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Conlon and Clarke disciplined by City

7:40am Monday 16th March 2009

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Stuart McCall insists axed duo Barry Conlon and Matt Clarke will be back in his Bournemouth battle plans tomorrow.

The pair were dropped completely from Saturday’s loss at Exeter following a breach of club discipline.

We’ll keep it private but it’s over and done with now. They are both back in the squad

Stuart McCall

McCall refused to go into details about the offence but confirmed that the two players had been punished. He said: “It’s an internal matter and has been dealt with in the dressing room. It’s a non-football related issue and they’ve been punished for it.

“We’ll keep it private but it’s over and done with now. They are both back in the squad.”

City head for Dean Court on the back of four straight away defeats. They have lost both games since thrashing Aldershot 5-0 nine days ago.

The 1-0 slip-up at Exeter, to a freak deflected cross-cum-shot, dropped McCall’s men out of the play-off zone on goal difference.

But the City chief remains adamant that the third automatic promotion slot is well within their reach.

McCall added: “There’s still only three points in it so of course we’re aiming for that third spot.

“We have to make sure we finish in the top seven but that doesn’t take our focus away from wanting to win every game.

“If we went on a little run again and won our next two or three, we could well be looking at third. We’re not being stupid enough to say we’re out of it.

“There’s a long way to go yet and if we have to settle for a trip to Wembley then naturally we will do that. But we do need a couple of wins back under our belt quickly. We should have got something from Exeter but we didn’t and we have to put that right.”

City controlled large periods of a dour game but fired their second blank in a week after Dean Moxey’s 20th-minute fluke clinch the victory.

Peter Thorne was limited to a bench role because of a stiff neck so McCall employed Nicky Law as a makeshift strike partner for Michael Boulding.

McCall said: “Thorney wasn’t even going to be on the bench but he was desperate to be involved. We were out of options.

“The last time Lawsy played up front for Sheffield United reserves he scored four so we just went for something a little different.

“I don’t think anyone would say we didn’t deserve at least a point. There was no lack in effort or desire, just not enough cutting edge because we had three or four respectable chances.

“It wasn’t another Barnet; it wasn’t a poor performance. We just didn’t do enough in the penalty box. We got done the other night by two dubious decisions and now we’ve been done by a freak goal. We were on top for most parts of the game.”


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The Russian, Brizzal says...
8:24am Mon 16 Mar 09

So that explains why they were sat behind us in the stand !. I don't care what McCall says about the game HE got it all wrong again. Back came McClaren and Bullock in the middle and they looked ineffective and added nothing to the team. That meant Furman on the left and LAW sitting behind Boulding. Two inspirational players out of position AGAIN. Even when Thorne came on and played two proper strikers up front we didn't look threatening. He had an ex premier league/international player on the bench who would have provided the strikers with something and decided to bring on the out of form Colbeck for the last 10. Honestly in my opinion the manager has lost it!

tyker, midland road says...
9:10am Mon 16 Mar 09

we lost a centre half: so there was one replacement readily available.

we lost a centre forward so we had to make severla changes to accomodate that--sorry that is just got good enough.

What was wrong with Thorne--a cricked neck-- good ness can he nort even sleep without getting injured!!


Sorry to say but we really have little to look forward to now:another season in the bottom division with a completely new team as there is no continuity at playing level.

fatbloke, eccleshill says...
9:54am Mon 16 Mar 09

McCall said: “Thorney wasn’t even going to be on the bench but he was desperate to be involved. We were out of options.

If Thorne wasn't fit why bring him on? What's up with Brandon?

I am getting worried, especially when we have Bullock playing 90mins. HE IS NOT GOOD ENOUGH TO PLAY IN A TEAM LOOKING TO WIN THIS LEAGUE. what does he offer?

Meat Pie, Milton Keynes says...
9:57am Mon 16 Mar 09

Conlon and Clarke should be ashamed of themselves as whatever they've done (any bet it's related to booze?) they have let the team and the supporters down. 525 people again paid hard-earned money to make that trip and these two clowns can't even behave themselves.
Agree with Tyker's sentiments re Thorne - Stuart is always saying how Thorbe is always desperate to play but Jesus, how can anyone be that bluddy injury prone? It's a good job someof these lads don't have to get by in the real world!

Freddy, says...
10:01am Mon 16 Mar 09

The naivety of Stuart McCall's management was there for all to see on Saturday. You severely FINE both players, so that it really affects their lives and wives.
You forcefully get them sobered up, and on to the Subs. Bench. Put similar players into their slots, and KEEP the same team formation and play. Bring on the sobered up subs, if and when needed.
What you do NOT do Stuart McCall, is to PUNISH the whole team, the travelling supporters, ALL SUPPORTERS, and Bradford City AFC.
Stuart McCall, Conlon and Clarke, have on Saturday, ruined this Seasons' Promotion attempt, by naivety on the part of a 'Junior' Manager; The irresponsibility of TWO so termed 'PROFESSIONAL? Football Players'; Of whom, acted like stupid children, out on a 'Binge' boozing night out.( Not to mention the damage that Alcohol does to the body and match fitness). That is the end of their careers. What are they going to do?, now their football careers are coming to a dishonourable close?. They are both a disgrace, and should be made to face our Supporters on their return to Bradford.
Stuart McCall, needs to return to 'Management/Coaching Training' to learn that you DO NOT, REPEAT NOT, PUNISH THE WHOLE TEAM/CLUB, WHEN TWO FOOLISH, STUPID,IRRESPONSIBLE
, CHILD LIKE PLAYERS, BECOME INEBRIATED ON THE NIGHT BEFORE A MATCH. THEY and STUART, threw away three precious points to Promotion rivals, through lack of competence and Management expertise. CONLON and CLARKE, obviously had no respect for their Manager, or the Club, or the Team/Squad. I hope Stuart McCall has learned his lesson too. NONE OF THIS DISGRACEFUL BEHAVIOUR AND MANAGEMENT, MUST EVER HAPPEN AGAIN!.

audal, waikikamukau says...
10:09am Mon 16 Mar 09

have i missed something here? reading about "like signing a new player" brandon after his introduction to city fans vs aldershot he has dissapeared again. was there not a role for him at rochdale or exeter,if not then why not? i have already arranged for my trip to wembley but if there is no promotion at least i will have got rid of a couple of idiots behind me(could one be you dear reader?)

tyker, midland road says...
10:12am Mon 16 Mar 09

525 supporters:a round trip of whay:700 miles plus:10/11 hours couped up on coaches to watch a sunday league set up where two players are on the booze-- two children who could not keep their hands off the mini bar by the sound of it? When were they caught out? at check out when the bill arrived or what?: Sorry they should have been told to go: go home at your own expense and whilst travelling have a think about it!!!

Neither player should be allowed to wear the shirt again. 525 supporters made the not inexpensive trip and have been cheated.

All other supporters have similarly been cheated as have their team mates and the directors.

What was sang at a previous away game "you're not fit to wear the shirt".

How apt.

SkiptonPaul, Skipton says...
10:25am Mon 16 Mar 09

Over the past few monbths I have supported both Conlon and Clarke when all around me have been calling for their heads. However, If what is being quoted above is true i.e. boozing the night before an important match (or any match for that matter), and I have no reason to disbelieve it, then I am sorry but they should be kicked out of the club. I didn't go to Exeter but have done many years ago and know what the supporters must have gone through. it is not good enough. 3 ppints on Tuesday against a resurgent Bournmouth is a must now. Come on City

Dear John, says...
10:28am Mon 16 Mar 09

If this was a non-football related issue why were they not either playing or subs? people should be told what it is exactly that they are paying for.

tyker, midland road says...
10:39am Mon 16 Mar 09

i have already arranged for my trip to wembley -- who to see?

had not realised tickets had yet been issued or are you just a train spotter and going to Wembley station LOL.

Seriously though you should only take one game at a time as you might just be over the moon being as sick as a parrot!!

Meat Pie, Milton Keynes says...
10:41am Mon 16 Mar 09

Freddy wrote:
The naivety of Stuart McCall's management was there for all to see on Saturday. You severely FINE both players, so that it really affects their lives and wives. You forcefully get them sobered up, and on to the Subs. Bench. Put similar players into their slots, and KEEP the same team formation and play. Bring on the sobered up subs, if and when needed. What you do NOT do Stuart McCall, is to PUNISH the whole team, the travelling supporters, ALL SUPPORTERS, and Bradford City AFC. Stuart McCall, Conlon and Clarke, have on Saturday, ruined this Seasons' Promotion attempt, by naivety on the part of a 'Junior' Manager; The irresponsibility of TWO so termed 'PROFESSIONAL? Football Players'; Of whom, acted like stupid children, out on a 'Binge' boozing night out.( Not to mention the damage that Alcohol does to the body and match fitness). That is the end of their careers. What are they going to do?, now their football careers are coming to a dishonourable close?. They are both a disgrace, and should be made to face our Supporters on their return to Bradford. Stuart McCall, needs to return to 'Management/Coaching Training' to learn that you DO NOT, REPEAT NOT, PUNISH THE WHOLE TEAM/CLUB, WHEN TWO FOOLISH, STUPID,IRRESPONSIBLE , CHILD LIKE PLAYERS, BECOME INEBRIATED ON THE NIGHT BEFORE A MATCH. THEY and STUART, threw away three precious points to Promotion rivals, through lack of competence and Management expertise. CONLON and CLARKE, obviously had no respect for their Manager, or the Club, or the Team/Squad. I hope Stuart McCall has learned his lesson too. NONE OF THIS DISGRACEFUL BEHAVIOUR AND MANAGEMENT, MUST EVER HAPPEN AGAIN!.
I think you have this completely wrong Freddy. All players have contractual obligations opposite disciplinary issues (like any employee) and within that it could well stipulate punishment for alcohol infringements - I would be amazed if they didn't when you consider that these are after all, "sportsmen" and when a drinking culture is so prevalent in football and modern society. So as you seem to know so much about management issues, you will know that if this is the case, McCall had no choice. I also think you are being a little unfair in mentioing "junior" management as though thsi is what he and Jacobs are, the reality is that they will have been exposed to this type of scenario as players over many years, decades even.
The asy option for Stuart would have been to slap them with a fine - it would have made his selection easier for the match but he didn't, he did what all good managers have to do which is to do the difficult but correct thing. No way should they have played if they had broken club rules about drinking. Besides which, there is a reason that players are not allowed to drink for 48 hours before a game - it impairs performance. So, you are advocating picking 2 players who could well have still been under the influence? Sobering up on the subs bench is a silly thing to say.
Playing 2 players who could well still be under the influence of drink is actually letting everyone else down more than not playing them. By your thought process, players can do whatever they like without consequence - this is not good management......infa
ct it's not management of any description. I say well done to Stuart for taking the difficult but ultimately correct course of action.
One last word on this from me, if they have been boozing before a game that means so much to us and our club, they should never play for us again. Disgraceful.

Sec word - "seem-wine" LOL!

tyker, midland road says...
10:48am Mon 16 Mar 09

allegations about Doncaster races, three abject first half performaces at Luton, Barnet and Notts Couty not to mention Darlington on television,

I believe there to be a drink culture at the club and maybe, just maybe, Exeter was the first time management had proof positive or were faced with teh fact that details may be published hence the need for action.

These players have let everyone down and they should not be allowed to wear the shirt again.


Lees, Bradford says...
11:02am Mon 16 Mar 09

McCall admits we have no cutting edge this has been obvious since Thorney got injured, unfortunately he looks past it now to me!

We have all been crying out for a striker since the deadline day so why the hell haven't we got one.

We won't go anywhere if we can't score goals and the current 3 main strikers are clearly not up to it!

Can only see us finishing 8th without a new striker.

As for Conlon and Clarke... get shut both rubbish anyway.


fatbloke, eccleshill says...
11:10am Mon 16 Mar 09

Can't believe the suggestion above about having Conlon on bench.... He is crap when sober so under the influence of Alcohol I can't imagine.

Isn't it St Paddy's day tomorrow? So does that mean the management will have to watch Conlon like a child?

I would sack both players with immediate effect, because same as Bullock, Colbeck, Ainge to name a few they are not good enough to be playing for a team looking for promotion.

Sack 'em while you have the opportunity and get a decent striker in before it is to late.

tyker, midland road says...
11:39am Mon 16 Mar 09

both players are past their sell by date:they can add nothing more to thsi season so get rid now. Clarke is on a pay as you play contract so by not playing him we save wages andConlon will be gone at the season end so why not ship him out on loan as he serves no useful purpose to the team.

With Thorne having to be swathed in cotton wool, even at bed time, to prevent injuries and too many other players the wrong side of 30 it seesm as though the promotion push is simply too much for tired old jouneymen pros.

Incidentally take a look at Conlon's carerr moves to date: severla short term stints here there and everywhere-- can any infrerence be drawn from this!!i.e managers have sussed him and a possible booze problem much quicker than we have done!!! just a thought

Meat Pie, Milton Keynes says...
11:44am Mon 16 Mar 09

I have alluded to this before on this site that it is alledged by some that Conlon is always out on the pi55 in Leeds.
In my opinion, he should stay there, the bluddy useless waste of space.

Bantam58, Keighley says...
11:59am Mon 16 Mar 09

Disgraceful behaviour if its drink related, also the fighting by so called fans in Exeter which has made the bbc news website everyone should be ashamed.

shaun from richmond, richmond says...
12:56pm Mon 16 Mar 09

Who cares about that big lump Conlon??
However Im getting sick and tired of having our only two half decent players ie..Law and Furman shunted around so garbage players can have a game. Our campaign should have been built round these two!!
Instead we have to deal with animals like Conlon!!!

fatbloke, eccleshill says...
1:32pm Mon 16 Mar 09

shaun from richmond....

I only care about Conlon when he is on the field of play, I care for the other 10 players around him.

J4CKO, Apperley Bridge says...
1:33pm Mon 16 Mar 09

It seems the conduct of Conlon effected the team more than Clarke. What I mean is,with Thorney injured Conlon would have stepped in but because of ill discipline that was not an option to SM. I dont know what has gone on but knowing the two players who missed training the conclusions about alcohol are fairly good assumptions.
They have let everybody down and as far as I am concerned they should be in the last chance saloon.
My big question which doesnt seem to have been asked of McCall is why did neither Brandon or Gillespie get 20 minutes to change the result?
What is the point of having them on the bench and not use them? I could understand if we were 1 nil up and we were protecting the lead but at 1 down it seems ridiculous to ignore them.
I understand SM commented that the system and players in certain positions worked. It did NOT work, we lost. Why do we worry so much abbout the opposition. STOP over complicating things Stuart and play your best players in their natural positions.
Leave Law and Furman alone in the middle, add McLaren if needs be away from home to go 5 in midfield but why play one winger and leave 3 on the bench.
You couldnt make it up, absolute shambles
Password CITY-STEP. Which way backwards or forwards?

tyker, midland road says...
1:53pm Mon 16 Mar 09

Shaun--I posted that I agreed with you but some how this has not been accepted by the editorial board. i suspect many other sagree with you on this one.

i made other suggestions about the way the team was set up: basically a load of changes which arose only from Conlaon as the other was easily covered.

I just cannot see it: sm SAYS law scored four goals in a reserve team game--against whom we do not know-- and thinks he is the best we can offer up front.

sorry the team has to be built around FURMAN AND LAW in midfiuled and it is just plain daft to muck these about when other options were available.

KnightMcCall, East Morton says...
2:02pm Mon 16 Mar 09

audal wrote:
have i missed something here? reading about "like signing a new player" brandon after his introduction to city fans vs aldershot he has dissapeared again. was there not a role for him at rochdale or exeter,if not then why not? i have already arranged for my trip to wembley but if there is no promotion at least i will have got rid of a couple of idiots behind me(could one be you dear reader?)
Can't be me; I don't sit behind anyone.

KnightMcCall, East Morton says...
2:04pm Mon 16 Mar 09

Freddy wrote:
The naivety of Stuart McCall's management was there for all to see on Saturday. You severely FINE both players, so that it really affects their lives and wives. You forcefully get them sobered up, and on to the Subs. Bench. Put similar players into their slots, and KEEP the same team formation and play. Bring on the sobered up subs, if and when needed. What you do NOT do Stuart McCall, is to PUNISH the whole team, the travelling supporters, ALL SUPPORTERS, and Bradford City AFC. Stuart McCall, Conlon and Clarke, have on Saturday, ruined this Seasons' Promotion attempt, by naivety on the part of a 'Junior' Manager; The irresponsibility of TWO so termed 'PROFESSIONAL? Football Players'; Of whom, acted like stupid children, out on a 'Binge' boozing night out.( Not to mention the damage that Alcohol does to the body and match fitness). That is the end of their careers. What are they going to do?, now their football careers are coming to a dishonourable close?. They are both a disgrace, and should be made to face our Supporters on their return to Bradford. Stuart McCall, needs to return to 'Management/Coaching Training' to learn that you DO NOT, REPEAT NOT, PUNISH THE WHOLE TEAM/CLUB, WHEN TWO FOOLISH, STUPID,IRRESPONSIBLE , CHILD LIKE PLAYERS, BECOME INEBRIATED ON THE NIGHT BEFORE A MATCH. THEY and STUART, threw away three precious points to Promotion rivals, through lack of competence and Management expertise. CONLON and CLARKE, obviously had no respect for their Manager, or the Club, or the Team/Squad. I hope Stuart McCall has learned his lesson too. NONE OF THIS DISGRACEFUL BEHAVIOUR AND MANAGEMENT, MUST EVER HAPPEN AGAIN!.
So you don't think that players should be dropped for indiscipline? That would send a great message to the rest of the sqaud. If they broke club rules then you drop them and fine them. McCall was right to do this and it should ensure that the rest of the squad know that they tow the line or don't play.

ermintrude, Wrose says...
2:15pm Mon 16 Mar 09

Clarke and Conlon have let the side down badly. We have cover for Clarke in Rehman and Ainge and could recall Bower if needed. As others have pointed out it is glaringly obvious that we need another striker. The strength of Thorne and Boulding is as poachers, niether of them benefit from the ball been lumped forward to them, a good strong target man would be of great benefit to the team. I dont think any of us expected Peter Thorne to go through the season injury free which made it even more important that we had cover and competition for the strikers. That the management do not seem to realise this is strange to say the least. There is no way Conlon or Clarke should start on Tuesday but if Thorne is still not fit we might have to play Conlon. (He owes the club and the fans big style) Playing Boulding as the lone striker is not the answer. We should play our strongest available team with all players in their best posistions and go with a positive approach. Sensible use of substitutions would also help. Yes Stuart is a legend and i am sure most of us want him to stay and do well but at the moment I just dont understand his tactics and selections. Our fate is in our own hands and we have to make sure it stays that way. We cannot afford to slip up again at Bournmouth but I fear we just might.

spanglishbull.uk, Roldan Murcia Spain says...
2:16pm Mon 16 Mar 09


Clarky,Lawsy.Thorney
,see you have not left school yet McCall,grow up,no wonder they act like schoolchildren when the manager talks like one.

macca1969, settle says...
3:02pm Mon 16 Mar 09

Again we are let down by certain players but this time before they even get onto the pitch.Conlon although he has tried never really looks like an athletic footballer and now we know why.Clarke at times this season has made basic mistakes a lack of concentration etc not picking up his man at set pieces where he has cost us many a goal,was this also down to drink.Reguardless of what happens between now and the end of the season we now know its the end of the road for these two.

Personally i think Stuart should speak with the board and pull out all the stops to secure poss another 2 strikers and ensure the two of them never play for us again.It should be made clear that no one will let this club down in this way again.I believe that tyker is correct in saying that they is a drinking culture within the club and maybe its down to Stuarts inexperience that he hasn't dealt with it before now.We all know Stuart liked a drink himself at times but he seemed to know when and where this was acceptable unlike some people who in all walks of life never seem to know when enough is enough.

He has done the correct things in fining and dropping them but maybe this should have happened sooner,but i fear another mistake if he is to continue to rely on them they should be made to train on they own away from the other players like the naughty boys at school.

Back to tommorrow i can see us winning this just because it could bring the rest of the team together in a everyone is against us mentality.In saying this i think Stuart has to pick his strongest team with maybe a start for Brandon and has he tires bringing on Gilly

Waynus, BD6 says...
3:26pm Mon 16 Mar 09

tyker wrote:
Shaun--I posted that I agreed with you but some how this has not been accepted by the editorial board. i suspect many other sagree with you on this one. i made other suggestions about the way the team was set up: basically a load of changes which arose only from Conlaon as the other was easily covered. I just cannot see it: sm SAYS law scored four goals in a reserve team game--against whom we do not know-- and thinks he is the best we can offer up front. sorry the team has to be built around FURMAN AND LAW in midfiuled and it is just plain daft to muck these about when other options were available.
Nicky Law scored four for Sheffield United's reserves against Lincoln's reserves in a match on 1 October 2008. Because of this one performance, McCall thinks Law is a stand in striker!

If I remember rightly, Bazza scored five in a reserve game earlier this season, but it doesn't mean he is a world beater. McCall is simply clueless. If, as seems apparent, McCall's hand was forced due to the injury to Thorne and the behaviour of bazza, then surely you would start with Jones up front or even try Brandon. To play your most influential midfielder as a make-shift striker is plain daft.

McCall was quoted as saying it was the right thing to do, that we were the better team, but just didn't have the killer instinct. No SH!T Sherlock. Playing Law up front and you expect a 'killer instinct'! He maybe a quality player, but he isn't a striker!

As others have suggested, we had most of the play, created the better chances, forced plenty of corners and never really looked like breaking them down. However, we still decided not to bring on Gillespie or Brandon and persevered with 2 defensive midfielders until the last 5 minutes, despite having three wingers on the bench.

McCall? More like McDonald (do you want fries with that?) LOL

gspot, halifax says...
3:35pm Mon 16 Mar 09

i'm not going to jump on the anti-mccall bandwagon as we COULD still get promoted this season but i'd be lying if i didn't have my concerns.

a)the hard earning city fan who makes expensive away trips in todays crazy money world deserves to know what the players are up to if they do wrong - if they were on the lash then kick em out regardless of who they are - we dont pay money to watch people who don't appreciate the support or are not willing to fight for the cause.

b)furman and law are the reason why we even have a sniff of promotion yet we ask them to play anywhere just to accomodate bullock n mclaren who are cart horses at best - what happened to best team rather then best 11???

c) this has been my concern since the 1st game of the season....SUBS. Mccall seems incapable or not brave enough to really go for a game in the last 3rd when it is clearly there to be won. Why can we not make subs before the last 15 mins? what can we only make like for like subs? why have injured players on the bench? and still bring them on before fit players? how how players coming back from injury supposed to get match fit this way?

although it does sound like i'm jumping on the anti mccall bandwagon i'm not but these questions need to be addressed and quickly!!! I still have faith but am getting more concerned by the day. Will be interesting to see hwta happens tomorrow if we are 0-0 with 30 mins left.

Bantam58, Keighley says...
3:56pm Mon 16 Mar 09

spanglishbull.uk wrote:
Clarky,Lawsy.Thorney ,see you have not left school yet McCall,grow up,no wonder they act like schoolchildren when the manager talks like one.
see what you mean, bit like calling someone spanglishbull !!!

fatbloke, eccleshill says...
4:16pm Mon 16 Mar 09

spanglishbull.uk wrote:
Clarky,Lawsy.Thorney ,see you have not left school yet McCall,grow up,no wonder they act like schoolchildren when the manager talks like one.
That must be the worst attempt at slating someone I have ever read, get a life spanglishbull!!!!!!!
!!!

mancbantam, Manchester says...
5:19pm Mon 16 Mar 09

SkiptonPaul wrote:
Over the past few monbths I have supported both Conlon and Clarke when all around me have been calling for their heads. However, If what is being quoted above is true i.e. boozing the night before an important match (or any match for that matter), and I have no reason to disbelieve it, then I am sorry but they should be kicked out of the club. I didn't go to Exeter but have done many years ago and know what the supporters must have gone through. it is not good enough. 3 ppints on Tuesday against a resurgent Bournmouth is a must now. Come on City
3 ppints - do you mean points or pints SkiptonPaul? I know which one Conlon/Clarke will prefer...

I am not keen to jump on the team's backs but having been to Barnet and Rochdale recently I have been incredibly infuriated by the performance/tactics. Although Exeter appears a better performance and was just missing some finishing, the substitutions beggar belief. As easy as it is to blame McCall, he is relatively inexperienced and I wonder why Jacobs/Wetherall don't get any stick. The vast majority of managers need a first class assistant and I doubt that McCall is getting much advice or help from either - surely the chairmen should have insisted on an experienced coach as a foil to McCall?

I am hopeful that the team will prove everyone wrong again tomorrow, but if we are going to get up this year it will have to be automatically - there is no way we will get through the play offs. They'd better buck their ideas up fast.

spanglishbull.uk, Roldan Murcia Spain says...
7:13pm Mon 16 Mar 09


Fatbloke,I have a life in sunny Spain,better than watching that crap you pay to see.

gspot, halifax says...
7:45pm Mon 16 Mar 09

spanglishbull.uk wrote:
Fatbloke,I have a life in sunny Spain,better than watching that crap you pay to see.
i bet fat bloke is well offended by that comment...lol...

Soulman, Baildon says...
8:48pm Mon 16 Mar 09

Wow what a lot of vitriol! Look I hurt as much as the next city fan. I still believe we can get automatic promotion. There are 27 points to play for; we are only three points off third.
So some people want to get McCall out, who are they going to replace him with. What guarantee is there that a successful manager somewhere else is going to have success here? I think it was that successful manager Scolari (excellent pedigree) that was recently sacked!!

Soulman, Baildon says...
8:57pm Mon 16 Mar 09

spanglishbull.uk wrote:
Fatbloke,I have a life in sunny Spain,better than watching that crap you pay to see.
So you have abandoned the bulls as well? So what crap do you pay to watch. Or are you a saddo watching the pound to the euro drop, and living in an area surrounded by monotonous stepford wives style half built housing 'developments'.

dannbradfc, Wyke says...
10:00pm Mon 16 Mar 09

fatbloke wrote:
McCall said: “Thorney wasn’t even going to be on the bench but he was desperate to be involved. We were out of options. If Thorne wasn't fit why bring him on? What's up with Brandon? I am getting worried, especially when we have Bullock playing 90mins. HE IS NOT GOOD ENOUGH TO PLAY IN A TEAM LOOKING TO WIN THIS LEAGUE. what does he offer?
absolutely correct. been pointing out to the buloock lovers for ages that the guy offers nothing but height. Last season he wasn't up to it and this season albeit through injury as looked worse. the guy can't pass barely shoots for a so-called attacking midfielder. Mark my words i will be proved correct again on this one.

security words: rain rain go away come back another day quite apt.

dannbradfc, Wyke says...
10:15pm Mon 16 Mar 09

as for Conlon have a pint on me. You have finally given the fans justification to boo you not that i agree with booing individuals but all this barry barry nonsense will at least stop. The guys crap so good riddance. He probably drinks for dutch courage as he plays like he's scared to death, always just missing out on the action. I've said before what his frailties are but the guy is obviously dumb as well. Clarke another fool may lose his place and rightly so. If we were ten points clear then let em have a good week end now and then but were not. No surprise that its our away form thats crap, when the lads are away from home as well. come on players show half the passion as the fans and give us what we deserve. This excludes the likes of Furman, Law, O'Brien etc who should be allowed to give free beats to the two useles clots

SALTY, bradford says...
10:20pm Mon 16 Mar 09

Its got to be said, promotion would be a disaster. We would be whipping boys and come straight back down and Stuart would walk or be sacked.
MK Dons and Posh had players and teams capable and good enough to play at a higher level.We don't.
I hope we don't go up and Stuart uses this season to learn from his mistakes and get things right for next season.
We need players with potential, not past their best.We need younger, hungrier players who can perform at the next level.We should be able to attract the better players at our level and not on loan!
Stuart will learn from where he has gone wrong this year and will have the opporunity to put it right and lets hope he does.
Give the guy a chance even if it means another year in League 2.

Soulman, Baildon says...
10:59pm Mon 16 Mar 09

Salty although I would love to go up, I love my club more. So whatever divison we are in I will still be there, as I and another 5 of my friends have already bought our season tickets for 2009/10.

simplysaid, bradford says...
10:59pm Mon 16 Mar 09

Hurry up and get James Hanson from Guiseley before it is too late. Give this lad an opportunity to show what he can offer rather than listening to reports. Let the lad show what he can do with his own two feet and head and i can guarantee that he will get City up this season. Maybe swap him for Conlon and Clarke.
There has always been a drink culture at City whenever there has been players and managers of a certain origin involved.

Waynus, BD6 says...
11:21pm Mon 16 Mar 09

Barry says, "Use your head.... get the beers in before the Government taxes the pint to death"!!!!

Is the Marketing Team ready to bring out Barry Conlon pint glasses to go with the hats?!?!?!

Bradford1903, The Kop says...
12:02am Tue 17 Mar 09

The only problem about not revealing what the indiscretion was, is that supporters will continue to speculate. If it was divulged, then people would move on.

Waynus, BD6 says...
8:59am Tue 17 Mar 09

Bradford1903 wrote:
The only problem about not revealing what the indiscretion was, is that supporters will continue to speculate. If it was divulged, then people would move on.
So very true. We have heard all the rumours regarding the pair being out drinking. Add that to the alleged trip to the horses and not many will doubt it's credulousness.

HOWEVER, I have heard that the incident was not related to drink and instead was a fight between the pair of them. Whatever the 'indiscretion', rumours will continue whilst fans are unaware of the true picture.

spanglishbull.uk, Roldan Murcia Spain says...
9:17am Tue 17 Mar 09


Soulman,Its true I cant watch the Bulls or R.L only on sky,but no I have abandoned Bradford where I was born and bred because it is a dump,I bet you dont agree with that either do you.By the way I am pleased to tell you my house is completed in a lovely Spanish village five minutes from the coast surrounded by lovely Spanish people who are proud of their country and traditions.Just like Bradford(not)



Meat Pie, Milton Keynes says...
10:31am Tue 17 Mar 09

Waynus wrote:
Bradford1903 wrote: The only problem about not revealing what the indiscretion was, is that supporters will continue to speculate. If it was divulged, then people would move on.
So very true. We have heard all the rumours regarding the pair being out drinking. Add that to the alleged trip to the horses and not many will doubt it's credulousness. HOWEVER, I have heard that the incident was not related to drink and instead was a fight between the pair of them. Whatever the 'indiscretion', rumours will continue whilst fans are unaware of the true picture.
A fight between the 2 of them? Are you having a laugh Waynus? Many punches thrown......none hitting the target.
Pair of idiots - sack 'em both n' good riddance to bad rubbish.

KnightMcCall, East Morton says...
12:06pm Tue 17 Mar 09

spanglishbull.uk wrote:
Soulman,Its true I cant watch the Bulls or R.L only on sky,but no I have abandoned Bradford where I was born and bred because it is a dump,I bet you dont agree with that either do you.By the way I am pleased to tell you my house is completed in a lovely Spanish village five minutes from the coast surrounded by lovely Spanish people who are proud of their country and traditions.Just like Bradford(not)
Just because you don't have the self-respect to be proud of where you are from doesn't mean that the rest of us don't.

It's called being insecure. Try growing a pair.

Waynus, BD6 says...
5:47pm Tue 17 Mar 09

Meat Pie wrote:
Waynus wrote:
Bradford1903 wrote: The only problem about not revealing what the indiscretion was, is that supporters will continue to speculate. If it was divulged, then people would move on.
So very true. We have heard all the rumours regarding the pair being out drinking. Add that to the alleged trip to the horses and not many will doubt it's credulousness. HOWEVER, I have heard that the incident was not related to drink and instead was a fight between the pair of them. Whatever the 'indiscretion', rumours will continue whilst fans are unaware of the true picture.
A fight between the 2 of them? Are you having a laugh Waynus? Many punches thrown......none hitting the target.
Pair of idiots - sack 'em both n' good riddance to bad rubbish.
What is your issue with me?

I simply said that there were TWO rumours being circulated about Clarke & Conlon's indiscretions. One was that they had been drinking, the other that they had been fighting each other.

Why does that mean 'I am having a laugh'? I didn't start either rumour!

Soulman, Baildon says...
8:44pm Tue 17 Mar 09

Meat Pie wrote:
Waynus wrote:
Bradford1903 wrote: The only problem about not revealing what the indiscretion was, is that supporters will continue to speculate. If it was divulged, then people would move on.
So very true. We have heard all the rumours regarding the pair being out drinking. Add that to the alleged trip to the horses and not many will doubt it's credulousness. HOWEVER, I have heard that the incident was not related to drink and instead was a fight between the pair of them. Whatever the 'indiscretion', rumours will continue whilst fans are unaware of the true picture.
A fight between the 2 of them? Are you having a laugh Waynus? Many punches thrown......none hitting the target. Pair of idiots - sack 'em both n' good riddance to bad rubbish.
Perhaps you should sever links altogether then.
Lo único que le sucede a Byulls en españa es una lucha que ellos están obligados a perder! Si te gusta los toros ¿por qué hablar de Bantams o rubiish ellos. Si te gusta tanto España por qué venir en este sitio! Adiós y buena ridance

Waynus, BD6 says...
11:50pm Tue 17 Mar 09

Soulman wrote:
Meat Pie wrote:
Waynus wrote:
Bradford1903 wrote: The only problem about not revealing what the indiscretion was, is that supporters will continue to speculate. If it was divulged, then people would move on.
So very true. We have heard all the rumours regarding the pair being out drinking. Add that to the alleged trip to the horses and not many will doubt it's credulousness. HOWEVER, I have heard that the incident was not related to drink and instead was a fight between the pair of them. Whatever the 'indiscretion', rumours will continue whilst fans are unaware of the true picture.
A fight between the 2 of them? Are you having a laugh Waynus? Many punches thrown......none hitting the target. Pair of idiots - sack 'em both n' good riddance to bad rubbish.
Perhaps you should sever links altogether then.
Lo único que le sucede a Byulls en españa es una lucha que ellos están obligados a perder! Si te gusta los toros ¿por qué hablar de Bantams o rubiish ellos. Si te gusta tanto España por qué venir en este sitio! Adiós y buena ridance
Very true Soulman, but you have tagged the wrong post. Your comments were aimed at 'spanglishbull.uk', not the above posters.

I agree with you though. If he likes the Bulls, he should stick to them and stay away from the Bantams (that said, don't they stab bulls in the back in Spain?). If he doesn't like Bradford and loves his beloved place in the sun, I repeat your question to him. Why do you come on here?

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