Live Blog: Nahki Wells Cup Final At Wembley

February 24, 2013

[Updated - Swansea win 5-0] After months of training and anticipation the big day is here, with Nahki Wells and his Bradford City teammates set to take on Swansea in the Capital One Cup Final at the famed Wembley stadium today [Feb 24] at 12 noon Bermuda time.

Wembley stadium is expected to be full for the match, with the stadium’s capacity of 90,000 people well in excess of the entire population of Bermuda. The game will be televised on local TV, and the channels to check will be CableVision 22 & 450, WOW 103 and ZFB 7.

Nahki Wells family before the game

Some of Nahki Wells family, who traveled to London, pictured before the game.

Update: Bradford suffered a 5-0 defeat, with Swansea’s Nathan Dyer and Jonathan De Guzman scoring twice, while Spanish striker Michu also found the back of the net. Bermuda’s Nahki Wells was part of the starting lineup, however was taken off in the 57th minute after Bradford goalkeeper Matt Duke was shown a red card. Wells was sacrificed for Bradford’s replacement keeper Jon McLaughlin, with Bradford going down to ten men.

You can see additional coverage of today’s events here.

Live portion is over, the updates are below starting from the beginning:

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  1. Joe says:

    Hope Nakhl scores today, but Swans win......this from a Swansea born and raised lad.....come on the Jacks.

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  2. O'Brien says:

    Hasn't the hero-worship of this guy in the local media gone a tad far?

    That said, I wish him all the best today.

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    • Concerned Citizen says:

      Obrien, will you do us all a favour......and shut the f$% up? Thank you, you hater!

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    • Jackie says:

      NO, when you consider all the negativity happening in Bermuda with gun violence, this HERO is just what is needed!!!

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      • Micro says:

        We're all gathering for this one guy while the we all turn a blind eye to the crap happening at home.

        When is are we gonna unify and put a end to the crap?

        I agree with O'Brien, raised that question myself a few weeks ago, albeit with a different tone.

        Where was the support for our cricketers last week?
        Where's the support for all our other international athletes?

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        • Bernews says:

          If you are referring to us specifically, as in Bernews, we would encourage you to look at our sports section.

          We cover over 30 sports...archery, bodybuilding, squash, karting, martial arts, powerboats, hockey, sailing, swimming, gymnastics etc.

          We will never get them all, but we make every effort to cover the widest variety of sports we can on a daily basis, as we agree with you, all of our athletes deserve coverage.

          This is not to take anything away from Nahki Wells, who has of course done a great job thus far in his football career.

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        • Jackie says:

          Why not gather for him, he is giving hope to a lot of young Bermudian men who may be leading a less than desirable lifestyle. Even if Nahki's success has reached at least one of our young men, then in my eyes, that is one less loss we are facing. Rather than be negative, look at Nahki's road to Wembley and regardless if it was a loss to Swansea, it was a winner for this man's goals, hopes and dreams.

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    • O'Brien says:

      Not a hater - just asking for some perspective. I think the result did just that...smh

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      • RME says:

        Perspective my @$$. I don't care what the scoreboard says. Bradford City losing here is like saying "Gee, the team only won the silver medal in the Olympics" or "he lost in the finals at Wimbledon". They have nothing to feel bad about and should continue to hold their heads high. It's not hero-worship you moron, it's called being proud of one of your own!

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  3. Truth is killin' me... says:

    Bradford3-2Swansea

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  4. Grizz says:

    @ o'Brien...please stop being a hata and get off the blog...a tad to far u ask? You can't be Bermudian to say such a thing.This young man deserves all the praise he's getting. Find a woman to give you attention if ya lacking. Fack bie haters are everywhere!

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  5. Come On Man!!! says:

    @O'Brien: I think your right about that. He's got a long way to go. Support him yes, but don't go over board. He's gotta get better on his passing and his crosses into the box. Its not just about scoring goals. Good luck Nahki!!

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    • ReallyThou says:

      How can anyone not be proud of his success. How can you say an island is gone to far if they are showing a phenomenal young man soooo much support! It's never gone to far when someone is accomplishing their dreams with a big support system like this! With that said, GOOOOOO NAHKI! Everyone is PROUD of you! Continue to make your friends, family and island proud.

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  6. Everett Outerbridge says:

    @O'Brien - I wouldn't term in hero worship at all. Sure, Nahki Wells has not reached his full potential but we can celebrate his successes thus far and I think he is a good role model for any aspiring young man. In my opinion, it is not hero worship but positive role modeling.

    Go Nahki Wells!. I wish you and Bradford City much success!

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  7. Bermy says:

    What channel is the game on cable vision ?

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  8. crap tv says:

    Can always count on zbm to deliver a quality feed...looks so nice and clear...cant even read the f$ckin numbers on the jerseys

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  9. bdafan says:

    channel 22 and 7 cablevision

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  10. Sally says:

    Once again Cable Vision has failed us!

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  11. Family Man says:

    Cablevision's just showing redneck fishing on 101. Forced to watch a blurry channel 7.

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  12. Watching the game says:

    Channel 22 is better

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  13. 450 HD says:

    Crystal clear on 450 .. Cable vision

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  14. Bermuda Girl! says:

    If you are not bigging up Nahki Wells! Then shut up right now!! Find the channel and support Nahki Wells! Shut up otherwise! Bradford City Nahki Wells! Excited happy about Nahki's success!! Black History!

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    • Truth is killin' me... says:

      How about just Bermuda History. Some ass has always gotta bring black or white into the picture!!!

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  15. Argosy says:

    Cable Vision carried an ad in Saturday's RG (page 13) saying it would be on 101 and 416.

    Can't they get anything right?

    As for channel 7, that's an insult. Mr. Perry should be ashamed to put out a product of such appaling "quality". He should be shut down for failing to meet a minimum level of performance. Typical local ethos - set a low standard which you consistently fail to attain.

    Thank goodness for ESPN and channel 450.

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  16. Mike bemy says:

    Game over!!!

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  17. We Dont Care What You Think says:

    I am UBP

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  18. Midnite says:

    That was painful to watch. It's like 1 side did not show up and the other team had free reign to do whatever they wanted for the whole 90 minutes.

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  19. Really says:

    Overwhelemed and nerves likely got the better of BC :( plus early goal stunner

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  20. please wake me says:

    Well done Nahki Wells and Bradford City.The giants of football you had to beat just to make it thus far should be celebrated!
    You were not victorious today but the future is bright. I for one am proud of you and your team.

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  21. Bermuda Girl! says:

    Truth is killing me...face the truth boo. Its black history! U must be white lol smh. To bad for you! Power to the ppl! Yah dumb!

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    • Truth is killin' me... says:

      I'm mixed ass and love both my parents!

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    • Anbu says:

      And nahki is mixed too so shut ya dumba$$ up! Well done nahki u d guy mate. You've done us all proud at home don't worry about the loss mate u made it to the final! That itself is an accomplishment! Keep up the effort mate and I know you'll be in the premiere soon. Again well done mate

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  22. NO Stone. says:

    Great effort even though it was like David with out STONES against Goliath.

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  23. not_really_bermudian says:

    Nahki Wells an his team are a joke we bermudians have no idea of wat football is. The sad part is he's the best player we have wat does that say about the state of football in this country. If he was so great he would be playing for a championship team not a league 2 team that's gonna be relegated into blue square premier

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    • foldgers says:

      i was for swansea because the ribbing i took from certain people who did not understand the game, especially premier league, was becoming annoying. If wells continues his progress and continues his growth , the potential is there for him to reach the highest heights and i wish nothing but the best for him but urge everyone to allow him to stay grounded.

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  24. Joe says:

    Nakhi who? Don't think he kicked the ball. The one most one sided final ever.....

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  25. Just a thought says:

    As a welsh taffy and strong love for Bermuda, I was so happy to see Swansea win....they have been the underdogs for a decade. That being said, I am so proud of Nahki Wells s he is one of a few who will ever experience that magical moment of walking onto the pitch at Wembley and actually playing in a cup final. He should be applauded for the positive influence this brings to our discouraged youth....you have to work hard for your success...it does not get handed to you on a plate..way to go Nahki, you are a real star today....pay no mind to these dopey haters...they all couch potatoes and envious!!

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  26. Pablo says:

    Congratulations Mr. Wells and Bradfrod City FC! The accomplishment of qualifying and participating in a Cup final at Wembley is a testament to the hard work and dedication that you've shown. Hold your heads high and best wishes for a healthy and successful remainder of the season!

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