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Simon Parker, Bradford City Reporter

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Wrose bantam 3:04pm Sat 11 Jan 14

Good Old James, always there in times of need.

C,mon City Can't get to Game today but let's get into Bristol now and not sit back!

Score: -1
London bcfc 4:53pm Sat 11 Jan 14

Wells!! Debut goal!!

Score: 1
London bcfc 4:55pm Sat 11 Jan 14

400 more at VP!! Great move up Nahki!!

Score: 7
my only vision 4:58pm Sat 11 Jan 14

London bcfc wrote…


400 more at VP!! Great move up Nahki!!

get over it idiot, he scored the winner!!!!!!! who cares about the fan base.

Score: 0
London bcfc 5:03pm Sat 11 Jan 14

Idiot!? Just saying don't think it's a move up. Fair play to him though, appreciate what he did for us, but... Moving to hudds!!
Scored a debut goal to win it for them, lad must be buzzing!!

Score: 1
kirkleesbantam 5:07pm Sat 11 Jan 14

Decent result as after a turbulent week for the club, I'm sure PP will have his eyes on a striker, fair play to Mcburnie did his best but only a bench player at his age. I think we all knew Wells would come off the bench and score for the other lot, good luck to him. Come on city !

Score: 2
-HCK3R- 5:27pm Sat 11 Jan 14

London bcfc wrote…


400 more at VP!! Great move up Nahki!!

Might have been 400 more but Town fans could come back with they were going home with 3 points not 1 !...........Time to move on......

Score: 0
bantam10 5:31pm Sat 11 Jan 14

Yes he has joined a smaller club and good luck to him.
Hope we get a decent replacement then it will be wells who!
Heard he warned their bench first half.
Maybe it was that suspect injury he had.
Apparently Wells demanded he only wanted to go to Huddersfield.
Did he not realise the rivalry between both clubs or did the £ signs get in the way!

Score: 1
KnightMcCall 5:41pm Sat 11 Jan 14

my only vision wrote…


London bcfc wrote…


400 more at VP!! Great move up Nahki!!
get over it idiot, he scored the winner!!!!!!! who cares about the fan base.

Wells has gone. No need for you to post on here any more. Get back to your irrelevant little country as we no longer care.

Score: 1
Olivermac 5:50pm Sat 11 Jan 14

Another poor performance by City to be honest I think anybody with a bit of quality could have had at least 3 goals today for City Bristol very poor City made them look better than an average team, Hanson was great led the line well Mchugh also did a great job at left back but Parky has really got it wrong playing McBurnie the poor lad is way out of his depth and if Parky persists in putting this lad in from the start he will do more damage than good for his future in the proffesional game keep him on the bench untill he matures a little longer and gets a bit more weight on.

Score: 4
lawsonio123 5:59pm Sat 11 Jan 14

Time to move on now forget Wells and move forward with some news players to a brighter future stay loyal to CITY and we can all go forward together

Score: 8
KnightMcCall 6:00pm Sat 11 Jan 14

Olivermac wrote…


Another poor performance by City to be honest I think anybody with a bit of quality could have had at least 3 goals today for City Bristol very poor City made them look better than an average team, Hanson was great led the line well Mchugh also did a great job at left back but Parky has really got it wrong playing McBurnie the poor lad is way out of his depth and if Parky persists in putting this lad in from the start he will do more damage than good for his future in the proffesional game keep him on the bench untill he matures a little longer and gets a bit more weight on.

Agree on Hanson and McHugh as both were awesome. Dont agree on McBurnie. He is definitely on the light side but some great touches and chased down well. Clearly wont be first choice at moment but hope he gets lots of game time.

Score: 4
my only vision 6:14pm Sat 11 Jan 14

KnightMcCall wrote…


my only vision wrote…


London bcfc wrote…


400 more at VP!! Great move up Nahki!!
get over it idiot, he scored the winner!!!!!!! who cares about the fan base.
Wells has gone. No need for you to post on here any more. Get back to your irrelevant little country as we no longer care.

For being such an azz, I will love CITY to get RELEGATED THIS YEAR RIGHT HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!...
.. Please Lord ANSWER THAT PRAYER, PLEASE... For all u jackazzzeeezzz that said WELLS needs Hanson to score are crazy, He will score more without that DUMMY, He is a ****!!!!!!!!!! And if that's your best player no wonder there is 14 games no win....

Score: -12
Pablo 6:15pm Sat 11 Jan 14

bantam10 wrote…


Yes he has joined a smaller club and good luck to him.
Hope we get a decent replacement then it will be wells who!
Heard he warned their bench first half.
Maybe it was that suspect injury he had.
Apparently Wells demanded he only wanted to go to Huddersfield.
Did he not realise the rivalry between both clubs or did the £ signs get in the way!

By insisting that he'd only go to Huddersfield, Wells virtually dictated an artificially low fee as there was no competition for his services. No sign of his "injury" today. PP suggested his mind has been "elsewhere" for weeks. I wonder just how long this move has been in the making?

In my mind, all his good work over the past two years has been tarnished by his antics over the past few weeks.

You'd do well to remember, Nahki, that, in this life, what comes around, goes around. To those Huddersfield fans currently congratulating themselves on a cut price deal, just wait until he gets bored of playing in front of small crowds at your place, and decides which club he'll engineer a move to next.

Score: 7
Victor Clayton 6:29pm Sat 11 Jan 14

Decent hard working display, usual problem of sitting too deep in defence. Would love to have seen Kennedy making more forward runs.

Score: 3
KnightMcCall 6:36pm Sat 11 Jan 14

my only vision wrote…


KnightMcCall wrote…


my only vision wrote…


London bcfc wrote…


400 more at VP!! Great move up Nahki!!
get over it idiot, he scored the winner!!!!!!! who cares about the fan base.
Wells has gone. No need for you to post on here any more. Get back to your irrelevant little country as we no longer care.
For being such an azz, I will love CITY to get RELEGATED THIS YEAR RIGHT HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!...

.. Please Lord ANSWER THAT PRAYER, PLEASE... For all u jackazzzeeezzz that said WELLS needs Hanson to score are crazy, He will score more without that DUMMY, He is a ****!!!!!!!!!! And if that's your best player no wonder there is 14 games no win....

Looks like Hanson is better when he isn't having to carry Well$ around. He was outstanding today so get back to your sad little life and stop living through the exploits of others.

Score: 7
Cityman23 6:40pm Sat 11 Jan 14

There were plenty of feverish private conversations going on before the match began around the ground with a certain 'topic' the main preoccupation for many. However, it was good to be back to the actual football and City got off to the best possible start with a tap in opener from Hansen after a Bantams' corner with only a few mins. played.

An equaliser came along as a result of a Bristol attack down the left not being hampered (with perhaps Reid culpable), but a Bristol shot went past goalie Jonny Mac far too easily. Was there a bobble? Unsure!

From here on in, the game settled down to a fairly even contest where both sides had chances (both hit the post) and a draw was a fair result. City are becoming a bit of a banker for home draws and on balance it probably indicates where we are ie middle of the league (which for this season is acceptable.)

Gary Jones won the 'MOTM' award but though he did well, I thought James Hanson shaded it for that award. 'JH' won every header in sight and laid off the ball well. Carl McHugh also put in a good shift and Jason Kennedy (after replacing the injured Ravenhill) had his best game in claret/amber.

Oliver McBurnie chased for everything and produced some good play, nearly, before being subbed, scoring a possible winner. If he had, there would have been the loudest roar since last season's 'heroics.' The young lad needs 'nurturing' and not being over-used. He is on the light side, but will gain strength over time. He's NOT a ready-made replacement for 'NW' yet but..... he could be a long-term one.

Overall, this was not the worst result or performance that could have followed yesterday's news!

Score: 5
BCFC1234 6:41pm Sat 11 Jan 14

Pablo wrote…


bantam10 wrote…


Yes he has joined a smaller club and good luck to him.
Hope we get a decent replacement then it will be wells who!
Heard he warned their bench first half.
Maybe it was that suspect injury he had.
Apparently Wells demanded he only wanted to go to Huddersfield.
Did he not realise the rivalry between both clubs or did the £ signs get in the way!
By insisting that he'd only go to Huddersfield, Wells virtually dictated an artificially low fee as there was no competition for his services. No sign of his "injury" today. PP suggested his mind has been "elsewhere" for weeks. I wonder just how long this move has been in the making?

In my mind, all his good work over the past two years has been tarnished by his antics over the past few weeks.

You'd do well to remember, Nahki, that, in this life, what comes around, goes around. To those Huddersfield fans currently congratulating themselves on a cut price deal, just wait until he gets bored of playing in front of small crowds at your place, and decides which club he'll engineer a move to next.

According to Sky deal was £1.3 million !

Score: -1
bcfc1903 6:47pm Sat 11 Jan 14

Sounded like a great atmosphere in the second half, well done for getting right behind the lads once again, superb support. The game seemed to change when Reid went off with an injury, shame that as BCFC seemed well on top at the time, . Anyone know how Leeds went on, just kidding, great result and just the pick me up needed lol. Seemed like Reid, Jones and McHugh were outstanding. Shame JM let in a soft goal, time to maybe give the new keeper a run out. and use the same type of competition for the gloves that worked so well last season..

Score: 4
Victor Clayton 7:08pm Sat 11 Jan 14

BCFC1234 wrote…


Pablo wrote…


bantam10 wrote…


Yes he has joined a smaller club and good luck to him.
Hope we get a decent replacement then it will be wells who!
Heard he warned their bench first half.
Maybe it was that suspect injury he had.
Apparently Wells demanded he only wanted to go to Huddersfield.
Did he not realise the rivalry between both clubs or did the £ signs get in the way!
By insisting that he'd only go to Huddersfield, Wells virtually dictated an artificially low fee as there was no competition for his services. No sign of his "injury" today. PP suggested his mind has been "elsewhere" for weeks. I wonder just how long this move has been in the making?

In my mind, all his good work over the past two years has been tarnished by his antics over the past few weeks.

You'd do well to remember, Nahki, that, in this life, what comes around, goes around. To those Huddersfield fans currently congratulating themselves on a cut price deal, just wait until he gets bored of playing in front of small crowds at your place, and decides which club he'll engineer a move to next.
According to Sky deal was £1.3 million !

Dean hoyle said on radio Leeds it beat their previous record of 1.2, so possibly an educated guess. Lawn said on the pulse "I offered PP a choice at the start of the season. Either a small budget, or a larger one but getting rid of wells in the January transfer window. He chose the latter."

Score: 2
London bcfc 7:13pm Sat 11 Jan 14

my only vision wrote…


KnightMcCall wrote…


my only vision wrote…


London bcfc wrote…


400 more at VP!! Great move up Nahki!!
get over it idiot, he scored the winner!!!!!!! who cares about the fan base.
Wells has gone. No need for you to post on here any more. Get back to your irrelevant little country as we no longer care.
For being such an azz, I will love CITY to get RELEGATED THIS YEAR RIGHT HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!...

.. Please Lord ANSWER THAT PRAYER, PLEASE... For all u jackazzzeeezzz that said WELLS needs Hanson to score are crazy, He will score more without that DUMMY, He is a ****!!!!!!!!!! And if that's your best player no wonder there is 14 games no win....

Irrelevant little country? I'm a bratford living in London?? Did you do geography in special school?

Score: -1
KnightMcCall 7:21pm Sat 11 Jan 14

London bcfc wrote…


my only vision wrote…


KnightMcCall wrote…


my only vision wrote…


London bcfc wrote…


400 more at VP!! Great move up Nahki!!
get over it idiot, he scored the winner!!!!!!! who cares about the fan base.
Wells has gone. No need for you to post on here any more. Get back to your irrelevant little country as we no longer care.
For being such an azz, I will love CITY to get RELEGATED THIS YEAR RIGHT HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!...


.. Please Lord ANSWER THAT PRAYER, PLEASE... For all u jackazzzeeezzz that said WELLS needs Hanson to score are crazy, He will score more without that DUMMY, He is a ****!!!!!!!!!! And if that's your best player no wonder there is 14 games no win....
Irrelevant little country? I'm a bratford living in London?? Did you do geography in special school?

I dont think you understand. My only vision is an odious little freak from Bermuda who cries murder if anyone dares criticise that former city striker. The comment is directed at him/her/it.

Score: 4
bantam10 8:27pm Sat 11 Jan 14

Maybe a club is after Reid so he went off pretending to be injured like Judas.
I know I will get stick for this but don't really care.
Have u seen the interview on YouTube Wells saying he took us as far as he could the big headed little s***.
Hope u fail and soon city are higher than u are in the leagues!

Score: 1
kirkleesbantam 8:40pm Sat 11 Jan 14

Yes we are all unhappy about Wells going but come on boys get over it money in the bank and time to move on, CTID

Score: 5
Pablo 8:58pm Sat 11 Jan 14

It's no secret that we have to move players out and PP might find it difficult to offload the likes of Connell, Oliver and Gray. Given Nahki's "hamstring" injury, that miraculously cleared up today, I wonder how authentic some of our injuries are? I've not seen what's officially wrong with De Vita and Doyle. Doyle's omission from the squad today was described as a "knock". I'm not sure how he got it as he's not played much recently.

I just wonder whether Nathan Doyle as a high earner, is to be sacrificed, in order to reduce the cap and bring new faces in.

Sorry, but the Wells affair has made me somewhat cynical.

Score: 4
glorious1911 9:12pm Sat 11 Jan 14

Interesting conversations about Nahki today and his scheming. I wonder what his former team mates thought about his behaviour whilst he was at VP? Is that why the mood has been so downbeat? I have lost total respect for the kid. Frankly it is L666ds who deserve that type of individual the most but Nahki's right, the Clowns probably do suit him.

Score: 4
LaCe78 10:00pm Sat 11 Jan 14

Back to the rumours of potential targets, Dicko is apparently close to joining Wolves, shame as he clearly knows where the net is! McLean is a confirmed target, but the two others have not been named, I wonder if one could be Dagnall, PP clearly rated him the season before last and he did ok at Coventry, now released by Barnsley! I'd personally like to see a move for Stevie May from St Johnstone. His record is very good over the last two seasons. Scored a cracker today by all accounts and St Johnstone are allegedly v wary of a decent offer coming in for him! Not sure if the lad Gregory from Halifax will fulfill the proven goal scorer role at L1 level, hopefully all will be revealed early next week

Score: -1
Victor Clayton 11:12pm Sat 11 Jan 14

KnightMcCall wrote…


Olivermac wrote…


Another poor performance by City to be honest I think anybody with a bit of quality could have had at least 3 goals today for City Bristol very poor City made them look better than an average team, Hanson was great led the line well Mchugh also did a great job at left back but Parky has really got it wrong playing McBurnie the poor lad is way out of his depth and if Parky persists in putting this lad in from the start he will do more damage than good for his future in the proffesional game keep him on the bench untill he matures a little longer and gets a bit more weight on.
Agree on Hanson and McHugh as both were awesome. Dont agree on McBurnie. He is definitely on the light side but some great touches and chased down well. Clearly wont be first choice at moment but hope he gets lots of game time.

I thought that in first half, it was the best Hanson has played in ages.

Score: 2
Cityman23 11:17pm Sat 11 Jan 14

It's been alleged today that Nahki Wells made it clear to Chair, Mark Lawn, that he wanted to go to Huddersfield Town and ONLY Huddersfield Town which, if true, certainly put the club (BCAFC) in a corner. Okay, 18 months to go in his contract, but if 'NW' sat tight and refused to consider any other club that could've meant he left for nothing.

Also, HOW did 'NW' KNOW he was wanted by Huddersfield Town? You can't hold out for a move to a club unless you're SURE they want you (???!!!)

All, in all ..there COULD be more to this than meets the eye!

Score: 8
KnightMcCall 12:22am Sun 12 Jan 14

Did anyone see the Leeds Utd kick off times today...12.15, 12.35, 1.00, 1.20, 1.37, 1.50 & 2.04.

Score: 19
allannicho 7:49am Sun 12 Jan 14

bantam10 wrote…


Yes he has joined a smaller club and good luck to him.
Hope we get a decent replacement then it will be wells who!
Heard he warned their bench first half.
Maybe it was that suspect injury he had.
Apparently Wells demanded he only wanted to go to Huddersfield.
Did he not realise the rivalry between both clubs or did the £ signs get in the way!

Wells is not a "West Yorkshire Lad" like Stuart was so do not expect the same kind if loyalty.
At the end of the day the world his is oyster at that age, best of luck to him I say.

Score: -1
China1966 8:35am Sun 12 Jan 14

Can't work out why pp didn't play Jordan from the start in place of thompson, surely this would have have given pp a chance to see what he could do . ( we all know what thompson can do ) even if was for just 65 mins , not for 10 mins at the end of a game when the game will probably lost anyway , CTID

Score: 0
I laugh at your vision 11:11am Sun 12 Jan 14

my only vision wrote…


KnightMcCall wrote…


my only vision wrote…


London bcfc wrote…


400 more at VP!! Great move up Nahki!!
get over it idiot, he scored the winner!!!!!!! who cares about the fan base.
Wells has gone. No need for you to post on here any more. Get back to your irrelevant little country as we no longer care.
For being such an azz, I will love CITY to get RELEGATED THIS YEAR RIGHT HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!...

.. Please Lord ANSWER THAT PRAYER, PLEASE... For all u jackazzzeeezzz that said WELLS needs Hanson to score are crazy, He will score more without that DUMMY, He is a ****!!!!!!!!!! And if that's your best player no wonder there is 14 games no win....

Hey, you illiterate a-hole, your boyfriend has left to go to a small town team down the road, why don't you go pollute their websites? I'm sure they'd appreciate an illiterate, overseas moron calling them 'crackers', insulting everyone in their team, calling their children names and just chatting sh!t in general as you've been doing the last few months. Hopefully whoever we sign to replace your boyfriend won't have a demented stalker who thinks its clever to insult the team he plays for and its fans and will have a less crappy attitude than him too

Score: 4
tyker7745 11:27am Sun 12 Jan 14

wells has gone let us hope he does really and gets a move for 6million or more we get the add n f 20% a 20% add o.

Score: 1
lawsonio123 11:44am Sun 12 Jan 14

Well Done Great effort now we need a bit of craft to move on Mr Parkinson will deal with this. I am informed that SAM WIDDAL had another fine game yesterday please Parky try to get him. Great replacement. Whatever I am sure CITY will now go forward and we will enjoy success again Keep Watching Keep Cheering The Good Times will return

Score: -1
lawsonio123 12:50pm Sun 12 Jan 14

Just a thought The man from Hull is 30 years old Widdal is 23

Score: 1
bcfc1903 1:19pm Sun 12 Jan 14

Whoever we get, he needs pace or the opposition will be double teaming Reid all the time. Parkinson made a mistake by replacing Hines with Yeates who has absolutely no pace which means Reid is having to do all the carrying of the ball, it was very noticable yesterday that when Reid departed so did BCFC's chance of winning the game. Now Wells has gone we only have Reid with pace, he's a quality player but that is too much lumped onto one player. We need pace in attack and imo in midfield. I'd also like to see the new keeper getting a game next week.

And can the club bring the fantastic hoops back next season, and while we're at it, lets get back to BCFC fans back in the Bradford End, why on earth anything was changed after the fantastic season BCFC had last season is a mystery. To go so long without a home win is ludicrous. September 2013, we are now well into January 2014.

Score: 1
London bcfc 2:15pm Sun 12 Jan 14

KnightMcCall wrote…


London bcfc wrote…


my only vision wrote…


KnightMcCall wrote…


my only vision wrote…


London bcfc wrote…


400 more at VP!! Great move up Nahki!!
get over it idiot, he scored the winner!!!!!!! who cares about the fan base.
Wells has gone. No need for you to post on here any more. Get back to your irrelevant little country as we no longer care.
For being such an azz, I will love CITY to get RELEGATED THIS YEAR RIGHT HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!...



.. Please Lord ANSWER THAT PRAYER, PLEASE... For all u jackazzzeeezzz that said WELLS needs Hanson to score are crazy, He will score more without that DUMMY, He is a ****!!!!!!!!!! And if that's your best player no wonder there is 14 games no win....
Irrelevant little country? I'm a bratford living in London?? Did you do geography in special school?
I dont think you understand. My only vision is an odious little freak from Bermuda who cries murder if anyone dares criticise that former city striker. The comment is directed at him/her/it.

Apologies

Score: 0
shaun from richmond 2:25pm Sun 12 Jan 14

£1.3m???????.....An
y other club than CITY.....SERIOUS questions would be asked of the MEN IN CHARGE!.
The fact that Wells wanted to go to Hudders....should have INFLATED the price NOT REDUCED IT!!.
We have a shortfall of over £500k.....the add ons would have happened anyway.
"WE HAD" the HOTTEST Striker in the Lower divisions and we have given given our only playing asset away....TO HUDDERSFIELD!!.
Even for Lawn/Rhodes THIS IS AN ALL TIME LOW!!.

Score: 3
tinytoonster 3:06pm Sun 12 Jan 14

Cityman23 wrote…


It's been alleged today that Nahki Wells made it clear to Chair, Mark Lawn, that he wanted to go to Huddersfield Town and ONLY Huddersfield Town which, if true, certainly put the club (BCAFC) in a corner. Okay, 18 months to go in his contract, but if 'NW' sat tight and refused to consider any other club that could've meant he left for nothing.

Also, HOW did 'NW' KNOW he was wanted by Huddersfield Town? You can't hold out for a move to a club unless you're SURE they want you (???!!!)

All, in all ..there COULD be more to this than meets the eye!

just cos fat boy lawn says something does not make it true, he said he would only go for silly money.
that was a lie unless he meant silly money as in too little!
if anything it smells of desperation by the club.
will see how much gets spent but not holding my breath.....

Score: 2
Bantambhoy 4:10pm Sun 12 Jan 14

Victor Clayton wrote…


Decent hard working display, usual problem of sitting too deep in defence. Would love to have seen Kennedy making more forward runs.

Absolutely spot on. If our midfield continue to sit in a line of four just inside our own half and allow visiting teams to play the ball at will across their back line until their runners have found space we will continue to struggle at VP. Our two front men put in a great shift but were pulled all over the place because there wasn't any support or pressing from midfield. I don't think their 'keeper kicked the ball out once, just had to roll it out unchallenged to either fullback or centrehalf. When our front two have been pulled right or left........they are not in a position to score. It's not rocket science..........is it?

Score: 1
Victor Clayton 4:26pm Sun 12 Jan 14

lawsonio123 wrote…


Just a thought The man from Hull is 30 years old Widdal is 23

PP has said that a replacement for wells will have to be a proven goal scorer at this level. No question marks. So probably the man from hull. Although the average age of the hudds team is only 22/3.

Score: 0
lawsonio123 4:36pm Sun 12 Jan 14

shaun from richmond wrote…


£1.3m???????.....An

y other club than CITY.....SERIOUS questions would be asked of the MEN IN CHARGE!.
The fact that Wells wanted to go to Hudders....should have INFLATED the price NOT REDUCED IT!!.
We have a shortfall of over £500k.....the add ons would have happened anyway.
"WE HAD" the HOTTEST Striker in the Lower divisions and we have given given our only playing asset away....TO HUDDERSFIELD!!.
Even for Lawn/Rhodes THIS IS AN ALL TIME LOW!!.

Shaun You are right in regard to the fee City got undersold however he has turned out to be a right little Big Head so from that view best get rid Take Care

Score: 1
macca1969 4:39pm Sun 12 Jan 14

What I would like to know is did we offer Wells a new deal as we were told or as lawn said yesterday parky was told if you have a large budget Wells goes injJanuary! !! Which us mr porky pies. By the way for once shaun is right

Score: 0
lawsonio123 4:41pm Sun 12 Jan 14

Victor Clayton wrote…


lawsonio123 wrote…


Just a thought The man from Hull is 30 years old Widdal is 23
PP has said that a replacement for wells will have to be a proven goal scorer at this level. No question marks. So probably the man from hull. Although the average age of the hudds team is only 22/3.

Widdal is scoring goals for fun more than man from Hull

Score: 0
Bantambhoy 4:45pm Sun 12 Jan 14

tinytoonster wrote…


Cityman23 wrote…


It's been alleged today that Nahki Wells made it clear to Chair, Mark Lawn, that he wanted to go to Huddersfield Town and ONLY Huddersfield Town which, if true, certainly put the club (BCAFC) in a corner. Okay, 18 months to go in his contract, but if 'NW' sat tight and refused to consider any other club that could've meant he left for nothing.

Also, HOW did 'NW' KNOW he was wanted by Huddersfield Town? You can't hold out for a move to a club unless you're SURE they want you (???!!!)

All, in all ..there COULD be more to this than meets the eye!
just cos fat boy lawn says something does not make it true, he said he would only go for silly money.
that was a lie unless he meant silly money as in too little!
if anything it smells of desperation by the club.
will see how much gets spent but not holding my breath.....

Good interview by Mark Lawn yesterday, he did state that the money would go back into the team and that we were talking to three players. I felt a bit sorry for him as it looks like Wells had been 'got at' well in advance of the transfer window. A 4+year contract is massive and Hoyle is investing heavily at Hudds.
The boy obviously was dishonest in his dealings with BCFC which is sad but proved by him playing yesterday.
Some clubs who don't need the money would have made him sit until the end of this season and then let him go. His preferred team might not have wanted him then.

Score: 1
Victor Clayton 4:57pm Sun 12 Jan 14

bcfc1903 wrote…


Whoever we get, he needs pace or the opposition will be double teaming Reid all the time. Parkinson made a mistake by replacing Hines with Yeates who has absolutely no pace which means Reid is having to do all the carrying of the ball, it was very noticable yesterday that when Reid departed so did BCFC's chance of winning the game. Now Wells has gone we only have Reid with pace, he's a quality player but that is too much lumped onto one player. We need pace in attack and imo in midfield. I'd also like to see the new keeper getting a game next week.

And can the club bring the fantastic hoops back next season, and while we're at it, lets get back to BCFC fans back in the Bradford End, why on earth anything was changed after the fantastic season BCFC had last season is a mystery. To go so long without a home win is ludicrous. September 2013, we are now well into January 2014.

I just can't weight Reid up. He is definitely one of the hardest working players, but how much do we get from him? He is excellent at running the ball out of defence but his crossing isn't great. Yes he 2/3 men on him at times, but why does he not pass and take said players out of the game, instead of doggedly trying to get the cross in? And if we had a bit more penetration in the middle would he have an easier pass on (don't think that he would pass anyway) or would the opposition even be able to spare the players to go out wide, enabling him to get a better cross in, or attack the box? The other thing is we never have that many players in the box ( We actually did for Hanson's goal and got rewarded. After that thought we gradually dropped further and further back) or attacking the front post, so his crossing has to be great or its wasted. And I don't think that even his biggest fan would say it is great. Also Thompson being out of form (too old?) doesn't help.

Score: 2
Victor Clayton 5:20pm Sun 12 Jan 14

Bantambhoy wrote…


tinytoonster wrote…


Cityman23 wrote…


It's been alleged today that Nahki Wells made it clear to Chair, Mark Lawn, that he wanted to go to Huddersfield Town and ONLY Huddersfield Town which, if true, certainly put the club (BCAFC) in a corner. Okay, 18 months to go in his contract, but if 'NW' sat tight and refused to consider any other club that could've meant he left for nothing.

Also, HOW did 'NW' KNOW he was wanted by Huddersfield Town? You can't hold out for a move to a club unless you're SURE they want you (???!!!)

All, in all ..there COULD be more to this than meets the eye!
just cos fat boy lawn says something does not make it true, he said he would only go for silly money.
that was a lie unless he meant silly money as in too little!
if anything it smells of desperation by the club.
will see how much gets spent but not holding my breath.....
Good interview by Mark Lawn yesterday, he did state that the money would go back into the team and that we were talking to three players. I felt a bit sorry for him as it looks like Wells had been 'got at' well in advance of the transfer window. A 4+year contract is massive and Hoyle is investing heavily at Hudds.
The boy obviously was dishonest in his dealings with BCFC which is sad but proved by him playing yesterday.
Some clubs who don't need the money would have made him sit until the end of this season and then let him go. His preferred team might not have wanted him then.

According to Dean hoyle on radio Leeds, Hudderfield are planning long term and have been watching wells for 18 months. There may well have been a bit of nodding and winking going on. Lawn also said that good players either sign for a fee or if they are out of contract the fee money goes to them in wages. So we could have made wells sweat it out, but he would be the one to benefit.

Score: 1
Victor Clayton 5:26pm Sun 12 Jan 14

lawsonio123 wrote…


Victor Clayton wrote…


lawsonio123 wrote…


Just a thought The man from Hull is 30 years old Widdal is 23
PP has said that a replacement for wells will have to be a proven goal scorer at this level. No question marks. So probably the man from hull. Although the average age of the hudds team is only 22/3.
Widdal is scoring goals for fun more than man from Hull

I would prefer to have a bit of youth in the team. Is Widdal proven in league one?

Score: 0
spleen ventor 5:47pm Sun 12 Jan 14

macca1969 wrote…


What I would like to know is did we offer Wells a new deal as we were told or as lawn said yesterday parky was told if you have a large budget Wells goes injJanuary! !! Which us mr porky pies. By the way for once shaun is right

Listen again and clear that spam out your lugs!
Lawn was refering to last season (2012/13) when he said that, the subsequent cup run meant was didn't have to sell Wells LAST January.

Score: 2
Victor Clayton 5:54pm Sun 12 Jan 14

spleen ventor wrote…


macca1969 wrote…


What I would like to know is did we offer Wells a new deal as we were told or as lawn said yesterday parky was told if you have a large budget Wells goes injJanuary! !! Which us mr porky pies. By the way for once shaun is right
Listen again and clear that spam out your lugs!
Lawn was refering to last season (2012/13) when he said that, the subsequent cup run meant was didn't have to sell Wells LAST January.

I don't think he was.

Score: 1
Pablo 5:58pm Sun 12 Jan 14

Victor Clayton wrote…


lawsonio123 wrote…


Victor Clayton wrote…


lawsonio123 wrote…


Just a thought The man from Hull is 30 years old Widdal is 23
PP has said that a replacement for wells will have to be a proven goal scorer at this level. No question marks. So probably the man from hull. Although the average age of the hudds team is only 22/3.
Widdal is scoring goals for fun more than man from Hull
I would prefer to have a bit of youth in the team. Is Widdal proven in league one?

I think Lawsonio is talking about Sam Winnall., not Sam Wddal!

I'm not sure the lad is ready for League 1 yet. He was on YTV Calendar last Thursday or Friday, by the way.

Score: 0
Pablo 6:01pm Sun 12 Jan 14

spleen ventor wrote…


macca1969 wrote…


What I would like to know is did we offer Wells a new deal as we were told or as lawn said yesterday parky was told if you have a large budget Wells goes injJanuary! !! Which us mr porky pies. By the way for once shaun is right
Listen again and clear that spam out your lugs!
Lawn was refering to last season (2012/13) when he said that, the subsequent cup run meant was didn't have to sell Wells LAST January.

Strange, I got the same impression as macca. I thought Lawn was taking about THIS season.

Score: 0
Victor Clayton 6:12pm Sun 12 Jan 14

Bantambhoy wrote…


Victor Clayton wrote…


Decent hard working display, usual problem of sitting too deep in defence. Would love to have seen Kennedy making more forward runs.
Absolutely spot on. If our midfield continue to sit in a line of four just inside our own half and allow visiting teams to play the ball at will across their back line until their runners have found space we will continue to struggle at VP. Our two front men put in a great shift but were pulled all over the place because there wasn't any support or pressing from midfield. I don't think their 'keeper kicked the ball out once, just had to roll it out unchallenged to either fullback or centrehalf. When our front two have been pulled right or left........they are not in a position to score. It's not rocket science..........is it?

What worries me is PP said he was disappointed a how deep we played. What does this mean? We are not good enough? Too old? Both!

Score: 1
Cityman23 6:30pm Sun 12 Jan 14

Bantambhoy wrote…


tinytoonster wrote…


Cityman23 wrote…


It's been alleged today that Nahki Wells made it clear to Chair, Mark Lawn, that he wanted to go to Huddersfield Town and ONLY Huddersfield Town which, if true, certainly put the club (BCAFC) in a corner. Okay, 18 months to go in his contract, but if 'NW' sat tight and refused to consider any other club that could've meant he left for nothing.

Also, HOW did 'NW' KNOW he was wanted by Huddersfield Town? You can't hold out for a move to a club unless you're SURE they want you (???!!!)

All, in all ..there COULD be more to this than meets the eye!
just cos fat boy lawn says something does not make it true, he said he would only go for silly money.
that was a lie unless he meant silly money as in too little!
if anything it smells of desperation by the club.
will see how much gets spent but not holding my breath.....
Good interview by Mark Lawn yesterday, he did state that the money would go back into the team and that we were talking to three players. I felt a bit sorry for him as it looks like Wells had been 'got at' well in advance of the transfer window. A 4+year contract is massive and Hoyle is investing heavily at Hudds.
The boy obviously was dishonest in his dealings with BCFC which is sad but proved by him playing yesterday.
Some clubs who don't need the money would have made him sit until the end of this season and then let him go. His preferred team might not have wanted him then.

'Got at' = tapping and doesn't 'tapping' contravene Football League rules?

Score: 1
bcfc1903 6:49pm Sun 12 Jan 14

Victor Clayton wrote…


bcfc1903 wrote…


Whoever we get, he needs pace or the opposition will be double teaming Reid all the time. Parkinson made a mistake by replacing Hines with Yeates who has absolutely no pace which means Reid is having to do all the carrying of the ball, it was very noticable yesterday that when Reid departed so did BCFC's chance of winning the game. Now Wells has gone we only have Reid with pace, he's a quality player but that is too much lumped onto one player. We need pace in attack and imo in midfield. I'd also like to see the new keeper getting a game next week.

And can the club bring the fantastic hoops back next season, and while we're at it, lets get back to BCFC fans back in the Bradford End, why on earth anything was changed after the fantastic season BCFC had last season is a mystery. To go so long without a home win is ludicrous. September 2013, we are now well into January 2014.
I just can't weight Reid up. He is definitely one of the hardest working players, but how much do we get from him? He is excellent at running the ball out of defence but his crossing isn't great. Yes he 2/3 men on him at times, but why does he not pass and take said players out of the game, instead of doggedly trying to get the cross in? And if we had a bit more penetration in the middle would he have an easier pass on (don't think that he would pass anyway) or would the opposition even be able to spare the players to go out wide, enabling him to get a better cross in, or attack the box? The other thing is we never have that many players in the box ( We actually did for Hanson's goal and got rewarded. After that thought we gradually dropped further and further back) or attacking the front post, so his crossing has to be great or its wasted. And I don't think that even his biggest fan would say it is great. Also Thompson being out of form (too old?) doesn't help.

I weighed Reid up immediately, obviously he played a massive part in BCFC getting promoted and also getting to the clubs first major cup final since 1911, he's quite simply a class act. I don't believe he will stay at BCFC unfortunately, as he gets too much unjust criticism. Instead of supporting the player some fans and i use that term very loosely seem to need to be proved correct, its sad that they would try to put the guy off just to say as it seems ''I was right', surely the club and result comes first, the ego needs to be put away for 90mins for the greater good of the club and its results. Back Reid unconditionally and he'll on occasions win games for Bradford City Football Club off his own bat. Most folk involved in the game know what a threat Reid is, there does seem a real problem regarding some BCFC fans though, that is why he'll be gone either this month or at the end of the season. Sometimes I wonder ( and i say this with an heavy heart, but it has to be addressed) if there is an element of racism in some of the comments regarding Reid, if there is, that is a total disgrace.

Score: 0
Victor Clayton 6:56pm Sun 12 Jan 14

bcfc1903 wrote…


Victor Clayton wrote…


bcfc1903 wrote…


Whoever we get, he needs pace or the opposition will be double teaming Reid all the time. Parkinson made a mistake by replacing Hines with Yeates who has absolutely no pace which means Reid is having to do all the carrying of the ball, it was very noticable yesterday that when Reid departed so did BCFC's chance of winning the game. Now Wells has gone we only have Reid with pace, he's a quality player but that is too much lumped onto one player. We need pace in attack and imo in midfield. I'd also like to see the new keeper getting a game next week.

And can the club bring the fantastic hoops back next season, and while we're at it, lets get back to BCFC fans back in the Bradford End, why on earth anything was changed after the fantastic season BCFC had last season is a mystery. To go so long without a home win is ludicrous. September 2013, we are now well into January 2014.
I just can't weight Reid up. He is definitely one of the hardest working players, but how much do we get from him? He is excellent at running the ball out of defence but his crossing isn't great. Yes he 2/3 men on him at times, but why does he not pass and take said players out of the game, instead of doggedly trying to get the cross in? And if we had a bit more penetration in the middle would he have an easier pass on (don't think that he would pass anyway) or would the opposition even be able to spare the players to go out wide, enabling him to get a better cross in, or attack the box? The other thing is we never have that many players in the box ( We actually did for Hanson's goal and got rewarded. After that thought we gradually dropped further and further back) or attacking the front post, so his crossing has to be great or its wasted. And I don't think that even his biggest fan would say it is great. Also Thompson being out of form (too old?) doesn't help.
I weighed Reid up immediately, obviously he played a massive part in BCFC getting promoted and also getting to the clubs first major cup final since 1911, he's quite simply a class act. I don't believe he will stay at BCFC unfortunately, as he gets too much unjust criticism. Instead of supporting the player some fans and i use that term very loosely seem to need to be proved correct, its sad that they would try to put the guy off just to say as it seems ''I was right', surely the club and result comes first, the ego needs to be put away for 90mins for the greater good of the club and its results. Back Reid unconditionally and he'll on occasions win games for Bradford City Football Club off his own bat. Most folk involved in the game know what a threat Reid is, there does seem a real problem regarding some BCFC fans though, that is why he'll be gone either this month or at the end of the season. Sometimes I wonder ( and i say this with an heavy heart, but it has to be addressed) if there is an element of racism in some of the comments regarding Reid, if there is, that is a total disgrace.

Racism? I am sure that you are way way off the mark.

Score: 3
bcfc1903 7:02pm Sun 12 Jan 14

Victor Clayton wrote…


bcfc1903 wrote…


Victor Clayton wrote…


bcfc1903 wrote…


Whoever we get, he needs pace or the opposition will be double teaming Reid all the time. Parkinson made a mistake by replacing Hines with Yeates who has absolutely no pace which means Reid is having to do all the carrying of the ball, it was very noticable yesterday that when Reid departed so did BCFC's chance of winning the game. Now Wells has gone we only have Reid with pace, he's a quality player but that is too much lumped onto one player. We need pace in attack and imo in midfield. I'd also like to see the new keeper getting a game next week.

And can the club bring the fantastic hoops back next season, and while we're at it, lets get back to BCFC fans back in the Bradford End, why on earth anything was changed after the fantastic season BCFC had last season is a mystery. To go so long without a home win is ludicrous. September 2013, we are now well into January 2014.
I just can't weight Reid up. He is definitely one of the hardest working players, but how much do we get from him? He is excellent at running the ball out of defence but his crossing isn't great. Yes he 2/3 men on him at times, but why does he not pass and take said players out of the game, instead of doggedly trying to get the cross in? And if we had a bit more penetration in the middle would he have an easier pass on (don't think that he would pass anyway) or would the opposition even be able to spare the players to go out wide, enabling him to get a better cross in, or attack the box? The other thing is we never have that many players in the box ( We actually did for Hanson's goal and got rewarded. After that thought we gradually dropped further and further back) or attacking the front post, so his crossing has to be great or its wasted. And I don't think that even his biggest fan would say it is great. Also Thompson being out of form (too old?) doesn't help.
I weighed Reid up immediately, obviously he played a massive part in BCFC getting promoted and also getting to the clubs first major cup final since 1911, he's quite simply a class act. I don't believe he will stay at BCFC unfortunately, as he gets too much unjust criticism. Instead of supporting the player some fans and i use that term very loosely seem to need to be proved correct, its sad that they would try to put the guy off just to say as it seems ''I was right', surely the club and result comes first, the ego needs to be put away for 90mins for the greater good of the club and its results. Back Reid unconditionally and he'll on occasions win games for Bradford City Football Club off his own bat. Most folk involved in the game know what a threat Reid is, there does seem a real problem regarding some BCFC fans though, that is why he'll be gone either this month or at the end of the season. Sometimes I wonder ( and i say this with an heavy heart, but it has to be addressed) if there is an element of racism in some of the comments regarding Reid, if there is, that is a total disgrace.
Racism? I am sure that you are way way off the mark.

I hope I am Victor, but I believe that thought has to be aired. To think it and not to put it out there for debate would imo be spineless.

Score: -2
Victor Clayton 7:53pm Sun 12 Jan 14

No offense, but Without some solid evidence to back up your allegation I don't think you will start a debate. But You might just look a bit of a crank.

Score: 1
bcfc1903 8:12pm Sun 12 Jan 14

Victor Clayton wrote…


No offense, but Without some solid evidence to back up your allegation I don't think you will start a debate. But You might just look a bit of a crank.

Why, I said there could be an element of racism in some the unjust criticism Reid receives, and there could, if that, in your opinion makes me a crank then i suggest you have a word with yourself.

I very much doubt Valley Parade is a racist free zone.

Score: -2
Bradford1903 9:06pm Sun 12 Jan 14

Thought it was a reasonable performance against decent opponents, who didn't come here for a point.

Think we are just going to have to take it as a given that the opposition is going to score from their 1st attack, as it seems to happen at every home, that was once again illustrated yesterday.

Another poor goal to concede though, the shot should've been comfortably saved by McLaughlin, and it isn't the 1st time I've said that, Wolves and Coventry are two other examples off the top of my head. They are crucial errors at crucial times, which is costing us points.

Can't believe the earlier comment about McBurnie, I think he has shown a lot of promise, and it says it all, that a 17 year old doesn't look out of place at this level. It was a great run in the 2nd half, just a pity he didn't show much composure at the end, as it would've been a fine goal.

I thought Reid played pretty well yesterday and put some good balls in. To be fair he looked dead on his feet when he came off, but I thought we lacked impetus after that, as we didn't have somebody to take the ball forward 30 or 40 yards, and put the opposition on the back foot.

As for Wells, to sign for our local rivals is bad enough, but to refuse to play for the club, that probably saved your football league career, then any little respect we had left for him has quickly evaporated.

Score: 2
spleen ventor 11:06pm Sun 12 Jan 14

Pablo wrote…


spleen ventor wrote…


macca1969 wrote…


What I would like to know is did we offer Wells a new deal as we were told or as lawn said yesterday parky was told if you have a large budget Wells goes injJanuary! !! Which us mr porky pies. By the way for once shaun is right
Listen again and clear that spam out your lugs!
Lawn was refering to last season (2012/13) when he said that, the subsequent cup run meant was didn't have to sell Wells LAST January.
Strange, I got the same impression as macca. I thought Lawn was taking about THIS season.

Definitely referring to LAST year....just listened again....
"we asked Phil LAST SEASON did he want a large budget but Nahki might have to go in January"....."and no one can't say it didn't work last year"

Score: 1
lawsonio123 11:32am Mon 13 Jan 14

Victor Clayton wrote…


lawsonio123 wrote…


Victor Clayton wrote…


lawsonio123 wrote…


Just a thought The man from Hull is 30 years old Widdal is 23
PP has said that a replacement for wells will have to be a proven goal scorer at this level. No question marks. So probably the man from hull. Although the average age of the hudds team is only 22/3.
Widdal is scoring goals for fun more than man from Hull
I would prefer to have a bit of youth in the team. Is Widdal proven in league one?

WAS WELLS

Score: 0
lawsonio123 11:41am Mon 13 Jan 14

Victor Clayton wrote…


lawsonio123 wrote…


Victor Clayton wrote…


lawsonio123 wrote…


Just a thought The man from Hull is 30 years old Widdal is 23
PP has said that a replacement for wells will have to be a proven goal scorer at this level. No question marks. So probably the man from hull. Although the average age of the hudds team is only 22/3.
Widdal is scoring goals for fun more than man from Hull
I would prefer to have a bit of youth in the team. Is Widdal proven in league one?

WAS WELLS

Score: 0
Victor Clayton 12:29pm Mon 13 Jan 14

lawsonio123 wrote…


Victor Clayton wrote…

lawsonio123 wrote…

Victor Clayton wrote…

lawsonio123 wrote…

Just a thought The man from Hull is 30 years old Widdal is 23
PP has said that a replacement for wells will have to be a proven goal scorer at this level. No question marks. So probably the man from hull. Although the average age of the hudds team is only 22/3.
Widdal is scoring goals for fun more than man from Hull
I would prefer to have a bit of youth in the team. Is Widdal proven in league one?
WAS WELLS

PP has said that a replacement for wells will have to be a proven goal scorer at this level - DONT SHOOT THE MESSENGER!

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