enjoy sport.. PS. it has not done England any could at football since '66 and the fitness regime as it ?
What are you talking about? I haven't read anything for ages about players drinking. Why the need to bring it up AGAIN??
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Besides, in the days when McCole (or Campbell for that matter) supped before a game, most players, they were up against, were also drinking. It's not the same anymore. Most players respect their bodies during the season and cut back alcohol etc, so if they come up against a player that doesn't believe in the same cultures, it WILL show up..!
[quote][p][bold]audal[/bold] wrote: YEP !! the youth of today means the future of.......well you tell me, because after turning up year after year after flipping season to watch MY team play(?) my enjoyment arose from seeing passion from lads who loved the game and wanted to better themselves although not many did after leaving city. indeed hockey, storton and myself caught the same bus from Keighley arriving at the ground around 1:30 later to be amended to accommodate the fantastic John McCole before the supporters bar ran dry(honest, he was the only person to be given the freedom of Bradford bars/clubs) now some posters think it a crime to think some players supping six beers are letting the club/themselves down. So under 50's get a life and just enjoy sport.. PS. it has not done England any could at football since '66 and the fitness regime as it ?[/p][/quote]What are you talking about? I haven't read anything for ages about players drinking. Why the need to bring it up AGAIN?? . Besides, in the days when McCole (or Campbell for that matter) supped before a game, most players, they were up against, were also drinking. It's not the same anymore. Most players respect their bodies during the season and cut back alcohol etc, so if they come up against a player that doesn't believe in the same cultures, it WILL show up..! Waynus1971

6:45pm Wed 4 Jul 12

Prisoner Cell Block A says...

I'd love to see a player from the 50s or 60s keep up with any lad in any league at present. The reason it doesn't appear to do anyone any good is that the fitness levels have to be so high across the board it isn't just city, or england who have stringent fitness routines.


I preferred the game of old but you cannot compare the players like for like, Best to Messi etc. Best couldn't catch Messi if he hopped and Messi couldn't take a tackle that Best used to ride, run on from and smack in the net.

Oh, Thompson, yes, quite happy at this one.
I'd love to see a player from the 50s or 60s keep up with any lad in any league at present. The reason it doesn't appear to do anyone any good is that the fitness levels have to be so high across the board it isn't just city, or england who have stringent fitness routines. I preferred the game of old but you cannot compare the players like for like, Best to Messi etc. Best couldn't catch Messi if he hopped and Messi couldn't take a tackle that Best used to ride, run on from and smack in the net. Oh, Thompson, yes, quite happy at this one. Prisoner Cell Block A

6:52pm Wed 4 Jul 12

prince35 says...

Cant argue with this signing , good piece of business, works hard, good crosser of the ball, comfortable with the ball, james hanson will score bucket loads next season with our wingers.
Cant argue with this signing , good piece of business, works hard, good crosser of the ball, comfortable with the ball, james hanson will score bucket loads next season with our wingers. prince35

7:10pm Wed 4 Jul 12

Correctness says...

No a bad move for Thompson. Good alternative to signing on.
No a bad move for Thompson. Good alternative to signing on. Correctness

7:23pm Wed 4 Jul 12

lancaster1 says...

just need a keeper and that illusive 20 goal a season striker and the perfectly rebuilt team looking forward to next season more and more
just need a keeper and that illusive 20 goal a season striker and the perfectly rebuilt team looking forward to next season more and more lancaster1

7:35pm Wed 4 Jul 12

audal says...

MY point being is they all run around like blue ars- flies with no game plan, but it seems silly to expect a CF. to score goals when he has to defend corners doesn't it ?
MY point being is they all run around like blue ars- flies with no game plan, but it seems silly to expect a CF. to score goals when he has to defend corners doesn't it ? audal

8:43pm Wed 4 Jul 12

moanmoanwhingewhinge says...

Correctness wrote:
No a bad move for Thompson. Good alternative to signing on.
What like you? Pity you can't find an 'alternative' to writing sh1t, unfunny comments on every City story, every day. Sad, no-life n0b.

Great signing by the way.
[quote][p][bold]Correctness[/bold] wrote: No a bad move for Thompson. Good alternative to signing on.[/p][/quote]What like you? Pity you can't find an 'alternative' to writing sh1t, unfunny comments on every City story, every day. Sad, no-life n0b. Great signing by the way. moanmoanwhingewhinge

8:45pm Wed 4 Jul 12

citytilidie465 says...

mike grella now please. brilliant signing parky keep it up
mike grella now please. brilliant signing parky keep it up citytilidie465

8:47pm Wed 4 Jul 12

daveberti77 says...

Stephen Darby RB Signed. Maybe http://www1.skysport
s.com/football/news/
11095/7869119/?
Stephen Darby RB Signed. Maybe http://www1.skysport s.com/football/news/ 11095/7869119/? daveberti77

8:53pm Wed 4 Jul 12

Botswana Bantam says...

daveberti77 wrote:
Stephen Darby RB Signed. Maybe http://www1.skysport

s.com/football/news/

11095/7869119/?
I would believe this could be true. Billy Bingham on twitter earlier said he was happy with the TWO signings. Thompson would be one. Guess he could be the other. I was suprised when they only announced one earlier so this seems to make sense.
[quote][p][bold]daveberti77[/bold] wrote: Stephen Darby RB Signed. Maybe http://www1.skysport s.com/football/news/ 11095/7869119/?[/p][/quote]I would believe this could be true. Billy Bingham on twitter earlier said he was happy with the TWO signings. Thompson would be one. Guess he could be the other. I was suprised when they only announced one earlier so this seems to make sense. Botswana Bantam

9:20pm Wed 4 Jul 12

lawsonio123 says...

WELCOME and Good Luck at Bradford City Play as well as he did at Morecambe and the supporters will be happy Thompson is a very good division 2 winger and i am sure the city supporters will take to him Good Luck Thommo hope you do well Mr Parkinson deserves credit for his efforts i wish him succsess Get behind the team from day one Division 1 may well be next
WELCOME and Good Luck at Bradford City Play as well as he did at Morecambe and the supporters will be happy Thompson is a very good division 2 winger and i am sure the city supporters will take to him Good Luck Thommo hope you do well Mr Parkinson deserves credit for his efforts i wish him succsess Get behind the team from day one Division 1 may well be next lawsonio123

9:20pm Wed 4 Jul 12

ALEXIMO.56. says...

it's official Steven Derby has signed for 2yrs. News coming through as Gray is talking to higher league clubs, City are in talks with Billy Painter.
it's official Steven Derby has signed for 2yrs. News coming through as Gray is talking to higher league clubs, City are in talks with Billy Painter. ALEXIMO.56.

9:36pm Wed 4 Jul 12

Prisoner Cell Block A says...

@audal, not when he is 6ft7. Wells back defending is criminal in my book I'd also risk leaving Reid or now Thompson up but all 6ft and over CFs need to come back and defend corners, set pieces as all teams throw 6ft+ centre halves up to compliment their strikers.
@audal, not when he is 6ft7. Wells back defending is criminal in my book I'd also risk leaving Reid or now Thompson up but all 6ft and over CFs need to come back and defend corners, set pieces as all teams throw 6ft+ centre halves up to compliment their strikers. Prisoner Cell Block A

9:43pm Wed 4 Jul 12

Waynus1971 says...

When I last saw Thompson play (for Morecambe), he looked a decent player. However, that was over four years ago and I have to admit I do not know how he has performed since, for Scunny. If he can still show the same sort of form that persuaded McCall to bid for him and for Scunny (a Championship club at the time) to sign him, then we will have a great addition to the squad.
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I would still like to see an attacking right full-back sign (Stephen Darby, John Pantsil, Gavin Hoyte or Paul Quinn are all very able), together with cover for both full-back positions (Kozluk perhaps). Another attacking central midfielder is needed together with a target-man forward.
When I last saw Thompson play (for Morecambe), he looked a decent player. However, that was over four years ago and I have to admit I do not know how he has performed since, for Scunny. If he can still show the same sort of form that persuaded McCall to bid for him and for Scunny (a Championship club at the time) to sign him, then we will have a great addition to the squad. . I would still like to see an attacking right full-back sign (Stephen Darby, John Pantsil, Gavin Hoyte or Paul Quinn are all very able), together with cover for both full-back positions (Kozluk perhaps). Another attacking central midfielder is needed together with a target-man forward. Waynus1971

9:53pm Wed 4 Jul 12

Waynus1971 says...

ALEXIMO.56. wrote:
it's official Steven Derby has signed for 2yrs. News coming through as Gray is talking to higher league clubs, City are in talks with Billy Painter.
If this is true, it is fantastic business. I have spent the last few hours composing my previous message, looking at names of free agents and assessing whether I (in my opinion rated them). Stephen Darby was one of those players and was the first name of my 'wanted' list (above) and that was before I had read the comments that he was signing.
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Darby is an attacking right-back that has come up through the ranks at Liverpool and excelled on loan at both Notts County and Rochdale in the last couple of seasons. One of the best signings this summer. Good bye Simon Ramsden.....!
[quote][p][bold]ALEXIMO.56.[/bold] wrote: it's official Steven Derby has signed for 2yrs. News coming through as Gray is talking to higher league clubs, City are in talks with Billy Painter.[/p][/quote]If this is true, it is fantastic business. I have spent the last few hours composing my previous message, looking at names of free agents and assessing whether I (in my opinion rated them). Stephen Darby was one of those players and was the first name of my 'wanted' list (above) and that was before I had read the comments that he was signing. . Darby is an attacking right-back that has come up through the ranks at Liverpool and excelled on loan at both Notts County and Rochdale in the last couple of seasons. One of the best signings this summer. Good bye Simon Ramsden.....! Waynus1971

9:57pm Wed 4 Jul 12

jackez20591 says...

lancaster1 wrote:
just need a keeper and that illusive 20 goal a season striker and the perfectly rebuilt team looking forward to next season more and more
Jonny mac is fine. And there is plenty of goals in Wells and Hanson.

A trusted 20 goal striker would be nice but a compliment to our current 2 would be fine.
[quote][p][bold]lancaster1[/bold] wrote: just need a keeper and that illusive 20 goal a season striker and the perfectly rebuilt team looking forward to next season more and more[/p][/quote]Jonny mac is fine. And there is plenty of goals in Wells and Hanson. A trusted 20 goal striker would be nice but a compliment to our current 2 would be fine. jackez20591

10:17pm Wed 4 Jul 12

Correctness says...

moanmoanwhingewhinge wrote:
Correctness wrote: No a bad move for Thompson. Good alternative to signing on.
What like you? Pity you can't find an 'alternative' to writing sh1t, unfunny comments on every City story, every day. Sad, no-life n0b. Great signing by the way.
Sorry didn't mean to offend your social status.
[quote][p][bold]moanmoanwhingewhinge[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Correctness[/bold] wrote: No a bad move for Thompson. Good alternative to signing on.[/p][/quote]What like you? Pity you can't find an 'alternative' to writing sh1t, unfunny comments on every City story, every day. Sad, no-life n0b. Great signing by the way.[/p][/quote]Sorry didn't mean to offend your social status. Correctness

10:21pm Wed 4 Jul 12

340stopper says...

huggy b wrote:
Jacko1990 wrote: very good signing... parkinson is putting a very good mix of players together this year.... maybe this might be our season? But one question who will be captain this season???
Gary Jones, Ravenhill or Davies I reckon.
Mark Lawn stated in in public last year he wanted Davies as captain for this season,i wonder if he will get his way ???
[quote][p][bold]huggy b[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jacko1990[/bold] wrote: very good signing... parkinson is putting a very good mix of players together this year.... maybe this might be our season? But one question who will be captain this season???[/p][/quote]Gary Jones, Ravenhill or Davies I reckon.[/p][/quote]Mark Lawn stated in in public last year he wanted Davies as captain for this season,i wonder if he will get his way ??? 340stopper

11:10pm Wed 4 Jul 12

Waynus1971 says...

Correctness wrote:
No a bad move for Thompson. Good alternative to signing on.
'Bewildered' (I think was one of your previous alias') can't you say anything positive? If you can't, may I suggest you don't come on here. Nothing and nobody is good enough for you.
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One thing that has surprised me though is that you haven't mocked Jacobs (legend) for a while...!
[quote][p][bold]Correctness[/bold] wrote: No a bad move for Thompson. Good alternative to signing on.[/p][/quote]'Bewildered' (I think was one of your previous alias') can't you say anything positive? If you can't, may I suggest you don't come on here. Nothing and nobody is good enough for you. . One thing that has surprised me though is that you haven't mocked Jacobs (legend) for a while...! Waynus1971

12:18am Thu 5 Jul 12

theoutsider says...

Has Lawn found his old contacts book from when Stuart was boss, sure we were supposed to be signing Thompson then and Gary Jones. Both arrive about 4 years too late and well past there best. We continue to recruit Steve Parkins 'mates' in my view and all at the wrong stage of their career. Apart from the re-signing of Davies wheres the excitment for the fans - very underwhelmed by 5 of the signings, non inspire and this is not a team who are going to take the required 30pts from the first 15 games. I reckon Mr Parkinson may not make it to November unless he has more transfer ammo up his sleeve.
Has Lawn found his old contacts book from when Stuart was boss, sure we were supposed to be signing Thompson then and Gary Jones. Both arrive about 4 years too late and well past there best. We continue to recruit Steve Parkins 'mates' in my view and all at the wrong stage of their career. Apart from the re-signing of Davies wheres the excitment for the fans - very underwhelmed by 5 of the signings, non inspire and this is not a team who are going to take the required 30pts from the first 15 games. I reckon Mr Parkinson may not make it to November unless he has more transfer ammo up his sleeve. theoutsider

12:26am Thu 5 Jul 12

steshellska says...

FANTASTIC.... excellent work PP on capturing Thompson & Darby today,i'm gettig a great feeling about this season.
COME ON CITY!
we can do it this year im sure :)
FANTASTIC.... excellent work PP on capturing Thompson & Darby today,i'm gettig a great feeling about this season. COME ON CITY! we can do it this year im sure :) steshellska

12:34am Thu 5 Jul 12

lonniejockstrap says...

Waynus1971 wrote:
Correctness wrote:
No a bad move for Thompson. Good alternative to signing on.
'Bewildered' (I think was one of your previous alias') can't you say anything positive? If you can't, may I suggest you don't come on here. Nothing and nobody is good enough for you.
.
One thing that has surprised me though is that you haven't mocked Jacobs (legend) for a while...!
Don't get sucked in by the Troll Waynus.
[quote][p][bold]Waynus1971[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Correctness[/bold] wrote: No a bad move for Thompson. Good alternative to signing on.[/p][/quote]'Bewildered' (I think was one of your previous alias') can't you say anything positive? If you can't, may I suggest you don't come on here. Nothing and nobody is good enough for you. . One thing that has surprised me though is that you haven't mocked Jacobs (legend) for a while...![/p][/quote]Don't get sucked in by the Troll Waynus. lonniejockstrap

1:04am Thu 5 Jul 12

steshellska says...

jackez20591 wrote:
lancaster1 wrote:
just need a keeper and that illusive 20 goal a season striker and the perfectly rebuilt team looking forward to next season more and more
Jonny mac is fine. And there is plenty of goals in Wells and Hanson.

A trusted 20 goal striker would be nice but a compliment to our current 2 would be fine.
i agree wells & Hanson will score plenty,we also already have a 20 goal season man in our ranks with Hannah? if given a proper run in the team instead of 5 minutes here & there,i'm certain he'd bang that ball in the net on a regular basis.
[quote][p][bold]jackez20591[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lancaster1[/bold] wrote: just need a keeper and that illusive 20 goal a season striker and the perfectly rebuilt team looking forward to next season more and more[/p][/quote]Jonny mac is fine. And there is plenty of goals in Wells and Hanson. A trusted 20 goal striker would be nice but a compliment to our current 2 would be fine.[/p][/quote]i agree wells & Hanson will score plenty,we also already have a 20 goal season man in our ranks with Hannah? if given a proper run in the team instead of 5 minutes here & there,i'm certain he'd bang that ball in the net on a regular basis. steshellska

6:33am Thu 5 Jul 12

usher dave says...

Correctness wrote:
No a bad move for Thompson. Good alternative to signing on.
get a life!
[quote][p][bold]Correctness[/bold] wrote: No a bad move for Thompson. Good alternative to signing on.[/p][/quote]get a life! usher dave

7:01am Thu 5 Jul 12

allannicho says...

Prisoner Cell Block A wrote:
I'd love to see a player from the 50s or 60s keep up with any lad in any league at present. The reason it doesn't appear to do anyone any good is that the fitness levels have to be so high across the board it isn't just city, or england who have stringent fitness routines.


I preferred the game of old but you cannot compare the players like for like, Best to Messi etc. Best couldn't catch Messi if he hopped and Messi couldn't take a tackle that Best used to ride, run on from and smack in the net.

Oh, Thompson, yes, quite happy at this one.
It may be true that todays players are fitter but they do not play any better than t,old ones!
[quote][p][bold]Prisoner Cell Block A[/bold] wrote: I'd love to see a player from the 50s or 60s keep up with any lad in any league at present. The reason it doesn't appear to do anyone any good is that the fitness levels have to be so high across the board it isn't just city, or england who have stringent fitness routines. I preferred the game of old but you cannot compare the players like for like, Best to Messi etc. Best couldn't catch Messi if he hopped and Messi couldn't take a tackle that Best used to ride, run on from and smack in the net. Oh, Thompson, yes, quite happy at this one.[/p][/quote]It may be true that todays players are fitter but they do not play any better than t,old ones! allannicho

9:30am Thu 5 Jul 12

Danstarr69 says...

Prisoner Cell Block A wrote:
@audal, not when he is 6ft7. Wells back defending is criminal in my book I'd also risk leaving Reid or now Thompson up but all 6ft and over CFs need to come back and defend corners, set pieces as all teams throw 6ft+ centre halves up to compliment their strikers.
Hanson is not 6ft7, he's 6ft4. Oliver is 6ft7 though.
[quote][p][bold]Prisoner Cell Block A[/bold] wrote: @audal, not when he is 6ft7. Wells back defending is criminal in my book I'd also risk leaving Reid or now Thompson up but all 6ft and over CFs need to come back and defend corners, set pieces as all teams throw 6ft+ centre halves up to compliment their strikers.[/p][/quote]Hanson is not 6ft7, he's 6ft4. Oliver is 6ft7 though. Danstarr69

12:17pm Thu 5 Jul 12

Prisoner Cell Block A says...

@allanchio, I did say I preferred the game of yore to todays, non-contact, super athlete style.

Of course you are correct Dan, he is 6ft4 but I'm only 5ft6 so he may as well be as tall as Everest, you did understand my point though didn't you?
@allanchio, I did say I preferred the game of yore to todays, non-contact, super athlete style. Of course you are correct Dan, he is 6ft4 but I'm only 5ft6 so he may as well be as tall as Everest, you did understand my point though didn't you? Prisoner Cell Block A

1:07pm Thu 5 Jul 12

Waynus1971 says...

allannicho wrote:
Prisoner Cell Block A wrote: I'd love to see a player from the 50s or 60s keep up with any lad in any league at present. The reason it doesn't appear to do anyone any good is that the fitness levels have to be so high across the board it isn't just city, or england who have stringent fitness routines. I preferred the game of old but you cannot compare the players like for like, Best to Messi etc. Best couldn't catch Messi if he hopped and Messi couldn't take a tackle that Best used to ride, run on from and smack in the net. Oh, Thompson, yes, quite happy at this one.
It may be true that todays players are fitter but they do not play any better than t,old ones!
Nobody said they were better. The argument was that the likes of Cole and Campbell could knock back the drinks before a game and why couldn't the existing batch of players do the same.
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The point being made is that ALL players are fitter now, so if a player is drinking before games, this WOULD be noticeable....!
[quote][p][bold]allannicho[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Prisoner Cell Block A[/bold] wrote: I'd love to see a player from the 50s or 60s keep up with any lad in any league at present. The reason it doesn't appear to do anyone any good is that the fitness levels have to be so high across the board it isn't just city, or england who have stringent fitness routines. I preferred the game of old but you cannot compare the players like for like, Best to Messi etc. Best couldn't catch Messi if he hopped and Messi couldn't take a tackle that Best used to ride, run on from and smack in the net. Oh, Thompson, yes, quite happy at this one.[/p][/quote]It may be true that todays players are fitter but they do not play any better than t,old ones![/p][/quote]Nobody said they were better. The argument was that the likes of Cole and Campbell could knock back the drinks before a game and why couldn't the existing batch of players do the same. . The point being made is that ALL players are fitter now, so if a player is drinking before games, this WOULD be noticeable....! Waynus1971

8:40am Fri 6 Jul 12

dannbradfc says...

Jimmy was in a pub in wrose where i was saturday before last. Had a drink, behaved himself, no problem with that....glad to see he's got friends ;-)
Jimmy was in a pub in wrose where i was saturday before last. Had a drink, behaved himself, no problem with that....glad to see he's got friends ;-) dannbradfc

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