Everton to sign Bradford City starlet George Green in whopping £2million deal

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: George Green, left, pictured four years ago playing for City’s under-11s George Green, left, pictured four years ago playing for City’s under-11s

City are set to sell a teenage prodigy to Everton in a mega-bucks deal that will bank them up to £2 million.

Everton have beaten off interest from over 20 clubs, including some from abroad, to sign 15-year-old midfielder George Green, who is seen as one of the hottest prospects in the country.

The deal was done at Saturday’s Merseyside derby after talks between Archie Christie, Peter Horne and Everton boss David Moyes.

Tottenham and Rangers were also chasing Dewsbury-born Green but he felt a move to Everton – and their reputation for blooding youngsters – was the best choice.

City will initially receive nearly £300,000 for a player who has come up through the school of excellence.

The deal is structured to include further bonuses for appearances, new contracts, potential international appearances and a bumper sell-on clause from any future transfer fee.

Head of football development Christie said: “This is one of the highest deals ever for a 15-year-old from a League Two club. But George is the best I’ve seen in his position at his age. He could become another Wayne Rooney or Paul Gascoigne."

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2:25am Mon 3 Oct 11

bradfordranger says...

Another youngster sold to line the pockets of the chairmen. The first team have got worse while Delph and Cleverly are regulars in the premier league.
Sack the board !!!
Another youngster sold to line the pockets of the chairmen. The first team have got worse while Delph and Cleverly are regulars in the premier league. Sack the board !!! bradfordranger
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2:51am Mon 3 Oct 11

Banktop says...

bradfordranger wrote:
Another youngster sold to line the pockets of the chairmen. The first team have got worse while Delph and Cleverly are regulars in the premier league. Sack the board !!!
i have to disagree with you. You need to read BFB interview with Archie to understand it more. This money is the future of our club. The results will improve for the first team, and this lad would not feature for sometime if he stayed. I say trust the club and get behind them in charge. sack the board....don't make me laugh!!!
[quote][p][bold]bradfordranger[/bold] wrote: Another youngster sold to line the pockets of the chairmen. The first team have got worse while Delph and Cleverly are regulars in the premier league. Sack the board !!![/p][/quote]i have to disagree with you. You need to read BFB interview with Archie to understand it more. This money is the future of our club. The results will improve for the first team, and this lad would not feature for sometime if he stayed. I say trust the club and get behind them in charge. sack the board....don't make me laugh!!! Banktop
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3:14am Mon 3 Oct 11

bradfordranger says...

I have read Archies article and totally disagree. His dream is for youngsters to play for Southampton or Rangers before being sold on to top Prem clubs?? Hold on a minute !! Why can't the young players play for City a few years before being finally sold. Why are we selling these players at such a young age?? Money that's why!! Because our board does not have any cash and have taken the club downwards year after year. Sack the board.
I have read Archies article and totally disagree. His dream is for youngsters to play for Southampton or Rangers before being sold on to top Prem clubs?? Hold on a minute !! Why can't the young players play for City a few years before being finally sold. Why are we selling these players at such a young age?? Money that's why!! Because our board does not have any cash and have taken the club downwards year after year. Sack the board. bradfordranger
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5:06am Mon 3 Oct 11

silverbantam says...

I met George just over a year ago when I taught him at St John Fishers. A top lad with a great attitude. I never knew he was such a good player. Hope he goes far.
I met George just over a year ago when I taught him at St John Fishers. A top lad with a great attitude. I never knew he was such a good player. Hope he goes far. silverbantam
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6:09am Mon 3 Oct 11

benish says...

Do you seriously want these prospects going near our team!!? There ability and career would go into reverse the minute they go anywhere near our team!
Any player that comes to us enters reverse gear!
Best to get rid now and cash in and allow them to be taught by the best in the business, for their sake!
Do you seriously want these prospects going near our team!!? There ability and career would go into reverse the minute they go anywhere near our team! Any player that comes to us enters reverse gear! Best to get rid now and cash in and allow them to be taught by the best in the business, for their sake! benish
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7:30am Mon 3 Oct 11

mcchalk says...

I maybe wrong but I think we are powerless to stop anyone that age going. If we said no then a tribunal would decide the fee. It maybe that the players parents along with the club decided which club would be best for him to develop at and then the clubs decided the fee. If it went to a tribunal we could have ended up with a lot less. I’m not surprised they picked Everton though. I’ve seen the training ground and it one of the best in the world + he will have better chances of first team football rather than Man U etc. Good luck to the lad.
I maybe wrong but I think we are powerless to stop anyone that age going. If we said no then a tribunal would decide the fee. It maybe that the players parents along with the club decided which club would be best for him to develop at and then the clubs decided the fee. If it went to a tribunal we could have ended up with a lot less. I’m not surprised they picked Everton though. I’ve seen the training ground and it one of the best in the world + he will have better chances of first team football rather than Man U etc. Good luck to the lad. mcchalk
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7:36am Mon 3 Oct 11

macca1969 says...

The good news is this is everton, if the lad does make it they are a selling club so the sell on clause will soon kick in. For those knocking this deal i can see your frustrations but this is the life blood of ours and most lower league clubs. Yes remember we are a league 2 club and have been for some years now without looking like gettin out.
The good news is this is everton, if the lad does make it they are a selling club so the sell on clause will soon kick in. For those knocking this deal i can see your frustrations but this is the life blood of ours and most lower league clubs. Yes remember we are a league 2 club and have been for some years now without looking like gettin out. macca1969
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8:23am Mon 3 Oct 11

bradfordranger says...

These kinds of deals give nothing for the fans to look forward to. Fans invest in the club thru buying tickets, yet as soon as we have assets we sell them, allowing other clubs fans to benefit from our investment. We do not even get a chance to watch them!!

The money is also not re-invested in the team!! We have not paid any money for any players recently!! Also, is the development squad preparing players so we can make a profit?? or to play in the first team??

I am a very frustrated fan at the moment and wish the club would be truthful and outline the plans clearly to the fans!!!
These kinds of deals give nothing for the fans to look forward to. Fans invest in the club thru buying tickets, yet as soon as we have assets we sell them, allowing other clubs fans to benefit from our investment. We do not even get a chance to watch them!! The money is also not re-invested in the team!! We have not paid any money for any players recently!! Also, is the development squad preparing players so we can make a profit?? or to play in the first team?? I am a very frustrated fan at the moment and wish the club would be truthful and outline the plans clearly to the fans!!! bradfordranger
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8:27am Mon 3 Oct 11

mcchalk says...

@bradfordranger. As I say dont think we can do anything about them going at tha age
@bradfordranger. As I say dont think we can do anything about them going at tha age mcchalk
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8:42am Mon 3 Oct 11

bradfordranger says...

The point I am making is, if you are going to accept cash for these kids, then it needs to be reinvested in the first team. The fans need something back. As a board, you can not keep taking.

I will wait to see if we sign any new players using the 300 grand ??
The point I am making is, if you are going to accept cash for these kids, then it needs to be reinvested in the first team. The fans need something back. As a board, you can not keep taking. I will wait to see if we sign any new players using the 300 grand ?? bradfordranger
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8:46am Mon 3 Oct 11

BantamsRus says...

Totally disagree with everything bradfordranger says: -

Sack the board? You argument is that we have sold another youth team player “to line the pockets of the chairmen” and none of the previous windfalls have been reinvested. Where do you think the money comes for Reid, Fagen, Devitt etc… Especially considering that Jacko probably spent this season allocated budget on ‘his’ squad.

If you consider that Adam Le Fonde was sold for £350,000 and we’re receiving £300,000 up front for a 15-year, I feel it’s good business.
Totally disagree with everything bradfordranger says: - Sack the board? You argument is that we have sold another youth team player “to line the pockets of the chairmen” and none of the previous windfalls have been reinvested. Where do you think the money comes for Reid, Fagen, Devitt etc… Especially considering that Jacko probably spent this season allocated budget on ‘his’ squad. If you consider that Adam Le Fonde was sold for £350,000 and we’re receiving £300,000 up front for a 15-year, I feel it’s good business. BantamsRus
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9:11am Mon 3 Oct 11

ricky76 says...

BantamsRus wrote:
Totally disagree with everything bradfordranger says: - Sack the board? You argument is that we have sold another youth team player “to line the pockets of the chairmen” and none of the previous windfalls have been reinvested. Where do you think the money comes for Reid, Fagen, Devitt etc… Especially considering that Jacko probably spent this season allocated budget on ‘his’ squad. If you consider that Adam Le Fonde was sold for £350,000 and we’re receiving £300,000 up front for a 15-year, I feel it’s good business.
Totally agree we have got £300000 for a unproven young player who I hope makes the grade but there are no gurantees he will so I think its a good deal for everbody.
[quote][p][bold]BantamsRus[/bold] wrote: Totally disagree with everything bradfordranger says: - Sack the board? You argument is that we have sold another youth team player “to line the pockets of the chairmen” and none of the previous windfalls have been reinvested. Where do you think the money comes for Reid, Fagen, Devitt etc… Especially considering that Jacko probably spent this season allocated budget on ‘his’ squad. If you consider that Adam Le Fonde was sold for £350,000 and we’re receiving £300,000 up front for a 15-year, I feel it’s good business.[/p][/quote]Totally agree we have got £300000 for a unproven young player who I hope makes the grade but there are no gurantees he will so I think its a good deal for everbody. ricky76
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9:11am Mon 3 Oct 11

macca1969 says...

BantamsRus wrote:
Totally disagree with everything bradfordranger says: -

Sack the board? You argument is that we have sold another youth team player “to line the pockets of the chairmen” and none of the previous windfalls have been reinvested. Where do you think the money comes for Reid, Fagen, Devitt etc… Especially considering that Jacko probably spent this season allocated budget on ‘his’ squad.

If you consider that Adam Le Fonde was sold for £350,000 and we’re receiving £300,000 up front for a 15-year, I feel it’s good business.
Totally agree with your comments. Yes we do miss out on seeing the player but unfortunately that's where we are as a club now. Our costs to stay at valley parade are still massive and deals like this keep us a float and pay the wages.
[quote][p][bold]BantamsRus[/bold] wrote: Totally disagree with everything bradfordranger says: - Sack the board? You argument is that we have sold another youth team player “to line the pockets of the chairmen” and none of the previous windfalls have been reinvested. Where do you think the money comes for Reid, Fagen, Devitt etc… Especially considering that Jacko probably spent this season allocated budget on ‘his’ squad. If you consider that Adam Le Fonde was sold for £350,000 and we’re receiving £300,000 up front for a 15-year, I feel it’s good business.[/p][/quote]Totally agree with your comments. Yes we do miss out on seeing the player but unfortunately that's where we are as a club now. Our costs to stay at valley parade are still massive and deals like this keep us a float and pay the wages. macca1969
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9:34am Mon 3 Oct 11

Nevelhound says...

Trust u lot for turning great news into a negative. How can u moan about selling a kid that none of you even heard of. Congrats to city for unearthing a gem. At 15 he could yet turn out to be a dud.
Selling is pure football economics and as for spending the cash on first team we already are. How do u think we're paying for the massive squad and all the new arrivals. The first poster is a numpty. The ref to cleverly and Delph, only confirms why we sold this lad - he's prem quality and we're 3rd bottom of lge 2 - simples. Its the negatrons at this club that will see us relegated. The treatment of Hanson at burton in Saturday was a disgrace. Shame on you. CTID
Trust u lot for turning great news into a negative. How can u moan about selling a kid that none of you even heard of. Congrats to city for unearthing a gem. At 15 he could yet turn out to be a dud. Selling is pure football economics and as for spending the cash on first team we already are. How do u think we're paying for the massive squad and all the new arrivals. The first poster is a numpty. The ref to cleverly and Delph, only confirms why we sold this lad - he's prem quality and we're 3rd bottom of lge 2 - simples. Its the negatrons at this club that will see us relegated. The treatment of Hanson at burton in Saturday was a disgrace. Shame on you. CTID Nevelhound
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9:45am Mon 3 Oct 11

Rambo says...

What gets me is the way big teams can effectively trawl the lower leagues, hand picking whoever they want for money what is peanuts for them but can help smaller clubs stay afloat for a bit longer.
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If UEFA, the FA or whoever had any testicles, they would clamp down on this and limit the number of kids big teams can sign on before a young age.
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It obvious there are people here who think the opposite and wish the kid well. But in 15 years of going to VP I've seen about 6 players actually come into the first team, even with all our financial problems thats a pathetic figure.
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Even though there is money coming in, and has been doing so for quite a while from similar deals in recent years you all have to admit it does get sickening to see most of it seemingly go into the black hole of the Valley Parade rent.
What gets me is the way big teams can effectively trawl the lower leagues, hand picking whoever they want for money what is peanuts for them but can help smaller clubs stay afloat for a bit longer. . If UEFA, the FA or whoever had any testicles, they would clamp down on this and limit the number of kids big teams can sign on before a young age. . It obvious there are people here who think the opposite and wish the kid well. But in 15 years of going to VP I've seen about 6 players actually come into the first team, even with all our financial problems thats a pathetic figure. . Even though there is money coming in, and has been doing so for quite a while from similar deals in recent years you all have to admit it does get sickening to see most of it seemingly go into the black hole of the Valley Parade rent. Rambo
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9:46am Mon 3 Oct 11

bradfordranger says...

The first poster is not a numpty, just trying to provoke a debate.
Yes it is good business, yes it is good cash and yes, we may not have had any choice. But supporters constantly seeing our young talent sold, have no hope for the future.
The club seem to not really know the plan for the future. We started by trying to get young kids and develop them, suddenly we are having to sell young kids to pay for players that were not in the original plans, e.g Fagan. I am not your average idiot who would shout at the players. I just feel that the club has lost its way from the start of the season through mismanagement and no concrete focus.
The first poster is not a numpty, just trying to provoke a debate. Yes it is good business, yes it is good cash and yes, we may not have had any choice. But supporters constantly seeing our young talent sold, have no hope for the future. The club seem to not really know the plan for the future. We started by trying to get young kids and develop them, suddenly we are having to sell young kids to pay for players that were not in the original plans, e.g Fagan. I am not your average idiot who would shout at the players. I just feel that the club has lost its way from the start of the season through mismanagement and no concrete focus. bradfordranger
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9:51am Mon 3 Oct 11

brucebantam says...

One 15 year old, who won't be ready for our first team for 3/4 years is not going to help us out of the hole we are in NOW. Even if he were ready this minute he's just ONE PLAYER, not a team. We need a team that plays like a team and a defence that's not a push-over, which our defence is at the moment. George Best couldn't save us the way we are now, what chance one highly promising 15 year old? The money is more use to us right now, so long as it is invested in the first team. The day will come - maybe another 5/6 years down the line - when lads like George will want to stay with us. Now is not the time.
One 15 year old, who won't be ready for our first team for 3/4 years is not going to help us out of the hole we are in NOW. Even if he were ready this minute he's just ONE PLAYER, not a team. We need a team that plays like a team and a defence that's not a push-over, which our defence is at the moment. George Best couldn't save us the way we are now, what chance one highly promising 15 year old? The money is more use to us right now, so long as it is invested in the first team. The day will come - maybe another 5/6 years down the line - when lads like George will want to stay with us. Now is not the time. brucebantam
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9:59am Mon 3 Oct 11

tyker2 says...

this is a good move and shows bigger clubs that we have potential to find and develop these kids. Everyone seems to think he would have signed full time for us and gone on to do great things. Well, let's be honest here, there is just a BIG FAT CHANCE, the kid could have upped sticks and gone for nowt.

Maybe though it shows that we can produce players and get them through to bigger clubs and maybe the development squad should not give up hope of a move to a bigger club. However, if we are to benefit properly from the development organisation those in that squad have to be played in the first team instead of signing expensive players such as Fagan and Benson ( in terms of wages).
this is a good move and shows bigger clubs that we have potential to find and develop these kids. Everyone seems to think he would have signed full time for us and gone on to do great things. Well, let's be honest here, there is just a BIG FAT CHANCE, the kid could have upped sticks and gone for nowt. Maybe though it shows that we can produce players and get them through to bigger clubs and maybe the development squad should not give up hope of a move to a bigger club. However, if we are to benefit properly from the development organisation those in that squad have to be played in the first team instead of signing expensive players such as Fagan and Benson ( in terms of wages). tyker2
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10:00am Mon 3 Oct 11

Nickloza says...

Nevelhound wrote:
Trust u lot for turning great news into a negative. How can u moan about selling a kid that none of you even heard of. Congrats to city for unearthing a gem. At 15 he could yet turn out to be a dud.
Selling is pure football economics and as for spending the cash on first team we already are. How do u think we're paying for the massive squad and all the new arrivals. The first poster is a numpty. The ref to cleverly and Delph, only confirms why we sold this lad - he's prem quality and we're 3rd bottom of lge 2 - simples. Its the negatrons at this club that will see us relegated. The treatment of Hanson at burton in Saturday was a disgrace. Shame on you. CTID
I couldn't agree with you more. This is great news for the club, there are to many negative 'fans' on here they would find something to moan about if we won 10-0 every week. We are not the only club in this financial position, most of the football league is to some degree. Even some premier sides have had to sell their best talent, its about time some people realised this. The 300k will pay our wage bill for the year and maybe more, so as I said its great news CTID
[quote][p][bold]Nevelhound[/bold] wrote: Trust u lot for turning great news into a negative. How can u moan about selling a kid that none of you even heard of. Congrats to city for unearthing a gem. At 15 he could yet turn out to be a dud. Selling is pure football economics and as for spending the cash on first team we already are. How do u think we're paying for the massive squad and all the new arrivals. The first poster is a numpty. The ref to cleverly and Delph, only confirms why we sold this lad - he's prem quality and we're 3rd bottom of lge 2 - simples. Its the negatrons at this club that will see us relegated. The treatment of Hanson at burton in Saturday was a disgrace. Shame on you. CTID[/p][/quote]I couldn't agree with you more. This is great news for the club, there are to many negative 'fans' on here they would find something to moan about if we won 10-0 every week. We are not the only club in this financial position, most of the football league is to some degree. Even some premier sides have had to sell their best talent, its about time some people realised this. The 300k will pay our wage bill for the year and maybe more, so as I said its great news CTID Nickloza
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10:04am Mon 3 Oct 11

Rambo says...

"The money is more use to us right now, so long as it is invested in the first team"
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But thats the thing, if recent sales are anything to go by then very little if anything will go on the team - Like I said if the money just constantly goes into paying the likes of Gibb with no signs of improvement anywhere else then thats when fans get sick of the selling.
"The money is more use to us right now, so long as it is invested in the first team" . But thats the thing, if recent sales are anything to go by then very little if anything will go on the team - Like I said if the money just constantly goes into paying the likes of Gibb with no signs of improvement anywhere else then thats when fans get sick of the selling. Rambo
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10:14am Mon 3 Oct 11

eebygum says...

Seems strange to me that Bradford City are developing their players by sending them to non league.While we sell the best to top clubs why not ask for a loan return within the contract. I know were not a wealthy club but we weren't in the late 70's or early 80's but we kept hold of players like McCall. I remember the diamond in a coal mine statement when he was first introduced to the first team.
Seems strange to me that Bradford City are developing their players by sending them to non league.While we sell the best to top clubs why not ask for a loan return within the contract. I know were not a wealthy club but we weren't in the late 70's or early 80's but we kept hold of players like McCall. I remember the diamond in a coal mine statement when he was first introduced to the first team. eebygum
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10:18am Mon 3 Oct 11

bradfordranger says...

I understand the situation at the moment, we have no cash. The point is, without any investment how long will the fans keep coming !! It seems a lot of people are just happy to be where we are.

If the board also have the same attitude, then they will keep pocketing your cash, because nobody is asking why??? Its fine to just keep plodding along and giving your cash over the turnstiles. Somebody, somewhere is making a profit!! We need the board to publish the accounts, then we can have a long hard look !!
I understand the situation at the moment, we have no cash. The point is, without any investment how long will the fans keep coming !! It seems a lot of people are just happy to be where we are. If the board also have the same attitude, then they will keep pocketing your cash, because nobody is asking why??? Its fine to just keep plodding along and giving your cash over the turnstiles. Somebody, somewhere is making a profit!! We need the board to publish the accounts, then we can have a long hard look !! bradfordranger
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10:19am Mon 3 Oct 11

Shoot Me Im a City Fan says...

Iv read the archie christie interview on bfb 1-3 and cant wait to read the second part today. very interesting indeed and some things that was said in that interview are now starting to show this week, in the interview it stated that christie had been talking to some managers and some from the premier league and im starting the get the feeling that some of the 300.000 from the sale of this youngster to everton would be used in the first team and proberbly used to bring in paul benson from charlton as parkinson stated last week, as someone said in above post im also a frustrated fan and feel that this season is already over. and planing for next season has already started so we must try to stay behind the manager and the team that is being built, also we must show support for Archie christie who i think is doing a great job behind the scene. if anyone is interested in reading the archie christie interview it is on the bfb website or maybe we could post it on here?
Iv read the archie christie interview on bfb 1-3 and cant wait to read the second part today. very interesting indeed and some things that was said in that interview are now starting to show this week, in the interview it stated that christie had been talking to some managers and some from the premier league and im starting the get the feeling that some of the 300.000 from the sale of this youngster to everton would be used in the first team and proberbly used to bring in paul benson from charlton as parkinson stated last week, as someone said in above post im also a frustrated fan and feel that this season is already over. and planing for next season has already started so we must try to stay behind the manager and the team that is being built, also we must show support for Archie christie who i think is doing a great job behind the scene. if anyone is interested in reading the archie christie interview it is on the bfb website or maybe we could post it on here? Shoot Me Im a City Fan
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10:34am Mon 3 Oct 11

gspot01 says...

the negatrons strike again.
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Like many posters have said above how can this be bad news?? We get a decent amount of money for a lad none of us know anything about. I just hope we get first refusal on any loans on the lad in the future.
the negatrons strike again. . Like many posters have said above how can this be bad news?? We get a decent amount of money for a lad none of us know anything about. I just hope we get first refusal on any loans on the lad in the future. gspot01
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10:42am Mon 3 Oct 11

johnny yen says...

Great news, and will provide much needed cash in our fight for survival.
Well done City.
Great news, and will provide much needed cash in our fight for survival. Well done City. johnny yen
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10:46am Mon 3 Oct 11

tyker2 says...

Just one other point on this excellent piece of business . I would like to see a clause inserted that if the buying club (in this case Everton) feel they want to send people out on loan for experience we should be given first refusal.

That way we may see , on the field, something we, as a club, have created. The fans would definitely warm to that process.

Again this is excellent business and sends out a message to all the bigger clubs that we are finding and creating youngsters fit to play at a higher level.
Just one other point on this excellent piece of business . I would like to see a clause inserted that if the buying club (in this case Everton) feel they want to send people out on loan for experience we should be given first refusal. That way we may see , on the field, something we, as a club, have created. The fans would definitely warm to that process. Again this is excellent business and sends out a message to all the bigger clubs that we are finding and creating youngsters fit to play at a higher level. tyker2
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10:47am Mon 3 Oct 11

bradfordranger says...

Ok, heres my take on the Archie Christie interview. (please read it, very interesting). We are a selling club. We are developing young players to sell on. A lot of our staff live in hotels and go swimming every morning!! My question is, are we developing players for BCAFC or are we grooming them to sell on??? Please have a read on BFB
Ok, heres my take on the Archie Christie interview. (please read it, very interesting). We are a selling club. We are developing young players to sell on. A lot of our staff live in hotels and go swimming every morning!! My question is, are we developing players for BCAFC or are we grooming them to sell on??? Please have a read on BFB bradfordranger
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10:48am Mon 3 Oct 11

Danstarr69 says...

Just imagine what we could've been like if we could defend,score and look after our money.Over 5 ex-city players now playing regularly in the Premiership that could've been playing for us.Play well,save money and try and stop future sales like this needing to happen.Get the youth wanting to play for us.

If the club looked after their money better by stopping needless loans and playing people I rate like Stephenson,Rodney,Ha
nnah,Rowe,Compton...
instead of loaning them out or sitting them on the bench we'd be higher in the table imo.Yes Devitt,Reid,Moore and Fagan are good signings but I only think we needed 2 players,Moore and another centre back,which we now have.We have enough quality strikers and midfielders in the development squad who I think are good enough to step up to the 1st team if given the chance.

Maybe now with the £300,000 the club might buy the youth a minibus.It's a tiny donation from that amount of money,but I bet Lawn/Rhodes still won't buy one and will still leave it up to THE FRIENDS OF BRADFORD CITY to get it.
Just imagine what we could've been like if we could defend,score and look after our money.Over 5 ex-city players now playing regularly in the Premiership that could've been playing for us.Play well,save money and try and stop future sales like this needing to happen.Get the youth wanting to play for us. If the club looked after their money better by stopping needless loans and playing people I rate like Stephenson,Rodney,Ha nnah,Rowe,Compton... instead of loaning them out or sitting them on the bench we'd be higher in the table imo.Yes Devitt,Reid,Moore and Fagan are good signings but I only think we needed 2 players,Moore and another centre back,which we now have.We have enough quality strikers and midfielders in the development squad who I think are good enough to step up to the 1st team if given the chance. Maybe now with the £300,000 the club might buy the youth a minibus.It's a tiny donation from that amount of money,but I bet Lawn/Rhodes still won't buy one and will still leave it up to THE FRIENDS OF BRADFORD CITY to get it. Danstarr69
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10:57am Mon 3 Oct 11

Scargutt2 says...

Bradford Ranger - There's so many things you don't appear to understand.

1 You can't 'sack' shareholders.

2 We might not pay a signing on fee for players, but we still pay them a salary.

3 George Green is one player who has been sold to Everton, there may be 10 more players who are not quite as good as him in the under 15s, but who will all progress to the first team and be oustanding championship players. We don't know, so your conjecture is wasted.
Bradford Ranger - There's so many things you don't appear to understand. 1 You can't 'sack' shareholders. 2 We might not pay a signing on fee for players, but we still pay them a salary. 3 George Green is one player who has been sold to Everton, there may be 10 more players who are not quite as good as him in the under 15s, but who will all progress to the first team and be oustanding championship players. We don't know, so your conjecture is wasted. Scargutt2
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11:21am Mon 3 Oct 11

parader no1 says...

As usual the T & A come out with a misleading headline. The fee is £300,000 WHICH COULD LEAD to £2m
As usual the T & A come out with a misleading headline. The fee is £300,000 WHICH COULD LEAD to £2m parader no1
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11:24am Mon 3 Oct 11

bradfordranger says...

Sack the board was obviously a line to get you all involved. We can not sack them, because they own the club!!
Trust me, I understand a lot of things.
One kid leaving is not going to break the club, However i am worried about where we are going ?? I am worried about where the cash is going and I am worried about the lack of transparency. I am worried that the supporters are being taken for a ride !!

I am worried about my club !!
Sack the board was obviously a line to get you all involved. We can not sack them, because they own the club!! Trust me, I understand a lot of things. One kid leaving is not going to break the club, However i am worried about where we are going ?? I am worried about where the cash is going and I am worried about the lack of transparency. I am worried that the supporters are being taken for a ride !! I am worried about my club !! bradfordranger
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12:13pm Mon 3 Oct 11

tyker2 says...

I think that new bus for the kids is a must. maybe two.

the club can afford it now in the youth development system that is.

If we are going to get young kids signing for us and we are to develop them it is no good sending them to games in tractors is.
I think that new bus for the kids is a must. maybe two. the club can afford it now in the youth development system that is. If we are going to get young kids signing for us and we are to develop them it is no good sending them to games in tractors is. tyker2
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12:29pm Mon 3 Oct 11

Prisoner Cell Block A says...

I bought a bag of apples at Morrisons this week, will they please tell me what they did with my £1.23. As a customer of said store I feel I have right to know what they do with my money. I also demand to know the make up of the management team, how much they earn, if they are working for Morrisons because they love the job or just there for the money.


Let the board and the decision makers make the decisions, be it on youth team players flogged for a fortune or someone else's cast off brought in just for single purpose use. Turn up and support, discuss with passion but please do so from a point of strength or knowledge and not the foolish meanderings of someone who once held a clipboard and took subs for the Hare and Hounds.
I bought a bag of apples at Morrisons this week, will they please tell me what they did with my £1.23. As a customer of said store I feel I have right to know what they do with my money. I also demand to know the make up of the management team, how much they earn, if they are working for Morrisons because they love the job or just there for the money. Let the board and the decision makers make the decisions, be it on youth team players flogged for a fortune or someone else's cast off brought in just for single purpose use. Turn up and support, discuss with passion but please do so from a point of strength or knowledge and not the foolish meanderings of someone who once held a clipboard and took subs for the Hare and Hounds. Prisoner Cell Block A
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12:42pm Mon 3 Oct 11

StaffsBantam says...

Splashing out a bit aren't you wamps!
Another good post.
Splashing out a bit aren't you wamps! Another good post. StaffsBantam
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12:45pm Mon 3 Oct 11

bradfordranger says...

I played with Des Hamilton and G, Tomlinson, so be quiet!! I will fight for this club until I die !! It reminds me of when Stafford was in charge. Basically taking cash with no investment. Local lads, get them in the 1st team and make us proud to be be Bradford again.
I played with Des Hamilton and G, Tomlinson, so be quiet!! I will fight for this club until I die !! It reminds me of when Stafford was in charge. Basically taking cash with no investment. Local lads, get them in the 1st team and make us proud to be be Bradford again. bradfordranger
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12:48pm Mon 3 Oct 11

flashdonut says...

parader no1 wrote:
As usual the T & A come out with a misleading headline. The fee is £300,000 WHICH COULD LEAD to £2m
Numb nuts. It says DEAL not FEE!
[quote][p][bold]parader no1[/bold] wrote: As usual the T & A come out with a misleading headline. The fee is £300,000 WHICH COULD LEAD to £2m[/p][/quote]Numb nuts. It says DEAL not FEE! flashdonut
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1:07pm Mon 3 Oct 11

IDLE BANTAM says...

we appear to have a good youth set up but persist with loan signings and non league players.
Another young talent to watch out for is talented 15 year old defender/midfielder Jack Stockdill.
we appear to have a good youth set up but persist with loan signings and non league players. Another young talent to watch out for is talented 15 year old defender/midfielder Jack Stockdill. IDLE BANTAM
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1:28pm Mon 3 Oct 11

Prisoner Cell Block A says...

I played with and against ormondroyd, doesn't qualify me to impart my knowledge on a deal, or deals I know feck all about. I'm also an FA qualified coach but don't pretend to know more than the mangement and coaching staff at the club I SUPPORT.

Do you have a walk on part in TOWIE? Shut up, fgs!
I played with and against ormondroyd, doesn't qualify me to impart my knowledge on a deal, or deals I know feck all about. I'm also an FA qualified coach but don't pretend to know more than the mangement and coaching staff at the club I SUPPORT. Do you have a walk on part in TOWIE? Shut up, fgs! Prisoner Cell Block A
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1:31pm Mon 3 Oct 11

jackez2059 says...

bradfordranger wrote:
Another youngster sold to line the pockets of the chairmen. The first team have got worse while Delph and Cleverly are regulars in the premier league.
Sack the board !!!
How do you think we are getting the money to sign the players of the last few months? Duke, Fagan, Reid, and the multiple higher league loan players. Money comes from selling youth prospects that are too good for our level. If they are regulars in the prem, that means they are miles too good to have even played a year at our club.

You must have just read that there are 20 odd clubs interested in this kid, you seriously expect us to ignore big money for a 15 year old (and the kid refuse to move to a prem team).

You think we should refuse the money to let them play for us for a year at best (at 15, he wouldnt play for another 2 years anyway) and then still move somewhere else.


One of Archie Christies roles was to make us money, find us decent young players that we can use a bit and sell on. Thats what hes doing.
[quote][p][bold]bradfordranger[/bold] wrote: Another youngster sold to line the pockets of the chairmen. The first team have got worse while Delph and Cleverly are regulars in the premier league. Sack the board !!![/p][/quote]How do you think we are getting the money to sign the players of the last few months? Duke, Fagan, Reid, and the multiple higher league loan players. Money comes from selling youth prospects that are too good for our level. If they are regulars in the prem, that means they are miles too good to have even played a year at our club. You must have just read that there are 20 odd clubs interested in this kid, you seriously expect us to ignore big money for a 15 year old (and the kid refuse to move to a prem team). You think we should refuse the money to let them play for us for a year at best (at 15, he wouldnt play for another 2 years anyway) and then still move somewhere else. One of Archie Christies roles was to make us money, find us decent young players that we can use a bit and sell on. Thats what hes doing. jackez2059
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1:57pm Mon 3 Oct 11

Barooshee says...

A starlet ??? The actual definition of a Starlet is a young and inexperienced actress who is projected as a potential star... what ????? doesn't look much like an actress to me ??? or am I missing something in the text ??
A starlet ??? The actual definition of a Starlet is a young and inexperienced actress who is projected as a potential star... what ????? doesn't look much like an actress to me ??? or am I missing something in the text ?? Barooshee
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2:02pm Mon 3 Oct 11

flashdonut says...

parader no1 wrote:
What does the HEADLINE say pillock brain ?
''Everton to sign Bradford City starlet George Green in whopping £2million deal''
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It says, quite clearly, that the deal is worth £2million. It does not say the fee. A deal would be the fee and any add-ons. A fee would be a cash sum paid at the outset.
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Different things altogether numb nuts.
[quote][p][bold]parader no1[/bold] wrote: What does the HEADLINE say pillock brain ?[/p][/quote]''Everton to sign Bradford City starlet George Green in whopping £2million deal'' . It says, quite clearly, that the deal is worth £2million. It does not say the fee. A deal would be the fee and any add-ons. A fee would be a cash sum paid at the outset. . Different things altogether numb nuts. flashdonut
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2:53pm Mon 3 Oct 11

bobby98007 says...

bradfordranger wrote:
These kinds of deals give nothing for the fans to look forward to. Fans invest in the club thru buying tickets, yet as soon as we have assets we sell them, allowing other clubs fans to benefit from our investment. We do not even get a chance to watch them!!

The money is also not re-invested in the team!! We have not paid any money for any players recently!! Also, is the development squad preparing players so we can make a profit?? or to play in the first team??

I am a very frustrated fan at the moment and wish the club would be truthful and outline the plans clearly to the fans!!!
"These kinds of deals give nothing for the fans to look forward to"

What it gives us to look forward to is for the club to exist for a few more years. You have to remember we are on the brink of survival, as most teams are in our league. Were not in a position to stock pile money, the money we have just about keeps us going.

We are not the only clubs that sell their youngsters, its common practice.

I find it amusing that some people are criticising big clubs purchasing a young player, yet when were pulling young players in the form of Hansons, Williams and Hannahs from lower division clubs (for a pitence) its all well done City! For god sakes have an opinion and stick to it, not chop and change depending on whether it benefits you or not.

Finally..... The idiots on here that keep saying "sack the board" let me remind you that the Rhodes family have propped this club up for YEARS! Im pretty sure that the Rhodes never have, and probably never will re-coup the money they have put into this club. You should be grateful! There is someone who is willing to donate their personal money to the club, without hope of a return, there should be a statue of Julian Rhodes on the grounds of VP!
Mark Lawn has also (albeit lent) 1 million pounds to the club, thats a lot of money. What more do you want? Some people wanna kiss his backside, because the day he gets bored and decides to pull his money out, were knackerd. This isnt even mentioning the money they put in to buy the office block, which has reduced our outgoings!
People who have no idea what is going on (and cannot see past the end of their nose) should keep their idiotic posts to themselves!
[quote][p][bold]bradfordranger[/bold] wrote: These kinds of deals give nothing for the fans to look forward to. Fans invest in the club thru buying tickets, yet as soon as we have assets we sell them, allowing other clubs fans to benefit from our investment. We do not even get a chance to watch them!! The money is also not re-invested in the team!! We have not paid any money for any players recently!! Also, is the development squad preparing players so we can make a profit?? or to play in the first team?? I am a very frustrated fan at the moment and wish the club would be truthful and outline the plans clearly to the fans!!![/p][/quote]"These kinds of deals give nothing for the fans to look forward to" What it gives us to look forward to is for the club to exist for a few more years. You have to remember we are on the brink of survival, as most teams are in our league. Were not in a position to stock pile money, the money we have just about keeps us going. We are not the only clubs that sell their youngsters, its common practice. I find it amusing that some people are criticising big clubs purchasing a young player, yet when were pulling young players in the form of Hansons, Williams and Hannahs from lower division clubs (for a pitence) its all well done City! For god sakes have an opinion and stick to it, not chop and change depending on whether it benefits you or not. Finally..... The idiots on here that keep saying "sack the board" let me remind you that the Rhodes family have propped this club up for YEARS! Im pretty sure that the Rhodes never have, and probably never will re-coup the money they have put into this club. You should be grateful! There is someone who is willing to donate their personal money to the club, without hope of a return, there should be a statue of Julian Rhodes on the grounds of VP! Mark Lawn has also (albeit lent) 1 million pounds to the club, thats a lot of money. What more do you want? Some people wanna kiss his backside, because the day he gets bored and decides to pull his money out, were knackerd. This isnt even mentioning the money they put in to buy the office block, which has reduced our outgoings! People who have no idea what is going on (and cannot see past the end of their nose) should keep their idiotic posts to themselves! bobby98007
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3:47pm Mon 3 Oct 11

Waynus71 says...

The only saving grace from the above is that posters like 'BradfordRanger' are in the minority. The majority understand why this is an excellent piece of business and why clubs like ours make such deals.
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Don't get me wrong, I do understand 'BradfordRangers' frustration and can sympathise that he sees our talent going on to play for top clubs. However, he would have left regardless and it's down to the club to get the best deal they can. This one seems very good.
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We have to remember that our "make-even" figure (from salaries) is supposedly around £1.2m, yet we have spent over this every season since being in League 2. The money has to be clawed back from somewhere and I believe that the Delph money was used in this way. Jacko spent the budget this season and yet PP has felt the need to strengthen again. Do you think Duke, Devitt, Reid, Reed, Fagan et al are playing for nothing????
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One final point. Some of you are crying that we have sold our potential from under our noses. Don't forget we also signed some potential too for our own development squad.
The only saving grace from the above is that posters like 'BradfordRanger' are in the minority. The majority understand why this is an excellent piece of business and why clubs like ours make such deals. . Don't get me wrong, I do understand 'BradfordRangers' frustration and can sympathise that he sees our talent going on to play for top clubs. However, he would have left regardless and it's down to the club to get the best deal they can. This one seems very good. . We have to remember that our "make-even" figure (from salaries) is supposedly around £1.2m, yet we have spent over this every season since being in League 2. The money has to be clawed back from somewhere and I believe that the Delph money was used in this way. Jacko spent the budget this season and yet PP has felt the need to strengthen again. Do you think Duke, Devitt, Reid, Reed, Fagan et al are playing for nothing???? . One final point. Some of you are crying that we have sold our potential from under our noses. Don't forget we also signed some potential too for our own development squad. Waynus71
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4:16pm Mon 3 Oct 11

eebygum says...

The worrying part of the statement from Archie is we can use the money for a push for promotion next season.
I hope he was talking on a personal note and note speaking on behalf of the club. I want promotion this season not next it is not an option.
The worrying part of the statement from Archie is we can use the money for a push for promotion next season. I hope he was talking on a personal note and note speaking on behalf of the club. I want promotion this season not next it is not an option. eebygum
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4:18pm Mon 3 Oct 11

Cityman23 says...

Yes, it's a 'fact of modern football life' which can be added to all the other current unpleasant 'FsOMFL' which reveal (once again) the basic truth- 'football is not as good as it once was'.

Yes, the big clubs have always called the shots/signed other clubs' players and Davie Moyes is a good coach to develop the lad's career (which is likely not to end at 'The Toffeees.') However, at one time brilliant young players used to serve some time at smaller clubs, playing in the first team for a couple of years before they got 'the big move'. Now many big clubs relentlessly pursue young teenagers at other clubs-some of whom will/some not make it. Many would have been better to go through the old-'small to big club playing process' but now it's all about 'number one'-not the best interests of the game..or I believe those of the young player either!! City might be making money-which is good news but there is justified sadness surely, that we will never see a young talent, like Delph/Cleverley etc, wearing the claret/amber-which is after all..surely why we signed him in the first place....or are we just a 'player farm' now-selling our produce without ever tasting it ourselves? Perhaps.. this is another unpleasant 'FOMFL' but football for most fans is seeing players in their 'teams' colours' whether that fits in with financial realities or not. And I believe that's how it 'should' be!
Yes, it's a 'fact of modern football life' which can be added to all the other current unpleasant 'FsOMFL' which reveal (once again) the basic truth- 'football is not as good as it once was'. Yes, the big clubs have always called the shots/signed other clubs' players and Davie Moyes is a good coach to develop the lad's career (which is likely not to end at 'The Toffeees.') However, at one time brilliant young players used to serve some time at smaller clubs, playing in the first team for a couple of years before they got 'the big move'. Now many big clubs relentlessly pursue young teenagers at other clubs-some of whom will/some not make it. Many would have been better to go through the old-'small to big club playing process' but now it's all about 'number one'-not the best interests of the game..or I believe those of the young player either!! City might be making money-which is good news but there is justified sadness surely, that we will never see a young talent, like Delph/Cleverley etc, wearing the claret/amber-which is after all..surely why we signed him in the first place....or are we just a 'player farm' now-selling our produce without ever tasting it ourselves? Perhaps.. this is another unpleasant 'FOMFL' but football for most fans is seeing players in their 'teams' colours' whether that fits in with financial realities or not. And I believe that's how it 'should' be! Cityman23
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4:19pm Mon 3 Oct 11

lonniejockstrap says...

Some great posts defending the Clubs Chairmen and staff, well done to those who are prepared to stand up for these guys who are doing the best they can with what little they have for Bradford City. The negative posters get away far too lightly in not being challenged enough in my opinion and it's way beyond time more posters started to make their positive opinions heard. The negative fault-searching critics are affecting players confidence, Chairmen's and shareholders patience and a lot of supporters enjoyment of supporting City. It's time for more and more fans to look for and promote all the positive things that are being done in the name of Bradford City.
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I have no problem with constructive criticism, but the negatrons will suck the life out of our Club if we don't counter them with positive and solid arguments. When their claims are inaccurate, can't be supported with evidence or are plainly disreputable we must challenge them.
Some great posts defending the Clubs Chairmen and staff, well done to those who are prepared to stand up for these guys who are doing the best they can with what little they have for Bradford City. The negative posters get away far too lightly in not being challenged enough in my opinion and it's way beyond time more posters started to make their positive opinions heard. The negative fault-searching critics are affecting players confidence, Chairmen's and shareholders patience and a lot of supporters enjoyment of supporting City. It's time for more and more fans to look for and promote all the positive things that are being done in the name of Bradford City. . I have no problem with constructive criticism, but the negatrons will suck the life out of our Club if we don't counter them with positive and solid arguments. When their claims are inaccurate, can't be supported with evidence or are plainly disreputable we must challenge them. lonniejockstrap
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4:21pm Mon 3 Oct 11

lonniejockstrap says...

Waynus71 wrote:
The only saving grace from the above is that posters like 'BradfordRanger' are in the minority. The majority understand why this is an excellent piece of business and why clubs like ours make such deals.
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Don't get me wrong, I do understand 'BradfordRangers' frustration and can sympathise that he sees our talent going on to play for top clubs. However, he would have left regardless and it's down to the club to get the best deal they can. This one seems very good.
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We have to remember that our "make-even" figure (from salaries) is supposedly around £1.2m, yet we have spent over this every season since being in League 2. The money has to be clawed back from somewhere and I believe that the Delph money was used in this way. Jacko spent the budget this season and yet PP has felt the need to strengthen again. Do you think Duke, Devitt, Reid, Reed, Fagan et al are playing for nothing????
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One final point. Some of you are crying that we have sold our potential from under our noses. Don't forget we also signed some potential too for our own development squad.
Good post waynus.
[quote][p][bold]Waynus71[/bold] wrote: The only saving grace from the above is that posters like 'BradfordRanger' are in the minority. The majority understand why this is an excellent piece of business and why clubs like ours make such deals. . Don't get me wrong, I do understand 'BradfordRangers' frustration and can sympathise that he sees our talent going on to play for top clubs. However, he would have left regardless and it's down to the club to get the best deal they can. This one seems very good. . We have to remember that our "make-even" figure (from salaries) is supposedly around £1.2m, yet we have spent over this every season since being in League 2. The money has to be clawed back from somewhere and I believe that the Delph money was used in this way. Jacko spent the budget this season and yet PP has felt the need to strengthen again. Do you think Duke, Devitt, Reid, Reed, Fagan et al are playing for nothing???? . One final point. Some of you are crying that we have sold our potential from under our noses. Don't forget we also signed some potential too for our own development squad.[/p][/quote]Good post waynus. lonniejockstrap
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4:30pm Mon 3 Oct 11

shaun from richmond says...

Great news for the LAD!!......Even better news for "LAWN"!!..........An
other nice little pay day!!
As for the club.....A BIT of money will be released for more "Deadbeat" signings............
YIPPEE!!!!
Great news for the LAD!!......Even better news for "LAWN"!!..........An other nice little pay day!! As for the club.....A BIT of money will be released for more "Deadbeat" signings............ YIPPEE!!!! shaun from richmond
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4:42pm Mon 3 Oct 11

Onebrianmitchell says...

shaun from richmond wrote:
Great news for the LAD!!......Even better news for "LAWN"!!.......
...An other nice little pay day!! As for the club.....A BIT of money will be released for more "Deadbeat" signings............ YIPPEE!!!!
An other (cant spell another) mindless post from the village idiot.
[quote][p][bold]shaun from richmond[/bold] wrote: Great news for the LAD!!......Even better news for "LAWN"!!....... ...An other nice little pay day!! As for the club.....A BIT of money will be released for more "Deadbeat" signings............ YIPPEE!!!![/p][/quote]An other (cant spell another) mindless post from the village idiot. Onebrianmitchell
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4:51pm Mon 3 Oct 11

shaun from richmond says...

Onebrianmitchell wrote:
shaun from richmond wrote:
Great news for the LAD!!......Even better news for "LAWN"!!.......

...An other nice little pay day!! As for the club.....A BIT of money will be released for more "Deadbeat" signings............ YIPPEE!!!!
An other (cant spell another) mindless post from the village idiot.
OOhh blimey.....Its the "SPELLING POLICE"!!
[quote][p][bold]Onebrianmitchell[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]shaun from richmond[/bold] wrote: Great news for the LAD!!......Even better news for "LAWN"!!....... ...An other nice little pay day!! As for the club.....A BIT of money will be released for more "Deadbeat" signings............ YIPPEE!!!![/p][/quote]An other (cant spell another) mindless post from the village idiot.[/p][/quote]OOhh blimey.....Its the "SPELLING POLICE"!! shaun from richmond
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6:04pm Mon 3 Oct 11

Pablo says...

Well this explains where the money is coming from!

No complaints from me. If George really has the talent that's been stated, then he will have to move to a better club in order to progress. He'd merely stagnate with us. It's a good bit of business for us and I just hope we use the funds wisely.

It keeps being mentioned that Christie is on expenses only for his 24/7 role. I assume he's rewarded in some way for deals such as these and, if City benefit from his negotiating skills, I don't begrudge him drawing remuneration in such circumstances.

A special word also, to Peter Horne, for his undoubted skills in developing these youngsters.
Well this explains where the money is coming from! No complaints from me. If George really has the talent that's been stated, then he will have to move to a better club in order to progress. He'd merely stagnate with us. It's a good bit of business for us and I just hope we use the funds wisely. It keeps being mentioned that Christie is on expenses only for his 24/7 role. I assume he's rewarded in some way for deals such as these and, if City benefit from his negotiating skills, I don't begrudge him drawing remuneration in such circumstances. A special word also, to Peter Horne, for his undoubted skills in developing these youngsters. Pablo
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6:34pm Mon 3 Oct 11

moanmoanwhingewhinge says...

shaun from richmond wrote:
Great news for the LAD!!......Even better news for "LAWN"!!.......
...An other nice little pay day!! As for the club.....A BIT of money will be released for more "Deadbeat" signings............ YIPPEE!!!!
Why haven't you been sectioned yet, you irritating tool?
[quote][p][bold]shaun from richmond[/bold] wrote: Great news for the LAD!!......Even better news for "LAWN"!!....... ...An other nice little pay day!! As for the club.....A BIT of money will be released for more "Deadbeat" signings............ YIPPEE!!!![/p][/quote]Why haven't you been sectioned yet, you irritating tool? moanmoanwhingewhinge
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6:34pm Mon 3 Oct 11

moanmoanwhingewhinge says...

shaun from richmond wrote:
Great news for the LAD!!......Even better news for "LAWN"!!.......
...An other nice little pay day!! As for the club.....A BIT of money will be released for more "Deadbeat" signings............ YIPPEE!!!!
Why haven't you been sectioned yet, you irritating tool? And please get that caps-lock fixed.
[quote][p][bold]shaun from richmond[/bold] wrote: Great news for the LAD!!......Even better news for "LAWN"!!....... ...An other nice little pay day!! As for the club.....A BIT of money will be released for more "Deadbeat" signings............ YIPPEE!!!![/p][/quote]Why haven't you been sectioned yet, you irritating tool? And please get that caps-lock fixed. moanmoanwhingewhinge
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7:00pm Mon 3 Oct 11

lancaster parader says...

great news, sod all the "ive got to find fault brigade", just got back from sunny beach bulgaria, while walking along the prom along came a lad wearing a bcfc shirt kicking a ball along, nice to see the bantams playing in europe again
great news, sod all the "ive got to find fault brigade", just got back from sunny beach bulgaria, while walking along the prom along came a lad wearing a bcfc shirt kicking a ball along, nice to see the bantams playing in europe again lancaster parader
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9:03pm Mon 3 Oct 11

lonniejockstrap says...

If we were a Championship Team we would be in a position to keep these lads and it is likely the lads and their parents would be happy for them to play for a Championship team. Until then, the Club is doing the right thing in my opinion. They seem to have covered as many bases as possible to ensure that if the lad does become a top flight player then money will come our way.
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These young players are the assets that a number of supporters have failed to recognise when they are busy running the Club down and claiming it has no value to a prospective buyer.
If we were a Championship Team we would be in a position to keep these lads and it is likely the lads and their parents would be happy for them to play for a Championship team. Until then, the Club is doing the right thing in my opinion. They seem to have covered as many bases as possible to ensure that if the lad does become a top flight player then money will come our way. . These young players are the assets that a number of supporters have failed to recognise when they are busy running the Club down and claiming it has no value to a prospective buyer. lonniejockstrap
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11:29pm Mon 3 Oct 11

BigFigure says...

moanmoanwhingewhinge wrote:
shaun from richmond wrote:
Great news for the LAD!!......Even better news for "LAWN"!!.......

...An other nice little pay day!! As for the club.....A BIT of money will be released for more "Deadbeat" signings............ YIPPEE!!!!
Why haven't you been sectioned yet, you irritating tool? And please get that caps-lock fixed.
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[quote][p][bold]moanmoanwhingewhinge[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]shaun from richmond[/bold] wrote: Great news for the LAD!!......Even better news for "LAWN"!!....... ...An other nice little pay day!! As for the club.....A BIT of money will be released for more "Deadbeat" signings............ YIPPEE!!!![/p][/quote]Why haven't you been sectioned yet, you irritating tool? And please get that caps-lock fixed.[/p][/quote]Like it! BigFigure
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12:03am Tue 4 Oct 11

Bradford1903 says...

Other than us physically tieing them to the goalposts, I don't see how we can stop these young lads leaving when the big clubs come calling.

Even if they aren't lured by the promised land of the Premiership, their parents will most certainly insist they sign, as it will be more beneficial in terms of their development, and the rewards will obviously be a lot greater financially.

Some people need to engage their brains before they criticise the club, for virtually everything it does.

As has already been mentioned, there are 2 excellent articles on Boy from Brazil, about the work of Christie, and Peter Horne.

I think Horne in particular should be applauded, for developing a number of youngsters, who potentially could become some of the best in the country.
Other than us physically tieing them to the goalposts, I don't see how we can stop these young lads leaving when the big clubs come calling. Even if they aren't lured by the promised land of the Premiership, their parents will most certainly insist they sign, as it will be more beneficial in terms of their development, and the rewards will obviously be a lot greater financially. Some people need to engage their brains before they criticise the club, for virtually everything it does. As has already been mentioned, there are 2 excellent articles on Boy from Brazil, about the work of Christie, and Peter Horne. I think Horne in particular should be applauded, for developing a number of youngsters, who potentially could become some of the best in the country. Bradford1903
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1:59pm Tue 4 Oct 11

basil fawlty says...

Bradford City have had a policy of actively touting our best players to top clubs for several years. The policy has evidently failed because we are still stuck in the fourth division and we havent even got an academy. The release of the youngsters thus far has seen any money raised to date either used to perpetuate the current system or simply frittered away on everyday running costs.
Yes, many kids would have left even without the current policy, but some might have stayed and helped the club to progress up the league.
Bradford City have had a policy of actively touting our best players to top clubs for several years. The policy has evidently failed because we are still stuck in the fourth division and we havent even got an academy. The release of the youngsters thus far has seen any money raised to date either used to perpetuate the current system or simply frittered away on everyday running costs. Yes, many kids would have left even without the current policy, but some might have stayed and helped the club to progress up the league. basil fawlty
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