Bradford City target Jason Kennedy stays at Rochdale as Ritchie Jones departs

NO DEAL: Rochdale midfielder Jason Kennedy, front, will not be joining the Bantams after protracted negotiations

NO DEAL: Rochdale midfielder Jason Kennedy, front, will not be joining the Bantams after protracted negotiations

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City target Jason Kennedy will not be heading to Valley Parade.

Boss Phil Parkinson had hoped to add the Rochdale midfielder to his ranks but, after several on-off negotiations, the plug was suddenly pulled on the deal an hour before tonight's transfer deadline at 11pm.

One player who has left the Bantams is midfielder Ritchie Jones, who has agreed to cancel his contract six months early.

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12:45am Fri 1 Feb 13

Spenvalleyspartan says...

A disappointing January transfer window for City! As far as promotion is concerned akin to 1988! :-(
A disappointing January transfer window for City! As far as promotion is concerned akin to 1988! :-( Spenvalleyspartan
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5:32am Fri 1 Feb 13

tyker2 says...

sd to see Jones go and Kennedy not arrive. He was reported not to be happy at Rochdale and they had given permission for him to speak to us after probably agreeing a fee. Maybe he values himself too highly. I would rather have a few quid less and be happy at work but perhaps he thinks differently OR his agent was trying to screw us too hard and Lawnee was not having it
sd to see Jones go and Kennedy not arrive. He was reported not to be happy at Rochdale and they had given permission for him to speak to us after probably agreeing a fee. Maybe he values himself too highly. I would rather have a few quid less and be happy at work but perhaps he thinks differently OR his agent was trying to screw us too hard and Lawnee was not having it tyker2
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10:44am Fri 1 Feb 13

Prisoner Cell Block A says...

Spenvalleyspartan wrote:
A disappointing January transfer window for City! As far as promotion is concerned akin to 1988! :-(
Difference being the chairmen would more than likely have backed this but wouldn't be held to ransom.

Tordoff told Dolan, "you have got us where we are with these players you don't need anyone else"

We then lost a 10?? point advantage and failed to win for over a month.

If the club had managed that promotion with that team we may well have become a mainstay in the top flight.
[quote][p][bold]Spenvalleyspartan[/bold] wrote: A disappointing January transfer window for City! As far as promotion is concerned akin to 1988! :-([/p][/quote]Difference being the chairmen would more than likely have backed this but wouldn't be held to ransom. Tordoff told Dolan, "you have got us where we are with these players you don't need anyone else" We then lost a 10?? point advantage and failed to win for over a month. If the club had managed that promotion with that team we may well have become a mainstay in the top flight. Prisoner Cell Block A
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11:02am Fri 1 Feb 13

Cityman23 says...

Shame about Ritchie Jones, but lately he's been 'out' of things and even when he played, looked short of his early combatative performances. Never was a 'scoring' midfielder but I will remember him for some of those better fit team appearances. Good luck Richie!
Shame about Ritchie Jones, but lately he's been 'out' of things and even when he played, looked short of his early combatative performances. Never was a 'scoring' midfielder but I will remember him for some of those better fit team appearances. Good luck Richie! Cityman23
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