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Live blog: Crewe v Bradford City

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Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Photograph of the Author

Simon Parker, Bradford City Reporter

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    bcfc1903 6:49pm Tue 15 Jan 13

    Good luck lads....think we'll win on penalties!!!!!!

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    club11 7:00pm Tue 15 Jan 13

    Bit random but does anyone know how far Andrew Davis is of his return ??

    Good look tonight boys

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    RuggerTyke 7:42pm Tue 15 Jan 13

    club11 wrote…


    Bit random but does anyone know how far Andrew Davis is of his return ??

    Good look tonight boys

    End of Feb.

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    balbrigganfc 8:04pm Tue 15 Jan 13

    Predicting City to come away with a sensational result

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    shoesmaker4 10:10pm Tue 15 Jan 13

    not to worry the lads have a great chance against villa , it is now the two birds v the two lions and the two birds are up to now faves come on city

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    ALEXIMO.56. 11:15pm Tue 15 Jan 13

    Out of the paintpot, but never mind. Now we can concentrate on more important matters. First a massively hard game at Vale on Saturday and hopefully a massive 3pts. Then the easier of the two, a second leg match at Villa and if can avoid defeat, then I think we all know where we are all heading for. I listened to the game tonight and according to Tim, even at 2-1 down we looked like the team most likely to score the next goal and go on to win the game. But we were caught on the break. We can always win it next season along with the Europa cup. We are already in dreamland and we are living the dream and it's still well alive.

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    shoesmaker4 11:27pm Tue 15 Jan 13

    i agree but still lets keep the faith and also come on city.

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    durham bantam 11:31pm Tue 15 Jan 13

    We seem to be signing lots of players and it seems we keep shuffling the pack yet our form is not very good, everyone seems to be pinning hope on villa game god knows what defence we will play nxt couple games our form and defence is getting worse everygame, parky needs to show faith in the likes of mchugh and also play connell in preference to gray come on city, I hope parrky knows what he's doing signing a centre half not sure panic set in, if we get beat by villa we r left with a rag bag of 30 plus players.

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    shoesmaker4 11:34pm Tue 15 Jan 13

    o me on city

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    shoesmaker4 11:44pm Tue 15 Jan 13

    ps sorry that should have been come on city lets get behind the lads to ok

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    durham bantam 11:52pm Tue 15 Jan 13

    We need a miracle to happen over the over the nxt wk mat duke will need to play like superman because our defence is all over the place, I will say my prayers and hopefully dynamo can come to the rescue.

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    Rambo 12:05am Wed 16 Jan 13

    Of course we "shuffled the pack tonight", the competition has been treated as nothing more than a completive reserve fixture. Half the squad are absolutely knackered and needed the night off.

    And what on earth do you mean by PP needs to show faith in McHugh? He's been an ever present since he was thrown in at the deep end with the exception of the couple of weeks he had off injured. He's going to have 2 massive games coming up and PP made the correct option to rest him tonight.

    And PP signed another defender with the news yesterday Meredith may be out for the season with glandular fever...

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    durham bantam 12:17am Wed 16 Jan 13

    We have signed a centre half not a left back, we signed dickinson as cover also recent form even in jpt does not bode well considering we have 2 major games I guess we r using the dreamland tactic

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    Bradford1903 12:22am Wed 16 Jan 13

    Three words spring to mind; blessing in disguise.

    Think we were also right playing a weakened team and risk getting a fine; surely common sense will prevail though, when people see our schedule.

    Question I would like to ask, is would a club still get a fine for playing a weakened side if they had won.

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    tyker2 4:22am Wed 16 Jan 13

    Bradford1903 wrote…


    Three words spring to mind; blessing in disguise.

    Think we were also right playing a weakened team and risk getting a fine; surely common sense will prevail though, when people see our schedule.

    Question I would like to ask, is would a club still get a fine for playing a weakened side if they had won.

    an irrelevant hypothetical question: we played a so called weakened team and lost. So it is deemed we played a weakened team then a fine is appropriate. We may be able to appeal that fine given the relative experience of the players used.

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    Harrogate Bantam 6:53am Wed 16 Jan 13

    This is one less Cup to bother about. We need Promotion out of this Tin Pot League. Cups are a bonus but tkae their toll on the Squad. Parkie rested some players for our Port Vale match who are now top of the League.

    C'mon City!

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    nowt fresh 8:17am Wed 16 Jan 13

    Harrogate Bantam wrote…


    This is one less Cup to bother about. We need Promotion out of this Tin Pot League. Cups are a bonus but tkae their toll on the Squad. Parkie rested some players for our Port Vale match who are now top of the League. C'mon City!

    Could not agree more Harrogate the cup games have been a massive bonus and a financial blessing but as you say promotion from this "gawd awful league " was Phil Parkinson's brief let's hope we can start picking some league points up or it may be a chasing game,Port Vale,Fleetwood Town,Gillingham and Rotherham in the next month will be a big test of just where we are as a promotion chasing team..!! here's hoping were up to the challenge ?.

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    Prisoner Cell Block A 11:08am Wed 16 Jan 13

    durham bantam wrote…


    We have signed a centre half not a left back, we signed dickinson as cover also recent form even in jpt does not bode well considering we have 2 major games I guess we r using the dreamland tactic

    What are you on about? We have Good and Naylor as our only centre half cover, Davies and Oliver out long term, remember?? This means any injury to McArdle or McHugh and we have to play Doyle at the back.

    The signing of Dickson( not Dickinson) was also astute, given the knowledge regarding Mez's illness.

    We have nowhere near 30 players in the squad that are Bradford City players, we had a tiny squad to begin with, done on purpose, and have had to add to this as injury, fatigue and illness have taken it's toll.

    This squad is one place below the play off positions, in the semi final of the 2nd biggest cup competition in England and have played some of the most attacking football we have seen at VP since the days of the climb TO the prem.

    PP has had some difficult decisions to make as regards trying to get results but rest some of the players, we are only 6 games short of playing a full league season and if you add 3 more games to that it is the minimum we could have played this year, so 49 games in total as opposed to the 60+ we will play. It takes it's toll no matter what anyone says, especially when you consider the games we have played which have gone to 120 minutes.

    If you are a City fan the best you can do is applaud our manager for trying to give us the best chance in this second half of the season by keeping us in touch with the pack and also in a semi final of a real cup.


    PS, sounded like my choice for the keeper's jersey had a bit of an off un last night.

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    Prisoner Cell Block A 11:37am Wed 16 Jan 13

    PPS, the signing of Nelsen is also a very good capture, decent experience, no nonsense up and at em CH who can play a bit too. Can always tell how good a player is when his ex-club don't want him to leave and his previous clubs fans still talk about and rate him.

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    bcfc1903 6:26pm Wed 16 Jan 13

    Prisoner Cell Block A wrote…


    durham bantam wrote…


    We have signed a centre half not a left back, we signed dickinson as cover also recent form even in jpt does not bode well considering we have 2 major games I guess we r using the dreamland tactic
    What are you on about? We have Good and Naylor as our only centre half cover, Davies and Oliver out long term, remember?? This means any injury to McArdle or McHugh and we have to play Doyle at the back.

    The signing of Dickson( not Dickinson) was also astute, given the knowledge regarding Mez's illness.

    We have nowhere near 30 players in the squad that are Bradford City players, we had a tiny squad to begin with, done on purpose, and have had to add to this as injury, fatigue and illness have taken it's toll.

    This squad is one place below the play off positions, in the semi final of the 2nd biggest cup competition in England and have played some of the most attacking football we have seen at VP since the days of the climb TO the prem.

    PP has had some difficult decisions to make as regards trying to get results but rest some of the players, we are only 6 games short of playing a full league season and if you add 3 more games to that it is the minimum we could have played this year, so 49 games in total as opposed to the 60+ we will play. It takes it's toll no matter what anyone says, especially when you consider the games we have played which have gone to 120 minutes.

    If you are a City fan the best you can do is applaud our manager for trying to give us the best chance in this second half of the season by keeping us in touch with the pack and also in a semi final of a real cup.


    PS, sounded like my choice for the keeper's jersey had a bit of an off un last night.

    Spot on PCBA...another excellent post fella!!!!!!!

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    Bradford1903 12:14am Thu 17 Jan 13

    It was a hypothetical question Tyker, but if a club still gets a fine for playing a weakened side even though they had won, it would make the rule quite laughable.

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    Bradford1903 12:14am Thu 17 Jan 13

    It was a hypothetical question Tyker, but if a club still gets a fine for playing a weakened side even though they had won, it would make the rule quite laughable.

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