Port Vale's interest in Ritchie Jones news to us, says Bradford City assistant boss Steve Parkin

Ritchie Jones

Ritchie Jones

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

City are in the dark over rumours linking Ritchie Jones with Port Vale.

Jones hopes to return to the squad against Northampton tomorrow night after missing the Aldershot win with a sore back.

The midfielder has had a frustrating campaign so far, with injuries and illnesses restricting him to only two appearances.

But the Bantams are unaware of any reported interest from Vale boss Micky Adams.

Assistant Steve Parkin said: “We haven’t heard anything but I can understand why this story has cropped up. Ritchie is a strong athletic player who is not in the team at the moment through no fault of his own or ours.

“He’s had injuries to deal with and had a stiff back last week. The season’s not really got off and running for him.”

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7:14pm Mon 12 Nov 12

balbrigganfc says...

Sign your own players, you Port Vale scumbags
Sign your own players, you Port Vale scumbags balbrigganfc
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7:26pm Mon 12 Nov 12

tinytoonster says...

bye bye jones then!!
just heard city players not training because of sickness, hope it does not ruin chances of win in fa cup!
bye bye jones then!! just heard city players not training because of sickness, hope it does not ruin chances of win in fa cup! tinytoonster
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7:34pm Mon 12 Nov 12

JamesRobertshaw says...

R Jones is our 3rd best midfielder and in front of him we have G Jones 35 and Nathan Doyle not the fittest of lads, its likely one of them two will get injured making R Jones a regular in team, it would be stupid if we let him go out on loan especially to a team who our near us in the table
R Jones is our 3rd best midfielder and in front of him we have G Jones 35 and Nathan Doyle not the fittest of lads, its likely one of them two will get injured making R Jones a regular in team, it would be stupid if we let him go out on loan especially to a team who our near us in the table JamesRobertshaw
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9:23pm Mon 12 Nov 12

lygobantam1 says...

let's hope it's a stupid rumour .don't want to lose any player .
let's hope it's a stupid rumour .don't want to lose any player . lygobantam1
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9:25pm Mon 12 Nov 12

balbrigganfc says...

JamesRobertshaw wrote:
R Jones is our 3rd best midfielder and in front of him we have G Jones 35 and Nathan Doyle not the fittest of lads, its likely one of them two will get injured making R Jones a regular in team, it would be stupid if we let him go out on loan especially to a team who our near us in the table
JamesRobertshaw is right, we shouldn't loan our best players to Port Vale, I wouldn't loan them the steam off something that doesn't smell nice....Having said that, I don't want to see City rise any further so we can all go to Wembley.
[quote][p][bold]JamesRobertshaw[/bold] wrote: R Jones is our 3rd best midfielder and in front of him we have G Jones 35 and Nathan Doyle not the fittest of lads, its likely one of them two will get injured making R Jones a regular in team, it would be stupid if we let him go out on loan especially to a team who our near us in the table[/p][/quote]JamesRobertshaw is right, we shouldn't loan our best players to Port Vale, I wouldn't loan them the steam off something that doesn't smell nice....Having said that, I don't want to see City rise any further so we can all go to Wembley. balbrigganfc
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9:49pm Mon 12 Nov 12

tyker2 says...

no loans:iy they want him they have tp buy him.

if a loan does happen we ned a cash fee up front and conditions.
no loans:iy they want him they have tp buy him. if a loan does happen we ned a cash fee up front and conditions. tyker2
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11:43pm Mon 12 Nov 12

spleen ventor says...

How come Port Vale are allowed to sign anyone anyway?....I thought they were still officially in administration having already gone past at least two "deadlines" set by the football league by which they were supposed have new owners in place....They should be under an embargo and getting points docked if they don't sort out their affairs soon.
How come Port Vale are allowed to sign anyone anyway?....I thought they were still officially in administration having already gone past at least two "deadlines" set by the football league by which they were supposed have new owners in place....They should be under an embargo and getting points docked if they don't sort out their affairs soon. spleen ventor
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1:52am Tue 13 Nov 12

BigFigure says...

balbrigganfc wrote:
Sign your own players, you Port Vale scumbags
all very well..but what do you PREDICT will happen here?
[quote][p][bold]balbrigganfc[/bold] wrote: Sign your own players, you Port Vale scumbags[/p][/quote]all very well..but what do you PREDICT will happen here? BigFigure
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8:28am Tue 13 Nov 12

Thee Voice of Reason says...

They can have him if they send Tom Pope the other way.
They can have him if they send Tom Pope the other way. Thee Voice of Reason
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8:34am Tue 13 Nov 12

thecitygentuk says...

I don't see a problem sending RJ out on loan, as long as we put a 24 hour recall clause in there.
Someone stated above that he is 3rd choice CM at the club, I beg to differ.
If you look at the selections PP has made when Ritchie has been available, I'd say he was 5th choice behind both Ravenhill and Atkinson as well
I don't see a problem sending RJ out on loan, as long as we put a 24 hour recall clause in there. Someone stated above that he is 3rd choice CM at the club, I beg to differ. If you look at the selections PP has made when Ritchie has been available, I'd say he was 5th choice behind both Ravenhill and Atkinson as well thecitygentuk
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10:26am Tue 13 Nov 12

1 bingley bantam says...

JamesRobertshaw wrote:
R Jones is our 3rd best midfielder and in front of him we have G Jones 35 and Nathan Doyle not the fittest of lads, its likely one of them two will get injured making R Jones a regular in team, it would be stupid if we let him go out on loan especially to a team who our near us in the table
Totally agree mate R.Jones is our 3rd best midfielder the main reason hes not had more games is injury.And the
only reason Atkinson or Ravenhill would get picked in front of him are because their both more defensive and negative R.Jones is more out of the Syers mould and for me is whats missing from our game.I would play him with G.jones and Doyle at right back.We have a drastic shortage of goals form midfield that needs addressing.
Also our squad is small enough as it is the last thing we need to do is loan or sell p[layers.
[quote][p][bold]JamesRobertshaw[/bold] wrote: R Jones is our 3rd best midfielder and in front of him we have G Jones 35 and Nathan Doyle not the fittest of lads, its likely one of them two will get injured making R Jones a regular in team, it would be stupid if we let him go out on loan especially to a team who our near us in the table[/p][/quote]Totally agree mate R.Jones is our 3rd best midfielder the main reason hes not had more games is injury.And the only reason Atkinson or Ravenhill would get picked in front of him are because their both more defensive and negative R.Jones is more out of the Syers mould and for me is whats missing from our game.I would play him with G.jones and Doyle at right back.We have a drastic shortage of goals form midfield that needs addressing. Also our squad is small enough as it is the last thing we need to do is loan or sell p[layers. 1 bingley bantam
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10:28am Tue 13 Nov 12

fatbloke says...

@thecitygentuk

I think that maye because Jones hasnt bee fully fit, but fit enough to get on the bench and hopefully get some game time to improve his fitess (if games were going our way)

Hope so anyhow as I think R Jones is a class player and would pick him over Ravenhill any day of the week.
@thecitygentuk I think that maye because Jones hasnt bee fully fit, but fit enough to get on the bench and hopefully get some game time to improve his fitess (if games were going our way) Hope so anyhow as I think R Jones is a class player and would pick him over Ravenhill any day of the week. fatbloke
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6:22pm Tue 13 Nov 12

COLATS says...

1 bingley bantam wrote:
JamesRobertshaw wrote:
R Jones is our 3rd best midfielder and in front of him we have G Jones 35 and Nathan Doyle not the fittest of lads, its likely one of them two will get injured making R Jones a regular in team, it would be stupid if we let him go out on loan especially to a team who our near us in the table
Totally agree mate R.Jones is our 3rd best midfielder the main reason hes not had more games is injury.And the
only reason Atkinson or Ravenhill would get picked in front of him are because their both more defensive and negative R.Jones is more out of the Syers mould and for me is whats missing from our game.I would play him with G.jones and Doyle at right back.We have a drastic shortage of goals form midfield that needs addressing.
Also our squad is small enough as it is the last thing we need to do is loan or sell p
Wots he ever done .... For us?? He's a ten a penny midfielder, get some cash for him if we can?
[quote][p][bold]1 bingley bantam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JamesRobertshaw[/bold] wrote: R Jones is our 3rd best midfielder and in front of him we have G Jones 35 and Nathan Doyle not the fittest of lads, its likely one of them two will get injured making R Jones a regular in team, it would be stupid if we let him go out on loan especially to a team who our near us in the table[/p][/quote]Totally agree mate R.Jones is our 3rd best midfielder the main reason hes not had more games is injury.And the only reason Atkinson or Ravenhill would get picked in front of him are because their both more defensive and negative R.Jones is more out of the Syers mould and for me is whats missing from our game.I would play him with G.jones and Doyle at right back.We have a drastic shortage of goals form midfield that needs addressing. Also our squad is small enough as it is the last thing we need to do is loan or sell p[layers.[/p][/quote]Wots he ever done .... For us?? He's a ten a penny midfielder, get some cash for him if we can? COLATS
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6:23pm Tue 13 Nov 12

COLATS says...

1 bingley bantam wrote:
JamesRobertshaw wrote:
R Jones is our 3rd best midfielder and in front of him we have G Jones 35 and Nathan Doyle not the fittest of lads, its likely one of them two will get injured making R Jones a regular in team, it would be stupid if we let him go out on loan especially to a team who our near us in the table
Totally agree mate R.Jones is our 3rd best midfielder the main reason hes not had more games is injury.And the
only reason Atkinson or Ravenhill would get picked in front of him are because their both more defensive and negative R.Jones is more out of the Syers mould and for me is whats missing from our game.I would play him with G.jones and Doyle at right back.We have a drastic shortage of goals form midfield that needs addressing.
Also our squad is small enough as it is the last thing we need to do is loan or sell p
How many has he scored???
[quote][p][bold]1 bingley bantam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JamesRobertshaw[/bold] wrote: R Jones is our 3rd best midfielder and in front of him we have G Jones 35 and Nathan Doyle not the fittest of lads, its likely one of them two will get injured making R Jones a regular in team, it would be stupid if we let him go out on loan especially to a team who our near us in the table[/p][/quote]Totally agree mate R.Jones is our 3rd best midfielder the main reason hes not had more games is injury.And the only reason Atkinson or Ravenhill would get picked in front of him are because their both more defensive and negative R.Jones is more out of the Syers mould and for me is whats missing from our game.I would play him with G.jones and Doyle at right back.We have a drastic shortage of goals form midfield that needs addressing. Also our squad is small enough as it is the last thing we need to do is loan or sell p[layers.[/p][/quote]How many has he scored??? COLATS
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11:12am Wed 14 Nov 12

Prisoner Cell Block A says...

Thee Voice of Reason wrote:
They can have him if they send Tom Pope the other way.
Have you compared Pope's stats to Hanson's?

TP goalscoring record = 0.25 per game

JH goalscoring record = 0.28 per game


Not making any other point apart from what people know and what they think they know. I checked after your comment and was surprised to find this out, my son did say he has been cr@p more than he has been good and this season is out of the ordinary for Pope.
[quote][p][bold]Thee Voice of Reason[/bold] wrote: They can have him if they send Tom Pope the other way.[/p][/quote]Have you compared Pope's stats to Hanson's? TP goalscoring record = 0.25 per game JH goalscoring record = 0.28 per game Not making any other point apart from what people know and what they think they know. I checked after your comment and was surprised to find this out, my son did say he has been cr@p more than he has been good and this season is out of the ordinary for Pope. Prisoner Cell Block A
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