Bradford City vying with Leeds United for Andy Gray signature

The offer of Championship football and teaming up again with Neil Warnock could tip the balance in Leeds’ favour in the hunt for Andy Gray

The offer of Championship football and teaming up again with Neil Warnock could tip the balance in Leeds’ favour in the hunt for Andy Gray

First published in Sport Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Photograph of the Author by , Bradford City Reporter

City face losing out to neighbours Leeds in their long pursuit of Andy Gray.

The Telegraph & Argus understands that Neil Warnock’s side are the Championship club that have registered their interest in the 34-year-old.

Warnock signed Gray for Sheffield United from the Bantams in 2004 and is understood to be keen to take him again once the imminent takeover goes through at Elland Road.

Although the striker is likely to start down the pecking order, the chance to stay in the second tier would appeal after he left Barnsley.

Gray began his career at Leeds, playing in the 1996 League Cup final at Wembley as a teenager, and has always had strong family links there through father Frank and uncle Eddie.

With no deal done as yet, City remain in the frame but admit privately that their chances of bringing him back to Valley Parade are fading fast.

Phil Parkinson is still looking to add to his seven summer captures, with another frontman and a right winger among the expected targets. City have three days less to play with before the start of the new season after the Capital One first-round trip to Notts County was brought forward to Saturday, August 11.

Parkinson was pleased with the switch, which frees up the following week before they kick off the league campaign at Gillingham. The proposed Barnsley friendly has been cancelled.

He said: “It was something I instigated with (Notts County manager) Keith Curle. We got wind that a couple of clubs were trying to do the same and it gives us the extra time before the league starts.”

Meanwhile, former skipper Michael Flynn could be in line for an early reunion with City after joining Gillin-gham on trial. Flynn, who previously captained the Kent club, has gone on their five-day trip to France so new boss Martin Allen can check on his fitness.

And Simon Ramsden’s possible move to Motherwell is getting closer.

The right back, whose offer from City remains on the table, spent a week with Stuart McCall’s side training in the Algarve.

He is likely to play for them again in a friendly at Ayr on Saturday.

McCall said: “Rammers will get a game. He is a good pro and talks well.

“We had a nine-a-side game over in Portugal and he did well. It’s an area of the park which does certainly need strengthening.”

Parkinson last week signed Stephen Darby to fill that role for the Bantams.

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7:41am Thu 12 Jul 12

ALEXIMO.56. says...

Let's forget Andy Gray and go for the other rumoured striker, Billy Paynter instead. Gray has been given enough time to decide and it's obvious it's all about more money and higher level football.
Let's forget Andy Gray and go for the other rumoured striker, Billy Paynter instead. Gray has been given enough time to decide and it's obvious it's all about more money and higher level football. ALEXIMO.56.
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7:48am Thu 12 Jul 12

citygent71 says...

i would of let this one go ages ago, why wait for someone who is going to drag their heels for more money? gray your a joke along with l33ds!!
i would of let this one go ages ago, why wait for someone who is going to drag their heels for more money? gray your a joke along with l33ds!! citygent71
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7:48am Thu 12 Jul 12

citygent71 says...

i would of let this one go ages ago, why wait for someone who is going to drag their heels for more money? gray your a joke along with l33ds!!
i would of let this one go ages ago, why wait for someone who is going to drag their heels for more money? gray your a joke along with l33ds!! citygent71
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7:50am Thu 12 Jul 12

ricky76 says...

ALEXIMO.56. wrote:
Let's forget Andy Gray and go for the other rumoured striker, Billy Paynter instead. Gray has been given enough time to decide and it's obvious it's all about more money and higher level football.
totally agree forget Gray if he wanted to come back he would have done so by now.
[quote][p][bold]ALEXIMO.56.[/bold] wrote: Let's forget Andy Gray and go for the other rumoured striker, Billy Paynter instead. Gray has been given enough time to decide and it's obvious it's all about more money and higher level football.[/p][/quote]totally agree forget Gray if he wanted to come back he would have done so by now. ricky76
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8:01am Thu 12 Jul 12

CasualBantam says...

Yes, move on from Gray and look elsewhere. Would definitely give Paynter a look.
Yes, move on from Gray and look elsewhere. Would definitely give Paynter a look. CasualBantam
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8:02am Thu 12 Jul 12

i miss stallard & murray says...

He shud have been given a deadline. He is not a world beater and I hope we are not missing out on other targets for him. I am confused by the Thompson comments and if he is classed as a striker why we chasing another striker? How many do we need? I think 4 strikers and a youth striker is enough competition.
He shud have been given a deadline. He is not a world beater and I hope we are not missing out on other targets for him. I am confused by the Thompson comments and if he is classed as a striker why we chasing another striker? How many do we need? I think 4 strikers and a youth striker is enough competition. i miss stallard & murray
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8:29am Thu 12 Jul 12

macca1969 says...

Time to pull the plug on this deal and move on. If he wants to play for weeds let him but he has had enough time. Also ramsden get the deal off the table he has had enough time to show he has no loyalty in repaying the the two years of wages he has collected sat on his injured backside. Let motherwell pick up the sickpay now he has robbed us long enough!
Time to pull the plug on this deal and move on. If he wants to play for weeds let him but he has had enough time. Also ramsden get the deal off the table he has had enough time to show he has no loyalty in repaying the the two years of wages he has collected sat on his injured backside. Let motherwell pick up the sickpay now he has robbed us long enough! macca1969
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8:42am Thu 12 Jul 12

Waynus1971 says...

Personally, I think Parker needs to review his sources. Gray to Leeds? I can understand why the player would what to go back, but why on earth would Leeds want him?
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They are in the process of being bought by a wealthy Sheikh and I'm sure their targets would be much better once that deal is completed.
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Besides, why are Leeds waiting for for a takeover to be completed? They paid QPR an undisclosed sum yesterday to sign Paddy Kenny, so why wouldn't they sign Gray, who's available on a free?????? None of it adds up and I fear City and/or Simon Parker are being taken for mugs.
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Whatever happens and wherever Gray claims to be ending up, I agree with the posters above. Time to move on and turn our targets elsewhere. Dele Adebola or Billy Paynter are good shouts and would fit the bill of what we need.
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As for Ramsden, withdraw the contract and offer one to Rob Kozluk instead. He wasn't the best right-back we have had, but he is good enough to fill the gap (on either side), when our first choices are injured/suspended.
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Finally, we still need to replace Flynn and I just hope we get someone that is as good as he was in his first season with us.
Personally, I think Parker needs to review his sources. Gray to Leeds? I can understand why the player would what to go back, but why on earth would Leeds want him? . They are in the process of being bought by a wealthy Sheikh and I'm sure their targets would be much better once that deal is completed. . Besides, why are Leeds waiting for for a takeover to be completed? They paid QPR an undisclosed sum yesterday to sign Paddy Kenny, so why wouldn't they sign Gray, who's available on a free?????? None of it adds up and I fear City and/or Simon Parker are being taken for mugs. . Whatever happens and wherever Gray claims to be ending up, I agree with the posters above. Time to move on and turn our targets elsewhere. Dele Adebola or Billy Paynter are good shouts and would fit the bill of what we need. . As for Ramsden, withdraw the contract and offer one to Rob Kozluk instead. He wasn't the best right-back we have had, but he is good enough to fill the gap (on either side), when our first choices are injured/suspended. . Finally, we still need to replace Flynn and I just hope we get someone that is as good as he was in his first season with us. Waynus1971
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8:46am Thu 12 Jul 12

Dancinfeet says...

Don't remember him being the answer first time round!? At 34 can't see him being the answer now! Let him sit in the stiffs at l€€ds and collect his money, don't want someone who needs that much time to decide. But if he does come, good luck Andy. ;p ha.
Don't remember him being the answer first time round!? At 34 can't see him being the answer now! Let him sit in the stiffs at l€€ds and collect his money, don't want someone who needs that much time to decide. But if he does come, good luck Andy. ;p ha. Dancinfeet
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8:47am Thu 12 Jul 12

bettyswollocks says...

I don't think it's any great loss if Gray doesn't sign. He didn't exactly pull trees up last time he was here and he's never done anything outstanding before.

Add to that the wedge he'd no doubt cost on balance it's probably a good thing he's off to scum reserves
I don't think it's any great loss if Gray doesn't sign. He didn't exactly pull trees up last time he was here and he's never done anything outstanding before. Add to that the wedge he'd no doubt cost on balance it's probably a good thing he's off to scum reserves bettyswollocks
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8:53am Thu 12 Jul 12

allannicho says...

Ive heard he is injury proned?
Ive heard he is injury proned? allannicho
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8:54am Thu 12 Jul 12

Bring back Bobby Campbell says...

Forget him why waste all this time on a fella that makes us wait .We want players to sign who care about the club not just money.
Forget him why waste all this time on a fella that makes us wait .We want players to sign who care about the club not just money. Bring back Bobby Campbell
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9:05am Thu 12 Jul 12

Skippy26 says...

citygent71 wrote:
i would of let this one go ages ago, why wait for someone who is going to drag their heels for more money? gray your a joke along with l33ds!!
Leeds are a joke???????? Coming from a follower of one of the biggest jokes in football what a deluded hilariously funny individual you must be.
Target Barn Door Billy instead he will answer all you're problems :o)
[quote][p][bold]citygent71[/bold] wrote: i would of let this one go ages ago, why wait for someone who is going to drag their heels for more money? gray your a joke along with l33ds!![/p][/quote]Leeds are a joke???????? Coming from a follower of one of the biggest jokes in football what a deluded hilariously funny individual you must be. Target Barn Door Billy instead he will answer all you're problems :o) Skippy26
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9:46am Thu 12 Jul 12

1 bingley bantam says...

Would have told Gray to get stuffed weeks ago he aint that good and the way he kept us hanging on is a disgrace,cant believe we have hung on this long thought we only wanted players commited to the cause?
Good luck rotting in L##ds reserves Gray.
Would have told Gray to get stuffed weeks ago he aint that good and the way he kept us hanging on is a disgrace,cant believe we have hung on this long thought we only wanted players commited to the cause? Good luck rotting in L##ds reserves Gray. 1 bingley bantam
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10:02am Thu 12 Jul 12

Peter Beagrie Is Mint says...

Why are the club waiting on a slow, over - rated, lazy , past his best 34 yr old?
The cub never learn and should have told Mr Gray, to do one a long time ago.
Meanwhile all this time waiting is peventing other possible deals going through, madness!!
Why are the club waiting on a slow, over - rated, lazy , past his best 34 yr old? The cub never learn and should have told Mr Gray, to do one a long time ago. Meanwhile all this time waiting is peventing other possible deals going through, madness!! Peter Beagrie Is Mint
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10:25am Thu 12 Jul 12

Freddy says...

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Skippy26 says...
9:05am Thu 12 Jul 12

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So "LEEDS ARE WEEDS" and 'WEEDS' Strangle FLOWERS!!!.
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Gray is a 'Dandelion' and 'WEEDS' are welcome to an OLD-'Weed'. Who will not be able to assist Bradford City's Squad Building Programme.
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* Skippy26 says... 9:05am Thu 12 Jul 12 * So "LEEDS ARE WEEDS" and 'WEEDS' Strangle FLOWERS!!!. * Gray is a 'Dandelion' and 'WEEDS' are welcome to an OLD-'Weed'. Who will not be able to assist Bradford City's Squad Building Programme. * Freddy
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10:36am Thu 12 Jul 12

Skippy26 says...

Freddy wrote:
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Skippy26 says...
9:05am Thu 12 Jul 12

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So "LEEDS ARE WEEDS" and 'WEEDS' Strangle FLOWERS!!!.
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Gray is a 'Dandelion' and 'WEEDS' are welcome to an OLD-'Weed'. Who will not be able to assist Bradford City's Squad Building Programme.
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Bradford City's sqaud building programme. Another Joke.

Your right Gray is rubbish/not worth a owt and wont get near our first team but it is a little amusing the thought of us poaching your main target to rot in our reserves.
[quote][p][bold]Freddy[/bold] wrote: * Skippy26 says... 9:05am Thu 12 Jul 12 * So "LEEDS ARE WEEDS" and 'WEEDS' Strangle FLOWERS!!!. * Gray is a 'Dandelion' and 'WEEDS' are welcome to an OLD-'Weed'. Who will not be able to assist Bradford City's Squad Building Programme. *[/p][/quote]Bradford City's sqaud building programme. Another Joke. Your right Gray is rubbish/not worth a owt and wont get near our first team but it is a little amusing the thought of us poaching your main target to rot in our reserves. Skippy26
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10:42am Thu 12 Jul 12

Rambo says...

Speaking of jokes, seen Leeds' new away kit? Nice shorts...
Speaking of jokes, seen Leeds' new away kit? Nice shorts... Rambo
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10:58am Thu 12 Jul 12

Waynus1971 says...

Skippy26 wrote:
Freddy wrote: * Skippy26 says... 9:05am Thu 12 Jul 12 * So "LEEDS ARE WEEDS" and 'WEEDS' Strangle FLOWERS!!!. * Gray is a 'Dandelion' and 'WEEDS' are welcome to an OLD-'Weed'. Who will not be able to assist Bradford City's Squad Building Programme. *
Bradford City's sqaud building programme. Another Joke. Your right Gray is rubbish/not worth a owt and wont get near our first team but it is a little amusing the thought of us poaching your main target to rot in our reserves.
What I find more amusing than the thought of you poaching our main target is the fact that you are poaching players deemed not good enough for the level you are trying to get out of....!
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According to the Yorkshire Post, you are in talks with a wealthy Sheikh and hope a deal with be concluded soon. If this is true, why is Warnock wasting your very expensive season ticket monies on a player that won't get anywhere near your first team? Short-sighted and so frustrating for you fans, no?
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Surely, if you are desperate to get out of the Championship, you should be targetting players that are good enough for the Premier League and certainly good enough for the Championship. Gray isn't and neither are the other signings you have made so far.
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If I was you, I would be more concerned about your lack of quality signings, instead of knocking your neighbours...!
[quote][p][bold]Skippy26[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Freddy[/bold] wrote: * Skippy26 says... 9:05am Thu 12 Jul 12 * So "LEEDS ARE WEEDS" and 'WEEDS' Strangle FLOWERS!!!. * Gray is a 'Dandelion' and 'WEEDS' are welcome to an OLD-'Weed'. Who will not be able to assist Bradford City's Squad Building Programme. *[/p][/quote]Bradford City's sqaud building programme. Another Joke. Your right Gray is rubbish/not worth a owt and wont get near our first team but it is a little amusing the thought of us poaching your main target to rot in our reserves.[/p][/quote]What I find more amusing than the thought of you poaching our main target is the fact that you are poaching players deemed not good enough for the level you are trying to get out of....! . According to the Yorkshire Post, you are in talks with a wealthy Sheikh and hope a deal with be concluded soon. If this is true, why is Warnock wasting your very expensive season ticket monies on a player that won't get anywhere near your first team? Short-sighted and so frustrating for you fans, no? . Surely, if you are desperate to get out of the Championship, you should be targetting players that are good enough for the Premier League and certainly good enough for the Championship. Gray isn't and neither are the other signings you have made so far. . If I was you, I would be more concerned about your lack of quality signings, instead of knocking your neighbours...! Waynus1971
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11:05am Thu 12 Jul 12

Skippy26 says...

Waynus1971 wrote:
Skippy26 wrote:
Freddy wrote: * Skippy26 says... 9:05am Thu 12 Jul 12 * So "LEEDS ARE WEEDS" and 'WEEDS' Strangle FLOWERS!!!. * Gray is a 'Dandelion' and 'WEEDS' are welcome to an OLD-'Weed'. Who will not be able to assist Bradford City's Squad Building Programme. *
Bradford City's sqaud building programme. Another Joke. Your right Gray is rubbish/not worth a owt and wont get near our first team but it is a little amusing the thought of us poaching your main target to rot in our reserves.
What I find more amusing than the thought of you poaching our main target is the fact that you are poaching players deemed not good enough for the level you are trying to get out of....!
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According to the Yorkshire Post, you are in talks with a wealthy Sheikh and hope a deal with be concluded soon. If this is true, why is Warnock wasting your very expensive season ticket monies on a player that won't get anywhere near your first team? Short-sighted and so frustrating for you fans, no?
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Surely, if you are desperate to get out of the Championship, you should be targetting players that are good enough for the Premier League and certainly good enough for the Championship. Gray isn't and neither are the other signings you have made so far.
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If I was you, I would be more concerned about your lack of quality signings, instead of knocking your neighbours...!
In Warnock we must trust, I agree with most of what you say about Gray but Mr Warnock has been there and done it so in him we must trust.

Do you have the same level of trust in you're manager?
[quote][p][bold]Waynus1971[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Skippy26[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Freddy[/bold] wrote: * Skippy26 says... 9:05am Thu 12 Jul 12 * So "LEEDS ARE WEEDS" and 'WEEDS' Strangle FLOWERS!!!. * Gray is a 'Dandelion' and 'WEEDS' are welcome to an OLD-'Weed'. Who will not be able to assist Bradford City's Squad Building Programme. *[/p][/quote]Bradford City's sqaud building programme. Another Joke. Your right Gray is rubbish/not worth a owt and wont get near our first team but it is a little amusing the thought of us poaching your main target to rot in our reserves.[/p][/quote]What I find more amusing than the thought of you poaching our main target is the fact that you are poaching players deemed not good enough for the level you are trying to get out of....! . According to the Yorkshire Post, you are in talks with a wealthy Sheikh and hope a deal with be concluded soon. If this is true, why is Warnock wasting your very expensive season ticket monies on a player that won't get anywhere near your first team? Short-sighted and so frustrating for you fans, no? . Surely, if you are desperate to get out of the Championship, you should be targetting players that are good enough for the Premier League and certainly good enough for the Championship. Gray isn't and neither are the other signings you have made so far. . If I was you, I would be more concerned about your lack of quality signings, instead of knocking your neighbours...![/p][/quote]In Warnock we must trust, I agree with most of what you say about Gray but Mr Warnock has been there and done it so in him we must trust. Do you have the same level of trust in you're manager? Skippy26
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11:41am Thu 12 Jul 12

cookie_brighton says...

He has had enough time to decice whether or not he plays for city.......let him go to L33ds.....34 years of age....he will spend most of what is left of his career sitting on the bench at L33ds lol.
ctid.
He has had enough time to decice whether or not he plays for city.......let him go to L33ds.....34 years of age....he will spend most of what is left of his career sitting on the bench at L33ds lol. ctid. cookie_brighton
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11:42am Thu 12 Jul 12

spleen ventor says...

Off topic...but,
Watford...new foreign owners...manager sacked!
Notts Forest...new foreign owners...manager sacked!
Leeds...new foreign owners...Colin???
Off topic...but, Watford...new foreign owners...manager sacked! Notts Forest...new foreign owners...manager sacked! Leeds...new foreign owners...Colin??? spleen ventor
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11:46am Thu 12 Jul 12

theoutsider says...

Thats the end that one then...
Thats the end that one then... theoutsider
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11:53am Thu 12 Jul 12

theoutsider says...

Skippy26 wrote:
citygent71 wrote:
i would of let this one go ages ago, why wait for someone who is going to drag their heels for more money? gray your a joke along with l33ds!!
Leeds are a joke???????? Coming from a follower of one of the biggest jokes in football what a deluded hilariously funny individual you must be.
Target Barn Door Billy instead he will answer all you're problems :o)
Hey I'll take Barn Door Billy any day over Gray...trouble is Paynter Legend is on a decent whack at Leeds and by all accounts happy to sit it out and take the dosh.
[quote][p][bold]Skippy26[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]citygent71[/bold] wrote: i would of let this one go ages ago, why wait for someone who is going to drag their heels for more money? gray your a joke along with l33ds!![/p][/quote]Leeds are a joke???????? Coming from a follower of one of the biggest jokes in football what a deluded hilariously funny individual you must be. Target Barn Door Billy instead he will answer all you're problems :o)[/p][/quote]Hey I'll take Barn Door Billy any day over Gray...trouble is Paynter Legend is on a decent whack at Leeds and by all accounts happy to sit it out and take the dosh. theoutsider
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12:06pm Thu 12 Jul 12

andysuffolk says...

According to my Mrs, Mr Grey is amazing - heard nothing but Mr Grey this and Mr Grey that for weeks now !
According to my Mrs, Mr Grey is amazing - heard nothing but Mr Grey this and Mr Grey that for weeks now ! andysuffolk
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12:11pm Thu 12 Jul 12

Waynus1971 says...

spleen ventor wrote:
Off topic...but, Watford...new foreign owners...manager sacked! Notts Forest...new foreign owners...manager sacked! Leeds...new foreign owners...Colin???
And then you had Man U, new foreign owners and not a chance Fergie would be sacked.
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Blackburn had new foreign owners and their fans wish their manager had been sacked, LOL. (For those that don't understand, 'LOL' means that this comment is to be taken in jest only)!!!
[quote][p][bold]spleen ventor[/bold] wrote: Off topic...but, Watford...new foreign owners...manager sacked! Notts Forest...new foreign owners...manager sacked! Leeds...new foreign owners...Colin???[/p][/quote]And then you had Man U, new foreign owners and not a chance Fergie would be sacked. . Blackburn had new foreign owners and their fans wish their manager had been sacked, LOL. (For those that don't understand, 'LOL' means that this comment is to be taken in jest only)!!! Waynus1971
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12:18pm Thu 12 Jul 12

CTID says...

Waynus1971 wrote:
spleen ventor wrote: Off topic...but, Watford...new foreign owners...manager sacked! Notts Forest...new foreign owners...manager sacked! Leeds...new foreign owners...Colin???
And then you had Man U, new foreign owners and not a chance Fergie would be sacked. . Blackburn had new foreign owners and their fans wish their manager had been sacked, LOL. (For those that don't understand, 'LOL' means that this comment is to be taken in jest only)!!!
Blackburn did sack their manager... it was Allardyce - Kean was the puppet who they put in in place of him.

Skippy:

Your - of or belonging to you

You're - you are

It's not difficult
[quote][p][bold]Waynus1971[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]spleen ventor[/bold] wrote: Off topic...but, Watford...new foreign owners...manager sacked! Notts Forest...new foreign owners...manager sacked! Leeds...new foreign owners...Colin???[/p][/quote]And then you had Man U, new foreign owners and not a chance Fergie would be sacked. . Blackburn had new foreign owners and their fans wish their manager had been sacked, LOL. (For those that don't understand, 'LOL' means that this comment is to be taken in jest only)!!![/p][/quote]Blackburn did sack their manager... it was Allardyce - Kean was the puppet who they put in in place of him. Skippy: Your - of or belonging to you You're - you are It's not difficult CTID
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12:22pm Thu 12 Jul 12

Skippy26 says...

CTID wrote:
Waynus1971 wrote:
spleen ventor wrote: Off topic...but, Watford...new foreign owners...manager sacked! Notts Forest...new foreign owners...manager sacked! Leeds...new foreign owners...Colin???
And then you had Man U, new foreign owners and not a chance Fergie would be sacked. . Blackburn had new foreign owners and their fans wish their manager had been sacked, LOL. (For those that don't understand, 'LOL' means that this comment is to be taken in jest only)!!!
Blackburn did sack their manager... it was Allardyce - Kean was the puppet who they put in in place of him.

Skippy:

Your - of or belonging to you

You're - you are

It's not difficult
Well spotted.

Sorry to all those english teachers and spelling & punctuation **** I've offended.
[quote][p][bold]CTID[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Waynus1971[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]spleen ventor[/bold] wrote: Off topic...but, Watford...new foreign owners...manager sacked! Notts Forest...new foreign owners...manager sacked! Leeds...new foreign owners...Colin???[/p][/quote]And then you had Man U, new foreign owners and not a chance Fergie would be sacked. . Blackburn had new foreign owners and their fans wish their manager had been sacked, LOL. (For those that don't understand, 'LOL' means that this comment is to be taken in jest only)!!![/p][/quote]Blackburn did sack their manager... it was Allardyce - Kean was the puppet who they put in in place of him. Skippy: Your - of or belonging to you You're - you are It's not difficult[/p][/quote]Well spotted. Sorry to all those english teachers and spelling & punctuation **** I've offended. Skippy26
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12:25pm Thu 12 Jul 12

Victor Clayton says...

andysuffolk wrote:
According to my Mrs, Mr Grey is amazing - heard nothing but Mr Grey this and Mr Grey that for weeks now !
good one
[quote][p][bold]andysuffolk[/bold] wrote: According to my Mrs, Mr Grey is amazing - heard nothing but Mr Grey this and Mr Grey that for weeks now ![/p][/quote]good one Victor Clayton
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12:31pm Thu 12 Jul 12

CTID says...

Skippy26 wrote:
CTID wrote:
Waynus1971 wrote:
spleen ventor wrote: Off topic...but, Watford...new foreign owners...manager sacked! Notts Forest...new foreign owners...manager sacked! Leeds...new foreign owners...Colin???
And then you had Man U, new foreign owners and not a chance Fergie would be sacked. . Blackburn had new foreign owners and their fans wish their manager had been sacked, LOL. (For those that don't understand, 'LOL' means that this comment is to be taken in jest only)!!!
Blackburn did sack their manager... it was Allardyce - Kean was the puppet who they put in in place of him. Skippy: Your - of or belonging to you You're - you are It's not difficult
Well spotted. Sorry to all those english teachers and spelling & punctuation **** I've offended.
Apology accepted
[quote][p][bold]Skippy26[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CTID[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Waynus1971[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]spleen ventor[/bold] wrote: Off topic...but, Watford...new foreign owners...manager sacked! Notts Forest...new foreign owners...manager sacked! Leeds...new foreign owners...Colin???[/p][/quote]And then you had Man U, new foreign owners and not a chance Fergie would be sacked. . Blackburn had new foreign owners and their fans wish their manager had been sacked, LOL. (For those that don't understand, 'LOL' means that this comment is to be taken in jest only)!!![/p][/quote]Blackburn did sack their manager... it was Allardyce - Kean was the puppet who they put in in place of him. Skippy: Your - of or belonging to you You're - you are It's not difficult[/p][/quote]Well spotted. Sorry to all those english teachers and spelling & punctuation **** I've offended.[/p][/quote]Apology accepted CTID
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12:36pm Thu 12 Jul 12

Waynus1971 says...

Skippy26 wrote:
Waynus1971 wrote:
Skippy26 wrote:
Freddy wrote: * Skippy26 says... 9:05am Thu 12 Jul 12 * So "LEEDS ARE WEEDS" and 'WEEDS' Strangle FLOWERS!!!. * Gray is a 'Dandelion' and 'WEEDS' are welcome to an OLD-'Weed'. Who will not be able to assist Bradford City's Squad Building Programme. *
Bradford City's sqaud building programme. Another Joke. Your right Gray is rubbish/not worth a owt and wont get near our first team but it is a little amusing the thought of us poaching your main target to rot in our reserves.
What I find more amusing than the thought of you poaching our main target is the fact that you are poaching players deemed not good enough for the level you are trying to get out of....! . According to the Yorkshire Post, you are in talks with a wealthy Sheikh and hope a deal with be concluded soon. If this is true, why is Warnock wasting your very expensive season ticket monies on a player that won't get anywhere near your first team? Short-sighted and so frustrating for you fans, no? . Surely, if you are desperate to get out of the Championship, you should be targetting players that are good enough for the Premier League and certainly good enough for the Championship. Gray isn't and neither are the other signings you have made so far. . If I was you, I would be more concerned about your lack of quality signings, instead of knocking your neighbours...!
In Warnock we must trust, I agree with most of what you say about Gray but Mr Warnock has been there and done it so in him we must trust. Do you have the same level of trust in you're manager?
Are you asking me personally, or our fans? If you are asking me if I have trust in Parkinson, then yes, I do. I may not always agree with some of his decisions and methods, but I do believe, given time, he is capable of taking our club forward.
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If Warnock's quality of signings are the likes of Gray), your trust may be a little OTT. Why fill a squad with a player that will play behind the likes of Becchio, McCormack, Paynter & Somma (when fit)? Surely, if they want to reach their goals, they should be targetting players to make the first team stronger, not the reserves? I would have thought the likes of Stephen Fletcher or Kevin Doyle (both Wolves), Kevin Davies (Bolton) or Kevin Phillips (Blackpool) would be more suited?
[quote][p][bold]Skippy26[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Waynus1971[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Skippy26[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Freddy[/bold] wrote: * Skippy26 says... 9:05am Thu 12 Jul 12 * So "LEEDS ARE WEEDS" and 'WEEDS' Strangle FLOWERS!!!. * Gray is a 'Dandelion' and 'WEEDS' are welcome to an OLD-'Weed'. Who will not be able to assist Bradford City's Squad Building Programme. *[/p][/quote]Bradford City's sqaud building programme. Another Joke. Your right Gray is rubbish/not worth a owt and wont get near our first team but it is a little amusing the thought of us poaching your main target to rot in our reserves.[/p][/quote]What I find more amusing than the thought of you poaching our main target is the fact that you are poaching players deemed not good enough for the level you are trying to get out of....! . According to the Yorkshire Post, you are in talks with a wealthy Sheikh and hope a deal with be concluded soon. If this is true, why is Warnock wasting your very expensive season ticket monies on a player that won't get anywhere near your first team? Short-sighted and so frustrating for you fans, no? . Surely, if you are desperate to get out of the Championship, you should be targetting players that are good enough for the Premier League and certainly good enough for the Championship. Gray isn't and neither are the other signings you have made so far. . If I was you, I would be more concerned about your lack of quality signings, instead of knocking your neighbours...![/p][/quote]In Warnock we must trust, I agree with most of what you say about Gray but Mr Warnock has been there and done it so in him we must trust. Do you have the same level of trust in you're manager?[/p][/quote]Are you asking me personally, or our fans? If you are asking me if I have trust in Parkinson, then yes, I do. I may not always agree with some of his decisions and methods, but I do believe, given time, he is capable of taking our club forward. . If Warnock's quality of signings are the likes of Gray), your trust may be a little OTT. Why fill a squad with a player that will play behind the likes of Becchio, McCormack, Paynter & Somma (when fit)? Surely, if they want to reach their goals, they should be targetting players to make the first team stronger, not the reserves? I would have thought the likes of Stephen Fletcher or Kevin Doyle (both Wolves), Kevin Davies (Bolton) or Kevin Phillips (Blackpool) would be more suited? Waynus1971
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12:42pm Thu 12 Jul 12

Waynus1971 says...

CTID wrote:
Waynus1971 wrote:
spleen ventor wrote: Off topic...but, Watford...new foreign owners...manager sacked! Notts Forest...new foreign owners...manager sacked! Leeds...new foreign owners...Colin???
And then you had Man U, new foreign owners and not a chance Fergie would be sacked. . Blackburn had new foreign owners and their fans wish their manager had been sacked, LOL. (For those that don't understand, 'LOL' means that this comment is to be taken in jest only)!!!
Blackburn did sack their manager... it was Allardyce - Kean was the puppet who they put in in place of him. Skippy: Your - of or belonging to you You're - you are It's not difficult
Very tru and a gud spot. Don't Arsenal ave a Rusian owner now? Don't think Venger's job is unsecure thow?
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And their muss be uvvers too.
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Wat's wiv the grammar and speling lesson??????
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POINT MADE!!!!
[quote][p][bold]CTID[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Waynus1971[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]spleen ventor[/bold] wrote: Off topic...but, Watford...new foreign owners...manager sacked! Notts Forest...new foreign owners...manager sacked! Leeds...new foreign owners...Colin???[/p][/quote]And then you had Man U, new foreign owners and not a chance Fergie would be sacked. . Blackburn had new foreign owners and their fans wish their manager had been sacked, LOL. (For those that don't understand, 'LOL' means that this comment is to be taken in jest only)!!![/p][/quote]Blackburn did sack their manager... it was Allardyce - Kean was the puppet who they put in in place of him. Skippy: Your - of or belonging to you You're - you are It's not difficult[/p][/quote]Very tru and a gud spot. Don't Arsenal ave a Rusian owner now? Don't think Venger's job is unsecure thow? . And their muss be uvvers too. . Wat's wiv the grammar and speling lesson?????? . POINT MADE!!!! Waynus1971
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12:43pm Thu 12 Jul 12

bantam34 says...

FLEXI CARD OFFER NOW BACK ON UNTIL 31ST JULY AT £25!!

Firstly good thinking by the club to try get some more floating supporters to commit however i think its completely out of order that they are now selling them to SEASON TICKET holders who couldnt be bothered renewing at the original deadline now at half price!! - what abouut the 1500 or so season ticket holder tha thave already purchased these at £50?? The comment at the bottom of the article says there will be no refunds! - so next year then it isnt going to exactly motiviate people to buy these at the original deadline if afterwards the club create a new one and reduce to half price!!!! yes granted still £50 for NON season ticket holders but surely the club should do something for the seaso nticket holders that have already purchased!!!! - maybe 50% off a shirt or something to that effect!
FLEXI CARD OFFER NOW BACK ON UNTIL 31ST JULY AT £25!! Firstly good thinking by the club to try get some more floating supporters to commit however i think its completely out of order that they are now selling them to SEASON TICKET holders who couldnt be bothered renewing at the original deadline now at half price!! - what abouut the 1500 or so season ticket holder tha thave already purchased these at £50?? The comment at the bottom of the article says there will be no refunds! - so next year then it isnt going to exactly motiviate people to buy these at the original deadline if afterwards the club create a new one and reduce to half price!!!! yes granted still £50 for NON season ticket holders but surely the club should do something for the seaso nticket holders that have already purchased!!!! - maybe 50% off a shirt or something to that effect! bantam34
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12:43pm Thu 12 Jul 12

Skippy26 says...

Waynus1971 wrote:
Skippy26 wrote:
Waynus1971 wrote:
Skippy26 wrote:
Freddy wrote: * Skippy26 says... 9:05am Thu 12 Jul 12 * So "LEEDS ARE WEEDS" and 'WEEDS' Strangle FLOWERS!!!. * Gray is a 'Dandelion' and 'WEEDS' are welcome to an OLD-'Weed'. Who will not be able to assist Bradford City's Squad Building Programme. *
Bradford City's sqaud building programme. Another Joke. Your right Gray is rubbish/not worth a owt and wont get near our first team but it is a little amusing the thought of us poaching your main target to rot in our reserves.
What I find more amusing than the thought of you poaching our main target is the fact that you are poaching players deemed not good enough for the level you are trying to get out of....! . According to the Yorkshire Post, you are in talks with a wealthy Sheikh and hope a deal with be concluded soon. If this is true, why is Warnock wasting your very expensive season ticket monies on a player that won't get anywhere near your first team? Short-sighted and so frustrating for you fans, no? . Surely, if you are desperate to get out of the Championship, you should be targetting players that are good enough for the Premier League and certainly good enough for the Championship. Gray isn't and neither are the other signings you have made so far. . If I was you, I would be more concerned about your lack of quality signings, instead of knocking your neighbours...!
In Warnock we must trust, I agree with most of what you say about Gray but Mr Warnock has been there and done it so in him we must trust. Do you have the same level of trust in you're manager?
Are you asking me personally, or our fans? If you are asking me if I have trust in Parkinson, then yes, I do. I may not always agree with some of his decisions and methods, but I do believe, given time, he is capable of taking our club forward.
.
If Warnock's quality of signings are the likes of Gray), your trust may be a little OTT. Why fill a squad with a player that will play behind the likes of Becchio, McCormack, Paynter & Somma (when fit)? Surely, if they want to reach their goals, they should be targetting players to make the first team stronger, not the reserves? I would have thought the likes of Stephen Fletcher or Kevin Doyle (both Wolves), Kevin Davies (Bolton) or Kevin Phillips (Blackpool) would be more suited?
I agree with you even the players you suggest but I havent got the promotions under my belt that he has.
[quote][p][bold]Waynus1971[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Skippy26[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Waynus1971[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Skippy26[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Freddy[/bold] wrote: * Skippy26 says... 9:05am Thu 12 Jul 12 * So "LEEDS ARE WEEDS" and 'WEEDS' Strangle FLOWERS!!!. * Gray is a 'Dandelion' and 'WEEDS' are welcome to an OLD-'Weed'. Who will not be able to assist Bradford City's Squad Building Programme. *[/p][/quote]Bradford City's sqaud building programme. Another Joke. Your right Gray is rubbish/not worth a owt and wont get near our first team but it is a little amusing the thought of us poaching your main target to rot in our reserves.[/p][/quote]What I find more amusing than the thought of you poaching our main target is the fact that you are poaching players deemed not good enough for the level you are trying to get out of....! . According to the Yorkshire Post, you are in talks with a wealthy Sheikh and hope a deal with be concluded soon. If this is true, why is Warnock wasting your very expensive season ticket monies on a player that won't get anywhere near your first team? Short-sighted and so frustrating for you fans, no? . Surely, if you are desperate to get out of the Championship, you should be targetting players that are good enough for the Premier League and certainly good enough for the Championship. Gray isn't and neither are the other signings you have made so far. . If I was you, I would be more concerned about your lack of quality signings, instead of knocking your neighbours...![/p][/quote]In Warnock we must trust, I agree with most of what you say about Gray but Mr Warnock has been there and done it so in him we must trust. Do you have the same level of trust in you're manager?[/p][/quote]Are you asking me personally, or our fans? If you are asking me if I have trust in Parkinson, then yes, I do. I may not always agree with some of his decisions and methods, but I do believe, given time, he is capable of taking our club forward. . If Warnock's quality of signings are the likes of Gray), your trust may be a little OTT. Why fill a squad with a player that will play behind the likes of Becchio, McCormack, Paynter & Somma (when fit)? Surely, if they want to reach their goals, they should be targetting players to make the first team stronger, not the reserves? I would have thought the likes of Stephen Fletcher or Kevin Doyle (both Wolves), Kevin Davies (Bolton) or Kevin Phillips (Blackpool) would be more suited?[/p][/quote]I agree with you even the players you suggest but I havent got the promotions under my belt that he has. Skippy26
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12:51pm Thu 12 Jul 12

spleen ventor says...

Talking of our intelligent neighbours east of Pudsey.
A friend of mine told me a very funny story of when he was queing up to get into Elland Road in the early 70's.
The guy infront of him was wearing a denim jacket with a woderful piece of embroidery on the back, it read...
"Billy Bremner is...ARE..King"
Talking of our intelligent neighbours east of Pudsey. A friend of mine told me a very funny story of when he was queing up to get into Elland Road in the early 70's. The guy infront of him was wearing a denim jacket with a woderful piece of embroidery on the back, it read... "Billy Bremner is...ARE..King" spleen ventor
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12:53pm Thu 12 Jul 12

spleen ventor says...

That should of course be "wonderful"....(blus
h)
That should of course be "wonderful"....(blus h) spleen ventor
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2:19pm Thu 12 Jul 12

Bantam mitch says...

Skippy do one ya scummer you just watch that shower of a team and don't comment on ours, BCFC ,there's only 1 sir ken bates
Skippy do one ya scummer you just watch that shower of a team and don't comment on ours, BCFC ,there's only 1 sir ken bates Bantam mitch
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4:38pm Thu 12 Jul 12

Waynus1971 says...

spleen ventor wrote:
That should of course be "wonderful"....
(blus h)
And not forgetting 'queuing'. Double blush.
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Oops, we have all turned into teachers now, LOL (joke, for those that don't realise)
[quote][p][bold]spleen ventor[/bold] wrote: That should of course be "wonderful".... (blus h)[/p][/quote]And not forgetting 'queuing'. Double blush. . Oops, we have all turned into teachers now, LOL (joke, for those that don't realise) Waynus1971
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5:27pm Thu 12 Jul 12

itchibullocks says...

A player of Grays age has two options, he either takes the money because he's not too bothered about playing or he loves the game so much he just wants to play. Clearly te first option suits, so clear off to the l##ds scum and hope you are happy plying for the reserves. we dont want another player just there to pick up his wage slip. Move on City.
A player of Grays age has two options, he either takes the money because he's not too bothered about playing or he loves the game so much he just wants to play. Clearly te first option suits, so clear off to the l##ds scum and hope you are happy plying for the reserves. we dont want another player just there to pick up his wage slip. Move on City. itchibullocks
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6:10pm Thu 12 Jul 12

lonniejockstrap says...

spleen ventor wrote:
Talking of our intelligent neighbours east of Pudsey.
A friend of mine told me a very funny story of when he was queing up to get into Elland Road in the early 70's.
The guy infront of him was wearing a denim jacket with a woderful piece of embroidery on the back, it read...
"Billy Bremner is...ARE..King"
I once asked some Leeds supporters if they knew if there was a B&Q in Leeds, they said they weren't sure but they thought there was an L and a D. :)
[quote][p][bold]spleen ventor[/bold] wrote: Talking of our intelligent neighbours east of Pudsey. A friend of mine told me a very funny story of when he was queing up to get into Elland Road in the early 70's. The guy infront of him was wearing a denim jacket with a woderful piece of embroidery on the back, it read... "Billy Bremner is...ARE..King"[/p][/quote]I once asked some Leeds supporters if they knew if there was a B&Q in Leeds, they said they weren't sure but they thought there was an L and a D. :) lonniejockstrap
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6:16pm Thu 12 Jul 12

COLATS says...

andysuffolk wrote:
According to my Mrs, Mr Grey is amazing - heard nothing but Mr Grey this and Mr Grey that for weeks now !
Nice one hee hee it's the same in our house
[quote][p][bold]andysuffolk[/bold] wrote: According to my Mrs, Mr Grey is amazing - heard nothing but Mr Grey this and Mr Grey that for weeks now ![/p][/quote]Nice one hee hee it's the same in our house COLATS
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6:34pm Thu 12 Jul 12

lonniejockstrap says...

bantam34 wrote:
FLEXI CARD OFFER NOW BACK ON UNTIL 31ST JULY AT £25!!

Firstly good thinking by the club to try get some more floating supporters to commit however i think its completely out of order that they are now selling them to SEASON TICKET holders who couldnt be bothered renewing at the original deadline now at half price!! - what abouut the 1500 or so season ticket holder tha thave already purchased these at £50?? The comment at the bottom of the article says there will be no refunds! - so next year then it isnt going to exactly motiviate people to buy these at the original deadline if afterwards the club create a new one and reduce to half price!!!! yes granted still £50 for NON season ticket holders but surely the club should do something for the seaso nticket holders that have already purchased!!!! - maybe 50% off a shirt or something to that effect!
My understanding is that you can only purchase the £25 flexi-card if you already have a season ticket/flexi-card for this season. If you want to buy the £25 ticket for a friend or relative to encourage them to attend then it's there for that. If those that didn't renew this season now want to buy the £25 ticket they will have to get a current season ticket holder to buy it for them.

Anybody know what the season ticket sales and breakdown is so far?
[quote][p][bold]bantam34[/bold] wrote: FLEXI CARD OFFER NOW BACK ON UNTIL 31ST JULY AT £25!! Firstly good thinking by the club to try get some more floating supporters to commit however i think its completely out of order that they are now selling them to SEASON TICKET holders who couldnt be bothered renewing at the original deadline now at half price!! - what abouut the 1500 or so season ticket holder tha thave already purchased these at £50?? The comment at the bottom of the article says there will be no refunds! - so next year then it isnt going to exactly motiviate people to buy these at the original deadline if afterwards the club create a new one and reduce to half price!!!! yes granted still £50 for NON season ticket holders but surely the club should do something for the seaso nticket holders that have already purchased!!!! - maybe 50% off a shirt or something to that effect![/p][/quote]My understanding is that you can only purchase the £25 flexi-card if you already have a season ticket/flexi-card for this season. If you want to buy the £25 ticket for a friend or relative to encourage them to attend then it's there for that. If those that didn't renew this season now want to buy the £25 ticket they will have to get a current season ticket holder to buy it for them. Anybody know what the season ticket sales and breakdown is so far? lonniejockstrap
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8:30pm Thu 12 Jul 12

Bikenshaw Illy says...

Use to have respect for Gray until this but he clearly does not give a dam about his former club. Really dont think he will get much of a look in at weeds. As for paynter, think I started that off but would love to see him at city. Yes he has done poor for Leeds but is a proven goal scorer who is still only 28. Anyway think Hannah gonna have a good season so think we will b ok up front.
Use to have respect for Gray until this but he clearly does not give a dam about his former club. Really dont think he will get much of a look in at weeds. As for paynter, think I started that off but would love to see him at city. Yes he has done poor for Leeds but is a proven goal scorer who is still only 28. Anyway think Hannah gonna have a good season so think we will b ok up front. Bikenshaw Illy
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1:43am Fri 13 Jul 12

Waynus1971 says...

My sources tell me that Gray hasn't signed for Leeds yet, because no deal has been made. He is currently training with them and basically he is on trial. If he performs and shows his fitness is good, they will then offer him a contract. It had nothing to do with the proosed takeover at Leeds.
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A few players we may come up against next season;
Flynn is on trial at Gillingham
Burns is on trial at Dag & Red
Lacey is on trial at Morecambe
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However, Matt Fry will not be returning to City after the club and player failed to agree terms. We may end up playing against him as well.
My sources tell me that Gray hasn't signed for Leeds yet, because no deal has been made. He is currently training with them and basically he is on trial. If he performs and shows his fitness is good, they will then offer him a contract. It had nothing to do with the proosed takeover at Leeds. . A few players we may come up against next season; Flynn is on trial at Gillingham Burns is on trial at Dag & Red Lacey is on trial at Morecambe . However, Matt Fry will not be returning to City after the club and player failed to agree terms. We may end up playing against him as well. Waynus1971
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