Issue Beaten City Looking At The Pereinial Problem

As told by Michael Wood

A 1-0 defeat at York City gave Stuart McCall of a first taste in management of the pereinial Bradford City problem of mistaken identity. City turned up against Burnley winning plaudits for a draw with the Championship side but soft pedaled against the non-league Minstermen and were beaten.

This kind of attitude has seen the Bantams able to turn up against the best sides but get beaten by the weaker ones across all four divisions in the last decade be they a 1-0 defeat at Watford contrasted with beating Liverpool or home thumpings by Stockport County against wins over teams that would get promoted McCall needs his City side to address this before progress can be made.

City lost needlessly getting little out of a game where Chris Beardsley tapped in a rebound from a Craig Farrell shot and the Bantams – albeit with a share of trailists – never looked like replying. Fast forward this to the league and three points against anyone is three points and were the previous two games in a season then City would have one point and not the three that the positions suggest we should.

McCall is taking an extended look at trialist Kyle Nix – he has a month contract to prove his worth – and hopes to firm up a contract with Paul Evans this week.