Bradford City boss Phil Parkinson says speculation affecting form of Nahki Wells

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Nahki Wells is still suffering from a hamstring injury - but boss Phil Parkinson admits the player is not in the right state of mind to play due to constant transfer speculation Nahki Wells is still suffering from a hamstring injury - but boss Phil Parkinson admits the player is not in the right state of mind to play due to constant transfer speculation

Nahki Wells is not in the right frame of mind to play for City, Phil Parkinson today admitted.

The striker is still feeling a hamstring problem – one of several walking wounded likely to miss tomorrow’s home clash with Bristol City.

But Parkinson suggested that Wells has also been affected by the constant speculation regarding his future – and he believes the Bermudian feels now is the right time to leave Valley Parade.

Huddersfield became firm favourites to sign him after their odds were slashed last night but Leeds, Middlesbrough, Burnley and an unnamed Premier League club are among others keeping tabs on City’s leading scorer.

Parkinson feels the on-going transfer talk has affected the way Wells has played in recent games.

He said: “Generally everybody is expecting Nahki to go. If that’s going to happen then the sooner it does, the better for us because we can move forward.

“We’re not encouraging it but in Nahki’s mind, this is a window when he does want to go and it looks like that will probably happen.

“With the greatest respect, and he’d be the first to admit, his performances of late have been indifferent. He has found it difficult to cope with the speculation.

“Prior to that, he was great. But the speculation has been building, agents tell you everything which naturally you want to know, and as a young player I think he’s found it difficult.

“It’s a combination of things. His injury against Shrewsbury has dragged on and – apart from the Coventry game – he probably hasn’t hit the heights since then. But it’s been on his mind about this move.”

The departure of Wells would allow City to make transfer-window additions. As it stands, they need someone to leave before they can bring in reinforcements because the club are right up to the 60 per cent cap with the wage bill.

The Wells issue continues to dominate Valley Parade as the Bantams look to repair a slump of only one win in 15 games.

Parkinson added: “Nahki has conducted himself very well. He’s not been one to bang on the door or stamp his feet.

“I just think he would tell you himself over the last couple of months his performances haven’t been anywhere near what they were. I think there’s a reason for that.

“If he’s going to go, we need it to happen soon. If he gets the move he wants, then great for him and we’ll shake his hand and move on.”

James Meredith saw a specialist last night with the broken metatarsal bone in his right foot. His is the most injury in a lengthy list which has decimated Parkinson’s options.

Matthew Taylor returned to training yesterday but is likely to be the only casualty fit for duty.

Parkinson said: “It’s tough but that’s part and parcel of football and we’ll deal with it. The good aspect is that they aren’t serious injuries apart from Mezza and Andrew Davies is on his way back.”

Bristol City have picked up since Steve Cotterill’s arrival in charge a month ago, winning their last two league games. They have also recruited former £1.2m striker Tyrone Barnett on loan from Peterborough until the end of the season.

“They are a massive club at this level with huge resources,” said Parkinson. “They have got an enormously wealthy owner who has thrown a lot of money at it – enough to compete at Championship standards.

“They have changed the system of late and will bring a team that’s going to be hard to break down. But we’ll be ready for that.

“(Nahki) has taken up a lot of our time this week. But we came in yesterday and decided not to speak about anything else other than what we’re going to do at the weekend.

“We spent time discussing Bristol City. We don’t speak about Nahki because that will take care of itself. “We want to concentrate on the players who are here, want to be here and are ready for action tomorrow.”

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7:20am Fri 10 Jan 14

notpoliticallycorrect says...

Oh dear, sounds like another bottom 4 team coming to get the points. Massive team with huge funds but in bottom four, sorry but our poor recruiting will cost us. Get your money into corals at 33-1 for us to be relegated.

Wells signing for Huddersfield today and we get Keith Southern. Bristol City sign Tyronne Barnett. To go with their other two great strikers.

There will be squeaky bum times ahead for us Bantams!
Oh dear, sounds like another bottom 4 team coming to get the points. Massive team with huge funds but in bottom four, sorry but our poor recruiting will cost us. Get your money into corals at 33-1 for us to be relegated. Wells signing for Huddersfield today and we get Keith Southern. Bristol City sign Tyronne Barnett. To go with their other two great strikers. There will be squeaky bum times ahead for us Bantams! notpoliticallycorrect

7:22am Fri 10 Jan 14

Lancashire Bantam says...

Thanks for all the great memories and goals you have given to us supporters Nahki, I wish you well in the future.
Thanks for all the great memories and goals you have given to us supporters Nahki, I wish you well in the future. Lancashire Bantam

7:35am Fri 10 Jan 14

tinytoonster says...

i heard it was danny ward and 1.5m.
medical today.
i heard it was danny ward and 1.5m. medical today. tinytoonster

7:36am Fri 10 Jan 14

silverbantam says...

I cannot believe Nahki would choose to go to Huddersfield. It's hardly a step up and they get lower crowds than City !!!!

I think Nahki won't leave until near the end of January which could be good for the club because we need to maximise the fee received.
I cannot believe Nahki would choose to go to Huddersfield. It's hardly a step up and they get lower crowds than City !!!! I think Nahki won't leave until near the end of January which could be good for the club because we need to maximise the fee received. silverbantam

8:02am Fri 10 Jan 14

wakefieldbantam says...

This is more bad news for tomorrow, the way we've been playing lately there is only Nahki who seems to score so I would have prefered Nahki playing even if he's not in the right frame of mind than the alternatives we have on offer !
Hope I'm wrong but apart from Hanson/McCardle heading in from set piece I just can't see us scoring at the moment.
This is more bad news for tomorrow, the way we've been playing lately there is only Nahki who seems to score so I would have prefered Nahki playing even if he's not in the right frame of mind than the alternatives we have on offer ! Hope I'm wrong but apart from Hanson/McCardle heading in from set piece I just can't see us scoring at the moment. wakefieldbantam

8:20am Fri 10 Jan 14

fatbloke says...

Poor Nakhi, the prospect of doubling/trebling his salary is effecting his mind already. How will the poor lad deal with such trauma!!

For the fans that worship the ground he walks on you won't get to say bye!

Hurry up and do one please
Poor Nakhi, the prospect of doubling/trebling his salary is effecting his mind already. How will the poor lad deal with such trauma!! For the fans that worship the ground he walks on you won't get to say bye! Hurry up and do one please fatbloke

8:20am Fri 10 Jan 14

i miss stallard & murray says...

It is starting to turn sour. We need to remain professional and concentrate on the team winning. All the speculation is effecting the majority of us never mind wells! We need to regroup and focus on football and remain positive. It's not just wells lets get all the outward players shifted as quickly as possible bring in new blood and get the positive fighting team spirit back.
It is starting to turn sour. We need to remain professional and concentrate on the team winning. All the speculation is effecting the majority of us never mind wells! We need to regroup and focus on football and remain positive. It's not just wells lets get all the outward players shifted as quickly as possible bring in new blood and get the positive fighting team spirit back. i miss stallard & murray

8:34am Fri 10 Jan 14

Hally1981 says...

It needs sorting asap. It has affected his recent performances he simply hasn't put a shift in. Young Mcburnie gave it all he had against Rotherham despite the woeful service. Yet his senior partner on that day barely broke sweat. Like I said it needs sorting we aren't gonna get a performance out of Nakhi whilst this rumbles on and a decent replacement is needed and will need time to settle. Where the goals will come from who knows thats a massive worry right now as we continue to slide down the table.
It needs sorting asap. It has affected his recent performances he simply hasn't put a shift in. Young Mcburnie gave it all he had against Rotherham despite the woeful service. Yet his senior partner on that day barely broke sweat. Like I said it needs sorting we aren't gonna get a performance out of Nakhi whilst this rumbles on and a decent replacement is needed and will need time to settle. Where the goals will come from who knows thats a massive worry right now as we continue to slide down the table. Hally1981

8:53am Fri 10 Jan 14

irish bantam says...

I doubt that his hamstring is still bothering him !
more like I had better be ready for my move on as things seem to be hotting up. I thought that he would have gone to a bigger club than the tb,s he would be as well staying put if that is the best offer as within a season or two I believe that we will be in the same division as them. Time now for someone else to come in and play up front with Hanson and make a name for themselves, also an attacking box to box midfielder is what is required.2 wins and we are back up there ....everyone must keep positive.It will be sad to lose wells but I think everyone knew last year that he would be gone in the near future. WISH HIM WELL AND MOVE ON.
I doubt that his hamstring is still bothering him ! more like I had better be ready for my move on as things seem to be hotting up. I thought that he would have gone to a bigger club than the tb,s he would be as well staying put if that is the best offer as within a season or two I believe that we will be in the same division as them. Time now for someone else to come in and play up front with Hanson and make a name for themselves, also an attacking box to box midfielder is what is required.2 wins and we are back up there ....everyone must keep positive.It will be sad to lose wells but I think everyone knew last year that he would be gone in the near future. WISH HIM WELL AND MOVE ON. irish bantam

8:54am Fri 10 Jan 14

kirkleesbantam says...

Oh dear not in the right frame of mind to play, Wells to have as little think who picked him up from Carlisle and put him where he is right now. True professional NOT. Get rid now as its quite clear he does not want to be at city and get a player who wants to be with the club. To be honest a move to udders is not a step up for Wells they are not a strong championship team and won't be any better with Wells. Come on city 3 points tomorrow let's get our season going again.
Oh dear not in the right frame of mind to play, Wells to have as little think who picked him up from Carlisle and put him where he is right now. True professional NOT. Get rid now as its quite clear he does not want to be at city and get a player who wants to be with the club. To be honest a move to udders is not a step up for Wells they are not a strong championship team and won't be any better with Wells. Come on city 3 points tomorrow let's get our season going again. kirkleesbantam

8:59am Fri 10 Jan 14

passionate says...

notpoliticallycorrec
t
wrote:
Oh dear, sounds like another bottom 4 team coming to get the points. Massive team with huge funds but in bottom four, sorry but our poor recruiting will cost us. Get your money into corals at 33-1 for us to be relegated. Wells signing for Huddersfield today and we get Keith Southern. Bristol City sign Tyronne Barnett. To go with their other two great strikers. There will be squeaky bum times ahead for us Bantams!
Tyrone Barnett and two GREAT strikers and yet they're in the bottom 3.

Get a grip.
[quote][p][bold]notpoliticallycorrec t[/bold] wrote: Oh dear, sounds like another bottom 4 team coming to get the points. Massive team with huge funds but in bottom four, sorry but our poor recruiting will cost us. Get your money into corals at 33-1 for us to be relegated. Wells signing for Huddersfield today and we get Keith Southern. Bristol City sign Tyronne Barnett. To go with their other two great strikers. There will be squeaky bum times ahead for us Bantams![/p][/quote]Tyrone Barnett and two GREAT strikers and yet they're in the bottom 3. Get a grip. passionate

9:16am Fri 10 Jan 14

minkiebantam says...

I predict the lowest gate of the season tomorrow and the atmospher will be very quiet unless we start quickley, get an early goal and dominate a very good side (on paper).
I will still be there screaming at the linesman and ref (as usual) from the bk of the Midland Rd stand, but fear a lot of the cash on the gate supporters will just steer clear of this one. I hope im wrong!!??
CTID!!
I predict the lowest gate of the season tomorrow and the atmospher will be very quiet unless we start quickley, get an early goal and dominate a very good side (on paper). I will still be there screaming at the linesman and ref (as usual) from the bk of the Midland Rd stand, but fear a lot of the cash on the gate supporters will just steer clear of this one. I hope im wrong!!?? CTID!! minkiebantam

9:17am Fri 10 Jan 14

dannbradfc says...

MONDAY 6TH JANUARY headline:

Parky sure Nahki won't let anyone down.......

now this........money talks ;-)
MONDAY 6TH JANUARY headline: Parky sure Nahki won't let anyone down....... now this........money talks ;-) dannbradfc

9:25am Fri 10 Jan 14

Dannyp1892 says...

dannbradfc wrote:
MONDAY 6TH JANUARY headline:

Parky sure Nahki won't let anyone down.......

now this........money talks ;-)
It certainly does!

But let's face it, it's been footballs worst kept secret. We knew he was going.

Let's just hope we can get a half decent replacement in as quickly as possible eh and move on.
[quote][p][bold]dannbradfc[/bold] wrote: MONDAY 6TH JANUARY headline: Parky sure Nahki won't let anyone down....... now this........money talks ;-)[/p][/quote]It certainly does! But let's face it, it's been footballs worst kept secret. We knew he was going. Let's just hope we can get a half decent replacement in as quickly as possible eh and move on. Dannyp1892

9:27am Fri 10 Jan 14

dannbradfc says...

I'm a little surprised that some fans are surprised about the current state of events. We are realistically where we should be as a squad. That is IF you consider all the first team players been fit. Losing Nahki is going to have a major effect on the saeson though unless we recruit wisely.

We have had little in the way of scoring options throughout Parky's time at the club. The Hanson/Wells combo as worked miracles with the service they are given and the defensive first philosphy of the side. Its time to 'kick on' now and give us more options and variety in the squad. We were sussed last season to be fair but like the beginning of this our first team are/were competitive and the style of play when working worked well. We have been found wanting badly when either the first team isn't available and/or the tactics have been nullified.

Please after we get a nahki replacement also get something for the right wing. I was saying the same for the past few seasons and it simply hasn't been addressed. We also need some mobility in centre midfield. At least an option from the bench to change things if required.

A really significant period for the club as an whole and for parky the most significant test he's had for me. His next recruitments have to be right and work or we will begin to move backwards again rather than progress....
I'm a little surprised that some fans are surprised about the current state of events. We are realistically where we should be as a squad. That is IF you consider all the first team players been fit. Losing Nahki is going to have a major effect on the saeson though unless we recruit wisely. We have had little in the way of scoring options throughout Parky's time at the club. The Hanson/Wells combo as worked miracles with the service they are given and the defensive first philosphy of the side. Its time to 'kick on' now and give us more options and variety in the squad. We were sussed last season to be fair but like the beginning of this our first team are/were competitive and the style of play when working worked well. We have been found wanting badly when either the first team isn't available and/or the tactics have been nullified. Please after we get a nahki replacement also get something for the right wing. I was saying the same for the past few seasons and it simply hasn't been addressed. We also need some mobility in centre midfield. At least an option from the bench to change things if required. A really significant period for the club as an whole and for parky the most significant test he's had for me. His next recruitments have to be right and work or we will begin to move backwards again rather than progress.... dannbradfc

9:36am Fri 10 Jan 14

ynotdunne says...

Typical mercenary footballer, jog on nahki to sc*m 2, you would be better off going to wolves you silly boy, much bigger club. Would not be so harsh but u footballers are all the same when it comes to crunch time.
Typical mercenary footballer, jog on nahki to sc*m 2, you would be better off going to wolves you silly boy, much bigger club. Would not be so harsh but u footballers are all the same when it comes to crunch time. ynotdunne

9:42am Fri 10 Jan 14

notpoliticallycorrect says...

passionate wrote:
notpoliticallycorrec

t
wrote:
Oh dear, sounds like another bottom 4 team coming to get the points. Massive team with huge funds but in bottom four, sorry but our poor recruiting will cost us. Get your money into corals at 33-1 for us to be relegated. Wells signing for Huddersfield today and we get Keith Southern. Bristol City sign Tyronne Barnett. To go with their other two great strikers. There will be squeaky bum times ahead for us Bantams!
Tyrone Barnett and two GREAT strikers and yet they're in the bottom 3.

Get a grip.
Perhaps you ought to check this out from the BBC website. Get a grip lol, check ur facts lol ... It's the rest of the team that have been poor, their front two are excellent and have scored a load more than Wells/Hanson

Bristol City Stats: Top Goal Scorers
Emmanuel-Thomas 17
Baldock 12
Wagstaff 4
[quote][p][bold]passionate[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]notpoliticallycorrec t[/bold] wrote: Oh dear, sounds like another bottom 4 team coming to get the points. Massive team with huge funds but in bottom four, sorry but our poor recruiting will cost us. Get your money into corals at 33-1 for us to be relegated. Wells signing for Huddersfield today and we get Keith Southern. Bristol City sign Tyronne Barnett. To go with their other two great strikers. There will be squeaky bum times ahead for us Bantams![/p][/quote]Tyrone Barnett and two GREAT strikers and yet they're in the bottom 3. Get a grip.[/p][/quote]Perhaps you ought to check this out from the BBC website. Get a grip lol, check ur facts lol ... It's the rest of the team that have been poor, their front two are excellent and have scored a load more than Wells/Hanson Bristol City Stats: Top Goal Scorers Emmanuel-Thomas 17 Baldock 12 Wagstaff 4 notpoliticallycorrect

9:44am Fri 10 Jan 14

notpoliticallycorrect says...

Before any other person comments on those figures;

Now add Tyronne Barnett to their front two and take away Nahki Wells from ours. Slightly concerning;

Bradford City Stats

Top Goal Scorers
Wells 15
Hanson 6
Reid 4
Before any other person comments on those figures; Now add Tyronne Barnett to their front two and take away Nahki Wells from ours. Slightly concerning; Bradford City Stats Top Goal Scorers Wells 15 Hanson 6 Reid 4 notpoliticallycorrect

9:50am Fri 10 Jan 14

Farsley Bantam says...

ynotdunne wrote:
Typical mercenary footballer, jog on nahki to sc*m 2, you would be better off going to wolves you silly boy, much bigger club. Would not be so harsh but u footballers are all the same when it comes to crunch time.
So if at 24 years old someone offered you a better job at a rival firm 10 miles away on double/triple the money you were currently on you would turn them down?
Thought not
[quote][p][bold]ynotdunne[/bold] wrote: Typical mercenary footballer, jog on nahki to sc*m 2, you would be better off going to wolves you silly boy, much bigger club. Would not be so harsh but u footballers are all the same when it comes to crunch time.[/p][/quote]So if at 24 years old someone offered you a better job at a rival firm 10 miles away on double/triple the money you were currently on you would turn them down? Thought not Farsley Bantam

10:10am Fri 10 Jan 14

dannbradfc says...

Strikers go for inflated prices. Time will tell whether Nahki is worth whatever he goes for. For me the squad is such that i would swap Nahki for 4 dependable proven players of better quality that we have which is not unreasonable considering our current squad cost nothing but wages. In addition I'd also take a couple of unproven young mobile players whom like nahki showed promise but hadn't been given the opportunity.

Nahki alone wasn't going to establish us in this league and/or help us challenge to go up. The squad needs re:assembling and if nahki's sale enables this then i'm fine whereevr he goes. The acquisitions have to be better than those recruited in the summer though who in the most part have added nothing to the side........
Strikers go for inflated prices. Time will tell whether Nahki is worth whatever he goes for. For me the squad is such that i would swap Nahki for 4 dependable proven players of better quality that we have which is not unreasonable considering our current squad cost nothing but wages. In addition I'd also take a couple of unproven young mobile players whom like nahki showed promise but hadn't been given the opportunity. Nahki alone wasn't going to establish us in this league and/or help us challenge to go up. The squad needs re:assembling and if nahki's sale enables this then i'm fine whereevr he goes. The acquisitions have to be better than those recruited in the summer though who in the most part have added nothing to the side........ dannbradfc

10:11am Fri 10 Jan 14

Lancashire Bantam says...

Farsley Bantam wrote:
ynotdunne wrote: Typical mercenary footballer, jog on nahki to sc*m 2, you would be better off going to wolves you silly boy, much bigger club. Would not be so harsh but u footballers are all the same when it comes to crunch time.
So if at 24 years old someone offered you a better job at a rival firm 10 miles away on double/triple the money you were currently on you would turn them down? Thought not
All he has to do to treble his wage is sign a deal with Bradford then he wouldn't even have to travel ten extra miles.
[quote][p][bold]Farsley Bantam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ynotdunne[/bold] wrote: Typical mercenary footballer, jog on nahki to sc*m 2, you would be better off going to wolves you silly boy, much bigger club. Would not be so harsh but u footballers are all the same when it comes to crunch time.[/p][/quote]So if at 24 years old someone offered you a better job at a rival firm 10 miles away on double/triple the money you were currently on you would turn them down? Thought not[/p][/quote]All he has to do to treble his wage is sign a deal with Bradford then he wouldn't even have to travel ten extra miles. Lancashire Bantam

10:17am Fri 10 Jan 14

passionate says...

notpoliticallycorrec
t
wrote:
passionate wrote:
notpoliticallycorrec t wrote: Oh dear, sounds like another bottom 4 team coming to get the points. Massive team with huge funds but in bottom four, sorry but our poor recruiting will cost us. Get your money into corals at 33-1 for us to be relegated. Wells signing for Huddersfield today and we get Keith Southern. Bristol City sign Tyronne Barnett. To go with their other two great strikers. There will be squeaky bum times ahead for us Bantams!
Tyrone Barnett and two GREAT strikers and yet they're in the bottom 3. Get a grip.
Perhaps you ought to check this out from the BBC website. Get a grip lol, check ur facts lol ... It's the rest of the team that have been poor, their front two are excellent and have scored a load more than Wells/Hanson Bristol City Stats: Top Goal Scorers Emmanuel-Thomas 17 Baldock 12 Wagstaff 4
You've answered your own question there, we're playing against the whole team, not their strikeforce. They probably have more goals because their team play a more open style of football which though creating chances for the strikers leaves them vulnerable at the back - it would seem they're not very good ther, hence why they're relegation fodder.

NEXT
[quote][p][bold]notpoliticallycorrec t[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]passionate[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]notpoliticallycorrec t[/bold] wrote: Oh dear, sounds like another bottom 4 team coming to get the points. Massive team with huge funds but in bottom four, sorry but our poor recruiting will cost us. Get your money into corals at 33-1 for us to be relegated. Wells signing for Huddersfield today and we get Keith Southern. Bristol City sign Tyronne Barnett. To go with their other two great strikers. There will be squeaky bum times ahead for us Bantams![/p][/quote]Tyrone Barnett and two GREAT strikers and yet they're in the bottom 3. Get a grip.[/p][/quote]Perhaps you ought to check this out from the BBC website. Get a grip lol, check ur facts lol ... It's the rest of the team that have been poor, their front two are excellent and have scored a load more than Wells/Hanson Bristol City Stats: Top Goal Scorers Emmanuel-Thomas 17 Baldock 12 Wagstaff 4[/p][/quote]You've answered your own question there, we're playing against the whole team, not their strikeforce. They probably have more goals because their team play a more open style of football which though creating chances for the strikers leaves them vulnerable at the back - it would seem they're not very good ther, hence why they're relegation fodder. NEXT passionate

10:21am Fri 10 Jan 14

Farsley Bantam says...

Lancashire Bantam wrote:
Farsley Bantam wrote:
ynotdunne wrote: Typical mercenary footballer, jog on nahki to sc*m 2, you would be better off going to wolves you silly boy, much bigger club. Would not be so harsh but u footballers are all the same when it comes to crunch time.
So if at 24 years old someone offered you a better job at a rival firm 10 miles away on double/triple the money you were currently on you would turn them down? Thought not
All he has to do to treble his wage is sign a deal with Bradford then he wouldn't even have to travel ten extra miles.
How do you know what has been offered by City?
Also it's not all about the money. He, not unreasonably, wants to play at a higher level. As much as I hope it happens with us it isn't looking likely in the short term.
People have to accept that for better or worse there is no loyalty in football any more. This goes for both clubs and players. If Nahki had a total loss of form and didn't score a single goal for us he would be shown the door. Fans need to stop seeing transfers as an act of betrayal and see them for what they are - a business transaction.
[quote][p][bold]Lancashire Bantam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Farsley Bantam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ynotdunne[/bold] wrote: Typical mercenary footballer, jog on nahki to sc*m 2, you would be better off going to wolves you silly boy, much bigger club. Would not be so harsh but u footballers are all the same when it comes to crunch time.[/p][/quote]So if at 24 years old someone offered you a better job at a rival firm 10 miles away on double/triple the money you were currently on you would turn them down? Thought not[/p][/quote]All he has to do to treble his wage is sign a deal with Bradford then he wouldn't even have to travel ten extra miles.[/p][/quote]How do you know what has been offered by City? Also it's not all about the money. He, not unreasonably, wants to play at a higher level. As much as I hope it happens with us it isn't looking likely in the short term. People have to accept that for better or worse there is no loyalty in football any more. This goes for both clubs and players. If Nahki had a total loss of form and didn't score a single goal for us he would be shown the door. Fans need to stop seeing transfers as an act of betrayal and see them for what they are - a business transaction. Farsley Bantam

10:27am Fri 10 Jan 14

Bantam Dubai says...

According to Sky Sports a fee has been agreed with Town..... Massive step backwards for Nahki imo..... Lets just hope they pay us 2 million.
Every cloud and all that.....!!
According to Sky Sports a fee has been agreed with Town..... Massive step backwards for Nahki imo..... Lets just hope they pay us 2 million. Every cloud and all that.....!! Bantam Dubai

11:02am Fri 10 Jan 14

silverbantam says...

I think the club are using the #htafc Nahki rumour to harden up interest from other (better) clubs !
I think the club are using the #htafc Nahki rumour to harden up interest from other (better) clubs ! silverbantam

11:18am Fri 10 Jan 14

shaun from richmond says...

WELLS YOU MUST BE MAD!!.
Huddersfield are a far smaller club than ours!....They get one man and his dog for support....Play in a horrible ground IMO....and are far more likely to go down than up in the league.
As for City .....I can only assume we are getting for more than the give away £1.5m quoted....I mean....even Rhodes/Lawn can do a better deal than that!!
WELLS YOU MUST BE MAD!!. Huddersfield are a far smaller club than ours!....They get one man and his dog for support....Play in a horrible ground IMO....and are far more likely to go down than up in the league. As for City .....I can only assume we are getting for more than the give away £1.5m quoted....I mean....even Rhodes/Lawn can do a better deal than that!! shaun from richmond

11:19am Fri 10 Jan 14

notpoliticallycorrect says...

Nahki will be a Town player either later today or by tomorrow at the latest. They are at home against Millwall so expect him to be there tomorrow, on the pitch announced as their new club record signing.

We have two coming in today, possibly three by all accounts. CM, RM and a Keeper.
Nahki will be a Town player either later today or by tomorrow at the latest. They are at home against Millwall so expect him to be there tomorrow, on the pitch announced as their new club record signing. We have two coming in today, possibly three by all accounts. CM, RM and a Keeper. notpoliticallycorrect

11:28am Fri 10 Jan 14

Dannyp1892 says...

notpoliticallycorrec
t
wrote:
Nahki will be a Town player either later today or by tomorrow at the latest. They are at home against Millwall so expect him to be there tomorrow, on the pitch announced as their new club record signing.

We have two coming in today, possibly three by all accounts. CM, RM and a Keeper.
without meaning to be sceptical, do you have a source for this info?
[quote][p][bold]notpoliticallycorrec t[/bold] wrote: Nahki will be a Town player either later today or by tomorrow at the latest. They are at home against Millwall so expect him to be there tomorrow, on the pitch announced as their new club record signing. We have two coming in today, possibly three by all accounts. CM, RM and a Keeper.[/p][/quote]without meaning to be sceptical, do you have a source for this info? Dannyp1892

11:29am Fri 10 Jan 14

whisky1 says...

shaun from richmond wrote:
WELLS YOU MUST BE MAD!!.
Huddersfield are a far smaller club than ours!....They get one man and his dog for support....Play in a horrible ground IMO....and are far more likely to go down than up in the league.
As for City .....I can only assume we are getting for more than the give away £1.5m quoted....I mean....even Rhodes/Lawn can do a better deal than that!!
Whatever the club do you will find an angle however warped to stick the boot in. Tit.
[quote][p][bold]shaun from richmond[/bold] wrote: WELLS YOU MUST BE MAD!!. Huddersfield are a far smaller club than ours!....They get one man and his dog for support....Play in a horrible ground IMO....and are far more likely to go down than up in the league. As for City .....I can only assume we are getting for more than the give away £1.5m quoted....I mean....even Rhodes/Lawn can do a better deal than that!![/p][/quote]Whatever the club do you will find an angle however warped to stick the boot in. Tit. whisky1

11:30am Fri 10 Jan 14

Cityman23 says...

minkiebantam wrote:
I predict the lowest gate of the season tomorrow and the atmospher will be very quiet unless we start quickley, get an early goal and dominate a very good side (on paper).
I will still be there screaming at the linesman and ref (as usual) from the bk of the Midland Rd stand, but fear a lot of the cash on the gate supporters will just steer clear of this one. I hope im wrong!!??
CTID!!
You might well be right because, at the moment there's a bit of a cloud over 'VP' positivity is in short supply and we are really in need of some 'good news.' hopefully those who do go will make some noise because at least the 'kop' has been great at each/every home game.

This is the time for 'PP' to be bold and perhaps take a risk or two in his formation/team selection. eg If 'NW' is out -who plays up front? Who plays at left back etc?

I'd go with this team:

McLaughlin

Darby McArdle Bates McHugh

Yeates Jones Doyle Ravencliffe

Hansen Reid
[quote][p][bold]minkiebantam[/bold] wrote: I predict the lowest gate of the season tomorrow and the atmospher will be very quiet unless we start quickley, get an early goal and dominate a very good side (on paper). I will still be there screaming at the linesman and ref (as usual) from the bk of the Midland Rd stand, but fear a lot of the cash on the gate supporters will just steer clear of this one. I hope im wrong!!?? CTID!![/p][/quote]You might well be right because, at the moment there's a bit of a cloud over 'VP' positivity is in short supply and we are really in need of some 'good news.' hopefully those who do go will make some noise because at least the 'kop' has been great at each/every home game. This is the time for 'PP' to be bold and perhaps take a risk or two in his formation/team selection. eg If 'NW' is out -who plays up front? Who plays at left back etc? I'd go with this team: McLaughlin Darby McArdle Bates McHugh Yeates Jones Doyle Ravencliffe Hansen Reid Cityman23

11:32am Fri 10 Jan 14

Cityman23 says...

Correction: For RavenCLIFFE read RAVENHILL!!
Correction: For RavenCLIFFE read RAVENHILL!! Cityman23

11:35am Fri 10 Jan 14

Farsley Bantam says...

Cityman23 wrote:
minkiebantam wrote: I predict the lowest gate of the season tomorrow and the atmospher will be very quiet unless we start quickley, get an early goal and dominate a very good side (on paper). I will still be there screaming at the linesman and ref (as usual) from the bk of the Midland Rd stand, but fear a lot of the cash on the gate supporters will just steer clear of this one. I hope im wrong!!?? CTID!!
You might well be right because, at the moment there's a bit of a cloud over 'VP' positivity is in short supply and we are really in need of some 'good news.' hopefully those who do go will make some noise because at least the 'kop' has been great at each/every home game. This is the time for 'PP' to be bold and perhaps take a risk or two in his formation/team selection. eg If 'NW' is out -who plays up front? Who plays at left back etc? I'd go with this team: McLaughlin Darby McArdle Bates McHugh Yeates Jones Doyle Ravencliffe Hansen Reid
I like how you've included Ravencliffe! I'd also stick in Buttershaw, Holmewood and Thorpedge to have a really tough home grown midfield!
[quote][p][bold]Cityman23[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]minkiebantam[/bold] wrote: I predict the lowest gate of the season tomorrow and the atmospher will be very quiet unless we start quickley, get an early goal and dominate a very good side (on paper). I will still be there screaming at the linesman and ref (as usual) from the bk of the Midland Rd stand, but fear a lot of the cash on the gate supporters will just steer clear of this one. I hope im wrong!!?? CTID!![/p][/quote]You might well be right because, at the moment there's a bit of a cloud over 'VP' positivity is in short supply and we are really in need of some 'good news.' hopefully those who do go will make some noise because at least the 'kop' has been great at each/every home game. This is the time for 'PP' to be bold and perhaps take a risk or two in his formation/team selection. eg If 'NW' is out -who plays up front? Who plays at left back etc? I'd go with this team: McLaughlin Darby McArdle Bates McHugh Yeates Jones Doyle Ravencliffe Hansen Reid[/p][/quote]I like how you've included Ravencliffe! I'd also stick in Buttershaw, Holmewood and Thorpedge to have a really tough home grown midfield! Farsley Bantam

11:47am Fri 10 Jan 14

Waynus1971 says...

dannbradfc wrote:
I'm a little surprised that some fans are surprised about the current state of events. We are realistically where we should be as a squad. That is IF you consider all the first team players been fit. Losing Nahki is going to have a major effect on the saeson though unless we recruit wisely. We have had little in the way of scoring options throughout Parky's time at the club. The Hanson/Wells combo as worked miracles with the service they are given and the defensive first philosphy of the side. Its time to 'kick on' now and give us more options and variety in the squad. We were sussed last season to be fair but like the beginning of this our first team are/were competitive and the style of play when working worked well. We have been found wanting badly when either the first team isn't available and/or the tactics have been nullified. Please after we get a nahki replacement also get something for the right wing. I was saying the same for the past few seasons and it simply hasn't been addressed. We also need some mobility in centre midfield. At least an option from the bench to change things if required. A really significant period for the club as an whole and for parky the most significant test he's had for me. His next recruitments have to be right and work or we will begin to move backwards again rather than progress....
I totally agree with every word in that post. We have shown no form for a couple of months now and show how much of a loss Davies has been. However, we are also lacking up front and without Nahki's goals, the pressure is always on the back-line to keep a clean sheet. They know that one slip and a goal conceded could ultimately cost them the game. It has certainly been the case of late, that having conceded first, we are lucky to get anything more than a point.

So, other than form, what is the problem? Well, I agree with you that we have still not addressed the right-hand side. Thommo gets the nod most weeks, but hasn't done enough to warrant the starts. The problem we have is that none of his competition have done enough to take the place off him. de Vita has put in one or two crosses and scored once, but other than that, he has offered very little. At least Thommo is decent in the air and offers us another option than just trying to get to the bye-line. Yeates has been poor too. He started in his favoured left-wing position. He started the season well with a decent performance against Bristol City and then an awesome (by all accounts) display against Carlisle, but then seemed to lose focus; so much so that after four games, Reid was recalled. Yeates has simply done nothing in a number of different positions since.

Ideally, I'd like to see us bring in someone like Jermaine Johnson (JJ). He isn't getting much game time at Sheffield Wednesday, but I'm sure still has more pace than Thommo and would certainly help stretch opponents. Teams may have to double up on him more, leaving more space for Reid on the other flank.

We also have an issue in the centre of the park with the 'undroppable' Jones. He was Captain Fantastic last season, but he is now a year older and the league is harder. He is certainly finding it harder to keep up, especially when teams break on us. I find it ironic that PP seems determined to leave Doyle out when Jones is being less effective. For me, I'd rather Doyle come back into the middle and was partnered by a young attacking central midfielder. I know Syers was ruled out (and I believe he is now set to sign permanently for Scunny), but we need someone lie him. What about trying to get George Green back on loan until the end of the season? Surely Everton would lik him to be playing at a decent level and could help us out with his wages (if we couldn't afford him)? I don't think either JJ or Green would smash our budget and if we can do something with Gray,Connell, Ravenhill, we should be able to bring those players in without spending any of the Wells money.

Then we need to make sure we sign a quality forward. This is where it gets more difficult. Hanson will not be dropped and only really has one style of play. It worked effectively alongside Wells, so realistically, (unless we completely change how Hanson plays, which could hamper his effectiveness), we need to replace Wells with like-for-like. Now, if there are so many clubs interested in Wells, thee can't be many similar types of players out there. Personally, I'd blow a chunk of any fee we get from Wells' sale on his replacement. Good quality goalscorers cost money; More are bought, or brought through the system than are 'found'. Yes there are some bargains out there, but the likes of Dwight Gayle are rare. Even Jamie Vardy could potentially be worth up to £1.7 million with add ons and he was signed from Fleetwood when they were still on the Conference.

He is the kind of player we should be trying to sign. Other alternatives would be Callum Wilson or Danny Kedwell. If we can't get JJ what about making an offer for Craig Westcarr - I remember he always ripped us apart when playing for Notts County?
[quote][p][bold]dannbradfc[/bold] wrote: I'm a little surprised that some fans are surprised about the current state of events. We are realistically where we should be as a squad. That is IF you consider all the first team players been fit. Losing Nahki is going to have a major effect on the saeson though unless we recruit wisely. We have had little in the way of scoring options throughout Parky's time at the club. The Hanson/Wells combo as worked miracles with the service they are given and the defensive first philosphy of the side. Its time to 'kick on' now and give us more options and variety in the squad. We were sussed last season to be fair but like the beginning of this our first team are/were competitive and the style of play when working worked well. We have been found wanting badly when either the first team isn't available and/or the tactics have been nullified. Please after we get a nahki replacement also get something for the right wing. I was saying the same for the past few seasons and it simply hasn't been addressed. We also need some mobility in centre midfield. At least an option from the bench to change things if required. A really significant period for the club as an whole and for parky the most significant test he's had for me. His next recruitments have to be right and work or we will begin to move backwards again rather than progress....[/p][/quote]I totally agree with every word in that post. We have shown no form for a couple of months now and show how much of a loss Davies has been. However, we are also lacking up front and without Nahki's goals, the pressure is always on the back-line to keep a clean sheet. They know that one slip and a goal conceded could ultimately cost them the game. It has certainly been the case of late, that having conceded first, we are lucky to get anything more than a point. So, other than form, what is the problem? Well, I agree with you that we have still not addressed the right-hand side. Thommo gets the nod most weeks, but hasn't done enough to warrant the starts. The problem we have is that none of his competition have done enough to take the place off him. de Vita has put in one or two crosses and scored once, but other than that, he has offered very little. At least Thommo is decent in the air and offers us another option than just trying to get to the bye-line. Yeates has been poor too. He started in his favoured left-wing position. He started the season well with a decent performance against Bristol City and then an awesome (by all accounts) display against Carlisle, but then seemed to lose focus; so much so that after four games, Reid was recalled. Yeates has simply done nothing in a number of different positions since. Ideally, I'd like to see us bring in someone like Jermaine Johnson (JJ). He isn't getting much game time at Sheffield Wednesday, but I'm sure still has more pace than Thommo and would certainly help stretch opponents. Teams may have to double up on him more, leaving more space for Reid on the other flank. We also have an issue in the centre of the park with the 'undroppable' Jones. He was Captain Fantastic last season, but he is now a year older and the league is harder. He is certainly finding it harder to keep up, especially when teams break on us. I find it ironic that PP seems determined to leave Doyle out when Jones is being less effective. For me, I'd rather Doyle come back into the middle and was partnered by a young attacking central midfielder. I know Syers was ruled out (and I believe he is now set to sign permanently for Scunny), but we need someone lie him. What about trying to get George Green back on loan until the end of the season? Surely Everton would lik him to be playing at a decent level and could help us out with his wages (if we couldn't afford him)? I don't think either JJ or Green would smash our budget and if we can do something with Gray,Connell, Ravenhill, we should be able to bring those players in without spending any of the Wells money. Then we need to make sure we sign a quality forward. This is where it gets more difficult. Hanson will not be dropped and only really has one style of play. It worked effectively alongside Wells, so realistically, (unless we completely change how Hanson plays, which could hamper his effectiveness), we need to replace Wells with like-for-like. Now, if there are so many clubs interested in Wells, thee can't be many similar types of players out there. Personally, I'd blow a chunk of any fee we get from Wells' sale on his replacement. Good quality goalscorers cost money; More are bought, or brought through the system than are 'found'. Yes there are some bargains out there, but the likes of Dwight Gayle are rare. Even Jamie Vardy could potentially be worth up to £1.7 million with add ons and he was signed from Fleetwood when they were still on the Conference. He is the kind of player we should be trying to sign. Other alternatives would be Callum Wilson or Danny Kedwell. If we can't get JJ what about making an offer for Craig Westcarr - I remember he always ripped us apart when playing for Notts County? Waynus1971

11:53am Fri 10 Jan 14

Michael Clayton says...

Cityman23 wrote:
Correction: For RavenCLIFFE read RAVENHILL!!
And is that Martin Hansen up front? Things are turning bad!
[quote][p][bold]Cityman23[/bold] wrote: Correction: For RavenCLIFFE read RAVENHILL!![/p][/quote]And is that Martin Hansen up front? Things are turning bad! Michael Clayton

11:56am Fri 10 Jan 14

Waynus1971 says...

passionate wrote:
notpoliticallycorrec t wrote:
passionate wrote:
notpoliticallycorrec t wrote: Oh dear, sounds like another bottom 4 team coming to get the points. Massive team with huge funds but in bottom four, sorry but our poor recruiting will cost us. Get your money into corals at 33-1 for us to be relegated. Wells signing for Huddersfield today and we get Keith Southern. Bristol City sign Tyronne Barnett. To go with their other two great strikers. There will be squeaky bum times ahead for us Bantams!
Tyrone Barnett and two GREAT strikers and yet they're in the bottom 3. Get a grip.
Perhaps you ought to check this out from the BBC website. Get a grip lol, check ur facts lol ... It's the rest of the team that have been poor, their front two are excellent and have scored a load more than Wells/Hanson Bristol City Stats: Top Goal Scorers Emmanuel-Thomas 17 Baldock 12 Wagstaff 4
You've answered your own question there, we're playing against the whole team, not their strikeforce. They probably have more goals because their team play a more open style of football which though creating chances for the strikers leaves them vulnerable at the back - it would seem they're not very good ther, hence why they're relegation fodder. NEXT
The problem with that is, do you really see our powder-gun strikerforce to take advantage of any vulnerability at the back????????

No? Next!!!!
[quote][p][bold]passionate[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]notpoliticallycorrec t[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]passionate[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]notpoliticallycorrec t[/bold] wrote: Oh dear, sounds like another bottom 4 team coming to get the points. Massive team with huge funds but in bottom four, sorry but our poor recruiting will cost us. Get your money into corals at 33-1 for us to be relegated. Wells signing for Huddersfield today and we get Keith Southern. Bristol City sign Tyronne Barnett. To go with their other two great strikers. There will be squeaky bum times ahead for us Bantams![/p][/quote]Tyrone Barnett and two GREAT strikers and yet they're in the bottom 3. Get a grip.[/p][/quote]Perhaps you ought to check this out from the BBC website. Get a grip lol, check ur facts lol ... It's the rest of the team that have been poor, their front two are excellent and have scored a load more than Wells/Hanson Bristol City Stats: Top Goal Scorers Emmanuel-Thomas 17 Baldock 12 Wagstaff 4[/p][/quote]You've answered your own question there, we're playing against the whole team, not their strikeforce. They probably have more goals because their team play a more open style of football which though creating chances for the strikers leaves them vulnerable at the back - it would seem they're not very good ther, hence why they're relegation fodder. NEXT[/p][/quote]The problem with that is, do you really see our powder-gun strikerforce to take advantage of any vulnerability at the back???????? No? Next!!!! Waynus1971

11:59am Fri 10 Jan 14

Dannyp1892 says...

Waynus1971 wrote:
dannbradfc wrote:
I'm a little surprised that some fans are surprised about the current state of events. We are realistically where we should be as a squad. That is IF you consider all the first team players been fit. Losing Nahki is going to have a major effect on the saeson though unless we recruit wisely. We have had little in the way of scoring options throughout Parky's time at the club. The Hanson/Wells combo as worked miracles with the service they are given and the defensive first philosphy of the side. Its time to 'kick on' now and give us more options and variety in the squad. We were sussed last season to be fair but like the beginning of this our first team are/were competitive and the style of play when working worked well. We have been found wanting badly when either the first team isn't available and/or the tactics have been nullified. Please after we get a nahki replacement also get something for the right wing. I was saying the same for the past few seasons and it simply hasn't been addressed. We also need some mobility in centre midfield. At least an option from the bench to change things if required. A really significant period for the club as an whole and for parky the most significant test he's had for me. His next recruitments have to be right and work or we will begin to move backwards again rather than progress....
I totally agree with every word in that post. We have shown no form for a couple of months now and show how much of a loss Davies has been. However, we are also lacking up front and without Nahki's goals, the pressure is always on the back-line to keep a clean sheet. They know that one slip and a goal conceded could ultimately cost them the game. It has certainly been the case of late, that having conceded first, we are lucky to get anything more than a point.

So, other than form, what is the problem? Well, I agree with you that we have still not addressed the right-hand side. Thommo gets the nod most weeks, but hasn't done enough to warrant the starts. The problem we have is that none of his competition have done enough to take the place off him. de Vita has put in one or two crosses and scored once, but other than that, he has offered very little. At least Thommo is decent in the air and offers us another option than just trying to get to the bye-line. Yeates has been poor too. He started in his favoured left-wing position. He started the season well with a decent performance against Bristol City and then an awesome (by all accounts) display against Carlisle, but then seemed to lose focus; so much so that after four games, Reid was recalled. Yeates has simply done nothing in a number of different positions since.

Ideally, I'd like to see us bring in someone like Jermaine Johnson (JJ). He isn't getting much game time at Sheffield Wednesday, but I'm sure still has more pace than Thommo and would certainly help stretch opponents. Teams may have to double up on him more, leaving more space for Reid on the other flank.

We also have an issue in the centre of the park with the 'undroppable' Jones. He was Captain Fantastic last season, but he is now a year older and the league is harder. He is certainly finding it harder to keep up, especially when teams break on us. I find it ironic that PP seems determined to leave Doyle out when Jones is being less effective. For me, I'd rather Doyle come back into the middle and was partnered by a young attacking central midfielder. I know Syers was ruled out (and I believe he is now set to sign permanently for Scunny), but we need someone lie him. What about trying to get George Green back on loan until the end of the season? Surely Everton would lik him to be playing at a decent level and could help us out with his wages (if we couldn't afford him)? I don't think either JJ or Green would smash our budget and if we can do something with Gray,Connell, Ravenhill, we should be able to bring those players in without spending any of the Wells money.

Then we need to make sure we sign a quality forward. This is where it gets more difficult. Hanson will not be dropped and only really has one style of play. It worked effectively alongside Wells, so realistically, (unless we completely change how Hanson plays, which could hamper his effectiveness), we need to replace Wells with like-for-like. Now, if there are so many clubs interested in Wells, thee can't be many similar types of players out there. Personally, I'd blow a chunk of any fee we get from Wells' sale on his replacement. Good quality goalscorers cost money; More are bought, or brought through the system than are 'found'. Yes there are some bargains out there, but the likes of Dwight Gayle are rare. Even Jamie Vardy could potentially be worth up to £1.7 million with add ons and he was signed from Fleetwood when they were still on the Conference.

He is the kind of player we should be trying to sign. Other alternatives would be Callum Wilson or Danny Kedwell. If we can't get JJ what about making an offer for Craig Westcarr - I remember he always ripped us apart when playing for Notts County?
Short and sweet Waynus, short and sweet! lol

Can't argue with most of it to be honest, not sure about the George Green point though, he hasn't played any league football yet for anybody and we need someone who can step up to the fight right now, not take 4 or 5 games to get into the swing of things. JJ would be nice but I think that might be only a dream.
[quote][p][bold]Waynus1971[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dannbradfc[/bold] wrote: I'm a little surprised that some fans are surprised about the current state of events. We are realistically where we should be as a squad. That is IF you consider all the first team players been fit. Losing Nahki is going to have a major effect on the saeson though unless we recruit wisely. We have had little in the way of scoring options throughout Parky's time at the club. The Hanson/Wells combo as worked miracles with the service they are given and the defensive first philosphy of the side. Its time to 'kick on' now and give us more options and variety in the squad. We were sussed last season to be fair but like the beginning of this our first team are/were competitive and the style of play when working worked well. We have been found wanting badly when either the first team isn't available and/or the tactics have been nullified. Please after we get a nahki replacement also get something for the right wing. I was saying the same for the past few seasons and it simply hasn't been addressed. We also need some mobility in centre midfield. At least an option from the bench to change things if required. A really significant period for the club as an whole and for parky the most significant test he's had for me. His next recruitments have to be right and work or we will begin to move backwards again rather than progress....[/p][/quote]I totally agree with every word in that post. We have shown no form for a couple of months now and show how much of a loss Davies has been. However, we are also lacking up front and without Nahki's goals, the pressure is always on the back-line to keep a clean sheet. They know that one slip and a goal conceded could ultimately cost them the game. It has certainly been the case of late, that having conceded first, we are lucky to get anything more than a point. So, other than form, what is the problem? Well, I agree with you that we have still not addressed the right-hand side. Thommo gets the nod most weeks, but hasn't done enough to warrant the starts. The problem we have is that none of his competition have done enough to take the place off him. de Vita has put in one or two crosses and scored once, but other than that, he has offered very little. At least Thommo is decent in the air and offers us another option than just trying to get to the bye-line. Yeates has been poor too. He started in his favoured left-wing position. He started the season well with a decent performance against Bristol City and then an awesome (by all accounts) display against Carlisle, but then seemed to lose focus; so much so that after four games, Reid was recalled. Yeates has simply done nothing in a number of different positions since. Ideally, I'd like to see us bring in someone like Jermaine Johnson (JJ). He isn't getting much game time at Sheffield Wednesday, but I'm sure still has more pace than Thommo and would certainly help stretch opponents. Teams may have to double up on him more, leaving more space for Reid on the other flank. We also have an issue in the centre of the park with the 'undroppable' Jones. He was Captain Fantastic last season, but he is now a year older and the league is harder. He is certainly finding it harder to keep up, especially when teams break on us. I find it ironic that PP seems determined to leave Doyle out when Jones is being less effective. For me, I'd rather Doyle come back into the middle and was partnered by a young attacking central midfielder. I know Syers was ruled out (and I believe he is now set to sign permanently for Scunny), but we need someone lie him. What about trying to get George Green back on loan until the end of the season? Surely Everton would lik him to be playing at a decent level and could help us out with his wages (if we couldn't afford him)? I don't think either JJ or Green would smash our budget and if we can do something with Gray,Connell, Ravenhill, we should be able to bring those players in without spending any of the Wells money. Then we need to make sure we sign a quality forward. This is where it gets more difficult. Hanson will not be dropped and only really has one style of play. It worked effectively alongside Wells, so realistically, (unless we completely change how Hanson plays, which could hamper his effectiveness), we need to replace Wells with like-for-like. Now, if there are so many clubs interested in Wells, thee can't be many similar types of players out there. Personally, I'd blow a chunk of any fee we get from Wells' sale on his replacement. Good quality goalscorers cost money; More are bought, or brought through the system than are 'found'. Yes there are some bargains out there, but the likes of Dwight Gayle are rare. Even Jamie Vardy could potentially be worth up to £1.7 million with add ons and he was signed from Fleetwood when they were still on the Conference. He is the kind of player we should be trying to sign. Other alternatives would be Callum Wilson or Danny Kedwell. If we can't get JJ what about making an offer for Craig Westcarr - I remember he always ripped us apart when playing for Notts County?[/p][/quote]Short and sweet Waynus, short and sweet! lol Can't argue with most of it to be honest, not sure about the George Green point though, he hasn't played any league football yet for anybody and we need someone who can step up to the fight right now, not take 4 or 5 games to get into the swing of things. JJ would be nice but I think that might be only a dream. Dannyp1892

12:01pm Fri 10 Jan 14

Jimbobdiov says...

"Ring, ring…ring, ring…

Oh hi there is that Aston Villa?, Bradford City here…no, City…no they’re not even in the league anymore…years ago actually. You must remember us we beat you in the cup last season…League Cup…well I know but it is still a cup isn’t it…You must remember, it was the semi-final?...that
s us! Ha, ha, yeah everyone says that but it’s actually Claret and Amber…I know it does but it is officially Claret and Amber. Anyway, you remember that lad we had up front?...no not him, yeah he does a bit but that’s just the way he runs because he’s so tall, no I mean the black lad, Wells?...it’s just we’re about to sell him to another club that he’s desperate to play for but we think our fans are going to be really upset about it, and, well we were just wondering if you were planning on making a bid?...hello?...hell
o?...

Sue, get me the number for West Ham would you."
"Ring, ring…ring, ring… Oh hi there is that Aston Villa?, Bradford City here…no, City…no they’re not even in the league anymore…years ago actually. You must remember us we beat you in the cup last season…League Cup…well I know but it is still a cup isn’t it…You must remember, it was the semi-final?...that s us! Ha, ha, yeah everyone says that but it’s actually Claret and Amber…I know it does but it is officially Claret and Amber. Anyway, you remember that lad we had up front?...no not him, yeah he does a bit but that’s just the way he runs because he’s so tall, no I mean the black lad, Wells?...it’s just we’re about to sell him to another club that he’s desperate to play for but we think our fans are going to be really upset about it, and, well we were just wondering if you were planning on making a bid?...hello?...hell o?... Sue, get me the number for West Ham would you." Jimbobdiov

12:04pm Fri 10 Jan 14

Waynus1971 says...

Farsley Bantam wrote:
Lancashire Bantam wrote:
Farsley Bantam wrote:
ynotdunne wrote: Typical mercenary footballer, jog on nahki to sc*m 2, you would be better off going to wolves you silly boy, much bigger club. Would not be so harsh but u footballers are all the same when it comes to crunch time.
So if at 24 years old someone offered you a better job at a rival firm 10 miles away on double/triple the money you were currently on you would turn them down? Thought not
All he has to do to treble his wage is sign a deal with Bradford then he wouldn't even have to travel ten extra miles.
How do you know what has been offered by City? Also it's not all about the money. He, not unreasonably, wants to play at a higher level. As much as I hope it happens with us it isn't looking likely in the short term. People have to accept that for better or worse there is no loyalty in football any more. This goes for both clubs and players. If Nahki had a total loss of form and didn't score a single goal for us he would be shown the door. Fans need to stop seeing transfers as an act of betrayal and see them for what they are - a business transaction.
In your post you SPECIFICALLY asked the question, ".... 10 miles away on double/triple the money you were currently on you would turn them down?"

The reply (correctly) explained that he didn't need to go anywhere if it was just about money. As such, those suggesting he is a mercenary are plain wrong. Wells has ambitions that he doesn't believe we can match. As such, he wants to leave to play at a higher level now. I'm sure he has seen Dwight Gayle's elevation and is thinking, "I want a piece of that" (not in a gay way)!!

Personally, I think his evaluation of himself is a little wrong. He has pace, a great eye for goal, but would he get much time and space in the Championship (or higher). Surely he needs to have a much better touch, more strength and a general improvement to his all-round game before he is ready for a move?

So in answer to the question, would I move "if someone offered you a better job at a rival firm", then it would depend if I was trusted to do that job or end up sweeping up whilst my colleagues got on with the job........!
[quote][p][bold]Farsley Bantam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lancashire Bantam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Farsley Bantam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ynotdunne[/bold] wrote: Typical mercenary footballer, jog on nahki to sc*m 2, you would be better off going to wolves you silly boy, much bigger club. Would not be so harsh but u footballers are all the same when it comes to crunch time.[/p][/quote]So if at 24 years old someone offered you a better job at a rival firm 10 miles away on double/triple the money you were currently on you would turn them down? Thought not[/p][/quote]All he has to do to treble his wage is sign a deal with Bradford then he wouldn't even have to travel ten extra miles.[/p][/quote]How do you know what has been offered by City? Also it's not all about the money. He, not unreasonably, wants to play at a higher level. As much as I hope it happens with us it isn't looking likely in the short term. People have to accept that for better or worse there is no loyalty in football any more. This goes for both clubs and players. If Nahki had a total loss of form and didn't score a single goal for us he would be shown the door. Fans need to stop seeing transfers as an act of betrayal and see them for what they are - a business transaction.[/p][/quote]In your post you SPECIFICALLY asked the question, ".... 10 miles away on double/triple the money you were currently on you would turn them down?" The reply (correctly) explained that he didn't need to go anywhere if it was just about money. As such, those suggesting he is a mercenary are plain wrong. Wells has ambitions that he doesn't believe we can match. As such, he wants to leave to play at a higher level now. I'm sure he has seen Dwight Gayle's elevation and is thinking, "I want a piece of that" (not in a gay way)!! Personally, I think his evaluation of himself is a little wrong. He has pace, a great eye for goal, but would he get much time and space in the Championship (or higher). Surely he needs to have a much better touch, more strength and a general improvement to his all-round game before he is ready for a move? So in answer to the question, would I move "if someone offered you a better job at a rival firm", then it would depend if I was trusted to do that job or end up sweeping up whilst my colleagues got on with the job........! Waynus1971

12:06pm Fri 10 Jan 14

bcfc1903 says...

One rule of thumb I'd always adhere to is don't sell your best players, if that becomes impossible then don't sell your best player to a local rival. The best iality boys are no bigger than BCFC so it would be a poor choice for the player.

The club should try to get Dean Furman from Donny, obviously when Wells goes a replacment goalscorer with pace for him, don't know how proficient McHugh is at left back but the kid is a fine prospect at centre back so bring in a left back on loan and a pacy right midfield to give more options out there. I'd also like to see an experienced keeper to get back to the excellent competition we had for the gloves last season.

One last thing, can we have the fantastic hoops back next season.
One rule of thumb I'd always adhere to is don't sell your best players, if that becomes impossible then don't sell your best player to a local rival. The best iality boys are no bigger than BCFC so it would be a poor choice for the player. The club should try to get Dean Furman from Donny, obviously when Wells goes a replacment goalscorer with pace for him, don't know how proficient McHugh is at left back but the kid is a fine prospect at centre back so bring in a left back on loan and a pacy right midfield to give more options out there. I'd also like to see an experienced keeper to get back to the excellent competition we had for the gloves last season. One last thing, can we have the fantastic hoops back next season. bcfc1903

12:17pm Fri 10 Jan 14

Waynus1971 says...

Dannyp1892 wrote:
Waynus1971 wrote:
dannbradfc wrote: I'm a little surprised that some fans are surprised about the current state of events. We are realistically where we should be as a squad. That is IF you consider all the first team players been fit. Losing Nahki is going to have a major effect on the saeson though unless we recruit wisely. We have had little in the way of scoring options throughout Parky's time at the club. The Hanson/Wells combo as worked miracles with the service they are given and the defensive first philosphy of the side. Its time to 'kick on' now and give us more options and variety in the squad. We were sussed last season to be fair but like the beginning of this our first team are/were competitive and the style of play when working worked well. We have been found wanting badly when either the first team isn't available and/or the tactics have been nullified. Please after we get a nahki replacement also get something for the right wing. I was saying the same for the past few seasons and it simply hasn't been addressed. We also need some mobility in centre midfield. At least an option from the bench to change things if required. A really significant period for the club as an whole and for parky the most significant test he's had for me. His next recruitments have to be right and work or we will begin to move backwards again rather than progress....
I totally agree with every word in that post. We have shown no form for a couple of months now and show how much of a loss Davies has been. However, we are also lacking up front and without Nahki's goals, the pressure is always on the back-line to keep a clean sheet. They know that one slip and a goal conceded could ultimately cost them the game. It has certainly been the case of late, that having conceded first, we are lucky to get anything more than a point. So, other than form, what is the problem? Well, I agree with you that we have still not addressed the right-hand side. Thommo gets the nod most weeks, but hasn't done enough to warrant the starts. The problem we have is that none of his competition have done enough to take the place off him. de Vita has put in one or two crosses and scored once, but other than that, he has offered very little. At least Thommo is decent in the air and offers us another option than just trying to get to the bye-line. Yeates has been poor too. He started in his favoured left-wing position. He started the season well with a decent performance against Bristol City and then an awesome (by all accounts) display against Carlisle, but then seemed to lose focus; so much so that after four games, Reid was recalled. Yeates has simply done nothing in a number of different positions since. Ideally, I'd like to see us bring in someone like Jermaine Johnson (JJ). He isn't getting much game time at Sheffield Wednesday, but I'm sure still has more pace than Thommo and would certainly help stretch opponents. Teams may have to double up on him more, leaving more space for Reid on the other flank. We also have an issue in the centre of the park with the 'undroppable' Jones. He was Captain Fantastic last season, but he is now a year older and the league is harder. He is certainly finding it harder to keep up, especially when teams break on us. I find it ironic that PP seems determined to leave Doyle out when Jones is being less effective. For me, I'd rather Doyle come back into the middle and was partnered by a young attacking central midfielder. I know Syers was ruled out (and I believe he is now set to sign permanently for Scunny), but we need someone lie him. What about trying to get George Green back on loan until the end of the season? Surely Everton would lik him to be playing at a decent level and could help us out with his wages (if we couldn't afford him)? I don't think either JJ or Green would smash our budget and if we can do something with Gray,Connell, Ravenhill, we should be able to bring those players in without spending any of the Wells money. Then we need to make sure we sign a quality forward. This is where it gets more difficult. Hanson will not be dropped and only really has one style of play. It worked effectively alongside Wells, so realistically, (unless we completely change how Hanson plays, which could hamper his effectiveness), we need to replace Wells with like-for-like. Now, if there are so many clubs interested in Wells, thee can't be many similar types of players out there. Personally, I'd blow a chunk of any fee we get from Wells' sale on his replacement. Good quality goalscorers cost money; More are bought, or brought through the system than are 'found'. Yes there are some bargains out there, but the likes of Dwight Gayle are rare. Even Jamie Vardy could potentially be worth up to £1.7 million with add ons and he was signed from Fleetwood when they were still on the Conference. He is the kind of player we should be trying to sign. Other alternatives would be Callum Wilson or Danny Kedwell. If we can't get JJ what about making an offer for Craig Westcarr - I remember he always ripped us apart when playing for Notts County?
Short and sweet Waynus, short and sweet! lol Can't argue with most of it to be honest, not sure about the George Green point though, he hasn't played any league football yet for anybody and we need someone who can step up to the fight right now, not take 4 or 5 games to get into the swing of things. JJ would be nice but I think that might be only a dream.
JJ may be a pipe dream, but getting just 5mins here and 10mins there, can't be helping him. He's in a imilar position to Connell. Both not getting game time but are out of contract in the summer. They need to get noticed again.

In relation to Green, you may be right, but someone took the chance with kids such as Pritchard (Swindon), Grealish & McGregor (Notts County), Vuckic (Rotherham - who we had training with us and still opted against) or Petrasso (Oldham). Why are we always the ones that don't bite the bullet and take a chance. At least with Green we know his background and he has been doing really well at Everton & the England u17s
[quote][p][bold]Dannyp1892[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Waynus1971[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dannbradfc[/bold] wrote: I'm a little surprised that some fans are surprised about the current state of events. We are realistically where we should be as a squad. That is IF you consider all the first team players been fit. Losing Nahki is going to have a major effect on the saeson though unless we recruit wisely. We have had little in the way of scoring options throughout Parky's time at the club. The Hanson/Wells combo as worked miracles with the service they are given and the defensive first philosphy of the side. Its time to 'kick on' now and give us more options and variety in the squad. We were sussed last season to be fair but like the beginning of this our first team are/were competitive and the style of play when working worked well. We have been found wanting badly when either the first team isn't available and/or the tactics have been nullified. Please after we get a nahki replacement also get something for the right wing. I was saying the same for the past few seasons and it simply hasn't been addressed. We also need some mobility in centre midfield. At least an option from the bench to change things if required. A really significant period for the club as an whole and for parky the most significant test he's had for me. His next recruitments have to be right and work or we will begin to move backwards again rather than progress....[/p][/quote]I totally agree with every word in that post. We have shown no form for a couple of months now and show how much of a loss Davies has been. However, we are also lacking up front and without Nahki's goals, the pressure is always on the back-line to keep a clean sheet. They know that one slip and a goal conceded could ultimately cost them the game. It has certainly been the case of late, that having conceded first, we are lucky to get anything more than a point. So, other than form, what is the problem? Well, I agree with you that we have still not addressed the right-hand side. Thommo gets the nod most weeks, but hasn't done enough to warrant the starts. The problem we have is that none of his competition have done enough to take the place off him. de Vita has put in one or two crosses and scored once, but other than that, he has offered very little. At least Thommo is decent in the air and offers us another option than just trying to get to the bye-line. Yeates has been poor too. He started in his favoured left-wing position. He started the season well with a decent performance against Bristol City and then an awesome (by all accounts) display against Carlisle, but then seemed to lose focus; so much so that after four games, Reid was recalled. Yeates has simply done nothing in a number of different positions since. Ideally, I'd like to see us bring in someone like Jermaine Johnson (JJ). He isn't getting much game time at Sheffield Wednesday, but I'm sure still has more pace than Thommo and would certainly help stretch opponents. Teams may have to double up on him more, leaving more space for Reid on the other flank. We also have an issue in the centre of the park with the 'undroppable' Jones. He was Captain Fantastic last season, but he is now a year older and the league is harder. He is certainly finding it harder to keep up, especially when teams break on us. I find it ironic that PP seems determined to leave Doyle out when Jones is being less effective. For me, I'd rather Doyle come back into the middle and was partnered by a young attacking central midfielder. I know Syers was ruled out (and I believe he is now set to sign permanently for Scunny), but we need someone lie him. What about trying to get George Green back on loan until the end of the season? Surely Everton would lik him to be playing at a decent level and could help us out with his wages (if we couldn't afford him)? I don't think either JJ or Green would smash our budget and if we can do something with Gray,Connell, Ravenhill, we should be able to bring those players in without spending any of the Wells money. Then we need to make sure we sign a quality forward. This is where it gets more difficult. Hanson will not be dropped and only really has one style of play. It worked effectively alongside Wells, so realistically, (unless we completely change how Hanson plays, which could hamper his effectiveness), we need to replace Wells with like-for-like. Now, if there are so many clubs interested in Wells, thee can't be many similar types of players out there. Personally, I'd blow a chunk of any fee we get from Wells' sale on his replacement. Good quality goalscorers cost money; More are bought, or brought through the system than are 'found'. Yes there are some bargains out there, but the likes of Dwight Gayle are rare. Even Jamie Vardy could potentially be worth up to £1.7 million with add ons and he was signed from Fleetwood when they were still on the Conference. He is the kind of player we should be trying to sign. Other alternatives would be Callum Wilson or Danny Kedwell. If we can't get JJ what about making an offer for Craig Westcarr - I remember he always ripped us apart when playing for Notts County?[/p][/quote]Short and sweet Waynus, short and sweet! lol Can't argue with most of it to be honest, not sure about the George Green point though, he hasn't played any league football yet for anybody and we need someone who can step up to the fight right now, not take 4 or 5 games to get into the swing of things. JJ would be nice but I think that might be only a dream.[/p][/quote]JJ may be a pipe dream, but getting just 5mins here and 10mins there, can't be helping him. He's in a imilar position to Connell. Both not getting game time but are out of contract in the summer. They need to get noticed again. In relation to Green, you may be right, but someone took the chance with kids such as Pritchard (Swindon), Grealish & McGregor (Notts County), Vuckic (Rotherham - who we had training with us and still opted against) or Petrasso (Oldham). Why are we always the ones that don't bite the bullet and take a chance. At least with Green we know his background and he has been doing really well at Everton & the England u17s Waynus1971

12:20pm Fri 10 Jan 14

whisky1 says...

bcfc1903 wrote:
One rule of thumb I'd always adhere to is don't sell your best players, if that becomes impossible then don't sell your best player to a local rival. The best iality boys are no bigger than BCFC so it would be a poor choice for the player.

The club should try to get Dean Furman from Donny, obviously when Wells goes a replacment goalscorer with pace for him, don't know how proficient McHugh is at left back but the kid is a fine prospect at centre back so bring in a left back on loan and a pacy right midfield to give more options out there. I'd also like to see an experienced keeper to get back to the excellent competition we had for the gloves last season.

One last thing, can we have the fantastic hoops back next season.
Furman is in the first yr of a 2 year contract ..may even be Captain at Donny and aint going to drop a level. I doubt we will pay much in terms of transfer fees anyway. Town are not our rivals ...whilst they have Hoyle in charge writing blank cheques they are likely to remain a level above us. Similarly talk of Wilson is completely unrealistic we are hardly that big a draw. He will move higher if anywhere. Kedwell will not move from darkest Kent to Bratfud.
[quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: One rule of thumb I'd always adhere to is don't sell your best players, if that becomes impossible then don't sell your best player to a local rival. The best iality boys are no bigger than BCFC so it would be a poor choice for the player. The club should try to get Dean Furman from Donny, obviously when Wells goes a replacment goalscorer with pace for him, don't know how proficient McHugh is at left back but the kid is a fine prospect at centre back so bring in a left back on loan and a pacy right midfield to give more options out there. I'd also like to see an experienced keeper to get back to the excellent competition we had for the gloves last season. One last thing, can we have the fantastic hoops back next season.[/p][/quote]Furman is in the first yr of a 2 year contract ..may even be Captain at Donny and aint going to drop a level. I doubt we will pay much in terms of transfer fees anyway. Town are not our rivals ...whilst they have Hoyle in charge writing blank cheques they are likely to remain a level above us. Similarly talk of Wilson is completely unrealistic we are hardly that big a draw. He will move higher if anywhere. Kedwell will not move from darkest Kent to Bratfud. whisky1

12:25pm Fri 10 Jan 14

minkiebantam says...

Farsley Bantam wrote:
Cityman23 wrote:
minkiebantam wrote: I predict the lowest gate of the season tomorrow and the atmospher will be very quiet unless we start quickley, get an early goal and dominate a very good side (on paper). I will still be there screaming at the linesman and ref (as usual) from the bk of the Midland Rd stand, but fear a lot of the cash on the gate supporters will just steer clear of this one. I hope im wrong!!?? CTID!!
You might well be right because, at the moment there's a bit of a cloud over 'VP' positivity is in short supply and we are really in need of some 'good news.' hopefully those who do go will make some noise because at least the 'kop' has been great at each/every home game. This is the time for 'PP' to be bold and perhaps take a risk or two in his formation/team selection. eg If 'NW' is out -who plays up front? Who plays at left back etc? I'd go with this team: McLaughlin Darby McArdle Bates McHugh Yeates Jones Doyle Ravencliffe Hansen Reid
I like how you've included Ravencliffe! I'd also stick in Buttershaw, Holmewood and Thorpedge to have a really tough home grown midfield!
Is Ravencliffe your home address by anychance Cityman23?? lol
[quote][p][bold]Farsley Bantam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cityman23[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]minkiebantam[/bold] wrote: I predict the lowest gate of the season tomorrow and the atmospher will be very quiet unless we start quickley, get an early goal and dominate a very good side (on paper). I will still be there screaming at the linesman and ref (as usual) from the bk of the Midland Rd stand, but fear a lot of the cash on the gate supporters will just steer clear of this one. I hope im wrong!!?? CTID!![/p][/quote]You might well be right because, at the moment there's a bit of a cloud over 'VP' positivity is in short supply and we are really in need of some 'good news.' hopefully those who do go will make some noise because at least the 'kop' has been great at each/every home game. This is the time for 'PP' to be bold and perhaps take a risk or two in his formation/team selection. eg If 'NW' is out -who plays up front? Who plays at left back etc? I'd go with this team: McLaughlin Darby McArdle Bates McHugh Yeates Jones Doyle Ravencliffe Hansen Reid[/p][/quote]I like how you've included Ravencliffe! I'd also stick in Buttershaw, Holmewood and Thorpedge to have a really tough home grown midfield![/p][/quote]Is Ravencliffe your home address by anychance Cityman23?? lol minkiebantam

12:32pm Fri 10 Jan 14

Dannyp1892 says...

Waynus1971 wrote:
Dannyp1892 wrote:
Waynus1971 wrote:
dannbradfc wrote: I'm a little surprised that some fans are surprised about the current state of events. We are realistically where we should be as a squad. That is IF you consider all the first team players been fit. Losing Nahki is going to have a major effect on the saeson though unless we recruit wisely. We have had little in the way of scoring options throughout Parky's time at the club. The Hanson/Wells combo as worked miracles with the service they are given and the defensive first philosphy of the side. Its time to 'kick on' now and give us more options and variety in the squad. We were sussed last season to be fair but like the beginning of this our first team are/were competitive and the style of play when working worked well. We have been found wanting badly when either the first team isn't available and/or the tactics have been nullified. Please after we get a nahki replacement also get something for the right wing. I was saying the same for the past few seasons and it simply hasn't been addressed. We also need some mobility in centre midfield. At least an option from the bench to change things if required. A really significant period for the club as an whole and for parky the most significant test he's had for me. His next recruitments have to be right and work or we will begin to move backwards again rather than progress....
I totally agree with every word in that post. We have shown no form for a couple of months now and show how much of a loss Davies has been. However, we are also lacking up front and without Nahki's goals, the pressure is always on the back-line to keep a clean sheet. They know that one slip and a goal conceded could ultimately cost them the game. It has certainly been the case of late, that having conceded first, we are lucky to get anything more than a point. So, other than form, what is the problem? Well, I agree with you that we have still not addressed the right-hand side. Thommo gets the nod most weeks, but hasn't done enough to warrant the starts. The problem we have is that none of his competition have done enough to take the place off him. de Vita has put in one or two crosses and scored once, but other than that, he has offered very little. At least Thommo is decent in the air and offers us another option than just trying to get to the bye-line. Yeates has been poor too. He started in his favoured left-wing position. He started the season well with a decent performance against Bristol City and then an awesome (by all accounts) display against Carlisle, but then seemed to lose focus; so much so that after four games, Reid was recalled. Yeates has simply done nothing in a number of different positions since. Ideally, I'd like to see us bring in someone like Jermaine Johnson (JJ). He isn't getting much game time at Sheffield Wednesday, but I'm sure still has more pace than Thommo and would certainly help stretch opponents. Teams may have to double up on him more, leaving more space for Reid on the other flank. We also have an issue in the centre of the park with the 'undroppable' Jones. He was Captain Fantastic last season, but he is now a year older and the league is harder. He is certainly finding it harder to keep up, especially when teams break on us. I find it ironic that PP seems determined to leave Doyle out when Jones is being less effective. For me, I'd rather Doyle come back into the middle and was partnered by a young attacking central midfielder. I know Syers was ruled out (and I believe he is now set to sign permanently for Scunny), but we need someone lie him. What about trying to get George Green back on loan until the end of the season? Surely Everton would lik him to be playing at a decent level and could help us out with his wages (if we couldn't afford him)? I don't think either JJ or Green would smash our budget and if we can do something with Gray,Connell, Ravenhill, we should be able to bring those players in without spending any of the Wells money. Then we need to make sure we sign a quality forward. This is where it gets more difficult. Hanson will not be dropped and only really has one style of play. It worked effectively alongside Wells, so realistically, (unless we completely change how Hanson plays, which could hamper his effectiveness), we need to replace Wells with like-for-like. Now, if there are so many clubs interested in Wells, thee can't be many similar types of players out there. Personally, I'd blow a chunk of any fee we get from Wells' sale on his replacement. Good quality goalscorers cost money; More are bought, or brought through the system than are 'found'. Yes there are some bargains out there, but the likes of Dwight Gayle are rare. Even Jamie Vardy could potentially be worth up to £1.7 million with add ons and he was signed from Fleetwood when they were still on the Conference. He is the kind of player we should be trying to sign. Other alternatives would be Callum Wilson or Danny Kedwell. If we can't get JJ what about making an offer for Craig Westcarr - I remember he always ripped us apart when playing for Notts County?
Short and sweet Waynus, short and sweet! lol Can't argue with most of it to be honest, not sure about the George Green point though, he hasn't played any league football yet for anybody and we need someone who can step up to the fight right now, not take 4 or 5 games to get into the swing of things. JJ would be nice but I think that might be only a dream.
JJ may be a pipe dream, but getting just 5mins here and 10mins there, can't be helping him. He's in a imilar position to Connell. Both not getting game time but are out of contract in the summer. They need to get noticed again.

In relation to Green, you may be right, but someone took the chance with kids such as Pritchard (Swindon), Grealish & McGregor (Notts County), Vuckic (Rotherham - who we had training with us and still opted against) or Petrasso (Oldham). Why are we always the ones that don't bite the bullet and take a chance. At least with Green we know his background and he has been doing really well at Everton & the England u17s
I agree with you in regards to JJ, he does need game time, as does Connell, I just can't see JJ coming down to us, surely he would have options to join other Championship clubs on loan before dropping a division.

I do think Parky is taking a chance with youngsters, but they have to prove they are worth the shot. McBurnie is a prime example, by scoring so many goals in the youth team he is proving that he is worth a punt at a level up, and Parky has responded by giving him some game time, in fact, I wouldn't be surprised to see him start tomorrow. I just think for centre mid, it's the engine room, and we need someone with a bit more experience than Green, but who has younger legs than Jones
[quote][p][bold]Waynus1971[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dannyp1892[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Waynus1971[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dannbradfc[/bold] wrote: I'm a little surprised that some fans are surprised about the current state of events. We are realistically where we should be as a squad. That is IF you consider all the first team players been fit. Losing Nahki is going to have a major effect on the saeson though unless we recruit wisely. We have had little in the way of scoring options throughout Parky's time at the club. The Hanson/Wells combo as worked miracles with the service they are given and the defensive first philosphy of the side. Its time to 'kick on' now and give us more options and variety in the squad. We were sussed last season to be fair but like the beginning of this our first team are/were competitive and the style of play when working worked well. We have been found wanting badly when either the first team isn't available and/or the tactics have been nullified. Please after we get a nahki replacement also get something for the right wing. I was saying the same for the past few seasons and it simply hasn't been addressed. We also need some mobility in centre midfield. At least an option from the bench to change things if required. A really significant period for the club as an whole and for parky the most significant test he's had for me. His next recruitments have to be right and work or we will begin to move backwards again rather than progress....[/p][/quote]I totally agree with every word in that post. We have shown no form for a couple of months now and show how much of a loss Davies has been. However, we are also lacking up front and without Nahki's goals, the pressure is always on the back-line to keep a clean sheet. They know that one slip and a goal conceded could ultimately cost them the game. It has certainly been the case of late, that having conceded first, we are lucky to get anything more than a point. So, other than form, what is the problem? Well, I agree with you that we have still not addressed the right-hand side. Thommo gets the nod most weeks, but hasn't done enough to warrant the starts. The problem we have is that none of his competition have done enough to take the place off him. de Vita has put in one or two crosses and scored once, but other than that, he has offered very little. At least Thommo is decent in the air and offers us another option than just trying to get to the bye-line. Yeates has been poor too. He started in his favoured left-wing position. He started the season well with a decent performance against Bristol City and then an awesome (by all accounts) display against Carlisle, but then seemed to lose focus; so much so that after four games, Reid was recalled. Yeates has simply done nothing in a number of different positions since. Ideally, I'd like to see us bring in someone like Jermaine Johnson (JJ). He isn't getting much game time at Sheffield Wednesday, but I'm sure still has more pace than Thommo and would certainly help stretch opponents. Teams may have to double up on him more, leaving more space for Reid on the other flank. We also have an issue in the centre of the park with the 'undroppable' Jones. He was Captain Fantastic last season, but he is now a year older and the league is harder. He is certainly finding it harder to keep up, especially when teams break on us. I find it ironic that PP seems determined to leave Doyle out when Jones is being less effective. For me, I'd rather Doyle come back into the middle and was partnered by a young attacking central midfielder. I know Syers was ruled out (and I believe he is now set to sign permanently for Scunny), but we need someone lie him. What about trying to get George Green back on loan until the end of the season? Surely Everton would lik him to be playing at a decent level and could help us out with his wages (if we couldn't afford him)? I don't think either JJ or Green would smash our budget and if we can do something with Gray,Connell, Ravenhill, we should be able to bring those players in without spending any of the Wells money. Then we need to make sure we sign a quality forward. This is where it gets more difficult. Hanson will not be dropped and only really has one style of play. It worked effectively alongside Wells, so realistically, (unless we completely change how Hanson plays, which could hamper his effectiveness), we need to replace Wells with like-for-like. Now, if there are so many clubs interested in Wells, thee can't be many similar types of players out there. Personally, I'd blow a chunk of any fee we get from Wells' sale on his replacement. Good quality goalscorers cost money; More are bought, or brought through the system than are 'found'. Yes there are some bargains out there, but the likes of Dwight Gayle are rare. Even Jamie Vardy could potentially be worth up to £1.7 million with add ons and he was signed from Fleetwood when they were still on the Conference. He is the kind of player we should be trying to sign. Other alternatives would be Callum Wilson or Danny Kedwell. If we can't get JJ what about making an offer for Craig Westcarr - I remember he always ripped us apart when playing for Notts County?[/p][/quote]Short and sweet Waynus, short and sweet! lol Can't argue with most of it to be honest, not sure about the George Green point though, he hasn't played any league football yet for anybody and we need someone who can step up to the fight right now, not take 4 or 5 games to get into the swing of things. JJ would be nice but I think that might be only a dream.[/p][/quote]JJ may be a pipe dream, but getting just 5mins here and 10mins there, can't be helping him. He's in a imilar position to Connell. Both not getting game time but are out of contract in the summer. They need to get noticed again. In relation to Green, you may be right, but someone took the chance with kids such as Pritchard (Swindon), Grealish & McGregor (Notts County), Vuckic (Rotherham - who we had training with us and still opted against) or Petrasso (Oldham). Why are we always the ones that don't bite the bullet and take a chance. At least with Green we know his background and he has been doing really well at Everton & the England u17s[/p][/quote]I agree with you in regards to JJ, he does need game time, as does Connell, I just can't see JJ coming down to us, surely he would have options to join other Championship clubs on loan before dropping a division. I do think Parky is taking a chance with youngsters, but they have to prove they are worth the shot. McBurnie is a prime example, by scoring so many goals in the youth team he is proving that he is worth a punt at a level up, and Parky has responded by giving him some game time, in fact, I wouldn't be surprised to see him start tomorrow. I just think for centre mid, it's the engine room, and we need someone with a bit more experience than Green, but who has younger legs than Jones Dannyp1892

12:37pm Fri 10 Jan 14

bcfc1903 says...

whisky1 wrote:
bcfc1903 wrote:
One rule of thumb I'd always adhere to is don't sell your best players, if that becomes impossible then don't sell your best player to a local rival. The best iality boys are no bigger than BCFC so it would be a poor choice for the player.

The club should try to get Dean Furman from Donny, obviously when Wells goes a replacment goalscorer with pace for him, don't know how proficient McHugh is at left back but the kid is a fine prospect at centre back so bring in a left back on loan and a pacy right midfield to give more options out there. I'd also like to see an experienced keeper to get back to the excellent competition we had for the gloves last season.

One last thing, can we have the fantastic hoops back next season.
Furman is in the first yr of a 2 year contract ..may even be Captain at Donny and aint going to drop a level. I doubt we will pay much in terms of transfer fees anyway. Town are not our rivals ...whilst they have Hoyle in charge writing blank cheques they are likely to remain a level above us. Similarly talk of Wilson is completely unrealistic we are hardly that big a draw. He will move higher if anywhere. Kedwell will not move from darkest Kent to Bratfud.
Granted, the best iality boys aren't our biggest rivals, but rivals still the same. Can't see the draw of that club for Wells, it seems a strange choice for Nahki if true as they are no bigger than BCFC and could be classed as smaller if you look at this seasons attendances. A deal possibly could be done for Furman as Donny are struggling to survive in the Championship and will be looking to strengthen in all areas. They could be relegated and be playing BCFC next season or we could with a late run to the playoffs be in the division above them next season. These various scenarios show the potential volatility of football.
[quote][p][bold]whisky1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: One rule of thumb I'd always adhere to is don't sell your best players, if that becomes impossible then don't sell your best player to a local rival. The best iality boys are no bigger than BCFC so it would be a poor choice for the player. The club should try to get Dean Furman from Donny, obviously when Wells goes a replacment goalscorer with pace for him, don't know how proficient McHugh is at left back but the kid is a fine prospect at centre back so bring in a left back on loan and a pacy right midfield to give more options out there. I'd also like to see an experienced keeper to get back to the excellent competition we had for the gloves last season. One last thing, can we have the fantastic hoops back next season.[/p][/quote]Furman is in the first yr of a 2 year contract ..may even be Captain at Donny and aint going to drop a level. I doubt we will pay much in terms of transfer fees anyway. Town are not our rivals ...whilst they have Hoyle in charge writing blank cheques they are likely to remain a level above us. Similarly talk of Wilson is completely unrealistic we are hardly that big a draw. He will move higher if anywhere. Kedwell will not move from darkest Kent to Bratfud.[/p][/quote]Granted, the best iality boys aren't our biggest rivals, but rivals still the same. Can't see the draw of that club for Wells, it seems a strange choice for Nahki if true as they are no bigger than BCFC and could be classed as smaller if you look at this seasons attendances. A deal possibly could be done for Furman as Donny are struggling to survive in the Championship and will be looking to strengthen in all areas. They could be relegated and be playing BCFC next season or we could with a late run to the playoffs be in the division above them next season. These various scenarios show the potential volatility of football. bcfc1903

12:43pm Fri 10 Jan 14

Farsley Bantam says...

bcfc1903 wrote:
One rule of thumb I'd always adhere to is don't sell your best players, if that becomes impossible then don't sell your best player to a local rival. The best iality boys are no bigger than BCFC so it would be a poor choice for the player. The club should try to get Dean Furman from Donny, obviously when Wells goes a replacment goalscorer with pace for him, don't know how proficient McHugh is at left back but the kid is a fine prospect at centre back so bring in a left back on loan and a pacy right midfield to give more options out there. I'd also like to see an experienced keeper to get back to the excellent competition we had for the gloves last season. One last thing, can we have the fantastic hoops back next season.
You are either Dean Furman or his agent. You must be
[quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: One rule of thumb I'd always adhere to is don't sell your best players, if that becomes impossible then don't sell your best player to a local rival. The best iality boys are no bigger than BCFC so it would be a poor choice for the player. The club should try to get Dean Furman from Donny, obviously when Wells goes a replacment goalscorer with pace for him, don't know how proficient McHugh is at left back but the kid is a fine prospect at centre back so bring in a left back on loan and a pacy right midfield to give more options out there. I'd also like to see an experienced keeper to get back to the excellent competition we had for the gloves last season. One last thing, can we have the fantastic hoops back next season.[/p][/quote]You are either Dean Furman or his agent. You must be Farsley Bantam

12:48pm Fri 10 Jan 14

Farsley Bantam says...

Waynus1971 wrote:
Farsley Bantam wrote:
Lancashire Bantam wrote:
Farsley Bantam wrote:
ynotdunne wrote: Typical mercenary footballer, jog on nahki to sc*m 2, you would be better off going to wolves you silly boy, much bigger club. Would not be so harsh but u footballers are all the same when it comes to crunch time.
So if at 24 years old someone offered you a better job at a rival firm 10 miles away on double/triple the money you were currently on you would turn them down? Thought not
All he has to do to treble his wage is sign a deal with Bradford then he wouldn't even have to travel ten extra miles.
How do you know what has been offered by City? Also it's not all about the money. He, not unreasonably, wants to play at a higher level. As much as I hope it happens with us it isn't looking likely in the short term. People have to accept that for better or worse there is no loyalty in football any more. This goes for both clubs and players. If Nahki had a total loss of form and didn't score a single goal for us he would be shown the door. Fans need to stop seeing transfers as an act of betrayal and see them for what they are - a business transaction.
In your post you SPECIFICALLY asked the question, ".... 10 miles away on double/triple the money you were currently on you would turn them down?" The reply (correctly) explained that he didn't need to go anywhere if it was just about money. As such, those suggesting he is a mercenary are plain wrong. Wells has ambitions that he doesn't believe we can match. As such, he wants to leave to play at a higher level now. I'm sure he has seen Dwight Gayle's elevation and is thinking, "I want a piece of that" (not in a gay way)!! Personally, I think his evaluation of himself is a little wrong. He has pace, a great eye for goal, but would he get much time and space in the Championship (or higher). Surely he needs to have a much better touch, more strength and a general improvement to his all-round game before he is ready for a move? So in answer to the question, would I move "if someone offered you a better job at a rival firm", then it would depend if I was trusted to do that job or end up sweeping up whilst my colleagues got on with the job........!
But if I believed I was good enough and the rival firm had paid a record amount for my services then I would go. He is likely to be HT's record signing so will be given chance to prove himself. NW will be very confident in his own ability. If I were him I'd be gone.
[quote][p][bold]Waynus1971[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Farsley Bantam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lancashire Bantam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Farsley Bantam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ynotdunne[/bold] wrote: Typical mercenary footballer, jog on nahki to sc*m 2, you would be better off going to wolves you silly boy, much bigger club. Would not be so harsh but u footballers are all the same when it comes to crunch time.[/p][/quote]So if at 24 years old someone offered you a better job at a rival firm 10 miles away on double/triple the money you were currently on you would turn them down? Thought not[/p][/quote]All he has to do to treble his wage is sign a deal with Bradford then he wouldn't even have to travel ten extra miles.[/p][/quote]How do you know what has been offered by City? Also it's not all about the money. He, not unreasonably, wants to play at a higher level. As much as I hope it happens with us it isn't looking likely in the short term. People have to accept that for better or worse there is no loyalty in football any more. This goes for both clubs and players. If Nahki had a total loss of form and didn't score a single goal for us he would be shown the door. Fans need to stop seeing transfers as an act of betrayal and see them for what they are - a business transaction.[/p][/quote]In your post you SPECIFICALLY asked the question, ".... 10 miles away on double/triple the money you were currently on you would turn them down?" The reply (correctly) explained that he didn't need to go anywhere if it was just about money. As such, those suggesting he is a mercenary are plain wrong. Wells has ambitions that he doesn't believe we can match. As such, he wants to leave to play at a higher level now. I'm sure he has seen Dwight Gayle's elevation and is thinking, "I want a piece of that" (not in a gay way)!! Personally, I think his evaluation of himself is a little wrong. He has pace, a great eye for goal, but would he get much time and space in the Championship (or higher). Surely he needs to have a much better touch, more strength and a general improvement to his all-round game before he is ready for a move? So in answer to the question, would I move "if someone offered you a better job at a rival firm", then it would depend if I was trusted to do that job or end up sweeping up whilst my colleagues got on with the job........![/p][/quote]But if I believed I was good enough and the rival firm had paid a record amount for my services then I would go. He is likely to be HT's record signing so will be given chance to prove himself. NW will be very confident in his own ability. If I were him I'd be gone. Farsley Bantam

12:56pm Fri 10 Jan 14

bcfc1903 says...

Farsley Bantam wrote:
bcfc1903 wrote:
One rule of thumb I'd always adhere to is don't sell your best players, if that becomes impossible then don't sell your best player to a local rival. The best iality boys are no bigger than BCFC so it would be a poor choice for the player. The club should try to get Dean Furman from Donny, obviously when Wells goes a replacment goalscorer with pace for him, don't know how proficient McHugh is at left back but the kid is a fine prospect at centre back so bring in a left back on loan and a pacy right midfield to give more options out there. I'd also like to see an experienced keeper to get back to the excellent competition we had for the gloves last season. One last thing, can we have the fantastic hoops back next season.
You are either Dean Furman or his agent. You must be
I wish i was either, I wouldn't be wasting my time on this thread that's for sure. I'd be ringing Phil Parkinson up.

Dean Furman signed for Oldham and Doncaster, Bradford City Football Club is a giant compared with either, he's a class act and light years ahead of David Syers who is decent. We've had thread after thread about Syers how about upping the quality and getting a player who has the ability to make BCFC a better team. Wells unfortunately is going, let's use the money gleaned from that proposed transfer wisely.
[quote][p][bold]Farsley Bantam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: One rule of thumb I'd always adhere to is don't sell your best players, if that becomes impossible then don't sell your best player to a local rival. The best iality boys are no bigger than BCFC so it would be a poor choice for the player. The club should try to get Dean Furman from Donny, obviously when Wells goes a replacment goalscorer with pace for him, don't know how proficient McHugh is at left back but the kid is a fine prospect at centre back so bring in a left back on loan and a pacy right midfield to give more options out there. I'd also like to see an experienced keeper to get back to the excellent competition we had for the gloves last season. One last thing, can we have the fantastic hoops back next season.[/p][/quote]You are either Dean Furman or his agent. You must be[/p][/quote]I wish i was either, I wouldn't be wasting my time on this thread that's for sure. I'd be ringing Phil Parkinson up. Dean Furman signed for Oldham and Doncaster, Bradford City Football Club is a giant compared with either, he's a class act and light years ahead of David Syers who is decent. We've had thread after thread about Syers how about upping the quality and getting a player who has the ability to make BCFC a better team. Wells unfortunately is going, let's use the money gleaned from that proposed transfer wisely. bcfc1903

12:56pm Fri 10 Jan 14

bcfc1903 says...

Farsley Bantam wrote:
bcfc1903 wrote:
One rule of thumb I'd always adhere to is don't sell your best players, if that becomes impossible then don't sell your best player to a local rival. The best iality boys are no bigger than BCFC so it would be a poor choice for the player. The club should try to get Dean Furman from Donny, obviously when Wells goes a replacment goalscorer with pace for him, don't know how proficient McHugh is at left back but the kid is a fine prospect at centre back so bring in a left back on loan and a pacy right midfield to give more options out there. I'd also like to see an experienced keeper to get back to the excellent competition we had for the gloves last season. One last thing, can we have the fantastic hoops back next season.
You are either Dean Furman or his agent. You must be
I wish i was either, I wouldn't be wasting my time on this thread that's for sure. I'd be ringing Phil Parkinson up.

Dean Furman signed for Oldham and Doncaster, Bradford City Football Club is a giant compared with either, he's a class act and light years ahead of David Syers who is decent. We've had thread after thread about Syers how about upping the quality and getting a player who has the ability to make BCFC a better team. Wells unfortunately is going, let's use the money gleaned from that proposed transfer wisely.
[quote][p][bold]Farsley Bantam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: One rule of thumb I'd always adhere to is don't sell your best players, if that becomes impossible then don't sell your best player to a local rival. The best iality boys are no bigger than BCFC so it would be a poor choice for the player. The club should try to get Dean Furman from Donny, obviously when Wells goes a replacment goalscorer with pace for him, don't know how proficient McHugh is at left back but the kid is a fine prospect at centre back so bring in a left back on loan and a pacy right midfield to give more options out there. I'd also like to see an experienced keeper to get back to the excellent competition we had for the gloves last season. One last thing, can we have the fantastic hoops back next season.[/p][/quote]You are either Dean Furman or his agent. You must be[/p][/quote]I wish i was either, I wouldn't be wasting my time on this thread that's for sure. I'd be ringing Phil Parkinson up. Dean Furman signed for Oldham and Doncaster, Bradford City Football Club is a giant compared with either, he's a class act and light years ahead of David Syers who is decent. We've had thread after thread about Syers how about upping the quality and getting a player who has the ability to make BCFC a better team. Wells unfortunately is going, let's use the money gleaned from that proposed transfer wisely. bcfc1903

2:01pm Fri 10 Jan 14

northyorksbantam says...

Depends what type of midfielder you are after....I would suggest City should be after one who scores goals or has some creativity to make things happen for the front men, for which we are lacking. If you look at the goal scoring record of the two, Syers has 18 career goals in 3 seasons, a lot of those from the bench. Furman has 14 goals in 6 seasons, so in that respect Syers is light years ahead of Furman, and Furman clearly not a goalscorer and will be similar to what we already have, specifically Doyle. We would need to lose one of our current midfielders to accommodate him as they are all similar types of player. This doesn't make Syers a better player (he is probably a good L.2 standard) or Furman a bad player, but from the stats and what I know of them they are totally different players offering different attributes. Unless you can say what else Furman brings to the table I'm not sure that he could drastically improve us, and he is not the type of player we need right now.
Depends what type of midfielder you are after....I would suggest City should be after one who scores goals or has some creativity to make things happen for the front men, for which we are lacking. If you look at the goal scoring record of the two, Syers has 18 career goals in 3 seasons, a lot of those from the bench. Furman has 14 goals in 6 seasons, so in that respect Syers is light years ahead of Furman, and Furman clearly not a goalscorer and will be similar to what we already have, specifically Doyle. We would need to lose one of our current midfielders to accommodate him as they are all similar types of player. This doesn't make Syers a better player (he is probably a good L.2 standard) or Furman a bad player, but from the stats and what I know of them they are totally different players offering different attributes. Unless you can say what else Furman brings to the table I'm not sure that he could drastically improve us, and he is not the type of player we need right now. northyorksbantam

4:03pm Fri 10 Jan 14

tinytoonster says...

northyorksbantam wrote:
Depends what type of midfielder you are after....I would suggest City should be after one who scores goals or has some creativity to make things happen for the front men, for which we are lacking. If you look at the goal scoring record of the two, Syers has 18 career goals in 3 seasons, a lot of those from the bench. Furman has 14 goals in 6 seasons, so in that respect Syers is light years ahead of Furman, and Furman clearly not a goalscorer and will be similar to what we already have, specifically Doyle. We would need to lose one of our current midfielders to accommodate him as they are all similar types of player. This doesn't make Syers a better player (he is probably a good L.2 standard) or Furman a bad player, but from the stats and what I know of them they are totally different players offering different attributes. Unless you can say what else Furman brings to the table I'm not sure that he could drastically improve us, and he is not the type of player we need right now.
fantastic comment, only problem is hanson is still in team so parky will bypass midfield so pointless buying a creative midfielder who wont get the ball!
thats why syers left despite what others keep saying!
thats why connell does not get game time, likes ball at his feet.
begin pressing of thumbs down.......
[quote][p][bold]northyorksbantam[/bold] wrote: Depends what type of midfielder you are after....I would suggest City should be after one who scores goals or has some creativity to make things happen for the front men, for which we are lacking. If you look at the goal scoring record of the two, Syers has 18 career goals in 3 seasons, a lot of those from the bench. Furman has 14 goals in 6 seasons, so in that respect Syers is light years ahead of Furman, and Furman clearly not a goalscorer and will be similar to what we already have, specifically Doyle. We would need to lose one of our current midfielders to accommodate him as they are all similar types of player. This doesn't make Syers a better player (he is probably a good L.2 standard) or Furman a bad player, but from the stats and what I know of them they are totally different players offering different attributes. Unless you can say what else Furman brings to the table I'm not sure that he could drastically improve us, and he is not the type of player we need right now.[/p][/quote]fantastic comment, only problem is hanson is still in team so parky will bypass midfield so pointless buying a creative midfielder who wont get the ball! thats why syers left despite what others keep saying! thats why connell does not get game time, likes ball at his feet. begin pressing of thumbs down....... tinytoonster

4:49pm Fri 10 Jan 14

glorious1911 says...

Gutted if he is going to Kirklees. After all the highs of the last year this is a big low.
Gutted if he is going to Kirklees. After all the highs of the last year this is a big low. glorious1911

6:05pm Fri 10 Jan 14

Bantambhoy says...

Dannyp1892 wrote:
notpoliticallycorrec

t
wrote:
Nahki will be a Town player either later today or by tomorrow at the latest. They are at home against Millwall so expect him to be there tomorrow, on the pitch announced as their new club record signing.

We have two coming in today, possibly three by all accounts. CM, RM and a Keeper.
without meaning to be sceptical, do you have a source for this info?
Must have a source! young RW from Villa and a GK from the Owls in, only the CM to go!? Will any of them be registered in time for tomorrow.
[quote][p][bold]Dannyp1892[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]notpoliticallycorrec t[/bold] wrote: Nahki will be a Town player either later today or by tomorrow at the latest. They are at home against Millwall so expect him to be there tomorrow, on the pitch announced as their new club record signing. We have two coming in today, possibly three by all accounts. CM, RM and a Keeper.[/p][/quote]without meaning to be sceptical, do you have a source for this info?[/p][/quote]Must have a source! young RW from Villa and a GK from the Owls in, only the CM to go!? Will any of them be registered in time for tomorrow. Bantambhoy

6:27pm Fri 10 Jan 14

Olivermac says...

Cityman23 wrote:
minkiebantam wrote:
I predict the lowest gate of the season tomorrow and the atmospher will be very quiet unless we start quickley, get an early goal and dominate a very good side (on paper).
I will still be there screaming at the linesman and ref (as usual) from the bk of the Midland Rd stand, but fear a lot of the cash on the gate supporters will just steer clear of this one. I hope im wrong!!??
CTID!!
You might well be right because, at the moment there's a bit of a cloud over 'VP' positivity is in short supply and we are really in need of some 'good news.' hopefully those who do go will make some noise because at least the 'kop' has been great at each/every home game.

This is the time for 'PP' to be bold and perhaps take a risk or two in his formation/team selection. eg If 'NW' is out -who plays up front? Who plays at left back etc?

I'd go with this team:

McLaughlin

Darby McArdle Bates McHugh

Yeates Jones Doyle Ravencliffe

Hansen Reid
Agree the cop has been great and also most of the supporters at VP has been vocal in support of the team , but the last game at. Notts County just showed how dissatisfied and frustrated they were with the lack of effort and organisation from City, there were 1050 city fans at NC but they voiced there own feelings we'll and truly, I do hope that City get there act together and get a good result if not then you will hear the cop in a more negative vocal mood and it will not be just 1050 supporters giving the thumbs down, so come on Parky you have had 15 games to adjust with out our main defender in Davies not playing, effort/motivation/or
ganisation cost nothing.
[quote][p][bold]Cityman23[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]minkiebantam[/bold] wrote: I predict the lowest gate of the season tomorrow and the atmospher will be very quiet unless we start quickley, get an early goal and dominate a very good side (on paper). I will still be there screaming at the linesman and ref (as usual) from the bk of the Midland Rd stand, but fear a lot of the cash on the gate supporters will just steer clear of this one. I hope im wrong!!?? CTID!![/p][/quote]You might well be right because, at the moment there's a bit of a cloud over 'VP' positivity is in short supply and we are really in need of some 'good news.' hopefully those who do go will make some noise because at least the 'kop' has been great at each/every home game. This is the time for 'PP' to be bold and perhaps take a risk or two in his formation/team selection. eg If 'NW' is out -who plays up front? Who plays at left back etc? I'd go with this team: McLaughlin Darby McArdle Bates McHugh Yeates Jones Doyle Ravencliffe Hansen Reid[/p][/quote]Agree the cop has been great and also most of the supporters at VP has been vocal in support of the team , but the last game at. Notts County just showed how dissatisfied and frustrated they were with the lack of effort and organisation from City, there were 1050 city fans at NC but they voiced there own feelings we'll and truly, I do hope that City get there act together and get a good result if not then you will hear the cop in a more negative vocal mood and it will not be just 1050 supporters giving the thumbs down, so come on Parky you have had 15 games to adjust with out our main defender in Davies not playing, effort/motivation/or ganisation cost nothing. Olivermac

6:59pm Fri 10 Jan 14

bcfc1903 says...

northyorksbantam wrote:
Depends what type of midfielder you are after....I would suggest City should be after one who scores goals or has some creativity to make things happen for the front men, for which we are lacking. If you look at the goal scoring record of the two, Syers has 18 career goals in 3 seasons, a lot of those from the bench. Furman has 14 goals in 6 seasons, so in that respect Syers is light years ahead of Furman, and Furman clearly not a goalscorer and will be similar to what we already have, specifically Doyle. We would need to lose one of our current midfielders to accommodate him as they are all similar types of player. This doesn't make Syers a better player (he is probably a good L.2 standard) or Furman a bad player, but from the stats and what I know of them they are totally different players offering different attributes. Unless you can say what else Furman brings to the table I'm not sure that he could drastically improve us, and he is not the type of player we need right now.
I'm after a proven player at this level who is a box to box type of player who can score goals, be creative, can tackle and is a leader on the pitch. I believe that Gary Jones is coming to the end of a great career, a legend in his short time at BCFC, Dean Furman would be a great player to either play with him or replace him when the time comes. He's a quality player who's all round game is light years ahead of David Syers. How Syers has become this mythical saviour is baffling. He certainly isn't what BCFC needs, we can do much better and need to do much better as this division is difficult with the need to acquire better players to be successful in it. I'm afraid David Syers would not have been the answer, obviously Phil Parkinson in regards to Syers thinks exactly the same.
[quote][p][bold]northyorksbantam[/bold] wrote: Depends what type of midfielder you are after....I would suggest City should be after one who scores goals or has some creativity to make things happen for the front men, for which we are lacking. If you look at the goal scoring record of the two, Syers has 18 career goals in 3 seasons, a lot of those from the bench. Furman has 14 goals in 6 seasons, so in that respect Syers is light years ahead of Furman, and Furman clearly not a goalscorer and will be similar to what we already have, specifically Doyle. We would need to lose one of our current midfielders to accommodate him as they are all similar types of player. This doesn't make Syers a better player (he is probably a good L.2 standard) or Furman a bad player, but from the stats and what I know of them they are totally different players offering different attributes. Unless you can say what else Furman brings to the table I'm not sure that he could drastically improve us, and he is not the type of player we need right now.[/p][/quote]I'm after a proven player at this level who is a box to box type of player who can score goals, be creative, can tackle and is a leader on the pitch. I believe that Gary Jones is coming to the end of a great career, a legend in his short time at BCFC, Dean Furman would be a great player to either play with him or replace him when the time comes. He's a quality player who's all round game is light years ahead of David Syers. How Syers has become this mythical saviour is baffling. He certainly isn't what BCFC needs, we can do much better and need to do much better as this division is difficult with the need to acquire better players to be successful in it. I'm afraid David Syers would not have been the answer, obviously Phil Parkinson in regards to Syers thinks exactly the same. bcfc1903

8:24pm Fri 10 Jan 14

northyorksbantam says...

bcfc1903 wrote:
northyorksbantam wrote:
Depends what type of midfielder you are after....I would suggest City should be after one who scores goals or has some creativity to make things happen for the front men, for which we are lacking. If you look at the goal scoring record of the two, Syers has 18 career goals in 3 seasons, a lot of those from the bench. Furman has 14 goals in 6 seasons, so in that respect Syers is light years ahead of Furman, and Furman clearly not a goalscorer and will be similar to what we already have, specifically Doyle. We would need to lose one of our current midfielders to accommodate him as they are all similar types of player. This doesn't make Syers a better player (he is probably a good L.2 standard) or Furman a bad player, but from the stats and what I know of them they are totally different players offering different attributes. Unless you can say what else Furman brings to the table I'm not sure that he could drastically improve us, and he is not the type of player we need right now.
I'm after a proven player at this level who is a box to box type of player who can score goals, be creative, can tackle and is a leader on the pitch. I believe that Gary Jones is coming to the end of a great career, a legend in his short time at BCFC, Dean Furman would be a great player to either play with him or replace him when the time comes. He's a quality player who's all round game is light years ahead of David Syers. How Syers has become this mythical saviour is baffling. He certainly isn't what BCFC needs, we can do much better and need to do much better as this division is difficult with the need to acquire better players to be successful in it. I'm afraid David Syers would not have been the answer, obviously Phil Parkinson in regards to Syers thinks exactly the same.
I also don't necessarily think Syers is what we need, though his goals would be useful...As said I think he is a good L.2 player,whether he could do t in L.1 is debatable, but likewise with the criteria you set out this also rules Furman out as well, as he is unable to fulfil all the categories you state you want..particularly those of a goal scoring midfielder.
[quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]northyorksbantam[/bold] wrote: Depends what type of midfielder you are after....I would suggest City should be after one who scores goals or has some creativity to make things happen for the front men, for which we are lacking. If you look at the goal scoring record of the two, Syers has 18 career goals in 3 seasons, a lot of those from the bench. Furman has 14 goals in 6 seasons, so in that respect Syers is light years ahead of Furman, and Furman clearly not a goalscorer and will be similar to what we already have, specifically Doyle. We would need to lose one of our current midfielders to accommodate him as they are all similar types of player. This doesn't make Syers a better player (he is probably a good L.2 standard) or Furman a bad player, but from the stats and what I know of them they are totally different players offering different attributes. Unless you can say what else Furman brings to the table I'm not sure that he could drastically improve us, and he is not the type of player we need right now.[/p][/quote]I'm after a proven player at this level who is a box to box type of player who can score goals, be creative, can tackle and is a leader on the pitch. I believe that Gary Jones is coming to the end of a great career, a legend in his short time at BCFC, Dean Furman would be a great player to either play with him or replace him when the time comes. He's a quality player who's all round game is light years ahead of David Syers. How Syers has become this mythical saviour is baffling. He certainly isn't what BCFC needs, we can do much better and need to do much better as this division is difficult with the need to acquire better players to be successful in it. I'm afraid David Syers would not have been the answer, obviously Phil Parkinson in regards to Syers thinks exactly the same.[/p][/quote]I also don't necessarily think Syers is what we need, though his goals would be useful...As said I think he is a good L.2 player,whether he could do t in L.1 is debatable, but likewise with the criteria you set out this also rules Furman out as well, as he is unable to fulfil all the categories you state you want..particularly those of a goal scoring midfielder. northyorksbantam

9:58pm Fri 10 Jan 14

bcfc1903 says...

northyorksbantam wrote:
bcfc1903 wrote:
northyorksbantam wrote:
Depends what type of midfielder you are after....I would suggest City should be after one who scores goals or has some creativity to make things happen for the front men, for which we are lacking. If you look at the goal scoring record of the two, Syers has 18 career goals in 3 seasons, a lot of those from the bench. Furman has 14 goals in 6 seasons, so in that respect Syers is light years ahead of Furman, and Furman clearly not a goalscorer and will be similar to what we already have, specifically Doyle. We would need to lose one of our current midfielders to accommodate him as they are all similar types of player. This doesn't make Syers a better player (he is probably a good L.2 standard) or Furman a bad player, but from the stats and what I know of them they are totally different players offering different attributes. Unless you can say what else Furman brings to the table I'm not sure that he could drastically improve us, and he is not the type of player we need right now.
I'm after a proven player at this level who is a box to box type of player who can score goals, be creative, can tackle and is a leader on the pitch. I believe that Gary Jones is coming to the end of a great career, a legend in his short time at BCFC, Dean Furman would be a great player to either play with him or replace him when the time comes. He's a quality player who's all round game is light years ahead of David Syers. How Syers has become this mythical saviour is baffling. He certainly isn't what BCFC needs, we can do much better and need to do much better as this division is difficult with the need to acquire better players to be successful in it. I'm afraid David Syers would not have been the answer, obviously Phil Parkinson in regards to Syers thinks exactly the same.
I also don't necessarily think Syers is what we need, though his goals would be useful...As said I think he is a good L.2 player,whether he could do t in L.1 is debatable, but likewise with the criteria you set out this also rules Furman out as well, as he is unable to fulfil all the categories you state you want..particularly those of a goal scoring midfielder.
Regarding goals, I think you'll find that while at BCFC both had similar strike rates, but Furman is a far better all round midfield player. You'll get goals but Furman's all round game is also far superior. This whole Syers thing is total hype, he was never as good as folk made out, a decent 2nd division player, no more than that.... Furman is tried and tested at ist division level. He's exactly what BCFC need at present and can do it at Championship level. The whole Syers thing is so much hot air as Phil Parkinson would never have let him go if he rated him. Furman is good enough to play both Jones attacking midfield role or Doyle's defensive midfield role, which ever is needed on a given day, need i say more, only to say a deal with Doncaster could be done this month.
[quote][p][bold]northyorksbantam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]northyorksbantam[/bold] wrote: Depends what type of midfielder you are after....I would suggest City should be after one who scores goals or has some creativity to make things happen for the front men, for which we are lacking. If you look at the goal scoring record of the two, Syers has 18 career goals in 3 seasons, a lot of those from the bench. Furman has 14 goals in 6 seasons, so in that respect Syers is light years ahead of Furman, and Furman clearly not a goalscorer and will be similar to what we already have, specifically Doyle. We would need to lose one of our current midfielders to accommodate him as they are all similar types of player. This doesn't make Syers a better player (he is probably a good L.2 standard) or Furman a bad player, but from the stats and what I know of them they are totally different players offering different attributes. Unless you can say what else Furman brings to the table I'm not sure that he could drastically improve us, and he is not the type of player we need right now.[/p][/quote]I'm after a proven player at this level who is a box to box type of player who can score goals, be creative, can tackle and is a leader on the pitch. I believe that Gary Jones is coming to the end of a great career, a legend in his short time at BCFC, Dean Furman would be a great player to either play with him or replace him when the time comes. He's a quality player who's all round game is light years ahead of David Syers. How Syers has become this mythical saviour is baffling. He certainly isn't what BCFC needs, we can do much better and need to do much better as this division is difficult with the need to acquire better players to be successful in it. I'm afraid David Syers would not have been the answer, obviously Phil Parkinson in regards to Syers thinks exactly the same.[/p][/quote]I also don't necessarily think Syers is what we need, though his goals would be useful...As said I think he is a good L.2 player,whether he could do t in L.1 is debatable, but likewise with the criteria you set out this also rules Furman out as well, as he is unable to fulfil all the categories you state you want..particularly those of a goal scoring midfielder.[/p][/quote]Regarding goals, I think you'll find that while at BCFC both had similar strike rates, but Furman is a far better all round midfield player. You'll get goals but Furman's all round game is also far superior. This whole Syers thing is total hype, he was never as good as folk made out, a decent 2nd division player, no more than that.... Furman is tried and tested at ist division level. He's exactly what BCFC need at present and can do it at Championship level. The whole Syers thing is so much hot air as Phil Parkinson would never have let him go if he rated him. Furman is good enough to play both Jones attacking midfield role or Doyle's defensive midfield role, which ever is needed on a given day, need i say more, only to say a deal with Doncaster could be done this month. bcfc1903

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