Non-league trio impress

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: James Hanson has progressed well since stepping up to the professional ranks James Hanson has progressed well since stepping up to the professional ranks

City will scour the non-league market again to seek out more unheralded signings, Julian Rhodes has promised.

The joint-chairman has highlighted the progress of former part-timers James Hanson, Scott Neilson and Steve Williams.

The transfer window reopens for business on Friday and, while Stuart McCall may look for more experience to provide an immediate short-term boost, Rhodes has not ruled out looking further down the pyramid again.

He said: “Stuart did his homework and has brought in the right players and it will be an avenue we look to go down again in the future. It’s been successful so far so of course we will keep trying it.

“Credit to Stuart for coaching the lads we’ve got from non-league because I don’t think anyone expected them to do as well as they have.

“I remember the Barnet chairman identifying our three best players down there. They were Hanson, Williams and Neilson.

“He wouldn’t believe me when I told him that one was stacking shelves three months ago, one was a hairdresser and the other was a plumber.

“The good thing is these lads are getting experience.

“They’ve had a taste of pro football and they really want it. I’m sure James doesn’t want to go back to working in a supermarket.

“They are all under contract for at least next season, so let’s see where they are at then.”

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2:59pm Tue 29 Dec 09

ricky says...

just been informed by my dad who just got his and my season ticket we have sold over 5000 tickets so not bad considering we have alot of doom merchants who follow the club
just been informed by my dad who just got his and my season ticket we have sold over 5000 tickets so not bad considering we have alot of doom merchants who follow the club ricky
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3:12pm Tue 29 Dec 09

lonniejockstrap says...

James Hanson is a Season and a Half away from Championship level football if he keeps improving and maturing at the rate he has been doing this Season. He wastes very little posession and scores goals or has efforts blocked and cleared off the line from the majority of chances he is given. Lets hope he's still with us when playing at a higher level.
James Hanson is a Season and a Half away from Championship level football if he keeps improving and maturing at the rate he has been doing this Season. He wastes very little posession and scores goals or has efforts blocked and cleared off the line from the majority of chances he is given. Lets hope he's still with us when playing at a higher level. lonniejockstrap
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3:13pm Tue 29 Dec 09

Bcfc Boyz On Tour says...

ricky wrote:
just been informed by my dad who just got his and my season ticket we have sold over 5000 tickets so not bad considering we have alot of doom merchants who follow the club
They were sold before yesterdays game ricky,
And judging bye the performance yesterday i think thats all they will sell. maybe i am a doom and gloom person but that the story with bradford city. so untill that changes i wouldnt change, all i want for bradford city is good football and a good few seasons, but were not getting that..
[quote][p][bold]ricky[/bold] wrote: just been informed by my dad who just got his and my season ticket we have sold over 5000 tickets so not bad considering we have alot of doom merchants who follow the club[/p][/quote]They were sold before yesterdays game ricky, And judging bye the performance yesterday i think thats all they will sell. maybe i am a doom and gloom person but that the story with bradford city. so untill that changes i wouldnt change, all i want for bradford city is good football and a good few seasons, but were not getting that.. Bcfc Boyz On Tour
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3:21pm Tue 29 Dec 09

ricky says...

Bcfc Boyz On Tour wrote:
ricky wrote: just been informed by my dad who just got his and my season ticket we have sold over 5000 tickets so not bad considering we have alot of doom merchants who follow the club
They were sold before yesterdays game ricky, And judging bye the performance yesterday i think thats all they will sell. maybe i am a doom and gloom person but that the story with bradford city. so untill that changes i wouldnt change, all i want for bradford city is good football and a good few seasons, but were not getting that..
we had sold 4130 at opening time yesterday according to city own website my father was down at ticket office at 2 30 today and was informed city had sold 800+ since then and by the time the deal runs out they are expecting near the 6000 mark
[quote][p][bold]Bcfc Boyz On Tour[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ricky[/bold] wrote: just been informed by my dad who just got his and my season ticket we have sold over 5000 tickets so not bad considering we have alot of doom merchants who follow the club[/p][/quote]They were sold before yesterdays game ricky, And judging bye the performance yesterday i think thats all they will sell. maybe i am a doom and gloom person but that the story with bradford city. so untill that changes i wouldnt change, all i want for bradford city is good football and a good few seasons, but were not getting that..[/p][/quote]we had sold 4130 at opening time yesterday according to city own website my father was down at ticket office at 2 30 today and was informed city had sold 800+ since then and by the time the deal runs out they are expecting near the 6000 mark ricky
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4:44pm Tue 29 Dec 09

giveover says...

Hanson could well be playing at a higher level but im afraid it wont be with our lot unless someone takes the bull by the horns and sorts this club out.
Hanson could well be playing at a higher level but im afraid it wont be with our lot unless someone takes the bull by the horns and sorts this club out. giveover
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5:05pm Tue 29 Dec 09

Farsley XI says...

What did our chairman say about McCall acquisition of the non-league players
He said: “Stuart did his homework and has brought in the right players and it will be an avenue we look to go down again in the future. It’s been successful so far so of course we will keep trying it.
“Credit to Stuart for coaching the lads we’ve got from non-league because I don’t think anyone expected them to do as well as they have.
“I remember the Barnet chairman identifying our three best players down there. They were Hanson, Williams and Neilson.
“He wouldn’t believe me when I told him that one was stacking shelves three months ago, one was a hairdresser and the other was a plumber.
“The good thing is these lads are getting experience.
This comment from the chairman will stick in the throats of the moaners who slag off McCall coaching skills, stick to the X-box lads leave the decision making to the professionals.
Nearly forgot Shaun Out
What did our chairman say about McCall acquisition of the non-league players He said: “Stuart did his homework and has brought in the right players and it will be an avenue we look to go down again in the future. It’s been successful so far so of course we will keep trying it. “Credit to Stuart for coaching the lads we’ve got from non-league because I don’t think anyone expected them to do as well as they have. “I remember the Barnet chairman identifying our three best players down there. They were Hanson, Williams and Neilson. “He wouldn’t believe me when I told him that one was stacking shelves three months ago, one was a hairdresser and the other was a plumber. “The good thing is these lads are getting experience. This comment from the chairman will stick in the throats of the moaners who slag off McCall coaching skills, stick to the X-box lads leave the decision making to the professionals. Nearly forgot Shaun Out Farsley XI
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7:23pm Tue 29 Dec 09

giveover says...

Farsley XI wrote:
What did our chairman say about McCall acquisition of the non-league players He said: “Stuart did his homework and has brought in the right players and it will be an avenue we look to go down again in the future. It’s been successful so far so of course we will keep trying it. “Credit to Stuart for coaching the lads we’ve got from non-league because I don’t think anyone expected them to do as well as they have. “I remember the Barnet chairman identifying our three best players down there. They were Hanson, Williams and Neilson. “He wouldn’t believe me when I told him that one was stacking shelves three months ago, one was a hairdresser and the other was a plumber. “The good thing is these lads are getting experience. This comment from the chairman will stick in the throats of the moaners who slag off McCall coaching skills, stick to the X-box lads leave the decision making to the professionals. Nearly forgot Shaun Out
Professionals,is someone coming in then?
[quote][p][bold]Farsley XI[/bold] wrote: What did our chairman say about McCall acquisition of the non-league players He said: “Stuart did his homework and has brought in the right players and it will be an avenue we look to go down again in the future. It’s been successful so far so of course we will keep trying it. “Credit to Stuart for coaching the lads we’ve got from non-league because I don’t think anyone expected them to do as well as they have. “I remember the Barnet chairman identifying our three best players down there. They were Hanson, Williams and Neilson. “He wouldn’t believe me when I told him that one was stacking shelves three months ago, one was a hairdresser and the other was a plumber. “The good thing is these lads are getting experience. This comment from the chairman will stick in the throats of the moaners who slag off McCall coaching skills, stick to the X-box lads leave the decision making to the professionals. Nearly forgot Shaun Out[/p][/quote]Professionals,is someone coming in then? giveover
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12:26am Wed 30 Dec 09

neverthetwain says...

Stuart sort the defence out and get Amjad Iqbal from Avenue. The hungarian coach of Pakistan rates him higher than Zesh Rehman and so do many others.
Stuart sort the defence out and get Amjad Iqbal from Avenue. The hungarian coach of Pakistan rates him higher than Zesh Rehman and so do many others. neverthetwain
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12:35pm Wed 30 Dec 09

waynus71 says...

neverthetwain wrote:
Stuart sort the defence out and get Amjad Iqbal from Avenue. The hungarian coach of Pakistan rates him higher than Zesh Rehman and so do many others.
I have mentioned him as a possible good signing a few times myself. Seen him play and he looks quality, albeit never at League2 level.
[quote][p][bold]neverthetwain[/bold] wrote: Stuart sort the defence out and get Amjad Iqbal from Avenue. The hungarian coach of Pakistan rates him higher than Zesh Rehman and so do many others.[/p][/quote]I have mentioned him as a possible good signing a few times myself. Seen him play and he looks quality, albeit never at League2 level. waynus71
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12:41pm Wed 30 Dec 09

waynus71 says...

Farsley XI wrote:
What did our chairman say about McCall acquisition of the non-league players He said: “Stuart did his homework and has brought in the right players and it will be an avenue we look to go down again in the future. It’s been successful so far so of course we will keep trying it. “Credit to Stuart for coaching the lads we’ve got from non-league because I don’t think anyone expected them to do as well as they have. “I remember the Barnet chairman identifying our three best players down there. They were Hanson, Williams and Neilson. “He wouldn’t believe me when I told him that one was stacking shelves three months ago, one was a hairdresser and the other was a plumber. “The good thing is these lads are getting experience. This comment from the chairman will stick in the throats of the moaners who slag off McCall coaching skills, stick to the X-box lads leave the decision making to the professionals. Nearly forgot Shaun Out
'Farsley', as Meatloaf once sang, "You took the words right out of my mouth"!

Personally, I don't think we are playing that badly. We have had two very poor games (County & Dale)m but overall, we have been playing pretty well. The only problem is we make one or two key errors and they have been costing us. Not just in defence, but up front too.

If McCall can bring in a commanding keeper, a defender that can lead the line better than Zesh and a striker that can finish chances, we won't be far away come May.

All three of the non-league trio have done well, but are still learning and will make mistakes. Doesn't everyone all in professions learn from mistakes?

Hanson flicks on instead of holding up or shooting. Williams tries to find a pass instead of finding touch and Neilson takes on one man too many. We find these mistakes acceptable, but when McCall makes the wrong substitution, we can't wait to have a go.

UNBELIEVABLE!!!
[quote][p][bold]Farsley XI[/bold] wrote: What did our chairman say about McCall acquisition of the non-league players He said: “Stuart did his homework and has brought in the right players and it will be an avenue we look to go down again in the future. It’s been successful so far so of course we will keep trying it. “Credit to Stuart for coaching the lads we’ve got from non-league because I don’t think anyone expected them to do as well as they have. “I remember the Barnet chairman identifying our three best players down there. They were Hanson, Williams and Neilson. “He wouldn’t believe me when I told him that one was stacking shelves three months ago, one was a hairdresser and the other was a plumber. “The good thing is these lads are getting experience. This comment from the chairman will stick in the throats of the moaners who slag off McCall coaching skills, stick to the X-box lads leave the decision making to the professionals. Nearly forgot Shaun Out[/p][/quote]'Farsley', as Meatloaf once sang, "You took the words right out of my mouth"! Personally, I don't think we are playing that badly. We have had two very poor games (County & Dale)m but overall, we have been playing pretty well. The only problem is we make one or two key errors and they have been costing us. Not just in defence, but up front too. If McCall can bring in a commanding keeper, a defender that can lead the line better than Zesh and a striker that can finish chances, we won't be far away come May. All three of the non-league trio have done well, but are still learning and will make mistakes. Doesn't everyone all in professions learn from mistakes? Hanson flicks on instead of holding up or shooting. Williams tries to find a pass instead of finding touch and Neilson takes on one man too many. We find these mistakes acceptable, but when McCall makes the wrong substitution, we can't wait to have a go. UNBELIEVABLE!!! waynus71
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2:34pm Wed 30 Dec 09

Farsley XI says...

I wear my rose tinted glasses with pride and believe in McCall’s ability as a Manager. No one on this forum can say what the arrangements were with Hudders and City regarding Easty, he was a fair keeper with potential but did cost us some games. For week posters have been calling for his head and to send him packing now you have what you want. Some suggest Easty was here for financial reasons, this would explain why he was played every possible occasion. Bearing that in mind this would have some impact on McCall’s team selection. We have some very positive supporters on this forum who understand football and what happens within clubs. So of us have seen City teams being built from scratch before and understand it takes time, this current squad is the most exciting team for years, yes it does need some additions but we have the nucleus of a good team, it’s not a team for today it’s a team for the future. With over 5,400 season tickets sold it would appear that most fans are happy with what’s going on. I would suggest all the negative McCall haters are in the minority, should have gone to specsavers for some rose tinted glasses, the view from mine is positive.
Shaun Out
I wear my rose tinted glasses with pride and believe in McCall’s ability as a Manager. No one on this forum can say what the arrangements were with Hudders and City regarding Easty, he was a fair keeper with potential but did cost us some games. For week posters have been calling for his head and to send him packing now you have what you want. Some suggest Easty was here for financial reasons, this would explain why he was played every possible occasion. Bearing that in mind this would have some impact on McCall’s team selection. We have some very positive supporters on this forum who understand football and what happens within clubs. So of us have seen City teams being built from scratch before and understand it takes time, this current squad is the most exciting team for years, yes it does need some additions but we have the nucleus of a good team, it’s not a team for today it’s a team for the future. With over 5,400 season tickets sold it would appear that most fans are happy with what’s going on. I would suggest all the negative McCall haters are in the minority, should have gone to specsavers for some rose tinted glasses, the view from mine is positive. Shaun Out Farsley XI
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10:49am Thu 31 Dec 09

cookie_brighton says...

stu mc......im in my 50s and available to play for city......non league lmfao
stu mc......im in my 50s and available to play for city......non league lmfao cookie_brighton
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10:52am Thu 31 Dec 09

cookie_brighton says...

and i have a good coach in one of my drinking buddies...........ex chelsea/brighton....
....teddy maybank lol
and i have a good coach in one of my drinking buddies...........ex chelsea/brighton.... ....teddy maybank lol cookie_brighton
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