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9:44pm

WYCOMBE 0 BRADFORD CITY 3

Nathan Doyle scored his first goals for City as they stunned in-form Wycombe for a fourth away win of the season.
The Bantams bounced back to form in stunning fashion against a side who had won their last three games without conceding a goal.
Doyle needed less than a minute to blow that record out the water and City, with Andrew Davies back in the fold, never looked back.
Will Atkinson’s excellent finish made it 2-0 with ten minutes left and Doyle fired the third from the penalty spot as City claimed their first league win of 2013 in style.

9:42pm

It's all over and what a good win from City.

9:40pm

Nelson deflects shot wide as Wycombe play on for nothing more than pride.

9:38pm

Crowd is 3,068

9:38pm

Great save from Duke to deny Morgan a consolation goal.

9:34pm

Sub subbed for Wycombe as Kuffour replaces Andrade. And McHugh comes on for Davies, who has been fantastic on his comeback.

9:30pm

3-0 DOYLE again

9:30pm

Penalty for City as Hanson is tripped in corner of box by Archer. Doyle taking it .....

9:27pm

2-0 ATKINSON

9:27pm

Another soft decision goes City's way and Bill Turnbull throws his arms to the Heavens in frustration. Whatever would Susanah say?

9:25pm

Duke wins a generous foul after appearing to misjudge Grant cross.

9:21pm

Archer does well to come through crowd of players to punch away free-kick by Jones.

9:21pm

Grant is booked for foul on Dickson just outside edge of penalty area.

9:19pm

Gray goes off to generous applause after putting in a good shift. Hanson on for last 20 minutes.

9:17pm

But short corner comes to nothing and Wycombe use delay to make their first change as McClure makes way for Andrade.

9:17pm

City corner count reaches double figures.

9:16pm

Dunne appears to hand ball as he shrugs off Atkinson but his shot is a typical defender's and flies into crowd.

9:14pm

Concern for City as Nelson goes down in a heap. But the big man is up and able to continue.

9:13pm

That would have been a belting goal. Very unlucky.

9:11pm

Another lovely pass from Jones sets up Gray for cross. Reid picks out Thompson whose thunderbolt rocks the underside of the bar...

9:10pm

Big chorus of "He used to work at the Co-op"... Wonder who's warming up on the touchline?

9:08pm

Good ball from Gray sends Atkinson into decent crossing position but he wastes the opportunity.

9:04pm

Corner number nine for City, cleared as far as Doyle whose shot is blocked. Wycombe immediately break away through Wood and Duke turns ball behind.

9:03pm

Morgan counters with driving run to edge of box but ambitious shot is comfortably wide of near post.

9:03pm

Winfield gets Wycombe's second yellow card for foul on Atkinson.

8:59pm

Gray chips over the top to send Thompson away but he's gone a shade early and flag is up.

8:58pm

Jones looks for Thompson at back post but Winfield heads away.

8:57pm

City spread the ball well as Jones picks out Reid to win another City corner.

8:56pm

8:54pm

Reid shot turned behind for a corner. City started second half as they did the first.

8:52pm

Teams back out for second half, no changes for either side.

8:36pm

Half-time and City worth their 1-0 lead.

8:35pm

Atkinson cuts in from the right to unleash drive wide. Not a bad effort but probably not worth the delayed "oooh" from the City fans at the other end.

8:34pm

Two minutes of added time to play. First one is taken up with booking for Scowen - his tenth of the season.

8:33pm

More good skill from Reid to get to byline but is underneath the cross which flies over goalmouth.

8:30pm

Jones free-kick fisted unconvincingly away by Archer. Reid causing Wycombe problems with his dribbling.

8:27pm

Reid has back-tracked well and does it again to stop Grant making a run. Winger has the bit between his teeth tonight.

8:24pm

And does enough to put off Dave Winfield who cannot direct his header.

8:23pm

Davies stretches to toe ball away from Morgan to concede Wycombe corner.

8:19pm

Great run from Darby and his dangerous low cross is cleared in front of goal by Stewart.

8:18pm

City keep the pressure on as Scowen fouls Thompson near corner flag.  But free-kick is too loopy for Davies who can get no power on the header.

8:17pm

Intelligent low pass from Darby to Gray as City win another corner.

8:15pm

Nelson header from corner blocked and Thompson's drive deflected behind for another corner which Archer claims.

8:14pm

Driving run from Reid takes the ball from halfway line to win a corner.

8:13pm

Davies and Atkinson combine well but the defender's pass inside just dies on the ploughed field outside the penalty area.

8:12pm

Davies looking like he's never been away.

8:08pm

Scowen's corner is met by Stewart but the left back's header flies wide. Think Jones had near post covered.

8:07pm

Reid drives well over from 30 yards out before Wycombe respond with a corner.

8:04pm

But Jones kick cannot clear first defender and danger is over.

8:03pm

Corner for City after Thompson is eased out by defender in box.

8:03pm

Good lively game this. You can see confidence in Wycombe's play but City have looked bright as well going forward.

8:00pm

Dangerous free-kick by Morgan curls just past Duke's near post.

8:00pm

Davies launches into a full-blooded challenge on Lewis, wins ball but referee gives free-kick just outside box.

7:58pm

Davies shows good control to get out of potentially tight hole as two blue shirts converge on him.

7:57pm

Reid pops up on right wing to have a run but loses possession near penalty area. Good positive start from City.

7:55pm

Scowen flights it high and Davies heads it back towards his own goal. Fortunately it's straight at Duke or that would have been an embarrassing return.

7:55pm

Corner to Wycombe, first one of game.

7:52pm

Wycombe launch response and Scowen heads over Grant cross.

7:51pm

Dickson's long throw was flicked on by Thompson and fell into path of DOYLE to half-volley into the corner. His first goal of the season and City off to a great start. 1-0

7:49pm

GOAL,,,, Nathan Doyle!

7:49pm

Thompson immediately drills in a cross that Johnson knocks clear.

7:48pm

City kick off. It is Thompson and Gray up front.

7:48pm

We're Bradford City, we'll sing in the dark ..... no lights on in the away end.

7:45pm

City wearing their away top with black shorts and white socks. First time we've seen that combo this season.

7:44pm

Bill Turnbull of BBC Breakfast sat in press box. No sign of Susanah Reid unfortunately...

7:42pm

Five minutes to kick-off and it's time for the Wembley chant... Never grows old though!

7:40pm

City's 30th league game of the season - and 44th in all.

7:10pm

7:10pm

7:10pm

Wycombe unchanged after beating York 4-0 at the weekend - their third straight win. They have also not conceded a goal in any of those.

WYCOMBE: Archer, Harriman, Dunne, Winfield, Stewart, Grant, Lewis, Scowen, Wood, Morgan, McClure. Subs: Johnson, Ainsworth, Spring, Andrade, McCoy, Kuffour, Harrison.

7:08pm

7:07pm

7:07pm

Phil Parkinson makes five changes to the City starting line-up on a pitch that looks very boggy.

The most significant addition is Andrew Davies for his first involvement since suffering a knee injury at Burton at the end of October.

He comes in for Tom Naylor, who has returned to Derby after his loan. The other change in the back four is left back Ryan Dickson for Curtis Good.

Will Atkinson is back in right midfield for Zavon Hines, who is not even on the bench after travelling.

Both strikers are switched with Andy Gray partnering Garry Thompson.

There is no Ricky Ravenhill who is ill.

CITY: Duke, Darby, Davies, Nelson, Dickson, Atkinson, Jones, Doyle, Reid, Thompson, Gray. Subs: Hanson, McHugh, Connell, Wells, Turgott, Good, McLaughlin.

 

 

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7:10pm Tue 12 Feb 13

Beeceefcee says...

Brave man pp. Hope is plan works?
Brave man pp. Hope is plan works? Beeceefcee
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7:11pm Tue 12 Feb 13

Fish05 says...

For goodness sake has connell slept with parkys daughter or something. Being behind thompson in the pecking order is a disgrace the guy is worse than useless..... feel sorry for connell always gives 100% and deserves a chance.
For goodness sake has connell slept with parkys daughter or something. Being behind thompson in the pecking order is a disgrace the guy is worse than useless..... feel sorry for connell always gives 100% and deserves a chance. Fish05
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7:29pm Tue 12 Feb 13

COLATS says...

Fish05 wrote:
For goodness sake has connell slept with parkys daughter or something. Being behind thompson in the pecking order is a disgrace the guy is worse than useless..... feel sorry for connell always gives 100% and deserves a chance.
It's not an ideal pitch for conell, very boggy more suited to Thompson who has more strength??? Though I also think Connell is a far better striker! On a good surface?
[quote][p][bold]Fish05[/bold] wrote: For goodness sake has connell slept with parkys daughter or something. Being behind thompson in the pecking order is a disgrace the guy is worse than useless..... feel sorry for connell always gives 100% and deserves a chance.[/p][/quote]It's not an ideal pitch for conell, very boggy more suited to Thompson who has more strength??? Though I also think Connell is a far better striker! On a good surface? COLATS
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7:30pm Tue 12 Feb 13

al&co says...

Recent league form dictates that changes were needed and much will depend on the tactics employed in support of the changes.

The playing surface looks heavy and I'm a bit worried about how our midfield will cope.

We badly need something from this game against a form team and I think the outcome will be a true measure of where we are when thinking in terms of our promotion credentials.

We have a strong looking bench, which might prove to be significant.

Cometh the hour.....?

Come on City. Show us a performance!
Recent league form dictates that changes were needed and much will depend on the tactics employed in support of the changes. The playing surface looks heavy and I'm a bit worried about how our midfield will cope. We badly need something from this game against a form team and I think the outcome will be a true measure of where we are when thinking in terms of our promotion credentials. We have a strong looking bench, which might prove to be significant. Cometh the hour.....? Come on City. Show us a performance! al&co
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9:09pm Tue 12 Feb 13

Victor Clayton says...

Come on city
Come on city Victor Clayton
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9:15pm Tue 12 Feb 13

Go Torps! Yer flying. says...

Hey. Ho. Gary jones.
He's a little bit slow and a little bit old.
He crossed the ball for Jimmy's goal.
That's why we're off to Wembleeey.
(Candy, Robbie Williams).
Hey. Ho. Gary jones. He's a little bit slow and a little bit old. He crossed the ball for Jimmy's goal. That's why we're off to Wembleeey. (Candy, Robbie Williams). Go Torps! Yer flying.
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9:37pm Tue 12 Feb 13

Wrose bantam says...

This is a very good result for many reasons. I think PP deserves credit for shaking things up. Whilst Hanson always gets knocked , Wells too has varied from Great (in the Cup) to average against average Div 2 sides. This sends out a message and I think it was needed.

I have been very worried about a lack of goals from Midfield and Doyle scores 2 tonight. Good on him!

Thompson too will feel that he wants to prove a point and has scored some important goals in the cup and rattled the bar tonight. Competition for places never hurt anybody.

Davies back too. It's all good!
This is a very good result for many reasons. I think PP deserves credit for shaking things up. Whilst Hanson always gets knocked , Wells too has varied from Great (in the Cup) to average against average Div 2 sides. This sends out a message and I think it was needed. I have been very worried about a lack of goals from Midfield and Doyle scores 2 tonight. Good on him! Thompson too will feel that he wants to prove a point and has scored some important goals in the cup and rattled the bar tonight. Competition for places never hurt anybody. Davies back too. It's all good! Wrose bantam
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9:38pm Tue 12 Feb 13

bahamianbantam says...

Wow! What a great win! Really shaken up Wembley team. Need three points Saturday and keep momentum going.
What a funny old game! Saturday poor then result against form team.
Wow! What a great win! Really shaken up Wembley team. Need three points Saturday and keep momentum going. What a funny old game! Saturday poor then result against form team. bahamianbantam
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9:46pm Tue 12 Feb 13

COLATS says...

Who saw that one coming?? And Davis is back, great game from him apparently??
Who saw that one coming?? And Davis is back, great game from him apparently?? COLATS
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9:58pm Tue 12 Feb 13

militarybantam says...

Massive 3 points tonight! Keep it going on Saturday which will another tough game. Would be brilliant if we went to Wembley on the back of 2 convincing victories. Looking at the other results tonight it's a good job we picked up 3 points! CTID
Massive 3 points tonight! Keep it going on Saturday which will another tough game. Would be brilliant if we went to Wembley on the back of 2 convincing victories. Looking at the other results tonight it's a good job we picked up 3 points! CTID militarybantam
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10:11pm Tue 12 Feb 13

Alvechurch73 says...

Fantastic result and well done PP for the changes and substitutions. This result should give the team the confidence to embark on a lengthy unbeaten run as well as sending out a powerful message to the rest of L2.
Fantastic result and well done PP for the changes and substitutions. This result should give the team the confidence to embark on a lengthy unbeaten run as well as sending out a powerful message to the rest of L2. Alvechurch73
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10:14pm Tue 12 Feb 13

al&co says...

Outstanding all over the pitch against a decent side. We looked a really good team tonight.

Gray and Thompson worked well and midfield solid and creative - Reid and Atkinson with Doyle excellent - Davies looked a different class in his first game back.

Duke a bit iffy here and there but did well with a couple of good saves.

All the players looked hungry tonight and if this attitude can be maintained we are right back in the promotion stakes - an excellent performance, which makes a mockery of our recent lethargic performances.

Well done boys - a magnificent and well deserved three points!
Outstanding all over the pitch against a decent side. We looked a really good team tonight. Gray and Thompson worked well and midfield solid and creative - Reid and Atkinson with Doyle excellent - Davies looked a different class in his first game back. Duke a bit iffy here and there but did well with a couple of good saves. All the players looked hungry tonight and if this attitude can be maintained we are right back in the promotion stakes - an excellent performance, which makes a mockery of our recent lethargic performances. Well done boys - a magnificent and well deserved three points! al&co
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10:34pm Tue 12 Feb 13

yorkiebantam says...

bahamianbantam wrote:
Wow! What a great win! Really shaken up Wembley team. Need three points Saturday and keep momentum going.
What a funny old game! Saturday poor then result against form team.
Saturday poor!! What planet are you on they picked our pockets after a fine all round performance. We were the better team by a mile.

Nothing more than we deserved tonight well done all.

CTID
[quote][p][bold]bahamianbantam[/bold] wrote: Wow! What a great win! Really shaken up Wembley team. Need three points Saturday and keep momentum going. What a funny old game! Saturday poor then result against form team.[/p][/quote]Saturday poor!! What planet are you on they picked our pockets after a fine all round performance. We were the better team by a mile. Nothing more than we deserved tonight well done all. CTID yorkiebantam
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10:48pm Tue 12 Feb 13

Thee Voice of Reason says...

Fantastic, the Second West was rocking tonight watching the score on teletext.
Fantastic, the Second West was rocking tonight watching the score on teletext. Thee Voice of Reason
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11:08pm Tue 12 Feb 13

Victor Clayton says...

al&co wrote:
Outstanding all over the pitch against a decent side. We looked a really good team tonight.

Gray and Thompson worked well and midfield solid and creative - Reid and Atkinson with Doyle excellent - Davies looked a different class in his first game back.

Duke a bit iffy here and there but did well with a couple of good saves.

All the players looked hungry tonight and if this attitude can be maintained we are right back in the promotion stakes - an excellent performance, which makes a mockery of our recent lethargic performances.

Well done boys - a magnificent and well deserved three points!
Thanks for the report.
[quote][p][bold]al&co[/bold] wrote: Outstanding all over the pitch against a decent side. We looked a really good team tonight. Gray and Thompson worked well and midfield solid and creative - Reid and Atkinson with Doyle excellent - Davies looked a different class in his first game back. Duke a bit iffy here and there but did well with a couple of good saves. All the players looked hungry tonight and if this attitude can be maintained we are right back in the promotion stakes - an excellent performance, which makes a mockery of our recent lethargic performances. Well done boys - a magnificent and well deserved three points![/p][/quote]Thanks for the report. Victor Clayton
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11:41pm Tue 12 Feb 13

bcfcincheshire says...

We all have to trust the management and coaches and indeed all of the players themselves that they want to be part of the club's new beginning and a significantly more successful future than the last 11 years. This Wycombe result clearly shows the character, quality and awareness of the squad and its leadership....it now needs to be continued and built upon....two Wembley appearances and successes the target. Come on City!
We all have to trust the management and coaches and indeed all of the players themselves that they want to be part of the club's new beginning and a significantly more successful future than the last 11 years. This Wycombe result clearly shows the character, quality and awareness of the squad and its leadership....it now needs to be continued and built upon....two Wembley appearances and successes the target. Come on City! bcfcincheshire
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12:34am Wed 13 Feb 13

Bradford1903 says...

A big win. I must admit when I saw the team, it was difficult to see where the goals were going to come from, and if we had lost, I think Parky would've left himself wide open to criticism.

A manager's decisions are vindicated by results though, and his selection has proved a master stroke, as it shows nobody is safe, and whoever plays against Wimbledon, will be busting a gut so they start in the cup final.

If we can get a win at Wimbledon, which is the type of team we should be beating, then we will be right back in the mix.
A big win. I must admit when I saw the team, it was difficult to see where the goals were going to come from, and if we had lost, I think Parky would've left himself wide open to criticism. A manager's decisions are vindicated by results though, and his selection has proved a master stroke, as it shows nobody is safe, and whoever plays against Wimbledon, will be busting a gut so they start in the cup final. If we can get a win at Wimbledon, which is the type of team we should be beating, then we will be right back in the mix. Bradford1903
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12:38am Wed 13 Feb 13

KnightMcCall says...

There are so many on here who completely base their analysis on the result instead of the game. This was a good, hard working performance but there was an element of fortune in the result. Wycombe played just as well as we did for large chunks and missed two chances in the first half that Hanson would have been slated for. Duke also had to make a couple of saves at 1-0 and Wycombe's shooting was woeful. City however managed to get the second goal (which involved excellent play from Reid and Hanson) and as such; everything looks rosy again. This was not a straightforward win and I would suggest that City were better on Saturday than they were tonight and they were certainly better at Fleetwood. A vital win for the play-off push but City need to tighten up at the back and keep taking chances if this is going to turn in to a run of results.

In response to an earlier post (prior to kick off), Garry Thompson was excellent this evening so shove it up your....
There are so many on here who completely base their analysis on the result instead of the game. This was a good, hard working performance but there was an element of fortune in the result. Wycombe played just as well as we did for large chunks and missed two chances in the first half that Hanson would have been slated for. Duke also had to make a couple of saves at 1-0 and Wycombe's shooting was woeful. City however managed to get the second goal (which involved excellent play from Reid and Hanson) and as such; everything looks rosy again. This was not a straightforward win and I would suggest that City were better on Saturday than they were tonight and they were certainly better at Fleetwood. A vital win for the play-off push but City need to tighten up at the back and keep taking chances if this is going to turn in to a run of results. In response to an earlier post (prior to kick off), Garry Thompson was excellent this evening so shove it up your.... KnightMcCall
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12:43am Wed 13 Feb 13

Shadrach Dingle says...

If I was to be hyper-critical I'd say four shots at goal in 90 minutes after having 54% of the possession isn't good enough for a team harbouring thoughts of promotion.

On the plus side, 'Davo', our best player, is back! It's our first clean sheet since the insipid 0-0 bore draw with Morecambe on New Years Day (9 games). Coincidence? I think not.
If I was to be hyper-critical I'd say four shots at goal in 90 minutes after having 54% of the possession isn't good enough for a team harbouring thoughts of promotion. On the plus side, 'Davo', our best player, is back! It's our first clean sheet since the insipid 0-0 bore draw with Morecambe on New Years Day (9 games). Coincidence? I think not. Shadrach Dingle
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4:09am Wed 13 Feb 13

tyker2 says...

mmmmmmmmmmmmmm:some interesting comments.Hwever a 3.0 away win has to be cheered. There are some players now worrying about getting a starting place at Wembley and that is how it should be!
mmmmmmmmmmmmmm:some interesting comments.Hwever a 3.0 away win has to be cheered. There are some players now worrying about getting a starting place at Wembley and that is how it should be! tyker2
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7:12am Wed 13 Feb 13

silverbantam says...

It's better to play fringe players in the league matches leading up to the final. These players are busting a gut to impress Parky and push themselves into the team for Wembley whereas those like Wells who think they are guaranteed a place are scared of getting injured and put in a half hearted performance.
It's better to play fringe players in the league matches leading up to the final. These players are busting a gut to impress Parky and push themselves into the team for Wembley whereas those like Wells who think they are guaranteed a place are scared of getting injured and put in a half hearted performance. silverbantam
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8:23am Wed 13 Feb 13

Birky_Neil says...

I must admit I was one saying Davis has been out too long and will be rusty for a while and don't play him at wembley but after a good game and a clean sheet at the back I might just fancy him in the team.
Also well done pp for the changes. They worked but if they hadn't you would of been slated.
Think our normal starting 12 think they are untouchable and can play every week. Well I would play the same again on Saturday witha strong bench again. If your not playing good in the league then the bench is the best place.
I must admit I was one saying Davis has been out too long and will be rusty for a while and don't play him at wembley but after a good game and a clean sheet at the back I might just fancy him in the team. Also well done pp for the changes. They worked but if they hadn't you would of been slated. Think our normal starting 12 think they are untouchable and can play every week. Well I would play the same again on Saturday witha strong bench again. If your not playing good in the league then the bench is the best place. Birky_Neil
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8:28am Wed 13 Feb 13

Birky_Neil says...

silverbantam wrote:
It's better to play fringe players in the league matches leading up to the final. These players are busting a gut to impress Parky and push themselves into the team for Wembley whereas those like Wells who think they are guaranteed a place are scared of getting injured and put in a half hearted performance.
Spot on pal I totally agree with your comment.
[quote][p][bold]silverbantam[/bold] wrote: It's better to play fringe players in the league matches leading up to the final. These players are busting a gut to impress Parky and push themselves into the team for Wembley whereas those like Wells who think they are guaranteed a place are scared of getting injured and put in a half hearted performance.[/p][/quote]Spot on pal I totally agree with your comment. Birky_Neil
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8:28am Wed 13 Feb 13

wembley bound says...

Well done city that is a great away result and pp proves yet again he is THE man.
Well done city that is a great away result and pp proves yet again he is THE man. wembley bound
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8:37am Wed 13 Feb 13

macca1969 says...

KnightMcCall wrote:
There are so many on here who completely base their analysis on the result instead of the game. This was a good, hard working performance but there was an element of fortune in the result. Wycombe played just as well as we did for large chunks and missed two chances in the first half that Hanson would have been slated for. Duke also had to make a couple of saves at 1-0 and Wycombe's shooting was woeful. City however managed to get the second goal (which involved excellent play from Reid and Hanson) and as such; everything looks rosy again. This was not a straightforward win and I would suggest that City were better on Saturday than they were tonight and they were certainly better at Fleetwood. A vital win for the play-off push but City need to tighten up at the back and keep taking chances if this is going to turn in to a run of results.

In response to an earlier post (prior to kick off), Garry Thompson was excellent this evening so shove it up your....
Don't really understand your point, no point dominating games like Saturday, if we don't look like scoring as you can not win. An important part of the game is goals and tonight we took 3 of the chances and picked up three points. Saturday we were not at it in attack end of, no penetration no creativity and with the few chances Hanson and wells had know end product. Last night the few chances we had were turned into goals hence giving us the points so surely it has to be a better display
[quote][p][bold]KnightMcCall[/bold] wrote: There are so many on here who completely base their analysis on the result instead of the game. This was a good, hard working performance but there was an element of fortune in the result. Wycombe played just as well as we did for large chunks and missed two chances in the first half that Hanson would have been slated for. Duke also had to make a couple of saves at 1-0 and Wycombe's shooting was woeful. City however managed to get the second goal (which involved excellent play from Reid and Hanson) and as such; everything looks rosy again. This was not a straightforward win and I would suggest that City were better on Saturday than they were tonight and they were certainly better at Fleetwood. A vital win for the play-off push but City need to tighten up at the back and keep taking chances if this is going to turn in to a run of results. In response to an earlier post (prior to kick off), Garry Thompson was excellent this evening so shove it up your....[/p][/quote]Don't really understand your point, no point dominating games like Saturday, if we don't look like scoring as you can not win. An important part of the game is goals and tonight we took 3 of the chances and picked up three points. Saturday we were not at it in attack end of, no penetration no creativity and with the few chances Hanson and wells had know end product. Last night the few chances we had were turned into goals hence giving us the points so surely it has to be a better display macca1969
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12:22pm Wed 13 Feb 13

KnightMcCall says...

My point is simple. We played better v Gills and Fleetwood but didn't win. The fact that Wycombe missed easy chances is as much to do with the result as at 1-0 up, Wycombe had several opportunities to change the course of the game and didn't take them. There was some poor marking fro set pieces leaving free headers but they were not taken.

We will not go on a winning streak if we play like we did last night. We created very little but thankfully took two of the chances that came our way and then won a pen. Wycombe didn't take their chances hence it "looks" like a comfy win but it really wasn't. Most posters would have been slating the performance if the result had been different and it could very easily have been different.

Football is more random than most on here would like to admit and the over-reaction to both victory and defeat by posters is tedious.

Davies was strong last night but he is NOT fit enough to be starting at Wembley and nearly scored an own goal. Such small margins seem to dictate people's views.
My point is simple. We played better v Gills and Fleetwood but didn't win. The fact that Wycombe missed easy chances is as much to do with the result as at 1-0 up, Wycombe had several opportunities to change the course of the game and didn't take them. There was some poor marking fro set pieces leaving free headers but they were not taken. We will not go on a winning streak if we play like we did last night. We created very little but thankfully took two of the chances that came our way and then won a pen. Wycombe didn't take their chances hence it "looks" like a comfy win but it really wasn't. Most posters would have been slating the performance if the result had been different and it could very easily have been different. Football is more random than most on here would like to admit and the over-reaction to both victory and defeat by posters is tedious. Davies was strong last night but he is NOT fit enough to be starting at Wembley and nearly scored an own goal. Such small margins seem to dictate people's views. KnightMcCall
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12:24pm Wed 13 Feb 13

KnightMcCall says...

Shadrach Dingle wrote:
If I was to be hyper-critical I'd say four shots at goal in 90 minutes after having 54% of the possession isn't good enough for a team harbouring thoughts of promotion.

On the plus side, 'Davo', our best player, is back! It's our first clean sheet since the insipid 0-0 bore draw with Morecambe on New Years Day (9 games). Coincidence? I think not.
Yes it is a coincidence. Wycombe missed several clear cut chances to score and Davies lost his man three times in the first half; thankfully they seemed to have Benteke up front putting the free headers wide.
[quote][p][bold]Shadrach Dingle[/bold] wrote: If I was to be hyper-critical I'd say four shots at goal in 90 minutes after having 54% of the possession isn't good enough for a team harbouring thoughts of promotion. On the plus side, 'Davo', our best player, is back! It's our first clean sheet since the insipid 0-0 bore draw with Morecambe on New Years Day (9 games). Coincidence? I think not.[/p][/quote]Yes it is a coincidence. Wycombe missed several clear cut chances to score and Davies lost his man three times in the first half; thankfully they seemed to have Benteke up front putting the free headers wide. KnightMcCall
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12:50pm Wed 13 Feb 13

TirNaNog says...

Thee Voice of Reason wrote:
Fantastic, the Second West was rocking tonight watching the score on teletext.
Nice one TVOR! :-)
[quote][p][bold]Thee Voice of Reason[/bold] wrote: Fantastic, the Second West was rocking tonight watching the score on teletext.[/p][/quote]Nice one TVOR! :-) TirNaNog
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1:52pm Wed 13 Feb 13

Shadrach Dingle says...

KnightMcCall wrote:
My point is simple. We played better v Gills and Fleetwood but didn't win. The fact that Wycombe missed easy chances is as much to do with the result as at 1-0 up, Wycombe had several opportunities to change the course of the game and didn't take them. There was some poor marking fro set pieces leaving free headers but they were not taken.

We will not go on a winning streak if we play like we did last night. We created very little but thankfully took two of the chances that came our way and then won a pen. Wycombe didn't take their chances hence it "looks" like a comfy win but it really wasn't. Most posters would have been slating the performance if the result had been different and it could very easily have been different.

Football is more random than most on here would like to admit and the over-reaction to both victory and defeat by posters is tedious.

Davies was strong last night but he is NOT fit enough to be starting at Wembley and nearly scored an own goal. Such small margins seem to dictate people's views.
'We played better v Gills and Fleetwood'

Good grief, just how bad was it last night? Only I was at Fleetwood and the first half performance was as bad as I've seen for three years, we were awful.

Davies might not be fit enough now but he's got eleven days to get somewhere near. Listening to PP over the last twelve months I reckon he rates Davies as highly as I do so don't be surprised if he starts at Wembley.
[quote][p][bold]KnightMcCall[/bold] wrote: My point is simple. We played better v Gills and Fleetwood but didn't win. The fact that Wycombe missed easy chances is as much to do with the result as at 1-0 up, Wycombe had several opportunities to change the course of the game and didn't take them. There was some poor marking fro set pieces leaving free headers but they were not taken. We will not go on a winning streak if we play like we did last night. We created very little but thankfully took two of the chances that came our way and then won a pen. Wycombe didn't take their chances hence it "looks" like a comfy win but it really wasn't. Most posters would have been slating the performance if the result had been different and it could very easily have been different. Football is more random than most on here would like to admit and the over-reaction to both victory and defeat by posters is tedious. Davies was strong last night but he is NOT fit enough to be starting at Wembley and nearly scored an own goal. Such small margins seem to dictate people's views.[/p][/quote]'We played better v Gills and Fleetwood' Good grief, just how bad was it last night? Only I was at Fleetwood and the first half performance was as bad as I've seen for three years, we were awful. Davies might not be fit enough now but he's got eleven days to get somewhere near. Listening to PP over the last twelve months I reckon he rates Davies as highly as I do so don't be surprised if he starts at Wembley. Shadrach Dingle
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2:06pm Wed 13 Feb 13

lawsonio123 says...

KnightMcCall wrote:
My point is simple. We played better v Gills and Fleetwood but didn't win. The fact that Wycombe missed easy chances is as much to do with the result as at 1-0 up, Wycombe had several opportunities to change the course of the game and didn't take them. There was some poor marking fro set pieces leaving free headers but they were not taken.

We will not go on a winning streak if we play like we did last night. We created very little but thankfully took two of the chances that came our way and then won a pen. Wycombe didn't take their chances hence it "looks" like a comfy win but it really wasn't. Most posters would have been slating the performance if the result had been different and it could very easily have been different.

Football is more random than most on here would like to admit and the over-reaction to both victory and defeat by posters is tedious.

Davies was strong last night but he is NOT fit enough to be starting at Wembley and nearly scored an own goal. Such small margins seem to dictate people's views.
Your comments are correct But credit must be given to these players for effort. Davies i feel you are perhapes miss understating his fitness he has spent]meny hours getting himself FIT and is different Class. Last night he held the defence together so please give him credit. Apart from that your comments are good and honest sometimes we look at things as we wish to see them and not as they are Thank you for bringing us back to earth
[quote][p][bold]KnightMcCall[/bold] wrote: My point is simple. We played better v Gills and Fleetwood but didn't win. The fact that Wycombe missed easy chances is as much to do with the result as at 1-0 up, Wycombe had several opportunities to change the course of the game and didn't take them. There was some poor marking fro set pieces leaving free headers but they were not taken. We will not go on a winning streak if we play like we did last night. We created very little but thankfully took two of the chances that came our way and then won a pen. Wycombe didn't take their chances hence it "looks" like a comfy win but it really wasn't. Most posters would have been slating the performance if the result had been different and it could very easily have been different. Football is more random than most on here would like to admit and the over-reaction to both victory and defeat by posters is tedious. Davies was strong last night but he is NOT fit enough to be starting at Wembley and nearly scored an own goal. Such small margins seem to dictate people's views.[/p][/quote]Your comments are correct But credit must be given to these players for effort. Davies i feel you are perhapes miss understating his fitness he has spent]meny hours getting himself FIT and is different Class. Last night he held the defence together so please give him credit. Apart from that your comments are good and honest sometimes we look at things as we wish to see them and not as they are Thank you for bringing us back to earth lawsonio123
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11:48am Thu 14 Feb 13

Waynus1971 says...

bahamianbantam wrote:
Wow! What a great win! Really shaken up Wembley team. Need three points Saturday and keep momentum going. What a funny old game! Saturday poor then result against form team.
It's comments like these that I don't understand. We haven't been firing on all cylinders for a while admittedly, but to cite our last couple of games as poor, I just find baffling.

Against Fleetwood, we started tentatively on a very poor pitch and couldn't get into any pattern. However, we played really well in the 2nd half and was unlucky not to get the three points.

On Saturday, we were playing the 2nd best side in L2, with a great away record. We were by far the better team, but simply could not break them down and when we did, we failed to take our chances. One error at the back and they steal an undeserved win. yet you call it "poor". The result may have been poor, but the performance (against a decent side) wasn't...!

On Tuesday, we took our chances, although we still missed plenty of others. We ARE playing well at the moment and over-reactions are just not required at this time (either when we win or fail to win)!!!
[quote][p][bold]bahamianbantam[/bold] wrote: Wow! What a great win! Really shaken up Wembley team. Need three points Saturday and keep momentum going. What a funny old game! Saturday poor then result against form team.[/p][/quote]It's comments like these that I don't understand. We haven't been firing on all cylinders for a while admittedly, but to cite our last couple of games as poor, I just find baffling. Against Fleetwood, we started tentatively on a very poor pitch and couldn't get into any pattern. However, we played really well in the 2nd half and was unlucky not to get the three points. On Saturday, we were playing the 2nd best side in L2, with a great away record. We were by far the better team, but simply could not break them down and when we did, we failed to take our chances. One error at the back and they steal an undeserved win. yet you call it "poor". The result may have been poor, but the performance (against a decent side) wasn't...! On Tuesday, we took our chances, although we still missed plenty of others. We ARE playing well at the moment and over-reactions are just not required at this time (either when we win or fail to win)!!! Waynus1971
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2:42pm Thu 14 Feb 13

KnightMcCall says...

Shadrach Dingle wrote:
KnightMcCall wrote:
My point is simple. We played better v Gills and Fleetwood but didn't win. The fact that Wycombe missed easy chances is as much to do with the result as at 1-0 up, Wycombe had several opportunities to change the course of the game and didn't take them. There was some poor marking fro set pieces leaving free headers but they were not taken.

We will not go on a winning streak if we play like we did last night. We created very little but thankfully took two of the chances that came our way and then won a pen. Wycombe didn't take their chances hence it "looks" like a comfy win but it really wasn't. Most posters would have been slating the performance if the result had been different and it could very easily have been different.

Football is more random than most on here would like to admit and the over-reaction to both victory and defeat by posters is tedious.

Davies was strong last night but he is NOT fit enough to be starting at Wembley and nearly scored an own goal. Such small margins seem to dictate people's views.
'We played better v Gills and Fleetwood'

Good grief, just how bad was it last night? Only I was at Fleetwood and the first half performance was as bad as I've seen for three years, we were awful.

Davies might not be fit enough now but he's got eleven days to get somewhere near. Listening to PP over the last twelve months I reckon he rates Davies as highly as I do so don't be surprised if he starts at Wembley.
I will happily clarify "the second half at Fleetwood". You are spot on.
[quote][p][bold]Shadrach Dingle[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]KnightMcCall[/bold] wrote: My point is simple. We played better v Gills and Fleetwood but didn't win. The fact that Wycombe missed easy chances is as much to do with the result as at 1-0 up, Wycombe had several opportunities to change the course of the game and didn't take them. There was some poor marking fro set pieces leaving free headers but they were not taken. We will not go on a winning streak if we play like we did last night. We created very little but thankfully took two of the chances that came our way and then won a pen. Wycombe didn't take their chances hence it "looks" like a comfy win but it really wasn't. Most posters would have been slating the performance if the result had been different and it could very easily have been different. Football is more random than most on here would like to admit and the over-reaction to both victory and defeat by posters is tedious. Davies was strong last night but he is NOT fit enough to be starting at Wembley and nearly scored an own goal. Such small margins seem to dictate people's views.[/p][/quote]'We played better v Gills and Fleetwood' Good grief, just how bad was it last night? Only I was at Fleetwood and the first half performance was as bad as I've seen for three years, we were awful. Davies might not be fit enough now but he's got eleven days to get somewhere near. Listening to PP over the last twelve months I reckon he rates Davies as highly as I do so don't be surprised if he starts at Wembley.[/p][/quote]I will happily clarify "the second half at Fleetwood". You are spot on. KnightMcCall
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2:48pm Thu 14 Feb 13

KnightMcCall says...

lawsonio123 wrote:
KnightMcCall wrote:
My point is simple. We played better v Gills and Fleetwood but didn't win. The fact that Wycombe missed easy chances is as much to do with the result as at 1-0 up, Wycombe had several opportunities to change the course of the game and didn't take them. There was some poor marking fro set pieces leaving free headers but they were not taken.

We will not go on a winning streak if we play like we did last night. We created very little but thankfully took two of the chances that came our way and then won a pen. Wycombe didn't take their chances hence it "looks" like a comfy win but it really wasn't. Most posters would have been slating the performance if the result had been different and it could very easily have been different.

Football is more random than most on here would like to admit and the over-reaction to both victory and defeat by posters is tedious.

Davies was strong last night but he is NOT fit enough to be starting at Wembley and nearly scored an own goal. Such small margins seem to dictate people's views.
Your comments are correct But credit must be given to these players for effort. Davies i feel you are perhapes miss understating his fitness he has spent]meny hours getting himself FIT and is different Class. Last night he held the defence together so please give him credit. Apart from that your comments are good and honest sometimes we look at things as we wish to see them and not as they are Thank you for bringing us back to earth
Apoligies if it reads as though I was criticising Davies. He is class and to be able to play like he did on a boggy pitch with no match fitness is amazing.

My real point is that too many opinions on here are a reaction to the result and not the performance. City worked very hard for their win but they also needed the little breaks to go their way for the 3-0 scoreline to materialise; I picked Davies out to show that had we not won; then his inclusion would probably have drawn criticism as would leaving Wells and Hanson on the bench.

Obviously I was very happy on the long drive home!!
[quote][p][bold]lawsonio123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]KnightMcCall[/bold] wrote: My point is simple. We played better v Gills and Fleetwood but didn't win. The fact that Wycombe missed easy chances is as much to do with the result as at 1-0 up, Wycombe had several opportunities to change the course of the game and didn't take them. There was some poor marking fro set pieces leaving free headers but they were not taken. We will not go on a winning streak if we play like we did last night. We created very little but thankfully took two of the chances that came our way and then won a pen. Wycombe didn't take their chances hence it "looks" like a comfy win but it really wasn't. Most posters would have been slating the performance if the result had been different and it could very easily have been different. Football is more random than most on here would like to admit and the over-reaction to both victory and defeat by posters is tedious. Davies was strong last night but he is NOT fit enough to be starting at Wembley and nearly scored an own goal. Such small margins seem to dictate people's views.[/p][/quote]Your comments are correct But credit must be given to these players for effort. Davies i feel you are perhapes miss understating his fitness he has spent]meny hours getting himself FIT and is different Class. Last night he held the defence together so please give him credit. Apart from that your comments are good and honest sometimes we look at things as we wish to see them and not as they are Thank you for bringing us back to earth[/p][/quote]Apoligies if it reads as though I was criticising Davies. He is class and to be able to play like he did on a boggy pitch with no match fitness is amazing. My real point is that too many opinions on here are a reaction to the result and not the performance. City worked very hard for their win but they also needed the little breaks to go their way for the 3-0 scoreline to materialise; I picked Davies out to show that had we not won; then his inclusion would probably have drawn criticism as would leaving Wells and Hanson on the bench. Obviously I was very happy on the long drive home!! KnightMcCall
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