Bradford City fans right to have a go, says Phil Parkinson

City boss Phil Parkinson shows his frustration after Walsall’s second goal

City boss Phil Parkinson shows his frustration after Walsall’s second goal

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

Phil Parkinson admitted that City deserved to be booed off after their abject home loss to Walsall.

The Bantams did not have one shot on target in a 2-0 defeat that drags them towards the League One survival scrap.

Fans vented their frustration at the final whistle and Parkinson had no complaints.

He said: “I can’t blame the supporters one bit for booing us off the pitch. We all deserve it, me in particular because I picked the team and set us out how I wanted to play.

“They have backed us so well, so they are more than entitled to get on our backs after that.

“It was as ineffective a performance as I can remember in terms of attempts at goal and crosses.

“I was more disappointed with the lack of reaction to get back in the game when we conceded.

“Our supporters have backed us to the hilt over the last couple of years because we’ll fight tooth and nail if we do go behind. They didn’t see that.”

Craig Westcarr’s second-half double did the damage against a City side without James Hanson, who was sidelined by his ongoing back problem.

With Andy Gray and Aaron Mclean making little headway up front, Hanson came on for the last half hour but also failed to have any impact.

Parkinson said: “I wasn’t even going to put him on the bench but Oli McBurnie was ill. In the end I had to use him to try and give us a lift.

“The front two can give you that by getting a goal out of nothing, chasing a lost cause or sparking us off with a bit of closing down. We didn’t see enough of that in the final third.

“You certainly can’t blame Andy Gray because we’ve thrown him in the deep end. It’s a really tough ask for someone of his age who hasn’t played for a long time.

“It summed up the performance with three minutes to go when we had two chances to put the ball in the box with quality and we came back out.

“That’s not (what you expect from) any team chasing the game – whether you’re top of the Premiership or bottom of the Conference.”

After back-to-back losses and listless performances, Parkinson stressed that City were now very much involved in the dogfight to stay up.

He said: “We’ve got eight games to go and we’re in a real scrap at the bottom of the table. I’ve got to make sure we come through it.

“But we’ll only do that by working together as a team and fighting for each other every step of the way.

“I go back to the Port Vale game when we reminded the lads they were in a scrap. We had to fight for our lives and we did.

“Now I just think since the Colchester and Gillingham games, maybe we’ve started to believe we’re okay. People have started to talk about next season and this and that.

“We’ve got one almighty challenge ahead of us and we have to meet it head on.”

Meanwhile, City’s under-18s have been crowned north-east champions of the Youth Alliance.

A 0-0 draw with second-placed Doncaster yesterday and Scunthorpe’s loss to Notts County meant the young Bantams cannot be caught.

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8:26am Wed 26 Mar 14

james craggs says...

Last night's performance was a disgrace, I have never seen such an inept showing from the two forwards. Andy Gray and Aaron McClean who earn thousands of pounds per week should be ashamed of themselves.
Is McClean the worst buy we have ever made, those around me in the Midland Road stand all agree that he should be dropped and sold as soon as possible if not given away and lets get one of our championship winning Juniors in, at least they'd try.
Last night's performance was a disgrace, I have never seen such an inept showing from the two forwards. Andy Gray and Aaron McClean who earn thousands of pounds per week should be ashamed of themselves. Is McClean the worst buy we have ever made, those around me in the Midland Road stand all agree that he should be dropped and sold as soon as possible if not given away and lets get one of our championship winning Juniors in, at least they'd try. james craggs
  • Score: 24

8:30am Wed 26 Mar 14

mrmuzzy says...

Parkinson out!!!!
Parkinson out!!!! mrmuzzy
  • Score: -39

8:40am Wed 26 Mar 14

BD16 says...

I'll accept my team getting beaten 2-0 at home if they've at least made an effort and had a go. What I won't accept is the type of gutless, workshy, lazy performance we saw last night.
I'll accept my team getting beaten 2-0 at home if they've at least made an effort and had a go. What I won't accept is the type of gutless, workshy, lazy performance we saw last night. BD16
  • Score: 30

8:41am Wed 26 Mar 14

shaun from richmond says...

"UTTER GARBAGE"!!.....Cant believe "Parky" hasn't resigned!!.....HAS THE MAN NO SHAME!!
"UTTER GARBAGE"!!.....Cant believe "Parky" hasn't resigned!!.....HAS THE MAN NO SHAME!! shaun from richmond
  • Score: -52

8:45am Wed 26 Mar 14

Cheshire Bantam says...

Can someone please tell me what the tactics were last night. Starting with 5 in defence against a team on a long run without a win. I'm sorry but it's time for Parkinson to realise he's a good 2nd division manager but totally out of his depth in the 1st division. Signings like McClean and Bennett show just how out of touch he is.
Can someone please tell me what the tactics were last night. Starting with 5 in defence against a team on a long run without a win. I'm sorry but it's time for Parkinson to realise he's a good 2nd division manager but totally out of his depth in the 1st division. Signings like McClean and Bennett show just how out of touch he is. Cheshire Bantam
  • Score: -18

8:46am Wed 26 Mar 14

Savethebulls says...

mrmuzzy wrote:
Parkinson out!!!!
Ridiculous ! Parkinson is the most honest and genuine manager this club has had in a very very long time.Staying up this season was a good season, being in top half would be an excellent season. Agree the performance was well off the mark and Andy Gray is not anywhere near what is needed. McLean has come in mid-season and was always going to struggle to hit the ground running this season. Stay positive - We need 8 points for safety - wins against Oldham & Crawley at home and draws at Coventry & home to Peterborough will do it but knowing City they will come back from Orient on Saturday with 3 points!
[quote][p][bold]mrmuzzy[/bold] wrote: Parkinson out!!!![/p][/quote]Ridiculous ! Parkinson is the most honest and genuine manager this club has had in a very very long time.Staying up this season was a good season, being in top half would be an excellent season. Agree the performance was well off the mark and Andy Gray is not anywhere near what is needed. McLean has come in mid-season and was always going to struggle to hit the ground running this season. Stay positive - We need 8 points for safety - wins against Oldham & Crawley at home and draws at Coventry & home to Peterborough will do it but knowing City they will come back from Orient on Saturday with 3 points! Savethebulls
  • Score: 39

8:49am Wed 26 Mar 14

Victor Clayton says...

Cheshire Bantam wrote:
Can someone please tell me what the tactics were last night. Starting with 5 in defence against a team on a long run without a win. I'm sorry but it's time for Parkinson to realise he's a good 2nd division manager but totally out of his depth in the 1st division. Signings like McClean and Bennett show just how out of touch he is.
wht did Bennett do wrong?
[quote][p][bold]Cheshire Bantam[/bold] wrote: Can someone please tell me what the tactics were last night. Starting with 5 in defence against a team on a long run without a win. I'm sorry but it's time for Parkinson to realise he's a good 2nd division manager but totally out of his depth in the 1st division. Signings like McClean and Bennett show just how out of touch he is.[/p][/quote]wht did Bennett do wrong? Victor Clayton
  • Score: 22

8:51am Wed 26 Mar 14

bilty40 says...

Is it me?? --or am I missing the point of sonme of Parky,s comments?
He says for instance,that Jones "ran himself into the ground again"??
Now,I,m sure when we sign players,we don,t ask "can he run himself into the ground"?? --especially a midfield player !!
What I want to hear is "he never stopped creationg chance after chance after chance --surely a midfielder,s job??
Same as McClean when he says "holds the ball up well".
We don,t pay footballers to "run themselves into the ground" we pay them to make chances for the team and be CREATIVE (in the case of a midfielder),and a striker to SCORE BLOODY GOALS!!
Is it me?? --or am I missing the point of sonme of Parky,s comments? He says for instance,that Jones "ran himself into the ground again"?? Now,I,m sure when we sign players,we don,t ask "can he run himself into the ground"?? --especially a midfield player !! What I want to hear is "he never stopped creationg chance after chance after chance --surely a midfielder,s job?? Same as McClean when he says "holds the ball up well". We don,t pay footballers to "run themselves into the ground" we pay them to make chances for the team and be CREATIVE (in the case of a midfielder),and a striker to SCORE BLOODY GOALS!! bilty40
  • Score: 15

9:00am Wed 26 Mar 14

Old Peculiar says...

Shocking performance, flat as a f@rt, but lets face the facts - there were injury issues, and the starting 11 was a long way from being first choice. Parky has definately made some mistakes ; McLean is not a goal scorer or a target man. And Andy Grey is a long time past his sell by date (if they were still playing now, they wouldn't have scored) so with those 2 up front, it was never going to be a goal fest, but we are now stuck with these players until their (big money) contracts are up.
We're unlikley to be going down, and we knew this season would always be about consolidating our position in Div 1.
Parky still has my full support, he will be a lot more careful when signing players in future.
Shocking performance, flat as a f@rt, but lets face the facts - there were injury issues, and the starting 11 was a long way from being first choice. Parky has definately made some mistakes ; McLean is not a goal scorer or a target man. And Andy Grey is a long time past his sell by date (if they were still playing now, they wouldn't have scored) so with those 2 up front, it was never going to be a goal fest, but we are now stuck with these players until their (big money) contracts are up. We're unlikley to be going down, and we knew this season would always be about consolidating our position in Div 1. Parky still has my full support, he will be a lot more careful when signing players in future. Old Peculiar
  • Score: 17

9:18am Wed 26 Mar 14

Parkybcfc says...

Last night performance was the worst I've seen in years down at vp, let's just hope we can gain enough points to stay up. I think parky is the right man for the job to change are fortunes moving the club forward.
Last night performance was the worst I've seen in years down at vp, let's just hope we can gain enough points to stay up. I think parky is the right man for the job to change are fortunes moving the club forward. Parkybcfc
  • Score: 16

9:20am Wed 26 Mar 14

wakefieldbantam says...

Savethebulls wrote:
mrmuzzy wrote:
Parkinson out!!!!
Ridiculous ! Parkinson is the most honest and genuine manager this club has had in a very very long time.Staying up this season was a good season, being in top half would be an excellent season. Agree the performance was well off the mark and Andy Gray is not anywhere near what is needed. McLean has come in mid-season and was always going to struggle to hit the ground running this season. Stay positive - We need 8 points for safety - wins against Oldham & Crawley at home and draws at Coventry & home to Peterborough will do it but knowing City they will come back from Orient on Saturday with 3 points!
You are joking that is just blind optimism with no grounds for it whatsoever, I can't see us scoring at the moment let alone picking up 8 points, and knowing City as I do they will be set up totally defensive from the start against Orient hanging on for a 0-0. By the way I will be going to Orient and if we do get a draw it will be a bl**dy miracle but I will of course be pleased and we will then need another 5 points to be safe, I will get the prayer mat out because we are going to need all the luck in the world to stay up !!!
[quote][p][bold]Savethebulls[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mrmuzzy[/bold] wrote: Parkinson out!!!![/p][/quote]Ridiculous ! Parkinson is the most honest and genuine manager this club has had in a very very long time.Staying up this season was a good season, being in top half would be an excellent season. Agree the performance was well off the mark and Andy Gray is not anywhere near what is needed. McLean has come in mid-season and was always going to struggle to hit the ground running this season. Stay positive - We need 8 points for safety - wins against Oldham & Crawley at home and draws at Coventry & home to Peterborough will do it but knowing City they will come back from Orient on Saturday with 3 points![/p][/quote]You are joking that is just blind optimism with no grounds for it whatsoever, I can't see us scoring at the moment let alone picking up 8 points, and knowing City as I do they will be set up totally defensive from the start against Orient hanging on for a 0-0. By the way I will be going to Orient and if we do get a draw it will be a bl**dy miracle but I will of course be pleased and we will then need another 5 points to be safe, I will get the prayer mat out because we are going to need all the luck in the world to stay up !!! wakefieldbantam
  • Score: -12

9:20am Wed 26 Mar 14

whisky1 says...

Old Peculiar wrote:
Shocking performance, flat as a f@rt, but lets face the facts - there were injury issues, and the starting 11 was a long way from being first choice. Parky has definately made some mistakes ; McLean is not a goal scorer or a target man. And Andy Grey is a long time past his sell by date (if they were still playing now, they wouldn't have scored) so with those 2 up front, it was never going to be a goal fest, but we are now stuck with these players until their (big money) contracts are up. We're unlikley to be going down, and we knew this season would always be about consolidating our position in Div 1. Parky still has my full support, he will be a lot more careful when signing players in future.
At last someone with a bit of perspective
[quote][p][bold]Old Peculiar[/bold] wrote: Shocking performance, flat as a f@rt, but lets face the facts - there were injury issues, and the starting 11 was a long way from being first choice. Parky has definately made some mistakes ; McLean is not a goal scorer or a target man. And Andy Grey is a long time past his sell by date (if they were still playing now, they wouldn't have scored) so with those 2 up front, it was never going to be a goal fest, but we are now stuck with these players until their (big money) contracts are up. We're unlikley to be going down, and we knew this season would always be about consolidating our position in Div 1. Parky still has my full support, he will be a lot more careful when signing players in future.[/p][/quote]At last someone with a bit of perspective whisky1
  • Score: 14

9:23am Wed 26 Mar 14

whisky1 says...

shaun from richmond wrote:
"UTTER GARBAGE"!!.....Cant believe "Parky" hasn't resigned!!.....HAS THE MAN NO SHAME!!
Quelle surprise City lose and Shaun reappears to stick the boot in
[quote][p][bold]shaun from richmond[/bold] wrote: "UTTER GARBAGE"!!.....Cant believe "Parky" hasn't resigned!!.....HAS THE MAN NO SHAME!![/p][/quote]Quelle surprise City lose and Shaun reappears to stick the boot in whisky1
  • Score: 10

9:24am Wed 26 Mar 14

Cheshire Bantam says...

Victor Clayton wrote:
Cheshire Bantam wrote:
Can someone please tell me what the tactics were last night. Starting with 5 in defence against a team on a long run without a win. I'm sorry but it's time for Parkinson to realise he's a good 2nd division manager but totally out of his depth in the 1st division. Signings like McClean and Bennett show just how out of touch he is.
wht did Bennett do wrong?
What did he do right. How many good crosses did he put in, how many tackles did he make, but more importantly how many times did he give the ball away- far too many.
[quote][p][bold]Victor Clayton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cheshire Bantam[/bold] wrote: Can someone please tell me what the tactics were last night. Starting with 5 in defence against a team on a long run without a win. I'm sorry but it's time for Parkinson to realise he's a good 2nd division manager but totally out of his depth in the 1st division. Signings like McClean and Bennett show just how out of touch he is.[/p][/quote]wht did Bennett do wrong?[/p][/quote]What did he do right. How many good crosses did he put in, how many tackles did he make, but more importantly how many times did he give the ball away- far too many. Cheshire Bantam
  • Score: -7

9:25am Wed 26 Mar 14

tyker2 says...

You certainly can’t blame Andy Gray because we’ve thrown him in the deep end. It’s a really tough ask for someone of his age who hasn’t played for a long time

he is not a kid and is a seasoned players (well seasoned).

HE WAS WELL PAST WHEN HE CAME HERE AND HAS TAKEN A FAT WEDGE OF A WAGE FOR NO END PRODUCT
You certainly can’t blame Andy Gray because we’ve thrown him in the deep end. It’s a really tough ask for someone of his age who hasn’t played for a long time he is not a kid and is a seasoned players (well seasoned). HE WAS WELL PAST WHEN HE CAME HERE AND HAS TAKEN A FAT WEDGE OF A WAGE FOR NO END PRODUCT tyker2
  • Score: 15

9:34am Wed 26 Mar 14

shaun from richmond says...

whisky1 wrote:
shaun from richmond wrote:
"UTTER GARBAGE"!!.....Cant believe "Parky" hasn't resigned!!.....HAS THE MAN NO SHAME!!
Quelle surprise City lose and Shaun reappears to stick the boot in
ONLY...If the "BOOT" fits!!
[quote][p][bold]whisky1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]shaun from richmond[/bold] wrote: "UTTER GARBAGE"!!.....Cant believe "Parky" hasn't resigned!!.....HAS THE MAN NO SHAME!![/p][/quote]Quelle surprise City lose and Shaun reappears to stick the boot in[/p][/quote]ONLY...If the "BOOT" fits!! shaun from richmond
  • Score: -11

9:52am Wed 26 Mar 14

Cheshire Bantam says...

whisky1 wrote:
Old Peculiar wrote:
Shocking performance, flat as a f@rt, but lets face the facts - there were injury issues, and the starting 11 was a long way from being first choice. Parky has definately made some mistakes ; McLean is not a goal scorer or a target man. And Andy Grey is a long time past his sell by date (if they were still playing now, they wouldn't have scored) so with those 2 up front, it was never going to be a goal fest, but we are now stuck with these players until their (big money) contracts are up. We're unlikley to be going down, and we knew this season would always be about consolidating our position in Div 1. Parky still has my full support, he will be a lot more careful when signing players in future.
At last someone with a bit of perspective
The wrong perspective . Can you name one good signing that Parkinson has made this season who's a match winner for us. Grey or McLean ?
[quote][p][bold]whisky1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Old Peculiar[/bold] wrote: Shocking performance, flat as a f@rt, but lets face the facts - there were injury issues, and the starting 11 was a long way from being first choice. Parky has definately made some mistakes ; McLean is not a goal scorer or a target man. And Andy Grey is a long time past his sell by date (if they were still playing now, they wouldn't have scored) so with those 2 up front, it was never going to be a goal fest, but we are now stuck with these players until their (big money) contracts are up. We're unlikley to be going down, and we knew this season would always be about consolidating our position in Div 1. Parky still has my full support, he will be a lot more careful when signing players in future.[/p][/quote]At last someone with a bit of perspective[/p][/quote]The wrong perspective . Can you name one good signing that Parkinson has made this season who's a match winner for us. Grey or McLean ? Cheshire Bantam
  • Score: -3

10:06am Wed 26 Mar 14

Peter300 says...

shaun from richmond wrote:
"UTTER GARBAGE"!!.....Cant believe "Parky" hasn't resigned!!.....HAS THE MAN NO SHAME!!
Well you certainly have no shame. Thanks again for all your donations Shaun. I know everyone at the club really appreciates the money you send. In mitigation you have always said all the people at City are deadbeats. You have been very consistent about that for several years.
[quote][p][bold]shaun from richmond[/bold] wrote: "UTTER GARBAGE"!!.....Cant believe "Parky" hasn't resigned!!.....HAS THE MAN NO SHAME!![/p][/quote]Well you certainly have no shame. Thanks again for all your donations Shaun. I know everyone at the club really appreciates the money you send. In mitigation you have always said all the people at City are deadbeats. You have been very consistent about that for several years. Peter300
  • Score: -7

10:08am Wed 26 Mar 14

Peter300 says...

james craggs wrote:
Last night's performance was a disgrace, I have never seen such an inept showing from the two forwards. Andy Gray and Aaron McClean who earn thousands of pounds per week should be ashamed of themselves.
Is McClean the worst buy we have ever made, those around me in the Midland Road stand all agree that he should be dropped and sold as soon as possible if not given away and lets get one of our championship winning Juniors in, at least they'd try.
And you said that after he scored against Gillingham. You and all those around you. It would help if you knew which players were actually at City.
[quote][p][bold]james craggs[/bold] wrote: Last night's performance was a disgrace, I have never seen such an inept showing from the two forwards. Andy Gray and Aaron McClean who earn thousands of pounds per week should be ashamed of themselves. Is McClean the worst buy we have ever made, those around me in the Midland Road stand all agree that he should be dropped and sold as soon as possible if not given away and lets get one of our championship winning Juniors in, at least they'd try.[/p][/quote]And you said that after he scored against Gillingham. You and all those around you. It would help if you knew which players were actually at City. Peter300
  • Score: -3

10:10am Wed 26 Mar 14

Peter300 says...

Cheshire Bantam wrote:
Can someone please tell me what the tactics were last night. Starting with 5 in defence against a team on a long run without a win. I'm sorry but it's time for Parkinson to realise he's a good 2nd division manager but totally out of his depth in the 1st division. Signings like McClean and Bennett show just how out of touch he is.
People were saying sign Bennett last week. Who is the other player you are talking about? You don't know.
[quote][p][bold]Cheshire Bantam[/bold] wrote: Can someone please tell me what the tactics were last night. Starting with 5 in defence against a team on a long run without a win. I'm sorry but it's time for Parkinson to realise he's a good 2nd division manager but totally out of his depth in the 1st division. Signings like McClean and Bennett show just how out of touch he is.[/p][/quote]People were saying sign Bennett last week. Who is the other player you are talking about? You don't know. Peter300
  • Score: 1

10:14am Wed 26 Mar 14

Peter300 says...

Parkybcfc wrote:
Last night performance was the worst I've seen in years down at vp, let's just hope we can gain enough points to stay up. I think parky is the right man for the job to change are fortunes moving the club forward.
Yes, the Parkinson out brigade are up and running again. Credit where credit is due, you could never accuse these people of being slow to sack the manager. A couple of defeats is all it takes. Mind you some of these people wanted Phil sacked six weeks after he was appointed. How daft is that?
[quote][p][bold]Parkybcfc[/bold] wrote: Last night performance was the worst I've seen in years down at vp, let's just hope we can gain enough points to stay up. I think parky is the right man for the job to change are fortunes moving the club forward.[/p][/quote]Yes, the Parkinson out brigade are up and running again. Credit where credit is due, you could never accuse these people of being slow to sack the manager. A couple of defeats is all it takes. Mind you some of these people wanted Phil sacked six weeks after he was appointed. How daft is that? Peter300
  • Score: 7

10:14am Wed 26 Mar 14

Cityman23 says...

In truth, the City fans are a fairly tolerant bunch as fans go. We don't boo, we don't howl for managerial sackings -at matches anyway- and we do still try to sing/encourage the side even in a losing battle (AS A Rule!)

But last night was 'something else.' It wasn't just a defeat it was the MANNER of the defeat. IT WAS TOTAL CAPITULATION. The players-and I find it shocking to say this-looked almost disinterested, almost as if they didn't care.

Has 'PP' lost the dressing room, his ability to motivate this side. He has described this performance himself as 'toothless' but this seems almost understatement. In fact, it was abysmal. The lowest of the low when it comes to a performance. Even the consistent players seemed to be underperforming.

WHY has this happened?

I don't blame 'PP' for making a mistake in signing Aaron McLean. But he is clearly NOT an out an out attacker and seems to spend most time too deep, laying the ball off instead off instead of receiving it and shooting at goal. But I do blame 'PP' for making him the highest paid player at the club. What a travesty of a decision that was and perhaps that might just have caused ripples of dissent within the ranks of the team

We really should NOT be in the state we're in with the players we have for the 1st team, although the fringe players/bench are almost unusable-and even 'PP' doesn't trust them.

There's something badly wrong at Valley Parade. We're not being told what it is but clearly all is NOT well, despite the 'line' pedalled to the media'.Where do we go now ?'is the question on everyone's lips.

The next two games don't offer much hope but 'hope' is all we've got! (and wishful thinking!)
In truth, the City fans are a fairly tolerant bunch as fans go. We don't boo, we don't howl for managerial sackings -at matches anyway- and we do still try to sing/encourage the side even in a losing battle (AS A Rule!) But last night was 'something else.' It wasn't just a defeat it was the MANNER of the defeat. IT WAS TOTAL CAPITULATION. The players-and I find it shocking to say this-looked almost disinterested, almost as if they didn't care. Has 'PP' lost the dressing room, his ability to motivate this side. He has described this performance himself as 'toothless' but this seems almost understatement. In fact, it was abysmal. The lowest of the low when it comes to a performance. Even the consistent players seemed to be underperforming. WHY has this happened? I don't blame 'PP' for making a mistake in signing Aaron McLean. But he is clearly NOT an out an out attacker and seems to spend most time too deep, laying the ball off instead off instead of receiving it and shooting at goal. But I do blame 'PP' for making him the highest paid player at the club. What a travesty of a decision that was and perhaps that might just have caused ripples of dissent within the ranks of the team We really should NOT be in the state we're in with the players we have for the 1st team, although the fringe players/bench are almost unusable-and even 'PP' doesn't trust them. There's something badly wrong at Valley Parade. We're not being told what it is but clearly all is NOT well, despite the 'line' pedalled to the media'.Where do we go now ?'is the question on everyone's lips. The next two games don't offer much hope but 'hope' is all we've got! (and wishful thinking!) Cityman23
  • Score: 9

10:16am Wed 26 Mar 14

Aussie Bantam says...

gee , some tough games coming up , can anyone see us getting another point this season the way we are playing? what happened to the midfield that played so well a few games ago? quite depressing watching results from afar, must be a nightmare for the faithful fans with nothing to cheer.
gee , some tough games coming up , can anyone see us getting another point this season the way we are playing? what happened to the midfield that played so well a few games ago? quite depressing watching results from afar, must be a nightmare for the faithful fans with nothing to cheer. Aussie Bantam
  • Score: 2

10:17am Wed 26 Mar 14

Peter300 says...

Old Peculiar wrote:
Shocking performance, flat as a f@rt, but lets face the facts - there were injury issues, and the starting 11 was a long way from being first choice. Parky has definately made some mistakes ; McLean is not a goal scorer or a target man. And Andy Grey is a long time past his sell by date (if they were still playing now, they wouldn't have scored) so with those 2 up front, it was never going to be a goal fest, but we are now stuck with these players until their (big money) contracts are up.
We're unlikley to be going down, and we knew this season would always be about consolidating our position in Div 1.
Parky still has my full support, he will be a lot more careful when signing players in future.
Another person who does not even know which players are on City's books. Phil obviously does not have your full support. Some support maybe, but not full.
[quote][p][bold]Old Peculiar[/bold] wrote: Shocking performance, flat as a f@rt, but lets face the facts - there were injury issues, and the starting 11 was a long way from being first choice. Parky has definately made some mistakes ; McLean is not a goal scorer or a target man. And Andy Grey is a long time past his sell by date (if they were still playing now, they wouldn't have scored) so with those 2 up front, it was never going to be a goal fest, but we are now stuck with these players until their (big money) contracts are up. We're unlikley to be going down, and we knew this season would always be about consolidating our position in Div 1. Parky still has my full support, he will be a lot more careful when signing players in future.[/p][/quote]Another person who does not even know which players are on City's books. Phil obviously does not have your full support. Some support maybe, but not full. Peter300
  • Score: -6

10:18am Wed 26 Mar 14

Peter300 says...

mrmuzzy wrote:
Parkinson out!!!!
You are always saying that.
[quote][p][bold]mrmuzzy[/bold] wrote: Parkinson out!!!![/p][/quote]You are always saying that. Peter300
  • Score: -2

10:29am Wed 26 Mar 14

Remembertheparaders says...

Not gong to any moe games.Just gonna stay at home on matchdays
and watch the 'we made history' dvd again.....and again.
Not gong to any moe games.Just gonna stay at home on matchdays and watch the 'we made history' dvd again.....and again. Remembertheparaders
  • Score: -8

10:29am Wed 26 Mar 14

wakefieldbantam says...

Peter300 wrote:
mrmuzzy wrote:
Parkinson out!!!!
You are always saying that.
Peter its time for you and your daft mate Whisky to take your stupid rose tinted glasses off and have a reality check, unless something changes dramatically we won't get the points needed to stay up and all the good work of last season will be wasted, and no I haven't said this before because there is now a reason to say them !!
By the way I'm going to Orient are you?
[quote][p][bold]Peter300[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mrmuzzy[/bold] wrote: Parkinson out!!!![/p][/quote]You are always saying that.[/p][/quote]Peter its time for you and your daft mate Whisky to take your stupid rose tinted glasses off and have a reality check, unless something changes dramatically we won't get the points needed to stay up and all the good work of last season will be wasted, and no I haven't said this before because there is now a reason to say them !! By the way I'm going to Orient are you? wakefieldbantam
  • Score: 0

10:34am Wed 26 Mar 14

birstallbantam56 says...

We will be lucky to get 1 point from the next 4 games, and that will probably be a negative home draw with Oldham! I bet Steve Evans can't wait to send his Rotherham side out against us - he will have marked that down as a nailed on 3 points!!
To win football matches you need to score goals, to score goals you need to create chances - we are unable to do either. It is going to be a tough end to the season, but come the end of it I really hope we are able to prepare for next season in League 1, but based on current perfomances, team selection and tactics it is going to be a big ask!
We will be lucky to get 1 point from the next 4 games, and that will probably be a negative home draw with Oldham! I bet Steve Evans can't wait to send his Rotherham side out against us - he will have marked that down as a nailed on 3 points!! To win football matches you need to score goals, to score goals you need to create chances - we are unable to do either. It is going to be a tough end to the season, but come the end of it I really hope we are able to prepare for next season in League 1, but based on current perfomances, team selection and tactics it is going to be a big ask! birstallbantam56
  • Score: 2

10:38am Wed 26 Mar 14

dannbradfc says...

Funny old parky....he complains about us not fighting to the end when in reality we set up in fear. ....who was the guy who brought on a defensive midfielder for a defensive midfielder with ten minutes to go and two nil down. ....
Funny old parky....he complains about us not fighting to the end when in reality we set up in fear. ....who was the guy who brought on a defensive midfielder for a defensive midfielder with ten minutes to go and two nil down. .... dannbradfc
  • Score: 7

10:43am Wed 26 Mar 14

dannbradfc says...

The negative system is the problem. Compounded by some very below par signings. .........wonder what the chairman are thinking.? Whilst staying up is effectively job done we won't progress playing with this negative system and approach to games. Parky needs to change his mind set or he'll be gone by Christmas even if we manage to stay up. ...he id managing to drag the likes of reach down to a poor level. .....we are playing with fear and this comes from the management
The negative system is the problem. Compounded by some very below par signings. .........wonder what the chairman are thinking.? Whilst staying up is effectively job done we won't progress playing with this negative system and approach to games. Parky needs to change his mind set or he'll be gone by Christmas even if we manage to stay up. ...he id managing to drag the likes of reach down to a poor level. .....we are playing with fear and this comes from the management dannbradfc
  • Score: 0

10:46am Wed 26 Mar 14

bradvilla says...

The lack of effort was inexcusable. Players should realise they are playing for their futures!
The lack of effort was inexcusable. Players should realise they are playing for their futures! bradvilla
  • Score: 8

11:01am Wed 26 Mar 14

Andy A. says...

I just knew I should have stayed at home with my wife watching the tv when I heard the team selection and the fact Walsall hadn't won for a while. But I convinced myself that if they played similar to the first half Gillingham game, then it would be worth the effort and entrance fee. Well now I've seen the worst game of the season!!!! The players should be ashamed at their lack of skill and effort (excepting of course Stephen Darby and Andrew Davies). Parky should suggest that the players apologise and put their hands in the pocket to pay for fans travel and
entrance fee to the Orient away game - I wouldn't think they'll be many wanting to go after this dismal performance but it would be some form of reconciliation.
Worst goal scorer buys than Andy Gray or Arron McClean? - Remember Ashley Ward?
I just knew I should have stayed at home with my wife watching the tv when I heard the team selection and the fact Walsall hadn't won for a while. But I convinced myself that if they played similar to the first half Gillingham game, then it would be worth the effort and entrance fee. Well now I've seen the worst game of the season!!!! The players should be ashamed at their lack of skill and effort (excepting of course Stephen Darby and Andrew Davies). Parky should suggest that the players apologise and put their hands in the pocket to pay for fans travel and entrance fee to the Orient away game - I wouldn't think they'll be many wanting to go after this dismal performance but it would be some form of reconciliation. Worst goal scorer buys than Andy Gray or Arron McClean? - Remember Ashley Ward? Andy A.
  • Score: 3

11:01am Wed 26 Mar 14

Alanba says...

Oh dear last night was even worse than the Shrewsbury performance ! The list of dud signings is mounting , and even the remaining players of last season triumphs Darby, Davies, Hanson, Jones, Thomson , Johnny Mac etc seem to have lost their mojo , don't know why but I am sure Parky knows ! The options for the rest of the season are limited now and finding another 5 or 6 points is going to be tough and maybe down to luck . Not looking forward to Rotherham that's for sure !
Oh dear last night was even worse than the Shrewsbury performance ! The list of dud signings is mounting , and even the remaining players of last season triumphs Darby, Davies, Hanson, Jones, Thomson , Johnny Mac etc seem to have lost their mojo , don't know why but I am sure Parky knows ! The options for the rest of the season are limited now and finding another 5 or 6 points is going to be tough and maybe down to luck . Not looking forward to Rotherham that's for sure ! Alanba
  • Score: 1

11:12am Wed 26 Mar 14

minkiebantam says...

I can honestly say, that was the worst game of footbal i have seen in a long time. Only 1 person to blame here, and im afraid to say the buck stops at Parky's feet.
He picked the team and he picked the tatics (or lack of em!?).
The whole team was beyond poor last night. Absolutely no pressure applied ANYWHERE on the pitch, no forward thinking passes, and what Jonny mac was doing trying to see a ball into touch with a BIG centre forward barrelling down on him, God only Knows!!?
This Epitomised, what was wrong with every aspect of citys game plan. It was wrong from the second he put "Back off bates" in Midfield, where every ball he had passed to him, he was looking backwards to see where Jon Mac was and how quickley he could pass it to him, Causing added pressure on a goal keeper who doesnt need an excuse to make a bad decision!?
Not even Reach (im a big fan of this lad by the way) was on it last night. Every time he had the ball, he was cutting in on his weaker right foot!?? WHY?? Even if he didnt have the beat of his man, still get to the Bl**dy by line and try and get a corner out of it!
If we dont get at least 2 points in the next 2 games , we are gonna be in a dog fight to stay up.
#GETAGRIPPP!!
Rant over.
CTID!! (Just)
I can honestly say, that was the worst game of footbal i have seen in a long time. Only 1 person to blame here, and im afraid to say the buck stops at Parky's feet. He picked the team and he picked the tatics (or lack of em!?). The whole team was beyond poor last night. Absolutely no pressure applied ANYWHERE on the pitch, no forward thinking passes, and what Jonny mac was doing trying to see a ball into touch with a BIG centre forward barrelling down on him, God only Knows!!? This Epitomised, what was wrong with every aspect of citys game plan. It was wrong from the second he put "Back off bates" in Midfield, where every ball he had passed to him, he was looking backwards to see where Jon Mac was and how quickley he could pass it to him, Causing added pressure on a goal keeper who doesnt need an excuse to make a bad decision!? Not even Reach (im a big fan of this lad by the way) was on it last night. Every time he had the ball, he was cutting in on his weaker right foot!?? WHY?? Even if he didnt have the beat of his man, still get to the Bl**dy by line and try and get a corner out of it! If we dont get at least 2 points in the next 2 games , we are gonna be in a dog fight to stay up. #GETAGRIPPP!! Rant over. CTID!! (Just) minkiebantam
  • Score: 4

11:13am Wed 26 Mar 14

Hove edge bantam says...

Headline should read
Bradford city fans right to have a go AT Parkinson not says Parkinson
The buck stops there he is the one in the hot seat as well as the players
Headline should read Bradford city fans right to have a go AT Parkinson not says Parkinson The buck stops there he is the one in the hot seat as well as the players Hove edge bantam
  • Score: 6

11:14am Wed 26 Mar 14

lawsonio123 says...

Plil Parkinson I have always backed you BUT These players are your players you brought them to Valley Parade you must take responsibility for the performance it is not good enough Phil to keep saying we lost to a great goal ect ect you and you alone pick the team from the players you brought here some of whom are not up to this division.The form we have been showing for a long time now is leading us to division 2 and you need to stop this rot. Even then you know full well you have to greatly improve this team in time for next season. I hope for your own sake as well as CITIY,s you can succeed and wish you luck but should you fail i know you will do the honest thing in regard to our club
Plil Parkinson I have always backed you BUT These players are your players you brought them to Valley Parade you must take responsibility for the performance it is not good enough Phil to keep saying we lost to a great goal ect ect you and you alone pick the team from the players you brought here some of whom are not up to this division.The form we have been showing for a long time now is leading us to division 2 and you need to stop this rot. Even then you know full well you have to greatly improve this team in time for next season. I hope for your own sake as well as CITIY,s you can succeed and wish you luck but should you fail i know you will do the honest thing in regard to our club lawsonio123
  • Score: -1

11:16am Wed 26 Mar 14

shoesmaker26 says...

for me i think it just shows with out hanson we are in trouble , no dowt about it , we dont also have eny players that chip in with a goal when times are hard like now , so where are the goals going to come from you tell me . also got to now agree that mc leane is prob not the answer but hope he can prove us all wrong . lets hope james and the lads can get back on track as it would be such a shame if we went down come on city
for me i think it just shows with out hanson we are in trouble , no dowt about it , we dont also have eny players that chip in with a goal when times are hard like now , so where are the goals going to come from you tell me . also got to now agree that mc leane is prob not the answer but hope he can prove us all wrong . lets hope james and the lads can get back on track as it would be such a shame if we went down come on city shoesmaker26
  • Score: -1

11:32am Wed 26 Mar 14

james craggs says...

A team's confidence, heart and drive grows from what Brian Clough called 'The Spine of the team' Goalkeeper, Centre back, centre midfield and Centre Forward.
We have a jittery goalkeeper who fails to communicate with his defence, a good centre back(Davies)and a Mediocre one , a defensive minded midfielder(square ball Jones) and an inept striker McLean.
This combination is proving to be increasingly destructive and needs changing as soon as possible especially when you add in the mercenary loan players who are just along for the ride and experience,
A team's confidence, heart and drive grows from what Brian Clough called 'The Spine of the team' Goalkeeper, Centre back, centre midfield and Centre Forward. We have a jittery goalkeeper who fails to communicate with his defence, a good centre back(Davies)and a Mediocre one , a defensive minded midfielder(square ball Jones) and an inept striker McLean. This combination is proving to be increasingly destructive and needs changing as soon as possible especially when you add in the mercenary loan players who are just along for the ride and experience, james craggs
  • Score: -1

11:39am Wed 26 Mar 14

whisky1 says...

wakefieldbantam wrote:
Peter300 wrote:
mrmuzzy wrote: Parkinson out!!!!
You are always saying that.
Peter its time for you and your daft mate Whisky to take your stupid rose tinted glasses off and have a reality check, unless something changes dramatically we won't get the points needed to stay up and all the good work of last season will be wasted, and no I haven't said this before because there is now a reason to say them !! By the way I'm going to Orient are you?
Fortunately the club is run by folk with cooler heads than folks on here. Last night was **** poor from the players and the way we set up. If you want to go into a gurly panic its up to yow..however seen in the context of where we have come from in a short space of time I think you will find that most sensible judges would stick with the manager and the players. Parky has not got every decision right but overall he has been a resoundingly positive influence and deserves our support.
[quote][p][bold]wakefieldbantam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Peter300[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mrmuzzy[/bold] wrote: Parkinson out!!!![/p][/quote]You are always saying that.[/p][/quote]Peter its time for you and your daft mate Whisky to take your stupid rose tinted glasses off and have a reality check, unless something changes dramatically we won't get the points needed to stay up and all the good work of last season will be wasted, and no I haven't said this before because there is now a reason to say them !! By the way I'm going to Orient are you?[/p][/quote]Fortunately the club is run by folk with cooler heads than folks on here. Last night was **** poor from the players and the way we set up. If you want to go into a gurly panic its up to yow..however seen in the context of where we have come from in a short space of time I think you will find that most sensible judges would stick with the manager and the players. Parky has not got every decision right but overall he has been a resoundingly positive influence and deserves our support. whisky1
  • Score: 5

11:43am Wed 26 Mar 14

audal says...

WHEN (not if) City feel they are free of relegation then Parky must give our young record breakers a chance, McBurnie and co should be groomed for next season. START AGAIN. before we lose these lads and with it our future.
WHEN (not if) City feel they are free of relegation then Parky must give our young record breakers a chance, McBurnie and co should be groomed for next season. START AGAIN. before we lose these lads and with it our future. audal
  • Score: 4

11:44am Wed 26 Mar 14

irish bantam says...

Although no player really came out with any credit last night, I cannot for the life of me understand why Parkinson plays bates.......this man is utter garbage!!
I have never seen a more lethargic player who seems so uninterested.
Next season there will have to be a massive clearout and my list would most certainly include, mcCardle,thomson,yat
es,mclean with the loan players that we have also returning to their clubs never to return ( apart from reach with whom we have no chance of signing).
and please get a goalkeeper in ......lets hope we are still in this league.
surely we cant turn out the same dross we witnessed last night again on Saturday????????
Although no player really came out with any credit last night, I cannot for the life of me understand why Parkinson plays bates.......this man is utter garbage!! I have never seen a more lethargic player who seems so uninterested. Next season there will have to be a massive clearout and my list would most certainly include, mcCardle,thomson,yat es,mclean with the loan players that we have also returning to their clubs never to return ( apart from reach with whom we have no chance of signing). and please get a goalkeeper in ......lets hope we are still in this league. surely we cant turn out the same dross we witnessed last night again on Saturday???????? irish bantam
  • Score: 2

11:50am Wed 26 Mar 14

bigang02 says...

the gary jones we all love didnt turn up last nite just like the rest of the team strikers are supposed to go forward but all ours did was go backwards the team lastnite were the worst i have seen this season something has to change get some of the youth team in they will show guts and determination .i can not see us getting many points from the last games but heres hoping.come on city get your heads up and get the fight back in your game and we will stay up.
the gary jones we all love didnt turn up last nite just like the rest of the team strikers are supposed to go forward but all ours did was go backwards the team lastnite were the worst i have seen this season something has to change get some of the youth team in they will show guts and determination .i can not see us getting many points from the last games but heres hoping.come on city get your heads up and get the fight back in your game and we will stay up. bigang02
  • Score: -1

11:51am Wed 26 Mar 14

shaun from richmond says...

Peter300 wrote:
Parkybcfc wrote:
Last night performance was the worst I've seen in years down at vp, let's just hope we can gain enough points to stay up. I think parky is the right man for the job to change are fortunes moving the club forward.
Yes, the Parkinson out brigade are up and running again. Credit where credit is due, you could never accuse these people of being slow to sack the manager. A couple of defeats is all it takes. Mind you some of these people wanted Phil sacked six weeks after he was appointed. How daft is that?
Ha ha .....YES YOU PETER!!.....Or have you forgotten??. DONT WORRY I WONT LET YOU FORGET!!
[quote][p][bold]Peter300[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Parkybcfc[/bold] wrote: Last night performance was the worst I've seen in years down at vp, let's just hope we can gain enough points to stay up. I think parky is the right man for the job to change are fortunes moving the club forward.[/p][/quote]Yes, the Parkinson out brigade are up and running again. Credit where credit is due, you could never accuse these people of being slow to sack the manager. A couple of defeats is all it takes. Mind you some of these people wanted Phil sacked six weeks after he was appointed. How daft is that?[/p][/quote]Ha ha .....YES YOU PETER!!.....Or have you forgotten??. DONT WORRY I WONT LET YOU FORGET!! shaun from richmond
  • Score: 4

12:06pm Wed 26 Mar 14

nowt fresh says...

whisky1 wrote:
wakefieldbantam wrote:
Peter300 wrote:
mrmuzzy wrote: Parkinson out!!!!
You are always saying that.
Peter its time for you and your daft mate Whisky to take your stupid rose tinted glasses off and have a reality check, unless something changes dramatically we won't get the points needed to stay up and all the good work of last season will be wasted, and no I haven't said this before because there is now a reason to say them !! By the way I'm going to Orient are you?
Fortunately the club is run by folk with cooler heads than folks on here. Last night was **** poor from the players and the way we set up. If you want to go into a gurly panic its up to yow..however seen in the context of where we have come from in a short space of time I think you will find that most sensible judges would stick with the manager and the players. Parky has not got every decision right but overall he has been a resoundingly positive influence and deserves our support.
Yeats, De Vita,Taylor,Nelson,B
ennett,Kennedy,Bates
,Mclean,Gray, not too sure about these signings being good ones, on paper all better players as they have played at a higher level in the past, as we all know footballs played on grass not on paper, I agree he deserves our support whisky but his signings this coming season have got to improve our team or IMHO we are a relegation team on resent showings.
[quote][p][bold]whisky1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wakefieldbantam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Peter300[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mrmuzzy[/bold] wrote: Parkinson out!!!![/p][/quote]You are always saying that.[/p][/quote]Peter its time for you and your daft mate Whisky to take your stupid rose tinted glasses off and have a reality check, unless something changes dramatically we won't get the points needed to stay up and all the good work of last season will be wasted, and no I haven't said this before because there is now a reason to say them !! By the way I'm going to Orient are you?[/p][/quote]Fortunately the club is run by folk with cooler heads than folks on here. Last night was **** poor from the players and the way we set up. If you want to go into a gurly panic its up to yow..however seen in the context of where we have come from in a short space of time I think you will find that most sensible judges would stick with the manager and the players. Parky has not got every decision right but overall he has been a resoundingly positive influence and deserves our support.[/p][/quote]Yeats, De Vita,Taylor,Nelson,B ennett,Kennedy,Bates ,Mclean,Gray, not too sure about these signings being good ones, on paper all better players as they have played at a higher level in the past, as we all know footballs played on grass not on paper, I agree he deserves our support whisky but his signings this coming season have got to improve our team or IMHO we are a relegation team on resent showings. nowt fresh
  • Score: 1

12:14pm Wed 26 Mar 14

Victor Clayton says...

Cheshire Bantam wrote:
Victor Clayton wrote:
Cheshire Bantam wrote: Can someone please tell me what the tactics were last night. Starting with 5 in defence against a team on a long run without a win. I'm sorry but it's time for Parkinson to realise he's a good 2nd division manager but totally out of his depth in the 1st division. Signings like McClean and Bennett show just how out of touch he is.
wht did Bennett do wrong?
What did he do right. How many good crosses did he put in, how many tackles did he make, but more importantly how many times did he give the ball away- far too many.
He tried to play football. I wish we had another 10 players as good as him at the club. there is a list as long as your arm of PPs bad signings, but IMO, Bennett should not be on it.
[quote][p][bold]Cheshire Bantam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Victor Clayton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cheshire Bantam[/bold] wrote: Can someone please tell me what the tactics were last night. Starting with 5 in defence against a team on a long run without a win. I'm sorry but it's time for Parkinson to realise he's a good 2nd division manager but totally out of his depth in the 1st division. Signings like McClean and Bennett show just how out of touch he is.[/p][/quote]wht did Bennett do wrong?[/p][/quote]What did he do right. How many good crosses did he put in, how many tackles did he make, but more importantly how many times did he give the ball away- far too many.[/p][/quote]He tried to play football. I wish we had another 10 players as good as him at the club. there is a list as long as your arm of PPs bad signings, but IMO, Bennett should not be on it. Victor Clayton
  • Score: 4

12:16pm Wed 26 Mar 14

torreyman says...

The worst game I have seen for years and I mean years none of the players should get there wages BUT they will !!!
The worst game I have seen for years and I mean years none of the players should get there wages BUT they will !!! torreyman
  • Score: 2

12:26pm Wed 26 Mar 14

tyker2 says...

perhaps the 14 plus players out of contract this summer are not being offered new contracts hence the performances of late
perhaps the 14 plus players out of contract this summer are not being offered new contracts hence the performances of late tyker2
  • Score: 2

12:39pm Wed 26 Mar 14

dcbantam says...

Cheshire Bantam wrote:
whisky1 wrote:
Old Peculiar wrote:
Shocking performance, flat as a f@rt, but lets face the facts - there were injury issues, and the starting 11 was a long way from being first choice. Parky has definately made some mistakes ; McLean is not a goal scorer or a target man. And Andy Grey is a long time past his sell by date (if they were still playing now, they wouldn't have scored) so with those 2 up front, it was never going to be a goal fest, but we are now stuck with these players until their (big money) contracts are up. We're unlikley to be going down, and we knew this season would always be about consolidating our position in Div 1. Parky still has my full support, he will be a lot more careful when signing players in future.
At last someone with a bit of perspective
The wrong perspective . Can you name one good signing that Parkinson has made this season who's a match winner for us. Grey or McLean ?
He signed Reach in on loan didnt he? shut your whinging
[quote][p][bold]Cheshire Bantam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]whisky1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Old Peculiar[/bold] wrote: Shocking performance, flat as a f@rt, but lets face the facts - there were injury issues, and the starting 11 was a long way from being first choice. Parky has definately made some mistakes ; McLean is not a goal scorer or a target man. And Andy Grey is a long time past his sell by date (if they were still playing now, they wouldn't have scored) so with those 2 up front, it was never going to be a goal fest, but we are now stuck with these players until their (big money) contracts are up. We're unlikley to be going down, and we knew this season would always be about consolidating our position in Div 1. Parky still has my full support, he will be a lot more careful when signing players in future.[/p][/quote]At last someone with a bit of perspective[/p][/quote]The wrong perspective . Can you name one good signing that Parkinson has made this season who's a match winner for us. Grey or McLean ?[/p][/quote]He signed Reach in on loan didnt he? shut your whinging dcbantam
  • Score: 0

1:01pm Wed 26 Mar 14

Victor Clayton says...

Old Peculiar wrote:
Shocking performance, flat as a f@rt, but lets face the facts - there were injury issues, and the starting 11 was a long way from being first choice. Parky has definately made some mistakes ; McLean is not a goal scorer or a target man. And Andy Grey is a long time past his sell by date (if they were still playing now, they wouldn't have scored) so with those 2 up front, it was never going to be a goal fest, but we are now stuck with these players until their (big money) contracts are up. We're unlikley to be going down, and we knew this season would always be about consolidating our position in Div 1. Parky still has my full support, he will be a lot more careful when signing players in future.
we missed Hanson, fair enough. but what tipifies PP for me is that he would rather replace Doyle with a poorly central defender than with a fit attacking midfield player. how do you that his future signing are going to be more cafeful in future?
[quote][p][bold]Old Peculiar[/bold] wrote: Shocking performance, flat as a f@rt, but lets face the facts - there were injury issues, and the starting 11 was a long way from being first choice. Parky has definately made some mistakes ; McLean is not a goal scorer or a target man. And Andy Grey is a long time past his sell by date (if they were still playing now, they wouldn't have scored) so with those 2 up front, it was never going to be a goal fest, but we are now stuck with these players until their (big money) contracts are up. We're unlikley to be going down, and we knew this season would always be about consolidating our position in Div 1. Parky still has my full support, he will be a lot more careful when signing players in future.[/p][/quote]we missed Hanson, fair enough. but what tipifies PP for me is that he would rather replace Doyle with a poorly central defender than with a fit attacking midfield player. how do you that his future signing are going to be more cafeful in future? Victor Clayton
  • Score: 4

1:36pm Wed 26 Mar 14

wakefieldbantam says...

whisky1 wrote:
wakefieldbantam wrote:
Peter300 wrote:
mrmuzzy wrote: Parkinson out!!!!
You are always saying that.
Peter its time for you and your daft mate Whisky to take your stupid rose tinted glasses off and have a reality check, unless something changes dramatically we won't get the points needed to stay up and all the good work of last season will be wasted, and no I haven't said this before because there is now a reason to say them !! By the way I'm going to Orient are you?
Fortunately the club is run by folk with cooler heads than folks on here. Last night was **** poor from the players and the way we set up. If you want to go into a gurly panic its up to yow..however seen in the context of where we have come from in a short space of time I think you will find that most sensible judges would stick with the manager and the players. Parky has not got every decision right but overall he has been a resoundingly positive influence and deserves our support.
Fair comment Whisky and to a certain extent I do agree with you but my fear is that all the good work that has been done is about to be undone so we won't have got anywhere. Of course I hope your right and if we manage to stay up I feel we will then progress but things are looking very dire after the last two performances.
[quote][p][bold]whisky1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wakefieldbantam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Peter300[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mrmuzzy[/bold] wrote: Parkinson out!!!![/p][/quote]You are always saying that.[/p][/quote]Peter its time for you and your daft mate Whisky to take your stupid rose tinted glasses off and have a reality check, unless something changes dramatically we won't get the points needed to stay up and all the good work of last season will be wasted, and no I haven't said this before because there is now a reason to say them !! By the way I'm going to Orient are you?[/p][/quote]Fortunately the club is run by folk with cooler heads than folks on here. Last night was **** poor from the players and the way we set up. If you want to go into a gurly panic its up to yow..however seen in the context of where we have come from in a short space of time I think you will find that most sensible judges would stick with the manager and the players. Parky has not got every decision right but overall he has been a resoundingly positive influence and deserves our support.[/p][/quote]Fair comment Whisky and to a certain extent I do agree with you but my fear is that all the good work that has been done is about to be undone so we won't have got anywhere. Of course I hope your right and if we manage to stay up I feel we will then progress but things are looking very dire after the last two performances. wakefieldbantam
  • Score: 0

1:45pm Wed 26 Mar 14

whisky1 says...

wakefieldbantam wrote:
whisky1 wrote:
wakefieldbantam wrote:
Peter300 wrote:
mrmuzzy wrote: Parkinson out!!!!
You are always saying that.
Peter its time for you and your daft mate Whisky to take your stupid rose tinted glasses off and have a reality check, unless something changes dramatically we won't get the points needed to stay up and all the good work of last season will be wasted, and no I haven't said this before because there is now a reason to say them !! By the way I'm going to Orient are you?
Fortunately the club is run by folk with cooler heads than folks on here. Last night was **** poor from the players and the way we set up. If you want to go into a gurly panic its up to yow..however seen in the context of where we have come from in a short space of time I think you will find that most sensible judges would stick with the manager and the players. Parky has not got every decision right but overall he has been a resoundingly positive influence and deserves our support.
Fair comment Whisky and to a certain extent I do agree with you but my fear is that all the good work that has been done is about to be undone so we won't have got anywhere. Of course I hope your right and if we manage to stay up I feel we will then progress but things are looking very dire after the last two performances.
We should be ok mate..goal diff is worth a point...50 should it. I am not saying Parky is blameless recruitment this year has been poor and however effective Hanson is we need to have a Plan B and better way of combating a packed midfield. Its just not worth the negativity now.
[quote][p][bold]wakefieldbantam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]whisky1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wakefieldbantam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Peter300[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mrmuzzy[/bold] wrote: Parkinson out!!!![/p][/quote]You are always saying that.[/p][/quote]Peter its time for you and your daft mate Whisky to take your stupid rose tinted glasses off and have a reality check, unless something changes dramatically we won't get the points needed to stay up and all the good work of last season will be wasted, and no I haven't said this before because there is now a reason to say them !! By the way I'm going to Orient are you?[/p][/quote]Fortunately the club is run by folk with cooler heads than folks on here. Last night was **** poor from the players and the way we set up. If you want to go into a gurly panic its up to yow..however seen in the context of where we have come from in a short space of time I think you will find that most sensible judges would stick with the manager and the players. Parky has not got every decision right but overall he has been a resoundingly positive influence and deserves our support.[/p][/quote]Fair comment Whisky and to a certain extent I do agree with you but my fear is that all the good work that has been done is about to be undone so we won't have got anywhere. Of course I hope your right and if we manage to stay up I feel we will then progress but things are looking very dire after the last two performances.[/p][/quote]We should be ok mate..goal diff is worth a point...50 should it. I am not saying Parky is blameless recruitment this year has been poor and however effective Hanson is we need to have a Plan B and better way of combating a packed midfield. Its just not worth the negativity now. whisky1
  • Score: 4

1:55pm Wed 26 Mar 14

realcitygent says...

Old Peculiar wrote:
Shocking performance, flat as a f@rt, but lets face the facts - there were injury issues, and the starting 11 was a long way from being first choice. Parky has definately made some mistakes ; McLean is not a goal scorer or a target man. And Andy Grey is a long time past his sell by date (if they were still playing now, they wouldn't have scored) so with those 2 up front, it was never going to be a goal fest, but we are now stuck with these players until their (big money) contracts are up.
We're unlikley to be going down, and we knew this season would always be about consolidating our position in Div 1.
Parky still has my full support, he will be a lot more careful when signing players in future.
dont understand you saying he will be more careful in signing players in future ,how many players do we need to sign befor he get one right ,most of his signings this season are shocking ,or they are always injured ,even when he goes on about players ie atkinson saying he has great engine get forward a lot and scores goals so what does parky do puts him on bench if lucky ,now please tell me how you score goals from there ,the lad cant even get a game when we are been overrun in midfield most games ,has he now decided the lad not upto it ,same with dolan we are signing him at end of season so surely he should be bedding him in ,cant understand why we playing doyle when he doesnt look interested and leaving end season ,we need to stop living on last season getting to cup final thats history ,imo i dont think he would stillhave a job if we had not got there, funny thing on these quotes is nobody to say ought bad bout parky or you get minus score its a joke
[quote][p][bold]Old Peculiar[/bold] wrote: Shocking performance, flat as a f@rt, but lets face the facts - there were injury issues, and the starting 11 was a long way from being first choice. Parky has definately made some mistakes ; McLean is not a goal scorer or a target man. And Andy Grey is a long time past his sell by date (if they were still playing now, they wouldn't have scored) so with those 2 up front, it was never going to be a goal fest, but we are now stuck with these players until their (big money) contracts are up. We're unlikley to be going down, and we knew this season would always be about consolidating our position in Div 1. Parky still has my full support, he will be a lot more careful when signing players in future.[/p][/quote]dont understand you saying he will be more careful in signing players in future ,how many players do we need to sign befor he get one right ,most of his signings this season are shocking ,or they are always injured ,even when he goes on about players ie atkinson saying he has great engine get forward a lot and scores goals so what does parky do puts him on bench if lucky ,now please tell me how you score goals from there ,the lad cant even get a game when we are been overrun in midfield most games ,has he now decided the lad not upto it ,same with dolan we are signing him at end of season so surely he should be bedding him in ,cant understand why we playing doyle when he doesnt look interested and leaving end season ,we need to stop living on last season getting to cup final thats history ,imo i dont think he would stillhave a job if we had not got there, funny thing on these quotes is nobody to say ought bad bout parky or you get minus score its a joke realcitygent
  • Score: -6

2:10pm Wed 26 Mar 14

Belfast Bantam says...

Abject crap springs readily to mind after watching last nights abysmal offering.
No commitment, no desire, no skill no idea and no chance.
Things are looking rather grim at the moment, to say the least.
Where have all the motivational qualities gone, Mr Parkinson?
I reckon that it's going to be a really close finish to keep us out of the relegation zone, come April.
I can't see us picking up too many points out of the run-in, so, I can see us relying on the other sides that are immediately around and below us to help our quest to prevent relegation to the dreaded bottom tier of footy.
I do hope that I have got all the above completely wrong, but I have a little niggling doubt that I'm not going to be that far off in my assumptions - worrying times!
CTID.
Abject crap springs readily to mind after watching last nights abysmal offering. No commitment, no desire, no skill no idea and no chance. Things are looking rather grim at the moment, to say the least. Where have all the motivational qualities gone, Mr Parkinson? I reckon that it's going to be a really close finish to keep us out of the relegation zone, come April. I can't see us picking up too many points out of the run-in, so, I can see us relying on the other sides that are immediately around and below us to help our quest to prevent relegation to the dreaded bottom tier of footy. I do hope that I have got all the above completely wrong, but I have a little niggling doubt that I'm not going to be that far off in my assumptions - worrying times! CTID. Belfast Bantam
  • Score: 0

2:36pm Wed 26 Mar 14

Bradford Lad BD9 says...

WAKE UP CHAIRMEN DO WE FANS HAVE A SAY OR NOT, WE HAVE HAD ENOUGH OF WATCHING THIS DROSS FOOTBALL WITH THIS CLUELESS MANAGER. IF WE GO DOWN DONT COME BEGGING US TO PUSH UP THE SEASON TICKETS SALES ONCE AGAIN, PLS GET RID OF HIM AT THE END OF THE SEASON
WAKE UP CHAIRMEN DO WE FANS HAVE A SAY OR NOT, WE HAVE HAD ENOUGH OF WATCHING THIS DROSS FOOTBALL WITH THIS CLUELESS MANAGER. IF WE GO DOWN DONT COME BEGGING US TO PUSH UP THE SEASON TICKETS SALES ONCE AGAIN, PLS GET RID OF HIM AT THE END OF THE SEASON Bradford Lad BD9
  • Score: -1

2:48pm Wed 26 Mar 14

whisky1 says...

Bradford Lad BD9 wrote:
WAKE UP CHAIRMEN DO WE FANS HAVE A SAY OR NOT, WE HAVE HAD ENOUGH OF WATCHING THIS DROSS FOOTBALL WITH THIS CLUELESS MANAGER. IF WE GO DOWN DONT COME BEGGING US TO PUSH UP THE SEASON TICKETS SALES ONCE AGAIN, PLS GET RID OF HIM AT THE END OF THE SEASON
1. No we don't have a say
2. The Season Ticket offering is great deal that benefits both club and fan alike
3. PP is far from clueless have you forgotten your 2 visits to Wembley
4. You are as thick as a boathorse
[quote][p][bold]Bradford Lad BD9[/bold] wrote: WAKE UP CHAIRMEN DO WE FANS HAVE A SAY OR NOT, WE HAVE HAD ENOUGH OF WATCHING THIS DROSS FOOTBALL WITH THIS CLUELESS MANAGER. IF WE GO DOWN DONT COME BEGGING US TO PUSH UP THE SEASON TICKETS SALES ONCE AGAIN, PLS GET RID OF HIM AT THE END OF THE SEASON[/p][/quote]1. No we don't have a say 2. The Season Ticket offering is great deal that benefits both club and fan alike 3. PP is far from clueless have you forgotten your 2 visits to Wembley 4. You are as thick as a boathorse whisky1
  • Score: 0

2:50pm Wed 26 Mar 14

shaun from richmond says...

dcbantam wrote:
Cheshire Bantam wrote:
whisky1 wrote:
Old Peculiar wrote:
Shocking performance, flat as a f@rt, but lets face the facts - there were injury issues, and the starting 11 was a long way from being first choice. Parky has definately made some mistakes ; McLean is not a goal scorer or a target man. And Andy Grey is a long time past his sell by date (if they were still playing now, they wouldn't have scored) so with those 2 up front, it was never going to be a goal fest, but we are now stuck with these players until their (big money) contracts are up. We're unlikley to be going down, and we knew this season would always be about consolidating our position in Div 1. Parky still has my full support, he will be a lot more careful when signing players in future.
At last someone with a bit of perspective
The wrong perspective . Can you name one good signing that Parkinson has made this season who's a match winner for us. Grey or McLean ?
He signed Reach in on loan didnt he? shut your whinging
PARKY REFUSED HIM!!.....It was only when Reid got injured that Reach,s agent contacted City again!.
Parky was after some winger "Darn Sarth" and only took the kid on because he couldn't get the other deal sorted.
THIS WAS NOT "PARKY" FINEST HOUR!!
[quote][p][bold]dcbantam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cheshire Bantam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]whisky1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Old Peculiar[/bold] wrote: Shocking performance, flat as a f@rt, but lets face the facts - there were injury issues, and the starting 11 was a long way from being first choice. Parky has definately made some mistakes ; McLean is not a goal scorer or a target man. And Andy Grey is a long time past his sell by date (if they were still playing now, they wouldn't have scored) so with those 2 up front, it was never going to be a goal fest, but we are now stuck with these players until their (big money) contracts are up. We're unlikley to be going down, and we knew this season would always be about consolidating our position in Div 1. Parky still has my full support, he will be a lot more careful when signing players in future.[/p][/quote]At last someone with a bit of perspective[/p][/quote]The wrong perspective . Can you name one good signing that Parkinson has made this season who's a match winner for us. Grey or McLean ?[/p][/quote]He signed Reach in on loan didnt he? shut your whinging[/p][/quote]PARKY REFUSED HIM!!.....It was only when Reid got injured that Reach,s agent contacted City again!. Parky was after some winger "Darn Sarth" and only took the kid on because he couldn't get the other deal sorted. THIS WAS NOT "PARKY" FINEST HOUR!! shaun from richmond
  • Score: -3

3:09pm Wed 26 Mar 14

whisky1 says...

shaun from richmond wrote:
dcbantam wrote:
Cheshire Bantam wrote:
whisky1 wrote:
Old Peculiar wrote: Shocking performance, flat as a f@rt, but lets face the facts - there were injury issues, and the starting 11 was a long way from being first choice. Parky has definately made some mistakes ; McLean is not a goal scorer or a target man. And Andy Grey is a long time past his sell by date (if they were still playing now, they wouldn't have scored) so with those 2 up front, it was never going to be a goal fest, but we are now stuck with these players until their (big money) contracts are up. We're unlikley to be going down, and we knew this season would always be about consolidating our position in Div 1. Parky still has my full support, he will be a lot more careful when signing players in future.
At last someone with a bit of perspective
The wrong perspective . Can you name one good signing that Parkinson has made this season who's a match winner for us. Grey or McLean ?
He signed Reach in on loan didnt he? shut your whinging
PARKY REFUSED HIM!!.....It was only when Reid got injured that Reach,s agent contacted City again!. Parky was after some winger "Darn Sarth" and only took the kid on because he couldn't get the other deal sorted. THIS WAS NOT "PARKY" FINEST HOUR!!
You are a larf SHAUN...lets have your sources..even on the basis that it is true how do you know that the first player was not the better option. You will spin any rumour to suit your own twisted agenda. That post sums you up .
[quote][p][bold]shaun from richmond[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dcbantam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cheshire Bantam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]whisky1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Old Peculiar[/bold] wrote: Shocking performance, flat as a f@rt, but lets face the facts - there were injury issues, and the starting 11 was a long way from being first choice. Parky has definately made some mistakes ; McLean is not a goal scorer or a target man. And Andy Grey is a long time past his sell by date (if they were still playing now, they wouldn't have scored) so with those 2 up front, it was never going to be a goal fest, but we are now stuck with these players until their (big money) contracts are up. We're unlikley to be going down, and we knew this season would always be about consolidating our position in Div 1. Parky still has my full support, he will be a lot more careful when signing players in future.[/p][/quote]At last someone with a bit of perspective[/p][/quote]The wrong perspective . Can you name one good signing that Parkinson has made this season who's a match winner for us. Grey or McLean ?[/p][/quote]He signed Reach in on loan didnt he? shut your whinging[/p][/quote]PARKY REFUSED HIM!!.....It was only when Reid got injured that Reach,s agent contacted City again!. Parky was after some winger "Darn Sarth" and only took the kid on because he couldn't get the other deal sorted. THIS WAS NOT "PARKY" FINEST HOUR!![/p][/quote]You are a larf SHAUN...lets have your sources..even on the basis that it is true how do you know that the first player was not the better option. You will spin any rumour to suit your own twisted agenda. That post sums you up . whisky1
  • Score: 2

3:30pm Wed 26 Mar 14

shaun from richmond says...

whisky1 wrote:
shaun from richmond wrote:
dcbantam wrote:
Cheshire Bantam wrote:
whisky1 wrote:
Old Peculiar wrote: Shocking performance, flat as a f@rt, but lets face the facts - there were injury issues, and the starting 11 was a long way from being first choice. Parky has definately made some mistakes ; McLean is not a goal scorer or a target man. And Andy Grey is a long time past his sell by date (if they were still playing now, they wouldn't have scored) so with those 2 up front, it was never going to be a goal fest, but we are now stuck with these players until their (big money) contracts are up. We're unlikley to be going down, and we knew this season would always be about consolidating our position in Div 1. Parky still has my full support, he will be a lot more careful when signing players in future.
At last someone with a bit of perspective
The wrong perspective . Can you name one good signing that Parkinson has made this season who's a match winner for us. Grey or McLean ?
He signed Reach in on loan didnt he? shut your whinging
PARKY REFUSED HIM!!.....It was only when Reid got injured that Reach,s agent contacted City again!. Parky was after some winger "Darn Sarth" and only took the kid on because he couldn't get the other deal sorted. THIS WAS NOT "PARKY" FINEST HOUR!!
You are a larf SHAUN...lets have your sources..even on the basis that it is true how do you know that the first player was not the better option. You will spin any rumour to suit your own twisted agenda. That post sums you up .
I didn't realise it was a rumour!!...ANYWAY ...His Agent.
[quote][p][bold]whisky1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]shaun from richmond[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dcbantam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cheshire Bantam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]whisky1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Old Peculiar[/bold] wrote: Shocking performance, flat as a f@rt, but lets face the facts - there were injury issues, and the starting 11 was a long way from being first choice. Parky has definately made some mistakes ; McLean is not a goal scorer or a target man. And Andy Grey is a long time past his sell by date (if they were still playing now, they wouldn't have scored) so with those 2 up front, it was never going to be a goal fest, but we are now stuck with these players until their (big money) contracts are up. We're unlikley to be going down, and we knew this season would always be about consolidating our position in Div 1. Parky still has my full support, he will be a lot more careful when signing players in future.[/p][/quote]At last someone with a bit of perspective[/p][/quote]The wrong perspective . Can you name one good signing that Parkinson has made this season who's a match winner for us. Grey or McLean ?[/p][/quote]He signed Reach in on loan didnt he? shut your whinging[/p][/quote]PARKY REFUSED HIM!!.....It was only when Reid got injured that Reach,s agent contacted City again!. Parky was after some winger "Darn Sarth" and only took the kid on because he couldn't get the other deal sorted. THIS WAS NOT "PARKY" FINEST HOUR!![/p][/quote]You are a larf SHAUN...lets have your sources..even on the basis that it is true how do you know that the first player was not the better option. You will spin any rumour to suit your own twisted agenda. That post sums you up .[/p][/quote]I didn't realise it was a rumour!!...ANYWAY ...His Agent. shaun from richmond
  • Score: -4

3:52pm Wed 26 Mar 14

whisky1 says...

shaun from richmond wrote:
whisky1 wrote:
shaun from richmond wrote:
dcbantam wrote:
Cheshire Bantam wrote:
whisky1 wrote:
Old Peculiar wrote: Shocking performance, flat as a f@rt, but lets face the facts - there were injury issues, and the starting 11 was a long way from being first choice. Parky has definately made some mistakes ; McLean is not a goal scorer or a target man. And Andy Grey is a long time past his sell by date (if they were still playing now, they wouldn't have scored) so with those 2 up front, it was never going to be a goal fest, but we are now stuck with these players until their (big money) contracts are up. We're unlikley to be going down, and we knew this season would always be about consolidating our position in Div 1. Parky still has my full support, he will be a lot more careful when signing players in future.
At last someone with a bit of perspective
The wrong perspective . Can you name one good signing that Parkinson has made this season who's a match winner for us. Grey or McLean ?
He signed Reach in on loan didnt he? shut your whinging
PARKY REFUSED HIM!!.....It was only when Reid got injured that Reach,s agent contacted City again!. Parky was after some winger "Darn Sarth" and only took the kid on because he couldn't get the other deal sorted. THIS WAS NOT "PARKY" FINEST HOUR!!
You are a larf SHAUN...lets have your sources..even on the basis that it is true how do you know that the first player was not the better option. You will spin any rumour to suit your own twisted agenda. That post sums you up .
I didn't realise it was a rumour!!...ANYWAY ...His Agent.
Name please...and whats the relevance other than further evidence that you just want to bad mouth PP
[quote][p][bold]shaun from richmond[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]whisky1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]shaun from richmond[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dcbantam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cheshire Bantam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]whisky1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Old Peculiar[/bold] wrote: Shocking performance, flat as a f@rt, but lets face the facts - there were injury issues, and the starting 11 was a long way from being first choice. Parky has definately made some mistakes ; McLean is not a goal scorer or a target man. And Andy Grey is a long time past his sell by date (if they were still playing now, they wouldn't have scored) so with those 2 up front, it was never going to be a goal fest, but we are now stuck with these players until their (big money) contracts are up. We're unlikley to be going down, and we knew this season would always be about consolidating our position in Div 1. Parky still has my full support, he will be a lot more careful when signing players in future.[/p][/quote]At last someone with a bit of perspective[/p][/quote]The wrong perspective . Can you name one good signing that Parkinson has made this season who's a match winner for us. Grey or McLean ?[/p][/quote]He signed Reach in on loan didnt he? shut your whinging[/p][/quote]PARKY REFUSED HIM!!.....It was only when Reid got injured that Reach,s agent contacted City again!. Parky was after some winger "Darn Sarth" and only took the kid on because he couldn't get the other deal sorted. THIS WAS NOT "PARKY" FINEST HOUR!![/p][/quote]You are a larf SHAUN...lets have your sources..even on the basis that it is true how do you know that the first player was not the better option. You will spin any rumour to suit your own twisted agenda. That post sums you up .[/p][/quote]I didn't realise it was a rumour!!...ANYWAY ...His Agent.[/p][/quote]Name please...and whats the relevance other than further evidence that you just want to bad mouth PP whisky1
  • Score: 2

3:57pm Wed 26 Mar 14

northyorksbantam says...

dannbradfc wrote:
The negative system is the problem. Compounded by some very below par signings. .........wonder what the chairman are thinking.? Whilst staying up is effectively job done we won't progress playing with this negative system and approach to games. Parky needs to change his mind set or he'll be gone by Christmas even if we manage to stay up. ...he id managing to drag the likes of reach down to a poor level. .....we are playing with fear and this comes from the management
This sums it up for me really, Parky nearly always errs on the side of caution (and always has done), even when we are playing teams there for the taking. Funny thing is on the occasional times we seem to go for it and really press the opposition and drive forward we look decent, but we are always going to struggle for goals (ie 1st half vs Stevenage), particularly with nobody from midfield chipping in with say 10 a season and maybe the same from a winger, this is something never addressed by Parky since Syers left. We got away with it with Nahki in the team but since he's gone we offer no real goal threat up front. (not knocking Hanson but he's not prolific)

The signings have been poor. I can only presume that Parky has the final say on players coming in (or does he?) surely if he did then why does he bring players in and not play them, Yeates's for example has come in on big wages but yet does not seem to fit in with Parkys style of play and has barely had a game. Who is doing the scouting? surely Taylor, Kennedy etc etc are being watched before they are signed, but if this is the case why do they come and then not get a game, do they suddenly become a different player to what we signed?. Dolan has been signed for next season and looked like he could offer some balance but yet Bates is preferred in midfield last night, why was Gray given a 2 year deal (I said this at the time so this is not hindsight) Who saw Mclean as a potential goal machine?

With so many players out of contract this summer this is a matter that the chairman need to take on board and address with Parky, is he getting the help he needs or is he being let down by our current scouting network?. We have to get the signings right next season, it was said many times that L.1 is similar to L.2 when we got promoted, this has proved to be a mistake. Its not just a case of sacking him, he now needs to guide us to safety, but things need to improve, Parky should know now what is required for next season and has to prove to the chairman that he knows how to take the club forward, but until we are safe everybody needs to concentrate on keeping us in this league and the fans need to stay onside. The thought of L.2 again is unbearable.
[quote][p][bold]dannbradfc[/bold] wrote: The negative system is the problem. Compounded by some very below par signings. .........wonder what the chairman are thinking.? Whilst staying up is effectively job done we won't progress playing with this negative system and approach to games. Parky needs to change his mind set or he'll be gone by Christmas even if we manage to stay up. ...he id managing to drag the likes of reach down to a poor level. .....we are playing with fear and this comes from the management[/p][/quote]This sums it up for me really, Parky nearly always errs on the side of caution (and always has done), even when we are playing teams there for the taking. Funny thing is on the occasional times we seem to go for it and really press the opposition and drive forward we look decent, but we are always going to struggle for goals (ie 1st half vs Stevenage), particularly with nobody from midfield chipping in with say 10 a season and maybe the same from a winger, this is something never addressed by Parky since Syers left. We got away with it with Nahki in the team but since he's gone we offer no real goal threat up front. (not knocking Hanson but he's not prolific) The signings have been poor. I can only presume that Parky has the final say on players coming in (or does he?) surely if he did then why does he bring players in and not play them, Yeates's for example has come in on big wages but yet does not seem to fit in with Parkys style of play and has barely had a game. Who is doing the scouting? surely Taylor, Kennedy etc etc are being watched before they are signed, but if this is the case why do they come and then not get a game, do they suddenly become a different player to what we signed?. Dolan has been signed for next season and looked like he could offer some balance but yet Bates is preferred in midfield last night, why was Gray given a 2 year deal (I said this at the time so this is not hindsight) Who saw Mclean as a potential goal machine? With so many players out of contract this summer this is a matter that the chairman need to take on board and address with Parky, is he getting the help he needs or is he being let down by our current scouting network?. We have to get the signings right next season, it was said many times that L.1 is similar to L.2 when we got promoted, this has proved to be a mistake. Its not just a case of sacking him, he now needs to guide us to safety, but things need to improve, Parky should know now what is required for next season and has to prove to the chairman that he knows how to take the club forward, but until we are safe everybody needs to concentrate on keeping us in this league and the fans need to stay onside. The thought of L.2 again is unbearable. northyorksbantam
  • Score: 9

4:08pm Wed 26 Mar 14

bcfc1903 says...

We need quid a kid for the last three home games, move the away fans into the Midland Road stand and lets get Valley Parade rocking again. It may help so lets give it a go.
We need quid a kid for the last three home games, move the away fans into the Midland Road stand and lets get Valley Parade rocking again. It may help so lets give it a go. bcfc1903
  • Score: 4

4:09pm Wed 26 Mar 14

whisky1 says...

whisky1 wrote:
shaun from richmond wrote:
whisky1 wrote:
shaun from richmond wrote:
dcbantam wrote:
Cheshire Bantam wrote:
whisky1 wrote:
Old Peculiar wrote: Shocking performance, flat as a f@rt, but lets face the facts - there were injury issues, and the starting 11 was a long way from being first choice. Parky has definately made some mistakes ; McLean is not a goal scorer or a target man. And Andy Grey is a long time past his sell by date (if they were still playing now, they wouldn't have scored) so with those 2 up front, it was never going to be a goal fest, but we are now stuck with these players until their (big money) contracts are up. We're unlikley to be going down, and we knew this season would always be about consolidating our position in Div 1. Parky still has my full support, he will be a lot more careful when signing players in future.
At last someone with a bit of perspective
The wrong perspective . Can you name one good signing that Parkinson has made this season who's a match winner for us. Grey or McLean ?
He signed Reach in on loan didnt he? shut your whinging
PARKY REFUSED HIM!!.....It was only when Reid got injured that Reach,s agent contacted City again!. Parky was after some winger "Darn Sarth" and only took the kid on because he couldn't get the other deal sorted. THIS WAS NOT "PARKY" FINEST HOUR!!
You are a larf SHAUN...lets have your sources..even on the basis that it is true how do you know that the first player was not the better option. You will spin any rumour to suit your own twisted agenda. That post sums you up .
I didn't realise it was a rumour!!...ANYWAY ...His Agent.
Name please...and whats the relevance other than further evidence that you just want to bad mouth PP
Come on Shaun...spill..i am sure the Agent and the Club will be delighted you brought this morsel to a wider audience
[quote][p][bold]whisky1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]shaun from richmond[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]whisky1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]shaun from richmond[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dcbantam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cheshire Bantam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]whisky1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Old Peculiar[/bold] wrote: Shocking performance, flat as a f@rt, but lets face the facts - there were injury issues, and the starting 11 was a long way from being first choice. Parky has definately made some mistakes ; McLean is not a goal scorer or a target man. And Andy Grey is a long time past his sell by date (if they were still playing now, they wouldn't have scored) so with those 2 up front, it was never going to be a goal fest, but we are now stuck with these players until their (big money) contracts are up. We're unlikley to be going down, and we knew this season would always be about consolidating our position in Div 1. Parky still has my full support, he will be a lot more careful when signing players in future.[/p][/quote]At last someone with a bit of perspective[/p][/quote]The wrong perspective . Can you name one good signing that Parkinson has made this season who's a match winner for us. Grey or McLean ?[/p][/quote]He signed Reach in on loan didnt he? shut your whinging[/p][/quote]PARKY REFUSED HIM!!.....It was only when Reid got injured that Reach,s agent contacted City again!. Parky was after some winger "Darn Sarth" and only took the kid on because he couldn't get the other deal sorted. THIS WAS NOT "PARKY" FINEST HOUR!![/p][/quote]You are a larf SHAUN...lets have your sources..even on the basis that it is true how do you know that the first player was not the better option. You will spin any rumour to suit your own twisted agenda. That post sums you up .[/p][/quote]I didn't realise it was a rumour!!...ANYWAY ...His Agent.[/p][/quote]Name please...and whats the relevance other than further evidence that you just want to bad mouth PP[/p][/quote]Come on Shaun...spill..i am sure the Agent and the Club will be delighted you brought this morsel to a wider audience whisky1
  • Score: 2

4:40pm Wed 26 Mar 14

lawsonio123 says...

realcitygent wrote:
Old Peculiar wrote:
Shocking performance, flat as a f@rt, but lets face the facts - there were injury issues, and the starting 11 was a long way from being first choice. Parky has definately made some mistakes ; McLean is not a goal scorer or a target man. And Andy Grey is a long time past his sell by date (if they were still playing now, they wouldn't have scored) so with those 2 up front, it was never going to be a goal fest, but we are now stuck with these players until their (big money) contracts are up.
We're unlikley to be going down, and we knew this season would always be about consolidating our position in Div 1.
Parky still has my full support, he will be a lot more careful when signing players in future.
dont understand you saying he will be more careful in signing players in future ,how many players do we need to sign befor he get one right ,most of his signings this season are shocking ,or they are always injured ,even when he goes on about players ie atkinson saying he has great engine get forward a lot and scores goals so what does parky do puts him on bench if lucky ,now please tell me how you score goals from there ,the lad cant even get a game when we are been overrun in midfield most games ,has he now decided the lad not upto it ,same with dolan we are signing him at end of season so surely he should be bedding him in ,cant understand why we playing doyle when he doesnt look interested and leaving end season ,we need to stop living on last season getting to cup final thats history ,imo i dont think he would stillhave a job if we had not got there, funny thing on these quotes is nobody to say ought bad bout parky or you get minus score its a joke
Re your Quote about Phil Parkinson I have said He has brought these players to Valley Parade and he must stand or fall on his own actions for i agree we can no longer live in the past Atkinson is not been given a fair chance in my opinion but nether you or I manage City so we cannot see if there is any reason for this By the way i did not get a minus
[quote][p][bold]realcitygent[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Old Peculiar[/bold] wrote: Shocking performance, flat as a f@rt, but lets face the facts - there were injury issues, and the starting 11 was a long way from being first choice. Parky has definately made some mistakes ; McLean is not a goal scorer or a target man. And Andy Grey is a long time past his sell by date (if they were still playing now, they wouldn't have scored) so with those 2 up front, it was never going to be a goal fest, but we are now stuck with these players until their (big money) contracts are up. We're unlikley to be going down, and we knew this season would always be about consolidating our position in Div 1. Parky still has my full support, he will be a lot more careful when signing players in future.[/p][/quote]dont understand you saying he will be more careful in signing players in future ,how many players do we need to sign befor he get one right ,most of his signings this season are shocking ,or they are always injured ,even when he goes on about players ie atkinson saying he has great engine get forward a lot and scores goals so what does parky do puts him on bench if lucky ,now please tell me how you score goals from there ,the lad cant even get a game when we are been overrun in midfield most games ,has he now decided the lad not upto it ,same with dolan we are signing him at end of season so surely he should be bedding him in ,cant understand why we playing doyle when he doesnt look interested and leaving end season ,we need to stop living on last season getting to cup final thats history ,imo i dont think he would stillhave a job if we had not got there, funny thing on these quotes is nobody to say ought bad bout parky or you get minus score its a joke[/p][/quote]Re your Quote about Phil Parkinson I have said He has brought these players to Valley Parade and he must stand or fall on his own actions for i agree we can no longer live in the past Atkinson is not been given a fair chance in my opinion but nether you or I manage City so we cannot see if there is any reason for this By the way i did not get a minus lawsonio123
  • Score: -4

5:09pm Wed 26 Mar 14

shaun from richmond says...

whisky1 wrote:
whisky1 wrote:
shaun from richmond wrote:
whisky1 wrote:
shaun from richmond wrote:
dcbantam wrote:
Cheshire Bantam wrote:
whisky1 wrote:
Old Peculiar wrote: Shocking performance, flat as a f@rt, but lets face the facts - there were injury issues, and the starting 11 was a long way from being first choice. Parky has definately made some mistakes ; McLean is not a goal scorer or a target man. And Andy Grey is a long time past his sell by date (if they were still playing now, they wouldn't have scored) so with those 2 up front, it was never going to be a goal fest, but we are now stuck with these players until their (big money) contracts are up. We're unlikley to be going down, and we knew this season would always be about consolidating our position in Div 1. Parky still has my full support, he will be a lot more careful when signing players in future.
At last someone with a bit of perspective
The wrong perspective . Can you name one good signing that Parkinson has made this season who's a match winner for us. Grey or McLean ?
He signed Reach in on loan didnt he? shut your whinging
PARKY REFUSED HIM!!.....It was only when Reid got injured that Reach,s agent contacted City again!. Parky was after some winger "Darn Sarth" and only took the kid on because he couldn't get the other deal sorted. THIS WAS NOT "PARKY" FINEST HOUR!!
You are a larf SHAUN...lets have your sources..even on the basis that it is true how do you know that the first player was not the better option. You will spin any rumour to suit your own twisted agenda. That post sums you up .
I didn't realise it was a rumour!!...ANYWAY ...His Agent.
Name please...and whats the relevance other than further evidence that you just want to bad mouth PP
Come on Shaun...spill..i am sure the Agent and the Club will be delighted you brought this morsel to a wider audience
You asked me? I answered!. Sorry if it isn't the answer you wanted!.
[quote][p][bold]whisky1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]whisky1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]shaun from richmond[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]whisky1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]shaun from richmond[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dcbantam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cheshire Bantam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]whisky1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Old Peculiar[/bold] wrote: Shocking performance, flat as a f@rt, but lets face the facts - there were injury issues, and the starting 11 was a long way from being first choice. Parky has definately made some mistakes ; McLean is not a goal scorer or a target man. And Andy Grey is a long time past his sell by date (if they were still playing now, they wouldn't have scored) so with those 2 up front, it was never going to be a goal fest, but we are now stuck with these players until their (big money) contracts are up. We're unlikley to be going down, and we knew this season would always be about consolidating our position in Div 1. Parky still has my full support, he will be a lot more careful when signing players in future.[/p][/quote]At last someone with a bit of perspective[/p][/quote]The wrong perspective . Can you name one good signing that Parkinson has made this season who's a match winner for us. Grey or McLean ?[/p][/quote]He signed Reach in on loan didnt he? shut your whinging[/p][/quote]PARKY REFUSED HIM!!.....It was only when Reid got injured that Reach,s agent contacted City again!. Parky was after some winger "Darn Sarth" and only took the kid on because he couldn't get the other deal sorted. THIS WAS NOT "PARKY" FINEST HOUR!![/p][/quote]You are a larf SHAUN...lets have your sources..even on the basis that it is true how do you know that the first player was not the better option. You will spin any rumour to suit your own twisted agenda. That post sums you up .[/p][/quote]I didn't realise it was a rumour!!...ANYWAY ...His Agent.[/p][/quote]Name please...and whats the relevance other than further evidence that you just want to bad mouth PP[/p][/quote]Come on Shaun...spill..i am sure the Agent and the Club will be delighted you brought this morsel to a wider audience[/p][/quote]You asked me? I answered!. Sorry if it isn't the answer you wanted!. shaun from richmond
  • Score: -5

5:33pm Wed 26 Mar 14

Olivermac says...

wakefieldbantam wrote:
Savethebulls wrote:
mrmuzzy wrote:
Parkinson out!!!!
Ridiculous ! Parkinson is the most honest and genuine manager this club has had in a very very long time.Staying up this season was a good season, being in top half would be an excellent season. Agree the performance was well off the mark and Andy Gray is not anywhere near what is needed. McLean has come in mid-season and was always going to struggle to hit the ground running this season. Stay positive - We need 8 points for safety - wins against Oldham & Crawley at home and draws at Coventry & home to Peterborough will do it but knowing City they will come back from Orient on Saturday with 3 points!
You are joking that is just blind optimism with no grounds for it whatsoever, I can't see us scoring at the moment let alone picking up 8 points, and knowing City as I do they will be set up totally defensive from the start against Orient hanging on for a 0-0. By the way I will be going to Orient and if we do get a draw it will be a bl**dy miracle but I will of course be pleased and we will then need another 5 points to be safe, I will get the prayer mat out because we are going to need all the luck in the world to stay up !!!
If they perform like they did at Shrewsbury on Sat which was worse than last night then Orient won't have a problem it's a case of how many defenders Parky lines up with that might just keep the goals down to a respectable level.
[quote][p][bold]wakefieldbantam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Savethebulls[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mrmuzzy[/bold] wrote: Parkinson out!!!![/p][/quote]Ridiculous ! Parkinson is the most honest and genuine manager this club has had in a very very long time.Staying up this season was a good season, being in top half would be an excellent season. Agree the performance was well off the mark and Andy Gray is not anywhere near what is needed. McLean has come in mid-season and was always going to struggle to hit the ground running this season. Stay positive - We need 8 points for safety - wins against Oldham & Crawley at home and draws at Coventry & home to Peterborough will do it but knowing City they will come back from Orient on Saturday with 3 points![/p][/quote]You are joking that is just blind optimism with no grounds for it whatsoever, I can't see us scoring at the moment let alone picking up 8 points, and knowing City as I do they will be set up totally defensive from the start against Orient hanging on for a 0-0. By the way I will be going to Orient and if we do get a draw it will be a bl**dy miracle but I will of course be pleased and we will then need another 5 points to be safe, I will get the prayer mat out because we are going to need all the luck in the world to stay up !!![/p][/quote]If they perform like they did at Shrewsbury on Sat which was worse than last night then Orient won't have a problem it's a case of how many defenders Parky lines up with that might just keep the goals down to a respectable level. Olivermac
  • Score: -2

5:33pm Wed 26 Mar 14

Pablo says...

Ignoring last night's performance, we've been going backwards for a while and it's evident team spirit has diminished. Is this due to the high wages McLean is rumoured to be on? The poor guy looks lost in our set up.

We lost our star man and the majority of the fee has been swallowed up by McLean's contract, the pay rise to Davies triggered by McLean's wage and the cost of fighting, and losing, the Stewart appeal. This will inevitably affect our summer recruiting.

In 1997 the calamitous signing of John McGinlay played a big part in Chris Kamara losing his job. If I were PP, I'd be very nervous right now.
Ignoring last night's performance, we've been going backwards for a while and it's evident team spirit has diminished. Is this due to the high wages McLean is rumoured to be on? The poor guy looks lost in our set up. We lost our star man and the majority of the fee has been swallowed up by McLean's contract, the pay rise to Davies triggered by McLean's wage and the cost of fighting, and losing, the Stewart appeal. This will inevitably affect our summer recruiting. In 1997 the calamitous signing of John McGinlay played a big part in Chris Kamara losing his job. If I were PP, I'd be very nervous right now. Pablo
  • Score: 0

5:55pm Wed 26 Mar 14

tinytoonster says...

i was going to say something but then i realised whats the point.
peter300 or his dollydaydream mate whisky would just shoot it down.
i 'll just say that tables don't lie and that will sum up parky at the end of the season and the goalscoring chart will show wether mclean was worth it.
thank god i was working last night!!
i was going to say something but then i realised whats the point. peter300 or his dollydaydream mate whisky would just shoot it down. i 'll just say that tables don't lie and that will sum up parky at the end of the season and the goalscoring chart will show wether mclean was worth it. thank god i was working last night!! tinytoonster
  • Score: -4

5:56pm Wed 26 Mar 14

Olivermac says...

bcfc1903 wrote:
We need quid a kid for the last three home games, move the away fans into the Midland Road stand and lets get Valley Parade rocking again. It may help so lets give it a go.
Never mind a Quid let them in for nothing
[quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: We need quid a kid for the last three home games, move the away fans into the Midland Road stand and lets get Valley Parade rocking again. It may help so lets give it a go.[/p][/quote]Never mind a Quid let them in for nothing Olivermac
  • Score: 0

6:13pm Wed 26 Mar 14

Victor Clayton says...

Just heard PP on radio Leeds blaming the players. True gent.
Just heard PP on radio Leeds blaming the players. True gent. Victor Clayton
  • Score: 3

6:33pm Wed 26 Mar 14

mrmuzzy says...

Why couldn't we sack parkinson?
Nottm forest have just sacked there manager.
sorry but parkinson has lost the plot!
Wouldn't it be better fetching somebody in till the end of the season?
Rather go down with a fight than watching this drivel week in week out!!!
Why couldn't we sack parkinson? Nottm forest have just sacked there manager. sorry but parkinson has lost the plot! Wouldn't it be better fetching somebody in till the end of the season? Rather go down with a fight than watching this drivel week in week out!!! mrmuzzy
  • Score: 0

7:09pm Wed 26 Mar 14

bcfc1903 says...

Olivermac wrote:
bcfc1903 wrote:
We need quid a kid for the last three home games, move the away fans into the Midland Road stand and lets get Valley Parade rocking again. It may help so lets give it a go.
Never mind a Quid let them in for nothing
Always liked Geoffrey Richmond's scheme of letting a kid in for quid with a paying adult although I do remember a game against Gillingham when it was free, can't see that happening again but what ever the scheme is it should be one that changes the dynamic of the ground by moving the away fans to the Midland Road stand and filling the Bradford End with BCFC fans.
[quote][p][bold]Olivermac[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: We need quid a kid for the last three home games, move the away fans into the Midland Road stand and lets get Valley Parade rocking again. It may help so lets give it a go.[/p][/quote]Never mind a Quid let them in for nothing[/p][/quote]Always liked Geoffrey Richmond's scheme of letting a kid in for quid with a paying adult although I do remember a game against Gillingham when it was free, can't see that happening again but what ever the scheme is it should be one that changes the dynamic of the ground by moving the away fans to the Midland Road stand and filling the Bradford End with BCFC fans. bcfc1903
  • Score: 7

7:23pm Wed 26 Mar 14

shaun from richmond says...

Victor Clayton wrote:
Just heard PP on radio Leeds blaming the players. True gent.
The "AGE of PARKY" is nearly over!!.
[quote][p][bold]Victor Clayton[/bold] wrote: Just heard PP on radio Leeds blaming the players. True gent.[/p][/quote]The "AGE of PARKY" is nearly over!!. shaun from richmond
  • Score: -9

7:38pm Wed 26 Mar 14

Pablo says...

shaun from richmond wrote:
Victor Clayton wrote:
Just heard PP on radio Leeds blaming the players. True gent.
The "AGE of PARKY" is nearly over!!.
Hi shaun. I've just been reading last night's report and comments on Width of a Post. The reporters tend to write comments that, maybe, Simon Parker shrinks from for diplomatic reasons (Simon didn't report Jones's strop last night, for example).

One comment related to the cost of getting rid of PP and his staff, which would be prohibitive.

If so, it looks like we may have to endure this dross for another season!
[quote][p][bold]shaun from richmond[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Victor Clayton[/bold] wrote: Just heard PP on radio Leeds blaming the players. True gent.[/p][/quote]The "AGE of PARKY" is nearly over!!.[/p][/quote]Hi shaun. I've just been reading last night's report and comments on Width of a Post. The reporters tend to write comments that, maybe, Simon Parker shrinks from for diplomatic reasons (Simon didn't report Jones's strop last night, for example). One comment related to the cost of getting rid of PP and his staff, which would be prohibitive. If so, it looks like we may have to endure this dross for another season! Pablo
  • Score: -4

9:22pm Wed 26 Mar 14

OLD BANTAM says...

Cheshire Bantam wrote:
whisky1 wrote:
Old Peculiar wrote:
Shocking performance, flat as a f@rt, but lets face the facts - there were injury issues, and the starting 11 was a long way from being first choice. Parky has definately made some mistakes ; McLean is not a goal scorer or a target man. And Andy Grey is a long time past his sell by date (if they were still playing now, they wouldn't have scored) so with those 2 up front, it was never going to be a goal fest, but we are now stuck with these players until their (big money) contracts are up. We're unlikley to be going down, and we knew this season would always be about consolidating our position in Div 1. Parky still has my full support, he will be a lot more careful when signing players in future.
At last someone with a bit of perspective
The wrong perspective . Can you name one good signing that Parkinson has made this season who's a match winner for us. Grey or McLean ?
Parkinson has made seven bad signings.GRAY.YEATES
.TAYLOR DE VITA. BATES.KENNEDY,and after seeing MC LEAN in the last three games that's seven .after the last two games the likes of yeates and de vevita must be bad if they can`t get in this team.
[quote][p][bold]Cheshire Bantam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]whisky1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Old Peculiar[/bold] wrote: Shocking performance, flat as a f@rt, but lets face the facts - there were injury issues, and the starting 11 was a long way from being first choice. Parky has definately made some mistakes ; McLean is not a goal scorer or a target man. And Andy Grey is a long time past his sell by date (if they were still playing now, they wouldn't have scored) so with those 2 up front, it was never going to be a goal fest, but we are now stuck with these players until their (big money) contracts are up. We're unlikley to be going down, and we knew this season would always be about consolidating our position in Div 1. Parky still has my full support, he will be a lot more careful when signing players in future.[/p][/quote]At last someone with a bit of perspective[/p][/quote]The wrong perspective . Can you name one good signing that Parkinson has made this season who's a match winner for us. Grey or McLean ?[/p][/quote]Parkinson has made seven bad signings.GRAY.YEATES .TAYLOR DE VITA. BATES.KENNEDY,and after seeing MC LEAN in the last three games that's seven .after the last two games the likes of yeates and de vevita must be bad if they can`t get in this team. OLD BANTAM
  • Score: 0

9:30pm Wed 26 Mar 14

TBS says...

I don't think Peter300 has a job, I think he just sits on here all day and picks at other peoples comments.
Last night was the worst home performance of the season. Even poorer than Tranmere and Notts County. The old git in front of me moaning- what a ****! I've paid good money to watch my team. I was looking forward to the game all morning and they don't even show up. I have every right to moan. If somebody was perpetually punching you in the face you wouldn't just stand there would you.
Bates is just atrocious, he is on par with Jason Gavin and Gareth Edds. McLaughlin has no voice nor distribution attributes. Bennett is weak and lightweight and Mclean couldn't hit a barn door. A big summer clearout is required and get rid of the dead wood such as Bates, Yates, Taylor, Mclaughlin, Mclean, De Vita, Gray- to name a few.
A big response is needed now against a decent Orient side. I have faith we will stay up, but we are making **** hard work of it!
I don't think Peter300 has a job, I think he just sits on here all day and picks at other peoples comments. Last night was the worst home performance of the season. Even poorer than Tranmere and Notts County. The old git in front of me moaning- what a ****! I've paid good money to watch my team. I was looking forward to the game all morning and they don't even show up. I have every right to moan. If somebody was perpetually punching you in the face you wouldn't just stand there would you. Bates is just atrocious, he is on par with Jason Gavin and Gareth Edds. McLaughlin has no voice nor distribution attributes. Bennett is weak and lightweight and Mclean couldn't hit a barn door. A big summer clearout is required and get rid of the dead wood such as Bates, Yates, Taylor, Mclaughlin, Mclean, De Vita, Gray- to name a few. A big response is needed now against a decent Orient side. I have faith we will stay up, but we are making **** hard work of it! TBS
  • Score: 1

9:33pm Wed 26 Mar 14

Baby Bantam says...

Always look on the bright side of life, do do..........do do..do do..doo doo
Always look on the bright side of life, do do..........do do..do do..doo doo Baby Bantam
  • Score: 2

12:45am Thu 27 Mar 14

Bradford1903 says...

I think as soon as we knew Hanson wasn't going to be fully fit, the game plan was to play for a point, at home, against a side that hadn't won in 10 games. Is it any wonder then why the players have turned in a completely lackluster performance.

If Hanson is so crucial to our game plan, which I agree he is, then why have we never signed someone who can fulfill that same role in the event he is injured. It's not as if big strikers are at a premium in the British game.
I think as soon as we knew Hanson wasn't going to be fully fit, the game plan was to play for a point, at home, against a side that hadn't won in 10 games. Is it any wonder then why the players have turned in a completely lackluster performance. If Hanson is so crucial to our game plan, which I agree he is, then why have we never signed someone who can fulfill that same role in the event he is injured. It's not as if big strikers are at a premium in the British game. Bradford1903
  • Score: 0

8:03am Thu 27 Mar 14

Michael Clayton says...

TBS wrote:
I don't think Peter300 has a job, I think he just sits on here all day and picks at other peoples comments. Last night was the worst home performance of the season. Even poorer than Tranmere and Notts County. The old git in front of me moaning- what a ****! I've paid good money to watch my team. I was looking forward to the game all morning and they don't even show up. I have every right to moan. If somebody was perpetually punching you in the face you wouldn't just stand there would you. Bates is just atrocious, he is on par with Jason Gavin and Gareth Edds. McLaughlin has no voice nor distribution attributes. Bennett is weak and lightweight and Mclean couldn't hit a barn door. A big summer clearout is required and get rid of the dead wood such as Bates, Yates, Taylor, Mclaughlin, Mclean, De Vita, Gray- to name a few. A big response is needed now against a decent Orient side. I have faith we will stay up, but we are making **** hard work of it!
Often, the only solution a critic offers is to rip it all up and start again. This is more or less what you are advocating.

The accusation is that Parky is riding on the back of last season. This is a fallacy. It is the punters that are making a comparison and setting the expectation bar too high.

In a sense, what I am saying is that if you take a punch on the nose (figure of speech) then you have probably deserved it.

No denying that things have not been going too well but it is better to take the rough with the smooth rather than reacting in the most extreme way.
[quote][p][bold]TBS[/bold] wrote: I don't think Peter300 has a job, I think he just sits on here all day and picks at other peoples comments. Last night was the worst home performance of the season. Even poorer than Tranmere and Notts County. The old git in front of me moaning- what a ****! I've paid good money to watch my team. I was looking forward to the game all morning and they don't even show up. I have every right to moan. If somebody was perpetually punching you in the face you wouldn't just stand there would you. Bates is just atrocious, he is on par with Jason Gavin and Gareth Edds. McLaughlin has no voice nor distribution attributes. Bennett is weak and lightweight and Mclean couldn't hit a barn door. A big summer clearout is required and get rid of the dead wood such as Bates, Yates, Taylor, Mclaughlin, Mclean, De Vita, Gray- to name a few. A big response is needed now against a decent Orient side. I have faith we will stay up, but we are making **** hard work of it![/p][/quote]Often, the only solution a critic offers is to rip it all up and start again. This is more or less what you are advocating. The accusation is that Parky is riding on the back of last season. This is a fallacy. It is the punters that are making a comparison and setting the expectation bar too high. In a sense, what I am saying is that if you take a punch on the nose (figure of speech) then you have probably deserved it. No denying that things have not been going too well but it is better to take the rough with the smooth rather than reacting in the most extreme way. Michael Clayton
  • Score: 0

8:16am Thu 27 Mar 14

macca1969 says...

For all if you blaming Mclean can you all remind me how many times he received the ball in a goal scoring position on Tuesday? How many chances did he actually miss? How many good balls he received inside the area or even outside the area. The whole team were rubbish, Reach and Jones were among the poorer players as both gave ball away and could not nail a two yard pass to a team mate. Poor team performance where nobody gets any credit so as usual the fans with blinkers blame the usual scapegoats
For all if you blaming Mclean can you all remind me how many times he received the ball in a goal scoring position on Tuesday? How many chances did he actually miss? How many good balls he received inside the area or even outside the area. The whole team were rubbish, Reach and Jones were among the poorer players as both gave ball away and could not nail a two yard pass to a team mate. Poor team performance where nobody gets any credit so as usual the fans with blinkers blame the usual scapegoats macca1969
  • Score: 1

9:34am Thu 27 Mar 14

Victor Clayton says...

macca1969 wrote:
For all if you blaming Mclean can you all remind me how many times he received the ball in a goal scoring position on Tuesday? How many chances did he actually miss? How many good balls he received inside the area or even outside the area. The whole team were rubbish, Reach and Jones were among the poorer players as both gave ball away and could not nail a two yard pass to a team mate. Poor team performance where nobody gets any credit so as usual the fans with blinkers blame the usual scapegoats
the bloke that sits behind me was constantly slagging Gray off. and then about 5 mins after Hanson came on he said "he is not getting any service".
[quote][p][bold]macca1969[/bold] wrote: For all if you blaming Mclean can you all remind me how many times he received the ball in a goal scoring position on Tuesday? How many chances did he actually miss? How many good balls he received inside the area or even outside the area. The whole team were rubbish, Reach and Jones were among the poorer players as both gave ball away and could not nail a two yard pass to a team mate. Poor team performance where nobody gets any credit so as usual the fans with blinkers blame the usual scapegoats[/p][/quote]the bloke that sits behind me was constantly slagging Gray off. and then about 5 mins after Hanson came on he said "he is not getting any service". Victor Clayton
  • Score: 0

10:13am Thu 27 Mar 14

macca1969 says...

Victor Clayton wrote:
macca1969 wrote:
For all if you blaming Mclean can you all remind me how many times he received the ball in a goal scoring position on Tuesday? How many chances did he actually miss? How many good balls he received inside the area or even outside the area. The whole team were rubbish, Reach and Jones were among the poorer players as both gave ball away and could not nail a two yard pass to a team mate. Poor team performance where nobody gets any credit so as usual the fans with blinkers blame the usual scapegoats
the bloke that sits behind me was constantly slagging Gray off. and then about 5 mins after Hanson came on he said "he is not getting any service".
That is the problem that parky needs to address. We need a better system of play and more creativity. It's not fair to blame any striker without any service.
[quote][p][bold]Victor Clayton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]macca1969[/bold] wrote: For all if you blaming Mclean can you all remind me how many times he received the ball in a goal scoring position on Tuesday? How many chances did he actually miss? How many good balls he received inside the area or even outside the area. The whole team were rubbish, Reach and Jones were among the poorer players as both gave ball away and could not nail a two yard pass to a team mate. Poor team performance where nobody gets any credit so as usual the fans with blinkers blame the usual scapegoats[/p][/quote]the bloke that sits behind me was constantly slagging Gray off. and then about 5 mins after Hanson came on he said "he is not getting any service".[/p][/quote]That is the problem that parky needs to address. We need a better system of play and more creativity. It's not fair to blame any striker without any service. macca1969
  • Score: 1

10:26am Thu 27 Mar 14

TBS says...

Michael Clayton wrote:
TBS wrote:
I don't think Peter300 has a job, I think he just sits on here all day and picks at other peoples comments. Last night was the worst home performance of the season. Even poorer than Tranmere and Notts County. The old git in front of me moaning- what a ****! I've paid good money to watch my team. I was looking forward to the game all morning and they don't even show up. I have every right to moan. If somebody was perpetually punching you in the face you wouldn't just stand there would you. Bates is just atrocious, he is on par with Jason Gavin and Gareth Edds. McLaughlin has no voice nor distribution attributes. Bennett is weak and lightweight and Mclean couldn't hit a barn door. A big summer clearout is required and get rid of the dead wood such as Bates, Yates, Taylor, Mclaughlin, Mclean, De Vita, Gray- to name a few. A big response is needed now against a decent Orient side. I have faith we will stay up, but we are making **** hard work of it!
Often, the only solution a critic offers is to rip it all up and start again. This is more or less what you are advocating.

The accusation is that Parky is riding on the back of last season. This is a fallacy. It is the punters that are making a comparison and setting the expectation bar too high.

In a sense, what I am saying is that if you take a punch on the nose (figure of speech) then you have probably deserved it.

No denying that things have not been going too well but it is better to take the rough with the smooth rather than reacting in the most extreme way.
I agree partly with what you are saying, but I don't feel that the expectation bar has been set too high at all. We are completely capable of competing in this league. It's Bradford City we're talking about here, not someone like Forest Green, Dagenham or Bury. We have had years of dross and finally we start to feel like we are turning a corner again and low and behold, we have a good season last year. We have only done the double of MK Dons this season. Most of the teams we have beaten at home, we have lost to away. There are a lot of questions that need answering (hopefully after we have stayed up). Rotherham (and as much as I can't stand them) are up there for a reason. They work hard and go all out to win. We need more fighting spirit in the camp and need to get the confidence back for that winning mentality!
[quote][p][bold]Michael Clayton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TBS[/bold] wrote: I don't think Peter300 has a job, I think he just sits on here all day and picks at other peoples comments. Last night was the worst home performance of the season. Even poorer than Tranmere and Notts County. The old git in front of me moaning- what a ****! I've paid good money to watch my team. I was looking forward to the game all morning and they don't even show up. I have every right to moan. If somebody was perpetually punching you in the face you wouldn't just stand there would you. Bates is just atrocious, he is on par with Jason Gavin and Gareth Edds. McLaughlin has no voice nor distribution attributes. Bennett is weak and lightweight and Mclean couldn't hit a barn door. A big summer clearout is required and get rid of the dead wood such as Bates, Yates, Taylor, Mclaughlin, Mclean, De Vita, Gray- to name a few. A big response is needed now against a decent Orient side. I have faith we will stay up, but we are making **** hard work of it![/p][/quote]Often, the only solution a critic offers is to rip it all up and start again. This is more or less what you are advocating. The accusation is that Parky is riding on the back of last season. This is a fallacy. It is the punters that are making a comparison and setting the expectation bar too high. In a sense, what I am saying is that if you take a punch on the nose (figure of speech) then you have probably deserved it. No denying that things have not been going too well but it is better to take the rough with the smooth rather than reacting in the most extreme way.[/p][/quote]I agree partly with what you are saying, but I don't feel that the expectation bar has been set too high at all. We are completely capable of competing in this league. It's Bradford City we're talking about here, not someone like Forest Green, Dagenham or Bury. We have had years of dross and finally we start to feel like we are turning a corner again and low and behold, we have a good season last year. We have only done the double of MK Dons this season. Most of the teams we have beaten at home, we have lost to away. There are a lot of questions that need answering (hopefully after we have stayed up). Rotherham (and as much as I can't stand them) are up there for a reason. They work hard and go all out to win. We need more fighting spirit in the camp and need to get the confidence back for that winning mentality! TBS
  • Score: 3

10:51am Thu 27 Mar 14

lawsonio123 says...

lawsonio123 wrote:
realcitygent wrote:
Old Peculiar wrote:
Shocking performance, flat as a f@rt, but lets face the facts - there were injury issues, and the starting 11 was a long way from being first choice. Parky has definately made some mistakes ; McLean is not a goal scorer or a target man. And Andy Grey is a long time past his sell by date (if they were still playing now, they wouldn't have scored) so with those 2 up front, it was never going to be a goal fest, but we are now stuck with these players until their (big money) contracts are up.
We're unlikley to be going down, and we knew this season would always be about consolidating our position in Div 1.
Parky still has my full support, he will be a lot more careful when signing players in future.
dont understand you saying he will be more careful in signing players in future ,how many players do we need to sign befor he get one right ,most of his signings this season are shocking ,or they are always injured ,even when he goes on about players ie atkinson saying he has great engine get forward a lot and scores goals so what does parky do puts him on bench if lucky ,now please tell me how you score goals from there ,the lad cant even get a game when we are been overrun in midfield most games ,has he now decided the lad not upto it ,same with dolan we are signing him at end of season so surely he should be bedding him in ,cant understand why we playing doyle when he doesnt look interested and leaving end season ,we need to stop living on last season getting to cup final thats history ,imo i dont think he would stillhave a job if we had not got there, funny thing on these quotes is nobody to say ought bad bout parky or you get minus score its a joke
Re your Quote about Phil Parkinson I have said He has brought these players to Valley Parade and he must stand or fall on his own actions for i agree we can no longer live in the past Atkinson is not been given a fair chance in my opinion but nether you or I manage City so we cannot see if there is any reason for this By the way i did not get a minus
Good God You are right I got a minus 5
[quote][p][bold]lawsonio123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]realcitygent[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Old Peculiar[/bold] wrote: Shocking performance, flat as a f@rt, but lets face the facts - there were injury issues, and the starting 11 was a long way from being first choice. Parky has definately made some mistakes ; McLean is not a goal scorer or a target man. And Andy Grey is a long time past his sell by date (if they were still playing now, they wouldn't have scored) so with those 2 up front, it was never going to be a goal fest, but we are now stuck with these players until their (big money) contracts are up. We're unlikley to be going down, and we knew this season would always be about consolidating our position in Div 1. Parky still has my full support, he will be a lot more careful when signing players in future.[/p][/quote]dont understand you saying he will be more careful in signing players in future ,how many players do we need to sign befor he get one right ,most of his signings this season are shocking ,or they are always injured ,even when he goes on about players ie atkinson saying he has great engine get forward a lot and scores goals so what does parky do puts him on bench if lucky ,now please tell me how you score goals from there ,the lad cant even get a game when we are been overrun in midfield most games ,has he now decided the lad not upto it ,same with dolan we are signing him at end of season so surely he should be bedding him in ,cant understand why we playing doyle when he doesnt look interested and leaving end season ,we need to stop living on last season getting to cup final thats history ,imo i dont think he would stillhave a job if we had not got there, funny thing on these quotes is nobody to say ought bad bout parky or you get minus score its a joke[/p][/quote]Re your Quote about Phil Parkinson I have said He has brought these players to Valley Parade and he must stand or fall on his own actions for i agree we can no longer live in the past Atkinson is not been given a fair chance in my opinion but nether you or I manage City so we cannot see if there is any reason for this By the way i did not get a minus[/p][/quote]Good God You are right I got a minus 5 lawsonio123
  • Score: -3

1:52pm Thu 27 Mar 14

Michael Clayton says...

TBS wrote:
Michael Clayton wrote:
TBS wrote: I don't think Peter300 has a job, I think he just sits on here all day and picks at other peoples comments. Last night was the worst home performance of the season. Even poorer than Tranmere and Notts County. The old git in front of me moaning- what a ****! I've paid good money to watch my team. I was looking forward to the game all morning and they don't even show up. I have every right to moan. If somebody was perpetually punching you in the face you wouldn't just stand there would you. Bates is just atrocious, he is on par with Jason Gavin and Gareth Edds. McLaughlin has no voice nor distribution attributes. Bennett is weak and lightweight and Mclean couldn't hit a barn door. A big summer clearout is required and get rid of the dead wood such as Bates, Yates, Taylor, Mclaughlin, Mclean, De Vita, Gray- to name a few. A big response is needed now against a decent Orient side. I have faith we will stay up, but we are making **** hard work of it!
Often, the only solution a critic offers is to rip it all up and start again. This is more or less what you are advocating. The accusation is that Parky is riding on the back of last season. This is a fallacy. It is the punters that are making a comparison and setting the expectation bar too high. In a sense, what I am saying is that if you take a punch on the nose (figure of speech) then you have probably deserved it. No denying that things have not been going too well but it is better to take the rough with the smooth rather than reacting in the most extreme way.
I agree partly with what you are saying, but I don't feel that the expectation bar has been set too high at all. We are completely capable of competing in this league. It's Bradford City we're talking about here, not someone like Forest Green, Dagenham or Bury. We have had years of dross and finally we start to feel like we are turning a corner again and low and behold, we have a good season last year. We have only done the double of MK Dons this season. Most of the teams we have beaten at home, we have lost to away. There are a lot of questions that need answering (hopefully after we have stayed up). Rotherham (and as much as I can't stand them) are up there for a reason. They work hard and go all out to win. We need more fighting spirit in the camp and need to get the confidence back for that winning mentality!
Please understand that I am not arguing for the sake of it but certain points need to be raised:-

1. Just because it is 'Bradford City; means absolutely nothing. This is an example of placing oneself on a pedestal; rather like a perplexed Manchester United fan.

2. Players from 2012-3 still under contract.

3. The standard of League One being much higher than anticipated.

4.. The Wells sale.

We are not as good as what we thought and hoped. The hysteria generated from last season has taken its toll.

The main hope is to get to the end of term without relegation. Given a summer break, the management team will have time to reflect on what has happened and take lessons where necessary.

Change for the sake of change is not the answer at this stage.
[quote][p][bold]TBS[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Michael Clayton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TBS[/bold] wrote: I don't think Peter300 has a job, I think he just sits on here all day and picks at other peoples comments. Last night was the worst home performance of the season. Even poorer than Tranmere and Notts County. The old git in front of me moaning- what a ****! I've paid good money to watch my team. I was looking forward to the game all morning and they don't even show up. I have every right to moan. If somebody was perpetually punching you in the face you wouldn't just stand there would you. Bates is just atrocious, he is on par with Jason Gavin and Gareth Edds. McLaughlin has no voice nor distribution attributes. Bennett is weak and lightweight and Mclean couldn't hit a barn door. A big summer clearout is required and get rid of the dead wood such as Bates, Yates, Taylor, Mclaughlin, Mclean, De Vita, Gray- to name a few. A big response is needed now against a decent Orient side. I have faith we will stay up, but we are making **** hard work of it![/p][/quote]Often, the only solution a critic offers is to rip it all up and start again. This is more or less what you are advocating. The accusation is that Parky is riding on the back of last season. This is a fallacy. It is the punters that are making a comparison and setting the expectation bar too high. In a sense, what I am saying is that if you take a punch on the nose (figure of speech) then you have probably deserved it. No denying that things have not been going too well but it is better to take the rough with the smooth rather than reacting in the most extreme way.[/p][/quote]I agree partly with what you are saying, but I don't feel that the expectation bar has been set too high at all. We are completely capable of competing in this league. It's Bradford City we're talking about here, not someone like Forest Green, Dagenham or Bury. We have had years of dross and finally we start to feel like we are turning a corner again and low and behold, we have a good season last year. We have only done the double of MK Dons this season. Most of the teams we have beaten at home, we have lost to away. There are a lot of questions that need answering (hopefully after we have stayed up). Rotherham (and as much as I can't stand them) are up there for a reason. They work hard and go all out to win. We need more fighting spirit in the camp and need to get the confidence back for that winning mentality![/p][/quote]Please understand that I am not arguing for the sake of it but certain points need to be raised:- 1. Just because it is 'Bradford City; means absolutely nothing. This is an example of placing oneself on a pedestal; rather like a perplexed Manchester United fan. 2. Players from 2012-3 still under contract. 3. The standard of League One being much higher than anticipated. 4.. The Wells sale. We are not as good as what we thought and hoped. The hysteria generated from last season has taken its toll. The main hope is to get to the end of term without relegation. Given a summer break, the management team will have time to reflect on what has happened and take lessons where necessary. Change for the sake of change is not the answer at this stage. Michael Clayton
  • Score: -1

4:58pm Thu 27 Mar 14

Victor Clayton says...

Michael Clayton wrote:
TBS wrote:
Michael Clayton wrote:
TBS wrote: I don't think Peter300 has a job, I think he just sits on here all day and picks at other peoples comments. Last night was the worst home performance of the season. Even poorer than Tranmere and Notts County. The old git in front of me moaning- what a ****! I've paid good money to watch my team. I was looking forward to the game all morning and they don't even show up. I have every right to moan. If somebody was perpetually punching you in the face you wouldn't just stand there would you. Bates is just atrocious, he is on par with Jason Gavin and Gareth Edds. McLaughlin has no voice nor distribution attributes. Bennett is weak and lightweight and Mclean couldn't hit a barn door. A big summer clearout is required and get rid of the dead wood such as Bates, Yates, Taylor, Mclaughlin, Mclean, De Vita, Gray- to name a few. A big response is needed now against a decent Orient side. I have faith we will stay up, but we are making **** hard work of it!
Often, the only solution a critic offers is to rip it all up and start again. This is more or less what you are advocating. The accusation is that Parky is riding on the back of last season. This is a fallacy. It is the punters that are making a comparison and setting the expectation bar too high. In a sense, what I am saying is that if you take a punch on the nose (figure of speech) then you have probably deserved it. No denying that things have not been going too well but it is better to take the rough with the smooth rather than reacting in the most extreme way.
I agree partly with what you are saying, but I don't feel that the expectation bar has been set too high at all. We are completely capable of competing in this league. It's Bradford City we're talking about here, not someone like Forest Green, Dagenham or Bury. We have had years of dross and finally we start to feel like we are turning a corner again and low and behold, we have a good season last year. We have only done the double of MK Dons this season. Most of the teams we have beaten at home, we have lost to away. There are a lot of questions that need answering (hopefully after we have stayed up). Rotherham (and as much as I can't stand them) are up there for a reason. They work hard and go all out to win. We need more fighting spirit in the camp and need to get the confidence back for that winning mentality!
Please understand that I am not arguing for the sake of it but certain points need to be raised:- 1. Just because it is 'Bradford City; means absolutely nothing. This is an example of placing oneself on a pedestal; rather like a perplexed Manchester United fan. 2. Players from 2012-3 still under contract. 3. The standard of League One being much higher than anticipated. 4.. The Wells sale. We are not as good as what we thought and hoped. The hysteria generated from last season has taken its toll. The main hope is to get to the end of term without relegation. Given a summer break, the management team will have time to reflect on what has happened and take lessons where necessary. Change for the sake of change is not the answer at this stage.
are you saying that the standard of league 1 is higher than PP anticipated?
[quote][p][bold]Michael Clayton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TBS[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Michael Clayton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TBS[/bold] wrote: I don't think Peter300 has a job, I think he just sits on here all day and picks at other peoples comments. Last night was the worst home performance of the season. Even poorer than Tranmere and Notts County. The old git in front of me moaning- what a ****! I've paid good money to watch my team. I was looking forward to the game all morning and they don't even show up. I have every right to moan. If somebody was perpetually punching you in the face you wouldn't just stand there would you. Bates is just atrocious, he is on par with Jason Gavin and Gareth Edds. McLaughlin has no voice nor distribution attributes. Bennett is weak and lightweight and Mclean couldn't hit a barn door. A big summer clearout is required and get rid of the dead wood such as Bates, Yates, Taylor, Mclaughlin, Mclean, De Vita, Gray- to name a few. A big response is needed now against a decent Orient side. I have faith we will stay up, but we are making **** hard work of it![/p][/quote]Often, the only solution a critic offers is to rip it all up and start again. This is more or less what you are advocating. The accusation is that Parky is riding on the back of last season. This is a fallacy. It is the punters that are making a comparison and setting the expectation bar too high. In a sense, what I am saying is that if you take a punch on the nose (figure of speech) then you have probably deserved it. No denying that things have not been going too well but it is better to take the rough with the smooth rather than reacting in the most extreme way.[/p][/quote]I agree partly with what you are saying, but I don't feel that the expectation bar has been set too high at all. We are completely capable of competing in this league. It's Bradford City we're talking about here, not someone like Forest Green, Dagenham or Bury. We have had years of dross and finally we start to feel like we are turning a corner again and low and behold, we have a good season last year. We have only done the double of MK Dons this season. Most of the teams we have beaten at home, we have lost to away. There are a lot of questions that need answering (hopefully after we have stayed up). Rotherham (and as much as I can't stand them) are up there for a reason. They work hard and go all out to win. We need more fighting spirit in the camp and need to get the confidence back for that winning mentality![/p][/quote]Please understand that I am not arguing for the sake of it but certain points need to be raised:- 1. Just because it is 'Bradford City; means absolutely nothing. This is an example of placing oneself on a pedestal; rather like a perplexed Manchester United fan. 2. Players from 2012-3 still under contract. 3. The standard of League One being much higher than anticipated. 4.. The Wells sale. We are not as good as what we thought and hoped. The hysteria generated from last season has taken its toll. The main hope is to get to the end of term without relegation. Given a summer break, the management team will have time to reflect on what has happened and take lessons where necessary. Change for the sake of change is not the answer at this stage.[/p][/quote]are you saying that the standard of league 1 is higher than PP anticipated? Victor Clayton
  • Score: 0

5:39pm Thu 27 Mar 14

tinytoonster says...

Michael Clayton wrote:
TBS wrote:
Michael Clayton wrote:
TBS wrote: I don't think Peter300 has a job, I think he just sits on here all day and picks at other peoples comments. Last night was the worst home performance of the season. Even poorer than Tranmere and Notts County. The old git in front of me moaning- what a ****! I've paid good money to watch my team. I was looking forward to the game all morning and they don't even show up. I have every right to moan. If somebody was perpetually punching you in the face you wouldn't just stand there would you. Bates is just atrocious, he is on par with Jason Gavin and Gareth Edds. McLaughlin has no voice nor distribution attributes. Bennett is weak and lightweight and Mclean couldn't hit a barn door. A big summer clearout is required and get rid of the dead wood such as Bates, Yates, Taylor, Mclaughlin, Mclean, De Vita, Gray- to name a few. A big response is needed now against a decent Orient side. I have faith we will stay up, but we are making **** hard work of it!
Often, the only solution a critic offers is to rip it all up and start again. This is more or less what you are advocating. The accusation is that Parky is riding on the back of last season. This is a fallacy. It is the punters that are making a comparison and setting the expectation bar too high. In a sense, what I am saying is that if you take a punch on the nose (figure of speech) then you have probably deserved it. No denying that things have not been going too well but it is better to take the rough with the smooth rather than reacting in the most extreme way.
I agree partly with what you are saying, but I don't feel that the expectation bar has been set too high at all. We are completely capable of competing in this league. It's Bradford City we're talking about here, not someone like Forest Green, Dagenham or Bury. We have had years of dross and finally we start to feel like we are turning a corner again and low and behold, we have a good season last year. We have only done the double of MK Dons this season. Most of the teams we have beaten at home, we have lost to away. There are a lot of questions that need answering (hopefully after we have stayed up). Rotherham (and as much as I can't stand them) are up there for a reason. They work hard and go all out to win. We need more fighting spirit in the camp and need to get the confidence back for that winning mentality!
Please understand that I am not arguing for the sake of it but certain points need to be raised:-

1. Just because it is 'Bradford City; means absolutely nothing. This is an example of placing oneself on a pedestal; rather like a perplexed Manchester United fan.

2. Players from 2012-3 still under contract.

3. The standard of League One being much higher than anticipated.

4.. The Wells sale.

We are not as good as what we thought and hoped. The hysteria generated from last season has taken its toll.

The main hope is to get to the end of term without relegation. Given a summer break, the management team will have time to reflect on what has happened and take lessons where necessary.

Change for the sake of change is not the answer at this stage.
i agree with most of that its just the way we play i do not like.
at home you should try to win and away obviously try not to lose.
we seem to try not to lose at home and this costs us points because the team mentality is wrong.
its all about team belief, parky must not instill confidence at home because the crowd back em every week.
[quote][p][bold]Michael Clayton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TBS[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Michael Clayton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TBS[/bold] wrote: I don't think Peter300 has a job, I think he just sits on here all day and picks at other peoples comments. Last night was the worst home performance of the season. Even poorer than Tranmere and Notts County. The old git in front of me moaning- what a ****! I've paid good money to watch my team. I was looking forward to the game all morning and they don't even show up. I have every right to moan. If somebody was perpetually punching you in the face you wouldn't just stand there would you. Bates is just atrocious, he is on par with Jason Gavin and Gareth Edds. McLaughlin has no voice nor distribution attributes. Bennett is weak and lightweight and Mclean couldn't hit a barn door. A big summer clearout is required and get rid of the dead wood such as Bates, Yates, Taylor, Mclaughlin, Mclean, De Vita, Gray- to name a few. A big response is needed now against a decent Orient side. I have faith we will stay up, but we are making **** hard work of it![/p][/quote]Often, the only solution a critic offers is to rip it all up and start again. This is more or less what you are advocating. The accusation is that Parky is riding on the back of last season. This is a fallacy. It is the punters that are making a comparison and setting the expectation bar too high. In a sense, what I am saying is that if you take a punch on the nose (figure of speech) then you have probably deserved it. No denying that things have not been going too well but it is better to take the rough with the smooth rather than reacting in the most extreme way.[/p][/quote]I agree partly with what you are saying, but I don't feel that the expectation bar has been set too high at all. We are completely capable of competing in this league. It's Bradford City we're talking about here, not someone like Forest Green, Dagenham or Bury. We have had years of dross and finally we start to feel like we are turning a corner again and low and behold, we have a good season last year. We have only done the double of MK Dons this season. Most of the teams we have beaten at home, we have lost to away. There are a lot of questions that need answering (hopefully after we have stayed up). Rotherham (and as much as I can't stand them) are up there for a reason. They work hard and go all out to win. We need more fighting spirit in the camp and need to get the confidence back for that winning mentality![/p][/quote]Please understand that I am not arguing for the sake of it but certain points need to be raised:- 1. Just because it is 'Bradford City; means absolutely nothing. This is an example of placing oneself on a pedestal; rather like a perplexed Manchester United fan. 2. Players from 2012-3 still under contract. 3. The standard of League One being much higher than anticipated. 4.. The Wells sale. We are not as good as what we thought and hoped. The hysteria generated from last season has taken its toll. The main hope is to get to the end of term without relegation. Given a summer break, the management team will have time to reflect on what has happened and take lessons where necessary. Change for the sake of change is not the answer at this stage.[/p][/quote]i agree with most of that its just the way we play i do not like. at home you should try to win and away obviously try not to lose. we seem to try not to lose at home and this costs us points because the team mentality is wrong. its all about team belief, parky must not instill confidence at home because the crowd back em every week. tinytoonster
  • Score: 1

7:56am Fri 28 Mar 14

Michael Clayton says...

Victor Clayton wrote:
Michael Clayton wrote:
TBS wrote:
Michael Clayton wrote:
TBS wrote: I don't think Peter300 has a job, I think he just sits on here all day and picks at other peoples comments. Last night was the worst home performance of the season. Even poorer than Tranmere and Notts County. The old git in front of me moaning- what a ****! I've paid good money to watch my team. I was looking forward to the game all morning and they don't even show up. I have every right to moan. If somebody was perpetually punching you in the face you wouldn't just stand there would you. Bates is just atrocious, he is on par with Jason Gavin and Gareth Edds. McLaughlin has no voice nor distribution attributes. Bennett is weak and lightweight and Mclean couldn't hit a barn door. A big summer clearout is required and get rid of the dead wood such as Bates, Yates, Taylor, Mclaughlin, Mclean, De Vita, Gray- to name a few. A big response is needed now against a decent Orient side. I have faith we will stay up, but we are making **** hard work of it!
Often, the only solution a critic offers is to rip it all up and start again. This is more or less what you are advocating. The accusation is that Parky is riding on the back of last season. This is a fallacy. It is the punters that are making a comparison and setting the expectation bar too high. In a sense, what I am saying is that if you take a punch on the nose (figure of speech) then you have probably deserved it. No denying that things have not been going too well but it is better to take the rough with the smooth rather than reacting in the most extreme way.
I agree partly with what you are saying, but I don't feel that the expectation bar has been set too high at all. We are completely capable of competing in this league. It's Bradford City we're talking about here, not someone like Forest Green, Dagenham or Bury. We have had years of dross and finally we start to feel like we are turning a corner again and low and behold, we have a good season last year. We have only done the double of MK Dons this season. Most of the teams we have beaten at home, we have lost to away. There are a lot of questions that need answering (hopefully after we have stayed up). Rotherham (and as much as I can't stand them) are up there for a reason. They work hard and go all out to win. We need more fighting spirit in the camp and need to get the confidence back for that winning mentality!
Please understand that I am not arguing for the sake of it but certain points need to be raised:- 1. Just because it is 'Bradford City; means absolutely nothing. This is an example of placing oneself on a pedestal; rather like a perplexed Manchester United fan. 2. Players from 2012-3 still under contract. 3. The standard of League One being much higher than anticipated. 4.. The Wells sale. We are not as good as what we thought and hoped. The hysteria generated from last season has taken its toll. The main hope is to get to the end of term without relegation. Given a summer break, the management team will have time to reflect on what has happened and take lessons where necessary. Change for the sake of change is not the answer at this stage.
are you saying that the standard of league 1 is higher than PP anticipated?
Yes and I think we all did.
[quote][p][bold]Victor Clayton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Michael Clayton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TBS[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Michael Clayton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TBS[/bold] wrote: I don't think Peter300 has a job, I think he just sits on here all day and picks at other peoples comments. Last night was the worst home performance of the season. Even poorer than Tranmere and Notts County. The old git in front of me moaning- what a ****! I've paid good money to watch my team. I was looking forward to the game all morning and they don't even show up. I have every right to moan. If somebody was perpetually punching you in the face you wouldn't just stand there would you. Bates is just atrocious, he is on par with Jason Gavin and Gareth Edds. McLaughlin has no voice nor distribution attributes. Bennett is weak and lightweight and Mclean couldn't hit a barn door. A big summer clearout is required and get rid of the dead wood such as Bates, Yates, Taylor, Mclaughlin, Mclean, De Vita, Gray- to name a few. A big response is needed now against a decent Orient side. I have faith we will stay up, but we are making **** hard work of it![/p][/quote]Often, the only solution a critic offers is to rip it all up and start again. This is more or less what you are advocating. The accusation is that Parky is riding on the back of last season. This is a fallacy. It is the punters that are making a comparison and setting the expectation bar too high. In a sense, what I am saying is that if you take a punch on the nose (figure of speech) then you have probably deserved it. No denying that things have not been going too well but it is better to take the rough with the smooth rather than reacting in the most extreme way.[/p][/quote]I agree partly with what you are saying, but I don't feel that the expectation bar has been set too high at all. We are completely capable of competing in this league. It's Bradford City we're talking about here, not someone like Forest Green, Dagenham or Bury. We have had years of dross and finally we start to feel like we are turning a corner again and low and behold, we have a good season last year. We have only done the double of MK Dons this season. Most of the teams we have beaten at home, we have lost to away. There are a lot of questions that need answering (hopefully after we have stayed up). Rotherham (and as much as I can't stand them) are up there for a reason. They work hard and go all out to win. We need more fighting spirit in the camp and need to get the confidence back for that winning mentality![/p][/quote]Please understand that I am not arguing for the sake of it but certain points need to be raised:- 1. Just because it is 'Bradford City; means absolutely nothing. This is an example of placing oneself on a pedestal; rather like a perplexed Manchester United fan. 2. Players from 2012-3 still under contract. 3. The standard of League One being much higher than anticipated. 4.. The Wells sale. We are not as good as what we thought and hoped. The hysteria generated from last season has taken its toll. The main hope is to get to the end of term without relegation. Given a summer break, the management team will have time to reflect on what has happened and take lessons where necessary. Change for the sake of change is not the answer at this stage.[/p][/quote]are you saying that the standard of league 1 is higher than PP anticipated?[/p][/quote]Yes and I think we all did. Michael Clayton
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