Bradford City: Phil Parkinson's blank face says it all

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: James Hanson looked a threat when he came on for Simon Ramsden early in the second half but he could not find the back of the net – having two attempts cleared off the line James Hanson looked a threat when he came on for Simon Ramsden early in the second half but he could not find the back of the net – having two attempts cleared off the line

Plymouth 1 Bradford City 0

Phil Parkinson stood motionless on the halfway line, hands planted on hips, transfixed by the scenes of green celebration.

As Plymouth milked the moment from a win that moves them to level pegging with City, he looked on enviously and helpless.

A long horrible week had ended horribly. With the prospect of the longest trip home on the club’s calendar to follow.

It was no consolation that the better team had lost or that City had spent most of the previous 45 minutes camped deep in home territory.

For the fifth time in four weeks, his side had to board the bus back to Bradford with nothing to show for their efforts.

The 4-0 romp at Barnet at the end of February suddenly seems a lifetime ago. Seven-and-a-half hours of away football since have delivered no points and just one City goal – and that was turned in by a Wimbledon defender.

Nahki Wells was the last player in a Bantams shirt to score on the road when he netted the fourth at Underhill.

Parkinson, his players and the 300 or so hardy souls who followed them to the deep south will be scratching their heads at how that wretched statistic was not buried on Saturday.

Wells did have the ball in the net but was ruled offside. Other chances came and went, scrambles in the penalty box were thwarted, goal-bound efforts kept out by desperate defence.

At times the Plymouth goal-mouth was busier than the caravan car park otherwise known as the M5 at holiday time.

But Argyle clung on to their fifth-minute lead like men possessed. It is no surprise that they have conceded only five in their last 11 games.

Guy Branston was like a kid at Christmas after getting his first game for City since October.

The bruising centre half, returning to one of his many previous loan clubs, thought he’d crowned a solid game with a late equaliser. But his thumping header joined the lengthy list of “if onlys” as Jake Cole punched it away.

“That save was world class,” admitted Branston. “It was going right in the corner.

“But that just summed it up. I thought we totally outplayed them.

“We got the ball down, which people want to see, and put Plymouth under pressure all the time. But they just scraped and scrapped it away.

“You’ll watch the video and think how did the chances not go in? The lads are trying their backsides off but it’s just not happening.

“It was great to be part of it again, I can’t say that enough. It just makes it so disappointing to lose but we’ve got to lick our wounds.”

Branston was one of six changes after the battle of Crawley. Like goalkeeper Matt Duke, another called in from the cold, he did not let the manager down.

Both will have a big role to play in City’s increasingly scary struggle for survival. Nobody expected to be saying that a few weeks ago.

But then few would have anticipated the club still being mired in the sticky stuff with only six games to go.

That Barnet win should have blown away any fears of getting dragged back into trouble. But then Barnet are the only side at the bottom that City can beat.

Saturday’s loss, however harsh it may seem, prolonged their miserable run of form against the teams around them. The so-called “six pointers” are not City’s forte – how that looming visit from Macclesfield is getting bigger all the time.

Parkinson’s reshuffle at the back was expected given the sudden loss of key defensive resources. Only Rob Kozluk remained from the previous Tuesday’s backline and he was switched to the left side for the injured Matt Fry.

Kozluk struggled and so did right back Simon Ramsden, who looked washed out after throwing up before the game. He insisted on playing but looked predictably off the pace and was subbed soon after the break.

Ricky Ravenhill, too, went off early. Having passed a pre-match fitness test, he suffered another dead leg from a tackle.

That meant a half-time recall for Kyel Reid, who Parkinson had left on the bench to go with a midfield consisting of four centrally-based players. With the winger spending the end of the week in London again on maternity watch, his manager made the call not to involve him from the start.

Parkinson said: “Reidy had a problem after Tuesday with his hamstring and back but there are also the on-going issues family-wise. So we haven’t seen him.

“We’d worked on that shape and that personnel for two days in training. I felt it would offer the back four strong protection and it worked.

“I didn’t think Reidy was right to start but he showed some good flashes coming on.

“I just want this baby to arrive so we can get him back on the training pitch.”

Plymouth’s goal was a shocker as City’s zonal marking from Paul Wotton’s free-kick fell apart.

The defence weren’t in the same post code as Juvhel Tsoumou, a German striker who once scored against Bayern Munich, was left free to nod his first goal in English football.

It was a terrible goal to concede before Duke had even had a proper touch. After keeping Plymouth at bay for 90 minutes with Northampton the previous week, he didn’t last five with City.

The blame was not his at all but the absence of any defensive challenge whatsoever.

Wotton then beat him with a free-kick that smacked the post before Duke’s day improved considerably, finishing with a superb save to deny the midfielder’s late thunderbolt.

After the first ten minutes, City started to take over. The further the game went on, the tighter their grip became.

But there was no reward for all the pressure.

Before the break, David Syers had brushed a post and seen Durrell Berry block a goal-bound header from the opening corner.

The substitutions added attacking options in the second half – by the end, Branston was the only recognised defender in the City team.

James Hanson twice saw attempts cleared off the line; Wells was denied by the assistant’s flag and Branston by the keeper’s reflexes.

Wells was inches away again from a bout of head tennis and Cole kept out Lee Bullock’s flick.

Plymouth were used to living on their nerves and edged their way to three priceless points. The reaction at the final whistle showed the size of their victory.

City at least have a free midweek to get their heads together. Their League Two status remains anything but secure and a four-point cushion on the bottom two could swiftly disappear over the two-game Easter period.

Fortunately Hereford and Macclesfield, the two occupants in the ejector seats, cannot buy a win right now. But neither, for all their near misses and hard luck tales, can City.

They cannot afford April to prove as miserable as March.

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8:36am Mon 2 Apr 12

Thee Voice of Reason says...

I don't really call for managers to be changed but this one has to go, constant changing off the team has meant that we din't have a settled starting line up. Our best performances have come in the cups thia year but the game after it's all change.
Going down with a wimper whilst Parkinson fiddles with the side. Aidy Boothroyd and Northampton on the other hand were in deeper trouble and have really turned the corner, its worth noting he's a Bradford lad who was availible when Jacko left (was pushed).
I don't really call for managers to be changed but this one has to go, constant changing off the team has meant that we din't have a settled starting line up. Our best performances have come in the cups thia year but the game after it's all change. Going down with a wimper whilst Parkinson fiddles with the side. Aidy Boothroyd and Northampton on the other hand were in deeper trouble and have really turned the corner, its worth noting he's a Bradford lad who was availible when Jacko left (was pushed). Thee Voice of Reason

9:04am Mon 2 Apr 12

prince35 says...

I'm certain that when Mr parkinson arrived through the door at vp.
Chairman lawn didn't expect the club still not safe from relegation with 6 games left
Parkinson has dismantled the team that jacko brought in and set about bringing in a better class of player.
No one can doubt Reid,Ravenhill,seip,
have come in and given us a bit more experience and class.
But what about the rest????.
Fagen(one good in in 5 games)
Duke (cost us points in games)
Reed (useless)
Atkinson(can't cross a ball)
Haworth(came in and went )
Kozluk (big boot merchant)
Fry (looks out of his depth)
Smalley (shown nothing)
Dagnall (looks a good addition but with 8 games left when he came in what's the point as I don't think he will be with us next year)
Mark stewart I can argue is better than smalley.
Mitchell I think is better than Kozluk.
I honestly think parkinson has brought in players that were no better than what was at the club.
I'm certain that when Mr parkinson arrived through the door at vp. Chairman lawn didn't expect the club still not safe from relegation with 6 games left Parkinson has dismantled the team that jacko brought in and set about bringing in a better class of player. No one can doubt Reid,Ravenhill,seip, have come in and given us a bit more experience and class. But what about the rest????. Fagen(one good in in 5 games) Duke (cost us points in games) Reed (useless) Atkinson(can't cross a ball) Haworth(came in and went ) Kozluk (big boot merchant) Fry (looks out of his depth) Smalley (shown nothing) Dagnall (looks a good addition but with 8 games left when he came in what's the point as I don't think he will be with us next year) Mark stewart I can argue is better than smalley. Mitchell I think is better than Kozluk. I honestly think parkinson has brought in players that were no better than what was at the club. prince35

9:32am Mon 2 Apr 12

tezmerelda says...

prince35 wrote:
I'm certain that when Mr parkinson arrived through the door at vp.
Chairman lawn didn't expect the club still not safe from relegation with 6 games left
Parkinson has dismantled the team that jacko brought in and set about bringing in a better class of player.
No one can doubt Reid,Ravenhill,seip,

have come in and given us a bit more experience and class.
But what about the rest????.
Fagen(one good in in 5 games)
Duke (cost us points in games)
Reed (useless)
Atkinson(can't cross a ball)
Haworth(came in and went )
Kozluk (big boot merchant)
Fry (looks out of his depth)
Smalley (shown nothing)
Dagnall (looks a good addition but with 8 games left when he came in what's the point as I don't think he will be with us next year)
Mark stewart I can argue is better than smalley.
Mitchell I think is better than Kozluk.
I honestly think parkinson has brought in players that were no better than what was at the club.
If you think REID is useless you really should start watching another sport you idiot.
[quote][p][bold]prince35[/bold] wrote: I'm certain that when Mr parkinson arrived through the door at vp. Chairman lawn didn't expect the club still not safe from relegation with 6 games left Parkinson has dismantled the team that jacko brought in and set about bringing in a better class of player. No one can doubt Reid,Ravenhill,seip, have come in and given us a bit more experience and class. But what about the rest????. Fagen(one good in in 5 games) Duke (cost us points in games) Reed (useless) Atkinson(can't cross a ball) Haworth(came in and went ) Kozluk (big boot merchant) Fry (looks out of his depth) Smalley (shown nothing) Dagnall (looks a good addition but with 8 games left when he came in what's the point as I don't think he will be with us next year) Mark stewart I can argue is better than smalley. Mitchell I think is better than Kozluk. I honestly think parkinson has brought in players that were no better than what was at the club.[/p][/quote]If you think REID is useless you really should start watching another sport you idiot. tezmerelda

9:34am Mon 2 Apr 12

Thee Voice of Reason says...

tezmerelda wrote:
prince35 wrote: I'm certain that when Mr parkinson arrived through the door at vp. Chairman lawn didn't expect the club still not safe from relegation with 6 games left Parkinson has dismantled the team that jacko brought in and set about bringing in a better class of player. No one can doubt Reid,Ravenhill,seip, have come in and given us a bit more experience and class. But what about the rest????. Fagen(one good in in 5 games) Duke (cost us points in games) Reed (useless) Atkinson(can't cross a ball) Haworth(came in and went ) Kozluk (big boot merchant) Fry (looks out of his depth) Smalley (shown nothing) Dagnall (looks a good addition but with 8 games left when he came in what's the point as I don't think he will be with us next year) Mark stewart I can argue is better than smalley. Mitchell I think is better than Kozluk. I honestly think parkinson has brought in players that were no better than what was at the club.
If you think REID is useless you really should start watching another sport you idiot.
He's not said Reid is useless, he said Reed was useless the fella we had on loan. Please keep up.
[quote][p][bold]tezmerelda[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]prince35[/bold] wrote: I'm certain that when Mr parkinson arrived through the door at vp. Chairman lawn didn't expect the club still not safe from relegation with 6 games left Parkinson has dismantled the team that jacko brought in and set about bringing in a better class of player. No one can doubt Reid,Ravenhill,seip, have come in and given us a bit more experience and class. But what about the rest????. Fagen(one good in in 5 games) Duke (cost us points in games) Reed (useless) Atkinson(can't cross a ball) Haworth(came in and went ) Kozluk (big boot merchant) Fry (looks out of his depth) Smalley (shown nothing) Dagnall (looks a good addition but with 8 games left when he came in what's the point as I don't think he will be with us next year) Mark stewart I can argue is better than smalley. Mitchell I think is better than Kozluk. I honestly think parkinson has brought in players that were no better than what was at the club.[/p][/quote]If you think REID is useless you really should start watching another sport you idiot.[/p][/quote]He's not said Reid is useless, he said Reed was useless the fella we had on loan. Please keep up. Thee Voice of Reason

9:46am Mon 2 Apr 12

prince35 says...

@voiceofreason.
Thank you.
But who can argue my point.
Bigger wage bill and still no progress
@voiceofreason. Thank you. But who can argue my point. Bigger wage bill and still no progress prince35

9:49am Mon 2 Apr 12

tezmerelda says...

Apologies prince35- there's so much bad spelling on here it's
worrying.
Apologies prince35- there's so much bad spelling on here it's worrying. tezmerelda

11:31am Mon 2 Apr 12

irish bantam says...

ATTACK,ATTACK.ATTACK

wells.reid,hanson have to play,and everyone that does play have to give their all before its too late !!!!!!
Then when we are safe get rid of parky the muppet. ! and we thought taylor was bad !!!!!
ATTACK,ATTACK.ATTACK wells.reid,hanson have to play,and everyone that does play have to give their all before its too late !!!!!! Then when we are safe get rid of parky the muppet. ! and we thought taylor was bad !!!!! irish bantam

11:37am Mon 2 Apr 12

Waynus1971 says...

prince35 wrote:
@voiceofreason.
Thank you.
But who can argue my point.
Bigger wage bill and still no progress
The only point I can disagree with is the one about Haworth. Although we never see him, he 'hasn't gone'. He was on loan for a month, until Reid returned from his injury and despite that, we extended his loan until the end of the season.
.
Now, PP leaves Reid out (due to niggles and tiredness) and plays Flynn there before Haworth. What a waste of money.....!
.
Yet, on another story, you point the blame at the board. Explain that one again.
[quote][p][bold]prince35[/bold] wrote: @voiceofreason. Thank you. But who can argue my point. Bigger wage bill and still no progress[/p][/quote]The only point I can disagree with is the one about Haworth. Although we never see him, he 'hasn't gone'. He was on loan for a month, until Reid returned from his injury and despite that, we extended his loan until the end of the season. . Now, PP leaves Reid out (due to niggles and tiredness) and plays Flynn there before Haworth. What a waste of money.....! . Yet, on another story, you point the blame at the board. Explain that one again. Waynus1971

11:59am Mon 2 Apr 12

prince35 says...

@waynus.
At the start of the season we had Archie Christie turn up and jacko was manager.
The policy of the club was smaller wage budget and bring potential into the club with a sell on value.
Quite clearly jacko was not backed by the board and chairman lawn come out with a statement that after the 1st game they thought we would get relegated .
Mr parkinson came in and brought better quality players into the club and the appointment hasn't worked.
More experienced pro's but not results.
If the board had appointed a manager in pre-season that was there preferred choice.
I don't think we would be in this position
@waynus. At the start of the season we had Archie Christie turn up and jacko was manager. The policy of the club was smaller wage budget and bring potential into the club with a sell on value. Quite clearly jacko was not backed by the board and chairman lawn come out with a statement that after the 1st game they thought we would get relegated . Mr parkinson came in and brought better quality players into the club and the appointment hasn't worked. More experienced pro's but not results. If the board had appointed a manager in pre-season that was there preferred choice. I don't think we would be in this position prince35

12:27pm Mon 2 Apr 12

claret or green ? says...

prince35 wrote:
@waynus.
At the start of the season we had Archie Christie turn up and jacko was manager.
The policy of the club was smaller wage budget and bring potential into the club with a sell on value.
Quite clearly jacko was not backed by the board and chairman lawn come out with a statement that after the 1st game they thought we would get relegated .
Mr parkinson came in and brought better quality players into the club and the appointment hasn't worked.
More experienced pro's but not results.
If the board had appointed a manager in pre-season that was there preferred choice.
I don't think we would be in this position
As an unqualified/armchair observer (not been to VP this season, just seen em' via TV & Youtube), I agree with "prince35". The board got rid of Jackson before he'd had a chance & indirectly probably saw off "nugget finder" Archie Christie. They then appointed Peter Taylor Mk ll, who has, in a lot of cases discarded some of Jackson/Christie's better signing's & either replaced them with other's who are no better or worse & wasted club funds on loan players he's not used again after realising he's signed another "dud" & at the expense of not blooding City's promising youngster's. The board have to be big enough to admit they got it wrong again.... just my view from my comfy chair !
[quote][p][bold]prince35[/bold] wrote: @waynus. At the start of the season we had Archie Christie turn up and jacko was manager. The policy of the club was smaller wage budget and bring potential into the club with a sell on value. Quite clearly jacko was not backed by the board and chairman lawn come out with a statement that after the 1st game they thought we would get relegated . Mr parkinson came in and brought better quality players into the club and the appointment hasn't worked. More experienced pro's but not results. If the board had appointed a manager in pre-season that was there preferred choice. I don't think we would be in this position[/p][/quote]As an unqualified/armchair observer (not been to VP this season, just seen em' via TV & Youtube), I agree with "prince35". The board got rid of Jackson before he'd had a chance & indirectly probably saw off "nugget finder" Archie Christie. They then appointed Peter Taylor Mk ll, who has, in a lot of cases discarded some of Jackson/Christie's better signing's & either replaced them with other's who are no better or worse & wasted club funds on loan players he's not used again after realising he's signed another "dud" & at the expense of not blooding City's promising youngster's. The board have to be big enough to admit they got it wrong again.... just my view from my comfy chair ! claret or green ?

12:35pm Mon 2 Apr 12

wja1966 says...

This article says PP is helpless but I think thats a mistake by Parker I think he was meant to say Hopeless because thats what I think of PP
This article says PP is helpless but I think thats a mistake by Parker I think he was meant to say Hopeless because thats what I think of PP wja1966

12:42pm Mon 2 Apr 12

Meat Pie says...

prince35 wrote:
I'm certain that when Mr parkinson arrived through the door at vp. Chairman lawn didn't expect the club still not safe from relegation with 6 games left Parkinson has dismantled the team that jacko brought in and set about bringing in a better class of player. No one can doubt Reid,Ravenhill,seip, have come in and given us a bit more experience and class. But what about the rest????. Fagen(one good in in 5 games) Duke (cost us points in games) Reed (useless) Atkinson(can't cross a ball) Haworth(came in and went ) Kozluk (big boot merchant) Fry (looks out of his depth) Smalley (shown nothing) Dagnall (looks a good addition but with 8 games left when he came in what's the point as I don't think he will be with us next year) Mark stewart I can argue is better than smalley. Mitchell I think is better than Kozluk. I honestly think parkinson has brought in players that were no better than what was at the club.
You are a complete kn0b if you think Reid is useless.

You ought to also spell his name correctly.

Idiot.
[quote][p][bold]prince35[/bold] wrote: I'm certain that when Mr parkinson arrived through the door at vp. Chairman lawn didn't expect the club still not safe from relegation with 6 games left Parkinson has dismantled the team that jacko brought in and set about bringing in a better class of player. No one can doubt Reid,Ravenhill,seip, have come in and given us a bit more experience and class. But what about the rest????. Fagen(one good in in 5 games) Duke (cost us points in games) Reed (useless) Atkinson(can't cross a ball) Haworth(came in and went ) Kozluk (big boot merchant) Fry (looks out of his depth) Smalley (shown nothing) Dagnall (looks a good addition but with 8 games left when he came in what's the point as I don't think he will be with us next year) Mark stewart I can argue is better than smalley. Mitchell I think is better than Kozluk. I honestly think parkinson has brought in players that were no better than what was at the club.[/p][/quote]You are a complete kn0b if you think Reid is useless. You ought to also spell his name correctly. Idiot. Meat Pie

1:05pm Mon 2 Apr 12

northyorksbantam says...

Meat Pie wrote:
prince35 wrote: I'm certain that when Mr parkinson arrived through the door at vp. Chairman lawn didn't expect the club still not safe from relegation with 6 games left Parkinson has dismantled the team that jacko brought in and set about bringing in a better class of player. No one can doubt Reid,Ravenhill,seip, have come in and given us a bit more experience and class. But what about the rest????. Fagen(one good in in 5 games) Duke (cost us points in games) Reed (useless) Atkinson(can't cross a ball) Haworth(came in and went ) Kozluk (big boot merchant) Fry (looks out of his depth) Smalley (shown nothing) Dagnall (looks a good addition but with 8 games left when he came in what's the point as I don't think he will be with us next year) Mark stewart I can argue is better than smalley. Mitchell I think is better than Kozluk. I honestly think parkinson has brought in players that were no better than what was at the club.
You are a complete kn0b if you think Reid is useless. You ought to also spell his name correctly. Idiot.
Reed was pretty useless, and the name is spelt right. As prince35 said, Reid has at least brought some class.

Have you not read this thread further up?.
[quote][p][bold]Meat Pie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]prince35[/bold] wrote: I'm certain that when Mr parkinson arrived through the door at vp. Chairman lawn didn't expect the club still not safe from relegation with 6 games left Parkinson has dismantled the team that jacko brought in and set about bringing in a better class of player. No one can doubt Reid,Ravenhill,seip, have come in and given us a bit more experience and class. But what about the rest????. Fagen(one good in in 5 games) Duke (cost us points in games) Reed (useless) Atkinson(can't cross a ball) Haworth(came in and went ) Kozluk (big boot merchant) Fry (looks out of his depth) Smalley (shown nothing) Dagnall (looks a good addition but with 8 games left when he came in what's the point as I don't think he will be with us next year) Mark stewart I can argue is better than smalley. Mitchell I think is better than Kozluk. I honestly think parkinson has brought in players that were no better than what was at the club.[/p][/quote]You are a complete kn0b if you think Reid is useless. You ought to also spell his name correctly. Idiot.[/p][/quote]Reed was pretty useless, and the name is spelt right. As prince35 said, Reid has at least brought some class. Have you not read this thread further up?. northyorksbantam

1:07pm Mon 2 Apr 12

Thee Voice of Reason says...

Meat Pie wrote:
prince35 wrote: I'm certain that when Mr parkinson arrived through the door at vp. Chairman lawn didn't expect the club still not safe from relegation with 6 games left Parkinson has dismantled the team that jacko brought in and set about bringing in a better class of player. No one can doubt Reid,Ravenhill,seip, have come in and given us a bit more experience and class. But what about the rest????. Fagen(one good in in 5 games) Duke (cost us points in games) Reed (useless) Atkinson(can't cross a ball) Haworth(came in and went ) Kozluk (big boot merchant) Fry (looks out of his depth) Smalley (shown nothing) Dagnall (looks a good addition but with 8 games left when he came in what's the point as I don't think he will be with us next year) Mark stewart I can argue is better than smalley. Mitchell I think is better than Kozluk. I honestly think parkinson has brought in players that were no better than what was at the club.
You are a complete kn0b if you think Reid is useless. You ought to also spell his name correctly. Idiot.
Oh dear oh dear. Another one embarrasing themselves.

He said, "No one can doubt Reid"

The Reed he is refering too is the one we got on loan back in October time.

Seriously this has already been mentioned once in the comments above.
[quote][p][bold]Meat Pie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]prince35[/bold] wrote: I'm certain that when Mr parkinson arrived through the door at vp. Chairman lawn didn't expect the club still not safe from relegation with 6 games left Parkinson has dismantled the team that jacko brought in and set about bringing in a better class of player. No one can doubt Reid,Ravenhill,seip, have come in and given us a bit more experience and class. But what about the rest????. Fagen(one good in in 5 games) Duke (cost us points in games) Reed (useless) Atkinson(can't cross a ball) Haworth(came in and went ) Kozluk (big boot merchant) Fry (looks out of his depth) Smalley (shown nothing) Dagnall (looks a good addition but with 8 games left when he came in what's the point as I don't think he will be with us next year) Mark stewart I can argue is better than smalley. Mitchell I think is better than Kozluk. I honestly think parkinson has brought in players that were no better than what was at the club.[/p][/quote]You are a complete kn0b if you think Reid is useless. You ought to also spell his name correctly. Idiot.[/p][/quote]Oh dear oh dear. Another one embarrasing themselves. He said, "No one can doubt Reid" The Reed he is refering too is the one we got on loan back in October time. Seriously this has already been mentioned once in the comments above. Thee Voice of Reason

2:01pm Mon 2 Apr 12

Waynus1971 says...

Meat Pie wrote:
prince35 wrote:
I'm certain that when Mr parkinson arrived through the door at vp. Chairman lawn didn't expect the club still not safe from relegation with 6 games left Parkinson has dismantled the team that jacko brought in and set about bringing in a better class of player. No one can doubt Reid,Ravenhill,seip, have come in and given us a bit more experience and class. But what about the rest????. Fagen(one good in in 5 games) Duke (cost us points in games) Reed (useless) Atkinson(can't cross a ball) Haworth(came in and went ) Kozluk (big boot merchant) Fry (looks out of his depth) Smalley (shown nothing) Dagnall (looks a good addition but with 8 games left when he came in what's the point as I don't think he will be with us next year) Mark stewart I can argue is better than smalley. Mitchell I think is better than Kozluk. I honestly think parkinson has brought in players that were no better than what was at the club.
You are a complete kn0b if you think Reid is useless.

You ought to also spell his name correctly.

Idiot.
You have really surpassed yourself this time. You call someone a 'kn0b' and an 'idiot' for referring to a poor player called Adam Reed, despite his earlier statement that Kyel Reid has given us more 'experience and class'. Which one of you is the 'kn0b/idiot' now? I think an apology to Prince35 is due, don't you??????
[quote][p][bold]Meat Pie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]prince35[/bold] wrote: I'm certain that when Mr parkinson arrived through the door at vp. Chairman lawn didn't expect the club still not safe from relegation with 6 games left Parkinson has dismantled the team that jacko brought in and set about bringing in a better class of player. No one can doubt Reid,Ravenhill,seip, have come in and given us a bit more experience and class. But what about the rest????. Fagen(one good in in 5 games) Duke (cost us points in games) Reed (useless) Atkinson(can't cross a ball) Haworth(came in and went ) Kozluk (big boot merchant) Fry (looks out of his depth) Smalley (shown nothing) Dagnall (looks a good addition but with 8 games left when he came in what's the point as I don't think he will be with us next year) Mark stewart I can argue is better than smalley. Mitchell I think is better than Kozluk. I honestly think parkinson has brought in players that were no better than what was at the club.[/p][/quote]You are a complete kn0b if you think Reid is useless. You ought to also spell his name correctly. Idiot.[/p][/quote]You have really surpassed yourself this time. You call someone a 'kn0b' and an 'idiot' for referring to a poor player called Adam Reed, despite his earlier statement that Kyel Reid has given us more 'experience and class'. Which one of you is the 'kn0b/idiot' now? I think an apology to Prince35 is due, don't you?????? Waynus1971

2:20pm Mon 2 Apr 12

Danstarr69 says...

REED with 2 "E's" was rubbish.

REID with 1 "E" is good.

I think Meat Pie and Tezmerelda must have been on holiday when we had REED on loan.

Haworth is still here btw.
REED with 2 "E's" was rubbish. REID with 1 "E" is good. I think Meat Pie and Tezmerelda must have been on holiday when we had REED on loan. Haworth is still here btw. Danstarr69

2:50pm Mon 2 Apr 12

prince35 says...

What gets me is I've always respected meat pies comments.
My advice is get into the boardroom and sit with the board meat pie.
You certainly find yourself at home with those looney's running the club.

Why not just get rid of parkinson.
Put the poor man out of his misery???
I think looking at his body language ,Mr parkinson is expecting his p45 sooner rather than later???
What gets me is I've always respected meat pies comments. My advice is get into the boardroom and sit with the board meat pie. You certainly find yourself at home with those looney's running the club. Why not just get rid of parkinson. Put the poor man out of his misery??? I think looking at his body language ,Mr parkinson is expecting his p45 sooner rather than later??? prince35

6:13pm Mon 2 Apr 12

adamski90 says...

tezmerelda wrote:
prince35 wrote:
I'm certain that when Mr parkinson arrived through the door at vp.
Chairman lawn didn't expect the club still not safe from relegation with 6 games left
Parkinson has dismantled the team that jacko brought in and set about bringing in a better class of player.
No one can doubt Reid,Ravenhill,seip,


have come in and given us a bit more experience and class.
But what about the rest????.
Fagen(one good in in 5 games)
Duke (cost us points in games)
Reed (useless)
Atkinson(can't cross a ball)
Haworth(came in and went )
Kozluk (big boot merchant)
Fry (looks out of his depth)
Smalley (shown nothing)
Dagnall (looks a good addition but with 8 games left when he came in what's the point as I don't think he will be with us next year)
Mark stewart I can argue is better than smalley.
Mitchell I think is better than Kozluk.
I honestly think parkinson has brought in players that were no better than what was at the club.
If you think REID is useless you really should start watching another sport you idiot.
think you are the idiot there mate
[quote][p][bold]tezmerelda[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]prince35[/bold] wrote: I'm certain that when Mr parkinson arrived through the door at vp. Chairman lawn didn't expect the club still not safe from relegation with 6 games left Parkinson has dismantled the team that jacko brought in and set about bringing in a better class of player. No one can doubt Reid,Ravenhill,seip, have come in and given us a bit more experience and class. But what about the rest????. Fagen(one good in in 5 games) Duke (cost us points in games) Reed (useless) Atkinson(can't cross a ball) Haworth(came in and went ) Kozluk (big boot merchant) Fry (looks out of his depth) Smalley (shown nothing) Dagnall (looks a good addition but with 8 games left when he came in what's the point as I don't think he will be with us next year) Mark stewart I can argue is better than smalley. Mitchell I think is better than Kozluk. I honestly think parkinson has brought in players that were no better than what was at the club.[/p][/quote]If you think REID is useless you really should start watching another sport you idiot.[/p][/quote]think you are the idiot there mate adamski90

10:43pm Mon 2 Apr 12

dannbradfc says...

i reckon even Parker's taking the 'mick' out of parker with that headline......

Blank is not the expression i'd use but its not far off......
i reckon even Parker's taking the 'mick' out of parker with that headline...... Blank is not the expression i'd use but its not far off...... dannbradfc

10:58pm Mon 2 Apr 12

dannbradfc says...

Waynus1971 wrote:
prince35 wrote:
@voiceofreason.
Thank you.
But who can argue my point.
Bigger wage bill and still no progress
The only point I can disagree with is the one about Haworth. Although we never see him, he 'hasn't gone'. He was on loan for a month, until Reid returned from his injury and despite that, we extended his loan until the end of the season.
.
Now, PP leaves Reid out (due to niggles and tiredness) and plays Flynn there before Haworth. What a waste of money.....!
.
Yet, on another story, you point the blame at the board. Explain that one again.
i also point the blame at the board waynus.

they are the one's who appointed parky after all.....

but most importantly they are the one's who set the agenda for our club.....

The direction in the summer was dramatically changed by THEM, no-one else. They set the budget, sanction the signings/loans, and the comments they made (mainly Lawn), about the original squad coincidentally brought about its dismantling BEFORE it was ever given a chance.

I don't buy for a second that the freezing out of certain players is purely on football terms/ability. It does not add-up, as most of their replacements are not as good. What it does look like is that one man's opinion has been played out at the expense/risk of the entire club.

What other club has has three resignations in such a short time or even its history? There is the distinct possibility that Parky will be the fourth some time next season.

All leave bound by confidentiality clauses denying the fans the truth. Stu didn't speak with Lawn for the last 6 months we hear.

Jackson plans the team in his 'dream' job, asks to make 2 signings, then suddenly resigns. Within days 2 transfers do arrive but not the one's rumoured to be after by Jackson e.g. Cadamateri. No, in comes Reid, and then his former manager.

Out goes the development squad and its mentor etc etc

its a bad soap-opera....sadly though even if we stay up this has cost us in viewing figures.

The spending budget will be lower next year. Crowds have fallen rapidly. maybe not in official figures because of the season tickets but anyone who had attended VP enough can tell.

Not good news and there is one (two) common denominator over-seeing the entire mess.....
[quote][p][bold]Waynus1971[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]prince35[/bold] wrote: @voiceofreason. Thank you. But who can argue my point. Bigger wage bill and still no progress[/p][/quote]The only point I can disagree with is the one about Haworth. Although we never see him, he 'hasn't gone'. He was on loan for a month, until Reid returned from his injury and despite that, we extended his loan until the end of the season. . Now, PP leaves Reid out (due to niggles and tiredness) and plays Flynn there before Haworth. What a waste of money.....! . Yet, on another story, you point the blame at the board. Explain that one again.[/p][/quote]i also point the blame at the board waynus. they are the one's who appointed parky after all..... but most importantly they are the one's who set the agenda for our club..... The direction in the summer was dramatically changed by THEM, no-one else. They set the budget, sanction the signings/loans, and the comments they made (mainly Lawn), about the original squad coincidentally brought about its dismantling BEFORE it was ever given a chance. I don't buy for a second that the freezing out of certain players is purely on football terms/ability. It does not add-up, as most of their replacements are not as good. What it does look like is that one man's opinion has been played out at the expense/risk of the entire club. What other club has has three resignations in such a short time or even its history? There is the distinct possibility that Parky will be the fourth some time next season. All leave bound by confidentiality clauses denying the fans the truth. Stu didn't speak with Lawn for the last 6 months we hear. Jackson plans the team in his 'dream' job, asks to make 2 signings, then suddenly resigns. Within days 2 transfers do arrive but not the one's rumoured to be after by Jackson e.g. Cadamateri. No, in comes Reid, and then his former manager. Out goes the development squad and its mentor etc etc its a bad soap-opera....sadly though even if we stay up this has cost us in viewing figures. The spending budget will be lower next year. Crowds have fallen rapidly. maybe not in official figures because of the season tickets but anyone who had attended VP enough can tell. Not good news and there is one (two) common denominator over-seeing the entire mess..... dannbradfc

11:48pm Mon 2 Apr 12

prince35 says...

@danbradfc.
I agree there's something that isn't quite right over the Marcus Stewart loan, the treatment of ritchie Jones.
Mitchell.
When ramsden wasn't fit but played against Plymouth and Mitchell could have played there.
I think one if parkys directives was to get shut of the Christie ,jacko signings.
One man's name keeps cropping up in controversy at bradford.
I wonder who ????
@danbradfc. I agree there's something that isn't quite right over the Marcus Stewart loan, the treatment of ritchie Jones. Mitchell. When ramsden wasn't fit but played against Plymouth and Mitchell could have played there. I think one if parkys directives was to get shut of the Christie ,jacko signings. One man's name keeps cropping up in controversy at bradford. I wonder who ???? prince35

9:05am Tue 3 Apr 12

tezmerelda says...

adamski90 wrote:
tezmerelda wrote:
prince35 wrote:
I'm certain that when Mr parkinson arrived through the door at vp.
Chairman lawn didn't expect the club still not safe from relegation with 6 games left
Parkinson has dismantled the team that jacko brought in and set about bringing in a better class of player.
No one can doubt Reid,Ravenhill,seip,



have come in and given us a bit more experience and class.
But what about the rest????.
Fagen(one good in in 5 games)
Duke (cost us points in games)
Reed (useless)
Atkinson(can't cross a ball)
Haworth(came in and went )
Kozluk (big boot merchant)
Fry (looks out of his depth)
Smalley (shown nothing)
Dagnall (looks a good addition but with 8 games left when he came in what's the point as I don't think he will be with us next year)
Mark stewart I can argue is better than smalley.
Mitchell I think is better than Kozluk.
I honestly think parkinson has brought in players that were no better than what was at the club.
If you think REID is useless you really should start watching another sport you idiot.
think you are the idiot there mate
if you had read my previous posts you'll have noticed i realised my mistake and apologised. dick.
[quote][p][bold]adamski90[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tezmerelda[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]prince35[/bold] wrote: I'm certain that when Mr parkinson arrived through the door at vp. Chairman lawn didn't expect the club still not safe from relegation with 6 games left Parkinson has dismantled the team that jacko brought in and set about bringing in a better class of player. No one can doubt Reid,Ravenhill,seip, have come in and given us a bit more experience and class. But what about the rest????. Fagen(one good in in 5 games) Duke (cost us points in games) Reed (useless) Atkinson(can't cross a ball) Haworth(came in and went ) Kozluk (big boot merchant) Fry (looks out of his depth) Smalley (shown nothing) Dagnall (looks a good addition but with 8 games left when he came in what's the point as I don't think he will be with us next year) Mark stewart I can argue is better than smalley. Mitchell I think is better than Kozluk. I honestly think parkinson has brought in players that were no better than what was at the club.[/p][/quote]If you think REID is useless you really should start watching another sport you idiot.[/p][/quote]think you are the idiot there mate[/p][/quote]if you had read my previous posts you'll have noticed i realised my mistake and apologised. dick. tezmerelda

4:11pm Tue 3 Apr 12

Flabbermouth says...

It could be because even Parky believed his own hype and the players he signed came to city for one reason, they are too cr@p to get a place in a decent team.
It could be because even Parky believed his own hype and the players he signed came to city for one reason, they are too cr@p to get a place in a decent team. Flabbermouth

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