LiveLIVE BLOG: Transfer deadline day

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And there go the bongs of big Ben which can only mean one thing.... Jim White go home!

City will look for a left back and probably another central midfielder when the emergency loan window reopens in a week.

Thanks for sticking with the blog, sorry I never did get Lionel Messi to Manningham...




Wolves have made a late signing to bring in young defender Kortney Hause from Wycombe. But he has missed the deadline to play against City.


So have there been any earth-shattering, dramatic deals today??





Thought not.


This time last year we were playing the Jason Kennedy okey-cokey. He's in, he's out, he's in, he's out.... rewrote that back page story four times in space of an hour!




Into the final hour. Jim White really is the master of making much ado about absolutely nothing....



Also looks like Halifax have held on to star striker Lee Gregory despite strong interest from Crawley and Notts County.

He was a name on City's long list of possible targets if they had not landed Aaron Mclean.


Just over an hour to go but get the impression that there might not be any announcement from VP towers.

But then there's always the loan window again next week.




PS I don't think City are one of the six clubs who've contacted Ross McCormack's "people" since he went live on Sky...


Got a feeling that even if City do make a late signing, it won't be the biggest football story in these parts...



Bit disappointed I haven't attracted an entourage outside the ground like those Sky reporters.... Come on people, where are ya??!




Something could still happen with City before 11pm. Then again....

But I do know they are trying. Believe their efforts are in midfield as Phil Parkinson suggested in the T&A this morning.


With Jameson on board, that seems to scotch the rumour from down south about Shwan Jalal at Bournemouth.

But the keeper, who had a couple of days up here training, is still cropping up. Wouldn't be surprised if he could be in the thinking over the longer term.



City have done some business....... Sheffield Wednesday goalkeeper Arron Jameson's loan has just been extended for the rest of the season!!


I believe there have been talks with someone and there is still time. But if it's going to be a loan, they've always got the emergency window in a week's time as Phil Parkinson keeps stating.




Still all quiet on this Western Yorkshire front but sounds a bit livelier just down the road. Sky reporting Leeds have rejected £4 million bid for Ross McCormack.





The City team are on the bus on their way to the West Midlands. No new faces spotted in the squad.


Perhaps I should have delivered that in Sky Sports News stylee....


Breaking News: No signings at Bradford City, we can reveal

(but maybe later, you never know)


No new updates on the City midfield possibility. Still in "maybe" territory.

Could not be a permanent signing now to feature tomorrow because midday deadline has passed. But Phil Parkinson said in T&A today that "likelihood would be loans".


Wolves goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey has signed for Crystal Palace. Not that he would have played against City - he's been benched since refusing to play earlier this month.


From what I've just been told, Cedric Evina is NOT bound for Valley Parade. He may have been one of many names mentioned for the left back vacancy but nothing more than that


City have confirmed that Luke Oliver's contract has been cancelled.

It allows the former player of the year to become a free agent and I'm hearing he is expected to join Forest Green in the Conference.


Cameroonian left back Cedric Evina from Charlton is the latest name to be linked with City.



..... but obviously they'd have to be signed by 11pm tonight


Just a reminder that any loan signings can play tomorrow providing they are registered by three hours before. That's midday in old money


"Something might happen" is the strongest hint I've been given about a possible midfield arrival.

Middlesbrough's Matty Dolan has been linked but no name being mentioned.

Again, without sounding like a stuck record, there's always the emergency loan market which opens again in a week from now.


City still trying to sign a left back and looking at various options. But impression I got from conversation recently is can't see that happening today.



One from yesterday: Former City striker Mark Stewart has signed for Derry City after being released by Kilmarnock.

Only newsworthy because this time next week, the Bantams will finally found out how much they will have to shell out to Falkirk for his "training compensation".



Kevin Doyle won't be at Molineux tomorrow. The Wolves striker in London finalising loan move to QPR


I put Dolan's name to the club recently and they denied it. Seems there might be some genuine mileage in this one.

Dolan spent three months on loan at Hartlepool and did very well. Colin Cooper was keen to sign him.


According to the Hartlepool Mail, Middlesbrough's Matty Dolan is the midfielder that City are chasing.




Expecting to hear that Luke Oliver has moved on pretty soon.


Connell and Ricky Ravenhill both expected to start for Northampton at Cheltenham tomorrow - if the pitch beats the wet weather down there.

Connell joined the Cobblers yesterday for the rest of the season and Ravenhill signed an 18-month deal.


Just written up a long interview with Alan Connell for tomorrow's T&A. Talks about his frustration at not playing enough for City but also his pride at being part of a season that "will never happen again in my lifetime".



Tomorrow's opponents Wolves have been busy.

Wayne Hennessey, Lee Griffiths and Kevin Doyle all look likely to leave Molineux today.

But they are hardly down to the "bare bones" just yet after recruiting strikers Leon Clarke and Nouha Dicko.


The left back hunt is still on but it won't be Ian Harte.

There were reports from Bournemouth that the Leeds veteran was on Phil Parkinson's hit list but the City boss dismissed that.

Matthew Bates will play there again tomorrow at Wolves unless anything changes.



City are considering whether to bring in another central midfielder following Ricky Ravenhill's move to Northampton.

But they are happy with the number of strikers so there won't be any one coming in up front to replace Alan Connell.

Read the full story


I spoke to Phil Parkinson first thing this morning and he's "not sure" if City will be doing any business today.

He repeated that they have the option of the emergency loan window reopening in a week's time when you can take players for up to three months.




For the rest of the day we'll be monitoring all the little snippets of transfer information from Valley Parade and reacting to the news of yesterday's departure of Alan Connell and Ricky Ravenhill to Northampton while keeping you abreast of the moves elsewhere in the Premier League and Football League.

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4:16pm Fri 31 Jan 14

bdsixer says...

Bournemouth sign 17year old former Bradford City youth player on an 18 month pro contract from Guiseley ...deemed to small and not good enough 18 months ago just shows if you have the right positive mental attitude and are prepared to work hard theres allways something around the corner....WELL DONE BEN WHITFIELD
Bournemouth sign 17year old former Bradford City youth player on an 18 month pro contract from Guiseley ...deemed to small and not good enough 18 months ago just shows if you have the right positive mental attitude and are prepared to work hard theres allways something around the corner....WELL DONE BEN WHITFIELD bdsixer
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