Bradford City refuse first January offer for Nahki Wells

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: WANTED MAN: The January transfer window has only just opened but City have already turned down a bid for striker Nahki Wells as transfer speculation hots up WANTED MAN: The January transfer window has only just opened but City have already turned down a bid for striker Nahki Wells as transfer speculation hots up

City have rejected the first January bid for Nahki Wells.

The club confirmed that an offer has come in this week for their star striker – but they knocked it back.

The mystery bidders have not been identified but QPR, Wolves, Huddersfield and Blackburn have all been strongly linked with the 15-goal hitman.

There have also been a couple of inquiries from Premier League clubs.

Director of operations David Baldwin confirmed: “We’ve had one formal bid for the player. It is improved on what Peterborough offered in the summer but it’s not where the club want to be.

“There will possibly be other offers. But when they occur, the club will act accordingly on the information we receive.

“We can’t do more than that. But from a football perspective, Nahki continues to go out there and hopefully carry on scoring goals.

“Unless we see any other offers coming through, which we feel are worth considering, Nahki remains very much a Bradford City player and part of our plans.”

City turned down a seven-figure offer from Posh and speculation suggests they would be looking for £2m plus for Wells.

Baldwin insisted that there is no specific amount in mind but the club are wary that with 18 months of his contract left, the striker’s value will start to depreciate beyond the current transfer window.

He added: “When an offer comes in, it is discussed with the two chairmen and, as we stand, the first one is not something we want to accept.

“Contrary to message board comments, we aren’t going to put a specific price on his head. Football is very speculative as to values.

“We are not attaching a ‘for sale’ sign to the back of our player. That’s not what the club is about.

“Nahki Wells is obviously an integral part of this current team. He is also an asset to the football club and for the future stability of the football club.

“That asset element disappears by each transfer window. In the summer window, you are in danger of having a lesser value because he has less time on his contract.

“Come January 2015, he is able to sign a pre-contract for nothing.”

Phil Parkinson wants a cut-off point on the Wells scenario to ensure there is time to rework the squad if his main striker does move on.

Baldwin said: “I think anybody likes clear pathways, we all feel that way. Supporters want to know which direction it’s going, the manager does from a team selection point and the board need to know for financial planning and team requirement perspectives.

“We’re all in the same boat. But we’re all dictated by what a third-party club wants to do.

“At present, the only third-party club we’ve had contact with have made an offer that’s not acceptable. So there is no decision to make.

“When there is interest in the player, you have to react to that. But it is always a reactionary position from us.

“If you receive an offer, you have to make a decision as to what you’re going to do with the player based on what’s left on his contract.

“Let’s see what happens during the month. In the mean time let’s concentrate on what’s happening at our own club in terms of improving results on the pitch.”

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6:27am Fri 3 Jan 14

allannicho says...

Roll p, roll up! The great Nahki Wells sale is now on, all invited!
Roll p, roll up! The great Nahki Wells sale is now on, all invited! allannicho

7:26am Fri 3 Jan 14

bcfc1903 says...

Hopefully like Lawn says, Nahki will stay!!!!
Hopefully like Lawn says, Nahki will stay!!!! bcfc1903

7:40am Fri 3 Jan 14

Spenvalleyspartan says...

The club should state that if no one comes in with the offer required within the next 10 days then he's going nowhere for less than £5 million! We need this concluding ASAP so Parky has the brass and time to perform the major surgery required on the team within the month of January! We still have a chance of playoffs and with a couple of million we could sign 4-5 very good division 1 players! No good selling on 30th of January then not being able to use the money. I also believe if we off load the ilk of Gray or Connell we have room for a right winger and maybe mobile central midfielder. It's not inconceivable that Wells could stay if we sort out our right wing problem and we could still have a crack at going up! Surely the money from last years cup run helped insure our future so it's not as if we have a gun being held to our head with reference to selling Nahki now!
The club should state that if no one comes in with the offer required within the next 10 days then he's going nowhere for less than £5 million! We need this concluding ASAP so Parky has the brass and time to perform the major surgery required on the team within the month of January! We still have a chance of playoffs and with a couple of million we could sign 4-5 very good division 1 players! No good selling on 30th of January then not being able to use the money. I also believe if we off load the ilk of Gray or Connell we have room for a right winger and maybe mobile central midfielder. It's not inconceivable that Wells could stay if we sort out our right wing problem and we could still have a crack at going up! Surely the money from last years cup run helped insure our future so it's not as if we have a gun being held to our head with reference to selling Nahki now! Spenvalleyspartan

7:43am Fri 3 Jan 14

tinytoonster says...

bcfc1903 wrote:
Hopefully like Lawn says, Nahki will stay!!!!
read first comment!
thats the truth!
[quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: Hopefully like Lawn says, Nahki will stay!!!![/p][/quote]read first comment! thats the truth! tinytoonster

7:52am Fri 3 Jan 14

tinytoonster says...

Spenvalleyspartan wrote:
The club should state that if no one comes in with the offer required within the next 10 days then he's going nowhere for less than £5 million! We need this concluding ASAP so Parky has the brass and time to perform the major surgery required on the team within the month of January! We still have a chance of playoffs and with a couple of million we could sign 4-5 very good division 1 players! No good selling on 30th of January then not being able to use the money. I also believe if we off load the ilk of Gray or Connell we have room for a right winger and maybe mobile central midfielder. It's not inconceivable that Wells could stay if we sort out our right wing problem and we could still have a crack at going up! Surely the money from last years cup run helped insure our future so it's not as if we have a gun being held to our head with reference to selling Nahki now!
not really secure, still paying rent on the ground we do not own and its more likely to be 2m max for wells.
not proven playing without hanson.
[quote][p][bold]Spenvalleyspartan[/bold] wrote: The club should state that if no one comes in with the offer required within the next 10 days then he's going nowhere for less than £5 million! We need this concluding ASAP so Parky has the brass and time to perform the major surgery required on the team within the month of January! We still have a chance of playoffs and with a couple of million we could sign 4-5 very good division 1 players! No good selling on 30th of January then not being able to use the money. I also believe if we off load the ilk of Gray or Connell we have room for a right winger and maybe mobile central midfielder. It's not inconceivable that Wells could stay if we sort out our right wing problem and we could still have a crack at going up! Surely the money from last years cup run helped insure our future so it's not as if we have a gun being held to our head with reference to selling Nahki now![/p][/quote]not really secure, still paying rent on the ground we do not own and its more likely to be 2m max for wells. not proven playing without hanson. tinytoonster

7:53am Fri 3 Jan 14

axelf1963 says...

£3 MILLION TO WIGAN
£3 MILLION TO WIGAN axelf1963

8:02am Fri 3 Jan 14

Spenvalleyspartan says...

tinytoonster wrote:
Spenvalleyspartan wrote:
The club should state that if no one comes in with the offer required within the next 10 days then he's going nowhere for less than £5 million! We need this concluding ASAP so Parky has the brass and time to perform the major surgery required on the team within the month of January! We still have a chance of playoffs and with a couple of million we could sign 4-5 very good division 1 players! No good selling on 30th of January then not being able to use the money. I also believe if we off load the ilk of Gray or Connell we have room for a right winger and maybe mobile central midfielder. It's not inconceivable that Wells could stay if we sort out our right wing problem and we could still have a crack at going up! Surely the money from last years cup run helped insure our future so it's not as if we have a gun being held to our head with reference to selling Nahki now!
not really secure, still paying rent on the ground we do not own and its more likely to be 2m max for wells.
not proven playing without hanson.
Good point. We pay around a substantial amount every year to Gibbs pension fund ( thought to be around £380,000.) for 25 years. What happens I wonder after the 25 years has elapsed? Do Rhodes and Lawn then own the ground? Always intrigued me that.
[quote][p][bold]tinytoonster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Spenvalleyspartan[/bold] wrote: The club should state that if no one comes in with the offer required within the next 10 days then he's going nowhere for less than £5 million! We need this concluding ASAP so Parky has the brass and time to perform the major surgery required on the team within the month of January! We still have a chance of playoffs and with a couple of million we could sign 4-5 very good division 1 players! No good selling on 30th of January then not being able to use the money. I also believe if we off load the ilk of Gray or Connell we have room for a right winger and maybe mobile central midfielder. It's not inconceivable that Wells could stay if we sort out our right wing problem and we could still have a crack at going up! Surely the money from last years cup run helped insure our future so it's not as if we have a gun being held to our head with reference to selling Nahki now![/p][/quote]not really secure, still paying rent on the ground we do not own and its more likely to be 2m max for wells. not proven playing without hanson.[/p][/quote]Good point. We pay around a substantial amount every year to Gibbs pension fund ( thought to be around £380,000.) for 25 years. What happens I wonder after the 25 years has elapsed? Do Rhodes and Lawn then own the ground? Always intrigued me that. Spenvalleyspartan

8:21am Fri 3 Jan 14

tinytoonster says...

Spenvalleyspartan wrote:
tinytoonster wrote:
Spenvalleyspartan wrote:
The club should state that if no one comes in with the offer required within the next 10 days then he's going nowhere for less than £5 million! We need this concluding ASAP so Parky has the brass and time to perform the major surgery required on the team within the month of January! We still have a chance of playoffs and with a couple of million we could sign 4-5 very good division 1 players! No good selling on 30th of January then not being able to use the money. I also believe if we off load the ilk of Gray or Connell we have room for a right winger and maybe mobile central midfielder. It's not inconceivable that Wells could stay if we sort out our right wing problem and we could still have a crack at going up! Surely the money from last years cup run helped insure our future so it's not as if we have a gun being held to our head with reference to selling Nahki now!
not really secure, still paying rent on the ground we do not own and its more likely to be 2m max for wells.
not proven playing without hanson.
Good point. We pay around a substantial amount every year to Gibbs pension fund ( thought to be around £380,000.) for 25 years. What happens I wonder after the 25 years has elapsed? Do Rhodes and Lawn then own the ground? Always intrigued me that.
maybe we could use the transfer money if we did drop lucky enough to get 3m or more to buy the ground back?
maybe lawn could put the loan he got back into the pot to do it?
reduce overheads and pay a more manageable amount to him as a repayment scheme?
if we ever get another cup run etc we could re pay him sooner?
get some players on loan and re assess in summer?
[quote][p][bold]Spenvalleyspartan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tinytoonster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Spenvalleyspartan[/bold] wrote: The club should state that if no one comes in with the offer required within the next 10 days then he's going nowhere for less than £5 million! We need this concluding ASAP so Parky has the brass and time to perform the major surgery required on the team within the month of January! We still have a chance of playoffs and with a couple of million we could sign 4-5 very good division 1 players! No good selling on 30th of January then not being able to use the money. I also believe if we off load the ilk of Gray or Connell we have room for a right winger and maybe mobile central midfielder. It's not inconceivable that Wells could stay if we sort out our right wing problem and we could still have a crack at going up! Surely the money from last years cup run helped insure our future so it's not as if we have a gun being held to our head with reference to selling Nahki now![/p][/quote]not really secure, still paying rent on the ground we do not own and its more likely to be 2m max for wells. not proven playing without hanson.[/p][/quote]Good point. We pay around a substantial amount every year to Gibbs pension fund ( thought to be around £380,000.) for 25 years. What happens I wonder after the 25 years has elapsed? Do Rhodes and Lawn then own the ground? Always intrigued me that.[/p][/quote]maybe we could use the transfer money if we did drop lucky enough to get 3m or more to buy the ground back? maybe lawn could put the loan he got back into the pot to do it? reduce overheads and pay a more manageable amount to him as a repayment scheme? if we ever get another cup run etc we could re pay him sooner? get some players on loan and re assess in summer? tinytoonster

8:21am Fri 3 Jan 14

Cityman23 says...

Thus starts the bluff/counter-bluffi
ng! No-one makes their 'final' offer at the START of the 'window'.

To be honest the club CAN'T control that and when in the 'window' 'NW' will be sold but they DO have a say over to which club(s). If I had one request about all this I'd say to those in control at 'VP, ' "Please don't sell Nahki to either Leeds United or Huddersfield Town (our local rivals).

Nothing would run counter to trying to build up our club, make it attractive to young people/children than to see the most popular star (who's awlays chosen as 'favourite' by on field City mascots) leaving for one of the two biggest local rivals.

Okay, John Hendrie (my personal favourite City player of all time) ENDED UP at Leeds but he never went directly there.

If its true right now that others such as QPR, Celtic, Wolves are interested, City don't have to depend on just one bidder for the big selling price. The club should make an unstated commitment NOT to sell our biggest star for over a decade to our local rivals.
Thus starts the bluff/counter-bluffi ng! No-one makes their 'final' offer at the START of the 'window'. To be honest the club CAN'T control that and when in the 'window' 'NW' will be sold but they DO have a say over to which club(s). If I had one request about all this I'd say to those in control at 'VP, ' "Please don't sell Nahki to either Leeds United or Huddersfield Town (our local rivals). Nothing would run counter to trying to build up our club, make it attractive to young people/children than to see the most popular star (who's awlays chosen as 'favourite' by on field City mascots) leaving for one of the two biggest local rivals. Okay, John Hendrie (my personal favourite City player of all time) ENDED UP at Leeds but he never went directly there. If its true right now that others such as QPR, Celtic, Wolves are interested, City don't have to depend on just one bidder for the big selling price. The club should make an unstated commitment NOT to sell our biggest star for over a decade to our local rivals. Cityman23

8:22am Fri 3 Jan 14

notpoliticallycorrect says...

No, its a commercial lease. The lease simply ends at which time both parties will agree new head terms of the lease. ie. sign up for another 25 years its not like a car finance agreement where you own it at the end! :(

In reality they will have to agree a new lease in the last 5 years of the current one as potentially it could make us homeless if we let it expire, although what the hell Flamingoland would do with it I really don't know, probably be demolished and turned into multi accommodation units to house our new migrant workers!!
No, its a commercial lease. The lease simply ends at which time both parties will agree new head terms of the lease. ie. sign up for another 25 years its not like a car finance agreement where you own it at the end! :( In reality they will have to agree a new lease in the last 5 years of the current one as potentially it could make us homeless if we let it expire, although what the hell Flamingoland would do with it I really don't know, probably be demolished and turned into multi accommodation units to house our new migrant workers!! notpoliticallycorrect

8:23am Fri 3 Jan 14

tyker7745 says...

Spenvalleyspartan wrote:
tinytoonster wrote:
Spenvalleyspartan wrote:
The club should state that if no one comes in with the offer required within the next 10 days then he's going nowhere for less than £5 million! We need this concluding ASAP so Parky has the brass and time to perform the major surgery required on the team within the month of January! We still have a chance of playoffs and with a couple of million we could sign 4-5 very good division 1 players! No good selling on 30th of January then not being able to use the money. I also believe if we off load the ilk of Gray or Connell we have room for a right winger and maybe mobile central midfielder. It's not inconceivable that Wells could stay if we sort out our right wing problem and we could still have a crack at going up! Surely the money from last years cup run helped insure our future so it's not as if we have a gun being held to our head with reference to selling Nahki now!
not really secure, still paying rent on the ground we do not own and its more likely to be 2m max for wells.
not proven playing without hanson.
Good point. We pay around a substantial amount every year to Gibbs pension fund ( thought to be around £380,000.) for 25 years. What happens I wonder after the 25 years has elapsed? Do Rhodes and Lawn then own the ground? Always intrigued me that.
no we the directors do not own the ground once the lease has expired: a new lease as to be negotiated or we move out leaving the owner of the ground do what he wants subject to planning etc
[quote][p][bold]Spenvalleyspartan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tinytoonster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Spenvalleyspartan[/bold] wrote: The club should state that if no one comes in with the offer required within the next 10 days then he's going nowhere for less than £5 million! We need this concluding ASAP so Parky has the brass and time to perform the major surgery required on the team within the month of January! We still have a chance of playoffs and with a couple of million we could sign 4-5 very good division 1 players! No good selling on 30th of January then not being able to use the money. I also believe if we off load the ilk of Gray or Connell we have room for a right winger and maybe mobile central midfielder. It's not inconceivable that Wells could stay if we sort out our right wing problem and we could still have a crack at going up! Surely the money from last years cup run helped insure our future so it's not as if we have a gun being held to our head with reference to selling Nahki now![/p][/quote]not really secure, still paying rent on the ground we do not own and its more likely to be 2m max for wells. not proven playing without hanson.[/p][/quote]Good point. We pay around a substantial amount every year to Gibbs pension fund ( thought to be around £380,000.) for 25 years. What happens I wonder after the 25 years has elapsed? Do Rhodes and Lawn then own the ground? Always intrigued me that.[/p][/quote]no we the directors do not own the ground once the lease has expired: a new lease as to be negotiated or we move out leaving the owner of the ground do what he wants subject to planning etc tyker7745

9:06am Fri 3 Jan 14

dannbradfc says...

Spenvalleyspartan wrote:
The club should state that if no one comes in with the offer required within the next 10 days then he's going nowhere for less than £5 million! We need this concluding ASAP so Parky has the brass and time to perform the major surgery required on the team within the month of January! We still have a chance of playoffs and with a couple of million we could sign 4-5 very good division 1 players! No good selling on 30th of January then not being able to use the money. I also believe if we off load the ilk of Gray or Connell we have room for a right winger and maybe mobile central midfielder. It's not inconceivable that Wells could stay if we sort out our right wing problem and we could still have a crack at going up! Surely the money from last years cup run helped insure our future so it's not as if we have a gun being held to our head with reference to selling Nahki now!
good to have you on board regarding the right wing problem. Its been obvious for past two seasons but particularly this that a regular threat from that side would add the variety we need to our play. I don't this but i wouldn't expect to see the whole of the transfer fee been reinvested in the squad. Perhaps not even half i'm afraid. Indeed the fact that its been stated we are looking at some lower league players and loans may give a better indication of what are aims are this season. perhaps a more substantial rebuild in the summer
[quote][p][bold]Spenvalleyspartan[/bold] wrote: The club should state that if no one comes in with the offer required within the next 10 days then he's going nowhere for less than £5 million! We need this concluding ASAP so Parky has the brass and time to perform the major surgery required on the team within the month of January! We still have a chance of playoffs and with a couple of million we could sign 4-5 very good division 1 players! No good selling on 30th of January then not being able to use the money. I also believe if we off load the ilk of Gray or Connell we have room for a right winger and maybe mobile central midfielder. It's not inconceivable that Wells could stay if we sort out our right wing problem and we could still have a crack at going up! Surely the money from last years cup run helped insure our future so it's not as if we have a gun being held to our head with reference to selling Nahki now![/p][/quote]good to have you on board regarding the right wing problem. Its been obvious for past two seasons but particularly this that a regular threat from that side would add the variety we need to our play. I don't this but i wouldn't expect to see the whole of the transfer fee been reinvested in the squad. Perhaps not even half i'm afraid. Indeed the fact that its been stated we are looking at some lower league players and loans may give a better indication of what are aims are this season. perhaps a more substantial rebuild in the summer dannbradfc

9:17am Fri 3 Jan 14

silverbantam says...

I wouldn't try to buy anyone til the summer.

Just get in loan players and free transfers to get us til the end of the season.
I wouldn't try to buy anyone til the summer. Just get in loan players and free transfers to get us til the end of the season. silverbantam

9:29am Fri 3 Jan 14

Cityman23 says...

silverbantam wrote:
I wouldn't try to buy anyone til the summer.

Just get in loan players and free transfers to get us til the end of the season.
I would go along with this, PROVIDING they're good enough. City shouldn't be involved in a relegation scrap but that's not certain yet.

We need a decent replacement for 'NW', an attacking midfielder and two/three suitable bench players. With Nahki likely to go, plus perhaps Connell and (hopefully) one/two others, we should be able to afford this.
[quote][p][bold]silverbantam[/bold] wrote: I wouldn't try to buy anyone til the summer. Just get in loan players and free transfers to get us til the end of the season.[/p][/quote]I would go along with this, PROVIDING they're good enough. City shouldn't be involved in a relegation scrap but that's not certain yet. We need a decent replacement for 'NW', an attacking midfielder and two/three suitable bench players. With Nahki likely to go, plus perhaps Connell and (hopefully) one/two others, we should be able to afford this. Cityman23

9:43am Fri 3 Jan 14

bobby98007 says...

City fans annoy me, 2 things keep cropping up that dont make sense.

1. Being in the playoffs was highly ambitious at the beginning of the season, and look even more so now, couple that with losing Wells and our inability to keep a clean sheet. Its a pipe dream. Ensuring our League status is our aim now.

2. The entire transfer fee wont be invested back into the squad, we're already facing a fairly significant overspend this season, that will be absorbed with this money. Then there's future overspend to consider, money for bringing in loan players and potentially buying fringe players out of their contracts to possibly free up some wages.

I think were looking between 2 and 3 million for Wells, that will include add ons i imagine, when you take 600k away from the bottom figure straight away, then other bits and bats, there's not going to be a significant amount left.
City fans annoy me, 2 things keep cropping up that dont make sense. 1. Being in the playoffs was highly ambitious at the beginning of the season, and look even more so now, couple that with losing Wells and our inability to keep a clean sheet. Its a pipe dream. Ensuring our League status is our aim now. 2. The entire transfer fee wont be invested back into the squad, we're already facing a fairly significant overspend this season, that will be absorbed with this money. Then there's future overspend to consider, money for bringing in loan players and potentially buying fringe players out of their contracts to possibly free up some wages. I think were looking between 2 and 3 million for Wells, that will include add ons i imagine, when you take 600k away from the bottom figure straight away, then other bits and bats, there's not going to be a significant amount left. bobby98007

9:43am Fri 3 Jan 14

vikkifizz says...

5 million!!!! is he made of gold or something? Wake up city fans. He is a good player but not worth that. At best, I think we could achieve 2.5 million for him but that is top whack. If we do achieve it, lets hope we can have some of the money for new players, especially on the right hand side and a good out and out striker who will go past players of his own accord without waiting for a flick on. You can have a go at what I have said all you want but I am one of the people out there who go to watch come rain or shine and supported them at Wembley - twice.
5 million!!!! is he made of gold or something? Wake up city fans. He is a good player but not worth that. At best, I think we could achieve 2.5 million for him but that is top whack. If we do achieve it, lets hope we can have some of the money for new players, especially on the right hand side and a good out and out striker who will go past players of his own accord without waiting for a flick on. You can have a go at what I have said all you want but I am one of the people out there who go to watch come rain or shine and supported them at Wembley - twice. vikkifizz

10:01am Fri 3 Jan 14

Freddy says...

*
What a mess this is becoming. IF Wells goes. Any fee will probably be made in staged payments.NO IMMEDIATE MONEY WOULD BE AVAILABLE, FOR 'PARKY' TO BUY PLAYERS.
*
Should Wells be transferred, or sold on. City need to profit from further fee payments.
*
As Wells is " Injured " --and he has weakness in his play. (Easily muscled off the ball). I do not rate him as highly, as those supporters that just revere the goal scorer. The Team scores the Goal.
Wells needs a foil i.e. Hanson. To receive 'Knock -on's'.
*
Wells left Carlisle - under 'Abbo'. He has improved at City. But I do not think he is good enough yet, to go to a higher level of play.
There is his International calling, and the 'Jet-Lag' associated with that selection.
*
Wells would be better at City . Sign another contract, and make his target to become a Championship Player --WITH CITY !.
*
* What a mess this is becoming. IF Wells goes. Any fee will probably be made in staged payments.NO IMMEDIATE MONEY WOULD BE AVAILABLE, FOR 'PARKY' TO BUY PLAYERS. * Should Wells be transferred, or sold on. City need to profit from further fee payments. * As Wells is " Injured " --and he has weakness in his play. (Easily muscled off the ball). I do not rate him as highly, as those supporters that just revere the goal scorer. The Team scores the Goal. Wells needs a foil i.e. Hanson. To receive 'Knock -on's'. * Wells left Carlisle - under 'Abbo'. He has improved at City. But I do not think he is good enough yet, to go to a higher level of play. There is his International calling, and the 'Jet-Lag' associated with that selection. * Wells would be better at City . Sign another contract, and make his target to become a Championship Player --WITH CITY !. * Freddy

10:10am Fri 3 Jan 14

Olivermac says...

tinytoonster wrote:
Spenvalleyspartan wrote:
tinytoonster wrote:
Spenvalleyspartan wrote:
The club should state that if no one comes in with the offer required within the next 10 days then he's going nowhere for less than £5 million! We need this concluding ASAP so Parky has the brass and time to perform the major surgery required on the team within the month of January! We still have a chance of playoffs and with a couple of million we could sign 4-5 very good division 1 players! No good selling on 30th of January then not being able to use the money. I also believe if we off load the ilk of Gray or Connell we have room for a right winger and maybe mobile central midfielder. It's not inconceivable that Wells could stay if we sort out our right wing problem and we could still have a crack at going up! Surely the money from last years cup run helped insure our future so it's not as if we have a gun being held to our head with reference to selling Nahki now!
not really secure, still paying rent on the ground we do not own and its more likely to be 2m max for wells.
not proven playing without hanson.
Good point. We pay around a substantial amount every year to Gibbs pension fund ( thought to be around £380,000.) for 25 years. What happens I wonder after the 25 years has elapsed? Do Rhodes and Lawn then own the ground? Always intrigued me that.
maybe we could use the transfer money if we did drop lucky enough to get 3m or more to buy the ground back?
maybe lawn could put the loan he got back into the pot to do it?
reduce overheads and pay a more manageable amount to him as a repayment scheme?
if we ever get another cup run etc we could re pay him sooner?
get some players on loan and re assess in summer?
Don't forget that 3/4/5 million is reduced by the tax / Agents Fee/The Player monies and not forgetting some to the shareholders with a bit of luck we might end up even, the players like Grey and Conell will be replaced by Loans etc , if the club were ambitious Parky would have been allowed a large sum of last years cup run money at the start of this year and as you can see not one player as been brought in to improve the squad for life in div1 forgot to mention we had Forlan for nothing a City Youth /junior and a lad from Scarborough that shows how ambitious BCFC are the board know that they will get the 13/14,000 every home game at the moment not sure how long that will last for because once the crowds start to reduce due to lack of investment and poor performances on the pitch which has been the case for the last 13 games.
[quote][p][bold]tinytoonster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Spenvalleyspartan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tinytoonster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Spenvalleyspartan[/bold] wrote: The club should state that if no one comes in with the offer required within the next 10 days then he's going nowhere for less than £5 million! We need this concluding ASAP so Parky has the brass and time to perform the major surgery required on the team within the month of January! We still have a chance of playoffs and with a couple of million we could sign 4-5 very good division 1 players! No good selling on 30th of January then not being able to use the money. I also believe if we off load the ilk of Gray or Connell we have room for a right winger and maybe mobile central midfielder. It's not inconceivable that Wells could stay if we sort out our right wing problem and we could still have a crack at going up! Surely the money from last years cup run helped insure our future so it's not as if we have a gun being held to our head with reference to selling Nahki now![/p][/quote]not really secure, still paying rent on the ground we do not own and its more likely to be 2m max for wells. not proven playing without hanson.[/p][/quote]Good point. We pay around a substantial amount every year to Gibbs pension fund ( thought to be around £380,000.) for 25 years. What happens I wonder after the 25 years has elapsed? Do Rhodes and Lawn then own the ground? Always intrigued me that.[/p][/quote]maybe we could use the transfer money if we did drop lucky enough to get 3m or more to buy the ground back? maybe lawn could put the loan he got back into the pot to do it? reduce overheads and pay a more manageable amount to him as a repayment scheme? if we ever get another cup run etc we could re pay him sooner? get some players on loan and re assess in summer?[/p][/quote]Don't forget that 3/4/5 million is reduced by the tax / Agents Fee/The Player monies and not forgetting some to the shareholders with a bit of luck we might end up even, the players like Grey and Conell will be replaced by Loans etc , if the club were ambitious Parky would have been allowed a large sum of last years cup run money at the start of this year and as you can see not one player as been brought in to improve the squad for life in div1 forgot to mention we had Forlan for nothing a City Youth /junior and a lad from Scarborough that shows how ambitious BCFC are the board know that they will get the 13/14,000 every home game at the moment not sure how long that will last for because once the crowds start to reduce due to lack of investment and poor performances on the pitch which has been the case for the last 13 games. Olivermac

10:16am Fri 3 Jan 14

Peter300 says...

tinytoonster wrote:
Spenvalleyspartan wrote:
The club should state that if no one comes in with the offer required within the next 10 days then he's going nowhere for less than £5 million! We need this concluding ASAP so Parky has the brass and time to perform the major surgery required on the team within the month of January! We still have a chance of playoffs and with a couple of million we could sign 4-5 very good division 1 players! No good selling on 30th of January then not being able to use the money. I also believe if we off load the ilk of Gray or Connell we have room for a right winger and maybe mobile central midfielder. It's not inconceivable that Wells could stay if we sort out our right wing problem and we could still have a crack at going up! Surely the money from last years cup run helped insure our future so it's not as if we have a gun being held to our head with reference to selling Nahki now!
not really secure, still paying rent on the ground we do not own and its more likely to be 2m max for wells.
not proven playing without hanson.
But quite a few clubs have a 'Hanson'. Nahki is a proven player in my opinion and could play at a higher level. Hopefully with City, but I think the player would be keen to leave if the right club were interested.
[quote][p][bold]tinytoonster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Spenvalleyspartan[/bold] wrote: The club should state that if no one comes in with the offer required within the next 10 days then he's going nowhere for less than £5 million! We need this concluding ASAP so Parky has the brass and time to perform the major surgery required on the team within the month of January! We still have a chance of playoffs and with a couple of million we could sign 4-5 very good division 1 players! No good selling on 30th of January then not being able to use the money. I also believe if we off load the ilk of Gray or Connell we have room for a right winger and maybe mobile central midfielder. It's not inconceivable that Wells could stay if we sort out our right wing problem and we could still have a crack at going up! Surely the money from last years cup run helped insure our future so it's not as if we have a gun being held to our head with reference to selling Nahki now![/p][/quote]not really secure, still paying rent on the ground we do not own and its more likely to be 2m max for wells. not proven playing without hanson.[/p][/quote]But quite a few clubs have a 'Hanson'. Nahki is a proven player in my opinion and could play at a higher level. Hopefully with City, but I think the player would be keen to leave if the right club were interested. Peter300

10:17am Fri 3 Jan 14

Brannigan says...

I dont believe Wells is injured. He is being protected from potential injury for his sale to go through. Strong rumours that QPR have tabled 1.5 m£. The deal will not be clinched until the last minute and will prob be in region of 2.5m. The cash needs to be used to purchase decent players or we will end up in league 2 again.
I dont believe Wells is injured. He is being protected from potential injury for his sale to go through. Strong rumours that QPR have tabled 1.5 m£. The deal will not be clinched until the last minute and will prob be in region of 2.5m. The cash needs to be used to purchase decent players or we will end up in league 2 again. Brannigan

10:20am Fri 3 Jan 14

Peter300 says...

Cityman23 wrote:
Thus starts the bluff/counter-bluffi

ng! No-one makes their 'final' offer at the START of the 'window'.

To be honest the club CAN'T control that and when in the 'window' 'NW' will be sold but they DO have a say over to which club(s). If I had one request about all this I'd say to those in control at 'VP, ' "Please don't sell Nahki to either Leeds United or Huddersfield Town (our local rivals).

Nothing would run counter to trying to build up our club, make it attractive to young people/children than to see the most popular star (who's awlays chosen as 'favourite' by on field City mascots) leaving for one of the two biggest local rivals.

Okay, John Hendrie (my personal favourite City player of all time) ENDED UP at Leeds but he never went directly there.

If its true right now that others such as QPR, Celtic, Wolves are interested, City don't have to depend on just one bidder for the big selling price. The club should make an unstated commitment NOT to sell our biggest star for over a decade to our local rivals.
Interesting points, but you have to take account of what the player wants. Nahki will know about the offers and if he indicates he wants to join a particular club, then the chances are an agreement will be reached with City over the fee.
[quote][p][bold]Cityman23[/bold] wrote: Thus starts the bluff/counter-bluffi ng! No-one makes their 'final' offer at the START of the 'window'. To be honest the club CAN'T control that and when in the 'window' 'NW' will be sold but they DO have a say over to which club(s). If I had one request about all this I'd say to those in control at 'VP, ' "Please don't sell Nahki to either Leeds United or Huddersfield Town (our local rivals). Nothing would run counter to trying to build up our club, make it attractive to young people/children than to see the most popular star (who's awlays chosen as 'favourite' by on field City mascots) leaving for one of the two biggest local rivals. Okay, John Hendrie (my personal favourite City player of all time) ENDED UP at Leeds but he never went directly there. If its true right now that others such as QPR, Celtic, Wolves are interested, City don't have to depend on just one bidder for the big selling price. The club should make an unstated commitment NOT to sell our biggest star for over a decade to our local rivals.[/p][/quote]Interesting points, but you have to take account of what the player wants. Nahki will know about the offers and if he indicates he wants to join a particular club, then the chances are an agreement will be reached with City over the fee. Peter300

10:35am Fri 3 Jan 14

Peter300 says...

dannbradfc wrote:
Spenvalleyspartan wrote:
The club should state that if no one comes in with the offer required within the next 10 days then he's going nowhere for less than £5 million! We need this concluding ASAP so Parky has the brass and time to perform the major surgery required on the team within the month of January! We still have a chance of playoffs and with a couple of million we could sign 4-5 very good division 1 players! No good selling on 30th of January then not being able to use the money. I also believe if we off load the ilk of Gray or Connell we have room for a right winger and maybe mobile central midfielder. It's not inconceivable that Wells could stay if we sort out our right wing problem and we could still have a crack at going up! Surely the money from last years cup run helped insure our future so it's not as if we have a gun being held to our head with reference to selling Nahki now!
good to have you on board regarding the right wing problem. Its been obvious for past two seasons but particularly this that a regular threat from that side would add the variety we need to our play. I don't this but i wouldn't expect to see the whole of the transfer fee been reinvested in the squad. Perhaps not even half i'm afraid. Indeed the fact that its been stated we are looking at some lower league players and loans may give a better indication of what are aims are this season. perhaps a more substantial rebuild in the summer
I'm not with you. It's not been obvious at all. You have to look at the team as a whole, which you are failing to do. I'll tell you now, you and people like you will never be happy with the wing situation. People like you slagged-off Tommo for two seasons, but when a 'Championship' player is signed, he still cannot displace him. You really need to look into this more and think back about all the wide players we've had over many years. And what was your assessment? Yes you criticised them all. Isn't it about time the penny dropped with you and your associates? You talk about the 'obvious' right-wing problem as though there is a simple answer just waiting. Managers want a player who has ability, but who is also prepared to work for the team. The problem is never going to go away in the eyes of people like you, because you only view a player in one dimension.
[quote][p][bold]dannbradfc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Spenvalleyspartan[/bold] wrote: The club should state that if no one comes in with the offer required within the next 10 days then he's going nowhere for less than £5 million! We need this concluding ASAP so Parky has the brass and time to perform the major surgery required on the team within the month of January! We still have a chance of playoffs and with a couple of million we could sign 4-5 very good division 1 players! No good selling on 30th of January then not being able to use the money. I also believe if we off load the ilk of Gray or Connell we have room for a right winger and maybe mobile central midfielder. It's not inconceivable that Wells could stay if we sort out our right wing problem and we could still have a crack at going up! Surely the money from last years cup run helped insure our future so it's not as if we have a gun being held to our head with reference to selling Nahki now![/p][/quote]good to have you on board regarding the right wing problem. Its been obvious for past two seasons but particularly this that a regular threat from that side would add the variety we need to our play. I don't this but i wouldn't expect to see the whole of the transfer fee been reinvested in the squad. Perhaps not even half i'm afraid. Indeed the fact that its been stated we are looking at some lower league players and loans may give a better indication of what are aims are this season. perhaps a more substantial rebuild in the summer[/p][/quote]I'm not with you. It's not been obvious at all. You have to look at the team as a whole, which you are failing to do. I'll tell you now, you and people like you will never be happy with the wing situation. People like you slagged-off Tommo for two seasons, but when a 'Championship' player is signed, he still cannot displace him. You really need to look into this more and think back about all the wide players we've had over many years. And what was your assessment? Yes you criticised them all. Isn't it about time the penny dropped with you and your associates? You talk about the 'obvious' right-wing problem as though there is a simple answer just waiting. Managers want a player who has ability, but who is also prepared to work for the team. The problem is never going to go away in the eyes of people like you, because you only view a player in one dimension. Peter300

10:36am Fri 3 Jan 14

Peter300 says...

silverbantam wrote:
I wouldn't try to buy anyone til the summer.

Just get in loan players and free transfers to get us til the end of the season.
Why? What if there was a player Phil wanted and was available?
[quote][p][bold]silverbantam[/bold] wrote: I wouldn't try to buy anyone til the summer. Just get in loan players and free transfers to get us til the end of the season.[/p][/quote]Why? What if there was a player Phil wanted and was available? Peter300

10:37am Fri 3 Jan 14

bobby98007 says...

tinytoonster wrote:
Spenvalleyspartan wrote:
tinytoonster wrote:
Spenvalleyspartan wrote:
The club should state that if no one comes in with the offer required within the next 10 days then he's going nowhere for less than £5 million! We need this concluding ASAP so Parky has the brass and time to perform the major surgery required on the team within the month of January! We still have a chance of playoffs and with a couple of million we could sign 4-5 very good division 1 players! No good selling on 30th of January then not being able to use the money. I also believe if we off load the ilk of Gray or Connell we have room for a right winger and maybe mobile central midfielder. It's not inconceivable that Wells could stay if we sort out our right wing problem and we could still have a crack at going up! Surely the money from last years cup run helped insure our future so it's not as if we have a gun being held to our head with reference to selling Nahki now!
not really secure, still paying rent on the ground we do not own and its more likely to be 2m max for wells.
not proven playing without hanson.
Good point. We pay around a substantial amount every year to Gibbs pension fund ( thought to be around £380,000.) for 25 years. What happens I wonder after the 25 years has elapsed? Do Rhodes and Lawn then own the ground? Always intrigued me that.
maybe we could use the transfer money if we did drop lucky enough to get 3m or more to buy the ground back?
maybe lawn could put the loan he got back into the pot to do it?
reduce overheads and pay a more manageable amount to him as a repayment scheme?
if we ever get another cup run etc we could re pay him sooner?
get some players on loan and re assess in summer?
Simple maths would have helped here...

380k per year (if it is that figure, i dont know, but for simplicity) in rent for 25 years is a total contractual payment of £9.5 million. Then what are we 8 years into that contract? Lets say 10, for easy maths. 3.8 million already paid, take away from the total is £5.7 million remaining.

How much do you think were actually going to sell Wells for?

Then theres an assumption that Gibb would sell VP at what is left on the lease (which is bad business, because he is already owed that money anyway, which makes it unlikely) then take away the overspend that has already been announced and needs to be covered which is £600k.

Best case scenario we have to sell Wells for £6.3 million, then not spend a penny of that on replacing him, instead borrow more money (up to the maximum of £1million) from Lawn and hope that Gibb takes a £7.3 million bid from VP.

To save us £380k per year.
[quote][p][bold]tinytoonster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Spenvalleyspartan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tinytoonster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Spenvalleyspartan[/bold] wrote: The club should state that if no one comes in with the offer required within the next 10 days then he's going nowhere for less than £5 million! We need this concluding ASAP so Parky has the brass and time to perform the major surgery required on the team within the month of January! We still have a chance of playoffs and with a couple of million we could sign 4-5 very good division 1 players! No good selling on 30th of January then not being able to use the money. I also believe if we off load the ilk of Gray or Connell we have room for a right winger and maybe mobile central midfielder. It's not inconceivable that Wells could stay if we sort out our right wing problem and we could still have a crack at going up! Surely the money from last years cup run helped insure our future so it's not as if we have a gun being held to our head with reference to selling Nahki now![/p][/quote]not really secure, still paying rent on the ground we do not own and its more likely to be 2m max for wells. not proven playing without hanson.[/p][/quote]Good point. We pay around a substantial amount every year to Gibbs pension fund ( thought to be around £380,000.) for 25 years. What happens I wonder after the 25 years has elapsed? Do Rhodes and Lawn then own the ground? Always intrigued me that.[/p][/quote]maybe we could use the transfer money if we did drop lucky enough to get 3m or more to buy the ground back? maybe lawn could put the loan he got back into the pot to do it? reduce overheads and pay a more manageable amount to him as a repayment scheme? if we ever get another cup run etc we could re pay him sooner? get some players on loan and re assess in summer?[/p][/quote]Simple maths would have helped here... 380k per year (if it is that figure, i dont know, but for simplicity) in rent for 25 years is a total contractual payment of £9.5 million. Then what are we 8 years into that contract? Lets say 10, for easy maths. 3.8 million already paid, take away from the total is £5.7 million remaining. How much do you think were actually going to sell Wells for? Then theres an assumption that Gibb would sell VP at what is left on the lease (which is bad business, because he is already owed that money anyway, which makes it unlikely) then take away the overspend that has already been announced and needs to be covered which is £600k. Best case scenario we have to sell Wells for £6.3 million, then not spend a penny of that on replacing him, instead borrow more money (up to the maximum of £1million) from Lawn and hope that Gibb takes a £7.3 million bid from VP. To save us £380k per year. bobby98007

10:38am Fri 3 Jan 14

Peter300 says...

Freddy wrote:
*
What a mess this is becoming. IF Wells goes. Any fee will probably be made in staged payments.NO IMMEDIATE MONEY WOULD BE AVAILABLE, FOR 'PARKY' TO BUY PLAYERS.
*
Should Wells be transferred, or sold on. City need to profit from further fee payments.
*
As Wells is " Injured " --and he has weakness in his play. (Easily muscled off the ball). I do not rate him as highly, as those supporters that just revere the goal scorer. The Team scores the Goal.
Wells needs a foil i.e. Hanson. To receive 'Knock -on's'.
*
Wells left Carlisle - under 'Abbo'. He has improved at City. But I do not think he is good enough yet, to go to a higher level of play.
There is his International calling, and the 'Jet-Lag' associated with that selection.
*
Wells would be better at City . Sign another contract, and make his target to become a Championship Player --WITH CITY !.
*
If you do not rate Nahki why keep him?
[quote][p][bold]Freddy[/bold] wrote: * What a mess this is becoming. IF Wells goes. Any fee will probably be made in staged payments.NO IMMEDIATE MONEY WOULD BE AVAILABLE, FOR 'PARKY' TO BUY PLAYERS. * Should Wells be transferred, or sold on. City need to profit from further fee payments. * As Wells is " Injured " --and he has weakness in his play. (Easily muscled off the ball). I do not rate him as highly, as those supporters that just revere the goal scorer. The Team scores the Goal. Wells needs a foil i.e. Hanson. To receive 'Knock -on's'. * Wells left Carlisle - under 'Abbo'. He has improved at City. But I do not think he is good enough yet, to go to a higher level of play. There is his International calling, and the 'Jet-Lag' associated with that selection. * Wells would be better at City . Sign another contract, and make his target to become a Championship Player --WITH CITY !. *[/p][/quote]If you do not rate Nahki why keep him? Peter300

10:53am Fri 3 Jan 14

Spenvalleyspartan says...

tyker7745 wrote:
Spenvalleyspartan wrote:
tinytoonster wrote:
Spenvalleyspartan wrote:
The club should state that if no one comes in with the offer required within the next 10 days then he's going nowhere for less than £5 million! We need this concluding ASAP so Parky has the brass and time to perform the major surgery required on the team within the month of January! We still have a chance of playoffs and with a couple of million we could sign 4-5 very good division 1 players! No good selling on 30th of January then not being able to use the money. I also believe if we off load the ilk of Gray or Connell we have room for a right winger and maybe mobile central midfielder. It's not inconceivable that Wells could stay if we sort out our right wing problem and we could still have a crack at going up! Surely the money from last years cup run helped insure our future so it's not as if we have a gun being held to our head with reference to selling Nahki now!
not really secure, still paying rent on the ground we do not own and its more likely to be 2m max for wells.
not proven playing without hanson.
Good point. We pay around a substantial amount every year to Gibbs pension fund ( thought to be around £380,000.) for 25 years. What happens I wonder after the 25 years has elapsed? Do Rhodes and Lawn then own the ground? Always intrigued me that.
no we the directors do not own the ground once the lease has expired: a new lease as to be negotiated or we move out leaving the owner of the ground do what he wants subject to planning etc
Gibb has turned from our saviour to our nemesis! He bought the club for 2.5 million and in ten years has recouped over £3 million. We have another 15 years to suffer with this so I guess efforts must be made to buy the ground back off him. Question is what is the strategy to do this with? With this as an aim it goes back to promotion coupled with a successful youth set up to generate the finances to buy back the ground! Gibb is without doubt like a millstone round our necks which we need to get rid of !
[quote][p][bold]tyker7745[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Spenvalleyspartan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tinytoonster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Spenvalleyspartan[/bold] wrote: The club should state that if no one comes in with the offer required within the next 10 days then he's going nowhere for less than £5 million! We need this concluding ASAP so Parky has the brass and time to perform the major surgery required on the team within the month of January! We still have a chance of playoffs and with a couple of million we could sign 4-5 very good division 1 players! No good selling on 30th of January then not being able to use the money. I also believe if we off load the ilk of Gray or Connell we have room for a right winger and maybe mobile central midfielder. It's not inconceivable that Wells could stay if we sort out our right wing problem and we could still have a crack at going up! Surely the money from last years cup run helped insure our future so it's not as if we have a gun being held to our head with reference to selling Nahki now![/p][/quote]not really secure, still paying rent on the ground we do not own and its more likely to be 2m max for wells. not proven playing without hanson.[/p][/quote]Good point. We pay around a substantial amount every year to Gibbs pension fund ( thought to be around £380,000.) for 25 years. What happens I wonder after the 25 years has elapsed? Do Rhodes and Lawn then own the ground? Always intrigued me that.[/p][/quote]no we the directors do not own the ground once the lease has expired: a new lease as to be negotiated or we move out leaving the owner of the ground do what he wants subject to planning etc[/p][/quote]Gibb has turned from our saviour to our nemesis! He bought the club for 2.5 million and in ten years has recouped over £3 million. We have another 15 years to suffer with this so I guess efforts must be made to buy the ground back off him. Question is what is the strategy to do this with? With this as an aim it goes back to promotion coupled with a successful youth set up to generate the finances to buy back the ground! Gibb is without doubt like a millstone round our necks which we need to get rid of ! Spenvalleyspartan

10:57am Fri 3 Jan 14

bluedogs says...

wells to town for Jordan sinnott + cash clubs in talks
wells to town for Jordan sinnott + cash clubs in talks bluedogs

11:35am Fri 3 Jan 14

Farsley Bantam says...

Peter300 wrote:
Freddy wrote: * What a mess this is becoming. IF Wells goes. Any fee will probably be made in staged payments.NO IMMEDIATE MONEY WOULD BE AVAILABLE, FOR 'PARKY' TO BUY PLAYERS. * Should Wells be transferred, or sold on. City need to profit from further fee payments. * As Wells is " Injured " --and he has weakness in his play. (Easily muscled off the ball). I do not rate him as highly, as those supporters that just revere the goal scorer. The Team scores the Goal. Wells needs a foil i.e. Hanson. To receive 'Knock -on's'. * Wells left Carlisle - under 'Abbo'. He has improved at City. But I do not think he is good enough yet, to go to a higher level of play. There is his International calling, and the 'Jet-Lag' associated with that selection. * Wells would be better at City . Sign another contract, and make his target to become a Championship Player --WITH CITY !. *
If you do not rate Nahki why keep him?
As good as Hanson is, big strikers to provide 'knock ons' are ten a penny. Players that can bang 20-30 goals in a season are like hens teeth.
[quote][p][bold]Peter300[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Freddy[/bold] wrote: * What a mess this is becoming. IF Wells goes. Any fee will probably be made in staged payments.NO IMMEDIATE MONEY WOULD BE AVAILABLE, FOR 'PARKY' TO BUY PLAYERS. * Should Wells be transferred, or sold on. City need to profit from further fee payments. * As Wells is " Injured " --and he has weakness in his play. (Easily muscled off the ball). I do not rate him as highly, as those supporters that just revere the goal scorer. The Team scores the Goal. Wells needs a foil i.e. Hanson. To receive 'Knock -on's'. * Wells left Carlisle - under 'Abbo'. He has improved at City. But I do not think he is good enough yet, to go to a higher level of play. There is his International calling, and the 'Jet-Lag' associated with that selection. * Wells would be better at City . Sign another contract, and make his target to become a Championship Player --WITH CITY !. *[/p][/quote]If you do not rate Nahki why keep him?[/p][/quote]As good as Hanson is, big strikers to provide 'knock ons' are ten a penny. Players that can bang 20-30 goals in a season are like hens teeth. Farsley Bantam

11:37am Fri 3 Jan 14

coopy00 says...

Wells to Blackburn . Inside info .
Wells to Blackburn . Inside info . coopy00

11:44am Fri 3 Jan 14

Farsley Bantam says...

coopy00 wrote:
Wells to Blackburn . Inside info .
There can't be many clubs left that he's not 'off to' now.
[quote][p][bold]coopy00[/bold] wrote: Wells to Blackburn . Inside info .[/p][/quote]There can't be many clubs left that he's not 'off to' now. Farsley Bantam

11:56am Fri 3 Jan 14

vikkifizz says...

Sorry to burst your bubble but QPR want to go back up - they cannot do that with a League 1 player, they need premiership players to get back up. Harry isn't daft
Sorry to burst your bubble but QPR want to go back up - they cannot do that with a League 1 player, they need premiership players to get back up. Harry isn't daft vikkifizz

11:57am Fri 3 Jan 14

tyker7745 says...

Spenvalleyspartan wrote:
tyker7745 wrote:
Spenvalleyspartan wrote:
tinytoonster wrote:
Spenvalleyspartan wrote:
The club should state that if no one comes in with the offer required within the next 10 days then he's going nowhere for less than £5 million! We need this concluding ASAP so Parky has the brass and time to perform the major surgery required on the team within the month of January! We still have a chance of playoffs and with a couple of million we could sign 4-5 very good division 1 players! No good selling on 30th of January then not being able to use the money. I also believe if we off load the ilk of Gray or Connell we have room for a right winger and maybe mobile central midfielder. It's not inconceivable that Wells could stay if we sort out our right wing problem and we could still have a crack at going up! Surely the money from last years cup run helped insure our future so it's not as if we have a gun being held to our head with reference to selling Nahki now!
not really secure, still paying rent on the ground we do not own and its more likely to be 2m max for wells.
not proven playing without hanson.
Good point. We pay around a substantial amount every year to Gibbs pension fund ( thought to be around £380,000.) for 25 years. What happens I wonder after the 25 years has elapsed? Do Rhodes and Lawn then own the ground? Always intrigued me that.
no we the directors do not own the ground once the lease has expired: a new lease as to be negotiated or we move out leaving the owner of the ground do what he wants subject to planning etc
Gibb has turned from our saviour to our nemesis! He bought the club for 2.5 million and in ten years has recouped over £3 million. We have another 15 years to suffer with this so I guess efforts must be made to buy the ground back off him. Question is what is the strategy to do this with? With this as an aim it goes back to promotion coupled with a successful youth set up to generate the finances to buy back the ground! Gibb is without doubt like a millstone round our necks which we need to get rid of !
maybe true but had the deal not gone through when it did would we now be still in existence?

What we really need is cash not trade ins and not loan notes which have to be factored at 20% (o r maybe more rates) as occurred when Blake was sold to Burnley all hose years ago
[quote][p][bold]Spenvalleyspartan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tyker7745[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Spenvalleyspartan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tinytoonster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Spenvalleyspartan[/bold] wrote: The club should state that if no one comes in with the offer required within the next 10 days then he's going nowhere for less than £5 million! We need this concluding ASAP so Parky has the brass and time to perform the major surgery required on the team within the month of January! We still have a chance of playoffs and with a couple of million we could sign 4-5 very good division 1 players! No good selling on 30th of January then not being able to use the money. I also believe if we off load the ilk of Gray or Connell we have room for a right winger and maybe mobile central midfielder. It's not inconceivable that Wells could stay if we sort out our right wing problem and we could still have a crack at going up! Surely the money from last years cup run helped insure our future so it's not as if we have a gun being held to our head with reference to selling Nahki now![/p][/quote]not really secure, still paying rent on the ground we do not own and its more likely to be 2m max for wells. not proven playing without hanson.[/p][/quote]Good point. We pay around a substantial amount every year to Gibbs pension fund ( thought to be around £380,000.) for 25 years. What happens I wonder after the 25 years has elapsed? Do Rhodes and Lawn then own the ground? Always intrigued me that.[/p][/quote]no we the directors do not own the ground once the lease has expired: a new lease as to be negotiated or we move out leaving the owner of the ground do what he wants subject to planning etc[/p][/quote]Gibb has turned from our saviour to our nemesis! He bought the club for 2.5 million and in ten years has recouped over £3 million. We have another 15 years to suffer with this so I guess efforts must be made to buy the ground back off him. Question is what is the strategy to do this with? With this as an aim it goes back to promotion coupled with a successful youth set up to generate the finances to buy back the ground! Gibb is without doubt like a millstone round our necks which we need to get rid of ![/p][/quote]maybe true but had the deal not gone through when it did would we now be still in existence? What we really need is cash not trade ins and not loan notes which have to be factored at 20% (o r maybe more rates) as occurred when Blake was sold to Burnley all hose years ago tyker7745

12:05pm Fri 3 Jan 14

Waynus1971 says...

dannbradfc wrote:
Spenvalleyspartan wrote: The club should state that if no one comes in with the offer required within the next 10 days then he's going nowhere for less than £5 million! We need this concluding ASAP so Parky has the brass and time to perform the major surgery required on the team within the month of January! We still have a chance of playoffs and with a couple of million we could sign 4-5 very good division 1 players! No good selling on 30th of January then not being able to use the money. I also believe if we off load the ilk of Gray or Connell we have room for a right winger and maybe mobile central midfielder. It's not inconceivable that Wells could stay if we sort out our right wing problem and we could still have a crack at going up! Surely the money from last years cup run helped insure our future so it's not as if we have a gun being held to our head with reference to selling Nahki now!
good to have you on board regarding the right wing problem. Its been obvious for past two seasons but particularly this that a regular threat from that side would add the variety we need to our play. I don't this but i wouldn't expect to see the whole of the transfer fee been reinvested in the squad. Perhaps not even half i'm afraid. Indeed the fact that its been stated we are looking at some lower league players and loans may give a better indication of what are aims are this season. perhaps a more substantial rebuild in the summer
The problem with this suggestion is too fold. Firstly, I am led to believe that we weren't allowed to use the £400k left over from last season as it was in the accounts for the year 2012/13. As such, if we sell Wells in January 2014, surely that money will go into the accounts for the fiscal year ending 5 April 2014 (i.e. this season). Will we be allowed to spend any of the money NEXT season, or will it have to be spent immediately or end up getting tied up as the cup-run money allegedly was?

My second point is that we are already looking at a MASSIVE rebuild in the summer regardless. Because of the structure of our squad, we have many players out of contract this summer and I would be surprised if many of them stayed. The likes of Connell, Gray, Bates, Swain, Oliver, McHugh, de Vita & Ravenhill are all likely to leave before next season starts. Then you have the likes of Meredith, Darby, McArdle, McLaughlin, Jones, Thommo, Reid and Doyle also out of contract. How many of these are likely to be here next season?

I can see the likes of Jones & Thommo being allowed to leave, but will Doyle want to stay? He considered his options last summer before signing a 1yr extension, so realistically he could leave. Will Reid want to move back closer to his family as he suggested could be an option a few weeks back? Darby is good enough for the Championship, so could he be looking to further his career when his contract expires?

I can see us having a small number of our squad left in May, with McLaughlin, Meredith & McArdle joining the likes of Yeates, Hanson, McBurnie, Clarkson, Davies & Taylor (plus poss Bass, Curtis, Erangey, Hepworth, Stockdill & Heaton being offered short-term deals).
[quote][p][bold]dannbradfc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Spenvalleyspartan[/bold] wrote: The club should state that if no one comes in with the offer required within the next 10 days then he's going nowhere for less than £5 million! We need this concluding ASAP so Parky has the brass and time to perform the major surgery required on the team within the month of January! We still have a chance of playoffs and with a couple of million we could sign 4-5 very good division 1 players! No good selling on 30th of January then not being able to use the money. I also believe if we off load the ilk of Gray or Connell we have room for a right winger and maybe mobile central midfielder. It's not inconceivable that Wells could stay if we sort out our right wing problem and we could still have a crack at going up! Surely the money from last years cup run helped insure our future so it's not as if we have a gun being held to our head with reference to selling Nahki now![/p][/quote]good to have you on board regarding the right wing problem. Its been obvious for past two seasons but particularly this that a regular threat from that side would add the variety we need to our play. I don't this but i wouldn't expect to see the whole of the transfer fee been reinvested in the squad. Perhaps not even half i'm afraid. Indeed the fact that its been stated we are looking at some lower league players and loans may give a better indication of what are aims are this season. perhaps a more substantial rebuild in the summer[/p][/quote]The problem with this suggestion is too fold. Firstly, I am led to believe that we weren't allowed to use the £400k left over from last season as it was in the accounts for the year 2012/13. As such, if we sell Wells in January 2014, surely that money will go into the accounts for the fiscal year ending 5 April 2014 (i.e. this season). Will we be allowed to spend any of the money NEXT season, or will it have to be spent immediately or end up getting tied up as the cup-run money allegedly was? My second point is that we are already looking at a MASSIVE rebuild in the summer regardless. Because of the structure of our squad, we have many players out of contract this summer and I would be surprised if many of them stayed. The likes of Connell, Gray, Bates, Swain, Oliver, McHugh, de Vita & Ravenhill are all likely to leave before next season starts. Then you have the likes of Meredith, Darby, McArdle, McLaughlin, Jones, Thommo, Reid and Doyle also out of contract. How many of these are likely to be here next season? I can see the likes of Jones & Thommo being allowed to leave, but will Doyle want to stay? He considered his options last summer before signing a 1yr extension, so realistically he could leave. Will Reid want to move back closer to his family as he suggested could be an option a few weeks back? Darby is good enough for the Championship, so could he be looking to further his career when his contract expires? I can see us having a small number of our squad left in May, with McLaughlin, Meredith & McArdle joining the likes of Yeates, Hanson, McBurnie, Clarkson, Davies & Taylor (plus poss Bass, Curtis, Erangey, Hepworth, Stockdill & Heaton being offered short-term deals). Waynus1971

12:24pm Fri 3 Jan 14

markthemenace says...

axelf1963 wrote:
£3 MILLION TO WIGAN
£2 million + Dickov is the rumour!

They should bite their hand off at that......
[quote][p][bold]axelf1963[/bold] wrote: £3 MILLION TO WIGAN[/p][/quote]£2 million + Dickov is the rumour! They should bite their hand off at that...... markthemenace

12:30pm Fri 3 Jan 14

minkiebantam says...

Farsley Bantam wrote:
coopy00 wrote: Wells to Blackburn . Inside info .
There can't be many clubs left that he's not 'off to' now.
Out of all the clubs mentioned, Blackburn would be my 1st choice. Still close enough to Bradford that he wouldnt have to move, Championship football/Wages, 1st team action ALMOST Guaranteed and they have money to spend, especially if they sell Rhodes on to a premiership club?
Where ever he goes, i just hope he bangs 10+ goals in by the end of the season, as i have £50 on it with a Leeds scum supporter at work ; )
P.S i would still rather he stayed and banged that in for the Bantams!!
CTID!!
[quote][p][bold]Farsley Bantam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]coopy00[/bold] wrote: Wells to Blackburn . Inside info .[/p][/quote]There can't be many clubs left that he's not 'off to' now.[/p][/quote]Out of all the clubs mentioned, Blackburn would be my 1st choice. Still close enough to Bradford that he wouldnt have to move, Championship football/Wages, 1st team action ALMOST Guaranteed and they have money to spend, especially if they sell Rhodes on to a premiership club? Where ever he goes, i just hope he bangs 10+ goals in by the end of the season, as i have £50 on it with a Leeds scum supporter at work ; ) P.S i would still rather he stayed and banged that in for the Bantams!! CTID!! minkiebantam

12:55pm Fri 3 Jan 14

Farsley Bantam says...

markthemenace wrote:
axelf1963 wrote: £3 MILLION TO WIGAN
£2 million + Dickov is the rumour! They should bite their hand off at that......
Paul Dickov was a good striker back in the day but at 41 I don't think he has much to offer us. Unless you mean Dicko?
[quote][p][bold]markthemenace[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]axelf1963[/bold] wrote: £3 MILLION TO WIGAN[/p][/quote]£2 million + Dickov is the rumour! They should bite their hand off at that......[/p][/quote]Paul Dickov was a good striker back in the day but at 41 I don't think he has much to offer us. Unless you mean Dicko? Farsley Bantam

1:13pm Fri 3 Jan 14

jamiejoe says...

Pretty good summary below of the potential options for Nakhi and City ... If he is to go to pastures new outside of West Yorks. I hope we get a proper bidding war to put an extra million or two on his price!!!

http://the72.co.uk/2
014/01/03/transfer-t
argets-nakhi-wells/?
Pretty good summary below of the potential options for Nakhi and City ... If he is to go to pastures new outside of West Yorks. I hope we get a proper bidding war to put an extra million or two on his price!!! http://the72.co.uk/2 014/01/03/transfer-t argets-nakhi-wells/? jamiejoe

1:31pm Fri 3 Jan 14

jackez20591 says...

Good, a nice early offer to show the interest.
£3m we should seriously think about, £3.5m+ and he should be gone.

Sooner we get the big offer the better, We need him gone so we can invest the money in the squad.


Kozak just broke his leg for Villa, hopefully they come calling.
Good, a nice early offer to show the interest. £3m we should seriously think about, £3.5m+ and he should be gone. Sooner we get the big offer the better, We need him gone so we can invest the money in the squad. Kozak just broke his leg for Villa, hopefully they come calling. jackez20591

2:41pm Fri 3 Jan 14

RABTID says...

Ignore any comments from Axelf1963, he's a Troll on Bulls forum. However much we get for Wells, if we go to buy players, their respective teams will " jack " the price up, because we have money. Look at the other teams in Division that have been active, All taking loan players. We'll have to go down same path. Bank the money, 'til we get promoted to Championship.
Ignore any comments from Axelf1963, he's a Troll on Bulls forum. However much we get for Wells, if we go to buy players, their respective teams will " jack " the price up, because we have money. Look at the other teams in Division that have been active, All taking loan players. We'll have to go down same path. Bank the money, 'til we get promoted to Championship. RABTID

2:54pm Fri 3 Jan 14

RABTID says...

City are trying to sign Barnsley young'un Paul Digby on loan.
City are trying to sign Barnsley young'un Paul Digby on loan. RABTID

3:01pm Fri 3 Jan 14

tinytoonster says...

bobby98007 wrote:
tinytoonster wrote:
Spenvalleyspartan wrote:
tinytoonster wrote:
Spenvalleyspartan wrote:
The club should state that if no one comes in with the offer required within the next 10 days then he's going nowhere for less than £5 million! We need this concluding ASAP so Parky has the brass and time to perform the major surgery required on the team within the month of January! We still have a chance of playoffs and with a couple of million we could sign 4-5 very good division 1 players! No good selling on 30th of January then not being able to use the money. I also believe if we off load the ilk of Gray or Connell we have room for a right winger and maybe mobile central midfielder. It's not inconceivable that Wells could stay if we sort out our right wing problem and we could still have a crack at going up! Surely the money from last years cup run helped insure our future so it's not as if we have a gun being held to our head with reference to selling Nahki now!
not really secure, still paying rent on the ground we do not own and its more likely to be 2m max for wells.
not proven playing without hanson.
Good point. We pay around a substantial amount every year to Gibbs pension fund ( thought to be around £380,000.) for 25 years. What happens I wonder after the 25 years has elapsed? Do Rhodes and Lawn then own the ground? Always intrigued me that.
maybe we could use the transfer money if we did drop lucky enough to get 3m or more to buy the ground back?
maybe lawn could put the loan he got back into the pot to do it?
reduce overheads and pay a more manageable amount to him as a repayment scheme?
if we ever get another cup run etc we could re pay him sooner?
get some players on loan and re assess in summer?
Simple maths would have helped here...

380k per year (if it is that figure, i dont know, but for simplicity) in rent for 25 years is a total contractual payment of £9.5 million. Then what are we 8 years into that contract? Lets say 10, for easy maths. 3.8 million already paid, take away from the total is £5.7 million remaining.

How much do you think were actually going to sell Wells for?

Then theres an assumption that Gibb would sell VP at what is left on the lease (which is bad business, because he is already owed that money anyway, which makes it unlikely) then take away the overspend that has already been announced and needs to be covered which is £600k.

Best case scenario we have to sell Wells for £6.3 million, then not spend a penny of that on replacing him, instead borrow more money (up to the maximum of £1million) from Lawn and hope that Gibb takes a £7.3 million bid from VP.

To save us £380k per year.
i'm sure i read somewhere he would settle for less.
when the move to odsal was mooted.
he knows no city no income.
i think it was lawn who mentioned it.
[quote][p][bold]bobby98007[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tinytoonster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Spenvalleyspartan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tinytoonster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Spenvalleyspartan[/bold] wrote: The club should state that if no one comes in with the offer required within the next 10 days then he's going nowhere for less than £5 million! We need this concluding ASAP so Parky has the brass and time to perform the major surgery required on the team within the month of January! We still have a chance of playoffs and with a couple of million we could sign 4-5 very good division 1 players! No good selling on 30th of January then not being able to use the money. I also believe if we off load the ilk of Gray or Connell we have room for a right winger and maybe mobile central midfielder. It's not inconceivable that Wells could stay if we sort out our right wing problem and we could still have a crack at going up! Surely the money from last years cup run helped insure our future so it's not as if we have a gun being held to our head with reference to selling Nahki now![/p][/quote]not really secure, still paying rent on the ground we do not own and its more likely to be 2m max for wells. not proven playing without hanson.[/p][/quote]Good point. We pay around a substantial amount every year to Gibbs pension fund ( thought to be around £380,000.) for 25 years. What happens I wonder after the 25 years has elapsed? Do Rhodes and Lawn then own the ground? Always intrigued me that.[/p][/quote]maybe we could use the transfer money if we did drop lucky enough to get 3m or more to buy the ground back? maybe lawn could put the loan he got back into the pot to do it? reduce overheads and pay a more manageable amount to him as a repayment scheme? if we ever get another cup run etc we could re pay him sooner? get some players on loan and re assess in summer?[/p][/quote]Simple maths would have helped here... 380k per year (if it is that figure, i dont know, but for simplicity) in rent for 25 years is a total contractual payment of £9.5 million. Then what are we 8 years into that contract? Lets say 10, for easy maths. 3.8 million already paid, take away from the total is £5.7 million remaining. How much do you think were actually going to sell Wells for? Then theres an assumption that Gibb would sell VP at what is left on the lease (which is bad business, because he is already owed that money anyway, which makes it unlikely) then take away the overspend that has already been announced and needs to be covered which is £600k. Best case scenario we have to sell Wells for £6.3 million, then not spend a penny of that on replacing him, instead borrow more money (up to the maximum of £1million) from Lawn and hope that Gibb takes a £7.3 million bid from VP. To save us £380k per year.[/p][/quote]i'm sure i read somewhere he would settle for less. when the move to odsal was mooted. he knows no city no income. i think it was lawn who mentioned it. tinytoonster

3:33pm Fri 3 Jan 14

bcfc1903 says...

Spenvalleyspartan wrote:
The club should state that if no one comes in with the offer required within the next 10 days then he's going nowhere for less than £5 million! We need this concluding ASAP so Parky has the brass and time to perform the major surgery required on the team within the month of January! We still have a chance of playoffs and with a couple of million we could sign 4-5 very good division 1 players! No good selling on 30th of January then not being able to use the money. I also believe if we off load the ilk of Gray or Connell we have room for a right winger and maybe mobile central midfielder. It's not inconceivable that Wells could stay if we sort out our right wing problem and we could still have a crack at going up! Surely the money from last years cup run helped insure our future so it's not as if we have a gun being held to our head with reference to selling Nahki now!
One team we should never sell Nahki to is the scummers!!! That shower of sh*te has lumbered us with some right old crap in the past.

A rule of thumb is don't sell your best players to your local rivals, second is don't sell them at all if you want to go forward as a club, Third is never sell your best player to LUFC, The scum would have been straight onto the football league regarding the throw away comment made public regarding the football league not asking BCFC for a reference for Shaun Harvey when he got the FL job earlier this season .
[quote][p][bold]Spenvalleyspartan[/bold] wrote: The club should state that if no one comes in with the offer required within the next 10 days then he's going nowhere for less than £5 million! We need this concluding ASAP so Parky has the brass and time to perform the major surgery required on the team within the month of January! We still have a chance of playoffs and with a couple of million we could sign 4-5 very good division 1 players! No good selling on 30th of January then not being able to use the money. I also believe if we off load the ilk of Gray or Connell we have room for a right winger and maybe mobile central midfielder. It's not inconceivable that Wells could stay if we sort out our right wing problem and we could still have a crack at going up! Surely the money from last years cup run helped insure our future so it's not as if we have a gun being held to our head with reference to selling Nahki now![/p][/quote]One team we should never sell Nahki to is the scummers!!! That shower of sh*te has lumbered us with some right old crap in the past. A rule of thumb is don't sell your best players to your local rivals, second is don't sell them at all if you want to go forward as a club, Third is never sell your best player to LUFC, The scum would have been straight onto the football league regarding the throw away comment made public regarding the football league not asking BCFC for a reference for Shaun Harvey when he got the FL job earlier this season . bcfc1903

3:53pm Fri 3 Jan 14

axelf1963 says...

RABTID wrote:
Ignore any comments from Axelf1963, he's a Troll on Bulls forum. However much we get for Wells, if we go to buy players, their respective teams will " jack " the price up, because we have money. Look at the other teams in Division that have been active, All taking loan players. We'll have to go down same path. Bank the money, 'til we get promoted to Championship.
BOLL OCKS
[quote][p][bold]RABTID[/bold] wrote: Ignore any comments from Axelf1963, he's a Troll on Bulls forum. However much we get for Wells, if we go to buy players, their respective teams will " jack " the price up, because we have money. Look at the other teams in Division that have been active, All taking loan players. We'll have to go down same path. Bank the money, 'til we get promoted to Championship.[/p][/quote]BOLL OCKS axelf1963

4:02pm Fri 3 Jan 14

jackez20591 says...

bcfc1903 wrote:
Spenvalleyspartan wrote:
The club should state that if no one comes in with the offer required within the next 10 days then he's going nowhere for less than £5 million! We need this concluding ASAP so Parky has the brass and time to perform the major surgery required on the team within the month of January! We still have a chance of playoffs and with a couple of million we could sign 4-5 very good division 1 players! No good selling on 30th of January then not being able to use the money. I also believe if we off load the ilk of Gray or Connell we have room for a right winger and maybe mobile central midfielder. It's not inconceivable that Wells could stay if we sort out our right wing problem and we could still have a crack at going up! Surely the money from last years cup run helped insure our future so it's not as if we have a gun being held to our head with reference to selling Nahki now!
One team we should never sell Nahki to is the scummers!!! That shower of sh*te has lumbered us with some right old crap in the past.

A rule of thumb is don't sell your best players to your local rivals, second is don't sell them at all if you want to go forward as a club, Third is never sell your best player to LUFC, The scum would have been straight onto the football league regarding the throw away comment made public regarding the football league not asking BCFC for a reference for Shaun Harvey when he got the FL job earlier this season .
If leeds put up the right amount of money, who cares. They arent our rivals, we havent been in the same league as them for a very long time.

The only rules are, dont sell to Wolves/Peterborough. And dont sell on January 27th onwards.
[quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Spenvalleyspartan[/bold] wrote: The club should state that if no one comes in with the offer required within the next 10 days then he's going nowhere for less than £5 million! We need this concluding ASAP so Parky has the brass and time to perform the major surgery required on the team within the month of January! We still have a chance of playoffs and with a couple of million we could sign 4-5 very good division 1 players! No good selling on 30th of January then not being able to use the money. I also believe if we off load the ilk of Gray or Connell we have room for a right winger and maybe mobile central midfielder. It's not inconceivable that Wells could stay if we sort out our right wing problem and we could still have a crack at going up! Surely the money from last years cup run helped insure our future so it's not as if we have a gun being held to our head with reference to selling Nahki now![/p][/quote]One team we should never sell Nahki to is the scummers!!! That shower of sh*te has lumbered us with some right old crap in the past. A rule of thumb is don't sell your best players to your local rivals, second is don't sell them at all if you want to go forward as a club, Third is never sell your best player to LUFC, The scum would have been straight onto the football league regarding the throw away comment made public regarding the football league not asking BCFC for a reference for Shaun Harvey when he got the FL job earlier this season .[/p][/quote]If leeds put up the right amount of money, who cares. They arent our rivals, we havent been in the same league as them for a very long time. The only rules are, dont sell to Wolves/Peterborough. And dont sell on January 27th onwards. jackez20591

4:21pm Fri 3 Jan 14

bcfc1903 says...

jackez20591 wrote:
bcfc1903 wrote:
Spenvalleyspartan wrote:
The club should state that if no one comes in with the offer required within the next 10 days then he's going nowhere for less than £5 million! We need this concluding ASAP so Parky has the brass and time to perform the major surgery required on the team within the month of January! We still have a chance of playoffs and with a couple of million we could sign 4-5 very good division 1 players! No good selling on 30th of January then not being able to use the money. I also believe if we off load the ilk of Gray or Connell we have room for a right winger and maybe mobile central midfielder. It's not inconceivable that Wells could stay if we sort out our right wing problem and we could still have a crack at going up! Surely the money from last years cup run helped insure our future so it's not as if we have a gun being held to our head with reference to selling Nahki now!
One team we should never sell Nahki to is the scummers!!! That shower of sh*te has lumbered us with some right old crap in the past.

A rule of thumb is don't sell your best players to your local rivals, second is don't sell them at all if you want to go forward as a club, Third is never sell your best player to LUFC, The scum would have been straight onto the football league regarding the throw away comment made public regarding the football league not asking BCFC for a reference for Shaun Harvey when he got the FL job earlier this season .
If leeds put up the right amount of money, who cares. They arent our rivals, we havent been in the same league as them for a very long time.

The only rules are, dont sell to Wolves/Peterborough. And dont sell on January 27th onwards.
I care, you don't sell your best player to your local rivals, especially as it seems that our club is continually being taken for complete fools by LUFC. Personally if i ran BCFC I'd simply say no deals either in or out with LUFC, It would be printed and stuck on the managers wall. BCFC history says stay well clear of Leeds United Football Club regarding transfer deals. I don't know who sanctioned the Andy Gray deal, BCFC may have well just got a big pile of cash and had a bonfire, absolute joke acquisition, don't embellish that by selling that half arsed club our best player, unthinkable for me and many other BCFC fans., It would make an absolute mockery of our great football club.
[quote][p][bold]jackez20591[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Spenvalleyspartan[/bold] wrote: The club should state that if no one comes in with the offer required within the next 10 days then he's going nowhere for less than £5 million! We need this concluding ASAP so Parky has the brass and time to perform the major surgery required on the team within the month of January! We still have a chance of playoffs and with a couple of million we could sign 4-5 very good division 1 players! No good selling on 30th of January then not being able to use the money. I also believe if we off load the ilk of Gray or Connell we have room for a right winger and maybe mobile central midfielder. It's not inconceivable that Wells could stay if we sort out our right wing problem and we could still have a crack at going up! Surely the money from last years cup run helped insure our future so it's not as if we have a gun being held to our head with reference to selling Nahki now![/p][/quote]One team we should never sell Nahki to is the scummers!!! That shower of sh*te has lumbered us with some right old crap in the past. A rule of thumb is don't sell your best players to your local rivals, second is don't sell them at all if you want to go forward as a club, Third is never sell your best player to LUFC, The scum would have been straight onto the football league regarding the throw away comment made public regarding the football league not asking BCFC for a reference for Shaun Harvey when he got the FL job earlier this season .[/p][/quote]If leeds put up the right amount of money, who cares. They arent our rivals, we havent been in the same league as them for a very long time. The only rules are, dont sell to Wolves/Peterborough. And dont sell on January 27th onwards.[/p][/quote]I care, you don't sell your best player to your local rivals, especially as it seems that our club is continually being taken for complete fools by LUFC. Personally if i ran BCFC I'd simply say no deals either in or out with LUFC, It would be printed and stuck on the managers wall. BCFC history says stay well clear of Leeds United Football Club regarding transfer deals. I don't know who sanctioned the Andy Gray deal, BCFC may have well just got a big pile of cash and had a bonfire, absolute joke acquisition, don't embellish that by selling that half arsed club our best player, unthinkable for me and many other BCFC fans., It would make an absolute mockery of our great football club. bcfc1903

5:20pm Fri 3 Jan 14

RABTID says...

Oh dear, friend Axel taken hump. Truth hurts Doesn't it.

As to selling Wells, no choice goes to highest bidder, wether in same division or not. Remember, if rumours are to be believed, WE NEED the money. Loan players like the lad from Barnsley, are on the cards. PP, mentioned in the local Bermudian press, that the time is now right to let Wells go. So he may have a couple of targets insight.
Oh dear, friend Axel taken hump. Truth hurts Doesn't it. As to selling Wells, no choice goes to highest bidder, wether in same division or not. Remember, if rumours are to be believed, WE NEED the money. Loan players like the lad from Barnsley, are on the cards. PP, mentioned in the local Bermudian press, that the time is now right to let Wells go. So he may have a couple of targets insight. RABTID

6:07pm Fri 3 Jan 14

Halifax Bantam says...

Been told to expect a bid from sunderland, Poyet hopes wells will gel with fletcher and hopes they can keep them up, if not he knows hes gonna loose fletcher and has another target player lined up from sweden but dont know his name!
Been told to expect a bid from sunderland, Poyet hopes wells will gel with fletcher and hopes they can keep them up, if not he knows hes gonna loose fletcher and has another target player lined up from sweden but dont know his name! Halifax Bantam

6:44pm Fri 3 Jan 14

Cityman23 says...

bcfc1903 wrote:
jackez20591 wrote:
bcfc1903 wrote:
Spenvalleyspartan wrote:
The club should state that if no one comes in with the offer required within the next 10 days then he's going nowhere for less than £5 million! We need this concluding ASAP so Parky has the brass and time to perform the major surgery required on the team within the month of January! We still have a chance of playoffs and with a couple of million we could sign 4-5 very good division 1 players! No good selling on 30th of January then not being able to use the money. I also believe if we off load the ilk of Gray or Connell we have room for a right winger and maybe mobile central midfielder. It's not inconceivable that Wells could stay if we sort out our right wing problem and we could still have a crack at going up! Surely the money from last years cup run helped insure our future so it's not as if we have a gun being held to our head with reference to selling Nahki now!
One team we should never sell Nahki to is the scummers!!! That shower of sh*te has lumbered us with some right old crap in the past.

A rule of thumb is don't sell your best players to your local rivals, second is don't sell them at all if you want to go forward as a club, Third is never sell your best player to LUFC, The scum would have been straight onto the football league regarding the throw away comment made public regarding the football league not asking BCFC for a reference for Shaun Harvey when he got the FL job earlier this season .
If leeds put up the right amount of money, who cares. They arent our rivals, we havent been in the same league as them for a very long time.

The only rules are, dont sell to Wolves/Peterborough. And dont sell on January 27th onwards.
I care, you don't sell your best player to your local rivals, especially as it seems that our club is continually being taken for complete fools by LUFC. Personally if i ran BCFC I'd simply say no deals either in or out with LUFC, It would be printed and stuck on the managers wall. BCFC history says stay well clear of Leeds United Football Club regarding transfer deals. I don't know who sanctioned the Andy Gray deal, BCFC may have well just got a big pile of cash and had a bonfire, absolute joke acquisition, don't embellish that by selling that half arsed club our best player, unthinkable for me and many other BCFC fans., It would make an absolute mockery of our great football club.
Why should we care more about selling our star player to Wolves/Peterborough than Leeds United? Leeds are a local team who attract potential young fans away from following City (whatever league they're in) . Wolves/Peterborough are of little consequence as we're not challenging either of them for promotion.

That said, if Leeds were to make the only higher bid or 'NW' insisted they were his first choice, City would have a 'conundrum.'

I do feel if Nahki Wells goes to Leeds Utd or Huddersfield for that matter, it will have a demoralising effect on the City fans, that could worsen the matter of actually losing him at all.
[quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jackez20591[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Spenvalleyspartan[/bold] wrote: The club should state that if no one comes in with the offer required within the next 10 days then he's going nowhere for less than £5 million! We need this concluding ASAP so Parky has the brass and time to perform the major surgery required on the team within the month of January! We still have a chance of playoffs and with a couple of million we could sign 4-5 very good division 1 players! No good selling on 30th of January then not being able to use the money. I also believe if we off load the ilk of Gray or Connell we have room for a right winger and maybe mobile central midfielder. It's not inconceivable that Wells could stay if we sort out our right wing problem and we could still have a crack at going up! Surely the money from last years cup run helped insure our future so it's not as if we have a gun being held to our head with reference to selling Nahki now![/p][/quote]One team we should never sell Nahki to is the scummers!!! That shower of sh*te has lumbered us with some right old crap in the past. A rule of thumb is don't sell your best players to your local rivals, second is don't sell them at all if you want to go forward as a club, Third is never sell your best player to LUFC, The scum would have been straight onto the football league regarding the throw away comment made public regarding the football league not asking BCFC for a reference for Shaun Harvey when he got the FL job earlier this season .[/p][/quote]If leeds put up the right amount of money, who cares. They arent our rivals, we havent been in the same league as them for a very long time. The only rules are, dont sell to Wolves/Peterborough. And dont sell on January 27th onwards.[/p][/quote]I care, you don't sell your best player to your local rivals, especially as it seems that our club is continually being taken for complete fools by LUFC. Personally if i ran BCFC I'd simply say no deals either in or out with LUFC, It would be printed and stuck on the managers wall. BCFC history says stay well clear of Leeds United Football Club regarding transfer deals. I don't know who sanctioned the Andy Gray deal, BCFC may have well just got a big pile of cash and had a bonfire, absolute joke acquisition, don't embellish that by selling that half arsed club our best player, unthinkable for me and many other BCFC fans., It would make an absolute mockery of our great football club.[/p][/quote]Why should we care more about selling our star player to Wolves/Peterborough than Leeds United? Leeds are a local team who attract potential young fans away from following City (whatever league they're in) . Wolves/Peterborough are of little consequence as we're not challenging either of them for promotion. That said, if Leeds were to make the only higher bid or 'NW' insisted they were his first choice, City would have a 'conundrum.' I do feel if Nahki Wells goes to Leeds Utd or Huddersfield for that matter, it will have a demoralising effect on the City fans, that could worsen the matter of actually losing him at all. Cityman23

6:44pm Fri 3 Jan 14

Cityman23 says...

bcfc1903 wrote:
jackez20591 wrote:
bcfc1903 wrote:
Spenvalleyspartan wrote:
The club should state that if no one comes in with the offer required within the next 10 days then he's going nowhere for less than £5 million! We need this concluding ASAP so Parky has the brass and time to perform the major surgery required on the team within the month of January! We still have a chance of playoffs and with a couple of million we could sign 4-5 very good division 1 players! No good selling on 30th of January then not being able to use the money. I also believe if we off load the ilk of Gray or Connell we have room for a right winger and maybe mobile central midfielder. It's not inconceivable that Wells could stay if we sort out our right wing problem and we could still have a crack at going up! Surely the money from last years cup run helped insure our future so it's not as if we have a gun being held to our head with reference to selling Nahki now!
One team we should never sell Nahki to is the scummers!!! That shower of sh*te has lumbered us with some right old crap in the past.

A rule of thumb is don't sell your best players to your local rivals, second is don't sell them at all if you want to go forward as a club, Third is never sell your best player to LUFC, The scum would have been straight onto the football league regarding the throw away comment made public regarding the football league not asking BCFC for a reference for Shaun Harvey when he got the FL job earlier this season .
If leeds put up the right amount of money, who cares. They arent our rivals, we havent been in the same league as them for a very long time.

The only rules are, dont sell to Wolves/Peterborough. And dont sell on January 27th onwards.
I care, you don't sell your best player to your local rivals, especially as it seems that our club is continually being taken for complete fools by LUFC. Personally if i ran BCFC I'd simply say no deals either in or out with LUFC, It would be printed and stuck on the managers wall. BCFC history says stay well clear of Leeds United Football Club regarding transfer deals. I don't know who sanctioned the Andy Gray deal, BCFC may have well just got a big pile of cash and had a bonfire, absolute joke acquisition, don't embellish that by selling that half arsed club our best player, unthinkable for me and many other BCFC fans., It would make an absolute mockery of our great football club.
Why should we care more about selling our star player to Wolves/Peterborough than Leeds United? Leeds are a local team who attract potential young fans away from following City (whatever league they're in) . Wolves/Peterborough are of little consequence as we're not challenging either of them for promotion.

That said, if Leeds were to make the only higher bid or 'NW' insisted they were his first choice, City would have a 'conundrum.'

I do feel if Nahki Wells goes to Leeds Utd or Huddersfield for that matter, it will have a demoralising effect on the City fans, that could worsen the matter of actually losing him at all.
[quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jackez20591[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Spenvalleyspartan[/bold] wrote: The club should state that if no one comes in with the offer required within the next 10 days then he's going nowhere for less than £5 million! We need this concluding ASAP so Parky has the brass and time to perform the major surgery required on the team within the month of January! We still have a chance of playoffs and with a couple of million we could sign 4-5 very good division 1 players! No good selling on 30th of January then not being able to use the money. I also believe if we off load the ilk of Gray or Connell we have room for a right winger and maybe mobile central midfielder. It's not inconceivable that Wells could stay if we sort out our right wing problem and we could still have a crack at going up! Surely the money from last years cup run helped insure our future so it's not as if we have a gun being held to our head with reference to selling Nahki now![/p][/quote]One team we should never sell Nahki to is the scummers!!! That shower of sh*te has lumbered us with some right old crap in the past. A rule of thumb is don't sell your best players to your local rivals, second is don't sell them at all if you want to go forward as a club, Third is never sell your best player to LUFC, The scum would have been straight onto the football league regarding the throw away comment made public regarding the football league not asking BCFC for a reference for Shaun Harvey when he got the FL job earlier this season .[/p][/quote]If leeds put up the right amount of money, who cares. They arent our rivals, we havent been in the same league as them for a very long time. The only rules are, dont sell to Wolves/Peterborough. And dont sell on January 27th onwards.[/p][/quote]I care, you don't sell your best player to your local rivals, especially as it seems that our club is continually being taken for complete fools by LUFC. Personally if i ran BCFC I'd simply say no deals either in or out with LUFC, It would be printed and stuck on the managers wall. BCFC history says stay well clear of Leeds United Football Club regarding transfer deals. I don't know who sanctioned the Andy Gray deal, BCFC may have well just got a big pile of cash and had a bonfire, absolute joke acquisition, don't embellish that by selling that half arsed club our best player, unthinkable for me and many other BCFC fans., It would make an absolute mockery of our great football club.[/p][/quote]Why should we care more about selling our star player to Wolves/Peterborough than Leeds United? Leeds are a local team who attract potential young fans away from following City (whatever league they're in) . Wolves/Peterborough are of little consequence as we're not challenging either of them for promotion. That said, if Leeds were to make the only higher bid or 'NW' insisted they were his first choice, City would have a 'conundrum.' I do feel if Nahki Wells goes to Leeds Utd or Huddersfield for that matter, it will have a demoralising effect on the City fans, that could worsen the matter of actually losing him at all. Cityman23

6:44pm Fri 3 Jan 14

Cityman23 says...

bcfc1903 wrote:
jackez20591 wrote:
bcfc1903 wrote:
Spenvalleyspartan wrote:
The club should state that if no one comes in with the offer required within the next 10 days then he's going nowhere for less than £5 million! We need this concluding ASAP so Parky has the brass and time to perform the major surgery required on the team within the month of January! We still have a chance of playoffs and with a couple of million we could sign 4-5 very good division 1 players! No good selling on 30th of January then not being able to use the money. I also believe if we off load the ilk of Gray or Connell we have room for a right winger and maybe mobile central midfielder. It's not inconceivable that Wells could stay if we sort out our right wing problem and we could still have a crack at going up! Surely the money from last years cup run helped insure our future so it's not as if we have a gun being held to our head with reference to selling Nahki now!
One team we should never sell Nahki to is the scummers!!! That shower of sh*te has lumbered us with some right old crap in the past.

A rule of thumb is don't sell your best players to your local rivals, second is don't sell them at all if you want to go forward as a club, Third is never sell your best player to LUFC, The scum would have been straight onto the football league regarding the throw away comment made public regarding the football league not asking BCFC for a reference for Shaun Harvey when he got the FL job earlier this season .
If leeds put up the right amount of money, who cares. They arent our rivals, we havent been in the same league as them for a very long time.

The only rules are, dont sell to Wolves/Peterborough. And dont sell on January 27th onwards.
I care, you don't sell your best player to your local rivals, especially as it seems that our club is continually being taken for complete fools by LUFC. Personally if i ran BCFC I'd simply say no deals either in or out with LUFC, It would be printed and stuck on the managers wall. BCFC history says stay well clear of Leeds United Football Club regarding transfer deals. I don't know who sanctioned the Andy Gray deal, BCFC may have well just got a big pile of cash and had a bonfire, absolute joke acquisition, don't embellish that by selling that half arsed club our best player, unthinkable for me and many other BCFC fans., It would make an absolute mockery of our great football club.
Why should we care more about selling our star player to Wolves/Peterborough than Leeds United? Leeds are a local team who attract potential young fans away from following City (whatever league they're in) . Wolves/Peterborough are of little consequence as we're not challenging either of them for promotion.

That said, if Leeds were to make the only higher bid or 'NW' insisted they were his first choice, City would have a 'conundrum.'

I do feel if Nahki Wells goes to Leeds Utd or Huddersfield for that matter, it will have a demoralising effect on the City fans, that could worsen the matter of actually losing him at all.
[quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jackez20591[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Spenvalleyspartan[/bold] wrote: The club should state that if no one comes in with the offer required within the next 10 days then he's going nowhere for less than £5 million! We need this concluding ASAP so Parky has the brass and time to perform the major surgery required on the team within the month of January! We still have a chance of playoffs and with a couple of million we could sign 4-5 very good division 1 players! No good selling on 30th of January then not being able to use the money. I also believe if we off load the ilk of Gray or Connell we have room for a right winger and maybe mobile central midfielder. It's not inconceivable that Wells could stay if we sort out our right wing problem and we could still have a crack at going up! Surely the money from last years cup run helped insure our future so it's not as if we have a gun being held to our head with reference to selling Nahki now![/p][/quote]One team we should never sell Nahki to is the scummers!!! That shower of sh*te has lumbered us with some right old crap in the past. A rule of thumb is don't sell your best players to your local rivals, second is don't sell them at all if you want to go forward as a club, Third is never sell your best player to LUFC, The scum would have been straight onto the football league regarding the throw away comment made public regarding the football league not asking BCFC for a reference for Shaun Harvey when he got the FL job earlier this season .[/p][/quote]If leeds put up the right amount of money, who cares. They arent our rivals, we havent been in the same league as them for a very long time. The only rules are, dont sell to Wolves/Peterborough. And dont sell on January 27th onwards.[/p][/quote]I care, you don't sell your best player to your local rivals, especially as it seems that our club is continually being taken for complete fools by LUFC. Personally if i ran BCFC I'd simply say no deals either in or out with LUFC, It would be printed and stuck on the managers wall. BCFC history says stay well clear of Leeds United Football Club regarding transfer deals. I don't know who sanctioned the Andy Gray deal, BCFC may have well just got a big pile of cash and had a bonfire, absolute joke acquisition, don't embellish that by selling that half arsed club our best player, unthinkable for me and many other BCFC fans., It would make an absolute mockery of our great football club.[/p][/quote]Why should we care more about selling our star player to Wolves/Peterborough than Leeds United? Leeds are a local team who attract potential young fans away from following City (whatever league they're in) . Wolves/Peterborough are of little consequence as we're not challenging either of them for promotion. That said, if Leeds were to make the only higher bid or 'NW' insisted they were his first choice, City would have a 'conundrum.' I do feel if Nahki Wells goes to Leeds Utd or Huddersfield for that matter, it will have a demoralising effect on the City fans, that could worsen the matter of actually losing him at all. Cityman23

7:04pm Fri 3 Jan 14

bcfc1903 says...

Cityman23 wrote:
bcfc1903 wrote:
jackez20591 wrote:
bcfc1903 wrote:
Spenvalleyspartan wrote:
The club should state that if no one comes in with the offer required within the next 10 days then he's going nowhere for less than £5 million! We need this concluding ASAP so Parky has the brass and time to perform the major surgery required on the team within the month of January! We still have a chance of playoffs and with a couple of million we could sign 4-5 very good division 1 players! No good selling on 30th of January then not being able to use the money. I also believe if we off load the ilk of Gray or Connell we have room for a right winger and maybe mobile central midfielder. It's not inconceivable that Wells could stay if we sort out our right wing problem and we could still have a crack at going up! Surely the money from last years cup run helped insure our future so it's not as if we have a gun being held to our head with reference to selling Nahki now!
One team we should never sell Nahki to is the scummers!!! That shower of sh*te has lumbered us with some right old crap in the past.

A rule of thumb is don't sell your best players to your local rivals, second is don't sell them at all if you want to go forward as a club, Third is never sell your best player to LUFC, The scum would have been straight onto the football league regarding the throw away comment made public regarding the football league not asking BCFC for a reference for Shaun Harvey when he got the FL job earlier this season .
If leeds put up the right amount of money, who cares. They arent our rivals, we havent been in the same league as them for a very long time.

The only rules are, dont sell to Wolves/Peterborough. And dont sell on January 27th onwards.
I care, you don't sell your best player to your local rivals, especially as it seems that our club is continually being taken for complete fools by LUFC. Personally if i ran BCFC I'd simply say no deals either in or out with LUFC, It would be printed and stuck on the managers wall. BCFC history says stay well clear of Leeds United Football Club regarding transfer deals. I don't know who sanctioned the Andy Gray deal, BCFC may have well just got a big pile of cash and had a bonfire, absolute joke acquisition, don't embellish that by selling that half arsed club our best player, unthinkable for me and many other BCFC fans., It would make an absolute mockery of our great football club.
Why should we care more about selling our star player to Wolves/Peterborough than Leeds United? Leeds are a local team who attract potential young fans away from following City (whatever league they're in) . Wolves/Peterborough are of little consequence as we're not challenging either of them for promotion.

That said, if Leeds were to make the only higher bid or 'NW' insisted they were his first choice, City would have a 'conundrum.'

I do feel if Nahki Wells goes to Leeds Utd or Huddersfield for that matter, it will have a demoralising effect on the City fans, that could worsen the matter of actually losing him at all.
Nail on head cityman23. I can't speak for anyone other than myself and my close BCFC supporter friends.... but there is a real dislike of LUFC from the lads I know and that's putting it mildly. All I have to say is Odsal 20/9/86...never forgotten never forgiven.
[quote][p][bold]Cityman23[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jackez20591[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Spenvalleyspartan[/bold] wrote: The club should state that if no one comes in with the offer required within the next 10 days then he's going nowhere for less than £5 million! We need this concluding ASAP so Parky has the brass and time to perform the major surgery required on the team within the month of January! We still have a chance of playoffs and with a couple of million we could sign 4-5 very good division 1 players! No good selling on 30th of January then not being able to use the money. I also believe if we off load the ilk of Gray or Connell we have room for a right winger and maybe mobile central midfielder. It's not inconceivable that Wells could stay if we sort out our right wing problem and we could still have a crack at going up! Surely the money from last years cup run helped insure our future so it's not as if we have a gun being held to our head with reference to selling Nahki now![/p][/quote]One team we should never sell Nahki to is the scummers!!! That shower of sh*te has lumbered us with some right old crap in the past. A rule of thumb is don't sell your best players to your local rivals, second is don't sell them at all if you want to go forward as a club, Third is never sell your best player to LUFC, The scum would have been straight onto the football league regarding the throw away comment made public regarding the football league not asking BCFC for a reference for Shaun Harvey when he got the FL job earlier this season .[/p][/quote]If leeds put up the right amount of money, who cares. They arent our rivals, we havent been in the same league as them for a very long time. The only rules are, dont sell to Wolves/Peterborough. And dont sell on January 27th onwards.[/p][/quote]I care, you don't sell your best player to your local rivals, especially as it seems that our club is continually being taken for complete fools by LUFC. Personally if i ran BCFC I'd simply say no deals either in or out with LUFC, It would be printed and stuck on the managers wall. BCFC history says stay well clear of Leeds United Football Club regarding transfer deals. I don't know who sanctioned the Andy Gray deal, BCFC may have well just got a big pile of cash and had a bonfire, absolute joke acquisition, don't embellish that by selling that half arsed club our best player, unthinkable for me and many other BCFC fans., It would make an absolute mockery of our great football club.[/p][/quote]Why should we care more about selling our star player to Wolves/Peterborough than Leeds United? Leeds are a local team who attract potential young fans away from following City (whatever league they're in) . Wolves/Peterborough are of little consequence as we're not challenging either of them for promotion. That said, if Leeds were to make the only higher bid or 'NW' insisted they were his first choice, City would have a 'conundrum.' I do feel if Nahki Wells goes to Leeds Utd or Huddersfield for that matter, it will have a demoralising effect on the City fans, that could worsen the matter of actually losing him at all.[/p][/quote]Nail on head cityman23. I can't speak for anyone other than myself and my close BCFC supporter friends.... but there is a real dislike of LUFC from the lads I know and that's putting it mildly. All I have to say is Odsal 20/9/86...never forgotten never forgiven. bcfc1903

7:20pm Fri 3 Jan 14

jackez20591 says...

Cityman23 wrote:
bcfc1903 wrote:
jackez20591 wrote:
bcfc1903 wrote:
Spenvalleyspartan wrote:
The club should state that if no one comes in with the offer required within the next 10 days then he's going nowhere for less than £5 million! We need this concluding ASAP so Parky has the brass and time to perform the major surgery required on the team within the month of January! We still have a chance of playoffs and with a couple of million we could sign 4-5 very good division 1 players! No good selling on 30th of January then not being able to use the money. I also believe if we off load the ilk of Gray or Connell we have room for a right winger and maybe mobile central midfielder. It's not inconceivable that Wells could stay if we sort out our right wing problem and we could still have a crack at going up! Surely the money from last years cup run helped insure our future so it's not as if we have a gun being held to our head with reference to selling Nahki now!
One team we should never sell Nahki to is the scummers!!! That shower of sh*te has lumbered us with some right old crap in the past.

A rule of thumb is don't sell your best players to your local rivals, second is don't sell them at all if you want to go forward as a club, Third is never sell your best player to LUFC, The scum would have been straight onto the football league regarding the throw away comment made public regarding the football league not asking BCFC for a reference for Shaun Harvey when he got the FL job earlier this season .
If leeds put up the right amount of money, who cares. They arent our rivals, we havent been in the same league as them for a very long time.

The only rules are, dont sell to Wolves/Peterborough. And dont sell on January 27th onwards.
I care, you don't sell your best player to your local rivals, especially as it seems that our club is continually being taken for complete fools by LUFC. Personally if i ran BCFC I'd simply say no deals either in or out with LUFC, It would be printed and stuck on the managers wall. BCFC history says stay well clear of Leeds United Football Club regarding transfer deals. I don't know who sanctioned the Andy Gray deal, BCFC may have well just got a big pile of cash and had a bonfire, absolute joke acquisition, don't embellish that by selling that half arsed club our best player, unthinkable for me and many other BCFC fans., It would make an absolute mockery of our great football club.
Why should we care more about selling our star player to Wolves/Peterborough than Leeds United? Leeds are a local team who attract potential young fans away from following City (whatever league they're in) . Wolves/Peterborough are of little consequence as we're not challenging either of them for promotion.

That said, if Leeds were to make the only higher bid or 'NW' insisted they were his first choice, City would have a 'conundrum.'

I do feel if Nahki Wells goes to Leeds Utd or Huddersfield for that matter, it will have a demoralising effect on the City fans, that could worsen the matter of actually losing him at all.
Because Wolves and Peterborough ARE our rivals. And yes we are fighting them for promotion. You dont dump on your own doorstep if you can avoid it.

If Leeds were in league 2 then it would be a simple no to them. As is stands, whoever wins the bidding war can have him, leeds or not.



Other news, Leyton Orient signed 2 premierleague players on loan. One of which played a Europa League game for spurs.
Dave Syers recalled after 5 goals in 15. (Jones Doyle combined for 6 in 120)

Come on parky, get a loan signing sorted for next week.
[quote][p][bold]Cityman23[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jackez20591[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Spenvalleyspartan[/bold] wrote: The club should state that if no one comes in with the offer required within the next 10 days then he's going nowhere for less than £5 million! We need this concluding ASAP so Parky has the brass and time to perform the major surgery required on the team within the month of January! We still have a chance of playoffs and with a couple of million we could sign 4-5 very good division 1 players! No good selling on 30th of January then not being able to use the money. I also believe if we off load the ilk of Gray or Connell we have room for a right winger and maybe mobile central midfielder. It's not inconceivable that Wells could stay if we sort out our right wing problem and we could still have a crack at going up! Surely the money from last years cup run helped insure our future so it's not as if we have a gun being held to our head with reference to selling Nahki now![/p][/quote]One team we should never sell Nahki to is the scummers!!! That shower of sh*te has lumbered us with some right old crap in the past. A rule of thumb is don't sell your best players to your local rivals, second is don't sell them at all if you want to go forward as a club, Third is never sell your best player to LUFC, The scum would have been straight onto the football league regarding the throw away comment made public regarding the football league not asking BCFC for a reference for Shaun Harvey when he got the FL job earlier this season .[/p][/quote]If leeds put up the right amount of money, who cares. They arent our rivals, we havent been in the same league as them for a very long time. The only rules are, dont sell to Wolves/Peterborough. And dont sell on January 27th onwards.[/p][/quote]I care, you don't sell your best player to your local rivals, especially as it seems that our club is continually being taken for complete fools by LUFC. Personally if i ran BCFC I'd simply say no deals either in or out with LUFC, It would be printed and stuck on the managers wall. BCFC history says stay well clear of Leeds United Football Club regarding transfer deals. I don't know who sanctioned the Andy Gray deal, BCFC may have well just got a big pile of cash and had a bonfire, absolute joke acquisition, don't embellish that by selling that half arsed club our best player, unthinkable for me and many other BCFC fans., It would make an absolute mockery of our great football club.[/p][/quote]Why should we care more about selling our star player to Wolves/Peterborough than Leeds United? Leeds are a local team who attract potential young fans away from following City (whatever league they're in) . Wolves/Peterborough are of little consequence as we're not challenging either of them for promotion. That said, if Leeds were to make the only higher bid or 'NW' insisted they were his first choice, City would have a 'conundrum.' I do feel if Nahki Wells goes to Leeds Utd or Huddersfield for that matter, it will have a demoralising effect on the City fans, that could worsen the matter of actually losing him at all.[/p][/quote]Because Wolves and Peterborough ARE our rivals. And yes we are fighting them for promotion. You dont dump on your own doorstep if you can avoid it. If Leeds were in league 2 then it would be a simple no to them. As is stands, whoever wins the bidding war can have him, leeds or not. Other news, Leyton Orient signed 2 premierleague players on loan. One of which played a Europa League game for spurs. Dave Syers recalled after 5 goals in 15. (Jones Doyle combined for 6 in 120) Come on parky, get a loan signing sorted for next week. jackez20591

8:01pm Fri 3 Jan 14

bcfc1903 says...

jackez20591 wrote:
Cityman23 wrote:
bcfc1903 wrote:
jackez20591 wrote:
bcfc1903 wrote:
Spenvalleyspartan wrote:
The club should state that if no one comes in with the offer required within the next 10 days then he's going nowhere for less than £5 million! We need this concluding ASAP so Parky has the brass and time to perform the major surgery required on the team within the month of January! We still have a chance of playoffs and with a couple of million we could sign 4-5 very good division 1 players! No good selling on 30th of January then not being able to use the money. I also believe if we off load the ilk of Gray or Connell we have room for a right winger and maybe mobile central midfielder. It's not inconceivable that Wells could stay if we sort out our right wing problem and we could still have a crack at going up! Surely the money from last years cup run helped insure our future so it's not as if we have a gun being held to our head with reference to selling Nahki now!
One team we should never sell Nahki to is the scummers!!! That shower of sh*te has lumbered us with some right old crap in the past.

A rule of thumb is don't sell your best players to your local rivals, second is don't sell them at all if you want to go forward as a club, Third is never sell your best player to LUFC, The scum would have been straight onto the football league regarding the throw away comment made public regarding the football league not asking BCFC for a reference for Shaun Harvey when he got the FL job earlier this season .
If leeds put up the right amount of money, who cares. They arent our rivals, we havent been in the same league as them for a very long time.

The only rules are, dont sell to Wolves/Peterborough. And dont sell on January 27th onwards.
I care, you don't sell your best player to your local rivals, especially as it seems that our club is continually being taken for complete fools by LUFC. Personally if i ran BCFC I'd simply say no deals either in or out with LUFC, It would be printed and stuck on the managers wall. BCFC history says stay well clear of Leeds United Football Club regarding transfer deals. I don't know who sanctioned the Andy Gray deal, BCFC may have well just got a big pile of cash and had a bonfire, absolute joke acquisition, don't embellish that by selling that half arsed club our best player, unthinkable for me and many other BCFC fans., It would make an absolute mockery of our great football club.
Why should we care more about selling our star player to Wolves/Peterborough than Leeds United? Leeds are a local team who attract potential young fans away from following City (whatever league they're in) . Wolves/Peterborough are of little consequence as we're not challenging either of them for promotion.

That said, if Leeds were to make the only higher bid or 'NW' insisted they were his first choice, City would have a 'conundrum.'

I do feel if Nahki Wells goes to Leeds Utd or Huddersfield for that matter, it will have a demoralising effect on the City fans, that could worsen the matter of actually losing him at all.
Because Wolves and Peterborough ARE our rivals. And yes we are fighting them for promotion. You dont dump on your own doorstep if you can avoid it.

If Leeds were in league 2 then it would be a simple no to them. As is stands, whoever wins the bidding war can have him, leeds or not.



Other news, Leyton Orient signed 2 premierleague players on loan. One of which played a Europa League game for spurs.
Dave Syers recalled after 5 goals in 15. (Jones Doyle combined for 6 in 120)

Come on parky, get a loan signing sorted for next week.
Leeds have dumping on BCFC's doorstep for years. So BCFC need to tell them to F off . If we get it right in this month it's not impossible for BCFC to be playing the scummers next season.

My first pick in January would be Dean Furman from Donny.
[quote][p][bold]jackez20591[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cityman23[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jackez20591[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Spenvalleyspartan[/bold] wrote: The club should state that if no one comes in with the offer required within the next 10 days then he's going nowhere for less than £5 million! We need this concluding ASAP so Parky has the brass and time to perform the major surgery required on the team within the month of January! We still have a chance of playoffs and with a couple of million we could sign 4-5 very good division 1 players! No good selling on 30th of January then not being able to use the money. I also believe if we off load the ilk of Gray or Connell we have room for a right winger and maybe mobile central midfielder. It's not inconceivable that Wells could stay if we sort out our right wing problem and we could still have a crack at going up! Surely the money from last years cup run helped insure our future so it's not as if we have a gun being held to our head with reference to selling Nahki now![/p][/quote]One team we should never sell Nahki to is the scummers!!! That shower of sh*te has lumbered us with some right old crap in the past. A rule of thumb is don't sell your best players to your local rivals, second is don't sell them at all if you want to go forward as a club, Third is never sell your best player to LUFC, The scum would have been straight onto the football league regarding the throw away comment made public regarding the football league not asking BCFC for a reference for Shaun Harvey when he got the FL job earlier this season .[/p][/quote]If leeds put up the right amount of money, who cares. They arent our rivals, we havent been in the same league as them for a very long time. The only rules are, dont sell to Wolves/Peterborough. And dont sell on January 27th onwards.[/p][/quote]I care, you don't sell your best player to your local rivals, especially as it seems that our club is continually being taken for complete fools by LUFC. Personally if i ran BCFC I'd simply say no deals either in or out with LUFC, It would be printed and stuck on the managers wall. BCFC history says stay well clear of Leeds United Football Club regarding transfer deals. I don't know who sanctioned the Andy Gray deal, BCFC may have well just got a big pile of cash and had a bonfire, absolute joke acquisition, don't embellish that by selling that half arsed club our best player, unthinkable for me and many other BCFC fans., It would make an absolute mockery of our great football club.[/p][/quote]Why should we care more about selling our star player to Wolves/Peterborough than Leeds United? Leeds are a local team who attract potential young fans away from following City (whatever league they're in) . Wolves/Peterborough are of little consequence as we're not challenging either of them for promotion. That said, if Leeds were to make the only higher bid or 'NW' insisted they were his first choice, City would have a 'conundrum.' I do feel if Nahki Wells goes to Leeds Utd or Huddersfield for that matter, it will have a demoralising effect on the City fans, that could worsen the matter of actually losing him at all.[/p][/quote]Because Wolves and Peterborough ARE our rivals. And yes we are fighting them for promotion. You dont dump on your own doorstep if you can avoid it. If Leeds were in league 2 then it would be a simple no to them. As is stands, whoever wins the bidding war can have him, leeds or not. Other news, Leyton Orient signed 2 premierleague players on loan. One of which played a Europa League game for spurs. Dave Syers recalled after 5 goals in 15. (Jones Doyle combined for 6 in 120) Come on parky, get a loan signing sorted for next week.[/p][/quote]Leeds have dumping on BCFC's doorstep for years. So BCFC need to tell them to F off . If we get it right in this month it's not impossible for BCFC to be playing the scummers next season. My first pick in January would be Dean Furman from Donny. bcfc1903

8:08pm Fri 3 Jan 14

tinytoonster says...

bcfc1903 wrote:
Cityman23 wrote:
bcfc1903 wrote:
jackez20591 wrote:
bcfc1903 wrote:
Spenvalleyspartan wrote:
The club should state that if no one comes in with the offer required within the next 10 days then he's going nowhere for less than £5 million! We need this concluding ASAP so Parky has the brass and time to perform the major surgery required on the team within the month of January! We still have a chance of playoffs and with a couple of million we could sign 4-5 very good division 1 players! No good selling on 30th of January then not being able to use the money. I also believe if we off load the ilk of Gray or Connell we have room for a right winger and maybe mobile central midfielder. It's not inconceivable that Wells could stay if we sort out our right wing problem and we could still have a crack at going up! Surely the money from last years cup run helped insure our future so it's not as if we have a gun being held to our head with reference to selling Nahki now!
One team we should never sell Nahki to is the scummers!!! That shower of sh*te has lumbered us with some right old crap in the past.

A rule of thumb is don't sell your best players to your local rivals, second is don't sell them at all if you want to go forward as a club, Third is never sell your best player to LUFC, The scum would have been straight onto the football league regarding the throw away comment made public regarding the football league not asking BCFC for a reference for Shaun Harvey when he got the FL job earlier this season .
If leeds put up the right amount of money, who cares. They arent our rivals, we havent been in the same league as them for a very long time.

The only rules are, dont sell to Wolves/Peterborough. And dont sell on January 27th onwards.
I care, you don't sell your best player to your local rivals, especially as it seems that our club is continually being taken for complete fools by LUFC. Personally if i ran BCFC I'd simply say no deals either in or out with LUFC, It would be printed and stuck on the managers wall. BCFC history says stay well clear of Leeds United Football Club regarding transfer deals. I don't know who sanctioned the Andy Gray deal, BCFC may have well just got a big pile of cash and had a bonfire, absolute joke acquisition, don't embellish that by selling that half arsed club our best player, unthinkable for me and many other BCFC fans., It would make an absolute mockery of our great football club.
Why should we care more about selling our star player to Wolves/Peterborough than Leeds United? Leeds are a local team who attract potential young fans away from following City (whatever league they're in) . Wolves/Peterborough are of little consequence as we're not challenging either of them for promotion.

That said, if Leeds were to make the only higher bid or 'NW' insisted they were his first choice, City would have a 'conundrum.'

I do feel if Nahki Wells goes to Leeds Utd or Huddersfield for that matter, it will have a demoralising effect on the City fans, that could worsen the matter of actually losing him at all.
Nail on head cityman23. I can't speak for anyone other than myself and my close BCFC supporter friends.... but there is a real dislike of LUFC from the lads I know and that's putting it mildly. All I have to say is Odsal 20/9/86...never forgotten never forgiven.
correct.
[quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cityman23[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jackez20591[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Spenvalleyspartan[/bold] wrote: The club should state that if no one comes in with the offer required within the next 10 days then he's going nowhere for less than £5 million! We need this concluding ASAP so Parky has the brass and time to perform the major surgery required on the team within the month of January! We still have a chance of playoffs and with a couple of million we could sign 4-5 very good division 1 players! No good selling on 30th of January then not being able to use the money. I also believe if we off load the ilk of Gray or Connell we have room for a right winger and maybe mobile central midfielder. It's not inconceivable that Wells could stay if we sort out our right wing problem and we could still have a crack at going up! Surely the money from last years cup run helped insure our future so it's not as if we have a gun being held to our head with reference to selling Nahki now![/p][/quote]One team we should never sell Nahki to is the scummers!!! That shower of sh*te has lumbered us with some right old crap in the past. A rule of thumb is don't sell your best players to your local rivals, second is don't sell them at all if you want to go forward as a club, Third is never sell your best player to LUFC, The scum would have been straight onto the football league regarding the throw away comment made public regarding the football league not asking BCFC for a reference for Shaun Harvey when he got the FL job earlier this season .[/p][/quote]If leeds put up the right amount of money, who cares. They arent our rivals, we havent been in the same league as them for a very long time. The only rules are, dont sell to Wolves/Peterborough. And dont sell on January 27th onwards.[/p][/quote]I care, you don't sell your best player to your local rivals, especially as it seems that our club is continually being taken for complete fools by LUFC. Personally if i ran BCFC I'd simply say no deals either in or out with LUFC, It would be printed and stuck on the managers wall. BCFC history says stay well clear of Leeds United Football Club regarding transfer deals. I don't know who sanctioned the Andy Gray deal, BCFC may have well just got a big pile of cash and had a bonfire, absolute joke acquisition, don't embellish that by selling that half arsed club our best player, unthinkable for me and many other BCFC fans., It would make an absolute mockery of our great football club.[/p][/quote]Why should we care more about selling our star player to Wolves/Peterborough than Leeds United? Leeds are a local team who attract potential young fans away from following City (whatever league they're in) . Wolves/Peterborough are of little consequence as we're not challenging either of them for promotion. That said, if Leeds were to make the only higher bid or 'NW' insisted they were his first choice, City would have a 'conundrum.' I do feel if Nahki Wells goes to Leeds Utd or Huddersfield for that matter, it will have a demoralising effect on the City fans, that could worsen the matter of actually losing him at all.[/p][/quote]Nail on head cityman23. I can't speak for anyone other than myself and my close BCFC supporter friends.... but there is a real dislike of LUFC from the lads I know and that's putting it mildly. All I have to say is Odsal 20/9/86...never forgotten never forgiven.[/p][/quote]correct. tinytoonster

8:45pm Fri 3 Jan 14

jamiejoe says...

jamiejoe wrote:
Pretty good summary below of the potential options for Nakhi and City ... If he is to go to pastures new outside of West Yorks. I hope we get a proper bidding war to put an extra million or two on his price!!! http://the72.co.uk/2 014/01/03/transfer-t argets-nakhi-wells/?
Mr Craig Andrews - if you wrote this article first I think that you need to have a word with a certain Jake Verity ... or was it a team effort?

http://bantamsblog.c
o.uk/?p=326
[quote][p][bold]jamiejoe[/bold] wrote: Pretty good summary below of the potential options for Nakhi and City ... If he is to go to pastures new outside of West Yorks. I hope we get a proper bidding war to put an extra million or two on his price!!! http://the72.co.uk/2 014/01/03/transfer-t argets-nakhi-wells/?[/p][/quote]Mr Craig Andrews - if you wrote this article first I think that you need to have a word with a certain Jake Verity ... or was it a team effort? http://bantamsblog.c o.uk/?p=326 jamiejoe

10:09pm Fri 3 Jan 14

Avenger78 says...

Only way i would agree selling wells... if Bradford spend every penny back on transfers and it was over 3mil+ i hear rumors Wigan what wells with a player swap which could be Dicko....There is a couple of places or more where we could improve the team also.. so the money would be good
Only way i would agree selling wells... if Bradford spend every penny back on transfers and it was over 3mil+ i hear rumors Wigan what wells with a player swap which could be Dicko....There is a couple of places or more where we could improve the team also.. so the money would be good Avenger78

10:31pm Fri 3 Jan 14

bdsixer says...

we font need to buy players at this level just offer them good wages there are players available for fre...if we get 2/3 mill we should get some players in on loan till end of season then there will be even more decent players available for free trust me
we font need to buy players at this level just offer them good wages there are players available for fre...if we get 2/3 mill we should get some players in on loan till end of season then there will be even more decent players available for free trust me bdsixer

11:32pm Fri 3 Jan 14

Alvechurch73 says...

Anyone who was at Odsal 20.09.86 will never forget the disgusting antics that day, which sadly ( to this day) overshadowed a comprehensive City win.

Re NW my concern is just how much the board are supporting PP and the supporters. I appreciate this may sound a tad controversial but I think the board under estimated what PP and the team/squad could achieve last year. Promotion was the aim and was achieved. The Capital One Cup run/final was very much a bonus, the icing on the cake. PP was, very early in his reign, identified by ML as the most hard working and intelligent manager we have employed. PP would, therefore, have a pretty clear idea about the calibre of player required to progress through league one. I am not wholly convinced that the Board have backed PP wholly and absolutely. We all bought into the euphoria that followed the Cup Final, the magnificent league run culminating in promotion and the terrific early season form in league one. That is a supporter's right. Did the Board simply suggest that there was no need to radically improve and develop the squad? Why was the reserve team scrapped? I find it hard to believe that any manager would not want a reserve team. The point I am trying to make is that those people who are eager to criticise PP should, perhaps, look beyond. The Board have been clever in tying him to a new contract but how much have they delivered beyond that?
Anyone who was at Odsal 20.09.86 will never forget the disgusting antics that day, which sadly ( to this day) overshadowed a comprehensive City win. Re NW my concern is just how much the board are supporting PP and the supporters. I appreciate this may sound a tad controversial but I think the board under estimated what PP and the team/squad could achieve last year. Promotion was the aim and was achieved. The Capital One Cup run/final was very much a bonus, the icing on the cake. PP was, very early in his reign, identified by ML as the most hard working and intelligent manager we have employed. PP would, therefore, have a pretty clear idea about the calibre of player required to progress through league one. I am not wholly convinced that the Board have backed PP wholly and absolutely. We all bought into the euphoria that followed the Cup Final, the magnificent league run culminating in promotion and the terrific early season form in league one. That is a supporter's right. Did the Board simply suggest that there was no need to radically improve and develop the squad? Why was the reserve team scrapped? I find it hard to believe that any manager would not want a reserve team. The point I am trying to make is that those people who are eager to criticise PP should, perhaps, look beyond. The Board have been clever in tying him to a new contract but how much have they delivered beyond that? Alvechurch73

9:26am Sat 4 Jan 14

Victor Clayton says...

Alvechurch73 wrote:
Anyone who was at Odsal 20.09.86 will never forget the disgusting antics that day, which sadly ( to this day) overshadowed a comprehensive City win.

Re NW my concern is just how much the board are supporting PP and the supporters. I appreciate this may sound a tad controversial but I think the board under estimated what PP and the team/squad could achieve last year. Promotion was the aim and was achieved. The Capital One Cup run/final was very much a bonus, the icing on the cake. PP was, very early in his reign, identified by ML as the most hard working and intelligent manager we have employed. PP would, therefore, have a pretty clear idea about the calibre of player required to progress through league one. I am not wholly convinced that the Board have backed PP wholly and absolutely. We all bought into the euphoria that followed the Cup Final, the magnificent league run culminating in promotion and the terrific early season form in league one. That is a supporter's right. Did the Board simply suggest that there was no need to radically improve and develop the squad? Why was the reserve team scrapped? I find it hard to believe that any manager would not want a reserve team. The point I am trying to make is that those people who are eager to criticise PP should, perhaps, look beyond. The Board have been clever in tying him to a new contract but how much have they delivered beyond that?
I think you make a good point and one we don't know the answer to. Personally I am a bit disappointed with his recent signings and what the logic behind them was. We have an too many central defenders for example. I would have been happy with 2 quality signing from last season. A better midfield player than we had and a striker to challenge Hanson. quality rather than quantity.
[quote][p][bold]Alvechurch73[/bold] wrote: Anyone who was at Odsal 20.09.86 will never forget the disgusting antics that day, which sadly ( to this day) overshadowed a comprehensive City win. Re NW my concern is just how much the board are supporting PP and the supporters. I appreciate this may sound a tad controversial but I think the board under estimated what PP and the team/squad could achieve last year. Promotion was the aim and was achieved. The Capital One Cup run/final was very much a bonus, the icing on the cake. PP was, very early in his reign, identified by ML as the most hard working and intelligent manager we have employed. PP would, therefore, have a pretty clear idea about the calibre of player required to progress through league one. I am not wholly convinced that the Board have backed PP wholly and absolutely. We all bought into the euphoria that followed the Cup Final, the magnificent league run culminating in promotion and the terrific early season form in league one. That is a supporter's right. Did the Board simply suggest that there was no need to radically improve and develop the squad? Why was the reserve team scrapped? I find it hard to believe that any manager would not want a reserve team. The point I am trying to make is that those people who are eager to criticise PP should, perhaps, look beyond. The Board have been clever in tying him to a new contract but how much have they delivered beyond that?[/p][/quote]I think you make a good point and one we don't know the answer to. Personally I am a bit disappointed with his recent signings and what the logic behind them was. We have an too many central defenders for example. I would have been happy with 2 quality signing from last season. A better midfield player than we had and a striker to challenge Hanson. quality rather than quantity. Victor Clayton

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