Bradford boss wants Millwall target James Hanson to stay

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Millwall have not formally agreed a fee with Bradford City for striker James Hanson.

Boss Neil Harris wants to bring the target man to The Den, but Bradford have already rejected two offers from the Lions.

A third bid remains on the table but Bantams manager Phil Parkinson does not want the 27-year-old to leave the club and has been trying to convince him that his immediate future remains at Valley Parade.

Parkinson has told local media in Bradford he wants to keep the club’s best players to build on last season’s seventh-place finish in League One – and Hanson is believed to be part of those plans.

Hanson attracted the attention of Millwall after some eye-catching performances in the FA Cup last season, including a goal in their 4-0 third-round win over Ian Holloway’s side.

Harris, however, will move on to other targets if a deal cannot be agreed for the centre-forward.

John Kelly

(@jkelly1882)

24 thoughts on “Bradford boss wants Millwall target James Hanson to stay

  • June 24, 2015 at 19:40
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    Who said its a done deal by Thursday lol, we've penny pinched strikers that got us in this mess in the first place, same old Millwall,we were warned in Jackets last season and thereafter.

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  • June 24, 2015 at 19:46
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    If you want the player put a proper bid in instead of f****** about, anybody who's glad he ain't coming now should think again cos if we can't get him in it gets worse !!!!

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    • June 26, 2015 at 01:46
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      Don't agree mate. the man couldn't get into double figures in league 1, john marquis had a better strike rate. id offer 50k or tell him to f*** off. id rather take a chance on a tall youngster with everything to prove, than a 27 year old who couldn't score in a brothel. IMO

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  • June 24, 2015 at 19:56
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    Also Alfie Mowson will only come if he has a very good chance of first team football Sees Nelson Beevers and Webster in his way. move on Neil!

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  • June 24, 2015 at 20:03
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    A terrible sense of deja vu! I wonder if the club still have Fuller or the Hoffs number!

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  • June 24, 2015 at 20:30
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    Word is Hanson is staying at Bradford... Wish I could say I didn't say that coming. Not a forgone conclusion until the club officially give word but I hope Bomber doesn't waste too much on trying to get player who dosent really fancy a new opportunity to play football in the capital. I think he would of been the perfect fit for our club and the exact foil needed for the likes of Gregory and O'Brien but the club would have to dig a bit deeper and just pay the full asking price if they want to progress out of League One.

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  • June 24, 2015 at 20:47
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    If BC don't want the money that's on the table then walk away if Hanson doesn't want to play for Wall we don't want him had to many players over last 2/3 seasons that haven't the heart to be a Wall player
    Let's get players that want to play for us Jimmy is a prime example Wall thru n thru F... The rest

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  • June 24, 2015 at 21:36
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    He's Bradford, born and bred, it's gonna be hard for him to leave his hometown club.

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  • June 24, 2015 at 21:37
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    Parkinson only wants Hanson coz the takeover fell through & he couldn't get the players he wanted. If he wanted Hanson why did put him up for sale in the first place. Horrible northern c***.

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  • June 24, 2015 at 22:15
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    I think we have to accept that a player like Hanson from up north, is going to be reluctant to move south. That doesn't just involve him, but his family etc. We've seen players who can't settle-irrespective of who they've played for or where they go. I mean, for example, reversing the situation-would you work in Bradford?
    I reckon we should concentrate on Londoners-There's plenty of clubs in the capital with players that are either out of contract or not close enough to being a first team regular in the premiership who might be a better option. At the end of the day regarding Hanson, if we've made bids and it doesn't fit-MOVE ON.

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  • June 24, 2015 at 22:19
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    So alternative target men, i don't have as good a knowledge of players as i used to have?
    Who could be a target man we go for instead?

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  • June 24, 2015 at 22:38
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    aaaaaaaand here we f****** are again! another lost signing who would of been decent for us, all because we won't f****** put up the £££ same old b******* the board want something for nothing! he's worth at least 400k of anyone's money. we're just not realistic at all we really ain't, if we had of gone in at 380k then we might of been taken seriously! he may not be the best but the fact he's our first choice worries me what we'll end up with it really does. j.b i have nothing but respect for you but you were in the top 5 or 6 richest chairman in the championship last year and wasted money on s****!!! you actually have the chance to buy a decent player that would of been with us for some time and not taken it? we've off loaded 18 plus players which has freed up untold funds for the season ahead in wages alone! we need to spend wisely.

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    • June 25, 2015 at 05:17
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      @steveomfc5:
      So many wrong points in your argument I don't know where to begin really.
      Firstly, if you read the article, it's not about us not putting up the money, we have made 2 bids, and a 3rd one is one the table. It's called negotiation. Secondly you mention exact figures (380k etc) Id be willing to bet my house that nobody other than the 2 clubs will know what the exact offers have been. It's not as simple as you seem to think it is as there are all sorts of other fees attached that don't even get spoke about in the public domain. Next you mention about JB being the 5th or 6th richest chairman in the championship last season.. Would you like to provide some proof to back that up? As off the top of my head I can think of clubs such as, leeds, fulham, Huddersfield, norwich, forest, reading, wolves, Blackburn, bournemouth, cardiff, Derby who ALL have chiarman worth a lot more than JB, there's 11 clubs for you and i guarentee there's more if you do your reasearch. Then you talk about him wasting money on s h i t... JB doesn't pick the players we buy, never has. He put his faith in Holloway who wasted a very respectable budget that a better manager would have made a decent squad out of, why is it JB's fault that he put his money on the table, and Holloway f***** it up? He backed the manager. Lastly you talk about all the freed up money from 18 released players. I take it you don't know that relegation to league 1 cost the club over 4 million pound in revenue from various outlets? If you look abit closer at the facts I'll think you'll find the reasons we have off loaded all those players is A- because most were part of 2 of the most poor seasons in our history, and B- because they weren't good enough and we needed a fresh start with a new manager who can bring his own ideas to the table. We haven't all of a sudden come into a shed load of money because all them players are gone. It wouldn't of even covered the losses for the season. Think before you speak, as you've just waffled a load of old tosh and come out with a load of fiction based on your own assumptions. Which are completely wrong.

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  • June 24, 2015 at 23:53
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    To be honest I could not give a t***.... Gregs, Obrien and Fred it's their time to shine they deserve it..... Bringing in a lump for 500k will just push our true lions back in the pecking order!!!! Get someone young and hungry and make them fight for a place, this northern fella will think he can walk in the first team....

    Stick with the youn guns!!!!! COYL

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    • June 26, 2015 at 01:53
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      @JONO: 100% on the money jono, if we have to beg a player to join, then is he really going to have the heart and spirit we need. actually though, I don't think hansons worth a w***. he couldn't get into double figures last season in div 1. he has one thing about him, he's tall! im sure there are youngsters out there who are tall and really want to play for us

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  • June 25, 2015 at 00:06
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    This is a bit of a tricky one! I don't think he's ever gonna put a transfer request in as he's loyal to the club! But if they did accept I think he'd do well in our squad he brings something different! If he don't sign I wonder what Steve Morrison is doing next year!?!? Haha

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  • June 25, 2015 at 00:37
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    f*** him now he dont want 2 come and play 4 our beloved MILLWALL or he manager so move on now bomber I say pope 4 port vale he no where the goal is and he link up play is ok 4 this league COYL NOLU, WDC

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    • June 25, 2015 at 05:36
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      @I fear no foe:
      How much will he cost though? If we are spending money I want it to be on players good enough, or at least have potential to play in the championship. Tom Pope doesn't have this, anyone who's seen him play regularly will confirm this. His control isn't great, his pace is non existent and he will be 30 next month. Not someone we should be looking at. If he was that good, a championship club would of signed him before now.

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  • June 25, 2015 at 09:09
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    TOM POPE moved to BURY a month ago so is not an option.

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  • June 25, 2015 at 10:14
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    Really not sure on this one, would love to see him in a Millwall shirt but to be honest can't see it happening!

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    • June 25, 2015 at 13:45
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      As a city fan from the grim north i would be gutted to see Hanson go, if you want a big target man who wins EVERY header and also has a decent shot on him then he is your man. Bradford suffer from buget restrictions even afer a good couple of cup runs and Parky does not want to sell bt with hopefully John Stead signing plus a couple of other decent players in the pipeline we as a club have to be realistic on what we can afford. I nticed a couple of you slagging off the chairman I think he has put a lot f cash into the club with sweet FA to show for it, If he is still wanting to back your manager with another cash transfer signing ( which no one does in leauge 1) then i think you need to leave the guy alone CTID ...everywhere we go !1

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  • June 25, 2015 at 10:34
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    Looks like Dunne has tackled him in the picture, so he must be sh.ite :-)

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