Bradford City fans urged to respect departing Nahki Wells’ ambition

Nahki Wells netted 53 goals in 76 starts for City, including two hat-tricks

Nahki Wells netted 53 goals in 76 starts for City, including two hat-tricks

First published in Sport Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Photograph of the Author by , Bradford City Reporter

City fans were today urged not to be bitter at Nahki Wells for joining Huddersfield.

Wells last night signed a four-and-a-half-year deal with the Terriers and is available to make his Championship debut against Millwall this afternoon.

His move to their local rivals brought a strong reaction from a section of City fans – but joint-chairman Mark Lawn insisted the Bermudian deserves to be remembered fondly for his goal-scoring exploits. “Every single Bradford City supporter should wish Nahki the best in his future career,” said Lawn.

“He helped us stay up the year we were awful, he then helped us to get into a major cup final and then back to Wembley to win promotion.

“Of course, it was not just him but his goals went a long way. We should have nothing but admiration for the lad and what he has achieved with this club.

“You can’t knock any player for showing ambition and we hope he does really well.

“From a personal point of view, I’ve had some very dark times over the past couple of years and Nahki, along with Phil Parkinson, his staff and the players, got me through that with their achievements.

“I think that shouldn’t be forgotten and I certainly hope to see Nahki one day fulfil his ambition and play in the Premier League. There’s no reason why he can’t.”

The undisclosed fee is thought to be in the region of £1.5million and breaks Huddersfield’s previous record for Marcus Stewart in 1996. The price tag will be further boosted by add-ons based on goals, appearances and promotion and a sizeable sell-on clause.

The T&A understands City were hoping to bring in a replacement in time to play against Bristol City today but any deal won’t happen now by the midday loan deadline.

They have identified several possible strikers, one of them thought to be Aaron McLean of Hull.

Wells enjoyed a prolific record for City and netted 53 goals from 76 starts, including two hat-tricks, after Peter Jackson was persuaded to take a punt on the raw youngster when he was released by Carlisle in the summer of 2011.

He also equalled a club record that had stood for over half a century by scoring in eight successive games at the start of the season.

With 15 goals in League One so far, the onus is now on the team to prove they can still score without him.

Lawn said: “The gauntlet has been thrown down and it’s up to the others to respond.

“Bradford City isn’t just Nahki Wells and never has been. Nahki Wells helped us to achieve what we have but it was a team effort.

“We won games down to team effort and now it’s time for the team to respond and get us those wins we need.”

The money will ensure City have a competitive playing budget again next year. Another knock-on effect should see season tickets maintained at their low prices.

Huddersfield were the third team to make a bid for the striker after City rejected offers from Peterborough last summer and then Wolves. In each case, Wells would have been reluctant to join another club in League One.

There was talk of a Premier League club showing an interest and Wigan were also thought to have enquired.

Lawn said: “Huddersfield were the team he wanted to join. We had other people interested but this was the one Nahki was pushing for.

“When we realised that Nahki wanted to go, it was time for us to move on so we can begin the search for someone else.”

While Wells finally left Valley Parade, there were also two incoming players on a hectic day of business.

Aston Villa’s highly-rated teenage winger Jordan Graham and Sheffield Wednesday goalkeeper Arron Jameson both joined City on a month’s loan. Both go straight into today’s squad.

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8:13am Sat 11 Jan 14

Thee Voice of Reason says...

What ambition? A middle of the road Championship club, is that the level of ambition. Seems Huddersfield came with a big bag of cash, quadrupled his wages and ambition went out the window.
A move to Derby, Forest, Leicester, would have shown ambition. Huddersfield are just where Bradford hope to be in a few years. Thays not ambition.
What ambition? A middle of the road Championship club, is that the level of ambition. Seems Huddersfield came with a big bag of cash, quadrupled his wages and ambition went out the window. A move to Derby, Forest, Leicester, would have shown ambition. Huddersfield are just where Bradford hope to be in a few years. Thays not ambition. Thee Voice of Reason
  • Score: 13

8:17am Sat 11 Jan 14

food_for_thought says...

Quite depressing to see some of the tripe written in comments elsewhere on this site and on Twitter. There really are some small-minded idiots out there! Nahki has served City well and deserves our appreciation for that. He's a professional footballer who simply wants to enjoy the best career he can, and should not be blamed for that! Personally, I'm not entirely sure that Huddersfield is the best choice for him, but he, and his advisors, are in a much better place to make a judgement on that than I am. So thanks for the memories Nahki and good luck for your future career.
Quite depressing to see some of the tripe written in comments elsewhere on this site and on Twitter. There really are some small-minded idiots out there! Nahki has served City well and deserves our appreciation for that. He's a professional footballer who simply wants to enjoy the best career he can, and should not be blamed for that! Personally, I'm not entirely sure that Huddersfield is the best choice for him, but he, and his advisors, are in a much better place to make a judgement on that than I am. So thanks for the memories Nahki and good luck for your future career. food_for_thought
  • Score: 41

8:25am Sat 11 Jan 14

Thee Voice of Reason says...

It's clear his heart hasn't been in it for the last few days and one has to ask had he been approached prior to the window?
The phoney injury again Swindon.
If his head isn't at BCFC then neither should he. We need players giving 100% for the club not those who don't want to be here.
It's clear his heart hasn't been in it for the last few days and one has to ask had he been approached prior to the window? The phoney injury again Swindon. If his head isn't at BCFC then neither should he. We need players giving 100% for the club not those who don't want to be here. Thee Voice of Reason
  • Score: 29

8:38am Sat 11 Jan 14

BantamMark says...

The lad has given me some fantastic memorises last year and for that I'll always be greatful, Good luck Nahki. I do find it hard to understand the "ambition" shown by signing for a club that last year was 1 game away from playing in the same division as us and has a smaller fan base. It will be interesting to see the welcome he gets when we are both playing championship football.
The lad has given me some fantastic memorises last year and for that I'll always be greatful, Good luck Nahki. I do find it hard to understand the "ambition" shown by signing for a club that last year was 1 game away from playing in the same division as us and has a smaller fan base. It will be interesting to see the welcome he gets when we are both playing championship football. BantamMark
  • Score: 23

8:47am Sat 11 Jan 14

silverbantam says...

What a patronising article !

How is it ambitious to join a mid table Championship club that get lower crowds than City !

Mark Lawn talking out of his backside as usual !

As Jamie Lawrence says it is immoral to sell to fierce local rivals.

And they've even messed up getting a replacement in for today.
What a patronising article ! How is it ambitious to join a mid table Championship club that get lower crowds than City ! Mark Lawn talking out of his backside as usual ! As Jamie Lawrence says it is immoral to sell to fierce local rivals. And they've even messed up getting a replacement in for today. silverbantam
  • Score: -3

8:56am Sat 11 Jan 14

Rambo says...

The club should have shown us fans some respect and not used a picture of him holding a Town shirt on own on websit as the main image. What a stupid idea that was.
The club should have shown us fans some respect and not used a picture of him holding a Town shirt on own on websit as the main image. What a stupid idea that was. Rambo
  • Score: 47

8:57am Sat 11 Jan 14

Solomon Grundy says...

Good luck to him. Time to move on.
Good luck to him. Time to move on. Solomon Grundy
  • Score: 10

9:06am Sat 11 Jan 14

Victor Clayton says...

Well said Mark lawn.
Well said Mark lawn. Victor Clayton
  • Score: 0

9:20am Sat 11 Jan 14

BantamMark says...

Rambo wrote:
The club should have shown us fans some respect and not used a picture of him holding a Town shirt on own on websit as the main image. What a stupid idea that was.
I really don't think the club, Mr Lawn or Nahki get it, we don't have an issue with him leaving, in fact we all accepted it would happen a in some quarters supported it to fund the future. But it's who he's left us for!
[quote][p][bold]Rambo[/bold] wrote: The club should have shown us fans some respect and not used a picture of him holding a Town shirt on own on websit as the main image. What a stupid idea that was.[/p][/quote]I really don't think the club, Mr Lawn or Nahki get it, we don't have an issue with him leaving, in fact we all accepted it would happen a in some quarters supported it to fund the future. But it's who he's left us for! BantamMark
  • Score: 26

9:27am Sat 11 Jan 14

silverbantam says...

I live in Brighouse surrounded by Huddersfield fans.

I work with Huddersfield fans.

I have "friends" who are Huddersfield fans.

How do you think I feel this morning ?

My young nephew was in tears after getting stick off Huddersfield fans yesterday.
I live in Brighouse surrounded by Huddersfield fans. I work with Huddersfield fans. I have "friends" who are Huddersfield fans. How do you think I feel this morning ? My young nephew was in tears after getting stick off Huddersfield fans yesterday. silverbantam
  • Score: 30

9:30am Sat 11 Jan 14

Victor Clayton says...

BantamMark wrote:
Rambo wrote:
The club should have shown us fans some respect and not used a picture of him holding a Town shirt on own on websit as the main image. What a stupid idea that was.
I really don't think the club, Mr Lawn or Nahki get it, we don't have an issue with him leaving, in fact we all accepted it would happen a in some quarters supported it to fund the future. But it's who he's left us for!
If it had been Leeds, I could understand all the anger. But maybe that's because there are no town fans in Clayton.
[quote][p][bold]BantamMark[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rambo[/bold] wrote: The club should have shown us fans some respect and not used a picture of him holding a Town shirt on own on websit as the main image. What a stupid idea that was.[/p][/quote]I really don't think the club, Mr Lawn or Nahki get it, we don't have an issue with him leaving, in fact we all accepted it would happen a in some quarters supported it to fund the future. But it's who he's left us for![/p][/quote]If it had been Leeds, I could understand all the anger. But maybe that's because there are no town fans in Clayton. Victor Clayton
  • Score: -10

9:35am Sat 11 Jan 14

Wakefield Bantam says...

Good luck to Nahki, but who wants a cheap season ticket when the ambition is diluted?
Good luck to Nahki, but who wants a cheap season ticket when the ambition is diluted? Wakefield Bantam
  • Score: 15

9:35am Sat 11 Jan 14

dannbradfc says...

A competitive playing budget for next season? Can't wait for the weve overspent t and a headlines in the summer ;-)........ps we need to concentrate on staying up first. ....
A competitive playing budget for next season? Can't wait for the weve overspent t and a headlines in the summer ;-)........ps we need to concentrate on staying up first. .... dannbradfc
  • Score: 22

9:36am Sat 11 Jan 14

Rambo says...

To further my earlier post, Im not one of those foul mouthed twitter chavs, but after a hectic day with no word from the club they must have known emotions would have been running high and an image like that would not have helped things.
To further my earlier post, Im not one of those foul mouthed twitter chavs, but after a hectic day with no word from the club they must have known emotions would have been running high and an image like that would not have helped things. Rambo
  • Score: 7

9:36am Sat 11 Jan 14

mwallwork says...

I think this is a great move for City (although i wish it were another average club) if Wells went to a Championship club capable of promotion to the Premiership (ie not Town) then we may not see any form of return from the sell on clause. By going to a mid table club, if Wells bangs in a load of goals then they are likely to sell him on like they did with Rhodes. Wells is more likely to start at Town than better Championship clubs therefore we alao get fees in the meantime. We probably could have maximised the initial value by selling to a bigger and better club but that would had lead to losing out in the long term from sell on, appearance fees etc.

It is a bit like the George Green transfer options, go with a big club amd possibly miss out on appearance and sell ons or go with a selling club and take a chance - do you take an extra £100k now or have the opportunity for £1m in a couple of years?

The latter is transformative and former helps with a couple of bills.
I think this is a great move for City (although i wish it were another average club) if Wells went to a Championship club capable of promotion to the Premiership (ie not Town) then we may not see any form of return from the sell on clause. By going to a mid table club, if Wells bangs in a load of goals then they are likely to sell him on like they did with Rhodes. Wells is more likely to start at Town than better Championship clubs therefore we alao get fees in the meantime. We probably could have maximised the initial value by selling to a bigger and better club but that would had lead to losing out in the long term from sell on, appearance fees etc. It is a bit like the George Green transfer options, go with a big club amd possibly miss out on appearance and sell ons or go with a selling club and take a chance - do you take an extra £100k now or have the opportunity for £1m in a couple of years? The latter is transformative and former helps with a couple of bills. mwallwork
  • Score: 23

9:37am Sat 11 Jan 14

otleygent says...

food_for_thought wrote:
Quite depressing to see some of the tripe written in comments elsewhere on this site and on Twitter. There really are some small-minded idiots out there! Nahki has served City well and deserves our appreciation for that. He's a professional footballer who simply wants to enjoy the best career he can, and should not be blamed for that! Personally, I'm not entirely sure that Huddersfield is the best choice for him, but he, and his advisors, are in a much better place to make a judgement on that than I am. So thanks for the memories Nahki and good luck for your future career.
I agree completely. Thanks for everything, Nakhi, and good luck for the future
[quote][p][bold]food_for_thought[/bold] wrote: Quite depressing to see some of the tripe written in comments elsewhere on this site and on Twitter. There really are some small-minded idiots out there! Nahki has served City well and deserves our appreciation for that. He's a professional footballer who simply wants to enjoy the best career he can, and should not be blamed for that! Personally, I'm not entirely sure that Huddersfield is the best choice for him, but he, and his advisors, are in a much better place to make a judgement on that than I am. So thanks for the memories Nahki and good luck for your future career.[/p][/quote]I agree completely. Thanks for everything, Nakhi, and good luck for the future otleygent
  • Score: 7

9:38am Sat 11 Jan 14

silverbantam says...

Victor Clayton wrote:
BantamMark wrote:
Rambo wrote:
The club should have shown us fans some respect and not used a picture of him holding a Town shirt on own on websit as the main image. What a stupid idea that was.
I really don't think the club, Mr Lawn or Nahki get it, we don't have an issue with him leaving, in fact we all accepted it would happen a in some quarters supported it to fund the future. But it's who he's left us for!
If it had been Leeds, I could understand all the anger. But maybe that's because there are no town fans in Clayton.
Leeds would have been better than Town.

Obviously a bigger club than City with a realistic chance of the Premiership in the near future.
[quote][p][bold]Victor Clayton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BantamMark[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rambo[/bold] wrote: The club should have shown us fans some respect and not used a picture of him holding a Town shirt on own on websit as the main image. What a stupid idea that was.[/p][/quote]I really don't think the club, Mr Lawn or Nahki get it, we don't have an issue with him leaving, in fact we all accepted it would happen a in some quarters supported it to fund the future. But it's who he's left us for![/p][/quote]If it had been Leeds, I could understand all the anger. But maybe that's because there are no town fans in Clayton.[/p][/quote]Leeds would have been better than Town. Obviously a bigger club than City with a realistic chance of the Premiership in the near future. silverbantam
  • Score: 8

9:39am Sat 11 Jan 14

BantamMark says...

Victor Clayton wrote:
BantamMark wrote:
Rambo wrote:
The club should have shown us fans some respect and not used a picture of him holding a Town shirt on own on websit as the main image. What a stupid idea that was.
I really don't think the club, Mr Lawn or Nahki get it, we don't have an issue with him leaving, in fact we all accepted it would happen a in some quarters supported it to fund the future. But it's who he's left us for!
If it had been Leeds, I could understand all the anger. But maybe that's because there are no town fans in Clayton.
Leeds as much as it pains me to say are a massive club who'll be back in the PL in the next couple of seasons playing in front of 40k fans - that I would have understood. Huddersfield.. We'll they won't be and I don't.
[quote][p][bold]Victor Clayton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BantamMark[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rambo[/bold] wrote: The club should have shown us fans some respect and not used a picture of him holding a Town shirt on own on websit as the main image. What a stupid idea that was.[/p][/quote]I really don't think the club, Mr Lawn or Nahki get it, we don't have an issue with him leaving, in fact we all accepted it would happen a in some quarters supported it to fund the future. But it's who he's left us for![/p][/quote]If it had been Leeds, I could understand all the anger. But maybe that's because there are no town fans in Clayton.[/p][/quote]Leeds as much as it pains me to say are a massive club who'll be back in the PL in the next couple of seasons playing in front of 40k fans - that I would have understood. Huddersfield.. We'll they won't be and I don't. BantamMark
  • Score: 9

9:41am Sat 11 Jan 14

Rambo says...

If we are going to be stuck in a perennial cycle of selling the family silver just to prop up the club overheads, then we should have folded and started again.

The fans will not stand for selling a player for cash (as opposed to a 13-14 year old) and not see money go on player investment. With the clubs recent record of what they've done when money has come in, I have little confidence any will be spent on getting suitable replacements.
If we are going to be stuck in a perennial cycle of selling the family silver just to prop up the club overheads, then we should have folded and started again. The fans will not stand for selling a player for cash (as opposed to a 13-14 year old) and not see money go on player investment. With the clubs recent record of what they've done when money has come in, I have little confidence any will be spent on getting suitable replacements. Rambo
  • Score: 10

9:43am Sat 11 Jan 14

TeamDevilHTAFC says...

...it's about time some of you Chicken fans woke up and smelt the farmyard. If you 'd done your research first and seen the investment, potential, infrastructure, increased revenue, improvement and stability that has been instilled into the might HTAFC, you will realise that this is an 'ambitious' move for our new player. We WILL be in the promise land within the next 3 seasons. That is the reality of our situation, not Bradford's. ;)
...it's about time some of you Chicken fans woke up and smelt the farmyard. If you 'd done your research first and seen the investment, potential, infrastructure, increased revenue, improvement and stability that has been instilled into the might HTAFC, you will realise that this is an 'ambitious' move for our new player. We WILL be in the promise land within the next 3 seasons. That is the reality of our situation, not Bradford's. ;) TeamDevilHTAFC
  • Score: -9

9:48am Sat 11 Jan 14

Hove edge bantam says...

Watched City for over 40 years now
THIS IS NOTHING NEW
We have always sold our best players I thought this time our board cared for the club and it's fans but sadly not Only a certain GR had the club and it's fans at heart but for 6 weeks of madness we would still be a premier league club Nahki is now twinned with a certain Mr Hendrie who only thought of himself and Bradford rescued his career as well Where has his Bradford City column gone ?? Would be interested to see his comments
SEE BOBBY CAMPBELL for TRUE LOYALTY
Watched City for over 40 years now THIS IS NOTHING NEW We have always sold our best players I thought this time our board cared for the club and it's fans but sadly not Only a certain GR had the club and it's fans at heart but for 6 weeks of madness we would still be a premier league club Nahki is now twinned with a certain Mr Hendrie who only thought of himself and Bradford rescued his career as well Where has his Bradford City column gone ?? Would be interested to see his comments SEE BOBBY CAMPBELL for TRUE LOYALTY Hove edge bantam
  • Score: 16

9:51am Sat 11 Jan 14

TeamDevilHTAFC says...

...furthermore, those of you who believe that a move fro NW to L**ds would have been better for him.....are delusional. L**ds are in serious trouble and will now slide down the Championship. They have no backbone to Thierry team and have beaten similar / worse teams in their 'lucky run'. Now that they face all the stronger teams, you'll see the real non-quality of Bruan McD's White washed side.
...furthermore, those of you who believe that a move fro NW to L**ds would have been better for him.....are delusional. L**ds are in serious trouble and will now slide down the Championship. They have no backbone to Thierry team and have beaten similar / worse teams in their 'lucky run'. Now that they face all the stronger teams, you'll see the real non-quality of Bruan McD's White washed side. TeamDevilHTAFC
  • Score: -7

9:53am Sat 11 Jan 14

bantam10 says...

Lets go on a good run now and try to go up and show wells he should of stayed with us.
Wouldn't it be ironic if they went down and we went up lol!
Lets go on a good run now and try to go up and show wells he should of stayed with us. Wouldn't it be ironic if they went down and we went up lol! bantam10
  • Score: 4

10:00am Sat 11 Jan 14

bantam10 says...

Huddersfield scum fans are actually worse and more annoying than Leeds.
In fact I hate them more!
Your going nowhere Huddersfield.
You seem to think your some big club heading towards the prem but dream on lol.
Huddersfield scum fans are actually worse and more annoying than Leeds. In fact I hate them more! Your going nowhere Huddersfield. You seem to think your some big club heading towards the prem but dream on lol. bantam10
  • Score: -3

10:03am Sat 11 Jan 14

Geordie Bantam says...

Wow!! We are told to respect wells ambition....how as bradford city fans can we respect an ambition to join arch rivals a few miles down the road that are actually a smaller club with smaller crowds. That aint an ambition to respect. Wells has shown a total lack of respect to everyone connected with bcafc by moving to the TBs. Rather than kissing his butt and thanking him why not remember we were the club that gave him his chance in english football and are responsible for him having a successful career. He has shown total direspect and for that I wish him all the worst. JUDAS.
Wow!! We are told to respect wells ambition....how as bradford city fans can we respect an ambition to join arch rivals a few miles down the road that are actually a smaller club with smaller crowds. That aint an ambition to respect. Wells has shown a total lack of respect to everyone connected with bcafc by moving to the TBs. Rather than kissing his butt and thanking him why not remember we were the club that gave him his chance in english football and are responsible for him having a successful career. He has shown total direspect and for that I wish him all the worst. JUDAS. Geordie Bantam
  • Score: 9

10:05am Sat 11 Jan 14

bantam10 says...

TeamDevilHTAFC wrote:
...furthermore, those of you who believe that a move fro NW to L**ds would have been better for him.....are delusional. L**ds are in serious trouble and will now slide down the Championship. They have no backbone to Thierry team and have beaten similar / worse teams in their 'lucky run'. Now that they face all the stronger teams, you'll see the real non-quality of Bruan McD's White washed side.
Your living in a dream world fella.
Like it or not, Leeds will always be a bigger club than you.
Your mid table. You just messing about and now gonna make a charge for the play offs?
Is there something you know I don't?
Your an average team in an average position.
Get over it!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]TeamDevilHTAFC[/bold] wrote: ...furthermore, those of you who believe that a move fro NW to L**ds would have been better for him.....are delusional. L**ds are in serious trouble and will now slide down the Championship. They have no backbone to Thierry team and have beaten similar / worse teams in their 'lucky run'. Now that they face all the stronger teams, you'll see the real non-quality of Bruan McD's White washed side.[/p][/quote]Your living in a dream world fella. Like it or not, Leeds will always be a bigger club than you. Your mid table. You just messing about and now gonna make a charge for the play offs? Is there something you know I don't? Your an average team in an average position. Get over it!!!!! bantam10
  • Score: -1

10:07am Sat 11 Jan 14

glorious1911 says...

This isn't a move for ambition which is what was claimed. I suspect that Nahki has been tempted by a big jump in wages and been sulking until he can get it. I wish him the best but the Clown fans shouldn't deceive themselves about loyalty, As soon as he scents more dosh he will be off again. Fingers crossed we get a decent cut. On balance though I am gutted and I suspect the season is now over.
This isn't a move for ambition which is what was claimed. I suspect that Nahki has been tempted by a big jump in wages and been sulking until he can get it. I wish him the best but the Clown fans shouldn't deceive themselves about loyalty, As soon as he scents more dosh he will be off again. Fingers crossed we get a decent cut. On balance though I am gutted and I suspect the season is now over. glorious1911
  • Score: 6

10:08am Sat 11 Jan 14

Edinburgh -bantam says...

I echo Mark Lawn's comments about Nahki, he gave us many good memories

This should be the final article on here about the new Town player. Let those interested read the Huddersfield Examiner.

It's time to concentrate on those players that want to wear the claret and amber.
I echo Mark Lawn's comments about Nahki, he gave us many good memories This should be the final article on here about the new Town player. Let those interested read the Huddersfield Examiner. It's time to concentrate on those players that want to wear the claret and amber. Edinburgh -bantam
  • Score: 15

10:08am Sat 11 Jan 14

Victor Clayton says...

Rambo wrote:
If we are going to be stuck in a perennial cycle of selling the family silver just to prop up the club overheads, then we should have folded and started again.

The fans will not stand for selling a player for cash (as opposed to a 13-14 year old) and not see money go on player investment. With the clubs recent record of what they've done when money has come in, I have little confidence any will be spent on getting suitable replacements.
Is the answer to put the price of a season ticket etc up? How loyal is our fan base and how much are they willing to pay to see a higher standard of football at valley parade?
[quote][p][bold]Rambo[/bold] wrote: If we are going to be stuck in a perennial cycle of selling the family silver just to prop up the club overheads, then we should have folded and started again. The fans will not stand for selling a player for cash (as opposed to a 13-14 year old) and not see money go on player investment. With the clubs recent record of what they've done when money has come in, I have little confidence any will be spent on getting suitable replacements.[/p][/quote]Is the answer to put the price of a season ticket etc up? How loyal is our fan base and how much are they willing to pay to see a higher standard of football at valley parade? Victor Clayton
  • Score: 8

10:11am Sat 11 Jan 14

Waynus1971 says...

Good luck Nahki. I hope you don't get bum raped by fans who misunderstand the term 'he's like a black whippet'..! If it's true that Wells was the one pushing through this deal, then I have lost respect for him. I will never forget his goals and I thank him for helping me to enjoy football at VP again. But I can't accept this 'get behind him because he has shown he has ambition' statement.

Is Lawn saying that we have NO ambition of our own or that he doesn't believe we would be challenging the top6 in the Championship over the next 4.5years.

I appreciate that Wells had indicated he wanted to move on quickly and PP claimed his head had gone up to 2mths ago. I don't buy that, but it was obvious that leading up to the window and OUR constant talk of him leaving would affect him. As Tyker said, Wells was treated as a whore with our board acting as his pimp...!

One bigger concern is the disappearance of money at City since our wheels started turning again. We all know Lawn was repaid his loan, but where is the rest of last season's and this season's money gone? Baldwin had claimed, following promotion, that our success should add a further £2m - £2.5m in commercial income for this season. Where had it gone?

If we are relying on selling a Nahki every other season to keep us competitive in L1, what's the point? Where would we have been had Wells stayed put? Are the club going to start pimping McBurnie next? After all, we will be in the same boat of needing cash to fund a squad come the end of 2014/15 season?

If selling cheap tickets means the club are forced to sell their Crown Jewels every time they show a bit of extra talent, then scrap them and start adding £50 to each adult ticket, £25 to each Flexi card and £4 to match day ticket prices. Keep juniors & u11s the same and let's show more ambition.

Then the next Nahki wouldn't be so desperate to leave a club he was idolised at to join their fiercest rivals...........!
Good luck Nahki. I hope you don't get bum raped by fans who misunderstand the term 'he's like a black whippet'..! If it's true that Wells was the one pushing through this deal, then I have lost respect for him. I will never forget his goals and I thank him for helping me to enjoy football at VP again. But I can't accept this 'get behind him because he has shown he has ambition' statement. Is Lawn saying that we have NO ambition of our own or that he doesn't believe we would be challenging the top6 in the Championship over the next 4.5years. I appreciate that Wells had indicated he wanted to move on quickly and PP claimed his head had gone up to 2mths ago. I don't buy that, but it was obvious that leading up to the window and OUR constant talk of him leaving would affect him. As Tyker said, Wells was treated as a whore with our board acting as his pimp...! One bigger concern is the disappearance of money at City since our wheels started turning again. We all know Lawn was repaid his loan, but where is the rest of last season's and this season's money gone? Baldwin had claimed, following promotion, that our success should add a further £2m - £2.5m in commercial income for this season. Where had it gone? If we are relying on selling a Nahki every other season to keep us competitive in L1, what's the point? Where would we have been had Wells stayed put? Are the club going to start pimping McBurnie next? After all, we will be in the same boat of needing cash to fund a squad come the end of 2014/15 season? If selling cheap tickets means the club are forced to sell their Crown Jewels every time they show a bit of extra talent, then scrap them and start adding £50 to each adult ticket, £25 to each Flexi card and £4 to match day ticket prices. Keep juniors & u11s the same and let's show more ambition. Then the next Nahki wouldn't be so desperate to leave a club he was idolised at to join their fiercest rivals...........! Waynus1971
  • Score: 0

10:17am Sat 11 Jan 14

Freddy says...

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Good luck to Wells. Thank you for your Football, at City.
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NOW LET's DO IT AGAIN!!!!!/.
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Consolidate this Season. Change the Playing Staff where necessary. Hope Wells does well !--and gives City more money,when transferred.
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Aim for further development this year, and go for promotion next Season.
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* Good luck to Wells. Thank you for your Football, at City. * NOW LET's DO IT AGAIN!!!!!/. * Consolidate this Season. Change the Playing Staff where necessary. Hope Wells does well !--and gives City more money,when transferred. * Aim for further development this year, and go for promotion next Season. * Freddy
  • Score: 2

10:19am Sat 11 Jan 14

fatbloke says...

For all the fans that think Wells is 'that good' why can't Town reach the prem within a few years?

Personally, I genuinely believe they have wasted their cash.
For all the fans that think Wells is 'that good' why can't Town reach the prem within a few years? Personally, I genuinely believe they have wasted their cash. fatbloke
  • Score: -2

10:26am Sat 11 Jan 14

Wakefield Bantam says...

Waynus1971 wrote:
Good luck Nahki. I hope you don't get bum raped by fans who misunderstand the term 'he's like a black whippet'..! If it's true that Wells was the one pushing through this deal, then I have lost respect for him. I will never forget his goals and I thank him for helping me to enjoy football at VP again. But I can't accept this 'get behind him because he has shown he has ambition' statement.

Is Lawn saying that we have NO ambition of our own or that he doesn't believe we would be challenging the top6 in the Championship over the next 4.5years.

I appreciate that Wells had indicated he wanted to move on quickly and PP claimed his head had gone up to 2mths ago. I don't buy that, but it was obvious that leading up to the window and OUR constant talk of him leaving would affect him. As Tyker said, Wells was treated as a whore with our board acting as his pimp...!

One bigger concern is the disappearance of money at City since our wheels started turning again. We all know Lawn was repaid his loan, but where is the rest of last season's and this season's money gone? Baldwin had claimed, following promotion, that our success should add a further £2m - £2.5m in commercial income for this season. Where had it gone?

If we are relying on selling a Nahki every other season to keep us competitive in L1, what's the point? Where would we have been had Wells stayed put? Are the club going to start pimping McBurnie next? After all, we will be in the same boat of needing cash to fund a squad come the end of 2014/15 season?

If selling cheap tickets means the club are forced to sell their Crown Jewels every time they show a bit of extra talent, then scrap them and start adding £50 to each adult ticket, £25 to each Flexi card and £4 to match day ticket prices. Keep juniors & u11s the same and let's show more ambition.

Then the next Nahki wouldn't be so desperate to leave a club he was idolised at to join their fiercest rivals...........!
"If selling cheap tickets means the club are forced to sell their Crown Jewels every time they show a bit of extra talent, then scrap them and start adding £50 to each adult ticket, £25 to each Flexi card and £4 to match day ticket prices. Keep juniors & u11s the same and let's show more ambition."

Totally agree like I stated before who wants a cheap season ticket when it dilutes ambition. The board are not as strong as I had hoped and clearly we need another investor or investors ?
[quote][p][bold]Waynus1971[/bold] wrote: Good luck Nahki. I hope you don't get bum raped by fans who misunderstand the term 'he's like a black whippet'..! If it's true that Wells was the one pushing through this deal, then I have lost respect for him. I will never forget his goals and I thank him for helping me to enjoy football at VP again. But I can't accept this 'get behind him because he has shown he has ambition' statement. Is Lawn saying that we have NO ambition of our own or that he doesn't believe we would be challenging the top6 in the Championship over the next 4.5years. I appreciate that Wells had indicated he wanted to move on quickly and PP claimed his head had gone up to 2mths ago. I don't buy that, but it was obvious that leading up to the window and OUR constant talk of him leaving would affect him. As Tyker said, Wells was treated as a whore with our board acting as his pimp...! One bigger concern is the disappearance of money at City since our wheels started turning again. We all know Lawn was repaid his loan, but where is the rest of last season's and this season's money gone? Baldwin had claimed, following promotion, that our success should add a further £2m - £2.5m in commercial income for this season. Where had it gone? If we are relying on selling a Nahki every other season to keep us competitive in L1, what's the point? Where would we have been had Wells stayed put? Are the club going to start pimping McBurnie next? After all, we will be in the same boat of needing cash to fund a squad come the end of 2014/15 season? If selling cheap tickets means the club are forced to sell their Crown Jewels every time they show a bit of extra talent, then scrap them and start adding £50 to each adult ticket, £25 to each Flexi card and £4 to match day ticket prices. Keep juniors & u11s the same and let's show more ambition. Then the next Nahki wouldn't be so desperate to leave a club he was idolised at to join their fiercest rivals...........![/p][/quote]"If selling cheap tickets means the club are forced to sell their Crown Jewels every time they show a bit of extra talent, then scrap them and start adding £50 to each adult ticket, £25 to each Flexi card and £4 to match day ticket prices. Keep juniors & u11s the same and let's show more ambition." Totally agree like I stated before who wants a cheap season ticket when it dilutes ambition. The board are not as strong as I had hoped and clearly we need another investor or investors ? Wakefield Bantam
  • Score: 13

10:31am Sat 11 Jan 14

Sandy lane bantam says...

The depressing thing about that interview is that lawn says the money will ensure a competitive playing budget for next season! What about this season?! Am I missing something? We are only halfway through and heading in the wrong direction.

We have to respect nahkis ambition, yes, but what about our ambition? Do we have any?
The depressing thing about that interview is that lawn says the money will ensure a competitive playing budget for next season! What about this season?! Am I missing something? We are only halfway through and heading in the wrong direction. We have to respect nahkis ambition, yes, but what about our ambition? Do we have any? Sandy lane bantam
  • Score: 16

10:40am Sat 11 Jan 14

Crags says...

I hope it's not the slippery slope for city now. No consistent goal scorer left which shows how much we relied on Wells goals. Who are city realistically going to bring in to replace him as the money appears to be earmarked for next season. The confidence in the team is shot reflected by the last 15 games and a decent goal scorer would give the team a much needed boost for the business end of the season. The decision to sell to Town apparently influenced by the Wells camp as brought about a really bad taste amongst City fans, me included. Bristol City must be relishing playing us today. Oh by the way Lawn don't be too harsh on Meredith as the sale of Wells to Hudds tops that for me.
I hope it's not the slippery slope for city now. No consistent goal scorer left which shows how much we relied on Wells goals. Who are city realistically going to bring in to replace him as the money appears to be earmarked for next season. The confidence in the team is shot reflected by the last 15 games and a decent goal scorer would give the team a much needed boost for the business end of the season. The decision to sell to Town apparently influenced by the Wells camp as brought about a really bad taste amongst City fans, me included. Bristol City must be relishing playing us today. Oh by the way Lawn don't be too harsh on Meredith as the sale of Wells to Hudds tops that for me. Crags
  • Score: 1

10:42am Sat 11 Jan 14

binaryBantam says...

Sandy lane bantam wrote:
The depressing thing about that interview is that lawn says the money will ensure a competitive playing budget for next season! What about this season?! Am I missing something? We are only halfway through and heading in the wrong direction.

We have to respect nahkis ambition, yes, but what about our ambition? Do we have any?
I personally don't see much point spending loads of cash this season now.
We're not in the run in for promotion, and we just need to strengthen a little bit more in order to stay up.
The money would be best spent by making a proper go of it next season. Offload some of the dead wood we seem to have acquired, freeing up the wages and then making some power signings to really push next season.
[quote][p][bold]Sandy lane bantam[/bold] wrote: The depressing thing about that interview is that lawn says the money will ensure a competitive playing budget for next season! What about this season?! Am I missing something? We are only halfway through and heading in the wrong direction. We have to respect nahkis ambition, yes, but what about our ambition? Do we have any?[/p][/quote]I personally don't see much point spending loads of cash this season now. We're not in the run in for promotion, and we just need to strengthen a little bit more in order to stay up. The money would be best spent by making a proper go of it next season. Offload some of the dead wood we seem to have acquired, freeing up the wages and then making some power signings to really push next season. binaryBantam
  • Score: 4

10:44am Sat 11 Jan 14

moanmoanwhingewhinge says...

That headline is a complete joke. Most City fans would have been happy to 'respect his ambition' had he joined Forest, Reading, Villa etc etc but to suggest he's gone to the Scummersfield Clowns due to 'ambition' is an absolute joke. He's refused to even talk about a contract and not tried in games to force City to sell him fo peanuts and for what? For a big signing on fee and increased wage. To say he's gone to the dog-botherers to further his career is to take the p!$$ out of the fans. The only 'ambition' he's shown by going there is to increase his bank balance, bang in a few goals and then join a proper team 18 months down the line. I'd have hated him to join the Scum but at least you could have said that would have shown some ambition. Joining a mid-table team, with a small fan-base, who were 10 minutes away from relegation and whose fans gave the most pathetic display of 'support' I have seen in 30 years of watching football when we played them earlier this year is not 'ambitious' so, no, I will not 'respect' him. And, yes, that choice of picture on the City website was an absolutely infuriating thing to see
That headline is a complete joke. Most City fans would have been happy to 'respect his ambition' had he joined Forest, Reading, Villa etc etc but to suggest he's gone to the Scummersfield Clowns due to 'ambition' is an absolute joke. He's refused to even talk about a contract and not tried in games to force City to sell him fo peanuts and for what? For a big signing on fee and increased wage. To say he's gone to the dog-botherers to further his career is to take the p!$$ out of the fans. The only 'ambition' he's shown by going there is to increase his bank balance, bang in a few goals and then join a proper team 18 months down the line. I'd have hated him to join the Scum but at least you could have said that would have shown some ambition. Joining a mid-table team, with a small fan-base, who were 10 minutes away from relegation and whose fans gave the most pathetic display of 'support' I have seen in 30 years of watching football when we played them earlier this year is not 'ambitious' so, no, I will not 'respect' him. And, yes, that choice of picture on the City website was an absolutely infuriating thing to see moanmoanwhingewhinge
  • Score: 7

10:46am Sat 11 Jan 14

schroeder says...

Good luck Nahki, break a leg...
Good luck Nahki, break a leg... schroeder
  • Score: 2

10:48am Sat 11 Jan 14

silverbantam says...

Geordie Bantam wrote:
Wow!! We are told to respect wells ambition....how as bradford city fans can we respect an ambition to join arch rivals a few miles down the road that are actually a smaller club with smaller crowds. That aint an ambition to respect. Wells has shown a total lack of respect to everyone connected with bcafc by moving to the TBs. Rather than kissing his butt and thanking him why not remember we were the club that gave him his chance in english football and are responsible for him having a successful career. He has shown total direspect and for that I wish him all the worst. JUDAS.
Agree 100%
[quote][p][bold]Geordie Bantam[/bold] wrote: Wow!! We are told to respect wells ambition....how as bradford city fans can we respect an ambition to join arch rivals a few miles down the road that are actually a smaller club with smaller crowds. That aint an ambition to respect. Wells has shown a total lack of respect to everyone connected with bcafc by moving to the TBs. Rather than kissing his butt and thanking him why not remember we were the club that gave him his chance in english football and are responsible for him having a successful career. He has shown total direspect and for that I wish him all the worst. JUDAS.[/p][/quote]Agree 100% silverbantam
  • Score: 7

10:50am Sat 11 Jan 14

Victor Clayton says...

Sandy lane bantam wrote:
The depressing thing about that interview is that lawn says the money will ensure a competitive playing budget for next season! What about this season?! Am I missing something? We are only halfway through and heading in the wrong direction.

We have to respect nahkis ambition, yes, but what about our ambition? Do we have any?
I think we are looking at loanees for this season. Which is preferable to signing the wrong players permanently. It is going to be a struggle, I just hope PP is capable of playing more than one system of football, because we do not have and are unlikely to get a player capable of nahki s roll.
[quote][p][bold]Sandy lane bantam[/bold] wrote: The depressing thing about that interview is that lawn says the money will ensure a competitive playing budget for next season! What about this season?! Am I missing something? We are only halfway through and heading in the wrong direction. We have to respect nahkis ambition, yes, but what about our ambition? Do we have any?[/p][/quote]I think we are looking at loanees for this season. Which is preferable to signing the wrong players permanently. It is going to be a struggle, I just hope PP is capable of playing more than one system of football, because we do not have and are unlikely to get a player capable of nahki s roll. Victor Clayton
  • Score: 6

10:53am Sat 11 Jan 14

silverbantam says...

moanmoanwhingewhinge wrote:
That headline is a complete joke. Most City fans would have been happy to 'respect his ambition' had he joined Forest, Reading, Villa etc etc but to suggest he's gone to the Scummersfield Clowns due to 'ambition' is an absolute joke. He's refused to even talk about a contract and not tried in games to force City to sell him fo peanuts and for what? For a big signing on fee and increased wage. To say he's gone to the dog-botherers to further his career is to take the p!$$ out of the fans. The only 'ambition' he's shown by going there is to increase his bank balance, bang in a few goals and then join a proper team 18 months down the line. I'd have hated him to join the Scum but at least you could have said that would have shown some ambition. Joining a mid-table team, with a small fan-base, who were 10 minutes away from relegation and whose fans gave the most pathetic display of 'support' I have seen in 30 years of watching football when we played them earlier this year is not 'ambitious' so, no, I will not 'respect' him. And, yes, that choice of picture on the City website was an absolutely infuriating thing to see
Agree 100%
[quote][p][bold]moanmoanwhingewhinge[/bold] wrote: That headline is a complete joke. Most City fans would have been happy to 'respect his ambition' had he joined Forest, Reading, Villa etc etc but to suggest he's gone to the Scummersfield Clowns due to 'ambition' is an absolute joke. He's refused to even talk about a contract and not tried in games to force City to sell him fo peanuts and for what? For a big signing on fee and increased wage. To say he's gone to the dog-botherers to further his career is to take the p!$$ out of the fans. The only 'ambition' he's shown by going there is to increase his bank balance, bang in a few goals and then join a proper team 18 months down the line. I'd have hated him to join the Scum but at least you could have said that would have shown some ambition. Joining a mid-table team, with a small fan-base, who were 10 minutes away from relegation and whose fans gave the most pathetic display of 'support' I have seen in 30 years of watching football when we played them earlier this year is not 'ambitious' so, no, I will not 'respect' him. And, yes, that choice of picture on the City website was an absolutely infuriating thing to see[/p][/quote]Agree 100% silverbantam
  • Score: -3

10:53am Sat 11 Jan 14

moanmoanwhingewhinge says...

TeamDevilHTAFC wrote:
...furthermore, those of you who believe that a move fro NW to L**ds would have been better for him.....are delusional. L**ds are in serious trouble and will now slide down the Championship. They have no backbone to Thierry team and have beaten similar / worse teams in their 'lucky run'. Now that they face all the stronger teams, you'll see the real non-quality of Bruan McD's White washed side.
You're the delusional one. Your tinpot little jokers have less potential then us, let alone the scum. We saw the state of your 'support' when we played you earlier this year so your drivel about infrastructure and increased revenues falls on deaf ears (speaking of delusional it was hilarious to hear your fans on the radio after that game as they raved about scraping past our reserve team, seeing it as a catalyst to promotion / Wembley) . Much as I hate them the scum have just had new investment , they will always be far bigger than you. City regard Town fans as an irritant so god knows what L666s think of you. Also, who is 'Thierry's team?
[quote][p][bold]TeamDevilHTAFC[/bold] wrote: ...furthermore, those of you who believe that a move fro NW to L**ds would have been better for him.....are delusional. L**ds are in serious trouble and will now slide down the Championship. They have no backbone to Thierry team and have beaten similar / worse teams in their 'lucky run'. Now that they face all the stronger teams, you'll see the real non-quality of Bruan McD's White washed side.[/p][/quote]You're the delusional one. Your tinpot little jokers have less potential then us, let alone the scum. We saw the state of your 'support' when we played you earlier this year so your drivel about infrastructure and increased revenues falls on deaf ears (speaking of delusional it was hilarious to hear your fans on the radio after that game as they raved about scraping past our reserve team, seeing it as a catalyst to promotion / Wembley) . Much as I hate them the scum have just had new investment , they will always be far bigger than you. City regard Town fans as an irritant so god knows what L666s think of you. Also, who is 'Thierry's team? moanmoanwhingewhinge
  • Score: -8

10:55am Sat 11 Jan 14

Waynus1971 says...

Has PP taken this club as far as he can? Has he reached his plato; is that why Wells sees Town as the more ambitious club?

Our signings of late have been, at best, average. The likes of Gray, Nelson, de Vita, Yeates, Kennedy, Bates and even Ripley haven't done enough to force the manager to give them a run in the side. Some have been poor and, as I said above, others no better than average.

Don't know much about the 2 signings yesterday, but Aaron McLean???? I hope that's not really PPs next signing. If it is, you do have to start questioning his ability to bring in players to a League1 side. McLean is more akin to Hanson than Wells....!
Has PP taken this club as far as he can? Has he reached his plato; is that why Wells sees Town as the more ambitious club? Our signings of late have been, at best, average. The likes of Gray, Nelson, de Vita, Yeates, Kennedy, Bates and even Ripley haven't done enough to force the manager to give them a run in the side. Some have been poor and, as I said above, others no better than average. Don't know much about the 2 signings yesterday, but Aaron McLean???? I hope that's not really PPs next signing. If it is, you do have to start questioning his ability to bring in players to a League1 side. McLean is more akin to Hanson than Wells....! Waynus1971
  • Score: 5

10:57am Sat 11 Jan 14

essess says...

Gutted but it had to happen sooner than later so us true city fans have to move on starting at home today. Forget it's town good in a way cos of the sell on clause town are a selling club that's for sure. Nahki does not understand about local rivalry in the British game ( that's fair enough)so don't blame him also he does not have to move house. I think when the dust settles this will turn out to be a good deal for us, don't forget we are CITY TILL WE DIE
Gutted but it had to happen sooner than later so us true city fans have to move on starting at home today. Forget it's town good in a way cos of the sell on clause town are a selling club that's for sure. Nahki does not understand about local rivalry in the British game ( that's fair enough)so don't blame him also he does not have to move house. I think when the dust settles this will turn out to be a good deal for us, don't forget we are CITY TILL WE DIE essess
  • Score: 6

10:58am Sat 11 Jan 14

Cityman23 says...

The club may be using a bit of 'psychology' here (to try to keep fans on-side) in saying, "Don't blame 'NW' for having ambition. I think some might feel (incl. me) it's not Nahki going to Huddersfield so much as City's willingness to sell him to that club that rankles most!

The fee/details revealed DO NOT show a great piece of business for BCAFC (compared to big money deals in the recent era eg for Des Hamilton/Dean Richards) and it's possible the club panicked, thinking they'd be left with 'NW' at the end of the window as a depreciating asset and demotivated member of staff.

I must be honest and say that yes, I respect Nahki's ambitions but I am still unhappy that our best player, our talisman was allowed to go to our closest local rivals. And it was City that sanctioned that.

As I said on here days ago, I bear no illwill to 'NW'. He served us well and gave us great times (for a short time) but the deal that has been done is rightfully one that can be accepted or criticised. I personally choose to be one of those in the latter 'camp'.
The club may be using a bit of 'psychology' here (to try to keep fans on-side) in saying, "Don't blame 'NW' for having ambition. I think some might feel (incl. me) it's not Nahki going to Huddersfield so much as City's willingness to sell him to that club that rankles most! The fee/details revealed DO NOT show a great piece of business for BCAFC (compared to big money deals in the recent era eg for Des Hamilton/Dean Richards) and it's possible the club panicked, thinking they'd be left with 'NW' at the end of the window as a depreciating asset and demotivated member of staff. I must be honest and say that yes, I respect Nahki's ambitions but I am still unhappy that our best player, our talisman was allowed to go to our closest local rivals. And it was City that sanctioned that. As I said on here days ago, I bear no illwill to 'NW'. He served us well and gave us great times (for a short time) but the deal that has been done is rightfully one that can be accepted or criticised. I personally choose to be one of those in the latter 'camp'. Cityman23
  • Score: 11

11:06am Sat 11 Jan 14

hepworth_123 says...

All I can say is get a grip, to those slating wells, you need to read the headlines on the T&A about the guy saved from the fire, that's the true reflection on life, not some footballer moving on.
All I can say is get a grip, to those slating wells, you need to read the headlines on the T&A about the guy saved from the fire, that's the true reflection on life, not some footballer moving on. hepworth_123
  • Score: 6

11:09am Sat 11 Jan 14

hepworth_123 says...

Just so you know I'm a city fan , and my son was heart broken , to the point he said can we watch Huddersfield instead dad.
Just so you know I'm a city fan , and my son was heart broken , to the point he said can we watch Huddersfield instead dad. hepworth_123
  • Score: 10

11:11am Sat 11 Jan 14

glorious1911 says...

I don't see any point criticising the club or ML's comments. I doubt for one moment he has wanted this state of affairs. My interpretation is that this has been driven entirely by Nahki and his agent. I had genuinely hoped for more loyalty, he owed the club a lot after all but my sense is of someone with an inflated sense of his own worth and desert. I wonder if his team mates have thought likewise and that the uncertainty has impacted not so much on NW but everyone else. Good luck to him.
I don't see any point criticising the club or ML's comments. I doubt for one moment he has wanted this state of affairs. My interpretation is that this has been driven entirely by Nahki and his agent. I had genuinely hoped for more loyalty, he owed the club a lot after all but my sense is of someone with an inflated sense of his own worth and desert. I wonder if his team mates have thought likewise and that the uncertainty has impacted not so much on NW but everyone else. Good luck to him. glorious1911
  • Score: -1

11:12am Sat 11 Jan 14

KnightMcCall says...

Cityman23 wrote:
The club may be using a bit of 'psychology' here (to try to keep fans on-side) in saying, "Don't blame 'NW' for having ambition. I think some might feel (incl. me) it's not Nahki going to Huddersfield so much as City's willingness to sell him to that club that rankles most!

The fee/details revealed DO NOT show a great piece of business for BCAFC (compared to big money deals in the recent era eg for Des Hamilton/Dean Richards) and it's possible the club panicked, thinking they'd be left with 'NW' at the end of the window as a depreciating asset and demotivated member of staff.

I must be honest and say that yes, I respect Nahki's ambitions but I am still unhappy that our best player, our talisman was allowed to go to our closest local rivals. And it was City that sanctioned that.

As I said on here days ago, I bear no illwill to 'NW'. He served us well and gave us great times (for a short time) but the deal that has been done is rightfully one that can be accepted or criticised. I personally choose to be one of those in the latter 'camp'.
I think the board may have underestimated the strength of feeling here. Nearly all of the goodwill and positivity has been wiped out for 30 pieces of silver. Wells words about City could not be more hollow. We all know what he has done in the past but to move to Town suggests he doesnt give two hoots about BCAFC, only himself.

As for the deal, to not get a club record sale is scandalous for one of League 1s hottest properties. Very disappointed with all concerned. It will be a strange atmosphere at VP today.
[quote][p][bold]Cityman23[/bold] wrote: The club may be using a bit of 'psychology' here (to try to keep fans on-side) in saying, "Don't blame 'NW' for having ambition. I think some might feel (incl. me) it's not Nahki going to Huddersfield so much as City's willingness to sell him to that club that rankles most! The fee/details revealed DO NOT show a great piece of business for BCAFC (compared to big money deals in the recent era eg for Des Hamilton/Dean Richards) and it's possible the club panicked, thinking they'd be left with 'NW' at the end of the window as a depreciating asset and demotivated member of staff. I must be honest and say that yes, I respect Nahki's ambitions but I am still unhappy that our best player, our talisman was allowed to go to our closest local rivals. And it was City that sanctioned that. As I said on here days ago, I bear no illwill to 'NW'. He served us well and gave us great times (for a short time) but the deal that has been done is rightfully one that can be accepted or criticised. I personally choose to be one of those in the latter 'camp'.[/p][/quote]I think the board may have underestimated the strength of feeling here. Nearly all of the goodwill and positivity has been wiped out for 30 pieces of silver. Wells words about City could not be more hollow. We all know what he has done in the past but to move to Town suggests he doesnt give two hoots about BCAFC, only himself. As for the deal, to not get a club record sale is scandalous for one of League 1s hottest properties. Very disappointed with all concerned. It will be a strange atmosphere at VP today. KnightMcCall
  • Score: 5

11:14am Sat 11 Jan 14

Cityman23 says...

Hove edge bantam wrote:
Watched City for over 40 years now
THIS IS NOTHING NEW
We have always sold our best players I thought this time our board cared for the club and it's fans but sadly not Only a certain GR had the club and it's fans at heart but for 6 weeks of madness we would still be a premier league club Nahki is now twinned with a certain Mr Hendrie who only thought of himself and Bradford rescued his career as well Where has his Bradford City column gone ?? Would be interested to see his comments
SEE BOBBY CAMPBELL for TRUE LOYALTY
I too have watched City for many years but I don't recognise the 'picture' you're painting of John Hendrie. He remains my all-time favourite City player, so you'll understand I am not about to let your comment go uncontested.

John has shown he's a 'Cityman' keeping connection with this club in a number of ways and I don't believe that's false. When he left City for Newcastle, Stuart McCall also left for Everton. This was part of an understanding both players had with the club that they could go if promotion wasn't achieved. John gave his all that year like the other players, but City just failed. Bobby Campbell also left City for Derby and though City were desperate for cash and 'BC' came back eventually I don't believe you can separate Hendrie, McCall or Campbell in terms of being City legends. Every one of them was and IS!
[quote][p][bold]Hove edge bantam[/bold] wrote: Watched City for over 40 years now THIS IS NOTHING NEW We have always sold our best players I thought this time our board cared for the club and it's fans but sadly not Only a certain GR had the club and it's fans at heart but for 6 weeks of madness we would still be a premier league club Nahki is now twinned with a certain Mr Hendrie who only thought of himself and Bradford rescued his career as well Where has his Bradford City column gone ?? Would be interested to see his comments SEE BOBBY CAMPBELL for TRUE LOYALTY[/p][/quote]I too have watched City for many years but I don't recognise the 'picture' you're painting of John Hendrie. He remains my all-time favourite City player, so you'll understand I am not about to let your comment go uncontested. John has shown he's a 'Cityman' keeping connection with this club in a number of ways and I don't believe that's false. When he left City for Newcastle, Stuart McCall also left for Everton. This was part of an understanding both players had with the club that they could go if promotion wasn't achieved. John gave his all that year like the other players, but City just failed. Bobby Campbell also left City for Derby and though City were desperate for cash and 'BC' came back eventually I don't believe you can separate Hendrie, McCall or Campbell in terms of being City legends. Every one of them was and IS! Cityman23
  • Score: 0

11:21am Sat 11 Jan 14

audal says...

hepworth_123 wrote:
Just so you know I'm a city fan , and my son was heart broken , to the point he said can we watch Huddersfield instead dad.
When the great John McCole left city for leeds a large following went with him, true.
[quote][p][bold]hepworth_123[/bold] wrote: Just so you know I'm a city fan , and my son was heart broken , to the point he said can we watch Huddersfield instead dad.[/p][/quote]When the great John McCole left city for leeds a large following went with him, true. audal
  • Score: 8

11:21am Sat 11 Jan 14

Victor Clayton says...

KnightMcCall wrote:
Cityman23 wrote:
The club may be using a bit of 'psychology' here (to try to keep fans on-side) in saying, "Don't blame 'NW' for having ambition. I think some might feel (incl. me) it's not Nahki going to Huddersfield so much as City's willingness to sell him to that club that rankles most!

The fee/details revealed DO NOT show a great piece of business for BCAFC (compared to big money deals in the recent era eg for Des Hamilton/Dean Richards) and it's possible the club panicked, thinking they'd be left with 'NW' at the end of the window as a depreciating asset and demotivated member of staff.

I must be honest and say that yes, I respect Nahki's ambitions but I am still unhappy that our best player, our talisman was allowed to go to our closest local rivals. And it was City that sanctioned that.

As I said on here days ago, I bear no illwill to 'NW'. He served us well and gave us great times (for a short time) but the deal that has been done is rightfully one that can be accepted or criticised. I personally choose to be one of those in the latter 'camp'.
I think the board may have underestimated the strength of feeling here. Nearly all of the goodwill and positivity has been wiped out for 30 pieces of silver. Wells words about City could not be more hollow. We all know what he has done in the past but to move to Town suggests he doesnt give two hoots about BCAFC, only himself.

As for the deal, to not get a club record sale is scandalous for one of League 1s hottest properties. Very disappointed with all concerned. It will be a strange atmosphere at VP today.
So would you tell them to stick their 30 pieces?
[quote][p][bold]KnightMcCall[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cityman23[/bold] wrote: The club may be using a bit of 'psychology' here (to try to keep fans on-side) in saying, "Don't blame 'NW' for having ambition. I think some might feel (incl. me) it's not Nahki going to Huddersfield so much as City's willingness to sell him to that club that rankles most! The fee/details revealed DO NOT show a great piece of business for BCAFC (compared to big money deals in the recent era eg for Des Hamilton/Dean Richards) and it's possible the club panicked, thinking they'd be left with 'NW' at the end of the window as a depreciating asset and demotivated member of staff. I must be honest and say that yes, I respect Nahki's ambitions but I am still unhappy that our best player, our talisman was allowed to go to our closest local rivals. And it was City that sanctioned that. As I said on here days ago, I bear no illwill to 'NW'. He served us well and gave us great times (for a short time) but the deal that has been done is rightfully one that can be accepted or criticised. I personally choose to be one of those in the latter 'camp'.[/p][/quote]I think the board may have underestimated the strength of feeling here. Nearly all of the goodwill and positivity has been wiped out for 30 pieces of silver. Wells words about City could not be more hollow. We all know what he has done in the past but to move to Town suggests he doesnt give two hoots about BCAFC, only himself. As for the deal, to not get a club record sale is scandalous for one of League 1s hottest properties. Very disappointed with all concerned. It will be a strange atmosphere at VP today.[/p][/quote]So would you tell them to stick their 30 pieces? Victor Clayton
  • Score: 1

11:23am Sat 11 Jan 14

Sandy lane bantam says...

I was a massive fan of John hendrie but I lost a lot of respect for him the day jacko was sacked as manager. He was on radio leeds sticking the knife in which was out of order.
I was a massive fan of John hendrie but I lost a lot of respect for him the day jacko was sacked as manager. He was on radio leeds sticking the knife in which was out of order. Sandy lane bantam
  • Score: 12

11:26am Sat 11 Jan 14

bcfc1903 says...

You don't have to be a rocket scientist to realise that this move is about one thing and one thing only...money. Ambition don't make me laugh, Hudds are just about in club terms on a par with Bradford City Football Club, Nahki has obviously been tapped up and this whole deal is about a massive signing on fee and wage. It doesn't matter how much wailing comes from the club, how much dressing they embellish this with, the simple fact is that however big Bradford City Football Club is, without the financial clout behind it...it will always be a selling club. I support BCFC knowing that, one day I hope we are in a position to buy the best- iality boys top scorer, and hopefully that will be sooner rather than later.

We need to get down to Valley Parade today and give the lads mighty backing, show everyone exactly what we are made of.

The king is dead...another one will be along shortly.
You don't have to be a rocket scientist to realise that this move is about one thing and one thing only...money. Ambition don't make me laugh, Hudds are just about in club terms on a par with Bradford City Football Club, Nahki has obviously been tapped up and this whole deal is about a massive signing on fee and wage. It doesn't matter how much wailing comes from the club, how much dressing they embellish this with, the simple fact is that however big Bradford City Football Club is, without the financial clout behind it...it will always be a selling club. I support BCFC knowing that, one day I hope we are in a position to buy the best- iality boys top scorer, and hopefully that will be sooner rather than later. We need to get down to Valley Parade today and give the lads mighty backing, show everyone exactly what we are made of. The king is dead...another one will be along shortly. bcfc1903
  • Score: -2

11:30am Sat 11 Jan 14

TeamDevilHTAFC says...

moanmoanwhingewhinge wrote:
TeamDevilHTAFC wrote:
...furthermore, those of you who believe that a move fro NW to L**ds would have been better for him.....are delusional. L**ds are in serious trouble and will now slide down the Championship. They have no backbone to Thierry team and have beaten similar / worse teams in their 'lucky run'. Now that they face all the stronger teams, you'll see the real non-quality of Bruan McD's White washed side.
You're the delusional one. Your tinpot little jokers have less potential then us, let alone the scum. We saw the state of your 'support' when we played you earlier this year so your drivel about infrastructure and increased revenues falls on deaf ears (speaking of delusional it was hilarious to hear your fans on the radio after that game as they raved about scraping past our reserve team, seeing it as a catalyst to promotion / Wembley) . Much as I hate them the scum have just had new investment , they will always be far bigger than you. City regard Town fans as an irritant so god knows what L666s think of you. Also, who is 'Thierry's team?
...ok so I'm discussing a point with a nethandaral who believes the size of the support determines the success if the team. Sadford prorata is bigger than Huddersfield in terms of population, therefore percentage wise it is statistically correct they should pull bigger crowds. Using this percentage theory versus population size, prorata, Huddersfield pull bigger crowds than Leeds and Sadford. FACT. Also, these are our own HOME BRED fans that live in and around Huddersfield - not sheep following **** wits from London and the like.
Also, Wigan, Hull, Wimbledon, Cardif had **** humongous crowds when they went into the Prem didn't they......! Hmmm....I rest my case - back to school Chicken.
[quote][p][bold]moanmoanwhingewhinge[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TeamDevilHTAFC[/bold] wrote: ...furthermore, those of you who believe that a move fro NW to L**ds would have been better for him.....are delusional. L**ds are in serious trouble and will now slide down the Championship. They have no backbone to Thierry team and have beaten similar / worse teams in their 'lucky run'. Now that they face all the stronger teams, you'll see the real non-quality of Bruan McD's White washed side.[/p][/quote]You're the delusional one. Your tinpot little jokers have less potential then us, let alone the scum. We saw the state of your 'support' when we played you earlier this year so your drivel about infrastructure and increased revenues falls on deaf ears (speaking of delusional it was hilarious to hear your fans on the radio after that game as they raved about scraping past our reserve team, seeing it as a catalyst to promotion / Wembley) . Much as I hate them the scum have just had new investment , they will always be far bigger than you. City regard Town fans as an irritant so god knows what L666s think of you. Also, who is 'Thierry's team?[/p][/quote]...ok so I'm discussing a point with a nethandaral who believes the size of the support determines the success if the team. Sadford prorata is bigger than Huddersfield in terms of population, therefore percentage wise it is statistically correct they should pull bigger crowds. Using this percentage theory versus population size, prorata, Huddersfield pull bigger crowds than Leeds and Sadford. FACT. Also, these are our own HOME BRED fans that live in and around Huddersfield - not sheep following **** wits from London and the like. Also, Wigan, Hull, Wimbledon, Cardif had **** humongous crowds when they went into the Prem didn't they......! Hmmm....I rest my case - back to school Chicken. TeamDevilHTAFC
  • Score: -4

11:32am Sat 11 Jan 14

shaun from richmond says...

"AMBITION"?????.....
....To Huddersfield????
I cant make out who is more BONKERS....Wells, for going to a club Smaller than the one he was at??
OR....Lawn for coming out with such DRIVEL expecting City supporters to swallow it??.
I wish Wells NO LUCK AT ALL at his new SMALL TIME club!!.
"AMBITION"?????..... ....To Huddersfield???? I cant make out who is more BONKERS....Wells, for going to a club Smaller than the one he was at?? OR....Lawn for coming out with such DRIVEL expecting City supporters to swallow it??. I wish Wells NO LUCK AT ALL at his new SMALL TIME club!!. shaun from richmond
  • Score: -4

11:34am Sat 11 Jan 14

Waydownsouth says...

We should only have praise for what Nahki has done for us, but of all the clubs to join I'm stunned that he chose Huddersfield - you call that ambition? And really in the lunatic financial world I'm surprised we only got £1.5m.
We should only have praise for what Nahki has done for us, but of all the clubs to join I'm stunned that he chose Huddersfield - you call that ambition? And really in the lunatic financial world I'm surprised we only got £1.5m. Waydownsouth
  • Score: 1

11:35am Sat 11 Jan 14

Hally1981 says...

Hove edge bantam wrote:
Watched City for over 40 years now THIS IS NOTHING NEW We have always sold our best players I thought this time our board cared for the club and it's fans but sadly not Only a certain GR had the club and it's fans at heart but for 6 weeks of madness we would still be a premier league club Nahki is now twinned with a certain Mr Hendrie who only thought of himself and Bradford rescued his career as well Where has his Bradford City column gone ?? Would be interested to see his comments SEE BOBBY CAMPBELL for TRUE LOYALTY
Spot on people can say thanks for the memories Nakhi but I would like to see Mr Wells come out and show some gratitude to the club for keeping him in the pro game. Yes he has had a great impact and I will thank him for the memories and not be bitter as long as he comes out and expresses his respect for the club for the chance we gave him and for the fans who have backed him.
[quote][p][bold]Hove edge bantam[/bold] wrote: Watched City for over 40 years now THIS IS NOTHING NEW We have always sold our best players I thought this time our board cared for the club and it's fans but sadly not Only a certain GR had the club and it's fans at heart but for 6 weeks of madness we would still be a premier league club Nahki is now twinned with a certain Mr Hendrie who only thought of himself and Bradford rescued his career as well Where has his Bradford City column gone ?? Would be interested to see his comments SEE BOBBY CAMPBELL for TRUE LOYALTY[/p][/quote]Spot on people can say thanks for the memories Nakhi but I would like to see Mr Wells come out and show some gratitude to the club for keeping him in the pro game. Yes he has had a great impact and I will thank him for the memories and not be bitter as long as he comes out and expresses his respect for the club for the chance we gave him and for the fans who have backed him. Hally1981
  • Score: 3

11:38am Sat 11 Jan 14

shaun from richmond says...

Sandy lane bantam wrote:
I was a massive fan of John hendrie but I lost a lot of respect for him the day jacko was sacked as manager. He was on radio leeds sticking the knife in which was out of order.
John Hendrie is a Boro supporter.......but he manages to make a few quid pretending he cares about City. No love lost between Jacko and Hendrie I assure you!!.
[quote][p][bold]Sandy lane bantam[/bold] wrote: I was a massive fan of John hendrie but I lost a lot of respect for him the day jacko was sacked as manager. He was on radio leeds sticking the knife in which was out of order.[/p][/quote]John Hendrie is a Boro supporter.......but he manages to make a few quid pretending he cares about City. No love lost between Jacko and Hendrie I assure you!!. shaun from richmond
  • Score: 9

11:38am Sat 11 Jan 14

LaCe78 says...

Waynus1971 wrote:
Has PP taken this club as far as he can? Has he reached his plato; is that why Wells sees Town as the more ambitious club?

Our signings of late have been, at best, average. The likes of Gray, Nelson, de Vita, Yeates, Kennedy, Bates and even Ripley haven't done enough to force the manager to give them a run in the side. Some have been poor and, as I said above, others no better than average.

Don't know much about the 2 signings yesterday, but Aaron McLean???? I hope that's not really PPs next signing. If it is, you do have to start questioning his ability to bring in players to a League1 side. McLean is more akin to Hanson than Wells....!
Not sure I agree there. At least give him chance to make some signings before asking if he's taken City as far as he can! We're speculating as to who he'll bring in as a replacement. McLean is one of a list of possible targets, Tim Thornton seems to know something we don't, he seems quite confident Wells's replacement will score a few in L1 (who that is remains to be seen) and you never know, he may sign a reputable striker and he might fill his boots then all will be rosey in the garden! I do agree about his last few signings but remember, other than Nelson, I don't think a transfer fee was paid. I'm sure the next permanent signings through the door will command a fee.
[quote][p][bold]Waynus1971[/bold] wrote: Has PP taken this club as far as he can? Has he reached his plato; is that why Wells sees Town as the more ambitious club? Our signings of late have been, at best, average. The likes of Gray, Nelson, de Vita, Yeates, Kennedy, Bates and even Ripley haven't done enough to force the manager to give them a run in the side. Some have been poor and, as I said above, others no better than average. Don't know much about the 2 signings yesterday, but Aaron McLean???? I hope that's not really PPs next signing. If it is, you do have to start questioning his ability to bring in players to a League1 side. McLean is more akin to Hanson than Wells....![/p][/quote]Not sure I agree there. At least give him chance to make some signings before asking if he's taken City as far as he can! We're speculating as to who he'll bring in as a replacement. McLean is one of a list of possible targets, Tim Thornton seems to know something we don't, he seems quite confident Wells's replacement will score a few in L1 (who that is remains to be seen) and you never know, he may sign a reputable striker and he might fill his boots then all will be rosey in the garden! I do agree about his last few signings but remember, other than Nelson, I don't think a transfer fee was paid. I'm sure the next permanent signings through the door will command a fee. LaCe78
  • Score: 2

11:40am Sat 11 Jan 14

bcfc1903 says...

TeamDevilHTAFC wrote:
moanmoanwhingewhinge wrote:
TeamDevilHTAFC wrote:
...furthermore, those of you who believe that a move fro NW to L**ds would have been better for him.....are delusional. L**ds are in serious trouble and will now slide down the Championship. They have no backbone to Thierry team and have beaten similar / worse teams in their 'lucky run'. Now that they face all the stronger teams, you'll see the real non-quality of Bruan McD's White washed side.
You're the delusional one. Your tinpot little jokers have less potential then us, let alone the scum. We saw the state of your 'support' when we played you earlier this year so your drivel about infrastructure and increased revenues falls on deaf ears (speaking of delusional it was hilarious to hear your fans on the radio after that game as they raved about scraping past our reserve team, seeing it as a catalyst to promotion / Wembley) . Much as I hate them the scum have just had new investment , they will always be far bigger than you. City regard Town fans as an irritant so god knows what L666s think of you. Also, who is 'Thierry's team?
...ok so I'm discussing a point with a nethandaral who believes the size of the support determines the success if the team. Sadford prorata is bigger than Huddersfield in terms of population, therefore percentage wise it is statistically correct they should pull bigger crowds. Using this percentage theory versus population size, prorata, Huddersfield pull bigger crowds than Leeds and Sadford. FACT. Also, these are our own HOME BRED fans that live in and around Huddersfield - not sheep following **** wits from London and the like.
Also, Wigan, Hull, Wimbledon, Cardif had **** humongous crowds when they went into the Prem didn't they......! Hmmm....I rest my case - back to school Chicken.
Don't you mean IN BRED best_iality loving fans?
[quote][p][bold]TeamDevilHTAFC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]moanmoanwhingewhinge[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TeamDevilHTAFC[/bold] wrote: ...furthermore, those of you who believe that a move fro NW to L**ds would have been better for him.....are delusional. L**ds are in serious trouble and will now slide down the Championship. They have no backbone to Thierry team and have beaten similar / worse teams in their 'lucky run'. Now that they face all the stronger teams, you'll see the real non-quality of Bruan McD's White washed side.[/p][/quote]You're the delusional one. Your tinpot little jokers have less potential then us, let alone the scum. We saw the state of your 'support' when we played you earlier this year so your drivel about infrastructure and increased revenues falls on deaf ears (speaking of delusional it was hilarious to hear your fans on the radio after that game as they raved about scraping past our reserve team, seeing it as a catalyst to promotion / Wembley) . Much as I hate them the scum have just had new investment , they will always be far bigger than you. City regard Town fans as an irritant so god knows what L666s think of you. Also, who is 'Thierry's team?[/p][/quote]...ok so I'm discussing a point with a nethandaral who believes the size of the support determines the success if the team. Sadford prorata is bigger than Huddersfield in terms of population, therefore percentage wise it is statistically correct they should pull bigger crowds. Using this percentage theory versus population size, prorata, Huddersfield pull bigger crowds than Leeds and Sadford. FACT. Also, these are our own HOME BRED fans that live in and around Huddersfield - not sheep following **** wits from London and the like. Also, Wigan, Hull, Wimbledon, Cardif had **** humongous crowds when they went into the Prem didn't they......! Hmmm....I rest my case - back to school Chicken.[/p][/quote]Don't you mean IN BRED best_iality loving fans? bcfc1903
  • Score: -3

11:42am Sat 11 Jan 14

Cityman23 says...

Victor Clayton wrote:
KnightMcCall wrote:
Cityman23 wrote:
The club may be using a bit of 'psychology' here (to try to keep fans on-side) in saying, "Don't blame 'NW' for having ambition. I think some might feel (incl. me) it's not Nahki going to Huddersfield so much as City's willingness to sell him to that club that rankles most!

The fee/details revealed DO NOT show a great piece of business for BCAFC (compared to big money deals in the recent era eg for Des Hamilton/Dean Richards) and it's possible the club panicked, thinking they'd be left with 'NW' at the end of the window as a depreciating asset and demotivated member of staff.

I must be honest and say that yes, I respect Nahki's ambitions but I am still unhappy that our best player, our talisman was allowed to go to our closest local rivals. And it was City that sanctioned that.

As I said on here days ago, I bear no illwill to 'NW'. He served us well and gave us great times (for a short time) but the deal that has been done is rightfully one that can be accepted or criticised. I personally choose to be one of those in the latter 'camp'.
I think the board may have underestimated the strength of feeling here. Nearly all of the goodwill and positivity has been wiped out for 30 pieces of silver. Wells words about City could not be more hollow. We all know what he has done in the past but to move to Town suggests he doesnt give two hoots about BCAFC, only himself.

As for the deal, to not get a club record sale is scandalous for one of League 1s hottest properties. Very disappointed with all concerned. It will be a strange atmosphere at VP today.
So would you tell them to stick their 30 pieces?
I wouldn't use that particular phrase but yes, I would NOT have sold Nahki Wells To Huddersfield Town FC.
[quote][p][bold]Victor Clayton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]KnightMcCall[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cityman23[/bold] wrote: The club may be using a bit of 'psychology' here (to try to keep fans on-side) in saying, "Don't blame 'NW' for having ambition. I think some might feel (incl. me) it's not Nahki going to Huddersfield so much as City's willingness to sell him to that club that rankles most! The fee/details revealed DO NOT show a great piece of business for BCAFC (compared to big money deals in the recent era eg for Des Hamilton/Dean Richards) and it's possible the club panicked, thinking they'd be left with 'NW' at the end of the window as a depreciating asset and demotivated member of staff. I must be honest and say that yes, I respect Nahki's ambitions but I am still unhappy that our best player, our talisman was allowed to go to our closest local rivals. And it was City that sanctioned that. As I said on here days ago, I bear no illwill to 'NW'. He served us well and gave us great times (for a short time) but the deal that has been done is rightfully one that can be accepted or criticised. I personally choose to be one of those in the latter 'camp'.[/p][/quote]I think the board may have underestimated the strength of feeling here. Nearly all of the goodwill and positivity has been wiped out for 30 pieces of silver. Wells words about City could not be more hollow. We all know what he has done in the past but to move to Town suggests he doesnt give two hoots about BCAFC, only himself. As for the deal, to not get a club record sale is scandalous for one of League 1s hottest properties. Very disappointed with all concerned. It will be a strange atmosphere at VP today.[/p][/quote]So would you tell them to stick their 30 pieces?[/p][/quote]I wouldn't use that particular phrase but yes, I would NOT have sold Nahki Wells To Huddersfield Town FC. Cityman23
  • Score: -2

11:42am Sat 11 Jan 14

Victor Clayton says...

Wells owes us nothing. He came for free, provided a breath of fresh air and lots of entertainment. And we are now getting 1.5 million+. I wish we had 11 more like him.
Wells owes us nothing. He came for free, provided a breath of fresh air and lots of entertainment. And we are now getting 1.5 million+. I wish we had 11 more like him. Victor Clayton
  • Score: 10

11:47am Sat 11 Jan 14

Hally1981 says...

Sandy lane bantam wrote:
I was a massive fan of John hendrie but I lost a lot of respect for him the day jacko was sacked as manager. He was on radio leeds sticking the knife in which was out of order.
Talk about loyalty why an earth do we have a Hendrie suite far more ex players deserving of that. Be the Wells suite next.
[quote][p][bold]Sandy lane bantam[/bold] wrote: I was a massive fan of John hendrie but I lost a lot of respect for him the day jacko was sacked as manager. He was on radio leeds sticking the knife in which was out of order.[/p][/quote]Talk about loyalty why an earth do we have a Hendrie suite far more ex players deserving of that. Be the Wells suite next. Hally1981
  • Score: 6

11:50am Sat 11 Jan 14

lawsonio123 says...

Money for next season ,Spend some now Get SAM WINNAL NOW. YOUNG QUICK SCORES GOALS WILL OOSMAKE YOU FORGET NAHKI. But then do we really want to send or will Free Transfers do The Ball is now firmly with the Directors Spend or Stagnate the chance and choice is there
Money for next season ,Spend some now Get SAM WINNAL NOW. YOUNG QUICK SCORES GOALS WILL OOSMAKE YOU FORGET NAHKI. But then do we really want to send or will Free Transfers do The Ball is now firmly with the Directors Spend or Stagnate the chance and choice is there lawsonio123
  • Score: -4

11:53am Sat 11 Jan 14

KnightMcCall says...

Hally1981 wrote:
Hove edge bantam wrote:
Watched City for over 40 years now THIS IS NOTHING NEW We have always sold our best players I thought this time our board cared for the club and it's fans but sadly not Only a certain GR had the club and it's fans at heart but for 6 weeks of madness we would still be a premier league club Nahki is now twinned with a certain Mr Hendrie who only thought of himself and Bradford rescued his career as well Where has his Bradford City column gone ?? Would be interested to see his comments SEE BOBBY CAMPBELL for TRUE LOYALTY
Spot on people can say thanks for the memories Nakhi but I would like to see Mr Wells come out and show some gratitude to the club for keeping him in the pro game. Yes he has had a great impact and I will thank him for the memories and not be bitter as long as he comes out and expresses his respect for the club for the chance we gave him and for the fans who have backed him.
He has done...on Twitter. However, actions speak louder and his actions are anything but respectful. He could have gone anywhere...he chose to go to Huddersfield and the negative reaction that this creates amongst our fanbase is likely to cost the club. Lost ticket and shirt revenue should be factored in.

Having slept on it I cannot accept Nahki's decision and wont be welcoming him back. I have lost a lot of faith on the decision makers at the club too
[quote][p][bold]Hally1981[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hove edge bantam[/bold] wrote: Watched City for over 40 years now THIS IS NOTHING NEW We have always sold our best players I thought this time our board cared for the club and it's fans but sadly not Only a certain GR had the club and it's fans at heart but for 6 weeks of madness we would still be a premier league club Nahki is now twinned with a certain Mr Hendrie who only thought of himself and Bradford rescued his career as well Where has his Bradford City column gone ?? Would be interested to see his comments SEE BOBBY CAMPBELL for TRUE LOYALTY[/p][/quote]Spot on people can say thanks for the memories Nakhi but I would like to see Mr Wells come out and show some gratitude to the club for keeping him in the pro game. Yes he has had a great impact and I will thank him for the memories and not be bitter as long as he comes out and expresses his respect for the club for the chance we gave him and for the fans who have backed him.[/p][/quote]He has done...on Twitter. However, actions speak louder and his actions are anything but respectful. He could have gone anywhere...he chose to go to Huddersfield and the negative reaction that this creates amongst our fanbase is likely to cost the club. Lost ticket and shirt revenue should be factored in. Having slept on it I cannot accept Nahki's decision and wont be welcoming him back. I have lost a lot of faith on the decision makers at the club too KnightMcCall
  • Score: 2

11:55am Sat 11 Jan 14

macca1969 says...

KnightMcCall wrote:
Cityman23 wrote:
The club may be using a bit of 'psychology' here (to try to keep fans on-side) in saying, "Don't blame 'NW' for having ambition. I think some might feel (incl. me) it's not Nahki going to Huddersfield so much as City's willingness to sell him to that club that rankles most!

The fee/details revealed DO NOT show a great piece of business for BCAFC (compared to big money deals in the recent era eg for Des Hamilton/Dean Richards) and it's possible the club panicked, thinking they'd be left with 'NW' at the end of the window as a depreciating asset and demotivated member of staff.

I must be honest and say that yes, I respect Nahki's ambitions but I am still unhappy that our best player, our talisman was allowed to go to our closest local rivals. And it was City that sanctioned that.

As I said on here days ago, I bear no illwill to 'NW'. He served us well and gave us great times (for a short time) but the deal that has been done is rightfully one that can be accepted or criticised. I personally choose to be one of those in the latter 'camp'.
I think the board may have underestimated the strength of feeling here. Nearly all of the goodwill and positivity has been wiped out for 30 pieces of silver. Wells words about City could not be more hollow. We all know what he has done in the past but to move to Town suggests he doesnt give two hoots about BCAFC, only himself.

As for the deal, to not get a club record sale is scandalous for one of League 1s hottest properties. Very disappointed with all concerned. It will be a strange atmosphere at VP today.
totally agree km
[quote][p][bold]KnightMcCall[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cityman23[/bold] wrote: The club may be using a bit of 'psychology' here (to try to keep fans on-side) in saying, "Don't blame 'NW' for having ambition. I think some might feel (incl. me) it's not Nahki going to Huddersfield so much as City's willingness to sell him to that club that rankles most! The fee/details revealed DO NOT show a great piece of business for BCAFC (compared to big money deals in the recent era eg for Des Hamilton/Dean Richards) and it's possible the club panicked, thinking they'd be left with 'NW' at the end of the window as a depreciating asset and demotivated member of staff. I must be honest and say that yes, I respect Nahki's ambitions but I am still unhappy that our best player, our talisman was allowed to go to our closest local rivals. And it was City that sanctioned that. As I said on here days ago, I bear no illwill to 'NW'. He served us well and gave us great times (for a short time) but the deal that has been done is rightfully one that can be accepted or criticised. I personally choose to be one of those in the latter 'camp'.[/p][/quote]I think the board may have underestimated the strength of feeling here. Nearly all of the goodwill and positivity has been wiped out for 30 pieces of silver. Wells words about City could not be more hollow. We all know what he has done in the past but to move to Town suggests he doesnt give two hoots about BCAFC, only himself. As for the deal, to not get a club record sale is scandalous for one of League 1s hottest properties. Very disappointed with all concerned. It will be a strange atmosphere at VP today.[/p][/quote]totally agree km macca1969
  • Score: -2

11:58am Sat 11 Jan 14

Victor Clayton says...

Cityman23 wrote:
Victor Clayton wrote:
KnightMcCall wrote:
Cityman23 wrote:
The club may be using a bit of 'psychology' here (to try to keep fans on-side) in saying, "Don't blame 'NW' for having ambition. I think some might feel (incl. me) it's not Nahki going to Huddersfield so much as City's willingness to sell him to that club that rankles most!

The fee/details revealed DO NOT show a great piece of business for BCAFC (compared to big money deals in the recent era eg for Des Hamilton/Dean Richards) and it's possible the club panicked, thinking they'd be left with 'NW' at the end of the window as a depreciating asset and demotivated member of staff.

I must be honest and say that yes, I respect Nahki's ambitions but I am still unhappy that our best player, our talisman was allowed to go to our closest local rivals. And it was City that sanctioned that.

As I said on here days ago, I bear no illwill to 'NW'. He served us well and gave us great times (for a short time) but the deal that has been done is rightfully one that can be accepted or criticised. I personally choose to be one of those in the latter 'camp'.
I think the board may have underestimated the strength of feeling here. Nearly all of the goodwill and positivity has been wiped out for 30 pieces of silver. Wells words about City could not be more hollow. We all know what he has done in the past but to move to Town suggests he doesnt give two hoots about BCAFC, only himself.

As for the deal, to not get a club record sale is scandalous for one of League 1s hottest properties. Very disappointed with all concerned. It will be a strange atmosphere at VP today.
So would you tell them to stick their 30 pieces?
I wouldn't use that particular phrase but yes, I would NOT have sold Nahki Wells To Huddersfield Town FC.
You would let him go for free!
[quote][p][bold]Cityman23[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Victor Clayton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]KnightMcCall[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cityman23[/bold] wrote: The club may be using a bit of 'psychology' here (to try to keep fans on-side) in saying, "Don't blame 'NW' for having ambition. I think some might feel (incl. me) it's not Nahki going to Huddersfield so much as City's willingness to sell him to that club that rankles most! The fee/details revealed DO NOT show a great piece of business for BCAFC (compared to big money deals in the recent era eg for Des Hamilton/Dean Richards) and it's possible the club panicked, thinking they'd be left with 'NW' at the end of the window as a depreciating asset and demotivated member of staff. I must be honest and say that yes, I respect Nahki's ambitions but I am still unhappy that our best player, our talisman was allowed to go to our closest local rivals. And it was City that sanctioned that. As I said on here days ago, I bear no illwill to 'NW'. He served us well and gave us great times (for a short time) but the deal that has been done is rightfully one that can be accepted or criticised. I personally choose to be one of those in the latter 'camp'.[/p][/quote]I think the board may have underestimated the strength of feeling here. Nearly all of the goodwill and positivity has been wiped out for 30 pieces of silver. Wells words about City could not be more hollow. We all know what he has done in the past but to move to Town suggests he doesnt give two hoots about BCAFC, only himself. As for the deal, to not get a club record sale is scandalous for one of League 1s hottest properties. Very disappointed with all concerned. It will be a strange atmosphere at VP today.[/p][/quote]So would you tell them to stick their 30 pieces?[/p][/quote]I wouldn't use that particular phrase but yes, I would NOT have sold Nahki Wells To Huddersfield Town FC.[/p][/quote]You would let him go for free! Victor Clayton
  • Score: 4

11:58am Sat 11 Jan 14

Cityman23 says...

Victor Clayton wrote:
Wells owes us nothing. He came for free, provided a breath of fresh air and lots of entertainment. And we are now getting 1.5 million+. I wish we had 11 more like him.
Yes, but the City management owe us something. ie the supporters who support the club through thick and thin. And that something is to think about how their business decisions 'play' with their own side. Selling a top player directly to your closest rivals does NOT play well and in fact leaves a pretty nasty taste.

To see Huddersfield trolls coming on here yesterday crowing about the situation is not something particularly pleasant and the club need to take some responsibility for creating that scenario.

As I've said, I don't blame 'NW' but I do feel the club's decision to sell to HTFC is mistaken.
[quote][p][bold]Victor Clayton[/bold] wrote: Wells owes us nothing. He came for free, provided a breath of fresh air and lots of entertainment. And we are now getting 1.5 million+. I wish we had 11 more like him.[/p][/quote]Yes, but the City management owe us something. ie the supporters who support the club through thick and thin. And that something is to think about how their business decisions 'play' with their own side. Selling a top player directly to your closest rivals does NOT play well and in fact leaves a pretty nasty taste. To see Huddersfield trolls coming on here yesterday crowing about the situation is not something particularly pleasant and the club need to take some responsibility for creating that scenario. As I've said, I don't blame 'NW' but I do feel the club's decision to sell to HTFC is mistaken. Cityman23
  • Score: 1

11:59am Sat 11 Jan 14

macca1969 says...

TeamDevilHTAFC wrote:
moanmoanwhingewhinge wrote:
TeamDevilHTAFC wrote:
...furthermore, those of you who believe that a move fro NW to L**ds would have been better for him.....are delusional. L**ds are in serious trouble and will now slide down the Championship. They have no backbone to Thierry team and have beaten similar / worse teams in their 'lucky run'. Now that they face all the stronger teams, you'll see the real non-quality of Bruan McD's White washed side.
You're the delusional one. Your tinpot little jokers have less potential then us, let alone the scum. We saw the state of your 'support' when we played you earlier this year so your drivel about infrastructure and increased revenues falls on deaf ears (speaking of delusional it was hilarious to hear your fans on the radio after that game as they raved about scraping past our reserve team, seeing it as a catalyst to promotion / Wembley) . Much as I hate them the scum have just had new investment , they will always be far bigger than you. City regard Town fans as an irritant so god knows what L666s think of you. Also, who is 'Thierry's team?
...ok so I'm discussing a point with a nethandaral who believes the size of the support determines the success if the team. Sadford prorata is bigger than Huddersfield in terms of population, therefore percentage wise it is statistically correct they should pull bigger crowds. Using this percentage theory versus population size, prorata, Huddersfield pull bigger crowds than Leeds and Sadford. FACT. Also, these are our own HOME BRED fans that live in and around Huddersfield - not sheep following **** wits from London and the like.
Also, Wigan, Hull, Wimbledon, Cardif had **** humongous crowds when they went into the Prem didn't they......! Hmmm....I rest my case - back to school Chicken.
HOME BRED more like IN BRED!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]TeamDevilHTAFC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]moanmoanwhingewhinge[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TeamDevilHTAFC[/bold] wrote: ...furthermore, those of you who believe that a move fro NW to L**ds would have been better for him.....are delusional. L**ds are in serious trouble and will now slide down the Championship. They have no backbone to Thierry team and have beaten similar / worse teams in their 'lucky run'. Now that they face all the stronger teams, you'll see the real non-quality of Bruan McD's White washed side.[/p][/quote]You're the delusional one. Your tinpot little jokers have less potential then us, let alone the scum. We saw the state of your 'support' when we played you earlier this year so your drivel about infrastructure and increased revenues falls on deaf ears (speaking of delusional it was hilarious to hear your fans on the radio after that game as they raved about scraping past our reserve team, seeing it as a catalyst to promotion / Wembley) . Much as I hate them the scum have just had new investment , they will always be far bigger than you. City regard Town fans as an irritant so god knows what L666s think of you. Also, who is 'Thierry's team?[/p][/quote]...ok so I'm discussing a point with a nethandaral who believes the size of the support determines the success if the team. Sadford prorata is bigger than Huddersfield in terms of population, therefore percentage wise it is statistically correct they should pull bigger crowds. Using this percentage theory versus population size, prorata, Huddersfield pull bigger crowds than Leeds and Sadford. FACT. Also, these are our own HOME BRED fans that live in and around Huddersfield - not sheep following **** wits from London and the like. Also, Wigan, Hull, Wimbledon, Cardif had **** humongous crowds when they went into the Prem didn't they......! Hmmm....I rest my case - back to school Chicken.[/p][/quote]HOME BRED more like IN BRED!!!!! macca1969
  • Score: -2

12:06pm Sat 11 Jan 14

Cityman23 says...

Victor Clayton wrote:
Cityman23 wrote:
Victor Clayton wrote:
KnightMcCall wrote:
Cityman23 wrote:
The club may be using a bit of 'psychology' here (to try to keep fans on-side) in saying, "Don't blame 'NW' for having ambition. I think some might feel (incl. me) it's not Nahki going to Huddersfield so much as City's willingness to sell him to that club that rankles most!

The fee/details revealed DO NOT show a great piece of business for BCAFC (compared to big money deals in the recent era eg for Des Hamilton/Dean Richards) and it's possible the club panicked, thinking they'd be left with 'NW' at the end of the window as a depreciating asset and demotivated member of staff.

I must be honest and say that yes, I respect Nahki's ambitions but I am still unhappy that our best player, our talisman was allowed to go to our closest local rivals. And it was City that sanctioned that.

As I said on here days ago, I bear no illwill to 'NW'. He served us well and gave us great times (for a short time) but the deal that has been done is rightfully one that can be accepted or criticised. I personally choose to be one of those in the latter 'camp'.
I think the board may have underestimated the strength of feeling here. Nearly all of the goodwill and positivity has been wiped out for 30 pieces of silver. Wells words about City could not be more hollow. We all know what he has done in the past but to move to Town suggests he doesnt give two hoots about BCAFC, only himself.

As for the deal, to not get a club record sale is scandalous for one of League 1s hottest properties. Very disappointed with all concerned. It will be a strange atmosphere at VP today.
So would you tell them to stick their 30 pieces?
I wouldn't use that particular phrase but yes, I would NOT have sold Nahki Wells To Huddersfield Town FC.
You would let him go for free!
Well, it was the club itself who said there were several possible buyers interested so I don't see how (with three weeks of the window remaining) that you can assume it was Huddersfield or nothing.
[quote][p][bold]Victor Clayton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cityman23[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Victor Clayton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]KnightMcCall[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cityman23[/bold] wrote: The club may be using a bit of 'psychology' here (to try to keep fans on-side) in saying, "Don't blame 'NW' for having ambition. I think some might feel (incl. me) it's not Nahki going to Huddersfield so much as City's willingness to sell him to that club that rankles most! The fee/details revealed DO NOT show a great piece of business for BCAFC (compared to big money deals in the recent era eg for Des Hamilton/Dean Richards) and it's possible the club panicked, thinking they'd be left with 'NW' at the end of the window as a depreciating asset and demotivated member of staff. I must be honest and say that yes, I respect Nahki's ambitions but I am still unhappy that our best player, our talisman was allowed to go to our closest local rivals. And it was City that sanctioned that. As I said on here days ago, I bear no illwill to 'NW'. He served us well and gave us great times (for a short time) but the deal that has been done is rightfully one that can be accepted or criticised. I personally choose to be one of those in the latter 'camp'.[/p][/quote]I think the board may have underestimated the strength of feeling here. Nearly all of the goodwill and positivity has been wiped out for 30 pieces of silver. Wells words about City could not be more hollow. We all know what he has done in the past but to move to Town suggests he doesnt give two hoots about BCAFC, only himself. As for the deal, to not get a club record sale is scandalous for one of League 1s hottest properties. Very disappointed with all concerned. It will be a strange atmosphere at VP today.[/p][/quote]So would you tell them to stick their 30 pieces?[/p][/quote]I wouldn't use that particular phrase but yes, I would NOT have sold Nahki Wells To Huddersfield Town FC.[/p][/quote]You would let him go for free![/p][/quote]Well, it was the club itself who said there were several possible buyers interested so I don't see how (with three weeks of the window remaining) that you can assume it was Huddersfield or nothing. Cityman23
  • Score: 0

12:10pm Sat 11 Jan 14

macca1969 says...

MARK LAWN you can only make this right by going the extra mile and BACKING PP to the hilt. Quality signings and we move in the right direction and NW will be forgotten. Fail to back PP in the correct way and the club slides backwards again and the fans will leave in their droves, until the day you have gone. Those that remain will be on your back to make sure that happens
MARK LAWN you can only make this right by going the extra mile and BACKING PP to the hilt. Quality signings and we move in the right direction and NW will be forgotten. Fail to back PP in the correct way and the club slides backwards again and the fans will leave in their droves, until the day you have gone. Those that remain will be on your back to make sure that happens macca1969
  • Score: 7

12:13pm Sat 11 Jan 14

macca1969 says...

Victor Clayton wrote:
Cityman23 wrote:
Victor Clayton wrote:
KnightMcCall wrote:
Cityman23 wrote:
The club may be using a bit of 'psychology' here (to try to keep fans on-side) in saying, "Don't blame 'NW' for having ambition. I think some might feel (incl. me) it's not Nahki going to Huddersfield so much as City's willingness to sell him to that club that rankles most!

The fee/details revealed DO NOT show a great piece of business for BCAFC (compared to big money deals in the recent era eg for Des Hamilton/Dean Richards) and it's possible the club panicked, thinking they'd be left with 'NW' at the end of the window as a depreciating asset and demotivated member of staff.

I must be honest and say that yes, I respect Nahki's ambitions but I am still unhappy that our best player, our talisman was allowed to go to our closest local rivals. And it was City that sanctioned that.

As I said on here days ago, I bear no illwill to 'NW'. He served us well and gave us great times (for a short time) but the deal that has been done is rightfully one that can be accepted or criticised. I personally choose to be one of those in the latter 'camp'.
I think the board may have underestimated the strength of feeling here. Nearly all of the goodwill and positivity has been wiped out for 30 pieces of silver. Wells words about City could not be more hollow. We all know what he has done in the past but to move to Town suggests he doesnt give two hoots about BCAFC, only himself.

As for the deal, to not get a club record sale is scandalous for one of League 1s hottest properties. Very disappointed with all concerned. It will be a strange atmosphere at VP today.
So would you tell them to stick their 30 pieces?
I wouldn't use that particular phrase but yes, I would NOT have sold Nahki Wells To Huddersfield Town FC.
You would let him go for free!
YES if needs be but he would have had to remain a city player for another 18 months. We could have sold in the summer for the same fee. If as we are told he was ambitious then he couldn't have sulked too long or no one would have wanted him. We sold for too little and to the wrong team. Lots have fans will have lost a little faith and i hope that we can recover and save this season
[quote][p][bold]Victor Clayton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cityman23[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Victor Clayton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]KnightMcCall[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cityman23[/bold] wrote: The club may be using a bit of 'psychology' here (to try to keep fans on-side) in saying, "Don't blame 'NW' for having ambition. I think some might feel (incl. me) it's not Nahki going to Huddersfield so much as City's willingness to sell him to that club that rankles most! The fee/details revealed DO NOT show a great piece of business for BCAFC (compared to big money deals in the recent era eg for Des Hamilton/Dean Richards) and it's possible the club panicked, thinking they'd be left with 'NW' at the end of the window as a depreciating asset and demotivated member of staff. I must be honest and say that yes, I respect Nahki's ambitions but I am still unhappy that our best player, our talisman was allowed to go to our closest local rivals. And it was City that sanctioned that. As I said on here days ago, I bear no illwill to 'NW'. He served us well and gave us great times (for a short time) but the deal that has been done is rightfully one that can be accepted or criticised. I personally choose to be one of those in the latter 'camp'.[/p][/quote]I think the board may have underestimated the strength of feeling here. Nearly all of the goodwill and positivity has been wiped out for 30 pieces of silver. Wells words about City could not be more hollow. We all know what he has done in the past but to move to Town suggests he doesnt give two hoots about BCAFC, only himself. As for the deal, to not get a club record sale is scandalous for one of League 1s hottest properties. Very disappointed with all concerned. It will be a strange atmosphere at VP today.[/p][/quote]So would you tell them to stick their 30 pieces?[/p][/quote]I wouldn't use that particular phrase but yes, I would NOT have sold Nahki Wells To Huddersfield Town FC.[/p][/quote]You would let him go for free![/p][/quote]YES if needs be but he would have had to remain a city player for another 18 months. We could have sold in the summer for the same fee. If as we are told he was ambitious then he couldn't have sulked too long or no one would have wanted him. We sold for too little and to the wrong team. Lots have fans will have lost a little faith and i hope that we can recover and save this season macca1969
  • Score: -2

12:14pm Sat 11 Jan 14

3inarow says...

Look at the article below for a sensible reason as to why Nahki signed for Town. He could have earned more money elsewhere, but why become a Becchio only to not play when he will get game time score goals and move forward with his career and job. Fans question the loyalty of rich footballers but moan when they don't go to sit on the bench and take the money. At least be consistent. He is young, will score more goals and move up the football pyramid again in a couple of years time. His reasons for moving to Town are sound.

Like it or not City are in League 1 and it will take some clever investment to get to where Town are now.

http://thricechampio
ns.co.uk/why-nahki-w
ells-and-huddersfiel
d-town-are-a-perfect
-match/
Look at the article below for a sensible reason as to why Nahki signed for Town. He could have earned more money elsewhere, but why become a Becchio only to not play when he will get game time score goals and move forward with his career and job. Fans question the loyalty of rich footballers but moan when they don't go to sit on the bench and take the money. At least be consistent. He is young, will score more goals and move up the football pyramid again in a couple of years time. His reasons for moving to Town are sound. Like it or not City are in League 1 and it will take some clever investment to get to where Town are now. http://thricechampio ns.co.uk/why-nahki-w ells-and-huddersfiel d-town-are-a-perfect -match/ 3inarow
  • Score: 3

12:17pm Sat 11 Jan 14

Victor Clayton says...

Cityman23 wrote:
Victor Clayton wrote:
Cityman23 wrote:
Victor Clayton wrote:
KnightMcCall wrote:
Cityman23 wrote:
The club may be using a bit of 'psychology' here (to try to keep fans on-side) in saying, "Don't blame 'NW' for having ambition. I think some might feel (incl. me) it's not Nahki going to Huddersfield so much as City's willingness to sell him to that club that rankles most!

The fee/details revealed DO NOT show a great piece of business for BCAFC (compared to big money deals in the recent era eg for Des Hamilton/Dean Richards) and it's possible the club panicked, thinking they'd be left with 'NW' at the end of the window as a depreciating asset and demotivated member of staff.

I must be honest and say that yes, I respect Nahki's ambitions but I am still unhappy that our best player, our talisman was allowed to go to our closest local rivals. And it was City that sanctioned that.

As I said on here days ago, I bear no illwill to 'NW'. He served us well and gave us great times (for a short time) but the deal that has been done is rightfully one that can be accepted or criticised. I personally choose to be one of those in the latter 'camp'.
I think the board may have underestimated the strength of feeling here. Nearly all of the goodwill and positivity has been wiped out for 30 pieces of silver. Wells words about City could not be more hollow. We all know what he has done in the past but to move to Town suggests he doesnt give two hoots about BCAFC, only himself.

As for the deal, to not get a club record sale is scandalous for one of League 1s hottest properties. Very disappointed with all concerned. It will be a strange atmosphere at VP today.
So would you tell them to stick their 30 pieces?
I wouldn't use that particular phrase but yes, I would NOT have sold Nahki Wells To Huddersfield Town FC.
You would let him go for free!
Well, it was the club itself who said there were several possible buyers interested so I don't see how (with three weeks of the window remaining) that you can assume it was Huddersfield or nothing.
We don't know all the ins and outs of whats gone on, obviously. But I can see why he would choose ht, and at the end of the day, it's his choice. We are nowhere near ready for a promotion push imo. I would be happy if I thought we would be in 5 years.
[quote][p][bold]Cityman23[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Victor Clayton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cityman23[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Victor Clayton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]KnightMcCall[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cityman23[/bold] wrote: The club may be using a bit of 'psychology' here (to try to keep fans on-side) in saying, "Don't blame 'NW' for having ambition. I think some might feel (incl. me) it's not Nahki going to Huddersfield so much as City's willingness to sell him to that club that rankles most! The fee/details revealed DO NOT show a great piece of business for BCAFC (compared to big money deals in the recent era eg for Des Hamilton/Dean Richards) and it's possible the club panicked, thinking they'd be left with 'NW' at the end of the window as a depreciating asset and demotivated member of staff. I must be honest and say that yes, I respect Nahki's ambitions but I am still unhappy that our best player, our talisman was allowed to go to our closest local rivals. And it was City that sanctioned that. As I said on here days ago, I bear no illwill to 'NW'. He served us well and gave us great times (for a short time) but the deal that has been done is rightfully one that can be accepted or criticised. I personally choose to be one of those in the latter 'camp'.[/p][/quote]I think the board may have underestimated the strength of feeling here. Nearly all of the goodwill and positivity has been wiped out for 30 pieces of silver. Wells words about City could not be more hollow. We all know what he has done in the past but to move to Town suggests he doesnt give two hoots about BCAFC, only himself. As for the deal, to not get a club record sale is scandalous for one of League 1s hottest properties. Very disappointed with all concerned. It will be a strange atmosphere at VP today.[/p][/quote]So would you tell them to stick their 30 pieces?[/p][/quote]I wouldn't use that particular phrase but yes, I would NOT have sold Nahki Wells To Huddersfield Town FC.[/p][/quote]You would let him go for free![/p][/quote]Well, it was the club itself who said there were several possible buyers interested so I don't see how (with three weeks of the window remaining) that you can assume it was Huddersfield or nothing.[/p][/quote]We don't know all the ins and outs of whats gone on, obviously. But I can see why he would choose ht, and at the end of the day, it's his choice. We are nowhere near ready for a promotion push imo. I would be happy if I thought we would be in 5 years. Victor Clayton
  • Score: 3

12:17pm Sat 11 Jan 14

Bingban says...

Win/Win/Win/Win/Lose

Lawn-Rhodes win/Wells wins/Clowns win/T&A et al win/Us fans - oh yes the ones who live and work with Clowns, follow the team around the country, make Bradford City a big club in Div 1 lose.
Ogden on BBC creaming
Sutcliffe in YP says £1.2m
Wells always declared ambition to play higher, praps Clowns will be sh@t on too. I would have voluntary followed Wells elsewhere but Mr Lawn it will be shoved down our throats.
Clowns are delighted but they have been given it
Sorry Lawn lost resect for you here
Win/Win/Win/Win/Lose Lawn-Rhodes win/Wells wins/Clowns win/T&A et al win/Us fans - oh yes the ones who live and work with Clowns, follow the team around the country, make Bradford City a big club in Div 1 lose. Ogden on BBC creaming Sutcliffe in YP says £1.2m Wells always declared ambition to play higher, praps Clowns will be sh@t on too. I would have voluntary followed Wells elsewhere but Mr Lawn it will be shoved down our throats. Clowns are delighted but they have been given it Sorry Lawn lost resect for you here Bingban
  • Score: 2

12:20pm Sat 11 Jan 14

Torquay Bantam says...

Nahki has done great for the club and himself and we should wish him well and be delighted to see him one day in the Premiership. His loss wouldn't have been so great if we had a team with more play options and less dependency on 1 or 2 key players . We are well placed to consolidate this season, that in itself is an achievement and light years away from the abyss 2 years ago so lets keep the momentum going, stay behind the team and management, forget negativity which achieves absolutely nothing and look to build and enjoy our club in the future
Nahki has done great for the club and himself and we should wish him well and be delighted to see him one day in the Premiership. His loss wouldn't have been so great if we had a team with more play options and less dependency on 1 or 2 key players . We are well placed to consolidate this season, that in itself is an achievement and light years away from the abyss 2 years ago so lets keep the momentum going, stay behind the team and management, forget negativity which achieves absolutely nothing and look to build and enjoy our club in the future Torquay Bantam
  • Score: 4

12:22pm Sat 11 Jan 14

silverbantam says...

Waynus1971 wrote:
Has PP taken this club as far as he can? Has he reached his plato; is that why Wells sees Town as the more ambitious club?

Our signings of late have been, at best, average. The likes of Gray, Nelson, de Vita, Yeates, Kennedy, Bates and even Ripley haven't done enough to force the manager to give them a run in the side. Some have been poor and, as I said above, others no better than average.

Don't know much about the 2 signings yesterday, but Aaron McLean???? I hope that's not really PPs next signing. If it is, you do have to start questioning his ability to bring in players to a League1 side. McLean is more akin to Hanson than Wells....!
McLean is 5 foot 7 inches !!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Waynus1971[/bold] wrote: Has PP taken this club as far as he can? Has he reached his plato; is that why Wells sees Town as the more ambitious club? Our signings of late have been, at best, average. The likes of Gray, Nelson, de Vita, Yeates, Kennedy, Bates and even Ripley haven't done enough to force the manager to give them a run in the side. Some have been poor and, as I said above, others no better than average. Don't know much about the 2 signings yesterday, but Aaron McLean???? I hope that's not really PPs next signing. If it is, you do have to start questioning his ability to bring in players to a League1 side. McLean is more akin to Hanson than Wells....![/p][/quote]McLean is 5 foot 7 inches !!!!! silverbantam
  • Score: 3

12:45pm Sat 11 Jan 14

bcfc1903 says...

3inarow wrote:
Look at the article below for a sensible reason as to why Nahki signed for Town. He could have earned more money elsewhere, but why become a Becchio only to not play when he will get game time score goals and move forward with his career and job. Fans question the loyalty of rich footballers but moan when they don't go to sit on the bench and take the money. At least be consistent. He is young, will score more goals and move up the football pyramid again in a couple of years time. His reasons for moving to Town are sound.

Like it or not City are in League 1 and it will take some clever investment to get to where Town are now.

http://thricechampio

ns.co.uk/why-nahki-w

ells-and-huddersfiel

d-town-are-a-perfect

-match/
Sound as a POUND no doubt.

Important to give mighty backing to Bradford City Football Club this afternoon. Let's get three points and get the club moving forward again.

The king is dead....... another will be along shortly.
[quote][p][bold]3inarow[/bold] wrote: Look at the article below for a sensible reason as to why Nahki signed for Town. He could have earned more money elsewhere, but why become a Becchio only to not play when he will get game time score goals and move forward with his career and job. Fans question the loyalty of rich footballers but moan when they don't go to sit on the bench and take the money. At least be consistent. He is young, will score more goals and move up the football pyramid again in a couple of years time. His reasons for moving to Town are sound. Like it or not City are in League 1 and it will take some clever investment to get to where Town are now. http://thricechampio ns.co.uk/why-nahki-w ells-and-huddersfiel d-town-are-a-perfect -match/[/p][/quote]Sound as a POUND no doubt. Important to give mighty backing to Bradford City Football Club this afternoon. Let's get three points and get the club moving forward again. The king is dead....... another will be along shortly. bcfc1903
  • Score: -3

12:45pm Sat 11 Jan 14

bcfc1903 says...

3inarow wrote:
Look at the article below for a sensible reason as to why Nahki signed for Town. He could have earned more money elsewhere, but why become a Becchio only to not play when he will get game time score goals and move forward with his career and job. Fans question the loyalty of rich footballers but moan when they don't go to sit on the bench and take the money. At least be consistent. He is young, will score more goals and move up the football pyramid again in a couple of years time. His reasons for moving to Town are sound.

Like it or not City are in League 1 and it will take some clever investment to get to where Town are now.

http://thricechampio

ns.co.uk/why-nahki-w

ells-and-huddersfiel

d-town-are-a-perfect

-match/
Sound as a POUND no doubt.

Important to give mighty backing to Bradford City Football Club this afternoon. Let's get three points and get the club moving forward again.

The king is dead....... another will be along shortly.
[quote][p][bold]3inarow[/bold] wrote: Look at the article below for a sensible reason as to why Nahki signed for Town. He could have earned more money elsewhere, but why become a Becchio only to not play when he will get game time score goals and move forward with his career and job. Fans question the loyalty of rich footballers but moan when they don't go to sit on the bench and take the money. At least be consistent. He is young, will score more goals and move up the football pyramid again in a couple of years time. His reasons for moving to Town are sound. Like it or not City are in League 1 and it will take some clever investment to get to where Town are now. http://thricechampio ns.co.uk/why-nahki-w ells-and-huddersfiel d-town-are-a-perfect -match/[/p][/quote]Sound as a POUND no doubt. Important to give mighty backing to Bradford City Football Club this afternoon. Let's get three points and get the club moving forward again. The king is dead....... another will be along shortly. bcfc1903
  • Score: 1

1:11pm Sat 11 Jan 14

my only vision says...

Well done Huddersfield, you just got another 75,000 fans including me.... The whole of Bermuda !!!!!!!!!!!!! GO NAHKI !!!!!!!!!!
Well done Huddersfield, you just got another 75,000 fans including me.... The whole of Bermuda !!!!!!!!!!!!! GO NAHKI !!!!!!!!!! my only vision
  • Score: -6

1:12pm Sat 11 Jan 14

eldwick person says...

Very, very disappointed in wells making this move. Shows a lack of respect to city. The reaction in the media in bermuda has been to ask who huddersfield town are - that says it all really!!!!! They even had to post a map of where huddersfield is............
Very, very disappointed in wells making this move. Shows a lack of respect to city. The reaction in the media in bermuda has been to ask who huddersfield town are - that says it all really!!!!! They even had to post a map of where huddersfield is............ eldwick person
  • Score: 1

1:20pm Sat 11 Jan 14

KnightMcCall says...

my only vision wrote:
Well done Huddersfield, you just got another 75,000 fans including me.... The whole of Bermuda !!!!!!!!!!!!! GO NAHKI !!!!!!!!!!
As long as they got you then everyone at VP is Delighted. Best start brushing up on your dog breeds for the Wells initiation.
[quote][p][bold]my only vision[/bold] wrote: Well done Huddersfield, you just got another 75,000 fans including me.... The whole of Bermuda !!!!!!!!!!!!! GO NAHKI !!!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]As long as they got you then everyone at VP is Delighted. Best start brushing up on your dog breeds for the Wells initiation. KnightMcCall
  • Score: 0

1:24pm Sat 11 Jan 14

NahkiWellsTerrier says...

HTAFC will continue to develop under the chairmanship of Dean Hoyle, this is just another string to our chairmans bow. Huddersfield Town has premiership standard training facility's, premiership standard ground, premiership standard acadamy and now potential premiership standard players all through the team. It's a fantastic time to be a Town fan! I understand your dismay, just as when we sold Rhodes to a league rival. 8 million in the bank though.. Just as we did then you need to look at the bigger picture. A player that came on a free has just secured your financal stability for the next 18 months and behond.. Or would you rather have a chairman that that risks the financial future of your club for a short term fix? I know what I'd rather have.


Footballers are like the rest of us they do what's best for themselves, local rivalry apart this is a good move for the lad.. He will get game time and develop as a player under our strong infrastructure. You got the best deal that was on the table and would only decrease as his contract came to a close. The facts are we are a competitive championship club looking up the league and we are only going to get stronger with the backing we have got.. Like it or not... I wish you all the best for the rest of the season and hope to see you in the championship soon.. After all that's what football is about.. Beating those you hate most. UTT & our new No.21 ;)
HTAFC will continue to develop under the chairmanship of Dean Hoyle, this is just another string to our chairmans bow. Huddersfield Town has premiership standard training facility's, premiership standard ground, premiership standard acadamy and now potential premiership standard players all through the team. It's a fantastic time to be a Town fan! I understand your dismay, just as when we sold Rhodes to a league rival. 8 million in the bank though.. Just as we did then you need to look at the bigger picture. A player that came on a free has just secured your financal stability for the next 18 months and behond.. Or would you rather have a chairman that that risks the financial future of your club for a short term fix? I know what I'd rather have. Footballers are like the rest of us they do what's best for themselves, local rivalry apart this is a good move for the lad.. He will get game time and develop as a player under our strong infrastructure. You got the best deal that was on the table and would only decrease as his contract came to a close. The facts are we are a competitive championship club looking up the league and we are only going to get stronger with the backing we have got.. Like it or not... I wish you all the best for the rest of the season and hope to see you in the championship soon.. After all that's what football is about.. Beating those you hate most. UTT & our new No.21 ;) NahkiWellsTerrier
  • Score: -4

1:36pm Sat 11 Jan 14

TeamDevilHTAFC says...

NahkiWellsTerrier wrote:
HTAFC will continue to develop under the chairmanship of Dean Hoyle, this is just another string to our chairmans bow. Huddersfield Town has premiership standard training facility's, premiership standard ground, premiership standard acadamy and now potential premiership standard players all through the team. It's a fantastic time to be a Town fan! I understand your dismay, just as when we sold Rhodes to a league rival. 8 million in the bank though.. Just as we did then you need to look at the bigger picture. A player that came on a free has just secured your financal stability for the next 18 months and behond.. Or would you rather have a chairman that that risks the financial future of your club for a short term fix? I know what I'd rather have.


Footballers are like the rest of us they do what's best for themselves, local rivalry apart this is a good move for the lad.. He will get game time and develop as a player under our strong infrastructure. You got the best deal that was on the table and would only decrease as his contract came to a close. The facts are we are a competitive championship club looking up the league and we are only going to get stronger with the backing we have got.. Like it or not... I wish you all the best for the rest of the season and hope to see you in the championship soon.. After all that's what football is about.. Beating those you hate most. UTT & our new No.21 ;)
...we'll said that man.

...and just to add to my earlier post about L**ds sliding down the Championship and a hello to all the Sadford fans that are delusional in thinking that L**ds are a 'massive' club.....we'll they are loosing to near bottom Sheff Wed : 3 - 0. Man alive, call the 'surprised' police.
[quote][p][bold]NahkiWellsTerrier[/bold] wrote: HTAFC will continue to develop under the chairmanship of Dean Hoyle, this is just another string to our chairmans bow. Huddersfield Town has premiership standard training facility's, premiership standard ground, premiership standard acadamy and now potential premiership standard players all through the team. It's a fantastic time to be a Town fan! I understand your dismay, just as when we sold Rhodes to a league rival. 8 million in the bank though.. Just as we did then you need to look at the bigger picture. A player that came on a free has just secured your financal stability for the next 18 months and behond.. Or would you rather have a chairman that that risks the financial future of your club for a short term fix? I know what I'd rather have. Footballers are like the rest of us they do what's best for themselves, local rivalry apart this is a good move for the lad.. He will get game time and develop as a player under our strong infrastructure. You got the best deal that was on the table and would only decrease as his contract came to a close. The facts are we are a competitive championship club looking up the league and we are only going to get stronger with the backing we have got.. Like it or not... I wish you all the best for the rest of the season and hope to see you in the championship soon.. After all that's what football is about.. Beating those you hate most. UTT & our new No.21 ;)[/p][/quote]...we'll said that man. ...and just to add to my earlier post about L**ds sliding down the Championship and a hello to all the Sadford fans that are delusional in thinking that L**ds are a 'massive' club.....we'll they are loosing to near bottom Sheff Wed : 3 - 0. Man alive, call the 'surprised' police. TeamDevilHTAFC
  • Score: 0

1:58pm Sat 11 Jan 14

eldwick person says...

Huddersfield are in the bottom half of the championship if that is wells showing ambition then he has been very badly advised. And all the town fans on our boards makes me laugh if your club had real ambition you would never have sold Rhodes!!!!!!!!!!!!
Huddersfield are in the bottom half of the championship if that is wells showing ambition then he has been very badly advised. And all the town fans on our boards makes me laugh if your club had real ambition you would never have sold Rhodes!!!!!!!!!!!! eldwick person
  • Score: -2

2:53pm Sat 11 Jan 14

Hove edge bantam says...

KnightMcCall wrote:
Cityman23 wrote:
The club may be using a bit of 'psychology' here (to try to keep fans on-side) in saying, "Don't blame 'NW' for having ambition. I think some might feel (incl. me) it's not Nahki going to Huddersfield so much as City's willingness to sell him to that club that rankles most!

The fee/details revealed DO NOT show a great piece of business for BCAFC (compared to big money deals in the recent era eg for Des Hamilton/Dean Richards) and it's possible the club panicked, thinking they'd be left with 'NW' at the end of the window as a depreciating asset and demotivated member of staff.

I must be honest and say that yes, I respect Nahki's ambitions but I am still unhappy that our best player, our talisman was allowed to go to our closest local rivals. And it was City that sanctioned that.

As I said on here days ago, I bear no illwill to 'NW'. He served us well and gave us great times (for a short time) but the deal that has been done is rightfully one that can be accepted or criticised. I personally choose to be one of those in the latter 'camp'.
I think the board may have underestimated the strength of feeling here. Nearly all of the goodwill and positivity has been wiped out for 30 pieces of silver. Wells words about City could not be more hollow. We all know what he has done in the past but to move to Town suggests he doesnt give two hoots about BCAFC, only himself.

As for the deal, to not get a club record sale is scandalous for one of League 1s hottest properties. Very disappointed with all concerned. It will be a strange atmosphere at VP today.
Agree entirely
[quote][p][bold]KnightMcCall[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cityman23[/bold] wrote: The club may be using a bit of 'psychology' here (to try to keep fans on-side) in saying, "Don't blame 'NW' for having ambition. I think some might feel (incl. me) it's not Nahki going to Huddersfield so much as City's willingness to sell him to that club that rankles most! The fee/details revealed DO NOT show a great piece of business for BCAFC (compared to big money deals in the recent era eg for Des Hamilton/Dean Richards) and it's possible the club panicked, thinking they'd be left with 'NW' at the end of the window as a depreciating asset and demotivated member of staff. I must be honest and say that yes, I respect Nahki's ambitions but I am still unhappy that our best player, our talisman was allowed to go to our closest local rivals. And it was City that sanctioned that. As I said on here days ago, I bear no illwill to 'NW'. He served us well and gave us great times (for a short time) but the deal that has been done is rightfully one that can be accepted or criticised. I personally choose to be one of those in the latter 'camp'.[/p][/quote]I think the board may have underestimated the strength of feeling here. Nearly all of the goodwill and positivity has been wiped out for 30 pieces of silver. Wells words about City could not be more hollow. We all know what he has done in the past but to move to Town suggests he doesnt give two hoots about BCAFC, only himself. As for the deal, to not get a club record sale is scandalous for one of League 1s hottest properties. Very disappointed with all concerned. It will be a strange atmosphere at VP today.[/p][/quote]Agree entirely Hove edge bantam
  • Score: 3

2:54pm Sat 11 Jan 14

zakenterprises says...

Just listened to the Mark Lawn interview on the radio. He didn't tell us anything in regards to the fee. He also stated Nakhi advised he would not go to any other club but Huddersfield.

Apparently there was a big offer from another club but Nakhi was not interested. So he's now gone to a club with huge ambition ( sarcasm ) who's stadium is packed week in week out ( sarcasm ) who are fighting for promotion also ( sarcasm ).

Don't get me wrong Nakhi can go where he wants........but he stated he wanted to go to an ambitious club and play in the premier league...... it just goes to show that we shouldn't listen to what anyone says.......

I was born in Bradford and I would never have signed for Leeds or Huddersfield but that's because we know the local rivalry and what it means.

When you have players who are not local lads or from a different country, in most cases they do not see it as an issue. Undortunately for us that's the way it is and we are going to have to move on from this.
Just listened to the Mark Lawn interview on the radio. He didn't tell us anything in regards to the fee. He also stated Nakhi advised he would not go to any other club but Huddersfield. Apparently there was a big offer from another club but Nakhi was not interested. So he's now gone to a club with huge ambition ( sarcasm ) who's stadium is packed week in week out ( sarcasm ) who are fighting for promotion also ( sarcasm ). Don't get me wrong Nakhi can go where he wants........but he stated he wanted to go to an ambitious club and play in the premier league...... it just goes to show that we shouldn't listen to what anyone says....... I was born in Bradford and I would never have signed for Leeds or Huddersfield but that's because we know the local rivalry and what it means. When you have players who are not local lads or from a different country, in most cases they do not see it as an issue. Undortunately for us that's the way it is and we are going to have to move on from this. zakenterprises
  • Score: 4

2:57pm Sat 11 Jan 14

Hove edge bantam says...

Cityman23 wrote:
Hove edge bantam wrote:
Watched City for over 40 years now
THIS IS NOTHING NEW
We have always sold our best players I thought this time our board cared for the club and it's fans but sadly not Only a certain GR had the club and it's fans at heart but for 6 weeks of madness we would still be a premier league club Nahki is now twinned with a certain Mr Hendrie who only thought of himself and Bradford rescued his career as well Where has his Bradford City column gone ?? Would be interested to see his comments
SEE BOBBY CAMPBELL for TRUE LOYALTY
I too have watched City for many years but I don't recognise the 'picture' you're painting of John Hendrie. He remains my all-time favourite City player, so you'll understand I am not about to let your comment go uncontested.

John has shown he's a 'Cityman' keeping connection with this club in a number of ways and I don't believe that's false. When he left City for Newcastle, Stuart McCall also left for Everton. This was part of an understanding both players had with the club that they could go if promotion wasn't achieved. John gave his all that year like the other players, but City just failed. Bobby Campbell also left City for Derby and though City were desperate for cash and 'BC' came back eventually I don't believe you can separate Hendrie, McCall or Campbell in terms of being City legends. Every one of them was and IS!
Bobby and Stuart saw the error of there ways
[quote][p][bold]Cityman23[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hove edge bantam[/bold] wrote: Watched City for over 40 years now THIS IS NOTHING NEW We have always sold our best players I thought this time our board cared for the club and it's fans but sadly not Only a certain GR had the club and it's fans at heart but for 6 weeks of madness we would still be a premier league club Nahki is now twinned with a certain Mr Hendrie who only thought of himself and Bradford rescued his career as well Where has his Bradford City column gone ?? Would be interested to see his comments SEE BOBBY CAMPBELL for TRUE LOYALTY[/p][/quote]I too have watched City for many years but I don't recognise the 'picture' you're painting of John Hendrie. He remains my all-time favourite City player, so you'll understand I am not about to let your comment go uncontested. John has shown he's a 'Cityman' keeping connection with this club in a number of ways and I don't believe that's false. When he left City for Newcastle, Stuart McCall also left for Everton. This was part of an understanding both players had with the club that they could go if promotion wasn't achieved. John gave his all that year like the other players, but City just failed. Bobby Campbell also left City for Derby and though City were desperate for cash and 'BC' came back eventually I don't believe you can separate Hendrie, McCall or Campbell in terms of being City legends. Every one of them was and IS![/p][/quote]Bobby and Stuart saw the error of there ways Hove edge bantam
  • Score: 3

3:01pm Sat 11 Jan 14

Hove edge bantam says...

Sandy lane bantam wrote:
I was a massive fan of John hendrie but I lost a lot of respect for him the day jacko was sacked as manager. He was on radio leeds sticking the knife in which was out of order.
That's our man John for you
[quote][p][bold]Sandy lane bantam[/bold] wrote: I was a massive fan of John hendrie but I lost a lot of respect for him the day jacko was sacked as manager. He was on radio leeds sticking the knife in which was out of order.[/p][/quote]That's our man John for you Hove edge bantam
  • Score: 8

3:05pm Sat 11 Jan 14

Hove edge bantam says...

shaun from richmond wrote:
Sandy lane bantam wrote:
I was a massive fan of John hendrie but I lost a lot of respect for him the day jacko was sacked as manager. He was on radio leeds sticking the knife in which was out of order.
John Hendrie is a Boro supporter.......but he manages to make a few quid pretending he cares about City. No love lost between Jacko and Hendrie I assure you!!.
No love lost between Kennedy and Hendrie either
[quote][p][bold]shaun from richmond[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sandy lane bantam[/bold] wrote: I was a massive fan of John hendrie but I lost a lot of respect for him the day jacko was sacked as manager. He was on radio leeds sticking the knife in which was out of order.[/p][/quote]John Hendrie is a Boro supporter.......but he manages to make a few quid pretending he cares about City. No love lost between Jacko and Hendrie I assure you!!.[/p][/quote]No love lost between Kennedy and Hendrie either Hove edge bantam
  • Score: 7

3:08pm Sat 11 Jan 14

Hove edge bantam says...

Hally1981 wrote:
Sandy lane bantam wrote:
I was a massive fan of John hendrie but I lost a lot of respect for him the day jacko was sacked as manager. He was on radio leeds sticking the knife in which was out of order.
Talk about loyalty why an earth do we have a Hendrie suite far more ex players deserving of that. Be the Wells suite next.
Many a truer word spoken in jest
[quote][p][bold]Hally1981[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sandy lane bantam[/bold] wrote: I was a massive fan of John hendrie but I lost a lot of respect for him the day jacko was sacked as manager. He was on radio leeds sticking the knife in which was out of order.[/p][/quote]Talk about loyalty why an earth do we have a Hendrie suite far more ex players deserving of that. Be the Wells suite next.[/p][/quote]Many a truer word spoken in jest Hove edge bantam
  • Score: 6

4:11pm Sat 11 Jan 14

-HCK3R- says...

It was always on the cards that he was going to go so what difference does it matter where he's ended up ? how many supporters would refuse alternate employment offering more money and what they may believe as a better long term move just because some people didn't like the new employer ?.........
It was always on the cards that he was going to go so what difference does it matter where he's ended up ? how many supporters would refuse alternate employment offering more money and what they may believe as a better long term move just because some people didn't like the new employer ?......... -HCK3R-
  • Score: 5

4:28pm Sat 11 Jan 14

TeamDevilHTAFC says...

eldwick person wrote:
Huddersfield are in the bottom half of the championship if that is wells showing ambition then he has been very badly advised. And all the town fans on our boards makes me laugh if your club had real ambition you would never have sold Rhodes!!!!!!!!!!!!
A. Town are mid table
B. Rhodes requested to leave
C. We banked £8.2million.

Hellllooooooo.......
.?? You **** dimwit.
[quote][p][bold]eldwick person[/bold] wrote: Huddersfield are in the bottom half of the championship if that is wells showing ambition then he has been very badly advised. And all the town fans on our boards makes me laugh if your club had real ambition you would never have sold Rhodes!!!!!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]A. Town are mid table B. Rhodes requested to leave C. We banked £8.2million. Hellllooooooo....... .?? You **** dimwit. TeamDevilHTAFC
  • Score: 2

5:22pm Sat 11 Jan 14

eldwick person says...

To team devil city had more fans at our game than you had at yours today.
On wells he has no ambition or he would have held out for a bigger club than huddersfield. He is there to take huddersfields money as simple as that. When he gets a better offer he will leave huddersfield as he has left us. Now jog on back to your own boards!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!
To team devil city had more fans at our game than you had at yours today. On wells he has no ambition or he would have held out for a bigger club than huddersfield. He is there to take huddersfields money as simple as that. When he gets a better offer he will leave huddersfield as he has left us. Now jog on back to your own boards!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ! eldwick person
  • Score: -1

5:48pm Sat 11 Jan 14

KnightMcCall says...

TeamDevilHTAFC wrote:
eldwick person wrote:
Huddersfield are in the bottom half of the championship if that is wells showing ambition then he has been very badly advised. And all the town fans on our boards makes me laugh if your club had real ambition you would never have sold Rhodes!!!!!!!!!!!!
A. Town are mid table
B. Rhodes requested to leave
C. We banked £8.2million.

Hellllooooooo.......

.?? You **** dimwit.
You love Town that much that you are on a City message board when your team are playing at home...jog on
[quote][p][bold]TeamDevilHTAFC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]eldwick person[/bold] wrote: Huddersfield are in the bottom half of the championship if that is wells showing ambition then he has been very badly advised. And all the town fans on our boards makes me laugh if your club had real ambition you would never have sold Rhodes!!!!!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]A. Town are mid table B. Rhodes requested to leave C. We banked £8.2million. Hellllooooooo....... .?? You **** dimwit.[/p][/quote]You love Town that much that you are on a City message board when your team are playing at home...jog on KnightMcCall
  • Score: 0

6:31pm Sat 11 Jan 14

bcfc1903 says...

NahkiWellsTerrier wrote:
HTAFC will continue to develop under the chairmanship of Dean Hoyle, this is just another string to our chairmans bow. Huddersfield Town has premiership standard training facility's, premiership standard ground, premiership standard acadamy and now potential premiership standard players all through the team. It's a fantastic time to be a Town fan! I understand your dismay, just as when we sold Rhodes to a league rival. 8 million in the bank though.. Just as we did then you need to look at the bigger picture. A player that came on a free has just secured your financal stability for the next 18 months and behond.. Or would you rather have a chairman that that risks the financial future of your club for a short term fix? I know what I'd rather have.


Footballers are like the rest of us they do what's best for themselves, local rivalry apart this is a good move for the lad.. He will get game time and develop as a player under our strong infrastructure. You got the best deal that was on the table and would only decrease as his contract came to a close. The facts are we are a competitive championship club looking up the league and we are only going to get stronger with the backing we have got.. Like it or not... I wish you all the best for the rest of the season and hope to see you in the championship soon.. After all that's what football is about.. Beating those you hate most. UTT & our new No.21 ;)
yeah, he's dog shaggingly good. He should cement your place in the Championship.
[quote][p][bold]NahkiWellsTerrier[/bold] wrote: HTAFC will continue to develop under the chairmanship of Dean Hoyle, this is just another string to our chairmans bow. Huddersfield Town has premiership standard training facility's, premiership standard ground, premiership standard acadamy and now potential premiership standard players all through the team. It's a fantastic time to be a Town fan! I understand your dismay, just as when we sold Rhodes to a league rival. 8 million in the bank though.. Just as we did then you need to look at the bigger picture. A player that came on a free has just secured your financal stability for the next 18 months and behond.. Or would you rather have a chairman that that risks the financial future of your club for a short term fix? I know what I'd rather have. Footballers are like the rest of us they do what's best for themselves, local rivalry apart this is a good move for the lad.. He will get game time and develop as a player under our strong infrastructure. You got the best deal that was on the table and would only decrease as his contract came to a close. The facts are we are a competitive championship club looking up the league and we are only going to get stronger with the backing we have got.. Like it or not... I wish you all the best for the rest of the season and hope to see you in the championship soon.. After all that's what football is about.. Beating those you hate most. UTT & our new No.21 ;)[/p][/quote]yeah, he's dog shaggingly good. He should cement your place in the Championship. bcfc1903
  • Score: 0

6:47pm Sat 11 Jan 14

3inarow says...

eldwick person wrote:
To team devil city had more fans at our game than you had at yours today.
On wells he has no ambition or he would have held out for a bigger club than huddersfield. He is there to take huddersfields money as simple as that. When he gets a better offer he will leave huddersfield as he has left us. Now jog on back to your own boards!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

!
Have Championship ticket prices and we will see how many attend. Great goal from him today. Hopefully the first of many.

UTT
[quote][p][bold]eldwick person[/bold] wrote: To team devil city had more fans at our game than you had at yours today. On wells he has no ambition or he would have held out for a bigger club than huddersfield. He is there to take huddersfields money as simple as that. When he gets a better offer he will leave huddersfield as he has left us. Now jog on back to your own boards!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ![/p][/quote]Have Championship ticket prices and we will see how many attend. Great goal from him today. Hopefully the first of many. UTT 3inarow
  • Score: 1

7:41pm Sat 11 Jan 14

bcfc1903 says...

3inarow wrote:
eldwick person wrote:
To team devil city had more fans at our game than you had at yours today.
On wells he has no ambition or he would have held out for a bigger club than huddersfield. He is there to take huddersfields money as simple as that. When he gets a better offer he will leave huddersfield as he has left us. Now jog on back to your own boards!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


!
Have Championship ticket prices and we will see how many attend. Great goal from him today. Hopefully the first of many.

UTT
BCFC possibly will next season, hopefully we'll be playing you in front of a large VP crowd before giving you best-iality boys your biggest attendance of the season at the kennels if you don't get relegated that is, it's like a small starter before the main course at bellend road.
[quote][p][bold]3inarow[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]eldwick person[/bold] wrote: To team devil city had more fans at our game than you had at yours today. On wells he has no ambition or he would have held out for a bigger club than huddersfield. He is there to take huddersfields money as simple as that. When he gets a better offer he will leave huddersfield as he has left us. Now jog on back to your own boards!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ![/p][/quote]Have Championship ticket prices and we will see how many attend. Great goal from him today. Hopefully the first of many. UTT[/p][/quote]BCFC possibly will next season, hopefully we'll be playing you in front of a large VP crowd before giving you best-iality boys your biggest attendance of the season at the kennels if you don't get relegated that is, it's like a small starter before the main course at bellend road. bcfc1903
  • Score: -1

8:57pm Sat 11 Jan 14

Jonbantam says...

Championship ticket prices don't make me laugh. Huddersfield selling adult tickets for today's game on groupon for £13 yes £13. What was your crowd today? Hahahahahahaha. Rich chairman yes sh1t support yes. Now get back to your own boards you wum and leave the mighty bantams alone. Ctid.
Championship ticket prices don't make me laugh. Huddersfield selling adult tickets for today's game on groupon for £13 yes £13. What was your crowd today? Hahahahahahaha. Rich chairman yes sh1t support yes. Now get back to your own boards you wum and leave the mighty bantams alone. Ctid. Jonbantam
  • Score: -3

9:18pm Sat 11 Jan 14

3inarow says...

Jonbantam wrote:
Championship ticket prices don't make me laugh. Huddersfield selling adult tickets for today's game on groupon for £13 yes £13. What was your crowd today? Hahahahahahaha. Rich chairman yes sh1t support yes. Now get back to your own boards you wum and leave the mighty bantams alone. Ctid.
Check google lad, that was the Reading game. Today £24 for me. Like I said getting up is going to take money and eventually you are going to need new investment or more money from fans.

no wum just honesty.
[quote][p][bold]Jonbantam[/bold] wrote: Championship ticket prices don't make me laugh. Huddersfield selling adult tickets for today's game on groupon for £13 yes £13. What was your crowd today? Hahahahahahaha. Rich chairman yes sh1t support yes. Now get back to your own boards you wum and leave the mighty bantams alone. Ctid.[/p][/quote]Check google lad, that was the Reading game. Today £24 for me. Like I said getting up is going to take money and eventually you are going to need new investment or more money from fans. no wum just honesty. 3inarow
  • Score: 2

10:09pm Sat 11 Jan 14

KnightMcCall says...

3inarow wrote:
Jonbantam wrote:
Championship ticket prices don't make me laugh. Huddersfield selling adult tickets for today's game on groupon for £13 yes £13. What was your crowd today? Hahahahahahaha. Rich chairman yes sh1t support yes. Now get back to your own boards you wum and leave the mighty bantams alone. Ctid.
Check google lad, that was the Reading game. Today £24 for me. Like I said getting up is going to take money and eventually you are going to need new investment or more money from fans.

no wum just honesty.
So you paid £24 today...don't have a season ticket then? What a commited fan you are.

I assume that three in a row is something to do with Crufts or are you harking back to the 1920's still.
[quote][p][bold]3inarow[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jonbantam[/bold] wrote: Championship ticket prices don't make me laugh. Huddersfield selling adult tickets for today's game on groupon for £13 yes £13. What was your crowd today? Hahahahahahaha. Rich chairman yes sh1t support yes. Now get back to your own boards you wum and leave the mighty bantams alone. Ctid.[/p][/quote]Check google lad, that was the Reading game. Today £24 for me. Like I said getting up is going to take money and eventually you are going to need new investment or more money from fans. no wum just honesty.[/p][/quote]So you paid £24 today...don't have a season ticket then? What a commited fan you are. I assume that three in a row is something to do with Crufts or are you harking back to the 1920's still. KnightMcCall
  • Score: -2

10:26pm Sat 11 Jan 14

Tinybantam says...

moanmoanwhingewhinge wrote:
TeamDevilHTAFC wrote:
...furthermore, those of you who believe that a move fro NW to L**ds would have been better for him.....are delusional. L**ds are in serious trouble and will now slide down the Championship. They have no backbone to Thierry team and have beaten similar / worse teams in their 'lucky run'. Now that they face all the stronger teams, you'll see the real non-quality of Bruan McD's White washed side.
You're the delusional one. Your tinpot little jokers have less potential then us, let alone the scum. We saw the state of your 'support' when we played you earlier this year so your drivel about infrastructure and increased revenues falls on deaf ears (speaking of delusional it was hilarious to hear your fans on the radio after that game as they raved about scraping past our reserve team, seeing it as a catalyst to promotion / Wembley) . Much as I hate them the scum have just had new investment , they will always be far bigger than you. City regard Town fans as an irritant so god knows what L666s think of you. Also, who is 'Thierry's team?
I am afraid to say it, but if our season tickets were the same price as they are at Huddersfield then our fan base would not be half as big. Wells has gone, get over it and get behind the team......good luck Nahki and it was good to see you score today.......keep it up and we could be getting some extra monies when the add-ons etc., click in.
[quote][p][bold]moanmoanwhingewhinge[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TeamDevilHTAFC[/bold] wrote: ...furthermore, those of you who believe that a move fro NW to L**ds would have been better for him.....are delusional. L**ds are in serious trouble and will now slide down the Championship. They have no backbone to Thierry team and have beaten similar / worse teams in their 'lucky run'. Now that they face all the stronger teams, you'll see the real non-quality of Bruan McD's White washed side.[/p][/quote]You're the delusional one. Your tinpot little jokers have less potential then us, let alone the scum. We saw the state of your 'support' when we played you earlier this year so your drivel about infrastructure and increased revenues falls on deaf ears (speaking of delusional it was hilarious to hear your fans on the radio after that game as they raved about scraping past our reserve team, seeing it as a catalyst to promotion / Wembley) . Much as I hate them the scum have just had new investment , they will always be far bigger than you. City regard Town fans as an irritant so god knows what L666s think of you. Also, who is 'Thierry's team?[/p][/quote]I am afraid to say it, but if our season tickets were the same price as they are at Huddersfield then our fan base would not be half as big. Wells has gone, get over it and get behind the team......good luck Nahki and it was good to see you score today.......keep it up and we could be getting some extra monies when the add-ons etc., click in. Tinybantam
  • Score: -4

12:23am Sun 12 Jan 14

hx3bantam says...

Waynus1971 wrote:
Has PP taken this club as far as he can? Has he reached his plato; is that why Wells sees Town as the more ambitious club? Our signings of late have been, at best, average. The likes of Gray, Nelson, de Vita, Yeates, Kennedy, Bates and even Ripley haven't done enough to force the manager to give them a run in the side. Some have been poor and, as I said above, others no better than average. Don't know much about the 2 signings yesterday, but Aaron McLean???? I hope that's not really PPs next signing. If it is, you do have to start questioning his ability to bring in players to a League1 side. McLean is more akin to Hanson than Wells....!
Plato?

Immanuel Kant was a real pissant who was very rarely stable,
Heidegger, Heidegger was a boozy beggar who could think you under the table,
David Hume could out-consume Schopenhauer and Hegel,
And Wittgenstein was a beery swine who was just as schloshed as Schlegel.
There's nothing Nietzsche couldn't teach ya 'bout the turning of the wrist,
Socrates himself was permanently ****...
John Stuart Mill, of his own free will, with half a pint of shandy was
particularly ill,
Plato, they say, could stick it away, half a crate of whiskey every day,
Aristotle, Aristotle was a beggar for the bottle,
Hobbes was fond of his dram,
And Rene Descartes was a drunken ****, "I drink therefore I am."
Yes, Socrates himself is particularly missed;
A lovely little thinker but a bugger when he's ****.
[quote][p][bold]Waynus1971[/bold] wrote: Has PP taken this club as far as he can? Has he reached his plato; is that why Wells sees Town as the more ambitious club? Our signings of late have been, at best, average. The likes of Gray, Nelson, de Vita, Yeates, Kennedy, Bates and even Ripley haven't done enough to force the manager to give them a run in the side. Some have been poor and, as I said above, others no better than average. Don't know much about the 2 signings yesterday, but Aaron McLean???? I hope that's not really PPs next signing. If it is, you do have to start questioning his ability to bring in players to a League1 side. McLean is more akin to Hanson than Wells....![/p][/quote]Plato? Immanuel Kant was a real pissant who was very rarely stable, Heidegger, Heidegger was a boozy beggar who could think you under the table, David Hume could out-consume Schopenhauer and Hegel, And Wittgenstein was a beery swine who was just as schloshed as Schlegel. There's nothing Nietzsche couldn't teach ya 'bout the turning of the wrist, Socrates himself was permanently ****... John Stuart Mill, of his own free will, with half a pint of shandy was particularly ill, Plato, they say, could stick it away, half a crate of whiskey every day, Aristotle, Aristotle was a beggar for the bottle, Hobbes was fond of his dram, And Rene Descartes was a drunken ****, "I drink therefore I am." Yes, Socrates himself is particularly missed; A lovely little thinker but a bugger when he's ****. hx3bantam
  • Score: 1

12:43am Sun 12 Jan 14

mrmuzzy says...

Mark lawn is totally disillusionell.
ambition what ambition?
Selling our best player to our fiercest rivals.
what a joke.
I wonder how much he will make avaliable?
Nothing it will all go in his back pocket.
sorry lost all trust in the guy.
Mark lawn is totally disillusionell. ambition what ambition? Selling our best player to our fiercest rivals. what a joke. I wonder how much he will make avaliable? Nothing it will all go in his back pocket. sorry lost all trust in the guy. mrmuzzy
  • Score: -8

12:04pm Sun 12 Jan 14

expatbull says...

what no comment from PABLO usually has plenty to say, sorry to say this but yes club has no ambition board wants to line pockets feel so sorry for fans paying good money
what no comment from PABLO usually has plenty to say, sorry to say this but yes club has no ambition board wants to line pockets feel so sorry for fans paying good money expatbull
  • Score: 1

12:47pm Sun 12 Jan 14

bcfc1903 says...

mrmuzzy wrote:
Mark lawn is totally disillusionell.
ambition what ambition?
Selling our best player to our fiercest rivals.
what a joke.
I wonder how much he will make avaliable?
Nothing it will all go in his back pocket.
sorry lost all trust in the guy.
Fiercest rivals, don't make me laugh, That has always been the scummers, the best-iality boys are on a par with the six fingered mongs of Burnley in the BCFC rival stakes.
[quote][p][bold]mrmuzzy[/bold] wrote: Mark lawn is totally disillusionell. ambition what ambition? Selling our best player to our fiercest rivals. what a joke. I wonder how much he will make avaliable? Nothing it will all go in his back pocket. sorry lost all trust in the guy.[/p][/quote]Fiercest rivals, don't make me laugh, That has always been the scummers, the best-iality boys are on a par with the six fingered mongs of Burnley in the BCFC rival stakes. bcfc1903
  • Score: -3

1:25pm Sun 12 Jan 14

expatbull says...

Thee Voice of Reason wrote:
What ambition? A middle of the road Championship club, is that the level of ambition. Seems Huddersfield came with a big bag of cash, quadrupled his wages and ambition went out the window.
A move to Derby, Forest, Leicester, would have shown ambition. Huddersfield are just where Bradford hope to be in a few years. Thays not ambition.
you never said where transfer money going?
[quote][p][bold]Thee Voice of Reason[/bold] wrote: What ambition? A middle of the road Championship club, is that the level of ambition. Seems Huddersfield came with a big bag of cash, quadrupled his wages and ambition went out the window. A move to Derby, Forest, Leicester, would have shown ambition. Huddersfield are just where Bradford hope to be in a few years. Thays not ambition.[/p][/quote]you never said where transfer money going? expatbull
  • Score: 4

1:33pm Sun 12 Jan 14

expatbull says...

City interested in Nathan perks got this from VP talks progressing well I'm told ,heard hes Pontefract colliery top scorer.
Now there's ambition.
City interested in Nathan perks got this from VP talks progressing well I'm told ,heard hes Pontefract colliery top scorer. Now there's ambition. expatbull
  • Score: 4

4:28pm Sun 12 Jan 14

nowt fresh says...

Ironic that Mark never said in this article Nahki stated to both himself and Phil Parkinson he did not want to play for Bradford City again, and Huddersfield were the only club he'd sign for ? and then asks we should respect Nahki's ambition, then Dean Hoyle states in his Radio Leeds interview they have been monitoring Nahki Wells for the last 18 months and "sold him the club" was this during their 18 month pursuit of him (surely that's tapping a player up) or was it over a coffee whist Nahki was waiting for the ink to dry on his new contract, do me and the rest of us City fans a favour and respect our intelligence Mark.
Ironic that Mark never said in this article Nahki stated to both himself and Phil Parkinson he did not want to play for Bradford City again, and Huddersfield were the only club he'd sign for ? and then asks we should respect Nahki's ambition, then Dean Hoyle states in his Radio Leeds interview they have been monitoring Nahki Wells for the last 18 months and "sold him the club" was this during their 18 month pursuit of him (surely that's tapping a player up) or was it over a coffee whist Nahki was waiting for the ink to dry on his new contract, do me and the rest of us City fans a favour and respect our intelligence Mark. nowt fresh
  • Score: -2

4:32pm Sun 12 Jan 14

nowt fresh says...

Ironic that Mark never said in this article Nahki stated to both himself and Phil Parkinson he did not want to play for Bradford City again, and Huddersfield were the only club he'd sign for as he openly admitted in his radio interview on The Pulse ?, and then asks we should respect Nahki's ambition, Dean Hoyle stated in his Radio Leeds interview they have been monitoring Nahki Wells for the last 18 months and "sold him the club" was this during their 18 month pursuit of him (surely that's tapping a player up) or was it over a cup of coffee whilst Nahki was waiting for the ink to dry on his new contract, do me and the rest of us City fans a favour and respect our intelligence Mark.
Ironic that Mark never said in this article Nahki stated to both himself and Phil Parkinson he did not want to play for Bradford City again, and Huddersfield were the only club he'd sign for as he openly admitted in his radio interview on The Pulse ?, and then asks we should respect Nahki's ambition, Dean Hoyle stated in his Radio Leeds interview they have been monitoring Nahki Wells for the last 18 months and "sold him the club" was this during their 18 month pursuit of him (surely that's tapping a player up) or was it over a cup of coffee whilst Nahki was waiting for the ink to dry on his new contract, do me and the rest of us City fans a favour and respect our intelligence Mark. nowt fresh
  • Score: -1

5:49pm Sun 12 Jan 14

ohgreat3 says...

Spurs paid £30 million for the striker Erik Lamada ....he must be a hell of a good player to be 20 times better than Naki Wells at £1.5 million. I was thinking at least £3m for Naki.....we are not told what the add ons will be for some reason.
Spurs paid £30 million for the striker Erik Lamada ....he must be a hell of a good player to be 20 times better than Naki Wells at £1.5 million. I was thinking at least £3m for Naki.....we are not told what the add ons will be for some reason. ohgreat3
  • Score: -1

5:56pm Sun 12 Jan 14

ohgreat3 says...

hx3bantam wrote:
Waynus1971 wrote:
Has PP taken this club as far as he can? Has he reached his plato; is that why Wells sees Town as the more ambitious club? Our signings of late have been, at best, average. The likes of Gray, Nelson, de Vita, Yeates, Kennedy, Bates and even Ripley haven't done enough to force the manager to give them a run in the side. Some have been poor and, as I said above, others no better than average. Don't know much about the 2 signings yesterday, but Aaron McLean???? I hope that's not really PPs next signing. If it is, you do have to start questioning his ability to bring in players to a League1 side. McLean is more akin to Hanson than Wells....!
Plato?

Immanuel Kant was a real pissant who was very rarely stable,
Heidegger, Heidegger was a boozy beggar who could think you under the table,
David Hume could out-consume Schopenhauer and Hegel,
And Wittgenstein was a beery swine who was just as schloshed as Schlegel.
There's nothing Nietzsche couldn't teach ya 'bout the turning of the wrist,
Socrates himself was permanently ****...
John Stuart Mill, of his own free will, with half a pint of shandy was
particularly ill,
Plato, they say, could stick it away, half a crate of whiskey every day,
Aristotle, Aristotle was a beggar for the bottle,
Hobbes was fond of his dram,
And Rene Descartes was a drunken ****, "I drink therefore I am."
Yes, Socrates himself is particularly missed;
A lovely little thinker but a bugger when he's ****.
"Plato, they say, could stick it away"......gerrimsig
nedup.
[quote][p][bold]hx3bantam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Waynus1971[/bold] wrote: Has PP taken this club as far as he can? Has he reached his plato; is that why Wells sees Town as the more ambitious club? Our signings of late have been, at best, average. The likes of Gray, Nelson, de Vita, Yeates, Kennedy, Bates and even Ripley haven't done enough to force the manager to give them a run in the side. Some have been poor and, as I said above, others no better than average. Don't know much about the 2 signings yesterday, but Aaron McLean???? I hope that's not really PPs next signing. If it is, you do have to start questioning his ability to bring in players to a League1 side. McLean is more akin to Hanson than Wells....![/p][/quote]Plato? Immanuel Kant was a real pissant who was very rarely stable, Heidegger, Heidegger was a boozy beggar who could think you under the table, David Hume could out-consume Schopenhauer and Hegel, And Wittgenstein was a beery swine who was just as schloshed as Schlegel. There's nothing Nietzsche couldn't teach ya 'bout the turning of the wrist, Socrates himself was permanently ****... John Stuart Mill, of his own free will, with half a pint of shandy was particularly ill, Plato, they say, could stick it away, half a crate of whiskey every day, Aristotle, Aristotle was a beggar for the bottle, Hobbes was fond of his dram, And Rene Descartes was a drunken ****, "I drink therefore I am." Yes, Socrates himself is particularly missed; A lovely little thinker but a bugger when he's ****.[/p][/quote]"Plato, they say, could stick it away"......gerrimsig nedup. ohgreat3
  • Score: 2

6:12pm Sun 12 Jan 14

bcfc1903 says...

expatbull wrote:
City interested in Nathan perks got this from VP talks progressing well I'm told ,heard hes Pontefract colliery top scorer.
Now there's ambition.
Surely the Bulls pick up players from West Bowling RL,
[quote][p][bold]expatbull[/bold] wrote: City interested in Nathan perks got this from VP talks progressing well I'm told ,heard hes Pontefract colliery top scorer. Now there's ambition.[/p][/quote]Surely the Bulls pick up players from West Bowling RL, bcfc1903
  • Score: 2

6:15pm Sun 12 Jan 14

bcfc1903 says...

Tinybantam wrote:
moanmoanwhingewhinge wrote:
TeamDevilHTAFC wrote:
...furthermore, those of you who believe that a move fro NW to L**ds would have been better for him.....are delusional. L**ds are in serious trouble and will now slide down the Championship. They have no backbone to Thierry team and have beaten similar / worse teams in their 'lucky run'. Now that they face all the stronger teams, you'll see the real non-quality of Bruan McD's White washed side.
You're the delusional one. Your tinpot little jokers have less potential then us, let alone the scum. We saw the state of your 'support' when we played you earlier this year so your drivel about infrastructure and increased revenues falls on deaf ears (speaking of delusional it was hilarious to hear your fans on the radio after that game as they raved about scraping past our reserve team, seeing it as a catalyst to promotion / Wembley) . Much as I hate them the scum have just had new investment , they will always be far bigger than you. City regard Town fans as an irritant so god knows what L666s think of you. Also, who is 'Thierry's team?
I am afraid to say it, but if our season tickets were the same price as they are at Huddersfield then our fan base would not be half as big. Wells has gone, get over it and get behind the team......good luck Nahki and it was good to see you score today.......keep it up and we could be getting some extra monies when the add-ons etc., click in.
I don't believe that's true, the last time we were in the Championship we were pulling in crowds bigger than the best-iality boys without the ticket deal, anyway, the dog shaggers do many ticket deals but like the scummers don't advertise the fact.
[quote][p][bold]Tinybantam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]moanmoanwhingewhinge[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TeamDevilHTAFC[/bold] wrote: ...furthermore, those of you who believe that a move fro NW to L**ds would have been better for him.....are delusional. L**ds are in serious trouble and will now slide down the Championship. They have no backbone to Thierry team and have beaten similar / worse teams in their 'lucky run'. Now that they face all the stronger teams, you'll see the real non-quality of Bruan McD's White washed side.[/p][/quote]You're the delusional one. Your tinpot little jokers have less potential then us, let alone the scum. We saw the state of your 'support' when we played you earlier this year so your drivel about infrastructure and increased revenues falls on deaf ears (speaking of delusional it was hilarious to hear your fans on the radio after that game as they raved about scraping past our reserve team, seeing it as a catalyst to promotion / Wembley) . Much as I hate them the scum have just had new investment , they will always be far bigger than you. City regard Town fans as an irritant so god knows what L666s think of you. Also, who is 'Thierry's team?[/p][/quote]I am afraid to say it, but if our season tickets were the same price as they are at Huddersfield then our fan base would not be half as big. Wells has gone, get over it and get behind the team......good luck Nahki and it was good to see you score today.......keep it up and we could be getting some extra monies when the add-ons etc., click in.[/p][/quote]I don't believe that's true, the last time we were in the Championship we were pulling in crowds bigger than the best-iality boys without the ticket deal, anyway, the dog shaggers do many ticket deals but like the scummers don't advertise the fact. bcfc1903
  • Score: -3

1:10pm Mon 13 Jan 14

shoemanzee says...

silverbantam wrote:
I live in Brighouse surrounded by Huddersfield fans. I work with Huddersfield fans. I have "friends" who are Huddersfield fans. How do you think I feel this morning ? My young nephew was in tears after getting stick off Huddersfield fans yesterday.
I live in Brighouse too and share your pain...
[quote][p][bold]silverbantam[/bold] wrote: I live in Brighouse surrounded by Huddersfield fans. I work with Huddersfield fans. I have "friends" who are Huddersfield fans. How do you think I feel this morning ? My young nephew was in tears after getting stick off Huddersfield fans yesterday.[/p][/quote]I live in Brighouse too and share your pain... shoemanzee
  • Score: -1

9:49am Tue 14 Jan 14

bwwb says...

It's not Wells ambition, or lack of it, that bothers me it's the lack of ambition shown by the club.
On almost every level possible City are a big club - 5th biggest city in England 2nd biggest city with only one club to support, 3rd best support in League1, the only club to reach a major cup final in 40 years that is not at least in the Championship (I could go on) yet they act as though our natural position should be just above Shrill Premier
Wells is no better or worse than any number of league 1 strikers he just happened to be the best that was being hawked around and the first clear £1m ( I presume the £1.5 includes VAT and agents fees etc) was snapped up on the basis that the present squad of 4th division quality players was breaching some artificial wages cap that 91 other clubs appear to ignore
Any large influx of cash at VP appears to finish up with the directors whether by dividend, sale of property or repayment of loans and the club suffers on the field
Successful clubs have huge debt (and always survive) unsuccessful clubs usually have unmanageable debt (but always survive) yet City always think that having money in the bank (or repaid to creditors) is a third way
Well three relegations 6 successive seasons at their chosen level suggests that they are more on a par with Accrington than Huddersfield (although I am sure that if Accrington ever got as lucky as we did in 2012/13 they would be shouting about how big a club they were and would be looking for players like Wells to bolster their next promotion challenge rather than selling their top scorer to Burnley)
The last time City were in this position at Xmas and sold their top scorer to a Championship club they failed to win all but 2 of their remaining games and were relegated
Meanwhile Windass went on to score the goal that took a two bit club like Hull City into the Premiership
Hull now think they are a big club (having been more like Rochdale for most of the nineties) and we are still like Rochdale ( which has an average support of 2000)
It's not Wells ambition, or lack of it, that bothers me it's the lack of ambition shown by the club. On almost every level possible City are a big club - 5th biggest city in England 2nd biggest city with only one club to support, 3rd best support in League1, the only club to reach a major cup final in 40 years that is not at least in the Championship (I could go on) yet they act as though our natural position should be just above Shrill Premier Wells is no better or worse than any number of league 1 strikers he just happened to be the best that was being hawked around and the first clear £1m ( I presume the £1.5 includes VAT and agents fees etc) was snapped up on the basis that the present squad of 4th division quality players was breaching some artificial wages cap that 91 other clubs appear to ignore Any large influx of cash at VP appears to finish up with the directors whether by dividend, sale of property or repayment of loans and the club suffers on the field Successful clubs have huge debt (and always survive) unsuccessful clubs usually have unmanageable debt (but always survive) yet City always think that having money in the bank (or repaid to creditors) is a third way Well three relegations 6 successive seasons at their chosen level suggests that they are more on a par with Accrington than Huddersfield (although I am sure that if Accrington ever got as lucky as we did in 2012/13 they would be shouting about how big a club they were and would be looking for players like Wells to bolster their next promotion challenge rather than selling their top scorer to Burnley) The last time City were in this position at Xmas and sold their top scorer to a Championship club they failed to win all but 2 of their remaining games and were relegated Meanwhile Windass went on to score the goal that took a two bit club like Hull City into the Premiership Hull now think they are a big club (having been more like Rochdale for most of the nineties) and we are still like Rochdale ( which has an average support of 2000) bwwb
  • Score: 0

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