Date: 19th December 2017 at 10:53pm
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So as we come towards the time of the year when we hit the half way stage of the season; teams take stock of how well they have or haven’t done. This then gives them a list of areas to improve and here comes the January Transfer Window.

Lower League Problems
The problem with this of course is being held to ransom. Why would you improve a rivals squad on the cheap when it could cost you your own league position. Similarly, if you have to sell your star player he won’t be going for nothing. This is when prices are usually artificially inflated so teams often pay more than market value for a player. This happened last year for Bradford. They paid £250,000 for Charlie Wyke who at the time was valued at approximately £100,000. After Bradford bought him, Carlisle went on a run of over 7 games without a goal, proving that in fact he was probably worth more than they actually sold him for, yet a bargain for us.

Tides Are Turning
whilst Bradford did sell a player last year in James Hanson, they replaced him, as mentioned above, with Charlie Wyke. This year, so far after the recent game against Southend, he has hit 11 goals in all competitions for the Bantams and with such a record in League 1, could he be subject to bids from other clubs?

Not only that, the question could be asked whether he is Bradford’s ONLY asset and even if he is, what bids would we accept if we only bought him a year ago?


So Bantams fans..Do you think we’ll get a bid for Wyke? Do you think there are other players that could interest clubs, Kilgallon for example? What about the other way, what area do we need to strengthen and do you think we’re likely to pay over the odds to secure promotion?

Let me know in the comments below


I’m not sure this is the last time we’ll discuss transfers!