Date: 9th February 2015 at 10:50am
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It wasn’t just Bradford, as a football club, in the dock last week after our FA fine – Phil Parkinson landed himself in a boiling pot following his heavy criticism of the pitch after our Colchester draw.

Parkinson unloaded with both barrels following our one-one draw with Colchester last weekend, bemoaning the condition of the Valley Parade pitch and made it perfectly clear that he felt the board should be doing more to make it better.

He also, which he’s now told the official website was wrong, aimed some criticism at Roger Owen and Graham Jones, for which he’s said he was sorry for.

In ‘the heat of the moment’ his frustration got the better of him but a ‘clear the air’ meeting has taken place, in which he apologised to those individuals with him insisting that we now ‘move forward as a club’ with the matter ended….

‘We had a long and productive meeting on Monday this week which involved the Joint Chairmen, Roger Owen, Stadium Manager David Dowse, James Mason, Steve Parkin, the Groundsman Mick Doyle and myself in an effort to see what could be done with the pitch, going forward.

‘I was very frustrated after the Colchester game and in the heat of the moment said things which are not correct. With hindsight I should not have mentioned Roger Owen and Graham Jones as they are just Board member Directors with no specific responsibility for the pitch and I have apologised to them. We are all collectively responsible and are doing what we can to rectify the current situation.

‘The meeting was amicable and constructive and we move forward.’

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