Rory McArdle becomes Bradford City's second summer signing

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Rory McArdle in action against City while at Rochdale Rory McArdle in action against City while at Rochdale

Rory McArdle has become City’s second summer signing after being handed a two-year deal at Valley Parade.

The Sheffield-born defender was a free agent after his contract at Aberdeen expired and his arrival follows the permanent signing of fellow centre-back Andrew Davies.

McArdle, 25, began his career at Sheffield Wednesday but made his name at Rochdale before moving to Pittodrie two years ago.

He said: "Once I heard about the opportunity to come here, I jumped at the chance."

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4:16pm Wed 6 Jun 12

huggy b says...

Another decent signing. Keep it up City!
Another decent signing. Keep it up City! huggy b

4:32pm Wed 6 Jun 12

northyorksbantam says...

Seems like a decent signing although I don't know a great deal about him, anybody else?.

Just wonder whether as City have gone all out to get him signed up against other clubs, and considering we already have Branston and Williams for now at least, means Oliver may have indicated he is trying to get a club elsewhere
Seems like a decent signing although I don't know a great deal about him, anybody else?. Just wonder whether as City have gone all out to get him signed up against other clubs, and considering we already have Branston and Williams for now at least, means Oliver may have indicated he is trying to get a club elsewhere northyorksbantam

4:46pm Wed 6 Jun 12

JamesRobertshaw says...

Hope we play 3 at the back formation now, really don't see the point in a left and right back, they never get forward and don't seem to stop crosses coming in.
Hope we play 3 at the back formation now, really don't see the point in a left and right back, they never get forward and don't seem to stop crosses coming in. JamesRobertshaw

5:54pm Wed 6 Jun 12

Nickloza says...

Seems the Dons fans liked him, I don't know much about him here's an interesting link http://boards.footym
ad.net/forum.php?tno
=4&fid=27&sty=2&act=
1&mid=2114706633
Seems the Dons fans liked him, I don't know much about him here's an interesting link http://boards.footym ad.net/forum.php?tno =4&fid=27&sty=2&act= 1&mid=2114706633 Nickloza

6:47pm Wed 6 Jun 12

onefaith says...

fantastic signing 4 city....have heard bout rory for a few yrs....played well at rochdale...but need to start getting names the fans know n need sum quality strikers
fantastic signing 4 city....have heard bout rory for a few yrs....played well at rochdale...but need to start getting names the fans know n need sum quality strikers onefaith

7:24pm Wed 6 Jun 12

prince35 says...

An experianced pro who can play right across the back four.
Ive seen him play for aberdeen on espn coverage very strong in air and very pacy for a big man.
Is he a replacement for oliver or to go along side davies, oliver, branston?.
An experianced pro who can play right across the back four. Ive seen him play for aberdeen on espn coverage very strong in air and very pacy for a big man. Is he a replacement for oliver or to go along side davies, oliver, branston?. prince35

8:53pm Wed 6 Jun 12

Thee Voice of Reason says...

Up by Christmas eh Nickolza.
Up by Christmas eh Nickolza. Thee Voice of Reason

9:05pm Wed 6 Jun 12

Prisoner Cell Block A says...

We sign a current international who has just finished in the SPL and we need to sign names 'fans know'!!
Who in particular seeing as you are making a point of it? Once again what should be heralded is dissected. Badly.
We sign a current international who has just finished in the SPL and we need to sign names 'fans know'!! Who in particular seeing as you are making a point of it? Once again what should be heralded is dissected. Badly. Prisoner Cell Block A

9:31pm Wed 6 Jun 12

balbrigganfc says...

As previously predicted City would make more sensational signings, more to come...

Come on you Bantams, CTID!
As previously predicted City would make more sensational signings, more to come... Come on you Bantams, CTID! balbrigganfc

9:39pm Wed 6 Jun 12

buttershawbantam says...

Good signing, also heard a rumour from sth yorks that ji has signed a 3yr deal at the mighty bantams, anybody else heard this, I got this from a staunch Wednesdayite
Good signing, also heard a rumour from sth yorks that ji has signed a 3yr deal at the mighty bantams, anybody else heard this, I got this from a staunch Wednesdayite buttershawbantam

9:40pm Wed 6 Jun 12

buttershawbantam says...

That was meant to say jj
That was meant to say jj buttershawbantam

9:47pm Wed 6 Jun 12

Prisoner Cell Block A says...

That and Nahki to Sheff Utd has been doing the rounds but think both unlikely, never know though. Stranger things have happened with City.
That and Nahki to Sheff Utd has been doing the rounds but think both unlikely, never know though. Stranger things have happened with City. Prisoner Cell Block A

9:57pm Wed 6 Jun 12

militarybantam says...

Prisoner Cell Block A wrote:
We sign a current international who has just finished in the SPL and we need to sign names 'fans know'!!
Who in particular seeing as you are making a point of it? Once again what should be heralded is dissected. Badly.
apparently Michael Owen and Didier Drogba are close to signing on a free! ;)
[quote][p][bold]Prisoner Cell Block A[/bold] wrote: We sign a current international who has just finished in the SPL and we need to sign names 'fans know'!! Who in particular seeing as you are making a point of it? Once again what should be heralded is dissected. Badly.[/p][/quote]apparently Michael Owen and Didier Drogba are close to signing on a free! ;) militarybantam

10:11pm Wed 6 Jun 12

DisplacedNortherner says...

buttershawbantam wrote:
Good signing, also heard a rumour from sth yorks that ji has signed a 3yr deal at the mighty bantams, anybody else heard this, I got this from a staunch Wednesdayite
Going by the financial state of the club and football in general I can't see Bradford signing a 32 old on a 3yr contract
[quote][p][bold]buttershawbantam[/bold] wrote: Good signing, also heard a rumour from sth yorks that ji has signed a 3yr deal at the mighty bantams, anybody else heard this, I got this from a staunch Wednesdayite[/p][/quote]Going by the financial state of the club and football in general I can't see Bradford signing a 32 old on a 3yr contract DisplacedNortherner

10:32pm Wed 6 Jun 12

prince35 says...

The johnson rumours keep gathering pace , but would he come back to vp the player he was when he left?.
I doubt that tbh , I could name a few players that have come back to vp and not been successful on a return.
The johnson rumours keep gathering pace , but would he come back to vp the player he was when he left?. I doubt that tbh , I could name a few players that have come back to vp and not been successful on a return. prince35

10:46pm Wed 6 Jun 12

Nickloza says...

Thee Voice of Reason wrote:
Up by Christmas eh Nickolza.
Your senile you silly old fool show me one quote where I said we are going up by xmas? because I will state for the record now I don't know what will next happen season though I certainly hope we do go up! But once again you have me confused with someone else and you need to start backing your comments up with evidence that I have said this because I haven't and you can't !!!!!!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Thee Voice of Reason[/bold] wrote: Up by Christmas eh Nickolza.[/p][/quote]Your senile you silly old fool show me one quote where I said we are going up by xmas? because I will state for the record now I don't know what will next happen season though I certainly hope we do go up! But once again you have me confused with someone else and you need to start backing your comments up with evidence that I have said this because I haven't and you can't !!!!!!!!!!! Nickloza

12:18am Thu 7 Jun 12

dannbradfc says...

a good age and is versatile. Hopefully therefore a good signing.

Not hearing anything on the signing of contracts yet by oliver and syers in particular is slightly concerning but perhaps they are on holiday. If Oliver signs we are thus much stronger in depth at the back with this signing.

Now for two wide players is we can afford them. One for the right obviously and someone as cover for Reid. Were ge to get injured we are sorely lacking in creation at present.

The fans have shown tremendous support again( at an even higher price). With money saved on the office space and now its sale, plus the pennies from the likes of cleverley and green we may be able to afford both the aforementioned wingers AND an experienced striker? fingers crossed......
a good age and is versatile. Hopefully therefore a good signing. Not hearing anything on the signing of contracts yet by oliver and syers in particular is slightly concerning but perhaps they are on holiday. If Oliver signs we are thus much stronger in depth at the back with this signing. Now for two wide players is we can afford them. One for the right obviously and someone as cover for Reid. Were ge to get injured we are sorely lacking in creation at present. The fans have shown tremendous support again( at an even higher price). With money saved on the office space and now its sale, plus the pennies from the likes of cleverley and green we may be able to afford both the aforementioned wingers AND an experienced striker? fingers crossed...... dannbradfc

5:35am Thu 7 Jun 12

tyker2 says...

this looks a decent signing and he can play RB.

More worrying for me is the lack of news about Oliver and Syers:theses would be two key signings his summer, Ramsden can go so far as i am concerned
this looks a decent signing and he can play RB. More worrying for me is the lack of news about Oliver and Syers:theses would be two key signings his summer, Ramsden can go so far as i am concerned tyker2

7:42am Thu 7 Jun 12

Freddy says...

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Nickloza says...
10:46pm Wed 6 Jun 12

Thee Voice of Reason wrote:
Up by Christmas eh Nickolza.Your senile- you silly old fool- show me one quote where I said we are going up by xmas?.
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TOTALLY AGREED- NICKLOZA. THIS MORBID- MISERABLE- LONELY OLD FOOL, IS NOT WANTED ON THESE COMMENT BOARDS; OR AS A SO CALLED SUPPORTER OF THE CLUB.
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* Nickloza says... 10:46pm Wed 6 Jun 12 Thee Voice of Reason wrote: Up by Christmas eh Nickolza.Your senile- you silly old fool- show me one quote where I said we are going up by xmas?. * TOTALLY AGREED- NICKLOZA. THIS MORBID- MISERABLE- LONELY OLD FOOL, IS NOT WANTED ON THESE COMMENT BOARDS; OR AS A SO CALLED SUPPORTER OF THE CLUB. * Freddy

8:24am Thu 7 Jun 12

Thee Voice of Reason says...

Freddy wrote:
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Nickloza says...
10:46pm Wed 6 Jun 12

Thee Voice of Reason wrote:
Up by Christmas eh Nickolza.Your senile- you silly old fool- show me one quote where I said we are going up by xmas?.
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TOTALLY AGREED- NICKLOZA. THIS MORBID- MISERABLE- LONELY OLD FOOL, IS NOT WANTED ON THESE COMMENT BOARDS; OR AS A SO CALLED SUPPORTER OF THE CLUB.
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To quote a famous line.
We're going to need a bigger boat.
[quote][p][bold]Freddy[/bold] wrote: * Nickloza says... 10:46pm Wed 6 Jun 12 Thee Voice of Reason wrote: Up by Christmas eh Nickolza.Your senile- you silly old fool- show me one quote where I said we are going up by xmas?. * TOTALLY AGREED- NICKLOZA. THIS MORBID- MISERABLE- LONELY OLD FOOL, IS NOT WANTED ON THESE COMMENT BOARDS; OR AS A SO CALLED SUPPORTER OF THE CLUB. *[/p][/quote]To quote a famous line. We're going to need a bigger boat. Thee Voice of Reason

8:31am Thu 7 Jun 12

Thee Voice of Reason says...

Btw, the club don't want me as a fan, well they were happy to see me when I bought my season ticket so I'm afraid your completely wrong.
Btw, the club don't want me as a fan, well they were happy to see me when I bought my season ticket so I'm afraid your completely wrong. Thee Voice of Reason

8:33am Thu 7 Jun 12

fatbloke says...

Although I don't know too much about this guy I have a feeling it's just as good a signing as the Davies capture.

Probably confirms what I put on here the other day, that Oliver is wanting a move back down sarf.

Or as suggested above 3 solid centre backs and 2 holding centre midfielders makes way for the other 5 to hurt the opposition.
Although I don't know too much about this guy I have a feeling it's just as good a signing as the Davies capture. Probably confirms what I put on here the other day, that Oliver is wanting a move back down sarf. Or as suggested above 3 solid centre backs and 2 holding centre midfielders makes way for the other 5 to hurt the opposition. fatbloke

8:05pm Thu 7 Jun 12

Colin Allcars says...

Should be ok for League 2 as SPL is mainly conferance level!
Should be ok for League 2 as SPL is mainly conferance level! Colin Allcars

8:38pm Thu 7 Jun 12

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