Phil Parkinson: Speculation proves we’re doing something right at Bradford City

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Top scorer Nahki Wells continues to be linked with a move away from City during the transfer window Top scorer Nahki Wells continues to be linked with a move away from City during the transfer window

Phil Parkinson has welcomed the transfer speculation swirling around his City players.

Huddersfield have again been linked with a potential move for Nahki Wells and Coventry are understood to be keeping close tabs on Nathan Doyle.

Parkinson stressed the Bantams had heard nothing from either club – but has no problem with the transfer-window stories doing the rounds.

The City chief said: “I don’t mind the speculation because it shows they are doing something right. My job is to make sure the players don’t get carried away.

“With what we have achieved so far, you would be disappointed if there wasn’t any speculation in the papers. We’ve got to keep it there and the way they do that is to keep playing well.

“Someone like Nahki has to remember what got him to this position and why everyone is talking about him.”

Huddersfield boss Simon Grayson refused to comment on a potential link with City’s 17-goal top scorer but did say they were always willing to look at players in lower leagues.

Parkinson once again repeated that nobody has been in touch with the club about their prize asset.

He said: “We haven’t had any call at all (in this transfer window). There was a League One club about three months ago who asked about Nahki and I told him straight away.

“If a club was in for anyone, we’d be respectful to those players and let them know. But I can honestly say that myself and the chairmen haven’t received any calls.

“I’ve heard nothing about Nathan either and, with the greatest respect to Coventry, I don’t think they are in a financial position to buy any of our players at the moment.”

Parkinson is still hopeful of adding “one or two” more before the window shuts in a fortnight. He may also consider letting some of the fringe players go out on loan.

“There are a few in there we’ll look to loan out if they’re not going to be involved, like we did with Ross Hannah,” he said.

“If there are a couple who feel they are on the outside, we don’t want players without a realistic chance of getting in the team.

“We’ll be fair to anybody who’s not in the team; that’s only right. We don’t want to keep anyone here who’s not happy.”

City’s profile has rocketed thanks to their incredible Capital One Cup progress and Wells has inevitably grabbed the headlines. Leeds and Wolves have also been linked with him.

But Parkinson is delighted that the Bermudian, who signed a new long-term contract at the start of the season, has not let his head turn.

“We’ll continue to work with Nahki but his TV interview after the Aston Villa game summed it up and showed that his feet are on the ground,” said the City boss.

“He knows what he’s got to do and goes about his business. I’ve been very impressed with the way he’s conducted himself. It’s so important that he does continue like that.

“Nobody’s going to achieve anything without the team working together. On the back of that, the individuals might get the plaudits.

“The minute you start playing your own game and thinking about yourself, the team suffers. Do what you do well for the team.”

Port Vale, who yesterday signed left back Daniel Jones from Sheffield Wednesday, have hired warm air blowers to try to beat the big freeze and get tomorrow’s game on – but it is looking very unlikely.

City have already beaten the League Two leaders away in the JP Trophy but have a score to settle from losing 1-0 at Valley Parade.

Parkinson said: “They are in good form and have a striker (Tom Pope) who’s got 25 goals, which has been an enormous help.

“But I honestly feel that without the distractions of the cups and the injuries we’ve had, we should be right up there with them and my job is to get us back there.

“We know Port Vale have got some very good attack-minded players and we’ve got to make sure we’re strong enough to deal with that.

“But equally I’m just as confident we’ll create chances against them, as we’ve shown in the previous two games.”

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8:28am Fri 18 Jan 13

BASSA1 says...

Just hope we can string a few good league together now.
Just hope we can string a few good league together now. BASSA1

8:34am Fri 18 Jan 13

KnightMcCall says...

BASSA1 wrote:
Just hope we can string a few good league together now.
Just focus on trying to string a sentence together BASSA...(sorry, couldn't resist).
[quote][p][bold]BASSA1[/bold] wrote: Just hope we can string a few good league together now.[/p][/quote]Just focus on trying to string a sentence together BASSA...(sorry, couldn't resist). KnightMcCall

10:30am Fri 18 Jan 13

ALEXIMO.56. says...

This is the time for the club to do the propper right things, give Parky a 4yr contract and stick a NOT FOR SALE SIGN on mr Wells.
This is the time for the club to do the propper right things, give Parky a 4yr contract and stick a NOT FOR SALE SIGN on mr Wells. ALEXIMO.56.

10:36am Fri 18 Jan 13

lawsonio123 says...

I have said before Mr Parkinson knows full well what he is doing. Just have faith things will end well. City are on the up so just roll up and support them
I have said before Mr Parkinson knows full well what he is doing. Just have faith things will end well. City are on the up so just roll up and support them lawsonio123

10:59am Fri 18 Jan 13

KnightMcCall says...

ALEXIMO.56. wrote:
This is the time for the club to do the propper right things, give Parky a 4yr contract and stick a NOT FOR SALE SIGN on mr Wells.
4 years is a long time (and a big financial risk/liability) Aleximo. We want to keep PP but not at the risk of long-term financial stability (well, that's my opinion anyway).

Naturally, i want us to keep Wells too but for the right price he will leave I'm afraid.

Managers and Players don't stay around for very long. It is for the club to have a plan B and plan C when things happen that will make us successful or not.
[quote][p][bold]ALEXIMO.56.[/bold] wrote: This is the time for the club to do the propper right things, give Parky a 4yr contract and stick a NOT FOR SALE SIGN on mr Wells.[/p][/quote]4 years is a long time (and a big financial risk/liability) Aleximo. We want to keep PP but not at the risk of long-term financial stability (well, that's my opinion anyway). Naturally, i want us to keep Wells too but for the right price he will leave I'm afraid. Managers and Players don't stay around for very long. It is for the club to have a plan B and plan C when things happen that will make us successful or not. KnightMcCall

12:43pm Fri 18 Jan 13

tyker2 says...

pp values Doyle highly then
pp values Doyle highly then tyker2

12:50pm Fri 18 Jan 13

Dancinfeet says...

Looks like port vale are moving heaven and earth to get this game on. Hopefully it will be off because they will rightly see it as a good time to play us. The villa game must be in some doubt looking at sky sports news pictures as well.
Looks like port vale are moving heaven and earth to get this game on. Hopefully it will be off because they will rightly see it as a good time to play us. The villa game must be in some doubt looking at sky sports news pictures as well. Dancinfeet

12:56pm Fri 18 Jan 13

Rambo says...

KnightMcCall wrote:
ALEXIMO.56. wrote:
This is the time for the club to do the propper right things, give Parky a 4yr contract and stick a NOT FOR SALE SIGN on mr Wells.
4 years is a long time (and a big financial risk/liability) Aleximo. We want to keep PP but not at the risk of long-term financial stability (well, that's my opinion anyway).

Naturally, i want us to keep Wells too but for the right price he will leave I'm afraid.

Managers and Players don't stay around for very long. It is for the club to have a plan B and plan C when things happen that will make us successful or not.
Yup. Its inevitable he will leave should he maintain his form. Wells is clearly the player we have with the most talent, ability and potential to play at a higher level. He's not daft as well, he knows this and knows its unlikely he'll stay here forever.

PP is probably doing a job keeping him focused, probably encouraging to stay for the short term and not run off to risk being a bench warmer for a few years. We'd all agree its probably in NWs interests to stick around at least till the summer, where he can get a full season under his belt.

Its division 4. Players who are clearly too good for this level, especially at that age will get noticed and will be picked off. We will also have little bargaining power to say no. If a club like Wolves or Leeds come in, it would be extremely hard for anyone at this level to say no.

I genuinely think he'll leave in the summer, regardless of promotion or not.
[quote][p][bold]KnightMcCall[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ALEXIMO.56.[/bold] wrote: This is the time for the club to do the propper right things, give Parky a 4yr contract and stick a NOT FOR SALE SIGN on mr Wells.[/p][/quote]4 years is a long time (and a big financial risk/liability) Aleximo. We want to keep PP but not at the risk of long-term financial stability (well, that's my opinion anyway). Naturally, i want us to keep Wells too but for the right price he will leave I'm afraid. Managers and Players don't stay around for very long. It is for the club to have a plan B and plan C when things happen that will make us successful or not.[/p][/quote]Yup. Its inevitable he will leave should he maintain his form. Wells is clearly the player we have with the most talent, ability and potential to play at a higher level. He's not daft as well, he knows this and knows its unlikely he'll stay here forever. PP is probably doing a job keeping him focused, probably encouraging to stay for the short term and not run off to risk being a bench warmer for a few years. We'd all agree its probably in NWs interests to stick around at least till the summer, where he can get a full season under his belt. Its division 4. Players who are clearly too good for this level, especially at that age will get noticed and will be picked off. We will also have little bargaining power to say no. If a club like Wolves or Leeds come in, it would be extremely hard for anyone at this level to say no. I genuinely think he'll leave in the summer, regardless of promotion or not. Rambo

1:27pm Fri 18 Jan 13

340stopper says...

BREAKING NEWS 12.05 pm

MATCH OFF.

See Port Vale website.
BREAKING NEWS 12.05 pm MATCH OFF. See Port Vale website. 340stopper

1:31pm Fri 18 Jan 13

Dancinfeet says...

340stopper wrote:
BREAKING NEWS 12.05 pm

MATCH OFF.

See Port Vale website.
Result!
[quote][p][bold]340stopper[/bold] wrote: BREAKING NEWS 12.05 pm MATCH OFF. See Port Vale website.[/p][/quote]Result! Dancinfeet

1:34pm Fri 18 Jan 13

Peter300 says...

ALEXIMO.56. wrote:
This is the time for the club to do the propper right things, give Parky a 4yr contract and stick a NOT FOR SALE SIGN on mr Wells.
You wanted Parkinson sacked last season. Can we sell you?
[quote][p][bold]ALEXIMO.56.[/bold] wrote: This is the time for the club to do the propper right things, give Parky a 4yr contract and stick a NOT FOR SALE SIGN on mr Wells.[/p][/quote]You wanted Parkinson sacked last season. Can we sell you? Peter300

1:37pm Fri 18 Jan 13

Peter300 says...

Rambo wrote:
KnightMcCall wrote:
ALEXIMO.56. wrote: This is the time for the club to do the propper right things, give Parky a 4yr contract and stick a NOT FOR SALE SIGN on mr Wells.
4 years is a long time (and a big financial risk/liability) Aleximo. We want to keep PP but not at the risk of long-term financial stability (well, that's my opinion anyway). Naturally, i want us to keep Wells too but for the right price he will leave I'm afraid. Managers and Players don't stay around for very long. It is for the club to have a plan B and plan C when things happen that will make us successful or not.
Yup. Its inevitable he will leave should he maintain his form. Wells is clearly the player we have with the most talent, ability and potential to play at a higher level. He's not daft as well, he knows this and knows its unlikely he'll stay here forever. PP is probably doing a job keeping him focused, probably encouraging to stay for the short term and not run off to risk being a bench warmer for a few years. We'd all agree its probably in NWs interests to stick around at least till the summer, where he can get a full season under his belt. Its division 4. Players who are clearly too good for this level, especially at that age will get noticed and will be picked off. We will also have little bargaining power to say no. If a club like Wolves or Leeds come in, it would be extremely hard for anyone at this level to say no. I genuinely think he'll leave in the summer, regardless of promotion or not.
It doesn't help when a City director, not Lawn, Rhodes or Owen, says that bids have been received for Wells. The club have stated that no bids have been received, but for some reason this individual says they have.
[quote][p][bold]Rambo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]KnightMcCall[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ALEXIMO.56.[/bold] wrote: This is the time for the club to do the propper right things, give Parky a 4yr contract and stick a NOT FOR SALE SIGN on mr Wells.[/p][/quote]4 years is a long time (and a big financial risk/liability) Aleximo. We want to keep PP but not at the risk of long-term financial stability (well, that's my opinion anyway). Naturally, i want us to keep Wells too but for the right price he will leave I'm afraid. Managers and Players don't stay around for very long. It is for the club to have a plan B and plan C when things happen that will make us successful or not.[/p][/quote]Yup. Its inevitable he will leave should he maintain his form. Wells is clearly the player we have with the most talent, ability and potential to play at a higher level. He's not daft as well, he knows this and knows its unlikely he'll stay here forever. PP is probably doing a job keeping him focused, probably encouraging to stay for the short term and not run off to risk being a bench warmer for a few years. We'd all agree its probably in NWs interests to stick around at least till the summer, where he can get a full season under his belt. Its division 4. Players who are clearly too good for this level, especially at that age will get noticed and will be picked off. We will also have little bargaining power to say no. If a club like Wolves or Leeds come in, it would be extremely hard for anyone at this level to say no. I genuinely think he'll leave in the summer, regardless of promotion or not.[/p][/quote]It doesn't help when a City director, not Lawn, Rhodes or Owen, says that bids have been received for Wells. The club have stated that no bids have been received, but for some reason this individual says they have. Peter300

2:26pm Fri 18 Jan 13

balbrigganfc says...

Predicting both Wells and Parkinson to sign for other clubs.

Come on you Bantams, CTID!
Predicting both Wells and Parkinson to sign for other clubs. Come on you Bantams, CTID! balbrigganfc

2:58pm Fri 18 Jan 13

shaun from richmond says...

Peter300 wrote:
ALEXIMO.56. wrote: This is the time for the club to do the propper right things, give Parky a 4yr contract and stick a NOT FOR SALE SIGN on mr Wells.
You wanted Parkinson sacked last season. Can we sell you?
HEY!!!....Its PETER! (Did I ever tell you I was a City player)300!!
Does the 300 stand for games played for City??...or how many "Brain Cells" you have??
Prey do tell?.
[quote][p][bold]Peter300[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ALEXIMO.56.[/bold] wrote: This is the time for the club to do the propper right things, give Parky a 4yr contract and stick a NOT FOR SALE SIGN on mr Wells.[/p][/quote]You wanted Parkinson sacked last season. Can we sell you?[/p][/quote]HEY!!!....Its PETER! (Did I ever tell you I was a City player)300!! Does the 300 stand for games played for City??...or how many "Brain Cells" you have?? Prey do tell?. shaun from richmond

3:08pm Fri 18 Jan 13

shaun from richmond says...

The only reason NO club has come in for any players.......is because Lawn/Rhodes wont look at any offers until AFTER Tue night!!.
Thats what they have told the clubs interested!.
Which is slightly different to the line Parky is trotting out!!.
IF we stay in the cup....THEY STAY!!.
IF we dont.....THEY GO!!
The only reason NO club has come in for any players.......is because Lawn/Rhodes wont look at any offers until AFTER Tue night!!. Thats what they have told the clubs interested!. Which is slightly different to the line Parky is trotting out!!. IF we stay in the cup....THEY STAY!!. IF we dont.....THEY GO!! shaun from richmond

4:45pm Fri 18 Jan 13

tinytoonster says...

shaun from richmond wrote:
The only reason NO club has come in for any players.......is because Lawn/Rhodes wont look at any offers until AFTER Tue night!!.
Thats what they have told the clubs interested!.
Which is slightly different to the line Parky is trotting out!!.
IF we stay in the cup....THEY STAY!!.
IF we dont.....THEY GO!!
correct!
[quote][p][bold]shaun from richmond[/bold] wrote: The only reason NO club has come in for any players.......is because Lawn/Rhodes wont look at any offers until AFTER Tue night!!. Thats what they have told the clubs interested!. Which is slightly different to the line Parky is trotting out!!. IF we stay in the cup....THEY STAY!!. IF we dont.....THEY GO!![/p][/quote]correct! tinytoonster

5:58pm Fri 18 Jan 13

KnightMcCall says...

shaun from richmond wrote:
The only reason NO club has come in for any players.......is because Lawn/Rhodes wont look at any offers until AFTER Tue night!!.
Thats what they have told the clubs interested!.
Which is slightly different to the line Parky is trotting out!!.
IF we stay in the cup....THEY STAY!!.
IF we dont.....THEY GO!!
Do you know this for a fact Shaun or is it speculaton? It would make some sense and I don't blame the club for keeping cards close to their chest.
[quote][p][bold]shaun from richmond[/bold] wrote: The only reason NO club has come in for any players.......is because Lawn/Rhodes wont look at any offers until AFTER Tue night!!. Thats what they have told the clubs interested!. Which is slightly different to the line Parky is trotting out!!. IF we stay in the cup....THEY STAY!!. IF we dont.....THEY GO!![/p][/quote]Do you know this for a fact Shaun or is it speculaton? It would make some sense and I don't blame the club for keeping cards close to their chest. KnightMcCall

5:59pm Fri 18 Jan 13

KnightMcCall says...

Peter300 wrote:
ALEXIMO.56. wrote:
This is the time for the club to do the propper right things, give Parky a 4yr contract and stick a NOT FOR SALE SIGN on mr Wells.
You wanted Parkinson sacked last season. Can we sell you?
I thought Aleximo had supported PP last season? In fact; he is one of the most positive posters on here.
[quote][p][bold]Peter300[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ALEXIMO.56.[/bold] wrote: This is the time for the club to do the propper right things, give Parky a 4yr contract and stick a NOT FOR SALE SIGN on mr Wells.[/p][/quote]You wanted Parkinson sacked last season. Can we sell you?[/p][/quote]I thought Aleximo had supported PP last season? In fact; he is one of the most positive posters on here. KnightMcCall

6:13pm Fri 18 Jan 13

Pablo says...

It looks like we're being conditioned to the possible imminent loss of Wells and, maybe, Doyle. Shaun's probably close to the scenario when he says defeat on Tuesday will see the departure of Nahki in the transfer window. Rumours suggest Jamie Vardy is lined up as Wells's successor.

If Wells were to go then this would invevitably affect our chances of promotion. We've already seen from the early performances of Gray and Dickson that newcomers usually take time to settle in and, with our recent slips in the league, we can't afford to lose further ground while replacements establish themselves.
It looks like we're being conditioned to the possible imminent loss of Wells and, maybe, Doyle. Shaun's probably close to the scenario when he says defeat on Tuesday will see the departure of Nahki in the transfer window. Rumours suggest Jamie Vardy is lined up as Wells's successor. If Wells were to go then this would invevitably affect our chances of promotion. We've already seen from the early performances of Gray and Dickson that newcomers usually take time to settle in and, with our recent slips in the league, we can't afford to lose further ground while replacements establish themselves. Pablo

6:13pm Fri 18 Jan 13

shaun from richmond says...

KnightMcCall wrote:
shaun from richmond wrote: The only reason NO club has come in for any players.......is because Lawn/Rhodes wont look at any offers until AFTER Tue night!!. Thats what they have told the clubs interested!. Which is slightly different to the line Parky is trotting out!!. IF we stay in the cup....THEY STAY!!. IF we dont.....THEY GO!!
Do you know this for a fact Shaun or is it speculaton? It would make some sense and I don't blame the club for keeping cards close to their chest.
YES its a FACT!!. The person who told me 3 Championship teams are in for Wells on the Villa night (I posted the news the next day on here!....one day before the press ran with it) has given me this info.
Dont blame Lawn/Rhodes at all!. A near million pounds goes a long way in this division (or at least you would hope so!).
But of course if we go to the Final .....Wells will be staying (for the time being)
Actually ive been pretty impressed with Lawn this season......Still cant bring myself to say the same about Rhodes!!
THAT MAY TAKE A LITTLE LONGER!
[quote][p][bold]KnightMcCall[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]shaun from richmond[/bold] wrote: The only reason NO club has come in for any players.......is because Lawn/Rhodes wont look at any offers until AFTER Tue night!!. Thats what they have told the clubs interested!. Which is slightly different to the line Parky is trotting out!!. IF we stay in the cup....THEY STAY!!. IF we dont.....THEY GO!![/p][/quote]Do you know this for a fact Shaun or is it speculaton? It would make some sense and I don't blame the club for keeping cards close to their chest.[/p][/quote]YES its a FACT!!. The person who told me 3 Championship teams are in for Wells on the Villa night (I posted the news the next day on here!....one day before the press ran with it) has given me this info. Dont blame Lawn/Rhodes at all!. A near million pounds goes a long way in this division (or at least you would hope so!). But of course if we go to the Final .....Wells will be staying (for the time being) Actually ive been pretty impressed with Lawn this season......Still cant bring myself to say the same about Rhodes!! THAT MAY TAKE A LITTLE LONGER! shaun from richmond

6:49pm Fri 18 Jan 13

northyorksbantam says...

Pablo wrote:
It looks like we're being conditioned to the possible imminent loss of Wells and, maybe, Doyle. Shaun's probably close to the scenario when he says defeat on Tuesday will see the departure of Nahki in the transfer window. Rumours suggest Jamie Vardy is lined up as Wells's successor. If Wells were to go then this would invevitably affect our chances of promotion. We've already seen from the early performances of Gray and Dickson that newcomers usually take time to settle in and, with our recent slips in the league, we can't afford to lose further ground while replacements establish themselves.
I really dont believe it is in our clubs best interest to be selling Wells in January, and it will be a test of the clubs ambition if we do go out of the cup.

Without his goals I fear we may drop out of the promotion race all together. It will need a better replacement than Andy Gray to keep us in it. After the cup run we don't necessarily need the money, so why not tell him and interested clubs, he's at least staying until the end of the season to try and get us promotion...he is under a 3 year contract after all.

His stock won't fall if he continues to score at his current rate which I'm sure he will..Maybe we may lose out slightly as its close season and not a January window, but that would be more than offset by the extra revenue coming into the club for playing league one football.

Who knows if we did get promoted and he stays and continues to score at a similar rate, then he would be worth 3m+ not 500k+ he may be worth now. His value has no where near peaked yet.

We need to keep him for a full on assault on promotion whether we go out of the cup or not. Just my thoughts anyway.
[quote][p][bold]Pablo[/bold] wrote: It looks like we're being conditioned to the possible imminent loss of Wells and, maybe, Doyle. Shaun's probably close to the scenario when he says defeat on Tuesday will see the departure of Nahki in the transfer window. Rumours suggest Jamie Vardy is lined up as Wells's successor. If Wells were to go then this would invevitably affect our chances of promotion. We've already seen from the early performances of Gray and Dickson that newcomers usually take time to settle in and, with our recent slips in the league, we can't afford to lose further ground while replacements establish themselves.[/p][/quote]I really dont believe it is in our clubs best interest to be selling Wells in January, and it will be a test of the clubs ambition if we do go out of the cup. Without his goals I fear we may drop out of the promotion race all together. It will need a better replacement than Andy Gray to keep us in it. After the cup run we don't necessarily need the money, so why not tell him and interested clubs, he's at least staying until the end of the season to try and get us promotion...he is under a 3 year contract after all. His stock won't fall if he continues to score at his current rate which I'm sure he will..Maybe we may lose out slightly as its close season and not a January window, but that would be more than offset by the extra revenue coming into the club for playing league one football. Who knows if we did get promoted and he stays and continues to score at a similar rate, then he would be worth 3m+ not 500k+ he may be worth now. His value has no where near peaked yet. We need to keep him for a full on assault on promotion whether we go out of the cup or not. Just my thoughts anyway. northyorksbantam

7:04pm Fri 18 Jan 13

Pablo says...

northyorksbantam wrote:
Pablo wrote:
It looks like we're being conditioned to the possible imminent loss of Wells and, maybe, Doyle. Shaun's probably close to the scenario when he says defeat on Tuesday will see the departure of Nahki in the transfer window. Rumours suggest Jamie Vardy is lined up as Wells's successor. If Wells were to go then this would invevitably affect our chances of promotion. We've already seen from the early performances of Gray and Dickson that newcomers usually take time to settle in and, with our recent slips in the league, we can't afford to lose further ground while replacements establish themselves.
I really dont believe it is in our clubs best interest to be selling Wells in January, and it will be a test of the clubs ambition if we do go out of the cup.

Without his goals I fear we may drop out of the promotion race all together. It will need a better replacement than Andy Gray to keep us in it. After the cup run we don't necessarily need the money, so why not tell him and interested clubs, he's at least staying until the end of the season to try and get us promotion...he is under a 3 year contract after all.

His stock won't fall if he continues to score at his current rate which I'm sure he will..Maybe we may lose out slightly as its close season and not a January window, but that would be more than offset by the extra revenue coming into the club for playing league one football.

Who knows if we did get promoted and he stays and continues to score at a similar rate, then he would be worth 3m+ not 500k+ he may be worth now. His value has no where near peaked yet.

We need to keep him for a full on assault on promotion whether we go out of the cup or not. Just my thoughts anyway.
Totally agree. There would appear little logic in selling Wells, whether we remain in the cup or not.

However, history has proved that, when we read reports of this nature, it's preparing the supporters for the sale of a fans favourite.

Wells has a special talent and I can't think of how we could replace him, with any certainty of equal success in goal scoring ability.
[quote][p][bold]northyorksbantam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pablo[/bold] wrote: It looks like we're being conditioned to the possible imminent loss of Wells and, maybe, Doyle. Shaun's probably close to the scenario when he says defeat on Tuesday will see the departure of Nahki in the transfer window. Rumours suggest Jamie Vardy is lined up as Wells's successor. If Wells were to go then this would invevitably affect our chances of promotion. We've already seen from the early performances of Gray and Dickson that newcomers usually take time to settle in and, with our recent slips in the league, we can't afford to lose further ground while replacements establish themselves.[/p][/quote]I really dont believe it is in our clubs best interest to be selling Wells in January, and it will be a test of the clubs ambition if we do go out of the cup. Without his goals I fear we may drop out of the promotion race all together. It will need a better replacement than Andy Gray to keep us in it. After the cup run we don't necessarily need the money, so why not tell him and interested clubs, he's at least staying until the end of the season to try and get us promotion...he is under a 3 year contract after all. His stock won't fall if he continues to score at his current rate which I'm sure he will..Maybe we may lose out slightly as its close season and not a January window, but that would be more than offset by the extra revenue coming into the club for playing league one football. Who knows if we did get promoted and he stays and continues to score at a similar rate, then he would be worth 3m+ not 500k+ he may be worth now. His value has no where near peaked yet. We need to keep him for a full on assault on promotion whether we go out of the cup or not. Just my thoughts anyway.[/p][/quote]Totally agree. There would appear little logic in selling Wells, whether we remain in the cup or not. However, history has proved that, when we read reports of this nature, it's preparing the supporters for the sale of a fans favourite. Wells has a special talent and I can't think of how we could replace him, with any certainty of equal success in goal scoring ability. Pablo

7:23pm Fri 18 Jan 13

KnightMcCall says...

Pablo wrote:
northyorksbantam wrote:
Pablo wrote:
It looks like we're being conditioned to the possible imminent loss of Wells and, maybe, Doyle. Shaun's probably close to the scenario when he says defeat on Tuesday will see the departure of Nahki in the transfer window. Rumours suggest Jamie Vardy is lined up as Wells's successor. If Wells were to go then this would invevitably affect our chances of promotion. We've already seen from the early performances of Gray and Dickson that newcomers usually take time to settle in and, with our recent slips in the league, we can't afford to lose further ground while replacements establish themselves.
I really dont believe it is in our clubs best interest to be selling Wells in January, and it will be a test of the clubs ambition if we do go out of the cup.

Without his goals I fear we may drop out of the promotion race all together. It will need a better replacement than Andy Gray to keep us in it. After the cup run we don't necessarily need the money, so why not tell him and interested clubs, he's at least staying until the end of the season to try and get us promotion...he is under a 3 year contract after all.

His stock won't fall if he continues to score at his current rate which I'm sure he will..Maybe we may lose out slightly as its close season and not a January window, but that would be more than offset by the extra revenue coming into the club for playing league one football.

Who knows if we did get promoted and he stays and continues to score at a similar rate, then he would be worth 3m+ not 500k+ he may be worth now. His value has no where near peaked yet.

We need to keep him for a full on assault on promotion whether we go out of the cup or not. Just my thoughts anyway.
Totally agree. There would appear little logic in selling Wells, whether we remain in the cup or not.

However, history has proved that, when we read reports of this nature, it's preparing the supporters for the sale of a fans favourite.

Wells has a special talent and I can't think of how we could replace him, with any certainty of equal success in goal scoring ability.
There are no certainties Pablo and that is what the board face. The only way of making the right decision is to travel through time and see how well Nahki does if we keep him...I would say that if the right price is received then selling him is very logical. I don't want him to leave; I just think that if a decent bid comes in then there is too much risk turning it down. He may get injured; lose form etc and then we could look back and wish we had off-loaded him (remember turning down £250k for Mark Bower).

Best thing to do is beat Villa and then we won't have to concern ourselves with such things. I hope that doesn't get called off; we don't want them bring in a few new faces before wegat to face them...
[quote][p][bold]Pablo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]northyorksbantam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Pablo[/bold] wrote: It looks like we're being conditioned to the possible imminent loss of Wells and, maybe, Doyle. Shaun's probably close to the scenario when he says defeat on Tuesday will see the departure of Nahki in the transfer window. Rumours suggest Jamie Vardy is lined up as Wells's successor. If Wells were to go then this would invevitably affect our chances of promotion. We've already seen from the early performances of Gray and Dickson that newcomers usually take time to settle in and, with our recent slips in the league, we can't afford to lose further ground while replacements establish themselves.[/p][/quote]I really dont believe it is in our clubs best interest to be selling Wells in January, and it will be a test of the clubs ambition if we do go out of the cup. Without his goals I fear we may drop out of the promotion race all together. It will need a better replacement than Andy Gray to keep us in it. After the cup run we don't necessarily need the money, so why not tell him and interested clubs, he's at least staying until the end of the season to try and get us promotion...he is under a 3 year contract after all. His stock won't fall if he continues to score at his current rate which I'm sure he will..Maybe we may lose out slightly as its close season and not a January window, but that would be more than offset by the extra revenue coming into the club for playing league one football. Who knows if we did get promoted and he stays and continues to score at a similar rate, then he would be worth 3m+ not 500k+ he may be worth now. His value has no where near peaked yet. We need to keep him for a full on assault on promotion whether we go out of the cup or not. Just my thoughts anyway.[/p][/quote]Totally agree. There would appear little logic in selling Wells, whether we remain in the cup or not. However, history has proved that, when we read reports of this nature, it's preparing the supporters for the sale of a fans favourite. Wells has a special talent and I can't think of how we could replace him, with any certainty of equal success in goal scoring ability.[/p][/quote]There are no certainties Pablo and that is what the board face. The only way of making the right decision is to travel through time and see how well Nahki does if we keep him...I would say that if the right price is received then selling him is very logical. I don't want him to leave; I just think that if a decent bid comes in then there is too much risk turning it down. He may get injured; lose form etc and then we could look back and wish we had off-loaded him (remember turning down £250k for Mark Bower). Best thing to do is beat Villa and then we won't have to concern ourselves with such things. I hope that doesn't get called off; we don't want them bring in a few new faces before wegat to face them... KnightMcCall

8:22pm Fri 18 Jan 13

lawsonio123 says...

Pablo wrote:
It looks like we're being conditioned to the possible imminent loss of Wells and, maybe, Doyle. Shaun's probably close to the scenario when he says defeat on Tuesday will see the departure of Nahki in the transfer window. Rumours suggest Jamie Vardy is lined up as Wells's successor.

If Wells were to go then this would invevitably affect our chances of promotion. We've already seen from the early performances of Gray and Dickson that newcomers usually take time to settle in and, with our recent slips in the league, we can't afford to lose further ground while replacements establish themselves.
Well Pablo Vardy would be a interesring replacement but are you sure all this is not just RUMOURS. Papers often write rubbish always have even our own TandA once had Martin Peters Managing City was mearly a telephone call from a fan wishful thinking.You may well be right and if you are well then Vardy would not be a bad replacement Still go up Stay Happy it will end OK
[quote][p][bold]Pablo[/bold] wrote: It looks like we're being conditioned to the possible imminent loss of Wells and, maybe, Doyle. Shaun's probably close to the scenario when he says defeat on Tuesday will see the departure of Nahki in the transfer window. Rumours suggest Jamie Vardy is lined up as Wells's successor. If Wells were to go then this would invevitably affect our chances of promotion. We've already seen from the early performances of Gray and Dickson that newcomers usually take time to settle in and, with our recent slips in the league, we can't afford to lose further ground while replacements establish themselves.[/p][/quote]Well Pablo Vardy would be a interesring replacement but are you sure all this is not just RUMOURS. Papers often write rubbish always have even our own TandA once had Martin Peters Managing City was mearly a telephone call from a fan wishful thinking.You may well be right and if you are well then Vardy would not be a bad replacement Still go up Stay Happy it will end OK lawsonio123

8:37pm Fri 18 Jan 13

Wrose bantam says...

I have to say that I see the transfer rumours very differently to others on here.

Nakhi - He has signed a contract with us recently, so we do not have to him go. I understand that if he really wants to go for more money/ to play higher up the league, it is fair to consider this. However, this then boils down to the fact that we do not have to sell, we are in semi final and are in the running for promo. No club in their right mind would sell him before the end of the seaon.

A million pounds go a long way? Does it really? I think not, not now that we have banked major cash from the cup run, that was totally unexpected. So, we probably have £750/ £1million without selling anybody.

So, I would say, keep Wells, if need be offer him an improved contrcat or look for more money at the end of the seaon. If not who are we going to get to replace him?

Andy Gray- I remember him from the past. I am not being negative, but do not see him as answer for much beyond taking a few games workload from James Hanson. he never was a prolific scorer.

Nathan - This is different and I think it needs sorting out. Doyle is a good player and can play above the 4th Division, I believe his contract is short and so this is an accident waiting to happen. Offer him a deal.

This has been a great year so far (Compared to past years) but I can not help remembering walikng away from Valley Parade a few years ago when Windass had played a vlinder in league 1. We were just below Mid Table at the time and I thought, Thank god for Windass. Hull later offered £1m and took him. I remember thinking that we had sold 2 players "the Goalscorer" and the "hassler" who the opposition needed to watch. At the time I think the management thought we are safe, a £1million is alot so let's cash in.

..We went down that season.
..Windass scored the goal that took Hull Up..
...The rest is history.

This whole situation is different, do we really need to cash in??
I have to say that I see the transfer rumours very differently to others on here. Nakhi - He has signed a contract with us recently, so we do not have to him go. I understand that if he really wants to go for more money/ to play higher up the league, it is fair to consider this. However, this then boils down to the fact that we do not have to sell, we are in semi final and are in the running for promo. No club in their right mind would sell him before the end of the seaon. A million pounds go a long way? Does it really? I think not, not now that we have banked major cash from the cup run, that was totally unexpected. So, we probably have £750/ £1million without selling anybody. So, I would say, keep Wells, if need be offer him an improved contrcat or look for more money at the end of the seaon. If not who are we going to get to replace him? Andy Gray- I remember him from the past. I am not being negative, but do not see him as answer for much beyond taking a few games workload from James Hanson. he never was a prolific scorer. Nathan - This is different and I think it needs sorting out. Doyle is a good player and can play above the 4th Division, I believe his contract is short and so this is an accident waiting to happen. Offer him a deal. This has been a great year so far (Compared to past years) but I can not help remembering walikng away from Valley Parade a few years ago when Windass had played a vlinder in league 1. We were just below Mid Table at the time and I thought, Thank god for Windass. Hull later offered £1m and took him. I remember thinking that we had sold 2 players "the Goalscorer" and the "hassler" who the opposition needed to watch. At the time I think the management thought we are safe, a £1million is alot so let's cash in. ..We went down that season. ..Windass scored the goal that took Hull Up.. ...The rest is history. This whole situation is different, do we really need to cash in?? Wrose bantam

9:25pm Fri 18 Jan 13

Bantam76 says...

KnightMcCall wrote:
BASSA1 wrote:
Just hope we can string a few good league together now.
Just focus on trying to string a sentence together BASSA...(sorry, couldn't resist).
Haha :-D
[quote][p][bold]KnightMcCall[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BASSA1[/bold] wrote: Just hope we can string a few good league together now.[/p][/quote]Just focus on trying to string a sentence together BASSA...(sorry, couldn't resist).[/p][/quote]Haha :-D Bantam76

6:20am Sun 20 Jan 13

tyker2 says...

why would wells want to go to uddersfield:they look as though they could be in the same division as us next year.they seem to be in free fall
why would wells want to go to uddersfield:they look as though they could be in the same division as us next year.they seem to be in free fall tyker2

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