Promotion Tales: Bradford’s City’s Top-Flight ‘Fairy Tale’

Posted by on Dec 12, 2014 in Promotion Tales | No Comments
Promotion Tales: Bradford’s City’s Top-Flight ‘Fairy Tale’

Continuing this series of posts on clubs promoted to the top-flight of English football after a considerable gap or, in some cases, the first time ever, Michael Wood turns the clock back to the year 2000. The location? Bradford.

Preamble

Frances Griffiths knew about fairy tales.

In 1917, when she was nine years old, she went to the bottom of the garden at a house in Cottingley, Bradford, and …

At What Cost Nahki Wells?

Posted by on Dec 28, 2013 in Uncategorized | 7 Comments
At What Cost Nahki Wells?

Nahki Wells – prized asset of the Bradford City strike force – is the subject of much rumour and attention as the January 2014 transfer window opens but in these days before the start of business I’m given to ponder forthcoming events and the wisdom around them.

First on Wells, while he is a lively player capable – when confident – of scoring plentiful and exciting goals I would …

Bradford City: The Hangover Part Two?

Posted by on Mar 1, 2013 in Uncategorized | 6 Comments
Bradford City: The Hangover Part Two?

The story of Bradford City’s journey to the League Cup final has been one likened to a fairy tale and, in a way, it ended that way too as the Bantams were beaten 5-0 by Swansea City.

In this particular fable, Jack climbs the Beanstalk to find his bride who has been taken by a giant, only to discover that – after his admittedly impressive adventures – that the …

The Things We Think and Do Not Say: Bradford City Beat Arsenal

Posted by on Dec 13, 2012 in Uncategorized | 2 Comments
The Things We Think and Do Not Say: Bradford City Beat Arsenal

We have been here before, of course.

The last time Arsenal played at Valley Parade the score was the same — 1-1 — although that was not settled by penalties. The time before that, Bradford City won 2-1. Those were Premier League games.

We have also beaten better teams than Arsenal at Valley Parade. In my first season back in 1980, a Liverpool team that did more in Europe …

Support is Not for Sale

Posted by on Feb 21, 2012 in Uncategorized | 5 Comments
Support is Not for Sale

Following on from the elegy provided for the website he had run for the past 12 years, the incomparable Boy from Brazil, Michael Wood makes a quick return to TTU today. Here are his thoughts on a recent offer from Gillingham Football Club to their fans, arguing that the quality of generosity should not be strain’d.

Gillingham supporters are not happy. Following a poor performance, there has been an offer …

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