York City sign Blackburn Rovers centre-back Jack O'Connell on loan

York City sign Blackburn Rovers centre-back Jack O'Connell on loan

Blackburn Rovers centre-back Jack O’Connell in action for York City in yesterday’s 1-0 reserve defeat against Scunthorpe

Trialist Martin Devaney swings in a cross

John McReady goes toe to toe in a tussle with a Scunthorpe opponent

Lee Bullock brings an aerial menace to bear

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ENGLAND under-19 international Jack O’Connell looks set to make his York City debut at Gillingham on Saturday after signing a one-month loan deal from Blackburn Rovers.

The 18-year-old defender was recruited by City boss Gary Mills after impressing as a trialist for the club during yesterday’s 1-0 reserve defeat to Scunthorpe and, with David McGurk having joined fellow centre-back Chris Doig in the treatment room, could go straight into the team at Priestfield.

A hamstring injury means McGurk is ruled out against the Kent high-fliers and, with O’Connell having made three appearances on loan at League Two rivals Rotherham before Christmas, Mills would not be afraid to pitch him straight in against Martin Allen’s side this weekend.

The Minstermen chief said: “David McGurk has gone down with a hamstring and won’t be fit for Saturday and Chris Doig won’t be either so Jack’s a possible option for Saturday.

"He’s left-sided and he’s played a few games in the division after his spell with Rotherham. He’s also played for England U19s and reminds me of Ben Gibson in the way he runs and plays. He also passes the ball well.”

Mills ran the rule over O’Connell’s fellow trialists Jameel Ible, Martin Devaney and David McDaid as well against the Iron.

Centre-back Ible, 19, is currently on Salford City’s books, with Mills also impressed by his potential, adding: “He plays for Salford but lives in Leeds and I like him.

“He’s got good attributes for a centre-half and will get better and better if we decided to do something with him.”

On League of Ireland pair Devaney and McDaid, meanwhile, Mills said: “David McDaid is the type of player I am looking for.

“He can play down the middle or as one of the wide strikers. Martin Devaney also did okay (yesterday) although it’s always difficult when you have not played for a while.”

Mills added the performance of John McReady was one of the biggest positives from the Scunthorpe game as he continues his comeback from a dislocated shoulder.

The 20-year-old midfielder, who has been on the bench in recent matches, has not played for the first team since mid-September but is now inching closer to a recall with Mills saying: “It was good to see John McReady getting sharper and fitter. He needed that game and perhaps needs two or three more.

“It was a good workout for our players because we needed a game and it was a competitive match. The final scoreline was a bit harsh on us although that was irrelevant really. It was more about what we got out of the game.”

Oli Johnson, meanwhile, completed 20 minutes as a second-half substitute for McDaid, following his two-month lay-off due to groin and stomach problems.

On the former Norwich forward’s comeback, Mills said: “I didn’t want him to do too much but we gave him a little workout. He’s got to get sharp now like John McReady, who’s been working hard to get fit.”

Yesterday’s City team also included first-team squad members Lanre Oyebanjo, Tom Allan, Jon Challinor, Lee Bullock and Ben Everson, who shaved the bar with the hosts’ best opportunity.

Left-back Danny Blanchett was not involved, however, with Mills revealing he has been made available for transfer.

“We are trying to get him a club at the moment and are hoping something can be sorted,” the City manager explained.

Experienced midfielder Lee Bullock will also be free to leave Bootham Crescent before the transfer window closes having failed to break back into City’s starting line up since being recalled from his loan spell at Gateshead.

Mills added: “Bully has expressed he wants to go and play games, which I understand at his age.

“People know he’s available but nothing’s come up yet and, because he is such a good pro, I know I will get a good shift from him if needed.”

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6:34pm Tue 22 Jan 13

updarails123 says...

Why!!
Why!! updarails123
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6:35pm Tue 22 Jan 13

updarails123 says...

Why!!

Would be better off signing for the rails
Why!! Would be better off signing for the rails updarails123
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6:52pm Tue 22 Jan 13

Edsoni says...

It worked with Gibson last year -so worth a punt.
Gives some additional cover given injuries and the departure of Carlisle.

Lets give all the new signings more than five minutes before we rush to judgement.
It worked with Gibson last year -so worth a punt. Gives some additional cover given injuries and the departure of Carlisle. Lets give all the new signings more than five minutes before we rush to judgement. Edsoni
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7:18pm Tue 22 Jan 13

brahma says...

He was capped as an England under 19 international in the autumn and did OK in the game against Ukraine. Should be good.
He was capped as an England under 19 international in the autumn and did OK in the game against Ukraine. Should be good. brahma
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7:56pm Tue 22 Jan 13

johnno65 says...

updarails123 wrote:
Why!!
Yes why? we have a young talented defender who has had 2 sub appearances, stop wasting time and effort and work with what we have,improve tactics, set play we now have Rodman and Elerson, Platt and McReady back, TY and smith playing well and keeping clean sheets, Potts finally on the pitch instead of the stands. dont upset something that is close to working.
[quote][p][bold]updarails123[/bold] wrote: Why!![/p][/quote]Yes why? we have a young talented defender who has had 2 sub appearances, stop wasting time and effort and work with what we have,improve tactics, set play we now have Rodman and Elerson, Platt and McReady back, TY and smith playing well and keeping clean sheets, Potts finally on the pitch instead of the stands. dont upset something that is close to working. johnno65
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8:11pm Tue 22 Jan 13

updarails123 says...

If the lads had a blinding game in front of Gary this afternoon, then fair enough. Judging by the result and the fact it was against scunnys youth team with the odd res player thrown in I doubt it. Just think we have young players that need the experience more than a lad from Blackburn who will on his way home in 4 weeks

Updarails
If the lads had a blinding game in front of Gary this afternoon, then fair enough. Judging by the result and the fact it was against scunnys youth team with the odd res player thrown in I doubt it. Just think we have young players that need the experience more than a lad from Blackburn who will on his way home in 4 weeks Updarails updarails123
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8:28pm Tue 22 Jan 13

new_fr says...

Why? Plenty of people have been dissing Smith and doubting whether Allan is ready for an extended run. Still they are not happy
Why? Plenty of people have been dissing Smith and doubting whether Allan is ready for an extended run. Still they are not happy new_fr
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8:44pm Tue 22 Jan 13

OLD - HEAD says...

I am sure that this young lad will be a very good player, I have no doubt about that. But with so many centre back options already at the club - McGurk, Smith, Parslow, Fyfield, Oyebanjo, Doig and Allan - I would have thought that getting some strikers in would have been much more of a priority. Even the Manager has been quoted as wanting strikers and wingers.
I am sure that this young lad will be a very good player, I have no doubt about that. But with so many centre back options already at the club - McGurk, Smith, Parslow, Fyfield, Oyebanjo, Doig and Allan - I would have thought that getting some strikers in would have been much more of a priority. Even the Manager has been quoted as wanting strikers and wingers. OLD - HEAD
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8:54pm Tue 22 Jan 13

Tug job says...

OLD - HEAD wrote:
I am sure that this young lad will be a very good player, I have no doubt about that. But with so many centre back options already at the club - McGurk, Smith, Parslow, Fyfield, Oyebanjo, Doig and Allan - I would have thought that getting some strikers in would have been much more of a priority. Even the Manager has been quoted as wanting strikers and wingers.
Perhaps Millsy intends playing him as a striker/winger?
[quote][p][bold]OLD - HEAD[/bold] wrote: I am sure that this young lad will be a very good player, I have no doubt about that. But with so many centre back options already at the club - McGurk, Smith, Parslow, Fyfield, Oyebanjo, Doig and Allan - I would have thought that getting some strikers in would have been much more of a priority. Even the Manager has been quoted as wanting strikers and wingers.[/p][/quote]Perhaps Millsy intends playing him as a striker/winger? Tug job
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9:13pm Tue 22 Jan 13

duffy says...

OLD - HEAD wrote:
I am sure that this young lad will be a very good player, I have no doubt about that. But with so many centre back options already at the club - McGurk, Smith, Parslow, Fyfield, Oyebanjo, Doig and Allan - I would have thought that getting some strikers in would have been much more of a priority. Even the Manager has been quoted as wanting strikers and wingers.
He can play left back and played five games on loan for Rotherham. Very highly rated and in for Fyfield I would have thought.
[quote][p][bold]OLD - HEAD[/bold] wrote: I am sure that this young lad will be a very good player, I have no doubt about that. But with so many centre back options already at the club - McGurk, Smith, Parslow, Fyfield, Oyebanjo, Doig and Allan - I would have thought that getting some strikers in would have been much more of a priority. Even the Manager has been quoted as wanting strikers and wingers.[/p][/quote]He can play left back and played five games on loan for Rotherham. Very highly rated and in for Fyfield I would have thought. duffy
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9:19pm Tue 22 Jan 13

Dortmun says...

Sky Sports understands that Blackburn Rovers have handed professional terms to Jack O'Connell.

The highly-rated defender is tipped for the very top and Rovers are hoping they will be the ones to benefit from his talents.

The 18-year-old, who can operate at left-back or as a centre-half, made the step up into reserve set-up at Ewood Park in 2011/12 and is expected to be knocking on the first-team door in the near future.

Blackburn fended off interest from a number of their North West rivals to bring O'Connell into their academy ranks and are determined to ensure that he remains on their books.

It is understood that the youngster has agreed to commit his immediate future to the club by penning a two-year deal.

Rovers will welcome positive news on the contract front, with the club still coming to terms with their relegation out of the Premier League.
Sky Sports understands that Blackburn Rovers have handed professional terms to Jack O'Connell. The highly-rated defender is tipped for the very top and Rovers are hoping they will be the ones to benefit from his talents. The 18-year-old, who can operate at left-back or as a centre-half, made the step up into reserve set-up at Ewood Park in 2011/12 and is expected to be knocking on the first-team door in the near future. Blackburn fended off interest from a number of their North West rivals to bring O'Connell into their academy ranks and are determined to ensure that he remains on their books. It is understood that the youngster has agreed to commit his immediate future to the club by penning a two-year deal. Rovers will welcome positive news on the contract front, with the club still coming to terms with their relegation out of the Premier League. Dortmun
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9:23pm Tue 22 Jan 13

tips says...

Good call duffy ,Fyfield has been looking very shaky just lately.
It's a chance for Gary Mills to see if he could be an option in the close season if he became available
Good call duffy ,Fyfield has been looking very shaky just lately. It's a chance for Gary Mills to see if he could be an option in the close season if he became available tips
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9:46am Wed 23 Jan 13

OLD - HEAD says...

Re - My earlier posting, it appears that McGurk now has a hamstring problem, that explains the signing of this young lad. Blanchett and Bullock are now available to leave in this transfer window (no comment).
Re - My earlier posting, it appears that McGurk now has a hamstring problem, that explains the signing of this young lad. Blanchett and Bullock are now available to leave in this transfer window (no comment). OLD - HEAD
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12:58pm Wed 23 Jan 13

eborexile says...

Fyfield has recently fallen away from his new higher standard. I think because he is missing the support afforded by Chambers which is not matched by Rodman. Rodman hasn't yet worked out how to be effective when we haven't got the ball.

On Saturday, given the update above, I wouldn't be surprised to see Parslow back in the middle with Oyebanjo right side. O'Connell taking the Gibson role and Bullock just in front of the back four. Equally I won't be surprised if I was proved wrong.
Fyfield has recently fallen away from his new higher standard. I think because he is missing the support afforded by Chambers which is not matched by Rodman. Rodman hasn't yet worked out how to be effective when we haven't got the ball. On Saturday, given the update above, I wouldn't be surprised to see Parslow back in the middle with Oyebanjo right side. O'Connell taking the Gibson role and Bullock just in front of the back four. Equally I won't be surprised if I was proved wrong. eborexile
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1:44pm Wed 23 Jan 13

Some old bloke says...

I see that the home game against Bradford City in March is all-ticket. I believe it also comes six days after Bradford play at Wembley so hopefully they might be knackered, and/or still suffering the effects of over-celebrating if they manage to win that one. I think we should say well done to them for flying the League 2 flag anyway.
I see that the home game against Bradford City in March is all-ticket. I believe it also comes six days after Bradford play at Wembley so hopefully they might be knackered, and/or still suffering the effects of over-celebrating if they manage to win that one. I think we should say well done to them for flying the League 2 flag anyway. Some old bloke
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2:11pm Wed 23 Jan 13

brahma says...

3 Wembleys in less than a year for Meredith, assuming he plays.
3 Wembleys in less than a year for Meredith, assuming he plays. brahma
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2:19pm Wed 23 Jan 13

yorkiemike says...

Yes Same old Bloke I agree, well done to Bradford.There`s always a touch of envy wishing it was us but fair do`s they have beaten 3 Premier League sides on the way and I hope they can pull it off at Wembley.
Whatever the result they should get a terrific reception at BC and it should be a cracking game.
Well done Bradford!
Yes Same old Bloke I agree, well done to Bradford.There`s always a touch of envy wishing it was us but fair do`s they have beaten 3 Premier League sides on the way and I hope they can pull it off at Wembley. Whatever the result they should get a terrific reception at BC and it should be a cracking game. Well done Bradford! yorkiemike
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2:42pm Wed 23 Jan 13

paddymacwakey says...

i have been thinking what brahma as said on here.3 wembley finals in less than a year for meredith.is that a record for a player.well done bradford for your achievments,and flying the division 2 flag.
i have been thinking what brahma as said on here.3 wembley finals in less than a year for meredith.is that a record for a player.well done bradford for your achievments,and flying the division 2 flag. paddymacwakey
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3:30pm Wed 23 Jan 13

The_Baron89 says...

Meredith has glandular fever doesn't he? Was expected to be out for a fair while. Not sure if he'll be fit for Wembley.
Meredith has glandular fever doesn't he? Was expected to be out for a fair while. Not sure if he'll be fit for Wembley. The_Baron89
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4:46pm Wed 23 Jan 13

Baggy Y Fronts says...

Yes Mez is out for the season with glandular fever
Yes Mez is out for the season with glandular fever Baggy Y Fronts
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5:07pm Wed 23 Jan 13

robiniorocks says...

We have also signed Salford City defender Jameel Ible until the end of the season according to the Greater Manchester club's official website.



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We have also signed Salford City defender Jameel Ible until the end of the season according to the Greater Manchester club's official website. Read more: http://www.york.vita lfootball.co.uk/arti cle.asp?a=306421#ixz z2IocTkrvz robiniorocks
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5:09pm Wed 23 Jan 13

RooBeck says...

Yes, very well done Bradford and a great performance - we must watch out for their big centre-half at corners and free-kicks! Nice to see a team from the lower regions make it to the final of a major competition.(51 years after Rochdale made the final. Fancy Chelsea to beat The Swans to-night and take the other final place and if so, can The Bantams claim a European place if it is Chelsea and who are likely to go into the Champions League?!! Can Swansea be nominated for Europe by the English FA??) Should be a cracking match at BC on the 2nd. March - a full house maybe, and the second Yorkshire derby for us in four days!!! Can't wait! COYR.
Yes, very well done Bradford and a great performance - we must watch out for their big centre-half at corners and free-kicks! Nice to see a team from the lower regions make it to the final of a major competition.(51 years after Rochdale made the final. Fancy Chelsea to beat The Swans to-night and take the other final place and if so, can The Bantams claim a European place if it is Chelsea and who are likely to go into the Champions League?!! Can Swansea be nominated for Europe by the English FA??) Should be a cracking match at BC on the 2nd. March - a full house maybe, and the second Yorkshire derby for us in four days!!! Can't wait! COYR. RooBeck
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5:11pm Wed 23 Jan 13

SamYCFC says...

hopefully no more C.smith or Parslow. Sorry flett i know how much you're fond of them both ;)
hopefully no more C.smith or Parslow. Sorry flett i know how much you're fond of them both ;) SamYCFC
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7:42pm Wed 23 Jan 13

Dortmun says...

Great we can now put a full team of central defenders out including C Smith in goal. lol
Great we can now put a full team of central defenders out including C Smith in goal. lol Dortmun
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7:56pm Wed 23 Jan 13

The_Baron89 says...

Dortmun wrote:
Great we can now put a full team of central defenders out including C Smith in goal. lol
Dead funny that. Thanks for posting.
[quote][p][bold]Dortmun[/bold] wrote: Great we can now put a full team of central defenders out including C Smith in goal. lol[/p][/quote]Dead funny that. Thanks for posting. The_Baron89
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8:04pm Wed 23 Jan 13

Dortmun says...

The_Baron89 wrote:
Dortmun wrote:
Great we can now put a full team of central defenders out including C Smith in goal. lol
Dead funny that. Thanks for posting.
Thanks for taking the time to read it.
Obvious lack of sense of humor. .
[quote][p][bold]The_Baron89[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dortmun[/bold] wrote: Great we can now put a full team of central defenders out including C Smith in goal. lol[/p][/quote]Dead funny that. Thanks for posting.[/p][/quote]Thanks for taking the time to read it. Obvious lack of sense of humor. . Dortmun
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9:09pm Wed 23 Jan 13

Yorkieroy60 says...

RooBeck wrote:
Yes, very well done Bradford and a great performance - we must watch out for their big centre-half at corners and free-kicks! Nice to see a team from the lower regions make it to the final of a major competition.(51 years after Rochdale made the final. Fancy Chelsea to beat The Swans to-night and take the other final place and if so, can The Bantams claim a European place if it is Chelsea and who are likely to go into the Champions League?!! Can Swansea be nominated for Europe by the English FA??) Should be a cracking match at BC on the 2nd. March - a full house maybe, and the second Yorkshire derby for us in four days!!! Can't wait! COYR.
Yeh Rochdale made it to the FL Cup Final all those years ago & guess who they beat in the Quarter Finals?-yep you've got it Super City after we'd beaten the likes of Leicester City then a First Division Club(Gordon Banks was in goal) Bristol City & Watford-maybe we thought Rochdale would be easy meat but unfortunately not!
[quote][p][bold]RooBeck[/bold] wrote: Yes, very well done Bradford and a great performance - we must watch out for their big centre-half at corners and free-kicks! Nice to see a team from the lower regions make it to the final of a major competition.(51 years after Rochdale made the final. Fancy Chelsea to beat The Swans to-night and take the other final place and if so, can The Bantams claim a European place if it is Chelsea and who are likely to go into the Champions League?!! Can Swansea be nominated for Europe by the English FA??) Should be a cracking match at BC on the 2nd. March - a full house maybe, and the second Yorkshire derby for us in four days!!! Can't wait! COYR.[/p][/quote]Yeh Rochdale made it to the FL Cup Final all those years ago & guess who they beat in the Quarter Finals?-yep you've got it Super City after we'd beaten the likes of Leicester City then a First Division Club(Gordon Banks was in goal) Bristol City & Watford-maybe we thought Rochdale would be easy meat but unfortunately not! Yorkieroy60
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8:03am Thu 24 Jan 13

brahma says...

Yorkieroy60 wrote:
RooBeck wrote:
Yes, very well done Bradford and a great performance - we must watch out for their big centre-half at corners and free-kicks! Nice to see a team from the lower regions make it to the final of a major competition.(51 years after Rochdale made the final. Fancy Chelsea to beat The Swans to-night and take the other final place and if so, can The Bantams claim a European place if it is Chelsea and who are likely to go into the Champions League?!! Can Swansea be nominated for Europe by the English FA??) Should be a cracking match at BC on the 2nd. March - a full house maybe, and the second Yorkshire derby for us in four days!!! Can't wait! COYR.
Yeh Rochdale made it to the FL Cup Final all those years ago & guess who they beat in the Quarter Finals?-yep you've got it Super City after we'd beaten the likes of Leicester City then a First Division Club(Gordon Banks was in goal) Bristol City & Watford-maybe we thought Rochdale would be easy meat but unfortunately not!
Re Swansea City, the following from BBC website 21/03/2012 relates.
Uefa give Swansea and Cardiff European assurance

Welsh clubs Swansea City and Cardiff City have been told by Uefa the only way they can qualify for Europe is by representing the English league.

Swansea and Cardiff are among six Welsh clubs in the English system and there had been uncertainty they could qualify for Europe via the English pyramid.
[quote][p][bold]Yorkieroy60[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RooBeck[/bold] wrote: Yes, very well done Bradford and a great performance - we must watch out for their big centre-half at corners and free-kicks! Nice to see a team from the lower regions make it to the final of a major competition.(51 years after Rochdale made the final. Fancy Chelsea to beat The Swans to-night and take the other final place and if so, can The Bantams claim a European place if it is Chelsea and who are likely to go into the Champions League?!! Can Swansea be nominated for Europe by the English FA??) Should be a cracking match at BC on the 2nd. March - a full house maybe, and the second Yorkshire derby for us in four days!!! Can't wait! COYR.[/p][/quote]Yeh Rochdale made it to the FL Cup Final all those years ago & guess who they beat in the Quarter Finals?-yep you've got it Super City after we'd beaten the likes of Leicester City then a First Division Club(Gordon Banks was in goal) Bristol City & Watford-maybe we thought Rochdale would be easy meat but unfortunately not![/p][/quote]Re Swansea City, the following from BBC website 21/03/2012 relates. Uefa give Swansea and Cardiff European assurance Welsh clubs Swansea City and Cardiff City have been told by Uefa the only way they can qualify for Europe is by representing the English league. Swansea and Cardiff are among six Welsh clubs in the English system and there had been uncertainty they could qualify for Europe via the English pyramid. brahma
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9:24am Thu 24 Jan 13

chalkytalky says...

Apparently another CB has been signed up by Mills too (as well as O'Connell). Not sure who he is though.
Irish triallists not up to much by all accounts :(
Apparently another CB has been signed up by Mills too (as well as O'Connell). Not sure who he is though. Irish triallists not up to much by all accounts :( chalkytalky
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2:39pm Thu 24 Jan 13

brahma says...

chalkytalky wrote:
Apparently another CB has been signed up by Mills too (as well as O'Connell). Not sure who he is though.
Irish triallists not up to much by all accounts :(
As Robiniorocks observed in this string yesterday, the other CB is likely to be Ible from Salford City. As for the Irish triallists, far from not being up to much, Mills thought they were OK. All of this stuff is a matter of inches above your post, chalkytalky, but I'll post it here for your convenience.

" Centre-back Ible, 19, is currently on Salford City’s books, with Mills also impressed by his potential, adding: “He plays for Salford but lives in Leeds and I like him.

“He’s got good attributes for a centre-half and will get better and better if we decided to do something with him.”

On League of Ireland pair Devaney and McDaid, meanwhile, Mills said: “David McDaid is the type of player I am looking for.

“He can play down the middle or as one of the wide strikers. Martin Devaney also did okay (yesterday) although it’s always difficult when you have not played for a while.”
[quote][p][bold]chalkytalky[/bold] wrote: Apparently another CB has been signed up by Mills too (as well as O'Connell). Not sure who he is though. Irish triallists not up to much by all accounts :([/p][/quote]As Robiniorocks observed in this string yesterday, the other CB is likely to be Ible from Salford City. As for the Irish triallists, far from not being up to much, Mills thought they were OK. All of this stuff is a matter of inches above your post, chalkytalky, but I'll post it here for your convenience. " Centre-back Ible, 19, is currently on Salford City’s books, with Mills also impressed by his potential, adding: “He plays for Salford but lives in Leeds and I like him. “He’s got good attributes for a centre-half and will get better and better if we decided to do something with him.” On League of Ireland pair Devaney and McDaid, meanwhile, Mills said: “David McDaid is the type of player I am looking for. “He can play down the middle or as one of the wide strikers. Martin Devaney also did okay (yesterday) although it’s always difficult when you have not played for a while.” brahma
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3:33pm Thu 24 Jan 13

RooBeck says...

brahma wrote:
Yorkieroy60 wrote:
RooBeck wrote:
Yes, very well done Bradford and a great performance - we must watch out for their big centre-half at corners and free-kicks! Nice to see a team from the lower regions make it to the final of a major competition.(51 years after Rochdale made the final. Fancy Chelsea to beat The Swans to-night and take the other final place and if so, can The Bantams claim a European place if it is Chelsea and who are likely to go into the Champions League?!! Can Swansea be nominated for Europe by the English FA??) Should be a cracking match at BC on the 2nd. March - a full house maybe, and the second Yorkshire derby for us in four days!!! Can't wait! COYR.
Yeh Rochdale made it to the FL Cup Final all those years ago & guess who they beat in the Quarter Finals?-yep you've got it Super City after we'd beaten the likes of Leicester City then a First Division Club(Gordon Banks was in goal) Bristol City & Watford-maybe we thought Rochdale would be easy meat but unfortunately not!
Re Swansea City, the following from BBC website 21/03/2012 relates.
Uefa give Swansea and Cardiff European assurance

Welsh clubs Swansea City and Cardiff City have been told by Uefa the only way they can qualify for Europe is by representing the English league.

Swansea and Cardiff are among six Welsh clubs in the English system and there had been uncertainty they could qualify for Europe via the English pyramid.
There is of course one scenario I didn't highlight - The Bantams could win the cup and they are probably going to be less fazed at the prospect of Swansea than Chelsea! Will the English FA allow that, or, is it only Premiership/Champion
ship clubs that can go forward into European competitions? One thing is for certain, Valley Parade(or whatever their new sponsors call it), is a fine stadium and would appear to meet higher standards! Anyhow, their visit to BC six days after Wembley is set to be a great occasion and hope that Bradford arrive as cup winners, only then to go back to West Yorkshire, less the three points!! COYR.
[quote][p][bold]brahma[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Yorkieroy60[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RooBeck[/bold] wrote: Yes, very well done Bradford and a great performance - we must watch out for their big centre-half at corners and free-kicks! Nice to see a team from the lower regions make it to the final of a major competition.(51 years after Rochdale made the final. Fancy Chelsea to beat The Swans to-night and take the other final place and if so, can The Bantams claim a European place if it is Chelsea and who are likely to go into the Champions League?!! Can Swansea be nominated for Europe by the English FA??) Should be a cracking match at BC on the 2nd. March - a full house maybe, and the second Yorkshire derby for us in four days!!! Can't wait! COYR.[/p][/quote]Yeh Rochdale made it to the FL Cup Final all those years ago & guess who they beat in the Quarter Finals?-yep you've got it Super City after we'd beaten the likes of Leicester City then a First Division Club(Gordon Banks was in goal) Bristol City & Watford-maybe we thought Rochdale would be easy meat but unfortunately not![/p][/quote]Re Swansea City, the following from BBC website 21/03/2012 relates. Uefa give Swansea and Cardiff European assurance Welsh clubs Swansea City and Cardiff City have been told by Uefa the only way they can qualify for Europe is by representing the English league. Swansea and Cardiff are among six Welsh clubs in the English system and there had been uncertainty they could qualify for Europe via the English pyramid.[/p][/quote]There is of course one scenario I didn't highlight - The Bantams could win the cup and they are probably going to be less fazed at the prospect of Swansea than Chelsea! Will the English FA allow that, or, is it only Premiership/Champion ship clubs that can go forward into European competitions? One thing is for certain, Valley Parade(or whatever their new sponsors call it), is a fine stadium and would appear to meet higher standards! Anyhow, their visit to BC six days after Wembley is set to be a great occasion and hope that Bradford arrive as cup winners, only then to go back to West Yorkshire, less the three points!! COYR. RooBeck
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4:04pm Thu 24 Jan 13

The_Baron89 says...

Dortmun wrote:
The_Baron89 wrote:
Dortmun wrote: Great we can now put a full team of central defenders out including C Smith in goal. lol
Dead funny that. Thanks for posting.
Thanks for taking the time to read it. Obvious lack of sense of humor. .
Like your 'humor' is missing the second u?
[quote][p][bold]Dortmun[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The_Baron89[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dortmun[/bold] wrote: Great we can now put a full team of central defenders out including C Smith in goal. lol[/p][/quote]Dead funny that. Thanks for posting.[/p][/quote]Thanks for taking the time to read it. Obvious lack of sense of humor. .[/p][/quote]Like your 'humor' is missing the second u? The_Baron89
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6:03pm Thu 24 Jan 13

Dortmun says...

The_Baron89 wrote:
Dortmun wrote:
The_Baron89 wrote:
Dortmun wrote: Great we can now put a full team of central defenders out including C Smith in goal. lol
Dead funny that. Thanks for posting.
Thanks for taking the time to read it. Obvious lack of sense of humor. .
Like your 'humor' is missing the second u?
Yawn Yawn Yawn. xxxxxxxxx
[quote][p][bold]The_Baron89[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dortmun[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The_Baron89[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dortmun[/bold] wrote: Great we can now put a full team of central defenders out including C Smith in goal. lol[/p][/quote]Dead funny that. Thanks for posting.[/p][/quote]Thanks for taking the time to read it. Obvious lack of sense of humor. .[/p][/quote]Like your 'humor' is missing the second u?[/p][/quote]Yawn Yawn Yawn. xxxxxxxxx Dortmun
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6:11pm Thu 24 Jan 13

Dortmun says...

Humour or humor (see spelling differences) is the tendency of particular cognitive experiences to provoke laughter and provide amusement. The term derives from the humoral medicine of the ancient Greeks, which taught that the balance of fluids in the human body, known as humors (Latin: humor, "body fluid"), control human health and emotion
Humour or humor (see spelling differences) is the tendency of particular cognitive experiences to provoke laughter and provide amusement. The term derives from the humoral medicine of the ancient Greeks, which taught that the balance of fluids in the human body, known as humors (Latin: humor, "body fluid"), control human health and emotion Dortmun
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