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4:57pm

Nahki Wells fired home a superb free-kick in stoppage time to save City against the leaders.
Leyton Orient looked set for a classic smash-and-grab victory after scoring with their only shot on target.
But Wells was fouled just outside the box and stepped up to curl the set-piece into the top corner and earn a point the home side deserved.
City felt they should have had an early penalty when Wells was nudged in the back by Romain Vincelot.
James Hanson flashed a close-range header across goal and Kyel Reid’s thunderbolt was tipped over by Jamie Jones.
But Leyton Orient stunned Valley Parade by grabbing the lead in stoppage time at the end of the first half. Lloyd James had room to fire off a shot from the corner of the box and his wind-assisted effort flew past Jon McLaughlin.

4:56pm

And it's all done. Another draw but City will take that. 1-1

4:53pm

Top of the league, you're having a laugh..... That's the chant from the Kop now

4:53pm

That's goal number 15 for the guy who must not be allowed to leave in January....

4:52pm

What do I know!!! WELLS curls it into top corner, 1-1

4:52pm

Hard to get it up and down from here. Maybe hard and low and hope the wall jump..

4:51pm

Wells wrestled down on edge of the Orient box. Booking for Baudry

4:50pm

Five minutes of stoppages...

4:50pm

Jones does well to claim Meredith's cross as Hanson comes charging in.

4:49pm

Odebajo cross drops invitingly for Batt but he fails to hit target. Could have settled it there and then

4:46pm

Hand ball, hand ball chirp those in the away end with every City touch

4:45pm

Desperate shout for hand ball from the crowd. You know the rest...

4:44pm

Second sub for the visitors, Bartley for Batt. Trying to shore things up

4:43pm

It's the Irishman who curls over the wall but the save is an easy one.

4:42pm

Reid over it, Yeates behind him...

4:42pm

Connell neatly brings down McArdle long ball and then gets checked. Free-kick for City 25 yards out

4:41pm

De Vita shows some fast feet before going down theatrically. Goal kick says the ref

4:40pm

City switch formations to 3-4-1-2 with Connell just behind front two

4:39pm

Off come Doyle and Bates

4:39pm

City ready to make a double sub as Connell and De Vita strip for action

4:38pm

Yeates and Reid try to play it short. Big fail

4:38pm

Make that ten...

4:37pm

Corner number nine for City....

4:37pm

Jones uses the ref to shield the ball before setting up Wells. His effort cannons behind off Clarke.

4:35pm

Keeper Jamie Jones annoying the crowd by taking his time with goal kicks. Where have we seen this before??

4:33pm

Sub for Leyton Orient. Lisbie replaces Simpson, 73min

4:32pm

Sub Jason Kennedy jumps into the crowd to fetch the ball. Everyone getting into it

4:32pm

City trying to turn the screw but Orient threaten on the break. Game becoming a lot more open

4:30pm

Darby stays cool to diffuse potentially dangerous situation in City box.

4:29pm

That's got the crowd rocking once again

4:29pm

Keeper makes point blank block from Doyle chip. Midfielder has another effort blocked in front of line from resulting corner

4:27pm

Crowd is 14,292 with 374 from Leyton Orient

4:24pm

And here's that standard City change, Yeates for Thompson 64th minute

4:23pm

Clarke gets underneath his header and skies it over the bar.

4:23pm

Corner number 6 for the O's

4:21pm

Yeates going through his stretches on the sidelines. Ready for his usual 20-minute cameo

4:20pm

Orient threaten to add to their worries as great ball into the box from James just eludes the stretching Batt.

4:19pm

Kop maintaining a good atmosphere as City look for a way back into the game.

4:18pm

4:17pm

Reid finds room for shot and it goes high, wide and not very handsome

4:17pm

Wells causes panic in the six-yard box and ball pops out for Doyle volley which is deflected behind.

4:14pm

Vincelot volley smacks against the TL Dallas sign at the top of the stand.

4:14pm

Batt wins Orient corner off Bates.

4:13pm

Classy interception from Darby to thwart Orient counter-attack.

4:12pm

Panicky defending from Orient but pressure eased when Hanson pulled up for high kicking

4:11pm

Corner for City and volume hits the max

4:08pm

Hanson takes a lift off Cuthbert's shoulders but still cannot reach free-kick from Jones.

4:07pm

City looking to get straight on the front foot as second half begins. Reid fouled almost immediately.

3:49pm

But equally proof why Leyton Orient are where they are in table. And it's 1-0 at the break

3:49pm

That's really knocked the stuffing out the place. Harsh on City after good first-half display

3:48pm

1-0 Orient! Great goal curled in by JAMES from corner of box. Looked like it was wind-assisted.

3:47pm

Two minutes of added time to play.

3:46pm

Thompson produces great bit of defending to nick the ball away in the box after Odubajo looks to set up unmarked Batt.

3:44pm

Darby caught late by Simpson but no card

3:43pm

Wells chases down Meredith chip over the top to earn City's fourth corner.

3:37pm

Good tempo to City's play.

3:36pm

Hanson and Wells flick on for Thompson to have a crack. Omozusi makes important block

3:35pm

Hanson gets a lecture after foul on Clarke. But no card for the City big man

3:34pm

Na na Nahki Wells is the chant... as the striker hammers the free-kick into the wall. Danger averted

3:33pm

Reid upended by Omozusi in the Orient D. Booking for Leyton Orient left back

3:32pm

Reid accompanied by two men every time but he's still posing problems for the visitors

3:30pm

Doyle scuffs shot - and turns into the perfect pass for Reid. Rocket shot follows which Jones tips over the bar!

3:28pm

Batt whacks it away - or should that be cover drives??!!

3:27pm

Another City corner to follow

3:27pm

Surging run from one end to the other from Thompson who wins a corner for City. Top effort

3:26pm

Won them another corner though, which Hanson heads away.

3:26pm

Not sure Steven Pressley would be too impressed with Orient's approach...

3:25pm

Simpson tees up Batt for low 25-yarder but it's well off target.

3:24pm

Maybe a bit groggy but the Northern Irish international is back on his feet and ready to plough on

3:23pm

McArdle on the floor getting treatment after hefty collision with Batt.

3:21pm

Leyton Orient up a gear and Odubajo shot deflected behind by stretching McArdle.

3:21pm

Half volley from Cox threatens the top tier of the Kop.

3:19pm

So close! Jones free-kick flicked across goal and Hanson flashes header just past far post.

3:18pm

Reid shows off his skills to torment Cuthbert who brings him down. Parkinson wants a card but City get the free-kick.

3:16pm

Low cross from Reid and Thompson's shot on the turn forces a routine save from Jones.

3:13pm

Overhead attempt from Cuthbert flies into the Kop.

3:13pm

C'mon Orient "roar" the travelling few

3:12pm

Batt volley cannons off McArdle for first corner of the game.

3:12pm

McLaughlin out quickly to slide ball away from Batt after Odubajo's pass lofted towards City penalty area.

3:10pm

Now there's a shout for hand ball against Clarke. Again Mr Heywood is unmoved

3:10pm

Big shout for a penalty as Wells turns in box and gets nudged from behind by Vincelot. But ref gives nothing .... (for a change)

3:08pm

Reid threatens to get behind Orient defence but overruns ball for goal kick

3:05pm

Uncertainty in Orient box as Jones can only half-punch Thompson cross away. Reid shot blocked before defence can clear

3:04pm

Long throw time as Clarke hurls one into City box. Doyle sees it away with his right knee...

3:02pm

Leyton Orient get it underway kicking towards the Kop.

3:00pm

It's a short sleeves and gloves afternoon - if you're James Meredith.

2:59pm

And here come the teams. Leyton Orient wearing their red home shirts but no clash of kit

2:55pm

Atmosphere starting to build as kick-off gets nearer. First (of many) chant from the Kop

2:54pm

2:54pm

2:39pm

Referee is Mark Heywood not Colin Boyeson. Apparently it was changed during the week but nobody told the club...

2:28pm

And Leyton Orient boss Russell Slade - who missed out on the City job to Peter Taylor in 2010 - reckons this is their "toughest assignment" of the season so far.

2:27pm

Leyton Orient stats to remember:

1) Most goals of any team in the country.

2) Scored in every away game this season.

3) Best away record in League One.

4) Lost only four games since February 26.

 

But City always raise their game against better opposition....

 

 

 

2:20pm

2:19pm

Brass band appears on the pitch. Just when you think it couldn't get any more festive than Shakin Stevens on the PA ...

2:17pm

Leaders Leyton Orient are missing top scorer David Mooney, who starts his suspension for last week's FA Cup red card against Walsall.

Kevin Lisbie, his regular strike partner, is back in the squad after injury but starts on the bench.

Skipper Nathan Clarke also returns at centre half.

LEYTON ORIENT: Jones, Omozusi, Clarke, James, Cuthbert, Odubajo, Vincelot, Baudry, Cox, Simpson, Batt. Subs: Sawyer, Lisbie, Lasimant, Gorman, Bartley, Wright, Larkins.

2:15pm

Garry Thompson is fine to continue after an injection on his troublesome Achilles so City name the same starting line-up.

There is one change on the bench where Carl McHugh returns from his recent ankle injury to replace Matt Taylor.

CITY: McLaughlin, Darby, McArdle, Bates, Meredith, Thompson, Doyle, Jones, Reid, Wells, Hanson. Subs: Kennedy, Yeates, McHugh, Connell, De Vita, McBurnie, Ripley.

2:08pm

2:07pm

Festive tunes blaring out across Valley Parade. Ho, ho, ho!

2:02pm

2:02pm

2:01pm

City's starting line-up is unchanged from the draw at Oldham a fortnight ago.

Just waiting for confirmation on the subs but Carl McHugh is back on the bench after his recent ankle injury.

1:36pm

Leyton Orient may be top of the table but their players are taking pictures of Valley Parade as they walk around the pitch.

1:32pm

Good afternoon and welcome from the Coral Windows Stadium as City face the League One leaders.

It is the start of a daunting run for the Bantams, who have not won here since September 28.

Bizarrely it's only the second Saturday afternoon home game since then - the last was against Wolves at the end of October.

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5:50pm Sat 14 Dec 13

i miss stallard & murray says...

We av been found out, let's keep ball on the deck we look half decent. Every time ball in air Hanson as two men on him n half off goal kicks end up at nakhi head. Wen we play football we r a good team the rest is getting too predictable. We also need some pace and skill on the bench to stretch teams.
We av been found out, let's keep ball on the deck we look half decent. Every time ball in air Hanson as two men on him n half off goal kicks end up at nakhi head. Wen we play football we r a good team the rest is getting too predictable. We also need some pace and skill on the bench to stretch teams. i miss stallard & murray

7:45pm Sat 14 Dec 13

Onebrianmitchell says...

i miss stallard & murray wrote:
We av been found out, let's keep ball on the deck we look half decent. Every time ball in air Hanson as two men on him n half off goal kicks end up at nakhi head. Wen we play football we r a good team the rest is getting too predictable. We also need some pace and skill on the bench to stretch teams.
Did you actually go today? We were the far better side. Found out? My ****.
[quote][p][bold]i miss stallard & murray[/bold] wrote: We av been found out, let's keep ball on the deck we look half decent. Every time ball in air Hanson as two men on him n half off goal kicks end up at nakhi head. Wen we play football we r a good team the rest is getting too predictable. We also need some pace and skill on the bench to stretch teams.[/p][/quote]Did you actually go today? We were the far better side. Found out? My ****. Onebrianmitchell

8:42pm Sat 14 Dec 13

Pablo says...

Hi Brian. Agreed. We more than held our own against a very good team. One of my favourites is an unsung hero, Stephen Darby, and I thought he was immense again today. I just can't criticise the progress we've made.

My one fear is that of most supporters - what happens if, as appears likely, we lose Nahki in the New Year. If he's not going to sign a new contract, I agree the club must maximise the fee...but how the hell will we replace him?
Hi Brian. Agreed. We more than held our own against a very good team. One of my favourites is an unsung hero, Stephen Darby, and I thought he was immense again today. I just can't criticise the progress we've made. My one fear is that of most supporters - what happens if, as appears likely, we lose Nahki in the New Year. If he's not going to sign a new contract, I agree the club must maximise the fee...but how the hell will we replace him? Pablo

8:50pm Sat 14 Dec 13

torreyman says...

Three Little Words NAHKI MUST STAY
Three Little Words NAHKI MUST STAY torreyman

8:59pm Sat 14 Dec 13

Pablo says...

torreyman wrote:
Three Little Words NAHKI MUST STAY
Perhaps we should get some placards printed for the next home game!
[quote][p][bold]torreyman[/bold] wrote: Three Little Words NAHKI MUST STAY[/p][/quote]Perhaps we should get some placards printed for the next home game! Pablo

9:14pm Sat 14 Dec 13

torreyman says...

Pablo good idea or what about T shirts
Pablo good idea or what about T shirts torreyman

9:39pm Sat 14 Dec 13

Olivermac says...

Pablo wrote:
Hi Brian. Agreed. We more than held our own against a very good team. One of my favourites is an unsung hero, Stephen Darby, and I thought he was immense again today. I just can't criticise the progress we've made.

My one fear is that of most supporters - what happens if, as appears likely, we lose Nahki in the New Year. If he's not going to sign a new contract, I agree the club must maximise the fee...but how the hell will we replace him?
Not with a Gray or a Forlan, if you look at today's game LO did there home work and Nakhi did not have one shot all the game apart from a great free kick, I don't think it will be an issue if he went, the side needs more than a N.W. Replacement they need some attacking midfield players and Davis back
But today they looked good playing some great football on the floor they certainly were the better side and I think it was 2points dropped today we should have been 3 up by half time 2 great saves from there goalkeeper and a miss from Hanson.. So move on and let's get 3points at Peterborough
[quote][p][bold]Pablo[/bold] wrote: Hi Brian. Agreed. We more than held our own against a very good team. One of my favourites is an unsung hero, Stephen Darby, and I thought he was immense again today. I just can't criticise the progress we've made. My one fear is that of most supporters - what happens if, as appears likely, we lose Nahki in the New Year. If he's not going to sign a new contract, I agree the club must maximise the fee...but how the hell will we replace him?[/p][/quote]Not with a Gray or a Forlan, if you look at today's game LO did there home work and Nakhi did not have one shot all the game apart from a great free kick, I don't think it will be an issue if he went, the side needs more than a N.W. Replacement they need some attacking midfield players and Davis back But today they looked good playing some great football on the floor they certainly were the better side and I think it was 2points dropped today we should have been 3 up by half time 2 great saves from there goalkeeper and a miss from Hanson.. So move on and let's get 3points at Peterborough Olivermac

9:56pm Sat 14 Dec 13

i miss stallard & murray says...

Onebrianmitchell wrote:
i miss stallard & murray wrote:
We av been found out, let's keep ball on the deck we look half decent. Every time ball in air Hanson as two men on him n half off goal kicks end up at nakhi head. Wen we play football we r a good team the rest is getting too predictable. We also need some pace and skill on the bench to stretch teams.
Did you actually go today? We were the far better side. Found out? My ****.
I did go today and leyton orient were there for the taking but how many clear cut chances did we create? Wat service did our front two get apart from nakhi having to try and win balls in the air? We had some spells (not enough for my liking) were we got the ball down we need to do this more . The last two games we have had two men on Hanson wen the ball is punted up.
We need some options of pace and skill from the bench this is a must wen chasing games
[quote][p][bold]Onebrianmitchell[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]i miss stallard & murray[/bold] wrote: We av been found out, let's keep ball on the deck we look half decent. Every time ball in air Hanson as two men on him n half off goal kicks end up at nakhi head. Wen we play football we r a good team the rest is getting too predictable. We also need some pace and skill on the bench to stretch teams.[/p][/quote]Did you actually go today? We were the far better side. Found out? My ****.[/p][/quote]I did go today and leyton orient were there for the taking but how many clear cut chances did we create? Wat service did our front two get apart from nakhi having to try and win balls in the air? We had some spells (not enough for my liking) were we got the ball down we need to do this more . The last two games we have had two men on Hanson wen the ball is punted up. We need some options of pace and skill from the bench this is a must wen chasing games i miss stallard & murray

10:02pm Sat 14 Dec 13

Diggers9969 says...

If nahki goes then so be. Will be sad to see him go.but thats football.happy with todays performance and still knocking on the door.roll on boxing day when the fat controller can gladly eat my pie followed by a pint of bleach!!! Ctid
If nahki goes then so be. Will be sad to see him go.but thats football.happy with todays performance and still knocking on the door.roll on boxing day when the fat controller can gladly eat my pie followed by a pint of bleach!!! Ctid Diggers9969

10:35pm Sat 14 Dec 13

Cityman23 says...

A damp, extremely windy but mild afternoon at 'VP.' It felt at times like a number of City games at 'VP' recently ie some very good play but not enough 'reward.' Obviously to get a point AND from a brilliant free kick goal by Nahki Wells, sweetened the ending to this game considerably, but ultimately it was a bit of a frustrating afternoon at 'VP.'

Okay, the 'O's' are the league leaders and a point v a team in that position SHOULD be satisfactory. But the thing was, City were the BETTER side for most of the first half until the London side took the lead from a great shot. City had chances but none were taken, sadly. So at half time, City were behind (instead of ahead) and would be chasing the game from second half start onwards.

In the second 45 mins., City 's performance tailed off and it was Orient that had two excellent chances to make it 2-0 and win the game. However, despite blatant time wasting incl.'O's' players throwing/kicking the ball away (without any yellow cards/words of admonishment) City's 'NW' stepped up to score a 'cracker' and tie the scores. Up to then, his personal performance had not been one of his best, but by this goal, he certainly redeemed himself!! Of course that's what great players can do-nothing for 85 mins ....and then a moment of' 'genius'!!!

So, the Bantams now find themselves seventh, just behind Rotherham (who have a four point lead on them) and who just happen to be turning up at 'VP' for the next home game. This will be a huge game for City which may decide if they stay in the play off hunt or fall out of it. Seven points would be hard to make up, but of course before then there is the little matter of taking on the 'Posh' ..yet another difficult tie!!
A damp, extremely windy but mild afternoon at 'VP.' It felt at times like a number of City games at 'VP' recently ie some very good play but not enough 'reward.' Obviously to get a point AND from a brilliant free kick goal by Nahki Wells, sweetened the ending to this game considerably, but ultimately it was a bit of a frustrating afternoon at 'VP.' Okay, the 'O's' are the league leaders and a point v a team in that position SHOULD be satisfactory. But the thing was, City were the BETTER side for most of the first half until the London side took the lead from a great shot. City had chances but none were taken, sadly. So at half time, City were behind (instead of ahead) and would be chasing the game from second half start onwards. In the second 45 mins., City 's performance tailed off and it was Orient that had two excellent chances to make it 2-0 and win the game. However, despite blatant time wasting incl.'O's' players throwing/kicking the ball away (without any yellow cards/words of admonishment) City's 'NW' stepped up to score a 'cracker' and tie the scores. Up to then, his personal performance had not been one of his best, but by this goal, he certainly redeemed himself!! Of course that's what great players can do-nothing for 85 mins ....and then a moment of' 'genius'!!! So, the Bantams now find themselves seventh, just behind Rotherham (who have a four point lead on them) and who just happen to be turning up at 'VP' for the next home game. This will be a huge game for City which may decide if they stay in the play off hunt or fall out of it. Seven points would be hard to make up, but of course before then there is the little matter of taking on the 'Posh' ..yet another difficult tie!! Cityman23

7:07am Sun 15 Dec 13

silverbantam says...

"Width of a Post heard today, via David Baldwin, that the club have indeed offered the soaring Bermudian a contract extension this week, that would clearly make him the highest paid player at the club."

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"Width of a Post heard today, via David Baldwin, that the club have indeed offered the soaring Bermudian a contract extension this week, that would clearly make him the highest paid player at the club." http://widthofapost. com silverbantam

8:37am Sun 15 Dec 13

food_for_thought says...

Quote from Russell Slade on BBC website "As much as they huffed and puffed in the second half they didn't really create an opening" just above a graphic shows which shows 14 attemps on goal (4 on target) as opposed to 9 (1 on target) for the Orient. Unfortunately I couldn't go yesterday but judging from some comments above maybe he wasn't far wrong?
Quote from Russell Slade on BBC website "As much as they huffed and puffed in the second half they didn't really create an opening" just above a graphic shows which shows 14 attemps on goal (4 on target) as opposed to 9 (1 on target) for the Orient. Unfortunately I couldn't go yesterday but judging from some comments above maybe he wasn't far wrong? food_for_thought

10:21am Sun 15 Dec 13

i miss stallard & murray says...

food_for_thought wrote:
Quote from Russell Slade on BBC website "As much as they huffed and puffed in the second half they didn't really create an opening" just above a graphic shows which shows 14 attemps on goal (4 on target) as opposed to 9 (1 on target) for the Orient. Unfortunately I couldn't go yesterday but judging from some comments above maybe he wasn't far wrong?
Yea that is a fair assumption by no means did orient deserve to win but I am concerned about the way all teams seem to marking and in a lot of circumstances cheating against Hanson. I believe we need t play more of the ball to his feet and chest so he can bring others into the game. The mcardle diagonal hoof is not working let's try play the ball out of defence. I wud only be using the long balls in the air for two purposes 1 to take pressure of defence if we are sustaining a lot of pressure and secondly if we have a quick counter attack. We need to undo teams at vp and we look more dangerous wen the ball is on the floor. The long ball at this moment in time is only doing one thing and that is surrendering possession too cheaply.
[quote][p][bold]food_for_thought[/bold] wrote: Quote from Russell Slade on BBC website "As much as they huffed and puffed in the second half they didn't really create an opening" just above a graphic shows which shows 14 attemps on goal (4 on target) as opposed to 9 (1 on target) for the Orient. Unfortunately I couldn't go yesterday but judging from some comments above maybe he wasn't far wrong?[/p][/quote]Yea that is a fair assumption by no means did orient deserve to win but I am concerned about the way all teams seem to marking and in a lot of circumstances cheating against Hanson. I believe we need t play more of the ball to his feet and chest so he can bring others into the game. The mcardle diagonal hoof is not working let's try play the ball out of defence. I wud only be using the long balls in the air for two purposes 1 to take pressure of defence if we are sustaining a lot of pressure and secondly if we have a quick counter attack. We need to undo teams at vp and we look more dangerous wen the ball is on the floor. The long ball at this moment in time is only doing one thing and that is surrendering possession too cheaply. i miss stallard & murray

11:28am Sun 15 Dec 13

bcfc1903 says...

Haven't been to vp this season, seems like I'm missing some fantastic atmosphere in Valley Parade........Glad Reid got the man of the match, seems a shame that he now plays better when away from BCFC fans, what's going on there, he's a confidence player, it's not rocket science, keep supporting him and he'll play well attacking the kop......good point taken when all seemed lost. Stating the obvious but for BCFC to have a chance of the playoffs, Wells needs to be playing for BCFC at Tranmere come May.
Haven't been to vp this season, seems like I'm missing some fantastic atmosphere in Valley Parade........Glad Reid got the man of the match, seems a shame that he now plays better when away from BCFC fans, what's going on there, he's a confidence player, it's not rocket science, keep supporting him and he'll play well attacking the kop......good point taken when all seemed lost. Stating the obvious but for BCFC to have a chance of the playoffs, Wells needs to be playing for BCFC at Tranmere come May. bcfc1903

12:02pm Sun 15 Dec 13

SHOESMAKER24 says...

good point well done lads I do think though that we will need a phew more goals from some where if honest ie just hovering outside the playoffs ,also having said that we also have done very well to be where we are now it would be great if we could stay in the playoffs then who knows after that come on city
good point well done lads I do think though that we will need a phew more goals from some where if honest ie just hovering outside the playoffs ,also having said that we also have done very well to be where we are now it would be great if we could stay in the playoffs then who knows after that come on city SHOESMAKER24

12:02pm Sun 15 Dec 13

bcfc1903 says...

In January if possible financially I'd try for Dean Furman from Doncaster along with a keeper to challenge Jonny Mac, using the type of Duke/ Mac competition for the gloves that worked so well last season.
In January if possible financially I'd try for Dean Furman from Doncaster along with a keeper to challenge Jonny Mac, using the type of Duke/ Mac competition for the gloves that worked so well last season. bcfc1903

2:10pm Sun 15 Dec 13

Olivermac says...

There are only 2 teams that Wells will be going to and it involves a part exchange deal QPR and Leeds
There are only 2 teams that Wells will be going to and it involves a part exchange deal QPR and Leeds Olivermac

3:49pm Sun 15 Dec 13

Hove edge bantam says...

Olivermac wrote:
There are only 2 teams that Wells will be going to and it involves a part exchange deal QPR and Leeds
Following a certain Mr Hendrie then
I hope some of the posters on here do not start wishing him well and saying he needs to further his career like they do with JH We will be in the same division as Weeds in the not too distant future his future lies either with us or a premiership side
[quote][p][bold]Olivermac[/bold] wrote: There are only 2 teams that Wells will be going to and it involves a part exchange deal QPR and Leeds[/p][/quote]Following a certain Mr Hendrie then I hope some of the posters on here do not start wishing him well and saying he needs to further his career like they do with JH We will be in the same division as Weeds in the not too distant future his future lies either with us or a premiership side Hove edge bantam

4:13pm Sun 15 Dec 13

audal says...

Call me naïve, stupid or both but Wells is only halfway through a three year contract meaning he is our player for another eighteen months.. end of.....so if a contract can be broken that easily then why have them at all ??? or just have the cattle market(auction)t the end of said contract because the club own the registration not the human being
Call me naïve, stupid or both but Wells is only halfway through a three year contract meaning he is our player for another eighteen months.. end of.....so if a contract can be broken that easily then why have them at all ??? or just have the cattle market(auction)t the end of said contract because the club own the registration not the human being audal

4:42pm Sun 15 Dec 13

bcfc1903 says...

Regarding Wells, there is no need to sell, hopefully he'll be playing Championship football with BCFC next season. Nahki knows he's loved by the BCFC fans, so I'm sure he'll be looking at this summer as the time to decide his own future. He know's the potential at this club is massive, why rush any decision.
Regarding Wells, there is no need to sell, hopefully he'll be playing Championship football with BCFC next season. Nahki knows he's loved by the BCFC fans, so I'm sure he'll be looking at this summer as the time to decide his own future. He know's the potential at this club is massive, why rush any decision. bcfc1903

6:37pm Sun 15 Dec 13

Olivermac says...

bcfc1903 wrote:
Regarding Wells, there is no need to sell, hopefully he'll be playing Championship football with BCFC next season. Nahki knows he's loved by the BCFC fans, so I'm sure he'll be looking at this summer as the time to decide his own future. He know's the potential at this club is massive, why rush any decision.
Ask Mark Lawn if he would turn down 4/5 million I doubt it very much, like any good buisnessman he would do the deal regardless of the opinions of the supporters.
[quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: Regarding Wells, there is no need to sell, hopefully he'll be playing Championship football with BCFC next season. Nahki knows he's loved by the BCFC fans, so I'm sure he'll be looking at this summer as the time to decide his own future. He know's the potential at this club is massive, why rush any decision.[/p][/quote]Ask Mark Lawn if he would turn down 4/5 million I doubt it very much, like any good buisnessman he would do the deal regardless of the opinions of the supporters. Olivermac

6:56pm Sun 15 Dec 13

bcfc1903 says...

Olivermac wrote:
bcfc1903 wrote:
Regarding Wells, there is no need to sell, hopefully he'll be playing Championship football with BCFC next season. Nahki knows he's loved by the BCFC fans, so I'm sure he'll be looking at this summer as the time to decide his own future. He know's the potential at this club is massive, why rush any decision.
Ask Mark Lawn if he would turn down 4/5 million I doubt it very much, like any good buisnessman he would do the deal regardless of the opinions of the supporters.
Hopefully they've learnt from the last time we sold our best players in January in this league. Hopefully with a bit of wheeling and dealing we'll be strengthening the squad in January not seriously weakening it. Signing Dean Furman would be my number one priority along with a keeper to compete with JM.
[quote][p][bold]Olivermac[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: Regarding Wells, there is no need to sell, hopefully he'll be playing Championship football with BCFC next season. Nahki knows he's loved by the BCFC fans, so I'm sure he'll be looking at this summer as the time to decide his own future. He know's the potential at this club is massive, why rush any decision.[/p][/quote]Ask Mark Lawn if he would turn down 4/5 million I doubt it very much, like any good buisnessman he would do the deal regardless of the opinions of the supporters.[/p][/quote]Hopefully they've learnt from the last time we sold our best players in January in this league. Hopefully with a bit of wheeling and dealing we'll be strengthening the squad in January not seriously weakening it. Signing Dean Furman would be my number one priority along with a keeper to compete with JM. bcfc1903

8:26pm Sun 15 Dec 13

Bradford1903 says...

Fair result in the end, it had been looking like it was just gonna be another one of those days.

Great strike for their goal, but it was a disappointing one to concede, as we switched off from the throw in, and didn't pick up.

Thought the two Orient centre halves were excellent, and employing a tall holding midfielder to sit in front off and also challenge Hanson, goes some way in reducing his effectiveness, as we have seen with away teams over the past year.

At times it looked like Wells was playing for himself, as there were at least a couple of times when he shot, and he should have squared the ball. The free kick was quality though, and the sign of a top player is that they do it when it really matters like he did yesterday.
Fair result in the end, it had been looking like it was just gonna be another one of those days. Great strike for their goal, but it was a disappointing one to concede, as we switched off from the throw in, and didn't pick up. Thought the two Orient centre halves were excellent, and employing a tall holding midfielder to sit in front off and also challenge Hanson, goes some way in reducing his effectiveness, as we have seen with away teams over the past year. At times it looked like Wells was playing for himself, as there were at least a couple of times when he shot, and he should have squared the ball. The free kick was quality though, and the sign of a top player is that they do it when it really matters like he did yesterday. Bradford1903

10:54pm Sun 15 Dec 13

Jacko says...

I was suprised to read that Kyle Reid got m.o.m (i didnt hear that and was at the game) in my opinion I dont think he deserved it.In the first half he was on fire and in the second half the fire looked like it had been put out,he just didnt get involved.For me Stephen Darby didnt put a foot wrong all day again and so gets my vote.He certainly is the unsung hero as mentioned in earlier post
I was suprised to read that Kyle Reid got m.o.m (i didnt hear that and was at the game) in my opinion I dont think he deserved it.In the first half he was on fire and in the second half the fire looked like it had been put out,he just didnt get involved.For me Stephen Darby didnt put a foot wrong all day again and so gets my vote.He certainly is the unsung hero as mentioned in earlier post Jacko

11:37pm Sun 15 Dec 13

Bantambhoy says...

i miss stallard & murray wrote:
food_for_thought wrote:
Quote from Russell Slade on BBC website "As much as they huffed and puffed in the second half they didn't really create an opening" just above a graphic shows which shows 14 attemps on goal (4 on target) as opposed to 9 (1 on target) for the Orient. Unfortunately I couldn't go yesterday but judging from some comments above maybe he wasn't far wrong?
Yea that is a fair assumption by no means did orient deserve to win but I am concerned about the way all teams seem to marking and in a lot of circumstances cheating against Hanson. I believe we need t play more of the ball to his feet and chest so he can bring others into the game. The mcardle diagonal hoof is not working let's try play the ball out of defence. I wud only be using the long balls in the air for two purposes 1 to take pressure of defence if we are sustaining a lot of pressure and secondly if we have a quick counter attack. We need to undo teams at vp and we look more dangerous wen the ball is on the floor. The long ball at this moment in time is only doing one thing and that is surrendering possession too cheaply.
I agree, we have been found out in respect of the long/diagonal ball to Hanson and teams are doubling up on him. The way round this is crosses from the wingers which includes low crosses which is not happening at the moment,,none of our wingers are delivering the end product. Our two front men are as good as any in this division given the service. How Reid got MOM over Darby I'll never know.
An attacking midfield player making runs into he box would deny teams the ability to double up on our wingers or strikers.
Orient were a well organised team who played exactly the same 442 system as us and in the first half played the long ball with the wind, second half they got more down he flanks and flashed plenty of dangerous balls across our goal, if Mooney and Lisbie had been playing....????
Well done though to PP for going for it in the last 15 mins, it paid off.
[quote][p][bold]i miss stallard & murray[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]food_for_thought[/bold] wrote: Quote from Russell Slade on BBC website "As much as they huffed and puffed in the second half they didn't really create an opening" just above a graphic shows which shows 14 attemps on goal (4 on target) as opposed to 9 (1 on target) for the Orient. Unfortunately I couldn't go yesterday but judging from some comments above maybe he wasn't far wrong?[/p][/quote]Yea that is a fair assumption by no means did orient deserve to win but I am concerned about the way all teams seem to marking and in a lot of circumstances cheating against Hanson. I believe we need t play more of the ball to his feet and chest so he can bring others into the game. The mcardle diagonal hoof is not working let's try play the ball out of defence. I wud only be using the long balls in the air for two purposes 1 to take pressure of defence if we are sustaining a lot of pressure and secondly if we have a quick counter attack. We need to undo teams at vp and we look more dangerous wen the ball is on the floor. The long ball at this moment in time is only doing one thing and that is surrendering possession too cheaply.[/p][/quote]I agree, we have been found out in respect of the long/diagonal ball to Hanson and teams are doubling up on him. The way round this is crosses from the wingers which includes low crosses which is not happening at the moment,,none of our wingers are delivering the end product. Our two front men are as good as any in this division given the service. How Reid got MOM over Darby I'll never know. An attacking midfield player making runs into he box would deny teams the ability to double up on our wingers or strikers. Orient were a well organised team who played exactly the same 442 system as us and in the first half played the long ball with the wind, second half they got more down he flanks and flashed plenty of dangerous balls across our goal, if Mooney and Lisbie had been playing....???? Well done though to PP for going for it in the last 15 mins, it paid off. Bantambhoy

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