Bradford City make double capture

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Moving to Bradford City definitely marks a new chapter in the career of Garry Thompson Moving to Bradford City definitely marks a new chapter in the career of Garry Thompson

Bradford City have unveiled two more signings in time for the opening salvo of their pre-season slog.

Garry Thompson and Stephen Darby have joined the squad which will report back to Apperley Bridge today for fitness tests.

Thompson, a long-term Bantams target, has finally arrived four years after Stuart McCall first tried to sign him.

The 31-year-old right winger, who is equally at home at centre forward, has signed an initial one-year deal with the club having the option to extend it a further season.

Former Liverpool defender Darby, 23, will fill the gap at right back after signing for two years.

He was a team-mate of Gary Jones last season on loan at Rochdale after spending the previous year with Notts County.

Darby came up through the Anfield ranks, playing alongside Robbie Threlfall in back-to-back FA Youth Cup-winning sides, as well as skippering the reserves.

He made his competitive debut in a cup tie against Tottenham in November 2008 and appeared in the Champions’ League tie with PSV Eindhoven a month later.

Darby’s first senior start was also in the Champions’ League against Fiorentina the following year.

But Liverpool opportunities were limited and he was sent out on loan for experience, most recently appearing in 40 games for Rochdale.

He said: “This is the first club I’ve signed for permanently away from Liverpool so it really feels like a new chapter in my career.”

While Darby’s capture has slipped under the radar, Thompson’s has been greeted by fans, and the man whose goal at Wembley fired Morecambe into the Football League in 2007 cannot wait to get going.

He said: “I know that people don’t like to use the term sleeping giant too often but this place really is.

“This club should be higher than where it is situated now and I want to play my part in making that happen.”

City had to fend off a late bid from Rotherham for Thompson, who was released by Scunthorpe in May.

Phil Parkinson said: “He had a bit of a difficult last season there. Garry didn’t play as much as he would have liked, even though he was fit all year.

“Now he really wants to get going again and looks in good shape. Get a good pre-season under his belt and then I think he will be a very important player for us.”

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7:18am Thu 5 Jul 12

dannbradfc says...

Am I still asleep? A right sided player
Am I still asleep? A right sided player dannbradfc

7:22am Thu 5 Jul 12

i miss stallard & murray says...

Seems to be taking shape. I can not comment on most of the players as I have only seen Davies in action. On paper and following other comments tho we should have a good team with great leadership qualities. Some more additions to provide competition for places, gk, full backs, attackin centre mid, Striker. Apart from striker n gk I wud like to see some youth brought in to challenge and learn from the older heads. Now we require the right team ethics and team moral along with positive tactics and we could have a half decent season. Heres hoping.
Seems to be taking shape. I can not comment on most of the players as I have only seen Davies in action. On paper and following other comments tho we should have a good team with great leadership qualities. Some more additions to provide competition for places, gk, full backs, attackin centre mid, Striker. Apart from striker n gk I wud like to see some youth brought in to challenge and learn from the older heads. Now we require the right team ethics and team moral along with positive tactics and we could have a half decent season. Heres hoping. i miss stallard & murray

7:26am Thu 5 Jul 12

i miss stallard & murray says...

i miss stallard & murray wrote:
Seems to be taking shape. I can not comment on most of the players as I have only seen Davies in action. On paper and following other comments tho we should have a good team with great leadership qualities. Some more additions to provide competition for places, gk, full backs, attackin centre mid, Striker. Apart from striker n gk I wud like to see some youth brought in to challenge and learn from the older heads. Now we require the right team ethics and team moral along with positive tactics and we could have a half decent season. Heres hoping.
We need another winger as well. If Reid n Thompson suffer a loss of form we only have Atkinson to bring in.
[quote][p][bold]i miss stallard & murray[/bold] wrote: Seems to be taking shape. I can not comment on most of the players as I have only seen Davies in action. On paper and following other comments tho we should have a good team with great leadership qualities. Some more additions to provide competition for places, gk, full backs, attackin centre mid, Striker. Apart from striker n gk I wud like to see some youth brought in to challenge and learn from the older heads. Now we require the right team ethics and team moral along with positive tactics and we could have a half decent season. Heres hoping.[/p][/quote]We need another winger as well. If Reid n Thompson suffer a loss of form we only have Atkinson to bring in. i miss stallard & murray

8:26am Thu 5 Jul 12

lonniejockstrap says...

Come on Pablo, there must be something you can moan about?
Come on Pablo, there must be something you can moan about? lonniejockstrap

8:32am Thu 5 Jul 12

_Size3_ says...

Eff me....we almost have a team now...bring on the new season!
Eff me....we almost have a team now...bring on the new season! _Size3_

8:33am Thu 5 Jul 12

Cliffhanger says...

These 2 complete what looks like a competitive starting 11 for L2. Darby sounds like a competent and energetic full back and looking at his past stats, Thompson looks like he will chip in with his share of goals from right side of midfield and can apparently also play up front (so cover for Wells/Hanson) but this would mean Atkinson would have to fill in at right mid. Look like good signings tho - right side sorted!
These 2 complete what looks like a competitive starting 11 for L2. Darby sounds like a competent and energetic full back and looking at his past stats, Thompson looks like he will chip in with his share of goals from right side of midfield and can apparently also play up front (so cover for Wells/Hanson) but this would mean Atkinson would have to fill in at right mid. Look like good signings tho - right side sorted! Cliffhanger

8:35am Thu 5 Jul 12

Botswana Bantam says...

dannbradfc wrote:
Am I still asleep? A right sided player
Two actually!
[quote][p][bold]dannbradfc[/bold] wrote: Am I still asleep? A right sided player[/p][/quote]Two actually! Botswana Bantam

9:41am Thu 5 Jul 12

Danstarr69 says...

Great signings!

Just like to point out that 'TheOutsider' definately is an outsider, and there's definately nothing correct about 'Correctness' posts.

They're both a set of numpties!
Great signings! Just like to point out that 'TheOutsider' definately is an outsider, and there's definately nothing correct about 'Correctness' posts. They're both a set of numpties! Danstarr69

9:47am Thu 5 Jul 12

northyorksbantam says...

Starting to feel quite optimistic for the first time, and thinking we might actually try to play a bit of football this season (must keep feet on ground this is bcafc). 2 potentially good signings here, and from what Ive gathered we now have 2 full backs with the ability to go forward...
Starting to feel quite optimistic for the first time, and thinking we might actually try to play a bit of football this season (must keep feet on ground this is bcafc). 2 potentially good signings here, and from what Ive gathered we now have 2 full backs with the ability to go forward... northyorksbantam

9:49am Thu 5 Jul 12

Shoot Me Im a City Fan says...

This is the best part!!

City had to fend off a late bid from Rotherham for Thompson, who was released by Scunthorpe in May.

Start as they mean to go on FAILED again millers..

Id love to be a fly on fat evans wall,
This is the best part!! City had to fend off a late bid from Rotherham for Thompson, who was released by Scunthorpe in May. Start as they mean to go on FAILED again millers.. Id love to be a fly on fat evans wall, Shoot Me Im a City Fan

10:08am Thu 5 Jul 12

BD16 says...

Shoot Me Im a City Fan wrote:
This is the best part!! City had to fend off a late bid from Rotherham for Thompson, who was released by Scunthorpe in May. Start as they mean to go on FAILED again millers.. Id love to be a fly on fat evans wall,
Evans has had a lot of negative publicity, perhaps that is starting to work against him now
[quote][p][bold]Shoot Me Im a City Fan[/bold] wrote: This is the best part!! City had to fend off a late bid from Rotherham for Thompson, who was released by Scunthorpe in May. Start as they mean to go on FAILED again millers.. Id love to be a fly on fat evans wall,[/p][/quote]Evans has had a lot of negative publicity, perhaps that is starting to work against him now BD16

10:55am Thu 5 Jul 12

theoutsider says...

Danstarr69 wrote:
Great signings!

Just like to point out that 'TheOutsider' definately is an outsider, and there's definately nothing correct about 'Correctness' posts.

They're both a set of numpties!
Not sure what your carping on about ? but IMO not great signings Thompson lost his way at Scunny and here we go again another ex-Dale player. Why I we intent on rebuilding the entire Rochdale team at VP. All the signing seems to be Steve Parkins mates or am I missing something ?. Parkinson himself needs to place a stamp on this team and pretty quick I think its gone backwards. Why do I think we need a Syers type player in centre mid to bring the energy instead of the 36 year old Dale verteran. As I say Mr Parkinson has to place his stamp on it otherwise it looks like a Parkin team to me and the 30pts we need from the first set of 15 games is looking out of reach and that will see Mr Parkinson out the door by the end of October. Not so starry danny boy me thinks.
[quote][p][bold]Danstarr69[/bold] wrote: Great signings! Just like to point out that 'TheOutsider' definately is an outsider, and there's definately nothing correct about 'Correctness' posts. They're both a set of numpties![/p][/quote]Not sure what your carping on about ? but IMO not great signings Thompson lost his way at Scunny and here we go again another ex-Dale player. Why I we intent on rebuilding the entire Rochdale team at VP. All the signing seems to be Steve Parkins mates or am I missing something ?. Parkinson himself needs to place a stamp on this team and pretty quick I think its gone backwards. Why do I think we need a Syers type player in centre mid to bring the energy instead of the 36 year old Dale verteran. As I say Mr Parkinson has to place his stamp on it otherwise it looks like a Parkin team to me and the 30pts we need from the first set of 15 games is looking out of reach and that will see Mr Parkinson out the door by the end of October. Not so starry danny boy me thinks. theoutsider

11:10am Thu 5 Jul 12

ilkleyborn says...

For goodness sake give Atkinson bashing a rest, give the lad a chance, and that goes for the rest of the players.We've had too much negativity for 10 years at least.lets try another approach lets all be positive.We might even win something then.
For goodness sake give Atkinson bashing a rest, give the lad a chance, and that goes for the rest of the players.We've had too much negativity for 10 years at least.lets try another approach lets all be positive.We might even win something then. ilkleyborn

11:15am Thu 5 Jul 12

yangyeight says...

ilkleyborn wrote:
For goodness sake give Atkinson bashing a rest, give the lad a chance, and that goes for the rest of the players.We've had too much negativity for 10 years at least.lets try another approach lets all be positive.We might even win something then.
well said.
[quote][p][bold]ilkleyborn[/bold] wrote: For goodness sake give Atkinson bashing a rest, give the lad a chance, and that goes for the rest of the players.We've had too much negativity for 10 years at least.lets try another approach lets all be positive.We might even win something then.[/p][/quote]well said. yangyeight

11:17am Thu 5 Jul 12

theoutsider says...

Serious question:
IS STEVE PARKIN THE MANAGER OF BRADFORD CITY and Mr Parkinson easing himself out ?
Because any way you dress it up the majority are Parkins old boys.
Serious question: IS STEVE PARKIN THE MANAGER OF BRADFORD CITY and Mr Parkinson easing himself out ? Because any way you dress it up the majority are Parkins old boys. theoutsider

11:18am Thu 5 Jul 12

northyorksbantam says...

ilkleyborn wrote:
For goodness sake give Atkinson bashing a rest, give the lad a chance, and that goes for the rest of the players.We've had too much negativity for 10 years at least.lets try another approach lets all be positive.We might even win something then.
Not sure where your coming from, no ones been bashing Atkinson on this thread unless ive missed something?
[quote][p][bold]ilkleyborn[/bold] wrote: For goodness sake give Atkinson bashing a rest, give the lad a chance, and that goes for the rest of the players.We've had too much negativity for 10 years at least.lets try another approach lets all be positive.We might even win something then.[/p][/quote]Not sure where your coming from, no ones been bashing Atkinson on this thread unless ive missed something? northyorksbantam

11:23am Thu 5 Jul 12

whisky1 says...

theoutsider wrote:
Danstarr69 wrote:
Great signings!

Just like to point out that 'TheOutsider' definately is an outsider, and there's definately nothing correct about 'Correctness' posts.

They're both a set of numpties!
Not sure what your carping on about ? but IMO not great signings Thompson lost his way at Scunny and here we go again another ex-Dale player. Why I we intent on rebuilding the entire Rochdale team at VP. All the signing seems to be Steve Parkins mates or am I missing something ?. Parkinson himself needs to place a stamp on this team and pretty quick I think its gone backwards. Why do I think we need a Syers type player in centre mid to bring the energy instead of the 36 year old Dale verteran. As I say Mr Parkinson has to place his stamp on it otherwise it looks like a Parkin team to me and the 30pts we need from the first set of 15 games is looking out of reach and that will see Mr Parkinson out the door by the end of October. Not so starry danny boy me thinks.
Complete speculation as to Parkins influence on the signings.No doubt PP will be mindful as to his views but you only need to look at PPs handling of Branno and the Scots contingent to see he is absolutely his own man. On the face of it he has recruited well but we shall see. Talk about uninformed and unnecessary negativity. Does a big black cloud follow this guy around and **** on him all day?
[quote][p][bold]theoutsider[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Danstarr69[/bold] wrote: Great signings! Just like to point out that 'TheOutsider' definately is an outsider, and there's definately nothing correct about 'Correctness' posts. They're both a set of numpties![/p][/quote]Not sure what your carping on about ? but IMO not great signings Thompson lost his way at Scunny and here we go again another ex-Dale player. Why I we intent on rebuilding the entire Rochdale team at VP. All the signing seems to be Steve Parkins mates or am I missing something ?. Parkinson himself needs to place a stamp on this team and pretty quick I think its gone backwards. Why do I think we need a Syers type player in centre mid to bring the energy instead of the 36 year old Dale verteran. As I say Mr Parkinson has to place his stamp on it otherwise it looks like a Parkin team to me and the 30pts we need from the first set of 15 games is looking out of reach and that will see Mr Parkinson out the door by the end of October. Not so starry danny boy me thinks.[/p][/quote]Complete speculation as to Parkins influence on the signings.No doubt PP will be mindful as to his views but you only need to look at PPs handling of Branno and the Scots contingent to see he is absolutely his own man. On the face of it he has recruited well but we shall see. Talk about uninformed and unnecessary negativity. Does a big black cloud follow this guy around and **** on him all day? whisky1

11:36am Thu 5 Jul 12

theoutsider says...

Is this completely without foundation ?
Mr Parkinson highly rated English coach ( Wengers opinion ) almost joined Arsenal at one stage as I understand. To be offered a position in the England set up at St Georges Park , just a sneak.
Is this completely without foundation ? Mr Parkinson highly rated English coach ( Wengers opinion ) almost joined Arsenal at one stage as I understand. To be offered a position in the England set up at St Georges Park , just a sneak. theoutsider

11:39am Thu 5 Jul 12

whisky1 says...

enjoy your stay at Lynfield mount!
enjoy your stay at Lynfield mount! whisky1

12:00pm Thu 5 Jul 12

theoutsider says...

lets wait and see on all fronts before we start the slagging...
lets wait and see on all fronts before we start the slagging... theoutsider

12:00pm Thu 5 Jul 12

jackez20591 says...

theoutsider wrote:
Danstarr69 wrote:
Great signings!

Just like to point out that 'TheOutsider' definately is an outsider, and there's definately nothing correct about 'Correctness' posts.

They're both a set of numpties!
Not sure what your carping on about ? but IMO not great signings Thompson lost his way at Scunny and here we go again another ex-Dale player. Why I we intent on rebuilding the entire Rochdale team at VP. All the signing seems to be Steve Parkins mates or am I missing something ?. Parkinson himself needs to place a stamp on this team and pretty quick I think its gone backwards. Why do I think we need a Syers type player in centre mid to bring the energy instead of the 36 year old Dale verteran. As I say Mr Parkinson has to place his stamp on it otherwise it looks like a Parkin team to me and the 30pts we need from the first set of 15 games is looking out of reach and that will see Mr Parkinson out the door by the end of October. Not so starry danny boy me thinks.
Stephen Darby is not a rochdale player, he is a liverpool player who went out on loan. A player who used to be highly rated and a liverpool friend says he is solid defensively and should be decent going forward at our level.

And that 36 year old veteran, scored 17 goals at the age of 34. He is perfectly capable of scoring. So are our wingers and Richie Jones.


You think Parkinsons entire managerial career has been based on Steve Parkin signings?
[quote][p][bold]theoutsider[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Danstarr69[/bold] wrote: Great signings! Just like to point out that 'TheOutsider' definately is an outsider, and there's definately nothing correct about 'Correctness' posts. They're both a set of numpties![/p][/quote]Not sure what your carping on about ? but IMO not great signings Thompson lost his way at Scunny and here we go again another ex-Dale player. Why I we intent on rebuilding the entire Rochdale team at VP. All the signing seems to be Steve Parkins mates or am I missing something ?. Parkinson himself needs to place a stamp on this team and pretty quick I think its gone backwards. Why do I think we need a Syers type player in centre mid to bring the energy instead of the 36 year old Dale verteran. As I say Mr Parkinson has to place his stamp on it otherwise it looks like a Parkin team to me and the 30pts we need from the first set of 15 games is looking out of reach and that will see Mr Parkinson out the door by the end of October. Not so starry danny boy me thinks.[/p][/quote]Stephen Darby is not a rochdale player, he is a liverpool player who went out on loan. A player who used to be highly rated and a liverpool friend says he is solid defensively and should be decent going forward at our level. And that 36 year old veteran, scored 17 goals at the age of 34. He is perfectly capable of scoring. So are our wingers and Richie Jones. You think Parkinsons entire managerial career has been based on Steve Parkin signings? jackez20591

12:02pm Thu 5 Jul 12

whisky1 says...

lol you have just written off PP as a sneak his signings and the clubs prospects next season
lol you have just written off PP as a sneak his signings and the clubs prospects next season whisky1

12:18pm Thu 5 Jul 12

Jacko1990 says...

theoutsider wrote:
Danstarr69 wrote: Great signings! Just like to point out that 'TheOutsider' definately is an outsider, and there's definately nothing correct about 'Correctness' posts. They're both a set of numpties!
Not sure what your carping on about ? but IMO not great signings Thompson lost his way at Scunny and here we go again another ex-Dale player. Why I we intent on rebuilding the entire Rochdale team at VP. All the signing seems to be Steve Parkins mates or am I missing something ?. Parkinson himself needs to place a stamp on this team and pretty quick I think its gone backwards. Why do I think we need a Syers type player in centre mid to bring the energy instead of the 36 year old Dale verteran. As I say Mr Parkinson has to place his stamp on it otherwise it looks like a Parkin team to me and the 30pts we need from the first set of 15 games is looking out of reach and that will see Mr Parkinson out the door by the end of October. Not so starry danny boy me thinks.
your a very negative man!! and your comments are shocking!! all the players we have signed are proven players at this leevel and some even at the level above, so how can you say these are rubbish signing?
i think you know nothing about football and you just come on here to have a moan!
[quote][p][bold]theoutsider[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Danstarr69[/bold] wrote: Great signings! Just like to point out that 'TheOutsider' definately is an outsider, and there's definately nothing correct about 'Correctness' posts. They're both a set of numpties![/p][/quote]Not sure what your carping on about ? but IMO not great signings Thompson lost his way at Scunny and here we go again another ex-Dale player. Why I we intent on rebuilding the entire Rochdale team at VP. All the signing seems to be Steve Parkins mates or am I missing something ?. Parkinson himself needs to place a stamp on this team and pretty quick I think its gone backwards. Why do I think we need a Syers type player in centre mid to bring the energy instead of the 36 year old Dale verteran. As I say Mr Parkinson has to place his stamp on it otherwise it looks like a Parkin team to me and the 30pts we need from the first set of 15 games is looking out of reach and that will see Mr Parkinson out the door by the end of October. Not so starry danny boy me thinks.[/p][/quote]your a very negative man!! and your comments are shocking!! all the players we have signed are proven players at this leevel and some even at the level above, so how can you say these are rubbish signing? i think you know nothing about football and you just come on here to have a moan! Jacko1990

12:21pm Thu 5 Jul 12

ShadeyBantam says...

Some of the rubbish that people pass comment on here is absolutely incredible. If you don't like what happens at the club then go find another one to 'support!'

Do these same people go into McDonalds and moan because it's not KFC?

Do you walk into home bargains and complain because it's too cheap?

God forbid someone should be able to get on and attempt to do a job.

Good signings in my opinion so far and so what if a couple are from Rochdale? They did th business there didn't they?
Some of the rubbish that people pass comment on here is absolutely incredible. If you don't like what happens at the club then go find another one to 'support!' Do these same people go into McDonalds and moan because it's not KFC? Do you walk into home bargains and complain because it's too cheap? God forbid someone should be able to get on and attempt to do a job. Good signings in my opinion so far and so what if a couple are from Rochdale? They did th business there didn't they? ShadeyBantam

12:28pm Thu 5 Jul 12

Bikenshaw Illy says...

Does anybody know if any pitch improvements have been made since last season? We have had lots of rain this summer and we all know what a mess our pitch has been especially down between the main stand and corner of the kop due to poor drainage. If we want to play nice football on the ground which entertains fans and can WIN games then surly this is as important as signing quality players. Think our squad is taking shape now. Cannot wait for gills game. Off to that one to hopefully wind my gills mate up down there. Check them out on BBC sport website. They seem worse off than us! They have now been thrown off their training ground due to not paying Medway council. They have no manager and no signings and only half a squad so surly 3 points first game of season!
Does anybody know if any pitch improvements have been made since last season? We have had lots of rain this summer and we all know what a mess our pitch has been especially down between the main stand and corner of the kop due to poor drainage. If we want to play nice football on the ground which entertains fans and can WIN games then surly this is as important as signing quality players. Think our squad is taking shape now. Cannot wait for gills game. Off to that one to hopefully wind my gills mate up down there. Check them out on BBC sport website. They seem worse off than us! They have now been thrown off their training ground due to not paying Medway council. They have no manager and no signings and only half a squad so surly 3 points first game of season! Bikenshaw Illy

12:46pm Thu 5 Jul 12

mickyoi says...

Bikenshaw Illy wrote:
Does anybody know if any pitch improvements have been made since last season? We have had lots of rain this summer and we all know what a mess our pitch has been especially down between the main stand and corner of the kop due to poor drainage. If we want to play nice football on the ground which entertains fans and can WIN games then surly this is as important as signing quality players. Think our squad is taking shape now. Cannot wait for gills game. Off to that one to hopefully wind my gills mate up down there. Check them out on BBC sport website. They seem worse off than us! They have now been thrown off their training ground due to not paying Medway council. They have no manager and no signings and only half a squad so surly 3 points first game of season!
The pitch has been relaid I've been working at vp and the grounds staff are on it every day. Looks quality.
[quote][p][bold]Bikenshaw Illy[/bold] wrote: Does anybody know if any pitch improvements have been made since last season? We have had lots of rain this summer and we all know what a mess our pitch has been especially down between the main stand and corner of the kop due to poor drainage. If we want to play nice football on the ground which entertains fans and can WIN games then surly this is as important as signing quality players. Think our squad is taking shape now. Cannot wait for gills game. Off to that one to hopefully wind my gills mate up down there. Check them out on BBC sport website. They seem worse off than us! They have now been thrown off their training ground due to not paying Medway council. They have no manager and no signings and only half a squad so surly 3 points first game of season![/p][/quote]The pitch has been relaid I've been working at vp and the grounds staff are on it every day. Looks quality. mickyoi

12:50pm Thu 5 Jul 12

1 bingley bantam says...

Im pretty excited by both these signings if anything slightly more by Darby.Sounds like another attacking fullback does this mean Parkys gonna take the shackles off and let us attack (i bloody hope so!).
Does anyone know why Thompson didnt play that often last season was it form? or did his face not fit,either way i think he will be a good signing.
Im pretty excited by both these signings if anything slightly more by Darby.Sounds like another attacking fullback does this mean Parkys gonna take the shackles off and let us attack (i bloody hope so!). Does anyone know why Thompson didnt play that often last season was it form? or did his face not fit,either way i think he will be a good signing. 1 bingley bantam

12:58pm Thu 5 Jul 12

theoutsider says...

Jacko1990 wrote:
theoutsider wrote:
Danstarr69 wrote: Great signings! Just like to point out that 'TheOutsider' definately is an outsider, and there's definately nothing correct about 'Correctness' posts. They're both a set of numpties!
Not sure what your carping on about ? but IMO not great signings Thompson lost his way at Scunny and here we go again another ex-Dale player. Why I we intent on rebuilding the entire Rochdale team at VP. All the signing seems to be Steve Parkins mates or am I missing something ?. Parkinson himself needs to place a stamp on this team and pretty quick I think its gone backwards. Why do I think we need a Syers type player in centre mid to bring the energy instead of the 36 year old Dale verteran. As I say Mr Parkinson has to place his stamp on it otherwise it looks like a Parkin team to me and the 30pts we need from the first set of 15 games is looking out of reach and that will see Mr Parkinson out the door by the end of October. Not so starry danny boy me thinks.
your a very negative man!! and your comments are shocking!! all the players we have signed are proven players at this leevel and some even at the level above, so how can you say these are rubbish signing?
i think you know nothing about football and you just come on here to have a moan!
Hey up Jacko lad get a grip negative like the last decade and more has been a positive experience ?. Entitled to my view ( as you are ), as for shocking ? whats so shocking ? I make a perfectly reasonable statement given the evidence and its a shock ! - hells teeth ? if your eyes were in your head you would have worked it out too.
[quote][p][bold]Jacko1990[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]theoutsider[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Danstarr69[/bold] wrote: Great signings! Just like to point out that 'TheOutsider' definately is an outsider, and there's definately nothing correct about 'Correctness' posts. They're both a set of numpties![/p][/quote]Not sure what your carping on about ? but IMO not great signings Thompson lost his way at Scunny and here we go again another ex-Dale player. Why I we intent on rebuilding the entire Rochdale team at VP. All the signing seems to be Steve Parkins mates or am I missing something ?. Parkinson himself needs to place a stamp on this team and pretty quick I think its gone backwards. Why do I think we need a Syers type player in centre mid to bring the energy instead of the 36 year old Dale verteran. As I say Mr Parkinson has to place his stamp on it otherwise it looks like a Parkin team to me and the 30pts we need from the first set of 15 games is looking out of reach and that will see Mr Parkinson out the door by the end of October. Not so starry danny boy me thinks.[/p][/quote]your a very negative man!! and your comments are shocking!! all the players we have signed are proven players at this leevel and some even at the level above, so how can you say these are rubbish signing? i think you know nothing about football and you just come on here to have a moan![/p][/quote]Hey up Jacko lad get a grip negative like the last decade and more has been a positive experience ?. Entitled to my view ( as you are ), as for shocking ? whats so shocking ? I make a perfectly reasonable statement given the evidence and its a shock ! - hells teeth ? if your eyes were in your head you would have worked it out too. theoutsider

1:16pm Thu 5 Jul 12

wja1966 says...

Im looking forward to the new season and the starting line up I think will start with the players we now have will be
GK - Jonny Mac
LB - Meredith
CB - Oliver + Davies
RB - McArdle
Lw - Reid
RW - Thompson
CM- 2 of Ravenhill,Jones or Jones
ST - Wells
CF - Hanson

Bench so far Hannah, Darby,Atkinson

So far not a bad team and the starting line up can only get better hopefully
Im looking forward to the new season and the starting line up I think will start with the players we now have will be GK - Jonny Mac LB - Meredith CB - Oliver + Davies RB - McArdle Lw - Reid RW - Thompson CM- 2 of Ravenhill,Jones or Jones ST - Wells CF - Hanson Bench so far Hannah, Darby,Atkinson So far not a bad team and the starting line up can only get better hopefully wja1966

1:17pm Thu 5 Jul 12

_Size3_ says...

ShadeyBantam wrote:
Some of the rubbish that people pass comment on here is absolutely incredible. If you don't like what happens at the club then go find another one to 'support!' Do these same people go into McDonalds and moan because it's not KFC? Do you walk into home bargains and complain because it's too cheap? God forbid someone should be able to get on and attempt to do a job. Good signings in my opinion so far and so what if a couple are from Rochdale? They did th business there didn't they?
You aren't allowed to support your club...only pick it apart. It's such a buzz to say "I told you so" when a poor performance actually justifies one of yer critisims.

Lets face it tho bud....it is far easier to crisise anything and everything than it is to support. You can't say well done whilst embedding jibes and jokes in the sentence, complex enough to tickle the most basic of ameoba.

I'm with ya tho pal - let's see what the lads do on the pitch....c'mon Cityyyyyyyyyyyy (lol).
[quote][p][bold]ShadeyBantam[/bold] wrote: Some of the rubbish that people pass comment on here is absolutely incredible. If you don't like what happens at the club then go find another one to 'support!' Do these same people go into McDonalds and moan because it's not KFC? Do you walk into home bargains and complain because it's too cheap? God forbid someone should be able to get on and attempt to do a job. Good signings in my opinion so far and so what if a couple are from Rochdale? They did th business there didn't they?[/p][/quote]You aren't allowed to support your club...only pick it apart. It's such a buzz to say "I told you so" when a poor performance actually justifies one of yer critisims. Lets face it tho bud....it is far easier to crisise anything and everything than it is to support. You can't say well done whilst embedding jibes and jokes in the sentence, complex enough to tickle the most basic of ameoba. I'm with ya tho pal - let's see what the lads do on the pitch....c'mon Cityyyyyyyyyyyy (lol). _Size3_

1:36pm Thu 5 Jul 12

theoutsider says...

theoutsider wrote:
Jacko1990 wrote:
theoutsider wrote:
Danstarr69 wrote: Great signings! Just like to point out that 'TheOutsider' definately is an outsider, and there's definately nothing correct about 'Correctness' posts. They're both a set of numpties!
Not sure what your carping on about ? but IMO not great signings Thompson lost his way at Scunny and here we go again another ex-Dale player. Why I we intent on rebuilding the entire Rochdale team at VP. All the signing seems to be Steve Parkins mates or am I missing something ?. Parkinson himself needs to place a stamp on this team and pretty quick I think its gone backwards. Why do I think we need a Syers type player in centre mid to bring the energy instead of the 36 year old Dale verteran. As I say Mr Parkinson has to place his stamp on it otherwise it looks like a Parkin team to me and the 30pts we need from the first set of 15 games is looking out of reach and that will see Mr Parkinson out the door by the end of October. Not so starry danny boy me thinks.
your a very negative man!! and your comments are shocking!! all the players we have signed are proven players at this leevel and some even at the level above, so how can you say these are rubbish signing?
i think you know nothing about football and you just come on here to have a moan!
Hey up Jacko lad get a grip negative like the last decade and more has been a positive experience ?. Entitled to my view ( as you are ), as for shocking ? whats so shocking ? I make a perfectly reasonable statement given the evidence and its a shock ! - hells teeth ? if your eyes were in your head you would have worked it out too.
By the way let me get one thing straight by 'sneak' no way is that to imply that Mr Parkinson is sneaking around for job elsewhere - by sneak that is to say that someone put theory to me. So apologies if it is being misread. I personally support Mr Parkinson but most of the player signings have Parkins stamp on them.
[quote][p][bold]theoutsider[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jacko1990[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]theoutsider[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Danstarr69[/bold] wrote: Great signings! Just like to point out that 'TheOutsider' definately is an outsider, and there's definately nothing correct about 'Correctness' posts. They're both a set of numpties![/p][/quote]Not sure what your carping on about ? but IMO not great signings Thompson lost his way at Scunny and here we go again another ex-Dale player. Why I we intent on rebuilding the entire Rochdale team at VP. All the signing seems to be Steve Parkins mates or am I missing something ?. Parkinson himself needs to place a stamp on this team and pretty quick I think its gone backwards. Why do I think we need a Syers type player in centre mid to bring the energy instead of the 36 year old Dale verteran. As I say Mr Parkinson has to place his stamp on it otherwise it looks like a Parkin team to me and the 30pts we need from the first set of 15 games is looking out of reach and that will see Mr Parkinson out the door by the end of October. Not so starry danny boy me thinks.[/p][/quote]your a very negative man!! and your comments are shocking!! all the players we have signed are proven players at this leevel and some even at the level above, so how can you say these are rubbish signing? i think you know nothing about football and you just come on here to have a moan![/p][/quote]Hey up Jacko lad get a grip negative like the last decade and more has been a positive experience ?. Entitled to my view ( as you are ), as for shocking ? whats so shocking ? I make a perfectly reasonable statement given the evidence and its a shock ! - hells teeth ? if your eyes were in your head you would have worked it out too.[/p][/quote]By the way let me get one thing straight by 'sneak' no way is that to imply that Mr Parkinson is sneaking around for job elsewhere - by sneak that is to say that someone put theory to me. So apologies if it is being misread. I personally support Mr Parkinson but most of the player signings have Parkins stamp on them. theoutsider

1:38pm Thu 5 Jul 12

Jacko1990 says...

theoutsider wrote:
Jacko1990 wrote:
theoutsider wrote:
Danstarr69 wrote: Great signings! Just like to point out that 'TheOutsider' definately is an outsider, and there's definately nothing correct about 'Correctness' posts. They're both a set of numpties!
Not sure what your carping on about ? but IMO not great signings Thompson lost his way at Scunny and here we go again another ex-Dale player. Why I we intent on rebuilding the entire Rochdale team at VP. All the signing seems to be Steve Parkins mates or am I missing something ?. Parkinson himself needs to place a stamp on this team and pretty quick I think its gone backwards. Why do I think we need a Syers type player in centre mid to bring the energy instead of the 36 year old Dale verteran. As I say Mr Parkinson has to place his stamp on it otherwise it looks like a Parkin team to me and the 30pts we need from the first set of 15 games is looking out of reach and that will see Mr Parkinson out the door by the end of October. Not so starry danny boy me thinks.
your a very negative man!! and your comments are shocking!! all the players we have signed are proven players at this leevel and some even at the level above, so how can you say these are rubbish signing? i think you know nothing about football and you just come on here to have a moan!
Hey up Jacko lad get a grip negative like the last decade and more has been a positive experience ?. Entitled to my view ( as you are ), as for shocking ? whats so shocking ? I make a perfectly reasonable statement given the evidence and its a shock ! - hells teeth ? if your eyes were in your head you would have worked it out too.
i bet you wasnt even around for the last decade of football at vp!!? and ill think youll find that we have signed one player from rochdale, so were your getting that we are signing rochdale's ex players from is beyond me!!? your a clueless supporter who likes to have a moan at the good things!! FACT! now go back and play football manager!!
[quote][p][bold]theoutsider[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jacko1990[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]theoutsider[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Danstarr69[/bold] wrote: Great signings! Just like to point out that 'TheOutsider' definately is an outsider, and there's definately nothing correct about 'Correctness' posts. They're both a set of numpties![/p][/quote]Not sure what your carping on about ? but IMO not great signings Thompson lost his way at Scunny and here we go again another ex-Dale player. Why I we intent on rebuilding the entire Rochdale team at VP. All the signing seems to be Steve Parkins mates or am I missing something ?. Parkinson himself needs to place a stamp on this team and pretty quick I think its gone backwards. Why do I think we need a Syers type player in centre mid to bring the energy instead of the 36 year old Dale verteran. As I say Mr Parkinson has to place his stamp on it otherwise it looks like a Parkin team to me and the 30pts we need from the first set of 15 games is looking out of reach and that will see Mr Parkinson out the door by the end of October. Not so starry danny boy me thinks.[/p][/quote]your a very negative man!! and your comments are shocking!! all the players we have signed are proven players at this leevel and some even at the level above, so how can you say these are rubbish signing? i think you know nothing about football and you just come on here to have a moan![/p][/quote]Hey up Jacko lad get a grip negative like the last decade and more has been a positive experience ?. Entitled to my view ( as you are ), as for shocking ? whats so shocking ? I make a perfectly reasonable statement given the evidence and its a shock ! - hells teeth ? if your eyes were in your head you would have worked it out too.[/p][/quote]i bet you wasnt even around for the last decade of football at vp!!? and ill think youll find that we have signed one player from rochdale, so were your getting that we are signing rochdale's ex players from is beyond me!!? your a clueless supporter who likes to have a moan at the good things!! FACT! now go back and play football manager!! Jacko1990

1:44pm Thu 5 Jul 12

fatbloke says...

It appears we will be attemping to play with wingers and over lapping full backs, with centre backs protected by 2 sitting centre midfielders.

If this is the case seems quite promising. Or will PP play 3 centre backs .

Maybe a cheeky 4231.

For the 1st time since this time last year lol I feel optimitic
It appears we will be attemping to play with wingers and over lapping full backs, with centre backs protected by 2 sitting centre midfielders. If this is the case seems quite promising. Or will PP play 3 centre backs . Maybe a cheeky 4231. For the 1st time since this time last year lol I feel optimitic fatbloke

1:48pm Thu 5 Jul 12

Waynus1971 says...

theoutsider wrote:
Jacko1990 wrote:
theoutsider wrote:
Danstarr69 wrote: Great signings! Just like to point out that 'TheOutsider' definately is an outsider, and there's definately nothing correct about 'Correctness' posts. They're both a set of numpties!
Not sure what your carping on about ? but IMO not great signings Thompson lost his way at Scunny and here we go again another ex-Dale player. Why I we intent on rebuilding the entire Rochdale team at VP. All the signing seems to be Steve Parkins mates or am I missing something ?. Parkinson himself needs to place a stamp on this team and pretty quick I think its gone backwards. Why do I think we need a Syers type player in centre mid to bring the energy instead of the 36 year old Dale verteran. As I say Mr Parkinson has to place his stamp on it otherwise it looks like a Parkin team to me and the 30pts we need from the first set of 15 games is looking out of reach and that will see Mr Parkinson out the door by the end of October. Not so starry danny boy me thinks.
your a very negative man!! and your comments are shocking!! all the players we have signed are proven players at this leevel and some even at the level above, so how can you say these are rubbish signing? i think you know nothing about football and you just come on here to have a moan!
Hey up Jacko lad get a grip negative like the last decade and more has been a positive experience ?. Entitled to my view ( as you are ), as for shocking ? whats so shocking ? I make a perfectly reasonable statement given the evidence and its a shock ! - hells teeth ? if your eyes were in your head you would have worked it out too.
Come off it. You have been back-biting for weeks now, not just yesterday and today..!
.
Can you answer one question. Did the likes of McArdle and Jones make a positive difference at Rochdale, yes or no????? Did they not help the club to promotion, thus doing EXACTLY what we are hoping to do ourselves?
.
We have made 7 signings now. What link is there between Parkin and Davies? Meredith? Thompson? Darby (as he was signed after Parkin had left)? So, basically you are making your judgement on the fact that we have made Atkinson's loan move permanent and signed McArdle and Jones Snr having once played for Dale!????
.
God help any clubs with assistants that had connections with us, with the number of players we go through. Give me strength......!
[quote][p][bold]theoutsider[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jacko1990[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]theoutsider[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Danstarr69[/bold] wrote: Great signings! Just like to point out that 'TheOutsider' definately is an outsider, and there's definately nothing correct about 'Correctness' posts. They're both a set of numpties![/p][/quote]Not sure what your carping on about ? but IMO not great signings Thompson lost his way at Scunny and here we go again another ex-Dale player. Why I we intent on rebuilding the entire Rochdale team at VP. All the signing seems to be Steve Parkins mates or am I missing something ?. Parkinson himself needs to place a stamp on this team and pretty quick I think its gone backwards. Why do I think we need a Syers type player in centre mid to bring the energy instead of the 36 year old Dale verteran. As I say Mr Parkinson has to place his stamp on it otherwise it looks like a Parkin team to me and the 30pts we need from the first set of 15 games is looking out of reach and that will see Mr Parkinson out the door by the end of October. Not so starry danny boy me thinks.[/p][/quote]your a very negative man!! and your comments are shocking!! all the players we have signed are proven players at this leevel and some even at the level above, so how can you say these are rubbish signing? i think you know nothing about football and you just come on here to have a moan![/p][/quote]Hey up Jacko lad get a grip negative like the last decade and more has been a positive experience ?. Entitled to my view ( as you are ), as for shocking ? whats so shocking ? I make a perfectly reasonable statement given the evidence and its a shock ! - hells teeth ? if your eyes were in your head you would have worked it out too.[/p][/quote]Come off it. You have been back-biting for weeks now, not just yesterday and today..! . Can you answer one question. Did the likes of McArdle and Jones make a positive difference at Rochdale, yes or no????? Did they not help the club to promotion, thus doing EXACTLY what we are hoping to do ourselves? . We have made 7 signings now. What link is there between Parkin and Davies? Meredith? Thompson? Darby (as he was signed after Parkin had left)? So, basically you are making your judgement on the fact that we have made Atkinson's loan move permanent and signed McArdle and Jones Snr having once played for Dale!???? . God help any clubs with assistants that had connections with us, with the number of players we go through. Give me strength......! Waynus1971

1:56pm Thu 5 Jul 12

Liamk7978 says...

Well with all these signings my 50 quid bet on bradford city winning the league at 20/1 might come true lol. Maybe just one more creative centre midfielder and a proven goalscorer then we'll be flying
Well with all these signings my 50 quid bet on bradford city winning the league at 20/1 might come true lol. Maybe just one more creative centre midfielder and a proven goalscorer then we'll be flying Liamk7978

2:09pm Thu 5 Jul 12

dfell says...

Looks good to me. I expect City to do much better this year.
Looks good to me. I expect City to do much better this year. dfell

2:51pm Thu 5 Jul 12

DisplacedNortherner says...

Waynus1971 wrote:
theoutsider wrote:
Jacko1990 wrote:
theoutsider wrote:
Danstarr69 wrote: Great signings! Just like to point out that 'TheOutsider' definately is an outsider, and there's definately nothing correct about 'Correctness' posts. They're both a set of numpties!
Not sure what your carping on about ? but IMO not great signings Thompson lost his way at Scunny and here we go again another ex-Dale player. Why I we intent on rebuilding the entire Rochdale team at VP. All the signing seems to be Steve Parkins mates or am I missing something ?. Parkinson himself needs to place a stamp on this team and pretty quick I think its gone backwards. Why do I think we need a Syers type player in centre mid to bring the energy instead of the 36 year old Dale verteran. As I say Mr Parkinson has to place his stamp on it otherwise it looks like a Parkin team to me and the 30pts we need from the first set of 15 games is looking out of reach and that will see Mr Parkinson out the door by the end of October. Not so starry danny boy me thinks.
your a very negative man!! and your comments are shocking!! all the players we have signed are proven players at this leevel and some even at the level above, so how can you say these are rubbish signing? i think you know nothing about football and you just come on here to have a moan!
Hey up Jacko lad get a grip negative like the last decade and more has been a positive experience ?. Entitled to my view ( as you are ), as for shocking ? whats so shocking ? I make a perfectly reasonable statement given the evidence and its a shock ! - hells teeth ? if your eyes were in your head you would have worked it out too.
Come off it. You have been back-biting for weeks now, not just yesterday and today..! . Can you answer one question. Did the likes of McArdle and Jones make a positive difference at Rochdale, yes or no????? Did they not help the club to promotion, thus doing EXACTLY what we are hoping to do ourselves? . We have made 7 signings now. What link is there between Parkin and Davies? Meredith? Thompson? Darby (as he was signed after Parkin had left)? So, basically you are making your judgement on the fact that we have made Atkinson's loan move permanent and signed McArdle and Jones Snr having once played for Dale!???? . God help any clubs with assistants that had connections with us, with the number of players we go through. Give me strength......!
In fact you could argue it makes more sense to sign players who have played under the management as then they know exactly what they are getting, the type of character they are etc, and not rely on agents promotional rubbish and scouting where they only see the odd few games?
[quote][p][bold]Waynus1971[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]theoutsider[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jacko1990[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]theoutsider[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Danstarr69[/bold] wrote: Great signings! Just like to point out that 'TheOutsider' definately is an outsider, and there's definately nothing correct about 'Correctness' posts. They're both a set of numpties![/p][/quote]Not sure what your carping on about ? but IMO not great signings Thompson lost his way at Scunny and here we go again another ex-Dale player. Why I we intent on rebuilding the entire Rochdale team at VP. All the signing seems to be Steve Parkins mates or am I missing something ?. Parkinson himself needs to place a stamp on this team and pretty quick I think its gone backwards. Why do I think we need a Syers type player in centre mid to bring the energy instead of the 36 year old Dale verteran. As I say Mr Parkinson has to place his stamp on it otherwise it looks like a Parkin team to me and the 30pts we need from the first set of 15 games is looking out of reach and that will see Mr Parkinson out the door by the end of October. Not so starry danny boy me thinks.[/p][/quote]your a very negative man!! and your comments are shocking!! all the players we have signed are proven players at this leevel and some even at the level above, so how can you say these are rubbish signing? i think you know nothing about football and you just come on here to have a moan![/p][/quote]Hey up Jacko lad get a grip negative like the last decade and more has been a positive experience ?. Entitled to my view ( as you are ), as for shocking ? whats so shocking ? I make a perfectly reasonable statement given the evidence and its a shock ! - hells teeth ? if your eyes were in your head you would have worked it out too.[/p][/quote]Come off it. You have been back-biting for weeks now, not just yesterday and today..! . Can you answer one question. Did the likes of McArdle and Jones make a positive difference at Rochdale, yes or no????? Did they not help the club to promotion, thus doing EXACTLY what we are hoping to do ourselves? . We have made 7 signings now. What link is there between Parkin and Davies? Meredith? Thompson? Darby (as he was signed after Parkin had left)? So, basically you are making your judgement on the fact that we have made Atkinson's loan move permanent and signed McArdle and Jones Snr having once played for Dale!???? . God help any clubs with assistants that had connections with us, with the number of players we go through. Give me strength......![/p][/quote]In fact you could argue it makes more sense to sign players who have played under the management as then they know exactly what they are getting, the type of character they are etc, and not rely on agents promotional rubbish and scouting where they only see the odd few games? DisplacedNortherner

2:54pm Thu 5 Jul 12

usher dave says...

theoutsider wrote:
Danstarr69 wrote:
Great signings!

Just like to point out that 'TheOutsider' definately is an outsider, and there's definately nothing correct about 'Correctness' posts.

They're both a set of numpties!
Not sure what your carping on about ? but IMO not great signings Thompson lost his way at Scunny and here we go again another ex-Dale player. Why I we intent on rebuilding the entire Rochdale team at VP. All the signing seems to be Steve Parkins mates or am I missing something ?. Parkinson himself needs to place a stamp on this team and pretty quick I think its gone backwards. Why do I think we need a Syers type player in centre mid to bring the energy instead of the 36 year old Dale verteran. As I say Mr Parkinson has to place his stamp on it otherwise it looks like a Parkin team to me and the 30pts we need from the first set of 15 games is looking out of reach and that will see Mr Parkinson out the door by the end of October. Not so starry danny boy me thinks.
say something positve,please!
[quote][p][bold]theoutsider[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Danstarr69[/bold] wrote: Great signings! Just like to point out that 'TheOutsider' definately is an outsider, and there's definately nothing correct about 'Correctness' posts. They're both a set of numpties![/p][/quote]Not sure what your carping on about ? but IMO not great signings Thompson lost his way at Scunny and here we go again another ex-Dale player. Why I we intent on rebuilding the entire Rochdale team at VP. All the signing seems to be Steve Parkins mates or am I missing something ?. Parkinson himself needs to place a stamp on this team and pretty quick I think its gone backwards. Why do I think we need a Syers type player in centre mid to bring the energy instead of the 36 year old Dale verteran. As I say Mr Parkinson has to place his stamp on it otherwise it looks like a Parkin team to me and the 30pts we need from the first set of 15 games is looking out of reach and that will see Mr Parkinson out the door by the end of October. Not so starry danny boy me thinks.[/p][/quote]say something positve,please! usher dave

3:01pm Thu 5 Jul 12

BigFigure says...

DisplacedNortherner wrote:
Waynus1971 wrote:
theoutsider wrote:
Jacko1990 wrote:
theoutsider wrote:
Danstarr69 wrote: Great signings! Just like to point out that 'TheOutsider' definately is an outsider, and there's definately nothing correct about 'Correctness' posts. They're both a set of numpties!
Not sure what your carping on about ? but IMO not great signings Thompson lost his way at Scunny and here we go again another ex-Dale player. Why I we intent on rebuilding the entire Rochdale team at VP. All the signing seems to be Steve Parkins mates or am I missing something ?. Parkinson himself needs to place a stamp on this team and pretty quick I think its gone backwards. Why do I think we need a Syers type player in centre mid to bring the energy instead of the 36 year old Dale verteran. As I say Mr Parkinson has to place his stamp on it otherwise it looks like a Parkin team to me and the 30pts we need from the first set of 15 games is looking out of reach and that will see Mr Parkinson out the door by the end of October. Not so starry danny boy me thinks.
your a very negative man!! and your comments are shocking!! all the players we have signed are proven players at this leevel and some even at the level above, so how can you say these are rubbish signing? i think you know nothing about football and you just come on here to have a moan!
Hey up Jacko lad get a grip negative like the last decade and more has been a positive experience ?. Entitled to my view ( as you are ), as for shocking ? whats so shocking ? I make a perfectly reasonable statement given the evidence and its a shock ! - hells teeth ? if your eyes were in your head you would have worked it out too.
Come off it. You have been back-biting for weeks now, not just yesterday and today..! . Can you answer one question. Did the likes of McArdle and Jones make a positive difference at Rochdale, yes or no????? Did they not help the club to promotion, thus doing EXACTLY what we are hoping to do ourselves? . We have made 7 signings now. What link is there between Parkin and Davies? Meredith? Thompson? Darby (as he was signed after Parkin had left)? So, basically you are making your judgement on the fact that we have made Atkinson's loan move permanent and signed McArdle and Jones Snr having once played for Dale!???? . God help any clubs with assistants that had connections with us, with the number of players we go through. Give me strength......!
In fact you could argue it makes more sense to sign players who have played under the management as then they know exactly what they are getting, the type of character they are etc, and not rely on agents promotional rubbish and scouting where they only see the odd few games?
Spot on Northerner....better the devil you know
[quote][p][bold]DisplacedNortherner[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Waynus1971[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]theoutsider[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jacko1990[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]theoutsider[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Danstarr69[/bold] wrote: Great signings! Just like to point out that 'TheOutsider' definately is an outsider, and there's definately nothing correct about 'Correctness' posts. They're both a set of numpties![/p][/quote]Not sure what your carping on about ? but IMO not great signings Thompson lost his way at Scunny and here we go again another ex-Dale player. Why I we intent on rebuilding the entire Rochdale team at VP. All the signing seems to be Steve Parkins mates or am I missing something ?. Parkinson himself needs to place a stamp on this team and pretty quick I think its gone backwards. Why do I think we need a Syers type player in centre mid to bring the energy instead of the 36 year old Dale verteran. As I say Mr Parkinson has to place his stamp on it otherwise it looks like a Parkin team to me and the 30pts we need from the first set of 15 games is looking out of reach and that will see Mr Parkinson out the door by the end of October. Not so starry danny boy me thinks.[/p][/quote]your a very negative man!! and your comments are shocking!! all the players we have signed are proven players at this leevel and some even at the level above, so how can you say these are rubbish signing? i think you know nothing about football and you just come on here to have a moan![/p][/quote]Hey up Jacko lad get a grip negative like the last decade and more has been a positive experience ?. Entitled to my view ( as you are ), as for shocking ? whats so shocking ? I make a perfectly reasonable statement given the evidence and its a shock ! - hells teeth ? if your eyes were in your head you would have worked it out too.[/p][/quote]Come off it. You have been back-biting for weeks now, not just yesterday and today..! . Can you answer one question. Did the likes of McArdle and Jones make a positive difference at Rochdale, yes or no????? Did they not help the club to promotion, thus doing EXACTLY what we are hoping to do ourselves? . We have made 7 signings now. What link is there between Parkin and Davies? Meredith? Thompson? Darby (as he was signed after Parkin had left)? So, basically you are making your judgement on the fact that we have made Atkinson's loan move permanent and signed McArdle and Jones Snr having once played for Dale!???? . God help any clubs with assistants that had connections with us, with the number of players we go through. Give me strength......![/p][/quote]In fact you could argue it makes more sense to sign players who have played under the management as then they know exactly what they are getting, the type of character they are etc, and not rely on agents promotional rubbish and scouting where they only see the odd few games?[/p][/quote]Spot on Northerner....better the devil you know BigFigure

3:21pm Thu 5 Jul 12

Danstarr69 says...

theoutsider wrote:
Danstarr69 wrote:
Great signings!

Just like to point out that 'TheOutsider' definately is an outsider, and there's definately nothing correct about 'Correctness' posts.

They're both a set of numpties!
Not sure what your carping on about ? but IMO not great signings Thompson lost his way at Scunny and here we go again another ex-Dale player. Why I we intent on rebuilding the entire Rochdale team at VP. All the signing seems to be Steve Parkins mates or am I missing something ?. Parkinson himself needs to place a stamp on this team and pretty quick I think its gone backwards. Why do I think we need a Syers type player in centre mid to bring the energy instead of the 36 year old Dale verteran. As I say Mr Parkinson has to place his stamp on it otherwise it looks like a Parkin team to me and the 30pts we need from the first set of 15 games is looking out of reach and that will see Mr Parkinson out the door by the end of October. Not so starry danny boy me thinks.
The 7 players we've signed so far turned down...

2 Premiership clubs,
7 Championship clubs,
2 League 1 clubs,
1 Scottish Premier club,
and 6 League 2 clubs to sign for us.

And you call them all crap except Davies??? You're clueless!
[quote][p][bold]theoutsider[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Danstarr69[/bold] wrote: Great signings! Just like to point out that 'TheOutsider' definately is an outsider, and there's definately nothing correct about 'Correctness' posts. They're both a set of numpties![/p][/quote]Not sure what your carping on about ? but IMO not great signings Thompson lost his way at Scunny and here we go again another ex-Dale player. Why I we intent on rebuilding the entire Rochdale team at VP. All the signing seems to be Steve Parkins mates or am I missing something ?. Parkinson himself needs to place a stamp on this team and pretty quick I think its gone backwards. Why do I think we need a Syers type player in centre mid to bring the energy instead of the 36 year old Dale verteran. As I say Mr Parkinson has to place his stamp on it otherwise it looks like a Parkin team to me and the 30pts we need from the first set of 15 games is looking out of reach and that will see Mr Parkinson out the door by the end of October. Not so starry danny boy me thinks.[/p][/quote]The 7 players we've signed so far turned down... 2 Premiership clubs, 7 Championship clubs, 2 League 1 clubs, 1 Scottish Premier club, and 6 League 2 clubs to sign for us. And you call them all crap except Davies??? You're clueless! Danstarr69

3:43pm Thu 5 Jul 12

Bikenshaw Illy says...

mickyoi wrote:
Bikenshaw Illy wrote:
Does anybody know if any pitch improvements have been made since last season? We have had lots of rain this summer and we all know what a mess our pitch has been especially down between the main stand and corner of the kop due to poor drainage. If we want to play nice football on the ground which entertains fans and can WIN games then surly this is as important as signing quality players. Think our squad is taking shape now. Cannot wait for gills game. Off to that one to hopefully wind my gills mate up down there. Check them out on BBC sport website. They seem worse off than us! They have now been thrown off their training ground due to not paying Medway council. They have no manager and no signings and only half a squad so surly 3 points first game of season!
The pitch has been relaid I've been working at vp and the grounds staff are on it every day. Looks quality.
Cheers for that info. Glad we relaid the pitch. Hope surface is much better this season. Does anybody know billy paynters situation at scum? I hear he does not get a look in and someone said he has left. Still says he is a Leeds player though. Just thought if he is down the pecking order at bellend road then maybe we can take him on loan for a few months.
[quote][p][bold]mickyoi[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bikenshaw Illy[/bold] wrote: Does anybody know if any pitch improvements have been made since last season? We have had lots of rain this summer and we all know what a mess our pitch has been especially down between the main stand and corner of the kop due to poor drainage. If we want to play nice football on the ground which entertains fans and can WIN games then surly this is as important as signing quality players. Think our squad is taking shape now. Cannot wait for gills game. Off to that one to hopefully wind my gills mate up down there. Check them out on BBC sport website. They seem worse off than us! They have now been thrown off their training ground due to not paying Medway council. They have no manager and no signings and only half a squad so surly 3 points first game of season![/p][/quote]The pitch has been relaid I've been working at vp and the grounds staff are on it every day. Looks quality.[/p][/quote]Cheers for that info. Glad we relaid the pitch. Hope surface is much better this season. Does anybody know billy paynters situation at scum? I hear he does not get a look in and someone said he has left. Still says he is a Leeds player though. Just thought if he is down the pecking order at bellend road then maybe we can take him on loan for a few months. Bikenshaw Illy

3:50pm Thu 5 Jul 12

Victor Clayton says...

Liamk7978 wrote:
Well with all these signings my 50 quid bet on bradford city winning the league at 20/1 might come true lol. Maybe just one more creative centre midfielder and a proven goalscorer then we'll be flying
I agree.
[quote][p][bold]Liamk7978[/bold] wrote: Well with all these signings my 50 quid bet on bradford city winning the league at 20/1 might come true lol. Maybe just one more creative centre midfielder and a proven goalscorer then we'll be flying[/p][/quote]I agree. Victor Clayton

4:50pm Thu 5 Jul 12

audal says...

SCUM ? BELLEND ROAD ? any other insults you all care to throw at Leeds turn in to magic when posters decide that you want their players for city, grow up or stop coming online..
SCUM ? BELLEND ROAD ? any other insults you all care to throw at Leeds turn in to magic when posters decide that you want their players for city, grow up or stop coming online.. audal

5:55pm Thu 5 Jul 12

Pablo says...

lonniejockstrap wrote:
Come on Pablo, there must be something you can moan about?
Some posters are going over the top about signings they've never seen play. I can only comment about the two I've seen. Davies was a brilliant signing and my views on Atkinson are well documented.

I'm actually glad that we've not pushed the boat out ( other than Davies ) because I don't want the club to suffer the same fate as the Bulls.

I'd be surprised if we achieve a play off place but think we'll fare better than last season. What I hope is that we get a good start so we can attract the 50/50 holders through the turnstiles.

Is that positive enough, lonnie?!?
[quote][p][bold]lonniejockstrap[/bold] wrote: Come on Pablo, there must be something you can moan about?[/p][/quote]Some posters are going over the top about signings they've never seen play. I can only comment about the two I've seen. Davies was a brilliant signing and my views on Atkinson are well documented. I'm actually glad that we've not pushed the boat out ( other than Davies ) because I don't want the club to suffer the same fate as the Bulls. I'd be surprised if we achieve a play off place but think we'll fare better than last season. What I hope is that we get a good start so we can attract the 50/50 holders through the turnstiles. Is that positive enough, lonnie?!? Pablo

5:59pm Thu 5 Jul 12

itchibullocks says...

Clearly all that writing yesterday has got to poor Simon, have a day off.....oh sorry you already are.
Clearly all that writing yesterday has got to poor Simon, have a day off.....oh sorry you already are. itchibullocks

7:41pm Thu 5 Jul 12

balbrigganfc says...

As previously predicted, City would sign more players.

Watch this space for more jaw dropping predictions for the past, present and future.

Come on you Bantams, CTID
As previously predicted, City would sign more players. Watch this space for more jaw dropping predictions for the past, present and future. Come on you Bantams, CTID balbrigganfc

8:06pm Thu 5 Jul 12

Correctness says...

A lot o signings that can only e positive, all that is needed to be signed now is a new Chairman.
A lot o signings that can only e positive, all that is needed to be signed now is a new Chairman. Correctness

8:10pm Thu 5 Jul 12

djmoulson says...

balbrigganfc wrote:
As previously predicted, City would sign more players.

Watch this space for more jaw dropping predictions for the past, present and future.

Come on you Bantams, CTID
balbrigganfc....how do you predict the past....? I do think the prediction of us signing more players was a little bit obvious also, just like the prediction of tomorrow being Friday....!! CTID
[quote][p][bold]balbrigganfc[/bold] wrote: As previously predicted, City would sign more players. Watch this space for more jaw dropping predictions for the past, present and future. Come on you Bantams, CTID[/p][/quote]balbrigganfc....how do you predict the past....? I do think the prediction of us signing more players was a little bit obvious also, just like the prediction of tomorrow being Friday....!! CTID djmoulson

8:15pm Thu 5 Jul 12

lonniejockstrap says...

Pablo wrote:
lonniejockstrap wrote:
Come on Pablo, there must be something you can moan about?
Some posters are going over the top about signings they've never seen play. I can only comment about the two I've seen. Davies was a brilliant signing and my views on Atkinson are well documented.

I'm actually glad that we've not pushed the boat out ( other than Davies ) because I don't want the club to suffer the same fate as the Bulls.

I'd be surprised if we achieve a play off place but think we'll fare better than last season. What I hope is that we get a good start so we can attract the 50/50 holders through the turnstiles.

Is that positive enough, lonnie?!?
Well, compared to the vast majority of your posts it's a start LOL. Hope it made you feel better Pablo.

'There is little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. The little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative'.

W. Clement Stone :)
[quote][p][bold]Pablo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lonniejockstrap[/bold] wrote: Come on Pablo, there must be something you can moan about?[/p][/quote]Some posters are going over the top about signings they've never seen play. I can only comment about the two I've seen. Davies was a brilliant signing and my views on Atkinson are well documented. I'm actually glad that we've not pushed the boat out ( other than Davies ) because I don't want the club to suffer the same fate as the Bulls. I'd be surprised if we achieve a play off place but think we'll fare better than last season. What I hope is that we get a good start so we can attract the 50/50 holders through the turnstiles. Is that positive enough, lonnie?!?[/p][/quote]Well, compared to the vast majority of your posts it's a start LOL. Hope it made you feel better Pablo. 'There is little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. The little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative'. W. Clement Stone :) lonniejockstrap

9:58pm Thu 5 Jul 12

Bikenshaw Illy says...

audal wrote:
SCUM ? BELLEND ROAD ? any other insults you all care to throw at Leeds turn in to magic when posters decide that you want their players for city, grow up or stop coming online..
Go stick your head up your **** bellend or go support Leeds.
[quote][p][bold]audal[/bold] wrote: SCUM ? BELLEND ROAD ? any other insults you all care to throw at Leeds turn in to magic when posters decide that you want their players for city, grow up or stop coming online..[/p][/quote]Go stick your head up your **** bellend or go support Leeds. Bikenshaw Illy

10:58pm Thu 5 Jul 12

Cityman23 says...

City have now got what appears a 'comprehensive' collection of players covering most positions. Perhaps another keeper/striker may join us before the 'action' starts.

How the new players will do individually or collectively can only be discovered after the season starts.

We've had 'very good' signings in the past like Paul McLaren and Mark Stewart and Ross Hannah, who for one reason or another 'didn't work out.' So we can speculate all we like, and perhaps it's part of the fun of football, but 'nothing's guaranteed and ..even 'Balbriggan FC' won't be coming on here any time soon to predict the new signings who 'will make it' and those 'who won't!!' The only safe bet is there'll be at least one or two in either category!!
City have now got what appears a 'comprehensive' collection of players covering most positions. Perhaps another keeper/striker may join us before the 'action' starts. How the new players will do individually or collectively can only be discovered after the season starts. We've had 'very good' signings in the past like Paul McLaren and Mark Stewart and Ross Hannah, who for one reason or another 'didn't work out.' So we can speculate all we like, and perhaps it's part of the fun of football, but 'nothing's guaranteed and ..even 'Balbriggan FC' won't be coming on here any time soon to predict the new signings who 'will make it' and those 'who won't!!' The only safe bet is there'll be at least one or two in either category!! Cityman23

12:54am Fri 6 Jul 12

steshellska says...

Bikenshaw Illy wrote:
audal wrote:
SCUM ? BELLEND ROAD ? any other insults you all care to throw at Leeds turn in to magic when posters decide that you want their players for city, grow up or stop coming online..
Go stick your head up your **** bellend or go support Leeds.
Audal?????? you T1T,part of being a City fan is hating L***S SCUM,who play at Bellend RD. A players a player at the end of the day.they get paid to play there? if they end up here so what!! theres nowt childish about rivalry old pal....CTID
[quote][p][bold]Bikenshaw Illy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]audal[/bold] wrote: SCUM ? BELLEND ROAD ? any other insults you all care to throw at Leeds turn in to magic when posters decide that you want their players for city, grow up or stop coming online..[/p][/quote]Go stick your head up your **** bellend or go support Leeds.[/p][/quote]Audal?????? you T1T,part of being a City fan is hating L***S SCUM,who play at Bellend RD. A players a player at the end of the day.they get paid to play there? if they end up here so what!! theres nowt childish about rivalry old pal....CTID steshellska

1:01am Fri 6 Jul 12

steshellska says...

audal wrote:
SCUM ? BELLEND ROAD ? any other insults you all care to throw at Leeds turn in to magic when posters decide that you want their players for city, grow up or stop coming online..
also paynter was one of our cast offs,who i thought didnt do so great here last time around.hes probably improved though since,and itd be like getting our player back,rather than L***S giving us one.
[quote][p][bold]audal[/bold] wrote: SCUM ? BELLEND ROAD ? any other insults you all care to throw at Leeds turn in to magic when posters decide that you want their players for city, grow up or stop coming online..[/p][/quote]also paynter was one of our cast offs,who i thought didnt do so great here last time around.hes probably improved though since,and itd be like getting our player back,rather than L***S giving us one. steshellska

1:19am Fri 6 Jul 12

Bikenshaw Illy says...

steshellska wrote:
audal wrote:
SCUM ? BELLEND ROAD ? any other insults you all care to throw at Leeds turn in to magic when posters decide that you want their players for city, grow up or stop coming online..
also paynter was one of our cast offs,who i thought didnt do so great here last time around.hes probably improved though since,and itd be like getting our player back,rather than L***S giving us one.
Well said! He scored loads after he left us. Think he played for Swindon and banged a few in for them. He is only 28 but seems like he has been around ages!
[quote][p][bold]steshellska[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]audal[/bold] wrote: SCUM ? BELLEND ROAD ? any other insults you all care to throw at Leeds turn in to magic when posters decide that you want their players for city, grow up or stop coming online..[/p][/quote]also paynter was one of our cast offs,who i thought didnt do so great here last time around.hes probably improved though since,and itd be like getting our player back,rather than L***S giving us one.[/p][/quote]Well said! He scored loads after he left us. Think he played for Swindon and banged a few in for them. He is only 28 but seems like he has been around ages! Bikenshaw Illy

9:58am Fri 6 Jul 12

Waynus1971 says...

Pablo wrote:
lonniejockstrap wrote: Come on Pablo, there must be something you can moan about?
Some posters are going over the top about signings they've never seen play. I can only comment about the two I've seen. Davies was a brilliant signing and my views on Atkinson are well documented. I'm actually glad that we've not pushed the boat out ( other than Davies ) because I don't want the club to suffer the same fate as the Bulls. I'd be surprised if we achieve a play off place but think we'll fare better than last season. What I hope is that we get a good start so we can attract the 50/50 holders through the turnstiles. Is that positive enough, lonnie?!?
Pablo, I don't want to sound like I am knocking your opinion or your views, so please bear with me. As you will know, we have often agreed with each other on several matters, but I'm not sure where you are coming from in your response to Lonnie.
.
You start with a reasonable statement, "Some posters are going over the top about signings they've never seen play. I can only comment about the two I've seen". Valid point, well made and one that I have made recently myself. However, you then add, "I'd be surprised if we achieve a play off place but think we'll fare better than last season".
.
Aren't you judging our chances based on players you know nothing about? I acknowledge you 'think' we will do better than last season, but on what basis are you making the assumption that we won't reach a play-off place?
.
Of the players we have signed or re-signed, I rate;
Oliver, Davies and Darby. I have seen Thompson, Atkinson & Jones snr play really well in the past and I 'hope' that they regain/continue that form. As for; Meredith & McArdle, I must admit I know nothing about them, other than what has been written.
[quote][p][bold]Pablo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lonniejockstrap[/bold] wrote: Come on Pablo, there must be something you can moan about?[/p][/quote]Some posters are going over the top about signings they've never seen play. I can only comment about the two I've seen. Davies was a brilliant signing and my views on Atkinson are well documented. I'm actually glad that we've not pushed the boat out ( other than Davies ) because I don't want the club to suffer the same fate as the Bulls. I'd be surprised if we achieve a play off place but think we'll fare better than last season. What I hope is that we get a good start so we can attract the 50/50 holders through the turnstiles. Is that positive enough, lonnie?!?[/p][/quote]Pablo, I don't want to sound like I am knocking your opinion or your views, so please bear with me. As you will know, we have often agreed with each other on several matters, but I'm not sure where you are coming from in your response to Lonnie. . You start with a reasonable statement, "Some posters are going over the top about signings they've never seen play. I can only comment about the two I've seen". Valid point, well made and one that I have made recently myself. However, you then add, "I'd be surprised if we achieve a play off place but think we'll fare better than last season". . Aren't you judging our chances based on players you know nothing about? I acknowledge you 'think' we will do better than last season, but on what basis are you making the assumption that we won't reach a play-off place? . Of the players we have signed or re-signed, I rate; Oliver, Davies and Darby. I have seen Thompson, Atkinson & Jones snr play really well in the past and I 'hope' that they regain/continue that form. As for; Meredith & McArdle, I must admit I know nothing about them, other than what has been written. Waynus1971

1:56pm Fri 6 Jul 12

Pablo says...

Waynus, my new found optimism (!!!) is based on the fact that, surely, we can't do worse than last season.

Seriously, a strong central defence pairing, good midfield, two attacking wingers and Hanson and Wells should ensure a better season.
Waynus, my new found optimism (!!!) is based on the fact that, surely, we can't do worse than last season. Seriously, a strong central defence pairing, good midfield, two attacking wingers and Hanson and Wells should ensure a better season. Pablo

7:09pm Fri 6 Jul 12

lonniejockstrap says...

Pablo wrote:
Waynus, my new found optimism (!!!) is based on the fact that, surely, we can't do worse than last season.

Seriously, a strong central defence pairing, good midfield, two attacking wingers and Hanson and Wells should ensure a better season.
So, on the basis of two signings that you have seen play (one you regard as being a 'brilliant' signing the other you claim was 'Probably the most "hard to justify" signing ever' AND 'Atkinson figured in twelve games for us and, to describe his performances as "inept", doesn't do justice to the word' ALONG WITH 'I can see no justification in this signing') you have 'found optimism' and believe we we will not do worse than last year.

Good for you Pablo I felt deep down you couldn't possibly have as negative an attitude as you make out with the vast majority of your posts.

However -and not wishing to dilute your 'new found optimism' just when you have searched so hard to find it- how you can be confident of improvement on last season based on one 'brilliant' signing and one that is the 'most hard to justify ever' etc etc, both who were already playing for us and part of the team that ended in 18th place has left me struggling to understand how you have arrived at that conclusion.

Surely you aren't seriously excluding the expected benefit of signing those other players purely because you haven't seen them play? Who is in this 'good midfield' that you mention above? who are the 'two attacking wingers'? if you are ignoring any 'new' signings that you haven't seen play?
[quote][p][bold]Pablo[/bold] wrote: Waynus, my new found optimism (!!!) is based on the fact that, surely, we can't do worse than last season. Seriously, a strong central defence pairing, good midfield, two attacking wingers and Hanson and Wells should ensure a better season.[/p][/quote]So, on the basis of two signings that you have seen play (one you regard as being a 'brilliant' signing the other you claim was 'Probably the most "hard to justify" signing ever' AND 'Atkinson figured in twelve games for us and, to describe his performances as "inept", doesn't do justice to the word' ALONG WITH 'I can see no justification in this signing') you have 'found optimism' and believe we we will not do worse than last year. Good for you Pablo I felt deep down you couldn't possibly have as negative an attitude as you make out with the vast majority of your posts. However -and not wishing to dilute your 'new found optimism' just when you have searched so hard to find it- how you can be confident of improvement on last season based on one 'brilliant' signing and one that is the 'most hard to justify ever' etc etc, both who were already playing for us and part of the team that ended in 18th place has left me struggling to understand how you have arrived at that conclusion. Surely you aren't seriously excluding the expected benefit of signing those other players purely because you haven't seen them play? Who is in this 'good midfield' that you mention above? who are the 'two attacking wingers'? if you are ignoring any 'new' signings that you haven't seen play? lonniejockstrap

6:40pm Sat 7 Jul 12

Pablo says...

Don't you watch City, lonnie, or are you being your usual clever self?

Last season we had disruption at right back because we had no adequate cover for "sick note". We played right footed, out of position, players at left back. By all accounts we've signed promising replacements - round pegs in round holes.

Maybe you've never seen Davies and Oliver play, but they're an excellent pairing.

The pairing of Ravenhill and Ritchie Jones is good. Whilst I was sorry to see Syers go, Ritchie Jones is far better overall, which Parky finally discovered late in the season. We now have an attacking right winger in Thompson to complement Kyel Reid on the left(remember him, lonnie?)

Parky signed Dagnall on loan to replace Wells but, again, discovered that Wells was a far better talent and Nahki formed an excellent partnership with the improving Hanson. I expect that pairing will prove even better next season. You'll have to excuse the fact that I have no proof of this lonnie, as it's in the future.

So you see lonnie, it's not rocket science. And, finally, lonnie, please don't ask me what "rocket science" is.
Don't you watch City, lonnie, or are you being your usual clever self? Last season we had disruption at right back because we had no adequate cover for "sick note". We played right footed, out of position, players at left back. By all accounts we've signed promising replacements - round pegs in round holes. Maybe you've never seen Davies and Oliver play, but they're an excellent pairing. The pairing of Ravenhill and Ritchie Jones is good. Whilst I was sorry to see Syers go, Ritchie Jones is far better overall, which Parky finally discovered late in the season. We now have an attacking right winger in Thompson to complement Kyel Reid on the left(remember him, lonnie?) Parky signed Dagnall on loan to replace Wells but, again, discovered that Wells was a far better talent and Nahki formed an excellent partnership with the improving Hanson. I expect that pairing will prove even better next season. You'll have to excuse the fact that I have no proof of this lonnie, as it's in the future. So you see lonnie, it's not rocket science. And, finally, lonnie, please don't ask me what "rocket science" is. Pablo

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