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    Newcastle wouldn't....we did.

    Good piece in the Mail yesterday on Graham Carr, (Alan's dad), when he was Chief Scout at Newcastle. Alan Pardew was manager and wanted to bring this striker in,

    "Alan had a new centre-forward in mind and the analyst was ready with the clips. I'd been brought up on Jackie Milburn and had watched Malcolm Macdonald and Alan Shearer, and there on the screen was Bradford striker Nahki Wells. I'm thinking 'F**cking hell", sometimes you have to think how the fans would react. That one never happened."

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    Not read much about him lately, is he setting Loftus Road on fire?

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    Is he at Bristol City now ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by malwayne View Post
    Is he at Bristol City now ?
    He's not setting Loftus Road alight then?

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    The day after we signed Brownhill from Bristol City for 9 million, we sold them Wells for 5 million. So superstar Josh actually cost us just 4 million. Not daft our Mike, looks after the money that lad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sinkov View Post
    Good piece in the Mail yesterday on Graham Carr, (Alan's dad), when he was Chief Scout at Newcastle. Alan Pardew was manager and wanted to bring this striker in,

    "Alan had a new centre-forward in mind and the analyst was ready with the clips. I'd been brought up on Jackie Milburn and had watched Malcolm Macdonald and Alan Shearer, and there on the screen was Bradford striker Nahki Wells. I'm thinking 'F**cking hell", sometimes you have to think how the fans would react. That one never happened."
    That was at a time that Wells was in a run during which he started 65 league games for Bradford and come on as substitute on 26 occasions and had scored 42 goals.

    In January 2014 he went on loan to Huddersfield but after 2 days Huddersfield actually bought him after he had come on as a sub and scored! He made a total of 145 league appearances for Huddersfield and scored 45 goals. His loan spell at QPR saw him make 66 appearances and score 20 goals and since he moved to Bristol City he has made 19 league appearances and scored 6 goals.
    Overall he has started 252 league games and come on as sub in a further 80, of which 9 were for the Clarets with no goals, however, he has scored 113 league goals which is 1 in just under every 3 games.
    I would say that the Championship is perhaps his level but he may have developed in a higher division if he had been given the chance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sinkov View Post
    The day after we signed Brownhill from Bristol City for 9 million, we sold them Wells for 5 million. So superstar Josh actually cost us just 4 million. Not daft our Mike, looks after the money that lad.
    I really was unaware of that sinkov. What a bloody brilliant Chairman we have. Have we signed Wilson yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Supersub6 View Post
    That was at a time that Wells was in a run during which he started 65 league games for Bradford and come on as substitute on 26 occasions and had scored 42 goals.

    In January 2014 he went on loan to Huddersfield but after 2 days Huddersfield actually bought him after he had come on as a sub and scored! He made a total of 145 league appearances for Huddersfield and scored 45 goals. His loan spell at QPR saw him make 66 appearances and score 20 goals and since he moved to Bristol City he has made 19 league appearances and scored 6 goals.
    Overall he has started 252 league games and come on as sub in a further 80, of which 9 were for the Clarets with no goals, however, he has scored 113 league goals which is 1 in just under every 3 games.
    I would say that the Championship is perhaps his level but he may have developed in a higher division if he had been given the chance.
    He gets some stick on here Sub, for reasons beyond his control, but you're right, his scoring record at Championship level is good, you can't knock it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Bedlington Terrier View Post
    I really was unaware of that sinkov. What a bloody brilliant Chairman we have. Have we signed Wilson yet?

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    Me neither BT, when you mentioned QPR I realised I'd no idea what had happened to him, and had to look it up. That nice little deal slipped under the radar didn't it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sinkov View Post
    Me neither BT, when you mentioned QPR I realised I'd no idea what had happened to him, and had to look it up. That nice little deal slipped under the radar didn't it.
    A belter of a deal was that one sinkov, because Brownhill already looks to be worth at least 15 million.

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