Bradford City rubbish Nahki Wells transfer rumours

City joint-chairman Mark Lawn insists the club have not received one bid for Nahki Wells, pictured, and maintains the club don't intend to sell him

City joint-chairman Mark Lawn insists the club have not received one bid for Nahki Wells, pictured, and maintains the club don't intend to sell him

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

City have dismissed talk of any transfer window bids for Nahki Wells – and insist it will take “one hell” of an offer to consider letting him go.

The rumour mill has already been full of claims that the 15-goal top scorer is being targeted by several clubs during the January market.

But joint-chairman Mark Lawn stressed they had received no calls about him and would not welcome any.

He said: “You get speculation when you’ve got good players. It’s nice to have it because it means that they are sought after.

“We’ve not had one bid for Nahki and we don’t want any.

“I think Nahki himself is happy here at present. But let’s not kid ourselves, if somebody from a much higher league came in I would have thought he’d find it very flattering.

“Everybody has got a price and I’m not being unrealistic. But it would have to be one hell of a price – a price where we would be able to replace him.

“We aren’t putting him in the shop window for anybody.”

Phil Parkinson is trying to boost City’s ranks with two or three additions and centre forward and centre half look the key areas. He has money to play with from the cash generated from the amazing Capital One Cup run.

Reports from Swindon today suggested that long-time target Paul Benson has rejected a permanent move. The Robins striker is currently on loan at Portsmouth and his family is understood to be reluctant to go north.

Assistant Steve Parkin said: “The manager has been working tirelessly over the past couple of days to speak to players and agents.

“Russ (Richardson, head of recruitment) has been doing the same and we would like to freshen up the squad.

“The players have done absolutely nothing wrong for the first half of the season but, with the illness and long-term injuries we’ve got, it would be nice to add to the squad.

“All the top teams will be strengthening and the likes of Gillingham and Rotherham have already done so.

“The players deserve full credit for enabling us to top up the finances. We’ve heard about this deficit right from the start of the season and the cup run’s helped us to maybe loosen the chairmen’s pockets a bit with the money we’ve brought in.

“It’s important when you are having a season like we are that you try to be progressive. The important thing is that we don’t run out of steam but kick on.

“We’ve had an outstanding season so far and some of the players have had a lot of matches. It would be nice to bring a few in to strengthen things.”

Ross Hannah’s proposed move to Grimsby is still ongoing, with reports that it has hit a stumbling block over personal demands. Hannah missed training yesterday because he was ill.

Parkin added: “They’ve made an offer to the club that has not necessarily been accepted. Negotiations are still going on and I think it’s whether Grimsby can meet the terms that Ross wants.

“If they do that, a decision will be made. Until that’s done it’s pointless talking about anything else.

“The lad has got to think about a) leaving Bradford and b) going to Grimsby and the contract’s going to come into that. When that’s sorted out, I’m sure a decision will be made on him.”

City are looking for their first win of 2013 when they head for Barnet tomorrow. Having slipped to seventh in the congested play-off places, Parkin remains confident.

“It’s important we keep ticking over. It’s very tight at the top and several teams have stumbled over Christmas, including ourselves.

“It’s a difficult away fixture but we’ve got to go there very positive after our performance at Morecambe. We need that level of consistency and hopefully score a few of the chances we created.”

James Meredith is likely to miss only his second league game with the sickness bug that has plagued the squad. The left back kept away from Apperley Bridge yesterday.

City were hoping that Newcastle would agree to extend Curtis Good’s loan, which ended after the Morecambe game. The other Australian defender had replaced Meredith at half-time.

“Curtis is a really talented individual and a smashing lad,” said Parkin. “We’ve seen him play a couple of really good games and he came on at Morecambe and did well at left back for us.

“We’re thin on the ground with defenders and he’s left footed which helps because he can play two positions.”

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8:55am Fri 4 Jan 13

Citygentleman1968 says...

Always lots of speculation this time of the year, but correct me if I am wrong, reading between the lines, if a decent bid comes along, Wells is gone! I would expect anything between £750,000 to £1,000,000 would make city turn their heads and Wells for that matter. Personally I hope he stays putt! - I fear if Wells left, it would be a big struggle to get promotion. Any other thoughts?
Always lots of speculation this time of the year, but correct me if I am wrong, reading between the lines, if a decent bid comes along, Wells is gone! I would expect anything between £750,000 to £1,000,000 would make city turn their heads and Wells for that matter. Personally I hope he stays putt! - I fear if Wells left, it would be a big struggle to get promotion. Any other thoughts? Citygentleman1968
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8:58am Fri 4 Jan 13

Citygentleman1968 says...

Further to my last comment, if we do get tempted to sell, I hope that we do a deal straight for cash! No add ons based on appearances etc. WE DO NOT NEED TO SELL, so play hardball with any perspective buyers.
Further to my last comment, if we do get tempted to sell, I hope that we do a deal straight for cash! No add ons based on appearances etc. WE DO NOT NEED TO SELL, so play hardball with any perspective buyers. Citygentleman1968
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9:06am Fri 4 Jan 13

Go Torps! Yer flying. says...

Come on, EVERY player in the land is for sale at the chairman's right price.
He's a work in progress, has impressed so far, but it would take an extremely rich / brave club to offer big money at this stage. If I was a Championship club needing goals, I'd ring Port Vale well before ringing City!
Come on, EVERY player in the land is for sale at the chairman's right price. He's a work in progress, has impressed so far, but it would take an extremely rich / brave club to offer big money at this stage. If I was a Championship club needing goals, I'd ring Port Vale well before ringing City! Go Torps! Yer flying.
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9:12am Fri 4 Jan 13

tyker2 says...

Go Torps! Yer flying. wrote:
Come on, EVERY player in the land is for sale at the chairman's right price.
He's a work in progress, has impressed so far, but it would take an extremely rich / brave club to offer big money at this stage. If I was a Championship club needing goals, I'd ring Port Vale well before ringing City!
agree:no club in this division can afford to turn down a biggish offer for a player.

See Hannah is playing hard ball on terms. Grimsby must have been paying his wages to City so are they no wanting to pay less on a permanent deal or is it about the length of contract being offered?

We must have accepted their bid to buy him thoough
[quote][p][bold]Go Torps! Yer flying.[/bold] wrote: Come on, EVERY player in the land is for sale at the chairman's right price. He's a work in progress, has impressed so far, but it would take an extremely rich / brave club to offer big money at this stage. If I was a Championship club needing goals, I'd ring Port Vale well before ringing City![/p][/quote]agree:no club in this division can afford to turn down a biggish offer for a player. See Hannah is playing hard ball on terms. Grimsby must have been paying his wages to City so are they no wanting to pay less on a permanent deal or is it about the length of contract being offered? We must have accepted their bid to buy him thoough tyker2
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9:16am Fri 4 Jan 13

Thee Voice of Reason says...

Any League 2 club who sees a bid of £1m for one of their players are in no position to turn it down and we are no different. If a Championship club or above comes in to have a punt on him there would be little we could do to stop the move and that is fact.

My biggest worry would be a club coming in to unsettle him by offering him twice as much money but offering the club peanuts as that appears to have happened time and time before.
Any League 2 club who sees a bid of £1m for one of their players are in no position to turn it down and we are no different. If a Championship club or above comes in to have a punt on him there would be little we could do to stop the move and that is fact. My biggest worry would be a club coming in to unsettle him by offering him twice as much money but offering the club peanuts as that appears to have happened time and time before. Thee Voice of Reason
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9:59am Fri 4 Jan 13

Scholemoor Rovers says...

My concern is that a bid is received and accepted toward the end of the window and we dont have time to replace him. Is PP looking for two strikers just in case? Looking at the time it takes to complete our deals we could end up two short, one of which being our top scorer. We would then be forced into panic buying just to put somebody on the pitch.
My concern is that a bid is received and accepted toward the end of the window and we dont have time to replace him. Is PP looking for two strikers just in case? Looking at the time it takes to complete our deals we could end up two short, one of which being our top scorer. We would then be forced into panic buying just to put somebody on the pitch. Scholemoor Rovers
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10:14am Fri 4 Jan 13

Peter300 says...

Scholemoor Rovers wrote:
My concern is that a bid is received and accepted toward the end of the window and we dont have time to replace him. Is PP looking for two strikers just in case? Looking at the time it takes to complete our deals we could end up two short, one of which being our top scorer. We would then be forced into panic buying just to put somebody on the pitch.
It's you that's panicing. No need to. Just settle down and relax a litte.
[quote][p][bold]Scholemoor Rovers[/bold] wrote: My concern is that a bid is received and accepted toward the end of the window and we dont have time to replace him. Is PP looking for two strikers just in case? Looking at the time it takes to complete our deals we could end up two short, one of which being our top scorer. We would then be forced into panic buying just to put somebody on the pitch.[/p][/quote]It's you that's panicing. No need to. Just settle down and relax a litte. Peter300
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10:14am Fri 4 Jan 13

Freddy says...

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I feel that City can NOT afford to loose ANY Striker, at this crucial part of the Season. Look at how the loss of Wells from sickness/injury--has resulted in NO GOALS--and a very poor striking force.( I still don't like 2 up front--Opposition back 4's have an easy task coping with 2 Strikers. By defensive doubling up, and covering each of the 2 Strikers)
*
Similarly---The potential loss of Hannah , could be another mistake. UNLESS --replacement Strikers are to be recruited this month--& I very much doubt that any GOOD Striker will be released from other Clubs--without it being a loan etc.
*
Should further injuries occur--the squad has limited replacements, in several positions.
*
Wells- will probably go at the end of this Season when a big deal is offered.
*
Hannah --is a fool to go. He may never get the chance to develop at another League Club.Unless Grimsby get promotion back into L.2.
*
* I feel that City can NOT afford to loose ANY Striker, at this crucial part of the Season. Look at how the loss of Wells from sickness/injury--has resulted in NO GOALS--and a very poor striking force.( I still don't like 2 up front--Opposition back 4's have an easy task coping with 2 Strikers. By defensive doubling up, and covering each of the 2 Strikers) * Similarly---The potential loss of Hannah , could be another mistake. UNLESS --replacement Strikers are to be recruited this month--& I very much doubt that any GOOD Striker will be released from other Clubs--without it being a loan etc. * Should further injuries occur--the squad has limited replacements, in several positions. * Wells- will probably go at the end of this Season when a big deal is offered. * Hannah --is a fool to go. He may never get the chance to develop at another League Club.Unless Grimsby get promotion back into L.2. * Freddy
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10:17am Fri 4 Jan 13

Peter300 says...

Go Torps! Yer flying. wrote:
Come on, EVERY player in the land is for sale at the chairman's right price. He's a work in progress, has impressed so far, but it would take an extremely rich / brave club to offer big money at this stage. If I was a Championship club needing goals, I'd ring Port Vale well before ringing City!
If an offer came in, it's highly likely that the player would want to leave, so City would have to do a deal.
[quote][p][bold]Go Torps! Yer flying.[/bold] wrote: Come on, EVERY player in the land is for sale at the chairman's right price. He's a work in progress, has impressed so far, but it would take an extremely rich / brave club to offer big money at this stage. If I was a Championship club needing goals, I'd ring Port Vale well before ringing City![/p][/quote]If an offer came in, it's highly likely that the player would want to leave, so City would have to do a deal. Peter300
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10:23am Fri 4 Jan 13

Citygentleman1968 says...

Let's be grateful that we got him tied up on a 3 yr contract. Had he been out of contract in the summer we would have been up the creek without a paddle. I suggest nothing less than £1 million before the chairmen would consider.
Let's be grateful that we got him tied up on a 3 yr contract. Had he been out of contract in the summer we would have been up the creek without a paddle. I suggest nothing less than £1 million before the chairmen would consider. Citygentleman1968
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10:42am Fri 4 Jan 13

Thee Voice of Reason says...

Freddy wrote:
* I feel that City can NOT afford to loose ANY Striker, at this crucial part of the Season. Look at how the loss of Wells from sickness/injury--has resulted in NO GOALS--and a very poor striking force.( I still don't like 2 up front--Opposition back 4's have an easy task coping with 2 Strikers. By defensive doubling up, and covering each of the 2 Strikers) * Similarly---The potential loss of Hannah , could be another mistake. UNLESS --replacement Strikers are to be recruited this month--& I very much doubt that any GOOD Striker will be released from other Clubs--without it being a loan etc. * Should further injuries occur--the squad has limited replacements, in several positions. * Wells- will probably go at the end of this Season when a big deal is offered. * Hannah --is a fool to go. He may never get the chance to develop at another League Club.Unless Grimsby get promotion back into L.2. *
Hannah isn't really developing at a league club. He's played a handful of minutes for us in league two in the last year, for the majority of the time he has been at Halifax and Grimsby.
[quote][p][bold]Freddy[/bold] wrote: * I feel that City can NOT afford to loose ANY Striker, at this crucial part of the Season. Look at how the loss of Wells from sickness/injury--has resulted in NO GOALS--and a very poor striking force.( I still don't like 2 up front--Opposition back 4's have an easy task coping with 2 Strikers. By defensive doubling up, and covering each of the 2 Strikers) * Similarly---The potential loss of Hannah , could be another mistake. UNLESS --replacement Strikers are to be recruited this month--& I very much doubt that any GOOD Striker will be released from other Clubs--without it being a loan etc. * Should further injuries occur--the squad has limited replacements, in several positions. * Wells- will probably go at the end of this Season when a big deal is offered. * Hannah --is a fool to go. He may never get the chance to develop at another League Club.Unless Grimsby get promotion back into L.2. *[/p][/quote]Hannah isn't really developing at a league club. He's played a handful of minutes for us in league two in the last year, for the majority of the time he has been at Halifax and Grimsby. Thee Voice of Reason
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10:48am Fri 4 Jan 13

Thee Voice of Reason says...

Thee Voice of Reason wrote:
Freddy wrote: * I feel that City can NOT afford to loose ANY Striker, at this crucial part of the Season. Look at how the loss of Wells from sickness/injury--has resulted in NO GOALS--and a very poor striking force.( I still don't like 2 up front--Opposition back 4's have an easy task coping with 2 Strikers. By defensive doubling up, and covering each of the 2 Strikers) * Similarly---The potential loss of Hannah , could be another mistake. UNLESS --replacement Strikers are to be recruited this month--& I very much doubt that any GOOD Striker will be released from other Clubs--without it being a loan etc. * Should further injuries occur--the squad has limited replacements, in several positions. * Wells- will probably go at the end of this Season when a big deal is offered. * Hannah --is a fool to go. He may never get the chance to develop at another League Club.Unless Grimsby get promotion back into L.2. *
Hannah isn't really developing at a league club. He's played a handful of minutes for us in league two in the last year, for the majority of the time he has been at Halifax and Grimsby.
Add to that his contract is up in June so he needs to be thinking of his future as it seems clear Parkinson doesn't beleive it to be here.

It's a shame it hasn't worked out as I don't think he had a fair crack of the whip but I do think he had the right attitude and seemed excited to play for us.
[quote][p][bold]Thee Voice of Reason[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Freddy[/bold] wrote: * I feel that City can NOT afford to loose ANY Striker, at this crucial part of the Season. Look at how the loss of Wells from sickness/injury--has resulted in NO GOALS--and a very poor striking force.( I still don't like 2 up front--Opposition back 4's have an easy task coping with 2 Strikers. By defensive doubling up, and covering each of the 2 Strikers) * Similarly---The potential loss of Hannah , could be another mistake. UNLESS --replacement Strikers are to be recruited this month--& I very much doubt that any GOOD Striker will be released from other Clubs--without it being a loan etc. * Should further injuries occur--the squad has limited replacements, in several positions. * Wells- will probably go at the end of this Season when a big deal is offered. * Hannah --is a fool to go. He may never get the chance to develop at another League Club.Unless Grimsby get promotion back into L.2. *[/p][/quote]Hannah isn't really developing at a league club. He's played a handful of minutes for us in league two in the last year, for the majority of the time he has been at Halifax and Grimsby.[/p][/quote]Add to that his contract is up in June so he needs to be thinking of his future as it seems clear Parkinson doesn't beleive it to be here. It's a shame it hasn't worked out as I don't think he had a fair crack of the whip but I do think he had the right attitude and seemed excited to play for us. Thee Voice of Reason
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11:02am Fri 4 Jan 13

cookie_brighton says...

Just read that city are lining up a move for Peterborough winger Daniel Kearns.
I read it at.....newsnow.co.uk
......a skysports feed.
CTID
Just read that city are lining up a move for Peterborough winger Daniel Kearns. I read it at.....newsnow.co.uk ......a skysports feed. CTID cookie_brighton
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11:06am Fri 4 Jan 13

lawsonio123 says...

Meny Cluds have sold there best players and what is the result.A faiding away of any chance of Promotion.This is a fact just look at history and you will see that by and large this is so. A case at present Blackpool now going nowhere but backwards. City claim they do not have to sell so keep you team together and improve on it that is the only way to progress up the ladder.PROMOTION not DISBANDMENT. we have been down that road quite a few times GOOD LUCK IN 2013.
Meny Cluds have sold there best players and what is the result.A faiding away of any chance of Promotion.This is a fact just look at history and you will see that by and large this is so. A case at present Blackpool now going nowhere but backwards. City claim they do not have to sell so keep you team together and improve on it that is the only way to progress up the ladder.PROMOTION not DISBANDMENT. we have been down that road quite a few times GOOD LUCK IN 2013. lawsonio123
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11:28am Fri 4 Jan 13

audal says...

Off subject for a moment but reading once again the parking restrictions and road closures for the Villa game reminded me of when there was a railway station on Midland Road, maybe an unmanned platform could be built and used just like Frizinghall even if just for Saturdays and tues eve.
Off subject for a moment but reading once again the parking restrictions and road closures for the Villa game reminded me of when there was a railway station on Midland Road, maybe an unmanned platform could be built and used just like Frizinghall even if just for Saturdays and tues eve. audal
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11:48am Fri 4 Jan 13

Storck says...

tyker2 wrote:
Go Torps! Yer flying. wrote:
Come on, EVERY player in the land is for sale at the chairman's right price.
He's a work in progress, has impressed so far, but it would take an extremely rich / brave club to offer big money at this stage. If I was a Championship club needing goals, I'd ring Port Vale well before ringing City!
agree:no club in this division can afford to turn down a biggish offer for a player.

See Hannah is playing hard ball on terms. Grimsby must have been paying his wages to City so are they no wanting to pay less on a permanent deal or is it about the length of contract being offered?

We must have accepted their bid to buy him thoough
Who has said that Grimsby were paying all his wages while he was on loan.

It is common practice that the club taking the player only pays part of their wages, that is how it worked with our loan signing last year.
[quote][p][bold]tyker2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Go Torps! Yer flying.[/bold] wrote: Come on, EVERY player in the land is for sale at the chairman's right price. He's a work in progress, has impressed so far, but it would take an extremely rich / brave club to offer big money at this stage. If I was a Championship club needing goals, I'd ring Port Vale well before ringing City![/p][/quote]agree:no club in this division can afford to turn down a biggish offer for a player. See Hannah is playing hard ball on terms. Grimsby must have been paying his wages to City so are they no wanting to pay less on a permanent deal or is it about the length of contract being offered? We must have accepted their bid to buy him thoough[/p][/quote]Who has said that Grimsby were paying all his wages while he was on loan. It is common practice that the club taking the player only pays part of their wages, that is how it worked with our loan signing last year. Storck
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12:13pm Fri 4 Jan 13

Victor Clayton says...

I wouldn’t be surprised if this was a T&A made up story to get punters hitting the web site. And they have already done this weeks Hanson story!
Anyway, I would imagine that city would sell Wells for 3/400k
I wouldn’t be surprised if this was a T&A made up story to get punters hitting the web site. And they have already done this weeks Hanson story! Anyway, I would imagine that city would sell Wells for 3/400k Victor Clayton
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12:25pm Fri 4 Jan 13

Waynus1971 says...

I'm more concerned that the players such as Benson has turned us down than Hannah not yet agreeing terms at Grimsby. It is clear that we need a couple more players and we do appear to be struggling to bring in the quality we need.

Yes, PP will be able to sign players, but they are probably not going to improve us. His targets, thus, appear to be higher quality and as a result, he is struggling to get them here. If the reports are right, that we cannot tempt Benson (who was all for joining us last season), then things don't look good.

I'd still like us to try for someone like Akinfenwa. Although been around for years, he is only 31 years old. He is a big strong lad, will win his fair share of headers and is a decent record in front of goal, despite being in some poor sides. Alternatively, in an ideal world, someone of the class of Billy Paynter would be signed, but I believe he is now doing well for Donnie in league1. The only other player I can think of that can play a similar role to Hanson is Dele Adebola, however, I think he is at Rochdale and they may be a little reluctant to let him join us.
I'm more concerned that the players such as Benson has turned us down than Hannah not yet agreeing terms at Grimsby. It is clear that we need a couple more players and we do appear to be struggling to bring in the quality we need. Yes, PP will be able to sign players, but they are probably not going to improve us. His targets, thus, appear to be higher quality and as a result, he is struggling to get them here. If the reports are right, that we cannot tempt Benson (who was all for joining us last season), then things don't look good. I'd still like us to try for someone like Akinfenwa. Although been around for years, he is only 31 years old. He is a big strong lad, will win his fair share of headers and is a decent record in front of goal, despite being in some poor sides. Alternatively, in an ideal world, someone of the class of Billy Paynter would be signed, but I believe he is now doing well for Donnie in league1. The only other player I can think of that can play a similar role to Hanson is Dele Adebola, however, I think he is at Rochdale and they may be a little reluctant to let him join us. Waynus1971
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12:36pm Fri 4 Jan 13

Victor Clayton says...

Waynus1971 wrote:
I'm more concerned that the players such as Benson has turned us down than Hannah not yet agreeing terms at Grimsby. It is clear that we need a couple more players and we do appear to be struggling to bring in the quality we need. Yes, PP will be able to sign players, but they are probably not going to improve us. His targets, thus, appear to be higher quality and as a result, he is struggling to get them here. If the reports are right, that we cannot tempt Benson (who was all for joining us last season), then things don't look good. I'd still like us to try for someone like Akinfenwa. Although been around for years, he is only 31 years old. He is a big strong lad, will win his fair share of headers and is a decent record in front of goal, despite being in some poor sides. Alternatively, in an ideal world, someone of the class of Billy Paynter would be signed, but I believe he is now doing well for Donnie in league1. The only other player I can think of that can play a similar role to Hanson is Dele Adebola, however, I think he is at Rochdale and they may be a little reluctant to let him join us.
couldn't we just change our system a bit in some game. be more positive, not rely on flick ons so much. Yes, we need a striker, but why sign an exact replacement to Hanson, why not a striker that offers something different.
[quote][p][bold]Waynus1971[/bold] wrote: I'm more concerned that the players such as Benson has turned us down than Hannah not yet agreeing terms at Grimsby. It is clear that we need a couple more players and we do appear to be struggling to bring in the quality we need. Yes, PP will be able to sign players, but they are probably not going to improve us. His targets, thus, appear to be higher quality and as a result, he is struggling to get them here. If the reports are right, that we cannot tempt Benson (who was all for joining us last season), then things don't look good. I'd still like us to try for someone like Akinfenwa. Although been around for years, he is only 31 years old. He is a big strong lad, will win his fair share of headers and is a decent record in front of goal, despite being in some poor sides. Alternatively, in an ideal world, someone of the class of Billy Paynter would be signed, but I believe he is now doing well for Donnie in league1. The only other player I can think of that can play a similar role to Hanson is Dele Adebola, however, I think he is at Rochdale and they may be a little reluctant to let him join us.[/p][/quote]couldn't we just change our system a bit in some game. be more positive, not rely on flick ons so much. Yes, we need a striker, but why sign an exact replacement to Hanson, why not a striker that offers something different. Victor Clayton
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12:43pm Fri 4 Jan 13

shoatsy says...

Benson didnt turn us down he failed his medical
Benson didnt turn us down he failed his medical shoatsy
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12:50pm Fri 4 Jan 13

OLDLAD says...

Looks like Hannah not going to Grimsby, the have just signed Crawley striker Brodie
Looks like Hannah not going to Grimsby, the have just signed Crawley striker Brodie OLDLAD
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12:52pm Fri 4 Jan 13

Citygentleman1968 says...

TRANSFER LATEST
Grimsby Town sign Crawley forward Richard Brodie on loan until the end of the season.

Brodie, 25, spent the first half of the season on loan at League Two side Morecambe, where he scored six goals in 27 appearances.

The England C international spent last season on loan at Fleetwood Town and helped them win promotion.
TRANSFER LATEST Grimsby Town sign Crawley forward Richard Brodie on loan until the end of the season. Brodie, 25, spent the first half of the season on loan at League Two side Morecambe, where he scored six goals in 27 appearances. The England C international spent last season on loan at Fleetwood Town and helped them win promotion. Citygentleman1968
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1:24pm Fri 4 Jan 13

nowt fresh says...

shoatsy wrote:
Benson didnt turn us down he failed his medical
:-)) Correct shoatsy,if the artical is true and Benson does not want to move north forget him,but I would have thought the transfer would have need medical clearance again??.
[quote][p][bold]shoatsy[/bold] wrote: Benson didnt turn us down he failed his medical[/p][/quote]:-)) Correct shoatsy,if the artical is true and Benson does not want to move north forget him,but I would have thought the transfer would have need medical clearance again??. nowt fresh
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1:33pm Fri 4 Jan 13

fatbloke says...

Snap any buyers hands off at 250k and bring back Barry Conlon :-)
Snap any buyers hands off at 250k and bring back Barry Conlon :-) fatbloke
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1:55pm Fri 4 Jan 13

Old Peculiar says...

We all know Nakhi is a good player, but to suggest he's worth a £1m is pie in the sky (IMO).
Under normal circumstances, if any club came in with an offer of £200k - £300k for him, we would snap their hands off. But as we all know, the pot is looking healthy and for that reason, I don't think Nakhi will be going anywhere.
I would be very surprised if any club came in with an offer of £500k or more.
We all know Nakhi is a good player, but to suggest he's worth a £1m is pie in the sky (IMO). Under normal circumstances, if any club came in with an offer of £200k - £300k for him, we would snap their hands off. But as we all know, the pot is looking healthy and for that reason, I don't think Nakhi will be going anywhere. I would be very surprised if any club came in with an offer of £500k or more. Old Peculiar
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2:27pm Fri 4 Jan 13

macca1969 says...

Surely we need to be more worried losing our main striker. Hanson has had more starts than any other striker at city put together. Surely with all the hard work he puts into every game they must be clubs all other looking at him. Be absolutes gutted if we do lose him where will the goals cone from then and the hard work and also who will help the defence. I hate this transfer window it makes me so worried and stressed I can't sleep. Fml
Surely we need to be more worried losing our main striker. Hanson has had more starts than any other striker at city put together. Surely with all the hard work he puts into every game they must be clubs all other looking at him. Be absolutes gutted if we do lose him where will the goals cone from then and the hard work and also who will help the defence. I hate this transfer window it makes me so worried and stressed I can't sleep. Fml macca1969
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2:42pm Fri 4 Jan 13

Waynus1971 says...

shoatsy wrote:
Benson didnt turn us down he failed his medical
How do you know this? We all know that City tried to get him on the cheap after originally offering over £130k for him. The medical then flagged up probs with his knee and we weren't so keen to spend so much as well as agreeing to a 3.5 yr contract.

However, the above (and reports in Swindon) suggests this is a new approach
[quote][p][bold]shoatsy[/bold] wrote: Benson didnt turn us down he failed his medical[/p][/quote]How do you know this? We all know that City tried to get him on the cheap after originally offering over £130k for him. The medical then flagged up probs with his knee and we weren't so keen to spend so much as well as agreeing to a 3.5 yr contract. However, the above (and reports in Swindon) suggests this is a new approach Waynus1971
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2:46pm Fri 4 Jan 13

Waynus1971 says...

Victor Clayton wrote:
Waynus1971 wrote:
I'm more concerned that the players such as Benson has turned us down than Hannah not yet agreeing terms at Grimsby. It is clear that we need a couple more players and we do appear to be struggling to bring in the quality we need. Yes, PP will be able to sign players, but they are probably not going to improve us. His targets, thus, appear to be higher quality and as a result, he is struggling to get them here. If the reports are right, that we cannot tempt Benson (who was all for joining us last season), then things don't look good. I'd still like us to try for someone like Akinfenwa. Although been around for years, he is only 31 years old. He is a big strong lad, will win his fair share of headers and is a decent record in front of goal, despite being in some poor sides. Alternatively, in an ideal world, someone of the class of Billy Paynter would be signed, but I believe he is now doing well for Donnie in league1. The only other player I can think of that can play a similar role to Hanson is Dele Adebola, however, I think he is at Rochdale and they may be a little reluctant to let him join us.
couldn't we just change our system a bit in some game. be more positive, not rely on flick ons so much. Yes, we need a striker, but why sign an exact replacement to Hanson, why not a striker that offers something different.
I hear what you are saying, but the players I have listed aren't straight like for like. All 3 are capable of scoring goals with both their head and their feet. None will win as much ball as Hanson does, but you can be sure we wouldn't be flicking aimless ball onto nobody.

All would be better at holding the ball up,especially Akinfenwa
[quote][p][bold]Victor Clayton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Waynus1971[/bold] wrote: I'm more concerned that the players such as Benson has turned us down than Hannah not yet agreeing terms at Grimsby. It is clear that we need a couple more players and we do appear to be struggling to bring in the quality we need. Yes, PP will be able to sign players, but they are probably not going to improve us. His targets, thus, appear to be higher quality and as a result, he is struggling to get them here. If the reports are right, that we cannot tempt Benson (who was all for joining us last season), then things don't look good. I'd still like us to try for someone like Akinfenwa. Although been around for years, he is only 31 years old. He is a big strong lad, will win his fair share of headers and is a decent record in front of goal, despite being in some poor sides. Alternatively, in an ideal world, someone of the class of Billy Paynter would be signed, but I believe he is now doing well for Donnie in league1. The only other player I can think of that can play a similar role to Hanson is Dele Adebola, however, I think he is at Rochdale and they may be a little reluctant to let him join us.[/p][/quote]couldn't we just change our system a bit in some game. be more positive, not rely on flick ons so much. Yes, we need a striker, but why sign an exact replacement to Hanson, why not a striker that offers something different.[/p][/quote]I hear what you are saying, but the players I have listed aren't straight like for like. All 3 are capable of scoring goals with both their head and their feet. None will win as much ball as Hanson does, but you can be sure we wouldn't be flicking aimless ball onto nobody. All would be better at holding the ball up,especially Akinfenwa Waynus1971
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3:07pm Fri 4 Jan 13

shaun from richmond says...

Frankly... I would be SHOCKED if we still have "Wells" after the window!!.
He is an outstanding player....and way better than the 4th division.
EXPECT HIM TO GO!!.....BUT HOPE HE DOESNT!!
Frankly... I would be SHOCKED if we still have "Wells" after the window!!. He is an outstanding player....and way better than the 4th division. EXPECT HIM TO GO!!.....BUT HOPE HE DOESNT!! shaun from richmond
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4:05pm Fri 4 Jan 13

nowt fresh says...

City signed Curtis Good on an extended loan untill 2nd February??.
City signed Curtis Good on an extended loan untill 2nd February??. nowt fresh
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4:13pm Fri 4 Jan 13

Prisoner Cell Block A says...

Thee Voice of Reason wrote:
Thee Voice of Reason wrote:
Freddy wrote: * I feel that City can NOT afford to loose ANY Striker, at this crucial part of the Season. Look at how the loss of Wells from sickness/injury--has resulted in NO GOALS--and a very poor striking force.( I still don't like 2 up front--Opposition back 4's have an easy task coping with 2 Strikers. By defensive doubling up, and covering each of the 2 Strikers) * Similarly---The potential loss of Hannah , could be another mistake. UNLESS --replacement Strikers are to be recruited this month--& I very much doubt that any GOOD Striker will be released from other Clubs--without it being a loan etc. * Should further injuries occur--the squad has limited replacements, in several positions. * Wells- will probably go at the end of this Season when a big deal is offered. * Hannah --is a fool to go. He may never get the chance to develop at another League Club.Unless Grimsby get promotion back into L.2. *
Hannah isn't really developing at a league club. He's played a handful of minutes for us in league two in the last year, for the majority of the time he has been at Halifax and Grimsby.
Add to that his contract is up in June so he needs to be thinking of his future as it seems clear Parkinson doesn't beleive it to be here.

It's a shame it hasn't worked out as I don't think he had a fair crack of the whip but I do think he had the right attitude and seemed excited to play for us.
He is also 28, if any developing were to be done it has past that time, 28 is a strikers optimum age, experience, strength, knowledge of the game. Ross has tried his best with City but it hasn't worked out for him, for all concerned it is better he leaves and gets game time in whatever league he can rather than sat on our bench or even the stiffs with little or no competitive football.
[quote][p][bold]Thee Voice of Reason[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Thee Voice of Reason[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Freddy[/bold] wrote: * I feel that City can NOT afford to loose ANY Striker, at this crucial part of the Season. Look at how the loss of Wells from sickness/injury--has resulted in NO GOALS--and a very poor striking force.( I still don't like 2 up front--Opposition back 4's have an easy task coping with 2 Strikers. By defensive doubling up, and covering each of the 2 Strikers) * Similarly---The potential loss of Hannah , could be another mistake. UNLESS --replacement Strikers are to be recruited this month--& I very much doubt that any GOOD Striker will be released from other Clubs--without it being a loan etc. * Should further injuries occur--the squad has limited replacements, in several positions. * Wells- will probably go at the end of this Season when a big deal is offered. * Hannah --is a fool to go. He may never get the chance to develop at another League Club.Unless Grimsby get promotion back into L.2. *[/p][/quote]Hannah isn't really developing at a league club. He's played a handful of minutes for us in league two in the last year, for the majority of the time he has been at Halifax and Grimsby.[/p][/quote]Add to that his contract is up in June so he needs to be thinking of his future as it seems clear Parkinson doesn't beleive it to be here. It's a shame it hasn't worked out as I don't think he had a fair crack of the whip but I do think he had the right attitude and seemed excited to play for us.[/p][/quote]He is also 28, if any developing were to be done it has past that time, 28 is a strikers optimum age, experience, strength, knowledge of the game. Ross has tried his best with City but it hasn't worked out for him, for all concerned it is better he leaves and gets game time in whatever league he can rather than sat on our bench or even the stiffs with little or no competitive football. Prisoner Cell Block A
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4:25pm Fri 4 Jan 13

Citygentleman1968 says...

A snippet....

Barnet have announced the signing of defender Adam Thompson on a one-month loan deal from Championship side Watford, and he goes straight into the squad for the clash with Bradford at Underhill tomorrow.
A snippet.... Barnet have announced the signing of defender Adam Thompson on a one-month loan deal from Championship side Watford, and he goes straight into the squad for the clash with Bradford at Underhill tomorrow. Citygentleman1968
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4:28pm Fri 4 Jan 13

Citygentleman1968 says...

another snippet...

Newcastle United FC @NUFCOfficialGood Extends Bantams Loan: Teenage defender Curtis Good has agreed to stay with Bradford City for another month http://dlvr.it/2lDn3
Y #NUFC
another snippet... Newcastle United FC @NUFCOfficialGood Extends Bantams Loan: Teenage defender Curtis Good has agreed to stay with Bradford City for another month http://dlvr.it/2lDn3 Y #NUFC Citygentleman1968
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4:49pm Fri 4 Jan 13

cookie_brighton says...

new date for postponed (dec 22nd) Wycombe Wanderers match....... tuesday February 12, 7.45 pm kick off.
CTID
new date for postponed (dec 22nd) Wycombe Wanderers match....... tuesday February 12, 7.45 pm kick off. CTID cookie_brighton
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4:57pm Fri 4 Jan 13

Freddy says...

*
audal says...
11:28am Fri 4 Jan 13

Off subject for a moment but reading once again the parking restrictions and road closures for the Villa game reminded me of when there was a railway station on Midland Road, maybe an unmanned platform could be built and used just like Frizinghall even if just for Saturdays and tues eve.
*
Yes --I remember those proposals when City were flying up the Leagues to the Premier. Even to extending a Platform from Forster Square Station.
*
But they did not materialise. I think its a bit short notice to build the cheap simple wooden Platforms --either side of the tracks--for Arrival and Departure.
However---if City start to progress again --perhaps the concept for travelling supporters, both Home and Away, should be re-considered??..
*
Can you remember the clouds of Steam flooding across Valley Parade--especially at night during training and evening matches?.Those goods Shunting Engines- really kicked out some smoke. So much so--we could hide from the tough coaches- "Dick" and "Jock" -at the opposite side of the ground !!!.
*
Oh Dear--All our Yesterdays!!!
*
* audal says... 11:28am Fri 4 Jan 13 Off subject for a moment but reading once again the parking restrictions and road closures for the Villa game reminded me of when there was a railway station on Midland Road, maybe an unmanned platform could be built and used just like Frizinghall even if just for Saturdays and tues eve. * Yes --I remember those proposals when City were flying up the Leagues to the Premier. Even to extending a Platform from Forster Square Station. * But they did not materialise. I think its a bit short notice to build the cheap simple wooden Platforms --either side of the tracks--for Arrival and Departure. However---if City start to progress again --perhaps the concept for travelling supporters, both Home and Away, should be re-considered??.. * Can you remember the clouds of Steam flooding across Valley Parade--especially at night during training and evening matches?.Those goods Shunting Engines- really kicked out some smoke. So much so--we could hide from the tough coaches- "Dick" and "Jock" -at the opposite side of the ground !!!. * Oh Dear--All our Yesterdays!!! * Freddy
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5:03pm Fri 4 Jan 13

Freddy says...

*

cookie_brighton says...
4:49pm Fri 4 Jan 13

If that's correct Cookie--Then at the beginning of February City play 4 Matches AWAY to date. Providing there are no further postponements and re-arranged matches because of the Winter Weather.
* cookie_brighton says... 4:49pm Fri 4 Jan 13 If that's correct Cookie--Then at the beginning of February City play 4 Matches AWAY to date. Providing there are no further postponements and re-arranged matches because of the Winter Weather. Freddy
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5:12pm Fri 4 Jan 13

cookie_brighton says...

freddie.....yes 4 games, I got the info from newsnow.co.uk
It is also mentioned there that Coventry are intereted in Nathan Doyle.
freddie.....yes 4 games, I got the info from newsnow.co.uk It is also mentioned there that Coventry are intereted in Nathan Doyle. cookie_brighton
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5:14pm Fri 4 Jan 13

cookie_brighton says...

been a busy day for me.....sorry freddy for spelling your name freddie lol
CTID
been a busy day for me.....sorry freddy for spelling your name freddie lol CTID cookie_brighton
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6:01pm Fri 4 Jan 13

Pablo says...

I don't envy PP finding a centre forward. None of the names quoted above fill me with any enthusiasm.

The fact is there is a dearth of talent in that area, with Div 1/2 experience hence we're reported to have been chasing Benson again.

Our best bet may be the loan of an up and coming player with a Premiership club.
I don't envy PP finding a centre forward. None of the names quoted above fill me with any enthusiasm. The fact is there is a dearth of talent in that area, with Div 1/2 experience hence we're reported to have been chasing Benson again. Our best bet may be the loan of an up and coming player with a Premiership club. Pablo
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6:26pm Fri 4 Jan 13

340stopper says...

Prisoner Cell Block A wrote:
Thee Voice of Reason wrote:
Thee Voice of Reason wrote:
Freddy wrote: * I feel that City can NOT afford to loose ANY Striker, at this crucial part of the Season. Look at how the loss of Wells from sickness/injury--has resulted in NO GOALS--and a very poor striking force.( I still don't like 2 up front--Opposition back 4's have an easy task coping with 2 Strikers. By defensive doubling up, and covering each of the 2 Strikers) * Similarly---The potential loss of Hannah , could be another mistake. UNLESS --replacement Strikers are to be recruited this month--& I very much doubt that any GOOD Striker will be released from other Clubs--without it being a loan etc. * Should further injuries occur--the squad has limited replacements, in several positions. * Wells- will probably go at the end of this Season when a big deal is offered. * Hannah --is a fool to go. He may never get the chance to develop at another League Club.Unless Grimsby get promotion back into L.2. *
Hannah isn't really developing at a league club. He's played a handful of minutes for us in league two in the last year, for the majority of the time he has been at Halifax and Grimsby.
Add to that his contract is up in June so he needs to be thinking of his future as it seems clear Parkinson doesn't beleive it to be here. It's a shame it hasn't worked out as I don't think he had a fair crack of the whip but I do think he had the right attitude and seemed excited to play for us.
He is also 28, if any developing were to be done it has past that time, 28 is a strikers optimum age, experience, strength, knowledge of the game. Ross has tried his best with City but it hasn't worked out for him, for all concerned it is better he leaves and gets game time in whatever league he can rather than sat on our bench or even the stiffs with little or no competitive football.
Grimsby it is alleged have made a final offer to BCFC for Hannah and also a final offer of terms to Hannah who continues to tweet tweet tweet re being ill ill at the moment.
Manningham station re-opening might help.
I too remember the smoke when stood on the old Kop, often from the 3.40pm all stations to Carlisle train when steam hauled, up until the mid sixties.
Hence 340 stopper !!
[quote][p][bold]Prisoner Cell Block A[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Thee Voice of Reason[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Thee Voice of Reason[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Freddy[/bold] wrote: * I feel that City can NOT afford to loose ANY Striker, at this crucial part of the Season. Look at how the loss of Wells from sickness/injury--has resulted in NO GOALS--and a very poor striking force.( I still don't like 2 up front--Opposition back 4's have an easy task coping with 2 Strikers. By defensive doubling up, and covering each of the 2 Strikers) * Similarly---The potential loss of Hannah , could be another mistake. UNLESS --replacement Strikers are to be recruited this month--& I very much doubt that any GOOD Striker will be released from other Clubs--without it being a loan etc. * Should further injuries occur--the squad has limited replacements, in several positions. * Wells- will probably go at the end of this Season when a big deal is offered. * Hannah --is a fool to go. He may never get the chance to develop at another League Club.Unless Grimsby get promotion back into L.2. *[/p][/quote]Hannah isn't really developing at a league club. He's played a handful of minutes for us in league two in the last year, for the majority of the time he has been at Halifax and Grimsby.[/p][/quote]Add to that his contract is up in June so he needs to be thinking of his future as it seems clear Parkinson doesn't beleive it to be here. It's a shame it hasn't worked out as I don't think he had a fair crack of the whip but I do think he had the right attitude and seemed excited to play for us.[/p][/quote]He is also 28, if any developing were to be done it has past that time, 28 is a strikers optimum age, experience, strength, knowledge of the game. Ross has tried his best with City but it hasn't worked out for him, for all concerned it is better he leaves and gets game time in whatever league he can rather than sat on our bench or even the stiffs with little or no competitive football.[/p][/quote]Grimsby it is alleged have made a final offer to BCFC for Hannah and also a final offer of terms to Hannah who continues to tweet tweet tweet re being ill ill at the moment. Manningham station re-opening might help. I too remember the smoke when stood on the old Kop, often from the 3.40pm all stations to Carlisle train when steam hauled, up until the mid sixties. Hence 340 stopper !! 340stopper
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6:51pm Fri 4 Jan 13

lawsonio123 says...

macca1969 wrote:
Surely we need to be more worried losing our main striker. Hanson has had more starts than any other striker at city put together. Surely with all the hard work he puts into every game they must be clubs all other looking at him. Be absolutes gutted if we do lose him where will the goals cone from then and the hard work and also who will help the defence. I hate this transfer window it makes me so worried and stressed I can't sleep. Fml
Oh dear Macca shall i send you a couple of sleeping pills.Take care we may score 5 tomorrow
[quote][p][bold]macca1969[/bold] wrote: Surely we need to be more worried losing our main striker. Hanson has had more starts than any other striker at city put together. Surely with all the hard work he puts into every game they must be clubs all other looking at him. Be absolutes gutted if we do lose him where will the goals cone from then and the hard work and also who will help the defence. I hate this transfer window it makes me so worried and stressed I can't sleep. Fml[/p][/quote]Oh dear Macca shall i send you a couple of sleeping pills.Take care we may score 5 tomorrow lawsonio123
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8:23pm Fri 4 Jan 13

tingleyb says...

sounds to me like Mr Lawn is bigging Wells up to encourage a bid. With the cup money it worries me that any signings will come along with inflated fees . . .
sounds to me like Mr Lawn is bigging Wells up to encourage a bid. With the cup money it worries me that any signings will come along with inflated fees . . . tingleyb
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2:41am Sat 5 Jan 13

Bradford1903 says...

Even if we hadn't got the cup windfall, I think we'd only considered selling him in January, if we were well adrift of the promotion places.

Crucial game today, with a few of the top 7 not playing due to the F.A Cup, it's imperative we take advantage of this, and come away with the 3 points, in a type of game we should be winning.
Even if we hadn't got the cup windfall, I think we'd only considered selling him in January, if we were well adrift of the promotion places. Crucial game today, with a few of the top 7 not playing due to the F.A Cup, it's imperative we take advantage of this, and come away with the 3 points, in a type of game we should be winning. Bradford1903
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2:42am Sat 5 Jan 13

alfucham says...

Did City manage to get his signature on a longer contract after he stalled in the summer?
Did City manage to get his signature on a longer contract after he stalled in the summer? alfucham
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5:42am Sat 5 Jan 13

tyker2 says...

alfucham wrote:
Did City manage to get his signature on a longer contract after he stalled in the summer?
yes:City are interested in a 21 year old winger from Peterborough.

Is another winger required?
[quote][p][bold]alfucham[/bold] wrote: Did City manage to get his signature on a longer contract after he stalled in the summer?[/p][/quote]yes:City are interested in a 21 year old winger from Peterborough. Is another winger required? tyker2
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8:29am Sat 5 Jan 13

tyker2 says...

tyker2 wrote:
alfucham wrote:
Did City manage to get his signature on a longer contract after he stalled in the summer?
yes:City are interested in a 21 year old winger from Peterborough.

Is another winger required?
perhaps Hines or Reid leaving?
[quote][p][bold]tyker2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]alfucham[/bold] wrote: Did City manage to get his signature on a longer contract after he stalled in the summer?[/p][/quote]yes:City are interested in a 21 year old winger from Peterborough. Is another winger required?[/p][/quote]perhaps Hines or Reid leaving? tyker2
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10:29am Sat 5 Jan 13

macca1969 says...

Heard Liverpool were interested in Hanson. Apparently some video footage if him from four years back has shown the attributes they are looking for. After viewing cctv from the co-op a club spokesman has said big James will be perfect to utilise all that space on the top shelves of the new look club shop. :)
Heard Liverpool were interested in Hanson. Apparently some video footage if him from four years back has shown the attributes they are looking for. After viewing cctv from the co-op a club spokesman has said big James will be perfect to utilise all that space on the top shelves of the new look club shop. :) macca1969
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12:04pm Sat 5 Jan 13

tyker2 says...

cruel bloke.lol
cruel bloke.lol tyker2
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