It's payback time for Bullock

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Lee Bullock has taken a pay cut after missing much of last season with a serious knee injury Lee Bullock has taken a pay cut after missing much of last season with a serious knee injury

Lee Bullock did not think twice about accepting a City pay cut, insisting: I owe THEM.

The combative midfielder signed a new one-year deal at Valley Parade on less money than last term but maintains the drop in wages was never an issue.

Having missed much of last season due to a serious knee injury, Bullock has taken the refreshing stance of believing he is actually still in debt to the club.

“There’s been a lot reported about pay cuts and all this carry on,” said the former York battler.

“But I missed three-and-a-half months of the season, so in a way I need to give a bit back.

“It was an unfortunate, rubbish and horrible injury but these things happen and the club still have to pay you while you’re doing nothing.

“They looked after me and I’m more than happy to pay them back.”

Indeed, Bullock says he would have gone public sooner had circumstances been different.

He explained: “It was never in doubt I was going to sign again. As soon as the manager offered me a new contract, I told him I wanted to stay.

“It’s just he went away on holiday, then I got married and went away on honeymoon, so it couldn’t be announced for a few weeks. From the moment he told me though, I was always on board.

“When you play in the lower divisions like we do, there’s no better place than Bradford City to be playing your football and I can’t wait for it all to start up again.”

Newly-wed Bullock will swap the sunshine bliss of the Maldives and the Indian Ocean for some lung-busting training in Apperley Bridge’s less glamorous surroundings next week as pre-season kicks off.

But he is eager to get his fitness built up and fire into 2009-10 after being crocked for much of last term.

Bullock, 28, caught his studs in the turf at Shrewsbury last September, tearing knee ligaments and being sidelined until January.

He found it tough winning his place back in the starting line-up upon his return, although he did finish the campaign strongly.

And Bullock wore the captain’s armband on the final day at Chesterfield, a sign of the respect Stuart McCall holds for him.

He recalled: “It was quite a bad injury. Even though I was saying I was back fit, it did take a lot out of me and it wasn’t until that last month when I got back in the side that I felt strong again.

“Now I’m looking forward to getting a full pre-season under my belt and getting back to work. We’ve signed a few new players, kept a few of the others on and it’s all exciting.”

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7:43am Wed 24 Jun 09

bradford mad 1 says...

Is that all you can come up with about city? get something better about city.
Is that all you can come up with about city? get something better about city. bradford mad 1

7:59am Wed 24 Jun 09

bradford mad 1 says...

Pawel Abbott Signing for us according to the Darlo messageboard. http://www.rivals.ne
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106&clubId=30

Pawel Abbott Signing for us according to the Darlo messageboard. http://www.rivals.ne t/forum/pgePosts...= 106&clubId=30 bradford mad 1

8:19am Wed 24 Jun 09

Bantamspaul says...

Much as I would like to see Abbott at VP I would be utterly astounded if it actually happened............
unless they want to take Boulding in a swap deal? (I made the last bit up)
Much as I would like to see Abbott at VP I would be utterly astounded if it actually happened............ unless they want to take Boulding in a swap deal? (I made the last bit up) Bantamspaul

8:31am Wed 24 Jun 09

CAPSlock says...

Whoooopie, the Darlington MESSAGEboard says that Abbott is signing for us.

Last season our Messageboard said we were signing Kevin Phillips.

Im annoyed with the T&A for not reporting that.

What the hell do you expect them to talk about over pre-season! They can only write about the club if there are ANY noises coming from the club.

As far as I can see, the T&A has reported every noise the club has made this summer.

On another note, it's nice to see some commitment, well done Bully.
Whoooopie, the Darlington MESSAGEboard says that Abbott is signing for us. Last season our Messageboard said we were signing Kevin Phillips. Im annoyed with the T&A for not reporting that. What the hell do you expect them to talk about over pre-season! They can only write about the club if there are ANY noises coming from the club. As far as I can see, the T&A has reported every noise the club has made this summer. On another note, it's nice to see some commitment, well done Bully. CAPSlock

8:33am Wed 24 Jun 09

thecitygentuk says...

@ Bradford mad - What a completely pointless post. I think its refreshing in this day and age. If the rest of the squad had that attitude, we'd be alot better off
@ Bradford mad - What a completely pointless post. I think its refreshing in this day and age. If the rest of the squad had that attitude, we'd be alot better off thecitygentuk

8:56am Wed 24 Jun 09

ABBantam says...

I agree with citygentuk. I would like to see more of the squad with this attitude, in particular Chris Brandon. He made a big deal of how he was signing for the club he has always supported last year and I feel its time to put his money where his mouth is and offer to take a pay cut. I like the noises Bully is making and wish him all the best for the new season as vice-captain, supporting Rehman as captain
I agree with citygentuk. I would like to see more of the squad with this attitude, in particular Chris Brandon. He made a big deal of how he was signing for the club he has always supported last year and I feel its time to put his money where his mouth is and offer to take a pay cut. I like the noises Bully is making and wish him all the best for the new season as vice-captain, supporting Rehman as captain ABBantam

9:44am Wed 24 Jun 09

joecolbeck4england says...

ABBantam wrote:
I agree with citygentuk. I would like to see more of the squad with this attitude, in particular Chris Brandon. He made a big deal of how he was signing for the club he has always supported last year and I feel its time to put his money where his mouth is and offer to take a pay cut. I like the noises Bully is making and wish him all the best for the new season as vice-captain, supporting Rehman as captain
Totally agree with this post. Rehman for captain and Bully as vice for me.

Some on here don't rate Bully, but he can do a job sitting in the hole and letting an attacking midfielder do his work. Has we have missed out on Law and likely to miss out on Furman, are we likely to play Brandon in the attacking midfielder role? That is where Town fans claim he plays his best football.

As for rumours, let's not forget that that is all they are....rumours. They can be exciting, but we shouldn't read everything into them. Only a couple of days ago, Darlo's message boards were full of Burgmeier to join City etc. He left them yesterday but went back to him homeland. Now Darlo are linking us with Abbott! We also heard us being linked with Lee Hughes, but I can't see that happening either. I have read somewhere that Carbone was seen at City as well. Well, some rumours are more believable than others.

That said, Macclesfield's message boards linked us with signing Evans way before it was announced. Rumours CAN be true, but most need to be taken with a pinch of salt.
[quote][p][bold]ABBantam[/bold] wrote: I agree with citygentuk. I would like to see more of the squad with this attitude, in particular Chris Brandon. He made a big deal of how he was signing for the club he has always supported last year and I feel its time to put his money where his mouth is and offer to take a pay cut. I like the noises Bully is making and wish him all the best for the new season as vice-captain, supporting Rehman as captain[/p][/quote]Totally agree with this post. Rehman for captain and Bully as vice for me. Some on here don't rate Bully, but he can do a job sitting in the hole and letting an attacking midfielder do his work. Has we have missed out on Law and likely to miss out on Furman, are we likely to play Brandon in the attacking midfielder role? That is where Town fans claim he plays his best football. As for rumours, let's not forget that that is all they are....rumours. They can be exciting, but we shouldn't read everything into them. Only a couple of days ago, Darlo's message boards were full of Burgmeier to join City etc. He left them yesterday but went back to him homeland. Now Darlo are linking us with Abbott! We also heard us being linked with Lee Hughes, but I can't see that happening either. I have read somewhere that Carbone was seen at City as well. Well, some rumours are more believable than others. That said, Macclesfield's message boards linked us with signing Evans way before it was announced. Rumours CAN be true, but most need to be taken with a pinch of salt. joecolbeck4england

10:08am Wed 24 Jun 09

TirNaNog says...

bradford mad 1 when I went to the Bosnia v Slovakia game I noticed the number had worn off the back of my seat. Keep it to yourself though!
bradford mad 1 when I went to the Bosnia v Slovakia game I noticed the number had worn off the back of my seat. Keep it to yourself though! TirNaNog

10:09am Wed 24 Jun 09

gspot says...

i'm not bully's biggest fan but after reading articles like this all you can can do is well done, top attitide and good luck!!!

as for abbott i'd be surprised but him and thorne would be deadly in my opinion provided they get service....splash the cash Lawn n Rhodes it would be worth it.

what a comment about bullock about they is only one plce to play int he lower leagues - couldn't agree more!!!
i'm not bully's biggest fan but after reading articles like this all you can can do is well done, top attitide and good luck!!! as for abbott i'd be surprised but him and thorne would be deadly in my opinion provided they get service....splash the cash Lawn n Rhodes it would be worth it. what a comment about bullock about they is only one plce to play int he lower leagues - couldn't agree more!!! gspot

10:19am Wed 24 Jun 09

Nash says...

you gotta love the pre season rumour mill. As for Carbone- Would love to see him for City again but think its very very unlikely. Wahat would his salary be. Even for his age he must still demand a few grand which City just can't afford. Unless we have more money then where letting on. It was sadi that big earners would have to go before anyone came in. However we've signed Rehamn who wont be on chepa wages although he's taken a cut, we've signed Ramsden when right back wasnt a particular essential postion with Arnison and Bateson in the squad. Also we appear to have paid a transfer fee for Evans. All this when we havent got rid of Lee, McClaren, Boulding, Brandon yet.

I just hope we are assuming that these players will leave. I wouldnt be surprised if they were happy to sit in the reserves whilst getting paid mre then most in league 2. Its like trying to sell a house for the same price you paid for it a year or two ago. Not happening. No one will offer these players the same wages so our hands are tied. Lets hope if they do stay they fight for a place and give City what we should have got from them last season. Drive and commitment
you gotta love the pre season rumour mill. As for Carbone- Would love to see him for City again but think its very very unlikely. Wahat would his salary be. Even for his age he must still demand a few grand which City just can't afford. Unless we have more money then where letting on. It was sadi that big earners would have to go before anyone came in. However we've signed Rehamn who wont be on chepa wages although he's taken a cut, we've signed Ramsden when right back wasnt a particular essential postion with Arnison and Bateson in the squad. Also we appear to have paid a transfer fee for Evans. All this when we havent got rid of Lee, McClaren, Boulding, Brandon yet. I just hope we are assuming that these players will leave. I wouldnt be surprised if they were happy to sit in the reserves whilst getting paid mre then most in league 2. Its like trying to sell a house for the same price you paid for it a year or two ago. Not happening. No one will offer these players the same wages so our hands are tied. Lets hope if they do stay they fight for a place and give City what we should have got from them last season. Drive and commitment Nash

10:19am Wed 24 Jun 09

DonPedro says...

SKY SPORTS TRANSFER CLOCKWATCH

10.07 Rangers youngster Dean Furman is still to sign a new deal at Ibrox as he craves regular first-team football next season.
SKY SPORTS TRANSFER CLOCKWATCH 10.07 Rangers youngster Dean Furman is still to sign a new deal at Ibrox as he craves regular first-team football next season. DonPedro

10:27am Wed 24 Jun 09

DonPedro says...

FULL ARTICLE:

Rangers youngster Dean Furman is still to sign a new deal at Ibrox as he craves regular first-team football next season.

The 21-year-old midfielder is out of contract this summer but has been offered fresh terms to extend his stay with the Scottish Premier League champions.

Having spent last season away from the club on a season-long loan with Bradford, Furman does not want to spend next term in the Gers' reserves.

Bantams boss Stuart McCall recently admitted defeat in his bid to sign Furman on a permanent deal, claiming clubs higher up the English league rankings were interested in his services.

Furman believes his future will be resolved in the coming fortnight and will only commit to a club where he is confident of being involved regularly.

"I'm out of contract. There's an offer on the table from Rangers but as yet I've not accepted it. So much is up in the air at the moment but hopefully in the next couple of weeks things will become clearer," he told the Daily Record.
Best option

"I'm looking at my best option. I absolutely loved my time at Bradford and it was disappointing the last few weeks of the season went downhill after we'd been in the play-off spot for most of the campaign.

"Regular football was the big thing. It was senior football as opposed to reserve outings. It was the next step in my career and it has made me a better player.

"I want to be somewhere I can get the chance to play every week because the past season has given me a sniff of that level and I've loved it.

"Rangers are a different level but I feel I can handle the pressure of playing in front of 50,000 fans every week.

"My best option is to go where I can get the chance to play and hopefully over the next couple of weeks that can be resolved."
FULL ARTICLE: Rangers youngster Dean Furman is still to sign a new deal at Ibrox as he craves regular first-team football next season. The 21-year-old midfielder is out of contract this summer but has been offered fresh terms to extend his stay with the Scottish Premier League champions. Having spent last season away from the club on a season-long loan with Bradford, Furman does not want to spend next term in the Gers' reserves. Bantams boss Stuart McCall recently admitted defeat in his bid to sign Furman on a permanent deal, claiming clubs higher up the English league rankings were interested in his services. Furman believes his future will be resolved in the coming fortnight and will only commit to a club where he is confident of being involved regularly. "I'm out of contract. There's an offer on the table from Rangers but as yet I've not accepted it. So much is up in the air at the moment but hopefully in the next couple of weeks things will become clearer," he told the Daily Record. Best option "I'm looking at my best option. I absolutely loved my time at Bradford and it was disappointing the last few weeks of the season went downhill after we'd been in the play-off spot for most of the campaign. "Regular football was the big thing. It was senior football as opposed to reserve outings. It was the next step in my career and it has made me a better player. "I want to be somewhere I can get the chance to play every week because the past season has given me a sniff of that level and I've loved it. "Rangers are a different level but I feel I can handle the pressure of playing in front of 50,000 fans every week. "My best option is to go where I can get the chance to play and hopefully over the next couple of weeks that can be resolved." DonPedro

12:34pm Wed 24 Jun 09

gspot says...

DonPedro wrote:
FULL ARTICLE: Rangers youngster Dean Furman is still to sign a new deal at Ibrox as he craves regular first-team football next season. The 21-year-old midfielder is out of contract this summer but has been offered fresh terms to extend his stay with the Scottish Premier League champions. Having spent last season away from the club on a season-long loan with Bradford, Furman does not want to spend next term in the Gers' reserves. Bantams boss Stuart McCall recently admitted defeat in his bid to sign Furman on a permanent deal, claiming clubs higher up the English league rankings were interested in his services. Furman believes his future will be resolved in the coming fortnight and will only commit to a club where he is confident of being involved regularly. "I'm out of contract. There's an offer on the table from Rangers but as yet I've not accepted it. So much is up in the air at the moment but hopefully in the next couple of weeks things will become clearer," he told the Daily Record. Best option "I'm looking at my best option. I absolutely loved my time at Bradford and it was disappointing the last few weeks of the season went downhill after we'd been in the play-off spot for most of the campaign. "Regular football was the big thing. It was senior football as opposed to reserve outings. It was the next step in my career and it has made me a better player. "I want to be somewhere I can get the chance to play every week because the past season has given me a sniff of that level and I've loved it. "Rangers are a different level but I feel I can handle the pressure of playing in front of 50,000 fans every week. "My best option is to go where I can get the chance to play and hopefully over the next couple of weeks that can be resolved."
...if he says '"My best option is to go where I can get the chance to play and hopefully over the next couple of weeks that can be resolved' ...then surely they is only one place to go?? I dont want to come across as a totally biast city fan but i do genuinely believe we can do everything required to make him even better, maybe even etter then McGod was himself??? If that was to be the case then surely his carerr, lifestyle, future earnings would take care of themselve!!!
[quote][p][bold]DonPedro[/bold] wrote: FULL ARTICLE: Rangers youngster Dean Furman is still to sign a new deal at Ibrox as he craves regular first-team football next season. The 21-year-old midfielder is out of contract this summer but has been offered fresh terms to extend his stay with the Scottish Premier League champions. Having spent last season away from the club on a season-long loan with Bradford, Furman does not want to spend next term in the Gers' reserves. Bantams boss Stuart McCall recently admitted defeat in his bid to sign Furman on a permanent deal, claiming clubs higher up the English league rankings were interested in his services. Furman believes his future will be resolved in the coming fortnight and will only commit to a club where he is confident of being involved regularly. "I'm out of contract. There's an offer on the table from Rangers but as yet I've not accepted it. So much is up in the air at the moment but hopefully in the next couple of weeks things will become clearer," he told the Daily Record. Best option "I'm looking at my best option. I absolutely loved my time at Bradford and it was disappointing the last few weeks of the season went downhill after we'd been in the play-off spot for most of the campaign. "Regular football was the big thing. It was senior football as opposed to reserve outings. It was the next step in my career and it has made me a better player. "I want to be somewhere I can get the chance to play every week because the past season has given me a sniff of that level and I've loved it. "Rangers are a different level but I feel I can handle the pressure of playing in front of 50,000 fans every week. "My best option is to go where I can get the chance to play and hopefully over the next couple of weeks that can be resolved."[/p][/quote]...if he says '"My best option is to go where I can get the chance to play and hopefully over the next couple of weeks that can be resolved' ...then surely they is only one place to go?? I dont want to come across as a totally biast city fan but i do genuinely believe we can do everything required to make him even better, maybe even etter then McGod was himself??? If that was to be the case then surely his carerr, lifestyle, future earnings would take care of themselve!!! gspot

12:52pm Wed 24 Jun 09

i wish i was as fast as joe says...

DonPedro wrote:
FULL ARTICLE: Rangers youngster Dean Furman is still to sign a new deal at Ibrox as he craves regular first-team football next season. The 21-year-old midfielder is out of contract this summer but has been offered fresh terms to extend his stay with the Scottish Premier League champions. Having spent last season away from the club on a season-long loan with Bradford, Furman does not want to spend next term in the Gers' reserves. Bantams boss Stuart McCall recently admitted defeat in his bid to sign Furman on a permanent deal, claiming clubs higher up the English league rankings were interested in his services. Furman believes his future will be resolved in the coming fortnight and will only commit to a club where he is confident of being involved regularly. "I'm out of contract. There's an offer on the table from Rangers but as yet I've not accepted it. So much is up in the air at the moment but hopefully in the next couple of weeks things will become clearer," he told the Daily Record. Best option "I'm looking at my best option. I absolutely loved my time at Bradford and it was disappointing the last few weeks of the season went downhill after we'd been in the play-off spot for most of the campaign. "Regular football was the big thing. It was senior football as opposed to reserve outings. It was the next step in my career and it has made me a better player. "I want to be somewhere I can get the chance to play every week because the past season has given me a sniff of that level and I've loved it. "Rangers are a different level but I feel I can handle the pressure of playing in front of 50,000 fans every week. "My best option is to go where I can get the chance to play and hopefully over the next couple of weeks that can be resolved."
His best option for first team fotty is to come to us i hope on hope that he isen't getting a big head by say he can handle 50'000 just thought that was a bit to big headed but wat do i no
[quote][p][bold]DonPedro[/bold] wrote: FULL ARTICLE: Rangers youngster Dean Furman is still to sign a new deal at Ibrox as he craves regular first-team football next season. The 21-year-old midfielder is out of contract this summer but has been offered fresh terms to extend his stay with the Scottish Premier League champions. Having spent last season away from the club on a season-long loan with Bradford, Furman does not want to spend next term in the Gers' reserves. Bantams boss Stuart McCall recently admitted defeat in his bid to sign Furman on a permanent deal, claiming clubs higher up the English league rankings were interested in his services. Furman believes his future will be resolved in the coming fortnight and will only commit to a club where he is confident of being involved regularly. "I'm out of contract. There's an offer on the table from Rangers but as yet I've not accepted it. So much is up in the air at the moment but hopefully in the next couple of weeks things will become clearer," he told the Daily Record. Best option "I'm looking at my best option. I absolutely loved my time at Bradford and it was disappointing the last few weeks of the season went downhill after we'd been in the play-off spot for most of the campaign. "Regular football was the big thing. It was senior football as opposed to reserve outings. It was the next step in my career and it has made me a better player. "I want to be somewhere I can get the chance to play every week because the past season has given me a sniff of that level and I've loved it. "Rangers are a different level but I feel I can handle the pressure of playing in front of 50,000 fans every week. "My best option is to go where I can get the chance to play and hopefully over the next couple of weeks that can be resolved."[/p][/quote]His best option for first team fotty is to come to us i hope on hope that he isen't getting a big head by say he can handle 50'000 just thought that was a bit to big headed but wat do i no i wish i was as fast as joe

1:04pm Wed 24 Jun 09

jb bantam says...

Bullock is at best a conference player , he may be tall but ive not seen anything to suggest he is one of the two we need in central midfield , clumsy tackling and no pace and his inability has been exposed time and time again when he was fit.

To have signed Matt Clarke and to even consider playing him at centre back is a joke , the guy has great ariel ability but put the ball on the floor and he turns into coco the clown , doesnt inspire confidence and the close season was McCall's big chance to get rid of him and Lee and replace both centre backs.

I agree if Rehmann is used at CB he will be a great signing but to pair him with Clarke the problems he had this season will just repeat themselves again , opposition running at Clarke and having a field day.

With Ramsden and right back we have a good solid and aggressive player , OB on the left gives us much needed pace which has been lacking since Daley's injury and the final piece of the defensive jigsaw was surely to get a decent young loan keeper and a young energetic centre half , someone like Moncur who when played at CB was excellent.

I just worry with McCall considering playing Clarke and Bullock in two key positions next season it will be another mid table finish at best.

In other positions I would love to see City sign Liam Hatch , still available and sure we can meet his wage demands , if not Furman a young loan player from higher division who is mobile and able to get forward and a pacy winger until Daley comes back , I personally think a loan winger for first few months of season would be ideal until Daley comes back into the frame.

Colbeck should be fully fit after hit and miss patch when coming back from injury but guess a lot rides of getting rid of McClaren / Lee & the Boulding brothers.

Bullock is at best a conference player , he may be tall but ive not seen anything to suggest he is one of the two we need in central midfield , clumsy tackling and no pace and his inability has been exposed time and time again when he was fit. To have signed Matt Clarke and to even consider playing him at centre back is a joke , the guy has great ariel ability but put the ball on the floor and he turns into coco the clown , doesnt inspire confidence and the close season was McCall's big chance to get rid of him and Lee and replace both centre backs. I agree if Rehmann is used at CB he will be a great signing but to pair him with Clarke the problems he had this season will just repeat themselves again , opposition running at Clarke and having a field day. With Ramsden and right back we have a good solid and aggressive player , OB on the left gives us much needed pace which has been lacking since Daley's injury and the final piece of the defensive jigsaw was surely to get a decent young loan keeper and a young energetic centre half , someone like Moncur who when played at CB was excellent. I just worry with McCall considering playing Clarke and Bullock in two key positions next season it will be another mid table finish at best. In other positions I would love to see City sign Liam Hatch , still available and sure we can meet his wage demands , if not Furman a young loan player from higher division who is mobile and able to get forward and a pacy winger until Daley comes back , I personally think a loan winger for first few months of season would be ideal until Daley comes back into the frame. Colbeck should be fully fit after hit and miss patch when coming back from injury but guess a lot rides of getting rid of McClaren / Lee & the Boulding brothers. jb bantam

1:17pm Wed 24 Jun 09

probes67 says...

I have seen on the Huddersfield Examiner website that Both Bradford and Barnet are tussling over a player called Malvin Kamara, a 25 year old winger who is out of contract. He was out on loan at Grimsby last season, not sure how many he scored but I kept seeing his name crop up with Conlon amongst the goals.
I have seen on the Huddersfield Examiner website that Both Bradford and Barnet are tussling over a player called Malvin Kamara, a 25 year old winger who is out of contract. He was out on loan at Grimsby last season, not sure how many he scored but I kept seeing his name crop up with Conlon amongst the goals. probes67

1:53pm Wed 24 Jun 09

joecolbeck4england says...

probes67 wrote:
I have seen on the Huddersfield Examiner website that Both Bradford and Barnet are tussling over a player called Malvin Kamara, a 25 year old winger who is out of contract. He was out on loan at Grimsby last season, not sure how many he scored but I kept seeing his name crop up with Conlon amongst the goals.
I'm not doubting the story, but you are way off the mark in terms of seeing his name a lot.

He was a regular for Town during the 2007/08 season, but joined Grimsby last September on loan. He played just twice for them before going back to the Gayfarm. On his return, he played just once for the first team (3 appearances in all for him during 2008/09).

If he was any good, I am sure Lincoln would be sniffing around as he was highly rated by Jacko.
[quote][p][bold]probes67[/bold] wrote: I have seen on the Huddersfield Examiner website that Both Bradford and Barnet are tussling over a player called Malvin Kamara, a 25 year old winger who is out of contract. He was out on loan at Grimsby last season, not sure how many he scored but I kept seeing his name crop up with Conlon amongst the goals. [/p][/quote]I'm not doubting the story, but you are way off the mark in terms of seeing his name a lot. He was a regular for Town during the 2007/08 season, but joined Grimsby last September on loan. He played just twice for them before going back to the Gayfarm. On his return, he played just once for the first team (3 appearances in all for him during 2008/09). If he was any good, I am sure Lincoln would be sniffing around as he was highly rated by Jacko. joecolbeck4england

1:59pm Wed 24 Jun 09

joecolbeck4england says...

joecolbeck4england wrote:
probes67 wrote: I have seen on the Huddersfield Examiner website that Both Bradford and Barnet are tussling over a player called Malvin Kamara, a 25 year old winger who is out of contract. He was out on loan at Grimsby last season, not sure how many he scored but I kept seeing his name crop up with Conlon amongst the goals.
I'm not doubting the story, but you are way off the mark in terms of seeing his name a lot. He was a regular for Town during the 2007/08 season, but joined Grimsby last September on loan. He played just twice for them before going back to the Gayfarm. On his return, he played just once for the first team (3 appearances in all for him during 2008/09). If he was any good, I am sure Lincoln would be sniffing around as he was highly rated by Jacko.
Sorry - it was Andy Ritchie that rated Kamara highly, NOT Jacko.
[quote][p][bold]joecolbeck4england[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]probes67[/bold] wrote: I have seen on the Huddersfield Examiner website that Both Bradford and Barnet are tussling over a player called Malvin Kamara, a 25 year old winger who is out of contract. He was out on loan at Grimsby last season, not sure how many he scored but I kept seeing his name crop up with Conlon amongst the goals. [/p][/quote]I'm not doubting the story, but you are way off the mark in terms of seeing his name a lot. He was a regular for Town during the 2007/08 season, but joined Grimsby last September on loan. He played just twice for them before going back to the Gayfarm. On his return, he played just once for the first team (3 appearances in all for him during 2008/09). If he was any good, I am sure Lincoln would be sniffing around as he was highly rated by Jacko.[/p][/quote]Sorry - it was Andy Ritchie that rated Kamara highly, NOT Jacko. joecolbeck4england

3:53pm Wed 24 Jun 09

waynebantamwdk says...

That Malvin Kamara is supposed to be half decent,he played 50 games for town in the 2007-2008 season,but he didnt get on well with stan tennant, so he was loned out to Grimsby, he only played 2 matches due to him having 2 knee injuries
That Malvin Kamara is supposed to be half decent,he played 50 games for town in the 2007-2008 season,but he didnt get on well with stan tennant, so he was loned out to Grimsby, he only played 2 matches due to him having 2 knee injuries waynebantamwdk

5:25pm Wed 24 Jun 09

RememberBlackpool says...

No, no, no, no...!!!
Malvin Kamara is shocking - he falls over at the slightest touch, can't tackle and was so bad at Town that the physio refused to treat him on the pitch after yet another supposed injury.
I sincerely hope SM is not looking at him, as he will add nothing to the Bantams - even Grimsby thought he was rubbish!
No, no, no, no...!!! Malvin Kamara is shocking - he falls over at the slightest touch, can't tackle and was so bad at Town that the physio refused to treat him on the pitch after yet another supposed injury. I sincerely hope SM is not looking at him, as he will add nothing to the Bantams - even Grimsby thought he was rubbish! RememberBlackpool

11:04pm Wed 24 Jun 09

my mate dave loves leeds says...

joecolbeck4england wrote:
probes67 wrote: I have seen on the Huddersfield Examiner website that Both Bradford and Barnet are tussling over a player called Malvin Kamara, a 25 year old winger who is out of contract. He was out on loan at Grimsby last season, not sure how many he scored but I kept seeing his name crop up with Conlon amongst the goals.
I'm not doubting the story, but you are way off the mark in terms of seeing his name a lot. He was a regular for Town during the 2007/08 season, but joined Grimsby last September on loan. He played just twice for them before going back to the Gayfarm. On his return, he played just once for the first team (3 appearances in all for him during 2008/09). If he was any good, I am sure Lincoln would be sniffing around as he was highly rated by Jacko.
I see the user name has changed waynus but the same wikipedia fact file hasn't!
[quote][p][bold]joecolbeck4england[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]probes67[/bold] wrote: I have seen on the Huddersfield Examiner website that Both Bradford and Barnet are tussling over a player called Malvin Kamara, a 25 year old winger who is out of contract. He was out on loan at Grimsby last season, not sure how many he scored but I kept seeing his name crop up with Conlon amongst the goals. [/p][/quote]I'm not doubting the story, but you are way off the mark in terms of seeing his name a lot. He was a regular for Town during the 2007/08 season, but joined Grimsby last September on loan. He played just twice for them before going back to the Gayfarm. On his return, he played just once for the first team (3 appearances in all for him during 2008/09). If he was any good, I am sure Lincoln would be sniffing around as he was highly rated by Jacko.[/p][/quote]I see the user name has changed waynus but the same wikipedia fact file hasn't! my mate dave loves leeds

1:12am Thu 25 Jun 09

joecolbeck4england says...

jb bantam wrote:
Bullock is at best a conference player , he may be tall but ive not seen anything to suggest he is one of the two we need in central midfield , clumsy tackling and no pace and his inability has been exposed time and time again when he was fit.

To have signed Matt Clarke and to even consider playing him at centre back is a joke , the guy has great ariel ability but put the ball on the floor and he turns into coco the clown , doesnt inspire confidence and the close season was McCall's big chance to get rid of him and Lee and replace both centre backs.

I agree if Rehmann is used at CB he will be a great signing but to pair him with Clarke the problems he had this season will just repeat themselves again , opposition running at Clarke and having a field day.

With Ramsden and right back we have a good solid and aggressive player , OB on the left gives us much needed pace which has been lacking since Daley's injury and the final piece of the defensive jigsaw was surely to get a decent young loan keeper and a young energetic centre half , someone like Moncur who when played at CB was excellent.

I just worry with McCall considering playing Clarke and Bullock in two key positions next season it will be another mid table finish at best.

In other positions I would love to see City sign Liam Hatch , still available and sure we can meet his wage demands , if not Furman a young loan player from higher division who is mobile and able to get forward and a pacy winger until Daley comes back , I personally think a loan winger for first few months of season would be ideal until Daley comes back into the frame.

Colbeck should be fully fit after hit and miss patch when coming back from injury but guess a lot rides of getting rid of McClaren / Lee & the Boulding brothers.

Unfortunately, Hatch isn't still available. After impressing several teams last season on loan, he has decided to join the mighty.....Luton Town!!

"Former loan striker Liam Hatch has joined newly relegated Luton Town.

The Peterborough United player joins up with the hatters on a season long loan deal with a view to making the move permanent at the end of the season.

It's a strange move for the 27 year old who realistically could fair well in league one never mind the Blue Square Premiership. Luton boss Mick Harford told their official website "We've trailed him for a long time. He's had success where ever he's been and it's fantastic that we've got him Negotiations have been ongoing for several months and we've got the option to sign him permanently."

"To beat off competition from clubs in the upper half of League One for a player of Liam Hatch's quality shows the ambition and attraction that Luton have".

I just can't get over the fact that a conference club snapped up a kid like this with enormous potential.
[quote][p][bold]jb bantam[/bold] wrote: Bullock is at best a conference player , he may be tall but ive not seen anything to suggest he is one of the two we need in central midfield , clumsy tackling and no pace and his inability has been exposed time and time again when he was fit. To have signed Matt Clarke and to even consider playing him at centre back is a joke , the guy has great ariel ability but put the ball on the floor and he turns into coco the clown , doesnt inspire confidence and the close season was McCall's big chance to get rid of him and Lee and replace both centre backs. I agree if Rehmann is used at CB he will be a great signing but to pair him with Clarke the problems he had this season will just repeat themselves again , opposition running at Clarke and having a field day. With Ramsden and right back we have a good solid and aggressive player , OB on the left gives us much needed pace which has been lacking since Daley's injury and the final piece of the defensive jigsaw was surely to get a decent young loan keeper and a young energetic centre half , someone like Moncur who when played at CB was excellent. I just worry with McCall considering playing Clarke and Bullock in two key positions next season it will be another mid table finish at best. In other positions I would love to see City sign Liam Hatch , still available and sure we can meet his wage demands , if not Furman a young loan player from higher division who is mobile and able to get forward and a pacy winger until Daley comes back , I personally think a loan winger for first few months of season would be ideal until Daley comes back into the frame. Colbeck should be fully fit after hit and miss patch when coming back from injury but guess a lot rides of getting rid of McClaren / Lee & the Boulding brothers. [/p][/quote]Unfortunately, Hatch isn't still available. After impressing several teams last season on loan, he has decided to join the mighty.....Luton Town!! "Former loan striker Liam Hatch has joined newly relegated Luton Town. The Peterborough United player joins up with the hatters on a season long loan deal with a view to making the move permanent at the end of the season. It's a strange move for the 27 year old who realistically could fair well in league one never mind the Blue Square Premiership. Luton boss Mick Harford told their official website "We've trailed him for a long time. He's had success where ever he's been and it's fantastic that we've got him Negotiations have been ongoing for several months and we've got the option to sign him permanently." "To beat off competition from clubs in the upper half of League One for a player of Liam Hatch's quality shows the ambition and attraction that Luton have". I just can't get over the fact that a conference club snapped up a kid like this with enormous potential. joecolbeck4england

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