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The Voice - Match preview Most liked posts in thread: Bradford City vs Harrogate Town Saturday 16th September 3:00pm

  1. borderlescott

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    I tell you what folks. I’m sick of League 2 and I’m sick of all of these tin pot sides we are running scared of. There is too much respect.

    Look around our stadium. We need to remind ourselves who this club is, where it has come from, and where it should be getting to.

    We’re embarrassed by Harrogate most seasons but enough is enough. It’s about time we took the handbrake off and took somebody to the cleaners.

    plenty of other clubs see their sides score three, four, maybe even five, but is never us. Steady old Bradford City.

    Come on Hughes. Wake up. Give it to somebody, once, for the love of Christ.

    Apart from Colchester don’t think we’ve scored more than once in any game have we?

    Enough of this ‘gelling’ now. Mid-September. Start performing. Hurt them. Wallop them. Get Weaver angry. Get the kids in the away crowd beffing because City have annihilated them and ruined their Saturday - like Hughes does most weeks to us ha ha
     
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  2. Dubois

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    It's criminal that we didn't sign a backup to Cook in the window when we knew he was injured. Instead we signed three wingers when we were supposedly playing a system with wingbacks instead of wingers. Now we're asking one of those wingers to play in Cook's role as a lone striker. This is so recklessly stupid it defies rational explanation.
     
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  3. NorthernMonkey

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    1st minute goal incoming .........
     
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  4. HUDDERSSBANTAM

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  5. Hulmebantam

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    I would expect Chisom Afoka to start. Looked like he had a bit about him in his short period on the pitch against Grimsby.
     
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    Fans not celebrating a last minute equaliser and almost wishing it hadn’t gone in.

    Says it all really.
     
  7. Keefly Bantam

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    The fans reaction to MH at FT yesterday was a cumulation of frustration since the bizarre substitution of Banks at Carlisle.

    The last two home games have been torture to watch. Deep down we know that we are a million miles off a promotion side. No attractive patterns of play, players looking like they haven't trained together. No style. No penetration. Nothing. Just a group of lads having a kickabout.

    That is NOT what we told was going to happen in the summer and that's what is frustrating and annoying the fans.

    Yes we are missing three shoe in first teamers but if we cannot backfill with something decent then as we progress through the season we will always be behind the curve.

    Depressing really. Really depressing. Another turgid season beckons. The recent WOAP article sums up the mood around the club right now.

    The only thing this club seems to be good at right now is shooting itself in the foot.
     
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  8. Two Legs

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    Christ on a bike, is this really where we are, debating whether to go out against Harrogate with or without the handbrake on? Forget the risk, if Hughes and his squad cannot go out in front of 18k fans at home and take it to them, why do we even bother? If we go out front foot and lose because the players are n’t good enough then fine, we will have the evidence that this manager and the players we have recruited are not good enough to beat one of the worst teams in the entire football league.
    If we are scared of Harrogate it is further proof that Hughes will never get us out of this league if in fact we still need it.
     
  9. Rogered Tart

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    Some people actually applauded that, I shit you not. Applauding two teams that didn't have clue what they were doing. Both of whom should offer their point back as neither deserved anything from this game. That ain't football I'm watching, well I wouldn't call it football,
     
  10. Onside

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    There are no words to describe the football match I watched this afternoon. I need a rest from watching City. No excitement (I didn’t celebrate the goal) or entertainment. The club need to come up with answers as to how this club goes forward. If this carries on it us a relegation battle we are in rather than promotion. I am not saying a word about the players because I think there is something fundamentally wrong in the dressing room.
     
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    Hughes is a bigger threat to us than Harrogate this afternoon
     
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    I think the recruitment has been dire with the exception of 2/3 players and Hughes and Hodges shouldn’t just be under pressure but so should Mr Gent.
     
  13. Inspector

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    He mentioned the team not upping the tempo again. How many times has he said that over the last 18 months? Why doesn't he drop the players who aren't listening to his instructions? Enough is enough for me too. I think I've seen about 3 exciting games with Hughes in charge. He's all about possession, building from the back and playing 1 up front. Despite having 2 windows in 2023, we end up with Smallwood and Gilliead in a midfield 2 again. He wouldn't know how to build an attacking team if he was in charge of Barcelona at their pomp. The sad thing is, even with the returning players, we're void of confidence, void of fitness to press longer than 15 minutes and have a squad of players that most don't fit one system or the other. We've seen our players go out on loan and thrive. I just don't think our lads are enjoying under Hughes and Hodges. Every game is a regression of the game before. We have a bloated squad which leads to chopping and changing to keep them happy. This is a shit show for which Sparks has to take some responsibility. He should have closed his wallet and told Hughes to get the most out of what he's got. I do believe we have a good core of 18 players, who with the right positive instructions could deliver the football we all crave. Change now and we still have hope. Delay the inevitable and the season will just drift away.
     
  14. NorthernMonkey

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    If we do, we do. At least it would confirm that the manager and group of players aren't good enough.

    Anything would be better than this slow lingering "death by possession" nonsense.
     
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  15. NorthernMonkey

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    For a start, let's go 4 at the back and get another forward thinking player into the game. That may actually put us in the front foot from the start and not allow teams to sit in and make it tougher to break them down.

    Given how we're conceding in nearly every game it looks like it's a minimum two goals just to win a game yet with the back five we're struggling to make two decent chances, let alone even hit the target.
     
  16. borderlescott

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    If you worry about that it is the wrong mindset. I best not walk to the shop in case a bus knocks me over…..etc. i best not eat my tea in case I choke to death.

    Harrogate at home. Yes, Harrogate, at home. It’s not Real Madrid! Contrary to Hughes’ quote, going four at the back is hardly radical!

    we just wanna see the ball moved forward, with impetus, faster.
     
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  17. WilsdenBantam

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    Dreadful, didn’t even have the motivation to celebrate a last minute equaliser.
     
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  18. Ashton Bantam

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    I've seen us on TV/online this season but that was the first time live.

    All the same inadequacies as last season were there yet some how magnified. We've regressed, significantly.

    It was an abysmal watch and quite frankly both teams deserved 0 points. There wasn't 17,500 there today and actual numbers will continue to shrink quickly if we have to continue watching that.
     
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  19. Faithful Bantam

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    I gave up my ST a few years ago. I take in the odd match live. In any other given year, a 5 quid ticket for a League Cup 3rd round game at home to a Championship club would have tempted me down. You couldn't pay me to go to watch the football we play under Hughes.
     
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  20. knaresborough bantam

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    I have been going to VP since 1958 and I cannot think of a squad or Manager who are so void of idea's
    No idea what formation they are supposed to be playing
    Nobody wants to play for the shirt just the pay packet
    A Manager who sits on his arse until 70 minute then makes substitution that don't change anything
    Trys to play 2,4,or 5 at the back slow slow &even slower
    One up front who can't hold a ball up and if a winger does get away no one in the box to receive a pass
    Let's get a Manager in who will have these players train more than 2 hours a day 4 days a week
    Someone who can get a tune out off this crap
     
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