Boss pleased with Bantams

Bradford boss Phil Parkinson was delighted after his team did everything but score during a second-half barrage in the 0-0 draw at Port Vale.

Last Updated: 06/03/13 at 12:45

Phil Parkinson: Happy to take positives

Phil Parkinson: Happy to take positives

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

But he insisted it "wasn't a hard luck story" and accepted their promotion-chasing hosts had played a full part in an entertaining game that deserved goals.

Parkinson said: "The lads were outstanding and in the second half we really took the game to them.

"On another night James Hanson could have scored a couple of goals and there were scrambles in their goalmouth when I don't know how the ball didn't go in the net.

"I thought the spirit, energy and quality in our play was terrific and I couldn't have asked for anything more from them.

"We've gone three unbeaten now since Wembley, including two clean sheets away from home, and that's good going.

"We got out to try and win every game and we made attacking substitutions in the second half to try to get the three points.

"But we shouldn't forget Jon McLaughlin has made a world-class save from Tom Pope in the first-half and Vale also had a chance or two towards the end."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

D

on't go to England at your age, you'll either be mugged or not appreciated. Or made to lump the ball long to a bloke who looks like a mascot.

megabrow (cufc)
Beckenbauer warns Schweinsteiger

F

rom the headline I presumed he meant boots, pants, jim-jams, toothbrush and paste, passport, tickets, premier inn long-term package, Scouse-English-Portuguese-German dictionary, 'How to be a 9 and 3/4' by B. Rodgers, few dozen tins of food and Evian because you can never be sure about the local food/water...

KevinBoatang
Firmino has 'everything' for PL - Willian

H

e looked like he was playing with a plastic pound shop ball in the wind against Juve, his passing was so bad.

paddy7s
Sergio Ramos: Exactly What United Need

Footer 365

Manchester United won't budge over David De Gea fee

Manchester United are adamant that Real Madrid will have to play a world record fee for a goalkeeper to sign David De Gea.

Guardiola will let Schweini decide future

Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola has told Manchester United target Bastian Schweinsteiger he can make up his own mind on his future.

Dean Hammond signs new deal with Leicester City

Leicester midfielder Dean Hammond has signed a new contract with the club after his previous deal expired.

Mail Box

Nani's Failure Still Leaves A Sour Taste

It's a decent afternoon Mailbox, with thoughts on Paulinho, Nani, the future of women's football and yet more of your annoyances. These will be the last of them...

Media Must Maintain Women's Momentum

England being English was tough luck but the media must build on the increased interest in the women's game. Also, mails on Turan, United aiming too high and BAPs...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company