Bradford City eye cup catalyst in league

TOP PRIORITY: Cup fever remains high after City’s thrilling first-leg semi-final win but Steve Parkin says the league is the main focus

TOP PRIORITY: Cup fever remains high after City’s thrilling first-leg semi-final win but Steve Parkin says the league is the main focus

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

City have been urged to feed off their Capital One Cup giant-killing energy to breathe fresh life into the scrap to escape League Two.

Phil Parkinson’s side are back at Valley Parade tomorrow looking to repeat their midweek heroics against Oxford.

With only one point from three league games, City need a victory to re-establish themselves in the promotion pack. The home crowd were a huge factor in taming Aston Villa and assistant boss Steve Parkin believes they have another big role to play.

Parkin said: “The fans have been absolutely fantastic this season and we’ve given them a lot of fond memories and good performances. If we can join hands together tomorrow, the team and the fans, then hopefully we can make sure of getting the points.

“Our focus is very much the league. We don’t want to drop down and if we get the win, we’ll be right up there again.

“It’s very difficult during this cup run. We just need to stay in touching distance, making sure we’re within a game of promotion or right in there.

“If we can do that, I firmly believe that with the players we bring in and back from injury and illness, and the momentum from the cup games, we’ll take this right to the end and make it a good season for everybody.”

Sir Alex Ferguson and West Ham boss Sam Allardyce were among the many well-done text messages on Parkin’s phone as City moved to within 90 minutes of a possible trip to Wembley.

As they once again push that excitement to one side, Parkin admitted it has meant so much for the crowd.

“It’s great for the football club after all the bad news we’ve had over the last ten years.

“You saw the faces of the fans and it means a lot to them to have the name Bradford City up in lights again.

“As a football person, who’s never done anything but football, the text messages I’ve had from far and wide, from the very top, have been really nice. You can’t help but enjoy it.

“We’ve savoured it and been in the limelight but as we all know it changes now. It is out of the news by tomorrow.

“We know it’s there and can’t get away from it but it’s only half-time and we’ve got three massive games before then.”

James Meredith saw the doctor again yesterday and is still struggling from his virus. Although the Australian is improving, he is unlikely to be ready in time.

Sources on the south coast claim Southampton left back Ryan Dickson will join City today on loan for the rest of the season.

The 26-year-old former Brentford defender last played on loan at Leyton Orient in April and has not featured in the Premier League.

New signing Andy Gray trained with City for the first time and is expected to be on the bench.

Oxford have suffered back-to-back cup exits this week but are unbeaten in seven games in League Two, winning their last three.

Parkin added: “Nobody should be fooled or expect us to be playing the same Oxford team when we won away from home. They were on a poor run and low in confidence.

“But they’ve got a good manager and I’m sure he’s got them in the right frame of mind as the results have proved. We’ll have to play as well as we did against Aston Villa to get three points.”

Rumours persist of interest in Nahki Wells from Huddersfield, Leeds and Wolves but City maintain that no bids have come in.

It is also understood that their pursuit of Swindon centre half Aidan Flint has been called off because of the League One club’s asking price.

 

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7:41am Fri 11 Jan 13

Birky_Neil says...

We really need a win tomorrow as got a tough away game at Port vale the following Saturday. The Oxford game tomorrow is just as big as the cup games so if you can get down to Vp then please do and shout the boys on to victory.
Oxford gonna be up for this one too as would of watched us on tv the other day so without doubt will be upping their game.
There is no reason why we cannot beat Oxford and even vale as we have beaten teams far better than that over last few months.
Vale robbed us at our place so it's time for revenge!
I would like at least 4 points from next two games or think we will start to slide down the table.
We really need a win tomorrow as got a tough away game at Port vale the following Saturday. The Oxford game tomorrow is just as big as the cup games so if you can get down to Vp then please do and shout the boys on to victory. Oxford gonna be up for this one too as would of watched us on tv the other day so without doubt will be upping their game. There is no reason why we cannot beat Oxford and even vale as we have beaten teams far better than that over last few months. Vale robbed us at our place so it's time for revenge! I would like at least 4 points from next two games or think we will start to slide down the table. Birky_Neil
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7:58am Fri 11 Jan 13

abou says...

Off Topic this post in the Telegraph should make all Bradfordians proud

http://www.telegraph
.co.uk/sport/footbal
l/9792081/Why-Bradfo
rd-City-fan-in-a-hij
ab-holds-key-to-the-
games-future.html
Off Topic this post in the Telegraph should make all Bradfordians proud http://www.telegraph .co.uk/sport/footbal l/9792081/Why-Bradfo rd-City-fan-in-a-hij ab-holds-key-to-the- games-future.html abou
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9:06am Fri 11 Jan 13

cookie_brighton says...

It is posted on newsnow.co.uk that Ryan Dickson is about to sign, on loan, until the end of the season.
He is not cup tied.
ctid
It is posted on newsnow.co.uk that Ryan Dickson is about to sign, on loan, until the end of the season. He is not cup tied. ctid cookie_brighton
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10:06am Fri 11 Jan 13

1 bingley bantam says...

Just heard its on sky sports Parkinson is in talks with Blackpool about taking a job there! Good timing eh! if this is right.
Just heard its on sky sports Parkinson is in talks with Blackpool about taking a job there! Good timing eh! if this is right. 1 bingley bantam
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10:30am Fri 11 Jan 13

AKKHAN says...

Its a good season so far for City, but this morning news has speculated that Blackpool are on the course to sign parkinson!!!... also mentioned on Skysports and BBC... it will be a tragedy if Parkinson leaves now
Its a good season so far for City, but this morning news has speculated that Blackpool are on the course to sign parkinson!!!... also mentioned on Skysports and BBC... it will be a tragedy if Parkinson leaves now AKKHAN
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10:48am Fri 11 Jan 13

Plastic Bantam says...

Whilst we couldn't blame Parky if he went. I really hope he doesn't... I want him to stay and see us up the leagues for at least 2 or 3 seasons!!!!! Come on Parky.... You know you want to stay and try get us promoted and into YOUR first major cup final!!!!!
Whilst we couldn't blame Parky if he went. I really hope he doesn't... I want him to stay and see us up the leagues for at least 2 or 3 seasons!!!!! Come on Parky.... You know you want to stay and try get us promoted and into YOUR first major cup final!!!!! Plastic Bantam
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10:58am Fri 11 Jan 13

al&co says...

Come on Phil - time to come clean and make your position clear - we've got Oxford on Saturday and we don't need this business deflecting the team from what is going to be a hard game!

To all supporters - Let's get down to Valley Parade in great numbers and show, once again, how much we care - it could make a huge difference!
Come on Phil - time to come clean and make your position clear - we've got Oxford on Saturday and we don't need this business deflecting the team from what is going to be a hard game! To all supporters - Let's get down to Valley Parade in great numbers and show, once again, how much we care - it could make a huge difference! al&co
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11:43am Fri 11 Jan 13

Plastic Bantam says...

Apparently Sean O'Driscoll is their first choice & bookies favourite. so fingers crossed
Apparently Sean O'Driscoll is their first choice & bookies favourite. so fingers crossed Plastic Bantam
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11:49am Fri 11 Jan 13

Prisoner Cell Block A says...

As one of the lowest paid L2 managers Parky will have his head turned if the offer from Blackpool is bang on. Thing is, he isn't tied by a transfer window so can hang on to see if he can push his troops that next step and be the first manager to take a 4th division side to Wembley in a major competition that includes all 92 league clubs.

Another issue is that I have heard talk of PP being a man of iron in the dressing room and a straightforward no-nonsense bloke to deal with, his way or the highway and the lads currently playing for him are running through these brick walls for him and his ethos, this is brilliant if he stays but could be the ruin of us if he goes and someone wishy washy takes over.

It could of course open the door for a certain Mr P Jewell to return but as it stands presently I believe we have our best manager ever and would love the relationship to continue as I can see the positive effect his work ethic is having on our club.
As one of the lowest paid L2 managers Parky will have his head turned if the offer from Blackpool is bang on. Thing is, he isn't tied by a transfer window so can hang on to see if he can push his troops that next step and be the first manager to take a 4th division side to Wembley in a major competition that includes all 92 league clubs. Another issue is that I have heard talk of PP being a man of iron in the dressing room and a straightforward no-nonsense bloke to deal with, his way or the highway and the lads currently playing for him are running through these brick walls for him and his ethos, this is brilliant if he stays but could be the ruin of us if he goes and someone wishy washy takes over. It could of course open the door for a certain Mr P Jewell to return but as it stands presently I believe we have our best manager ever and would love the relationship to continue as I can see the positive effect his work ethic is having on our club. Prisoner Cell Block A
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11:51am Fri 11 Jan 13

Plastic Bantam says...

Prisoner Cell Block A wrote:
As one of the lowest paid L2 managers Parky will have his head turned if the offer from Blackpool is bang on. Thing is, he isn't tied by a transfer window so can hang on to see if he can push his troops that next step and be the first manager to take a 4th division side to Wembley in a major competition that includes all 92 league clubs. Another issue is that I have heard talk of PP being a man of iron in the dressing room and a straightforward no-nonsense bloke to deal with, his way or the highway and the lads currently playing for him are running through these brick walls for him and his ethos, this is brilliant if he stays but could be the ruin of us if he goes and someone wishy washy takes over. It could of course open the door for a certain Mr P Jewell to return but as it stands presently I believe we have our best manager ever and would love the relationship to continue as I can see the positive effect his work ethic is having on our club.
Jewell would want money to spend... and his past record is not good let's be honest... What he did with City & Wigan was very good.. but since then, it's not been the best!!
[quote][p][bold]Prisoner Cell Block A[/bold] wrote: As one of the lowest paid L2 managers Parky will have his head turned if the offer from Blackpool is bang on. Thing is, he isn't tied by a transfer window so can hang on to see if he can push his troops that next step and be the first manager to take a 4th division side to Wembley in a major competition that includes all 92 league clubs. Another issue is that I have heard talk of PP being a man of iron in the dressing room and a straightforward no-nonsense bloke to deal with, his way or the highway and the lads currently playing for him are running through these brick walls for him and his ethos, this is brilliant if he stays but could be the ruin of us if he goes and someone wishy washy takes over. It could of course open the door for a certain Mr P Jewell to return but as it stands presently I believe we have our best manager ever and would love the relationship to continue as I can see the positive effect his work ethic is having on our club.[/p][/quote]Jewell would want money to spend... and his past record is not good let's be honest... What he did with City & Wigan was very good.. but since then, it's not been the best!! Plastic Bantam
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11:56am Fri 11 Jan 13

Waynus1971 says...

If PP does go, surely Parkins will be promoted to manager (unless PP takes him with him)? Can't see Jagget returning.
If PP does go, surely Parkins will be promoted to manager (unless PP takes him with him)? Can't see Jagget returning. Waynus1971
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12:04pm Fri 11 Jan 13

Plastic Bantam says...

Can't see him going, why would he want to leave when he's got the chance of getting to a major cup final... which would increase his stock even further, which could mean him getting the holy grail (or poisoned chalace) of managers jobs... the premier league
Can't see him going, why would he want to leave when he's got the chance of getting to a major cup final... which would increase his stock even further, which could mean him getting the holy grail (or poisoned chalace) of managers jobs... the premier league Plastic Bantam
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12:15pm Fri 11 Jan 13

1 bingley bantam says...

Plastic Bantam wrote:
Can't see him going, why would he want to leave when he's got the chance of getting to a major cup final... which would increase his stock even further, which could mean him getting the holy grail (or poisoned chalace) of managers jobs... the premier league
Unfortunately MONEY! mate.
[quote][p][bold]Plastic Bantam[/bold] wrote: Can't see him going, why would he want to leave when he's got the chance of getting to a major cup final... which would increase his stock even further, which could mean him getting the holy grail (or poisoned chalace) of managers jobs... the premier league[/p][/quote]Unfortunately MONEY! mate. 1 bingley bantam
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12:18pm Fri 11 Jan 13

macca1969 says...

I hope he doesn't go as now he has got this club rocking we could very easily achieve more than Blackpool in the coming years. Remember last time you jumped ship parky, you weren't successful and are now only just gettin a chance to prove your worth. Stay with us and I'm sure you will fulfill any ambitions you have, Blackpool have sold all the silver and to be honest the next few seasons will be a battle to stay there
I hope he doesn't go as now he has got this club rocking we could very easily achieve more than Blackpool in the coming years. Remember last time you jumped ship parky, you weren't successful and are now only just gettin a chance to prove your worth. Stay with us and I'm sure you will fulfill any ambitions you have, Blackpool have sold all the silver and to be honest the next few seasons will be a battle to stay there macca1969
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12:20pm Fri 11 Jan 13

macca1969 says...

I hope he doesn't go as now he has got this club rocking we could very easily achieve more than Blackpool in the coming years. Remember last time you jumped ship parky, you weren't successful and are now only just gettin a chance to prove your worth. Stay with us and I'm sure you will fulfill any ambitions you have, Blackpool have sold all the silver and to be honest the next few seasons will be a battle to stay there
I hope he doesn't go as now he has got this club rocking we could very easily achieve more than Blackpool in the coming years. Remember last time you jumped ship parky, you weren't successful and are now only just gettin a chance to prove your worth. Stay with us and I'm sure you will fulfill any ambitions you have, Blackpool have sold all the silver and to be honest the next few seasons will be a battle to stay there macca1969
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12:23pm Fri 11 Jan 13

gusbantam says...

How do we know what PP is paid.? And surely the new contract will be a big improvement. I worry that he will go-managers have to get the money when their stock is rising as they know how quickly things can change. Also, I can imagine Mark Lawn is a right numpty to deal with. Blackpool are two leagues higher up remember with money to spend from parachute PL payments. It's not as if its a League One side.

I worry. I really do. Also he would take his back room team as they are all on similar timed contracts. Which would be a massive blow, the players look fitter than I've ever seen em.

Jagger? No thanks, he's planning his pension fund with all the compensation payments!

Come on Julian, get PP and his missus round for dinner and slip him a new contract with the box of After Eights.
How do we know what PP is paid.? And surely the new contract will be a big improvement. I worry that he will go-managers have to get the money when their stock is rising as they know how quickly things can change. Also, I can imagine Mark Lawn is a right numpty to deal with. Blackpool are two leagues higher up remember with money to spend from parachute PL payments. It's not as if its a League One side. I worry. I really do. Also he would take his back room team as they are all on similar timed contracts. Which would be a massive blow, the players look fitter than I've ever seen em. Jagger? No thanks, he's planning his pension fund with all the compensation payments! Come on Julian, get PP and his missus round for dinner and slip him a new contract with the box of After Eights. gusbantam
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12:50pm Fri 11 Jan 13

Prisoner Cell Block A says...

Waynus1971 wrote:
If PP does go, surely Parkins will be promoted to manager (unless PP takes him with him)? Can't see Jagget returning.
Nope, have heard they will go as a team bud. IF they go.

Unconfirmed and not from a club source but I think PP and SP are going to be a management force to be reckoned with.
[quote][p][bold]Waynus1971[/bold] wrote: If PP does go, surely Parkins will be promoted to manager (unless PP takes him with him)? Can't see Jagget returning.[/p][/quote]Nope, have heard they will go as a team bud. IF they go. Unconfirmed and not from a club source but I think PP and SP are going to be a management force to be reckoned with. Prisoner Cell Block A
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12:55pm Fri 11 Jan 13

bradford321 says...

If Blackpool do come it for him, we made to make sure there is a clause in the contract so that he is loaned back out to us for rest of season! lol!
If Blackpool do come it for him, we made to make sure there is a clause in the contract so that he is loaned back out to us for rest of season! lol! bradford321
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12:56pm Fri 11 Jan 13

lawsonio123 says...

Yes Blackpool are in the frame.But for goodness sake as i have been saying about selling players. The same thing goes for this manager even more so. He asked for a new contract about 10 days ago but the Directors put it in the back burner now other clubs ARE coming in.A good Manager is worth his weight in gold to any football club But of course it is up to the Directors to decide if Mr Parkinson is worth a lot more than he gets but should he go and city Fade away the Great Chance to Progress we now have will be lost Please give him a better deal do not lose a Good Manager for thay are very hard to come by
Yes Blackpool are in the frame.But for goodness sake as i have been saying about selling players. The same thing goes for this manager even more so. He asked for a new contract about 10 days ago but the Directors put it in the back burner now other clubs ARE coming in.A good Manager is worth his weight in gold to any football club But of course it is up to the Directors to decide if Mr Parkinson is worth a lot more than he gets but should he go and city Fade away the Great Chance to Progress we now have will be lost Please give him a better deal do not lose a Good Manager for thay are very hard to come by lawsonio123
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12:56pm Fri 11 Jan 13

Plastic Bantam says...

Blackpool don't spend big money often... they sell players... recipe for disaster in terms of league status.... I'm confident he will stay... especially as like I said the Bookies have O'Driscoll as favourite and let's be honest they're usually right ablut these things!!
Blackpool don't spend big money often... they sell players... recipe for disaster in terms of league status.... I'm confident he will stay... especially as like I said the Bookies have O'Driscoll as favourite and let's be honest they're usually right ablut these things!! Plastic Bantam
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12:58pm Fri 11 Jan 13

bradford321 says...

macca1969 wrote:
I hope he doesn't go as now he has got this club rocking we could very easily achieve more than Blackpool in the coming years. Remember last time you jumped ship parky, you weren't successful and are now only just gettin a chance to prove your worth. Stay with us and I'm sure you will fulfill any ambitions you have, Blackpool have sold all the silver and to be honest the next few seasons will be a battle to stay there
spot on
[quote][p][bold]macca1969[/bold] wrote: I hope he doesn't go as now he has got this club rocking we could very easily achieve more than Blackpool in the coming years. Remember last time you jumped ship parky, you weren't successful and are now only just gettin a chance to prove your worth. Stay with us and I'm sure you will fulfill any ambitions you have, Blackpool have sold all the silver and to be honest the next few seasons will be a battle to stay there[/p][/quote]spot on bradford321
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12:59pm Fri 11 Jan 13

Prisoner Cell Block A says...

O'Driscoll and Ince also mentioned in the Blackpool frame.
O'Driscoll and Ince also mentioned in the Blackpool frame. Prisoner Cell Block A
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1:03pm Fri 11 Jan 13

Plastic Bantam says...

http://www.bbc.co.uk
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http://www.bbc.co.uk /sport/0/football/20 985010 Plastic Bantam
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1:04pm Fri 11 Jan 13

Prisoner Cell Block A says...

macca1969 wrote:
I hope he doesn't go as now he has got this club rocking we could very easily achieve more than Blackpool in the coming years. Remember last time you jumped ship parky, you weren't successful and are now only just gettin a chance to prove your worth. Stay with us and I'm sure you will fulfill any ambitions you have, Blackpool have sold all the silver and to be honest the next few seasons will be a battle to stay there
True enough, stick with your plan Parky, let's go through the leagues together.

Can't live off the smell of success alone though and if money is offered that he finds too tempting, be it Blackpool or Brechin he, like any man, would go.
[quote][p][bold]macca1969[/bold] wrote: I hope he doesn't go as now he has got this club rocking we could very easily achieve more than Blackpool in the coming years. Remember last time you jumped ship parky, you weren't successful and are now only just gettin a chance to prove your worth. Stay with us and I'm sure you will fulfill any ambitions you have, Blackpool have sold all the silver and to be honest the next few seasons will be a battle to stay there[/p][/quote]True enough, stick with your plan Parky, let's go through the leagues together. Can't live off the smell of success alone though and if money is offered that he finds too tempting, be it Blackpool or Brechin he, like any man, would go. Prisoner Cell Block A
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1:23pm Fri 11 Jan 13

cookie_brighton says...

Any speculation about Parky going to blackpool needs to be ended as quick as possible, he needs to be offered a very good offer at city, to avoid all this affecting the players, ..............and the cup games and the league.
SORT IT CITY...asap.
ctid
Any speculation about Parky going to blackpool needs to be ended as quick as possible, he needs to be offered a very good offer at city, to avoid all this affecting the players, ..............and the cup games and the league. SORT IT CITY...asap. ctid cookie_brighton
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1:35pm Fri 11 Jan 13

340stopper says...

cookie_brighton wrote:
Any speculation about Parky going to blackpool needs to be ended as quick as possible, he needs to be offered a very good offer at city, to avoid all this affecting the players, ..............and the cup games and the league. SORT IT CITY...asap. ctid
As i have posted before, it is important that the chairmen act NOW re PP's and his teamcontract's
PS; Branston has signed for Plymouth.
[quote][p][bold]cookie_brighton[/bold] wrote: Any speculation about Parky going to blackpool needs to be ended as quick as possible, he needs to be offered a very good offer at city, to avoid all this affecting the players, ..............and the cup games and the league. SORT IT CITY...asap. ctid[/p][/quote]As i have posted before, it is important that the chairmen act NOW re PP's and his teamcontract's PS; Branston has signed for Plymouth. 340stopper
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1:42pm Fri 11 Jan 13

cookie_brighton says...

Im reading at the gazzette online (blackpool gazette.co.uk) posted at 11.30 that Sean Odriscall is the favourite to take over the Blackpool managers job, with pools chairman...Karl Oysten to have talks with him in the next 24 hours.
Read it at gazette.co.uk, scroll down the home page to sport, click on...who next for Blackpool.
ctid
Im reading at the gazzette online (blackpool gazette.co.uk) posted at 11.30 that Sean Odriscall is the favourite to take over the Blackpool managers job, with pools chairman...Karl Oysten to have talks with him in the next 24 hours. Read it at gazette.co.uk, scroll down the home page to sport, click on...who next for Blackpool. ctid cookie_brighton
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1:45pm Fri 11 Jan 13

Cityman23 says...

'PP' is making the same sort of 'difference' to City now as Roy McFarland back 30 years ago. Roy stood on the balcony with a mike and said to the fans below (on the pitch at season's end) "Stick with us..we're going places!" Sadly (at the time) HE didn't-moving to Derby!! But, eventually WE DID go ..places!!! And RMc left Derby -the first time- under a cloud!!)

Blackpool has become a 'bigger club (than they were when we knocked them out of the Play Offs-on the way to a winning Play Off Final in '96 but City COULD end up eclipsing them..if 'PP stayed to orchestrate it!!

Surely, Phil parkinson wouldn't leave before the match v Villa on 22 Jan?!!!
A huge game for City, but possibly a history-making match for the MANAGER of City!!

If he does, my faith in football will be shattered once again...but not for the first time...as it was ...all those years ago!!
'PP' is making the same sort of 'difference' to City now as Roy McFarland back 30 years ago. Roy stood on the balcony with a mike and said to the fans below (on the pitch at season's end) "Stick with us..we're going places!" Sadly (at the time) HE didn't-moving to Derby!! But, eventually WE DID go ..places!!! And RMc left Derby -the first time- under a cloud!!) Blackpool has become a 'bigger club (than they were when we knocked them out of the Play Offs-on the way to a winning Play Off Final in '96 but City COULD end up eclipsing them..if 'PP stayed to orchestrate it!! Surely, Phil parkinson wouldn't leave before the match v Villa on 22 Jan?!!! A huge game for City, but possibly a history-making match for the MANAGER of City!! If he does, my faith in football will be shattered once again...but not for the first time...as it was ...all those years ago!! Cityman23
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1:45pm Fri 11 Jan 13

cookie_brighton says...

sorry should be....read it at blackpoolgazette.co.
uk......sorry
ctid
sorry should be....read it at blackpoolgazette.co. uk......sorry ctid cookie_brighton
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1:56pm Fri 11 Jan 13

cookie_brighton says...

It also mentions in the blackpool gazette that 55 year old Odriscoll is interested in the job.........and will speak to blackpool once Appletons job with Blackburn is confirmed...........
.hence the 24 hours when Karl Oyster will talk to him.....
Sounds good for us.
ctid.
It also mentions in the blackpool gazette that 55 year old Odriscoll is interested in the job.........and will speak to blackpool once Appletons job with Blackburn is confirmed........... .hence the 24 hours when Karl Oyster will talk to him..... Sounds good for us. ctid. cookie_brighton
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2:06pm Fri 11 Jan 13

Rambo says...

Someone said Look North reports PP has permission to speak to Blackpool? If those words are correct then FFS, actually look like getting some stability/continuity after years and it could all turn to sh*t. Its likely his staff would all go as he brought them all in, and you wonder how many players would stick around, the ones he showed faith in.
Someone said Look North reports PP has permission to speak to Blackpool? If those words are correct then FFS, actually look like getting some stability/continuity after years and it could all turn to sh*t. Its likely his staff would all go as he brought them all in, and you wonder how many players would stick around, the ones he showed faith in. Rambo
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2:19pm Fri 11 Jan 13

Citygentleman1968 says...

On BBC Website

Phil Parkinson: Bradford City boss heads Blackpool list

Bradford are hopeful of keeping Phil Parkinson as manager despite interest from Championship side Blackpool.

The Seasiders current boss Michael Appleton, who was only appointed in November, is expected to be named as the new manager of Blackburn on Friday.

Phil Parkinson at Bradford
Won - 29
Drawn - 29
Lost - 28
Parkinson, who has taken League Two City to the semi-finals of the League Cup, has six months left on his deal.

"We want to keep Phil and his backroom staff," Bantams joint chairman Mark Lawn told BBC Radio Leeds.

"We're in negotiations with his agent about extending his deal with the club and Phil has told me he wants to be here.

"I understand that Phil is going to be in contention and that is nice because it means that he is doing well."

Bradford beat Premier League side Aston Villa 3-1 on Tuesday in the first leg of their semi-final at Valley Parade to leave them tantalisingly close to being the first fourth tier team to reach the final of the tournament since Rochdale in 1962.

The second leg takes place on Tuesday, 22 January at Villa Park.

Parkinson, 45, took charge of Bradford, who are eighth in the fourth tier, in August 2011.

BBC Radio 5 live's Ian Dennis reports that the former Colchester, Hull and Charlton boss is high on Blackpool's list to replace Appleton, who is set to end his brief reign at Bloomfield Road to move to Ewood Park.

The 37-year-old was named as successor to Ian Holloway on 7 November.

The Seasiders won two, lost two and drawn eight of their 12 matches under the ex-Portsmouth boss, who was granted permission to speak to Blackburn on Thursday evening.
On BBC Website Phil Parkinson: Bradford City boss heads Blackpool list Bradford are hopeful of keeping Phil Parkinson as manager despite interest from Championship side Blackpool. The Seasiders current boss Michael Appleton, who was only appointed in November, is expected to be named as the new manager of Blackburn on Friday. Phil Parkinson at Bradford Won - 29 Drawn - 29 Lost - 28 Parkinson, who has taken League Two City to the semi-finals of the League Cup, has six months left on his deal. "We want to keep Phil and his backroom staff," Bantams joint chairman Mark Lawn told BBC Radio Leeds. "We're in negotiations with his agent about extending his deal with the club and Phil has told me he wants to be here. "I understand that Phil is going to be in contention [for other jobs] and that is nice because it means that he is doing well." Bradford beat Premier League side Aston Villa 3-1 on Tuesday in the first leg of their semi-final at Valley Parade to leave them tantalisingly close to being the first fourth tier team to reach the final of the tournament since Rochdale in 1962. The second leg takes place on Tuesday, 22 January at Villa Park. Parkinson, 45, took charge of Bradford, who are eighth in the fourth tier, in August 2011. BBC Radio 5 live's Ian Dennis reports that the former Colchester, Hull and Charlton boss is high on Blackpool's list to replace Appleton, who is set to end his brief reign at Bloomfield Road to move to Ewood Park. The 37-year-old was named as successor to Ian Holloway on 7 November. The Seasiders won two, lost two and drawn eight of their 12 matches under the ex-Portsmouth boss, who was granted permission to speak to Blackburn on Thursday evening. Citygentleman1968
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3:19pm Fri 11 Jan 13

Prisoner Cell Block A says...

Cityman23 wrote:
'PP' is making the same sort of 'difference' to City now as Roy McFarland back 30 years ago. Roy stood on the balcony with a mike and said to the fans below (on the pitch at season's end) "Stick with us..we're going places!" Sadly (at the time) HE didn't-moving to Derby!! But, eventually WE DID go ..places!!! And RMc left Derby -the first time- under a cloud!!)

Blackpool has become a 'bigger club (than they were when we knocked them out of the Play Offs-on the way to a winning Play Off Final in '96 but City COULD end up eclipsing them..if 'PP stayed to orchestrate it!!

Surely, Phil parkinson wouldn't leave before the match v Villa on 22 Jan?!!!
A huge game for City, but possibly a history-making match for the MANAGER of City!!

If he does, my faith in football will be shattered once again...but not for the first time...as it was ...all those years ago!!
Was that after the Bournemouth game? I remember standing below the balcony and players like Campbell throwing their kit down, never grabbed any of it though.


Not sure where he has heard it but my work colleague has said Mark Lawn has stated that Mr Phil Parkinson Esq (CBE, City's Best Engineer) is happy at Bradford and is not interested in the Blackpool job. He has also just left for the day so can't check his links on his PC.
[quote][p][bold]Cityman23[/bold] wrote: 'PP' is making the same sort of 'difference' to City now as Roy McFarland back 30 years ago. Roy stood on the balcony with a mike and said to the fans below (on the pitch at season's end) "Stick with us..we're going places!" Sadly (at the time) HE didn't-moving to Derby!! But, eventually WE DID go ..places!!! And RMc left Derby -the first time- under a cloud!!) Blackpool has become a 'bigger club (than they were when we knocked them out of the Play Offs-on the way to a winning Play Off Final in '96 but City COULD end up eclipsing them..if 'PP stayed to orchestrate it!! Surely, Phil parkinson wouldn't leave before the match v Villa on 22 Jan?!!! A huge game for City, but possibly a history-making match for the MANAGER of City!! If he does, my faith in football will be shattered once again...but not for the first time...as it was ...all those years ago!![/p][/quote]Was that after the Bournemouth game? I remember standing below the balcony and players like Campbell throwing their kit down, never grabbed any of it though. Not sure where he has heard it but my work colleague has said Mark Lawn has stated that Mr Phil Parkinson Esq (CBE, City's Best Engineer) is happy at Bradford and is not interested in the Blackpool job. He has also just left for the day so can't check his links on his PC. Prisoner Cell Block A
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3:23pm Fri 11 Jan 13

Birky_Neil says...

Match anything Blackpool
Offer him as simple as that. That's if they offer him anything. He is the reason for our success so will be worth
It. We got money for green and Hanna so the pot must be healthy.
Think parky would be a foul to leave though as the grass is no always so green away from here.
Match anything Blackpool Offer him as simple as that. That's if they offer him anything. He is the reason for our success so will be worth It. We got money for green and Hanna so the pot must be healthy. Think parky would be a foul to leave though as the grass is no always so green away from here. Birky_Neil
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4:01pm Fri 11 Jan 13

KnightMcCall says...

No Man is an island and the club is bigger than any manager. It does make me laugh that there is such a clamour for PP to be tied down when i've spent 20 months reading about how rubbish he is; from some of the same people above.

What will be will be and City will continue. If he leaves then he leaves us a much stronger club than when he arrived. City will not struggle to attract a new manager and should be able to demand some level of compensation for the rest of his contract. Hope he stays but not going to cry if he doesn't.
No Man is an island and the club is bigger than any manager. It does make me laugh that there is such a clamour for PP to be tied down when i've spent 20 months reading about how rubbish he is; from some of the same people above. What will be will be and City will continue. If he leaves then he leaves us a much stronger club than when he arrived. City will not struggle to attract a new manager and should be able to demand some level of compensation for the rest of his contract. Hope he stays but not going to cry if he doesn't. KnightMcCall
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4:15pm Fri 11 Jan 13

cookie_brighton says...

Knightmcall....what a knob, certainly are not a BCFC supporter.
I will admit, at the beginning, when things were not going right for us, I was one of them saying Parkinson was not the right man.........however as time as gone by, 20 months as you say, and another season starts, by seeing the position we are in, in the league, and the cups........I now KNOW Parkinson IS the right man to take us out of this division.
ctid
Knightmcall....what a knob, certainly are not a BCFC supporter. I will admit, at the beginning, when things were not going right for us, I was one of them saying Parkinson was not the right man.........however as time as gone by, 20 months as you say, and another season starts, by seeing the position we are in, in the league, and the cups........I now KNOW Parkinson IS the right man to take us out of this division. ctid cookie_brighton
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4:51pm Fri 11 Jan 13

lonniejockstrap says...

Cityman23 wrote:
'PP' is making the same sort of 'difference' to City now as Roy McFarland back 30 years ago. Roy stood on the balcony with a mike and said to the fans below (on the pitch at season's end) "Stick with us..we're going places!" Sadly (at the time) HE didn't-moving to Derby!! But, eventually WE DID go ..places!!! And RMc left Derby -the first time- under a cloud!!)

Blackpool has become a 'bigger club (than they were when we knocked them out of the Play Offs-on the way to a winning Play Off Final in '96 but City COULD end up eclipsing them..if 'PP stayed to orchestrate it!!

Surely, Phil parkinson wouldn't leave before the match v Villa on 22 Jan?!!!
A huge game for City, but possibly a history-making match for the MANAGER of City!!

If he does, my faith in football will be shattered once again...but not for the first time...as it was ...all those years ago!!
I remember listening to him say that on that very same day. How time flies!
[quote][p][bold]Cityman23[/bold] wrote: 'PP' is making the same sort of 'difference' to City now as Roy McFarland back 30 years ago. Roy stood on the balcony with a mike and said to the fans below (on the pitch at season's end) "Stick with us..we're going places!" Sadly (at the time) HE didn't-moving to Derby!! But, eventually WE DID go ..places!!! And RMc left Derby -the first time- under a cloud!!) Blackpool has become a 'bigger club (than they were when we knocked them out of the Play Offs-on the way to a winning Play Off Final in '96 but City COULD end up eclipsing them..if 'PP stayed to orchestrate it!! Surely, Phil parkinson wouldn't leave before the match v Villa on 22 Jan?!!! A huge game for City, but possibly a history-making match for the MANAGER of City!! If he does, my faith in football will be shattered once again...but not for the first time...as it was ...all those years ago!![/p][/quote]I remember listening to him say that on that very same day. How time flies! lonniejockstrap
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4:55pm Fri 11 Jan 13

Nickloza says...

cookie_brighton wrote:
Knightmcall....what a knob, certainly are not a BCFC supporter.
I will admit, at the beginning, when things were not going right for us, I was one of them saying Parkinson was not the right man.........however as time as gone by, 20 months as you say, and another season starts, by seeing the position we are in, in the league, and the cups........I now KNOW Parkinson IS the right man to take us out of this division.
ctid
Knightmcall not a city supporter? Are you for real? He is one of the biggest fans on here and talks a lot more sense than you! A select few of us saw the good signs even when results weren't going our way and got slated for saying so,he is bang on in what he has said.
[quote][p][bold]cookie_brighton[/bold] wrote: Knightmcall....what a knob, certainly are not a BCFC supporter. I will admit, at the beginning, when things were not going right for us, I was one of them saying Parkinson was not the right man.........however as time as gone by, 20 months as you say, and another season starts, by seeing the position we are in, in the league, and the cups........I now KNOW Parkinson IS the right man to take us out of this division. ctid[/p][/quote]Knightmcall not a city supporter? Are you for real? He is one of the biggest fans on here and talks a lot more sense than you! A select few of us saw the good signs even when results weren't going our way and got slated for saying so,he is bang on in what he has said. Nickloza
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4:59pm Fri 11 Jan 13

Prisoner Cell Block A says...

Nickloza wrote:
cookie_brighton wrote:
Knightmcall....what a knob, certainly are not a BCFC supporter.
I will admit, at the beginning, when things were not going right for us, I was one of them saying Parkinson was not the right man.........however as time as gone by, 20 months as you say, and another season starts, by seeing the position we are in, in the league, and the cups........I now KNOW Parkinson IS the right man to take us out of this division.
ctid
Knightmcall not a city supporter? Are you for real? He is one of the biggest fans on here and talks a lot more sense than you! A select few of us saw the good signs even when results weren't going our way and got slated for saying so,he is bang on in what he has said.
I'll second that, let's not always be trying to score points off each other. I know I can be as bad but come on guys, time for the feel good to kick in and if we disagree about sumat, say so and give reasons why, otherwise it's like listening to the primary school playground.
[quote][p][bold]Nickloza[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cookie_brighton[/bold] wrote: Knightmcall....what a knob, certainly are not a BCFC supporter. I will admit, at the beginning, when things were not going right for us, I was one of them saying Parkinson was not the right man.........however as time as gone by, 20 months as you say, and another season starts, by seeing the position we are in, in the league, and the cups........I now KNOW Parkinson IS the right man to take us out of this division. ctid[/p][/quote]Knightmcall not a city supporter? Are you for real? He is one of the biggest fans on here and talks a lot more sense than you! A select few of us saw the good signs even when results weren't going our way and got slated for saying so,he is bang on in what he has said.[/p][/quote]I'll second that, let's not always be trying to score points off each other. I know I can be as bad but come on guys, time for the feel good to kick in and if we disagree about sumat, say so and give reasons why, otherwise it's like listening to the primary school playground. Prisoner Cell Block A
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5:06pm Fri 11 Jan 13

lonniejockstrap says...

abou wrote:
Off Topic this post in the Telegraph should make all Bradfordians proud

http://www.telegraph

.co.uk/sport/footbal

l/9792081/Why-Bradfo

rd-City-fan-in-a-hij

ab-holds-key-to-the-

games-future.html
I mentioned that lass in the hijab to the wife when we watched the recording of the game. That lass was brill. But she wasn't shouting abuse at Brannan as the Telegraph reporter implied she migh thave been. And he was incorrect to say that the tv microphones didn't pick up what she was saying -in order to confirm or refute his report- because they did. She was shouting 'COME ON CITY, COME ON CITY' every time the players went near. I heard it clearly and made this exact point to the wife.

It was great to see so many Bradford Asians (and Leeds Asians. A mate of mine supports City and lives in Pudsey) shouting and supporting City with such energy. Football/Sport really helps to break down negative stereotyping and perceived differences between folks from varying backgrounds. It was a great night for Bradford in more than just a football sense.
[quote][p][bold]abou[/bold] wrote: Off Topic this post in the Telegraph should make all Bradfordians proud http://www.telegraph .co.uk/sport/footbal l/9792081/Why-Bradfo rd-City-fan-in-a-hij ab-holds-key-to-the- games-future.html[/p][/quote]I mentioned that lass in the hijab to the wife when we watched the recording of the game. That lass was brill. But she wasn't shouting abuse at Brannan as the Telegraph reporter implied she migh thave been. And he was incorrect to say that the tv microphones didn't pick up what she was saying -in order to confirm or refute his report- because they did. She was shouting 'COME ON CITY, COME ON CITY' every time the players went near. I heard it clearly and made this exact point to the wife. It was great to see so many Bradford Asians (and Leeds Asians. A mate of mine supports City and lives in Pudsey) shouting and supporting City with such energy. Football/Sport really helps to break down negative stereotyping and perceived differences between folks from varying backgrounds. It was a great night for Bradford in more than just a football sense. lonniejockstrap
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5:09pm Fri 11 Jan 13

lonniejockstrap says...

What do you think Pablo, should PP be offered a new contract at City or not?
What do you think Pablo, should PP be offered a new contract at City or not? lonniejockstrap
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5:14pm Fri 11 Jan 13

lonniejockstrap says...

Prisoner Cell Block A wrote:
Nickloza wrote:
cookie_brighton wrote:
Knightmcall....what a knob, certainly are not a BCFC supporter.
I will admit, at the beginning, when things were not going right for us, I was one of them saying Parkinson was not the right man.........however as time as gone by, 20 months as you say, and another season starts, by seeing the position we are in, in the league, and the cups........I now KNOW Parkinson IS the right man to take us out of this division.
ctid
Knightmcall not a city supporter? Are you for real? He is one of the biggest fans on here and talks a lot more sense than you! A select few of us saw the good signs even when results weren't going our way and got slated for saying so,he is bang on in what he has said.
I'll second that, let's not always be trying to score points off each other. I know I can be as bad but come on guys, time for the feel good to kick in and if we disagree about sumat, say so and give reasons why, otherwise it's like listening to the primary school playground.
And I'm with you two guys on that.
[quote][p][bold]Prisoner Cell Block A[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nickloza[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cookie_brighton[/bold] wrote: Knightmcall....what a knob, certainly are not a BCFC supporter. I will admit, at the beginning, when things were not going right for us, I was one of them saying Parkinson was not the right man.........however as time as gone by, 20 months as you say, and another season starts, by seeing the position we are in, in the league, and the cups........I now KNOW Parkinson IS the right man to take us out of this division. ctid[/p][/quote]Knightmcall not a city supporter? Are you for real? He is one of the biggest fans on here and talks a lot more sense than you! A select few of us saw the good signs even when results weren't going our way and got slated for saying so,he is bang on in what he has said.[/p][/quote]I'll second that, let's not always be trying to score points off each other. I know I can be as bad but come on guys, time for the feel good to kick in and if we disagree about sumat, say so and give reasons why, otherwise it's like listening to the primary school playground.[/p][/quote]And I'm with you two guys on that. lonniejockstrap
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5:16pm Fri 11 Jan 13

lonniejockstrap says...

lonniejockstrap wrote:
abou wrote:
Off Topic this post in the Telegraph should make all Bradfordians proud

http://www.telegraph


.co.uk/sport/footbal


l/9792081/Why-Bradfo


rd-City-fan-in-a-hij


ab-holds-key-to-the-


games-future.html
I mentioned that lass in the hijab to the wife when we watched the recording of the game. That lass was brill. But she wasn't shouting abuse at Brannan as the Telegraph reporter implied she migh thave been. And he was incorrect to say that the tv microphones didn't pick up what she was saying -in order to confirm or refute his report- because they did. She was shouting 'COME ON CITY, COME ON CITY' every time the players went near. I heard it clearly and made this exact point to the wife.

It was great to see so many Bradford Asians (and Leeds Asians. A mate of mine supports City and lives in Pudsey) shouting and supporting City with such energy. Football/Sport really helps to break down negative stereotyping and perceived differences between folks from varying backgrounds. It was a great night for Bradford in more than just a football sense.
'Bannan' not Brannan.
[quote][p][bold]lonniejockstrap[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]abou[/bold] wrote: Off Topic this post in the Telegraph should make all Bradfordians proud http://www.telegraph .co.uk/sport/footbal l/9792081/Why-Bradfo rd-City-fan-in-a-hij ab-holds-key-to-the- games-future.html[/p][/quote]I mentioned that lass in the hijab to the wife when we watched the recording of the game. That lass was brill. But she wasn't shouting abuse at Brannan as the Telegraph reporter implied she migh thave been. And he was incorrect to say that the tv microphones didn't pick up what she was saying -in order to confirm or refute his report- because they did. She was shouting 'COME ON CITY, COME ON CITY' every time the players went near. I heard it clearly and made this exact point to the wife. It was great to see so many Bradford Asians (and Leeds Asians. A mate of mine supports City and lives in Pudsey) shouting and supporting City with such energy. Football/Sport really helps to break down negative stereotyping and perceived differences between folks from varying backgrounds. It was a great night for Bradford in more than just a football sense.[/p][/quote]'Bannan' not Brannan. lonniejockstrap
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5:56pm Fri 11 Jan 13

cookie_brighton says...

Prisoner....I agree, I apologise to Knightmcall for the insult to him, I was shocked at reading his comment, it has taken us so long to get someone like Parkinson, and to basically say ....hey if he goes we will be ok, ........who would step into his shoes, as I have already said..........it has taken us years to get someone to get us to the position we are in today.
ctid
Prisoner....I agree, I apologise to Knightmcall for the insult to him, I was shocked at reading his comment, it has taken us so long to get someone like Parkinson, and to basically say ....hey if he goes we will be ok, ........who would step into his shoes, as I have already said..........it has taken us years to get someone to get us to the position we are in today. ctid cookie_brighton
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6:01pm Fri 11 Jan 13

cookie_brighton says...

As I posted earlier Ryan Dickson has signed for city on loan to the end of the season.......26 year old southampton left back
ctid
As I posted earlier Ryan Dickson has signed for city on loan to the end of the season.......26 year old southampton left back ctid cookie_brighton
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6:23pm Fri 11 Jan 13

Birky_Neil says...

cookie_brighton wrote:
Knightmcall....what a knob, certainly are not a BCFC supporter.
I will admit, at the beginning, when things were not going right for us, I was one of them saying Parkinson was not the right man.........however as time as gone by, 20 months as you say, and another season starts, by seeing the position we are in, in the league, and the cups........I now KNOW Parkinson IS the right man to take us out of this division.
ctid
He has always been a knob mate.
We all get use to it now. Speaks absolute rubbish.
His name says it all. He probably wants parky to leave and McCall to come back.
[quote][p][bold]cookie_brighton[/bold] wrote: Knightmcall....what a knob, certainly are not a BCFC supporter. I will admit, at the beginning, when things were not going right for us, I was one of them saying Parkinson was not the right man.........however as time as gone by, 20 months as you say, and another season starts, by seeing the position we are in, in the league, and the cups........I now KNOW Parkinson IS the right man to take us out of this division. ctid[/p][/quote]He has always been a knob mate. We all get use to it now. Speaks absolute rubbish. His name says it all. He probably wants parky to leave and McCall to come back. Birky_Neil
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6:49pm Fri 11 Jan 13

Nickloza says...

Birky_Neil wrote:
cookie_brighton wrote:
Knightmcall....what a knob, certainly are not a BCFC supporter.
I will admit, at the beginning, when things were not going right for us, I was one of them saying Parkinson was not the right man.........however as time as gone by, 20 months as you say, and another season starts, by seeing the position we are in, in the league, and the cups........I now KNOW Parkinson IS the right man to take us out of this division.
ctid
He has always been a knob mate.
We all get use to it now. Speaks absolute rubbish.
His name says it all. He probably wants parky to leave and McCall to come back.
Good thing no one takes you seriously Neil
[quote][p][bold]Birky_Neil[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cookie_brighton[/bold] wrote: Knightmcall....what a knob, certainly are not a BCFC supporter. I will admit, at the beginning, when things were not going right for us, I was one of them saying Parkinson was not the right man.........however as time as gone by, 20 months as you say, and another season starts, by seeing the position we are in, in the league, and the cups........I now KNOW Parkinson IS the right man to take us out of this division. ctid[/p][/quote]He has always been a knob mate. We all get use to it now. Speaks absolute rubbish. His name says it all. He probably wants parky to leave and McCall to come back.[/p][/quote]Good thing no one takes you seriously Neil Nickloza
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6:53pm Fri 11 Jan 13

Bingban says...

Phil turns em down!!
No talkie to Blackpool
BBC confirms
Very good news
Lets just concentrate on progress
Brill
Phil turns em down!! No talkie to Blackpool BBC confirms Very good news Lets just concentrate on progress Brill Bingban
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7:00pm Fri 11 Jan 13

Pablo says...

lonniejockstrap wrote:
What do you think Pablo, should PP be offered a new contract at City or not?
I agree with my old sparring partner,knightmccall
, on this. What will be, will be.

He's a great bloke, hard working and seems to have the respect of the players, but I've never been sold on him.

I said recently that our league position in March will be a better indicator of whether or not he should be offered a new contract.

As you well know, lonnie, fortunes can change very quickly in football.
[quote][p][bold]lonniejockstrap[/bold] wrote: What do you think Pablo, should PP be offered a new contract at City or not?[/p][/quote]I agree with my old sparring partner,knightmccall , on this. What will be, will be. He's a great bloke, hard working and seems to have the respect of the players, but I've never been sold on him. I said recently that our league position in March will be a better indicator of whether or not he should be offered a new contract. As you well know, lonnie, fortunes can change very quickly in football. Pablo
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7:01pm Fri 11 Jan 13

gusbantam says...

Just seen the great news that PP has turned down chance to speak to Blackpool. I am glad I was wrong, just hope I'm wrong about Wells too. Also we've strengthened at left back.

Really like us to spend a bit of cash on a proper striker and that would cap off a pretty good week!

Does anybody know if our seats at villa park include both upper and lower tier? I've got upper tier.
Just seen the great news that PP has turned down chance to speak to Blackpool. I am glad I was wrong, just hope I'm wrong about Wells too. Also we've strengthened at left back. Really like us to spend a bit of cash on a proper striker and that would cap off a pretty good week! Does anybody know if our seats at villa park include both upper and lower tier? I've got upper tier. gusbantam
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7:02pm Fri 11 Jan 13

Bingban says...

Look North report Phil has refused to talk to Blackpool
Great News
Now back to football and three points tomorrow
CTID
Look North report Phil has refused to talk to Blackpool Great News Now back to football and three points tomorrow CTID Bingban
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7:04pm Fri 11 Jan 13

Deacs says...

great news about PP turning Blackpool down
great news about PP turning Blackpool down Deacs
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7:06pm Fri 11 Jan 13

KnightMcCall says...

cookie_brighton wrote:
Knightmcall....what a knob, certainly are not a BCFC supporter.
I will admit, at the beginning, when things were not going right for us, I was one of them saying Parkinson was not the right man.........however as time as gone by, 20 months as you say, and another season starts, by seeing the position we are in, in the league, and the cups........I now KNOW Parkinson IS the right man to take us out of this division.
ctid
I'm not the one who has had to completely change my mind on PP as a manager. I have every faith in him as a manager. I'm also not going to panic when he leaves; which he will at some point. Why exactly would that make me a knob? Try and use your words cookie.
[quote][p][bold]cookie_brighton[/bold] wrote: Knightmcall....what a knob, certainly are not a BCFC supporter. I will admit, at the beginning, when things were not going right for us, I was one of them saying Parkinson was not the right man.........however as time as gone by, 20 months as you say, and another season starts, by seeing the position we are in, in the league, and the cups........I now KNOW Parkinson IS the right man to take us out of this division. ctid[/p][/quote]I'm not the one who has had to completely change my mind on PP as a manager. I have every faith in him as a manager. I'm also not going to panic when he leaves; which he will at some point. Why exactly would that make me a knob? Try and use your words cookie. KnightMcCall
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7:12pm Fri 11 Jan 13

COLATS says...

lonniejockstrap wrote:
abou wrote:
Off Topic this post in the Telegraph should make all Bradfordians proud

http://www.telegraph


.co.uk/sport/footbal


l/9792081/Why-Bradfo


rd-City-fan-in-a-hij


ab-holds-key-to-the-


games-future.html
I mentioned that lass in the hijab to the wife when we watched the recording of the game. That lass was brill. But she wasn't shouting abuse at Brannan as the Telegraph reporter implied she migh thave been. And he was incorrect to say that the tv microphones didn't pick up what she was saying -in order to confirm or refute his report- because they did. She was shouting 'COME ON CITY, COME ON CITY' every time the players went near. I heard it clearly and made this exact point to the wife.

It was great to see so many Bradford Asians (and Leeds Asians. A mate of mine supports City and lives in Pudsey) shouting and supporting City with such energy. Football/Sport really helps to break down negative stereotyping and perceived differences between folks from varying backgrounds. It was a great night for Bradford in more than just a football sense.
Bet there not there on Saturday??
[quote][p][bold]lonniejockstrap[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]abou[/bold] wrote: Off Topic this post in the Telegraph should make all Bradfordians proud http://www.telegraph .co.uk/sport/footbal l/9792081/Why-Bradfo rd-City-fan-in-a-hij ab-holds-key-to-the- games-future.html[/p][/quote]I mentioned that lass in the hijab to the wife when we watched the recording of the game. That lass was brill. But she wasn't shouting abuse at Brannan as the Telegraph reporter implied she migh thave been. And he was incorrect to say that the tv microphones didn't pick up what she was saying -in order to confirm or refute his report- because they did. She was shouting 'COME ON CITY, COME ON CITY' every time the players went near. I heard it clearly and made this exact point to the wife. It was great to see so many Bradford Asians (and Leeds Asians. A mate of mine supports City and lives in Pudsey) shouting and supporting City with such energy. Football/Sport really helps to break down negative stereotyping and perceived differences between folks from varying backgrounds. It was a great night for Bradford in more than just a football sense.[/p][/quote]Bet there not there on Saturday?? COLATS
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7:16pm Fri 11 Jan 13

KnightMcCall says...

Birky_Neil wrote:
cookie_brighton wrote:
Knightmcall....what a knob, certainly are not a BCFC supporter.
I will admit, at the beginning, when things were not going right for us, I was one of them saying Parkinson was not the right man.........however as time as gone by, 20 months as you say, and another season starts, by seeing the position we are in, in the league, and the cups........I now KNOW Parkinson IS the right man to take us out of this division.
ctid
He has always been a knob mate.
We all get use to it now. Speaks absolute rubbish.
His name says it all. He probably wants parky to leave and McCall to come back.
Have you ever actually read anything I put? I am pretty sure that since August of last year that i have been as close to PP's number one fan on here as anyeone and initially; with very little support. If it's too complicated for you then don't worry; just hurl insults...that always wins a debate.
[quote][p][bold]Birky_Neil[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cookie_brighton[/bold] wrote: Knightmcall....what a knob, certainly are not a BCFC supporter. I will admit, at the beginning, when things were not going right for us, I was one of them saying Parkinson was not the right man.........however as time as gone by, 20 months as you say, and another season starts, by seeing the position we are in, in the league, and the cups........I now KNOW Parkinson IS the right man to take us out of this division. ctid[/p][/quote]He has always been a knob mate. We all get use to it now. Speaks absolute rubbish. His name says it all. He probably wants parky to leave and McCall to come back.[/p][/quote]Have you ever actually read anything I put? I am pretty sure that since August of last year that i have been as close to PP's number one fan on here as anyeone and initially; with very little support. If it's too complicated for you then don't worry; just hurl insults...that always wins a debate. KnightMcCall
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7:24pm Fri 11 Jan 13

Bantam76 says...

GREAT NEWS:
Phil Parkinson's turned down the chance to speak to Blackpool. Let's get him tied down soon!

Thanks Phil - CTID!!!!!!!!!!!!
GREAT NEWS: Phil Parkinson's turned down the chance to speak to Blackpool. Let's get him tied down soon! Thanks Phil - CTID!!!!!!!!!!!! Bantam76
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7:39pm Fri 11 Jan 13

Victor Clayton says...

KnightMcCall wrote:
Birky_Neil wrote:
cookie_brighton wrote:
Knightmcall....what a knob, certainly are not a BCFC supporter.
I will admit, at the beginning, when things were not going right for us, I was one of them saying Parkinson was not the right man.........however as time as gone by, 20 months as you say, and another season starts, by seeing the position we are in, in the league, and the cups........I now KNOW Parkinson IS the right man to take us out of this division.
ctid
He has always been a knob mate.
We all get use to it now. Speaks absolute rubbish.
His name says it all. He probably wants parky to leave and McCall to come back.
Have you ever actually read anything I put? I am pretty sure that since August of last year that i have been as close to PP's number one fan on here as anyeone and initially; with very little support. If it's too complicated for you then don't worry; just hurl insults...that always wins a debate.
I don't know if kmc is a knob or not but he was for in support of PP long before most.
[quote][p][bold]KnightMcCall[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Birky_Neil[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cookie_brighton[/bold] wrote: Knightmcall....what a knob, certainly are not a BCFC supporter. I will admit, at the beginning, when things were not going right for us, I was one of them saying Parkinson was not the right man.........however as time as gone by, 20 months as you say, and another season starts, by seeing the position we are in, in the league, and the cups........I now KNOW Parkinson IS the right man to take us out of this division. ctid[/p][/quote]He has always been a knob mate. We all get use to it now. Speaks absolute rubbish. His name says it all. He probably wants parky to leave and McCall to come back.[/p][/quote]Have you ever actually read anything I put? I am pretty sure that since August of last year that i have been as close to PP's number one fan on here as anyeone and initially; with very little support. If it's too complicated for you then don't worry; just hurl insults...that always wins a debate.[/p][/quote]I don't know if kmc is a knob or not but he was for in support of PP long before most. Victor Clayton
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7:42pm Fri 11 Jan 13

shaun from richmond says...

BLIMEY!!.......The world is going MAD!!.
We have a player that wont be sold for less than a million?!. A manager that a Championship side are falling over themselves to sign up?!.
AND WE ARE 8th IN LEAGUE FOUR??!!.
STILL.......WHO CARES!!
BLIMEY!!.......The world is going MAD!!. We have a player that wont be sold for less than a million?!. A manager that a Championship side are falling over themselves to sign up?!. AND WE ARE 8th IN LEAGUE FOUR??!!. STILL.......WHO CARES!! shaun from richmond
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8:13pm Fri 11 Jan 13

lonniejockstrap says...

Pablo wrote:
lonniejockstrap wrote:
What do you think Pablo, should PP be offered a new contract at City or not?
I agree with my old sparring partner,knightmccall

, on this. What will be, will be.

He's a great bloke, hard working and seems to have the respect of the players, but I've never been sold on him.

I said recently that our league position in March will be a better indicator of whether or not he should be offered a new contract.

As you well know, lonnie, fortunes can change very quickly in football.
No what you were, and appear, to be still saying is: you will agree he is a good manager when he is getting us into Cup Semi-finals and league 2 play-off positions but -if we don't lose him to another Club before he gets a new offer- we should wait right until the end of the season to decide whether we should screw up every bit of progress he HAS made and then look for another manager if we don't get promoted?

1) What is your definition of him being justified as deserving a new contract?

2) Which manager would you have in mind to come in and improve on the progress that PP WILL have made by the end this season compared to last?

3) How long a contract would you give the manager coming in?

4) What criteria would you use to judge how the new manager would be a better choice than keeping PP?

I will be absolutely amazed if you bother to answer these what I consider 4 fair and reasonable questions. Lets see if there is any real thought behind your regular criticisms. If you don't then I strongly suspect you are a Troll.
[quote][p][bold]Pablo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lonniejockstrap[/bold] wrote: What do you think Pablo, should PP be offered a new contract at City or not?[/p][/quote]I agree with my old sparring partner,knightmccall , on this. What will be, will be. He's a great bloke, hard working and seems to have the respect of the players, but I've never been sold on him. I said recently that our league position in March will be a better indicator of whether or not he should be offered a new contract. As you well know, lonnie, fortunes can change very quickly in football.[/p][/quote]No what you were, and appear, to be still saying is: you will agree he is a good manager when he is getting us into Cup Semi-finals and league 2 play-off positions but -if we don't lose him to another Club before he gets a new offer- we should wait right until the end of the season to decide whether we should screw up every bit of progress he HAS made and then look for another manager if we don't get promoted? 1) What is your definition of him being justified as deserving a new contract? 2) Which manager would you have in mind to come in and improve on the progress that PP WILL have made by the end this season compared to last? 3) How long a contract would you give the manager coming in? 4) What criteria would you use to judge how the new manager would be a better choice than keeping PP? I will be absolutely amazed if you bother to answer these what I consider 4 fair and reasonable questions. Lets see if there is any real thought behind your regular criticisms. If you don't then I strongly suspect you are a Troll. lonniejockstrap
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8:20pm Fri 11 Jan 13

lonniejockstrap says...

shaun from richmond wrote:
BLIMEY!!.......The world is going MAD!!.
We have a player that wont be sold for less than a million?!. A manager that a Championship side are falling over themselves to sign up?!.
AND WE ARE 8th IN LEAGUE FOUR??!!.
STILL.......WHO CARES!!
Combine that with City being in 2 semi-finals, beating 3 Premiership teams and it looks like the Mayan and Hopis claim that this is a time of transition from one World Age into another is true Shaun!
[quote][p][bold]shaun from richmond[/bold] wrote: BLIMEY!!.......The world is going MAD!!. We have a player that wont be sold for less than a million?!. A manager that a Championship side are falling over themselves to sign up?!. AND WE ARE 8th IN LEAGUE FOUR??!!. STILL.......WHO CARES!![/p][/quote]Combine that with City being in 2 semi-finals, beating 3 Premiership teams and it looks like the Mayan and Hopis claim that this is a time of transition from one World Age into another is true Shaun! lonniejockstrap
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9:08pm Fri 11 Jan 13

shaun from richmond says...

lonniejockstrap wrote:
shaun from richmond wrote: BLIMEY!!.......The world is going MAD!!. We have a player that wont be sold for less than a million?!. A manager that a Championship side are falling over themselves to sign up?!. AND WE ARE 8th IN LEAGUE FOUR??!!. STILL.......WHO CARES!!
Combine that with City being in 2 semi-finals, beating 3 Premiership teams and it looks like the Mayan and Hopis claim that this is a time of transition from one World Age into another is true Shaun!
INDEED!!
[quote][p][bold]lonniejockstrap[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]shaun from richmond[/bold] wrote: BLIMEY!!.......The world is going MAD!!. We have a player that wont be sold for less than a million?!. A manager that a Championship side are falling over themselves to sign up?!. AND WE ARE 8th IN LEAGUE FOUR??!!. STILL.......WHO CARES!![/p][/quote]Combine that with City being in 2 semi-finals, beating 3 Premiership teams and it looks like the Mayan and Hopis claim that this is a time of transition from one World Age into another is true Shaun![/p][/quote]INDEED!! shaun from richmond
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5:35pm Sat 12 Jan 13

The obvious says...

All the best city. I hope the management don't get big headed like they did when they were in the premier league by forgetting the supporters in favour of limelight. This club is nothing without its supporters.

Do it for Bradford and lets rub it into the faces of Leeds lovers and those in the public eye that disrespect this great city
All the best city. I hope the management don't get big headed like they did when they were in the premier league by forgetting the supporters in favour of limelight. This club is nothing without its supporters. Do it for Bradford and lets rub it into the faces of Leeds lovers and those in the public eye that disrespect this great city The obvious
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6:44pm Sat 12 Jan 13

storey2 says...

How bad was today,how many games have we won in the last 8, and port vale next,cannt see us getting to playoffs
How bad was today,how many games have we won in the last 8, and port vale next,cannt see us getting to playoffs storey2
  • Score: 0

6:44pm Sat 12 Jan 13

storey2 says...

How bad was today,how many games have we won in the last 8, and port vale next,cannt see us getting to playoffs
How bad was today,how many games have we won in the last 8, and port vale next,cannt see us getting to playoffs storey2
  • Score: 0

6:44pm Sat 12 Jan 13

storey2 says...

How bad was today,how many games have we won in the last 8, and port vale next,cannt see us getting to playoffs
How bad was today,how many games have we won in the last 8, and port vale next,cannt see us getting to playoffs storey2
  • Score: 0

7:45pm Sat 12 Jan 13

Pablo says...

lonniejockstrap wrote:
Pablo wrote:
lonniejockstrap wrote:
What do you think Pablo, should PP be offered a new contract at City or not?
I agree with my old sparring partner,knightmccall


, on this. What will be, will be.

He's a great bloke, hard working and seems to have the respect of the players, but I've never been sold on him.

I said recently that our league position in March will be a better indicator of whether or not he should be offered a new contract.

As you well know, lonnie, fortunes can change very quickly in football.
No what you were, and appear, to be still saying is: you will agree he is a good manager when he is getting us into Cup Semi-finals and league 2 play-off positions but -if we don't lose him to another Club before he gets a new offer- we should wait right until the end of the season to decide whether we should screw up every bit of progress he HAS made and then look for another manager if we don't get promoted?

1) What is your definition of him being justified as deserving a new contract?

2) Which manager would you have in mind to come in and improve on the progress that PP WILL have made by the end this season compared to last?

3) How long a contract would you give the manager coming in?

4) What criteria would you use to judge how the new manager would be a better choice than keeping PP?

I will be absolutely amazed if you bother to answer these what I consider 4 fair and reasonable questions. Lets see if there is any real thought behind your regular criticisms. If you don't then I strongly suspect you are a Troll.
Lonnie, have you got learning difficulties? At times you ask questions like a six year old.

We've had a good cup run but are falling away in the league, despite a massive overspend on the player budget. We were dreadful again today. The league results are what I measure the manager on.

What are you asking me about what length of contract I'd be offering a new manager? I merely said "wait until March". I didn't say "sack him now."

Unless you haven't noticed, I'm not the Chairman, so write to them about contractual matters regarding the manager. The may, of course, tell you to mind your own business.

Rather than raising hypothetical issues, I suggest you focus on the current crisis in our league form. I don't think for one minute you'll have the answer to that, because your speciality is asking inane questions, not providing answers to actual problems.
[quote][p][bold]lonniejockstrap[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pablo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lonniejockstrap[/bold] wrote: What do you think Pablo, should PP be offered a new contract at City or not?[/p][/quote]I agree with my old sparring partner,knightmccall , on this. What will be, will be. He's a great bloke, hard working and seems to have the respect of the players, but I've never been sold on him. I said recently that our league position in March will be a better indicator of whether or not he should be offered a new contract. As you well know, lonnie, fortunes can change very quickly in football.[/p][/quote]No what you were, and appear, to be still saying is: you will agree he is a good manager when he is getting us into Cup Semi-finals and league 2 play-off positions but -if we don't lose him to another Club before he gets a new offer- we should wait right until the end of the season to decide whether we should screw up every bit of progress he HAS made and then look for another manager if we don't get promoted? 1) What is your definition of him being justified as deserving a new contract? 2) Which manager would you have in mind to come in and improve on the progress that PP WILL have made by the end this season compared to last? 3) How long a contract would you give the manager coming in? 4) What criteria would you use to judge how the new manager would be a better choice than keeping PP? I will be absolutely amazed if you bother to answer these what I consider 4 fair and reasonable questions. Lets see if there is any real thought behind your regular criticisms. If you don't then I strongly suspect you are a Troll.[/p][/quote]Lonnie, have you got learning difficulties? At times you ask questions like a six year old. We've had a good cup run but are falling away in the league, despite a massive overspend on the player budget. We were dreadful again today. The league results are what I measure the manager on. What are you asking me about what length of contract I'd be offering a new manager? I merely said "wait until March". I didn't say "sack him now." Unless you haven't noticed, I'm not the Chairman, so write to them about contractual matters regarding the manager. The may, of course, tell you to mind your own business. Rather than raising hypothetical issues, I suggest you focus on the current crisis in our league form. I don't think for one minute you'll have the answer to that, because your speciality is asking inane questions, not providing answers to actual problems. Pablo
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1:38pm Sun 13 Jan 13

lonniejockstrap says...

Pablo wrote:
lonniejockstrap wrote:
Pablo wrote:
lonniejockstrap wrote:
What do you think Pablo, should PP be offered a new contract at City or not?
I agree with my old sparring partner,knightmccall



, on this. What will be, will be.

He's a great bloke, hard working and seems to have the respect of the players, but I've never been sold on him.

I said recently that our league position in March will be a better indicator of whether or not he should be offered a new contract.

As you well know, lonnie, fortunes can change very quickly in football.
No what you were, and appear, to be still saying is: you will agree he is a good manager when he is getting us into Cup Semi-finals and league 2 play-off positions but -if we don't lose him to another Club before he gets a new offer- we should wait right until the end of the season to decide whether we should screw up every bit of progress he HAS made and then look for another manager if we don't get promoted?

1) What is your definition of him being justified as deserving a new contract?

2) Which manager would you have in mind to come in and improve on the progress that PP WILL have made by the end this season compared to last?

3) How long a contract would you give the manager coming in?

4) What criteria would you use to judge how the new manager would be a better choice than keeping PP?

I will be absolutely amazed if you bother to answer these what I consider 4 fair and reasonable questions. Lets see if there is any real thought behind your regular criticisms. If you don't then I strongly suspect you are a Troll.
Lonnie, have you got learning difficulties? At times you ask questions like a six year old.

We've had a good cup run but are falling away in the league, despite a massive overspend on the player budget. We were dreadful again today. The league results are what I measure the manager on.

What are you asking me about what length of contract I'd be offering a new manager? I merely said "wait until March". I didn't say "sack him now."

Unless you haven't noticed, I'm not the Chairman, so write to them about contractual matters regarding the manager. The may, of course, tell you to mind your own business.

Rather than raising hypothetical issues, I suggest you focus on the current crisis in our league form. I don't think for one minute you'll have the answer to that, because your speciality is asking inane questions, not providing answers to actual problems.
How did I know you would bottle it Pablo? You had an opportunity to demonstrate that you give some thought to your opinions.

Oh, and the answer to your question is that I don't really know why we are going through our current form DO YOU? (If you do, tell us). I could have debated that issue with you but your too frightened to answer questions in an objective way. However, I would offer PP another 2 year extension on his contract as soon as practical, based on what he has done so far and to maintain stability.
[quote][p][bold]Pablo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lonniejockstrap[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pablo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lonniejockstrap[/bold] wrote: What do you think Pablo, should PP be offered a new contract at City or not?[/p][/quote]I agree with my old sparring partner,knightmccall , on this. What will be, will be. He's a great bloke, hard working and seems to have the respect of the players, but I've never been sold on him. I said recently that our league position in March will be a better indicator of whether or not he should be offered a new contract. As you well know, lonnie, fortunes can change very quickly in football.[/p][/quote]No what you were, and appear, to be still saying is: you will agree he is a good manager when he is getting us into Cup Semi-finals and league 2 play-off positions but -if we don't lose him to another Club before he gets a new offer- we should wait right until the end of the season to decide whether we should screw up every bit of progress he HAS made and then look for another manager if we don't get promoted? 1) What is your definition of him being justified as deserving a new contract? 2) Which manager would you have in mind to come in and improve on the progress that PP WILL have made by the end this season compared to last? 3) How long a contract would you give the manager coming in? 4) What criteria would you use to judge how the new manager would be a better choice than keeping PP? I will be absolutely amazed if you bother to answer these what I consider 4 fair and reasonable questions. Lets see if there is any real thought behind your regular criticisms. If you don't then I strongly suspect you are a Troll.[/p][/quote]Lonnie, have you got learning difficulties? At times you ask questions like a six year old. We've had a good cup run but are falling away in the league, despite a massive overspend on the player budget. We were dreadful again today. The league results are what I measure the manager on. What are you asking me about what length of contract I'd be offering a new manager? I merely said "wait until March". I didn't say "sack him now." Unless you haven't noticed, I'm not the Chairman, so write to them about contractual matters regarding the manager. The may, of course, tell you to mind your own business. Rather than raising hypothetical issues, I suggest you focus on the current crisis in our league form. I don't think for one minute you'll have the answer to that, because your speciality is asking inane questions, not providing answers to actual problems.[/p][/quote]How did I know you would bottle it Pablo? You had an opportunity to demonstrate that you give some thought to your opinions. Oh, and the answer to your question is that I don't really know why we are going through our current form DO YOU? (If you do, tell us). I could have debated that issue with you but your too frightened to answer questions in an objective way. However, I would offer PP another 2 year extension on his contract as soon as practical, based on what he has done so far and to maintain stability. lonniejockstrap
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